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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:OK. So here's the plan. I'm coming to Australia. I'll be coming on my own time with about 5 weeks to spare. I'm going to Christchurch for 3-4 days to visit some dude I know... biggrin

It will probably be around september-ish that I'll be going. I need to balance this against a planned trip to South America for some Spanish immersion that I desperately need.

Otherwise, I want to spend about one week in each place. That means four cities, five tops. I'll want to go exploring while I'm there. I can make side-forays, but nothing too extravagant. That means if you want to meet me, you might have to travel a bit. I understand what a pain that is; I live in a large country, too.

What four cities should I pick? Why? Where do you live?

There is one very important person, other than Malcolm, who I want to meet. I want to meet Taj. He's a true symbol of the spirit of this community and he's adorable. ubblove (Valura, honey, we need some photos, pleeze.)

So...where am I going? ubbrollsmile


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

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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keyarghah
PLATINUM Member since Jun 2007

keyarghah

Woodford is Goodford..!
Location: Sydney at heart.

Total posts: 241
Posted:Originally Posted By: RoziAdditional: keyarghah is from UNSW and is around on HoP. Very friendly person who I am sure would love to hear from you.

wooo! yay thanks ros smile Hoppers always seem to forget about me frown sob sob
and id love to play doc grin


'FREE HUGGIES!!'

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Mother_Natures_Son
SILVER Member since Aug 2007

Mother_Natures_Son

Rampant whirler.
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!

Total posts: 2418
Posted:Originally Posted By: keyarghah Hoppers always seem to forget about me frown sob sob

And the ones who don't wish they could. grin

You should totally either come on facebook to talk [censored] or be on my MSN list.

Oh, and doc I guess I'll see you in Melb at the sunday meet when you get that far. ^_^!


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Dentrassi
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

Dentrassi

ZORT!
Location: Brisbane

Total posts: 3044
Posted:Originally Posted By: flash fire
If you want a delightful Sydney experience whilst you're swimming, you can jump in the pool that's located just under the northern end of The Sydney Harbour Bridge. Nice outdoor 50m pool http://www.northsydney.nsw.gov.au/www/html/2148-about-the-olympic-pool.asp
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yes absolutely! if your in sydney for such a short time - you must go for a swim in this pool. Its about 150m walk from milsons point train station - very easy to get to!


"Here kitty kitty...." - Schroedinger.

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:MELBOURNE
Petey
Roarfire
Rougie (who just lost)
Bender
Mother Nature's Son

ADELADE
Josh
Katinca
Ben
Brettstar
Perth
Gnor
Nat
Mr_Jedly
Geo
Hana
Angus

BRISBANE
Arsn & Valura
Dentrassi
Gita and Guy
Moonpixie
Kyle
Newgabe

SYDNEY
Flash Fire (of cone bra fame...and no, honey, you aren't living it down)
Brainstorma
Rozi
keyarghah

OK, SYDNEY! You're up first for one day. That day is TUESDAY. I arrive on UA 863 at 8AM from SFO.

Here is the rest of my schedule:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
05 NOV 08 - WEDNESDAY
QANTAS 45 COACH CLASS EQUIP-BOEING 767-300
LV: SYDNEY 915A NONSTOP MILES- 1323 CONFIRMED
AR: CHRISTCHURCH 210P ELAPSED TIME- 2:55
BREAKFAST-MOVIE SEAT-30J

07 NOV 08 - FRIDAY
QANTAS 204 COACH CLASS EQUIP-AIRBUS A320 JET
LV: CHRISTCHURCH 325P NONSTOP MILES- 1504 CONFIRMED
AR: MELBOURNE VIC 510P ELAPSED TIME- 3:45
OPERATED BY-JETSTAR AIRWAYS
MEAL AT COST

17 NOV 08 - MONDAY
QANTAS 679 SPECIAL CL EQUIP-73H
LV: MELBOURNE VIC 1010A NONSTOP MILES- 398 CONFIRMED
AR: ADELAIDE 1100A ELAPSED TIME- 1:20
REFRESHMENTS

24 NOV 08 - MONDAY
QANTAS 587 SPECIAL CL EQUIP-BOEING 737 JET
LV: ADELAIDE 1120A NONSTOP MILES- 1317 CONFIRMED
AR: PERTH 115P ELAPSED TIME- 3:25
LUNCH

27 NOV 08 - THURSDAY
QANTAS 598 SPECIAL CL EQUIP-BOEING 767-300
LV: PERTH 1230P NONSTOP MILES- 2243 CONFIRMED
AR: BRISBANE 555P ELAPSED TIME- 4:25
LUNCH


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

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Sydney? Yo? Someone gonna hang out with me tomorrow?

Merp? Anyone know how to get in touch with storma?


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

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali

Total posts: 4030
Posted:Some HoPper amendments DOc;
Sydney currently has MCP and Hamish (Paprika) as well.

Brisbane no longer has Dentrassi as he is in South Africa. It also has Gilim (Sam), Misguided Oracle (Joel) and Boori (Brian), Basstones (Tony). GOod idea to be in Brisbane on a Monday night for Juggle Jam.

SO if you arriving into Brisbane from Perth (crikey) at 17.55pm Thurs Nov whatsit then I will bake a cake for you. Jump in a cab at the airport and be here in 20 mins. I'll PM you my address.
(eep, that's SOON! How did we get to NOVEMBER already!)


.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....

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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:I also recommend Ade in Sydney. She's lovely.
Flash Fire knows how to get ahold of Brainstorma, and Ade and Rozi. She makes it easy wink
If you're staying there, then you can sleep in comfort knowing I warmed the bed up for you! laugh3

In Melbourne is also Brenn. Love him..and he's easy on the eyes. lol
Bender's lady Bonnie is a delight and soooo lovely there.


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Valura
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

Valura

Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 6391
Posted:*hyperventilates*

Im so freaking excited..I dont work anymore so you better LOOKOUT, we will go on so many AWESOME adventures.

*trys to calm*

Im also teaching Taj something SUPER cute to greet you with!!!


TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"

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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali

Total posts: 4030
Posted:Hey Kristy... b.r.e.a.t.h.e o.u.t. (lower arms)

wait....

b.r.e.a.t.h.e i.n (raise arms)


wait....

b.r.e.a.t.h.e o.u.t. (lower arms)

wait....

b.r.e.a.t.h.e i.n (raise arms)

SCREAM!!

And I shall personally undertake to deliver said Doc for a House Call to your lovely Tajdom

k

*kissies*

Gabe


.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....

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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali

Total posts: 4030
Posted:ya Doc. I'm with Pele on that one. Get Brenn and Bender together for a fan session. Mmmm. I'm a fan!

.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....

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Mr Majestik
SILVER Member since Mar 2004

Mr Majestik

coming to a country near you
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear

Total posts: 4693
Posted:you forgot to add me to melbourne!!!!

i arrive friday morning.and leave monday morning.


"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

jointly owned by Fire_Spinning_Angel and Blu_Valley

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Rozi
SILVER Member since Jan 2002

100 characters max...
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Total posts: 2996
Posted:Originally Posted By: Doc LightningSydney? Yo? Someone gonna hang out with me tomorrow?

Merp? Anyone know how to get in touch with storma?

Check your PMs, kiddo. Sent you my details ages ago wink

Better get in quick. I have an offer on a Poetry Slam tomorrow night. grin


It was a day for screaming at inanimate objects.

What this calls for is a special mix of psychology and extreme violence...

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Adya Miriyana
GOLD Member since Feb 2005

Adya Miriyana

*slou?
Location: Adelaide

Total posts: 6554
Posted:Originally Posted By: ben-ja-menMike your welcome to crash at ours for as long as you like, ill even pimp brettstar out to you ....

laugh3 i do believe you'd need my approval for that ben..

seriously, i haven't logged in here for at least 6 months and you're still pimping people out.. some things never change eh? wink

on the other hand: doc's coming to ademarmalade! i totally had no idea eek will be great to meet ya mister hug


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Valura
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

Valura

Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 6391
Posted:Originally Posted By: newgabeHey Kristy... b.r.e.a.t.h.e o.u.t. (lower arms)

wait....

b.r.e.a.t.h.e i.n (raise arms)


wait....

b.r.e.a.t.h.e o.u.t. (lower arms)

wait....

b.r.e.a.t.h.e i.n (raise arms)

SCREAM!!

And I shall personally undertake to deliver said Doc for a House Call to your lovely Tajdom

k

*kissies*

Gabe




oh sweetie *HUGS* thanks a squillion.


TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:OK. I'm in Sydney.

Yes, folks, I'm actually in fuking Australia.

My number for the next five weeks is: 0405 628 945

So someone needs to call me about now. I called Rozi but she doesn't answer. Must be at werk.

Basically, I flew all the way down here and you'd better all come out and play!

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

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Right. So while we're at it, I'm arriving in Melbourne on...


...FRIDAY. 5:10PM.

Who is meeting me at the airport and where am I staying?


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

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali

Total posts: 4030
Posted:I spoke to Doc! He really exists and he is not NEARLY so grumpy in real time wink

Look forward to meetng ya matey.
And it might help Melburps if they know which airport...There's a Tullamarine but Virgin flies into Avalongdrive


.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....

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Basstones
GOLD Member since Mar 2006

Basstones

Do you do the poiz?
Location: Brisbane

Total posts: 530
Posted:Glad to hear you made it over doc! See you when you get to brisbane bounce2

"In the end there is only fire and a waterfall"

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Well...

After seven years, I finally have come home. I mean to Home of Poi. Well, I'm not really at HoP right now. I'm actually sitting in Malcolm's living room with Jesse playing with the toy cars I brought him. But I will get to see HoP tomorrow.

I also realized something about living in California. The most active countries for HoP are Oz/NZ, England, and the U.S. Well, I live in the U.S. and I'm about equidistant from both other active countries, which are reachable by non-stop flight.

Which means that ALL of you need to come visit me in SF.


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

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Ade
SILVER Member since Mar 2001

Are we there yet?
Location: australia

Total posts: 1897
Posted:Hey Doc,
I've just logged in and have seen I missed you in Sydney yesterday.

Your original itinerary had you coming to Sydney at the end of your trip...are you still passing through this way in December?


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Rozi
SILVER Member since Jan 2002

100 characters max...
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Total posts: 2996
Posted:Originally Posted By: AdeHey Doc,
I've just logged in and have seen I missed you in Sydney yesterday.

Your original itinerary had you coming to Sydney at the end of your trip...are you still passing through this way in December?



Maybe in December we should all do dinner, perhaps at my place or even at Flashy's if she will have us? Brainstorma has promised to cook for us cos he owes me and the Doc biiiig time. wink


It was a day for screaming at inanimate objects.

What this calls for is a special mix of psychology and extreme violence...

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Originally Posted By: AdeHey Doc,
I've just logged in and have seen I missed you in Sydney yesterday.

Your original itinerary had you coming to Sydney at the end of your trip...are you still passing through this way in December?



Yup. I was only in town for about 25 hours; Sydney is actually my last stop on the trip.


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

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Ade
SILVER Member since Mar 2001

Are we there yet?
Location: australia

Total posts: 1897
Posted:a get together of some sorts sounds excellent

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Pyrolific
BRONZE Member since Jan 2001

Returning to a unique state of Equilibrium
Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Total posts: 3289
Posted:oh well that will explain why you never responded to my text message smile

SF is a cool town. It's the only part of CA I would consider living in.

rural Oregon was the only other place in the US I would consider living so yeah - I rate SF highly

and if Obama does what I hope he will, then perhaps I might not even care too much about spending my tourist dollars in the US.

Josh


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Help! My personality got stuck in this signature machine and I cant get it out!

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:did you know that it's customary in melb to greet travellers with wedgies? the more atomic the more welcoming.

Laugh Often, Smile Much, Post lolcats Always

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Pogo69
SILVER Member since Apr 2006

Pogo69

there's no charge for awesomeness... or attractiveness
Location: limbo

Total posts: 3764
Posted:how's that work, when none of you ever wear any pants...? tongue2

--pogo (pat) [forever and always]

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Mother_Natures_Son
SILVER Member since Aug 2007

Mother_Natures_Son

Rampant whirler.
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!

Total posts: 2418
Posted:Originally Posted By: benderdid you know that it's customary in melb to greet travellers with wedgies? the more atomic the more welcoming.

So with the wedgie... his body has to be on one plane and his underwear on a different plane?

Oh, and Pogo69, he DID say travelers, not locals. grin


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Pogo69
SILVER Member since Apr 2006

Pogo69

there's no charge for awesomeness... or attractiveness
Location: limbo

Total posts: 3764
Posted:ahhhh... heeheee... got me on a technicality... shrug

--pogo (pat) [forever and always]

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Hello, everybody!

I'm at Home of Poi. For real. Like Nell's over in the next room and the warehouse is just off my right shoulder. I've wandered through in a daze looking at this massive amount of toys and yards and yards of fluorescent fluffy fabric.

And so at long last, after seven years of being a member of the site, I finally made my Hajj to Mecca. I didn't slaughter any animals, though (yet).

Now, Bender, just try to give me a wedgie, but just know that if you reach for my bum, I will consider that an advance. wink

Tonight I'll upload some pics of Malcolm and me clowning around Christchurch today.


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

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:Don't forget to sign the book Mike, especially since I left a lil note in there for you! wink
tongue2


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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