Originally posted 2011-02-20 13:27:49.
“Snookered – verb – Slang . to deceive, cheat, or dupe”
I knew things were going sideways before I even got there. I had to deal with some issues at work (yes, I have a “real” job…all three of us do…this is all still done in what we laughingly call our “free time”…) and so I didn’t get out as early as I wanted to, which had me running late getting out to Snookers for our Pink Slip Party this past Thursday. I hate running late, and so I was already in less than a perfect mindset when the text message came in from Bob at 3:58pm:
“Wow. You are going to be pissed.”
Well that’s never a good sign. Needless to say, I immediately called him and found out that they had us pigeon-holed in a back area that wouldn’t support one of our casual events, let alone a Pink Slip Party, and that they had completely overbooked the venue with other events going on.
I sped up a little bit.
So, maybe the East side isn’t so bad for us after all.
Even though the Snooker’s event was something of a debacle, and we were a little hesitant about heading back to that side of town…the Red Ox Tavern turned out to be a decent place for us. There were a few issues, but all things being considered, it went really well and I’m glad we gave the East side another shot. We’ll definitely plan more events out that way.
Here’s a quick recap of the evening…
Here are a few of the photos from our Red Ox Tavern event on June 16th, 2011.
“We’ve got a long way to go, and a short time to get there” – Jerry Reed, Eastbound and Down
As I sit down to actually write this…I realize that yep, there’s an awful lot going on…and I’m pretty sure I’m going to skip something important. So here are the highlights, and I have little doubt that someone out there will assuredly remind me if I forget anything.
We’ve got our event tomorrow night at the Red Ox in Utica, CloudDevDay was awesome…well, with one noted exception, we’d like you to help protect Ernie Harwell’s legacy, and we’re hunting for locations for future events. There’s more, I’m sure…
…well, let’s get started. It’ll come to me. Hopefully. Guess we’ll find out…
Okay, seriously, enough with the heat already. In other news, Bob would like to take this opportunity to apologize to anyone who may have received “inappropriate photos” from him on Twitter, but will not be resigning his position with Detroitnet.org no matter what…
Anyway, we’ve got an event coming up next week at the Red Ox Tavern in Utica, Genesis10 has their own mini-career fair going on today and tomorrow in case you forgot, CloudDevDay is Saturday, we’ve got some pretty cool discussions going on in our LinkedIn group, and of course there are jobs posted there as well.
Let’s begin where we always begin…us.