July 23rd, 2003
|11:28 pm - Safe!|
Am back and safe from Nimbus - 2003. I have a write-up half-written at sundry easyInternetCafés which I shall finish forthwith; this is just a note to confirm that I have arrived back in Middlesbrough without problems. In short, Nimbus - 2003 was great. I met tons of tremendous people on the trip (not all at Nimbus!) and had a wonderful, though frequently rather nerve-wracking, time.
If anyone will be passing the London Victoria easyInternetCafé, I think I have about 20 minutes of unused credit remaining there which I shall pass into the public domain. Try credit number 9458 2729 5294 with password jp and let me know if it works. (It expires at 15:35:53 on Wednesday 30th.) Not one to go miles out of your way for, but I'd be interested to know if I could pass on a freebie to a Victoria commuter in this way.
In unrelated news, many happy returns of the day and a wonderful 7/23 to gaby723!
Current Mood: overwhelmed
Glad to know you're safe and sound; it was fabulous to meet you and I hope our paths cross again some day.
I hope our paths cross again some day.
I do, too. Let's make it so!
You - both singular and plural as part of the team - did a really fantastic job getting sponsorship. There are some people who made Nimbus a lot better and some people who made Nimbus happen at all. You're definitely part of the latter because of the money you raised. :-) You did great work and I know I couldn't've done it. *hugs*
Glad to hear you had a good time. :)
As you can see, I have a new LJ.
|Date:||July 23rd, 2003 04:09 pm (UTC)|| |
Wilkommen zu Back!
Somewhere in your glut of e-mails, there will probably be an important one from Alan O'Donnell sent at about 11:00 today... yesterday... July 23rd. Knowing that you were in transit, I've suggested he put you down as almostly certainly available, but you may like to confirm that if you get a chance.
It's all gone interesting-shaped. Very interesting-shaped.
I've heard more about you recently through tall_man
's journal than I have from yours. :-)
Glad your back and I look forward to hearing about your trip!
Actually, very little time was spent with jiggery_pokery
until the con was over, as he had con-running stuff to do, and I was there being a fanboy. And afterwords... well, everyone was tired. Really tired.
That being said, it's great to hear that he's home -- his travel plans were insane
-- bus ride to NYC, flight to London, more bus back home. Ugh. Far
too much of a chance to lose luggage.
The only time I was really concerned about my luggage was at the Greyhound station returning from Orlando to New York, when there were two parallel coaches both marked New York and people only took my tickets between Orlando and Fayetteville rather than Orlando and New York. That caused unnecessary concern simply by being so different to the journey down. Other than that, it was fine.
The journey being so complicated was a strange part of the fun. Orlando's local buses are, in some ways, very nice; if only they ran a little more frequently. You crazy Americans... :-)
> Orlando's local buses are, in some ways, very nice; if only they ran a little more frequently.
What do you expect in a country where there's a car for every adult citizen? Public transportation, what's that?!?!?
|Date:||July 23rd, 2003 04:36 pm (UTC)|| |
Glad to know you're home safe - it was wonderful to hang out with you this weekend, and everyone loved all your creative games!
Re: To maximize your own enjoyment...
Welcome back, Chris. If you didn't catch the show while you were in the U.S., you can download it from [deleted URL] (which I would recommend doing before reading your email, to avoid spoilers; I'd have emailed this, but that's sort of a Catch 22 problem). Delete this comment once you've watched, so the whole world doesn't consume my friend's bandwidth.
I have seen it. It was most groovy. Accordingly I have deleted the comment.
|Date:||July 23rd, 2003 07:50 pm (UTC)|| |
Glad to know you weren't splinched while apparating.
I liken my travel much more to using a portkey. Turns out that there were terrible troubles at the portkey destination if you wanted to use it to leave, though getting there was no problem at all.
|Date:||July 23rd, 2003 09:51 pm (UTC)|| |
Glad to hear you had a good time and got back safely, though can't help being hideously jealous. *g*
Ooh yes - I bumped into lexin
who was also there, and you (and ringbark
!) were both mentioned in the conversation, so you were there in spirit, at least. :-)
Forgot to mention to her that you had a LJ, but I'm sure she'd be thrilled if you were to drop by and leave her a comment.
|Date:||July 24th, 2003 09:13 pm (UTC)|| |
That's nice to know. :)
*g* She's one of those people I've chatted to lots but haven't been in contact with personally, or I would've added her as a friend by now. I'm not too confidant on LJ yet. Still getting a feel for what the community's like.
Of course I don't want to push you into something that you wouldn't be comfortable doing, but I really did get the perception that she'd be very pleased to hear that you were on LJ. We only chatted for perhaps half a minute, but she seemed very cool!
|Date:||July 26th, 2003 02:04 pm (UTC)|| |
She is quite cool. :)
I'm just naturally extremely shy. I'm always scared of posting things out in places where I'm not active in case I do something stupid.