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livredor
Happy new year
Monday, 02 January 2006 at 03:02 pm
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I had a very enjoyable NYE chez shreena. Lots and lots of fun conversation, good food, moderate amounts of alcohol, good mixture of people; in short, pretty much an ideal party. Nice to catch up with elemy and jacquic (who should both post more), and another Persegirl (who should get an LJ in the first place). Also nice to meet some new people (awroe, smhwpf, synergetic, who mostly have sufficiently overlapping cirlces with mine that it was only a matter of time before we actually bumped into eachother).

At midnight we listened to Big Ben on Radio 2, and watched fireworks from shreena's conveniently large window, and waved to some revellers in the street who were being drunk and silly in cute ways. Then we carried on chatting for about another four hours.

The journey back sucked very much. Travelled with neonchameleon as far as London, and then things went very pear-shaped in ways involving a two-hour delay and much faffing about to get me home slightly after 8 pm. At which point Mum's insanely huge chanukah party was just wrapping up, so I spent about an hour and a half washing up, while being polite and smiley to all the guests who wandered into the kitchen with vaguely helpful intentions.

At some point the guests actually managed to leave (yes, I know you're Jewish, but did you really have to stand in the doorway for quite that long?), then food and collapsing into bed happened. We have lots of yummy leftovers from the party, including quite ridiculous amounts of cheeeeese. Happy new year, all.


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synergetic: default
From:synergetic
Date:January 2nd, 2006 03:37 pm (UTC)
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yes, I know you're Jewish, but did you really have to stand in the doorway for quite that long?

Amazing how many things seem common to both Jewish and Polish parents. I thought it was generally Poles who did that...

Twas nice to have met you too after seeing you muchly on LJ.
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livredor: teapot
From:livredor
Date:January 4th, 2006 07:19 pm (UTC)
2 days after journal entry, 08:19 pm (livredor's time)
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*waves* I'm very amused that the being unable to get through doors thing isn't only Jewish. And yay for shreena making connections between people who would otherwise only know eachother at second degree via LJ.
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shreena: default
From:shreena
Date:January 5th, 2006 12:03 pm (UTC)
2 days after journal entry, 01:03 pm (shreena's time)
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Indians do the door thing too. It's really really annoying in winter.
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awroe: default
From:awroe
Date:January 2nd, 2006 05:07 pm (UTC)
1 hours after journal entry, 06:07 pm (awroe's time)
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Sorry to hear your journey took so long and you missed the party. Trains can suck at times... Although I've not seen the number of problems that kht seems to have every time she travels. Do you know if you can get any compensation?

'Twas good to meet you.
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livredor: likeness
From:livredor
Date:January 4th, 2006 07:29 pm (UTC)
2 days after journal entry, 08:29 pm (livredor's time)
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I'm glad I got to meet you too. (And you did a great job of reading out the Scruples scenarios, thank you.)

I didn't actually particularly want to go to the party, but it would have been more fun than sitting around on trains for 6 hours! And I'd only got permission to go out for NYE on condition I would come back in time to help with the party. But it's certainly true that I have had more annoying train delays. And I have applied for compensation, as a matter of course, but I have no idea whether I'll get it.
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awroe: default
From:awroe
Date:January 5th, 2006 12:08 am (UTC)
2 days after journal entry, 01:08 am (awroe's time)
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:) And a great job of not having to answer the ones I didn't want to too.

At least you had a good reason for not arriving until too late... And you had a book, which helps. Provided the delays don't last so long you finish it off :)
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smhwpf: Giles party weasel
From:smhwpf
Date:January 2nd, 2006 05:29 pm (UTC)
2 hours after journal entry, 07:29 pm (smhwpf's time)
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'Twas lovely to meet you! Hope we shall have occasion to meet again some time. Have a great 2006!
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livredor: likeness
From:livredor
Date:January 4th, 2006 07:31 pm (UTC)
2 days after journal entry, 08:31 pm (livredor's time)
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*bounce* Pleased to meet you too. And I expect we'll run into eachother, at least virtually now that we've been introduced. Happy new year to you too.
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From:kht
Date:January 2nd, 2006 07:33 pm (UTC)
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Don't you just love public transport? I think I got off lightly with 4.5 hours.
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livredor: ewe
From:livredor
Date:January 4th, 2006 07:31 pm (UTC)
2 days after journal entry, 08:31 pm (livredor's time)
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Well, I wouldn't have been able to get to the party at all without public transport, so I have to love it to some extent. But yeah, it wasn't very pleasant.
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