Monday, October 01, 2007


The dinner at the Cheesecake factory was a success. Later I'll do a proper post (with photos). The crowd was an incredibly upbeat and friendly group. As you would expect, from quite a large varieties of walks of life.

A credit card from our group was left on a table. It is in the Cheesecake factory's safe.

A favor, if you took photos, please send them to Thanks to M. He sent me a review of photos including the "Cash car" that was parked right in front of the place. (We all laughed)

It started early at 5:15pm and didn't end until 10pm when the last of us left the Cheesecake factory. We chatted on a whole variety of topics. Everything from "why will/won't this be another depression" to growth patterns around the world. Quite a bit of discussion centered around the dollar and others on buying a home before the perceived bottom as an inflation hedge.

Thanks everyone! The final count was 23 attendees.

It amused me to be given popcorn at the event. ;)

Got popcorn?


oc-ed said...

Thanks for putting the party together Neil. I had a great time meeting everyone. As I said last night, I'll look at my schedule and start planning an HBBQ.

Rob Dawg said...

I'm sorry my schedule didn't permit my attending. The visit to Cal Poly SLO was very interesting. My eldest is considering it as her "safe" school. 150 miles each way is a lot for one day.

speedingpullet said...

Sorry not to have made it Neil. Sounds like you all had a great time - I'll do my utmost to make it to the next one!

wannabuy said...

Next dinner will be in about a quarter. I'm thinking between Christmas and New Years, but I'm not wed to any one date (yet). It definitely was a night of fun and sanity.

Speedingpullet, sorry to hear you couldn't make it. It was a good start to the bubble social season. ;)

Got popcorn?

Anonymous said...

neil, it was great to meet you! and we hope to see you again soon.

thanks for putting on the event.

have you fallen in love with yet?

oh yes, there will be snacks. :)