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BRITISH PEOPLE - HELP PLEASE

Okay, my friends and I are trying to figure out your public transport system. It is not easy. You think it's easy, because you're used to it... but we Americans are generally driving cars. I know I hadn't been on any sort of public transport for about 15 years until John took me on the Tube in September. So, that said - help please??

- How necessary is it to book train or coach tickets ahead of time? Will there be some chance that they'll get booked up?

- We're trying to figure out transport WITHIN cities as well... like how to get from the Glasgow airport to the hostel to the venue to the coach station... Is it fairly easy within a city? It seemed like it within both London and Oxford, but what the hell do I know?

- Is no one around/near Manchester? Boo hoo.
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SoCal is burning.

I was going to write a long update about work and my family and the amazingly huge 30STM wank that's really nearly as good as some of the HP crap I've seen go down over the years, but instead I get to post and let you all know that I'm not in the path of the fires. :/

I'm north of where the fires are burning in OC - however, they're not far from where ladyguenivere lives, so that's worrisome, to say the least. Down in the San Diego area, estrella_bonita and chickadilly have already been evacuated.

Please keep everyone in your thoughts. This is some scary shite. :/
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London and UK Peoples!!

We're trying to organize (HAHAHAHA) some get-togethers for this weekend while I'm there. I don't think we're planning to have ONE BIG t00bage since there are many people and schedules we're working with, so if you want to meet up even for a drink or coffee, or you want to go do some touristy thing with me, or you want to come to dinner or lunch with us or SOMETHING, leave me a comment here or you can go to this post where folk is attempting to gather t00bs.

If you need my mobile number for phoning or texting and you don't have it, let me know that, too.

OMG I AM LEAVING IN TWO DAYS AND I HAVE SO MUCH TO DO AND AND AND LONDON OMG!!! Someone get me a paper bag, hyperventialitinghyperventilating is bad. And difficult to spell.

This is what happens when Morri doesn't have enough time to plan things completely. Insanity reigns. o_O
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Despite the work insanity...

The following things are currently making me happy:

- ROQ of the 80s

OMG I cannot explain how happy listening to this station makes me. Duran Duran, the Fixx, Siouxsie and the Banshees, the B-52s, Oingo Bongo, Depeche Mode, the Cult... you get the picture. I know plenty of you are into 80s alt rock, so I had to share.

- The salad I'm having for lunch, which consists of crabmeat, avocado and tomato with a bit of Italian dressing and an even smaller amount of lettuce (lettuce just takes up space, yanno). It's sooo yummy.

- It's almost Friday.
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Cool meme and packing done!

Right. I haven't said it before now, but I'm not leaving LJ. Yes, some of the things they've done lately haven't been particularly well thought out or handled in a manner I'd like, but then again, I could say the same of how many members of the HP fandom are handling themselves. That said, this is still pretty cool even if you're not going anywhere, so if you'd like to give your thoughts about me: The Epilogue Meme.

I'm all packed and I leave for Chicago in the morning. I wonder how long it'll take until I stop feeling like a fraud when I go on business trips??
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Jared - Pretty laugh

Because we all need a good laugh!

The geniuses are back with a new installment of The Adventures of Timmy Tac, and it's all about Book 7! It's hilarious, but don't click if you haven't finished DH yet (is there anyone reading who hasn't??).

All you really need to know for background is that Jaredtac is EVIL - and yes, SPOILERS FOR DH. :D

And now I must finish getting ready, stop and get gas and then stop and get a Jen so we can go to LA. Here's hoping for a good day... *crosses appendages*
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I have neither the time nor the energy for a properly update-y post.

So have a list:

- Work has gone OMGCRAZYBUSY!
- All the people who were visiting from out of town have gone home, so no more social life for me
- But I went on roller coasters on Monday, something I haven't done for nearly 20 years! And banged my ear so badly on one that it still hurts, YAYS!
- I suspect that people in London are going to want to kill me shortly. That or people in Portugal. Maybe both. Hurrah!
- Stuff needs to happen in the next week... or rocks fall and everything dies.
- Fandoms are teh suck. People who make assumptions about me are even more of teh suck. People who then don't bother to ask me about the things they're assuming... they can go fuck themselves.
- Meetings at 5:30 am or 6:30 am are VERY, VERY WRONG.
- I have writer's block.
- I am seriously sick of hearing about Lindsey Lohan.
- I need more sleep.
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What can I possibly say?

As with the group for HBP, I ended up being the last to finish the book again, due mostly to circumstances (I ended up taking a bit more than 8 hours all total, roughly - finished last night but couldn't be arsed to post til now). I thought it was brilliant. I'm not at all disappointed with DH. I do think that I'll need to re-read it before I can say anything that might be considered interesting or profound, though.

Mostly, I'm just satisfied. Is that strange? Oh well. That's just how I roll.
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I am tired and bruised and I have answers to questions!

Oh, so very busy. I hope nothing too exciting has happened to you all in the past 3 days, because if it did, I haven't seen it. I skipped back a bit, but I couldn't go all the way. :/

So... saw OotP. Non-spoilery review: Good overall, but as it's my least-fave book, it's no surprise that it's not my fave movie. Overall, I like what they did with it, and in some respects the movie version is more palatable. I feel like a bad bad person saying that, but I've always felt that OotP was the weakest book. *shrugs* You don't need to agree.

Had a blast at Disneyland and down in San Diego with all the t00bs, but my plantar fascitis was totally acting up with all the walking and I am sooo tired. Must go to bed early tonight. Also, every time I'm in San Diego, there's a part of me that longs to stay there. :( Waaaah.

radinden has asked me some rather interesting questions, so I will answer them below. I'm supposed to ask other people questions, so if you want me to ask you some, leave a comment and I'll at least make the attempt.
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I hate being a grownup.

I want to go to London in September. It's for a stupid reason, but I WANNA. I can't afford it, but I WANNA. I shouldn't be using a free plane ticket for something like this, but I WANNA.

I WANNA GO I WANNA GO I WANNA GO!!!!!!

But I won't.

/tantrum post
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