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28 May 2009 @ 05:10 pm
A Long Overdue Entry  



Oh, hello there. :)




Hee! As you have no doubt surmised, trukkle spent a week and a half in my arms and OH what a blissful time it was. He is amazing and so perfectly utterly made just for me and OH GOD I MISS HIM SO MUCH. I kept meaning to write updates while he was here, so I wouldn't have to do an awkward Summary Of Stuff entry like this, but of course, like everything else, I just forgot. Whoops. *grins sheepishly* SO - Here is an account of his visit in handy dandy bulletypoint type offerings:

- 11 May JAMES ARRIVES and much rejoicing commences, hurrah! We went straight from LAX to a restaurant to stuff my poor sleepdeprived starving gingerboy with much needed protein and drinks, welcoming him to America the American Way - with giant burgers and endless french fries, of course. ;-) Also, there is cuddling.

- I had to work the next few days (booooo!), so while I was away he slept, fixed my computer, and even spent time in the bookshop to keep me company (all on different days though), and while James was very kind about it, I still feel guilty for wasting what little time we had together. Not that I had much choice about it, but still...
Oh, also we had 'authentic Oaxacan cuisine' (that's real Mexican food, to everyone else) with my father and stepmother, before they went away on holiday, which I think James enjoyed very much. (Me not so much, as I can't eat anything vaguely spicy. But what I could eat was good.) And shockingly my father was very nice to both of us and we had a good time. Yay.

- At last, I am free! Aaaaaaaaand I can't remember what we did on friday, actually. *laughs* Probably something with my mum...Ermmm. *giggles*

- Saturday was the BEST day - we met diner aka the Infamous Megan at her place in Burbank and went to see STAR TREK together. Okay, so I was totally ready to dislike if not utterly despise this film, because HELLO we are Die Hard Trekkers and you do not mess with us, but James and I were both shocked to discover we LOVED it, and want to see it again. We laughed, and squeed, we made googley eyes at each other at all the In-Jokes - it was fantastically, unexpectedly, marvellous. :)

Then we picked up Maria and went to the World Famous Griffith Observatory, aka that place where you can look at the stars and stuff and Rebel Without a Cause was filmed. James was beside himself with glee over being there, it was SO CUTE watching him burble excitedly at all the exhibits and sigh happily at the Awesomeness of Science. He was especially giddy over the Tesla Coil, and really, wouldn't you be too? It's GORGEOUS. :D
Unfortunately we forgot to pack his migraine pills, so he became very ill by the end of the evening - we ended the night with dinner at House of Pies, said goodbye to Megan and Maria and went home to recover. And a few hours later he finally ate his sandwich. *G*

- Sunday we watched Fruits Basket! And cuddled lots. And, uhmmm...that's it, really. What do you expect, it's a sunday :-P

- Monday oh wow this was the most extraordinary day - We went to the Aquarium! And we saw OTTERS :D I'm so happy I finally got to see them with James (even if they were sea otters and not my favourite river otters ;-) - we spent about 40 minutes at their enclosure, just watching them and laughing as they frolicked about in the water. So, so cute. And look! I even have AWESOME VIDEO of an otter in the bath, nomming some ice in the most adorable way. Hee. :)
We also had fun with the seals and sea lions (did I ever tell you that a sea lion tried to eat my hand once? No? Well, it did ;-), and I have some terrific photos of James looking at a seal lion...and it looking back at him. He's just stupidly photogenic, my boy is. *grins*

After the Aquarium we went SHOPPING and I bought him some much needed new jeans and some very sexy shirts and trousers and mrrrrr I do love shopping for him and making him look so smart and shaggable. Hehehe. Then we trudged home and couldn't think of anywhere to eat so of course we went to the International House of Pancakes bwahahahaha. I suppose America does have some good qualities, and eating breakfast at 10pm would definitely be one of them. ;-)

- Tuesday - Friday SOME OTHER STUFF HAPPENED...we gorged ourselves on sushi and played lots of video games (I became insanely addicted to and finally completed a DS game called Time Hollow, creepy but exciting time travel fun) and ate out every night (because every night with James is a Special Occasion) and did some shopping and mostly just snuggled rather a lot, because that's what we do. *G*

Aaaaaand then Saturday came...alarm went off at 430am, and it was time to start saying goodbye. It was a horrible day. We were a bit late arriving to the airport but should have had plenty of time anyway, but OMFG the airport security nightmare that greeted us was absolutely shocking, queues of people everywhere, no one knowing what was going on, NO ONE TO HELP US and oh god it was so, so stressful. It was so bad James missed his flight, but luckily he was able to get on another one that left shortly after, and just hope his luggage would make it back to Gatwick as well...which it did, thankfully. But it was all very worrying for both of us, especially as I had to go from the airport right to work (after having no sleep whatsoever, injuring myself and dealing with stress at the airport and crying all the way home...yeahhhhhhh that shift SUCKED) and couldn't find out if James had made it home himself until later that night. So now he's back home in Worthing and I am alone in Newport and we are both missing each other miserably and wanting to firebomb the British Consulate for taking so ^#!%& long with my visa application.

...Wasn't that a fun story? Did you manage to get through all of it? If so, well done you! (And thank you for reading my ramblewafflings. ;-)

I have some rather silly photos with appropriately silly commentary up on my Facebook - GO SEE.



The cheeky monkey compels you! :D



 
 
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Etoileetoilepb on May 29th, 2009 12:18 am (UTC)
Oooooooh, the airport. Back when macnbc and I lived nowhere near each other, he used to drive me to the airport at 5:00 a.m. and then I'd fly to New York and go straight to work from JFK. I was always late, we always had a miserable time trying to sleep knowing that I was leaving in the morning, and in general everything about those days was wretched. And they at least happened roughly once every 8-13 weeks. I can't imagine how rotten that day must have been for you (plural you). :-(
Neverwhere: Dr Orpheus is my hero :)angelislington on May 29th, 2009 06:40 am (UTC)
Erkkkkkkkk that is awful, I'm so glad those hideous days are over! *squishes*

I never want to have to leave him again. Le sigh. ;-)
Dominigue: dachshund//1hullabalo_o on May 29th, 2009 12:22 am (UTC)
i have a big grin on my face :D eeeeeeeeee

visa stuff SUCKS :(
Neverwhere: Fluffball of Adorableness [puppy/cute]angelislington on May 29th, 2009 05:57 am (UTC)
I see your weiner (har har har) and raise you a fluffball FEAR MY TINYDOG WRATH
Eeeheeeee fantastic :D *beeps your nose*
Dominigue: dom//Q awards 07hullabalo_o on May 29th, 2009 07:39 pm (UTC)
Re: I see your weiner (har har har) and raise you a fluffball FEAR MY TINYDOG WRATH
no fair on weinie front i only have teh one icon :( have some dom hes small and dog like *ahem*

:D:D:D xxxxxxxx
Perseus: discolucius sasha stylealabastard on May 29th, 2009 12:51 am (UTC)
You will be together soon, hopefully the Consulate will get their move on. We've been there, and want for you what we have, for you share the same kind of bond.

Also, friended you both on FB.
Neverwhereangelislington on May 29th, 2009 05:56 am (UTC)
Thank you :)))
Meggytron: Captain Awesome Kirkdiner on May 29th, 2009 12:52 am (UTC)
SO happy and excited you two had such an excellent time! And you got to see otters!!!! ♥
Neverwhere: Damn right I'm FABULOUS :Dangelislington on May 29th, 2009 05:53 am (UTC)
I'm so glad we got to share some of our fun times with YOU *twirls you round with glee*

omg megan I saw this and HAVE TO SHARE it with you :D


Meggytrondiner on May 30th, 2009 05:52 pm (UTC)
THAT IS SO AWESOME
The Crazy Cat Ladyhippiechiq on May 29th, 2009 01:11 am (UTC)
Glad you got to spend that time together! You two are so cute; I'd leave you photo comments, but you'd just get 40 messages saying "AWWWWWWWW!"
Neverwhere: *wink* [Schmendrick is love]angelislington on May 29th, 2009 05:51 am (UTC)
Hahahaa BUT I LOVE COMMENTS especially ones that say I am cute :D

Maryairemay on May 29th, 2009 05:37 am (UTC)
I hate saying goodbye at airports. I was a wreck when I had to say goodbye to Jeff before I went to Ghana.

Sounds like you two had a great time! :D
Neverwhere: NO WAI [dr who/shocked amusement]angelislington on May 29th, 2009 05:50 am (UTC)
HEE I think you just added me on facebook PLEASE CONFIRM I ACTUALLY KNOW YOU and stuff :D

I hate goodbyes. They are wretched things. *tear*

We DID have a great time, and we will have great times together forever SOON dammit. Yus. :)

*squishes*
Ashfaeashfae on May 29th, 2009 12:53 pm (UTC)
Wheee I love you both so much!!!

WTF IS UP WITH YOUR VISA IT'S TAKING FOREVER!!!

Saying goodbye in airports is the worst.

What's this DS game?? I need a new DS game. I only have one (FF3) and I've nearly beaten it and it wasn't that great anyway and I'm wondering what to try next.
Ratty McTrukklechopstrukkle on May 29th, 2009 07:32 pm (UTC)
You're rather awesome yourself :)
Wish we knew, it's driving us both spare :(

"Time Hollow" is the game. It's a short but very fun investigation/time-altering game. It's played a bit like a point-and-click, having an inventory and tapping things or people to interact with them, eventually opening holes through time once you have enough evidence and changing things, trying to find what happened to your parents.
I agree on FF3, I have it too and it's not as great as I was expecting. I hear 4 is much better and pretty tough, but am really waiting for 5 and 6 since finishing them last year ;)
Ashfaeashfae on May 30th, 2009 08:01 pm (UTC)
It really is ridiculous. Merrrrrrrrrg. I wish I could call and ask on your behalfs!

And hmmmmmmmmm this game is intriguig, I shall look up for it, whee!

FF3 is currently driving me crazy, or rather mognet is, GRRRRR. ...though hey, if you have it, would you be willing to befriend me in it so that MAYBE I can get the dratted Onion Knight? Getting all the required factors togehter at the same time (1 a placewith wireless the DS recognizes {only two places found so far after a month of hunting}, 2 someone with me on their friendslist thing as well as being on mine, and 3 both of us being on AT THE SAME TIME OMG) is proving frikking impossible and I am a sad FF addict who can't collect all the shiny extra stuff. *looks sorrowful*

Have you never played FF4 before? It's TERRIFIC, one of the best of the games. Can be very difficult yes, especially the final dungeon (it really wants high levels and a few of the bosses are impressively evil!), but it's great. The original was good, and then they redid it for the GBA with a few extras that I quite liked (including another dungeon and lots of shiny extra weapons). Have they redone it again for the DS?
Ashfae: Sinfest - it's a giftashfae on May 30th, 2009 08:02 pm (UTC)
P.S. Sorry Nev darling, hope you don't mind me hijacking a few comments for video game obsession!
Neverwhere: Amused Lizzie -- by eyesthatslayangelislington on June 3rd, 2009 06:56 pm (UTC)
*laughs*

You silly adorable Fae, as IF I would mind something like that! I love it, honestly. I do the same to everyone else, after all ;-)
Alli: charlie brownlego_the_eggo on May 29th, 2009 03:43 pm (UTC)
Yay for the full story! :D You two are so adorkable. I love it.

Yeah your visa stuff is taking FOREVER! Though I'm not all that surprised. A friend of mine moved to Canada to be with her boyfriend, sent in the immigration papers, and after a year and a half they've finally said something other than "papers processing". Trying to go live anywhere else legally sucks. *hugs*
Ratty McTrukklechopstrukkle on May 29th, 2009 07:24 pm (UTC)
Eeeeee that's a brilliant summary of our weekandabit! And that's got to be one of the best photos of us to use at the top. So lovely to read because your writing makes all the things we did go whooshing through my mind.

*pounces and snoofs your ears* That sea-lion's totally checking me out.
BloodKitty: jack & sally moonlight tangobloodkitty on May 29th, 2009 08:02 pm (UTC)
*awwww*

you two are sooooo kyoot! '-D

hoping the visa woes are short-lived!!!
Ashley Phillipssilvante on May 30th, 2009 05:16 am (UTC)
Awww am so glad you had a good time!
(hugs you both)

And cuddled! SURE you cuddled!
*grins and hugs*
Now what is taking the Consulate so bloody long?
Jim's Best man DEMANDS a bride so we can get together and do all those Best Man/Bride things like organise a wedding, get the strippers in for the stag night etc!
LILIprolificdiarist on November 17th, 2009 08:50 am (UTC)
Your photos are SOOOOOO CUTE, you look so happy. Yay smiley bouncy YAYNESS OF JOY! :D

It was lovely to meet you & James, you are SHINY!

BOUNCE!