January 19th, 2004
|06:36 pm - Dahn Sahf|
Hello! I am in easyInternetCafé Victoria in London. The weekend has been memorable for all the right reasons and I am extremely glad to have experienced it. More about the hunt at some later point, but I shall note now that ericklendl is a perseverant puzzle-solving stud. Today I have been to Reading to meet alhewison and look around the university. That too was very cool.
I will be in London for all of tomorrow daytime; one possibility would be to make the most of my 24-hour easyInternetCafé pass, but that's not a very interesting or exciting one. Please could I meet up with London types who I don't normally see instead? On Wednesday and Thursday I will be in Potters Bar and on Friday I will be in Oxford. I would love to meet up with random people who have gaps in their schedule!
It's a shame that you're not free in London on Wednesday because I have a quadruple free period and that is (believe it or not) enough time to get to London and spend and hour there and then get back again in time for my general studies lesson! Have a good time whatever you do! If you have no one to meet up with, go to the Tate (Britain, i.e. not the Modern) because it's free and warm and really good fun. Or the British Museum (equally free, as are a lot of museums).
Travel down from Cambridge to London and back just to meet me for an hour? You must be crazy, lady! :-) (So much time spent travelling, though I know you don't mind travelling and are obviously a productive traveller, but the expense...)
Wednesday morning could be possible; haven't worked out what time I'm going to be travelling to Potters Bar. I will talk to the guy who is putting me up there and find out what time I need to be there in order to do useful things for him on Wednesday.
I have had the London Museum (Museum of London?) recommended, which is apparently somewhere near Barbican. That is on this afternoon's agenda.
Let's keep in touch! I hadn't intended to drag you out of your way down to London, but it would be fantastic to get to meet you.
Friday, excellent! What time will you be here?
Don't know; haven't investigated travel between Potter's Bar and Oxford. It's between a single from PBar to London, a cross-London transfer and a period return (out Fri, back Mon) from London to Oxford and trying to do things with two singles. Roughly "afternoon", though.
Plan for the day: I should be available in the afternoon until about 6:30pm, when I am meeting up with zorac
and a load of gamers you don't know to go to Laser Quest and then to go and eat curry. You would be most welcome to tag along, but (a) it's non-trivially expensive and (b) you don't know the people involved. Seeing you on Fri afternoon for the "goodness, has it been two years already?" memorial meetup would be wonderful. Am trying to see other nice Oxford types as well. Heck, if there could be a mini-afternoon-t00bage at three days notice, so much the better, but don't go to the effort of dragging non-Oxford types to Oxford just to see little me. :-)
and I have
no schedule, most of our days are one long gap. :-)
Sounds likely that, if you wanted to, we could negotiate matching gaps and meet up! Would Friday afternoon be a convnenient time to visit?
Yup, works for me. We could haul imc
out of work and meet in town for a late-ish 'lunch' (which tends to mean I am the only one eating!) if you like.
I am just so happy that (at last) you've seemingly come out of one of these puzzle thingies 100% satisfied! Didn't think I was all that studly myself - maybe the perseverance counterbalanced it. Either way, thanks! :-)
My plans for the rest of the week are unavoidably fluid at the moment, but if I'm fully fit on Thursday and your early evening's blank we might be able to sort something out (HINT - Potters Bar is on the same line as Huntingdon!)
Oh, no I can't. Mr. Fuzzyhead forgot dentist appointment at 18:30 on Thursday. Hello Mr. Idea - meet Mrs. Kibosh.
Dude, I sucked at the puzzle solving - absolutely stunk at it. :-) However, that didn't stop it from being a fun weekend. More thereon later. Might be quite soon, actually.
I take it you'll be gone by the time I get off work at 5 tomorrow? Oh woe is me!
Needn't be. See comments to Chris' previous post and the email I've sent to an address certainly not in your LJ profile...
Gnot gnecessarily. I will be chez Alice and Owen from "a bit after 6pm" tonight, which is vaguely in your neck of the woods. (In the sense of "in London" and "east London".) No plans as to what's going to happen after that at all, but something involving additional meeting would be excellent.
Which zone are you in? I'm trying to work out whether I should buy a travelcard for today or not and, if so, which zones. (Having too much fun with Oyster Pre-Pay at the moment.) I probably should have bought one earlier, but didn't think of it sufficiently early.