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06 March 2010 @ 10:00 pm
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The Edinburgh trip was pretty good all things considered (namely the fact we don't tend to spend large amounts of time with each other due to the fact we have almost nothing in common and so tend to run out of things to talk about when we're together for more than a couple hours at a time!). We did copious amounts of shopping on the day we arrived, like ridiculous amounts, this girl has the ability to make me use my credit card like it's going out of fashion and so I am on a self-imposed credit card ban for the forseeable future XD no seriously guys, if you hear me talking about booking something you have to come at me with sharp objects or something! But I did get some lovely things thanks to her devil-on-the-shoulder-suggestions, namely a new jacket and satchel for my trip to Rome, and a pair of boots I've been dying to get my hands on since last year (no one would bite and by me them for my Christmas/birthday so I was reduced to spending daft amounts on them all by myself, alas!) so at least my credit card was abused for a good cause ;D haha.

We spent the day shopping around Edinburgh before heading to Walkabout for dinner (I was expecting better from this place than what we got, but c'est la vie!) and then it was off to the Edinburgh Playhouse for "The Russian State Ballet of Siberia in Sleeping Beauty". We were very excited about getting to see our first ballet, and discovered upon entering that we actually had front-center seats (asdfghjkl how we managed this I've no idea!) which made the whole thing even more exciting.

The first half of the ballet was everything we expected it to be, it was amazing seeing them dance and making everything look so flawless and easy even (though because we were so close you could also see the strain it took to hold most of the poses they performed) We got a little bit confused towards the end of the first half as, somewhat naively, we'd expected it to be like the Disney version and were left wondering why Aurora wasn't growing up with the fairies ;D thankfully some spart thinking and a programe later we were up to spead with the "plot" and settled in to wait for the second half. A second half which, sadly, disappointed the hell out of us. I don't know why but by the time the ballet finished we were for all intents and purposes bored out of our skulls D: which made for a pretty sour ending to the whole experience.

We consoled ourselves with the fact that we'd at least seen a ballet now and that we appreciated the skill and beauty of the first half if nothing else. Afterwards, instead of hitting the town like we planned, we played like little old ladies and headed back to the hotel for an early night XD because we are just that awesome.

(We did come up with a theory on how they pick the lead males btw, and in case you're wondering, it all has to do with the size of the bulge they're sporting. No seriously. And I just want to say that these things are really goddamned distracting! O_O my poor eyes.)

Our second day was spent milling around the old town, taking in all those touristy sites as you do, and then heading for a pub lunch before setting out to the train station and home. So that was that! Not a bad trip, but not the most exciting one I've been on in my life. Still, it was nice to get away for a while and it's also comforting to know we weren't quite at the stage where we were ready to kill each other by the time we got home ;D (only a couple hours after getting home we ended up curling up together in her bed watching Supernatural! heh) So, good times!
The rest of my time off has been spent jiggling my finances so I'm not living like a pauper for the rest of the month, booking my flights from Glasgow to London for Rome and sorting out some details for that, seeing Legion finally (ASDFGHJKL SO GOOD OMG! more on this later!), and having to cancel my plans to go see Rocky Horror with Stacey tonight because I've had to deal with some family drama which makes me all D: but which cannot be helped and I don't really want to talk about it, or even really think about it, and so I've been ignoring it as best I can by attempting to do some writing, hoo-rah! I'm failing at both these, in case you were wondering!

Hope everyone is having a good weekend thus far! :)

mood: complacentcomplacent
ru_salki99: stock - cupcakeru_salki99 on March 6th, 2010 10:31 pm (UTC)
I miss Edinburgh. I could actually point to where I used to live on that photograph. Had many a drunken night out in Walkabout... or was it just the one??? *is confuzzled*

Also, why have I never met up with you and Stacey? This puzzles me.
Campaspe: RP \\ GDL; \m/ porncs_whitewolf on March 6th, 2010 10:51 pm (UTC)
It's such a beautiful city, I do enjoy visiting. Alas I've never actually managed a night out in it :S my plans always fall through! lol

This puzzles me also, seeing as we all live in the same place, practically! We should arrainge something, methinks. ...any chance you're attending the Blue Gillespie gig next weekend?
ru_salki99ru_salki99 on March 6th, 2010 10:55 pm (UTC)
not even if you paid me... actually, if you're willing to pay I might think about it *waggles eyebrows* I honestly don't see the appeal in their music, but i guess, I like the metal floor at the catty and goin to the Arches, so, not really my thing :p

We've kind of known each other for years too. We really don't have much of an excuse.
Campaspe: Misc \\ Blades of Glory; handscs_whitewolf on March 7th, 2010 02:06 pm (UTC)
lmao! Well it's a sold out gig so they can't be that bad ;D I like the sort of rocky-jazz thing they had going the first time I ever heard them (like 2years ago), they've changed a bit since then but I'm going for old times sake and because I can't just *not* go when they're in Glasgow.

This is very true! We'll need to make a plan sometime and get that sorted XD
Kevin Jonesmulder200 on March 6th, 2010 11:59 pm (UTC)

(We did come up with a theory on how they pick the lead males btw, and in case you're wondering, it all has to do with the size of the bulge they're sporting. No seriously. And I just want to say that these things are really goddamned distracting! O_O my poor eyes.)

Campaspe: Merlin \\ Merlin&Arthur; hugcs_whitewolf on March 7th, 2010 02:11 pm (UTC)
IT'S TRUFAX! XD ...and very disturbing!
absinthefairy88: bunnyabsinthefairy88 on March 7th, 2010 12:48 am (UTC)
Must. See. Legion.

But can't cos my stupid local cinema isn't showing it. They're not showing Solomon Kane either. They are made of fail.

(We did come up with a theory on how they pick the lead males btw, and in case you're wondering, it all has to do with the size of the bulge they're sporting. No seriously. And I just want to say that these things are really goddamned distracting! O_O my poor eyes.) Possibly to distract people who lose interest halfway through?

Edited at 2010-03-07 12:49 am (UTC)
Campaspe: Mood \\ (spn) wtf?!cs_whitewolf on March 7th, 2010 02:14 pm (UTC)
sdfghjk my local cinema wasn't showing it either! D: I had to go into town to watch it, which was rather inconvenient since I'd love to see it again without all the travelling! lol. But it was AMAZING and I'd totally recommend checking it out :D

haha, probably! I swear to god you couldn't take your eyes of those things! T'was most disturbing ;D heh.
Lokiloki_dip on March 7th, 2010 04:09 pm (UTC)
I haven't been to a ballet in years. A good one to see if you're not really into ballet is the Nutcracker at Christmas. It's fun. ;p

Sounds like you had a good time!
Campaspe: RP \\ J2 \\ lazingcs_whitewolf on March 8th, 2010 01:00 pm (UTC)
I've seen (at least parts of) the Nutcracker on the tv almost every Christmas XD ...I'm not sure I could watch it through the whole thing through, lol.

It was a good couple days, yes. I think I needed the break more than anything so it was very easy to enjoy X)
Lokiloki_dip on March 9th, 2010 05:31 pm (UTC)
Ah, maybe it'd be better to watch all of it once rather than bits. ;p Though I haven't really seen one since I used to do it. (As soon as I get my hands on it I will BURN the physical evidence though.)

Sometimes you just need a break and not to be at home, where you go doesn't really matter.
galaxy_song: dhgalaxy_song on March 7th, 2010 06:28 pm (UTC)
Woman can't belive your going to Rome, you need to take a gazillion pictures:)

I really need to see Legion, went to see Alison wounderland instead (was really good) I think I need to get a unlimited card for the pictures, would save a fortune:)

Sory you couldnt make Rocky, I will keep a eye out for when it's back cause would defo go see it again.

Much Love hugs x
Campaspe: Supernatural \\ Castiel; the endcs_whitewolf on March 8th, 2010 12:57 pm (UTC)
heh, it's so exciting omg! Cannot believe how near it is as well (25 DAYS!!!) XD

Legion is amazing! I loved it very much so would say that you totally have to watch it, heh. I'm hoping to see Alice in Wonderland next weekend (taking my mom for mother's day) so good to know you enjoyed it! haha, there needs to be some sort of discount card no matter what cinema you go to!

:( me too. ugh. but family had to come first this weekend. I'm just glad you managed to still go/get the ticket refunded.

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Campaspe: Supernatural \\ Anna; redheadcs_whitewolf on March 8th, 2010 12:58 pm (UTC)
Well we had front row seats and still found it underwhelming as a whole, so maybe it's just the abstract thing? It always looks so pretty and stuff on the tv but the real life experience just wasn't as I expected it to be!