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Samurai swords and bigots

I'm so tired. Must go to bed soon.

Met kniblet and dibsy earlier tonight. They are sweet & funny & charming. Plus, they both have accents! Also met author Jasper Fforde. Funny funny man.

Stoney's post (linked to in my last one) is going nuts, with 10 pages of comments and growing!

Also, last night in uptown would be robbers were foiled when the apartment resident grabbed a sword from the wall to defend himself. The burglers were arrrested after going to HCMC with sword wounds. You can read about that in birdchick's blog.

I go sleep now. Maybe make a coherent post tomorrow.


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Aug. 10th, 2006 01:52 pm (UTC)
It was great meeting both of you. Although, we're going to insist that you and genevra have accents, too.

I admire your diligence in posting this last night. We got hopelessly lost for a while (damn confusing Minneapolis roads). TG for the freebie map we picked up at the hotel before we left. Pretty much all we did after getting back was email Jasper about the flapjack thing. Sad ffffanpeople we are!
Aug. 10th, 2006 02:00 pm (UTC)
I actually did doze off in the middle of typing it. At one point near the end I had to go back and delete a row of dddddddddddds. :)

So if you are ffans, wouldn't that make them fflapjacks?
Aug. 10th, 2006 03:14 pm (UTC)
Good point. I guess as fffans go, I'm a ffairly incompetent one. :)
Aug. 10th, 2006 03:15 pm (UTC)
Oops, sorry.
Aug. 10th, 2006 01:58 pm (UTC)
It was really lovely meeting up with you and genevra. I'm looking forward to seeing you again tonight. I was especially amused that genevra managed to find us by looking for a baldy man. Fie upon kniblet and her unflattering descriptions.
Aug. 10th, 2006 02:03 pm (UTC)
I thought about looking for you based upon icon pictures, but it's a good thing I didn't since you don't look at all like the Hoff! *grin*
Actually, when I spotted you two it was the icon of you together that I was looking for.
Aug. 10th, 2006 03:27 pm (UTC)
Hey... I think it was kniblet who said in the email to look for a baldy man! So it's her fault!
Aug. 10th, 2006 03:28 pm (UTC)
And it was awesome to meet you guys too! Ditto to everything hellziggy said above.
Aug. 10th, 2006 09:19 pm (UTC)
Yes it was. I'm quite happy to take the blame for this one.

Well, telling you to look for a woman with short brown hair wouldn't have been so helpful, would it?
Aug. 10th, 2006 05:06 pm (UTC)
Bah, I suggested the Sawatdee in Uptown vs. the one on Washington for dinner tomorrow. Was that a mistake? Is Uptown getting that bad that people are having to defend themselves with swords?

Seriously, I'm a big chicken from the suburbs. Should I be nervous about planning a dinner in Uptown?
Aug. 10th, 2006 05:20 pm (UTC)
Well hellbob and I own several swords. We could bring them with for protection!
The Strib had the most informative article of the ones I read: http://www.startribune.com/467/story/604366.html
And don't even get me started on the grammatical errors and just plain wrong words in the first few pages of the Kare 11 article! C'mon, you are writing what is essentially just a couple column inches and NO ONE proof reads it?
"It was just are 3:30 Wednesday morning"
"grabbed his roommates sword" Does someone have an extra apostrophe, because there's one missing here!
"His feisty attack send the invaders running"
Really professional there, Kare11!

If you want to see pictures of the blood-spattered hallway walls (I don't believe any of the news organizations got inside the building) you can see them at http://www.birdchick.com/blog.html and http://www.councilofdoomtheatre.com/williamstiteler/2006/08/real-horror-show.html

Aug. 10th, 2006 09:21 pm (UTC)
We have a corkscrew. It might do for short range stabbings. At the very least, it'd be handy in any bottle opening emergencies that might arise.

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