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posted by [personal profile] exsequar at 09:39pm on 19/11/2015 under , , ,
So, wacky story: eating lunch at work yesterday, I glanced at my keys and noticed to my GREAT surprise that my car key had been bent dramatically! Like, the strong steel rod had been bent at least 30 degrees. ????!? I still have exactly zero idea how that happened. It is a mystery for the ages.

Needless to say, I couldn't drive my car, so I sent an email to the whole building (high school) asking a kind soul for a ride (I live half an hour away) that evening and the next morning so I could get my spare key. An older woman showed up at my classroom and said she could give me a ride as she lives out past me. I had never met her before (my building is HUGE) but I was so grateful and took her up on it. This lovely guardian angel was named Patty.

We were talking about teaching in the car, mostly, until I happened to glance in the back seat and see that Patty had a MARAUDER'S MAP IPAD CASE!!!! And a HOBBIT TOTE BAG!!!! I freaked out a little bit and we immediately launched into nerd code - you know, the conversation you can only have with a fellow Confirmed Nerd. :D We shared our biggest fandoms - she's old school, into Star Trek and Wars, LOTR, HP, etc. We bonded over both being the girl in middle school who read LOTR once a year (at least). We even have the shared experience of getting really deep into Wheel of Time but never actually finishing. It was magical! And she's just an absolutely lovely woman all around.

As the cherry on top, she also plays SOCCER every week in an indoor league! WHAT! At that point I was freaking out a little, because I'm PRETTY SURE she's me in 20 years. I even want to move to the same area she lives in, and she's been teaching at this same school for 19 years. Could that be my future?! I don't know, but she seems to be doing pretty fabulously, and I wouldn't hate it!

In any case, I LOVE everything about this - random nerd encounters, but especially making a new delightful friend at work. Yay!!

(Happy Epilogue: The welding shop at my school was able to fix my key for free! It's got a slight crack in the metal so now it's just my spare key, but I am SO grateful. I love my colleagues!!!!)
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I HAS A RACHAEL ([livejournal.com profile] the5thmarauder). \o/

I also has a Rachael converted to bandom, hahaha. It only took me, oh, 3 hours. She was easy ;) Her poisons of choice seem to be Brendon/Ryan and MIKEYWAY, so she's a girl after my own heart! Hee! I showed her tons of pictures and a couple videos and she's a smitten kitten. \o/!

I slept until, um, really late, because I'm still on American time, but it's okay because it's miserable outside so I think we're just gonna have a lowkey day in. Her house is so lovely, very cozy and homey, and her parents are just so sweet. Aaaand I has a Ray! I'm so ridiculously happy to be here. Hurray!

I counted and after next week I'm going to have taken 7 plane flights in the past three months. That's roughly equivalent to all the flights I've taken in the rest of my life! Haha. I guess that's what I get for choosing an island to live on for a year :)

Back to watching Whose Line is It Anyway with Ray and her dad! Hee.
Mood:: 'content' content
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posted by [personal profile] exsequar at 03:14am on 02/09/2006 under , ,
So, SO, I am being IMPULSIVE and making plans with the awesomely awesome [livejournal.com profile] moonythestrals to hop a train to Philly on Tuesday AND SPEND THE DAY WITH HER SQUEALING ABOUT THE SPN DVDS. That's right, I get to experience the genius that is Jsquared WITH A FELLOW FANGIRL. askdjfhsdfkjhsdfkjh.

Keyboard smashing is about all I can MANAGE right now. Good GOD. It's almost as exciting as Wincon, for SERIOUS. Gahhhhhh YAY.

I am so nervous because I don't DO impulsive but this is WORTH IT ZOMG.
Mood:: 'excited' excited

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