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Old 10-08-2009, 12:14 PM   #1
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Hi fellow forum members,

Jelena will visit the Netherlands in April next year. Yay! We thought it would be nice to organize a small get-together in Amsterdam during Jelena's vacation here, for the AG forum members who happen to be in the neighbourhood. In that way we can get to know each other a bit better and 'speak our language,' as Jelena's husband called it . The date we picked is April 10 or 11, in a weekend. I can, for instance, organize a lunch or a dinner at a not too expensive restaurant, so we have a few hours to get to know each other. Before or after the lunch or dinner we can do a tour through the canals on one of the special boats, to get a different view of the most beautiful city in the world!

So what do you think? Please tell us if you want to join and what date is the best for you!


Cheers, tsa and Jelena
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Yes everyone near and far!
It would be so much fun to meet you all. Check your calendars and start saving up money for the trip.

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Ooh would be nice to meet some forummers in real life
The 11th is my birthday, so I'm not sure how I'll plan the weekend, but I may just as well drop by for some time. Will see. I think I prefer the 10th, maybe I'll join lunch and then move on to my parents or something.

Edit: the trip will most likely be free for me, since I am still a student, and live in the Netherlands, and by that time very likely will travel for free in the weekends
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Old 10-08-2009, 12:51 PM   #4
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Where do you study Luna? I studied Chemistry in Utrecht and I now hope to soon work again at the University of Twente in Enschede.

Edit: BTW, I also prefer the 10th because I think it's the best date for most Dutch people who have to work again on Monday the 12th.
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It would be wonderful. Amesterdam is not that far - when it comes to airplanes, of course - and I could flew in relatively easily, but I would have to check again in February, when I will know what my university/work schedule will be. If I have to take a plane to the Netherlands, alone or with my boyfriend, I'd like to be able to spend there at least four days
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Where do you study Luna? I studied Chemistry in Utrecht and I now hope to soon work again at the University of Twente in Enschede.

Edit: BTW, I also prefer the 10th because I think it's the best date for most Dutch people who have to work again on Monday the 12th.
I study neurosciences at the VU in Amsterdam, but by the time it is April, I'll be doing my final internship, which (if everything goes according to plan *fingers crossed*) I plan to do at the Donders Institute for brain imaging in Nijmegen. If all goes well I'll be living there by then. Else...I don't know yet where I end up come 2010

Hope you'll soon get to work again Also something with chemistry?

And to stay on topic: you are totally right about saturday being the best day. Also to be in the city I guess, but that guess is only very wild.

Yay, it would be so much fun to meet you all
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I study neurosciences at the VU in Amsterdam, but by the time it is April, I'll be doing my final internship, which (if everything goes according to plan *fingers crossed*) I plan to do at the Donders Institute for brain imaging in Nijmegen. If all goes well I'll be living there by then. Else...I don't know yet where I end up come 2010
Cool! I am just in the process of reading 'Essentials of Neurosciences and Behavior' by Kandel et al. Fascinating!

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Only sideways; I'm into micro- and nanofabrication now. Blatant plug . But we digress...

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And to stay on topic: you are totally right about saturday being the best day. Also to be in the city I guess, but that guess is only very wild.

Yay, it would be so much fun to meet you all
The more people the better ! Please also PM your forum friends who are not often on Chit Chat and thus might miss this thread!
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Will this get-together be in 2.5D, or in full 3D?
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Aww, wish I could come, but I'm a poor college student in the middle of the US. Have fun!
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heh, maybe we should have one in the middle of the US then!

Wait... do more than two of us in the US play adventure games?
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I'd have to work out the travelling and consult with Mrs Urhan but I like the idea. Can someone prod me nearer the time so I don't forget.
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Of course I will prod you all a few times in advance, don't worry. Just be sure you are subscribed to this thread!
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heh, maybe we should have one in the middle of the US then!
Ehm, maybe next time we can meet on a cruiseship halfway the Atlantic and play The Game That Takes Place on a Cruise Ship?

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lolz I often think that. I'm the only person I know that plays adventure games, present company excluded of course, but I don't actually "know" know you guys from real life. But that's a good idea!
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It has been suggested I could do a live poetry performance (something like this one) should I make it to the meet. While I've got the No Nonsense Nonsonnets (see below, just updated it today) it occurred to me it might be good to do something bespoke. On that basis, I'm throwing it open for people to suggest subjects for poetry to perform at the meet. PM me ideas and I'll see what I can come up with. Suggesting forumites will get an "inspired by" credit on anything that comes good.

Attendance at the meet not mandatory for making suggestions. I'll aim to PM poems to anyone that can't make it.
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The 11th is my birthday, so I'm not sure how I'll plan the weekend, but I may just as well drop by for some time.
We'll celebrate your birthday a lot more than just a birthday thread in chit chat! It will be worth it, trust me!

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It would be wonderful. Amesterdam is not that far - when it comes to airplanes, of course - and I could flew in relatively easily, but I would have to check again in February, when I will know what my university/work schedule will be. If I have to take a plane to the Netherlands, alone or with my boyfriend, I'd like to be able to spend there at least four days
We (husband, daughter, perhaps son and I) are also planning on staying four days. We're flying as well. Ryan air has got great prizes and are flying from my hometown. (I've got 15 minutes to the airport!)

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On that basis, I'm throwing it open for people to suggest subjects for poetry to perform at the meet. PM me ideas and I'll see what I can come up with. Suggesting forumites will get an "inspired by" credit on anything that comes good.
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Wow, poetry! I have to arrange a special location then. I will ask my friend in Amsterdam as soon as he is back from vacation . Nice to see so much positive feedback!
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OMG, that's awesome! I hate it when one of my posts goes ignored!!!
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Ehm, maybe next time we can meet on a cruiseship halfway the Atlantic and play The Game That Takes Place on a Cruise Ship?
I'd better get my travel expenses paid for, if that happens!
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