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cleito_atlantis
29 September 2007 @ 02:40 pm
Hey Everyone
 
Its been awhile since I have sent everyone an email, so I thought it was about time I catch you all up!!
 
Ok so the last time I wrote I was about to go overseas and was also awaiting the imminent arrival of my new niece or nephew, so I guess we should start with that!
 
Firstly I should announce the arrival of my newest nephew!!
My older sister Jana gave birth to her second child, 4 months ago, his name is Ryan Daniel and he is just gorgeous!!
His arrival was not easy, Jana was in labour for 18 hours, worse still for her at 9pd 11oz he was not a little baby!!! But he is healthy and happy and progressing well!!
 
Best of all he was a very considerate boy and waited until 4 days after his Aunty Erin got back from overseas to make his entrance! I was worried the whole time I would miss it, but I didn’t, I was even lucky enough to be in the birthing suite just minutes after he was born!! Here are some pictures of my beautiful boy!!

Ryan and Aunty Erin




















    Ryan and Aunty Erin

My other exciting news is my fantastic trip overseas!! I have never had so much fun in my life, it was so great doing something for myself, though I do have to say thank god I went with such a great group of friends, it wouldn’t have been the same without them!!!
 
Vancouver was first…all I can say is thank god it was so beautiful, cause if it hadn’t been so amazing I don’t think the plane trip would have been worth it!!! It was almost 24 hours between our leaving for SyndneyAirport and our arrival at our hotel in Van!! But as soon as we got there it was worth it!! It is truly one of the most beautiful cities I have ever seen, it reminded me of a mix of Sydney and Melbourne but with way better surroundings, these beautiful snow covered mountains, they were amazing and certainly make the city special!!!
 
I am embarrassed to say that our first day in Van was spent sleeping, as much as Chloe and I had promised ourselves that we would stay awake we just couldn’t, so we showered then slept (not before checking out the TV situation though…Chloe was most impressed to find Stargate on TV within 5 minutes of arriving in Van lol), unfortunately we really should have stayed awake that day as we slept through the last day of sunshine for over a wk!! After quite a few hours sleep (and constant resetting of our alarm clocks) we set out in search of our friends and well…food!! We of course found the food first, the afternoon bought introductions to both Tim Hortons (the best donuts on the planet) and A & W (the most fantastic burgers and fries ever)!!
 
We soon found ourselves back at the hotel where after a good nights sleep we were ready to really see Vancouver!!!
 
Luckily we had a native to give us a tour…after much anticipation we were finally able to meet our friend Mavis in the flesh!! After over a years worth of conversations via the internet it was so great to meet her, and as promised she took us Ice Skating! None of us Aussies had been Ice Skating in a long time so we were all a bit wobbly but it was so much fun and luckily not one of us fell!!

    Mavis and Erin


That evening we had one of our best Canadian experiences by far when we attended a NHL match between the Vancouver Canucks and the Predators! It was so amazing to see, these guys are such fantastic athletes and the game was just amazing…though a lot quieter then an Aussie sporting match, in this stadium of like 35 000 people at some points you could have heard crickets chirping! It was still amazing though and Vancouver won which was even better!!
 
  Fin Vancouver's Mascot Vancouver tries to score

While the hockey itself was amazing enough it got even better at the end of the second period, I went for a walk to go to the bathroom and as I’m walking along Aaron Douglas (an amazing Canadian actor who I have been in love with for years he plays the Chief in BSG) walked right past me!! So after a couple of seconds hesitation I went over and started chatting to him, it was amazing he wanted to talk about Australia and what I was doing in Van etc so after about five minutes I said something about wishing I had my camera with me (it was back at the seat) and he was like oh where are you sitting? I was two sections down from where he was so he said “at the end of the game meet me back here and we will take some pictures, oh and I also have Ryan Robbins (Connor in BSG/Laydon in SGA) and Dan Payne (SG-1/SGA) with me!!” So true to his word he Dan and Ryan met Chloe, Nicole and I at the end of the game and took photos, before chatting for about ½ hour!! It was so much fun!!
                                                                                                                                                                          

Aaron Douglas and Erin
(yes it’s a shocking photo of me, I couldn’t stop grinning lol)

The next day was one of our most activity filled and included not only finally getting to meet the frenchies (Sab and Jess) in person but also our first trip to Bridge Studios, where we were lucky enough to meet a huge number of both cast and crew of Stargate Atlantis!

   Me, Hannah, Laura and Chloe at Bridge Studios -
it was about 4°C and raining the whole time we were at Bridge, but it was so worth standing in it for about 3 hours!!
 
Meeting David Hewlett (McKay in SGA) was probably the highlight, however I think our most embarrassing moment was when Rachel saw us and the first thing she said was “Are you girls drunk yet?” seems we made quite the impression on her last time we met lol.
 
We were also lucky enough to have quite a long chat with Joe Mallozzi (Writer and Executive Producer) Martin Gero (Writer) and Ivon Bartok (Special Features Producer).
 


David Hewlett and Rachel Luttrell


David Hewlett



Ivon Bartok - Always behind a the camera, it was nice to get a pic of Ivon!! LOL

After a few hours of standing in the freezing cold and by this stage absolutely saturated we went back to Sab and Jess’ house to hang out and watch some of their latest work!! They are great filmmakers and their work was awesome!!



Sab, Hannah and Chloe
That night we went to dinner with the guys we met the night before at the hockey (minus Aaron who had to go to Seattle for work) as well as numerous others, they included James “Bam Bam” Bamford (Stunt Co-ordinator for SGA) and Lani one of his stunt girls, Rainbow (Ford in SGA), Damien Kindler (Writer SG-1/SGA) and Chelya (SG-1/SGA).
 
It was such a great night we had so much fun and took way to many photos, after dinner we proceeded back to Laura’s hotel and continued the party there!!


James "Bam Bam' Bamford



Cheyla 



Dan Payne



Erin and Ryan Robbins – One of the hottest, sweetest guys on the planet!!
 
Over the weekend was the convention that we attended, I won’t start writing about it cause there is way to much information!! We had such a great time though, it was amazing especially the set tour it was unbelievable we were liking kids running around on Christmas morning, there was so much to see and play with!!! It was so unbelievable after 10 years of watching these two shoes to be sitting at the same desk Torri sits at or touching the phone in the elevator that Richard Dean Anderson touched!!! It was absolutely one of the most amazing experiences of my life and was over far to quickly!!!
 
Over the weekend we also met an amazing array of cast and crew and we made heaps of new friends!!!!
 
Heres just a few pics…feel free to skip down if you have no idea who these people are lol



David DeLuise



Michael Shanks



Cliff Simon



Rachel Luttrell



Torri Higginson



Us on-set in the Puddle Jumper

After a long and fun filled weekend we needed the Monday to recover so spent the day hanging out with Sab, Jess and Kirsten. We also spent quite bit of time shopping almost buying out the HMV superstore between the five of us!!
 
We were also lucky enough to get a bit of sun while we were at the beach!!



Us at Kits Beach

Over the next few days we did quite a bit of sight seeing including a trip to CapilanoBridge, one of the world’s largest suspension bridges, it was beautiful set in the mountains it was a sight to see!



Capilano Bridge



Erin, Hannah and Friend

I was also lucky enough to spend one day on my own exploring Vancouver’s version of central park, StanleyPark. It was beautiful I visited the aquarium in the park and some of the animals were amazing!! Especially the Beluga Whales!


Front of Vancouver Aqarium


Beluga Whale


I found this little guy while walking around Stanley Park

After Vancouver Chloe and I stopped in Hawaii on the way home. While it was an amazing place and I’m glad I can say I’ve visited I don’t know that I would go again. We stayed in WaikikiBeach which is the main tourist area and it was just so incredibly busy. But it was a great place to relax, we spent a few days at the beach as well as a great day shopping at the a huge outlet centre.
 
I think the highlights of our stay there though was the luau that we attended, it was great fun the food was great, the show was fantastic and there were lots of activities etc.



Views from our hotel


My Tattoo


Performers at the Luau

The other highlight of
Hawaii was a trip to Kualoa Ranch, a working farm that is quite often used for filming movies and TV shows including Lost, JurassicPark, PearlHarbour, 50 First Dates and many others. It was just beautiful and we were lucky enough to go horse riding as well as ATV (four-wheel Bike) riding! It was amazing!!


Beautiful Views at the Ranch

Anyway I think this has gone on for more then enough pages now if you are still reading I applaud you lol!!
 
As for the rest of my life, not much interesting is happening, I finished up my job at Baker, Payne and Webb and have started a new job at Taree City Council as a Stormwater Project Officer, I am loving it it is so interesting!!
 
Thankfully though this new job is a 12 month contract so I intend to work it and save enough money to move at the end of it all!!
 
Well I hope you are all doing well, miss you all and talk to you soon
 
Ez xoxox

 
 
Current Location: Jana's House
Mood: cheerfulcheerful
 
 
cleito_atlantis
15 October 2006 @ 05:01 am
Ok I think it’s finally time I actually sit down and write an LJ entry!!!! Well where do I start? So much has happened since I last actually wrote an entry; I guess I should probably start with my trip to Darwin as it has to be the most exciting thing that has happened in the last few months!

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Mood: peacefulpeaceful
I'm Listening Too: Pretty Woman (Cait's choice!)
 
 
cleito_atlantis
02 October 2006 @ 09:29 am
Ok man i miss the internet!!! Im at sapphs house at the moment and we have been having a great time!!! Its been so much fun to actually look at stuff on the net and talk to people I havent talked to in ages!!!!

However it also gave us a lot of time to watch Gate and ive discovered that this is what happens when you leave Sapph and I alone with copious amounts of chocolate, Coke and Stargate!!!

We end up creating extremly inappropriate sigs lol






 
 
Current Location: Sapph's House
 
 
cleito_atlantis
27 September 2006 @ 01:11 pm

Ok yes I do realize how incredibly long it has been since I wrote an entry, but life has been completely insane of late!!! In the past 5 weeks I have only had 4 days of work!!! I'm not used to working so hard lol, but because I have been so busy I haven't had time to even write up an entry about Darwin yet, so I will try to get on that in the next wk or so!!!

Other then work not much is going on, I've been frantically saving for October Con, which is now only FOUR WEEKS AWAY!!!! I am so looking forward to it, it will be great to have a bit of time off, plus getting to see dr_schweir
and sapphs again is going to be so great!!! I can't wait to just hang with them at the hotel and spend the whole day getting all pretty!!! In some ways I’m actually more excited about that then meeting Rachel, David and Tony!!!

I am also going to
Sydney this weekend to hang out with sapphs and go dress shopping for the con dinner!!! That should be lots of fun!!!!

Well this is going to have to be a quick entry as I am actually at work at the moment, but hopefully I will get to actually sit down and write a proper entry!!!

To everyone I haven't spoken to in a while I'm so sorry and I really miss you all so much!!! muldy I miss our long chats so much!!! I hope I get to talk to you soon, whats this I hear about you moving to Whistler???

And pippins_mcgee thank you for the b'day wishes sorry I didn't get back to you earlier!!!

Talk to you all soon!!!!

 
 
Current Location: Work, as usual
 
 
cleito_atlantis
31 July 2006 @ 07:56 pm
For those who may not of seen it here is my 15 seconds of fame...

 
 
 
cleito_atlantis
31 July 2006 @ 07:20 pm
Wow it has been ages...yet again lol, I actually wrote the following entry before I went away but never got around to posting it! It's my account of the visit by dr_schweir and sapphs So here it is enjoy... 


I will hopefully write up an account from my trip to Darwin soon, I will also upload a copy of my TV Week Article for anyone who didn't get to see it!!!
 
 
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cleito_atlantis
02 July 2006 @ 09:59 pm

Ok so its been awhile since I've updated but I have been so busy and then I got sick so I just haven't had time. So I'll start at the beginning and work my way through all the things that have happened!

Ok first of all and most important is that I FINALLY GOT A JOB!!!! I'm so excited, its not quite what I was looking for but its a job none the less. Its at an Optometrist called Baker, Payne and Webb!! Its a full time postion which is great cause the other things I've been doing at
Perry Homes and Mooncorp have only been sporadic work! However it is only a maternity leave position so it will be for about 6-12 months which works great for me because it means I can save the money that I need to move to Canada and when its over I can leave straight away!! So things are finally looking up and everything is falling into place, if only it had all happened about 4 months ago!!! I knew this would happen though, I knew when I finally got an actual interview somwhere I would blow them away and get the job, the problem was that everyone was looking at my resume and going "she has no experience" so I couldn't even get an interview it was so frustrating!!! I mean what did they think that in sixteen years of schooling including three at university I didn't learn anything??? Anyway I guess it doesn't matter anymore cause I have something now and thats all that matters!!!!

In other news I am so excited because i am finally going to meet dr_shweir (aka Presley_Carter on most other forums)!!! It is so exciting even though we have never met we are such good friends, so now that she is on uni holidays she is finally coming down to Taree to spend an wk with me!!! I am so incredibly excited!!!! Best of all on the weekend the other girls sapphs and lexa are also coming to stay so you can imagine what sort of weekend we are going to have hanging around pigging out and watching a whole lot of Gate and BSG!!! I think somewhere in there we are also going to try to fit in some sightseeing around Taree but who knows lol!!!!

Finally in a couple of wks time I will also be going to
Darwin for a week!!! Mum is playing in the National Hockey Competition so we are going along for a bit of support!!! We will also probably spend a few days sightseeing around Kakadu!!! I'm excited because the Northern Territory is one of the few places in Australia I haven't been so I can't wait to see it!!!!

Other then that I am still waiting for my TV week article to come out, a new magazine comes out tomorrow so hopefully it will be in that otherwise I will have to wait till next wk!!!!!

Well thats it for now I'll leave you with a few Icons and wallpapers I have made 
Hope everyones well
talk to you all soon!!!
Cle xoxox

 

 
 
cleito_atlantis
22 June 2006 @ 12:02 am
Ok I had to share this link with everyone, its a new pilot for the WB and it is hilarious!! Its basically a sitcom about making a sitcom, and for all you BSG fans out there it stars Paul Campell who used to play Billy!!!



It is really awesome you should check it out



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEYCN3hVTYI
 
 
cleito_atlantis
19 June 2006 @ 02:55 pm

Ok so I had my interview earlier this morning, I think it went ok I don't think I said anything stupid lol, she mainly just wanted to know things like what sci-fi I liked, how I got into it, what conventions were like who I had met and who was my favourite etc etc. Hopefully it will be in the magazine in the next few weeks!!! I'm pretty excited now I can't wait to see it!!!!!

The only down side is I set aside the whole day because I had no idea what time she would ring and now I am sitting at home bored with nothing to do!!! So in my boredom I decided to fill out this questionare I stole from muldy

 

 
 
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cleito_atlantis
18 June 2006 @ 10:34 pm
I've been playing around a bit with Photoshop and thought I would post some Icons I have made, I'm still learning so they are not fantastic or anything but I just thought I would share them. Enjoy

                 

The Amanda one is my favourite it worked really well!!!

I also did this








 
 
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