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The -1st Annual Detroit TR BackPorch BBQ- Thread

Postposted on Tue May 11, 2004 10:11 am

COME ONE! COME ALL!

Location: FroBozz's backyard in Clawson (near Detroit), Michigan.
Who: This open for all TR members and their family only.
Why: cuz. it's finally warm in Michigan dammit!
How: by any means necessary! drive here, fly here, walk here!
When: June 6th 2004 (starts at 1pm, ends at 10-11pm) *** final date approved ***
What: (to bring): Bring yer own beer/food/whatever.
Rules: Don't be loud, and don't be messy!

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FYI: no one is sleeping over/staying the night! TY

frobozz and his wife has approved this GleekEvent - 100%
Last edited by thegleek on Thu Jun 17, 2004 8:39 am, edited 6 times in total.
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Postposted on Tue May 11, 2004 10:15 am

Heh...great timing gleek....wtf kinda bbq is this where you have ta bring everything except your sleeping bag :lol:
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Postposted on Tue May 11, 2004 10:17 am

wow, anyone read the fine print? lol :lol:
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Postposted on Tue May 11, 2004 10:32 am

Ummmm...correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Frobozz's wife going to be having a baby around that time?
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Postposted on Tue May 11, 2004 10:45 am

LOL @ TheGleek

The wife isn't due until Jult 17-18th

Not sure if this is going to fly. Before the baby might actually be better then afterwards. I'm open to the possibility of this though.

I live across the street from Troy, so that's not totally accurate.
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Postposted on Tue May 11, 2004 11:00 am

well i know yer not IN troy dammit. but if you approved this, then
i'm sure a map would be provided to all! geez! haha

and you know how i am, how i like to get the ball rolling. and think of
this as an awesome way to meet a lot of new and interesting friends
that you pretty much chat with online here on a daily basis...

plus, from what i recall, you wanted to do something like this anyways,
i just figured i'd whip out a can of surpise and post it already! 8)
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Postposted on Tue May 11, 2004 11:13 am

As the Activities Director I couldn't NOT attend this mess. Hopefully others from here will be interested too :)
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Postposted on Tue May 11, 2004 11:15 am

Gleek...you gonna furnish the whipped cream and cherries :lol:
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Postposted on Tue May 11, 2004 11:21 am

Well... if not there, we can always BBQ it up here!
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Postposted on Tue May 11, 2004 11:23 am

Troy, Michigan. Are there any baseball teams near there? I mean like minor leagues? And don't say the Tigers.
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Postposted on Tue May 11, 2004 11:47 am

idchafee wrote:Are there any baseball teams near there? I mean like minor leagues? And don't say the Tigers.


LOL...but they are 'like' a minor leauge team, no?

Um, no idea...not a big baseball fan. I will ask my boss though he will know. I'm sure there are.
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Postposted on Tue May 11, 2004 11:53 am

idchafee wrote:Troy, Michigan. Are there any baseball teams near there? I mean like minor leagues? And don't say the Tigers.


Oh I don't know, the Tigers could qualify as a minor league team ;)
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Postposted on Tue May 11, 2004 12:17 pm

HowardDrake wrote:As the Activities Director I couldn't NOT attend this mess. Hopefully others from here will be interested too :)


yes sir, you are definately a MUST attend at this event. if u dont show
up, no thai chicken legs for you! and stop using the double negatives!
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Postposted on Tue May 11, 2004 12:17 pm

LicketySplit wrote:Gleek...you gonna furnish the whipped cream and cherries :lol:


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Postposted on Tue May 11, 2004 12:46 pm

Back Yard: check
Tables: nope, all I have is a small 4 seat patio table with umbrella
Chairs: I can rustle up around 8-10 chairs probably
Gas grill: check
Drinks: nope - I think I would need help here
Food: I can probably buy the burgers and dogs and that kinda thing
Condiments: check
Someplace for people to crash: um one couch, a mattress and box spring in our (disaster area) basement. Floor space in baby room and basement.

Figure the eating and bs'ing can go on in the back yard/driveway.

People can play cards inside in the kitchen; we've fit 6 around the table before. Euchre and Texas Hold'Em poker will be the games. I have all the cards and chips needed. We will play for fun.

Living room: Room for about 6, can watch movies or whatever.

Computer room: Two computer chairs (two computers) and maybe a couple more chairs in there for people to sit down and stuff.

So I think I just more table area in the backyard and drinks and maybe some chairs and I'm game.

I actually like this idea Gleek, glad you thought of it. Heh

The date is good, but I dunno about an all-weekend-long party? People crashing is probably alright though.

One thing: I haven't run any of this by the wife yet. I will update accordingly. I'm curious what the prospective turnout might be. Maybe Howard can assist finding this out since he is the activities director.

:D

Edit: spelling and - I might be able to borrow a friends Poker table. Perhaps playing in the (open) garage will be another option. Also I DO have two card tables..
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Postposted on Tue May 11, 2004 1:27 pm

Here's what the wife says:

I am kind of hesitant on this being so close to my due date. Remember that I can go 2 weeks before or after my due date. Plus, Danni always throws a big 4th of July party. Plus, it is so busy in Clawson on that weekend. Can’t you pick another time. I am also not game on people staying the night. In Gleek’s first post he said no one is sleeping over. I am just not sure about this. I would need to know an approximate count. But, I really would rather it be before July.


So...people staying over might not be so good.
Funny I didn't notice that in Gleek's post initally.

Danni is my wife's brother's girlfriend whom is also organizing my wife's baby shower. Come to think of it, it really is busy during that weekend in Clawson because there is a big festival. What about the previous weekend?
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Postposted on Tue May 11, 2004 1:35 pm

FroBozz_Inc wrote:So...people staying over might not be so good.
Funny I didn't notice that in Gleek's post initally.

Danni is my wife's brother's girlfriend whom is also organizing my wife's baby shower. Come to think of it, it really is busy during that weekend in Clawson because there is a big festival. What about the previous weekend?


I wouldn't be able to make a July 4th thing either. As to staying overnight, I wouldn't be in for that anyway (just have to make sure to either bring non drinking Howard or non drinking Action Jim with me to drive home :wink: ) But yeah, that is pretty damn close to her due date and let me tell you, any time after 36 weeks is go time! OTOH, is there any better place for a child to be brought into the world than surrounded by TR-types?
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Postposted on Tue May 11, 2004 1:55 pm

I wouldn't be able to make it the previous weekend. I'll be in Argentina. :P
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Postposted on Tue May 11, 2004 1:57 pm

Action Jim wrote:I wouldn't be able to make it the previous weekend. I'll be in Argentina. :P


Lets see if this time we can manage to bring back items that were promised for the Venezuela trip, shall we?
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Postposted on Tue May 11, 2004 2:01 pm

idchafee wrote:Lets see if this time we can manage to bring back items that were promised for the Venezuela trip, shall we?


No guarantees. I'll be in the Andes, not the Amazon. Will an Inca mummy suffice? :lol:

Besides, it's not like your wife will allow a shrunked head, a bottle of spit-juice, or a monkey-skull machete in your house anyway. And I'll be damned if I'm going to let something that cool rot in your shed.
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Postposted on Tue May 11, 2004 2:08 pm

Damn and I wanted to meet the Great Jim and hear such great stories such as the spit juice one again... and your experiences on the old job at the book store LOL
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Postposted on Tue May 11, 2004 2:18 pm

FroBozz_Inc wrote:and your experiences on the old job at the book store LOL


idchafee can fill you in on the ol' bookstore. :cry:
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Postposted on Tue May 11, 2004 2:22 pm

Action Jim wrote:Besides, it's not like your wife will allow a shrunked head, a bottle of spit-juice, or a monkey-skull machete in your house anyway. And I'll be damned if I'm going to let something that cool rot in your shed.


Sure she would, as long as its kept out of ankle-biter reach and in the back room (aka "Guyland").

Action Jim wrote:idchafee can fill you in on the ol' bookstore. :cry:


Much to my chagrin, I can do that. :cry:
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Postposted on Tue May 11, 2004 2:22 pm

I was reading the tech reports. You can always have your party on June 19th or 20th. This will be something that you and Gleek do, though. I’m not going to be up for entertaining since I am getting bigger and bigger.


What about June 19th/20th everyone?
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Postposted on Tue May 11, 2004 2:26 pm

Works for me. The joys of semi-employment. I have everything free. Yes, idchafee I'd drive your drunken ass home :)
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Postposted on Tue May 11, 2004 2:29 pm

FroBozz_Inc wrote:
I was reading the tech reports. You can always have your party on June 19th or 20th. This will be something that you and Gleek do, though. I’m not going to be up for entertaining since I am getting bigger and bigger.


What about June 19th/20th everyone?


19th, iffy. 20th, I might be able to swing that.

And if she is really serious about allowing this nonsense at 8+ months pregnant, I would like to nominate Mrs. FroBozz for some sort of sainthood.

Does your whole group of friends up there call gleek by his online name instead of his real name, FroBozz? I mean, my wife never refers to Starfalcon as Starfalcon or HowardDrake as Howard. She calls Action Jim Jim, but that's because his real name is...Jim.

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Postposted on Tue May 11, 2004 2:37 pm

Nope, I changed it...she called him his real name.

She does call him Gleek sometimes though. Gleek's ex called him Gleek, I thought that was funny. But then she was as much a geek as either of us.
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Postposted on Tue May 11, 2004 3:10 pm

think I should try smuggling some Canadian Meat down? :lol:
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Postposted on Tue May 11, 2004 3:16 pm

FroBozz_Inc wrote:Drinks: nope - I think I would need help here


got plenty of beer (non-domestic of course, i'm talking about some stuff that JBI never even tried yet! HA!)

FroBozz_Inc wrote:People can play cards inside in the kitchen; we've fit 6 around the table before. Euchre and Texas Hold'Em poker will be the games. I have all the cards and chips needed. We will play for fun.


for fun? fun being the secret code word for 25 cents for white chips, 50 cents for red chips, and 1 dollar for blue chips?

FroBozz_Inc wrote:I actually like this idea Gleek, glad you thought of it. Heh


lol, wow! thanx! my secret plan didnt backfire this time! w00t!
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Postposted on Tue May 11, 2004 3:18 pm

FroBozz_Inc wrote:Nope, I changed it...she called him his real name.

She does call him Gleek sometimes though. Gleek's ex called him Gleek, I thought that was funny. But then she was as much a geek as either of us.


feh. do we need to keep bringing her up? she's gone dude. she died. my
mind killed her and no, i didnt go to her funeral. so wtf ever.
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