Problem ResolvedWell Neruda called me today on the phone and we had a little chat. He convinced me I had to let you guys decide when and where it can happen, and he volunteered to head the effort to set up the date and space. I agreed, and his first act was to tell me to shut up and show up---preferably with massive amounts of headphone stuff, soda-pop, and Montana steaks for the barbeque. (Phew! That guy is brutal.)
That was fun. (%
Really I think I should not be involved with pushing the river of when you guys meet. You'd be WAY better at figuring that out. But I want it to happen because I think it would be fun.
So, Neruda's going to organise the thing, and I can come Aug. 11 or 12, then pretty much any weekend between Sept 22 and Haloween. I need to set a number to make things easy, so, I need at least eight people to make the drive, and I'll go both places if there are at least eight at each place. (Parents, girlfriends and wives count double, even if reluctant.) I can go on a weekend, to both/either Portland and/or Seattle any Saturday and/or Sunday (in either order). I'll bring the steaks and pop, you guys set the place---just make sure theres a barbeque grill, every body brings their own beer. (Sharing of good beers allowed.)
I can't wait!