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Old 08-07-2008, 10:37 PM   #1
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Hey everyone,

Read about the meetup a little here.

If'n you're coming, please vote so we can get a decent headcount. If you're not sure just vote your best guess.

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I will come. Have you picked a place yet?
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I would like to - but whether I can depends on time & place. Daytime? Evening? Northbound 270 is a quagmire between 3:00 & 7:30 pm or so.
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I will plan on attending, if you don't mind socializing with a "Grumpy" person.
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I wish I could be there, but best friend wants to go out of town for her 25th birthday. Hope you all have fun!
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I would like to - but whether I can depends on time & place. Daytime? Evening? Northbound 270 is a quagmire between 3:00 & 7:30 pm or so.
No precise place picked yet. This is a very casual thing and I'm not a "party thrower" so my thought was to just get together at a restaurant/bar and grill so people can eat/drink/chat/get to know people kind of thing.

That was the reason for the poll. If it looks like 5 or 10 people we can probably just pick a restaurant. If it's 30 people, they'd probably appreciate a call ahead of time.

I'll be traveling up from Fredericksburg and will likely rely on the Metro for the last part of my journey, so my standing request to kaudrey -- who is a local and I am trusting to pick a good place -- is somewhere within a mile or two of a Metro station. Other than that I'm open to suggestions...

The event will be in the evening -- shall we say 7:00?

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shall we say 7:00?
Make sure you synchronize your watches...

And it looks like you oughta meet at a pancake house. Which aint bad, a lot of IHOP's serve booze...
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Hi,

I'll be there! Sorry, I was away on vacation.

Give me a few days, I'll work on a place (near a metro). I'll make some phone calls - I have a few ideas.

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I'm not coming but I do like pancakes. Hmmmm.........how to vote. Too far away for me.
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I'll be there! Sorry, I was away on vacation.

Give me a few days, I'll work on a place (near a metro). I'll make some phone calls - I have a few ideas.

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Great! (This was the Alaska trip, right? I hope/bet you had a great time!)

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I'm planning to attend, but hoping, of course, that it will be at a place that will honor my buy-one-get-one-free coupon.

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7:00 PM sounds great to me.

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Hi again,

Here are some thoughts. In the spirit of FIRE, I am trying to pick places that are relatively inexpensive - which in DC to me often means tapas or mezzas. SecondCor and I went to Jaleo last time.

Let me know what you guys think:

Zaytinya - www.zaytinya.com
Bar Pilar - welcome
Matchbox - Matchbox DC-Vintage Pizza Bistro - Washington DC Dinner Restaurants

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Those are all fine by me. I have been to Zaytinya several times -- kind of an upscale Jaleo. That and Matchbox I would probably ride my bike to. Bar Pilar sounds nice too - heck I would probably ride there as well. They are opening a matchbox on Capitol Hill soon but not in time for this get together.
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Any place is fine by me, but of the three I'd prefer Matchbox.

I just checked the RSVP's, and apparently there will be ~7 of us.

So we have one vote for Matchbox...if you're definitely coming then please reply with your vote.

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I'd like to come. My vote is with Zaytinya, but Matchbox would be fine.
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sounds like fun only i won't be up that way again until maybe november. save me a pancake.
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I wish I lived nearby because I'd come and have you autograph my book . It would probably sell for more on ebay with the autograph .
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OK, since it's getting close I'd like to change the voting question a little -- let's say it's at Matchbox -- any one with any serious objections?

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