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Dirty Stop out - The Paranoid Android
...musings of a mechanically depressed robot...
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Dirty Stop out
Friday night I met Lena for her leaving drinks.  She wasn't leaving JPM, she left our firm many years back, she was leaving a new firm - but I was invited anyway!

"The Buckle" was there, as was Alex and Maureen who I met at Lena's birthday bash (last year?).  I spent a large part of the night talking to Anthony who is a bit of a nerd and seriously into British Sci-Fi and Music of all sorts.  After we were chucked out of the pub we decided that sufficient alcohol had not yet been consumed and so retired to Lena's flat were we drank more wine out of cups (because all the glasses have been packed.)

I caught the (second/third) train home Saturday morning... getting in just in time to head out again!  Misty and I met Dora and Andrew at Victoria Station.  We headed of to Rochester to do touristy stuff.  The castle there has been around in one form or another since the Norman invasion and it's current form has walls about 5 metres thick at the base.  Even in it's ruined state it is a damn impressive building.

After an average pub lunch (medium rare my arse!) we wandered around the cathedral.  We were just in time for the Saturday afternoon service - so we got to hear the pipe organ and the choir singing.  The organist was obviously having a lot of fun... there was something vaguely "phantom of the opera" about his playing style.

By about 5 o'clock I was feeling the effects of missing a nights sleep.  On the journey home I could feel myself nodding off.  By the time we got in I was zombie like - I fell asleep on the sofa within minutes.  Misty very wisely sent me to bed.

Sunday morning went by without my help... I woke up about one or two in the afternoon.

I popped in to see the 'rental units for a few hours.  When I got home the day had all but gone.  I did manage to help Misty make some strawberry ice cream before she disappeared to bed and I watched some truly appalling Sci-Fi on the TV.

This morning I awoke feeling totally refreshed.


In other news:
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Current Location: EC2Y 9AQ
Current Mood: awake awake
Current Music: R.E.M. - I Took Your Name

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teya_uk From: teya_uk Date: August 21st, 2006 12:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Is Lena moving then?
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: August 21st, 2006 02:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah - she's bogging off up north somewhere for her Masters course... I'm sure the particular bit of up north was named on Friday - but I have the memory of a gold fish with Alzheimer's!
brightspot From: brightspot Date: August 21st, 2006 01:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Stupid hospital web blocks...it doesn't block LJ, but it blocks LJ Toys, so now I can see what it is and does until I get home.

*kix web monitors*
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: August 21st, 2006 02:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hmmm - that's very strange!
brightspot From: brightspot Date: August 21st, 2006 11:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ok, so I went and setup LJToys, but now none of my moods have pictures with them...are they invisible? :o(
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: August 22nd, 2006 09:07 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah - the default ljtoy set up is invisible mood icons.

If you want picture moods and dont want to pay for the LJtoy account you have to add the "bug" to each of your posts manually.

I just paid for an LJToy account - less fussing about and you can make any mood theme you like! :)
trix_345 From: trix_345 Date: August 21st, 2006 02:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hey 627 hits for the past week! You're popular!

It definitely beats my 3 or 4 if I'm lucky :)

Needless to say I don't think I'll be needing the counter.
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: August 21st, 2006 03:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
You might be pleasantly surprised!

Plus you get to find out if you have any stalkers like the missus did! :)
trix_345 From: trix_345 Date: August 21st, 2006 03:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
OooooOoo stalkers!

Done!
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: August 21st, 2006 04:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm sad - I don't have any stalkers. :(
trix_345 From: trix_345 Date: August 21st, 2006 05:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awww, I'll stalk you if I get a bit of free time today :)
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: August 21st, 2006 05:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Woohoo!!
trix_345 From: trix_345 Date: August 21st, 2006 05:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Holy Crap I have 58 hits today!

How do I know what all these hits are that aren't you guys.
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: August 22nd, 2006 09:05 am (UTC) (Link)
There's no exact science to find out who the people are... you do get an IP address logged... and with a little reverse DNS lookup you can tell what ISP they use and for most of the states what state/city they are in.

Of course - if they are using AOL you have no chance of knowing who it is!
sassylidge From: sassylidge Date: August 21st, 2006 03:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the cool LJ toys. I've been hoping something like this would pop up on my friends list!
sassylidge From: sassylidge Date: August 21st, 2006 03:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
of course, I can't seem to get it working. *grumble*
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: August 21st, 2006 04:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
What's happening?
sassylidge From: sassylidge Date: August 21st, 2006 05:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
hmmm...i think it might be working now. Maybe I wasn't patient enough.

Thanks!
nuala From: nuala Date: September 6th, 2006 12:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
I would have suggested more Harry Potter than Phantom, but yeah... not quite as churchy as one might've expected.
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