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Post party
Sunday, 30 December 2007 at 10:36 pm
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There was party last night. It was the most amazingly easy to organize party ever; I just told a bunch of friends to turn up at the Pembury and miraculously, many of them did, and party more or less spontaneously happened without my having to do anything. Other exciting things like cake and presents and beer and spontaneous singing and backgammon also took place, but mainly it was wonderful to see lots and lots of my friends in one place instead of scattered over most of Britain.

The other thing that was wonderful is that the combination of "my friends" and "loreid's friends" (not completely discrete groups mind you) and some plus-ones and some Pembury regulars who know other party guests so showed up even though they weren't directly invited meant that there were lots of new but slightly connected people who are always the most interesting to get to know. This post is therefore a connecting people post rather than an actual party report. It was very gratifying to see lots of connections happening between people without me having to make any particular effort as host to encourage this. And I myself met lots of cool new people and got to know some acquaintances better.

I am going to attempt a name-check, though with about 30 people I'm bound to leave someone out. Plus there are a few whose LJ names I'm not quite sure of. Please comment with any names I've left out, and also if you would like to introduce yourself with an LJ identity to me or anyone else you met at the party and want to connect with via LJ. I am leaving this post unlocked because doing anything else would defeat the object; I can't add new people to my flist until I figure out who they are! I'll likely hide it after a few days, but please don't comment with anything indiscreet without the permission of people involved. Oh, and if anyone has taken photos, please do not comment with a link to the photos, but instead mention who is in them so we can figure out who is or isn't ok with photos of them being shared.

Huge disclaimer: this is not even slightly in order of priority, I'm just trying to make sure to include everybody.

People I've known forever:
  • shreena
  • pseudomonas
  • hatam_soferet
  • doseybat
  • blue_mai

    Oxford people:
  • loreid
  • karen2205
  • midnightmelody
  • neonchameleon
  • paulbo_garvins

    People I'm getting to know having previously met them through friends or at other parties:
  • cartesiandaemon
  • deborah_c
  • quizcustodet
  • megamole
  • sunflowerinrain
  • timeplease
  • pplfichi
  • synergetic
  • hairyears
  • casby
  • Katie (sp?) the Wychwood person (are you ktsqueak, by any chance?)
  • shevek
  • Person who I think is fluffymormegil

    LJ connections:
  • draconid
  • syllopsium

    New exciting people:
  • miss_next
  • Couple from Birmingham, are they on LJ?
  • People I met at a Pembury games evening a while back and failed both then and now to get LJ names for (maybe one of them is friend_of_tofu?)
  • Guy in the excellent top hat and waistcoat who I think is NOLJ

    Giant thank you to loreid for co-hosting and brining CAKE. And even more to timeplease for inviting us to congregate in his pub and serving us yummy food and alcohol and putting up the long distance guests in his flat and even making us tea in the morning. Proper report to follow, possibly in a locked post if people would prefer that.

  • Whereaboooots: Pembury Tavern, London, UK
    Moooood: hyperhyper
    Tuuuuune: Wychwooders singing 'Come landlord fill the flowing bowl'
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    karen2205: default
    From:karen2205
    Date:December 30th, 2007 11:40 pm (UTC)
    27 minutes after journal entry, 11:40 pm (karen2205's time)
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    Yep, there was a friend_of_tofu her partner [Bad username: alextiefling"] and their house guest aster13.

    There was also a mirrorshard.

    And yes, that was fluffymormegil
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    livredor: hands
    From:livredor
    Date:January 1st, 2008 06:06 pm (UTC)
    1 days after journal entry, 06:06 pm (livredor's time)
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    Cool, this is very helpful, thank you. I am guessing that aster13 is the girl with long, fair-ish hair and mirrorshard is the tall guy with dark hair, yes?
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    pseudomonas: default
    From:pseudomonas
    Date:December 31st, 2007 12:18 am (UTC)
    1 hours after journal entry, 12:18 am (pseudomonas's time)
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    Guy with hat == glamwhorebunni.
    Yes, she is ktsqueak.

    Locked posts better.
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    hairyears: default
    From:hairyears
    Date:December 31st, 2007 12:54 am (UTC)
    1 hours after journal entry, 12:54 am (hairyears's time)
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    Oh... So that's glamwhorebunni!
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    megamole: default
    From:megamole
    Date:December 31st, 2007 09:59 am (UTC)
    10 hours after journal entry
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    ... (since "sp" was asked for) and spells her name Katy.
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    ktsqueak: default
    From:ktsqueak
    Date:December 31st, 2007 01:04 pm (UTC)
    13 hours after journal entry
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    Hah! I was about to comment identifying myself and I find people have already done it for me. Fame! Or somethng. *grin*

    It was lovely to meet some new people, catch up with some old but much missed people ( pseudomonas I will *not* leave it three years next time)and put some names to lj faces. Hooray for parties!
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    livredor: Amelie
    From:livredor
    Date:January 1st, 2008 06:08 pm (UTC)
    1 days after journal entry, 06:08 pm (livredor's time)
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    I do actually know you, sorry for not connecting up real person with LJ identity. I am very glad you could come to the party, anyway.
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    livredor: hands
    From:livredor
    Date:January 1st, 2008 06:07 pm (UTC)
    1 days after journal entry, 06:07 pm (livredor's time)
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    OK, locked it is. And I can't believe I didn't recognize ktsqueak, I ought to know her.
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    hairyears: default
    From:hairyears
    Date:December 31st, 2007 01:07 am (UTC)
    1 hours after journal entry, 01:07 am (hairyears's time)
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    There were indeed lots of lovely people.
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    livredor: teeeeeeeeea
    From:livredor
    Date:January 1st, 2008 06:08 pm (UTC)
    1 days after journal entry, 06:08 pm (livredor's time)
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    *bounce* Glad you had a good time!
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    From:timeplease
    Date:December 31st, 2007 02:06 am (UTC)
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    I was rather surprised at the number of people who came in, did a double-take, and said to romauld "I didn't know you worked here!"
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    megamole: default
    From:megamole
    Date:December 31st, 2007 09:58 am (UTC)
    10 hours after journal entry
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    Indeed.
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