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Response to zeep zeep Montreal meet 2011 2011-06-04 21:51:54 Reply

At 6/4/11 09:08 PM, DancingTurkeyGod wrote: Laser Quest

Thank u, ill post it up in a few.

To people participating in laser tag, please be sure you pay for your session. If I recall last year, some people didnt pay (or couldnt pay?), but decided to do laser tag nonetheless.... that whole speech about being responsible about your budget comes to mind.

$430.00 makes me nervoussssss


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Response to zeep zeep Montreal meet 2011 2011-06-04 22:02:35 Reply

At 6/4/11 09:08 PM, DancingTurkeyGod wrote: It costs me 430$ and we're allowed up to 30 ppl. So the more ppl who play, the less each person pays. Deposit is half that amount (on my credit card), so you people better pay up! I am a poor student.

So, why don't we all set aside $30 for laser quest.

If everyone goes, whoopie, you get one extra drank than you expected and if a few people don't go you aren't left short a few bucks and DTG isn't left out for her kindness. it'll be about $21 per person if all ~20 people actually go (unlikely!). If 15 people go, it's $28 per person. If we all set it aside now, there won't be any surprises the day of.

PS: Sunday: Malachy, Chron and I will probably go see Totem(Cirque du soleil) at 5pm. Others are welcome to join, but everyone has to buy their own ticket. Lowest ticket price is 70$.

Gotta love expensive shit!

So, for those first timers, here's a breakdown of my "spending money" budget (excludes travel, hotel and drinks because all of those are totally individual to you)


3 day subway/bus pass
: $16.00
Laser Quest: $30
Totem: $70
Bike riding thing: $10
Food: $75 ($10-15 a meal at 2 meals a day)
buying cheap random frenchie crap: $30
Drinks: individual mileage may vary! I like me some mixed drinks but I'm also a lightweight so I'm not putting that much away for dranking, but you can easily (oh so easily) burn through $100 in alcohol if you're a high class twerp bordering on alcoholism. Also, LIQUOR STORES CLOSE EARLY AS FUCK IN MONTREAL. GET UP EARLY IF YOU PLAN ON FILLING A FLASK FOR A NIGHT OF DEBAUCHERY.

So my spending money: ~$250

So, like Pox said right off the bat, expect to bring about $200. It looks like a lot but you need to eat, drink and do stuff for 3 days.

And if you plan on using a visa/mastercard - tell your bank or CC company about your trip before hand! There is no fun to be had if their fraud squad cancels the card Friday morning when you use it at Tim Hortons in Montreal when your last purchase was in Vancouver or Philadelphia.


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Response to zeep zeep Montreal meet 2011 2011-06-04 22:27:16 Reply

At 6/4/11 10:02 PM, Malachy wrote: And if you plan on using a visa/mastercard - tell your bank or CC company about your trip before hand! There is no fun to be had if their fraud squad cancels the card Friday morning when you use it at Tim Hortons in Montreal when your last purchase was in Vancouver or Philadelphia.

For US travelers:

And ask the bank/CC company about fees! Some banks or card companies will charge you a "conversion" fee if you are from the US and use the card in Canada (they add up if you use it a lot...ATM fees are the worst! get cash early, convert it before you leave if your bank isn't too fussy about it).

Phones: Your iPhone/Android uses data almost all the time. Data is expensive in another country. Remember those news stories about teenagers going on family trips to the North and the parents getting a $10,000 phone bill? Yeah, bad touch. Airplane mode that fucker or bring a flip phone. If you need to call home, use google voice. Free calls to US and Canada.

Passport: The law changed a few years back. You MUST have a passport (or passport card) to get back into the US from Canada or one of those easy crossing cards if you live near the border...but you'd know all this by now. Canada will let you in with just a drivers license. The US won't be very happy if you forget your passport. If you haven't gotten one yet, now would be the last chance you have to get it! You will obviously have to pay some hefty fees to get it processed quickly.

Finally, pretty much everybody speaks English at least a little bit so don't fret about being in French Canada (unless you're driving. Unlike the rest of Canada that has to use both languages on road signs, Quebec gets a pass. Their signs are all french. Bring a GPS unit if you're driving...and streets have genders)


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Response to zeep zeep Montreal meet 2011 2011-06-04 22:55:01 Reply

At 6/4/11 10:39 PM, FBIpolux wrote: You forgot the 100$ for Poker.

You guys play for bottle caps!


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Response to zeep zeep Montreal meet 2011 2011-06-04 23:21:33 Reply

At 6/4/11 09:51 PM, Luis wrote:
At 6/4/11 09:08 PM, DancingTurkeyGod wrote: Laser Quest
Thank u, ill post it up in a few.

To people participating in laser tag, please be sure you pay for your session. If I recall last year, some people didnt pay (or couldnt pay?), but decided to do laser tag nonetheless.... that whole speech about being responsible about your budget comes to mind.

$430.00 makes me nervoussssss

It's that much because I reserved the whole room. If we're clearly under 20 ppl playing, I can call 48 hrs before and tell them to cancel my full room booking. It'll then become 18$ for each person (for both games).

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Response to zeep zeep Montreal meet 2011 2011-06-04 23:39:44 Reply

Added in the day two stuff.


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Response to zeep zeep Montreal meet 2011 2011-06-04 23:48:11 Reply

Man...
Looks like I won't have enough money for gas to drive down to another province.


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Response to zeep zeep Montreal meet 2011 2011-06-05 00:00:35 Reply

At 1/17/11 02:14 AM, poxpower wrote: Here's a picture from last year:

thin white people in glasses? count me out


ever mistake a spoon for a straw and try and sip it ?

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Response to zeep zeep Montreal meet 2011 2011-06-05 12:40:42 Reply

At 6/4/11 11:21 PM, DancingTurkeyGod wrote:
It's that much because I reserved the whole room. If we're clearly under 20 ppl playing, I can call 48 hrs before and tell them to cancel my full room booking. It'll then become 18$ for each person (for both games).

Yeah it'll probably be that way.


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Response to zeep zeep Montreal meet 2011 2011-06-06 00:38:43 Reply

OH YEAH!!!!!!!!

I'm definately going!
Purchaging bus tickets RIGHT NAOW!!!!

....Tommorow...

See Y'all there!


Together, we can do that we can't do alone. Nous vaincrons, ensemble, pour la gloire du QUÉBEC LIBRE!!!

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Response to zeep zeep Montreal meet 2011 2011-06-06 19:31:19 Reply

Okay, it is most certain that it'll be just me, Don, and two girls.

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Response to zeep zeep Montreal meet 2011 2011-06-07 10:24:27 Reply

At 6/6/11 07:31 PM, Painbringer wrote: Okay, it is most certain that it'll be just me, Don, and two girls.

Just saved this meet from being a semi-sausage fest...
You're cool, man! You're cool!

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Response to zeep zeep Montreal meet 2011 2011-06-07 11:45:26 Reply

At 6/4/11 09:48 PM, DancingTurkeyGod wrote: OHHHHH baby Fringe festival is still on that weekend!

Luis, book in Fringe Festival - Drag races on Saturday, June 18th at 4PM. We'll meet at 3:45pm at metro station St-Laurent.

who invited RuPaul..

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Response to zeep zeep Montreal meet 2011 2011-06-07 13:05:02 Reply

At 6/7/11 11:45 AM, Chronamut wrote:
At 6/4/11 09:48 PM, DancingTurkeyGod wrote: OHHHHH baby Fringe festival is still on that weekend!

Luis, book in Fringe Festival - Drag races on Saturday, June 18th at 4PM. We'll meet at 3:45pm at metro station St-Laurent.
who invited RuPaul..

We should have a dandy day during the meetup so that you can go to the drag queen area dressed in Victorian garb. Would that make you happy?


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Response to zeep zeep Montreal meet 2011 2011-06-08 01:45:28 Reply

So no one's up for biking?

Just because you'll be hungover is not reason not to get super sweaty for the evening. Fags.


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Response to zeep zeep Montreal meet 2011 2011-06-08 02:06:15 Reply

At 6/8/11 01:45 AM, poxpower wrote: So no one's up for biking?

My group seems to be up for it.

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Response to zeep zeep Montreal meet 2011 2011-06-08 02:29:31 Reply

At 6/8/11 02:06 AM, Painbringer wrote:
At 6/8/11 01:45 AM, poxpower wrote: So no one's up for biking?
My group seems to be up for it.

Neato.


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Response to zeep zeep Montreal meet 2011 2011-06-08 10:58:49 Reply

Consider me there.


I AM THREAD KILLER!

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Response to zeep zeep Montreal meet 2011 2011-06-08 11:57:33 Reply

ahahahaha; you'll all be in my hood!


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Response to zeep zeep Montreal meet 2011 2011-06-08 12:02:23 Reply

At 6/8/11 01:45 AM, poxpower wrote: So no one's up for biking?

Just because you'll be hungover is not reason not to get super sweaty for the evening. Fags.

If I go I would go on a bike tour, but I'd have to either borrow a bike or buy a new bike in Montreal and do a badass 300k back home after the meet, thus replacing my shitty bike with something usable.

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Response to zeep zeep Montreal meet 2011 2011-06-08 12:17:45 Reply

At 6/8/11 11:57 AM, SolInvictus wrote: ahahahaha; you'll all be in my hood!

does that mean you'll come?


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Response to zeep zeep Montreal meet 2011 2011-06-08 13:09:21 Reply

At 6/8/11 12:02 PM, Elfer wrote:
At 6/8/11 01:45 AM, poxpower wrote: So no one's up for biking?

Just because you'll be hungover is not reason not to get super sweaty for the evening. Fags.
If I go I would go on a bike tour, but I'd have to either borrow a bike or buy a new bike in Montreal and do a badass 300k back home after the meet, thus replacing my shitty bike with something usable.

Not really, there's a bike rental service everywhere in montreal.

https://montreal.bixi.com/

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Response to zeep zeep Montreal meet 2011 2011-06-08 14:13:41 Reply

At 6/8/11 01:09 PM, camoshark wrote: Not really, there's a bike rental service everywhere in montreal.

https://montreal.bixi.com/

I guess, but there's some mad fees for anything over half an hour (so I'd have to do a bunch of swap-outs every 10-15k or pay a lot for the rental), and I do need a new bike anyway.

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Response to zeep zeep Montreal meet 2011 2011-06-08 15:02:49 Reply

At 6/8/11 02:13 PM, Elfer wrote:
At 6/8/11 01:09 PM, camoshark wrote: Not really, there's a bike rental service everywhere in montreal.

https://montreal.bixi.com/
I guess, but there's some mad fees for anything over half an hour (so I'd have to do a bunch of swap-outs every 10-15k or pay a lot for the rental), and I do need a new bike anyway.

yeah, I can't make heads or tails of their fees. I think it's $5 for a 24 hour "membership", which includes 30 minutes and then you pay a couple of dollars for additional half hours (??) and then they want a $250 security deposit? Sounds like a pain in the ass.


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Response to zeep zeep Montreal meet 2011 2011-06-08 15:16:32 Reply

At 6/8/11 03:02 PM, Malachy wrote: Sounds like a pain in the ass.

Indeed.

I certainly hope all the paperwork and fees don't eat up the time we could be spending around the city.

Speaking of paperwork: The girls are not ready, and hotel rooms are running out - Chances are they may not be coming at all.

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Response to zeep zeep Montreal meet 2011 2011-06-08 15:19:43 Reply

At 6/8/11 03:02 PM, Malachy wrote: yeah, I can't make heads or tails of their fees. I think it's $5 for a 24 hour "membership", which includes 30 minutes and then you pay a couple of dollars for additional half hours (??) and then they want a $250 security deposit? Sounds like a pain in the ass.

My guess is that the extra fees depend on the length of a ride segment, i.e. if you take one bike out for a two hour ride it'll cost you a lot, but there's no extra fees for say, 5 different 25 minute rides. Because the service is supposed to be for commuters who don't want the hassle of owning their own bike, it kind of makes sense to do it this way to make sure there's still bikes available when people need them.

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Response to zeep zeep Montreal meet 2011 2011-06-08 15:42:54 Reply

At 6/8/11 03:19 PM, Elfer wrote:
At 6/8/11 03:02 PM, Malachy wrote: yeah, I can't make heads or tails of their fees. I think it's $5 for a 24 hour "membership", which includes 30 minutes and then you pay a couple of dollars for additional half hours (??) and then they want a $250 security deposit? Sounds like a pain in the ass.
My guess is that the extra fees depend on the length of a ride segment, i.e. if you take one bike out for a two hour ride it'll cost you a lot, but there's no extra fees for say, 5 different 25 minute rides. Because the service is supposed to be for commuters who don't want the hassle of owning their own bike, it kind of makes sense to do it this way to make sure there's still bikes available when people need them.

That makes a little more sense to me. I was thinking that you got 30 minutes included in total. But 30 minutes per trip doesn't sound so bad. Then again, the way pox was suggesting the bike paths, I imagine it could take an hour or two to do the whole thing so we'd all be paying out the nose and I don't think I recall anyone ever needing to use a bike during the meetup - we tend to stroll around and use the subway to get places. Paying $15 for a multi-day transit card seems the smart idea.


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Response to zeep zeep Montreal meet 2011 2011-06-08 15:54:43 Reply

At 6/8/11 03:16 PM, Painbringer wrote: Speaking of paperwork: The girls are not ready, and hotel rooms are running out - Chances are they may not be coming at all.

There's tons of hotels though.


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Response to zeep zeep Montreal meet 2011 2011-06-08 16:36:57 Reply

At 6/8/11 03:54 PM, SNIPER wrote: There's tons of hotels though.

Yeah, I even found one close to the Philips that's only $99 a night!

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Response to zeep zeep Montreal meet 2011 2011-06-08 17:26:31 Reply

Yeah the bikes are not for getting around the city during the meet, it's just something to do.

You have to "pay" a 250$ deposit to take out a bike.

Then it's 5$ for 24 hours. Any ride under 30 mins during that time is free.
Rides from 31-60 mins are 1.50$
61-90 is 3$
And then it's 6$ for each additional half hour.
So yeah a 2 hour ride would cost 14$ total

There's also a 2 bike limit per credit card.

So I don't know how much you guys want to do : P
Here's a possible route.


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