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    Corn Burning Fool giff57's avatar
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    Chicago

    I've just sent my registration in for the APA conference. How many others are going to be there? Some lively discussion over massive quantities of alcohol would be fun, hell, the discussion part is even optional.

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    I'll be there with Bells On!

    I'll be interviewing to fill a new Associate Planner position within my organization, and I'm presenting a session with three others on Tuesday afternoon titled, "Conservation on the Urban Fringe". Look for us!

    I would expect that even with these commitments I'll have time to hoist a frothy malt beverage with fellow Cyburbanites. However, I regret to inform you that I am prohibited from planning such endeavors - the photo below shows you what happened when I tried to organize a simple poetry reading and accidentally invited a few too many planners...

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    How will we know each other?

    I suggest posting a picture of ourselves here and then wearing something distinctive at the conference.
    Last edited by el Guapo; 23 Jan 2002 at 7:01 PM.

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    I'll be there...looking forward to going back to a national conference for the first time since Boston.

    Since Chicago is close to my collegiate home...I expect to hoist a few with old friends as well.

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    El Guapo - How WIll We Know Each Other?

    Well you can identify we from the picture I am using as my avatar. I am probably going to get flamed for this or banned from Cyburbia, but just in case you can't spot me in a crowded bar, here is a picture of my session panelists. I'm usually with one of them...

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    I'll be looking for a friend of mine...

    This is the last photo taken of my friend (AKA J.M.G.). We were killing a keg at a party one night about four years ago and I think I dared him to do something really stupid. I can't remember what it was.

    Let me know if you see him at Chicago? He might be hanging out with the AICP crowd.


    Bturk, I figure this will cut your flames in half! Glad to help.

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    What flames?! This thread is pretty fricken funny! You guys rock!

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    Chicago Get Together

    I took the liberty to reserve the pool at a local club...I hope it works for everyone.

    BYO Baby Ruth.
    "Dear Prudence...won't you open up your eyes? "

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    Suggested membership drive theme!

    Just an idea...

    I have a larger version suitable for desktop wallpaper available.

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    Cyburbia in Chicago

    Mr. Chairman, I move for the First Annual Cyburbia Reception in Chicago at the House of Blues Bar on Sunday night after the conclusion of the APA Opening Reception. Any second?
    "Dear Prudence...won't you open up your eyes? "

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    Second.

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    MOTION CARRIES

    Now we just need to convince them to let me back in... Those bouncers have looooong memories!

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    I wish I could be there. Drink one for me.

    Oh and Dan, if you come up with Cyburbia stuff be sure to post it here too so those of us who can't go to Chicago can still order some.


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    Cyburbia Merchandise

    I suggest the tote bag include a picture of a monkey.

    Everything is better with a monkey!

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    Re: Monkey

    MONKEY HATE CLEAN.



    Note: Orangutans won't wear diapers.
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    Side trip?

    Is anyone planning to take the (hideously expensive) mobile workshop to Milwaukee? It's almost wort it just to see the new Calatrava addition to the Art Museum. In my mind this building rivals the Gugenheim!

    Great pics of it at:

    http://www.cgschmidt.com/photos-m.htm

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    Primate Bladder Control Issues

    Most primates require some form of hot-glue to get the damn things to stay on.

    MONKEY HATE CLEAN!

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    I see BIG SUCCE$$ selling these in Chicago!

    Just don't drop them - the results will be worse than the hot sauce bottles in New Orleans...

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    Re: Cyburbia Merchandise

    Originally posted by bturk

    Everything is better with a monkey!
    Story Time!

    I was attending a bachelor party at a very seedy adult establishment. While standing at the urinal, at grubby looking guy stands beside me and says in a very southern accent "Ya'll wanna buy a monkey". Getting very nervous thinking that this was some sort of code for a bizzare sexual act that I'd never heard of, I said...."no....not really". Imagine my relief when he then said "I gots ta gid rid ah that dahm thang, he's crappin all ahver mah truck". That's when I realized he really did have a monkey to sell.

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    Re: Cyburbia in Chicago

    Originally posted by prudence
    Mr. Chairman, I move for the First Annual Cyburbia Reception in Chicago at the House of Blues Bar on Sunday night after the conclusion of the APA Opening Reception. Any second?
    I imagine it'll be something like this...(pardon me while I play with my new Photoshop program today )

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    ok, i almost blew coffee out my nose at that last one.

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    You Rock NH Planner!

    The monkey from the tote bag was a nice touch!

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    The guys in brown jackets...

    are they AICP? I always imagined that getting one's AICP was a bit like winning the Masters in that you received a jacket and oversized novelty check/certificate?

    Photoshop will soon replace solitaire as the numbero uno governmental time waster.

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    No, guapo, the formal stuff is now under the domain of FAICP. When that cloister gets too crowded--in about 2 years--APA will create something even more grand than a "fellow" of the order. Anybody want to help them with a name worthy of this soon to be new rank? And what insignia for the few...the proud...the princes of planning?

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    ahem. and princesses.

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