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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
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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roarfire
roarfire

comfortably numb
Location: The countryside
Member Since: 8th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2676
Posted:Nice pics Mr. Majestik!

Oh and I put a photo up of Doc's trip to Healsville Sanctuary, mate. smile

See you in Brissy Doc! hug


.All things are beautiful if we take the time to look.

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natasqi
natasqi

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Location: Perth
Member Since: 4th Jul 2007
Total posts: 489
Posted:OOOOH! I'm so excited... The closer it comes to you getting here, the closer it gets til last exams...

smile

Hope you're having fun in Adelaide. I hope Ben took you to he circus cocktail place. Very delicious!


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natasqi
natasqi

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Location: Perth
Member Since: 4th Jul 2007
Total posts: 489
Posted:Oh.. and have posted a few pics of Perth peeps so you know who they are... Gnor probably has more though grin

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Valura
Valura

Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Member Since: 25th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6391
Posted:so just to confirm Doc 5.55 pm on Thursday the 27th I pick you up from the airport right?

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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Mr Majestik
Mr Majestik

coming to a country near you
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear
Member Since: 9th Mar 2004
Total posts: 4693
Posted:hey doc when are you in sydney now?

suprise i'm going to sydney from thrusday 27 to dec 1st! catch you again?


"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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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:Oh no... Mjk, I'll be in Sydney from the 3rd to the 7th. frown

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

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Mr Majestik
Mr Majestik

coming to a country near you
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear
Member Since: 9th Mar 2004
Total posts: 4693
Posted:laaaaaaaaaaaame.

i'm in canberra from the 1st to the 4th, then drop by sydney airport on the 4th for connecting flight home.

oh well, enjoy the rest of your hollies, be seeing you around here more i'm sure.


"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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ben-ja-men
ben-ja-men

just lost .... evil init
Location: Adelaide
Member Since: 12th Jun 2003
Total posts: 2474
Posted:*hugs*

lovely to have you stay mike. nat still wishes you where straight, daves just a poor substitute now wink

to everyone thats hosting mike before he leaves he gives AMAAAAAAAAAAZING massage .... oh and hes a really nice guy to .... but did I mention the MASSAGE!!! hot damn!


Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourself, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous and talented? Who are you NOT to be?

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newgabe
newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali
Member Since: 3rd Mar 2005
Total posts: 4030
Posted:Originally Posted By: Valuraso just to confirm Doc 5.55 pm on Thursday the 27th I pick you up from the airport right?

Err.. no. confused
From the conversations I had with Mike when he first landed he was going to cab to mine from the airport Thursday evening. But if that's changed now that's alright too. Mike? What's the word?

I can't find when you're going back to Sydney.. but yeah, if it suits you better to go Valura's first/do Thanksgiving on Sat and come here later... whatever... all good. I could bring you back here after Monday Juggle Jam etc. I'm not working next week till Wednesday.


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

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Valura
Valura

Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Member Since: 25th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6391
Posted:Originally Posted By: newgabeOriginally Posted By: Valuraso just to confirm Doc 5.55 pm on Thursday the 27th I pick you up from the airport right?

Err.. no. confused
From the conversations I had with Mike when he first landed he was going to cab to mine from the airport Thursday evening. But if that's changed now that's alright too. Mike? What's the word?

I can't find when you're going back to Sydney.. but yeah, if it suits you better to go Valura's first/do Thanksgiving on Sat and come here later... whatever... all good. I could bring you back here after Monday Juggle Jam etc. I'm not working next week till Wednesday.


ok..sweet as..whatever happens happens... Im flexable.


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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natasqi
natasqi

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Location: Perth
Member Since: 4th Jul 2007
Total posts: 489
Posted:bye bye Doc!!!

Was very nice to have you stay!!

smile


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newgabe
newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali
Member Since: 3rd Mar 2005
Total posts: 4030
Posted:Originally Posted By: newgabe go Valura's first/do Thanksgiving on Sat and ... I bring you back here after Monday Juggle Jam etc. I'm not working next week till Wednesday.


Yep, so that's the plan then! Will see Mike with some lovely folks on Sat at Valura's and some other lovelies at Monday Night.


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

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:With a huge thanks to those in Perth, and to those in Adelaide for all the places I've stayed during the last two weeks, I would like to announce that I am currently crashed on the spare room at Arsn and Valura's.

Tonight, I tried to be their drummer for a rock band video game on the PS2 and... no musical talent. I also met the #2 person I came to Australia/NZ to visit. #1 was Malcolm and #2 was Taj. Tonight I read him a bedtime story. He's amazing. He's simply amazing and I love this child more than I love myself. And I'm done gushing.

Tonight we planned out the shopping trip we have tomorrow to make a proper Thanksgiving dinner in Australia. This is gonna be intense, but amazingly fun. I love a frantic food emergency and I love cooking with other people.

Today is Thanksgiving here, although nobody is aware of it. It's so odd to just have that holiday completely deleted from my life this year. So I had to put it back. This year, I am thankful for this trip to Australia. I am thankful that I have so many new-found, old friends here. I'm thankful for two beautiful children, Jesse and Taj, who have come into my dear friends' lives since I've known them, and for all children everywhere. I'm thankful that I live in the greatest city in the world. I'm thankful that I have the job of my dreams. I'm thankful that we have a new government. I'm thankful that there is someone special in my life.

I am very thankful this year. I have a hell of a lot going for me.


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

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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.:* Moon Pixie *:.
.:* Moon Pixie *:.

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: .:*over the rainbow*:.
Member Since: 7th Apr 2002
Total posts: 3492
Posted:so beautiful*:. a day to remind yourself what you are thankful for! smile ...i try my best to remember to be grateful and thankful for everything in my life each and everyday... but it's nice that you guys have a day set aside for that very thing smile

I'm thankful for so many things! My beautiful friends ... my supportive, loving family... the little things in life that make you smile or grin or giggle... i'm thankful for love in my life <3 ... I'm thankful that i'm working in a job which i actually enjoy, and can make a *living* out of what i love doing!! i'm thankful for each and every moment and each and every person or being who has passed through my life and has shaped me into the person i am today...:*

Ant and i are gigin tonight... so unfortunately will miss the wonderful thanksgiving dinner you guys are preparing.. cry ...but we will be finished up in the city by around 8:30pm or so (hopefully) ... so i wonder if it would disturb the festivities...if we came round a bit later...? it could be like around 9:30pm by the time we actually got to kristy's ... would that be too late?

.:*love and sparkley wiggley pixie dance dust*:.


*:...one day all the fairy fridges will be aligned and my pixie world will be complete...:*

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newgabe
newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali
Member Since: 3rd Mar 2005
Total posts: 4030
Posted:Well I'D like to see you whatever time you turn up! I mean its not my house etc but I have a sneaking suspicion there will be leftovers begging to be eaten yes
And people who love you and would like to see you too.

And I'll put in word too that Kyle is also gigging tonight, and doesn't have a car so he wouldn't be able to get down there. SO he won't be coming. But sends love and is thankful for all sorts of things!
thankx


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

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.:* Moon Pixie *:.
.:* Moon Pixie *:.

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: .:*over the rainbow*:.
Member Since: 7th Apr 2002
Total posts: 3492
Posted:thanks gabe*:. smile

i just realized there's a whole other thread for this too... so i've just quoted myself and pasted there too... OR i could even just *call* Kristy huh? DAHHHH pixie girl! LOL

will be lovely to see everyone!!*:. grouphug


*:...one day all the fairy fridges will be aligned and my pixie world will be complete...:*

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:I am thankful for a belly full of good, traditional American Thanksgiving food. I am thankful for friends with whom to cook and enjoy it.

And I have never been so proud of Taj as I was today when I learned that, like his Uncle Mike, he is a Nutella man through and through!

"Don't want Vegemite! Want Nutella!" -Taj (see my gallery)

Thanks to all who came, thanks to all who helped, and thanks to Kristy and Troy. If I can't come to your wedding, at least I could give you a party.

Wow.


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

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Pogo69
Pogo69

there's no charge for awesomeness... or attractiveness
Location: limbo
Member Since: 6th Apr 2006
Total posts: 3764
Posted:and I am thankful for YAWHIE (Yet Another Wonderful Hop Inspired Evening)...

twas lovely to meet you last night, mike; and you've won a friend for life in my lil one, isaac... grin and dinner was SOOOOOOO good... all that turkey and veges; twas pogo gastronomic heaven!! beerchug

thanks also to kristy and troy for their hospitality and to all for their company; good food, good people, lotsa fire play; we all had much to be thankful for...
grouphug

and finally... a special thanks to paul for encouraging my 16yo daughter to feed her nicotine habit; the only surprise is that you weren't trying to feed her booze, as well. I hope to return the favour one day... nana


--pogo (pat) [forever and always]

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:And a massive THANK YOU to all of Brisbane for a wonderful time.

Especially to Kristy, Troy, and Taj and Gabe and Kyle for hosting me.

I'm just settling down on Rozi's sofa bed tonight. Comfy. Fed. Boozed. Swum.

My Australia/Christchurch trip is drawing to a close. It's been a wonderful month. It's been everything I hoped it would be and perhaps a bit more.

And it's not quite over...yet.


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

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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newgabe
newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali
Member Since: 3rd Mar 2005
Total posts: 4030
Posted:Twas great to meet you Doc, and thanks for the stroke correction! That sounds rude. Good thing we're singing from different hymn sheets!

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

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:Check my gallery, Ozzies and Kiwis!

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

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Ade
Are we there yet?
Location: australia
Member Since: 14th Mar 2001
Total posts: 1897
Posted:Thanks for a beautiful dinner last night doc, Roz and brainstorma!

grouphug

oh, and stuff it all, I just lost nana


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Valura
Valura

Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Member Since: 25th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6391
Posted:*gag*

CUT IT OUT YOU LOT!!

*goes to happy place where there are NO Peteys genitals.*


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
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:It's not my fault!!!! I had nothing to do with that!

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

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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