Should I Upgrade to Gold?  

Masseur_0 41M
172 posts
8/31/2005 6:00 pm

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Should I Upgrade to Gold?

I've been wondering about this for a while now. I've been a standard member for 6 months now and really haven't been going anywhere, locally that is. Yea, I've met some pretty rad folks but they all live at least 2 timezones away.

Have any of you been standard and then jump to gold and see results?...I guess being able to send email is a pretty big breakthrough. Hell, I can't even send winks. Not even a damn wink. a harmless little wink...

One thing keeping me from upgrading is that I don;t have a digital camera and really would like to spice up my profile and pics if I were actually dumping $$ into this site...knowwhatimean?...And no, there still won't be any full glory shots...That's always kept for the suprise (peek-a-boo!)

So hey, is it worth it? Or is it my lot in life to be standard, like Nickleback, or Stone Temple Pilots or any other painfully standard group of undesireables?

playfulwithyou33 56F
961 posts
9/11/2005 1:24 am

Hello...This post is to remind you about the Blogger's Convention scheduled October 21,22,23 and set for the ChicagoLand area(Bolingbrook--a suburb)

It is a chance for you to meet the folk that you have been reading, commenting, and chatting with. Before we go any further, this is NOT a giant sex orgy but a chance to interact with your new found blogging friends face-to-face.

The opening night festivities are still in the planning stage.(I need to have an actual head count on that before I can proceed and make commitments to the banquet facility. But in the plans are a Masked Ball--expected to be a lavish formal affair)

The 46 Zone Party will be held on the evening of the 22nd at the 46 Zone bar attached to the Ditka Dome(enclosed sports dome facility with an indoor driving range) Typically the bar has a live band on Saturday nights (no cover charge to date) The food and drink costs there are reasonable and one can imbibe for about twenty bucks.

There will be an "after" party on the 21st after the Masked Ball; and a "before" and "after" party on the 22nd in the hospitality suite at the hotel to continue on with the festivities. These parties will have food and alcohol/soft beverages and will be bought in bottle form with appetizer platters from local stores. The bar in the hospitality suite would be a serve yourself type of set-up.

The hotel is new and nicely furnished. Complimentary breakfasts are included with the room; the hotel has a pool, workout facility, complimentary wi-fi service, in-room coffee makers, mini refrigerators, iron & ironing board, and laptrays to support your laptops. There is a complimentary coffee bar located off the lobby area which is available 24 hours for a selection of coffees, teas, and hot chocolate. Hotel rates are reasonable and information can be found at Convention Information Pictures of the hotel and its rooms are also available for you to see.

In the works is a photo session opportunity as well as some classes/demos.

If you have not already done so, you are also invited to join bloggers of this friendly site The group was designed to address the technical aspects of blogging, but has metamorphosized into something much more--a "family" of bloggers...many of who will be attending the upcoming Convention.

Thank you for your time and I hope to meet you in person.


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