ragani: (Pen-Hey!)
Happy Birthday [livejournal.com profile] spidra!!!
ragani: (Smile)
As mentioned before, my birthday plans are for dinner tonight. I decided that I wanted to go to Café Colucci, which, despite the name, is actually (really good) Ethiopian food (and yes, they have honey wine). The plan is to meet there at 7 tonight. The menu is online, to give you an idea of what they serve. They do not take reservations, so let me know if you are going to join us so that we know to wait for you (or not if you are going to be especially late). They are BART-able though, from the Ashby station.
ragani: (Miss Muffet)
After saving so much by taking the Megabus to LA, you would think we could afford the other expenses easily enough, Well, it turns out that January is one of the hardest months for me work-wise, and so the hotel and park tickets are somewhat prohibitive even without the cost of travel. At this point we have a rather pricey hotel booked for Friday and Saturday nights (1/25-26), but we are actually arriving Thursday night. Staying with friends could work, although we are limited in our transportation once we are there, and I want to make sure that at a minimum, [livejournal.com profile] chaosloom, his brother, and myself are taken care of for lodging, if not [livejournal.com profile] msvwrose and [livejournal.com profile] gardengirl_34.

I am thinking that if there was a way to find a cheaper hotel situation or at least offset the cost of the hotel by not having to buy park tickets, it would help make this much more feasible.

Anyone have access to free or deeply discounted Disneyland tickets? I know that [livejournal.com profile] chaosloom would like to visit both parks while down there, so some 2-day park-hopper tickets would be ideal.

Can you help me make a birthday wish come true?
ragani: (GEN butterfly logo)
In late January we are celebrating the birthday of [livejournal.com profile] chaosloom by taking a trip down to Disneyland. We are going the last weekend of January, and welcome our friends joining us there.

While weighing our options for travel, we ended up deciding on taking the bus. Although the travel time is still as long as driving ourselves, and without the flexibility of having our own car, the price sure was right. Will had been telling me about the great deals you can get at Megabus, which offers typical rates of about $10 each direction from SF to LA. So yeah, that is already a great deal right there. Additionally, they even have $1 fares for some of the off-peak times that are booked far enough in advance (they only have booking open 45 days in advance so you have to plan around that). Well, I ran across a promotion code that ended up costing me a whopping 0.50¢ for four round-trip tickets to LA from SF. Yes, you are reading that right, less than 0.13¢ a person!

I like the idea behind why they are doing this:
"Megabus did the math and calculated that if they take 56 cars off the road with each bus trip filled to capacity, it will result in 3,850 fewer pounds of carbon emissions for every 100 miles traveled. If they fill 1,786 buses with this promotion, they will reduce CO2 emissions by 6.9 million pounds for every 100 miles traveled."

Hey [livejournal.com profile] dalisair, you might consider taking the bus up to SF for the remainder of Dickens Fair as I suspect the price at Megabus fits into your budget (even without the promotion) better than those flights you have been having so much trouble with.

Meh!

May. 18th, 2007 08:21 am
ragani: (Floating)
I have this annoying feeling there was something I wanted to do today, but cannot figure out what!

Fri: Work in Walnut Creek, followed by ?
Sat: Scavenger hunt at noon, Birthday dinner at 6
Sun: Makers Faire at 10:30ish, Dinner with GPUs at 5:30

Meh!
ragani: (Default)
My birthday is less than a week away!!!! Ahhhhh!!!

OK, now that I got that out of my system....

The plans are roughly as follows (more detail to came later) for Saturday, May 19th:

Starting at noon:
Scavenger hunt put on by the clever [livejournal.com profile] silverkun

Meeting at 6 PM:
Dinner at The Old Spaghetti Factory in Concord.

Please join me for one or both of these events. If you want to join in on the scavenger hunt,* you gotta let [livejournal.com profile] silverkun know ASAP!

*This is not just for my closest friends, btw, so if you want to check out silverkun's scavenger hunt, and are worried you don't know me well enough to crash my party, please reconsider, and let silverkun know.
ragani: (It's Your Move!)
I updated the application file for my birthday game (yes, it is a directory so you can choose how you want to view the PDF), in hopes that it is both easier to use, and more able to save the filled-out form. Remember, the form is due by April 15. Even though it is past April 1st, I would still like to know if you would like to play.

Oh, and for those that tried to fill it out before and had trouble, could someone check to see if this works better?

For those of you who have applied, thank you very much!!!
ragani: (It's Your Move!)
As mentioned in my last post, I need players for the birthday scavenger hunt that [livejournal.com profile] silverkun is putting together for me. This will be held on the day of Saturday, May 19th so check your calendars.

So far I have a couple of responses ([livejournal.com profile] tsgiesl and [livejournal.com profile] ariock, along with some non-LJers) but need more solid numbers before [livejournal.com profile] silverkun can get started.

So again, I ping...

[livejournal.com profile] abditus
[livejournal.com profile] aberrantvirtue
[livejournal.com profile] aiglet (and [livejournal.com profile] gdmusumeci if he is interested)
[livejournal.com profile] archangelkhaos
[livejournal.com profile] bk2w
[livejournal.com profile] chiendarrendor
[livejournal.com profile] darkfuzzyheart
[livejournal.com profile] devonapple (and DW if she can)
[livejournal.com profile] dougygyro
[livejournal.com profile] eeyore42
[livejournal.com profile] emberleo
[livejournal.com profile] fan_boy
[livejournal.com profile] furycom
[livejournal.com profile] hellsjester
[livejournal.com profile] inside_edge
[livejournal.com profile] josh_summit
[livejournal.com profile] katiiis
[livejournal.com profile] labelleizzy
[livejournal.com profile] ladydairine
[livejournal.com profile] mercator_7
[livejournal.com profile] miss_emelia (and Rick if he is interested)
[livejournal.com profile] noirem
[livejournal.com profile] perlandria
[livejournal.com profile] philosophertone
[livejournal.com profile] rightsock
[livejournal.com profile] rogue_ravnos
[livejournal.com profile] rose42dance
[livejournal.com profile] tshuma
[livejournal.com profile] veryloki
[livejournal.com profile] waywardbound
[livejournal.com profile] zhaneel69

Care to join me?

Plan B

Mar. 17th, 2007 05:59 pm
ragani: (It's Your Move!)
Although it is not the 18th, I have already heard back regarding the application, and our team were offered the waiting list. In other words, we did not get into the No more Secrets game, which is not a huge surprise. I am not terribly disappointed though, because [livejournal.com profile] silverkun offered to run a scavenger hunt for my birthday if our team did not get accepted... and he plans to keep his word!

So... I need people who want to be part of a day long scavenger hunt. I will know more details about what kind once we hash out some of the details, but I am fairly certain it will not be as difficult a game as the No More Secrets game will probably turn out to be.

Unlike the 2-day NMS game, this will be all day long on Saturday, May 19th only. We will have teams of four people, but you need not sign-up as a team. I need to have a list of names by the end of this week to give to [livejournal.com profile] silverkun so that he can start planing.

I am going to ping (look for your LJ name below) those that I think would enjoy this kind of thing, but let me know if you are interested even if you are not on that list as I just threw it together quickly

[livejournal.com profile] abditus
[livejournal.com profile] aberrantvirtue
[livejournal.com profile] aiglet (and [livejournal.com profile] gdmusumeci if he is interested)
[livejournal.com profile] archangelkhaos
[livejournal.com profile] ariock
[livejournal.com profile] bk2w
[livejournal.com profile] chiendarrendor
[livejournal.com profile] darkfuzzyheart
[livejournal.com profile] devonapple (and DW if she can)
[livejournal.com profile] dougygyro
[livejournal.com profile] eeyore42
[livejournal.com profile] emberleo
[livejournal.com profile] fan_boy
[livejournal.com profile] furycom
[livejournal.com profile] hellsjester
[livejournal.com profile] inside_edge
[livejournal.com profile] josh_summit
[livejournal.com profile] katiiis
[livejournal.com profile] labelleizzy
[livejournal.com profile] ladydairine
[livejournal.com profile] mercator_7
[livejournal.com profile] miss_emelia (and Rick if he is interested)
[livejournal.com profile] noirem
[livejournal.com profile] perlandria
[livejournal.com profile] philosophertone
[livejournal.com profile] rightsock
[livejournal.com profile] rogue_ravnos
[livejournal.com profile] rose42dance
[livejournal.com profile] tshuma
[livejournal.com profile] veryloki
[livejournal.com profile] waywardbound
[livejournal.com profile] zhaneel69

Care to join me?
ragani: (reflection)
This looks like way too much fun!

And the initial assignment is on the weekend of my birthday. So I will say it now, this is what I want to do to celebrate my birthday: a group of friends (me plus 5 others) who are good at games to create a team. We have to sign-up by March 10 so I need commitment real soon. My brother is doing this with some of his friends already.

There is no way I could do this by myself, and it takes some rather clever people to make a team, so the question is, are you up for the challenge?

Will you join me?

Hey [livejournal.com profile] silverkun, you are into alternate reality games, so this might be right up your ally.
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Happy Birthday [livejournal.com profile] vonyar! Sorry I missed your festivities.

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