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01 October 2006 @ 03:58 pm
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There may not have been BBQ, but there was chocolate - caturah's delicious malteaser cake, O's chocolate brownies, chocolate cake, chocolate fountain and due to the messiness of that, a high risk of chocolate mollydot. And, omg, I have such a sugar hangover.

There appears to have been three parts to the gathering. The kiddie part, the mellow part and the DDR part :-) It was odd how disparate people were - ex-colleague T left before another ex-colleague, M, arrived, one college friend, R, left before another, C, arrived, and others from those groups couldn't come, so there more than the expected amount of not knowing anyone. But there were vague familiarities from our wedding or coincidences - C's flatmate G recognised radegund from a choir; I think M's boyfriend used to work with lizmopuddy. There would have more connections if not for illness and prior engagements - two people would have linked ex-colleagues, current colleague, and dorianegray (who was wearing great boots) and taliesinn. Obviously we have to have more parties so that our various friends can get to know each other better :-) And check con calendars and sports fixtures :-) Thank you all for coming, especially those who came despite being tired or just arrived from Phoenix.

kaz001 introduced us to some lovely South African snacks. Mmm... tastey chutney crisps. :-p to grutok who missed them :-)

It was good to play DDR again. I haven't played in over a year, despite buying the playstation version a while ago (the mat won't fit in the same room as the PC). I managed to get 5,000 steps on my pedometer without actually leaving the house all day. It'd be a great alternative exercise to walking if I keep it up. And a number of people were introduced to it. Spread the love! Still haven't got C, who was the first person to introduce me to the idea, to ever play. Big wuss :-)

I've too many initials in this entry. I'm adverse to using real names, but it does mean I couldn't mention another C or R without getting complicated. I know some of you have nicknames for non lj people. How do you come up with the names? Do they read your lj & know who they are? I think of the initials mentioned above, C is the only one who'll read this.
 
 
 
 
 
Doriandorianegray on October 1st, 2006 04:50 pm (UTC)
It was a great party. Thank you!
a very caring potatomollydot on October 2nd, 2006 01:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you! And thank you for comming.

I had a book I meant to give you, but I didn't think of it til I saw it the next day - Ruled Britannia by Harry Turtledove, the alternative history book I mentioned at cartographer's BBQ.
Caturah Winterhartcaturah on October 2nd, 2006 10:46 am (UTC)
Agreed, fab party. I'm just sorry I was too tired to enjoy it properly.
a very caring potato: artbytheinchmollydot on October 2nd, 2006 01:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad you came anyway.

R didn't come back after all. He texted, and asked us to apologise or say hi or something to you. I can't remember exactly - it was Lovely Man's phone. He mentioned you anyway.

I've started looking through that mask book. It's fascinating. I don't know if I'll try any of it directly - the thought of making a face cast/mould/whatever is freaking me out a little. But maybe I can take some ideas from it anyway. I have some foil and I'm wondering if I can get a rough shape by just pressing it onto my face and making something out of that.
Caturah Winterhartcaturah on October 3rd, 2006 08:02 am (UTC)
It's be interesting to try at least, but I can think of plenty of problems with it striaght off.. you'll have to let me know how your experiments go!
a very caring potatomollydot on October 3rd, 2006 01:09 pm (UTC)
Yeah, me too. From pointy bits in the eye, to losing its shape. But no harm in trying!
lizmopuddy: Kitten swinginglizmopuddy on October 2nd, 2006 11:48 am (UTC)
So loved the chocolate fountain. Sorry I couldn't stay longer - and not only for the chocolate fountain
a very caring potatomollydot on October 2nd, 2006 01:28 pm (UTC)
Mmm... chocolate...
Thanks for coming! I'm sorry I didn't talk to you much. When are you heading off? It'd be nice to see you before you go.
kaz001kaz001 on October 2nd, 2006 03:09 pm (UTC)
Agree with Lizmopuddy! The chocolate fountain was great - thanks for a nice night! Maybe we should all try again in summer??

PS: Glad you liked the Chutney Crisps (you want me to bring you another packet to the next meet up?
a very caring potatomollydot on October 2nd, 2006 04:02 pm (UTC)
Yeah, we'd meant to have a barbie in summer, but procrastinated our way out of it. At least we have some equipment now. And the garden chairs got some use.


It mightn't be a bad idea to bring a packet to share to the next meetup. Let everyone have a taste.
kaz001kaz001 on October 2nd, 2006 04:12 pm (UTC)
Grand! You want me to bring some biltong again too??
a very caring potatomollydot on October 2nd, 2006 04:20 pm (UTC)
Was that the dried meat? I didn't try that. I left the room and it was gone when I came back!
I had jerky in Australia and wasn't that pushed about it.
kaz001kaz001 on October 2nd, 2006 04:28 pm (UTC)
Ah, but it went so fast 'cos it was so good. South African bilton is MUCH better than American or Australian jerky! I'll bring a packet again and you can try it first before the others get their grubby paws on it!!
a very caring potatomollydot on October 2nd, 2006 04:42 pm (UTC)
You're on! Thanks!
Natural20natural20 on October 2nd, 2006 03:55 pm (UTC)
Sorry I missed it. If it's any consolation the con in Sligo was great, but still and all, I continue to seek government funding for the bilocation project.
a very caring potatomollydot on October 2nd, 2006 04:17 pm (UTC)
At least you had a better time in Sligo than we did. It rained the whole time.

Hopefully you'll make it to our next party, whenever that is.