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Postby External Poster » Wed Apr 11, 2001 6:10 pm

In this mailing:

Folies Bergere tickets
Limo Tour Details
Making contact in Las Vegas
Makeup and fashion critiques
Late nite gambling
DLV roster
Studio 54 on Tuesday
Sahara Blackjack
Monopoly and honest opinions
Southwest Airlines specials
Boilerplate items
Latest headcount
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Only 20 days left, gang!
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Folies Bergere tickets:

Can we talk ...

You have until next Sunday, that's four days, to get your order in
for the Folies Bergere tickets.

Yes, I know, it's a hoop to jump thru, but this is well worth it.

Sunday evening of DLV will be something very special. Folies is the
longest running show in Las Vegas. It's an elegant and spectacular

Following the show, we will have a private limousine tour of the Strip
and other high-profile areas.

Taking a look at registrations, the majority of you have indicated you
will be in town Sunday evening.

If you're thinking you're not ready for this type of public exposure
yet, you're most welcome to join us in boymode. This will be very
enjoyable from either side of the fence. :)

Don't get left out, gang. This is the last call for this.

>As sponsor of the Sunday evening show (the Folies Bergere at the
>Tropicana), I will get a group of adjacent seats for those who want to
>sit together. It's a fun show, very elegant, and we'll have a great

>I'm purchasing a small number of tickets in advance, and re-selling them
>at cost to DLV girls, for those who want to be in the group seating. I
>require pre-payment by money order (no cash, no checks).

>I'm now accepting reservations and will continue to do so until April
>15. I'll use my credit card to pre-pay for tickets that have been
>reserved via money order.

>Tickets for the the booth seats (which are the better seats) are $62.45
>each, plus tax (drinks not included, no minimum drink requirement).
>Since tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangable, I won't be able to
>give a refund to anybody who cancels. The Tropicana will have my credit
>card number, so I'll get charged whether you show up or not.

>I'll pick up the block of tickets when I arrive in town, and you can get
>your ticket(s) from me at any main DLV event, starting that Thursday

>I do want everybody to get their tickets from me by Saturday night. I
>don't want to be handling tickets at the last minute on Sunday night.

>If you have any questions about the procedure, direct them to the list
>via Annie, or write me at my e-mail address (tinatdre@swbell.net), or
>call me on my cell (512-656-3061).

>To purchase a ticket, you will need to send a money order for $62.45
>(don't worry about the tax, I'll cover that) to:

>Timothy Luke
>P.O. Box 82416
>Austin, TX 78708-2416

>Yes, for those who care, Timothy Luke is my boy name. Most types of
>money orders require you to put someone's name on them when you purchase
>them, so use my boy name. I recommend reserving early, so that I have
>time to resolve any problems with your money order.


>-- Tina
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Limo Tour Details:

Tina writes:

>The limo tour of the Strip will leave the front entrance of the
>Tropicana at 11:30 PM (shortly after the Folies Bergere show ends).
>We'll meet as a group at the door of the Tropicana's Tiffany Theater
>(where the Folies show is) as soon as the show ends, and proceed as a
>group to the front entrance.

>The stretch limo (max capacity: 8) and driver will be provided by Bell
>Trans, a limo company recommended by the Tropicana Hotel. Tour is 3
>hours long, tickets are $15. The procedure is that you buy your tickets
>from me (Tina Tawdre) by paying me $15 cash at any DLV event leading up
>to that Sunday night. If you're planning on going on the tour, please
>send me an e-mail (tinatdre@swbell.net), but please understand thet your
>e-mail is NOT a reservation. I'm just trying to get a sense of how many
>want to do this. Your participation is not guaranteed until you
>actually pay me for your ticket, so you do have an incentive to get with
>me as early as possible during DLV before the limo fills up. DON'T MAIL

>I'll be there for the first night (Wednesday at Las Vegas Lounge), and
>at all major events for all of DLV, so finding me to pay for tickets
>should be easy. Tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis.
>The question has come up: What to do about people who won't be arriving
>until Saturday? If the limo sells out early, and there is sufficient
>overflow interest, we can always make arrangements for a second limo.
>Obviously, for that to occur, I have to have sufficient payments up
>front on Saturday. Not a perfect solution, but there have always been
>extra perks for people who come for all of DLV.

>Note that the limo tour is a separate activity from the Folies show, and
>each is paid for separately. You don't have to go to the show to be
>part of the limo tour group, or vice versa.

>Please write or post an item to the newsletter if any questions.

I'm sure everybody will join me in giving thanks and a big hug to Tina
for arranging this and the Folies show.

{in unison} Thanks, Tina
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Making contact in Las Vegas:

Just to be sure we don't have anything slipping off the plate here, in a
thread "on another network" there was some concern about making contact
with the group when arriving in Las Vegas.

Although explicit contact instructions will be sent out in the big
mailing toward the end of the month, here's a Readers Digest summary
of what the story is.

Absolute best way to make contact with the group is to simply show up at
one of the scheduled functions. Yes, one of us will then mark a little
check by your name on a list. We will send out a very detailed schedule
with specific instruction on how to get to each activity, and how to
find the group when you arrive. We'll have a map on the web, with major
event locations noted.

If you need to get in contact with the group before your first activity,
or if you run into trouble finding the location and the group, there
will be not one, but three (3 - count 'em) cell phone numbers you can
use to speak to a live body. No voice mail, no ACD {grin}, just a live
human (Big Sister type) on each one. :) I'll also publish my 1-800
pager number.
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Makeup and fashion critiques:

>Reading all of the comments I see that many girls are concerned about
>their makeup, and how well they do their own faces. Maybe it would be
>possible to have some "pre-DLV big sisters" who would volunteer to give
>advice now to some of these girls.

Yes, that might be a good idea. Would anybody out there want to take
advantage of an honest critique?

>A volunteer would have to agree to let you post her e-mail address, and
>then those that want advice could send a photo to the big sister for

Here are some addresses. Send .jpg or .gif file or web url to:

Annie: annie@annie.net
Tina: tinatdre@swbell.net

State you want an honest critique of makeup and/or outfit.

Please do not send binary attachments to the mailing list (dlv@geekbabe.com)
as the list processor will badly mangle them.

>Caveat emptor-- if you ask for advice do not have thin skin.

Very true, ladies, if you do this, please do so with the intent of not
getting infinite strokes and fuzzies for how nice you look, but with the
intent of smoothing over any rough spots.

>You make think you look stunning with electric blue eye shadow caked
>on, but your big sister may have another idea for you.

Well, ya gotta consider time place and circumstance. If you're going to
a 70's retro party, or to RHPS, it might be appropriate. :)
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Late nite gambling:

>> I would suggest a place that we know to be t-friendly, or at least

>Personal comfort, in all its forms, is certainly a major factor. Since it
>sounds like anyplace would satisfy the machine players (if everyplace has them
>in all price ranges), perhaps the quality of the table games should be an
>important factor.

>Personally, I like big, open casinos with lots of space between tables.
>(Caesar's and Treasure Island come to mind right away as examples, not
>suggestions.) Do either the Sahara or the Imperial Palace fit this, with
>lots of elbow room?

>Do they have lots of tables, or are they mostly machine oriented places
>where table game players have to to squeeze into one little section?

Both Sahara and Imperial Palace are heavily slot oriented, but they do
have good size pit areas. They are not nearly as spacious as Caesars or
even Stardust. I noticed Sahara was gettting kinda crowded in the pit
area one night (Friday?) during DLV2K.

... and ...

>I would think some of the newcomers or those not too sure of themselves
>might feel more comfortable with either the IP or Sahara. It could
>also be something taken with consensus at one of the first get
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>Draw Poker:

>Does anybody in DLV like to play draw poker and stud?

>Not video poker (that's not real!)

>and not the stud versions (Omaha, 2 and 4, etc) played at the casinos,
>but really honest-to-goodness poker played among a group of people where
>everybody gets to hold their physical cards and every body gets their
>own full hand of cards.

>Real poker, just like they used to show on the old Maverick television
>series. Would anybody be interested in getting together for a
>low-stakes friendly game at some point?

Ladies? (gentlemen?)
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DLV roster:

>We already have something similar with the Website list that comes at
>the end of the mailings. People voluntarily "opt-in" to that. Just
>publicizing your site doesn't mean that you are coming to DLV 2001, but
>most of the people who list sites have generally been many of the core
>people for several years, so visiting those gives a good idea of the
>type of people coming, as do the group pictures for previous DLVs on
>Annie's DLV site.

>Any roster should be strictly voluntary and done on an opt-in basis.

I agree with that.

>Personally, I actually don't like the idea.

Ok, one check in the "no way" column. :)

... and ...

>Annie, please don't publish e-mail address's, they would end up on
>someone's spam list.

No, even if we do this, e-mail addresses will not be on it.

... and ...

>>Hmmm .... We need some feedback on this, gang. In some ways, I don't
>>see how giving a list of first names, arrival dates, and where people

>How about this. List of femme names, where they are from, and where
>they are staying. Nothing else.

... and ...

>I personally do not have a problem with anything about me being
>published to the group. However, I would suspect a large number of
>people would be nervous about that. The names, dates and state they
>are from I think would be non-invasive and give everyone a little feel
>for who is attending.

... and ...

>>I'm VERY uneasy publishing anything that would give any personally
>>identifying information on anybody, such as e-mail addresses and the
>>like. Plus, we assure everybody that we will be discreet.

>I agree. We can meet by first names...anything else can be given
>out, or not, on an individual basus.

Comments, gang?
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>Just the thoughts and suggestions of a southern girl misplaced in

>Thanks so much for stressing that if someone wants suggestions from
>others they need to be ready for whatever the comments might be. I know
>it can be hard for someone to take a suggestion that sounds like a
>criticism. "Be careful what you ask for" certainly applies to this.
>However, I know from personal experience that asking for truthful
>opinions is one of the fastest ways to improve one's technique and
>presentation. This area also would pertain to a person's wig styling.

>I try to get a professional makeover every 5-6 weeks and ALWAYS pick up
>some tips or tricks I did not know before. And, I come away feeling
>sooooo sexy! For me, it is well worth the investment.

>If use of a room at the Sahara is needed, mine is certainly
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Studio 54 on Tuesday:

Mary Beth writes:

>I will be in LV early, and would like to put the word out for anyone
>else who would like to go to Studio 54 on Tuesday night.

>I'll be staying at the Imperial Palace, and will probably head over
>there around 11:00 - 11:30 ish.

I'll be getting in on Tuesday as well. I'm getting quite a do-it list
for Tuesday evening, but I'll think about dropping by if I'm still
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Sahara Blackjack:

Tina writes:

>The following is from Bill Here's Viva Las Vegas Newsletter,
>4/6/01 edition:

>Sahara no longer allows doubling down after splitting,
>on all their blackjack tables. Stay away!
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Monopoly and honest opinions:

>>Myself, I usually play VP, sometimes slots (but Monopoly is so much fun,
>>I'd hate to blow the game) and BJ occasionally

>Hmmm...you mentioned "blow" and "BJ" in the same sentence. I have to
>wonder what might have been in the back of your mind.

Well, I guess I should probably refer to the game as "21" or "Blackjack"
for the people with dirty minds. :)

I guess I could also tweak Phil's lyrics to "... hate to throw the game"
or something less suggestive. :)

>Personally, I
>prefer full-payout video poker because I can sit there for a long time
>and just about break even while waiting to hit the big jackpot.

Yes, you can actually come out ahead for very skilled VP (that's Video
Poker) play. :)

>I'm not
>going anywhere near the 21 tables...it's easier just to flush $20 bills
>down the toilet, even if it does take a little longer to lose the money
>that way.

Sign on Keno hall: "The keno hall is closed today. Please place your money
directly in the dumpster."

>>One of the hardest things to do is to give an honest opinion on
>>somebody's looks. In many cases it's unknown whether they are wanting
>>reassurance of the way they present, or if they are genuinely interested
>>in feedback that will help with their growth and inprovement.

>Sometimes the best thing to do is just hand them a mirror.

>>Kinda hard to pass when naked, eh? :)

>Not for me. I just look like a weightlifter.

Uh ... ...
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Southwest Airlines specials:

Yes, lotsa restrictions and conditions apply ...

+Las Vegas, NV
+ $30 each way to/from Burbank, CA
+ $30 each way to/from Los Angeles, CA
+ $30 each way to/from Ontario, CA
+ $30 each way to/from Phoenix, AZ
+ $30 each way to/from Tucson, AZ

+ http://www.southwest.com/jp/hotfares.shtml
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Boilerplate items:

... such as roomates, registration, schedule, etc., do not appear in
this mailing if they have not changed since last Sunday. See the link
below for access to last Sunday's mailing.
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Latest headcount:

Wed Apr 11 01:05:29 CDT 2001
Ppant signup: 76
SO signup: 23
Total signup: 99
Weighted signup: 64.80
Projected headcount: 73.80
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