Skip to comments.After Action, New York FReeper Breakfast
Posted on 09/03/2004 2:03:01 PM PDT by clyde260
Thursday morning, 9:am, Pigalle
Bill and I got to the restaurant around 8:45 and FReepers were already gathering. Talk about confusing, try meeting 30ish people for the first time and everyone has a FReep handle plus a real name, sheesh!
Anyway, we had one long table, and a smaller side table off to the side, in a side room all to ourselves. There were lots of stories about the convention, DEMONstrators, the election, local politics....
WTC911 passed around a photo album of 9/11. Cameras were abundant, so I'm relying on you guys to post pictures on this thread.
In the middle of eating this HUGH & SERIES motorcade went rumbling by just outside our window, traveling north on 8th avenue. We pretty well decided it had to be W, and gave a nice cheer.
There were many different discussions going on during the almost two hours we were there, so I'll end here, and let the other attendees pick this up.
Clyde260, Lawgirl, NYC GOP Chick , Wphile , firebrand, stanz, Tabi Katz, Dan from Michigan , Rachel78, DLfromthedesert, Hilaryrhymeswithrich, Bob J, Coleus, Tatze, cyborg, presidio9, kristinn, Jocon307 LaserLock, Braak, ELS, fooman, WTC911
OK, who did I miss? Let me apologize in advance, but in my own defense, we did pass around a sign in sheet, and that's what I'm going by.
Can't wait for the pictures, and I am so jealous.
Don't cry over your lost sheep Bahbah, I'm dreaming of someday going to a hugh FReepeer convention, where we can all meet!!!!!!!
"I'm dreaming of someday going to a hugh FReepeer convention, where we can all meet!!!!!!!"
I second that. :)
EGADS!! I almost forgot, whoever left their specs on the table (Rachel?), contact Firebrand.
I have to run, will check this thread tomorrow.
I'll be anxious to read your reports. I have just arrived home after a dizzy week fending off the vile on NYC.
I was sorry to miss your breakfast, but I didn't know where you were holding it because I had to leave early to attend the Rules Committee.
This is the first time I've had the opportunity to meet any freepers face-to-face...an eclectic, interesting bunch...and rock solid, both the NYers and our guests.
Thanks for putting it together.
Maui would be nice! Seriesly.
I am so homesick at this moment.
We miss you like crazy too!
Your absence was definitely felt!
And my digital camera's memory card got zapped by the crack security team at MSG (they used the TSA for screening!), so I've been trying to retrieve whatever photos I can from it with software I bought this afternoon. Lost some good pics, but salvaged the one of me with Newt Gingrich -- and I look atrocious in it. :(
It was great fun, as always!
Hey, clyde, can you add me to your attendance list? I told the wife I was in NY for the convention all week and some coorboration. If you can photoshop me into some of the pics, that would be great!
and need some coorboration
Hey gang, I am trying to get a Election Night gathering planned. I think it would be fun to get togther and watch Lurch and Slip'n Fall go down to ignominious defeat!
Pictures! We want pictures!
Were they in a blue case? If so, no worries. They're cheapies that I have as a backup in case I'm having trouble with my contacts.
I'll be in Oahu in October. My son is currently working there.
Are you having a bypass any time soon? :)
Oval lenses in thin black frames? Blue-green case with stitching around it? You really want me to just toss them? I can send them to you.
Let's not waste the postage. Someone can probably use the case; I'll just get another pair. They're Walgreen specials. Seriesly.
From you mouth to God's ears. ... It was nice to meet you.
LOL! If my wife reads my posts, I may need a lot more than a bypass!
Freep gatherings aren't the same without you & Sauropod :(
Great fun, great food. Thanx!
GW and Laura will be there. How great would it be to be part of that!!!
Keep in touch....It'd be a great "Road Trip"!
Yes it would. I could pick you up and see the barn.
I'll have my bags packed......Have family near Philly.
The Scourge of Yazid and braak's wife were also there.
Excellent Job! And thanks for putting this all together, it was great meeting new freepers and seeing our old friends from the chapter.
Larry, it was really great to SEE YOU, here in NEW YORK, for the CONVENTION.
Can't wait to see the PICTURES of YOU here with US in NEW YORK.
"Hey gang, I am trying to get a Election Night gathering planned. I think it would be fun to get togther and watch Lurch and Slip'n Fall go down to ignominious defeat!"
I am very willing to host this here on the ROCK (City Island). We have a great Legion Post, could put down a few beers, some snacks....
LOL! Thanks! I hope I had a good time!
FR Breakfast - Thursday morning
ELS, Kristinn, NYC GOP Chick, Lawgirl - outside the FR Breakfast
One lone idiot standing in front of a delegate bus [shuttle between MSG and the hotel], who was mostly ignored.
Last night of the convention
President Bush approaching the podium
First Lady Laura Bush joining President Bush
At least our balloons dropped properly!
Al Jazeera booth
Great to finally meet you! I've *finally* got my pics up, so if you have a ping list for this, please hit 'em! :)
That head in the second photo does belong to me, doesn't it?
Sometimes my thick Irish noggin doesn't photograph so well.
I know there were more cameras having breakfast that day, post em here, and I'll do more pings.
P.S. Guess who I saw on the News last night???????
Hint: She's one of us, and came to the breakfast (understatement).
Great job on the pix!
Thanks for the report and the pics!
Ding ding ding ding!
Your next breakfast is on me!