Have you ever been with a warrior woman?

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F2F5: I forget that everyone isn't us

Plan what to do, what to wear (you can never go wrong with a corset), and get ready for the next BuffistaCon.


SailAweigh - Oct 03, 2008 11:22:35 am PDT #22 of 12514
Nana korobi, ya oki. (Fall down seven times, stand up eight.) ~Yuzuru Hanyu/Japanese proverb

Who are you guys, again? I forgot.


Pix - Oct 03, 2008 12:16:42 pm PDT #23 of 12514
"Because if life gives you lemons / you don't have to make / lemonade / sugar isn't free / and grief doesn't have / to be productive." -from "lemonade" by Kaitlin Shelter

Whee!

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Java cat - Oct 03, 2008 4:33:18 pm PDT #24 of 12514
Not javachik

F2F 2009: Bangkok. Who's with me?
I would so do this!

Do we have a plan for 2009 yet, though? It's West Coast again, right?
That's the idea.

Fay, you, me, Kristen, Plei, ND, Laura, IIRC, have chimed in with thoughts about the 2009 F2F so far.

The current thinking is that the Pacific Northwest, by which I am including everything from the Washington State Border down to, well, just north of the Golden Gate Bridge, has cool enough weather in the summer that we can wait to hold the F2F sometime in July. Or, if not July, in late June or early August, so that those who teach and/or have kids in school can more easily take time off to attend.

There's other, parallel train of thought which is that perhaps instead of choosing an urban center/city for the F2F, we might choose a smaller city or town or even tourist destination instead, possibly one that has a variety of lodging, ranging from hotel rooms or suites to hostel-type dorms or even camping.

Starting here: Java cat "F2F 4: Too Much Candy, Never Enough Mojitos." Sep 22, 2008 7:50:46 pm PDT are listed possibilities for Washington, Oregon, and Northern California.

Somewhere else it was mentioned that someone had been talking about Portland (was it cass? memfault) but I haven't seen anything other than the above posted.

If there is interest in a destination vacation/F2F, such as one of the retreat centers near Port Townsend, or on San Juan Island, for example, we need to get our act together and get a reservation.

Obviously, I don't mind doing some work on this, and perhaps Fay, too. I expect Kristen and ND would if either of them had a minute of free time. I believe I heard that Vortex offered to work on it too. Anyone else?


juliana - Oct 03, 2008 4:45:45 pm PDT #25 of 12514
Tell me the ghost in the machine is real

Fay, you, me, Kristen, Plei, ND, Laura, IIRC, have chimed in with thoughts about the 2009 F2F so far.

I also suggested Seattle, and am more than happy to organize (it is very close to what I do for living, so).

Personally, I'm not wild about the idea of a resort F2F.


Fay - Oct 03, 2008 10:39:23 pm PDT #26 of 12514
"Fuck Western ideologically-motivated gender identification!" Sulu gasped, and came.

Obviously, I don't mind doing some work on this, and perhaps Fay, too.

? Dude, if people voted for Bangkok as the destination of choice, I'll definitely be Point Girl. Startled (and absofuckinglutely THRILLED), but Point Girl.

Outwith that, though, I'm not sure what I can offer in terms of logistics assitance. But as a wannabe-attendee, I'll be chiming in to vote for the F2F to happen at a time when I stand a chance in hell of getting there - preferably once my Summer holiday has started. I really can't, in conscience, participate if it falls during term time.

(Er...I realise that the F2F isn't actually All About Me. But for me, the date is far and away the main priority, and [other than money, but I'll start saving now] it's the only deciding factor in whether or not I can participate.)

fwiw, I'd prefer a city to a resort/camp/whatever (....although the prospect of Camp Buffista is suddenly cracking me the hell up), but it's the date that's my priority.


NoiseDesign - Oct 03, 2008 11:58:36 pm PDT #27 of 12514
"You'd think a house full of crazy people would be fun. It's actually really depressing." --Bart Simpson

I expect Kristen and ND would if either of them had a minute of free time.

I know that for me I'll do whatever I can to attend, but I just don't have it in me to lend any aid this year. 2008 has kicked my ass and I have my two largest projects of the year running and those take me into the beginning of January. I'm looking forward to seeing my Buffistas, but I need to just be in attendance, not in planning. It's also a bit of an emotional spot for me right now as it was while I was setting up the sound system for prom this year that I got the initial call that my Dad had gone into the hospital for what turned out to be his terminal cancer diagnosis. I lost him about 3 weeks later.


NoiseDesign - Oct 03, 2008 11:58:46 pm PDT #28 of 12514
"You'd think a house full of crazy people would be fun. It's actually really depressing." --Bart Simpson

I expect Kristen and ND would if either of them had a minute of free time.

I know that for me I'll do whatever I can to attend, but I just don't have it in me to lend any aid this year. 2008 has kicked my ass and I have my two largest projects of the year running and those take me into the beginning of January. I'm looking forward to seeing my Buffistas, but I need to just be in attendance, not in planning. It's also a bit of an emotional spot for me right now as it was while I was setting up the sound system for prom this year that I got the initial call that my Dad had gone into the hospital for what turned out to be his terminal cancer diagnosis. I lost him about 3 weeks later.


Jessica - Oct 04, 2008 5:59:47 am PDT #29 of 12514
If I want to become a cloud of bats, does each bat need a separate vaccination?

Personally, I'm not wild about the idea of a resort F2F.

With the price of travel these days, I really think we should stick to urban centers that are easy to fly into so people can comparison shop for airfares. My main reasons for not attending the past 2 F2Fs have been financial, and I would hate to impose any more of a burden on people's wallets than we absolutely have to.

Seattle would ROCK.


Steph L. - Oct 04, 2008 6:48:44 am PDT #30 of 12514
It's actually been a really hard year, when you stop and do the math. Eliot would cry, too, if it didn't take him seventy minutes of therapy, two cocktails, and a Sondheim medley before he can experience a human emotion through the haze of his PTSD.

I know that for me I'll do whatever I can to attend, but I just don't have it in me to lend any aid this year.

Dude. You and Kristin get a pass on having to do ANYTHING other than the necessities for your own lives. Jesus.

Outwith that, though, I'm not sure what I can offer in terms of logistics assitance.

Gosh, Fay. You're a Brit living in Thailand; you mean to say you AREN'T familiar with all major west-coast American cities? Lame excuse.

(I kid; I hope that was obvious.)


Theodosia - Oct 04, 2008 7:13:34 am PDT #31 of 12514
'we all walk this earth feeling we are frauds. The trick is to be grateful and hope the caper doesn't end any time soon"

Not that we have any locals that I know of who could spearhead an effort, but Tucson offers a cool and funky city plus some National Park/Monument/State Park wilderness areas and campgrounds that are really super and less than an hour away (depending on where you are, less than 15 minutes). Plus I'd love an excuse to visit again. Note that it gets a whole lot less expensive in the summer... for obvious reasons, but still.