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Wanted: small flat for young pseudo-professional, at least 1,000 miles from Cambridge. Must have roof, at least 3 walls, gas oven, and NO PARKING.
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brrm From: brrm Date: August 21st, 2003 04:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
No parking? What's up?
j4 From: j4 Date: August 22nd, 2003 02:52 am (UTC) (Link)
No parking as in no space for anybody to come and visit by car. It wasn't really aimed at anybody in particular, just a general inaccessibility thing.
From: kaet Date: August 21st, 2003 05:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was gonna say gas oven, what's up?.

This one's gonna be mine, okay? You can have number 17, though, if you want, it's only 50 miles away, so we'd be neigbours. :)

j4 From: j4 Date: August 22nd, 2003 02:53 am (UTC) (Link)
That looks great, actually. Where is Cindercone?
huskyteer From: huskyteer Date: August 22nd, 2003 05:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Add some huskies and an internet connection and I'm sold. What scenery!

(Oh, and really good cavity wall insulation...)
From: ex_monkeyhan688 Date: August 22nd, 2003 01:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Come and live/stay with me and J-P! You'd be incredibly welcome. But the oven is for the cooking of food only.
Yes, we have no parking. Although you could technically park in the car park of the pub next door, which prompted my mum to tell us to get a car. "If you have a pond, fish will swim in it."
barnacle From: barnacle Date: August 22nd, 2003 01:48 am (UTC) (Link)

You can't fake the recipe of a happiness cake

Come and live/stay with me and J-P! You'd be incredibly welcome. But the oven is for the cooking of food only.

It's also 'lectric, which probably won't make it useful in the sense that I think you think it might be put to use.... But he killed her! He killed his muse! Sweet Sylvia, thy blood is on his hands, on his words, on his baking trays!

j4 From: j4 Date: August 22nd, 2003 02:57 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm not sure it's far enough away from Cambridge. But otherwise that sounds like a good idea. Oxford is nice, and I could be a sort of housewife to you and J-P, staying at home and bringing up the kittens while you go off to earn a living down the publishing mines. ... Could we move the whole of Oxford to, say, Antarctica? Or would the permafrost foul up the Bodleian's bookstacks?
From: hsenag Date: August 22nd, 2003 03:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Could we move the whole of Oxford to, say, Antarctica?

They only have an intermittent UUCP feed, how would we live?
j4 From: j4 Date: August 22nd, 2003 03:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Goodness gracious! It hadn't occurred to me that I wouldn't be able to communicate with people as easily in Antarctica as I can in Cambridge! If I'd realised that, I wouldn't have been suggesting moving Oxford -- or even leaving Cambridge in the first place! After all, how would I live without the miracle of the internet, enabling me to have pointless arguments with smug idiots savant the whole world over?

hsenag <----------------------------------------------------------------------> the point
From: hsenag Date: August 22nd, 2003 03:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Sorry, I keep forgetting about your humour bypass.

I guess the fact that I also live in Oxford was also lost on you.
j4 From: j4 Date: August 22nd, 2003 03:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Sorry, I keep forgetting about your humour bypass.

Most people inferred from my original post that I was unhappy about something, and that I wanted to get away from people. You barged in with all the tact and sensitivity of a large sledgehammer, making tedious jokes (though I thought a "joke" was meant to be funny -- maybe you should look it up in your precious dictionary?) about oh-my-god-how-can-we-live-without-the-internet. Ha fucking ha. I don't know if you thought you were helping -- to be honest, I suspect the emotional aspect of what I posted simply escaped you, because I don't believe that you're capable of understanding human emotions or even acknowledging that they exist -- after all, you don't understand them, therefore they're not worth noticing.

And now you STILL think you're somehow being funny. "Humour bypass"! Ho ho! How witty!

I guess the fact that I also live in Oxford was also lost on you.

No, I remembered that you live in Oxford. It's part of the reason why I'd rather live in Antarctica.

Now FOAD.
barnacle From: barnacle Date: August 22nd, 2003 05:42 am (UTC) (Link)

Housewhiffery

Oxford is nice, and I could be a sort of housewife to you and J-P, staying at home and bringing up the kittens while you go off to earn a living down the publishing mines.

Excellent plan. We can actually get kittens then. Their tiny hairs can replace the scratty black inch-longs that the previous tenants seem to have left everywhere from their own wee heads. And there's nothing in our contract about pets. There's nothing in our contract about Janets, although maybe that would have been covered under "pets."

Come and live with us. The spare room doubles up as our computer room and library, so it's probably ideal. And we could give you hugs, and make you tea, and eat you head.

Could we move the whole of Oxford to, say, Antarctica? Or would the permafrost foul up the Bodleian's bookstacks?

The environment, with its lack of any kind of change, would probably be an ideal situation for the Bodleian stacks. I read somewhere that a footprint in Antarctica blah blah blah ten years to recover DID YOU KNOW that a piece of Antarctic bracken can bend to a man's foot with one blow of its ICY, BITING WIND?

From: ex_monkeyhan688 Date: August 22nd, 2003 06:50 am (UTC) (Link)

I mitre known

We can actually get kittens then. Their tiny hairs can replace the scratty black inch-longs that the previous tenants seem to have left everywhere from their own wee heads.

Shoe downstairs wears a hat all the time. Is this significant? Is he stealing our hair and hiding it? I work somewhere where getting a big hat is synonymous with hiding or repressing your sexuality. Is this relevant?.... Hi!
barnacle From: barnacle Date: August 22nd, 2003 07:03 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: I mitre known

I work somewhere where getting a big hat is synonymous with hiding or repressing your sexuality. Is this relevant?

Freud once said "sometimes, a beard is just a beard." I hope this helps.

lnr From: lnr Date: August 22nd, 2003 01:22 am (UTC) (Link)
YHM *hugs*
From: tamsinj Date: August 22nd, 2003 06:58 am (UTC) (Link)
i'd vote for something like a log cabin in highlands. something like Strings cabin in airwolf.. [1] but i'll admit to insufficient knowledge of size to say whether or not scotland would qualify as being 1kmiles away.

if it did, small farmhouses (calor gaz though) would be utterly dirt cheap wrt current position.

t.
[1] and if it comes with a surplus military helichopter so much the better
rysmiel From: rysmiel Date: August 22nd, 2003 07:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Montreal counts.
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