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true romances of half term

On the way into work this morning, I was interrupted by a shriek from the unsavoury alleyway steps by the crossing outside the Council Offices. I glanced round to see teenagers jumping up and down in excitement, with a bored little sister in pink standing off to one side. Catching my glance, one yelled, "Sorry! She just finally came out to her mother!" They were hugging and laughing as I crossed the road.

My favourite card is this one of two cheerful, if rather lurid, tyrannosaurs, and my favourite valentine story is of a day-long real-ale pub crawl for two, and my favourite moral position comes from the young gentleman who believes Valentine's Day is blasphemous, that every day should be a celebration of Eros, and that Saints should just be left out it.

For those that know him, mr_snips had a most unwelcome surprise yesterday and ended up in the John Radcliffe Hospital overnight for observation, while they bring down his blood pressure. Adrian (smallbeasts) is checking in on him this afternoon for an update. I will percolate news as soon as I get it, but I'll probably leave any details for mr_snips's own inimitable prose style.

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purpletigron
15th Feb, 2006 11:39 (UTC)
:-)

Good luck to mr_snips!
motodraconis
15th Feb, 2006 11:41 (UTC)
Hope he's feeling better soon, I too look forward to his inimitable update! (Recalls graphic and most descriptive ear based aggro description in the murky past.)
bluedevi
15th Feb, 2006 11:43 (UTC)
Yikes! Get-well wishes to mr_snips from me.

But your teenagers are lovely.
dadadreamer
15th Feb, 2006 12:17 (UTC)
I love the story about the teenagers too. Good on her!
buddleia
15th Feb, 2006 12:50 (UTC)
Sorry! She just finally came out to her mother!
The more I think about it, the more charmed I am by that.
celestialweasel
15th Feb, 2006 13:10 (UTC)
Bloody hell. Without LJ would one find anything out, ever?

If anyone wants driving to visit Mr Snips we could do a sweep round.
cleanskies
15th Feb, 2006 14:57 (UTC)
Thanks -- we'll see how it goes, Adrian and I will be adding up spare key + car later if need be. I sent you some more details in an email, but Neal should be able to describe it all much better himself later when he's out -- I felt a bit um-er about jumping the gun by posting, but, well ...
crazycrone
15th Feb, 2006 13:13 (UTC)
I think I *may* know who Mr Snips is, but I thought he was someone else for ages, and I'm still not sure...
In any event, he's been kind to me, and I hope he's OK soon.
cleanskies
15th Feb, 2006 14:16 (UTC)
Does saying it's Neal narrow it down? I'll pass on your good wishes, anyway.
mzdt
15th Feb, 2006 14:05 (UTC)
yes - give N a manly punch in the arm from me. Or whatever is appropriate.

so - how many oxford geeks have been wearing t-shirts declaring this?
cleanskies
15th Feb, 2006 14:13 (UTC)
awwwww
-- erm, someone round here has one. Alex oxfordhacker, perhaps? He wasn't down the pub last night as they were spending the day gardening with parents, which isn't my idea of a romantic night in, but hey ...

The punch will be appreciated, I'm sure! I'll pass it on later, when I go round to grunt non-committally and get a run-down of gruesome physical symptoms ;]
benchilada
15th Feb, 2006 15:53 (UTC)
On the way into work this morning, I was interrupted by a shriek from the unsavoury alleyway steps by the crossing outside the Council Offices. I glanced round to see teenagers jumping up and down in excitement, with a bored little sister in pink standing off to one side. Catching my glance, one yelled, "Sorry! She just finally came out to her mother!" They were hugging and laughing as I crossed the road.

As if my morning wasn't rocking enough.

Thanks.
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