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April 25th, 2008


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12:47 pm
Quick post:

I was ordering at the cash regsiter on behalf of meerkat and I while she entertained a fellow by the name of J- who played some part of her ancient history. The register guy is looking at my goggles and asks me about them. I mentioned that I got them at a snowboarding shop and he asked me how long I'd been riding.

...when did I get biker dude cred? Wow! Leather jackets, vampires, and hogs! HERE I COME!

And then I feel my hair being petted. I turn around and see someone kinda short and human shaped with an almost malicious grin. "Hi", she says. "I'm saraphina_marie".
"Umm. Hi."
"Nice to meet you."
"Likewise."
[ turn back to the register guy ]
"Wow -- I'm being met. I'd better go."

So, we're shooting the breeze at and somewhere in between various tales of shared exploits, shared spit, and shared rooms, saraphina_marie mentions she has a book.

Note: meerkat and I (cerkat? meerise? rootkat? meeroot? Ph'letchen?) passed the 2 Julian month mark last night. In this time, she's told me *tons* about saraphina_marie. She neglected to tell me that her best friend/ex-supposed-lesbian-lover/&c was an author. Much shit was given on this account.

I now have a copy of the book (it's something about "a sexy, but stubborn angel" -- oh man, am I ever in for it. : ) ). It was defaced by the author on my request with an message that, so far, is in a state of quantum superposition.

It'll wait. I think. Maybe.

(Did she sign it with invisible ink? She might have done... Evil! I'll have to remember this potential slight!)

In one hour, I'm heading down to LA for the weekend. The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is this weekend at UCLA, so I'll be going down to hear Ray Bradbury speak and exchanged hard earned bucks for books.

This'll be the MR2's second journey to Los Angeles and man, oh man am I looking forward to it!

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From:nyankoframe
Date:April 25th, 2008 08:15 pm (UTC)
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Actually, the first time I met you last year, I thought that you were a biker dude (or a Hell's Angel kind of person). I blame it on the long hair and the beard. :P

And yay on meeting saraphina_marie! I haven't met her obviously but she sounds really nice. :) Also, I think cerkat and rootkat sound better than the other alternatives.

Have fun in LA! (and you still owe me a ride in the MR2 :P)
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From:meerkat
Date:April 25th, 2008 10:16 pm (UTC)
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He'd need more piercings and tattoos and more of a beard and actual leather to pass for a Hell's Angel, I think. Though, the couple of them I've met have been really nice, as are our local biker gang, the SC Vampires. Bikers are really interesting people- very adventuresome!

saraphina_marie IS a really nice person! I wish she lived out here so you could meet her sometime. Sadly, though, she lives in Nashville and only gets to visit occasionally.

I bet he'll give you a ride in the MR2 at Fanime.... I'm glad you're coming down for that!
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From:nyankoframe
Date:April 25th, 2008 11:22 pm (UTC)
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I didn't realize it at first, but apparently testing4l made a typo in the post since it's saraphina, not seraphina... :P
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From:meerkat
Date:April 25th, 2008 11:58 pm (UTC)
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Yep, he sure did!
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From:gemlikeflame
Date:April 26th, 2008 01:09 am (UTC)
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cerkat is ugly and leaves a bad taste in my mouth. cersqui did the same thing though.
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From:meerkat
Date:April 25th, 2008 10:12 pm (UTC)
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Ick!! No merged screen/rl names- we're not a combined person, you know. meerkat and cerise by themselves will do just fine. >_<

I'm glad you had fun meeting S. She's really a fabulous person and *full* of interesting stories! Just try living with her sometime ;)

And, you know? If you can pass for a biker, go for it. Bad boys are totally hot!

Have lots of fun in L.A.- see you on Sunday!
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From:nyankoframe
Date:April 25th, 2008 11:04 pm (UTC)
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I think he got the idea from when he was with relsqui and they had an account on one of his computers (the one in the bedroom, I believe) named "cersqui". It was also a quick/convenient way of getting their attention on IRC similar to the following (fictional, but hopefully representative):

<basket> hey cersqui, could we do mongo when I'm in town?
<relsqui> sure!
<cerise> basket: let me know when is good for you

Just some historical background. :P

Edited at 2008-04-25 11:05 pm (UTC)
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From:meerkat
Date:April 26th, 2008 12:00 am (UTC)
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ah, okay. That makes sense. I still like being a separate person, though. ^_^ But I'm new to this whole computer/irc/uber-geek thing, so whatever works for y'all.
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From:gemlikeflame
Date:April 26th, 2008 01:08 am (UTC)
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No, they were rootsqui, and they definitely did not make it up. portmanteaus for things have been going on much longer in fandom shippings.
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From:nyankoframe
Date:April 26th, 2008 02:36 am (UTC)
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Actually, I think you're right, but I know that cersqui was also in use at one point. Anyway, this doesn't really matter. :P
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From:gemlikeflame
Date:April 26th, 2008 02:44 am (UTC)
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I sort of like Phretchen.
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From:meerkat
Date:April 26th, 2008 07:22 am (UTC)
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NO way!! Way too close to ugly nicknames I had in school. No combined names at all- just meerkat or gretchen! *sigh*
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From:gemlikeflame
Date:April 26th, 2008 07:28 am (UTC)
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Whatever you say, Gretchil. ;)

Are you not going out to drink tonight? Tom called me and I don't now if I'm going, I've sorta got mad cramps. TMI I know.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:April 28th, 2008 04:05 pm (UTC)
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Nope, didn't go out- left right after work to spend the weekend in the East Bay. didn't get home until about 1 last night. *sigh* It's going to be another sleep-deprived week, I can tell...

Probably won't go to game night this week, either. I have to do eight perfect calligraphy pieces by Saturday, so i have a *lot* of work to do. And I think some friends from Berkeley are coming down this weekend, so I probably won't go out then, either. How do the days get so packed?
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From:testing4l
Date:April 28th, 2008 09:25 pm (UTC)
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We used both at various points. cersqui was first.
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From:gemlikeflame
Date:April 26th, 2008 01:07 am (UTC)
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rootkat. Definitely rootkat, hands down, no contest. Also Philchen is nice, but almost Japanese sounding, but perhaps that's good since she likes Japanese.
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From:haplo3k
Date:April 26th, 2008 01:46 am (UTC)
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I really like Ph'letchen.
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From:testing4l
Date:April 28th, 2008 09:16 pm (UTC)
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I knew *someone* had to. Besides, then you could abbrieviate it to Fletch -- and who doesn't want to be abbreviated to a Chevy Chase movie?

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