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Nearly midnight... Peter and I are in for the evening. Earlier we sent [ profile] trid and [ profile] christalblu on their way (to Spain) at the train station (Orient -- I went because I wanted to photograph the amazing, beautiful, Calatrava design). :D Early flight in the morning (around 7am); taxi is scheduled to pick us up at 5:30am. I would crash now, but my feet ache soso much, so I'm sitting in a warm bath for a little while before sleeping a few hours. ;)

It's supposed to be snowing in Chicago and Milwaukee when we get back. We're hoping our flight into O'Hare isn't cancelled or delayed too much. Wish us luck!

Home soon. Photos and stories to follow...

geek. ^_^

P.S. Bathtime over... 4 hours of sleep until the flights home. Lisbon is nice. We definitely didn't get enough time to do everything (not even the place listed in the entry earlier) this city has to offer. We plan on coming back some time, for sure. :D But the goths did storm the castle (do Jorge) today, and in our attempt to get to the port place, Peter was offered hash again... just outside the Hard Rock Cafe. Kat and I (and Peter) are sure that it was an undercover policia. As I said... more later, but now, sleep.
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Resized and uploaded photos three or so weekends ago, and today.

2008-07-31 to 2008-08-07 Brazil
2008-07-31 to 2008-08-07 Brazil

189 photos uploaded, arranged on 11 pages. Nothing too exciting in these pics... we were there to visit Debora (who stayed with my family as a house guest when I was in high school) and her family prior to Debora's wedding; July 31, 2008 through August 7, 2008. (There are other photos from my parents' camera, but I haven't resized or added them to this folder yet...)

Next Brazil trip will be more exciting for the viewers at home, I am sure. :}

For the curious and/or bored, the few photos I have from my previous trip (snapped on a point and shoot film camera) are located here; these will be moved to Zenphoto some day.

Also uploaded, just now, are photos from Peter and my visit to the Milwaukee Public Museum on Monday to see the corpse flower:
2008-11-10 Titan Arum at MPM :: 21 photos

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2 hours until the airport shuttle picks us up!

Also... SocialMedian went into public beta today. I'm there (since alpha), but don't expect any action while I'm away on vacation. ;) Twitter updates are currently not being sent to my phone even... not until we are back in the states.

See some of you at C14!

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As I am trying to get a few weekendy things out of the way right now (laundry, clean pet cage/litter boxes, etc.) so that I can pack for and enjoy Toronto... I am reminded of a couple neat links a few LJ friends posted lately.

[ profile] kumimonster found Dopplr -- if you travel a lot, or just want to know where I am, sign up and add me. :D

Also, this site -- -- rules, thanks [ profile] pahana!

Off to more productive things...

Edited to add... Oh, quick edit. Anyone in Toronto who wants to meet up -- we'll be hanging out at Ciro's House of Imported Bier around 8pm (on Friday) for beer and food. Join us if ye like! :D

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Clicky the images to go to the full photo album...

Winter and Cora's ([ profile] cchan8) Wedding
Winter and Cora's wedding

Peter previously put up the photos from kaiseki. They can be seen at the following gallery:
Sushi Taro kaiseki

Comments/meta-data to be added later... dinner now.


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Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007
* Ate sushi at HaNa's on Broadway
* Went to Shorty's
* Walked over to the Needle to check out what (pinball) tables were in the arcade there
* Took the bus back to downtown
* Quick stop in the drug store for essentials, stopped in Apocalypse to see if I could get pierced (unsuccessful)
* Back to Doug and Spencer's to relax (pizza for dinner and a game of Munchkin Cthulhu)

Wednesday, May 23, 2007
* Went to Borseno's Barber Shop in the U District to have [ profile] imflying do my hair (cut, colored, extensions)
* Ate at Ruzhen Mongolian Grill
* Wondered around... stopping at Gargoyles and Zanadu
* Took bus to Apocalypse Tattoo and Piercing to have my ears repierced (pierced at 10 gauge)... I actually tried to do it yesterday, but tools were dirty and I scheduled for today :D (One ear is being a bitch... bleeding and bothering me, while the other is completely unnoticeable. Bah.)
* Errands: got quarters for laundry, Q-tips for ear cleanin', noodles and sauce for dinner...

Photos of hair and (a really poor quality photo of) earrings under the cut )

More photos of the side and back and stuff will likely be posted later. No matter what, I'll be sending 'em Anna's way later...

Tomorrow we take the train to Portland for C13. :D Kegger Contingent represent!

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Too lazy for a long post, but here is what we've done so far...

Sunday, May 20, 2007
* Got into Seattle on train ~20 minutes early -- sometime around 10am-ish
* Hitched a taxi ride to [ profile] djeternaldarkness and [ profile] haate's place
* Relaxed for a bit, then headed out to the Seattle Cheese Festival
* It got drippy
* Saw Ann Koi
* Ate at Pike Place Chowder
* Drank a couple beers at The Pike Pub & Brewery

Monday, May 21, 2007 (me b-day)
* Ate breakfast at Charlie's on Broadway
* Went to the aquarium and saw lots of cute things, including these otters:

* Ate dinner and chatted with [ profile] meathelmet at Blue Nile
* Nabbed a taxi and returned to Doug and Spencer's
* Gave Obsidian. the polydactyl kitty (with 6 toes on one front paw and 7 on the other), pettins. See kiii~:

Sleep soon...

geek. ^_^


May. 17th, 2007 07:30 pm
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woo! Packing as soon as the laundry dries. (Working tomorrow morning and getting a ride from work to the train station.) Train leaves late afternoon/early evening tomorrow! So *squee*!

Suggest places to visit in Seattle and Portland, please! Also let me know if you are able to/interested in hanging out.

Time to turn on the dryer for another cycle...

geek. ^_^


Jan. 16th, 2007 08:32 pm
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Today, in review
* "Early Bird" tour of Alcatraz from Pier 33
* Walked to North Beach / Little Italy and ate at Panta Rei Cafe Restaurant (better than the crappy flash site would lead you to believe; the food was our best overall meal so far~ not that there will be too many more to fight for that title)
* Walked to Broadway and snapped a few photos; hopped on the 15 to ride the F (was on the Milan, Italy tram) until its endpoint in the Castro
* Strolled down Castro; spent some time in a comic store
* Took the F (LA, CA two-tone yellow Streamliner PCC) to Van Ness and then a 47 back to our stop where we could stumble to the hotel
* Enjoyed yet another hot bath :D (<3 baths; feet <3 'em too)

We might go out again tonight, but not sure yet. Horizontalness is always relaxing. :}

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Yesterday we did what was in the "plans" of previous post as well as spent time in the Japanese tea garden.

Today we went on a touristy tourist bus trip, and then spent some time at the aquarium. More detail of our day later because I don't feel like typing now.

[ 34 sec. | 011507-moonjellies.avi (10.8MB) ]
Keep sound off or be warned of random idiot tourist noises while I tried to nab a video of the pretty moon jellies.

Heading out to Hemlock Tavern soonish... after we spend a little more time horizontal. :}

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* (As expected) spent a lot of real-life PoE in Japantown (teesa was in a candy store... literally!)
* Snapped photos and enjoyed b33r and sass-age with ferret and kiii~ =^.^=
* Bathed achey muscles some more; chilled with b33r and me LJ FL in the hotel room

Plans for Today
* Hang out with [ profile] kest on Haight - Ashbury; eat at Massawa :}

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Friday, in short
* Slept in/lounged around until 10 a.m.ish, and went on the hunt for 7-day MUNI passport
* Stopped at nearest small market; purchased coffee, but they were out of passports and sent us 4-5 blocks to a Walgreen's
* Spied a cute, gray keeton in a window; got out camera to snap a photo, but kitty left window after noticing being noticed and therefore no photo (will keep eye on window if we pass again ^_~)
* Arrived at Walgreen's; chugged remaining coffee; purchased gifty for [ profile] casino_queen and a few other things, but they were also out of passports (at least the 7-day ones) and sent us to the ticket booth at Powell and Market
* Snapped photos of cable cars and things along the way; successfully purchased passports; and started the walk back to get breakfast/lunch
* Stopped at a delicious Thai noodle shop at 110 Powell St. ("Bangkok noodles & thai B.B.Q.); smelled so yummy inside; enjoyed tasty Guay Teaw Pad Ki-Maw; [ profile] hellsop mentioned wanting to pick this place up and carrying it home with him; began walk back to hotel
* Picked up a few more things forgotten when we previously stopped at Walgreen's
* Mailed off gifty for [ profile] casino_queen
* Pit-stop at hotel to grab a sweater, hat, and gloves knowing that we would be out until evening
* Walked (limped, gimped, whined due to blister on one heel) to Japantown
* Shopped [purchased yummy mushi (steamed wheat) cakes, including the maccha one I enjoyed with my coffee this morning -- want more!, DVDs, small gifty for another person, a cozy Badtz pillow, and some other things], snapped photos
* Caught a few buses to get to the BART
* Took BART to West Oakland stop to meet with [ profile] kest, but while waiting discovered that Peter's phone was back on central time (probably from when he last used it as a modem to connect to teh internets with his laptop -- I'm using the wired connection), and that we had two hours until we were supposed to meet; decided to take the BART back a stop since there isn't anything at the West Oakland one to occupy ones time
* Wandered around near the Embarcadero stop in an attempt to find a place to eat; lots of big, expensive stores and not much interesting; walked through some of the outdoor mall(s), which was almost like walking in a wind tunnel; found and ate at Pho Hua; tried not to laugh too loud at the lady who came in and said she didn't want to eat the fatty flank (probably because it has the word "fatty" in it :p), tripe, tendon (her spawnling asked about something on the menu and the lady said "I don't want that, that's muscle.")... uhh... "is there just something that is meat?" "meatball and steak" "is that meat?"
* Hopped back on the BART to West Oakland; got stuck under the bay for an extra 15 minutes (they had to turn off power and such to get some "damaged cover boards" off the tracks) -- since we were under the bay, no one had cell coverage and no one could inform friends or family about the delay; kid in front of us tells us "mom's not going to believe me" and eventually he snaps a couple photos of the lights half turned off with his cell and records audio of one of the announcements; someone in front of us who was on his way to the airport ends up playing a one-on-one DS game with someone he didn't previously know across the seat from him; I lament my leaving my DS in the hotel safe since I didn't expect to have time to play it, but end up reading a book Peter purchased in Japantown
* Got to West Oakland and met up [ profile] kest (erm, I think I just changed tense somewhere up above...); stopped at Lucky Ju Ju for some fun; toured [ profile] kest's place and met her kiii~
* Took BART back; waiting too long for a bus; got back to hotel; passed the fuck out

* Woke up late; bathed my achey muscles (feeling oogy, might be slightly sick, but I'm going to have fun, dammit!); about to leave for Japantown (haven't had enough time/spent enough money there yet ^_~)
* Eating with [ profile] japolo and [ profile] chimeraefae at Schroeder's German Restaurant

Okay... Japantown time! See ye'll later!

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