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Defying gravity

Who could ask for anything more?

Last weekend, in case you haven't been paying attention, I got voted off LJ Idol. The organizer promised a MONTH OF DOOM and I was one of the first casualties. I exceeded all my expectations in the competition, though - I made it to the final 100, then to the top half and then almost to the top 75. I made some new friends and have found (some) joy again in writing. No regrets.

Then this week, the contest got even more grueling when only contestants could vote and they had to submit votes via email rather than the standard poll. Looks like I got the boot just in time.

So, without the Sword of LJ Idol Damocles hanging over me, rosepurr and I were very fortunate to drive up to L'ville this weekend. Our dear friends purple_phys and tbec gave us a wonderful Xmas gift - a night's stay in a swanky hotel/museum along with tickets to a performance of Wicked. We've been wanting to see Wicked for a long time and it was beyond all our expectations. The museum hotel was full of interesting pieces, including an interactive screen where letters fell like rain and a roving red penguin spotted throughout the building (apparently, he/she migrates). We sprung for an opulent dinner at the restaurant in the hotel and stopped by after the show for dessert and coffee. While the trappings were awesome, the best part was spending time with dear friends who we don't see nearly often enough.

After breakfast and a little shopping, rosepurr came back to Nashville for such fun-filled times as checking email and doing laundry in preparation for another work week. Alas, the fun never stops! HA! Back to reality . . .

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dabhug
Jan. 12th, 2009 10:42 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a wonderful weekend.

While I am sorry to see you go, it looks like you escaped in the nick of time! Keep writing, I enjoy your words.
thndrstd
Jan. 12th, 2009 10:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much. I enjoy yours, too.
dabhug
Jan. 12th, 2009 10:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :o)
baxaphobia
Jan. 13th, 2009 02:15 am (UTC)
I read about your weekend on rosepurr's LJ. I'm jealous! I need a get away!
thndrstd
Jan. 13th, 2009 04:47 pm (UTC)
Well, in the words of the Nike ad, just do it. It doesn't have to be far. Sometimes even a weekend by oneself will suffice. :)
boxsofrain
Jan. 13th, 2009 02:15 am (UTC)
I almost didn't recognize you without the polar bear!

I am glad you had a good weekend, and will definitely miss you on idol.
thndrstd
Jan. 13th, 2009 04:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much. I have a variety of icons. I tried to remain consistent through Idol.
rosepurr
Jan. 13th, 2009 02:59 pm (UTC)
Handsome boi!

This weekend was wonderful. I love doing things with you.
thndrstd
Jan. 13th, 2009 04:45 pm (UTC)
YAY!
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