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The Bellinghman
Date: 2008-08-28 13:25
Subject: Meh
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The problem with Con's is that

you can end up with Con' lurgy. In this case, a nasty little cold that first crept up on my poor, undefended sinuses. Air-con' can really dry out the mucous membranes, and with 800 other people around (the exact number I don't know, but early on, a mere 6% of the members had yet to turn up, and at least one of those was nwhyte who was coming for only one day), the chances of there not being something to catch is quite low.

Happily, it only kicked in on Tuesday, which was our day for travelling back, visiting aged Mater, rescuing kitties, and seeing Hellboy II at the Vue in Cambridge. Hunan Prawns are an excellent way of beating a cold into temporary submission anyway. Yesterday, I roused myself long enough to phone in sick, and then collapsed back into bed, where I slept another 8 hours before waking again.

I'm not entirely compos mentis today (mens sana in corpore sano, sed, corpus non sanum, mens non sana), so I don't expect a terribly productive day. Ah well.

(All apostrophes above are those of omission.)
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Plastic Bertrand Russell
User: burkesworks
Date: 2008-08-28 08:35 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
(All apostrophes above are those of omission.)

Just as well; otherwise k425, the scourge of greengrocers throughout the land, would be on to you with a very large stick.

Hunan Prawns

I parsed that as "Human Prawns"; I know they sell everything on Mill Road but even then there are a few items that it's prudent not to ask about...
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2008-08-28 09:25 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Having met k425 for the first time in many years this last weekend, I'm sure she wouldn't, she's far too sweet.

And the prawns were on Burleigh Street, not Mill Road. It involves heating oil, throwing in a double handful of dried Szechuan chillies, and only then adding the rest of the ingredients. It's considered good etiquette to apologise to other diners for ordering it: the door to the street is usually opened the better to ventilate, and I have before now heard coughing from passers-by.

(It's scary that references to Mill Road are so unambiguous. I drive down a Mill Road almost every day, but would never think of that one.)

BTW: just finished playing Quixotic. Thanks for the recommendation.
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Linz
User: k425
Date: 2008-08-28 09:52 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
(All apostrophes above are those of omission.)

That doesn't make them all correct, though...

I have a cold, by the way. But having had a week off work and Jack having his very last two days ever at nursery, having today and tomorrow off weren't an option. Mind, I don't think mine's as bad as yours.
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Korenwolf
User: korenwolf
Date: 2008-08-28 10:02 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
39 unclaimed attendee memberships, so I'm reckoning around 760 in the hotel.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2008-08-28 10:15 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Does that allow for the fact membership numbers went slightly above 800? (At least up to 806)
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