I'm back - soon - *S* - "You didn't hear about the polar bear?"
I'm back - soon - *S*|
Sorry for not updating at all ORC this weekend, but, as you can guess, it was very busy.
First things first: if you haven't already heard, I am now the contented owner of The One Jacket (aka, the much-worn, favorite leather jacket that Billy often wears). I went to the breakfast brunch that was held with Billy on Sunday, and they had several items donated by fans for silent auction there. Then a man showed up with 5 items donated by Billy: the script he used for "The Snowman", a square wooden saki "glass" signed by all the hobbits and a bright blue kimono-like jacket called a "hopay" [sic], both from the Toronto Premiere, a dark green t-shirt with a design on the front, spotted all over with black ink, with the word "Affliction" in white on the front, that was worn by Dom the previous night (*G*), and The One Jacket. I was just astounded that Billy was giving it up, despite missing buttons, a completely torn-up lining and all. I kept thinking "maybe he's just holding it for Billy?" But it went on the auction table.
They're boarding my plane! Anyway, I have it! And I had a great time here - talkto youall soon!
Miranda was lovely - so different from our rowdy, informal boys. Dressed beautifully in black, with black heels, lovely smile, and so on. It'll take me a while to get to her in my photos, but I think you'll like a few of them. And quiet_moments did get her to sign a photo for you! *S*
|Date:||January 23rd, 2006 06:08 pm (UTC)|| |
we concratulate you on your purchase, you'll be the envy of the clan, i bet*g*
miss you, come see belgium again soon?
Awwwww - thank you so much. And, hey - if I get the chance, I will!
YAY! OMG SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
No other words necessary :D
*L*! Yep, message is loud and clear - *LOL!* Thank you so much!
You have Billy's jacket! How fucking cool is that!
You have to have a photo with it on! Oh yes!! *nods enthusiastically*
What a sweet pic of Elijah in your icon!
And thanks! Somebody did take one, so maybe I'll post it sometime.
*L*!!!! Great icon!!!! And thank you - *S*.
You rock in ways that my mind cannot even begin to think to contemplate.
I think I shattered a glass somewhere squealing so loud when I heard you have that jacket now.
Now I can point at you and say "That's my Auntie Ros. She's got Billy Boyd's jacket." And then I'll be cool by proxi and people will stop throwing rocks at me in the street.
I'd sleep in it, that's what I'd do. And wear it all day every day.
Can't wait till you get back so I can quiz you on how things went (and I need to share M&C squee as well, and who better to do THAT with. *hugs you and your comments that are just the right mixture of insightfulness and squee*)
Man, can you tell I rather like you?
*squeezes you tight*
"Cool by proxy" - *L*!!! Does that mean you're crazy by proxy, too? No, I will NOT sleep in it (or with it)! But I will hug it once in a while - *S*.
Oooo - what M&C squeee????
Ho. Ly. Crap.
What does it smell like? Have you put it on? OMG OMG OMG
Like a leather jacket - *S* - and I'm too big; hopefully I'll lose enough weight one day. It's certainly an incentive! *S* But a lot of fangirls at the lunch had fun posing with it.
Oh... dear God.
I'll be in chicago for Spring Break... can I see it... will you be near there.
Can I stop on the way, or SOMETHING!
when is your spring break again? maybe we can find some way to lure her up into these parts :-)
wow that is beyond awesome!!!!!! well done you!!! Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!
*LOL*! Great Calvin icon!
*is watching TV and sees David Boreanaz in an ad for "Bones"*
Hey - somebody bought the "muppet Angel" doll from a vendor at the auction; have you seen it? It's cute!
*glomps you and bounces up and down with squee*
(shall I bring it to NY? *squee!*)
Auntie Ros that is SO EXTREMELY COOL!!!!! I was in a silent computer lab on campus when I read about it and squealed witout shame. :)
I hope you get back safely and I can't wait to see some pictures and here some reports from you!
((((((((hugs))))))))) Thank you so much. *G*
*dies and is dead*
That was YOU???? I saw that jacket posted on TheOneRing.net here
and thought "what a lucky person who can touch and smell and hold that jacket". Ok, now I need to make a pilgrimage to see you and to worship at the shrine of Billy's jacket.
?!?!?!?!?!?! What? I haven't seen LJ for 4, maybe 5 days - I had no idea! Thanks for the link - *S*.
*contemplates the power of Teh One Jacket to lure LJ friends to visit*
*rubs hands and laughs evilly*
Oh, and please don't die - you won't get to see it, then! *S*
Thank you - *S*.
Hey, somebody said you mentioned possibly going to ELF it's in NY; I hope you get to.
|Date:||January 23rd, 2006 09:09 pm (UTC)|| |
I still can't believe he gave up that jacket, but it couldn't have a better home! Congratulations, you are now the envy of every Billy fan 'round the world. :) Including me. hehe
I can't believe it either - although it's pretty damn near unwearable, so it does make sense. *G* Thank you!
|Date:||January 24th, 2006 12:21 am (UTC)|| |
Another reason to come out and visit ya! One of these days we need to get together and visit and take pics, etc....
One of these days!
|Date:||January 24th, 2006 02:17 am (UTC)|| |
Re: *high fives*
*L*! Now that's an idea... open up the "LOTR Shrine" as a museum, with the coat as a centerpiece... *G*.
|Date:||January 24th, 2006 01:22 am (UTC)|| |
Totally kewl!!! Congratulations!
*SQUEEE!* Thank you!
BTW - two people brought "Glen"'s to be signed - and I was so tempted to, myself, but it would have been tough to carry him and the camera/computer. So cute - not only did he sign his little purple shirt "Billy Boyd" (on the one I saw), but he wrote "Made in Japan" on his wrist! So glad I have one - *G*.
Way to go!!!!! Surprised I didn't hear your scream of joy all the way over here. :-) So happy for you!
What a beautiful Sam smile on your icon! *L* - and thank you!
p.s. I completely forgot where we left things on the Frodo print. Could you send me the cost and the best way to pay (check? paypal?) in an email? Thanks. And how are you doing?
OMG OMG OMG!
If I wasn't losing my voice you could've heard my squee across state lines.
That is just so frelling cool. Congratulations!
and I am one of the people who wonders what the jacket smells like...
...just smells like leather, I'm afraid... *G*
"frelling" - *L*!!!! You are SUCH a hoopy frood!
|Date:||January 24th, 2006 02:11 am (UTC)|| |
Thanks! I had no idea how it's spelled.
Congratulations, dearest Ros, I am SOOOO geeked that you won the One Jacket!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's better than serendipity, it's ... one of those things that happens because it Needs To.
I'm glad you had such a great time at ORC and I'm looking forward to any recaps you have time to post. *HUG* Have a safe trip home!!!!!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! *G*
Better look to other for info on the talks, though - I didn't take notes! Perhaps check out LJ ORC2006?
I just found out!!!!! WOO HOO!!! I'm so happy for you!!! I was so afraid that it went to someone who wasn't even a fan of Billy's, but I know you are. That is just sooooo awesomely cool!!!
Kunga and I can come together for that visit to the "Shrine of the Less Than Immaculate Jacket" :D :D :D
Blessings and more to you :)
*L*! That would be great!
And, you know, I'm so confused... I saw another Pearl Took did calligraphy of Billy's song as a gift for him... then I come back and see you posting... and thought that was you - but you and I went to the Nickel Creek concert together, right? There are two Pearl Tooks? Guess that's not too unusual... but I didn't know (or don't remember) that you also know Kunga! *L* - can you tell I'm confused after meeting so many people at the Con? Anyway, sorry for the mistake.
Wow!!!! I saw the jacket at ORC. It was definitely well worn. The bidding was well out of my price range. Congrats!! on winning the bid. Keep it secret! Keep it safe!
*L*! Will do, Gandalf!!! *salutes* I'll be wary of an Nazgirls who might be after it! *G*