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Lecture and Asahi

Posted on 2004/01/31 24:33:14 (January 2004).

[Thursday 29th January] In the afternoon, I gave a lecture at Reading Uni on Digital Television. It's something I do on a fairly regular basis, and have come to really enjoy. It was a bit of a marathon - a three hour slot (with a break in the middle), so I was talking more or less non-stop for about two and a half hours.
After that I met Chie on her way back from work, and together we went to the Cotton Club, where we met with some of the staff from Gyosei, and enjoyed a couple of games of pool plus some very nice beer (Asahi of course). For no particular reason, everyone seemed to be in a really good mood, and we had a really great time. It occurred to me how happy I am when I see Chie laughing - it's like the sun is shining. Although of course, in reality, it was dark outside, and the roads were still icy and treacherous from yesterday's snow.

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You old softy, John! Mind you, I know where you are coming from. When I met Jocelyn, ooooh 16 years ago now (gulp!) it wasn't the usual "blokey" things which attracted me. No, it was her smile. The whole room lit up. Never fails to melt my resolve at any time - hungry, frustrated, cold, annoyed... it always does the trick and makes marriage totally worthwhile!! (Okay, so you're not the only "softy" round here!)

Posted by Nigel at 2004/01/31 17:19:26.

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