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  • Bart Janssen,

    otherwise the poor man would have nowhere to put his pencil

    So Jen isn't coming along for the trip too????

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 4451 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    So Jen isn't coming along for the trip too????

    Between all of Jen's attention and half of mine and David's, we should just be able to manage a Certain Baby.

    And I have no idea what you might be implying. If anything.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4650 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen,

    And I have no idea what you might be implying

    Why nothing untoward of course, the thought that "pencil" might be some kind of euphemism would never occur to me...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 4451 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Eeeew!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22756 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    I’m about to climb on a plane and head to one of my favourite New Zealand cities. Please, if I know you but I’ve never seen your face before, do come up and introduce yourself, I’d love to meet you all in the flesh.

    And, once again, if I may be so bold, if you are brave enough to go up and say hello, you will be meeting one of the sweetest people. EVAH.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3136 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    Hope you're going to clear 90 minutes of quiet time on Sunday evening to catch The Waters of Mars. Just not fair that Lindsay Duncan has so much of the world's limited supply of awesome.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • Megan Wegan,

    And, once again, if I may be so bold, if you are brave enough to go up and say hello, you will be meeting one of the sweetest people. EVAH.

    You don't even need to be brave. She's not that scary

    Welly • Since Jul 2008 • 1275 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    Hope you're going to clear 90 minutes of quiet time on Sunday evening to catch The Waters of Mars. Just not fair that Lindsay Duncan has so much of the world's limited supply of awesome.

    Big, big love to whoever it is at Prime who is getting this stuff over so fast, and indeed at all.

    She's not that scary

    It's true. I don't bite. Strangers. For free.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4650 posts Report Reply

  • Isabel Hitchings,

    I'm so glad that mine is not the only mind that went there when reading about "Dr Haywood's pencil".

    Christchurch • Since Jul 2007 • 719 posts Report Reply

  • Jolisa,

    What filthy minds you all have. It's a traditional and perfectly sensible way to keep your writing implements warm, especially in a Chch winter. Means you never have to shell out for a heated pencil case to stop your fountain pens freezing up.

    (NB that definition of pass/fail still doesn't make any sense to me).

    Auckland, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 1472 posts Report Reply

  • David Haywood,

    Thanks for the public announcement message, Fräulein Hart. I had a dream (nightmare) last night that no-one turned up to these book launches.

    In fact, I can already see myself blogging on the unfolding disaster: "We felt like killing ourselves", etc.

    Bart: please try to drag your mind out of your underpants! I know that our nation's CRIs are a hotbed of steamy sex, but I hope you can keep some perspective, and come to realize that not all of us are the over-sexed scientists that you encounter in your day job. And no, I wasn't suggesting anything by my usage of the word 'come' in that sentence.

    And furthermore, I think (hope) that Emma would choose something a little larger than a pencil if she was making a double-entendre. Perhaps a nuclear submarine or a Saturn V rocket.

    Dunsandel • Since Nov 2006 • 1156 posts Report Reply

  • JackElder,

    David - I hope you don't mind, but I mentally parsed the penultimate sentence of your third paragraph as:

    ...but I hope you can keep some perspective, and can realize that not all of us are the over-sexed scientists that you come across in your day job.

    Wellington • Since Mar 2008 • 708 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    Perhaps a nuclear submarine or a Saturn V rocket.

    Or Thunderbird 1. Think about that the next time you spend two hours playing "Tracy Island".

    Um. Okay, now I really am going to get on that plane.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4650 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    Um. Okay, now I really am going to get on that plane.

    Enough already.

    Atlantis • Since Nov 2006 • 4327 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    Big, big love to whoever it is at Prime who is getting this stuff over so fast, and indeed at all.

    Seem to be hitting the airwaves everywhere pretty damn quick -- ABC1 in Australia on December 6. Subscribers to BBC America have to wait until the 19th, but the lucky fuckers get 'The End of Time, Part 1' on Boxing Day. (Come on Prime, you don't want the Yanks showing us up!)

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    Big, big love to whoever it is at Prime who is getting this stuff over so fast, and indeed at all.

    Seem to be hitting the airwaves everywhere pretty damn quick -- ABC1 in Australia on December 6. Subscribers to BBC America have to wait until the 19th, but the lucky fuckers get 'The End of Time, Part 1' on Boxing Day. (Come on Prime, you don't want the Yanks showing us up!)

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    I'll be there.

    David: Want me to bring rope just in case no one else turns up?...Oh silly me...you will already in Hell,,,,,,Wellington. :-)

    I heard that Arty Bees buys second hand books. ....I wonder how much they will offer me for an author signed copy of some non stained RB book I got in the mail recently.......If I wait 'til after the hanging....

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1588 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen,

    please try to drag your mind out of your underpants!

    Huh? Emma is wearing underpants on her head??? Is that post operative thing?

    I know that our nation's CRIs are a hotbed of steamy sex

    Well I did spend half of yesterday helping our petunias reproduce...

    Think about that the next time you spend two hours playing "Tracy Island".

    Oh cool I was wondering what I was going to do tonight, BTW does anyone know where I can get a replacement T2 - my friend's children broke mine. Yes I did recognise it immediately during the geek quiz at the last Great Blend.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 4451 posts Report Reply

  • Lucy Stewart,

    Crossing fingers for the Christchurch thing - I was going to be in Wellington tomorrow, as it happens, but instead I will be listening to forty-five other people talk about their medical summer school projects, which is unlikely to be nearly as interesting. Curses.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2105 posts Report Reply

  • Heather W.,

    BTW does anyone know where I can get a replacement T2?

    Several on Trademe at the moment, even a couple of the Islands.

    North Shore • Since Nov 2008 • 189 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    Emma, David. Very best of luck today. I am sure you don't need it but best anyway. If you feel like putting one book each aside for me in Ak, I will buy them , honest :))

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Same. Even buy yous a drink.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19688 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    Same. Even buy yous a drink.

    Fuck,you guys are going to rot your brains with all those drinks your planing to buy each other.

    Anyway, I've seen the books in the flesh. I was surprised how big David's one was. Emma's was more shinny.

    Atlantis • Since Nov 2006 • 4327 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    Hope the Book Thing is going well for you both. xx

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3136 posts Report Reply

  • Don Christie,

    Sigh. I think this evening in Parliament is going to be sadly lacking in the decorum front.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1645 posts Report Reply

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