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May the fifth be with you
An old joke, but... an old one. And only a week overdue!

Anyway: a very belated thank you to all the people who celebrated my and addedentry's birthday(s) with us last weekend, either in person or by email, SMS, card, Facebook, or any other means of communication I've temporarily forgotten about. You are all very kind and I am a lousy thank-you-letter-writer, and I'm sorry.

The long weekend (a nice side-effect of when our birthday is) was all fun. On Friday night we had a low-key but lovely meal out at The Jam Factory with a couple of friends (and Owen's brother), and we had CAKE (photos to follow). The waiters didn't really mind us bringing our own cake but we bribed them (by giving them CAKE) just in case, because they are always so nice to us there. :-)

We opened all our presents on Saturday morning, sitting on the bed surrounded by an ocean of wrapping paper, and on Saturday night we went to Feeling Gloomy and danced a considerable portion of the night away to indie disco, which was jolly good fun. They even gave us CAKE at Feeling Gloomy! We got to stand on the stage and be sung at! There is photographic evidence!

And on the Bank Holiday Monday we went on an unexpectedly sunny walk from the Victoria Arms to town as the less-heroic, non-punting wing of this venture. Timings and misunderstandings meant that we only met up with the punters very briefly on the river-path, but it was a good walk (photos of that to follow too) & I'd be very happy to do it again with the company we intended to have!

The inbetween bits of the weekend (Sunday, later on Monday) were spent fighting an old Mac G3 which really doesn't seem to want to have Ubuntu installed on it (despite the tender ministrations and strategically-placed screwdrivers of brrm on Sunday afternoon). No, really, that was fun too, just a different kind of fun.

Anyway. Thank you all again. :-)

And hopefully now that I've unblocked that bottleneck I'll be able to post some of the other things I've been meaning to post all week.


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juggzy From: juggzy Date: May 11th, 2007 09:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
j4 From: j4 Date: May 11th, 2007 09:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

[expects reply along the lines of 'gerroff!']
juggzy From: juggzy Date: May 11th, 2007 10:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
*puts hand down j4's backside where she expects the knickers to be
emperor From: emperor Date: May 11th, 2007 09:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
The Jam Factory is great, isn't it? The TS committedium went there after our last meeting.
j4 From: j4 Date: May 11th, 2007 09:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah-HA! Now you know where the Jam Factory is, we can meet there next time you come up to Oxfnord, because a) it's ace, and b) it's only about 10 minutes away from our house. :-)
beingjdc From: beingjdc Date: May 11th, 2007 09:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
We opened all our presents on Saturday morning

Hur hur.
j4 From: j4 Date: May 11th, 2007 09:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hur hur.

Hem hem.
rysmiel From: rysmiel Date: May 12th, 2007 12:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, since I have now actually got paid, in theory, your birthday present should not be that much longer. *hug*
hairyears From: hairyears Date: May 12th, 2007 01:50 pm (UTC) (Link)

Shoulderpad city

That's an archetypally 1980's photograph of Owen!

Still, it is a 30th birthday party.
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