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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,03:09   

Where's everybody from? Post where you live and maybe when others are in town or realize they live near you, you'll make a new friend.

I live in the Carrboro / Chapel Hill area, for instance:

here

   
Alan Fox



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,03:36   

Are you sure it's a good idea to be so specific about your location?

Me, just over an hour's drive from Toulouse.

  
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,03:48   

Be as specific or vague as you feel like. I would advise the women to be more vague, on the general principle that women are more prone to being stalked. Myself, I don't feel any threat. I'm a 6'0, 220 lb male triathlete, with no ostentatious jewelry. I really doubt anything bad's going to happen to me as a result of this. But of course, your mileage may vary, and you shouldn't post any identifiers which make you uncomfortable. This thread's there if you think it is useful to you, if you have any concerns, by all means, don't participate. Nobody's going to think less of you.

Edited by stevestory on May 20 2008,04:48

   
PTET



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,03:56   

Born in Glasgow, lived lots of places, and now so central in London it would make your eyes water... As would the tiny size of my flat (or "apartment", for you colonials) ...

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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,05:05   

London.

Or rather, London-ish. Greater London-ish. Although getting to central London from where I live now is easier, cheaper and quicker than when I lived in London proper. Go figure.* The trains even run later so no night bus, yay! London nightbus journeys are an anthropological/sociological, hell even taxonomic, experiment every time. "Care in the Community"? Knackers. Care on the Nightbus/Northern line more like.

Echos PTET's statements about size (and exhorbitant cost) of flat.

I have no need for new friends but I am always pleased to make new friends. If you understand what I mean.

Caution: Meeting me does occasionally involve inadvisable drinking. Mainly on my part, but I like to encourage drinking in others. It's more sociable that way.

Louis

*When I was working in Kent (East UK) and my wife (then girlfriend) was working in the very west bit of the west country we worked out it was easier, cheaper and quicker to meet in Paris every two weeks than meet at one of our domiciles every week. (Think: standard UK trains vs Eurostar). We, sadly, worked this out towards the end of this period of long distance relationshipping.

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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,05:08   

Quote (Alan Fox @ May 20 2008,09:36)
Are you sure it's a good idea to be so specific about your location?

Me, just over an hour's drive from Toulouse.

Do you occasionally go to watch the rugby Alan?

If so, you might get visited. Now this can be done the easy way....*

Only kidding of course.

Louis

*By the way, you don't have a predilection for guns, large greasy dogs, oversize pickups, cheesy poofs and all women except Inuits do you? ;-)

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PTET



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,05:55   

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London nightbus journeys are an anthropological/sociological, hell even taxonomic, experiment every time.

They are shining example of either the fallen nature of man, or our primitive reptilian ancestry, according to your point of view...

You've also reminded me of the Glasgow night buses. More culturally homogenous, and more mental... But at least there's an outside chance of a sing-a-long. In general, strangers in London will not talk to you. Strangers in Glasgow talk to you all the time... It's just that they are often scarily nuts.

 
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When I was working in Kent (East UK) and my wife (then girlfriend) was working in the very west bit of the west country we worked out it was easier, cheaper and quicker to meet in Paris every two weeks than meet at one of our domiciles every week. (Think: standard UK trains vs Eurostar). We, sadly, worked this out towards the end of this period of long distance relationshipping.

Don't the French have a saying like "I thought of it on the stairs". It's always after the fact that you realise how good you almost had it...

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Amadan



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,06:38   

Quote (PTET @ May 20 2008,05:55)
Don't the French have a saying like "I thought of it on the stairs". It's always after the fact that you realise how good you almost had it...


French: L'espirit d'escalier.
German: Treppengeist
Homo eblanus: "Feck!"

Anyone visiting for rugby internationals, ethanol therapy, or the unique tribal events that are GAA matches please PM. Stalkers by arrangement only (there may be a queue).

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blipey



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,06:43   

I live at the Clarion Inn & Suites near you.  Or, perhaps, the Mazda 6 with Oregon New Jersey Arizona Missouri tags which is lost on a road near you.

Actually, when not on the road, I live in Kansas City, MO.

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Timothy McDougald



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,07:11   

I live in St. Louis...

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Assassinator



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,07:15   

I live in a little rotten village (where I'm surrounded by religious extremists, I live in the middle of our Bible Belt) called Waardenburg in the middle of Holland. I don't think nyone lives near me, and also that I'm the only Dutch person around here. I can't wait to move out of this place, and I already started thinking about migrating some day.

  
huwp



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,08:33   

<delurking>

Leafy South East London, but I work in central London near Covent Garden, which is not at all a bad place to work.

Would be very happy to meet any AtBCers for a drink, although I might be being good as I commute by large motorcycle.  Well, I'd look silly on a unicycle.

Huwp

<relurking>

  
Albatrossity2



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,08:40   

I suspect that most folks here know my location. I work here.

But I am always willing to meet up with AtBCers when I travel. In fact, I have plans to meet up with Louis (and see if his tales of drinking stamina/prowess live up to his boastings about same) when we go to Scotland later this summer. I promise to post pictures, if any of them are in focus...

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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,08:53   

Quote (Albatrossity2 @ May 20 2008,14:40)
I suspect that most folks here know my location. I work here.

But I am always willing to meet up with AtBCers when I travel. In fact, I have plans to meet up with Louis (and see if his tales of drinking stamina/prowess live up to his boastings about same) when we go to Scotland later this summer. I promise to post pictures, if any of them are in focus...

I never boast. If anything I understate! I have a.....{dunh dunh duhhhhhhhhhh} Past*. Believe me, it deserves the capital letter.

Sadly**, this means I shall never be able to hold political office. FAR too many very intoxicated skeletons.

Louis

*I am now a reformed character. Honest. Well almost reformed. Although anyone interested in working on a Present should meet me by the bar!

**Although whom this is sad for is perhaps a moot point since I have no wish to enter politics, and no one in their right mind would vote for me anyway. Mind you, that alone probably qualifies me for office since those people who want to be in politics are those people who should be excluded, and let's be honest most voters are not in their right mind. Hmmmmm. Worrying.

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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,09:00   

Chicago now, London before.

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lkeithlu



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,09:13   

Rural Middle Tennessee
I feel so alone... :(

  
J-Dog



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,09:15   

I now live in a western suburb of Chicago, but was born and raised inToledo, OH.

In a previous Have lived in Beverly, MA (North of Boston), Milwaukee WI, & Fort Wayne IN.

It was fun to meet up with Richard, Kristine and the Enigmatic  Nomad last summer, and visit with Prof Steve-Steve and his new friend Dr. Darwin.  Trashing Richard's favorite bar later was just icing on the cake.

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Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,09:38   

Quote (lkeithlu @ May 20 2008,07:13)
Rural Middle Tennessee
I feel so alone... :(

Actually Erasmus is not far from you.

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

(Oh, San Francisco Bay Area in California, BTW. Actually grew up here. But then again, I think Robert O'Brien did too, so whaddaya gonna do?)

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nuytsia



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,10:09   

Quote (lkeithlu @ May 20 2008,01:13)
Rural Middle Tennessee
I feel so alone... :(

It could be worse, you could be living in Tasmania.

Think I might be the most isolated lurker here.
I wait to be proven wrong. ;)

   
J-Dog



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,10:26   

Quote (Assassinator @ May 20 2008,07:15)
I live in a little rotten village (where I'm surrounded by religious extremists, I live in the middle of our Bible Belt) called Waardenburg in the middle of Holland. I don't think nyone lives near me, and also that I'm the only Dutch person around here. I can't wait to move out of this place, and I already started thinking about migrating some day.

Hey don't feel bad - Here!  I "just won the Holland Lottery" Gee I am so excited - I just got this email .  It's amazing that I could win, when I didn't enter, so maybe you can go kick a little scamming Hollander buttocks for me!  Oh.  And have an Amstel Light!

Here's the email I got for your enjoyment -

Holland E-Lottery
Government Accredited Licensed Promoters, Venderloop 1902 AB, Amsterdam The Netherlands.

Dear Sir/Madam,

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The draw was done electronically with several email addresses provided to this office by Microsoft to enhance the utilization of the internet.

To claim your prize,you are to contact the claims department through your assigned claims agent with your refrence number and the listed details

(1)Full Name:

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(3) Country of Residence:

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(9) Refrence Number/Ratch Number)

Person: Peter Smith
E-mail: petersmithnl010@aol.co.uk

Yours Truly
Peter Smith
(Online Coordinator)
Direct Email: petersmithnl010@aol.co.uk

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Come on Tough Guy, do the little dance of ID impotence you do so well. - Louis to Joe G 2/10

Gullibility is not a virtue - Quidam on Dembski's belief in the Bible Code Faith Healers & ID 7/08

UD is an Unnatural Douchemagnet. - richardthughes 7/11

  
jeffox



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,10:49   

Hello e1!  Nice idea for a post.  Myself, I currently reside in cheeseheadland, a.k.a. Wisconsin.  Oak Lair (not it's real name) to be precise.  I'm originally from Minnesota, but I've lived all over the USA and been overseas to England, Scotland, Wales, and Holland.  

I have a very nice tavern that I frequent, about a block away.  Wisconsin is known for its beer(s).

I thought London was a lot of fun when I was there.  I went to the Tower and also went on Rumbelow's Jack the Ripper walk on the east end.  I stayed in the Belgravia area, near Vic Station.

I'm a castle nut and I visited more than 2 dozen of them in the month I was overseas.  

Anyways, again, fun post & good subject.

  
Lou FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,10:50   

Quote (PTET @ May 20 2008,04:56)
Born in Glasgow, lived lots of places, and now so central in London it would make your eyes water... As would the tiny size of my flat (or "apartment", for you colonials)  ...

My wife and kids and I had really lovely sketches of each of us done in Leicester Square two summers ago.  



The artist was even kind enough to shave a few years off my wife and me.

We also did a meet up with some of the guys from Science, Just Science at the Moon Under Water and grabbed some grub with them next door.

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I'm just outside Jacksonville, NC.

Steve, I'd catch up with you and Wesley tonight, but I just spent four hours on my feet proctoring for the End Of Grade exams at the middle school.  It's the most I've been on my feet continuously since I wrecked my neck, and I'm just not up to traveling today.

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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,10:55   

Quote (Lou FCD @ May 20 2008,16:50)
[SNIP]

We also did a meet up with some of the guys from Science, Just Science at the Moon Under Water and grabbed some grub with them next door.

[SNIP]

I didn't know you knew that bunch of reprobates! Good lads, every one of 'em.

Louis

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Lou FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,11:04   

Quote (Louis @ May 20 2008,11:55)
Quote (Lou FCD @ May 20 2008,16:50)
[SNIP]

We also did a meet up with some of the guys from Science, Just Science at the Moon Under Water and grabbed some grub with them next door.

[SNIP]

I didn't know you knew that bunch of reprobates! Good lads, every one of 'em.

Louis

I was there before I was here, actually.

I haven't touched base with them in quite a while, but Kyu and my boy hit it off rather well.

Good lads indeed.

ETA:  Looks like they've moved again.  They're blogging on WordPress now.

Edited by Lou FCD on May 20 2008,12:06

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Linky“. ~ Steve Story, Legend

   
Alan Fox



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,11:42   

Quote (Louis @ May 20 2008,00:08)
 
Quote (Alan Fox @ May 20 2008,09:36)
Are you sure it's a good idea to be so specific about your location?

Me, just over an hour's drive from Toulouse.

Do you occasionally go to watch the rugby Alan?

If so, you might get visited. Now this can be done the easy way....*

Only kidding of course.

Louis

*By the way, you don't have a predilection for guns, large greasy dogs, oversize pickups, cheesy poofs and all women except Inuits do you? ;-)

Confession time, I am not trs  sportif. I did manage to take in a couple of world cup matches. There is a strong tradition of rugby treize here, and my neighbour's nephew plays for Catalan Dragons, so I have been dragged to a couple of matches.

You'd have to come when my wife is away, she is a bit anti internet dating.

No to guns, dogs, pickups and cheesy poofs. What's wrong with Inuit women?

  
Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,12:02   

Quote (Alan Fox @ May 20 2008,17:42)
Quote (Louis @ May 20 2008,00:08)
Quote (Alan Fox @ May 20 2008,09:36)
Are you sure it's a good idea to be so specific about your location?

Me, just over an hour's drive from Toulouse.

Do you occasionally go to watch the rugby Alan?

If so, you might get visited. Now this can be done the easy way....*

Only kidding of course.

Louis

*By the way, you don't have a predilection for guns, large greasy dogs, oversize pickups, cheesy poofs and all women except Inuits do you? ;-)

Confession time, I am not trs sportif. I did manage to take in a couple of world cup matches. There is a strong tradition of rugby treize here, and my neighbour's nephew plays for Catalan Dragons, so I have been dragged to a couple of matches.

You'd have to come when my wife is away, she is a bit anti internet dating.

No to guns, dogs, pickups and cheesy poofs. What's wrong with Inuit women?

The "guns dogs etc" was a reference to our friend Monsieur David "Tard" Scott Springer of UD fame and the fun Blipey has had with trying to pay the chap a visit. For the record, there's nothing wrong with Inuit women, it was yet another DaveTard reference.

Not being tres sportif is not a problem, if I am ever in the south of the world's greatest nation (that would be France of course) I shall look you up...via PM of course.

Internet dating? You have an ENTIRELY erroneous opinion of what I was suggesting!

Louis

P.S. Rugby a treize? Blighters, bounders, cads, and possibly foreigners the lot of them. A gentleman should have no such truck with such tomfoolery! Harrumph.

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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,12:05   

Quote (Lou FCD @ May 20 2008,17:04)
I was there before I was here, actually.

I haven't touched base with them in quite a while, but Kyu and my boy hit it off rather well.

Good lads indeed.

ETA: Looks like they've moved again. They're blogging on WordPress now.

Well I never. There before you were here eh? Hmmmm.

Kyuu is a good lad indeed. A fine man with a pint in his hand and not at all averse to minor piss-taking. Always gets his round in. No greater compliment can be paid.

Louis

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Alan Fox



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,12:11   

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The "guns dogs etc" was a reference to our friend Monsieur David "Tard" Scott Springer of UD fame and the fun Blipey has had with trying to pay the chap a visit. For the record, there's nothing wrong with Inuit women, it was yet another DaveTard reference.


Sorry, Louis. Sometimes my typing is too deadpan. I was doing my High court judge "who are the beatles?" impression.

  
Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,12:28   

Quote (Alan Fox @ May 20 2008,18:11)
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The "guns dogs etc" was a reference to our friend Monsieur David "Tard" Scott Springer of UD fame and the fun Blipey has had with trying to pay the chap a visit. For the record, there's nothing wrong with Inuit women, it was yet another DaveTard reference.


Sorry, Louis. Sometimes my typing is too deadpan. I was doing my High court judge "who are the beatles?" impression.

Oh very gooooood, very gooood. You got me!

Louis

P.S. Erm, who ARE the Beatles?

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Bob O'H



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,13:30   

Well, I'm in Helsinki, home of the Moon Language.  At least I am as long as I can con them into paying me a wage.  Feel free to drop by.

I'll be in London at the end of August for a science blogging meetingpiss-up.  I'll also be in Scotland this summer, but not at the same time as Albatrossity (I have my agents).

Alan, I should apologise for poor Louis.  He's a southerner, so prefers the poncy version of the game, where the players spend half their time either standing around waiting for someone to do something, or piled up in a heap, waiting for same.  At least in League they have to trot up and down, keeping warm.

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