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This topic contains 69 replies, has 19 voices, and was last updated by  Nifty 11 years, 11 months ago.

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  • #4789

    Jamie McCormick
    Keymaster

    Right, considering that the usual slagging has taken over the other thread, here’s a vote.

    When suits you for the Christmas shindig?

    Before Xmas – (ie week leading up to Xmas)
    After Christmas (between xmas and new years)
    New Years (you can guess this one)

    Jamie

  • #27517

    fitch
    Participant

    i’m game for the 16th :D

  • #27532

    Steph
    Participant

    Second that (not around post-22nd) and I really want to make a ‘dig before end of year… unless I manage to sweet-talk the gd.ie team about the Golden Spids’ do? :twisted:

  • #27536

    aphra
    Keymaster

    well now we should probably talk about the golden spiders do on the 1st and see who is interested in going. It will have to be each person paying for themselves but I wouldn’t want to go if I was Billy no mates…lets take this discussion over to the golden spiders thread…

    Aphra.

  • #27539

    Steph
    Participant

    Well, before I locate the 8-legged thread and post therein, let me state that you can count me in that :D

  • #27852

    peter_b
    Participant

    which date is this on? coz im thinking about moving my flights and coming back a little earlier coz i have a few holiday days to take. 23rd would suit great.

  • #27855

    Steph
    Participant

    We be currently talking about the 16th… but still nothing definite.

  • #27859

    Nooptical
    Participant

    Got your Santa Claus outfit ready?

  • #27864

    aphra
    Keymaster

    anyway just to confirm that the discussion on the golden spider thread is coming around to the 16th…lets continue it here..

    Aphra.

  • #27878

    fitch
    Participant

    16th for gd.ie christmas shindig ?

  • #27888

    wilted
    Participant

    16th sounds good

  • #27919

    aphra
    Keymaster

    yes for a shindig

    could/should we do something different for Christmas or just go for a few pints as usual

    Aphra.

  • #27931

    Nifty
    Participant

    Such as?

  • #27935

    aphra
    Keymaster

    no idea.. maybe we could go ice skating in Smithfield or something

    or something involving food – cheap n cheery..

    or music but not the usual places :)

    Aphra.

  • #27936

    Skyclad
    Participant

    We could all go watch the doom movie :) I veto ice skating though – Ive gone skating once in my life and broke my arm, gone skateboarding once in my life and broken my leg and gone roller blading once in my life and sprained my wrist.

    Apparently I wasnt particularly well balanced as a kid :)

    Dave

  • #27941

    Idora
    Participant

    Apparently I wasnt particularly well balanced as a kid :)[/quote:4de3763557]you don’t say?!

    16th gets my vote too… and idea of doing something is good too

  • #27951

    maniacrobot
    Participant

    Aw dudes, I hate missing out on all these shinnies but def next time or else I am hijacking an ulster bus and bringing everyone up here! :twisted:

  • #27953

    lk_
    Participant

    Aye I’m busy the 16th. :cry:

    maniac mate we really have to make the next one :lol:

  • #27966

    fitch
    Participant

    doom cinema idea sounds cool … although i’d love a meal too..

  • #27978

    maniacrobot
    Participant

    def man.

  • #27993

    aphra
    Keymaster

    who wants to take numbers for the cinema and book tickets. Unfortunately I will miss the movie but will catch up with you after.

    Aphra.

  • #27995

    Steph
    Participant

    [snorkel voice]so, is it the 16th or not? If the 16th, I’m game for movie + whatever + will provide rides (for 3) if needed from the Green or thereabouts in Center to Movie theater (depending where)[/snorkel voice]

    :)

  • #27997

    aphra
    Keymaster

    yes I think we have a fair consensus on the 16th…with perhaps others getting together with Omen and Kyotokid to welcome them home too!

    Julian, my German friend who was up in Coleraine with me, will be around too.

    Aphra.

  • #27999

    Nooptical
    Participant

    What in Gods name is a “snorkel voice”?

  • #28000

    Steph
    Participant

    A semi-nasal and semi-cavernous voice reaching you through the snorkel which supplies me with air, burried as I am under my run up-to-Xmas workload. :lol:

  • #28014

    Nooptical
    Participant

    I thought as much. Just wanted to make sure though! ;)

  • #28178

    aphra
    Keymaster

    can you believe that our staff/student night out is going to doyles in Dublin – the night before the shindig…what is it about that place!!

    Aphra.

  • #28186

    catbert
    Participant

    Aren’t you working in maynooth? or was that a vicious rumour spread by Darryl to disallow you from moving back to dublin on grounds of inherent culchie-ism?
    Why would maynooth-ers party on in the big shmoke?

    Anyway, back to the point…
    Where is this ‘shin dig’ of which you speak?
    I have to present for my 100 day viva on the 16th, but if they really dont like me they might summarily execute my funding, and then I’ll be free to go :D
    woo hoo…

  • #28187

    Nooptical
    Participant

    The more relevant question is why Maynoothers would ever party in Maynooth!?

  • #28188

    Skyclad
    Participant

    Because it’s better than Cork?

  • #28189

    Idora
    Participant

    so what’s the plan for the 16th then?

    movie + grub + drinkies…?*

    *(NB: haven’t added in headbanging until the wee hours in Fibbers as I thought Skyclad would probably want to do it in himself)

  • #28190

    Nooptical
    Participant

    Good point Dave…..

  • #28191

    catbert
    Participant

    I’m from Cork! (well, born therein).

    And I ate my shpuds, shkin an all…

  • #28192

    aphra
    Keymaster

    so anyway I have no idea why Maynoothers party in Dublin but hey they have decided to

    I am under the impression that some people want to catch Doom on the 16th and then go for pints and some want to eat, catch the movie and go for pints.

    I would suggest catching the movie early if you want to do all these things and still want to get into a put before closing time. I have to skip the movie/food but will be in the pub circa 10pm til late…Mahaffys again?

    Aphra

  • #28196

    fitch
    Participant

    just had my 1st christmas party in dublin tonight.. 95 eu to get me home .. aghh .. jeeez .. this is going to be and expensive week..

  • #28249

    Jamie McCormick
    Keymaster

    16th is good here, although I’ll just be in the pub. Saw Doom already.

    See you there

    Jamie

  • #28250

    aphra
    Keymaster

    maybe we can see who can offer people who have to travel to the shindig beds to stay overnight in Dublin rather than pay massive prices to get home. Staying in a hotel would be cheaper than that fitch! Unfortunately I have someone staying over that night already – anyone got a spare bed or couch to offer?

    Aphra.

  • #28252

    Skyclad
    Participant

    Doom at 6.40pm and 9.45pm in UGC

    6.40 showing, food at 9pm and drinks after?

    Sounds like it could make a pretty cluttered evening.

  • #28255

    fitch
    Participant

    LOL .. aphra you must have heard i just paid 95 eu to get home last thursday … jeez it was worth it though. christmas parties ! i love em ..

    where is UGC .. is that the one opposite the back of the ilac centre?

    i’ll have to get home i’m afraid .. have 2 shows in the point the next day .. (nutcracker ballet :lol: )

    maybe i’ll just hit the meal and the pub too, thinking on …

  • #28258

    Skyclad
    Participant

    I’m tempted to skip the cinema too and just enjoy a good meal and few drinks after.

    Means we wouldnt be near Parnell St either, which I’m sure Aphra will appreciate.

    Anyone any preferences for style of food?

    Dave

  • #28260

    fitch
    Participant

    anything .. pizza, indian , chinese … don’t mind.. i’d say it’ll be really busy as well , so our choices might be limited

  • #28268

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    anything .. pizza, indian , chinese … [/quote:7778083353]

    crunchtime food

    *shudders*

  • #28294

    Idora
    Participant

    anything .. pizza, indian , chinese … don’t mind.. i’d say it’ll be really busy as well , so our choices might be limited[/quote:bf08b29329]I’m easy on the grub front… There’s also Jaopanese (Yamamori)

    agree skipping the movie might be best this time around if we’re doing the meal and drinkies

  • #28295

    fitch
    Participant

    yamamori .. yes ! that’s a big fave …

    gowaan lads.. this is a great suggestion

  • #28342

    Skyclad
    Participant

    Yamamori, 7.30, friday? We need to book? Final names of people below?

  • #28345

    Steph
    Participant

    ’tis been a long time since I ate my last sushi, so Yamamori, Friday, 19:30 is all good here – confirmation #01 :wink:

  • #28347

    fitch
    Participant

    yep … confirming i’ll be there in yamamori

  • #28351

    Idora
    Participant

    yep … confirming i’ll be there in yamamori[/quote:6808a583fc]confirmation #3

    not sure if you can reserve tables in Yamamori – think you have to turn up on spec, but at that time of evening should be no problem. I’ll be around there tomorrow will enquire and book if poss.

  • #28354

    aphra
    Keymaster

    will meet you all in the pub, Mahaffys I presume?, after…

    Aphra.

  • #28356

    Nifty
    Participant

    You can and should reserve tables at yamamori, I’ve arrived there before and been told I could be waiting up to 45 minutes because I didn’t phone ahead……

    Feeling the christmas pinch myself so I’m afraid I’ll have to hold off til the pub :(

  • #28397

    Steph
    Participant

    Where is Yamamori, please? And please tell me I’m not gonna be the only one to turn up there tonight… Fitch/Tony, you both definites?

  • #28398

    fitch
    Participant

    ah steph … no worries.. i’m sure a few are going to turn up… Dave, Tony and myself seem to be down to..

    the restaurant is virtually opposite Dunnes Stores at the bottom of Georges St. it had a black and red frontage last time is saw..

    see you later :D

    Dave did you phone ahead ?

  • #28399

    peter_b
    Participant

    Have a good one. Sorry im gonna miss this one as well. Although i’ll be thinking of ye at our office piss up this afternoon. Happy christmas.

  • #28400

    Skyclad
    Participant

    Ill be there :)

  • #28401

    Craig
    Participant

    hey guys – just read 3 pages of posts, and theres no mention of a pub name except for aphra asking is it mahaffeys!
    i’m in the middle of moving – but i’ll try to pop along for one or four :D
    so, is it mahaffeys?

  • #28402

    Idora
    Participant

    tried calling a few times, but got no answer. Will try again after lunch – but I reckon we head there anyway and take our chances if we can’t book in advance, as I’ve only been turned away once

    I think it is Mahaffey’s, Craig

    See you all at 7.30 so

  • #28407

    Steph
    Participant

    Grand :D – ‘been drafting like a beast yesterday and today, so am really ready for tonight :lol:

  • #28409

    Skyclad
    Participant

    Aye. Mise well confirm Mahaffeys. Food about half seven, resulting in Mahaffeys about 9ish

  • #28410

    Pete
    Participant

    Have a good evening chaps, I’ll be opting for the all night Torcathon Chrimbo party instead of joining you fine folks in Capital City there tonight. I will be looking a few of you up over Christmas for a boozy pub stagger.

    Enjoy yerselves folks!

  • #28411

    maniacrobot
    Participant

    Are youse going to have a BF night again Pete? :D

  • #28412

    ian_hannigan
    Participant

    Hi All,
    Deadline this coming Monday so unfortunately I can’t make it along!
    Have a great night and I’ll be seeing some of ye over Christmas period!

    Have 1 or 10 for me! ;)

    Ian

  • #28413

    Jamie McCormick
    Keymaster

    Should someone bring some sort of mascot along so people who haven’t been before will know us?

    I’ve a little nessie (loch ness monster) teddy that I can bring if need be

    Jamie

  • #28415

    Idora
    Participant

    Yamamoris is booked solid until late in the evening

    So how about meeting outside Yamamori at 7.30pm and finding somewhere from there? Lots of eateries nearby

    Steph, I’ll PM you with my mobile. Claire & Dave have it already. If htere’s any change of plan, can someone call/text me please as I won’t be oinline for rest of today?

  • #28416

    Lynchman
    Participant

    I’ll have to sit this one out; work, work I’m afraid…

  • #28418

    aphra
    Keymaster

    just confirming we are meeting in Mahaffys. As mentioned earlier I will be there around 10pm and yes Jamie..if you want to bring a mascot please do – don;t think I can as going to a concert before!

    I think there are lots of places along Wicklow street for food and I guess there is always Wagamama if the others are very busy.

    see you guys later for some christmas cheer!!

    (back to correcting essays!)

    Aphra.

  • #28419

    fitch
    Participant

    ok .. will meet in front of yamamori.. i have your number as well , i think

  • #28429

    Jamie McCormick
    Keymaster

    My sister took a few liberties with my babysitting until 9pm (2am).

    Pissed off that I missed it. Was there a good turnout?

    Jamie

  • #28451

    aphra
    Keymaster

    arrived around 10.15pm…best company turnout has to be Demonware…biggest talking point – Nifty’s hair and beard cut!

    Aphra

  • #28580

    Sephiro
    Participant

    =O i missed something before i’ve joined argh…, new i shoulda joined before christmas :cry:

    :roll:

  • #28590

    Nifty
    Participant

    Don’t worry. there’ll be one in january

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