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DDN Meetup Moonlightfairy06 and Chaconne
By Chaconnemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 6359, member since Thu Jul 12, 2007
On Mon Jan 24, 2011 07:32 PM

On a majorly cold day Moonlightfairy06, Andrea, who is a grad student in Washington and also works on Capitol Hill and DDN Mod Chaconne, Jon, met up for lunch. We spent the entire time talking about other DDNer's :P.

Jon spent 2 hours on the Metro (subway) for what should have been a 45 minute trip. Some subway tracks got cracks in them so the subway cars had to run on one track and await the oncoming trains at every station where the tracks run both ways.

OK we didn't just talk about other DDNers. Andrea told of her first days as an intern for a newly elected congresswoman. She isn't constitutionally old enough as yet to be a congresswoman herself, but will she be the first DDNer to be elected to the House or Senate?

Jon

15 Replies to DDN Meetup Moonlightfairy06 and Chaconne

re: DDN Meetup Moonlightfairy06 and Chaconne
By hylndlasmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 7170, member since Wed Sep 22, 2004
On Mon Jan 24, 2011 08:16 PM
Where did you guys meet at? That painting on the wall kind of looks like one of the ones in the old post office. :)
re: DDN Meetup Moonlightfairy06 and Chaconne
By Chaconnemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 6359, member since Thu Jul 12, 2007
On Mon Jan 24, 2011 08:27 PM
It was in front of a painting of Florence, Italy (where Andrea spent a semester as an undergrad) in the restaurant lobby. We went to an Italian restaurant, a very good one, which is just above the Court House Metro station in Arlington, VA. It was so cold we went to the first restaurant we saw (she knew it as she lives nearby.) Last Saturday was not the day to dine outdoors though they did have tables on the plaza.

Jon
re: DDN Meetup Moonlightfairy06 and Chaconne
By Moonlitefairy06member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 7177, member since Fri Apr 16, 2004
On Mon Jan 24, 2011 08:29 PM
Toscana Grill above the Courthouse metro station. The painting is the city of Florence in Italy, where I also spent a semester while I was an undergrad. I hope to meet up with some more DDNer's soon!
re: DDN Meetup Moonlightfairy06 and Chaconne
By Moonlitefairy06member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 7177, member since Fri Apr 16, 2004
On Mon Jan 24, 2011 08:30 PM
haha Jon we think at the same time!
re: DDN Meetup Moonlightfairy06 and Chaconne
By reel_faerie85member has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 4130, member since Mon Mar 08, 2010
On Tue Jan 25, 2011 04:30 AM
Aw sounds like you had an amazing time!

Meet ups just wouldn't work here....I can't imagine posting Reel-faerie85 and DDNer1 met in Worksop - they had a fantastic time, went to McDonalds drive thru and then sat in the canch watching the kids play in the pond thing. Later that evening they went to the one and only night club in town and were escorted home by a nice policeman!
re: DDN Meetup Moonlightfairy06 and Chaconne
By celestia836 Comments: 2006, member since Tue Dec 02, 2003
On Tue Jan 25, 2011 04:38 AM
^If the Poko-organized DDN meet-up happens in Oxford this April, you should join us! Except of course I've no idea where you live... probably a few hours away, right? But then that means we can each buy you a drink out of gratitude for traveling all that way. :D

Jon and Moonlitefairy, glad you had such a good time! I don't think I'll be back in the area until mid/late summer at the earliest, but maybe once I'm there I can pop down. Italian food sounds lovely. :)
re: DDN Meetup Moonlightfairy06 and Chaconne
By DeeDeesPremium member Comments: 4147, member since Fri Jan 26, 2007
On Tue Jan 25, 2011 04:41 AM
Edited by DeeDees (172773) on 2011-01-25 05:21:44 there was a crumb under the letter 'm' :)
Lucky people lol

Nearest DDner to me is a couple of hours flight away :( Next time I'm in UK I hope to meet up with some of you.
re: DDN Meetup Moonlightfairy06 and Chaconne
By reel_faerie85member has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 4130, member since Mon Mar 08, 2010
On Tue Jan 25, 2011 04:53 AM
I'm a good 3 hours from Oxford but if I am travelling that way I might have to pop my head in and shout HEY.
re: DDN Meetup Moonlightfairy06 and Chaconne
By Louisemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 17315, member since Thu Jun 06, 2002
On Tue Jan 25, 2011 05:54 AM
Edited by Louise (29559) on 2011-01-25 06:14:51
Oh come on that's a tease....who did you talk about and what did you say?!?! ;)
re: DDN Meetup Moonlightfairy06 and Chaconne
By Chaconnemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 6359, member since Thu Jul 12, 2007
On Tue Jan 25, 2011 08:29 AM
^It was all about you Weezy and the Second Punic er...Panic War to be the top Karmandatorre.

Jon
re: DDN Meetup Moonlightfairy06 and Chaconne
By hummingbird Comments: 10413, member since Mon Apr 18, 2005
On Tue Jan 25, 2011 08:30 AM
I'm with Louise, come on and dish the dirt :P
re: DDN Meetup Moonlightfairy06 and Chaconne
By Heartmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 15032, member since Thu Feb 14, 2002
On Tue Jan 25, 2011 01:22 PM
S M I L E , y'all. jeez.
re: DDN Meetup Moonlightfairy06 and Chaconne
By Moonlitefairy06member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 7177, member since Fri Apr 16, 2004
On Tue Jan 25, 2011 01:28 PM
This was the third picture the waitress tried and each one took quite a few seconds to take and then the camera died so thats the best we got lol.
re: DDN Meetup Moonlightfairy06 and Chaconne
By Chaconnemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 6359, member since Thu Jul 12, 2007
On Tue Jan 25, 2011 01:52 PM
Yeah...I actively dislike point and shoot cameras because of the inherent delay between pressing the button and the actual picture being shot. I had just put batteries in the camera a couple weeks ago, but when I uploaded the photos I found that my five year old grandson had used the camera to shoot something like 150 photos of his little brother, my wife, the Hot Wheels cars we have here for them to play with, a couple of superhero figures etc. etc.

Memo to self, check the batteries before you go out. I should have taken my SLR :(.

We'll smile at the next DDN meet up. The expression you see was quizzical...like 'when is that @#$$#%@ camera going to go off.'

Jon
re: DDN Meetup Moonlightfairy06 and Chaconne
By kandykanePremium member Comments: 16415, member since Mon May 01, 2006
On Tue Jan 25, 2011 02:02 PM
That shot has "our waitress took this picture" written all over it, lol. Such a tourist-y thing to do! Which makes me think, I want a vacation. Now. Someplace warm. Other DDNers optional. So, yeah, thanks for reactivating my spring fever.

Glad y'all had fun!

kk~

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