I'm back in Eltham and I am a tad chilly. Might need to put on my sweatshirt, or my heating. Whatever's easier to be honest. Today was grand because Sibling came home and we went to Nan's to give her some birthday cheer since it's her birthday on Tuesday. Celebrations, woo! Sorry, I've just ate pizza, I am feeling the lurrrve!
Yesterday there was so much lurrrve. Myself and my Asian Mom (Ruby) woke up before the sun had even risen so we could get to Bluewater hella early for the Queen that is Grace Helbig. I woke up at 5am, folks! 5AM! Well, 5:09am because I couldn't hear my alarm.. Oh yeah, my hearing came back this morning. Strange, but wonderful!! Back to yesterday though. So I woke up hella early, got ready quickly and rushed out for the bus. There's a lot of buses at that time, which surprised me. Why can't it always be like that? I got on the bus and I was like 'hey, even though I've only just started trying makeup, now would be an appropriate time to apply eyeliner...' Hahahaha. Oh me! Yes, I tried it and failed spectacularly. I had to give up in the end because I had poked my eye like a million times. Woof. Also, a lot of people argue with the bus driver early in the morning - why can't people just put money on their Oyster cards? It got so annoying that I got off early and hopped on a train for only one stop. Worth it though.
Then Ruby and I met and it was cold, so we got on the DLR so we could get to Stratford International pretty quickly. Still cold, but we had jam and margarine sandwiches that my mom prepared for us. So we ate that as we waited for the train (We had to buy tickets because Oyster cards are non-existent in this place we were going - praise the National Railcard!) My mom was pretty ill, so makeup was required to fix the paleness. Still rocked it better than my botched eyeliner.. The journey was pretty quick, we got to the place and hopped on a bus (which you can pay on!) that took us straight to Bluewater. My goodness it was beautiful when we got there - castles, ducks - the whole shebang! The bridge, on the other hand, was so slippy that we nearly slipped. Ahh, the things we do for Grace!
Now we're inside. Whoa. We were lost. Things were so unclear in there. The maps didn't help at all! We needed to find Waterstones, but that was a challenge in itself. Jeez, it's a good thing we got there early because that would've really delayed things dramatically if we got there later! Eventually we found it and there was about 20 people in front of us. We actually befriended one of them, which was pretty awesome - this fandom is the best kind of fandom! We're like a family, scattered all across the globe that unite in our love for Grace! We had a long wait till the actual signing, but it gave us a time to write her a note, which I brilliantly dictated. First paragraph includes the world famous '#DontfuckthePortugueseGuy' - she gave us tips, I do the same for her! It was so exciting waiting though and chatting to other fans - so much talent around us! I enjoyed spending time with my mom, who was in pain (back pain, long story), but I think the excitement and Tomás made things better for her. Whoa, as it got closer, whoa.
THEN IT HAPPENED. I SAW GRACE HELBIG IN THE FLESH!! SHE IS SO TALL, SO LOVELY, SO KIND AND SHE MADE THIS DEPRESSED WOMAN SO UNCONTROLLABLY HAPPY! SHE THOUGHT MY EYELINER LOOKED PRETTY AND SHE LAUGHED AT MY AMAZEMENT AT HER HEIGHT. SHE SIGNED MY BOOK, HUGGED ME SO MUCH THAT I FELT LIKE SHE HAD GIVEN ME MY SOUL BACK AND WE TOOK PICTURES TOGETHER. MY GOD I FANGIRLED SO HARD. EVEN IF IT WAS SHORT, IT WAS THE GREATEST EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE THAT WILL STAY WITH ME FOREVER. JUST LIKE THE FLAMINGO HAT WE GOT FOR HER. I LOVE GRACE SO MUCH!!
After that, we went to Giraffe and had lunch, I went veggie and had a vegetarian brunch, which was rather nice. Veggie sausages are splendid. By this point, Ruby's back got worse and it looked as if she was in labour. Whilst we were queing, I had to buy her a heat pad that didn't seem to be that effective. So for the rest of our day, I managed to convince everyone around us that she was in labour. It was hilarious - her breathing, the waddling. It's the only silver lining in her pain. Hopefully things should get better soon and it's nothing serious. Send love, folks!
So yes, that was my day yesterday. It was a graceful day.. Geddit?