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livredor
Yet another reason to love my friends
Friday, 09 February 2007 at 04:20 pm
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I posted something a bit meepy last week, and within a few days, I was overwhelmed by lots of lovely people being amazingly kind to me. Several people commented with sympathy and genuinely helpful advice, so thank you all so much.

rysmiel wrote me the sweetest email ever. compilerbitch phoned me and broke the trend where we've been trying to make time to chat for ages and never quite managed it. And she was tremendously sympathetic and helpful. pseudomonas has kept on with his habit of phoning me regularly so we can have lots of interesting conversations; I really appreciate how good he is at reaching me and keeping us properly in contact even when I'm being hermitty. Likewise lethargic_man has been great at emailing me often even when I'm disorganized about replying.

ploni_bat_ploni came over and helped me sort out lots of boring domestic stuff, not to mention helping me to start on making myself over and generally being supportive. She's extra wonderful because she's physically here to hug, and because she has all kinds of interesting ideas. For example, as well as giving me loads of really useful tips about how to dress more stylishly, she educated me about the politics of the beauty industry. Yay for a friend who can argue about left-wing economic stuff without calling me an evil capitalist pig or anything like that.

And hatam_soferet sent me home-made cookies, all the way from New York. Take that, geography! The cookies were packed in with tea-bags, so she told me, Tea and biccies! Instant cheering, just add water.

So I am sitting here glowing with gratitude to all of you. And remembering that I am actually a likeable enough person for such wonderful people to want to be friends with me, so I have the best motivation ever to live up to that.

I have made some progress towards plans for coming to England for Passover. I will probably be around, in the London and Cambridge vicinty, from Friday 30th March to Thursday 5th April. Monday 2nd is the evening of Passover itself, so I am committed to family stuff then, but apart from that, let me know if you want to make arrangements to meet up. It helps if you live within a sensible day trip of Cambridge; I won't have time to do a lot of dashing around the country.


Whereaboooots: Älvsjö, Stockholm, Sweden
Moooood: lovedloved
Tuuuuune: Electric Light Orchestra: Mr Blue Sky
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From:ewtikins
Date:February 9th, 2007 04:18 pm (UTC)
33 minutes after journal entry, 04:18 pm (ewtikins's time)
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I was going to say something along the lines of "Sunlight, outside, tea," and thought I had, but looks like I didn't.

But, um, know that I'm thinking of you even if I'm crap at showing it?
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From:ewtikins
Date:February 9th, 2007 04:23 pm (UTC)
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And I would love to see you when you're here. I don't mind combining this with your visiting other people if you're pressed for time, of course, as I think your friends are all lovely too.
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From:pocketnovel
Date:February 9th, 2007 05:09 pm (UTC)
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I've always thought you were a very likable person--in fact, I think that's one of the first things I noticed about you! Just so you know :)
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From:hairyears
Date:February 9th, 2007 06:51 pm (UTC)
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Woot!

LJ means being a superhero without people pointing at the sky and asking 'Is it a Bird? Is it a plane? And why are you wearing your underpants outside your trousers?' Er. Sort of. Not that I would actually do that. Ahem.

And Superman never realised how much you can do for a damsel in distress with tea and biscuits: I've made a note of that for future reference, and placed it between 'Health & Safety Procedures for Slaying Dragons' and the 'Michelin Guide to Lost Civilisations With Booby-Trapped Temples of Doom'.

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From:ploni_bat_ploni
Date:February 10th, 2007 06:51 pm (UTC)
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Well, if you're going to make the World Revolution happen, you'd better do it in style: and *not* on Shabbos :-)

Awwww... well, I am glad you found my presence helpful. It was most enjoyable and helping you with boring domestic stuff encouraged me to deal with my own boring domestic stuff. Yay! So, the pleasure was entirely mine :-)

Of course your friends like you! You are a wonderful person. Isn't that blatantly obvious? ;-)
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