tricksters_queen: An Amy Brown print I own and love: Euphoria  Beautiful piece! (Euphoria)
I get on spurts, you see, of being far more social than I usually am. Not because I'm not a social sort, really, but still. I tend to hang out with the same group of friends every Friday night, and that's about it. A co-worker of mine called me a "social faerie" the other day, in honor of the fact that I spend more time mentally on my version of "Avalon" (which I'm trying to write down the story of), than I do on "Earth"... but, she's right.

I recently went to a wedding shower, a baby shower, and a wedding. Which is a lot, for me, outside of my social norm.

Coming up this month and slightly further we have:
1) The Secret of Sherlock Holmes. A play, in PA somewhere, at a theater I've never been to, with 2 friends.
2) A production of Jekyll & Hyde, the musical, also in PA somewhere, with 2 friends.
3) The Maryland Ren Faire, in costume, with about 8 or 9 friends.
4) Hopefully, clubbing at Shampoo sometime in September.
5) Probably a production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show in October.
6) Probably the Pennsylvania Ren Faire on Halloween, again, with several friends.

After that point, I will probably not be social again until after the Christmas Holiday, so... yeah. I guess it's good to get it all in. But, it's a LOT of stuff. Which is...odd. And, on top of that, I'm trying to ADD to it early next year... ::laughter:: But that's a bit too far ahead for me to worry about over much right now.

Still. Oddly social faerie-girl. :)
tricksters_queen: (twas a romp)
My Memorial Day Weekend started on Thursday. ::laughter:: Not that I didn't have to work, I did. But still, my adventures began on Thursday, so my Memorial Day Weekend began on Thursday.

Thursday, May 27th - Imogen Heap Concert!
So I switched shifts with my co-worker so that I was out at 4:30. Got home, got some food, and changed into jeans, then headed over to Steven's place. Apparently, a little early, at that - I showed up closer to 6:30 than 7pm because I thought that the traffic would be worse than it turned out to be! Around 7, we headed out, with Alice (my GPS system) as a guide. :) I was clever enough to purchase an Imogen Heap shirt before the concert began, and it made me bouncy.
Though Steve and I agreed that we actually preferred the people who opened for her at the last concert we'd been to (Back Ted-N-Ted, Tim Exile), Geese and Ben Christophers certainly made for an interesting concert when they were on stage with Imogen. Their music did seem to compliment hers, and it was really awesome! Happily, she did the song "Speeding Cars" & "Say Goodnight & Go", which are personal favorites of mine. "Bad Body Double" was a lot of fun, too - I think that song is hilarious!
I got home around almost 1am because Steve and I were too busy talking when we got back. ::laughter:: Oh, and it was so worth it! Really should try to go out to dinner with him again sometime soon...

Friday, May 28th - Borders Crew!
So, Friday is my usual hang-out with my friends from the bookstore, which is always fun, no matter what we do. The original plan was to do a movie night, but that kind of fell through. We've been working on incorporating Lauren from the Cafe into our little group, and she actually came OUT with us (as apposed to having us over to her place)!! It was very exciting. :) However, we were 2 short of our number, no Logan and no Bethany. :( Still, Paul, Jason & I headed to Denny's to meet up with Lauren for dinner. It was just... very early. ::laughter:: I was really hyped, which is fairly usual for me... and I informed my friends that I my friend Sara was making me a crochet Puck doll, which we (naturally) had to call a Puck Plushie. I've wanted a Puck doll for SO long... ::laughter:: It's terribly exciting!
Anyway. We ate stuff, and chatted, and generally had a good time... and then we figured we should probably leave to open up our table for other people. ::laughter::
I was far too awake to go home, though, because it was still too early... we wound up walking around the parking lot a few times and talking more. I discovered that too many of them have not seen essential movies, which I have now vowed to fix. ::laughter::

Saturday, May 29th - A Midsummer Night's Dream!
A production of my favorite play was put on by The Wilmington Drama League, and it was absolutely amazing! :D I couldn't have been more pleased - and it didn't hurt that I knew Danielle and Andrew in the cast! Amazing job, seriously. The audience was laughing throughout, which is exactly as it should be! The gentleman who played Puck (Brian Elam) was absolutely fantastic - highly energetic, got both the light and dark sides of the character, and played up flirting with Titania's fairies! Brilliant! And, naturally, he got the most laughs from the audience - Puck always does.
The costuming was great (Danielle looked seriously awesome as Titania, and did an amazing job! Andrew's hair was salt-and-peppered so he'd look older, and he was a fantastic Bottom! I would have adored just about anything Brian was wearing as Puck, let's be honest - but his boots were very cool.), and the production was just... it blew me away! I can't say enough good stuff about it! <3 I met Brian after the show, and he quite possibly thought I was completely nuts, but I was so hyper... ::laughter:: Obsessive, I am. I flatly told him that Puck is my favorite literary character of all time (which is no exaggeration, as anyone who knows me can attest...), and that he completely nailed his part. I shook his hand, and got a picture taken with him. Yep, Brian probably thinks I'm a complete nutcase. Hopefully he got a kick out of my enthusiasm, though...

Sunday, May 30th - I Can Haz Family?
I accompanied Bethany and her mom to a family get-together where I was promptly fed lots of food. ::laughter:: I had a good time, and mostly got to hang out with B anyway. :) After a few hours, we actually headed into Wildwood and wandered about the boardwalk, which was entertaining. Admittedly, there were FAR too many people for me, but all in all, I didn't mind as much as I could have. ::laughter:: We stopped in a fudge shoppe and I picked up some candy (yay, candy!), I ate some boardwalk fries (yum!), and on the way back to the car, I spent my last $2 (in cash) on cotton candy! We spent the night, had breakfast the next morning, chatted for a bit, then headed back home!

Monday, May 31st - Home Again!
I got home around 1 in the afternoon Monday. :) I spent time after that watching the entire series of Paranoia Agent. Which was fun, odd, and interesting. I liked it! ::laughter::
That really was it, for Monday, honestly. ::laughter:: I recouped from the rest of my weekend, and prepared myself to go back to work on Tuesday... :)


May. 28th, 2010 11:41 am
tricksters_queen: (Oh Romeo!)
This icon for "Oh Romeo!" (completely misspelled, by the way, without the "!" at the end) is my MUSIC icon, as it is the name of my nephew's band. (::squee:: My nephew is in a band, and they have a cd out!) ::laughter:: Okay, well, though pimping Oh Romeo! is probably part of my job as B-Mace's aunt, I should get on with what I intended to post about before I have to appear at work.

I saw Imogen Heap last night, in Upper Darby, PA! (Foolishly, somehow called "Philadelphia", who knew?) As the last time I saw her in concert, it was awesome! I love her voice...mmm, so much! It reminded me that I need to nab her song "Speeding Cars", which I found completely by accident some time ago and love.

Though Ethyachk and I both preferred the opening bands from the last time she was in our area, I have to say that the bands that opened for her this time (as they become part of her band for much of the show she does), suited her musical style very well, and made for some very interesting re-mixes of her songs! ::sigh:: I don't guess that they record all of it; I would love to purchase a cd or a download of the songs as they were played at the concert. It's always a new experience.

We're going to, obviously, keep an eye out for the next time she's in the area. We need to drag The Chef with us, too. :)

And that's all I've got time for at the moment. Later!
tricksters_queen: (twas a romp)
Ha! I didn't have an opportunity to write all about the Adventure Wednesday last week at all. But I am on vacation this week, and as today is my regular day off anyway, here I am. :D

Oh, t'was a romp indeed! ::laughter:: Together with The Chef and The Sociopath, to NYC I traveled! It was, in fact, an adventure. ::grins:: We drove past the train station, and since it was in NJ, turning around meant we couldn't get in, so we had to turn around AGAIN... ::laughter:: Oh yeah. That was fun. ;) We got to listen to really cool music, courtesy of The Chef, because he is just awesome like that. We chatted and laughed and generally had a good time.

Then we tried to figure out where to buy our train tickets since the booth was closed. They have a machine where you can get them. No one listens to me. ::laughter:: But I got them over to it eventually, and we purchased tickets for the NYC train, round trip! We were there just in time, too. If we'd been any later, we would have needed to catch the next train, which would have meant waiting around for about forty minutes...instead of the five we managed. :) The train ride was entertaining, if uneventful. (I'm okay with uneventful, let me tell you!) And, as an important piece of information for next time, I need to take snacks with me for the train. I was famished by the time we got to NYC!

We arrived and hopped off the train. Perhaps not literally, but you get the idea. ;) Immediately, I stopped at the first place that had palatable food and nabbed a cheese danish for myself so that I didn't kill my friends. Smart move. :) We then found that Krispy Kreme does in fact still live in states that are not DE. Which would have been awesome, except that they didn't have any of their original glazed for me. From there, we headed out of the station and found Broadway.

Honestly, most of the rest of the day was walking. We walked most of Broadway and headed to Balthazar's for our dinner reservation. Never mind that we had nearly 3 hours to get there. We wanted to be quite sure we weren't going to miss out! ::laughter:: We eventually found the place, and since we were early, but also hungry, we stepped inside. They were able to seat us for lunch instead, so that is what we did! We missed out on escargot because of it, but all in all, it was brilliant. The food was fan-frelling-tastic! ::smacks lips:: We all had duck in some variety or another. It was lovely.

After lunch we made our way back to the train station. It had decided to start raining, but it wasn't so bad. For a cat like myself, I did rather well in the "not complaining" department. ::laughter:: The Chef was so proud of me. :p We stopped in The Strand and took a look around for a bit. HUGE bookstore. I think we should go back to NYC at some point just to spend the day there. So many books... ::laughter:: When we left there the rain had slowed some, which was nice. Our next stop was into an Au Bon Pain, a bakery that I first saw when I went to Boston for the first time. We hopped in to get out of the rain again for a few minutes, and there was a very friendly man behind the counter who made me a decaf vanilla latte and gave us little cups for free soup samples, which rocked. VERY good soup! We sat there for a little bit while we finished our free samples (they were really hot), and then decided it was time to be on our way once more. This time, the rain had practically stopped entirely. That was awesome.

We made it back to the train station in one piece, and found that we had once again been quite brilliant with our timing. Yay! Express train back to our stop! We climbed on board to begin our ride home. Our ride home was much more least for me, because I was fairly tired. ::laughter:: We got lost in a very small town because I needed to use the restroom, but I got really good Edy's ice cream out of it. It was less bad than it could have been, but the signs all lied about where to go! ::laughter:: We made it back to the book store around 11 or so. It was a fabulous day with fabulous company! :D


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