DATE: February 10, 2000
TO: Everyone
FROM: Mikey-D
SUBJECT: Party Summary

Intro

It is with a crick in my neck, a frog in my throat, and a tear in my eye, that I must tell you that Gumby Fest 2000 is at an end. We had a great turn out, lots of new people, lots of new games, and we got in a TON of playing time. Other than the host's ego, lack of self control, and a couple of rough spots, things ran smoothly again this year. I would have to say that this was by far the biggest, and in many ways the best party yet.

Party Totals

  • 22 Players
  • 20 Computers
  • 2 Servers
  • 1 Network Switch
  • 4 Network HUBs
  • 10-15 Gigabytes Of MP3s
  • 3 States
  • 1 Teenager
  • 1 Diehard Female
  • 1 Inflatable 6 Foot Gumby
  • 8am - 3am Friday
  • 9am - 5am Saturday
  • 10am - 1am Sunday

Thank Yous

As usual there are a ton of people that I need to thank for helping pull this off. Hopefully I didn't forget anybody, but here they are in no particular order:

  • Steve Fox from Albuquerque ROS for making all this possible....he hosts Gumby Death and my web site and has always been encouraging and supportive...
  • AutoTrim for creating us a Y2K compliant kickin' banner...
  • Bink for stopping by and taunting me and Nathan...
  • Dave for flying in from Portland to join the fragfest, and Sarah for letting him :)
  • Bryan, Chuck, Darrin, Jeff, John, Paul and Sean for once again suffering through another New Mexico road trip...
  • Sean for the cool digital camera that documented the trip to Hooters oh so well....
  • La Posta and our waitress for taking care of a group of 24 people without a hitch...
  • David, Jamal, Jessica and Mike for representing Albuquerque, the BF Goodrich boys, and bringing the Chicken Trophy...
  • David for once again hooking us up with the slick Linux router so we could remain "on-line"...
  • Vanessa at the Hilton for being a sweetie and helping me set up everything...
  • Justin for representing Los Lunas and playing the same songs for me over and over and over...
  • Loretta for the cool magnets, Ibuprofin, pictures, enthusiasm, and for putting up with immature boys...you are still a doll...
  • Sonic for chicken sandwiches and Alicia....
  • Clayton and Maria for hooking us up with extra hardware, having a "game ready" machine, and sniping me in the head...
  • Jeff and Mandy for joining us and reminding me of what a good "Mom Joke" really is...
  • Hooters for....umm....the wings...
  • Nathan for playing hooky from work with me
  • Mike, Dave and Ethan for joining us, bringing hardware and showing us how cool racing games can be...
  • Hue for setting us up with the projector again this year...
  • Hue, Kerry, Becky, Maria, David, Neddie, Robert, Trina, Rob, Leland, Amanda and everyone else that stopped by to say howdy...
  • The restuarant lady at the Hilton for reminding us that we were really loud and obnoxious...

Closing

I hope that everyone had a good time, got their money's worth, and that we made whatever distance you had to travel worth it. I really really appreciate everyone that showed up, thanks for making it an awesome party!

Cheers!

Mikey

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