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message 1: by Madison E. (new)

Madison E. (madiemartin) | 231 comments MAJK and I are both in Gainesville, Fl and looking for more Floridians to meet up with! Let us know where you are. I think a meet up with people from Orlando, Jax, or Tampa could work as well. That would involve some travel, but we can discuss!


message 2: by MAJK (new)

MAJK | 57 comments Madison said it best. I know there have to be more Florida people here ;) Raise your hands.

*~MAJK*


message 3: by Corvus (new)

Corvus Alyse (corvusalyse) | 54 comments zomg!! I'm in Gville!!


message 4: by Madison E. (new)

Madison E. (madiemartin) | 231 comments yay!!! a third!


message 5: by Madison E. (new)

Madison E. (madiemartin) | 231 comments So, I talked with a local friend of mine. Although she doesn't keep up with the online hangouts that if we started up a book club local chapter, she'd totally be game. So that brings us up to four, which I think is a decent small group size. Would be great to get at least a few more but I think four is reasonable to meet up with. What do you all think?


message 6: by Corvus (new)

Corvus Alyse (corvusalyse) | 54 comments Four is a great start!


message 7: by Madison E. (new)

Madison E. (madiemartin) | 231 comments :-) I sent her the goodreads link to the group/this month's read/ the alternate read. A friend of mine from SoFl is sending me Kushiel's Dart, so I haven't had a chance to read it yet either. This is exciting!


message 8: by MAJK (new)

MAJK | 57 comments I have a few of my friends at least 2 that would be in for a book club of this kind I sent them the VFH links as well so we may be at 6-7 possibly 8 depending on one friend I have who needs to answer

*~MAJK~*


message 9: by Madison E. (new)

Madison E. (madiemartin) | 231 comments This is great! I think we can start scheming a meet time soon!


message 10: by Madison E. (new)

Madison E. (madiemartin) | 231 comments Hey guys! I don't know if you have seen the thread of a east coast timezone g+ hangout (I've linked it below), but I thought this could be a good first meet up. They have one scheduled for June 13th at 8pm. Maybe we could meet up as a group and then use one computer to hangout. Just an idea, what do you guys think?

http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/9...


message 11: by Madison E. (new)

Madison E. (madiemartin) | 231 comments I think trying to get a local thing planned for this month is a little too soon. How about we try to plan a get together after the next book is announced?


message 12: by Corvus (new)

Corvus Alyse (corvusalyse) | 54 comments I agree...I am in school FT and trying to find a PT job and I have no disposable income right now. Anyone know of a PT job? :P


message 13: by Madison E. (new)

Madison E. (madiemartin) | 231 comments I'm in school FT as well. I don't know of a PT job, but I'll let you know if I hear of something.

I think we can make our get together low/no cost. Shouldn't be too difficult.


message 14: by Corvus (new)

Corvus Alyse (corvusalyse) | 54 comments That would be awesome!


message 15: by MAJK (new)

MAJK | 57 comments Pixie,

What kind of PT job? got any technical skills? I will gladly look around when I return to town and have hubby see what is open as well. You are G'ville right?

*~ MAJK ~*


message 16: by Corvus (new)

Corvus Alyse (corvusalyse) | 54 comments MAJK, what kind of technical skills? I've done phone support for Cox Comm for their services and website support for Citicards...


message 17: by MAJK (new)

MAJK | 57 comments Have you checked to see if UF help desk is hiring? Any type of support or design - usually support and design job are PT and pay decent - that is why I was asking.

Hubby works down at HSC - when I talk to him tomorrow I'll see what he knows - I'm out of G'ville at the moment.


message 18: by Corvus (new)

Corvus Alyse (corvusalyse) | 54 comments That would be sweet! Thanks!


message 19: by Candy (new)

Candy (heartlessone) | 83 comments ooh, ooh Floridiot here! I just saw this thread. I'm in the Orlampa area.


message 20: by Corvus (new)

Corvus Alyse (corvusalyse) | 54 comments Orlampa? that's hilarious...I love it!!


message 21: by Madison E. (new)

Madison E. (madiemartin) | 231 comments @Candy you found us! For some reason I didn't get the notification. YAY!

Not sure if I get this Orlampa.......I mean Orlando and Tampa are a decent distance apart.

Anyhow, we were thinking of setting something up for next month.


message 22: by Candy (new)

Candy (heartlessone) | 83 comments I live in Lakeland, and Polk County in general has a tendency to make fun of itself, stating we're the greater Orlampa area, since one day it's just going to be one big city. I'm less than an hour from either city and work in Orlando (yay theme parks).


message 23: by Rachel (new)

Rachel | 38 comments I'm living in Lakeland. Although I do get to Tampa and Orlando often enough. I'm not dealing with school for the Summer so I'm free pretty much whenever until USF starts back up again.


message 24: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (amandameowly) | 20 comments I live in Orlando as well if you all get together!


message 25: by Corvus (new)

Corvus Alyse (corvusalyse) | 54 comments And I am stuck in Gville Mon-Fri cause I have classes every weekday up till November, except for my summer break, which is 7/28-8/12...


message 26: by Madison E. (new)

Madison E. (madiemartin) | 231 comments Okay! Yay more interest! It sounds like meeting in a middle-ground area would be preferable, maybe people from close area could car pool for whenever we set up an event.

So far we have,
MJK/Pixie/I from G-ville area
Candy/Rachel from Lakeland area
Amanda from Orlando area

Did I miss anyone?


message 27: by Marilou (new)

Marilou Goodwin (clothdragon) | 1 comments I get digests since I regularly forget to set aside time for hangouts, but I'm in Gainesville too.


message 28: by Madison E. (new)

Madison E. (madiemartin) | 231 comments Welcome Marilou!

Maybe be should start brainstorming some locale where we could meet up. It would probably be best to keep it in an in between area. I also time preferably somewhere with public access. I don't know but maybe some public libraries have "study" rooms. Any suggestions?


message 29: by Candy (new)

Candy (heartlessone) | 83 comments Looking at a map, Ocala is fairly central, as is The Villages, but that place is a freaking labyrinth! I got lost in there looking for a restaurant once.


message 30: by Amy (new)

Amy (amybeegee) | 33 comments I'm in Gainesville, too! Grad school leaves my schedule pretty open, but something in/close to Gainesville would be preferable since there's not a huge amount in my budget for gas.


message 31: by Bo (new)

Bo (kickitinthesticks) | 17 comments Oh this would be wonderful! I'm so excited! I live in Zephyrhills (Just NE of Tampa). I'm a recent graduate and between-jobs right now, so my disposable income is limited too ;p


message 32: by MAJK (new)

MAJK | 57 comments Ocala is probably easiest for all. Maybe some of us Gainesville Folks can carpool to ease the gas burden

just some thoughts
MAJK


message 33: by Amy (new)

Amy (amybeegee) | 33 comments Ocala works for me! Local coffee shop or library? Just got this months main book and it looks like a light read so we should have no problem having our own group meet up before the official one at the end of July. Yay!


message 34: by Madison E. (new)

Madison E. (madiemartin) | 231 comments Ocala sounds good to me as well. I would be game for a Gainesville carpool effort.

I think a library would be best especially if there is a room we can reserve.

I would just feel bad about lounging at a coffee shop with a largeish group for an indeterminate amount of time (even if we are patrons).

The headquarters of the Marion County Library system is in Ocala. There is also a few more in Ocala it seems.
http://marioncountyfl.org/Library/Bra...

Also, there is an application process for reserving a room at the library. So this could be a good option.
http://marioncountyfl.org/Library/Mee...

We just need to pick a date/time and an alternate date/time. There is also a way to request a recurring meeting, but we could wait to make a decision on that later.

What do you all think?


message 35: by Rachel (new)

Rachel | 38 comments Carpools are a great idea. I'm willing to pick up & drop off people from Lakeland and/or Orlando (or close enough to those locations). My car has 5 seats so that's my limit but sounds good to me for Ocala.


message 36: by Corvus (new)

Corvus Alyse (corvusalyse) | 54 comments Ocala sounds good...definitely coffee shop somewhere...although a coffee shop in a book store would be golden! ^_^


message 37: by Corvus (new)

Corvus Alyse (corvusalyse) | 54 comments Madison wrote: "Ocala sounds good to me as well. I would be game for a Gainesville carpool effort.

I think a library would be best especially if there is a room we can reserve.

I would just feel bad about loungi..."


Actually, if you let said book store know that a book club wanted to hang out in their coffee shop, most of the time they work to accommodate the group...I had a group that hung out at a book store on a regular basis...


message 38: by Madison E. (new)

Madison E. (madiemartin) | 231 comments does anyone know of a local coffee shop in that area?


message 39: by Madison E. (new)

Madison E. (madiemartin) | 231 comments or book store with a cafe?

I'm just not sure how a Starbucks or Barnes & noble type store wood respond. I've never hung out in either corporate or local book stores or coffee shops for longer than 15/20 mins.


message 40: by Madison E. (new)

Madison E. (madiemartin) | 231 comments * would

also, Gainesvillians, my car fits five and I'm willing to drive. I have a compact four door sedan, so actually four would be more comfortable but five fits fine too.


message 41: by Candy (new)

Candy (heartlessone) | 83 comments Rachel wrote: "Carpools are a great idea. I'm willing to pick up & drop off people from Lakeland and/or Orlando (or close enough to those locations). My car has 5 seats so that's my limit but sounds good to me fo..."

I'm WILLING to drive, but I drive a civic, so it might be better if I plan chip in for gas, depending on how many go from the Lakeland, O-Town area.
Also, Sundays generally work better for me, since I work Saturdays, however I have a lot of derby games on Sundays so you guys basically plan away and I will just let you know if I can make it.


message 42: by Madison E. (new)

Madison E. (madiemartin) | 231 comments How about everyone else? What day of the week would be best for you? How about some alternate days?

Weekends are good for me. During Summer B, I only have classes TR.


message 43: by Madison E. (new)

Madison E. (madiemartin) | 231 comments Also, I talked with a friends originally from the Ocalaish area. Her mom and her really liked this cafe and tea house a little south of Ocala. It's called Polly's Pantry. Apparently the owner is an author and extremely friendly. I have linked the g+ place website below. My friends says there is a room for large groups.

https://plus.google.com/1132966289944...

Also, I just did a quick internet search for cafe/coffe houses/ tea houses/ boostores in Ocala. Here are some links below.

https://www.greatamericancoffeeroaste...

http://www.chelseacoffee.com/

http://www.cattledogcoffeeroasters.em...

http://www.anovelideabooks.com/

http://www.mimiscafe.com/

http://primaryoven.com/

Please let me know if anyone has been to any of these places. Depending on the time/date we choose. It might be good to be at a cafe that has lunch options or at least a coffehouse/teahouse that has snacks. Take a look over the links and let me know what you all think?


message 44: by Corvus (new)

Corvus Alyse (corvusalyse) | 54 comments I like the idea of a locally owned tea and coffee house...


message 45: by Amy (new)

Amy (amybeegee) | 33 comments I haven't been to any but they all look good. How about meeting the Sunday before that Monday that they record the google hangout? I'd happily chip in for gas, too!


message 46: by Jypsel (last edited Jun 29, 2012 05:13PM) (new)

Jypsel | 61 comments I'm from Orlando! :-) This would be awesome.

Edit: I went to a Mimi's cafe back when I was in University. (I went to UNF in Jax) and it was really good!


message 47: by Madison E. (new)

Madison E. (madiemartin) | 231 comments @Jypsyjulia Was there enough room for them to host a group of 10ish for an extended period of time without decreasing their business?

@Amy I think that is a good start.

@ALL: Does that sound like a good date for everyone? The Sunday July 29th? Say we plan to meet either for lunch time or afternoon? What time would work best for you all?


message 48: by Corvus (new)

Corvus Alyse (corvusalyse) | 54 comments Madison wrote: "@ALL: Does that sound like a good date for everyone? The Sunday July 29th? Say we plan to meet either for lunch time or afternoon? What time would work best for you all? "

Currently I have no plans...things could change if I have to do any extra studying or something happens with school...

I would like to ride down with someone if that is alright...


message 49: by Jypsel (new)

Jypsel | 61 comments Oh my goodness, I don't know if I can remember, lol! I THINK so. I remember there being booths and some tables. I think the tables were in the center so they would probably let us put a few together maybe.


message 50: by Bo (new)

Bo (kickitinthesticks) | 17 comments July 29th sounds okay to me (I don't have any plans made yet)!

Also, I'm in Zephyrhills, but it would be incredible if I was able to drive to the Lakeland area and hitch a ride with someone :)) I can definitely pitch in for gas!


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