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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJan 5th 2012
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    Heya folks!

    Tomorrow (the 6th) I am heading off to Washington, DC to visit Anchorbeard, but have a few hours wait in NYC.

    I arrive at Penn Station in Manhattan at 10:45pm and would like to be back at the station by around 1:30am so I can find my way to the platform and be prepared for any possible schedule changes.

    Any good places near to sit down and have a nice drink and chat?
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJan 5th 2012
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    Sorry for the late notice on this, folks. :S If anyone can meet up I'd sure appreciate it!
    • CommentAuthorsteevo
    • CommentTimeJan 5th 2012
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    Wish I could, but I'll be in good old New Jersey being too poor to afford a train ticket. Have fun in DC though.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeJan 6th 2012 edited
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    Hey folks. Oldhat just sent me a text saying that she'll actually be getting into NYC closer to 9:45. However, the internet on her train is distinctly more shit than anticipated, so coordinating meetups will take little finessing.

    Here's what I'm thinking - I'll watch this space, and convey any messages about if you can or can't make it to the mini-meetup. Come on down and show my girl a good time, eh?
    • CommentAuthorBankara
    • CommentTimeJan 6th 2012
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    I have a guest in town and I am meeting up in Brooklyn with some old friends for drinks but I shall try my damndest to make it thru.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeJan 6th 2012
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    Hey man, if you want, shoot me an email (universalconstants at the googlemails dottacomma) and I'll give you Robin's number so you guys can coordinate via text.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJan 7th 2012
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    And now that I have INTERNET on the train that I'm on...

    HUGE thanks to the wonderful Bankara and Rachael for coming all the way down to visit lil' me for a few hours. It really was one of the most enjoyable times I've had. ESPECIALLY since it was an all-photographer cast shooting the shit and talking shop.
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    Omigosh, so much fun was had chatting! Hoorah! Enjoying the company of Oldhat without getting messy was wonderful, and I have finally met the charismatic Bankara, and it was lovely indeed!
    • CommentAuthorBankara
    • CommentTimeJan 7th 2012
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    It was lovely to meet you both, finally! I had a good time, though the people in the booth next us whom I berated whilst standing on a chair might disagree. It is amazing to me that I have never been in a bar fight.

    Thanks for the compliment Rachael, 'charismatic' I never hear. Usually it is 'character.' I will cop to that though, since it is true. We had a discussion about this in the resolution thread, about making yourself as opposed to finding yourself. I actually took inspiration from our dear patron saint's book DOKTOR SLEEPLESS when he made the point that no one is afraid of a cartoon mad scientist. By making myself a character or cartoon I avoid the violence in the bar room while still getting my point across to shut the fuck up. Win-Win. It works for photography as well, I have found. By simply inhabiting the role that people expect of a 'photographer' I manage to get good work out of them.

    Sometimes though I take a page from the other good doctor: "He who makes himself a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man." -HST Most of my friday nights in NYC tend to cleave closer to this message. Cheers!

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