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September 18th, 2010 at 10:38:17 AM permalink
Quote: MathExtremist

Heh, that's a rare observation. I get letters addressed "Ms." all the time.
You didn't look at my website, then? My picture, bio, and contact details are all there. I'll be in Las Vegas for two weeks.



I'd be open for another coffee or lunch. As always, I prefer the west side of town.
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MathExtremist
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September 21st, 2010 at 9:03:10 PM permalink
So ... how was lunch?
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chook
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September 21st, 2010 at 9:34:33 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

I assumed you're a man because women aren't as good at math as men - certainly not generally good enough to be called a math extremist!



Yikes!
You're a braver man than me.
I certainly hope Dorothy doesn't see this.
She'll put her dog on ya!
You can't trust a dog to mind your food.
Paigowdan
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September 21st, 2010 at 10:06:43 PM permalink
Stacy,
Lunch was great. Mike, Dave Miller, me, Ron, Frank [Paco], and Rich Newman [a big game patent lawyer] were all there.
We actually spent a lot of time enjoying Dave's accounts of some Weddings he officiated at; some beautiful stories, as well as some hysterical horror shows. Food was great - plentyful and delicious. It was a two hour lunch meet.

Still waiting for Dave to post the pix. Mike's on the tractor, you'll see....
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DJTeddyBear
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September 25th, 2010 at 11:54:53 AM permalink
Hi gang!

Greetings from beautiful, downtown Las Vegas!

I'm at McCarran, waiting for my flight out. I can't wait to get the hell out of Dodge. Can you tell that my gambling did not go too well?



Lunch WAS great.

There was supposed to be four of us, but we ended up being six. Dan and I arrived a few minutes before Mike. While we were waiting for Rich, a guy comes up and asks, are you Mike? I assumed that it was just some fan that recognized him from the Travel Channel Vegas shows. Nope. It's a guy who has been lurking on this site without posting, for quite some time. Ronnie from Florida, makes a trip to Vegas every few months. He was very nice about not wanting to butt in, and only wanted to say hello to all of us. We insisted he join us.

A few minutes later, another person who didn't RSVP shows up. Frank 'Paco' Martin!

A little later Rich shows up.

We spent about 2 hours just hanging and bullshitting. Yeah, I relayed some of my DJ and Reverend stories. I can't remember all we talked about. Funny thing was, I thought we'd talk some about my Hit It Again idea, or at least about gambling in general, but that wasn't discussed much at all! No big deal. The real point of the meeting was just to meet. I'd have plenty of time to discuss my idea here at WoV, and in Rich's office.

At one point I handed everyone an envelope with a copy of my proposal, and we discussed it briefly. That's the envelope you see some of the guys holding in these photos. Click the photo for high-res:





Sigh. I had planned on taking another photo, one where we all were making the "T" sign. But right when the second photo was being shot, I got a phone call from a bride who wanted to book me. I didn't remember the third photo until after we all parted. Oh, well.

The Hash House A GoGo uses a tractor in it's logo, so I suggested we take the photo in front of their tractor. Mike was like a kid on a fire engine when we approached it!

Sitting in the tractor is Mike "The Wizard of Odds" Shackleford.
Standing are Frank "Paco" Martin and attorney Rich Newman.
Seated are "Pai Gow" Dan Lubin, Reverend Dave "DJ Teddy Bear" Miller and Ronnie, whose full name is currently on a piece of paper in my luggage.

FYI: If you're interested, here's Rich Newman's bio.
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DJTeddyBear
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September 25th, 2010 at 11:57:59 AM permalink
Quote: chook

Yikes!
You're a braver man than me.
I certainly hope Dorothy doesn't see this.
She'll put her dog on ya!

Yikes indeed!

I'm suddenly glad I inserted 'generally' into that statement.

No offense intended. Just a badly worded statement based upon a stereotype.


She'll put her dog on me? No problem. I love dogs!
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chook
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September 25th, 2010 at 3:42:12 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Yikes indeed!

I'm suddenly glad I inserted 'generally' into that statement.

No offense intended. Just a badly worded statement based upon a stereotype.


She'll put her dog on me? No problem. I love dogs!



Glad you saw the joke DJ.
Nice photos.
I didn't realize you were such a handsome devil.
You can't trust a dog to mind your food.
inap
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September 25th, 2010 at 4:29:43 PM permalink
thanks for the report DJ. sounds like it was a fun time and thats a nice photo. hope to hear more about your trip and adventures.
RichN
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September 27th, 2010 at 11:17:55 PM permalink
Great pics after a really nice lunch... hope to do that again soon.

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