4) KFL MEETS AROUND THE WORLD (continued)
SYDMEET - Sydney, Australia
They came, we met, we cooked, we chatted, we ate...
and ate...and ate...they left.
We cooked: Mrs Whitlow's artery-hardening HogsWatch
Pie ...very nice and filling...some variation to the meal -
since you're supposed to eat it cold...we just had it fresh
from the oven, which was still good!
Dried frog pills - a lot of icing sugar - I was right the first
time - I think it's a typo: you add about 300g icing sugar
to the mix, and reduce the amount of green food colouring
and rum flavouring and you get a malleable paste. My
housemates were a little dubious when I told them it was
'dried frog pills' although one of them tried one and was
impressed by how sweet it was! :)
Chocolate Pudding with Special Secret Sauce - still good,
but a little drier than expected.
Attendees were Craig Thompson, Bobby Cox, MysApp,
Arabel, Sel and (briefly) Jerm and while we may not have
quantity, I think we're doing well on the quality of the meets!
(who isn't going to organise another Sydmeet for a year!)
MEL-MEET - Melbourne, Australia
The Mel-Meet Committee would like to announce two meets.
Mini-meet happened two weeks ago, with Bek, Matt & myself
attending, Steven late. And today, (Dec. 11th) instant-mix
meet, with the above attending, and jase.
The last was organised today, with a grand total of 5 attendees.
We would also like to know if it is true that Sydney siders can only
organise a meet if someone drops bread-crumbs to the site first?
-- Paul Godsil
5) TEENAGE PRATCHETT GIRLS IN TEXAS
n a message dated 12/25/2001,
> I agree. While a majority of teenage girls probably would never enjoy
> Pratchett, you will always find some that will. I'm a teenage girl
> myself, and I've recently gotten three of my friends hooked, as well.
> I started them all on "Guards! Guards!" with tremendous success.
Hmmm.... I was thinking of Equal Rites (the first one I read), but I'll keep
Guards! Guards! in mind too. Of course, right now I'm competing with her
boyfriend, who's insisting she read The Hobbit. *sigh*
> I suppose I might as well take this opportunity to introduce myself
> here. I chose to "relax into lurkerdom" instead of answering the
> three questions, so I'll go ahead and answer them now.
> 1) where are you from - & what do you like/dislike about it?
> I live in Dallas, Texas. I have for all my life. I love living here,
> but when it comes to college choices, I'll be out of here like a
> shot. I love city life, so that's a plus, but as many U.S.-of-
> American Discworld fans may complain, it's a bit harder to get your
> hands on the books from this side of the pond.
Ah, another Texan! Welcome, Priscilla! I'm in San Antonio.
> Another Pratchett-related minus is the lack of Discworld theater
> here. I'm a theater junkie, and I'd probably give up a limb to see
> (or better yet, take part in) one of the Discworld plays. I offered
> Stephen Briggs' adaption of "Mort" to a theater director I'd worked
> with before, but she said it was a bit esoteric. I think I'll give
> her "Maskerade" for Christmas (insert evil grin here).
<g> If you succeed, let me know. It's only a 5-hour drive.