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Sunday roast

Today has been mainly about settling in. I learnt to use my new washing machine, did a proper shop at Morrisons (conveniently situated only 5 minutes from my flat), and got stuff ready for work tomorrow. And, more importantly, I started meeting new people.

stompyboots pointed me in the direction of a Leeds-based LJer named gillywoo soon after I got my job here, so we've been getting to know each other online for some months. And once she knew I'd arrived safely, gillywoo very kindly got in touch yesterday to invite me out for Sunday lunch with a few of the local goth / geek types. We went out to a pub in Wortley, where I was able to put faces to some of the names I've been meeting through live journal, and eat a nice big roast dinner to boot - bargain! Everyone seemed like good, genuine people who I could get to like a lot, and I really appreciated being invited along.

Incidentally, for big_daz and glennkenobi, who were interested when I mentioned it at lunch, I include here the link to the Surname Profiler Project, which I saw originally on poliphilo's journal. Just click on 'Start a surname search' in the top right-hand corner to find out where in Britain your surname was most common in 1881 or 1998, its frequency in the population and the ethnicity of first names associated with it.

The week ahead seems very full of long events I have to attend - mainly induction-type stuff. But it's all about finding your feet, isn't it, and I'm sure it'll be useful. Plus it looks like I'll be having lunch with another new resident of the city, themonkeypolice on Thursday, and it's one of the local goth nights, Friday Flock on, well - Friday!

So, all in all, I can't complain.

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roobarb
Sep. 3rd, 2006 07:49 pm (UTC)
have you met dakegra he's now local to you :-)
strange_complex
Sep. 3rd, 2006 07:54 pm (UTC)
Not IRL, no, but he's been on my friends list for what seems like forever, and I'm hoping to meet the man himself in the next week or so.
themonkeypolice
Sep. 3rd, 2006 09:08 pm (UTC)
oh so i may also be seeing you at the induction session for new staff in the uni at weds? not certain i'm going as our centre meeting is at 1 and i'm not sure it will be finished on time.
strange_complex
Sep. 3rd, 2006 10:06 pm (UTC)
Oh! Yes, then. :-) I'm definitely going, so see you there if you can make it on time.
gillywoo
Sep. 3rd, 2006 10:02 pm (UTC)
It was great to meet you finally and I'm glad you had fun, there's plenty more where that came from : P.

Glad you got your shopping done in time as well.

strange_complex
Sep. 3rd, 2006 10:07 pm (UTC)
You too, and thanks again.
maviscruet
Sep. 3rd, 2006 10:56 pm (UTC)
I will be in Fuji hero noodle bar having - well noodles- tommorow night before going down to paint thesubculture if you would care to join me for noodles let me know.

I suspect I'll go in at about 6.30 - if I know somebody will be coming I'll be a lot more definate about the time.

I will be the fat bloke, long hair and a beard that looks like a cross between meatloaf and mavis cruet. I'll have a book.
big_daz
Sep. 4th, 2006 09:38 am (UTC)
'Twas nice to meet you too, Missus.

See you at Flock!

(Thanks for the link BTW)
megamole
Sep. 4th, 2006 01:22 pm (UTC)
As yet unclear, but might be in Leeds on Tuesday 26 September for a meeting.
strange_complex
Sep. 4th, 2006 01:29 pm (UTC)
OK, well keep me posted. If it's actually that day, my availability might be limited, as I think that is my first teaching day of the new semester. But we'll see what we can manage, anyway, once you know what you're doing.
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