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taking back the night

I seem to be going through a bit of a phase of buying red things. Today this legal alternative to pepper spray caught my eye. Should go wonderfully with the antique red coral earrings and the shiny (product)red product and my hair (although that's more dingy peach now really).

Not everything's been red, though. Meet the splitcam. I'm sure it will perform just as well as all my other lomography cameras ... i.e. it'll be on freecycle as an interesting repair job in a year or so's time.

Halloween was fairly amusing. We scored a gang of hoodies, a put-upon looking older girl shepherding an array of becostumed younger cousins/siblings and two pizzas. The pizzas cost us the most but were easily the most enjoyable. Pleased to say I awarded the effortful children twice as many marks and spencers skeletons as the hoodie gang. One of the smallest was rapidly shushed as he said "we already have some of these..." he recovered well, though, continuing, "...but in a different colour."

Reintegrating myself with the internet today. It's like I've never been away, always the same but different. Speaking of which, if you've done anything momentous recently, please let me know -- your important news has already disappeared into the infomational ocean. I obviously know the important stuff, like how Timbuktu is looking for a twin town and some joker's made a cross-shaped ipod, but if I've missed anything important or shiny, please let me know.

First frost this morning. If the Morning Glories are still at it by this evening, I shall have to conclude that they are a danger to my seasonal expectations.


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2nd Nov, 2006 13:45 (UTC)
it'll be on freecycle as an interesting repair job in a year or so's time

it's reassuring that it's not just me, then.

i don't know that i've done anything exactly momentous lately. i spoke on a panel at the radical book fair, though, which is exciting because i don't "do" public speaking. and i've started learning polish.
2nd Nov, 2006 18:32 (UTC)
sounds pretty momentous to me! Nyeer I never can resist lomography nonsense cams but they never last
2nd Nov, 2006 14:22 (UTC)
Cute iGod. ;-)

UK twin city for Timbuktu? Clearly Oxford is a good candidate - also an ancient city of learning with preserved architecture and contemporary meaning.
2nd Nov, 2006 18:29 (UTC)
I think a few people may be writing to the council about it ...
2nd Nov, 2006 14:24 (UTC)
We only had 2 lots of trick and treaters (2 more than last year).
The first lot consisted of 3 kids aged around 8 or 9 all in costume with little bags plus parents discreetly at the back plus big brother aged 11 or 12, still in school uniform, who'd obviously being forced into it as there's no one at home to look after him, with an open hand and a miserable look on his face.
The second lot consisted of 1 costumed 8 or 9 year old with bag who was quickly followed by an older kid who ran to my door accepted his mini-twix and the ran off as someone else had opened their door further down the street, obviously the first kid was one of many trojan trick or treaters
2nd Nov, 2006 16:02 (UTC)
Though I've never heard your voice, I keep picturing you screaming "GODLESS SONS OF WHORES!" as you spray hoodied little bastards.

Also, you might have missed my Halloween costume.
2nd Nov, 2006 18:28 (UTC)
That's one scary costume Mr Benchilada. You rock the cool boat of coolness. Actually, I was saying, "Right, that's your lot, go on!" but I think they got the real message as they ran away like little girls scarpered sharpish.
2nd Nov, 2006 22:25 (UTC)
Its good to see your web presence return.
Halloween, I saw a cowboy and an indian walking together. Also some twatty Brookes students were running round the SU bar with eggs. One guy went to egg a carboard box robot but in jumping down the stairs he twisted his ankle. That'll learn him.
Not quite as brilliant as Ben's costume, my ouija board story is online as an mp3. Been meaning to tell you it for ages, but never got the opportunity. Hope my accents not too incomprehensible.
3rd Nov, 2006 19:35 (UTC)
I think you missed my rainbow tiki which I am sure would cheer you up.

I think your package arrived btw, except that there was no one to sign for it and I haven't had time to pick it up from the depot. It's stupid, I could walk up there no trouble but I have to phone and give them four hours notice and I never seem to be around to do that in time... Gah!
8th Nov, 2006 17:37 (UTC)
That wasn't my package, although a package from me is on its way. Arrive tomorrow, I hope. I want to go to London and do fun things involving cocktails but I'm ill. Again. It's no fun at the moment.

But .... RAINBOW TIKI JOY!!!!!
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