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20th September 2004

4:31pm:

Gosh, I've got rather behind in my entries. Thus, rather than attempting a detailed account of things, I'll supply an eclectic mix of happenings in no particular chronological order.

My latest toys are some ceramic kitchen knives made by Kyocera. They are strange. They look like kids' toys (or a spatula), as they look like they are made of plastic. They have about the same weight as if they were made of plastic. However, the blades are instead extremely hard and extremely sharp. leathellin begged me not to mention them to lanfykins. Unfortunately, I did so at...

The party for (not) angry_marmot leaving and Andy's 30th birthday was a lot of fun. There were huge numbers of people packed into a small space. It was great to see some unexpected people there such as condign, davefish and ealuscerwen, even if I'd been spoilt by the amazing turnout for...

The wedding of smiorgan and triskellian was a fantastic event. Particular kudos goes to onebyone and kauket for some great DJing. I've not had a good dance like that for quite a while. I'd comment more, but the wedding has already been described in detail (and probably more eloquently) by others. I'd just like to add my voice to those wishing the couple every success in the future.

4:56pm: Calling Star Wars and Lord of the Rings geeks

I'm currently in the midst of upgrading what might over-grandly be called my home cinema system. I've recently finally got Sky+. I've just ordered a new glass stand for the TV (and I hope metame and leathellin are not too shocked by the size). I'm planning to shortly get a large flat screen TV (probably a plasma, unless there are significant movements in the LCD market in the next few weeks).

Once I've got this sorted, I'll need to break this in properly.

To do so I'm planning on doing a back-to-back showing of all three of the (released today on DVD) original Star Wars films, probably on a weekend day in around a month or so. (Note to purists - unfortunately these are the messed around with 'Special Edition' versions).

I'm also planning the rather more extreme showing of all three Lord of the Rings (extended versions) movies back-to-back once Return of the King is released.

Anyone interested, and does anyone have any preferences for the date?

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