My computer is being like 3 times faster than it normally is. I think it is just sucking up because I have been looking into getting a laptop. I figure that it costs close to the same as a desktop, and, if I get one, I can still keep the old desktop here, since the laptop wouldn't need to go in its place.
So, question for all you laptop users...how well do laptops work when you take them places as far as being able to get an internet connection? If that even makes sense. I am laptop illiterate for the time being :)
Now, to babble about the goings-on lately.
This last weekend, my RL aunt was going
up to Seattle to visit her brother and asked if I wanted to go along so I could stay with michelleann68
. I was already planning on visiting towards the end of June, but hey, it would be fun! ;) Had to look into finding a sub for my Sunday library hours, which wasn't too hard *whew* Hated to miss out on the money for that day, but *shrugs* I don't get to spend enough time with Donna (aunt), so we could jabber on the way there and back.
Was picked up at about 10 and got to Seattle around 12:30. After some major confusion about where to be dropped off (sorry, Michelle, I am crap with directions...prob a reason why I don't want to drive places I am unfamiliar with), I switched vehicles and was off to Michelle's apartment. Dumped off my bag, said a quick hello to her cat, Mils (Lisa was in hiding) and we were off again.
Awhile back, I had been talked into (hee) donating my hair to Locks of Love. Was going to do that in June during the original visit, but now was as good a time as any. Had a 3:00 apointment, so we killed a bit of time at Starbucks (I think? See, this is why I need to update asap...details get a bit foggy), and I enjoyed a large peanutbutter cookie a bit too much. Then we checked two theaters to see about showtimes for Spiderman 3, thinking about seeing it later that night. Then we went to a few other places...Lush? and something with a Z that I can't spell. Went to the hairplace and was told they were running behind schedule. I wanted to avoid any place with books, but it is a good way to kill time, so we went to Barnes and Noble. And I managed not to buy anything!
Back to hairplace. They were still backed up, so we waited there. Super nice, asked me if I wanted them to get me anything o.o Dunno how long we waited, but finally was my turn. Dun de dum. They measured my hair before chopping it off. And I was able to avoid yelling a dramatic NO! as the scissors started to snip. Head felt so much lighter after it was gone, wow. Then I was in for a wash, then to get it styled. The stylest and I pretty much talked non-stop. And I am not a talkative person, so I think it was a buildup of nervousness or something.
Loved the way it was styled: About shoulder length, hair parted in the middle, about an inch shorter for the bangs to frame my face, etc. Naturally as soon as I washed it, it poofs and won't behave. I think I almost have it down how to style it similar. I need to take pictures at some point.
We were going to meet with Gin (who I met last/first time I visited) and her Mom, but they got busy with something else, I think because the hair took so long. We were close to the movie theater, so zipped over there. I think Spiderman was showing on at least 6-10 screens, so there was a showing in just about 5 minutes. Which was enough time to find the bathroom and settle in shortly after the previews started.
I really enjoyed it, though MJ makes me ill. There was too much romance crap in it. MJ reminds me of Cameron from House. Sure they aren't related? MJ bugs me way more. The fight scenes were awesome and I now want to slash Harry and Spidey sooo bad! Urge to go look for fanfiction is still calling to me. I went to see the movie again, dragging Mom along, mainly just so I could see the scenes with Harry in them again. (shut up lol)
So...let's see...I know we had pizza for dinner. Very loud and it took forever to get served. Food was decent, but I don't think it was worth the wait.
Oh, before that, we went down to The Seattle Art Museum and got tickets for Sunday. It had just reopened that weekend and you can get in free, but you had to pick up tickets for what time you were planning on being there.
Got home around...9? maybe later, to a much better welcome from the cats.
Despite the excitement, it was hard to fall asleep. I am used to staying up until 4am most nights, and it was just past 11. Layed there for a bit, plotting out a H/W bunny that sprung to mind. Sounded plausable, so I got up and typed some of it up, which started to sound suckish, then I went back to bed...er couch ;) around midnight.
Woke up a couple times, and one of those times Mils came to say howdy.
Officially up about 7:30..I think. Had a bit of time to kill before meeting with Gin and her Mom at the museum. Went to this nice little place for breakfast. I'm not a huge fan of waffles, but I really liked the ones that were served there. Very popular place with a waiting list. And, naturally, when we left, there was no one in line. Had to hurry since we were running a bit late.
Guh...fingers hurting from all the typing lol.
Modern art just confuses me. *shakes head* Maybe I just need to get out more. First museum I had ever been to.
Manged to get seperated from Michelle and Gin. I tried calling Michelle while Gin's Mom tried Gin. Both their phones were checked in at the start. Kidna amusing. So we went around to look at everything on that floor, trying to keep an eye out. Appariently, we kept both eyes on the look out, because we ended up walking right past a statue thingy of a giant rat that was...sitting on a bed/matress that was on a person. Dunno how the hell we missed it because we literally had to walk past its tail.
And, the freaky thing is...there was a picture of a pile of naked men that I also missed...though I still swear that picture wasn't there at the time. I distinctly remember looking at the one before and after it, and Gin's Mom agreed with me. And the only thing that would have distracted me from it was the giant rat. That I didn't see.
Went out to lunch after that, then swung by this Japanese dollar store, where everything was 1.50. Bought a toy for Ki (my cat) that she absolutely loves. Just a plain mouse with a feather on it attached to a string attached to a stick. She had one already, but it didn't have the feather, which she is bonkers for.
Donna was picking me up at 4, so we went back home to round up things and hang out a little more.
It sure didn't seem like I had only been there a day, with all the stuff we got crammed into our time. Kinda sureal.
I don't think I had walked so much in a month as I did that weekend. My legs were throbbing and they finally stopped hurting on Wednesday. I need to keep them in shape for my next visit, though I am told
that we won't do as much walking. Shall see :)
Everyone likes the new haircut. It is a bit warm on my neck. I can tie it back if I really wanted to, but trying to avoid that until I get desperate. And it wasn't until later that I realized that the hairplace took my cheap little hair tie lol. Not like I plan on using them *amused*
Okay, I think I have spammed the flist enough. Oh except for one more thing:
I loved the newest House ep! Wilson on speed!! Ahhhh!! Thinking of that scene is enough to give me a dopey smile for the rest of the day. So glad that Wilson has been getting a lot of love (umm...as far as a lot of scenes goes lol) these last few eps *happy dance* But season is almost over :'(