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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:
Flatmates:
fluffymormegil, the_borderer, tirnoney, x_mass

BiCon team people:
barakta, lovingboth

Existing livejournal Friends:
36, a_musing_amazon (but not to talk to, so it doesn't really count), adjectivemarcus, djm4, flippac, karen2205, mattp, purplerabbits, rhialto, skibbley, taimatsu, thekumquat, wandra (YAY!!). Plus of course the already mentioned otterylexa, artremis, softfruit and oilrig.
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