webcowgirl: (Teabag)
Last week I really loaded up for shows, in part, I guess, because I'd been out of town for several weekends in March. I thought I'd get all the reviews done this weekend, but it didn't happen; I stayed up late last night and just got to Wednesday (Umbrellas of Cherbourg, very good but sadly closing in May). The most exciting evening was probably the One to One Festival at the Battersea Arts Center, which once again featured nudity in close quarter, head fuckery, and bonus phobia triggering. Kinda like some parties I've been to.

Anyway, after all that business and not enough sleep, I had a tea party to hostess on Saturday, which I think was a raging success; saw [livejournal.com profile] elbie and bonus new child Z; had probably 15 people here in total and yet we did not run out of cake. In fact, I still have some cake sitting around and I may still be feeling a bit like I had too much to eat on Saturday. I am guessing various body parts are being replaced with butter, like fossilization but on a quicker time scale. I ended the evening playing cards with [livejournal.com profile] shadowdaddy, [livejournal.com profile] solacey_aderyn, A, and [livejournal.com profile] laurenclose. Great Dalmuti, Zombie Fluxx, and Chrononauts - a pretty good evening, really, with bonus late night drinking with L and then with my new roommate.

Sunday I went to Lewes with [livejournal.com profile] wildbadger. It's a cool town, with a castle and a torn down priory, but it also has the most amazing garden at Southover Grange which was completely full of tulips and decorated with bits of architectural salvage from the priory, totally where I would want to get married if, you know, I was doing that kind of thing these days. It was a cool day trip despite the replacement rail service (boo), which I managed to get naps on both ways (yay) but was then aggravating on the return because it missed the train I was hoping to catch by 5 minutes. Still, I got home in time to do a (gasp!) podcast - the As Yet Unnamed London Theater Podcast (it'll be up here in a day or two). I felt so 21st century, like Judy Jetson, kind of an interesting transition after spending my day in the leftovers of the 11th and 15th.Me and tulips, Southover Grange, Lewes. Really a lovely day w... on Twitpic

By the way, in addition to being temporary home to Thomas Paine, the retirement place of Anne of Cleves, and having a 15th Century bookshop, Lewes is also where a battle took place that basically gave England the right to have a house of commons in addition to a king. That, I think, is an awesome bit of history, and the guy who fought for that is right up there with Thomas Jefferson and George Washington in my book. And, you know, Thomas Paine.
webcowgirl: (Christmas tree)
The weekend seems to have flown by. I spent rather a lot of time socializing with [livejournal.com profile] theta_g, who went to see Red Riding Hood panto at Stratford East with me Friday & had lunch & breakfast with me today ([livejournal.com profile] noirem's Scottish oats, very good). Yesterday was nearly entirely wrapped up in party prep & party. I felt like I spent almost half of it wrapped up in private conversations (read: hiding) in my room, but I also know I got out and socialized. About 30 people made it, so it was a good turnout, and I'm convinced people were having fun, which is what really counts. I ended the night with more booze and cheese than I did at the beginning, so that's positive.

Today was comedown day and I was rather blue and lonely, but I picked up at the thought of dinner with [livejournal.com profile] wechsler so much that I post-party tidied like a whirlwind and then went to see "Uncle Boonmee and His Past Live" on Panton Street. It was an odd film, briefly reminding me of Picnic at Hanging Rock, and rather more about death than I expected. Then it was Putney for dinner, and now home. Tomorrow and Tuesday I will be working the retail side of my company's operation: feel free to come by and have a laugh at me. If nothing else, I know these two days will most certainly fly by.
webcowgirl: (Queen Apple)
Great party last night and thank you so much to [livejournal.com profile] booklectic and [livejournal.com profile] djm for hosting! I can't believe how many people were there and how many people I talked to - people were just coming out of the woodwork! Special thanks to [livejournal.com profile] lolliepopp and [livejournal.com profile] babysimon for checking in with me all night - I'd been having a crappy day and it was nice to know they Had My Back. I've posted my pictures on Facebook, which is evil but has great photo uploading technology. Even though it looks like everyone was in costume, in fact only about one third of the people were, but those were the ones I took pictures of because they were SO fabulous, especially [livejournal.com profile] trishpiglet, dressed as the world's last remaining cassette tape. And [livejournal.com profile] notintheseheels was a great Boy George.

At any rate, VERY good evening, and thanks again to [livejournal.com profile] djm for the lift home, which made it possible for me and J to stay later than we normally would and probably saved both of us from incurring debilitating hangovers (well, me, anyway).

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