You know what the chain of command is? It's the chain I go get and beat you with until you understand who's in ruttin' command here.

Jayne ,'The Train Job'


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.


NoiseDesign - Oct 03, 2008 11:58:36 pm PDT #27 of 12513
"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 12513
"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 12513
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 12513
I'd sign away my trust fund / I would even sell the Jag / if I could spend my misspent youth / with Andrew in drag

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 12513
'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.


Laga - Oct 04, 2008 8:58:59 am PDT #32 of 12513
You should know I'm a big deal in the Resistance.

I'm down for the PNW and I'd love to do something more remote/campish but I also understand the financial considerations.


Hil R. - Oct 04, 2008 9:03:52 am PDT #33 of 12513
Sometimes I think I might just move up to Vermont, open a bookstore or a vegan restaurant. Adam Schlesinger, z''l

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.

Yes, this.


Pix - Oct 04, 2008 9:15:29 am PDT #34 of 12513
"Our lives are like little bebe crows carried upon a curious wind and all we can wish is for that wind place us on solid ground." -Moira Rose

As I've said before, I love the idea of having a Buffista gathering in a more woodsy setting, but not for the main F2F. Aside from transportation issues, there are accessibility concerns. Also, and this is a big one for me, as much as we all love each other, we need a way to get away, too. The nice thing about meeting in urban centers of some sort is that we can branch off in different groups to go see the local sights or spend some time wandering off on our own.

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

Really nsm this year, as Drew said. Sorry.

Side note--Theo, I have family in and am very familiar with Tucson, so if we ever are interested in a F2F there, I could probably coordinate some other time. But after this year...yeah, I think maybe I'll let someone else do that.

I love that juliana, planner extraordinaire, has volunteered for Seattle. Go Seattle, choose Seattle! Seattle in July with Fay! With the candlestick...wait, no, forget that last part. Summer in Seattle has my vote. We need to figure this out pretty much now, though, if we're going to do Seattle. I remember how fast hotels sell out in the summer up there.


amych - Oct 04, 2008 10:22:33 am PDT #35 of 12513
Now let us crush something soft and watch it fountain blood. That is a girlish thing to want to do, yes?

Re: resort F2Fs... TBH, the primary reason for the F2F is to see buffistas. But the second reason is to have a lovel excuse to motivate my ass to an interesting I haven't been to or haven't been back to. And for me, there is nothing on earth less interesting than a resort/tourist destination. And, of course, I realize that this is completely a different strokes thing.


Gadget_Girl - Oct 04, 2008 11:26:27 am PDT #36 of 12513
Just call me "Siouxsie Shunshine".

One night in Bangkok, man...

My mind went there, too.

Why is it that every time Fay posts I read all of them with songs from "Chess" running through my head, especially "One night in Bangkok". SO glad I love the show and that song.