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This is the second and perhaps last call to Motor City Kossacks--and any Michigan Kossacks who'd like to join us--regarding a post-MDP Convention meet-up this coming Saturday, Feb. 23.

So far, we have these people on our YES list:
Brainwrap
GwenM
ProvokingMeaning
And of course me, peregrine kate

Plus a couple of MAYBES:
Mideedah
MichiganChet

We don’t yet have a dinner venue. Here I’ll propose a couple of general options, which we can narrow down as folks respond. Either we could stay downtown—say, in or near Greektown, or perhaps the Mercury Burger Bar, which is on Michigan Avenue very close to Michigan Central Station—or head uptown a little bit to the Cultural Center/WSU area, where we could head to Traffic Jam, Union Station, the Majestic, or even Seva, the vegetarian standby originally in Ann Arbor. What do you think? Other suggestions for great but relatively affordable restaurants are also welcome. (Sorry, but I can't eat at either of the Coney Islands even though their french fries are fabulous.)

If you aren’t sure yet about dinner, but you plan to be at the MDP convention, please let me know anyway; we might be able to say hi to each other at least for a minute while we’re there. I won’t be wearing orange, exactly, but I will have an orange scarf of some sort to help identify me. There are plenty of photos of me on the site already so you will perhaps have the advantage on me!

I hope to get there early enough to take part in the “Blue Tiger Blogger” caucus. (Does anyone know what that name means?) I’m in Dingell’s district (14) and so you could also look for me in that meeting.

Looking forward to Saturday and the possibility of seeing some of you there.

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  •  Heading out briefly (poor timing, perhaps) (14+ / 0-)

    but I wanted to get this posted tonight while there's still a chance that MI folks will see it. I'll be back soon.

    Some DKos series & groups worth your while: Black Kos, Native American Netroots, KosAbility, Monday Night Cancer Club. If you'd like to join the Motor City Kossacks, send me a Kosmail.

    by peregrine kate on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 06:00:05 PM PST

  •  did you see the Stephen Colbert item (5+ / 0-)

    about a developer named Rod Lockwood who wants to buy Belle Isle and turn it into a rich enclave?

  •  Have fun Kate. I wish very much that I could join (4+ / 0-)

    you all.  I love downtown and especially Greektown.  Where ever you wind up eating/meeting I'm sure it will be fabulous.  I hope we can plan a downtown meetup for the group again sometime in the future, I'd love to see all of your smiling faces right in the heart of the Motor City :)  Maybe a summer breakfast at Eastern Market...  

    You can call me 'surely' or you can call me 'surly', but don't call me Shirley.

    by surelyujest on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 07:06:10 PM PST

  •  Although I'll not be able to make it I'll (6+ / 0-)

    be there in spirit. I hope everyone has a good time meeting up with everyone else.

    I'll tell you what justice is. Justice is a knee in the gut from the floor on the chin at night sneaky with a knife brought up down on the magazine of a battleship sandbagged underhanded in the dark without a word of warning.

    by BFSkinner on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 07:27:38 PM PST

  •  I've been sick all week with Bronchitis, so (4+ / 0-)
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    khloemi, Alma, surelyujest, Brainwrap

    it is best for all that I not even consider going.
    Hope you all have a great time together.

    Mother Teresa: "If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."

    by Amber6541 on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 11:42:23 PM PST

    •  Ouch. I hope you are well soon. Bronchitis (0+ / 0-)

      is no fun at all. Huggs! Next time, perhaps it'll work out.

      Some DKos series & groups worth your while: Black Kos, Native American Netroots, KosAbility, Monday Night Cancer Club. If you'd like to join the Motor City Kossacks, send me a Kosmail.

      by peregrine kate on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 07:48:48 AM PST

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  •  Thanks for the heads up, Kate (3+ / 0-)
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    Alma, surelyujest, Brainwrap

    I've got a nasty cold going. Unless Rove is there for me to sneeze on and infect,  I better stay home and get better. Have a drink for me!

    "I will not have another debate with this Congress over whether or not they should pay the bills that they've already racked up through the laws that they passed." President Obama

    by khloemi on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 02:53:07 AM PST

    •  That is considerate of you, khloemi. I hope (0+ / 0-)

      you're well soon. I had a bad cold earlier this month, dragged on for over two weeks. I hope that this one for you doesn't take as long to recover from.

      Some DKos series & groups worth your while: Black Kos, Native American Netroots, KosAbility, Monday Night Cancer Club. If you'd like to join the Motor City Kossacks, send me a Kosmail.

      by peregrine kate on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 07:50:00 AM PST

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  •  I'm leaving... on a jet plane... (2+ / 0-)
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    Alma, surelyujest

    ...otherwise I'd try and attend.  :)

    •  Nice! I hope to somewhere warm and sunny! ;) (0+ / 0-)

      See you next time, I hope. Safe travels.

      Some DKos series & groups worth your while: Black Kos, Native American Netroots, KosAbility, Monday Night Cancer Club. If you'd like to join the Motor City Kossacks, send me a Kosmail.

      by peregrine kate on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 07:50:35 AM PST

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  •  Change my status to "maybe" (1+ / 0-)
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    I'm afraid that Brainwrap Jr. spent the whole week at home with a nasty stomach flu, and just as he recovered I came down with a cold myself.

    I might still be able to attend, but can't be sure.

    •  I hear you, Brainwrap. Hope you're both all (1+ / 0-)
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      better soon. I'll keep an eye out for you just in case you do make it down.

      Some DKos series & groups worth your while: Black Kos, Native American Netroots, KosAbility, Monday Night Cancer Club. If you'd like to join the Motor City Kossacks, send me a Kosmail.

      by peregrine kate on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 07:48:04 AM PST

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      •  I did make it after all, but... (1+ / 0-)
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        a) was running late and b) had to leave early due to still feeling cruddy (plus, Johnson's speech was pretty much identical to his campaign speech anyway).

        Sorry I missed you.

        •  It's OK, you didn't miss anything! (1+ / 0-)
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          We'll have to make a meet-up just for its own sake, since this one simply didn't jell. Next time. Hope you're feeling better soon.

          Some DKos series & groups worth your while: Black Kos, Native American Netroots, KosAbility, Monday Night Cancer Club. If you'd like to join the Motor City Kossacks, send me a Kosmail.

          by peregrine kate on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 05:50:22 PM PST

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  •  Since I haven't been downtown (1+ / 0-)
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    in many years, other than seeing "Wicked" in 2011 and just passing through to get from Michigan Avenue to E. Jefferson, this will be a semi-new adventure for me. Downtown has changed so much since I worked down there from 1970-86.

    I hope that finding parking will not be a problem -- for some reason I always worry about that.

    Also, I think there's a hockey game at the Joe Saturday night, so keep that in mind.  I think it starts at 7 pm, so things may get a little congested downtown between 6-7 pm.

    I love sports. Whenever I can, I always watch the Detroit Tigers on the radio. -- Gerald R. Ford

    by mideedah on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 05:06:49 PM PST

    •  Don't know if you'll see this-- (0+ / 0-)

      but we're arriving later than we'd like to the convention. I'll keep my eye out for you and hope you can do the same. (I think I may have your phone # too which I will take with me just in case.)
      Good point about the hockey!

      Some DKos series & groups worth your while: Black Kos, Native American Netroots, KosAbility, Monday Night Cancer Club. If you'd like to join the Motor City Kossacks, send me a Kosmail.

      by peregrine kate on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 07:47:25 AM PST

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    •  No on the phone number, alas. (0+ / 0-)

      But if you see this, please check your Kosmail for mine.

      Some DKos series & groups worth your while: Black Kos, Native American Netroots, KosAbility, Monday Night Cancer Club. If you'd like to join the Motor City Kossacks, send me a Kosmail.

      by peregrine kate on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 07:52:31 AM PST

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      •  aargh - my car seems to be sick. So (1+ / 0-)
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        EcI will not be making the trip downtown. Hope you see this before the meetup.

        Stupid "check engine" light. But what do you expect from a car that's got got over 222k miles.

        I love sports. Whenever I can, I always watch the Detroit Tigers on the radio. -- Gerald R. Ford

        by mideedah on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 01:10:37 PM PST

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        •  Oh, too bad! (0+ / 0-)

          But the worst thing is having to nurse along a car with so many miles. Our last two cars had over 200K so I know how that goes. Good luck with the fix.

          Some DKos series & groups worth your while: Black Kos, Native American Netroots, KosAbility, Monday Night Cancer Club. If you'd like to join the Motor City Kossacks, send me a Kosmail.

          by peregrine kate on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 04:06:22 PM PST

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