Hold On Lads, I've Got An Idea........

Discussion in 'Midlands and Wales' started by Lord-Wiz, Jan 4, 2006.

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  1. Lord-Wiz Jedi Master

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    so said mr. caine in the italian job, and lo, i have had one too.

    i was thinking that with the distance between the members of FF-UK:M, why don't we find somewhere that is central to all of us, (i.e. get a map, plot where we all live and work out the middle) that we could all get to with relative ease in order to hold our regular monthly meet? find a town or a place with a restaurant or something, and take it over once a month for our own purposes. that way we could just say "meet at so and so" on this date, and everyone would know where, thus removing a lot of discussion/confusion from meet threads.

    or we could stick with star city and that mexican place, and if we have regular meets there we would become known by the establishment and try to work some kind of deal with them for a discount etc? try to get them in with us or something? it would raise their profile as well as ours. of course we could try this on where ever we end up choosing as our "regular" place, if that mexican place isn't viable.

    discuss.
  2. jangofett9 Force Ghost

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    Good idea Dave....I think we mentioned this in the early stages of our formation but nothing really seemed to come of it.......And if I'm honest i think the middle of all of us lot is....Lichfield!!!! tada!!!!! lol

    If I'm honest last time I was with you guys when we first all met up at the mexican place...they dint seem to keen on us being there and making noise...so I think we need to find sumwhere we can all sit down, chat, relax and catch up and dicuss with each other. Somewhere more appropriate mesa thinks...
  3. Lord-Wiz Jedi Master

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    yeah, but the last time we were at that mexican place we spent £265!! they can't moan when we spend that kind of money ;) and they seemed ok with us being there, and even the waitress took the pic at the top of the banner, even though she was useless with the food order LMAO!!
  4. Tay-Mar Jedi Master

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    Here's the doozey guys, taking into account Jairen and Veritas being in the east, RebelJediKnight88 being in the south west, Happy Ninja, Jangofett9 and myself being to the north, Star City is almost the central point, silly as it sounds but I will look at the area map and try to plot the central point.

    Oh and Wiz - You're only supposed to blow the ###### doors off !
  5. veritasuk Jedi Master

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    Its an hour eitherway from sandiacre or Telford which Is where I alternate my Weekends, so its no skin off my rosey nose.
  6. Lord-Wiz Jedi Master

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    anybody else want to comment or was this just another of my stupid ideas?
  7. Maleficant Jedi Grand Master

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    Actually this is a great idea Dave. If I lived close enough to be able to go to a meeting I would put in my two cents but being the fact that I live a half a world away...


    *cries*
  8. Lord-Wiz Jedi Master

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    thanks wendy, i was beginning to think i had had another "moment".

    we will meet one day, and then i can show you how to drink, but only until 12 o'clock when i may have to go for a lie down :p
  9. Maleficant Jedi Grand Master

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    So when the bell tolls at Midnight, your wisked off to bed is if your Cinderella in the glass carriage!?! [face_laugh]
  10. Lord-Wiz Jedi Master

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    i have no idea what happens around midnight. i just wake up and it's 8 in the a.m. :confused:

    apparently new years eve i slept in the toilet for 2 hours and stumbled into bed at 2.30 a.m., my oldest son wanted to use the bog but the door was locked. i have no recollection but i was bruised to chuff in the morning. personally i blame whosthebadman's bloody red absinthe [face_frustrated] . i woke up furious that angie had undressed me but left my socks on (i hate going to bed in socks [face_mischief] ) but apparently she had just watched me being a drunken bum whilst laughing at me. and that was new years eve. :)



    :p
  11. Tay-Mar Jedi Master

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    So we've all seen you as a drunken bum then Dave, do you think there's a message in there somewhere ?

    Ok the research has paid off, the most central point for all the active members, as the crow flies it's Corley services on the M6 near Coventry, Mileage-wise it's Jct 6 of the M6 or Star City.

    As David Icke would say 'It's all a conspiracy'.
  12. veritasuk Jedi Master

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    well, its seems star city or that general area is the central meeting point. Perhaps Dave could Reccy other restaurants, bars/pubs in the area for suitability.
  13. Jairen Manager Emeritus

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    I second that! As much as I love that mexican place, some variety would be good if we end up being based at Star City :D
  14. rebeljediknight_88 Force Ghost

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    yeah we have to spread the wackyness around
  15. elelith Jedi Knight

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    Yesh, it lessens the tedium for eveyone else.
  16. Lord-Wiz Jedi Master

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    agent Wiz reporting. aided by my beautiful assistant Taylor, we have scouted out Star City.

    as well as one of the largest (if not the largest) cinema in the midlands, we have burger king, a chinese buffet and sushi bar, nando's chicken place and the following:

    [image=http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b395/Lord-Wiz/Fan%20Force%20Meets/upstairsdownstairs.jpg] ma potters downstairs, la tasca (spanish tapas bar) upstairs

    [image=http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b395/Lord-Wiz/Fan%20Force%20Meets/megabowl1.jpg] [image=http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b395/Lord-Wiz/Fan%20Force%20Meets/megabowl2.jpg] megabowl (which seems to have everything under one roof)

    [image=http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b395/Lord-Wiz/Fan%20Force%20Meets/eatallyoucan.jpg] some place that has all you can eat for £3.99 [face_dancing]

    [image=http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b395/Lord-Wiz/Fan%20Force%20Meets/casino.jpg] a free membership casino :D

    and our spiritual home: [image=http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b395/Lord-Wiz/Fan%20Force%20Meets/spiritualhome.jpg]

    mission sort of accomplished :D
  17. Happy Ninja Jedi Grand Master

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    I have to say that Star City is a great place for the meetings. It does have a variety of eateries, and some great activities - I say that Bowling has to be on the agenda at some point! ;)

    Obviously, distance-wise, it's great for me, and a few of the others, but it is easy for all to get to...right off the motorway; hardly any twists or turns to get stuck in. My main concern is that of people like Phill and Ross in Leicester, Verity in Nottingham, Dave in Worcester, and Tom in Lichfield/Bedford - all of whom have to make travelling distances of 30-40+ miles to get there.

    While Star City is a great place to have as a base of operations, I feel it is unwise to exclude others. How do we combat this?

    An idea I have is to do a "yo-yo schedule" of sorts. Perhaps one month it could be at Star City, then the next in, say Nottingham. The next would be back at Star City, and then the following month could be in Worcester. Then back to Star City the next month, and then on to Leicester, and so on...
  18. veritasuk Jedi Master

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    That would be an ideal situation.
  19. Lord-Wiz Jedi Master

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    wow mark! it only took you nearly a whole month to see and comment in this topic!! =D=


    :p



    so you see, this thread has been here for a while, nobody seems to be complaining about star city being the main meeting point, and it is a good idea to spread meets around, but nobody has outright complained about anything. our feb meet should be at star city, as it has places to sit down in a relaxed atmosphere and have this meeting that is likely to make and break this chapter (serious business thread). if anybody had any major complaints then this is the place to voice them, but in my eyes nobody has.

    can somebody please remind me why i bother?
  20. veritasuk Jedi Master

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    no. I was just saying in an ideal world the rotation would be good, however, it seems a lot less hassle to just meet at star city.
  21. JONJEDI Force Ghost

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    Star City, just a bus ride away. Maybe I can actually make a meet in my life span! :p
  22. Happy Ninja Jedi Grand Master

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    It wasn't that. It was because I couldn't for the life of me, think of a good suggestion that would be fair for all parties. I have been watching the thread. I just couldn't think of anything acceptable to mention...and yet, the solution I came up with was a no-brainer! :p
    You bother because you care! ;)
  23. Tay-Mar Jedi Master

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    Ok here's an idea, David could you find somewhere local to you, in Worcester where we could sit down, talk and perhaps indulge in a beverage afterward please, oh and don't go crawling around the pubs as you're still under 18, (no I'm not kidding).

    Phill, Verity could you also have a look around Nottingham, Telford and Liecester please.

    There used to be some nice places in Lichfield but they're probably wine bars or theme pubs now but when Tom's at home I'm sure he'll keep his eyes open.

    Mark you and I are stuffed because no one in their right mind would want to come to either Walsall or Wednesbury but there a few places that could be used for a meet, details to follow.

    Ok discounting the last two times we've got together, mainly because one was Dave's birthday and the other was Christmas dinner, also hosted by Lord and Lady Wiz, I'm sure the last meet was at Phill's and as Verity has already said she can't make the dates we've got for February, I'm guessing that Nottingham and Telford are both out of the window, that leaves Worcester, Star City, Lichfield or Walsall/Wednesbury. Lichfield will add another 20-30 minutes to Phill's journey, Worcester will add another hour to everyone's and Walsall/Wednesbury will add 15-20 minutes to Phill's journey. We also nee to take into account directions for David's father unless we go over to Worcester.

    So to wrap this rant up, it's either Star City or Worcester, correct me if I'm wrong please.
  24. Jairen Manager Emeritus

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    Enough with the dramatics everyone.

    Dave, your position is co-CR, i.e. you have the same responsibilities and rights as Mark, i.e. if Mark doesn't respond, then you make the decision, it's that simple.

    As far as the February meet, Star City is a given for me, I was just assuming that was where it would take place.

    Martin, what day works best for you? Do you work on a Saturday? If not, then I would say Saturday at 3pm in one of the food places would be fine.

    Any arguments?
  25. Lord-Wiz Jedi Master

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    nope.

    EDIT:
    this i was unaware of. i was waiting for mark to respond out of deference to him being the CR, as when i have gone and made decisions etc in the past they have come back and bitten me on the ass, so i don't tend to step on anybody's toes anymore as it's simply not worth the hassle. now you've said that though i will stop trying to tread on eggshells when it comes to decisions etc, and i will simply plough on regardless.


    EDIT 2: why do we always have to have a drama before anything gets done? i feel like i have to apologise for trying to get things moving. [face_plain]
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