athene: (Default)
I came down with a stomach bug yesterday evening.

Unpleasant details just for you. )

I'm pretty sure this is the universe getting back at me for not having any morning sickness with either pregnancy.
athene: (me profile - ren)
Friday night [livejournal.com profile] lordaerith went to go see How to Train Your Dragon. It was a fairly typical kids movie plot, but ZOMG SO CUTE! Want dragon!!! We went to the Lake Creek Drafthouse where that night they were also playing all three Evil Dead movies and so some of the waitstaff were dressed up like zombies. It was truly awesome.

Saturday we headed over to [livejournal.com profile] pyroyo007's for his annual crawfish boil (after feeding [livejournal.com profile] byskwik's cats). We were only going to stay for a little while, but I ended up staying for a long time (Aerith had another thing, so he left and then came back). Mmmm...crawfish.

That night we were going to do one of the 4 or 5 different things that we knew of, but we were so dead from the day that we came home, had ice cream and crashed (after feeding [livejournal.com profile] byskwik's cats).

Sunday I got up and went to a brunch meeting (after feeding [livejournal.com profile] byskwik's cats). After the meeting I drove home, picked up [livejournal.com profile] lordaerith and our Ren garb and headed out to Sherwood Forest Faire. Took us about an hour to get there (we got a little confused a few times...especially because the right turn after turning off of 290 isn't well marked) and another 20 or so to get dressed due to laces and winds and dust.

The faire itself was really nice. I think it was a great size with lots of artists, vendors, musicians, etc. OMG, the Italian food place! Got to see the Austin Browncoats, my friends at Abzu Emporium, and listen to the lovely Tulstin Troubadours. I got my hair braided really pretty with flowers and glitter and everything. [livejournal.com profile] knighthorse took pictures and hopefully a few came out well.

The only thing that really disappointed me about the faire was the lack of interaction between the Faire's actors and the faire goers. I almost literally ran into Robin Hood at one point, but nothing...not that I have a character or anything, but aren't they supposed to?

Came home and pretty much fell over.

CSTS

Jun. 29th, 2009 01:59 pm
athene: (Serenity - River)
Yesterday I spend (almost) the whole day at the Alamo Drafthouse Lake Creek volunteering with the Austin Browncoats for Can't Stop the Serenity. Got there at 10am and helped with the set up and didn't end up leaving until 1:30am this morning after I helped with as much of the break down as I could.

Ended up becoming "Gift Bag Girl." I was on a mission to make sure that every single person who went to showing got a gift bag. For the 12pm showing I was on my own giving out the bags, which was because the first rush of people was way more than the number of bags the table could hold, and I was slowing it down trying to get out bags as people were filing by me. For the 5pm and 10pm showings I had a helper who kept the table stacked as I gave out bags. It went much better then. I also was in the theatre at all of the break points giving out bags to people who didn't have them.

In addition to that, I also helped out with the raffles and auctions, giving the prizes to the raffle winners and helping to pimp the auction items. [livejournal.com profile] haldira was really amazing at getting people to bid on the auction stuff.

The whole day was so much crazy fun! Some of the servers at the Drafthouse even dressed up. In the day we had a Jayne and then for the 10pm there was a Dr. Horrible and a Captain Hammer server. Was worried that everything the Dr. Horrible server served would smell like cumin :) I even got to sit in at the 5pm showing. Seeing Dr. Horrible on the big screen was AMAZING! And as always, it was great to see Serenity, even if I walked out during the part that always makes me cry cause I didn't want to see it.

What I found really interesting was the crowd reactions to Dr. Horrible. It was the first time many people had seen it. At the 12pm showing, there was dead silence for almost a minute when the show was over, everyone was in such shock. At the 5pm, the clapping started almost immediately, probably because more people had seen it before. At the 10pm, there was the dead silence again, but it didn't last as long because [livejournal.com profile] haldira started clapping to get the rest of the audience clapping.

Today my feet are killing me. I thought I was wearing comfy shoes...but maybe not so much.
athene: (sarah)
Last night [livejournal.com profile] lordaerith and I went to see the Labyrinth Sing-Along/Quote-Along at the Alamo Drafthouse. OMG!!! It was amazing.

We were first in line, so we were able to grab 10 seats in a great row. Slowly our friends, including Bouncy and her friend, [livejournal.com profile] nikkita422 and her man, and [livejournal.com profile] gryphynkit showed up.

First order of business, opening the prop bag (yes, they gave us all prop bags), taking out the sock, googly eyes, felt circle, and yarn and use the glue, puff paint, and scissors to make sock-muppets. I gave mine something between a bad emo hair cut and a mullet. The prop bag also included a red balloon to substitute for a head during the Fireies scene, bubbles to blow during the ball sequence, and a popper to pop at the end of the movie. Some people also got whoopie cushions to help add to the sound effects at the Bog of Eternal Stench.

The movie experience itself was awesome! The whole theater was singing along with all the songs (they had subtitles up on the screen) and quoting along with their favorite lines. Some lines, such as "Smells Bad," were subtitled where as others, such as "I said 'Ello but that's close enough," were just shouted out by the whole audience. Of course you could quote along at any time with any line (which I often did). And because we were encouraged to be loud, there was a little bit of shouting back/commentary going on. I think the row in front of us was playing a drinking game, and taking a drink every time Sarah whined or complained about the Labyrinth. And as expected, there was lots of cheering and the whole audience cracked up when Hoggle was on his knees in front of Jareth.

And to make the night even more awesome, the host was dressed up like David Bowie, complete with wig and exaggerated package.

I had such a good night. I need to go to more of these things!
athene: (sarah)
You remind me of the babe.
What babe?
The babe with the power.
What power?
The power of voodoo.
Who do?
You do.
Do what?
Remind me of the babe.

The Alamo Drafthouse Downtown (aka Ritz) is doing a Labyrinth Sing & Quote Along. I was thinking that I'd be fun to get a big group together to go to the Nov. 20th showing (that's a Thursday) at 7pm.

For more info/to buy tickets: http://www.originalalamo.com/Show.aspx?id=5939

I got my tickets, what about you???

PS. Invite your friends.
athene: (mag-a-net)
My sister, [livejournal.com profile] queencimmy, and I drove back to Austin from New Orleans on Wed. The radio in her car isn't working, but we got a car to plug & usb adaptor and hooked up her computer speakers and iPod so we had music. We started off listening to The Last Five Years, which is a really touching and amazingly crafted musical. I think a lot of my friends would probably cry their eyes out right now if they listened to it. We only stopped once (which was amazing), with Cimmy doing a huge stretch of the driving. At one point she had to drive through a patch of rain that was coming down so hard that it was almost impossible to see. I was so proud of her. We ended up getting suck in really really bad traffic just before the 610 exit due to 2 separate accidents. We made it into Austin just fine, if pretty late.

On Thurs I got to play the digitization game (yay!) and then picked up Cimmy for some errand running around town. Took her to Central Market for fruit and veggies. Had salad that night and watched Lost, which hurt lots and lots.

On Friday we met up with [livejournal.com profile] lordaerith, [livejournal.com profile] syhira, and some of the people Aerith works with for lunch at the Crown and Anchor. Then Cimmy and I went walking around/shopping in South Austin, cause I'd never been shopping there before. It was fun. Friday night was another low-key night with Battlestar Galactica.

Yesterday Cimmy and I went to see the Sex and the City movie at the Alamo Drafthouse, which I thought was very well done. If you liked the show, I recommend seeing the movie. I think Cimmy fell in love with the Drafthouse.

After the movie we went window shopping at the Domain, cause really after seeing all those fashions and shoes what's better than actually being in the presence of a real pair of Manolo Blahniks.

After staring at all the clothing/bags/shoes that we couldn't afford, we headed downtown to catch Ka-Baam, a superhero improv show at the Hideout Theatre. Our friend [livejournal.com profile] raven_lenore joined us, which was awesome. The show was pretty funny. I'd probably go again. After the show we went out to the Magnolia Cafe for food.

Today we're having a lazy day during the day and going to see the Dresden Dolls tonight.
athene: (goth)
Friday night [livejournal.com profile] lordaerith and I dragged [livejournal.com profile] syhira to [livejournal.com profile] noeticist's Rock Band party. He'd gotten a bunch of new songs, so that was awesome. One of the new songs was Still Alive from Portal. I had recently memorized this song. When there was a large enough group, I grabbed the mic, picked Still Alive, set my level to Easy, walked up to next to the TV, turned away from the screen and proceeded to sing the whole song without looking at the screen at all (ok, I glanced at it twice to see when to start a verse). I got 98%. I think that's pretty impressive. I only messed up once at the end of the third verse. Next time [livejournal.com profile] lordaerith says if I keep my eyes open he'll cue me when to activate Star Power/Energy Phrase/Whatever it's called.

The rest of the Rock Band party was also a lot of fun. Got to see [livejournal.com profile] maddaddy, who was looking pretty beat-up after his bad scooter accident last weekend. Also there was this crazy thunderstorm going on outside with amazing bursts of lightening. Also, I learned that if I'm going to sing something funny that isn't the actual lyrics, don't laugh because it will throw off my score.

Saturday [livejournal.com profile] lordaerith and I decided that we needed to go to Kerbey Lane for brunch. I had a pancake and a potato, egg, and cheese breakfast taco. Yes, I willingly ordered a breakfast taco. Lookout, I may be turning into an Austinite.

Saturday afternoon the plan was to get some work done and then head over to Eeyore's Birthday, but I ended up with so much more to do than I thought that we didn't get to go. Well, next year, I hope.

Yesterday evening [livejournal.com profile] syhira came back over and we watched the new episode of BSG. Yay for BSG. I just wonder if there were more Starbuck & crew scenes that they cut out of that episode.

Yesterday night, late, I was really feeling restless (not sure if it was stress, George's visit, something else, or a wacky combination) when I saw that [livejournal.com profile] eliset was heading out to RHPS. I decided that it was just what I needed so I threw on an all-white outfit and met up with her and [livejournal.com profile] soupwiththefork. Had an awesome time screaming obscenities at the screen and watching a pretty fun cast. It really was just what I needed. And [livejournal.com profile] eliset was an awesome sugar mamma, literally, cause she bought me a $5 shake :).

Today the forecast is homework, homework, and more homework.
athene: (lightsaber)
I think this bit from the Big Gay Sketch Show pretty much sums up my undergrad experience. :)

athene: (wedding kiss)
Yesterday was [livejournal.com profile] lordaerith's birthday. I got him the Transformers movie, which came out yesterday. I made a Bumblebee with Autobots symbol cake for him:
We had people over for cake and movie. Fun was had.
athene: (Heroes symbol)
Just got back from the Transformers movie. Even though I was never really into Transformers as a child, I really enjoyed it. Yay for strong, intelligent chicks who continue to stay strong throughout! [livejournal.com profile] lordaerith has more non-spoilery stuff to say about it in his journal.

Can I just say that the Alamo Drafthouse kicks ass!!!! We got there around 7pm for our 8:05 showing. They had already opened the screen for the showing. Instead of playing silly commercials and trivia, they were playing clips from the first episode of the old TV show and from the cartoon movie cut together with funny promos for the Drafthouse (like showing the clip from Heroes when Hiro mentions it) and using both the Japanese and American Transformers "We'll be right back"s as transitions. Chibi Transformers are so cute.

Before playing the movie, a guy came out and said that they were going to have a contest (which we figured because we saw them setting up a table earlier). The first three people to answer trivia questions correctly were going to compete for an Optimus Prime Voice Changer Helmet by having to transform two of the new toys each. [livejournal.com profile] lordaerith got the 4th trivia question right ("who does the voice of Unicron in the cartoon movie?"), but since no one got the 2nd question, he was the last contestant. He was the only one of the three not wearing a Transformers shirt (but he was wearing a Zelda shirt...). He was the first one to finish transforming their first toy, but he was about 30 seconds too late so he didn't get the helmet :(. We figured out later that he had the Bumblebee and Jazz toys.
athene: (Ronia)
I have this thing sometimes where I tell myself that I can't post about x until I've done y. In this case, I didn't want to post about the rest of MIL's visit until I had the pictures from the potluck and Hamilton pool edited and uploaded. Well, I've done that, so now I can post.

First, here are the pictures from the Potluck at [livejournal.com profile] wabres's house and from Hamilton Pool
Potluck at Erics
Hamilton Pool

On Saturday night, [livejournal.com profile] lordaerith and I took MIL to the Kobe Steakhouse, which is a hibachi place. OMG, the food was amazing and the service was excellent. Our chef was so funny. Probably the best one that I've ever had. I even caught the egg in my mouth when he tossed it to me. And he would flip the bowls of fried rice. It was amazing.

On Sunday, [livejournal.com profile] lordaerith had to work, so I took his mother out alone. First we went to the O'Henry house, which was interesting, if small. Found out the punning competition was the day before. Then we went to lunch at Scholz's Garten. Finally we headed to Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center. It was late when we got there, so we got in at two-for-one. The flowers were very pretty and made me wish that I'd brought my camera.

On Monday MIL and I headed up to Salado because she wanted to see it. We ate at the Stagecoach Inn and then walked around looking at all of the fancy shops and stuff. After she couldn't walk anymore we got in the car and randomly drove around the town until we got back to the highway.

That night we took her to see Hot Fuzz at the Alamo Drafthouse. OMG! Such a funny movie. [livejournal.com profile] lordaerith was laughing out loud, which is rare for him. MIL really liked movie and Alamo experience.

On Tuesday we went out to breakfast and then dropped her off at the airport. She got home safely.

The end.

Avenue Jew

Dec. 7th, 2006 10:48 pm
athene: (Ronia)
Thank you [livejournal.com profile] bellebet for showing me Avenue Jew. You must watch this now. I mean it!



And for those of you who want the transcript, it can be found here.

SUPERMAN!

Jun. 28th, 2006 09:49 pm
athene: (evil princess sara)
We're going to be seeing Superman at 7pm at Cinemark.

If you wanna meet us there, we'd love to see you.
athene: (dark lili)
Over the weekend we took [livejournal.com profile] omnia_mutantur and [livejournal.com profile] wandelrust to see Brokeback Mountain. It was amazing and beautiful and everyone should see it.

Today I read a copy of the short story. It was also amazing and beautiful.

spoilers )

more

Apr. 6th, 2002 07:47 pm
athene: (spectre)
well...I cried. A lot.

When we moved his body I cried. Aerith and I couldn't do it. Nayone ended up being the one. I thank the gods for her and for her strength. She was brave where we were weak. She means so much to us.

When I saw his dishes on the floor, i cried. I couldn't bear to have them there any longer so I started washing them. I washed them through my tears. Now i'm not sure if it would be better to have them out or to keep them in the closet.

I cried in the mall, walking around k-mart. It hurts so much. I miss him.

We took him to the vet. They are going to cremate him so we can have the ashes. They were really nice to us.

We went to the mall to get our mind off things. Ended up seeing LotR:Fellowship again. I still cried with the orcs were pulling down the trees at Isengard. I feel for the Ents. The Two Towers preview looks really nice.

Thank you to everyone for all of your love and support. It means a great deal to us.

X-mas day

Dec. 25th, 2001 12:42 pm
athene: (Default)
well, i got a lot more stuff than i thought i would, which is really really nice.

what i got:

  • all the Anne Bishop books
  • flannel sheets
  • How to Knit book
  • black wool
  • lots of CANDY in my stocking (which also had dental floss and toothpaste *G*)
  • a travel chess set
  • and a Wilton cake decorating book from the year i was born!


from my sister i got this really really cool corset top that zips up with long mesh sleeves, black of couse. it is so awesome. i have the best sister in the world!!!!!!!! I can't wait to wear it out somewhere!

I gave my mother two aromatheripy candles and a candle holder. my sister got from me a tee-shirt from Hot Topic and some postcards for her dorm wall, including the "Parental Advisory, expilcit lyrics" :)

We were going to go out to see Harry Potter, but the theatre that said it was open wasn't. so now my "bro" who is no longer a Blue-Skunk, and Aerith are cleaning the kitchen and making food while i am online and Cim is sleeping on the couch. talk about reversing gender rolls :)

Talked to Aerith's family on the phone. His nephew really liked the scarf that I made for him and the copy of The Hobbit that we bought for him. YAY!!!!

Well, i should go now and help the guys clean or something.

I think that it is turning out to be a very good X-mas!

Mabon

Sep. 23rd, 2001 11:47 am
athene: (Default)
Last night was the Mabon ritual. It was really amazing! We have such a good group of people in ASP this year. Hurray! We raised a lot of really strong energy for healing and clarity. I sent some to my mother. I hope she is doing better. I love the way communal eating helps to build community. ok, that sounds sort of silly, but it's true. I hope passing some sort of food around the circle for everyone to share happens at every ritual. It strenghtens our bonds to each other.

After the ritual, a bunch of us who were on ritual crack jumped into the fountain with the lady. hehehe. Then those who had been working w/energy for longer that a lot of us and who weren't in the fountain started singing and that really helped in grounding us. but i still was a little weird when i came back to my house.

Aerith said I stunk when we were lying on the couch watching Shakespear in Love. hehehe. but then i took a shower.

TMI about sex and the divine )

Grandpa

Aug. 27th, 2001 03:22 pm
athene: (Default)
yesterday was grandpa's birthday. he turned 89. we made him a playboy bunny cake :) and had chinese food. it was fun. Little Joe is sooo cute sometimes, espcially his "I'm the boss" contest with Z-dude. I am glad that the whole family came in town. Little Joe and Cuz J and I went running around outside in the rain. I love the rain.

Z-dude left and went off to college. Cimmy is really sad. She's not going to get to see him for a while. Poor thing, but she's keeping busy packing and stuff. I think some friends just came over.

we went to the quarter with Cuz J today. She's awesome. I went into Esoterica to say hi to Mimi for Buffie. I feel glad that i did that, but the NRG in the store was really weird. Then we met up with aunt and uncle, cuz s and little joe at Virgin Megastore.

Cim and I caught the bus back. Hurray for the erract N.O. bus system!!

oh, saw Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. Such a funny movie. But what really surprised me was the difference in styles of the people in New Orleans vs. those in the Valley. it was very strange.

Part of me wishes that I was in NoHo, b/c then i could have gone to the MeatFest and to Chickadee's sleep-over and to the "All-Important" vote at Haven. but i am glad to be home and i am excited about going to NYC and seeing rocky (hopefully).
athene: (Default)
there's a new harry potter trailer online at www.harrypotter.com.

It looks really good! the more i see it, the more excited i am about the movie. i just hope it's as good as the books (even though it probably won't be)

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