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Old 07-23-2008, 06:39 PM   #1
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OK gang, I propose a get together for those of us that live, work, or go to school in the area. Now Nate (the Great) and I are both on the Virginia side and Steve Jordan lives in Maryland so 2:1 for Virginia. Plus there has been some preliminary interest expressed by some outside the area that my come.

A good friend owns a restaurant in Herndon (with very good food and drink too) and he can provide the space for us. I suggest we plan for nothing sooner than 4 or 5 weeks from now.
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Old 07-23-2008, 08:54 PM   #2
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sounds like a great plan to me ! does your friend serve zany carter deluxes ?
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sounds like a great plan to me ! does your friend serve zany carter deluxes ?
I am yet to find anything he can't make -- from Thai Sate to the best Wienerschnitzel around to Pacific Seafood Stew. Great salads and veggie dishes along with meats. PM me the dish descriptions and I'll see about having it ready when you come.
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Old 07-23-2008, 11:09 PM   #4
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Old 07-23-2008, 11:19 PM   #5
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Old 07-23-2008, 11:29 PM   #6
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We don't seem to be getting much of a response yet. Here is something to tempt you into coming.

I will be bringing some of my ebook reader collection with me. I don't think I'll want to bother with bringing everything, but at the very least I will bring the devices I like (plus one or two more). This will be around 12 gadgets. I'm going to try to have them all charged, and with reader software running. We might spend a few minutes before dinner passing them around and talking about them.

BTW, two moderators are currently discussing whether it would be worth flying in from Europe just to see my collection. I think they're joking, but I'm not sure.
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With Nate's collection on display it promises to be the meet of the year.
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Old 07-24-2008, 07:20 AM   #8
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We don't seem to be getting much of a response yet. Here is something to tempt you into coming.

I will be bringing some of my ebook reader collection with me. I don't think I'll want to bother with bringing everything, but at the very least I will bring the devices I like (plus one or two more). This will be around 12 gadgets. I'm going to try to have them all charged, and with reader software running. We might spend a few minutes before dinner passing them around and talking about them.

BTW, two moderators are currently discussing whether it would be worth flying in from Europe just to see my collection. I think they're joking, but I'm not sure.
neither are we.

stop tempting us.
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Old 07-24-2008, 08:09 AM   #9
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Hey - it might be better if the collection of 12 did a "World Tour"...
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Old 07-25-2008, 06:39 PM   #10
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Sounds like a plan! If I had some text together, I'd bring it for a reading! But I don't, so I can't, so I'll probably just come and drink. Tell your friend to polish up on his rum runners, and keep me apprised!
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Count me in. Although I live inside the Beltway and will need a visa to get to Herndon, I'll make the effort
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In a series of PMs we have a few possible dates, all in August: 16, 23, and 30.

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Yes, wives, husbands, lovers, friends, and others are welcome. Reading ability desired but not required.
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In a series of PMs we have a few possible dates, all in August: 16, 23, and 30.

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I have no commitments for any of those dates... so far, so good!
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I'm leaning towards the 23rd.
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