webbgirl: (XMen_Wolvie-Canadian)
Spent today at Whistler with [livejournal.com profile] crimsonquills and [livejournal.com profile] tartary_lamb. In spite of almost freezing several parts of my anatomy off (mostly my fingers while trying to take pictures) it was an AWESOME day.

We took a bus up and then got a pass to go up to the top and take the Peak to Peak gondola. The gondola ride up the mountain was cramped to put it mildly. The Peak to Peak one was great. Much more room and we were able to enjoy the view.

There was no way we could do a round trip back to take a gondola down so we took the chair lifts. I thought I was going to completely freeze, but it was actually beyond cool. The scenery was just amazing.

We then made our way down to the town and sat and had drinks, ate and warmed up while waiting for the bus back.

It was a great day. I'm feeling a bit like I might have a cold or be sick, but I think that may just be from me needing to re-hydrate after the altitude. I've had issues with that in the past.

Here are a few pics of the day.

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webbgirl: (DW_Hand)
I'm at SeaTac now. Insanely early for my flight, but I had to check out of the hotel and figured I could sit, read and watch at least part of the football game later. I did get bumped up to first class somehow. Yay for that.

I figured by coming to the airport I might avoid some Who-related wank for a bit (there were even a couple of folks from the UK at my hotel discussing the casting news for Eleven. WTF?). The TSA had different ideas. My carry-on bag had to be run through 5, count it 5 times before they decided to unpack it and re-run it again. I figured it was my knitting or the plethora of electronics causing an issue. Nope. The culprit? One of my Doctor Who novels I'd brought for reading. I don't know if the readers have just never seen a book before or what.



Speaking of Eleven Wank... I guess I really shouldn't be surprised at the sheer amount of wankage the casting news has caused. This is Who fandom after all. What does surprise me are the number of folks reacting as though 26 is the YOUNGEST AGE EVER! It's not like he's 18 people. I just don't get the whole 'cradle robbing' thing being applied to a 26 year old. Especially when it's 30 year olds making the comment.

I am laughing at the number of people stating that they're LEAVING WHO FOREVER after Tennant's run is finished. Don't those type of declarations happen pretty much every regeneration?

Frankly, I'm just counting down the Months, Weeks, Days, Hours, Minutes until we get to see Jack's reaction to Eleven. I'd really love for him to bee the continuity point through the regeneration. Of course, Ianto won't be pleased.

OMGOMGOMG!

Jan. 2nd, 2009 03:31 pm
webbgirl: (DW_Ten)
I'm in Seattle and it's quite lovely out today. I spent part of the morning at Pike Place and looking at the water. Also visited the Nordstrom mothership. *sigh* What? I have priorities! And I left part of my makeup in Vancouver...oops. I'm heading out again soon for food. Yummm...

Anyway all this is well and good, but what I'm really excited about? THEY ANNOUNCE THE NEW DOCTOR TOMORROW!!!

Don't get me wrong I love Ten, but I am REALLY hoping that this change means we get a less emo Doctor and can move forward. I'm also hoping for multiple companions (at least one of whom has a Y chromosome) and ones who are from someplace other than current-day Earth. I'd also like a sparkly pony (but I think Merlin has the corner on those).

BWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!

Brrr...

Dec. 19th, 2008 12:46 pm
webbgirl: (Gen_Vancouver)
6 more days until I'm on a plane to Seattle and then a train to Vancouver. YAY!

According to my handy-dandy Weather Pixie, it's a balmy 22 in Vancouver right now. Eeep! I've been shivering in the 40s here lately. I should really buy some thick socks this weekend.

In other news, I just realized the my 5 year LJversary is coming up at the end of January. I feel like I should celebrate or something.

*Pout*

May. 31st, 2008 09:35 pm
webbgirl: (London-BigBen)
Tomorrow is my last full day in the UK. I don't wanna go home.

I did get to watch Doctor Who live tonight which was 'yay'. I'm really glad that I hadn't read any spoilers and can't wait for next week.

I'll be spending tomorrow in London again. I'm planning on going to the Doctor Who exhibit in the morning and then wandering around the city again. I've hit most of the cullinary must haves at this point, pasties, pie with mushy peas and mash and fish and chips. Tomorrow will be to wander and see what other souvenirs I can find and cram into my GINORMOUS suitcase for the trip back.

Crossing my crossables that the weather holds.

Me again.

May. 28th, 2008 08:30 pm
webbgirl: (Bugs1)
Had a wonderful afternoon with [livejournal.com profile] wadjet_theperv today wandering around Bristol (some of it unintentional). We had some lunch and wandered through the market in town. We're off to Cardiff tomorrow and according to the news the weather may even clear up a bit. I tried mushy peas for the first time and they were actually better than I thought they'd be.

She asked me how I was doing with the accents and I told her for the most part I can understand folks fine. I do feel a little like I'm in the middle of a Harry Potter movie though. I'm also getting used to different phrases and idioms that are used. I've almost gotten passed giving folks the "confused dog" look when they ask if I want something "for here or take away". I understand the words, but for some reason my brain has had issues processing them.

I've also noticed that the emphasis is placed in different spots in words than with Americans. The one that I heard a couple of times on the news broadcast was controversy. It seems like the emphasis is placed more on the middle syllable than the first one. It takes a few second to work out what certain words actually are because of that.

Anyhoo, tomorrow night will be Cardiff and TW related pics!

ETA: I also just read a rumor that Steven Moffat has asked Neil Gaiman to write an episode of Who for the season year after next! How completely AWESOME would that be?? Need to check if Gaiman is going to be at Comic Con again this year.

WHEEEEEEEE

May. 25th, 2008 04:54 pm
webbgirl: (DW-Ten)
I'm finally in Bristol and in a hotel room and online. Not without a few issues, but I'm here.

I'd apparently forgotten to notify my bank that I'd be out of the country for a couple of weeks. They put a complete hold on my account and I couldn't use my regular card for when I checked in at the London Hotel, then I couldn't use any card when I got to Bristol. I was sure that I was going to be sleeping at the train station. Luckily I got in touch with my bank (thank GOD for a cell phone that works in Europe) and cleared everything up. Now I just have to deal with the indignity of using IE for my internet connection (and why doesn't the Semagic spell check recognize the word internet? That's just damn funny.). Apparently Firefox and the internet at this hotel are not friendly.

Anyhoo...I'm here and settled and YAY!

*sigh*

May. 23rd, 2008 08:00 pm
webbgirl: (JB-Tongue)
I'm in London (well, West Drayton actually). The flight here was decent though there were a few rough spots turbulence wise on the way. I also have a krik in my neck from being in the plane seat for almost 10 hours. I did get up twice for about 5 minutes a shot to stretch.

I went into central London and did some touristing today. It's funny. I was actually a little 'meh' about seeing London initially. It's just not somewhere I've ever had a burning desire to visit for whatever reason. I'm now officially a convert. As soon as I walked up out of the Picadilly tube station I was in love with the city. I walked around and actually ended up stumbling across a changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace. St. James park is gorgeous. I walked all around it and then over to Westminster Abbey and Waterloo. Then I took one of the bus tours around the city. The girl doing the tour was pretty great. She was kind enough to pause and show where Sean Bean got married (apparently his wife was a former tour bus guide so they're all quite proud of her) and she showed the flat where Robbie Williams used to live. Since I was about the only one under 60 I think I had more appreciation that most. *g*

I'm kind of loving how late the sun sets here. Though, it does rise awfully early too. Only those of you who live in latitudes towards the equator will really get that.

I'm going back tomorrow and do some more poking around. I'll post pics once I get them uploaded. Must remember to replace the batteries in my camera tonight.

Also? I've decided that European men in general are my 'thing'. HUMINA!

*waves*

May. 21st, 2008 04:18 pm
webbgirl: (WB-ElmerSMOG)
I'm off to shower and then to the airport and then a 10 hour flight to LONDON!!!!! I'm not sure how much I'll be online for the next couple of weeks (I will be taking my laptop with me though).

In case I'm not around, have fun. I'd say behave but I know that many of you would grumble about that.

For those of you who have a long weekend coming up, ENJOY!

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