Okay, here's a brief wrap up of all I got up to in Seattle...
Train was actually on time getting there, despite being 20 minutes late to get me. Had to wait in the train station with a pair of screaming kids (they were actually fighting over the single payphone receiver, banging it around and yelling at each other). They ran laps around each other with delighted giggles for most of the time. Uugh. So train got here and they all went to the farthest door where a man was waiting. I trailed behind--dreading getting on with them--when the last of the people got off and I asked the man there if he was taking any more and he let me on! Woot! So I got a different car with no screaming kids in sight and a single seat! As far as I could tell, there was a blind lady across from me, a heavier lady with a wheelchair in front of me, and a young mother with a newborn who only gurgled a few times a few seats ahead. Dunno who else was behind me, but they were quiet. I read for the full two hours with a small stop to the dining car.
(so much for being brief lol)
So I wandered out of the station and found the line for the cabs. Had about a 15 minute wait before was my turn. The guy got me close to michelleann68
's apartment building, but I was a little turned around and asked if he could loop around. I am getting a little bit more familiar with the area, at least :D
Got a nice lady to escort me and let me in to Michelle's place, then it was just me and the cats. And Dante's Cove, which she had all set up for me to start with the remote controls waiting for me (seriously, that's what they looked like lol). I left a few hours earlier and caught an earlier train just so I could finish watching Season 3 before Chandra got there (Michelle didn't think it would be quite her cup of tea).
Well, we got all...5? 6? episodes watched and had started on something else when Chandra arrived. Michelle and her were going to England, so they were going to leave together. I had talked to her in chats while we watched Dr. Who and Torchwood, but had not met her face to face. Went well ^__^
We watched some Blackpool--David Tennant+Singing/dancing=win! Though, technically, I was reading my flist and only paid attention when I felt a song coming on (it played the actual singer of the song with the actors' voices singing along underneath...if makes sense), so I have no idea really of the plot lol.
So yadda, yadda, bedtime. Morning time, we went out for breakfast, then back home to wait for Gin. Watched more Blackpool along with...ugh, some other show. My mind is blanking, but there was some nice angst that I paid attention for ^_^
We left for dinner, took a cab because of the rain, and found out the place we wanted to go was closed for a private party (grrr), so we wandered a bit and settled on this other place (yeah, I reaaaalllly pay attention to names) and we realized we left too early...or ate too fast...still had an hour before the play (Shrek the Musical, again)
We wandered over to the theater--they don't open doors until like 30 minutes before the play starts, and we had about an hour at that point. Turns out it was like 20 til before they opened, but we chatted--or everyone else chatted and I listened ;)
Our seats were a little closer than last time---but not much really. Michelle and I had brought binoculars this time, and it was nice to be able to see faces and the costumes better. And other things *pokes at Michelle*
Seattle is the 'test city' for the play, and they have been working on the songs and tightening things during their stay here. Only one more week before they are done and heading to Broadway. This time, the play seemed to move much faster and had a few dialogue changes and things.
There was one tender moment and some young kid in the audience went 'awwwwwwwww' Sounded too young to be sarcastic at all.
At the end of the play, everyone clapped to the beat again :D (Maybe it is the band geek in me that makes me happy about that??)
So then back home. Gin stayed for a bit longer (okay, it was pushing midnight) then left.
Oh, the whole apartment had no water, btw, or it was acting up. Saturday, the water was freely flowing through the toilet. By the time we were home, it was making funny noises.
A pipe had burst, from what I understand. When they fixed it and were repressurizing it, it broke again and all the hot water was gone, followed by the cold water. So just a little cold water in the morning.
We stayed home all Sunday. I caught a cab at a quarter to 2, and Michelle and Chandra were going to leave about 3. My cabbie scared the crap out of me. Darting in and out of traffic, accelerating, speaking on phone whole time....The one time I was almost late for my train and I caught a cab, he sped and got there in 10 minutes. This guy made it in 7.
Line at station went fast, I got my seat (a single again, woot!) and sat in to wait 20 minutes for us to move. I read some, and watched an ep of Six Feet Under. The train was doing a redlight test, so we had to go real slow for a bit (a lot of train related deaths around here, a couple Amtrak, and one huge one from some guy who was texting and didn't see his red light signal--WTF, dude? So yeah, tesing, all good. Made me a bit late for home, but *shrug*
Okay, picture time! Here are the rest of the pics from friday:( Cut because this is already getting long lol )