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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:03 pm

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Any confirmed surprise attendees? :)

That's one powerful oxymoron.
What we have today is way too much pluribus and not enough unum.
 
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:51 pm

Grill: Booked
Bounce castle: Booked
Tent: Booked
Porta Potty: Pooked

Feeling pretty good here.

Thinking about extra stuff to entertain kids with and also wondering if a quality board game or two would be good under-tent activities... Thoughts?
 
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:48 am

Can I make a selfish request? Can the gerbils that bring food add common allergens to dishes they bring (shell fish, nuts, gluten, milk, soy, etc.)? It would make it a lot easier for me, and maybe others, to enjoy the spread of food.
 
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:41 am

Adding allergens would make it easier if you're on a diet (and allergic), but otherwise?

Captain Ned wrote:
meerkt wrote:
Any confirmed surprise attendees? :)

That's one powerful oxymoron.

Not that powerful. It's part of their official title: Surprise Attendees.
 
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:51 am

Swap meet thread here:

https://techreport.com/forums/viewtopic ... 1&t=122253

Anyone bringing stuff or looking for anything?

I was late posting this year as I just moved,
 
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:01 am

Sweet, I just added that to the front page post. :)
 
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:24 am

Please put the Frobozz family down for chips. I just bought 150 little bags. :-)
 
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:15 pm

Done. :)

Image

I'm hoping for identical weather in a week. Today is perfect.
 
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:21 pm

Man, I'm leaning toward letting folks hit the water if they want to next week. It's a little dicey getting down there, but better than last year. There's no usable sand, but the water is only calf-deep at the sea wall.

I would need help to make sure there is STRICT adult supervision of youths, though. There's no respite from the water except for climbing up the steps mounted to the seawall and getting up the stairs from there. There's also nowhere to put up an umbrella for shade.
 
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:33 pm

Nice.

The house is usually not occupied?

(And didn't know BlackBerry still releases new models. TCL I guess?)
 
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:31 pm

The story behind my phone: https://techreport.com/review/34459/the ... ile-grief/

There can be a few weeks during the summer that the cottage isn't used, but it's kept pretty busy. It's locked/boarded up during the off season.
 
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:54 am

Ill be bringing my usual cases of pop and some chips.
 
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:12 am

drfish wrote:
The story behind my phone

I read it back then. Still surprised that there are new BB models. :)
Last edited by meerkt on Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:13 am, edited 1 time in total.
 
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:12 am

BBQ PMs sent. If you were expecting to get one and did not, please let me know. :)
 
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:07 am

Looking forward to this weekend!
 
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:09 pm

That water looks fabulous.
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:19 pm

It was quite nice yesterday, quite nice indeed. :)
 
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:47 am

I may have hit a snag and may not make it. Trying to work things out <sigh>
 
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:54 am

Say it ain't so! :(
 
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:55 am

My boss has termed the BBQ "Nerdfest" and has been teasing me for the last few weeks about it. Gonna be a great time! That's my answer to him

I'm looking forward to seeing folks again, as the newbie guest last year even if I've been here forever. Especially if this is the real "last TR BBQ"
 
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:02 pm

Sounds like a cool boss. Mine calls it "Geekfest" or sometimes just "your nerd party."
 
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:05 pm

drfish wrote:
Mine calls it "Geekfest" or sometimes just "your nerd party."

SWMBO uses these interchangeably.
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:49 am

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"Mrs. Shoes bringing THE BEANS"

MMMMMM Beans! not "the beans", but "THE BEANS" :lol:


My week this week is very busy, like pulling out my hair worthy. I had considered not making the beans this year, but comments like this have convinced me that it is something I HAVE to do.... Well that and I am sure Sheldomaus wouldn't let me hear the end of it if I didn't bring them ;)
 
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:11 am

So you better move me to unconfirmed. I work in a school district and school starts on Monday. And thanks to some REALLY inept painters, I have a lot of damage to clean up. They cut down speaker cables, they ripped access points out of the wall, they tore down raceway. All after we told them we'd take it down before they started and they said "nah, we'll work around it." I'm beyond pissed, and looking at having to work all weekend. :evil: :evil: :evil:
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:38 am

How on earth? I hope they are paying for that. Damn. :(
 
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:19 pm

Pretty weird definition of "work around it".
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
 
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:06 pm

idchafee wrote:
So you better move me to unconfirmed. I work in a school district and school starts on Monday. And thanks to some REALLY inept painters, I have a lot of damage to clean up. They cut down speaker cables, they ripped access points out of the wall, they tore down raceway. All after we told them we'd take it down before they started and they said "nah, we'll work around it." I'm beyond pissed, and looking at having to work all weekend. :evil: :evil: :evil:


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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:44 pm

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Pretty weird definition of "work around it".

They worked around it. They just didn't specify that "it" would be moved to the floor, first.
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:15 pm

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idchafee wrote:
So you better move me to unconfirmed. I work in a school district and school starts on Monday. And thanks to some REALLY inept painters, I have a lot of damage to clean up. They cut down speaker cables, they ripped access points out of the wall, they tore down raceway. All after we told them we'd take it down before they started and they said "nah, we'll work around it." I'm beyond pissed, and looking at having to work all weekend. :evil: :evil: :evil:


WHAT?!?! NO!!! DAMMIT!! It will not be the same.


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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:11 am

Noooo! :o
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