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livredor
Away
Thursday, 28 August 2003 at 11:12 am
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So, I'm leaving this evening to go to my parents' for the weekend, culminating in the first half of J's wedding on Sunday in Oxford. Then J and I are going to New York for a week's extended hen party. And at the end of that, J's going to finish getting married. darcydodo is hopefully going to join us at some point, and we might well see something of sampiano. The idea is that we're going to stay in a flat belonging to BG from shul, but the arrangements for this seem to be a bit haphazard.

I'm very excited about this trip, seeing my family, seeing lots of my Oxford friends, and introducing Michael to the ones he hasn't yet met, including my brother Screwy. And J getting married is obviously the most exciting thing in the world ever! Then a week in New York, where I've never been, should be absolutely the trip of a lifetime. I'm also considerably nervous, because the logistics for all this are just not as organized as I'd like them to be.

Anyway, I know I'm in the middle of interesting discussions with several people, including rysmiel, midnightmelody and pw201. I am not really intending to spend a lot of time or money in internet cafés during this trip, but this will depend on just how much my burgeoning LJ addiction gets the better of me. So don't be offended if you don't hear from me for a while. Back 9th September or thereabouts.

Meanwhile, I just got an email from my other brother, the Thuggish Poet, from Laos (!) There's an example of someone who doesn't get stressed about not having his trips arranged in advance. He's just wandering round the Far East more or less as the whim takes him, and will come back when he either gets bored or runs out of money.


Moooood: excitedexcited
Tuuuuune: Od lo ahavti dai (in my head, grr)
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sampiano: default
From:sampiano
Date:August 28th, 2003 12:17 pm (UTC)
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Hey, if you get stuck in NY with nowhere to go, give me a shout. I live way out on Long Island so crashing at my place is obviously far less ideal than staying in NYC if you can, but the offer is there if you need it at all.

Have a great time and see you next weekend!!!
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livredor: default
From:livredor
Date:August 28th, 2003 12:51 pm (UTC)
2 hours after journal entry, 01:51 pm (livredor's time)
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Thanks a million Sam, that's very reassuring. Between us J and I have various backup plans, but I still wish our primary plan were a little more secure.

Yay, I'm so looking forward to seeing you.
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From:redbird
Date:August 28th, 2003 01:10 pm (UTC)
2 hours after journal entry, 09:10 am (redbird's time)
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I can't offer crash space, but if you'd like to get together while you're in New York, give me a call. 212-942-1710.
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livredor: default
From:livredor
Date:August 28th, 2003 01:30 pm (UTC)
3 hours after journal entry, 02:30 pm (livredor's time)

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Hey, thanks! I'm not really planning to turn up in NY with nowhere organized to stay, honest. I have a plan, just I haven't actually spoken in person to BG who's supposed to be hosting us, which makes me nervous. (I also really hope I didn't come across as fishing for invitations.)

But it would be really exciting to meet you (though I should perhaps admit that I have only vague guesses as to who you are). Yeah, I'll call you from New York (which will be Monday or after that).

If you'll excuse me picking your brains, is there anything complicated or unobvious about using public phones in New York?
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redbird: default
From:redbird
Date:August 28th, 2003 01:44 pm (UTC)
3 hours after journal entry, 09:44 am (redbird's time)
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Only that you have to dial 1 and the area code for all calls (not just on public phones), which confused my last visitor. In other words, even if you're dialing from another 212 number, you have to dial 1-212-942-1710 to reach me.

I'm not sure who you are either, except that we have friends in common and both do Support, and I like your writing. It's enough.
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From:livredor
Date:August 29th, 2003 12:05 pm (UTC)
1 days after journal entry, 01:05 pm (livredor's time)

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I'm not sure who you are either,
Well, if we manage to meet up in NY then you'll definitely know who I am. And who I am actually as a person, separate from my social context. Wow, that feels like one of those ideas that are so brilliant that they seem absolutely obvious once they've been pointed out.

except that we have friends in common and both do Support,
I'm so glad I displaced by doing Support one day, I've 'met' loads of really interesting people that way.

and I like your writing.
Well, gosh. That's possibly the best compliment I've had in months. Thank you.

It's enough.
Yes, I suppose it is, really, I'm just not accustomed to thinking like that.
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From:pseudomonas
Date:August 28th, 2003 03:50 pm (UTC)
5 hours after journal entry, 04:50 pm (pseudomonas's time)
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From what I remember, they don't accept incoming calls, so you can't get people to phone you back.
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ajollypyruvate: Gromit
From:ajollypyruvate
Date:August 28th, 2003 01:44 pm (UTC)
3 hours after journal entry, 06:44 am (ajollypyruvate's time)
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Enjoy your trip! :)
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From:rysmiel
Date:August 28th, 2003 02:22 pm (UTC)
3 hours after journal entry, 10:22 am (rysmiel's time)
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Have a good trip. *hug*
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livredor: mask
From:livredor
Date:August 29th, 2003 09:10 pm (UTC)
1 days after journal entry, 10:10 pm (livredor's time)

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Thankyou, thoughtful angel. I was just at that nadir when stressing about travel arrangements was threatening to outweigh excitement about the actual travelling, and a hug really helped to tip the balance in the right direction.

Oh, and à propos of very little, I like your name at the moment.
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rysmiel: default
From:rysmiel
Date:September 5th, 2003 02:52 pm (UTC)
8 days after journal entry, 10:52 am (rysmiel's time)
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You are very welcome; glad that the timing on that was a positive thing.
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From:shreena
Date:August 28th, 2003 03:47 pm (UTC)
5 hours after journal entry, 04:47 pm (shreena's time)
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Have a great time & give my love & congratulations to J & W.
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From:midnightmelody
Date:August 28th, 2003 06:19 pm (UTC)
7 hours after journal entry, 07:19 pm (midnightmelody's time)
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Enjoy yourself!
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