Ah well, to Sydney I return. Somewhat disappointed, but not surprised - it always was going to be more like Friday 2002/09/27 than Friday 1996/09/27.
And it was, of course, a mistake to re-open that old wound. Will I ever learn? I suspect not.
To "Frida": may we both gracefully recede from each other's consciousness once more. Please forgive me for my unsolicited intrusion upon yours.