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Allamaraine

weather: cloudy
outside: 3.7°C
mood: exhausted
I'm home.

I've been home since about 0900h, but I'm just sitting down after cleaning the birds' cages, spending some time with them and organizing some of the gifts/deliveries from our lootcases.

I've had quite enough of long haul flights for a while. 12 hours from Vancouver to Taipei; 5 hours from Taipei to Singapore; 8 hour layover; 12 hours from Singapore to Cape Town with a 2 hour stop in Johannesburg; 10 hours from Cape Town to Singapore; 2 hours until connecting flight; 4 hours from Singapore to Taipei; 10 hours from Taipei to Vancouver =\

It didn't occur to me before I left, but... I have family... in South Africa now... and this is one of the most amazing concepts I've gotten to wrap my head around. They are a very sweet bunch, very similar to us and our family, but yet, different.

Need to run out and get stuff before I can even come home and shower and do more unpacking. =P


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sertrel
Nov. 27th, 2005 08:24 pm (UTC)
How terrible is it that I saw your subject line and immediately recognized the DS9 reference? How old is that, like... 7 years ago or so?
bride
Nov. 27th, 2005 10:51 pm (UTC)
I was hoping _someone_ would get it =D Not all my obscure references are understood =)
bride
Nov. 27th, 2005 10:57 pm (UTC)
Oh, and it was a very early DS9. Season 1 or 2, so 1993-94... 10+ years ago. =)
sertrel
Nov. 27th, 2005 11:59 pm (UTC)
Oh good heavens. Season 1, episode 10, 1993 (http://www.tv.com/star-trek-deep-space-nine/move-along-home/episode/20823/summary.html)

How frightening that some neurons are utterly wasted on remembering that silly little rhyme. Of course, seeing the senior DS9 crew hopping and reciting a children's rhyme was quite amusing at the time.
da_rosas
Nov. 29th, 2005 04:01 pm (UTC)
Welcome home! XD

DS9 references: Doh, I'll never be a proper Trekkie, or even SciFi fan ever, though some things I really think is fab. 1993 was a tough year for me and I didn't watch (let alone remember) much TV then. About 1-2 years later I started catching up with DS9 though that wasn't sustained and it was the last series I tried to keep up with regularly (Voyager, I was in and out of; I haven't even tried the newer series since, the one with Scott Bakula). I still miss Odo and Quark! I think Quark was a great character at so many levels; I don't know if I missed any really good episodes with him.
bride
Nov. 29th, 2005 05:29 pm (UTC)
Re: Quark

I met Armin Shimmerman once or twice at conventions and he's an amazing amazing guy =)
da_rosas
Nov. 30th, 2005 04:17 am (UTC)
Go ahead, make me feel like even more like I'm missing out on things.... LOL!!! Incredible: I'd love to hear/see Armin Shimmerman talk in real life. He seems like an incredibly underrated actor. He really impresses me. I don't really know his acting background, but I think he was quite good as Quark: He makes Quark seem even more multidimensional than some of the others, in fact. not an easy task when wearing all that makeup, etc.
bride
Nov. 30th, 2005 06:04 am (UTC)
He is REMARKABLE.

Every time we see him at a convention we always always always ask him to do the Richard III monologue. I think it's Act 5, Scene 3 just after the Ghosts disappear and before Ratcliff comes in. I'll never tire of seeing him do that bit =)
kat_box
Nov. 27th, 2005 11:03 pm (UTC)
WELCOME HOME!!!! :D
bride
Nov. 27th, 2005 11:14 pm (UTC)
S'anks =)
cloganese
Nov. 29th, 2005 12:08 am (UTC)
I got the reference, too!
And I got it immediately! Not one of those "ooh, I wonder where that's from, that's familiar ..." Nope! I was on top of it!

(Another freaky one that I was on top of was recognising the actor that played the Oompa-Loompas from the new Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. While watching the movie, I thought to myself, "this person looks just like the guy who rode the Racing Snail at the beginning of The Neverending Story". And I was right!)

DORKINESS OVERWHELMING!!! Yeeeeeeee!
bride
Nov. 29th, 2005 05:31 pm (UTC)
Re: I got the reference, too!
Heh, somehow I knew you'd get it too =)
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