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Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Vamping on Mt Rainier, WA, USA


Hello, internet. I missed you. I even blew you kisses from (near the) top of a mountain, see? (What you can't see, though, is that I hiked about half a mile up this snow-covered slope in flip-flops. The best pair of flip-flops in the world, admittedly, involving silver sequins and purchased for a grand total of £2.50 from Tesco, but still a bad idea when trying to negotiate the downhill return while carrying over a thousand dollars worth of new camera equipment around your neck. Oh well. We both survived unscathed.)

I only touched the internets once the whole two weeks I was away, and that was just to check my work e-mail briefly. I spent most of my time either with my family or hiking up and down mountains in the Cascades and the Columbia Gorge, and I needed both the relaxation and the strenuous physical exercise very badly. To the people I missed out on seeing, my apologies. To the people I did see, thank you for making time for me. To everyone, much love.

P.S. Happy Moon Landing Day! Also, I thought I'd point out that Cassini now Twitters.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-07-20 22:35 (UTC)
Excellent. I like the way everyone's adopted the Mars Phoenix mission's first-person tweets. Although the Cassini Twitter seems to be somewhat variable in comprehensibility.

I figured I was following too many space mission tweets when one of them added me before I knew it existed.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-07-21 15:55 (UTC)
Next time, instead of driving around for 35 minutes trying to find a specific sushi restaurant in Portland using a guidebook with a really shitty map and finally leaving in disgust to discover one at the first exit I took in Vancouver, I'll just phone you.

Seriously, though. WTF @ Portland's street naming system. NW 23rd street is nowhere even close to NE 23rd street. In fact, we never even managed to locate any NW streets at all.
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[User Picture]From: taische
2008-07-20 23:23 (UTC)

have your beer and walk it, too

Welcome back!

The best pair of flip-flops in the world, admittedly, involving silver sequins...

... and a bottle opener bottom?
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-07-21 15:48 (UTC)
Surely you don't expect me to reveal the location of all my weapons gear?
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[User Picture]From: ironed_orchid
2008-07-21 01:13 (UTC)
Welcome back! The internets are as silly and drama filled as ever.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-07-21 15:51 (UTC)
But of course. I'm glad to read that your corner of it is not!

Edited at 2008-07-21 03:51 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: lesyeuxouverts
2008-07-21 14:24 (UTC)
Welcome back ! I missed you.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-07-21 15:52 (UTC)
I missed you too! Soon we'll go out to play.
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[User Picture]From: lesyeuxouverts
2008-07-21 17:00 (UTC)
Yes please. Fancy a play ? I've got a couple I want to see.
xxx
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-07-22 12:30 (UTC)
Yes, it's been a while since I saw a play. What do you have in mind?
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[User Picture]From: lesyeuxouverts
2008-07-22 20:55 (UTC)
I left a rather rambling message on your answering machine, where you have the cutest voice ever btw, to say that CCK, which I think you'd like, is closing and you should come to the party there tomorrow night.

Otherwise in plays I'd like to see this : http://www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk/productions_hangoversquare.htm
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[User Picture]From: lesyeuxouverts
2008-07-22 20:58 (UTC)
Oh bugger, it's sold out.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-07-24 16:40 (UTC)
We'll figure something out soon! Let me get through this week's meetings and I'll poke around this weekend.

PS, speaking of decadence, are you interested in Hellboy 2 at the Electric Cinema? Tuesday 26 August.
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[User Picture]From: lesyeuxouverts
2008-07-24 17:00 (UTC)
Yes, yes I am. I know someone else who would be too ....
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