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June 21st, 2006


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08:48 am - The obvious stuff ...
(this is a blatant "getting-to-know-people-better" post)

While I've met around two-thirds of my friendslist, I wouldn't say that I know a lot of you very well (mainly because for a lot of us, the average conversation has consisted of saying "hello!" and waving briefly while wandering around at a convention).
So, the idea is this: Comment, and ask me one thing about me that you think you should know, but don't - the sort of thing you'd be surprised to find out only after knowing me for five years, say.
Then, tell me one thing about yourself that you'd expect everyone™ to know, but which I might not.
Current Mood: curiouscurious

(8 touches | En garde !)

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From:tassie_gal
Date:June 21st, 2006 11:23 am (UTC)
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Where did you start fencing anyway???

I started fencing due to a VERY bad break up, and have only ever dated one fencer (Paul Knight, ex Monash).
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From:davidcook
Date:June 21st, 2006 04:54 pm (UTC)
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Adelaide Uni, many many years ago (well, 1994, anyway).
It was all dmw and halfflat's faultencouragement to try out fencing that got me started, and that was that (well, except for getting glandular fever later that year, which kept me away from fencing for about 6 months, and my knee, which kept me quiet for most of 2003).
Apparently they thought that my long arms and legs (as observed while juggling or playing hackeysack) would be useful in fencing too, and judging by the "complaints" I get about my reach, they may be right :-)
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From:sinsense
Date:June 22nd, 2006 02:30 am (UTC)
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Hah! I have finally thought of a question. What weapon do you fence? I vaguely remember when you started fencing, I think, though that may be confusion on my part -- when did you start? Why? Why do you like it?

And, well, I put up a post about the things one ought to know earlier, but I forgot to put on that my grandmother on my mother's side has Parkinson's. She is still stubborn and ridiculous, but in a disoriented, wheelchair-bound sort of way. It's a big part of my family, but I never really talk about it, since my mother posts much funnier recaps of her time spent with her mom, anyway.
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From:sinsense
Date:June 22nd, 2006 02:33 am (UTC)
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Hah! Someone else asked my question! Er... then tell me how you and rwrylsin met.
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From:davidcook
Date:June 22nd, 2006 09:03 am (UTC)
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Coincidentally, fencing was involved in that too. It was 1995, and I was living in Adelaide, and rwrylsin was living in Melbourne (during term-time, at least). There was an Intervarsity fencing tournament (5 days of fencing, more fencing, and beer (for those who like it, i.e. not me :-) ), in Sydney, and we both headed up there. We saw each other around a few times, said hello once or twice, and chatted very briefly - but just long enough to exchange e-mail addresses (romantic, eh ?).
That was the beginning, and then we started sending e-mail back and forth, and things grew from there, and here we are, 11 years later.

(PS: I fence epee, see reference to long arms above :-) )
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From:reverancepavane
Date:June 22nd, 2006 07:30 am (UTC)
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What new culinary experiences have you savoured and enjoyed since venturing to foreign climes? Or do you still stick to the "I do not like Green Eggs and Ham, Sam I Am!" cuisine of your youth.

In return ... Eris is one of my two patron (?) goddesses.

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From:davidcook
Date:June 22nd, 2006 09:04 am (UTC)
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Hmmm. I have to admit, I haven't tried much new stuff over here - I've had a small amount of haggis, and a fair amount of Irn Bru, but otherwise, I'm eating much the same (perhaps with more spices than before, but that's about it).
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From:reverancepavane
Date:June 23rd, 2006 05:26 am (UTC)
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PS: Melbourne is a foreign clime too! =9)

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