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Life is *very* good right now.

I wanted to post that I've been kidnapped by a Vogon and spent the past week handcuffed, enduring Vogon poetry, but it's not true except that vogonpoet is a wonderful host.

Laurel behaved the best she ever has on a flight and charmed the flight attendants. She's spent the week being thrilled by chasing Biko, riding in the car with the top down, and playing with water on the patio. In lieu of TV, she's been cycling through a short list of movies (A Bug's Life, Amelie, Dark Crystal, and both Stuart Little movies) when she's not busy playing.

I'm not sure what to say about how the past week's been for me. Meds kicked in sufficiently so the flight didn't kick my sinuses square in the nuts and every weekday's a new and different lunch experience. (Those of you that said I'd like bubble tea were right on.) I'm getting the hang of navigating so I can find the places within walking distance I want to go. And of course, I've been so ridiculously happy I haven't scheduled in LJ time because there's Thai leftovers in the fridge and so much soy I could make naked sheeps gay. (Seriously, the Vogon makes his own soy milk. It tastes so much better than Silk I might kick my dairy habit aside from cheese, ice cream and cream-based sauces.)

When I unload my camera, I'll post the best pictures to a Gallery album and post again with the link. At some point pictures with me in them might even show up, though you might not recognize me grinning like an idiot in them.

I miss the mountains, the clowns, Da Guys and other comforts of home, but it's been so good here I'm not sure when I want to return home. Maybe I'll let Laurel decide that instead. *wry grin*

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revme
Apr. 3rd, 2004 06:39 am (UTC)
Hooray for having a good time! And hooray for Laurel liking Amelie. That is keen.

oddharmonic
Apr. 7th, 2004 09:58 pm (UTC)
I actually miss my computer because I didn't toss copies of everything I was working on up before I left, but I'm seriously thinking about using part of my share of the tax refund to have it shipped here.

I am so happy she likes Amelie it's not funny. After I get sick of children's movies, it's a nice respite.
revme
Apr. 7th, 2004 10:55 pm (UTC)
hehe, that would actually be pretty useful! You should tour the country with the computer in tow. Just being shipped from place to place. That would be awesome.

Also, yes. It's cool, because Amelie isn't really a movie I'd expect would be popular with a very little girl, but it is good enough that I suppose quality trascends age or something. Can she read the subtitles and everything? Because that's pretty awesome/impressive.
oddharmonic
Apr. 14th, 2004 07:33 pm (UTC)
That'd be awesome, but if I ever tour it's going to be with a laptop. It'd be easier than setting up my box every time. (:

She can read a few words, but not enough to follow. If she's really paying attention, I'll read them aloud. Usually she uses movies as background noise to playing, coloring, etc..
revme
Apr. 14th, 2004 08:05 pm (UTC)
hehe, I see. Have you made a decision re: shipping the computer or not?
oddharmonic
Apr. 23rd, 2004 08:45 am (UTC)
Oh, he knows I want it, but he's dragging his feet on shipping. Ultimately I think I'm going to have my parents take care of it for me and then I'll pay them back for shipping costs.

The really funny thing is that what I really want are my hard drives because there's a spare box here that's mine to use if I finish assembling it, he has the same model of scanner as I do, and my non-scanner peripherals are easily replacable. (I don't use my tablet because it was worth the $10 I paid for it, he has spare printers here, I can replace my Palm cradle, and my trackball is 8 years old anyway.)
saarlander
Apr. 3rd, 2004 03:32 pm (UTC)
eeeeep... Johnny English...
I'm kinda forced to admit that I regretted buying that movie before watching it some other way. My wallet still hasn't forgiven me for that one, though Kathryn has. She didn't think it was quite so painful.

Speaking of painful, I just finished a couple road trips with the family (minus dad) crammed into my formerly spacious Mercedes 230E (chassis 124). We went Frankfurt to Bamberg (smoke beer, awesome stuff) to Bavaria (obligatory castles trip) to Landstuhl. It made me relive the childhood desire to duct tape my little brother's mouth shut, but unfortunately not the childhood act of actually doing it.

Why I'm posting this to your LJ and not mine is beyond me, but this is pretty much good for now. You talking about going outta town kinda reminded me that I hadn't told you about me going outta town :)

Definitely glad to see you're enjoying yourself. I think I'll hit at least one of the decent thai restaurants while I'm in the neighborhood next.
oddharmonic
Apr. 7th, 2004 09:56 pm (UTC)
Re: eeeeep... Johnny English...
Vogon is big on renting. I know he picked it out because I spent the whole time we were in Blockbuster keeping the midget out of trouble.

Should I ask which brother? I imagine Brian simply leering at all the beautiful German women, so I'd take it you were tempted to tape Andrew's mouth shut. (;

I'm not sure I'll be back in Colorado when you are, but if I'm not you have carte blanche to call and yell at me.

Speaking of Thai, I would like to elope with Vogon's wok. It's the sweetest piece of All-Clad I've ever seen -- stainless steel sandwiching a layer of copper throughout and an additional pad of aluminum in the bottom -- and so versatile it puts my clearance-find saucier to shame. I could die happy in the kitchen here.

I think my brain is deteroirating from old age because the only Thai I can think of is Swing Thai. *wry grin*
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