2014 Meet-up: Frankly, I'd Rather Be in Philadelphia May 16-18

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Postby Danraft » Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:03 pm

As a Lurker, but one who laughs at least once a day from some dry witty comment, which is more enjoyable because I live in Texas and am surrounded by peeps who tend to be way to far right to make jokes with---I would love to be there. It's economics and I have to have a great end of Winter early in cash flow to make it doable. But, it may be a time to do some Spring whitewater rafting in panhandle Maryland on the Upper Yock or Cheat Rivers. It would be a blast. Hmmm... maybe we could follow it up with some cold water fun??? No commitments. I do think a Murder Mystery Dinner with the entertaining troupe playing Taitz, and other assorted characters would be a hoot.

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Postby Jocelyn9596 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:36 pm

I'm as definite as I can be this far ahead of time but I don't anticipate anything changing. Now does this mean I can haz code to super sekrit clubhouse? :(( Please!!

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Postby Whatever4 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:25 pm

I'm as definite as I can be this far ahead of time but I don't anticipate anything changing. Now does this mean I can haz code to super sekrit clubhouse? :(( Please!!

We gotz Holiday coookies in da sekrit clubhouse!

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Postby Emma » Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:27 pm

[link]The Mütter Museum,http://www.collegeofphysicians.org/mutter-museum/[/link] - "it's really gross"

Now you KNOW I would just have to click that link.

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Postby Whatever4 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:40 pm

[link]The Mütter Museum,http://www.collegeofphysicians.org/mutter-museum/[/link] - "it's really gross"

Now you KNOW I would just have to click that link.

Nope, I've heard of the Mutter Museum. Not clicking that link. No how, no way. [-X [-(

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Postby Emma » Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:47 pm

Nope, I've heard of the Mutter Museum. Not clicking that link. No how, no way. [-X [-(

lolWhenever I'd get a hold of food or drink that was particularly nasty, I'd call my kids over with "Hey try this! It's disgusting!"And they would. Then complain about me *making* them try it. But they continued to go for it every time. Now my daughter does the same thing to her boyfriend (my grandson has the good sense to refuse LOL).

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Postby xKat » Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:47 pm

[link]The Mütter Museum,http://www.collegeofphysicians.org/mutter-museum/[/link] - "it's really gross"

Now you KNOW I would just have to click that link.

Nope, I've heard of the Mutter Museum. Not clicking that link. No how, no way. [-X [-(

I may have said this before, but I spent several weeks after graduating from law school at the College of Physicians (where the Mutter Museum is located) taking my bar review class. Only once did we venture into the museum area. I also attended a wedding reception there (for a law school classmate). It is really a lovely building, but some of the exhibits are not quite as pleasant.

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Postby DrConspiracy » Wed Dec 25, 2013 10:24 pm

Here's the thing about meetups:'Course, as far as meals go, it will be hard to top the Saturday night feast we had near FEMA Camp 17. That one was AWESOME. ...

It's a crying shame that my 2nd favorite restaurant in the world was in Philadelphia, and it's closed--The Striped Bass.If memory serves me right, Iron Chef Morimoto's restaurant is in Philly.

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Postby DrConspiracy » Wed Dec 25, 2013 10:38 pm

Where is this super sekrit forum?

It's super sekrit. You can't see it unless you're coming to the meetup. Are you going to join us?

Pls put me in the super sekrit forum. Looking good to attend.

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Postby kate520 » Wed Dec 25, 2013 10:43 pm

Will Mrs. C be with you? {SMILIES_PATH}/pray.gif

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Postby Vice President Maru » Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:52 am

Too bad the meetup isn't in DC. We could go see the million who-evers Col Riley is planning on having overthrow the government. I have it on good authority that Tracy Fair is in charge of video.

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Postby kate520 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:10 pm

Day trip!!

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Postby Yoda » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:11 am

Nope, I've heard of the Mutter Museum. Not clicking that link. No how, no way. [-X [-(I may have said this before, but I spent several weeks after graduating from law school at the College of Physicians (where the Mutter Museum is located) taking my bar review class. Only once did we venture into the museum area. I also attended a wedding reception there (for a law school classmate). It is really a lovely building, but some of the exhibits are not quite as pleasant.I was at a wedding reception there too, for a co-worker, an attorney named Susan.

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Postby Yoda » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:16 am

I can make it that weekend. Count me in.

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Postby Foggy » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:46 am

You're in!
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Postby kate520 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:52 am

Happy I am!

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Postby Foggy » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:07 am

Just got off the phone with Res Ipsa.He's in, too. ;;)
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Postby magdalen77 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:57 pm

Just got off the phone with Res Ipsa.He's in, too. ;;)

Yeah, there's gonna to be hundreds* of Obots in Philly in May!!!*Hey, if the birfers can call 13 to 22 people "millions", we can call 30-something Obots "hundreds".

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Postby Yoda » Fri May 16, 2014 3:05 pm

Here's the thing about meetups:Mostly we just sit around and talk to each other. We could meet in a Denny's in East Armpit, NJ, and we'd have a wonderful time, as long as we all got to sit at the same table.'Course, as far as meals go, it will be hard to top the Saturday night feast we had near FEMA Camp 17. That one was AWESOME. In Phoenix, at the first meetup we had, on Sunday morning we sat down to breakfast and we didn't get up again until after lunch. Yap, yap, yap, yap. I'll never forget how wonderful of a weekend that was. We also ate at two other restaurants and drank beer at an English pub.The time people spend sightseeing or shopping or whatever cuts into the time we spend together as a group just yappin' and getting to know each other. Just my $.02. I think the key to a great meetup is restaurants where we can spend hours in conversation. OK, maybe a little nicer than a Denny's in East Armpit, but you know what I mean.

You can't go wrong with either Philadelphia or Chicago for great food. The Italian Market in Philly is a great place with out of this world deli's and nearby is the home of the famous Pat's Cheese Steaks! There are plenty of mid to upper-scale restaurants for dinners, too. Overall, room rates are a bit less expensive in Phila than in Chicago in my experience, although I haven't checked them recently. I'll be happy to do the research on hotel rooms for either place if you want to compare prices or if you've decided on Philly, that will be my goal. I know where to stay that's in nice areas and within easy walking distance of many places of interest having grown up in nearby Villanova. Just let me know if I can be of any help :mrgreen:

Also, the land of Tastykakes!!!BTW Pat's is better than Geno's, but IMHO Jim's has the best cheesesteaks.

Don't forget Tony Luke's and IMHO the best Philadelphia sandwich is the Italian Roast Pork from DiNic's in the Reading Terminal Market.

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Postby Dr. Kenneth Noisewater » Fri May 16, 2014 3:41 pm

stuck in traffic on the way to the gw might not be here until around six

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Postby Slartibartfast » Fri May 16, 2014 3:50 pm

stuck in traffic on the way to the gw might not be here until around six

Maybenaut and I are holding down the fort at the hotel (Foggy and Volkonski are stuck in traffic as well). Call or text me at [[link]phone number on secret thread,http://www.thefogbow.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=117&t=10868&p=610972#p610972[/link]] when you get in.

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Postby RTH10260 » Fri May 16, 2014 9:29 pm

stuck in traffic on the way to the gw might not be here until around six

Maybenaut and I are holding down the fort at the hotel (Foggy and Volkonski are stuck in traffic as well). Call or text me at [[link]phone number on secret thread,http://www.thefogbow.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=117&t=10868&p=610972#p610972[/link]] when you get in.

Millions on their way to DC? =))

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Postby Slartibartfast » Sat May 17, 2014 12:22 am

stuck in traffic on the way to the gw might not be here until around six

Maybenaut and I are holding down the fort at the hotel (Foggy and Volkonski are stuck in traffic as well). Call or text me at [[link]phone number on secret thread,http://www.thefogbow.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=117&t=10868&p=610972#p610972[/link]] when you get in.

Millions on their way to DC? =))

OD stopped by the mall on her way here and said there were several usurperthons* of birthers there, so I'm sure they were the cause of traffic jams from DC to New York... :mrgreen: [sekrit]* 1 usurperthon=3 birthers[/sekrit]



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