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Friday, 30 March 2007 at 11:00 am
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I made it home last night, thanks to some good Samaritans who rescued me from being stranded and gave me a lift for the last couple of miles. (Had they not done that, I probably could have walked it, but a big suitcase and a lot of rain and the fact that it was 1 in the morning would have made it unpleasant.) Now I'm going to make a list of all the stuff I wanted to write about in the past three weeks, before I forget it.

Three PhDs in three consecutive weeks meant it hard to get work done in the lab. I appear to have been appointed as the lab's official filkmistress, which is fun. Also several good and some outstanding lectures (Craig Thompson and Kim Nasmyth, among others), set up what should be a useful collaboration. Getting headhunted, which was flattering but didn't work out.

Jewish community responsibilities mushrooming on me. Led the Progressive service 10th March, and the traditional egal service with ploni_bat_ploni on 23rd. In between I attended a bunch of more or less official meetings, including being elected to the Progressive group Board at their annual meeting. I've confirmed that I will be teaching the American kids and possibly some others for bar mitzvah starting after Passover, and I have taken on some bits of adult education too. I'm working on sorting out the gabbai mess with the main community.

I started doing formal exercise, and I want to talk about that a bit.

10th March: another party chez BB, which led to me getting invited to a piano concert the following week. Also an art exhibition by an acquaintance.

The Levellers gig on 11th I already wrote up, ditto the film of The Queen.

20th March: Talk on Swedish linguistics with the international researchers group.

Three books: Jan Morris' Last letters from Hav (quirky), Kate Atkinson's Human Croquet (disturbing), Ursula Le Guin's City of Illusions (ok).

General topics: debunking and discussing the recent miracle drug story; why I am pessimistic about the future of LJ; cool essays I should link to; a bit about racism and lashon; something fairly silly about sexuality.

I have found my mobile phone. I can't remember the phone number though, so if anyone has a record of it, could you give me a shout? Edit: Thanks to lethargic_man and ewtikins who got back to me within a few minutes of posting! My mobile number is +44 780 3000865, valid for the next week or so.


Whereaboooots: Shelford, Cambridge, UK
Moooood: sleepysleep-deprived
Tuuuuune: Metallica: The memory remains
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From:ewtikins
Date:March 30th, 2007 10:47 am (UTC)
26 minutes after journal entry, 10:47 am (ewtikins's time)
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I just sent a message to the number I used to have for you - did it get there okay?

(I think I included the number in it but if not let me know and I'll e-mail you).
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From:livredor
Date:April 1st, 2007 03:04 pm (UTC)
2 days after journal entry, 03:04 pm (livredor's time)
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For some reason the number didn't show up in the message you sent me (the message arrived, but there was just a blank where the number should be), but luckily lethargic_man gave me the number anyway. I will see you Tuesday evening. *bounce*
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From:curious_reader
Date:March 30th, 2007 04:42 pm (UTC)
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I think I emailed you all details not just my address also my phone numbers. I have a land line and a mobile. I still have your mobile number. On mine you always leave messages. When I still have money on it I can hear. I cannot leave any on yours but others seem to have the same problem. I don't if you actually have time to visit everybody but I don't feel offended if you can't come here. I could go to lethargic_man if you are there.
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From:livredor
Date:April 1st, 2007 03:09 pm (UTC)
2 days after journal entry, 03:09 pm (livredor's time)
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That's great, thank you. I didn't get your email, but don't worry about it. What I suggest you do is come to lethargic_man's place on Wednesday afternoon, then the three of us can hang out together. I know you said you're living a little way away now but hopefully you can walk there from Finchley.
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