August 20th, 2007

aibo, sleepy, cute

randomness from the last night of BiCon 2007

Waaah! It's the end of BiCon!! Everyone in my flat has either gone home or is at a party somewhere else. There's a communal party outside but it's TOO COLD. And both my girlies are in bed elsewhere so I'm on my own, having post-BiCon comedown even though I haven't left yet! Tomorrow, we have to be up & out of the accommodation at the completely unreasonable hour of 10am :X

Wi-fi turned out to be a lie, and I didn't realise my laptop could do a wired connection (!), so this is the first time I've been online from my computer at the con. So I haven't bothered writing anything yet :P A full writeup of BiCon will follow much, much later (I'll add it to the queue after my alt.polycon report & New York travel log & soc.biter wedding & Canadian travel reports... oh, and there's also some Paris & Canada photos to upload, and last year's Manchester BiFest report that's half-written on the computer if I ever have time. (!!)), but here are some random comments to amuse you until then:

Conversation between me & mhw a few minutes ago:
Kay: I'm not saying "I don't want to go home" this year, I'm saying "I don't want it to be over". I do want to go home.
h-l: I want to go home to my own bed, but still be at BiCon.
Kay: Wahoo, BiCon in h-l's bed!

Comment made by softfruit earlier this evening: "Honestly, some people - expecting people at BiCon to be wearing knickers!"

Random people who met me at BiCon: please note, my friends list adding policy is here (brief version: feel free to add me without asking, but I will only add you back if I know you well enough to trust because my livejournal "friends" list == my trusted people list, not my reading list. I only read about 1/3 of the journals on my list and I read several others that aren't on my list. I may well read your journal if you add me even if I don't add you back. I do really need to have a livejournal dead-journal prune, but that should wait until I'm home again.)
me & alexa

A Note About Partners

Meant to post this a few weeks ago, but life has been too ergh to allow it. Just to let you know the girlfriend formerly known by her real name is now called otterylexa. I'm not sure I can be bothered to go back through every single livejournal entry I've ever made to change her username, but you never know... one of these millennia I need to tag all my old posts (4 years worth of 'em).

back home for a few days

BiCon was awesome, but now I'm at home with a bag full of dirty clothes that I can't wash as our washing machine is still broken, and a slight temperature which I'm hoping isn't the start of BiCon lurgy. The clothing situation is getting rather desperate, as Richard & I are going away on Friday and it's not as if my mum has a functioning washing machine either. (She'd been using ours, which Richard insists is the reason it broke - "you let your mother touch it, so it got her Curse Of Domestic Appliances!"). The wuzzie claims he is now 75% sure what's wrong with it and has ordered the part which may fix it, but it's going to take "3 to 5 days" to arrive, and even then it might not work.

I tried phoning hatter to see if I could take our clothes round there to wash (as they live the closest to us of all our friends), but apparently he & bfo are going away on Wednesday and need to get all of their clothes washed before that. Going to the laundrette isn't really a viable option as I'm allergic to "everything" (e.g. other people's detergents, washing powders, drying "sheets"); and while I contemplated doing a 90 degree wash to clean a machine out followed by my usual 40 degree wash, the fact exists that we live in a relatively posh area and laundrettes just don't exist round here anymore. Going to use the washing machines of other London friends gets progressively more silly as I consider where they live; and none of them are at home during the daytime, meaning I'd have to go round there, put my laundry in their machine, then sit and annoy them for the rest of the evening while I waited for it to be washed and dried (as laundry weighs twice as much when wet). Just not terribly practical, y'know?

On the way home from BiCon I tidied up some of the posts I wrote while away in Canada, and have posted them as backdated entries:
Toronto Zoo and dinner with BC & Siobhan.
Shopping strangeness in Toronto.
The European experience of the drive-through cinema.

If you want to read all of my Canada posts in order, this is the first entry, then use Next. Here's the list of what I/we did each day, so you can see what I still need to write about (the wedding, possibly Niagara Falls, and Canada's Paramount Wonderland).