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Samizdata HQ is still seeing action

In case you are worried that all has been quiet on the party front, I am here to reassure you. The sad fact is that some of these parties require so much in the way of recovery – in the form of Sunday brunches, vast quantities of water, and time spent lying in a darkened room – that it can take a while to get to reporting on them.

Such was the case on a recent weekend, when our most fierce and lovely editor, Miss Adriana, celebrated her birthday with a few of her favorite ‘freedom fighters’.

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Elena demonstrated the proper form for bum handling on an invisible model, despite no shortage of live volunteers

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Perry always believed that two tarts were better than one

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While Nick held the other blokes rapt with his best collectivist joke, Hugh Googled furiously to find out the punchline

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You do NOT want to know what Elena spotted crawling out of my nose

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The birthday girl let her t-shirt – and the plentiful booze – do the talking

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Oh, you know those Samizdata parties: It is always hard to tell who you will end up sleeping with at the end of the night

More photos are here.

7 comments to Samizdata HQ is still seeing action

  • Counting Cats

    Well, I’m glad someone is seeing some action.

    Beats watching television I guess.

  • Glad to see you guys are back in party mode! I was getting concerned that NuLab and NuLabLite (Tories) had issued you all with ASBOs to prevent any of your famous gatherings of the blognacenti :-D

    So is Elena single? Oh drat, just remembered I’m not.

  • Sam Duncan

    Cripes, Jackie, are you really tall, or is Elena really short? It looks like there’s nearly a foot between you in that picture.

    So is Elena single? Oh drat, just remembered I’m not.

    I am. I’m also unemployed, skint, and in Glasgow. Double drat.

  • Counting Cats

    Now watch it you lot, I got first dibs here.

    I declared my desire to nurture and protect Elena some years ago, shortly after I first encountered this.

    These days sadly unmaintained.

  • Sam, I am 6′ tall. Elena is perfectly sized, and was wearing heels in that photo (I was not)!

  • Sam Duncan- don’t let the bastards grind you down.

  • Paul Marks

    Do not worry Sam – as Glascow has the lowest life expectancy in Western Europe, you may not have much longer to suffer.

    My position is similar (I would hardly call being a councillor or £4000 a year a job), but at least I manage to con people from time to time. For example, yesterday I managed to convince someone that they wanted to go to Uppingham (a town near here that I had not had a good look at).

    Out of the kindess of my heart I offered to come with them (which was the point of convincing them that they wanted to go, of course). It was an interesting little town.

    I am sure you could do similar things. Unless you have a moral problem with them (I am a bit old for morality).

    As for the party – I hope a good time was had by all, and I wish Adriana Happy Birthday.

    Paul.