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1. On the bus from Paddington back to the general vinicity of Hammersmith, the tired-looking lady opposite had one of her many bags fall over. It disgorged a plastic clip and a thesaurus and before she had managed to muster the cope to stand up I had got it back upright and handed the book back to her and she was... astonishingly grateful. We got chatting. She's Swedish, she's a dayjob as a teacher, and we geeked a bit about languages... and she insists that I get in touch with her so she can make me a necklace. asdf;laksdflksdj chance encounters on public transit restoring my ability to cope with people.

2. My new backpack continues awesome, to the tune of having working zips and also being massive and pretty fantastic at weight distribution. And all the pockets.

3. I am putting together a tea order for my household. In particular, NothingButTea currently carries creme brulee redbush.

4. It turns out that That One Gent had come across a picture of a lovely rockface with a waterfall down it that just happened to resemble spread thighs & labia. Naturally, he thought of me. I therefore know that this is a place in the world, and am appropriately delighted.

5. Polymer group outing for lunch and board games (and cinema, though I skived off that bit) -- and to my gentle astonishment I managed to watch people play a game, and to kind of pick up the rules, without completely freaking out. I would not have coped well with playing, but I now have useful data. (& in re lunch -- turns out I really like ridiculous veggie burgers with rocket, red onion marmalade, goats' cheese, and refried beans. I shall bear this in mind for the future.)

6. ... holy crap I did a poetry reading. I was a small mess about it - quiet, very apologetic, didn't give the audience enough opportunity to come with me - but I got some laughs and I got some compliments and I am super, super grateful to the organisers of Quiltbag Cabaret for having me. And, do you know, it was a success -- in that I have now done that thing, and I will be able to do it better next time.

7. Sunshine. I have been photosynthesising cheerfully all day. I actually had to get the suncream out, which was nice :-)

8. I am feeling vaguely useful -- I have not achieved putting bread on tonight and kind of want to get around to it, but I have done the washing up and conditioned my griddle pan and cleaned the bit of the hob that needed it; and I've - I think - sent all the e-mails that needed sending (links to various things I'd bought that people wanted specific recs for; a couple of chatty messages), plus read a Scary One, plus faffed some logistics (incl attempting to get together a group to see a Morgan & West show; I think Awesome Ex-Housemate C will really enjoy them if I can actually pin her down; I've got all the Hugo nominees into Calibre, thence to my ereader; and not only have I sorted out meds for the next week, I've put a note in the shared calendar asking people to tell me off if I haven't replaced the vitB I buy in bulk and am nearly at the end of. Also, I have done some minimal work on The Thing That Shall Not Be Named.

9. I failed to actually see my mum and baby brother today, but I have chatted to my mum quite a bit (carefully eliding any discussion of TTTSNBN, because I don't appear to be able to can on that front unless in person and dodgily even then; nothing world-ending and I will probably talk about it when it's over).

10. I managed to wake up with a rather unpleasant crick in my neck on Saturday morning, but range of motion is restoring itself. :-) Not all the way yet, but a good deal better!

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Date: 2014-06-02 01:25 am (UTC)
umadoshi: (Frozen - sisters at play (herbskillz))
From: [personal profile] umadoshi
to the tune of having working zips and also being massive and pretty fantastic at weight distribution. And all the pockets.

These are most excellent features in a backpack! And hooray for many good things in general. ^_^

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Date: 2014-06-02 02:00 am (UTC)
inoru_no_hoshi: The most ridiculous chandelier ever: shaped like a penis. Text: Sparklepeen. (Default)
From: [personal profile] inoru_no_hoshi
Ooo, those necklaces are pretty cool!

(I admit curiosity about the rockface-and-waterfall photo now. xD)

Hooray everything else! \o/ ♥

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Date: 2014-06-02 01:29 pm (UTC)
inoru_no_hoshi: The most ridiculous chandelier ever: shaped like a penis. Text: Sparklepeen. (Default)
From: [personal profile] inoru_no_hoshi
OH MY GOD IT DOES. *delighted laughter*

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Date: 2014-06-02 01:32 pm (UTC)
inoru_no_hoshi: The most ridiculous chandelier ever: shaped like a penis. Text: Sparklepeen. (Default)
From: [personal profile] inoru_no_hoshi
Nah, sounds like he knows how to tickle your sense of humor, and that's always a good thing in a relationship! :D

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Date: 2014-06-02 05:04 am (UTC)
shehasathree: (Default)
From: [personal profile] shehasathree
Poetry reading omg! (I am going to be doing that myself for the first time in just under two weeks. :s)

The creme brulee redbush tea sounds amazing.

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Date: 2014-06-02 08:09 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] strangecharm
I love those kind of veggie burgers too. :)

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Date: 2014-06-02 08:31 am (UTC)
crazyscot: Me looking content, on a glacier (Default)
From: [personal profile] crazyscot
Creme brulee rooibos?! What manner of alchemy...?

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Edited Date: 2014-06-02 08:32 am (UTC)

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Date: 2014-06-02 11:09 am (UTC)
pretty_panther: (misc: happy face)
From: [personal profile] pretty_panther
This post just makes me really happy :3 I' so glad all of this happened.

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Date: 2014-06-02 11:58 am (UTC)
nanila: (tachikoma: celebratory)
From: [personal profile] nanila
Hurrah for lots of good things! And for you being you being central to them. (<= not sure how well that second sentence parses when not verbalised...)

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Date: 2014-06-02 12:07 pm (UTC)
annalytica: (Default)
From: [personal profile] annalytica
You were fab at Quiltbag Cabaret!

I was chatting to an audience member who was there for the first time, and she made a point of telling me she had really enjoyed your set, because she's experienced similar things but found it hard to talk about so she appreciated someone saying those things out loud :)

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Date: 2014-06-03 05:27 pm (UTC)
askygoneonfire: Red and orange sunset over Hove (Default)
From: [personal profile] askygoneonfire
You tell us about a waterfall that looks like labia and legs and then don't share said picture? C'mon Alex, give the people what they want!

Also; lot's of good stuff in this list, really good to see. Esp the poetry success - something I will never be able to do in a million years so much respect.

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Date: 2014-06-05 03:48 am (UTC)
calissa: (Tea)
From: [personal profile] calissa
Mmm... tea. Creme brulee redbush sounds rather tasty. My own tea collection is in dire need of restocking.

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