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Chinese Dinner and Limo Extravaganza at the WCAF/PPFA - Tuesday 1/31/12 *SOLD OUT*

FrameMakers

PFG, Picture Framing God
I got mine today also :)
 

Grey Owl

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
Got mine today, and the probability of still being able to go has probably increased from 40% to 60% +.

I have a very minor surgery scheduled for Monday (Basil Cell Carsonoma(sp), a type of skin cancer), and my 96 year old mother-in-law who lives with us is seeing her doctor late Monday about a surgery later in the week. Janet is doing much better, and Janet's sister hasn't been to the ER for 6 weeks... so it is looking much better!.
 

dawntaylor

Grumbler
I'm sooooo jealous! Why haven't I gotten mine?! Must be because I live in a corn field! :-(
 

mbboston

CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2
I got mine! This is going to be so much fun, I feel like packing my bags today!
 

dawntaylor

Grumbler
Just got my ticket today! Woo-hoo!!! (I'm doing my chair happy dance.) Sweet dreams tonight.
 

SusieQ

CGF, Certified Grumble Framer
Got mine today too!!

I was was getting concerned that I had addressed the envelope incorrectly...
 

Rob Markoff

PFG, Picture Framing God
Updated Official List as of January 23, 2012

1. Rob Markoff - San Diego, CA
2. Barbara Markoff - San Diego, CA
3. John Ford - San Diego, CA
4. Rick Granick - Cincinnati, OH
5. Terry Granick -Cincinnati, OH
6. Mira Bishop - Beverly, MA
7. Greg Bishop - Beverly, MA
8. Mary (watermelon smoothie) Jarvis - Lincoln City, OR
9. AJ Jarvis - Lincoln City, OR
10. Evan Bertwell - Wyoming, RI
11. Jan Bertwell - Wyoming, RI
12. John Heltman - Elida, OH EARLY RETURN LIMO
13. Karen Heltman - Elida, OH EARLY RETURN LIMO
14. Francisco Smith
15. Paula Smith - Seattle, WA
16. Ellen Collins - Haggerstown, MD
17. Sarah Kersting - Hagerstown, MD
18. Andrew Naessig - Hagerstown, MD
19. Brian Erwin - Soldotna, AK - that's ALASKA!
20. Karlee Granath - Soldotna, AK
21. Madeleine Laney - Soldotna, AK
22. Dawn Baker - New Castle, IN
23. Janie Peters - Lafayette, IN
24. John Burton - Meridian, MS
25. Space reserved Paid - ticket not being mailed- I will hold for you
26. Space reserved Paid - ticket not being mailed- I will hold for you
27. Sarah Adams - Indianapolis, IN
28. Michelle Raboin - Amherst, MA
29. Jason Raboin - Amherst, MA
30. Mike Labbe - Lincoln, RI EARLY RETURN LIMO
31. Andy Langlois - Lincoln, RI EARLY RETURN LIMO
32. Susan Lipiner - W. Hartford, CT
33. Joe Lipiner - W. Hartford, CT
34. Russ Wood - Lakewood, CO
35. Becky Florence - Deerfield, NH
36. Carol Graham - Petrolia, Ontario Canada Space Held NOT PAID - ticket not being mailed I will hold for you
37. JoAnne Sherburne - Shelburne Falls, MA EARLY RETURN LIMO
38. Lynn Fey - Norcross, GA EARLY RETURN LIMO
39. David Waldman - Chester, VT EARLY RETURN LIMO
40. Rebecca Waldman- Chester, VT EARLY RETURN LIMO
41. Kirstie Bennett - Berkeley, CA - ticket not being mailed- I will hold for you
42. Jeff Goldberg - Berkeley, CA - ticket not being mailed- I will hold for you
43. Craig Chorman - Rochester, NY
44. Bruce Westphal - Indianapolis, IN - NO SASE ticket not being mailed - I will hold for you
45. Tony McGuire - Indianapolis, IN - NO SASE ticket not being mailed - I will hold for you
46. Susie Conley - Louisville, KY
47. Bob Roth - Louisville, KY
48. Randy Jordan - Hays, KS
49. Sue Jordan -Hays, KS
50. Dave Wetterstroem - Powell, OH
51. David Goldstein - Long Island, NY

Dinner Guests - no limo

1. Cliff Wilson
2. Harry Gaston
3. Amie Gaston
4. E McBride
5. Miranda Smith
6. Sheri Prowse
7. Jamie Penner
8. Guest of John Ford
9.
Sorry - ABSOLUTELY NO MORE!

The former "wait list" is now a "you have a seat for dinner but no limo ride" list. We may be able to "squeeze" a few more into the limos, but NO ONE is sitting on the floor or the ice bucket (and that includes ME.)
There will be one private car plus cabs for the "overflow". Those sharing a cab will split the cab fare plus tip.

For those of you on the overflow list, PLEASE honor your reservation and SHOW UP. If you do not show up and do not cancel, it means that someone who wants to come may be turned down - and that would be a shame ......and bad karma :(.
 

EMcBride

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
I have the private car! I have room for two possibly three (depending on the backside size and how cramped you want to be!) more people!
 

Kirstie

PFG, Picture Framing God
I just took a good look at the list. Where are Jared and Baer?
Is there a conflicting Aussie dinner?
 

Rob Markoff

PFG, Picture Framing God
The Official Completely SOLD OUT list!

1. Rob Markoff - San Diego, CA
2. Barbara Markoff - San Diego, CA
3. John Ford - San Diego, CA
4. Rick Granick - Cincinnati, OH
5. Terry Granick -Cincinnati, OH
6. Mira Bishop - Beverly, MA
7. Greg Bishop - Beverly, MA
8. Mary (watermelon smoothie) Jarvis - Lincoln City, OR
9. AJ Jarvis - Lincoln City, OR
10. Evan Bertwell - Wyoming, RI
11. Jan Bertwell - Wyoming, RI
12. John Heltman - Elida, OH EARLY RETURN LIMO
13. Karen Heltman - Elida, OH EARLY RETURN LIMO
14. Francisco Smith
15. Paula Smith - Seattle, WA
16. Ellen Collins - Haggerstown, MD
17. Sarah Kersting - Hagerstown, MD
18. Andrew Naessig - Hagerstown, MD
19. Brian Erwin - Soldotna, AK - that's ALASKA!
20. Karlee Granath - Soldotna, AK
21. Madeleine Laney - Soldotna, AK
22. Dawn Baker - New Castle, IN
23. Janie Peters - Lafayette, IN
24. John Burton - Meridian, MS
25. Space reserved Paid - ticket not being mailed- I will hold for you
26. Space reserved Paid - ticket not being mailed- I will hold for you
27. Sarah Adams - Indianapolis, IN
28. Michelle Raboin - Amherst, MA
29. Jason Raboin - Amherst, MA
30. Mike Labbe - Lincoln, RI EARLY RETURN LIMO
31. Andy Langlois - Lincoln, RI EARLY RETURN LIMO
32. Susan Lipiner - W. Hartford, CT
33. Joe Lipiner - W. Hartford, CT
34. Russ Wood - Lakewood, CO
35. Becky Florence - Deerfield, NH
36. Carol Graham - Petrolia, Ontario Canada Space Held NOT PAID - ticket not being mailed I will hold for you
37. JoAnne Sherburne - Shelburne Falls, MA EARLY RETURN LIMO
38. Lynn Fey - Norcross, GA EARLY RETURN LIMO
39. David Waldman - Chester, VT EARLY RETURN LIMO
40. Rebecca Waldman- Chester, VT EARLY RETURN LIMO
41. Kirstie Bennett - Berkeley, CA - ticket not being mailed- I will hold for you
42. Jeff Goldberg - Berkeley, CA - ticket not being mailed- I will hold for you
43. Craig Chorman - Rochester, NY
44. Bruce Westphal - Indianapolis, IN - NO SASE ticket not being mailed - I will hold for you
45. Tony McGuire - Indianapolis, IN - NO SASE ticket not being mailed - I will hold for you
46. Susie Conley - Louisville, KY
47. Bob Roth - Louisville, KY
48. Randy Jordan - Hays, KS
49. Sue Jordan -Hays, KS
50. Dave Wetterstroem - Powell, OH
51. David Goldstein - Long Island, NY

Dinner Guests - no limo

1. Cliff Wilson
2. Harry Gaston
3. Amie Gaston
4. E McBride
5. Miranda Smith
6. Sheri Prowse
7. Jamie Penner
8. Mark Klostermeyer
9. Jim Esp
Sorry - ABSOLUTELY NO MORE! 1 private car @ 3 people, 2 cabs @ 3 people

The former "wait list" is now a "you have a seat for dinner but no limo ride" list. We may be able to "squeeze" a few more into the limos, but NO ONE is sitting on the floor or the ice bucket (and that includes ME.)
There will be one private car plus cabs for the "overflow". Those sharing a cab will split the cab fare plus tip.

For those of you on the overflow list, PLEASE honor your reservation and SHOW UP. If you do not show up and do not cancel, it means that someone who wants to come may be turned down - and that would be a shame ......and bad karma .
 

FrameMakers

PFG, Picture Framing God
Could be 25 & 26? I sure hope they are coming.
 

Rob Markoff

PFG, Picture Framing God
Jared is not coming. :(

Aussie dinner is Monday night.

#25 and #26 wish to remain anonymous. :)
 

freakquency

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
ok

so where's the restaurant?
Name ??
Place ??
Menu ??
In case I do show up as a rogue and wish to wave from across the room. :)

Private message me if not appropriate to post here.

(magic word) PLEASE :icon19:
 

Rob Markoff

PFG, Picture Framing God
Hi everyone-

I am thrilled that so many want to join us for the Chinese Dinner this year. I opened reservations for the dinner a month earlier than usual and I feel there has been ample time for making reservations. It's not like I have not been posting updates to the number of seats left. If you make last minute plans, sometimes you can't get what you want.

I hope you will honor and respect the following:

This is a small, family run restaurant. As it is, 60 people ordering off the menu is a real stretch for them. The owner asked that I please select in advance, 5 dishes per table and they would be served family style. This way all 60 could be served in a timely manner and the food would arrive at the same time.

In deference to those who have attended the dinner before, and acknowledging that tasting 10 dishes per table was part of the fun, we decided to continue with our tradition of the person ordering gets first helpings and then everyone shares. This will truly test the kitchen and everyone's patience. If it doesn't go well this year, and if the same number of people want to come next year, we may make a change and also add a third limo.

If I wanted it to be a "show up if you want to" dinner, I would have posted the name and address of the restaurant. We have to have some control over who comes and does not come. I will not post the name of the restaurant because I do not want people showing up and either trying to join us - or "waving from another table."

I still have a LOT of framing and other organization that needs to get done before I leave-

PLEASE STOP CALLING AND OR E-MAILING OR SEND ME PM'S. There is NO space left.

You can show up on Tuesday night where we are gathering and if there are no-shows or cancellations, you are welcome to join us.

That is the best I can do.
 

Randy Jordan

MGF, Master Grumble Framer
ALL RIGHT!!! I can almost taste those deep fried pig intestines!!! MMmmm! MMmmmm! I can hardly wait!!! WOOO HOOO I'm sure this year, EVERYONE, will want to try them! Randy J.
 

FrameMakers

PFG, Picture Framing God
Randy, I am not going to be sitting at your table.
 

MaJa

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
I will NOT share my watermelon smoothie!! LOL

Thank you, thank you, thank you for all your hard work Rob!! You take a ton of you precious time to ensure we all have a great time. AJ and I so looking forward to it!
 

Grey Owl

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
All of you have a wonderful time. And thanks Rob for making this happen.

Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend this year - my mother-in-law, who lives with us passed yesterday, so I will remain in Denver. So one ticket has just opened up.

Looking forward for the one in January 2013.
 

MaJa

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
Awe man, so sorry Russ. We will miss you. ((hug))
 

Randy Jordan

MGF, Master Grumble Framer
I'm sorry to hear about your Mother-in-law, Russ. I was looking forward to seeing you again. And again, sorry for your loss. Randy J.
 

Rob Markoff

PFG, Picture Framing God
Russ - so sorry for your loss. I too was looking forward to your being with us. I will send your limo money back to you as I have already re-sold your ticket.

We are still full at 60 people!
 

Grey Owl

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
Thanks everyone. She had a wonderful life. Her foot was dying [circulation problem because of frost bite as a kid] and the option was amputation or a risky surgery. She wanted to die with her foot so she chose the surgery. She got through the surgery fine, so she got her wish.

But she had a mild stroke and heart attack 2 days later. With the stroke, she could not swallow, and ....

Everyone have a wonderful time, and enjoy the Tsing Cho {spelling} beer :beer: with the great food and company. See you next year.

Rob, if you want, just keep the money, and apply it to next year...
 

Kirstie

PFG, Picture Framing God
So sorry to hear this Russ. You have a lot on your plate right now, and I hope the week goes as well as can be expected. How wonderful that she could live with you during her final years.

We look forward to seeing you next year,
--Kirstie and Jeff
 

DarthFramer

CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2
Where are we meeting for the trip tomorrow?

Where are we meeting for the dinner trip tomorrow evening?:confused:
 

Rob Markoff

PFG, Picture Framing God
Have you looked at your limo tickets :)?

We are meeting OUTSIDE the main doors at 7:15 by the brass dolphins.

The brass dolphins are outside and are NOT the silver mermaids inside :).
 

MaJa

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
They are also NOT the not so brass dolphins you pass when crossing to Harrah's.

See you tomorrow night! (oh, wait, I think technically that would be tonight.)
 

Luddite

PFG, Picture Framing God
EEK..Blackmail worthy!!! That was an AWESOME event...Coolest concept in dinner get togethers anywhere. Thanks! L
 

Droopster

Grumbler in Training
Good Times

I just wanted to say that I had a great time at the dinner. It was very nice meeting many new people. I am new to the grumble and It seems like a good group. I hope I get to go again in the future ;)

PS (My name is Andrew, the young looking guy that was with Ellen and Sarah)
 

MaJa

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
As always, so much fun. And really enjoyed meeting new people like Laura and Andrew. Sad to be leaving our friends, but excited to get home and put some of our new knowledge into play!

Until next year...
 

Rick Granick

SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God
I just wanted to say that I had a great time at the dinner. It was very nice meeting many new people. I am new to the grumble and It seems like a good group. I hope I get to go again in the future ;)

PS (My name is Andrew, the young looking guy that was with Ellen and Sarah)
It was fun having you all at our table. Hope to see you there again.
Have a great year.
:cool: Rick
 

EMcBride

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
I just wanted to say that I had a great time at the dinner. It was very nice meeting many new people. I am new to the grumble and It seems like a good group. I hope I get to go again in the future ;)

PS (My name is Andrew, the young looking guy that was with Ellen and Sarah)
Be afraid, be very afraid. Although it was my first time at the dinner and I had a blast too! Must be the company we keep :)
 

Evan

Grumbler
Yup, had a great time at the dinner. I ordered the rock cod with a black bean sauce, and I thought it was great. Everything we ordered was awesome. had great food and a great time with the grumbler's. We will see you all next year.
 

JWB9999999

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
I had a great time too. Kudos to Rob for organizing it all, and to Mary to getting the herd of cats to actually line up. :thumbsup:
 

EMcBride

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
I had a great time too. Kudos to Rob for organizing it all, and to Mary to getting the herd of cats to actually line up. :thumbsup:
Except for the 5 kittens that skulked away to drive off into the night before getting checked in and getting Mary in trouble. Sorry Mary! I most humbly extend my most sincere apoligies! But it was the other 4 kitties fault. I was just the chauffuer
 
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