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    Forums Administrator & Gallery Moderator NHPlanner's avatar
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    I must be on a mission....

    ...to meet everyone here in person.

    Had a nice lunch with donk on Saturday on his way back to New Brunswick after a job interview. This now brings the total number of Cyburbanite's I've met in person to 16.

    I've now met [banned user] (obviously...my ex-wife), peter lowitt (a former boss), Chet (in Chicago and Denver), prudence (in Chicago), Dan (in Denver), Planderella (Denver), nerudite (Denver), SW MI Planner (Denver), Bullwinkle (former planner in NH, and fellow BSU alum), mike gurnee (Denver), Chris Steins (Denver), donk (this weekend in Portland, ME), Joe Illiff (BSU alum), SGB (former planner in NH), and Seabishop (conference in MA).
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    Originally posted by bturk
    Only if its wet.

    Sorry bud. You set yourself up again.
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    I've met too many to remember, but I've also met the elusive PlannerGirl. Still have the scars to show it.








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    hey now! hehe Yes I have met the great planning God Dan-such cute eyes!

    yall come on down to DC next year and you will meet me. That reminds me anyone going May 11-13 to the Legislative and Policy Conference?

    or the Congress on New Urbanism here in DC?
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    NHP and [banned user] are my first that I have met in person. It was a good lunch and interesting to put faces and voices to names. Almost had to stop and take a nap at Bangor.

    Kind of know JMF, she used to call me for info related to her old job.

    Will probably meet Tranplanner in June when I go to TO for a wedding.

    Will probaly meet nerudite in halifax.
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    Originally posted by donk

    Will probaly meet nerudite in halifax.
    Yeah, we'll have the first annual Cyburbia Ale fest (Canadian Chapter)... even if it's just the two of us! Any other cyburbanites going to Halifax?

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    Originally posted by nerudite
    Yeah, we'll have the first annual Cyburbia Ale fest (Canadian Chapter)... even if it's just the two of us! Any other cyburbanites going to Halifax?
    Still not sure if I am going to the conference but I will probably head into Halifax during that week sometime so we will have to make plans.

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    Originally posted by donk
    NHP and [banned user] are my first that I have met in person. It was a good lunch and interesting to put faces and voices to names.
    Forgot to mention how proud and impressed I was of my wife for not making any comments about donk's Canadian pronunciation of "process" and "project." She said afterwards that it was really hard not to say something.

    Only one "eh" though. :p
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    Re: I must be on a mission....

    Originally posted by NHPlanner
    ...to meet everyone here in person.

    . . . and Seabishop (conference in MA).

    I remember that conference well. Mass APA sure knows how to throw 'em.


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    I am careful about the eh's, especially in the States.

    I did not think I sounded funny when I talked, I wished MP had said something, it would have been humourous.

    If I get the job in the States I'll have to watch my pronounciation of house, project and process. (did not realize those last 2 sound funny)
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    Originally posted by donk

    If I get the job in the States I'll have to watch my pronounciation of house, project and process. (did not realize those last 2 sound funny)
    I don't think it sounds funny (project and process)... it's the long O instead of a soft O, that's all. Now the way you say "out", "about", "sorry", "house"... those all sound funny.

    You'll have enough to worry about with remembering all the planner lingo to think much about pronunciation.

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    Originally posted by nerudite
    ... it's the long O instead of a soft O, that's all.
    That's exactly what it was. I've heard enough Canadians in my time to expect it....she wasn't, and mentioned on the ride home that she wanted to say something, but thought it would have been rude.
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    Tim I've almost got you beat!

    I searched the member directory, he's thie list of registered users I've run into:

    Prudence (duh, coworker)
    Chris Steins (Denver APA)
    Jtfortin (formerly of the town next door)
    Nerudite (Denver APA)
    Dan (Denver APA)
    Giff57 (Chicago APA)
    SW MI Planner (Denver APA)
    Bullwinkle (Denver APA)
    Cheesewhiz (the town I live in)
    Indigo (a consultant of ours)
    Mike Gurnee (Denver APA)
    Mr Frisky (this is a cheat but I'll take it)
    NH Planner (Chicago APA and Denver APA)
    Planderella (Denver APA)

    Questionable - [banned user]. If his identity is truly what we think it is....

    Questionable - Mike Stumpf. I thik we ran into each other at a state conference on econ dev. once, but it would have been pre-cyburbia....

    So 14 - 16 and counting. I could beat you if I crash the Michigan lunch on the 29th. Keck its only a 3.5 hour drive....

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    Originally posted by nerudite
    I don't think it sounds funny (project and process)... it's the long O instead of a soft O, that's all. Now the way you say "out", "about", "sorry", "house"... those all sound funny.

    You'll have enough to worry about with remembering all the planner lingo to think much about pronunciation.
    "Sorry about your out house."

    It not only sounds funny, but there's probably a good story behind that line.

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    Re: Tim I've almost got you beat!

    Originally posted by bturk
    I searched the member directory, he's thie list of registered users I've run into:

    Prudence (duh, coworker)
    Chris Steins (Denver APA)
    Jtfortin (formerly of the town next door)
    Nerudite (Denver APA)
    Dan (Denver APA)
    Giff57 (Chicago APA)
    SW MI Planner (Denver APA)
    Bullwinkle (Denver APA)
    Cheesewhiz (the town I live in)
    Indigo (a consultant of ours)
    Mike Gurnee (Denver APA)
    Mr Frisky (this is a cheat but I'll take it)
    NH Planner (Chicago APA and Denver APA)
    Planderella (Denver APA)

    Questionable - [banned user]. If his identity is truly what we think it is....

    Questionable - Mike Stumpf. I thik we ran into each other at a state conference on econ dev. once, but it would have been pre-cyburbia....

    So 14 - 16 and counting. I could beat you if I crash the Michigan lunch on the 29th. Keck its only a 3.5 hour drive....
    OK...then I'm at 17, since I met Mr. Frisky as well.
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    No Need for a poll!

    Originally posted by Mike D.
    Who do we think [banned user] is?

    I have my assumptions....but who do YOU think it is...a poll?
    I have discovered the identity of [banned user]
    Mods - This person is not who you'd expect. LOL.

    This means I CAN count [banned user]! 15!!

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    So its not Mugbub?

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    Originally posted by Mike D.
    So its not Mugbub?
    No......Mugbub and [banned user] were two different people.
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    Re: I must be on a mission....

    Originally posted by NHPlanner
    ...to meet everyone here in person.
    I imagine I'd get the vote for cyburbanite you're least likely to meet, based on my location. But if anyone does come visiting Down Under I'd be happy to show them round...

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    Originally posted by bturk
    16! Yeah Baby!
    You're still one shy of me. :p
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    Re: I must be on a mission....

    I'm surprised at how many I've met:

    NHPlanner
    bturk
    peter lowitt
    Dan
    Planderella
    nerudite
    SW MI Planner
    mike gurnee
    Chris Steins
    SGB
    Andy Dobson

    That's 11! Not bad.

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