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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-08-28 23:09
Subject: [conventions] Au Contraire Day Three
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Tags:calendula, conventions, new zealand, travel
Had a good day today at Au Contraire. We were a little rushed in the morning getting out in time for breakfast prior to my 10 am workshop. The first two places we tried were closed, so I declared a punt and we went to eat the hotel. Food was mediocre, service was terrible. The workshop, however, went very well.

After a longish break spent chatting with the lovely and talented E— (whose LJ handle I will eventually dig out of my memory) and a sort-of light lunch at Southern Cross, we made it back for my kaffeklatsch, then my reading which I shared with Juliet Marillier. Ms. Marillier read a fantastic short piece which resonated very deeply for me. After that I'd thought we were going back to chez spector-khaybee for some down time, but due to a miscommunication calendula_witch and I were marooned in the hotel lobby for an extra 45 minutes. I pretty much collapsed then, and wound up dozing until we were rescued and brought home, where I slept some more.

calendula_witch is off now to a largish dinner with Our Hosts at someone else's home, which I bowed out of due to exhaustion. We have plans to go a-touring through backcountry tomorrow, and I'd much rather have a quiet evening and an early bedtime so I can have suitable energy for that project. Having a great time, but the jet lag and the post-chemo fatigue are intersecting in some odd ways.

Wellington is lovely, I have yet to meet a New Zealander I dislike, and I'm very glad we're here.

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User: barbhendee
Date: 2010-08-29 17:08 (UTC)
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Oh, Jay, I'm so jealous that you got to meet Juliet Marillier! She's one of my favorite writers. I save her books as "rewards" for myself when I've finished a large project.
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his wholiness the rev drjon: concentrate
User: drjon
Date: 2010-08-29 21:01 (UTC)
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Wellington is lovely, I have yet to meet a New Zealander I dislike...

You've just disproved my Pet Theory about New Zealand.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-08-29 21:15 (UTC)
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Which is...?
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his wholiness the rev drjon: Che Che
User: drjon
Date: 2010-08-30 10:53 (UTC)
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Keyword:Che Che
Theoretically, NZ must be full of bastards, because I've met an enormous amount of New Zealanders, and they've always, without exception, been lovely people. Ergo, they must not let the Bad Apples out of the country. Probably in order to preserve their overseas reputation.
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