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Toronto-Apsley FumbleRumble May 29 - 31, 1998
Lisa Jackson's FumbleRumble Report
Lisa Jackson and me. (Maybe you should drive.)
I will state for the record that Lisa Jackson is awesome. We get along fantastically :-) Here she is, masquerading as her father (at least e-mail account-wise)Mail-For: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: "Dave Jackson" <email@example.com>
Date: Sun, 31 May 1998 02:05:10 -0400
Subject: Toronto FumbleRumble Report (Yay!)
<blaring 'Raspberry Swirl' by Tori Amos>
I still can't believe it. I've actually attended my *very first* FumbleRumble -- with tons o' people and tons o' fun. What an amazing time. :)
Even more amazing, to me, is the fact that you can take a random bunch of people with one common interest, throw them together, and it can turn out to be such a positive experience. Yes, some have met before at other gatherings, but because each grouping is different, the degree of interaction can not be predetermined.
And I had a BLAST, lemme tell ya. <grin> Wowsers. If any fumbler
is debating whether to attend a Rumble, just breathe deeply and take
the plunge. It will certainly be an event you'll never forget.
You may feel a twinge of doubt when first coming
face-to-face with people you've only been corresponding with, or
reading their posts. I know that I was nervous...but excited too.
When John and Jenni showed up for lunch, my eyes nearly popped out of
my head. [They didn't see that -- they were at the other end of the
As I scratch the ring of mosquito bites around my ankle, I fondly remember the following:
Angela, I can't stress how nice it was for you to offer the prospect
of this weekend. I'm disappointed that I couldn't stay until
Sunday, but I hope that you all managed to uphold the praise of
TITANIC in my absence.
And with that, I bid everyone a hearty CHIMMICHANGA!*
(If you haven't yet attended a FumbleRumble, just wait. You'll write posts like these too. *wink*)
*The spelling isn't in the dictionary. I looked. <grin>
P.S. Alex [my friend and chauffer-extraordinaire -- who isn't on the list] said to say hello. She had a great time as well. She'd write a message herself, but uh, she's sleeping. ;)
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