I'm currently in Philapelphia for a girls weekend with some good friends. We had a bummer of an announcement in that Marissa couldn't make it because of being really sick. And I had to scramble to find a way to the train station after the cab I had booked canceled on me 50 minutes before they were supposed to pick me up.
So, not the best start to a vacation.
But the rest of the trip up was pretty good (trains are so much better than buses!) and the hotel room is pretty nice. The view is great:
I came up a day early, hoping to see someone from the family and I'm currently waiting on my cousin to arrive.
Everyone else will be getting in tomorrow and we'll be busy doing tourist stuff until we head home on Monday.
A sudden, unexpected call from an old friend (I've known E for - 14 years now?) really made my night. We used to see each other once or twice a year but that dwindled due to life so it was really awesome that he suddenly called. It was nice reconnecting after so long and a nice thing to happen on a bit of a low feeling night.
Due to some of the worst tooth pain I've yet experienced I'm currently holed up at the parents place for the night. I came over this morning to go with them to the cemetery and just really have not been up to driving myself back. It didn't help that I had eaten nothing except for a Kellogg's breakfast shake, so between the lack of food and the pain, my body is in rough shape.
So mom took me to the apartment to grab overnight stuff, feed the cat and - important - pay rent. I'm praying the pain ebbs; 3 pain pills and an endless stream of hot compresses have done very little.
So, I've managed to catch a baby version of what the parents came down with - dad had a nasty chest cold, mom came down with bronchitis and sinusitis. Thankfully, I seem to be running just a slightly high fever and a nasty cough; of course, it's only day two so who knows if this'll get worse or better. I went in late to work yesterday (I kept waking up coughing) and then ended up going home because the cough just got worse.
I'm taking advantage by napping on the couch and catching up on the eight billion shows I have DVRed. I managed to finally watch the last three episodes of Once Upon a Time the other week and now I need to catch up on Defiance, Under the Dome, Crossing Lines, and Motive.
I'm still massively on the fence with Defiance - there's a lot that I like, like Nolan and his relationship with his daughter, the sneaky Tarrs, the world building, the underhanded twists. But I really don't buy Amanda as mayor and there's just something that's not clicking with me. I'm three episodes away from the end now, having watched two this morning, and I just - don't care as much as I should? I really want to like this show, I love so many of the characters, but it's lacking a cohesive element or something for me.