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Postby External Poster » Wed Apr 04, 2001 8:10 pm

In this mailing:

Getting close
Airfare notes
Lirpa Loof
A lost soul
Folies Bergere tickets
Misc. items
Roommate Clearing House
Latest schedule
Latest headcount
Web Sites
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Only 27 days left, gang!
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Getting close:

The time has come, I believe, to go to a twice-per-week mailing. We'll
do this Wednesday and Sunday, skipping the Wednesday one if material
appears sparce. We'll go to an as-needed mailing toward the middle-end
of April.
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Airfare notes:

Checking with Travelocity, roundtrip fares are still available in the
$200-300-ish range from most everywhere. I checked Omaha, Chicago, BWI,
NYC, even Philadelphia (which is often higher) had $300-ish fares.

Some of these are 21 day in advance, most are 14 day in advance.

Frontier Airlines (serves Las Vegas from many major markets) has been
advertising some very attractive fares around here. There's lots of fine
print that's not actually readable on the TV, conditions and stuff, I

Don't procrastinate, gang, we had some people get royally gouged last
year on airfare.
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Lirpa Loof:

>>No, DLV 2001 is not cancelled.

>Annie, DON'T DO THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!! You about gave me a heart attack!

... and ...

>Very funny, girlfriend! Ha-ha!

... and ...

>Ok, you got me. Had me going for about 5 seconds. Just you wait.

... and ...

>OK, even after a morning of pre-teen boys (my sons are now 8 and 10: am
>I getting old?) playing the most peurile April Fool jokes on me, you
>still got me with the cancellation headline. Now that my heart has
>calmed down, I have to consider the question: are blondes really more
>gullible? :-)

... and ...

>u are soo bad

... and ...

>> However, I do have some prime farm land for sale in Florida. Needs no
>> irrigation! :)

>Cool! I have some seeds that grow very well in the wet ground and
>the sunshine, ;-)

Hey <lol> at least it shows people actually read these things. :)
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A lost soul:

We have a person by the name of Staci, local to the Las Vegas area, who
recently registered giving an e-mail address in the cs.com domain. Her
e-mail is bouncing due to mailbox full. We have no other means of
contact for her. If anybody knows her, please tell her to either clear
out her mailbox or give us another e-mail address. Thanks.
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Folies Bergere tickets:

Tina writes:

>Just a reminder that there are less than 2 weeks left to order your
>Folies Bergere tickets to be part of the official DLV group seating.
>Deadline to receive your money order is April 15. As a reminder, my
>address is:

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

>If you are sending me a money order, please be sure to send me an e-mail
>to let me know to look for it. If you are worried about the post office
>losing your letter, then you should send it "Certified - Return Receipt
>Requested". That way, I will have to sign for your letter and you will
>get a post card from the US Postal Service verifying delivery (in
>addition to the e-mail acknowledgement I send).

>And in answer to a question: No, there is nothing that we will be able
>to do to help you sit with the official group after the deadline. The
>seating policy at the Tropicana is strictly reserved seating only. I
>will always be glad to tell you what our table assignment is, so that
>you can try to buy tickets near us, but you will be on your own to
>accomplish that after April 15.

>It's time to get serious about having fun at DLV 2001. Don't be left

>P.S. Maybe "Fun in '01" should be our slogan for this year. :-)
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Robyn (Las Vegas Fantasy Tours) writes:

>I see there is a lot of interest from the girls
>about makeovers. I have just added a very talented makeup artist to our
>staff and I would like to put together a package for the diva girls
>that week. Can you give me any idea what they may be after?

I see two definite areas of interest.

1. One-on-one makeup instruction and critique.

2. Makeovers prior to the big dress-up evenings of Saturday and Sunday,
and perhaps Friday evening as well. I see the demand for this
concentrated heavily just prior to Saturday evening.

There ya go, ladies. If you want a makeover just prior to the big
evenings, please be prepared to get a reservation in early.
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>Any idea on how many will be there?

... and ...

>I know you can't tell how many people are attending this year, so could you

Actually, this year I think we have a very good handle on what our
headcount will be, using history and some semi-scientific methods.
Numbers appear to be converging in the 70's. Of course, as before we'll
probably never get everybody in one place at once. The events that will
have the most will be the evening events on Friday, Saturday, and

>tell me how many attended last year? Thank you.

IIRC, around 50, again never everybody in the same place at once.

A few historical notes. For the first few years, attendance almost
doubled each year and then settled on a gain of about 50% per year.
Another indication is that each year, very consistently, headcount
total has been very close to 1/3 the number of names on the mailing
list. We're now just over 200, adding 1-2 more each day, and will,
probably be around 250 by DLV time. Both these reinforce the
projection of a headcount in the 70's.

Keep watching the numbers in the headcount projection below.
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>Also, to take a minute, this will be my first time out in public and you
>can guess I am very nervous about it.

This is very common. Just part of being human. Almost everybody reports
this at first, but also they report this nervousness goes away very
rapidly after they get out. Remember that you will be among friends,
even though you may not have met anybody in real life before.

>How does the deal with a big
>sister work? I could really use a little help beforehand.

The Big Sister program is informal and works two ways.

1. E-mail before DLV. If you have some concerns of a personal nature
that you want to correspond with somebody 1:1 with, just send in a brief
note stating you would like a Big Sister to contact you via e-mail.

2. During DLV. Big sisters can help out in a number of ways. If you
don't have a clue what to wear to a particular event, having trouble
finding something, need help with makeup, etc., a Big Sister can assist.

Big Sisters can also help out those who are new and nervous or uneasy
about going out in public or meeting others from the community. This
can range from some friendly one-on-one encouragement to help in a
crisis situation such as not being able to get up the nerve to walk
out of the hotel room.

>I can't commit to driving the group around at this time due to my work
>schedule changing weekly but I am sure I can pitch in somewhere along
>the way. I will let you know when I am available as soon as I know.

Thanks, the offer is appreciated. When we get a bit closer and get a
list of who needs rides and who has vehicles, we'll be looking at who
has what and doing some matching. It looks like the greatest need will
be rides to some of the weekend activities.

>One other note for the pilots.....there are some recent restrictions
>about flying over the Grand Canyon being discussed and in the news
>currently. Sorry I don't have more details or if they are effective yet
>but I am sure the pilots can check it out. Hate to have everyone ready
>to go and then find out at the last minute that they can't file a flight

Thanks. I don't know if they are aware of this, but they are now. :)

>Looking forward to meeting everyone and to a great time!

I'm looking forward too. It's going to be a very good crowd this year
and as you see, lots of very exciting things to do.

>Thank you so
>much for organizing this.

You're very welcome. :)
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Misc. items:

>>Sorry about the length of this. We may have to go to an as-needed mailing
>>schedule soon if this much material keeps coming in.

>Maybe it is time to go to semi-weekly mailings. Or is it bi-weekly? I
>always get those two mixed up, which causes a lot of trouble when I try
>to explain bi-sexuality to my straight friends. Maybe I just have
>trouble with this whole binary concept. :-)

How about let's go to a twice a week mailing. :) :)

>>Getting out:

>>>Let me add to this. This year is my third Diva. First time I was
>>>a total wreck, I was shaking like a leaf and scared silly.

>It's normal to be scared and a little apprehensive at times. It keeps
>you alert, which helps keep you safe. I'm lucky in that I get to go out
>quite a bit. I still get butterflies sometimes. For instance, I still
>find restaurants to be nerveinducing sometimes, but ladies restrooms
>never bother me anymore. Everybody has their little thing.

>To new girls, just recognize that fears and apprehensions are OK. You
>definitely can get past them. If you need help while actually at DLV,
>just pick up the phone. We're all in this together. It's one of the
>greatest things about DLV.

>>Said in passing:

>>>>>>>... Candidly, most of us DLV girls don't pass all that well, and

>OK, I started this thread this year with the above comment. We have
>this thread every year. I just wanted to see if everyone was still
>paying attention. :-)

>Seriously, this topic is always a hot button. To new readers, I would
>suggest looking at past photographs of earlier DLV years to calm any
>concerns. No one has ever appeared naked in public and no one has ever
>been arrested by the fashion police. We all get together and we all
>have a good time. And individually and collectively, we look great!

>>One very good point here is that the DLV group is quite varied, covering
>>all points on the T* spectrum and then some. The needs of one person
>>may not be the same as those of another. We do, however, have lots in


>>Wig styling:
>>>If any girls want to have a wig styled they should make arrangements at
>>>least a week earlier than the day they will need that wig.

>An excellent idea. I have bought wigs and had existing ones styled at
>both Serge's and Vegas Girls over several years without any problem.
>Last year, Serge's couldn't turn a wig around in 3 days (even though it
>was a new purchase) because their main stylist was taking the weekend
>off. Luckily, Vegas Girls gave me 24 hour service. You have to know
>where to go for a backup. So calling ahead is a great plan.
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>> ... and how do you know about stains on the wall at Delmar? :)

>This sounds like a perfect opportunity to pick on Margeth, but since she
>may not be there to defend herself this year (a la slipping a little
>Galiano into my 7&7), I'll just have to find a way to pick on you
>instead. And Margeth, if you're listening, we will really miss you if
>you don't make it.

Yes, Margeth, it will not be the same without you.

For those listening in, Margeth is a "plank owner" of DLV and so far
has perfect attendance throughout the years. We eagerly await your
registration, Margeth {HINT}. :)

As for Galiano, that stuff seems to be the legendary drink of DLV.
(Don't try it, it's NASTY, really.) I'm sure the tales will be recalled
again this year, along with the 7-11 story, the REAL story of the Delmar
Motel (don't book a room there, it's a rathole!), etc. :)

>> They tell me (the ubiquitous "they") that yes, this is one of the shows
>> that still uses maitre'd seating, meaning they assign you seats when
>> you brib^H^H^H^Htip the showroom staff. As in the past, we'll take up
>> a voluntary collection for this.

>...one of my fond memories from DLV's of the past. I was
>impressed with the way you got us all into good seats.

Actually, that was by collecting $$$ for a tip (bribe) for the showroom
staff. Even though we've had seats already set aside for us, I did tell
the people that we would "take care" of the staff.

>> We'll be attending the 8:00pm show.

>Good idea. We need time to slam a few drinks before we go to RHPS.

Let's dooooo the time warrrp againnnnnn....


>I noticed that there is one person who has a room to share and two
>who are looking for one. Hmm....

Well, if you look closely today, you will see one of those is no longer
there. :)
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Roommate Clearing House:

This will be an ongoing section whenever there are current roommate
items. Items will be posted until we get a note to remove them. If you
are interested in sharing a room with the individual(s) below, please
contact directly using the e-mail address(es) below.

Please keep in mind that any roommate arrangements are a private matter
between the cooperating parties only. DLV organizers and volunteers are
not responsible if there are problems or if things don't work out. We do
absolutely no screening of roommate candidates. Everything is at the
risk of those involved.
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Roommate (with room) Needed:

Name: DeeDee Devereaux
e-mail address: deedeenola@hotmail.com
Arriving: Wednesday or Thursday
Leaving: Sunday or Monday (adjustable)
Do you have a room to share, or do you need space in one: Need space

Any annoying habits or traits:
Don't smoke or snore, but I do spend a lot of time in front of the mirror.

Any additional notes or comments:
Anyone coming out of New Orleans?
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Roommate (with room) Needed:

Name: Rachael
e-mail address: Silkylegsnlips4u@aol.com
Arriving: 05/02/2001 (Wednesday)
Leaving: 05/07/2001 (Monday)
Do you have a room to share, or do you need space in one: Need space

Any annoying habits or traits:
I don't smoke, don't snore, I am not into late TV, really no annoying

Any additional notes or comments:
I don't mind sharing with someone that has some habits. I am very easy
to get along with.
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To register for Diva Las Vegas 2001 (no charge), visit the URL:


To change/update your registration, visit the URL:


The numeric Confirmation Number you get when you register will be your
password to the update page. If you have misplaced or forgotten this,
write to dlv@geekbabe.com with your name and e-mail address and it will
be sent to you.

If for some reason you are unable to register on the web, or if you
would prefer not to, you may register the "low-tech" way by sending
e-mail to: dlv@geekbabe.com as in the years before.
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Latest schedule:

Detailed schedule, with directions to each location, dress suggestions,
contact information, etc., will be sent to those who have registered.

Wednesday: 5:00pm Dinner Milano's
May 2 7:30pm Pre-DLV get-together LV Lounge

Thursday: Morn
May 3 3:00pm Shopping, dinner, more shopping
After Keys (piano bar) Keys Lounge

Friday: Morn Air tours Details TBA
May 4 1:00pm Matinee movie Location TBS
5:00pm Dinner Sahara Buffet
7:30pm Welcome gathering Goodtimes
(Official group photo taken about 9:00pm)
11:00pm Dance Night Gipsy, et. al.
2 AM Late Night Gambling Location TBA

Saturday: 12:00n Shopping and Hopping Start at Paris
May 5 8:30pm Kenny Kerr And Friends Frontier
(Official group photo taken immediately after)
Midnite Rocky Horror Picture Show Paradise 6
After Barhopping

Sunday: Morn Air tours Details TBA
May 6 1:00pm Dam tour
10:00pm Folies Bergere Tropicana
After Limo Tour of Strip

Monday: Morn
May 7 Aft Side trip - Rhyolite
8:00pm Farewell get-together LV Lounge
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Latest headcount:

Wed Apr 4 01:06:02 CDT 2001
Ppant signup: 76
SO signup: 23
Total signup: 99
Weighted signup: 63.30
Projected headcount: 75.44
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Web Sites:

DLV main page http://www.geekbabe.com/dlv/

Michelle Jenkins http://www.idis.com/mpj
Tina http://home.swbell.net/tinatdre/
annie http://www.geekbabe.com/annie/
Julie http://www.geocities.com/WestHollywood/Park/9289/
Rickie's Place http://www.freeyellow.com/members2/rick121
Margeth http://www.geekbabe.com/margeth/
Melissa http://www.geocities.com/melissa_t17
Cactus Rose Club http://www.geocities.com/crc_az
Debbie Sage http://intermind.net/~sage/
Vicki http://hometown.aol.com/vickits44/myhomepage/index.html
Mindy http://www.fortunecity.com/village/freedom/785/
Bea http://BeatrizZ.tripod.com/
Lorraine http://members.tgforum.com/lorraineadams
Julie Anne http://www.geocities.com/WestHollywood/Chelsea/8576/
Dorothy http://dorothy_d.homestead.com/home.html
Denise (Densie) http://www.geekbabe.com/admaero/
Linda http://hometown.aol.com/lindatvgirl/myhomepage/profile.html
Robin http://www.geocities.com/cdrobinfl/
Leslie http://hometown.aol.com/lesliejohara/myhomepage/index.html
Cat Turner http://www.geocities.com/dodiamonds
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