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Title: My stalking pays off ;)
Post by: Jade Elizabeth on September 19, 2009, 05:09:48 PM
Hey everyone!!

Sometimes the SMF team members meet up to discuss SMF work and have a little fun getting to know each other offline. The biggest and most official of these meet ups has been the Meeting of the Minds (MoTM) (http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=195275.0), in which most of the team met up and worked on SMF face to face for about a week.

Though I was not on the team during the MoTM and therefore couldn’t go, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting up with a few SMF team members including Amacythe (Project Manager) and dschwab9 (Site Team Lead, though he was a Project Manager at the time) in the past. We hung out and had lunch, while still discussing SMF stuff :D.

Recently, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting up with a certain SMF Friend (Former Support Lead and Project Manager) for a week. This particular friend is one I’ve adored since before I became a team member, and is the reason I am one today (he pushed and inspired me to keep writing). It all started with a stalkerish appreciation topic which some may remember, We love BlackMage!! (http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=204677.0) I’ve locked the topic so that it cannot be bumped, by the way :). After that topic we got talking and found we had heaps in common. Since then Justin (Metallica48423, former BlackMage) and I have been best friends – which is almost 2 years now.

Justin drove down to GA, where I live, and took me to a Metallica concert in Nashville Tennessee. It was AWESOME, and Metallica rocked! They had lasers, smoke, and FIRE!! ;D We had lots of fun, and couldn’t hear for hours afterwards. But it was worth it!!

We spent the rest of the week just messing around, travelling and hanging out doing what ever we thought would be fun. We met up with another SMF Friend, Douglas (aka TheBear), and went bowling (we each won one of the three games) too!

Even though I met up with SMF Friends and not teamies (this time), the fun I had with them will definitely help me be fresher when I write my next document ;D. Speaking of documentation, we’ve got some awesome things coming so keep an ear to the ground!

Here’s a few pics of Justin and I :D.

(https://www.simplemachines.org/community/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi34.tinypic.com%2F15poopk.jpg&hash=929d1f350452a1d8f9d9507c092f61bf)

(https://www.simplemachines.org/community/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi35.tinypic.com%2Foh4592.jpg&hash=0e52b88d1ca35bc6ed21111c8db5209b)

(https://www.simplemachines.org/community/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi35.tinypic.com%2F2drt11v.jpg&hash=8b5dcf4658257fe624199f35df0f7930)
Title: Re: My stalking pays off ;)
Post by: Fustrate on September 19, 2009, 05:13:03 PM
Justin seems to always be higher than you... like, location-wise, in the pictures ;)
Title: Re: My stalking pays off ;)
Post by: Jade Elizabeth on September 19, 2009, 05:15:42 PM
He's a foot taller LOL Was so hard to try to be even, I should have just sat on him >:D.
Title: Re: My stalking pays off ;)
Post by: metallica48423 on September 19, 2009, 08:58:21 PM
Yeah, being a foot taller than her kinda makes it hard to both be at the same level for pictures :P
Title: Re: My stalking pays off ;)
Post by: Kindred on September 20, 2009, 12:41:50 AM
well, hell.... I didn't know that you lived down in GA.   I was just down there at the beginning of the month for Dragon*Con.
Title: Re: My stalking pays off ;)
Post by: Jade Elizabeth on September 20, 2009, 01:00:22 AM
well, hell.... I didn't know that you lived down in GA.   I was just down there at the beginning of the month for Dragon*Con.

Really? I heard about it but didnt have anyone to go with LOL.
Title: Re: My stalking pays off ;)
Post by: JBlaze on September 20, 2009, 01:11:32 AM
Too bad y'all didn't come a bit further south to Florida... I could have taken you somewhere :(
Title: Re: My stalking pays off ;)
Post by: metallica48423 on September 20, 2009, 01:17:53 AM
If i'd had more time, we might've considered that.  But considering that i had to work all this week while still traveling, time was pretty much a luxury, haha.

I'm on track to end this trip with a total of 2,200 miles traveled
Title: Re: My stalking pays off ;)
Post by: Kindred on September 20, 2009, 09:02:46 AM
you should definitely make it to Dragon*Con some year (it's held in Atlanta on Labor Day weekend, every year)

40,000 people at the con this year.


If anyone ever makes it up to Massachusetts, give me a yell.
Title: Re: My stalking pays off ;)
Post by: Jade Elizabeth on September 20, 2009, 11:57:05 AM
But considering that i had to work all this week

I got to work with him :D

ever makes it up to Massachusetts, give me a yell.

Def!! :D

Too bad y'all didn't come a bit further south to Florida... I could have taken you somewhere :(

Aww... where to?
Title: Re: My stalking pays off ;)
Post by: JBlaze on September 20, 2009, 12:03:10 PM
Outback Steakhouse :P

Title: Re: My stalking pays off ;)
Post by: Jade Elizabeth on September 20, 2009, 03:31:47 PM
Outback Steakhouse :P



I LOVE outback!! :D Their lamb is to die for!! :D
Title: Re: My stalking pays off ;)
Post by: metallica48423 on September 20, 2009, 07:17:10 PM
outback is good,  but also hugely expensive. 

sadly, after an awesome vacation, i am now headed home.  right now,  i'mon I-75 in southern tennessee headed north, and still have the entirety of tennessee, kentucky, ohio, and about 80 miles of michigan to drive through.

it's gonna be a long night :S
Title: Re: My stalking pays off ;)
Post by: JBlaze on September 20, 2009, 09:05:17 PM
Get off the damn phone and drive!!! :P
Title: Re: My stalking pays off ;)
Post by: Sabre™ on September 20, 2009, 09:14:01 PM
lol
This was awesome to read.
Thanks for sharing Jade :)

*rereads and edits
Thanks for sharing your experience :)
Title: Re: My stalking pays off ;)
Post by: Kindred on September 20, 2009, 09:25:56 PM
outback is expensive?

Title: Re: My stalking pays off ;)
Post by: Fustrate on September 20, 2009, 10:18:55 PM
when you're paying in AUD, ya!
Title: Re: My stalking pays off ;)
Post by: metallica48423 on September 21, 2009, 01:55:39 AM
outback is expensive?

When Jade and I ate at a steakhouse, though it wasn't Outback, it cost around $40 for the 2 of us.  I know outback well enough to know that their prices are similar to this steakhouse's prices.

It was worth every penny though :D
Title: Re: My stalking pays off ;)
Post by: Kindred on September 21, 2009, 08:55:37 AM
ahhh....   ok. :)

I don't see $20 per person as particularly expensive. :)   Then again, I like good food, so it is not unusual for me to have an $80-$100 bill for the three people in my family when we go out to eat.
Title: Re: My stalking pays off ;)
Post by: metallica48423 on September 21, 2009, 09:42:23 AM
Just wanted to let everyone know that I made it home safely.  I'll post my story up once I'm awake and have time to settle back into the daily grind.

Later.
Title: Re: My stalking pays off ;)
Post by: Kindred on September 21, 2009, 11:15:07 AM
good to hear that you are home safely.
Title: Re: My stalking pays off ;)
Post by: JBlaze on September 21, 2009, 02:30:50 PM
Just wanted to let everyone know that I made it home safely.  I'll post my story up once I'm awake and have time to settle back into the daily grind.

Later.

Damn, I was hoping for something exciting :P
Title: Re: My stalking pays off ;)
Post by: Jade Elizabeth on September 21, 2009, 02:48:57 PM
How about thick fog and thunderstorms?