Woke up freakishly early Friday morning because we were leaving early and because I have a bunch of errands to run before we left. So I throw myself to the floor around 7 am? Run around, barely finish everything, and am ready to go at 9 am! .... 9:05 the phone rings, it's my mother, she's only just leaving, so I've got an hour to waste. I COULD HAVE SLEPT MORE? Woe. She arrives, we finally leave, everything's good! It's kind of warm, sun is shining... We drive without incident for five hours! Then we pull over to change drivers and, in a display if incredible timing skill, my brother calls while we're at the rest stop. He wanted to let us know it was snowing where he was, had been snowing for the last day+. We still had blue skies and sun, so that was kind of strange to hear. SURE ENOUGH, THOUGH, I've barely been driving for ten minutes when suddenly it's snowing! WHERE DID THAT COME FROM?! I don't drive long ("only" about two hours), because my ankle's still bothering me, and the snow's only been getting worse as we've gone along. (I have a bunch of pictures taken from the car, if anyone wants me to upload them, just let me know. Or check Facebook, since they're up there.) It ended up snowing the entire weekend.
And nothing accumulated! It was insane.
Anyway, we rolled into town, checked into a room, and then met my brother... wasted some time, ate dinner, crashed early (driving all day can do that). On Saturday, we went to the National Museum of Play
, 'cause they've got a LEGO exhibit right now (Nathan Sawaya
's stuff), and it was AWESOME. Here is a photo link dump, but I think all of them can be seen at his site (and the pictures are probably better quality. Light was a little too low for no flash, but then the flash bounced off them). LEGO tree
, man and his reflection
, paint project
, no flash
and with flash
Random other images from the trip include the tree behind my brother's place
(he doesn't know why there are chairs in it), a MASSIVE SNOWMAN OMG
seriously this thing was ridiculous, and the only magnet on their fridge
(I love the duck's expression. IT KNOWS IT IS IRRITATING YOU AND IT DOESN'T CARE. It is mocking you).
We ate more delicious food (we ate a lot
of delicious food...), didn't really do anything on Sunday, and then drove home Monday in THANKFULLY NOT A SNOWSTORM (we drove home in the dark in a snowstorm last year). It did rain, though.
AND THEN I CAME HOME AND FFXI
/ THE PLAYERBASE HAD EXPLODED. (To be fair, I knew about that before
I got home again, since my brother had seen most of it and told me.) Those of you who get mail from my FFXI
characters, in the next set of letters they're ignoring the fourth wall again. More so than usual, I mean. Just so you're prepared.
PS IT IS MARCH NOW HOORAY HOORAY WE SURVIVED ANOTHER FEBRUARY
Edit:Transformers fandom is full of lunatics in the best ways possible.
The thread's a bit long, but you can just read the first post for the story.