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We've all got quirks our friends and family tease us about. When I was a kid I got teased relentlessly for using words I couldn't pronounce.  I had read them, I knew what they meant and I could use them in correct context, but when I pronounced them nobody knew what the hell I was talking about.  (I blame this on phonics.  English is a cruel language.) As an adult I now get odd looks for collecting animal skulls ("Why do you like dead things?") and dressing up my life-sized David statue ("You really should have had kids.")

You're probably also mildly weird in some insignificant way.  I'm not talking major scary pathological character flaws here, just those small ways in which you're tweaked, like   when you refuse to walk across the street against a red light even when there's not a single car for a hundred miles, or when you find yourself unable to eat or drink something past its expiration date, even when it tastes just fine. Not that I do things like that know someone like that. Really.

You can tell me. Or you can tell me about someone else's oddities. Either way I promise I won't tease you.

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One of p50's quirks (and I know this won't surprise regulars who see his daily DJ music selections) is that he has a perpetual earworm.  Earwormis perpetuis.  I can turn to him at any hour of day or night and ask, "What song is playing in your head right now?" and he always, always can instantly name one. It's like living with a human jukebox.

He also has an odd form of object-blindness.  If the scissors aren't in their accustomed place next to the desk lamp and are resting mere inches away, he can't see them.  It's like they've ceased to exist when out of context.  He'll come to me swearing he's looked everywhere, and then shakes his head in utter bafflement when I point them out.

So, how are you tweaked?
Better yet, how is someone you love tweaked?

I'm listening.

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

:: COMMUNITY BUILDING UPDATES ::
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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 we're here for advice.

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:: Event Reporting ::
[From navajo: Thank you so much, sidnora for this diary! What a great event and so many attendees! The rest of the diary is here: Up on the Roof (Deck) - 10/1 NYC Meetup Photo Diary (Photo Heavy) ]

We came, we drank, we ruled The Three Monkeys!
All photography by ask - thank you!!!!!
       

plf515 and avadoria begin the evening with some genteel chat and some Delirium Tremens (that's beer!)
10/1/12, belinda ridgewood
...while belinda ridgewood begins with a Guiness.
10/1/12, It's the Supreme Court, Stupid
It's the Supreme Court, Stupid enjoys an exotic brew in an impressive glass.
10/1/12, Jawina
we met some newcomers to the NYC meetup scene, like Jawina...
10/1/12, Dumas EagerSeton, PsiFighter37
...and Dumas EagerSeton (left), and welcomed back some long-lost friends, like PsiFighter37...
10/1/12, Laura Clawson
...and Laura Clawson.
10/1/12, Ian Reifowitz
Ian Reifowitz kindly autographed my copy of his book (not to be confused with that other horrible book with the same title)!
[From navajo: The rest of the diary is here: Up on the Roof (Deck) - 10/1 NYC Meetup Photo Diary (Photo Heavy)  Thanks, Sidnora! ]
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SF Kossacks meetup 10/3/12 debate party, Glen the Plumber, Lusty, ManOutOfTime and madhaus.
SFKossacks Debate Watch Party 10.3.12
Backrow: Glen the Plumber, ManOutOfTime and madhaus
Front: Lusty
:: Current Diaries in Planning Mode ::
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ALERT!

BALTIMORE IS CURRENTLY ORGANIZING DEBATE WATCH PARTIES: See this diary, Next Baltimore Kossack meetup by sreeizzle2012.

To join Maryland Kos send sreeizzle2012 a Kosmail.

:: Regions Organizing! ::
NEW GROUPS IN THE PROCESS OF ORGANIZING:

Portland, Oregon Area:  Kosmail: Horace Boothroyd III to be included in the group.

Cleveland and Northeast Ohio Area:  Kosmail: GenXangster

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These are the groups that have started since * NEW DAY * began. Please Kosmail navajo if you have started a group before that.
NEW GROUPS LIST:

California Central Valley Kossacks - Organizer: tgypsy

New England Kossacks - Organizer: Clytemnestra

Houston Area Kossacks - Organizer: Chrislove

Kossacks in India - Organizer: chandu

CenTex Kossacks - Organizer: papa monzano
Current diary: Meet-up Planning Take 1

Central Ohio Kossacks - Organizer: VetGrl

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ESTABLISHED GROUPS LIST: (List will grow as we discover them)

SFKossacks Founded by navajo, Formed: May 2, 2005, More than 80 members

Maryland Kos Founded by timmyc, Formed: Feb 23, 2011, More than 54 members

New York City Founded by Eddie C, More than 58 members

Baja Arizona Kossacks Founded by buddabelly, Formed: Feb. 13. 2011, 90 members

Three Star Kossacks Founded by maryKK, Formed: Apr 8, 2011, 46 members

Nashville KosKats Founded by ZenTrainer, Formed: Jan 30, 2012, 28 members

Virginia Kos Founded by JamieG from Md, Formed: May 3, 2011, 67 members

•  Kos Georgia Founded by pat208, Formed: Feb 13, 2011, 18 members

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:: Events Currently on the Books for ALL Kossacks ::
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Wednesday, October 10th

Save Our State Rally

MC: Cindy Chavez ~ Executive Director, Working Partnerships USA


Speakers: Ash Kalra ~ San José City Council, District 2
                Shawn Bagley ~ Regional Director, CA Democratic Party
                Jennifer Thomas ~ Vice President, San José Teachers' Association
                Scott Myers-Lipton ~ Sociology Professor, SJSU
                Craig Dunkerley ~ California Clean Money Campaign

TIME: 6:00pm to 7:30 PM
LOCATION: San José City Hall Plaza
200 E. Santa Clara Street
San José, California

ORGANIZER: Dream Menders - RSVP at: Dream Menders on Facebook or Eventbrite

Latest Diary: Dream Menders: Save Our State by Glen the Plumber
Join DKos Dream Menders Group founded by Glen the Plumber

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DailyKos readers who live and/or work in New England
(Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont)
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Saturday, October 13th

New England Meet-Up

TIME: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Margaritas Mexican Restaurant
775 Lafayette Road
Portsmouth, New Hampshire


ORGANIZERS: Common Sense Mainer and Bill in Portland Maine - Send Common Sense Mainer an email at cuckolds04103@gmail.com to RSVP. (He prefers his email listed.)

RSVPs:
1. Common Sense Mainer
2. Bill in Portland Maine
3. Clytemnestra
4. polisigh
5. Brillig
6. Mik
7. K1
8. K2
9. Simple
10. fennster
11. commonmass
12. GreenMountainBoy02
13. Sadiesue
14. rick deville
15. bouidi08
16. bjedward
17. mayim
18. Debbie in ME
19. Thestral
20. Ed Tracey
21. parsonbeach
22. Mr. parsonbeach
23. vacationland
24. sfbob

25. sfbob's friend
26. loreleiHi
27. cailin ard
28. Jim Wilson
29. Angela Quattrano
30. Angela's boyfriend
31. nhox42
32. Anothermassachusettsliberal
33. Jillian
34. knautical knots
35. Linda

Maybes:
1. kestrel9000
2. paulitics
3. moody loner
4. mommyp00ka
5. jarbyus
6. DamselleFly
7. BobBlueMass
8. radical simplicity
9. Not the Username I Wanted
10. lurker
11. annieli
12. DowneastDem
13. gracielove

Latest diary about this event: New England Kossacks Meet up.
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Saturday, October 13th

Houston Area Meet-Up

TIME: 1:00 PM
LOCATION: La Mexicana Restaurant
1018 Fairview Street
Montrose


ORGANIZER: Chrislove - Send a Kosmail to RSVP.

RSVPs:
1. Chrislove
2. cosette
3. Delilah
4. disconnect the dots
5. GrannyOPhilly
6. GrannyOPhilly husband
7. jkojak67 (maybe)
8. krwheaton
9. Libby Shaw
10. miscanthus

11. Mosquito Pilot
12. nomandates
13. OrganizedCrime
14. PDiddie
15. PDiddie wife
16. suesue
17 Texdude50
18. Texdude50 partner
19. txscorp
20.

Latest diary on this event: Houston Area Kossacks: Meet-up scheduled for Saturday, October 13!
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Saturday, October 13th

Baltimore to Washington Area Meet-Up

TIME: TBD
LOCATION: TBD

ORGANIZER: JamieG from Md - Kosmail to RSVP

RSVPs:
1. JamieG from Md
2. JamieG from Md's husband
3. Diana in NoVa
4. VexingEyes
5. webgenie
6. JanetT in Md
7. JTinDC
8. sreeizzle2012
9. it really is that important
10. Trs
11. captainlaser
12. billlaurelMD
13. mollyd
14. JR
15. LeoDaLion

16. Hastur
17. ConfusedSkyes
18. cpinva
19. JG in MD
20. Chris Bowers
21. louisev
22. mimi
23. agrenadier

Maybes:
IndieGuy
TheOtherMaven
Axmill

Latest diary on this event: "Baltimore to Washington" - meetup
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Friday, October 19th

SFKossack Red Carpet Rollout for Dave in Northridge

TIME: 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Yank Sing
Rincon Center, 101 Spear St., San Francisco

ORGANIZER: navajo - Send a Kosmail to RSVP.

RSVP LIST:
1. Dave in Northridge
2. navajo
3. Lorikeet
4. Steveningen
5. jpmassar
6. kimoconnor
7. norm (Maybe)
8. MrNavajo
9. remembrance
10. Glen the Plumber

11. Dharmasyd
12. boatsie
13. side pocket
14. FogCityJohn
15. Kamakhya
16. Frugal Granny
17. madhaus (maybe)
18. enhydra lutris
19. Shockwave (maybe)
20.

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Monday, October 22nd

DAILY KOS HQ: SFKossacks watch the final Presidential Debate Party

TIME: 5:00 PM Pacific
LOCATION: Daily Kos Office
Berkeley
(address will be given to RSVPs by Kosmail)
5 min. walk from Ashby BART

ORGANIZERS: Markos and navajo - Send a Kosmail to RSVP.

RSVP LIST:
1. Markos
2. Susan Gardner
3. Kaili Joy Gray
4. Faith Gardner
5. Will Rockafellow
6. Meteor Blades
7. navajo
8. citisven
9. Glen the Plumber
10. jotter
11. kimoconnor
12. jpmassar
13. norm
14. precinct1233
15. Ebby
16. lineatus
17. ceebee7
18. Dharmasyd
19. madhaus
20. [anonymous]
21. [anonymous]
22. remembrance (maybe)
23. paradise50 (maybe)
24. Jeff in CA
25. Kamakhya
26. side pocket
27. Mary Rickles

28. mwk
29. boatsie
30. shanikka
31. shanikka's DAH
32. mber
33. Cathie
34. The Awful Truth
35. Lorikeet
36. dksbook
37. mr. dksbook
38. The dksbook's SIL
39. Pluto (maybe)
40. cooper888
41. GotMooned
42. Raven Brooks
43. Navi Ganancial
44. Melissa
45. means are the ends
46. Isara
47. Isara's partner
48. AoT
49. freewayblogger
50. Shockwave
51. Shockwave's guest
52. wiljago
53. Fe Bongolan

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Saturday, November 10th
Northern California Central Valley Kossacks Potluck Lunch

TIME: Noon
LOCATION: Kestrel's home in Sacramento
There will also be a pre-meet up birding adventure at Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area.

ORGANIZERS: tgypsy and Kestrel - Send tygypsy a Kosmail to RSVP.

RSVPs:
1. tygypsy
2. Kestrel
3. Sally Cat
4. Mr. Cat
5. mrsgoo

Latest diary: CV Kossacks: Post-Election Meet Up

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DailyKos readers who live and/or work in New England
(Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont)

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Sunday, November 11th
New England Kossacks MEET-UP

TIME: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
LOCATION: The People's Pub
24 Federal St
Greenfield, MA 01301
(413) 773-0333

ORGANIZER: Send Clytemnestra a Kosmail to RSVP.

We will be collecting donations for the Native American Netroots project Okiciyap at this Meet Up.

RSVPs:
1. Clytemnestra
2. Remembering Jello

Maybes:
1. annieli

Latest diary: New England Kossacks - November Meet Up

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

Okay. Floor's open.
Tell us what you are doing on this NEW DAY?

Originally posted to Connect! Unite! Act! on Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 07:30 AM PDT.

Also republished by SFKossacks.

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