||[May. 23rd, 2007|06:26 pm]
All right, I've finally gotten my act together and begun writing this entry in earnest (over a month after I was originally going to - oops).
I said before and I maintain that this should be at least a day-long event. Since the Midwest is drawing from several states rather than just a local area, it'll be harder and take longer for people to gather wherever we decide to meet. Hotels/lodging should be considered. Dates as well. Right now, the first week of July and the second week of August are off-limit dates for me. We should narrow this down further as soon as possible.
The following are only ideas. Obviously this won't work if only one or two people will actually be able to show up, so I need your input on what we should do. PLEASE COMMENT!
Through some idle conversation, the idea of going to Hell, Michigan for the Midwest statemeet was brought up. Mostly because it would be fun to say us statementsers dined in hell. ;P
It's a rather small town, but it seems like it could be fun, at the very least because statementsers are by nature fun-causing people. Or so we hope. ;) Here's the town webpage, and the Wikipedia entry. If we get bored there, the college town of Ann Arbor is only 30-45 minutes away.
I mentioned this in the first entry. Indiana Beach seems like it would be a nice place to meet. It's more centrally-located than Hell, though does seem to be in the middle of nowhere (not like Hell's exactly hopping, either).
I'm sorry people, I can't let this idea die. It doesn't have to be the main Midwest meet-up, but I think it would be really cool if statementsers could gather at Cedar Point some day this summer. All the pertinent information on CP is at website, they have hotels on-site (and many more are located nearby) for anyone who would want to stay (CP is huge and hard to do in just one day), and it's a great great time. They have a ton of rides (roller coasters, water rides, carni rides) and games and places to eat and it's just fun. I may be biased. :D
I vote for Hell and then Ann Arbor, or vice versa.
Cedar Point I'd do if they have a coaster-phobics program available, or if I get one somewhere else beforehand.
Cedar Point is open until Halloween, so luckily that has a long availability. I'm worried about people getting places though.
Well, as you know, I live in MA so I may have to take a LONG weekend (I only get two weeks' vacation at my new job and I may be taking a week of that to go to Newfoundland if certain people would tell fleurdelista
when they want us to be there).
Dates that are off-limits for me are this weekend, June 2, June 9-10, June 23-24, and August 17-26.
(That's strictly for information only. Don't let it change your plans... I'm not in the Midwest region, so I can't make it I can't make it. Concentrate on Midwesterners.)
Well you and infernumflame
are the only two who have even bugged me about this, so I think I can take your dates into consideration. ;)
I only bugged you about it because I want to meet you.
Heh, I'm afraid I might disappoint in person. x)
Nonsense. I'm a fairly good judge of whether or not I will like someone in person if I've known them online for a long enough period.
I feel the need to add that I find it amusing that the webpage for Hell, Michigan features road signs for Pennsylvania Route 666, and US Route 6, which doesn't even run through Michigan.
Well they have a theme to keep, you know. ;) If you google "Highway to Hell", it provides you with a map from Highway, NM to Hell, MI. They also like to say that Paradise, MI is 666 miles away, and it's not.
I get all weird in person sometimes. I think it's just hyperness, but still, I think I've put some people off.
Of course, other times I've just met people, I happen to be driving and create a very poor first impression with my swearing and impatiences with other idiots drivers.
Oh, ask anyone who's been in a car with me behind the wheel. I swear a blue streak up and down and often give a "Boston Hello" (middle finger) to fellow drivers. I have a very low tolerance for idiocy in drivers, which means I probably shouldn't drive in MA.
Then you might want to avoid it in Michigan, as well. ;)