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WOSSNAME -- APRIL 2002 -- PART 2 OF 3 (continued)
6) KFL MEETS AROUND THE WORLD
NEWPORT NICHE REPORT (wherever that is)
This is my version of last night and the fun that ensued.
Please note that at this party I did not fall asleep.
For me the meet started fashionably late. I arrived dressed
stunningly in a pink and orange frock, which came to my
ankles with a friend post-faustus (a play that we had been
performing in to rapturous applause all evening. Well
some people clapped, and laughed, most were put-off by
the language) at the hour of 9:30. Music was blaring,
people were drinking but no-one seemed to be dancing.
I thought this was a little amiss of Fiona the famed Prancer
of Newport so I and a few friends started to dance.
My dancing frankly has to be seen to be believed, I reckon
I hit at least 4 people and knocked one guy's drink out of his
hands. Fuzzy refused to lead a congo line, but we started
one by grabbing her by the waist and not letting go when she
tried to run away.
We had cakes, which were astounding and made by a friend.
Mine was in the shape of a dog and was soooo cute looking.
After an hour and a bit of extremely hectic dancing (I did more
exercise then, than in the previous year) I started to play poker
with some other people. They were rather kind and did not
insist on strip poker as by that time I only had two pieces of
clothing on including underwear. Needless to say I lost, so
was very relieved by the reprieve.
The party slowly came to a halt as the bar closed and we all
trundled off home.
I was glad not to be ID'd as the only piece I have is my driver's
licence and the photo looks nothing like me. I have different
colour hair now, no glasses and was wearing make-up.
Frankly, the photo could have been of an ape for all it looked
This is my version of Newport Niche Meet 2
-- Satch, satch1984@...
(Unfortunately, Satch left out a few minor details like when
and where the meet was, who was there, and what people
talked about. For the curious, I have included her e-mail
address after her name.)
PERTHMEET, ANYONE? (somewhere)
--- Evelyn Mitchell <mum_haha@...
> I sometimes stick my foot in my mouth and say
> something. I love to read what you all have to say though.
> Is there ever a Perth > meet. Meaning Perth the
> fairest city of them all on the XXXX continent.
> Nanny Ogg
I have not heard of a Perth meet since I have been on
this list. I will be in Perth in July, but I am not
sure if I will be able to make a meet. If you're
interested in a meet, I can let you know closer to the
time if I can make it. Also, whereabouts were you
thinking of? I'll be near Murdoch, and it should be
reasonably easy for me to get to the city or Freo, (or
around Murdoch if you're also in the area) but other
areas, particularly north of the river, might be
Is there anyone else in Perth on the list who wants to meet?
PETAMEET, somewhere in Australia, I think
The PetaMeet started well. We all met at the Shark Finn Inn around
12:30 (Steven and Dru were late, but that was because Dru forced Steven
to stop and buy a CD). We said hello and chatted for a few minutes, and
then tragedy struck: the restaurant was totally booked out.
Once Bek stopped crying, we wandered up the street to a little steak
house, and thought about Jase while we gorged ourselves on dead cow.
The consensus was that the food was so good that Jase would probably
have given his right arm just to lick the plates. And all for very
reasonable prices too.
After many hours of fun and frivolity, they finally dragged Steven out
of the restaurant ("all you can eat for $35" my eye! I still had room!)
and we wandered up and down Bourke Street, being followed by protestors
calling for peas in the Middle East and an end to Israeli violets.
Eventually we took refuge in a book shop and hid until the protestors
got discouraged and marched away to bother some other people. We only
bought one book.
Bek and Matt had to leave early and rush home to stop Bek's other half
before he bought another four or five cars. After they had left, we
went to Bubble Cup for drinks and mercilessly talked about them.
As the day was coming to an end, the sky turned nasty and threatened to
open up and wash us all away. Fortunately it was bluffing, but we took
the hint and said our goodbyes.
Paul caught a tram to go home and catalog his book catalog, Peta caught
a train to go to a lingerie party after promising Steven that next time
she was in Melbourne she would model everything that she bought, and
Dru and Steven caught a different train to go home and vacuum.
All in all, except for the unfortunate incident with the tub of mustard
and the waiter's shoe, it was a wonderful day. Much to everyone's
surprise, Peta turned out to be almost normal, despite being from
Brisbane, if you ignore the hideously mis-shapen second head growing
from her belly. It was hardly noticeable, ate very little, and was a
good conversationalist except for a tendency to tell the same jokes
over and over again.
-- Steven D'Aprano, dippy@...
7) LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
THE BIG TIME AT LAST?
To the Editor:
Wonderful issue, got all three parts. Forwarded theatrical
parts to my daughter in NYC who does off Broadway.
Hope they do one of the plays.
-- Charlie Tarbox
To the Editor:
"The Last Hero" is indeed a gorgeous book. I love
the detail that Paul Kidby put into his illustrations
and "reverse" handwriting which isn't actually reversed.
I especially like that random picture of the dancing
sunflower (you know, with the sunglasses), and the
nasty snipe at the American development of the
Space Pen. Obviously, I'm easily amused :)
LORDS AND LADIES
To the Editor:
I seem to have loaned out my copy of "Lords and Ladies"
and not had it returned, and I'd like to get a replacement.
However, I like the cover I had, which is NOT the one with
a smiling mouth on it and is evidently also not the British
one. Can you tell me what year the American mass market
paperback first came out, so that I'll know what to look for
when I visit the used-book websites? Thanks.
-- Andrea, akeirs31@...
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