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Title: Sadly, I Will Not Be At Kite Party This Year
Post by: chilese on March 06, 2014, 10:54 AM
Some personal stuff came up suddenly.

Please take lots of pictures for me.  :(


Title: Re: Sadly, I Will Not Be At Kite Party This Year
Post by: Smeagol on March 06, 2014, 11:14 AM
Dang John, sorry to hear that. Hope everything is OK.


Title: Re: Sadly, I Will Not Be At Kite Party This Year
Post by: fidelio on March 06, 2014, 11:55 AM
If you need any help, I'll do what I'm able.


Title: Re: Sadly, I Will Not Be At Kite Party This Year
Post by: Allen Carter on March 06, 2014, 02:13 PM
 :(


Title: Re: Sadly, I Will Not Be At Kite Party This Year
Post by: ko on March 06, 2014, 07:03 PM
Really sorry to hear this John I will take a lot of pictures (i got a few today) But I take pictures you take art and history
Regards Kurt


Title: Re: Sadly, I Will Not Be At Kite Party This Year
Post by: Ca Ike on March 06, 2014, 07:19 PM
That makes two of us John, only budget reasons for me.   HOpe it's nothing too serious and it all works out ok.


Title: Re: Sadly, I Will Not Be At Kite Party This Year
Post by: Jim Foster on March 06, 2014, 07:30 PM
Well, that's a bummer. We so enjoy your company and your wonderful photos. You have become a fixture at KP and will certainly be missed.

Cheers, Jim and Lynn


Title: Re: Re: Sadly, I Will Not Be At Kite Party This Year
Post by: cerfvoliste on March 06, 2014, 08:14 PM
Stop! It's not April 1'st....
@

Remember, No Matter Where You Go, There  You Are.


Title: Re: Sadly, I Will Not Be At Kite Party This Year
Post by: Allen Carter on March 07, 2014, 08:10 AM
John hasn't become a fixture, he is part of the foundation! Things will be a bit shaky without him.

It will be an odd KP for sure.

But yesterday's wind was sport kite perfect. Screw the SLKS, I'd fly in that for a week straight.  8)  :D


Title: Re: Sadly, I Will Not Be At Kite Party This Year
Post by: DD on March 07, 2014, 08:25 AM
no pictures?? ??? :-[ :'( :'(
I need those so I can pretend I was there.
Hope things get better John.


Title: Re: Sadly, I Will Not Be At Kite Party This Year
Post by: David Cathey on March 07, 2014, 09:36 AM
Sorry to hear this John. You will be missed! Understatement of the year.
I will randomly yell "Hold it!" at the party in your honor.


Title: Re: Sadly, I Will Not Be At Kite Party This Year
Post by: Jeepster on March 07, 2014, 10:09 AM
Will miss your smiling face this year ... and will miss revisiting KP through your photos.

Cheers,
Tom


Title: Re: Sadly, I Will Not Be At Kite Party This Year
Post by: thief on March 07, 2014, 10:21 AM
https://picasaweb.google.com/kitehead
Allen takes a few pictures......he is going to have to work hard!


Title: Re: Sadly, I Will Not Be At Kite Party This Year
Post by: chilese on March 07, 2014, 11:03 AM
There are thousands of pictures from past Kite Parties on my Picasa website.
The more recent ones have their own folder, but every KP is there.

David, your Dromgold, which I have held for 2 years, is in the kitebag I had packed for this year.

There are many cameras there. Perhaps if everyone sent me their favorite photos, I could clean
them up and make a composite KP folder to keep the tradition alive. Just include how you want
your name to look in the photo credits.

If Crandall Wong is there, he already can duplicate my "style" quite well. Turn him loose.
I will miss the event and mostly the people. Say hi to Mr. Shenkman for me.


Title: Re: Sadly, I Will Not Be At Kite Party This Year
Post by: DaveS on March 07, 2014, 09:11 PM
Say hi to him yourself....Hi!!!


Title: Re: Sadly, I Will Not Be At Kite Party This Year
Post by: DavidformerlyDavid on March 07, 2014, 10:33 PM
Wow, John, that's some really disappointing news.  We're all so sorry to hear that.

Chilese (autocorrects to "Chinese", BTW) not coming to Kite Party has huge effects.  Some examples include:

1.  I didn't bring my "good camera", thinking John would surely take up the slack.

2.  There will be many fewer snap stalls on the field this year.

3.  The auction could get VERY expensive for me.  (This makes me very nervous, truly.  Marjorie, however, said "Think of the possibilities!").

John, you are absolutely a key player in the Kite Party vibe.  You will certainly be missed.  Some of the other regulars, too.  We will fly extra hard this weekend!

I did get a lucky shot of Demetri flying this evening.  (Well, it did take me 4 tries...). I'll post it once I figure out how.  I can't resize it on my iPad to meet the 100k limit.

All the best , John.  I hope you are okay.


Title: Re: Sadly, I Will Not Be At Kite Party This Year
Post by: chilese on March 08, 2014, 12:22 AM
I thought you would be too busy running the greatest kiting event of all.

Hi Dave. I am extremely sad to have to miss my first Kite Party.  :'(

Tough to write a reply when 2 Davids are above your post.  :D


Title: Re: Sadly, I Will Not Be At Kite Party This Year
Post by: DavidformerlyDavid on March 08, 2014, 07:06 AM
Yeah.  You got me all excited when you wrote "I have your Dromgold..."   :P


Title: Re: Sadly, I Will Not Be At Kite Party This Year
Post by: chilese on March 08, 2014, 09:16 AM
I'm looking at the HB webcam:

http://hbcams.com/live/beach-overview.html (http://hbcams.com/live/beach-overview.html)

And am happy to see a sport kite in the air at 9:15 this morning.

Of course, I'm sad too seeing it and I'm here in Las Vegas.

I'd fly today, but the winds look to be about 25 as I gaze out the window.  ???


Title: Re: Sadly, I Will Not Be At Kite Party This Year
Post by: DaveS on March 08, 2014, 09:56 PM
You are missed, and you are referenced often. It isn't the same without you here.


Title: Re: Sadly, I Will Not Be At Kite Party This Year
Post by: chilese on March 08, 2014, 11:58 PM
Did a brand new Benson Inner Space really go for $200?

And what was the price for the super custom Quantum Pro?

Dave you throw the best event ever. It honestly hurts me to

not be there. You are the man.


Title: Re: Sadly, I Will Not Be At Kite Party This Year
Post by: Allen Carter on March 09, 2014, 08:27 AM
Best KP auction I memory. Not only was the bidding loud, the auctioneer a goofball and the selection immense, but prices were mostly up by quite a bit from years past. Few shamefully low wins. The Quantum Pro was hotly bid up to a very cool $1k.


Title: Re: Sadly, I Will Not Be At Kite Party This Year
Post by: Lee S on March 09, 2014, 07:06 PM
Did a brand new Benson Inner Space really go for $200?

Yes, Mr Chilese, it did.  Still wearing my best Cheshire Cat grin ;D ;D ;D