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New Year Adventures

Already the new year has brought many new things! Namely, Skype (I know, I know, I'm bloody late on this one), and the wonder that is tailors!

Yes, I've never been to a tailor before yesterday, but I had some pants--well, all of my pants, really--that were too damn long. Since they are dress pants, and since I am now sitting in an airport to fly halfway around the world to impress some people, I thought maybe I shouldn't trip over my own damn pants. So I took two pairs in to be shortened and lo and behold! It was easy! It was cheap! And now I have pants that fit! Holy cow! It is WONDERFUL! When I get back in town I am going to take ALL of my pants to them for alterations. Think of it! No more rolling up all my jeans! No more gappy-ass syndrome! This is truly wonderful.

Skype! It took all of 5 minutes to install and learn, and then Antoine and I are having our first video call! This was my first video call ever (from the study to the bedroom). And what do we do with it? Promptly grab the cat and shove his face up to the camera. Ah web cam. Actually it's pretty fun when someone walks around with the laptop. This was to prepare us for this trip to Spain, and other longer trips in the future. Then I called Mom and taught her to do it too, so now we're one big Skyping family, and I can see Oz on occasion. Awesomeness!

I am now waiting for stage one of a four stage journey. ABQ to Fort Worth, Fort Worth to London Heathrow, Heathrow to Madrid, and then taking a train from Madrid to Valencia (and then I guess walking to the hostel). This is somewhat easier than driving to Portland, training to Seattle, busing to Vancouver, flying to Toronto and then Madrid, training to Valencia and then training to that tiny town that dropped me off in an empty field by a gravel road in the middle of the night. Yes, this is much better than that, except I don't get to hang out with Jade :(

Whoops, we're boarding. Time to buy some red vines!


( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 6th, 2010 12:24 am (UTC)
Happy travels! I have yet to wander into the world of Skype, maybe I should give it a try... might be cool to actually be able to see my family when I talk to them.
And tailors.. hm... another good thing to try :)
Jan. 8th, 2010 02:20 pm (UTC)
My mom thinks Skype is the greatest thing ever now. The video representation isn't the most flattering, but it's pretty fun.
Jan. 6th, 2010 09:39 am (UTC)
Easier? Perhaps. Adventurous? Not at all. I want scantily clad ladies and bad Mexican* in SLC, dangit!

Have a safe and wonderful trip! Feel free to Skype me sometime since I'm awake at odd hours: jadieladie.

*Okay, not really.
Jan. 8th, 2010 02:19 pm (UTC)
The Mexican was not really bad, or you don't really want it?
Jan. 8th, 2010 02:43 pm (UTC)
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