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Re: TWG-East: The Gathering
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2006, 02:21:34 PM »
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You should splurge and buy a fancy ticket.


Yeah, Pumpkin. Plain tickets are dull not to mention entirely tasteless. Now, the kind with fruit on the bottom... well, those are the greatest!

Oh, and I'm afraid we won't be providing free alcohol, most of us being teetotalling Mormons and all.
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Re: TWG-East: The Gathering
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2006, 09:59:14 PM »
I would love to come out, but I most likely wouldn't be able to justify the trip out to DC from Michigan.  If I can talk Archon into it I would make the trip, though.  More details would be nice.
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Re: TWG-East: The Gathering
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2006, 10:27:16 PM »
What are you talking about? ??? plain? I see no plain tickets. ;)
And I normally don't drink; someone has to be the old lady driver, and my fada, being pastory and all, might dissaprove. Besides,a hangover would suck on such a good weekend. However, when I get a small buzz, i'll try to think of you dried up teetotalers. *teeheeheehee*
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Re: TWG-East: The Gathering
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2006, 09:32:58 AM »
see, what you drunkards don't understand is that we "teetotallers" don't feel as if we're missing anything by refusing to willingly impair our ability to move or think properly. In fact, we tend to laugh at those of you who do so.

And, it seems as if the gathering is a bust. With only three of us, because Gemm backed out, it's not worth taking the vacation time or the travel plans.

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Re: TWG-East: The Gathering
« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2006, 10:18:09 AM »
I talked to Osleon, he is checking in to it, and he might bring his brood.
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Re: TWG-East: The Gathering
« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2006, 11:44:23 AM »
that would be cool. Keep us updated, asap so things can be arranged if necessary.

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Re: TWG-East: The Gathering
« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2006, 05:05:37 PM »
Yeah, this could actually work out. Hey, SE, what about Archon?

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What are you talking about? ??? plain? I see no plain tickets. ;)

Riiiight. Anyhow, Punky, if you wish to change something in an old post that relates directly to what's being discussed, we would prefer that you do it this way:

Edit: Oops. Yeah, yeah. Okay, that should've said "plane."
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Re: TWG-East: The Gathering
« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2006, 09:03:08 PM »
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see, what you drunkards don't understand is that we "teetotallers" don't feel as if we're missing anything by refusing to willingly impair our ability to move or think properly. In fact, we tend to laugh at those of you who do so.

And, it seems as if the gathering is a bust. With only three of us, because Gemm backed out, it's not worth taking the vacation time or the travel plans.


I especially like making fun of drinkers for one reason: they are the perfect target for any and all practical jokes.  Think about it, if you were to play a joke on somebody, they would ideally:

1) Not have to coordination to chase you down or fight you if they get angry

2) Not have the inhibitions to prevent them from doing obviously stupid things

3) Be easily suprised by things that would not suprise most normal people

4) Not remember the evil jokes the next day.

Drinkers often meet all of that criteria.  Yay!
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Re: TWG-East: The Gathering
« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2006, 12:34:10 AM »
I feel the same about smoking. Nothing like shelling out your hard-earned cash to poison your own body.  
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Re: TWG-East: The Gathering
« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2006, 08:38:40 AM »
mmm poison.

does it get any better?

Im having Arsenic cookies for lunch myself.
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Re: TWG-East: The Gathering
« Reply #25 on: October 12, 2006, 08:40:12 AM »
Gorgon, thats a hugely simplistic and mostly wrong interpertitation of drinking too. What you meant to say is drunks. I've met plenty of folks who drink without getting drunk.
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Re: TWG-East: The Gathering
« Reply #26 on: October 12, 2006, 11:58:14 AM »
While Jeffe is right, I would like to point out that in college, and in high school (the places where Gorgon and I would normally encounter drinkers), saying that someone is a drinker is virtually saying that they are a heavy drinker. Moderation is not usually a strong suit in underage and/or party drinking.
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Re: TWG-East: The Gathering
« Reply #27 on: October 12, 2006, 09:25:28 PM »
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Gorgon, thats a hugely simplistic and mostly wrong interpertitation of drinking too. What you meant to say is drunks. I've met plenty of folks who drink without getting drunk.


Sorry that I was not clear--I didn't at anytime say, or mean to imply, all people who drink get wasted; but, often enough, especially, as Archon noted, the type of people I would see drink as part of my regular life, they do.

Most especially the people who make fun of those who do not drink.

Which is why I felt this application would be appropriate for the situation.  I did, note, not say all people who drink, a majority of people who drink, or the people on this board who drink.  I just said it happens often that they meet all of that criteria, which is completely and perfectly legitimate.  If you don't believe that people get drunk 'often,' look at the numbers of people who are brought in for alcohol poisoning, drunk driving, and underage drinking (to name a few statistics to check), on a monthly, or even weekly, basis.
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Re: TWG-East: The Gathering
« Reply #28 on: October 13, 2006, 01:33:50 AM »
So... all discussion of drunken antics and alcohol poisoning aside, how 'bout we all try to finalize plans for our shindig? Who's in for sure? What sort of mischief are we planning and for when? I propose we do some games of course, like Settlers, maybe see a movie, find a Halloween party to crash, go out on the town, etc.

I plan to arrive Sat morning because I don't wanna miss the chance to show off my costume at the stake institute Halloween par-tay. Then I plan to fly back Monday night. That way I can do some extra sightseeing or something before going back to the office. (I realllllly need a chance to just have fun!) But I'll have to talk to SE about that because I wouldn't want to wear out my welcome. I could always stay at a motel Sunday night if need be.

So, shall we start putting this all together?
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Re: TWG-East: The Gathering
« Reply #29 on: October 13, 2006, 09:04:52 AM »
yeah, I need numbers if I'm going to be making any sleeping arrangements.