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It's been a while since I posted. I miss LJ so much, I am going to make a concerted effort to get back on here when I get back.

Where am I going? Rome tomorrow, then Florence, Venice and Paris. All with my wonderful [ profile] ditchwitchbitch who I'm meeting there! There will be lots of stories and photos no doubt. See you in October!
wednesday_whimsy: (psych_gang OMG!)
I seem to be missing quite a few photos now, but like I said, I've already done this in depth and I'm kind of scared this is all going to disappear again.

California Adventure and Comic Con Part 1 - image heavy )
wednesday_whimsy: (hp_harry/draco note)
I leave for London in a couple of houes and I catch my flight out to the US tomorrow morning.

In 48 hours I will be in sunny Santa Barbara and I'll finally be able to see Harry Potter. \o/ Next week I'll be enjoying the delights of Comic Con! I'm so excited. Most especially because I get to see [ profile] ditchwitchbitch.

I'm not taking my computer, so I'll probably just update when I get back. No doubt there'll be plenty of updates on my twitter (jacqueline_c) and facebook if you're interested.

Have a fun week everyone.
wednesday_whimsy: (sarahmichellegellar_christmas)
Dear 2010

Thank you for...

- my rabbits, Gus and Shawn, I love them more than anything
- my 30th birthday with my darling sister and darling [ profile] ditchwitchbitch at Harry Potter World in Florida
- Psych, how do I love thee? let me count the ways. Carlton Lassiter ♥ Juliet O'Hara ♥ Shawn Spencer ♥ Burton Guster ♥ Henry Spencer ♥ Chief Vick ♥ ♥♥♥
- my new house, it's so quiet and lovely and perfect
- my California Adventure: Santa Barbara, Monterey, THE COMMUNITY SET!!!
- my Floridian Adventure; driving all over the state with my sister
- Weight Watchers and losing 22lbs (8 to go!)
- Sherlock; Steven Moffat I will never stop loving you (nor you and your gorgeous voice Benedict Cumberbatch)
- Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows; everything about it.
- my new job; I'm so much happier now, I feel like I have friends and purpose.

Please make 2011 a wonderful year for everyone I love.

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Finally, my holiday post. If the photos are of Animal Kingdom, the Halloween fancy dress party, Harry Potter's Wizarding World or a beautiful cake, they were taken by [ profile] ditchwitchbitch. More photos to come whenever my sister gets round to posting them somewhere.

Florida: photos of an incredible holiday including a Halloween fancy dress part, Harry Potter fun and the most amazing cake you will ever see. )
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After a week back in the cold, wet UK, getting up early and going to work, I'm sot of back to normal after my holiday. I still feel tired (and I think I'm getting a cold) but that's pretty much my default these days.

Anyway, I still have stories and photos from my vacation to post. Hopefully tomorrow I'll have everything sorted.
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I am back in the UK. I had a wonderful holiday and now I'm varying states of happy, sad, tired and excited.

Full up date once I've caught up with my flist (and got my computer up and running).

How are you?
wednesday_whimsy: (patd_ryan hot in black & white)
I'm spending a lovely long weekend with my family. I have managed to make my mum fall in love with Psych and my sister is on the verge of breaking, I can feel it. Doctor Who was so good I almost didn't believe it, but I should not have doubted Stephen Moffat. He can do no wrong.

Yesterday I took my computer to the Apple store and they said I needed a new battery and disk drive. They replaced the drive; I'll have to get the battery next time.

Now my sister and I are trying to book our holiday to Florida, for my birthday in September. \o/
wednesday_whimsy: (buffy_gigglesnort)
There are 1029 holiday photos uploading to Photobucket as I type. I won't bore you and post them all, but yeah, there may be a few large posts when it's done.

I stayed late at work to do some overtime, since my credit card bill is so big. The holiday was worth it, but really is so tiring for not really doing anything. And despite nothing major happening while I was gone, there were still 100 emails in my inbox this morning. It feels like I never left.

So, since this is not a holiday post and not a fandom post, how about a song to make it more interesting. This is about the ridiculous, racist, xenophobic, homophobic, senationalist (and every other -ist and -phobic you can think of) rag that passes for our 3rd best selling newspaper. Sometimes I despair of the people in this country. Then I see stuff like this and it makes me happy.

And then of course there's Russell, who makes everyone happy!

wednesday_whimsy: (sherlock_holmes/watson i am psychologica)
I am finally home from my California adventure. I had an amazing time and have hundreds of photos to upload and post, along with a full holiday report, over the next few days.

I am utterly exhausted and dreading getting up for work in the morning. It took me longer than it should have to get home thanks to the train breaking down twice. At least I have the luxury of a four day week - for the next three weeks. \o/

What's worse (look at my priorities) is that after spending the last few days watching Sherlock Holmes dvd trailers, I've found that we're not getting it until May. WTF? Why not tomorrow? Damn whoever made that decision. I guess it means my Psych recaps will continue sooner rather than later. Yay, silver lining.
wednesday_whimsy: (buffy_gigglesnort)
Right now I'm sitting in the living room of my hotel suite which has a bathroom as big as my living room back home. Just wanted to get that over and done with.

I've had an action packed few days at Disneyland and in LA. Disney is always lots of fun and we managed to avoid queuing for long periods of time (except on Space Mountain) and did all the best things twice. The Tower of Terror in California Adventure was so good it made me scream. No ride or rollercoaster has ever done that before, not in 29 years. It was fantastic.

Also, during a break from Disney on Thursday, I got to see the movie "Luck of the Irish". If you know what it is, you'll know why I mention it. If you don't know what it is... you're lucky.

On Friday we got a tour of Paramount studios and I got to go and poke around the Community set. I'm never going to be able to watch it again without squealing with glee. Speaking of Glee we saw "Mike", "Brittany" and "Santana" as we walked past their stage. That was a great day. *g*

Now we're off to explore Vegas before we go to see LOVE this evening.
wednesday_whimsy: (sherlock_holmes/watson what have you don)
Greetings from Santa Barbara. I'm having a blast on this trip so far and it's only day three (four if you count the day I spent entirely on a plane).

On Sunday we got to see quite a bit of San Francisco, had breakfast in the Castro and lunch at Fisherman's Wharf, overlooking the sea-lions, before driving down to Monterey and meeting [ profile] sleepherealone for dinner.

Monterey is so beautiful and got to see more of the amazing coastline on whale watching tour. I got to see Killers Whales and Grey Whales! It was such an incredible experience. I can't even explain how exciting it was. We went to the aquarium and then out to one of the beaches. I would seriously consider moving there... if I ever wanted to live in the US.

Today we drove down the coast to Santa Barbara. It was one of the most beautiful experiences of my life. The views are breathtaking. California is so beautiful. The mountains and the trees and the coast. I'm so glad we came. Since arriving in SB I have let me geek side take over and we have had pineapple smoothies, taken photos of the police station, been to the top of the courthouse clock-tower and had dinner on the pier. My pina colada came in a whole pineapple that I have kept for posterity - or at least until it goes bad and I have to throw it away. We finished the day with a walk along the beach at sunset. I love this town.

More detailed info and photos when I get home. I'll update again the next time I have free internet. Tomorrow is a Disneyland day, so it's bedtime for me. Hope you're keeping well flist.
wednesday_whimsy: (falloutboy_cartoon)
Thursday we had a lazy morning and drove to Hot Doug's for the best hot dogs in Chicago. There was long line but they were worth it. I managed to buy some new clothes at Target too which made me very happy. That afternoon we went to Wrigley Field to watch the Cubs play the Padres. It was a surprisingly fun experience for my first ever sporting event. I had a giant pretzel and got annoyed at the people sitting in front of us and wondered out-loud quite often why no one was actually hitting the ball. It was great. Afterwards we went back to the pier for a sunset cruise around the bay. Kerry and I raised a sail all by ourselves, which was an experience. The city is so pretty at night, all lit up. The lights and the water are beautiful. We had dinner at 44th Ward Dinner Party again and Cory remembered us (I got a photo with him, but it's sadly lost forever now). Then we headed out to Angels & Kings to see what it was like when it wasn't so crowded. I really like it there, even if the drinks are a bit strong.

Friday - Fall Out Boy in Indianapolis )

I'll post about my trip home when I post my pictures which will hopefully be tomorrow. There are far too many photos.
wednesday_whimsy: (falloutboy_patrick singing)
I am home. I am tired. I have a nice film to watch and then bed. Tomorrow last holiday post and photos. Then two solid weeks of work on my big bang. I really don't want to go to work tomorrow.

Also, may I just add: PATRICK!!!!!

And: Pete&Ashlee guys. OTP ♥
wednesday_whimsy: (falloutboy_pete perfect)
On Tuesday we woke up to a bright and sunny day in Milwaukee. We drove to the Pabst Mansion and waited for a tour. It was a gorgeous building but it's a shame we couldn't look around it by ourselves. Only the two of us were there and if we weren't standing next to the guide at all times she assumed we were bored.

We went into the city for lunch and found the espionage restaurant. Without a doubt, it's the most fun place I've ever eaten. We spent forever in there. You have find the secret passage to get in, and then you're seated in this private little booths with doors. The food was very good. All the cocktails are named after people from Bond movies and their martinis are mixed by shooting the cocktail shaker through a shoot that goes through every room in the building. You can get up and wander around to look at the displays. They have autographs hanging of famous people who've visited the restaurant (James Masters, Britney Spears, Mark Hamil, etc) and a giant mechanical puzzle that Kerry and I still can't figure out. They have secret passages out of the building and when we were ready to leave we used the one in the phone booth. I'm glad we went to Milwaukee just for that.

We got our photo taken with the Bronze Fonz statue (what visit to Milwaukee would be complete otherwise) and then drove back to Chicago to do some shopping. Sadly most of the stuff we looked at was out of our price range. After dinner we went to the top of the Hancock Observatory and we could see the whole of the city. It was incredible.

Yesterday it rained most of the day, so we went driving around the suburbs (yes, yes, Glenview, Wilmette, we weren't stalking, just curious) and we went to Legoland and had our photos taken with lego Darth Vader and lego Harry Potter. We went to The Cheesecake Factory for dinner and then watched Lost. We were going to go out after that but then the thunderstorm started and what with the rain, wind and lightning, we didn't really want to be outside.

Today looks like it's going to be a beautiful day though.
wednesday_whimsy: (falloutboy)
Sunday we woke up far too early, but managed to drag ourselves out of bed to have a gorgeous lunch at Gino's, an amazing pizza place where you can write on the walls and with the nicest pizza in the world (probably).

That afternoon we went to Navy Pier and took a lot of photos of the boats and the skyline as we walked up. We came back down through the fun shops and gardens, went on the carousel, ferris wheel and played miniature golf. I also got a very pretty tattoo of a swan on my wrist. Sadly it's just paint so it won't be there in a week, but I love it. If I didn't think it would hurt like hell I'd get it done properly.

After dinner we went to the cinema. Star Trek Spoilers )

On Monday we walked down to the The Bean and visited the art museum. It was a lovely relaxing morning and we saw a lot of fantastic paintings. The Bean was incredible and we got some good photos there. After lunch at the Rainforest Cafe (sat next to the elephants) we drove up to the TV studio where Fall Out Boy were going to perform. We sat outside with a great group of people and a fab security guard who thought Patrick looked like a Randy and couldn't be convinced that wasn't his name.

We got inside the studio at 6.30pm and because we'd being waiting so long, the floor manager let us stand up front. We were in the second row, right between Patrick and Pete. It was the closest I've ever been to them and truly one of the best things I've ever done. Patrick and Pete both smiled at me (shut up, they totally did) and Pete looked a lot happier than he did on Saturday (possibly because Ashlee was there with him). It was so cool to have them talking between the songs and while they changed the tapes. The whole experience was such fun, even though it does mean I will be on TV in July.

The taping finished at 9.30 and we drove up to Milwaukee.... More on that later.

Bonus: A photo from Angels & Kings on Friday night. Gabe showing off for Kerry
wednesday_whimsy: (falloutboy_pete/patrick cartoonlove)
Well I'm having the best time in Chicago. I love this city. It's gorgeous and we're such a lot of fun. A lot of that admittedly comes from Fall Out Boy so far.

In which I ramble for a while about meeting Patrick Stump )

Watch out for my next post, which will consist of adventures on Navy Pier, amazing pizza and Star Trek.
wednesday_whimsy: (falloutboy_cartoon)
Today has been the longest day. I got up at 4am and my train to the airport left at 5.30am. I got through security no problem and waited to board my plane which left at 10.35. I was so tired and willing to sleep on the plane because I knew I'd have to be awake the rest of the day, but I couldn't get comfortable and there were annoying loud people around me so I could only doze.

Coming into the airport though, flying down over the lake was incredible. I wish I could have got some photos of it. Immigration was, for once, not a problem, but that could have been because when he asked what I was doing here I said "I meet Fall Out Boy tomorrow!" I think he thought I was crazy.

[ profile] ditchwitchbitch was there to pick me up and I felt strangely awake as we set off towards the city, but it was two hours of traffic and the gps sending us the wrong way before we actually got to the hotel and by that time I was in desperate need of a shower and some painkillers.

We went to the Clan store (not what I was expecting - it's so small!) and a few other shops before having dinner at 44th Ward Dinner Party which served lovely food, had a great atmosphere, and we were served by a really sweet guy named Cor(e)y.

We caught the El back to they city and now I am finally going to sleep.



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