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Skiing and Socializing
Today was my friday off. Awesome! I've been working hard, and lots of hours.... it's nice to have some time to myself. Quite the relief. SG also was able to take the day off, and we met for lunch and chit-chat this afternoon. Then.... we visited the ski shop.

They're having a big sale right now, and after all the fun that we had skiing together last winter, she and her Alleged Fiance have been trying to encourage my to buy skis of my very own. After much agonizing and debate, I did it.

I did it! Now I'm an official ski-owner. Yay! I did really enjoy skiing last year, and I know owning my own skis will encourage me to do it more. I would like to do more skiing this winter... now I just need to find people to ski with. I must go skiing lots now, in order to make the purchase worth it. Of course I'll go at least a few times with SG, and hopefully KB will organize her traditional outing and invite me along again... but if there are any other skiers out there, especially intermediate skiers, do let me know if you want company sometime! Gotta break in these new skis, ya see.

Speaking of social events, is anybody local interested in going to the Renaissance Festival on sunday? At first I was thinking of saturday, but I'd forgotten about smegs. I have a dinner appointment sunday evening, so it'd just be for the afternoon, but... any takers? Seems like most everyone has already been, but I haven't made it out yet this year. Could be fun.

Also, anybody going to Luna sunday night? Sheesh, I feel lame trying to plan my calendar via live journal, but it is a nice low-key way of checking if anybody wants to do something. I've been so busy yet anti-social recently, it feels weird trying to break out of this little cocoon. So I'm easing my way out, that's all. It's a start at least!

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atdt1991 From: atdt1991 Date: September 2nd, 2005 11:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
aw, I'm going saturday!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: September 3rd, 2005 02:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Well darn it!
marsgov From: marsgov Date: September 3rd, 2005 12:01 am (UTC) (Link)
It's possible that I might attend on Sunday, but I'd have to get my cheap tickets in advance... my friends, the Cross Rouges musical group, will be there that weekend.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: September 3rd, 2005 02:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Ooh, hey let me know if you'll be going!
thatguychuck From: thatguychuck Date: September 3rd, 2005 04:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Discount tickets can be purchased at Jellystone campground just before the Ren Fest exit. Take I-75 to Grange Hall Road and turn right. The campground is immediately on your right. Festival is just down the road.
marsgov From: marsgov Date: September 4th, 2005 03:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. Looks like I am not going to make it today...
specialagentm From: specialagentm Date: September 3rd, 2005 12:22 am (UTC) (Link)
I have plans for Sunday during the day, and am going to see about Luna in the evening. It all depends on how tired and tipsy I am after the afternoon's crazy schedule of drinking beer in the park and playing croquet with Marc.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: September 3rd, 2005 02:36 am (UTC) (Link)
Beer and croquet -- wow! Actually sounds quite fun. (:
specialagentm From: specialagentm Date: September 3rd, 2005 02:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Possibly some Frisbee throwing also, as well as an intense domino match. We live life on the edge, yep.

It's mostly about the beer, though. Oh, and the good company I guess. :-)
From: stilldocked Date: September 3rd, 2005 12:37 am (UTC) (Link)
Travel to NY, going skiing in Vermont with retepsnave and the CGitW(tm)...Ami and I will meet you for dinner.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: September 3rd, 2005 02:37 am (UTC) (Link)
And TEA? That would be really neat.
From: stilldocked Date: September 3rd, 2005 03:47 am (UTC) (Link)
I cannot promise TEA, however, if it will get you our here, TEA will be there.
dreamattack329 From: dreamattack329 Date: September 3rd, 2005 02:39 am (UTC) (Link)
I'll go to Ren Fest on Sunday if you are willing to travel up to the Maryland Ren Fest! :)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: September 3rd, 2005 02:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Alas, I'm afraid that a bit too far of a drive... darn!
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dreamattack329 From: dreamattack329 Date: September 6th, 2005 01:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
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anarmyofjuan From: anarmyofjuan Date: September 3rd, 2005 03:00 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm playing Arts, Beats, and Eats on Sunday and Monday. I do want to go to Ren Fest, though. :-(
renniekins From: renniekins Date: September 3rd, 2005 05:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
aww...darn! Well maybe if either of us are free in two weeks, we can give it a shot....

Cool that you have a gig though. (:
shadowriderhope From: shadowriderhope Date: September 3rd, 2005 03:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I am so totally about the skiing! :) I usually do lots of little mini-trips up to Nubs, and would love to have company. Sometimes it's crazy stuff like getting up at 5am to drive 5 hours to ski 6 hours and then turning around and coming home, but there's a nice cheap little motel not far from there, and we could share cost. :)

Another really fun thing to do is to get a 'White Gold' card - it's something promoted by the Michigan ski industry, costs ~ $150, and for that, you can ski 'free' once at each of 25 Michigan ski resorts. Some of them are waay north, but it covers pretty much *all* the resorts, and if you just go to three, you've already covered your investment.

Ah, bummer, they raised the price to $169, but it's still way cheap.

Oh, it also includes a free waxing & tuning.

I don't know what Luna is, so maybe I'd like to go, if I knew what it was. What is it? :)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: September 3rd, 2005 05:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ooh, that'd be cool to do some Nubs trips with you. I'm not sure if I can handle a day-trip, but splitting the cost of crashing somewhere cheap could work!

Luna is a dance bar in Royal Oak that I like to hang out at. Sunday they're having a "Fuck Work" party, since my people are off on monday.
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: September 3rd, 2005 03:50 am (UTC) (Link)
He is not 'alledged' I have actually met him once or twice.
encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: September 3rd, 2005 03:52 am (UTC) (Link)
I bearly remember the last time I went skiing; it was in Los Alamos, New Mexico and I got sick from some bad food. Never skiied in Michigan, I am from the west, the Cascades in Oregon, the Rockies in Wyoming and Montana and British Columbia and Alberta and New Mexico. I love skiing the trees in deep powder that most people can't handle.

I am basically anti-social, I like staying home.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: September 3rd, 2005 05:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm just a beginner, but it's fun learning.
thatguychuck From: thatguychuck Date: September 3rd, 2005 04:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Speaking of social events, is anybody local interested in going to the Renaissance Festival on sunday?

I'm interested in going! :)
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: September 3rd, 2005 02:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
When did you stop working there?
thatguychuck From: thatguychuck Date: September 6th, 2005 05:27 am (UTC) (Link)
I didn't. Which is the reason for the smiley. < grin >
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renniekins From: renniekins Date: September 4th, 2005 05:58 am (UTC) (Link)
It WOULD be cool.... except that I already have plans for monday. Alas!!!
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renniekins From: renniekins Date: September 5th, 2005 06:10 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't know...I think it must be YOU who hate ME. After all, I suggested sunday but YOUUUUU didn't want to do it!

*grin*
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