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Offline Dennis

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Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« on: June 03, 2010, 09:35:05 PM »
I'm beginning communications with the catering manager from the Stratosphere. Is everyone interested in doing a meet & greet on Friday evening? If so, please let me know what you would like. I'm presuming a cash bar is a must.

Their catering typically starts at around $40 per person with a 20 person minimum. I've already told them we are a group on a budget. They're willing to work with us.

What is the most you would like to spend? Do want a sit down style event, buffet, or finger foods? Keep in mind we're a fairly small group this year, so we don't have as much buying power as we've had at past events. However, I'll do my best to ensure a memorable event at a reasonable price based on your feedback.

Dennis

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2010, 10:53:28 PM »
Friday Eve sounds great.

I kinda like the idea of a buffet (like we had in Boston). I think Sit down would be too "stuffy", but that's just my opinion.

As far as cost, 40ish is fine with me.

-Will
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Offline Lou-ah-vull

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2010, 12:36:05 AM »
I ditto the Friday evening suggestion.  I imagine we will be in the $40 range which is acceptable to me.  I also think the buffet style, appetizer type food will work best for our group.  I sure hope we can get 20 people.  Vegas is relatively inexpensive still and this is such an opportunity for those who haven't attended one of our events.

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
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Offline anniebc

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2010, 05:40:23 AM »
Friday night is good.and $40 is fine.

Hugs
Jan :-*
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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2010, 12:59:47 PM »
agree friday is good  and the 40 ish is OK with me....

Nick
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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2010, 10:35:10 AM »
Hey Mister:

Friday is good and the 40ish is fine too. 

Buffet is also good as opposed to a sit down affair.

(Can we have hunky scantly clad men serve us?   ;D)

RAB

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2010, 11:33:50 AM »

(Can we have hunky scantly clad men serve us?   ;D)

RAB

Great Idea RAB, afterall it is Las Vegas.

We can make the admission $40 + a fistfull of dollar bills.

-W
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Offline Dennis

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2010, 01:16:46 PM »
Hey Mister:

Friday is good and the 40ish is fine too. 

Buffet is also good as opposed to a sit down affair.

(Can we have hunky scantly clad men serve us?   ;D)

RAB

I was actually going to ask if you would serve cocktails wearing nothing but the pink bloomers you received last year in Boston.

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2010, 05:04:54 PM »
I was actually going to ask if you would serve cocktails wearing nothing but the pink bloomers you received last year in Boston.

The PINK bloomers have been returned to their country of origin. 

You have no idea what it was like getting through customs in Hong Kong, Australia, and New Zealand with that parachute in my bag.  But that's a story for another day.

My original plan was to put them on Kooni and surprise Jan, but she wanted no part of it (the pig not Jan  :P).

So I opted for Plan B.  I cleverly hid them somewhere on/in "Jan Land".

To date she either hasn't found them or she has and is evily planning some sort of counter attack.

Either way, since I don't have those disgusting things, obviously I won't be wearing them at the Meet and Greet.  And even if I did, I still wouldn't do it.

BTW--you're a bitch!   ;)

RAB   ;D

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2010, 05:27:45 PM »
The PINK bloomers have been returned to their country of origin. 

You have no idea what it was like getting through customs in Hong Kong, Australia, and New Zealand with that parachute in my bag.  But that's a story for another day.

My original plan was to put them on Kooni and surprise Jan, but she wanted no part of it (the pig not Jan  :P).

So I opted for Plan B.  I cleverly hid them somewhere on/in "Jan Land".

To date she either hasn't found them or she has and is evily planning some sort of counter attack.

Either way, since I don't have those disgusting things, obviously I won't be wearing them at the Meet and Greet.  And even if I did, I still wouldn't do it.

BTW--you're a bitch!   ;)

RAB   ;D

I know I won't be there to see it -- but you could always don a waitress get-up like you wore in Boston -- I can send a picture if you've forgotten!    ;D 
Not sure that you'll end up with many dollar bills in it, but it was soooooo you!!

Mike
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Offline Lou-ah-vull

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2010, 05:01:00 PM »
The waitress gig was well worth the price of that Boston lunch!  Let's hear it for a reprise....


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 anniebc

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2010, 06:33:42 PM »
The PINK bloomers have been returned to their country of origin. 
I think he's bluffing.

The bed has been stiped and washed seveal times since he left, the cupboards and drawers have been cleaned out..as have the ones in the rest of the house, and I haven't come across anything  that is "Big and pink"..I'll keep looking... ;)

Until then the buffet sounds good.

Hugs
Jan :-*
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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2010, 10:21:36 PM »
serve cocktails wearing nothing but the pink bloomers you received last year in Boston.

Sweeeet.

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Offline weasel

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2010, 04:50:35 PM »


 Friday sounds good !

    I'll go for what everyone else wants , I'm easy to please    :)

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2010, 10:40:02 PM »
Friday evening and $40 sounds good to me. 

Cheers,

Henry
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Offline Dennis

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2010, 11:00:25 PM »
Here is what the Stratosphere has offered us thus far. It appears they are trying to make up in catering what they are losing in room revenue.

$41.31 per person (includes tax and gratuity)

Private dining room in the tower for two hours - room rental fee is waived (I'm trying to extend to at least 3)

Chicken entree with potato and vegetable, fresh baked roll w/butter, red velvet cake, coffe or tea.

Cash bar with a $175 bartender fee (waived if bar tab reaches $500).

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #16 on: June 12, 2010, 11:11:40 PM »
D,

IMO that all sounds good, Im assuming we would split the bartender fee between us...which would be about $10-$15 per person.

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6/3/14 CD4- 736, UD 34%
6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
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Offline Dennis

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2010, 11:20:01 PM »
D,

IMO that all sounds good, Im assuming we would split the bartender fee between us...which would be about $10-$15 per person.



You all can't drink $500 worth of liquor in 2-3 hours? ;D

I thought about everyone splitting the cost. But then again, not everyone drinks. If this fee goes directly to the bartender, I don't have that much of a problem with the fee. I'm still waiting to hear back in regards to that.

What would be a reasonable bar tab among us for 3 hours? Perhaps I can get the minimum reduced.

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2010, 10:04:46 PM »
Here is what the Stratosphere has offered us thus far. It appears they are trying to make up in catering what they are losing in room revenue.

$41.31 per person (includes tax and gratuity)

Private dining room in the tower for two hours - room rental fee is waived (I'm trying to extend to at least 3)

Chicken entree with potato and vegetable, fresh baked roll w/butter, red velvet cake, coffe or tea.

Cash bar with a $175 bartender fee (waived if bar tab reaches $500).

Dennis:

This sounds awesome.  A private dining room in the tower would be perfect!  If you can get the extra hour then all the better.  And all of this for $41.00?

You've always given us an amazing time for the meet and greet and it sounds like you've done it again.

I can't thank you enough!   :-*

Now about the bar minimum.

Let's do some math.

We're obviously going to be a smaller group this year so that might complicate things.  (Though I'm pretty confident we'll hit swomewhere between 15 & 20.)

So we have to spend a minimum of $500.00 to avoid the bartender charge.  Right?

Let's begin by figuring up the cost of getting Jan and Will  "motivated" enough to make their jump.

(Add the seven, subtract the nine, divide by the square root of pi)

KACHING!

We're half way there.   :-X

Now I'm not much of a drinker, but having been to a couple of these little shin digs I'll probably have a nip or three   ::).

So there's easily another $100.00.

Then let's not forget the Davids, Bonnie, Hellraiser, and assorted others, not to mention those who haven't announced yet.

I think we'll be pretty much home free.   :P

But getting back to the topic at hand, I'm in.

RAB   ;D

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2010, 02:24:28 AM »
Quote
Let's begin by figuring up the cost of getting Jan and Will  "motivated" enough to make their jump.

Hey RAB If you wants to spend $100 on cocktails to get me "Motivated" then I have no objections but you would have to drag me to the top, tie me up and literally throw me off the platform at the sky jump, after all those cocktails I won't be able to do anything on my own... ;D

To help out I will drink as many Bailey's as I can without throwing up.

Hugs
Jan :-*
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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2010, 11:11:47 PM »
Dennis:

You've always given us an amazing time for the meet and greet and it sounds like you've done it again.

I can't thank you enough!   :-*


Well said RAB, and I agree. Thank you Dennis for everything you put into these things, not sure we would ever find anyone with the same motivation and expertise as you have, all of which when you are not even sure if you will be attending!

Thx Dennis


-Will

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2010, 11:14:22 PM »
Hi Dennis and others:

Is there anyway to find out if someone is looking to maybe share a room and split the cost?  I want to go and would like to look at the possibility of a room share with someone....  Hope I'm posting this in the right spot.....  Also, could you remind me of what the room cost is and what code we use to book (can it be booked online)?

Thanks!
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10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #22 on: June 14, 2010, 11:29:23 PM »
Hi Dennis and others:

Is there anyway to find out if someone is looking to maybe share a room and split the cost?  I want to go and would like to look at the possibility of a room share with someone....  Hope I'm posting this in the right spot.....  Also, could you remind me of what the room cost is and what code we use to book (can it be booked online)?

Thanks!

The Code is "C-AMG". I think the rate I booked for under that code was $30/night weekdays and $41/night weekends.

We would love to see you Phil! It's gonna be a blast!

Check your PM, ima sendin you an email

-Will
« Last Edit: June 14, 2010, 11:30:59 PM by WillyWump »
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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2010, 11:34:56 PM »
Thanks Will -
Checking the PM now
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Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #24 on: June 15, 2010, 09:58:54 AM »
Thank you Dennis for everything you put into these things, not sure we would ever find anyone with the same motivation and expertise as you have, all of which when you are not even sure if you will be attending!

Thx Dennis


-Will



What?  Have I missed something?   ???  


RAB  

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #25 on: June 15, 2010, 09:48:06 PM »
What?  Have I missed something?   ???  

RAB  

Well I dont know, he says in this thread..."If I can make it to Vegas"

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?action=post;quote=407907;topic=32923.0;sesc=616a665b02ecbac3c358ab6d3994f55f

Hopefully he's ironed it out and will be there.

Dennis??? What say you?

=Will
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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #26 on: June 15, 2010, 10:53:08 PM »
Well I dont know, he says in this thread..."If I can make it to Vegas"

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?action=post;quote=407907;topic=32923.0;sesc=616a665b02ecbac3c358ab6d3994f55f

Hopefully he's ironed it out and will be there.

Dennis??? What say you?

=Will

I was wondering where the notion of me not attending came from.  I thought someone was blabbing their mouth  ;D

Dennis

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #27 on: June 15, 2010, 11:01:44 PM »
I was wondering where the notion of me not attending came from.  I thought someone was blabbing their mouth  ;D

Dennis

I'll take that as Your coming. Yay

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #28 on: June 16, 2010, 08:55:40 PM »
If you all do not mind, I'd like to look at having our function off site. I have just spoken to the catering manager, and I'm just not comfortable with what they are offering.

If we want to increase our event to 3 hours, there would be a room rental charge of $200.

The $175 bartender fee, if we don't consume $500 worth of liquor in 2 hours, goes directly to the hotel as a labour charge. It would not go to the bartender.

Lastly, there is a $300 deposit they will not waive.

Since they are unwilling to stray from policies to earn our business, I just assume we take our business elsewhere.
Let me know what you think.

Dennis

« Last Edit: June 16, 2010, 08:57:15 PM by Dennis »

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #29 on: June 16, 2010, 09:14:58 PM »


               There is so many places to have a party in Las  Vegas !

              I'm up for anything !

              It really does sound like a good idea to move it to a more  receptive venue.

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #30 on: June 16, 2010, 10:06:30 PM »

Since they are unwilling to stray from policies to earn our business, I just assume we take our business elsewhere.
Let me know what you think.

Dennis

That's a shame, but I agree. I'm onboard with whatever you can come up with Dennis.

-Will
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6/3/14 CD4- 736, UD 34%
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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #31 on: June 16, 2010, 10:34:33 PM »
I don't mind where we have the meet and Greet Dennis, lots of great place's for a get together.

Do we still have the room for the memorial service?

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #32 on: June 16, 2010, 11:34:57 PM »
I don't mind where we have the meet and Greet Dennis, lots of great place's for a get together.

Do we still have the room for the memorial service?

Hugs
Jan :-*

I believe Gary may have arranged something for the memorial service when he visited the hotel.  I'll touch base with him.

No worries about the meet and greet.  I have a few backup plans.  And it's still possible the Stratosphere will change their mind once I tell them we're taking our business elsewhere. 

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« Reply #33 on: June 17, 2010, 01:58:55 PM »
Acutally, I did not yet have an arrangement for the memorial service and was hoping to use our "room in the sky" at the beginning of our event if that worked out.  I agree now that the hotel is making too many demands for a group of our size and there a bazillion locations to have a social event in Vegas... maybe that will help the hotel to understand that it is best not to jerk our chain. 

So...at the moment no location for memorial, but open to suggestion.  I like the idea of combining it with our meet and greet event especially if we are going off site to make it easier on the attendees.  We know Jan will suspicious if we tell her that where we go is a "wee walk" from the site.  It will all work out...and we will have a blast I am sure.

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #34 on: June 27, 2010, 08:47:34 PM »
If you all do not mind, I'd like to look at having our function off site. I have just spoken to the catering manager, and I'm just not comfortable with what they are offering.

If we want to increase our event to 3 hours, there would be a room rental charge of $200.

The $175 bartender fee, if we don't consume $500 worth of liquor in 2 hours, goes directly to the hotel as a labour charge. It would not go to the bartender.

Lastly, there is a $300 deposit they will not waive.

Since they are unwilling to stray from policies to earn our business, I just assume we take our business elsewhere.
Let me know what you think.

Dennis



O.K. I guess my first comment is related to your last.  I know these big properties have a pretty straight forward way of doing business and they just aren't likely to stray away from it.

So if all the condiditions and hoop jumps are simply not possible then I think you've got the right idea when you say "we take our business elsewhere".

The $300.00 deposit doesn't seem unreasonable to me.  We can't ask them to take a room off inventory without some sort of guarantee.  (I'm assuming the deposit goes toward the final bill.)

I'm also not that worried about the bartender fee of $175.00 if we don't consume $500.00.  ::)  Of course that would become clearer if we could nail some of these specifics down and get a more accurate idea of exactly how many will be attending.

The $200.00 for an additional hour?  Now that does bother me.

Can (forgive me buddy--I'm stupid) you give us a final summary of exactly what we'd be getting (food), where we'd be, and if we went with the 3 hours (although if we have to go 2 we could do that I guess), assuming we meet the bar minimum, what the cost per person would be if we are 15 and if we are 20?

RAB   ;D

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« Reply #35 on: June 27, 2010, 09:45:36 PM »
Santi and I are fine with whatever we decide on--so count on two more!

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #36 on: June 30, 2010, 08:58:43 PM »
I've been working on a couple of different proposals from the Palms Hotel and Casino.
www.palms.com

Little Buddha
http://www.littlebuddhalasvegas.com/

$45 pp plus tax and gratuity (7.5% / 21%)

APPETIZERS

Beef Lettuce Wraps
Kurobuta Potstickers
Crispy Chicken Spring Rolls

ENTREES

Chinese Orange Chicken
Mongolian Beef
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Fried Rice

DESSERT

White Chocolate Cheesecake


Simon (outdoor terrace or sunroom)
http://www.palmsplace.com/eat/simon.php
http://www.palmsplace.com/pdf/simon_events.pdf

$65 plus tax and gratuity

appetizers
bluefin tuna tartare with lemongrass oil and chives
wood fired margherita pizza
“classic caesar” ciabatta croutons, parmesan tuille


entrees
the “meatloaf” our special recipe
thai red chicken curry , satay, coconut milk,  basil, pineapple chutney
bamboo steamed fish, bok choy, orange sauce

sides
macaroni and cheese gratin
garlic mashed potatoes
creamed spinach

dessert
simon junk food / old favorites all grown up
cotton candy, caramel corn, mini cupcakes, snowballs


I am also waiting waiting to see if we can remove the appetizers from the above menue at Simon's to reduce the cost. Another option at Simon Rest. would be an hors d' oeuvres option for aproximately $45.

The above menus are served family style. Little Buddha also has a buffet option with butler pass hors d' oeuvres for $60 pp should we want to go that route.

Let me know what you think.
 
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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #37 on: June 30, 2010, 09:45:09 PM »
Wow Dennis, both venues look amazing. I rather like the menu at Simon's, but Little Budha is $20 cheaper..meh, It really doesnt matter to me.

*flips coin* - Littel Buddha.

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« Reply #38 on: July 01, 2010, 06:44:13 PM »
both sound like a good choice  lean a little toward the   Simon  buffet   but either would be good ... as always you do a great job with choices.....   


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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #39 on: July 02, 2010, 06:53:06 PM »
Hi Dennis

Both options sound good to me. 

So lets try and summarize the 3 main options.

Simon:

when you add in the tax and gratuity, Simon is pushing close to $85.00 ($65.00 + $4.88 tax + $13.65 gratuity = $83.53)  (If I've done my math correctly.)  Then the cost of beverages. 

Little Budha:

At  Little Budha the cost is about $58.00 ($45.00 + $3.38 tax + $9.45 gratuity) (again if I've done my math correctly.)  Then the cost of beverages.

Strat: (If it's still being considered)

The offer from the Strat was $41.31 including tax and gratuity right?  Of course that only gave us two hours, and we had the issue of the potential bartender charge.

Decisions decisions.

At Little Budha and Simon would we have a private space like at the Strat or would we be in the main dining room?  (because to me that's the real deciding factor) If so is there a time limit like at the Strat?  Would there be a bartender charge at either Palms venues?

O.K. no more questions.  I'm starving after looking at all the wonderful food, so I have to go microwave something.   :-*

Thanks again buddy for all of your hard work.  (Now about those hunky, scantly clad servers. . . . ;))

RAB   ;D


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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #40 on: July 02, 2010, 10:31:47 PM »
We would have our own room (Sun Room) at Simon which has a beautivul open air terrace leading out to a pool. We would have cocktail servers for drinks.

Little Buddha...we would have the back section of the restaraunt which also has a terrace leading out to a pool. It will not be as private as Simon.

I'm waiting to hear back from the Palms if there is anyway to change the menu to reduce the cost. Ideally, I think Simon would be our best bet.


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« Reply #41 on: July 06, 2010, 01:24:54 PM »

           I like Simom   :P

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #42 on: July 06, 2010, 08:35:48 PM »
We would have our own room (Sun Room) at Simon which has a beautivul open air terrace leading out to a pool. We would have cocktail servers for drinks.

I'm waiting to hear back from the Palms if there is anyway to change the menu to reduce the cost. Ideally, I think Simon would be our best bet.



Dennis the venue sounds awesome!  I agree that Simon appears to be our best bet.

RAB   ;D

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #43 on: July 06, 2010, 08:47:24 PM »
Yeah, im changing my vote to Simon!

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« Reply #44 on: July 07, 2010, 12:17:05 AM »
Simon....

...but not it is "back to the drawing board" about where to have our "memorial service."  I can use some ideas!

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #45 on: July 07, 2010, 01:24:39 AM »
If we are having problems finding a venue for our Memorial service and for Ric's memorial, maybe we should consider having it at our agreed Meet and Greet venue....just a suggestion, what do you guys think?.

I don't think we should be forking out more money if we don't need to.

BTW..Simons sounds good to me.

Hugs
Jan :-*

 
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« Reply #46 on: July 07, 2010, 10:24:58 AM »
Jan,

I would like to do both events together if the venue is appropriate.  The idea I discussed briefly with RAB would be a "celebration of life" that would be more joyous in nature (while at the same time acknowledging our most recent losses) and then could be done with the evening event.  Given the more public area where we are planning the Friday evening event, it may not be suitable for what we would like to memorialize our friends and loved ones.  At the same time, RAB and I are both concerned that a memorial at a separate time might be depressing and difficult for some of us.  I certainly wish both events to be meaningful.  If we all think about it, I think a "solution" will emerge. 

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07/06:  361 (27.8%), 1299 VL
10/06:  454 (32.4%), 55 VL
01/07:  499 (38.4%), UD
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01/11:  627 (48.2%), UD
07/11:  840 (52.5%), UD
01/12:  920 (51.1%), UD
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10/12:  UD
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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #47 on: July 07, 2010, 10:57:01 AM »
The idea I discussed briefly with RAB would be a "celebration of life" that would be more joyous in nature (while at the same time acknowledging our most recent losses)
Gary

 I like this "celebration of life" idea. Perhaps at some appropriate point during the meet and greet Gary could start us off with some nice words and then he and others can regale us with some funny stories regarding Ric, Tim, etc.. I foresee lots of toasts and laughter, which would be nice.

Just thinking out loud here.

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #48 on: July 07, 2010, 01:37:13 PM »
I like this "celebration of life" idea. Perhaps at some appropriate point during the meet and greet Gary could start us off with some nice words and then he and others can regale us with some funny stories regarding Ric, Tim, etc.. I foresee lots of toasts and laughter, which would be nice.

Just thinking out loud here.

-Will

My personal opinion is the meet and greet and memorial should be seperate.  First, I think those who have passed deserve a memorial in their hono. Second, I don't think the fascilities I presented are condusive to a memorial. And lastly, there willl be alcohol at the meet and greet. Do yuou really want alcohol with this considering it has the ability to raise emotions?

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #49 on: July 07, 2010, 06:36:42 PM »
Jan,

I would like to do both events together if the venue is appropriate.  The idea I discussed briefly with RAB would be a "celebration of life" that would be more joyous in nature (while at the same time acknowledging our most recent losses) and then could be done with the evening event.  Given the more public area where we are planning the Friday evening event, it may not be suitable for what we would like to memorialize our friends and loved ones.  At the same time, RAB and I are both concerned that a memorial at a separate time might be depressing and difficult for some of us.  I certainly wish both events to be meaningful.  If we all think about it, I think a "solution" will emerge. 

Gary

My personal opinion is the meet and greet and memorial should be seperate.  First, I think those who have passed deserve a memorial in their hono. Second, I don't think the fascilities I presented are condusive to a memorial. And lastly, there willl be alcohol at the meet and greet. Do yuou really want alcohol with this considering it has the ability to raise emotions?

Hi Gary & Dennis:

It appears that holding the two events together isn't a good idea.  The venue isn't properly suited apparently and the conflicting goals of Memorial Service vs Meet and Greet present the probability that the Memorial would be less meaningful.

It was just an idea given the struggles that Gary is having with finding a place for the memorial.

I really don't have much to offer in terms of solutions.

I don't know, does Las Vegas have a local MCC (Metropolitan Community Church)?

Is there a local LBGT group that could provide some suggestions?

Dennis, do you have any ideas that you could offer to Gary?

Actually, does anyone have any ideas that could help.

I'm sure there's got to be someway to make this work.

Gary I still love the idea of a "Celebration of Life".

RAB 

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« Reply #50 on: July 07, 2010, 08:27:54 PM »
What about the local ASO, like we did in Boston?
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« Reply #51 on: July 07, 2010, 09:14:35 PM »
I was googling MCC and ASOs today. I didn't see anything about specific available facilities, but I can start calling tomorrow from the office, to see if someone has a room for us.  I too am thinking we need a special, separate venue for the Memorial.

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #52 on: July 07, 2010, 09:33:06 PM »
Fri A.M.

3 members lost.  Ric, Lisa, and Moffie

3 members willing to jump.

3 members now soaring among the clouds.

3 members willing to honor them by doing the same.  (with a blessing from a certain certain someone)

Half of us on the platform.

Half at the base.

Expressing our support, remembering our fallen, and feeling the emotion.

Celebrating life by taking a chance.  Celebrating life by honoring those we've lost.  (Could there be a better honor?)

After all 3 have jumped, we gather at the base.

. . . . . . . .

not sure where we go from there.

Just some random thoughts I've been having.

RAB

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« Reply #53 on: July 07, 2010, 09:45:47 PM »
RAB,

I dont have any words other than "amazing".

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« Reply #54 on: July 07, 2010, 10:53:10 PM »
Nicely said, RAB... The Strat has something called the Chapel in the Clouds.  We can be absolutely certain that it costs money.  I will try and find out what an hour (I am sure you can't get it for less than an hour) would cost.  The view up there is quite stunning and it does give us the experience of rising up into the clouds without that hairraising bungee jump down (although I certainly want to be ringside when Will and Jan make the jump!)

I will investigate and report back.

I had already looked into the local ASO and there was no facility like we had in Boston.  Let's see what we can find out about our host hotel. 

I have another notion (this once would not cost anything, but would involve transportation) and yes, it involves Red Rock Canyon.

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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
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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #55 on: July 08, 2010, 01:25:51 AM »
If you want space in the hotel for a memorial I'm sure i can work that out with the groups manager.

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« Reply #56 on: July 08, 2010, 01:37:15 AM »
Fri A.M.

3 members lost.  Ric, Lisa, and Moffie

3 members willing to jump.

3 members now soaring among the clouds.

3 members willing to honor them by doing the same.  (with a blessing from a certain certain someone)

Half of us on the platform.

Half at the base.

Expressing our support, remembering our fallen, and feeling the emotion.

Celebrating life by taking a chance.  Celebrating life by honoring those we've lost.  (Could there be a better honor?)

After all 3 have jumped, we gather at the base.

. . . . . . . .

not sure where we go from there.

Just some random thoughts I've been having.

RAB

Edit to ask:  Too kitchy?

Wow.... I really like this.  Wish I could be there to share the moment.  You all have a safe trip and a great time.

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« Reply #57 on: July 09, 2010, 09:29:21 PM »
I just want to reiterate that Santi and I are up for whatever...Simon looks like a great place, especially if we can be in a private room.

I also like RAB's idea for the memorial service, and am willing to jump! (need bathrooms available at launch AND landing pads, please. Or else provide me with pads  :o )

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« Reply #58 on: July 09, 2010, 09:57:51 PM »
I think Red Rock Canyon sounds great.  Valley of Fire might be good, too, if I'm remembering correctly).  I don't recall which is closer, though. 

As to the Meet and Greet... something as informal as possible would be fine with me.  The setup we had in Montreal was nice with lots of space to move around, meet, and greet.  Hell, we could have it at just about any restaurant and I'd be good with it.  How about the nice buffets that most hotels have?  Perhaps they have a private room we could use (just a thought). 

Nicely said, RAB... The Strat has something called the Chapel in the Clouds.  We can be absolutely certain that it costs money.  I will try and find out what an hour (I am sure you can't get it for less than an hour) would cost.  The view up there is quite stunning and it does give us the experience of rising up into the clouds without that hairraising bungee jump down (although I certainly want to be ringside when Will and Jan make the jump!)

I will investigate and report back.

I had already looked into the local ASO and there was no facility like we had in Boston.  Let's see what we can find out about our host hotel. 

I have another notion (this once would not cost anything, but would involve transportation) and yes, it involves Red Rock Canyon.

Gary
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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #59 on: July 09, 2010, 11:20:53 PM »


As to the Meet and Greet... something as informal as possible would be fine with me.  The setup we had in Montreal was nice with lots of space to move around, meet, and greet.  Hell, we could have it at just about any restaurant and I'd be good with it.  How about the nice buffets that most hotels have?  Perhaps they have a private room we could use (just a thought). 


Good points David. 

My only concern is that we may be running out of time

At some point we have to make a decision.

The properties are going to require a minium count.

They are going to require a certain guarantee.

We are now looking at an event that is literally 3 - 4 weeks away.

The Meet & Great is certainly one of the signature events of these gatherings.

I'm not sure that throwing another option into the discussion is a good idea.

I know that at $85.00 this will be the most expensive meet and greet we've ever had.

But I think we need to balance that against the fact that we'll be spending the lowest hotel costs we've ever spent.

If I'm not mistaken the best price we've ever paid is something like $125.00 per night (Mexico City being the possible exception given the exchange rate--which I'm not certain of.)

But I think Dennis has given us an option that is certainly worth considering.

Getting back to my original point.

We are running out of time.

This has to be nailed down.

Whatever option we go for, they are going to want a guarateed count.

Getting back to my original point, I just fear we are running out of time.

So we have to find someway to move this forward and look toward the goal of a positive gathering.

RAB

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #60 on: July 09, 2010, 11:38:58 PM »
I can't do Ric's memorial outside..that's why I suggested we think about doing it at the Meet and Greet.

Thinking about it I don't think it will put a downer on the Meet and Greet, apart from the "official" memorial servise (that can be done outside) this was the time Ric loved most, mingling with his friends.

I still think Simons is the best bet, and I agree with RAB we need to get the numbers so we, or rather Dennis can get this organised for us.

So get your names down folks.

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« Reply #61 on: July 10, 2010, 12:52:41 AM »
I have to reiterate what Rab stated. We are running out of time. And unfortunately, the personal time I have to work on this is minimal.

First off, we need audiovisual equipment for the meet and greet. Simon and Buddha are restaurants. Therefore, these two establishments cannot meet the needs for the memorial.

Reviewing the website for Simon, the space is not particularly casual. Although, we will have our own private space with a terrace leading out to a pool. With less than 20 people, I think this should suffice the space to move about request, with room to invite 150 of your closest personal friends. Jeans and a nice shirt would suffice for those that don't care to dress up. I have always tried to make our meet and greet unique to the destination our event is held. I think Simon fits this. A descent dinner buffet on a Friday night in Vegas is upwards of $50 or more. At least by my standards. There are cheaper, but you get what you pay for. Paying an additional $30 for the Simon space with cocktail service is worth the extra price, I think. As Rab stated, the room price is next to nothing. The $85 for Simon plus your total room budget would barely cover 2 night hotel at past AMGs.

So, from my point of view, we have two options. Pay the outrageous price for a banquet room at the Stratosphere where we can have both the meet and greet and memorial. Or, go with Simon and request space at the Stratosphere for the memorial.

Please try to decide by Wednesday.

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« Reply #62 on: July 10, 2010, 03:30:59 AM »

Simon sound good to me.  jan, you mentioned you need to be inside so I take it you need some audio/visual stuff.  Is there someway we can do it without the a/v?  Like maybe hand out small cards/pix (kinda like prayer cards) and hold them(kinda like candles).  I don't think it would be a downer either.  And I like rab's idea of celebrating their lives by jumping off a roof.  No disrespect in that.

count me in on the meet/greet.

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« Reply #63 on: July 10, 2010, 03:53:16 PM »
I'm in for the meet and greet also (not sure I said that officially before).

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« Reply #64 on: July 10, 2010, 07:03:14 PM »
count me in   Simons  sounds great    the overall cost including the hotel is OK 


 BTW  the hotel are pretty stuck on charging for Internet service...   think you can talk them out of that Dennis ??/      even Starbucks  and the sandwich shops dont charge anymore......most of the local places never did charge  ( Motels/ Hotels)

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« Reply #65 on: July 12, 2010, 01:34:07 AM »


      Not sure if it is free ?
     
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        They have an events   room  !

       It is  almost across from  the   MCCLV .  ( almond tree lane )

     

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #66 on: July 12, 2010, 11:54:57 AM »
Since I've had to change my plans and won't be going to Las Vegas (see my update in the arrivals / departures thread), I obviously won't be attending the meet and greet or the memorial service.  But I will still be happy to contribute some funds.  I'll miss seeing all of you.

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #67 on: July 12, 2010, 09:55:30 PM »
i have not thoroughly read this thread but will in the near future. i think i can do whatever the majority desires...including the (eek) $85 meet & greet.

seeing as how i really havent put my weight in i will sit back and enjoy whatever it is when i get there :)...like voting in elections i believe that only those who voted (not those who are affected) have earned the right to speak their minds at said outcome.

with that said, looking forward to seeing you all wherever we meet.

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #68 on: July 14, 2010, 04:09:29 PM »
I will be confirming Simon within the next 48 hours for 15 persons, unless I'm told differently.

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« Reply #69 on: July 15, 2010, 11:45:51 PM »
I think this is the best choice and I am looking forward to dining at the Palms.  It will be a challenge to get everybody over there, but I am certain we will work that out (to quote Jan, this is not a "wee walk".) 

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #70 on: July 16, 2010, 01:35:38 AM »
I think Simon will be fine. Count me in.

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #71 on: July 18, 2010, 10:40:17 PM »
I would love to attend the meet & greet Friday evening, if there's still room.  I will be arriving that afternoon.  Whatever the price is cool with me...I'll swing it. ;)
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« Reply #72 on: July 18, 2010, 10:51:51 PM »
I realize Im jumping in kind of late here - but please count me in for the Friday evening event as well - if there is room. If not I understand.  The price is ok.  Im up for anything - thats when Vegas gets fun!
As I mentioned on the the other thread - I'll be arriving Wednesday afternoon and leaving town Monday morn.  
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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #73 on: July 19, 2010, 09:47:30 PM »
Slight hijack..

ummm, it was 112 today in Vegas. This pansy white boy doesnt do well in the heat... and dont give me this "dry heat" crap cause you can stick your head in an oven and that's a dry heat also, and that's no walk in the park.

*sigh* gonna have to find an anti-wrinkle cream that doesnt melt.

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #74 on: July 20, 2010, 12:03:25 AM »
*sigh* gonna have to find an anti-wrinkle cream that doesnt melt.

-Will

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Perhaps you could try a nice spackle?

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #75 on: July 20, 2010, 05:19:28 PM »
dont give me this "dry heat" crap cause you can stick your head in an oven and that's a dry heat also, and that's no walk in the park.
-Will

All you have to do is remember  to stay hydrated.  It's actually a very enjoyable pastime!  I'm sure we're all pretty good at it, but practice makes perfect.   :P
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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #76 on: July 20, 2010, 10:09:48 PM »
All you have to do is remember  to stay hydrated.  

So your saying I should go from drinking doubles to drinking triples while in Vegas? This should be fun.

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #77 on: July 21, 2010, 07:13:32 AM »
Slight hijack..

ummm, it was 112 today in Vegas. This pansy white boy doesnt do well in the heat... and dont give me this "dry heat" crap cause you can stick your head in an oven and that's a dry heat also, and that's no walk in the park.

*sigh* gonna have to find an anti-wrinkle cream that doesnt melt.

-Will
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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #78 on: July 21, 2010, 10:52:14 AM »
I'd like to participate in everything that's planned if possible. 
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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #79 on: July 21, 2010, 11:25:11 AM »
I'd like to participate in everything that's planned if possible. 

Absolutely you must!

To everyone attending:

Dennis and I have been in communication and it looks like a change is going to be required.  He'll probably post something today and it'll be crucial (because of the time crunch) that everyone try and respond quickly.  So everyone--please pay attention to this thread over the next few days.

RAB

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #80 on: July 21, 2010, 11:30:19 AM »
Absolutely you must!

To everyone attending:

Dennis and I have been in communication and it looks like a change is going to be required.  He'll probably post something today and it'll be crucial (because of the time crunch) that everyone try and respond quickly.  So everyone--please pay attention to this thread over the next few days.

RAB

Okies.

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #81 on: July 21, 2010, 03:42:47 PM »
So your saying I should go from drinking doubles to drinking triples while in Vegas? This should be fun.

-Will

That sounds like a great desert survival tactic. I'm sure we can find a way to get quadruples out there, in case of emergency dehydration!!  Fun indeed!
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« Reply #82 on: July 22, 2010, 08:04:16 PM »
Hey everyone,

I went to reserve the the Simon space and it was taken from us.  Someone rented out the entire restaurant.  So...here are our options.

Little Buddha...space is not completely private.  You would be in the back room with private access to the patio/pool area.  Cocktail service available.  You can have the menu I posted above.  Or, they are willing to minimize the menu to reduce costs to around $45 per person.

The sedond option is a private room at the Stratosphere buffet.  The cost of the room rental and buffet would be aproximately $42.00 per person.   

Basically you need to decide between convenience and cost vs atmosphere.  Personally, I would go with Little Buddha.  The Strat has not been the easiest to work with.  However, I'm not going my vote doesn't count.

Dennis

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #83 on: July 22, 2010, 08:43:42 PM »
Little Buddha.

However have we decided whether to do the memorial with the Meet and Greet? if so we need a place where we can do Audio Visuals, and I think Dennis mentioned Little Buddha could not accomodate that.

Can Strat Accomodate Audio Visuals?

Are we going to do the memorial with the meet and Greet? Weasel had a good idea in using the local LGBT's room. See Weasel's post above.

-Will
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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #84 on: July 22, 2010, 09:00:22 PM »
Little Buddha is my vote.  I've never been there but it's looks nice.   ;)

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #85 on: July 22, 2010, 09:08:34 PM »
I would vote for Little Buddha. The ambiance seems nice and we have done quite well in the past with semi private.

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« Reply #86 on: July 22, 2010, 09:10:19 PM »
I'd be happy with either.
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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #87 on: July 22, 2010, 09:15:17 PM »
Santi and I vote for Little Buddha! Love the pics of that place.

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« Reply #88 on: July 22, 2010, 10:38:56 PM »
I am flexible and willing to go to either place.  While we have not made a final decision, there seemed to be consensus that combining the Memorial with the Meet and Greet would not work at Simon.  It most likely would not work at Little Buddha.  I do not know if we could accommodate Jan's needs at Stratosphere.  So...we are probably still assuming a different time and place for the memorial.  If the local LGBT space is available (and we can figure out transportation) that may be our best option.  If not, something at the hotel is probably best.  In any event, I do not know if we can get the A/V equipment Jan wants.

We always work out something and everyone finds the time meaningful.  I am guessing the same will happen in Las Vegas.  Any help with "nailing down" a location will be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #89 on: July 22, 2010, 11:04:00 PM »
In regards to the memorial, I looked up the LGBT center and their hours are Mon-Fri 11a-7pm. closed Sat and Sun. So we would most likely have to do the memorial on Friday if we wanted to use the center. Also, its about 10 blocks from the Strat, so not sure if we would have to use cabs or the bus. If we use the bus we would need to transfer once.

I can call them tomorrow if yall like.

-Will
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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #90 on: July 23, 2010, 09:25:06 AM »
Either option is fine with me.

RAB   ;D

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #91 on: July 23, 2010, 09:56:35 AM »
I'm easy... Or that's what I've been told. :o
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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #92 on: July 23, 2010, 04:27:22 PM »


              Little  Buddha   sounds nice  :)

             
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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #93 on: July 23, 2010, 04:42:53 PM »
I'm easy... Or that's what I've been told. :o

And you were nervous about not fitting in?  LOL 

RAB   ;D

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #94 on: July 24, 2010, 02:07:35 AM »
either one is fine by me too.   I'm just along for the ride.
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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #95 on: July 24, 2010, 03:45:47 PM »
either one is fine by me too.   I'm just along for the ride.


Hey Robert, I have only one word for you - Montreal!

Nuff said, you little tramp! ;D

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #96 on: July 26, 2010, 10:12:12 PM »
Little Buddha is reserved from 6pm - 9pm.  The patio and pool deck are yours exclusively for the evening should you decide to carry the party on later.

Please choose a menu.

$45.00

APPETIZERS

Beef Lettuce Wraps
Kurobuta Potstickers
Crispy Chicken Spring Rolls

ENTREES

Chinese Orange Chicken
Mongolian Beef
~~~
Fried Rice

DESSERT

White Chocolate Cheesecake

$50.00
APPETIZERS

Wok-Fried Calamari & Shrimp
Kurobuta Potstickers
Crispy Chicken Spring Rolls

SALAD

Chinese Chicken Salad

ENTREES
(For groups of 30 or more please choose 2 entrees)

Choice of

Shrimp Chow Mein

Char Grilled Salmon

 Angry Roasted Jidori Chicken
~~~
Fried Rice

DESSERT

“Liquid” Centered Chocolate Cake

$60.00

APPETIZERS

Wok-Fried Calamari & Shrimp
Crispy Chicken Spring Rolls
Kurobuta Potstickers


SALAD

Chinese Chicken Salad


ENTREES
(For groups of 30 or more please choose 2 entrees )

Choice of

Broiled Misoyaki Black Cod

Chinese Orange Chicken

Grilled Filet Mignon
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Fried Rice

DESSERT

Banana Almond Tart

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #97 on: July 26, 2010, 10:36:50 PM »
I'm gonna have to go with the $50 menu...Shrimp Chow Mein, YUM!

"Angry Roasted Jidori Chicken"- what is that? Does this mean we have to piss off the Chef before he makes it?

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #98 on: July 26, 2010, 10:53:10 PM »
I'm voting for either #1 or #3.

(I can't eat shrimp or salmon)  But the idea of having an "angry chicken"  ::) might interest me.

Actually I'm casting my vote for #1 now that I've reviewed the menu.

RAB   ;D

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« Reply #99 on: July 26, 2010, 11:00:36 PM »
I like menu 2 or 3 especially because of the calamari.  Slight preference of 2 over 3.  More than willing to go with 1 if that is the group consensus.

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #100 on: July 26, 2010, 11:14:39 PM »
Little Buddha is reserved from 6pm - 9pm.  The patio and pool deck are yours exclusively for the evening should you decide to carry the party on later.


DESSERT

White Chocolate Cheesecake


you can see my priorities.

# 1
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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #101 on: July 26, 2010, 11:19:42 PM »
I will vote for #1.
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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #102 on: July 26, 2010, 11:21:36 PM »
The patio and pool deck are yours exclusively for the evening should you decide to carry the party on later.


... I love the sound of this.

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #103 on: July 27, 2010, 07:54:48 AM »
#1

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #104 on: July 27, 2010, 09:25:01 AM »



        #1 , I like Mongolian Beef and Fried rice  :)
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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #105 on: July 27, 2010, 10:31:07 AM »
I'll go with #1, Chinese Orange Chicken.  But I am curious why the Jidori Chicken is Angry. I guess someone had to ask.
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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #106 on: July 27, 2010, 07:24:56 PM »
they all  sound good , really like the calamari  tho , but any of them is fine...   and i agree about the    white chocolate   cheesecake  mmmmmm


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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #107 on: July 27, 2010, 11:18:14 PM »
It all looks fine to me.
I'll go with whatever the majority chooses.
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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #108 on: July 28, 2010, 06:44:21 AM »
I'm with the majority

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #109 on: July 28, 2010, 02:51:49 PM »
I'll speak for Bonnie and the two Davids... any are fine, but #1 @ $45 is quite a bit cheaper than #3... so I'm going to say  #1 or #2 will be fine with us.

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #110 on: July 28, 2010, 11:23:28 PM »
If noone objects, I will go ahead and confirm menu number 1 this coming Monday.

Dennis

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #111 on: July 29, 2010, 02:12:55 AM »
One if fine.

M
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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #112 on: July 29, 2010, 11:20:17 AM »
#1 is fine with me.

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #113 on: July 29, 2010, 06:29:07 PM »
If noone objects, I will go ahead and confirm menu number 1 this coming Monday.

Dennis

Thanks Dennis for putting this together for us.  You're great.  I think the count is 19.

RAB   ;D

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #114 on: July 29, 2010, 09:22:44 PM »
Shameless Hijack...

Level 107 bar (at the top of the Strat) has 2 for 1 martinis during Happy Hour 4-7pm. Gonna have to spend an evening sucking down MArtinis and watching the sun set!

check out the view!

http://www.lasvegassun.com/places/romance-ultra-lounge-level-107/

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #115 on: August 01, 2010, 03:56:15 PM »


  OK as some of you know I live in the woods now .

  How  will  you all be dressing ?

 I am planning on  jeans  ,shorts ,bathing suit

  T-shirts  and sandals

  Do I need dress cloths other than a few short sleeved  shirts ,botton type ???
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« Reply #116 on: August 01, 2010, 05:12:29 PM »
My plan is  casual pants and a short sleeve shirt for the meet and greet  , if you plan on any of the big shows  a" friday casual "or dress slacks and a decent shirt might be in order  for everything else  shorts and a shirt of some kind is pretty much the norm.....  bathing suit depends on if you go to the "clothing optional" beach or the pool....


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« Reply #117 on: August 01, 2010, 06:22:42 PM »
I go 2 or 3 times a year to Vegas...even the shows have become quite casual.  It is will be blazing hot so wear what will make you comfortable.  We will be in casual attire the entire time, although most of us look our "nicest" at the meet and greet.  Looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones...three more days and I am there!

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #118 on: August 01, 2010, 06:29:37 PM »

  OK as some of you know I live in the woods now .

  How  will  you all be dressing ?

 I am planning on  jeans  ,shorts ,bathing suit

  T-shirts  and sandals

  Do I need dress cloths other than a few short sleeved  shirts ,botton type ???

I'll might bring one pair of semi-dress pants (assuming I can still fit into them  ::)) and a matching shirt, other than that, it'll be strictly jeans, shorts, and T-s.

RAB   ;D

P.S. I think you'll be fine with a button short sleeved shirt paired with jeans.

P.P.S.S.  There's a clothing optional beach?  Yee Gawd!  I don't even get undressed with the lights on!   :)





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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #119 on: August 01, 2010, 06:43:18 PM »

 Oh Dear , I never know .
 
 Last time Bob and I ate at a fancy place  We were way over dressed !

 It was summer !

 When I had gone in the winter   I dressed in a blue suit and was Severely under dressed  :o

 I guess I will chance it this time          ::)

 Bagage may be an issue I never thought of  ???

Do I have to PAY  every time I switch planes ???





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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #120 on: August 01, 2010, 07:04:59 PM »
Im packing failry light. Jeans, Tshirts, Shorts, bathing suit (I plan on alot of time by the poo), and then slacks and nice shirt for Meet and greet.

oh and also my pajamas...which I promised RAB I wouldnt wear out in front of the hotel like I did in Boston  ;D

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #121 on: August 01, 2010, 07:37:23 PM »
Im packing failry light. Jeans, Tshirts, Shorts, bathing suit (I plan on alot of time by the poo), and then slacks and nice shirt for Meet and greet.

oh and also my pajamas...which I promised RAB I wouldnt wear out in front of the hotel like I did in Boston  ;D

-Will


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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #122 on: August 01, 2010, 11:12:42 PM »

   LOL did you really ?   Too funny !   
                                                      Weasel

Yes, he did. And when he bent over while wearing them, well, it opened a world of possibilities. ::) ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #123 on: August 02, 2010, 11:31:04 AM »
Thanks for posting about packing.  I tend to over due it.  I'm trying to keep it simple so I'll leave the kilt at home for another time.

Jeans, shorts and dress slacks. A couple of dress shirts, polo's and casual shirts for day.  Regular trunks for the pool and a skimpier one for sunning (got to get rid of my farmer's tan). No P.J.'s here, if you know what I mean.

I'm getting more and more excited.  I usually repack three times the morning I'm leaving.

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #124 on: August 02, 2010, 11:01:26 PM »
If noone objects, I will go ahead and confirm menu number 1 this coming Monday.

Dennis

Hi D:

Were you able to get everything set?

RAB   ;D

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #125 on: August 03, 2010, 09:34:28 PM »
Hi D:

Were you able to get everything set?

RAB   ;D

Yes.  Everything is all set to go for everyone on Friday night.

Dennis

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« Reply #126 on: August 03, 2010, 09:36:57 PM »
Yes.  Everything is all set to go for everyone on Friday night.

Dennis

Dennis - you are an amazing man!  I am not able to go this year, but I want to thank you for everything you did to make sure this get together went off without a hitch -- I feel like I am going just based on how well you organized everything and kept everyone in the loop and allowed everyone to contribute.

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8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #127 on: August 03, 2010, 10:17:09 PM »
Dennis - you are an amazing man! 
 :)

Yep, he's pretty awesome. He amazes me with the deals/stuff he comes up with. He's a definite asset for the gatherings, and he's not half-bad to look at :)

We'll miss him in Vegas.

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #128 on: August 03, 2010, 10:18:18 PM »
Yep, he's pretty awesome. He amazes me with the deals/stuff he comes up with. He's a definite asset for the gatherings, and he's not half-bad to look at :)

We'll miss him in Vegas.

-Will

I hope he can pull the same thing off in new orleans next year...

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #129 on: August 03, 2010, 10:20:11 PM »
Yep, he's pretty awesome. He amazes me with the deals/stuff he comes up with. He's a definite asset for the gatherings, and he's not half-bad to look at :)

We'll miss him in Vegas.

-Will
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Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #130 on: August 03, 2010, 10:21:28 PM »
I hope he can pull the same thing off in new orleans next year...

<.<

>.>

...wot?
Hey Trey, sounds like you are volunteering to take on the planning of AM Gathering in New Orleans next year (right Dennis?)   ;D
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12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #131 on: August 03, 2010, 10:21:52 PM »
I hope he can pull the same thing off in new orleans next year...

<.<

>.>

...wot?

Uhhh, hell yeah! Voting will be here soon kiddos!

-Will
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6/3/14 CD4- 736, UD 34%
6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
2/4/13, CD4 - 489, UD, 28%

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #132 on: August 04, 2010, 12:33:16 PM »
Hello Everyone (or at least those still around)

I received an email for Dennis last evening with the contract and details for the M & G.

The cost is $45.00 per person, plus 21% service charge, and 8.1% tax. 

Total due from all attending will be $58.10

I'll be collecting it before the event so try and have as close to correct amt as possible.  (You can forget about the .10 cents though   ;D)

See you all there!

RAB   ;D

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #133 on: August 12, 2010, 04:33:44 PM »
BTW Dennis,

Little Buddha was absolutely amazing, the food was out of this world! I want to fly back just to eat there again :) Holy crap, those damned Lettuce Wraps were orgasmic.

Once again, Good job selecting the venue :)

-Will
POZ since '08

Last Labs-
6/3/14 CD4- 736, UD 34%
6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
2/4/13, CD4 - 489, UD, 28%

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #134 on: August 12, 2010, 04:55:24 PM »
You neglected to mention the view of the pool area (and of course its contents!)

Gary
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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
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01/14:  985 (46.9%), UD
06/14:  823 (47.2%), UD

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #135 on: August 12, 2010, 10:55:35 PM »
You neglected to mention the view of the pool area (and of course its contents!)

Gary

You noticed that huh? well I didnt want to overshadow the fantastic dinner with me raving on about the pool, er umm, more specifically the contents of. Let me just say that we had a private area just outside from the dinner tables that overlooked the most beautiful creatures ive ever seen (except for the females, which were ruining the view). It looked like a pool full of models, some of them looked like they fell off the set of the Jersey Shore, Jebus, all of them splashing around and giggling, it was a sight to behold. Oh and there were also 2 Midgets riding tandem on a scooter, which was interesting.

ahh, I shall remember that pool forever.

-Will
POZ since '08

Last Labs-
6/3/14 CD4- 736, UD 34%
6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
2/4/13, CD4 - 489, UD, 28%

Current Meds: Prezista/Epzicom/ Norvir
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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #136 on: August 12, 2010, 11:08:39 PM »
You noticed that huh? well I didnt want to overshadow the fantastic dinner with me raving on about the pool, er umm, more specifically the contents of. Let me just say that we had a private area just outside from the dinner tables that overlooked the most beautiful creatures ive ever seen (except for the females, which were ruining the view). It looked like a pool full of models, some of them looked like they fell off the set of the Jersey Shore, Jebus, all of them splashing around and giggling, it was a sight to behold. Oh and there were also 2 Midgets riding tandem on a scooter, which was interesting.

ahh, I shall remember that pool forever.

-Will

I agree that the females were ruining the view!  ;D  We did have a lovely view didn't we.
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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #137 on: August 13, 2010, 12:37:01 PM »
Oh and there were also 2 Midgets riding tandem on a scooter, which was interesting.

ahh, I shall remember that pool forever.

-Will

There was?  I so missed that.

But like you and Hippie and well just about everyone, that pool was certainly an eye full.   :o

And Dennis, I too want to thank you, the food was awesome (I too am now in love with lettuce wraps--dang they were good.)

RAB


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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #138 on: August 13, 2010, 03:29:24 PM »
BTW Dennis,

Little Buddha was absolutely amazing, the food was out of this world! I want to fly back just to eat there again :) Holy crap, those damned Lettuce Wraps were orgasmic.

Once again, Good job selecting the venue :)

-Will

   Yes   FABOLIOS  :)

Dennis  ,Thank you !   It was a great time !

 I will forever have a new outlook on   What people with HIV can  and will continue to achieve !

 Although I Was going HOME  to Las Vegas , That Las Vegas is gone  :'(

 But what I walked away with will be forever in my heart !

 MY HUSBAND BOB HAS  OFFERED IF ANYONE THAT ATTENDED  " LAS VEGAS GATHERING " IS EVER

 IN OUR AREA , WE HAVE A GUESTROOM  !

                                                                  Carl   &   Bob


P.S.   Ganny60   , Pack a bag cause when I get home I am going to abduct you and your husband

                           for a weekend !    Bring   Cloveize  the bunny with you ! , I have carrots  ;)
" Live and let Live "

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #139 on: August 13, 2010, 05:09:42 PM »
   

 But what I walked away with will be forever in my heart !

 

Very well said. This truly is what the gatherings are about :)

-Will
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6/3/14 CD4- 736, UD 34%
6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
2/4/13, CD4 - 489, UD, 28%

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #140 on: August 22, 2010, 12:13:32 AM »
Anxiously awaiting the kidnapping.  :o Dearest Carl, Are you bring handcuffs , rope, ductape or leather restraints or do we need to provide the  afformentioned?  ;D

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #141 on: August 22, 2010, 06:24:18 PM »
WoW, the topics have been cleaned out.  I've posted my pic's and films on FLICR:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/45067887@N04/

I hope you all enjoy and I get to see your's.  That's weird.  I'll show you mine, if you show me yours.  Well, I'm easy.....
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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #142 on: August 23, 2010, 12:06:51 AM »
Thanks to everyone who has shared their stories and pictures at the meet. It was really nice  that you shared with those of us who could not go. The jump off the Stratosphere.....Shiiiit! That is a long way down! :o

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #143 on: September 03, 2010, 08:03:46 PM »

   :)

                                                                     Carl

Our dear friend has post an album of pictures from Vegas.  P.M. him for a link to see them. Thanks for sharing Carl!

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Re: Las Vegas Meet and Greet
« Reply #144 on: September 03, 2010, 08:25:16 PM »
Our dear friend has post an album of pictures from Vegas.  P.M. him for a link to see them. Thanks for sharing Carl!

 Thanks  C.  & D.    /   Granny60  :)

  Please anyone that wants to see Some great photos of jump and other  festivities please P.M. me    :)

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