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26 November 2012 @ 07:55 pm
How Was Yours?  
My Thanksgiving weekend was really good actually. ceitfianna came down on Wednesday afternoon and we spent a good three hours just talking; about fandom, writing, TV, her new job. Then when my sister came home, we decided to go out to eat. After, my sis had some cooking to do for the next day, so we put on That 70s Show and just hung out while she cooked.

On Thursday, we went to my mom’s for dinner. She was excited both to be hosting her first holiday dinner in her new house and also that I brought a friend along. While we were there, I actually got to see her cat, Whispa. She is a kitten of Zippo and Papa Bear, so that means she is Roo and Buddy’s (my current cats) sister. I haven’t seen her in so long because she always hides under the bed whenever someone comes in the house. But my sister dragged her out and as soon as Whispa saw me she reached out one little paw for me. It’s been around 8 years since I lived in the same house as her, but she always was a total sweetie.


Whispa - princess
The fluffiest kitty in the world.


Thursday night we watched our traditional Buffy Thanksgiving episode and then my sister wanted to watch the Demon-Giles episode, since Giles is her favorite, and ceitfianna wanted to watch the episode where the Initative tries to kill Buffy and Buffy is super badass.

On Friday we went and saw Red Dawn - (oh, I have things to say! I have things to say about another movie we watched this weekend as well, so I’ll save that for tomorrow’s post). At any rate, if you want ridiculous fun with hotties and guns, this is the movie for you. The BFF came with us and afterwards we played some movie trivia game and we all got a little silly. Then we watched another movie, which I will talk about later because it was very interesting.

On Saturday my sister and I went to my dad’s, where The Nephew demanded my attention every second and also loaned me some comic that he would like me to read, so we can 'call each other and talk about it'. Fanboys FTW, right? It was a Spiderman comic, so the boy has good tastes. That night we watched X-Men: First Class and I still see the Darwin/Alex every damn time.

ceitfianna went home on Sunday and I have just been chilling ever since. I got really tired Wednesday night, got some nasty vertigo, which usually only happens when I am exhausted or sick or something. After that I tried to pace myself better and I don’t feel nearly as wiped now as I thought I would.

Honestly, one of the better Thanksgiving weekends I have had in a long while. Oh, and we put the Christmas tree up and got in the spirit by watching ‘Elf’. And last night I watched the Leverage Christmas episode, so there you go. How were all your weekends?
 
 
 
lindahoylandlindahoyland on November 27th, 2012 02:20 am (UTC)
Wispa is lovely. Cats do have good memories. I recall a neighbour's cat running up the length of the street to meet me after not seeing me all winter.
dodger_sister: animalsdodger_sister on November 29th, 2012 12:06 am (UTC)
Wispa is lovely. Cats do have good memories. I recall a neighbour's cat running up the length of the street to meet me after not seeing me all winter.

Thanks. Whispa's a sweetie, for sure. Yeah, when I lived with my mom Whispa always slept on my head at night. So now, even if I don't see her for a few years, she still knows me. :)
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on November 27th, 2012 02:56 am (UTC)
I was sick pretty much all break, and didn't get to see ThardworkingAHtm, but I did head over to my best friend's house for family midafternoon dinner on the big day. It was excellent, but exhausting. Now, I'm counting the days to Winter Break.
dodger_sister: btvs relationshipsdodger_sister on November 29th, 2012 12:08 am (UTC)
I'm sorry that you were sick all holiday weekend and that TAHtm was working. Boo, suck. It was not long enough of a break, was it? How long do your school breaks for Christmas last? My friend works at a private school and they get three whole weeks. But you're not going to be so lucky, are you?
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on November 29th, 2012 01:08 am (UTC)
Not nearly long enough! I was still so sore-throated yesterday that I lost my voice teaching, and stayed home today. Lots of sleep, some housework, some grading. It didn't suck, but I'm looking forward to the weekend like crazy.

My Winter Break will be two weeks plus weekends. It'll be nice!
Shireboundshirebound on November 27th, 2012 01:20 pm (UTC)
Awwwww, Whispa!
dodger_sister: animalsdodger_sister on November 29th, 2012 12:09 am (UTC)
Thanks! Whispa is so soft and fluffy and such a sweetheart.
fragrantwoodsfragrantwoods on November 27th, 2012 02:06 pm (UTC)
Whispa begs for a LOLcat caption :-)
It sounds like a lovely Thanksgiving--and your tree is up already?? Wow--I feel like such a slacker!
I've wondered about "Red Dawn". The first one came close to hitting some of my alternate history hot buttons, but there was some serious over-acting and scenery-chewing. I do wonder if a new cast upped the quality any.

dodger_sister: familydodger_sister on November 29th, 2012 12:24 am (UTC)
Whispa begs for a LOLcat caption :-)

lol Yeah, maybe something about being a diva queen cuz she is a sweetheart but man, she can be a total diva when she wants to be. Just look at that picture - she both looks like she is posing for the camera and kind of disgruntled about it (now that I think about it, that is exactly how her mama cat, Zippo, always looked in pictures too).

It was a really good Thanksgiving, yes. And yep, the Christmas tree is up. Naw, you're not a slacker. My sister has very limited time on the weekends, so she has learned that if she doesn't put up the tree during her long Thanksgiving weekend, it just won't get done. So now the tree goes up the day after Thanksgiving and goes down the day after New Years.

I've wondered about "Red Dawn". The first one came close to hitting some of my alternate history hot buttons, but there was some serious over-acting and scenery-chewing. I do wonder if a new cast upped the quality any.

I put my review up yesterday and the main thing is that the new one does not have that bad cheesy 80s quality to it that the original had. Like the over-acting and the scenery chewing. It still, however, has a ridiculous premise (I mean, come on, we are a Huge country and we all have guns and I find it hard to believe that anyone could just drop in and invade us on such a huge scale, but whatever, I have handwaved worse things before). It does have some of those over-the-top rousing speeches, but I like that shit. Don't take it too seriously, enjoy the fun action and ridiculous au ideas it will put in your head and the pretty, prettyness. I kind of want to go see it again, tbh.