ddeuddeg


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bahwm wrote:Do I hear one suitcase and three empty wine boxes going to California? TSA, have a ball!

One suitcase? You can't be serious! We need two suitcases for a simple 2-day weekend in Detroit.
EDIT: Sparky!

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cheron98


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ddeuddeg wrote:One suitcase? You can't be serious! We need two suitcases for a simple 2-day weekend in Detroit.
EDIT: Sparky!



She didn't meantion the two carry-on suitcases to go along with it all

I saw HitAnyKey42 on wine.woot! and clicked "I want one!"

MarkDaSpark


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ddeuddeg wrote:Silent auction stuff? Horrors! I was not aware of this, and I'm a serious auction junkie. This could be a dangerous trip.




You have now idea how dangerous!!! However, I now here and henceforth claim any 3L PS Silent Auction wines!!!


What we may have to do is see what's there for the Auction, and discuss who wants what the most (as well as which ones might be split among two or more). It was fun in the past splitting with one (Loweeel & some VR PS set) and more than one (Pedroncelli PS with Cheron, Loweeel, and tenuki (and others?).



bahwm wrote:Do I hear one suitcase and three empty wine boxes going to California? TSA, have a ball!




Umm, I may have one or two foam case shipping boxes you could have. Then you don't need to bring them and worry about them on the flight out here.


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
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mommadeb1


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tenuki wrote:Are you calling her fat? haha




thanks!! ha ha. Hopefully we will have a car!

mommadeb1


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bahwm wrote:Oakland is very close to Alameda. So, Oakland would be the airport to fly into. Alameda is where the event is on Friday evening.



thanks...

mommadeb1


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CAGrl wrote:Also, the hotel for Friday night is close to the Oakland airport.



thanks, now waiting to see if where hubby needs to "work" can rearrange their schedule so it fits within these dates!

mommadeb1


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Not at all. I'm just giving her first choice over the next two seats in the Wootmobile. Instead of a backstabbing little ....



aww your so sweet!! we prob. will have a rental, seeing how hubby has to "work" when he gets there....

mommadeb1


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ddeuddeg wrote:Silent auction stuff? Horrors! I was not aware of this, and I'm a serious auction junkie. This could be a dangerous trip.



agreed!!

mommadeb1


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bahwm wrote:Do I hear one suitcase and three empty wine boxes going to California? TSA, have a ball!



I have saved 2 case boxes and 1 half case box from summer shipping.... see, I knew I would need them...

ddeuddeg


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Umm, I may have one or two foam case shipping boxes you could have. Then you don't need to bring them and worry about them on the flight out here.

"Worry" about empty shipping boxes? I don't even worry about the full ones we're going to be taking home. SWA takes good care of us. However, it will make life a bit easier. Thanks for the offer. We'll see how things are in February. We may have to make arrangements to transport large bottles of PS won at auction.

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trifecta


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Sparky - I call foul on reserving rights to large formats! My new buying rules are in respect to the # of bottles per month, and large formats still count as 1!

CAGrl


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By the way, Sparky, how'd you figure out the date for D&D? It's not on their website. Or I just can't find it. Just wanted to make sure. Thanks!

tenuki


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CAGrl wrote:By the way, Sparky, how'd you figure out the date for D&D? It's not on their website. Or I just can't find it. Just wanted to make sure. Thanks!



They mentioned it in a fb post.

edit: well, I saw it on fb with mere mortals, sparky probably has little birds :P

CT

MarkDaSpark


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trifecta wrote:Sparky - I call foul on reserving rights to large formats! My new buying rules are in respect to the # of bottles per month, and large formats still count as 1!



You still lose!!!

Besides, it's not like I'm not going to share them! 3L bottles are huge, plus I need to keep the vertical going (2005, 2006, 2007).


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
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ddeuddeg


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trifecta wrote:Sparky - I call foul on reserving rights to large formats!


I don't bother crying foul. I just ignore it, and bid on what I want.

"Always keep a bottle of Champagne in the fridge for special occasions. Sometimes the special occasion is that you've got a bottle of Champagne in the fridge". - Hester Browne


Ddeuddeg's Cheesecake Cookbook

MarkDaSpark


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ddeuddeg wrote:I don't bother crying foul. I just ignore it, and bid on what I want.



As long as you don't mind spending a lot, fine!


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tenuki


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Just funny "You asked, and we listened...for the first time, we will have a coffee partner at Dark & Delicious. We are thrilled to announce that Catahoula Coffee Co will serve drip coffee and offer an espresso bar at our event!"

My first thought was, we can be drunk AND caffeinated

CT

ddeuddeg


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MarkDaSpark wrote:As long as you don't mind spending a lot, fine!

But

MarkDaSpark wrote:I now here and henceforth claim any 3L PS Silent Auction wines!!!

How can we know which MarkDaSpark to believe?




EDIT: For the benefit of anyone reading this thread for the first time, don't think this banter is anything but friendly. Sparky is one of my longest-standing woot buddies, and has been an honored guest in my home. But some of us who have been fairly regular contributors for quite a while still long for the old days of 30 page weekly pubs, when all kinds of fur would fly, all in good fun, and nearly everyone looking in would understand.

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Ddeuddeg's Cheesecake Cookbook

MarkDaSpark


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ddeuddeg wrote:How can we know which MarkDaSpark to believe?




EDIT: For the benefit of anyone reading this thread for the first time, don't think this banter is anything but friendly. Sparky is one of my longest-standing woot buddies, and has been an honored guest in my home. But some of us who have been fairly regular contributors for quite a while still long for the old days of 30 page weekly pubs, when all kinds of fur would fly, all in good fun, and nearly everyone looking in would understand.




Muhawahahahahahahahahaha!! Which one will show up?


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
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webdev511


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Count me and SWMBO in! All the way from Santa Clara no less. Oh what an arduous trek that will be.

mommadeb1


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ddeuddeg wrote:How can we know which MarkDaSpark to believe?




EDIT: For the benefit of anyone reading this thread for the first time, don't think this banter is anything but friendly. Sparky is one of my longest-standing woot buddies, and has been an honored guest in my home. But some of us who have been fairly regular contributors for quite a while still long for the old days of 30 page weekly pubs, when all kinds of fur would fly, all in good fun, and nearly everyone looking in would understand.



maybe I will out bid both of you!!! muuhhhaaaahhahaa

trifecta


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MarkDaSpark wrote:That would help a lot, if we were side by side.



Should we call ahead and just book with HIE directly? I can PayPal you if you want to book both. It would be nice to find a good rate, but they may not discount the suites.

ajrod27


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I'm open to splitting a room if anybody is interested. Looking at the rates, it's about $133(including taxes) for a 2-king room.

rjquillin


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ajrod27 wrote:I'm open to splitting a room if anybody is interested. Looking at the rates, it's about $133(including taxes) for a 2-king room.

I roomed up with bsevern and TimB for the rpm tour. Not sure about TimB, but I think bsevern may have a +1, so I'm looking to save on room to spend on PS. What days?

CT

bahwm


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I am soooo looking forward to this!

May our love be like good wine, grow stronger as it grows older. ~ Old English Toast

ajrod27


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rjquillin wrote:I roomed up with bsevern and TimB for the rpm tour. Not sure about TimB, but I think bsevern may have a +1, so I'm looking to save on room to spend on PS. What days?



I believe everybody is only staying one night(2/22/13) in Alameda, then migrating to Sonoma for the next two nights. I did not see your name on the list of attendees, are you planning on attending?

rjquillin


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ajrod27 wrote:I believe everybody is only staying one night(2/22/13) in Alameda, then migrating to Sonoma for the next two nights. I did not see your name on the list of attendees, are you planning on attending?

If I can make it work out, I'm going to give it a best effort. With $$ invested in a room, that improves. Still hoping too, to if Sparky has an empty seat...
Looking forward to another visit to Concannon.

CT

MarkDaSpark


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rjquillin wrote:If I can make it work out, I'm going to give it a best effort. With $$ invested in a room, that improves. Still hoping too, to if Sparky has an empty seat...
Looking forward to another visit to Concannon.



I usually head up on Thursday, so I can visit family graves on Friday. Among other visits. Heading back on Monday, when we stop at Concannon.

So if you can leave Thursday, fine. And can afford another stop at Concannon!!!


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MarkDaSpark


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Just a reminder that we have a separate thread for the D&D Weekend activities. Link is in the first post in this thread.

Please post in that thread if you will be joining us for any (or all) of those three days (Sat - Napa, Sun - Sonoma, Mon - Concannon).


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
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MarkDaSpark


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Cyber Monday has D&D single & group tickets on sale tomorrow.

$53 for singles, $43 per ticket for groups of 8 or more.


Link should work after midnight Monday.


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tenuki


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Cyber Monday has D&D single & group tickets on sale tomorrow.

$53 for singles, $43 per ticket for groups of 8 or more.


Link should work after midnight Monday.



Are we grouping? I'm in for at least 2, possibly 3, but not the VIP whatever since I can't make it by 6 anyway.

CT

mommadeb1


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tenuki wrote:Are we grouping? I'm in for at least 2, possibly 3, but not the VIP whatever since I can't make it by 6 anyway.



crap, I am assuming this deal is only for today? I don't know if hubby has found out if he is working that weekend out there.....

trifecta


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Cyber Monday has D&D single & group tickets on sale tomorrow.

$53 for singles, $43 per ticket for groups of 8 or more.


Link should work after midnight Monday.



Is this better than our GrouPieS rate?

bahwm


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Cyber Monday has D&D single & group tickets on sale tomorrow.

$53 for singles, $43 per ticket for groups of 8 or more.


Link should work after midnight Monday.


Ddeuddeg & I would love to save some money on this deal! Sparky, would you please count us in on whatever you think is the best way to buy the tickets? I don't know how the groupies thing works exactly & I'm tied up with a big project @ work. We can Paypal you later or send you a check. Thanks!

May our love be like good wine, grow stronger as it grows older. ~ Old English Toast

rjquillin


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Cyber Monday has D&D single & group tickets on sale tomorrow.

$53 for singles, $43 per ticket for groups of 8 or more.


Link should work after midnight Monday.

I'm thinking I'm in on this too should we get to an eight count.

CT

MarkDaSpark


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mommadeb1 wrote:crap, I am assuming this deal is only for today? I don't know if hubby has found out if he is working that weekend out there.....



Yes, this is only for today.

Not sure if this is better than PSgrouPieS rate, but it seems close for the group rate.

PSgrouPies get to go in early, between 5 and 6 pm, so if you don't (or can't) make the 5/5:30 pm entry, then this ticket is for you. Not sure how many PSgrouPieS tickets I'll be able to get when they tell me. But it might be
enough then.

I like to go in early and scope out the Silent Auction stuff. And food. Oh, and there might be some excellent wine there too!


Edit: So, if interested in this special CM group rate, post here. And once we reach 8, be prepared to PayPal me.


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trifecta


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Yes, this is only for today.

Not sure if this is better than PSgrouPieS rate, but it seems close for the group rate.

PSgrouPies get to go in early, between 5 and 6 pm, so if you don't (or can't) make the 5/5:30 pm entry, then this ticket is for you. Not sure how many PSgrouPieS tickets I'll be able to get when they tell me. But it might be
enough then.

I like to go in early and scope out the Silent Auction stuff. And food. Oh, and there might be some excellent wine there too!



Good point. I will hold out for the grouPieS rate. We have a membership as well, if we end up needing more tickets.

I guess I will get to scope the auction early too

bahwm


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Yes, this is only for today.

Not sure if this is better than PSgrouPieS rate, but it seems close for the group rate.

PSgrouPies get to go in early, between 5 and 6 pm, so if you don't (or can't) make the 5/5:30 pm entry, then this ticket is for you. Not sure how many PSgrouPieS tickets I'll be able to get when they tell me. But it might be
enough then.

I like to go in early and scope out the Silent Auction stuff. And food. Oh, and there might be some excellent wine there too!


Edit: So, if interested in this special CM group rate, post here. And once we reach 8, be prepared to PayPal me.


At the bottom of the link that you posted to the CM deal it says, "DISCOUNTS for GrouPieS and Designated Driver available upon request. Call or Email." Don't know for sure when that takes effect.

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hillig


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Sorry folks - just discovered this thread.

What comprises the after party? More PS? Comparing silent auction winnings? Actually seeing what fellow WWers look like?

I'll definitely be at D & D, had a great time last year.

mommadeb1


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Yes, this is only for today.

Not sure if this is better than PSgrouPieS rate, but it seems close for the group rate.

PSgrouPies get to go in early, between 5 and 6 pm, so if you don't (or can't) make the 5/5:30 pm entry, then this ticket is for you. Not sure how many PSgrouPieS tickets I'll be able to get when they tell me. But it might be
enough then.

I like to go in early and scope out the Silent Auction stuff. And food. Oh, and there might be some excellent wine there too!


Edit: So, if interested in this special CM group rate, post here. And once we reach 8, be prepared to PayPal me.



I still don't know... aggggggghhh when will the other tickets be for sale? what should I do?