1970's in NY -- 15 July 2011 - The MIA get together

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1970's in NY -- 15 July 2011 - The MIA get together

Post by g-man » 21:04 Mon 23 May 2011

we seem to be quite thirsty after the build up in excitement that one of our fellow :tpf: from london came to join us for libations in NY.

Alas, I see an offline request missing so this is the place holder!
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Post by Chris Doty » 22:36 Mon 23 May 2011

Wonderful stuff!

I would propose (if it is not too little notice) this Thursday evening, say around 7:30pm?

I don't yet have a feel for which restaurants in nyc are most port appropriate, but i'm sure we'll find something suitable.

Thoughts?

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Post by g-man » 01:46 Tue 24 May 2011

I'm embarassed to say that I can't do a full dinner this thursday but would be able to share a drink before having to head home way out on long island.

where abouts are you? Downtown/midtown?
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Post by Chris Doty » 15:28 Tue 24 May 2011

A drink sounds like a splendid idea.

My office is 52nd and Park, so basically anything in midtown would be cake

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Post by g-man » 18:31 Tue 24 May 2011

oh man,

this is going to require some planning then!

i'm ALLLLLLLLLLLLL the way downtown by wall st.
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Post by jdaw1 » 20:41 Tue 24 May 2011

Port and cake? Not sure that works for me but do report back.

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Post by Glenn E. » 06:16 Wed 25 May 2011

Chris Doty wrote:My office is 52nd and Park, so basically anything in midtown would be cake
g-man wrote:this is going to require some planning then!

i'm ALLLLLLLLLLLLL the way downtown by wall st.
Gentlemen,

New York City, in particular the borough of Manhattan, is equipped with a newfangled travel device called a "subway." Chris may be familiar with the device, as London is apparently also equipped with one. These devices are rumored to make travel quick and easy. Indeed a trip in Manhattan from downtown to midtown or vice versa is rumored to take a mere 15-20 minutes via the A-C-E or 1-2-3.

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Post by jdaw1 » 08:31 Wed 25 May 2011

Subway? One of the little yellow buses with a white light on top?

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Post by g-man » 18:58 Wed 25 May 2011

Glenn E. wrote:
Chris Doty wrote:My office is 52nd and Park, so basically anything in midtown would be cake
g-man wrote:this is going to require some planning then!

i'm ALLLLLLLLLLLLL the way downtown by wall st.
Gentlemen,

New York City, in particular the borough of Manhattan, is equipped with a newfangled travel device called a "subway." Chris may be familiar with the device, as London is apparently also equipped with one. These devices are rumored to make travel quick and easy. Indeed a trip in Manhattan from downtown to midtown or vice versa is rumored to take a mere 15-20 minutes via the A-C-E or 1-2-3.

:roll:
26 minutes on the C, E and 1
15-18 minutes on the A, 2 , 3

and i need to make it the way back =)
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Post by DRT » 19:13 Wed 25 May 2011

I live 185 miles from my regular off-line location. JDAW lives a similar distance away, with the added complication of 26 miles of water being in the way. We both manage to attend many offlines. AHB even manages to cross from the south to the north of the Thames without vaccinations or a passport each time he attends an offline. The NY tasters have no excuse.

We sent Special Agent Doty over there to whip you guys into shape and up your game in the OPM statistics.

Step up boys, America needs you...

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Post by Glenn E. » 23:13 Wed 25 May 2011

g-man wrote:26 minutes on the C, E and 1
15-18 minutes on the A, 2 , 3

and i need to make it the way back =)
You city boys are so pampered. When I worked for Boeing, my commute was an hour and 15 minutes each way. (Uphill both ways, in the snow.) Every time my wife and I go out for dinner in Seattle it's 45 minutes each way. I'm about to drive 35 minutes for my weekly gaming night.

If there was a Port tasting within 20 minutes you wouldn't be able to keep me away!
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Post by DRT » 23:35 Wed 25 May 2011

Glenn E. wrote:When I worked for Boeing, my commute was an hour and 15 minutes each way. (Uphill both ways, in the snow.)
I must admit that I have never been to Washington state, but I am surprised to learn that whichever direction you travel in it is always uphill, even when going back to where you started from earlier in the day :? :lol:
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Post by g-man » 03:13 Thu 26 May 2011

Glenn E. wrote:
g-man wrote:26 minutes on the C, E and 1
15-18 minutes on the A, 2 , 3

and i need to make it the way back =)
You city boys are so pampered. When I worked for Boeing, my commute was an hour and 15 minutes each way. (Uphill both ways, in the snow.) Every time my wife and I go out for dinner in Seattle it's 45 minutes each way. I'm about to drive 35 minutes for my weekly gaming night.

If there was a Port tasting within 20 minutes you wouldn't be able to keep me away!
i still need to get home!!!

which is an hour away out on the island!
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Post by Glenn E. » 00:01 Sat 28 May 2011

DRT wrote:
Glenn E. wrote:When I worked for Boeing, my commute was an hour and 15 minutes each way. (Uphill both ways, in the snow.)
I must admit that I have never been to Washington state, but I am surprised to learn that whichever direction you travel in it is always uphill, even when going back to where you started from earlier in the day :? :lol:
Don't forget that it's in the snow, too. While herding cats.

Travelling in the past is sort of like leaving the North Pole. No matter which way you go, it's always south.

It's possible that this is American slang, of a sort. When an old-timer tells a story, it seems to always go something like this: "Kids these days! They don't understand what hard really is. Their parents drive them to school in their big cushy SUVs. In my day, we had to walk to school! 10 miles! And it was uphill both ways! In the snow!"
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Post by jdaw1 » 00:12 Sat 28 May 2011

No, kids today just don’t hear that properly. In my day, when I was young, ahh, then we had proper hard-luck stories about childhood. Doesn’t happen any more. World has changed. Too long since the war.

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Post by g-man » 18:43 Fri 10 Jun 2011

So Chris,

1970s tasting?

Sushi and I have just the candidate =)
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Post by SushiNorth » 02:13 Sat 18 Jun 2011

g-man wrote:So Chris,

1970s tasting?

Sushi and I have just the candidate =)
I do have such a candidate, how about we propose a date not during this coming week to open it?
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Post by g-man » 21:59 Thu 23 Jun 2011

i believe i have another 1970 lined up

wha'ts a good date for everyone?
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Post by DRT » 22:39 Thu 23 Jun 2011

On 23rd May, g-man wrote:we seem to be quite thirsty
On 23rd June, g-man wrote:wha'ts a good date for everyone?
Respect to g-man for his tenacity and enthusiasm. Team NYC - where are you!
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Post by SushiNorth » 23:37 Mon 27 Jun 2011

DRT wrote:Respect to g-man for his tenacity and enthusiasm. Team NYC - where are you!
Back from Boston and Utica and Arizona and Australia :)

So, I seem to have time in July, which of these days would NYers like?

This Saturday, July 2

Fri July 8

Fri July 15
Sat July 23

Fri July 29
Sat July 30
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Post by jdaw1 » 07:58 Tue 28 Jun 2011

The profile page of Chris Doty says ‟Last visited: 23:02 Wed 25 May 2011”. Perhaps he is away?

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Post by Chris Doty » 16:34 Tue 28 Jun 2011

Greetings Port Friends,

Sorry I have been MIA of late - it's been a rather busy start to the Summer.

I am actually heading to the UK tonight (in town for my sister's graduation from Cambridge on Friday), so I'm going to be free Friday night in London should anyone want to meet up.

As for a NYC offline, I think the only Friday/Saturday in July I could do would be the Friday the 15th.

Again -- sorry to have been offline for so long. Looking forward to meeting the NY crew soon.

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Post by g-man » 17:11 Tue 28 Jun 2011

Perhaps we should find a time suitable for august for chris?

Sushi, I dropped you mail about the 9th.
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Post by Glenn E. » 20:14 Wed 29 Jun 2011

At the rate this is going, might I suggest March 16 or 17, 2012, to coincide with the 2012 American Crossword Puzzle Tournament at the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott?

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Post by SushiNorth » 14:24 Thu 30 Jun 2011

Chris Doty wrote:Sorry I have been MIA of late - it's been a rather busy start to the Summer.
As for a NYC offline, I think the only Friday/Saturday in July I could do would be the Friday the 15th.
Chris, what might be some good days for you?
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