MR Get-together #3: The Texas Southern BBQ

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  1. blackfox macrumors 65816

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    Inspired by BV (and nbs2), I thought I'd pitch a meeting for Texan/Southern MR members - there must be a few of us.

    Depending on responses and the relative locations of everyone, we can pick a meeting spot and town, as well as a date.

    I would consider most of Texas, or possibly New Orleans - as I want to support the town - and we might draw people from neighboring states to the East.

    In any case, we'll see. BTW, I live in Austin.

    Although we may not end up as fancy as the London get-together, we can have much better food - some nice BBQ and good southern cooking - and get nice tans in the summer heat.

    What say you, southern MR members?
     
  2. danny_w macrumors 601

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    I might be interested, and I live in Austin also. Might be fun.
     
  3. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Lol... I ain't driving to Austin no matter how good your BBQ is!

    Sounds like fun though.
     
  4. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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  5. blackfox thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Too bad.

    It's OK - next time I come through the West Coast, you, IJ, Sayhey and I can get together for a beer or something.
     
  6. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Sounds like a plan. Although it is something like 400 miles between SF and LA. My backyard is pretty close to right in the middle though....
     
  7. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Of course your food will be better. They're English for goodness sakes. :p I expect better teeth and less frigid women as well.


    Cheerio!

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  8. Piarco macrumors 68030

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    Ouch! Consider this a virtual kick to your crotch (TM) :D ;)
     
  9. scem0 macrumors 604

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    Another Austinite here :). I'd love to hang out, but my schedule isn't too flexible, except on the weekends so it would have to be on a weekend :). Oh, and I don't have a car, so it would have to be near a bus line, downtown, or in campus area ;).

    e
     
  10. Mike Teezie macrumors 68020

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    Emerson and BF - I'd love to hang with you gents.

    If it were New Orleans, I could get us semi-rock star treatment at Preservation Hall. I know all the good, non-touristy spots as well...
     
  11. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    So basically, we're hanging out at your house. :p
     
  12. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Heeey... who wants to come down to Houston?
    It's totally more better than Austin, in my non-biased opinion.

    Yeah, Houston is where it's at..
    Houston


    yeah, I agree with KT!! Let's do it in Houston!
    Splendid idea! Houston sounds great!! It's RIGHT BETWEEN Austin and New Orleans, it's only the logical choice!
    hey, KT, you know what's even better? SOUTHWEST HOUSTON like the Heights or the Montrose area, or the Galleria Area.

    I agree.
    :D:D
     
  13. skunk macrumors G4

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    There's a Norwegian and a smattering of Kiwis, Scots, Welsh and Irish, not to mention a Mancunian and a West Country girl, coming to our do. No stereotyping necessary, desirable or indeed possible.
    I never understand what you guys think that means.
     
  14. crdean1 macrumors 6502a

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    I might be up for a dallas/ft. worth bbq. Anyone?
     
  15. blackfox thread starter macrumors 65816

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    As someone who has been to Houston, I have to ask a question...

    Have you suffered a head-injury and/or possibly taken too many psychotropic drugs?

    Seriously, I could probably deal with Houston - final location will depend on some kind of consensus from willing participants (of which we need more of).

    Assuming it is not in Austin, I'd be happy to take some fellow Austinites in my car.

    ***EDIT***

    Tally so far:

    Austin - 3
    Houston - 1 (a very enthusiatic one, possibly with multiple personalities - so let's say 2)
    Dallas/Ft. Worth - 1
    New Orleans - 1 (bonus pts for invocation of rock-star lifestyle)

    After a while, I'll see about making a poll. First we needs more peeps...
     
  16. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Ohhh, I loves my psycho-tropic drugs! :p :rolleyes:

    Houston would be fun because I'm in Houston and the only way I could go is if it's here. :D
    That's why Houston is fun. Ignore the pollution and bad drivers. Focus on the BBQ. THELMA'S! Demitris! Goode Company!

    I also think peterparker would be good with it.. he's a fellow Houstonian. :D
     
  17. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    I wouldn't be opposed to a drive somewhere. Austin, Houston, whatever. The sig other and I were planning another trip to Houston some time in the near future. Not sure of a date yet.

    BTW, I'm in Denton. That's the DFW area.

    Now that I think about it, put me down for Houston.
     
  18. Mike Teezie macrumors 68020

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    The only way I could make a Texas event would be if it were held in Dallas.

    Man, I wish I could go to Austin though!
     
  19. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    :D Do you take the cake, or what?!
    Texas is a fur piece for travel and it would depend on date(s), but it sounds like a good idea.
     
  20. blackfox thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Skunk likes the skunk, what can I say?...
    I have no idea what you just said - but come on down...where do you live anyway?
     
  21. macEfan macrumors 65816

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    and a cupertino one :D we could be like right next to apple's HQ and then visit vintage macs stores in the area :)
     
  22. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    I'd rather visit The Company Store.
     
  23. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Ooo, that place is neat! My dad and I spent $90 there! (well... I spent my dad's money, he just handed me the credit card.)

    We have TWO Apple stores in the Houston Area, SOON TO BE THREE!
    come on, that's great impetus.
    But it's really only one apple store.
    BECAUSE THE WOODLANDS IS NOT HOUSTON. The Woodlands is like.. Dallas Junior. Dallas is like Houston Junior (we should have the Federal Reserve District! :pout:), so the Woodlands is Houston Junior Junior.
    This further explains the woodlands... for the Woodlands grand opening. It's not Houston.

    Sorry about the unintentional rant about the woodlands. :eek:
    (it's still not Houston.)
     
  24. blackfox thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hmm...I have an ex-gf from the woodlands. I didn't check your link, but I have always thought it was some upscale, souless suburb - where everything is clean and austerely beautific - yet boring as hell. Least that is what I was lead to believe.

    I have another ex from Cyprus, which I guess is slightly too far out to be considered a Houston suburb.

    If you want to have this get-together in Houston - sell it to me. I am mobile, but Austin is really cool and Dallas/Ft Worth have kick-ass museums and such. What has Houston got that would be perfect for our get-together?

    BTW, if we decide on an place that is not Austin - those Austinites w/o transportation can ride with me (at least as many as will fit in a sedan).
     
  25. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    Considering it's in the Mediterranean your probably right,pip pip and cheerio chaps,have fun.Ta ta for now I'm off to try on my new titfer over some tiffen before it all goes tits-up.
     

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