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#283353 - 12/21/09 09:11 PM Another Axiomite get together....
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Well, Joyce and I just got back yesterday from 11 days in Orlando...that last one unplanned due to the "Blizzard of '09" that messed up air travel on the East Coast Saturday. We did the usual Disney, SeaWorld and Universal stuff, but the first day we arrived we drove down to meet Rick (RickF) and his wife Jan at their home in Vero Beach.

Left to right are Rick, Jan, Joyce and myself (sporting a new, unintentional crew cut!):




Rick is the first Axiomite I've had the pleasure to meet, but hopefully not the last. I guess that's dependant upon whether he's figured out that I took $10 from his wallet while he left it on the table after we all enjoyed a bottle of ummmm, ummmm, good mustard!

Seriously, Rick (and Jan!) are as great as you would expect after reading the posts here. They have a beautiful, beautiful home and are among the most welcoming, easygoing people I've ever met. We went out to the restaurant pictured above for some lunch and went back to their house after for some more talk and some listening. If was my first time hearing M80s and, combined with their EP600, was simply awesome!

Unfortunately, Joyce and I had been up since 3am the previous night and had a two-hour ride back through an unfamiliar area to get to our hotel in Orlando, so the time spent together wasn't nearly as long as I would have liked. They're just plain 'ole good folks, and I could have talked for hours more!

Anyway, I'm still exhausted from the trip, and haven't caught up here, but that will have to be tomorrow or the next day. I DID want to post this, though, as I know I always enjoy reading about other Axiomites getting together.

I still think we all need some sort of get together en masse!
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#283355 - 12/21/09 09:32 PM Re: Another Axiomite get together.... [Re: MarkSJohnson]
Wid Offline
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Nice to see ya got to meet Rick and Jan. The wife and I had the pleasure to meet them a couple years back. You're right Mark, they are two wonderful people.


Edited by wid (12/21/09 09:32 PM)
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#283357 - 12/21/09 10:12 PM Re: Another Axiomite get together.... [Re: Wid]
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What a nice looking bunch. \:\) Looks like you are all having a nice time there.

Hmmm, how does one manage an unintentional crew cut, Mark?
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#283368 - 12/21/09 11:30 PM Re: Another Axiomite get together.... [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Glad you guys got a chance to spend some time together. De-virtualizing Axiom friendships as always a good time.:)

So when's the east coast meetup?
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#283376 - 12/22/09 01:47 AM Re: Another Axiomite get together.... [Re: pmbuko]
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Wonderful! I'm very jealous! The absence of beer on that table gives me the creeps, though.

Looking forward to meeting many more Axiom friends, including your ilk. I think I've met 12 of you now, but I might be missing somebody.


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#283377 - 12/22/09 01:48 AM Re: Another Axiomite get together.... [Re: pmbuko]
St_PatGuy Offline
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Very cool, you guys! Sounds like it was a wonderful get together.

Mark, so. . . are you gonna share the story about your unintentional crew cut?
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#283384 - 12/22/09 06:11 AM Re: Another Axiomite get together.... [Re: St_PatGuy]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Tom, there was beer, I just don't remember if the photo was before or after!

The Unintentional Crew Cut (great name for a band, btw):

A month or so ago I got my hair cut a little shorter and got rid of the part. It took me a couple of weeks to get used to it, but I was beginning to like it and wanted it trimmed before vacation. I go to the same barber, we talk about how I got it cut different that last time and that I just wanted a trim to neaten it up. Well, evidently, he didn't remember because he put a comb attachment/clipper guard/whatever you call it on his hair clipper and swiped it down the side of my head to get started. I immediately knew it was much shorter than the other cut he gave me, but it was also immediately apparent that there was no going back, so I never said anything and just let him keep going.

That my friends, is the exciting story of The Unintentional Crew Cut. Telling the story to your children on Christmas Eve will likely become tradition in your family through the years, so feel free to bookmark this post to reference. \:\)
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#283385 - 12/22/09 06:51 AM Re: Another Axiomite get together.... [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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It's very gratifying to see that photo. Always good to see Axiomites getting together. Of course, that photo is also frustrating cuz you're all in short sleeves, sitting by the ocean, with lots of sun around. Currently, short sleeves, ocean and sun are not part of my world. \:\(
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#283388 - 12/22/09 07:49 AM Re: Another Axiomite get together.... [Re: Ajax]
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You dudes look like you've been pumping some iron. \:\)
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#283390 - 12/22/09 07:55 AM Re: Another Axiomite get together.... [Re: SirQuack]
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Steaks have a lot of iron.
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