||[Jan. 23rd, 2005|07:41 pm]
Dark_Ey'Arith Dweller of The Fifth Realm
Ah, where do I start.
Friday met Louise in Leicester and headed to the ball in Oxford. The coach seemed to take forever and we had a really rude smelly old man in front of us who needed a good kick.
My corset arrived in the morning, which gave me a happy, until I opened it and tried it on :( It is by no stretch of the imagination steel boned and the panels lack any sort of rigidity, so I might as well have been wearing a cheaply made basque. So I ended up wearing my waist cincher with a cheap vest from H&M. I was not at all happy, but at least I had the wings and the shawl thingy I made to cover it up a bit.
We were a bit rushed in the arriving, finding food, getting to hotel and getting ready, but we got there just after 7 and had a good time. We talked to a couple of different people, but it was slow to start off, mainly because we didnt know anyone. I think I had a better time than MissL, as she said - she wasnt really up for mingling, whereas I was, especially as we didnt know anyone. It wasnt quite what I expected at all, but then things rarely are as strange and wonderous as my mind paints, but it was lovely nonetheless.
Met the organisers, who seem really nice and they thanked me for setting up the LJ and asked me to be involved in the publicity side of things if they do another one, which will be fun. Plus, they complimented me on my wings - worth the effort then!!
The ball room was really nice, and the DJ, though he had a few strange choices, was very good.
Met various people, including a sort of vampire society - am intrigued, though I found some of them slightly drunkenly overbearing by the end of the night which put me off a little.
We were going to meet up with them the next day, but decided not to as we felt a bit uncomfortable about it - might check them out online at a safe distance but thats about it for now.
There was a guy there I thought was cute, though it appeared he had a girlfriend with him. There was a little eye contact, and as I said to MissL I was getting right in the mood to just go over and snog him, so it was best we left before getting slapped. MissL was not as impressed with him - her bent lies more with Orlando Bloom types, whereas she described my taste more as pinups amongst 'the riders of Rohan' - what can I say... Eomer, yum.
Anyways.... the ball was great fun. I had loads of fun before I even started dancing... and then the dancing!! the music was great... any night is great if they play any songs from the Labyrinth :)
Saturday we hung around Oxford, swishing along in our lovely Victorian style skirts and doing general Brideshead things.... We went to the college and saw the window where Sebastian pukes through into Charles's room - despite the fact that is was closed to the public... as MissL says, as long as you look like you belong there. So we went in and sat on a bench and talked for ten minutes, took a couple of discreet photos whilst no one was looking and then headed back out.
We had lunch in the botanical garden - you know the botanical gardens, you must go to see the ivy! But unfortunately it started to rain then and the hems of our long skirts suffered miserably - especially mine (can I help being short) and soon my feet we soaked through - bad shoe choice. Ended up heading back to the hostel where we left our luggage to change.
Had a grand meal at a Lebannese place just by the coach station before heading back to Leicester - best meal I've had in a long time, really lovely!
And then when we got back to Leicester we ended up watching Desperate Housewives, and I have to say I was impressed - not a bad show.
So that was the weekend. Got back to Nottingham a couple of hours ago and am now majorly stressing over my choice of dissertation, need to up my loan, the thought of paying back my loan, the fact that I still havent paid back my undergrad overdraft, and I really want to not have to move home again at the end of this academic year, which with the finances, is looking more and more likely.