I know the Christmas angst thing. One year, 93/94?, I was in Auckland and I had to stay over a couple of days extra meaning I had to reschedule my flight home the week before Christmas. Nothing available of course and two small kids and wife in TO. I was at Auckland airport on standby for two whole days before something opened up.
Ugh, sleeping in the airport. My sympathies. The bloke has thus far managed to avoid that, although I'm not sure that trying to sleep on a transatlantic flight with United is much better.
I booked into one of the airport hotels. It's not like planes leave Auckland for LA every five minutes.
Thank you! I feel like this is the most me self-portrait I've ever taken, and it's odd because I'm dressed as somebody else.
Yay! Thank you. So do I, and I'm not ashamed to say it.
GOOD! Feeling proud of a photo of yourself or one you took or BOTH is a wonderful feeling.
Since I'm in SF and all ... can I help?
That's very kind of you, thank you, but unnecessary now. He's in Brussels, waiting to get on a coach to London, so I think he's almost home. Fingers crossed.
Brussels - an essential but dismaying part of Christmas. Mostly though, we just push them round the plate rather than actually going there. Blech.
That's 'blech' to the sprouts, not the place. Never been there. Was massively put off that idea years ago when I started planning aromantic weekend in Paris for my then fiancée, only to be met with the response 'uh, I've been to Paris, can't we go to Brussels? I haven't been there.' Missing the point there, I think.
Oh and I absolutely love this picture. ALthough I think we ought to be able to buy little mannequins or action-figures thereof. Because that would just top the geekness right off... :)
Hee. Thank you.
I think we should take a group trip to Brussels and drink lots of beer to banish that particular memory.
I'm loving all of these photos that you're finally posting!
And I love Abby, although she also has bangs and tattoos that you don't have. BUT that being said, I totally got this one as soon as I saw it!
Yes, I didn't have a fringe to hand. I may have to acquire a clip-on one to add to my assortment of wigs. :)
Love it! So glad the bloke is *almost* home xx
Thanks! He's here. *dances* Still exhausted & his sleep schedule is all messed up, but he made it.
Effing A. LOVE IT. Totally recognized your character, too. \o/
W00t! She's excellent. V distinctive. :)
He's made it home, thankfully! His sleep schedule is still messed up and he's exhausted, but he's here. :)
Very good, its missing the mega carton of PowerCaff though :). Do you have a close up of that chocker, I'm struggling to make it out, all I can see are two blue half yo-yos.
May I also wish you the bloke and the boys a wonderful Christmas and I look forward to the remaining 39/52 next year:)
I don't have a close-up of the choker - I'll have to take a photo of it on its own.
Thank you for the Christmas wishes, and the same you to you, HL & Chester! BTW, I did 10/52 in honour of the Hugh Whitemore play you sent me, but I neglect to post it to LJ. You can view it here.
You're waaay cuter than Abby! Are those colored contacts? Or did you photoshop your eyes?
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It's Photoshop. I think I want a pair of light green coloured contacts now, though! I want to wear this for Halloween.
very nice. the world needs more perkygoth scientists. (though i suppose doing an educational outreach event dressed like that might not be compatible with maintaining a professional demeanor)
hope the bloke reaches home swiftly and safely.
It might be fun to do at least one dressed like Abby. I might do it at the next science fair I judge. :D
He's back! Still recuperating - his sleep schedule is all messed up.
I'm wearing that same shirt as I type. It was also a birthday gift. That's where the parallels end though. It's from swerve not becala. It would have been weird getting a birthday present form someone I don't know.
In any event, the important thing is it's a kick ass shirt.
It's a fun one to wear to work. Always gets a lot of comments. I don't think I've run across anyone who doesn't immediately recognise it!