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Archive for August, 2007

The Debian BBQ

Yay backdating entries :P Boo for it being an entire month since the event so my memories are blurring :(

Things I do remember:

MEAT — Lots of meat. Meat of many different types. Tasty meat :3 Meat with buns and peppers and cheese and onion ^_____^

The Wii — A games console that even Kitty was impressed with~ Excite Truck was by far the most popular game, being played constantly for ~12 hours once people discovered it. I beat Phil Hands at it; while not impressive in itself (he hadn’t played before), I’m still chuffed to have beaten a guy who earns a kiloguinea a day at anything :P

Being in Nattie’s Cat Harem — Myself and a French guy who’s name I never heard said “mew”, and Nattie stroked us; she is awesome for random hugging~ She also did my hair in cute braids ^__^

Groping Enrico Zini‘s arse — He’s such a lovely guy; if I were gay, it’d be for him <3 He even complimented me on my groping skills XD

Beers — there were several types; one of which was a crate of Scrimshander, which Kitty was paying for, and I transported by hand…

Mao — which always seems to happen when you get lots of geeks together. This group seemed more experienced than at debconf, and thus managed to come up with more fun rules while avoiding annoying ones /o/

It took place over three days, which I think makes it the longest barbecue (or party of any type) that I’ve ever been to :3

Cambridge is still as lovely as I remember; we went punting up the river, and saw ducks and things ^_^ Photos are somewhere, not uploaded yet…

Posted August 25th, 2007 by Shish, in reallife


8 hours sleep + 4 hours lie-in is good for dreaming \o/

I’ve had several dreams about teeth falling out, and woken up with teeth hurting; I’ve been to a dentist and she said everything looked OK though~

Then one about alien invasion — the overwatch, coming in coventant dropships, invading a place which was geographically my primary school, structurally my secondary school, and included my halls of residence from uni…

Thirdly, I had a dream of picking up bricks and things in the same way that a statically charged balloon picks up bits of paper. Some mystical lady with “Thread” in her title saw this and took me as her “wake” (some sort of pupil? I don’t know if that’s actually a real word :S)

Lastly, I was walking round with a random lump of plastic, which I then broke — luckily, some random person had glue in their handbag; I spotted this and asked them for it, and repayed them with hugs ^_^

Posted August 19th, 2007 by Shish, in MoS, reallife

Our house is secure :|

Arriving home at ~2am, I figure I won’t ring the bell and wake people up, it’d be better to get in quietly; so I open the front door with my key, to find that the door is chained in a way that can only be undone from the inside. And so, on to hunting down an emergency key to get in the back door. I stick the key in, and find that there’s already a key there so I can’t get in from outside. Then the garage — I open it, but find that the inside door is also locked -_-. Then I climb the wall to get to the balcony door, also locked and only openable from inside…

Having failed at all possible locks, a new approach — I get back to the garage, pick out some tools, and start forcibly removing the inside door. I get most of the way through the process, but grabbing the effective part of the opening mechanism and turning it from inside results in it falling out, leaving the door jammed in a locked state…

Then onto another door, which I start scratching at; after a few more minutes of failing, I get jumped by my dad, who (rather sensibly) thought I was a burglar >_< Giggles were had, then I repaired the doors, and finally got to bed; thankful for parents with a sense of humour \o/

Posted August 19th, 2007 by Shish, in reallife