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From [livejournal.com profile] katyha; apparently when I hug my friends (and even worse, my dad), it's a faux-american nervous tic.

There was plenty of hugging at Planet Angel on Friday*. Much fun was had by all, and the resident hippies are every bit as friendly as I was promised. They even let me do glow-poi on their 'no poi on the dancefloor' dancefloor, because it was "well pretty, man" and I had a crowd watching me at the time. [livejournal.com profile] bluecassandra and her 'little' sister were looking particularly fabulous.

[livejournal.com profile] libellum and myself left a few minutes before the end, had an extremely short drive back to mine (London with no traffic is remarkably pleasant to drive through), and got ourselves eight hours sleep in preparation for...

Torture Garden on Saturday night. Lots more fun than PA, so it must have been pretty damn good. I juggled shiny things a lot, replaced my glow-poi audience of the night before with a 'beating my girlfriend with various implements' crowd, on pretty much exactly the same spot (TG has the dungeon where PA has the main dancefloor), grinned while said girlfriend ran around the club waylaying any girls who made eye contact with her and snogging them (she did such a good job on one little oriental girl that said girl went off and came back with a friend!!), and got told by one very animated guy that we 'defined' TG for him. We may have been doing something rude on the dancefloor a few minutes before that**. :-D

Sunday we drove home, got another eight hours of solid sleep, then reluctantly eased back into consciousness. At this point I had the brilliant idea of going to the flower market around the corner from my place and buying [livejournal.com profile] libellum a few flowers. I bought the place out of roses, then bulked them up a bit with carnations - final count was 160 roses and 80 carnations I believe. It was quite funny watching her try to find enough containers to put them all in when we got back to her place. Especially when one container turned out to have a resident spider of impressive size - I reckon he was good for a handspan when he waved his legs around (which he was doing quite a lot, as [livejournal.com profile] libellum had put water in the pot before spotting him).

In between getting back to mine with the flowers and getting them to their new home, we also had a visit from [livejournal.com profile] romauld and [livejournal.com profile] elise, and the four of us wandered down Brick Lane and I ate some of the most unlikely things. Anyone familiar with my fussiness over food would be either proud of me, or deeply shocked :) I might pop down there again in future... I doubt it was very healthy, but at least it was different.

At [livejournal.com profile] libellum's place there were also residents [livejournal.com profile] strongtrousers and [livejournal.com profile] glamwhorebunni, and we all spent a few hours nattering before eventually I gave [livejournal.com profile] elise a lift to Kings Cross (although possibly the wrong bit, I realised this morning), and then crawled home into bed. And then read until gone midnight, which was foolish. (Getting up this morning)--

Waking up this morning was particularly unpleasant as my habitual check of my mobile for text messages revealed that my kid brother had been bottled at 2am last night and was currently in hospital being treated for serious head wounds. Apparently he's going to be okay - my mum rang me as I was walking to work to give me the details - but still, not the best news to start a Monday with.

So that was the weekend that was. I feel remarkably intact considering I just did two all-night clubs... maybe I'm not quite as old as I've been feeling lately :) Now to try to write some code, ugh.


* also some kissing of men (with facial hair), so I'm just losing manliness and Britishness points all over the place here.
** in related news, [livejournal.com profile] libellum has apparently learnt to breathe through her ears.

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Date: 2006-08-14 09:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] valkyriekaren.livejournal.com
Awwww! Flowers! That's so lovely.

Did Elise get her bag back? I believe she left it behind at B-Movie.

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Date: 2006-08-14 09:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wildeabandon.livejournal.com
I did - I realised when I went to get my oyster card for the bus, and Odie had it and was still around. Am muppet...

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Date: 2006-08-14 09:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] valkyriekaren.livejournal.com
*grin*
Good, glad you got it back!

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Date: 2006-08-14 09:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dennyd.livejournal.com
Did I leave you at the wrong Kings Cross? I woke up this morning with an uneasy feeling that the road system there wasn't the right shape.

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Date: 2006-08-14 10:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wildeabandon.livejournal.com
You dropped me outside Thameslink, but it's all of 2 minutes walk to get to the main station :)

*kiss*

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Date: 2006-08-14 10:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dennyd.livejournal.com
Ah, that's okay then. :)

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Date: 2006-08-14 09:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skorpionuk.livejournal.com
Hooray! for excellent weekends, glad you enjoyed yours. The glowy toys did look very pretty when I saw them, briefly :-)

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Date: 2006-08-14 09:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tephramancy.livejournal.com
I can't believe I missed you and James kissing. I hate you both.

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Date: 2006-08-14 09:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hythloday.livejournal.com
Jim Shelley is the TV critic of the Daily Mirror.

Nuff said.

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Date: 2006-08-14 09:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] world-of-skin.livejournal.com
Heh, I was about to say the same.

And I'm sorry to hear about your brother - hope he's doing okay. And I really do not want to think about how much all those flowers must've cost you.. wow..

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Date: 2006-08-14 09:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dennyd.livejournal.com
Ah, you! I'll be in MK on August 26th. Or, more accurately, I'll be in Newport Pagnell on Aug 26th, for a free party at a pub, with fire-show and similar silliness. Fancy popping along?

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Date: 2006-08-14 11:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] world-of-skin.livejournal.com
Arghhhh! Noooooo! I am in London from the 25th till the 28th (horror film festival and stuff :) )! I swear, we must keep doing this on purpose, it's quite uncanny, especially when you consider how infrequently we both visit the other location, don't you think?

Otherwise, that sounds like fun and I would've definitely been there, seeing as how I'm not up to much this summer other than being in pubs etc most of the time anyway (which pub, out of interest?) :(

I think we might be cursed y'know.

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Date: 2006-08-15 08:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dennyd.livejournal.com
It is quite impressive.

http://myspace-758.vo.llnwd.net/01041/85/75/1041785758_l.jpg

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Date: 2006-08-14 09:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sepheri.livejournal.com
Not a fan of hugging myself. At least, not hbitual hugging.
A hug for a good reason is sometimes nice or if I have particularly missed someone but other than that I am not much of a touchy-feely kinda girl.
Unless I am drunk or it involves cling film of course ;)

Can she teach me that breathing through ears trick?

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Date: 2006-08-14 10:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] libellum.livejournal.com
It may only work when I'm on pills, I'm not sure... clearly I'll have to try it again at some point :)

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Date: 2006-08-14 10:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sepheri.livejournal.com
Ah, its one of those suprising yet pleasing unexpected drug side effects. Hoorah!

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Date: 2006-08-14 09:58 am (UTC)
mr_magicfingers: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mr_magicfingers
I keep going to the TG's that you two aren't at. I may have to remedy this situation.

Glad you had a great time, sounded fabulous.

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Date: 2006-08-14 10:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] missyasmina.livejournal.com
1. I'm sooo envious. I wanna go baaaaack.
2. Your girlfriend sounds fun :P

And good morning btw. :)
*is off looking for coffee*

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Date: 2006-08-14 11:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluecassandra.livejournal.com
Hang on, you were kissing blokes and I missed it?
Damn.

I liked planet angel alot, god knows when I'll be able to go again though.

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Date: 2006-08-14 02:48 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] pooloftrees.livejournal.com
I'm glad you had a good weekend. I'm sorry to hear about your brother though - I hope he recovers swiftly...

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Date: 2006-08-14 04:29 pm (UTC)
mr_magicfingers: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mr_magicfingers
I mentioned your flower buying to our florist at work and she said 'I hope he went to columbia market or he'll have spent a fortune'. I imagine it was not cheap but nice to know where that place is. I've done something similar when I lived in the flower district in Houston, much fun and many brownie points.

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