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In which I talk about various things because fani requested it.

1. The Wedding

So this has been, admittedly, a long engagement. And the wedding I've been planning in my head may not seem to measure up to the amount of time I've had to plan it. But honestly? The important parts to me are as follows: legality, David, and a party. A church wedding has never been in my spyglass.

For the longest time, before there was a groom, I wanted to get married in the redwoods. The entire wedding party would ride an old-fashioned steam train out to a huge fairy circle of redwoods called "The Cathedral", and I'd come out to marry my guy. Usually in this fantasy, I'm not even wearing shoes. This can actually be done. My uncle works at a tourist railroad called Roaring Camp that's up in the Santa Cruz Mountains, and they totally do this, for a hefty fee.

My wedding plans have shrunk a bit, but they still include redwoods and trains, strangely enough. We'll be married in my parents' backyard, where my dad has a ridiculously awesome garden railroad, and then everyone will tromp over to the nearby park, filled with redwoods, and party for lunch. I think I may get a pinata too.

2. Terry Pratchett

...is my homeboy? Well, no... but he is the reason David and I met, in a way. Both he and I idolize Sir Terry, and wish him all the best. I am thoroughly impressed with his recent work on raising awareness for Alzheimer's, as well as the fact that he has decidedly not dropped off the face of the earth when he learned of the diagnosis.

My favorite character is Rincewind, and I will just have to live with the fact that he is probably never going to show up ever again. Le sigh.

3. Why I have gone off the net for a while

Um... because I forget to log on? Actually, I suppose it's better put that I have been wrestling with weddings and crafts and Comcast. Livejournal has suffered as of late. I promise, I'm back, for a while.

(geez, I need a good camera so I can post all my awesome crafts. And a good sewing machine, so I can do more, but I digress)

4. The American West Coast

Oh yeah, there's probably a few friends on my friends-list that don't know what it's like over here. Hmm... let me see how to sum it up, then. Well, I live in Santa Clara, which is in what is unofficially called "Silicon Valley". We only see snow on the mountains around us. That's it. We're not that far from Tahoe, so there's always some stupid kid that knows how to snowboard, which is honestly a pretty useless skill.

Hmmm... but that doesn't tell you about the West Coast much, does it? I know what will. Highway 1. It's called Pacific Coast Highway for a reason, as it hugs the hills that border the Pacific Ocean all the way along the California coast. It's ridiculously twisty and turny, and I prefer 101, but it's beautiful.

The water along this coast is cold. If you see surfers, they're going to be wearing wetsuits, as the current flows down from Alaska. At about Santa Barbara's latitude, you'll start to see bikinis that are actually wet.

Well, I don't really have much more to say, as I've been to nearly all of the American West Coast, but not nearly anywhere else. I mean, um... we have water. It doesn't usually snow too close to the water, but damn is it cold sometimes. Oh! And we have huge trees. It takes ten people to get around one tree to hug it sometimes.

5. The Avatar Finale

It was great. Perfect. They did everything awesomely.


Yeah, you know that was coming. I honestly loved the finale, and they did so much awesome stuff. That said: I didn't like two things in particular. The magic problem-solving lion-turtle, and the Kataang kiss. They're interrelated. Aang needed to give something up at the end. In my opinion, it should have been Katara. It could have been his nonviolence, but this is a kid's show and I accept that. So it should have been Katara. The magic problem-solving lion-turtle was just MikenBryan's (awesome) excuse for having their protagonist get to have everything in a complex world where even Zuko doesn't end up with everything ("Where is my mother?!?!").

It's just not kosher. I comfort myself with the fact that he's freaking thirteen, and Katara will eventually break up with him, go to teach waterbending at the south pole, and he and Toph will be awesome together and make awesome babies. Maybe Katara will marry Bato (hey, it could happen. Some people ship Toph/Iroh >.<) or one of the other warriors coming home. Someone who doesn't need a mother.

Comment if you'd like to get asked about various subjects like Fani did



( 6 said — Speak )
Feb. 21st, 2009 07:52 pm (UTC)
I'm not very active on LJ either, but I thought I'd drop by to congratulate you on getting married and wish you a happy wedding and a great party.

Your dad has a rail road in his garden? 0.o That's cool!
Feb. 21st, 2009 08:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much! Even with all the dragging of my feet that I'm doing, I think it's turning out lovely.
Feb. 21st, 2009 09:39 pm (UTC)
Re: no. 3

I was expecting something more sinister like you're actually a masquerading superhero.
Feb. 21st, 2009 10:27 pm (UTC)
Oh get real! Just because Comcast is a pseudonym for Corruption man, wedding is another way to say The Weed Whacker and crafts are a euphemism for heinous crimes means that I am fighting for truth, justice and the American way.

GEEZ! Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go get my tights and cape out of the dryer.
Feb. 21st, 2009 10:37 pm (UTC)
^^" ILU
Feb. 21st, 2009 10:53 pm (UTC)
( 6 said — Speak )


I suppose you want to know about me? Tough. I'm an inscrutable enigma, etc etc.


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