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Unagie
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Default  Posted: 12:35 PM, April 10th (Wednesday)

I WANT TO GO TO ONE!! But I'm broke and cannot afford it lol. Also its embarrassing to say and something I am trying to get over but all of you seem so wonderful and I don't know how I'd fit in...silly I know. Anywho if you guys ever decide to do a NYC g2g it'd be awesome otherwise I look forward to the pics and stories.


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nowiknow23
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Default  Posted: 1:19 PM, April 10th (Wednesday)

Also its embarrassing to say and something I am trying to get over but all of you seem so wonderful and I don't know how I'd fit in...silly I know.
I understand this, Unagie. It's a bit daunting the first time.

I have said this before and it bears repeating - when (note - not IF) you attend a g2g or meet an SIer in person, I think you will be amazed by how comfortable an experience it is. Even posters I didn't know well from the boards were like old friends.

There's *something* that we all have in common and that, as unlikely as it seems, gives us an instant comraderie. A shared experience base.

Meeting SIers is an amazing thing. I highly recommend it.


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Unagie
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Default  Posted: 1:32 PM, April 10th (Wednesday)

Thanks NIK♡


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Kajem
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Default  Posted: 1:57 PM, April 10th (Wednesday)

Unagie,

You COULD host a G2G in NYC..??? That way people would be coming to you...just saying...That way you could be sure to do things that can keep expenses down. Lots of free (or minimal cost) things to do in NYC.

Hugs,

K


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Default  Posted: 2:04 PM, April 10th (Wednesday)

Bus from NYC to DC is only $45 roundtrip. Just sayin'.


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Unagie
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Default  Posted: 2:17 PM, April 10th (Wednesday)

Ummm host one...I is scared to attend one lol.

Ama I was thinking about that.


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Do not let others be your reference for who you see in the mirror.

Stop allowing people to hurt you, because you don't love you enough to walk away.


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Default  Posted: 2:26 PM, April 10th (Wednesday)

Unagie, I feel the same way . . . like the strange new kid in kindergarten. If you can do it, I can do it


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simplydevastated
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Default  Posted: 2:29 PM, April 10th (Wednesday)

Yup, I feel the same way. I said in a different thread that I feel like the kid at recess who runs along side everyone but who isn't really playing.

One day I'll find the courage.


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nowiknow23
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Default  Posted: 2:34 PM, April 10th (Wednesday)

You will never regret it.


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Aubrie
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Default  Posted: 2:39 PM, April 10th (Wednesday)

Awww c'mon newbies. It's ok. We don't bite.

Seriously, it's nothing to stress about. (Don't roll your eyes. And I know you are because I did the same thing when the vets told me it's nothing to stress about.)

My first G2G, I was scared out of my cranium. I honestly don't remember much of the exchange with the first SIer we met upon arriving at the hotel. (Sorry gahurts!) My nerves were SHOT.

I discovered, there is nothing to be scared of. All of us, each of us, are every day people. I'm just a girl. My husband is just a guy. Sure we all have a different story, different professions, different quirks, different victories and defeats, but at the end of the day, we're all just people. Fighting the same kind of battle. Trying to make it thru another day.

There's no "labels" at G2G. That was my biggest fear. That I'd be the black sheep of the bunch. Not so. I was treated with as much kindness and respect as the BSs there.

It's not a BS/WS thing. It's a human thing.

G2Gs are totally worth going to!

Do. It!

[This message edited by Aubrie84 at 2:40 PM, April 10th (Wednesday)]


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Default  Posted: 3:12 PM, April 10th (Wednesday)

There's no "labels" at G2G

Not really but I apparently am still Moo and everyone else gets a real name.

They can be terrifying at first, but they are a bunch of fun. I've been to way too many because of the fun and friends.


AKA Moo

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Default  Posted: 3:22 PM, April 10th (Wednesday)

One of my first G2G's I drove many, many hours (MA to VA).....got almost all the way there and thought "Oh shit! WTF and I doing? I'm going home."

I was also afraid I wouldn't fit in. But I didn't go home and had a great time.

MA to NYC is only a few hours. So when is the G2G?


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Default  Posted: 3:23 PM, April 10th (Wednesday)

You will never regret it.

^^This

The only difference between a manifesto writing hermit and me is that I shower at least once a month, so the thought of attending a G2G made me miss a few extra desserts since I was so nervous. I had 73 reasons why I could have backed out of attending the NorCal G2G and had a ready made excuse to leave early since I needed to visit my 98 year old Grandmother. I was late visitng my Grandmother because I didn't want to leave the G2G.

When you do finally get to meet Moo, bring him some avocados and you will make his day. When you meet Jrazz, be sure to have plenty of Bleu cheese for her and Red Bull for you- she luuuurves Bleu cheese and you are going to need the Red Bull to keep up with her.

Set aside the $45 and go to DC, it will take you months to stop smiling.


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Default  Posted: 3:28 PM, April 10th (Wednesday)

There's no "labels" at G2G.

Yeah, except this time I'm TOTALLY going to remember to bring the sticky name tags I always mean to bring. And by name tags, I mean address labels that I may or may not have acquired from work. (Okay, not really, they're leftover from my wedding invitations, but that just sounds pathetic!)

Unagie, if you want to come down to DC, please let me know. I can hook you up!


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Default  Posted: 3:29 PM, April 10th (Wednesday)

Well, I told Aubrie if Moo was going there would be nothing to worry about. He's a great veteran who makes newbies feel comfortable. I guess that's why he's a guide....

Sorry Moo, no pressure.

Not really but I apparently am still Moo and everyone else gets a real name.

It's like Cheers. Everyone knows your name and around here that's your name.


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MovingUpward
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Default  Posted: 3:33 PM, April 10th (Wednesday)

Sorry Moo, no pressure.

I can handle the pressure. I am a g2g veteran for sure.


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Default  Posted: 3:40 PM, April 10th (Wednesday)

When you meet Jrazz, be sure to have plenty of Bleu cheese for her and Red Bull for you- she luuuurves Bleu cheese and you are going to need the Red Bull to keep up with her.

Why I oughtta....


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Unagie
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Default  Posted: 4:17 PM, April 10th (Wednesday)

You guys made me smile just reading the posts. Aubrie how'd you know I had the "yea sure" face going. Ama I am seriously considering it. As for hosting one I think I need to get one under my belt first lol.


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Do not let others be your reference for who you see in the mirror.

Stop allowing people to hurt you, because you don't love you enough to walk away.


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Default  Posted: 4:30 PM, April 10th (Wednesday)

I just went to my first G@G in houston and it was GREAT! I'm not good at large groups and it is definately way out of character for me. But I can tell you it was the best decision I've made this year. Everyone was so nice and made it so easy to relax. You should definately go to one!


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Default  Posted: 4:38 PM, April 10th (Wednesday)

I've been to two and they were both fantastic. It is amazing how quickly we all just relax and become friends. Do worry Unagie. It is well worth it. You will not regret going.


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Default  Posted: 5:10 PM, April 10th (Wednesday)

Unagie, if it makes you feel better, the first G2G I attended, I hosted. SI's own Erma Bombeck, Threnody, was going to be in town and I suggested we get together. Next thing I know, she'd put the word out here in F&G asking who else was interested. We had SIers from four states come in just for an afternoon. I had your fear: how would the others treat me since I was the WS. They treated me like a friend they hadn't seen in a while. As others have said, there are no labels at a G2G. So when you get even half a chance to attend one (or host one) go for it.


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Default  Posted: 5:19 PM, April 10th (Wednesday)

Unagie,

After you go to your first g2g, you'll wonder why you waited so long .


Take up your space (and do it well).

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risingfromashes
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Default  Posted: 5:27 PM, April 10th (Wednesday)

Hey if she is not ready to host are there any others from NY that would be willing? I can make it to NY from Boston! I will bring food, wine, and stupid jokes!


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Default  Posted: 5:35 PM, April 10th (Wednesday)

I was lucky, my first g2g was at Moo's house

Although WS was super foggy at the time and just a douche in general, I had a great time!

I was super nervous at first but CryingDaily helped me.

I have toyed with the idea of hosting one, God knows I have the room and the pool.

You won't regret it.

Isn't there one ever year in Atlantic City?


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authenticnow
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Default  Posted: 6:28 PM, April 10th (Wednesday)

The AC one stopped happening a few years ago.

The best way to get one going is start a thread with a date and general location and see who is interested.

LD and I had a couple (NY/NE PA area) and we're not ready to host another one yet, but maybe in the not so distant future, who knows.


Take up your space (and do it well).

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Jrazz
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Default  Posted: 7:45 PM, April 10th (Wednesday)

As for hosting one I think I need to get one under my belt first lol.

Like Clarrissa, I hosted the first one I attended. It actually makes it easier because you're the boss-man. Kidding.

I recommend flying Jpapageorge out too. It's not a G2G without him bringing home made dessert. (Although he'll cancel any dessert order you make in a restaurant due to the inferiority of the product. True story. )


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Sad in AZ
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Default  Posted: 7:55 PM, April 10th (Wednesday)

One day it will just feel right, and you'll decide to go. Then you'll get cold feet, but you'll feel compelled and you'll go--and you'll have a great time! (No, I'm not projecting... ) G2Gs are so great; you will meet the best people.

[This message edited by Sad in AZ at 7:55 PM, April 10th (Wednesday)]


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inconnu
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Default  Posted: 8:01 PM, April 10th (Wednesday)

G2Gs are so great; you will meet the best people.

and not only that, then you get to read their posts here on SI, and "hear" them in their own voices. (unless I'm the only one who does that... )


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Default  Posted: 10:08 PM, April 10th (Wednesday)

Are you making fun of my NY accent??


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Default  Posted: 10:12 PM, April 10th (Wednesday)

That reads really funny when I think of your accent Sad.


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Think of the haters in your life as sandpaper; they’ll scratch you up time and time again but in the end you’re polished, smooth, and spotless..while they end up useless

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Default  Posted: 10:14 PM, April 10th (Wednesday)

Nothing says AWKWARD G2G like having Moo contact Weatherly to find out my address so he and NaiveAgain can show up to my house to help me move You know what though!?!?! Almost a year ago today they drove their happy little butts SIX HOURS to help someone they had never met IRL move, because their house was being foreclosed on and none of their IRL friends wanted to help *happy tears* The people on this site are the sweetest and most caring people you will ever meet...even if it is awkward the first time you meet them

[This message edited by Mama_of_3_Kids at 10:15 PM, April 10th (Wednesday)]


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Default  Posted: 10:37 PM, April 10th (Wednesday)

@Mama, That's awesome.


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Default  Posted: 10:49 PM, April 10th (Wednesday)

OK, if I can go to a G2G anyone can. I have been to 2, and the idea that I actually got on a plane and traveled long distances to meet complete strangers from the internet is so out of character for me it is hilarious.

It sounded so weird to me I did not tell anyone in real life.

But, the G2G's were the best thing for my spirit.

I felt completely comfortable right away. You will not regret it.


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Default  Posted: 10:57 PM, April 10th (Wednesday)

I'm in NJ. There was a Jersey shore g2g thread going on but it's kind of died off because we don't know what will be up and running because of Sandy. I live across the street from a park. We can rent a grove and feed the deer! And chase the stupid Canada Geese because they poop to much and are mean.


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Unagie
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Default  Posted: 6:28 AM, April 11th (Thursday)

FEED A DEER!? I AM SO IN!!!!


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Default  Posted: 7:38 AM, April 11th (Thursday)

Nothing says AWKWARD G2G like having Moo contact Weatherly to find out my address so he and NaiveAgain can show up to my house to help me move

You misspelled AWESOME.


AKA Moo

Think of the haters in your life as sandpaper; they’ll scratch you up time and time again but in the end you’re polished, smooth, and spotless..while they end up useless

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simplydevastated
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Default  Posted: 8:30 AM, April 11th (Thursday)

Mama, that is a wonderful story! Thanks for sharing

It's not a BS/WS thing. It's a human thing.

Aubrie, I love this! This should the be the official "tag-line" of the g2g's


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Default  Posted: 8:31 AM, April 11th (Thursday)

It pretty awesome


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Default  Posted: 8:39 AM, April 11th (Thursday)

Are you making fun of my NY accent??

The only NY accent I remember is Leccden!

FEED A DEER!? I AM SO IN!!!!

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Sad in AZ
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Default  Posted: 8:47 AM, April 11th (Thursday)

The only NY accent I remember is Leccden!

Well, technically, LD & AN are Brooklyn; mine is Lawn Guyland.


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Unagie
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Default  Posted: 10:28 AM, April 11th (Thursday)

I was born and raised in nyc. I dint hear my accent but people from other states pinpoint where I'm from immediately.


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No longer together

Do not let others be your reference for who you see in the mirror.

Stop allowing people to hurt you, because you don't love you enough to walk away.


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Default  Posted: 10:52 AM, April 11th (Thursday)

Don't worry L2HM. The deer and other animals are there to feed. They are all fenced in. Though it would be cool if the peacock got loose one day.


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Default  Posted: 11:32 AM, April 11th (Thursday)

I'm across the state from you, but you're always welcome in WNY. We'll be a small but fun group in early June.


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Default  Posted: 11:33 AM, April 11th (Thursday)

Though it would be cool if the peacock got loose one day.

My parents raised peafowl! And ornamental pheasants... and ducks... chickens...


Indian wisdom says our lives are rivers. We are born somewhere small and quiet and we move toward a place we cannot see, but only imagine. From Tending Roses

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Default  Posted: 1:51 PM, April 11th (Thursday)

TCD you and Unagie co-hosting a G2G?


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Default  Posted: 1:57 PM, April 11th (Thursday)

TCD you and Unagie co-hosting a G2G?
Kajem, if you go north for their G2G, you better totally pit-stop in Nashville and say hi to me!


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Default  Posted: 2:51 PM, April 11th (Thursday)

I don't post on the board much although I've been around a long time, but I've been to one and it was great.

Everyone was really nice and it wasn't awkward at all (and I am SHY)

RG


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sisoon
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Default  Posted: 4:51 PM, April 11th (Thursday)

I was nervous before my 1st. I think it was Cee64D who told me I could go as him, if that would make me feel better. I went as myself, but it was nice to know I had another ID in my back pocket.

My W was the only WS at the first one we attended. She rarely says much, and she didn't at the g2g, but she was scared going in, and felt comfortable when we came out.
And you know what? At that first g2g it was clear that 3 of the people knew each other well, but we quickly became one group. Thanks, TrustedHer, inconnu, and Moo. (And yeah, I read a post, and remember a face and voice.)

If you get a chance - attend. You'll be happy you did.


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sisoon
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Default  Posted: 4:56 PM, April 11th (Thursday)

T/J - Do people from the Bronx, Staten Island, or Queens say , 'I'm from NYC'?

Just askin'.

sisoon, whose blood runs Brooklyn Dodger blue, and whose Brooklyn relatives say 'I'm from Brooklyn.'


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Sad in AZ
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Default  Posted: 5:59 PM, April 11th (Thursday)

I'm from NYC

Ah, but sisoon, no one says that. They're from 'The City' and everyone knows what they're talking about. Just like I lived 'on' the Island, not in Long Island--but not people from Brooklyn or Queens


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authenticnow
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Default  Posted: 6:10 PM, April 11th (Thursday)

When you live in any of the boroughs other than Manhattan and you say you're going to 'the city', you know it means Manhattan. And upstate is any place north of The Bronx.

My brother lives on the island .

My parents grew up down the block (not the road ) from Ebbetts Field, isn't that cool?

[This message edited by authenticnow at 6:13 PM, April 11th (Thursday)]


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Unagie
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Default  Posted: 6:34 PM, April 11th (Thursday)

Uhhh I said I would think about holding a G2G lol. Also I say I live in Queens but born and raised in Brooklyn. The city is Manhattan lol. I don't like the islands...long or staten, they are far and require me to have a car.


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Default  Posted: 9:09 PM, April 11th (Thursday)

Aubrey, If I'm going to New Yawk, I'll stop by for a visit.


I have been to 2 G2G's so far. Go if you have the chance go.... you won't regret it.

I haven't.

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Default  Posted: 9:11 PM, April 11th (Thursday)

Aubrey, If I'm going to New Yawk, I'll stop by for a visit.

Because Nashville is along the direct path from FL to NY?


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Default  Posted: 9:30 PM, April 11th (Thursday)

Moo! Shhhhhhh! Its a minor detour.


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Default  Posted: 11:03 PM, April 11th (Thursday)

NYC gets my newbie vote :)

Unagie,

I don't like the islands...long or staten, they are far and require me to have a car.

Where do you live in Queens? There's always the LIRR (I'm on the PW line.)


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Default  Posted: 2:46 AM, April 12th (Friday)

Lol I'm on the outskirts of queens on the Brooklyn/Queens borderline. Seriously if you walk like 2-3 blocks away your in Brooklyn near Bushwick. Really the islands are far lol, my friend was having a barbecue and lives is springfield gardens which is damn near long island and I have to take 2 trains and a bus plus walk to get to her.


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Default  Posted: 3:22 AM, April 12th (Friday)

If you want to have a G2G just set it up. It can be as easy as meeting up in some bar or restaurant thats conveinent to all. Manhattan works well cause its available to everyone. Im from Brooklyn. Born and raised in Park Slope (Before and after it was trendy)Lived in Canarise, Mill Basin, Flatbush. I split my time now between Staten Island and the Poconos. But if there is a G2G I'll go.


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Default  Posted: 5:05 AM, April 12th (Friday)

We grew up in Brooklyn, not far from where you live, Unagie!


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Default  Posted: 5:23 AM, April 12th (Friday)

I grew up in east new york near brownsville. I moved to far rockaway when I was 18. Moved to bushwick when I was 22 and back to queens when I was 24.


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Default  Posted: 5:27 AM, April 12th (Friday)

I'd say we might know some of the same people but you're young enough to be my daughter, and we moved out of Brooklyn in 1995.


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Default  Posted: 5:40 AM, April 12th (Friday)

Lol, hey I was 11 when you moved so maybe


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Default  Posted: 5:41 AM, April 12th (Friday)

lol, yeah, maybe I babysat for you . You're only a few years older than my son.


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Default  Posted: 9:05 AM, April 12th (Friday)

Moo... I've got lots of people to visit... I can zig and zag..

Will someone plan this G2G already so I can start saving?

Sheesh..

PS.. I grew up in Rockland and lived in Westchester for a bunch of years before moving to the sunshine state.


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Default  Posted: 4:51 PM, April 13th (Saturday)

Are there ever G2G's in the upper left corner of the US? Just wondering...


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Default  Posted: 5:05 PM, April 13th (Saturday)

I've heard Seattle whispers from time to time...

You KNOW.... Alaska Airlines will get you down to the Bay Area... and I hear there's something in June....


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