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Attention all "Vegas Gathering" attendees!

It is time to go to "PLAN B". -Repeat- It is time to go to "PLAN B".

Due to an unfortunate set of circumstances, I am now forced to postpone my trip for approximately 17 days. Therefore it is imperative that everyone else rearrange their flights, hotel reservations, work schedules and overall itinerary to accomodate *ME*. (After all, isn't it all about *ME*? )

To those who cannot change their *arrival* dates: *I* have just booked my flight and will arrive on the 27th of October for an eight day stay. Please extend your stays accordingly.

To those who cannot extend their stays: Unacceptable! (You just haven't tried hard enough!)

To Patricia: See you when I get there. (BTW - Any chance of "losing" the "SO" before then? )

To all those who will not be meeting *ME* during this year's inaugural event: Start planning for the 2nd annual "TB Uncensored Get-Together" which is tentatively scheduled for October 13, 2001. With over a year's lead-time, there will be NO excuse to miss it!

And speaking of meeting this forum's personalities...

I don't think I'm outta line by reporting I made a run up to the heart of America's bible belt the other week and met with Flint who happens to live there. Helluva good guy with a beautiful wife who cooks a mean steak! Thanks again for a great time, Flint. I really enjoyed it.

OK... Once again all... Activate "PLAN B" immediately!!!

Thank you,

-- CD (, October 03, 2000


I see that this forum is becoming less and less of an anonymous virtual place and more and more of a living "community" of real people who know each other's names, have communicated directly by email, phone or who have met in person. How unlikely; how exciting.

-- Lars (, October 03, 2000.

How Scary!!

-- I (h@ve.spoken), October 03, 2000.

Consider it done, CD. Meet you at the fountains in front of Bellagio on October 32nd, say around 14 o'clock.

Anything for a chum...

-- Bingo1 (, October 03, 2000.

>> Meet you at the fountains in front of Bellagio on October 32nd, say around 14 o'clock. <<

How did the first line of 1984 go? Something like: `It was a bleak, gray October day and all the clocks were striking thirteen.'

-- Brian McLaughlin (, October 03, 2000.

"I have spoken"--

But you or anyone can remain anon. I have also posted anon. It has its pleasures. Personally, I like the idea that some are becoming known to each other. Wish I could go to LV.

-- Lars (, October 03, 2000.

I wish you could to, Lars.

-- Bingo1 (, October 03, 2000.

Pictures Bingo, pictures. And amusing, embarassing anecdotes. You must promise.

-- Lars (, October 03, 2000.

Next biz trip is to Charleston in March. Figgured on getting there a day early and driving up to meet & visit Old Git. Maybe Lilly and any others in the area. Other takers?

-- Carlos (, October 04, 2000.


Lilly lives in Texas now.

-- Anita (, October 04, 2000.


Lilly has returned to NC.

-- (Sheeple@Greener.Pastures), October 04, 2000.


I didn't know that. I saw her here in June. [I just can't keep up with everyone.]

-- Anita (, October 04, 2000.

CD, roger on going to Plan B (though we are also executing Plan A as, um, planned). Lucky for me I get to do both :-)

No-can-do on "losing the SO". Sorry ;-)

I wish Flint had been able to join us this weekend; but glad you got to meet him.

I suppose we should start planning for the 27th and beyond (what are you going to be for Halloween?!?!?). (BTW, you realize you *will* be required to relate the "never marry a cocktail waitress" story you alluded to once here. I *never* forget some things ;-))

I don't think we'll have to wait an entire year for another get- together. Some people were talking about an East Coast Thingee in the Spring; I'm game for that as well.

-- Patricia (, October 09, 2000.

Never marry a cocktail waitress? Oh I am just dying to hear that one.

-- cin (cin@=0.)), October 09, 2000.

Damn CD! Wish you could make it,guess you'll have to take up where we leave off; )

-- capnfun (, October 09, 2000.

East Coast Thingee in the Spring

Met with a few folks last summer at McSorley's Old Ale House (among other places - yes a pub crawl) in New York City. That was a blast!

Problem with NYC is the cost for lodging is astronomical (unless you have a brother across the river as I do). Perhaps Philly. I'm sure Unk couldn't refuse a Philly get together. It would be easy to get to for FS, Krit, Ken, myself, Sysman, Debra, Maria(?), Sumer, who else?

Then there's the lure of springtime in the Deep South. We may have to meet down there to get Flint involved. Quite a few folks there I'd like to meet. Too numerous to name.

Perhaps a cruise in the Fall? There are tremendous bargains to be had during hurricane season in the Carribean - for good reason. Hmmmm...

-- Bingo1 (, October 09, 2000.

To all that gather in Vegas:

Still not sure if I'll be able to attend. Please know that if I cannot attend, that I'll tip a glass of wine to you on Saturday evening. Enjoy yourself and try to leave Vegas standing.

-- (Sheeple@Greener.Pastures), October 09, 2000.

Me, too, cin; I have had that one filed away for quite some time :-) cin, will you be here?

Bingo, McSorley's used to be a "haunt" of mine many (many!) moons ago. Last time I was there was about 1995 -- a bunch of us from work dragged a guy who had just turned 21 for a night on the town (yes, we had to "drag" him, and I'll be damned if any of US could remember being 21).

Hey, I can stay with my brother in Brooklyn, so even NYC is OK by me. But I think people mentioned something about the Boston area; not sure. I also think the Spring is much better than the Fall. JMHO. My suggestion would be New Orleans for the French Quarter Festival (usually the second weekend in April -- just before it gets unbearably hot and humid). It's a celebration (almost all free) of the local music and the local food. There are bands on every corner (more than usual!) and Jackson Square is turned into the World's Largest Jazz Brunch, with most of the restaurants offering $3-$5 portions of their "signature dishes" and bands playing continuously from 10 AM through to around 10 PM. It's a blast.

capn, you can always come back at the end of the month, ya know :-)

LOL -- Sheeple, do you mean that we should leave the city standing (as in, "not destroy it") or when we leave the city, WE should be standing (as in, "not destroy ourselves")? It would be great if you could be here :-)

To all attendees: I have emailed the details of Saturday night's dinner to those of whom I was aware. If you didn't get that email, please drop me a line at this email address here and I'll send it right off to you.

-- Patricia (, October 09, 2000.

Hey Patricia,

Still not sure about the trip; am waiting for schedule to be posted, as they like to give us a whole one or two day's notice. Also, I need to scrounge up enough change around here for gas and hotel and food, etc. Time to check the couch cushions, lol.

BTW...If I do get there, how will I ever find anyone?

-- cin (cin@=0.)), October 09, 2000.

Well have fun in LV. During that time I will be at work in rural Tennessee. Horse production and that sort of stuff. Nice farms. Now don't get jealous. :^) You hear.

Best wishes,,,,


-- Z1X4Y7 (, October 09, 2000.

cin, if you like, you can either email me or Bingo for the "schedule as of today". We're just working on a place to meet Friday evening (where we can then discuss Saturday - day); nothing concrete just yet.

-- Patricia (, October 09, 2000.

Z, I have to say that when I drove from NYC to here back at the end of February, my route took me through Tennessee. I couldn't believe how beautiful that state is; a veritable gem. Didn't get to spend any time there, but wish I had.

-- Patricia (, October 09, 2000.


At that time, I will be in the part of Tennessee where they raise Walking Horses. South of NSville towards the southern border. I agree with you about Tennessee.

Actually, I have found most of the states to be great. One advantage I have is that when I have to travel to these places there is always a local to give you a guided tour. Now!!! You should see spring in the sand hills of Nebraska.

Best wishes,,,,


-- Z1X4Y7 (, October 09, 2000.

Hey, I want Z's job =)

-- cin (cin@=0.)), October 09, 2000.


Sorry I'll be out of town,Nashville's not that far,wouldv'e been more than happy to have met for dinner either here or down that way.Maybe next time.

-- capnfun (, October 09, 2000.

Hey Bingo!

I'd be up for any of your aforementioned jaunts! Just clue me in. The most interesting, to me, would be the cruise. An incredibly sensitive expereincem if done well. Keep me posted if you will....

-- Aunt Bee (, October 09, 2000.

Thanks Cap:

I usually need to go there every year in Oct. Maybe next year we can share a few drinks and some good food.

Best wishes,,,,


-- Z1X4Y7 (, October 09, 2000.

Boston works. Commonwealth Brewery - in the basement - is a comfortable place with fine microbrew close to the old Boston Garden. There's an archived thread in which Frank asked for recommendations regarding Boston. If I remember, Z has a good knowledge of the city.

Personally, Montreal is a finer city by far. The Metro is spotless, with soothing music piped into some stations. The exchange rate makes it a bargain. They sell some pharmacueticals over the counter up there that require prescription in the U.S.A. Or so I'm told (wink). There's a few sites which are must visits, including Basilica du Notre Dame and a religious place up on Mont of which I can never remember the name. Great views. The Philadelphia Flyers ALWAYS beat the Canadiens in their own building. OK, maybe not a fact which would draw most of you up there. :)

Seattle is a city I would love to return to. A co-worker showed me some pics she snapped of Pike's Market. Man, I loved that place in the early morning. A great city for microbrews, healthy eating, gorgeous views and nature's green, green, green! There were several folks from old TB2000 living up that way. Perhaps we could interest them in a meet and greet.

The wife loves New Orleans. I've never been. For some reason I have this nasty vibe about the place. Dirty, rank, excess, jail awaits, one level closer to hell. Strange how one comes up with these things.


-- Bingo1 (, October 10, 2000.


A co-worker showed me some pics she snapped of Pike's Market. Man, I loved that place in the early morning.

Better hurry. I just got back from there, and there was serious talk about tearing the market down. Don't remember the details. My last memories of Seattle are always Gawd, I survived I-5 traffic to the airport one more time :^) Everyone should drive 520 from the eastside during rush one time. Just for the experience.

Best wishes,,,


-- Z1X4Y7 (, October 10, 2000.

That would be a crime, Z. Not the 1st time the old place has been on the chopping block.

My remembrances of Pike's: the fresh flowers, the fresher blackberries of which I brought home several quarts for the wife, the view out over the sound, the espresso, the nooks and crannies of the place, the gooeyducks (sp).

-- Bingo1 (, October 10, 2000.

Weather Alert for the Upcoming Weekend: The evenings are going to be in the 40s, so you might want to consider a jacket (unless, of course, this doesn't bother you). Here's the latest from The Weather Channel online.

-- Patricia (, October 10, 2000.

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