sofiaviolet: road signs in Boston: Storrow Dr., Callahan Tunnel, surface artery, detour (Boston)
I had a wonderful time in New Orleans. The post-Katrina buses are quite nice (although they're apparently the "push rear doors to open" type and not the "driver opens rear doors" type I'm used to) and I got to see the really really old work car near Lee Circle on the St. Charles line. The conference was excellent. And I am now the proud owner of this tank top and some water meter coasters.

Since my return, I've been busy with work, my internship, and my D&D and Shadowrun groups. (No class until Monday because spring break.)

I also got a new phone. It has internet! Mostly this is so I can check whether it's faster to walk from Simmons to Ruggles or if there'll be a bus along soonish, and so I stop having to call my parents and say, "I'm lost, please read me turn-by-turn directions over the phone." It's already demonstrating how very convenient it shall be.
sofiaviolet: some violets (violets)
It's cool, though. I did manage to dig the suitcase out and I have a list of everything I should need.

Note to throat: you're on notice. This better just be post-nasal drip irritation.

Back in Boston.

Saturday, January 7th, 2012 18:09
sofiaviolet: a cracked egg with bandaids holding it together (for the papercuts)
I had a great time in New Orleans. :)

Ellen and Greg arrived shortly after Christmas (they're moving in with my parents for part of the year). Cory was also around for a few days (he is actually planning to use the Hello Kitty dice bag). We went to the French Quarter twice (once with Ellen and Greg and Cory, once without), ate at our favorite restaurants, etc.

I did manage to get lunch with [personal profile] pinesandmaples, [personal profile] rooibos, and their roommate Sid right before leaving for the airport. Ellie and I had a very nice, very empty flight that got in early and good luck with everything once we landed except for the Orange Line, for which we had to wait because we'd just missed a train.

Since getting back last night, I haven't done much of anything, but Ellie has been on a "clean all the things!" binge today, mainly focusing on the kitchen and bathroom. We also got groceries and she's making chicken noodle soup for us and the one or more of her friends who are coming over for dinner.

I seem to have gained some weight, for once. )

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Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 12:38
sofiaviolet: be the trouble you want to see in the world (trouble)
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I've been in New Orleans since Sunday. We arrived an hour late because our plane took its sweet time showing up at Logan. Not sure why. But we had a reasonably nice flight and arrived in time for dinner.

Apparently when I'm in New Orleans I wake up by 8:00. IDEK. Probably has to do with going to bed fairly early, since my parents (especially Mom) tend to go to bed (or doze off on the couch) by 22:00.

On Monday, Mom took Ellie and I to Magazine Street and bought me some new clothes, including a nice cardigan and some black jeans. Yesterday, we got groceries. Today is Mom's last day of work before Christmas (so it's my last day of having to kill time in the mornings by watching HGTV); I've re-purpled my hair yet again and am now waiting for her to get home so we can figure out our afternoon plans.
sofiaviolet: girl in purple dress carrying suitcase and walking down railroad tracks (travel)
Anybody want to advise me on how much clothes I should bring to New Orleans? I'll be there for three weeks but I'll be staying with my parents and my mother does laundry pretty much continuously. (I could probably get away with two pairs of pants and four shirts, but I'd get bored.)

things I need to do before I leave:
  • PACK!

  • clean out the pantry

  • clean off the countertops as much as possible

  • clean the stove

  • check in for my flight

  • take out the trash and recycling

  • load and run the dishwasher


  • EDIT: Okay, I have figured out the lower half of my body, mostly. Very flouncy trumpet-shaped skirt in aubergine or tiered olive green skirt?

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    Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 09:21
    sofiaviolet: drawing of Cthulhu saying "what the fhtagn" (what the fhtagn)
    Made it to New Orleans without dying!

    Congested and coughing on Saturday, which made landing all kind of ouchy and screwed up my left ear for several hours thereafter. On Sunday, we walked 2 miles to the parades (slowly enough that we completely missed Carrollton, oh well). I only had to take one break! We tried to walk home by way of CVS (to get me cough syrup caplets), but Dad had to go on without us and come back with the car.

    The only remaining problem is that my lungs are pissed off at me, resulting in a lingering cough and unpleasant feeling throughout their upper portion.
    sofiaviolet: life is more fun with purple hair (text and illustration) (purple)
    A good time was had with the family; I'm sorry I didn't make it outside that bubble to hang out with friends.

    Made it out of The Bead Shop for under $100 for the first time since discovering it. Mom was shocked. We also managed to get [personal profile] elliesaur some new clothes, which is actually a pretty major accomplishment. (Also, flannel shirts: why so hard to find?)

    Celebration in the Oaks was nice, even if they do need to improve their event management. (The usual parking lot was closed, the new parking lot was a zoo, and the line was less organized and self-aware than any concert line I've stood in.) After stopping for dinner and spending forever looking for parking, we actually walked away the first night - we looked at the length of the line we were standing in and decided there was no way we would get inside City Park and get to do anything before they shut down for the night. We tried again the next night with pre-purchased tickets and showing up before they even opened, which worked perfectly. One train ride, one roller coaster ride, a walk through the botanical gardens, and then we got dinner.

    The weather was great. I can't believe I used to complain about how cold I was during the winter. (Although I guess New Orleans was the coldest weather I'd ever known...)

    Plans!!!!

    Thursday, December 9th, 2010 14:26
    sofiaviolet: fleur de lis abstract celestial background (fleur de lis)
    I will be in New Orleans from December 19th to December 28th. Who wants to hang out?

    (I will also be in the D.C. area from December 28th to January 2nd, but hanging out is pretty unlikely, alas.)
    sofiaviolet: sign reading "ART" on a paint-splattered wall (ART!)

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    Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 21:35
    sofiaviolet: wrought-iron fence and crumbling tomb in St. Louis No. 1 in New Orleans (so goth i hang out in graveyards)
    Going to New Orleans, whee!! I leave Sunday morning and get back to Boston on June 16th.

    (And then I leave for [community profile] con_txt on the 17th.)

    Am I packed? Oh, no, of course not. And I have to work all day tomorrow, will probably go in on Friday to finish things up, and will be out of the house Friday and Saturday nights. I am probably going straight from Cameryn's party to the airport, to be honest, because who the fuck needs sleep. /o\

    *flails*

    (Plus, I don't want to get too behind on my dreamroll or tumblr or link roundups, and I have two draft posts I need to get done. And I'm working on a mix I want to post sometime soon.)

    In lieu of actual content, have a video of [personal profile] tiferet's cat playing with [personal profile] jamoche's iPad.

    Thank you, and I'm going to go back to swearing at my closet.

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    Thursday, June 11th, 2009 14:00
    sofiaviolet: Dreamsheep with purple fiber fleece (fiber sheep)
    I finally caught up with my June targets (one bad day took about a week to recover from), and I'm only about 4000 words behind my 2009 targets. Currently at 10475 for June and 157494 for the year. This is good.

    Does anyone still need/want a Dreamwidth invite code? I sent one to an anon commenter back in mid-May and it's still unused. :\

    Back to Boston tomorrow. :(

    IDK if I want a nap, or to fight through the post-lunch/zomg HOT drowsiness. We took a very nice drive on the way home from lunch, though. Whee pretty houses.

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    Monday, May 25th, 2009 13:01
    sofiaviolet: girl in purple dress carrying suitcase and walking down railroad tracks (travel)
    I need to pack. Fuck.

    Sibling needs to come home and tell me where the suitcases are, too. (Accidentally went into work even though it's Memorial Day. Oops.)

    I also feel like I should burn my mom some new CDs - I'm really her best source of music. Maybe I should just bring a bunch of blank discs and play music for her, then burn what she likes. I've been listening to a lot of stuff she probably wouldn't like, lately. Too much screaming.

    I keep my iTunes library on shuffle when I listen to music on my computer. It keeps things interesting. Today and last night, it's been providing me mostly with Thursday and Bouncing Souls. It's never been quite this good at guessing what I want to hear before. I'm torn between appreciating it and wondering if the laptop is getting a little too sentient.

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    Saturday, March 21st, 2009 10:48
    sofiaviolet: fleur de lis abstract celestial background (fleur de lis)
    two shows I went to and two I didn't )

    Also, guess what? I am probably going to take the amateur radio licensing test along with [livejournal.com profile] zachens and the rest of Wireless Club. [livejournal.com profile] zachens wants to ride in the Bikes Not Bombs thing in June, but also wanted to coordinate water stations and such - so I will be coating myself in spf 70 and taking over the latter part of that sentence.

    That's on June 7th, and I got myself a ticket to see Taking Back Sunday on the 27th. So I will go back to New Orleans some time in between.
    sofiaviolet: a camera (camera)
    Week in the Life Game:
    For one week, you are to post photographs taken during the day.

    Rules:
    1. You must take between 6 and 8 new photographs per day. Fuck that.
    2. Your WITL must be consecutive. No skipping days.
    3. You must post your photographs at the end of that day, sometime after the last picture is taken.
    4. Each photograph must have the time taken beneath and a title, with no other explanation.
    5. You must post these rules at your first entry, then link back to it for the other six days so that people will know wtf you're doing.
    6. Your post must say "A Week in the Life of [your name/username], Volume [whatever day you're on]."

    This will be two Weeks In The Life, because I'll be in New Orleans for two weeks.

    6 images )

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