September 24th, 2002

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Not to feel left out

Seeing as everyone and their dog seems to have seen Goldmember on Thursday, I thought I might join in the fun. So, let's start with Thursday's events then.

After work, I met up with my long-lost friend Fraser (from back in the days when we lived in the stats grad room), and saw Goldmember (which I won't comment on, since everyone and their dog has already done so). Still, it was good to see more Austin Powers with Fraser again (since I also saw the last Austin Powers with him).

And, it seems that Fraser has finally defected to cellphone culture! The last time we met up, he ridiculed me very badly for going back on my word by carrying a cell phone. (I used to be a highly outspoken crusader against the use of cell phones. I may have switched sides, but it's evident that some of my friends still carry the torch!)

Everyone and their dog seemed to have their own brand of fun on Friday, and again, I didn't miss out on that. Pretty Important Person™ texted me sometime in the evening, and we met up to update each about the other's joys (read woes). And this being a public entry, I shall say no more, except that I sometimes feel somewhat guilty about leaning on someone too much….

And an hour ago, I had a short chat with Vicki, and updated each other on our respective flat situations, among other things. Sounds like she's doing really well in London, and this is giving me a mild case of itchy feet. :-)

Looking forward to LiveJournal Meetup tomorrow! Woohoo!

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News of the day

There has been a massive fire this morning, starting at about 2 am, at 9 Omana Avenue. They had to call in the Hazardous Materials team to sort out the fire, so I presume it was some sort of chemical fire.

Two guys who (presumably) live there tried to get back in the house; one of the guys said that his girlfriend Tori was in there (presumably went back in to get her handbag; I wonder how believable that is). The police were, of course, not keen to let anyone back inside. Eventually a woman came out with a baby, and she was seen to be hugging one of the guys. I didn't think that was Tori, however, because it was the other guy who was wanting to look for Tori.

A TV reporter was there as well, presumably from TV3. I will be watching the news to see if it gets mentioned. (I normally avoid TV like the plague, but I will make an exception this time.)

At the time of writing, 5.10, the fire trucks are still around. Definitely a difficult fire to put out. I bet there won't be much left of the house; what a pity.

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So, who wants 6 months LJ subscription?

I finally upgraded to a permanent account, and I have 6 months left over from my current subscription. So if you want it, just say so. (And, sad to say, my LJ subscription offer ends here.)

If you've been watching the news tonight, there should have been mentions of an event this morning. I wrote further on this in the entry's comments.

Can't wait for LiveJournal Meetup!

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