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to tell us what you're working on, share your show & tell, vent, whatever you want...  
...this is an open thread. Nothing is off topic.

TODAY'S COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION FEATURE:

Okay. We've been way too serious in our previous posts. It's time to lighten it up a bit.



What's in your fridge?
No cleaning!
Just go snap a pic or tell us what's in there.




I gotta double wide...
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On the outside, one wall is called the Fridge of Fame. If you send me a photo, it goes up there.

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My favorite shelf in the fridge:                     Photo details from the Fridge of Fame:
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                                                                      Holiday Card from Elisa

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             My relations on the rez                       American Indian Actors

h/t Topic courtesy of Land of Enchantment


YOUR TURN: What's in your fridge? No cleaning!
Just go snap a pic or tell us what's in there.
I'm listening.

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Latest Updates on Kossack Regional Meet-Up News Below the Fold



COMMUNITY BUILDING UPDATES:
Let's build communities!

Every region needs a meat-space community like SFKossacks.
We take care of each other in real life.
I urge YOU to take the lead and organize one in your region.
Please tell us about it if you do and I'm here for advice.
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THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY

:: New Regions Organzing! ::
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Los Angeles is trying to organize! If you're interested please visit this diary:
Los Angeles Coffee Klatch/Meetup?
And/or send a kosmail to DontTaseMeBro.

Interested in future meetup:
1. DontTaseMeBro (Silver Lake)
2. susans (Long Beach)
3. jakedog42 (Orange County)
4. occams hatchet (Heaven)
5. murphy (Silver Lake)
6. Shockwave (God Knows)

You can also tell us here in a comment that will be passed onto DonTaseMeBro.

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tgypsy, join her new group!
Central Valley Kossacks
Organizer: tgypsy
Send her a Kosmail if you'd like an invitation to this new group.
This region includes Redding, Red Bluff, Chico, Yuba City, Marysville, Woodland, Winters, Davis, Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto, Merced, Fresno, Bakersfield and surrounding nearby towns.

Latest Diary on organizing Central Valley Kossacks:
Central Valley Kossacks - checking in

In that diary, mrsgoo suggested a meet-up to watch Restoring the Delta at the Crest Theater in Sacramento, Wednesday, August 8. US Representative George Miller and Senator Lois Wolk will be there. Please send a Kosmail to organizer mrsgoo if you'd like to join her.
This region has always been included in SFKossacks and we still welcome anyone who wants to attend our events.

Kudos, tgypsy for taking the reins!

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Houston Area Kossacks
Organizer: Chrislove
Latest Diary on organizing Houston Area Kossacks:
New Group: Houston Area Kossacks

Members so far:
1. Texdude50
2. miscanthus
3. nomandates
4. dugjxn
5. Delilah
6. camlbacker
7. Hunter Huxley
8. Grizzard

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WIN WIN WIN !!! SUCCESSFUL MEETUP BY LOUISIANA KOSSACKS! See photo diary recap here. Major high fives to mlharges for organizing and executing this event. Kudo city!
NOLA Kossack Meetup, The Wrapup
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Saturday, August 11th

Maryland/Virginia/DC Kossacks Meet-Up

TIME: 6:30 PM
LOCATION: Panera
8541 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD

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

HOST: JamieG from Md

Current Diary: Maryland/Virginia/DC Meetup this Saturday

RSVP LIST:
1. JamieG from Md
2. mollyd
3. Gordon20024
4. Diana in NoVa
5. a gilas girl

Interested in future meetups:
1. JanetT in MD
2. stevenwag
3. A Mad Mad World
4. dadadata
5. Noor B
6. Diana in NoVa
7. mollyd
8. mimi
9. VexingEyes + husband
10. Mikesq
11. angelajean

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:: Events Currently on the Books for SFKossacks ::
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Sunday, August 19th

Red Carpet DOUBLE Rollout for the Tim Delaney Oyster FigBASH!

TIME: Noon
LOCATION: Heart's Desire Beach at Tomales Bay State Park
HOSTS: navajo, side pocket and DBunn

Tim Delaney is flying to visit his sisters smiley creek (+Paradise50) and mimi2three in NorCal. After his visit there he's going to spend a few days in the Bay Area. The NorCal contingent will roll down with him.

figbash is flying from Chicago to attend. We can't wait.

Stay tuned!

RSVP LIST:

1. Tim Delaney
2. figbash
3. navajo
4. side pocket
5. DBunn
6. smiley creek
7. paradise50
8. mimi2three
9. norm
10. Meteor Blades
11. Dharmasyd
12. kimonconnor
13. citisven
14. Ebby
15. Bustergirl
16. Glen the Plumber
17. remembrance
18. Deb (Friend of Paradise50 and smileycreek)
19. no way lack of brain
20. Oke
21. rfall
22. Kamakhya (Maybe)
23. maggie jean
24. Sally Cat
25. Mr. Cat
26. Anonymous SFKossack #1
27. Anonymous SFKossack #2

The per car fee to get into Tomales Bay park is $8 and $7 for seniors, credit card only.

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How to get there: From San Francisco, take Highway 101 north over the Golden Gate Bridge and continue 7.5 miles to Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. Take that exit west and drive 20 miles to Highway 1. Turn right on Highway 1 and drive 100 yards to Bear Valley Road. Turn left on Bear Valley Road and drive 2 miles to Sir Francis Drake Highway. Turn left on Sir Francis Drake Highway and drive 5.6 miles to Pierce Point Road. Bear right on Pierce Point Road and drive 1.2 miles to the entrance road on the right for Tomales Bay State Park (well signed). Turn right and drive 1.5 miles to the parking area and the trailhead at Heart's Desire Beach.
The SFKossacks have a reputation for Rolling Out the Red Carpet for out-of-town visitors. You just have to Kosmail me and we'll set something up for you if you ever visit us.
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:: Events Currently on the Books for NYC Kossacks ::
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Sunday, August 19th

North-East Tri-State Meet-Up

TIME: Noon
LOCATION: Spitzer's Corner
101 Rivington Street (cross-street Ludlow)
Directions by subway: J,M,Z,F to Essex St./Delancey Street Station.

HOSTS: gchaucer2, Phil S 33 and sidnora

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.

RSVP LIST:

1. Blue Jersey Mom -- confirmed
2. Rubyr -- confirmed
3. gchaucer2 -- confirmed
4. Phil S 33 -- in spirit and in our hearts
5. mconvente -- confirmed
6. asterkitty -- confirmed
7. hayden (Maybe)
8. Roxine
9. Actbriniel
10. davidseth -Can give rides to ppl in Columbia, Dutchess, Putnam Counties or near Taconic Parkway
11. kishik
12. DawnN
13. Missys Brother (Maybe)
14. kathny (Maybe)
15  sidnora -- confirmed
16. Belinda Ridgewood -- confirmed
17. MBNYC
18. TiaRachel (Maybe)
19. Design the Future
20. FindingMyVoice (Maybe)
21. ericlewis0

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:: Events Currently on the Books for New England Kossacks ::
DailyKos readers who live and/or work in New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont)
Saturday, September 15th

New England Kossak Meet Up!

TIME: Noon - 3pm
LOCATION: Bangkok Cafe
369 Central Street
Foxborough, MA 02035
508-543-THAI (8424)
map
HOST: Clytemnestra

The Mansfield (MA)  MBTA station is about 1 mile from the restaurant.  MBTA schedule (Providence/Stoughton Line); walking directions from the train station to Bangkok Cafe
Easy Off, Easy On via I-95  
Coming from the south (Rhode Island, Connecticut, etc.) on I-95
Coming from the north (Boston) on I-95
Coming on I-495 from Fall River/Brockton (going toward Milford/Marlborough)
Coming on I-495 from Worcester/I-90 (Mass Pike) (going toward Fall River)

Affirmative RSVPs thus far:
1. Clytemnestra
2. Rick DeVille (husband of SadieSue)
3. SadieSue (they will be coming from Western Mass willing to carpool.  Use kosmail)
4. GreyHawk
5.Hawkwife
6. thankgodforairamerica (coming from Waterbury, CT willing to carpool.  Use Kosmail)
7. litho (Maybe)
8. paulitics (Maybe)
9. brillig (Maybe)
10. northerntier  (will be coming from central VT, willing to carpool) (Maybe)
11. The Poet Deploreate (will be coming from the North Shore, willing to carpool) (Maybe)
12. Common Sense Mainer (Maybe)
13. Phil S 33 (Maybe)

Latest diary about this event.

Send navajo a kosmail if you post a diary about an event so we can update our round-up.



This diary is an example of what SFKossacks do year-round to build our community.
Personal bonds are strengthened and more are feeling comfortable
creating events on their own.

SFKossacks has been organizing since 2005.

~~~



Okay. Floor's open.

Tell us what you are doing on this NEW DAY?


Originally posted to DIVA on Wed Aug 08, 2012 at 07:30 AM PDT.

Also republished by SFKossacks and Connect! Unite! Act!.

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