NYC Community Conversation Tomorrow Night : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Don't forget at 6 pm--John Jay auditorium between 58th and 59th on Tenth Ave.

-- Mara Wayne (, September 07, 1999


Out of curiousity Mara, do you know if the public is invited, OR if it's invitation only?

I got off the phone with a friend last night who was "invited" to the Chicago "Community Conversation". He was totally disgusted with what occurred. Said the whole thing was orchestrated.

He's on a first name basis with Koskinen. They've both been speakers at various deals. They both talk by phone.

My friend called these "community conversations" a sham.

I don't want to go into detail about my "friend" because it wouldn't be hard to figure out who he is. [No, he's not Ed Yourdon, Jim Lord, Ed Yourdon or Michael Hyatt!]

Just curious as to who's actually attending these things.


-- Cheryl (, September 07, 1999.

Forgot to mention ... we talked about SO much stuff besides Y2K, cause he's a good personal friend. I forgot to ask him about who else attended. And, when push comes to shove ... it doesn't matter.

Funny, so much got me upset last year (a lot still does - but I'm not as verbal about it). Like many ... after being berated by others for 1-1/2 yrs about Y2k ... you just learn to keep your mouth shut and take care of yourself and those close to you.

Funny thing's been happening though. When I moved from Houston last October, I pretty much severed contact with everyone. It was just too emotionally draining. But, over the past few weeks ... I've been getting calls from my old friends ... and they bring up "Y2K"!

It's been the wives of the guys who are CEO's of companies - large and small. These women are worried because the guys aren't taking it seriously. SIGH.

I've been giving them advice on preps. Doesn't matter if you live in a multi-million dollar mansion or a small house or an apartment. When push comes to shove food, water, etc. is what everyone needs.

It's amazing how many $1 million+ homes have so little food in those fancy pantries of theirs. They have more than most, but it's still relative, I suppose.

I used to have a maid come in twice a week for over 12 years. I hadn't ironed, cleaned house ... blah blah blah.

I moved to Oregon in January on my own. No maids. Though I have to admit, I still have someone come in twice a month. I hate to scrub floors and bathrooms. But, she's been teaching me. And I do it on my own when she's not around. I've been a good pupil. (Still don't like it though.)

I have 1-1/2 acres. Have been learning all of this "basic" stuff. Plus, LOTS of gardening (thru trial & error) ... fruit trees (with limbs breaking cause I didn't know you were supposed to "thin") ... tomatoes (that got the "blight") ... could go on and on.

No manicures these days - LOL.

Sorry to go off on a tangent. Gotta run. Just got a call, and have a Bingo party to go to:-)

-- Cheryl (, September 07, 1999.

Gosh, Cheryl, of course these things are open to the public. I will get there early though since seating is limited. I'm bringing my friend/masseuse who is a doomer, too.

-- Mara Wayne (, September 07, 1999.

Mara, don't forget your pitchfork! ;^)

We were really looking forward to showing up as the Gothic Doomer Farmer couple with our pitchforks, and making a point to Koffinsky's face, but we had to work that day.

Must've been the Lord sparing us the bouncers ... ;~D

-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (, September 07, 1999.

A&L, As it will be dinner time, I was thinking we should open our cans of beans and packages of dried turkey sticks!

-- Mara Wayne (, September 07, 1999.

Hey, go for symbolism -- offer him a big ole piece of jerky!

And a big jar of Beano ribboned large "For Your Hot Air."

-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (, September 07, 1999.

My, my.

A community conversation in the media capital of the Western Hemisphere.

Do report back, Mara.


-- FM (, September 07, 1999.


Please tell me that you will be safely somewhere other than NYC come New Year's Evil.


-- Pinkrock (, September 08, 1999.

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