August 8th, 2008

flavtie IR


Just back from lovely dinner at lydiamorgan’s and badusernametag;s. with added mermaidlala and Alan WOLJ. Yummy, yummy dinner by Lydia -peppers filled with halloumi, monkfish risotto with langoustines, fantastic chocolate pudding, much wine and tango danced by Alan and Lala and at some point also by Lydia. And, at some point, played by me -I don’t play much tango, just a couple of the inevitable pieces by Piazzolla and one by Dyens. Amazing to watch, the dance, maybe I should learn to dance it. Difficult, with the time and money constraints (and the two left feet). I was wondering, anita, can you dance the tango? (I imagine most Argentinians can do it at least a little bit?But I’ve met a couple of them, rather good musicians, too, who couldn’t)

Pictures will follow at some point...
sad mac

once again, infest may not be on for me

Last year I seem to remember I had accommodation (but no ticket) but couldn’t make it as the summer was slow and I had some unexpected expenditures. It is looking very similar this year, except I have ticket but no accommodation. But it looks like, once again, I cannot make it, the same story again with a very slow summer and a couple of very big unexpected expenditures. I’m too skint and I will be severely out of pocket by the end of the month even without Infest, so...

Soo, I have an Infest ticket that I’ll have to sell. If you want it, it’s cover price at £45. Won’t charge you postage if I have to mail it to you, but collection in person is always better.

Friends' list, etc

I reckon it should be called ‘subscriber to so-and-so’s blog, LJ, FB,’ whatever, rather than ‘friend’. That term has such an emotive load.

I do get a bit offended when somebody (esp. somebody I quite like IRL( removes me from their f-list. And yes, I know it is silly and irrational. But, again, the terms used (“de-friending”, etc) have quite a bit of emotive charge. And I find it really difficult to remove somebody from my f-list -and, really, I can hardly ever see a good reason to: if you’re here it is because you are a friend, or a friend of a friend, or I consider you somebody who could become a friend if I got to know you a little bit). I don’t care about boring posts or challenging grammar. I do care about certain attitudes and points of view, but if you are here it is very unlikely that you would hold those. It is very easy to get blasé about these things, but LJ (like one or two similar outlets) really has helped me know a little bit better and keep in touch with some lovely people with whom contact would otherwise have been quite difficult or infrequent. Maybe it is not difficult to remove a ‘subscriber’ to your blog, but I find it difficult to ‘de-friend’ somebody, even if they take me out of their f-list on the flimsiest of reasons and blank me out in real life. But there you go.