October 21st, 2002

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as promised. post-party write up...

let's start pre-party, at home on thursday. i travelled home on one of those posh new virgin trains, but couldn't get a seat and spent the journey by the doors. but at least i was near the heater and warm...

i got home and mum was still wrapping presents and had banished me from the kitchen. i opened my cards and took inventory of money obtained - £40 off my dad (£25 of which is for sweet, but never mind), £30 off my nan, £10 off great aunty mavis, making £80, £30 of which i've already spent in the pub alone (but it was cash and it was handy...)

the presents were wrapped and taken upstairs where i opened them. yay for random things:

5 personalised luminous pencils (stocking filler types. stationery fetish, go figure.)
1 biro, a freebie from work with a santa that lights up red when you write. except i don't press hard enough to make it light up...
1 calendar - rocky horror calendar :D
1 embroidery kit that i've been wanting for ages - a counted cross stitch of dream catchers. i'll do that over christmas...
1 hand-made (by mum) framed plaque thingy - a mask and a rose a la phantom on a black background. it's gorgeous :)
audrey hepburn box set, which i've wanted for a while. includes: "roman holiday", "breakfast at tiffany's" (yayyy!), "sabrina fair", "funny face" (yayyy!) and "paris when it sizzles". two of these also have william holden in them (joe in the original SB movie) which'll be incredibly bizarre, but i'll sit very firmly on my SBmuses while watching ;)

so that was cool.

anyway. friday night, me and naomi saw "red dragon". much better than "hannibal" and ralph fiennes has a cool tattoo... anyone wanna take me to see "road to perdition"?

right. party:

i arrived at 3pm, to find lloyd and lorna already there. we procured a small table. more presents:

from lorna: small blue and violet bubaloo bird (the ones that look like neil morrisey when you make them headbang...) which can go with my large blue and violet bubaloo bird and be its baby :) and a very cool card which i'll scan next time...
from lloyd: two LPs - "the sound of music" with original booklet intact, and "the best of andrew lloyd webber" from the late eighties - cats, phantom, aspects of love, all the good stuff like that ;) oh. and a completely odd and random badge with niles on it that made me giggle...

thanks, guys :)

the large table in the corner opened up and we grabbed that. then crystal arrived with a card from her and one from jenn. and she got me a little pin that reads "sod off" that i'm going to wear on a regular basis ;)

then naomi arrived, slightly later than anticipated, and gave me Collapse )

which, for the unitiated, is (literally) aeryn and john. this being because i requested a john/aeryn wedding picture after her john/scorpy one and decided it would be funnier in drag :) and considering she did it on saturday morning, i'm very impressed :)

and then people were coming and going. my mum arrived, as did shilpa and sarra and derek and later jon.

there was a very random moment when i went to the loo and came back to find the table in a state of angst, which i chose to avoid completely...

lloyd and sarra broke up by proxy (derek's wording, not mine) in the sense of "hands up who thinks we should break up". and after that it's a sort of drunken blur... i believe naomi and quoted "spectacular spectacular" a lot...

we taxied to lloyd's because he promised us martini (it never appeared), attempted to sleep, and gave up around 4am. this was due in part to something very short, bouncy and irritating playing on a constant loop in his room through the wall because he'd fallen asleep on his remote control. it finally turned off at about 6am. and the only way we got warm was for me, sarra, and derek to sit on the sofa, and have naomi in a sleeping bag lying across all three of us...

at about 7am i nodded off while they were watching 'invader zim' and 'futurama'. at 11.00, naomi and i left, went to mcdonalds, and went home.

i headed back to derby at 4.30ish, on a bus, again, and got about an hour's more sleep. and that was pretty much it. i was very drunk. ask someone else for the details ;)