Yes, indeed - I'm still live (as those whose LJs I occasionally commented on know)! Boy, I think the only times in the last two years when I was silent for so long were during trips to other countries... *blush* Sorry for disappearing - I wasn't ignoring you (in general or in particular), just a combination of being busy, not feeling very communicative overall, and lacking the focus to do a proper post. I'll endeavour to catch up on comments etc. over the next couple of days.
Not much news really (at least none that I'd share publically) - so here are a few meanderings of my mind:
I'm basking in the incredibly wonderful summer weather right now. Renovations on the house I'm renting in are coming along nicely - and I really, really
hope that the dark red currently on the window frames and wooden roof beams is the final colour, as it looks very cool! Will be glad when they're finished though, as I want to finally get my plants from Mum's and put them on the balcony!
So I hear Dom AND Daniel Dae Kim (among other Lost
cast members) will be in the UK next week doing press?! So near and yet so far... Oh and of course Lij will be at LFCC - have a great time, those of you going! And sorry for those who wanted to see him at ELF - I hope you'll get another occasion, and that you'll have a good time with your friends anyway! *hugs and fingers crossed*
I recently saw the trailer for The Mistress of Spices
, which I own as a book. Now it's been quite a while since I last read it, but I seem to remember that ( cut for possible spoilers )
I must say if they changed this, that doesn't really endear the movie to me... though it does look luscious otherwise. Not like it will make any difference, as it seems it won't come anywhere near here anyway, and I don't have any big city trips planned in the near future. Will see about getting the DVD after I heard/saw more.
Speaking of DVDs - another version of the LOTR trilogy
, eh? Of course we all know that I won't be able to resist the 300 minutes of behind-the-scenes material by Costa Botes... the first one of which was shown at a NZ film festival a couple of years ago. I am thinking about cancelling my order for the 12" Aragorn by Sideshow though - to curb my spendings, but also a bit in protest against the lack of quality (aka lookalikeability - there, I coined a new word!) in their 12" and Premium Figures series.
Ah yes, spendings - I'll not only go to RingCon
in November *crosses fingers, toes etc. for Elijah not to cancel*, but also to Serenity3
in September. Unfortunately serenitysangel
already has another con close to that date and has met all the Serenity3 guests before, and I don't really know any other Firefly fans, but a friend of hers very kindly agreed to show me the ropes - this is the first "big" con for me. *huggles them both* I'm very excited! This con will also start off a three-week holiday (which I'll dearly need by then - OMGCANTWAIT!!!), of which I'll spend two in the UK. It will probably end with a brief visit to Collectormania 10
together with serenitysangel
. :) Still working on the details, but between these events, my first ever visit to ismenin
and a birthday visit to serenitysangel
and Queen of Evil, there isn't much time left. Am thinking about stopping a day in Glastonbury on the way to Issi though - it's been too long since my last visit to Avalon, and I'm sure even a brief visit will help me recharge my batteries!
I have such an urge to be creative currently - but have so many other things going on too. Ack. I may go back to (relative) silence again soon, just so I can find a little time at least to dive in. At least I've been generally feeling more energetic and rested this last week or so, than I did for a long while before that. See - this little
flower thrives on warm temperatures! :D
And last but not least, from flora to fauna: These news
probably are as fascinating to Dom as they are to me! ;)
Right, work now - more play later. *huggles flist*