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Carys

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quote:
Originally posted by Arrietty:
quote:
Originally posted by Gill H:
that was when I accidentally baptised Sven the Moose in a cup of tea

I'd forgotten that!

[Killing me]

It was coffee!

Carys

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So, who has been to the most shipmeets? Motherboard's name seems to show up a large number of times, as does Alan Cresswell's.

I just know that I had an absolute ball at the Colorado meet when Ozzie met Harriet! [Big Grin]

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Alan Cresswell

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I think the last time we tried to work out who'd been to the most meets, which was a couple of years ago now, it was a close run thing between me and Spike. I admit I have actually lost count. And, there's always the "what counts as a Shipmeet?" question. Does my meeting up with Dana count? Or, the weddings between Shipmates I've been too?

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Spike

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I've lost count too, so let's call it quits [Big Grin]

Of course, Gambit was well on the way to being the highest attender [Votive]

[ 19. March 2008, 12:37: Message edited by: Spike ]

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Sioni Sais
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quote:
Originally posted by Carys:
quote:
Originally posted by Arrietty:
quote:
Originally posted by Gill H:
that was when I accidentally baptised Sven the Moose in a cup of tea

I'd forgotten that!

[Killing me]

It was coffee!

Carys

I suppose it would have to be. Wasn't Sven a Lutheran moose? Aren't all moose Lutheran? And we know that Lutherans run on coffee.

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Zwingli
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quote:
Originally posted by Zwingli:
First Canberra meet was in June 2003..... The next meet here was a couple of months later when AdamPater flew over from Perth on business and met myself, jugular, The Mid and Magnum Mysterium for dinner.

Actually I remember Marama and Mr Marama attended also. We went to a little Greek place for dinner and I had ouzo for the first time.
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quote:
Originally posted by comet:
quote:
Originally posted by Ancient Mariner:
And Mamacita, if I can be 'Media Tart' surely you can be 'Attention Slut'? [Biased]

great minds think alike. I was thinking, Hammy: Attention Slut

[Big Grin]
(because we love you, of course, mama!)

Just for you guys.

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from Gillian...
quote:

Remembering the girly weekend - that was when I accidentally baptised Sven the Moose in a cup of tea. I have not laughed so much as I did that weekend, before or since. So much fun!

I have that photo of all of us in the tea shop close to me every day. I loved that meet! It was beyond wonderful, except of course, for Carys fall down the castle steps. [Eek!]

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Marama
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quote:
Originally posted by Zwingli:
quote:
Originally posted by Zwingli:
First Canberra meet was in June 2003..... The next meet here was a couple of months later when AdamPater flew over from Perth on business and met myself, jugular, The Mid and Magnum Mysterium for dinner.

Actually I remember Marama and Mr Marama attended also. We went to a little Greek place for dinner and I had ouzo for the first time.
Yes, the place by the cinema in Manuka. It was the night Bush flew into Canberra for some shindig - I remember because lots of the roads were closed and we had difficulty getting to Manuka.
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Paul W.

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I've lost count of the number of meets too, there was a period of a couple of years when we had loads in the north of England, and they all tend to blend together. Probably because most of them involved alcohol...

For the record, my "Shipmates I have met" list (the ones I can remember, at least) currently stands at 161, including 17 current or former hosts, and 7 current or former admins + editors.

Paul W
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Joan Rasch
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First Boston area meet I can recall was mid-Sept 2003: yours truly, Benedicite & spouse plus jlg all met at the SSJE monastery on a Sunday morning, followed by brunch at a restaurant in nearby Somerville.

Anyone remember an earlier meet?

cheers from Boston, Joan

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AdamPater
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quote:
Originally posted by Marama:
quote:
Originally posted by Zwingli:
....We went to a little Greek place for dinner and I had ouzo for the first time.

Yes, the place by the cinema in Manuka. It was the night Bush flew into Canberra for some shindig - I remember because lots of the roads were closed and we had difficulty getting to Manuka.
The little Greek place was delightful, as was the meet. Less delightful was waiting for over an hour on the tarmac until GWB departure: two late passengers meant we missed the departure window before the entire airspace shut down for Air Force 1. (The two tardies weren't allowed on, and their baggage removed.)

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Moo

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I think the first New Hampshire shipmeet took place in Keene sometime in the last two years. Those who attended can supply the details.

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Arrietty

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Wasn't there a surreal or surrealists meet? I'm pretty sure Vikki Pollard went on that.

Does anyone remember when the first Brum meet was?

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Chorister

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And who could forget the Unmeet (arranged by Arch_deacon), where we all posted what a good time we didn't have and where there were lots of links to nonexistent photos. I think the Unmeet was held on 29th Feb in a year which didn't have a 29th Feb (but I forget which one). That was almost as funny as when N.O. called Erin to Hell as an Apr 1st spoof. Almost as funny but not quite.

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Smudgie

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September 2003 was the first (and I think the only) Alton Towers Meet organised and orchestrated by the incredible Ed_m. Present were: Gracious Rebel (whose family firmly refused to associate with those 'strange internet people') Ed, Marvin the Martian, Pipkin and Mr P and the Pipkinettes, Annie P, Tom Day, TheGreenT (now commonly known as Emma!), Smudgie and the Smudgelets.

Was August 2003 the first Sidmouth Meet ? I can't remember if there was another one before this - I don't think so. Present at that one were: Smudgie and the Smudgelets, Neverconforming, Atlanta, Quizmaster, Chorister, Traveller and Garfield

Anyone remember when the first Family Meet was? I'm sure I have photos of that somewhere, but goodness knows where.

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Emma Louise

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quote:
Originally posted by Paul W.:
I've lost count of the number of meets too, there was a period of a couple of years when we had loads in the north of England, and they all tend to blend together. Probably because most of them involved alcohol...

For the record, my "Shipmates I have met" list (the ones I can remember, at least) currently stands at 161, including 17 current or former hosts, and 7 current or former admins + editors.

Paul W
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I remember I went to tons of meets in 03/04 - lots of regular meets in various places.

I cant believe I've just sat and counted shipmates I can remember meeting (as opposed to those that were at meets I was at but I cant remember meeting them) and spookily my number so far is also 161....

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Alan Cresswell

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The last time I did the "how many Shipmates have you met?" exercise (which, IIRC, was on a Circus thread a couple of years back) I got to well over 200 ...

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frin

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I was talking with a former shipmate yesterday and we think that the first Leeds Christmas meet was in December 2002 at Bar 88 - the Asian restaurant which serves everything with roast potatoes and boiled veg on the side. Was that the first meet - or was there a Chr ?

Or was the first meet that in which four mystery shipmates gathered to Mystery Worship St George's church, which was probably in the spring of 2000? Does that count as a meet? Adjudication please.

'frin

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Kelly Alves

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quote:
Originally posted by basso:
The first NoCal meet that I'm aware of was in the spring of 2003. I'd been lurking and the announcement of a meet in San Francisco prompted me to register and say I'd like to come.

Kelly Alves was organizing, and Ian Climacus was coming to town from Oz. I think duchess was there too -- but I wasn't, because I realized belatedly that the nonliturgical types who scheduled the meet ( [Razz] ) had selected Palm Sunday, and I couldn't get away from the choir that day. The first shipmeet that I attended was the first NoCal pizza meet, in San Mateo.

Kelly, do you know of an earlier one around here?

[Big Grin]

That's the first one I can remember as well. It was spawned by 2 threads-- One titled "What is up with NoCal?" started by me, in which I expressed extreme jealously over the consistency of SoCal meets and wondered why we couldn't get it together up North.

Attendees were Golden Key, Madake, Ian Climacus, Duch,me,.. and I feel like I'm missing someone.

Trivia: me and Duch had a little mini-meet prior to the big meet to get the ball rolling.

More trivia-- the first are meet thread was titled "NoCal Ice Cream meet" and the garment rending and wailing that ensued by non-NoCal shipmates who scrambled onto the thread hoping for the coolest recipe ever `started the tradition of putting a food in our meet titles. So far, there is at least one complaint every time we pull this trick [Big Grin]

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Carys

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quote:
Originally posted by Arrietty:
Does anyone remember when the first Brum meet was?

I put it as summer '01 on the first page of this thread.

Carys (who wonders how many shipmates she has met)

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Jengie jon

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Another date, this time a definite and I will let you know if I have pictures.

The first and only Small Fires Ship meet was 10th November 2002, I am looking to see if I still have pics.

Jengie

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Ye Olde Motherboarde
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quote:
Originally posted by Alan Cresswell:
The last time I did the "how many Shipmates have you met?" exercise (which, IIRC, was on a Circus thread a couple of years back) I got to well over 200 ...

Yep, Alan, YOU'RE THE MAN! Even Simon possibly might have you beat, though. And I remember that you and I were at the Scarborough meet that [Eek!] had Simon, Ancient Mariner AND Rev. Gerald in attendance. Except for the Southwark Pilgrimage, I can't remember the "HOLY TRIO" being together in one place at one time, can you?

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Chorister

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In discussion with Apothecary, and also lining it up with the Buxton meet already mentioned, I've now managed to pin the first Chesterfield meet down to August 2005. We should have called it the 'Wonky Spire meet'.

That would make the Abergavenny meet the previous year, August 2004. It had to be held outside the pub, because someone brought a dog. Birdie brought a plastic duck, just like the one on her avatar, to put on the table to advertise our presence.

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Jengie jon

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Small Fires Meet Continued :

I still have pictures and webpages I put together afterwards. Would people like me to put these up again?

Jengie

[ 31. March 2008, 17:27: Message edited by: Jengie Jon ]

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Yes, please!

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Jengie jon

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Here it is almost working properly. People are properly labelled if you click on the pictures.

Jengie

[ 31. March 2008, 18:37: Message edited by: Jengie Jon ]

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Marvin the Martian

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quote:
Originally posted by Spike:
Of course, Gambit was well on the way to being the highest attender [Votive]

Speaking of which, was the First Annual Gambit Memorial Meet the first (offline) Ship's Wake?

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quote:
Originally posted by Ye Olde Motherboarde:
And I remember that you and I were at the Scarborough meet that [Eek!] had Simon, Ancient Mariner AND Rev. Gerald in attendance.

Has anyone ever seen SteveTom in the same room as these guys? I'm beginning to wonder if they are his secret identity....

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Ye Olde Motherboarde
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Okay shippies,

now we all have the information wrotten down, who is going to make up "THE DEFINITIVE MEETS LIST?" In order, with attendees? Surely someone put there is a whiz with a spreadsheet.

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Chorister

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I think you will find much of the information already incorporated into the new site (10 years on the Ship feature).

H'n'E, you already know that SteveTom is the embodiment of the Holy Trinity, so stop stirring.

[ 01. April 2008, 11:24: Message edited by: Chorister ]

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holly

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Just wondering if the Mad Tour 03 should get a mention due to the amount of places/meets & people it actually involved?

Holly xxx

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multipara
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Nunc, Kit Kat, Cusanus and I met at the CCSL orchestral Mass ( Mozart's Coronation if I recall correctly) in September 2002; we ended up at the Houseof Guangzhou restaurant nearby afterwards along with radagasty (a long-disappeared alt.worship gent who couldn't cop the A-C thing)

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Kelly Alves

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quote:
Originally posted by Chorister:
I think you will find much of the information already incorporated into the new site (10 years on the Ship feature).


I guess the San Francisco info missed a deadline of some sort.

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