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Hi everybody -

So I've got 1 day in London. What do I do?

Thanks,
Niko
conantheking:
Go Piccadilly Circus train station, you got a theatre district near there as well as lots of shops and places to eat. If you want relaxation, Hyde Park is very nice to go to but will be at a different train station.
trifektorlabs:
Thanks for the info - my friend took me out to Camden last night, I wandered near Buckingham Palace in the morning, and am stuck in Watford for the next couple of nights. My only pocket of time is Wednesday where I have a solid day off.

It was funny that this one group of drunk guys were wanting me to basically say things as a novelty and one of the guys thought I was Australian.

It's been a good 48 hours so far - I love England!

Any other suggestions? I'm game for anything.
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Hi SG land -

I dropped off the site for a bit but am back since I couldn't resist all the lovely ladies and awesome group discussions!

How have I been? Well, I could be better to be honest. I was with somebody and we were really close but it all blew up last weekend and am not even sure how things went so horribly...
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It's been a while again tongue This one is sort of long so I've broken it up by location:

So..... I got back from Seattle a few weeks ago. That was an amazing trip.

__PORTLAND__
Before Seattle, I flew out to Portland and hung out with some of my old friends from way back when. I stayed at the Marriott on the water front...
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heartbaker:
Hi
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So this week was pretty random.

I didn't get much sleep for a majority of the week, I went to a bunch of different bars and restaurants, and now I'm just kicking it. It's raining so I guess it's a good night to stay in. The worst is when you're accustomed to going out then on a down night, you...
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rourke:
Seattle should be beautiful!! Have fun!
pyratparadox:
chat rooms are hilarious! oh, teenage drama...whatever

hope seattle treats you well
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It's Friday, rainy, and I don't have class tomorrow morning. Let's see how the night unfolds? Have a fun weekend everybody

!n
heartbaker:
I wish it wasn't raining
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Hi all a' ya'll out in SG land!

The past few weeks have been busy. Trying to juggle a couple of classes and full time work isn't easy to say the least - being a grown up sucks! I've been going out but not as much as I would like since I'm taking these classes and have a lot of labs, assignments...
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lyxzen:
Totally want to learn how to speed read! Thanks for the link, mister!
trifektorlabs:
@Lyxzen - Awesome! I hope you do it !

My little study tip (and it involves alcohol too!):
After a few days, I'm absolutely happy with my quick progress with the lame but challenging exercises. If you do get the software:
1) Do the exercises, then:
2) Grab a drink (optional but much more fun) and don't read anything for a half hour or so - I'll catch an episode of whatever anime or Seinfeld I may be watching, then:
3) Find a random book you have laying around, open to any page and speed read a few paragraphs then ask yourself what you just read.

Smiles,
Niko
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Ah - homework and wine on a Sunday night. It's been a crazy first week up here... I'm definitely getting my bearings about my immediate area. Overall, 5th & 6th Street are to be avoided after dark but everywhere else beyond 7th/Market is golden.

Some City Survival skillz I've learned:
1) Hailing a cab:
I've never really had to hail a cab before so this was definitely a new experience.. Luckily I live off of Mission and 7th so there's usually cabs nearby. Always remember to carry an extra $10 at the end of the night just in case

2) Street urchins and general riff raff:
Ignore them; if you say "sorry, fella; I don't have any change", that will spawn a conversation and usually result in them following you ranting for about half a block

3) Friday/Saturday nights:
Avoid popular bars...
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Well, what hasn't happened since that last post?

In a nutshell:
1) I switched departments at work so now I'm a corporate operations engineer (which is a fancy word for IT support) and was promoted late last year
2) I moved from Redwood City to Milpitas and now am in San Francisco
3) I downsized my studio :-(
4) My band (see my status...
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heartbaker:
smile
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It's been a while since the last update - I'm a total once in a while blogger I guess tongue

Anyway, since the last update:

* Finished some recording classes and recorded a rockabilly/grunge type thing for a project - turned out pretty good considering I've never mixed/mastered any large scale subjects. Previously, I recorded just the main artist who did drums and guitar...
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odissi:
sorry for this being a little late... (it's taken me a while to get round to everyone) but just wanted to say thank you kindly for your comment on my set =)

BIG LOVE!
<3
H
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I've been taking a recording class and it has been really awesome! I've been learning a ton of stuff and getting a better handle on Pro Tools (industry standard recording software). Tomorrow, I have my first session! I'm recording a rockabilly/grunge type of band. It should be pretty rad and am looking forward to making a great product. Attached to this...
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Update....

Things are going decent in terms of recording - I've been writing and playing little loops. I haven't made as much progress as I would like because my lousy 9-5 gets in the way wink

Actually, work has been rather busy. I work in an IT field (mostly network servers) and have been getting into development testing on new upcoming hardware. I also have...
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