adelagia: (pixar | dug lolling)
Vancouver/Richmond road trip! That's right, we did it again. Though the Canadian dollar is recovering, the exchange rate still works out quite nicely in our favor. [livejournal.com profile] sarea_okelani and I went up first, and then we were joined by [livejournal.com profile] slitherhither a couple of days later. Whooo!

DAY 1: YOLOing is overrated

We left around 8:45 in the AM to make it in time for lunch in Richmond with a 6-hour road trip playlist Sarea had put together the night before (mostly K-pop) that would last us both there and back.

Sarea: Since each song will probably play only once we'll really have to appreciate it when each one plays.
Adelagia: So this trip will be made in total silence!


Action! Adventure! Other stuff! )
adelagia: (AD | question)
Local adventuring ahoy! (Or, How We Grudgingly Escaped a Room and Ruined Other People's Dinners)

FEDERAL WAY EDITION )

LYNNWOOD EDITION )

adelagia: (mst3k | we like it)
Some months ago, [livejournal.com profile] sarea_okelani and I decided that we were going to start a series of YOLO dinners (within reason). Last month we did Tom Douglas's Dumpling Fest (various stations of dumpling samples from all sorts of local chefs/restaurants) and this past weekend, we went to Staple & Fancy for their tasting menu at $55/person -- 4 courses of appetizers, pasta, protein, and dessert.

It was a lot like Toro Bravo all over again (that time we went to Portland and broke our stomachs); clearly we are not good at remembering lessons we learned -- but at least this time we could take our leftovers home instead of being forced to stuff ourselves up to our eyeballs.

Here are the things we shoved in our pieholes )

In other recollections, as I have obviously not been good about keeping a record of things I've been up to, [livejournal.com profile] accordingtomel came to visit a few weeks ago, during the first weekend of March. We attended the Emerald City Comic-con on the Friday and Saturday, though this year I wasn't feeling too enthused about the overall offering of guests/panels. The ones we did attend were a panel with the cast of Animaniacs, Twisted Toonz: Return of the Jedi (voice actors read out scenes from the movie in different voices), and Millie Bobby Brown from Stranger Things.

The absolute best one was Twisted Toonz, which hadn't even been on our radar prior to Friday because on the online schedule it didn't list who was even going to be there, but it turned out to be four of the Animaniacs cast (Tress Macneille, Jess Harnell, Rob Paulsen, and Maurice Lamarche), Jim Cummings, and Troy Baker. It was hysterical hearing lines from Star Wars read out in the voices of characters from cartoons and pop culture, like Animaniacs, Mom and Hedonism Bot from Futurama, Carl from Jimmy Neutron, Aaron Neville, Tigger, Darkwing Duck, the crazy cat lady from The Simpsons, Alan Rickman, Richard Pryor, Jeff Goldblum... Oh man, there were so many and they were all awesome. But the one that stuck with me the most was Winnie the Pooh (Jim Cummings) -- oh my god, there is something downright magical about hearing that fussy little voice in real life. It was so sweet, I nearly cried. "Oh, bother." Gah. *clutches heart*

We also did the Prison escape room at Flee Escape with Sarea and [livejournal.com profile] slitherhither, which was excellent fun. We were initially divided into two separate jail cells and had to work together to free ourselves from our respective cells. I think we all really enjoyed this one; the puzzles were all pretty logical and it was one of those where, for the most part, you could do things in tandem so it wasn't like if one person was solving something, everybody else had to just stand there and wait around. It was Mel's first time doing an escape room, and after it was over she immediately wanted to do another one. I knew there was a reason we're friends!
adelagia: (pixar | dory)
Our intrepid Portland adventures continue! Here's PART I in case you missed the massive amounts of food we crammed down our gullets the first two days.




So. Much. Food. )

adelagia: (Default)
Get ready for food porn, friends; [profile] sarea_okelani, [personal profile] slitherhither, and I just got back last weekend from eating all the things in Portland. On this trip, we discovered that, contrary to popular belief, our stomachs are not limitless chasms. Portland totally broke us, and we still have yet to fully recover. As Sarea noted, it feels like my stomach has a bandage on and is just limping along with a little crutch. But let's start at the beginning, which, as you may recall, is a very good place to start.


With thanks to Sarea for coding all the pictures for me... )


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Sep. 1st, 2012 10:01 pm
adelagia: (dw | eleven up)
Thank you to my lovely [livejournal.com profile] cosmo_jenny for the LJ v-gift! :*

How did I completely miss the fact that Doctor Who is back today? You have failed me, internet! The consequences will be... dire.

*flail*

Dec. 7th, 2010 10:35 am
adelagia: (mst3k | danger small talk)
Hiii, everybody! I am back from hanging out with [livejournal.com profile] accordingtomel. We clocked many, many hours of television, avoided the outdoors, played nerdy games, ate a lot, had a two-woman Merlin finale party, and squeed/ranted/laughed until it hurt. To sum up: it was awesome.

Merlin finale talk; wee spoilers )

Relatedly, Julian Murphy has made himself out to be a sexist, awful, ignorant man. I fart in your general direction, sir. Pathetic.

Unrelatedly, many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] elle_blessing for the lovely v-gift! *hugs*

Tradition dictates that I get sick every time I get back after a trip, so naturally I am now having to blow my nose every five minutes. Still, better now than during the visit, eh? How have you all been? I haven't been able to check the f-list diligently, so if you have exciting things to share, point me in the right direction!


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