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Re: AMTRAKATHON 2017 Is On It's Way!

Post by Dr. Pyro » Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:41 am

Just a few housekeeping items. Just Joe, I have your room reserved but you'll have to wait until I get in to get the room key as it's under the group rate. Figure saving $25 was worth it.

I can still book you a room at our rate ($68 including resort fees and taxes) until Monday. Just PM me if you want a room, but keep in mind you'll have to wait until about 4:20 (hee hee) to get your room keys.

The party on the 17th Floor of the Empress Tower is on. This is mostly BYOB but I did give Twist and Red $100 (which in turn was given to me from Lance) for extra refreshments. The kickoff is 7 p.m. Saturday night, the 28th of course.

If you intend to get naked in the spa (it closes at 9 p.m.) and Jacuzzi, please do not bring in glass containers! They tolerate us running around naked in the Jacuzzi but they kicked us out in 2015 because somebody brought in wine or beer in a bottle. Yes, they do monitor it via closed-circuit surveillance but come on, it's The Sands, so what do you expect?

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Re: AMTRAKATHON 2017 Is On It's Way!

Post by lucky420 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:07 pm

I'll have my room early as I booked under my name. No offense Doc but I get antsy so I wanted to get settled before 4:20 :D .

Anyhoo if anyone wants to wait for Doc and the train in my room you're welcome. I believe my room is #1758. You got my digits if not pm me
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Post by trilobyte » Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:35 am

I'm sad to say that Pani and I are going to have to miss Amtrakathon. Our lease is coming up soon, and we managed to find a really great place (which we're excited about)... but it's available next week which means our mad scramble of packing and getting things ready for moving day got pushed up by several weeks.

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Post by Dr. Pyro » Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:50 pm

It's a late date and we don't have anyone that I know of on a waiting list, but I'll try and sell your spaces. If you would accept a modest discount (never having had to do this, what, $250 maybe? Or whatever the market will bear?) I'll put it out there to the others and see what sticks. Certainly I can get your room back, but everything else is fixed.

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Post by lucky420 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:31 pm

trilobyte wrote:I'm sad to say that Pani and I are going to have to miss Amtrakathon. Our lease is coming up soon, and we managed to find a really great place (which we're excited about)... but it's available next week which means our mad scramble of packing and getting things ready for moving day got pushed up by several weeks.
OH pooh, was looking forward to seeing you both but...CONGRATS on the new digs
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Post by Ratty » Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:52 am

OK. I'm packed. Could someone send the truck to pick me up? (It's way too much stuff for an overnight.)
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Post by ygmir » Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:52 am

lucky420 wrote:
trilobyte wrote:I'm sad to say that Pani and I are going to have to miss Amtrakathon. Our lease is coming up soon, and we managed to find a really great place (which we're excited about)... but it's available next week which means our mad scramble of packing and getting things ready for moving day got pushed up by several weeks.
OH pooh, was looking forward to seeing you both but...CONGRATS on the new digs
yeah me too!!
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Post by Ratty » Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:15 pm

Damn Trillo. That bites. Good luck on the move.
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Post by Ratty » Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:25 am

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Post by Elorrum » Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:29 am

Thank you Ratty for all the absolutely wonderful hats!!!
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Post by Ratty » Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:36 pm

It was my pleasure. Hey! Are you the one that gave me the Chinese New Year Cootie catcher? It got me in dutch with my postal clerk yesterday. She's a Philippina and now she's mad as hell. I had no idea that there were BAD fortunes in there. It didn't help that I was laughing so hard.
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Post by lucky420 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:03 pm

I used to write naughty things on my cootie catcher... :wink:

It was a blast
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Post by Ratty » Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:26 pm

Just thought I'd brag a bit and post your hats.

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Post by Patsh » Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:12 pm

Ratty wrote:Just thought I'd brag a bit and post your hats.

Dang.
Now I'm even sadder that I missed the Amtrakathon this year.

Those hats are So Cool, Ratty!! :shock:
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Re: AMTRAKATHON 2017 Is On It's Way!

Post by Dr. Pyro » Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:45 am

Just read where Reno will be losing its Amtrak service. I have contacted the travel agent who puts the event together (we've already secured tickets for 2018) to see if she can find out whether or not they will suspend service before February 1, 2018. If it's after that, then next year will be the last Amtrakathon; if it's before January 25, then this event is history. Should we be fortunate enough to do it one more time, we're looking to expanding the tickets from 55 people to 90 people while keeping the costs the same. I'll let everyone know once I learn something definitive. Too bad though, but I understand Federal budget cuts and all of us are going to have to sacrifice something we like and feel should be kept around in order to get a handle on $20 trillion worth of deficits not to mention at least that much in unfunded pensions. <sigh> Got to start somewhere I suppose.

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Re: AMTRAKATHON 2017 Is On It's Way!

Post by lucky420 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:35 am

trump can fuck the fuck off. maybe we'll get lucky and he will be impeached and his insane shit will cease
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Post by Ratty » Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:28 pm

That is sad news. This is the one event that cant get rained out. Im glad i got a couple chances to male the trip. It was a blast.
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Post by ygmir » Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:12 pm

so charter a bus? the Sands will still be there.......
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Post by Dr. Pyro » Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:52 pm

One year a landslide closed the tracks so we had to switch to a bus. Didn't work out well. Of course we sold it as a train trip, but still.

And Lucky, don't go around hanging everything on Trump. The deficits are unsustainable; we cannot build an economy on a Ponzi scheme. This is a start. One I'm not happy with but absolutely understand. YMMV.

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Post by lucky420 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:37 am

Dr. Pyro wrote:One year a landslide closed the tracks so we had to switch to a bus. Didn't work out well. Of course we sold it as a train trip, but still.

And Lucky, don't go around hanging everything on Trump. The deficits are unsustainable; we cannot build an economy on a Ponzi scheme. This is a start. One I'm not happy with but absolutely understand. YMMV.
Yes, mmdv...fuck him and his crazy lying ass.
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Post by Dr. Pyro » Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:14 am

...am I the only one who doesn't find that kind of language or response in any way helpful? Since I don't use swear words in public forums like this, I am a bit baffled, and the train still won't be going to Reno...

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Post by lucky420 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:51 am

Dr. Pyro wrote:...am I the only one who doesn't find that kind of language or response in any way helpful? Since I don't use swear words in public forums like this, I am a bit baffled, and the train still won't be going to Reno...
It helps me. You don't use swear words, I do. Are you trying to shame me for my use of the word "fuck"? Ha
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Post by Traveller in Time » Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:23 am

It may be a big brother is watching you

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Post by vargaso » Tue May 09, 2017 5:31 pm

Dr. Pyro wrote:One year a landslide closed the tracks so we had to switch to a bus. Didn't work out well. Of course we sold it as a train trip, but still.

And Lucky, don't go around hanging everything on Trump. The deficits are unsustainable; we cannot build an economy on a Ponzi scheme. This is a start. One I'm not happy with but absolutely understand. YMMV.
I thought the tax cuts were supposed to fix all that?

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