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#312240 - 15/07/2008 21:19 California Welcome for andym and Amy
Robotic
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Registered: 06/04/2005
Posts: 2026
Loc: Seattle transplant
Originally Posted By: andym
Okay, we're in SF from 6th to 8th of Sept. LA from 11th to 13th and back to SF on the 19th.


Let's get together for dinner and drinks!

Who's in?


Edited by Robotic (15/07/2008 21:20)
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#312426 - 25/07/2008 13:48 Re: California Welcome for andym and Amy [Re: Robotic]
Robotic
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Registered: 06/04/2005
Posts: 2026
Loc: Seattle transplant
A quick bump.

I've PM'ed several Northern California BBS members that I know, but haven't heard a peep back.
I guess everyone's having a fun-filled summer!

Not to worry, Andy- we'll get something together when you get here.
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#312465 - 26/07/2008 17:13 Re: California Welcome for andym and Amy [Re: Robotic]
andym
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Registered: 17/01/2002
Posts: 3978
Loc: Manchester UK
Don't worry, even if it just ends up being the three of us it should be good. Because we've got a couple of days in SF we'd probably like to make it there, which should be okay for you shouldn't it?

We were thinking of going to the Stinking Rose, maybe not as great as the curry place we took you to in Leeds, but hey! I'm a real garlic fan so it sounds perfect.

The only night we've got something planned for is the Sunday (7th) when we head off to Alcatraz for the evening.
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#312466 - 26/07/2008 18:08 Re: California Welcome for andym and Amy [Re: andym]
mlord
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Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 13879
Loc: Canada
The Stinking Rose was incredibly excellent when I was there, years ago. Hopefully things haven't changed since then!

Cheers

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#312468 - 26/07/2008 20:39 Re: California Welcome for andym and Amy [Re: andym]
g_attrill
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Registered: 14/04/2002
Posts: 1172
Loc: Hants, UK
We stopped off at the outlets in Gilroy (garlic city), tried a garlic jelly bean at the Jelly Belly shop. It was.... interesting!

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#312668 - 03/08/2008 14:58 Re: California Welcome for andym and Amy [Re: g_attrill]
andym
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Registered: 17/01/2002
Posts: 3978
Loc: Manchester UK
Okay we'll set a date of the 6th (Saturday), we're flying in that morning from NY. How are you fixed for that night Stew?
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#312700 - 04/08/2008 16:05 Re: California Welcome for andym and Amy [Re: andym]
Robotic
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Registered: 06/04/2005
Posts: 2026
Loc: Seattle transplant
The evening of the 6th is fine with me!

How is your transportation? Need a lift?
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#312711 - 04/08/2008 17:57 Re: California Welcome for andym and Amy [Re: andym]
mlord
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Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 13879
Loc: Canada
Originally Posted By: andym
Okay we'll set a date of the 6th (Saturday)

You'll be sleepy.. (3hrs of fresh jet lag)

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#312712 - 04/08/2008 18:49 Re: California Welcome for andym and Amy [Re: Robotic]
andym
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Registered: 17/01/2002
Posts: 3978
Loc: Manchester UK
Originally Posted By: Robotic
The evening of the 6th is fine with me!

How is your transportation? Need a lift?


We'll have a car, but the restaurant is only 0.9 miles away from the hotel, so we could probably walk it.
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#312713 - 04/08/2008 18:51 Re: California Welcome for andym and Amy [Re: mlord]
andym
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Registered: 17/01/2002
Posts: 3978
Loc: Manchester UK
Originally Posted By: mlord
Originally Posted By: andym
Okay we'll set a date of the 6th (Saturday)

You'll be sleepy.. (3hrs of fresh jet lag)


Probably have a snooze on the plane, if not plenty of caffeine should do the trick.
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#312734 - 05/08/2008 15:55 Re: California Welcome for andym and Amy [Re: andym]
Robotic
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Registered: 06/04/2005
Posts: 2026
Loc: Seattle transplant
Just for fun, here's some links to cable car info-
Recent Wired article
The Cable Car Museum
This year's Bell-ringing Champion
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#312959 - 13/08/2008 14:50 Re: California Welcome for andym and Amy [Re: Robotic]
jbauer
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Registered: 08/05/2000
Posts: 1429
Loc: San Francisco, CA
Oops. Did I miss the get together?

- Jon

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#312962 - 13/08/2008 14:55 Re: California Welcome for andym and Amy [Re: jbauer]
Robotic
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Registered: 06/04/2005
Posts: 2026
Loc: Seattle transplant
Originally Posted By: jbauer
Oops. Did I miss the get together?

- Jon
Nope- you're right on time.
We're looking at September 6th.
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#313024 - 15/08/2008 02:41 Re: California Welcome for andym and Amy [Re: Robotic]
Robotic
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Registered: 06/04/2005
Posts: 2026
Loc: Seattle transplant
Well, I couldn't reserve a table for 8 online, but calling them worked. lol

We're set for September 6th at 8pm.

http://www.thestinkingrose.com/

So far the list is
Andy
Amy
Stew
Hugo
Peter
Mike?
Jon?


Edited by Robotic (15/08/2008 02:43)
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#313056 - 18/08/2008 04:31 Re: California Welcome for andym and Amy [Re: Robotic]
jbauer
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Registered: 08/05/2000
Posts: 1429
Loc: San Francisco, CA
Cool. Please count me in!

- Jon

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#313070 - 18/08/2008 14:46 Re: California Welcome for andym and Amy [Re: jbauer]
Robotic
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Registered: 06/04/2005
Posts: 2026
Loc: Seattle transplant
Nice, Jon!

Has anyone seen or heard from Matthew?
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#313114 - 19/08/2008 21:54 Re: California Welcome for andym and Amy [Re: Robotic]
matthew_k
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Registered: 12/02/2002
Posts: 2296
Loc: Berkeley, California
I'm around. I've got a job that weekend that might or might not pan out. If it doesn't, I'll be there.

Matthew

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#313115 - 19/08/2008 22:38 Re: California Welcome for andym and Amy [Re: matthew_k]
Robotic
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Registered: 06/04/2005
Posts: 2026
Loc: Seattle transplant
Hope to see you there!

update:
Andy
Amy
Stew
Hugo
Peter
Jon
Mike- maybe nope
Matthew- maybe


Edited by Robotic (20/08/2008 14:43)
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#313523 - 03/09/2008 20:16 Re: California Welcome for andym and Amy [Re: Robotic]
Robotic
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Registered: 06/04/2005
Posts: 2026
Loc: Seattle transplant
Please don't forget we're on for Saturday night!
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#313545 - 03/09/2008 21:27 Re: California Welcome for andym and Amy [Re: Robotic]
andym
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Registered: 17/01/2002
Posts: 3978
Loc: Manchester UK
We've made it to New York, currently sitting in our tiny hotel room trying not to fall asleep!
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#313562 - 03/09/2008 23:55 Re: California Welcome for andym and Amy [Re: andym]
gbeer
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Registered: 17/12/2000
Posts: 2659
Loc: Manteca, California
7:30pm EST seems like a good time to take a nap after a long flight.


Edited by gbeer (04/09/2008 01:23)
Edit Reason: Shhh... Ok I put it in small type
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#313568 - 04/09/2008 00:40 Re: California Welcome for andym and Amy [Re: gbeer]
wfaulk
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Registered: 25/12/2000
Posts: 16706
Loc: Raleigh, NC US
Ssshh. You'll wake him.
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#313687 - 06/09/2008 22:58 Re: California Welcome for andym and Amy [Re: andym]
Robotic
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Registered: 06/04/2005
Posts: 2026
Loc: Seattle transplant
6PM now and I'm a few minutes away from heading out my door to meet up at the Stinking Rose.
Hope everyone can make it!
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#313871 - 09/09/2008 23:09 Re: California Welcome for andym and Amy [Re: Robotic]
andym
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Registered: 17/01/2002
Posts: 3978
Loc: Manchester UK
We had a great time, thanks to Stew for organising it and thanks to Jon, Hugo, Peter and Neil for joining us. Here's a photo I took at the end of the night:



Attachments
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#313876 - 10/09/2008 00:14 Re: California Welcome for andym and Amy [Re: andym]
wfaulk
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Registered: 25/12/2000
Posts: 16706
Loc: Raleigh, NC US
What's Peter doing in California?
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#313877 - 10/09/2008 00:23 Re: California Welcome for andym and Amy [Re: wfaulk]
andym
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Registered: 17/01/2002
Posts: 3978
Loc: Manchester UK
Extended holiday I think. Although when Hugo mentioned it I assumed he was being courted by Apple.
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#313886 - 10/09/2008 03:36 Re: California Welcome for andym and Amy [Re: andym]
Robotic
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Registered: 06/04/2005
Posts: 2026
Loc: Seattle transplant
That was a lot of fun!
The garlic was fun, too, but a bit overwhelming.

Hope you guys enjoyed San Francisco!
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#314647 - 03/10/2008 15:44 Re: California Welcome for andym and Amy [Re: wfaulk]
peter
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Registered: 13/07/2000
Posts: 4147
Loc: Cambridge, England
Quote:
What's Peter doing in California?

At the moment of that particular photo, I was engaged in being awestruck by Gilroy garlic ice-cream; more generally, judging by what's on my camera's memory card, I was engaged in being awestruck by Sequoia sempervirens; but really I was on my way to catch up with some old friends in New Zealand, and taking advantage of the stopover to catch up with some further old friends. I only got back home today.

And while it would be quite flattering to be courted by Apple, I'm sure that the Apple employees sitting each side of me in that photo both know that there wouldn't be any point, as I wouldn't be up for moving to California...

Peter

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