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Subject:Bracing for Impact...
Time:11:41 am
Sometimes we have an idea. It's a COOL idea, but we are uncertain as to whether it is actually a GOOD idea. This weekend, I suffer the consequences of such an idea.

About a month ago, I posted about possibly having a weekend at my place for people to come hang out and work on craft projects, and thus the Drinkin Craftin Slumber Party Weekend was born. In just over seven hours, I will begin to learn whether this cool idea is indeed a good idea, or some unmanageable social experiment that will eat my apartment, damage my health and perhaps unpredictably transform a friendship or two.

A couple dozen people drawn from my many communities will collide in a frenzy of yarn, beads, paint and glue guns, which will carry them through a full, sleepless weekend of alcohol- and caffeine-fueled crafting mania.

Or not.

I have no idea what I have set in motion. It may be a riot, or it may be a really boring weekend. We're throwing together an eclectic band of Knitters, Burners, Pagans, Academians, Hippies, Ravers, BDSMers, Burlesque Perfomers, Single Moms, Libertarians, Tech Geeks and a Pirate Wench or two. Hopefully, there will be photos. Phone ahead if you feel like swinging by...
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g_sabine
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Time:2007-11-09 05:02 pm (UTC)
Sorry I couldn't make it. I dare you to enjoy yourself. ;)
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phoenixgeisha
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Time:2007-11-09 08:33 pm (UTC)
Next time! :D
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bailey21975
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Time:2007-11-09 05:10 pm (UTC)
It sounds absolutely lovely! You can bet that if I were closer, I'd be there. As it is, I may steal your idea and plan a Houston version of it in the next few months. :)
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darthbecca
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Time:2007-11-09 05:32 pm (UTC)
prolly see you there!
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darthbecca
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Time:2007-11-09 05:35 pm (UTC)
I'm gonna make something- what do you want? Sweet something or what?
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phoenixgeisha
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Time:2007-11-09 05:51 pm (UTC)
Biscuits? ;)

Seriously, bring whatever you would enjoy having at hand. I have no way of predicting what others will bring or what they will want, so the happiest solution is to please yourself.

I have lots of random crappy snacks like chips, dip, salsa, hummus, crackers, oreos, and I'll probably pick up some fruit and cheese on the way home tonight. And to my everlasting shame, there will be at least one bag of Cheetos.

We can try the Pumpkin Hat on McKenna, and see if I need to make a smaller or larger one to fit her perfectly. :D
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reprobayt
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Time:2007-11-09 05:36 pm (UTC)
Oh...I so hope there will be photos.

This sounds like an...experience. :)
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skellington
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Time:2007-11-09 05:39 pm (UTC)
Inlaws are in town this weekend, or I might have asked to cruise by.

In any event, I might swing by if your computer could still use a peripheral. :-)
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phoenixgeisha
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Time:2007-11-09 05:54 pm (UTC)
Much has changed since you were last at my place. I have a temporary roommate, a portion of whose rent is to get me sent up with his old laptop and a wireless network that includes a print server.

Funny, he is a Keith, too. I will check with him to see if he would like to question you about the available peripheral.

I may enter a communications blackout at 7:00. :D If I don't talk to you before then, I might not get back to you until Monday, hahahaha.
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joyeuse13
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Time:2007-11-09 06:39 pm (UTC)
Is it ok if I bring a research project instead of a craft project? I have a boat-load of reading to do.
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phoenixgeisha
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Time:2007-11-09 06:55 pm (UTC)
I left you a HUGE reply to this in Yahoo a couple of days ago. Looks like you didn't get it. Shame. It was a little clever. ;)

The summary is--bring what you like. It's your company I want.
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joyeuse13
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Time:2007-11-09 06:58 pm (UTC)
Thppt. I notice evite often isn't so hot w/ the message sending. I will have to show up in person to appreciate your cleverness. :)

Should be Saturday-ish; I have to get to the library first, though.
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efire360
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Time:2007-11-09 07:46 pm (UTC)
The major thing that kills a friendship for me is when someone who should stand by you and back you up refuses to do so because he/she doesn't see your relationship (friendship or otherwise) as something worthwhile.

Second is someone who is malicious and threatening to my friends. It's not funny. It's not a joke. It should be taken seriously and not excused.

I really don't think that we'll run into these things at the Craft Party. At least I hope not; I've had enough this year.

Also, keep in mind that although you are pulling from different communities, many of the people you know have "memberships" in several of these groups.

I suggest getting several trash stations and some drop cloths set up to ensure that your apartment isn't accidentally damaged by crafts, bloody alterations or too much boozing.

Cheers!
:D
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phoenixgeisha
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Time:2007-11-09 08:31 pm (UTC)
I was actually a bit more concerned about how my knitting girls might begin to think of me differently after they got both barrels full of the kind of people I surround myself with when I am not knitting.

But since they are a randy bunch who call themselves the Smackaho Tribe, I am probably okay.

I'm hiding the toys, though. ;)
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efire360
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Time:2007-11-09 07:53 pm (UTC)
PS. Fabric sale. Rumor is everything is super-dirt-cheap!

November 10th, 2007, 9:00am - 2:00pm
2151 Northwest Parkway, #500, Marietta, GA 30067

We are located in Marietta right off of exit 261 on Interstate 75. This is the Delk Rd exit. Once you get off on this exit, go West. You will then take your first left onto Franklin Rd. Go to the first stoplight and take a left. Take the third entrance on the left, followed by and immediate right. Our building will be on your left.
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phoenixgeisha
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Time:2007-11-09 08:32 pm (UTC)
and THIS might be a field trip the crafters will want to take...

Thanks for the tip!
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elvis
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Time:2007-11-09 07:53 pm (UTC)
sounds fun, I hope to come to the next one :)

I wanna do decopauge, I've got a few frames I want to do and I'll bring a few extras for anyone who wants to venture a try.
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phoenixgeisha
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Time:2007-11-09 08:34 pm (UTC)
Crafty boy! :)
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_jeremiad
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Time:2007-11-09 08:58 pm (UTC)
Hiya,

I'm not even a little bit crafty so I'll probably bring books and word puzzles to do while I'm there. It's the opportunity for relaxation moreso than the time to make something that I'm looking forward to.

And I'll dropping by Saturday afternoon/evening most likely, if that's all right.
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radagast97
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Time:2007-11-09 09:11 pm (UTC)
My primary craft involves a lot of wet clay, a potter's wheel, and would seriously contribute to eating your apartment (and my lower back, just from moving wheel and clay).

That said, your social experiment sounds most fascinating. All the best and may all your unpredictable friendship transforms be of the positive and exciting variety.
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phoenixgeisha
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Time:2007-11-09 09:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks, G, for understanding the very fluid meaning I intended for "unpredictable transformation".

On a social note, I won't be coming to the meetup on Sunday, because, well, I'll have my hands full, hahaha.
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radagast97
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Time:2007-11-09 09:29 pm (UTC)
:)

You will be missed, but I certainly understand.

Have a great weekend.
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idav5d
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Time:2007-11-09 11:09 pm (UTC)
Well... I coulda handled them Knittin' wenches. They wouldn't have remembered where they were this weekend...
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_sari_kat_
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Time:2007-11-09 11:51 pm (UTC)
Hi sweetie, I will probably be by Sat eve. Have a ton of work to do tomorrow. But once that's done I'll be by with beads and embroidery most likely. And some kind of homemade food!
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mythoreau
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Time:2007-11-12 01:41 am (UTC)
I hope it was as awesome as it sounded!! Wish we were closer so I could have joined in. :)
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reprobayt
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Time:2007-12-14 10:40 pm (UTC)
How did things turn out?

And how are you?
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