Jan. 23rd, 2013

erynn: Gaelic merman image (Oracle at Seattle)
There was no AFK today. Instead I got commandeered to take my sweetie and her mom down to Seattle, where they wanted to go up into the Space Needle.

I've been living in the area since 1981 and this is the first time I've done so. We got there a little before 5pm and grabbed a bite to eat first, so it was dark by the time we made the ascent. I found the whole thing kind of creepy, the way the elevator's on the outside of the structure, and just kind of pressed myself into the back of it until we got to the top. I was okay on the observation deck, for the most part, because it doesn't feel like I'm going to accidentally trip and fall off the thing.

We wandered around a bit and I pointed out some of the things around the area to [livejournal.com profile] gra_is_stor's mom. After we got done there, we and her sister and the sister's boyfriend went out to his place in Carnation to have dinner and watch a movie. He turns out to live maybe a mile from where I did in 2004 when I was renting Bj and SJ's double-wide out there between West Seattle and moving in here.

The movie for the night was War Horse, which was pretty good. A lot of my fangirl friends were all over it because it has Benedict Cumberbatch (from Sherlock) and Tom Hiddleston (Loki in the Avengers) in it for a while. It's a WW1 movie about a kid who raises a horse, and his father sells it to the British Army to try and save their farm. The movie for the most part deals with the horse's various adventures from its birth until the end of the war. There are sniffly, tear-kerking moments galore, for those prone to them. I liked it okay, though it wasn't the sort of thing I would likely have watched on my own.

After that, we headed back here. Her mom and sister are heading back to Boston tomorrow and are going down to the Seattle Aquarium before they head for the airport. I have shrinkage tomorrow, so I'll be at the VA.

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