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Highlights of the week

...a conference in a beautiful château near Maastricht from Monday night to Wednesday morning
...discovering that a Cyprus newspaper had accused me of having the "insolence of a thousand monkeys" (αναίδεια χίλιων πιθήκων)
...going to a videoconference about energy in Kosovo on Thursday morning, only to lose the Pristina end of the link-up because of a power cut
...getting two signed books from an sf author who I met only briefly at P-Con
...waiting around in the European Parliament for ages because the previous meeting in our room had over-run, and then realising I knew the organiser of the meeting that was running late
...meeting someone on Friday who remembered me from a brief conversation at a party in Skopje in 1997

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sammywol
Mar. 25th, 2006 08:35 am (UTC)
A thousand monkeys eh?! That is kind of cool! (Not that I am sure I can mentally picture a whole thousand at once - maybe sequentially ...). This was apropos of what exactly?
nwhyte
Mar. 25th, 2006 08:51 am (UTC)
It was a belated response to this interview.
sammywol
Mar. 25th, 2006 10:14 am (UTC)
Well those seem to be pretty polite for insolent monkeys really. Admittedly I am going off your quotes to judge that. All I could work out from the original interview were the words 'Nicholas Whyte'. Sighs!
daegaer
Mar. 25th, 2006 09:25 am (UTC)
"insolence of a thousand monkeys"

Hey! My keyboard doesn't like being sprayed with coffee, you know!

That has to be the best insult ever.
nwhyte
Mar. 25th, 2006 09:28 am (UTC)
A quick google suggests that it's not an uncommon phrase in Greek!
alexmc
Mar. 25th, 2006 09:46 am (UTC)
> Cyprus newspaper had accused me of having the "insolence of a thousand monkeys"

Which paper was it? Maybe I can get a copy :-)
nwhyte
Mar. 25th, 2006 12:06 pm (UTC)
It was Phileleftheros, on Wednesday or Thursday. I've transcribed the whole piece here but if there is any chance of a paper copy that would of course be excellent!
cygny
Mar. 25th, 2006 10:22 am (UTC)
I wonder how insolent a thousand monkeys can be. I should try to find out when we meet again, because so far, I think I only saw one little monkey ;)

And yay for signed books :)
rparvaaz
Mar. 25th, 2006 11:55 am (UTC)
That's impressive, but would be more impressive if I could figure out jsut how insolent a monkey can be....

*g*

Well done you. :)
nwhyte
Mar. 25th, 2006 12:07 pm (UTC)
I suspect you have more direct experience of monkeys than I do!!!
rparvaaz
Mar. 25th, 2006 01:14 pm (UTC)
*g*

Yes, well, that's true enough. They sneak in sometimes and make off with corn cobs and salami. They also like to pelt the dog with raw eggs from my fridge...I'd be very shocked if you did any of that. ;)
nwhyte
Mar. 25th, 2006 02:01 pm (UTC)
That's pretty insolent, all right! I reckon it would take a thousand of me to equal a monkey at that rate. On a normal day.
rparvaaz
Mar. 25th, 2006 01:16 pm (UTC)
Also, will get around to commenting on that review soon. I did read through it, and agreed with what you were saying, but I have also been rather sleepy and tired lately. Can't seem to put any serious thoughts in order.
smhwpf
Mar. 25th, 2006 01:48 pm (UTC)
insolence of a thousand monkeys

You so need to make an icon out of that...
slovobooks
Mar. 25th, 2006 10:17 pm (UTC)
getting two signed books from an sf author who I met only briefly at P-Con

Do tell...
nwhyte
Mar. 25th, 2006 10:56 pm (UTC)
No big secret: Paul Kearney.
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