Oi! I'm going to London Mates!

MaddieJoy's picture

We had a block party today. I planned out a ton of carnival games and prizes but all the kids wanted to do was bounce in the bouncy castle. However, I had a trick up my sleeve...I am an extremely talented makeup artist. So I sat down, drew up a second chair, broke out the face paint and soon every one of those kiddos had an MJoy masterpiece on their face. I did 1 cheetah, 2 cats, 3 patriotic butterflies, 1 dolphin, 2 flowers, 2 moustaches (1 w/ matching goatee), 1 Spiderman, and 1 Yoda (an adorable little kid who also got an R2-D2 on his arm). They looked pretty cute running around like that. :)
I also started putting out my name as a babysitter, so I hope to make some money off of that. This one really nice Russian lady talked to me while her son (we'll call him Yoda) climbed on chairs and even gave me a hug! He was the most adorable little boy and his sister "Kitty" is in to all the same toys and games that I was at her age. Apparently the woman told my mom that she "never lets ANYONE watch [Yoda], but Maddie has the secret." That's $12/hour that I will really need because...
I'M GOING TO LONDON!!!!!!!!
That's right, this November my dad is flying me to London for a weekend just so that I can go to the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary celebration. I had to give up my Sweet 16, and I have to pay for our Deluxe TARDIS Tickets ($290 altogether) myself, and I'll miss my mom's birthday, but it's worth it.
Matt Smith is confirmed, so I'll either get an autograph or a photo with him. And I'm hoping that David Tennant shows up, because then I can use my dad's single reservation to get a photo with him. Each guest only gets 1 autograph or photo, so I would have to cheat to get Matt & David (or, as I call him, my husband). Of course, there may also be companions present in which case my whole game plan changes...
My dad just came in to look at hotels and schedules. He's almost as freaked as I am and he doesn't even watch DW. I am SO psyched. Now I just need to make more than $300 in less than 5 months. And put together a costume. And figure out how to fit PJs, the costume, and extra clothes in a backpack with my dad's PJs & extra clothes. And plan my intimate birthday get-together in such a way that it will be as awesome as a huge Sweet 16. I think it's doable :)
For any other Whovians out there who may be in the Heathrow area this November, here's the link: http://celebration.doctorwho.tv/tickets
But don't buy all the tickets; I need some ;)
'Night
MJ

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jeff's picture

Hmm...

I recently had a former Oasis member admit that he watched Torchwood, he seemed a bit embarrassed. That said, the allure of Dr. Who has always eluded me, everytime I get an e-mail from ThinkGeek and see all of their Dr. Who swag, I'm confounded, heh.

But, have fun. I think Dr. Who was represented in this opening number at LeakyCon, though (which I only watched because Anthony is a friend, heh):

Of course, I may only adore this because of my Broadway geekdom?

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MaddieJoy's picture

embarassed?

I love Torchwood, & I'd only be embarrassed if my dad found out I watched Episode 2...
Anyway, DW isn't for everyone. I just like it because it's a nice escape. My friend Dagny & I joke that she'll be my companion when I'm the Doctor.

"Omar solas--good news has no clothes."
--Neelix

hellonwheels's picture

did you guys know...

torchwood is anagram of doctor who? I know, mind=blown. haha.

Mental wounds not healing, driving me insane, i'm goin' off the rails on a crazy train- the ozzman

MaddieJoy's picture

omg

that's weird isn't it? actually I already knew that though. Do you like Torchwood or DW?

"Omar solas--good news has no clothes."
--Neelix

hellonwheels's picture

I like both...but I like the original doctor who...

I kinda grew up with it @ the ski hill and it never left my brain....lol. I have only seen a few episodes of torchwood, but I like that the main character is gay (or bi) and openly so in a few scenes....but yeah, I could see myself getting into torchwood as well. I am not a big sci fi guy though.

Mental wounds not healing, driving me insane, i'm goin' off the rails on a crazy train- the ozzman