gwendolyngrace: (ASOIAF)
I meet interesting people.

I find that what people are reading makes a *great* conversation starter. I see more people on the T reading GRRM nowadays, but I still see tonnes of people reading HP, and it's always an easy opening line.

Sometimes the universe steps in to make the weirdnesses work some pretty amazing magic, though.

- At the airport the weekend I flew to Pittsburgh, I couldn't find a seat at my gate where I could charge my phone. So I went a gate down, and someone sat across from me and pulled out reading "A Game of Thrones" and she was also wearing shoes that looked almost like ghillies. We started talking... [livejournal.com profile] elements, turns out she went to college with you!

- This afternoon I missed my train and had to wait for the next. But once it came, I got on and I saw one woman reading "A Storm of Swords" and we only barely spoke. But then I heard some college kids talking about HP - well, fangirling Dan Radcliffe and talking about characters (Ginny, etc.), and I dug out an Ascendio card. At least one of them is a Communications major and is a huge HP fan and I apparently "Made her Year" because she did not know what HP conventions existed. And I recommended she talk to her advisor about getting credit for going - and also that she check out the CFP since a proposal that gets accepted would look good on her post-college resume.

- Last night, slightly different situation, but I was at a Weird-Ass Joe's in Acton (the only restaurant, apparently, on 27 in Acton), and I drove up and down looking for something a little less expensive. But by the time I decided Joe's was my only option, didn't have time to do anything but sit at the bar. Another woman came in around the same time and asked if the seat next to me was free, which it was. I then asked her (after ordering) if she would mind watching my stuff while I went back to the car, because I'd forgotten my script to read during dinner. Well, as a result, we struck up a conversation. She's a trademark and IP lawyer who lives in Lowell and she's a hockey fan.... We had a great conversation that made both our meals much more pleasant. But if I hadn't spent a few minutes looking for the (non-existent) Friendly's I wouldn't have met her.


Weird, random, awesome encounters.


Oh, and WHY does the NHLN lose its feed every hour on the hour? Cut out - no lie - 42 seconds before the end of the game! (We won anyway.)
gwendolyngrace: (Froda's Remus)
That makes you think your hobby isn't all that wacked, after all? And maybe you and your friends really are smarter than the average bear?

Project Runway Message Boards. That's all I'm saying.


"Scrooge and Marley" is over, wah/yay. Time to pick up the pieces of all the other projects still pending. "Wizard of Oz" is cast, rehearsals start up right after New Year's. Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (selected) in Wellesley. My car will hate me again for making it consume mass quantities of gas. Living 10 minutes from the Arlington theatre spoiled me. I predict my Ramen consumption will rise.


I have to figure out how to watch Daily Show and Colbert Report and still get to bed by 11:15. Because dude, consistently losing a full hour from my normal sleep routine is just not going to work on a sustained basis.


I'm going to Yule this weekend, then Rochester for Christmas, returning to Boston for New Year's, then back to Rochester/Buffalo for AE 12th Night. I'd like to go to EK 12th Night in Settmour Swamp, but I'm having trouble finding anyone with crash space/hotel plans I can share. Hoping to network this weekend.


Oh, I guess the other big news (except it's not) is that we had a boiler explosion at work yesterday - no injuries, just knocked out heat and hot water for a few hours - and we had to activate the hospital disaster plan to transfer critical patients to other facilities until work crews could bring one of the boilers back online. I felt bad for people who had to stay when I was willing to do so, but was released to go home. It's not that I'm a crisis junkie, but I certainly could have helped had there been anything assigned to me. Instead other people wound up staying until 8 or 9 to do it all. Oh, well. I'm also not upset that I got to go home and do laundry, so whatever.


Sudoku is eating my brain. I can feel the brain cells dying. On the other hand, according to that quiz site place that's just a front for a dating site, I'm a genius. I always knew it. (I'm also a male, sexually speaking. I knew that too.)


Right. Well, this is entirely random. On the other hand, lunch has arrived, so time to eat!

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