Let's Meet at Surfaces 2012

Discussion in 'Industry News, Training & Organizations' started by Jim McClain, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. Nate Hall

    Nate Hall Types With toes I Support TFP Senior Member Published

    Thanks Daris, I was going to wear my hicker-tennis-shoes. But with an extra layer of cotton candy in them.;) Thats what I wear at the CFI convention.
     
  2. Jim McClain

    Jim McClain TFP Owner/Founder Administrator

    Comfortable shoes are very important on a "Seg-a-way" too. It's like standing in one spot for a very long time. You know how your feet used to burn when standing in formation in the military? Like that. At least a drill sergeant doesn't yell when you move and make you DROP an' gimme 2-5!.

    Had a very distressing morning today. I hit a deer a couple weeks ago and did about 4K in damage. My minivan is a 2001 and they were thinking it was a total loss, but it barely squeaked by. This morning they said they found additional damage when they took the front end apart. It was really touch and go there, but after I appealed to the adjuster to do everything she could for me, I got a call saying everything was still a go for my deadline. The car should be finished by Jan 19.

    Crossed fingers, toes and a few prayers would be appreciated.

    Jim
     
  3. Dave Garden

    Dave Garden CFI and Proud

    I won my trip at the CFI convention. I am staying at the Mandalay Bay. I requested the Honeymoon suite. We are coming in Sunday and leaving Thursday.
     
  4. Dave Garden

    Dave Garden CFI and Proud

    Just don't wear that shirt or hat Nate!
     
  5. polestretch

    polestretch Senior Member

    Sorry, won't be there. I have an 8000 square foot Ceramic job in Haiti that week.:yesss:
     
  6. Mike Sliwinski

    Mike Sliwinski The Doctor Is In I Support TFP Senior Member

    Now wait just one minute ! The donation committee didn't say anything about 1/2 -nekkid dancing girls :eek: had they done that ! I Wouldn't have donated !!.........................So Little ( LOL)

    Have a great time and keep
    us informed about all the new Marketing ideas ;)

    I'll cross my fingers and say a pray, but my ugly toes will not cross.

    Hey do ya have a contingency plan ? and who's your co-pilot. We need ya back safe and sound at the helm captain T

    Have Fun, Be Safe !
    Mike
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2012
  7. Jim McClain

    Jim McClain TFP Owner/Founder Administrator

    Yeah, I wouldn't feel right about using donation committee funds for that. I have a dollar bill stash I started building last year. Must be nearly 80 or a hundred bucks in it. I had a girlfriend a long time ago that was a dancer and she said those dollar tips at the rail were very much appreciated. We'll see. I'm taking my inhaler, in case she was right. :p

    Sorry, no contingency plan. Little town, no car rental agencies and no one I know has a vehicle that can carry my Segway. I do have the use of an old Toyota pickup with no shell. If worse comes to worse, that's a maybe. But even if I could make it to Reno in that, auto rentals for a minivan would cost me far more than my dollar bill stash. I just called a company that quoted me almost 700. My insurance company is pitching in a whopping 150. So, no rental car for me. The body shop says they will be finished on the 19th. I don't have to leave here until the morning of the 21st, so there is a little leeway.

    No co-pilot either. All my friends are in the ether. :(

    Jim
     
  8. Mike Sliwinski

    Mike Sliwinski The Doctor Is In I Support TFP Senior Member


    Had to Goggle that word ether, it had a few different meanings, are your close friends formless, floating in the upper atmosphere :( ?

    I'm sure the mini-van will be ready, it better be, but if not ! keep us informed, somehow, some way, we'll make it happen, "Segway Jim" must make an appearance to Surfaces 2012 :yesss:

    Mike
     
  9. Jim McClain

    Jim McClain TFP Owner/Founder Administrator

    Ether, as in ethernet - a slang term for the virtual world. :blink:
     
  10. Mike Sliwinski

    Mike Sliwinski The Doctor Is In I Support TFP Senior Member


    Darn slang, I was close but didn't know it :rolleyes:
     
  11. Mike Sliwinski

    Mike Sliwinski The Doctor Is In I Support TFP Senior Member

    Lets meet at Surfaces, unless your going to Haiti with Polestretch :bow: :good:

    Vegas or Haiti, :hu: opposites for sure..........safe trip to all ! :)
     
  12. Roland Thompson

    Roland Thompson Charter Member Senior Member

    I will be getting in Monday aroung 6:30 pm, any one want to meet before the show floor opens Monday night for coffee I will be at the Lexor delli 7:30pm, give me a call to where it is at and we can meet up.301-748-3733
     
  13. Jim McClain

    Jim McClain TFP Owner/Founder Administrator

    Wrote your number down Roland. I'll call and see if we can meet up. Looking forward to seeing you again.

    Jim
     
  14. Dave Garden

    Dave Garden CFI and Proud

    Call me when you get settled. Kath and I will be floating around town somewhere.
     

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