Picklers meetup this weekend


by Sunny
30th July, 2008 at 4:46 am    

Just a reminder readers, that this Saturday we’re having a Picklers meetup in central London at a top-secret location. So secret, in fact, that I don’t even know where is it yet. We’ve had meetups before but this is the first time we’ve decided to open it up slightly so regular readers can also come and shoot the breeze. Contrary to popular perception I won’t be sitting there with a whip, to crack at the first person who strays from the party line (ie, disagrees with me). The only person who likes whips is Rohin.

Those of you who have already emailed in – I will let you know of the exact location by tomorrow. I’m sorry but I’m not going to give out the location to randoms who don’t comment regularly or I don’t know already. Security precuations, I’m sure you understand.


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  1. gezzer — on 30th July, 2008 at 1:35 pm  

    Sunny how are you doing bro?

  2. Sunny — on 30th July, 2008 at 2:07 pm  

    hey gezzer! long time no see! How’s married life?

  3. Kismet Hardy — on 30th July, 2008 at 2:28 pm  

    Is it going to be at Big Chill? Please let it be at Big Chill. My crack dealer’s let me down and I desperately need someone to supply me crack. So please make it at Big Chill. But only if you have crack.

  4. cjcjc — on 30th July, 2008 at 3:24 pm  

    Security precuations, I’m sure you understand.

    Otherwise that Anthony Browne guy might show up!

  5. Sunny — on 30th July, 2008 at 3:54 pm  

    I’d be delighted if he did!

  6. Sid — on 30th July, 2008 at 3:56 pm  

    no, he’ll be at the redneck’s howdown in the neighbouring barn.

  7. cjcjc — on 30th July, 2008 at 5:17 pm  

    If you are meeting at Big Chill there are plenty of neighbouring barns in Herefordshire where he might be hoeing-down!

  8. BenSix — on 30th July, 2008 at 5:33 pm  

    Regrettably, I’ll be rotting away in a remote cottage. Do hope that fun will be had by all, though.

    “My crack dealer’s let me down and I desperately need someone to supply me crack.”

    I too find that politics blogs are the perfect place to peddle one’s wares.

    Ben

  9. gezzer — on 30th July, 2008 at 7:31 pm  

    Hi Sunny, yes everything is great bro, just thought I’d say hello after such long time. If you are not busy how about a cup of coffee or something some time soon?

  10. Desi Italiana — on 31st July, 2008 at 1:53 am  

    If someone pays for my ticket to London, I’ll totally come!

    Is there a Pickers’ Fund to rope in American Picklers from across the pond?

  11. Amrit — on 31st July, 2008 at 11:42 pm  

    I can’t believe I worked up the courage to even WANT to come, let alone actually going… and I still can’t believe it!

    But I’ll be there… not like I have a life or anything. :-P

  12. douglas clark — on 1st August, 2008 at 12:20 am  

    Ok Amrit,

    You, obviously, have been told where to meet up. Well, that’s fine I suppose. No-one has told me! And I’m not even guaranteed to be able to come to frighten you with my presence!

    Sob.

    Ha! You are safe for now little one!

    I share your lack of a life. After having talked to these people for bloody years, they still keep their secret location, err…, secret from me. They are probably the Illuminati, or some such.

    I am the undead, y’know. Forgotten, abandoned, and with a probably free, yes, free Ryan Air flight down. OK, it’s about 18 quid to escape the hell hole that is London, but who, in their right mind, wouldn’t see that as an even better bargain? Terms and conditions are subject to alteration. Ryanair, as the spawn of the global warming satan, cannot be held to anything whatsoever, except, perhaps a global apocalypse. Or their prices.

    It is still in the balance, but a location would be good.

    No wonder they keep quiet, the great God Ryan could have made all things possible. (Subject, obviously to fluid containers being less than 5cc, or thereabouts.)

  13. BenSix — on 1st August, 2008 at 12:27 am  

    “It is still in the balance, but a location would be good. ”

    Haven’t you emailed in?

    Curiously,

    Ben

  14. douglas clark — on 1st August, 2008 at 12:42 am  

    Yes Ben, I have. But the meeting place, which is obviously the Albert Hall, in order to let us all in, has obviously still to be revealed to me. I may be wrong about that, it might be Wembley, which I must admit, has dark, dark memories for me.

    :-)

  15. Leon — on 1st August, 2008 at 12:52 am  

    Doug, I’ve been on here since the first week, been a writer for over a year and now I’m an Admin and even I don’t know where the bloody thing is being held!

  16. douglas clark — on 1st August, 2008 at 1:10 am  

    Leon,

    Heh.

    Perhaps it’s a secret meet up between Sunny and, err, Sunny. That would be pretty secure.

    I wonder if there would be an arguement, right enough!

    Joking.

    Still, I’d need to know tomorrow, bloody hell later today, to get a seat. So far, it’s getting cheaper, but….

  17. Sunny — on 1st August, 2008 at 6:19 am  

    details just sent out!

  18. Leon — on 1st August, 2008 at 10:46 am  

    You coming Doug? I might be down depending how something pans out.

  19. douglas clark — on 1st August, 2008 at 10:18 pm  

    Leon,

    Sorry mate. The price has gone up beyond what I can afford this month. Maybe next time.

  20. Amrit — on 1st August, 2008 at 11:39 pm  

    ‘Ok Amrit,

    You, obviously, have been told where to meet up. Well, that’s fine I suppose. No-one has told me! And I’m not even guaranteed to be able to come to frighten you with my presence!

    Sob.

    Ha! You are safe for now little one!

    I share your lack of a life. After having talked to these people for bloody years, they still keep their secret location, err…, secret from me. They are probably the Illuminati, or some such.’

    Hahahaha, good to know that all are equal in at least one aspect on this site :-P .

    I actually hadn’t yet received the details at that point, but I had decided I would go through with it nonetheless.

    *sigh* Your menacing comment is a sign I’m finally really ‘one of you’ now!

    Your presence will be missed at the meeting no doubt, but hopefully you will have a great Saturday nonetheless. It looks like Sunny was wrong about the weather, and we may all just end up getting soaked…

  21. douglas clark — on 2nd August, 2008 at 12:09 am  

    Amrit,

    Cheers, you made me laugh.

    Take a Pac-a-Mac, available from all good nostalgia stores.

    And please, let me know what you thought of it?

  22. Amrit — on 4th August, 2008 at 12:17 am  

    My dear Douggie,

    (My goodness, do I feel impudent calling you that!)

    Thank you for your advice, all I needed in the end was sunblock, ironically enough.

    I am only too happy to tell you what I thought:

    http://gts-kjb.blogspot.com/2008/08/pickled-post-mortem.html

    I hope you don’t end up bored to death! :-D

  23. Rumbold — on 4th August, 2008 at 8:43 am  

    Nice to meet you as well Amrit- I was going to leave this comment on your blog, but it doesn’t allow non-Blogger registered persons.

  24. Amrit — on 5th August, 2008 at 11:22 am  

    Rumbold: :D

    I wasn’t too happy about having to leave as I did (without saying goodbye to a few of you and all), but I got in trouble nonetheless once I got home… so I suppose it was what I had to do.

    How was Wagamama’s?

  25. Rumbold — on 5th August, 2008 at 8:38 pm  

    Amrit:

    The ending was a bit strange, as a few of us got separated from the group and by the time we got to Wagamama everyone had gone home. So we all just left.
    “Quite charming.” I like that. You were very charming. Why did you get into trouble? You should have just said that you were meeting a bunch of strangers from the internet.

  26. Amrit — on 7th August, 2008 at 11:56 pm  

    *gets flustered at the sight of a compliment*

    Thank you. I was going to write ‘very’ rather than ‘quite’ but I didn’t want to seem like a creepy brown-nose. Glad to know that I made some impression after being too scared to talk for almost 3 hours.

    So it was a typical left-wing ending with everybody going off in their own directions, then?

    Haha… oh dear Lord, I don’t even want to think what might have happened if I had said what I was really doing. I just mumbled something about a ‘political event’. I think I already told (several) of those present about my ker-azy family. To give you a further idea of their views on the world:

    Me: ‘Dad, honestly – the Piccadilly line to Heathrow is almost as safe as it gets. It goes to the AIRPORT, so there are always people on it.’

    My father: ‘Don’t you tell me about the Piccadilly line, I know best. I used to take the train to Acton Town in 1958.’

    *sigh*

    Is it bad to be constantly thinking to yourself:
    ‘Well, at least they wouldn’t honour-kill me?’

    On a totally separate note, you’re not QuestionThat, are you?

  27. Rumbold — on 8th August, 2008 at 1:17 pm  

    Amrit:

    “Thank you. I was going to write ‘very’ rather than ‘quite’ but I didn’t want to seem like a creepy brown-nose.”

    You wouldn’t have done. It was an interesting review.

    “Glad to know that I made some impression after being too scared to talk for almost 3 hours.”

    You contributed- it is just that some of us were monopolising the conversation. I blame Anthony Browne.

    “Me: ‘Dad, honestly – the Piccadilly line to Heathrow is almost as safe as it gets. It goes to the AIRPORT, so there are always people on it.’

    My father: ‘Don’t you tell me about the Piccadilly line, I know best. I used to take the train to Acton Town in 1958.’”

    Heh. Well, he may be right. Certainly some of the stations are slightly dodgy.

    “On a totally separate note, you’re not QuestionThat, are you?”

    No, but I do like his blog.

  28. Amrit — on 8th August, 2008 at 11:49 pm  

    ‘It was an interesting review.’

    You read it ALL?!!

    ‘I blame Anthony Browne.’

    That’s the way forward :D .

    ‘Heh. Well, he may be right. Certainly some of the stations are slightly dodgy.’

    Yer telling me, who had to travel almost 2 hours to East London for two years…

    I am relieved to know that you are not he (QT), he seems like a surprisingly aggressive bloke and well, you don’t. Could be that you got it beaten out of you at Cambridge though *evil grin*.

  29. Rumbold — on 9th August, 2008 at 10:23 am  

    Amrit:

    I did read it all, and it was enjoyable.

    “I am relieved to know that you are not he (QT), he seems like a surprisingly aggressive bloke and well, you don’t.”

    I discovered him via Devil’s Kitchen, which he writes for. He has never appeared to be too aggressive, but perhaps that is only in comparison to the company he keeps.

  30. BenSix — on 9th August, 2008 at 11:47 am  

    I’m sorry not to have attended. It’s just another grievance that I can notch up against family holidays.

    Incidentally I like QuestionThat. If he comes across as aggressive then it’s probably because, posting on Liberal Conspiracy, he’s almost always surrounded.

    Ben

  31. Amrit — on 10th August, 2008 at 12:52 am  

    BenSix:

    Family holidays. Please don’t even go there.

    I have to say that I got myself mixed up – I thought Devil’s Kitchen was QT, for some reason. I like QT too, I think sometimes he is a little cynical though… but I suppose that makes sense, when you take his name into account.

    Rumbold, thank you. I’m trying hard to keep my sense of humour at the moment… sometimes it comes easy.

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