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  • Russell Brown,

    Will skip the subesequent festivities, I suspect. Past my bedtime.

    8pm? What is it with journalists these days?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22749 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    I shall be there, probably the only one in double breasted pinstripes, with my Presbyterian reserve and my silent thoughts of 'I think that goes a bit far.'

    Awesome. I was raised Presbyterian. I think I'm still allowed on the Reserve.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4650 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    I’ll be in Auckland for some days after this for further shenanigans, but that’s a secret until it isn’t.

    I think I just let that out on Twitter.

    Friday December 4: Orcon Great Blend Christmas Party, with another Nat Torkington-curated Ignite session and all kinds of awesomeness throughout the evening.

    (I'll keep the entertainment lineup secret for the moment, but I think you'll be impressed.)

    Mark that bad boy in your calendar too.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22749 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    Nor are we ignoring you like we are Hamilton and Dunedin and all those other towns.

    On behalf of the ignored, "city" please!

    So, it looks like another trip up SH1!!

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2537 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    It's the male version of retail Platonic idealism. You don't even come away with a torturous but flattering pair of shoes at the end of it.

    Reminds me of this.

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Hosking,

    I just thought the blokes in that ad seemed very Platonic, but not in the way usually associated with beer ads.

    South Roseneath • Since Nov 2006 • 830 posts Report Reply

  • Dave Patrick,

    Indeed - a real bloke would sort of glance out the corner of his eye, go "Nice", and carry on drinking. Getting that excited about Heineken is a little disturbing - be all right if it was a beer worth drinking.

    Rangiora, Te Wai Pounamu • Since Nov 2006 • 261 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Hosking,

    be all right if it was a beer worth drinking.

    I'll drink to that.

    Unfortunately - and be warned, those attending the Wellington launch - in the past Parliamentary functions have had two types of beer: Heineken and one other I can never remember.

    Now, about a month back a new firm got the catering contract. Don't know if that will change the beer but I hope so.

    Thus far the main change in the lunch bar has been the arrival of vegetarian pies.

    I can never see the point of vegetarian pies. It's a bit like decaffeinated coffee.

    South Roseneath • Since Nov 2006 • 830 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Hosking,

    8pm? What is it with journalists these days?

    Heh. Well, in my defence, always been more of a morning person.

    And, specifically, the next day I am driving nine hours with an autistic six year old in the back seat. So I shall need a full night's restful shut-eye.

    South Roseneath • Since Nov 2006 • 830 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    I can never see the point of vegetarian pies. It's a bit like decaffeinated coffee.

    Or sugar-free barley sugar?

    What's on Media 7 this week, Russell?

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2537 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    I can never see the point of vegetarian pies. It's a bit like decaffeinated coffee.

    Not at all.
    Imagine the puff pastry with mushroom, spinach sauteed in garlic and marinated feta with a hint of sundried tomatoes pie, all washed down with a good kiwi Epic Pale Ale. To finish with a nice Cuban cigar and a Laphroaig (just learnt to say that last night). mmmmm

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    be all right if it was a beer worth drinking

    Heineken, pink shoes, the whole thing makes no sense to me.

    I like Sofie's dinner plans, though I might skip the pie.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4650 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    Happiness! Justine is now leaving on the Saturday and I can partake. Partake! Whoohoo!

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    plans, though I might skip the pie.

    But pie is what you make which means anything, and veges have their good place. :) The rest definitely is worth. Gotta stay in shape.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Dave Patrick,

    Imagine the puff pastry with mushroom, spinach sauteed in garlic and marinated feta with a hint of sundried tomatoes pie, all washed down with a good kiwi Epic Pale Ale.

    No offence intended, but that would be just brilliant with a bit of dead animal in it as well.

    Rangiora, Te Wai Pounamu • Since Nov 2006 • 261 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    dead animal in it as well.

    None took, each to the own. I could do creamy garlic leeks with smoked fish and roasted carrots wrapped in a puff pastry. wash that down with Old Speckled Hen. then the single malt and a smoke :)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Dave Patrick,

    I'll pass on the smoke if I can have an extra Laphroaig instead :)

    Rangiora, Te Wai Pounamu • Since Nov 2006 • 261 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Hosking,

    beer: Heineken and one other I can never remember.

    Remembered it now: Amstel. Name sounds like a 1980s computer. Tastes like nothing at all.

    Its the boutique beer you have when you're not having a boutique beer.

    South Roseneath • Since Nov 2006 • 830 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    I'll pass on the smoke if I can have an extra Laphroaig instead :)

    Y'know I'm thinking of getting some land in Scotland. Just a small plot, but one all the same :)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • JackElder,

    Just realised: does this make Emma one of the Ladies Who Launch?

    Wellington • Since Mar 2008 • 708 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    Imagine the puff pastry with mushroom, spinach sauteed in garlic and marinated feta with a hint of sundried tomatoes pie

    Yum.

    all washed down with a good kiwi Epic Pale Ale.

    Ew.

    To finish with a nice Cuban cigar

    Yum.

    and a Laphroaig

    Ew.

    So in summary, at the Great Blend Xmas party thingy, there will be a group of us outside with cigars. Some will have whiskey. Some will have rum. Only those who smoke cigars and drink whiskey/rum need apply.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3136 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    Just realised: does this make Emma one of the Ladies Who Launch?

    That depends. Can David be one too?

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4650 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    Ew.

    Jackie, I have just been experiencing the smoky earthy flavour of Laphroaig these last few nights. It's definitely doable and as a 'friend' I can get a numbered plot! Is there a catch, I do not know yet, but this is a drink worthy of recognition and I don't need much ! :)
    I'd like to say it's RB influence or I wont, but what I am learning is there are soo many levels to a single malt. So far so good.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen,

    Friday December 4: Orcon Great Blend Christmas Party, with another Nat Torkington-curated Ignite session and all kinds of awesomeness throughout the evening.

    RSVPing NOW!!!!!!

    And definitely keen on the book release, I really want Dr Hay to sign a copy of his book.

    I'd get Emma to sign her book for me too but I'm too scared of her to ask.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 4450 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    I'd get Emma to sign her book for me too but I'm too scared of her to ask.

    Oh Bart, I'm harmless. A netball game and some rice pudding and I'm anyone's.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4650 posts Report Reply

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