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March 19th, 2003


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03:30 pm - Good morning!
Woke up at 9am, interrupted from a reasonably pleasant dream about Whittle with Tim Vine which seemed to have sprouted a bonus round involving solving a Rubik's Cube which had been twisted three times for £500,000. Quick shower, dashed clothes on.

Caught a bus half-way into town for an appointment at the hairdresser's. Got a reasonably short cut, but still just about long enough to part. The hairdresser's salon had Virgin Radio on, who played "Clocks" by Coldplay - a song I only recognised because it had been in an advert which I had enjoyed. As usual the singing is a dirge but the piano line is pretty cool and I am now ¼ of the way towards forgiving them for "Yellow". I planned to do "before" and "after" shots of my hair, but my digital camera's battery is flat.

Walked into town, purchased a Hungry Jack's sandwich for brunch and ate it in the park outside the central library. Someone walked past wearing a T-shirt saying "Tony Blair is a dick", which amused me. Went to see Confessions of a Dangerous Mind at the cinema's early £2.95 showing, which was very entertaining. Full marks for the particularly cheesy decades-old American game show music and an appearance of Gene Gene the Dancing Machine. Funniest moment: the mugging cameo appearance by the FCC agent who tones down the Dating Game contestants. (Robert John Burke as Instructor Jenks, or do I misunderstand?) It started to drag a little towards the end, but I'd happily see it a second time.

Walked home on the first really springlike day of the year. Bought the Guardian and the Evening Gazette for jobs listings. Called in at Middlesbrough Theatre, who confirmed the appearance of Tim Vine on June 11th, but who can't sell me tickets yet. Tickets should become available in the next day or two - probably when I'm away in Abingdon, alas. The parents are off to Saltburn-by-the-Sea to enjoy the weather. All told, a very good morning.

Oxford folks; Thursday afternoon looks inconvenient for people (though I could still be swayed should one or two others pipe up...) so I shall counter-propose Sunday lunchtime. My coach home leaves Gloucester Green at 1:45pm on Sunday and it will be a ~£40 blow if I miss it. Would Oxford folk be interested in meeting up somewhere for Sunday lunch instead? Somewhere central and cheap would be ideal but I'd settle for the Radcliffe Arms as being probably as close to this as we're likely to get. (Unless...?) It'd be great to see you!
Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: Gene Gene the Dancing Machine - now you know what this is!

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From:leathellin
Date:March 19th, 2003 07:51 am (UTC)

I piped..

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I will be in London on Sunday lunch time i'm afraid - to play a game.
I could try and bring a bonus metame on thursday though.
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From:jiggery_pokery
Date:March 19th, 2003 08:29 am (UTC)

Outstanding piping

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I will be in London on Sunday lunch time i'm afraid - to play a game.

Always an excuse that works well on me, that. :-)

I could try and bring a bonus metame on thursday though.

Sold! Let's all meet tomorrow at, say, half past five at a pub of your choice. Would about an hour be a reasonable sort of length of time to spend? Obviously the situation can change things up or down, just thinking in terms of what time I might get to Abingdon afterwards.
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From:leathellin
Date:March 19th, 2003 08:46 am (UTC)

Re: Outstanding piping

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I shall ask the metame if he would like to come along.
Um, pubs... I haven't been in the The Grapes or the White Horse or the Three Goats Heads for a while.
An hour sounds reasonable.
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From:jiggery_pokery
Date:March 19th, 2003 10:45 am (UTC)

Re: Outstanding piping

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I'm sure whichever one you suggest will be excellent. :-)

Unfortunately I have no mobile phone and I'm not sure where any of these three pubs are, so I would request that you kindly furnish me with the details by about 9:15 am tomorrow. (I anticipate a quick LJ blip before going to catch my 10:15 am coach.)
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From:leathellin
Date:March 19th, 2003 02:19 pm (UTC)

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The Grapes then. It's on George Street, kinda opposite the Apollo Theatre. There's a picture of some Grapes outside ;-)

ermmm - not actually Leathellin this, it's Metame in disguise... Be good to see you

5.30. or thereabouts. Here endeth the plan.

P.S which fabric would you like on your furnishings? - Leathellin
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From:jiggery_pokery
Date:March 19th, 2003 03:44 pm (UTC)

Piping hot

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Dear Sir and Madam,

Kindly furnish me forthwith with skintight studded black patent leather.

Yours aye,
ji...

...ah, pasted that into the wrong window. H'mph.

The plan sounds excellent and I look forward to seeing nice people aplenty this weekend. You will probably recognise me by my light blue denim jacket, my short hair, my blue spectacles or (most probably) the fact that I'm dragging a great big blue suitcase around.

Any hitmen wishing to collect on unpaid contracts should expect to find me at The Grapes from 5:30 until 6:30 on Thursday and at The Radcliffe Arms from noon until, ooh, about 1:20 on Sunday.
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From:leiabelle
Date:March 19th, 2003 08:16 am (UTC)
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Sounds like a good day! Glad to see you in a good mood. :) Perhaps the spring weather helps; I know it's been gorgeous here lately, though it's peculiarly misty right now. The crocuses are blooming all around campus and town. The colours are so bright! I really need to do some wandering with my camera so I don't forget.

What is Confessions of a Dangerous Mind about? I'm going to be so behind on pop culture when I get back to the States. Oh wait, I already was. XD

And the only way that shirt could have been funnier is if it had said, "Tony Blair is a spotted dick".
*runs*
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From:picklepuss
Date:March 19th, 2003 09:52 am (UTC)
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Confessions of a Dangerous Mind is the movie adaptation of the autobiography of Chuck Barris. Barris created the classic 60's game shows The Dating Game and The Gong Show (which he also hosted). Barris claims to have also been a hitman for the CIA at the same time as he was conquering the world of game shows. His story is that he would chaperon the winners of the Dating Game one their trips to exotic locations. These trips were a cover for his assassinations in Europe. Absolutely no one can corroborate Barris's story, and he's is generally believed to be full of it.

The movie was directed by George Clooney and written by Charlie Kaufman (Being John Malkovich and Adaptation). It stars Sam Rockwell(the bad guy in Charlie's Angels and the guy with the stupid mustache in Galaxy Quest) as Barris, Drew Barrymore as his girlfriend, Julia Roberts and George Clooney as his CIA contacts.

I've heard nothing but good things about the movie and I'm happy jiggery_pokery's opinion can be added to the mix.
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From:picklepuss
Date:March 19th, 2003 09:40 am (UTC)
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I am very jealous that you got to see CoADM before I did, even though it's been out over here for almost 3 months. I'll get you for that, mark my words.

Nice to see you having such a good day.
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From:truecatachresis
Date:March 19th, 2003 10:40 am (UTC)
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I'm busy Sunday afternoon, but if you have to leave by 1:45pm anyway, I'll be there to say Hi. No particular recommendations on pubbage, but the RA is well known for being cheap, and pretty close to GG considering.
From:cygnusfap
Date:March 19th, 2003 04:36 pm (UTC)
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Probably won't be there. Will likely have things to do. But you never know! Will email, LJ-comment or phone if I can come. Have fun anyway!

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