1st NORTHERN VA GET TOGETHER: Thursday, May 20, 1999

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Still waiting for the menu to get faxed over and someone will work on the map later this afternoon. Later tonight, I will contact you by email with all the details if you emailed me with your name and phone number. If you haven't emailed me yet with your info, please do so at your earliest convenience. I will also add a list to this thread. The list will contain the forum names of the participants I know that are coming. This way you can make sure that you will be getting an email with the details. Or you can holler if you didn't get your email.

Thanks for your patience. I look forward to a great get together with special guest, Big Dog.

Sincerely, Stan Faryna

-- Stan Faryna (info@giglobal.com), May 18, 1999


STAN: Sorry I will not be able to attend. Would enjoy attaching faces, demeanors, and context, to the many words authored by those with whom you will be smoozing.

Mr. Decker: Gold, much like the cuban or two that you will no doubt be enjoying following the dinner, shall only lose its fundantal value, when those that appreciate such things, lose their ability to distinguish between the particular Havana you will likely have selected for the occasion, and the assault on the senses provided by a Swisher.....

-- Dave Walden (wprop@concentric.net), May 18, 1999.

Stan: I'll be in Europe Thursday, but please keep me posted about follow-up events.

Thanks, Scott

-- Scott Johnson (scojo@yahoo.com), May 18, 1999.

Up, up & away!

-- Bingo1 (howe9@pop.shentel.net), May 18, 1999.

Is anyone particpating in the Community Conversations hosted by the President's Council Thurday at 2pm?

If so, may I join you?


-- Critt Jarvis (middleground@critt.com), May 18, 1999.

Haven't heard about it...is it local or on-line?

-- Robert A. Cook, PE (Kennesaw, GA) (cook.r@csaatl.com), May 18, 1999.


Community Conversations hosted by the President's Council Thurday at 2pm? Whatsis?

-- Bingo1 (howe9@pop.shentel.net), May 18, 1999.

Sheesh, Stan, I'm MAJORLY unimpressive, as Poole and Mutha, among many others, can testify on the forum. Critt forced me to dig his garden before feeding me a hamburger and a beer when I was in NC. Then, Old Git got us a table at a Holiday Inn (fancy) where Puddintame and I sat so low in the broken seat that we could barely see over the table. I'm actually blowing my cover big-time.


-- BigDog (BigDog@duffer.com), May 18, 1999.

You did what for a free beer and hamburger?

Look, just between the two of us, my wife has really been after me to repaint the house this summer; and if you'll be by anytime soon .....

-- Robert A. Cook, PE (Kennesaw, GA) (cook.r@csaatl.com), May 18, 1999.

.... and it looks like they're going to make me wait tables at the restaurant Stan has reserved. Sigh. It's a dog's life.

(psst, Robert, I am so s .... l ... o ... w as a painter that the wife and kids usually grab the paint brush from sheer frustration. I guess one reason I can handle Y2K is that it very like watching paint dry ...).

-- BigDog (BigDog@duffer.com), May 18, 1999.


Again, my apologies for the delay on the emails. The 400k emails (g) have been sent out. They include location, text directions, map graphics, menu graphics, and other details. If I left anything out, please remind me. But I got a problem... offhand, I don't know the forum names of all the participants, so how can I list them? I sent out about 10 emails to the following: Big Dog, Critt, Bingo1, Mr. Decker, Arlin, Sarah, Y2K-Kitchen, and... and... If you didn't get an email and you want to come, let me know. You have until tomorrow. Otherwise, you need to hook up with one of the people who are coming.

Sincerely, Stan Faryna

-- Stan Faryna (info@giglobal.com), May 18, 1999.

Dave and Scott:

Perhaps, if we plan on an August meeting (move the 2nd meeting to August or have a third), you guys can make it.

Big Dog:

The meat is alright. The portions are fair. The appetizers and sides are huge! Wait tables? I was going to ask you to help me chop wood and haul water. (laughing)

Mr. Decker:

Will you be joining us for this round, or the next?


It's a shame we can get more people to come on out. I know there has to be a whole bunch more of the NOVA Y2K, DC Y2K, and MD Y2K group people who are lurking on this forum.

Sincerely, Stan Faryna

-- Stan Faryna (info@giglobal.com), May 18, 1999.

indeed this should be interesting - not the least of which because my fiancee' is now teasing me about missing choir rehearsal to go smoke cigars with the guys...and what that might portend for the future....

Personally I don't think it's too serious, as long as she doesn't tell the choir director, or I'll be refiling old choir music for the next six months...say... wait a minute...hey B.D. how are you with vertical files and sheet music?...:-)



-- Arlin H. Adams (ahadams@ix.netcom.com), May 18, 1999.


They're teleconferences and you can participate by contacting Susan Hinden with the Council at susan.hinden@gsa.gov


Give 'em a spade and BD becomes a pit-terrier.


-- Critt Jarvis (middleground@critt.com), May 18, 1999.

Hey Arlin,

I'm giving up my regular Thursday evening Prayer Service to attend the D.C. bash. Tell your 'soon to be' you're not the only Yourdonite who'll be turning into a heathen for the night!

Perhaps you could find a substitute for 'heathen' that paints a more favorable picture of our gathering.

Maybe BD could lead us in a short prayer prior to our indulging, if no one objects.

-- Bingo1 (howe9@pop.shentel.net), May 18, 1999.

Bingo, true I am ordained but I don't smoke cigars, so I'm excluded from offering any heathen prayers. And let's not scare away the atheists ..... unless they don't smoke. Wait, I'm getting confused.

-- BigDog (BigDog@duffer.com), May 19, 1999.

Well, Hey! BD, if you've got a collar we'll just let you officiate for those of us in the Christian contingent and then I can just refer to it as an "ecumenical meeting of y2k activists", or some such...

Whaddaya think Bingo - doesn't that sound better?


-- Arlin H. Adams (ahadams@ix.netcom.com), May 19, 1999.

BD, I didn't mean to imply we should give a prayer of thanks for the fine cigars! I hope your just yanking my tail. ;-)

I take prayer very seriously. Prayer helps me to open my heart. It also provides a way for people to connect at a very deep level by sharing in the love prayer engenders.

How does that line go, "where two or three are gathered together in My name...". I believe that would work Arlin! Ecumenical meeting of y2k activists, at least for time it takes to share in a really effective prayer.

I'm sorry to those who aren't into it. Don't mean to make ya uncomfortable. We'll take it somewhere away from the main group if necessary. I don't push my faith upon anyone - EVER!

What say you all?

-- Bingo1 (howe9@pop.shentel.net), May 19, 1999.


sounds like a winner, and we can keep it voluntary so nobody feels pressured.


[who also takes prayer very seriously]

-- Arlin H. Adams (ahadams@ix.netcom.com), May 19, 1999.

Bingo --- I was just yanking on you in fun. All kidding aside, praying together would be very cool and confounding to the principalities and powers. You know, as I mentioned in the Intentional Technology piece, I believe that prayer, being an intentional, non-quantifiable act, is fundamentally radical today in a way not ture in the past and such that we ourselves might not fully understand. Of course, we can find a place and time.

-- BigDog (BigDog@duffer.com), May 19, 1999.

Fellow aliens of this world....

Boy that will probably raise the tentacles of the *.ists

I would reeeeally like to be there, but the 2,750 miles is not managable just now. But my prayers will be with you.

There must be plenty of *work* to around here anyway, judging from the turnout at the Y2K community meeting the other night. {%(

"be ye all of one mind, having compassion one for another, love as brethern, have pity, be courteous"

Peace be with you!


-- unspun@lright (mikeymac@uswest.net), May 19, 1999.

Stan, you got my hopes up for a moment when I misread your opener to be NORTHERN GET TOGETHER. That VA makes a huge difference *sigh*. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all, and I'll tell my friends and family that the unbecoming shade of green they notice is only a 24 hr. flu, nothing to do with envy, nothing at all!

(I'm still working on that "They'll know you are Christians by your love", or to quote St. Paul, "The fruits of the Spirit are love, joy peace, patience...")

-- Tricia the Canuck (jayles@telusplanet.net), May 19, 1999.

I hate being honest...

I really would like to take the drive down 95, but it ain't gonna be easy on a school night. I have "early duty" at work with the other net guy out this week, and I did forget about this when I said hopefully last week, and there's this damned beeper... Ok BigDog, I'll take the bozo with no complaint, or compliant, or whatever... Sorry folks, can't do it this time. However...............

The year is still early. I really would like to get together with the regulars here, some not, but they can come anyway (grin)...

Stay, and staying tuned - Maybe I'll be a host later this summer, when things get back to "normal" at work, like the last 14 years... Really! Got a nice place here, maybe 7/4, we're usually due for a party then, and a few more sure can't hurt! A week or two later may be better, with holiday plans, but I'll still be here! <:)=

-- Sysman (y2kboard@yahoo.com), May 19, 1999.

Mike, you will be with us in our prayers. How are things out there in the wild west? I had a puppy ship in from out your way just recently.

Tricia and Sysman, come on down! I'll pick you up at the train or bus station in D.C.. That goes the same for anyone else who wants to come down by train or bus. Sysman, you can do your homework on the train!

Others, how about you people in the Carolinas? Even Atlanta is not tooooo far away. Fairfax is about 8 hours from Atlanta by car. I can make hotel reservations too.

Sincerely, Stan Faryna

-- Stan Faryna (info@giglobal.com), May 19, 1999.

Did anyone invite Cory Hammasaki? I don't know him personally and haven't exchanged email or chatted with him, but if YOU know him, you might let him know the time and place. I have invited Jay Golter, the new leader of the Northern Virginia Y2K Community Action Group. There are also other people that live nearby like Steve Davis of Coalition 2000. Drop them an email-- if you like.

Sincerely, Stan Faryna

-- Stan Faryna (info@giglobal.com), May 19, 1999.

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