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Prince Aries
post Jul 13 2004, 06:15 PM
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So. Some of us couldn't make it to the WC Meet. When I thought about a few of the people who had WANTED to go, but couldn't, I realized something.

A good portion of us were from Central US and Canada.

So you know what that means, children?

How do we feel about a Central US/Canada Matazone Meet? This is an idea my slave *cough* e-husband Tigersong and I have formulated. I mean, it just makes sense. Anyone remotely NEAR these areas who might be interested, throw your thoughts here into this thread. It's definitely something worth thinking about no?

Plus, maybe I could *FINALLY* meet some of you people! (On a side note, I find it sad that I live so close to Missy and have yet to go down there and harass her.....terribly sad, isn't it? I'm coming for you Missy! biggrin.gif)

Anyway, thoughts, comments, perversions, whatever. Here. Type. Now.


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post Jul 13 2004, 06:18 PM
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Nevermind the East Coast... dry.gif


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post Jul 13 2004, 06:19 PM
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I think this is a most excellent idea and could be a lot of fun and yeah.

Scary thing is, one yahoo VC it seemed as though my wedding was going to turn into a meet... biggrin.gif

So yeah, and stuff. We should do it. It would be cool and fun and stuff.


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post Jul 13 2004, 06:23 PM
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I am pretty far down the east coast... but if it was within a 12-18 hour drive.. I might be up for a road trip...


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post Jul 13 2004, 06:24 PM
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they have these things called planes, rave...
you know, that thing you figured out how to conquer?
i'm game!


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post Jul 13 2004, 06:29 PM
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QUOTE (karismaklysm @ Jul 13 2004, 03:24 PM)
they have these things called planes, rave...
you know, that thing you figured out how to conquer?
i'm game!

tongue.gif true but karisma they cost this stuff called money.. and if you are going to quit your job and become a dirty hippy we can't afford to fly.. but we can drive for a 100 bucks.. but if we can get cheap airfair I am game for flying.. *in old woman voice* as long as I have meds biggrin.gif


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post Jul 13 2004, 06:33 PM
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I'm pretty sure South West will fly you anywhere for $49.99 or something. I shall check.


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I guess nothing for your purposes. Nevermind.


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post Jul 13 2004, 06:36 PM
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where are you thinking about having it??


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post Jul 13 2004, 06:42 PM
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I probably wouldn't be able to go, seeing as I am but a squee little child...but you never know. I live in the Midwest US... but perhaps if I raised my own money, my dad would think about it. If it weren't too far away my family could check into a hotel somewheres. Probably not though sad.gif But it is a good idea.


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post Jul 13 2004, 06:50 PM
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I think it's important to try and find a location central for all. However, me and another forumite (or ex-forumite rather since her computer committed suicide) live in the same apartment building. There's two of us right here! laugh.gif

But those who are really interested can certainly discuss this at length.

Any ideas or suggestions, fire away.


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post Jul 13 2004, 07:00 PM
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Hmm, I'm going to be in Minnesota mid-August-ish. Someone could come and abduct me. I wouldn't mind...

*Isn't bitter or anything because of her age or the fact that she'll never meet anyone from these forums* *Not bitter at all* *Maybe* *Just a little*


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post Jul 13 2004, 07:09 PM
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QUOTE (Prince Aries @ Jul 13 2004, 01:15 PM)
(On a side note, I find it sad that I live so close to Missy and have yet to go down there and harass her.....terribly sad, isn't it? I'm coming for you Missy! biggrin.gif)

I'm still mad at you for not coming to see me. *poutation*

Yes, we need a meet. It's going to happen. Teh Soonar, Teh Bettar. I'd suggest sometime this winter, but we all know how frikin cold it gets in this part of the country, urgh... still. I am SO THERE. I promise, as long as I'm given plenty of forewarning and can get to an airport (not really a problem) and afford cheap Southwest Airlines fare (again, not really so much a problem anymore), a central US meet sounds like good fun. Besides, if I'm ever gonna punish Aries-dearest (read: spankings!) for not coming to see me at school, I'm going to have to see him in person, right? Right.

Geoff, I want to see you there. Seriously. I don't know who all is regional and free to wander on weekends, but I imagine we could manage to find at least as many as the WC-ers did. And Rave and Karis, COME SEE US YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO biggrin.gif

For those complaining about the regional-ness of the US meets... I'm sorry, but we do live in a pretty darn big country, it's not as if we can all take trains and meet up somewhere in less than ten hours. Splitting the country is probably the best solution, really, especially for those on limited budgets. Besides, they're not exclusive or anything, I know I'd love for west/east/brit coasters to show up if possible.

HINT HINT PLEASE COME I'LL MAKE IT WORTH YOUR WHILE. wink.gif You know I will.

Dude, Aries, see if you can catch me online sometime soon, we must do this, I will help you plan.
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post Jul 13 2004, 07:12 PM
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You're on, Missy. Too bad we're missing our Third member of the Angels. Teh True Fun, right there. Anyway, you kids spew forth ideas, I'm going to work for a few hours. Catch you all later.

Missy - You should still have my number, so use it, your verbally abusing wench. happy.gif


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post Jul 13 2004, 07:22 PM
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Okay.. how about the Chicago IL area? it is a pretty big city.. it is pretty central.. It is close to Canada..


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post Jul 13 2004, 07:42 PM
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QUOTE (ravein @ Jul 13 2004, 02:22 PM)
Okay.. how about the Chicago IL area? it is a pretty big city.. it is pretty central.. It is close to Canada..

That was the first city I thought of, too... but of course anyone NOT from the Midwest US thinks Chicago is the only city out here. *laughs* If you mean central to both the East and the Central US, then yes, it's probably our best bet, and Chicago's supposedly a pretty cool city. I don't think any of us live especially close to there, though, so we'd be basing most-to-all of our information off of tourist-y travel stuff. Which is fine, if that's what people want to do. It's at least a pretty central city as far as airports are concerned, so finding flights in-and-out won't be bad, though the airport itself is supposed to be a real biotch to navigate, and I'm going to guess that we're mostly going to have to meet up there, since no-one under 21 can rent a car by themselves to go anywhere else.

I'm going to throw out Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; St. Louis, Missouri; and Omaha, Nebraska as other ideas as well. They're a bit more central-US than Chicago but I thought we might at least want some more options.
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post Jul 13 2004, 07:48 PM
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true.. well who is in this area that would want to host us?? As far as a rental.. dont worry I can get the rental car. I will work out flying in early so I can get it. But if you guys throw up in the rental it is on son biggrin.gif


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post Jul 13 2004, 07:57 PM
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QUOTE (ravein @ Jul 13 2004, 02:48 PM)
true.. well who is in this area that would want to host us??

Yeah, that's my question.

I can't, considering the university life that I'll be bound to at the time. And I know Aries would but he's in Iowa. And Aries, dear-heart, I'm not going to Iowa for a meet. That would just be too lame. "Let me take you on the tour! Okay, if you look out to your left there's a cornfield! And just past this is... another cornfield! How about that folks, who would have thought that? Ahaha... *uneasy laugh* On your right is... a pasture... um... with... cows..." laugh.gif

I have no idea about who else lives around here, whether they're old enough to really be useful in actual planning (hotels just LOVE age-limits), and whether they'd even WANT to. Maybe we would be better off just meeting up somewhere, although the sheer disorganization of that frightens me a bit. I'm sure we'll work it out.
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!!!!!

*lives an hour away from Chicago*

If you have plane worries, O'Hare is a huge airport with adjoining rental car physicilities. *wonders about hotel rooms* If anyone has any questions, ask. However, I'm fully aware that Chicago is just a possibility, but I'm here to help happy.gif anyway, the idea of someone as young as me going off with a bunch of young adults/adults probably wouldn't hold water anyway rolleyes.gif


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I'm all the way out in Arizona....*bitter grumble* dry.gif so no one'll wanna come here...

But just in case, my background's like an amusement park and my mom owes me a party! *hopeful* rolleyes.gif And well there's lotsa fun stuff out here..but yes...don't mind the loner sad.gif


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Lorax, don't you complain mad.gif Arizona is WC... you missed your chance.

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post Jul 13 2004, 10:25 PM
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You know what, kids? Cool your heads about not seeing people, it's not the end of the world, and many of us have gone a year or more without ever meeting any other forumites. So chill, kay? Besides, there were parents who trekked out to the WC meet, maybe yours would too. Never know until you ask, hmm? Right then.

I thought this website was hilariously appropriate, considering the URL:
http://www.meetinchicago.com/
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post Jul 13 2004, 10:39 PM
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Sarah and I were just talking about his... about the whole parents thing. The conversation would go something like:

"Hey, Ma, I want to take a plane to Chicago so I can see some people I met over the internet. They're all older than me, and some may call them eccentric. Do you mind?"

Mom laughs at me.

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I won't commit to anything until.. like. I know about what month it'll be... I'll have a car in October, dry.gif which is a long ways away... why can't we have an East Coast Meet.. say in.. wonderful beachy Florida? But uhh yeah, depending on the month, depends on if I'll go...'cause..I'll have no one to take me. Unless I want my boyfriendtaking me and seeing how weird I actually am. laugh.gif Oh and ARC, if we talk on the phone enough, maybe your mom will start to trust me and I can be your chaperone!! biggrin.gif Sakura's mom wants me to come and visit and I've never met her. ph34r.gif

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Wow. Like, seriously.

I would love to meet Missy and Aries and and and and.... I think this is a goodish idea muchly. Chicago sounds like an interesting idea... it would be interesting, with no host. I'm thinking Lo did a bang-up job with planning and hosting and such.

*bounces*

(Of course, I'm a cheapskate and the cost may be quite frightening to my budget. Mostly because I'm getting married in a year (*ouch*) and also my love is going to live half-way across the country starting in the fall. Plane tickets to Ottawa and such are bloody expensive.)

But let's start looking at options anyway.


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Geoff. Hon. If the choice is between us or your wedding, I mean, the choice is pretty obvious.

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We're quite obviously the better choice. Duh. What are you thinking?!?! laugh.gif
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