Friday, September 14, 2007

Bubble blog meeting! Sunday 9/30/2007

The date and time are fixed. Yes, I'll keep doing minor edits to the post.

Current count: 34+

I've received quite a few e-mail RSVP's, so I'm behind on updating and other duties call. So expect an update by 10pm PST

No reason why more couldn't be merrier!

Note: I'm changing the sign to say "Blogger Party." :)

I'm certainly getting excited about meeting fellow bloggers.


Where: Cheesecake factory in Redondo Beach at 6pm.
It will be fun!

Please RSVP. I'd love to put names with faces. Maybe even learn real names!

Bring significant others, friends, etc. Just give me an idea of how many.


Directions:
Cheesecake Factory (It was a REIC hangout during the boom, so schadenfreude)
605 N Harbor Dr
Redondo Beach, CA 90277



From the IE, take your favorite freeway to the 405N (say 91, cut over to 405N)
Exit Hawthorne Blvd. You will take a left off the exit and another left to actually get onto Hawthorne. Right onto 190th street and a left onto Beryl (west). When Beryl ends turn right. If you cannot see the Cheesecake factory, get a new optometrist. ;)

Or... use google/maps, mapquest, or whatever your favorite mapping software is. If you can find this site you can probably do a printout of a map. ;)

How to recognize me... I'm 6', brown hair... forget it. I'm make a sign that says "HBB". :) For those that prefer e-mail: wannabuy3@gmail.com or leave a contact, I'll give more info. If you are e-mailing, I'm assuming its because you prefer not to broadcast on the WWW, so leave me a name you're ok with me posting. (Or it can be anon#4 +1, anon#5, anon#6, etc.) I'd prefer a name so that I can track cancellations. (They'll happen and that's cool. I'm just trying to keep everyone informed.)

I'll try to show up early and be in the bar patio. Why there? You can see people entering and I'll try to have the "HBB" sign obvious from the entry (turn a 180 from the entry doors and I'll try to sit in a visible area).

Deep though, think how much the markets are going to change between now and the party/dinner. Where will the stock market be? Will the commercial paper market be in a more publicly obvious decline that even J6P understands?

If you want to bring things to discuss, please make copies! For example, I have a series of excel files with graphs that might be interesting to discuss in person, but I do not consider a long enough timeline to post on the web. (You've seen small portions on the blog.) Or... just bring yourself! I envision this to be a mostly relaxed meet and greet, not a stockholders meeting. ;)

Got popcorn and some time?
Neil

28 comments:

bearmaster said...

I'd love to meet fellow bloggers!

If we had a show of hands and where they live, maybe we can pick a central spot to meet so that a commute is within everybody's reach.

Also, did you intend bloggers-only, or bloggers and their significant others?

wannabuy said...

Bloggers and their significant others. However, my wife already told me that she hears enough about housing so she'll decline to attend.

I was actually worried how she'd take this! She's off the weekend before this meeting to a gathering of her blogging friends. Small world... (She wasn't sure how to ask me and was glad I asked first. Some sort of mime going around?)

Neil

bearmaster said...

LOL ! To each his own (blog), I guess.

OK, go to this page:

regional bubble blogs

click on southern California. The bloggers that run those blogs in that popup would likely make a good invite list.

Anonymous said...

Not sure if anyone remembers but I had a site (forsakencraft) and would like to chime in. I am in shitty IE so please let me know where and when!
john67elco@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Neil - post where and when and I will be there barring some kind of deal with the people I am staying with. I am in from CT to go to the Hollywood Bowl Mon and Tue night.

Tell me what exit. I no longer have a Thomas Guide, but I used to work in Torrance on Del Amo Blvd. So I probably won't get lost...
The more the merrier. m.b.a

wannabuy said...

Main article edited for a firm time and location. Address included.

Count: 5+
Neil
Bearmaster +1
John ? (please verify)
M.B.A (any guest?)

Got popcorn?
Neil

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wannabuy said...

Count: 6+
Neil
Bearmaster +1
John ? (please verify)
M.B.A (any guest?)
Cereal (from HBB)

And I really wish blogger let you delete single spams. Omar has the same comment every time. Wait a second... let me try something.

Neil

sandman said...

Neil,

Man I wish I lived in Cali now. Oh well...

Maybe instead of an HBB sign, you should just have a bag of popcorn? ;)

wannabuy said...

Count: 7+
Neil
Bearmaster +1
John ? (please verify)
M.B.A (any guest?)
Cereal (from HBB)
SpeedingPullet (from HBB)

SpeedingPullet noted that Blogger comments were not working. So I'll post daily on the HBB bitbuckets an invite (assuming Ben doesn't take up my weekend suggestion).

Neil

Mike said...

i may try to make it. this is the first time to your blog but i've been following bearmaster's blog for quite a while now (along w/ ben's and several others). coming from the westside. my wife is sick of hearing me talk about real estate so she'll probably opt out.

stealthcat said...

doh! Right in our neighborhood, but it will be during a visit from my mom, so probably won't be able to go. Best wishes, though, and we'll try to hit the next one :)

lorna said...

+ 2 over here, mike & lorna (santa monica-ish), this sounds great!

wannabuy said...

Count: 9+
Neil
Bearmaster +1
John ? (please verify)
M.B.A (any guest?)
Cereal (from HBB)
SpeedingPullet (from HBB)
Mike (maybe)
Lorna (+ Mike)

Anonymous said...

yo neil, i've been lurking for a few years but have never posted...i will be there...elvismcduf

wannabuy said...

sandman said:
"Maybe instead of an HBB sign, you should just have a bag of popcorn? ;) "

ROTFL. I'm sure the restaurant would appreciate me bringing food in. ;)

Got popcorn?
Can you make this dinner?
Neil

wannabuy said...

Count: 11+
Neil
Bearmaster +1
John ? (please verify)
M.B.A (any guest?)
Cereal (from HBB)
SpeedingPullet +1
Mike (maybe)
Lorna (+ Mike)
elvismcduf

Please feel free to use the e-mail link if you prefer that over a public message. If you do an e-mail RSVP, please let me know how you would like your name posted in the above tally.

Neil

LaRenter said...

Looking forward to it!!

Thanks, Neil

Myself + 1

wannabuy said...

Count: 14+
Neil
Bearmaster +1
John ? (please verify)
M.B.A (any guest?)
Cereal (from HBB)
SpeedingPullet +1
Mike (maybe)
Lorna (+ Mike)
elvismcduf
larenter +1
GaudiaRay

Added an e-mail in the main body of the post. This is going well!

This could be a duplicate post. One I did 20 minutes ago seems to be in the either...

wannabuy said...

Count: 21+
Neil
Bearmaster +1
John ? (please verify)
M.B.A (+2)
Cereal (from HBB)
SpeedingPullet +1
Mike (maybe)
Lorna (+ Mike)
elvismcduf
larenter +1
GaudiaRay
LA_FiatWoman
Houseless +1
Captain Crunch +1

wannabuy said...

Count: 24+
Neil +1
Bearmaster +1
John ? (please verify)
M.B.A (+2)
Cereal (from HBB)
SpeedingPullet +1
Mike (maybe)
Lorna (+ Mike)
elvismcduf
larenter +1
GaudiaRay
LA_FiatWoman
Houseless +1
Captain Crunch +1
Sunrise +1

I talked my wife into going! ;)
Neil

oc-ed said...

oc-ed + 1

Anonymous said...

OcInvestor + 1

Jai T

wannabuy said...

Count: 28+
Neil +1
Bearmaster +1
John ? (please verify)
M.B.A (+2)
Cereal (from HBB)
SpeedingPullet +1
Mike (maybe)
Lorna (+ Mike)
elvismcduf
larenter +1
GaudiaRay
LA_FiatWoman
Houseless +1
Captain Crunch +1
Sunrise +1
oc-ed + 1
OcInvestor + 1

Possibly a few of my "non-bear" friends will also show. :)

Neil

wannabuy said...

Count: 34+
Neil +1
Bearmaster +1
John ? (please verify)
M.B.A (+2)
Cereal (from HBB)
SpeedingPullet +1
Mike (maybe)
Lorna (+ Mike)
elvismcduf
larenter +2
GaudiaRay
LA_FiatWoman
Houseless +1
Captain Crunch +1
Sunrise +1
oc-ed + 1
OcInvestor + 1
Redondo Beach dude +1
JT +1
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Folks, please make it clear what name you want me to post. :)
Unless you specify, I'm not always certain.

Lots of people asking if they can bring "non-bearish" friends. Sure! (Assuming they are not such a raving RE bull that we'd be sick of them in ten minutes.)

ocrenter said...

Neil, thanks for the invite. sorry but can't make it that weekend.

have a great time and say hello to everyone for me.

ocrenter

Anonymous said...

Neil - It's MBA (aka It's Crazy Credit!)

The people I am visiting out here have a surprise BBQ in the SFV for me today. I am hoping that I can extract myself from this early and get there to you guys. If not, I will be extremely sorry and not be able to get there.

I would seem churlish to tell these people SORRY. I am just hoping that we can be done by 5, so I can be there for 6.

I am keeping my fingers crossed because I want to MEET all of you!!!

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