Re: Bay Area meetup

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Thanks, Ben!


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 09-12-10 8:06 PM
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What time?


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 09-12-10 8:07 PM
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It is always time for expressions of gratitude.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09-12-10 8:08 PM
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I believe that is something yet to be determined, ari.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 09-12-10 8:08 PM
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One thing occurred to me: while the Trappist has many delicious (and some not-so-delicious) beers, it doesn't have much in the way of food. Pacific Coast Brewing Co. does, though, and it's only a couple of blocks away.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 09-12-10 8:12 PM
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And are you actually thinking of coming down, ari?


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 09-12-10 8:12 PM
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Everyone should come on down! I like food!


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 09-12-10 8:15 PM
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7: I like food!

Just 10 years in, and we already have a finalist for Understatement of the Century.


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 09-12-10 8:16 PM
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I'm looking at you Ari! And you Ben! And you Megan! And you ()! And you, person I didn't know lived in the Bay Area!


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 09-12-10 8:20 PM
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I'll be there.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 09-12-10 8:28 PM
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6: probably I can't make it, I admit. But I'd like to try.


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 09-12-10 9:13 PM
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I miss the Trappist.


Posted by: Unfoggetarian: "Pause endlessly, then go in" (9) | Link to this comment | 09-12-10 9:18 PM
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I've got something else going on that afternoon, but might be able to make the meetup if it's held in the late afternoon or evening.


Posted by: Dave W. | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 12:50 AM
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The Trappist now has a pretty decent food menu.


Posted by: Brad Johnson | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 9:52 AM
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Evening would be my preference, although early enough that food would be dinner and not after dinner snacking. Say 7 or 8?


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 10:03 AM
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Boot party for TOS!


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 10:05 AM
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14: The food's good, but way expensive for what you get, and Pacific Coast has more options.

15: 7 works for me.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 10:11 AM
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16 makes no sense now. I shoulda waited.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 10:15 AM
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16 makes no sense now.

Oh yes it does.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 10:18 AM
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I've got another beer drinking appointment in SF at 7 that night, but should be able to get to part of this one as well.


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 11:16 AM
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Otto!


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 11:40 AM
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Can I lobby in this thread for an LA meetup? Halford's buying, since he initiated and then bailed on Austin.


Posted by: Tasseled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 2:26 PM
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No. Drive up to Oakland.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 6:17 PM
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Fine, can I lobby for a DC meetup in this thread?


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 6:24 PM
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Can I wait in the lobby while you guys meet up?


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 6:52 PM
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24: DC's full of lobbyists already; why make more?


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 6:58 PM
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Because the last DC area meetup I had any chance at attending was like two days after I moved here, so I couldn't go!


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 7:10 PM
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Drive up to Oakland

Much as I would love to, Chopper, my weekends are not my own. I coach the ten year old in flag football and the twelve year old in lacrosse. No rest for the wicked.


Posted by: Tasseled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 09-14-10 12:15 PM
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27: Anyway, I can pretty easily find an excuse to be in DC, though assembling the DCians with any sort of vigor seems to require someone from far away passing through. Anyone doing that anytime soon?


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09-14-10 12:19 PM
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I probably have to be out of town this weekend too, or I'd come.

Last weekend I cut down a live oak tree. It was probably more effortful than sawing through Unistrut. 'Hard as oak' is very hard.

Note: it was a dead live oak tree, it was only about 5cm at ground level, and I had permission.


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 09-14-10 12:19 PM
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Are you sure it wasn't 0cm at ground level?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 09-14-10 12:30 PM
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So are people now thinking, not Trappist but this other place? Or are they close enough that one can just go from one to the other?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 09-14-10 12:31 PM
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31:

Strangely, yes. While there is some uncertainty in the measurement -- indeed, there is uncertainty in defining ground level, since the ground is far from level -- I can be absolutely sure that the dgl was greater than 0cm.


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 09-14-10 12:58 PM
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Did you feel more sensitive afterwards?


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 09-14-10 1:04 PM
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32: I dunno, can you walk a couple of blocks?


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 09-14-10 5:35 PM
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I'm up for an LA meetup anytime, but since the MLA is going to be in Los Angeles this year I thought we might want to wait and have a blowout event when a bunch of people are likely to be in town.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 09-14-10 5:42 PM
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I am likely to be at the opera on Saturday, actually, so it doesn't really matter how far I can walk.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 09-14-10 5:50 PM
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Or what you're wearing!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-14-10 5:51 PM
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Nice one, google.

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Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 09-14-10 5:52 PM
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Rock criticism used to be a lot better.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-14-10 5:54 PM
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29: we also have been meaning to get to Cville... But are traveling to PNW in early Oct for a time.

30: I LOVE unistrut.


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 09-14-10 5:55 PM
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Home Depot carries some ersatz unistrut, which is what I have to make do with, and even that is pretty fine.

I have never had an excuse to use 80/20.


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 09-15-10 12:17 PM
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80/20 is pretty good, too.


Posted by: A Guest | Link to this comment | 09-15-10 12:26 PM
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The transcontinental trek to Oakland on Saturday proceeds apace. Is this the first Unfogged comment from inside Yellowstone?


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 09-15-10 7:34 PM
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No.


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 09-15-10 7:38 PM
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Ari has been just waiting for years for someone to make that claim.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 09-15-10 7:39 PM
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And don't even try to be the first from Teton or Glacier. It's already been done. The frontier really is closed.


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 09-15-10 7:39 PM
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Not years, JP. There's no reason to exaggerate.


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 09-15-10 7:40 PM
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I'ma be first from the canyonlands. You'll find my iPhone in my severed hand, if that's what it takes.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-15-10 7:47 PM
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Has anyone done it from Zion? I want to go there again.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 09-15-10 7:48 PM
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But where in these parks? Are you at lodges, campgrounds or way out in the back country bivying in the freezing cold on some high altitude ledge?


Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 09-15-10 7:51 PM
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I'ma be first from the canyonlands.

No, you won't.

Has anyone done it from Zion?

Yes, they have.


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 09-15-10 7:52 PM
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The moon may still be available. Acadia is not. Don't even bother asking. Everglades, however, is still up for grabs.


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 09-15-10 7:53 PM
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Depends what you mean by "high" and "ledge". Altitude, too, for that matter. Define your terms, man!


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 09-15-10 7:54 PM
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53: Boston Harbor Islands?
Pinnacles?
Acadia?
Jefforson National Expansion Memorial?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-15-10 7:55 PM
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The missing quotation marks are a stain on my soul. Also: the major CA units of the NP system -- Lassen, Point Reyes, and Yosemite -- are all spoken for.


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 09-15-10 7:56 PM
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I BOTHER ASKING, IS WHY


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-15-10 7:56 PM
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Roger Williams Memorial?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-15-10 7:56 PM
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55: for fuck's sake, rtfa! Or just re-read 53!


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 09-15-10 7:57 PM
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Roger Williams Memorial?

Obviously.


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 09-15-10 7:57 PM
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Channel Islands?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-15-10 7:58 PM
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Haleakala?


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 09-15-10 7:58 PM
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Great Basin? City of Rocks? Aleutian World War II National Historic Area?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-15-10 8:00 PM
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The moon may still be available.

Craters of the Moon in Iowa?


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 09-15-10 8:04 PM
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Craters of the Moon is in Idaho, fool!


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 09-15-10 8:09 PM
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NYC? Boston? London? Bay Area? Austin? And have any commenters here ever been to China?


Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 09-15-10 8:09 PM
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66: the National Park System has destinations in China? That's flat out impressive.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-15-10 8:10 PM
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Oh wow. I know it's in Idaho, but I guess my fingers wanted it to be elsewhere.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 09-15-10 8:11 PM
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I refuse to answer these impudent questions. You people know nothing of my work.


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 09-15-10 8:19 PM
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Huh, maybe I'll show up, if you fools can agree on a time and place.


Posted by: Magpie | Link to this comment | 09-16-10 4:55 PM
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I vote for Pacific Coast, as it looks like a better bet for finding seating. Those with experience should contradict me.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 10:48 AM
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So I hit a basketball-sized rock that had come off the cliff next to the road last night. I'm pleased to report that no one was hurt, but my car is somewhere between minorly and majorly fuxxored. I'm currently stuck in Crescent City. I haven't heard from the mechanic, but the odds of me making Oakland tonight are becoming increasingly remote. I'll update when I know more.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 11:10 AM
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Crescent City is nice, though, Chops. You should Check out the lighthouse.


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 11:18 AM
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You could also be the first to comment on Unfogged from one of the major Park Service units in California.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 11:24 AM
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Just as long as he's not the first to comment from a supermax.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 11:26 AM
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Per this comment, I sure hope Sir Kraab doesn't feel obligated to fuxxor up her car out of sympathy.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 11:35 AM
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Pacific Coast also has their menu online, unlike the Trappist. My wife vouches for the food and the beer selection at Pacific Coast, which is near where she used to work. She doesn't know the Trappist, though.


Posted by: Dave W. | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 11:49 AM
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From the menu in 77:

BBQ CHICKEN OR SHRIMP With Bell Peppers, Onion, Mushrooms and Barbecue Sauce

Shrimp with barbecue sauce?! Insane.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 11:53 AM
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I hope people come even if Chopper is tragically delayed. So looks like Josh, Dave W., me, Otto later on, and maybe Magpie and nosflow? I see that both Josh and Dave W. have also spoken in favor of Pacific Coast, so that seems close enough to consensus.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 12:14 PM
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Big Hole National Battlefield?

Hey, the Nez Perce NHP has a unit called Heart of the Monster. Anyone care to join the race to comment from there?

Chief Joseph, HGM?


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 12:20 PM
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I'll be at the opera, I'm afraid, but if you all want to come from Oakland to Absinthe in Hayes Valley at some point in the evening that would be swell.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 12:26 PM
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79: Sure, I'm in either way. Say 7:30?


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 12:32 PM
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The invitation in 81 is especially extended to the single women possessed of a reasonable degree of mental whateverness and attractiveness, of roughly my age, among our readership in the bay area, if, in fact, there are any such.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 12:37 PM
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nosflow is the prize


Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 12:44 PM
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It's my fucking turn.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 12:50 PM
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7:30's good.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 1:33 PM
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Shrimp with barbecue sauce?! Insane.

Agreed. Barbecue shrimp, on the other hand, is one of the most delicious things on the planet.


Posted by: Mr. Blandings | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 1:34 PM
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Oh I do hope people come. I think we'll be able to make it by 9 or 9:30.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 1:35 PM
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I'm pretty sure I've commented from Yosemite and Zion. Also Western Australia, though not from one of the parks.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 3:21 PM
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So, ari, you gonna make it or not?


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 5:37 PM
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LIVE fucking BLOg IT


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 5:43 PM
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So, ari, you gonna make it or not?

What time? I'm having a hard time figuring out when the meet will actually be up.


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 6:55 PM
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It sounds as if Chopper won't be there until around 9 or 9:30, but the rest of the attendees seem to be going for 7:30.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 6:59 PM
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Yes, and at Pacific Coast.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 7:01 PM
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Ari: 7:30 in your time zone is 8:15 Unfogged Time Zone, which is useful information in case you were using this website as a clock.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 7:03 PM
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Is the post right or is Minivet right about the location? Not that I am going, but it is confusing! Although I imagine that anyone who is going has been keeping track.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 7:04 PM
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Liveblogging: I'm still on my couch and the radio is playing 311's "Come Original".


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 7:37 PM
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Vivid!


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 7:38 PM
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ari, we're going to be at Pacific Coast starting at 7:30. And really, if Chopper can make it from Crescent City after having his car repaired, you have no excuse.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 7:40 PM
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I'm printing out a Mutombo sign as we speak.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 7:42 PM
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Is that a euphemism?


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 7:44 PM
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This is solid liveblogging so far, guys. Keep up the good work.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 7:48 PM
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you have no excuse

You'd be surprised. For example: no, you have no excuse.


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 7:48 PM
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Yahoo! Maps says traffic's clear from Davis all the way down here. Hop in the car now and you could be here before Chopper.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 7:53 PM
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I'll even buy you something to break the fast with.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 7:53 PM
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More liveblogging: I got thirsty, so I just had a glass of water. Now the radio's playing "Kings and Queens" by 30 Second to Mars.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 7:56 PM
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Josh, get off the couch. Ari, get out of Josh's dreams and into your car. nosflow, you'll have to be more specific -- I'm not crossing the bay for any cradle-robbing.

Liveblogging: Noisy BART is noisy.


Posted by: Magpie | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 8:17 PM
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Liveblogging: There is "traffic" that is causing my train to cool its wheels at MacArthur.


Posted by: Magpie | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 8:25 PM
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Liveblogging: I appear to be the first one here. Grabbing a table now.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 8:29 PM
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If I had known TOS was going to be there, I would have left earlier. And I would have polished my pearls.

Kidding aside, are you people in Oakland?

I guess I'm still confused.


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 8:33 PM
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There are a lot of people in Oakland. Some of them read Unfogged.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 8:34 PM
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Another installment of Facts with Teo.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 8:40 PM
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There's more demand for it than I was expecting.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 8:43 PM
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110: Pacific Coast Brewing Co. in downtown Oakland. Well, other people are. I'm still in an over-air-conditioned BART train waiting for someone to crank the track switch manually.


Posted by: Magpie | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 8:43 PM
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Status update: about an hour out up 101. Ari, get in the car.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 8:50 PM
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Adding live transportblogging sure ups the drama here!


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 8:53 PM
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Still trying to get my older boy to sleep. He had (relatively minor) surgery the other day and isn't keen on having me leave when he might "wake up sad". My breaking heart, let me show you it.


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 9:02 PM
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58: Dibs.


Posted by: emdash | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 9:12 PM
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Josh, minivet, Dave W. and I are here. Our food could not possibly be less kosher.


Posted by: Magpie | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 9:15 PM
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Liveblogging: Josh is less overeducated than the rest of us. SHUN.


Posted by: Magpie | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 9:42 PM
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Minivet is the only one here without a smartphone. SHUN.


Posted by: Magpie | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 9:48 PM
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But at least I'm not the one without a smartphone!


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 9:49 PM
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Walking over from a block away. Where are you guys? I have on a Cincinatti Reds cap and a black "Rev 105" t-shirt.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 9:56 PM
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Still dealing with a sleepless child, I'm afraid. I guess I'll have to let Josh buy me dinner another time.


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 10:02 PM
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You should save up your meetup mojo and use it to come to Santa Barbara, anyhow! (Hope no one wakes up sad.)


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 10:03 PM
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Liveblogging: Chopper and friend are here! Yay!
Ari is not! Boo!


Posted by: Magpie | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 10:07 PM
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DaveW would liketo tell everyone that the table has seen an unusual amount of Senatorial and Gubernatoria genitalia.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 09-18-10 11:13 PM
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No, I said that. But I forgive you.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 09-19-10 1:08 AM
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Yeah, my bad. I was coming to make the correction when I saw you'd already cleared it up. Thanks to all for the good time.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 09-19-10 1:16 AM
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Now that was some liveblogging, right there.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-19-10 6:46 AM
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