I like Vienna.
Do I know who else liked Vienna? Yes.
I wait for you.
As long as we're talking long range planning it looks like I will miss Heebie this summer, unless this thing comes through and I need to come back to NY twice this summer. We'll see. Otherwise I'm looking to be back mid-June to first week of July. Wish I could meet dq and the dq-ers in Amsterdam, lovely city.
It must be weird and unnerving to undertake travel that doesn't start at or end in Lincoln, Nebraska.
5: Having never been to Lincoln Nebraska, my experience indicates that this is true.
We're all on our way to Lincoln. Some of us just may not make it.
7: Well, if I die on top of the hill
And if I don't make it, you know my baby will
I fear 7 is my fate.
I've been to Lincoln, but I've never been to me.
I usually go to southern California around July 4th but may be back on the 5th.
I've never been to Lincoln, and I have barely ever left me.
Iberian Fury will be out of town, but I believe I'll be free Saturday or Sunday.
Awesome! The guys are going to an afternoon concert on Saturday and we are all going to the opera on Saturday night, so Saturday lunch could work. We don't have anything scheduled for Sunday yet, except our train at 2030. We're staying in the center of things.
I can usually do Wednesdays. I've blocked off the evening of 7/5.
This is a Europe thread so I don't know if that means July 5th or May 7th.
I think we should all spend some time exploring the Lincoln within.
18: Will he emancipate me from mental slavery?
I want my inner Lincoln to do some damned laundry. That hat needs a steaming, Abe! And would it kill you to stop calling the microwave "Senator"?
There's a Geo/rge Fred/rick/son joke in here, but I don't think the target audience for it comments here anymore.
Plus, vodka goes bad within 24 hours of being opened.
There's an Opinionated Apocryphal Harriet Tubman joke to peep at 19, but I'm afraid if I change my name to make it, I'll be stuck with the false ID popping up forever.
24: Come on, Thorn, would it be so bad to be "Opinionated Apocryphal Harriet Tubman" forever?
28: What?! What are July 5 in SF's prospects? Is he kind to the servants?
28 Congratulations! Though I thought you were already married dq.
Nothing like being pwned 3 hours earlier. In my defense it's 5 am here and I need more coffee.
Not just pwned. 29 was better because of the Jane Austen-yness.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a July in possession of a 5th day must be in want of a meetup.
But you can't force it.
It is a statement conditionally acknowledged that a July in possession of a 5th day may or may not wish to have a meetup, depending on a number of factors, two of which are agency and consent, being both important concepts that, in being mentioned in a sentence of this length means that said sentence no longer even attempts to resemble Jane Austen's writing, but rather a style found in some English writing, oft since parodied, of the 16th and 17th centuries.
Anyone else going to Worldcon in Finland?
No, but I'm going to Boise. And then Walnut Creek.
OT: there's going to be an election in June. Because the last time we voted on something it went SO WELL.
40. The person who has called the election thinks it did.
Don't know why that was anonymised.
In America, they usually credit Australians for anonymized elections.
Predicted results based on polling up to March 27: Conservative majority of 112 (compared with their current working majority of 17).
44. That will come down slightly, despite Labour's best efforts to raise it, because polls at the beginning of a campaign are almost always more extreme than at the end. I would guess we're looking at somewhere in the 80s. It'll be interesting to see how the LDs, as the only consistent remainer party among the main three, do.
YOU ALL KNOW WHAT I THINK ON THE MATTER.
Does the queen keep plastic seat covers around for times of special need?
I vote yes on SF meetup, Europe be damned.
49. If she hasn't hitherto I'm sure there will be plenty of people happy to help out.
Confidential to ttaM and anyone else who might conceivably care: the friendly shop near my office has just acquired a tenor Selmer guitar from 1933. What should I play on it if they let me play it?
"Stairway to Heaven"
It only has four strings? Wes Montgomery's "Bumpin," Chico Buarque's "Cotidiano" and Free Bird would all be equally challenging.