Posts Tagged ‘rich’

Post-AGM party

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 | Friends, Humanism, Life

After the AGM on Tuesday we headed down to The Victoria for a few drinks before going over to D-Fusion for a bit of karaoke. The usual suspects opened the set and Jonni also did a few numbers plus twenty minutes after I commented to Jonni “I’m just waiting for Rich to get drunk before he opens his set with It’s a Sin” it kicked off with a rendition of a certain Pet Shop Boys number which I’m sure you can guess 😉 .

Group photo Nicola and Rich Zoltan

Solving problems

Sunday, April 26th, 2009 | Friends, Humanism, Life

The Thursday before Rationalist Week myself and Rich headed out for our usual Humanist Action Group antics.

Turns out, we’ve solved the problem in like a month 😀 . There was hardly anyone out that night which we decided must be down to our excellent work even though we don’t really help to get people off the streets in any way. Go HAG!

Slow news days

Sunday, April 5th, 2009 | Humanism, Life

I’m quite impressed by how light it is in the evenings now. I don’t want to think about the fact that this will only keep itself up for another few months and then it will start getting darker again but then really we probably have five months before it is getting dark at an early time again which is probably long enough.

Rich and I headed out, as usual, on Thursday though with limited success given that Rich hadn’t had much time to prepare anything as he is feeling rather under the weather at the moment and while we were out his flask exploded. Not really the best start to the evening.

Apparently, though we had, had a better evening than Rich’s flatmate Liam who had managed to pick up food poisoning off Burger King. Rich suggested that he make up a formula of water, salt and sugar to rehydrate (apparently there is a special formula which makes it work best) and in a somewhat ironic twist, the only salt they had in was some salt packets from guess which restaurant…

Chicken stew

Friday, March 27th, 2009 | Humanism, Life

On Thursday myself and Rich headed out to continue our work for the newly formed Humanist Action Group.

Rich had cooked up a chicken strew this week which we were hoping would be a little more popular than soup but apparently not. This was probably due to the fact that there were less people out this week but it didn’t help when one of them turns out to be a vegetarian.

It is good to see some people are really getting somewhere though, one woman who we talk to every week now has a job selling The Big Issue and as such is getting a house from the council too. It’s almost inspiring to think that we have only been doing this a few weeks and we’re already seeing people get back on their feet (not by anything we’ve done or anything, it’s just nice to see).

The cold streets

Saturday, March 21st, 2009 | Events, Humanism, Life

On Thursday myself and Rich headed out once again, this time joined by Nicola, to do our bit. We were going to do a bit of cooking beforehand but Rich was unfortunately detained at work and so we ended up doing soup again, not that it is overly a bad choice.

There seems to be a fair bit of interest in the group now which hopefully will continue to grow and we can expand our activities.

February Skeptics

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009 | Events, Humanism

Yesterday saw the February meeting of Leeds Skeptics in the Pub. The talk was by Dr. Richard Parker re-working his The Unwoven Rainbow talk into more of a group discussion, introducing several topics and basically seeing where it went from there. It worked suprisingly well.

More importantly this month, Carpe were still serving food by the time I had got things sorted so I could also enjoy a Hunters Chicken (though I couldn’t decide if it should actually be called Hunter’s Chicken). Beer, chicken and good company, what more can a man ask for?

Dr Richard Parker Leeds Skeptics in the Pub Leeds Skeptics February meetup


Wednesday, February 11th, 2009 | Humanism, Life

Well that’s it, I’m now a card carrying Humanist.

On the plus side, it would seem people are fairly receptive to moving the HSoWY meetings to a different night so we can finally end the clashing between HSoWY and A-Soc.

Last night’s talk was by Rich on Neodarwinism which was interesting. Meanwhile Norm lead a group discussion on Darwin at A-Soc, both events seemed to go down fairly well. Afterwards we converged in The Terrace so it was all good.

While I’m on the topic, congratulations to John and Zoltan who have been elected onto the committee at the EGM.

Rich and Kate Chris Liz and John

Rich’s birthday

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008 | Events, Friends

So it turns out Rich has friends! We headed out for his official birthday gig on Saturday and went down to Mojo which was a little different to what I had expected. Not having been there before and it having come highly recommended I imagined it as a trendy bar with wide open spaces and a well lit atmosphere. Needless to say, I was wrong, very wrong. Not that I’m complaining – it is basically what Cockpit should be if they actually spent some money on it.

We also swung by North Bar, another bar which I had heard a lot about but never actually drank in. Service took a bit of time but they had an impressive range of beer so I guess they can be forgiven.

I also met one of Rich’s friends who used to be involved with the Christian Union while studying at the University of Leeds which was interesting. Quite an interesting insight into the rest of Rich’s life in general to be honest.

Human nature

Monday, September 29th, 2008 | Distractions, Reviews

As I said in the text message I sent, I feel Rich slightly oversold Human Nature.

It was a two part episode from the third series of the new Doctor Who and came highly recommended. Not that it wasn’t a good episode, it was very good indeed. I felt Blink was equally as good though. Still, perhaps it will take some time to see the real genius in it.

While I should probably be sleeping now, I am just polishing off the third series, ready to make a start on the forth series soon and then I will be all caught up and ready to discuss new episodes every Tuesday. Not that it is even on at the moment lol.

There’s a place off Ocean Avenue

Thursday, August 14th, 2008 | Distractions, Reviews

…where I used to sit and talk with you
we were both 16 and it felt so right
sleeping all day, staying up all night

Seriously, where have Yellowcard been all my live? Returning home from the pub on Sunday night Rich stuck Ocean Avenue on the stereo and since that I have fallen head over heals for them. If you like anything by Taking Back Sunday, Saves the Day or generally any punk revival they are well worth checking out.