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Last night I dreamt ... - shadows of echoes of memories of songs
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Last night I dreamt ...
Thank you to hoiho for buying me a permanent account. (Did my email get through? I think I may have used the old kororaa address by accident.) I wish I had any confidence that I could think of enough things to say to justify staying on LJ forever...

Thanks also to burkesworks for BADGERS by post. I couldn't find your email address, or I'd've said thank you sooner.

Lots of things to write up but I don't have the energy or the original ideas to make the writing worthwhile ... there's a show, a gig, two meals, and a trip to Bristol, and probably lots of other things besides, but all I can think of to say is "I went to [X] and it was nice".

Last night I dreamed that I was at a party with addedentry, a huge party with loads of different rooms (including a big drawing room with a piano and a string quartet, and a tent outside where children were learning circus skills) and I'd got separated from him somehow and couldn't find him anywhere. I was panicking at all my other friends, especially lnr, and they said I should phone him, but I couldn't switch my phone on, and when I turned it over I realised that the battery panel was half falling off. When I took it off altogether, I realised there were no batteries in it, and the memory card was missing as well. I went through all my bags but could only find four of the old sort of batteries, and one of them was all crushed and decaying. I thought the phone only took 2 batteries but when I came to put them in there was space for several more, and the three I had weren't enough and didn't fit properly anyway. Then lnr said that the phone was compatible with the new sort of batteries as well, which were tiny, and she had a few of those she could lend me, so I started putting them in and realised that it needed about 30 of those, and there was no way I could get enough, and I could order them off the internet but it would take too long.

Then lnr said I should call a taxi and just go home, and I said I couldn't do that because I'd promised to go home with addedentry; I carried on looking for him, looking in every room so many times that I was starting to get embarrassed about it. Outside, ultraruby was giving away a huge stack of books, they were all there in such a big and unstable pile that if you tried to take one off it, the whole thing started to collapse. I found a couple of Tamora Pierce books that I didn't have, from a series I'd forgotten about, and tried to pull them out but couldn't do it without bringing the whole pile down. I think I got them in the end, but I had to pretend to recommend some other books (the ones that were falling off) to other people. I carried on looking for addedentry but I knew he wasn't interested in the books I got and I wondered if I should get some different ones, but the books pile had turned into a pile of clothes by then.

Eventually I decided I'd have to go as addedentry was obviously avoiding me, so I joined the queue to get out, and when I was right by the door I felt somebody staring at me from behind, and I turned round and he was there, he'd been following me the whole time but not telling me. (He didn't tell me this, I just suddenly knew, the way you do in dreams.) I couldn't think of anything to say to him.

I woke up at 8:45 feeling very confused; the house was too quiet, and I couldn't remember what day it was or what I was supposed to be doing. I'm still not quite sure.
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addedentry From: addedentry Date: June 8th, 2005 12:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Here I am.

The huge party, with musicians but without anxiety, should be a prediction as well as a dream.
j4 From: j4 Date: June 8th, 2005 12:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
God, I hope it wasn't a prediction. Apart from lnr being nice to me and ultraruby giving books away it was a horrible party, with everybody just braying loudly and showing off and not really talking to each other.
j4 From: j4 Date: June 8th, 2005 12:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Mind you, if you stay in London, you can have parties like that as often as you want.
bellinghman From: bellinghman Date: June 8th, 2005 12:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's a nice prezzie.

I'm wondering how many people did get permanent accounts yesterday.
jiggery_pokery From: jiggery_pokery Date: June 8th, 2005 12:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Alas, the stats page doesn't quote the number of permanent accounts any more (can you say Six Apart?) so we shall never know. :-)

Janet, have either or both of two parcels from me arrived? I don't feel slighted that you didn't mention them - I guess that they got there but you're waiting for Owen to arrive before you can open them together! - but am curious all the same and will start a claim if the PO have lost them.
j4 From: j4 Date: June 8th, 2005 01:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, they did arrive (the first class one arrived 40 minutes in advance of the second class one...) and we have opened them, and they are cool, and Owen said that he'd reply for both of us! I'm really sorry I didn't reply myself, but I thought he'd do it better.

So I will say a belated and guilty thank you now -- thank you! -- and offer an apology to you, as well as one (among millions) to Owen.
jiggery_pokery From: jiggery_pokery Date: June 8th, 2005 02:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
No problem at all. :-) Do you still have two deliveries a day? Interesting data about comparative postal delivery times, at least.

I probably ought to be apologising to Owen; what is most likely is that he has sent me a note of thanks and I have deleted it thinking it's spam.

Anyway, glad you both enjoyed them!
j4 From: j4 Date: June 8th, 2005 02:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
We don't normally have two deliveries a day, as far as I know. Odd.

Thanks again for the presents!
panzerpenguin From: panzerpenguin Date: June 8th, 2005 01:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Just remembered - I have an amusing cutting from our local rag about 'Ben the bald badger' that I really should send you...
j4 From: j4 Date: June 8th, 2005 02:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Bald badger?? Please do! (Email me if you need a snailmail address...)
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