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See you in Virginia for the 20th Anniversary party!!!!

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  1. Silent Singer

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    Today's UO email included mention of a 20th anniversary party next year. Definitely going, hope to see you all there!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. Kylie Kinslayer

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    Where can I sign up fer dis chere email?
     
  3. Dot_Warner

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    #3 Dot_Warner, Apr 7, 2016
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  5. Angel of Sonoma

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    go to uo.com
    scroll down 1 page & you'll see the block to subscribe to the newsletter. enter your email address and click 'sign up'.
     
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    i'm so looking forward to the 20th anniversary party! can't wait to hear more details!
     
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  7. Kylie Kinslayer

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    Thank you. Now I just have to find a way to convince the wife how great Virginia is and why we should vacation there in 2017..

    *sets about plotting a plan around the "Virginia is for Lovers" motto* :thumbup1:
     
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    actually there is alot to do in Northern VA. not to mention the D.C. area.
     
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  9. Kylie Kinslayer

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    Cool.. although I try to avoid DC, full of politicians hehe

    Creeped on her fb and found out she has an Aunt in northern Va that she has not seen in 10 years.. so the sales job is over :thumbsup:

    ..she just don't know it yet :D
     
  10. BeaIank

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    Oh, eff...
    I don't want to fly to Virginia. :p
    The flight to the US takes just too damn long. Last time, when I flew to Indiana for Gen Con 2008, I took off here and it was winter. When I landed in Dallas Fort Worth to get my plane to Indiana it was summer!

    But I will consider enduring this madness for this.
     
  11. Silent Singer

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    Yay!!!

     
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    Sister in Virginia... daughter in Maryland... and a deeply entrenched fear of flying. *sigh*

    I'll pause on "wait and see" mode for now.
     
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    They should have it in Vegas! Maybe @Kyronix can chip in and pay for players flights :)
    vegas.jpg
     
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    maybe i should go and beg for new plant graphics in person LOL
     
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    Just take your Gypsy Wagon
     
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    I wish! :rolleyes:
     
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    Was gonna post one of those Virginia Tourism spoofs where they make fun of the state. But there isn't one. Nothing funny about Virginia ;)
     
  18. old gypsy

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    That depends... I occasionally heard some strange pronunciations when I was in Norfolk, Virginia... *cough*
     
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    except if you like blinds and various window treatments.....
    Wait for it......

    Cause Virginia is for Louvers!
     
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    The really important question is... is the booze there any good?
    I know that the US has no real coffee, so I will be packing my own if I go, just in case.
     
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    Not from my experience. Edit: Beer at least.:lick:
     
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    Chartered fishing trip?

    James River Blue Catfish Guide Service - Catfishing trips in Virginia

    Make it a week trip, do the fishing one day, the UO Party another, hop over to DC and spend a few days in the Smithsonian
     
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    Darn it... I will have to bring the stuff I brew myself as well then.
     
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    Who drinks coffee???

    I don't even drink the stuff. Bad for your health.
     
  25. BeaIank

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    I just can't make do without a cup of black as the night, as bitter as my soul and strong enough to punch me in the face coffee right at breakfast and another at 6 pm.
    It is just impossible.

    And the stuff I was served up there was weaksauce brown water that I could see through. How the heck could anyone call that coffee?
     
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    There's a Palm restaurant just down to the street from where they work. Dinner and drinks who's with me!!
     
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    The Palm is way overpriced for the quality of food you actually get.

    If I'm going to be south of the Mason-Dixon line, sign me up for some Bar-be-que!
     
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    I am. 1st round on me.


    And to answer the question about the quality of our alcohol... it's second to none.
     
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    ill have to look at my map to see where this 'Virginia' is you all speak of.....
     
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    soo many plans woot :)
     
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    All I ever do at Mesanna events is die! Probably will have to pass. There is a very good chance she will kill you all! :eek:
     
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    Virginia really is a magical place. Because, yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus!
     
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    directions from canada: go to ottawa, turn south, travel about 400 miles (730 kms)
     
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    sorry Zath but there is no Absinthe in the states :(
     
  35. BeaIank

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    That is not a problem.
    From what I am reading, I can bring up to one litre of alcohol duty free to the US.
    That is enough for 2 bottles of 180 proof Hapsburg absinthe! :D
     
  36. Kylie Kinslayer

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    I know where a couple of bottles of it are at... of course I ain't bringing them to Va. State lines and illegal liquor just don't mix lol
     
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    If this happens, I want to try some....
     
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    Virginia has reciprocity with Texas, schweet.
     
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    There was a whiskey named Virgina Gentleman. Boy, I wish I would get one here in Old Germany. Sadly, a trip to the US would not be in my budget as my family and I recently bought a house... I wish they would celebrate here in Europe... You Americans get all the cool things. ;-)
     
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    Okay, I'm going, can we be friends?
     
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    They should have electricity there... So you can bring your coffee maker and brew your own black killer
     
  42. Silent Singer

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    I want to drink absinthe with Spiffy and Bealank soooooo bad.
     
  43. BeaIank

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    That is exactly what I will do. Along with 1 litre of 180 proof absinthe and probably another 4 litres of my home brew rum, since the tax to do that is pretty low. We will crash that party!
    I am already studying the plane and hotel fares for a 5 days stay around that area so I can budget and set aside days off for 2017.
    I am just not looking forward to endure a flight so long, but so long, it lasts two whole weather seasons.
     
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    I don't think everyone realizes the ban on importing it was lifted in 2007.


    And why, hasn't someone brought up a beverage appropriate for the Game Setting? Come on folks, I can't be the only person here with a taste for Mead.
     
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    Drinking absinthe from a local liquor store isn't exactly the same as drinking it with the chaste, brave Zath of Legends...
     
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    It still seems to have some problem with Absinthe having thujone in the US. So it is not exactly the true thing.
    Regarding mead, I have never tried it, but hey, I now own my own distillery, and learning is always fun, so I will give brewing it a few tries. I have more than an year to get it right. :)
     
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    per FDA regulations all USA approved absinthe must test thujone free. Thujone to absinthe is like caffeine to coffee. Highly unlikely you will be dancing with the green fairy if you purchased your absinthe state side.
     
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    But there is still only one place you can get true Mezcal, it aint **** without the worm.
     
  49. Kylie Kinslayer

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    Yepp... the stuff they sell in the states just does not cut it. The stuff I may or may not get on occasion would come from a friend in Canada if I were so inclined. If ya try to sneak some in through customs in an airport I fear some TSA agent would be having a good party at your expense sadly. Unless of course someone would be inclined to get creative with packaging... of course I am just speaking PURELY hypothetical :mf_prop:
     
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    It is just anise flavoured green rum, I swear! :p
    Also, I have found an ebook explaining the whole process of making said "anise flavoured green rum". Funny how it also uses an alembic like the one I bought and I am experimenting with.
     
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