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Hellooooo from the east coast

Greetings from the no-longer very snowy wilds of suburban Washington DC, specifically Arlington, VA. By now most of the big blizzard is just giant piles of filthy snow at curbside. Today it was beautiful out - sunny, warm enough for not wearing gloves but cold enough to feel like it recently snowed, and a perfect day for a venture to the Congressional Cemetery, which was beyond my expectations. My camera battery died long before I could finish the pictures I wanted to take, so I was very sad. I guess I'm going to have get myself a second battery -- but I've never run out before, and I don't really know why this one did unless possibly it got turned out at some point during travel.

Unfortunately I slept most of the day away, I was so freaking tired from the air travel. But tomorrow there will be more venturing. Civil war battlefields, terra cotta warriors, Roosevelt Island, and a great deal of other adventures await me this week, plus a day trip to NYC and possibly Baltimore.

Right now, I am hooking Keith on The Middleman. It was not hard. I knew he would love it.

I haven't had enough time to do Yuletide, sadly. But I did just get to read my Madness stocking stuffers, which are all adorable:
Chucks vs. the Choirboy is so cute!
The Passing Lane is sweet bantery White Collar.
A Moment of Clarity is a schweeeet piece of Buckaroo Banzai from Rawhide's POV.

I see people play guessing games all the time and I doubt it would work for me, BUT if anyone wants to try to guess which of my two Yuletide stories are in there, you'll get a ficlet if you guess right.

Hints: They are in wildly different fandoms, about as different as could be; they are both well over 1,000 words, and I have never written before in either one, but have vidded in one.

Talk to you later when I have more time!

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mlyn
Dec. 28th, 2009 02:35 am (UTC)
Glad you're there and enjoying yourself! I hope the flights weren't too heinous.
klia
Dec. 28th, 2009 03:26 am (UTC)
Yay, I'm so glad you're having a good time! I don't know why I had it in my head that Keith lived in NY. *looks askance at self*

About the camera battery: my ex always said that using a battery-operated device outside in cold weather drained the battery quicker than usual, so that could be why.
gwyn_r
Jan. 4th, 2010 07:38 pm (UTC)
That battery thing would make sense -- when I was using it at the Mall on NY's, there was a seriously cold wind, and I had to start turning it off to rest quite a bit in between taking pics of the WWII memorial. Do you think you might be interested in those pics? I"m not a very good photog and all I have is a little point and shoot, but I know you're interested in it, and I could send them along if you want. I guess I should get some kind of web photo account or something.
klia
Jan. 4th, 2010 08:31 pm (UTC)
Yes, I'd love to see your pics! movies_michelle, talking_sock, and I are on Flikr (mine is a free account).
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