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ET Paris official meetup cancelled

by Ted Welch Mon Sep 9th, 2013 at 01:09:54 PM EST

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For those who may have missed the weekend OT, where there was some discussion of the ET Paris meetup: afew can't make it, nor can Crazy Horse and Helen can't afford it. Moreover, afew announced:

Jérôme had pencilled in that weekend, but tells me he now sees he can't make it. So it would be better to say there is no "official" ET meet-up. This shouldn't prevent those who can from organizing the festivities they wish.

"Organise yourselves!"

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Singer, Au Trois Mailletz, Paris

Part of the point of earlier discussion which led to agreement about Paris, weekend of Oct 11th, was that some would like to get cheaper rates by booking ahead - anybody done so ? Fortunately I'd only made vague plans and no payments. All a bit sad, as I doubt if anyone will bother in the circumstances, I've given up on it.

Maybe next year we can get ourselves organised again for what have been very enjoyable weekends of OTs in the real world - even if Paris sometimes seems too good to be real.

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"Perhaps we're in the Matrix." "No, this is obviously a Disney production. You are the Princess and I am the White Witch."



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"Organise yourselves!"
Occupy ET meetup!

Finance is the brain [tumour] of the economy
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Sep 9th, 2013 at 01:16:59 PM EST
Well, too bad. I'll miss seeing y'all.

paul spencer
by paul spencer (spencerinthegorge AT yahoo DOT com) on Sat Sep 14th, 2013 at 12:50:21 AM EST
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Are you in Paris that weekend?
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Sat Sep 14th, 2013 at 04:46:39 AM EST
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Yes. Afternoon of the 8th into the 17th.

paul spencer
by paul spencer (spencerinthegorge AT yahoo DOT com) on Sat Sep 14th, 2013 at 01:50:50 PM EST
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Well, I've already booked flights for the meet-up weekend, so maybe we can see if anyone else is around the general area and arrange dinner or lunch one of the days?
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Sat Sep 14th, 2013 at 01:55:15 PM EST
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Sounds good to me.

paul spencer
by paul spencer (spencerinthegorge AT yahoo DOT com) on Sat Sep 14th, 2013 at 01:56:07 PM EST
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Great. I guess Saturday or Sunday is best, depending on your plans. Sunday lunch probably suits me marginally better.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Sat Sep 14th, 2013 at 02:04:43 PM EST
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I'll be available Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Sadly, there's nothing to be guaranteed for the weather: it's likely to be damp and rather cold. Just like this week, actually...

Anyone else who'll be around this WE?

by Bernard on Sun Sep 15th, 2013 at 04:15:02 AM EST
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I should be around. Sunday lunch sounds fine.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Sun Sep 15th, 2013 at 06:40:30 PM EST
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Sunday lunch it is.  Where?

paul spencer
by paul spencer (spencerinthegorge AT yahoo DOT com) on Mon Sep 16th, 2013 at 01:34:00 AM EST
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Paul, could you email me about London please ? I'm not sure I've got your address correctly

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Sep 16th, 2013 at 11:19:36 AM EST
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There's a very nice place that Ted Welch introduced me to just accross the street from my room in Paris. It's called Chez Frezet and is located at 181 rue Ordener in the 18th arindissement. I believe it's open on Sunday.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Tue Sep 17th, 2013 at 04:59:06 PM EST
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Would that be the place? (it's at n°181)
by Bernard on Thu Sep 19th, 2013 at 05:16:30 PM EST
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That's it. It used to be called La Boheme. That's not a current photo on Google Maps.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Sep 20th, 2013 at 01:31:45 PM EST
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we're on for this site?

paul spencer
by paul spencer (spencerinthegorge AT yahoo DOT com) on Sun Sep 29th, 2013 at 03:02:28 PM EST
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Ok. I verified that it's open Sunday. We can meet at 12:30. As far as I know the following will attend; the Spencers, lep, Bernard, Colman and Sam; possibly melanchthon. That makes 7. Any changes please post here.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Mon Sep 30th, 2013 at 07:15:54 AM EST
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Just me on this trip.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Mon Sep 30th, 2013 at 07:34:49 AM EST
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Got it.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Mon Sep 30th, 2013 at 07:50:31 AM EST
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Just confirming for Sunday lunch. Only 5 are coming: the Spencers, Bernard, Colman and lep. See you Sunday.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Wed Oct 9th, 2013 at 06:17:42 PM EST
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OK; looking forward to meet you there.
by Bernard on Thu Oct 10th, 2013 at 08:31:02 AM EST
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I will be back from Chad on the 4th, and I have meetings in Paris until the 8th. So, if I find a friends' place wher I can stay, I might attend.

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Sun Sep 22nd, 2013 at 07:19:16 PM EST
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If you could stay on for the weekend, it might even tilt the decision for me even more toward the positive.. As of 1 Oct, it's definitely being strongly considered.

There remains the chance that we also hook up with a friend of mine who will be visiting then. He's not only a fine actor, and a tour guide historian of Paris architecture and planning... but he studied years with Marcel Marceau.

Don't know if i can swing it, but... i'm trying.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anaïs Nin

by Crazy Horse on Mon Sep 30th, 2013 at 07:08:12 PM EST
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In the very unlikely case that anyone feels the slightest discomfort about the cancellation - which happened just after I booked tickets -  I'll point out that my reaction was "Oh no, three days in Paris with nothing to do and no dependents!"

Not exactly devastated.

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Sat Sep 14th, 2013 at 01:59:10 PM EST
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Hi, Paul! I will be in Paris until the 8th at least. I hope we can meet there.

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Sun Sep 22nd, 2013 at 07:20:47 PM EST
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Sad, but true

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Sep 9th, 2013 at 01:17:20 PM EST
April in Paris is always nice. I think it's one of the laws of the universe.

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher
by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Mon Sep 9th, 2013 at 06:14:43 PM EST
Been that, done there.

Bremen in September, now that's heaven... (Norddeutschland never does well in the change of seasons, at least as far as predictability.)

Let's be clear, Bremen (not counting Leipzig) is the coolest small city in 'Schland, much cheaper than Ham-whatever. Cool people from Berlin come here for weekends just because it's so easy here. (Not statistically proven, Ed.)

Bremen. Broke, but not sexy. Romantic, if you don't count Paris and... Cool, if you meant Kuhl. But it's the Haight Ashbury of 'Schland, and that counts for something.

Plus we have architecture...



"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anaïs Nin

by Crazy Horse on Mon Sep 9th, 2013 at 07:01:10 PM EST
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Notice the proportions.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anaïs Nin
by Crazy Horse on Mon Sep 9th, 2013 at 07:03:05 PM EST
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Yes, of course, what I meant to say was "April in Paris and September in Bremen are known universally as travel goals to be met, that one might die completed, satisfied, content."

Then again, our soon-to-be address(Kollweiler) is one hour closer to Paris than Bremen. But five-and-a-half hours to Bremen is nothing to complain about, eh?

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher

by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Tue Sep 10th, 2013 at 02:31:23 AM EST
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Declare the date and we'll be there. I'll try very hard

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Sep 10th, 2013 at 03:19:18 AM EST
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heh, I remember this view.

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Wed Sep 11th, 2013 at 01:28:35 AM EST
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Next year (Jun/July) I hope to be in Europe and I will spend few days in Paris.Maybe you can plan your meeting around these days so that I can finally meet you guys.
Or even better , because I am going to spend few weeks in Belgrade maybe at least some of you can travel to Belgrade and we can have meetup there.Summer in Belgrade is wonderful, food is great and cheap, and there are some decent hotels there now. Think of it...all tho it's practically a year from now and anything can happen.Just an idea to think about...  

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein
by vbo on Wed Sep 18th, 2013 at 06:14:27 AM EST
Oooh, Belgrade, that sounds interesting.

Haven't been there since i was a kid

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Sep 24th, 2013 at 01:12:08 PM EST
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