SETX Octoberfest 2009

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I’m back to give you some tips in preparing for SETX Octoberfest, which is less than three weeks away.

I had several emails, asking me the following question:

“Everyone has a great time at Octoberfest, but what happens if I am in a bad mood that day?”

Which brings us to the plan for today.

Day 19:

Practice smiling, and saying the following in a convincing tone:

“Oh, that is so interesting.”

“Me too.”

“I agree.”

“Of course, I’d love to try a piece of your liver strudel.”

“I love what you’ve done with your extra finger.”

So please, practice being pleasant.  Last year, one of the cachers was overheard saying, “I think I’ll sit this one out, but I’ll dance the next polka for sure.”

She was labeled a non-team player, was shunned for the rest of the event, and now she is banned for life. 

Poor, pmsguru.

That does not sound like the PMSguru I know!!  She would be the *naked* Polka dancer...... LOL!!

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There are only 18 days until SETX Octoberfest.  You must make sure to follow my useful guide in order to ensure a safe, pleasant time for all.

Day 18:

Finish your cache container to be entered for a prize.

Please note, that no one will be allowed within 2 miles of the festivities unless you have a container, so get yours done today.  I don’t want to give it away, but this year I am building a container to look just like a 35 mm film container.  I hope I win.

Please be safe when handling tools.  I understand that last year, a cacher dropped an electric saw on her foot, and she couldn’t attend SETX Octoberfest.  We sure missed geonotoesos.

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There are only 18 days until SETX Octoberfest.  You must make sure to follow my useful guide in order to ensure a safe, pleasant time for all.

Day 18:

Finish your cache container to be entered for a prize.

Please note, that no one will be allowed within 2 miles of the festivities unless you have a container, so get yours done today.  I don’t want to give it away, but this year I am building a container to look just like a 35 mm film container.  I hope I win.

Please be safe when handling tools.  I understand that last year, a cacher dropped an electric saw on her foot, and she couldn’t attend SETX Octoberfest.  We sure missed geonotoesos.

Yep, there went my coffee, all over the keyboard, spew for the day!  :2funny:

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There are only 18 days until SETX Octoberfest.  You must make sure to follow my useful guide in order to ensure a safe, pleasant time for all.

Day 18:

Finish your cache container to be entered for a prize.

Please note, that no one will be allowed within 2 miles of the festivities unless you have a container, so get yours done today.  I don’t want to give it away, but this year I am building a container to look just like a 35 mm film container.  I hope I win.

Please be safe when handling tools.  I understand that last year, a cacher dropped an electric saw on her foot, and she couldn’t attend SETX Octoberfest.  We sure missed geonotoesos.

Yep, there went my coffee, all over the keyboard, spew for the day!  :2funny:

:D

Yea that *big toe* is surely missed when I am trying to speed to be a FTF on caches or slow down as to not run over muggles.  Ya never know how much you really miss your *big toe* until you really need it!! LOL!!

:2funny:

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There are only 17 more days left until SETX Octoberfest.  Here are some things to do.

Day 17:

Practice for the yodeling contest.

Last year, a cacher got the SETX Octoberfest to add yodeling to one of the many contests, along with the blindfolded archery contest and the synchronized swim dancing contest, among others .  This cacher bragged about how great a yodeler he was, going on and on.  He intimidated so many people, that only one brave woman entered the contest against him.  The woman cacher went first, and yodeled respectfully.  Then it came time for the bragging yodeling cacher to sing.  I don’t want to make any disparaging remarks myself, so I’ll tell you what others have said.  They said that he croaked raspfully, and could barely yodel.  We were all majorly disappointed.  So practice your yodeling.

You wouldn’t want to embarrass yourself they way Dudfrog did last year.

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There are only 17 more days left until SETX Octoberfest.  Here are some things to do.

Day 17:

Practice for the yodeling contest.

Last year, a cacher got the SETX Octoberfest to add yodeling to one of the many contests, along with the blindfolded archery contest and the synchronized swim dancing contest, among others .  This cacher bragged about how great a yodeler he was, going on and on.  He intimidated so many people, that only one brave woman entered the contest against him.  The woman cacher went first, and yodeled respectfully.  Then it came time for the bragging yodeling cacher to sing.  I don’t want to make any disparaging remarks myself, so I’ll tell you what others have said.  They said that he croaked raspfully, and could barely yodel.  We were all majorly disappointed.  So practice your yodeling.

You wouldn’t want to embarrass yourself they way Dudfrog did last year.

My My, i've been trying to get my life back together after that embarrassing episode. My therapist tells me that i have the rare but dreaded yodelcachephobia, and that i need to face this fear head on before i can get past it. So, as hard as it is to even think about doing, i have been practicing my yodeling for the upcoming Event. Hopefully this will bring back my self esteem and cure me of this psychological nightmare once and for all.. 

Oh, almost forgot,,, My therapist advises that all attending this year's Event be sure and bring earplugs.  :o

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SETX Octoberfest will be here before you know it. 

Day 16:

Today is the last day to sign up to be a judge for the many contests at SETX Octoberfest.  Judges are still needed for the cache container contest, the Steeplechase, and the Penn and Teller look-alike contest.

A SETX Octoberfest judge must be impartial and decisive.  One judge from last year will not be asked to come back this year because he didn’t like anything and gave every contestant an average score. Too bad, MakeItSo-So. 

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There are only 15 days left until SETX Octoberfest.  You must plan now!

Day 15:

String it, rotate 12.67 degrees, and fold.

I know this one is obvious, but can you imagine what could happen if you forgot?

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All I have left to do to prepare for Octoberfest is to brush up on my Tai Kwon Do -- just in case that during any post-event caching I run across some guy beating up his girlfriend and I have to save her... and then help her look for her cell phone.  ::)

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All I have left to do to prepare for Octoberfest is to brush up on my Tai Kwon Do -- just in case that during any post-event caching I run across some guy beating up his girlfriend and I have to save her... and then help her look for her cell phone.  ::)

See, this is what I love about geocaching, we all just happen upon people in need and help, even when we don't realize it.   HC was looking for a film canister, little did he know he would find a *domestic disturbance*!!  

I wish you could have used you *Tai Kwon Do* experience when we met up the the JV Police last year.  If I remember correctly that guy had a bit of a *Napoleon* complex when he was talking with you!  Little *bas&*^%*... heheheheh  :);D

I think Kirbydox could have kicked some butt tho, while the rest of the police force (7 total), were arresting me and dragging me away to the prison cell in *Jersey Village city.*  LOL!!

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Oktoberfest.jpg

I'm so there!!!

oh wait.... wrong Oktoberfest.... crap.... >:(

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Oktoberfest.jpg

I'm so there!!!

oh wait.... wrong Oktoberfest.... crap.... >:(

Love the avatar  :D :D TFP!!

They have had them since they were 12!!  The beers I mean!!  :D>:D

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We need to be serious now.  There will be time to have fun at SETX Octoberfest, but now we must concentrate on preparation.  SETX Octoberfest will be here in only 2 weeks.  Do not expect to show up without preparing in advance.

Day 14:

Last day to get your application in for SETX Octoberfest King and Queen.

When filling out your application, make sure to have your transcript handy.  You will need 2 forms of ID, and a passport picture. A 3 minute video of your talent must accompany every application.  Videos will become the property of SETX Octoberfest, will not be returned, and may be used to make fun of you in the future.

Two references are required.  You may use the dictionary or encyclopedia, but not both.

Tax statements from the last two years must be paper-clipped to page 29 of the application.

Essay question answers must be typed, double-spaced, and a minimum of two pages long.  Please answer all four questions.

Application fee of $47.26 must be in the form of a cashier’s or cacher’s check.

Some of the duties of the SETX Octoberfest King and Queen include, but are not limited to:

Waving with an open palm 45 degrees at wrist to the right, then 39 degrees at wrist to the left. 

Wearing the crown and robe on all caching expeditions and events. (Scepter is only required for formal portraits.)

This is a yearlong position.  You must be able to attend all caching functions or your crown will be given to the runner-up.  Last year only the SETX Octoberfest King maintained his position all year.  The other monarch missed an event because she had poison ivy.  What a disappointment for rashcow_queen.

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SETX Octoberfest is less than two weeks away! Please plan ahead.

Day 13:

You should have received your lederhosen by now.  Make sure it fits.  Don’t panic if it doesn’t.  I’m sure you can borrow from one of your friends.

It is better not to show up at all, than to wear lederhosen that doesn’t fit. 

This year, the Official SETX Octoberfest Admitance Executive will not permit  people to enter unless they are properly attired, so don’t think that this year you can sneak in wearing your Batman or Star Wars costumes.

I hope this doesn’t disappoint Batgrafman or ZootHanSolo.

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We need to be serious now.  There will be time to have fun at SETX Octoberfest, but now we must concentrate on preparation.  SETX Octoberfest will be here in only 2 weeks.   Do not expect to show up without preparing in advance.

Day 14:

Last day to get your application in for SETX Octoberfest King and Queen.

When filling out your application, make sure to have your transcript handy.  You will need 2 forms of ID, and a passport picture. A 3 minute video of your talent must accompany every application.  Videos will become the property of SETX Octoberfest, will not be returned, and may be used to make fun of you in the future.

Two references are required.  You may use the dictionary or encyclopedia, but not both.

Tax statements from the last two years must be paper-clipped to page 29 of the application.

Essay question answers must be typed, double-spaced, and a minimum of two pages long.  Please answer all four questions.

Application fee of $47.26 must be in the form of a cashier’s or cacher’s check.

Some of the duties of the SETX Octoberfest King and Queen include, but are not limited to:

Waving with an open palm 45 degrees at wrist to the right, then 39 degrees at wrist to the left. 

Wearing the crown and robe on all caching expeditions and events. (Scepter is only required for formal portraits.)

This is a yearlong position.  You must be able to attend all caching functions or your crown will be given to the runner-up.  Last year only the SETX Octoberfest King maintained his position all year.  The other monarch missed an event because she had poison ivy.  What a disappointment for rashcow_queen.

:notme:

I heard her cacher's check bounced AND she tried to use both the dictionary AND encyclopedia for  her references anyway! What a SCANDAL!!!

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We need to be serious now.  There will be time to have fun at SETX Octoberfest, but now we must concentrate on preparation.  SETX Octoberfest will be here in only 2 weeks.   Do not expect to show up without preparing in advance.

Day 14:

Last day to get your application in for SETX Octoberfest King and Queen.

When filling out your application, make sure to have your transcript handy.  You will need 2 forms of ID, and a passport picture. A 3 minute video of your talent must accompany every application.  Videos will become the property of SETX Octoberfest, will not be returned, and may be used to make fun of you in the future.

Two references are required.  You may use the dictionary or encyclopedia, but not both.

Tax statements from the last two years must be paper-clipped to page 29 of the application.

Essay question answers must be typed, double-spaced, and a minimum of two pages long.  Please answer all four questions.

Application fee of $47.26 must be in the form of a cashier’s or cacher’s check.

Some of the duties of the SETX Octoberfest King and Queen include, but are not limited to:

Waving with an open palm 45 degrees at wrist to the right, then 39 degrees at wrist to the left. 

Wearing the crown and robe on all caching expeditions and events. (Scepter is only required for formal portraits.)

This is a yearlong position.  You must be able to attend all caching functions or your crown will be given to the runner-up.  Last year only the SETX Octoberfest King maintained his position all year.  The other monarch missed an event because she had poison ivy.  What a disappointment for rashcow_queen.

:notme:

I heard her cacher's check bounced AND she tried to use both the dictionary AND encyclopedia for  her references anyway! What a SCANDAL!!!

I know.  Some people just don't follow the rules.

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The next tip for day 12 is so important that I am going to issue it now, in order to give you more time to complete the task.

It’s a sad fact, but not everyone will make it through SETX Octoberfest unharmed, especially if you haven’t prepared, so here are a few things you must do:

Day 12:

Cancel newspaper subscription.

If you always wanted to try that restaurant, better do it now.

Notify a trusted friend or family member of your route.

Stock up on canned goods.

Watch your favorite movie one last time.

Most importantly, polish your clogs.

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We need to be serious now.  There will be time to have fun at SETX Octoberfest, but now we must concentrate on preparation.  SETX Octoberfest will be here in only 2 weeks.   Do not expect to show up without preparing in advance.

Day 14:

Last day to get your application in for SETX Octoberfest King and Queen.

When filling out your application, make sure to have your transcript handy.  You will need 2 forms of ID, and a passport picture. A 3 minute video of your talent must accompany every application.  Videos will become the property of SETX Octoberfest, will not be returned, and may be used to make fun of you in the future.

Two references are required.  You may use the dictionary or encyclopedia, but not both.

Tax statements from the last two years must be paper-clipped to page 29 of the application.

Essay question answers must be typed, double-spaced, and a minimum of two pages long.  Please answer all four questions.

Application fee of $47.26 must be in the form of a cashier’s or cacher’s check.

Some of the duties of the SETX Octoberfest King and Queen include, but are not limited to:

Waving with an open palm 45 degrees at wrist to the right, then 39 degrees at wrist to the left. 

Wearing the crown and robe on all caching expeditions and events. (Scepter is only required for formal portraits.)

This is a yearlong position.  You must be able to attend all caching functions or your crown will be given to the runner-up.  Last year only the SETX Octoberfest King maintained his position all year.  The other monarch missed an event because she had poison ivy.  What a disappointment for rashcow_queen.

Darn we missed the deadline.  I forgot to ge on here and read the forums for the reminder. 

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The next tip for day 12 is so important that I am going to issue it now, in order to give you more time to complete the task.

It’s a sad fact, but not everyone will make it through SETX Octoberfest unharmed, especially if you haven’t prepared, so here are a few things you must do:

Day 12:

Cancel newspaper subscription.

If you always wanted to try that restaurant, better do it now.

Notify a trusted friend or family member of your route.

Stock up on canned goods.

Watch your favorite movie one last time.

Most importantly, polish your clogs.

This is sound advice for anyone preparing to do the *Soda Jerk* series.  O0

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There are only 11 days left until SETX Octoberfest.  If you have been following this helpful guide, there is nothing to worry about.

Day 11:

This year, the SETX Octoberfest officials have banned certain items from being brought to the festivities, so if you’ve already loaded your car with theses items, you will have to remove them.  There will be a search.  I know this will be a disappointment to many of you, but here is a list of no-nos:

Absolutely no wire hangers.

Laverne & Shirley memorabilia.

Self-propelled mowers. (Push models are OK.)

Side dishes starting with the letter “I”.

24 oz. or larger bottles of beach sand.

No beverages other than beer.  That means no pina coladas, margaritas, etc. (Sorry BigBlender.)

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Just an update on logistics:

So far we have firm commitments for: Plasticware, Plates, Cups, & Paper towels Condiments – Mustard, Mayo, Ketchup, & Relish Sliced Bread 5# of sliced beef & Hamburger Buns, 5# of Zummo links & Hot Dog Buns, 5# of chipped beef, bottled water, soft drinks, ice, Redcar's potato salad, Chicken's banana pudding, Kande's Southwestern Soup or dessert. Feel free to contribute whatever, if posted on www.setxgang.com, it will help others to decide what to bring.

As Mudfrog posted there is construction going on that makes getting to the park a little confusing: If you're coming in from the west. Just make sure to take the exit 864, the Hwy 1132/1135 exit and stay on the service road all the way. It will make the u turn loop under the Cow Bayou bridge thereby putting you on the westbound service road where Claiborne Park comes up shortly afterwards. For those coming in from the east, Use exit 864 Doty Road / Hwy 1135 exit then make the u turn loop under the next bridge that comes up. You'll then be heading back to the east where you'll stay on the service road until you make the u turn loop under the Cow Bayou bridge.

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I will bring a nice salad and a bundt cake.

Elisa

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SETX Octoberfest will be here in only ten more days.  Make the most of your time left to prepare.

Day 10:

Avoid any advice or lists.

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Unfortunately, I will have to miss this one. Brandon's deployment date has been moved up to the 10th...

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