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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:41 pm

Put me down in the "stranger things have happened" category. My family will be out of town that weekend so I am considering attending. I'd probably want to meet up with someone in Chicago and share a ride from there and back, since I don't think I'd be able to make it in one trip from Minneapolis on Saturday morning.
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:24 pm

Sweet! Done. Its not a bad drive to do all at once but car pooling from Chicago would be nice since you'd need to leave at around 1AM - I hope you can make it happen. :D

Edit: BTW,I just sent out a round of PMs to a dozen or so people with varying degrees of success at attending the BBQ in the past. I just wanted to make sure it didn't fly under their radar. :wink:
 
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:02 am

Kevin - I'm leaving Chicago @ 8 or 9am on Saturday morning in a rental, but I'm flying out of Grand Rapids on Sunday.

Thus, I could get you there, but you'd be looking at some other form of transportation back, methinks...
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:55 am

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Regarding the tourney not being stressful this year - keep an eye on the front page, heh. ;)


Told ya. I did some quick math and not including the niffty swag that's ~$1,200 worth of prizes. :o :o

BTW, here is that niffty swag I mentioned:
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:39 am

drfish wrote:
drfish wrote:
Regarding the tourney not being stressful this year - keep an eye on the front page, heh. ;)

Told ya. I did some quick math and not including the niffty swag that's ~$1,200 worth of prizes. :o :o

O. M. G. frobozz, better start setting up your boards and toss those bags 24/7. :o
 
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:02 pm

thegleek wrote:
drfish wrote:
drfish wrote:
Regarding the tourney not being stressful this year - keep an eye on the front page, heh. ;)

Told ya. I did some quick math and not including the niffty swag that's ~$1,200 worth of prizes. :o :o

O. M. G. frobozz, better start setting up your boards and toss those bags 24/7. :o


My brother said the same thing. LOL
 
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:02 pm

Holy Crap - I haven't played since the last BBQ LOL. I'm busy all weekend too - hmmm next week hopefully I'll get a chance.
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:05 pm

Are you reading this Sheldomaus? You'd better get practicing - everyone else will be! :lol:
 
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:57 pm

Every year I wish I could go but it's a 6 hour drive. And a workday. Boo!
 
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:21 pm

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Every year I wish I could go but it's a 6 hour drive. And a workday. Boo!

For the many of us going for the past 9 years, it's like our mecca. We go no matter what we face in life. If we have to quit our jobs to go, so be it. If we have to walk a week to get there, we do it. If we have to drive 8 strangers that you never met before, it's done.

When it comes down to it. If you're passionate enough to go, you CAN make things happen. No more excuses.
 
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:41 pm

thegleek wrote:
Spotpuff wrote:
Every year I wish I could go but it's a 6 hour drive. And a workday. Boo!

For the many of us going for the past 9 years, it's like our mecca. We go no matter what we face in life. If we have to quit our jobs to go, so be it. If we have to walk a week to get there, we do it. If we have to drive 8 strangers that you never met before, it's done.

When it comes down to it. If you're passionate enough to go, you CAN make things happen. No more excuses.



Hey Knute Rockne, settle down! :lol:
 
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:56 am

BerserkBen wrote:
thegleek wrote:
Spotpuff wrote:
Every year I wish I could go but it's a 6 hour drive. And a workday. Boo!

For the many of us going for the past 9 years, it's like our mecca. We go no matter what we face in life. If we have to quit our jobs to go, so be it. If we have to walk a week to get there, we do it. If we have to drive 8 strangers that you never met before, it's done.

When it comes down to it. If you're passionate enough to go, you CAN make things happen. No more excuses.



Hey Knute Rockne, settle down! :lol:


Nice speech gleek, and just like the nice speech that Theon gave in GoT, I wish spotpuff was standing behind you at the end to thump you on the head. lol
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:35 pm

As of a couple of weeks ago it wasn't looking good for this year, but it looks doable now. Long story... I'll post again when it's definite (hopefully in the next day or two). :wink:
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:13 pm

just brew it! wrote:
As of a couple of weeks ago it wasn't looking good for this year, but it looks doable now. Long story... I'll post again when it's definite (hopefully in the next day or two). :wink:

Nice.......Berserkben and I were hoping you be by for more fun and game. (actually we said "hope he brings more good beer" ) lol
 
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:51 am

Hope it works out JBI - and I say that as someone who doesn't even care about beer a little.

*ducks*

One week to go folks! Please post to share what you will be bringing! :) I'll send PMs out to confirmed attendees this weekend or Mondayish.
 
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:32 pm

Hey, more beer for the rest of us. :wink:

It's looking about 75% certain. I intend to bring beer (of course), both homebrewed and craft. How about some hummus and pita chips too?
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:44 am

2nd step of building a 25' long raft, install the flange for inflation and roll 40' of parchment paper down the middle to prevent the welding process from sealing all the sections off from each other.

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BTW, I sent out all the PMs to anyone on the list in the first post. If you didn't get a PM and want to attend you must post in the thread and let me know. :P

Also, I mentioned this in the PMs but wanted to restate it here - while you are still welcome to arrive at any time you wish we're expecting food to be ready around 2:00 this year which is a little later than normal. This is partly due to only having the cottage for one week and not getting as early of a start as normal on the cooking but it is also because of the fireworks we're planning for the evening and wanting to keep stomachs full as long as possible before they require another meal. Should the need arise there should be leftovers or we can always order pizza/cook brats again. ;)

Lastly, the items we still need people to bring, drinks (soda & water - not just beer!), veggies, fruit, condiments, deserts, evening snacks (brats & buns to go with them?), smores stuff, chips, ICE, etc... I sure there are other things I'm forgetting.
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:19 pm

We'll grab a set of condiments and some chips to bring.
 
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:06 pm

We'll bring some soda and water bottles. Does anyone have a preference on soda types?

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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:29 pm

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We'll bring some soda and water bottles. Does anyone have a preference on soda types?

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When I'm not drinking beer I typically drink something with caffeine and no sugar (e.g. Diet Mountain Dew). Not sure how others feel about that though, if nobody else is drinking diet sodas I can bring my own. (Reply also e-mailed, per your request.)
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:44 pm

I've got a big wheeled cooler I can throw in the back seat and fill up with ice on the way from the hotel (or just empty the hotel's ice machines).
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:15 pm

Fish, has your cell # changed? I'll text or call as we get close and see what you need.

edit: who do we pay for fireworks, SHOES? How much?
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:10 am

Same cell number.

Yes, SHOES will be taking in the cash for the fireworks. We tried to buy them a few weeks ago but the place closed before we go there (stupid post 4th of July hours). If he hasn't gotten them already we'll get them sometime this week. I think we're up to about $400 between everyone so far but any additional amount will be spend on more. :o
 
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:29 am

idchafee wrote:
Fish, has your cell # changed? I'll text or call as we get close and see what you need.

edit: who do we pay for fireworks, SHOES? How much?



I'll also be on stand by to bring anything we need as I get close; I usually make multiple calls to drfish while enroute........if nothing is needed, then Ben and I usually make a cash donation, hopefully from cash I get selling the stuff I bring. :)

If your phone # ends in 38, then I still have it and will call / txt as usual while driving.

One thing I want to mention that we always seem to be light on it: Small tables and chairs

If a few people could bring one extra here and there, we will be all set.

We always seem to have a lot of people standing around, especially while we eat. I drive a small car, but can usually fit a small folding table and some chairs in it. Simple folding chairs and small tables to put the food and drink on will go a long way.

Here is a pic of the type of table and chairs I bring.
http://techreport.com/image.x/2011_8_8_ ... inners.jpg

Here is a video of showing whats it like when we are all starting to throw down on the food.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeAgBnBJhGM

It looks like a lot of chairs, but I think we will have more people this year, and not everyone drives in with a bunch of stuff. Those that fly in and others who cant bring furniture :) will appreciate those of us who can bring something.
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Same cell number.

Yes, SHOES will be taking in the cash for the fireworks. We tried to buy them a few weeks ago but the place closed before we go there (stupid post 4th of July hours). If he hasn't gotten them already we'll get them sometime this week. I think we're up to about $400 between everyone so far but any additional amount will be spend on more. :o


If I knew for sure I was coming, I would have got the fireworks wholesale :) It would have been really cheap too since the wholesaler I know does not want to sit on his leftover for a whole year after the Fourth. Keep this in mind for the future. ;)
 
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:33 am

I've got some camp chairs and a camp table that I can throw in the car.

EDIT: Damn, my trunk is rapidly filling up.
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:45 am

FYI there is a table INSIDE the cottage with 8 chairs that is great for eating around. :)
 
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:48 am

I can bring a couple of folding chairs too.
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:24 am

Sounds good guys....that video clip showed around 18 people when I counted :)
I wouldn't be surprised if we have between 25-30+ this year
 
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:51 am

Need lots of ammo for Captain Ned's big gun. ;)
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:02 pm

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Need lots of ammo for Captain Ned's big gun. ;)

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