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Robert Wells or Mr Waters
Date: 12.49 am, Thursday 13th March, 2008
Subject: Numquam in Scientia Minus Vestitus
Security: Public
Location:Home, SE24
Woke at a sensible hour, showered, breakfasted, ironed a clean white shirt. Took the bus to BRixton, running late by then, and from there to work. Which was dull, long, and never lonely, despite my comrade being a no show. Took an early lunch which meant the afternoon seemed to drag on.

Left early to rush across town to the Royal Geographical Society which I have already mentally abbreviated to RGS. Dash in as the crowd is jostling for seats. Find MAR, LAS, OAWS at the back of the stalls. I like venues with all leather seating. This years Douglas Adams Memorial lecture was Stephen Pinker on language as a window, with sections about how we define space, matter and time, why we use innuendos, and why we swear. Managed not to be dull. There is always something funny about a straight man swearing.

Then what we had all been waiting for. For the 30th anniversary of the first broadcast, as many members of the original cast as possible, joined by fill ins from the other incarnations, performed fit the second. It was lovely. Stephen Moore was amazing, as were the vogon guard and the doors. Oscar was doing the best kind of networking, so at the end we helped with the getout. Lovely to meet Dirk Maggs.

Then buses and home and sausages and needing sleep.

Album of the day was Sparks' Hello Young Lovers, which is very very me. Quirky enought to catch me, strong enough to bear scrutiny, varied enough to stop me drifting, lound and fast enough to wake me up.
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Robert Wells or Mr Waters
Date: 10.26 am, Thursday 13th March, 2008
Subject: Day 37 of 47
Security: Public
Location:W6 8DL
Music:Heavy Heart - Jeffrey Lewis
Day 37

A snail called Henry.
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