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Jan 07, 2007 11:44 # 43793

null announces...

NAO Meeting Time!

Right, it's 2007 already and we haven't had a real NAO meeting for quite a while now.

Date
Traditionally the meeting starts on a Friday evening and lasts until whenever everybody's left on Sunday, but that's really not carved in stone. My suggestion for a date is February 9-11 (Friday-Sunday, no allusions to Osama intended) just because it'd be a good date for me, but feel free to make your own suggestions.

Place
As always, I'd like to offer my&Orchid's place. It's located in Eastern Switzerland, can comfortably accommodate 3-5 guests (1 double bed couch, 1 single bed, 1 big couch, space for sleeping bags) and offers WLAN, 780 Gigs of storage space (200 Gigs used) and hi-speed access to the NAO server.

What to do
This of course depends on the location. If there's snow I suggest the traditional downhill race / snowball fight. Popular games such as Kill Dr. Lucky are always an option.

People
(That means you!)
Me, if I can get to the place at the right date. If I'm there, Orchid will probably be there too.
Who else?

How to participate
Go to Doodle to enter your name, and/or reply to this post!

When life hands you a lemon, that's 40% of your RDA of vitamin C taken care of.

Jan 12, 2007 07:49 # 43822

null replies...

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Wow, I'm overwhelmed by the sheer amount of replies. I hope the server can handle the load.

(Is anybody reading this anyway?)

When life hands you a lemon, that's 40% of your RDA of vitamin C taken care of.

Jan 12, 2007 15:26 # 43823

ginsterbusch *** replies...

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I do. Lots of others probably do so, too. But I aint got time right now (and the next few weeks) just to start thinking about getting out of here.

Jobs stressin an all of dad.

cu, w0lf.

beards are cool. every villain has one!

Jan 20, 2007 10:45 # 43846

Hawkeye *** is unsure about...

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Well I'm about a month into my first job, and I'd risk getting the bad eye if I asked for holiday so soon. I have to work 5 days out of the week (monday through friday) from 9 to 6:30 (47.5 hours per week). Honestly, I'd love to take you up on the opportunity if I could. I haven't technically been to a netalive meeting before, though Elena has and has said great things about it.

I'm still good for the meeting online thing, though. :)

If the world should blow itself up,the last audible voice would be an expert saying it can't be done

Jan 20, 2007 15:55 # 43847

null replies...

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Hmm, I think we should postpone it then. Maybe we could have one in summer? That'd be a new experience.

though Elena has and has said great things about it.

Glad to hear that :-)

When life hands you a lemon, that's 40% of your RDA of vitamin C taken care of.

Jan 22, 2007 16:48 # 43850

majic *** replies...

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Maybe we need to start a thread about all the reasons why we can't make it to the meeting. That could be really interesting.

My story is pretty cut and dry, I'm in Afghanistan and have been for 37 days shy of a year and as much as I'd like to come to the meeting to see you guys, my wife and kids would be really upset that I skipped returning home as quickly as possible. Haha. =)

And probably the saddest fact of all would be that life has a way of tugging at you from every conceivable direction and never seems to allow you to do those things you just want to do. The sad reality of surviving and making money to feed children and hungry wives and then provide a place to live, vehicle to drive, etc...

Sometimes reality sucks, but under the circumstances I'd say my life isn't all that bad really.

Jan 24, 2007 16:25 # 43853

jael *** replies...

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Summer good idea, I might be able to make it depending on some of the dates! and I'd be escaping winter for a little bit too =D
I'm up for this

*insert something profound/witty/humorous here*

Feb 05, 2007 14:02 # 43909

null has an idea...

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Okay, this may be a crazy idea and I'm not even sure about it myself, but maybe we can consider it together?

The situation is as follows:

A colleague of mine knows somebody who knows somebody who owns a huge mansion in Spain. I think it's got 6 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, not sure though, plus the usual living-room/kitchen stuff. Add a pool and a huge (5000m²) garden, the sea (5km away) and some islands with old villages on them.
They owners rent it out to tourists and stuff for €2000-€2850 a week, depending on when you're there.
It's near Mallorca, so (thanks to Ballermann tourists) flights from Central Europe to the mansion are many and cheap, yet it's still a rather remote place.

I've wanted to spend some time with friends there for years. The trick is that it's rather expensive but the price is divided by the number of people, i.e. for 8 people the rent would be 300-350 bucks each. Food and dope would of course cost extra.

My colleague has been nice enough to provide me with a bunch of pictures of his stay there. Here are a few of them:

The driveway
The courtyard (I think)
The pool
From the outside (outside kitchen with table to the right)
The pool (again)
Inside

This is a PDF with some more info (German only, sorry).

Soo, the idea is of course if we could/should have an extra-long NAO meeting there... :-)

When life hands you a lemon, that's 40% of your RDA of vitamin C taken care of.

This post was edited by null on Feb 05, 2007.

Feb 06, 2007 02:15 # 43914

ginsterbusch *** agrees...

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A colleague of mine knows somebody who knows somebody who owns a huge mansion in Spain. I think it's got 6 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, not sure though, plus the usual living-room/kitchen stuff. Add a pool and a huge (5000mē) garden, the sea (5km away) and some islands with old villages on them.

ooookey.

lets fuck around ;)

cu, w0lf.

beards are cool. every villain has one!

Feb 06, 2007 05:27 # 43917

MelMel *** replies...

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Ohhhh, i'd love love love to go to spain. Unfortunately there's no way i'd be able to afford it in 07. However i am frantically job hunting at the moment, and am feeling the need to travel in 08. so long as i have the money, im intending to be in europe in june/july 08. so i vote that there be some form of NAO meeting then! of course, feel free to meet many times before this :P so long as i get photos, and perhaps a drunken phone call at an inappropriate time :P

So, the long and short of it all is i'll be around and wanting to meet all you lovely people in 08 so long as i'm employed. so... if you want a friendly, somewhat kooky visitor, let me know :D

-mel

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Feb 07, 2007 02:02 # 43923

mace *** replies...

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That is a tempting proposition. I'm in Canada, so if I was going to bother coming all that way, it would have to be for more than a weekend. :)

Feb 07, 2007 09:46 # 43928

andromacha *** replies...

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so if I was going to bother coming all that way, it would have to be for more than a weekend. :)

Yes, definitely, or you'll never recover from jet-lag ;)
Null, you had a great idea, but I think that Hawkeye and I won't be in. This summer, if we have the possibility (both economical and time-wise) we want to visit his parents and relatives. Our nephews are so adorable and we both miss them a lot. Plus the eldest one keeps asking whether we're going to visit him in the summer. He even sent us such a sweet e-mail. I miss them so much, and of course he misses them even more. So, I am afraid you won't be able to count us in.

However, if we have the chance, maybe we could visit you and Orchid sometime either before living or around September (if Hawkeye agrees). Afterall I learned the road now ;) And I think that my parents will let me drive the small Honda

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This post was edited by andromacha on Feb 07, 2007.

Feb 07, 2007 10:53 # 43931

null replies...

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This summer, if we have the possibility (both economical and time-wise) we want to visit his parents and relatives.

Well that's sort of a pity but really understandable. If we decide/manage to pull this off at a time when you're in Italy, and you're feeling like spending a weekend in Spain, just yell.

When life hands you a lemon, that's 40% of your RDA of vitamin C taken care of.

Feb 07, 2007 10:45 # 43930

null replies...

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Oh no, a Canadian! We're gonna have to talk & write bilingual all the time.

When life hands you a lemon, that's 40% of your RDA of vitamin C taken care of.

Feb 08, 2007 00:58 # 43933

mace *** replies...

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I belong to a large group of Canadians who think that national bilingualism is a huge waste of money.

Feb 08, 2007 08:11 # 43935

null replies...

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As long as we're not sued when we omit the French translation :-)

When life hands you a lemon, that's 40% of your RDA of vitamin C taken care of.

Feb 08, 2007 15:47 # 43936

jael *** replies...

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I'd have to go with mace too, for a weekend, comming from aus.. well.... =)

*insert something profound/witty/humorous here*

Feb 08, 2007 16:00 # 43937

null wants to know...

NAO Finca Week 2007

Very well then. So,

  • who would like to spend a week in Spain,

  • how likely are they to show up, and

  • when?



My humble self is relatively flexible, though if it was up to me to pick a date I'd probably favour late August / early September. If the date is okay I'm very likely to be there, provided that I know it in advance so that I can ask/inform my boss.

When life hands you a lemon, that's 40% of your RDA of vitamin C taken care of.

Feb 26, 2007 09:44 # 44033

eljefe *** replies...

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Damn you European asshats living... in Europe, far out of my reach (aka budget) :P

Fond memories

Feb 26, 2007 12:48 # 44037

majic *** replies...

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Damn you European asshats living... in Europe, far out of my reach (aka budget) :P

You need to get a *real* job, haha...


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