Karen & Jhayne’s tres cool house warming rent party potluck movie night!

Why go go to several parties, when you could come to this one?

To celebrate the joy that is having a sane and compatible roommate, we are inviting you to come and partake of Heima, the recent Sigur Ros movie, TONIGHT.

Doors at seven, movie at eight, questionable party games, anytime.

Food welcome, also donations, as oh noes, I’m being bilked by a software jerk who doesn’t want to pay for writing because “that isn’t real work anyway.”* If you’re worried you’re going to be coming over too late, don’t. Just call.

BYO-anything you like.

I realize that with the snow, travel is suddenly a bit of an issue. I hope you find it within yourself to come out anyway, as it’s nice to have company to make cold nights cozy. For those worried about getting stuck, we have plenty of crash space and blankets.

*I had a verbal agreement with someone to do three pages of technical writing for them, now they’re saying they don’t have to pay, just in time for rent. My favourite quote “think of it as a contribution to your community”. I’ve posted what happened to the technical writing forum I collected the job from, and have sent him a very legal e-mail stating that the written work remains my property until he pays me for it. Unless I catch him, though, I’m pretty sure the point is moot.

friends in trouble, pass it on

from warren:

The partner of designer and COILHOUSE co-creator Mildred Von has been arrested in Dubai for carrying melatonin. This, apparently, gave them the excuse to declare without testing that a few fragments of dirt in the bottom of his bag were hashish. Everyone’s hoping that they’ll be forced to release him in another seven days but the Dubai authorities, as you might expect, are behaving like monsters.

Details are here.

Please read them before asking questions. Mil’s contact details are in that post too. We might get lucky and they might bounce him out when it turns out there’s nothing to hold him on, but, really, that doesn’t sound like Dubai. If you think you can help, please do get in touch with Mil. Thanks.