ailurophile6: (benedict)
So even tho they didn't get any leads for this con, I went anyway. I wanted to see Amanda Abbington, who cancelled 2 days before the con :/ I did get to see Benedict's parents, who were lovely and really liked my Dr. Strange tshirt, lol.

My autographs:
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My photo ops:
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Saw a few very good panels but it was not a very busy con because I am not a teenager entertained by cosplay, karaoke, or dance parties :/

Lots of filler to make up for the lack of really good guests. I'm going to Birmingham in October, hoping they'll get Benedict. I'll be seeing Martin's new play while I'm there because I do not expect him to ever do a con. Fingers crossed Amanda is there!
ailurophile6: (johnlock corner)

Looks like Mary has turned bad again. GOOD, they'd better kill her off!!
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?!


Dec. 30th, 2015 05:46 pm
ailurophile6: (i am sherlocked)
The UK Sherlock con was announced today: 9/23-9/25

That means I will most likely not be going to the last Stargate con

I'll miss seeing my friends. We'll have to have our own get togethers from now on!
ailurophile6: (sherlock season three)
more btc )
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 :(


Feb. 15th, 2015 08:14 am
ailurophile6: (i am sherlocked)
I just found out that Sasha Roiz cancelled for Cleveland this coming weekend :( but they added Adrian Paul! So, we're going just Saturday now (it's a short drive) to see Adrian, Karen Gillan, and Shatner.

This saves me from a hotel charge and I can use the money for Sherlocked: The Event!!!!!!!!

YES, I AM GOING to the first Sherlock con. London, April 24th-26th. (Happy Birthday to me!)

AND I BOUGHT THE PLATINUM TICKET! This means in person autographs from and photo ops with all guests. Benedict is going to be there!!! Also Moffat and Gatiss, and I can't wait to see who else they add.

(And congrats to Ben and Sophie on their marriage yesterday!)

I also get a photo on the set (TBD) and a seat in the front. I'm so excited!! If they announce one in the states I'm going to that one too, I can afford it.

I'm still going to see Hamlet in October, too, because that ticket is non refundable.

Nathan Fillion was announced for Wizard World Pittsburgh \o/ He was in Toronto a few years ago when I was there, but his lines were way too long. I'm hoping to get to meet him here :)

It snowed all day yesterday so I just cleaned and did laundry and cleared out the DVR, lol. Today I get to shovel the driveway and watch hockey :)

Hope you're all having a warm and fun weekend!!
ailurophile6: (holmes/watson acd era)
Seems like no one is around these days. I'm here every day, posting to [ profile] hewlett_daily if nothing else....

Finally caught up on everything on my DVR yesterday, lol. With hockey season in full swing, I record almost everything I want to watch.

Today I'm going to see my nephew E play in his third consecutive PIHL All Star Game. He's a senior, so this will be his last (high school) all star game. GO E! \o/

Tomorrow I'll be trying to get a ticket to Sherlock: The Event in London April 24-26th!! I'm going all out on this (happy bday to me!) so wish me luck! However, this is only happening if they have Ben and/or Martin signed on.

Believe it or not, they are not announcing any guests until the tickets go on sale! Crazy London people!! :/

I'm still going in October too, but probably not for a whole week.

Julian continues to keep my old cats on their toes! He and Jack have a great time playing every morning. Amazingly, they haven't broken anything! lol

In 2 weeks I'm going to Cleveland to see Sasha Roiz (Renard on Grimm) and some hobbits and dwarves ;)

In mid April, Steel City Con here in Pgh has NOAH WYLE!!!! I'm doing the photo op and autograph. LOVE Falling Skies and The Librarians :)

Also going to Chicago in August for Stargate (no DHew makes me sad) and Dragon Con in September.

Wizard World is having a con here in Pgh the weekend after DC. Can't wait to see who they get!

And I've seen 7 of the 8 movies nominated for Best Picture. Boyhood better not win, it's the worst of them. I still say The Imitation Game should win simply for the entertainment factor and terrific performances. Or The Grand Budapest Hotel, which is a great movie! I know Benedict is not going to win, but Michael Keaton BETTER WIN best actor; he gave the performance of his life in Birdman!

So, what are you all up to? What do you think of the Oscar race?!

And if anyone is ever coming to Pgh, or wants to go to a con here, please let me know!


Nov. 25th, 2014 12:16 pm
ailurophile6: (holmes and watson bw)
Amanda just tweeted this pic "And so the Christmas special begins"



I am flailing at work LOL


Oct. 12th, 2014 09:09 am
ailurophile6: (holmes and watson bw)
As a treat to myself because my new job is going so well and I'm making so much more money now than I have for 3 years, I bought these:


Ridiculously expensive and unfortunately not the signed versions that are sold out, but awesome \o/

I also preordered the box set of Blu Rays/DVDs with the busts, lol.

I'm just a little obsessed :)

I've also been spending a little here and there on practical items, like new dishes and flatware, cookware, bedding, towels, etc that were sorely needed but I just didn't want to spend money on. I'm saving a lot too, so I can get some new flooring and doors (thanks to my cats who have scratched the hell out of my interior doors). Can't do that stuff until I'm able to take time off next year. My six months probation is up in January, and I've already been told to fill out the health insurance paperwork asap so it will go into effect in January (guess that means I get to stay, lol), so I'll be able to take a couple vacation days to have workers at my house.

I reconnected with some high school friends this week, which was very nice. Spent yesterday at an outdoor craft show (my feet are killing me! lol) and today will be spent watching football \o/

How are all of you?!


Aug. 25th, 2014 09:23 pm
ailurophile6: (i am sherlocked)


BENEDICT WINS AN EMMY FOR SHERLOCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Well deserved recognition for a fabulous show!!!!
ailurophile6: (i am sherlocked)
So, today we drove 3 hours to Columbus to see the Sherlock Holmes Exhibition.

It was pretty cool :) In addition to memorabilia from the major adaptations, there were books, letters, and video of ACD.

There were exhibits about the scientific methods Holmes used, and information about the new methods used to solve crime.

Best of all, there was a 'crime scene' that you got to analyze and perform scientific experiments about to help solve it. Totally cool!

It took about 2 hours to go through, and then we went through the rest of COSI. And then we drove 3 hours home (well, I did all the driving, lol).

I wish I could have taken pictures inside, but they weren't allowed.

My favorite exhibit was the one with the pink suitcase, the C4 vest, and the Hounds sign from Sherlock:


(you can only see the top of it here, best I could find)

I did buy some souvenirs as well, including the Exhibition Guide and a magnifying glass like the one Benedict used in Sherlock.

It was worth the trip ;)

Fic rec!

Jul. 3rd, 2014 08:04 pm
ailurophile6: (js wedding)
I rarely make fic recs, but if you ship Johnlock, go read this very amusing little story at AO3

Now, Was That So Hard? by lucybun
(1789 words)

ailurophile6: (i am sherlocked)
Yes, I'm happy to find out that Sherlock Season 4 (and a special!) will be filming next year. Glad to not have to wait so long for more episodes :)

Not that I don't love her, but I'm hoping Mary is dealt with for good in the special; I have no idea how they're going to deal with the baby :/

Haven't done much this week, since it's my vacation before starting the new job (I did go over yesterday to help out with some new testing and equipment at one of the locations). Just reading, watching Netflix streaming, shopping. Saw Jersey Boys the other day (long, not that great, but mom wanted to see it). Might go to the movies today too.

Cookout tomorrow at my brother's for the holiday \o/.

I deleted my tumblr to try and get away from fandom madness (I won't go into the many reasons that I do not like tumblr, lol). I unfollowed some fandom related twitter accounts as well, because it was getting a little ridiculous at my age LOL

Looking forward to the Chicago Stargate con next month. I might buy a gold or silver seat if I can find a good one for a decent price (not that I need more autographs!) and I will be bidding on David's Meet & Greet for sure (since I now have a decent paying job!).

That's my exciting life :)

Hope all my American friends have a great Independence weekend (yay for 3 day weekends!)!
ailurophile6: (defiance)
Season premiere tonight at 8 pm EST on SyFy, followed by the series premiere of Dominion.

(For those, like me, who cannot keep track of all of the 'summer series premieres'!)

Also, the Critic's Choice awards are on the CW tonight. Sherlock, Benedict, Martin and Fargo are all nominated :)


May. 12th, 2014 07:30 am
ailurophile6: (sherlocked)
is sometimes pretty amazing. And for a TV show. Are there any other TV shows that inspire such devotion worldwide?! I still don't understand why some people do not like it, but they're the ones missing out...

ailurophile6: (johnlock wedding default)
found on FB

ailurophile6: (johnlock wedding default)
For the Johnlock shippers, myself included, [ profile] daasgrrl made this superb wedding video :D

ailurophile6: (holmes and watson bw)
Just a heads up to anyone who was thinking about downloading the Sherlock files from my dropbox:

I am going to delete them from Dropbox in a few days, so please download asap.

If you did not see or don't have access to those posts, comment and I'll get you the links.

If you need me to leave them up past Monday, comment and let me know.

ailurophile6: (johnlock wedding default)
The Holmes family!!


Drunk John and Sherlock, holding hands, awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!




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