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10 June 2017 @ 10:31 pm
In Canada  
Ok well I disappeared for a day because I'm now in Canada and have been very busy. I'm so tired but I guess in a good day. The drive from New York was not great. Terrible roads that were so bouncy and then I got stopped at the border. I knew I would I had a feeling. They searched my car and opened all my bags and moved all my seats around. I think the problem was what I had expected. That the car was not in my name. I told them it was registered to Chris and I had permission to drive it though between us it's my car. I didn't have to show them the paperwork but I guess they found it when going through my things because suddenly everything was ok. It was nerve wracking though. I have never done this and they made a mess of my nicely organized trunk. I have no doubt getting back into the United States will be no problem since I'm a resident in excellent standing with a perfect driving record. Everyone told me crossing the boarder was easy. Ha I knew it would not be. I just knew it. BUT I was right about almost no traffic at the Ogenberg Prescot bridge. So if I hadn't been stopped it would have been fast and easy. Here's my drive over the bridge for those of you that have not seen it. Again very sorry about the gross bug guts in the center. I had no idea that happened right in front of my camera. I'm upset about it because this isn't something I could film again.

So I got to my hotel and it's so pretty. It was nice to rest for a bit that Friday. Gamma finally got home from School and it was nice to go visit her at her house. Not counting traffic I'm living only 10 minutes away or so.

But today was and EXCELLENT day. I got up early and took advantage of the free breakfast here. I had milk and cereal. Then when Gamma was up she texted me and I went to pick her up. Oh but before that. My car was disgusting. I was sick of it being covered in bug guts, pine needles and pollen. I went to a self serve car wash but they didn't take credit cards only cash. I don't have any Canadian money so that didn't work at all. Wasted time. Luckily Gamma's mom let me use a sponge, some dish soap and I washed the car as fast as I could in the drive way. Oh it wax great to take off in a shinny clean car after that. BTW totally off topic but this unit converter app has been amazing on this trip.
I've mostly used it for currency conversion but it works great for temp conversion too.

So then we took off to this country road. It was amazing. The day was great. The weather report said rain all day but it was the total opposite. It was just sunny and beautiful. I got to wear my shorts today it was so nice. And the best thing is we found Gamma's target bird the Bobolink. New lifer for both of us. But I was so happy she got them after searching for this bird so long. Her nemesis bird at last gotten. And we saw lots of them. I have taken a lot of pics today but again I'm too tired to post them. Perhaps tomorrow.

Then we came to my hotel and rested a bit. Then we took off again to eat. Gamma suggested a placed called Tim Hortons which is in a gas station. I got a chicken sandwich there and it was pretty good. Found out Fanta bottles are a different shape in Canada too. Then we came back home the rest of the day. We watched the movie ConAir. I'm glad she liked that and it was fun to analyze the characters for their personality types. We then walked around the yard of my hotel and got some pics of birds. I found this cool dead tree that look like the Monsters Inc monster named Josh Rivera. I will post a pic sometime. Then we watched the ep of Voyager The Thaw. FINALLY. I've been dying for her to see that ep as most of the raptors have seen it. It's the episode with Fear. It's so well done and well I was captivated by this ep about five years ago and you see what an inspiration it has been for my version of Fear.


Gord would love this ep because they kill Fear at the end.

We also drew while here both on my computer's photo shop as well as on paper. Then I took her home. So tomorrow we plan to meet up. Not sure what time. It's up to Gamma she'll text me when she wakes up. So perhaps tomorrow we will game and watch more stuff and draw. Mostly stay indoors this time. Oh I love waking up to the sounds of Canada geese flying over head. I saw a huge flock of them coming up from New York and it was amazing. I got pics of that too. I'm also loving all the robins on this trip. Well we Floridians don't get robins except in late winter around Jan and Feb and then they go north and are gone all year. They are such a large song bird and I love their shape. But then the thrush family is one of my fave bird families anyway. I like just about every type of thrush I have seen. Robins, blue birds and red legged thrush.

Oh one last thing. I noticed in New York that these two guys were hanging around my window just talking and smoking. So annoying go away. Of all the windows why stand around mine? And then here in Canada same thing. People would just hang out by my door and talk. WTF? Go away. Why don't they stand in front of there doors? Why mine. So many doors to choose from they stand and talk in front of my door. Today Gamma and I got scared. Some strange man knocked on the door. We weren't going to open it. Just us two girls. We hid in the bath room haha. Chris called during all this and we felt better talking to him. Next time I'll call the office. No one should be knocking on my door. I don't know anyone here. When I was getting ready to take Gamma home a few hours later there was this huge Asian family standing by my door again. Like 7 people talking in some other language. WTH? I couldn't give enough death stares. Get away from my door and my car! Oh!!! It was at that point I realized what was going on and I guess I can't get too mad about it. It's my Jeep. Everyone hangs out around my Jeep because of the Scary Fear art. Not only does it turn heads it will attract attention. I knew this going in but I didn't know it would be this bad. I knew I'd get tons of attention when I do the Jurassic Park theme but wow this is crazy. I'm going to have to get used to it. They were smiling so they all liked it. Death stares can't be retracted but well still annoying when they are in my way and I can't leave my room and then they are in my way again that I can't get to my car door. I think they were surprised when a short girl got in that car. It's not owned by a scary looking guy. I know I don't at all look the type for the dark stuff I'm into and my dark personality. I'm light on the outside but dark on the inside. Luckily when I got home today someone as in my spot so if people congregate into a convention around my Jeep this time it will be at one of my neighbors and not my door. Ok I now realize my Jeep is a celebrity.
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jokerforever: pic#127692662jokerforever on June 11th, 2017 06:32 am (UTC)
Welcome to the real life celebrity world! I can imagine how annoying it was to have all these people hanging around your door and your jeep, though it does make sense as the Master of Terror himself is on the front of the jeep. That's all one thing though the stranger who was knocking on your door is certainly where I would draw the line, pretty suspicious even when factoring the Jeep in the equation. I can see how the initial drive from NY to Canada was rather hectic as well considering traffic.
Otherwise I'm glad you and Gamma had a nice day overall, seeing the bobolinks must've been a nice sight
btw, off topic, you actually appeared in my dream last night. Rather similar to your dream I was in as we were in a college setting only we were studying in a library or something.

Edited at 2017-06-11 06:54 am (UTC)
Desthagirion on June 11th, 2017 12:23 pm (UTC)
Even though I knew I would get more attention I didn't know how much and I was no prepared for it. Being a total introvert this will take some getting used to. But yes knocking on my door is not cool. They need to leave me alone when I'm having privacy.

It's been great. I will post some videos here tonight as well as photos. Yesterday was just amazing.

Oh cool thanks for telling me. That's great you've now dreamt about me. HEY I just realized your icon is the new colors for spite. He looks great! The different greys set him apart from each other so he doesn't vanish into his coat or BG. Great job. I look forward to seeing the whole thing when I get home.
jokerforever: Spite's Smilejokerforever on June 13th, 2017 03:11 am (UTC)
I imagine so, I guess having such a cool looking ride does have it's ups and downs. A few years younger I thought about having a black car with Marvel's Venom's spider symbol on the back and mouth on the front. Though I do have a black car now I'm not sure I'll bother decorating my car with such now after hearing this.

Thanks! Though I'm not sure I'll bother officially posting it since it's merely an experiment with one of my older posts I'm already preferring Spite's new colors over his old colors. I actually uploaded a new user pic here with shine on his teeth that I was hoping to edit in my last comment but apparently LJ won't let me do that after comment has been replied, curses foiled again XD Well I'll just use it here then.
Desthagirion on June 13th, 2017 11:27 am (UTC)
Yeah it will definitely draw unwanted attention to I have found. But I think it's worth it. You could do it or better yet make your own character art.

I love how this icon looks. Yeah once someone replies you can't edit. But you can replace icons by deleting them and uploading them and renaming them exactly the same way.
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Desthagirion on June 11th, 2017 12:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Glad to hear from you too. Yes that was annoying but glad it's over. It's all been good though. Yes so many bugs got splattered on my car. Luckily I was able to wash it at Gamma's house. The app is wonderful for currency converting.

Here is the whole ep. Feel free to download. It does not work for me on Media Player. There's no sound for some reason. But it worked for me in other players like VLC so I hope you won't have any problems. This is a very good ep only Fear was ENFP and not INTP.
But he was excellent as an irrational Fear.

Oh that first pic is what I saw. I don't get why they screw up Fanta in other countries. It's not orange juice it's orange soda. Our bottles are different but I should pick some up and try it. I love seeing the Canada geese here.

I'm going to have to get used to the attention my Jeep draws now. But yes the stranger at the door was not cool. Glad he went away. Yes he's definitely a celebrity now.
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Desthagirion on June 12th, 2017 01:31 am (UTC)
No prob. How annoying it didn't work but glad it finally did for you on the site itself. I wonder why the sound is so screwed up? Anyway, yes this is my fave Voyager ep and this made an impression on me long before I saw IO. I have had an idea for a Fear monster for a while actually and almost made one of my 11 into Fear but ditched that idea because planet demons are too weak for such a power. I hadn't fully developed Life Ancients back then. So this ep was something that really inspired me. This Fear was a feeling type. ENFP, but still they got everything else about him right and portraying him as irrational Fear was done very well I think. Yes it's a shame he died. That's where my Fear would disagree that his purpose is NOT to be defeated. His purpose is to protect OR to terrorize depending on his mood and the victim succumbs to it either way. Scary Fear is in this to win and control not to be defeated. That part I thought was silly.

The Orangina bottle looks so cool. That's what I don't like about these other versions of Fanta. Why have juice in it. It's supposed to be soda. Eurpeans and Canadians are missing out. I'll give it a try but it bugs me because it's supposed to be pure artificial goodness. I thought Fanta was American too as it's distributed by Coca Cola.

Oh that's awesome. Funny I was the opposite. I thought the cyber demon was the easiest while the final spider boss was the hardest for me. And those robot twins were hard until I figured out their pattern. BFG is awesome for sure. Anyway, I love the Cyberdemon in my story. He starts off as a villain but then becomes a powerful ally to Pyranax. I must write the story down in outline form because I fear I have forgotten some of my own ideas.
actipton80actipton80 on June 11th, 2017 10:04 am (UTC)
I'm sorry you had people talking loud outside your door and window, but I guess that just comes with having such unique artwork on your Jeep.

That's also good that you and Gamma both got a new bird for your life lists. And you have seen so many robins on this trip.
Desthagirion on June 11th, 2017 12:36 pm (UTC)
Yeah I need to get used to that. I guess I'll just park a few doors down so I can still see it but people should leave my door alone now.

Yes this has been a great trip for birds and for just fun nerdy things.
kabuldurkabuldur on June 12th, 2017 10:36 am (UTC)
I can see the road was bumpy. Maybe because not such a main road?

That sucks that you were searched. There was no way you would have anything contraband. I'm thinking maybe crooks go this back way and that's why they search people.

Still, that was an awesome bridge crossing! (Except for the bug. Stoopid bug.) I have never been on a bridge that goes that far. I like how your tyres sounded on the entry and exit of the bridge.

That's cool that you had so much fun with Gamma. But that sucked that people smoked and talked outside your door and window. That would suck so much. Good that your Jeep is a celebrity, though. I think people might be more friendly in Canada and think it is all right to go up to a stranger and talk to them. Too dangerous to open the door to one, though. It could be anyone!

How awesome that you and gamma got another bird for your life list. Cool that you got to see a lot of robins, too. It must have been awesome to hear the Canada geese going overhead, too.
Desthagirion on June 13th, 2017 11:30 am (UTC)
Yeah it was a bit bumpy. I'm tempted to come back this way.

Lots of cars were stopped actually. It might have had to do with my car not being in my name which I knew would give me problems. OR the guards were so bored because they don't get the traffic the other bridges do so maybe they stop everyone. There were other cars. Ha yes I've picked up so many stupid bugs on these interstates. Can't keep it clean. I like the sounds of the tires to. I find it interesting some people say this is scary but I wasn't scared. The guards were scarier.

Gotta go. I might edit this later and finish the comment.
kabuldurkabuldur on June 15th, 2017 10:13 am (UTC)
I read that you went another way and it worked out better. So yay! We got to see enough of the bridge, so it's okay. The bug would only have blurred out any vehicle in front of you, which we weren't interested in anyway (unless it was a cool vehicle).

Maybe they stopped all cars.

I find that bugs 'accumulate' at sunset, so try to avoid driving at those times.

I would definitely agree that the guards were scarier than the drive!

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Des: INTJ Death Starethagirion on June 16th, 2017 11:44 am (UTC)
Yes I was glad when they let me go and I was able to cross the border. Hum, I don't know. I recently found out we INTJ's have two death stares. One intentional and one unintentional. Your comment reminded me that when we think we look mean. It's rather funny. I asked Chris if I do this and he said yes. I had no idea.
But yes Scary Fear was meant to grab attention. I just didn't expect some of the annoying side effects about it. Haha. I'm so glad she got the Bobolink. I was happier for her than for me.
Anyway here's the video.
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Des: INTJ typicalthagirion on June 16th, 2017 03:52 pm (UTC)
Glad you liked that. He had some good stuff and I watched a lot too but then decided not to subscribe. I forget why but there was something about him I didn't like. This was months ago. But then INTJ's have a hard time getting along with each other because we are dominant and competitive. I'm so glad I get along well with Roller and AudeS. That's kind of rare. Yep I too am pretty oblivious to obvious emotional expressions. Chris as an INTP with Fe notices but I do not. I also do not care. He says things like, "Did you noticed you angered that guy?" "I did? No I did not. Well he' stupid to get mad." or "He deserved it." is my typical cold response. I don't put too much stock in the whole assertive/turbulent. It's a new category someone made up so I do not find it to be viable.
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Des: Mr. Burns INTJthagirion on June 16th, 2017 08:55 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you like it. Yes I think we INTJ's are one of the most complex types and definitely the rarest.