December 16th, 2005

fat pony like thunder

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Christmas cards! Lovely Christmas cards! The post brought delightful cards from cangetmad and orionnebula (whose card bore the next best thing to a pandababy), and also from the closer-to-home barsine and daegaer (whose cards I haven't posted yet, as I thought I would give them in person, but actually it's rather nicer to get cards in the post, so maybe I'll post them instead). You all rock, and have made our sitting room look even more Christmassy than it already did. Thank you!
naughty little sister, me!

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Having spent a rollicking evening drinking Gluhwein, eating falafels and riding around on the carousel with barsine at the Christmas fair, followed by chai and brownies in Starbuck's*, I am now at home, where I am taking a break from wrapping presents by the light of the tree to reflect on my own nerdiness, inspired by what I am listening to. Which is possibly my most nerdish possession ever: my Vintage Archers tape set.

I think my geek status is assured by my ownership of this item (and if it weren't, my Buffy Top Trumps cards would do the trick). And you? What are your most geekeriffic possessions? Come on, if you're reading this, you've got to have loads....

*I LOVE Starbuck's. If Dublin, like civilised cities, had lots of or indeed any good coffee shops that let you lounge around for hours, I would have no affection for this mighty interloper. But the fact is, it's filling a niche that needed to be filled - for a decent, comfy coffee place that's open late. My fondest memories of Bewleys are of the times when you'd end up there after the pubs had shut and stay there for hours drinking weak tea and having pretentious student conversations - there's nowhere like that now. Starbuck's doesn't come close to the charm of sitting by the fire in an obscure corner of a rambling Victorian building, but it's better than nothing. And their chai lattes are gorgeous.