[Nottingham] RE: [Social] *Tomorrow* Wed 23/04/2008 Last Post Beeston Beers, (Martin)

Joshua Lock incandescant at gmail.com
Fri Apr 25 14:20:47 BST 2008

On Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 1:56 PM, ForkBombFluf <fluf at freeshell.org> wrote:
>  Oh Puhleeeeez Josh, have a little imagination!  ;-)
>  What if talking geek *is* a turn on to some people?  Andy and I quite
> recently had pillow talk about the Eee 900.  If anyone thinks that's sad,
> you can byte us, 'cause it totally rocks our geektastic micrcosm.
>  Relationships are just another part of the rich fabric of life, the threads
> of which can weave themeslves in at the most unexpected of places, if you
> allow them.
>  Surely socializing at a LUG or other geek meet would serously increase your
> chances of finding someone you'd actually have something to talk with about
> on a lazy Sunday moring, as compared to the randomized offerings of a
> standard Saturday night booze cruise?  (Why do I suddenly have the nagging
> suspicion that someone, somewhere, has probably formulated an equation for
> this?)

That was actually the point I was making, although admittedly I didn't
state it quite so explicitly. Hell, geek talk is good talk as far as I
am concerned - which is why I continue to attend LUG meets. If I meet
a pretty young lady and we hit it off so much the better, but that is
not /why/ I go to LUG meets.

The message I was trying to deliver when I de-railed the original
topic even more was something akin to "You go to a LUG meet to talk
geek. Ergo anyone you meet there probably won't be too put out about
the fact that you're wearing a Tux t-shirt/carrying a stuffed
penguin/hard-wired into various computational devices/etc.
And therefore one should not be too bothered about stuffed toys on the
table dissuading members of the opposite sex from approaching you.
Heck if you're that worried about your 'street cred' you probably
shouldn't be seen with me. :)"

I originally refrained from being so verbose as I was pressed for time
and trying to make my jibes at Jonathan less obvious (Hi Johnny! :))
Alas, once again I fear I may regret responding to a post encouraging
further diversion from the original point.

> > In conclusion; image be damned - do whatever needs doing to alert any
> > stray geeks to our gathering.
> >

Here is the key bit, right above here ^^^^^^^

>  Honetly.
>  It could get cuddly.

Stuffed toys or members of the opposite sex?

Anyhow, that's enough time wasted trying to further express my
personal opinion on this matter.

- J

Joshua Lock
incandescant at gmail.com

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