The Big Up Thread

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Re: The Big Up Thread

Post by youthful_implants » Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:54 pm

in my bid to become like Pauly D from Jersey Shore I have started supplementing my diet with protein shakes. Watch out.
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Re: The Big Up Thread

Post by retzie » Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:26 pm

BU first run in a loooooong time going much better than expected. It's been months and months and months, but managed 5km in a reasonable time, easy-peasey. Apparently walking everywhere with a gabillionty-seven kilo backpack keeps you from becoming a total waddler. O'course, the first one is always easiest, but still... :retzielikes:
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Post by nic » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:52 am

:chinL
migte do some exercise tbh
or go eat some more

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Re: The Big Up Thread

Post by retzie » Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:05 am

Two more runs and not dead yet.

nic, if you run, you can eat MOAR. The whole point of exercise, innit.
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Re: The Big Up Thread

Post by Feigan » Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:48 pm

illegal dancing?

explain

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Re: The Big Up Thread

Post by witty_pseudonym » Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:12 pm

Dancing is banned in all clubs here! Some apply for licenses for particular events, but on the whole, dancing is FORBIDDEN! Makes it that much more fun in some ways. hehe.

edit: oh, and everything shuts at 11pm. :?
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Re: The Big Up Thread

Post by Feigan » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:55 am

wow.

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Re: The Big Up Thread

Post by retzie » Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:14 am

Dancing has teh banz?? Image

I realised the other day that I haven't been dancing since October :?. Everything here is house or (cheesy) dubstep. Rock, hard place. Mebbe I need to work on my appreciation of house...?
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Re: The Big Up Thread

Post by retzie » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:56 am

Big lolz at the ridiculous hipsters to be found in my neighbourhood. Latest: the full open-necked shirt, dirty moustache, old-style glasses get-up, and the motherfucker is a ZUMBA INSTRUCTOR :lol:

retzie wrote:I realised the other day that I haven't been dancing since October :?. Everything here is house or (cheesy) dubstep. Rock, hard place. Mebbe I need to work on my appreciation of house...?


Went dancing to some techno last night. Nice to have a li'l rave, but fuck me, that shit gets boring. Any of youse (nic?) into house? Care to tell me which of these would be least shit? Kthxbai :changingteam:
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Re: The Big Up Thread

Post by JAMESSSS » Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:45 pm

6th Borough Project / The Revenge would be rad. I would go to that.

It's def fruity as fuck though.
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Re: The Big Up Thread

Post by nic » Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:37 pm

:lol:

retzie would hate 6th borough IMO
i reckon the only thing on there you would rate retzie would be modeselektor tbh

steve bug would be boring tech house.

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Re: The Big Up Thread

Post by deviant » Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:26 pm

Steve Bug is rad... however, that and the gig you mentioned James were last weekend :P

silkie is playing april 12 though... go to that

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Re: The Big Up Thread

Post by deviant » Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:28 pm

oh yes... and modeselektor is awesome..

Opiuo is on May 10 also... good rave imo

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Re: The Big Up Thread

Post by JAMESSSS » Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:49 pm

Oh I didn't see Modeselektor.

Go to that.

Watch the posted video on YouTube.

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Re: The Big Up Thread

Post by retzie » Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:57 am

Thanks chaps :D

It was the Steve Bug gig I went to on the weekend. His name rang a bell, but I had no idea what he makes/plays - I just needed to gtfo of the house. If he was the one I think he was, his set was marginally less boring that the other ones, but serially, we're talking mebbe 4 tunes that would've made me dance if I weren't on a mission to not stop moving.

Modeselektor is go, but hopefully will find other tings before then. I'm going a bit mental not having any kind of friends/social life and all I can think to do (apart from drinking) is music.

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Chicago has no beats scene of any kind, so I'm trying a new strategy of convincing myself to like house. Reckon it's going to be a whole lot of shit I hate, tbh, but I've gotta at least try...

Wish I had a "Play some breaks" t-shirt.
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Re: The Big Up Thread

Post by nic » Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:18 am

breaks is totally dead retzie -time to remeber and move on
buy some crack and get involved in chicgao IMO
how much is crack and can u send me some btw

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Re: The Big Up Thread

Post by retzie » Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:14 am

nic wrote:breaks is totally dead retzie -time to remeber and move on


Yar, I'm kinda getting that vibe, since I somehow still know most of the tracks on NSB :lol:

But still - DnB, not-shit hip hop?? I do not dig dubstep for dancing. Even setting aside the fact that those are the gigs chicks in bikinis go to here (serially, WTF?), it just doesn't make me wanna dance. Secret house music that I've never heard and magically like seems to be my best hope.

NFI about crack TBH. Still living the Oklahoma meth dream :lighta:
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Re: The Big Up Thread

Post by youthful_implants » Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:35 pm

just got back from 2 weeks holigay. one week in US and one week in Jamaica.

bought so many clothes in US, chang was dirt cheap and really good too.

jamaica was awesome. everyone sold ganja and its such a beautiful place.
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Post by nic » Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:28 pm

got ny chang bruv/.??

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Re: The Big Up Thread

Post by retzie » Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:14 pm

BU finally getting proper earplugs. As lolz would have it, the closest place to me is the bloke who makes in-ear shizz for possibly everybody who has ever stepped onto a stage. For cereal, the Stones to fucken Beyonce. Felt like a total retard going there, but it is down the road and they only cost 250 bucks :retzielikes:

Oh, also BU acing the hearing test :)
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Re: The Big Up Thread

Post by retzie » Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:51 pm

Ohhhhhhhhhhh, why didn't someone tell me underground is where the party's at??

Went to Modeselektor - music was good, but I didn't realise it was an official 'show', which mean headliners at 11am, lights-up at 1am. While everyone was milling around wondering what to do next, some chick decided to pick a fight with me ( :lol: ) - apparently I had been dancing with her husband. Fair lolz, considering (a) I can't actually dance with anyone even if I try (:shuffler:) and (b) I hadn't been near any blokes all night. Talking to some randoms in the hopes of escaping her led to an invite to the raev, which was pretty good. Best laz0rz I've seen anywhere here. The smoke can fuck right off, though, and I could do without the dodgy as fuck neighbourhood where cabs are never to be found. But apart from that, got a solid 6 or so hours of dancing and have some new friends :)

BU feeling much less like a sad old cat lady* :retzielikes:



*except for actually having a cat.
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Post by huge » Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:01 pm

:retzilikes:

sounds like a successful mission to me.
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Re: The Big Up Thread

Post by retzie » Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:10 pm

For sure. I'm more than happy to go out on my own, but when you can't even hear about parties without knowing people, you are all kinds of fucked. Shithouse system, imo. Excited to have an in now, though!
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Post by youthful_implants » Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:42 am

soudns like a good night! :)
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Post by retzie » Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:05 pm

BU another rad night dancing :D

Legit show this time, put on by various Burning Man crews. Music started off a bit naff, but kicked off later on. Generally, I'm not an MC person, but fuck me, MC Zulu absolutely killed it. Am I really, really slow for not already knowing about him?? Also discovered there is not-fruity house I actually like. Thank fuck for that! I didn't think an entire city could be obsessed with completely shithouse music...

In other news, I have a minor ethical dilemma. Is it bad that I have given my number to boys (when asked), pretty much just because I want to hear about parties? It's not like I've made it look like I'm interested... Stoopid secret gigs system!
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Post by nic » Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:21 pm

lol
u will have to put out to rave IMO
good swap tbh

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Re: The Big Up Thread

Post by retzie » Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:25 pm

Ha, hoping I'll get onto email lists myself before it comes to that.
(One of them has now given me a glowstick on two (2) separate occasions.)
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Post by nic » Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:35 pm

given me a glowstick.....
yes lol
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Post by retzie » Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:17 pm

No need for innuendo here. 'Merican boys are all strange and want to take you on dates and stuff. Weirdos.
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Post by witty_pseudonym » Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:12 pm

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Post by Lizkins » Tue May 01, 2012 2:31 pm

ohhhhhh chats catch-up soon! want to hear all about this :D
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Post by retzie » Tue May 01, 2012 3:52 pm

Fucken hell, he sent me a pic of a kitten :lol:

Now kids, this is what happens when you decide you like a girl based solely on watching her dance...
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Post by JAMESSSS » Wed May 02, 2012 12:58 pm

A sexy kitten or a rave kitten?
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Post by retzie » Wed May 02, 2012 3:08 pm

Raved out kitten. In a party hat.


In other news, BU getting more fit - I can eat so many things now!!! Small downs to needing to find enough things to eat.

BU mebbe making friends with my coffee peeps :). Bonding has been assisted by their hiring possibly the nerdiest man in the world. We get to take turns trying not to laugh when he totally nerds out:

"So, here, I'm brewing the recent WORLD champion winning aeropress brew. <Some nerdlinger I don't remember> just won the WORLD championship with this brew last week. You really should slurp it quickly, so it aerates and hits the back of your tongue <slurps very loudly, every sip>. Here, would you like to try it?"

Wtf, there's an aeropress world championship? The coffee was shite (even he admitted it, so it wasn't just my inability to slurp correctly when trying not to giggle at everyone behind him pissing themselves). He carefully wrote the specs down in his little coffee notebook and classed it as a fail. Never fear, he is persevering :tallyho:
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lol aeropress championships
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Post by deviant » Wed May 02, 2012 4:38 pm

I <3 aeropress....

I drink it every day :)

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Post by retzie » Fri May 04, 2012 3:07 pm

Ahahaha, nerdy nerd man apparently conditions and trims his (full) beard every day. Keepin' hi'self stylin'.

deviant wrote:I <3 aeropress....

I drink it every day :)


I eat sandwiches pretty much every day. That doesn't mean I think there should be a world sandwich championship...

In other news, glowstick man kept texting - mainly random, inconsequential questions. A 3:1 vote among my mates deemed this a bit fucken weird, so words were had*. Fuckit, guess I'll have to find out about these parties some other way :?


*Matter of fact ones, which seemed to go okay.
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Post by nic » Fri May 04, 2012 3:34 pm

u r sure all these guys that try it on with you are so werid as you say lol?
what if....you...aRE THE WEIRd One?? :shock:

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Post by retzie » Fri May 04, 2012 3:52 pm

Not saying I'm not! Tbh, I have absolutely no idea how anything works. I was beginning to wonder if a bunch of random text messages is how people get to know each other these days...? Erred on the side of caution since I wasn't really into it regardless, but still felt mean.

In other news, I am planning on asking beardy nerd man whether he thinks coffee may be better taken via a neti pot. This will no doubt lead to marriage and happily ever after :retzielikes:
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Post by witty_pseudonym » Mon May 07, 2012 8:36 pm

:lol:

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Post by retzie » Tue May 08, 2012 3:17 pm

BU 112 days until I have to teach again! Don't have to dress like a grown-up for months and months :D

Yes, that long of a break is taking the piss a bit. I will be crazy in t-minus two weeks.

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Heh, I'm glad they are at least vaguely entertaining. They are excellent for those times when people try to ask about whether you've met anyone winkwink. "Lemme tell you about the last boy who got my number..."
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Post by retzie » Thu May 10, 2012 11:11 am

BU tickets home! Imma be in town mid-July to mid-Aug.

:joy:

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