ailurophile6: (Default)
AGAIN! My beloved Pens are back to back Stanley Cup Champions!

It's hard to do, hasn't been done for almost 20 years. \o/

ailurophile6: (Sidney)
2016 STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! \o/

ailurophile6: (Geno)
The Stanley Cup finals start tonight. My beloved Pens have home ice for the finals and game time is 8 pm.



Win or lose, doesn't matter, because 6 months ago I didn't even think they'd make the playoffs. Now look at them go! Sullivan is the coach of the year, no matter who wins the actual award.

In other news, I loved Civil War and disagree with most of the criticisms of it. Tony was not too much of a dick, imo, and there was just the right amount of Spiderman (altho I still don't get why he had to be in the movie, but...) and the humor was much more natural than Avengers Ultron (or whatever it was called).

I also really enjoyed X Men Apocalypse. In fact, I think it's the best X Men movie yet. It didn't bore me at all, which is more than I can say for the other ones, lol. And Sophie Turner was terrific.

ETA: I didn't even realize Oscar Isaac was playing the villain until I saw the end credits. Wow, he was great, and so different from Poe!

I've spent the weekend Dad sitting, so I'm not really celebrating Memorial Day.

But this coming weekend is Philly Wizard World, where I'll be meeting Tom Hiddleston, Stanley Tucci, Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan (I am NOT a Chris Evans fan, sorry) as well as William B. Davis and hopefully Dominic Cooper (first ep of Preacher was awful, but I'll give it a few more goes).

And it's also Awesome Con! Going Sunday with my Peter Capaldi VIP Pass! I'll try to fit in other guests if I have time :)

I guess that's pretty good compensation for not having a US Sherlock Con, lol, or going to London.

Hope you're all having a great Monday!
ailurophile6: (Sidney)


LET'S GO PENS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ailurophile6: (pens logo)
I'm getting ready for the start of round 2 of the NHL playoffs.

The Pens are playing the Caps; tonight is game one. This is the first time in a while that I've felt confident that the Pens have a real chance at the Stanley Cup, and their real challenge starts tonight \o/


In other news. I've decided to take a step back from the Sherlock fandom. The setlock pics I've seen are driving me nuts; I DO NOT WANT the Watson family hour. Way TOO MUCH TIME is being devoted to the baby and Mary and I know I'm going to hate season four. In addition, the US Sherlock con has basically been abandoned by SM and ME. They have lied to us for over a year now, and I'm done waiting.

I'm looking forward to my next con in June, WW Philly, to meet Tom Hiddleston. AND we're going on a road trip that Sunday to Awesome Con in DC to meet Peter Capaldi!!

Should be a great weekend.

I'm going to Shore Leave in July, Dragon Con and Chicago SG in Sept. DC added Jack Gleeson (Joffery from GOT) and Jason Isaacs!

I watched the first episode of The Night Manager with Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie. IT'S FANTASTIC. Can't wait to meet Tom!

Work is going extremely well. Still need some work on the house, but it's coming along nicely.

How are all of you?!
ailurophile6: (earth)

I don't really celebrate Easter. Today, I get to visit my sister in the hospital and then my parents and I are going to dinner.

My sister recently moved to a new group home, and started 'acting up' so now she's in the pysch unit and frankly, not doing well. Her brain has been destroyed by 25 years of medication (for schizophrenia) and she isn't recognizable as my sister anymore. They'll adjust her meds and the downhill cycle will continue :(

In addition, a couple weeks ago, when I was with her, my mom had a TIA. Scared the hell out of me. She's been fine since, and all her tests are coming back ok, but listening to someone spout gibberish as they think they are making perfect sense is creepy. She turns 80 tomorrow.

We're in the middle of planning an 80th birthday party for her and my dad, to be held next month. I hope they're both up to it!

We went to see Barry Manilow last week. As awesome as ever!

Next weekend I'm meeting Noah Wyle! I'll post my pics :) Really glad The Librarians got a second season, as I loved the first one. And of course, he's in Falling Skies!!

Less than 3 weeks until the Sherlock Con. In addition to autographs and photo ops with SIXTEEN guests!!!! I have a GROUP PHOTO with the main attending cast on the 221B set! I might just keel over after that one, lol. I can't wait to meet them all, especially BENEDICT OMG.

And one of my 13 year old cats went missing for a day and a half. Turns out he snuck into the garage and then hid from me. He finally decided he'd had enough and asked to be let back into the house, lol. But I was relieved to find him, I'd looked everywhere.

The Pens are playing so badly they might not even make the playoffs. Unbelievable! We have the 2 best players in the world. The new coach is a huge disappointment.

So that's what's been going on with me recently. What are you all up to? No one seems to be on lj anymore :(

Hat trick!

Jun. 24th, 2014 09:32 pm
ailurophile6: (Sidney)
Congrats O Captain, my Captain!!

Sidney Crosby wins the Hart, Lindsay, and Art Ross trophies at the NHL Awards \o/


And I got a call to come back for a second interview at the ENT office tomorrow morning. That's good, right? :)
ailurophile6: (american flag)
Went to see the new XMen movie today. It was...ok. Not sure why everyone is raving about it, but whatever, lol. I prefer the Avengers, tbh.

Also, my mother and I went to our final Broadway Series show, Peter and the Starcatcher. We left at intermission :/

It was extremely difficult to understand because they had English accents and were talking really fast (my mother was wearing her new hearing aids and still could not follow it) and it was just not very we left.

I'm watching hockey now and am much happier :)

Not sure what I'm doing tomorrow except painting the bathroom vanity. But yay for 3 day weekends!

Have a great Memorial Day, my American friends!

Quick post

Apr. 13th, 2014 08:03 pm
ailurophile6: (star trek 40)
Leaving for yet another hockey game shortly. E's team is undefeated, playing in the semi final tonight and the final tomorrow am if they win. E has many goals/points \o/

Had a blast yesterday with Jonathan Frakes and Brent Spiner!



Also spoke with/saw Parker Stevenson (Hardy Boys!) and Cindy Williams (Shirley)

The Pens are playing Columbus in the first round of the hockey playoffs, starting Wednesday \o/ \o/ \o/

ailurophile6: (eh team)
Congrats to team Canada and Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz (who had 2 of the 3 goals in the game today!) on their gold medal in the Olympics!


Now, come home and get back to work! I miss my Pens! lol

ETA: You know you're a true hockey fan if you know all the lyrics to the Canadian National Anthem :D


Feb. 23rd, 2014 08:37 am
ailurophile6: (Sidney)
The best hockey player in the world scores a fantastic unassisted backhand goal to put Canada up 2-0 in the second period of the gold medal game!!


Damn, there is no player on the planet like our Sid!!


Feb. 13th, 2014 08:36 am
ailurophile6: (Geno)
So, I get up early to watch Olympic hockey.

USA v Slovakia

Only to discover they're showing RUSSIA v Slovenia at the exact same time!

WHY are you making me choose between Coach Dan and USA, and Russia/GENO?! Damn it, probably the only hockey I'll get to see and they're on at the same freaking time!

#firstworldproblems lol

In other news, I have decided to reactivate my Audiology license because apparently there is a shortage of Audiologists in Pittsburgh now.

I've had 2 interviews this week, and am hoping for second interviews next week. I might as well work full time in my field and make way more money since I can't find any other M-F daylight positions....

Fingers crossed one of these jobs works out!
ailurophile6: (yay)
on my day off, on which I cleaned house and shoveled snow :)

First, got a second interview at the job I interviewed for on Friday.

It's not ideal, BUT, I would only work every other weekend (one shift) and it has much better benefits than my current job.

It pays a little less, but instead of 10 paid days (no sick days, no holidays), this new job has FOUR WEEKS paid vacation (I've never had that much paid vacation!) and SIX sick days. The health insurance is less expensive as well.

I chose the midnight to 8 am shift so I would have evenings and weekends free, since in general the midnight shift has less pressure and that's one of the things I'm looking for at this point in my life, lol. There is also the possibility of an 8 am to 4 pm shift, which would be fine as well.

Best thing about it is I would not be chained to a desk/phone and have every minute of my day micromanaged!

Second, I filed my federal tax return and I'm getting over $1100 back \o/ That's more than I've gotten for a long time! I'm going to use it to pay my real estate/school taxes and my flight to Chicago :)

After the second interview I'll know if this job is something I can be comfortable doing and if I take it I'll post more about it.

Oh, and did anyone watch the Pro Bowl last night and think it was completely ridiculous?! I couldn't even choose a team to cheer for and seven or more turnovers?! (I stopped counting at 7!). SO STUPID. NEVER DO THAT AGAIN, NFL.

I get to watch the Pens game tonight! YAY!


Jan. 20th, 2014 10:37 am
ailurophile6: (Geno)
One of my favorite things :)

Yesterday Peyton defeated Satan to get to the Superbowl \o/ and Seattle defeated the hated 49ers to get there!

Go Broncos! I do love Peyton :D

And I just found out that I'm going to the Pens game tonight, with my brother in law \o/ Last year for Father's Day, my nephew Sean bought his dad a partial season ticket package, which I paid for (at the time because he didn't have a credit card). So, as a return favor, I get to go to a game :)

I get to see my beloved Pens in person. It's been a few years since I've gone to a game, so I'm excited!

My job continues to be ok, but the micro managing is killing me. I'm still looking for something else, because sometimes I just can't wait to get out of there. There's just so much information to learn and so much pressure to have expert stats even though we've only been on the phones a month. However, they keep telling me I'm doing well, even though I don't feel like I am.....ugh

It pays the bills, and as long as they don't fire me (lol, they're trying to figure out why people keep quitting, they can't fire anyone at this point) I'll have to stick it out until I find something else...

Happy MLK Day everyone! Hope you're all doing well :)
ailurophile6: (spartacus)
They just announced Manu Bennet for Dragon Con.


This is awesome!

And congrats to the Chicago Blackhawks on winning the greatest trophy in sports! \o/


May. 28th, 2013 07:34 am
ailurophile6: (holmes and watson bw)
While I impatiently wait for the Eastern Conference Final to start!!


The guys filming season three :D

(talk about waiting impatiently, LOL!)
ailurophile6: (holmes and watson)
Three weeks ago in NJ I purchased this autographed picture, which arrived today:


I don't know if I will ever meet either of these two wonderful men, but if I do, I won't worry about autographs, just photos with them ;)

I'm very happy to have this!

And if the Pens win tonight, they advance to round three, the Eastern Conference Finals, one step away from the Stanley Cup Finals.

ailurophile6: (boldly going nowhere)
So much going on right now, I'm just constantly hyped up LOL

Tomorrow I'm going to New Jersey for the Supernatural convention. Hurray for 4 day weekends \o/

Monday I'm going to see Iron Man 3

Star Trek Into Darkness comes out in a couple weeks, and I absolutely cannot wait!!

And the Pens are the top seed in the East. HOCKEY PLAYOFFS!! Best time of the year!

I need to go to bed early tonight, but I know I will not sleep, lol

I won't even talk about Sherlock filming right now, my head cannot handle it :)
ailurophile6: (sherlock and john phones)
Not sure if this is real, but it's awesome :)


Also, the playoffs started, and the Pens won game 1 handily :D

Go Kings!

May. 30th, 2012 07:27 pm
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