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Offline RAB

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Morning coffee in Montreal day Deux
« on: August 16, 2006, 09:00:42 AM »
Good morning our forums friends,  we are sitting here having our morning coffee.  We =  Canuck, Mark (Aztecan), Jan (AnnieBC) and mois (RAB)., :D

Boy do I have stories to tell already!   :o  The problem is THEY are sitting right here next to me reading every damn word I am writing!  So I can't get away with much.  (RAB glances over his shoulder)

1.  Ask Jan why she flew from Aukland to LosAngeles with NO PANTS ON.  Yes you heard correctly, she was NOT wearing any pants, just her you know what!   ::)

2.  Canuck tried to take us to a restaurant last night, it was supposed to be very good.  There was only one problem--the place was ON FIRE!  Seriously!  The damn restaurant was burning down!  (Talk about well done steak!   ;D)

3.  So far I have no dirt on Mark (Aztecan).  He arrived just in time to rush off to supper with us last night!  But trust me, from what I've seen so far, that man is going to be getting into trouble every hour of every day.  He's a cutey and a BIG flirt!   ;)

O.K. Gotta sign off and let the others have their turn.  (NOTE:  Only believe what I tell you--ignore everyone else.  You all know you can trust me with the real dirt.

RAB
« Last Edit: August 17, 2006, 08:50:13 AM by RAB »

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Re: Morning coffee in Montreal
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2006, 09:05:23 AM »
I juat wanted to add that I know have my pants on...(thanks Rab).

Claude is handsome and has the most beautiful french accent, and you can't miss Mark, he is always smiling and laughing.

We had a beatiful dinner last night and can't wait to share with you all.
I have to go now..Rocky is nagging at me, hesiad i'm not using the key board properly.. :D.
Loveans hugs
Jan :-*
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Re: Morning coffee in Montreal
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2006, 09:11:19 AM »
Howdy from Montreal!

Well, I just have to say Jan is the most gracious lady, with or without pants. You really must ask her how her pants ended up in the oven. ;D

Canuck (Claude) is a lot of fun and does have the most delicious accent. He also knows how to walk, which is something that Rocky could take a lesson from (not petit little steps, but manly steps. ) I think Rocky has spent too much time tiptoeing through the tulips.

For those who will be joining us. I did bring party favors - flavored, ribbed and, of course, colored. My luck, I'll end up passing them out to the kids on the street.

But Montreal is wonderful. It is beautiful here, the weather is fabulous and, of course, my forum familiy members are just a delight and a joy to be with.

I look forward to seeing the rest as they arrive.

Adios,

Mark
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Offline Lou-ah-vull

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Re: Morning coffee in Montreal
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2006, 09:15:08 AM »
This sounds delightfully scandalous!  I am jealous you all are already in my favorite vacation city...but I will be there in just over 24 hours.  Do try and keep your pants on in public! 

 ;D 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 AlanBama

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Re: Morning coffee in Montreal
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2006, 10:25:18 AM »
I wish I was there with y'all !  (mental note: arrive EARLIER next time)   I will be there tomorrow evening, if the good lord is willing and the creeks don't rise
(that's a southern-ism).

I'm having my coffee, alone, here at my desk    :'(  (whines for sympathy).....

I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE ALL OF YOU !!!!

Love,

Alan
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Offline Jerry71

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Re: Morning coffee in Montreal
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2006, 10:32:27 AM »
Thanks to Goggle Earth I got a birds eye view of the airport and the hotel alot of overcast clouds could not get a pinpoint of the hotel but it was clear as a bell at the airport. ;D

Will be there tomorrow evening. Can't wait to finally be there. ;)

Hope you guys have a great day! :)

Offline david25luvit

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Re: Morning coffee in Montreal
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2006, 03:46:27 PM »
I arrived in Louisville this morning and am currently at Marc's place...and what a beautiful home he has...and what a gracious host.  We're leaving tomorrow morning and by tomorrow night...we'll have the scoop on who's wearing what and who smiled at who and we'll see about that tell all report to the forum....Big Smile ;D
Boy!  Can't wait to meet you guys.........it sounds like fun already :P
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Offline RapidRod

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Re: Morning coffee in Montreal
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2006, 03:50:41 PM »
You all have a blast. I don't want to hear that you had to bail someone out of jail. Be good, be safe.

PS Jerry, No you can't skydive... ;)

Offline Xavier

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Re: Morning coffee in Montreal
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2006, 10:08:12 PM »
Aww it sounds like you guys are having so much fun...I am definitely going next year, have a drink for me too!!! Adam  Have a GREAT trip! 8)

Offline RAB

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Re: Morning coffee in Montreal
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2006, 08:49:48 AM »
Day Deux or is it Three

HE HE HE   :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Yesterday`s arrivals, Basquo, Ric & Thom, Moffie, Cliff, Joe & Stephen, Trish & John, Herman & Rich!


He He He   :D :D :D :D :D :D :D


RAB


Who`s fingers are broken (accident my ass) and is no longer able to type for very long!   >:(


Offline Ann

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Re: Morning coffee in Montreal day Deux
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2006, 09:04:36 AM »
Rocky,

You had an accident with your ass that resulted in broken fingers? ??? Do tell! Sounds intriguing :D

And for goodness sake, put that laughing gas down!

Ann
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Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

Offline Trish

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Re: Morning coffee in Montreal day Deux
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2006, 01:15:03 PM »
Hi All,

John & I arrived safely yesterday.  Drove from my brother's house and breezed through customs.  Only a 2 and 1/2 hour drive.

We got to the hotel around 2:30 p.m. and there they were sitting in the lobby -- Jan, Rocky, Canuck & Mark.  I spotted Rocky out immediately, waved and waited for him to pull his fingers out of his ass...he must have been sitting like that for a quite some time for them to be broken.  Be sure to have him wash his hands before shaking his hand.  ;) :D  But I gave him a huge hug anyways, and it reminded me of the Toronto gathering when he greeted me there.  Mark was a dead giveaway, he looks just like he does in his avatar -- very handsome and very, very bald.  Then I saw sweet Jan looking fantastic as always, and hugged her so tight... I've missed her so much.  And Canuck, his French accident OOPS, accent will melt you and he's good lookin' too.  (Please excuse the typo as I was quite hungover.)

We chatted for a bit after checking in and then hung out outside the hotel waiting for the next group to arrive.  Will fill you in more a bit later...

Note to Rocky -- be sure to ask John what the hell he was doing with 3 gorgeous girls in the room until 5 or 6 a.m.  I think he needs to be disciplined. ;D

Later...
« Last Edit: August 17, 2006, 05:29:38 PM by Trish »
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Offline jkinatl2

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Re: Morning coffee in Montreal day Deux
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2006, 01:36:44 PM »
Just got in the room. Very happy to hug so many people... most of whom look WAY taller than on line.

I am headed for a shower and a nap. So. Very. Tired :)

 More later.

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Offline Lou-ah-vull

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Re: Morning coffee in Montreal day Deux
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2006, 03:01:39 PM »
I just got here with David NC and his partner David (right!) and Terpie (Minh).  There were so many people that I have promptly forgotten who everyone is.  I think we are going to have to have name tags!  This group is already awesome...and growing by the minute.  Lots of us have computers and internet access...so I am sure there will be running commentary.  Sorry that many of you can't be here, but hopefully we will continue to grow by leaps and bounds and we will have a convention next time around!

Hugs and kisses to all from Montreal!

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 David_CA

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Re: Morning coffee in Montreal day Deux
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2006, 03:15:54 PM »
Like Gary just said... my partner and I met him and Minh at the airport.  I think the hotel must have been alerted, 'cause we sure had a welcoming committee when we arrived at the hotel!  ;)  Actually, it was nice to see so many folks in person for the first time and get hugs from 'em all.  I agree with the name tags... we need real names and online names to help. 

David
Black Friday 03-03-2006
03-23-06 CD4 359 @27.4% VL 75,938
06-01-06 CD4 462 @24.3% VL > 100,000
08-15-06 CD4 388 @22.8% VL >  "
10-21-06 CD4 285 @21.9% VL >  "
  Atripla started 12-01-2006
01-08-07 CD4 429 @26.8% VL 1872!
05-08-07 CD4 478 @28.1% VL 740
08-03-07 CD4 509 @31.8% VL 370
11-06-07 CD4 570 @30.0% VL 140
02-21-08 CD4 648 @32.4% VL 600
05-19-08 CD4 695 @33.1% VL < 48 undetectable!
08-21-08 CD4 725 @34.5%
11-11-08 CD4 672 @39.5%
02-11-09 CD4 773 @36.8%
05-11-09 CD4 615 @36.2%
08-19-09 CD4 770 @38.5%
11-19-09 CD4 944 @33.7%
02-17-10 CD4 678 @39.9%  
06-03-10 CD4 768 @34.9%
09-21-10 CD4 685 @40.3%
01-10-11 CD4 908 @36.3%
05-23-11 CD4 846 @36.8% VL 80
02-13-12 CD4 911 @41.4% VL<20
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Offline Ann

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Re: Morning coffee in Montreal day Deux
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2006, 03:19:35 PM »
Yes! A running comentary would be much appreciated. You Tube anyone?

I'm really excited for all of you and looking forward to reading all the skeet (Manx for news). I smile every time I read through this thread. :)

Hugs to all,
Ann
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Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

Offline MoltenStorm

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Re: Morning coffee in Montreal day Deux
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2006, 06:20:05 PM »
Details! Details! We must have Details!  ;D
"Love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous. Love is never boastful nor conceited. It is never rude or selfish. It does not take offense and is not resentful. Love takes no pleasure in other people's sins, but delights in the truth. It is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes." - 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, adaptation in A Walk To Remember

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Re: Morning coffee in Montreal day Deux
« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2006, 06:23:25 PM »
Yes! You Tubularly enhanced details!

:D
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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

Offline Lou-ah-vull

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Re: Morning coffee in Montreal day Deux
« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2006, 07:11:10 PM »
Just remember, we Southern gentlemen never kiss and tell.....


 :D

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 Lwood

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Re: Morning coffee in Montreal day Deux
« Reply #19 on: August 17, 2006, 07:14:24 PM »
You Tube my ass,   we want  X  TUBE vids...  " AIDSmeds Gone Wild : Canadian Bakin'  "

Lwood
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Re: Morning coffee in Montreal day Deux
« Reply #20 on: August 17, 2006, 07:23:52 PM »
Just remember, we Southern gentlemen never kiss and tell.....

I'm going to have to call BullSh*t on that one. In the most loving way possible, of course. ;)
"Love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous. Love is never boastful nor conceited. It is never rude or selfish. It does not take offense and is not resentful. Love takes no pleasure in other people's sins, but delights in the truth. It is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes." - 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, adaptation in A Walk To Remember

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Re: Morning coffee in Montreal day Deux
« Reply #21 on: August 17, 2006, 08:19:33 PM »
Lwood darling, you already HAVE You Tubed your ass, and very funny it was too. :D

Is it true that a Mountie always mounts his man? Answers on a postcard, please.

Ann
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Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

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Re: Morning coffee in Montreal day Deux
« Reply #22 on: August 17, 2006, 09:19:14 PM »
My ass doesnt get Tubed unless I want it to....
"Fortunately, I Keep My T Cells Numbered For Just Such An Emergency"
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Re: Morning coffee in Montreal day Deux
« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2006, 09:31:24 PM »
Every bottom says that until there's a dick there. Then it's High Ho the Cherry-O with their legs pointed straight to Jesus!
"Love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous. Love is never boastful nor conceited. It is never rude or selfish. It does not take offense and is not resentful. Love takes no pleasure in other people's sins, but delights in the truth. It is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes." - 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, adaptation in A Walk To Remember

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Re: Morning coffee in Montreal day Deux
« Reply #24 on: August 17, 2006, 09:41:53 PM »
AMG 06 Update....

I just got home after dropping off Alanbama and Jerry at the hotel.  They had quite the ordeal losing luggage and such in customs but survived (without one bag).

We were driving up to the hotel wondering why the heck there were so many people out front when I saw Basquo's gigantic smile.

A HUGE group standing out front, cameras, hugs, what a motley crue!  They were off to dinner seemingly happy.....

Sae.
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Re: Morning coffee in Montreal day Deux
« Reply #25 on: August 18, 2006, 02:00:47 AM »
Undoubtably goes without saying but HAVE A GREAT TIME you lucky ones!
Am so jealous and very :'( I couldn't be there but the dates ended up clashing with my family coming here. Great to see family of course - and currently basking in a 40+ degrees heatwave here - but very sorry to miss opportunity to meet you lot! Oh well, I will await with anticipation news of next years venue...
Just wanted to say HAVE FUN!

Melia :)
« Last Edit: August 18, 2006, 02:03:16 AM by sweetasmeli »
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Re: Morning coffee in Montreal day Deux
« Reply #26 on: August 18, 2006, 06:17:57 AM »
Good Morning family made it here finally at 7pm. Airport from hell. 


Edited to keep happiness in the forums.
« Last Edit: August 24, 2006, 06:32:19 PM by Jerry71 »

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Re: Morning coffee in Montreal day Deux
« Reply #27 on: August 18, 2006, 07:58:51 AM »




Have an ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC TIME EVERYONE  :)



Ray
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Re: Morning coffee in Montreal day Deux
« Reply #28 on: August 18, 2006, 08:29:17 AM »
I don't even know what to say, where to begin, or even if it's possible.

So many smiles.  Everyone has smiles!   ;D

So much laughter.  Hugs, occasional tears, more laughter, talking, and did I mention the smiles?

It does the heart so much good to look across an expanse of 40 faces, all bound together by this damn virus, and see everyone truly having a great time.  You just can't imagine what it's like. 

I CALL IT SERO SORTING FOR THE SOUL!

It's amazing how therapeutic those smiles can be.  It's amazing how healing laughter can feel. 

Everyone has arrived (still more will today), some with missing luggage (mois, Alan, Jen, & ?), some were delayed, some were weary from their travel, some were apprehensive getting out of the cars and facing the ever growing crowd gathered on the sidewalk to greet the next person, but they have certainly arrived.

I got dirt, boy do I have dirt, but this morning I'm feeling rather emotional and reflective, so I'm going to skip it.

I'll just repeat what I wrote above.

I CALL IT SERO SORTING FOR THE SOUL.

 It aint the elusive cure we all hope for someday, but right here and right now, it feels pretty damn good.

RAB   ;D

(We leave for our visit to Hope Chapel in less than 45 minutes, so gotta sign off.)

Offline Lou-ah-vull

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Re: Morning coffee in Montreal day Deux
« Reply #29 on: August 18, 2006, 09:26:22 AM »
I will at least give you all a hint about last evening.... let's just say that some members of the group set off the metal detectors at the international airport.....

AND IT IS 15 MILES AWAY FROM HERE!

P.S.  Ditto on those smiles....they are quite contagious!

All of us are leaving for the Memorial Service.  We will be remembering you and your loved ones too. 

Gary   :D
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 david25luvit

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Re: Morning coffee in Montreal day Deux
« Reply #30 on: August 18, 2006, 11:47:50 AM »
Hey everybody...

                      Marc and I arrived yesterday afternoon (hour and some odd late) and rode to the hotel with Danny and Shane.  Having a great time and enjoying the "group" thing.  Met everyone that had arrived last night before dinner and then on we went to Sky for cocktails.  WOW!  Montreal has way too many cuties/ hotties....how does one choose?  Everyone is great...endless hugs...  Truly I am in good company!  And yes, I'm taking lots of pictures!  Marc and I had breakfast in the hotel this morning early before accompanying everyone to the Chapel...which was for many a truly moving experience. 

                      We have the wedding coming up this afternoon...and then the Meet & Greet tonight so it should be a long wonderful day!  I've probably already said it a thousand times but "Thank God I came!"   Truly a Great bunch of people! :-* :-* :-*
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Re: Morning coffee in Montreal day Deux
« Reply #31 on: August 18, 2006, 01:34:21 PM »
Arrived safely today. Will nap before joining folks at the Meet 'n Greet. This is a beautiful city! I am in an old building---a bed and breakfast in the Gay Village section. The chef will make scrambled eggs tomorrow and there's dining outside on the rooftop complete with Buddha for morning meditations. I am grateful to be here. At Customs, I was asked to state the nature and length of my stay. Reply - Three days -- a social gathering. Guard -- What kind of gathering? Reply - A gathering of people who have HIV-AIDS. Guard - How do you know these people? Reply - We met on line. Guard - Have a good visit. Reply - Thank you. I will.
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Re: Morning coffee in Montreal day Deux
« Reply #32 on: August 19, 2006, 08:15:14 AM »
News item from Montreal:

FLASH

Boy O Boy O Boy, do I have the dirt for you! Get your mudflaps out, cause this is going to get messy!

 ;D

What dynamic duo were caught en flagrante delicto with their clothes off - in my room. And what intreped ex-reporter had the wherewithall to snap a photo that could only be referred to as "blackmail material"?

What deliciously sexy Canadian found himself surrounded by men in a stip club at 2:30 a.m.?

Which person from KC, often the subject of banter here, was spotted having his foot massaged by a delightful French Canadian barman - while others watched? (I hope our dear member from KC is feeling better today. He was having a difficulty that really was no joke. However, if Guy (the name of this delightful Canadian, had massaged my foot, I probably would have ended up in bed with him or arrested.)

What AIDSMeds favorite and very knowledgable soul, appeared at the wedding reception and wowed the crowed by saying "hi." Hint - he is definitely a very nice looking man!

What leather clad couple also found themselves on the streets of Montreal during the wee hours of the morning, surrounded by very young, very muscular men?

Answers to the above will come later! He he he he he! ;D

Now, I don't want to steal anyone's thunder, but first, the Circle of Light and memorial were just wonderful. If there was a dry eye in the house, I didn't see it. I can't say enough about all the work Jan, Claude and Alan did to pull this off.

The wedding was beautiful. Can anyone guess what beloved member from Arizona was spotted wiping tears from his eyes, virtually from the moment the ceremony started?

Oh, as for Rocky, ask him how he ended up in the arms of another member while lounging in the hotel pool. That's right, our own Rocky caught in the arms of someone else - not only in public, but broad daylight no less!

Well, can't say too much more now. Don't want to spoil it for the rest who log in and report.

It is safe to say it has been a wonderful adventure for me, one I have needed for a long time.

HUGS,

Mark

(Who has been compeletely angelic, wholesome and well-behaved this entire time. By the way, for those who didn't know it, Jonathan's photo doesn't do him justice. What a cutie!)

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Re: Morning coffee in Montreal day Deux
« Reply #33 on: August 19, 2006, 12:18:02 PM »
Things I am learning in Montreal.



The more elaborate and sexy sounding the name, the more likely it is that I just ordered Spam with gravy.

Some of us look exactly like our online photos.  And some of us do not.

Tim Horn is built like a brick house. I am just saying.

Andy Velez has hands-down the coolest necklace. Ever.

White teeth is apparently an American thing.

You know the phrase “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas?” Yeah, not so much in Montreal.

It’s not a good idea to have liquor in the room, because people who like to drink will hang around all morning.

It’s a TERRIFIC idea to have liquor in the room, because you get a front row seat to all the dirt.

Apparently, for some of us, Jagermeister and garlic bread is breakfast.

I get good brownie points because I have a digital camera and internet connection, and have opted not to use either after midnight... so far.


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Offline david25luvit

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Re: Morning coffee in Montreal day Deux
« Reply #34 on: August 19, 2006, 04:30:00 PM »
To borrow a line from Jonathan...

I'm just saying...

Jonathan is a delightful and beautiful young man...
with a DAZZLING SMILE.  Truly he looks just like his photo...but better!

Zephyr....You are an angel.  What a delight to finally wrap my arms around you.  You have a heart the size of Texas.

Alan...the man of a thousand birthdays...what a great guy to meet in person.

Tim (Moffie) ...you can't help but love this guy........especially when he tools around in leather.
The waiter at St Huberts restaurant will always rememeber him with shock and awe.

Mark...aka Azetec...provided the entertainment last night offering his best rendition of "TO DREAM THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM"
in his finest leather apparel.  Bravo Mark....no one could have done it better...

Lisa.... With your wit and oral discourse....our meetings have been nothing shy of halarious!  You're a funny funny person who
touches my heart and gives it wings.

Dingo...OMG!  That belt buckle...that boa....that lovely wonderful personality...that chain connected to Shane...truly you have made this
trip a resounding SUCCESS...and Yes! Montreal will never be the same.  I know I won't be........The CD is simply FABULOUS!!!

And we're only half way thru our gathering........
More to come.......



 
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I miss him terribly..........

Offline Lou-ah-vull

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Re: Morning coffee in Montreal day Deux
« Reply #35 on: August 19, 2006, 05:41:08 PM »
It's becoming increasing clear that no secret is unsafe in Montreal!  Eyes are everywhere (and there is lots to eyeball....)

Gary   :D
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

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Re: Morning coffee in Montreal day Deux
« Reply #36 on: August 20, 2006, 05:14:00 PM »
I'm salivating in anticipation of the Details so properly demanded by Molten (who seems to speak with great authority on bottoms  ;) ). Jay
Her finely-touched spirit had still its fine issues, though they were not widely visible. Her full nature, like that river of which Cyrus broke the strength, spent itself in channels which had no great name on the earth. But the effect of her being on those around her was incalculably diffusive: for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.

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Re: Morning coffee in Montreal day Deux
« Reply #37 on: August 20, 2006, 05:30:08 PM »
ROFL!
"Love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous. Love is never boastful nor conceited. It is never rude or selfish. It does not take offense and is not resentful. Love takes no pleasure in other people's sins, but delights in the truth. It is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes." - 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, adaptation in A Walk To Remember

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Re: Morning coffee in Montreal day Deux
« Reply #38 on: August 20, 2006, 06:41:57 PM »
Oh You Guys!!! I want to be there so bad!!! :(

Have fun my friends...

Jena

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Re: Morning coffee in Montreal day Deux
« Reply #39 on: August 21, 2006, 10:19:22 AM »




Tim Horn is built like a brick house. I am just saying.

Damn it! Stop teasing us,where are the pictures?  ;D LOL!!

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Re: Morning coffee in Montreal day Deux
« Reply #40 on: August 22, 2006, 12:36:28 AM »
Jeff...

           Not to worry I have pictures...Boy!  Do I have pictures!  Dingo and I discussed posting those who took still pictures on a site (Kodak, I believe.)  So patience my dear folks.  Let us get it together ::)

But more importantly...Tim Horn was an excellent speaker...I got so much from his presentation as I'm sure everyone who attended did........I applaude Tim and Andy.  I found them both to be quite articulate and extremely motivating.  A Big Thumbs Up for these guys for their contributions to the AMG!!!
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Re: Morning coffee in Montreal day Deux
« Reply #41 on: August 22, 2006, 12:41:10 AM »
Things I am learning in Montreal.

Apparently, for some of us, Jagermeister and garlic bread is breakfast.

I get good brownie points because I have a digital camera and internet connection, and have opted not to use either after midnight... so far.




 ;) Jonathan, you're my favorite ::rolls eyes::
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Re: Morning coffee in Montreal day Deux
« Reply #42 on: August 22, 2006, 12:00:20 PM »
One of Lisa's good morning pics  ???



Removed pic because I didn't want to piss Lisa off.
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Offline david25luvit

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Re: Morning coffee in Montreal day Deux
« Reply #43 on: August 22, 2006, 12:12:10 PM »
Ain't she pretty.......... ::)
Almost as pretty as me in the morning ::)
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Re: Morning coffee in Montreal day Deux
« Reply #44 on: August 22, 2006, 07:04:02 PM »
LOL Jerry, remind me to never share a hotel room with you. I don't know if I'd be responsible for my actions if you not only took a photo of me waking up, but posted it on the internet too! ;D

Lisa, I feel your pain. ;)

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Re: Morning coffee in Montreal day Deux
« Reply #45 on: August 22, 2006, 08:25:03 PM »
Yeah Ann...SHE SHOULD HAVE A VIDEO of ALL THE GOINGS ONS  in her room...Hmmm
but you didn't hear it from me.   And all those MOANS & GROANS.  YIKES! ::)
How she got any sleep...is a mystery to me :o
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Re: Morning coffee in Montreal day Deux
« Reply #46 on: August 23, 2006, 08:04:23 AM »
All I'm sayin' is that if someone appeared with a camera before I had my first cup of coffee, that camera would now reside where the sun don't shine.  >:( :D

Lisa, I'm still feeling your pain. :o Where are you anyway, young lady? You've been disquietingly .... erm... quiet. Cat got yer tongue?  :-X Ferret got yer fingers?  :-[

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Re: Morning coffee in Montreal day Deux
« Reply #47 on: August 23, 2006, 08:26:37 AM »
Poor Lisa...hounded by the paparazzi, no matter where she travels.

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Re: Morning coffee in Montreal day Deux
« Reply #48 on: August 23, 2006, 11:47:04 AM »
OMG!  She's being held hostage by the strippers at THE CLUB.  Tuesday was LADIES NIGHT.
Lisa..........where are you?  And if you've got nothing nice to say about anybody....come sit next to me :P

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