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November 14, 2005 at 2:36 pm #4789
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)
November 21, 2005 at 8:38 pm #27517
i’m game for the 16th :D
November 22, 2005 at 12:58 pm #27532
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:
November 22, 2005 at 2:59 pm #27536
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…
November 22, 2005 at 3:34 pm #27539
Well, before I locate the 8-legged thread and post therein, let me state that you can count me in that :D
November 30, 2005 at 10:34 am #27852
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.
November 30, 2005 at 10:51 am #27855
We be currently talking about the 16th… but still nothing definite.
November 30, 2005 at 11:21 am #27859
Got your Santa Claus outfit ready?
November 30, 2005 at 11:44 am #27864
anyway just to confirm that the discussion on the golden spider thread is coming around to the 16th…lets continue it here..
November 30, 2005 at 1:39 pm #27878
16th for gd.ie christmas shindig ?
November 30, 2005 at 2:59 pm #27888
16th sounds good
December 1, 2005 at 2:51 pm #27919
yes for a shindig
could/should we do something different for Christmas or just go for a few pints as usual
December 1, 2005 at 4:36 pm #27931
December 1, 2005 at 5:12 pm #27935
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 :)
December 1, 2005 at 5:14 pm #27936
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 :)
December 1, 2005 at 6:12 pm #27941
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
December 1, 2005 at 10:25 pm #27951
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:
December 1, 2005 at 11:01 pm #27953
Aye I’m busy the 16th. :cry:
maniac mate we really have to make the next one :lol:
December 3, 2005 at 8:35 am #27966
doom cinema idea sounds cool … although i’d love a meal too..
December 3, 2005 at 7:17 pm #27978
December 5, 2005 at 9:50 am #27993
who wants to take numbers for the cinema and book tickets. Unfortunately I will miss the movie but will catch up with you after.
December 5, 2005 at 11:14 am #27995
[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]
December 5, 2005 at 11:25 am #27997
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.
December 5, 2005 at 11:36 am #27999
What in Gods name is a “snorkel voice”?
December 5, 2005 at 11:42 am #28000
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:
December 5, 2005 at 1:34 pm #28014
I thought as much. Just wanted to make sure though! ;)
December 8, 2005 at 11:17 am #28178
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!!
December 8, 2005 at 3:33 pm #28186
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
December 8, 2005 at 3:53 pm #28187
The more relevant question is why Maynoothers would ever party in Maynooth!?
December 8, 2005 at 3:55 pm #28188
Because it’s better than Cork?
December 8, 2005 at 3:59 pm #28189
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)
December 8, 2005 at 4:07 pm #28190
Good point Dave…..
December 8, 2005 at 4:11 pm #28191
I’m from Cork! (well, born therein).
And I ate my shpuds, shkin an all…
December 8, 2005 at 5:23 pm #28192
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?
December 9, 2005 at 1:39 am #28196
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..
December 12, 2005 at 2:21 am #28249
16th is good here, although I’ll just be in the pub. Saw Doom already.
See you there
December 12, 2005 at 9:23 am #28250
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?
December 12, 2005 at 10:58 am #28252
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.
December 12, 2005 at 11:11 am #28255
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 …
December 12, 2005 at 11:41 am #28258
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?
December 12, 2005 at 12:43 pm #28260
anything .. pizza, indian , chinese … don’t mind.. i’d say it’ll be really busy as well , so our choices might be limited
December 12, 2005 at 6:04 pm #28268
anything .. pizza, indian , chinese … [/quote:7778083353]
December 13, 2005 at 12:42 pm #28294
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
December 13, 2005 at 1:07 pm #28295
yamamori .. yes ! that’s a big fave …
gowaan lads.. this is a great suggestion
December 14, 2005 at 12:29 pm #28342
Yamamori, 7.30, friday? We need to book? Final names of people below?
December 14, 2005 at 1:49 pm #28345
’tis been a long time since I ate my last sushi, so Yamamori, Friday, 19:30 is all good here – confirmation #01 :wink:
December 14, 2005 at 3:05 pm #28347
yep … confirming i’ll be there in yamamori
December 14, 2005 at 3:46 pm #28351
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.
December 14, 2005 at 5:24 pm #28354
will meet you all in the pub, Mahaffys I presume?, after…
December 14, 2005 at 5:49 pm #28356
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 :(
December 16, 2005 at 9:24 am #28397
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?
December 16, 2005 at 9:32 am #28398
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 ?
December 16, 2005 at 10:01 am #28399
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.
December 16, 2005 at 10:18 am #28400
Ill be there :)
December 16, 2005 at 11:09 am #28401
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?
December 16, 2005 at 11:14 am #28402
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
December 16, 2005 at 11:59 am #28407
Grand :D – ‘been drafting like a beast yesterday and today, so am really ready for tonight :lol:
December 16, 2005 at 12:48 pm #28409
Aye. Mise well confirm Mahaffeys. Food about half seven, resulting in Mahaffeys about 9ish
December 16, 2005 at 1:09 pm #28410
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!
December 16, 2005 at 1:22 pm #28411
Are youse going to have a BF night again Pete? :D
December 16, 2005 at 1:30 pm #28412
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! ;)
December 16, 2005 at 1:45 pm #28413
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
December 16, 2005 at 2:58 pm #28415
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?
December 16, 2005 at 3:03 pm #28416
I’ll have to sit this one out; work, work I’m afraid…
December 16, 2005 at 3:40 pm #28418
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!)
December 16, 2005 at 3:58 pm #28419
ok .. will meet in front of yamamori.. i have your number as well , i think
December 17, 2005 at 6:10 pm #28429
My sister took a few liberties with my babysitting until 9pm (2am).
Pissed off that I missed it. Was there a good turnout?
December 19, 2005 at 9:17 am #28451
arrived around 10.15pm…best company turnout has to be Demonware…biggest talking point – Nifty’s hair and beard cut!
January 4, 2006 at 5:03 am #28580
=O i missed something before i’ve joined argh…, new i shoulda joined before christmas :cry:
January 4, 2006 at 3:49 pm #28590
Don’t worry. there’ll be one in january
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