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Thought I'd post this here as LJ is acting up (and [personal profile] cmcmck suggested it!

Greetings flist!

It's been a busy few weeks and I am more than remiss in wishing you all a Happy Chanukkah, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year.

T-Rex and I have been so super busy that I opted to stay home today, slightly crushed from fatigue. (I slept until 1pm!).

One thing we did to be in the holiday spirit was go to the Holiday Train Show at the Transit Museum shop at Grand Central. This video is waaaay better than the one I attempted. Enjoy!



We also rode a vintage train! It ran along the M line. T-Rex and I enjoyed it so much we went twice! First on our own, then with some friends the weekend after. Here are some clickable thumbnail photos (and a few videos) of the train ride and assorted other Christmas-y New Yorkness.

Enjoy!

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T-Rex and I with friends on the train

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Reproductions of vintage ads, along with some old train signs

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Some other views of the train

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I'd forgotten how loud these old trains were. But LJ keeps cutting off my post and now this is the third time I'll try to re-type it. GRRRRR!!!! Embedding this video seems to be a culprit, so here's a direct link

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v64/ginarsnape/?action=view¤t=IMG_1718_zps9a83c0df.mp4

It was great fun riding the vintage train. I remember it from my childhood, so it brought back tons of memories. T-Rex remembers it too, and he loves trains. So it was a joy just to watch his face light up when we were on it. The friends who accompanied us had never ridden them, so that was a treat. :-)

T-Rex did a lot of walking in December. Here are a few pics of us about town.

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And another video LJ doesn't seem to like, of the holiday window display at Pete's Tavern
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v64/ginarsnape/?action=view¤t=IMG_1780_zps57ded52b.mp4

Christmas itself was quiet and lovely. I LOOOOVED the Doctor Who Christmas Special. I felt a real spark of excitement for the Doctor finding (being found by?) a new companion. And there was good chemistry between them. So for the first time in ages, I'm looking forward to the rest of the series.

And New Year's Eve was quiet. Neither of us felt like heavy partying (or being around other people, even!) So I put together a little cheese plate. We ate some nibbly things and sipped our drinks and sat on my couch and giggled. And as T-Rex noticed a 7-second delay from the Times Square broadcast, we toasted the new year twice. ^__^ It was wonderful to be tucked into our little hidey-hole, away from the rest of the world.

And now here's hoping this entry doesn't get clipped again. I wish you all the best for 2013, flist!

Date: 2013-01-04 08:11 am (UTC)
cmcmck: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cmcmck
Glad to see you here! :o)

My ever useful 'downrightnow' (this one does diagnostics and allows you to report problems rather than just saying 'up' or 'down') showed a few glitches occurring during our sleep time which may have effected you.

http://downrightnow.com/livejournal

Not looking good this time, is it? :o(

Date: 2013-01-04 12:37 pm (UTC)
iddewes: (snufkin me)
From: [personal profile] iddewes
Hi there, just wanted to say thanks for posting that link! Very helpful, I didn't know about it before. :)

Date: 2013-01-04 12:55 pm (UTC)
cmcmck: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cmcmck
Y're welcome :o)
It's certainly the best of those upordown? sites!

Date: 2013-01-04 08:59 am (UTC)
iddewes: (Seligenstadt)
From: [personal profile] iddewes
We did the NYE alone thing too. Didn't watch a New Year's Eve show though as in Germany that usually involves Volksmusic or the band Unheilig and Dirk is allergic to both. ;) so we had DVDs instead. Also much to my surprise Dirk didn't even want to watch Dinner for One!
Did they pay tribute to Dick Clark on the Times Square broadcast? Just wondering.
Edited Date: 2013-01-04 09:00 am (UTC)

Date: 2013-01-07 04:14 pm (UTC)
iddewes: (animal)
From: [personal profile] iddewes
Oh gosh, i didn't realise it even still has his name on it! seems a bit daft if you ask me, now that he's dead and can't even stagger over to set the apple off. I actually hadn't seen the show since 1995 at the latest so I didn't even know he wasn't still supernaturally youthful until an American friend posted a couple of years ago about how terrible he looked nowadays.

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