Crazy 8's: London, April 30th 2014

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Re: Crazy 8's: London, April 30th 2014

Post by jdaw1 » 09:33 Sat 12 Apr 2014

flash_uk wrote:And me - did you want advanced announcement of what people are planning to bring, or blind?
Our host has announced (FG78 and Ch85), so I will as well: G80 (as I don’t have many 8s to hand).

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Re: Crazy 8's: London, April 30th 2014

Post by WS1 » 10:08 Sat 12 Apr 2014

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flash_uk wrote:And me - did you want advanced announcement of what people are planning to bring, or blind?
Our host has announced (FG78 and Ch85), so I will as well: G80 (as I don’t have many 8s to hand).
not sure yet; have a Dow 78 floating round but will also think of replacement bt since cork prone :cry:
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Re: Crazy 8's: London, April 30th 2014

Post by RAYC » 10:20 Sat 12 Apr 2014

jdaw1 wrote:
flash_uk wrote:And me - did you want advanced announcement of what people are planning to bring, or blind?
Our host has announced (FG78 and Ch85), so I will as well: G80 (as I don’t have many 8s to hand).
Don't forget that you have a good number of "8s" in my wine fridge!
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Re: Crazy 8's: London, April 30th 2014

Post by SushiNorth » 11:32 Sat 12 Apr 2014

flash_uk wrote:And me - did you want advanced announcement of what people are planning to bring, or blind?
Unfortunately I've already given away what I'm bringing -- we could do it blind from here on, but given the scatter-shot ports that will arrive I'm not sure it is meaningful to ask people to guess the house and year with no direction.

Edit: Nevermind this:
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Perhaps we could keep the vintage secret. "I am bringing a Graham's with an 8 in it's year." Now the game is to guess the year :)
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I typed too slow and all was revealed :)
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Re: Crazy 8's: London, April 30th 2014

Post by SushiNorth » 11:35 Sat 12 Apr 2014

WS1 wrote: just to get this right; assuming a possible vintage range of the last 200 years theme allowed vintages are
1814-1899 and then 08, 18, 28, 38, 48, 58, 68, 78, 80-89, 98 and 08.
That's the idea :)
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Re: Crazy 8's: London, April 30th 2014

Post by jdaw1 » 11:45 Sat 12 Apr 2014

Josh’s most recent post covers yes and no and most possibilities in between. So I have no idea what is going on.

“What’s new?”, you might well ask.

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Re: Crazy 8's: London, April 30th 2014

Post by SushiNorth » 14:08 Sat 12 Apr 2014

jdaw1 wrote:Josh’s most recent post covers yes and no and most possibilities in between. So I have no idea what is going on.

“What’s new?”, you might well ask.
If you mean regarding "blind" -- we are not doing it blind. By the time I finished posting "Hmm, interesting idea, how about like this" there were two more reveals. So at that point, it didn't make any sense.
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Re: Crazy 8's: London, April 30th 2014

Post by flash_uk » 14:18 Sat 12 Apr 2014

In that case, I'll bring a Gould Campbell. 80 or 85, not sure which yet.

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Re: Crazy 8's: London, April 30th 2014

Post by AHB » 19:52 Sat 12 Apr 2014

I will be travelling down to London from Crewe so my timing will be at the whim of British Rail. If I get the chance to drop a bottle off at TBH prior to 30th April I will do so - but I have no idea yet what it will be.
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Re: Port in London - late April

Post by jdaw1 » 14:12 Tue 15 Apr 2014

My computer has only one font containing the string ‘Crazy’, so it had to be used.

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Re: Crazy 8's: London, April 30th 2014

Post by DRT » 20:10 Fri 18 Apr 2014

Sorry, chaps, I will be unable to join you.

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Re: Crazy 8's: London, April 30th 2014

Post by idj123 » 09:17 Sat 26 Apr 2014

As we've determined to go 'open' on this I'm going to chance bringing a QdN58-but given I have some reservations about the bottle, I may bring a G85 as back-up in addition.

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Re: Crazy 8's: London, April 30th 2014

Post by jdaw1 » 11:30 Sat 26 Apr 2014

idj123 wrote:As we've determined to go 'open' on this I'm going to chance bringing a QdN58-but given I have some reservations about the bottle, I may bring a G85 as back-up in addition.
Very kind, thank you sir. And added to the placemats.

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Re: Crazy 8's: London, April 30th 2014

Post by WS1 » 13:56 Sat 26 Apr 2014

still on schedule to make it but due to work comittments I may need to drop out on very short notice.

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Re: Crazy 8's: London, April 30th 2014

Post by AHB » 00:04 Sun 27 Apr 2014

Unfortunately, given my work commitments in Crewe combined with a tube strike I have decided it would not be sensible for me to struggle into and out of London on the 30th so as to travel by train. Apologies, but since I will be driving to Crewe I will not be able to come to an offline - consuming large quantities of port and driving is not recommended!
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Re: Crazy 8's: London, April 30th 2014

Post by flash_uk » 08:10 Sun 27 Apr 2014

Sadly I too need to withdraw. My word now requires me to be somewhere far away on Thursday morning so Weds travel required. Have fun with the 8s.

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Re: Port in London - late April

Post by jdaw1 » 00:00 Tue 29 Apr 2014

Who is to print the placemats? I could, but might (and might not) be late.

On Tuesday I will phone The Bung Hole to give the option of us being in a smaller space, and to request a mere 36 glasses.

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Re: Crazy 8's: London, April 30th 2014

Post by SushiNorth » 10:35 Tue 29 Apr 2014

I've updated the list, but our numbers are now greatly diminished. Is there a "London Tasters" list that I can Private-Message to alert them we are still drinking tomorrow night?
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Re: Crazy 8's: London, April 30th 2014

Post by jdaw1 » 11:41 Tue 29 Apr 2014

SushiNorth wrote:I've updated the list, but our numbers are now greatly diminished. Is there a "London Tasters" list that I can Private-Message to alert them we are still drinking tomorrow night?
No. Brits generally pay attention to their drinking arrangements — no PMs needed.
jdaw1 wrote:On Tuesday I will phone The Bung Hole to give the option of us being in a smaller space, and to request a mere 36 glasses.
Indeed, TBH might need the Function Room for a larger group, unless their plans are confounded by the tube strike. So we are probably on table 6.
jdaw1 wrote:Who is to print the placemats? I could, but might (and might not) be late.
:?:

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Re: Crazy 8's: London, April 30th 2014

Post by WS1 » 12:27 Tue 29 Apr 2014

jdaw1 wrote:Who is to print the placemats? I could, but might (and might not) be late.
:?:[/quote]

To be or not to be...

correction

To print or nortt to print this is here the question...

:lol:

can print if required, but please let me know instructions for the printer; I remeber there was a setting not to miss....
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Re: Crazy 8's: London, April 30th 2014

Post by SushiNorth » 12:43 Tue 29 Apr 2014

WS1 wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:Who is to print the placemats? I could, but might (and might not) be late.

To be or not to be...
correction
To print or nortt to print this is here the question... :lol:
can print if required, but please let me know instructions for the printer; I remeber there was a setting not to miss....
Why don't I print? JDAW, the placemat PDF is up-to-date? Good to print?
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Re: Crazy 8's: London, April 30th 2014

Post by idj123 » 13:26 Tue 29 Apr 2014

Gentlemen, I'm struggling to join you tomorrow night on account of this confounded Tube strike.I need to get from Paddington to TBH and then on to Waterloo at the conclusion, but the service currently does not seem conducive to this. What is frusrating is that had this tasting been on Thursday I'd have been up in Town in any case and the Tube strike would have finished!

I don't wish to let down an already diminishing field and so I will convey a final decision this evening.

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Re: Crazy 8's: London, April 30th 2014

Post by jdaw1 » 13:33 Tue 29 Apr 2014

The tube strike is proving to be a big problem. JES: can it be Thursday?

SushiNorth wrote:can print if required, but please let me know instructions for the printer; I remeber there was a setting not to miss....
The usual error is described in the first bullet.
The manual wrote:
  • The print dialogue box probably controls scaling: set to “No automatic page scaling”, or scaling of 100%, or equivalent. (Automatic page scaling can be very wrong, scaling to invisible and irrelevant artefacts in the PDF.)
  • On some Konica Minolta printers, and perhaps others, checking “Choose paper size by PDF page size” means the output is very small, a mirror image, and on paper of the wrong size. This is not good. On other printers this setting can be useful—experiment as necessary.
  • Print single-sided—obviously duplex wouldn’t work.
  • Use toner not ink, as a single drop of wine or water causes ink to smudge.

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Re: Crazy 8's: London, April 30th 2014

Post by SushiNorth » 14:01 Tue 29 Apr 2014

jdaw1 wrote:The tube strike is proving to be a big problem. JES: can it be Thursday?
Could it be Friday or Saturday?
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Re: Crazy 8's: London, April 30th 2014

Post by jdaw1 » 19:15 Tue 29 Apr 2014

I can’t do Friday, alas.

But decision time is imminent. If a change is being considered, PM everybody who has replied to this thread asking what you need to ask. For some decant o’clock is 6am Wednesday.

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