Toledo area members...........;}-

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by oldschoolbbq, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Was wondering if any of the Toledo area folks would care to make face to face meetings? I am in Gibsonburg(off I-20 by Woodville), and love to discuss "queing" and sharing ideas.
    Would like to set up a meeting place that is convenient to all in the area.A restaurant or cafe somewhere in the area,or a weekend gathering at someone's place. I would be willing to have it here at G'burg.
    Just internet meetings/blogs/forums are not really my idea of BBQ friends...don't get me wrong, everyone on this forum is a friend(or we wouldn't be here), but actually meeting someone usually turns out to be a great asset to the intrest involved.Besides I am originally from Texas and not having bunch of friends makes things dull[​IMG] .
    I have not yet competed in any cook-offs, but am VERY interested in joining or creating a team.So, I'm thinking if a group of us get together,we might consider forming one.
    I am a die hard stickburner, but have an open mind for anything.[​IMG]
    I am always looking to improve and experiment in anyway I can.
    If interested, E-mail or IM me.Also look at my Stats for my landline.
    Thanks and hope we can make contact.[​IMG]
  2. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'm saddened at the response on this thread. It's not as if I am a BAD GUY, or PERVERT, I just need comradery. The wife is fed-up with all my talk of BBQ , and says she's not into eating it as often as I would like to make it!-> her idea is to BBQ once a week or LESS[​IMG]
    Being a native of Texas and married to a native Ohioan,makes for strange eating habits or something!!! We end up at FASTFOOD joints WAY too often...

    I explain to her that with the cost of our meals we could get a Chicken or some Burger and in an hour or so have a meal fit for anyone. At an average of $8.50/meal for the both of us, we could eat well and probably have leftovers and save even MORE![​IMG]
    Back to the orig. post. Is it me or is everyone got the idea that WEB TRASH will get ya?
    I may have over done the FRIENDLY TEXAN thingy, but that's how I fly,and how I was raised. Had scads of friends(buddies)in Temple, but in the 17 yrs. we've been here in Ohio,very few,and they are husbands of Trish's Co-workers.(sadness overcomes me).
    I know what it was, I posted my pic under "Scalped" the other day
    and scared everyone away. Actually I'm a Fun Guy(not FUNGI-although I do feel like a mushroom).LOL
    So, again, will anyone be a friend and talk BBQ to me? I'm depressed and starting to take way too much PROZAC---HELP!
  3. vtanker

    vtanker Meat Mopper

    Hey Man,
    Toledo is to far of a drive for me. I hope you have some luck. I have been hoping to find someone else from Knoxville! I am from El Paso TX. I was surrounded by friends back home. Out here people Just dont seem to hang out like that. good luck!
  4. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yeah. found out if ya want good friends ya gotta be raised around them. It's a whole different world outside of Texas, but as for getting back there;I'm S.O.L. The wife and family got me tied down here and I can't do as I did as a youngster and leave again. I'm on wife #5 and she's a keeper,so.....[​IMG] .
    But still, If'n ya get up to Ohio(by Toledo) give me a shot and we'll smoke something.
    Can't seem to get the chef frame of mind to quit, I love to Host a feed. Especially if it's good ole "Que".
    Have fun there tanker, and HAPPY SMOKES!
    Stan aka Old School BBQ :)-
  5. I was raised really close to where you're at, Elmore. My dad still lives there, I have since moved back home to KC, Missouri. I've been trying to get him to join this forum. But, he's an IT pro and claims to be a member of way too many forums as it is. He's the one that kinda got me started in BBQ when I was a kid. Seems he just stopped one day, not too many folks up there in the Northern part of Ohio even know what real BBQ is. I was talkin' to an old friend of mine and he didn't even know what a brisket was!![​IMG]

    (By the way he lives in Gibsonburg, maybe you can teach him a thing or two about Que[​IMG])

    Anyhoo, good luck getting something together! I believe in a place where the Ice Cream vendors like TCBY close for the season, it may a little too early in the year to be rousing up those sleepy, hybernatin', BBQn', Ohioens!

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