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This Monday, early evening?

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

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

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

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

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

mmmm.... somewhere new...

Tim (Tim), Thursday, 19 September 2002 13:02 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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...

http://www.fancyapint.com/thepubs/pub30.htm

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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen years ago) link

Central Line and Bakerloo Line? Sounds like Oxford Circus:

http://www.fancyapint.com/tube/stations/T196.htm

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

yeah i'm in

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

OK Marcello good idea.

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

ILXers are easy to spot, trust your senses.

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

esp smell

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

I say the WIndmill. What does everyone else say?

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

Hic!

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

I'll be there around six, Jon.

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

larfed if u please

w.a nozzle

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

that's where i'm going

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

Did I mention I'm gagging for ale?

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

GO GO GO GO GO

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

Yes pls.

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

Bastards.

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

f apathy

conrad, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 09:14 (six months ago) link

So what’s the plan then? When are you free ET?

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 09:44 (six months ago) link

7th is best, but could do Friday for a bit.

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 09:58 (six months ago) link

not to jump confusingly in ahead of this but geeta dayal is calling for a nice big london birthday celebration gathering for her eve of fri 15 nov (location tbd)

come one come all :) but she specifically mentioned you xyzzzz__ so be there if possible!

mark s, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 11:13 (six months ago) link

Oh cool, yes do inform of location and I shall be there :)

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 11:24 (six months ago) link

I will be at the mtn gts show on the 15th!!

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 16:53 (six months ago) link

So what’s the plan then? When are you free ET?

I'm going to be at The Raincoats gig on the 10th, but have most other nights (8, 9, 11) free. Heading up north after that and won't be back in London until the 21st.

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 20:48 (six months ago) link

Actually could do any of those though 8th is best

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 21:47 (six months ago) link

There's a pretty good chance I'm going to go to this Graham Duff and Adam Curtis talk on the 8th. Perhaps the 9th?

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 6 November 2019 02:40 (six months ago) link

any ideas for a good geetaFAP locale this friday?

(large-ish rather than small, centralish rather than hackneyside)

mark s, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 14:10 (six months ago) link

*takes out year-long hourglass, turns it over*

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 14:34 (six months ago) link

Lexington obvs!

santa clause four (suzy), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 15:35 (six months ago) link

geeta has opted for the racketeer nr kings X, from 6

mark s, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 20:38 (six months ago) link

Racketeer is a good choice. I have never been to a FAP but aspire to do so within my earthly existence.

britain's secret sauce (seandalai), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 05:46 (six months ago) link

See you then!!

(Elvis - sorry I couldn't get to arrange anything, weekend filled up with duty all of a sudden)

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 07:30 (six months ago) link

I'm going to try to make it to the Racketeer in between engagements this evening, I'm not sure whether it will be possible.

Anyone fancying a hang-out on Sunday afternoon might note that we're convening a rare Hangover Lounge on Sunday at the Pembury Tavern in Hackney, all welcome, no action expected apart from some ale soaked relaxing.

Tim, Friday, 15 November 2019 10:17 (six months ago) link

bit of a step for me

mark s, Friday, 15 November 2019 11:39 (six months ago) link

Yes, I'm going to a birthday thing for someone in the work tonight - also in Kings Cross, coincidentally - so unlikely to show.

'Skills' Wallace (Tom D.), Friday, 15 November 2019 12:09 (six months ago) link

Another US ilxor is in London tonight, playing a virtually sold-out Shepherd's Bush Empire lol

I am working until evening and unlikely to show for anything :( unless really persuaded. & tt is seeing Dashboard Confessional ffs

imago, Friday, 15 November 2019 12:36 (six months ago) link

COME ON PEOPLE

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 15 November 2019 13:17 (six months ago) link

to be clear i'm coming to this as shd everyone, my joke abt the distance to the pembury may have landed wrong

mark s, Friday, 15 November 2019 13:20 (six months ago) link

OK! See all you tankies, trots and lefty scum later!

santa clause four (suzy), Friday, 15 November 2019 13:23 (six months ago) link

look out for my gold trot hat

mark s, Friday, 15 November 2019 13:25 (six months ago) link

This additional US ILXOR will be seeing aforementioned other US ILXOR at said gig and is super excited tho sad to miss FAP.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Friday, 15 November 2019 18:11 (six months ago) link

"I'm going to try to make it to the Racketeer in between engagements this evening, I'm not sure whether it will be possible."

Try hard. We're building socialism here.

xyzzzz__, Friday, 15 November 2019 18:58 (six months ago) link

Hacking the WiFi in this place

xyzzzz__, Friday, 15 November 2019 18:58 (six months ago) link

There by 8.

santa clause four (suzy), Friday, 15 November 2019 19:09 (six months ago) link

two weeks pass...

pre-Christmas?

britain's secret sauce (seandalai), Thursday, 5 December 2019 01:01 (five months ago) link

Could happen

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 5 December 2019 10:59 (five months ago) link

You've never attended one right? What's a good day for you?

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 5 December 2019 11:00 (five months ago) link

oh we can do a pre-christmas one surely. be good to see you seandalai.

Fizzles, Thursday, 5 December 2019 20:56 (five months ago) link

Early next week?

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Thursday, 12 December 2019 21:01 (five months ago) link

I'd be up for that. Would do us all some good maybe, considering current events.

Daniel_Rf, Thursday, 12 December 2019 23:42 (five months ago) link

Can’t do but I will come to one eventually, promise I am better company irl than on ilx

gyac, Thursday, 12 December 2019 23:50 (five months ago) link

Surely this is needed now more than ever.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Friday, 13 December 2019 22:05 (five months ago) link

i'll be central for an early finish pint if anyone's interested.

Fizzles, Friday, 20 December 2019 12:52 (five months ago) link

Up for a drink too!

xyzzzz__, Friday, 20 December 2019 13:25 (five months ago) link

Black Eye Friday

koogs, Friday, 20 December 2019 13:27 (five months ago) link

if it's just me and thee, comrade, then i'd suggest Herne Hill, as it's likely to be a bit quieter. i've got a final meeting now, which I'm going to do down the pub, and then i'll be winging my way central/Herne Hill-wards, for about four.

Fizzles, Friday, 20 December 2019 13:42 (five months ago) link

👍

xyzzzz__, Friday, 20 December 2019 13:48 (five months ago) link

Wait, is this ILX FAP TONIGHT ??

the pinefox, Friday, 20 December 2019 14:06 (five months ago) link

oh not really, i just fancied an early doors post work pre christmas pint and was angling to see who was around! i don’t want to be out all evening, especially after the christmas party last night. i feel slightly dire.

Fizzles, Friday, 20 December 2019 15:04 (five months ago) link

one month passes...

Please see ILB, fap on 6th Feb for those who want to.

xyzzzz__, Friday, 24 January 2020 10:32 (four months ago) link

Tonight, see ILB for details

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 6 February 2020 11:09 (three months ago) link

Haha I note that the details available on ILB are "usual place" and no time mentioned.

Tim, Thursday, 6 February 2020 13:09 (three months ago) link

Haha sorry to anyone who was thinking about this will update now

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 6 February 2020 13:11 (three months ago) link

Just in case, "usual place" is the Royal Oak, Nebraska St SE1 (near Borough tube station) and I'll be there by 6, and everyone's welcome.

Tim, Thursday, 6 February 2020 13:11 (three months ago) link

i'm aiming for 6ish also, newfangled absence of a direct bus permitting >:(

mark s, Thursday, 6 February 2020 16:11 (three months ago) link

We're doing a little launch for the Mary Butts book I've done (and which some of you have seen) - it's a week today, Thursday 27th at the bookartsbookshop from 6.30 to 8 or so, likely pub after. It'd be lovely to see all or any of you.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B8szLA8nXGV/

Details of the project: https://thehalfpintpress.wordpress.com/imaginary-letters-by-mary-butts/ - this will be on show in the windows of the bookshop for most of March if you're passing and want a look.

Tim, Thursday, 20 February 2020 09:35 (three months ago) link

Bah, I think I'm booked on the day, but I pass by it all the time next to the Kieran Doherty mural on my way home, so I'll be sure to come by.

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 21 February 2020 11:50 (three months ago) link


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