UPDATE 8/9/12 READ ME!
TR BBQ Pre-party: Tomorrow 8/10/12 @ New Holland Brewing
in downtown Holland - for anyone arriving on Friday night we can meet up early. My wife and I will be there at 7:30 and stay for about an hour, obviously you all can come as early and stay as late as you want. I'll be wearing a navy Tech Report shirt and a tan baseball cap with a fish on it. Txt me if you get there and can't find our table.
TR BBQ: The main event! Show up between noon and 1:00 - food around 2:00. Everything else will happen at some point, not even going to try to schedule it, but we'll start the cornhole tournament when everyone from the confirmed list has arrived.
TR BBQ After dark: Saturday after 9:00 down at the beach, we'll have a fire, more eats, and $350+ worth of fireworks!
TR BBQ Walk of Shame: Sunday morning 8/12/12 - for anyone that is staying at the cottage or in town and wants to come back for some reason (forgot your camera or lost keys on the beach, etc) - yard and beach cleanup and maybe some breakfast if anyone feels like cooking. We'll probably be there around 9:00.
_____________________August 11th is the official date!
For those who haven't been to one before it happens in Holland, MI and we start things off around 11:00-noon - ever dependant on road construction.
Folks are welcome to stay as late as they want including camping overnight.Edit: Livestream link - should start around 11:00 AM on 8/11/12
Also, The official TR BBQ swap thread.
Holy crap, that's an "X" in our BBQ!
So I got the email from my cousin today reminding me that reservations for the cottage start on 1/1/12. Last year I composed the email requesting the dates the day before and fired it off at 12:01 AM. Now its not actually that competitive but I should get an idea of what date will work for the most people this year so I can try to get a good one. Mid to late summer seems to be our tendency which I recommend sticking with since that's the best chance for the water to be tolerable or maybe even comfortable.
For my part I can promise a [much] bigger badder raft this year and since it won't have to be in service the week before it might even not leak. Also, we might get a better presence from AMD this year since they'll know about it further in advance this time - I have no idea what that could turn into but considering what the last minute contribution was last year it could be really sweet.
<- sorry, we lost our connection with AMD in all the turmoil of their restructuring
So... Let's start talking. AttendeesConfirmed:
drfish & pregnant
wife & family & friends - bringing lump charcoal, plates, napkins, paper towels, and silverware
Shoes & family - bringing baked beans and fireworks (not related)
idchafee & family - bringing supplies on-demandCaptain Ned
- bringing ICE
z-man & friend - bringing ribs, burgers, and hot dogs
pcgeek86 & girlfriend - bringing soda and water
thegleek & wife - bringing beerInkling
& big brother - bringing TR swag and MSI, Corsair, and Gigabyte's most generous donationsDamage
- same as above
FroBozz_Inc & Mrs. FroBozz - bringing ketchup, mustard and chips
Entweichenjust brew it!
- bringing beer, hummus, and pita chips
LoneWolf15Unconfirmed (but likely): Dposcorp
- bringing supplies on-demand
PRIME1 Hey, stranger things have happen: