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Old 01-25-2008, 10:31 PM   #46
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Flagstaff station won't be open though, will it? I know it's closed weekends, so I assumed it wouldn't be open on a public holiday either.
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Old 01-25-2008, 10:33 PM   #47
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flag staf flooks good to me , i will try and round up cin and danny to come up on the same train and will let you know asap .
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Old 01-25-2008, 10:40 PM   #48
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But Flagstaff isn't even a real station... It pretends to be, but it isn't. Just like East Richmond and Burnley stations.

Sorry y'all, but I can't make it - I have a cousin coming to live with us, and I have to redesign my room so that two people can live in it. Disappointing I know, but that's life.

Ax, I will probably see you around uni though! And, of course, everyone at the Feb proper meet!
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Old 01-25-2008, 10:55 PM   #49
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Oh, that's a shame you won't be able to make it this time around. Hopefully I will see you at university! Well, at least it sounds like there will be five of us, so that's cool. Hopefully we'll be able to get a few more to something in February.

And by the looks of things, Flagstaff Gardens suits everybody much more than Royal Park, so let's go with that!
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Old 01-25-2008, 11:03 PM   #50
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Yeah ... I just checked and the train doesn't stop at Flagstaff, being a public holiday and all. Never mind, I can just hop off at Spencer or Melbourne Central ... it's not too far

I should be able to get the 4.30 pm train into town ... takes about 20 minutes to get in, so if I get there about 5, is that a problem with anyone?? You don't have to wait for me of course ... there's no trouble if I head down myself.
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Old 01-25-2008, 11:04 PM   #51
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Wow, good luck with redesigning your room, major-panic!

This is such a great idea!! But unfortunately I don't think I'll be able to make it either... I begin my new career the very next day, and am using Monday to finish planning and organising everything... I'm so scared, lol! I can't get used to the idea that I'm not going back to uni this year!!!

Anyway, would definitely like to come to the Feb meet-up though (and U2-3D, if it happens)!

I hope everyone has a fab time on Monday! Well done Axver for organising this!
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Old 01-25-2008, 11:11 PM   #52
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Shame you can't make it either! But I never really expected many people to be able to get there at such short notice. I only suggested it on the spur of the moment anyway, to convert our talk into action and get something going as a lead-up to a proper February meeting. I'm thinking that for February, we should meet somewhere where we can put on a U2 bootleg or something.

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Yeah ... I just checked and the train doesn't stop at Flagstaff, being a public holiday and all. Never mind, I can just hop off at Spencer or Melbourne Central ... it's not too far

I should be able to get the 4.30 pm train into town ... takes about 20 minutes to get in, so if I get there about 5, is that a problem with anyone?? You don't have to wait for me of course ... there's no trouble if I head down myself.
You'd really think that there'd be enough demand to keep Flagstaff open on non-working days, but evidently not. Bah! If the others want to meet at Spencer Street station, I can meet them there at say 4pm and we'll make our way up to Flagstaff Gardens and I'll text you to let you know where we are precisely.
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Old 01-25-2008, 11:16 PM   #53
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Precisely. Crowdies fans for the win!

Though does mis-spelling 'Melburnian' as 'Melbournian' tarnish one's coolness?
Crowdies

And I'm not sure why people spell "Melburnian" that way... we don't live in "Melburne" after all.
So I take it as a point of stubborn (and spellingnazi-esque) pride to be a Melbournian, or Melbournite, as the case may be...



I'll definitely be there for the February meet-up! As long as it's not on the day I'm seeing John Butler Trio/Waifs/Clare Bowditch
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Old 01-25-2008, 11:40 PM   #55
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And I'm not sure why people spell "Melburnian" that way... we don't live in "Melburne" after all.
So I take it as a point of stubborn (and spellingnazi-esque) pride to be a Melbournian, or Melbournite, as the case may be...

I think 'Melburnian' is a hangover from all those UK places that don't make sense. Manchester --> Mancunian, Glasgow --> Glaswegian, that sort of thing. Plus it is closer to the pronunciation, and we all know how lazy Aussies are at English.

Incidentally, ask a Kiwi like me and we're actually in Millburn.
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^ Fair point... I'm sticking by my spelling, though

It's always amusing to hear people from the USA etc. actually pronounce "Melbourne" the way it's spelled, instead of "Melbun"
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It's always amusing to hear people from the USA etc. actually pronounce "Melbourne" the way it's spelled, instead of "Melbun"
Yes. I've spoken to a couple who couldn't even really get their mouths around the correct pronunciation. They keep wanting to pronounce the 'r'. I suppose it's no surprise, as Americans really love emphasising 'r'.

What's even funnier is playing cricket with Americans. They just ... don't get it at all. I never knew how many ways you could wield a cricket bat until I tried to teach the game to some Yanks.
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Old 01-26-2008, 12:26 AM   #58
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Heheheh. I'm not into cricket at all, so I'd probably be just as bad, if we hadn't been forced to play kanga cricket at primary school. And by now I've forgotten it all...

How long have you had that avatar, Axver? I never thought you'd change from the NZ one
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Old 01-26-2008, 12:29 AM   #59
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I'm sure you'd at least have a general idea of which way to hold the bat! One of the Yanks held the bat up like a baseball bat, except directly in front of her face and perfectly vertical! It wasn't hard to bowl her out.

I changed the avatar a few days ago. The U2 NZ one was only meant to be temporary for the Vertigo Tour, but after November 2006, I just never got around to changing it back to this one!
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Yeah, I guess I'd do better than that... and I'd probably remember to not drop the bat if I had to run, as well

Fair enough... I guess I only started posting here again after the Melb shows, so I never saw your pre-Vertigo avatar before.
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