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    Hi Folks,

    Is there an interest in an early August get-toghether for the bay area? I know the Cambria gathering will be in early Sept, but not all of us are going there.

    The weather should be great in August for an outdoor gathering. The moon rises after 11 PM starting Aug 5th, with sunset about 8 PM. On the 14th, the moon does not rise will the wee hours of the morning. I like the 7th and the 14th.

    Does anyone want to host a gathering? I will chip in for Pizza, burgers or whatever for eats.

    Daniel

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    I can't do the 7th but the 14th would probably be okay. Lemme double check with the official scheduler. We can probably do it at my house again if we want to do it the 14th. Also weekdays, if easier, are also open. Usually the only days we have stuff going on is Monday's and Friday's.

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    Thanks, Patrick. Your place is pretty good. Maybe we can check out that football field or park this time [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

    Daniel

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    Looks like the 14th is OK with the scheduler. So if that is okay with everyone else we'll start planning for that day or we can try for a weeknight if that is better for more people.

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    If on a weekend, I am there.
    I have a couple items to donate to the give a way. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    I'm in for the 14th. I have some great hosts for the raffle for you modders. Also, I finally got my Dragon lights from Barbarin - woo hoo

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    Looks good for me so far. Right in between my vacations. Good timing!

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    Speaking of give-away...

    I found the folding LED lantern (everready???) that uses 4 AA batteries today for less than 5 dollars at Office Depot. I bought one for the giveaway/door prize.

    Daniel

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    Just a bump since the old get together thread is being hijacked by DarkCobra and myself for airsoft talk and shows up in the latest threads under the original title.

    Back on topic, any ideas on what we would like to do for dinner? This seems to be one of our tougher decisions for the group. My suggestions:

    BBQ dogs and burgers
    Hawaiian Drive Inn again
    Pizza

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    I maybe camping that weekend, still up in the air... I'll let you guys know if I can make it, this sounds cool!

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    Hi guys,

    I have been holed up too long and should break out even if the work isn't done. I am going to give it my best shot to make this. I'll even check with our friend in So. Cal to see if I can give any sneak peeks on his behalf.

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    Whoo hoo! Don always has the best toys for show and tell...too bad we can never repeat what is seen and said, but I guess that is part of what makes them cool.

    Hope you can make it again to my humble little workshop.

    Patrick

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    [ QUOTE ]
    unnerv said:

    Back on topic, any ideas on what we would like to do for dinner? This seems to be one of our tougher decisions for the group. My suggestions:

    BBQ dogs and burgers
    Hawaiian Drive Inn again
    Pizza

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Scratch pizza - we had that last time. Another possibility - Chinese, Thai, Korean, or Indian take out.

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    ooooh Pizza from scratch! oh. That's not what you meant?

    I like the dogs and burgers idea. Can we count a BBQ grill as a primitive flashlight? Cheap enough and yet always tasty when someone else makes them.

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    If gadget wants dogs and burgers, I can go for that.

    If charcoal, I've got an extra bag I can contribute.

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    Hey, Jim,

    If charcoal, do you have a light bright enough to start it???

    Daniel

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    I BBQ with propane so no charcoal needed. I know die hards swear by charcoal, but there is something to be said about being able to cook in 10 minutes from lighting.

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    What should we provide for people who avoid meat? Do we have any veggi folks?

    I can provide some of those great Hebrew National franks from Costco.

    Daniel

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    I would say if there is anyone who is a veggie only, we can either get boca burgers, or if being on the same grill with meat is too much for them (I know some vegans...) we can order a veggie pizza for them. I don't think anyone at the last get together was a veggie tho. They will just need to speak out and let us know a head of time and we can accomodate them.

    Daniel, don't worry about food, I have it covered. I had planned to make a big costco run anyway since I have a BBQ on sunday too. I'll just need to know by the Wednesday before the meet who all is coming so I know how much/what to pick up.

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    Hmmm...
    What day is this gonna be..the 7th or 14th (DanO is attempting to invite himself [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] )

    If anyone wants to fiddle with a SF Hellfire....

    But, I'm going on a road trip one of those weekends, but not sure which...

    --dan

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    [ QUOTE ]
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    Hey, Jim,

    If charcoal, do you have a light bright enough to start it???

    Daniel

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    I have one bright enough to give the illusion of starting it. I think what we really need, in the way of a light to start the grill, would be one of those old fashioned carbide miner's lights. That would for sure get it going.

    Unfortunately, I've got everything (xenon, halogen, flourescent, tritium, led, hid) but carbide.

    Okay, Daniel, here's the challenge - you've got two weeks to hit the surplus stores and come up with a carbide lamp for the get together. You always wanted a light that nobody else had anyway [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    If it's on the 14th I'm in.


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    It is going to be on the 14th.

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    I'd take you up on your challenge, Jim, but there's not a surplus shop within 20 miles of here.

    I could probably use a 4 or 5 inch magnifying glass with your HID bird fryer to
    light charcoal. I'd have to start with paper and move up from there, but that's not the point.

    Oh, BTW: I'll be there too.

    Daniel

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    San Buno? I'm in

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    Wow if this keeps up we might have as many as we did the last time we met at my house. I think that was 15+ people that time. Looks like we are going to have a similar turnout. Can't wait to see everyone and all their new toys.

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    sounds good! I'll try to make it.

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    Boy Patrick, your offer of dogs and burgers has got 'em signing up in droves. You must be some gormet chef. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grinser2.gif[/img]

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    Yeah who would have guessed a little BBQ would be such a good incentive [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

    Since I'll be doing the shopping for the event next Wednesday, I would like to start a head count so I know how many dogs and burgers to buy. This should give everyone time to figure out if they can make it or not.

    So far the list looks to be:

    unnerv
    Kevin
    ho-yin
    gadget_lover
    PaulB
    JimH
    Wayne
    Cindy
    McGizmo
    Double A
    keithhr

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    I'm trying to get the word out to some other Pleasanton flashaholics.

    My Prius will seat 4 adults comfortably and I'd be glad to drive.

    Daniel

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