2012, a thursday
Up early to finish packing, tried to update the iPad and something went wrong and it got wiped. So much for putting all those tv shows and magazines on it! Mo took me to the bus stop and although I had to wait over an hour to check in, everything was going ok. Flight delayed 2 hours, then put back on time. Ahead of schedule, decided to get some Panda Express before I went through security. Dad called and said the blizzard was so bad the roads were being closed so I’d have to spend the night in Cedar Rapids. No problem, hung up, checked my flight status for the hell of it and my flight was cancelled. Back to the ticket counter to stand in line for an hour and a half to get rebooked. On the phone with Frontier at the same time and got through faster with them although I was still on hold for 45 minutes. Got miraculously rebooked for tomorrow night (not getting in until almost midnight but most people couldn’t get rebooked at ALL so felt very lucky). Then spent over two hours waiting for my luggage to be sent up from the luggage pit or whereever. Barely made it to the bus, Ian picked me up and we got Taco Bell and watched ‘Amish Mafia’. Almost made up for the exhausting day. On the bright side, I was able to reload the iPad.
2011, a tuesday
Spent all day making cookies with Mom (and a French coconut pie for Grandma and me). Took a break for lunch then kept baking until dinnertime (photos here). Watched ‘Love Actually’ (part of it anyway – fell asleep for the middle bit).
2010, a monday
yoga, started working on transferring info from mom’s old imac to her new macbook and migrating her email to imap. finished mike carey’s ‘the devil you know’ which I LOVED. happy to find out there are four more books in the series! made dinner with mom; introduced the parents to quinoa. bailey’s, 2-hour ‘castle’ repeat episode. stayed up to see the lunar eclipse, thwarted by heavy cloud cover. :(
update: I posted someone’s time-lapse of the eclipse here.
2009, a sunday
got up and hustled to get ready and out before our check-out time. had lunch at jj’s boulangerie in paris then went up the eiffel tower to watch the bellagio fountain show. took some photos in front of the paris fountain then hit the road. on the way back to LA, elaine and i stopped at the target in pasadena to check out the new rodarte collection. elaine dropped me off, and i promptly realized there was no way i was going to make it to this party tonight, so instead am going to eat and go to bed; i have an early morning tomorrow before i fly to chicago in the afternoon.