TorDope Wrap Up Thread

(I figured I’d wait to make thin until the Montrealers got home, and that it wouldmn’t be knocked to the next page.)

Please, contribute what you will.

So yesterday was the TorDope Fest.

Trinity and I got to TO early so we could walk around. SHe’d never really been to TO so it was a treat for her.

TIme passed and we arrived at Montana’s. We were early so we sat at the bar and had a drink. About 20 mins later, a large crowd walk in. It was the rest of the Dopers. Cerowyn didn’t seem to recognize me and walked on by…no big deal…I didn’t recognise him either.

Noyb picked me out right away. “Hey! I know you.”

I went to join the group after paying my bar tab.

Before getting to the table, a woman walked up to me and said, “Your Max Override?” with a big smile. It was LaurAnge. Very nice, and very cute. What a way to be welcomed. It was then that I learned how to pronounce her name. ( “L’Orange” French for “The Orange” I guess…she doesn’t look like an orange though.)

Trin and I took our seats and thats when Cerowyn recognised me. “Wow! Quite the hair cut.” was his greating. :slight_smile: We sat down and the introductions started.

Now, I really suck with names, so there was no way in hell I was going to remember all these new ones, so, I would stick to User Names if I needed to call someone.

ScottEvil leaned back and introdused himself. Funny…for some odd reason, I always thought his real name would be Scott…funny. Ah well…he’s still ‘like butta’. :slight_smile: And what a character!!! His “Coffee Talk” impression was priceless!!!

The dinner went on, we finished up and left to go to Vinnies.

Now I’ve been to Vinies before, but it has changed a wee bit. Vinnies is a bar that has a game room, but not just any game room! It has pool tables, driving games, skeet ball, and two bowling lanes!!!

The group found a table and some of us went off to play the games for a bit. I tried my hand at the pin ball machine and just kicked royal ass!!! (No one was more suprised than me!)

After a few more games, I headed back into the bar and we all chatted about this and that. (The music could have been a little quieter, but it was some retro stuff, so I dealt with it.)

Trin and I left just after midnight with Noyb to grab the subway and we went home.

We arrived at about 3AM and I was up at 8:30 AM.

One thing trin and I did remember was, (And it shames me to thing aobut it.) I never left money for that last beer I had!!!

I was paying as I went all night, but when I rejoind the group, my last beer was added to they tab, and I left when I was done. :frowning:

So today, I’ve spent the entire day cleaning the house, because my weekend isn’t over yet, oh no!

Gingy and WeirdDave are coming by myplace on Monday and it turns out that Mnementh is gonna join us!!!

(As soon as I can gat all the names I learned with the faces, I’ll come back with more details.:slight_smile:


(That was also posted in my LJ. Noyb = Globetrotter, FYI)

I was wondering about the “Noyb” thing.

And Mnem is showing up at your place? The no-good um… bad person didn’t come to Montana’s.

I had a great time. LOTS of time in the car with Scott Evil, New & Improved Scott, andygirl and Eonwe. Lots of amusing quotes. I really ought to post a nice, conclusive wrap up like you did, but… my brain is fried :slight_smile:

I will say this, I had lots of fun. Cerowyn and The Other Angel were great, as were Sunspace, D18, Globe-trotter, Charmian, Max, Trin and Lissla Lissar (who had infinite patience in trying to teach us to belly dance: “Pretend like you’re trying to close a car door!”)

Lots of pictures were taken, and I think me, andy, scottevil and Nate will be putting ours up relatively soon. With captions!

lno is still recovering. evil grin

Oh, and check out the TO Dope thread for the famous car-quotes, if no one reposts them here.

Kwyjibo how could you possibly leave out my Wonder Woman doll story? :smiley:

Anyway, I hope Cerowyn can get some of the digital pics up soon, as Laur and I have to get ours developed and scanned first, as do Eonwe and andygirl.

Here come the thanks:

Many, many, many thanks to Cerowyn and The Other Angel not just for organizing everything, getting all the food (and the beer for the attempted Friday Night DrunkDope), but for putting up (and putting up with) the Posse of Evil, and just for being so damned generous! :slight_smile:

A huge thank you and nibble on the ear to Eonwe for driving us all there and back. Who’s your Daddy? :wink:

Thanks to Globetrotter for being such fun to crack up! :smiley:

Thanks to everyone who came and showed us a great time! You’re all amazing, and I can’t wait to see you all again, as well as meet other Dopers.

Next stop: Doperéal!!!

A fantastic weekend. I need more like these. :slight_smile:

  • s.e.

I missed belly dancing!!! DAMN YOU INFERNAL VIDEO GAMES!

Hey, I couldn’t tell all the stories! :slight_smile: (Not that I could remember them until reading these. :D)

The belly dancing was at the picnic in High Park. I’ve got pics, don’t worry.

I forgot! I got lost! There was traffic! I was out of town! I was in Europe! I was in the looney bin! The Moon Men didn’t want me to go! I was hit by a meteor! I’m allergic to Montana’s! I don’t exist, and therefore could not come!

A site for those interested in the “cracker challenge”.

Our very own pictures will be up as soon as they are developed.

Why, I’m sitting here with a box of saltines as we speak!

[sub]Um… that wasn’t supposed to sound dirty…[/sub]

My thanks to scott evil for his great Linda Richman impersonation. I think I ruptured my spleen. :smiley:

Awww man, I had a blast this weekend! Thanks for organizing all this, Cerowyn (and have fun in Japan btw) and theotherangel. Thanks for feeding us in High Park. You rock!

D18, thanks for dropping by! Now that you’ve met the Toronto contingent, you know what to do next time there’s a Dopefest. (By the way, I think we should have those on a regular basis. They’re just too much fun!)

Thanks to all the out-of-towners for visiting us. Gotta do this again! You people just crack me up. :smiley:

I’m still on Cloud Nine - and it’s MONDAY MORNING - and I’m at WORK!!!

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I hope Doperéal will be as much fun!

Laur, we gotta make it FANTASTIC!

P.S. How’s lno doing? :wink:

  • s.e.

Well, I gave it the good ol’ Doper try… only managed 4 crackers in 60 seconds… It’s a little easier when you aren’t under the scrutiny of an entire restaurant, but I deem 6 crackers to be impossible!

Next time, at Dopréal… RITZ!

Can’t wait for the pictures. :smiley:

I can host them on my site if needed.

Wow, 4 crackers! That’s pretty impressive as it is, Charmian.

I’m patiently waiting for Cerowyn to e-mail me the pictures from the digital camera so I can pop 'em up on the web (and if anyone else scans their pictures and wants me to put them up that’s cool too).

Well, I’m finally back in VT after spending the night in Hannover NH with andygirl.

Just want to thank Cerowyn and The Other Angel for their incredible hospitality, and thank the rest of you for just being so darned cool (sniff).

Hm, I can’t think of much else right now, except that it only took 5.5 hours to get to Montreal, as opposed to the 7.5 it took to get from there to Toronto. Also, there’s nothing like driving down the highway with a pile of cute dopers asleep in the back seat (I think Scott Evil’s got a nice picture of that.

Well, my brain is shutting off as I type, so it’s off to the photo store to get my pictures developed. I’ll post to this thread as soon as I get pictures up on the web.

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Now we’ll see what kind of filter UVM puts on their email – is on it’s way to Eonwe. Let me know if the file is too big.

I’ll post my own thoughts and thanks later, when I’ve got a moment to think (and thank?).

Cerowyn, I just emailed you with my work email. Can you send the .zip to me too?

Or, Eonwe, if you get this first, I’ll send you my work email.

My fiance claimed he could win The Cracker Challenge. He lost. Ha ha! Silly braggart.

I can’t wait to see the pics of Eonwe and andygirl dancing!

Wish I could have been there for Sunday, but I was participating in a friend’s fetish (watching men in armour beat each other with swords).

When’s the next TorDope? Soon?! Please? Ooh, and yes, thank you to all the organizers. It was great!

Just got a bunch o’ pics from Cerowyn. There are many of the belly dancing lesson… :slight_smile:

And there’s a pic of me and Eonwe (Picture24.jpg) that’s just adorable. :slight_smile:

My co-worker thinks we’re all a bunch of goons (in a good way). No shit, Sherlock. :stuck_out_tongue: