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Title: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on January 25, 2011, 12:08:50 AM
We should do an Engadget-style (http://www.engadget.com/2008/12/05/engadget-reader-meetup-holiday-party-in-nyc-december-19th/) DD meetup in NYC.

:D
Title: Re: Re: DD DO In CLE Tonight?
Post by: Dan on January 25, 2011, 12:14:37 AM
We should do an Engadget-style (http://Q430) DD meetup in NYC.

:D
Link?
Title: Re: Re: DD DO In CLE Tonight?
Post by: Deal Guy on January 25, 2011, 12:20:33 AM
We should do an Engadget-style (http://Q430) DD meetup in NYC.

:D
Asher, you need to fix up your hyperlinks lately :D
Title: Re: Re: DD DO In CLE Tonight?
Post by: AsherO on January 25, 2011, 12:23:48 AM
Asher, you need to fix up your hyperlinks lately :D

Chrome copy and paste is a disaster. Link fixed.
Title: Re: Re: DD DO In CLE Tonight?
Post by: Avid Reader on January 25, 2011, 11:29:32 AM
I feel so left out. How about a live broadcast next time for those very few of us who can't make it. Better yet, make one in NYC.
Title: Re: Re: DD DO In CLE Tonight?
Post by: Dan on January 25, 2011, 11:32:23 AM
I feel so left out. How about a live broadcast next time for those very few of us who can't make it. Better yet, make one in NYC.
You missed it:
http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=2183

Title: Re: Re: DD DO In CLE Tonight?
Post by: Avid Reader on January 25, 2011, 11:37:13 AM
You missed it:
http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=2183



Yea I saw that one (posted there too). Ball game is not really my thing. If you were to do it at a restaurant again I'd love to come.
Title: Re: Re: DD DO In CLE Tonight?
Post by: Yordai Dooma on January 25, 2011, 11:39:38 AM
I feel so left out. How about a live broadcast next time for those very few of us who can't make it. Better yet, make one in NYC.

You missed it:
http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=2183

Chicago??
Title: Re: Re: DD DO In CLE Tonight?
Post by: Dan on January 25, 2011, 11:43:49 AM
Yea I saw that one (posted there too). Ball game is not really my thing. If you were to do it at a restaurant again I'd love to come.
If 25 people here want to chip in $10 (or 10 people with $25, you get the picture) for airfare and car rental I'd be happy to fly to NYC for a day trip.
Title: Re: Re: DD DO In CLE Tonight?
Post by: Dan on January 25, 2011, 11:44:17 AM
Chicago??
Don't think we have enough DDF users there (yet)
Title: Re: Re: DD DO In CLE Tonight?
Post by: Mikeoracle on January 25, 2011, 12:03:59 PM
If 25 people here want to chip in $10 (or any other combination thereof) for airfare and car rental I'd be happy to fly to NYC for a day trip.
How about 1000 miles each towards award ticket? ;D

Either way I am in (if the dates work out for me)
Title: Re: Re: DD DO In CLE Tonight?
Post by: aussiebochur on January 25, 2011, 12:05:15 PM
How about 1000 miles each towards award ticket? ;D

Either way I am in (if the dates work out for me)
Kinda hard to pool together...
Title: Re: Re: DD DO In CLE Tonight?
Post by: Dan on January 25, 2011, 12:05:58 PM
How about 1000 miles each towards award ticket? ;D

Either way I am in (if the dates work out for me)
Lol...only 20K miles on CO to NYC.  Still not a good use of miles though unless it's last minute.
I'm good for any day, but I'd imagine that a Sunday would be best as we could do Lunch or an early dinner without conflicting with work schedules and I could be back in LGA for an 8pm flight.
Title: Re: Re: DD DO In CLE Tonight?
Post by: Dan on January 25, 2011, 12:06:21 PM
Kinda hard to pool together...
AMEX MR to my CO account works :)
Title: Re: Re: DD DO In CLE Tonight?
Post by: aussiebochur on January 25, 2011, 12:08:23 PM
If 25 people here want to chip in $10 (or 10 people with $25, you get the picture) for airfare and car rental I'd be happy to fly to NYC for a day trip.
NYC?
You think the guys are going to schlep all the way to the city?
BP! CH! Flatbush! Let the war begin...

Just kidding...
Title: Re: Re: DD DO In CLE Tonight?
Post by: aussiebochur on January 25, 2011, 12:09:44 PM
AMEX MR to my CO account works :)
Oh, forgot. Gone are the days of flying cheap from Akron ;)
Title: Re: Re: DD DO In CLE Tonight?
Post by: Mikeoracle on January 25, 2011, 12:11:34 PM
NYC?
You think the guys are going to schlep all the way to the city?
BP! CH! Flatbush! Let the war begin...

Just kidding...
I wont even attempt Lakewood :)
Title: Re: Re: DD DO In CLE Tonight?
Post by: Dan on January 25, 2011, 12:13:29 PM
NYC?
You think the guys are going to schlep all the way to the city?
BP! CH! Flatbush! Let the war begin...

Just kidding...
If I'm gonna shlep to NYC it better be for a good burger at Clubhouse or steak at Le Marais or something of the like.
As tempting as Kingston Pizza or Mendy's CH are...
Title: Re: Re: DD DO In CLE Tonight?
Post by: Dan on January 25, 2011, 12:14:35 PM
Oh, forgot. Gone are the days of flying cheap from Akron ;)
Ah the joys of being 18-22...
Maybe I can get a fake ID ;)
Title: Re: Re: DD DO In CLE Tonight?
Post by: smurf on January 25, 2011, 01:37:50 PM
I wont even attempt Lakewood :)
+1
Title: Re: Re: DD DO In CLE Tonight?
Post by: eehlye on January 25, 2011, 01:47:16 PM
Don't think we have enough DDF users there (yet)

Hey! Long time reader (5+ years) sporadic poster. You would be surprised at what comes out of the woodwork...
Title: Re: Re: DD DO In CLE Tonight?
Post by: MarkS on January 25, 2011, 01:59:28 PM
I wont even attempt Lakewood :)
+1
+3
Title: Re: Re: DD DO In CLE Tonight?
Post by: Avid Reader on January 25, 2011, 05:42:34 PM
If 25 people here want to chip in $10 (or 10 people with $25, you get the picture) for airfare and car rental I'd be happy to fly to NYC for a day trip.

I'm in!
+ Mikeoracle
+ Asher

I think Sunday makes the most sense. The city is just fine. Any thoughts on Wolf and Lamb?
Title: Re: Re: DD DO In CLE Tonight?
Post by: AsherO on January 25, 2011, 05:49:08 PM
I'm in! I think Sunday makes the most sense.
+ Mikeoracle
+ Asher

Did you just vote for me? We should all go to a place and each use a group deal or a restaurant.com (http://restaurant.com) coupon :D
Title: Re: Re: DD DO In CLE Tonight?
Post by: Dan on January 25, 2011, 05:49:56 PM
Ah you want to use coupons do you ;)
Title: Re: Re: DD DO In CLE Tonight?
Post by: AsherO on January 25, 2011, 05:52:06 PM
Ah you want to use coupons do you ;)

Of course, a DD DO where we pay retail?  ???

What I can't possibly believe is that it cost you $250 for airfare and a car, but you probably mean flying in J/F and a luxury sedan.
Title: Re: Re: DD DO In CLE Tonight?
Post by: Dan on January 25, 2011, 05:53:59 PM
lol...you can be in charge of finding airfare for a sunday return and a car for under $250.

Title: Re: Re: DD DO In CLE Tonight?
Post by: AsherO on January 25, 2011, 05:57:01 PM
lol...you can be in charge of finding airfare for a sunday return and a car for under $250.

You're the expert, I'll leave it to you.

You want us to pay for your trip and find you a ticket? I'll be happy to collect the funds and plan the DO.
Title: Re: Re: DD DO In CLE Tonight?
Post by: Avid Reader on January 25, 2011, 05:58:26 PM


What I can't possibly believe is that it cost you $250 for airfare and a car, but you probably mean flying in J/F and a luxury sedan.

I actually thought that price was kinda low.
Title: Re: Re: DD DO In CLE Tonight?
Post by: MOSES on January 25, 2011, 06:45:33 PM
I'm in!
+ Mikeoracle
+ Asher

I think Sunday makes the most sense. The city is just fine. Any thoughts on Wolf and Lamb?
I am in.

IMO
Dont recommended clubhouse at all.
Stay far away from wolf and lamb. La marais is OK. If you really want to splurge a little then Prime Grill is definitely the way to go.



Title: Re: Re: DD DO In CLE Tonight?
Post by: AsherO on January 25, 2011, 06:49:23 PM
Stay far away from wolf and lamb. La marais is OK. If you really want to splurge a little then Prime Grill is definitely the way to go.

Why PG, way too expensive. I'm coming for the company, not for the food.
Title: Re: Re: DD DO In CLE Tonight?
Post by: Cholentfresser on January 25, 2011, 07:04:03 PM
too bad I'm stuck in motown...:(
Title: Re: Re: DD DO In CLE Tonight?
Post by: Dan on January 25, 2011, 07:04:23 PM
I am in.

IMO
Dont recommended clubhouse at all.
Stay far away from wolf and lamb. La marais is OK. If you really want to splurge a little then Prime Grill is definitely the way to go.




Really? I thought the burger and fries and caiparinha de maracuja I had at Clubhouse were all pretty close to perfect.

PG is overpriced IMHO.  At least PG in LA had amazing ambiance but in NY they pack it in like sardines.

I've always felt LM is a good value.  Never been to Wolf And Lamb though.  I'm open to anything.

I'll be happy to collect the funds and plan the DO.
Go for it!
Title: Re: Re: DD DO In CLE Tonight?
Post by: Dan on January 25, 2011, 07:05:34 PM
too bad I'm stuck in motown...:(
Come in with my bro!
Title: Re: Re: DD DO In CLE Tonight?
Post by: Cholentfresser on January 25, 2011, 07:08:30 PM
I'd love to, but I think he's too glued to the books....he doesn't have time for such things :)
Title: Re: Re: DD DO In CLE Tonight?
Post by: Dan on January 25, 2011, 07:12:56 PM
I'd love to, but I think he's too glued to the books....he doesn't have time for such things :)
We are talking about my brother not my brother-in-law, right? ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Re: DD DO In CLE Tonight?
Post by: Cholentfresser on January 25, 2011, 07:16:05 PM
lol. I was gonna mention that u forgot to mention your brother in law!! I don't really know your brother that well 'cause I'm in smicha but I sure know your brother in law...do u think he'd come??
Title: Re: Re: DD DO In CLE Tonight?
Post by: Dan on January 25, 2011, 07:25:33 PM
lol. I was gonna mention that u forgot to mention your brother in law!! I don't really know your brother that well 'cause I'm in smicha but I sure know your brother in law...do u think he'd come??
I'm just kidding btw, I do hope my brother is in the books that much!
Don't know if either would come.  Doubt my b-i-l would unless my wife would be coming as well.
Title: Re: Re: DD DO In CLE Tonight?
Post by: AsherO on January 25, 2011, 07:25:59 PM
too bad I'm stuck in motown...:(

Can't sneak away for a Sunday?
Title: Re: Re: DD DO In CLE Tonight?
Post by: aaa on January 25, 2011, 07:29:21 PM
lol. I was gonna mention that u forgot to mention your brother in law!! I don't really know your brother that well 'cause I'm in smicha but I sure know your brother in law...do u think he'd come??

and this is why we need to have it in cle....in between everywhere
Title: Re: Re: DD DO In CLE Tonight?
Post by: Cholentfresser on January 25, 2011, 07:30:01 PM
making up an excuse to get off for a sunday is really easy, but in smicha, if u take off, u fall behind and its really not worth it.
Title: Re: Re: DD DO In CLE Tonight?
Post by: AsherO on January 25, 2011, 07:33:07 PM
and this is why we need to have it in cle....in between everywhere

You're just jealous of Dan that we're not chipping in to fly you down. Besides, didn't CLE just have a DO?

making up an excuse to get off for a sunday is really easy, but in smicha, if u take off, u fall behind and its really not worth it.

I remember those days...
Title: Re: Re: DD DO In CLE Tonight?
Post by: Cholentfresser on January 25, 2011, 07:37:44 PM
and I'm already taking off to go to CA for the weekend...
Title: Re: Re: DD DO In CLE Tonight?
Post by: AsherO on January 25, 2011, 07:58:53 PM
and I'm already taking off to go to CA for the weekend...

Who said anything about it being this upcoming weekend?
Title: Re: Re: DD DO In CLE Tonight?
Post by: Cholentfresser on January 25, 2011, 08:02:25 PM
noone said that. I'm just saying that I'm already taking off this thursday so if I take off another day, I'd have even more to catch up on...
Title: Re: Re: DD DO In CLE Tonight?
Post by: MOSES on January 26, 2011, 02:29:41 AM
Really? I thought the burger and fries and caiparinha de maracuja I had at Clubhouse were all pretty close to perfect.

PG is overpriced IMHO.  At least PG in LA had amazing ambiance but in NY they pack it in like sardines.

I've always felt LM is a good value.  Never been to Wolf And Lamb though.  I'm open to anything.
I would not go to wolf and lamb. I went once when my mother was in town and was not impressed at all.

I have never been to PG when it was really crowded... Thought I am supposed to go tonight... Will let you know. PG is overpriced, but I think you get a good value.

you can always try primeco or mikes bistro...

I went once to clubhouse, because la mariais had a 20 minute wait and I was not so impressed. (it was not bad, but I didnt think it was on par with La marias for example) LM is good though
 
Title: Re: Re: DD DO In CLE Tonight?
Post by: AsherO on January 26, 2011, 03:37:14 AM
I went once to clubhouse, because la mariais had a 20 minute wait and I was not so impressed. (it was not bad, but I didnt think it was on par with La marias for example) LM is good though

Not on par? Of course not, but much cheaper as well. I think CH is as good a value as LM, albeit for a different occasion/event.
Title: Re: Re: DD DO In CLE Tonight?
Post by: MOSES on January 26, 2011, 08:44:35 AM
Not on par? Of course not, but much cheaper as well. I think CH is as good a value as LM, albeit for a different occasion/event.
I ended up paying the same amount It comes out to in La Marais, but a lot less satisfied with the food....
Title: Re: Re: DD DO In CLE Tonight?
Post by: Dan on January 26, 2011, 08:54:06 AM
Alright guys, let's get back on topic.

This is SF typing live from MUC's FCL bedroom.

Thanks Dan for the wonderful get together !

Just please, as it wasn't very clear, those shirayim from the SF's plate of Dans lasagna at a bargain price of 1000 miles, is of authentic reproductions of the real deal.
There are only 500 available.

After my treatment, mr anx can be @ two different DD Do's simultaneously, but requires special assistance...

Trying to catch some sleep...
Lol

I ended up paying the same amount It comes out to in La Marais, but a lot less satisfied with the food....
I'm not sure how.
LM I get a steak and a dessert and it's $50+tax/tip.
CH I get a burger/fries and a cocktail and it's $25+tax/tip.

Both are great meals, just depends what you're looking for.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on January 27, 2011, 11:09:25 PM
If people are seriously interested in a get-together, I could potentially come to NYC on 02/20, 02/27, 03/13, 03/27, or 04/03.
Probably would be a good idea to limit it to 10-15 people at $25/person to cover my expenses to fly in for a Sunday and rent a car.

If you are interested in such an event, state your preferred date(s) and dining spot.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on January 27, 2011, 11:22:02 PM
If people are seriously interested in a get-together, I could potentially come to NYC on 02/20, 02/27, 03/13, 03/27, or 04/03.
Probably would be a good idea to limit it to 10-15 people at $25/person to cover my expenses to fly in for a Sunday and rent a car.

If you are interested in such an event, state your preferred date(s) and dining spot.

Preferred date is Feb 20th, I prefer a reasonably priced place where we can get a corner of our own (i.e. not Mike's or ClubHouse Cafe which will be mobbed on a Sunday), any suggestions?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: MOSES on January 28, 2011, 12:16:33 AM
Preferred date is Feb 20th, I prefer a reasonably priced place where we can get a corner of our own (i.e. not Mike's or ClubHouse Cafe which will be mobbed on a Sunday), any suggestions?
03/13
PG or LM
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: MOSES on January 28, 2011, 12:17:33 AM
Does it have to be a restaurant. Maybe somewhere else is a better idea.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on January 28, 2011, 12:20:38 AM
Does it have to be a restaurant. Maybe somewhere else is a better idea.

Like? You guys are welcome to my house if you'd like, but I don't make lasagna?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: MOSES on January 28, 2011, 12:31:33 AM
Like? You guys are welcome to my house if you'd like, but I don't make lasagna?
a lounge, or some other place to hang out .
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on January 28, 2011, 12:34:19 AM
a lounge, or some other place to hang out .
EWR/LGA PC?
Won't need a rental car then :)
Can't wait to see 10 DDF'ers bringing in their suits and shirts to get pressed while in the EWR PC ;D

I think a restaurant would be better though IMHO.
NY lounges...reminds me of shidduch dating :P Nothing like paying $$$$ to fly to NYC, rent a car, pay for parking, and then pay as much for a couple drinks as LM charges for an entire meal.

Maybe people should list dates that won't work for them?  Otherwise it may be hard to get a consensus there.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: aussiebochur on January 28, 2011, 12:37:16 AM
a lounge
Dan, how many people could you guest into the CO PC before they stop you? ;)

Or, perhaps everyone can buy refundable first class tickets...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on January 28, 2011, 12:38:46 AM
Dan, how many people could you guest into the CO PC before they stop you? ;)

Or, perhaps everyone can buy refundable first class tickets...
If only they let me use my *G+Lifetime PC Membership+CO PPMC+AMEX Plat+Priority Pass to guest in people...

Anyway I'm assuming most DDF'ers have PC access by now.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: aussiebochur on January 28, 2011, 12:40:19 AM
If only they let me use my *G+Lifetime PC Membership+CO PPMC+AMEX Plat to guest in 8 people...

Anyway I'm assuming most DDF'ers have PC access by now.

Right, but they'd still need a ticket for that day.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on January 28, 2011, 12:54:01 AM
Maybe people should list dates that won't work for them?  Otherwise it may be hard to get a consensus there.

Any of the dates work for me at this point. Can SF make it for any of the dates?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on January 28, 2011, 12:59:46 AM
Any of the dates work for me at this point. Can SF make it for any of the dates?
Watch out NYC if he can!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on January 28, 2011, 01:07:50 AM
Watch out NYC if he can!

Maybe we can make some DD/DDF Yarmulkahs as a door prize...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: aussiebochur on January 28, 2011, 01:31:23 AM
Maybe we can make some DD/DDF Yarmulkahs as a door prize...
Or, DD luggage tags, perhaps?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Mikeoracle on January 28, 2011, 01:38:03 AM
Maybe we can make some DD/DDF Yarmulkahs as a door prize...
or luggage tags...
I am not sure yet what dates I am available (I might go away presidents day weekend, or the next)
But I will keep an eye on the responses and try to make it work out to whatever works best for everyone else.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Mikeoracle on January 28, 2011, 01:40:53 AM
Or, DD luggage tags, perhaps?
Aussie, any chance we will get to meet you as well?;)
Or do we need to find some sponsors?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on January 28, 2011, 01:56:39 AM
I'm reading this thread and I can't help but think of this prank call (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1s6yVnMYGt0).

Nothing personal Dan, I mean I would love to join you for dinner / night out or whatever this is but I just can't see myself spending $25 for the honor...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on January 28, 2011, 02:03:32 AM
Nothing personal Dan, I mean I would love to join you for dinner / night out or whatever this is but I just can't see myself spending $25 for the honor...

I think you missed the point, you're coming to meet all these people you see posting on the forum. Now, since it's DansDeals, it would only be right to fly him down, as a token of our appreciation. You (ostensibly) benefit from this forum too, so why not chip in?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on January 28, 2011, 02:16:24 AM
I think you missed the point, you're coming to meet all these people you see posting on the forum. Now, since it's DansDeals, it wouldn't only be right to fly him down, as a token of our appreciation. You (ostensibly) benefit from this forum too, so why not chip in?
I understand what the point is, (well kinda, I wasn't looking at it as a token of appreciation, rather a logistical necessity, but either way) I just can't see myself spending the $$$
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on January 28, 2011, 02:19:29 AM
noone's forcing anyone to come. if u don't wanna partake, (i feel sorry for u, but) you don't need to.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on January 28, 2011, 02:24:29 AM
I understand what the point is, (well kinda, I wasn't looking at it as a token of appreciation, rather a logistical necessity, but either way) I just can't see myself spending the $$$

I mentioned appreciation, not logistics :P

I'm confident we'll have our 10-15 people even without you.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on January 28, 2011, 02:39:26 AM
noone's forcing anyone to come. if u don't wanna partake, (i feel sorry for u, but) you don't need to.
Really? I thought you're gonna come to my house and drag me kicking and screaming...

I mentioned appreciation, not logistics :P
The first mention of appreciation in this thread is the post I responded to.

I'm confident we'll have our 10-15 people even without you.
Wouldn't surprise me. And hey, you never know, I may decide to fork over after all...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: E on January 28, 2011, 02:43:46 AM
Or, DD luggage tags, perhaps?
  I offered to print them if someone designed them.
http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=4238.msg44899#msg44899
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on January 28, 2011, 02:44:26 AM
Wouldn't surprise me. And hey, you never know, I may decide to fork over after all...

If there'll still be space... :P
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on January 28, 2011, 02:56:23 AM
If there'll still be space... :P

nu nu, your loss :)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on January 28, 2011, 02:58:32 AM
nu nu, your loss :)

Says who?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on January 28, 2011, 03:04:32 AM
Says who?
um, my wife?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on January 28, 2011, 03:17:14 AM
um, my wife?

I'm definitely not interested in that sense :P
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Chaikel on January 28, 2011, 05:07:27 AM
I'm in NY till WED
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on January 28, 2011, 05:23:05 AM
try to make it not too close to shabbos either way, so that people can jump over from a little further.

if its not the coming week, but he one after that, I might join.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on January 28, 2011, 09:52:02 AM
Maybe we can make some DD/DDF Yarmulkahs as a door prize...
Not a bad idea.  Actually made a few in Geulah.  Where do they make then in NYC?

I'm reading this thread and I can't help but think of this prank call (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1s6yVnMYGt0).

Nothing personal Dan, I mean I would love to join you for dinner / night out or whatever this is but I just can't see myself spending $25 for the honor...
Well then this is a bargain then, $25 instead of $2,500 ;)
Me, I'm surprised people would want to have dinner with me, let alone fly me in from CLE to have dinner with them.  ;D

Anyway I think the point is with the amount of time the hardcore people spend on here it would be fun to put a face to everyone.  It was well worth it for me to drive out to the airport, pay for parking there, camp out at the gate (first time he said received that service...did that for my wife when we dated and it was worth going through security just to see the pleasantly surprised expression on her face!), have a drink at the PC with our own SF, and make a nice dinner just to put finally a face to Superflyer!
But to each their own, either people will be interested or they won't be.

  I offered to print them if someone designed them.
http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=4238.msg44899#msg44899
Any graphic designers out there?


try to make it not too close to shabbos either way, so that people can jump over from a little further.

if its not the coming week, but he one after that, I might join.
What time on Sunday could you get to NYC?  You may have to fly direct from BRU instead of via some airport in the north pole, FRA, IAH, etc.

Do any of the dates I posted work for you?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on January 28, 2011, 10:12:50 AM
I found it SF (Super Fun).

I understand you wouldn't want me to fly via FRA, way too far out !  8)


Here the North Pole one, taken by my BB (Rim, shutter speed 0.5 sec, no lenses or filters used):

(http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/208/img00320201101271454.jpg)


 
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on January 28, 2011, 10:26:23 AM
Nice!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: MOSES on January 28, 2011, 10:57:45 AM
Not a bad idea.  Actually made a few in Geulah.  Where do they make then in NYC?
Well then this is a bargain then, $25 instead of $2,500 ;)
Me, I'm surprised people would want to have dinner with me, let alone fly me in from CLE to have dinner with them.  ;D

Anyway I think the point is with the amount of time the hardcore people spend on here it would be fun to put a face to everyone.  It was well worth it for me to drive out to the airport, pay for parking there, camp out at the gate (first time he said received that service...did that for my wife when we dated and it was worth going through security just to see the pleasantly surprised expression on her face!), have a drink at the PC with our own SF, and make a nice dinner just to put finally a face to Superflyer!
But to each their own, either people will be interested or they won't be.
Any graphic designers out there?

What time on Sunday could you get to NYC?  You may have to fly direct from BRU instead of via some airport in the north pole, FRA, IAH, etc.

Do any of the dates I posted work for you?
Whats wrong with Skype?  ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on January 28, 2011, 11:03:14 AM
Whats wrong with Skype?  ??? ??? ???
With 15 people?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on January 28, 2011, 12:20:27 PM
I reeealy wanna come, I wish I can be there....but I'm still stuck in motown :( :( :(
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on January 28, 2011, 01:32:37 PM
If people are seriously interested in a get-together, I could potentially come to NYC on 02/20, 02/27, 03/13, 03/27, or 04/03.
Probably would be a good idea to limit it to 10-15 people at $25/person to cover my expenses to fly in for a Sunday and rent a car.

If you are interested in such an event, state your preferred date(s) and dining spot.

Any Sunday should work for me. Hope SF can make it as well. I'll be out of town 2/10-2/16

As far as a place, somewhere quite, and an airport lounge (if they don't kick us out  ;) ) is fine too.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Smirk on January 28, 2011, 02:20:59 PM
I'm in anytime after 3/7
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on January 28, 2011, 03:30:39 PM
I'm in anytime after 3/7
Now that may be my fault ;D ;D ;D
Just btw, I am soooooooo jealous!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on January 28, 2011, 03:40:33 PM
Just realized that A Jewish Star LIVE (http://www.ajewishstar.com/show-info/) will be Sunday, February 20 so hopefully we can arrange a date other then that one.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: MOSES on January 29, 2011, 06:54:10 PM
Just realized that A Jewish Star LIVE (http://www.ajewishstar.com/show-info/) will be Sunday, February 20 so hopefully we can arrange a date other then that one.
+1
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on January 29, 2011, 07:09:58 PM
Just realized that A Jewish Star LIVE (http://www.ajewishstar.com/show-info/) will be Sunday, February 20 so hopefully we can arrange a date other then that one.

Overrated IMHO. To each their own, I guess.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on January 30, 2011, 01:56:44 PM
Seating will be prioritized based on a complicated formula of DDF elite status, time of reservation, and total time spent on DDF.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on January 30, 2011, 02:11:33 PM
People that are interested, based on the date of the event:
AsherO
Mikeoracle
Avid Reader
Moses
Smirk
Superflyer if he can find a flight from BRU to NYC via Vladivostok and Eyjafjallajökull.

Anyone else interested?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: ? on January 30, 2011, 02:24:56 PM
you are all welcome to come to my apt (i can fit about 20) and my wife makes a wicked lasagne. The only negative is that i will be there  :)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Bp on January 30, 2011, 02:28:08 PM
Whats wrong with Skype?  ??? ??? ???
   
actually there is group skype!!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Chaikel on January 30, 2011, 03:27:00 PM
People that are interested, based on the date of the event:
AsherO
Mikeoracle
Avid Reader
Moses
Smirk
Superflyer if he can find a flight from BRU to NYC via Vladivostok and Eyjafjallajökull.

Anyone else interested?
Maybe me, if it's after 3-14
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on January 30, 2011, 04:56:42 PM
if u do it on a thursday night, I may be able to join.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on January 30, 2011, 05:10:40 PM
for me, it has to be the week of the 6th Feb (not Thursday).
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: MarkS on January 30, 2011, 05:13:01 PM
People that are interested, based on the date of the event:
AsherO
Mikeoracle
Avid Reader
Moses
Smirk
Superflyer if he can find a flight from BRU to NYC via Vladivostok and Eyjafjallajökull.

Anyone else interested?
I might come depending on which night of the week it is.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on January 30, 2011, 05:24:18 PM
I might come depending on which night of the week it is.

Sunday?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: MarkS on January 30, 2011, 05:25:27 PM
Sunday?
This Sunday I happen to have open (SS) but I have class most Sunday nights.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on January 30, 2011, 05:28:47 PM
This Sunday I happen to have open (SS) but I have class most Sunday nights.
It will likely have to be Sunday as I have no desire to be in NYC for a night and the last flight back to CLE/CAK is at 8pm.  So unless people want to do lunch on a weekday, Sunday it is.

But it doesn't have to be Sunday night though, it can be anytime on Sunday.  10am, noon, 2pm, 4pm, whatever people want.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: MOSES on January 30, 2011, 05:48:44 PM
It will likely have to be Sunday as I have no desire to be in NYC for a night and the last flight back to CLE/CAK is at 8pm.  So unless people want to do lunch on a weekday, Sunday it is.

But it doesn't have to be Sunday night though, it can be anytime on Sunday.  10am, noon, 2pm, 4pm, whatever people want.
WHat about this comeing sunday. IS that a possibility?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Mikeoracle on January 30, 2011, 05:55:29 PM
WHat about this comeing sunday. IS that a possibility?
Super Bowl Sunday??? :o
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on January 30, 2011, 05:59:05 PM
Super Bowl Sunday??? :o


DD superbowl party?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Mikeoracle on January 30, 2011, 06:06:02 PM
DD superbowl party?
Now your talking!
I just dont think Dan will find a flight out so late after the game ends :)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on January 30, 2011, 06:09:34 PM
Now your talking!
I just dont think Dan will find a flight out so late after the game ends :)

Personally I don't care much for football, but if Dan can't make it to this one, we can have another DO in a month or two. This way whYME could attend without forfeiting $25 of his hard earned monies...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on January 30, 2011, 06:53:42 PM
Personally I don't care much for football, but if Dan can't make it to this one, we can have another DO in a month or two. This way whYME could attend without forfeiting $25 of his hard earned monies...

don't care about football.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on January 30, 2011, 06:57:15 PM
don't care about football.

Me neither, SB parties are still fun.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: mancunian on January 30, 2011, 09:45:28 PM
This sounds good. How much we chipping in - paying i'm fine with, its reading the whole thread that bothers me.

And as to the venue - what did u guys have in mind? Cause i may have a good idea if one of the organizers pm's me
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on January 30, 2011, 10:16:51 PM
This sounds good. How much we chipping in - paying i'm fine with, its reading the whole thread that bothers me.

And as to the venue - what did u guys have in mind? Cause i may have a good idea if one of the organizers pm's me
It depends on the number of people and how much I can get a flight and car rental for.  Probably $25 or so per person.
My thought is a nice long early dinner at Le Marais, but it doesn't really matter to me, I'm fine with anywhere that everyone else would be happy with.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on January 30, 2011, 10:26:55 PM
This sounds good. How much we chipping in - paying i'm fine with, its reading the whole thread that bothers me.

Here's another situation where a wiki (something like this (http://www.smfwiki.co.cc/)) would be great.


And as to the venue - what did u guys have in mind? Cause i may have a good idea if one of the organizers pm's me

Why so secretive? Please PM me if you absolutely refuse to discuss in an open forum.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on January 31, 2011, 11:30:58 AM
Somehow methinks this ain't happening...good luck finding a date that works for everyone!

People that may be interested, based on the date of the event:
AsherO
Mikeoracle
Avid Reader
Moses
mancunian
?
Smirk (After 03/07)
MarkS (Not available Sunday nights?  What time?)
Chaikel (After 03/14 only)
Cholentfresser (On a Thursday evening only)
Superflyer (02/06-02/09 only)

Anyone else interested?
Limit: 15 people

Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: ceejay on January 31, 2011, 02:09:07 PM
I heard "E" wants to attend.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on January 31, 2011, 03:05:56 PM
I heard "E" wants to attend.
Is E not able to post himself?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: E on January 31, 2011, 03:18:18 PM
I heard "E" wants to attend.
E can post himself, I would attend, I have no date restrictions. can the ddf community really not work out a free flight and car for dan , comm'on.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Chaikel on January 31, 2011, 03:18:50 PM
From what I've seen in movies, a party with E gets pretty crazy
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on January 31, 2011, 03:19:47 PM
From what I've seen in movies, a party with E gets pretty crazy

:D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on January 31, 2011, 04:25:27 PM
E can post himself, I would attend, I have no date restrictions. can the ddf community really not work out a free flight and car for dan , comm'on.
Lol...
Any site preference if we can get this together?
Seems like the choices are an airport club in LGA/EWR or Le Marais?  Or somewhere else?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on January 31, 2011, 04:44:13 PM
Dan, you need to brush up a little.

There is no *A flight (or OW) between KEF and USA.

Other times might be good for me, but I tried to give my earliest good date.

Planning now for March? I don't plan this far ahead.

Not that its especially convenient to me, but I'm sure we have enough presidents cards among DDF members to get a nice bunch of guys in.

Booking some tix with CO for the day of the get together (booking it the day itself), and using the 24 hour grace period to cancel, after the DDF meeting.

Cooler would be a mileage run (preferably *A) where every member that is crazy/serious enough would participate.

 
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on January 31, 2011, 04:58:49 PM
Nu, so start looking for a good MR that hardcore DDF'ers can do to after the DO :)

It looks like March/April would be a good timeframe.  What's your schedule look like for then?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on January 31, 2011, 04:59:13 PM
Cooler would be a mileage run (preferably *A) where every member that is crazy/serious enough would participate.

Interesting idea...

Suggested itin? Ex-NYC?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on January 31, 2011, 05:31:32 PM
Interesting idea...

Suggested itin? Ex-NYC?


Lets first find a decent itinerary.

If good enough, it can even start in a remote location.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on January 31, 2011, 05:35:36 PM
People that may be interested, based on the date of the event:
1. AsherO
2. Mikeoracle
3. Avid Reader
4. Moses
5. mancunian
6. ?
7. Superflyer (depending on which MR he can find)
8. E
9. Smirk (After 03/07)
10. MarkS (Not available Sunday nights?  What time?)
11. Chaikel (After 03/14 only)
12. Cholentfresser (On a Thursday evening only?)

Estimated cost: $25 per person.
Possible locations:
-Le Marais
-LGA PC
-LGA RCC
-EWR PC
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: ceejay on January 31, 2011, 06:30:08 PM
Why Le Marais? Its a good restaurant but its too cliche.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on January 31, 2011, 06:32:13 PM
Why Le Marais? Its a good restaurant but its too cliche.
I don't see you on the reservation list sir ;)

At any rate, folks are free to suggest other options, I just haven't seen any yet besides Prime Grill which is "cliche" and overpriced.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on January 31, 2011, 06:38:44 PM
I don't see you on the reservation list sir ;)

At any rate, folks are free to suggest other options, I just haven't seen any yet besides Prime Grill which is "cliche" and overpriced.

I definitely prefer La Marais, or the Kretchme... :D (meaning I really don't care about the venue, it's y'all I'm coming to see)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on January 31, 2011, 06:45:13 PM
or the Kretchme...
I may have to pass based on this: http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/rii/index.shtml

KRETCHME RESTAURANT
411 TROY AVENUE BROOKLYN 11213

Violations from 01/05/2011 Inspection
Tip! "Critical" violations are displayed in red.
 
Violation points: 16

Violations were cited in the following area(s).
Sanitary Violations
1) Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.

Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on January 31, 2011, 07:14:52 PM
1) Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.

Touché. How about the abbreviated version: Evidence of live mice present in facility's food.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on January 31, 2011, 07:19:26 PM
Touché. How about the abbreviated version: Evidence of live mice present in facility's food.
Yummy.
Who needs pepperoni when you can have mice!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on January 31, 2011, 07:33:35 PM
eeeewwww... also that place doesn't have a hechsher.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on January 31, 2011, 07:36:37 PM
eeeewwww... also that place doesn't have a hechsher.
That's obvious.  Who would give a hechsher to a place that serves milk and meat together ;)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on January 31, 2011, 07:39:17 PM
the owner claims no hechsher bc its too expensive, and he's a frum guy so people should trust him, etc.
we know better.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Mikeoracle on January 31, 2011, 07:54:14 PM
(meaning I really don't care about the venue, it's y'all I'm coming to see)
+100
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on January 31, 2011, 07:57:36 PM
what are possible ways of getting into LGA RCC?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on January 31, 2011, 07:58:29 PM
+100

Finally someone else here thinking sensibly (no pun intended)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on January 31, 2011, 08:14:38 PM
what are possible ways of getting into LGA RCC?
*G with any *A ticket + 1 guest.
CO PC membership + 2 guests.
Priority Pass + 2 guests.
First Class International *A Ticket + 2 guests.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on January 31, 2011, 08:16:12 PM
Finally someone else here thinking sensibly (no pun intended)
Yup, but we do still need to pick a suitable place.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on January 31, 2011, 08:23:37 PM
Yup, but we do still need to pick a suitable place.

Agreed. I'll do any place, but I prefer no EWR, harder to get to. If people here want LM, that's okay with me too (it just isn't a necessity for me).
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on January 31, 2011, 08:27:09 PM
just thought of another way (unless it's included in one u mentioned): CO PP CC.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on January 31, 2011, 08:28:15 PM
just thought of another way (unless it's included in one u mentioned): CO PP CC.
Being the primary cardholder on a PP card gives you a CO PC membership.  The card itself won't do much of anything.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on January 31, 2011, 08:30:56 PM
I get it. thanx.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: ceejay on January 31, 2011, 08:38:03 PM
Le Marias isnt much better with 14 points
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on January 31, 2011, 08:47:51 PM
Le Marias isnt much better with 14 points
They give out the same points for not displaying a valid permit as they do for having mice in their food.
I would hardly equate the 2 with the same "point" even if the state of NY does.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on January 31, 2011, 09:14:41 PM
eeeewwww... also that place doesn't have a hechsher.

That's obvious.  Who would give a hechsher to a place that serves milk and meat together ;)
the owner claims no hechsher bc its too expensive, and he's a frum guy so people should trust him, etc.
we know better.

There are plenty more places with Hechsherim that have the same or worse (mice, roaches) violations. Let's not turn this into a Hechsher issue.

Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: ? on January 31, 2011, 09:15:42 PM
you are all welcome to come to my apt (i can fit about 20) and my wife makes a wicked lasagne. The only negative is that i will be there  :)
i repeat
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: mancunian on January 31, 2011, 09:30:38 PM
Lol...
Any site preference if we can get this together?
Seems like the choices are an airport club in LGA/EWR or Le Marais?  Or somewhere else?

i have a hook up with la carne, i think i can get 25% off and have us taken care of. just need to confirm
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: ceejay on January 31, 2011, 10:35:04 PM
If you go to La Carne im definitely coming.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on January 31, 2011, 11:02:56 PM
i have a hook up with la carne, i think i can get 25% off and have us taken care of. just need to confirm

I thought this was super secret...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 01, 2011, 12:13:14 PM
i have a hook up with la carne, i think i can get 25% off and have us taken care of. just need to confirm
If you go to La Carne im definitely coming.
Seems to have mixed mediocre ratings on shamash:
http://shamash.org/kosher/comments.php?Recno=04177

Are they wrong?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: mancunian on February 01, 2011, 02:54:16 PM
just heard back from my friend, the owner wasnt sure how much of a discount to offer, said it depends how much they'll spend etc - "just tell him 10%".
But when i speak to him myself, and after theres more details i should be able to do a bit more.

you know how the prices will compare to le merais after?

I thought this was super secret...
;) u were supposed to say i heard from a friend of mine...
i didnt realize i could have just said that myself
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: yare on February 02, 2011, 05:37:35 AM
hmm, just saw this thread.   if its after 4/1 count me in. 

not sure why noone's mentioned abigael's... nice ambiance, better food than LM.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: moish on February 02, 2011, 07:16:21 AM
what about mikes bistro? ive heard some good reviews
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: MOSES on February 02, 2011, 08:53:53 AM
Pg is your best bet
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 02, 2011, 08:58:47 AM
How about this place?


(http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2010/10/04/alg_stinky_brooklyn.jpg)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: regalhome on February 02, 2011, 09:15:59 AM
SF, is that you?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 02, 2011, 10:19:32 AM
People that may be interested, based on the date of the event:
1. AsherO
2. Mikeoracle
3. Avid Reader
4. Moses
5. mancunian
6. ?
7. Superflyer (depending on the brand of caviar LH is serving in F that day)
8. E
9. Smirk (After 03/07 only)
10. MarkS (Not available Sunday nights?  What time?)
11. Chaikel (After 03/14 only)
12. yare (After 04/01 only)
13. ceejay (Only if it's at La Carne?)
14. Cholentfresser (On a Thursday evening only?)

Estimated cost: $25 per person.
Suggested locations:
-Le Marais
-La Carne (10% discount?)
-Abigael's
-Clubhouse Cafe
-Prime Grill
-LGA PC
-LGA RCC
-EWR PC

Anyone want to try to get a consensus off that :o :P
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 02, 2011, 10:20:40 AM
Is anyone opposed to LM?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 02, 2011, 10:22:54 AM
just heard back from my friend, the owner wasnt sure how much of a discount to offer, said it depends how much they'll spend etc - "just tell him 10%".
But when i speak to him myself, and after theres more details i should be able to do a bit more.

you know how the prices will compare to le merais after?
;) u were supposed to say i heard from a friend of mine...
i didnt realize i could have just said that myself
Tell him to make it 50% off and we'll make him La Carne the official sponsor of the DDF DO :)
75% off and I'll put up an ad on the main DD.com site for him for tens of thousands of unique visitors to see...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 02, 2011, 10:23:44 AM
75% off and I'll put up an ad on the main DD.com site for him for tens of thousands of unique visitors to see...

10s of thousands unique viewers? Are you for real?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 02, 2011, 10:25:42 AM
Is anyone opposed to LM?
I'm not opposed, but I'll go anywhere the majority wants.
With great steaks with fries and salad at $19-$30 a pop it always seemed like a good value to me, but I'm always willing to try someplace else.

Pg is your best bet
I think PG may be too big of a $ burden for some DDF'ers.
Unless you're offering to sponsor the DDF DO ;)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 02, 2011, 10:28:32 AM
10s of thousands unique viewers? Are you for real?
Over 50K unique households (not counting if there are multiple users in a household) visited the main DD.com site in January.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Mikeoracle on February 02, 2011, 10:31:04 AM
I'm not opposed, but I'll go anywhere the majority wants.
Same here.
Food is secondary to me. It can be pizza as far as I am concerned.
The main thing I am looking for is a place that we would be able to chill and schmooze comfortably.
If its a loud/packed place it defeats the whole purpose.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on February 02, 2011, 10:32:59 AM
wow, ka''h. kein yirbu!!!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: bosoxfan on February 02, 2011, 10:47:07 AM
Over 50K unique households (not counting if there are multiple users in a household) visited the main DD.com site in January.

40 under 40 Dan... Just sayin
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: ceejay on February 02, 2011, 10:58:22 AM
Dan, I think you should decide on date and place and see if that works out. If every single person is involved in the making I don't think it's gonna anywhere.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: elikay on February 02, 2011, 11:11:18 AM
Well, I logged on from at least 5 ip addresses!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Chachem Balaileh on February 02, 2011, 11:22:59 AM
Just my 2 cents
Been folowing the disscussion,I can join & flexible with dates.
How about going to a Schvits/Shvits ? :-\  Pretty chilly here in NY lately,with plenty of place to schvits,chill,discuss, i can arrange a place(no xtra charge) has a nice big lounge area to sit together without anyone interfering/bothering.+ we can order in kosher food&drinks from close by glatt kosher restaurants @ no xtra charge from the shvits  + (can bring ur own wine,drink of choice  ;) )
Like i said just my 2 cents  8)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 02, 2011, 11:28:07 AM
Just my 2 cents
Been folowing the disscussion,I can join & flexible with dates.
How about going to a Schvits/Shvits ? :-\  Pretty chilly here in NY lately,with plenty of place to schvits,chill,discuss, i can arrange a place(no xtra charge) has a nice big lounge area to sit together without anyone interfering/bothering.+ we can order in kosher food&drinks from close by glatt kosher restaurants @ no xtra charge from the shvits  + (can bring ur own wine,drink of choice  ;) )
Like i said just my 2 cents  8)
This place :o
http://grandenchilada.blogspot.com/2007/02/at-schvitz.html

Or I suppose we can just go to a CH mikva :P  Although typically men and women don't go at the same time there...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Chachem Balaileh on February 02, 2011, 11:33:04 AM
Close but not close enough,
This place :o
http://grandenchilada.blogspot.com/2007/02/at-schvitz.html

Or I suppose we can just go to a CH mikva :P  Although typically men and women don't go at the same time there...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 02, 2011, 12:09:24 PM
@regal: yes, its me on the pic b4 the crash. I'm better looking now.

@Dan/moses: Headlines in the newspaper: Meeting of jewish loophole finders and system exploiters, shnorrers flying first class, sponsored by fake oem apple promoter accepting everything from mezuman to cash.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 02, 2011, 12:11:38 PM
Shvits wouldn't make it very accessible to female DD members, although I've noticed that they didn't seem to ever have made it to a DDF Meeting.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 02, 2011, 01:00:23 PM
Shvits wouldn't make it very accessible to female DD members, although I've noticed that they didn't seem to ever have made it to a DDF Meeting.
There are female DDF members?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: aussiebochur on February 02, 2011, 01:36:46 PM
There are female DDF members?
According to the stats (http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?action=stats) there are quite a few, the ratio only being 3.8:1
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 02, 2011, 01:42:31 PM
According to the stats (http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?action=stats) there are quite a few, the ratio only being 3.8:1
Yes, but what's the ratio for members with more than 50 posts?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 02, 2011, 01:48:13 PM
DDF Meeting is only for 50+ members?

Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 02, 2011, 01:54:16 PM
DDF Meeting is only for 50+ members?


Lol, nope.
Females are welcome...we don't bite.  Well, most of don't.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: ceejay on February 02, 2011, 02:04:14 PM
Yeh there are also some vampires ;D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Yellow on February 02, 2011, 02:51:14 PM
Ha so funny! I'm a girl and I was wondering if women were allowed to Join in this super cool get together.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 02, 2011, 02:56:45 PM
Ha so funny! I'm a girl and I was wondering if women were allowed to Join in this super cool get together.
Planning on coming in from Chicago? 
Hope you brought your skis!

So we do have 1 girl with more than 50 posts though...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: aussiebochur on February 02, 2011, 03:00:58 PM
Ha so funny! I'm a girl and I was wondering if women were allowed to Join in this super cool get together.
But no longer the princess?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: aussiebochur on February 02, 2011, 03:07:27 PM
Yes, but what's the ratio for members with more than 50 posts?
According to the stats (http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?action=stats) there are quite a few, the ratio only being 3.8:1
Dan, seems like your words still hold true...
Forum Male to Female Ratio: 4.7:1

The girls just like to take the free trips in first class, not to work on earning them.  ;)
PC, you excluded.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 02, 2011, 03:16:56 PM
Dan, seems like your words still hold true...PC, you excluded.
In all fairness my wife shlepped many a box of coins with me during our coin heyday!
And she was brave enough to tell me her SSN ;D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Mikeoracle on February 02, 2011, 03:19:16 PM
In all fairness my wife shlepped many a box of coins with me during our coin heyday!
And she was brave enough to tell me her SSN ;D
I am more familiar with my wife's SSN than she is ;)
And she is always gracious enough to help me hit all the spending levels  ;D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: aussiebochur on February 02, 2011, 03:19:51 PM
In all fairness my wife shlepped many a box of coins with me during our coin heyday!
And she was brave enough to tell me her SSN ;D
But is she on the forums?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on February 02, 2011, 03:23:53 PM
I might be interested (I know I said I don't see myself doing it but I'm slowly changing my mind)

once a time and place are set I'll see if it works for me.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 02, 2011, 03:43:32 PM
But is she on the forums?
When she wants to know where we're going next :)

Anyway what do you guys think of Sunday April 3rd at Le Marais?
Speak now or forever hold your peace...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 02, 2011, 03:47:46 PM
When she wants to know where we're going next :)

Anyway what do you guys think of Sunday April 3rd at Le Marais?
Speak now or forever hold your peace...

I'm in, hope nothing comes up...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Chaikel on February 02, 2011, 03:53:01 PM
Speak now or forever hold your peace...
That's what we say when we're passing a rest stop
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Mikeoracle on February 02, 2011, 03:56:19 PM
I'm in, hope nothing comes up...
Same here, sounds good now. Hoping nothing comes up...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Smirk on February 02, 2011, 04:06:29 PM
I'm in
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: MOSES on February 02, 2011, 04:15:35 PM
I'm in, hope nothing comes up...
Same here, sounds good now. Hoping nothing comes up...
+100
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Chaikel on February 02, 2011, 04:36:34 PM
I'm in, hope nothing comes up...
Same here, sounds good now. Hoping nothing comes up...
Same here, maybe we should hold off a month before we etch it
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 02, 2011, 04:39:45 PM
Yes, but what's the ratio for members with more than 50 posts?

Emily, mnm1130 and Devorah are obvious ones, there are probably others that aren't so obvious.

But is she on the forums?

She's the impersonator (http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=4744.msg57794#msg57794), Duh  ::)

That's what we say when we're passing a rest stop

But the important question is, are you coming??

Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 02, 2011, 04:42:48 PM
Let's call 04/03 at Le Marais the tentative date and place. Still open to other requests.
$25 per person fee.
What time should we call it for? 

Tentatively confirmed members:
1. Dan
2. AsherO
3. Chaikel
4. Mikeoracle
5. Smirk
6. MOSES
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 02, 2011, 04:43:55 PM
Let's call 04/03 at Le Marais the tentative date and place. $25 per person fee.
What time should we call it for? 

Tentatively confirmed members:
1. Dan
2. AsherO
3. Chaikel
4. Mikeoracle
5. Smirk
6. MOSES


Once we go to confirmed, I'll volunteer to collect the funds if that's ok with everyone.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Mikeoracle on February 02, 2011, 04:46:58 PM
Once we go to confirmed, I'll volunteer to collect the funds if that's ok with everyone.
Do you accept amex?  ;D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Mikeoracle on February 02, 2011, 04:49:34 PM
Let's call 04/03 at Le Marais the tentative date and place. Still open to other requests.
$25 per person fee.
What time should we call it for? 
I would suggest an early dinner around 5ish?
That would give us pleanty of time to hang out and you can make your return flight and we can get home at a decent hour.
Or maybe meet even earlier for drinks before dinner?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 02, 2011, 04:52:01 PM
I would suggest an early dinner around 5ish?
That would give us pleanty of time to hang out and you can make your return flight and we can get home at a decent hour.
Or maybe meet even earlier for drinks before dinner?
Drinks at Clubhouse at 3:30, dinner at LM across the street at 4:30?
Latest return flight is at 8:45pm that night, so I'd probably leave by 7 or so?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 02, 2011, 04:52:01 PM
There is flying ace, mnm, dealprincess.

I can impossibly program so far ahead.

Remind me a week or two before please.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 02, 2011, 04:53:02 PM
Aussiebochur, so tough on the ladies?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 02, 2011, 04:55:09 PM
Do you accept amex?  ;D

Paypal processes Amex, so I guess so. We can make it $26 so I don't have to absorb $15 in paypal fees :P

Or it can be $25 (any way it ends up in my account). This way if someone wants to wire it to me they can send $40 to cover Chase's (retarded) $15 fee to receive wires...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 02, 2011, 04:57:51 PM
Paypal processes Amex, so I guess so. We can make it $26 so I don't have to absorb $15 in paypal fees :P

Or it can be $25 (any way it ends up in my account). This way if someone wants to wire it to me they can send $40 to cover Chase's (retarded) $15 fee to receive wires...
Chase Quickpay is free on both ends.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Mikeoracle on February 02, 2011, 04:58:35 PM
Paypal processes Amex, so I guess so. We can make it $26 so I don't have to absorb $15 in paypal fees :P

Or it can be $25 (any way it ends up in my account). This way if someone wants to wire it to me they can send $40 to cover Chase's (retarded) $15 fee to receive wires...
why not paypal "send to family/friend" option which has no fees?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 02, 2011, 05:07:43 PM
Someone, just like me, is a "proud banned for life from paypal dude"...

You can use amex + 1.99%
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 02, 2011, 05:08:36 PM
Someone, just like me, is a "proud banned for life from paypal dude"...

You can use amex + 1.99%
How do you charge AMEX for 1.99%?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on February 02, 2011, 05:10:05 PM
ah, what the heck.
count me as tentatively in.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 02, 2011, 05:11:21 PM
Worst case scenario, you just chargeback. ;D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 02, 2011, 05:16:59 PM
Worst case scenario, you just chargeback. ;D
Note to AsherO, get cash from whYME ;)

Any comments on 3:30pm drinks at CC/4:30pm dinner at LM if I need to leave by 7pm?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: yare on February 02, 2011, 05:23:08 PM
count me in (tentatively)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: yare on February 02, 2011, 05:24:04 PM
everyones drinking... who's driving?   there an official dd do sponsored limo?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 02, 2011, 05:33:03 PM
everyones drinking... who's driving?   there an official dd do sponsored limo?
Figure if I drink at 4pm I should be OK by 7.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: moish on February 02, 2011, 05:33:52 PM
im not sure you thought of the fact that lm is LOUD. i cant imagine on a table for 16 that ppl will hear each other
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 02, 2011, 05:35:49 PM
Tentative date: 04/03
Pre-dinner drinks, 3:30-4:30pm at Clubhouse Cafe.
Dinner: 4:30-7pm at Le Marais
$25 per person fee.

Tentatively confirmed members:
1. Dan
2. AsherO
3. Chaikel
4. Mikeoracle
5. Smirk
6. MOSES
7. whYME
8. yare

Possibly attending member:
1. SuperFlyer
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 02, 2011, 05:36:25 PM
im not sure you thought of the fact that lm is LOUD. i cant imagine on a table for 16 that ppl will hear each other
Is it loud there?  Haven't been there in quite a while. Better suggestion?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 02, 2011, 05:45:05 PM
Coolest is a mileage run.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: moish on February 02, 2011, 05:51:21 PM
Is it loud there?  Haven't been there in quite a while. Better suggestion?
on second thought, youll probably be ok for such an early hour
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 02, 2011, 05:56:51 PM
Note to AsherO, get cash from whYME ;)

Any comments on 3:30pm drinks at CC/4:30pm dinner at LM if I need to leave by 7pm?

Great idea, come early or late if you want.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 02, 2011, 06:06:50 PM
PC, at the rate Rosie's going, it'll take her until September of this year to hit 50 posts...

Who knows, she might get DDF (DansDeals Fever) and hit 50 posts next week...

:D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 02, 2011, 06:21:35 PM
Great idea, come early or late if you want.
Should we make dinner any earlier to avoid the "loudness" of peak dinner hour?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on February 02, 2011, 06:23:09 PM
if u make it any earlier, mind as well call it lunch... :)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 02, 2011, 06:24:59 PM
if u make it any earlier, mind as well call it lunch... :)

I'm game either way. I'm pretty flexible, at the end of the DO I'll split (pun)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: yare on February 02, 2011, 06:37:30 PM
if u make it any earlier, mind as well call it lunch... :)
lol  +1     
i think 430 is pretty good, peak dinner hour is probably about 630/7, so it shouldnt be an issue.     the only question is if they're open for dinner at 430, some of these places are closed a couple hours in the afternoon (or maybe i've just been in israel too long)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on February 02, 2011, 07:42:31 PM
I'm in (assuming nothing get's in the way). Just hope it's not too loud.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: MOSES on February 02, 2011, 09:03:29 PM
Should we make dinner any earlier to avoid the "loudness" of peak dinner hour?
maybe they have a side room they can give to us...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Chachem Balaileh on February 02, 2011, 09:11:04 PM
Maybe they have a side room they can give to us...
Yes, they have an upstairs lounge with excecutive leather chairs(in the good times you were able to smoke cigars there) I can try to arrange with manager/mashgiach to confirm it for us like this we can let loose ;)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 02, 2011, 09:15:12 PM
yes they have an upstairs longe with excecutive leather cahirs(in the good time you were able to spoke cigars there) I can try to arrange with manager/mashgiach to confirm it for us like this we can let loose ;)
Sure, sounds great.
Should I put you on the confirmed list?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: MOSES on February 02, 2011, 09:38:23 PM
Drinks at Clubhouse at 3:30, dinner at LM across the street at 4:30?
Latest return flight is at 8:45pm that night, so I'd probably leave by 7 or so?
I dont think my AA counselor would allow that  ;)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Chachem Balaileh on February 02, 2011, 09:46:11 PM
Sure, sounds great.
Should I put you on the confirmed list?
Sorry shouldeve posted my confermation first
The answer is ABSOULTLEY Yes.
hopefully nothing changes until then.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 02, 2011, 10:19:44 PM
Tentative date: 04/03
Pre-dinner drinks, 3:30-4:30pm at Clubhouse Cafe.
Dinner: 4:30-7pm at Le Marais (Upstairs lounge?)
$25 per person fee.

Tentatively confirmed members:
1. Dan
2. AsherO
3. Chaikel
4. Mikeoracle
5. Smirk
6. MOSES
7. whYME
8. yare
9. Avid Reader
10. Chachem Balaileh

Possibly attending member:
1. SuperFlyer

Just a few spots left folks!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: MOSES on February 02, 2011, 10:48:08 PM
I think everyone should wear a name tag with there DDF name on it.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on February 02, 2011, 10:51:11 PM
I think everyone should wear a name tag with there DDF name on it.


Perhaps print up some free business cards.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: regalhome on February 02, 2011, 10:59:23 PM
you could put me on the possible attending, its to early to tell for me, definitly want too be there for this historic occasion.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on February 02, 2011, 11:24:19 PM
maybe people should try to guess each other's IDs, clues can be how many posts, how long, where from, etc...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 02, 2011, 11:29:12 PM
I think everyone should wear a name tag with there DDF name on it.

I can't wait to see ? with his nametag...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on February 02, 2011, 11:31:10 PM
i just hope this is not going to be the only DDF DO, i really hope there'll be another one some time afterwards, that i'd be able to attend...
there are some names that i'd really like to put a face to...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 02, 2011, 11:33:56 PM
i just hope this is not going to be the only DDF DO, i really hope there'll be another one some time afterwards, that i'd be able to attend...
there are some names that i'd really like to put a face to...

We can have another mini DO in Empire Grill, or is that supposed to be a secret? ;)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Mikeoracle on February 02, 2011, 11:34:10 PM
maybe people should try to guess each other's IDs, clues can be how many posts, how long, where from, etc...
+1!
I was just going to suggest that.
How many of the attendees already know each other by face?
It would be fun to guess who we are 8)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 02, 2011, 11:35:55 PM
+1!
I was just going to suggest that.
How many of the attendees already know each other by face?
It would be fun to guess who we are 8)

What do you win for guessing the most people correctly? I bet I'll guess at least half correctly, if I can cheat by referencing the attendees list.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on February 02, 2011, 11:36:08 PM
We can have another mini DO in Empire Grill, or is that supposed to be a secret? ;)
that was actually a very awesome experience! how many DDFs can say that Amex took them out with AsherO?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 02, 2011, 11:38:31 PM
that was actually a very awesome experience! how many DDFs can say that Amex took them out with AsherO?

The way you phrased that, it sounds like a mob hit where I was the hitman

Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on February 02, 2011, 11:38:34 PM
What do you win for guessing the most people correctly? I bet I'll guess at least half correctly, if I can cheat by referencing the attendees list.
i guess it wouldn't be that hard to guess. i just thought it might be a nice way of people introducing themselves.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Mikeoracle on February 02, 2011, 11:39:00 PM
What do you win for guessing the most people correctly? I bet I'll guess at least half correctly, if I can cheat by referencing the attendees list.
Winner gets his drink comped by the loser? ;D

Do any of the attendees so far know each other?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Mikeoracle on February 02, 2011, 11:39:48 PM
i guess it wouldn't be that hard to guess. i just thought it might be a nice way of people introducing themselves.
If you clean off the cholent stains first it might be hard to figure you out :)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on February 02, 2011, 11:40:42 PM
The way you phrased that, it sounds like a mob hit where I was the hitman


lol i see what you mean... i thought i was clear, i guess not enough...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 02, 2011, 11:41:04 PM
Winner gets his drink comped by the loser? ;D

Do any of the attendees so far know each other?

I've met a few of the attendees, and other DDF members as well.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 02, 2011, 11:41:44 PM
i just hope this is not going to be the only DDF DO, i really hope there'll be another one some time afterwards, that i'd be able to attend...
there are some names that i'd really like to put a face to...
Bring your Ta'ruvos?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on February 02, 2011, 11:42:25 PM
If you clean off the cholent stains first it might be hard to figure you out :)
i might help if showed up, though.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on February 02, 2011, 11:44:12 PM
Bring your Ta'ruvos?
i wouldn't mind doing that, but my chavrusa would have my head the second i even mentioned what i wanted to take off for...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on February 02, 2011, 11:46:47 PM
Do any of the attendees so far know each other?
actually, yesterday a bochur comes up to me and says "i wanna guess: are you Cholentfresser?" i guess now he knows who i am...
maybe i shouldn't of given out so much info about myself...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 02, 2011, 11:48:26 PM
i wouldn't mind doing that, but my chavrusa would have my head the second i even mentioned what i wanted to take off for...
Heh, the stuff I did while studying Smicha...
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/555
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/669
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/915
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/1761
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/795
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 02, 2011, 11:48:29 PM
actually, yesterday a bochur comes up to me and says "i wanna guess: are you Cholentfresser?" i guess now he knows who i am...
maybe i shouldn't of given out so much info about myself...

Who's he?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on February 02, 2011, 11:49:21 PM
i dono if he wants me to expose him...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on February 02, 2011, 11:52:45 PM
Heh, the stuff I did while studying Smicha...
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/555
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/669
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/915
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/1761
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/795

wow! i remember those good old days...i was then learning just next door
i remember when one day i see you in a van with a bunch of guys leaving to go to the grand canyon (i think..)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 03, 2011, 12:01:27 AM
wow! i remember those good old days...i was then learning just next door
i remember when one day i see you in a van with a bunch of guys leaving to go to the grand canyon (i think..)
Lol...we did Vegas too on Sunday after spending Shabbos at the Grand Canyon, wound up costing us a $100 k'nas each. 
Refunded though after all 4 of us passed the test...unlike 5 other unlucky souls in our group.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on February 03, 2011, 12:08:41 AM
CMIIW you guys were in dark blue dodge caravan.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 03, 2011, 12:22:10 AM
CMIIW you guys were in dark blue dodge caravan.
Lol...Sounds about right!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on February 03, 2011, 12:30:14 AM
ahha! who wouldve guessed that you'd have followers who were so young?...
btw when I saw your number on the wall when u were selling the yud shvat tickets (and pocketing the miles...) I made sure to hold on to that. I knew one day it would be very valuable....(ooops, was I supposed to say that? :))
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 03, 2011, 12:33:59 AM
ahha! who wouldve guessed that you'd have followers who were so young?...
btw when I saw your number on the wall when u were selling the yud shvat tickets (and pocketing the miles...) I made sure to hold on to that. I knew one day it would be very valuable....(ooops, was I supposed to say that? :))
Haha, but I did no such thing.  How could I pocket people's flight miles?  Wow, that was what? 2001?
I would love to see what I wrote though.  I think I also had a flyer up for Airtran tickets in 2006 in YOEC.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 03, 2011, 01:04:12 AM
  I offered to print them if someone designed them.
http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=4238.msg44899#msg44899
How's 04/03 lookin' for ya?

Would it be possible just to use a site logo as a design?
https://picasaweb.google.com/100630354733186434962/DDLogos#

We can always borrow the back from this guy's designs if you don't mind the CO logo:
http://picasaweb.google.com/ygor81/COTAGSPRINTYOUROWN?feat=directlink#
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: daastorah on February 03, 2011, 01:07:41 AM
actually, yesterday a bochur comes up to me and says "i wanna guess: are you Cholentfresser?" i guess now he knows who i am...
maybe i shouldn't of given out so much info about myself...

Hey what's up buddy
Who's he?
Lol I actually asked him who in the world you are
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 03, 2011, 01:25:15 AM
I actually asked him who in the world you are

Funny :D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: E on February 03, 2011, 01:37:10 AM
How's 04/03 lookin' for ya?

Would it be possible just to use a site logo as a design?
https://picasaweb.google.com/100630354733186434962/DDLogos#

We can always borrow the back from this guy's designs if you don't mind the CO logo:
http://picasaweb.google.com/ygor81/COTAGSPRINTYOUROWN?feat=directlink#

I should be able to make it..

I was thinking something more along these --> http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4005/4618378382_19989081d2.jpg lines although I want to get all top tier airlines alliances on it if possible, and obviously a DD logo on it.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Deal Guy on February 03, 2011, 02:02:28 AM
I think everyone should wear a name tag with there DDF name on it.

Of course, we would like to see the pictures of the DO posted here, for those of us that can't make it ;D ;D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 03, 2011, 02:07:37 AM
Of course, we would like to see the pictures of the DO posted here, for those of us that can't make it ;D ;D

You gotta come to see us, it's a private event, open only to attendees.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on February 03, 2011, 06:54:22 AM
Haha, but I did no such thing.  How could I pocket people's flight miles?  Wow, that was what? 2001?
I would love to see what I wrote though.  I think I also had a flyer up for Airtran tickets in 2006 in YOEC.
i meant the miles from paying for all the tickets, plus i'm sure you worked out some deal with the airlines to sponsor your ticket, 'cause you were buying so many, or something like that (it must've been worth your while...)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 03, 2011, 07:22:31 AM
Maybe using the DD tachles as a pix.



(http://www.treehugger.com/airplane-twist.jpg)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 03, 2011, 07:23:11 AM
I should be able to make it..

I was thinking something more along these --> http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4005/4618378382_19989081d2.jpg lines although I want to get all top tier airlines alliances on it if possible, and obviously a DD logo on it.

and DD status
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 03, 2011, 02:20:57 PM
Tentative date: 04/03
Pre-dinner drinks, 3:30-4:30pm at Clubhouse Cafe.
Dinner: 4:30-7pm at Le Marais (Upstairs lounge?)
$25 per person fee.

Tentatively confirmed members:
1. Dan
2. AsherO
3. Chaikel
4. Mikeoracle
5. Smirk
6. MOSES
7. whYME
8. yare
9. Avid Reader
10. Chachem Balaileh
11. E

Possibly attending members:
1. SuperFlyer
2. regalhome

Members that expressed interest but have yet to confirm based on the new tentative date and location:
1. ?
2. MarkS
3. ceejay
4. mancunian

5 confirmed spots left...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: misterstuf on February 03, 2011, 02:37:42 PM
I would love to attend if that's possible.
I just have to make sure that I can get off from work that evening (during the winter I've gone to a more Israeli Sun-Thu schedule, and the're getting used to it at my office).

Now the question... who will be the first to offer to put the whole meal on their rewards earning card and ask everyone else for cash?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: ceejay on February 03, 2011, 03:35:37 PM
I would love to attend if that's possible.
I just have to make sure that I can get off from work that evening (during the winter I've gone to a more Israeli Sun-Thu schedule, and the're getting used to it at my office).

Now the question... who will be the first to offer to put the whole meal on their rewards earning card and ask everyone else for cash?

That's probably a grand at maximum. I dont see too many DDF members getting that excited over that "much" points.

I'm in for that date.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 03, 2011, 03:39:38 PM
I would love to attend if that's possible.
I just have to make sure that I can get off from work that evening (during the winter I've gone to a more Israeli Sun-Thu schedule, and the're getting used to it at my office).

Now the question... who will be the first to offer to put the whole meal on their rewards earning card and ask everyone else for cash?
What say 'ye DDF wise men?
Is there a posting minimum to attend the DDF DO?
Under 50 posts requires going on a waiting list?
Or first come, first served?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on February 03, 2011, 03:51:08 PM
50 post min. sounds reasonable to me.
I would definitely say at least do the waiting list.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: jack12 on February 03, 2011, 03:56:56 PM
Heh, the stuff I did while studying Smicha...



You have smicha? Does that mean we need to call you Rabbi Dan?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 03, 2011, 03:58:18 PM
You have smicha? Does that mean we need to call you Rabbi Dan?
Yes, or else!
I may even insist on Rabbi Rabbi Dan as I have 2 signed Smicha certificates...long story!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on February 03, 2011, 04:02:15 PM
I may even insist on Rabbi Rabbi Dan as I have 2 signed Smicha certificates...long story!
I want to comment on this (with a joke) but i don't want to turn this thread into a discussion of CH politics so I'll bite my tongue... :)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: jack12 on February 03, 2011, 04:02:41 PM
Yes, or else!
I may even insist on Rabbi Rabbi Dan as I have 2 signed Smicha certificates...long story!

Can we hear the story?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 03, 2011, 04:05:57 PM
I want to comment on this (with a joke) but i don't want to turn this thread into a discussion of CH politics so I'll bite my tongue... :)
Ya, rumor has it that someone in CH may be in the market for one, how much do you think he'll pay for one of mine?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 03, 2011, 04:06:32 PM
Can we hear the story?
Perhaps at the DO...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 03, 2011, 04:07:20 PM
50 post min. sounds reasonable to me.
I would definitely say at least do the waiting list.
Makes sense to me too, so that's settled.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 03, 2011, 04:08:31 PM
Tentative date: 04/03
Pre-dinner drinks, 3:30-4:30pm at Clubhouse Cafe.
Dinner: 4:30-7pm at Le Marais (Upstairs lounge?)
$25 per person fee.

Tentatively confirmed members:
1. Dan
2. AsherO
3. Chaikel
4. Mikeoracle
5. Smirk
6. MOSES
7. whYME
8. yare
9. Avid Reader
10. Chachem Balaileh
11. E
12. ceejay

Possibly attending members:
1. SuperFlyer
2. regalhome

Members that expressed interest but have yet to confirm based on the new tentative date and location:
1. ?
2. MarkS
3. mancunian

Waitlisted n00b members:
1. misterstuf

4 confirmed spots left...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 03, 2011, 04:55:36 PM
Tentative date: 04/03
Pre-dinner drinks, 3:30-4:30pm at Clubhouse Cafe.
Dinner: 4:30-7pm at Le Marais (Upstairs lounge?)
$25 per person fee.

Tentatively confirmed members:
1. Dan
2. AsherO
3. Chaikel
4. Mikeoracle
5. Smirk
6. MOSES
7. whYME
8. yare
9. Avid Reader
10. Chachem Balaileh
11. E
12. ceejay

Possibly attending members:
1. SuperFlyer
2. regalhome

Members that expressed interest but have yet to confirm based on the new tentative date and location:
1. ?
2. MarkS
3. mancunian

Waitlisted n00b members:
1. misterstuf

4 confirmed spots left...

Where did the number 16 come from?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Mikeoracle on February 03, 2011, 04:56:29 PM
Where did the number 16 come from?
Dan + 15 members to pay?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: moish on February 03, 2011, 04:56:47 PM
dan put himself on the list
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 03, 2011, 04:58:01 PM
Dan + 15 members to pay?

It was 10 members to pay, probably a (soft) limit to make sure the DO isn't overcrowded. I'm just asking if there's a significance to the number 15.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: E on February 03, 2011, 05:08:26 PM
I'm not liking the "pay thing" I think we could get together and make this free I'll sponsor the rental car I have some avis GC's I cant use anyhow b/c of a required awd and being that i'm "underage they are practicably useless.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 03, 2011, 05:10:44 PM
I'm not liking the "pay thing" I think we could get together and make this free I'll sponsor the rental car I have some avis GC's I cant use anyhow b/c of a required awd and being that i'm "underage they are practicably useless.

Find someone to sponsor Dan's airfare and I'll give them $25.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 03, 2011, 05:14:05 PM
I'm not liking the "pay thing" I think we could get together and make this free I'll sponsor the rental car I have some avis GC's I cant use anyhow b/c of a required awd and being that i'm "underage they are practicably useless.
It doesn't matter to me how you want to work it out.  Like I said before this, I'm happy to fly anywhere if people are willing to cover my expenses.

Expenses for a day trip:
-Parking at the airport in CLE/CAK ($10?)
-Flight (Approx $250)
-Rental car with gas.
-Tolls/Parking (probably can get street parking on a sunday, no?)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: dealer on February 03, 2011, 05:19:47 PM
I think we should also sponsor Sflyer's expenses, he has very valuable info to share (like the most northern airport on planet earth)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 03, 2011, 05:22:03 PM
I think we should also sponsor Sflyer's expenses, he has very valuable info to share (like the most northern airport on planet earth)
And you can all see the piece of cool wallet candy he has that anyone else can only dream of...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 03, 2011, 05:22:39 PM
I think we should also sponsor Sflyer's expenses, he has very valuable info to share (like the most northern airport on planet earth)

I'd love to meet SuperFlyer, but I'm not paying $50 plus for the privilege (no offense).
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Yordai Dooma on February 03, 2011, 05:27:38 PM
I think we should also sponsor Sflyer's expenses, he has very valuable info to share (like the most northern airport on planet earth)

I'd love a sponsorship as well ;D ;D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 03, 2011, 05:40:38 PM
I'd love a sponsorship as well ;D ;D

This is precisely why sponsoring anyone but Dan is out of the question.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 03, 2011, 05:42:00 PM
This thread just got a Super IQ boost !

I agree with Ashero, minimum input should be $100+50 posts.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: yare on February 03, 2011, 05:54:41 PM
$10 for airport parking?  would it be cheaper to take a shuttle bus to the airport? ;)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: E on February 03, 2011, 05:54:58 PM
if every one donates a few SPG or amex we should have a flight no problem.

I also think there should be some sort of presentation were one of us can maybe speak about something useful, maybe fuel dumping or how to properly use ITA.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 03, 2011, 06:02:42 PM
$10 for airport parking?  would it be cheaper to take a shuttle bus to the airport? ;)
Lol...
What do you reckon a 46 mile shuttle from my place to CAK (http://local.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Kerwin+Rd,+Cleveland,+OH+44121&daddr=CAK&hl=en&geocode=FWpAeQIdqhQk-ynNuJLTjv0wiDGxzl3CfuIqMw%3BFWNQcAIdemMl-ymHWJyse9Q2iDHFrmmD6N5fSw&mra=ls&sll=41.208915,-81.473385&sspn=1.155019,3.348083&ie=UTF8&ll=41.208915,-81.473385&spn=1.155019,3.348083&z=9) would cost?

Of course I can take a train to CLE, but that would be a $1,023 flight for a same-day turn.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on February 03, 2011, 06:07:04 PM
Are we really giving Dan advice on how to save money on a flight from Cleveland to NY now?!
is today topsy-turvey day?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 03, 2011, 06:19:37 PM
I think we should stick to $25 attendance fee. For all I care Dan can bike to NYC, and pocket my $25.

As for SF (who chose to misconstrue my words), I'd be honored to meet you, SF, but I'm not paying for that honor. Period.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 03, 2011, 06:21:41 PM
I think we should stick to $25 attendance fee. For all I care Dan can bike to NYC, and pocket my $25.

As for SF (who chose to misconstrue my words), I'd be honored to meet you, SF, but I'm not paying for that honor. Period.
I'm not much of a biker, but what about if I segway?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on February 03, 2011, 06:28:24 PM
I think we should stick to $25 attendance fee. For all I care Dan can bike to NYC, and pocket my $25.

As for SF (who chose to misconstrue my words), I'd be honored to meet you, SF, but I'm not paying for that honor. Period.
+1

Funny I should be saying this after my initial reservations over coming was the $$, but I think it's a good idea. For one thing it'll keep attendance only to those who are really serious about it...

although it is strange to see DDF'ers advocating having to pay for something, I guess it really is topsy-turvy day :)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 03, 2011, 07:20:33 PM
The more you pay, the more miles you earn.

makes more sense now?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: smurf on February 03, 2011, 07:29:16 PM
Yes, or else!
I may even insist on Rabbi Rabbi Dan as I have 2 signed Smicha certificates...long story!
you churned those too? :D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 03, 2011, 07:34:38 PM
you churned those too? :D
Ya, but they cut me off at just 2.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: moish on February 03, 2011, 07:50:58 PM
why pay for super to come when you can just pick up a phone and call him?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 03, 2011, 08:51:38 PM
Ya, but they cut me off at just 2.

Blacklisted, eh? :P
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: misterstuf on February 04, 2011, 01:54:41 AM
I feel as if I'm discriminated against for my lack of posting in the forums. If I put up 42 quick posts do I qualify automatically, or do they need to be substantive?
Also, Dan, if you have 2 smicha certs can you use the second one like a systemwide upgrade?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on February 04, 2011, 01:57:38 AM
I feel as if I'm discriminated against for my lack of posting in the forums. If I put up 42 quick posts do I qualify automatically, or do they need to be substantive?
Also, Dan, if you have 2 smicha certs can you use the second one like a systemwide upgrade?
for a start, you should've split your post, which has two totally unrelated topics, into two posts...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Deal Guy on February 04, 2011, 01:59:08 AM
for a start, you should've split your post, which has two totally unrelated topics, into two posts...
+1 ;D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on February 04, 2011, 02:04:37 AM
I feel as if I'm discriminated against for my lack of posting in the forums.
i don't think this is discrimination at all. it's like saying i feel that i'm being discriminated against, bc i can't run for mayor. there are certain prerequisites required to do certain things, if you don't meet those requirements, that's your problem...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: aussiebochur on February 04, 2011, 02:06:30 AM
i don't think this is discrimination at all. it's like saying i feel that i'm being discriminated against, bc i can't run for mayor. there are certain prerequisites required to do certain things, if you don't meet those requirements, that's your problem...
Now, if you were a shvartze running for president it may be another story...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Deal Guy on February 04, 2011, 02:07:34 AM
i don't think this is discrimination at all. it's like saying i feel that i'm being discriminated against, bc i can't run for mayor. there are certain prerequisites required to do certain things, if you don't meet those requirements, that's your problem...
You've been reading too much about Rahm Emanuel lately!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Deal Guy on February 04, 2011, 02:09:01 AM
I wont even attempt Lakewood :)
When is that one happening? :D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 04, 2011, 02:12:22 AM
I feel as if I'm discriminated against for my lack of posting in the forums. If I put up 42 quick posts do I qualify automatically, or do they need to be substantive?
Also, Dan, if you have 2 smicha certs can you use the second one like a systemwide upgrade?

I think you're right about there being enough junk-posters on here, but you've only Spent 2.5 hours on the site according to your stats.

for a start, you should've split your post, which has two totally unrelated topics, into two posts...

Maybe he's trying to determine if Dan's Gemarah-kupp has what it takes to address the first half of his post :D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on February 04, 2011, 02:18:28 AM
I feel as if I'm discriminated against for my lack of posting in the forums.
You're right, this is crazy.
Why should a DDF DO be limited only to DDF regulars?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 04, 2011, 02:19:12 AM
Why should a DDF DO be limited only to DDF regulars?

I agree, I'm bringing my dog.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on February 04, 2011, 02:25:00 AM
I agree, I'm bringing my dog.
You should.
half your posts sound like they could've been written by your dog.

/jk
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on February 04, 2011, 02:27:48 AM
You should.
half your posts sound like they could've been written by your dog.

/jk
take it easy
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 04, 2011, 02:30:38 AM
You should.
half your posts sound like they could've been written by your dog.

/jk

Which half? :P

What about the other half? ;)

take it easy

/jk = Just kidding.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on February 04, 2011, 02:33:54 AM
/jk = Just kidding.
i saw that, but i still thought it's not so nice. but after all, it was directed toward you, so if you are fine with it, i'm cool.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on February 04, 2011, 02:35:25 AM
Which half? :P

What about the other half? ;)
I was trying to be generous  ;D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on February 04, 2011, 02:36:12 AM
take it easy
You're right, had I actually meant it it would've been outta line.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 04, 2011, 02:40:14 AM
You're right, had I actually meant it it would've been outta line.

Are you saying I can say whatever I want about you as long as I don't mean it?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on February 04, 2011, 02:44:09 AM
Are you saying I can say whatever I want about you as long as I don't mean it?
just don't forget to end off with jk.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on February 04, 2011, 02:46:37 AM
Are you saying I can say whatever I want about you as long as I don't mean it?
Anything? no.
Some things are wrong even as a joke.

I would say this is borderline. (especially when it's written and you can't see the tone, expression etc.)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on February 04, 2011, 02:49:06 AM
I would say this is borderline.
hence my comment.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 04, 2011, 02:51:19 AM
I would say this is borderline. (especially when it's written and you can't see the tone, expression etc.)

You might want to err on the side of caution, not everyone can take it like I do :P
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on February 04, 2011, 02:59:28 AM
You might want to err on the side of caution, not everyone can take it like I do :P
I know my customers :)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on February 04, 2011, 03:06:26 AM
ok, you guys fight it out. i'll sit here and watch
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 04, 2011, 03:16:19 AM
I know my customers :)

Whatever it is, I'm not buying it (pun), so please don't refer to me as your customer.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on February 04, 2011, 03:24:48 AM
Whatever it is, I'm not buying it (pun), so please don't refer to me as your customer.
Everybody is a potential customer :)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 04, 2011, 03:28:00 AM
Everybody is a potential customer :)

So this is how you treat potential customers, good luck getting my business...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on February 04, 2011, 03:30:00 AM
So this is how you treat potential customers, good luck getting my business...
(I probably shouldn't be mixing threads, but) Maybe I should start working for sprint
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on February 04, 2011, 03:30:29 AM
or for that matter, good luck getting anyone's business...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 04, 2011, 03:34:48 AM
(I probably shouldn't be mixing threads, but) Maybe I should start working for sprint

Hey, you can't play both sides of the argument, but I'll give it to you: If you offer me a 100%+ discount on 10 months of service with you, and (8 years later) continue to offer an experience comparable to your competitors for cheaper, I'll do business with you too. Especially if you're as exploitable as Sprint has been until recently.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on February 04, 2011, 03:42:11 AM
Hey, you can't play both sides of the argument, but I'll give it to you: If you offer me a 100%+ discount on 10 months of service with you, and (8 years later) continue to offer an experience comparable to your competitors for cheaper, I'll do business with you too. Especially if you're as exploitable as Sprint has been until recently.
Sorry, you're too late. only those who were exploiting me for years get to keep doing do so. new customers need to pay reasonable rates.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 04, 2011, 03:44:43 AM
Sorry, you're too late. only those who were exploiting me for years get to keep doing do so. new customers need to pay reasonable rates.

You're proving my point: You stand no chance of getting my business. However, considering Sprint isn't likely to change their ways, you might be totally in-line with their corporate culture, so long as they stay in business.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 04, 2011, 03:50:05 AM
If the dog can come, we should consider those with less then 50 posts to.

Let them all come, however, make them sign a disclaimer that they don't work for law enforcement, financial institutions, or airlines.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 04, 2011, 04:03:38 AM
Let them all come, however, make them sign a disclaimer that they don't work for law enforcement, financial institutions, or airlines.

whYME doesn't believe it (http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=5257.msg58603#msg58603), but my dog is illiterate...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on February 04, 2011, 04:07:08 AM
ok, fine. you win.
whYME doesn't believe it (http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=5257.msg58603#msg58603), but my dog is illiterate...
Oh, I believe it. That was the point  ;D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 04, 2011, 09:35:32 AM
Wow, the action I miss during the forum's most productive hours...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 04, 2011, 09:41:07 AM
I feel as if I'm discriminated against for my lack of posting in the forums. If I put up 42 quick posts do I qualify automatically, or do they need to be substantive?
I'm not saying you can't come.  I'm just saying that I'm going to give priority to DDF elite members.
If the elite members (read: addicts) don't fill up the spots then I'll start clearing waitlisted folks.

Do you feel discriminated against in a snowstorm when the airline cancels a flight but quickly assigns their elite members to the next available flights?
Look at the standby waitlists and upgrade waitlists on CO.com for every flight, they're organized and then cleared by elite status (read: by how addicted said passenger is to flying that airline)

When my last flight was canceled AA called me the very second it was canceled to let me know that I had been switched to the nest flight.  The passenger in front of me at the counter was told he wouldn't be flying until tomorrow.  That's life, not discrimination!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: misterstuf on February 04, 2011, 11:17:24 AM

Do you feel discriminated against in a snowstorm when the airline cancels a flight but quickly assigns their elite members to the next available flights?
Look at the standby waitlists and upgrade waitlists on CO.com for every flight, they're organized and then cleared by elite status (read: by how addicted said passenger is to flying that airline)


I was being a little tongue-in-cheek there, but not being a "regular" (well, a regular poster, at least) on the forums, nobody gets my sense of humor yet. And I don't feel that it's wrong to give priority to longer term members (especially for airlines where it's been happening for years), but I would have preferred that that particular stipulation had been posted clearly BEFORE I expressed interest.

I guess just as with Sprint, the rules change in the middle of the game :P (j/k)

Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: misterstuf on February 04, 2011, 11:19:21 AM
i don't think this is discrimination at all. it's like saying i feel that i'm being discriminated against, bc i can't run for mayor. there are certain prerequisites required to do certain things, if you don't meet those requirements, that's your problem...

The clear difference here is that the rules were never stated as such before the "invitation" went out.
Not that I'm really feeling offended. I guess I have to start using J/K to make sure everyone knows when I'm being sarcastic.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 04, 2011, 11:19:27 AM
I guess just as with Sprint, the rules change in the middle of the game :P (j/k)
Touché!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 04, 2011, 11:20:43 AM
I guess I have to start using J/K to make sure everyone knows when I'm being sarcastic.
We also accept ;) in place of j/k
Sorry for hoodwinking you...but maybe you'll clear standby :)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: misterstuf on February 04, 2011, 11:22:57 AM
I've tried to clear standby before.
It's awfully tough with no status.
Is there a way I can do a DDF status challenge.
Maybe 10K posts within 30 days?
 ;)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: regalhome on February 04, 2011, 11:24:44 AM
I guess AsherO, and Whyme will have alot to read thru when they wake up, after a long heated argument j/k  ;) last night
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 04, 2011, 11:29:48 AM
I've tried to clear standby before.
It's awfully tough with no status.
Is there a way I can do a DDF status challenge.
Maybe 10K posts within 30 days?
 ;)
Yes, we have a Gold and Plat chAAlenge, but there are fees involved: (http://www.flyerguide.com/wiki/index.php/Challenge_%28AA%29#Signing_up_for_a_Challenge)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 04, 2011, 11:50:03 AM
I guess AsherO, and Whyme will have alot to read thru when they wake up, after a long heated argument j/k  ;) last night

I didn't sleep, but I'm trying not to inundate whYME... ;)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: misterstuf on February 04, 2011, 12:00:26 PM
Yes, we have a Gold and Plat chAAlenge, but there are fees involved: (http://www.flyerguide.com/wiki/index.php/Challenge_%28AA%29#Signing_up_for_a_Challenge)


Other that attending the DO, what sorts of benefits come with DDF gold and platinum status?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: regalhome on February 04, 2011, 12:02:32 PM
Other that attending the DO, what sorts of benefits come with DDF gold and platinum status?

That`s not enough?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 04, 2011, 12:11:14 PM
Other that attending the DO, what sorts of benefits come with DDF gold and platinum status?

when you get there you'll find out ;)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: misterstuf on February 04, 2011, 12:26:36 PM
Attending the DO is definitely a big plus, but I guess that it's the mystery of DDF elite status that makes it so appealing. ::)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 04, 2011, 12:27:51 PM
Attending the DO is definitely a big plus, but I guess that it's the mystery of DDF elite status that makes it so appealing. ::)

You mean appalling, right? ;)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: misterstuf on February 04, 2011, 12:32:28 PM
You mean appalling, right? ;)

Sorry... typo  :P
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on February 04, 2011, 01:09:24 PM
I didn't sleep, but I'm trying not to inundate whYME... ;)
Thanks, that's so kind of you.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: yare on February 05, 2011, 01:43:16 PM
alright people, we get that sometimes comments are meant jokingly without a smiley/winky face after every comment in the forum   
those smiley faces are starting to make me nauseous
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 05, 2011, 08:35:19 PM
Back on topic of the DO as opposed to smileys...does anyone else care to join?

Tentative date: 04/03
Pre-dinner drinks, 3:30-4:30pm at Clubhouse Cafe.
Dinner: 4:30-7pm at Le Marais (Upstairs lounge?)
$25 per person fee.

Tentatively confirmed members:
1. Dan
2. AsherO
3. Chaikel
4. Mikeoracle
5. Smirk
6. MOSES
7. whYME
8. yare
9. Avid Reader
10. Chachem Balaileh
11. E
12. ceejay

Possibly attending members:
1. SuperFlyer
2. regalhome

Members that expressed interest but have yet to confirm based on the new tentative date and location:
1. ?
2. MarkS
3. mancunian

Waitlisted n00b members:
1. misterstuf

4 confirmed spots left...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 05, 2011, 08:36:50 PM
alright people, we get that sometimes comments are meant jokingly without a smiley/winky face after every comment in the forum   
those smiley faces are starting to make me nauseous

I'm going to be doing smilies in-person at the DO...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Chachem Balaileh on February 05, 2011, 09:17:06 PM
What do u guys think of bringing the better halfs ?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 05, 2011, 09:25:21 PM
Then the place limitation should be eliminated.

Place cannot be an issue.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Chachem Balaileh on February 05, 2011, 09:29:29 PM
They dont have to count as taking up a space, they will have their own table get together perhaps
Then the place limitation should be eliminated.

Place cannot be an issue.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on February 05, 2011, 09:39:52 PM
what does that mean that they will have their own get together?
some members of DDF are women (who's spouses are men).
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Chachem Balaileh on February 05, 2011, 09:57:26 PM
I meant the wifes of male DDaddicts if they get bored of the dd discussions.
Clarification: Hopefully we will be able to get the upstairs lounge for ourselfs which is big enough to for all, like one big happy family,
what does that mean that they will have their own get together?
some members of DDF are women (who's spouses are men).
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Chachem Balaileh on February 05, 2011, 09:59:45 PM
in other words what do u guys think of bring the wifes along(not involved on DD)
What do u guys think of bringing the better halfs ?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: mancunian on February 05, 2011, 11:05:46 PM
wow i go to sleep for a few days and theres 25 pages! we really need wikis so i'll know how to use smileys (j/k)

well, looks like i'm just in time for one of the few remaining spot (hopefully?)

and i'll be seeing the owner of la carne next monday if nothing comes up, so i'll have a word with him in person iy"h
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Mikeoracle on February 05, 2011, 11:48:30 PM
in other words what do u guys think of bring the wifes along(not involved on DD)
I think my wife hears enough "miles talk" from me that she would def stay away from a room full of DD addicts!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 06, 2011, 12:17:01 AM
wow i go to sleep for a few days and theres 25 pages! we really need wikis so i'll know how to use smileys (j/k)

well, looks like i'm just in time for one of the few remaining spot (hopefully?)

and i'll be seeing the owner of la carne next monday if nothing comes up, so i'll have a word with him in person iy"h
Welcome to the DO!


Tentative date: 04/03
Pre-dinner drinks, 3:30-4:30pm at Clubhouse Cafe.
Dinner: 4:30-7pm at Le Marais (Upstairs lounge?)
$25 per person fee.

Tentatively confirmed members:
1. Dan
2. AsherO
3. Chaikel
4. Mikeoracle
5. Smirk
6. MOSES
7. whYME
8. yare
9. Avid Reader
10. Chachem Balaileh
11. E
12. ceejay
13. mancunian

Possibly attending members:
1. SuperFlyer
2. regalhome

Members that expressed interest but have yet to confirm based on the new tentative date and location:
1. ?
2. MarkS


Waitlisted n00b members:
1. misterstuf

3 confirmed spots left...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Deal Guy on February 06, 2011, 12:23:45 AM
I think my wife hears enough "miles talk" from me that she would def stay away from a room full of DD addicts!
+1000. :D  She won't even let me come :'(
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 06, 2011, 12:37:41 AM
+1000. :D  She won't even let me come :'(
pwned!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 06, 2011, 02:51:57 AM
what does that mean that they will have their own get together?
some members of DDF are women (who's spouses are men).

None have expressed interest, AFAICR. And if one did, I'd think it's a bad idea.

pwned!

Ouch!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 06, 2011, 02:58:32 AM
Its bad, since they would be coming alone.

If some ladies (victims of DD members) are there, it makes more sense.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 06, 2011, 03:00:57 AM
Its bad, since they would be coming alone.

If some ladies (victims of DD members) are there, it makes more sense.

+1 Especially the 'victims' part, touché.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 06, 2011, 03:05:58 AM
Usually I consolidate my posts into one, but this deserves a post of its own, I've already met 4 active members of DD/DDF in person, all people I didn't know from before (and another one who I did, but didn't know well and didn't know was on DDF).

How many of you can trump that?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 06, 2011, 03:08:03 AM
I met @ least 10
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 06, 2011, 03:15:25 AM
I met @ least 10

You're a dealer. I met 3/4 just to chat, and would meet the fourth in person if he had more time (we spent hours on the phone chatting).

Oh, and if any of you met me and want me to shut up about it for some reason, don't worry, I won't rat you out over here.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on February 06, 2011, 03:15:41 AM
I met @ least 10

Come to think of it, didn't you have an (unofficial) DO in Israel?

I've met three in person.

PS Nice meeting you Asher!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 06, 2011, 03:20:11 AM
Didn't know that over the phone counts.

You can add another 15-20 on top of it, if it does.

Not sure what makes a DD Do unofficial. Whatever the case, I invited everyone.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 06, 2011, 03:23:42 AM
PS Nice meeting you Asher!

It's AsherO on the blog please. :P

Didn't know that over the phone counts.

I met him in person, but that was for a deal. How many did you meet that you weren't dealing with? :P

Oh, and let me add, I met them in individual meetings, not as a group.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 06, 2011, 03:28:01 AM
Wow, this gets complicated.

After I meet people, if I didn't already deal with them, I make sure I do afterwards.

I ate supper with a guy, and another one showed up. Does it become begedder DD Do?

Let's just keep it simple, you meet the guy, or you didn't.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 06, 2011, 03:32:27 AM
Wow, this gets complicated.

After I meet people, if I didn't already deal with them, I make sure I do afterwards.

I ate supper with a guy, and another one showed up. Does it become begedder DD Do?

Let's just keep it simple, you meet the guy, or you didn't.

How many meetings (no matter how many attendees) where you didn't deal at the meeting?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 06, 2011, 03:35:12 AM
If you mean that the meeting was strictly business? I had none of those.

If you want to go down that alley: I stayed at 3 DD members place overnight.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 06, 2011, 03:39:59 AM
If you want to go down that alley: I stayed at 3 DD members place overnight.

See, now that's impressive. But it would be more impressive if you hosted three DDites.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 06, 2011, 03:42:58 AM
Don't see why that would be more impressive.

+ some guys here, even if they live in a dump would only stay in a resort when traveling.

My place is no resort.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 06, 2011, 03:59:41 AM
Don't see why that would be more impressive.

One might argue that you're trying to save on  a hotel...

(no offense)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 06, 2011, 04:06:35 AM
One might...

Except I've been invited to stay, not the other way round.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 06, 2011, 04:12:15 AM
One might...

Except I've been invited to stay, not the other way round.

Point taken.

 I wasn't saying you didn't beat my by a mile (1.6km, but you know that already...), I was just trying to figure out what '@ least 10' meant.

I'd be honored to meet you sometime, If you're ever in NYC (or the less likely possibility that I'm in BRU while you're there)...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 06, 2011, 04:14:37 AM
Glad you got it all clear now.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 06, 2011, 04:25:48 AM
Glad you got it all clear now.

So long as you don't ask me to bow once I do :P
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 06, 2011, 04:29:40 AM
You are so ready for bed...

Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 06, 2011, 04:40:00 AM
You are so ready for bed...

Like most other people, I too spend a third of my life in bed, only I spend some of that third awake too :D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: moish on February 06, 2011, 06:40:41 AM
i too have met more than 4
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: misterstuf on February 06, 2011, 11:48:01 AM
I have met none yet, but I'm hoping to sneak in to one of the last 3 spots at the DO so I can change my stats.
Should we start adding DDers met as a stat in the profile?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on February 06, 2011, 02:58:43 PM
BTW AsherO, it was very nice meeting you. thanx for the opp.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 06, 2011, 03:04:45 PM
So far all my DD meetups have been awesome. One was way too short (you know who you are).
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: danielz on February 06, 2011, 04:06:31 PM
What's a DO?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 06, 2011, 04:33:33 PM
It means a live meeting between members of this site.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 06, 2011, 04:47:51 PM
considering the term is borrowed from FT it's hardly limited to meeting people from this site.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 06, 2011, 04:56:55 PM
considering the term is borrowed from FT it's hardly limited to meeting people from this site.

An FT DO is for FT site-members, a DD DO would be a meetup of DDDs (DansDeals Dudes), no?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 06, 2011, 05:45:33 PM
An FT DO is for FT site-members, a DD DO would be a meetup of DDDs (DansDeals Dudes), no?
Fair enough.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: MOSES on February 07, 2011, 11:44:58 AM
This thread has been quiet for almost 20 hours...

WOW
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 07, 2011, 01:01:20 PM
3 more spots for the party of a lifetime ;)
Well, if not that at least good steak with good conversation.  And maybe even a door prize or 2...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 07, 2011, 01:02:12 PM
3 more spots for the party of a lifetime ;)

We're only doing this once?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Yordai Dooma on February 07, 2011, 01:06:33 PM
We're only doing this once?

Lishana haba b'chicago!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 07, 2011, 01:06:43 PM
We're only doing this once?
I'm allergic to NYC. 

My wallet is as well.  Usually it gets significantly lighter after parking 11 feet away from a hydrant (2 tickets in 2 night=$430), or forgetting to move the double parked car the very second alternate side ended, or my brother getting my rented car towed away for parking in a school zone during the summer when there was no school, or another DDF member getting a ticket while parking my rented car with the wheels angled the wrong direction... :P

But you guys are always welcome to come to CLE :)  I've yet to get a parking ticket here in 26 years.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 07, 2011, 01:09:23 PM
Lishana haba b'chicago!
I do come to Chicago on my own volition on occasion.  I have grandparents in northbrook and aunt/uncle/niece as well as cousins in west rogers park.

A slammin' Sammy and some english toffee and caramel bombs are sounding very good right about now :)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Yordai Dooma on February 07, 2011, 01:12:18 PM
I do come to Chicago on my own volition on occasion.  I have grandparents in northbrook and aunt/uncle/niece as well as cousins in west rogers park.

A slammin' Sammy and some english toffee and caramel bombs are sounding very good right about now :)

Give a heads up next time you're headed this way and see how many chi-town members we have here.
We can do good ole' kens diner, or hit up some shallots sushi...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: elikay on February 07, 2011, 01:28:34 PM
@Dan
Do you really remember if you got a ticket 26 years ago?  :P :P :P
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on February 07, 2011, 02:21:05 PM
OT: Just curious, what's the ticket's situation like in LA, is it similar to NY?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Yellow on February 07, 2011, 02:25:20 PM
Lishana haba b'chicago!
Lol +1
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on February 07, 2011, 02:27:41 PM
OT: Just curious, what's the ticket's situation like in LA, is it similar to NY?
I'm pretty sure it's not nearly as bad. -for parking that is, I think they may be worse for moving violations.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on February 07, 2011, 02:40:38 PM
LA is pretty strict as well, but all the rules are clear. every FH has red paint near it telling u till where u can't park, etc. and u can usually find parking.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: misterstuf on February 07, 2011, 02:50:26 PM
I'm allergic to NYC. 

I think they have shots for that.

AND now that I know your feelings about NYC, I feel like I need to get a reserved spot for the DO even more.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 07, 2011, 03:40:25 PM
OT: Just curious, what's the ticket's situation like in LA, is it similar to NY?
LA is very strict as well.  Maybe not as bad as NYC, but it's pretty bad.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Chaikel on February 07, 2011, 03:50:56 PM
  I've yet to get a parking ticket here in 26 years.
Interesting. I guess you never park on the street, and forget to move your car or call it in before you go to sleep. I don't know anyone that has ever stayed in CLE overnight that that hasn't happened to
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 07, 2011, 03:54:05 PM
Interesting. I guess you never park on the street, and forget to move your car or call it in before you go to sleep. I don't know anyone that has ever stayed in CLE overnight that that hasn't happened to
There is no overnight street parking anywhere in CLE, makes the streets look very clean and uncluttered. 
Then again every house around me has its own 2 or 3 car attached garage and many also have a circular driveway so there's not really any need for street parking as there is in most places.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Chaikel on February 07, 2011, 03:57:49 PM
There is no overnight street parking anywhere in CLE, makes the streets look very clean and uncluttered. 
Then again every house around me has its own 2 or 3 car attached garage and many also have a circular driveway so there's not really any need for street parking as there is in most places.
I'm not arguing with the law, I'm just saying from the ppl I know, even those sentenced to life in CLE, still get tickets for it
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 07, 2011, 04:02:12 PM
I'm not arguing with the law, I'm just saying from the ppl I know, even those sentenced to life in CLE, still get tickets for it
I've don't know of a single person from here who's gotten a parking ticket in CLE. 

If you're foolish enough to park overnight on the street (when every single block says "no parking on city street 3-6am") then that's your own fault.  Besides that you can call for an exception if you're really desperate for some reason.

Nobody here even knows how to parallel park as there's no need for it anywhere.  Every store has their own parking lot.

Whereas in NYC I'd like you to find me the person who owns a car and has never received a parking ticket.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on February 07, 2011, 04:05:59 PM
Whereas in NYC I'd like you to find me the person who owns a car and has never received a parking ticket.
I haven't gotten a ticket for over a year :)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 07, 2011, 04:07:03 PM
I haven't gotten a ticket for over a year :)
Impressive, but that's not never :)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on February 07, 2011, 04:09:37 PM
Impressive, but that's not never :)
One might argue that one year in NYC is more impressive then never in CLE.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 07, 2011, 04:10:58 PM
One might argue that one year in NYC is more impressive then never in CLE.

And I would agree.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Chaikel on February 07, 2011, 04:52:05 PM
I've don't know of a single person from here who's gotten a parking ticket in CLE. 

If you're foolish enough to park overnight on the street (when every single block says "no parking on city street 3-6am") then that's your own fault.  Besides that you can call for an exception if you're really desperate for some reason.

Nobody here even knows how to parallel park as there's no need for it anywhere.  Every store has their own parking lot.

Whereas in NYC I'd like you to find me the person who owns a car and has never received a parking ticket.
I read this post out loud to my apartment currently full of Clevelanders, and they responded in unison "What?!" and proceeded to say all the times they got parking tickets in Cleveland
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 07, 2011, 05:03:13 PM
I read this post out loud to my apartment currently full of Clevelanders, and they responded in unison "What?!" and proceeded to say all the times they got parking tickets in Cleveland
Must be Cleveland Heightsers ;)  The cops there are vicious...tell them to move to Beachwood already.
Where have they gotten tickets anyway??

I'm going to ask guys in my shul and see if anyone has ever gotten a parking ticket in CLE.  I've never heard of it.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: E on February 07, 2011, 05:03:55 PM
great website (http://www.primospot.com/) for knowing where to park in NYC
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Deal Guy on February 07, 2011, 05:09:13 PM
Dan, it does happen! :D

http://www.yelp.com/biz/cleveland-heights-police-department-cleveland-heights
http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2009/02/snowban_parking_tickets_soared.html
http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/01/cleveland_police_create_their.html
http://www.wkyc.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=51260
http://prairielaw.com/forums/t/98961.aspx
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 07, 2011, 05:15:01 PM
Dan, it does happen! :D

http://www.yelp.com/biz/cleveland-heights-police-department-cleveland-heights
http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2009/02/snowban_parking_tickets_soared.html
http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/01/cleveland_police_create_their.html
http://www.wkyc.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=51260
http://prairielaw.com/forums/t/98961.aspx
Lol, someone is bored.

The funny thing is that there are zero frum jews who actually live in the city of Cleveland, so those links are moot...

At any rate like I said I'm going to take my own informal poll in shul and see what folks say.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Chaikel on February 07, 2011, 05:44:40 PM
Yes they're all CHers ;)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 07, 2011, 05:46:57 PM
Yes they're all CHers ;)
How did I guess...I despise the money-grubbing police there.

The funniest thing is driving from Beachwood, where no drop of snow on the street goes unpunished, down to CH where they don't even bother cleaning their streets...pathetic.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 07, 2011, 05:48:13 PM
The funniest thing is driving from Beachwood, where no drop of snow on the street goes unpunished, down to CH where they don't even bother cleaning their streets...pathetic.

I'd guess property taxes are higher in Beachwood though.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 07, 2011, 05:52:17 PM
I'd guess property taxes are higher in Beachwood though.
CH Property Tax=3.1%
CH Income Tax=2.5%

Beachwood Property Tax=1.9%
Beachwood Inome Tax=1.5%

In Beachwood if you have extra garbage you call up sanitation and they send a truck out just for you...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 07, 2011, 05:54:25 PM
Beachwood Property Tax=1.9%
Beachwood Inome Tax=1.5%

In Beachwood if you have extra garbage you call up sanitation and they send a truck out just for you...

Should be on DansDeals front page, sounds like a great deal :)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 07, 2011, 06:05:52 PM
Should be on DansDeals front page, sounds like a great deal :)
Lol

Well, to be fair:
Cleveland Heights Median Home: $102K
Beachwood Median Home: $229K

But then again houses in Beachwood are much nicer and newer than Cleveland Heights and Beachwood is wayyy safer than CH.

Beachwood was smart and has tons of major businesses adding to the tax rolls, whereas CH has nada.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: misterstuf on February 07, 2011, 07:29:22 PM

Well, to be fair:
Cleveland Heights Median Home: $102K
Beachwood Median Home: $229K


New York City Median Home sale price: $1,562,500

I wonder if that is another reason Dan is allergic to NYC. Not really a deal to buy here.



Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 07, 2011, 07:47:28 PM
New York City Median Home sale price: $1,562,500

That's including Manhattan, Brooklyn is significantly lower.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: misterstuf on February 07, 2011, 07:57:13 PM
That's including Manhattan, Brooklyn is significantly lower.

True, but at 500K median home sale price, I wouldn't call Brooklyn a bargain.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 07, 2011, 08:06:21 PM
True, but at 500K median home sale price, I wouldn't call Brooklyn a bargain.

It's all about supply and demand. The demand is driven by some other factors which aren't being discussed here as well.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: misterstuf on February 07, 2011, 08:43:14 PM
I feel that the prices in the NY area are more about demand than about supply anyway. Manhattan is overinflated because of the lack of supply, but otherwise, being close to NYC is a big selling point for many people (for frum Jews especially).
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on February 07, 2011, 09:12:17 PM
I haven't gotten a ticket for over a year :)

How often do you drive?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on February 07, 2011, 09:25:41 PM
LA is very strict as well.  Maybe not as bad as NYC, but it's pretty bad.

The reason NY is so bad in giving tickets to the extent that it's just plain evil is (mostly at least ) because they are strapped for cash. I think CA is even worse off then NYS which made me think they'd do the same thing.

Before I bought a car here in Brooklyn, I was told by friends that I can expect  to pay about $600 a year in tickets on average. It's just something you have to factor in when you calculate if you can afford the other car expenses like gas and insurance (Brooklyn insurance..).

Lately they've gotten even worse with tickets. Today you can get towed for parking too close to a pump, and that means shelling out $200-300++ for the tow fee and fine, and spending a half a day waiting at the tow pound until those evil city employees move you through the process (they try going as slow as possible, it's better for their job security). And don't try to mint the fine, there is a big sign NO COINS. When I was there a half a year ago or so, the people behind me had their car towed because they parked too close to a pump and they were trying to figure out if they'll make it to the airport to get back home in time. I doubt they ever made their flight.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on February 07, 2011, 09:40:12 PM
I feel that the prices in the NY area are more about demand than about supply anyway. Manhattan is overinflated because of the lack of supply, but otherwise, being close to NYC is a big selling point for many people (for frum Jews especially).
They say everyone want's a piece of the Big Apple.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 07, 2011, 10:58:13 PM
I feel that the prices in the NY area are more about demand than about supply anyway.

Supply and demand are two sides of the same coin, relative to each-other.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: misterstuf on February 08, 2011, 12:00:47 AM
I agree, but that ignores other factors.When there is equal supply of real estate available and differing demand, the price of the place in more demand will always be higher. The question becomes what OTHER factors drive the price up in the New York area over, say, Cleveland?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 08, 2011, 12:05:16 AM
Back on-topic...recapping the current attendees list.  Reserve now if you want to be there.


Tentative date: 04/03
Pre-dinner drinks, 3:30-4:30pm at Clubhouse Cafe.
Dinner: 4:30-7pm at Le Marais (Upstairs lounge?)
$25 per person fee.

Tentatively confirmed members:
1. Dan
2. AsherO
3. Chaikel
4. Mikeoracle
5. Smirk
6. MOSES
7. whYME
8. yare
9. Avid Reader
10. Chachem Balaileh
11. E
12. ceejay
13. mancunian

Possibly attending members:
1. SuperFlyer
2. regalhome

Members that expressed interest but have yet to confirm based on the new tentative date and location:
1. ?
2. MarkS


Waitlisted n00b members:
1. misterstuf

3 confirmed spots left...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 08, 2011, 12:09:25 AM
Back off topic:

I agree, but that ignores other factors.When there is equal supply of real estate available and differing demand, the price of the place in more demand will always be higher. The question becomes what OTHER factors drive the price up in the New York area over, say, Cleveland?

There isn't equal supply in CLE compared to NYC. NYC has the capacity to house millions (over ten million if you count the 'burbs), Cleaveland doesn't.

You want to know what's available in NYC compared to CLE? Here are a few:


I think (most of) these apply to other major cities in the USA.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 08, 2011, 12:22:07 AM
Back off topic:

There isn't equal supply in CLE compared to NYC. NYC has the capacity to house millions (over ten million if you count the 'burbs), Cleaveland doesn't.

You want to know what's available in NYC compared to CLE? Here are a few:

  • Culturally-oriented neighborhoods for people of different races/nationality.
  • Opportunities (or the perception thereof).
  • Art and entertainment venues.
  • Shopping outlets (especially for high-end consumers).

I think (most of) these apply to other major cities in the USA.
Meh.  Spoken like a true NY'er.

See here: http://www.clevelandplus.com
Greater CLE does house millions (4.1 million in fact)
Plenty of "Culturally-oriented neighborhoods for people of different races/nationality" 
Little Italy, Slavic Village, Russian enclaves, Cities that are 90% jewish, etc.
Arts and entertainment are plentiful: http://www.clevelandplus.com/artsculture.asp
And there's no lack of shopping options, including high-end, with plenty of parking to boot...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 08, 2011, 01:08:06 AM
See here: http://www.clevelandplus.com
Greater CLE does house millions (4.1 million in fact)
Plenty of "Culturally-oriented neighborhoods for people of different races/nationality" 
Little Italy, Slavic Village, Russian enclaves, Cities that are 90% jewish, etc.
Arts and entertainment are plentiful: http://www.clevelandplus.com/artsculture.asp
And there's no lack of shopping options, including high-end, with plenty of parking to boot...

Meh. Spoken like a true Ctown'er.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 08, 2011, 01:10:49 AM
Meh. Spoken like a true Ctown'er.
:D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 08, 2011, 01:13:44 AM
:D

Oh, and for the record, CLE doesn't have the perception of opportunity that NYC/LA do (your response completely ignored that bullet point), but that's just a demand factor, not a plus for actual residents.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 08, 2011, 01:22:01 AM
Oh, and for the record, CLE doesn't have the perception of opportunity that NYC/LA do (your response completely ignored that bullet point), but that's just a demand factor, not a plus for actual residents.
It all depends for what.
When my wife and I got married and moved here there was just 1 other young chabad couple and they moved to Chicago shortly thereafter.

Now there are k"ah at least 15 young chabad couples and growing!  There are couples moving here with no roots here at all!

They've come for their own opportunities...affordable housing, an affordable and highly ranked school (Case Western Reserve), and a very good quality of living at a small fraction of the cost of NY or LA without the crime and smog.


Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on February 08, 2011, 01:22:06 AM
Oh, and for the record, CLE doesn't have the perception of opportunity that NYC/LA do (your response completely ignored that bullet point), but that's just a demand factor, not a plus for actual residents.
LA has the weather that NY & CLE both do not have.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 08, 2011, 01:24:57 AM
LA has the weather that NY & CLE both do not have.
Without a doubt, that's a huge draw.

If not for the obscene home prices and the terrible environment LA is to raise frum kids I'd be living there already.
 
For now LA will just have to be a place to vacation for me though.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on February 08, 2011, 01:25:00 AM
Bottom line NY has a much greater demand relative to the supply, that's why it's so expensive.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 08, 2011, 01:26:21 AM
Bottom line NY has a much greater demand relative to the supply, that's why it's so expensive.
Of course, nobody can argue against that.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 08, 2011, 01:27:50 AM
Now there are k"ah at least 15 young chabad couples and growing!  There are couples moving here with no roots here at all!

They've come for their own opportunities...affordable housing, an affordable and highly ranked school (Case Western Reserve), and a very good quality of living at a small fraction of the cost of NY or LA without the crime and smog.

You have me tempted.

LA has the weather that NY & CLE both do not have.

As a native NY'er, I really prefer the cold. Besides, LA is overrated.

P.s. Dan, I've noticed you edited your last post immediately after posting it, do you do that often (I know I do)?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on February 08, 2011, 01:31:57 AM
Of course, nobody can argue against that.
There's (AsherO: there are?) one or two posts earlier that seem to imply that it's not that simple. I get that the discussion now is why the demand is so great in NY.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: misterstuf on February 08, 2011, 01:34:06 AM
Without a doubt, that's a huge draw.

If not for the obscene home prices and the terrible environment LA is to raise frum kids I'd be living there already.


Not that I'm jumping on the bandwagon for LA, but I know plenty of Frum people who came out of LA and some who even returned there later in life (after college, or living in New York for a few years). A terrible environment in which to raise frum kids is an environment without strong family values (and by that I mean WITHIN the family). You could live in New Square or Boro Park, Cleveland or Dallas, LA or Kansas, but without the proper environment at home, a kid can go off the derech anywhere.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on February 08, 2011, 01:35:35 AM
Not that I'm jumping on the bandwagon for LA, but I know plenty of Frum people who came out of LA and some who even returned there later in life (after college, or living in New York for a few years). A terrible environment in which to raise frum kids is an environment without strong family values (and by that I mean WITHIN the family). You could live in New Square or Boro Park, Cleveland or Dallas, LA or Kansas, but without the proper environment at home, a kid can go off the derech anywhere.
100% but it certainly helps to have a proper environment outside the home as well.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 08, 2011, 01:36:26 AM
There's (http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/there's.html) (AsherO: there are?) one or two posts earlier that seem to imply that it's not that simple. I get that the discussion now is why the demand is so great in NY.

I'm way more aligned with Dan and you on this one, than MisterStuf, though he's entitled to his opinion. I did make an effort to understand how he sees things.

P.s. Dan, does this OT discussion deserve a fork yet?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 08, 2011, 01:38:10 AM
You have me tempted.

As a native NY'er, I really prefer the cold. Besides, LA is overrated.

P.s. Dan, I've noticed you edited your last post immediately after posting it, do you do that often (I know I do)?
(http://youbentmywookie.com/wookie/gallery/cache/11688__320x240_come-to-the-dark-side.jpg)

I really gotta' stop posting that!

It's actually been very cool to see lubab couples come here.  Non-lubabs have been coming for the high-paying kollel, but lubabs coming to town is a new development.  But come they have, there are 2 guys in Case Dental, 2 guys in Case Law, another in Case undergrad.  1 managing nursing homes. another managing buildings downtown, 1 is the primary mashgiach for that cheap Natural and Kosher cheese you enjoy, an insurance agent, 3 new young shluchim couples, 1 guy who sits on his computer all day, and some that I don't know what they do, but it's not hard to survive when rent is only $600/month...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: aussiebochur on February 08, 2011, 01:40:17 AM
(http://youbentmywookie.com/wookie/gallery/cache/11688__320x240_come-to-the-dark-side.jpg)

I really gotta' stop posting that!

It's actually been very cool to see lubab couples come here.  Non-lubabs have been coming for the high-paying kollel, but lubabs coming to town is a new development.  But come they have, there are 2 guys in Case Dental, 2 guys in Case Law, another in Case undergrad.  1 managing nursing homes. another managing buildings downtown, 1 is the primary mashgiach for that cheap Natural and Kosher cheese you enjoy, an insurance agent, 3 new young shluchim couples, 1 guy who sits on his computer all day, and some that I don't know what they do, but it's not hard to survive when rent is only $600/month...
The 1 guy on the computer, is that besides for you?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 08, 2011, 01:41:52 AM
I really gotta' stop posting that!

You keep posting it in a different context. Note, it doesn't always load.

It's actually been very cool to see lubab couples come here.  Non-lubabs have been coming for the high-paying kollel, but lubabs coming to town is a new development.  But come they have, there are 2 guys in Case Dental, 2 guys in Case Law, another in Case undergrad.  1 managing nursing homes. another managing buildings downtown, 1 is the primary mashgiach for that cheap Natural and Kosher cheese you enjoy, an insurance agent, 3 new young shluchim couples, 1 guy who sits on his computer all day, and some that I don't know what they do, but it's not hard to survive when rent is only $600/month...

You're referring to yourself?

AussieBochur beat me to it :D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 08, 2011, 01:43:21 AM
Not that I'm jumping on the bandwagon for LA, but I know plenty of Frum people who came out of LA and some who even returned there later in life (after college, or living in New York for a few years). A terrible environment in which to raise frum kids is an environment without strong family values (and by that I mean WITHIN the family). You could live in New Square or Boro Park, Cleveland or Dallas, LA or Kansas, but without the proper environment at home, a kid can go off the derech anywhere.
There are always exceptions, but a child is a product of his environment.  I was in LA in yeshiva for many years and the local boys were always the biggest problems.  Over 95% of students getting into big trouble or getting thrown out were LA locals.  And I saw the kids coming out of LA days schools by hanging around LA families...their lack of innocence compared to the CLE kids shocked me.

I do love LA, but I can't bring myself to live there for my own selfish reasons (the weather, the resaurants, etc.) at the expense of my future children...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: misterstuf on February 08, 2011, 01:43:30 AM
I'm way more aligned with Dan and you on this one, than MisterStuf, though he's entitled to his opinion. I did make an effort to understand how he sees things.


I see where you're coming from. This world is a scary place to try to remain frum.
But I know that I was raised by great parents in a loving and nurturing home, and if it weren't for that, I know that I wouldn't be the man I am today.


1 guy who sits on his computer all day


That wouldn't describe anyone on here, would it?
 ;)

Wow. I got beaten to that too.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: misterstuf on February 08, 2011, 01:46:06 AM

I do love LA, but I can't bring myself to live there for my own selfish reasons (the weather, the resaurants, etc.) at the expense of my future children...

And that is a perfectly reasonable thing for you to do. But I feel that if you were to ever move there and raise your children the right way, then three might be more GOOD LA kids. Just a thought.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 08, 2011, 01:46:42 AM
I see where you're coming from. This world is a scary place to try to remain frum.
But I know that I was raised by great parents in a loving and nurturing home, and if it weren't for that, I know that I wouldn't be the man I am today.

I was referring to your position regarding NYC supply/demand.

I think (thus far) we unanimously agree that LA isn't the place to raise a family (though you stipulate that there's more to chinuch than the city one is raised in, and I agree with that too).

 Well, it seems from your last post that you don't quite agree after all...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Deal Guy on February 08, 2011, 01:47:03 AM
I do love LA, but I can't bring myself to live there for my own selfish reasons (the weather, the resaurants, etc.) at the expense of my future children...

Stock up on the diapers now ;D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 08, 2011, 01:48:14 AM
I see where you're coming from. This world is a scary place to try to remain frum.
But I know that I was raised by great parents in a loving and nurturing home, and if it weren't for that, I know that I wouldn't be the man I am today.
The home is only 1 factor.  You can be brought up in the best home, but without a positive environment you leave an awful lot to chance.

Besides your real formative years are decided as much by your friends in school as they are in your own home.  Even if you try hard with your own kid in LA who's to say what influence their classmates will have on them?


Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on February 08, 2011, 01:49:00 AM
(http://youbentmywookie.com/wookie/gallery/cache/11688__320x240_come-to-the-dark-side.jpg)

I really gotta' stop posting that!

It's actually been very cool to see lubab couples come here.  Non-lubabs have been coming for the high-paying kollel, but lubabs coming to town is a new development.  But come they have, there are 2 guys in Case Dental, 2 guys in Case Law, another in Case undergrad.  1 managing nursing homes. another managing buildings downtown, 1 is the primary mashgiach for that cheap Natural and Kosher cheese you enjoy, an insurance agent, 3 new young shluchim couples, 1 guy who sits on his computer all day, and some that I don't know what they do, but it's not hard to survive when rent is only $600/month...
You're making it sound very enticing, you keep this up and I might actually consider moving there one day...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 08, 2011, 01:49:29 AM
Stock up on the diapers now ;D

Repost (http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=4957.msg59310#msg59310) :P
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on February 08, 2011, 01:51:52 AM
Besides your real formative years are decided as much by your friends in school as they are in your own home.  Even if you try hard with your own kid in LA who's to say what influence their classmates will have on them?
Are the kids in LA nowadays the same as they were say, 10 years ago? I imagine the situation there is (at least somewhat) better now...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 08, 2011, 01:55:18 AM
Are the kids in LA nowadays the same as they were say, 10 years ago? I imagine the situation there is (at least somewhat) better now...

Why would you imagine that?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: misterstuf on February 08, 2011, 01:58:35 AM
I was referring to your position regarding NYC supply/demand.

I see. I kinda lost that track. Sorry. 

Well, it seems from your last post that you don't quite agree after all...

No, I DO agree. All I was saying is that there is the possibility that many other people felt the same way about LA as Dan, and therefore are avoiding it. If those people, who undoubtedly are good caring people (I say that because they are turned off by the negative behavior they've seen in LA), would raise their children in LA, don't you think that they could make it a better place?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: misterstuf on February 08, 2011, 01:59:39 AM
Why would you imagine that?

I don't know...
Dan lekaf zechut
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on February 08, 2011, 02:00:20 AM
Why would you imagine that?
Perception.
My grade from LA there were like 2 guys still frum by the time we finished zal.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 08, 2011, 02:02:52 AM
My grade from LA there were like 2 guys still frum by the time we finished zal.

Scary.

Where's CholentFresser tonight?...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 08, 2011, 02:03:03 AM
Perception.
My grade from LA there were like 2 guys still frum by the time we finished zal.
And if now there are 3 frum guys?  I admit I haven't learned in LA in some 4.5 years, but the stats there are still disastrous I'm sure.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 08, 2011, 02:05:17 AM
As a side note, I dated my share of girls back in the day.  Girls from outside the NYC/LA area had a certain combination of innocence, toughness, and flexibility that girls in places like NYC/LA didn't have.  I'm generalizing, I know, but after dating a few girls from NYC/LA I decided to stop cold turkey and focus on girls from the rest of the continent...

Just try asking a girl from LA about leaving (the warmth and superficiality of) LA or from NYC about leaving the conveniences of big city living.  I was shocked by just how incredibly inflexible they were...

Funny thing is a shadchan from NYC told my mother that you can't ask a girl beforehand if she would be willing to leave her hometown.  After all she claimed, if the girl falls in love she'll follow the guy anywhere.  She had to bite my tongue to not ask why she still lived in brooklyn while her husband who lost his NYC job and moved to CLE only got to see her on yomim tovim because CLE was too small town for her to handle...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 08, 2011, 02:07:00 AM
I don't know...
Dan lekaf zechut
Huh?  How does that apply here?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: misterstuf on February 08, 2011, 02:08:40 AM
Huh?  How does that apply here?

He would imagine that the situation is better because he's giving LA guys the benefit of the doubt.

Also, did i just out myself by using zechut instead of zechus?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 08, 2011, 02:12:19 AM
Also, did i just out myself by using zechut instead of zechus?

Out yourself as what? We've got lots of cultural diversity here on DDF :D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 08, 2011, 02:14:46 AM
Out yourself as what? We've got lots of cultural diversity here on DDF :D
I'm just surprised I haven't scared the locals away with the anti-NY creed I've been spewing.
Are you guys really still going to fly me to NYC?  Should I come armed?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: misterstuf on February 08, 2011, 02:15:43 AM
Out yourself as what? We've got lots of cultural diversity here on DDF :D

I know, but it seemed to me that I got involved in a conversation among Chabad guys with my M.O. sensibilities.

Should I come armed?

What do you think this is. LA? ;)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 08, 2011, 02:16:36 AM
I'm just surprised I haven't scared the locals away with the anti-NY creed I've been spewing.
Are you guys really still going to fly me to NYC?  Should I come armed?

Perhaps we'll give you a good NYC experience, and your opinion will come 'round...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 08, 2011, 02:16:46 AM
What do you think this is. LA? ;)
I'm far more nervous in crown heights at night than LA.
After all I've never been egged in LA...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 08, 2011, 02:18:43 AM
I know, but it seemed to me that I got involved in a conversation among Chabad guys with my M.O. sensibilities.

I'd hope the scope if this conversation isn't so narrow as to preclude your participation.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on February 08, 2011, 02:19:06 AM
I'm just surprised I haven't scared the locals away with the anti-NY creed I've been spewing.
Are you guys really still going to fly me to NYC?  Should I come armed?
Most people I know would love to get out of NY.
If you would've told me 5 years ago that I'd still be living here now I would've laughed at you.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: misterstuf on February 08, 2011, 02:20:02 AM
I'm far more nervous in crown heights at night than LA.
After all I've never been egged in LA...

The Jewish neighborhoods in LA aren't as close to the scarier parts as they are in NY. That's part of the NYC charm.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 08, 2011, 02:21:44 AM
Most people I know would love to get out of NY.
If you would've told me 5 years ago that I'd still be living here now I would've laughed at you.
Heck, if you would've told me 3 years ago I'd be living in CLE I'd have laughed at you!

But the restaurant and community scene here has changed for the better, so seems like I'm staying put.
Maybe even in a house soon iy"h :)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 08, 2011, 02:22:10 AM
I'm far more nervous in crown heights at night than LA.
After all I've never been egged in LA...

Quote from: Chulin 91
מכאן לצדיקים שחביב עליהם ממונם יותר מגופם
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: misterstuf on February 08, 2011, 02:24:42 AM
I'd hope the scope if this conversation isn't so narrow as to preclude your participation.

Not at all.
But I can't really refer to how many kids in my class were frum at the end of school vs at the beginning having gone to Modern Orthodox day school and high school and then a secular college. I found that more kids found religion in day school and high school (or just after) than lost it.
College is a different story. The frummest kids left to go to YU so we "lost" more frum kids due to that than to the kids losing frumness (yes, I just made up a word).
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 08, 2011, 02:26:38 AM
מכאן לצדיקים שחביב עליהם ממונם יותר מגופם
So I shouldn't have been in C.H. at night?  I guess I don't get it?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 08, 2011, 02:28:37 AM
The Jewish neighborhoods in LA aren't as close to the scarier parts as they are in NY. That's part of the NYC charm.
"“Charming” usually means a place is in need of repair and “cozy” means a space is extremely small. If a home is cluttered, the euphemisms are typically “eclectic” or “shabby chic.”"
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 08, 2011, 02:28:49 AM
So I shouldn't have been in C.H. at night?  I guess I don't get it?

Just that you worry more about being egged than Ch"V worse things...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: aussiebochur on February 08, 2011, 02:30:41 AM
Funny thing is a shadchan from NYC told my mother that you can't ask a girl beforehand if she would be willing to leave her hometown.  After all she claimed, if the girl falls in love she'll follow the guy anywhere.  She had to bite my tongue to not ask why she still lived in brooklyn while her husband who lost his NYC job and moved to CLE only got to see her on yomim tovim because CLE was too small town for her to handle...
AsherO, too late at night or given up? ;)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: misterstuf on February 08, 2011, 02:30:55 AM
מכאן לצדיקים שחביב עליהם ממונם יותר מגופם

Does ממונם include FF Miles and Hotel Points?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 08, 2011, 02:32:46 AM
Just that you worry more about being egged than Ch"V worse things...

Hey, egging hurts!

But I suppose only getting egged after being in yeshiva for a year in CH isn't too bad.  Worse things have happened to others there.

And we were having a good night too, just came back from watching C.C. Sabathia and the Indians beat up on the Mets 9-1 in Shea Stadium.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 08, 2011, 02:33:34 AM
AsherO, too late at night or given up? ;)
Hehe.  That would hurt more than the egging!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on February 08, 2011, 02:34:00 AM
Hey, egging hurts!

But I suppose only getting egged after being in yeshiva for a year in CH isn't too bad.  Worse things have happened to others there.

And we were having a good night too, just came back from watching C.C. Sabathia and the Indians beat up on the Mets 9-1 in Shea Stadium.

Were you wearing Indians gear? is that why you got egged?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 08, 2011, 02:34:16 AM
Does ממונם include FF Miles and Hotel Points?
Nope, miles aren't taxable.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 08, 2011, 02:34:33 AM
AsherO, too late at night or given up? ;)

I was going to ask how the Shadchan had the guts to get that close, but I bit my tongue... ;)

Does ממונם include FF Miles and Hotel Points?

Good one. Wait 'till the DDF lamdonus team hits this one, they'll make a pilpul (or is it tzimmes) of it.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 08, 2011, 02:34:49 AM
Were you wearing Indians gear? is that why you got egged?
Lol, nope, I wasn't.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: aussiebochur on February 08, 2011, 02:36:05 AM
I was going to ask how the Shadchan had the guts to get that close, but I bit my tongue... ;)
It was his mother...

But, liked your reply.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: misterstuf on February 08, 2011, 02:36:39 AM
watching C.C. Sabathia and the Indians beat up on the Mets 9-1 in Shea Stadium.

Two things date that statement  :P

Also, as a Mets fan, that hurts. :'(
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on February 08, 2011, 02:38:18 AM
Two things date that statement  :P
and the Mets being beat 9-1 isn't one of them ;)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 08, 2011, 02:39:20 AM
Two things date that statement  :P

Also, as a Mets fan, that hurts. :'(
Yup, gotta be circa-2004.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: moish on February 08, 2011, 02:39:32 AM
i cant speak for the chabad community in la but for the other communty, ie those who went to toras emes, i can say that there is a lot less kids per capita going off the derech than there is in ny. (cant either speak for yavne or hillel)
which can be attributed to 2 reasons imo:
1. in la, there isnt the "box" that you must fit into. you can find your place whoever you are. in ny its not that way
2. in la, kids are somewhat exposed to the non jewish culture. unlike a kid out of sheltered boro park, that after seeing an inappropriate billboard for the first time, ditches his yarmulka
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: misterstuf on February 08, 2011, 02:43:53 AM
i can say that there is a lot less kids per capita going off the derech than there is in ny.

I doubt that it is per capita. The numbers in NY are just too large comparatively. There are probably fewer kids going off the derech, but out of how many?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 08, 2011, 02:44:58 AM
i cant speak for the chabad community in la but for the other communty, ie those who went to toras emes, i can say that there is a lot less kids per capita going off the derech than there is in ny. (cant either speak for yavne or hillel)
which can be attributed to 2 reasons imo:
1. in la, there isnt the "box" that you must fit into. you can find your place whoever you are. in ny its not that way
2. in la, kids are somewhat exposed to the non jewish culture. unlike a kid out of sheltered boro park, that after seeing an inappropriate billboard for the first time, ditches his yarmulka

And in CLE I would say you have the best of both worlds.  Not too sheltered, but not a pritzusdike environment either.
Out of 25 kids in my elementary class I don't know of any that went of the derech.  Which speaks volumes about raising a kid in the midwest versus on the coasts.  Or else it says that HAC does a fine job at jewish (and secular for that matter) education.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on February 08, 2011, 02:46:30 AM
I doubt that it is per capita. The numbers in NY are just too large comparatively. There are probably fewer kids going off the derech, but out of how many?
+1
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 08, 2011, 04:43:40 AM
I understand Dan completely.

Living in CLE is good, its cheaper and less stressy than NYC/NJ, and in CLE I saw places called brooklyn and lakewood, so he is all covered there.

About the education: I believe the "box" matsav is the worst for the kids; the softies will stick to the rules, and local (sometimes absurd) customs, such as having a yarmulke with a circumference of at least 18 inches + a border; where as the toughies -as they will be stamped as off the derech- for not having a border on their yarmulke- will just drop it all....

About the DDD: what are the cancellation costs?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 08, 2011, 04:58:23 AM
About the DDD: what are the cancellation costs?

You haven't even made the official list yet :P

Oh, and before you discuss the pros/cons of living in various cities in the USA, you're going to have to make a case for living in EU :P
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: aussiebochur on February 08, 2011, 06:13:02 AM
About the DDD: what are the cancellation costs?
All fees are waived for DD lifetime platinum members.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: chuchem on February 08, 2011, 07:52:53 AM
All fees are waived for DD lifetime platinum members.
Time to start getting involved in every subject, like this one can save on fees. Is this the first published benefit of DD LP?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: ? on February 08, 2011, 08:18:45 AM
Not that I'm jumping on the bandwagon for LA, but I know plenty of Frum people who came out of LA and some who even returned there later in life (after college, or living in New York for a few years). A terrible environment in which to raise frum kids is an environment without strong family values (and by that I mean WITHIN the family). You could live in New Square or Boro Park, Cleveland or Dallas, LA or Kansas, but without the proper environment at home, a kid can go off the derech anywhere.
+100000000
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: moish on February 08, 2011, 08:31:12 AM
And in CLE I would say you have the best of both worlds.  Not too sheltered, but not a pritzusdike environment either.
Out of 25 kids in my elementary class I don't know of any that went of the derech.  Which speaks volumes about raising a kid in the midwest versus on the coasts.  Or else it says that HAC does a fine job at jewish (and secular for that matter) education.
out of the 50-60 kids in my elementary grade, i also know of none thats not frum today
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on February 08, 2011, 08:34:37 AM
OMG!! where was I last night???  i'm from LA and would've had so much to say...
I guess that ta'aruvos is just getting to me...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on February 08, 2011, 11:55:16 AM
OMG!! where was I last night???  i'm from LA and would've had so much to say...
It's not too late.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 08, 2011, 01:23:59 PM
So I created a Wiki page for the DD DO (http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?action=wiki;page=DDDO), but it looks a bit cumbersome... What do you guys think?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: elikay on February 08, 2011, 03:59:41 PM
So I created a Wiki page for the DD DO (http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?action=wiki;page=DDDO), but it looks a bit cumbersome... What do you guys think?
Am I the only one seeing it cutoff like this?
(http://i52.tinypic.com/2wh2zcj.jpg)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 08, 2011, 04:01:17 PM
Am I the only one seeing it cutoff like this?
(http://i52.tinypic.com/vgpfnp.jpg)
Nope, cutoff for me too.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: E on February 08, 2011, 04:29:46 PM
Iv'e tried in many browsers all seem to have the same issue
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on February 08, 2011, 04:36:56 PM
The problem is that the div that the buttons are in has margin-top of -1em.
take that away and it wont cut off.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Chaikel on February 08, 2011, 04:45:08 PM
Nope, cutoff for me too.
Me too, plus I can't work it.
The wiki doesn't have to be SMF, it can be any engine with a link
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on February 08, 2011, 04:51:08 PM
I'd say from the 60 kids in my CH Chabad elementary grade maybe 5-8 are off the Derech.

I fully agree with Dan's sentiments about living away from the costs and the different culture found there. I tried living in smaller cities for three years. First I loved it but after a while I just started missing the action in NY. What can I say. Maybe I should try something in the middle like CLE :)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 08, 2011, 04:56:37 PM
I'd say from the 60 kids in my CH Chabad elementary grade maybe 5-8 are off the Derech.

I fully agree with Dan's sentiments about living away from the costs and the different culture found there. I tried living in smaller cities for three years. First I loved it but after a while I just started missing the action in NY. What can I say. Maybe I should try something in the middle like CLE :)
There is such a thing as being too small.  I wouldn't live in Kansas City where there's no chinuch and no restaurants unless Sprint decided they wanted a new CEO.
But cities like Cleveland, Chicago, Baltimore, etc. make for a pretty happy medium IMHO.
Pittsburgh wouldn't be bad if it weren't for the decrepit housing infrastructure in the jewish community and the shocking lack of any restaurants.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on February 08, 2011, 05:10:33 PM
There is such a thing as being too small.  I wouldn't live in Kansas City where there's no chinuch and no restaurants unless Sprint decided they wanted a new CEO.
But cities like Cleveland, Chicago, Baltimore, etc. make for a pretty happy medium IMHO.
Pittsburgh wouldn't be bad if it weren't for the decrepit housing infrastructure in the jewish community and the shocking lack of any restaurants.
You had me there until "Pittsburgh wouldn't be bad..."
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: yare on February 08, 2011, 05:15:17 PM
You had me there until "Pittsburgh wouldn't be bad..."
lol
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 08, 2011, 05:22:06 PM
You had me there until "Pittsburgh wouldn't be bad..."
Bad memories? 
I did leave it off that PIT is bad :)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 08, 2011, 05:25:56 PM
There is such a thing as being too small.  I wouldn't live in Kansas City where there's no chinuch and no restaurants unless Sprint decided they wanted a new CEO.

1. Didn't you say you wouldn't live in LA for selfish reasons (http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=5257.msg59462#msg59462), why is KCMO/Sprint any different?
2. You really want the helm of a sinking Titanic?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 08, 2011, 05:31:10 PM
1. Didn't you say you wouldn't live in LA for selfish reasons (http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=5257.msg59462#msg59462), why is KCMO/Sprint any different?
2. You really want the helm of a sinking Titanic?
1. Going to LA for the warmth would be selfish.  Going somewhere for a career move isn't selfish IMHO.
2. Absolutely.  That's when the fun just begins! 
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on February 08, 2011, 05:34:22 PM
1. Going to LA for the warmth would be selfish.  Going somewhere for a career move isn't selfish IMHO.
2. Absolutely.  That's when the fun just begins! 
+ arguably no chinuch is not as bad as "bad" chinuch


Bad memories? 
Yeah, you can say that.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 08, 2011, 05:35:00 PM
+ arguably no chinuch is not as bad as "bad" chinuch

+1
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: misterstuf on February 08, 2011, 05:35:55 PM
I wouldn't live in Kansas City where there's no chinuch and no restaurants unless Sprint decided they wanted a new CEO.

If you become CEO of Sprint, will there be a special DDF+F rate?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 08, 2011, 05:37:08 PM
+ arguably no chinuch is not as bad as "bad" chinuch
True.
Yeah, you can say that.
We're listening :D


Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 08, 2011, 05:37:21 PM
If you become CEO of Sprint, will there be a special DDF+F rate?

DDF+F?

Of course. Ctownphones will become a national promotion :D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on February 08, 2011, 05:42:24 PM
We're listening :D
One day... :)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: misterstuf on February 08, 2011, 06:11:26 PM
DDF+F?

Of course. Ctownphones will become a national promotion :D

DansDealsForum and Family?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on February 08, 2011, 07:18:21 PM
There is such a thing as being too small.  I wouldn't live in Kansas City where there's no chinuch and no restaurants unless Sprint decided they wanted a new CEO.
But cities like Cleveland, Chicago, Baltimore, etc. make for a pretty happy medium IMHO.
Pittsburgh wouldn't be bad if it weren't for the decrepit housing infrastructure in the jewish community and the shocking lack of any restaurants.

Agreed. Any good cities places with warmer weather then these?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 08, 2011, 07:43:15 PM
Agreed. Any good cities places with warmer weather then these?
I wish.
Honestly, I think the warm weather/beach culture is part of the problem.
Just look at the majority of kids that come out of LA or Sydney...

Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on February 08, 2011, 07:59:27 PM
I wish.
Honestly, I think the warm weather/beach culture is part of the problem.
Just look at the majority of kids that come out of LA or Sydney...



How do Miami kids turn out?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on February 08, 2011, 08:05:49 PM
about LA, agreed. I think its a true brocho for every kid who makes it out of LA completely frum.
the stuff kid's are exposed to, is like nowhere (arguable) else, eventhough the cheder in LA has really picked up a lot over the past years and is now a very good school, that can't control what goes on out of school.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on February 08, 2011, 08:28:02 PM
Agreed. Any good cities places with warmer weather then these?
Maybe Houston? Phoenix? If there is anything I imagine it would be somewhere in the southwest...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on February 08, 2011, 09:58:35 PM
I wish.
Honestly, I think the warm weather/beach culture is part of the problem.
Just look at the majority of kids that come out of LA or Sydney...



Makes sense. This fits right in with (one of) the reason(s) why we learn Pirkei Avos when the warm weather comes, because of the atmosphere the warm weather brings and what comes with it..
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: misterstuf on February 08, 2011, 10:41:50 PM
Maybe Houston? Phoenix? If there is anything I imagine it would be somewhere in the southwest...

There is warm weather many places in Israel...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on February 08, 2011, 10:53:24 PM
I think we were speaking about USA.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: misterstuf on February 08, 2011, 11:48:45 PM
I think we were speaking about USA.

I'm 100% sure we were talking about the USA. I'm just sayin'  ;)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on February 08, 2011, 11:50:29 PM
I was just being nice saying 'i think'.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 09, 2011, 01:08:46 AM
This warm weather side effect seems true everywhere unfortunately...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: misterstuf on February 09, 2011, 02:19:35 AM
I was just being nice saying 'i think'.

Thanks for being nice. I'm sensitive, you know...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Deal Guy on February 09, 2011, 02:23:28 AM
Thanks for being nice. I'm sensitive, you know...
Wow! you're at 43 posts already. You're doing a good job getting yourself into the DO ;)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: misterstuf on February 09, 2011, 03:29:25 AM
Wow! you're at 43 posts already. You're doing a good job getting yourself into the DO ;)
Shhhh! Someone else might figure this out and change the rules again...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 09, 2011, 06:15:24 PM
WSJ: Cleveland is the most undervalued housing market (median home price/median income) in the nation. (http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CCAQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052748703313304576132291585938656.html&rct=j&q=wsj%20cleveland%20undervalued&ei=ZB9TTdOUMMH38Aa31eiBCg&usg=AFQjCNEGxg9gAzalbMV0gLNv9LT7F5vVaA&sig2=JzsYmuHtYDDqTddj24Ng_Q&cad=rja)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: misterstuf on February 09, 2011, 06:28:32 PM
WSJ: Cleveland is the most undervalued housing market (median home price/median income) in the nation. (http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CCAQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052748703313304576132291585938656.html&rct=j&q=wsj%20cleveland%20undervalued&ei=ZB9TTdOUMMH38Aa31eiBCg&usg=AFQjCNEGxg9gAzalbMV0gLNv9LT7F5vVaA&sig2=JzsYmuHtYDDqTddj24Ng_Q&cad=rja)

Now THAT should be listed in the Deals section.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 09, 2011, 06:33:07 PM
Now THAT should be listed in the Deals section.

I think I said something to that effect already. Dan, would you be interested in partaking a real-estate development (for a Frum (Chabad?) crowd) somewhere in the CLE area?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: aussiebochur on February 09, 2011, 07:45:52 PM
I think I said something to that effect already. Dan, would you be interested in partaking a real-estate development (for a Frum (Chabad?) crowd) somewhere in the CLE area?
I'm in.

Just imagining the advertisements, "Come live in Cleveland, blah blah blah and learn how to fly the world for free".
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on February 09, 2011, 07:47:42 PM
I'd love to live in CLE...:)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 09, 2011, 07:50:45 PM
Just imagining the advertisements, "Come live in Cleveland, blah blah blah and learn how to fly the world for free".

Meh, I'd be annoyed if I came to shul on Shabbos and all people were talking about (not that people should be talking about anything in Shul) is miles and miles and more miles.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: aussiebochur on February 09, 2011, 07:53:40 PM
Meh, I'd be annoyed if I came to shul on Shabbos and all people were talking about (not that people should be talking about anything in Shul) is miles and miles and more miles.
Nobody likes to talk about what they do all week on their day off ;)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 09, 2011, 07:56:04 PM
Nobody likes to talk about what they do all week on their day off ;)

I would hope so.

This is on-topic for the DO, I hope it isn't going to be a wallet-candy/complex-award-reservation competition.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: misterstuf on February 09, 2011, 07:57:30 PM
Nobody likes to talk about what they do all week on their day off ;)

If only that were the case...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: aussiebochur on February 09, 2011, 07:58:45 PM
I would hope so.

This is on-topic for the DO, I hope it isn't going to be a wallet-candy/complex-award-reservation competition.
So casually uninviting  (is that a word?) Superflyer? ;)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 09, 2011, 08:04:37 PM
So casually uninviting  (is that a word?) Superflyer? ;)

It's a word, and no, just hoping I won't be let down. I'm coming to chill, not to a my-ego-is-bigger-than-yours-fest.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 09, 2011, 10:24:49 PM
I think I said something to that effect already. Dan, would you be interested in partaking a real-estate development (for a Frum (Chabad?) crowd) somewhere in the CLE area?
Plenty of affordable housing within the jewish community, why the need to build something new?

Meh, I'd be annoyed if I came to shul on Shabbos and all people were talking about (not that people should be talking about anything in Shul) is miles and miles and more miles.
None of the young Chabad guys in CLE play the game too much.  Except this one older guy who hounds me every time I see him...lol

Of course there's also beaubo and aaa, but we don't see them at Chabad too often :)
I did have lunch with beaubo.  That guy thinks big!

There is however a contingency of vaiber though that manage to get nearly all of their groceries for free (and not via food stamps), it's actually pretty impressive.


I would hope so.

This is on-topic for the DO, I hope it isn't going to be a wallet-candy/complex-award-reservation competition.
You do realize that it will inevitably happen :D
Super 'ought to come just to show off his wallet candy...not too many people have what he's got.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: aussiebochur on February 09, 2011, 10:36:13 PM
You do realize that it will inevitably happen :D
Super 'ought to come just to show off his wallet candy...not too many people have what he's got.
What does he have that you don't? Except Alitalia Freccia Alata ;)

Perhaps you should bring your collection of cc's. Now that's impressive...
But you need the guys to cheap in a bit more for the checked luggage...
No, wait, your platinum, so its free...
But it won't fit in 3 suitcases, so guys,if you want to see it its gonna cost...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 09, 2011, 10:58:10 PM
What does he have that you don't? Except Alitalia Freccia Alata ;)

Perhaps you should bring your collection of cc's. Now that's impressive...
But you need the guys to cheap in a bit more for the checked luggage...
No, wait, your platinum, so its free...
But it won't fit in 3 suitcases, so guys,if you want to see it its gonna cost...

Seriously, three suitcases of cards? I've seen pics before, and I don't think it's nearly that many. I hope you're exaggerating...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 09, 2011, 11:10:50 PM
You do realize that it will inevitably happen :D
Super 'ought to come just to show off his wallet candy...not too many people have what he's got.

It's one of the things that will happen or it'll be 6 hours of the same?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on February 09, 2011, 11:18:51 PM
Well I have nothing worth showing so you don't have to worry about me  :P

Oh, and btw, congrats to misterstuf on 50 posts. welcome to the DO.  ;D

Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: misterstuf on February 09, 2011, 11:25:26 PM

Oh, and btw, congrats to misterstuf on 50 posts. welcome to the DO.  ;D


Thank you.
I couldn't have done it without all of you guys.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 10, 2011, 03:00:37 AM
If you think about it as ego boasting, I'm nothing of the like.

Proving extreme crazes in flying and loopholing is fun. Nothing to do with "I'm better than you" talk.

Don't underestimate dans cc collection; a whole room dedicated to it.

Pick any type of cc, in conjunction with any expiration date, and you get some 10 cc's presented.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 10, 2011, 03:04:07 AM
If you think about it as ego boasting, I'm nothing of the like.

Proving extreme crazes in flying and loopholing is fun. Nothing to do with "I'm better than you" talk.

It was a very general statement, not about anyone specific.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 10, 2011, 03:16:32 AM
I know, but wanted to let you know that you will not get tortured for not having gold/plat plastic.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 10, 2011, 03:18:10 AM
I know, but wanted to let you know that you will not get tortured for not having gold/plat plastic.

It won't offend me, it's just a waste of my time.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 10, 2011, 03:40:14 AM
People on DD are talking about shtiks savings on travel etc.

Those people meet, what is going to be their common lingo? Shakespears Shylock? No ! Venice? Maybe.

You dig?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 10, 2011, 03:46:03 AM
People on DD are talking about shtiks savings on travel etc.

Those people meet, what is going to be their common lingo? Shakespears Shylock? No ! Venice? Maybe.

You dig?

People can talk about what they want, I just hope it isn't an ego-fest. I have no reason to believe it will be one, and I look forward to meeting y'all on the list.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 10, 2011, 03:51:48 AM
So far any DD'er I've met or spoken to, has not radiated any kind ego superiority, as far as I could tell.

A very little minority had inverted IQ and/or rude and selfish.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 10, 2011, 03:54:10 AM
So far any DD'er I've met or spoken to, has not radiated any kind ego superiority, as far as I could tell.

A very little minority had inverted IQ and/or rude and selfish.

Some DDF members radiate ego even via their posts :D

What is an inverted IQ?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 10, 2011, 03:57:19 AM
Come on Ashero, a little creativity please, or I'm gona go ego on you. Big time.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 10, 2011, 04:04:30 AM
Come on Ashero, a little creativity please, or I'm gona go ego on you. Big time.

Meh, your ego doesn't fit on a plane, so you can't bring it to NY :P

(Next time ask me to be nice, before you ask me to be creative :D )
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 10, 2011, 04:14:47 AM
So I guess the little minority isn't so little after all...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 10, 2011, 04:17:29 AM
So I guess the little minority isn't so little after all...

:D Just teasing.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 10, 2011, 04:36:29 AM
So am I.

But you are once again, ready for bed.

Take the pill + hamapill, and off you go.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 10, 2011, 04:41:04 AM
But you are once again, ready for bed.

Take the pill + hamapill, and off you go.

You're sure you were never a dorm counselor?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 10, 2011, 04:52:26 AM
No, inverted dorm counselor, waking up the dead in the morning.

Didn't last long.

I ran out of patience too fast.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 11, 2011, 11:23:34 AM
If anyone else would like to fly in from outside of NYC then we'll waive the $25 attendance fee.

Tentative date: 04/03
Pre-dinner drinks, 3:30-4:30pm at Clubhouse Cafe.
Dinner: 4:30-7pm at Le Marais (Upstairs lounge?)
$25 per person fee.

Tentatively confirmed members:
1. Dan
2. AsherO
3. Chaikel
4. Mikeoracle
5. Smirk
6. MOSES
7. whYME
8. yare
9. Avid Reader
10. Chachem Balaileh
11. E
12. ceejay
13. mancunian
14. misterstuf

Possibly attending members:
1. SuperFlyer
2. regalhome

Members that expressed interest but have yet to confirm based on the new tentative date and location:
1. ?
2. MarkS

2 confirmed spots left...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: aussiebochur on February 11, 2011, 11:30:31 AM
If anyone else would like to fly in from outside of NYC then we'll waive the $25 attendance fee.

Tentative date: 04/03
Pre-dinner drinks, 3:30-4:30pm at Clubhouse Cafe.
Dinner: 4:30-7pm at Le Marais (Upstairs lounge?)
$25 per person fee.

Tentatively confirmed members:
1. Dan
2. AsherO
3. Chaikel
4. Mikeoracle
5. Smirk
6. MOSES
7. whYME
8. yare
9. Avid Reader
10. Chachem Balaileh
11. E
12. ceejay
13. mancunian
14. misterstuf

Possibly attending members:
1. SuperFlyer
2. regalhome

Members that expressed interest but have yet to confirm based on the new tentative date and location:
1. ?
2. MarkS

2 confirmed spots left...
Can we catch a ride from the airport with you? ;)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 11, 2011, 11:47:09 AM
Can we catch a ride from the airport with you? ;)
As long as you're flying into LGA...don't think you'll find a nonstop from LAX to do that, but I'm sure you take the stop for more miles, right :)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 11, 2011, 12:06:13 PM
If anyone else would like to fly in from outside of NYC then we'll waive the $25 attendance fee.

That's unfair IMHO. I know you're biased against NYC, but still... :P
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 11, 2011, 12:08:20 PM
That's unfair IMHO. I know you're biased against NYC, but still... :P
If someone is willing to pay a couple hundred bucks or burn the miles to fly into a DO then I'll put out $25 for them.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 11, 2011, 12:09:23 PM
If someone is willing to pay a couple hundred bucks or burn the miles to fly into a DO then I'll put out $25 for them.

So if SF shows up you'll have to give yourself $25...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 11, 2011, 12:15:05 PM
So if SF shows up you'll have to give yourself $25...
Something like that :)
I'm assuming that coming for a day will cost at least $400 after all is said and done, so it is $25 less in my pocket. 
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 11, 2011, 12:28:01 PM
Something like that :)
I'm assuming that coming for a day will cost at least $400 after all is said and done, so it is $25 less in my pocket. 

Sorry sir, you're going to have to do better than that if you're trying to elicit my compassion.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 11, 2011, 12:31:54 PM
Sorry sir, you're going to have to do better than that if you're trying to elicit my compassion.
Don't need compassion, I have a wife for that.  Just explaining that I'm not going to NY to make $5.67 off you guys.  And that if someone is dedicated enough to fly in that I'll take $25 out of my pocket for that.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 11, 2011, 12:36:23 PM
Just explaining that I'm not going to NY to make $5.67 off you guys.

Thanks for clarifying, I wasn't sure.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 11, 2011, 12:42:16 PM
Thanks for clarifying, I wasn't sure.
Not too complicated that it should need clarifying again, but
-Current airfare CAK-LGA: $251
-Avis car rental with tax: $84
-Parking+2 hours driving (RT to CAK to avoid the $1,043 airfare from CLE)
-Gas in NYC+Tolls+Parking in Manhattan.

I have no need to be in NYC, if people want to cover the expenses I'm happy to fly anywhere, but otherwise guys like Aussie and Super have managed to find their way to my place.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on February 11, 2011, 01:41:30 PM
Just explaining that I'm not going to NY to make $5.67 off you guys.
how about for 567 miles? would you do it for that? :)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 11, 2011, 01:44:09 PM
how about for 567 miles? would you do it for that? :)
I'd get 2,000 miles if I flew CO, but then again they want $1,043.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Smirk on February 11, 2011, 02:25:49 PM
@Dan
My office is 15 min away from LGA, where I'd be coming from. It would be my pleasure to pick you up.

P.s. It can save each person about $5 :)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 11, 2011, 02:27:13 PM
@Dan
My office is 15 min away from LGA, where I'd be coming from. It would be my pleasure to pick you up.

P.s. It can save each person about $5 :)


Okay, this is going to get interesting...

*sits at the sidelines and watches*
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: aussiebochur on February 11, 2011, 02:33:47 PM
@Dan
My office is 15 min away from LGA, where I'd be coming from. It would be my pleasure to pick you up.

P.s. It can save each person about $5 :)

Work on Sunday morning?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on February 11, 2011, 02:40:55 PM
Dan, I'll drive you from CLE.
(since we know how much you love driving and hate flying :) )
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 11, 2011, 02:46:07 PM
@Dan
My office is 15 min away from LGA, where I'd be coming from. It would be my pleasure to pick you up.

P.s. It can save each person about $5 :)

Thanks for the offer...reminds me of when Yubie picked me up from JFK on my way back from Brazil and drove me around the entire day :)

I'll probably come in on the early flight and daven at the ohel.  If anyone wants to chauffeur/babysit me for the whole day though I won't say no.  Otherwise a rental is probably best.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 11, 2011, 02:54:18 PM
Thanks for the offer...reminds me of when Yubie picked me up from JFK on my way back from Brazil and drove me around the entire day :)

I'll probably come in on the early flight and daven at the ohel.  If anyone wants to chauffeur/babysit me for the whole day though I won't say no.  Otherwise a rental is probably best.

I think someone might take you up on that offer. (not me)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 11, 2011, 04:04:30 PM
I think someone might take you up on that offer. (not me)
Who?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 12, 2011, 07:42:16 PM
Who?

He'll tell you on his own.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 12, 2011, 09:37:00 PM
If only Talia's didn't have a limit of 1 cert per table...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: mancunian on February 12, 2011, 11:01:03 PM
what do you mean? it would be my honor to be his chauffeur/babysitter. but i dont have a car
you guys dont pick up your friends from the airport?

and about this la stuff, um... i think i was one of those trouble local kids when u were there ;)
and lav davka did i come out totally frum

but, to put in my 2 cents, i prefer la/nyc to small towns. people dont have that narrow mindedness. its just the fact. i think. i never did an official study though, and i dont wish to judge or offend anyone. personally, i think i gained a lot from travelling the (parts of) world - with regards to being narrow minded. but someone who comes out frum from la or nyc (not like a stupid CH'er) is much better off with regards to his outlook i think. and i dont see myself being satisfied with having frum kids. i want them to be normal. so no pittsburgh ;)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: eliteflyer on February 12, 2011, 11:14:18 PM
I have some tentative weekends with a Lincoln MKX :-)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 13, 2011, 01:13:25 AM
what do you mean? it would be my honor to be his chauffeur/babysitter. but i dont have a car
you guys dont pick up your friends from the airport?

and about this la stuff, um... i think i was one of those trouble local kids when u were there ;)
and lav davka did i come out totally frum

but, to put in my 2 cents, i prefer la/nyc to small towns. people dont have that narrow mindedness. its just the fact. i think. i never did an official study though, and i dont wish to judge or offend anyone. personally, i think i gained a lot from travelling the (parts of) world - with regards to being narrow minded. but someone who comes out frum from la or nyc (not like a stupid CH'er) is much better off with regards to his outlook i think. and i dont see myself being satisfied with having frum kids. i want them to be normal. so no pittsburgh ;)
I'm obviously biased, but I don't think Clevelanders or other "small towners" are narrow minded.  People here are have been around the world and back, but just prefer the simple, calm, spacious, and safe environment that you can get here that you can't get in NYC.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on February 13, 2011, 10:11:23 AM
what do you mean? it would be my honor to be his chauffeur/babysitter. but i dont have a car
you guys dont pick up your friends from the airport?

and about this la stuff, um... i think i was one of those trouble local kids when u were there ;)
and lav davka did i come out totally frum

but, to put in my 2 cents, i prefer la/nyc to small towns. people dont have that narrow mindedness. its just the fact. i think. i never did an official study though, and i don't wish to judge or offend anyone. personally, i think i gained a lot from travelling the (parts of) world - with regards to being narrow minded. but someone who comes out frum from la or nyc (not like a stupid CH'er) is much better off with regards to his outlook i think. and i dont see myself being satisfied with having frum kids. i want them to be normal. so no pittsburgh ;)
I found the outlook and open mindedness of out of towners to be much better then those who come from NY. Of course  CH is another story.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on February 13, 2011, 10:23:20 AM
Who?
I was discussing with AsherO if we should pick u up from the airport. He wasn't sure if you'd rather that or driving you own fancy Avis car...
In any case, iI would be happy to drive u around Sunday (not sure about the babysitting part, I stopped 'pampering' a while ago :)). If the winner is the one who has the nicest car, I'. Not sure my Chevy Minivan will qualify, but it definitely will give you a smooth ride wherever you take it.

Regards from Venice. I sent Rami your regards and he knew that many people were coming because of the Iberia deal.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 13, 2011, 11:06:33 AM
I was discussing with AsherO if we should pick u up from the airport. He wasn't sure if you'd rather that or driving you own fancy Avis car...
In any case, iI would be happy to drive u around Sunday (not sure about the babysitting part, I stopped 'pampering' a while ago :)). If the winner is the one who has the nicest car, I'. Not sure my Chevy Minivan will qualify, but it definitely will give you a smooth ride wherever you take it.

Regards from Venice. I sent Rami your regards and he knew that many people were coming because of the Iberia deal.
Lol...
I don't need any fancy cars...I drive a beat-up Chevy Minivan at home that I traded for a mileage ticket :)
The Caddy/Infiniti just becomes a fringe benefit of traveling when I go from a regular joe shmoe to getting treated like royalty by the airlines/car rental agency/hotels.

If someone wants to take me from LGA to the Ohel, LM, and back to LGA I won't say no to saving everyone a few bucks.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 13, 2011, 11:08:28 AM
I found the outlook and open mindedness of out of towners to be much better then those who come from NY. Of course  CH is another story.
Many NY'ers have an unfortunate superiority complex...I hope that people that travel and get out of NY as much as DDF'ers do would rise above that.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 13, 2011, 12:42:36 PM
So anyone else up for sitting at 8 different tables at Talia's and then asking them to combine the tables :D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 13, 2011, 01:30:23 PM
Avid reader, still alive? YAY !

I guess your virtual guide didn't fail you.

Tell R' Banin regards from "kosher discount/Gros". That's somehow me.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 13, 2011, 01:49:41 PM
If any confirmed DO attendees want to try for Talia's for free you can post your referral link (one-time exception!) here.
If 3 people buy with your link then your purchase is free.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 13, 2011, 02:03:50 PM
Add this to the why I don't live in NY list:
http://www.crownheights.info/index.php?itemid=32341
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 13, 2011, 02:06:44 PM
The final date is 3rd April?

Scary to book so far ahead...

(2), 4, 6 weeks earlier would be tops.

If AAA could show up that would be nice, as didn't finish his treatment last time...


Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 13, 2011, 02:08:59 PM
The final date is 3rd April?

Scary to book so far ahead...

(2), 4, 6 weeks earlier would be tops.

If AAA could show up that would be nice, as didn't finish his treatment last time...



7 weeks ahead, you can do it :)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on February 13, 2011, 02:10:15 PM
Lol...
I don't need any fancy cars...I drive a beat-up Chevy Minivan at home that I traded for a mileage ticket :)
The Caddy/Infiniti just becomes a fringe benefit of traveling when I go from a regular joe shmoe to getting treated like royalty by the airlines/car rental agency/hotels.

If someone wants to take me from LGA to the Ohel, LM, and back to LGA I won't say no to saving everyone a few bucks.
Well then me it is. in fact I'll take anyone else who is coming from LGA too if the timing works out.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on February 13, 2011, 02:18:37 PM
Avid reader, still alive? YAY !

I guess your virtual guide didn't fail you.

Tell R' Banin regards from nullkosher discount/Grosnull. That's somehow me.

thanks! One of the best things for me when getting into Venice was having SF giving me step by step direction to my hotel via BB messenger!

I met up with another DD fan (hopefully soon to become a poster if I did a good job convincing him) and we had plenty to talk about over shabbos and at GAM GAM.

When I get some normal internet I'll post more...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 13, 2011, 02:34:34 PM
Add this to the why I don't live in NY list:
http://www.crownheights.info/index.php?itemid=32341

Please quit the NY bashing, I think we got your point.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 13, 2011, 02:40:59 PM
Please quit the NY bashing, I think we got your point.
Touchy subject?
I don't think linking to an article is under the "bashing" category.  Just reasons why I don't live there as others post reasons why they wouldn't live in CLE.
Seemed good-natured enough to me until now.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 13, 2011, 02:43:24 PM
Touchy subject?
I don't think linking to an article is under the "bashing" category.  Just reasons why I don't live there as others post reasons why they wouldn't live in CLE.
Seemed good-natured enough to me until now.

Absolutely. No need to alienate your NYC readers. We're all aware of the crime rate, no need to rub it in.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 13, 2011, 02:46:03 PM
Absolutely. No need to alienate your NYC readers. We're all aware of the crime rate, no need to rub it in.

1 link to an article on crime (a subject that wasn't brought up in the previous 42 pages of debate AFAIK) is rubbing it in?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 13, 2011, 02:52:04 PM
1 link to an article on crime (a subject that wasn't brought up in the previous 42 pages of debate AFAIK) is rubbing it in?

There weren't 42 pages of debate. Besides, it's been a bunch of posts since that discussion.

We all know CLE doesn't have the population/demographics of NYC (and can only speculate what would happen if it did).

Let's be intellectually honest please. A bullet point saying CLE has a lower crime rate would completely suffice for making your point.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 13, 2011, 02:56:43 PM
There weren't 42 pages of debate. Besides, it's been a bunch of posts since that discussion.

We all know CLE doesn't have the population/demographics of NYC (and can only speculate what would happen if it did).

Let's be intellectually honest please. A bullet point saying CLE has a lower crime rate would completely suffice for making your point.
Someone else brought up the NYC vs. narrow-minded Midwesterners such as myself and I merely added another counter-point.  A bullet point is hardly as effective or emotinal as an article.

Fair enough though, I'll bow out of the (bashing?) debate for now.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 13, 2011, 03:01:04 PM
A bullet point is hardly as effective or emotinal as an article.

Precisely my point.

And whoever called you narrow-minded should look in the mirror more often :D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: eliteflyer on February 13, 2011, 03:59:17 PM
Add this to the why I don't live in NY list:
http://www.crownheights.info/index.php?itemid=32341
Lovely to read about whats going on on one block over on a Sunday morning. We should really pack our bags...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: mancunian on February 13, 2011, 06:50:23 PM
Many NY'ers have an unfortunate superiority complex...I hope that people that travel and get out of NY as much as DDF'ers do would rise above that.
+1
Someone else brought up the NYC vs. narrow-minded Midwesterners such as myself and I merely added another counter-point.
Ouch!
I'm not even going to TRY to defend myself, i think that was clearly taken out of context
And whoever called you narrow-minded should look in the mirror more often :D
am i still invited?!?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: mancunian on February 13, 2011, 07:46:52 PM
ok, i will defend myself.

1. i didnt make a big deal of Dan generalizing about the trouble local kids in la, even though its very possible he was actually (inadvertantly) referring to me much more than i was referring to him.
i took it like a man, with a joke, and actually i think Dan took what i said the same way

2. as was clearly stated many times throughout this, although there are issues with each place there are also solutions/ways to avoid it totally. and like Dan mentioned:
I hope that people that travel and get out of NY as much as DDF'ers do would rise above that.
and NECESSARILY regarding narrow mindedness, if indeed it would apply in the specific circumstances, what Dan said would be a clear antidote.

3. its not an unfamiliar thing for each place to have its own klipa. i don't understand what the offense is. the west coast is pust and nothing not even yiddishkait is real. europe has the opposite impression, with real tangible interferences with the appreciation of refined concepts. But on the other hand they can appreciate yiddishkait as a true thing, with much more substance than one lacking any relevancy in life at all. and it is each of our job to confront our own circumstances. Why is one an offence? and why any more than any other? maybe even the contrary is true

i think anyone who took these comments out of context should look in the mirror
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 13, 2011, 07:59:53 PM
Ayayay...
I thought this was all in good humor until AsherO's post, but it seems like everyone's taking things very personally.
Let's keep the thread on the topic of the DO so we'll still have left what to insult each other face to face :D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 13, 2011, 08:10:57 PM
If any confirmed DO attendees want to try for Talia's for free you can post your referral link (one-time exception!) here.
If 3 people buy with your link then your purchase is free.
Noone posting their link here?  Already made a number of people's purchases free by posting their link on the main site.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Deal Guy on February 13, 2011, 11:36:46 PM
Noone posting their link here?  Already made a number of people's purchases free by posting their link on the main site.

Have you confirmed that they will let you combine a number of certificates?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 13, 2011, 11:43:47 PM
Have you confirmed that they will let you combine a number of certificates?
Nope.
Shame nobody took me up on the offer to post their link...go figure :o
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Deal Guy on February 13, 2011, 11:46:06 PM
Nope.
Shame nobody took me up on the offer to post their link...go figure :o

Would you post my link, since I want to come, but wife won't agree? :D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 13, 2011, 11:53:12 PM
Nope.
Shame nobody took me up on the offer to post their link...go figure :o


My link, if it isn't too late:

http://livingsocial.com/deals/24254-dinner-for-two/social_share?ref=addthis-share5&amp%3Brui=22320089
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 14, 2011, 12:06:31 AM
My link, if it isn't too late:

http://livingsocial.com/deals/24254-dinner-for-two/social_share?ref=addthis-share5&amp%3Brui=22320089
It's still going but dozens of people have already bought their certs, I'd be surprised if people are still buying this late.
At any rate I think the format should look like this, with the link given after purchasing a deal:
https://livingsocial.com/deals/24254?ref=conf-jp&rpi=5974540
Did you purchase the deal yet?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 14, 2011, 01:12:40 AM
Tell your wife to come along.

One member had a similar issue with his better part, and with a short example of the power of miles, she decided to repent (at least she was heading the right direction when I left).
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on February 14, 2011, 04:55:12 AM


If someone wants to take me from LGA to the Ohel, LM, and back to LGA I won't say no to saving everyone a few bucks.

Shabbos 4/2 turns out to be my Birthday, so I'll want to be at the Ohel myself too on 4/3. Talk about good timing.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: mancunian on February 14, 2011, 10:01:16 AM
Shabbos 4/2 turns out to be my Birthday, so I'll want to be at the Ohel myself too on 4/3. Talk about good timing.
chof zayin adar right?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on February 14, 2011, 11:24:17 AM
chof zayin adar right?
Right.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: BrooklynCPA on February 14, 2011, 01:40:34 PM
Hey Dan, Just found out about this. You can probably count me in but I'll let you know for sure in a few days!!!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 14, 2011, 02:43:34 PM
Tentative date: 04/03
Pre-dinner drinks, 3:30-4:30pm at Clubhouse Cafe.
Dinner: 4:30-7pm at Le Marais (Upstairs lounge?)
$25 per person fee.

Tentatively confirmed members:
1. Dan
2. AsherO
3. Chaikel
4. Mikeoracle
5. Smirk
6. MOSES
7. whYME
8. yare
9. Avid Reader
10. Chachem Balaileh
11. E
12. ceejay
13. mancunian
14. misterstuf

Possibly attending members:
1. SuperFlyer
2. regalhome
3. BrooklynCPA

Members that expressed interest but have yet to confirm based on the new tentative date and location:
1. ?
2. MarkS

2 confirmed spots left...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Deal Guy on February 15, 2011, 03:45:03 PM
So is today's flavor of the month ABIGAIL'S? :D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 15, 2011, 03:58:16 PM
So is today's flavor of the month ABIGAIL'S? :D
I've got Abigael's and Talia's certs now :)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: E on February 15, 2011, 04:26:43 PM
I've got Abigael's and Talia's certs now :)
Abigail's has private rooms which might work out nicely although I could just imagine their faces when all 15 people pull out the coupons.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: smurf on February 15, 2011, 04:29:35 PM
Abigail's has private rooms which might work out nicely although I could just imagine their faces when all 15 people pull out the coupons.
Limit 1 per table
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 15, 2011, 04:36:47 PM
Limit 1 per table

I was there last week, had a great time.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on February 20, 2011, 09:17:22 AM
Topic is quite for 5 days??? are we full?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: twentie4hrs on February 20, 2011, 09:48:28 AM
Whe are you guys def. meeting? I'm thinking about flying in for it
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: yid on February 20, 2011, 10:24:49 AM
I would like to attend as well if there are any spots left
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on February 20, 2011, 10:27:18 AM
I'm thinking about flying in for it

Where from?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on February 20, 2011, 11:13:48 AM
Where from?

He's in the Midwest.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 20, 2011, 11:20:34 AM
I would like to attend as well if there are any spots left
So I guess that makes 1 spot left, did you want it BrooklynCPA?

Tentative date: 04/03
Pre-dinner drinks, 3:30-4:30pm at Clubhouse Cafe.
Dinner: 4:30-7pm at Le Marais (Upstairs lounge?)
$25 per person fee.

Tentatively confirmed members:
1. Dan
2. AsherO
3. Chaikel
4. Mikeoracle
5. Smirk
6. MOSES
7. whYME
8. yare
9. Avid Reader
10. Chachem Balaileh
11. E
12. ceejay
13. mancunian
14. misterstuf
15. yid

Possibly attending members:
1. SuperFlyer
2. regalhome
3. BrooklynCPA

Members that expressed interest but have yet to confirm based on the new tentative date and location:
1. ?
2. MarkS

1 confirmed spots left...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: twentie4hrs on February 20, 2011, 01:58:19 PM
Memphis, TN
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 20, 2011, 06:19:04 PM
alright, add me.

as a dd plat, i cancel for free anyways.

not sure the places have to be limited though.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: BrooklynCPA on February 20, 2011, 08:10:31 PM
Hey Dan, you can count me in!!!  Looking forward.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 20, 2011, 08:38:11 PM
Alright, looks like we're full!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on February 20, 2011, 09:05:45 PM
finally!!!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: eliteflyer on February 20, 2011, 09:13:44 PM
Alright, looks like we're full!
Is there a priority standby list? What about VDBs? :-)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on February 27, 2011, 11:20:47 AM
I keep waiting for one of those $40-$50 Airtran coupons and meanwhile the price has climbed from $240 to $251 to $268 for an 04/03 turn.
:P
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 06, 2011, 04:33:38 PM
I keep waiting for one of those $40-$50 Airtran coupons and meanwhile the price has climbed from $240 to $251 to $268 for an 04/03 turn.
:P
Now $281 :P :P
BTW, you guys are more than welcome to make an NYC DO without me.  It'll save you the money and quite frankly I'm not that exciting anyway.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Chaikel on March 06, 2011, 04:34:36 PM
I'm probably going to have to cancel. My yeshiva dinner is the same night.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on March 06, 2011, 04:51:28 PM
Now $281 :P :P
BTW, you guys are more than welcome to make an NYC DO without me.  It'll save you the money and quite frankly I'm not that exciting anyway.

So everyone will have to to pay $2.66 more? I don't think that's a big deal. I can't speak for everyone though.
For me it's just nice to meet up with a bunch of like minded people, many who I've been communicating with for a few years now.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 10, 2011, 01:48:38 AM
So everyone will have to to pay $2.66 more? I don't think that's a big deal. I can't speak for everyone though.
For me it's just nice to meet up with a bunch of like minded people, many who I've been communicating with for a few years now.
Do other people still have an interest in this shindig?  It seems very wishy-washy in here...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 10, 2011, 01:55:13 AM
Do other people still have an interest in this shindig?  It seems very wishy-washy in here...

As soon as we have a new number 16 confirmed, I'll be ready to collect the funds. How do your guys feel about paying with Chase QuickPay or Amazon Payments?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: MOSES on March 10, 2011, 07:32:06 PM
Do other people still have an interest in this shindig?  It seems very wishy-washy in here...
I thought this was confirmed?

Is someone getting cold feet?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 10, 2011, 07:33:16 PM
I thought this was confirmed?

Is someone getting cold feet?

Perhaps Dan is referring to Chaikel's (unfortunate for us) tentative backing out and the lack of discussion in the thread.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: MOSES on March 10, 2011, 07:35:27 PM
As soon as we have a new number 16 confirmed, I'll be ready to collect the funds. How do your guys feel about paying with Chase QuickPay or Amazon Payments?
Just do it
(http://i56.tinypic.com/2z528b9.jpg)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 10, 2011, 07:36:01 PM
Just do it

TWSS.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on March 11, 2011, 01:30:43 AM
Just do it


+2
Considering that it took nearly a month to put this group together, you may have to wait another month for everyone to reassure you that they're still interested. I think AsherO should start collecting the funds. If anyone decides they want to back out for some reason, just open up another spot.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: MOSES on March 11, 2011, 10:57:04 AM
+2
Considering that it took nearly a month to put this group together, you may have to wait another month for everyone to reassure you that they're still interested. I think AsherO should start collecting the funds. If anyone decides they want to back out for some reason, just open up another spot.
I agree
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on March 11, 2011, 11:03:13 AM
Just do it

I realize that LeBron James used that statement and Nike in one of his videos, so this may not go far enough for Dan ;)

So instead: I want to meet the CEO!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 11, 2011, 01:29:49 PM
Let's start with Chase Quickpay and Amazon Payments:

Please send me a $25 payment to [myDDFusermame]@gmail.com.

(payments with Paypal will be $27 to punish people who use services that charge fees).
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: danielz on March 11, 2011, 01:33:36 PM
hmmm. Can I come?
April 3d is it?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 11, 2011, 01:34:14 PM
hmmm. Can I come?
April 3d is it?

Oh gosh...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Yordai Dooma on March 11, 2011, 01:35:07 PM
Oh gosh...

Why would that bother you?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 11, 2011, 01:36:54 PM
Why would that bother you?

I didn't say it bothers me.

If he's like this (http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=6062.0) in person too...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Yordai Dooma on March 11, 2011, 01:39:54 PM
I didn't say it bothers me.

If he's like this (http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=6062.0) in person too...
...then you would not want to meet him? Maybe you will see that he is completely normal and just having some fun with you?

If danielz comes to the DO, ill come too...I would love to meet him
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 11, 2011, 01:43:36 PM
If danielz comes to the DO, ill come too...I would love to meet him
Seriously?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Q274 on March 11, 2011, 01:44:44 PM
I also would come if danielz comes what the heck invite twin also then the 3 of us can bother ashero the whole time :-)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 11, 2011, 01:46:30 PM
I also would come if danielz comes what the heck invite twin also then the 3 of us can bother ashero the whole time :-)
I think SF and Chuchem would be more entertaining.
Or Steve2 and Eli.
Or Steve2 and twentie4hrs.
But you guys can be runner-ups.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 11, 2011, 01:47:47 PM
I think SF and Chuchem would be more entertaining.
Or Steve2 and Eli.
Or Steve2 and twentie4hrs.
But you guys can be runner-ups.

+1000

Interesting forum bug, I quoted Dan and got what he originally wrote...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: danielz on March 11, 2011, 01:47:47 PM
I didn't say it bothers me.

If he's like this (http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=6062.0) in person too...

just want to point out that like this (http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=6062.0) was read 182 times.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Yordai Dooma on March 11, 2011, 01:48:05 PM
Seriously?
yes! If Danielz is there, ill be there too...so are we raising money for him to come? lol

I also would come if danielz comes what the heck invite twin also then the 3 of us can bother ashero the whole time :-)

lol!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 11, 2011, 01:48:52 PM
just want to point out that like this (http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=6062.0) was read 182 times.

Are you proud that you wasted so many people's (cumulative) time?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Yordai Dooma on March 11, 2011, 01:50:56 PM
Are you proud that you wasted so many people's (cumulative) time?

I dont think he wasted anyones time. It was your choice to read it just like its your choice to read any post/thread on here. A MOD has to read all the posts...we dont....
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: danielz on March 11, 2011, 01:52:23 PM
Are you proud that you wasted so many people's (cumulative) time?

Please! If you can truthfully declare that you never ever laughed at any of my posts, I will buy your drinks at the DDF DO NYC.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Yordai Dooma on March 11, 2011, 01:55:26 PM
Please! If you can truthfully declare that you never ever laughed at any of my posts, I will buy your drinks at the DDF DO NYC.
Uh oh. Are you really going? i gotta book a ticket if you are.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 11, 2011, 01:55:45 PM
I dont think he wasted anyones time. It was your choice to read it just like its your choice to read any post/thread on here. A MOD has to read all the posts...we dont....

If there's a way to filter out his posts, I would. I even asked about it (http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=6062.msg67326#msg67326).
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Yordai Dooma on March 11, 2011, 01:56:05 PM
If there's a way to filter out his posts, I would. I even asked about it (http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=6062.msg67326#msg67326).
Is there a way to get notified every time he posts?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 11, 2011, 02:00:00 PM
Is there a way to get notified every time he posts?

Might be possible with a variation of RSS for SMF (http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=25009.0).
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Yordai Dooma on March 11, 2011, 02:00:57 PM
Might be possible with a variation of RSS for SMF (http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=25009.0).
Woah. That looks way too confusing for me...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 11, 2011, 02:04:20 PM
Woah. That looks way too confusing for me...

Hypothetical answer. Something like that would need to be turned on server-side as well, and I dunno how keen Eli is on making changes.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on March 11, 2011, 02:06:37 PM
Let's start with Chase Quickpay and Amazon Payments:

Please send me a $25 payment to [myDDFusermame]@gmail.com.

(payments with Paypal will be $27 to punish people who use services that charge fees).

I'll be sending mine over soon.

May I suggest you send this as a MP to everyone on the list, as it may take some time till everyone reads this post. We'll also find out very quickly if someone is backing out...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 11, 2011, 02:08:51 PM
I'll be sending mine over soon.

May I suggest you send this as a MP to everyone on the list, as it may take some time till everyone reads this post. We'll also find out very quickly if someone is backing out...

Good point. Does one week to pay sound reasonable?

Dan, do you have any objection to me charging $27 for payments via Paypal? (Paypal would otherwise be $26.05 just for me to end up with $25 in my Paypal)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on March 11, 2011, 02:09:24 PM
Is there a way to get notified every time he posts?

Just stalk him. Go to his profile, click show posts, and add that link to your bookmarks. Refresh several times a day as needed...  ;D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on March 11, 2011, 02:11:13 PM
Good point. Does one week to pay sound reasonable?

Yes, as a request.
And if someone is on vacation they can get a little slack.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on March 11, 2011, 02:11:44 PM
Just stalk him. Go to his profile, click show posts, and add that link to your bookmarks. Refresh several times a day as needed...  ;D
lol
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: danielz on March 11, 2011, 02:12:26 PM
If there's a way to filter out his posts, I would. I even asked about it (http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=6062.msg67326#msg67326).

If you want, I will PM you every time I post, and tell you which thread it is in, so that you will know you don't have to look at it.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 11, 2011, 02:14:05 PM
If you want, I will PM you every time I post, and tell you which thread it is in, so that you will know you don't have to look at it.

Please PM my other username, AsherO2...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: danielz on March 11, 2011, 02:16:42 PM
Please PM my other username, AsherO2...

I don't know if I can keep track of all your names.
Why don't we just sticky a thread to the top of general discussion, where I will put a post telling where every post I post is, and you can just look at that to know where to not look.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Yordai Dooma on March 11, 2011, 02:18:11 PM
I don't know if I can keep track of all your names.
Why don't we just sticky a thread to the top of general discussion, where I will put a post telling where every post I post is, and you can just look at that to know where to not look.
+1
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 11, 2011, 02:19:36 PM
I don't know if I can keep track of all your names.
Why don't we just sticky a thread to the top of general discussion, where I will put a post telling where every post I post is, and you can just look at that to know where to not look.

Great idea.

(http://members.fortunecity.com/sierra_tango/2eyes2.gif)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on March 11, 2011, 02:23:39 PM
If there's a way to filter out his posts, I would. I even asked about it (http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=6062.msg67326#msg67326).
just came across it:
http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?action=profile;area=lists;sa=ignore
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 11, 2011, 02:25:46 PM
just came across it:
http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?action=profile;area=lists;sa=ignore

Thanks, I guess we're even. (http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=6080.msg67723#msg67723) :D

For the record, I will not be ignoring Danielz, I decided to take David's advice and give him a chance. (besides, even when I asked it was hypothetical).
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on March 11, 2011, 02:25:57 PM
I don't know if I can keep track of all your names.
Why don't we just sticky a thread to the top of general discussion, where I will put a post telling where every post I post is, and you can just look at that to know where to not look.

Maybe on the bottom? Why do you insist on being on top? :P
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Yordai Dooma on March 11, 2011, 02:27:25 PM
Thanks, I guess we're even. (http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=6080.msg67723#msg67723) :D

For the record, I will not be ignoring Danielz, I decided to take David's advice and give him a chance. (besides, even when I asked it was hypothetical).
Even if someone did ignore them, you would see their posts every time someone quoted them. And it clearly seems that no one on this forum has anything else to talk about today that doesnt include danielz ;D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: danielz on March 11, 2011, 02:27:33 PM
Maybe on the bottom? Why do you insist on being on top? :P

So I can update it faster
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 11, 2011, 02:28:16 PM
Even someone did ignore them, you would see their posts every time someone quoted them. And it clearly seems that no one on this forum has anything else to talk about today that doesnt include danielz ;D

Actually, I posted a bunch about the DO payment.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on March 11, 2011, 02:28:41 PM
Thanks, I guess we're even. (http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=6080.msg67723#msg67723) :D

For the record, I will not be ignoring Danielz, I decided to take David's advice and give him a chance. (besides, even when I asked it was hypothetical).

Sounds like a good idea. I think we've seen even some really annoying newbies being tamed over time.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Yordai Dooma on March 11, 2011, 02:29:48 PM
Actually, I posted a bunch about the DO payment.
Which "should" include danielz ;D ROTFL
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 11, 2011, 02:31:21 PM
Which "should" include danielz ;D ROTFL

I had in mind people on the confirmed list.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on March 11, 2011, 02:31:30 PM
we should've had this (payment) discussion yesterday, I could've gave you the money last night...
(assuming you are who I assume you are and I did see you last night)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 11, 2011, 02:34:23 PM
we should've had this (payment) discussion yesterday, I could've gave you the money last night...
(assuming you are who I assume you are and I did see you last night)

Oh gosh, what food was being served?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on March 11, 2011, 02:35:40 PM
were you in Empire Kosher at about 11:15?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: danielz on March 11, 2011, 02:36:23 PM
I was in school last night until like 945. In the library.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 11, 2011, 02:36:33 PM
Which "should" include danielz ;D ROTFL
Only paid attendees can vote ;)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 11, 2011, 02:38:05 PM
were you in Empire Kosher at about 11:15?

Yes. Did we speak?

Now I'm racking my brain trying to remember all the familiar faces I saw there).
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on March 11, 2011, 02:39:05 PM
Yes. Did we speak?

Now I'm racking my brain trying to remember all the familiar faces I saw there).
we said hi.
by the fruits & vegetables.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on March 11, 2011, 02:39:41 PM
I was just coming in and I think you were just about leaving...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 11, 2011, 02:40:43 PM
I was just coming in and I think you were just about leaving...

 :-[ The only one I remember is a guy who I chatted with (more than just hi).
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Yordai Dooma on March 11, 2011, 02:42:25 PM
Only paid attendees can vote ;)
Ok, so i cant vote until everyone else votes because im only coming if danielz is coming.
(i really had no intention of coming but since i said i would, i will come if he does-although it sounds like AsherO is king solomon (http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=6064.msg67391#msg67391) here ;D)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on March 11, 2011, 02:47:53 PM
:-[ The only one I remember is a guy who I chatted with (more than just hi).
yeah, you were chatting with somebody when I saw you...

Kinda makes me wonder how many people here know who I am?
I've never made any attempt at hiding my identity  and my username and/or avatar should give it away for lots of people...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Q274 on March 11, 2011, 02:54:47 PM
Time out on the field I vote it aint fair I want a piece of this conversation but i am helping around the house can we put this on pause till sat or sun night PLEASE
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 11, 2011, 02:56:20 PM
yeah, you were chatting with somebody when I saw you...

I was so engrossed in our conversation I can't remember saying hello to you...   :-[

Time out on the field I vote it aint fair I want a piece of this conversation but i am helping around the house can we put this on pause till sat or sun night PLEASE

Sign up for the DO and you'll have a vote :P
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on March 11, 2011, 02:57:27 PM
Ok, so i cant vote until everyone else votes because im only coming if danielz is coming.
(i really had no intention of coming but since i said i would, i will come if he does-although it sounds like AsherO is king solomon (http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=6064.msg67391#msg67391) here ;D)
Or you can just pay. Wanna pay for me and then you'll get voting rights?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Yordai Dooma on March 11, 2011, 02:58:23 PM
Time out on the field I vote it aint fair I want a piece of this conversation but i am helping around the house can we put this on pause till sat or sun night PLEASE
You gotta talk to AsherO. He is king of this thread ;)

Or you can just pay. Wanna pay for me and then you'll get voting rights?
If danielz pays for you, does he get voting rights? ;D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 11, 2011, 02:59:01 PM
Or you can just pay. Wanna pay for me and then you'll get voting rights?
;D
If danielz pays for you, does he get voting rights? ;D
;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 11, 2011, 02:59:34 PM
You gotta talk to AsherO. He is king of this thread ;)

With all due respect, please get off my case. You've stated your opinion, that should suffice.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on March 11, 2011, 02:59:51 PM
If danielz pays for you, does he get voting rights? ;D
;D ;D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on March 11, 2011, 03:00:51 PM
If danielz pays for you, does he get voting rights? ;D

Well, that's kind of unpredictable. He may vote me out. Who's gonna make sure he doesn't do that? ;)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Yordai Dooma on March 11, 2011, 03:03:18 PM
With all due respect, please get off my case. You've stated your opinion, that should suffice.
i dont think i was ever on your case. im just responding to lots and lots of posts whenever someone posts (similar to what someone else here does).
Dan himself said that this is your thread and you are in charge because you started it. Why does that bother you?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Yordai Dooma on March 11, 2011, 03:04:05 PM
Well, that's kind of unpredictable. He may vote me out. Who's gonna make sure he doesn't do that? ;)
Well if he votes himself in, then i'l be able to vote. I wonder who ill vote out ;D ;D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 11, 2011, 03:06:11 PM
Well if he votes himself in, then i'l be able to vote. I wonder who ill vote out ;D ;D
Quick, time to form alliances!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on March 11, 2011, 03:06:54 PM
Quick, time to form alliances!
Survivor: DDF DO
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Q274 on March 11, 2011, 03:07:50 PM
At least we have reached on conclusion and that is NO ONE likes people on their case
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 11, 2011, 03:08:39 PM
At least we have reached on conclusion and that is NO ONE likes people on their case

Fair enough.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Yordai Dooma on March 11, 2011, 03:10:40 PM
At least we have reached on conclusion and that is NO ONE likes people on their case
Fair enough.
Finally something i can agree with. ;D

its about time i can get back to my "real work" so i can get home and help my wife bathe the kids and get ready for shabbos ;D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on March 11, 2011, 03:11:15 PM
its about time i can get back to my "real work" so i can get home and help my wife bathe the kids and get ready for shabbos ;D
+1
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 11, 2011, 03:12:50 PM
its about time i can get back to my "real work" so i can get home and help my wife bathe the kids and get ready for shabbos ;D

Sorry for keeping you :P

Have a restful Shabbos.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on March 11, 2011, 03:13:39 PM


its about time i can get back to my "real work" so i can get home and help my wife bathe the kids and get ready for shabbos ;D

Boy, I've been sitting here for about two hours now laughing away.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 11, 2011, 03:15:07 PM
Boy, I've been sitting here for about two hours now laughing away.
+1
Maybe a David/AsherO/Danielz threesome would be entertaining in the real world!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 11, 2011, 03:16:16 PM
+1
Maybe a David/AsherO/Danielz threesome would be entertaining in the real world!

You'll have to compensate me for my time/travel, and it won't be cheap.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Yordai Dooma on March 11, 2011, 03:18:01 PM
Sorry for keeping you :P

Have a restful Shabbos.
Vichain limar!

+1
Maybe a David/AsherO/Danielz threesome would be entertaining in the real world!
+1
ORD? lol...where are you from anyways danielz? Im assuming ny?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 11, 2011, 03:18:10 PM
In other news guess what the most popular thread by posts now is:
http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?action=stats
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 11, 2011, 03:22:52 PM
where are you from anyways danielz?
:o :o
He is posting from ORD!!!

Hmm.....

Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Yordai Dooma on March 11, 2011, 03:25:21 PM
:o :o
He is posting from ORD!!!

Hmm.....


Oh! Then ORD it is!

well i know his first name is daniel (unless he made it up). hmmm
Where can you see that? Or is that something only you can see?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 11, 2011, 03:29:55 PM
Oh! Then ORD it is!

well i know his first name is daniel (unless he made it up). hmmm
Where can you see that? Or is that something only you can see?
Oh my, you've got to be kidding me...lol.
Well played sir!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 11, 2011, 03:32:40 PM
Where can you see that?

My guess is he sees the IP address (and perhaps a location based on it).
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 11, 2011, 03:35:41 PM
My guess is he sees the IP address (and perhaps a location based on it).
David appears to be very good at juggling IP addresses, not as good at making unidentifiable email accounts when opening new usernames.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Yordai Dooma on March 11, 2011, 03:36:41 PM
David appears to be very good at juggling IP addresses, not as good at making unidentifiable email accounts when opening new usernames.
To be 1 million percent honest, i have no clue what you are talking about....
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Yordai Dooma on March 11, 2011, 03:37:48 PM
I dont think ive ever posted from more than 2 IP address (aside from on vacation)...this one is at work and the other one is at home...do you really think im danielz? Sorry...try again
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 11, 2011, 03:39:59 PM
do you really think im danielz? Sorry...try again
C'mon.
Same city, same last name?
It it ain't you it's definitely someone you know!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Yordai Dooma on March 11, 2011, 03:44:04 PM
C'mon.
Same city, same last name?
It it ain't you it's definitely someone you know!
Being 100% honest, it is not me...
Same city, same last name...there are more than a few XXXXX's living in chicago.
Its very possible its someone i know, and id love to find out who it is. I have alot of family living here, cousins etc... I mean im related in some way or another to like half of the (frum) city
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 11, 2011, 03:49:21 PM
Being 100% honest, it is not me...
Same city, same last name...there are more than a few XXXXX's living in chicago.
Its very possible its someone i know, and id love to find out who it is. I have alot of family living here, cousins etc... I mean im related in some way or another to like half of the (frum) city
I'll take your word for it...but the forum has its suspicions as well.

View IPs used by danielz: xx.xxx.xxx.xxx
Members possibly in the same range: David, Manu
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 11, 2011, 03:52:25 PM
I'll take your word for it...but the forum has its suspicions as well.

View IPs used by danielz: xx.xxx.xxx.xxx
Members possibly in the same range: David, Manu

Neat (and a bit scary) that you could track all that.

I send out a mass PM to all the DO members (had to break it down due to 10 recipient limit) regarding payment. I'll keep y'all posted over here.

Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Yordai Dooma on March 11, 2011, 03:55:30 PM
I'll take your word for it...but the forum has its suspicions as well.

View IPs used by danielz: xx.xxx.xxx.xxx
Members possibly in the same range: David, Manu
The forum can suspect just as easy as they can trust. I dont think ive ever lied on here and im not lying now. I have never had more than one user name on here and have never posted under any other user name. I have dealt with many, many, many people on here and im sure anyone who has dealt with me would agree that i am very honest.

The frum community in chicago as im sure you know is pretty close together. We got PP, WRP, LW, and skokie all within a few miles.
Im sure there are other forum members also in this area.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 11, 2011, 04:07:11 PM
The forum can suspect just as easy as they can trust. I dont think ive ever lied on here and im not lying now. I have never had more than one user name on here and have never posted under any other user name. I have dealt with many, many, many people on here and im sure anyone who has dealt with me would agree that i am very honest.

The frum community in chicago as im sure you know is pretty close together. We got PP, WRP, LW, and skokie all within a few miles.
Im sure there are other forum members also in this area.
Like I said, I'll take your word for it :)
Anyway looks like Manu may have the same last name as well ;D

Prolific Chicago last name?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: YOSEF on March 11, 2011, 04:08:54 PM
David and danielz are two different people.
Unless David managed to somehow steal Danielz's cell number and text me from it; I know them both personally (I'm also from Chicago), and have had danielz's phone number in my phone for years....

And it is a prolific Chicago last name...I know at least one other member who is from Chicago with the same last name.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 11, 2011, 04:13:54 PM
David and danielz are two different people.
Unless David managed to somehow steal Danielz's cell number and text me from it; I know them both personally (I'm also from Chicago), and have had danielz's phone number in my phone for years....
It's all good.
I'm just happy I'm not from Chicago after what your governor pulled yesterday.  What an idiot!
http://feedfront.com/archives/article003788
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704399804576193212782052704.html
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Yordai Dooma on March 11, 2011, 04:15:43 PM
It's all good.
I'm just happy I'm not from Chicago after what your governor pulled yesterday:
http://feedfront.com/archives/article003788
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704399804576193212782052704.html

We have alot more issues than our governor....Chicago and politics has always and will always be in its own parsha
At least we will still have tax free amazon (unlike NY)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 11, 2011, 04:20:02 PM
We have alot more issues than our governor....Chicago and politics has always and will always be in its own parsha
At least we will still have tax free amazon (unlike NY)
Yes, you still have no tax, but if I lived in Chicago I'd have no income due to your moron governor who accomplished nothing with his legislation yesterday except put hundreds of online businesses out of business!

Politicians never cease to amaze me.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Yordai Dooma on March 11, 2011, 04:23:00 PM
Yes, you still have no tax, but if I lived in Chicago I'd have no income due to your moron governor who accomplished nothing with his legislation yesterday except put hundreds of online businesses out of business!
When i first saw that article this AM, you were the first person i thought of.
We may pay no tax on amazon, but the 66% personal income tax hike for 4 years was a nice present :o :'(
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 11, 2011, 04:25:18 PM
We may pay no tax on amazon, but the 66% personal income tax hike for 4 years was a nice present :o :'(
Maybe we should all move to FL?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 11, 2011, 04:42:42 PM
So danielz is a 1L at <redacted per request> Very nice!!!
Isn't the internet a scary (but awesome) place!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Yordai Dooma on March 11, 2011, 04:50:01 PM
So danielz is a 1L at a T14 school. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_school_rankings_in_the_United_States#Schools_that_consistently_rank_in_the_top_14_.28aka_.22T14.22.29) Very nice!!!
Isn't the internet a scary (but awesome) place!

Wow. no clue how you are seeing that. I just tried googling it too. ALthough you do see his email address.

So tell me about me? lol. or maybe dont ;D ;D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 11, 2011, 04:58:44 PM
ALthough you do see his email address.
Had nothing to do with that.
He sure has gotten quiet of late though.  <Wave>
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on March 11, 2011, 05:16:00 PM
were you in Empire Kosher at about 11:15?
ha that's funny. i was also in Empire Kosher last night at at 11:15...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on March 12, 2011, 09:13:32 PM
ha that's funny. i was also in Empire Kosher last night at at 11:15...
Were you one of the guys buying stuff for a farbrengen?

Next Thursday night:
DDF DO: Empire Kosher edition :)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 12, 2011, 09:17:28 PM
Were you one of the guys buying stuff for a farbrengen?

Next Thursday night:
DDF DO: Empire Kosher edition :)

Nope, just a quick run for my mom. I'm all for a DO, just remember next Thursday is a fast day.

Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on March 12, 2011, 09:22:12 PM
Were you one of the guys buying stuff for a farbrengen?
no, i wasn't one of them. i was there with my brother, maybe you thought we were buying stuff for a farbrengen, how can u tell what people are buying for anyways, were they only going down the drinks/chips aisle?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on March 12, 2011, 09:22:18 PM
Nope, just a quick run for my mom. I'm all for a DO, just remember next Thursday is a fast day.
That question was for Cholentfresser.

I assume the fast will be over by 11:15...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on March 12, 2011, 09:23:18 PM
Nope, just a quick run for my mom.
AsherO, i think the question was to me...:)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 12, 2011, 09:24:31 PM
That question was for Cholentfresser.

I assume the fast will be over by 11:15...

Whoops, I missed his post. CF and I was my first DD DO, sponsored by Amex ;)

Fast will be over my 11:15, but I get exhausted after fasts, purim works out great this year, we can drink the night before, and it isn't right after a fast.

Besides, EK will be mobbed right before purim.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on March 12, 2011, 09:26:08 PM
Whoops, I missed his post. CF and I was my first DD DO, sponsored by Amex ;)
Good times...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 12, 2011, 09:27:52 PM
Good times...

+100

Are we running out of things to discus (http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=5257.msg58224#msg58224)s in this thread? ;)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on March 12, 2011, 09:28:50 PM
+100

Are we running out of things to discus (http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=5257.msg58224#msg58224)s in this thread? ;)
:) it looks like we're going in circles...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on March 12, 2011, 09:28:54 PM


Fast will be over my 11:15, but I get exhausted after fasts, purim works out great this year, we can drink the night before, and it isn't right after a fast.



I'm in.
When?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on March 12, 2011, 09:30:34 PM
well, if anyone on the west coast needs a place for the purim meal (and lechaims) please let me know...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 12, 2011, 09:32:01 PM
I'm in.
When?

Hopefully I'll be up for it, but like I said, it's erev purim and EK will be mobbed.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on March 12, 2011, 09:32:05 PM
how can u tell what people are buying for anyways, were they only going down the drinks/chips aisle?
when you have a couple of bochurim on Thurs. night with a cart full of chips, chumus and soda I think it's safe to assume it's for a farbrengen

Fast will be over my 11:15, but I get exhausted after fasts, purim works out great this year, we can drink the night before, and it isn't right after a fast.

Besides, EK will be mobbed right before purim.
the DO thing was a joke. I am at Empire Kosher almost every week at about that time though...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 12, 2011, 09:33:07 PM
when you have a couple of bochurim on Thurs. night with a cart full of chips, chumus and soda I think it's safe to assume it's for a farbrengen
1. That's regular bochur food. Or...
2. A bochur's life is one long farbrengen...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on March 12, 2011, 09:33:47 PM
when you have a couple of bochurim on Thurs. night with a cart full of chips, chumus and soda I think it's safe to assume it's for a farbrengen
true true
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 12, 2011, 09:36:02 PM
Back OT:

Payment tally:
Amazon Payments: 1
Paypal:1

Total paid: 2
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on March 12, 2011, 09:41:03 PM
Hopefully I'll be up for it, but like I said, it's erev purim and EK will be mobbed.

For me it can be anytime, anywhere (well, not when I'm working etc.). Me is flexible.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 12, 2011, 10:26:52 PM
CAK-LGA tix are now $317.40. (CLE-LGA is $1,073 :P)
Lock in at $280.40 tonight or roll the dice and hope for a mid-week fare sale?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on March 12, 2011, 10:31:08 PM
I'd say lock it in (though I always thought a guy like you would some trick of refunding any ticket  :o)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 12, 2011, 11:03:42 PM
I'd say lock it in (though I always thought a guy like you would some trick of refunding any ticket  :o)
Ya, I wish.  I did have a way to hold CO tickets forever (and upgrade CO coach tickets to BF at one point) but they fixed that :(

I just know as soon as buy these tickets that Airtran will launch a sale and probably a $25 off each way coupon to boot :P

Gotta book by 11:59pm...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on March 12, 2011, 11:11:20 PM

I just know as soon as buy these tickets that Airtran will launch a sale and probably a $25 off each way coupon to boot :P

Gotta book by 11:59pm...

What we need is an 'rollback' application for real-life situations...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 12, 2011, 11:39:11 PM
Departing: Sunday, April 03, 2011
Akron/Canton, OH (CAK)    to    New York, NY - LaGuardia (LGA)    Flight 715    Class L
6:40 AM-8:03 AM         
Returning: Sunday, April 03, 2011
New York, NY - LaGuardia (LGA)    to    Akron/Canton, OH (CAK)    Flight 718    Class T
8:47 PM-10:22 PM

Total price: $280.40
Payment status: Confirmed
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: danielz on March 13, 2011, 12:53:58 AM
Departing: Sunday, April 03, 2011
Akron/Canton, OH (CAK)    to    New York, NY - LaGuardia (LGA)    Flight 715    Class L
6:40 AM-8:03 AM         
Returning: Sunday, April 03, 2011
New York, NY - LaGuardia (LGA)    to    Akron/Canton, OH (CAK)    Flight 718    Class T
8:47 PM-10:22 PM

Total price: $280.40
Payment status: Confirmed

Ticket for cash? What kind of DD people bought this anyway?
I never pay cash for anything except when I have to spend for my CC signup bonus.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 13, 2011, 12:59:12 AM
Ticket for cash? What kind of DD people bought this anyway?
I never pay cash for anything except when I have to spend for my CC signup bonus.
Did you mean to post in this thread by any chance: http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=6096
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: danielz on March 13, 2011, 01:08:37 AM
No, but that is a good thread. Thanks.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 13, 2011, 01:15:44 AM
No, but that is a good thread. Thanks.
Anytime.  If your reply was intelligible to anyone but Y. Dinovitzer I'd love to hear about it.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: danielz on March 13, 2011, 01:19:28 AM
What do you mean?
I never pay money for flights, I always use points.
That is what I meant.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on March 13, 2011, 01:19:59 AM
Anytime.  If your reply was intelligible to anyone but Y. Dinovitzer I'd love to hear about it.
I believe he's trying to school you on the proper use of miles.
(I really don't want to be overusing this, but I just cant resist here: )
facepalm
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: danielz on March 13, 2011, 01:21:14 AM
I believe he's trying to school you on the proper use of miles.
(I really don't want to be overusing this, but I just cant resist here: )
facepalm

Miles are free.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 13, 2011, 01:25:46 AM
What do you mean?
I never pay money for flights, I always use points.
That is what I meant.

Only a fool uses miles for a domestic ticket purchase >2 weeks in advance.
Regardless I did check all the nonstop carriers from CLE or CAK to EWR, JFK, and LGA for saver mileage tickets (AA, CO, DL, FL).  There aren't any.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on March 13, 2011, 01:26:54 AM
Ticket for cash? What kind of DD people bought this anyway?
Yeah, who is this Dan guy and what does he know about booking flights with miles?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 13, 2011, 01:28:14 AM
Miles are free.
Free?
Miles are a currency just like cash is a currency.  Perhaps not quite as liquid and well-defined, but plenty of other currencies have similar characteristics.  There's a simple cost/benefit analysis that must be done every time.
That a 1L at a top-tier school would fail to recognize that astounds me!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: danielz on March 13, 2011, 01:31:03 AM
Free?
Miles are a currency just like cash is a currency.  There's a simple cost/benefit analysis that must be done every time.
That a 1L would fail to recognize that astounds me...

Yes, but I decided that if I always wait to spend my miles until I can maximize their value, then I will never spend them. So now, if I am getting more than the "sale value" (if there were such a thing), then I just book it, since I can always get more miles.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 13, 2011, 01:34:36 AM
Yes, but I decided that if I always wait to spend my miles until I can maximize their value, then I will never spend them. So now, if I am getting more than the "sale value" (if there were such a thing), then I just book it, since I can always get more miles.
Very weak argument.  You can also always get more money too!  Miles are a scarce commodity just as cash is.  You should use them when it makes sense, save them when it makes sense, and if you want, sell them when it makes sense.

If you are willing to use 25,000 miles for a $284 ticket then you're not playing the game correctly.  Regardless, there aren't any 25,000 miles tickets for 04/03 so the point here is moot.  You were quick to criticize without even investigating the basic facts at hand for this case.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: danielz on March 13, 2011, 01:35:56 AM
Isn't EWR on the AA list for this month, so then you get 7500 off, and if you book one ways like some people did then you get 7500 off each way?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 13, 2011, 01:38:23 AM
Isn't EWR on the AA list for this month, so then you get 7500 off, and if you book one ways like some people did then you get 7500 off each way?
Is this what they teach in law school?  I'm happy I got an MBA!
Investigate the facts before speaking sir!
1. AA doesn't fly CLE-EWR
2. I already said there were no RT saver tickets from CLE or CAK to EWR, JFK, or LGA for 04/03.
3. People are getting 3,750 off a one-way, not 7,500 off a one-way.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: danielz on March 13, 2011, 01:43:22 AM
My school has an excellent business school also.

Why didn't you use your Capital one flying dollars from the matching points credit card?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Deal Guy on March 13, 2011, 01:44:20 AM
Departing: Sunday, April 03, 2011
Akron/Canton, OH (CAK)    to    New York, NY - LaGuardia (LGA)    Flight 715    Class L
6:40 AM-8:03 AM         
Returning: Sunday, April 03, 2011
New York, NY - LaGuardia (LGA)    to    Akron/Canton, OH (CAK)    Flight 718    Class T
8:47 PM-10:22 PM

Total price: $280.40
Payment status: Confirmed
Dan, sales generally come out on Tuesday's.  But anyways, if the price was in the 320's how did you get for $280?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 13, 2011, 01:46:04 AM
My school has an excellent business school also.
They do indeed.  Perhaps you'll consider a double major?

Why didn't you use your Capital one flying dollars from the matching points credit card?
Better to keep your mouth closed and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: danielz on March 13, 2011, 01:46:09 AM
Dan, sales generally come out on Tuesday's.  But anyways, if the price was in the 320's how did you get for $280?

He did cash and points
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 13, 2011, 01:47:07 AM
He did cash and points
Better to keep your mouth closed and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: danielz on March 13, 2011, 01:48:01 AM
It is way too late for that for me on this forum.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: danielz on March 13, 2011, 01:48:35 AM
Dan: what do you think of the new year of BMI silver?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 13, 2011, 01:51:05 AM
Dan, sales generally come out on Tuesday's.
Yes, as I said:
Lock in at $280.40 tonight or roll the dice and hope for a mid-week fare sale?
I've been waiting for quite a while now, but the fare sales haven't applied to Sunday flights at all.  Optimal pricing is typically mid-week between 3-7 weeks before the flight.  If it does go down it won't be by much.
But anyways, if the price was in the 320's how did you get for $280?
I have a corp account that lets me hold fares for 1 day.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Deal Guy on March 13, 2011, 01:52:23 AM
Yes, as I said:I've been waiting for quite a while now, but the fare sales haven't applied to Sunday flights at all.  Optimal pricing is typically mid-week between 3-7 weeks before the flight.  If it does go down it won't be by much.I have a corp account that lets me hold fares for 1 day.
So you held it since Friday?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 13, 2011, 01:53:37 AM
Dan: what do you think of the new year of BMI silver?
Objection: Relevance?
Imagine if the background examiner to pass the bar researches your DDF posts :o 
It's not exactly hard to figure out who you are...can't be too careful!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 13, 2011, 01:54:12 AM
So you held it since Friday?
I've been holding it daily for quite a while now.  But yes, this one was held yesterday.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Deal Guy on March 13, 2011, 01:58:14 AM
It's interesting how some route's are just more expensive, regardless of the fact that they are less miles. The distance to Florida is significally longer from NY, using more fuel, yet the prices are generally cheaper.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 13, 2011, 01:59:44 AM
It's interesting how some route's are just more expensive, regardless of the fact that they are less miles. The distance to Florida is significally longer from NY, using more fuel, yet the prices are generally cheaper.
Competition+Price the market will bear=Market price.
Zero correlation to the distance traveled.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 13, 2011, 03:00:07 AM
It's interesting how some route's are just more expensive, regardless of the fact that they are less miles. The distance to Florida is significally longer from NY, using more fuel, yet the prices are generally cheaper.

Supply and demand, competition etc.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 13, 2011, 03:01:04 AM
Supply and demand, competition etc.
Meh, beat you by over an hour that time ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Deal Guy on March 13, 2011, 03:03:59 AM
 :D
The best time to move the clock, is after you wake up tomorrow ;D ;D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: ChAiM'l on March 13, 2011, 04:01:43 AM
It is way too late for that for me on this forum.

It took you almost 80 posts, but you finally said something clever...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Ryan on March 13, 2011, 04:09:19 AM
Meh, beat you by over an hour that time ;D ;D ;D
Well played.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 13, 2011, 06:59:42 AM
Meh, beat you by over an hour that time ;D ;D ;D

Ha!

Well played.

+1.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on March 13, 2011, 08:00:50 AM
Little example to the market price discussed before.

BRU-ZRH (1 hour flying) return costs often way more then BRU-ZRH-HKG (14 hours flying) return

Flying Swiss that is, and both passengers will be on the BRU-ZRH and ZRH-BRU together.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 13, 2011, 10:46:34 PM
Departing: Sunday, April 03, 2011
Akron/Canton, OH (CAK)    to    New York, NY - LaGuardia (LGA)    Flight 715    Class L
6:40 AM-8:03 AM         
Returning: Sunday, April 03, 2011
New York, NY - LaGuardia (LGA)    to    Akron/Canton, OH (CAK)    Flight 718    Class T
8:47 PM-10:22 PM

Total price: $280.40
Payment status: Confirmed
Now pricing out at $365.40!
 :D :D :D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 14, 2011, 03:21:41 PM
OK, Le Marais wants me to sign this ridiculousness.
Are there any NYC restaurants that actually want groups?

All parties of 15 or more MUST fill out a limited menu
Limited menu instructions:
Please choose 4 appetizers, 5 entrees and 3 desserts from the limited menu by circling them. Once you have made your choices, fax both pages back to us.

NO-SHOW POLICY:
ALL RESERVATIONS MUST BE CANCELLED 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE OR CREDIT CARD WILL BE CHARGED $100.00.
A MAXIMUM OF FOUR CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS CAN BE ACCEPTED FOR PAYMENT PER ONE RESERVATION

18% GRATUITY WILL BE ADDED TO ALL PARTIES OF 12 PEOPLE OR MORE.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 14, 2011, 03:25:46 PM
OK, Le Marais wants me to sign this ridiculousness.
Are there any NYC restaurants that actually want groups?

All parties of 15 or more MUST fill out a limited menu
Limited menu instructions:
Please choose 4 appetizers, 5 entrees and 3 desserts from the limited menu by circling them. Once you have made your choices, fax both pages back to us.

NO-SHOW POLICY:
ALL RESERVATIONS MUST BE CANCELLED 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE OR CREDIT CARD WILL BE CHARGED $100.00.
A MAXIMUM OF FOUR CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS CAN BE ACCEPTED FOR PAYMENT PER ONE RESERVATION

18% GRATUITY WILL BE ADDED TO ALL PARTIES OF 12 PEOPLE OR MORE.


I don't get it, you'd think they want our business.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 14, 2011, 03:27:59 PM
I have no problem with no-show and 18% tip, but limited menu and 4 credit card limit?
Are they insane?

Open to new suggestions!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on March 14, 2011, 03:28:39 PM
You can setup a poll trying to reach within 1 week 10,000 people that think that this treaty shouldn't be signed.

 
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 14, 2011, 03:29:06 PM
I have no problem with no-show and 18% tip, but limited menu and 4 credit card limit?
Are they insane?

Open to new suggestions!

Can't we just be a party of 14 with a few 'extras showing up at the last minute'?

This limited menu sounds like they'll be preparing those items in advance and we won't even get fresh food.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 14, 2011, 03:32:43 PM
Can't we just be a party of 14 with a few 'extras showing up at the last minute'?
That would avoid the limited menu issue.  We would still have the cc issue.  Although push comes to shove you'd have to imagine they would just swipe everyone's card rather than make a big deal over it.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 14, 2011, 03:37:10 PM
That would avoid the limited menu issue.  We would still have the cc issue.  Although push comes to shove you'd have to imagine they would just swipe everyone's card rather than make a big deal over it.

Once we're done eating they won't have much of a choice. We're each offering to pay for our food and we were never aware of this 4 card limit.

I was recently in Abigail's with a large group (20+) and their POS POS system (pun) was an insane PIT@. Even after they agreed to let us pay with multiple credit cards, they had to ring each one up separately, selecting from all the items (even those that were paid for already) and they had to print all the CC receipts again each time around. It took literally 40 minutes to ring everyone up.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on March 14, 2011, 03:37:24 PM
That would avoid the limited menu issue.  We would still have the cc issue.  Although push comes to shove you'd have to imagine they would just swipe everyone's card rather than make a big deal over it.
probably depends on the waiter(s)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on March 14, 2011, 03:39:23 PM
...Here people love to earn miles, so everyone brings change, and Dan gets to swipe.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 14, 2011, 03:43:31 PM
Their caps lock appears to be broken as well:

DANIEL,
WE ASK ALL GROUPS FIFTEEN, OR LARGER, TO FILL OUT A LIMITED MENU.  AS WELL, WE ONLY ACCEPT A MAXIMUM OF FOUR (4) CARDS TO BE USED.  I'M SORRY IF THIS IS INCONVENIENT FOR YOU, BUT THIS IS JUST OUR POLICY.

THANK YOU
KATHERINE 
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 14, 2011, 03:44:07 PM
Should I reserve for 14?  Should we find someplace else?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 14, 2011, 03:45:03 PM
Their caps lock appears to be broken as well:

DANIEL,
WE ASK ALL GROUPS FIFTEEN, OR LARGER, TO FILL OUT A LIMITED MENU.  AS WELL, WE ONLY ACCEPT A MAXIMUM OF FOUR (4) CARDS TO BE USED.  I'M SORRY IF THIS IS INCONVENIENT FOR YOU, BUT THIS IS JUST OUR POLICY.

THANK YOU
KATHERINE 

HOW PROFESSIONAL, DOESN'T COME ACROSS AS A TOP NOTCH RESTAURANT...

(P.s. One of my pet peeves are when people SCREAM, it's so ANNOYING!!!)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on March 14, 2011, 03:48:00 PM
Should I reserve for 14?  Should we find someplace else?
Is there somewhere else that can be agreed on?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Deal Guy on March 14, 2011, 03:53:39 PM
I can't believe you are taking this from them standing up. I would expect you to have the GM on the phone by now and work something out with them even "for a discount" if they don't want to have bad publicity ;D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 14, 2011, 03:58:52 PM
I can't believe you are taking this from them standing up. I would expect you to have the GM on the phone by now and work something out with them even "for a discount" if they don't want to have bad publicity ;D
I already picked my fight for the day and won (got a free change for party of 7 with Airtran after 2 calls)
Any more and I'll start graying...gotta know when to pick your battles!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 14, 2011, 03:59:59 PM
I already picked my fight for the day and won (got a free change for party of 7 with Airtran after 2 calls)
Any more and I'll start graying...gotta know when to pick your battles!

So give it two days and pick your fight with LM :P you can do it!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Chaikel on March 14, 2011, 04:07:53 PM
Club House?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on March 14, 2011, 04:09:07 PM
So give it two days and pick your fight with LM :P you can do it!
how does that call work? "Please, please take our money!"
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 14, 2011, 04:11:00 PM
how does that call work? "Please, please take our money!"

Already answered. I'm with DealGuy on this one.

I can't believe you are taking this from them standing up. I would expect you to have the GM on the phone by now and work something out with them even "for a discount" if they don't want to have bad publicity ;D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 14, 2011, 04:18:40 PM
Club House?
It's fine for drinks beforehand, but it's quite noisy.  Then again, Le Marais can be noisy too.
I'm inclined to just say we're a group of 14 and go from there.  I think we'll find a way to get them to take all of our cards, but if not we'll deal with it.
Unless someone else has other restaurant ideas.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 14, 2011, 04:20:32 PM
I'm inclined to just say we're a group of 14 and go from there.  I think we'll find a way to get them to take all of our cards, but if not we'll deal with it.

If they insist on only 4 cards, don't you think some people in our group might get violent (wanting to have their card swiped)? :P
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on March 14, 2011, 04:22:40 PM
It's fine for drinks beforehand, but it's quite noisy.  Then again, Le Marais can be noisy too.
I'm inclined to just say we're a group of 14 and go from there.  I think we'll find a way to get them to take all of our cards, but if not we'll deal with it.
Unless someone else has other restaurant ideas.
sounds good.
and remember, like AsherO said, since we weren't a group of 15 we never knew about the 4 card limit :)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 14, 2011, 04:26:29 PM
If they insist on only 4 cards, don't you think some people in our group might get violent (wanting to have their card swiped)? :P
I'll have my virtual card machine on me. 1.99% swipes for all.
Honestly, I wonder how they can really enforce just 4 cards.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: bades on March 14, 2011, 04:27:10 PM
when is the dinner
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Deal Guy on March 14, 2011, 04:28:32 PM
Honestly, I wonder how they can really enforce just 4 cards.
Don't you have a very small credit limit on your one card?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 14, 2011, 04:29:58 PM
Don't you have a very small credit limit on your one card?
All 16 of us do.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 14, 2011, 04:34:21 PM
All 16 of us do.

Yup, Amex Plats with $20 credit line :D We can even program one to actually deny anything over $20.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: smurf on March 14, 2011, 04:40:40 PM
Yup, Amex Plats with $20 credit line :D We can even program one to actually deny anything over $20.
:)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Deal Guy on March 14, 2011, 04:43:01 PM
Well, after buying $1000 at the us mint, there is no money left, even for those that have more than a $20 limit.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 14, 2011, 04:51:33 PM
We should all come in with $50 AMEX Gift Cards :)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 14, 2011, 04:59:23 PM
I emailed to make a res for just 14 and they responded:

You still need to fill a reservation form.  We require that form for any large groups.   And only 4 cards can be accepted to pay for that meal.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 14, 2011, 05:03:15 PM
I emailed to make a res for just 14 and they responded:

You still need to fill a reservation form.  We require that form for any large groups.   And only 4 cards can be accepted to pay for that meal.


Ugh!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on March 14, 2011, 05:07:58 PM
I emailed to make a res for just 14 and they responded:

You still need to fill a reservation form.  We require that form for any large groups.   And only 4 cards can be accepted to pay for that meal.

I guess it's time for a change of venue...
(or a fight?)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: smurf on March 14, 2011, 05:20:42 PM
If you're not getting a group rate why not make 4x4 reservation and sit together once you get there.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 14, 2011, 05:22:53 PM
If you're not getting a group rate why not make 4x4 reservation and sit together once you get there.
We can definitely do 2 ressies of 8.
They won't necessarily have a table for 16 though.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on March 14, 2011, 06:08:14 PM
I guess it's time for a change of venue...
(or a fight?)
+1

Is there any particular reason to stick to this place?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Mikeoracle on March 14, 2011, 06:10:01 PM
I may have an "in" at Solo. Should I try to find out more info regarding making the group res there?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: YOSEF on March 14, 2011, 06:10:46 PM
Why don't you guys just pay with coins?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 14, 2011, 06:17:52 PM
I may have an "in" at Solo. Should I try to find out more info regarding making the group res there?
Definitely.  You can see if Solo wants to offer a generous discount in exchange for being the sponsor of the DDF DO along with a free ad...

Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 14, 2011, 06:18:02 PM
Why don't you guys just pay with coins?
ROFL!!!!!
I'm game!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Mikeoracle on March 14, 2011, 06:20:06 PM
Definitely.  You can see if Solo wants to offer a generous discount in exchange for being the sponsor of the DDF DO along with a free ad...
Ok, will advise.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 14, 2011, 06:54:47 PM
I actually also have an "in" with ETC Steakhouse in Teaneck.  Probably would hook us up with a generous discount.
Assuming people would rather not shlep out there though?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Mikeoracle on March 14, 2011, 07:06:10 PM
My "guy" has a good contact at Prime KO and at Solo. The manager at Prime KO said I should call him and he will take "good care of us", the question is should I rather try for Solo?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 14, 2011, 07:08:31 PM
My "guy" has a good contact at Prime KO and at Solo. The manager at Prime KO said I should call him and he will take "good care of us", the question is should I rather try for Solo?

Is this going to end up being $100+ each just on food? :P
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Mikeoracle on March 14, 2011, 07:11:16 PM
Is this going to end up being $100+ each just on food? :P
I have no idea, I never tried either of them.
Does anyone know what the avg meal costs at either of these?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 14, 2011, 07:13:42 PM
Is this going to end up being $100+ each just on food? :P
I agree. The ikkur is getting to meet and put a face to everyone.
If we can get a nice place to give a significant discount then I'm all for it and will gladly donate an ad to make it cheaper for everyone. 
But otherwise I think coins at Le Marais sounds great!  And teach 'em a lesson in the process...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on March 14, 2011, 07:14:15 PM
I agree. The ikkur is getting to meet and put a face to everyone.
If we can get a nice place to give a significant discount then I'm all for it and will gladly donate an ad to make it cheaper for everyone. 
But otherwise I think coins at Le Marais sounds great!  And teach 'em a lesson in the process...
+1
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 14, 2011, 07:15:28 PM
I agree. The ikkur is getting to meet and put a face to everyone.
If we can get a nice place to give a significant discount then I'm all for it and will gladly donate an ad to make it cheaper for everyone. 
But otherwise I think coins at Le Marais sounds great!  And teach 'em a lesson in the process...

If anyone wants to get rid of coins I'll take $60-100 at LM (in exchange for $20s or a payment via Amazon Payments/Paypal)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on March 14, 2011, 07:15:34 PM
I agree. The ikkur is getting to meet and put a face to everyone.
+2

What's with luggage tags/id cards, biz cards etc?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Mikeoracle on March 14, 2011, 07:17:05 PM
I agree. The ikkur is getting to meet and put a face to everyone.
If we can get a nice place to give a significant discount then I'm all for it and will gladly donate an ad to make it cheaper for everyone. 
But otherwise I think coins at Le Marais sounds great!  And teach 'em a lesson in the process...
+1
How much is an avg meal per person at LM?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 14, 2011, 07:18:07 PM
If anyone wants to get rid of coins I'll take $60-100 at LM (in exchange for $20s or a payment via Amazon Payments/Paypal)
I've got coins I can bring if anyone wants to join the cause.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 14, 2011, 07:19:27 PM
+1
How much is an avg meal per person at LM?

You can get steak, salad, and fries (or mashed potatoes) for $19.75+26.75% (tax/tip)=$25.03

I can already tell you my bill.  Pepper steak with salad and fries or mashed potatoes ($33) and warm chocolate cake with ice cream ($11)=$44+26.75%=$55.77
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on March 14, 2011, 07:21:20 PM
I've got coins I can bring if anyone wants to join the cause.

I'll trade some bills for coins if we end up doing this.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 14, 2011, 07:22:43 PM
I'll trade some bills for coins if we end up doing this.
Lol, no problem.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on March 14, 2011, 07:29:09 PM
so does this mean we need to choose a limited menu?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 14, 2011, 07:31:10 PM
so does this mean we need to choose a limited menu?
No, I'll just make the reservation for 14 along with a Citi Virtual card number...

I've got no love lost for these guys though, still open to other suggestions.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 14, 2011, 07:33:28 PM
No, I'll just make the reservation for 14 along with a Citi Virtual card number...

I've got no love lost for these guys though, still open to other suggestions.

They're going to authorize the Citi virtual number for $100...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 14, 2011, 08:01:59 PM
They're going to authorize the Citi virtual number for $100...
That's fine, I'll set it to $100.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Deal Guy on March 14, 2011, 08:17:51 PM
If it's gonna be a coin game, I  may need to consider coming just for the show ;D

Do you ever step foot in Lakewood?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on March 14, 2011, 08:19:04 PM
If it's gonna be a coin game, I  may need to consider coming just for the show ;D

Do you ever step foot in Lakewood?
Bring your video camera!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 14, 2011, 08:23:09 PM
Do you ever step foot in Lakewood?
Lakewood, OH? (http://local.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=lakewood,+oh&aq=&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=38.41771,107.138672&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Lakewood,+Cuyahoga,+Ohio&ll=41.492121,-81.555634&spn=0.284423,0.837021&z=11)
All the time.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Deal Guy on March 14, 2011, 08:25:29 PM
Lakewood, OH? (http://local.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=lakewood,+oh&aq=&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=38.41771,107.138672&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Lakewood,+Cuyahoga,+Ohio&ll=41.492121,-81.555634&spn=0.284423,0.837021&z=11)
All the time.

:D
If you ever come for a wedding or visit, let us know.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 14, 2011, 08:28:02 PM
:D
If you ever come for a wedding or visit, let us know.
Never been there before.  Am I missing something?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Deal Guy on March 14, 2011, 08:31:47 PM
Never been there before.  Am I missing something?
Not neccessarily. But since you are a worldwide traveller, you may consider spending at least as much time as you spent in Egypt. ;D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 14, 2011, 08:34:52 PM
Not neccessarily. But since you are a worldwide traveller, you may consider spending at least as much time as you spent in Egypt. ;D
I made about $100 and got 4 stamps in the hour I spent in Egypt :)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Deal Guy on March 14, 2011, 08:38:14 PM
I made about $100 and got 4 stamps in the hour I spent in Egypt :)
All right :D
But should you ever need to come, give us a heads up.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 14, 2011, 08:39:28 PM
All right :D
But should you ever need to come, give us a heads up.
Maybe you should come to Lakewood, OH?
NYC may be closer though.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Mikeoracle on March 14, 2011, 08:45:40 PM
If it's gonna be a coin game, I  may need to consider coming just for the show ;D
Am I the only one who will want to bury themselves with embarrassment?? :o
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Deal Guy on March 14, 2011, 08:47:45 PM
Am I the only one who will want to bury themselves with embarrassment?? :o
No. You'll just blame Dan for that!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 14, 2011, 08:50:31 PM
Am I the only one who will want to bury themselves with embarrassment?? :o
Better get us a deal somewhere else :D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on March 14, 2011, 09:01:01 PM
Visiting lakewood with camera, I was thinking more like a baseball bat. (Pun(ch) intended)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Deal Guy on March 14, 2011, 09:08:04 PM
Visiting lakewood with camera, I was thinking more like a baseball bat. (Pun(ch) intended)
Hey, it's safer than Europe. :D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 14, 2011, 09:09:52 PM
Visiting lakewood with camera, I was thinking more like a baseball bat. (Pun(ch) intended)
Huh?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on March 14, 2011, 09:16:33 PM
I wouldn't use it to defend myself...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on March 14, 2011, 09:23:03 PM
I wouldn't use it to defend myself...

Can you elaborate?
Nobody started up with me when I went to Lakewood.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Chachem Balaileh on March 14, 2011, 11:50:07 PM
Back On Topic:
Thanks to AsherO just leaving positive feedback
Fast response,will do bussiness again
Back OT:

Payment tally:
Amazon Payments: 1
Paypal:1

Total paid: 2
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 15, 2011, 02:21:49 AM
Back On Topic:
Thanks to AsherO just leaving positive feedback
Fast response,will do bussiness again

Thanks. Here's an updated tally:

Amazon Payments: 2
Chase QuickPay: 1
Paypal:1

Total paid: 4
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 15, 2011, 11:33:19 AM
Departing: Sunday, April 03, 2011
Akron/Canton, OH (CAK)    to    New York, NY - LaGuardia (LGA)    Flight 715    Class L
6:40 AM-8:03 AM         
Returning: Sunday, April 03, 2011
New York, NY - LaGuardia (LGA)    to    Akron/Canton, OH (CAK)    Flight 718    Class T
8:47 PM-10:22 PM

Total price: $280.40
Payment status: Confirmed


Dan, sales generally come out on Tuesday's.  But anyways, if the price was in the 320's how did you get for $280?

Now pricing out at $365.40!
 :D :D :D

Tuesday sale brought the price down to $317.40
Still came out ahead so far.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Deal Guy on March 15, 2011, 02:38:37 PM

Tuesday sale brought the price down to $317.40
Still came out ahead so far.
Good!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Mikeoracle on March 15, 2011, 04:47:26 PM
Quote
Better get us a deal somewhere else
TBH I am totally fine with a place like MR. Broadways or the like and just ordering a couple of platters of Sushi, Deli sanwiches, onion rings, knishes etc... Its more of a "get together" matzav and definitely much cheaper and we can all just split the bill.
For me its not about the food (for a nice dining experience I go out with my wife ;) ) and I think a more casual atmosphere would work better than a "fancy restaurant".

I am probably in the minority though as it seems most of you davka want a "high end" restaurant, which is also fine with me if thats what everyone else wants. Just throwing the idea out there.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: E on March 15, 2011, 05:04:34 PM
TBH I am totally fine with a place like MR. Broadways or the like and just ordering a couple of platters of Sushi, Deli sanwiches, onion rings, knishes etc... Its more of a "get together" matzav and definitely much cheaper and we can all just split the bill.
For me its not about the food (for a nice dining experience I go out with my wife ;) ) and I think a more casual atmosphere would work better than a "fancy restaurant".

I am probably in the minority though as it seems most of you davka want a "high end" restaurant, which is also fine with me if thats what everyone else wants. Just throwing the idea out there.
that's not a bad idea I would even be open to a BBQ if we can find a cool place maybe a boat, or rooftop in the city?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 15, 2011, 05:08:23 PM
TBH I am totally fine with a place like MR. Broadways or the like and just ordering a couple of platters of Sushi, Deli sanwiches, onion rings, knishes etc... Its more of a "get together" matzav and definitely much cheaper and we can all just split the bill.
For me its not about the food (for a nice dining experience I go out with my wife ;) ) and I think a more casual atmosphere would work better than a "fancy restaurant".

I am probably in the minority though as it seems most of you davka want a "high end" restaurant, which is also fine with me if thats what everyone else wants. Just throwing the idea out there.
In my experience those kinds of meals rarely end up being as cheap as they sound like they should.  A good steak at Le Marais with salad and a side is under $20 if someone wants that, while that kind of meal will likely end up more than that for worse food/ambiance.

But as I said, it doesn't really matter to me.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: eliteflyer on March 15, 2011, 09:29:16 PM
A good steak at Le Marais with salad and a side is under $20 if someone wants that, while that kind of meal will likely end up more than that for worse food/ambiance.

Dont forget to add tax and tip :-)
Indeed, there is a Steak, Frites, Salade for $19.75 on the menu. What cut is that?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 15, 2011, 10:19:04 PM
Dont forget to add tax and tip :-)
You can get steak, salad, and fries (or mashed potatoes) for $19.75+26.75% (tax/tip)=$25.03
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: josh nyc on March 16, 2011, 12:54:37 AM
Le Mar can sometimes get very petty about nonsense like this. Ultimately theyre not going to turn away people and Ive been there before with 10+ without any of there pre-menu options. Ive only had to deal with a set menu for a sheva bro and in those cases they do pre-make the appitizers but not the mains (they cant cook a steak before you get there. at least I hope they wouldnt). I dont know why theyre being so difficult

Im surprised no one mentioned Kasba. Great food and none of the attitude...but i guess if youre not in nyc every day you want to hit up the midtown places
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 16, 2011, 02:00:50 AM
Le Mar can sometimes get very petty about nonsense like this. Ultimately theyre not going to turn away people and Ive been there before with 10+ without any of there pre-menu options. Ive only had to deal with a set menu for a sheva bro and in those cases they do pre-make the appitizers but not the mains (they cant cook a steak before you get there. at least I hope they wouldnt). I dont know why theyre being so difficult

Im surprised no one mentioned Kasba. Great food and none of the attitude...but i guess if youre not in nyc every day you want to hit up the midtown places

I have a contact at Kasba, but I don't think it's on par with LM.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on March 16, 2011, 04:02:17 AM
If a place has attitude, we already save on the tips.

But that's just me.

For those places that include in the bill the tip, I pay cash, and leave.

A tip has to be deserved.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: moish on March 16, 2011, 07:30:00 AM
rude europeans
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on March 16, 2011, 08:18:45 AM
if the place is between -/+ normal or better, I leave a tip.

if the place is a disaster, i don't.

not sure what is rude here.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: josh nyc on March 16, 2011, 08:48:40 AM
I have a contact at Kasba, but I don't think it's on par with LM.
While Kasba is very good, youre right - Its not on par with LM

If a place has attitude, we already save on the tips.

But that's just me.

For those places that include in the bill the tip, I pay cash, and leave.

A tip has to be deserved.

I did that once in pita hut in miami beach. A schwarma place with horrible service when we were there (we couldnt even get a water refill) they included 18% service charge on a $27 bill for my wife and I. I left $30 cash (unfortunately I didnt have $27 and just wanted to leave; even with the 18% it was $32 or so, so i didnt completely fudge on tip even though the service was non existent) and walked out. As I was walking to my car the manager came running out of the store after me. He started screaming that I am a ganov and I left  before paying the whole bill. I calmly explained that tips are for service and I received none, yet I still left a tip just not 18%. His response - "We dont pay our staff, they work off tips and you are stealing from them".  Well that obviously doesn't justify anything and I told him that tips are for service and are not included, and certainly not a whopping 18%. His response (in classic israeli style) "well tips are not for service here, they are part of the fee". I got into my car and drove off, but did not feel good about the whole episode.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on March 16, 2011, 09:01:28 AM
I would feel bad in your case for having left $3 there.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 16, 2011, 05:06:53 PM
I guess I'm going to make the res for 14 at Le Marais at 4:30pm.  It's cancelable until the day before in case anyone comes up with any better ideas.

Is anyone interested in going for drinks at Clubhouse Cafe right across the street beforehand?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 16, 2011, 05:39:08 PM
Is anyone interested in going for drinks at Clubhouse Cafe right across the street beforehand?

I am.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Smirk on March 16, 2011, 06:44:49 PM
I am
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Mikeoracle on March 16, 2011, 06:57:08 PM
I would probably be interested as well.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: yare on March 16, 2011, 07:48:49 PM
interested.       sorry i missed the fun the last couple days.. been in transit.    anyway, i think for most people their LM bill will come out more than $50... a couple drinks, maybe an appetizer or something.   regardless, it's definitely cheaper than PG, and much cheaper than solo.  solo has a great private area for big groups, but unless you're really getting a great deal there it's prob out of most people's price range.                             as much as i think LM deserves $1000 of one dollar coins, like mikeoracle, i don't think i could live with that  (now 5 years ago might have been a different story)  :)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: aussiebochur on March 16, 2011, 08:12:14 PM
@ AsherO
Sadly I won't be able to make it but if someone pays in coins will you please video it and add it to the DD YouTube channel? ;)
Thanks!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Mikeoracle on March 16, 2011, 08:15:57 PM
as much as i think LM deserves $1000 of one dollar coins, like mikeoracle, i don't think i could live with that  (now 5 years ago might have been a different story)  :)
Finally someone with some self respect ;D !!

I am not the "party pooper" type but isnt it possibly bordering on c"h if a group of frum guys try to pull something like this?
Just sayin....
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on March 16, 2011, 09:58:21 PM
Is anyone interested in going for drinks at Clubhouse Cafe right across the street beforehand?
Sounds good to me.

In my experience those kinds of meals rarely end up being as cheap as they sound like they should.  A good steak at Le Marais with salad and a side is under $20 if someone wants that, while that kind of meal will likely end up more than that for worse food/ambiance.
True but as yare said:
i think for most people their LM bill will come out more than $50... a couple drinks, maybe an appetizer or something.   
while somebody could get away with spending $25, I think $50+ is more realistic. 
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Deal Guy on March 16, 2011, 10:45:16 PM
@ AsherO
Sadly I won't be able to make it but if someone pays in coins will you please video it and add it to the DD YouTube channel? ;)
Thanks!
+1. But you know how good we are here when it comes to posting pictures. ;D
I think the response is going to be, that if you want to see, you need to come. :(
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 16, 2011, 10:47:30 PM
I think the response is going to be, that if you want to see, you need to come.

+1
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 16, 2011, 11:29:56 PM
Updated tally:

Amazon Payments: 3
Chase QuickPay: 1
Paypal:1

Total paid: 5

So how do we penalize those who don't pay by Monday? Publish their names, charge them a late fee (nominal $0.10 daily) or both? :P
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Deal Guy on March 16, 2011, 11:56:36 PM
Updated tally:

Amazon Payments: 3
Chase QuickPay: 1
Paypal:1

Total paid: 5

So how do we penalize those who don't pay by Monday? Publish their names, charge them a late fee (nominal $0.10 daily) or both? :P

No. Monday is Shushan Purim, you gotta give them till at least Tuesday :P
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on March 17, 2011, 12:07:02 AM
No. Monday is Shushan Purim, you gotta give them till at least Tuesday :P

When people are drunk they tend to spend more money. Maybe the deadline should be Sunday night?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 17, 2011, 12:18:03 AM
When people are drunk they tend to spend more money. Maybe the deadline should be Sunday night?

Haha. It was originally Friday (1 full week).
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on March 17, 2011, 12:42:33 AM

Is anyone interested in going for drinks at Clubhouse Cafe right across the street beforehand?

I am too.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 17, 2011, 12:47:46 AM
Updated tally:

Amazon Payments: 3
Chase QuickPay: 1
Paypal:1

Total paid: 5

So how do we penalize those who don't pay by Monday? Publish their names, charge them a late fee (nominal $0.10 daily) or both? :P

Meh, I say lock 'em out if they have been active on the forum (got the PM) and don't attempt to make payment arrangements by the deadline.  I wouldn't be opposed to a more intimate DO...

Maybe I'll even make a public mileage seminar or Q&A session and charge $5/person to pay for the remainder of my expenses?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on March 17, 2011, 01:34:16 AM
Meh, I say lock 'em out if they have been active on the forum (got the PM) and don't attempt to make payment arrangements by the deadline.  I wouldn't be opposed to a more intimate DO...

Maybe I'll even make a public mileage seminar or Q&A session and charge $5/person to pay for the remainder of my expenses?

I'm all for it.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 17, 2011, 01:38:24 AM
I'm all for it.
Which part?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on March 17, 2011, 01:44:41 AM
Which part?
Both!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 17, 2011, 01:51:27 AM
Where would I be able to pull off something like that though without paying $$$ for a room?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on March 17, 2011, 01:54:06 AM
Where would I be able to pull off something like that though without paying $$$ for a room?
Somebody's house?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on March 17, 2011, 02:01:03 AM
Where would I be able to pull off something like that though without paying $$$ for a room?

I'm sure we can figure something out. Any idea how many people we'd be talking about?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 17, 2011, 02:03:23 AM
I'm sure we can figure something out. Any idea how many people we'd be talking about?
None whatsoever. 
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on March 17, 2011, 02:05:39 AM
None whatsoever. 
simple cheshbon,
what's the mininum you'd need to make it worthwhile? once that's set you can set a maximum based on the location.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 17, 2011, 03:49:05 PM
Meh, I say lock 'em out if they have been active on the forum (got the PM) and don't attempt to make payment arrangements by the deadline.  I wouldn't be opposed to a more intimate DO...

I think you scared some people, a torrent of payments arrived today :P

Updated tally:

Amazon Payments: 3
Chase QuickPay: 2
Paypal:3

Total paid: 8 (Not including Dan & myself, rest assured I'll be giving Dan $25 for myself as well)
Outstanding payments: 5
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: yare on March 17, 2011, 03:59:15 PM
I think you scared some people, a torrent of payments arrived today :P
i wouldn't go that far.   more like... gave them a slight push out of their lackadaisical daze to actually take care of it.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on March 17, 2011, 04:06:31 PM
i wouldn't go that far.   more like... gave them a slight push out of their lackadaisical daze to actually take care of it.
unless you're looking for an excuse to ban somebody...   ;)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Yellow on March 22, 2011, 07:49:41 PM
are any women gonna be there?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Chachem Balaileh on March 22, 2011, 10:08:30 PM
are any women gonna be there?
I'm for it!
of course on separate tables.
maybe they can give advice to each other how they cope with the time the husbands spend on DD
are any women gonna be there?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 23, 2011, 01:20:04 AM
are any women gonna be there?

None on the list yet, are you interested?

I'm for it!
of course on separate tables.
maybe they can give advice to each other how they cope with the time the husbands spend on DD

PC is a gal, and it's her that spends all the time on DD :D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on March 23, 2011, 07:37:29 PM
I spoke to another lady of ddf who is the mileage person of her family.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Chaikel on March 23, 2011, 07:39:43 PM
I spoke to another lady of ddf who is the mileage person of her family.
I ate with her at a friday night meal
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 23, 2011, 07:43:40 PM
Why is it that it tends to be men that are generally the mileage addicts?

When it comes to clipping coupons and things of that nature it tends to be women.  And most women love a nice vacation.  So why aren't they more involved in the mileage game?

Or is it that more men handle the finances still and much of the mileage game has to do with the financial?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 23, 2011, 07:44:32 PM
Updated tally:

Amazon Payments: 3
Chase QuickPay: 3
Paypal:3

Total paid:9 (Not including Dan & myself, rest assured I'll be giving Dan $25 for myself as well)
Outstanding payments: 4

Still 4 unpaid participants, I'm going to send out another PM, see where they're at...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on March 23, 2011, 07:54:49 PM
@chaikel: she was from NY, duno if we are talking about the same.

Coupons, I believe are close related to shopping, which is the woman sector.

Mileage has also the whole wallet candy/status matzav which is more a man thing.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: YOSEF on March 23, 2011, 08:51:13 PM
I would assume all the ins and outs of the programs are more gemaraish than coupons.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 23, 2011, 08:56:40 PM
I would assume all the ins and outs of the programs are more gemaraish than coupons.
That's what I thought too until a little while ago.  You wouldn't believe the depth of the whole coupon shitck. My friend's wife has getting all her groceries for free down to a science.  She's got closets full of stuff she gets for free.  The strategies she uses are pretty neat.  I've told her she ought to put her mind into miles!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Yellow on March 23, 2011, 09:03:44 PM
I spoke to another lady of ddf who is the mileage person of her family.
really??? i have yet to meet another girl who is so into miles!! all my friends just laugh at me when i explain what i'm doing
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Devorah on March 23, 2011, 09:05:01 PM
really??? i have yet to meet another girl who is so into miles!! all my friends just laugh at me when i explain what i'm doing

Meet me.  Same here, but they all ask for advice when they need it.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 24, 2011, 12:39:25 AM
Two more DO cancellations, seems like we're already below LM's 15-person group threshold. Two confirmed attendees still MIA.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: E on March 24, 2011, 12:43:32 AM
Two more DO cancellations, seems like we're already below LM's 15-person group threshold. Two confirmed attendees still MIA.
  the two that just canceled will actually be in MIA..  I forgot about the date of the DO before we booked oh well would have liked to come.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 24, 2011, 12:53:37 AM
  the two that just canceled will actually be in MIA..  I forgot about the date of the DO before we booked oh well would have liked to come.

You two seem to be tight, brothers?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: E on March 24, 2011, 01:13:54 AM
You two seem to be tight, brothers?
no just friends.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: HSS on March 24, 2011, 01:56:27 AM
Pardon my tardiness (and unwillingness to read through 65 pages)

but what date is this tentative DO to be held in NYC? or is that also just speculation at this point?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 24, 2011, 01:59:29 AM
Pardon my tardiness (and unwillingness to read through 65 pages)

but what date is this tentative DO to be held in NYC? or is that also just speculation at this point?

04/03/2011. It's confirmed. Location looks like it'll be Le Marais, but not 100% final yet.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 24, 2011, 02:00:02 AM
Pardon my tardiness (and unwillingness to read through 65 pages)

but what date is this tentative DO to be held in NYC? or is that also just speculation at this point?
04/03
3:30pm pre-dinner drinks at Clubhouse Cafe.
4:30pm dinner at Le Marais.
Unless someone else comes up with another place that people would rather go to.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on March 24, 2011, 02:25:26 AM
@PC: its true that its harder to find girls/women into miles, but have several ones on this forum, some of which I didn't see any posts in a long time.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on March 24, 2011, 03:36:45 AM
That's what I thought too until a little while ago.  You wouldn't believe the depth of the whole coupon shitck. My friend's wife has getting all her groceries for free down to a science.  She's got closets full of stuff she gets for free.  The strategies she uses are pretty neat.  I've told her she ought to put her mind into miles!

You should tell her about the free diapers and she'll come running.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: yare on March 24, 2011, 12:55:12 PM
who's canceled so far from the original confirmed list?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 24, 2011, 12:59:58 PM
who's canceled so far from the original confirmed list?

E, Ceejay and Chaikel. BrooklynCPA added at the last minute (he took Chaikel's spot).
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on March 24, 2011, 01:05:06 PM
Unless someone else comes up with another place that people would rather go to.

Any interest in Wolf & Lamb? I know the manager there and I can ask him if he'll give us a more favorable group rate, discount for a DD ad, etc.

I've never been to any of the places mentioned here - including the above - so I can't recommend or compare one to another.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on March 24, 2011, 01:05:23 PM
and who's still MIA?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 24, 2011, 01:11:17 PM
Any interest in Wolf & Lamb? I know the manager there and I can ask him if he'll give us a more favorable group rate, discount for a DD ad, etc.

I've never been to any of the places mentioned here - including the above - so I can't recommend or compare one to another.
Never been there.  For those who have been to LM and W&L how do they compare?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 24, 2011, 01:15:41 PM
Any interest in Wolf & Lamb? I know the manager there and I can ask him if he'll give us a more favorable group rate, discount for a DD ad, etc.

I've never been to any of the places mentioned here - including the above - so I can't recommend or compare one to another.

Who do you know @ LM? ZH?

and who's still MIA?

I dunno if they want their names published, let's give them another day or two.

Never been there.  For those who have been to LM and W&L how do they compare?

I think LM is better ambiance/food than W&L, though it's been a while since I've been to W&L, so may have gotten better since.

Why don't we stick to LM, especially since it seems we'll be less than 15 at this point.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: yare on March 24, 2011, 01:25:53 PM
let's stick with LM,  it's not my favorite, but i've never heard anything too great about WL.
also, it's right across from the clubhouse which makes it easy for people to drink early and not have to drive in between
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on March 24, 2011, 01:38:57 PM
Who do you know @ LM? ZH?

You mean Wolf and Lamb, right? CBK - friend and classmate.


I think LM is better ambiance/food than W&L, though it's been a while since I've been to W&L, so may have gotten better since.

Why don't we stick to LM, especially since it seems we'll be less than 15 at this point.

Aside from food quality and prices which I'm clueless about for both places, I'd say if a place is willing to accommodate our group - and we know LM has no interest in that - that should be a reason to switch. Another important factor is noise level. It sounds like that may be a problem at LM, I have no idea what W&L is like so I'm waiting to hear from someone who does know. I've also heard you can also request Lubavitch meat at W&L which is a plus for me, but  the DO is about us meeting each other more then looking for food to eat...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 24, 2011, 01:40:58 PM
Aside from food quality and prices which I'm clueless about for both places, I'd say if a place is willing to accommodate our group - and we know LM has no interest in that - that should be a reason to switch. Another important factor is noise level. It sounds like that may be a problem at LM, I have no idea what W&L is like so I'm waiting to hear from someone who does know. I've also heard you can also request Lubavitch meat at W&L which is a plus for me, but  the DO is about us meeting each other more then looking for a place to eat...

I completely agree with you. Only that some of the DO attendees may be more particular about these things, so I'm happy to accommodate and join them @ LM.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 24, 2011, 02:18:02 PM
and who's still MIA?

We're down to one MIA. One fellow says he'll be making payment via Amazon Payments.

What do we do with our last deadbeat? :P To be fair, he's probably been busy, not active much on the forums lately.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 25, 2011, 05:23:44 PM
I've collected the DO funds, we've got 13 confirmed participants, as follows:

1. Dan
2. AsherO
3. BrooklynCPA (called dibs on Chaikel's spot)
4. Mikeoracle
5. Smirk
6. MOSES
7. whYME
8. yare
9. Avid Reader
10. Chachem Balaileh
11. mancunian
12. misterstuf (he paid, but he might not be able to make)
13. yid

Three cancellations:

1. Chaikel
2. E
3. ceejay

Can we agree on LM now that we're below 15 attendees?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Chachem Balaileh on March 25, 2011, 05:36:59 PM
 i'm fine with LM
I've collected the DO funds, we've got 13 confirmed participants, as follows:

1. Dan
2. AsherO
3. BrooklynCPA (called dibs on Chaikel's spot)
4. Mikeoracle
5. Smirk
6. MOSES
7. whYME
8. yare
9. Avid Reader
10. Chachem Balaileh
11. mancunian
12. misterstuf (he paid, but he might not be able to make)
13. yid

Three cancellations:

1. Chaikel
2. E
3. ceejay

Can we agree on LM now that we're below 15 attendees?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Q274 on March 25, 2011, 05:40:25 PM
I think that anyone who made/makes a donation to dansdeals should get an automatic free spot in this ddf do. No matter how many posts or who likes or doesn't like the member
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 25, 2011, 05:44:10 PM
I think that anyone who made/makes a donation to dansdeals should get an automatic free spot in this ddf do. No matter how many posts or who likes or doesn't like the member

Ah, so that's what it was all about... :P
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 25, 2011, 06:00:33 PM
You're welcome to attend for no additional donations jackness :)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 25, 2011, 06:11:09 PM
You're welcome to attend for no additional donations jackness :)

I thought it was our (collective) DO... :P
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Q274 on March 25, 2011, 06:15:05 PM
Thank u and since I don't need to confirm I might just make a surprise appearance :-)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 25, 2011, 06:30:04 PM
I thought it was our (collective) DO... :P
Yes, but he has paid well more than his fair share.
since I don't need to confirm
That I never said ;)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Q274 on March 25, 2011, 06:34:47 PM
Ha ha ashero dan likes me more then you  :P
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on March 25, 2011, 06:53:08 PM
woaw! who ever said that?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: YudiG on March 26, 2011, 02:56:57 PM
seems like that was a bribe...:)

perhaps the time has come to start a sponsor wall...founders/builders/patrons etc
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on March 26, 2011, 04:47:45 PM
Poor ashero...

Your list isn't correct, you will have to read the whole thread again.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 26, 2011, 09:37:02 PM
Poor ashero...

Your list isn't correct, you will have to read the whole thread again.
Are you coming?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on March 26, 2011, 11:24:19 PM
Can we agree on LM now that we're below 15 attendees?

Personally I would prefer someplace cheaper but if that's what everybody wants I'll survive.
(I know I *could* get away with only spending $25, but in reality I'm thinking probably $75 between CH & LM...)


Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 27, 2011, 12:23:41 AM
No reason you can't eat well in LM for $25 and drink at CC for $10.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on March 27, 2011, 12:38:31 AM
No reason you can't eat well in LM for $25 and drink at CC for $10.
I know. I said that in my post. I'm just being realistic.

Besides, if I was sticking to that I'd be even less interested in going there.
I wouldn't want to go somewhere where I'm so limited...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on March 27, 2011, 12:45:33 AM
Don't know. Don't have a tix. Depends on several factors. You saved ashero some reading. ;D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 27, 2011, 12:47:33 AM
Don't know. Don't have a tix. Depends on several factors. You saved ashero some reading. ;D

I read all your posts. I was listing confirmed guests, and while you're welcome it isn't confirmed that you're coming. :P
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on March 27, 2011, 01:00:41 AM
So the pending guys don't have a list I guess.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 27, 2011, 01:03:12 AM
So the pending guys don't have a list I guess.

Make your own, I was just responsible for collecting the funds, so I was reporting to everyone.

Funds were delivered to Dan via (fee free) Amazon Payments, and I got to spend $300 on my Cap1 Venture :D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: yare on March 27, 2011, 07:51:45 AM
not sure why LM is open for discussion again every other day.  that's where we all agreed on, that's where we'll do it.  let's move on.   
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: MOSES on March 27, 2011, 06:02:36 PM
I dont think anyone mentions "ve bene".

I went there last night and had a great time.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on March 27, 2011, 10:58:51 PM
not sure why LM is open for discussion again every other day.
I can think of 2 reasons
1. Nobody ever really seemed firm about it, it was more like nobody suggested anyplace better yet so we'll go with that for now.
2. They weren't being very accommodating  (granted that's not much of an issue now that we're <15)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: MOSES on March 27, 2011, 11:41:08 PM
ve bene anyone?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on March 28, 2011, 02:53:33 PM
are the luggage tags happening?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: myb821 on March 28, 2011, 04:15:40 PM
so when is this dinner taking place?
to amny pages in this thread for me to read them to figure it out
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 28, 2011, 04:18:33 PM
so when is this dinner taking place?
to amny pages in this thread for me to read them to figure it out

04/03
3:30pm pre-dinner drinks at Clubhouse Cafe.
4:30pm dinner at Le Marais.
Unless someone else comes up with another place that people would rather go to.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: myb821 on March 28, 2011, 04:20:54 PM

very tempting
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 28, 2011, 04:23:13 PM
very tempting

I think we're booked out...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: myb821 on March 28, 2011, 04:26:49 PM
I think we're booked out...
maybe i will just stop by for drinks at club house
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 28, 2011, 04:27:37 PM
ve bene anyone?
ROFL at the most recent shamash review of the place.

Let's leave it as planned, see you guys Sunday!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on March 28, 2011, 07:07:25 PM
Enjoy!!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: MOSES on March 28, 2011, 07:33:17 PM
ROFL at the most recent shamash review of the place.

Let's leave it as planned, see you guys Sunday!
Not even close....
Funny thing was they gave me desert on the house, because I went with a friend who goes avery couple of weeks...
In my opinion the place is on PAR with PG, just milchig..
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on March 28, 2011, 11:36:43 PM
are the luggage tags happening?

I think the was user E's department. He isn't coming, but maybe he can still arrange it?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 29, 2011, 03:11:55 PM
I think the was user E's department. He isn't coming, but maybe he can still arrange it?

I'd be happy to pay for someone to design and make DD luggage tags for the DO.

Anyone know someone that does that sort of thing?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 29, 2011, 03:13:21 PM
I'd be happy to pay for someone to design and make DD luggage tags for the DO.

Anyone know someone that does that sort of thing?

Isn't it a bit late?

Can you get someone to design a favicon for DD/DDF? ;)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 29, 2011, 03:24:12 PM
Isn't it a bit late?

Can you get someone to design a favicon for DD/DDF? ;)
I assume even Fedex/Kinko's can make luggage tags.  Truth is I can probably just put a site banner on the front and name info on the back. 

There is a DD favicon, just doesn't show up on DDF.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 29, 2011, 03:25:51 PM
There is a DD favicon, just doesn't show up on DDF.

 :-[ I should've known better...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 29, 2011, 04:31:24 PM
Trying to just throw a site banner into this luggage tag maker, but the banner dimensions are way off...
Any suggestions?
http://www.luggagepros.com/myflytag
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 29, 2011, 04:34:31 PM
More site banners...I do have some higher res images as well.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 29, 2011, 04:42:05 PM
Trying to just throw a site banner into this luggage tag maker, but the banner dimensions are way off...
Any suggestions?
http://www.luggagepros.com/myflytag

Maybe something like this (higher resolution, obviously):
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 29, 2011, 04:48:44 PM
Maybe something like this (higher resolution, obviously):
Looks good, here's a slightly higher res image, want to try it with that?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 29, 2011, 04:51:26 PM
Looks good, here's a slightly higher res image, want to try it with that?

This is as good as it gets, and it's pixelated on my screen...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: E on March 30, 2011, 01:12:36 AM
I have a printer and would be willing to print them out I just am not very good with photoshop ect.. remember when creating an image to print it has to be much higher resolution than for viewing on a screen.  I even have the cards I'd have to buy a slot puncher for a few $ not a big deal.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 30, 2011, 08:55:12 AM
remember when creating an image to print it has to be much higher resolution than for viewing on a screen.
So you're saying AsherO's design won't work b/c its too pixelated?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: E on March 31, 2011, 12:28:13 AM
So you're saying AsherO's design won't work b/c its too pixelated?
yes I could try it to see how it looks, also what about the other side? leave it blank? add lines to put in your name and address?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: aussiebochur on March 31, 2011, 01:26:12 AM
yes I could try it to see how it looks, also what about the other side? leave it blank? add lines to put in your name and address?
May be too difficult to personalize but what about DDF handle and/or status?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on March 31, 2011, 01:32:07 AM
May be too difficult to personalize but what about DDF handle and/or status?

Status? Pffft.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 31, 2011, 08:30:13 AM
yes I could try it to see how it looks, also what about the other side? leave it blank? add lines to put in your name and address?
If you can personalize it:
Name
Address
Phone number
Email address
(DDF Username? Status?)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: moishh on March 31, 2011, 10:28:32 AM
is this for real? Are we gonna have  a Groupon party also?? 
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: moishh on March 31, 2011, 10:29:23 AM
If you can personalize it:
Name
Address
Phone number
Email address
(DDF Username? Status?)
+142
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: moish on March 31, 2011, 10:41:00 AM
the design seems misleading as dd.com doesnt redirect to dd
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 31, 2011, 03:48:56 PM
I know it's completely last-minute, but I may be interested in giving a short award booking/credit card seminar Sunday sometime around noon in NYC.

If anyone is involved with a tzedoka with a projector and a place to do it then PM me to possibly arrange it as a fundraiser opportunity...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on March 31, 2011, 04:32:58 PM
If you can personalize it:
Name
Address
Phone number
Email address
(DDF Username? Status?)

Are we talking about luggage tags? I always thought it's not a good idea to put such details on prominent display while traveling. Am I wrong?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 31, 2011, 04:38:59 PM
Are we talking about luggage tags? I always thought it's not a good idea to put such details on prominent display while traveling. Am I wrong?
Do you not put that info on your bags when you check them in? 
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Mikeoracle on March 31, 2011, 04:54:03 PM
Quote
Do you not put that info on your bags when you check them in? 
He probably meant DD username and status  :P
The airlines will start tracking us ;D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on March 31, 2011, 04:54:28 PM
Do you not put that info on your bags when you check them in? 

I do, but not so conspicuously. You're way more seasoned then me in this. I'm just asking.


EDIT: I'm also not sure it's a good idea to have our real names connected to our DD usernames... (Is it just me that's paranoid?)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on March 31, 2011, 04:57:12 PM
I do, but not so conspicuously. You're way more seasoned then me in this. I'm just asking.
I have luggage tags from airlines on my bags that have my name and address on them.
Never worried too much about it.  Nobody really sees it unless it gets lost-which is the point of them.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on March 31, 2011, 05:05:24 PM
I have luggage tags from airlines on my bags that have my name and address on them.
Never worried too much about it.  Nobody really sees it unless it gets lost-which is the point of them.

Looks like there different opinions on what to put on the tag, but this is really another whole discussion.
http://travel.lovetoknow.com/wiki/What_Should_I_Put_on_Luggage_Tags

I'll definitely take the luggage tags. It's a great DO souvenir in any case :)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: HSS on April 01, 2011, 12:44:14 AM
Looks good, here's a slightly higher res image, want to try it with that?

who made the banner in the first place back during your site banner contest? I am sure that the "creator" has an adobe illustrator file or similar with much higher resolution than your 36k jpg
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on April 01, 2011, 12:48:26 AM
who made the banner in the first place back during your site banner contest? I am sure that the "creator" has an adobe illustrator file or similar with much higher resolution than your 36k jpg
That particular banner was made by Laibel Berkowitz designerlaibel.com (http://designerlaibel.com). (don't ask me who made any of the other ones, I have no idea)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on April 01, 2011, 01:06:36 AM
I actually emailed him on Tuesday.  He said that he no longer has the files.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on April 02, 2011, 09:52:29 PM
Headed to NYC at 4:30am-can't wait to meet up with everyone!
Drinks at Clubhouse Cafe at 3:30pm and dinner at Le Marais at 4:30pm. 

For the  DDF NYC DO attendees, make a post here and number it, starting from 1, and we'll make a drawing tomorrow using random.org for a couple of small door prizes. 

So the first poster should write that he is #1, and second that he is #2, etc...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on April 02, 2011, 09:54:34 PM
I think I'm 1
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Smirk on April 02, 2011, 10:00:37 PM
#2
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Mikeoracle on April 02, 2011, 10:28:02 PM
#3 here  ;D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on April 02, 2011, 10:36:03 PM
#4


So the first poster should write that he is #1, and second that he is #2, etc...

Do you really expect us to be capable of this? You have high standards ;)

Looking forward to the big day we've so been waiting for!!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: yid on April 02, 2011, 10:39:40 PM
#5
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: MOSES on April 02, 2011, 11:20:56 PM
#6
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: aussiebochur on April 02, 2011, 11:25:51 PM
Gonna be 35,000 feet up, sorry I can't make it...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: MOSES on April 02, 2011, 11:35:14 PM
I know it's completely last-minute, but I may be interested in giving a short award booking/credit card seminar Sunday sometime around noon in NYC.

If anyone is involved with a tzedoka with a projector and a place to do it then PM me to possibly arrange it as a fundraiser opportunity...
r u doing this?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on April 03, 2011, 12:02:24 AM
Gonna be 35,000 feet up, sorry I can't make it...
Safe trip wherever your going!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Q274 on April 03, 2011, 12:07:28 AM
Safe trip wherever your going!
+/'\
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on April 03, 2011, 12:10:44 AM
is anybody driving from crown heights?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Mikeoracle on April 03, 2011, 12:12:40 AM
+/'\
Whats up with this new symbol you keep posting?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Chachem Balaileh on April 03, 2011, 12:32:59 AM
#7
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: MOSES on April 03, 2011, 12:33:09 AM
is anybody driving from crown heights?
I most probably will be
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Q274 on April 03, 2011, 12:37:29 AM
Whats up with this new symbol you keep posting?
try it in gmail it is really cool +/'\
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on April 03, 2011, 12:46:42 AM
I most probably will be
Can I get a ride with you?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Yordai Dooma on April 03, 2011, 01:11:43 AM
try it in gmail it is really cool +/'\
It actually is pretty cool. put it in gmail chat (or status) and its a cowbell.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: MOSES on April 03, 2011, 01:18:57 AM
Can I get a ride with you?
at around 3 i am assuming? Call me at about 1 O'Clock. I will PM you my number

Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on April 03, 2011, 01:22:57 AM
at around 3 i am assuming? Call me at about 1 O'Clock. I will PM you my number
ok, will do. thanks.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on April 03, 2011, 01:24:11 AM
Good luck to all you guys, and I hope the DO turns out great! can't wait to hear the trip reports ;-)

and hopefully, it won't be tooo long till the next DO, which I may be able to attend...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on April 03, 2011, 03:14:03 AM
#6

#7 kol hashvi'I'm chavivim.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: ChAiM'l on April 03, 2011, 03:24:41 AM
#7
#7 kol hashvi'I'm chavivim.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Deal Guy on April 03, 2011, 03:34:09 AM
Good luck to all you guys, and I hope the DO turns out great! can't wait to hear the trip reports ;-)


Can't wait, and pictures too..
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on April 03, 2011, 06:14:47 AM
r u doing this?
Nobody got back to me :)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on April 03, 2011, 06:16:50 AM
BTW, if anyone else wants to join, just contact AsherO.
I'm sure he wouldn't mind collecting a fee to split among the guys who paid already.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Chachem Balaileh on April 03, 2011, 09:38:40 AM
#7 kol hashvi'I'm chavivim.
Thanks AsherO,
Compliment taken,
Btw what do they serve in the CH for melave malka@3 am to keep u up & in a good mood?
Must be some strong mashke or was there a gevaldige kiddush? And it lasted ;)
Can't wait to meet the gang!!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on April 03, 2011, 10:16:01 AM
#7

Whoops. Correction, I'm #8. No contest to CB's #7.

at around 3 i am assuming? Call me at about 1 O'Clock. I will PM you my number

I may want to join too, please PM me as well.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: misterstuf on April 03, 2011, 02:43:41 PM
I think I'm #9, but I also think (as I told AsherO in PM recently) that I won't be able to make it. Am I still eligible for a door prize? :P
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Deal Guy on April 03, 2011, 03:57:40 PM
DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: smurf on April 03, 2011, 04:44:17 PM
Live blogging anyone?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: how on April 03, 2011, 04:55:07 PM
No wonder there are so few users online. Enjoy
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on April 03, 2011, 08:00:45 PM
I think I'm #9, but I also think (as I told AsherO in PM recently) that I won't be able to make it. Am I still eligible for a door prize? :P

Sorry we missed you. #1, #3 and #10 won. We only counted attendees,
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Q274 on April 03, 2011, 08:03:48 PM
Oh man I wish I could have come but I had a bar mitzvah in inwood country club I am sooooo upset I am missing it.
Oh well maybe next
+/'\
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: myb821 on April 03, 2011, 08:29:41 PM
Sorry we missed you. #1, #3 and #10 won. We only counted attendees,
so what did they win??
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on April 03, 2011, 08:41:52 PM
so what did they win??
Avis CHM ;)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: myb821 on April 03, 2011, 08:47:25 PM
Avis CHM ;)
sorry for the ignorance what is chm?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: elikay on April 03, 2011, 09:26:42 PM
Nu, how was it?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on April 03, 2011, 09:28:07 PM
Nu, how was it?
It was fantastic! Really nice to meet everyone and put a face to a name.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on April 03, 2011, 09:30:35 PM
nu, so when's the next DO happening? lol
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on April 03, 2011, 09:37:02 PM
nu, so when's the next DO happening? lol
When's the next time you'll be in empire grill?

BTW, you would have loved to meet "Chachem Balaileh"
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on April 03, 2011, 09:40:46 PM
haha, well if I had someone to meet there, I'd think about when I can be there next...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on April 03, 2011, 09:58:29 PM
haha, well if I had someone to meet there, I'd think about when I can be there next...

I'm in. When's next?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on April 03, 2011, 10:02:49 PM
BTW how do u that I'd love to meet chacham balaila? I'm sure I would, just as I'd love to meet all u guys...but can u explain?

also, u just got back from a DO, r u really that interested in another DO so fast?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Mikeoracle on April 03, 2011, 10:07:04 PM
I had a great time, and was really cool to finally meet you guys!
Especially the surprise guest!
Happy B-Day again Avid ;)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on April 03, 2011, 10:19:08 PM
BTW how do u that I'd love to meet chacham balaila? I'm sure I would, just as I'd love to meet all u guys...but can u explain?

also, u just got back from a DO, r u really that interested in another DO so fast?

It's kind of an inside joke that's got to do with your username. I'll fill you in when I meet you in person. Too fast for another DO? To the contrary, I enjoyed this one so much I want to meet the rest of you guys...

I had a great time, and was really cool to finally meet you guys!
Especially the surprise guest!
Happy B-Day again Avid ;)

Thanks, and thanks for the good wishes. This year I had quite some b-day. Between Thursday and Sunday I received five different b-day cakes... 3 Aliyos on Shabbos, and the number of people / relatives / DD fans I met up with... there's something special about this year indeed!

Ditto on the special guest. It was a nice surprise.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: YOSEF on April 03, 2011, 10:25:30 PM
So SF actually showed up?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on April 03, 2011, 10:28:57 PM
@avid reader
I'm gonna PM you.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on April 03, 2011, 10:31:58 PM
I'm in. When's next?

+1 (I'm in too)

T'was so nice to see SF, he's actually more pleasant in person than on the forums, or was it the jet-lag... ;)

(hint: I'm kidding, SF is awesome!)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on April 03, 2011, 10:37:30 PM
@AsherO
I'd be thrilled to have a DO in CH.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: txtmax4 on April 03, 2011, 10:45:46 PM
Wow.. it took 73 pages to actually do this... I'm sorry I missed it.
Maybe someone recap the highlights.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on April 03, 2011, 10:49:05 PM
Maybe someone recap the highlights.

Whoever missed it, missed it... At least y'all know for next time.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Deal Guy on April 03, 2011, 10:49:27 PM
Wow.. it took 73 pages to actually do this... I'm sorry I missed it.
Maybe someone recap the highlights.
Yup. I'm waiting on the DO report. Did everything go smoothly with the credit cards at the LM? How many in total were you?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Mikeoracle on April 03, 2011, 10:57:24 PM
The Alcoholics Anonymous style introductions were a lot of fun!
 
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: txtmax4 on April 03, 2011, 11:00:54 PM
Yup. I'm waiting on the DO report. Did everything go smoothly with the credit cards at the LM? How many in total were you?
Re: credit cards:
Who was zoiche to pay the bill with his mileage cc and get reimbursed in cash? :)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: MOSES on April 03, 2011, 11:10:37 PM
Yup. I'm waiting on the DO report. Did everything go smoothly with the credit cards at the LM? How many in total were you?
HAHA

funny you ask!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: MOSES on April 03, 2011, 11:10:54 PM
130 ttl
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Chachem Balaileh on April 03, 2011, 11:49:17 PM
Thanks again for all that showed up,twas a pleasure to meet u all in person
we really clicked & had a gr8 time.
For all u that couldn't make it ,make an effort next time it's worth it.
Ps. Dan thanks for the "mayo" the gang loved it.  ;D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: misterstuf on April 04, 2011, 12:07:25 AM
Sorry we missed you. #1, #3 and #10 won. We only counted attendees,
I'm sorry I missed you.
This just makes me want to make sure to get to the next one.
I'm glad you guys had fun.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on April 04, 2011, 04:34:04 AM
hey guys, thanks for the compliments.

It was a very nice atmosphere.

Duno if its the jetlag or this cafe-punch-cherry-whatever drink on an empty stomach, or a combination of both that made disclose the recipe to avis chairmans club*.

A shame dan forgot to bring the application form for me to become chabad for a year. I guess chabad will have to get over it.

*I guess some guys really regret not having been there now...

PS: check out the time im posting this... ...jetlag.

Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: MOSES on April 04, 2011, 09:28:16 AM
Duno if its the jetlag or this cafe-punch-cherry-whatever drink on an empty stomach, or a combination of both that made disclose the recipe to avis chairmans club*.

*I guess some guys really regret not having been there now...

HAHA

No one missed anything of the sorts.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: MOSES on April 04, 2011, 09:30:43 AM
@ SuperFlyer

Keep to the truth
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: BrooklynCPA on April 04, 2011, 09:53:52 AM
It was really nice meeting you all yesterday!!! We've got to do this again!!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: yare on April 04, 2011, 10:33:07 AM
It was really nice meeting you all yesterday!!! We've got to do this again!!
+1
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on April 04, 2011, 11:40:48 AM
I had a blast yesterday, it was awesome putting a face to all you guys!!!

I have never cut flights so close!  I left Beachwood at 5:20am for the 50 mile drive to the CAK airport where I had a 6:40am flight.

CAK is easy though and I made it to the gate within 5 minutes of parking.  Airtran paged me and had a Business Class boarding pass waiting for me at the podium.  I had the entire 12 seat cabin to myself!

Avid Reader picked me up from LGA and drove me around all day-Thanks!!!

Everything even went surprisingly on time, it was neat to see everyone come into the bar at Clubhouse Cafe as we all tried to guess who they were.  Especially when SF came in :)
There was a nice mix of guys from all backgrounds and ages.  Yes, just guys at this party.

DDF picked up the $200 bar tab, sorry to the guys hoping for the $600 LM tab being picked up instead :D

We crossed over to LM at 4:30 where Chachem Balaileh found the owner who agreed to sit us upstairs.  He was much nicer than many of the employees who were annoyed that we were working around them...

We all formally introduced ourselves at the dinner and we had tons of great conversation.  People shared their own secrets and shtik they've done and good ones were met with thunderous applause.

I raffled off a DansDeals Vacation Concierge Package ($500 value), a tube of the famous Thomy mayo from Switzerland (thanks to yid for that donation!), and a beautiful Starwood Coffee table book.

Everyone in attendance also got a number of "labels" and luggage tags that will allow them to ship their luggage or electronics anywhere in the world for free... :D ;D ;)

The 4 hours seemed to fly by in the blink of an eye.  Before I knew it it was already 7:20pm and I had just 85 minutes to get to LGA and make my flight.  When I did finally get to LGA the security line was absolutely massive but I finally got a friendly agent to push me ahead in the line so that I was just barely able to make it to the gate before it closed.  (My luck, the only time the nighttime LGA-CAK flight was on time is the one time I sure could've used a delay!)

All in all a great time, definitely look forward to doing it again!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on April 04, 2011, 11:46:28 AM
We did take some pics, but a few guys had already left (or were in the bathroom?) and are not in the picture.

Here's one that came out OK.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: ChAiM'l on April 04, 2011, 11:51:46 AM
We did take some pics, but a few guys had already left (or were in the bathroom?) and are not in the picture.

Here's one that came out OK.
So, who's who?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: myb821 on April 04, 2011, 11:54:16 AM
so whens the next one??
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on April 04, 2011, 11:59:02 AM
Thomy :D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on April 04, 2011, 12:00:03 PM
So, who's who?
Well you know who I am, and the rest are organized in order of post count...J/K ;)

I'm not sure everyone wants that known so I'm not going to label it but if anyone wants to volunteer who they are they can.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: txtmax4 on April 04, 2011, 12:37:49 PM
I think I can give a few good guesses...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Mikeoracle on April 04, 2011, 12:41:45 PM
Quote
I think I can give a few good guesses...
Try your luck ;D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: yid on April 04, 2011, 12:44:54 PM
It was really nice meeting you all yesterday!!! We've got to do this again!!
+1
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: txtmax4 on April 04, 2011, 12:59:32 PM
Try your luck ;D
Black sweater?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Mikeoracle on April 04, 2011, 01:04:44 PM
If you meant that I was the one in the black sweater then the answer is no. But dont start guessing one by one until you eventually hit the mark.
 If you think you have a few good guesses, then list them all and us attendees can laugh at our screens at how far off you are without confirming or denying  ;D
If anyone wants to confirm their own identity that is up to them alone.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on April 04, 2011, 01:24:36 PM
I'll be happy to confirm my identity to whoever I meet in person...

Side observation: It's really amusing to see how different people appear when they're writing (typing) and how they act in person. All part of the fun of putting a face to a name :D

RE: LM Bill. I had to run out so someone could make his flight... my bill should be about $50 before tax and tip. Whoever paid my bill (if anyone did ;)) please get in touch with me so I can pay up.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: txtmax4 on April 04, 2011, 01:25:27 PM
If you meant that I was the one in the black sweater then the answer is no. But dont start guessing one by one until you eventually hit the mark.
 If you think you have a few good guesses, then list them all and us attendees can laugh at our screens at how far off you are without confirming or denying  ;D
If anyone wants to confirm their own identity that is up to them alone.
I did not mean that you were the one in the black sweater. You were actually in the bathroom at the time the photo was taken... :)
I'll play this game if others join me.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Deal Guy on April 04, 2011, 02:51:21 PM
Did Superflyer make it into the picture? I'm looking for the jettlagged guy ;D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: txtmax4 on April 04, 2011, 02:55:46 PM
Did Superflyer make it into the picture? I'm looking for the jettlagged guy ;D
Of course he did.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on April 04, 2011, 02:58:34 PM
I did not mean that you were the one in the black sweater. You were actually in the bathroom at the time the photo was taken... :)
ok, that's guess #2...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: txtmax4 on April 04, 2011, 03:00:15 PM
ok, that's guess #2...
That's not a guess... :)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Columbiadorm on April 04, 2011, 03:33:06 PM
Besides for Dan who has posted pics of himself in the past, I can identify 2 other people.

#1 BrooklynCPA.
#2 We know each other, but I can only guess your screenname. You're standing near B-CPA's left shoulder.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on April 04, 2011, 03:40:33 PM
Duno if its the jetlag or this cafe-punch-cherry-whatever drink on an empty stomach, or a combination of both that made disclose the recipe to avis chairmans club*.
@ SuperFlyer

Keep to the truth
What really happened was that SuperFlyer really wanted to give up the secret to getting chairmans club but MOSES convinced him that it's best he keep his mouth shut and not say anything :)


(sorry MOSES, just couldn't resist...)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: danielz on April 04, 2011, 04:22:21 PM
Well, how was the grand DO?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Deal Guy on April 04, 2011, 04:30:55 PM
Well, how was the grand DO?
I thought you were going to make a surprise appearance :D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: bosoxfan on April 04, 2011, 06:31:08 PM
Thomy :D

This explains European dental hygiene.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: YOSEF on April 04, 2011, 11:46:19 PM
I got so much nachas when I saw that picture!
Being a part of something that brings so many different yidden together from all backgrounds to help them, whether helping subsidize the kollel check or take a dream vacation.
Geshmak!!
Keep up the good work guys!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on April 04, 2011, 11:52:52 PM
I got so much nachas when I saw that picture!
Being a part of something that brings so many different yidden together from all backgrounds to help them, whether helping subsidize the kollel check or take a dream vacation.
Geshmak!!
Keep up the good work guys!
It was very cool to see bochurim too young to rent a car along with a guy with a 14 year old kid and another with an 18 year old kid together like this.  And from Crown Heights, Lakewood, Flatbush, Brussels, Cleveland, 1 learning in the Mir...etc...
Just awesome!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on April 04, 2011, 11:54:32 PM
bochurim too young to rent a car
Is there even such a thing? :)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on April 04, 2011, 11:55:49 PM
Is there even such a thing? :)
Well, not after they've browsed DDF :)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on April 05, 2011, 12:30:12 AM
It was very cool to see bochurim too young to rent a car along with a guy with a 14 year old kid and another with an 18 year old kid together like this.  And from Crown Heights, Lakewood, Flatbush, Brussels, Cleveland, 1 learning in the Mir...etc...
Just awesome!

Can't wait for Moshiach's times. People hundreds/thousands of years old from all corners of the earth...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: moish on April 05, 2011, 01:06:48 AM
Brussels
you mean atwerpen
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on April 05, 2011, 01:10:09 AM
you mean atwerpen
+1
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on April 05, 2011, 01:17:52 AM
you mean atwerpen

Antwerpen.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: elikay on April 05, 2011, 09:26:36 AM
Antwerp? :P
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on April 05, 2011, 09:31:50 AM
yea, but the way its said in yiddish is ''antverpin'', I think that's what they meant, but its all the same thing, the place SuperFlyer's from...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on April 05, 2011, 12:51:02 PM
So how many CHers are interested in a mini-DO this thursday night @ Empire Grill?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on April 05, 2011, 01:44:34 PM
So how many CHers are interested in a mini-DO this thursday night @ Empire Grill?

I'm in. When's next?

+1 (I'm in too)

So far there's three of us.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on April 05, 2011, 01:45:54 PM
So far there's three of us.

Avid, are we still meeting up this evening? Chaikel pay have wanted to join too. BBM me please.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on April 05, 2011, 11:39:38 PM
Nice meeting you Chaikel, Dealer and AsherO!

I'm still on with Chollentfresser, AsherO and anyone else who wants to join for Thursday night CH.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on April 05, 2011, 11:41:56 PM
Nice meeting you Chaikel and Dealer!

I'm still on with Chollentfresser and anyone else who wants to join for Thursday night CH.

Yup, it was really nice spending time with you guys.

Avid, what am I, chopped liver?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on April 05, 2011, 11:46:36 PM

Avid, what am I, chopped liver?

C'mon, I don't need to go to Flatbush to meet you ;).
I guess I just saw you two days ago so the novelty is starting to wear off. But make no mistake, it's always a pleasure when we get together!

You sure did set us up nicely with the restaurant and waiter... and you never stop making me laugh. Sorry about that.

Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Chaikel on April 06, 2011, 12:12:16 AM
Nice to have oFishily met you guys
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on April 06, 2011, 12:15:10 AM
You sure did set us up nicely with the restaurant and waiter... and you never stop making me laugh. Sorry about that.

No need to apologize for laughing.

Nice to have oFishily met you guys

Ditto.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: myb821 on April 06, 2011, 12:18:54 AM
I really want to meet u guys
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on April 06, 2011, 12:37:59 AM
I really want to meet u guys

Can you come to Crown Heights this upcoming Thursday night?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: myb821 on April 06, 2011, 12:39:41 AM
Can you come to Crown Heights this upcoming Thursday night?
cant make it thurs night i also live in washington heights and dont have a car its like an hour and a half on the train to crown heights
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on April 06, 2011, 12:49:57 AM
cant make it thurs night i also live in washington heights and dont have a car its like an hour and a half on the train to crown heights
well, its totally worth it, these guys are great!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: myb821 on April 06, 2011, 12:51:21 AM
well, its totally worth it, these guys are great!
im sure it is but no can do this thurs night
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on April 06, 2011, 12:52:02 AM
im sure it is but no can do this thurs night
okay, maybe next time.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: myb821 on April 06, 2011, 12:53:11 AM
okay, maybe next time.
yea
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: MOSES on April 06, 2011, 09:16:31 AM
I am down, but I cant make it this Thursday night. I have a wedding.

Also why empire grill?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on April 06, 2011, 12:04:09 PM
no special reason. its in CH, the food's not too bad and the prices aren't too high.
you have any place better?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: txtmax4 on April 06, 2011, 12:09:39 PM
no special reason. its in CH, the food's not too bad and the prices aren't too high.
you have any place better?
Basil.
Was just there last night... :)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: josh nyc on April 06, 2011, 12:26:13 PM
cant make it thurs night i also live in washington heights and dont have a car its like an hour and a half on the train to crown heights
i would love to meet but this thurs is also no good for me...and same thing as myb - ch from uws is not close for the carless...i guess if and when, we would figure s/t out
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on April 06, 2011, 01:50:04 PM
Basil.
Was just there last night... :)
their prices are thru the roof!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: myb821 on April 06, 2011, 01:51:58 PM
their prices are thru the roof!
+1
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: txtmax4 on April 06, 2011, 02:03:44 PM
their prices are thru the roof!
And so is their food ;D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on April 06, 2011, 02:26:48 PM
And so is their food ;D
im sure it is, but i'd rather go for meat then milk.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on April 06, 2011, 03:09:55 PM
And so is their food ;D

Meh, not a good value IMHO.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: eliteflyer on April 06, 2011, 05:21:19 PM
their prices are thru the roof!
Their prices are moderate when you consider the quality and ambiance. Also, I would note that their paninis are great for anyone on a budget. The bread is made in their wood burning oven on the spot, they really load it up with fresh ingredients, and it comes with a salad. $12 is more than Id ordinarily pay for a sandwich, but its good stuff and pretty generous.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Q274 on April 06, 2011, 07:10:10 PM
Meh, not a good value IMHO.
+1
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Q274 on April 06, 2011, 08:52:49 PM
Anyone gonna be in dougies brooklyn tonght?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on April 07, 2011, 02:10:14 AM
So far there's three of us.
AsherO and Avid Reader, what time's good for you?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on April 07, 2011, 02:56:51 AM
AsherO and Avid Reader, what time's good for you?

Anytime after 10:30, since I have a chavrusa before then.  I hope that isn't too late for Avid.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on April 07, 2011, 04:20:25 AM
AsherO and Avid Reader, what time's good for you?
Anytime tomorrow night should work.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: MOSES on April 07, 2011, 10:01:10 AM
I like basil. Think its great!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on April 07, 2011, 05:18:24 PM
Alright guys, I'm back in ANR.

It was very nice and fun at the the DODO.

Thanks everyone.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on April 07, 2011, 05:19:45 PM
Alright guys, I'm back in ANR.

It was very nice and fun at the the DODO.

Thanks everyone.

Welcome home!
How was your 5 day long return flight?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: myb821 on April 07, 2011, 05:21:47 PM
Welcome home!
How was your 5 day long return flight?
want to explain this for those of us not at the do
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on April 07, 2011, 05:23:22 PM
want to explain this for those of us not at the do
what's there to explain? SF went to the DO and now he's home.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: myb821 on April 07, 2011, 05:24:00 PM
what's there to explain? SF went to the DO and now he's home.
y the 5 day return flight
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on April 07, 2011, 05:24:41 PM
y the 5 day return flight
That's just how SF rolls...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on April 07, 2011, 05:28:27 PM
So how many CHers are interested in a mini-DO this thursday night @ Empire Grill?
So far there's three of us.
How does 11PM sound?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on April 07, 2011, 05:28:39 PM
That's just how SF rolls...
SF and I share blood.
Some of us enjoy flying enough that we go on MRs even when there are no miles to be earned :D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on April 07, 2011, 05:33:35 PM
How does 11PM sound?
I might want to join you guys, though right now the chances of it working out are looking very slim...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on April 07, 2011, 05:37:57 PM
I might want to join you guys, though right now the chances of it working out are looking very slim...
that would be very nice. well, if you're able to make it, you know where to come...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on April 07, 2011, 06:18:09 PM
How does 11PM sound?

I'm confirmed with Avid for 10:30, can you make it too? Can someone else join too?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Bp on April 07, 2011, 06:23:01 PM
I'm in
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on April 07, 2011, 06:25:00 PM
I'm going to try and make it but I won't know until 10:30...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on April 07, 2011, 06:34:14 PM
I'm confirmed with Avid for 10:30, can you make it too? Can someone else join too?
that's perfect. i thought you were busy till 10:30 so i didn't wanna cut it too close..
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on April 07, 2011, 06:36:33 PM
that's perfect. i thought you were busy till 10:30 so i didn't wanna cut it too close..

Ok, Mancunian may show up too. Quite the short notice, or SF would try to make it... :P

I had a free food plan, but I can't remember what it is for the life of mine.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on April 07, 2011, 06:40:00 PM
Ok, Mancunian may show up too.
i'd love it if mancunian shows up. we go way back...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on April 07, 2011, 06:59:33 PM
Welcome home!
How was your 5 day long return flight?

Was pretty good, i must admit however, that I did get out of some airports,

I hope you wont hold it against me.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: me on April 07, 2011, 07:03:14 PM
Was pretty good, i must admit however, that I did get out of some airports,

I hope you wont hold it against me.

So you do all o this traveling, by yourself, just for pleasure??? WOW...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on April 07, 2011, 07:06:57 PM
So you do all o this traveling, by yourself, just for pleasure??? WOW...

I actually do it for pleasure, but mainly to get rid of stress, have unfortunately what to be stressed about...

Basically instead of taking calmants.

Now I'm trying to get the medical insurance to pay for it all...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on April 07, 2011, 07:13:44 PM
I actually do it for pleasure, but mainly to get rid of stress
I believe this is the first time I've heard somebody say they fly to get rid of stress.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on April 07, 2011, 07:15:32 PM
I guess it depends who you are and how you fly...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on April 07, 2011, 07:26:49 PM
I believe this is the first time I've heard somebody say they fly to get rid of stress.
Welcome to DDF :D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: me on April 07, 2011, 07:28:13 PM
1st class on an 11 hour flight... I could see it relieve stress...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on April 07, 2011, 07:33:55 PM
1st class on an 11 hour flight... I could see it relieve stress...
SF was in business.  But it was an A380-I'd love to try one!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: me on April 07, 2011, 07:35:12 PM
SF was in business.  But it was an A380-I'd love to try one!

On his way back to Europe, I know that he was in 1st...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on April 07, 2011, 07:38:57 PM
On his way back to Europe, I know that he was in 1st...
Nice!
A380?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: me on April 07, 2011, 07:39:58 PM
Nice!
A380?

No, A340-300
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on April 07, 2011, 07:40:40 PM
1st class on an 11 hour flight... I could see it relieve stress...
I get that. I'm not arguing with it, just pointing out that flying is generally considered a stressful experience. (even when the flight itself is great security etc. can be a major headache)

Most people would tell me I'm crazy when I say driving overnight (and then some) is a great stress reliever.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: me on April 07, 2011, 07:40:43 PM
Hope he wont kill me for giving away such personal info ;)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on April 07, 2011, 07:54:46 PM
He will kill you !

Return was LX F (new) + Bose QC15*.

*thanks dan for promoting it, its amazing.

The A380 flight was only 8 hours.

The stress relieving part is that I'm not reachable, and I like to travel, plus it also make you appreciate home.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on April 07, 2011, 07:58:18 PM
He will kill you !

Return was LX F (new) + Bose QC15*.

*thanks dan for promoting it, its amazing.

The A380 flight was only 8 hours.

The stress relieving part is that I'm not reachable, and I like to travel, plus it also make you appreciate home.
Lol...

+1,000 on LX F, QC15, And all 3 of your stress-relieving reasons!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on April 07, 2011, 08:05:29 PM
...at least someone understands...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: me on April 07, 2011, 08:13:06 PM
He will kill you !

:)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on April 07, 2011, 08:15:29 PM
@ me: actually, come to think of it: "oni nech'shav kemays"...

You see where I'm heading...?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: me on April 07, 2011, 08:20:23 PM
@ me: actually, come to think of it: "oni nech'shav kemays"...

You see where I'm heading...?

no, elaborate.. (privatley, if need be)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on April 07, 2011, 08:22:27 PM
no, elaborate.. (privatley, if need be)

He'll take all your money, then you'll be considered 'like dead'. Typical SF lomdus ;)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: txtmax4 on April 07, 2011, 08:24:13 PM
im sure it is, but i'd rather go for meat then milk.
You mean cholent...
Their prices are moderate when you consider the quality and ambiance. Also, I would note that their paninis are great for anyone on a budget. The bread is made in their wood burning oven on the spot, they really load it up with fresh ingredients, and it comes with a salad. $12 is more than Id ordinarily pay for a sandwich, but its good stuff and pretty generous.
"You can tell something's wrong when the portions are big" ;)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on April 07, 2011, 08:24:30 PM
I will stick to your privacy standards.

I said that I will kill you, however, a poor man is considered dead (which usually happens after someone gets killed), and since I have a way (you know what I'm talking about) to make you lose some money, its an opportunity to be "mekayem" "divrei chazal".
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on April 07, 2011, 08:24:35 PM
He'll take all your money, then you'll be considered 'like dead'. Typical SF lomdus ;)
I think you meant "He'll take all your miles" ;)


(or is that what people mean around here when they say money?)


Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: me on April 07, 2011, 08:25:30 PM
He'll take all your money, then you'll be considered 'like dead'. Typical SF lomdus ;)

I get it now, I was reading it ani and not oni... Its ok, I still have access to something worth more then that :o (besides, if that makes me a oni - I'm in big trouble...)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on April 07, 2011, 08:26:48 PM
its an opportunity to be "mekayem" "divrei chazal".
ROTFLM*O
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on April 07, 2011, 08:27:16 PM
@ ashero, its deeper then that, how would I say, take money from you? Obviously I have some power in this case.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on April 07, 2011, 08:28:49 PM
@ ashero, its deeper then that, how would I say, take money from you? Obviously I have some power in this case.

I see... And how do you justify this terror? :P
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on April 07, 2011, 08:29:38 PM
@ ashero, come to think of it: as we are busy with chazal here: "syog lachochmo shtika".
@ the Do, you offered me something, and I agreed...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on April 07, 2011, 08:31:49 PM
"syog lachochmo shtika".
Yeah, we see you're a big believer in that :) :) :)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on April 07, 2011, 08:33:08 PM
@ ashero, come to think of it: as we are busy with chazal here: "syog lachochmo shtika".

That's for Chuchem :P

@ the Do, you offered me something, and I agreed...

Do you accept Amazon Payments?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on April 07, 2011, 08:33:21 PM
Who needs justifying, its the results that count.

That's one of the "ani maamins of DD".

All about driving CS nuts, getting transferred to supervisors, complaint letters, charge backs,...

What did those reps/company do to you, and why do we terrorize them?

Because: yes we can, as quoted by some homo sapien 
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on April 07, 2011, 08:34:57 PM
@ ashero: quickpay will do.

Ps: the black mailing seems fruitful.

Sorry, I meant afro-american mailing...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on April 07, 2011, 08:37:18 PM
@ ashero: quickpay will do.

Sent.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: txtmax4 on April 08, 2011, 02:30:57 AM
Nu, did it happen?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on April 08, 2011, 02:32:13 AM
Nu, did it happen?

Big time. We just got home!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on April 08, 2011, 02:34:55 AM
Nu, did it happen?

Sure, we just finished about half an hour ago. I met Cholletfresser, AsherO, whYME and BP_man who came from BP. Great meeting you all!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Yaalili on April 08, 2011, 02:36:26 AM
Did empire grill have good food?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on April 08, 2011, 02:37:16 AM
Did empire grill have good food?

They had Empire Grill food. I had already had sushi earlier, so I loaded up on fries and Dr. Brown's Black Cherry.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on April 08, 2011, 02:38:09 AM
Did empire grill have good food?

Yes, at least for my taste. Have you ever been there?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: txtmax4 on April 08, 2011, 02:40:06 AM
How about cholent for cholentfresser?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Yaalili on April 08, 2011, 02:40:08 AM
Yes, at least for my taste. Have you ever been there?

Yes i was, but did not like it at all. I perfer Mendys at the Museum.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Bp on April 08, 2011, 02:41:05 AM
Had a blast meeting ya'all thanks guys!

 
Didn't have a chance to taste their cholent! cholentfrasser took care of everything!!     
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on April 08, 2011, 02:42:11 AM
Yes i was, but did not like it at all. I perfer Mendys at the Museum.

What did you have at EG that you didn't like? What did you have at Mendy's that you liked?

Mendy's sometimes has lean corned beef sandwiches that are really good.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on April 08, 2011, 02:43:34 AM
Yes i was, but did not like it at all. I perfer Mendys at the Museum.

You mean food-wise? Mendy's is not bad either. I just prefer not to be in a high traffic zone right near 770.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on April 08, 2011, 02:44:34 AM
Did empire grill have good food?
better than basil :)

Great meeting you all!
+1, nice meeting y'all (and Mancunian)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on April 08, 2011, 02:45:41 AM
+1, nice meeting y'all (and Mancunian)

Mancunian

He was there? Did I miss him?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Yaalili on April 08, 2011, 02:46:33 AM
What did you have at EG that you didn't like? What did you have at Mendy's that you liked?

At EG, the guy behind the counter left the beef on the grill till it was black! And they had horrible cs, and were very slow, it could be it is better now, since i was there. At Mendy's everything is great tasting (... well usually) Especially their Jumbo Burger and their Shwarma.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on April 08, 2011, 02:46:37 AM
He was there? Did I miss him?

+1000... You're kidding, right?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Yaalili on April 08, 2011, 02:47:43 AM
You mean food-wise? Mendy's is not bad either. I just prefer not to be in a high traffic zone right near 770.

I Agree, i don't like the location, being that it is always packed, but their food can't be beat.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on April 08, 2011, 02:47:58 AM
At EG, the guy behind the counter left the beef on the grill till it was black! And they had horrible cs, and were very slow, it could be it is better now, since i was there. At Mendy's everything is great tasting (... well usually) Especially their Jumbo Burger and their Shwarma.

When were you last at EG?

I Agree, i don't like the location, being that it is always packed, but their food can't be beat.

Can't be beat? Maybe by CH standards... ???
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Yaalili on April 08, 2011, 02:50:50 AM
When were you last at EG?

Probably like a year or two ago.

Can't be beat? Maybe by CH standards... ???

+1, i have been to great restaurants oot.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Bp on April 08, 2011, 02:52:02 AM
Your choices ant so great in CH, next time you gotte come out to BP 
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Yaalili on April 08, 2011, 02:53:40 AM
Your choices ant so great in CH, next time you gotte come out to BP 

Are u kidding? Tell me a good place in BP?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on April 08, 2011, 02:56:47 AM
+1000... You're kidding, right?
no, was I dreaming or somthing?


JK, I met him on the street on my way home.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Bp on April 08, 2011, 02:57:17 AM
@DealFinder:
VIP, deli 52, Hadar G'ula,&........   beat the CH joints on thursday night 
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Yaalili on April 08, 2011, 02:59:42 AM
@DealFinder:
VIP, deli 52, Hadar G'ula,&........   beat the CH joints on thursday night 

Oh well, lots of ch'ers are limited to only lubavitch meat.

How about dairy?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on April 08, 2011, 03:14:45 AM
Probably like a year or two ago.

Management has since changed (at least once).
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on April 08, 2011, 06:02:07 AM
Nu, did it happen?
i had a great time, it was really nice meeting all you guys. maybe we should be doing this kinda stuff more often...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on April 08, 2011, 10:41:10 AM
i had a great time, it was really nice meeting all you guys. maybe we should be doing this kinda stuff more often...
+1
Safe trip!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on May 16, 2011, 08:52:24 PM
Interest check:

This isn't final, but is anyone interested in a (mini-) DO in Boro Park this upcoming Thursday night? Please reply here if you're interested.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on May 16, 2011, 11:21:07 PM
I might be.
what time would it be?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on May 17, 2011, 12:07:15 AM
I'm interested.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: HSS on May 17, 2011, 12:09:03 AM
what's the attraction?
is Moreinu Reb Dan shlita gonna be there? :)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on May 17, 2011, 12:10:16 AM
I might be.
what time would it be?

What time is good for you.

I'm interested.


Can I please have the honor of carpooling with you again? I believe we have some 'business' to take care of, if we don't get it done by Thursday...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on May 17, 2011, 12:11:10 AM
what's the attraction?
is Moreinu Reb Dan shlita gonna be there? :)
I sure hope not!

Didn't sound like there was much interest for the last feeler (http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=6649.msg83140#msg83140) I put out there.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on May 17, 2011, 12:12:14 AM
who says there needs to be an attraction? what's wrong with some DDFers meeting up?
oh, and BTW that's why its a mini-do...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on May 17, 2011, 12:14:22 AM
who says there needs to be an attraction? what's wrong with some DDFers meeting up?
oh, and BTW that's why its a mini-do...
Definitely!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on May 17, 2011, 12:15:27 AM
what's the attraction?
is Moreinu Reb Dan shlita gonna be there? :)

What are the rest of us, chopped liver?

Didn't sound like there was much interest for the last feeler (http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=6649.msg83140#msg83140) I put out there.

I was actually interested in that one, but was hoping to see who would attend. If everyone is married I don't want to be the odd (single) one... I'll actually say I'm in if 3 other DDF bachelors  (or otherwise single) attend.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on May 17, 2011, 12:18:39 AM
Dan, I don't know if u can compare one to another. you mentioned a shabbaton, this is just a night (where if people are available and in the area anyway, mind as well meet up...)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on May 17, 2011, 12:21:45 AM
Dan, I don't know if u can compare one to another. you mentioned a shabbaton, this is just a night (where if people are available and in the area anyway, mind as well meet up...)

+1 CF makes a valid point.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on May 17, 2011, 12:24:56 AM
Dan, I don't know if u can compare one to another. you mentioned a shabbaton, this is just a night (where if people are available and in the area anyway, mind as well meet up...)
Of course, of course.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Deal Guy on May 17, 2011, 01:45:34 AM
I'll be in Bp next Thursday night.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: EliH on May 17, 2011, 01:59:35 AM
Depends how late, but I would love to try and make it
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on May 17, 2011, 03:26:25 AM

Can I please have the honor of carpooling with you again? I believe we have some 'business' to take care of, if we don't get it done by Thursday...

Sure!

What kind of place are you guys thinking of meeting up at?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on May 17, 2011, 03:29:17 AM
Sure!

What kind of place are you guys thinking of meeting up at?

BBM me later today (Tuesday) or tomorrow (Wednesday) and we could plan it.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on May 18, 2011, 03:03:44 PM
It looks like I won't be able to make it this time :(
Anyway, for all those going, Enjoy!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: EliH on May 18, 2011, 11:15:33 PM
Is it on for this Thursday? Open to all DD fans? When/Where?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: txtmax4 on May 19, 2011, 11:08:37 PM
Everyone's offline, it looks like it happened and maybe even Dan flew in as a surprise...

Sorry I couldn't make it, how'd it go?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: henche on May 20, 2011, 12:13:30 AM
No, tonight is ORD. We're all there.
David, and YOSEF, and everyone.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on May 20, 2011, 04:11:15 AM
Everyone's offline, it looks like it happened and maybe even Dan flew in as a surprise...

Sorry I couldn't make it, how'd it go?

Perhaps people have a life :P

I was busy elsewhere, couldn't make it.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: YOSEF on May 20, 2011, 08:17:14 AM
I was actually at the DO: KGH.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on May 20, 2011, 01:29:25 PM
I was actually at the DO: KGH.
KGH (http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=KGH)? Which one?



Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: henche on May 20, 2011, 01:30:11 PM
KGH (http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=KGHl)? Which one?

Did that fix it?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: henche on May 20, 2011, 01:30:24 PM
Did that fix it?
It did
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on June 22, 2011, 05:34:13 PM
So what's everyone's schedules look like for 9pm this coming Monday night...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on June 22, 2011, 05:38:14 PM
So what's everyone's schedules look like for 9pm this coming Monday night...

You coming to NYC? I got plans...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: myb821 on June 22, 2011, 05:48:56 PM
I might be in
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on June 22, 2011, 05:55:36 PM
You coming to NYC? I got plans...
Yup, looks like I'll be in NYC that night.
We'll miss you :'(
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on June 22, 2011, 05:56:19 PM
Yup, looks like I'll be in NYC that night.
We'll miss you :'(

Gah, short notice. Only in NY for one night?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on June 22, 2011, 05:57:25 PM
Gah, short notice. Only in NY for one night?
Short notice indeed.  Might be an interesting mini-DO considering where I'll be coming from........
Just the one night, iy"h.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on June 22, 2011, 05:58:19 PM
Might be an interesting mini-DO considering where I'll be coming from........

.......?

Sorry I'm going to miss it, oh well.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on June 22, 2011, 05:59:06 PM
.......?

Sorry I'm going to miss it, oh well.
................................................................
:D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on June 22, 2011, 06:01:41 PM
................................................................

Won't you just spill the beans? Where can you possibly going for such a short while?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: yaakov s on June 22, 2011, 06:03:41 PM
I don't believe it my dear friends and role models at Mesifta of Eatontown are making a parlor meeting, I cleared my schedule ages ago to be able to be in Lakewood that night. I hear its the biggest night of the year in that town. I guess I will have to wait for the next DO
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on June 22, 2011, 06:10:25 PM
Won't you just spill the beans? Where can you possibly going for such a short while?
And without my DW too...can't even remember the last night we spent apart!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: aussiebochur on June 22, 2011, 06:18:21 PM
And without my DW too...can't even remember the last night we spent apart!
Better be one good MR.. ;)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: elikay on June 22, 2011, 06:19:11 PM
@ab
+1
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: yaakov s on June 22, 2011, 06:25:02 PM
And without my DW too...can't even remember the last night we spent apart!
I'm getting teary eyed. Don't worry it gets easier with time.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on June 22, 2011, 07:34:10 PM
I might be in...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: myb821 on June 22, 2011, 08:13:14 PM
Dan u gonna spill the beans??
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: ShmuliT on June 23, 2011, 09:20:43 AM
looking forward to joining for my first time!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Q274 on June 23, 2011, 09:21:43 AM
Is it possible to get a roundup
Who's gonna be there
Where is it gonna be
So busy people like myself can make an educated decision if they wanna stop by.
Thanks
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on June 23, 2011, 11:27:16 AM
Is it possible to get a roundup
Who's gonna be there
Where is it gonna be
So busy people like myself can make an educated decision if they wanna stop by.
Thanks
You're like the shabbos guest I invite who then asks "who else will be there?"
Such people rarely get another invitation...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on June 23, 2011, 12:12:50 PM
You're like the shabbos guest I invite who then asks "who else will be there?"
Such people rarely get another invitation...

+1

Dan's going to be there, isn't that sufficient?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on June 23, 2011, 12:21:52 PM
I'd like to come. About what time do you think it'll be?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on June 23, 2011, 12:32:44 PM
I'd like to come. About what time do you think it'll be?
I'll be at Park and 48th until about 8pm and after that I'm free.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on June 23, 2011, 12:34:08 PM
I'll be at Park and 48th until about 8pm and after that I'm free.

Hmmm, if you'll still be in Manhattan at 11ish, I might make drop by just to say hi. Keep me posted on your itinerary. What time does your flight leave on Tuesday?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on June 23, 2011, 12:39:16 PM
Hmmm, if you'll still be in Manhattan at 11ish, I might make drop by just to say hi. Keep me posted on your itinerary. What time does your flight leave on Tuesday?
It won't be a 4 hours long DO like last time.  I'm probably staying at an HP in Secaucus and then I've got a full busy day Tuesday until my flight.
On that note, any ideas for inexpensive parking for the entire day Tuesday anywhere around Park/48th?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on June 23, 2011, 12:50:39 PM
It won't be a 4 hours long DO like last time.  I'm probably staying at an HP in Secaucus and then I've got a full busy day Tuesday until my flight.
On that note, any ideas for inexpensive parking for the entire day Tuesday anywhere around Park/48th?

Park in Seacaucus and take the train? This way you won't have to deal with Manhattan traffic either.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Chaikel on June 23, 2011, 12:52:14 PM
Park in Seacaucus and take the train? This way you won't have to deal with Manhattan traffic either.
Or even better, the NY Waterways
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on June 23, 2011, 12:59:45 PM
Park in Seacaucus and take the train? This way you won't have to deal with Manhattan traffic either.
Not going to have time to go back from Manhattan to Seacaucus to catch my flight.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Q274 on June 23, 2011, 03:24:18 PM
Or perhaps, I can't really come (for external reasons) but if you were to tell me that 10-15 people who I really want to meet will be there and it won't be too far away from me then I might put it on top of the list.
If you were to tell me that 3-4 people were gonna be there and it is going to be 1 hour away from me I will not come.
I disagree with your comparision completely but agree with your point.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on June 23, 2011, 03:42:56 PM
Personally I hope it will be more like 5 or 6 people. 
10-15 makes it hard to have a conversation with everybody.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on June 23, 2011, 03:45:55 PM
I'm thinking an 8:30pm dinner at Clubhouse Cafe.

Anyone in? For now let's cap it at 6 people or so.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: myb821 on June 23, 2011, 04:00:07 PM
Count me in
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Q274 on June 23, 2011, 04:34:11 PM
I would be interested, problem is I can't go that far away from home.
Somewhere closer to queens, I would come-
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: plane.love on June 23, 2011, 04:38:48 PM
I want in...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on June 23, 2011, 04:41:04 PM
I want in...
English?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: yaakov s on June 23, 2011, 04:41:58 PM
English?
sounds like English to me
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on June 23, 2011, 04:44:43 PM
sounds like English to me
My bad. I guess I don't understand English. Can you tell me what "i want in..." means?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: plane.love on June 23, 2011, 04:49:29 PM
My bad. I guess I don't understand English. Can you tell me what "i want in..." means?

I'm thinking an 8:30pm dinner at Clubhouse Cafe.

Anyone in? For now let's cap it at 6 people or so.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: E on June 23, 2011, 06:26:05 PM
im actually available that night,  :D I'm in.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on June 23, 2011, 06:42:12 PM
I'm thinking an 8:30pm dinner at Clubhouse Cafe.

Anyone in? For now let's cap it at 6 people or so.

OMG, I'm so sorry to be missing this.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Smokey Joe Robinson on June 23, 2011, 06:55:43 PM
Whats a DO?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: plane.love on June 23, 2011, 07:17:34 PM
It won't be a 4 hours long DO like last time.  I'm probably staying at an HP in Secaucus and then I've got a full busy day Tuesday until my flight.
On that note, any ideas for inexpensive parking for the entire day Tuesday anywhere around Park/48th?

There are a bunch of lots in the area. Make sure to get there before 8, in some lots maybe 9 and you can get an all day special till about 6 for about $20-30
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Yaalili on June 23, 2011, 07:21:03 PM
There are a bunch of lots in the area. Make sure to get there before 8, in some lots maybe 9 and you can get an all day special till about 6 for about $20-30

You could find for $20-30 in manhattan too, check out Icon Parking.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Mikeoracle on June 23, 2011, 08:05:16 PM
On that note, any ideas for inexpensive parking for the entire day Tuesday anywhere around Park/48th?
Icon Parking
MURRAY 38 PARKING, LLC
155 E 38 St, New York, NY 10016
Tel: (212) 599-9140
Entrance on:     E 38 St
Between:    3rd Ave-Lexington Ave
8am-7pm $21 with coupon printed of http://nyc.bestparking.com/

Up to 6 hours - $16
Up to 12 hours -$21
Up to 24 hours -$28
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on June 23, 2011, 08:45:47 PM
http://nyc.bestparking.com/
Awesome site, thanks!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Mikeoracle on June 23, 2011, 09:00:04 PM
Awesome site, thanks!
+1000
 I have been using it for a while and found some great deals that I would never have found in very expensive areas.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Yaalili on June 23, 2011, 09:22:04 PM
Icon Parking
MURRAY 38 PARKING, LLC
155 E 38 St, New York, NY 10016
Tel: (212) 599-9140
Entrance on:     E 38 St
Between:    3rd Ave-Lexington Ave
8am-7pm $21 with coupon printed of http://nyc.bestparking.com/

Why go so far, u can have on 50th for just $4 more.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Mikeoracle on June 23, 2011, 09:28:41 PM
Why go so far, u can have on 50th for just $4 more.
Sorry, I misread and thought Dan said near Park and 40th...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on June 23, 2011, 11:47:06 PM
FYI, BHI plan on attending, change of plans.

Who else is in, while slots last.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: aaa on June 23, 2011, 11:51:17 PM
Where is it at?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on June 23, 2011, 11:56:11 PM
Where is it at?

Probably Clubhouse Cafe. You going to be in NYC next Monday?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: plane.love on June 24, 2011, 12:02:20 AM
Is there a roster?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: txtmax4 on June 24, 2011, 12:18:17 AM
Trying to work my schedule...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on June 24, 2011, 12:53:21 AM
I would be interested, problem is I can't go that far away from home.
Somewhere closer to queens, I would come-
I love how NY'ers consider the boroughs to be far from each other  :)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on June 24, 2011, 12:55:00 AM
Here are the folks that expressed interest.  If you're on this list please post if you can or can't make an 8:30pm dinner at CC on monday 06/27.

AsherO
E
myb821
ShmuliT
Avid Reader
plane.love
Cholentfresser
txtmax4
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on June 24, 2011, 12:59:06 AM
for some reason, I had a feeling that AsherO was gonna move his schedule around...:)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: ShmuliT on June 24, 2011, 02:14:29 AM
I will be able to make it! :)

Anyone fancy free arcades @ Dave & Busters in time square after dinner.
Print a few $10 coupons here: http://promos.daveandbusters.com/spinnwin/
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: ShmuliT on June 24, 2011, 02:19:25 AM
Whats a DO?
I had that question for a while too, but felt to amateur to ask. I tried searching ddf but didnt have the patience to browse all 85+ pages on this thread.
B'h i met another member who told me a DO is a meeting! He didnt seem to think the letters "DO" stood for anything!
Can anyone confirm this, or is DO a roshei teivos for something?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on June 24, 2011, 02:40:00 AM
DO is a term taken from flyertalk. they call their meetings DOs.
I once heard from a DDF member that it stands for Day Out/Off/On.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Q274 on June 24, 2011, 08:02:03 AM
@dan
A drive to the city is 20 min, at this point I can't do that, I happen to live in queens, so anywhere you would be it would either be within walkin distance or a 5 min drive.
I am not sure why you find that interesting.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: myb821 on June 24, 2011, 08:03:55 AM
I'm in
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on June 24, 2011, 08:23:37 AM
Here are the folks that expressed interest.  If you're on this list please post if you can or can't make an 8:30pm dinner at CC on monday 06/27.

AsherO
E
myb821
ShmuliT
Avid Reader
plane.love
Cholentfresser
txtmax4

I'm in.

for some reason, I had a feeling that AsherO was gonna move his schedule around...:)

Already posted:
FYI, BHI plan on attending, change of plans.

Who else is in, while slots last.

So far we have Dan, ShmuliT, myb821 and myself.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: plane.love on June 24, 2011, 09:48:37 AM
And me!!!!  ;D
Title: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: E on June 24, 2011, 09:53:26 AM
Here are the folks that expressed interest.  If you're on this list please post if you can or can't make an 8:30pm dinner at CC on monday 06/27.

AsherO
E
myb821
ShmuliT
Avid Reader
plane.love
Cholentfresser
txtmax4

In
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on June 24, 2011, 10:19:10 AM
And me!!!!  ;D

If we're limited to six people then we're booked out.

Dan
ShmuliT
myb821
myself (AsherO)
plane.love
E

I actually like this roster, as it means new people compared to last NYC DO that Dan attended:


1. Dan
2. AsherO
3. BrooklynCPA (called dibs on Chaikel's spot)
4. Mikeoracle
5. Smirk
6. MOSES
7. whYME
8. yare
9. Avid Reader
10. Chachem Balaileh
11. mancunian
12. misterstuf (he paid, but he might not be able to make)
13. yid
14. SuperFlyer
15. jj1000

I think I got everyone.

(http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=5257.0;attach=228)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: YOSEF on June 24, 2011, 10:54:59 AM
J.J.?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on June 24, 2011, 10:56:18 AM
J.J.?

Correct, edited. How could I forget :o

How did you know he was there? It isn't even in this thread.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on June 24, 2011, 10:57:32 AM
I think he was only reporting paid members.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on June 24, 2011, 10:58:29 AM
JJ was in the picture...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on June 24, 2011, 11:00:24 AM
JJ was in the picture...

I linked in the picture, but didn't really look too closely.  :-[
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on June 24, 2011, 11:17:00 AM
If we're limited to six people then we're booked out.

Dan
ShmuliT
myb821
myself (AsherO)
plane.love
E

I actually like this roster, as it means new people compared to last NYC DO that Dan attended:


1. Dan
2. AsherO
3. BrooklynCPA (called dibs on Chaikel's spot)
4. Mikeoracle
5. Smirk
6. MOSES
7. whYME
8. yare
9. Avid Reader
10. Chachem Balaileh
11. mancunian
12. misterstuf (he paid, but he might not be able to make)
13. yid
14. SuperFlyer
15. jj1000

I think I got everyone.

(http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=5257.0;attach=228)
I was thinking 6 guys besides so myself, so Cholent, Avid, or txt, first come first served :)

misterstuf no-showed after making quite the big to do, but I guess we're missing a couple people from that picture besides for him.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: txtmax4 on June 24, 2011, 11:51:43 AM
While I am very sad  :'( I will no be able to attend.
Enjoy it guys!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on June 24, 2011, 11:53:53 AM
While I am very sad  :'( I will no be able to attend.
Enjoy it guys!
Thanks for letting us know!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on June 24, 2011, 12:03:25 PM
i'll let u guys know as soon as I know if I can make it.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Smokey Joe Robinson on June 24, 2011, 12:14:46 PM
I was thinking 6 guys besides so myself, so Cholent, Avid, or txt, first come first served :)

misterstuf no-showed after making quite the big to do, but I guess we're missing a couple people from that picture besides for him.
Dan, can you list the names from left to right, top level bottom, so i get a picture of who Im talking to on the thread? if its not too much work  ;D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on June 24, 2011, 12:16:03 PM
I'm debating. Timing is tight.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: txtmax4 on June 24, 2011, 12:18:40 PM
Thanks for letting us know!
Sure.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on June 24, 2011, 12:18:45 PM


...but I guess we're missing a couple people from that picture besides for him.

MOSES and yare were there but not in the pic.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on June 24, 2011, 03:59:01 PM
I'm coming IY"H.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on June 24, 2011, 04:13:03 PM
and Avid Reader takes the last spot....
Enjoy!!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: jj1000 on June 24, 2011, 07:21:08 PM
J.J.?

+1
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on June 25, 2011, 10:55:56 PM
and Avid Reader takes the last spot....
Enjoy!!

I'm confident Dan will be willing to open up a spot for you, since you made it onto the 'maybe' list.

+1

Sorry, as I've stated I was working off the thread and the list of payments.  :-[
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Bh101 on June 25, 2011, 11:25:43 PM
Dan, can you list the names from left to right, top level bottom, so i get a picture of who Im talking to on the thread? if its not too much work  ;D
+1
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on June 25, 2011, 11:28:32 PM
Dan, can you list the names from left to right, top level bottom, so i get a picture of who Im talking to on the thread? if its not too much work  ;D
+1

You had to come to find out, I'm not sure they all want to be outed.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Smokey Joe Robinson on June 26, 2011, 01:25:58 AM
You had to come to find out, I'm not sure they all want to be outed.
Ok, so ill come to the next one i guess
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: jj1000 on June 26, 2011, 01:59:18 AM

Sorry, as I've stated I was working off the thread and the list of payments.  :-[

I'm not complaining. I got in for free :)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on June 26, 2011, 08:04:41 AM
Ok, so ill come to the next one i guess

You're assuming those who don't want to be outed will be at the next one :P
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Q274 on June 26, 2011, 09:45:18 AM
Anyways I just realized I won't be able to go no matter what- my dads dinner is mon night oh well
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: yaakov s on June 26, 2011, 11:24:45 AM
Anyways I just realized I won't be able to go no matter what- my dads dinner is mon night oh well
Im glad you realized this Sunday morning . Did you remember to put in an ad , make reservations?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Q274 on June 26, 2011, 01:35:35 PM
Yes I did all that thanks.
I did that a while back just forgot about it
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on June 27, 2011, 11:58:47 AM
I'm afraid I may not make it tonight. If someone wants to take my place, please do.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on June 27, 2011, 12:09:34 PM
I'm afraid I may not make it tonight. If someone wants to take my place, please do.
We'll miss you Avid!
Feel free to chime in if you want to grab his spot at Clubhouse Cafe tonight at 8:30pm!
-Posting from CAK.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: plane.love on June 27, 2011, 08:14:34 PM
I hope we are on...I am headed over
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on June 27, 2011, 08:27:50 PM
I hope we are on...I am headed over
Enjoy!!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on June 27, 2011, 08:33:09 PM
+1
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Q274 on June 27, 2011, 11:33:17 PM
So how was.......?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: plane.love on June 28, 2011, 12:17:42 AM
Its not entirely over, there is a chevra that is still DOing
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on June 28, 2011, 01:41:46 AM
So how was.......?

You should've been there. 6 guys is much more intimate compared to the 15 or so we had last time.

I look forward to our next DO, though I'm still processing this one.

Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: ShmuliT on June 28, 2011, 02:55:56 AM
So how was.......?
Was very nice. Thanks to all who attended :)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Q274 on June 28, 2011, 07:11:01 AM
Picture??
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on June 28, 2011, 08:36:18 AM
Picture??

It's on its' way, a few blurrycam shots ;)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: myb821 on June 28, 2011, 08:47:52 AM
(http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/7664/img00137201106272304.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/38/img00137201106272304.jpg/)

here you go
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on June 28, 2011, 08:51:49 AM
here you go

And the other one please?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: aussiebochur on June 28, 2011, 08:53:21 AM
If we're limited to six people then we're booked out.

Dan
ShmuliT
myb821
myself (AsherO)
plane.love
E

I actually like this roster, as it means new people compared to last NYC DO that Dan attended:


1. Dan
2. AsherO
3. BrooklynCPA (called dibs on Chaikel's spot)
4. Mikeoracle
5. Smirk
6. MOSES
7. whYME
8. yare
9. Avid Reader
10. Chachem Balaileh
11. mancunian
12. misterstuf (he paid, but he might not be able to make)
13. yid
14. SuperFlyer
15. jj1000

I think I got everyone.

(http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=5257.0;attach=228)
(http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/7664/img00137201106272304.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/38/img00137201106272304.jpg/)

here you go
Looks like only AsherO and Dan are in both pics.
So who can spot AsherO?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: myb821 on June 28, 2011, 08:54:23 AM
And the other one please?
i dont have the other one
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on June 28, 2011, 08:54:30 AM
@AussieB

Silly goose, I meant the other photo that was snapped last night.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on June 28, 2011, 08:55:11 AM
i dont have the other one

Whose camera was it on? E? Shmulie T? I don't remember...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: myb821 on June 28, 2011, 08:55:28 AM
Whose camera was it on? E? Shmulie T? I don't remember...
E
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on June 28, 2011, 08:56:49 AM
E

I thought so, hopefully he can post it here.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: myb821 on June 28, 2011, 08:57:05 AM
I thought so, hopefully he can post it here.
yea
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: aussiebochur on June 28, 2011, 09:01:51 AM
@AussieB

Silly goose, I meant the other photo that was snapped last night.
Understood what you wrote and wasnt quoting that post.
Just saying that with only 2 people in both pics, by process of elimination its pretty easy to know who you are.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Q274 on June 28, 2011, 09:02:26 AM
(http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/7664/img00137201106272304.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/38/img00137201106272304.jpg/)

here you go

is there a reason why i can  not see the picture??
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on June 28, 2011, 09:04:09 AM
Understood what you wrote and wasnt quoting that post.
Just saying that with only 2 people in both pics, by process of elimination its pretty easy to know who you are.

OIC.

is there a reason why i can  not see the picture??

Check with your local optician :P

Maybe this link will help: http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/7664/img00137201106272304.jpg
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on June 28, 2011, 09:13:32 AM
It looks like you guys had a nice time.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Saver2000 on June 28, 2011, 09:25:24 AM
Looks like only AsherO and Dan are in both pics.
So who can spot AsherO?

Hint?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on June 28, 2011, 09:25:45 AM
It looks like you guys had a nice time.
+1

Sorry I couldn't make it. Looking forward to the next one.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on June 28, 2011, 09:43:47 AM
It looks like you guys had a nice time.
+1

Sorry I couldn't make it. Looking forward to the next one.

You two were missed.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: bosoxfan on June 28, 2011, 10:16:25 AM
Looks like only AsherO and Dan are in both pics.
So who can spot AsherO?
second from left in new pic
Title: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: E on June 28, 2011, 10:22:55 AM
(http://tapatalk.com/mu/44c4b86a-e3aa-bbd6.jpg)
Not a much better pic
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on June 28, 2011, 10:25:04 AM
Had a great time guys, thanks for coming!

Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on June 28, 2011, 10:32:07 AM
Not a much better pic

+1, thanks for posting.

Had a great time guys, thanks for coming!

+1,000,000

I was nice to meet you all, what we really missed out on was getting a pic of Dan all dressed up :P
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: myb821 on June 28, 2011, 10:49:48 AM
Yea it was rly nice
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on June 28, 2011, 11:15:56 AM
I was nice to meet you all, what we really missed out on was getting a pic of Dan all dressed up :P
Gotta be quick on the draw for that!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: smurf on June 28, 2011, 11:37:31 AM
is there a reason why i can  not see the picture??
the picture comes is an imageshack embed. you may have a filter blocking just the pic
Title: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: E on June 28, 2011, 11:50:05 AM
Nice to meet everyone finally
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on June 28, 2011, 11:51:13 AM
Nice to meet everyone finally
Indeed! Have a great time in the far east!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on June 28, 2011, 10:28:03 PM
Just can't get out of NYC...

Been sitting on the tarmac for nearly 2 hours now with no end in sight :(

At least they're wining and dining us in business class.

Bizarrely enough a frum guy turned down my offer to have him upgraded for free.  Bet he's regretting that now!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: myb821 on June 28, 2011, 10:45:31 PM
Just can't get out of NYC...

Been sitting on the tarmac for nearly 2 hours now with no end in sight :(

At least they're wining and dining us in business class.

Bizarrely enough a frum guy turned down my offer to have him upgraded for free.  Bet he's regretting that now!
lol
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: bosoxfan on June 29, 2011, 09:23:07 AM
Just can't get out of NYC...

Been sitting on the tarmac for nearly 2 hours now with no end in sight :(

At least they're wining and dining us in business class.

Bizarrely enough a frum guy turned down my offer to have him upgraded for free.  Bet he's regretting that now!

A Yid turned down a FREE upgrade?!?!? Check his Yichus!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: yaakov s on June 29, 2011, 09:43:53 AM
Just can't get out of NYC...

Been sitting on the tarmac for nearly 2 hours now with no end in sight :(

At least they're wining and dining us in business class.

Bizarrely enough a frum guy turned down my offer to have him upgraded for free.  Bet he's regretting that now!
There has to be more to the story.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: deals on June 29, 2011, 01:04:30 PM

Bizarrely enough a frum guy turned down my offer to have him upgraded for free.  Bet he's regretting that now!

did u ask him to take a package ;)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on June 29, 2011, 01:55:00 PM
There has to be more to the story.
Nada, he asked what it would cost for an upgrade, I said I can do these things for free, and he said he would just stay in coach.
He was going to Telz...is this Telzisher thinking?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on June 29, 2011, 01:56:33 PM
Nada, he asked what it would cost for an upgrade, I said I can do these things for free, and he said he would just stay in coach.
He was going to Telz...is this Telzisher thinking?
Sounds like he thought it's some kind of scam and he wanted to stay honest.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Chaikel on June 29, 2011, 02:05:34 PM
Maybe he didn't wanna pay ma'aser ;)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on June 29, 2011, 02:21:00 PM
Maybe he didn't wanna pay ma'aser ;)
ROFL...please don't tell me I have to pay mai'ser on free upgrades.  I'm gonna go broke!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: ShmuliT on June 29, 2011, 04:30:15 PM
Just can't get out of NYC...

Been sitting on the tarmac for nearly 2 hours now with no end in sight :(


Were there turtles on the runway? :)
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/06/29/turtles-tie-up-runway-at-jfk-airport-in-new-york/
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: aycee on June 29, 2011, 04:56:05 PM
Bizarrely enough a frum guy turned down my offer to have him upgraded for free.  Bet he's regretting that now!

Be bodek his yichus! Maybe he's that ompersonator from Lakewood they busted a while back.... ;D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on July 03, 2011, 11:33:08 PM
Mini DO this past Friday. Nice meeting up with you Y. Dinovitzer and Chollentfresser!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on July 03, 2011, 11:51:52 PM
+1
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Q274 on July 04, 2011, 12:01:27 AM
+1000 same here. Finally put a face to some names
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Q274 on July 08, 2011, 12:19:25 PM
I can now add ashero and moses to my list of members met- nice meeting you both
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on July 08, 2011, 12:21:59 PM
I can now add ashero and moses to my list of members met- nice meeting you both

Ditto, nice meeting you too.

I also merited to meet another DDF user this week, 10 points to anyone who guesses correctly.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Q274 on July 08, 2011, 12:26:44 PM
Plane.love
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on July 08, 2011, 12:28:14 PM
Plane.love

Nope, met him at the recent NYC mini-DO though.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Mikeoracle on July 08, 2011, 12:51:08 PM
Quote
I also merited to meet another DDF user this week, 10 points to anyone who guesses correctly.
Our favorite man from the land down under?  8)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on July 08, 2011, 12:52:28 PM
Our favorite man from the land down under?  8)

10 points to you :)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Mikeoracle on July 08, 2011, 12:54:02 PM
Quote
10 points to you
Can they be transfered to SPG?  :P
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on July 08, 2011, 12:54:59 PM
Can they be transfered to SPG?  :P

If you happen to live at my address :P

(don't tell me you'll move your SPG to my address for 10 points...)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Chaikel on July 08, 2011, 12:55:35 PM
Anyone in the Catskills for the weekend?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Ergel on July 08, 2011, 01:01:15 PM
i am
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on July 08, 2011, 01:43:50 PM
I am.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on September 18, 2011, 10:27:49 PM
I'm throwing this out to get an idea if people would be interested.

What do you guys in the NYC or tri-state area think about having a get together once a month, to discuss in person info related to DD's as well as business ideas in general. Sort of like networking and mind-pooling among a bunch of us like minded people.

Would guys be interested?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Yeki89 on September 18, 2011, 10:53:38 PM
once a month is pushing it, how bout bi-monthly
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on September 18, 2011, 11:11:12 PM
once a month is pushing it, how bout bi-monthly
That's fine too.
So I guess you'de be interested?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Nitantnel on September 18, 2011, 11:12:41 PM
I don't won't to see all the people who rebuked me face to face... ;)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on September 18, 2011, 11:30:01 PM
I don't won't to see all the people who rebuked me face to face... ;)
We're all much nicer in person...most people who have met me can attest to that :D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Nitantnel on September 18, 2011, 11:42:24 PM
Even to people who don't no how to spell?... ;)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Yeki89 on September 18, 2011, 11:46:27 PM
That's fine too.
So I guess you'de be interested?
i wud come
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Yeki89 on September 18, 2011, 11:46:52 PM
We're all much nicer in person...most people who have met me can attest to that :D
+1, 9although we never met)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Chaikel on September 19, 2011, 02:07:16 AM
I don't won't to see all the people who rebuked me face to face... ;)
I don't wanna see all the ppl I've rebuked ;)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Nitantnel on September 19, 2011, 07:56:33 AM
I don't wanna see all the ppl I've rebuked ;)
You still got time to repent... :P
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on September 19, 2011, 10:28:19 AM
Would guys be interested?
maybe not every month, but every once in a while i'd be interested...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: hocker on September 19, 2011, 01:31:27 PM
I would be interested. although I have never attended a DO in the past.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on September 19, 2011, 01:34:48 PM
although I have never attended a DO in the past.
Not an issue at all. It's just a nice get-together of people who communicate online, share similar interests, and think along the same lines.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: BAHayman on September 19, 2011, 01:41:15 PM
if timing worked out i would try to attend.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: myb821 on September 19, 2011, 01:42:15 PM
I would be interested
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: mercaz1 on September 19, 2011, 01:49:02 PM
where would it be? manhattan, brooklyn?

Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Yeki89 on September 19, 2011, 02:28:37 PM
how about lakewood, monsey?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Chaikel on September 19, 2011, 02:33:01 PM
how about lakewood, monsey?
Wrong thread. This is for NYC
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: BAHayman on September 19, 2011, 02:35:42 PM
monsey?

+1, although nyc is close enough :)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: hocker on September 19, 2011, 02:48:14 PM
Not an issue at all. It's just a nice get-together of people who communicate online, share similar interests, and think along the same lines.
Thanks for the encouraging words.
I believe this week would be best as next week the Y"T season starts already.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: smurf on September 19, 2011, 02:58:34 PM
how about lakewood, monsey?
+ on Lakewood
It's about time we have a DO
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Chaikel on September 19, 2011, 03:03:26 PM
+ on Lakewood
It's about time we have a DO
You mean New Jersey. Every time I ask a typical Lakewooder where he's from they always say New Jersey
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: mercaz1 on September 19, 2011, 03:17:28 PM
what about long island? is that nyc enough
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Saver2000 on September 19, 2011, 03:25:11 PM
+ on Lakewood
It's about time we have a DO

+1
I'm in if schedule works out.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on September 19, 2011, 03:27:58 PM
why don't you lakewood dudes open a lakewood DO thread?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: yaakov s on September 19, 2011, 03:29:09 PM
why don't you lakewood dudes open a lakewood DO thread?
How could anyone in Lakewood be here? They dont have internet
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Saver2000 on September 19, 2011, 03:31:16 PM
How could anyone in Lakewood be here? They dont have internet

IIRC,  you live in lkwd
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on September 19, 2011, 03:33:01 PM
How could anyone in Lakewood be here? They dont have internet
Huh?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Yeki89 on September 19, 2011, 03:53:34 PM
ok someone open a lakewood thread.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: henche on September 19, 2011, 05:41:38 PM
Is Boston close enough to NY?
Let's to it in Boston.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on September 19, 2011, 05:42:27 PM
Is Boston close enough to NY?
Let's to it in Boston.
Mr. "I can fly anywhere for free whenever I want" wants it in Boston?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on September 19, 2011, 05:52:06 PM
Mr. "I can fly anywhere for free whenever I want" wants it in Boston?

Maybe she is like me, on stopover in his own town...?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: henche on September 19, 2011, 05:54:06 PM
Mr. "I can fly anywhere for free whenever I want" wants it in Boston?
Maybe she is like me, on stopover in his own town...?

That's right. I need a reason to go back to Boston, so I can go somewhere else.

Ok, you're right. New plan: DDF DO Bermuda. Tax free.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on September 19, 2011, 05:55:44 PM
That's right. I need a reason to go back to Boston, so I can go somewhere else.

Ok, you're right. New plan: DDF DO Bermuda. Tax free.

If you find me a way to Greenland with miles im in.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on September 19, 2011, 05:57:30 PM
I'm thinking of doing it on a Sunday when most of us are off from work, someplace in NYC. I'm not the best at choosing places, but wherever it is should be quite enough that we can hear each others talking (whomever was at the first NYC DO knows what I mean).
If it was up to me, I'd do it in Brooklyn, as I'm not to fond of Schlepping to Manhattan. But that's just me.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on September 19, 2011, 05:59:41 PM
Is Boston close enough to NY?
Let's to it in Boston.

With a complimentary tour of your school?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on September 19, 2011, 06:00:00 PM
Anyone ever make a meeting at the Regus business club where you can get a free membership with an amex plat business or amex plat consumer with the amex travel app?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on September 19, 2011, 06:04:47 PM
Anyone ever make a meeting at the Regus business club where you can get a free membership with an amex plat business or amex plat consumer with the amex travel app?

Hmmm, I never did, but I have the Regus membership card. Sounds interesting.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: henche on September 19, 2011, 06:13:25 PM
With a complimentary tour of your school?
We can make it a JLSA event, and make it in a room in school.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on September 19, 2011, 06:14:58 PM
We can make it a JLSA event, and make it in a room in school.
Hard enough to get folks from Brooklyn or Queens to Manhattan.  You think you can get them to go to Beantown?
Maybe if you can get them $50K scholarships they'll come :D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: henche on September 19, 2011, 06:20:30 PM
Hard enough to get folks from Brooklyn or Queens to Manhattan.  You think you can get them to go to Beantown?
Maybe if you can get them $50K scholarships they'll come :D

Not hard to get. If you are married, you should be getting 50k
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on October 11, 2011, 06:47:14 PM
Any DDFers coming into CH for Simchas Beis Hashoevah this Sukkos?

Maybe we can have a DDF DO one night of Chol Hamoed?

Quote from: DDF מדרש
הה"ד ראוים כל די-די-אף לישב בסוכה אחת
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: henche on October 12, 2011, 12:12:29 AM
Any DDFers coming into CH for Simchas Beis Hashoevah this Sukkos?

Maybe we can have a DDF DO one night of Chol Hamoed?

Firstly, when you do that, we can't quote it.
Secondly, when I try typing hebrew on DDF it makes gibberish.
Thirdly, henche won't sit in the same sukkah as anyone who doesn't tell him what to do about his 50k amex points on his platinum that he has to cancel soon. So there.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: yaakov s on October 12, 2011, 12:34:04 AM
Firstly, when you do that, we can't quote it.
Secondly, when I try typing hebrew on DDF it makes gibberish.
Thirdly, henche won't sit in the same sukkah as anyone who doesn't tell him what to do about his 50k amex points on his platinum that he has to cancel soon. So there.
You don't have other Amex MR cards open? You don't lose it then.

If you don't have any use for it ,why not just sell it

Or ask your brother with one of the most posts on DDF.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: henche on October 12, 2011, 12:40:51 AM
You don't have other Amex MR cards open? You don't lose it then.

If you don't have any use for it ,why not just sell it

Or ask your brother with one of the most posts on DDF.

I can't sell it on this site.
And my brother is too busy to sell it.
And I'm to busy to open another cc with MR
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: yaakov s on October 12, 2011, 01:14:37 AM
I can't sell it on this site.
And my brother is too busy to sell it.
And I'm to busy to open another cc with MR
There is an ad up on the main DD site try him. Or join the farbrengen and sell it there.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on November 03, 2011, 11:41:53 AM
How about a (mini) DO on Nov. 26, sponsored by American Express? Shabbos ends around 5:15, so there's plenty of time to do all your shopping with all your other Amex cards... Anyone interested??
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on November 03, 2011, 11:47:14 AM
How about a (mini) DO on Nov. 26, sponsored by American Express? Shabbos ends around 5:15, so there's plenty of time to do all your shopping with all your other Amex cards... Anyone interested??
Or go to town on a fancy restaurant!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on November 03, 2011, 11:48:29 AM
Or go to town on a fancy restaurant!

+1

That's what I was thinking.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on November 03, 2011, 11:49:14 AM
Or go to town on a fancy restaurant!
would they let people split a charge over multiple cards?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: myb821 on November 03, 2011, 11:50:30 AM
+1

That's what I was thinking.
and ask them to  put 25 on each card?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on November 03, 2011, 11:51:32 AM
would they let people split a charge over multiple cards?

Good point. I remember once going to a place with a group of 10+ people (IIRC it was Abagail's) and it took them like an hour to get everyone charged and I'm pretty sure there were items that were paid for more than once. What a nightmare.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AJK on November 03, 2011, 11:59:03 AM
DO on 11/26 when I can't make it? Boo.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on November 03, 2011, 12:15:50 PM
would they let people split a charge over multiple cards?
If they want their money they will...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AJK on November 03, 2011, 12:17:02 PM
Bee tee dubs, what does DO actually stand for?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on November 03, 2011, 12:24:13 PM
If they want their money they will...

You mean before the face or after.

Bee tee dubs, what does DO actually stand for?

Cool way for saying BTW  8)

DO is a term taken from flyertalk. they call their meetings DOs.
I once heard from a DDF member that it stands for Day Out/Off/On.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AJK on November 03, 2011, 12:35:09 PM
Not a fan of the abbreviation. Too hard to figure out the rationale...

But thanks for the explanation.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on November 03, 2011, 12:36:28 PM
Not a fan of the abbreviation. Too hard to figure out the rationale...

But thanks for the explanation.

Earlier in this thread there are other interpretations (not necessarily abbreviations).
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on November 03, 2011, 12:37:57 PM
Earlier in this thread there are other interpretations (not necessarily abbreviations).
AsherO, are you telling him to search thru 99 pages? ;)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on November 03, 2011, 12:41:53 PM
AsherO, are you telling him to search thru 99 pages? ;)

If it's either me or him, I already searched once, it's his turn now :P
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AJK on November 03, 2011, 01:02:10 PM
If it's either me or him, I already searched once, it's his turn now :P

True dat. But I'll pass. I'm satisfied its a bad abbreviation/acronym/whateva.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on November 03, 2011, 01:07:04 PM
You probably don't like the K in baseball scoring either then.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cholentfresser on November 03, 2011, 01:10:37 PM
You probably don't like the K in baseball scoring either then.
Sounds like that comment was out of left field  ;D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: dealvr on November 03, 2011, 01:14:45 PM
Well, abreviations, moneyball...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on November 03, 2011, 01:26:02 PM
Sounds like that comment was out of left field  ;D

Punny :D
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AJK on November 03, 2011, 01:55:43 PM
You probably don't like the K in baseball scoring either then.

Nah, that one, from what I understand, actually makes a bit of sense.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on November 03, 2011, 01:59:02 PM
Nah, that one, from what I understand, actually makes a bit of sense.
How so?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AJK on November 03, 2011, 02:01:09 PM
How so?

Quote
Chadwick (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Chadwick_(writer)) needed S for sacrifice, so he chose K for strikeout - K being the last letter of "struck," which was then in more common use than the term "strikeout."
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on November 03, 2011, 02:03:28 PM
So we should start making acronyms with the last letter? 
And how come I doubt this conversation ever happened:

Q: What did you do last at-bat?
A: I struck.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AJK on November 03, 2011, 02:04:39 PM
So we should start making acronyms with the last letter? 
And how come I doubt this conversation ever happened:

Q: What did you do last at-bat?
A: I struck.

Methinks you're taking what I said a bit far. All I said was that it makes a bit more sense.

And, you can doubt all you want. Them there are the facts.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on November 03, 2011, 02:08:58 PM
K has been used for a strikeout since the 1850s.  There are dozens of theories as to why, but none are concrete.
Kind've like DO I would say...

"Schwarz's The Numbers Game. The common view that the K was used because the S was taken (by Sacrifice, Stolen Base, or Single) appears to be erroneous."
Title: DDF DO This Monday Night (Tonight)
Post by: Avid Reader on January 02, 2012, 12:58:54 AM
DDF DO this Monday night (tonight) @ Clubehouse Cafe 9 PM. Rumors are that SuperFlyer will be attending.

Attendees so far:

1) SF
2) Avid Reader
3) AsherO
4) BP

Title: Re: DDF DO This Monday Night (Tonight)
Post by: SuperFlyer on January 02, 2012, 01:09:47 AM
Can anyone explain to me, what Dealguy is about to say?
Title: Re: DDF DO This Monday Night (Tonight)
Post by: Deal Guy on January 02, 2012, 01:10:39 AM
They should pay DDF for all the DO's. :D
Title: Re: DDF DO This Monday Night (Tonight)
Post by: SuperFlyer on January 02, 2012, 01:18:07 AM
As I cannot edit Avids post, I'd better show up I guess.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Deal Guy on January 02, 2012, 01:36:57 AM
Can anyone explain to me, what Dealguy is about to say?
lol
Title: Re: DDF DO This Monday Night (Tonight)
Post by: AJK on January 02, 2012, 01:55:19 AM
DDF DO this Monday night (tonight) @ Clubehouse Cafe 9 PM. Rumors are that SuperFlyer will be attending.

Attendees so far:

1) SF
2) Avid Reader
3) AsherO
4) BP

Who's making the RSVP? :P
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on January 02, 2012, 01:57:25 AM
Who's making the RSVP? :P
Just add your name to the list if you're coming.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on January 02, 2012, 02:00:55 AM
@ ajk: it will be auctioned off.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Chachem Balaileh on January 02, 2012, 08:46:09 AM
Sounds like a plan,
I might be able to make it. Keep us Posted/Posting......
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Mocha on January 02, 2012, 09:13:22 AM
Sounds like a plan,
I might be able to make it. Keep us Posted/Posting......
+1
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cbs on January 02, 2012, 09:33:05 AM
if it was thursday night id make it.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on January 02, 2012, 01:32:15 PM
DDF DO this Monday night (tonight) @ Clubehouse Cafe 9 PM. Rumors are that SuperFlyer will be attending.

Attendees so far:

1) SF
2) Avid Reader
3) AsherO
4) BP



Please Note: Due to popular requests, we are changing the meetup place to Brooklyn @ Jerusalem Steak House II, 1319 Avenue J, Brooklyn, NY 11230


Attendees so far:

1) SF
2) Avid Reader
3) AsherO
4) BP
5) Smoky Joe Robinson

Possibly Attending:

6) Chachem Balaileh
7) Mocha
8 ) Dealer

If you think you can make it, please post here!




Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Columbiadorm on January 02, 2012, 02:01:26 PM
9pm should be fine for me (won't know until after 8). I hope to stop by and sit in the peanut gallery.

Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on January 02, 2012, 02:07:55 PM
9pm should be fine for me (won't know until after 8). I hope to stop by and sit in the peanut gallery.



Sounds great. Hope you can make it :)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: whYME on January 02, 2012, 02:17:10 PM
Please Note: Due to popular requests, we are changing the meetup place to Brooklyn @ Jerusalem Steak House II, 1319 Avenue J, Brooklyn, NY 11230

In that case there's a small chance I may be able to make it. I won't know until later.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on January 02, 2012, 02:19:00 PM
9pm should be fine for me (won't know until after 8). I hope to stop by and sit in the peanut gallery.

8 and ) turned into 8)

:D :D :D

#SMFfail
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Chachem Balaileh on January 02, 2012, 02:20:56 PM
Guys skip lunch, they have gr8 food  ;)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on January 02, 2012, 02:24:38 PM
@ chachem by night: this better be true, I've skipped everything today so far...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on January 02, 2012, 02:26:45 PM
Dunno about you guys, but I could sure use a Clubhouse burger and fries and a Caipirinha de Maracujá right about now.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Chachem Balaileh on January 02, 2012, 02:30:23 PM
@ chachem by night: this better be true, I've skipped everything today so far...
I think 4 you the bar dosnt have to be raised to high,(whats the best uve had on the other side of the ocean) ;-)
 :o :o
a
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AsherO on January 02, 2012, 02:31:07 PM
Guys skip lunch, they have gr8 food  ;)

I'll have lunch now, but I skipped breakfast, so I'll be fine.

Dunno about you guys, but I could sure use a Clubhouse burger and fries and a Caipirinha de Maracujá right about now.

Are you saying you'd come if it was in clubhouse?
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on January 02, 2012, 02:31:07 PM
Attendees so far:

1) SF
2) Avid Reader
3) AsherO
4) BP
5) Smokey Joe Robinson

Possibly Attending:

6) Chachem Balaileh
7) Mocha
8 ) Dealer
9) Columbiadorm
10) whYME
11) EliG

If you think you can make it, please post here!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Dan on January 02, 2012, 02:33:23 PM
Are you saying you'd come if it was in clubhouse?
Nope, but I was considering it last night before I saw the forecast for a foot of snow here and I need to be home to drive to PIT tomorrow for a L'chaim.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on January 02, 2012, 02:36:08 PM
Nope, but I was considering it last night before I saw the forecast for a foot of snow here and I need to be home to drive to PIT tomorrow for a L'chaim.
Ah, that would have been real fun! Hopefully we'll be doing something like last years DO sometime soon.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Chachem Balaileh on January 02, 2012, 02:39:15 PM
 ;) For you Dan we would consider changing it to clubhouse...
How'Bout figuring out how to use points/miles for private air travel :-\
 and set ur own schedule
only sayin...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on January 02, 2012, 03:40:05 PM
Mr chachem, unless the places are tops, they all taste artificial, and places are dirty, so far my experience, service non existent, so it isn't so bad apparently over the ocean.

Come to Belgium, and I will let you invite me to Lamalo, then you will see...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Chachem Balaileh on January 02, 2012, 04:06:54 PM
Mr chachem, unless the places are tops, they all taste artificial, and places are dirty, so far my experience, service non existent, so it isn't so bad apparently over the ocean.

Come to Belgium, and I will let you invite me to Lamalo, then you will see...
Oops I struck a raw nerve just kidding with u
just was making sure you were coming...
I hope to be there by 10:00pm hoooope...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on January 02, 2012, 04:16:38 PM
Note, they close at 10:30. They told me we can stay till 11 (and maybe some more..) but if you want to order, try coming the earlier the better.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: bubbles on January 02, 2012, 04:21:13 PM
Attendees so far:

1) SF
2) Avid Reader
3) AsherO
4) BP
5) Smokey Joe Robinson

Possibly Attending:

6) Chachem Balaileh
7) Mocha
8 ) Dealer
9) Columbiadorm
10) whYME
11) EliG

If you think you can make it, please post here!

I'm so curious. Anyone wanna post pics?  :)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on January 02, 2012, 04:22:53 PM
Who specifically do you want to see? ;)

Maybe arrange a shuttle for the Lakewood folks...
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Cbs on January 02, 2012, 04:23:59 PM
Who specifically do you want to see? ;)

Maybe arrange a shuttle for the Lakewood folks...
he wants to see the food ;)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Avid Reader on January 02, 2012, 04:33:53 PM
Just beware, SF somehow mysteriously disappears from all pics we take of him. If you want to see him, you gotta come down in person.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: bubbles on January 02, 2012, 04:37:36 PM
Just beware, SF somehow mysteriously disappears from all pics we take of him. If you want to see him, you gotta come down in person.

hmmmm (http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Do_vampires_show_up_in_photographs)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: SuperFlyer on January 02, 2012, 04:42:14 PM
Avid is right, and we don't want to burst your bubble.


You have to come to see for yourself.
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: bubbles on January 02, 2012, 04:46:47 PM
Avid is right, and we don't want to burst your bubble.
::)

Quote
You have to come to see for yourself.

next time maybe  :)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: AJK on January 02, 2012, 04:51:13 PM
Please Note: Due to popular requests, we are changing the meetup place to Brooklyn @ Jerusalem Steak House II, 1319 Avenue J, Brooklyn, NY 11230


-1 to the change.

Enjoy guys!
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Columbiadorm on January 02, 2012, 04:52:47 PM
I'm so curious. Anyone wanna post pics?  :)

Don't you need to be there to get that type of info??

If not, why don't we all just use our real names as instead of usernames?  :o ::)
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: bubbles on January 02, 2012, 04:59:10 PM
Don't you need to be there to get that type of info??

If not, why don't we all just use our real names as instead of usernames?  :o ::)

chill. I'm just making a comment how I'm curious and it's too bad I can't make it
Title: Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
Post by: Columbiadorm on January 02, 2012, 05:05:27 PM
chill. I'