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  • Lilith __,

    <Auckland envy>

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3410 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Lilith __,

    <Auckland envy>

    <Christchurch guilt>

    I have solemnly promised to get down to Christchurch -- the February quake pre-empted what was to have been the first Christchurch Great Blend last year -- but we kind of have to wait until it works for the sponsor.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18509 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart, in reply to Lilith __,

    Lilith__: we're so desperate for entertainment I'm working on organising Chch drinks for, and I can hardly believe I'm saying this, absolutely no reason at all. The keen should let me know and I'll start trying to work out the logistics.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4327 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Russell Brown,

    the February quake pre-empted what was to have been the first Christchurch Great Blend last year

    Yeah, I know. Yet another reason earthquakes suck!

    Emma: I'm totally keen on get-togethers, gratuitous or otherwise. :-)

    ETA: Emma: don't tell me you're tied up.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3410 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart, in reply to Lilith __,

    ETA: Emma: don't tell me you're tied up.

    Alright, I won't.

    Actually... this is not a good month for me to be trying to do this, what with packing up my whole house and moving into temporary accommodation while we have repairs done. But. We really need it.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4327 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Emma Hart,

    Actually… this is not a good month for me to be trying to do this, what with packing up my whole house and moving into temporary accommodation while we have repairs done. But. We really need it.

    So, you are tied up, and not in a fun way. Good luck with the packing. Do you have to be out of your house long?

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3410 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Emma Hart,

    If another one happens in v.early September (I’ve a reading at the Press R&W fest.
    on the ?2nd (I think)) – I’d be a Starter. Would Bring Heartland Chips…

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart, in reply to Islander,

    Heh, I have to be in Auckland on the 6th, Serving at Russell's Pleasure, but I'm sure we could swing something.

    Lilith: two to three weeks, they reckon. Co-ordinating everything between our insurance company, Fletcher's, the contractors actually doing the work, our accommodation and our cattery... is driving me pretty bugshit.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4327 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Islander,

    Would Bring Heartland Chips…

    I think we have to have you along somehow, Islander!

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3410 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Emma Hart,

    Emma, you have my sympathies.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3410 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Lilith __,

    Will be returning from Otago later in the month....?

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Islander,

    Will be returning from Otago later in the month….?

    Wait, which month? This one, or September? :-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3410 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Lilith __,

    September (well-kept secret: the first 4 weeks of 'baiting in Big O are generally ratshit....)
    I'll be over in Otago at the end of this month, but since I detour through SH 72, dont normally return via CHCH (saves about 3 hours travel time.)

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • richard,

    If you can't go the Great Blend, you CAN go to this:

    http://www.physics.auckland.ac.nz/uoa/home/events/template/event_item.jsp?cid=495704

    A public lecture on the LHC and the recent discovery there from Mark Kruse, a member of the ATLAS collaboration...

    (Sorry for posting to two threads :-)

    Not looking for New Engla… • Since Nov 2006 • 256 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson, in reply to richard,

    Oh fuck, they clash (my first for the semester :-). How long is the lecture likely to be?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8305 posts Report Reply

  • richard, in reply to BenWilson,

    Ben -- around an hour.

    Not looking for New Engla… • Since Nov 2006 • 256 posts Report Reply

  • DeepRed,

    Work commitments mean I couldn't get up to Auckland in the first place. There's been previous talk of more informal PAS gatherings, maybe those are still a goer?

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 4058 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to richard,

    If you can’t go the Great Blend, you CAN go to this:

    Opportunist!

    But, damn, what a clash.

    Ben, if you did go to the lecture you'd still get down the the Civic in time for the Cut Collective show.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18509 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    Okay, Chch PASers, we have a date for Stress Relief Drinkies: the 21st of July. Not only is this not a weekend I'm moving, and not a weekend my partner is having a birthday, but the Lovely Lucy is going to be in town! Venue and time TBA, what with the now permanent difficulty of getting around post-quake Chch.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4327 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Russell Brown,

    if you did go to the lecture you'd still get down the the Civic in time for the Cut Collective show

    Funnily enough, InternetNZ's AGM is being promoted with the same logic.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16272 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Emma Hart,

    Stress Relief Drinkies: the 21st of July

    Awesome. If we can't have a Great Blend, perhaps we can have a Quite Good one. :-)

    I note the tsunami siren's going to be tested at 11am the next day. Something to bear in mind.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3410 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Ben, if you did go to the lecture you'd still get down the the Civic in time for the Cut Collective show.

    I'll be doing that. I will be able to report exactly how fast a motivated man can ride his bike from Owen Glenn to the Civic, with MyTracks to prove it. My guess at this point, sub 5 minutes. Gravity is on my side, and a massive spinless particle like me has a lot of energy for a short time. Of course at this point it's only theory, but I'm quietly confident. I'm afraid I can't control the font on MyTracks though, so only serious cyclists will be allowed to look at it.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8305 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to BenWilson,

    I will be able to report exactly how fast a motivated man can ride his bike from Owen Glenn to the Civic, with MyTracks to prove it.

    Just don't collide with any other high-speed particles ;-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3410 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    If anyone wants to have some dinner beforehand, just let me know. My email icon is up there.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3121 posts Report Reply

  • Damian Christie,

    And finally: we will again be serving delicious Hallertau brews from the keg, but we're not in a position to provide food

    IANAL (Well IAS-OAL... IUTBAL) but... ?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1127 posts Report Reply

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