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post #74656 of 86336
Do you know the other couples? Otherwise just don't bring anything and go out to eat.

Edit: Also, it isn't too late to say you're not bringing anything and you should all do your own thing and then blame the vegetarians. Everyone naturally hates vegetarians anyway.
post #74657 of 86336
I had a similar experience last week traveling with a group of friends. I've decided that I still want to be friends with these people, and have them over/come over to each other's homes, but never again will we travel with them
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Do the meat tomorrow and don't do collards. Rice? Or maybe some good baked beans? Hell, canned bake beans and then just add some pork.

You kidless people are so quaint with your evenings full of free time. Between the normal family routine and packing Thursday night, there's just no way I'll have time to cook anything as time-consuming as a pork butt.

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Hot dogs and tofu hotdogs. If someone is too good for hotdogs, fuck them. Especially if its an outdoors situation.

Ingredients to purchase:

Hot dogs.

Buns.

K&M.

MrsG first suggested hot dogs and cookout-type sides (corn and the like). I'm not anti hot dog in general, but it just seems like such a lame dinner. At this point, however, I might just give in and go that route.

Also, why do I need ketchup in this scenario?

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This is why I do not form bonds with people in real life just post my views on the Internet to where no one expects me to cook a brisket or hot dog.

The house isn't in Texas; ain't nobody expecting brisket.

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Can you throw a bunch of stuff in a slow cooker?

My alternate recommendation is to buy a bunch of bread and cold cuts and let everyone make their own sandwiches. No one is expecting gourmet food at a mountain cabin.

I'm not sure what the kitchen equipment situation is at the house.

Sandwiches could work, though I kind of feel the same way about them as I do hot dogs. Maybe I'm making this harder than it needs to be by overestimating the degree to which people will care about the quality of the food.

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Do you know the other couples? Otherwise just don't bring anything and go out to eat.

Edit: Also, it isn't too late to say you're not bringing anything and you should all do your own thing and then blame the vegetarians. Everyone naturally hates vegetarians anyway.

They're all friends, some of whom are closer than others. We thought about just opting out of the food entirely, but I kind of feel like we're past the deadline for that. We didn't object when the idea was first floated, and I can see the other people on the trip feeling like it's a little late to say we're not interested in doing the food thing. It's my fault for not going with my gut when this was originally mentioned, but it's still a pain.
post #74659 of 86336
My father has to get hearing aids, which is actually good news. It's about time.



the bad news: his hearing is fine at the lower frequencies, it's the higher frequencies, like a woman's voice, that he became deaf to.

Poor guy, I think it's going to be a rough adjustment frown.gif
post #74660 of 86336
the sad thing is this is the most exciting thing to happen in married MrG's life in, oh, probably since he got married.
post #74661 of 86336
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I had a similar experience last week traveling with a group of friends. I've decided that I still want to be friends with these people, and have them over/come over to each other's homes, but never again will we travel with them

We've done similar trips, both with most of these people and with other friends, and it has been great. It's usually a situation where we all stay at one place, and everyone can just come and go as they please. The issue here is that someone got the bright idea to try and plan the meals. It's just completely unreasonable to think you can coordinate that many people's tastes and schedules, and trying to do so is stressing me out. I mean, I don't even meal plan on a trip when it's just my family. Were it not for this, I'd have no complaints on the planning thus far.
post #74662 of 86336
just set up a Mongolian grill. problem solved.
post #74663 of 86336
Yours is likely better, then. My friends were such pains in the asses about everything that I won't do it again. They're good people - they are just unbelievably fussy about things that infuriate me (this is 75% their kids, 25% them), and are so goddamn slow to do anything that I felt that half my time on vacation was spent waiting for them
post #74664 of 86336
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the sad thing is this is the most exciting thing to happen in married MrG's life in, oh, probably since he got married.

Yeah, well, this would be the second-most-exciting thing if it hadn't turned out your mother was overstating her abilities. This trip might cost me more than five bucks and a malt liquor, but at least I won't have to shell out for antibiotics afterward.
post #74665 of 86336
I don't want to say that cigarettes should be banned in New York but... Cigarettes should be banned in New York.
post #74666 of 86336
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

Yours is likely better, then. My friends were such pains in the asses about everything that I won't do it again. They're good people - they are just unbelievably fussy about things that infuriate me (this is 75% their kids, 25% them), and are so goddamn slow to do anything that I felt that half my time on vacation was spent waiting for them

Yeah, we've never had those types of issues. This group is pretty good about going with the flow. It just so happens that someone had a bad idea for this trip, and I'm extra annoyed by it (at least partially because I saw the hassle coming and didn't nip it in the bud).
post #74667 of 86336
Just have enough booze. Who gives a fuck if they have a gourmet meal.
post #74668 of 86336
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

I feel like the need for egality

I like this word.

Legal and equal?
post #74669 of 86336
If only there were some technology that made it possible to look up the meanings of words we see on the internet.

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Egality
post #74670 of 86336
egality like egalitarian
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