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Author Topic: Never a more beautiful group of people in one place!  (Read 4399 times)

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Offline Dennis

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Never a more beautiful group of people in one place!
« on: September 18, 2007, 05:06:14 PM »
I thought some much needed rest would help me before compiling my thoughts about the last 6 days.  I still can't seem to compose a narrative about how this event has touched me on so many levels.  Absolutely overwhelming!  So many smiling faces and beautiful hearts belonging to the most beautiful group of people I've ever had the pleasure of meeting!  Words or pictures could never tell the complete story.  I only wish AMG was longer as I had the most difficult time leaving everyone, particularly one very special person!

More to come later.

Love you all!
Dennis

Offline fondeveau

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Re: Never a more beautiful group of people in one place!
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2007, 07:08:28 PM »
How wonderful.  How romantic.  So, um..er..who did what with whom? LOL

Offline Blixer

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Re: Never a more beautiful group of people in one place!
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2007, 07:51:27 PM »
Ditto Dennis!!!  I came not knowing what to expect.  I left with a great admiration of this group and these individuals.  The whole weekend was very heart touching for me and has given me a new determination to make the most of things.  You are all fantastic!!
David
Diagnosed 1/9/06
8/27/2007 CD4 598, 29%, VL 58 (72 wks)
11/19/2007 CD4 609, 30%, VL < 50 (84 wks)
2/11/2008 CD4 439, 27%, VL <50 (96 wks)
5/5/2008 CD4 535, 28%, VL <50 (108 wks)
10/20/2008 CD4 680, 28%, VL <50 (132 wks)
Changed to Atripla in 2012
1/14/2013 CD4 855, 35%, VL <40

Offline JR Gabbard

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Re: Never a more beautiful group of people in one place!
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2007, 10:10:25 PM »

I had the most difficult time leaving everyone, particularly one very special person!


If it is who I think it is (and I think I know the glow when I see it) then you two make a very cute couple.

Will there be wedding bells at next year's AMG?  Has there been a Love Connection?  Scores of eligible young bachelors are breathlessly awaiting the answer!   :o

Thanks for all your hard work on AMG.  You made the whole weekend extraordinary.  One (only one) of your extraordinary feats was getting MUNI 3-day passes.  Getting anything from MUNI (local public transport) is a slow, painful process, so I can only imagine how much persistence and innovation it took (finding the right phone numbers is next to impossible).  I just think the whole world should know.  ;D

You deserve a raise.

JR
It goes like this
The fourth, the fifth,
The minor fall, the major lift,
The baffled king composing Hallelujah!

L. Cohen

Offline Basquo

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Re: Never a more beautiful group of people in one place!
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2007, 10:14:06 PM »
Dennis, you did a fantastic job!  It was truly amazing the work you put into this AMG.  If you want a general or specific letter of recommendation for your portfolio, just let me know.  I'm sure many in attendance would follow my lead on this.  It's no easy feat, but dammit you pulled it off!

For those who were not able to join the Gathering this year, here's a glimpse of the ranks that Dennis has ascended to:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Pk7yqlTMvp8


and I am totally serious that it's an impossible job, but well done by Dennis!
« Last Edit: September 18, 2007, 10:16:31 PM by Basquo »

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Never a more beautiful group of people in one place!
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2007, 10:31:51 PM »
Basquo, it was "Brokeback Mountain" all right.   :D

Offline AlanBama

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Re: Never a more beautiful group of people in one place!
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2007, 04:31:27 PM »
Dennis,

Thanks again for all your hard work.   It paid off, because this year's AMG was wonderful!   You are loved and appreciated....

hugs,

Alan
"Remember my sentimental friend that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others." - The Wizard of Oz

Offline JohnOso

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Re: Never a more beautiful group of people in one place!
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2007, 06:05:36 PM »
Dennis,

Add my name to the list of folks singing your praises. 

And you managed to literally run right upstairs and scrounge me a Muni pass when I didn't have one (a mere seconds after I casually mentioned it to the group)!

What makes it all the more wonderful is that you did all this across the country from San Francisco.  :o

Love,
John

Offline Lou-ah-vull

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Re: Never a more beautiful group of people in one place!
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2007, 06:24:32 PM »
Dennis,

The arrangements were fantastic...and the hospitality will be very difficult to top the next time around.  I can't thank you enough for making our weekend in SF so very memorable!

Gary
Diagnosed Oct. 2005
10/05:  367 (26.2%), 24556 VL
01/06:  344 (24.6%), 86299 VL
04/06:  374 (22.0%), 87657 VL
05/06:  Began HAART 05/15/06, Combivir/Kaletra
07/06:  361 (27.8%), 1299 VL
10/06:  454 (32.4%), 55 VL
01/07:  499 (38.4%), UD
02/07:  Switched to Atripla 2/8/07
04/07:  566 (37.7%), UD
08/07:  761 (42.3%), UD
06/08:  659 (47.1%), UD
01/09:  613 (43.8%), UD
07/09:  616 (47.4%), UD
01/10:  530 (44.2%), UD
07/10:  636 (48.9%), UD
01/11:  627 (48.2%), UD
07/11:  840 (52.5%), UD
01/12:  920 (51.1%), UD
07/12:  857 (50.4%), 40
10/12:  UD
01/13:  710 (47.3%), UD
07/13:  886 (49.2%), UD
01/14:  985 (46.9%), UD
06/14:  823 (47.2%), UD

Offline RAB

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Re: Never a more beautiful group of people in one place!
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2007, 09:35:04 AM »
Dennis

I don't know what to say.  Thank you seems so inadequate, but it's all I can come up with.

Not only did you do a fantastic job coordinating this year's gathering, you also touched so many people with your warm smile and gracious caring nature.

I feel more than a lot of respect and affection for you, I feel a new and cherished friendship.

You did good buddy!  Real good.

RAB   :-*

Offline Catman

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Re: Never a more beautiful group of people in one place!
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2007, 10:13:21 AM »
For those who were not able to join the Gathering this year, here's a glimpse of the ranks that Dennis has ascended to:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Pk7yqlTMvp8
and I am totally serious that it's an impossible job, but well done by Dennis!

Lol! What a mission, indeed! :D
Catman

Meow to the birds
Meow to the tree's
Meow to the end
of this dreadful disease...

Offline heartforyou

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Re: Never a more beautiful group of people in one place!
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2007, 04:06:43 AM »
Thank you sweetie... you did more than a great job.

You are, not only a fantastic organiser, but a great human being and sweeeeeet man;

hermie
Diagnosed in 1987 and still kicking
Viread, Kivexa (Epzicom),Viramune once daily

Happiness is the freedom of breathing fresh air every day.

Offline aztecan

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Re: Never a more beautiful group of people in one place!
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2007, 03:39:09 PM »
Dennis,

Just to echo what others have already said, you did a fantastic job!!!

I hope you got out of this as much as you gave, because you gave a lot and I for one appreciated it.


BIG HUGS,

Mark
"May your life preach more loudly than your lips."
~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

Offline Jeffreyj

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Re: Never a more beautiful group of people in one place!
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2007, 03:35:14 AM »
Dennis,
Great job. I hope you had enough time to have some fun. Damn, you seemed so busy the entire time!

Thank you mucho for all of you hurculean efforts
Positive since 1985

Offline Ric Wilke

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Re: Never a more beautiful group of people in one place!
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2007, 07:25:58 PM »
Dennis -

Thom and I are still coming down of the many clouds that you were so instrumental in putting together.  Saying thanks hardly seems enough but that is all that we can say at this time.  Your skills are truly a gift to AMG and we hope that the event did not totally wear you out.  You are a one-of-a-kind man.  We are honored to have been able to have been able to spend time with you.

And now for the group, you nailed it when you said, "Never a more beautiful group of people in one place!"  We are so thankful for the opportunity to renew old friendships and forge so many new ones.  We were amazed at the compatibility of this years group.

We love you all and hope we can see each other again soon.  Love and hugs always, Ric & Thom

Offline anniebc

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Re: Never a more beautiful group of people in one place!
« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2007, 07:34:44 PM »
Hi Dennis

What Rab and the rest of the guys said...just can't thank you enouhg for putting together what can only be described as an amazing experience in SF...and it was all because of you.

love you and big hugs for everything.

Love
Jan :-*
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