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i'll regret this when i'm older

a lot of coffee, a fair amount of alcohol and not much sleep. all in all, a good weekend. martin came up to visit, which meant that i probably did more shopping than i should have, but i'll try to behave for the next little while. i will take the opportunity to congratulate myself on not buying more shoes.

went out with m and genevieve last night to panic, the monthly retro-ish party at funhaus, which was a lot better than the last time i went. spent several hours dancing in my much-loved grand nationals. this was great for the first three hours, but the last hour and a half were like some kind of fiendish torture. note to self: five inch heels with no back support require dr. scholl's assistance when you plan on dancing all night.

now i'm going to get a few hours serious relaxation time in before i really start to feel my age.

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