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Offline allanq

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First time meeting a forum member
« on: August 24, 2007, 01:50:08 PM »
Woods (woodshere) is visiting San Francisco. He's from Louisville, KY. (He couldn't make it to the AMG in September.)

I met him yesterday in front of the Castro Theater, and we had a perfectly wonderful day together. This was the first time I had met a member of this forum, and it made me even more excited about the upcoming AMG.

Meeting Woods made me realize how different it is to meet someone in person vs. just knowing them from these forums. You may think you have a good idea of what a person is all about from their posts here, but posts on this forum really give only a tiny glimpse of a person. After talking to Woods for an hour or so, I started getting the feeling that I had known him for a very long time.

We traipsed all over town, up and down hills, took a drive to Twin Peaks (highest point in San Francisco) and finished up having a latte (for me) and root beer (for Woods) in a little cafe off Castro Street called Spikes.

When I got home to Oakland, I was completely exhausted. But it was the good kind of exhaustion.

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Offline puertorico2006

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Re: First time meeting a forum member
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2007, 01:52:40 PM »
im looking foward to AMG to meet everyone in person
 ;D ;D ;D
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Re: First time meeting a forum member
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2007, 02:13:21 PM »
hey allan
im glad you are having a good time with woods, it's such fun to finally meet up isnt it?

ive had the pleasure so far of meeting (in order of meeting):
cjc
sweetasmeli
manchesteruk
dragonette
tigger2376
as you may have guessed from their participation on these forums, they are all HORRIBLE and we all HATED each other and didnt get on at all  ;) ;D
i also know richleeds who is a infrequent contributor to the LTS forum (i introduced him) who is also super lovely and hopefully he will get to meet melia and manchester when they come up to leeds in a few weeks time

it is so nice to meet people from these forums, like you mentioned ive also found it a bit odd in that you very quickly feel like youve known them for ages. fab isnt it?!

i am soooo looking forward to meeting more of you at AMG

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Offline Javicho

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Re: First time meeting a forum member
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2007, 03:48:13 PM »
Allan, I agree when I met Catman and Jeromy here in Dc it was wonderful, like you say sometimes people can sound different than the way they are, we really have a good time with Catman and his partner.

J

Offline Iggy

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Re: First time meeting a forum member
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2007, 04:14:55 PM »
I've only met one person from this board face to face

But I have met others from other boards I have been on and honestly they are almost always as I thought they would be in person.

Offline MOONLIGHT1114

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Re: First time meeting a forum member
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2007, 04:23:19 PM »
The GFs and I in the Hen Party thread have been discussing a meeting of late.  There are about 7 of us that are close by, all within 300 miles for the most part.  Now, if it weren't for Queen's "high" demands regarding the weather and freezing her ass off, we might meet soon!   :D

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Offline Iggy

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Re: First time meeting a forum member
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2007, 04:24:27 PM »
The GFs and I in the Hen Party thread have been discussing a meeting of late.  There are about 7 of us that are close by, all within 300 miles for the most part.  Now, if it weren't for Queen's "high" demands regarding the weather and freezing her ass off, we might meet soon!   :D

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Offline cjc

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Re: First time meeting a forum member
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2007, 06:06:46 PM »
Allan,I had the pleasure of meeting englighgirl in July and can totally agree. it was so nice have a face and personality to put with the name. I felt like I'd known her forever. Next AMG I will try to come so I can meet more of you                                                                             
The GFs and I in the Hen Party thread have been discussing a meeting of late.  There are about 7 of us that are close by, all within 300 miles for the most part.  Now, if it weren't for Queen's "high" demands regarding the weather and freezing her ass off, we might meet soon!   :D

~Cindy
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Re: First time meeting a forum member
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2007, 07:15:24 PM »
I have only met three members face-to-face. Jody and Joe Killfoile were (are) enormously impressive and pretty much as I anticipated, except smarter and more attractive.

I shall refrain from discussing the third member, as I already have had two warnings in as many days and don't wish to be timed-out.

But I have extremely close relationships with many more members, with whom I've enjoyed hours of telephone and Skype conversations. Quite frankly, they help me keep whatever semblance of sanity I'm able to present and love them deeply. Because it's my policy to let people know how I feel about them, they are all well aware of their importance in my life.
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Offline Basquo

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Re: First time meeting a forum member
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2007, 07:18:56 PM »
The GFs and I in the Hen Party thread have been discussing a meeting of late.  There are about 7 of us that are close by, all within 300 miles for the most part.  Now, if it weren't for Queen's "high" demands regarding the weather and freezing her ass off, we might meet soon!   :D

~Cindy

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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: First time meeting a forum member
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2007, 07:22:23 PM »
I have had dinner with bear60 (Joel) and his partner a couple of times and they are always most pleasant.  I first had a lunch with Joel solo back in January (I think) so actually we've met now three times.  There are a couple other people that post from this city but they're here quite infrequently so I do not know them.

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Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: First time meeting a forum member
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2007, 07:36:02 PM »
Matty the Damned has partied with:

Little Steve
Miss Melia
Goderator Jan

MtD

Offline Dachshund

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Re: First time meeting a forum member
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2007, 07:38:37 PM »
I've had a couple of beers with DanJ, he lives up the road a piece. If you are ever in Memphis, holla. 

Offline Basquo

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Re: First time meeting a forum member
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2007, 08:07:57 PM »
The first forum members I met in person were Trish, kcmetroman and dancerboy. We went to the zoo in San Antonio. I saw them all again and also met everyone who went to AMG in Montreal a year ago. I've met buckmarktx and austinwesley.  I had dinner and beers in NYC with Jody, allopathicholistic, alisonjafrey, Andy and of course briguynyc, whom I was visiting. Did I miss anyone?

Hands down, all great people! and I'm looking forward to meeting more of you in San Francisco in a few weeks!

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Offline pozguy75

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Re: First time meeting a forum member
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2007, 08:47:42 PM »
I met Iggy...and can I say just WOOF!!

Oh, and I was supposed to me Melia and JK...and um...the said they are sick...(puke)...uh, uhn...they stood me up!!
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Offline sweetasmeli

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Re: First time meeting a forum member
« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2007, 08:50:57 PM »
I'm actually typing this on Jonathan's laptop on Jonathan's HUGE and very comfy futon. Or JK as many of you know him. It's my second visit to him in Atlanta, actually only my second visit to the US. Lovely chilled time being had. Will be sad to leave on Sunday...

I've also had the pleasure of meeting:

Madam Ann
Matty the Damned
Little Fearless Steve
MancUK Chris
englishgirl

All fab! I also email/chat/Skype with many others. To prove that I can tell you that Brent (Bucko) was flipping pancakes as I was typing this! :D

The friends I've made here through Aidsmeds have been a lifeline at times and I treasure each and every one of them.

Looking forward to meeting more now I'm back in the UK, as well as others next month at AMG. Also got me a little adventure planned with a certain Uncle Moffie...BIG EEK!!!

One positive thing (pun intended) that came out from me being HIV+ is the abundance of amazing friends I now have in my life. Not to be sniffed at.

Melia :)

PS: Aww Jeromy honey, we ain't standing you up...I just don't want puke on you! :-*
 
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Offline Queen Tokelove

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Re: First time meeting a forum member
« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2007, 10:59:08 PM »
The GFs and I in the Hen Party thread have been discussing a meeting of late.  There are about 7 of us that are close by, all within 300 miles for the most part.  Now, if it weren't for Queen's "high" demands regarding the weather and freezing her ass off, we might meet soon!   :D

~Cindy

Hey Now. You damn right my demands are high, I love you but I don't love you hens that much to freeze my royal ass off... ;D ;D  Didn't you know black folks hate the cold, at least the ones I know. ;) Now that is not to say that you hens got to wait on me to meet up, we can still do the 2008 thing too, right?
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Offline sdcabincrew74

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Re: First time meeting a forum member
« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2007, 11:37:08 PM »
I would love to meet a member some time.  But my schedule is all screwy and a lot people cannot handle that.
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Offline milker

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Re: First time meeting a forum member
« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2007, 11:39:57 PM »
I met mjmel when he came to visit San Diego the day of the San Diego pride, and he convinced me to meet me at Pride. Well done, Mike.  :o

Mike is a sweety :)

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Offline MOONLIGHT1114

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Re: First time meeting a forum member
« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2007, 11:42:34 PM »
Hey Now. You damn right my demands are high, I love you but I don't love you hens that much to freeze my royal ass off... ;D ;D  Didn't you know black folks hate the cold, at least the ones I know. ;) Now that is not to say that you hens got to wait on me to meet up, we can still do the 2008 thing too, right?

GF~

You KNOW you would be flyin' south and it would be warmer here anyway, lol!
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Offline AlanBama

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Re: First time meeting a forum member
« Reply #20 on: August 24, 2007, 11:56:44 PM »
meeting other forum members is fantastic.

the person I would MOST like to meet is Ann....I have a hug for her that is about 3 years overdue...
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Re: First time meeting a forum member
« Reply #21 on: August 25, 2007, 07:25:45 AM »
Next AMG I will try to come so I can meet more of you
cristy this is fab i totally think this is a great idea, i really wish you were coming this year!
anyway, im looking forward to us catching up next year when i visit nc again, with any luck it will coincide with the hen party so i can join in that as well! (maybe as per his offers in another thread we can invite benj to provide 'entertainment' for us all ;D ::) :P)

I met mjmel when he came to visit San Diego the day of the San Diego pride, and he convinced me to meet me at Pride. Well done, Mike.  :o
milker does this mean you now like pride? well done indeed mike!

Also got me a little adventure planned with a certain Uncle Moffie...BIG EEK!!!
im included in this as well!! i have already declared that i will be kissing his feet in hero worship, poor man, i suspect he will refuse to meet me in horror at the thought of such sycophancy

be warned, i have lots more of you i would like to meet, is always such a good experience, always leaves me happy afterwards - i was even smiling on a 5 hour coach ride after meeting dragonette and tigger! obviously i cant say whether those i meet are happy theyve met me ha ha

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Re: First time meeting a forum member
« Reply #22 on: August 25, 2007, 10:35:10 AM »
obviously i cant say whether those i meet are happy theyve met me ha ha

love to all
                                                                                  Niki, You are so sweet and vibrant that I considered it a pleasure to meet you. And I hope to meet many more of you. If AMG is in the US next year, I will save my money and go. If not, I will wait. I plan on being here a long time so.......                                                        Poor Cold Queen, I hate the cold as well. Maybe we can do it next summer and it won't be so bad.    Cristy

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Re: First time meeting a forum member
« Reply #23 on: August 25, 2007, 05:15:29 PM »
I'd just like to say how wonderful it is that people here really care about each other ....and have so much in common.  I have enjoyed meeting Philly267, David, and we have dinner from time to time.  (And talk about all of you...ha!)
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Re: First time meeting a forum member
« Reply #24 on: August 25, 2007, 05:32:07 PM »
I have so far met Jonathan (jkinatl2) here and came about this close:


===================>               *                 <=======================


to meeting melia this go around during her visit south, but it looks like i will have to wait for AMG in a few weeks.

additionally, i have SkossipedTM with a few on here.  like Bucko, i have grown a really close attachment to a few.  don't know where i'd be without my Auntie D.

i have also met a second member on here...who is the "third member" mentioned by another member above.    :o   

i have also met members 3 and 4....the Davids of ILM, NC.   met them in all their glory, i might ass - um, add.
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Re: First time meeting a forum member
« Reply #25 on: August 25, 2007, 05:46:31 PM »
I've been lucky enough to a few people.

Notjeffery (from the old forums).
MtD (we've had a few trashy drinking sessions with a couple of other members)
Melia
Jan
Tim Horn

And, in only a couple of weeks Cubbybear is coming to town. Yeehah!!!
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Re: First time meeting a forum member
« Reply #26 on: August 25, 2007, 05:48:51 PM »
Hey, whatever happened to NotJeffrey?

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Re: First time meeting a forum member
« Reply #27 on: August 25, 2007, 05:55:09 PM »
Dunno, he was a nice chap, but I've never seen him in the new forums.
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Re: First time meeting a forum member
« Reply #28 on: August 25, 2007, 06:15:48 PM »
I've been lucky enough to a few people.

Notjeffery (from the old forums).
MtD (we've had a few trashy drinking sessions with a couple of other members)
Melia
Jan
Tim Horn

And, in only a couple of weeks Cubbybear is coming to town. Yeehah!!!


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Re: First time meeting a forum member
« Reply #29 on: August 25, 2007, 06:16:32 PM »

Lil' Stevie..tell Cubbybear that I have had a crush on him since he joined this website...and color me green with envy cause you get to meet him in person...

And not mention a bit of a crush on you!
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Re: First time meeting a forum member
« Reply #30 on: August 25, 2007, 06:53:37 PM »
And not mention a bit of a crush on you!

Don't worry, I'll pop over one day and eat hush pupppies off your butt.

edited for a nasty typo. oops
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Re: First time meeting a forum member
« Reply #31 on: August 25, 2007, 06:59:31 PM »
 :o

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Re: First time meeting a forum member
« Reply #32 on: August 25, 2007, 07:05:26 PM »
Yoy wa
Don't worry, I'll pop over one day and eat hush pupppies of your butt
You want the secret sauce...
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Re: First time meeting a forum member
« Reply #33 on: August 26, 2007, 01:13:05 AM »
I wanna watch!  ::)
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Re: First time meeting a forum member
« Reply #34 on: August 26, 2007, 05:46:30 AM »
I really enjoyed meeting EnglishGirl.. twice!! next time in Amsterdam, with Melia.

I have been lucky to meet Tigger, Zeb, and Eirin as well. All really cool, and Eirin introduced me to some wonderful poz people that are not on the forums. I almsot met Herman, but missed him. Next time I hope.

& hope to meet more down the road,
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