Swimpy
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jan, 2009 09:58 pm
Quote:
Like family are Osso, Roger, Swimpy, and Ms Olga.


Aw, Lil k. <schniff>
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jan, 2009 10:03 pm
I don't want to meet anyone of you. In real life I weigh 430 lbs...have severe acne and a body odor problem. It would really be embarassing...
High Seas
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jan, 2009 10:13 pm
@Frank Apisa,
Frank Apisa wrote:

You were sorely missed High Seas (I like the new moniker)...and we all mentioned that we missed you.

We'll get together some time soon...although Bernie and Jane are not going to be back for a while.

Hope you had a great trip to Berlin.


Ohhhh... I never even knew they were in NY... I'm going back to Paris and Berlin next week; back in NYC February. See if you can round up Thomas (whom I took to my spa's swimming pool, he liked it) and Kicky, and Joe, then first weekend in February we're 5 for a poker game - we can play in the pool, they have a floating green table for true gamblers Smile
High Seas
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jan, 2009 10:19 pm
@Bi-Polar Bear,
Aw, stop this BPB - you, too, can join our poker game: it's a big pool, warm water, nobody knows how much you weigh when you're submerged, and the chlorine is sure to get rid of whatever smell afflicted you in the past SmileSmile
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roger
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jan, 2009 11:01 pm
@bathsheba,
If I had made a list, you would have been there, except I know I would have to spend the next several weeks editing and amending for people I overlooked in haste. That's why I don't do lists.

Thanks, lil'k. That means alot.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Fri 16 Jan, 2009 08:08 am
@Bi-Polar Bear,
Bi-Polar Bear wrote:

I don't want to meet anyone of you. In real life I weigh 430 lbs...have severe acne and a body odor problem. It would really be embarassing...

Don't beat yourself up! One hardly notices the acne under that dreadful beard.
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Fri 16 Jan, 2009 08:36 am
@High Seas,
Helen...

...here's a link to the pictures we took at the dinner with Bernie and Jane.

http://able2know.org/topic/127889-1

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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Fri 16 Jan, 2009 09:11 am
@Linkat,
Meeting Gus would be a disappointment I'm afraid, not as big a disappointment as people feel when they meet me, but still a disappointment.

Gus is like a flower, a red rose if you will, no, a distant clouded mountain, yes, that's better.

A distant clouded mountain which appears to have mystery and beauty and charm, but when reached, is just another lump of earth and clay with polluted rivers and flattened testicles.

Meet somebody else, it will be less harmful to your sense of well-being.

People who have met me have reported back that when they looked up 'crashing bore' in the encyclopedia, my A2k avatar was used as the illustration.

Joe(see also, self-centered twit)Nation
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Fri 16 Jan, 2009 09:17 am
@Joe Nation,
Joe the one thing you never, never, never are...is a bore.

Now if they had said..."goddam conversation hog"...that mighta been closer to the truth. Actually, though, you are a terrific guy to have a drink or dinner with...and you know it!
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Fri 16 Jan, 2009 09:19 am
@Joe Nation,
shame on you, Joe. fishing for compliments so unabashedly. and lying through your teeth, too!
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aidan
 
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Reply Fri 16 Jan, 2009 09:35 am
@Joe Nation,
I thought you seemed like one of the nicest guys in the world- as you do on here. The only surprise to me was you seemed a little shyer than I pictured you being. But when I talked to Mathos on the phone - it was the same deal...Mathos SHY?!
I'd like to meet solipsister. I think she has this sort of creative brilliance that just sparkles like crystalline - she expresses herself more clearly in four words that I can in four pages.
I'd love to meet Fritz (On the Fritz). He's a masterfully funny acronymist.
I'd like to meet Dutchy. Seems like another one of the nicest people in the world.
I'd like to hear Panzade's band play.
I always thought Rap Rap and Hanno seemed interesting- really bright and good writers.
I think Stach would be interesting to talk to about teaching.
I think Farmerman would be interesting to talk to - we could talk about Maine- maybe he could come down to Blue Hill from Eastport and he and Miklos (and Miklos' big dog) could all walk up the blue hill and take and compare photos.

The people in England who I'd like to meet already now who they are and that I'd like to meet them - so far- no go, but Mathos wanted to meet when I was in the US - lost his e-mail but I know his name so I might just show up in Lancashire at that Toby's carvery and ask where he lives...I have to wait til April when he comes back from Thailand - but I'd like to meet him and Flobo (his wife).
I'd be curious to meet Setanta - I think we could raise a ruckus duking it out - maybe Chai2 too - I think they're both smart and funny and it might be fun to scrap.
Frank - you live like 5 miles from where I grew up (East Brunswick). I used to hang out in Johnson's Park.
If you guys all meet in NY this spring - David, Joe, et al - if I'm home I'd love to remeet Joe and spend some time eating with David - maybe we could all do it together.

I'd meet anyone out of curiousity. That's just the way I am - interested, and curious to put a sense of reality to the virtual imagined picture I have.
And sometimes you might even get a friend out of it.



Linkat
 
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Reply Fri 16 Jan, 2009 09:53 am
@Joe Nation,
I could see the harmful part - but I didn't have much of a positive imagine of Gus any way - that is why I figure he couldn't disappoint me.
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Linkat
 
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Reply Fri 16 Jan, 2009 09:58 am
@aidan,
aidan - if you do bump into mathos tell him it was a joke when I called him an old fart. I had heard from him, but called him an old fart for ditching the new A2k and haven't heard from him again.
I would like to meet his wife too - she seems to be fiesty.
Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Fri 16 Jan, 2009 10:23 am
@DrewDad,
that's the second time you've mentioned a beard... I'm clean shaven... but perhaps I should grow one....food for thought...
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Diest TKO
 
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Reply Fri 16 Jan, 2009 10:57 am
I'm not going to mention everyone, but I believe the community's ego is not so fragile that I need to mention everyone. As it's been said already, it's easier to mention who we'd rather not meet. However, there are some posters here that have my special curiosity. No point in pretending we don't have favorites.

Montana - I'd like to meet Montana and then just follow her around town just interacting with people and seeing if she is as nice in real life as she is in the internets. She makes being kind seem effortless.

Joe Nation - What can I say? We've both got our signature monikers. I've always zoomed in on his posts.

Farmerman - I love people with such a wealth of knowledge. He knows his ****, and I respect him for it. I think his excellent eye for observation in his field would translate to his observations on the world at large. I imagine it would be very cool to chat.

Ticomaya - Such an asshole, but sharp as a tack. I gotta love it. I can't imagine having a bad time. He's not a afraid to get dirty, but can take it as well as dish it out. He reminds me of my good friend Alex who I've never agreed with anything on but in the name of sport is quite level headed.

Neologist (MIA) - He was one of the most reasonable people in the S&R forums in my opinion. He was honest about things being simply his view or opinion and was quite frank about how he knew they would be received by others. Also a coffee lover. Lots of life experience, seems like he could share some good stuff.

Dagmaraka - Sometimes character jumps off the page. Dag just seems cool. I don't know much about her, but what I've read is intriguing.

Littlek - I love her posts. I don't know if others are like me, but I always end up trying to imagine everyone in RL as they are in A2K. Littlek is one of those people I try to imagine. I wonder how far off I am?

Cyclo - I just think we'd get along really well.

The Pentacle Queen - I want to meet some A2Ker from over seas as well, the first one that comes to mind is PQ. She seems fun and in terms of traveling and getting a closer look at England through the eyes of my generation wold be cool.

OGIONIK - I just wanna hang out, listen to loud music, and play video games with this guy. Simple.

CI - I already met CI, but it was so cool, I think I need to do it again.

sozobe - I just get the impression, she'd be able to share quite a bit of life knowledge. I very much respect her posts.

engineer - Every post of his is incredibly potent. Very clear with his thoughts and reasoning. I'm a real wordy guy, but I can appreciate the ability to say more with less. I could learn a thing or too. Plus I'm an engineer too! We could talk shop!

Marty Barker - Minor internet crush... Moving on.

maporsche - I think he said he's coming out to DC for a marathon in March, so we might get to meet. As a young professionals, I think he might be able to offer some next step kind of advice.

Nick Ashley - Every time, I see your name all I can think is...


Robert Gentel - I'd love to sit down and talk to him about why we need the bikini girl back... lol...

Bumble Bee Boogie - An afternoon of exchanging "did you know that" with BBB would be really cool.

Foxfyre - I'd like to temper my own opinions about who she is based on what I read of hers with who she is in real life. Basically, I'd like to test myself to see if my construct of her is off base.

Lastly, I'd love to just gather all the old farts (gus, edgar, et al) and sit on a front porch and shout at neighborhood kids "Get off my Lawn!!!!"

T
K
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Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 16 Jan, 2009 11:03 am
I completely agree about Neo . . . and i miss him, too. I suspect that all is well with him, and that he just didn't want to deal with the new format--his participation was tailing off before the change.
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littlek
 
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Reply Sat 17 Jan, 2009 11:55 am
@Bi-Polar Bear,
And backhair!
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Sat 17 Jan, 2009 12:06 pm
@Linkat,
I thought Mathos was just a second avatar of Spendius. Gave Spendius someone to argue with whom he thought to be his intellectual equal! ;-}
For some reason, I thought that had been determined way back. Am I wrong about that?
rosborne979
 
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Reply Sat 17 Jan, 2009 12:34 pm
@Frank Apisa,
Frank Apisa wrote:
I thought Mathos was just a second avatar of Spendius. Gave Spendius someone to argue with whom he thought to be his intellectual equal! ;-}
For some reason, I thought that had been determined way back. Am I wrong about that?

I thought the same thing, but was never sure.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 17 Jan, 2009 05:17 pm
@rosborne979,
I decided that I was sure they are different, after probably years of being sure they're the same person. I miss Mathos recently, don't know if he's posted in a while since I don't often tune to the Brit thread anymore. Mathos has shown some very interesting travel diaries here, Frank. (Hint for searching, put Travel into the search box if it isn't already in the Popular Tags list - or ask, and I'll look them up.)
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