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Fol-de-rol [Mar. 14th, 2009|03:16 pm]

The Ferrett turns 40 this year, and plans are afoot to make it a memorable event. The fact that plans are afoot is not a secret, but the nature of the plans is. I am starting early so that y'all have plenty of warning, and on the basis of responses to this poll will be creating a Ferrett-free party filter.

Just a couple things to let you know: if you are coming from out of town, we *will* find someplace to house you. Making a full weekend out of the event will be accommodated for out-of-town travelers, whichever weekend we choose. And if you're coming from Michigan, we can probably get you carpooled!

I'm off to play nanny for friends this afternoon and evening, so I probably won't get to respond to questions until later tonight, but I will. Those already in the know? COMMENTS ARE NOT SCREENED. Don't give anything away.

Poll #1365495 Weasel stompin' day

Do you think you would be able to attend Ferrett's birthday party?

Yes, definitely!
A strong maybe
Only virtually
Who is this Ferrett of whom you speak?!

If you are planning or hoping to attend would you prefer that it be on:

July 3, and let's plan a July 4 picnic, too
July 3, and I will have other plans for the 4th
Sometime during the weekend after 4th of July
I am able to do either
I can't be there but thank heavens you made me a clicky!

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[User Picture]From: aiela
2009-03-14 07:26 pm (UTC)
I'm kid-free July 4th weekend, but not the one afterwards.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-03-16 09:03 pm (UTC)
I will bear that in mind, but if it ends up having to be the following weekend, the kid can come, too. Amy might be here then - we haven't solidified summer plans ourselves yet.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-03-15 02:47 am (UTC)
For a lot of people that day is their holiday day for the 4th. And the thing I have in mind is not available on the 4th, as far as I've been able to ascertain so far.
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[User Picture]From: butterandjelly
2009-03-14 09:41 pm (UTC)
Ack! The second question does not allow for multiple selections! I chose July 3rd with no availability on the 4th but I could also participate on the weekend.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-03-16 09:05 pm (UTC)
Darn, I tried to cover everything. My assumption was that the July 4 picnic would not be mandatory, only something so that people who were coming out of town would know that they wouldn't be stuck with no activity that day.
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[User Picture]From: mamaursula
2009-03-14 09:53 pm (UTC)
Somehow this year's holiday and weekend schedule is a mess. I work the Memorial Day, 4th of July AND Labor Day weekends, in addition I am actually *supposed* to work Memorial and Labor day. My summer is toast.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-03-16 09:06 pm (UTC)
Good grief! Who did YOU piss off???
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[User Picture]From: bec76
2009-03-14 10:13 pm (UTC)
Whatever we decide, the sooner I know the sooner I can request off.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-03-16 09:07 pm (UTC)
I will let you know ASAP.
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[User Picture]From: kisekinotenshi
2009-03-15 12:30 am (UTC)
Is it okay if I want to come, despite not knowing you guys in person yet? I would assume that if babymonkey and mishamish are coming, I could carpool with them. And I can sleep on a couch or floor. XD I just need to know at least a week or two in advance so I can ask off (assuming I'm still working for Kroger by then, which I'm hoping I won't be).
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-03-16 09:08 pm (UTC)
Certainly! I will add you to the list and give you a date as soon as I can be certain; I'm hoping by the end of the month.
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[User Picture]From: djeu
2009-03-15 12:33 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: cosmicbandit
2009-03-15 06:01 am (UTC)
Can only be there in spirit. Will be working on moving from near Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Vancouver, Washington. Yay West Coast. :)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-03-16 09:10 pm (UTC)
I'm jealous - I miss the Pacific!
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[User Picture]From: fortuna_juvat
2009-03-15 08:20 pm (UTC)
There's a 90% likeliehood that I will be starting a brand-new job in another state that weekend. Mayhaps Nick & I can make a guest appearance via webcam?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-03-16 03:11 pm (UTC)
Definitely you will at least have to call!
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[User Picture]From: cinema_babe
2009-03-15 10:51 pm (UTC)
Times like this I wish you all lived in Jersey, New York or Philly because I'd actually make the trip.

...then again, OH is only about 500 miles from here. I could always rent a big Chevy, don my Ray Bans and say I'm on a mission from God.

Maybe not. I guess if you do some kind of webcam hookup type thing I'll pop in.

I'm going to go take my medicine now.
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From: jennb45
2009-03-15 11:31 pm (UTC)
We're off to Chicago for my brother's engagement party. So, too bad so sad for us. Sniff, sniff.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-03-16 03:15 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: elfwench
2009-03-16 12:53 am (UTC)
Can't commit to anything right now as, even though I just passed my driving test, I don't have a vehicle. I'd love to, though, if a way could be found to get me there.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-03-16 03:16 pm (UTC)
Will do.
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[User Picture]From: treebones
2009-03-17 12:40 am (UTC)
I'm up for the road trip, and can carry passengers. But I'm working the weekend of the 3rd, and free the folowing weekend.
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[User Picture]From: celticcowboy68
2009-03-17 02:01 pm (UTC)
1: Yeppers.

B: Work schedules permitting, we'll attempt whatever is chosen.
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