The Official "Hey, I'm at TONMOCON II" Thread

Discussion in 'TONMOCON' started by tonmo, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

    Joined:
    May 30, 2000
    Messages:
    8,735
    Likes Received:
    511
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Ok, people are definitely in motion now, migrating toward TONMOCON II in Sarasota like the characters in Stephen King's "The Stand", except that this has a happier ending.

    Let's use this thread to share info live as it happens. If I learn anything more about a cephaloctopodcast (Jason's and mine combined), we'll post it here.

    See you in Florida!
     
  2. WhiteKiboko

    WhiteKiboko Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2003
    Messages:
    2,702
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Charleston
    About to head out the door and hop on the road....
     
  3. PurpleTentacle

    PurpleTentacle GPO Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2004
    Messages:
    146
    Likes Received:
    0
    Physically, I'm still in San Diego and won't be hopping on a plane until late tonight, but my mind has been in Sarasota for about a week now. I hope it's staying dry...
     
  4. cthulhu77

    cthulhu77 Titanites Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2003
    Messages:
    6,642
    Likes Received:
    2
    I guess I'll be the anchor in Arizona...sigh. Really am going to miss this one. If you all get a chance, post up pics as they occur, to keep those of us out of the loop, in.
     
  5. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2004
    Messages:
    2,996
    Likes Received:
    69
    Hey Guys,

    I have partially relapsed and am completely unfit to fly, so I am not coming to the con. I am very unhappy about it, but there really is no way I can get on a plan in good conscience, or in good health or without moaning. Good news is at least it looks like I won't be having to go back into the hospital.

    SUCK - I was getting so happy with my presentation and was so looking forward to the event and hanging out with everyone.

    I am pretty grumpy about this, so I guess its good that I can hardly stay awake. :grin:

    Rich
     
  6. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2004
    Messages:
    4,887
    Likes Received:
    11
    aw, crap, but it's good that you're taking care of yourself.

    I wonder if we could do some sort of remote variant of your presentation? You're a mac guy, right? Maybe we can scrounge another mac and do iChatAV?

    - M
     
  7. corw314

    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2002
    Messages:
    3,748
    Likes Received:
    55
    So sorry to hear Rich! Hope you feel better! I'm sure something can be worked out between Tony, MOTE and my son....and on an exciting note.....we saw a resident manatee near where you all are staying!!!!!
     
  8. PurpleTentacle

    PurpleTentacle GPO Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2004
    Messages:
    146
    Likes Received:
    0
    Look on the bright side, you have a bunch of cuttles to keep you company, and you probably didn't want to listen to Neal Diamond this weekend anyway, right?

    Seriously though, major bummer. Pour yourself a shot of NyQuil with a scotch chaser and dream of the Great Old Ones.
     
  9. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2002
    Messages:
    5,584
    Likes Received:
    71
    Location:
    Dallas Texas
    Sorry about the relapse and that it happened just before you were about to leave - on the other hand, better to be home than off somewhere else and very ill. Hope you're feeling better and we'll tell you all about it!

    Nancy
     
  10. Illithid

    Illithid Vampyroteuthis Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2006
    Messages:
    318
    Likes Received:
    0
    If there is anything I can do in the way of your presentation-I 'd be happy to help.

    Maybe save it as a PDF and we can use the arrow keys to turn pages? I live in Florida so I won't be leaving until tomorrow morning.

    You always have the BEST ceph photography I have ever seen.
     
  11. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2004
    Messages:
    2,996
    Likes Received:
    69
    Hey Guys,

    Thanks for all the nice words.
    I'm weak today, but it feels like I am on the mend. It was the right decision not to fly.

    I would be more than happy to do some sort of remote version of the presentation, even if it was simply getting the powerpoint to someone and a phone. AFAIK, the presentation would have to be ftp'd and then downloaded which would take some time. Anyway, if some version of that is wanted, let me know. At the same time, making this happen would be a bit of work, so if it doesn't happen, thats fine too!

    Thanks again,

    Rich
     
  12. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2004
    Messages:
    4,887
    Likes Received:
    11
    I am now hanging out in the Atlanta with Melissa and Angus... We'll be at the Sarasota airport soon, and cab to the aquarium... :grin: see the rest of you soon!
     
  13. Phil

    Phil Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2002
    Messages:
    3,034
    Likes Received:
    16
    Say 'hi' to Melissa for me please. I last saw her a couple of years ago. Always globetrotting that one.
     
  14. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2004
    Messages:
    4,887
    Likes Received:
    11
    We're here at dinner - wish you all were here! -monty

    hey there - tonmo here, on monty's blackberry - im here with nancy, and we're all around the table chatting - melissa, angus, monty, tania, some gentleman, greg, jason, sharon, nancy and me . gonna go chat w\ steve-o

    it is wonderful to meet cephheads here
    help - i'm surrounded by octopeople - what if they find out that i can't tell a bimac from a bivalve, and i don't know the secret tentacle-shake?

    THEllo
     
  15. Phil

    Phil Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2002
    Messages:
    3,034
    Likes Received:
    16
    OK, hands up how many of you ordered calamari?

    (You can always lie as I can't see you.)
     
  16. Phil

    Phil Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2002
    Messages:
    3,034
    Likes Received:
    16
    Oh and special greetings to 'some gentleman'. We are indeed honoured, sir.
     
  17. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2004
    Messages:
    4,887
    Likes Received:
    11
    Ok - tonmo here agaim - i hijacjed montys very cool bberry again. forget my typinmg '- this isnt easy . just wanted to say how great this night is. talking with dwhatley now. Beautiful night on the water. what company! unbelievable. phil- melissa said"fabulous" - she will reach out.
     
  18. Architeuthoceras

    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2002
    Messages:
    2,391
    Likes Received:
    94
    Location:
    somewhere under the desert sky
    Looks like someone better not drive tonite :wink:

    Enjoy! and have fun.
     
  19. Paradox

    Paradox Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2005
    Messages:
    720
    Likes Received:
    1
    Im jealous! Hi everyone!
     
  20. zyan silver

    zyan silver O. bimaculoides Registered

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2006
    Messages:
    51
    Likes Received:
    0
    Sorry to be missing the festivities. I would have liked to swap 'octopus tales' with everybody. Zyan
     

Share This Page