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Re: You know you spend too much time on the Bransforums when...

Posted: June 16th, 2011, 7:11 pm
by Margo
Cookie wrote:The question is, how long is our writing conference/get-together/drink fest going to be?
If people wanted to do Vegas, I suggest no more than 4-5 days. A week in Vegas adds 10 years to your age.

Re: You know you spend too much time on the Bransforums when...

Posted: June 16th, 2011, 7:12 pm
by Sommer Leigh
Margo wrote:
Cookie wrote:Plus the entertainment! I mean, the availability of of places where we can discuss writing.
And the barely clothed men who could be serving us drinks while we discuss writing! jk
We clearly have had similar Vegas experiences. :-)

I know a sushi place that serves baked sushi that is the most amazing thing in the whole wide world.

Re: You know you spend too much time on the Bransforums when...

Posted: June 16th, 2011, 7:12 pm
by Claudie
OK. OK.

I have a valid passport. I am a fan of traveling to meet internet friends. I WANT TO DO THIS. And I don't expect y'all to come to Quebec City (although, come on, you know you all want to visit my awesome French place. *pretty eyes*)

I should say, right away, that I am heading to Atlanta to meet Wrimos on Nov. 9th to 12th. SO. If any of you are going there, and want to share a coffee or something, you must PM me.

With this said, I'll try to save loads of money for another trip in the US. Which, when you think that I am a student, says a lot. But if I miss an event like this, I will forever be angry at myself. I don't like being angry at myself.

All this to say, I'm IN and since I HAVE TO fly anyway, your destination is mine.

EDIT: Oh my gosh, this thread is moving so fast. CRAZY.

Re: You know you spend too much time on the Bransforums when...

Posted: June 16th, 2011, 7:13 pm
by Margo
Sommer Leigh wrote:Or some place where the most people live, although that would require a real survey of interested parties.
Yep. Like I said, I'm in CA but I'm willing to travel. Is there someone who is interested who would have a lot of travel expense problems, and what area are you in?

Re: You know you spend too much time on the Bransforums when...

Posted: June 16th, 2011, 7:14 pm
by Cookie
Sommer Leigh wrote:
Bigger cities will also mean bigger cost in most instances. Maybe we should look at something mid-range fun and cost. Or some place where the most people live, although that would require a real survey of interested parties.

Very good point. I liked Springfield, IL when I went there. A much smaller city, but still interesting. Also, fairly centrally located.

Re: You know you spend too much time on the Bransforums when...

Posted: June 16th, 2011, 7:14 pm
by Margo
I gotta go offline for a little bit. back later.

Re: You know you spend too much time on the Bransforums when...

Posted: June 16th, 2011, 7:16 pm
by Sommer Leigh
Margo wrote:
Sommer Leigh wrote:Or some place where the most people live, although that would require a real survey of interested parties.
Yep. Like I said, I'm in CA but I'm willing to travel. Is there someone who is interested who would have a lot of travel expense problems, and what area are you in?
No one is coming to Omaha (which is currently flooding so, that's cool :-) ) so I'm willing to travel.

Slumber party in my room!

Re: You know you spend too much time on the Bransforums when...

Posted: June 16th, 2011, 7:17 pm
by Cookie
Claudie wrote:OK. OK.

I have a valid passport. I am a fan of traveling to meet internet friends. I WANT TO DO THIS. And I don't expect y'all to come to Quebec City (although, come on, you know you all want to visit my awesome French place. *pretty eyes*)
I have been wanting to go to Montreal for, like, ever. I'm only 4 hours away, which is the same distance to NYC. Just saying.

Re: You know you spend too much time on the Bransforums when...

Posted: June 16th, 2011, 7:17 pm
by dios4vida
I can't say anything about Chicago or Atlanta cause I've never been there. But I have been to Vegas and I love it. I was even underaged so I couldn't drink or gamble and it was still amazing. The shopping mall in Caesar's Palace is utterly TO DIE FOR. Huge, tons of places, air conditioned, and the most amazing ceiling mural in the history of American ceiling murals. And I second the buffets, entertainment, and availability of places to meet. Room prices are super reasonable, even for cool places like The Luxor (my Mum's an archaeology buff so we always stayed there).

If many of those interested are around the western part of the US that would be my vote. Then again, I think Vegas is a great idea all around. Personally, it'd be easier for me to get there than Chicago or Atlanta. But that's just me and I'm not even sure I'd be able to make it, despite how much I want to.

Re: You know you spend too much time on the Bransforums when...

Posted: June 16th, 2011, 7:18 pm
by hektorkarl
Claudie wrote:OK. OK.

I should say, right away, that I am heading to Atlanta to meet Wrimos on Nov. 9th to 12th. SO. If any of you are going there, and want to share a coffee or something, you must PM me.
I tried to build Atlanta momentum, but it got derailed by Las Vegas strippers.

There are plenty of shirtless people in Atlanta! (Yeah, it's because it's 95 and humid, but still... that should count for half credit at least.)

Re: You know you spend too much time on the Bransforums when...

Posted: June 16th, 2011, 7:21 pm
by Sommer Leigh
hektorkarl wrote:I tried to build Atlanta momentum, but it got derailed by Las Vegas strippers.

There are plenty of shirtless people in Atlanta! (Yeah, it's because it's 95 and humid, but still... that should count for half credit at least.)
I thought it was a noble effort.

Vegas has gondola rides though and the Sega arcade and pirates. Add that to strippers and I dunno, you're probably going to have to agree to follow us as we go see pirates and strippers. Maybe pirate strippers.

Re: You know you spend too much time on the Bransforums when...

Posted: June 16th, 2011, 7:22 pm
by dios4vida
So question: WHEN are y'all thinking of this? Since we're all saying summer's more expensive, etc. are you thinking like Sept-Oct? The weather down here around that time is still pretty warm by you northerners' standards (85-90) but it's much better than 110. Or even later? What's the time frame cause I need to start calculating how much money I'll need to beg my husband for and how long I'll have to do that.

Re: You know you spend too much time on the Bransforums when...

Posted: June 16th, 2011, 7:25 pm
by Cookie
hektorkarl wrote:I tried to build Atlanta momentum, but it got derailed by Las Vegas strippers.
You gotta admit, we got a pretty good case going. Although, yours was good too. You were just outnumbered.
So question: WHEN are y'all thinking of this?
I second this question.

Re: You know you spend too much time on the Bransforums when...

Posted: June 16th, 2011, 7:29 pm
by hektorkarl
Sommer Leigh wrote: Vegas has gondola rides though and the Sega arcade and pirates. Add that to strippers and I dunno, you're probably going to have to agree to follow us as we go see pirates and strippers. Maybe pirate strippers.
I came here for enlightenment, and all I get is filth! :roll:

Though Atlanta has had its own strip club scandal (Google Gold Club Scandal).

Re: You know you spend too much time on the Bransforums when...

Posted: June 16th, 2011, 7:32 pm
by hektorkarl
Cookie wrote:
You gotta admit, we got a pretty good case going. Although, yours was good too. You were just outnumbered.
I refuse to acknowledge anything that might possibly be less than what I was expecting.