What a fantastic weekend, if you like the sun that is. (Not me of course, there are some things I do believe are underrated, that being rain and Ian Holloway.) So, as we come crashing back down to the working week, and the rain inevitably kicks back in to ruin all of our moods (unless you are me or Jon, who love the rain) then hang around on Sidepodcast, thats almost certainly going to cheer your day up. To the bulletpoints:

  • Britain's very own Lewis Hamilton has been a very naughty boy. He has been charged with intentionally losing control of his vehicle. More interestingly is that the court apperance in Australia is the 24th August, while the Belgian GP is on the 29th. Will he appear? Will anything actually exciting happen? I have some serious doubts
  • There has been tons of discussion lately about the Indy 500. Saturday was Pole Day (with a helpful guide from Leigh) and yesterday was Bump Day (with a teams and driver post from Pat). I'm getting myself behind Ryan Hunter-Reay (mainly since we share the same first name) and you can watch the race on Saturday on Sky Sports 4 (if you can peel yourself from international cricket, League 1 football playoffs or title decideding rugby union on the other 3 channels).
  • Scott Woodwiss has suggested a possible meetup down in Gatwick at the new Pure Tech Racing. The place looks brilliant, basically 10 simulators for a group of people to go down and race on them. More can be found at the relevant post.
  • Finally, Scott also posted a video of a horrific crash in what I believe is the FIA GT series. If you watch from 45 seconds, you see a man trying to get the driver out of the car. Nothing else to say than it was an absolutly heroic act.

So there we are, another Monday arrives and as I move into my final week of compulsary school (I say week, its more two days and a pointless Wednesday). F1 returns at the weekend with Turkey (or going by Alex, its Canada ;)) Speaking of Alex, his latest radio show is available, 2 hours and 37 minutes for you to enjoy on 'P' themed songs.

Have a nice Monday!

498 responses

  • Amy23/05/2010 at 23:20

    Hooray picked up overtime tonight so I can watch more tennis. And earn more money of course :D

  • me23/05/2010 at 23:28

    omg... SIDEPODFAN!

    why did this not occur to me sooner? ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • me23/05/2010 at 23:31

    i feel like panda: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3t2-wS92ClM

  • Pat W23/05/2010 at 23:43
  • Pat W23/05/2010 at 23:43

    Just wondering if Giggles Radio is going to fit in between Turkey and Indy next week or if we'll have overlap

  • Steven Roy23/05/2010 at 23:53

    Just wondering if Giggles Radio is going to fit in between Turkey and Indy next week or if we'll have overlap

    He said at the end of today's show he was going to see when best to have it to suit next week's Canadaian GP. It may be worth letting him know the times for everything so that he can schedule it

  • Pat W23/05/2010 at 23:57

    He said at the end of today's show he was going to see when best to have it to suit next week's Canadaian GP. It may be worth letting him know the times for everything so that he can schedule it

    Ok. Might be a struggle but surely there can't be many Q songs.. :)

    Probably have a bit of overlap for Indy pre-race.

  • Steven Roy23/05/2010 at 23:58

    Ok. Might be a struggle but surely there can't be many Q songs.. :)

    Probably have a bit of overlap for Indy pre-race.

    He said he has 39 Q songs I think. I reckon they are all just Queen songs.

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 00:00

    He said he has 39 Q songs I think. I reckon they are all just Queen songs.

    I've got five in my collection.

  • me24/05/2010 at 00:01

    ping: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/05/24/f1s-rubens-barrichello-63rd-most-influential-person-on-twitter/

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 01:05

    Bedtime. I stayed up to listen to the end of Giggles Radio, I should probably have done so after work... ah well. :)

  • me24/05/2010 at 01:06

    Bedtime. I stayed up to listen to the end of Giggles Radio, I should probably have done so after work... ah well. :)

    hehe. night chap.

  • me24/05/2010 at 01:25

    alia, yesterday you said: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/05/23/daily-23rd-may-2010/comments/#comment-786014

    I must remember not to stay up too long tonight

    so why the heck are you still up and tweeting at 2:30am?

  • Alianora La Canta24/05/2010 at 01:44

    He said he has 39 Q songs I think. I reckon they are all just Queen songs. {Comment #8}

    I have one Quarterflash and one Queensberry song in my last.fm library (plus tracks starting with "Q" from Epica, Rihanna)... ...along with nearly every Queen song ever released. It's the most difficult one of the lot to do but I can see how it could be possible.

  • Alianora La Canta24/05/2010 at 01:45

    alia, yesterday you said: http://sidepod...ments/#comment-786014

    I must remember not to stay up too long tonight

    so why the heck are you still up and tweeting at 2:30am? {Comment #13}

    Um... ...I got chatting to someone on Facebook and promptly forgot!

  • Alianora La Canta24/05/2010 at 01:46

    I'm going to bed, Take 2.

    Sweet dreams, everyone!

  • me24/05/2010 at 01:49

    I'm going to bed, Take 2.

    hehe. night alia :)

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 04:09

    In tennis news todays matches include federers, djokovics and murrays. The murray match is a must see, his opponent is VERY good on clay.

  • me24/05/2010 at 04:26

    ping: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/05/24/sweet-homepage-transformation/

  • Alison24/05/2010 at 06:17

    I am awake and alive and not late. In fact I am early so life is good. Undecided as to how to kill the next half hour.

  • Christine24/05/2010 at 07:46

    Morning all.

  • Lukeh24/05/2010 at 07:49

    Morning all.

    Morning christine, morning all as well!

    today I hand in my final assignment :)

  • Christine24/05/2010 at 07:50

    today I hand in my final assignment :)

    The UML one?

  • Lukeh24/05/2010 at 07:51

    The UML one?

    Yep. Then I have a Viva tomorrow to discuss my dissertation (just a general chat to make sure you actually wrote it) and I am free!!

  • Christine24/05/2010 at 07:52

    Yep. Then I have a Viva tomorrow to discuss my dissertation (just a general chat to make sure you actually wrote it) and I am free!!

    Awesome!

  • Lukeh24/05/2010 at 07:54

    How are you Christine?

  • Christine24/05/2010 at 08:05

    How are you Christine?

    Same old, same old.

    Just realised I actually can't go anywhere else on the internets until I've seen LOST.

    Good ol' Sidepodcast.

  • Lukeh24/05/2010 at 08:06

    Just realised I actually can't go anywhere else on the internets until I've seen LOST.

    I was about to say, Twitter is full o'spoilers.

    Luckily I've only ever watched an episode where a polar bear appeared for some reason and that confused/scared me :)

  • Christine24/05/2010 at 08:09

    Luckily I've only ever watched an episode where a polar bear appeared for some reason and that confused/scared me :)

    It confused and scared them too :)

  • Lukeh24/05/2010 at 08:11

    It confused and scared them too :)

    It's understandable, damned polar bears. Although Jurrassic Park did something similar.

    But bigger.

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 08:11

    I should be ok because i'm not following anyone on twitter who would spoil it! As long as lost talk stays away from spc for another 50 hours I will make it!

  • Lukeh24/05/2010 at 08:15

    I should be ok because i'm not following anyone on twitter who would spoil it! As long as lost talk stays away from spc for another 50 hours I will make it!

    You can do eet!

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 09:28

    I am watching football!

  • Christine24/05/2010 at 09:32

    I am watching football!

    I thought you were watching tennis all day.

  • Lukeh24/05/2010 at 09:35

    I am watching football!

    what are ye watching?

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 09:37

    I watched tennis from 8am til 5.30 but then it finished. I ended up at work for 12 hours so needed another sport! I just left work though and they hadn't started so by watch football i mean watch some national anthems and some men walk onto a field. When I get home I will be watching tennis again :D

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 09:38

    Australia and NZ are playing a pre world cup "friendly" tonight

  • Christine24/05/2010 at 09:39

    I watched tennis from 8am til 5.30 but then it finished.

    That is quite a lot of tennis!

  • Christine24/05/2010 at 09:41

    That is quite a lot of tennis!

    Anything to report?

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 09:44

    Gulbis is out and tsonga got pushed to 5 sets. I made my report on the must watch match of today earlier. I should learn not to do these things while you are asleep.

  • Christine24/05/2010 at 09:46

    Gulbis is out and tsonga got pushed to 5 sets. I made my report on the must watch match of today earlier. I should learn not to do these things while you are asleep.

    Ah yes, I see.

  • Lukeh24/05/2010 at 09:50

    Australia and NZ are playing a pre world cup "friendly" tonight

    Cmon the all blacks!

    or the all whites!

    Or the all black and whites!

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 10:04

    Morning

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 10:06

    Morning

    morning

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 10:18

    Australia: 0 - New Zealand: 1

    Woooo. End the match now.

  • Alianora La Canta24/05/2010 at 10:34

    I've been chasing up this "possibly 2+ hours away" job... ...and it turns out the organisation offering the job doesn't know where it is either. No wonder the JobCentre's appointed third party got confused.

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 10:53

    IT'S ROGER TIIIIME

  • Lukeh24/05/2010 at 10:53

    IT'S ROGER TIIIIME

    Stop.

    Roger Time.

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 10:55

    Roger Time.

    speaking of Roger and songs, this is my favourite thing ever from Roland Garros. I got hooked in 2008 and then in 2009 they didn't do any!

    IT'S TENNIS KARAOKE!

    If F1 drivers did this I would love them so much more

  • Lukeh24/05/2010 at 11:07

    speaking of Roger and songs, this is my favourite thing ever from Roland Garros. I got hooked in 2008 and then in 2009 they didn't do any!

    IT'S TENNIS KARAOKE!

    If F1 drivers did this I would love them so much more

    Andy murray defines awkwardness :)

  • RubberGoat24/05/2010 at 11:10

    Morning.

    Bank Holidays Rock! nn/_

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 11:11

    I feel sorry for Peter Lucza. He played Nadal in the first round of the Australian Open and now he's playing Federer in the first round at the French. You've gotta be pretty unlucky to draw both the top two players in the world two slams in a row.

  • RubberGoat24/05/2010 at 11:12

    Happy Birthday Pac Man!

    http://www.myextralife.com/comic/comic-your-special-day/

  • Christine24/05/2010 at 11:13

    I feel sorry for Peter Lucza. He played Nadal in the first round of the Australian Open and now he's playing Federer in the first round at the French. You've gotta be pretty unlucky to draw both the top two players in the world two slams in a row.

    That's seriously unlucky!

    I have discovered the Beeb live feed: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/8699667.stm

    Woo!

  • RubberGoat24/05/2010 at 11:14

    Oh and whoever suggested I get a wired XBOX 360 controller for my PC - you rock too. I bought one yesterday and it's brilliant!

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 11:15

    I have discovered the Beeb live feed: http://news.bb...hi/tennis/8699667.stm

    <3 BBC :D

  • RubberGoat24/05/2010 at 11:15

    Has Mr. C. seen this Google font preview thingy (Via FourStar)? http://www.adrian.tk/2010/05/font-preview.html

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 11:16

    Bank Holidays Rock! nn/_

    Ooh nice day for it too

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 11:16

    those pesky australians got a goal, boo

  • Christine24/05/2010 at 11:18

    Has Mr. C. seen this Google font preview thingy (Via FourStar)? http://www.adr.../05/font-preview.html

    I think he has, yea. He was tweeting about it at some point.

  • Lukeh24/05/2010 at 11:18

    Oh and whoever suggested I get a wired XBOX 360 controller for my PC - you rock too. I bought one yesterday and it's brilliant!

    Yay!!!

  • RubberGoat24/05/2010 at 11:19

    Oh and whoever suggested I get a wired XBOX 360 controller for my PC - you rock too. I bought one yesterday and it's brilliant!

    Yay!!!

    Tried it with MotoGP '08 and FIFA 10 - the analogue shoulder buttons work great as throttle/brake and the buttons are all in the right places for FIFA goodness!

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 11:21

    Roger is arguing with the umpire in French. I wish I knew what he was saying.

  • Lukeh24/05/2010 at 11:22

    Tried it with MotoGP '08 and FIFA 10 - the analogue shoulder buttons work great as throttle/brake and the buttons are all in the right places for FIFA goodness!

    Awesome. The only game I've had issues with really regarding that controller is rfactor, which is annoying, especially when I'm so used to using triggers/shoulder buttons for accelerate and braking :(

  • RubberGoat24/05/2010 at 11:23

    Tried it with MotoGP '08 and FIFA 10 - the analogue shoulder buttons work great as throttle/brake and the buttons are all in the right places for FIFA goodness!

    Awesome. The only game I've had issues with really regarding that controller is rfactor, which is annoying, especially when I'm so used to using triggers/shoulder buttons for accelerate and braking :(

    Odd. My cousin got his PS3 controller working in rFactor and I tuned it for him. With a few tweaks it was as good if not better than GT5 Prologue.

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 11:23

    first set to Rogie. Gosh tennis ages me.

  • me24/05/2010 at 11:26

    so itunes doesn't have lost available yet. apple major, major fail.

    (even if it is the studios fault)

  • RubberGoat24/05/2010 at 11:27

    so itunes doesn't have lost available yet. apple major, major fail.

    (even if it is the studios fault)

    Are we still not allowed to discuss it?

  • me24/05/2010 at 11:28

    Are we still not allowed to discuss it?

    no

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 11:29

    Are we still not allowed to discuss it?

    I vote no because I won't be seeing it for another 47 hours :D

  • me24/05/2010 at 11:29

    I vote no because I won't be seeing it for another 47 hours :D

    but you have an awesome proxy?

  • RubberGoat24/05/2010 at 11:29

    Are we still not allowed to discuss it?

    I vote no because I won't be seeing it for another 47 hours :D

    I just thought I'd ask on behalf of you all so nobody spoils it :P

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 11:31

    but you have an awesome proxy?

    I'd still rather wait to watch it in proper HD on a 40" screen :D

  • RubberGoat24/05/2010 at 11:31

    but you have an awesome proxy?

    I'd still rather wait to watch it in proper HD on a 40" screen :D

    Good on ya!

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 11:33

    Good on ya!

    I watched the season finale of Greys Anatomy via the awesome proxy. It buffered a lot. Still made me cry though, stupid show.

  • RubberGoat24/05/2010 at 11:34

    Good on ya!

    I watched the season finale of Greys Anatomy via the awesome proxy. It buffered a lot. Still made me cry though, stupid show.

    Mrs. Goat loves that. Must admit I tend to stick around in the lounge when she watches it...

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 11:35

    Mrs. Goat loves that. Must admit I tend to stick around in the lounge when she watches it...

    I watch it on and off, but I heard that the finale was really good so I hunted it down.

  • Journeyer24/05/2010 at 11:35

    speaking of Roger and songs, this is my favourite thing ever from Roland Garros. I got hooked in 2008 and then in 2009 they didn't do any!IT'S TENNIS KARAOKE!If F1 drivers did this I would love them so much more

    They do! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i93LseHRTrQ

    Not lots of them in public, though. :)

  • Journeyer24/05/2010 at 11:37

    Awesome. The only game I've had issues with really regarding that controller is rfactor, which is annoying, especially when I'm so used to using triggers/shoulder buttons for accelerate and braking

    I actually prefer using X-O for braking rather than the shoulder pads. It's a lot less demanding on my dexterity than having to use two separate fingers. :D

  • Journeyer24/05/2010 at 11:38

    Hello, folks. :)

  • Journeyer24/05/2010 at 11:38

    Mrs. Goat loves that. Must admit I tend to stick around in the lounge when she watches it...

    Same here when my GF watches it... :)

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 11:38

    Not lots of them in public, though. :)

    bah, I want them on my TV coverage and I want a top 10 at the end of the year.

  • RubberGoat24/05/2010 at 11:38

    Awesome. The only game I've had issues with really regarding that controller is rfactor, which is annoying, especially when I'm so used to using triggers/shoulder buttons for accelerate and braking

    I actually prefer using X-O for braking rather than the shoulder pads. It's a lot less demanding on my dexterity than having to use two separate fingers. :D

    I have quickly gotten used to it at my cousin's house, but I use the forefingers and not the middle fingers...

  • Journeyer24/05/2010 at 11:42

    I have quickly gotten used to it at my cousin's house, but I use the forefingers and not the middle fingers...

    Yup, I use the forefingers too when I use shoulder buttons.

    Oh, when I said X-O, i meant accelerate and brake, not brake only. ;)

  • Lukeh24/05/2010 at 11:49

    I have quickly gotten used to it at my cousin's house, but I use the forefingers and not the middle fingers...

    I believe that is the correct way anyways, I've never known anyone to use middle fingers on the triggers!

  • Lukeh24/05/2010 at 11:50

    Oh, when I said X-O, i meant accelerate and brake, not brake only. ;)

    Back in the day that;'d be the way for me too but it just seems to work so much better on triggers thanks to the Xbox controller, so much so Playstation 3 games have gone from being X-O input to shoulder buttons input for acceleration abd braking

  • RubberGoat24/05/2010 at 11:50

    I have quickly gotten used to it at my cousin's house, but I use the forefingers and not the middle fingers...

    I believe that is the correct way anyways, I've never known anyone to use middle fingers on the triggers!

    Really? Because if you hold the controller 'naturally', that's how you would grip it. But I agree 100% with you.

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 11:52

    second set is a breadstick. I could really go for some bread.

  • Lukeh24/05/2010 at 11:54

    Ooooooooh, claire retweeted me!! Just realised :)

  • Lukeh24/05/2010 at 11:55

    Ooooooooh, claire retweeted me!! Just realised :)

    should've posted link, doh.

    http://twitter.com/WilliamsF1Team/status/14614628098

  • Christine24/05/2010 at 12:00

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/05/24/bananas-and-birthdays-on-this-weeks-christines-rankings/

  • me24/05/2010 at 12:10

    Ooooooooh, claire retweeted me!! Just realised :)

    should've posted link, doh.

    http://twitter...am/status/14614628098

    hehe. you should reply and say - "that's what happens when you don't trash your twitter account" :)

  • me24/05/2010 at 12:11

    Ooooooooh, claire retweeted me!! Just realised :)

    i love the tinyurl of "epic rubens" :)

  • Lukeh24/05/2010 at 12:14

    i love the tinyurl of "epic rubens" :)

    It just felt right!

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 12:18

    I need to buy a wimbledon towel and a roland garros towel when I am over yonder. Then I will almost have a full slam set!

  • Alison24/05/2010 at 12:18

    Helloooo work was really good and my house is LOVELY. Happy happy times

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 12:19

    Helloooo work was really good and my house is LOVELY. Happy happy times

    yay!

  • Lukeh24/05/2010 at 12:19

    Ooooh my god at f1 2010

    http://twitter.com/T4RG4/statuses/14619192038

  • Lukeh24/05/2010 at 12:19

    Helloooo work was really good and my house is LOVELY. Happy happy times

    Yay! awesomeness

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 12:28

    I just booked a Wimbledon tour :D Roland Garros tour will be more tricky because they don't do Mondays and Monday is really the only day I have. Hmm.

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 12:30

    Helloooo work was really good and my house is LOVELY. Happy happy times

    Good to hear :)

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 12:32

    I don't know what Roger is saying in his interview but he is very smiley and the crowd keeps laughing.

  • Lukeh24/05/2010 at 12:37

    More f1 2010 stuff for those interested - quite a detailed Q&A http://community.codemasters.com/forum/f1-2010-game-1316/415304-23-10-3rd-dev-video-q-weather-answers.html

    Will probably blog about new info tonight anyways

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 12:43

    Jonathan Noble talks to the Parris Mullins, the USF1 investor...

    http://www.autosport.com/features/article.php/id/2823 (subs only I think)

    He says he took Guther Steiner to look at the Dallaras after Campos stopped paying them, and a Toyota aerodynamicist called Joanna Moss (never heard of her). And he negotiated with Carabante (HRT) and Stefan.

    "The vibe I got from Carabante was that he wanted to find a way to build more value into his investment, so he could get his money back out of it. And Stefanovich, I don't think he had a really clear direction at all."

  • me24/05/2010 at 12:47

    i notice autosport live have switched sponsorship from vodafone to kanagrootv. does this mean you can get autosport live updates at the track? and will kangaroo be providing data to autosport?

    http://live.autosport.com/

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 12:50

    i notice autosport live have switched sponsorship from vodafone to kanagrootv. does this mean you can get autosport live updates at the track? and will kangaroo be providing data to autosport?

    Maybe that's the cool thing Creighton was working on the other day?

  • me24/05/2010 at 12:51

    Maybe that's the cool thing Creighton was working on the other day?

    oooh. i'll tweet him.

  • Christine24/05/2010 at 12:57

    oooh. i'll tweet him.

    Be careful on Twitter. There are LOST spoilers everywhere.

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 12:58

    Be careful on Twitter. There are LOST spoilers everywhere.

    My plan was to work more 12 hour days then sleep. But the tennis! I want to sleep now but I really want to watch the Murray match!

  • Lukeh24/05/2010 at 13:00

    Be careful on Twitter. There are LOST spoilers everywhere.

    even my lecturer said spoilers when he came in! I hid the screen away from him for you

  • me24/05/2010 at 13:00

    Be careful on Twitter. There are LOST spoilers everywhere.

    am using this page only: http://twitter.com/sidepodcast/

    itunes... still nothing :(

  • Christine24/05/2010 at 13:00

    My plan was to work more 12 hour days then sleep. But the tennis! I want to sleep now but I really want to watch the Murray match!

    Amy, what is Nole?

  • Christine24/05/2010 at 13:03

    itunes... still nothing :(

    You'd think Steve Jobs could have a word.

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 13:03

    Amy, what is Nole?

    Nole is Novak Djokovic's nickname.

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 13:04

    Nole is Novak Djokovic's nickname.

    oh and I quickly learned it's said Nol-lay like to rhyme with the spanish Ole, not "Nole" as in "House Party"

  • Christine24/05/2010 at 13:04

    Nole is Novak Djokovic's nickname.

    Ah ha!

    See, I read this off the Beeb: And 5-0 is to Nole. So back we go to Couth 17

    So, I wasn't sure if it was a typo :)

  • Lukeh24/05/2010 at 13:06

    oh and I quickly learned it's said Nol-lay like to rhyme with the spanish Ole, not "Nole" as in "House Party"

    Blobbyyyy oh mr blobbbyyy....

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 13:06

    " Lukas Lacko beats Michael Yani 4-6 7-6 7-6 6-7 12-10"

    woah. That match would have been soooo overly long.

  • me24/05/2010 at 13:07

    You'd think Steve Jobs could have a word.

    torrenting shows is as easy as abc?

    he probably ranted about hulu still using flash, and forgot what he went to complain about.

  • Christine24/05/2010 at 13:07

    " Lukas Lacko beats Michael Yani 4-6 7-6 7-6 6-7 12-10"

    woah. That match would have been soooo overly long.

    Good job you didn't have to stay up for that!

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 13:08

    Good job you didn't have to stay up for that!

    what if Andy and Richie do that! Nooooo!

  • Lukeh24/05/2010 at 13:08

    " Lukas Lacko beats Michael Yani 4-6 7-6 7-6 6-7 12-10"

    woah. That match would have been soooo overly long.

    I want to play Lukas Lacko just for the tounge twister title

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 13:09

    I want to play Lukas Lacko just for the tounge twister title

    Lukas Lacko v Lukeh Lukeh.

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 13:10

    oh and I quickly learned it's said Nol-lay like to rhyme with the spanish Ole, not "Nole" as in "House Party"

    Are you saying Noel's House Party escaped the borders? I do apologise.

  • Lukeh24/05/2010 at 13:11

    Are you saying Noel's House Party escaped the borders? I do apologise.

    But it was awesome!!!

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 13:11

    Are you saying Noel's House Party escaped the borders? I do apologise.

    I loved it when I was a kid :D

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 13:11

    But it was awesome!!!

    I file it under "it was so bad it was good" :)

  • Lukeh24/05/2010 at 13:12

    I file it under "it was so bad it was good" :)

    :D

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 13:12

    I file it under "it was so bad it was good" :)

    my favourite segment was when they put them in the glass boxy thing with some random currency and they had to grab what they could, then they told them what it was worth in pounds.

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 13:16

    my favourite segment was when they put them in the glass boxy thing with some random currency and they had to grab what they could, then they told them what it was worth in pounds.

    Heheh :)

    Did you always jump when he clicked his fingers for NTV? I might have done..

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 13:18

    Nole wins! Andy/Richie time!

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 13:30

    Not sure I can afford to come along to Crystal Palace next week, travel costs are quite high.

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 13:33

    Not sure I can afford to come along to Crystal Palace next week, travel costs are quite high.

    Have to say though, the number of potential meetups this year (for us in the UK) is pretty awesome. I want to do them all and I can't :)

    Crystal Palace

    Goodwood

    Spa

    Puretech

  • Alison24/05/2010 at 13:34

    Waiting in big queue's inside when it's so nice outside is sucky!

  • me24/05/2010 at 13:34

    Have to say though, the number of potential meetups this year (for us in the UK) is pretty awesome. I want to do them all and I can't :)

    Crystal Palace

    Goodwood

    Spa

    Puretech

    xmas party

  • me24/05/2010 at 13:34

    xmas party

    *giggles has no say in this

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 13:37

    xmas party

    *giggles has no say in this

    that too :)

  • Christine24/05/2010 at 13:37

    *giggles has no say in this

    And Lou brings the mince pies.

  • me24/05/2010 at 13:38

    And Lou brings the mince pies.

    agreed.

  • Alison24/05/2010 at 13:40

    Woo christmas! I'm allowed my holiday on 1st july. I'm completely looking forward to getting some holiday time in.

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 13:43

    And Lou brings the mince pies.

    And a non-mince version for annoyingly picky types like me please Lou, thanks. :)

  • Christine24/05/2010 at 13:44

    And a non-mince version for annoyingly picky types like me please Lou, thanks. :)

    Just pastry?

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 13:44

    And a non-mince version for annoyingly picky types like me please Lou, thanks. :)

    I'd like mince pies. The proper kind. The stuff that comes from cows.

  • me24/05/2010 at 13:44

    And a non-mince version for annoyingly picky types like me please Lou, thanks. :)

    maybe lou could provide a menu?

  • me24/05/2010 at 13:44

    Just pastry?

    :D

  • me24/05/2010 at 13:45

    I'd like mince pies. The proper kind. The stuff that comes from cows.

    no way do cows produce mince pies?

    ...

    do they?

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 13:45

    do they?

    beef.

  • me24/05/2010 at 13:45

    beef.

    oh.

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 13:46

    Just pastry?

    :D

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 13:47

    maybe lou could provide a menu?

    I think that would be best.

  • Jon Waldock24/05/2010 at 13:48

    Afternoon all,

    It turns out afternoon naps rule but that dreams are weird. My dream was about me running around Silverstone in the dark whilst going in and out of a Ginetta Junior press conference in an empty aircraft hanger. Very odd

    Today = Weird

  • Christine24/05/2010 at 13:59

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/05/24/on-this-day-24th-may-2008-what-chandhok-was-up-to/

  • Jon Waldock24/05/2010 at 14:03

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment_and_arts/10145495.stm

    Lost explained in 2 minutes...quite cool

  • me24/05/2010 at 14:03

    Lost explained in 2 minutes...quite cool

    noooooo!

  • Lukeh24/05/2010 at 14:05

    Lost explained in 2 minutes...quite cool

    *covers mr and mrs c's and amys eyes*

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 14:05

    It turns out afternoon naps rule but that dreams are weird. My dream was about me running around Silverstone in the dark whilst going in and out of a Ginetta Junior press conference in an empty aircraft hanger. Very odd

    Dreams can be very weird...

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 14:06

    http://news.bb...and_arts/10145495.stm

    Lost explained in 2 minutes...quite cool

    I started to read it earlier then realised I wanted to actually see the show at some point... at this rate if could be 2025 and everyone knows though..

  • Jon Waldock24/05/2010 at 14:10

    Oh my actual goodness.

    I just got offered Work Experience in a certain Brackley based F1 team in their Research and Development department.

    :o

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 14:11

    I just got offered Work Experience in a certain Brackley based F1 team in their Research and Development department.

    woot!

  • me24/05/2010 at 14:11

    I just got offered Work Experience in a certain Brackley based F1 team in their Research and Development department.

    YES!

    nice one chap :)

  • Jon Waldock24/05/2010 at 14:12

    nice one chap :)

    aaaaaah yeaaaah

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 14:12

    I just got offered Work Experience in a certain Brackley based F1 team in their Research and Development department.

    Wow - DO IT!

    um, if it helps you

  • me24/05/2010 at 14:12

    I just got offered Work Experience in a certain Brackley based F1 team in their Research and Development department.

    white there, could you mention the roll blade might be a little dangerous?

  • Jon Waldock24/05/2010 at 14:12

    Wow - DO IT!

    um, if it helps you

    ha, thanks. I'm gonna go for a couple of weeks and see how it goes i think!

  • Jon Waldock24/05/2010 at 14:12

    white there, could you mention the roll blade might be a little dangerous?

    will do ;)

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 14:14

    I just got offered Work Experience in a certain Brackley based F1 team in their Research and Development department.

    white there, could you mention the roll blade might be a little dangerous?

    and have a word about their driver lineup

  • Jon Waldock24/05/2010 at 14:14

    and have a word about their driver lineup

    Dear Ross....ha

  • me24/05/2010 at 14:14

    got a response from sir geoff:

    @autosportnews stories are now available on the @kangarootv_f1 handsets - http://f1.kangaroo.tv/autosport/

    that doesn't help me at all :(

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 14:15

    this match is never going to end.

  • Christine24/05/2010 at 14:15

    got a response from sir geoff:

    You knew that bit.

  • Christine24/05/2010 at 14:15

    this match is never going to end.

    They only just started, didn't they?

  • me24/05/2010 at 14:16

    You knew that bit.

    i did, and replied :)

    http://twitter.com/sidepodcast/status/14625676600

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 14:16

    got a response from sir geoff:

    @autosportnews stories are now available on the @kangarootv_f1 handsets - http://f1.kangaroo.tv/autosport/

    that doesn't help me at all :(

    still pretty good though, for those at the track.

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 14:17

    They only just started, didn't they?

    36 minutes. It could take an hour just for the first set if this keeps up!

  • me24/05/2010 at 14:18

    still pretty good though, for those at the track.

    maybe, but with the iphone app having updates from chairman allen and bernie's mobile app offering text updates from f1.com, they were already behind on that score.

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 14:19

    maybe, but with the iphone app having updates from chairman allen and bernie's mobile app offering text updates from f1.com, they were already behind on that score.

    been meaning to ask, why chairman?

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 14:19

    been meaning to ask, why chairman?

    oh the conferences?

  • me24/05/2010 at 14:20

    been meaning to ask, why chairman?

    stuart named him that. he chaired the... monaco forum? i like it.

  • me24/05/2010 at 14:21

    now this is innovation: http://kangaroo.tv/kangaroo-sports/nfl.php

    - 4.3'' LCD Screen with HD Compatibility

    - 10 channels of video, and audio

    - WiFi Enabled

    most importantly:

    - Direct access to exclusive forums and communities, linking fans at home and in event

    want!

  • Jon Waldock24/05/2010 at 14:22

    want!

    wooooow

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 14:23

    maybe, but with the iphone app having updates from chairman allen and bernie's mobile app offering text updates from f1.com, they were already behind on that score.

    I think it offeres a route for those that don't have a modern phone or if the app doesn't work.

    I mean there's a mobile app for Nokia which looks promising, but it doesn't work for me because they remapped the @ key so I can't login.

  • me24/05/2010 at 14:24

    I think it offeres a route for those that don't have a modern phone or if the app doesn't work.

    I mean there's a mobile app for Nokia which looks promising, but it doesn't work for me because they remapped the @ key so I can't login.

    it is useful i agree. it doesn't excite me though.

    having ktv stream back to autosport.com, even if it's basic sector information, not video, would be much more awesome.

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 14:24

    I mean there's a mobile app for Nokia which looks promising, but it doesn't work for me because they remapped the @ key so I can't login.

    I got around that problem but I really can't remember how.

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 14:26

    now this is innovation: http://kangaro...ngaroo-sports/nfl.php

    very nice..

  • Journeyer24/05/2010 at 14:30

    now this is innovation: http://kangaro...ngaroo-sports/nfl.php

    - 4.3'' LCD Screen with HD Compatibility

    - 10 channels of video, and audio

    - WiFi Enabled

    most importantly:

    - Direct access to exclusive forums and communities, linking fans at home and in event

    want!

    NIIICE.

    When do we get that?

    Hi everyone.

  • me24/05/2010 at 14:30

    When do we get that?

    in time for spa? or never :)

  • Journeyer24/05/2010 at 14:31

    So these are the London 2012 mascots? Why the heck would you want the cousins of Kang and Kodos to be your mascots?! :O

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 14:32

    first set to richie!

  • Journeyer24/05/2010 at 14:33

    first set to richie!

    It's gonna be a long day for Andy, then.

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 14:34

    It's gonna be a long day for Andy, then.

    not if he loses in 3 :D

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 14:34

    I got around that problem but I really can't remember how.

    ah so it is doable, i may have a look around later

  • me24/05/2010 at 14:34

    So these are the London 2012 mascots? Why the heck would you want the cousins of Kang and Kodos to be your mascots?! :O

    we suck as a nation. the logo says we're creatively bankrupt, the mascots say we're completely inept.

    it will be a massive disaster.

  • Journeyer24/05/2010 at 14:35

    It's gonna be a long day for Andy, then.

    not if he loses in 3 :D

    Gasquet's injury woes may give Murray half a look though. I say Gasquet in 5.

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 14:35

    it will be a massive disaster.

    but I'll be there, so thats one persons tourism dollars :D

  • Christine24/05/2010 at 14:35

    we suck as a nation. the logo says we're creatively bankrupt, the mascots say we're completely inept.

    But they have bracelets and everything.

  • me24/05/2010 at 14:36

    But they have bracelets and everything.

    i hadn't spotted that. it does go well with the tattoo on their backside.

  • Journeyer24/05/2010 at 14:37

    we suck as a nation. the logo says we're creatively bankrupt, the mascots say we're completely inept.

    i think it'll be fine, if forgettable. especially if rio 2016 puts on an absolute party.

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 14:37

    i think it'll be fine, if forgettable. especially if rio 2016 puts on an absolute party.

    but but but roger! golden slam! It'll be the best olympics ever!

  • Journeyer24/05/2010 at 14:38

    but but but roger! golden slam! It'll be the best olympics ever!

    :D try to convince mr. c, then.

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 14:39

    we suck as a nation. the logo says we're creatively bankrupt, the mascots say we're completely inept.

    In fairness all Olympic mascots are rubbish and we hardly see them during the Games..the logo will be everywhere though, already is..

  • Christine24/05/2010 at 14:39

    In fairness all Olympic mascots are rubbish and we hardly see them during the Games..the logo will be everywhere though, already is..

    I didn't even know there was supposed to be a mascot.

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 14:40

    In fairness all Olympic mascots are rubbish and we hardly see them during the Games..the logo will be everywhere though, already is..

    some can be good. along with 'songs from 1997' i also have 'springy' as a livejournal interest.

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 14:40

    :D try to convince mr. c, then.

    I should convince him it'll be so good he should move to London. #tryingtohavenoaccommodationcosts

  • me24/05/2010 at 14:45

    I should convince him it'll be so good he should move to London. #tryingtohavenoaccommodationcosts

    isn't that what alex's sofa is for?

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 14:46

    isn't that what alex's sofa is for?

    even I can't invite myself to someones house 2.5 years in advance :D

  • Christine24/05/2010 at 14:46

    even I can't invite myself to someones house 2.5 years in advance :D

    I don't think anyone here would be surprised. :)

  • me24/05/2010 at 14:48

    even I can't invite myself to someones house 2.5 years in advance :D

    I don't think anyone here would be surprised. :)

    am shocked it hasn't already been arranged.

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 14:48

    I don't think anyone here would be surprised. :)

    That makes sense. In super planning news I can book my Eurostar ticket tomorrow! It's the first day the 22nd of September goes on sale.

    I actually might not though because its looking like the 11am Roland Garros tour is the only one I'll be able to do so I have to allow enough time to do that, get the train, get to London, get to Heathrow, make my flight. A fine balancing act that shall require some thinking!

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 14:48

    I didn't even know there was supposed to be a mascot.

    I vaguely remember something from Athens. The Vancouver ones were only seen in the ceremonies i think, and then briefly... I've got a feeling they might be used nationally to drum up interest but just guessing

  • me24/05/2010 at 14:50

    A fine balancing act that shall require some thinking!

    *hides*

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 14:51

    *hides*

    stupid French people not opening their attraction on a Monday, making my life hard. grumble grumble.

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 14:52

    ooh Andy is saying naughty words.

  • me24/05/2010 at 14:52

    stupid French people not opening their attraction on a Monday, making my life hard. grumble grumble.

    europe seems to do that. don't plan to visit any galleries or anything on monday's either.

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 14:52

    That makes sense. In super planning news I can book my Eurostar ticket tomorrow! It's the first day the 22nd of September goes on sale.

    I actually might not though because its looking like the 11am Roland Garros tour is the only one I'll be able to do so I have to allow enough time to do that, get the train, get to London, get to Heathrow, make my flight. A fine balancing act that shall require some thinking!

    You'll need to build in a bit of leeway. Getting across London ain't fast.

  • Journeyer24/05/2010 at 14:53

    ooh Andy is saying naughty words.

    is he? Gasquet looking comfy out front at the moment...

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 14:53

    You'll need to build in a bit of leeway. Getting across London ain't fast.

    thats what I'm thinking. I want to get to London as early as possible without leaving Paris so early that I can't do the tour.

  • Journeyer24/05/2010 at 14:54

    is he? Gasquet looking comfy out front at the moment...

    as i say that, Murray's suddenly gotten a bit of momentum...

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 14:55

    Gasquets backhand is amazing

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 14:56

    That makes sense. In super planning news I can book my Eurostar ticket tomorrow! It's the first day the 22nd of September goes on sale.

    I actually might not though because its looking like the 11am Roland Garros tour is the only one I'll be able to do so I have to allow enough time to do that, get the train, get to London, get to Heathrow, make my flight. A fine balancing act that shall require some thinking!

    Also in planning news, I'm booking my Le Shuttle ticket soon.

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 14:56

    Also in planning news, I'm booking my Le Shuttle ticket soon.

    Eurotunnel, whatever

  • Journeyer24/05/2010 at 14:57

    Gasquets backhand is amazing

    Not too obvious at all who the French are rooting for. ;)

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 14:59

    Not too obvious at all who the French are rooting for. ;)

    I can't believe they didn't put this match on Philippe Chatrier. It was the most hyped first round match, and one of them is a local!

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 15:01

    Eurotunnel, whatever

    I hope Mr Bassano reads this :D

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 15:03

    I hope Mr Bassano reads this :D

    Wasn't sure whether to book together or not but reasoned it won't make any difference. Just got to agree at rough time.

  • me24/05/2010 at 15:05

    Wasn't sure whether to book together or not but reasoned it won't make any difference. Just got to agree at rough time.

    are we not going in cars? i forget, but that was my assumption.

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 15:07

    are we not going in cars? i forget, but that was my assumption.

    but the cars have to go under the sea! under the sea, there'll be no accusations, just friendly crustations under the seeeeeea.

  • Journeyer24/05/2010 at 15:08

    but the cars have to go under the sea! under the sea, there'll be no accusations, just friendly crustations under the seeeeeea.

    I miss Sebastian. ;)

  • Journeyer24/05/2010 at 15:08

    I miss Sebastian. ;)

    and it's crustaceans, Amy. :D

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 15:09

    and it's crustaceans, Amy. :D

    I knew that didn't look right but its 1am. Brain is off.

  • Marilene Riddle24/05/2010 at 15:10

    I can't believe they didn't put this match on Philippe Chatrier. It was the most hyped first round match, and one of them is a local!

    Apparently, Richie asked for the match to be on Susanne Langlen, which is less hot and less stressful. Or at least Radio RG suspects it is so.

    Afternoon everyone! Have been working hard on tennis, so I haven't been here as much... :(

  • Marilene Riddle24/05/2010 at 15:10

    I miss Sebastian. ;)

    Which one? :P

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 15:11

    are we not going in cars? i forget, but that was my assumption.

    Yes. We need to get the Eurotunnel or we'll get wet

  • Jon Waldock24/05/2010 at 15:11

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/83850

    "Mullins believes that the lessons of US F1 show that starting a new team is not feasible under the current F1 rules, which is why he is looking at opportunities to tie-up with established outfits."

    Apart from Notus and Virgin you mean? gah even HRT did it!

  • me24/05/2010 at 15:12

    Yes. We need to get the Eurotunnel or we'll get wet

    am confused how you're booking a ticket already, who's driving?

  • Jon Waldock24/05/2010 at 15:12

    Yes. We need to get the Eurotunnel or we'll get wet

    You mean you don't own one of these?

  • RG24/05/2010 at 15:12

    Apart from Notus and Virgin you mean? gah even HRT did it!

    They built a car in 10 days pretty much, now there is no excuse there USF1

    Hey folks.

  • me24/05/2010 at 15:13

    Apart from Notus and Virgin you mean? gah even HRT did it!

    when i read it it earlier, his emphasis was on competitive, wasn't it? basically he wishes he bought renault. i think.

  • Journeyer24/05/2010 at 15:13

    Apart from Notus and Virgin you mean? gah even HRT did it!

    Mullins could, similar to Epsilon, be a potential savior for HRT. They could also decide to link up with Sauber, which is a solid team but needs financial assistance. Toro Rosso may also be for sale - albeit at the right price...

  • Journeyer24/05/2010 at 15:14

    when i read it it earlier, his emphasis was on competitive, wasn't it? basically he wishes he bought renault. i think.

    that won't happen now...

  • Jon Waldock24/05/2010 at 15:15

    when i read it it earlier, his emphasis was on competitive, wasn't it? basically he wishes he bought renault. i think.

    i think coming into f1 and being competitive straight away just wouldnt happen, he needs patience! no modern team have come in and set the world on fire straight away, you need all the best people and alot of money, neither of which they had.

  • Journeyer24/05/2010 at 15:15

    i think coming into f1 and being competitive straight away just wouldnt happen, he needs patience! no modern team have come in and set the world on fire straight away, you need all the best people and alot of money, neither of which they had.

    it's happened before. not quite title-winning pace, but Jordan finished 5th in the WCC in their debut year.

  • me24/05/2010 at 15:15

    i think coming into f1 and being competitive straight away just wouldnt happen, he needs patience! no modern team have come in and set the world on fire straight away, you need all the best people and alot of money, neither of which they had.

    which is what he's saying. but genii bought there way into a 5th placed team. wonder if williams would be interested.

  • Jon Waldock24/05/2010 at 15:16

    which is what he's saying. but genii bought there way into a 5th placed team. wonder if williams would be interested.

    i guess, i guess his definition of starting a team and mine are quite different

  • Journeyer24/05/2010 at 15:16

    which is what he's saying. but genii bought there way into a 5th placed team. wonder if williams would be interested.

    williams? i doubt it. i'm guessing toto wolff is their succession plan right now.

  • RG24/05/2010 at 15:17

    williams? i doubt it. i'm guessing toto wolff is their succession plan right now.

    Or investment into Sauber perhaps?

  • Marilene Riddle24/05/2010 at 15:17

    i think coming into f1 and being competitive straight away just wouldnt happen, he needs patience! no modern team have come in and set the world on fire straight away, you need all the best people and alot of money, neither of which they had.

    Brawn GP? I think if he did buy Renault he would be much closer to achieving his aim.

  • Jon Waldock24/05/2010 at 15:19

    Brawn GP? I think if he did buy Renault he would be much closer to achieving his aim.

    Like i say, i think our definitions of starting are very different. Brawn GP are an anomoly, they got bought out by Brawn, had Honda funding and their car was designed by 3 different teams.

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 15:19

    am confused how you're booking a ticket already, who's driving?

    To get it done before the prices go up, as I'm told they will (Dad uses it a lot). For the same reason I'll be looking at Travelodge deals for the Weds night in London soon, they go for £25 now and then if you book early.

    I'm driving, Bassano is as well and Alison was thinking about it if she's coming.. I can't afford to get everyone's so I thought we'd get our own.

  • me24/05/2010 at 15:22

    I'm driving, Bassano is as well and Alison was thinking about it if she's coming.. I can't afford to get everyone's so I thought we'd get our own.

    ahh cool. didn't realise organisation had got that far.

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 15:22

    ahh cool. didn't realise organisation had got that far.

    I've already called shotgun.

  • me24/05/2010 at 15:22

    Or investment into Sauber perhaps?

    i think i'd do that, over anyone else, yep.

  • Jon Waldock24/05/2010 at 15:23

    Mr Chandock has named his engine...

    Just watching the guys run my engine 'Annabel' on the dyno http://twitpic.com/1qni0u

  • me24/05/2010 at 15:23

    I've already called shotgun.

    you paying extra for that?

    :)

  • Marilene Riddle24/05/2010 at 15:23

    Mr Chandock has named his engine...

    Engine? Not chassis? Or does he have a different name for each part? :D

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 15:24

    you paying extra for that?

    I'm pulling the "I'm coming a really long way for this" card but thats really just a cover for "they told me I'd grow out of it but I still get carsick and if I sit in the back I'll throw up on your floor"

  • Jon Waldock24/05/2010 at 15:25

    I'm pulling the "I'm coming a really long way for this" card but thats really just a cover for "they told me I'd grow out of it but I still get carsick and if I sit in the back I'll throw up on your floor"

    Loooooovely. That's my comment of the year ;)

  • me24/05/2010 at 15:25

    I'm pulling the "I'm coming a really long way for this" card but thats really just a cover for "they told me I'd grow out of it but I still get carsick and if I sit in the back I'll throw up on your floor"

    heheheheheh!!

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 15:25

    ahh cool. didn't realise organisation had got that far.

    Dad's already asking me if we've organised who's in what car yet :)

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 15:25

    I'm pulling the "I'm coming a really long way for this" card but thats really just a cover for "they told me I'd grow out of it but I still get carsick and if I sit in the back I'll throw up on your floor"

    Ha :D

  • RubberGoat24/05/2010 at 15:25

    To get it done before the prices go up, as I'm told they will (Dad uses it a lot). For the same reason I'll be looking at Travelodge deals for the Weds night in London soon, they go for £25 now and then if you book early.

    I'm driving, Bassano is as well and Alison was thinking about it if she's coming.. I can't afford to get everyone's so I thought we'd get our own.

    I'm only a passenger as I don't have a valid EU drivers licence BTW...

  • me24/05/2010 at 15:26

    Dad's already asking me if we've organised who's in what car yet :)

    i bet someone has.

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 15:26

    heheheheheh!!

    when I go home to visit and I go somewhere with my parents my mum has to always sit in the back because I get sick on the drive to their house. I'm so pathetic :D

  • RubberGoat24/05/2010 at 15:27

    I'm pulling the "I'm coming a really long way for this" card but thats really just a cover for "they told me I'd grow out of it but I still get carsick and if I sit in the back I'll throw up on your floor"

    Having been vomited on during a bus trip from behind, that's fine with me if you ride shotgun ;)

  • Christine24/05/2010 at 15:28

    Oh dear, can I call time on this conversation now?

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 15:28

    Oh dear, can I call time on this conversation now?

    so, how about that Murray eh?

  • RubberGoat24/05/2010 at 15:29

    Oh dear, can I call time on this conversation now?

    Yes - and Guinness is good for you: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3266819.stm

    But Alex, Bassano and Fourstar already knew that ;)

  • Christine24/05/2010 at 15:29

    so, how about that Murray eh?

    From the Beeb: If you've got a ticket for Suzanne Lenglen today... well, I'm afraid I don't like you very much.

    Hehe.

  • me24/05/2010 at 15:30

    Yes - and Guinness is good for you: http://news.bb...hi/health/3266819.stm

    Thursday, 13 November 2003?

  • Marilene Riddle24/05/2010 at 15:30

    From the Beeb: If you've got a ticket for Suzanne Lenglen today... well, I'm afraid I don't like you very much.

    :D

    Murray just pushed Richie, but unable to break. I don't think today is his day.

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 15:31

    I wonder if the ballkids speak English.

  • RubberGoat24/05/2010 at 15:31

    Yes - and Guinness is good for you: http://news.bb...hi/health/3266819.stm

    Thursday, 13 November 2003?

    Eh? Why is it on BBC's top page as the most shared story? Weird!

  • Marilene Riddle24/05/2010 at 15:34

    Ooooh. Murray in deep trouble.

    I just noticed that Ana isn't being fail today. Is she improving or is it just a Roland Garros thing?

  • lou24/05/2010 at 15:35

    Afternoon everyone! :)

    I will not let Murray's awful playing spoil my day. How is everyone?

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 15:35

    I just noticed that Ana isn't being fail today. Is she improving or is it just a Roland Garros thing?

    last time I looked she was 1-3 down then I looked again and she'd won the set. Such a headcase.

  • me24/05/2010 at 15:36

    I will not let Murray's awful playing spoil my day. How is everyone?

    feeling si...

    fine! you?

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 15:36

    tiebreak, nooooo

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 15:38

    Afternoon everyone! :)

    ah, the caterer

  • me24/05/2010 at 15:39

    ah, the caterer

    :)

  • lou24/05/2010 at 15:39

    fine! you?

    hehehe i'm fine thanks. The sun being out is awesome. It's soooo hot here. Problem is i have a banned myself from going outside.. otherwise i'd be working outside at the moment.

  • Christine24/05/2010 at 15:40

    ah, the caterer

    Hehe.

  • lou24/05/2010 at 15:40

    ah, the caterer

    wha?...

    ..

    ...

    What have i been volunteered for now?...

  • me24/05/2010 at 15:40

    hehehe i'm fine thanks. The sun being out is awesome.

    can i recommend a fan?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3t2-wS92ClM

    not good for phone conversations though.

  • Christine24/05/2010 at 15:42

    tiebreak, nooooo

    Oh no! I still don't understand them. Every time. *stamps foot*

  • lou24/05/2010 at 15:42

    can i recommend a fan?

    i don't need a fan.. i'm the perfect temperature.. when i'm inside. I really want to go outside for a walk, but it's really not worth getting burnt/ catching the sun for.. i don't want silly tan or burn lines for the ball on friday..

  • Christine24/05/2010 at 15:42

    What have i been volunteered for now?...

    Oops. Something to do with cows, I think.

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 15:42

    What have i been volunteered for now?...

    ah don't worry :)

  • lou24/05/2010 at 15:43

    Oops. Something to do with cows, I think.

    cows?!!!

    time to read back through the comments i think.. :)

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 15:43

    Oh no! I still don't understand them. Every time. *stamps foot*

    first to 7, but you must have 2 more points than the other guy :D

  • Journeyer24/05/2010 at 15:43

    Oh no! I still don't understand them. Every time. *stamps foot*

    First to 7 or 2-point lead from 6-6. 2 games per server, alternating. Switch sides every 6 games.

    That's about it, right?

  • me24/05/2010 at 15:43

    cows?!!!

    they produce pies, allegedly.

  • Marilene Riddle24/05/2010 at 15:44

    First to 7 or 2-point lead from 6-6. 2 games per server, alternating. Switch sides every 6 games.

    That's about it, right?

    Yup. Now Richie at set point.

  • lou24/05/2010 at 15:45

    they produce pies, allegedly.

    you want me to make pies?... what on earth have you all be talking about today...

  • Christine24/05/2010 at 15:45

    first to 7, but you must have 2 more points than the other guy :D

    Ah. I usually just wait for the little icon saying Set Point or whatever. Very handy :)

  • Christine24/05/2010 at 15:45

    you want me to make pies?... what on earth have you all be talking about today...

    Christmas. Obviously.

  • Journeyer24/05/2010 at 15:45

    Yup. Now Richie at set point.

    Converted!

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 15:45

    ahhhhh really should sleep but soo tempted to see if Richie can do it in 3

  • Christine24/05/2010 at 15:46

    ahhhhh really should sleep but soo tempted to see if Richie can do it in 3

    What if you go sleep and we shout really loud if Murray makes a comeback?

  • Marilene Riddle24/05/2010 at 15:47

    ahhhhh really should sleep but soo tempted to see if Richie can do it in 3

    Possibly. He wouldn't want it to stretch what with him being overworked and all.

    I think Murray is being annoying about the French crowd now. Boo.

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 15:47

    What if you go sleep and we shout really loud if Murray makes a comeback?

    I'm a pretty heavy sleeper, I don't think it'll work.

    Murray doesn't hold in his frustration very well.

  • Marilene Riddle24/05/2010 at 15:48

    Possibly. He wouldn't want it to stretch what with him being overworked and all.

    I think Murray is being annoying about Richie interrupting his serve now. Boo.

    Oops edited.

  • Christine24/05/2010 at 15:49

    Possibly. He wouldn't want it to stretch what with him being overworked and all.
    I think Murray is being annoying about Richie interrupting his serve now. Boo.

    Oops edited.

    Maybe just: I think Murray is being annoying.

  • Journeyer24/05/2010 at 15:49

    Possibly. He wouldn't want it to stretch what with him being overworked and all.

    I think Murray is being annoying about the French crowd now. Boo.

    The French don't take to such behavior well...

  • me24/05/2010 at 15:49

    The French don't take to such behavior well...

    will they strike?

  • Journeyer24/05/2010 at 15:50

    will they strike?

    :D Nah, they might just jeer.

  • Marilene Riddle24/05/2010 at 15:50

    Maybe just: I think Murray is being annoying.

    :D I don't like people complaining about the French. :P

  • Marilene Riddle24/05/2010 at 15:50

    :D Nah, they might just jeer.

    When he serves. ;)

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 15:52

    I like that even though I could watch the replay of this at work tomorrow I am staying up now.

  • Marilene Riddle24/05/2010 at 15:54

    I like that even though I could watch the replay of this at work tomorrow I am staying up now.

    Richie seems to be tiring now. Might be in for the long haul. :(

  • lou24/05/2010 at 15:54

    catching up on comments...

    And Lou brings the mince pies.

    ah.. i understand now. yeah okay i will make mince pies... :)

    And a non-mince version for annoyingly picky types like me please Lou, thanks. :)

    erm?.. can i make a load of brownies instead of non mince ones?

    maybe lou could provide a menu?

    i can do..

    Brownies,

    Mince Pies..

    Cupcakes...

    and cookies (if you want cookies too)

    anything else?

    I just got offered Work Experience in a certain Brackley based F1 team in their Research and Development department.

    omg!!! that's amazing! Go Jon! :) If you bump into Shov or Bono i may explode :P

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 15:55

    Richie seems to be tiring now. Might be in for the long haul. :(

    if it goes past 3 I'm going to give up and find out the result tomorrow.

  • lou24/05/2010 at 15:55

    Christmas. Obviously.

    wow! you're planning something in december?..

  • Jon Waldock24/05/2010 at 15:55

    omg!!! that's amazing! Go Jon! :) If you bump into Shov or Bono i may explode :P

    woop

  • me24/05/2010 at 15:55

    wow! you're planning something in december?..

    shhh!

  • me24/05/2010 at 15:56

    anything else?


    what are you like with banoffee pie?

  • lou24/05/2010 at 15:56

    woop

    you know if they were still brawn i'd have actually turned green in envy :P

  • Jon Waldock24/05/2010 at 15:56

    what are you like with banoffee pie?

    and lemon cheesecake!

  • lou24/05/2010 at 15:56

    what are you like with banoffee pie?

    never tried it.. i'll have a go if you want.

  • Jon Waldock24/05/2010 at 15:57

    you know if they were still brawn i'd have actually turned green in envy :P

    hehe yeah i know, they still are in my head :D

  • lou24/05/2010 at 15:57

    and lemon cheesecake!

    i can do lemon cheesecake..

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 15:57

    anything else?

    trifle please.

  • lou24/05/2010 at 15:57

    hehe yeah i know, they still are in my head :D

    hehe!

  • me24/05/2010 at 15:58

    never tried it.. i'll have a go if you want.

  • lou24/05/2010 at 15:58

    trifle please.

    in the hope i have booked and taken my driving test (haven't driven in months!) i will be happy to make as much as you want cause i'll drive it to london.. and will bring emily to help me carry it :P

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 15:59

    in the hope i have booked and taken my driving test (haven't driven in months!) i will be happy to make as much as you want cause i'll drive it to london.. and will bring emily to help me carry it :P

    I won't be at the Christmas party but you can send trifle c/o Australia.

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 16:00

    eeee break him richie!

  • lou24/05/2010 at 16:00

    I won't be at the Christmas party but you can send trifle c/o Australia.

    i would say i'd bring trifle to Spa.. but i don't think it will travel well.. i was thinking cookies and brownies would be okay though?..

  • lou24/05/2010 at 16:00

    eeee break him richie!

    noooo :(

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 16:00

    i would say i'd bring trifle to Spa.. but i don't think it will travel well.. i was thinking cookies and brownies would be okay though?..

    I still dream of the brownies on your blog.

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 16:01

    noooo :(

    you don't want me to sleeeeeeep

  • lou24/05/2010 at 16:02

    I still dream of the brownies on your blog.

    ehehe i made them on saturday evening too for all the friends i had round, they didn't last long. I shall make lots and bring them to Spa for the journey down.. :)

  • Journeyer24/05/2010 at 16:02

    eeee break him richie!

    you call him richie? :D

  • lou24/05/2010 at 16:02

    you don't want me to sleeeeeeep

    of course... after Murray has won ;)

  • Marilene Riddle24/05/2010 at 16:03

    of course... after Murray has won ;)

    Very unlikely. :P

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 16:03

    you call him richie? :D

    doesn't everyone? :D

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 16:03

    of course... after Murray has won ;)

    if this went to 5 sets I would be at work before it ends.

  • Jon Waldock24/05/2010 at 16:03

    ehehe i made them on saturday evening too for all the friends i had round, they didn't last long. I shall make lots and bring them to Spa for the journey down.. :)

    Amy saiad that she feels sick when travelling and so im not sure brownies would be a good idea for her ;)

  • lou24/05/2010 at 16:04

    if this went to 5 sets I would be at work before it ends.

    what time is it in melbourne?!

  • lou24/05/2010 at 16:04

    Amy saiad that she feels sick when travelling and so im not sure brownies would be a good idea for her ;)

    i'm sure we could save her some :)

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 16:04

    what time is it in melbourne?!

    2.05am

  • lou24/05/2010 at 16:05

    2.05am

    you should sleep.. you can watch murray win when you wake up ;)

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 16:06

    you should sleep.. you can watch murray win when you wake up ;)

    but if its not live I can't live comment. My tennis community is coming up with gems like "Whinedy Murray" :D

  • me24/05/2010 at 16:06

    2.05am

    you should sleep.. you can watch murray win when you wake up ;)

    look into my comments... you are feeling very sleeepy....

  • Marilene Riddle24/05/2010 at 16:06

    but if its not live I can't live comment. My tennis community is coming up with gems like "Whinedy Murray" :D

    Gold.

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 16:09

    is he even trying anymore? thats like 3 points in a row he hasn't even bothered trying to chase

  • Marilene Riddle24/05/2010 at 16:10

    Amy, you might be able to sleep soon.

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 16:12

    is The Judy not there? I haven't seen her.

  • lou24/05/2010 at 16:13

    wow! he just redid the grip on his tennis racket in about a minute! that's impressive!

  • Marilene Riddle24/05/2010 at 16:15

    Eeek. Richie looks unwell. :(

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 16:16

    I hate when people I like break and then get broken back on the very next game :(

  • Marilene Riddle24/05/2010 at 16:18

    But holding right after breaking is one of the hardest things when playing against a top10 player.

    At least ganesh is about to win.

  • Marilene Riddle24/05/2010 at 16:19

    I meal gael. Eeek.

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 16:19

    I miss Feli :(

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 16:21

    he looks as tired as I feel

  • Marilene Riddle24/05/2010 at 16:22

    Double fault. :(

  • Marilene Riddle24/05/2010 at 16:24

    Radio RG: "(Richie) is desperate to save on steps," really tiring.

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 16:32

    f1 is so not this stressful

  • Marilene Riddle24/05/2010 at 16:37

    Oh oh. The Trainer. :(

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 16:38

    I am retiring. I cannot stay awake!

  • lou24/05/2010 at 16:39

    Goooo Murray!

  • lou24/05/2010 at 16:39

    I am retiring. I cannot stay awake!

    aww night amy!

  • Marilene Riddle24/05/2010 at 16:39

    I am retiring. I cannot stay awake!

    :(

  • jpancoast24/05/2010 at 16:41

    One would think that with the massive datacenter UPS + the massive diesel generators we have in the parking lot would prevent the actual, you know, datacenter part of the building from losing power.

    But you would be oh so, so, SO wrong.

  • me24/05/2010 at 16:47

    But you would be oh so, so, SO wrong.

    someone tripped over a cable?

  • jpancoast24/05/2010 at 16:52

    someone tripped over a cable?

    Not a clue as to the why, which is part of the problem.

    Communication: we has none!

  • me24/05/2010 at 16:54

    blimey apple are getting slammed in the itunes comments for not releasing the final two episodes of lost.

    their not even saying when the shows might be released though, so they are asking for it.

  • me24/05/2010 at 16:55

    Communication: we has none!

    the phones went out with the power?

    ;)

  • RG24/05/2010 at 16:55

    Radio RG: "(Richie) is desperate to save on steps," really tiring.

    Ahh, this time of year when I get confused when people are talking about me or the flippin tennis.

  • me24/05/2010 at 16:55

    Ahh, this time of year when I get confused when people are talking about me or the flippin tennis.

    i was earlier. i thought marilene wrote a blog post about you.

  • Marilene Riddle24/05/2010 at 16:56

    Ahh, this time of year when I get confused when people are talking about me or the flippin tennis.

    Oops. :P

    Damn. Richie is REALLY tiring.

  • lou24/05/2010 at 16:57

    i just realised Wimbeldon is in 4 weeks time! :)

  • jpancoast24/05/2010 at 16:57

    the phones went out with the power?

    actually they did (this happened over the weekend, though) :), but I'm talking more like the "telling other people WTF is happening" type of communication :)

  • Marilene Riddle24/05/2010 at 17:00

    i just realised Wimbeldon is in 4 weeks time! :)

    I love (almost) back to back Grand Slams. But I bet the players don't.

  • lou24/05/2010 at 17:10

    ooooo! tennis is exciting!

  • Marilene Riddle24/05/2010 at 17:11

    ooooo! tennis is exciting!

    Damn. Hoping Richie gets a 2nd wind..

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 17:11

    Back home. Minor heat induced snooze. May have been influenced by staying up too late, oops.

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 17:12

    Brownies,

    Mince Pies..

    Cupcakes...

    and cookies (if you want cookies too)

    You're a legend, we weren't being all that serious :)

  • lou24/05/2010 at 17:13

    You're a legend, we weren't being all that serious :)

    hehehe i love cooking.. so if you ask i'll happily make them for you :)

  • Lady Snowcat24/05/2010 at 17:16

    Not only does F1 return but much more importantly rallying returns... and even more importantly Kimi will be there and so will I....

    I'll let you know what it's like...

    The fans there look pretty mad.... so I'll feel right at home...

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 17:16

    blimey apple are getting slammed in the itunes comments for not releasing the final two episodes of lost.

    their not even saying when the shows might be released though, so they are asking for it.

    How long does it normally take?

  • Marilene Riddle24/05/2010 at 17:17

    Not only does F1 return but much more importantly rallying returns... and even more importantly Kimi will be there and so will I....

    I have my WRC app ready on my android. ;)

    I'll let you know what it's like...

    Guest post!

  • me24/05/2010 at 17:17

    How long does it normally take?

    4 hours after broadcast. it's looking like it could be tues/wed now. will have to resort to alternate methods. it's almost certainly sky's fault, but apple need to be more transparent.

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 17:18

    hehehe i love cooking.. so if you ask i'll happily make them for you :)

    Thanks..

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 17:28

    4 hours after broadcast. it's looking like it could be tues/wed now. will have to resort to alternate methods. it's almost certainly sky's fault, but apple need to be more transparent.

    Sky suck so I can imagine it is their fault.

  • me24/05/2010 at 17:40

    I'll let you know what it's like...

    Guest post!

    :)

  • lou24/05/2010 at 17:40

    pink lemonade is yummy :)

  • me24/05/2010 at 17:41

    Sky suck so I can imagine it is their fault.

    no doubt they are the first to complain that consumers download content illegally. before they push consumers into downloading content illegally.

  • Marilene Riddle24/05/2010 at 17:42

    How depressing. The Brit is probably going through. :P

  • lou24/05/2010 at 17:42

    yay for murray!

  • me24/05/2010 at 17:43

    hehe. you two are funny :)

  • lou24/05/2010 at 17:44

    hehe. you two are funny :)

    :D

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 17:44

    When someone said Murray earlier, I did geniunely think it was Walker...

  • lou24/05/2010 at 17:44

    wohooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    such.a.great.day

  • Marilene Riddle24/05/2010 at 17:44

    hehe. you two are funny :)

    :D

    :(

  • RG24/05/2010 at 17:44

    When someone said Murray earlier, I did geniunely think it was Walker...

    This tennis stuff, confuses with everyones minds.

  • Marilene Riddle24/05/2010 at 17:45

    This tennis stuff, confuses with everyones minds.

    :D

    Tomorrow Fernando Verdasco will be on. And the other Andy. ;)

  • lou24/05/2010 at 17:45

    :(

    he did soo well though! i can't believe he saved that match!

  • me24/05/2010 at 17:46

    This tennis stuff, confuses with everyones minds.

    tis true.

    mint anyone?

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 17:57

    So instead of sitting out in the sun after being in the office all day, I'm checking Twitter. I need a balcony. Anyway, this is worth a watch. Simon Pagenaud goes from last to 4th in 4 laps in Saturday's ALMS race. I know it was all GT and lower prototypes but you're not supposed to be able to pass at Laguna..

    http://www.youtube.com/user/HighcroftTV#p/u/0/T0jvkArqjl4

  • jpancoast24/05/2010 at 18:03

    I have my WRC app ready on my android. ;)

    There's a WRC app for the android? *looks it up*

  • me24/05/2010 at 18:03

    So instead of sitting out in the sun after being in the office all day, I'm checking Twitter. I need a balcony. Anyway, this is worth a watch. Simon Pagenaud goes from last to 4th in 4 laps in Saturday's ALMS race. I know it was all GT and lower prototypes but you're not supposed to be able to pass at Laguna..

    http://www.you...tTV#p/u/0/T0jvkArqjl4

    and in hd too

  • Lady Snowcat24/05/2010 at 18:04

    mint anyone?

    Love it in my Pimms...

  • Marilene Riddle24/05/2010 at 18:07

    There's a WRC app for the android? *looks it up*

    Yes there is. And it is free too.

  • Marilene Riddle24/05/2010 at 18:10

    woot. It has been 19 minutes and Jelena is 5-0 up in the 1st set. :D

  • jpancoast24/05/2010 at 18:13

    Yes there is. And it is free too.

    Just downloaded it. Looks good, they even have video!

  • Marilene Riddle24/05/2010 at 18:17

    Just downloaded it. Looks good, they even have video!

    If only the F1 is available on Milestone... SIGH

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 18:22

    team and driver banter.. :)

    @JustinWilson22 Looking for fans so that he can sign autographs http://twitpic.com/1qolqh

    @DRRIndyCar that's harsh!

  • me24/05/2010 at 18:27

    team and driver banter.. :)


    :)

  • Lady Snowcat24/05/2010 at 18:36

    Just been sitting in the garden having a G&T (with ice and a twist of lime of course) and had the obligatory canter through the new F1 Racing looking for Kimi mentions... and reading the piece on Nico Hulkenberg too...

    The funniest piece is the advice from Rubens... I'll say no more but it is very very funny...

  • Lukeh24/05/2010 at 18:42

    Evening guys :)

  • Marilene Riddle24/05/2010 at 18:43

    Evening guys :)

    Good evening Lukeh.

  • RG24/05/2010 at 18:44

    Evening guys :)

    Hey mate.

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 18:49

    Evening guys :)

    Hi

  • Bassano24/05/2010 at 18:52

    Eurotunnel, whatever

    I hope Mr Bassano reads this :D

    Thought it was the weather, turned out to be a faint head ping :)

    Evening all

  • me24/05/2010 at 18:53

    bllimey, silverstone looks completely different:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/silverstonecircuit/4635372312/

    could fans be any farther from the track? in the past:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sidepodcast/582134634/

  • lou24/05/2010 at 18:56

    could fans be any farther from the track? in the past:

    bad times :(

    hey Lukeh.

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 19:01

    Thought it was the weather, turned out to be a faint head ping :)

    Evening all

    Evening.

  • Marilene Riddle24/05/2010 at 19:01

    hello Bassano

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 19:01

    bllimey, silverstone looks completely different:

    http://www.fli...necircuit/4635372312/

    could fans be any farther from the track? in the past:

    http://www.fli...idepodcast/582134634/

    For the MotoGP. I'd have got shots when I was there but those stands hadn't been finished yet.

  • lou24/05/2010 at 19:02

    For the MotoGP. I'd have got shots when I was there but those stands hadn't been finished yet.

    motogp ruined silverstone..

  • RG24/05/2010 at 19:06

    motogp ruined silverstone..

    motogp kept silverstone in f1.

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 19:06

    Hoovering is thirsty work in this heat...

  • Bassano24/05/2010 at 19:07

    For the MotoGP....

    The large run-off, you mean?

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 19:07

    motogp ruined silverstone..

    motogp kept silverstone in f1.

    Absolutely, and the other changes to the place may be worth it. We'll see.. not sure what we'll see with the current F1 rules but there you are

  • lou24/05/2010 at 19:07

    motogp kept silverstone in f1.

    and made it worse for the fans... seriously not a fan of grandstands that far away from the grid.

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 19:07

    The large run-off, you mean?

    Yeah. Bit of tarmac leading into a gravel trap. They've changed Copse to that too.

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 19:09

    and made it worse for the fans... seriously not a fan of grandstands that far away from the grid.

    They have moved the Becketts one closer to the track than before.

  • Bassano24/05/2010 at 19:14

    Lou & Lukeh: what time are you guys getting into town on Wednesday?

    Doors open at 7

  • lou24/05/2010 at 19:15

    Lou & Lukeh: what time are you guys getting into town on Wednesday?

    Doors open at 7

    ooo i wsa going to text you... i shall check train times..

  • Bassano24/05/2010 at 19:15

    ooo i wsa going to text you... i shall check train times..

    Ok, no rush

  • lou24/05/2010 at 19:16

    Ok, no rush

    i know. i was debating trying to figure this kinda thing out last week but realised it's better to do it today, so i can tell Em tomorrow at school :)

  • lou24/05/2010 at 19:23

    Lou & Lukeh: what time are you guys getting into town on Wednesday?

    Doors open at 7

    okay.. Em and I can get the 16:30 train and be in London by 6.. which should give us time to meet you and Lukeh and get to where ever it is.

    This is a long shot, but any idea when it finishes? (i have no idea what time it starts either...)

  • Bassano24/05/2010 at 19:23

    Right, am gonna start my 4 episode, Lost mini-marathon

    Till later

  • me24/05/2010 at 19:24

    Right, am gonna start my 4 episode, Lost mini-marathon

    Till later

    have you got the final two?

  • Bassano24/05/2010 at 19:24

    This is a long shot, but any idea when it finishes? (i have no idea what time it starts either...)

    10:30-11 at a guess

    Start time will be between 8 and 9, most likely

  • Bassano24/05/2010 at 19:25

    have you got the final two?

    Aye

    Sky showed them early this morning

  • Bassano24/05/2010 at 19:26

    okay.. Em and I can get the 16:30 train and be in London by 6.. which should give us time to meet you and Lukeh and get to where ever it is.

    Kentish Town, The Forum

  • lou24/05/2010 at 19:26

    10:30-11 at a guess

    okay.. our last train is at 11:40.. so i'm hoping that will be okay. mum wants me home for school on thursday.. so.. fun times.

  • me24/05/2010 at 19:27

    Aye

    Sky showed them early this morning

    grrrrrr at sky

  • Bassano24/05/2010 at 19:28

    okay.. our last train is at 11:40.. so i'm hoping that will be okay. mum wants me home for school on thursday.. so.. fun times.

    Work backwards and use Transport for London's journey planner

  • lou24/05/2010 at 19:29

    Kentish Town, The Forum

    right.. in that case we'll get into london charing cross cause it's closer to Kentish Town..

  • Christine24/05/2010 at 19:30

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/05/24/the-unofficial-f1-world-tour-2010-part-1/

  • lou24/05/2010 at 19:30

    Work backwards and use Transport for London's journey planner

    oooo, thank you. it says it will take 13mins from charing cross.. that's not too long at all!..

  • Bassano24/05/2010 at 19:33

    grrrrrr at sky

    Should be on iTunes tomorrow [from midnight?] if they follow the same pattern, I guess

  • Steven Roy24/05/2010 at 19:33

    Evening all

  • Bassano24/05/2010 at 19:34

    Evening all

    Hi Steven

    [am rely off now]

  • Marilene Riddle24/05/2010 at 19:34

    Evening all

    Evening Steven.

    Ping: http://sidepod...rld-tour-2010-part-1/

    I want to travel the world too!

  • Steven Roy24/05/2010 at 19:35

    I want to travel the world too!

    Sounds like a really good idea. One little lottery win and we can all do it

  • Marilene Riddle24/05/2010 at 19:37

    Sounds like a really good idea. One little lottery win and we can all do it

    Yes, just one little lottery win. Damn it.

  • Lukeh24/05/2010 at 19:40

    okay.. our last train is at 11:40.. so i'm hoping that will be okay. mum wants me home for school on thursday.. so.. fun times.

    My last train is at 11:30 it seems but it takes 30 minutes to get back to London Paddington on the tube, eek.

  • lou24/05/2010 at 19:42

    My last train is at 11:30 it seems but it takes 30 minutes to get back to London Paddington on the tube, eek.

    i though bassano offered you his spare room?

  • Lukeh24/05/2010 at 19:43

    i though bassano offered you his spare room?

    I have a nasty feeling I may need to go into uni thursday morning depending on tomorrow.

  • lou24/05/2010 at 19:44

    I have a nasty feeling I may need to go into uni thursday morning depending on tomorrow.

    we really should communicate more..

  • me24/05/2010 at 19:45

    we really should communicate more..

    :)

  • lou24/05/2010 at 19:59

    right... lukeh am going to trust you'll get your travel sorted and you'll be there in time :) i just looked on the underground map and it looks like you have a hectic trip changing lines a few times.... sorry!.. :(

    I hope you don't have to go back to uni on thursday...

  • Lukeh24/05/2010 at 20:02

    I hope you don't have to go back to uni on thursday...

    Will try and find out tomorrow afternoon.

    Sorry. Not really in my control though, I did say this week was gonna be busy with my final dissertation stuff but hopefully it won't get in the way...

  • lou24/05/2010 at 20:03

    Sorry. Not really in my control though, I did say this week was gonna be busy with my final dissertation stuff but hopefully it won't get in the way...

    i don't mind, dissertation stuff is important, just a pain for you tis all.

  • lou24/05/2010 at 20:23

    am watching dr who.. matt smith is rather awesome*..

    *not as awesome as David Tennant..

  • Lukeh24/05/2010 at 20:25

    am watching dr who.. matt smith is rather awesome*..

    awesome in his own special way?

  • lou24/05/2010 at 20:26

    awesome in his own special way?

    hehe i just like the dr i think.. he's kinda crazy..

  • lou24/05/2010 at 20:32

    eeeeeekk at dr who!

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 21:51

    Tired.

  • lou24/05/2010 at 21:52

    Tired.

    morning!

  • me24/05/2010 at 21:52

    Tired.

    regrets. you've had a few?

  • Steven Roy24/05/2010 at 21:53

    I thought my doohickey had died.

    Tired.

    Morning

  • lou24/05/2010 at 21:53

    Tired.

    is now a bad time to mention Andy won? ..

  • me24/05/2010 at 21:53

    I thought my doohickey had died.

    aww :)

  • Steven Roy24/05/2010 at 21:54

    is now a bad time to mention Andy won? ..

    Surely there is never a bad time for that.

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 21:57

    Andy didn't win it, Richie lost it. It's ok though because i'm watching the replay of rogers match at the moment <3

  • lou24/05/2010 at 21:58

    Andy didn't win it, Richie lost it. It's ok though because i'm watching the replay of rogers match at the moment <3

    haha the outcome is the same.. Andy played well towards the end ;)

  • Steven Roy24/05/2010 at 21:58

    Andy didn't win it, Richie lost it. It's ok though because i'm watching the replay of rogers match at the moment <3

    From the little I saw on the news Richie was cheating by holding up Andy's serve

  • lou24/05/2010 at 22:02

    ehehe :D Motorsport at the palace have just emailed me to tell me my passes to the event have been sent! wohoo! *so.excited* :)

  • Steven Roy24/05/2010 at 22:02

    ehehe :D Motorsport at the palace have just emailed me to tell me my passes to the event have been sent! wohoo! *so.excited* :)

    Are you press now?

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 22:03

    No doubt Richie was pathetic at the end, he just gave up. His shots at the start were sublime. But he was clearly tired from winning a title on Saturday which is more than Andy has done this year ;)

  • lou24/05/2010 at 22:03

    Are you press now?

    if press includes photographers :P

  • Steven Roy24/05/2010 at 22:06

    No doubt Richie was pathetic at the end, he just gave up. His shots at the start were sublime. But he was clearly tired from winning a title on Saturday which is more than Andy has done this year ;)

    He tired himself out winning a minor event so couldn't compete in a major?

  • Steven Roy24/05/2010 at 22:07

    if press includes photographers :P

    Of course it does. Do you get a tabard and a long lens along with the pass?

  • lou24/05/2010 at 22:08

    Of course it does. Do you get a tabard and a long lens along with the pass?

    i get a tabard and a pass.. but no long lens :( will have to save up for one of them :)

  • me24/05/2010 at 22:08

    i get a tabard and a pass.. but no long lens :( will have to save up for one of them :)

    rent one

  • Amy24/05/2010 at 22:09

    That was silly, yes, i am shocked reading the bbc live text about how often they called andy up on horrible shots. Are they losing their bias? Might I now start liking the guy?

  • lou24/05/2010 at 22:09

    rent one

    will i need one?.. i have my 70-300mm.. i'd have to rent a mono pod etc too..

  • Steven Roy24/05/2010 at 22:13

    will i need one?.. i have my 70-300mm.. i'd have to rent a mono pod etc too..

    You shouldn't need one. Get experience using your normal lens then once you have sorted the basics out and want to do something that requires a long lens you will be at uni and can borrow from them

  • lou24/05/2010 at 22:14

    You shouldn't need one. Get experience using your normal lens then once you have sorted the basics out and want to do something that requires a long lens you will be at uni and can borrow from them

    that was my plan... at the moment i don't have the money to rent a lens.. specially when come september i'll be able to rent them for free (hopefully)

  • Steven Roy24/05/2010 at 22:16

    that was my plan... at the moment i don't have the money to rent a lens.. specially when come september i'll be able to rent them for free (hopefully)

    You will be fine with a short lens and there is less chance of you being killed because you are not focused on something miles away

  • me24/05/2010 at 22:20

    will i need one?.. i have my 70-300mm.. i'd have to rent a mono pod etc too..

    no idea :)

  • Pat W24/05/2010 at 22:23

    Made a start on my game results but got the urge to post a song of the day on the other blog... spending a while just listening to stuff :)

    To think I'd planned a lot of writing tonight

  • lou24/05/2010 at 22:23

    no idea :)

    :D hehe for £200 i'm going to say no :)

  • lou24/05/2010 at 22:24

    i do object to them addressing their email to me as 'Dear Sir' ... hmmm you'd have thought they would have known 'Louise' was a girls name.. ah well.

  • Steven Roy24/05/2010 at 22:25

    :D hehe for £200 i'm going to say no :)

    Is that the rental cost? Definitely no at that price

  • Steven Roy24/05/2010 at 22:26

    i do object to them addressing their email to me as 'Dear Sir' ... hmmm you'd have thought they would have known 'Louise' was a girls name.. ah well.

    Yes but what kind of girl would want to trudge round a circuit taking photos of smelly cars?

  • lou24/05/2010 at 22:26

    Is that the rental cost? Definitely no at that price

    between £150 - £200 for a better lens than the one i have.. i hope it included insurance.. i just saw the price and figured there was no point investigating cause i really don't have that kinda money anyway,

  • lou24/05/2010 at 22:27

    Yes but what kind of girl would want to trudge round a circuit taking photos of smelly cars?

    the kind that hates the idea of shopping i suppose ;)

  • Steven Roy24/05/2010 at 22:28

    the kind that hates the idea of shopping i suppose ;)

    Did your German friend sort out your shopping problem?

  • lou24/05/2010 at 22:30

    Did your German friend sort out your shopping problem?

    yep she did :) she's very good at shopping and i actually kinda enjoyed it. i think i'm nearly set for the ball now...

  • Steven Roy24/05/2010 at 22:33

    yep she did :) she's very good at shopping and i actually kinda enjoyed it. i think i'm nearly set for the ball now...

    Sounds good

  • lou24/05/2010 at 22:43

    why is it so late?! i must sleep, night all! xx

  • Steven Roy24/05/2010 at 22:46

    why is it so late?! i must sleep, night all! xx

    Night Lou

  • Alianora La Canta25/05/2010 at 13:58

    Oh my actual goodness.

    I just got offered Work Experience in a certain Brackley based F1 team in their Research and Development department.

    :o {Comment #158}

    Wow! Well done!

  • Scott Woodwiss25/05/2010 at 14:49

    I just got offered Work Experience in a certain Brackley based F1 team in their Research and Development department.

    How in the name of all that's holy did you pull that one off?!