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Hello internet! Time for the write-up of this year's Princess Half Marathon weekend! Follow the cut for 60+ pictures, the running Avengers, and Indiana Jones being chased by a boulder with legs )

My fifth Princess Half Marathon weekend was a lot of fun! While I'm glad I did the inaugural Glass Slipper Challenge, I don't think I'll be doing it again. Racing two days in a row sucked, plus it took up a *lot* of time. We spent way less time in the parks than usual, which was a bummer. But we had a good time, met some great people, and laughed a lot, and that's always a great thing.

But I would like it if the weather gave us a break next year.
jaina: (bones - baby!!!!!)
Look at me, writing a post about my weekend before the weekend is even over!

Tinker Bell Half Marathon 2014-- a Star Trek tea and a superhero race! )

Race Stats:
Chip time: 2:14:03
Pace: 10:14/mile
Overall: 1269/11490 (top 11%)
Age Group: 238/1997 (top 12%)
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You guys, I think I may need some sort of Disney intervention, because I am watching The Princess and the Frog for the fourth time in as many days and Rogue keeps asking me when we can send it back to Netflix and I keep being like NO! MINE! NO TOUCHY! I can't believe I didn't go to see this in the theater. I should've gone opening night, dressed up like a princess.

(I may or may not also be trying to figure out how I can make one of Charlotte's huge floofy pink dresses such that it fits into my D*C luggage. Charloooooootttte.)

ALSO!!! In unrelated joyfulness, Perri, one of my favorite reccers ever, has new recs up! Dresden Files! Leverage! SG1/Lantis! New Trek! (Did fandom ever agree on how to refer to the new movies?) Crossovers among the above-mentioned! *in fic heaven*
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You guys, I think I may need some sort of Disney intervention, because I am watching The Princess and the Frog for the fourth time in as many days and Rogue keeps asking me when we can send it back to Netflix and I keep being like NO! MINE! NO TOUCHY! I can't believe I didn't go to see this in the theater. I should've gone opening night, dressed up like a princess.

(I may or may not also be trying to figure out how I can make one of Charlotte's huge floofy pink dresses such that it fits into my D*C luggage. Charloooooootttte.)

ALSO!!! In unrelated joyfulness, Perri, one of my favorite reccers ever, has new recs up! Dresden Files! Leverage! SG1/Lantis! New Trek! (Did fandom ever agree on how to refer to the new movies?) Crossovers among the above-mentioned! *in fic heaven*
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I'm posting a con report less than a week after the con ended? WHAT IS THIS CRAZINESS!?

So yeah! We went to WonderCon for the first time ever, yay! We've wanted to go for years but the timing just hasn't worked out. This year the timing was still not spectacular, what with it being Easter weekend and Baby Donut's birthday, but we'd committed to go and so we did, and I'm really glad we did because it was ~AWESOME.~

I wore four costumes this time: Yvaine, Penny from The Big Bang Theory, my Rebel cheerleader, and the Bowler from Mystery Men. (Our Masquerade skit this year was MM-themed and there were actually 8 of us dressed as identical Bowlers!) After Dragon*Con, having only one suitcase apiece seemed so...strange. We did, however, forget our camera, so most of the pics I'm linking to are Corli's; a few are Glenn's, and a few are Jess's husband Scott's. All the tiny pictures can be clicked to be embiggened.

Exhaustive details, many many pictures, and Masquerade video under the cut! )

And to close this post-- HUGE CRAZY MASSIVE THANKS to Corli for opening her home to us, driving us to and from the con every day, choreographing a fantastic and fun skit, and putting in so much work on the Bowler costumes. Now I have one, and I didn't have to do anything to get it! (You bet your ass we're bringing these to D*C this year!) Much love to all my fellow Mystery Men-- thanks for making our first WonderCon so great for us.
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I'm posting a con report less than a week after the con ended? WHAT IS THIS CRAZINESS!?

So yeah! We went to WonderCon for the first time ever, yay! We've wanted to go for years but the timing just hasn't worked out. This year the timing was still not spectacular, what with it being Easter weekend and Baby Donut's birthday, but we'd committed to go and so we did, and I'm really glad we did because it was ~AWESOME.~

I wore four costumes this time: Yvaine, Penny from The Big Bang Theory, my Rebel cheerleader, and the Bowler from Mystery Men. (Our Masquerade skit this year was MM-themed and there were actually 8 of us dressed as identical Bowlers!) After Dragon*Con, having only one suitcase apiece seemed so...strange. We did, however, forget our camera, so most of the pics I'm linking to are Corli's; a few are Glenn's, and a few are Jess's husband Scott's. All the tiny pictures can be clicked to be embiggened.

Exhaustive details, many many pictures, and Masquerade video under the cut! )

And to close this post-- HUGE CRAZY MASSIVE THANKS to Corli for opening her home to us, driving us to and from the con every day, choreographing a fantastic and fun skit, and putting in so much work on the Bowler costumes. Now I have one, and I didn't have to do anything to get it! (You bet your ass we're bringing these to D*C this year!) Much love to all my fellow Mystery Men-- thanks for making our first WonderCon so great for us.
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It begins-- in a few hours I leave for Disney World, where I am going to run the Disney's Princess Half Marathon on Sunday! OMG! My tiara's all packed and I can't wait to get there and see my fellow Flamingos. It's going to be EPIC!

One last reminder, and then I promise I won't mention it again: we're running in honor of our friend Mel, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2007. We have teamed up with the ALS Association of Georgia to raise money to find both a cure and treatments for ALS.

Please, if you can, would you donate $1 for every mile we are running? That would be 13.1 miles for $13.10. And even if all you have is $1 total, every little bit helps. Just click on the button-- you don’t even need a paypal account to donate, just a credit card. 100% of your donation (minus the small fee PayPal takes) goes to the ALS Association of Georgia. Not one penny goes towards administering this group or paying race fees, etc.






Thank you so much, guys!

You can find out more about Mel here: http://www.projectfiver.com/

You can find out more about The ALS Association of Georgia here: http://www.alsaga.org/

Fiver's Flamingos also has an LJ community, a Twitter and a Facebook fan page!
[livejournal.com profile] fiversflamingos
https://twitter.com/FiversFlamingos
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fivers-Flamingos/254829158749
jaina: (Default)
It begins-- in a few hours I leave for Disney World, where I am going to run the Disney's Princess Half Marathon on Sunday! OMG! My tiara's all packed and I can't wait to get there and see my fellow Flamingos. It's going to be EPIC!

One last reminder, and then I promise I won't mention it again: we're running in honor of our friend Mel, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2007. We have teamed up with the ALS Association of Georgia to raise money to find both a cure and treatments for ALS.

Please, if you can, would you donate $1 for every mile we are running? That would be 13.1 miles for $13.10. And even if all you have is $1 total, every little bit helps. Just click on the button-- you don’t even need a paypal account to donate, just a credit card. 100% of your donation (minus the small fee PayPal takes) goes to the ALS Association of Georgia. Not one penny goes towards administering this group or paying race fees, etc.






Thank you so much, guys!

You can find out more about Mel here: http://www.projectfiver.com/

You can find out more about The ALS Association of Georgia here: http://www.alsaga.org/

Fiver's Flamingos also has an LJ community, a Twitter and a Facebook fan page!
[livejournal.com profile] fiversflamingos
https://twitter.com/FiversFlamingos
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fivers-Flamingos/254829158749

christmas!

Dec. 28th, 2006 08:54 pm
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Christmas is pretty much my favorite holiday ever. And as far as I'm concerned, it starts the minute Thanksgiving is over and finishes at Epiphany. I get SO EXCITED the day after Thanksgiving because that means it's socially acceptable to be all Christmasy. And so out come the candles, and the incense for my little smoker-guy from Germany, and of course the real apple cider that I have to scour the damn city for every year. (Curse you, Southern California! Gimme my cider!)

So Christmas this year! We started pretty early with a visit to Disneyland before our SoCal annual passes got blocked out, because I wanted to see Disney at the holidays. They had some sort of choir/orchestra concert right at the front of the park, where they were holding candles and singing Christmas carols, and it was absolutely beautiful. And we saw Fantasmic, which I had never seen before, and that was cool. No fireworks though; too much wind. Disneyland really is so much better at night-- short lines, vastly fewer kids, and the outdoor rides become awesome, particularly Jungle Cruise, Big Thunder Mountain, and California Screamin', on which you should always ask to ride in front.

Then two weeks later Debby threw her Geeky Holiday Bash of Doom, which was mostly really a dinner party where we invited all our geeky friends and played Apples to Apples. For five hours. It was excellent fun! Alex cooked a turkey and lots of other traditional holiday foods, and we crammed a baker's dozen of us into Debby and Dan's kitchen, and we had a grand time. I baked a gingerbread house and a gingerbread Borg cube, but there was not tremendous interest in decorating them. [livejournal.com profile] jawajames did a marvelous job with the interior decoration of the house, but then of course we put the roof on. Debby took some pictures but has not posted them (poke, poke). Oooh, and [livejournal.com profile] sirrogue made to-die-for eggnog cheesecake.

And that is all for now. My mind is too frazzled to deal with posting Christmas tree pictures.

christmas!

Dec. 28th, 2006 08:54 pm
jaina: (Default)
Christmas is pretty much my favorite holiday ever. And as far as I'm concerned, it starts the minute Thanksgiving is over and finishes at Epiphany. I get SO EXCITED the day after Thanksgiving because that means it's socially acceptable to be all Christmasy. And so out come the candles, and the incense for my little smoker-guy from Germany, and of course the real apple cider that I have to scour the damn city for every year. (Curse you, Southern California! Gimme my cider!)

So Christmas this year! We started pretty early with a visit to Disneyland before our SoCal annual passes got blocked out, because I wanted to see Disney at the holidays. They had some sort of choir/orchestra concert right at the front of the park, where they were holding candles and singing Christmas carols, and it was absolutely beautiful. And we saw Fantasmic, which I had never seen before, and that was cool. No fireworks though; too much wind. Disneyland really is so much better at night-- short lines, vastly fewer kids, and the outdoor rides become awesome, particularly Jungle Cruise, Big Thunder Mountain, and California Screamin', on which you should always ask to ride in front.

Then two weeks later Debby threw her Geeky Holiday Bash of Doom, which was mostly really a dinner party where we invited all our geeky friends and played Apples to Apples. For five hours. It was excellent fun! Alex cooked a turkey and lots of other traditional holiday foods, and we crammed a baker's dozen of us into Debby and Dan's kitchen, and we had a grand time. I baked a gingerbread house and a gingerbread Borg cube, but there was not tremendous interest in decorating them. [livejournal.com profile] jawajames did a marvelous job with the interior decoration of the house, but then of course we put the roof on. Debby took some pictures but has not posted them (poke, poke). Oooh, and [livejournal.com profile] sirrogue made to-die-for eggnog cheesecake.

And that is all for now. My mind is too frazzled to deal with posting Christmas tree pictures.

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