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Ugh, LJ is so slow I may have to resort to doing some work.

Actually I have managed some work this morning, having been refreshed by pleasant evening out with Kaela, Paul and Kaela's partner Angus, who's wonderful. I've never met him before, in spite of having been out drinking with Kaela a lot in the 8 or 9 months I've known her, as he works stupid hours as a sound technician at the Festival Theatre. He's a sweetie, though, and a somewhat different kind of geek than I usually meet. As planned, I ate Caesar salad and drank black beer, and we talked about accents, and why lightbulbs explode, and why Ozzie travellers say g'day and no worries all the time, and what it's like to have poisonous insects around all the time, and DVD players, and Australian and British politics, and exactly what goes down a SCART cable, and the correct temperature of beer, and...

As you may have gathered, Angus and Kaela are from Australia, though they're now looking to buy a house here. At least we avoided the Inevitable Edinburgh House Buying Conversation though. I personally consider that a triumph.

Now I guess I'd better go back to work. Humph.



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25th Apr, 2002 05:43 (UTC)
Everyone here is buying. And if you dare to suggest that just maybe this might be a boom and therefore followed by a bust, they get very annoyed with you. *sigh*

This isn't a House Buying Conversation, more a whinge, honest.
25th Apr, 2002 06:01 (UTC)
Speaking as someone who's been looking for a house with a garden in Edinburgh for two years I wish the bloody boom would bust!! No sign of it though..

Yeh, remember when we used to talk about interesting things .. like er word processors.. and parking fines (Edinburgh is just so cool.)

25th Apr, 2002 06:26 (UTC)
The inevitable conversation I meant nerly always includes a bit about how you put in an offer on a house that was valued for something or other and then it went for double that - or something. I mostly find it depressing, partly because I will never be able to afford the mansion I want, but mostly because it's just so sad to be talking about offers and mortgages...
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