anoel: vidding festivids (vidding festivids)
Anoel ([personal profile] anoel) wrote2009-12-23 12:38 am

Of the bad: Travel+snow, Of the good: KITTIES

So I'm back in NY after a long journey on Saturday/Sunday. It was one of my worst travel experiences ever and that's saying something considering my travel curse. A list of things that went wrong:

-My flight passing through DC got canceled. Because of evil snow.
-Waited 2 hours in line to rebook flight
-Pre-security baggage size check lady loses/gives my tickets to someone else and blames me
-Can't print out my tickets on the ticket machine nor talking it through on the phone, have to wait for a customer service person
-Wait for a flight that was delayed 4 hours
-Said flight stops in Denver for a medical emergency, which takes an hour complete with screaming kid (SO MUCH HATE)
-Miss my connection because of hour lateness
-Have headache throughout flight and rest of Sunday
-Bad airport design means I lug my heavy carry ons across the airport (no shuttles of course) and wait 4 hours for next flight
-Find out the gate has changed, flight is delayed by a half hour and have to walk halfway back
-Three planes try to get out of the gate at almost the same time. Mine is last (of course) and is another hour and a half late because of snow
-Lose my cell phone on the flight that finally happens
-Feel nauseous and sick during/after the flight. Sleep deprived like WOAH. Come home to freeze.

I did somehow make it home in one piece so there is that. Ughhh it was just one bad thing after another, I could barely take it at the end there. I have never hated snow more. The good news is when I got home I met the new kitties, Molly and Lana and they are sooooooooo cute. Molly is an adorable 7 month kitten who is sooo pretty and very very cuddly (on my lap now) and is so cute and curious. And Lana is a shelter cat my mom rescued and she's adorable if a bit skittish. KITTIES!!! Omg I missed having cats around so much I can't even say.

The other good thing about the trip was I had a chance to watch some Will & Grace episodes and oh there was so much boylove towards the end of the season :D TAYE DIGGS. This show wins forever at guest stars. It made me happy during the long wait. I finished the show when I got home and I still can't believe I finished it. I kind of fell massively in love with the show although I doubt I'll ever be very fannish about it. I just love the four main characters so much. Oh and EVERYONE who loves The Sound of Music MUST watch 810 Von Trapped. It is HILARIOUS and so brilliant and so full of love. I was dying. I counted 9/10 (lost track at one point) m/m kisses which is not as much as I wish but okay, I'll take it. Mostly I was just amazed at how consistently funny it was for eight freaking seasons. I did have a few issues, behind the cut:



I thought the show had jumped the shark when they brought Stanley (still annoyed we didn't see him) back from the dead. But thankfully they didn't focus on it too much so I was able to look past it. My other issue was with the Finale episode. While wonderful to see older versions of the gang (and Kevin Bacon!!), I had a hard time believing Will & Grace would just let their relationship drift away for ~16 years. Really?? I get a two year breakup after a huge fight even if that time is pushing it but for two people being so close and loving each other so much, after they made up, I'm SURE they could clear time in their schedules. You MAKE time for godsake.

Of the good, I loooooved the Will and Taye Diggs kiss! It was soooo romantic and hot and mmm good. I love long kisses. And then they sang together!! My heart was all a-fluttery. Kind of a dumb breakup but whatever because Vince came back! First I was sad when he had a boyfriend (although Grace's I <3 Will sign is one of my favorite moments ever) but when they finally got back together it was perfect :) I always loved Vince and I really wanted Will to find someone. I was a bit miffed with him for making Will choose between him and Grace (seriously?? you can't compromise here?) but it all worked out so I'll give them one.



The best news right now is I'm getting a Macbook Pro!! My mom got one for me since my current computer is crap and I need one for future work and such. Plus now I don't have to get rid of Adobe CS4 since I can't vid with Premiere CS4 on this computer. I am soooo excited! I'm not a super Mac person or anything so I'll be bootcamping it a lot of the time (need my avisynth for one) but still, I will not be denied uses of programs! And it has 8 GB OF RAM!!! Ohhhh hell yeah :D Hopefully vidding will be fast now. I have no more excuses after this to not do it. It should be here in about a week or so which is worrisome with festivids deadline approaching but I'm going to get a rough first draft with WMM done before it comes so I'm not so pressed for time. On the Festivids note, I FINALLY found my song!!! I am sooo excited and relieved. I love it so much. It is both exactly what I want in terms of lyrics and yet adds new stuff for me to play with. I have ideas :) I may have to tone down some of my more ambitious ideas though. The bad thing is I left all my clip notes back in LA but it shouldn't be too hard to do them again.

And now what you really want to see:



Molly






Lana



mikotokun: (Default)

[personal profile] mikotokun 2009-12-23 07:45 am (UTC)(link)
I didn't like the whole arc of Stan being "dead". It just made Karen an adulterer (not her fault) and Stan a liar. I did like Von Trapped, though. That was a good episode.
gwyn: (walken wonderland)

[personal profile] gwyn 2009-12-23 08:53 am (UTC)(link)
I'm really sorry you had such travel hell. God, I am so afraid I'm going to have exactly the same sort of scenario.

Kitties are pretty! Aw, torties are the sweetest things on earth. And the tortie tabby mix looks so much like my old kitty Molly. So sweet!
yhlee: wax seal (Default)

[personal profile] yhlee 2009-12-23 02:41 pm (UTC)(link)
OMG, I'm so sorry your travel was full of awful.

OTOH, kitties!
windupbasilisk: the two Nanas (Default)

[personal profile] windupbasilisk 2009-12-24 12:48 am (UTC)(link)
The kitties are so adorable!