If we had an AtoZ get-together, would you come?

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  1. Maryhf

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    Since so many of us use chocolate to ease our sorrows, I vote for Hershey, PA for our big A to Z meeting place: Chocolatetown, USA! I'll be there!
     
  2. cutNglue

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    I'll meet in HERSHEY! I'm close enough money isn't an issue there. (MD).
     
  3. becky

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    What exactly is 'open bar'?? A non drinker wants to know..
     
  4. cutNglue

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    An open bar is technically for drinkers. It means someone comes in and sets up a bar and runs it (in an alternate location) but the party goers pay for the beverages. There might be a set up charge too. I'm not sure. This way whoever sets it up isn't paying for all that alcohol and it also cuts down on consumption without totally taking it away.
     
  5. becky

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    If I come, can I bring Jeannie? I would love for all of you to meet this child, and see what a splendid girl she is. Remember, though, she has to come home with me- no one gets to keep her!!
    (Remind me I said that the next time I come here crying about her where school is concerned!)
     
  6. becky

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    Thanks, C&G. I've heard that phrase many times, but never knew what it meant.
    Alright, well, if you guys have an open bar can I supply Pepsi or something??
     
  7. New3rdTeacher

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    I would :)
     
  8. cutNglue

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    They usually sell soda too for the mixed drinks but I wouldn't want to pay their prices. No drinks absolutely necessary in my book. I'd rather do a dozen other things.
     
  9. Tasha

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    CNG _ I have never head of an open bar as you described, is that what they do at most weddings around you? Here it means that all drinks are free, usually referring to a more formal party or wedding in contrast to a cash bar or BYOB


    From MSN Encarta -

    Open Bar - free drinks served at social function: a bar at a party, wedding, or other social function where the drinks are served free of charge

    Cash Bar - bar selling drinks at social function: a bar at a large party or reception at which drinks have to be paid for individually

    From Wikipedia:
    BYOB is an acronym most commonly meant to stand for "bring your own beer", "bring your own bottle", "bring your own beverage" or "bring your own booze". The term "booze" is slang for alcoholic drinks.
     
  10. cutNglue

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    I stand corrected. My husband does all the "going to get the stuff" part. I thought I had it right though. :rolleyes:
     
  11. Tasha

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    Me too :D
     
  12. Pisces_Fish

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    Oh boy, I sound like a lush, I should clarify! :)

    I'm not a drinker either, I was just joking an open bar would be helpful for some of the more shy AZers.

    I love the ida of a cruise! I wish we were all rich enough to make it a reality. I'd vote for a European cruise.
     
  13. Missy

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    Don't do a cruise - I get motion sickness in the back seat of a car!!
     
  14. tiki7719

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    LOL! Me too!
    SUV's are the worse!

    I'd come; depending on the location and my funds :)
     
  15. TeacherSandra

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    I'm really a shy person and do better one-on-one conversations, but I'd give it a go!
     
  16. JaimeMarie

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    I get motion sickness too! And if I haven't eaten it is worse. I even get it when I am driving.
     
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    I think it sounds super fun!
     
  18. Master Pre-K

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    that's what I thought... I went to a school district Xmas party last year. When they said the bar is open, half the building flew over there...

    I knew it had to be free...

    :rolleyes:
     
  19. Master Pre-K

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    Count me in. Of course, I would probably change my name..and nobody would know it was really me. :p

    I vote for Chicago of course! We already have our own sub forum... CPS Teachers Unite Here. We could make a sub forum... suburban teachers over here! Maybe some of us can meet this January at the NAEYC conference!

    Call it a professional development workshop, so we can get the day off with pay, and go for free!

    Wait.. I can't resist...

    Can we have it in Alaska? I want to know if you really can see Russia from there! :D
     
  20. mmswm

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    Count me in.
     
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    :lol:
    And I would love to meet Bonneb :hugs:
     
  22. Ms. I

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    I might. It would be interesting to see that's for sure!
     
  23. JaimeMarie

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    Hey lets go so place far far away like Australia or New Zealand.


    Oh of course if we had all the money we wanted. Than I would own that bed and breakfast and have it open to all of you all summer long. hahahaha


    Becky,
    Open Bar is when the drinks are free. Usually is just beer and wine (Yuck).
     
  24. Master Pre-K

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    ooh, I wanna go!

    The First Annual AtoZ International Conference on Everything

    sign up today, and make your reservations. Workshops extending from our fabulous forums, and plenty of opportunities to meet and drink!!.

    we guarantee to get you out of the depression club, and you will no longer be po'd.

    Job hunters: bring your resumes, we will do networking and provide free hugs, and support.

    child care will be provided. little ones welcomed.

    drinking and non-alcoholic drinks will be available :spitwater:

    complete the attached form and have it copied in triplicate, so your principal won't lose it.

    call in the sub line now, so your day will be reserved!

    contests, games, fun and prizes...

    Fee - Five lesson plans for your grade level, on a flash drive.


    :haha:
     
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  25. deedee

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    I would love to meet all my Ato Z friends :)
     
  26. corps2005

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    Oh yes! If time or money was not an issue, I would love to come! I think it would be neat to meet some of the people on here in person. We could all wear nametags that show both our screen name and our real name. :)
     
  27. corps2005

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    I would vote for the big ATL (Atlanta) :D :D :D
     
  28. corps2005

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    Oooo maybe we can meet up. Lawrenceville is about 45 minutes from me :p
     
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    Sign me up, I'll get a P.O. and make arrangements for a sub. How about some place tropic in December? It'd be a nice break for everyone.
     
  30. mmswm

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    Miami's pretty tropical :D
     
  31. Peachyness

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    Nah, Hawaii!!! It's gorgeous weather year round! :D :thumb:
     
  32. mmswm

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    It only gets cold here for 3 days or so :D
     
  33. Peachyness

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    :lol: I still vote for Hawaii. We can go to Luaus, surf, snorkel, and just sit on the beach!
     
  34. mmswm

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    But Key West is just a bit down the road....

    Can you tell I don't like to travel much?
     
  35. TeacherMJ

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    I really think we should be able to set this up!! I have a friend on a wedding forum and they're always getting together... Maybe we can start a section on AtoZ with meet-ups by area...
     
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    I'd be there if I could...
     
  37. cutNglue

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    I second that.
     
  38. KLily21

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    I love the idea of meeting everyone and putting a face to a screen name/avatar! I wish there was more of you out here near Omaha, NE. I think it'd be kind of neat to meet up with local AtoZers.
     
  39. Hoot Owl

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    We're going to pack you up and just take you with us!
     
  40. Bored of Ed

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    Make it a costume party and I'd come as a fly on the wall.

    I'm so curious to see y'all in real life but I have this major anxiety about meeting sketchy internet people... ;-)
     

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