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Tue Dec 17, 2013, 08:04 PM

Austin TX DUers...please check in!

I'd like to see who from the old Austin gang is still around and who is new. I left Austin in 2005. GOPisEvil, VelmaD, BlueStateGuy and some of my other co-conspirators left shortly after. Surely there is still a group there....I'd like to see everyone on my next trip in.

Andy Stephenson, though he lived in Seattle at the time, was from Austin originally. I was the one that brought him to DU. He would come to Austin for get-togethers occasionally. I still miss the guy

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Reply Austin TX DUers...please check in! (Original post)
Gato Moteado Dec 2013 OP
In_The_Wind Dec 2013 #1
MrScorpio Dec 2013 #2
In_The_Wind Dec 2013 #8
Gato Moteado Dec 2013 #9
In_The_Wind Dec 2013 #11
greatauntoftriplets Dec 2013 #3
Gato Moteado Dec 2013 #4
greatauntoftriplets Dec 2013 #5
Gato Moteado Dec 2013 #6
greatauntoftriplets Dec 2013 #7
Gato Moteado Dec 2013 #10
Trailrider1951 Dec 2013 #12
Gato Moteado Dec 2013 #13
Trailrider1951 Dec 2013 #14
Gato Moteado Dec 2013 #15
Trailrider1951 Dec 2013 #17
greatauntoftriplets Dec 2013 #16
Trailrider1951 Dec 2013 #18

Response to Gato Moteado (Original post)

Tue Dec 17, 2013, 08:07 PM

1. I still miss Andy.

We met when he was on the east coast.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 17, 2013, 08:19 PM

2. Yep, the big 2005 DU Inaugural Meet up

That was fun!

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 17, 2013, 08:51 PM

8. A lot of wonderful DUers were there.

I didn't make that one.
The first time I met Andy was in Ohio, the next time was in N Y.
We traveled to a N J meet-up together.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 17, 2013, 08:54 PM

9. andy had energy.....he loved to travel and meet people...

I still remember the time in Austin that he walked into the house that GOPisEvil had just bought and started rearranging the living room furniture. GOPisEvil left it that way forever, I think.

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Response to Gato Moteado (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 17, 2013, 09:01 PM

11. He was a wonderful person.

I don't remember whose place he was staying in on his visit to N Y but we sat sat alone chatting about investing in gold ingots. He was amazing.

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Response to Gato Moteado (Original post)

Tue Dec 17, 2013, 08:31 PM

3. I miss Andy, too.

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Response to greatauntoftriplets (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 17, 2013, 08:34 PM

4. i know you do!

he loved you!

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Response to Gato Moteado (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 17, 2013, 08:36 PM

5. It was mutual.

It's especially hard at this time of year since he spent his last Christmas with my family. BTW, he loved you, too.

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Response to greatauntoftriplets (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 17, 2013, 08:39 PM

6. well, we all love you!

but you already knew that.

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Response to Gato Moteado (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 17, 2013, 08:41 PM

7. Same here.

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Response to Gato Moteado (Original post)

Tue Dec 17, 2013, 09:00 PM

10. OK who was the lovely DUer that brought her daughter to the irish pub on 5th street....

...at one of our get-togethers? her daughter looked like a super hot version of Chelsea Clinton. but way hotter than Chelsea. and she was sweet and smart. I fell in love, but it was just weeks before I was moving to costa rica.

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Response to Gato Moteado (Original post)

Tue Dec 17, 2013, 09:24 PM

12. Austin area here

Although when I joined DU I lived in Houston. I remember Andy, but never got to meet him. One Austin DUer I did meet was Longhorn, who passed away several years ago. She had red hair and a brilliant smile...

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Response to Trailrider1951 (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 17, 2013, 09:25 PM

13. did you know KCDem when you lived in Houston?

nt

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Response to Gato Moteado (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 17, 2013, 09:37 PM

14. No, I never got to meet any Houston DUers

But when I got to Austin in Sept of 2005, there were all these anti-war rallies going on. My children and grandchildren dragged me along, and I met Longhorn there on the steps of City Hall. We recognized each other by our mutal tye-dye, LOL. Those were the days...

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Response to Trailrider1951 (Reply #14)

Tue Dec 17, 2013, 09:39 PM

15. well, i will meet you on my next trip there....

....i'm generally there every two or three months.

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Response to Gato Moteado (Reply #15)

Tue Dec 17, 2013, 09:49 PM

17. Cool

I'll buy you a beer, hopefully nowhere near downtown. My son-in-law brews some awesome beer, but not lately since he's been busy. Too bad...

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Response to Trailrider1951 (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 17, 2013, 09:46 PM

16. I loved Longhorn.

We were moderators together. I talked with her when she came to Chicago for treatment. Her death was a blow.

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Response to greatauntoftriplets (Reply #16)

Tue Dec 17, 2013, 09:53 PM

18. Yes, a blow it was

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