HI everyone: This is an abridged repost of last Monday's diary, just to remind y'all that we've got a party on tomorrow; no poll, but please rec and feel free to comment. See you tomorrow!

For this Very Special Meetup, we’re delighted to be hosting Onomastic, one of the most prolific and generous-spirited contributors to this site, and Yasuragi, Gulf Watcher extraordinaire and another indefatigable supporter of our community. Both of them are high on my list of Kossacks I'd Like to Meet, and you’ll love meeting them too!
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It’s also a VSM because it’s Real Inauguration Day (RID), the day that President Obama will actually be taking the Oath of Office for the second time. So we get to celebrate the President's inauguration together and don't have to worry about missing all the hoopla, which will be happening the next day, Monday, Jan 21, henceforth to be known as Fake Inauguration Day (FID).

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Details below the orange gnocchi:

Date: Sunday, January 20, 2013
Time: 12 noon - ???pm
Place: Spitzer's Corner
         101 Rivington Street (corner of Ludlow)
Meet us in the back room. This venue is wheelchair accessible.

Directions by subway: J,M,Z,F to Essex St./Delancey Street Station.

    If you're coming in from outside the city:

    From Grand Central: take the downtown 6 train (6 stops) to Bleecker Street Station, walk downstairs to Broadway-Lafayette station, change for the downtown F train (2 stops) to Delancey Street Station.

    From Penn Station: walk one block east to 34th St/Herald Square subway station, take F train (10 stops) to Delancey Street Station.

    From Port Authority Bus Terminal: take the downtown A,C, or E train to West 4th Street Station (4 stops), walk downstairs and take the downtown F train (3 stops) to Delancey Street.

    Any of these trips takes about 20-25 minutes.

   If you are driving, there's a very inexpensive municipal lot a block or two away, on Delancey Street. And on-street parking is free on Sundays.

As you see, we'll be hanging at our usual weekend spot. This will be our second weekender in a row, and I apologize to those of who you can't make weekend meetups. We've scheduled to accommodate our visitors and I promise to make it up to you in the (near!) future.

H/t and special thanks to the delightful joanbrooker for helping to get the date set up,
and for those of you we'll be missing, I hope you're having a good New Year so far, and we'll see each other soon!

And just in case you didn't notice,

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Update: I am very sorry to report that Yasuragi will be unable to join us tomorrow, due to illness (very temporary, we hope!). There's a lot of it going around, so take care of yourself, Yas. We all send you virtual hugs, and we'll look for you at the next meetup!
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