July 09, 2004

July 10th on...

Somewhat a socially circly week coming up but with three open slots it could still get messy... Suggestions welcome ;-)

Saturday & Sunday: Kundalini workshop with Glenn Morris. Very excited about this after reading a few dozen pages of Morris's book, Path Notes of an American Ninja

Saturday night: party at Tom's place; congrats on getting funding!

Monday: farewell drinks with a couple of party organiser friends



Thursday: dinner & movie with friends

Friday thru' Sunday: hanging with mates and bro at Ashton Court Festival in Bristol. This is going to be killer: 120,000 festie-goers, 150 bands, and Tommy's in town! W00t!

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July 02, 2004

Confucius, he say ... dinner time! (Thurs 8th July)

In a shock moment of organising a event more than 36h in advance...
You have no excuses this time ;-)

A friend highly recommended the Confucius restaurant in Wimbledon.
Surprisingly enough, it's a Chinese restaurant.

Drinks beforehand!

18:00, Bar Sia, Wimbledon, 105-109 The Broadway
19:30, Confucius, Wimbledon, a short amble to 271 The Broadway

RSVP by Tuesday and I'll book the table Tues. I'll keep the attendee list online here -- add yourself with a comment below!

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July 5th on...

In Bristol this weekend; back Sunday or Monday.

Monday: Salsa in SW18, meeting 19:30 at D Bar.

Tuesday: Mobile Clubbing at an undisclosed yet location, meeting before the 18:18 start.

Wednesday: Ecademy then party with Firebox, at Clapham. These are cool - lots of fun gadgets to play with (saves buying them) and mid-20s crowd.

Thursday: Dinner at Confucius in Wimbledon, with drinks before at Bar Sia, 19:30, and 18:00. Some local action afterwards or perhaps pile back to my or a friend's house.

Friday: Clubbing at Oceana, in Kingston. Pre-meet venue & time TBA.

Saturday: possibly: Slow Sound System [click News], at The Foundry. Later, Old St-area venue (e.g. Mother, Play, etc) or West End. Thoughts?

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June 08, 2004

New York City, 17th-24th June 2004

I'm visiting New York City to see some good friends Joe & Don, Sandira, Peter, and (quite excitingly) an as yet un-met best friend of a good friend, Carolyn. And possibly even something a little unusual with other burner friends.

This is going to be a hectic trip but suggestions & hook-ups certainly welcome.

Flight info below:

Outward flight:

   Depart: London (LHR), 17-Jun-04 at 08:50 Terminal 4
   Arrive: Newark (EWR), 17-Jun-04 at 11:35 Terminal B
   Flight: British Airways  185

Return flight:

   Depart: Newark (EWR), 24-Jun-04 at 08:00 Terminal B
   Arrive: London (LHR), 24-Jun-04 at 20:05 Terminal 4
   Flight: British Airways  186
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What am I up to? An experiment...

So it appears I'm going to miss a conference and some friends in NY as we weren't aware the others were passing in the night. Gah!

Let's say a lack of communication and knowledge of friends' lives is the problem here. Being the optimist I'm sure this is fixable somehow.

I think most problems can be solved by talking, money, or technology. Just keep throwing any of the above at the problem until it goes away, or you're having so much fun the problem's not worth bothering about any more.

So here's a technical/talking solution.

I wonder if a blog can be useful for tracking the author's activities? In an attempt to provide a one-stop place to get a summary of "What am I up to?", I've created the pragmatically named Movable Type category "What am I up to" into which I'll try dumping whereabouts, major life movements, etc. Curious to see if it works out. I used to track my location but it wasn't hugely successful as rarely bothered to update it.

One killer aspect of weblogs is the ease of authorship, definitely. My paulm.com site is really easy to update and despite its old-skool looking design there's a surprising amount of tech operating behind it. But to make a change I still need to fire up an editor after diving into the appropriate directory. A marginal, yet crucial additional amount of effort. The difference between something happening, and in many cases not happening.

PermaLink to category: http://paulm.com/inchoate/archives/cat_what_am_i_up_to.html

(I suppose the next step would be a category RSS feed but I dunno how to do that. Anyone?)

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