Wellllll I tried to go home today, but It Happened in Detroit so I am stuck in Atlanta until Thursday afternoon, apparently. I've never been to Georgia outside of the airport before! It's nice here. I don't really know how to describe it besides "deciduous," but it's definitively not the Bay, and not San Diego, and not Ann Arbor.
It's also a testament to the enduring power of "Kalliel is not allowed to travel anywhere" though at least this time no one else can travel anywhere, either, so I'm not alone! (FINALLY.) And while I maybe randomly stuck in Atlanta for two days, it is also a testament to the enduring power of fandom, because a good fandom friend of many, many years, kuchren, has kindly taken me in for the duration. <3 These are not the circumstances under which I envisioned our first-ever IRL meeting, but hey, there you go. And the university sent an e-mail saying no one was going to be dropped from their classes for not attending the first day due to weather complications, so yay. Because uh, I'm missing my entire first week. :F
Actually getting to Detroit on Thursday, and finding my baggage, and then getting to Ann Arbor will probably be a separate shitstorm unto itself, but for now I cannot have hoped for this inconvenience to be as convenient as it is.
We also saw the second Hobbit movie tonight; way better than the first one! Super fun and cinematic--I didn't even think it was two hours over-long, but I guess that may also be a function of being very fond of suspending reality and indulging in a little escapism right now, haha. My only complaint-ish would be all that Kili/Tauriel, which did feel a bit long. XP I liked Tauriel well enough on her own, though. I LIKED THE BARRELS VERY MUCH. BARREL RIDING. BARREL RIDERS.