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Lady Pennywhistle - Back with a vengeance! [for a certain, limited value of Vengeance; actual amounts of Vengeance may vary]

I know, I know, haven't been around in ages. Still have a load of backlog to plod through, and still need to update about my cousin (since quite a lot happened since April), and about my life in general, but first, some really awesome news.

Possibly[smiley - star] the best birthday present I got this year was this email:

>>Many thanks for your interest in participating in the International Medieval Congress 2013, to be held at the University of Leeds on 1-4 July 2013. The Programming Committee has now had the opportunity to consider all the submissions and we are pleased to inform you that your proposal has been accepted.<<
smiley - wow
smiley - wow
smiley - boing
smiley - somersault
smiley - cracker
smiley - wow

This is really really really cool. And, in case the smiley-attack above didn't make it clear, incredibly exciting to me. I've never been to anything in this scale before, let alone spoken in it. I'm a bit nervous, but very much looking forward to it.

(I still need to figure out the funding issue through my university, since I got confused about how these things go and didn't apply to the IMC bursary on time, but hopefully it'll all work out okay.)


So, I'll be in Leeds in early July. If things work out alright, I'll probably take a few extra days to do non-convention things, like seeing London for the first time since I was 12 (which was not a very good age for fully appreciating a city, although I do have fond memories of feeding the ducks). And if there's any chance to arrange some sort of meet, I'd love to see you lot in person. smiley - biggrin How about it?



[smiley - star] My mum got me a food processor, so it's a tough competition.


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Malabarista - now with added pony

smiley - wow Happy birthday, and congratulations! I'd love to meet you. smiley - smiley


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Lady Pennywhistle - Back with a vengeance! [for a certain, limited value of Vengeance; actual amounts of Vengeance may vary]

Woohoo!


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2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side...

smiley - bigeyes you've been off, haven't you, looking for nighthoover? smiley - sillysmiley - weirdsmiley - boing


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Lady Pennywhistle - Back with a vengeance! [for a certain, limited value of Vengeance; actual amounts of Vengeance may vary]

Shhh! smiley - bigeyes I have, but no news so far. I suspect the reason there is no peace in the Middle East is an accute lack of nighthoover in this area.


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2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side...

I have long ago begun to think that.... : All those pictures on TV.... always so dusty; a nighthooverly hand would surely clear the dust, and provide clear sight of the peaceful and lasting route to a secure future... smiley - zensmiley - zensmiley - zen


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Lady Pennywhistle - Back with a vengeance! [for a certain, limited value of Vengeance; actual amounts of Vengeance may vary]

Aye, verily, my brother. Lettuce spry! smiley - zensmiley - grovel


Now, about that mini-meet...


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Amy Pawloski, aka 'paper lady'--'Mufflewhump'?!? click here to find out... (ACE)

smiley - envy

smiley - bubbly


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

Mazel tov! And smiley - goodluck with planning to meet these Researchers!

(You might want to pack a hazmat suit. smiley - whistle)


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Lady Pennywhistle - Back with a vengeance! [for a certain, limited value of Vengeance; actual amounts of Vengeance may vary]

Hey, if I ever get to go to a conference in California, you'll be the first one I call. smiley - smiley


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Amy Pawloski, aka 'paper lady'--'Mufflewhump'?!? click here to find out... (ACE)

I'm 6 hours from anywheresmiley - laugh Well, 4 hours from HN, but she's 2 hours from anywheresmiley - winkeye


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Lady Pennywhistle - Back with a vengeance! [for a certain, limited value of Vengeance; actual amounts of Vengeance may vary]

smiley - biggrin Well, I guess you'll just have to organise some sort of academic medieval literature / Arabic literature / etc. conference in your home town, won't you? I mean, how hard could that be? smiley - winkeye

And Dmitri - sorry, just saw your earlier post (due to simposting). Thanks! And I'm pretty terrible at packing, but I suppose I could see about buying/renting a hazmat suit when I get to the UK. smiley - evilgrin


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Chronomanicmechanic - Going crazy fixing things....

Ok. I may have found this at a slightly late stage/table/paving slab but are people coming to the uk if so where am I going to park the campervan and can I bring my dogs?


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Malabarista - now with added pony

When you find nighthoover, can you make him bring peace to Belfast, too? smiley - rolleyes


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Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

smiley - biggrinI don't want to scare you off comingsmiley - winkeyebut I only live 14 mile away from Leedssmiley - biggrin



Congratulations lovesmiley - smileyon your birthday (whenever it was)and the Medieval Congress 2013


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Lady Pennywhistle - Back with a vengeance! [for a certain, limited value of Vengeance; actual amounts of Vengeance may vary]

Ha, you ain't scaring me. I'm gonna rent a hazmat suit! smiley - biggrin


Anyway, just finished skimming through a scary amount of backlog. Will also get around to some replies, sometime soon(ish), but mostly I just tried to catch up somehow, and had to leave a lot unread - including a large chunk of the November daily journal thing, and a number of Dmitri's detailed, well-researched and interesting (but LONG...) posts, for which I apologise.
Here's what I managed to gather:
PC, Amy and Lil have all moved house (congrats! I hope you are all enjoying the new places).
Mala finished her MA and is starting on a PhD (even more congrats! smiley - applause).
Prof's son is doing better, slowly (very glad to hear that, and tell him to be careful).
Baron Grim lost a dog (smiley - hugsmiley - rose) and got a new one (smiley - ok). Milla got a new cat.
2legs bought some things online, and is still insane.

What am I missing? Fill me in!

I'll get around to updating about my own life... umm, well, again, soon(ish). Even just skimming through all that stuff, it's taken a lot of time, and I got some other things I'm supposed to be doing. smiley - smiley


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Amy Pawloski, aka 'paper lady'--'Mufflewhump'?!? click here to find out... (ACE)

I hadn't realized that you hadn't been here (or elsewhere, evidently, 'cause there're pics there!) since late Aprilsmiley - laugh


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Lady Pennywhistle - Back with a vengeance! [for a certain, limited value of Vengeance; actual amounts of Vengeance may vary]

I probably just haven't been paying attention. smiley - laugh

Well, since I'm here, quick update of stuff:
* Spent July, and a little biy of early August, visiting Dan. smiley - loveblush Had a very good time.
* I moved, too - although I still stay at my parents' over the weekends. I found a nice shared flat (with two flatmates) in a very good place, central enough to walk to all the cool places but not so central that it's loud and busy. It's also right next door to a community garden, which I started going to once a week, and really enjoy.
* Been working on starting my PhD - in fact, after some procrastination about the paperwork (not all of it on my side, I must say!) I'm going to head over to the office and get the application on the road.
* Finished work on the book I was translating and sent it off, and recently received the text post-editing. Still need to go over it, but I had other things to do.
* There's probably more stuff I can't think of at the moment (and the cousin update deserves its own post in the proper journal thread), but I'll get to that later on.


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Vestboy

It's great to see you back Lady P.
I had a lot of unwelcome excitement in my life. Reading my personal posts will fill you in on that - I thought of your cousin while I was going through it. It still hasn't quite finished but the outcome is looking very good.


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Lady Pennywhistle - Back with a vengeance! [for a certain, limited value of Vengeance; actual amounts of Vengeance may vary]

Thanks, Vesty. I remember seeing that journal when I was ghost-moding around here some time ago, and worrying about her, thinking of my cousin's situation. I'm very glad she seems to be better.
I've now posted a longer update on the 'Hardheaded' thread.


Back to updates over here, last week I turned in all the stuff needed to apply for the PhD, except they seem to be missing one of the two required reference letters (which is not my fault, because I'm not supposed to have them, they need to be sent directly to the office). I tried to contact that one professor, and am now hoping for the best.
And once I'm finally registered as a student, I can start checking about getting the travel expenses for the conference reimbursed. It might be a bit tricky, but I think I can work it out. So let's plan that meet! smiley - biggrin


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