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I've bought things, I've bought them with my... money
Spent most of Saturday in town. Tried to phone lnr and/or ewx to ask if they wanted to meet up with me and sion_a for lunch, but couldn't get through; sion_a and I had a nice lunch in Tatties anyway, where we also bumped into simonb, ottah and their friend Amanda (?) who as far as I know doesn't have an LJ. :-)

I bought all the things I intended to buy, which was rather an odd assortment including insoles, cards, toothpaste, henna, a violin mute, and a knee brace. While I was in the music shop looking for a mute (and some viola music so that I can learn to read alto clef again), sion_a took the opportunity to ask about trombone rental.

I just want to say "trombone rental" again, because the phrase is really much funnier than it should be.

Anyway, a combination of good sales technique from the nice girl in the music shop and unsubtle encouragement from me eventually persuaded him that he really did want to rent the trombone; so hopefully (assuming he does get back into playing again) he'll be able to join the Concert Orchestra next term too. And having heard the noise a trombone makes, I don't think I'll need to feel guilty about practising violin while he's in earshot any more. :-)

Back home we recovered from shopping with the aid of lots of tea, before heading back out again for acronym's birthday party / antinomy and Nigel's engagement party. Eventually found Kate & Nigel's place despite sion_a transposing the digits of the house number in his head -- still not quite as impressive as emperor accidentally adding up the digits in his head before passing the address on to atreic.

All in all it was quite a good party -- great to talk to acronym properly, lovely to see lnr for a change, and good to chat to various other people. Though really I was quite lazy and stayed on the same sofa all evening, so only really talked to the people who happened to end up near me ... I blame tiredness. And I feel like I didn't say much to the Happy Couple at all (apart from a bizarre and confused conversation with Kate and her sister, about aeroplanes and eBay) but I hope they do carry on being happy, and I hope they had a good party anyway.

sion_a and I got home some time after the clocks had gone back.

Today I will be mostly discovering clocks I'd forgotten to set; re-henna-ing my hair (if I have time); tidying up; generally pottering. And hoiho gets back this evening (hurrah!) so will probably be going for dinner with him.

Current Mood: even tireder

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acronym From: acronym Date: October 26th, 2003 05:46 am (UTC) (Link)
It was lovely to see you. Here's some of the URLs I was hurling at you :)

Flash animations:
http://www.rathergood.com/lightsabre/ - McLusky, Lightsabre...
http://users.wolfcrews.com/toys/vikings/ - Led Zep, Immigrant Song


http://www.phdcomics.com/ - "Piled Higher and Deeper"

- A

emperor From: emperor Date: October 27th, 2003 12:56 am (UTC) (Link)
still not quite as impressive as emperor accidentally adding up the digits in his head before passing the address on to atreic.

The moral of this story boys and girls is not to ask your SO for important detailed information whilst they are still 98% asleep.

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