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Now is the time to come to the aid of the party
addedentry and j4 invite you to their distributed birthday celebrations!

It's our birthday on 5/5/5. Janet will be 3x3x3 and Owen will be a perfect number.

PARTY PART ONE: London, Thursday 5 May
Come to Poptimism [flyer for last time]. Drink, dance, or both, and get home in time to know the general election result.

PARTY PART TWO: Cambridge, Saturday 7 May
Meet at the Fort St George, Midsummer Common, for picnic or pubbing, from 1500 onwards.

Then back to j4's house from 2000 for more party and cake. RSVP appreciated, especially if you might need to stay over.

Bring badgers, booze, boyfriends/girlfriends and birthday wishes.
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hoshuteki From: hoshuteki Date: April 6th, 2005 11:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, I'll be at Poptimism. But this getting home... oh wait, hang on. This is all very familiar.
atommickbrane From: atommickbrane Date: April 6th, 2005 11:15 am (UTC) (Link)
d_floorlandmine From: d_floorlandmine Date: April 6th, 2005 11:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Gah! Lectures on Thursday, and pre-booked for Saturday. Rasn-snafn-rasn. But as Poptimism is on until 1 ... although slightly scared by the flyer.
atommickbrane From: atommickbrane Date: April 6th, 2005 11:46 am (UTC) (Link)
(Possibly until 3 but ahem we haven't sorted out new flyers yet :))
d_floorlandmine From: d_floorlandmine Date: April 6th, 2005 12:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
lnr From: lnr Date: April 6th, 2005 12:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Count me in for the Saturday, and I'll definitely think about Poptimism. It sounds like really good fun, but argh getting home that night or to work the next day is going to be difficult!
julietk From: julietk Date: April 6th, 2005 12:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Have put Poptimism in the diary!
nja From: nja Date: April 6th, 2005 12:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am already ironing my boob tube and my sparkly disco trousers, for part two. Blimey, I'm turning into a middle-aged party animal. Is this my mid-life crisis?

(I've just been to a meeting with a colleague I've known for nearly 20 years and two young women, and I'm feeling like one of the old farts who used to totter around the campus when I was a youth, telling people they remembered Philip Larkin).
the_heiress From: the_heiress Date: April 6th, 2005 12:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll say the same thing on both journals, though without the typo here...

Hullo. Herr Powers and I would love to join you, definitely for Thursday and likely for both (though Saturday may be an afternoon visit only).

We'll be parking in Soho, so would be able to drop people we like the look of home anywhere between Soho and Hockliffe.
rysmiel From: rysmiel Date: April 6th, 2005 02:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am too many miles away, damn it.
bopeepsheep From: bopeepsheep Date: April 6th, 2005 03:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I should think we can make the Saturday with relative ease*, and I'm very tempted to see if I can break my 'no clubbing, not never, who me?' rule and make it to Poptimism which sounds like the sort of thing I'd actually enjoy. Despite disliking that sort of thing. :)

* Depending on the ease of relatives, really, since it's the birthday of one of them. But we'll see him the following weekend anyway, which is coincidentally when my birthday is. I will be 10001. Or 3x3x3+3+3. I'm not sure which sounds more ancient. But it's all a fib since in my head I am going to be 22 again. Which sounds much more fun. ;-)
burkesworks From: burkesworks Date: April 6th, 2005 04:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Can't do election night, as I'll be broadcasting back in Bradford doing my poor man's Peter Snow sorta thang. BUT there's a live chance that I can make it on the Saturday if you can clear me some space to crash in among the badger colony.
As for birthdays, well mine's the week before yours and while I can't do 3x3x3 or perfect numbers, I can at least manage 2x22.
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j4 From: j4 Date: April 6th, 2005 04:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know, and he doesn't look a day over 200! Funny thing is, there's this portrait of him in the loft...
jiggery_pokery From: jiggery_pokery Date: April 6th, 2005 05:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
The sum of your ages will be 55. You should dub this a 55th birthdays party!

I was born at 5:55 pm - well, 5 minutes before 5 minutes before that.
truecatachresis From: truecatachresis Date: April 6th, 2005 05:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think I should be able to make Saturday (probably not Thursday), and would need crash space.
From: rmc28 Date: April 6th, 2005 06:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll no doubt be doing LibDem stuff on the election night, but hope to come along on the Saturday.
hairyears From: hairyears Date: April 6th, 2005 10:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Saturday: Yes, definitely! Can I reserve crash space?

Thursday, ploptimism: probably not. Work night, and Aikido night, unless the dojo is a polling station.
vinaigrettegirl From: vinaigrettegirl Date: April 6th, 2005 11:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

very fab on both counts

I might have broken my omertà and at least threatened to be live - but will be on an airplane, or getting off one, on those nights.

Have delightful times planning those good days and evenings, though. Yay you both.
taimatsu From: taimatsu Date: April 7th, 2005 06:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Both are in my diary. I probably won't be able to make the Thursday (unless I took the Friday off, which I just possibly might, given it's also my birthday weekend) but I will be in Cambridge on the Saturday, albeit for the purpose of attending a prior engagement. I suspect I will be in your vicinity, though, and will do my utmost to come and see you and bring you birthday wishes and nice things, and stay for a while if I possibly can.
taimatsu From: taimatsu Date: April 27th, 2005 07:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Update: I have the Friday off and will come to the clubbing. I will probably have to go home from work to vote and then head out again, unless I can get up early enough to vote in the morning.

What does one wear to this event? I have only been goth or fetish clubbing recently, so my ideas of appropriate attire may be a tad skewed.
j4 From: j4 Date: April 29th, 2005 09:11 am (UTC) (Link)
What does one wear to this event?

Um, whatever one wants? AFAIK there's no dress-code, & indie is a broad church. (Full-on fetish would probably be a bit OTT, though, likewise full-on goth.) You saw the sort of things people wore to Panic ... probably something like that. (I've never been to this club before, so I dunno what it's like; I always sort of expect London indie to be a bit more glamorous than provincial indie, but that's not always the case ...)

Sorry, I never know what to advise people on things like this! :-/
j4 From: j4 Date: May 4th, 2005 08:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, btw, Owen says "think disco rather than clubbing" if that helps. Not sure it would help me... You'll look lovely whatever you wear, anyway! :)

Still don't know what I'm going to wear...
hairyears From: hairyears Date: May 4th, 2005 01:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
  1. Will try to make it after Aikido.
  2. Will be accompanied by large bag of sweaty Kidogi;
  3. Will try very, very hard not to turn up in work clothes (a pinstripe suit)...
  4. ...But may still succeed in being the most ridiculous person there. Taimatsu has nothing to fear on that score.
taimatsu From: taimatsu Date: May 4th, 2005 05:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think I have thought of something to wear. I'm a bit nervous that I won't know anyone aaaaaaargh except you, obviously. I'll be fiiiiine :)

You too will look lovely whatever you wear!
nou From: nou Date: May 4th, 2005 12:49 am (UTC) (Link)
I shall be cooking - first dinner party in ages is the next day. Please dance like a loon for me, and I shall drink an accidentally-garlic-flavoured gin and tonic for you.
j4 From: j4 Date: May 4th, 2005 08:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Does that mean your dinner party is on the Friday (so you won't be able to make the Thursday night) or on the Sunday (so you won't be able to make the Saturday afternoon/evening)? Or both? Confused. It will be a shame if you can't make it to either! I haven't seen you for ages.

Hope the dinner party goes well though anyway! And garlic-flavoured gin-and-tonic sounds too good to be only done by accident. Mmmm.
nou From: nou Date: May 4th, 2005 09:06 am (UTC) (Link)
It's on Friday, so I'll be cooking on Thursday and tidying up/recovering on Saturday.
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