January 30th, 2007


If anything was broken I'm sure it could be mended

The Botley Badgerarium is now well and truly warmed (and even has a new badger!) - thanks to all who were there, i.e. (deep breath) aardvark179, barnacle, bellinghman, bellinghwoman, bluedevi, bopeepsheep, brrm, burkesworks, djw, covertmusic, ewtikins, hairyears, half_of_monty, i_ludicrous, imc, invisiblechoir, juggzy, lnr, monkeyhands, mooism, mzdt, nja, pseudomonas, qatsi, rejs, ms_saffie, sesquipedality, sion_a, smallclanger, tkb, truecatachresis, uitlander, and (NOLJWTFBBQ???) Andy, Chris J, David H, Glyn, Henry, Lynsey, Mike S, Pablo, and Victoria H. (If I missed anybody from this list then I'm really sorry!)

Geek social fallacy #4 notwithstanding, nearly everybody seemed to get along just fine -- possibly because everybody turned out to already know everybody else from other places, or be the cousin of the landlord of somebody else. Even some of the people who didn't have LiveJournals knew people! How do they do it?

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Amazingly, the house is still tidier than it was before the party, leaving us with time and space on Sunday and Monday to entertain taimatsu, play computer games, start the jigsaw we were given for Christmas, make tasty meals out of leftovers, and contemplate actually beginning to catalogue the books. The flat looks unbelievably studenty (Dali print, check; rag rug, check; ethnic throws over cardboard boxes, check; amusing fridge magnets, check) but despite that -- or maybe because of that, as goodness knows I've never really grown out of wanting to put pop-star posters on my walls -- it really feels like home at last. Come and visit us!

Almost like a mail

chiark: 34 messages ($rants[0] to follow)
earth: 0 messages
gmail (for freecycle): 256 messages ($rants[1] to follow)
gmail (other): no idea, hardly anybody mails me there anyway ($rants[2] to follow)
herald: 628 messages ($rants[3] to follow)
work: 83 items ($rants[4] to follow)

@rants = ('spam', 'freecycle', 'misc', 'oucs-d', 'work');

Posted more for my own benefit than anybody else's; it's just useful to see that I'm slowly getting them all under control.