elleflies: (DW: Cybermen Bullshit)
I am slowly but surely talking myself into leaving my job. I have to FIND another job first but at least I'm putting together a resume.

I may be getting sick again... which is just another mark against my current job. It runs me down too much. I am constantly exhausted from flying and would love to live in a world where jetlag is a distant memory. If I really am getting sick, this is the THIRD time this year when I normally only come down with a mild cold about once a year. Ugh.

There are upsides to my current job... not many, but a few.

Such as my last flight... the most gorgeous man I have ever laid eyes on was a passenger on that flight. Every time he walked through the galley he left swooning flight attendants, both male and female, in his wake. Even one of our pilots, who as far as I know is very straight, as he was walking to the back of the plane did a double take over this man's beauty.

He was also a Marine. OF COURSE HE WAS. They are always the prettiest.

I don't know what it is about the Marine Corp but they always have the best looking troops. (If you want good looking military guys Recon Marines and Army Special Forces are the best places to look. Also... the French military. Good God it's like the French have a hotness quota they need to fill.)

On a more shallow note... does anyone know why there are no Rory action figures? I've been hoping they'd come out with one since there are a gazillion Amys and Elevens but there seems to be no Rory on the horizon... My Doctor Who action figure collection is bereft without him.

You'd think they'd get on that... Hell, you can buy a goo pod filled with DISMEMBERED BITS OF THE DOCTOR, but no Rory.

Secondly... Who comes up with these ideas? Collect dismembered bits of the Doctor? WHAT?
So... That show I love aired tonight.

I took time off work (what a saga that's been. They've called me twice - today and yesterday trying to get me to work and both time's I've not picked up. I'm out of town and on my off days. LEAVE ME ALONE. Plus, Boston with [livejournal.com profile] jigglykat.)

Boston, [livejournal.com profile] jigglykat and the Doctor Who premiere. I'VE HAD A REALLY GOOD WEEKEND - We've sat on her couch and engaged in the fangirl flappy hands dance many times (We've also watched The Romans and The Time Warrior so it's been a Who-ish kind of weekend)

Thoughts on The Impossible Astronaut. )
I've been listening to the Eighth Doctor Big Finish Audios - in order, as they're actually following arcs and referencing previous audio's and I finally got to Zagreus and Scherzo.

Now, Zagreus was trippy good fun, but I'm still not sure what the fuck was going on with Scherzo. It was good. I think. Well, as far as I can tell. It was just very strange. There, that's it - it was very strange.

Mainly, I just came away from Scherzo with the desire to sit Rob Shearman down and give him a good long talk about how drugs are bad and how one shouldn't write under their influence.

Cut for more ramblings about a Big Finish Audio most of my flist has probably NEVER even heard of )
My last trip was truly terrible. After a truly hellish two day stay in Maine we made it to Kansas City and were supposed to jump on a Delta flight to New York. Except they canceled it. So we got tickets for an American Airlines flight. Except they had a mechanical problem and had to wait for a part. So we got tickets for a Continental flight. Except they got a three hour ATC delay.

All told we got back to NYC at 10pm. We were supposed to get back at 3pm if there hadn't been so many problems. I ended up staying up over 24 hours and by the end of that day had a bit of a tickle in my throat. It's since bloomed into a full blown cold.

This is the second time I've been sick this year. IT'S NOT FAIR. I usually get sick once a year, not twice in a barely three month period. Then again, almost everyone I know is sick, so my chances of staying healthy were slim to begin with.

Hopefully I can medicate this thing to hell and back and be feeling better by the time I get to Maui. THAT'S RIGHT: two layovers in Maui. So of course I have to be sick because I'm not allowed nice things.

Right now I'm stuck in Canada where everyone has been extremely polite. It's like there's a stereotype or something! Even the customs and immigrations people were nice. That just... DOES NOT HAPPEN. I've never met friendly customs and immigrations people. One of them even apologized for the weather. Oh Canada, WHY SO NICE?

I got pulled out to go through a further customs and immigration check where they apparently access your records to see if you've got any dirty laundry. So of course I'm standing there thinking 'my records are clean but there's probably a big fat note that says LIBERTARIAN TEXAS NUTJOB and I'll never be let in the country' Thankfully they never did figure that part out and it was out into the OMGCOLDWTF.


The upside of being sick is that I've been laying around on whatever surface I can find: couch, airplane seats, bed... listening to Big Finish Audios. My Tenth Doctor rewatch kind of got derailed right before Human Nature simply because I listened to one of the Paul McGann audios with Sheridan Smith and have been mainlining them like crazy ever since. The Eighth Doctor is AMAZING. Well, he is if you ignore the movie. The audios really do more justice to him than the movie even attempted. Plus, Paul McGann can croon into my ear any day *is not shallow at all*
elleflies: (DW: Cybermen Bullshit)
I made a mistake and forgot what Bangor, Maine was like. I'M SORRY. I'LL NEVER FORGET AGAIN. Someone please save me!

This flight had better not be delayed, I want out! I'm sure it's a lovely town, but I've only ever been here in winter and it EXPLAINS SO MUCH ABOUT STEPHEN KING.

There are kids running up and down the halls of this hotel screaming and the urge to string fishing line between my door and the one across from it at ankle height is running high. Not that I would or anything, but one can dream!

My mother thinks me having children is a good thing. Clearly she is delusional.

Having found out I've just got back from vacation all my coworkers have been asking "so what did you do? Where did you go?." They clearly expect some answer like: "I went to the beach!" or something just as vapid. Not that there's anything wrong with going to the beach - my vacation choices just seem to be rather more eccentric... Whenever I say "Doctor Who Convention" (because I own up to my obsessions yo) more than one of them has heard "Doctor's Appointment" and has been horrified on my behalf. Then I get to explain what exactly Doctor Who is and they end up being even more horrified.

I've yet to meet a coworker who knows what this show is, and considering how nosy my coworkers are... I've been doing way too much explaining. It doesn't help that I'm reading a Doctor Who book called "Running Through Corridors" so of course they want to know what I'm reading which leads to even more explaining and even more horror, especially if I get so far into my explanation that I end up telling them about the missing episodes and the fact that I've watched what's left of them. (There's not much to talk about on long flights and I'm a champ at running my mouth. It's an interesting combination when you add in sleep deprivation.)

I do not have socially acceptable obsessions apparently. At least according to my coworkers, but hey, I HAVE FUN.

I met amazing people and got to hang out with friends and got to have super detailed discussions about that silly little show I love. I also got to flail over Patrick Troughton and PEOPLE ACTUALLY KNEW WHO I WAS TALKING ABOUT.

That's... major and resulted in the flappy hands of fangirl flail. (Troughton ALWAYS deserves fangirl flailing). Then again, it doesn't matter the Doctor, if I'm flailing over him the people I'm around usually don't know who I'm talking about. I'm used to this so Gally was... BRILLIANT.

Now that I have a bit of time on my layover and am not experiencing CRUSHING EXHAUSTION. I can finally sit back and stop neglecting my LJ and fill it full of Doctor Who/Gally squee. (aka, picture post soon)

This will not stop me blathering on to my coworkers though. I have a reputation to maintain.
Dec 1929 - Feb 2011

I'll miss him. He was such a joy to watch in Doctor Who and especially easy on the eyes in the 60's and 70's. I know I'm posting a photo of Nicholas Courtney from his first appearance on the show, in the Daleks' Master Plan, rather than the role he's most well known for on Doctor Who, but I like the fact that he took a part on a small little sci-fi show and it ended up being a big part of his life for the next 40 years.
My company decided Lufthansa wasn't good enough for them anymore (meaning they found a cheaper option) and now it seems that Air France is our preferred airline of choice for flying to Germany. I was nervous about this decision when I heard about it just because I know of Air France's reputation and the fact that it would take us through Paris and they aren't exactly known at that airport for being on the ball.

So of course, knowing all this, my bag went missing. It's in Paris, I'm in Leipzig. This presents a bit of a problem as it's not showing up until tomorrow and I have to work. It looks like we're going to have someone from the crew bringing the plane in leave one of their flight manuals on the plane for me to use and we'll return it after the trip when they take the plane back from us. This way I'm still making hours and the crew isn't short staffed. Of course, I will be doing this trip without my uniform. Instead I will be in the clothes I wore from JFK to Leipzig. My purser was nice enough to go to the mall with me so I could buy socks, underwear, pajamas and a shirt on the companies dime. Since all Air France did was shrug their shoulders and give me an amenity kit that contained a t-shirt and a toothbrush.

At least my bag should be here tomorrow. So I am celebrating with Aloe Vera yogurt.

In other news, I'm up to Daleks in Manhattan in my Doctor Who marathon. This means I had to watch the last two episodes of series 2. Two episodes I HAD NEVER SEEN.

My TV watching habits are strange in the extreme. It's almost like if I start liking a show TOO much I have to stop watching. Part of the case with Doctor Who is that I know RTD likes to rip out hearts and stomp on them so I just found it safer to never watch, or at least never watch the last few epiosdes. It puts me in the strange position of being someone who got into Doctor Who through New Who but has seen every episode of Classic Who but not all of the New Doctor Who. So I made a handy list of all the eps I've not yet seen.

Army of Ghosts

Last of the Time Lords
Time Crash
The Doctor's Daughter
The Unicorn and the Wasp
Silence in the Library
Forest of the Dead
Turn Left
The Stolen Earth
Journey's End
The Next Doctor
Planet of the Dead
The End of Time, Part 2

Stunning isn't it? ;)
I've just finished my rewatch of the Ninth Doctor episodes! And so my marathon continues...

Cut for some varied ramblings about the Ninth Doctor and Classic Who )

I don't normally go for infomercials, but I would totally order one of these!

So that Christmas Special thing for that show I love... )

In other news, my brother's girlfriend made me a fleecy throw blanket covered with robots for Christmas. HE NEEDS TO MARRY HER BECAUSE I TOTALLY APPROVE.
I've just finished watching all of the Seventh Doctor episodes.


I added it up and it comes out to 701 individual parts for a total of 155 episodes (if you consider Trial of a Time Lord to be one episode)

I'm not counting the TV movie as part of the Classic Series for what I believe to be obvious reasons. Although it is next in the marathon.

Spoilers for some 80's show I happen to love )
It's been awhile, but I've got big news.

I have finished every single Fourth Doctor episode.

I think I need to repeat that: I WATCHED ALL THE FOURTH DOCTOR EPISODES.

I feel a bit exhausted now. :)

I never thought this day would come. )
So the Beeb had a bit of an announcement the other day about Doctor Who...

This being Doctor Who fandom... everyone has an opinion

Look at me, having fandom related opinions. The HORROR! Also, Spoilers... )
I think New York City is trying to send me a Doctor Who related message through graffiti...

See for yourself... )
I have successfully watched every single episode of the Third Doctor run of Doctor Who!

I feel so accomplished.

Cut for spoilers from a show that aired in the 70's )
Title: Day of the Dinosaurs
Author: [livejournal.com profile] elrina753
Rating: PG-13
Pairing: Rose/Ten II
Summary: Having originally aimed for 1920’s Kansas, the Doctor and Rose are wildly off course when the TARDIS sets them down in the Jurassic, but dinosaurs aren’t the only threat they’ll face in Earth’s far distant past.
Author's notes: Finally! The end! [livejournal.com profile] shinyopals and [livejournal.com profile] memphis86 deserve copious thanks (and possibly sweets) for their beta skills. [livejournal.com profile] memphis86 went above and beyond the call of duty in dealing with me and this fic for a fandom she's not even in. All faults are mine, not theirs and without them I don't know where I'd be.

Episode 4 of a virtual series at [livejournal.com profile] the_altverse, following The Mind Marauder last week.
Virtual Series Masterlist

Part 1 || Part 2

The interior of the rocket was a mess
Title: Day of the Dinosaurs
Author: [livejournal.com profile] elrina753
Rating: PG-13
Pairing: Rose/Ten II
Summary: Having originally aimed for 1920’s Kansas, the Doctor and Rose are wildly off course when the TARDIS sets them down in the Jurassic, but dinosaurs aren’t the only threat they’ll face in Earth’s far distant past.
Author's notes: Apologies for the delay, there are times RL gets in the way. Again, [livejournal.com profile] shinyopals and [livejournal.com profile] memphis86 deserve copious thanks (and possibly sweets) for their beta skills. All faults are mine, not theirs and without them I don't know where I'd be.

Episode 4 of a virtual series at [livejournal.com profile] the_altverse, following The Mind Marauder last week.
Virtual Series Masterlist

Part 1

Rose had been forced to retreat back to the forest
elleflies: (DW: Underwear Inspector)

This is AMAZING. The All By Myself just KILLS ME.
I didn't think I'd end up watching Season 5 of Doctor Who. I usually watch shows like an ostrich runs from its enemies - with my head in the ground. Yet, here I am, tuning in. Miracles do happen.

Victory of the Daleks ramblings... )
Sprouting Adipose

[livejournal.com profile] shinyopals asked for more harassment of the kitteh pics and I am delivering...

There is a harassed cat under this cut )
Cats Vs. Dogs

She's not quite figured this new dog out...



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