Re: Last minute Austin meet-up

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Jealous!


Posted by: AWB | Link to this comment | 02- 7-11 12:29 PM
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Can I pick a nit and request that mexicana be written sans the initial capital letter? As a sign of my grammatical magnanimity, I'm willing to let the lack of accent on gastronomia slide.

Also, 1 gets it exactly right.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02- 7-11 12:37 PM
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Were it to actually match the web site Gastronomía would be both accented and capitalized. Which is important, because otherwise people might go to the wrong restaurant.


Posted by: Beefo Meaty | Link to this comment | 02- 7-11 12:40 PM
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I hate looking up how to do accents in html. My life is really hard.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 02- 7-11 12:46 PM
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3: Oh, I didn't even look at their website till now. Good lord. Testimonial across the top in Windows Horror typeface? Check.

I withdraw any complaint that seemed aimed at heebie.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02- 7-11 12:48 PM
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Heebie can you check your spam folder for email from me? kthx.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02- 7-11 12:52 PM
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Oh man, Sazón kicks ass. I need to find a Yucatecan place around here.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 02- 7-11 12:53 PM
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7: You tried to find one, but all you got was Maya nays?


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02- 7-11 12:57 PM
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7: I could only find twelve by clicking on the first google results, unfortunately.


Posted by: Beefo Meaty | Link to this comment | 02- 7-11 1:09 PM
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omit extraneous 's'


Posted by: Beefo Meaty | Link to this comment | 02- 7-11 1:09 PM
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"SAZÓИ"? Is the place run by Slavs?


Posted by: Todd | Link to this comment | 02- 7-11 1:13 PM
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8: Ha! Ouch! An artist I knew exhibited series of paintings under the name of a fictional artist named Maya Nez. He also made up an elaborate completely implausible bio for her. The art reporter for one of the alternative rags apparently didn't get the joke and wrote an article taking the whole thing completely at face value. I suspected that the reporter was in on the joke, but he swore she wasn't. And then he sold all the paintings for 5 dollars.


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 02- 7-11 1:15 PM
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9: I felt bad about contributing only nitpicks and dumb jokes so far, so I asked someone from Josh's neck of the woods for a recommendation. However, all I've heard back so far is that no one uses "TBA" for "The Bay Area". So, yeah, still not helpful over here.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02- 7-11 1:19 PM
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TBA = Tuba-Backed Aria. The new trend in opera.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02- 7-11 1:32 PM
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Poc Chuc is fantastic.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02- 7-11 2:01 PM
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I bet today is full of celebration in The Bay Area...in Wisconsin.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02- 7-11 2:05 PM
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So jealous! I want to go! I'll ask my mom! One of you guys could give me a ride, right? Right? C'mon, please?


Posted by: Pauly Shore | Link to this comment | 02- 7-11 2:13 PM
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Tuba-Backed Aria.

Like so (second track, "Reflections on Meditation").


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 02- 7-11 2:22 PM
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16: Obs geomorphology factoid of the day: Green Bay (the bay) is basically formed by the Niagara Escarpment far from its much more well-known expression in Ontario/Western New York (it loops up and around the Michigan Basin).


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02- 7-11 2:32 PM
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19: that's pretty cool. You can clearly see the arc of it on a map when you know what to look for.


Posted by: Beefo Meaty | Link to this comment | 02- 7-11 2:40 PM
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19: I always thought that Packers fans were a buncha drips.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02- 7-11 2:43 PM
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19: I've also meant to ask you, is this stuff vocational or avocational for you? Or just accreted knowledge from reading John McPhee?


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 02- 7-11 2:49 PM
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Further to 22: I should have added that I love it when you drop the geographical knowledge.


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 02- 7-11 2:49 PM
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I second 22 and 23. I used to tell everyone "Pittsburgh is hilly" but know I know it is an eroded plateau. I still tell everyone Pittsburgh is hilly, but I feel bad out over simplification.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02- 7-11 2:54 PM
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I fourth 22-24. Also, we should get John McPhee commenting here. That'd be a hoot.


Posted by: Beefo Meaty | Link to this comment | 02- 7-11 4:06 PM
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I would love it if John McPhee commented here. I nearly went into full-on fan girl the one time I met Eldridge Moores, it was rather embarrassing.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 02- 7-11 4:11 PM
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Somwhat relatedly, I will be in SF next Wednesday. Dinner? Drinks?


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 02- 7-11 4:36 PM
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22-24: Avocational for the most part and certainly avocational now*. Mostly accreted** knowledge from a life of geography***/geology nerditude (in my youth the girl next door christened me "Map Boy"****) of which McPhee books have played a small part.

*A career-and-half ago I did some geophysical/geological and had various bits of schooling in it although I never had any formal credentials. My wife is a geology major.

**Nice one, Vonilla Wafer.

***I did take the Geography subject GRE test (there used to be one!) but never really acted on it.

****I can honestly say that the Internet has fulfilled/exceeded many of my childhood dreams. On-demand maps of snow depth, topography, what have you; make your own maps of all sorts of shit, Google Earth, Strange Maps blog, and on and on. Like if Vannevar Bush lived to see his memex vision work out.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02- 7-11 4:48 PM
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23: I love it when you drop the geographical knowledge.

I DROP GEOGRAPHICAL KNOWLEDGE so I can GET COINS.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02- 7-11 4:50 PM
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Somwhat relatedly, I will be in SF next Wednesday. Dinner? Drinks?

I'm up for it. Not up on SF enough to be up to making specific recommendations, though.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 02- 7-11 4:57 PM
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27: Duh. Any preferences?


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 02- 7-11 5:24 PM
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I'm with Josh.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02- 7-11 6:05 PM
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27. Will you be there through Friday? Because that's when I will get to SF.


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 02- 7-11 6:09 PM
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Next week is Beer Week in the SFBA, and next Wednesday is Lagunitas/Lost Abbey/Anderson Valley night at Toronado, he mentioned with an offhand, unstudied manner.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02- 7-11 6:17 PM
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28**** made me smile.


Posted by: donaquixote | Link to this comment | 02- 7-11 6:37 PM
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I do enjoy beer. I'm not sure how long I'll be in town Friday, but I'll keep you posted.


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 02- 7-11 6:54 PM
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Sazon looks great. Sadly, I think TX has our Mexican food beat, especially for higher-end stuff. Doesn't look particularly Yucatan-style, though.

Di, if you're going where I think you're going in SF, you should have lunch here, and also try to take a look into Courtroom One and check out the elevator, if you're panel isn't in that room.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 02- 7-11 7:20 PM
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Oh my god I am the topic of a post. I have to thank the dear stagehands, always willing to help in any way they can! (That's what Nellie Melba said in her farewell speech, possibly referring to very special favors indeed.)


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 02- 7-11 7:34 PM
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37: It's not exclusively Yucatecan, but the Yucatan-style dishes (particularly the cochinita pibil) are awesome. And the huitlacoche empanadas rule, too.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 02- 7-11 7:39 PM
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Oh, and 33: were you planning on calling for a meetup, or were you going to pull a Von Wafer on us?


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 02- 7-11 9:08 PM
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40: In fairness, it was more of a Von Waver before it went full-on Von Wafer.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02- 7-11 9:12 PM
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I can possibly do Wednesday, but would prefer a Friday one--I can knock off work and be down for an early dinner. I cam do the same on Wednesday but would have to bail pretty early given that it'll be a two-hour drive back.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 02- 7-11 9:24 PM
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I would like to be in SF next week but the scheduling didn't work out.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 02- 7-11 11:18 PM
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It looks like I will be in San Francisco (or at least, Palo Alto) between the 2nd and 7th April. By "it looks like" I mean "I'm looking at the ticket now".


Posted by: Alex | Link to this comment | 02- 8-11 2:35 AM
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I'll be in Laguna Beach next weekend, but I'm not aware of anyone there I should meet.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 02- 8-11 9:49 AM
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45: I know just what you mean. I've never even seen the show, and I still don't want to meet anyone from it.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02- 8-11 9:54 AM
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I'll be on my couch in a viral miasma. I strongly recommend keeping a safe distance, possibly as far as the Austin meetup.


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 02- 8-11 10:22 AM
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I'll always already have been in Jerusalem.

Also, channeling Pauly Shore: you guys are the BEST! Who wants to come visit?


Posted by: Awl | Link to this comment | 02- 8-11 10:58 AM
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The idea of Pauly Shore in Jerusalem is really something.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02- 8-11 11:13 AM
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These things never go well: "In South Texas, scientists breed super wasps to control a water thief"

(Usually I post exciting tidbits like this on the most active thread, but they're somehow staying on topic over there, and a Very Serious Topic it is.

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Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 02- 8-11 11:29 AM
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It turns out that all along I've been conflating chris y and the yorkshire ranter, not really realizing that the latter is Alex.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02- 8-11 11:36 AM
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Sadly, I think TX has our Mexican food beat

The reason is quite simple, really.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 02- 8-11 5:38 PM
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Di, you meant Wednesday the 16th, right? What's with the later mention of Friday?


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 02- 9-11 10:47 AM
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Wednesday the 16th

Kim Jong-il's birthday!


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02- 9-11 10:51 AM
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Where's the liveblogging?


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 02- 9-11 8:07 PM
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55: I swear I saw Mr. Smearcase liveblogging at some point during the dinner, but I'm not sure where it ended up. Anyway, MSC was lovely company, as were SK and Heebies and Jammies and surprise guest Hokey Pokey!


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 02- 9-11 9:16 PM
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56: Ah, THERE is is.

Pretty epic, if you ask me.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 02- 9-11 9:19 PM
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Um, "is is" s/b "it is".


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 02- 9-11 9:20 PM
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Was there a fight? It seems to have been called for in the liveblogging thread.


Posted by: Beefo Meaty | Link to this comment | 02- 9-11 9:29 PM
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59: There was a fight, but only about how to pronounce your pseud.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 02- 9-11 9:39 PM
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We had a great time. Lovely night, all!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 02- 9-11 9:41 PM
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"Throat-Warbler Mangrove"


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02- 9-11 9:41 PM
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62->60


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02- 9-11 9:41 PM
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We agreed that it's the present tense of seafood.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 02- 9-11 9:41 PM
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60: it depends on what language track you pick for the DVD, clearly.


Posted by: Beefo Meaty | Link to this comment | 02- 9-11 10:03 PM
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