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In brief - shadows of echoes of memories of songs
j4
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In brief
I would go out tonight:
Okay, so I did go to the pub last night after all, because sion_a offered to pay for my food and drink at least partly so that he'd have somebody to walk home with. Not unreasonable IMHO given the recent spate of motiveless cycle-by stabbings in the area.
It was nice to see people last night, but I did spend a lot of the evening feeling guilty for turning up when I'd said I wouldn't -- what if people only went along because they felt safe in doing so knowing that I wasn't going to be there? Anyway, I'm definitely not going out tonight (so you're all safe) because I have nowhere to go, nobody to go there with, no money to spend, nothing to wear[1], and lots of things I need to do at home.

[1] Okay, this may not actually be true, but it feels like it given the size of the washing pile.

Must be funny:
Of course, had I actually had any money I'd've been quite happy to pay my own way. As it is, I'm 200 quid over my overdraft limit, and cross with not only myself (for not realising the financial situation) but also with a system that happily allows me to go over my limit accidentally so that it can then get money by fining me for doing so.

Don't dream it:
I'm pretty sure that rysmiel has, in the past, suggested a theory that sometimes dreams get given to the wrong people, but I can't for the life of me find the post on the subject. However, this morning I found myself wondering if some rock star accidentally wound up with a nice comforting dream about friendly badgers, while I dreamed about some kind of bizarre beach-party where everybody was taking cocaine and I was trying to give Mick Jagger a blowjob.

There's more to life than books, you know:
When I baggsed two free books ("Perl by Example" and "Unix Hints and Hacks") from a lady at DAMTP via ucam.adverts.giveaway, I didn't realise that she'd recognise my name from the Girlsown mailing list (there do seem to be quite a lot of us in Cambridge!), and that she'd go on to offer me -- also for free -- "Dimsie Head Girl" by Dorlita Fairlie Bruce and "The Old Brigade" by May Wynne. They're both rather lovely, and reading school fiction always cheers me up a bit.

(There, let's end on a happy note.)

Current Mood: missing

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huskyteer From: huskyteer Date: May 14th, 2004 05:37 am (UTC) (Link)
Ooh, that reminds me of the joke about the hooker who arrives at a rock star party and gives blow jobs in rapid succession to Jim Morrison and his band, all the Stones, all the Beatles and all the Beach Boys. Then Michael Caine comes tearing up in a Mini and shouts at her "You were only supposed to blow the bloody Doors off!"

I'm so, so sorry.
d_floorlandmine From: d_floorlandmine Date: May 14th, 2004 05:46 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm so, so sorry.

You really, really, should be!
j4 From: j4 Date: May 14th, 2004 08:28 am (UTC) (Link)
*snerk*

I'm so, so sorry.

No you're not!
huskyteer From: huskyteer Date: May 14th, 2004 08:45 am (UTC) (Link)
You got me. I'm actually smirking in an unrepentant manner.
d_floorlandmine From: d_floorlandmine Date: May 14th, 2004 05:49 am (UTC) (Link)
nothing to wear
[grin][perk]

this may not actually be true
Darn. (As in "Dash it!" and "Drat!", rather than mending socks)

Excellent dream dispersal theory! [grin]

I hope to be posting the pics from last B-Movie this weekend (only about a month late) - I'm afraid that you appear in them. Sorry!
j4 From: j4 Date: May 14th, 2004 09:23 am (UTC) (Link)
I hope to be posting the pics from last B-Movie this weekend (only about a month late) - I'm afraid that you appear in them. Sorry!

Er, well, it's kind of polite to ask people if they mind before posting photos of them on the web; but since it sounds like you're just going to put them up anyway, a) it's fortunate that I don't really care either way and b) there's not much point in apologising...
d_floorlandmine From: d_floorlandmine Date: May 16th, 2004 06:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, they're nowhere near up yet, which was why I forewarned. And also, that is why I forewarn - so that those who might object can object in advance.
From: rmc28 Date: May 14th, 2004 06:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Dimsie! I'm sure I remember reading a couple of those books when much much younger.

At some point, may I borrow the Dimsie book from you?
j4 From: j4 Date: May 14th, 2004 06:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Of course! I'll have read it by Monday (by the end of today, probably!) so I'll bring it in next week & you can pick it up when you're next in.

I've never read any Dimsie books before, but the people on Girlsown have talked about them a lot so I want to know what the fuss is all about...
huskyteer From: huskyteer Date: May 14th, 2004 06:35 am (UTC) (Link)
ISTR they take themselves less seriously than other works of schoolgirl fiction, and are thus more pleasurable to read.
j4 From: j4 Date: May 14th, 2004 08:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, but I love the Chalet School, despite it taking itself terribly seriously. I'm sure I'll like the Dimsie books too though -- and another Girlsowner has just sent me the text file of an Elsie book...

Hey, weren't you one of the people who pointed me in the direction of Girlsown? I haven't seen you posting there yet, unless you post under another name. Come on, come and join me in stirring up the list... ;)
huskyteer From: huskyteer Date: May 14th, 2004 08:44 am (UTC) (Link)
I think I probably was - I'm not actually a member myself, but my mummy is (and kindly forwards me bits I'll be interested in), so keep an eye out for Barbara D's insightful and occasionally snarky posts...
j4 From: j4 Date: May 14th, 2004 09:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh! Cool. Will look out for her.
lnr From: lnr Date: May 14th, 2004 04:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I'd love a copy of the Elsie book. They just got mentioned in the Emily books I was reading too, so I'm curious!
rysmiel From: rysmiel Date: May 14th, 2004 07:58 am (UTC) (Link)
I can't find that either, if you're thinking of the one where I got a dream about having a puppy and having it go missing and be rescued by kindly neighbours, and was worried that some small child had got the dream meant for me instead. I do remembere it though.
j4 From: j4 Date: May 14th, 2004 09:24 am (UTC) (Link)
That's the one!
imc From: imc Date: May 14th, 2004 10:22 am (UTC) (Link)
a system that happily allows me to go over my limit accidentally so that it can then get money by fining me for doing so.

That's a bit crap. Ask bopeepsheep about banks some time - she has hundreds of similar stories…
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