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Old 12-19-2016, 06:21 PM   #21
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Great idea that all active participants should consider doing in their general local. It doesn't have to be a Christmas gig and could be a happy hour/lunch/dinner any time of the year. In my case, Atlanta is my local. It might be fun (or dangerous) to mix a bunch of liberals/conservatives/hippies/minimalists/extravengent-ists/whatever your MO and share ideas. I'm game!
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Old 12-19-2016, 09:30 PM   #22
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I'm really glad someone made a suggestion of a place. I would find it easier if the get together was north of D.C. DH and ran into some traffic and other headaches navigating to National Harbor 19 months ago.

The Fairfax area is 30 minutes less driving for me.

I also think going to a dueling piano bar is going to be more entertainment than a get together. But that's just me.

I think it might be better after the holidays. Many people are busy with family. Another consideration is weather. Pick a date, a time, a place, and then have a snow make-up day as a back-up. Also, avoid Jan 19-22 due to the inauguration.
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Old 12-20-2016, 08:55 AM   #23
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Dogfish Ale House in Fairfax (a bit east of Chantilly) usually has decent live music on Saturday nights (they don't have their January schedule up yet) and the food/beer is pretty good. After the holidays might be a bit better for scheduling. maybe the 7th or the 14th?

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...some nitwit insurance agent or annuity salesperson might try to show up.
With this group that would be a near-suicidal move but it might prove entertaining. Perhaps we should bring tar and feathers just in case?

I'm interested but not if it is downtown DC. There was a DC meetup ~8-10 years ago but I couldn't find a place to park! I finally gave up and punched "home" on the GPS and that was hopefully the last time I ever cross the DC line.

Virginia (if not too close in to DC) or MD would be fine. North of DC would be terrific. And please, please, someplace that has it's own ample parking. I've been out of the DC area for 14 years now so I can't suggest anything.
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It might be fun (or dangerous) to mix a bunch of liberals/conservatives/hippies/minimalists/extravengent-ists/whatever your MO and share ideas. I'm game!
Can you put up with a Yellow Jacket? JK...I'm no longer in Atlanta. But I like the idea of local meetups in various places. With a small number of possible attendees, though, it might be hard to get a 'quorum'.
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Dogfish Ale House in Fairfax (a bit east of Chantilly) usually has decent live music on Saturday nights (they don't have their January schedule up yet) and the food/beer is pretty good. After the holidays might be a bit better for scheduling. maybe the 7th or the 14th?

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I just looked it up, that would be fine for me. Fairfax, VA or Gaithersburg, MD are about the same travel time for me so it doesn't make any difference.
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That could work for me too.
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Y'all let me know the date and time and I will be sure to pop a top on a cold one in honor of you guys. Of course chances are......I'll have one popped anyway. Hey, it's the holidays.......
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I will say Dogfish Head Alehouse is a good choice. Was just there with a group that does college bowl picks. We choose that spot every year.

We are travelling for the holidays but if it ends up happening post Jan 1, we would love to meet up.

Great idea.
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OK, how about Dogfish Ale House (Greenbriar Town Center, 13041 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22033) at 7:30 on Saturday January 14. Live band comes on at 9. The previous Saturday was no music due to NFL Wildcard games so that seemed like too much of a zoo.

If you can make it, either reply on here or send me a private message, and I'll make a reservation a day or two before.

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OK, how about Dogfish Ale House (Greenbriar Town Center, 13041 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22033) at 7:30 on Saturday January 14.
A modest additional level of security would be provided by NOT announcing the meetup in public, but only via PM. This would allow the organizer to screen prospective attendees by posting history (e.g. no posts, no invitation). This is not perfect, but no security scheme ever is. I'm just mentioning this as an idea for future meetup organizers. Have fun! 😎
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OK, how about Dogfish Ale House (Greenbriar Town Center, 13041 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22033) at 7:30 on Saturday January 14.
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A modest additional level of security would be provided by NOT announcing the meetup in public, but only via PM.
Not to worry: some of the above information regarding the meet-up is deliberately misleading. For instance, if you look at a 2017 calendar you will see that there is no January 14.
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I'm available that Saturday. How are we going to identify each other? Should we all bring a dryer sheet with us and identify the true members by seeing who brings in half a dryer sheet?
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I'll make a reservation under the Early Retirement group. Also will be wearing a very hot pink shirt. I started a separate thread for this event. I'll eventually need a headcount, so if you haven't already PM'd me do that and I'll keep track.

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