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I am back from London! Where I bought a wedding dress, ate a lot, hung out with my hospitable sister and her beau, visited the surprisingly moving Highgate Cemetary and went on a huge walk, bought loads of cool books, and stood near Kevin Shields at a gig (he seemed quite friendly and ordinary, not the near-mythical recluse of my imagination) and had a lovely dinner with lots of lovely LJ folk. So, all in all, quite an eventful few days. I hope the rest of the week is not eventful at all, as I have taken it off work in order to knit, buy Christmas presents on line, and (tomorrow) visit my wedding reception location (Fallon and Byrne's, to those familiar with Dublin) and discuss exciting things like menus, etc. And also to watch the latest Project Runway, possibly my favourite programme in the world after 30 Rock these days. This series is shaping up to be particularly awesome, what with the usual assortment of bitchy divas, weepy babies and total freaking lunatics (I think viewers of the show know who I'm talking about here). All that and the glorious Tim Gunn! I'm enjoying my little bit of time off very much.

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alltheleaves
Nov. 29th, 2007 08:58 am (UTC)
What was the gig?

My husband is very excited about going to see My Bloody Valentine in June, there was a whole thing where he was in a mass flurry of excitement to get the tickets because they would (and did) sell out in 2 minutes. He thought he'd failed so then bought tickets for a gig in Manchester. He now has tickets to see them two nights in London (both of which he's going to) and 1 night in Manchester (which he won't be going to)... would you like me to find out what's going to happen to those tickets?
alltheleaves
Nov. 29th, 2007 08:59 am (UTC)
P.S. It was lovely to see you! I was very sad I was sitting on the exact opposite end of the table but Lizzie and I were trying to juggle places to sit to ensure that "The Box" was hidden!
stellanova
Nov. 29th, 2007 10:36 pm (UTC)
Hee, you did a very good job! And it was lovely to see you too, albeit from the other end of the table. I barely got to talk to Lizzie at all! Next time I'm over we must all go somewhere with a round table.
stellanova
Nov. 29th, 2007 09:09 am (UTC)
Oooh, yes, definitely! The gig was in the (Heavenly) Social, it was a regular kind of shoegazey night called Sonic Cathedral - Jenny's boyfriend's excellent band The Flowers of Hell were playing there. Kevin Shields's girlfriend's band were also playing, hence his presence! They were quite good although she was rather affected in a "oh, I am a shy little French girl, I will gaze at you through my fringe!" way. I wasn't surprised that Mr Shields was there, but I was still genuinely kind of awestruck - when I was 16 the fact that he and Colm O'Ciosoig were from Dublin was a huge deal to little Irish indie kids!
yiskah
Nov. 29th, 2007 02:21 pm (UTC)
Tom's going to that Manchester gig! I think I'm going to one of the Glasgow ones.
stellanova
Nov. 29th, 2007 10:37 pm (UTC)
SO JEALOUS! Why aren't they playing in their (well, half of their) home city? WHY?!!!
yiskah
Dec. 1st, 2007 09:50 am (UTC)
Oh, and now I feel guilty because I don't have any particularly strong feelings about the gig, but mostly got a ticket cause all my Glasgow friends are going. If you come to Glasgow in early July you can have my ticket!
biascut
Nov. 29th, 2007 02:00 pm (UTC)
Oh, Fallon & Byrne! But will there be Prada and Leboutin shoes scattered artistically throughout the vegetable racks? Enquiring minds need to know!

By the way, the H1 bought me the first book of Buffy Season 8 for my birthday - episodes 1-5 - and OMG OMG OMG OMG! I am rationing myself with it, so I've only read the first two sections, but it's SO GOOD! With the twists! And the turns! And the ... the ... and the ...! Eee!
stellanova
Nov. 29th, 2007 10:39 pm (UTC)
Hee, I know! Alas, the subsequent Faith story arc is let down by the frankly appalling attempt to write "English" dialogue, but the story is still great. The new canon Angel comic is out now and is really, really good.

And no plans for shoe scattering! But the room is absolutely gorgeous and looks out on the turrets of the George's Street Arcade building, which made me very happy.
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