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Wed, Oct. 20th, 2010, 05:38 pm
Rei Asks The Internet!

Dear Internet,

A couple of the radiators in our flat aren't working; the one in the living room worked briefly when we moved in but now does not, and the one in my bedroom broke a couple of days ago. (I say 'broke': our heating comes on on a timer and those two radiators do not turn on when the rest of them do).

Does anyone know of ways they might be fixed? They are both on. I will try bleeding them within the next few days, which I'm not sure will help but might, given that we sometimes hear air rattling in the boiler. My flatmate is convinced that the reason they're not turning on is that they are both behind things (the living room one is behind the sofa, the one in my bedroom is behind my bed) but while I agree that that may not be the best place for them from the point of view of heat dispersal, they did both work when we moved in and I'm not sure how the fact that they're behind things would stop them from turning on.

Any insight would be greatly appreciated. I'm in my bedroom at the moment and it's kind of freezing.

(Still no stable Internet. We have an engineer coming round tomorrow. LJ, I have been in an internet-less house for almost two months.)

Mon, Sep. 6th, 2010, 08:26 pm
"Do you and Mouse ever play cat-and-mouse?"

So I went to see Scott Pilgrim vs. The World a couple of weeks ago.
Look, you guys, I think I'm actually relatively easygoing when it comes to entertainment. Some things I really love, some things I like, and some things I nap through. (I didn't make it through Withnail and I without losing consciousness, I'm afraid, but in my defence there had been quite a lot of inter-city travel that day and I was quite tired. I'll try it again when I get around to it.) There are very few things I actually violently dislike; I never got on with Family Guy, for example, but that just means I don't watch it, and if it's on in my vicinity I zone out and come up with my latest plan to radio-control the toaster. 

Review: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Warning - long and not especially complimentary. Spoilers and mild language.Collapse )

Mon, Jul. 19th, 2010, 07:00 pm
PSA of a mildly serious flavour

I realise there were only about three people who were aware that I was attending Maelstrom in the first place, but for the benefit of those three people: I will not, for the foreseeable future, be attending Maelstrom anymore.

My reasons for this are manyfold. I enjoy LARP and LARPers tend to be lovely people, and I am sorry that I will not be spending as much time with the lovely people who LARP as I would be if I were continuing to attend Maelstrom, but it is expensive, time-consuming and commitment-intensive and I am neither rich nor otherwise commitment-free. These are the main reasons among several. 

Please do not try and change my mind. If I want to start doing it again in the future then I will, but for the time being I don't and I find people pressuring me to come back upsetting, regardless of how good and friendly the intention.

Thank you.

Fri, Jul. 9th, 2010, 07:09 pm

 I made muffins! 

...I was actually trying to produce cupcakes, though, so this may not be the achievement it looks like.

Thu, May. 6th, 2010, 02:12 pm

Election? Exams? Weather?




:D :D :D

ETA: I'm now feeling the first few vague tinges of panic and am expecting perdrix  to comment on this entry and tell me I misheard her. Silly brain.


Sun, Apr. 25th, 2010, 09:02 pm
In lieu of further updates, for the time being...

 So, um.

I may have sort of just danced a Morris set.


You wish you were this cool.

Fri, Mar. 12th, 2010, 11:12 am

 So apparently when estate agents say they've got a property that matches your requirements what they really mean is that they've got a property they didn't think anybody else would be interested in looking at. DEAR ESTATE AGENTS: I could just be being dumb here, but when I said "West or central Cambridge" I didn't expect for everything to be out past the Grafton. And £795 pcm is not the same as £700pcm. Don't make me cross.

Details of the pantomime! It is, as aforementioned, tomorrow - Saturday 13th -  at 2.30PM, in the Queen's Auditorium of Emmanuel College. What you do, right, is you go into the college, head for the staircase marked E, and then follow the signs. It's all very exciting and twisty. Tickets are £4 for students, £5 for real people, who have to pay a surcharge on account of the fact that they exist a little more than we do.

People who listed themselves as "maybe" on the poll - do try to drop me a line if you decide you'll show up :) I can't guarantee I'll have ample time for socialising, but I will try and go around hugging everyone I recognise. (You'll see me. I'm fairly multicoloured in this one.) If you can't come, well, you suck, and don't expect to be let off easily; it takes me almost five minutes to overcome that kind of grudge.

Don't say you weren't warned.

Fri, Mar. 5th, 2010, 10:53 pm
Tentative announcement!

I told people I would be posting details of this on my LJ, as I don't like Facebook and it's taken me ages to check out the cool features of the polling function here.

So! The CULES student performance is on Saturday March 13th at Emmanuel College (one of the branches) and starts, as far as I am aware, at 2.30PM. The show consists of one play (described to me as "a comic farce in a block of flats") and one pantomime, tickets are between four and five pounds, all proceeds go to charity, it is going to be pretty awesome and I am totally in it. I'll post further details once I get them; this is mainly for reference to those people I told would be getting details on their friendslists and to see if anyone I haven't explicitly told might be interested in showing up :)

If you live in or around Cambridge you should totally come. If you don't live in or around Cambridge...well, you should still totally come. Arrange to find yourself in the Fens on that day, okay?

...un...unless you don't want to.

Poll #1534365 Lookit! Poll!
This poll is closed.

Might you consider coming to the CULES show?

WHOO! Yeah!
WHOO! Maybe!
I wish I could but I am busy :(
I wish I could but it's surrounded by marshland :(
I have nightmares about pantomimes. (That's a no.)

Tue, Feb. 9th, 2010, 12:33 am

 If anybody knows of a house or flat available for rent to two students (the student part is important) in Cambridge from the beginning of the next academic year - preferably one that doesn't mind people with pets - could they let me know?



Mon, Feb. 8th, 2010, 05:08 pm

 Me on a happy-things meme.  Go on, you know you want to.

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