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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-12-06 07:40 PM
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For those coming to New York
Turns out that LynneSin, JimmyJazz, Joan Alpern and possibly merh are going to come to New York that same weekend. They were going to be there two weeks earlier, but now are going to DC that weekend. When Lynne heard we were going to be there, she thought it was a good excuse to come the same weekend, since they wanted to come at some point anyway.

We're going to try to set up a NY meetup. Right now we're thinking maybe early drinks Saturday night with any DUers who might want to meet up with us and then dinner with our group and their group.

I know we want to go to the theatre, but DG and I talked about it and figured we could do a matinee Saturday so we could see everyone at night.

I hope this is okay with everyone, it just sort of happened. DG and I figured the more the merrier. It's always so great to meet as many DUers as one can meet and this is a great opportunity.

Lynne knows some good places to go. She and I will talk in the next few days. She's got something posted in the New York forum. Things disappear too quickly in GD and the Lounge.

I'm getting even more excited -- just another 5 weeks!
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-12-06 08:05 PM
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1. have them pm their email addys
& i can add them to the yahoo group for the nyc trip. :)

dg
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-12-06 08:11 PM
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2. When Lynne calls me over the next few days
I'll tell her to do that.

They're going to try to find a hotel near ours in Murray Hill -- Lynne said ours is too pricey for them. (I think it's too pricey for me, too, but what the hell. I don't do this that often -- my credit card bill will get paid in time, it's not that bad.)

BTW -- For grins, I went out to Northwest to see what the fare would be if I did it now with the sale, and to get the lowest price you have to fly at 6 a.m. or 9:30 p.m. and it wasn't even less than what I'm paying. I did just fine booking early. My flights would now be more expensive. I'm glad I went out to the site -- they changed my flight numbers and didn't notify me. I leave five minutes later than I was originally supposed to, too.
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-13-06 09:27 AM
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3. Here's where we are now
Edited on Fri Jan-13-06 09:28 AM by SharonRB
Lynne and I just PMd back and forth a couple of times. I thought it might be better if we meet up with her group for dinner around 6 and then schedule the after-party for everyone for around 8. She thought that was a good idea, too. If we met for drinks first, I had a feeling we'd never feel like leaving to go have dinner -- once you get a bunch of DUers at a place, no one ever wants to leave. This way everyone can party as late as they want to and there won't be any constraints to have to leave for dinner.

In addition to that, I know that I, for one, couldn't wait to eat dinner after drinking -- I'd be starving and would wind up having to have two dinners. Not a good thing.

Hope this sounds good to everyone.

On edit:

I asked her to send me everyone's e-mails for the Yahoo Group.
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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-13-06 09:45 AM
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4. Just wondering....?
Any attempts for a Secaucus studio tour? Jon Stewart/Conan tix? We have time :)
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-13-06 10:26 AM
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5. I think a couple of people have written to Countdown
None of us has heard back (they probably don't want us anywhere near Keith). From a post I read last week from someone who got tickets to The Daily Show, it takes months to get tickets and then you have to stand in line for hours to even get in. I don't know about Conan.

The funny thing is, Lynne thought maybe we were all coming to NY because we had a tour to Secaucus planned. I told her it wouldn't be safe -- too many of us would faint if we got within a block of Keith.

Have you made your hotel reservation?
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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-13-06 10:56 AM
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6. I wrote MSNBC/Secaucus asking for a tour....
never heard back either :(

I went through viewer services too. Double that :(

I still think alerting the NY DUers to a meet-up would be fun. They know the best "bars" :)

No reservations yet, but it shouldn't affect the KOEBie plan since I'm going solo/and/or staying in Brooklyn with my dd.

Can't wait to see ya'll, since I saw ya's but didn't meet ya's in DC last Sept :silly:
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-13-06 11:15 AM
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7. wasn't for lack of trying
not my fault you didn't hear me yell "CATCH? CATCH? YOU HERE?" whilst waving my KOEB sign not more than 2 feet away from you. :crazy:

;)
dg
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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-13-06 11:35 AM
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8. hee, hee...
I do deserve that :) However, you don't remember me talking to you and, I think, Sharon? I "spoke" to every DU sign holder on the corner of "K" (?) street that day, but, d'oh me, introduced myself as DUer Denise from Virginia Beach. Never saw a KOEB sign, until the post-protest photos were posted on DU several days later. I'm still smacking myself in the head for not being more aggressive with the DU crowd. I'm an introvert :( Though I helped with the Spirit sign, and "marched" those DUers names with us in "spirit" that day. My arms still hurt :) In a good way :silly:
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-13-06 11:52 AM
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10. It definitely wasn't
You and I were shouting her name for a while there on the corner before the march started. Just figured she didn't make it.

You need to speak up, Catch. I'm pretty shy, too, but once I get to know people, I'm not. And with a group like DU it's easy to be extroverted -- you know people are going to be happy to meet you and think like you do, for the most part.
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-13-06 11:49 AM
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9. I forgot you were staying with your daughter.
Send Kelly or me your phone numbers so we can keep in touch and let you know what we're doing when.

LynneSin, although she's from Delaware, knows a lot of places in NY. I suspect Bunny or bettyellen may also have some suggestions.
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-13-06 11:53 AM
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11. I did, too
Nada.

On the other hand, two weeks before we go I'll be in Atlanta for a meeting from work. We're staying at the Omni at the CNN Center and have a tour set up there one night. I'm looking forward to it. Guess MSNBC doesn't want us anywhere near Keith. We know they read us.
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-13-06 01:47 PM
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12. ah, can you blame them?
buncha dizzy bats like us? :silly:

Seriously, I don't think they're set up for guest studio tours. I'm pretty sure NBC at Rockefeller Center is, if anyone is so inclined. I toured there way back in the day when I was a wee lass.
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Gogi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-15-06 07:11 PM
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14. You can still tour 30 Rock.
It's too bad The Daily Show and The Colbert Report won't be filming when we're there. :(
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Gogi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-15-06 07:14 PM
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15. The only people that I've heard can get a tour of MSNBC...
are students in broadcasting classes from one of the local colleges. Perhaps we can enroll!
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gkhouston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-15-06 08:37 PM
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16. don't you think
the floaty-heart notebooks might give you away? ;-)
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Gogi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-15-06 09:23 PM
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17. I think the leering at KO...
would give me away! (Just teasing!) We're not a serious enough group for the suits, I guess.
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-15-06 09:44 PM
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18. Did y'all try contacting Izzy or Carey directly?
Rather than an inquiring letter to the entire studio, why not approach Keith's producers? Tell them you'd love to see them hold a gun to his head while they're "forcing" him to cover Bragelina. :evilgrin:
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Gogi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-15-06 10:33 PM
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19. I don't think KO likes large audiences...
Edited on Sun Jan-15-06 10:33 PM by Gogi
When he appeared on Leno he mostly talked to Leno and barely glanced at the audience. He later called that one long, nervous walk or words to that effect.
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Gogi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-15-06 10:47 PM
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20. I can see it now.
Izzy: "Keith, we have something we want you to okay."

KO: <sigh> "Don't tell me, it's another Brangelina story."

Izzy: "No, is it okay for your KOEB fan club to tour the studio?"

KO dives under his desk in fright, "No, I've had enough of crazy broads!"


:crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:
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gkhouston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-15-06 11:06 PM
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21. no, no, that's not what Izzy says. Here's how it goes:
Izzy: "Keith, we've already called Michael and lined him up for tonight."

KO: (warily) "You have? Why?"

Izzy: (false brightness) "It's a two-fer. Brangelina and TomKat."

KO: "NO! I told you I wasn't ever going to do that again. Even with Michael. There are limits."

Izzy: "Big Guy, it's either Brangelina and TomKat or I let those estrogen vixen take the tour."

KO: (beat) It's estrogen driven vixen." (beat) "You wouldn't really let them in?"

Izzy: "I'm sure you'll remember meeting them a lot longer than you'll remember doing the Brangelina/TomKat segment."


Ladies, who needs guns when Izzy has us? :rofl:
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-16-06 07:12 AM
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22. Bwahahahahaha!
What a positively delightful threat. And we ARE going to be there on a Friday, during showtime. :evilgrin:
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-13-06 07:27 PM
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13. Kick
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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-16-06 03:39 PM
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23. I've given up on the Yahoo thing.......
Can we create an e-loop? Much simpler, IMHO.
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-16-06 03:46 PM
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24. What's that?
Have you gotten all of the e-mails from the Yahoo group? There have been a number today regarding restaurants and the changing of our hotel.
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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-16-06 04:09 PM
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25. I think so?
Sent a restaurant guide/map for NYC...did you see that?
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-16-06 06:26 PM
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26. I did get an e-mail from you today and responded
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-16-06 07:36 PM
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27. I wish I could go and meet you all, but all my money is
tied up in our honeymoon to Puerto Vallarta in April.

You guys have fun and everyone take a drink for me!
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gkhouston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-06 08:50 AM
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28. and you have fun in Puerto Vallarta
um, I don't think we should ask you to do anything there on behalf of the KOEB NY crowd. :blush:
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