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Old 09-13-2008, 09:17 AM   #21
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I would like to attend but that date won't work for me. Have fun.

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Old 09-16-2008, 12:58 PM   #22
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Matchbox at 7pm works for me.

Secondcor21 - can you recap the attendees for us?

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What name will the reservation be in? If they don't take reservations, where should we meet. I'm the gray haired guy
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Old 09-16-2008, 02:57 PM   #24
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Just got off the phone with Matchbox. The closest they had was an 8:00 reservation, so I went ahead and made a reservation for that time under the name Art Vandelay. They did say it probably wouldn't be terribly busy, so I'll arrive at about 7:00 and wait for a table in the bar area on the first floor. I'm 5'10", 190#, very very short dark hair, and wear glasses. I'll probably be wearing business casual just because that would seem to fit in with the restaurant and the area.

kaudrey, I don't know who all is coming exactly; the poll shows 7 people showing up. Based on this thread, I'm guessing you, me, donheff, Ultimate Cheapskate, Walt34, MyOwnTime, and maybe some other folks.

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I will make the pilgrimage down from the hills of WV. Can't stay late though, have to be at work 12 noon the next day.

Assuming I can follow the GPS's directions. Normally I avoid DC like the plague since the first thing I normally do upon crossing the DC line is get lost.
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Hey guys, take some pictures, OK?
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Old 09-17-2008, 03:35 PM   #27
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Sorry I didn't reconfirm earlier, but I've been traveling.

If it's still OK, I'd like to attend, even though I checked the menu and my WAD (Wallet Anxiety Disorder) is already flaring up.

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Old 09-17-2008, 03:41 PM   #28
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I'll be there (though I'll regret not being able to use my $20 Zaytinya gift certificate!)
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Old 09-17-2008, 03:46 PM   #29
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Actually, after the latest drop in the market today, the balance in my 401K should just about cover a small pizza (one topping only).

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Well, good intentions and all of that. With the market the way it is, things are going a bit crazy at my office. I have to prepare a presentation to our executive director that we have to give tomorrow at 8am. I'm going to try to make it, but I may get stuck at the office pretty late. If I don't make it, SORRY! I'm really bummed.

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Actually, after the latest drop in the market today, the balance in my 401K should just about cover a small pizza (one topping only).

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I may be late - I get off work at six, out the door here at 6:30, depending on the source (GPS, Google Maps) it'll take between 1.5 hours to almost two hours.

So barring a fireball on I-270 I'll be there.

Haven't been to the Big City in a while, and will get a reminder of why we left.

Sharing Jeff's WAD attack too.
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Sorry about the prices, guys!

This will be the one time a year when I eat out not at Carl's Jr.

Oh, I'll be in jeans and a green checkered shirt instead.

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I was almost there. I had mentioned to DW that I was going, but neglected to tell her that I planned to take the car, so she was out when I got home from work. "No problem" I thought, "I'll just take the truck".

That was a problem. I made it to the 700 block of H street but there was absolutely no prayer of finding any place to park it. There were a couple of parking garages, but the truck is too big to fit in one of those. Drove around a bit a couple of blocks in each direction, near gridlock as far as the eye could see.

It took 10 minutes to go two blocks. Why people choose to subject themselves to those living conditions is incomprehensible to me. Gave up, told the GPS "Home, James" and headed for the hills.
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Sorry, I won't be in D.C. that week. My lobbying efforts for early retirees aren't scheduled again until later in the month.
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I was almost there. I had mentioned to DW that I was going, but neglected to tell her that I planned to take the car, so she was out when I got home from work. "No problem" I thought, "I'll just take the truck".

That was a problem. I made it to the 700 block of H street but there was absolutely no prayer of finding any place to park it. There were a couple of parking garages, but the truck is too big to fit in one of those. Drove around a bit a couple of blocks in each direction, near gridlock as far as the eye could see.

It took 10 minutes to go two blocks. Why people choose to subject themselves to those living conditions is incomprehensible to me. Gave up, told the GPS "Home, James" and headed for the hills.
Try taking the metro next time. It's much, much cheaper than finding parking in DC. We absolutely refuse to Drive in DC unless it's on Sat or Sun mornings.
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I apologize to everybody. I somehow had this on my calendar for next Thursday. I was up in Pennsylvania on a bike trip yesterday and today. When I got back I saw KAudrey's message and realized I was off a week.

Once again - sorry. I really wanted to attend this event. I hope it went well.
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Walt34, we were wondering what happened to you!

It ended up being me, UltimateCheapskate, and MyOwnTime. We had a fun time and it was interesting to get to know everyone better. TAl, I have a picture to post but will probably do that when I get back home.

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Sorry I didn't make it! I was at work until almost 9pm, and by then I was exhausted. SecondCor - definitely let me know next time you are back in town!
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kaudrey,

Will do. If you're still working where you were working last year, I figured it would be a busy week for you given the events of last week.

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MyOwnTime, me, and Ultimate Cheapskate, respectively.

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