Good news, bad news...

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by Tony-S, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. Tony-S

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    The good news: :D

    The following arrived at my home in Colorado:

    Ilford Pan F+ 120 (5 rolls)
    Ilford Delta 100 120 (5 rolls)
    Ilford Delta 400 120 (3 rolls)
    Ilford Delta 100 4x5" x 25 sheets
    Perceptol 3x1L
    Arista Stop bath
    Ilford Rapid Fixer
    Kodak Photo Flo 200​

    The bad news: I'm in Sofia, Bulgaria* :sad:

    *Alright, I have to admit that Sofia is a very lovely city. In fact, I just had two Guinness beers at the Fox and Hound pub tonight, which is Guinness' 250 year anniversary. Not bad, not bad at all. I think the film can wait.

    Cheers.
     
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    Lucky you, not having to play with all those stinky chemicals. Hope you have some film with you!
     
  3. Christopher Walrath

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    Sounds like a fair trade, more or less. Tip one for me, will ya.
     
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    All you're doing is trading one form of chemistry for another :D
     
  5. RalphLambrecht

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    Your location tag doesn't reveal it, but whoever goes to Sofia, Bulgaria and is adventureless enough to drink Guinness in the 'Fox and Hound', instead of enjoying the local brews must be a Brit! Unbelievable.
     
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    Well, maybe he prefers a "slow working developer" :tongue:
     
  7. Sirius Glass

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    Ralph,

    With reference to another thread, I am not drinking Guinness. :wink:

    Steve
     
  8. Ian Grant

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    I don't think I'd go to Sofia to drink ground charcoal :D

    There should be some very good local Bulgarian wines or is it just us Brit's who buy them ?

    Ian
     
  9. RalphLambrecht

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    Are you sirius?
     
  10. RalphLambrecht

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    Yes, you do. Then you leave the store while saying (instead of thinking) 'look how cheap it is', not realizing that they raise the price as you leave, and the locals hate you for it. You did it in Spain. You did it in Portugal, France, CZ... You will do it in Bulgaria too, I'm sure.

    I hate Guinness, but I love English ales, and the Bitters and...

    Well, you can't be all bad. People who make good beer are good people!
     
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    And hopefully good photographic materials well into the future.

    Tom
     
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    Exactly! Is that why some people call developers 'brews'?
     
  13. Ian Grant

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    Did you know I'm a brewer . . . . . . . :D All photographers should be :smile:

    When outside the UK, I eat & drink in the non tourist places with the locals. Better food, cheaper prices and much more fun. Oh and ravish the local women :D (OK just the one and she is my wife :smile: )

    As a British ex pat I can honestly say I've never drunk any British beers outside the UK, despite really missing them.

    Ian
     
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    Good man! I knew there was a reason I liked you.
     
  16. Martin Aislabie

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    I've noticed this is really true in Spain :sad:

    We Brits seem to want sub standard food and then pay extra for the privilege, when we are abroad

    Weird :confused:

    Martin
     
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    Yes.

    I used to like Guinness, but I no longer like the Stout.

    When I travel, it try the local beers and wines.

    Steve
     
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    There is a delicious irony in a German offering advice on how to behave correctly when entering another European country...

    :wink:
     
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    Oh, no - I'm a Yank. I had plenty of Bulgarian beer while there. The Guinness was for nostalgia. After all, those 250 year anniversaries only come around once!
     
  20. RalphLambrecht

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    Do you care to elaborate?
     
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    I wonder if Hungarian Borostyán is available in Bulgaria. For a Eastern European beer, its surprisingly easy to drink, and a lot better tasting than a lot of German and Austrian lagers that taste like biting onto tinfoil
     
  22. RalphLambrecht

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    Perfect! So, which was the best one?
     
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    I'm sorry, did I disturb your thread? I should have noticed your towel on it...


    Or in other words, I was of course merely alluding to the (well deserved, in my experience) reputation of German tourists as the most overbearing, arrogant, rude and tight-as-a-gnat's-chuff you're likely to find, and suggesting that people in glass houses might be well advised to lay off the slingshot.
     
  24. RalphLambrecht

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    This reply does not deserve an answer.
     
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    Perhaps Mr. Walls didn't get his bourbon today.
     
  26. Sirius Glass

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    Gee, I though it was because he was not breast fed!

    Steve