Re: Unfoggedydodocon

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Yay! Thanks for all your work on this, heebie.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01-20-13 8:30 PM
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I echo 1.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 01-20-13 8:35 PM
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The home owner has 24 hours to decline my offer, but I submitted my credit card info and everything. So there's an outside chance the VRBO listing could change, if that happens.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 01-20-13 8:38 PM
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Yippie! Thank you!


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 01-20-13 8:38 PM
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Too bad for me, but thank you for doing all this work!


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 01-20-13 8:49 PM
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Woo!


Posted by: Benquo | Link to this comment | 01-20-13 8:50 PM
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Since we're in the DC area bonsaisue and I plan to attend.


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 01-20-13 8:54 PM
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Seconding 5.


Posted by: Mr. Blandings | Link to this comment | 01-20-13 8:55 PM
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Woo! Thanks for all the work you've done on this, h-g.

So the plan is, we all meet up at the Rolling Thunder thingie and have a "Four Dead in Ohio" dance-off?


Posted by: Bave | Link to this comment | 01-20-13 8:56 PM
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You should have weighted the responses by how fun the respondent was.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 01-20-13 8:56 PM
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I'd like to second 8.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-20-13 8:58 PM
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Ooh. DC area is good, since my parents are there, but Memorial Day weekend competes with my wife's major annual event. We'll see how this shakes out.


Posted by: Nathan Williams | Link to this comment | 01-20-13 9:45 PM
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God damn it I don't even see my actual vote of Palm Springs or my telepathic write in of the Wacken Open Air Festival listed. I demand a recount.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 01-20-13 9:55 PM
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I said I would attend a meet-up in Labs' colon, but apparently that didn't register either.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 01-20-13 10:00 PM
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13: You're not satisfied that we're following your serious advice?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01-20-13 11:10 PM
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DC makes sense, but really Palm Springs or Wacken would have been the tits.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 01-20-13 11:22 PM
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What happened to the entry where people indicated how much utility they would enjoy by attending the meetup? A blip in the mouse orgasms could swing it for PGH.


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 01-21-13 1:31 AM
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There have been plenty of opportunities to comment on how the survey should be structured. What's done is done.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01-21-13 1:34 AM
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Thanks, heebie!

(But I probably won't know if I can make it until May.)


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 01-21-13 1:44 AM
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Well, you'll be a lot closer then than you are now.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01-21-13 1:45 AM
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In addition to the WMYBSALBism of 17, allow me to append the general sentiment of 5-8-11.

(originally had it as "LBism" but that would be confusing.)


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 01-21-13 1:49 AM
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Is this the thread where we ignore all the previous work and start hashing out whether Unfoggedydodecacon should be in Palm Springs vs Portland, possibly on Memorial Day Weekend?

I say Portland. Though the sex grotto is tempting.

Somebody should set up a survey or something.


Posted by: wink ;) | Link to this comment | 01-21-13 3:43 AM
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My sisters appear to be changing their minds about which weekend they want to descend on me, so I may be able to come after all.

Ima going try to hammer this out.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 01-21-13 8:08 AM
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Hey, great!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 01-21-13 8:18 AM
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I'm sad it's not Pittsburgh or Baltimore since they'd be so much less expensive, and I've never been to either, but the vote's been taken.

And thank you for all your hard work, heebie.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 01-21-13 6:27 PM
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Yay! I am so there!


Posted by: J, Robot | Link to this comment | 01-21-13 6:29 PM
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Hoping /planning to attend with ms bill. Thanks Heebie!


Posted by: bill | Link to this comment | 01-21-13 6:47 PM
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heebs, you are awesome for having done the work on this.

On logistics:

I assume the big party will be Saturday night? M/tch and I will be available during the day for grocery shopping and set up.

We should set up a Paypal account so people can kick in for the cost of the rental, food, and booze. I know the trip itself is going to be a big expense for a lot of people, and it should definitely be sliding scale. Maybe someone can come up with a back-of-the-envelope budget so we can determine a suggested contribution?

I'll definitely kick in a higher amount. (Though how much higher depends on whether I get the far less lucrative but far preferable job I'm hoping for.)

I'll volunteer to put together some ideas for other get-togethers over the weekend.

What's the best way for us to keep track of things? Something like Google Docs but that doesn't require everyone to have gmail?


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 01-21-13 7:53 PM
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Prairie Home Companion is at Wolf Trap on Friday night and Sat night every year that weekend. Sure, it is cheesy. But fun.

I will have my daughter but we are coming up for at least some of the day stuff.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 01-21-13 8:02 PM
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This is a pretty straightforward way to keep track of stuff--just a shared text file, with colored text to track who wrote what. Plus, I'm sure the name will annoy Halford.


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 01-21-13 8:23 PM
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I set the license to proprietary, because irony.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-21-13 9:54 PM
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I plan to be there, and I plan to drive. If anyone from the NYC area wants to drive down with me, please email me at /c/oran@g/ail.com, where the '/' stands for the letter 'm'.


Posted by: Mary Catherine | Link to this comment | 01-21-13 10:10 PM
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set up a Paypal account

This is a good idea. It may be that relatively well-heeled commenters who have no plans to be there would like to subsidize part of the trip for less affluent commenters. Not me, mind you, but maybe Halford.


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 01-21-13 10:19 PM
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It's okay, VW. We know that budget cuts have left UC professors exceptionally un-affluent.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01-21-13 10:22 PM
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The PiratePad thing seems pretty useful.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01-22-13 12:22 AM
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There will be a paypal account. There will also be a forthcoming thread on various things like: how many people want to stay onsite? Is there interest in setting up a group baby-sitter? Etc.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 01-22-13 7:33 AM
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This is tempting.


Posted by: dagger aleph | Link to this comment | 01-22-13 9:34 AM
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Are there folks in D.C. who can offer a bed or couch? (Or have a friend who can offer a bed or couch?) Please post at the link in 30.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 01-22-13 9:35 AM
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ا!


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 01-22-13 9:38 AM
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Dagger aleph!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 01-22-13 10:53 AM
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Or are friends with a bed, or couch? Because that's weird, but also cute, and maybe somebody would make a documentary.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-22-13 11:01 AM
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I am fond of a jug. Does that count?


Posted by: Epictetus | Link to this comment | 01-22-13 11:08 AM
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Thanks for putting all this together, Heebie. Glad DC won, albeit mostly for selfish reasons. Sorry to all the losers. Wait, there must be a better way to say that.

38: Probably. Maybe even two, if we ever manage to find the pump for our air mattress, but very probably at least one place to sleep. I'll add a note to that effect at the link in 30 after I (a) check to make sure, and (b) get home tonight, because the link in 30 isn't working for me. Stupid work filters, keeping me from some kinds of time-wasting but not others...


Posted by: Cyrus | Link to this comment | 01-22-13 11:20 AM
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Nosflow and Heebie!


Posted by: dagger aleph | Link to this comment | 01-22-13 11:21 AM
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I can offer a room, or more exactly a mattress in a (nice) basement, with own bathroom. Could fit a couple not experiencing any problems with the relationship.


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 01-22-13 11:25 AM
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I can offer a room, or more exactly a mattress in a (nice) basement, with own bathroom. Could fit a couple not experiencing any problems with the relationship.


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 01-22-13 11:25 AM
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One room, two posts.


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 01-22-13 11:25 AM
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40: Thanks for making that explicit (posting for nosflow).


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-22-13 12:38 PM
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I have a thing in another city that I have just realized is on the 29th, but am hoping to work this out anyway. I have a place to stay.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 01-22-13 1:36 PM
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oh holy fucking shit you motherfuckers. it's in DC??!? fuck. OK, prolly I'll fly in just myself from narnia, and then I can buy booze, and hook them up with reasonably priced drug dealer (just kidding! sort of!) and offer people a place to sleep. jesus. oh, wait, my husband says no way in a million years because I'm so sick and I can't even get out of bed or do my lame physical therapy. that's fucking negative thinking, man. I'ma be fine by then. beside, fucking physical therapy is lame.


Posted by: alameida | Link to this comment | 01-23-13 4:35 AM
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Living social currently has a "deal" for aDC area hotel (Arlington).

"Sheraton Crystal City Hotel • Arlington, VA"


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 01-23-13 1:58 PM
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51: Go for it. It's not that close to the rented house, but it's on the same metro line, so you could just get on one train and stay on it for like 15 stops until you're at the house.

I think the metro system would be relatively easy to get around with in general, but judging by where the house is, the easiest is anything on the blue or orange line, like that one.


Posted by: Cyrus | Link to this comment | 01-23-13 3:37 PM
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