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livredor
Party animal
Monday, 05 September 2005 at 05:12 pm
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This weekend was doseybat and compilerbitch's housewarming. It was also my parents' 28th wedding anniversary, so congratulations to them.

The party was brilliant fun, even by the usual standards of doseybat's parties. It was extremely social, a really great mix of people I know well with new people and people I have vaguely met and am in the process of getting to know. compilerbitch made real food (some most excellent curry), which already elevated the occasion above typical parties. timeplease provided cherry and raspberry beer, which didn't hurt at all. Also doseybat and compilerbitch's new place is really very nice indeed.

Lots of cool people, but most excitingly for me, HH (WINOLJ I think) showed up briefly. She is a very lovely person and a kindred spirit, but I'd kind of lost touch with her because I know her through my ex ID with whom I am not really in contact. And also because I've been rubbish about keeping in touch with her more directly. So very exciting to see her again.

The number of people from different parts of my life doseybat knows is getting scary. But it was nice to see karen2205 in person for the first time in years. fluffymark continues fluffy and stroky, and timeplease continues cute and flirtable. And it's always good to see lethargic_man.

compilerbitch and doseybat very kindly invited me to stay over on Sunday after the remains of the party had departed. I was very glad indeed to get the chance to talk to them properly; I am incredibly fond of them both and we have the kind of conversations that are only possible with really good friends. Plus compilerbitch made us proper food Sunday evening, by which time I was really craving lettuce.

This morning compilerbitch gave me a lift to Cambridge (and showed me her office in the computer lab). Then I met up with lyssiae who is indeed a very fun person. We went to the bit of the illuminated manuscripts exhibition that is in the UL, (since the Fitzwilliam is annoyingly closed on Mondays). And then to Clowns for a very tasty lunch (homemade Italian-style raspberry icecream that tasted almost more intensely of raspberries than the actual fruit. Just wow.) And we chatted the whole time and it was all delightful. Yay cool LJ connections.

OK, I'm not liking the insane humidity and I'm kind of tired (understatement). But that was an extremely lovely long weekend.


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blue_mai: default
From:blue_mai
Date:September 5th, 2005 06:03 pm (UTC)
1 hours after journal entry, 06:03 pm (blue_mai's time)
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aah that was where timeplease was at the weekend... i wanted to ask him how his new pub is going...
oh well. btw do y want to meet up sometime?
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timeplease: pembury
From:timeplease
Date:September 5th, 2005 09:52 pm (UTC)
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Hello! Who are you?

The new pub is half-built at the moment; photos are here. I should be able to add more pictures on Wednesday.
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From:blue_mai
Date:September 6th, 2005 12:03 pm (UTC)
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hello! i'm, er, me. you know me via doseybat, livredor and join-the-dots, first met at doseybat's party in the winter. i've been to the oakdale a few times including the winterbeerfest. 'nuff clues?

the interior is loking rather good, and a month on from the photos i expect it's looking better. also you have a very tidy site.

how exciting! i can't wait...
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livredor: teapot
From:livredor
Date:September 6th, 2005 11:35 am (UTC)
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Yeah, I'd love to meet up at some point. I am in the throes of diary sorting out, but maybe 21st September? I'll get back to you.
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hatam_soferet: default
From:hatam_soferet
Date:September 5th, 2005 08:39 pm (UTC)
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Weekend: nicenice

Manuscripts: SWOON SWOON
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livredor: letters
From:livredor
Date:September 6th, 2005 11:37 am (UTC)
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*grin* The manuscripts are indeed most yummy. I was definitely thinking of you when we were ogling them! I need to go and see the bigger part of the exhibtion at the Fitzwilliam at some point soon.
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From:lyssiae
Date:September 5th, 2005 11:08 pm (UTC)
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Conference in Cambridge: A certain amount of pounds sterling (NOT paid by my stingy university).
Walking around Cambrige with livredor for great company: Free!
Getting into the most penisinterestingly-shaped building in Cambridge: Free!

Viewing a letter from Elizabeth I to the University of Cambridge assuring them that just because the country's gone Protestant they will not be treated similarly to churches and religious houses all across the country, beginning with six lines of Latin and then switching into Early Modern English: priceless!
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livredor: teeeeeeeeea
From:livredor
Date:September 6th, 2005 11:38 am (UTC)
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Yay, I'm glad you enjoyed. Thanks for agreeing to hang out with me. And I take it from this you got home safely, which is also good.
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mummimamma: Elizabeth I - If I ruled the world
From:mummimamma
Date:September 6th, 2005 08:21 pm (UTC)
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Oooh, sounds wonderful. Wonder if I can find any conferences or other excuses to see Elizabeth-letters and ...there are penis-shaped buildings in Cambridge? And I haven't been there! Hmmm.
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From:lethargic_man
Date:September 6th, 2005 03:31 am (UTC)
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And it's always good to see lethargic_man

Another reason for me to be glad I stayed on, as I didn't really get to talk to you on Saturday, and was tired when I did.

Now I just wish my body was sensible and not refusing to let me catch up on sleep for the second night in the last three.
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livredor: portrait
From:livredor
Date:September 6th, 2005 11:40 am (UTC)
19 hours after journal entry, 11:40 am (livredor's time)

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*hug* In a way I'm actually quite glad I didn't talk to you all that much on Saturday, cos it meant you were socializing with lots of cool people rather than just me. Thank you so much for staying, though.
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