|yeah, I'm back, but not at home
||[Nov. 25th, 2006|05:22 pm]
OK, I've been gone for a while. Post-LA-con I really did try to catch up on journals and communities to read reports, etc. And almost made it by the end of September, but then I fell behind again. :-(
So, I finally gave up and will start fresh, so whatever that acronym is, don't expect that I've read any postings unless you tell me about them.
Oh, and Belated Hippos Birdies to all that I missed! perhaps a post edit will include LJ IDs...
I'm in White Plains at present. Seth and I will be meeting some friends for sushi soon. We were supposed to have dinner with his parents, but his father has pneumonia and isn't sure yet whether infectious or not.
But back-tracking a bit... Wednesday night I went to gerisullivan and say Furniture Mayhem in person. (And I hope that she repeats the Chocolate Cabbage Cake at a time when I can enjoy the final product!)
Thursday I got a later start than I wanted (duh!) and with a Nor'easter blowing through Connecticut and various traffic delays (plus reports of future delays) I decided to do something that I never did before since moving to Massachusetts... Take the Long Island Ferry! While looking at the map while I was going back and forth between I-95 and the Merritt I realized that I was close to Bridgeport. The road sign said Bridgeport, next five exists and I wasn't about to start driving around in search of the Ferry, so I told myself that if one of the exit signs looked like it would point the way I would try it. The second exit did so and I arrived at the dock at 2:45 PM at which point they said that I would be on the 2:30 Ferry! (the Ferry was running behind schedule...)
The trip (including loading and unloading) took over an hour, the ship rocked around a lot, but it was still much less stressful than if I continued into NY, Throgs Neck Bridge, and then back east on Long Island. Instead I just drove south to my cousins house and arrived there by 5:00 PM! (after getting directions while on the Ferry...)
Thursday night I stayed with sandial and we called jcbemis who is still in a hospital in Hawaii...
Yesterday, was my brother's wedding party. The official part was by a judge in the morning, but they repeated the vows etc. in the afternoon. It was in a small Italian restaurant in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn. Seth met me at the restaurant and it was an enjoyable event. Afterwards we picked up his luggage from his brother's and checked into the hotel in White Plains. And then went to see Casino Royale in a local theater. We may go see another movie later tonight.