Bristol Meet-Up Final Details

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Postby mickey_one » Tue Jan 10, 2006 5:14 pm

no-one spoke to me all evening.
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Postby lizzytysh » Tue Jan 10, 2006 5:17 pm

Imagine.
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Postby Byron » Tue Jan 10, 2006 5:54 pm

<-------------he !! has the video. Enormous amounts of honey is the asking price to destroy the visual evidence contained within the pixels in his possession.
"Bipolar is a roller-coaster ride without a seat belt. One day you're flying with the fireworks; for the next month you're being scraped off the trolley" I said that.
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Postby Byron » Tue Jan 10, 2006 8:47 pm

A weekend away in Bristol was truly enjoyable. We got lost because the route planner did not have an up to date situation to cover all of the building and roadworks being done in the city centre. We had to phone our lovely hosts to come and guide us to their warm, cosy and welcoming home. A lot of work, time, effort and thought, had been done, to make the weekend special. Those of you who have arranged similar events will be well aware of the swan syndrome. If you don't know what I'm talking about, you ain't been to hospitalityville.

We met Katie-Kitten and she was the icing on the weekend's cake for me. If her mum is reading this, I will remember Katie long after everything else has slowly faded into my ageing grey cells.

A Cohenistas Meeting in the back room of an old English Pub. The only things missing were sufficient heat and Leonard. There was enough food to shame Arab hospitality. Old fashioned social entertainments provided by members of the group with guitars and voices, took me back to my days in a folk and country dance band. Lee was the anchor for our evening of songs and Pete was the specialist in the Cohenstyle.


It was good to eventually meet friends from cyberspace and I was not disappointed by such lovely people. They cheered me up. 'Thank you,' seems inadequate.
Nuff said!
"Bipolar is a roller-coaster ride without a seat belt. One day you're flying with the fireworks; for the next month you're being scraped off the trolley" I said that.
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Postby Andrew (Darby) » Wed Jan 11, 2006 3:39 am

Congratulations Ali, Diane and everyone else involved in your Bristol gathering! It sounds like a good time was had by all - it was great to read about it and see those photos as well. :D

Given Partisan's comments about Pete's performance, I'm really pleased that he has committed himself to the Berlin Open Mic session! Likewise, I'm looking forward to Lee's performance there as well. 8)

Cheers :)
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I only sing the tunes
The sadness of the seasons
The madness of the moons'
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Postby Diane » Thu Jan 12, 2006 12:18 am

Dear Lizzy,
Oh, that's funny, Diane. I have the same factual-information peculiarity. I'm great with the concept part and can fit what's said within that, without a problem, but please don't ask me the details . I took them in with understanding, but once they all congealed, in regard to the concept, their job was done, and they disappeared ... took a hike or a ride on a mountain bike
I know just what you mean. I can remember things for a day or so, then it all just disappears, just like I'd never known it in the first place. But, like you, I can talk concepts until the cows come home.
Oh, yes, I got that confessional email regarding the 'silly walk' ~ but far be it from me to reveal what turned out to be a glaring omission in reality . Confession is good for the soul, and I'm sure you feel much better now, bringing it here yourself, right ?
Yes, Lizzy, I can now sleep at night, knowing that I have done the right thing. Except, there is one more confession, that you are aware of, that I am not quite ready to make public yet :shock: :wink: .
Uhm... d'ya think we oughta reveal our intent in German? Or, perhaps, find a lost language in which to speak it? The officers will be round soon enough, as it is
Oh, I dunno, I think we should speak as much German as we can whilst we are there. I don't think tree-hugging can be a crime? Anyways, there seem to be plenty of lawyers around here who can surely get us off. Or, if all else fails, we'll do a Thelma and Louise, nick a nice BMW and make a run for it. We won't hold up gas stations with guns though, we'll have to think of safer weapons. Cocktail sticks?

Love,

Diane :D :wink:
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Postby lizzytysh » Thu Jan 12, 2006 12:34 am

I know just what you mean. I can remember things for a day or so, then it all just disappears, just like I'd never known it in the first place. But, like you, I can talk concepts until the cows come home.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: ~ Oh, dear ~ I relate entirely too much :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: !!!

Yes, Lizzy, I can now sleep at night, knowing that I have done the right thing.
:lol: Yes :lol: ~ Life is comprised of these decisions, one right after the other :lol: . Far be it from me ~ again :shock: ~ to proceed with the second one :lol: .
Oh, I dunno, I think we should speak as much German as we can whilst we are there. I don't think tree-hugging can be a crime?
Yes ~ you're right, you really are. German it is. This is way too late to start trying to scrounge up a lost language, unless we want to speak Pig-Latin, at least on our possible escape. The measure of tree-hugging as a crime may depend on how hard we hug... ". . . but judge, we did not bruise the bark, or make any to disengage or fall." Since I will not have enough money with me to meet bail, however, I guess we may want to do so tenderly. If all else fails, perhaps, Hans will be there :idea: .

Yes ~ cocktail sticks, it is. We can pick us up a supply when we arrive. Then, we won't need to make any stops on our way out of town. Oh... Diane ~ this is promising to be SO exciting :D !!

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Lizzy :D
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Postby Diane » Thu Jan 12, 2006 2:18 am

~ Oh, dear ~ I relate entirely too much
Blimey, Lizzy, a lot of laughing icons accompany that phrase. If we are too much alike, heaven knows what may happen :shock: .
Yes ~ cocktail sticks, it is. We can pick us up a supply when we arrive. Then, we won't need to make any stops on our way out of town. Oh... Diane ~ this is promising to be SO exciting !!
I always wanted to go on the run, and be able to say, in a strong midwest american accent, lines from the film like:

"I want to put some distance between us and the scene of our last goddamn criiiime."

"You've always been crazy, this is just the first chance you've had to express yourself."

" I tooold her to slow down, Officer."


:D 8)
The measure of tree-hugging as a crime may depend on how hard we hug......If all else fails, perhaps, Hans will be there.
I think Hans will try to keep his distance from all this, if he is a sensible person. If not, then, well, yes, he could be very useful :D.

Andrew said:
Given Partisan's comments about Pete's performance, I'm really pleased that he has committed himself to the Berlin Open Mic session! Likewise, I'm looking forward to Lee's performance there as well.
Great to know they are both confirmed as performers, Andrew 8) 8) 8) .

Byron said:
such lovely people
but also says the highlight of his weekend was meeting a snake. Nuff said :wink: .

Byron, could you ask Albert whether anyone should be nervous about the content of his video :shock: .

Love,

Diane
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Postby lizzytysh » Thu Jan 12, 2006 2:29 am

Yes, too much laughing, indeed :lol: :shock: ~ oh oh.
Byron said: Quote:
such lovely people


but also says the highlight of his weekend was meeting a snake. Nuff said :wink: .
:lol: Sometimes they just can't help but catch themselves up, can they :wink: ?

Oh-oh ~ never saw the film [though heard plenty about it] ~ are those quotes from it? Should I rent it before August, so I can be sure to get my lines right? Or, will we just be winging it?

Hans. Poor Hans.


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Lizzy :lol:
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Postby Diane » Thu Jan 12, 2006 2:35 am

Oh-oh ~ never saw the film [though heard plenty about it] ~ are those quotes from it? Should I rent it before August, so I can be sure to get my lines right? Or, will we just be winging it?
Yes, you most definitely should rent it before August. Please do.

Diane :D :lol: :wink:
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Postby lizzytysh » Thu Jan 12, 2006 5:37 pm

I think I will do that, then, Diane :lol: .

In the meantime, I think we may be well advised to find out the amount of Hans's retainer fee. Better that he be ready to go than our trying to hunt and find him in the midst of our self-imposed peril :wink: .

< * oh, dear ~ one more expense for Berlin * >

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Lizzy :D
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Postby Byron » Fri Jan 13, 2006 8:12 pm

Hey, Katie-Kitten is a person too you know!!!!! She was left all on her own while the rest of us buggered off to go and drink, sing, laugh, eat, drink, laugh, drink, urinate, sing and get bloody frostbite. Being ignored like that could cause her irepera....irriper....lasting damage. I felt honour bound to do my best to raise the poor girl's spirits, especially at her time of sheddicating.
As for Albert, I don't know what's in the video, but he's talking about being able to hold a cheese and honey party and inviting several hundred friends!!!!! if he can get the 'asking price.' Whatever that means.
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Postby lizzytysh » Fri Jan 13, 2006 8:29 pm

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Postby lizzytysh » Fri Jan 13, 2006 8:33 pm

Dear Diane ~

Good News!

I heard on NPR, yesterday, that the Japanese believe that a person adds 7 days to their life every time they try a new food.

Are you prepared for our Berlin, culinary-exploration, longevity quest :D ?



< * I wonder what the Japanese believe about trying new drinks * >


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Lizzy

< * just trying to live longer * >
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Postby Diane » Sat Jan 14, 2006 1:53 pm

Byron, I quite often prefer to spend time alone or with unusual animals, so you don't need to explain: I understand perfectly 8) . Ali tells me K-K is now all shed, and is all shiney and new. Bless.

Lizzy, don't worry about the expenses for Berlin. Once we have turned to a life of crime, this will not be a concern.
I heard on NPR, yesterday, that the Japanese believe that a person adds 7 days to their life every time they try a new food.

Are you prepared for our Berlin, culinary-exploration, longevity quest ?
The last time I was in Germany, about 20 years ago, I didn't eat much other than omelettes (I am a vegggie as you know). I do like omelettes, but not everyday. I look forward to trying new, vegetarian, German food. Or perhaps I will just have to sit in the hotel room, eating tins of saurkraut (sorry I am probably spelling that wrong) from the supermarket. I have never had saurkraut, so that will be another 7 days at least added on to my life.

I am glad that you will be learning your lines from Thelma and Louise.

< * If we achieve notoriety we can live forever * >

Love,

Diane :D

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