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So, today I travel to Philly.   Pretty cool considering I like the train.  I'm planning on cutting out early today to head to Union and perhaps get some shoe shopping in before my 4pm.  Considering I'm doing nothing more constructive at work than teaching myself German and playing waay too many rousing games of Spider Solitaire, I think leaving early would be a good thing. 

I'm strangely nervous about taking a cab.  I have no idea why except that its been years since I've been forced to catch one.  I guess its the stress of having to stick out your hand, leg, whatever and pray that some poor cabbie is going to pull over.  Strangely tense way to travel, I feel.  I also have to remember to get itemized receipts of EVERYTHING so I can get refunded for the 9 days I'm spending up here.  Crazy. 

I've also heard conflicting reports of how this convention is going to be; there are those who are trying to poison my mind with the amount of work, inter-office/officer drama, and the like while others talk to me of nights out on the town with cool coworkers, karaoke, and much much booze.  I know it makes me sound like a total alcoholic, but they better be right with the booze. 

Other random thoughts before I ride off into the Philadelphia sunset:

  • Nicholas Cage has become the new Ben Stiller of movies.  I seriously see this man EVERYwhere now! First in World Trade Center and now in a remake of The Wicker Man.  This, of course, doesn't cover Ghostrider, which is coming out within the year, I think.  Hey, you can't fault the man for getting a lot of work.  He also seems to be getting better looking...
  • Floyd Landis has screwed himself (and the US) over royally.  I really can't believe he failed both of those tests.  It was bad enough that the French were attempting to demonize Lance Armstrong; at least they failed with him, but stupid Landis proved them right.  And here I was loving the fact that the past 8 TdFrances had been won by Americans.  Nice job, dorkus. 
  • Basketball season needs to start.  Right now.  All due respect to my dear [profile] phantom_hpuff but baseball just doesn't do it for me like it used to.  Hell, even football doesn't do it for me anymore.  Perhaps its all the scandal surrounding excessive juicing in the Major Leagues.  Or perhaps its A-Rod's ridiculous salary.  For whatever reason, its just not there for me no matter the combined hotness of the younger players on the Mets.  I'd give anything to be able to see Dirk's games in Germany against Canada or against China coming up this next week.  Good luck baby!! Whooo!!
  • House needs to start. Right Now.  I'm starting to go through House withdrawal.  All these stupid rumors about House and Cameron and his leg being healed etc. just needs to be replaced with the real thing.  I really wonder if they would ever get House and Wilson together or whether or not that would just be too much for Fox at an 8pm time slot on Tuesday nights...
  • Denny Crane.  Cukoo for Cocoa Puffs.  Denny Crane. Name's on the door.  Nuff said.  This man has got to win again this year; he's just to damn brilliant not to.  I still can't believe that Spader didn't get nominated, but then again, neither did Hugh Laurie.  Bunch of crackheads on the Emmy committee, I tell you. 
  • In less than a month, I'm going to meet Denny Crane/Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock.  In Chicago.  On the 40th Anniversary of Star Trek.  Holy friggen crap.  Less than a MONTH, people!!! *faints*

Ok, I think that's a pretty good update.  I may have intarweb access when I get to Philly and if so, I'll let you all know the craziness that is a convention with over 3000 postal workers attending from all over the US.  

**Random Update** HO man, Fencest breakups are really bad sometimes; it sucks worse when you're friends with them both. [profile] theevilearl, I'm sorry things are going so nuts.  Is there anything I can do?

Date: 2006-08-09 05:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] celinra.livejournal.com
Hockey needs to start, too.

Dang I wish I could get to Chicago somehow.

Date: 2006-08-10 09:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] phoenixastraea.livejournal.com
There's no way you can? It would be SO awesome to meet up with you on a Trek Convention.

Date: 2006-08-09 06:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jaredsexual.livejournal.com
WTF IS WITH YOU AND RANDOMLY KNOWING OTHER PEOPLE ON MY FLIST THAT HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH H/W.

o.o

♥!

Date: 2006-08-10 09:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] phoenixastraea.livejournal.com
Great minds, great friends...=^)

Date: 2006-08-09 08:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tideturner.livejournal.com
I realize you may not get this before I hear from you via telephonic correspondence, but...

Have a great trip!!! Work, though it may be...

My offer to come up there to pester you and your co-workers is still on the table.

Otherwise, come home safe and sound. I love you!

Date: 2006-08-10 09:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] phoenixastraea.livejournal.com
Thank you, hon!

BTW, where did you get that gorgeous icon! I just love it!

Date: 2006-08-10 12:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] redorchard13.livejournal.com
Floyd failed them BOTH!!!!!!!!!!!!?????
bugger.
i am so behind, i have no idea whats going on. and i am so dissapointed in him.

i am rather frightened to see what they've done to Wicker Man.
...i'd always wished they'd use Jack Dav in a remake, because he does English Repression so well, and he did such a good job of making fun of it on Coupling. and cause i'm a fangirl.

but i guess i can settle for Cage.

Date: 2006-08-10 09:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] phoenixastraea.livejournal.com
Yeah, failed them both. Sucked. He keeps claiming his innocence but its looking less and less likely that its the case.

I dunno what to think about the Wicker Man. Nick Cage might be a good fit...I just don't know..

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