August 29th, 2008

aibo, sleepy, cute

no sleep till Leicester

Thanks to kyte & mjl & everyone else who commented on the application form of doom. It has been posted Special Delivery, so should arrive tomorrow.

I have also achieved food shopping, 42 chocolatey crunchy cakes (30 normal, 12 brown rice guaranteed vegan & gluten-free), drugs (the medicinal kind from the pharmacy), earplugs (which took MUCH faffing) and organisation. Am now in Leicester. Haven't really done any BiCon tonight due to otterylexa & I getting hopelessly lost courtesy of an online map arrow that wasn't in the right place. Oh well.

I had meant to collect people's mobile numbers for texting during BiCon, but it transpires that I don't have phone coverage in my flat unless I leave the phone on the window sill. Not sure if this applies to the whole of the campus here, or what. Will find out tomorrow when spoons exist again. Anyway, I'll screen comments on this post in case anyone wants to tell me their number for meeting-up purposes. Mine is here.

Bed now. Hope it's comfortable.
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Friday at BiCon

Whatever did we do in the days before internet connections in university halls of residence were standard? *lol*

Am very, very tired. Didn't get as much sleep last night as I would have wanted, for no particular reason. Just strange, extremely narrow bed (are they really only 2'6" instead of 3'?), without a super-tight tucked in sheet. Also, there was an insect in bed with me which I could not identify; but removed anyway on the basis it was about a quarter of an inch long and bright red, and that I recently read an article about the return of bedbugs. (The newspaper article I read said they are about a quarter of an inch long and normally brown, but bright red after they eat your blood.) This morning I have three new bites on my arms. On the basis they are not particularly itchy and don't have white centres, I guess it probably wasn't a bedbug.

Today I went to two workshops: the Pre-Decision Making Plenary (where we make decisions on what we're going to talk about at the Decision Making Plenary, of course), and Self-Harm: How We Cope With Stress. They were interesting - but in the first case, I can't be bothered to type it up (minutes of the actual Plenary will go online at some point), while in the second case I'd be violating people's privacy if I did.

Also, something which has never happened before happened today. As softfruit and I were leaving the Pre-Decision Making Plenary, we saw artremis arriving to do Stitch and Bitch, so a two-part Ludy sandwich occurred. Then we noticed that oilrig and conflux were also in the same room! omg, all of Ludy's partners in the same room at the same time!! So then it became a four-way Ludy squash (which probably sounds much more obscene than it actually was, oh well).

And fluffymormegil & I made dinner happen for 30 people, most of whom seemed to enjoy it :)

People I Have Seen At BiCon So Far: Collapse )
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