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This Monday, early evening?

jon (jon), Thursday, 19 September 2002 10:59 (sixteen years ago) link

Hmmm Monday, an untried day for FAP action. If it's central I can do it but not early.

Tom (Groke), Thursday, 19 September 2002 11:01 (sixteen years ago) link

What Tom said, and I'll likely slink away before long because I am a sick man.

Tim (Tim), Thursday, 19 September 2002 11:02 (sixteen years ago) link

i think so, i want to celebrate my new house (as i'm doing tonite, tomorrow night, and sunday night)

gareth (gareth), Thursday, 19 September 2002 11:03 (sixteen years ago) link

Are you really allowing an unsteered FAP to go ahead??????

I'm not quite mentalist to come back from Manchester after less than 24 hours there.

Graham (graham), Thursday, 19 September 2002 11:07 (sixteen years ago) link

Well I'm well up for this. I'm meeting my new boss re 'please pay me off I don't want to work for you' that afternoon and will vcery ready for a pint in the evening. The prospect of an an e-blind date such as this (I'm an FAP virgin) will provide a nice silver lining to the day.

Later is fine, as long as I can get a train out of Paddington before the Wiltshire Curfew.

And I'll be on Regent St so anywhere West End would be great. If it were less than 10 minutes walk from the Bakerloo line it would maximise my drinking time. But I'm a fast walker.

jon (jon), Thursday, 19 September 2002 11:13 (sixteen years ago) link

great idea. i will be SINGING though, so no, probs not

Alan (Alan), Thursday, 19 September 2002 11:26 (sixteen years ago) link

Hmm, well you know I frown upon such unsteered events but I might be able to squeeze a couple of beers in next Monday. I think the steering committee should pickj the pub though. But ho - something new?

Pete (Pete), Thursday, 19 September 2002 12:17 (sixteen years ago) link

Steering Commttee? Steered/Unsteered?

There's more to this than I thought... it was just an e-whim, honest.

Well, whoever chooses make it nearish Bakerloo Line (Oxford Circus/Picc Circus) and I'll be there.

What happens next? Do the minutes of the meeting get minuted? Does someone review the minutes of the lsat meeting? Can I doodle while pretending to look intelligently interested?

jon (jon), Thursday, 19 September 2002 12:54 (sixteen years ago) link

i caddot cob i'b afraid cos i've got dis terrible cold!

katie (katie), Thursday, 19 September 2002 13:01 (sixteen years ago) link

mmmm.... somewhere new...

Tim (Tim), Thursday, 19 September 2002 13:02 (sixteen years ago) link

The only pub I know round there is the place we all drink in at work. it's called the Windmill and is on a side road parrallel to Regent St on the W side.

But I'm happy to try somewwhere new (and may not be allowed to make suggestions...)

jon (jon), Thursday, 19 September 2002 13:10 (sixteen years ago) link

I'm on for this, but won't stay late unless there is a tube strike the next day, in which case I shall be taking that day off.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Thursday, 19 September 2002 16:56 (sixteen years ago) link

Ok everyone, who's going to fix a pub?

I won't have web access on Monday, and would hate to miss out, having made the suggestion.

jon (jon), Friday, 20 September 2002 07:13 (sixteen years ago) link

Never drinking again. My life is a RUIN this morning. I woke up in tights, dress and jacket with handbag still on arm. I feel sick, Never drinking again.

Anna (Anna), Friday, 20 September 2002 09:01 (sixteen years ago) link

Any ideas anyone? Horse and Groom on Great Portland Street? I can't make any claims for its quality because I haven't been there since 1989. But fancyapint.com gives it one pint out of five so it can't be all bad...


I don't know why I'm suggesting Sam Smiths pubs when it doesn't matter to me because I'm tragically off the booze again. Sob.

Tim (Tim), Friday, 20 September 2002 09:26 (sixteen years ago) link

''I feel sick, Never drinking again.''

yes...sure you aren't. a pint of coke for you in future then.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Friday, 20 September 2002 09:31 (sixteen years ago) link

My termini are Notting Hill Gate and M.Arch so somewhere on the central line would be best for me.

Tom (Groke), Friday, 20 September 2002 09:35 (sixteen years ago) link

My life is a RUIN this morning.>

ditto, and its the braindance brockup tonite. oh, why do i do it?

gareth (gareth), Friday, 20 September 2002 09:57 (sixteen years ago) link

Central Line and Bakerloo Line? Sounds like Oxford Circus:


Tim (Tim), Friday, 20 September 2002 10:03 (sixteen years ago) link

yeah i'm in

mark s (mark s), Friday, 20 September 2002 10:06 (sixteen years ago) link

OK Mark why don't we make Monday our meet-up...especially as I think celebrations are in order heh :-) don't forget to bring the NLRs!

Marcello Carlin, Friday, 20 September 2002 11:15 (sixteen years ago) link

OK Marcello good idea.

mark s (mark s), Friday, 20 September 2002 11:16 (sixteen years ago) link

Tim's link says to me:

Ship is good, a little far

Dover Castle looks GREAT - is it hard to find?

Windmill is good too - I know it though, on the other hand you don't

Argyll Arms easy peasy to find and meet at, bar probably unreachable. No fun.

Someone plump for one? How do I recognise you good people?

jon (jon), Friday, 20 September 2002 11:27 (sixteen years ago) link

ILXers are easy to spot, trust your senses.

jel -- (jel), Friday, 20 September 2002 11:28 (sixteen years ago) link

esp smell

mark s (mark s), Friday, 20 September 2002 11:30 (sixteen years ago) link

I suspect the Dover Castle may be a little small for a FAP, but that's always my worry and it's never that much of a problem.

Tim (Tim), Friday, 20 September 2002 11:37 (sixteen years ago) link

I'm off until Monday now, so I look forward to seeing the venue as chosen by t'Committee.

Tim (Tim), Friday, 20 September 2002 11:51 (sixteen years ago) link

sorry can't do it as I'm having time off (so the last thing to do would be to go to London, even if it is to mett you all). but from monday 30th I'm back so practically any weekday evening from then would be good.

anyway, have fun!

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Friday, 20 September 2002 12:00 (sixteen years ago) link

I'm off too - but Tim H has kindly emailed me a contact phone number so if I don't get to the web I can still find all of you.

jon (jon), Friday, 20 September 2002 14:34 (sixteen years ago) link

I say the WIndmill. What does everyone else say?

Pete (Pete), Friday, 20 September 2002 14:39 (sixteen years ago) link


Sarah (starry), Friday, 20 September 2002 14:41 (sixteen years ago) link

I say let's settle on one, and I'm perfectly happy with The Windmill. I'll be there pretty early, but as the link says it is patronised by office workers and I will be in a suit and tie, it might not be ideal for Jon to try to spot me. There is a pic on my profile here, though, if that helps.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Friday, 20 September 2002 17:04 (sixteen years ago) link

I'm reviving this so we don't lose it. Are we all okay with the Windmill?

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Saturday, 21 September 2002 18:22 (sixteen years ago) link

fine by me. Pic noted. some say 'can't do early', some say 'cant do late'. I guess even 'early' in London is not very early - is 6/6.30ish a good place to start?

jon (jon), Sunday, 22 September 2002 07:22 (sixteen years ago) link

Looks like I might be on for his now. Late-ish doors for me 7.30/8.00 ish. Looking forward to it!!

Dr. C (Dr. C), Sunday, 22 September 2002 09:39 (sixteen years ago) link

I'll be there around six, Jon.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Sunday, 22 September 2002 11:09 (sixteen years ago) link

I'm possible a sevenish man. I have to introduce a screening of The Royal Tenebaums first. I shall be using the line "Mark S laughed non-stop and so di Dr Vick". Poor overseas students.

Pete (Pete), Sunday, 22 September 2002 12:54 (sixteen years ago) link

I laughed lots too Pete, if you want to build a long list of people who liked it. And relatively new poster hereabouts Tim Bateman has a sister very like Margot! (Not adopted, however.)

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Sunday, 22 September 2002 13:52 (sixteen years ago) link

larfed if u please

w.a nozzle

mark s (mark s), Sunday, 22 September 2002 22:37 (sixteen years ago) link

I stand corrected. LArfed (what good thgis is going to do to the international students linguistic skillZor I know not but...)

Pete (Pete), Monday, 23 September 2002 08:10 (sixteen years ago) link

Boss is not in today so I can escape in time for the full revelry I hope.

And my meeting tomorrow has been cancelled so I can have a hangover without fear.

Tom (Groke), Monday, 23 September 2002 08:45 (sixteen years ago) link

so, is it the windmill then? i have decided i can make it, so i shall be there sometimes around 8.05

gareth (gareth), Monday, 23 September 2002 14:23 (sixteen years ago) link

that's where i'm going

mark s (mark s), Monday, 23 September 2002 14:29 (sixteen years ago) link

Did I mention I'm gagging for ale?

Dr. C (Dr. C), Monday, 23 September 2002 14:29 (sixteen years ago) link


Tom (Groke), Monday, 23 September 2002 14:42 (sixteen years ago) link

Gagging for ALE?? Dr C actually = DOMINATOR C doesn't it??? DOESN'T IT???

Whips gags and CHAINS no doubt.

Sarah (starry), Monday, 23 September 2002 14:44 (sixteen years ago) link

Yes pls.

Dr. C (Dr. C), Monday, 23 September 2002 15:01 (sixteen years ago) link

OK OK you beyotches i'll be along for ONE (have washing etc to do but will be in the area for soya milk buying ect) see you there!!

katie (katie), Monday, 23 September 2002 15:23 (sixteen years ago) link


Graham (graham), Monday, 23 September 2002 16:49 (sixteen years ago) link


xps to ENBB, yes, same! Hopefully next time 🤞🏻

gyac, Wednesday, 31 July 2019 20:00 (two weeks ago) link

now confused as to gyac/MR seamus milne attendance

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Wednesday, 31 July 2019 20:46 (two weeks ago) link

I’m excited! Also FYI today is Roberto S’s birthday and we’re going out this evening. We are old so two nights out is a big deal which is all to say we must really like you guys. Also, you can wish him a HB tomorrow!

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Thursday, 1 August 2019 13:26 (two weeks ago) link

Not seen RS post in a while iirc? Hope he's alright! (him being alright might be why he doesn't post as often?) Not at the FAP but HB to him regardless.

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 1 August 2019 14:19 (two weeks ago) link

He’s fine. :)

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Thursday, 1 August 2019 15:18 (two weeks ago) link

now skewing earlier, depending on whether it looks more or less feasible to dash to the hotel before lunch.

looking fwd to seeing ye all, unless you are an undeclared lurker

that has to have happened, right? hovering next to faps, casually looking the other way all night?

sneaky fuckers. ill be watching for ye.

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Thursday, 1 August 2019 21:46 (two weeks ago) link

you won’t see me.

Fizzles, Thursday, 1 August 2019 21:51 (two weeks ago) link

I hope to attend the FAP.

If I arrive at the College Arms at, say, 7pm - will I find ilx people like ENBB and Fizzles?

the pinefox, Friday, 2 August 2019 09:51 (two weeks ago) link

They'll be under a table somewhere.

How to Book Michael Fish (Tom D.), Friday, 2 August 2019 09:53 (two weeks ago) link

What's the food like there?

Matt DC, Friday, 2 August 2019 10:21 (two weeks ago) link

I mean in the pub, not under the table per se.

Matt DC, Friday, 2 August 2019 10:21 (two weeks ago) link

Pinefox - yes! :)

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Friday, 2 August 2019 10:44 (two weeks ago) link

I should be at the pub c. 6pm gazpacho/pesto production willing (am currently having coffee in the tiny café so am about five minutes from getting my skates on).

suzy, Friday, 2 August 2019 11:28 (two weeks ago) link

Blessings be upon all of you.

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 2 August 2019 11:35 (two weeks ago) link

seeing this thread regularly bob to the surface like a recalcitrant jobby for days in a row has left me with the impression that drinking in london is a challenge akin to the moon landing

― arli$$ and bible black (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 15:03 (three months ago) bookmarkflaglink


Criss Angel Raw: The Mindfreak Unplugged (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 2 August 2019 11:43 (two weeks ago) link

we'll likely be coming straight from lunch and rooms havent been available, apologies in advance for what will certainly be travelworn state (not herself she will be cool elegance personified)

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Friday, 2 August 2019 11:43 (two weeks ago) link

I’m still up to my elbows in gazpacho ingredients, trying to get there for 8 (after the bath I’ll need in order not to smell like a tomato processing plant).

suzy, Friday, 2 August 2019 17:43 (two weeks ago) link


Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Friday, 2 August 2019 18:17 (two weeks ago) link

oh forgot about this and went home! I lost my bike helmet which threw me completely off for the rest of the day!

plax (ico), Friday, 2 August 2019 18:19 (two weeks ago) link

load a shite

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Friday, 2 August 2019 19:07 (two weeks ago) link

I’d have loved to meet the macs but alas. Have fun all!

2019OK plus bennu (wins), Friday, 2 August 2019 19:08 (two weeks ago) link

Just finished the gazpacho, my kitchen looks like a crime scene. On my way ASAP.

suzy, Friday, 2 August 2019 19:22 (two weeks ago) link

strikes me that im now *less* sure about how to pronounce the l in lj

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Saturday, 3 August 2019 08:45 (two weeks ago) link

lovely to meet ye all obv. some of ye are much nicer irl.

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Saturday, 3 August 2019 08:46 (two weeks ago) link

Would’ve loved to bore you all to tears in person but I’m effectively city-ridden at the moment (ever more work beckons).

pomenitul, Saturday, 3 August 2019 10:15 (two weeks ago) link

lovely to meet ye all obv. some of ye are much nicer irl.

likewise. i feel fucking awful today. it was that short that darragh got me, and the cigarette suzy practically *forced* on me. it was great to see... everyone actually. bless you all.

Fizzles, Saturday, 3 August 2019 10:55 (two weeks ago) link

and shame you cdnt come plax. i still occasionally yen for a herne hill FAP, so if ever the whim takes you, send up a flare, and myself and comrade alphabet (another HH resident) will be usually be around.

Fizzles, Saturday, 3 August 2019 11:00 (two weeks ago) link

I was going to come but I got dates mixed up originally and thought Friday was the 3rd, the 2nd is my wife's birthday

Colonel Poo, Saturday, 3 August 2019 11:14 (two weeks ago) link

I’m generally in for a Herne Hill pint or two also.

Tim, Saturday, 3 August 2019 11:56 (two weeks ago) link


its as well we address it

is anyone going to own up to being that lurker enbb and i spotted in the corner table

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Saturday, 3 August 2019 14:38 (two weeks ago) link

Well, let's see if you can follow me around the room. The drunk Russians on the embankment at seven and eight o'clock. The couple waltzing around me at the embassy at nine and eleven. The waiter standing behind ENBB at the top of the stairs. Bow tie, twelve o'clock. The other ILX team. You're worried about me, why?

2019OK plus bennu (wins), Saturday, 3 August 2019 14:45 (two weeks ago) link

did i miss gyac and SV?

i mean chairman alph was there so maybe not but…

mark s, Saturday, 3 August 2019 15:04 (two weeks ago) link

This was excellent fun, lovely to see/meet everyone.

Matt DC, Saturday, 3 August 2019 15:07 (two weeks ago) link

xp alas no as we were busy tearing our hair out in despair over kittens (easier for me). Definitely another time though.

gyac, Saturday, 3 August 2019 15:18 (two weeks ago) link

also why would comrade alphabet being there change anything

gyac, Saturday, 3 August 2019 15:18 (two weeks ago) link

Because you both are he

2019OK plus bennu (wins), Saturday, 3 August 2019 15:23 (two weeks ago) link

MR seamas incognito

mark s, Saturday, 3 August 2019 15:24 (two weeks ago) link

the lurker was... all of us

kinder, Saturday, 3 August 2019 15:38 (two weeks ago) link

like i said....ten seats....five people.... two socks each

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Saturday, 3 August 2019 15:39 (two weeks ago) link

Also up for Herne Hill area FAP and sorry to have missed darragh and the rest of you.

stet, Saturday, 3 August 2019 21:51 (two weeks ago) link

It was a lot of fun!!

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Saturday, 3 August 2019 21:58 (two weeks ago) link

sorry to miss this big party

conrad, Saturday, 3 August 2019 22:07 (two weeks ago) link

conrad, you miss every party.

Yerac, Sunday, 4 August 2019 03:24 (two weeks ago) link

Ok so I was confused by Conrad but now that I think I e figured out who that is I am sad you missed the party too.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Sunday, 4 August 2019 14:24 (two weeks ago) link

Wait I think I am wrong in thinking I knew who it was but will assume I am still sad because I like to think most ppl are ok despite what lived experience has shown me.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Sunday, 4 August 2019 14:26 (two weeks ago) link


i sent lj an fb message lj do u not check yr fb now or wha

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Sunday, 4 August 2019 16:37 (two weeks ago) link

I know who Conrad is and I was right!

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Sunday, 4 August 2019 18:59 (two weeks ago) link

Shit sorry been put playing cricket all day

imago, Sunday, 4 August 2019 19:13 (two weeks ago) link

Good to hear it went well. I am 15 years out of sync and currently enjoying a quick drink at the former mid 2000s FAP venue the Pineapple in Kentish Town.

(Looked out for the ghosts of Dr C and A N Other as I went past the Bull and Gate earlier)

Luna Schlosser, Sunday, 4 August 2019 19:20 (two weeks ago) link

I went to Berlin the next day so just reviving now to say Herne Hill FAP would be a good idea (to this resident of the area).

I'll revive this late August and see if people are up for that.

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 8 August 2019 10:09 (one week ago) link

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