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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

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Posted:The purpose of this post is to try to tamp the flood of PM's IM's E-mails and Texts I've received asking questions about my trip to London.

Why, the mods might wonder, am I posting it here in 'Social Chat'? Well, because I have posted it elsewhere and nobody seems to pay it any attention. So, I hereby present the...

Lightning London FAQ:

Q: 'How long will you be here?'
A: My flight leaves at 13:30 on 29 May.

Q: 'Can you come to Bristol/Eidenborough/Glascow/Dublin/Sheffield/Paris/Moscow/Johannesburg/Tokyo?'
A: I would love to have time to trapse all over the English countryside. Unfortunately I work M-F 9-5 and that doesn't leave me much trapsing time. So no, I won't be leaving London this trip.

Q: When are you leaving?
A: I SAID 29 MAY, DARNIT!!!!! rolleyes

Q: I hear you were having some sort of graduation party, but I might have an exam the next day...when was it?
A: The party is FRIDAY (i.e. you don't have an exam the next day) the 27th (of May).

Q: What are you doing for the graduation party you mentioned? Where are we meeting?
A: I have no idea yet because nobody has offered any ideas. I want some good trance or psytrance. Anyone have suggestions?

Q: How long are you here for?
A: 25/5/2005 29 May 2005. The Twenty-Ninth of the Fifth Month of the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Five. (At 13:30) That's when I leave.

Q: Will you be coming to Spitz?
A: Yes, but I show up at about 9:30 because I have swim practice until 9:00.

Q: How long are you here?
A: *sigh...* shrug Go ask your father.


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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hexagonic


hexagonic

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Location: Manchester

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Posted:hug might see you at spitz then...or maybe 1001?

ah wah wah wah a wah wah

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fluffy napalm fairy


fluffy napalm fairy

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Posted:lots of us have exams on saturday ubbangel

and sorry for bombarding your inbox - you should feel loved! biggrin ubblove


Geologists do it in the dirt................ spank

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:I do, dear. VERY loved. So loved that I need to add another 10 to my phone this afternoon. hug

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Pink...?
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Pink...?

Mistress of Pink...Multicoloured
Location: Over There, United Kingdom

Total posts: 6140
Posted:so when are you leaving? ubbangel

*runs away from the impending attack*


Never pick up a duck in a dungeon...

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

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Posted:*pelts Pink with green paintballs*

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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UCOF
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UCOF

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Posted:"Q: Will you be coming to Spitz?

A: Yes, but I show up at about 9:30 because I have swim practice until 9:00."



Should that not be oggling practise wink



"Q: I hear you were having some sort of graduation party, but I might have an exam the next day...when was it?

A: The party is FRIDAY (i.e. you don't have an exam the next day) the 27th (of May)."



My exam is on the 27th. smile Lucky that....



"Q: What are you doing for the graduation party you mentioned? Where are we meeting?

A: I have no idea yet because nobody has offered any ideas. I want some good trance or psytrance. Anyone have suggestions?"



I suggest an impromptu fire spinning party in the middle of Trafalgar square. biggrin


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Fine_Rabid_Dog


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Posted:I lovethat last suggestion UCoF.... id drop everything for that biggrin

The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."

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Cantus
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Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom

Total posts: 15965
Posted:Do I have to go to your party?

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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linden rathen
GOLD Member since Mar 2005

linden rathen

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Posted:im in for the graduation party smile - if i can get time off work - ill say i have a late exam biggrin
lightening - are you still gunna be about on wednesday then 25th to celebrate the end of study? if so what cha wanna do? i think pigeon wigeon will be about as well (if either of us manage to make it to london - might be a tad drunk smile )


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UCOF
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UCOF

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Posted:"Do I have to go to your party?"

Why dont you do what you usually do, and stay at home on your own tongue


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Doc Lightning
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Doc Lightning

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Posted:Linden, and anyone else, the night of Wednesday the 25th I have swim practice until 9.

After that, drunkenness will DEFINATELY be required. Crikey...I'll have just finished the four most dreadful years of my life...what do you want me to do, stay sober?

(And did I just use the word 'crikey' without even thinking about it?)


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:Q: Where are you going on May 29th?

Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
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linden rathen
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linden rathen

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Posted:yes you did say crikey - hang your head in shame

ok so ill aim to get to london about 9 - thats good gives me time to spend at our leavers party down here :P
arh i dont think im gunna see thursday - except from maybe behind a stomach pump :P


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Doc Lightning
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Doc Lightning

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Posted:NYC, on the 29th I'm going back to Michigan.

The only reason I'm not already starting Prozac over this is because on the 5th of June I'm moving in with you. wink

An MTA card is $76 a month? That's not bad at all... Equivalent in London cost me 180!!!!


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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NYC


NYC

NYC
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Posted:Written by: LIGHTNING

The only reason I'm not already starting Prozac over this is because on the 5th of June I'm moving in with you. wink

An MTA card is $76 a month? That's not bad at all... Equivalent in London cost me 180!!!!



That's fine. I'm done teaching on the 10th so it's party party time after that. smile Though will be testing for the next few weeks.

Damn, time flies, I gotta buy a ticket to Scotland soon! biggrin

And yes, NYC subways rock. And run 24 hours. And the longest scheduled wait if you miss a train (like 4 AM on a Sunday) is 20 minutes.

But don't tell the British. Their trains don't even have the complimentary urine scented air fresheners. wink


Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
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linden rathen
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linden rathen

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Posted:we have trains? oh those silly lumps of metal that occasialy stop at stations to confound the tourists

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Pigeon_Wigeon
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Pigeon_Wigeon

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Posted:ubblol ubblol ubblol ubblol ubblol ubblol Damn straight!

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TheBovrilMonkey
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TheBovrilMonkey

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Posted:Written by: NYC

But don't tell the British. Their trains don't even have the complimentary urine scented air fresheners. wink



What? Your trains get complimentary urine scented air fresheners? I gotta get me some of those...

biggrin wink


But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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linden rathen
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linden rathen

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Posted:why bother w/ freshners = our trains have the real thing :P urine :S

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Dr_Molly


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Posted:Written by: LIGHTNING

NYC, on the 29th I'm going back to Michigan.

The only reason I'm not already starting Prozac over this is because on the 5th of June I'm moving in with you. wink




oh Fine! send me packing so there's room for the fancy Dr man! ha!
tongue
*grring hrumphing winking silliness sure to end in giggles*


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coleman
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coleman

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Posted:i think 'urine scented air freshener' was just a euphemism for 'piss-soaked subway bum'...

the other bonus you guys have is mta trains with cool graffiti covered carriages cool

and yes, they are carriages by the way, not 'cars' - cars drive on roads wink
and if you try and tell me that the word 'car' is both derived from and is short for 'carriage' i will simply put my fingers in my ears and walk away tongue


cole. x


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood

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linden rathen
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linden rathen

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Posted:*wants to fo to NY*
sniffles
someone buy me a ticket?


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NYC

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Posted:Unfortunately, you gotta go back to the 80s for cars like these... but I still remember them pulling into the station...


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And this one is a suburban train.


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Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
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Cantus
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Cantus

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Location: Down the road, United Kingdom

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Posted:Written by: Unfortunatly Can Obtain Fruit

"Do I have to go to your party?"

Why dont you do what you usually do, and stay at home on your own tongue




At least I turned up to the 1st Clapham this year. Not sat at home pretending to study like some people tongue


"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Doc Lightning
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Doc Lightning

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Posted:Written by: Pigeon_Wigeon

ubblol ubblol ubblol ubblol ubblol ubblol Damn straight!



Never call me straight again! spank wink


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Doc Lightning
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Doc Lightning

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

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Posted:You know, I rather like the London Tube system. Yes, it DOES suck that it shuts down at 1. But other than that, it's clean, quick, and the trains come every 2-3 minutes. The fact that it does shut down for 4 hours every day lets them keep it clean and in good repair. By contrast, the NY system gets less cleaning so it's disgusting and the tracks get repaired/replaced...um...when they break. HOWEVER, being able to catch a train at 3AM is HUGE.

Oh, and the trains in London have cuter accents. Although the old-fashioned trains in New York where the train operator makes the announcement are always charming. 'This is fowty-fowth strit. Next stop fitty-fith. Wetch the dourz.'


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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polythene


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Posted:Besides, all the good clubs don't shut till 6am anyway, and the trains are running again by then biggrin

The optimist claims that we are living in the best of all possible worlds.
The pessimist fears this is true.

Always make time to play in the snow.

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flid
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flid

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Posted:only some trains

*has unfond memories of sitting outside tube stations on sunday mornings waiting for 7am so i could catch a tube train to the mainline station, where i'd wait till 8.30am to take the rail replacement bus service*


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polythene


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Posted:*sniggers*

The optimist claims that we are living in the best of all possible worlds.
The pessimist fears this is true.

Always make time to play in the snow.

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flid
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flid

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Posted:*has moved 3 times in the last 5 years and managed to have weekend rail replacement bus services follow me around the country*

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