Sunday, July 22, 2007


I'm waiting on my plane.... Where do I begin?

I told Gary, and I hope he knows I mean it, that this weekend was everything I had hoped to be and so much more.

The best way I can describe the feeling here is relaxed. At no point did I feel anxious or out of place amongst my newly visible internet friends. I want to thank Gary and Carrie for showing an openness and hospitality that is a rarity in this day and age.

Just try to imagine opening your home to a dozen people you have never met and not only being pleasant, but being so accommodating and open that your guests might as well have been in their own home. That is the feeling that they provided, and that is very hard to put into words. The gratitude is a hundred fold and I am anxious to return the favor if I can. I was treated, felt, and still feel like extended family in their home. I am damn proud and lucky to experience such a thing.

I'll try to post an update and more pictures later tonight or tomorrow. I'm hungry!


GaryC said...


As I mentioned many times this weekend, it was indeed our pleasure. Okie-Vegas doesn't happen unless people are willing to travel here and experience it and for that, we thank you and everyone else that made the trip.

Thanks again and I am already looking forward to the next opportunity to meet, greet and host some invisible friends that are sure to become great friends in real life.


yestbay said...

Brian, I truly enjoyed meeting you in person this weekend. I hope it won't be too long before we all get to have another gathering, because I had a blast.

See you on line,

Dave Westbay

Instant Tragedy: Just Add Sean said...


You are a man and a miracle. I should have taken you up on your offer of staying. But the time we spent and drank, drank and drank some more was well worth it.

All my best my friend!


peacecorn said...

It was a sincere pleasure to meet you, sir. My kitty will never be the same.

oossuuu754 said...

/enjoyed the opportunity to donk it up with you and my ears are still ringing from some of your karoke songs.

yestbay said...

Oh by the way, I got the FullTilt transfer - thanks! I guess I will have to play some more Chinese Poker. Do they offer that on FT?

Maudie said...

I so enjoyed meeting you. You intimidated the hell out of me at the tables, and I mean that as a complement!