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Chinese vs British work ethic
Ye: "I might have to work overtime to finish off this project"
Matt: @We have three weeks to do the project. So the first week I intend to moan about doing it, the second week I intend to think about doing it and the third week I'll half-do it."
Work is rather hectic at the moment so not much time for guestbook posting. We're getting broadband at home in the next few days so will be able to post away to my heart's content then.
Mr Mayer, you are neglecting your guestbook. We want to hear of rooftop journeys and sacred cows...
I have a maths problem for you and your colleagues. I want a probability distribution for someones position in line to the throne as a function of their age and gender
1. man wields axe on plane from Bodo to Narvik. Perhaps he got angry when he realised where they were going...
2. A sign post in uxbridge wobbles all the time and no-one knows why...
So sorry. Business also equals no Cara Dillon tickets as such. I will try and phone them tomorrow morning to check availability/reserve, it'll be fine. Then we can make other arrangements.
message in row without reply
surely something interesting must have happened in India Matthew??
are we sorted, times? i assume i'm still driving, do not assume i will be able to find it easily, allow plenty of time. Tennis?
my brother's computer is immeasurably better than mine
posting from the glamorous location of norwich if anyone is keeping track of where the guestbook has been
why does the world's richest man clause involve a caribbean island, i don't remember it having to be caribbean, i don't want to be in the caribbean.
see The World, Dubai...
just parental insistence that jon gets permission for me to be there. so that ride to cambridge is still there if you change your mind
It was song 3
Visit to Norwich postponed, more time wasting
have you sorted tickets out for thursday??
84 me vs. 81 Richard...but I might have to move every few weeks just to confuse you! Matthew - don't kill a cow, it's bad.
the eye is always drawn to:
If Mount Vesuvius erupts, killing more than 1000 people by May 2031, then I will pay Andrew Taylor Â£1.
possibly one of the worlds most inhuman bets. You can just imagine you grudgingly handing over your Â£1 to a beaming Andy
do you have suspicions regarding X? do not think too hard about it, its really quite innocuous
I can't really comment on the IP's, i don't know how mine is done, but we rarely turn the PC off so it should remain reasonably constant. I'm not sure me and Andy sound all that similar!
Hello all, just popped into office to check my email. Updated my contact details, countries and bets lists.
Today I went to Georgetown and had lunch at one of these biryani places. They were very excited and insisted I sat in the window (ooh, look, a foreigner is eating here, it must a a great place!)
There were lots of cows.
I doubt this message will invoke event X.
right andrew... bear with me I have dyscalculia.. common in maths teachers.
when you say your number remains the same if you are at home, this is not strictly speaking true. Do you just mean the first 2 digits (ie 84) AND THE LAST 2 DIGITS(200 ) ? The middle pairs of digits seem to change. Once I get to recognise you, it is a matter of elimination to recognise richard and Matt speaks for himself.
You do know the whole thing is easier for you and richard as yopu clear;y know who you are and if it is not you it must be him!?
That is my number. And I'm usually at home. Thanks to this I always know what time it is in Chennai, so unfortunately it might be quite difficult to 'accidentally' phone at 3am...
Mr Mayer, please list:
If X happens within time scale Y then Richard will pay Andy 50p, if X happens outside timescale Y but inside timescale Z then Andy will pay Richard 50p, otherwise the bet is void
There are good reasons why X, Y and Z should be known to us only
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okay. provided you explain to me how to interpret Ip address. eg you (andrew?) appear to be 84 66 61 200 at the moment but you are not that always ( or are you?)
I know what you mean about the Chennai time. Disconcerting.
Our man in Chennai now has a landline which one can ring. He cannot ring out. One has to be careful of time differences. There is an access number you can ring prior to the number which makes it 10p a minute from a landline at our end. I spoke last night and apart from a very slight time delay, which means you cannot interject into each others conversations! it works fine!
By the way do not panic... I will not necessarily become a regular and verbose contributor to these hallowed pages.I can be bought off.
I always think that the person writing is in Chennai. "What's she doing there?!"
Maybe, it would be a big step... I just like having a title rather than a name. You can work it out from the IP address if it's not too much effort.
I'll go to football with my dad, so no thanks, meet you inside at 2:15ish.
You know it would make life a damn sight easier for visiting parents ( ie Philip and me; I cannot speak for Janet, Ralph or either Taylor) if you used your own names. I realise that in your adolescent years bamboozling parents was part of the game but now .....!? Enjoy the match!
should surely be followed by (TM Mayer Mann Taylor Eat-ch enterprises)
which reminds me, does it have a wikipedia entry?!
I have a concept, but it will take a short while to realise it. Be patient, it will be good
do you want a lift to football then, its on the way for me.
Photos are now up, haven't checked if they are all there, no captions yet
Re football, if I'm coming to eat with you tomorrow night we may as well go straight from the football, in which case you may as well drive there, if possible. Best and easiest parking in the office complex on the left just before the stadium as you drive down from Pease Pottage.
by the time the message was posted...
I just lost 5 hours :(
its really, really cold!
what will it be like when its not sunny??
my last messages from dominica nd you're reserving them for you alone. how selfish!
and do you really think I care what time it is in Chennai? Time zones yes, but I don't want to be forced into India, I like my time zone, it gets light in the morning etc...
I expect multiple donations to charity as you start to feel guilty about being a rich man in a poor man's world. Photos are interesting, especially as I get to reply to them...
She comes in three times a week, cleans the flat and washes our clothes.
New contact details at http://www.fantasyfacup.com/matthew/contact.shtml
don't be coy mr mayer
andy- whats going to be the transport arrngement for football?
My new flat is very very nice... 15 minutes from office, aircon, big kitchen, en-suite room, TV, maid...
now you start posting messages at 5am just because you can...maybe I'm a global village idiot, but at least in Crawley I'm top of the pile.
As they say, the problem with the global village is the global village idiots.
sarcasm crossing the world... now thats just great isn't it?
Message received. Now your sarcasm can transcend borders. I think they may cost you 20p.
leaving here 4pm thursday, arriving 9am ish friday morning.
saturday is good because i'll need to rest on friday
i was watching the ryder cup, and very much enjoying it
why? because its a chance to watch golf AND mock americans AND its on terrestrial here (bad adverts tho, and irritating US commentary)
crawley town? definately, 3pm sat?
and why is saturday such a good day?
and will you be partaking in a little Crawley Town action first?
and are you enjoying the ryder cup?
pending any flight based delays, say 7pm saturday, bring dessert.
i'm sure i'll cope... you can sort out the tickets. you game for this saturday?
I'm sure the M25 can be circumvented somehow...
Is it going to be during the day or evening or what? I don't really want to be driving back too late or round the M25 in rush hour
Lets go, obviously you won't drive, hardly needs stating...
Its certainly not part of North America by that association anymore than martinique and guadeloupe are part of europe by being EU members. Obviously its not really continental, buts then it needs to be placed.
At least football wise (CONCACAF I think) and that's all that counts really. Do you want to go and see Cara Dillon in Dartford on 30th Sep? You'd have to drive obviously, and I'm sure it won't sell out so you can decide when you get back.
Matthew - it's raining here too, don't start thinking you're special.
There seems to be a ferocious thunderstorm at 4pm each day. Proper monsoon is normally in November apparently. Then there is a continuous ferocious thunderstorm for a fortnight.
is it monsooning? its being trying to monsoon here, but it couldn't keep it up
do we think dominica is continentally south or north america? its definately closer to the south...
date for your diary: either friday 25th or preferbly sat 26th, food, chez moi. No arguments unless you have an engagement I'll be impressed by
you don't seem in a rush to post india style...
what is the time there, you must be something like half a day ahead of me
Update: I will be staying at the Madras Gymkhana Club for the first four days. It seems to a a popular haunt for bridge-playing old-age pensioners.
Andy- I have a delivery to make to your house.
It is now time for you to leave. You may of course entertain me at any time during your last full day in England's green and pleasant shires, but I'm sure you have far more important things to do.
You should also add the guestbook to the country-bagging competition, according to the countries from which messages have been posted.
I delayed my flight because my boss told me to (she is currently in Singapore, and wanted to be there when I arrived, probably because they haven't actually hired the flat I'm supposed to be living in yet).
Andy- you said Love in the Time of Cholera had no cholera in it, but it does, many times
Matthew- why the delay viz a viz india?
Ivan looks NASTY, i didn't have radio or TV in Martinique so wasn't quite aware what was around me!
Andy - FA Cup trivia update: Southport are the Conference North team who played in the FA Cup in 1999. In lower leagues are Kingstonian (2001), Telford Utd (2004), Emley (1998) and Hednesford Town (1997).
So close, so close, Ivan hit south martinique but i was in the north, so nothing but a bit of windy rain. I didn't send yours matthew, so you'll have to give me the new address. i wasn't in the mood for concepts i'm afraid. far from being civilised my place in martinique was cockroach infested (some palm sized, eugh!) and smelt of disinfectant, and i was the ONLY person there, not even any staff :(
But now i have returned... and am comiling a list of england things to do, including crawley town, car trip, pub etc. And aaaaargh, someone rang the village bells at 4am for 2 hours this morning and the only reason i can think of was sept 11th, tho why 4am i don't know. SOOO TIRED!
Postcard tells me Richard made the mistake of going to Martinique, just that little bit closer to Ivan. So he probably did get blown away. I think the concept was illegibility.
Richard hasn't posted since 3rd September, do you think he's been blown away?
This should be the bankrupt mug
You can call her free at 1-888-POPALOT. Apparently.
Richard, Ivan to warn you things might be getting very windy in the Dominican Republic.
Paula has circumvented the rules, so she deserves a well done too. But I don't think I'll be looking at her website.
I invented a pop up magnifier for cell phones. I have a web site WWW.B1P.INFO I have patant! I dont have any idea how to sell them. Please help......... Paula @ B1p.Info
The High Commission was heaving with people but I now have a visa. If I fly to Chennai and back twice I get enough miles for a free flight anywhere in Europe, wooo
I may well come to Crawley/York now. I am egotistical and type matt.
Very nice page, I think it's your best. Now when I country bag I'll feel less guilty because it makes that page more colourful.
As you're here on the 11th, you should come to Crawley v York (Crawley playing York in the league, wow)
nooooooooo I typed shed
I think we should leave the definitions as they are actually: passing through customs wouldn't work (Schengen). We already have the >1 night column to separate 'proper' visits from transitory ones.
http://www.fantasyfacup.com/matthew/countries.shtml updated with Richard's latest additions.
Now with flags!
I don't know my home address yet. I'm not leaving till the 14th now, so it might arrive in time if you send it here now.
i need your indian address or i can't send you a postcard, it will probably take a month or so to arrive!
No water because it rained! Never heard that before...
(I type dheh into the four letter thing every time, I think you should make it compulsory, rather than giving us a choice.)
I beat him at tennis. And made him watch me job hunt all afternoon even though we have the internet now. haha
no pound sign on this keyboard! ferry takes an hour to martinique or guadeloupe. its currently 4.43pm and its hot and humid. we have no water cos it rained, clogging the pipes. have to go now. au revoir
I don't really want to talk to you, just pleased for the sake of the guestbook.
Matthew's taking malaria tablets. He's going to feel ill for a year. haha
this is the 1st real conversation on here for AGES! you know, here, the buses don't leave til they're full. i sat on a bus for 30min before it moved. aaargh! i like travelling, but not when it takes 2 hours to go 15 miles! and the most common things you here in shops? "theres no gas on the island, theres no meat/milk/cheese/on the ISLAND!"
apart from mine...the one I got was disappointing, very disappointing. france will be backward, don't be too expectant. Can you island hop easily?
you have tried to get a job, but currently you receive no credit
All people are annoying. Especially people with jobs up their sleeves. The other good thing about this computer is that I can copy my CDs onto it, so I don't have to bring them down here every time...
is also difficult as i have to do a 1 1/2 hour bus journey to buy a postcard!
thank god france is next door
but then what if you get turned away at the border, surely you deserve credit for trying?
just don't count on it indefinately
most dominicans ARE annoying
not. i tried today for the first time. Matthew will tell you how pathetic I was.
and hello by the way...
can't stay, no broadband here :(
any luck finding a job yet??
you only posted that message 11 seconds ago! wow, i've never got that close!
richard - if they have different euros in guadeloupe or martinique, can you get me some? I have the Finnish ones remember.
i think we should redefine so that a country is bgged if one passes customs etc, rather than the land travel requirement, its simpler and basically the same, as flying through airspace still won't count. and how do we get round those rules if necessary?
i don't think i want to leave home now! it's so nice...the keyboard is soft and clean...aaaaah...i'm going to test out your new spam filter
New anti-spam features. Messages limited to 3000 characters. Also any message containing a certain currency symbol favoured by the USA, will be rejected. If you break either of those rules you will get the "type four letters in the verification box" message.
Better be on the safe side, otherwise we might need to convene a tribunal of the ICOCB (International Committee on Country Bagging).
A worldwide survey was conducted by the UN. The only question asked was:"Would you please give your honest opinion about solutions to the food shortage in the rest of the world?"
The survey was a huge failure...
In Africa they didn't know what "food" meant.
In Eastern Europe they didn't know what "honest" meant.
In Western Europe they didn't know what "shortage" meant.
In China they didn't know what "opinion" meant.
In the Middle East they didn't know what "solution" meant.
In South America they didn't know what "please" meant.
And in the USA they didn't know what "the rest of the world" meant
dominica and antigua, tho i'm deliberating on antigua as i haven't actually passed through customs there, but i might visit it properly on the way back.i have the capital of dominica.
going to france soon