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  • 7th Jul, 2006 at 9:23 AM


Spinning poi
Originally uploaded by sfllaw.

24 June 2006

I returned to Montréal to discover that Air France had lost my luggage. This was quite the feat, because I was on a direct flight from Paris. The luggage agent looked in her computer and declared that what had happened was quite impossible. She directed me to look at the luggage racks again, but I didn't find anything. So they made me file a thick wad of paperwork.

When I walked through the inspection zone, the officer asked me where my other bags were. "They lost them," I replied resignedly, and she waved me through.

On the other side, mricon was waiting for me. It was so good to see a cheerful face! We jumped in the car, drove to my place where I threw down my things and got in the shower. Then I packed some clothes and we were off to go camping! I was not about to let airline incompetence ruin my weekend.

We arrived at a campsite about an hour east of Montréal. From the road, you couldn't see much, but as we drove in we saw a lawn full of parked cars and a series of tents. I got my pack out of the car and that's when I saw baprime walk up to meet us. I was witness to a very happy reunion and then was led to the kitchen to get something to eat.

Venison, grilled over natural charcoal, is much, much better than bad airline food.


Archery
Originally uploaded by sfllaw.

After getting my tent set up, it was time to light the bonfire. This put off a prodigious number of sparks into the night air. I took some photographs and then sat well away from the flames. Fire is hot!

Further downwind, some people were setting up to spin fire poi. They'd been practising all evening and were getting out the fuel. I bumped into Emma, whom I saw spinning in the park a couple of weeks beforehand, and she asked me to take photographs of her. But, of course!

Before long, people harded heading to bed and I decided that it would be wise to join them. The next morning, I prepped breakfast and packed up the tent I was borrowing. After I got all of my chores done, I looked about to see what was happening. Hey, some people were getting out some bows and arrows.

Photographs, of course, were in order. But eventually, too many people and too many mosquitos started congregating there, so I went to sit around and talk with people. Soon enough, the sun was beating down hard and we had to go. Three of us piled into the car and drove back to town, with renewed memories of campfires and the taste of wild strawberries.


Comments

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dcoombs
7th Jul, 2006 13:48 (UTC)
Theoretically, they'll find his luggage eventually, and sfllaw can reasonably demand that they deliver it to his door.

If they don't find it, I'm not exactly sure what happens. Read the fine print on the baggage claim ticket, I suppose. ;)
sfllaw
7th Jul, 2006 14:47 (UTC)
In fact, they did deliver it to my door. I still don't know how they lost it, though.

Maybe it was hiding.
dcoombs
7th Jul, 2006 15:18 (UTC)
It may have been mis-sorted and put on a plane to Abu-Dhabi, or something. Which makes your luggage quite well travelled!
sfllaw
7th Jul, 2006 18:03 (UTC)
Man, I'm envious of my Samsonite. It gets to see such exotic cargo bays.
sfllaw
7th Jul, 2006 14:48 (UTC)
I'm afraid that indignation wouldn't have done much. I was pretty cool about the whole thing, as I really wanted the luggage girl to help me find it.
popelaksmi
7th Jul, 2006 14:05 (UTC)
Wow, you never cease to amaze me. I had no idea you ALSO did SCA stuff!
sfllaw
7th Jul, 2006 14:49 (UTC)
It's true. I spend most of my time in kitchens though, which keeps me rather happy.
denkizero
7th Jul, 2006 17:06 (UTC)
Can I make you my hero?

I adore reading your journal.

sfllaw
7th Jul, 2006 18:05 (UTC)
Yes! I never turn away adoring worshippers.

Say, let's meet up. What are you doing Monday evening?
denkizero
7th Jul, 2006 18:15 (UTC)
We must! But, ack...Monday night, Wilco will rock my ears off... I'd be free-ish on Tuesday. Fantasia movie I want to see, but we could meet up before/after/with!

The rest of the week's pretty booked up already. 0_0

sfllaw
7th Jul, 2006 18:21 (UTC)
I'm busy on Tuesday, I'm afraid. What about the 17th?
denkizero
7th Jul, 2006 18:31 (UTC)
works. :)

I feel like such a lamer, I need a PDA to keep track of my stuff otherwise I become a mess of post its that unstick themselves and invariably find a way through the laundry 3 weeks post-missed-engagement.

But...yes, works *grins*.
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denkizero
7th Jul, 2006 18:35 (UTC)
That's what I use right now, and sync it down when I am not at a computer...I like how smrt it is. :)
sfllaw
7th Jul, 2006 18:34 (UTC)
May I suggest an on-line solution?

I used to use BSD calendar, but Google Calendar is pretty awesome as well.

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Let's meet somewhere at 20:00. Where's a good place for you?
denkizero
7th Jul, 2006 18:36 (UTC)
anywhere downtown - ever been to kafein? :)
sfllaw
7th Jul, 2006 18:37 (UTC)
No, I haven't. But I'd be up for that.
denkizero
7th Jul, 2006 18:38 (UTC)
sweet :). Let's meet at the lounge there then. :)
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