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New Day Grand Canyon Sunrise Banner
Every day is a new day and with that, a new opportunity.
EVERYONE is welcome and please join us each morning at 7:30 AM PACIFIC
to tell us what you're working on, share your show & tell, vent, whatever you want...  
...this is an open thread. Nothing is off topic.

Are You Always Late, On Time or Early for Appointments or Engagements? And what do you think that says about you?


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I'm normally an on-time person. Always have been. I know exactly how long it takes me to shower and get cute for the day. One hour, by the way. I try to be on time or slightly early for appointments. I can time myself to be fashionably late if the circumstances fit. I usually don't keep people waiting and if I do it's by being detained by someone else who has poor time management skills. Some of my favorite BFFs are chronically late. I have to plan for this if we go to events together. It annoys me but their other attributes make up for it, so I keep them as friends. I don't like being late, it's a source of stress. I don't like stress.

According to a professional being late can often be a choice.  

For some people, it's a resistance thing... It's a carryover of rebelliousness from childhood. They don't want to do what other people expect them to.

Another category is the "crisis-maker," someone who thrives on the minicrisis of running late. These are people who cannot get themselves together until they get an adrenaline rush... They need to be under the gun to get themselves moving.

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Lately, as a result of more stress in my personal life, I've become less punctual. I think it's a temporary condition of mentally getting lost and losing track of time. I don't like this and it got me to wondering how you all place yourselves in the range of punctuality. My chronically late BFF basically doesn't give a shit about being late. She thinks it's fine each and every time she's late. It smacks to me of a righteous sense of privilege and that attitude always bugs me.

I like being on time or slightly early. But I must say, I don't like being too early and will avoid it by all means. It's not worse than being late but I think it's a little weird. An exception to being too early is arriving at the airport. I opt for too early over nick-of-time stuff. So, I'm on time for dining dates and professional appointments. Early by only five minutes for those same affairs. I always plan to be fashionably late for a cocktail party or other large group gathering.

I'd like to think that my attitude says I'm considerate, efficient and respectful of other's time. Except when I'm fashionably late and like to pretend I am righteously privileged. ;) I always apologize profusely if I'm late.

So I wonder, where do you rate yourself on the punctuality scale and do you care about it?

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Saturday, October 26th

New England Kossacks Meet-up

TIME: 10:30 AM
LOCATION: Silly’s
40 Washington Avenue • Portland, ME

ORGANIZER: Send nhox42 a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. nhox42
2.
3.
Maybees:
Latest diary: C+J Kossack Fall Meetup
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SFKossacks!
Please leave a comment with your potluck pledge.
See potluck suggestions at the event below dated 10/25.
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Latest Updates on Kossack Regional Meet-Up News Below the New Day sunrise cloud
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:: COMMUNITY BUILDING UPDATES ::
Let's build communities!

Every region needs a meatspace community like SFKossacks.
We take care of each other in real life.
I urge YOU to take the lead and organize one in your region.
Please tell us about it if you do and we're here for advice.


THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY

:: Regions Organizing ::
>>>Instructions on HOW TO FORM A NEW DAILY KOS GROUP
NEW GROUPS IN THE PROCESS OF ORGANIZING:
Send a Kosmail to the organizers and ask for an invitation to the group.
Northern Indiana Area: Kosmail Tim Delaney

Long Island: Kosmail grannycarol

Northern Michigan: Kosmail JillS

Nebraska: Kosmail Nebraska68847Dem

Westburbia Chicago Kossacks: Kosmail Majordomo

New York Hudson Valley Kossacks: Kosmail boran2

North Carolina Triangle Kossacks: Kosmail highacidity

Caprock Kossacks (Panhandle/Caprock/Lubbock/Amarillo area) : Kosmail shesaid

West Texas Kossacks (including Big Bend Region and El Paso) : Kosmail Yo Bubba

Note to the above new leaders: Feel free to leave a comment any day reminding readers about your new group. Also, tell us about your progress in gathering members. Kosmail me when you've chosen a good name for your group and have created a the group. Then I'll move you to the NEW GROUPS LIST. When you've planned a date for your first event I'll make a banner for you to highlight your event in our diaries and your diaries.
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These are the groups that have started since * NEW DAY * began. Please Kosmail navajo if you have started a group before that.
NEW GROUPS LIST:

California Central Valley Kossacks - Formed: Jul 29, 2012, Organizer: tgypsy

New England Kossacks - Formed: Aug 6, 2012, Organizers:
Clytemnestra for Lower New England (Conneticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island)
nhox42 for Upper New England (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont)

Houston Area Kossacks - Formed: Aug 7, 2012, Organizer: Chrislove

Kossacks in India - Formed: Aug 14, 2012, Organizer: chandu

CenTex Kossacks - Formed: Sep 9, 2012, Organizer: papa monzano

Central Ohio Kossacks - Formed: Sep 26, 2012, Organizer: VetGrl

Kansas City Kossacks - Formed Oct 15, 2012, Organizer: [Founder stepped down]

Phoenix Kossacks - Formed Oct 16, 2012, Organizer: arizonablue

Chicago Kossacks - Formed: Oct 31, 2012, Organizer: figbash

Koscadia the Pacific Northwest coast from Northern California to Alaska  
- Formed Oct 17, 2012, Oganizer: Horace Boothroyd III based in Portland, OR

Boston Kossacks - Formed: Nov 7, 2012, Organizer: GreyHawk

Motor City Kossacks South East Michigan (Detroit) Area - Formed: Nov 10, 2012, Organizer:  peregrine kate

Pittsburgh Area Kossacks - Formed: Nov 12, 2012, Organizer: dweb8231

Salt Lake City Kossacks - Formed: Nov 17, 2012, Organizer: War on Error

Twin Cities Kossacks - Formed: Nov 17, 2012, Organizer: imonlylurking

Dallas Kossacks North Texas - Formed: Nov 21, 2012, Admins: Catte Nappe and dalfireplug. Please contact them to join the group. An Event Organizer needed.

The Southern California Inland Empire Kossacks - Formed: Dec 3, 2012, Organizer: SoCaliana

Los Angeles Kossacks - Formed: Dec 17, 2012, Organizer: Dave in Northridge  

Northeast Ohio Kossacks - Formed: Jan 16, 2013,  Organizer: GenXangster

Kansas & Missouri Kossacks - Formed: Jan 17, 2013, Organizer: tmservo433

I-77 Carolina Kossacks who live from Columbia, SC to north of Winston-Salem, NC. - Formed: Jan 30, 2013, Organizers: gulfgal98 and eeff

Indianapolis Kossacks - Formed: Feb 6, 2013, Organizer: CityLightsLover

Southwest Ohio Kossacks - Formed: May 10, 2013, Organizer: Dr Erich Bloodaxe RN

Northern Arizona Kossacks - Formed:  Jul 5, 2013, Organizer: Sam Sara

Mexican Kossacks - Formed: Apr 14, 2013, Organizer: roberb7

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ESTABLISHED GROUPS LIST: (List will grow as we discover them)

SFKossacks Founded by navajo, Formed: May 2, 2005

Maryland Kos Founded by timmyc, Formed: Feb 23, 2011. Contact: JamieG from Md for a group invite.

New York City Founded by Eddie C - Contact the group organizer for meet-up events: sidnora

Baja Arizona Kossacks, Event Organizer: Azazello

Three Star Kossacks Tennessee, Founded by maryKK, Formed: Apr 8, 2011

Nashville KosKats, Founded by ZenTrainer Formed: Jan 30, 2012

Virginia Kos Founded by JamieG from Md, Formed: May 3, 2011

Kos Georgia Founded by pat208, Formed: Feb 13, 2011

Colorado COmmunity Founded by Leftcandid, Formed: Feb 13, 2011

New Mexico Kossaks Founded by claude

Philly Kos Founded by mconvente Formed: Aug 29, 2011

DKos Florida Founded by ThirstyGator, Formed: Feb 14, 2011, Currently organizing: Kosmail Vetwife to be included in next event.

Oklahoma Roundup Founded by BigOkie, Formed: Feb 13, 2011, Currently organizing: Kosmail peacearena to be included.

DKos Asheville Founded by davehouck, Formed: Feb 13, 2011 - Organizing Assist by: randallt

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:: Events Currently on the Books for ALL Kossacks ::
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Saturday, September 21st

Los Angeles Kossacks Meet-up

TIME: 2:00 PM
LOCATION: The Federal Bar
5303 Lankershim Boulevard • North Hollywood
(One block from North Hollywood Red Line Station)

ORGANIZER: Send Dave in Northridge a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. Dave in Northridge
2. 714day
3. susans
4. otoelbc
5. jakedog42
6. homogenius
7. Joe Bacon
8. chiwere
9. Gay CA Democrat
10. SanFernandoValleyMom
11. joe markowitz
12. Ducktape
Maybees:
RLMiller
Brecht
Latest diary: LA Kossacks: Meetup: September 21, 2:00 PM, North Hollywood, The Federal
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DeKalb, Illinois Kossacks

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Saturday, September 21st

DeKalb, Illinois Kossacks Dinner & a Show!

DINNER:
TIME: 5:30 PM
LOCATION: Rosita's Mexican Restaurant
642 East Lincoln Highway • DeKalb

SHOW:
TIME: 7:30 PM
LOCATION: The Stage Coach Players Theater
126 South 5th Street (2 blks. from dinner) • DeKalb

ORGANIZER: Send NormAl1792 a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. NormAl1792 (on stage as Henry II)
2. winifred3
3. luvsathoroughbred
4. Mr. luvs
5. Amber6541
6. Amber6541's sister
7. 1864 House
8. 1864 House's husband
Maybees:
Latest diary: Northern IL Kossacks Dinner and a Show This Saturday
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Tuesday or Wednesday, September 24th or 25th

Farm Day for Oregon Kossacks! Baby Goat and Goat Cheese Edition

TIME: Anytime,  all day!
LOCATION: Oregon Gal's farm
Address given privately • Alsea, Oregon

ORGANIZER: Send Oregon Gal a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. Oregon Gal
2. Sara R
3. winglion
4. Horace Boothroyd III
5. Blue Jessamine
6. loggersbrat
7. 6412093
8. exlrrp
Maybees:
 Cedwyn
Latest diary: Oregon Kossacks: FARM DAY! (with baby goats)
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Saturday, September 28th

Indianapolis Kossacks First Ever Meet-up

TIME: 2:00 PM
LOCATION: Shapiro's Deli
808 S Meridian • Downtown Indianapolis

ORGANIZER: Send CityLightsLover a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. CityLightsLover
2. annan
3. Mokuar
4. Alexandra Lynch
5. dylanfan
6. zenbassoon
7. Hawksana
Maybees:
Latest diary: [Waiting for linked diary]
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Saturday, October 19th

DKos Asheville Kossacks Meet-up

TIME: 1:00 PM
LOCATION: The Bywater
796 Riverside Dr. • Asheville

ORGANIZER: Send randallt a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. randallt
2. davehouck
3. Joieau
4. Gordon20024
5. gulfgal98
6. DawnN
7. Sandy on Signal
8. Mr Sandy on Signal
9. Munchkin
10. Alecia
11. Mr Alecia
12. cultjake
13. flwrightman
14. Otteray Scribe
15. Burns Lass
Maybees:
people power granny
One Pissed Off Liberal
Christian Dem in NC
SteelerGrrl
SteelerGuy
polecat
Audri
Phil S 33
emmasnacker
bobwilk
Elaine
Latest diary: DKos Asheville - Weekly Open Thread
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Sunday, October 20th

MEGA Philly/NJ/NYC Kossacks Meet-up!

TIME: Noon
LOCATION: Stuff Yer Face
49 Easton Avenue • New Brunswick, NJ

ORGANIZER: Send mconvente a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. mconvente
2. belinda ridgewood
3. thankgodforairamerica
4. gchaucer2
5. sidnora
6. rubyr
7. mattc129
8. hayden
9. mallyroyal
10. Avilyn
11. blue jersey mom
12. ericlewis0
Maybees:
aravir and son
ask
Cinnamon
No Exit
andgarden
asterkitty
pfiore8
joanneleon
renzo capetti
Latest diary: Philly/NJ/NYC Mega Meetup! Initial Information & Interest Diary
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Friday, October 25th

LAKossacks & SoCal Inland Empire See Lewis Black!

TIME: 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Agua Caliente Casino Resort & Spa
32-250 Bob Hope Dr. • Rancho Mirage

ORGANIZER: Send 714day a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. 714day
2. jakedog42
3. susans
4. Otoelbc
Maybees:
Shockwave
SoCaliana
Latest diary: L.A. Kossacks, Lewis Black Fans in So Cal
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Friday, October 25th

Meet the Daily Kos Editorial Staff!

TIME: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Daily Kos HQ
Address given privately to RSVP'ers • Berkeley

ORGANIZER: Send navajo a kosmail to attend.
You will need to bring Potluck.

HQ will be providing the main course like before. Please sign up for a beverages or side dishes below.

- POTLUCK SIGNUP BELOW -

Beverages:
20 six-packs of beer
25 bottles of wine [2 down, 23 to go]
6 packs Bottles of water
6 packs Soft Drinks
I'll be bringing my large ice chest with ice, as before.

Appetizers:
Anything goes here. Whatcha' got?

Side Dishes:
6 green salads needed, each to feed 10 [1 down, 5 to go]

Desserts:
6 desserts, a dozen hand-held desserts each

RSVPs:
1. Markos
Editorial Staff:
2. Susan Gardner
3. Meteor Blades
4. Joan McCarter
5. Hunter
Staff:
6. Faith Gardner
7. Will Rockafellow
8. Jen Hayden
Activism Team:
9. Paul Hogarth
10. Chris Bowers
11. Rachel Colyer
12. Michael Langenmayr
SFKossacks:
13. navajo
14. Lusty
15. side pocket
16. paradise50
17. smileycreek
18. citisven
19. norm
20. Lorikeet + big bowl of fruit
21. kimoconnor
22. remembrance and TLO?
23. Glen the Plumber
24. madhaus
25. dharmasyd
26. ceebee7 + green salad
27. lineatus
28. Dave in Northridge + 2 bottles of wine
29. linkage
30. LinSea + bottled water
31. Shockwave
32. Eyesbright
33. catilinus
34. FogCityJohn
35. justiceputnam
36. zmom
37. exlrrp +souvenirs ;) !
Maybees:
Cedwyn
LaughingPlanet
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Saturday, October 26th

New England Kossacks Meet-up

TIME: 10:30 AM
LOCATION: Silly’s
40 Washington Avenue • Portland, ME

ORGANIZER: Send nhox42 a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. nhox42
2.
3.
Maybees:
Latest diary: C+J Kossack Fall Meetup
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Saturday, November 2nd

SFKossacks BBQ in the Wine Country

TIME: TBD
LOCATION: Andrew McGuire's home in the Wine Country
Address to be given privately to RSVPs • Windsor

ORGANIZER: Send navajo a kosmail to attend.


Andrew McGuire is Executive Director of California One Care

RSVPs:
1. Andrew McGuire
2. navajo
3. Shockwave
4. Hunter
5. elfing
6. Hunter/elfling offspring
7. smileycreek
8. paradise50
9. dharmasyd
10. maggiejean
11. norm
12. Lusty
13. dksbook
14. Mr. dksbook
15. kimoconnor
16. jpmassar
17. side pocket
18. Mrs. side pocket
19. ceebee7
20. ceebee7's sister
21. leema (will carpool from Marin)
22. Meteor Blades

Maybees:
Glen The Plumber
remembrance
TLO™

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Send navajo a kosmail if you post a diary about an event so we can update our round-up.

Okay. Floor's open.
Tell us what you are doing on this NEW DAY?
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Originally posted to DIVA on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 07:30 AM PDT.

Also republished by Connect! Unite! Act! and SFKossacks.

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