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

Discussion in 'The Grumble' started by Rob Markoff, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. FrameMakers

    FrameMakers PFG, Picture Framing God

    I got mine today also :)
     
  2. Grey Owl

    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!.
     
  3. dawntaylor

    dawntaylor Grumbler

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

    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!
     
  5. dawntaylor

    dawntaylor Grumbler

    Just got my ticket today! Woo-hoo!!! (I'm doing my chair happy dance.) Sweet dreams tonight.
     
  6. JWB9999999

    JWB9999999 SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    I received mine. :)
     
  7. DarthFramer

    DarthFramer CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    Got ours

    Mr. and Mrs. Darth tickets arrived too!
     
  8. Rick Granick

    Rick Granick SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Tickets here. See you there.
    :cool: Rick
     
  9. SusieQ

    SusieQ CGF, Certified Grumble Framer

    Got mine today too!!

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

    alaskanframer CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    The Alaskans have theirs

    The Alaskans have theirs.
    Rob thank so much for the work you do.
     
  11. Still Riverside

    Still Riverside Grumbler in Training

    got my tix too
    last week
    looking forward to meeting you all

    :)
     
  12. EllenAtHowards

    EllenAtHowards PFG, Picture Framing God

    Two weeks from TODAY!
     
  13. Rob Markoff

    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 :(.
     
  14. EMcBride

    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!
     
  15. Kirstie

    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?
     
  16. Rob Markoff

    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 .
     
  17. FrameMakers

    FrameMakers PFG, Picture Framing God

    Could be 25 & 26? I sure hope they are coming.
     
  18. Rob Markoff

    Rob Markoff PFG, Picture Framing God

    Jared is not coming. :(

    Aussie dinner is Monday night.

    #25 and #26 wish to remain anonymous. :)
     
  19. Mike Labbe

    Mike Labbe Member, Former moderator team volunteer

    They're 4 people from me, so they won't be anon for long! hehe JK
     
  20. freakquency

    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:
     
  21. Rob Markoff

    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.
     
  22. Randy Jordan

    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.
     
  23. FrameMakers

    FrameMakers PFG, Picture Framing God

    Randy, I am not going to be sitting at your table.
     
  24. MaJa

    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!
     
  25. Grey Owl

    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.
     
  26. MaJa

    MaJa SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Awe man, so sorry Russ. We will miss you. ((hug))
     
  27. Randy Jordan

    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.
     
  28. Rob Markoff

    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!
     
  29. Grey Owl

    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...
     
  30. Baer Charlton

    Baer Charlton SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Peace bro. See you soon or next year.
     
  31. Kirstie

    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
     
  32. DarthFramer

    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:
     
  33. Rob Markoff

    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 :).
     
  34. MaJa

    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.)
     
  35. finishingtouchesri

    finishingtouchesri Grumbler in Training

  36. Luddite

    Luddite PFG, Picture Framing God

    EEK..Blackmail worthy!!! That was an AWESOME event...Coolest concept in dinner get togethers anywhere. Thanks! L
     
  37. Droopster

    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)
     
  38. MaJa

    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...
     
  39. Rick Granick

    Rick Granick SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    It was fun having you all at our table. Hope to see you there again.
    Have a great year.
    :cool: Rick
     
  40. EMcBride

    EMcBride SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    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 :)
     
  41. Mike Labbe

    Mike Labbe Member, Former moderator team volunteer

    It was great meeting you and Sarah!!!
     
  42. Evan

    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.
     
  43. JWB9999999

    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:
     
  44. EMcBride

    EMcBride SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    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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