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Posted by cheezi git (Member # 1598) on August 17, 2003, 00:08:
 
so cheezi went to meet the snupstress and jess at gatwick aiport. snupy appears but no jess! shit, there was this power cut thing in the states and jess missed the flight! still, snups and cheezi got back and met up with spungo. all three together - will the world ever be the same again? snups had a nap to catch up and the cheez and spungster got stuck into the beers. then it was off to see edward 2nd by christopher marlowe at the globe. by this time cheezi was quite merry and enjoyed in very much. there were some people in front who were so into the whole play thing that the merest noise provoked a pointed response from them. the cheez didn't let that get him down, and having chatted up all the stewardesses, signed on for volunteer work, and had a few beers was in such a splendid mood that when the people in front said he was a disgrace to his family, it passed off him like a condom off a well-greased cucumber. in the mistaken belief that we were about to be thrown out of the theatre, spungo and snupy dragged cheezi away and into a pizza place, where a fine meal was had by all.

back to the cheez lair and an inspection of the latest shallow graves and a few beers, then time to crash out. the guests tucked up snugly like a well dressed roast joint, cheez crashed out.
 
Posted by hey-U (Member # 2128) on August 17, 2003, 09:26:
 
uk journal (supplemental)

Saturday morning:

[fx: hey-U's mobile shrilling him and his freshly-constructed overhang (it's like a hangover but much, *much* more threatening) back into existence...]

Cheezi (for it is he): "Be at Borough Market at 12.30 for an audience with The Snupstress or the cute fluffy kitten gets it." (hangs up)

And so, once more casting myself to the tender mercies of the District Line, I arrive at the appointed hour, trembling with fear and trepidation (or should that be trepanation?) to meet with the legendary Fearsome Three - Cheezi, Spungo and (fanfare) Her Snupiness...

With great relief to find that they've decided to be gentle with me (*this* time...), we graze our way round Borough Market, ripping off strong coffee and lots of tasty food- type things before picnicking in the verdant pastures of the grounds of Southwark Cathedral. Much hilarity and indigestion ensues (the Snupstress has the negatives as proof positive - yes, even geeks need to eat); even managing to dissuade Cheezi and Spungo from digging up the graves, quote, "for inspection purposes... err, in the name of scientific research... well, OK, for a laugh, then..."

Then back to the great hole in the ground known as London Underground, with the parting of the ways at Bank/ Monument station (depends how you look at it); with the Frightening Three off to wreak havoc elsewhere in Da Smoke, and hey-U off home to lie down in a darkened room for a couple of hours to get over the trauma...

The serious bit:

Guys, I had *such* a great time, I can't tell you... I don't remember the last time I laughed so much...

The Joy of Geekiness is: well, many things, but having seen the Ferocious Three in action at GC over the past few months, the ground has already been covered and I now know that we all have similar frames of reference, so we could just chat, laugh, relax and have a good time. Oh, and eat... And if there's ever a vacancy in the Thread- Derailing Department, let me know and I'll mail you my CV/resume...

Summary:

The GC (London Branch) Works Outing is thoroughly recommended to all visiting colonials - the bug has bitten me (or was that one of the Famous Three?) - so who's next?

PS: Spungo's avatar is frighteningly true to life - but you should have seen the crowds moving out of his way... And Snupy *is* a pussycat

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by cheezi git (Member # 1598) on August 17, 2003, 13:59:
 
It was my pleasure as well, my dear Hey-U.

Jessy arrived this morning, and after finally getting out of Customs(I'll let HER tell you), the 4 of us did the town, visiting many pubs tonight and back home now to 'chill' [Big Grin]
 
Posted by cheezi git (Member # 1598) on August 17, 2003, 15:23:
 
that last post was snups by the way.

so, saturday morning, the cheez rouses everyone: snups managed to finally get out of the shower, (there was a water shortage reported in the area), spungo drags himself out a of deep and evilly dark dream, and the cheez, despite one of those headaches you get from the weather (it does something to the beer), attacks the day; and in good spirits and fine fettle we amble off to the borough farmers market.

there we meet hey-u, who turns out to be a tip top bloke, and have coffees and food as hey-u has explained. hey-u has to go to give cheez to his mum (is there anyway you can't get on with someone who gives cheez to their mum?) and plan for a few mid-week beers when jess finally gets there.

the fleasome threesome toddle off to central lunnun, where the british museum presents itself as a spot-on place to visit. having seen the great glass roof, and rescued cheezi from certain death climbing the library, we all see the london 1753 exhibition, celebrating the 250th anniversary of the opening of the british museum, and describing lunnon life in the 18th century. very fascinating, especially the part on prostitution, and the collection of pigs skin condoms. then for some much needed refreshment. tanked up, sorry, with a modicum of lubricant in the system, the cheersome threesome poddle off to lewisham to stock up on provisions.

thus laden, and with malibu and vodka flavoured cordials, cheezi cooks up a feast fit for kings. garlic and thyme chicken, herb couscous, aubergine and yoghurt, and an honest salad. snups had fluttered her eyes at the tenant, who overcome had handed over some gear, and after a brave effort by the spungster and cheez at constructing an elaborate yet finally useless bong, the snupstress showed the boys how to make a toilet roll bong (the experience of that woman continues to amaze me). this was well enjoyed by all, and much merriment followed (although snupy wants to make clear that she never inhaled), accompanied by emo phillips. sweet dreams followed, in the expectation of the cat arriving on the morrow.

tomorrow the story of snupy and the customs man
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on August 17, 2003, 15:49:
 
quote:
Originally posted by cheezi git:
that last post was snups by the way.

Heh, reminds me of the cookie jar mixups of a certain lab rat and dragon [Wink] [admittedly deliberate once or twice [evil] ].
 
Posted by Cap'n Vic (Member # 1477) on August 17, 2003, 20:02:
 
**damn** I wish I was there too)

....Hey guys, I can make bongs out of every days items too....(I once fashioned one out of an old rubber boot...guys?? guys? You listening??
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on August 17, 2003, 20:27:
 
Heh, I read about some crazy bong designs on e2. Not that I've ever had a need to build one, it was just one of those times when one gets addicted to all the links in e2.

/me urges self to not visit e2...uh oh, I'm bored tonight, and I haven't been there in about 2 months (w/the exception of a few single searches)

Edit: Okay...I made it out alive, I only got sucked in for little over an hour - I think I should sleep now...curse the addictive nature of e2 :-P.
 
Posted by snupy (Member # 1211) on August 18, 2003, 01:47:
 
All I'm gonna say is, if you hear stories of me singing and dancing to ACDC's 'Shook Me All Night Long', they're all lies and the pics are photoshopped.Hmpff!

The spungster was supposed to go home yesterday afternoon, but does anyone really believe he was able to say no to the snupstress??? We all had a lovely day in London, dinner in Chinatown, and drinks at the pubs(Jess dragged on like a trooper, after having JUST landed at 11am),after which we came home and were serenaded by the Evil Disco Brothers. **sigh**We even sang Kumbaya. [Roll Eyes] I could feel the love. [Happytears] Or was that spungo?
 
Posted by hey-U (Member # 2128) on August 18, 2003, 05:55:
 
quote:
snups: if you hear stories of me singing and dancing to ACDC's 'Shook Me All Night Long', they're all lies and the pics are photoshopped
uh-huh, ye-s-s-s, we believe you, really we do!
[Wink]
 
Posted by Jessycat (Member # 1171) on August 18, 2003, 16:55:
 
so sunday. the spungit and snupo pop off to the airport meet the cat, and finally meet up. back to lewisham and then a dash to see the london eye. spungo comments that he couldn't get it all in. something about a photo (apparently. yeah, right). then later he couldn't find the hole. then a river ride up and down the thames, with a guide who knew everything about shops and nothing about history. jess took many pictures that she will never look at again, but had a good time.

then we went to a pub and had splendid conversation, washed down with good beverages, including a pineapple juice that pleased snupy no end. spungo tried to take some pictures of snupy, and suggested he get her up against big ben. she was so disappointed when she found out that he meant the clock tower. he did however offer to ring her bell.

now, if anyone has a weak heart please do not read on.

EXCLUSIVE EXPOSE (spungo put your clothes back on)

spungo admitted to jessy that he is afraid of sheep dude, don't you have some issues to work through? jessy is an anal guru. believe it or not she actually had the snuptress agog with what you can do with beads. (JESS HERE: This is all theory and no practice!!! I assure you!!!)
can you believe that? jess teaching snupy something?

then it was back to the ol' camp fire for a jolly sing song, with snups leading the way with a rocking version of the ac/dc classic "you shook me all night long". and jess has the video as proof!
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on August 18, 2003, 17:13:
 
And here I was about to say how things can get boring around here when you guys aren't about [Wink] . Well, this makes my vacation sound dull by comparison, but the only thing I'd possibly have changed about it was to make it longer :-D. Oh yeah, and if it wasn't for the penguins, I would have said 'the hell with San Francisco,' and spent the whole time in Seattle.
 
Posted by Tyler Durden (Member # 1545) on August 18, 2003, 21:42:
 
spungo afraid of sheep and snupy not know about beads...so strange. Oh well, at least Bolton didn't beat Man U...still some normalcy.
 
Posted by hey-U (Member # 2128) on August 18, 2003, 23:02:
 
"Fear and Loathing in SE6", eh?
[Wink]
 
Posted by cheezi git (Member # 1598) on August 19, 2003, 01:21:
 
sunday morning, clear and bright. everyone fully invigorated from a sound sleep. snups has to catch a train later on, so we go to a place called blackheath. this is a place where overnight a year ago a massive hole opened up in the ground. they have just managed to fill it in, but i'm sure it was mentioned in revelations. the end of the world is nigh my friends!

had a great meal at a french bistro, crab cakes, mussels, steak and freedom fries, chicken baguette, croque monsieur. cheezi couldn't let the occasion pass, so informed the french waiter that blokes who spoke french made snups take off like a rocket. after that the service was second to none.

we saw snups off at kings cross on the train to edinburgh, and after tearful farewells went our separate ways. the cat and the cheez went to a greek bar in hoxton that used to be a mission for the local market, wandered around london a bit and then homewards. after a bit of gc-ing it was bed, to revive for another day.
 
Posted by spungo (Member # 1089) on August 19, 2003, 02:42:
 
quote:
Originally posted by hey-U:
"Fear and Loathing in SE6", eh?
[Wink]

Heh heh - "I thought no point mentioning these bats - the poor bastards'll see them soon enough."
 
Posted by spungo (Member # 1089) on August 19, 2003, 03:32:
 
I'm back home now after a spiffing weekend. The Cheez is a top host... ( as long as you hide the booze [Wink] ) Already contemplating the next occasion now that I know Snups isn't likely to do a "Misery" on me (well, you can't have everything, can you?)

Oh, and thanks for the recreational tips, Jess - btw, how do I clean the gerbil afterwards? [Smile]
 
Posted by Allan (Member # 1717) on August 19, 2003, 03:59:
 
quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
Already contemplating the next occasion...

You coming to Edinburgh for the weekend?
 
Posted by hey-U (Member # 2128) on August 19, 2003, 05:23:
 
quote:
cheezi: this is a place where overnight a year ago a massive hole opened up in the ground. they have just managed to fill it in
So, have you found somewhere else to hide the bodies yet? Plenty of room left under the patio at my place...
[evil] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by cheezi git (Member # 1598) on August 19, 2003, 15:58:
 
tuesday and the good weather keeps on coming! jess and cheezi are off to oxford to see some stuff about alice in wonderland. we went to the shop where the real alice, alice liddel, bought sweets, then topped up our sugar levels with some toasted baguettes.

then it was a tour of christ church college: the cathedral was old, and cathedrally, then onto to the dining hall where the harry potter movies were made. it's incredible to think that students sit at these long tables for dinner, with the dean and fellows at the top table. whatever happened to burnt beans on toast? there are lots of influences in the dining hall on alice in wonderland: the stairway the fellows used to exit the hall is the hole the rabbit fell down; the fire place has long-necked dogs that became alice when she ate the mushroom.

we passed by one of the 22 real tennis courts in the uk. this is a precursor to lawn tennis, real being the spanish for royal. it involves hitting a ball (made from a champagne cork, string and an outer covering) onto walls, slopes and sides. this is a bit like a tennis court put into a squash court, all built by a builder who can't measure straight lines. a walk around to freshen the ol' grey cells and back to the big schmoke.

the cheez provided food, the cat excellent conversation and a spiffing time was had by all.

by the way, jess is no bimbo! she actually brought an OS X manual for bedtime reading! what a TTB!
 
Posted by Jessycat (Member # 1171) on August 19, 2003, 16:30:
 
quote:
Originally posted by cheezi git:
the cheez provided food

I need to elaborate on this a bit. The cheez did not just "provide food" - he cooked a feast in about 15 minutes! Salmon, pasta in a mushroom leek garlic cream sauce, arugula (forget what they call it here) and tomato salad dressed with olive oil, lemon juice, and pine nuts, and ciabata bread.
I mixed the drinks, which involved vodka, lemonade, and a disgusting overdose of Ribena. I'll know to go easier on the syrup next time, but cheezi (bless his heart) took it like a man and drank every sugary drop. [Happytears]

I was so impressed (and quite overwhelmed) by our Oxford tour. The history and grandeur of the place made my head spin. And, being an Alice in Wonderland freak, it was quite thrilling to actually stand in the same rooms and walk on the same paths that Charles Dodgeson and Alice did.

Oh yeah... that "real tennis" is something to see! Not being much of a sports fan, it looked a bit silly (fun, but silly! [crazy] ) to me, but I was very impressed by how polite the 2 players were. Whenever a shot was missed there was no "shit" or "motherfucker" or even a "damn" - it was all "sorry" or "fiddlesticks" and one man, in a particular fury, actually spit out the word "fishhooks!!!" I believe I may have been inspired to work on taming my own truck driver mouth!

Anyway, I'd better get some sleep now, since tomorrow I finally get to meet the legendary, the esteemed... well... I'll save that for the next journal installment. [Big Grin]

/me retires to bed with tired feet and a full tummy, satisfied that she has succeeded in further trashing cheezi's rep.
 
Posted by Jessycat (Member # 1171) on August 19, 2003, 16:35:
 
quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
Oh, and thanks for the recreational tips, Jess - btw, how do I clean the gerbil afterwards? [Smile]

You mean to prepare it for burial?

I have a sneaking suspicion that no mammal could survive getting that... intimate ... with your posterior. [shake head]
 
Posted by Cap'n Vic (Member # 1477) on August 19, 2003, 16:41:
 
Fishhooks?? That is great!! I will start using it the first chance I get.

*gets up, stubs toe on corner of desk*

Fuuu... err... Fishhooks!!!
 
Posted by hey-U (Member # 2128) on August 20, 2003, 15:01:
 
Wednesday:

Woken from my usual siesta in the server cupboard (Cat5 makes really good nesting material, btw - lots better than spaghetti/noodles/string) by a call from the uber-cheez: "Be at Victoria Station at 6pm or the cute little puppy with the sad eyes gets it".

And so to the seedy splendour of said station to meet the cheezmeister and JessyCat, fresh from a session of retail therapy... Then courtesy of London Underground to the fringes of computer geek heaven (Tottenham Court Road) for an alfresco tincture at a handy hostelry before heading to a kewl chill-out chamber cunningly disguised as a very nice Indian restaurant for excessive amounts of exotic and, frankly, exquisite cuisine. What more could a geek ask for? - good food, good company, laughter, much chat, laughter, gossip and laughter with a couple of his oldest friends who he's never met before and only ever communicated with via a keyboard after stumbling into the community that is GC less than 6 months ago...

Then all too soon it's time to make tracks - sadly, no tattoo parlours available en route for the etching of the GC talking heads logo into each of our cheeks (one head each side) - maybe next time? [Wink]

And back to Oxford Circus for au revoirs - I think (hope) 'goodbyes' would be the wrong word [Happytears] [Frown] - cheezi and Jess back to lovely Lewisham to pack their thermals and ski jackets ready for the long journey to Bonnie Scotland, leaving civilisation at an unearthly hour previously thought to be purely theoretical, hey-U back to the wild west (well, Chiswick...) musing on the miracle that is the internet and GC, vaguely wishing he wasn't going to be the only person left in Lunnonmate this coming holiday weekend - but somebody's got to swap out the backup tapes and update the anti-virus defs, right?
[Frown]
... and so, over to our foreign correspondents north of Hadrian's Wall...
[Big Grin]
 
Posted by cheezi git (Member # 1598) on August 20, 2003, 15:03:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Jessycat:
spungo admitted to jessy that he is afraid of sheep

we have finally worked out the conumdrum. spungo likes dom sheep. he liked to play sub with maisie (rip). everyone to their own i guess...
 
Posted by Allan (Member # 1717) on August 20, 2003, 15:18:
 
quote:
Originally posted by hey-U:
... and so, over to our foreign correspondents north of Hadrian's Wall...
[Big Grin]

Indeed, and have we got some cuisine for them!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/g2/story/0,3604,1021960,00.html
 
Posted by cheezi git (Member # 1598) on August 20, 2003, 15:28:
 
so where are we? oh yeah, wednesday. another beautiful day, can you believe it? cheezi has an interesting day, when he talks to a few people about the boss of the place he works. he knew the business was bankrupt, but now he finds out that loads of people are trying to find the boss, to have a serious chat with him (with lots of hand signals, know what i mean?). oh well...

off to sunny lunnon on the bus and a walk around, before having a traditional lunch of fish'n'chips. then into the centre to scratch jess's shopping itch. cheezi showed previously unknown depths when he pointed out a marc jacobs sale. evil words were all around, discount, offer, 70% discount, but jessy resisted those. then from 50 feet away a little black number caught her attention. "jessy, jessy, buy me" it whispered. 2oh, it won't be in my size" she said. unfortunately it fitted her. "i'll maybe try it on, but it won't look good". it looked great! so it was a done thing!

then after an iced cafe latte, we walked through convent garden, where a general-motors-car-seat-belt belt was a much have. the irony was not lost on jess, who said that buying an american belt in london was okay, cos she bought some dm's in new york.

in the market there were people who were doing street art, and there was an incredible tumbler who dived through the arms of someone who was holding their arms high in a circle-shape.

then off for a bev with hey-u, who hasn't changed much since we last saw him, and is still a tip top geezer. we had a great meal at rasa samudra on charlotte street. nibbles with pickles to start, washed down with a mango lassi, then jess had a great crab dish (not too spicy), i had an aubergine and coconut dish, and hey-u had a spinach curry. fully stuffed and sated we dawdled down to the train station and said goodbye. the cat and the cheez are off to edinburgh tomorrow to terrorise scotland. och ay the noo, the noo!!!
 
Posted by Jessycat (Member # 1171) on August 20, 2003, 15:53:
 
I don't have much to add here, except to gush a bit about what a great time we had with Hey-U. (I had missed out on the first meeting, so I'm allowed to go into it a bit!)
Anyway, it was like the whole trip has been... really really fun cool smart hilarious friends people who are instant life-long friends. Or something like that. And I'm not even drunk and sentimentally weeping into my vodka right now!
NOT ONLY is Hey-U a "diamond geezer" (I'm slowly picking up on the vernacular) but he is also about to get his first Mac! a 12" PowerBook! So he can have 12" dreams as sweet as mine were!!! [Wink]
And we're gonna get matching tatoos, to go with our (yes, I said "our") piercings! Hey-U can provide more detail if he so chooses. [evil]

Oh yeah... the black dress is sooooooooooooo cute!!!!!!!!!!

And I bought Percy Pigs from Marks & Spencer.

And foot spray and eye cream from Boots. I have it on good authority from my more Euro-savvy girlfriends that there is nothing better!

What else? Oooohhhh the fish and chips...mmmmmmmm....

Well, off to bed, the Scotland for some more ummm good food? yeah, thanks for that article, Allan. Can't wait. Really. [Wink] [Razz]
 
Posted by Cap'n Vic (Member # 1477) on August 20, 2003, 16:07:
 
Don't forget to try the haggis [Big Grin]


 -
 
Posted by hey-U (Member # 2128) on August 20, 2003, 22:59:
 
Cap'n, *where* did you find that picture? It's dis-gus-ting... and very, very funny!
[Wink]
cheezi, Jess, have a great time in Scotland...
[Smile]
 
Posted by hey-U (Member # 2128) on August 20, 2003, 23:06:
 
quote:
Jessycat: So he can have 12" dreams as sweet as mine were!!!
*ahem*...
...but I won't be using it as a rule... (sorry! [Wink] )

quote:
Hey-U can provide more detail if he so chooses.
Ha! I'll show 'em mine if you show 'em yours!
[Razz]
 
Posted by Allan (Member # 1717) on August 21, 2003, 00:38:
 
You do *know* that the powerbook range is due for revision like tomorrow don't you? so I trust you'll be getting an updated model...
 
Posted by hey-U (Member # 2128) on August 21, 2003, 00:48:
 
Yeah, I'd seen something about that, here:

http://www.powerpage.org/cgi-bin/WebObjects/powerpage.woa/wa/story?newsID=11323

and here:

http://www.thinksecret.com/news/augustpowerbooks.html

...but they're both a little unclear on the details of the 12" PB...

ThinkSecret even says "The company is also readying an update to the 12-inch PowerBook, but that release will follow behind. That upgrade should be ready for release in September."

So I don't really know what to do...

It's got to be the 12" PB because that's as much dosh as I could prise out of the bank (and about as much free space as I have in the flat)...

Think I may have to do the rounds (window-shopping and seeing if any of the resellers have any idea of what's happening) this weekend and then make a decision from there.

There're also then questions of pricing and availability to consider...

[Confused]
 
Posted by Allan (Member # 1717) on August 21, 2003, 00:59:
 
Hey-U, Cool I didn't want you to get that sinking feeling following the elation of your powerbook turning up and a week later there's one with a 1Ghz chip, better graphics and a sexy illuminating keyboard* for the same money.

* collected wisdom of the current rumours

Anyway getting back on the thread... Only 2 and a half hours until I meet Cheezi and Jess!!
 
Posted by hey-U (Member # 2128) on August 21, 2003, 01:13:
 
Yeah, thanks for that, it's appreciated - strangely enough, we were talking last night about the sinking feeling of buying a new toy only to find it had been superseded by the time you get it home...

Anyway, say hi to Jessy and the cheez, I just know you're all going to have a really great time...
[Smile]
 
Posted by snupy (Member # 1211) on August 21, 2003, 04:36:
 
you guys got piercings WITHOUT me????? [cry baby]

Hey-U-why cant you come to \edinburgh for the weekend??


ok-all I have to add here....**SPOILERS**

spungo and cheezi were the PERFECT gentlemen the entire time i was there(bummer). They lugged our(very heavy) bags around the train and tube, insisted on paying for everything, and let me lean on them all the way home when I developed painful blood blisters on both feet., They are genuine geeks with hearts of gold.The same goes for hey-U, but that was as expected, of course.

I miss you guys!
 
Posted by hey-U (Member # 2128) on August 21, 2003, 05:29:
 
quote:
snupy: you guys got piercings WITHOUT me?????
Well, I can't speak for anybody else, but I got mine a l-o-n-g time ago...
[Wink]
What it was, the subject sort-of came up last night - that's where the notion of us all getting the GC talking heads tattooed on our butts came up (one per cheek - but learning to wiggle to get their mouths moving might take some practise [Razz] )

quote:
snups: Hey-U-why cant you come to \edinburgh for the weekend
I would have been well into that - but I really do have stupid boring work-y things to do...
[Frown]
Could be the incentive I need to set up remote access to the server, though... Then I could just VPN in from anywhere - London, Edinburgh... <innocent>NooYawk...</innocent> (You guys do have the internet in the US, don't you? [Wink] )

Ooohhh... *Now* I've done it...

quote:
I miss you guys!
Awww... [Embarrassed] (GROUP HUG EVERYONE!!!)

Snups, have a great time with the rest of the crew - and, if you can, keep this Journal going! It's becoming essential reading!

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Allan (Member # 1717) on August 21, 2003, 09:31:
 
/me Confirms Cheezi and Jess's safe arrival in bonnie Scotland, and that I got to hump the suitcase all the way along Princess street, and then as an encore up 4 flights of stairs. Fortunately the festival is on so nobody batted an eyelid.

More later...
 
Posted by littlefish (Member # 966) on August 21, 2003, 09:54:
 
Well I'm back from Loch Tay, but very very tired. What's the plan for tomorrow- I might take the day off work!
 
Posted by Cap'n Vic (Member # 1477) on August 21, 2003, 10:01:
 
I wonder if Jess or Snup gets their suitcase humped more on this trip when all is said and done?

Keep score girls....and post details. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by hey-U (Member # 2128) on August 21, 2003, 11:22:
 
Allan, Cap'n: LOL [Big Grin]

quote:
Keep score girls....and post details.
Definitely!
The more lurid, the better...
[Razz]
 
Posted by Cap'n Vic (Member # 1477) on August 21, 2003, 11:32:
 
Maybe S&N can set up a password protected 'adult thread' so we can get all the details without disturbing our younger/more sensitive readers [Big Grin]
 
Posted by hey-U (Member # 2128) on August 21, 2003, 11:50:
 
Nah, I reckon anyone who hangs at GC is already pretty disturbed [crazy]

Anyway, having met all these young folks lately, I've been disturbed at what a sheltered life I've led...
[Wink]
 
Posted by Jessycat (Member # 1171) on August 21, 2003, 16:47:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Cap'n Vic:
I wonder if Jess or Snup gets their suitcase humped more on this trip when all is said and done?

Keep score girls....and post details. [Big Grin]

The hell with this luggage vs. luggage competition... I'm hoping to personally give my suitcase a run for it's money in said humping department. [Wink]
 
Posted by cheezi git (Member # 1598) on August 21, 2003, 17:13:
 
so in bonnie scotland, after a really early start. 4:30am, is this sane? no problems getting to station. we meet an old lady from white plains new york who is the type i love. the type that is phased by nothing, and could face down a mugger. she had had a melanoma and she was like yeah, whatever, you know you gotta live life. then a sleep on the train in what must be the most uncomfortable seats in the world. there was a bit of a drama on the train. we had bought business saver tickets for the train, then the conductor said, "a reminder for our customers, the business savers are not valid on this train" anyway the illogical british rail shit worked out and suddenly we were with allan in edinburgh.

i had humped jessy's luggage all across london and to admit to you, dear readers, i was a little bit sore. so i was relieved when allan took over. there is only so much humping the cheez can do! at the bed and breakfast, appropriately enough we were installed in the burns room, allan obviously appreciated the fact that maybe we were more suited to the burns deparment of the nearest hospital (rabbie burns is the foremost author/poet of scotland).

a splendid lunch, courtesy of allan, who turns out to be a very funny and sound bloke. allan leaves to see a man about a dog, and jess and cheezi go back to the room, where we meet nanette, jess' boss who no one knows, who has come over from the states. this no one knows theme is fairly predominate this holiday, no?

we then went to see andy parsons, a stand up comedian who was funny without being devastating, then another few moist refreshments. allan then invited everyone back to his sister's (what a gent!) where good wine was supped.

snups: keep us posted!

love peace cheez and haggis to all
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on August 21, 2003, 17:26:
 
Whoo! White Plains is represented [Wink] . I somehow feel like I'm there vicariously, even if from a very strange countryman, er, woman. Okay, White Plains isn't quite my hometown, but it's 5 mins from work, and they have an Apple Store [Big Grin] .
 
Posted by Cap'n Vic (Member # 1477) on August 21, 2003, 18:18:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Jessycat:
The hell with this luggage vs. luggage competition... I'm hoping to personally give my suitcase a run for it's money in said humping department. [Wink]

You go girl!!


Cheez man...you may want to try this Udder Butter if you are chaffing up from all the baggage humping. I swear by it. [Big Grin]

 -
 
Posted by addiew (Member # 2140) on August 21, 2003, 22:11:
 
I don't even want to know how you know about that stuff
 
Posted by hey-U (Member # 2128) on August 22, 2003, 00:43:
 
Cap'n: U funny bruv, entertainment value of that post is 100%... ROFL [Big Grin]

So - Scottish contingent - no excuses for non-stop luggage-humping then! He he udder butter indeed [Big Grin]
 
Posted by GMx (Member # 1523) on August 22, 2003, 06:44:
 
A few products made for animal use are also good for humans. There's a shampoo and conditioner for horses called Mane and Tail that a lot of people use. I've used it myself when I had long hair.
 
Posted by hey-U (Member # 2128) on August 22, 2003, 08:11:
 
Hippies, eh?
[Wink]
 
Posted by Cap'n Vic (Member # 1477) on August 22, 2003, 08:33:
 
quote:
Originally posted by addiew:
I don't even want to know how you know about that stuff

Maisie, god rest her soul, used that after some of the longer sessions she had with Spungo *sniff sniff*

Did they bury Maisie in Scotland? This would explain the journey to Scotland, and why poor spungo con just not get it together enough to make the trip. I'm clemping up [weep]

Say a prayer for her when you visit her grave.
 
Posted by GMx (Member # 1523) on August 22, 2003, 10:19:
 
Oh, and I forgot all about Bag Balm. [Smile]
 
Posted by hey-U (Member # 2128) on August 23, 2003, 00:09:
 
Good grief!
[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Allan (Member # 1717) on August 23, 2003, 04:38:
 
Friday,

Breakfast with Cheezi, then off to find Jess and her friend. A quick coffee and some people watching while Cheezi unintentionally attempted to cuddle up with a guy at the next table. Then it was time for the days first fringe event; 'partly it's about love, partly it's about massacre' A one woman monolgue, probably deserving it's own review.

A round of beers followed, and then a quick check to see if Maswan had arrived. Then off for the second event;
American singer/songwriter Dean Friedman's songs for grown-ups, I think because he's also doing songs for kids in the morning. One of the good things about the Edinburgh festival is that you go things that your friends want to see and come out having really enjoyed something that you wouldn't have otherwise went to.

I left everyone else for a bit and met them all again after dinner. We then headed off to the Pleasance for the 'Live Ghost Hunt' very funny and a bit scary...

What a day... I slept for about 10 hours last night.

Which brings us to this evenings GC supermeet 6 GC'ers together in real life. Is this the biggest ever?
 
Posted by hey-U (Member # 2128) on August 23, 2003, 06:12:
 
quote:
Allan: 6 GC'ers together in real life. Is this the biggest ever?
The world holds its breath and waits...

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Allan (Member # 1717) on August 23, 2003, 06:52:
 
quote:
Originally posted by hey-U:
quote:
Allan: 6 GC'ers together in real life. Is this the biggest ever?
The world holds its breath and waits...

[Big Grin]

...and anarchy smiles in the Royal Mile...
 
Posted by cheezi git (Member # 1598) on August 23, 2003, 16:49:
 
quote:
Originally posted by hey-U:
Hippies, eh?
[Wink]

animal lovers?
 
Posted by cheezi git (Member # 1598) on August 23, 2003, 17:15:
 
friday and it's stopped raining (called liquid sunshine here). allan cooks an amazing breakfast of smoked salmon omelette buns for breakfast. the cheez is impressed, and will store this away and pass it off as his own in the future.

off to see the cat and her boss annette. the cheez was determined to meet up with them, but allan had an evil plan. we passed a pub that had a free comedy show. the cheez was no way delaying meeting up with the others. no way. but allan whispered evil words. beer. beer. and beer. and the cheez had no defences left.

after an enjoable ad lib show we arrived at the b'n'b and then a very good show from dean friedman. nanette had waited 25 years to see dean friedman, and he was a bit like billy joel, but not as vesatile. we went back and guided maswan from the station. a 10 minute walk became a 2 hour hike. but we met up, and in keeping with the whole gc convention maswan is a splendid, toppity tip bloke.

allan came up trumps again with tickets to the live ghost hunt, a very funny show. physical comedy, with good jokes and great acting.

then home to bed.

just a quick note on edinburgh. it's the sort of place where you tuyrn a corner and there's someone balancing on a rope, another corner and there's a piper. turn another corner ( did i tell you how beautiful edinburgh is?) and there's a contortionist, or a busker.
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on August 23, 2003, 17:27:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Allan:
Which brings us to this evenings GC supermeet 6 GC'ers together in real life. Is this the biggest ever?

Heh, and I've only met individual GCers one at a time. Mmmm, I think I was perfectly happy to have a much smaller gathering not long ago - so, I think the smallest gathering ever can be quite nice [Wink] .
 
Posted by Jessycat (Member # 1171) on August 24, 2003, 12:13:
 

 
Posted by cheezi git (Member # 1598) on August 24, 2003, 12:15:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Cap'n Vic:

Say a prayer for her when you visit her grave. [/QB]

say a prayer? i dug her up!
 
Posted by cheezi git (Member # 1598) on August 24, 2003, 12:28:
 
i'd just like to mention the great things that people have done on this trip.

allan went to see a man about a dog, and slipped him 50 quid to put on a massive fireworks display for us. every night. can you believe the thoughtfullness of the guy?

maswan managed to have a chat with the man upstairs, because saturday was fantastic weather, sun, blue sky. apparently allan doesn't have any sway in that department, because he only deals in the darker side of life.

snupy of course supervised everything from afar, and littlefish entertained us all. hey-u shared his sense of the darker side of humour with us, spungo did his fair share of humping (luggage), and jess kept everyone's spirits up with her good humour and sunny disposition.

actually, i'm a bit worried, because no one i've met on this trip has been very geeky. i think it's maybe time to publicise the fact that geeks are cool, friendly, generous and SOCIABLE.
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on August 24, 2003, 12:54:
 
quote:
Originally posted by cheezi git:
actually, i'm a bit worried, because no one i've met on this trip has been very geeky. i think it's maybe time to publicise the fact that geeks are cool, friendly, generous and SOCIABLE.

Oh no! Surely you lie! Sociable geeks? What has this world come to?

:wq
 
Posted by Allan (Member # 1717) on August 24, 2003, 14:15:
 
Duran Duran: THE WILD BOYS
[October 1984] Single
7": 1984 UK (Parlophone; DURAN3)
7": 1984 US (Capitol; B-5417)

Victory, I believe, to Mr Cheez
 
Posted by hey-U (Member # 2128) on August 25, 2003, 07:52:
 
quote:
i'd just like to mention the great things that people have done on this trip.

...and let's not forget the uber-cheez hisself, Master of Ceremonies and 100% all-round good-guy, although he'll probably hate me for saying so...

Ladeez and gennelmun, a big hand for the GC UK Tour 2003; here's to a re-run any time you like!

[Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Cap'n Vic (Member # 1477) on August 25, 2003, 10:16:
 
So the girls are on the plane back?
 
Posted by Allan (Member # 1717) on August 25, 2003, 11:19:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Cap'n Vic:
So the girls are on the plane back?

No, they were off 'Nessie' spotting today. The Cheez had to return to London yesterday, and me to Germany. I think they travel back on Wednesday morning.
 
Posted by snupy (Member # 1211) on August 25, 2003, 18:47:
 
Posting from Scotland a few hours before our plane leaves now.
Saturday night was an absolute, blast! I got to meet maswan, Allan and littlefish finally. What a memorable but all too short experience. Allan is an unbelievably generous, funny and thoughtful man. maswan is quiet and sweet, and littlefish is sexy as hell. He kept trying to convince me he wasn't as innocent as he appears here, and sparks of devilish behaviour ALMOST had me convinced... We saw the first of the piercings after about an hour(you're SOO easy!)even tho I HAD asked almost immediately. 4 beers later, the last one was revealed to shouts of, "Leave the poor guy alone, snups". (Disappointingly, no dropping of the pants was involved)

In serious danger of being forced to dance to 80's music, I made my departure.

What I have to say here, is that each and every geek \i have met so far in the UK has been absolutely wonderful. I could not have imagined better, nicer, funnier or more genuine people [Happytears]
 
Posted by Snaggy (Member # 123) on August 25, 2003, 19:40:
 
 - [Happytears] [thumbsup]

That is so Super Ultra Cool, maybe next year they can visit North America.


*gasp* [Eek!]
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on August 25, 2003, 19:49:
 
Heh, that would be cool. North America is also much more accessible to me [Smile] . I'd be game for it, if I can take a date with me (and assuming she wanted to go) [Big Grin] .
 
Posted by cheezi git (Member # 1598) on August 25, 2003, 21:41:
 
actually, we've been thinking of a geeky new year in new york. anyone interested?
 
Posted by addiew (Member # 2140) on August 25, 2003, 22:20:
 
with enough advanced notice-- sure
 
Posted by Tyler Durden (Member # 1545) on August 26, 2003, 01:51:
 
I've never experienced a white new year...much less a geeky white new year...scary
 
Posted by hey-U (Member # 2128) on August 26, 2003, 02:04:
 
"geeky white" - sounds like a new paint colo(u)r... [Wink]
 
Posted by spungo (Member # 1089) on August 26, 2003, 02:46:
 
quote:
Originally posted by cheezi git:
actually, we've been thinking of a geeky new year in new york. anyone interested?

Grand idea, that. Anyone else got "Fairytale of New York" (by dem Pogues) playing in their head with just the mere thought of it? (... or would that just be me???)
 
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on August 26, 2003, 04:46:
 
The beaches are lovely here in Oz around xmas/new year. A beer and prawns xmas lunch on the beach beats snow, turkey and cranberry sauce any day !

Any takers?
 
Posted by hey-U (Member # 2128) on August 26, 2003, 05:50:
 
Famous: I have relatives in Oz who are always winding us up about how they spend Christmas morning chucking snowballs around up in the mountains before a BBQ lunch and the afternoon on the beach...

Meanwhile, in the UK it's the inevitable cold, dull, grey and boring day...

Now if I could only trust the lusers not to screw things up for a couple of weeks, quick bank job for the fare and wa-hey!
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on August 26, 2003, 08:08:
 
Ah, yes, grand old New York. Somehow I'm familiar with the place [Wink] . Now why is it that I don't always have the kindest words for the snow...and somehow I'm sure Jess shares my sentiments about it [Big Grin] . But sure, it would be great to have you folks over on this side of the pond for a little - bring a little more life to the place [Smile] .
 
Posted by spungo (Member # 1089) on August 26, 2003, 10:41:
 
quote:
Originally posted by cheezi git:
geeky new year in new york

Wot, CG - more AC/DC with the TTBs from GC in NYC?

I guess it's a case of be there and be square. [Wink]
 
Posted by Cap'n Vic (Member # 1477) on August 26, 2003, 10:52:
 
....and don't forget to RSVP ASAP and BYOB to GC 2004 in NYC....ROTFLMAO


* I so need to get a life*
 
Posted by Allan (Member # 1717) on August 26, 2003, 11:12:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Cap'n Vic:

* I so need to get a life*

have a word with Spungo, he's allegedly taken a few and might have one spare?
 
Posted by hey-U (Member # 2128) on August 26, 2003, 12:11:
 
quote:
Cap'n Vic: * I so need to get a life*
I still wouldn't know what to do with a life, even if I did get one...

And to be honest, I'm not entirely sure that I *do* want one - if this is *not* having a life, well, I really don't care, it's pretty damn lifelike to me... Geeks got geeks, OK, so who needs some other loser's idea of a fuggin life anyhoo?

Sorry, not sure what that was about or where it came from, just had to say it...

I'll get me coat...
 
Posted by snupy (Member # 1211) on August 26, 2003, 21:02:
 
check out some pics here

http://www.snupy.com/photo_album.0.html
 
Posted by addiew (Member # 2140) on August 26, 2003, 21:48:
 
looks like fun! I want to join in next time!!!
 
Posted by Aditu (Member # 2340) on August 27, 2003, 13:35:
 
Do people still go drinking on Rose Street during the festival?
 
Posted by cheezi git (Member # 1598) on August 27, 2003, 13:56:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Aditu:
Do people still go drinking on Rose Street during the festival?

and the rest! maswan and i had a stonking breakfast on rose street, black pudding, haggis, the works. and i can't believe how many pubs and restaurants there are in edinburgh
 
Posted by littlefish (Member # 966) on August 27, 2003, 16:06:
 
And let me assure you that it isn't just during the festival that people go drinking on rose street!
 
Posted by snupy (Member # 1211) on August 27, 2003, 16:24:
 
Drumroll, please...


 -
 
Posted by Cap'n Vic (Member # 1477) on August 27, 2003, 16:28:
 
Ok, so let me guess....left to right.

little fish, snup (where is your other hand), Jess' boss??, The old git (I am guessing), Jess, Alan, Maswan
 
Posted by snupy (Member # 1211) on August 27, 2003, 17:21:
 
It's none of your business where my other hand is.

Oh, and switch maswan and cheezi git and you'd be correct.
 
Posted by snupy (Member # 1211) on August 27, 2003, 17:35:
 
quote:
Originally posted by hey-U:
quote:
Cap'n Vic: * I so need to get a life*
I still wouldn't know what to do with a life, even if I did get one...

And to be honest, I'm not entirely sure that I *do* want one - if this is *not* having a life, well, I really don't care, it's pretty damn lifelike to me... Geeks got geeks, OK, so who needs some other loser's idea of a fuggin life anyhoo?

Sorry, not sure what that was about or where it came from, just had to say it...

I'll get me coat...

Just sit yourself back down, Mister. [Wink]
 
Posted by snupy (Member # 1211) on August 27, 2003, 17:53:
 
The journal wouldn't be complete without this:(the best song EVER about sex)


You Shook Me All Night Long-AC/DC

She was a fast machine
She kept her motor clean
She was the best damn woman I had ever seen [...that I, ever seen]
She had the sightless eyes
Telling me no lies [telling me my own line]
Knockin' me out with those American thighs
Taking more than her share
Had me fighting for air
She told me to come but I was already there

'Cause the walls start shaking
The earth was quaking
My mind was aching
And we were making it and you -

CHORUS:
Shook me all night long
Yeah you shook me all night long

Working double time
On the seduction line
She was one of a kind, she's just mine all mine
She wanted no applause [Taking no applause]
Just another course
Made a meal out of me and came back for more
Had to cool me down
To take another round
Now I'm back in the ring to take another swing

'Cause the walls were shaking
The earth was quaking
My mind was aching
And we were making it and you -

CHORUS

And knocked me out and then you
Shook me all night long
You had me shakin' and you
Shook me all night long
Yeah you shook me
Well you took me

You reall took me and you
Shook me all night long
Ooooh you
Shook me all night long
Yeah, yeah, you
Shook me all night long

Your really took me and you
Yeah you shook me, yeah you shook me
All night long


Oh, and a few disclaimers:

"They" will try to say I was the Yoko Ono of the Evil Disco Brothers, responsible for their untimely breakup-soo NOT true. I'm extremely hurt by this public character assassination.

I was complaining about not getting a blow dryer at cheezi's.


MISC.:

Also, someone from Ann Summers called. They wanted to ask if we knew anything about the theft of a sheep thong. I knew you were just way too eager to pose for that pic, cheezi.(What that guy wont do for a gag [Roll Eyes] )

Ask Jess about her travel-size vibrator.(Best line of the whole week, jess)

Second-best line: "I only agreed to have lunch with Hey-U 'coz I thought he was a woman".-Allan.
 
Posted by csk (Member # 1941) on August 27, 2003, 18:51:
 
So, snupy, can you bend your leg over the top of your head from a standing position? [Wink] (think AC/DC film clip)

Edit: Hey, is that really the best ever song about sex. Whatever happened to Guns n Roses "Pretty tied up" (do I hear an amen, Zorro?) [Big Grin] Or Motley Crue's "She Goes Down". Or Alice Cooper's "Feed my Frankenstein". What? Why's everyone looking at me like that? [Smile]
 
Posted by Snaggy (Member # 123) on August 27, 2003, 22:01:
 
WOW! great picture and what a great looking gaggle of geeks! One for the Geek Cultural history books!

[Happytears]
 
Posted by Jessycat (Member # 1171) on August 27, 2003, 22:22:
 
Well, here I am, back in good old NYC, USA, about to post my first solo entry to the UK Journal, with no other GCers looking over my shoulder. The truth may finally emerge! [Wink]
I do realize that my contribution to this thread has pretty much amounted to a gush-fest, and this installment will probably be no exception, but I'll try to keep the mush to a minimum...

The GC Meet Saturday night was a huge success. Maswan presided over the table in his After Y2K Abacus World Expo T-shirt (autographed by Nitrozac, natch.) Littlefish tried to continue in his role of "innocent schoolboy" (he's working on his Phd in chemistry, btw..go littlefish!) but it didn't take our Snupstress very long to uncover those piercings. [Eek!] All hands remained above the table though... pics forthcoming.
Allan and cheezi continued to wow me with their charm and hospitality, and even my friend Nanette was impressed (I think she had been a bit trepidatious about spending a drunken evening with a bunch of geeks she had never met before... I can't imagine why!) But I can report that she had a great time as well. Maybe she'll be joining us on GC soon?
Snups had to leave far too early for her train up north, and though we persisted valiantly in the absence of our spiritual leader, the party wasn't the same without her. All in all, though, an absolute blast!!! And I have discovered that there actually are some beers that I enjoy! Now I only need to find them here...

Anyway, cheezi and Allan met maswan, Nanette and me for coffee the next morning (at which time Allan awed us with his frightfully vast and detailed knowledge of this miraculous Bean.) Then we saw cheezi off at the train station, back to London. *sniff* Allan walked us back to Princes Street, then he was off, back to Germany. And then there were 3.

The Fringe Festival was really something... I saw some of the best performances of my life (Irish poet/comic Owen O'Neil and Jonny Berliner and his band were 2 standouts for me) and saw some really really really terrible theatre as well... (it couldn't all be perfect.) I think in all I probably saw 10-12 shows, not counting street performers!

On Monday morning Nanette, maswan and I went on a 13-hour bus tour of the Highlands. It was looooooong but very interesting and incredibly beautiful. Didn't see Nessie, but the tour guide made so many bad jokes about the monster that I might actually have strangled it if it had popped up! We got back to Edinburgh at about 9 pm, and we were off to The Pleasance (one of the Fringe venues... where Allan had taken us to see the Live Ghost Hunt) for more festivities! We just couldn't stop. We got tickets to see Irish comedian Jason Byrne, who immediately singled out maswan (who was wearing his GEGL - Genetically Engineered Goat, Large - t-shirt) and made him sit on a couch onstage with him for the whole show, where he made fun of maswan (and maswan gave it right back to him!!!)

After bidding farewell to maswan (till next time) and Nanette (till Thursday) my taxi picked me up at 4 am on Tuesday morning, and I finally was able to experience the joy of humping my own luggage down 6 flights of stairs. Thanks a lot guys... where were you then??? [Razz] Met snupy at the Edinburgh airport (just after I bought the gift-shop out of scotch flavored McCondoms - they're souvenirs, I swear!!!) for our 6:30 flight, where she told me that cheezi was coming to see us off before our connecting flight in London!!! We landed in London, sleep-walked through the airport, claimed our baggage, re-checked our baggage to Philadelphia, and made it through security before suddenly realizing "how the hell is cheezi going to meet us if we already went through security?!?!?" We freaked out. Cheezi was already on his way, and we really wanted to see him! So we got ahold of ourselves and quickly shifted into eyelash-batting mode. Snupy went off to sweet-talk someone at Information, who referred us to Immigration, telling us that there was a chance that they might let us re-enter the country. With our boarding time quickly approaching, we hauled ass to Immigration and batted some more eyelashes until an elderly man felt sorry for us and ushered us to the front of one of the lines, at which point we explained our sad story to a very nice woman who had a good laugh at our expense, but took pity on us stupid Americans and gave us immigration cards to fill out, stamped our passports, and Snupy and I were officially off on our 2nd visit to the UK! We made it to the Arrivals area just in time to meet cheezi for 20 minutes, say our tearful goodbyes, go through security (AGAIN) and board the plane.

I'll repeat what cheezi and Spungo have already mentioned: Christmas/New Years in NYC!!! All are welcome!!! I'll be hard-pressed to prove as good a host as cheezi and Allan, but maybe I can rope dman and Nanette into helping me represent the 'hood. [Cool]

Anyway, it's good to be back. But I'm sure not putting my suitcase in storage! I'll be using it again as soon as I can... [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Jessycat (Member # 1171) on August 27, 2003, 22:41:
 
Here are some pics of maswan onstage!!!
(sorry they're fuzzy... I didn't use a flash.)

 -

 -
 
Posted by Cap'n Vic (Member # 1477) on August 27, 2003, 22:53:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Jessycat:
Anyway, it's good to be back. But I'm sure not putting my suitcase in storage! I'll be using it again as soon as I can... [Big Grin]

Just make sure you give your luggage a through cleaning, you may also wankt to take it down to the free clinic so you can make sure it didn't pick up anything abroad. Gawd only knows who humped it, or who humped whoever humped it....
 
Posted by Jessycat (Member # 1171) on August 27, 2003, 23:00:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Cap'n Vic:
quote:
Originally posted by Jessycat:
Anyway, it's good to be back. But I'm sure not putting my suitcase in storage! I'll be using it again as soon as I can... [Big Grin]

Just make sure you give your luggage a through cleaning, you may also wankt to take it down to the free clinic so you can make sure it didn't pick up anything abroad. Gawd only knows who humped it, or who humped whoever humped it....
A good dousing with industrial-strength bleach should take care of that... and it'll be a lot easier to recognize in baggage claim. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by cheezi git (Member # 1598) on August 27, 2003, 23:18:
 
quote:
Originally posted by snupy:
It's none of your business where my other hand is.


that's the funny thing. you'd never know it from the photo, but littlefish is in fact a puppet. he needs to be manipulated, otherwise he just slumps on the floor. it can be really embarassing for him because sometimes he is left for hours in a heap on the floor before some kind soul gets him going again. luckily for us an iraqi carpet (bomb?) salesman was nice enough to do the right thing, and of course once he had arrived snupy dived straight in. so to speak. and thank goodness, because littlefish turned out to be a 24 carat diamond geezer (i'll mix my precious commodities if i want).
 
Posted by cheezi git (Member # 1598) on August 27, 2003, 23:23:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Snaggy:
WOW! great picture and what a great looking gaggle of geeks! One for the Geek Cultural history books!

[Happytears]

i'll let you all into a secret: we've made the whole think up. none of us was there at all. it's amazing what you can do with photoshop [Wink]
 
Posted by hey-U (Member # 2128) on August 27, 2003, 23:54:
 
quote:
The snupstress: Second-best line: "I only agreed to have lunch with Hey-U 'coz I thought he was a woman".-Allan.

Only in my spare time!
[Big Grin]

[Actually, for reasons I've never fathomed, most people seem to think I'm gay (I'm not) - so this is obviously high praise *and* a promotion from genetically- broken Y chromosome territory!]

[Big Grin]

Good to see you all safely back in your respective homes, btw.
 
Posted by littlefish (Member # 966) on August 28, 2003, 02:06:
 
quote:
quote:Originally posted by snupy:
It's none of your business where my other hand is.

that's the funny thing. you'd never know it from the photo, but littlefish is in fact a puppet. he needs to be manipulated, otherwise he just slumps on the floor.

It's not true, I just pretend to see if I can get a nice ladies hand in my trousers.

/aside- I didn't realise you saw Jason Byrne- I saw Jason Byrne too!
 
Posted by WinterSolstice (Member # 934) on August 28, 2003, 08:26:
 
Wow, that was super cool!

I need to see if I can swing getting JustJess and I out to NYC for a christmas/new years thing [Smile]

Probably not, since I am usually on-call then [Frown]

Oh, well. There is always IRC.
-WS
 
Posted by snupy (Member # 1211) on August 28, 2003, 10:50:
 
quote:
Originally posted by littlefish:
quote:
quote:Originally posted by snupy:
It's none of your business where my other hand is.

that's the funny thing. you'd never know it from the photo, but littlefish is in fact a puppet. he needs to be manipulated, otherwise he just slumps on the floor.

It's not true, I just pretend to see if I can get a nice ladies hand in my trousers.


Aww...he called me a nice lady. [blush]
 
Posted by hey-U (Member # 2128) on August 28, 2003, 23:19:
 
quote:
snupy: Aww...he called me a nice lady.
...he's probably just frightened of you...
[evil] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by snupy (Member # 1211) on August 29, 2003, 17:14:
 
[cry baby]
 
Posted by Xanthine (Member # 736) on August 30, 2003, 11:43:
 
quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
Heh, that would be cool. North America is also much more accessible to me [Smile] . I'd be game for it, if I can take a date with me (and assuming she wanted to go) [Big Grin] .

I think I could swing that...it would maje both you AND my sister happy. Of course, you could also come to Boulder, where it will be somewhat sunnier. [Smile]
 
Posted by hey-U (Member # 2128) on August 30, 2003, 12:25:
 
snupy: [cry baby]

Ohh! I'm sorry! That's right - that wasn't you, it was your identical twin sistah, the evil snupstrexxx...
[devil wand]

I forgot, you're a pussycat, aren't you?...
Aren't you?
[Eek!]

(hey-U climbs out of the hole he has just dug for himself and runs away)
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on August 30, 2003, 12:29:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
Heh, that would be cool. North America is also much more accessible to me [Smile] . I'd be game for it, if I can take a date with me (and assuming she wanted to go) [Big Grin] .

I think I could swing that...it would maje both you AND my sister happy. Of course, you could also come to Boulder, where it will be somewhat sunnier. [Smile]
Yeah, I'm leaning toward that right about now.
/me wishes he could be spending the longer weekend in Boulder rather than manning a temporary help desk.
 
Posted by hey-U (Member # 2128) on August 30, 2003, 12:35:
 
Boulder?
What, *this* place here:

http://www.ci.boulder.co.us/

Is it a kew-il place?
And is it a warm and sunny place to be at Christmas?
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on August 30, 2003, 12:53:
 
Well, I get the impression that it's a pretty warm place, and probably would never be like New York in the winter [Wink] . Either way, I'd probably still find it warm and sunny [hearts] .
 
Posted by littlefish (Member # 966) on August 30, 2003, 13:07:
 
quote:

quote:
snupy: Aww...he called me a nice lady.
...he's probably just frightened of you...

Not frightened, just in awe.

BTW, I checked out "shook me all night long" - it's OK, but I prefer closer by Nine Inch Nails as the best song for screwing to. Not really the best for making love to, but there you go...
 
Posted by Xanthine (Member # 736) on August 30, 2003, 13:38:
 
quote:
Originally posted by hey-U:
Boulder?
What, *this* place here:

http://www.ci.boulder.co.us/

Is it a kew-il place?
And is it a warm and sunny place to be at Christmas?

Yes, yes (unless you are extremely right wing, in which case you will probably develop a rash), and not sure (I've only spent one summer + 13 days here), but it's gotta be better than Crotchester, NY. They boast 300 sunny days/year here, they do have the lake effect, and because we are further south, we'll be getting more than 7 hours of daylight around Xmas [Smile] . The grad students say it gets cold, but not the bitter, freezing, breath-taking I-have-frozen-my-ass-to the-sidewalk kind of cold you'll find in the Northeast.
In all fairness, NY was great, I miss Rochester and the people I knew there, but the winters...I fled the winters.

It has been warm and sunny since I arrived, except for some afternoons when it storms and today when it's like Seattle in May. [Razz]
 
Posted by snupy (Member # 1211) on August 30, 2003, 21:05:
 
[QUOTE]Originally posted by littlefish:
[QUOTE]

Not frightened, just in awe.

Heh...and I was on my best behaviour, too... [Wink]


BTW, I checked out "shook me all night long" - it's OK, but I prefer closer by Nine Inch Nails as the best song for screwing to. Not really the best for making love to, but there you go...

I checked that one out, too-wow-not even subtle! Great song!
Nice to see a guy differentiate between screwing and making love(not that I expect less from a geek)-I think there's a time and place for both...and can be both with the same person, too, depending on the mood and horniness factor...
 
Posted by csk (Member # 1941) on August 31, 2003, 17:27:
 
Hehe, the only experience I've had with "Closer" is the Weird Al version in one of his polka medleys. I suspect the original is somewhat different [Big Grin]
 
Posted by snupy (Member # 1211) on August 31, 2003, 20:26:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
quote:
Originally posted by hey-U:
Boulder?
What, *this* place here:

http://www.ci.boulder.co.us/

Is it a kew-il place?
And is it a warm and sunny place to be at Christmas?

Yes, yes (unless you are extremely right wing, in which case you will probably develop a rash), and not sure (I've only spent one summer + 13 days here), but it's gotta be better than Crotchester, NY. They boast 300 sunny days/year here, they do have the lake effect, and because we are further south, we'll be getting more than 7 hours of daylight around Xmas [Smile] . The grad students say it gets cold, but not the bitter, freezing, breath-taking I-have-frozen-my-ass-to the-sidewalk kind of cold you'll find in the Northeast.
In all fairness, NY was great, I miss Rochester and the people I knew there, but the winters...I fled the winters.

It has been warm and sunny since I arrived, except for some afternoons when it storms and today when it's like Seattle in May. [Razz]

December in Colorado is great. I was never as cold when I lived there as when I was in Chicago, where, as we all know, it's cold. [Wink]

Sun shines there alot as well and makes it feel even warmer. Have you been down to the Boulder hippie mall yet, X? My favorite place.
 
Posted by Xanthine (Member # 736) on September 01, 2003, 19:31:
 
If you're talking about Pearl Street, hell yes. Saw some fire dancers. They were great.
 
Posted by greycat (Member # 945) on September 02, 2003, 06:24:
 
quote:
Originally posted by csk:
Hehe, the only experience I've had with "Closer" is the Weird Al version in one of his polka medleys. I suspect the original is somewhat different [Big Grin]

It's a bit slower, with more bass. And less accordion. [Wink]
 
Posted by snupy (Member # 1211) on September 06, 2003, 16:01:
 
I've added some of jess' photos to the UK album at www.snupy.com

ps-sorry, littlefish, you're just so photogenic!
 
Posted by uilleann (Member # 1297) on September 07, 2003, 03:19:
 
hm.... some of you might want to update your GC photo album pics...
 
Posted by littlefish (Member # 966) on September 07, 2003, 08:56:
 
Well I posted a new photo on my profile if you want to take that...
 
Posted by snupy (Member # 1211) on September 07, 2003, 09:19:
 
I think you should use the modeling pose. [Razz]
 
Posted by maswan (Member # 269) on September 07, 2003, 16:03:
 
Well, after getting back to Sweden, guess what the first can I saw in the cooler at a 7-11 (needed a snack for my night-walk through Stockholm to the airport)? IRN-BRU. :)

Btw, I had a great time over there and I can't wait till I get to see you next time.
 
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on September 07, 2003, 17:52:
 
quote:
Originally posted by maswan:
Well, after getting back to Sweden, guess what the first can I saw in the cooler at a 7-11 (needed a snack for my night-walk through Stockholm to the airport)? IRN-BRU. [Smile]

Btw, I had a great time over there and I can't wait till I get to see you next time.

I can beat that.
I found IRN BRU in a village shop in Patagonia, southern Argentina. Apparently, there were quite a few Scots settled there a century or so ago, and it's still a popular import.
 
Posted by uilleann (Member # 1297) on September 07, 2003, 23:58:
 
littlefish: Well I posted a new photo on my profile if you want to take that...
I'd take something that I can coerce into 200x150 first, preferably...

I could just nab the modelling picture, but the JPEG compression is too high in all those images on snupy’s gallery, leading to lots of unwanted artefacts. I'd like to start with the original, large JPEGs first, and re-reduce them and resave them (assuming that’s what happened to them).

With suitably large pics, it is sometimes even possible to crop it down to one person, although I have my doubts with snupy’s and Jess’s – just that I don’t recall much in the way of photos of single people. Though... there’s certainly one of cheezi (in the kitchen), and another of spungo, alone in the photo, now that I recall.
 


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