Jun. 26th, 2005 12:05 pm
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Rey dropped [livejournal.com profile] silverblue and me in the city yesterday, and we tromped around shopping and amusing ourselves. Inflicted horrible temptation on her at places like Tin Soldier and a second-hand jewellery store, although not quite enough to avenge her introducing me to Anton's. She got SPANC, which is as gleefully silly and fun as most Foglio products are, and I picked up some new figures with which to traumatise our D&D group.

We managed to avoid most of the rain and all the homicidal drivers who don't understand that pedestrians still have right of way when the 'Don't Walk' begins flashing - I hope they *do* double the parking fees for 4WDs - before heading home for our housewarming party, which was also Rey's birthday party. We got to meet the neighbours, and Dog-Or made new friends; [livejournal.com profile] waitingman, [livejournal.com profile] quatranoctal the gaming group minus [livejournal.com profile] sarin_girl, various of Rey's workmates, and her brother also showed.

We had a new barbecue, and were having trouble lighting the briquettes until John (Neil's player from SSE) stepped in, successfully lighting the briquettes and one or two other things which were quite quickly extinguished, all things considered, so no harm done, but I am contractually obliged to poke fun at him for this. In unrelated news, he is being promoted to a Level 3 Safety Officer or some such at his work, so congratulations to him!

Food was eaten, SPANC was played, bad movies were watched. And Silverblue and I plotted and schemed and worked out stuff about Sithen's people. Coming soon to a [livejournal.com profile] shinyshinyelves near you. Rey actually invited her to play Bramble-and/or-Thorn in a ShinyShinyElves game, which is like asking the Mafia if they'd like to mind money for you.

Got up this morning and drove Silverblue to the airport, with only half a functioning brain. Some minor navigational errors, but we got there in good time for the plane and I just managed to get back to the carpark in under an hour, thus reducing the parking fees to survivable levels. Drove back, possibly not taking the most direct route (I think I may have ended up driving in a full circle around the airport), but just before I got home they played one of my favourite songs on the radio, which I'd have missed had I been more efficient. So it's all good. Then back to sleep for several hours.

Today: quiet day, catch up on sleep, catch up on LJ, catch up on painting, tidy up.

Also, Silverblue introduced us to Voltaire's "Dead Girls Like Me" and Devo's "Head Like A Hole", both of which had me in fits of laughter.

I live.

Jun. 24th, 2005 09:13 am
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Picked up [livejournal.com profile] silverblue from airport on Wednesday evening. Yay! Met [livejournal.com profile] asagwe and [livejournal.com profile] shadow_5tails at airport on Thursday morning, and had breakfast with them before their flight on to Melbourne. Have missed Melbourne People the last few months.

Throat bug decided to resurface, also apparently creeping into Eustachian tube and causing earache. Ow ow ow. Went in to work anyway, and surprised self by doing productive debugging-type-stuff despite this, then went home and napped before [livejournal.com profile] reynardo, [livejournal.com profile] da_norvegicus, Silverblue and I headed out for the Alice Cooper show.

Supporting act was Billy Thorpe. About all I knew of him was the one song of his they play on the radio, "Most People I Know", which is a fairly lightweight song of the "my life was a mess until I found God" variety. Pleasantly surprised by rather harder rock than I'd expected, and some excellent backing musicians. Probably just as well that Rey and Ratboy came in just after he finished telling a story about Morocco and a very large block of hash, though.

Uncle Alice himself was, well, Alice :-) A good mix of the favourites and stuff I'd never heard, and of course lots of pretty props. Paris Hilton got savaged by a fluffy glove-puppet animal, yay! [livejournal.com profile] silverblue and I bounced up and down a lot, and giggled at the guitarist trying to do the throw-the-pick-in-the-air-and-catch-it-again trick, and fumbling it. Then back home for brief plotting before falling asleep.

On a political note: ...the HELL? Like [livejournal.com profile] publius1, I wince to find myself on the same side as Scalia, Rehnquist, and Thomas.


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