Now that I've gotten my near death experience out of the way, back to your regularly scheduled fandom stuff.
-Real Life Meme: So I tried calling anoel on... Tuesday? But I only got her answering machine. :( I didn't want to leave a message since it sounded like it was a family machine, and wouldn't it be weird going "Hi! It's Paraka, you know, from the internetz" I almost gave up there, because I was kind of nervous about the whole thing (what if we had nothing to talk about!?) but decided to give it another try before I lost my nerve. maekala was next on my list, but she mentioned she'd be out that night. So I tried calling laii and got *her* VM. I was just about to leave a message, because unlike anoel it sounded like it was just laii's voice mail, when I got a beep indicating that someone was calling me.
I decided to answer the beep instead of leaving a message. The conversation when like this:
Person: Did someone there just call me?
paraka: Umm, I'm not sure. Is this *insert anoel real name*?
paraka: Is this *insert laiis real name*?
paraka: Hi! It's Lindsay!
laii: . . . .
paraka: paraka from LJ.
It went well after that. We talked for at least an hour. It was really cool. Although my mom laughed at me and said she could tell I was nervous because I was pacing all over the kitchen. Personally, I could tell I was nervous since I hardly let laii get a word in edge wise. :P
Anyways, it was great fun, and I can't wait to call other people. And maybe talk to laii again. I meant to call people last week, but well, time crept up on me, boom it was the weekend and I was busy busy busy.
-HP Stuff: I did however manage to go see the new Harry Potter movie. It had me squeeing and making happy sounds. I won't get into it, since I'm sure people's flists have already been spammed with details, although if people want to discuss it with me, feel free to leave a comment.
The movie did manage to push back into wanting to read HP fic, so I spent last night searching out and then reading a story.
I also came to the realization that I hate talking about HP fandom stuff with my sister. We move in completely different circles within the fandom (aided by the fact that I don't really move in the fandom at all), and I just don't agree with a lot of what she has to say. It got really annoying on the car ride back home from the movie, and I just wanted her to shut up. It kind of put me in a bad mood, and I've been all anti-social since then. Which really sucked since tomorrow is one of my cousin's birthdays and we all went to a party for her today. I normally enjoy family get together's, but today I just kind of resented the fact that I had to be around people. I'm really kind of moody and bitchy sometimes :-/