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June 10th, 2008
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Lovely dinner with wildeabandon and Roz last night, which made me glad that I'd gone to the effort of interrogating 6 different train staff / train geeks until one of them gave me the answer I wanted about how to get from Newcastle to London on an Newcastle to Coventry ticket.

Newcastle was fabulous, and has SEVEN bridges! SEVEN! I went over one in a train and walked over 3 and a half, but am still missing the metro bridge and the elegant but slightly souless concrete bridge. Next time. Given I only had about 40 minutes to See Newcastle I think bagseying 5 is good enough. I also got to see this bridge do this [worlds first tilting bridge squee!] but only out of the office window and after outing myself as a crazy bridge stalker to all the important people we were meeting. Worth it though.

What philosophy do you follow? (v1.03)
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You scored as Existentialism

Your life is guided by the concept of Existentialism: You choose the meaning and purpose of your life.

“Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.”

“It is up to you to give [life] a meaning.”

--Jean-Paul Sartre

“It is man's natural sickness to believe that he possesses the Truth.”

--Blaise Pascal

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Date:June 10th, 2008 10:08 am (UTC)
Newcastle is in many ways a very attractive city - a more varied version of the New Town in Edinburgh.

And the bridges are extremely cool, as is the Sage (the colossal glass slug crawling over the Gateshead bank, by the Tyne bridge).

You should go and see the new bridge in cam the next time you're here - it's a little like a chunkier baby version of the Millennium Bridge in Newcastle.
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Date:June 10th, 2008 11:13 am (UTC)
/me is a Nihilist according to this quiz. Being a nihilist is hard work though (mentally speaking), I don't think I'm very good at it. And then Utilitarianism which is less mental work but more actual effort to implement in real life.
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Date:June 10th, 2008 12:37 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you liked Newcastle - my neck of the woods (I'm from Durham and went to school in Newcastle). It's well-stocked for bridges, certainly! Every time I go back home, Newcastle always seems more vibrant and bustling; it's come a long way since the 1980s.
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Date:June 10th, 2008 12:41 pm (UTC)
P.S. Existentialism here, too, followed by hedonism. But just because it feels good, doesn't make it right.
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Date:June 10th, 2008 04:46 pm (UTC)
I went to Newcastle, but it seemed to me there were fewer bridges than in London, so I came back.
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Date:June 10th, 2008 08:54 pm (UTC)
But more than Jersey, yes? Anyway, coming back is obviously the right answer. Please do it soon *hugs*
Date:June 10th, 2008 11:55 pm (UTC)
I'm apparently a hedonist, but I'm sure they're supposed to have more fun than I do!

(S) (unimpressed by the quiz insisting on an answer to questions about "my religion")
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Date:June 11th, 2008 10:40 am (UTC)
Seven? Rubbish. Belfast has at least eight, depending on whether you count the railway bridge as well. :-)
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