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February 16, 2013 Meet Up

 Saturday, February 16th, 2013
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Margaritas Mexican Restaurant - Portsmouth
775 Lafayette Road
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Host: nhox42

To RSVP please send email to nhox42 at yahoo dot com .
Commonmass has also asked to be kept in the loop please let him know you are coming too at terunharris AT yahoo DOT com

Please kosmail Kossacks offering to car pool.

Everyone welcome!

Update 2/13/13: We will be taking time at the beginning of the meetup (starting at 130ish) for people to share their memories of Terun and celebrate his life!  If you want to speak before the group, please contact nhox42 (Clint) at directly so he can coordinate.  We welcome all who wish to share!

1. Bill in Portland Maine
2. Common Sense Mainer
3. nhox42
4. commonmass
5. The Marti
6 and 7. Nautical Knots and spouse
8. Clytemnestra
9. and 10. parsonsbeach and spouse
11. mayim
12. Jane
13. bjedwards
14. dvcm
15. lurker
16. ialonelady
17. Tallmom
18. leolabeth
19. fennster
20. grammyk
21. JaneinMaine

1. vacationland
2. Debbie in ME
3. annieli
4. icicle68
5. knockbally
6. and 7. DtheO and spouse
8. simple
9. and 10. Santiaga and spouse



Saturday, March 9, 2013
Host: Clytemnestra
Uncassville/Mystic, CT
Event 1
Where: SolToro Tequila Grill
Event 2
Where:  Mystic Pizza
Event 3

Come to one, two or all three events
Diary here
Everyone welcome!


Past New England Kossack Meet Ups  (photo diaries)
September 15, 2012 - Foxboro, MA
October  13, 2012 - Portsmouth, NH
November 11, 2012 - Greenfield, MA
January 12, 2013 - Providence, RI

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  •  No Tips. (13+ / 0-)

    All hugs and good feelings to commonmass and family.

    "Life is too short for front-wheel drive." -Sabine Schmidt

    by nhox42 on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 01:19:02 PM PST

  •  Just a thought----listing emails openly can be a (6+ / 0-)

    potential problem, just sayin'

    Some prefer not to do so.

    Can't attend---hope it is hugely successful.

  •  keeping an eye on the weather (6+ / 0-)

    the guy on channel 6 just said the computer models are backing off from the possibility of a storm Saturday, so hopefully will make it.

    And hoping the friends I usually ride with are going (#9 & 10), but haven't gotten an answer from them yet.

    If they back out, may be looking to meetup with one of the Portland peeps to share a ride the rest of the way.  :)

  •  I'll be able to make it (5+ / 0-)

    Thanks to the generosity of my uncle.

    And this is OT, but germaine to New England Kossacks:

    My uncle was able to store most of my things, but most of his storage space was taken up by an unexpected move home by one of my cousins (otherwise all my things, and most likely I, would be esconsed there).

    But there is about a pallet's worth of floor space of things that still need a home while I straighten out my situation. And I have no where to put it. I do not want to lose half of my possesions again, no matter how meagre they are. :(

    Unless a miracle happens (and I'm industriously working towards one), everything needs to be out before the 17th. If anyone can help with this, I would be beyond grateful.

    If you can help, either Kos mail me, or (prefered) email me at lorelei at roadrunner dot com.

    Thanks, and I can't wait to see everybody!

    Get 10% off with KATALOGUE2013 at my shop, or go to the Kos Katalogue!

    by LoreleiHI on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 02:37:03 PM PST

  •  I'm planning on going (5+ / 0-)

    ...and carpooling, re: our earlier FB exchange. :-) Let me know if I need to send out additional emails.

    "When did it fall apart? Sometime in the '80s / When the great and the good gave way to the greedy and the mean." - Billy Bragg

    by Vacationland on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 04:24:25 PM PST

  •  I'm going to try my darndest to make it, (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    JBL55, nhox42, The Marti

    thought it depends on whether or not I have grand boys and finding out just why my car's check engine light came on tonight.

    I was so hoping to take the train down, silly me. :(

    If I can't make it, I will be there with all of you in spirit. :

    "Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism." Hubert H. Humphrey

    by Onomastic on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 05:43:05 PM PST

  •  I am going to try to make it (2+ / 0-)
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    JBL55, The Marti

    have to see if I can afford to eat but....

    "The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out the conservative adopts them." ~Mark Twain

    by PoliSigh on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 07:13:25 PM PST

  •  Two trips? (2+ / 0-)
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    JBL55, The Marti

        I will be driving down to Portland Friday for the funeral - a three hour trip.  It seems crazy to drive back, then turn around and drive even further the next day, but I really want to do both.  
         I'm contemplating staying over somewhere (super cheap), connecting with whomever I can for breakfast on Saturday, then just lollygagging around like a tourist until the meet up.  I'd appreciate any suggestions for lodging, etc.  

    Too soon old, too late smart.....

    by DvCM on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 10:12:54 PM PST

    •  The Comfort Inn in Portsmouth (3+ / 0-)
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      JBL55, DvCM, The Marti

      Comfort Inn
      more info‎
      1190 Lafayette Road
      Portsmouth, NH 03801
      (603) 433-3338

      Is almost across the street from Margaritas.

      "Life is too short for front-wheel drive." -Sabine Schmidt

      by nhox42 on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 06:00:40 AM PST

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    •  I'll see you at the funeral ... (2+ / 0-)
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      DvCM, The Marti

      ... although I'd rather see you at the meet-up without there having been a need for the funeral.  

      We've never met (I don't think) but you'll recognize me at the funeral if you click on my user ID and look at the picture, except the cat will not be coming with me.  :-)

      "The fears of one class of men are not the measure of the rights of another." ~ George Bancroft (1800-1891)

      by JBL55 on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 06:26:05 AM PST

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      •  I'll keep an eye out for you~ (2+ / 0-)
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        JBL55, The Marti

        My avatar is unhelpful for ID - however, despite being an old DFH, I still look so like any Altar Guild flower committee chair you've ever encountered, that even a detailed description would not be useful.  ;-)  

        Too soon old, too late smart.....

        by DvCM on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 07:39:41 AM PST

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  •  Alas, I cannot come to the meet-up ... (2+ / 0-)
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    The Marti, nhox42

    ... much as I wish I could.

    I'm on call starting Friday night, and someone is doing something with the mainframe that could have an impact on the system I support.  Plus, snow will be moving into my company's service area on Saturday afternoon which could mean enough outages to turn on a subsystem of my system that requires constant monitoring.

    In either case I have to be available, and in the latter case "available" means "on-site."

    I also cannot go to the broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera's production of "Rigoletto" in a movie theater in Brunswick, which is especially disappointing since Mr. L actually said he wanted to see it, something that hasn't happened since we saw the City Opera production of Carlisle Floyd's "Of Mice and Men" in 1998 or 1999.

    Entirely too many things going on in one day!

    "The fears of one class of men are not the measure of the rights of another." ~ George Bancroft (1800-1891)

    by JBL55 on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 06:19:18 AM PST

  •  I'll be there if I have to borrow.... a (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    nhox42, brillig

    dog sled to do it!

    The weather report has improved, so it shouldn't be a problem.

    This one is going to be bittersweet, as it will be my first.  I choose to go with the "sweet" and celebrate with a community that rocks.  srsly and amen.


    We cannot call ourselves a civilised society if we refuse to protect the weakest among us.

    by The Marti on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 08:17:26 AM PST

  •  I'll be there. n/t (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    nhox42, brillig

    ----- GOP found drowned in Grover Norquist's bathtub.

    When it all goes wrong, hippies and engineers will save us. -- Reggie Watts

    by JimWilson on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 08:52:41 AM PST

  •  I'll be there. (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    nhox42, brillig, Onomastic

    Not my spouse, unfortunately. She is recovering from surgery (successful!).

    Thanks for helping with this.

  •  Sad to be missing this (1+ / 0-)
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    I'll be there in spirit though, so please give extra hugs all around and consider them from me!

    The K's are swimming their USA Swimming Regional meet this weekend so we'll be occupied there. K1 swims 1 event tonite (the 500 Free) then 3 tomorrow and 5 Sunday. K2 swims 3 tomorrow and 1 on Sunday. Please send fast swim vibes south!!

    "But hate wears you down, and does not hurt your enemy. It is like taking poison and wishing your enemy would die." - - Cherokee saying

    by brillig on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 07:41:54 AM PST

  •  SadieSue and I... (0+ / 0-)

    ...can only be with you in spirit this time. We trust it will be a joyful noise around that giant table. Hello and great big hugs to all.

    I try to be amused, but I'm usually disgusted (apologies to Elvis Costello).

    by Rick DeVille on Sat Feb 16, 2013 at 02:57:39 AM PST

  •  I am incredibly bummed (0+ / 0-)

    that I am suffering some health issues today and cannot attend. Many thanks to nhox42 for organizing (and offering to drive me!), and much love to commonmass. I was really looking forward to meeting old friends and new.

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