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< insert dull, predictable moaning about plumbers who don't turn up when they say they will >

Waiting for the plumber (he was meant to be here at 2) and looking up flights to Malaga, because my holiday in Spain suddenly appears to be on again. I thought it was off because the last thing I heard we didn't have enough people, but now we do. So now I just have to worry about swimsuits and things. Argh. Also, flights. Does anyone know if I'm likely to be able to pick up cheaper ones closer to the time, or will they just get more expensive? Also, who flies to Malaga from Glasgow apart from Easyjet? Argh, sudden panic - I'm meant to be going out in slightly less than four weeks, and I have T in the Park before that. And I haven't been abroad in about 12 16 years. (And I'm older than I think I am.) And I'll probably have to get the bus by myself from Malaga to, er, wherever I'm going. I should probably find out. I think I do have an email somewhere that tells me.

Anyway. Now that a bit of time's passed from Strikethrough 07, a few commentaries. bradhicks's commentary on events, talking about the legality of slash and yaoi, and comparisons between that culture and the BDSM culture of the early '80s. He also talks about the Satanic Child Abuse Hoax of 1983-1991, which he was caught up in in St Louis. I hadn't really heard of it, but there were similar cases in the news over here at the time, too, all of which turned out to be hoaxes or false accusations.

stewardess also has a complete timeline of events, with theories, fully sourced. Her main theory, which has been rumored since well before Strikethrough, is that SixApart are heading for an IPO - going public - or some other kind of financial opportunity, and want to cleanse the community. (For which neither she nor I condemn them particularly, I should add, this isn't an "evil sell-outs!" essay.) Her essay is very well researched and very clear on which bits are facts, and which are speculation.

(Edited because I got brad and bradhicks mixed up. Oops.)

I eventually got round to checking out Roflbot. It's very cool. You can use general pictures, but you can also put text on your current LJ icons directly. *points at icon* And I've joined ihasatardis, so I might make some macros for that. Hee. It's taking over my communities filter, but is teh funny, so I don't mind.

Leeds/ Yorkshire people, do you know about the GeekUp? Geek meet-ups, mostly for computer techy, programmer types. Wonder if they'll do a Scottish one...it seems to be mostly north-west just now. But there's one in Leeds next Wednesday night.

Hmm. I've just realised that I'll miss the Jasper Fforde tour in Glasgow if I go to Spain, but it says it's just a lunchtime signing anyway, so that's not a big deal. I'm now pondering...if J comes to Spain, it might be do-able to go down to his in London and go to the talk in Foyle's, because his flatmate's a big Jasper ffan too, and has never seen him talk. And then go out to Spain the next day or so. It would make a very busy couple of weeks, but tempting.

It's now 4pm and the plumber still isn't here. Grrr.

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a_pawson
Jun. 14th, 2007 03:10 pm (UTC)
With Easyjet or Ryanair, as a rule, the prices only go up as they allocate a certain number of seats at each price bracket. They do occasionally go down but it's rare.

You will probably have more luck getting a charter flight to Malaga as it's a popular holiday destination. Google "charter flights" and you'll find various websites offering to search charter flights. Alternatively the easiest way to find them is to go into a high street travel agent and ask them to do it for you. They don't normally charge you any extra for this as they get commission on the ticket sale.
pickwick
Jun. 14th, 2007 03:47 pm (UTC)
Ooh, cheers. I hadn't really thought about charter flights.
londonkds
Jun. 14th, 2007 05:32 pm (UTC)
One problem is that charter flights tend to get shoved to the bottom of the hierarchy of importence if there's disruption at an airport.
geekchick
Jun. 14th, 2007 03:26 pm (UTC)
a few commentaries, including LJ Brad's.

Hm, got a link? The only commentary from Brad I've seen is this, which essentially boils down to "I'm out of town, the first I'd heard of it was when I read it in the news and I'm not the one to talk to anyway."

I'm afraid to follow the link to ihasatardis, since I suspect I'll lose anything resembling productivity today.
pickwick
Jun. 14th, 2007 03:45 pm (UTC)
Oh, bugger, I've managed to get Brad Fitz muddled up with Brad Hicks. I'll go back and edit! Thanks for pointing that out...
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