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20 July 2010 @ 06:58 pm
My RL friends are lovely  
It is pissing down between work and my place, and I was rushing home to get the books I needed to take with me to see deensey , who I have not seen in person in an age, and whose schedule is more choked than mine, when my umbrella broke as I was trying to cross the road and not be run down by people turning corners randomly.

I had tried to ring her a little while before to let her know I would be late, as I had to change due to all the wet, so it was not a surprise, and there was a handy awning to duck under on the corner, so I took the call.

She listened to me fluster out a few words. 'Dude,' she said, utterly relaxed, 'Tomorrow. We can do this all tomorrow.'

I told her I loved her and came in to change. Decided a cup of cocoa was more urgent.

Went to the fridge, where I could see the MOST MAGNIFICENT portrait of me ever created, drawn by treacle_tartlet 's Small Girl (the likeness is uncanny). She sent me the most wonderful message that makes me smile every time I read it and yes, I will scan the drawing as soon as I can find the scanner.

Then I sat down and read about ant_queen  moving to Melbourne, where I will probably see her more often than in her coastal house two hour's south, because I am hopeless. At which point I sat on the necklace handed down to me by feralcheryl  and last worn when I was kidnapped by tinofbeans  on a road trip to Newcastle.

And even though I am utterly crap at organising myself to catch up with people and we still won't have the car back until the 28th, so aside from deensey , most people aren't accessible anyway, it felt like I was surrounded by people I love. Which was a very nice thing after a day of lunatic work and weather.

I might go and call someone to catch up ...
Brissygirl: eeyore in the rain iconbrissygirl on July 20th, 2010 09:24 am (UTC)
Did you get a fairy card? My drawings were inside one of the cards I sent her for her birthday. :D

It sounds like you needed a hot drink and a sit down after your chaotic day!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 20th, 2010 10:50 am (UTC)
Alas, no fairy -- they are probably being saved up for Squish's birthday ;-)

I've had two cups of cocoa now -- and in my lovely old china as Mr B has STILL not done the dishes ;-)
lokifan: bosom friendslokifan on July 20th, 2010 09:39 am (UTC)

*looks at her Crucio and Obliviate stuff, and that manga book she nicked from a friend at Azkatraz, and smiles*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 20th, 2010 10:48 am (UTC)
See? It's a nice little inner glow when you're stuck on a sofa ;-)
nahimana: sandwich dayemerald_dragon8 on July 20th, 2010 10:42 am (UTC)
Aw, that sounds lovely. :) I still like looking at my photos from Azkatraz and the notes I've been sent from my lovely fandom friends and it makes me all warm inside. I love fandom.

(Also, we live so close and have not met! Simply unacceptable!)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 20th, 2010 10:48 am (UTC)
I was just thinking that last night! I do have to get down to Canberra at SOME point in the next few months, so I will give you a heads-up when I do!
nahimanaemerald_dragon8 on July 20th, 2010 10:57 am (UTC)
Sounds good! And I really should go to Sydney more often considering the number of people I know who live there... I'll let you know if I'm making a trip! :)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 20th, 2010 11:05 am (UTC)
It's a plan! Treacle was talking about being up this way in the first half of next year, if she is, we might see about rallying the troops and find somewhere for a meet-up or maybe even a discussion group or similar. I think there are a few of us about!
nahimanaemerald_dragon8 on July 20th, 2010 11:07 am (UTC)
That would be great! Looking at all the Infinitus photos is making me nostalgic!
ladyjanevaladyjaneva on July 20th, 2010 10:59 am (UTC)
hmm, that sounds like a wonderful day, one of those where, even though the world tumbles around you, you just have this great warmth in your belly and heart :-)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 20th, 2010 11:06 am (UTC)
What a beautiful and perfect way of describing it! Thank you!
It's a Deense: Comics: Kitty Lockheed Hugsdeensey on July 21st, 2010 03:41 am (UTC)
Awww <3<3

See you tonight!
kaedhlinkaedhlin on July 22nd, 2010 05:40 am (UTC)
Talking of accessibility, as a result of house-purchase, very soon we will live in Stanmore. Practically next door!

Still in renovation stage, so perhaps an October party will be the plan. Do say you'll come.