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For someone who doesn't get to hang out with friends much, having two back-to-back weekend plans with friends is almost too overwhelming, hahah (introvertlyfe). But I had two great weekends with friends, which I'm going to ramble about below. To keep it safe in my memory bank.
Coffee & Tea Festival - November 2nd
With so many tea fans as friends it's no wonder my friends wanted to go to this festival! It was held at the "Greater Philadelphia Expo Center", which is a small ways out of the actual city, and about 45 mins from my house.
So, I met ~skei, jimbly, dem-hips, and some other good peeps there on Saturday. I've been to this venue before *cough*dog shows*cough*, but on a larger scale. This was a small section of the expo center with about 40 vendors selling tea, coffee, honey, baked goods, and more.
We wandered around during the 3 or so hours we had there, tasting various drinks and had a last minute "must buy all the things". Or at least I did, as some of the others were returning the next day. I grabbed a few teas, some gifts, and some yummy yummy honey. Oh, and that delicious pumpkin cupcake! Super glad I went and got to see some frands! I guess I hadn't seen Skei in a long time, so I'm extra glad I went!
Attack on Princeton - November 9th/10th
So barnabunbun had invited me to an Attack on Titan gathering she was organizing in Princeton. It seemed like it would be a lot of fun, and although I only personally knew a few people before the shoot, I was able to meet a lot of good new peeps. So, the morning of the shoot, I got into costume and headed up to Princeton -- about an hour drive for me, normally. Thanks in great part to my stupid GPS, I arrived a good 45-50 mins late. I wasn't the only tardy one, though, and so we continued to gather more people even after I showed up (about 15-20 in total).
Taking over the Princeton campus, one building at a time.
As I wandered my way from the visitors' parking lot around campus to find the others, I stumbled upon a dorm room that made me feel right at home. That is, a large wall of windows covered in two huge Titan faces. That's when I knew I was in the right place. But no, hahah, seriously, it was the home of irlshingekiuniversity.-- who we met and, in fact, had an Eren cosplay and came to join us later. It was too funny, and we had to show all of our comrades the pictures on the walls.
gryfeathr was our only photographer who could make it, so she was such a trooper for spending all day (and night!) taking our pictures. We spent most of the time around the lovely buildings of the school, but as the daylight started to wane, we headed a short distance down the road to the Princeton battlefield.
OMG guys, we don't have time to be taking selfies, there's a Titan right behind us, we gotta go fight!!
There, we had some new-comers, and continued taking large group photos. It was rather cold, so we often huddled together in giant hug piles to stay warm, hahah. After the sun set completely, Gryfeathr brought out the flash and diffuser and took a few more cool shots in the dark! By the time we finally decided to call it quits, it was time for some food~~
I think this is everyone except our photographer and helper!
Unfortunately I couldn't go with everyone else to the diner because I already had plans to meet up with other frands: ~Skwinky , ~cafe-lalonde , shinjaninja, ~Janiekat, and kacielacie (who were ironically doing their own AoT shoot that weekend as well!). It was around 6 when I headed over to Skwinky's place where they all were waiting. I quickly changed out of costume so we could head over to SUSHI PALACE, omg. We did an all-you-can-eat menu, and got to choose a variety of appetizers and holy crap so many delicious, fancy sushi.
KacieLacie documents as we all prepare to attack the giant plate of sushi. We devoured this in less than 10 minutes.
After a very yummy and filling dinner, we went back to the apartment and just hung out. First everyone was playing Just Dance (not I, as dancing is not for me, lol) and then we watched Megamind (which I love). After chatting for a while afterwards, we finally head to bed late into the night.
We slept in a bit in the morning on Sunday, and then around noon we headed to downtown Princeton for some bubble tea! Yum! We also stopped at Subway to grab some lunch for later and Skwinky, JanieKat, and I said goodbye to the others who had to leave then. Such sweet sorrow. The three of us went back to Skwinky's place and hung out for a few hours until JanieKat and I went on our ways home. Oh, did I mention the BUNNY I got to pet all weekend? Caesar is such a good bun, only intensifying my desire for a bun of my own.
I had a lot of fun with everyone!! Very glad to get to see some of my friends, which tends to often only happen at cons and that fact really sucks. But now, I'm looking forward to buckling down and get back to sewing X'D
Pictures courtesy of friends, because, lol, I never take my own pics >.<