June 5th, 2009

Fishy Circumstances

Odds and ends

The Fantasy Centre, London's Europe's only used fantasy/science fiction book store, is closing down in about 10 days. Saturday, June 13th will be the last day it's in business. Go while you still can.

There is now an O2 Centre in Berlin. This has already confused me: I received a Leonard Cohen concert invite (via Toronto's alumni association) for a concert at the O2 Centre. But not in London.

Editing Letter - the music video response to receiving them (via Lisa Shearin and her mailing list)

What is it with UK conferences I'm interested in and July? Two of them (BSHS and Leeds) are already usually back-to-back for me and a third I like is moving from September to mid-July as of next year. This means it will be highly likely that all three will be back-to-back with each other on a regular basis in the future. I'd much prefer them to be spaced out!
Laptop with wireless mouse

In gratitude

morganlf made my afternoon all good. Not only did we have an intense and too-brief catching up session, but she generously tracked down my dinner date to let her know I'd be running late. My laptop power lead went intermittent yesterday, the cable burnt in one place, presumably by a short; the Apple store couldn't see me until rather later in the afternoon, when they replaced it as faulty - which it certainly was. I ran back and forth from the BL to Oxford Circus several times by Underground but, thanks entirely to morganlf, I got to spend quality time with visiting DJ as well.