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I'm due for a pseud change, I'll do it at 3:55pm Saturday.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 6:48 AM
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Will you be text?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 6:49 AM
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1: I was just remarking last night that I feel like, while you're around all the time, I don't have much of a sense of who you are because your pseudonym lacks resonance.

Hooray for Heebie! Good work on everything! I am excited too!


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 6:49 AM
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I am also much more excited than nervous, and happy to help out with grocery planning and hauling and whatnot, though I will be happily car-free.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 6:54 AM
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3: bout eight foot tall, one big eye in the middle of his forehead. Rides a vespa. Thirty kids.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 6:58 AM
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I am jealous.

This thread should definitely work on a new pseud for SP.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 6:59 AM
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VESCLOPS THE FECUND


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 7:01 AM
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Thirty kids.

One from each goddamn dick?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 7:05 AM
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I added a #6 to the OP, btw.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 7:06 AM
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I'm terribly sorry I won't be coming, especially because TWYRCL has been suddenly swept away to [foreign country] to perform in [composer's name]'s [musical genre] [name of composition] at a [word for "festival"] in some resort town.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 7:06 AM
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You could, y'know, come.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 7:08 AM
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Not Sifu and Blume. You guys really can't.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 7:09 AM
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I dunno, do the vrbo rules say anything about "no delivering babies"?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 7:10 AM
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You guys'll be liveblogging everything, right?

(Interpret the question as applying to UnfoggeDCon and/or the birth of Zardoz, as you wish.)


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 7:13 AM
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I say no liveblogging as punishment for those who do not attend. I do expect consensus talking points, however. And then over the course of the year we'll pry out the email and discussions that went into reaching consensus.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 7:21 AM
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13: Sort of - they charge $25 for each extra set of linens used. Are you willing to pay $25 to clean up after your baby?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 7:29 AM
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Are we expected to provide our own name tags or will they be provided?


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 7:30 AM
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15. You need to consider your international fan base.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 7:30 AM
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17: We'll provide stickers and markers, but you'll actually have to form the letters.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 7:31 AM
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And apply it to your clothing, unless we have a volunteer.


Posted by: Kreskin | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 7:35 AM
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I don't see why you can't just live stream the whole thing. Or at least the knife-fighting segment.*

* You do _have_ a knife-fighting segment?


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 7:35 AM
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Remind me to put nametag stickers and markers on the shopping list.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 7:36 AM
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You probably only need one marker.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 7:37 AM
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Yeah, you should have cameras all over the house. Then edit the footage and shop it around to TV networks until someone decides to make House of Blog, the world's most eclectic reality show.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 7:37 AM
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As long as it's not Chris Marker! Heh. Heh heh. You know, the film director?


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 7:39 AM
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Knife fights have been promised for YEARS now. I'm sorry to miss it but will be at a way better party that none of you are invited to.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 7:40 AM
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26: Liveblog the hand axe fights.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 7:50 AM
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I've thought of random resonant pseuds but they have nothing to do with me, just sound funny.
Crispix attacks (already a band name)
Planter fascist (I do like gardening)


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 7:51 AM
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Not sure if you like Deep Purple, but Funky Clod is untaken.


Posted by: Kreskin | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 7:58 AM
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I would like to remind everyone that I dislike parties and fun generally. I plan to spend the weekend lurking in a corner, scowling.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 8:00 AM
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We might need more corners.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 8:02 AM
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"Wry Cooter" is still available.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 8:08 AM
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30: sure, you say that now, but come party time you'll be holding court in the middle of the room all night like last time.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 8:08 AM
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28: May I suggest Agile Tit-Tyrant.

(My new favorite bird name via someone on my Twitter feed.)


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 8:09 AM
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I would like to remind everyone that I dislike parties and fun generally.

"I hate fun!"

"I want a pretzel!"


Posted by: OPINIONATED REN & STIMPY QUOTE | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 8:12 AM
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holding court
That's just the natural lawyer instinct.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 8:16 AM
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34: That sounds like a pseud for a squirmy baby


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 8:20 AM
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Re:the grocery shopping, there's a Harris Teeter just two blocks away from the house. A car may not be needed.


Posted by: Cyrus | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 8:23 AM
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SharePoint


Posted by: lw | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 8:24 AM
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38: Good to know! That does make life easy.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 8:27 AM
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I think, instead of the process described in 19 and 20, we should wait until everyone is there, and then you go up to someone and give them a name tag for who you think, based on their looks and the vibe they give off, they must certainly be. And then that's who everyone is for the rest of the weekend, right or wrong.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 8:27 AM
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Regarding picking heebie up, I was planning on leaving Charlottesville around noon, which would have me passing(ish) Dulles around 2pm. But I can aim to leave earlier, especially for a scoop-heebie-from-the-airport mission.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 8:31 AM
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Except you stick it on their forehead, and they have to figure out who they are, asking only yes/no questions.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 8:32 AM
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42: Hooray! Do you have room in a backseat for an infant seat?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 8:33 AM
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Both oudemia and Jackmormon have for several years owed me fancy cocktails. Will they be able to discharge their debts over the weekend?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 8:36 AM
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44: Yep. It's a four-door Civic.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 8:36 AM
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18: 15. You need to consider your international fan base.

Maybe. I am unable to attend and will also be busy and unable to follow any live-blogging. So I am looking to poison the well for others because that's the way I roll.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 8:45 AM
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39.Mind your language!


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 8:48 AM
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46: Sweet! You're on. And you're the best.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 8:50 AM
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Highs in the low 70s in DC! That sounds awesome.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 8:56 AM
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Indeed. And a chance of rain tomorrow, but looks clear otherwise.

Does the Harris Teeter sell alcohol?


Posted by: Kreskin | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 9:04 AM
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Four s/b Six
Door s/b Four
Civic s/b Impala


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 9:06 AM
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51.last: it has beer and wine.

Regret that I'll be missing this, but it's in a rare window where we could get out of DC for a decently long vacation. Enjoy!


Posted by: potchkeh | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 9:24 AM
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I'm packing for the weekend, and deciding between an awesome shirt which isn't the most flattering, and a more boring tent-like shirt which is more forgiving. I think I'll go awesome, but everyone please appreciate that it's a bit outside my comfort zone.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 9:38 AM
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33: come party time

If I knew it was gonna be that kind of party, I'd have brought wet wipes.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 9:38 AM
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I'll have plenty with me.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 9:40 AM
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an awesome shirt

This one?


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 9:49 AM
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What would be unflattering about that?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 9:52 AM
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I saw someone wearing this awesome shirt the other day.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 9:52 AM
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I'm so jealous. The really annoying thing is that since deciding it was really far too expensive to come, I came into a bit of money. Just a few thousand (which I am mostly going to use to send my kids to Canada), but enough that I could have happily blown a few hundred on a trip to DC. BUT before I knew about the money, my cousin in Essex decided to throw an 80th birthday party for his parents (obvs my uncle and aunt), which is a three line whip really, especially as my other aunt and cousin from Canada decided to come over for it. I think this means I need to spend the money on myself on something equally frivolous, but atm I can't think of anything.


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 9:53 AM
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58: Not black?


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 9:54 AM
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which I am mostly going to use to send my kids to Canada

Surely you should give them a second chance to reform first? The mere threat might be enough.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 10:03 AM
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An express instruction how to vote could constitute a breach of parliamentary privilege, so the party's wishes are expressed unequivocally but indirectly. These whips are issued to MPs in the form of a letter outlining the Parliamentary schedule, with a sentence such as "Your attendance is absolutely essential" next to each debate in which there will be a vote, underlined one, two or three times according to the severity of the whip


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 10:17 AM
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59: I don't get it. She wants the D?


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 10:17 AM
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I kind of object to the whole nametag thing.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 10:18 AM
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65: What's bad about it?


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 10:21 AM
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You can be exempt if you speak only in an outrageous french accent.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 10:21 AM
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a chance of rain tomorrow,

Ugh, there goes my plan of napping in the middle of the day on Friday.

If anyone's going to be around Friday and wants to hang out, let me know. Otherwise I'll just find somewhere to read until we can meet at the VRBO.

(Suggestions for cafes that are good for hanging out and reading are also welcome!)


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 10:22 AM
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Also, I thought there was a Safeway near the Potomac Ave Metro.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 10:22 AM
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I've never really liked going by my pseuds outside of blogs. So at meetups I've introduced myself with the relevant identifying info and then gone by my actual name.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 10:29 AM
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name aka pseud or pseud aka name. I think nobody has to say the pseud aloud. Not that there'd be anything wrong with doing that.


Posted by: lw | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 10:32 AM
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trapnel, if you update here when you know where you're hanging out, I may come drop by for the time between when I get in and when we can go to the VRBO.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 10:32 AM
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trapnel--I'm planning on hitting some Smithsonians on the mall tomorrow if you're interested. Anyone else is also welcome to join me, of course.

Maybe we can remove this part later, but for now anyone who wants to hang can reach me at either geof dot brown at geemail or at 651.788.3307.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 10:33 AM
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VRBO makes me think of a Serbian tongue-twister!


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 10:33 AM
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I'm looking forward to meeting you all.


Posted by: OPINIONATED GRANDMA | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 10:37 AM
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I put this on the piratepad, but I just noticed that the DC bikeshare system looks like it might be very useful--$15 for a 3-day pass, free trips up to 30m, $2 for


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 10:51 AM
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stupid html. $2 for rides up to an hour, and there are few docking stations right by the VRBO, including one that seems less than a 5 minute walk away.


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 10:54 AM
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More objectionable than nametags is the feeling I might be getting sick. I'm hoping it's allergies.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 11:03 AM
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74: Whom you knew in college?


Posted by: Annelid Gustator | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 11:03 AM
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I don't get it. She wants the D?

Exactly. With added awesomeness from the fact that it was a gay man wearing it.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 11:08 AM
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D is for Dugong.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 11:13 AM
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D is for Dugong
That's good enough for me
D is for Dugong
That's good enough for me
D is for Dugong
That's good enough for me
Fuck your face I'm not a manatee


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 11:14 AM
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70: You, of course, have to affect a fake accent all night long. We'll know you by your phoney Cockney.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 11:37 AM
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Mockney.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 11:40 AM
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84: Cake.


Posted by: Benquo | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 11:42 AM
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I can't access the piratepad from work. But further to 76 about DC bikeshare, there is a good free app that lists the docks, the number of bikes available/open docks, etc.

This app is used for bikeshare info in a bunch of cities (e.g., Boston) so some folks might have it already. The name of the app is Spotcycle and it is available for Android and iPhone.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 11:48 AM
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69
Also, I thought there was a Safeway near the Potomac Ave Metro.

There is one, it's a couple blocks north, but Harris Teeter is even closer. In fact, now that I check, HT is on the same block as the VRBO, just around the corner. Safeway is walkable if you prefer it for some reason, though.

As for pseudonyms, I'll have to think of someone else's to use.


Posted by: Cyrus | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 12:07 PM
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Sad I can't come. Will be out of town all weekend at a wedding.

But here is a present for you all - the neighborhood as it was in 1913, courtesty of the library of congress (I'm currently obsessed with their online map collection).

http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/image-services/jp2.py?data=/home/www/data/gmd/gmd385m/g3851m/g3851bm/gct00134b/ca000079.jp2&res=2


Posted by: m. leblanc | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 12:11 PM
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PS for the love of god, do not go to Jack Rose. It's crowded, overpriced, and more of a see-and-be-seen affair. In a word, sucky.


Posted by: m. leblanc | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 12:13 PM
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Heebie:

Thank you for organizing this event! I appreciate your hard work.

Since I am driving, I can do a store run. M and I will prob arrive in DC in the middle of the day Saturday. If you want me to bring anything, please email me and I will drop it off before we check into our hotel.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 12:16 PM
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I find it really weird that piratepad would be blocked from work. WTF? It's just a shared text-editor. What do you have against text editing, workplace?


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 12:16 PM
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The lease does not prohibit a slide & slide, does it?


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 12:19 PM
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FYI for people attending this thing you can make a pretty cool bomb with a lot of non-dairy creamer, a road flare, and some compressed air.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 12:24 PM
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I assume they have non-dairy creamer at the Harris-Teeter, yeah?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 12:24 PM
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You can also have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with those things.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 12:25 PM
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It's supposed to be a fake Canadian accent.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 12:29 PM
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89: It's only crowded at the times that everyone goes there.

Bourbon is better, though, albeit more specialized.


Posted by: Benquo | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 12:29 PM
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Sorry to hate on whoever's suggestion that was. There are just a few bars that I always hate being at: Jack Rose and Marvin are the main two. But I've only been at a terrible time like on a Friday night, which definitely increases the terribleness.


Posted by: m. leblanc | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 12:32 PM
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98: I might have been the one who mentioned it, no offense taken if I was.

It was great on something like a Tuesday something. Then I went on a Saturday night and was sad.


Posted by: Benquo | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 12:38 PM
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I won't be there, but....leblanc!


Posted by: Alex | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 12:38 PM
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Is there an advantage to being at a bar, versus drinking for cheap at the group house on Friday night, too?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 12:39 PM
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95: Originally filmed as "Dallas" instead of Vegas. But changed just before release because Kennedy had just been shot (and the release was delayed a bit).


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 12:40 PM
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93: Huh - I've heard punchlines that must be based on that fact, but I always assumed that they were just about the unpalatability of non-dairy creamer, with no basis in pyrotechnic reality.

What is it about non-dairy creamer that contributes to the explosion?


Posted by: joyslinger | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 12:43 PM
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103.last: well, it's dry, reasonably flammable (it's kind of made of oil, right?) and has an incredible amount of surface area. You can do roughly the same thing with sawdust but creamer works better.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 12:44 PM
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Any fine flammable powder works. It's why grain elevators occasionally just blow up.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 12:48 PM
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104: Or grain dust, as various grain elevator employees have learned the hard way.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 12:50 PM
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D'oh.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 12:51 PM
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I will have a car and a membership to a wholesale club, if we need mass quantities of anything (including non-dairy creamer). Arriving early tomorrow evening.


Posted by: Kreskin | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 12:54 PM
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101: Not unless either enough people have incompatible tastes to make ordering by the drink cheaper, or folks want super fancy labor-intensive cocktails like an old fashioned with hand-carved ice or a Ghost Dance.

I for one would be happy to contribute a decent to good whiskey to the cause of drinking in. I can bring Bowmore or Weller or Buffalo Trace. If anyone is going to bring something materially fancier, let me know and so will I.


Posted by: Benquo | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 12:56 PM
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101: Drinking for cheap is nice. If you feel like eating too, though, you might or might not want to cook the very night you get in. (But I have no idea how many people are actually staying there, and like I've said grocery shopping is very convenient.)

I might join the party Friday. Not sure yet. I'll text or comments when I know.


Posted by: Cyrus | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 1:06 PM
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89,98: I was the one who suggested Jack Rose. In my defense, I've only ever been there early on a weekday, and I really enjoyed getting to talk to the whiskey sommelier.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 1:10 PM
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"whiskey sommelier"?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 1:11 PM
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""whiskey sommelier"?"!


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 1:12 PM
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"""whiskey sommelier"?"!";


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 1:13 PM
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They have a guy whose sole job is to talk to people about whiskey. He had an unreal personal collection which he turned over to the owner when the place started, to use as its stock. It's crazy how much whiskey they have.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 1:14 PM
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I personally am up for going to a restaurant Friday night for dinner (or eating in if people are so inclined) but I bet after dinner I'll retire to the group house. Maybe not. Who knows.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 1:15 PM
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""""whiskey sommelier"?"!";."


Posted by: Cyrus | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 1:17 PM
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Why didn't Heebie obtain the cooking services of somebody's sister? She could have been chef for the weekend.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 1:26 PM
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Very important warning:
http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2013/05/23/operation_swill_jersey_investigates_booze_fraud.html


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 1:29 PM
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I can contribute some moderately fancy wine for Friday/Saturday drinking (I managed to squeeze 4 bottles into my bag). I'm also up for a bottle of good whiskey if I can make it to a suitable liquor store.


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That was me.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 1:40 PM
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I might bring some mediocre scotch, come to think. People keep on giving us liquor, and neither one of us really drinks scotch.

I do promise not to bring any liquor my mother bought at a yardsale. ("Here, try this." [hands me a shot] "What is it?" "Probably rum.")


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 1:41 PM
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122: If you're bringing scotch then I will bring something else like bourbon.

What's the scotch you consider mediocre?


Posted by: Benquo | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 1:53 PM
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Glenleaveit.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 1:56 PM
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I think it's Johnnie Walker Red? I'm not actually sure, I just have a vague sense that there are dusty bottles of scotch that no one's planning to drink on the liquor shelf.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 1:56 PM
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Glentakeitorleavit.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 1:57 PM
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liquor...bought at a yardsale

Hey, a money-saving way to socialize Saturday morning!


Posted by: Kreskin | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 1:57 PM
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Jimmie Walker Red


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 2:00 PM
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Cutting Stark. Winter is coming...for drinks.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 2:08 PM
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Where does one get a nametag? They always just appear at conferences.

What is the address of the house again? And will people be there during the day on Saturday?


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130: Office supply stores like Staples? Drugstores like CVS/Walgreens?


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My dentist this morning bubbled about his new paleo diet and mentioned he had gone to a restaurant in Truckee that unexpectedly had a paleo menu.

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Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 2:35 PM
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To get the addresss of the house, email heebie.

Remember! Loose lips sink parties!


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 2:39 PM
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Oh, I can bring name tags--three or four dozen okay?


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 2:57 PM
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I like cheap, too, so I'm all in favor of Friday night at the house, particularly since I'm going to be there anyway.


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 3:00 PM
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a paleo menu.

Painted in red ocher on the wall?


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 3:03 PM
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132: Somewhere on one of the highways through the west side of the Sierras (but not 80 and maybe not 50), there's a restaurant where the menu is divided into two sections: Bones and No Bones.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 3:03 PM
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The latter section consisting of bananas?


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 3:07 PM
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Sadly I can no longer come, despite the nonrefundable tickets. Serious baby health issue, she's in the hospital until at least Monday.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 3:22 PM
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139: Oh dear - hang in there, SP and baby.


Posted by: bill | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 3:25 PM
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Oh, my sympathies, SP & baby.


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 3:28 PM
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Oh, no. Hope everything turns out all right.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 3:31 PM
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Oh no. I'm so sorry.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 3:33 PM
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134: yep! That'd be great. I think the headcount is ~40. Markers too?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 3:36 PM
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I definitely haven't given the address to 40 people yet, but I imagine that'll trickle in.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 3:37 PM
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So sorry, SP. Nia also just developed an ailment, but it's much more minor and I'll find a way to make things work.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 3:54 PM
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Best wishes to SP and baby P.


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 4:23 PM
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Sorry to hear that, SP. Wishing you all well.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 4:25 PM
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Ugh, sorry, SP.

I'm driving from Frederick to DC tomorrow sometime. I'll be around-ish in the afternoon, but I have some non-blog plans in the evening.

I will be available for vehicularly assisted shopping as necessary, tomorrow afternoon or whenever on Saturday, and I will also bring some booze and some markers.

Also, maybe, some big plastic serving bowls? Would that be helpful? Is the kitchen equipped or will you/we need anything else from my house?


Posted by: E. Messily | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 4:50 PM
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So sorry to hear that, SP! I hope improvement happens quickly!


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 4:54 PM
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Best wishes, SP.

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So if I stay up late tonight cleaning my apartment, with the flight out at midday tomorrow, will that marginally help or marginally hurt with the west-to-east jetlag?


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 5:00 PM
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How awful, so sorry to hear that SP. Will be thinking of your kid this weekend.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 5:03 PM
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151.last: booze is the best, and only, medicine. If you're drunk the entire trip you'll never have time to adjust.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 5:23 PM
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Did anyone invite McArdle again?


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149: how about 1-2 big pots for cooking noodles/sauce, if you have? I assume the kitchen comes moderately stocked, but possibly only smaller pots.

For plates/utensils, I was hoping everyone would turn a blind eye on wasteful, bad disposable paper plates and utensils.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 5:31 PM
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I don't think McMegan knows who I am. So I didn't. Plus, what's the fun of mcMegan if Sifu's not there?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 5:32 PM
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So bummed to be missing this, guys! Have an amazing time! I have the first UnfoggeDCon to thank for my wonderful husband, so ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN!


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 5:42 PM
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I can't believe you're bringing spaghetti into a sex grotto. How vile.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 5:42 PM
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157: Hah. I literally three seconds ago emailed heebie, asking if she'd heard from you. It's lousy that you can't make it, though.


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159 - Yeah, literally anything else I probably could (and would) have moved, but a funeral...


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 5:47 PM
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Ouch. Sorry about that. (And to SP as well.)


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 5:55 PM
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Becks:
so your hubby won't be making drinks with fire for us!?!?


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162 - Sorry! Not this time!


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155: I shall bring a big-ass pot. I only have one, though.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 6:02 PM
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Thanks, Toggie!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 6:06 PM
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155/164: I have a medium one I can bring.


Posted by: E. Messily | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 6:06 PM
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What about Yggles?


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 6:07 PM
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It's not that big but it's yellow, so that makes up for it.


Posted by: E. Messily | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 6:07 PM
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SP, joining the chorus to say sorry you can't make it and I hope you child gets well quickly.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 6:08 PM
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Dammit, sorry SP and Becks.

I was worried last night and this morning that I'd have to cancel for medical reasons too, but luckily things don't seem to be nearly as dire as I'd feared. But it will probably be a long time before I Google phrases my doctor uses again...


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 6:08 PM
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I too have a big pot (suitable for hypnotizing lobsters), but I suspcet that this event is going to be well potted.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 6:09 PM
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I don't think Yggles knows who I am, either. So I did not contact him, either.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 6:10 PM
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I'm probably bringing a non-blog guest to the party (the friend I'm staying with). Does he have to wear a nametag, too?


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173: yes, but you get to pick his pseud.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 6:26 PM
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174: Mutombo. It will be very entertaining seeing his reaction to everyone trying to sex him.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 6:34 PM
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I sort of wish I could attend. Have fun, you all.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 6:53 PM
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Hey! There is plenty of money in the slush fund. Please! Speak up if you could use some cash to help you attend, even if you've already purchased whatever tickets or hotel rooms, and were just planning on being stretched thin.


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177: I suggest keeping a prudential reserve in the slush fund to pay for remediating damage to the VRBO, and/or settling any liability suits.


Posted by: knecht ruprecht | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 7:43 PM
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Or buying enough non-dairy creamer to destroy all the evidence.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 7:45 PM
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Surely we have enough in the Idle Legal Resources Fund to get any claim dismissed.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 7:53 PM
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Now I'm a bit worried about what knecht may be planning.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 7:57 PM
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Hope your little feels better soon, SP.

Sorry to be missing the festivities myself. You fuckers better liveblog.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 8:01 PM
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DC I am in you!


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 8:38 PM
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And sorry to hear you'll be missing it SP. Best to the little one.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 8:40 PM
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We will miss you, SP. Hope baby is better soon.



Posted by: Kreskin | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 8:45 PM
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S.P., you and the little one are in my thoughts.

Thinking of the rest of you, too. Have a great time!


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 8:51 PM
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I'd love to meet you all for dinner and/or drinks Friday night. If you go to a restaurant, could you leave a comment?


Posted by: YK | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 9:03 PM
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Sorry, SP, and best wishes for the little one.


Posted by: Mr. Blandings | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 9:23 PM
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Hope things turn out OK, SP.

I'm jealous of all you people already in DC... I get in Saturday morning.


Posted by: emdash | Link to this comment | 05-23-13 10:41 PM
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Thinking of your baby SP, hope she's improving.


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 12:10 AM
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173, 174, 175: Yes, make sure you tell him that it is a mark of distinction and refinement to have a particularly absurd and embarrassing handle here, like "Monsignor Naughty Cheeks" or "Wry Cooter."

Sorry to hear about baby SP's infirmity! Good luck with everything!


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 1:18 AM
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Those of you who are crashing on the floor at the group house: I think it really is a hardwood floor throughout every room.

Those of you who live locally or are driving: if you have a camping mattress, I bet one of the people staying on the hardwood floor at the group house might appreciate it. (I packed a camping mattress for myself, frex.)


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 2:17 AM
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Following Chopper's lead: my number is 973-906-3064, I'll be in DC today around two.


Posted by: Awl | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 2:39 AM
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(this number will self-destruct in ten days)


Posted by: Awl | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 2:40 AM
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Oof, I wish I could just get on a train instead of going to work first.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 4:09 AM
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I'm at my gate at the airport. Isn't this exciting?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 4:21 AM
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HG: If you didn't see your gmail, I'm getting in tomorrow, at 3ish, sorry for any confusion.


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 4:27 AM
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Oh that makes sense. I'm sure someone will be at the house then, but feel free to send me a text.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 4:29 AM
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Right on.


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 4:31 AM
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192: Would airbeds be helpful? I might be able to bring some.


Posted by: Benquo | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 5:13 AM
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They're a little unwieldy for one person to bring on Metro but I can probably manage.


Posted by: Benquo | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 5:15 AM
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I'm in DC but slept very badly last night so my body is not excited about the whole travel experience right now.


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 5:33 AM
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Now I'm a bit worried about what knecht may be planning.

Knecht is planning on not attending, unfortunately, so you needn't worry.


Posted by: knecht ruprecht | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 5:43 AM
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Thinking good healthy thoughts for your baby and peaceful thoughts for you and your family, SP.

I am theoretically en route but at present Amtrak is late. So I'm not anywhere yet.


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 5:44 AM
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We seem to have 2 live comment threads on the weekend, which is a Tad unwieldy. Can we close comments on the first one and bump this to the top or something?

In the meantime, I'll repeat what I said in the other thread and on Pirate Pad: If you want to get a text message from me and/or call to find out where we are on Friday, email mypseud at geemail.

Also, M/itch and I will be at the Busboys & Poets at 5th and K Sts NW at 1 today. Closest Metro is Mt. Vernon Square.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 5:48 AM
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Navigational note: The quadrant designation is D.C. addresses (NW, SW, NE, SE) is extremely important. The house is in Southeast.

Addresses written without a designation are presumed to be in Northwest.

(The quadrants divide at the Capitol.)


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 5:56 AM
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Working on less than one hour of sleep I've made it to my gate in time for boarding. It remains to be seen if I booked the flight to the correct city, if I can find the house, and if any of you are real.


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207: And if you are real.


Posted by: Benquo | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 6:11 AM
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I have my doubts.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 6:17 AM
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Sorry, SP and Becks. Best wishes.

Also, stupid weather. I guess I shouldn't complain about anything other than humid and in the 90s, but it was dreary out there this morning.


Posted by: Cyrus | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 6:44 AM
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209: And in doubting, prove your own existence!


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 6:47 AM
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I have successfully used the bike share thing! neat, but I wish they had real baskets, because this backpack is super heavy. I failed at packing light.


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 6:54 AM
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I got in a bike accident and scraped/bruised my left knee up fairly badly, so I'm afraid my celebrated dance moves will not be on display tomorrow.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 6:59 AM
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Loose lips sink parties are the bestest parties of all.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 7:19 AM
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my celebrated dance moves

I heard your Wounded Knee massacres.


Posted by: Awl | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 7:23 AM
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Maybe he'll show off his Little Big Horn.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 7:28 AM
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Or his Iroquois Confederacy! Wait, what is this game about again?


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 7:33 AM
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I await a report on the $22 Manhattan at the Rye Bar.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 7:33 AM
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Although I guess $24 (or a handful of beads) would be the canonical amount.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 7:37 AM
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218: Now, this isn't any ordinary Manhattan: It's made with Dad's Hat, a new small-batch rye whiskey from Pennsylvania,

Oh for Jesus' sake! Can people quit it with the cutesy-poo liquor names finally? What's wrong with calling it "Mihalich Rye" or "Cooper's Bristol Rye" or something like that? "Dad's Hat" sounds like Babycham for guys at the corporate sports bar. Fucking twee marketing assholes.


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 7:41 AM
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at hirschhorn. will attend 1230 gallery talk, then to Busboys & Poets.


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 7:58 AM
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The Gerhard Richter painting on the 3rd floor is really nice, same gallery as a nice Schnabel on black velvet.


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I endorse the rant in 220. Not that I'm much of a wine drinker but it seemed like for a while any time I was at PJ Liquors everything had to be called "Old Yellow Dog" or worse yet, something ostensibly transgressive like "Dirty Bastard." I say either cut it out or go for broke. I look forward to a refreshing glass of Coked Up Asshole Loser Who Needs a Shower Pinot Grigio.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 8:05 AM
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Mmmm, Dogshit Testicle Gin.


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223 is great.


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218: No way is that the most expensive cocktail in DC, or even the most expensive Manhattan. Go to Bourbon or Jack Rose and order a Manhattan with one of their fancier whiskeys. You can easily blow well over $30.

And, actually reading the article, I see that it says exactly that.


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220: I like the Willett special bottling names. They tell you what it kind of tastes like. Sopressata! Cioccolato!


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226.last: You read more of it than I did then.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 8:37 AM
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At Hirschorn as well. Trapnel, I'm wearing cargo shorts and a black Rev105 t-shirt.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 8:37 AM
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Also, I have had Dad's Hat. It's (a) only moderately expensive, and (b) not really all that.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 8:47 AM
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230: MY HAT IS JUST FINE THANK YOU VERY MUCH


Posted by: OPINIONATED DAD | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 8:54 AM
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Now in lobby, for noon docent tour. Olive jacket, glasses, yellow undershirt, short.


Posted by: Trapnel | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 8:55 AM
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I now have 56 name badges and will bring markers.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 9:01 AM
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Olive jacket, glasses, yellow undershirt, short.

I don't think I've ever seen 'short', as a garment, in the singular. Are you wearing the short on your left or right leg?


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 9:03 AM
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I think he means he IS short.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 9:08 AM
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I'm at work! Eating lunch!


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 9:09 AM
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Missed you. See you at B&P.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 9:10 AM
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I'm sorely tempted but I don't think I'm going to able to make it; if I do it's going to be some ill-advised car trip Saturday evening or maybe even late Saturday night.

I hope everything is OK with SP and baby.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 9:18 AM
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That's from NYC area so if anyone else wants to make said ill-advised car trip with me on Saturday that might well tip the scales for me.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 9:19 AM
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Is it worth heading to the house to drop off my bag, or should I hunt down Kraab and M/tch? My decision may be determined by which metro comes first.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 9:28 AM
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hunt down Kraab and M/tch

The most dangerous game.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 9:30 AM
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226: if you order a manhattan with a really fancy whiskey, you deserve to be soaked for as much as the bar can get out of you.

I'm at SFO! Whee!


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 9:31 AM
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It's yellow. They have a six stop head start, and a working knowledge of DC. Nevertheless, I feel confident.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 9:36 AM
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X yr fingers that noöne is going to take this presently unoccupied middle seat.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 9:41 AM
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First (but hopefully not the last!) amazing serendipity moment from this weekend -- I put up Chopper at my house last night, he got to DC at like 2 AM so I just left the door to the basement open for him and a bed made up. So when I woke up this morning there was a total stranger/invisible internet acquaintance in my house (never seen Chopper before in my life). I told my partner when we got up, hey, there's this total stranger from the internet downstairs, and she went down to offer him some coffee. Then I hear this shriek -- 'hey PGD, I went to college with this guy!'. And she did. Although he was a couple of years ahead of her she remembered him as part of the cool punk rock crowd. Apparently he had a buzz cut dyed pink in that period of his life.


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245: Good. Not quite last minute *sordid* details but close enough.


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244: Fingers Xed. I manage to select a seat with (at the time of checkin) an unoccupied middle seat next to it at least half the time that I fly, and yet about two-thirds of the time the seat is nonetheless occupied after boarding. (All fractions based on qualitative feeling, not careful accounting.)


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 9:49 AM
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Arrived at the airport, headed for B&P. Whee!


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 9:59 AM
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In old town Alexandria. Hoping to drop stuff off at the house shortly after 3.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 9:59 AM
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Sir Kraab and I are at Busboys and Poets now. We're upstairs.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 10:05 AM
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At the train station. Exciting! How weird will it be if I burst into tears?


Posted by: Awl | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 10:06 AM
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Rum punch would be awesome.


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Stanley and I are here! Haven't heard from the owner yet w the combination to get in.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 10:07 AM
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Got the codes. House will be open momentarily!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 10:14 AM
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Gah was about to head to B&P but now I'm tempted to go drop my stuff off first at the house.


Posted by: X. Trapnel | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 10:19 AM
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Thanks to whomever recommended Nando's Peri-peri


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Imaginary Internet friends gathered for sightseeing and revelry in our nation's capital could spare a thought for the rest of us stranded in the godforsaken provinces and allow us to participate vicariously via the flickr pool.

245 is awesome.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 10:20 AM
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Yeah, I really wouldn't have guessed that PGD's partner calls him that in real life too.


Posted by: Cyrus | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 10:26 AM
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This comment is coming from INSIDE THE HOUSE!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 10:29 AM
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Curses, I've been foiled. There are multiple locations. You guys win this round.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 10:32 AM
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Got to actually use the Mutumbo line!


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 10:34 AM
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Thorn and Chopper are here! Knitting and quilting are happening! And oh the witty repartee!


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 10:37 AM
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HMMM. I'm torn between staying at the house, so that people can drop off their stuff, and heading over and joining in the fun.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 10:38 AM
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Got to actually use the Mutumbo line!

And here I thought the station architecture was the most fascinating about the Metro.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 10:40 AM
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Ooh, let me know what you're doing. If you stay, I'll be there in 30 to drop my bag off.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 10:43 AM
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Plane is boarding shortly, so I imagine I'll be there between 9 and 10. Possibly with a dead phone, so I hope the house will be occupied.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 10:43 AM
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Trapnel has arrived!


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 10:44 AM
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Trapnel has arrived!


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 10:44 AM
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Trapnel has arrived!


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 10:44 AM
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Ok - Stanley and I are going to go to B&P. If you need to get into the house, text me and I'll give you the lockbox code.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 10:44 AM
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Heading to B&P now.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 10:49 AM
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Is anyone likely to be at the house ~7 pm? I'd like to drop by (and drop off my big-ass pot) but work commitments have me stuck in Chantilly for a while longer.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 11:02 AM
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On my way there too. Did I mention it's on my way home from work? Of course, there's a shuttle ride first, and I may or may not actually want to bike in this weather... well, anyways, I'll be going by there eventually.


Posted by: Cyrus | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 11:04 AM
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To remind everyone, we're at the B&P at 5th & K.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 11:07 AM
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Heebie - can you email it to me?


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 11:11 AM
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Never mind - there it is!


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 11:13 AM
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MORE LIVEBLOGGING


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 11:18 AM
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Oh wait, there's actually a lot of liveblogging. Great! Keep that up!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 11:18 AM
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My train is just north of Richmond, Tweety. I just ate a hot dog.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 11:21 AM
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Good! Very good!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 11:22 AM
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Also, two fairly inebriated women (who met on the train) just traded the t-shirts they were wearing right there in the aisle.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 11:23 AM
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Good omen. Very good omen.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 11:23 AM
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(281 honestly did happen)


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 11:24 AM
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Hooray!


245 is great.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 11:28 AM
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Did you check if they're commenters?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 11:28 AM
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(281 honestly did happen)

That's what the flickr pool is for, goddammit.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 11:32 AM
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Seriously. I expect the doing body shots/adorable children being adorable ratio in the Flickr pool to be very different come Sunday night.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 11:35 AM
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Guh, I actually did a full day's work. It was awful. Well, almost-full. In ten I'm heading to Penn Station.

In other news, it is way colder than it was this morning and I am going to be, as I often am, the guy walking around shivering because as soon as there's one warm day I get all optimistic that I will never be cold again so I packed wrong.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 11:51 AM
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Did everyone bike to Busboys &Poets? All docks there were full.


Posted by: Cyrus | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 11:51 AM
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289: Hrm. I should actually check the weather before packing, shouldn't I. I'll have a sweater with me I expect to finish on the train on the way there, but on the other hand I think I made a critical sizing error making it Sally's size rather than mine.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 11:54 AM
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Roll Call! Currently here: Thorn, Sir Kraab, Chopper, Awl, Cyrus, teofilo, Eggplant, Trapnel, M/tch. Good times.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 12:00 PM
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'Good times' sounds like a promising pseud. Is its owner living up to it?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 12:18 PM
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+ heebie + stanley


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 12:21 PM
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Stanley's car has been misplaced, towed, or stolen!


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 12:22 PM
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Heebie give Stanley back his car.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 12:24 PM
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As is traditional, we have left empty places for Wry Cooter and Matt Weiner.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 12:24 PM
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I never thought this four-door civic would be so much fun to drive!


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 12:25 PM
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296: Those two should get together some time.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 12:26 PM
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297: Please tell us more about your manifest failures of imagination.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 12:28 PM
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Has anybody drunk-dialed Ogged yet?


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 12:29 PM
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300: Do you have his number? I'm not drunk yet but I'm willing to work on that.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 12:31 PM
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As is traditional, we have left empty places for Wry Cooter and Matt Weiner

So awesome. As WC is my one contribution to the Unfogged legacy, it makes me feel like Elijah. Which would make MW Miriam, in the modern scheme of things.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 12:31 PM
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I wish there were a way to like comments.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 12:38 PM
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Stanley's car has been found! Ticketed. Maybe moved? Details unclear, more to follow.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 12:45 PM
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You know heebie can't issue real tickets; he doesn't have to pay that. Also so mean of her to ticket him.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 12:46 PM
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303: Maybe you could write, "I like that comment." But maybe that's not how they do things in China.

I'm hoping that between this place and the other place and the flickr pool (cough 'em up, motherfuckers), I will be able to attach a few faces to name by the end of the weekend. And I'm anticipating that a few faces will be attached to faces there in DC, IYKWIM.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 12:47 PM
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Eggplant's explanation for sir pseud: "I was high."

Awl's: "I was drunk."

Ace's: "My mom was high and drunk."


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 12:48 PM
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Sir Pseud would be an ok pseud. Not great, but ok.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 12:50 PM
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308 Just shorten it to SP. Oh, wait.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 12:55 PM
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I meant "zir" but Siri thinks she's so smart.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 1:00 PM
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Oh, benquo arrived. Also, an ascot.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 1:01 PM
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I meant "zir" but Siri thinks she's it's so smart.

Anthronormativist.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 1:01 PM
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Are you all still at Busboys and Poets? If so, I'm headed there now.


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 1:01 PM
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Together or separately?


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314 to 311.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 1:02 PM
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I assume Witt is headed there together.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 1:02 PM
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You couldn't give me even a minute to make my joke?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 1:03 PM
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I'd like to think I'm fairly together.


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 1:03 PM
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MOAR PIKCHURS


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 1:04 PM
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Headed to B&P, ETA one hour or thereabouts. Fuck work.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 1:06 PM
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Got to get the fuckwork out of the way, of course.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 1:10 PM
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We are still at B & P, as of 4:11pm EST.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 1:11 PM
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Save the fuckwork for the grotto, fucko!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 1:12 PM
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322: Likely to still be there in about an hour, or are you guys wrapping up? We're ready to head in from suburbia but aren't sure where to go.


Posted by: Bonsaisue | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 1:15 PM
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What time will people decamp B&P? We're out in VA but would join since we can't figure what out museum going is happening.


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 1:16 PM
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Pwned by the wife.


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 1:17 PM
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We're winding down at this venue, so if you haven't already commited to coming to B&P, better to head towards the house.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 1:29 PM
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No museum-going this afternoon.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 1:30 PM
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togs, let us know here or email my pseud at geemail that you got this message.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 1:35 PM
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I'm at Union Market drinking beers with interpreters. See you reprobates tomorrow!


Posted by: E. Messily | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 1:51 PM
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We're going to go to the metro and start moving towards the meetup house. We don't have the address as yet, so that might get tricky. Could someone text it to 571 295 9041 ? Thanks!


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 1:51 PM
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headed to house. see you there.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 1:53 PM
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I'm checked in at my hotel! Are there plans for later, or is everything being played by ear?


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 2:00 PM
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At house. You know the password.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 2:04 PM
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Is there going to be dinner or something at the house, or what are people doing?


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 2:12 PM
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people are going out. no idea where. to be decided on the fly.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 2:27 PM
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Is anyone bringing speakers? There don't seem to be any here that can be easily plugged into. With an Rca- stereo to RCA- stereo cable we could plug into the TV, but it's nothing special.

Worst case, can go to Staples tomorrow, buy something, return it Sunday. If they're open.


Posted by: X. Trapnel | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 2:31 PM
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I have acquired whiskey for the party.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 2:47 PM
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I have landed.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 2:49 PM
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I'm no longer at work.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 2:53 PM
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The air of anticipation here is a little intoxicating even at a distance!


Posted by: joyslinger | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 2:55 PM
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Should be at Union Station soonish. Everyone still at the house?


Posted by: J,Robot | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 3:10 PM
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342: Yup.


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342: Yup.


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342: Yup.


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342: Yup.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 3:11 PM
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Nice.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 3:13 PM
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Chopper is relaying the roll call from each attendee.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 3:13 PM
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I see the drinking has already begun.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 3:14 PM
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245: I bet your wife and I have several friends in common then.


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 3:15 PM
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Yup.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 3:16 PM
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Heading for DC now, should be there in an hour.


Posted by: YK | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 3:34 PM
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245-350: oh yeah, she and I have an interesting rando acquaintance too -- A.Y., my former union intern whom I never see but who keeps cropping up in odd ways. He married my drummer's ex-girlfriend, and then I was phone banking last week and I found out I was talking to an ex of his.


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 3:42 PM
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We're planning to get Ethiopian food on U St. at 8 pm. Let us know if you want to join us. Post here or email my pseud at gee mail.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 4:02 PM
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We're planning to get Ethiopian food on U St. at 8 pm. Let us know if you want to join us. Post here or email my pseud at gee mail.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 4:02 PM
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Whereabouts? I am dining shortly with my host but could join later.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 4:11 PM
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On U Street.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 4:13 PM
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Hello Union Station.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 4:29 PM
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Yay!


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 4:38 PM
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MOAR


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 4:38 PM
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I am sad that we are missing Ethiopian food. Maddie is excited for the party. She wanted us to go tonight.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 4:47 PM
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I am packing and jealous and very much hoping to sleep on tomorrow's 8 am train while the boy watches the Marx Brothers. See you tomorrow night.


Posted by: Mr. Blandings | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 4:56 PM
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The 8am not-Acela? If so, we're on the same train.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 5:04 PM
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We're on the 8am is-Acela. Race you!


Posted by: Mr. Blandings | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 5:13 PM
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The race is not always to the swift.

But that's the way to bet.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 5:15 PM
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Whee liveblogging! Keep it up.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 5:33 PM
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We're at Dukem on U Street near 11th. Du join us.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 5:38 PM
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Dukem


Posted by: Benquo | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 5:38 PM
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To the gswift


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 5:40 PM
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To the gswift


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 5:40 PM
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We have ordered lots of food


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 5:44 PM
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Nice work on the live blogging, and M/itch is revealing through photos that you are a bunch of sexy ass fuckfaces.


Posted by: Robert Halfordo | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 5:45 PM
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Bave and I survived the carnage on the New Jersey Turnpike and are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow (well, maybe tonight for me, if I can drag myself out of the hotel.)


Posted by: Kreskin | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 5:45 PM
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I will be on a 7am not Amtrak, followed later by a not train.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 5:46 PM
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Was "To the gswift" a toast?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 5:50 PM
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Where did you fuckers go?


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 5:51 PM
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The grace is not to the gswift.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 5:53 PM
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Uh oh Chopper got ditched! Chopper, RAGE!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 5:54 PM
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I'm suprised by how many people in the photos don't look familiar. I thought I had seen most of you in photos, if bot in person, by now.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 5:55 PM
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I'ma just leave that typo for our cyborg commenters.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 5:56 PM
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Lots of people live outside the 18 cities you travel to frequently, essear.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 5:58 PM
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372: M/tch is leaving photos at the other place, but not at the flickr pool? Sheesh.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 6:01 PM
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373: Carnage?


Posted by: Benquo | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 6:16 PM
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Only figuratively. Traffic was very slow for almost all of NJ.


Posted by: Kreskin | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 6:18 PM
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Parsimon isn't attending, but is still managing to be condescending and annoying? Sheesh So just another Friday then?


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 6:21 PM
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LIVEBLOG LIVEBLOG M/TCH WHAT ARE YOU EATING TELL ME NOOOOOW


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 6:22 PM
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Slow traffic sounds like the opposite of carnage.


Posted by: Cyrus | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 6:25 PM
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Hmmm...oh wait, I was actually trying to make a stupid pun! CAR-nage! Get it?

Just doing my part here to fill the liveblogging vacuum.


Posted by: Kreskin | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 6:28 PM
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Ethiopian food! Delicious!

Roll call: eggplant, benquo, m/d 20/400 , lurker 1, teo, thorn, sir Kraab, M/tch, trapnel, heebie, JRobot, Witt, Chopper, YK, apo, Josh, togolosh, awl.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 6:34 PM
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Oh good I was about to ask for a roll call.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 6:35 PM
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ROBOT ROLL CALL.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 6:36 PM
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There should be photos of that dinner table from more angles so I can confirm guesses about who's who, and/or remain confused about what some of you look like.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 6:39 PM
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381 Lots of people live outside the 18 cities you travel to frequently, essear.

Oh come on, that's not fair, some of them are more "town" than "city".


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 6:39 PM
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385: Oh my god, I had no idea I was being annoying. Sorry. I just hoped to see pictures. I'm unable to attend. Have fun!


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 6:40 PM
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Please add to the Flickr pool for those of us not on that evil other place.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 6:40 PM
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392: it is a fascinating puzzle!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 6:40 PM
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Shabooya sha sha shabooya ROLL CALL!


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 6:41 PM
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It's hard to tell white people apart.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 6:44 PM
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I strongly associate Ethiopian food with New Haven for reasons that don't entirely make sense.


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398: it really is.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 6:45 PM
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There's some damn fine Ethiopian food in New Haven. At least there was last time I was there. There was even a really good Ethiopian nouvelle cuisine style restaurant in town IIRC.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 6:46 PM
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Flickr is very difficult to use from a mobile device. Uploading to groups and seeing privacy is near impossible.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 7:00 PM
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The flickr app is kind of neat although maybe that's what you're talking about.

Also LIVEBLOG MOTHERFUCKERS DON'T SLACK OFF NOW


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 7:00 PM
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Seriously, people. No slacking.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 7:01 PM
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Going to pick up my luggage at PGD's. Woo!


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 7:05 PM
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Niiiice.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 7:08 PM
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MOAR. BODY SHOTS. GET THE FUCK ON IT, WHITE PEOPLE


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 7:08 PM
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BODY SHOTZZZZZZ

CVS BANGERZZZZZ

DO THIS THING


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 7:09 PM
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Going to pick up my luggage at PGD's.

Duffel bag? Samsonite? Paint us a picture, people.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 7:10 PM
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Are they all going to eat sushi off apo during the party?


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 7:12 PM
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It would be wrong not to.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 7:12 PM
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In DC!


Posted by: Unfoggetarian: "Pause endlessly, then go in" (9) | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 7:16 PM
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It would be wrong not to eat Spam musubi off apo during the party.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 7:17 PM
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413: I will admit that I was surprised by how delicious that stuff is the first time I had it.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 7:18 PM
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Srsly, people, I've asked so little of you. Please make that happen for all of us.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 7:18 PM
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For real. I don't even eat meat, and I want this to happen.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 7:19 PM
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Remember: Whatever you do for the least among you, you do for Jesus!


Posted by: joyslinger | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 7:20 PM
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Also, guys? Remember that talk we had earlier? About... yeah, exactly, about FUCKING LIVEBLOGGING!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 7:25 PM
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I'm going to be going to sleep soon so I can be more likely to wake up early!


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 7:31 PM
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And put on your fucking nametags.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 7:31 PM
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Ultimate irony: the house has no wifi. OH NOES.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 7:31 PM
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Just so Jesus knows, I'm staying with him when I visit my niece and nephew, because I can't hang with the freegans. xoxo! I'm small and tidy!


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 7:35 PM
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And no cellular reception. I blame Obama.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 7:35 PM
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Hurray! Just say when!


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 7:36 PM
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424 to 422 obvs. I blame Obama all the time.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 7:37 PM
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Awl helped someone parallel park only they crashed into the car behind and set off the alarm


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 7:45 PM
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Wait somebody like a commenter or somebody or is he just delivering random poorly-received assistance around the city like a backhanded batman?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 7:48 PM
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And then he laughs uproariously and runs away? Okay, that's something. Keep it coming, people.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 7:50 PM
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I totally had that parking situation covered while nosflow and toglosh stood by making snide comments. It's all their fault.


Posted by: Awl | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 8:04 PM
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That's the stuff. Nosflow, togolosh, care to weigh in?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 8:06 PM
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Turns out I am friends with McLovin at the bad place so I can see the photos. I had no idea.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 8:32 PM
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Presumably there's no more liveblogging because everybody's peacefully asleep.

NOT BUYING IT.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 9:00 PM
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People have started to get naked.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 9:15 PM
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See?!?!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 9:16 PM
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Could this liveblogging be more lame? No, it couldn't.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 9:31 PM
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Liveblogging: I'm back at my hotel. DC has way more nightlife than I'm used to.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 9:59 PM
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"You suck on a lemon!" - Chopper


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 10:39 PM
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What's the executive summary of the Batman discussion?


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 10:46 PM
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Please tell me that photo was posed and that you were actually having fun, even if you have to lie.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 10:49 PM
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It kind of looks like they might all need a nap.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 10:53 PM
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438: If it's the Batman discussion I'm thinking of, someone (Chopper?) mentioned a movie in which George Clooney was building some kind of machine in his basement.

"Batman?" said I.

Polite laughter ensued, followed by a very brief discussion of the comparative goodness and cheesiness of the Schumacher, Burton, and Adam West Batmen.


Posted by: Benquo | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 11:08 PM
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Update: I got the wifi working! It already worked for iPhones, but now it works for other things.

So we're still go for babysplosion google hangout tomorrow etc.


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 11:10 PM
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Now we're discussing French far-right politics.


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 11:11 PM
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I wish I had a normal sleep life. Bave is (I think) asleep. I am reliving "The Little Hours." La Rochefoucauld this and La Rochefoucauld that.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 11:18 PM
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I am going to do the Saturday crossword and I don't care what La Rochefoucauld thinks about it.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 11:25 PM
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Baby Ace can sleep through anything.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 11:44 PM
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Has there been a decision on when the babyhangout will be?


Posted by: Gabardine Bathyscaphe | Link to this comment | 05-24-13 11:58 PM
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I am home after dropping off Kraab and M/tch at a nearby friend's. I am so not used to staying out this late.

Ace is great.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 12:06 AM
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I just woke up. It remains to be seen if I get to my train on time.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 3:00 AM
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Train: caught.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 4:05 AM
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And someone just got themselves a free ride by grabbing the punched card that shows I paid. Guess I have to watch when people board.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 4:23 AM
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Sitting in Penn Station, waiting to board the slow train.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 4:40 AM
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There is a pigeon flying around the waiting room. They look like much larger birds indoors.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 4:46 AM
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Off to the airport in just a bit! SO EXCITED for delicious and inexpensive airport terminal food!


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 4:52 AM
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I hope the weather reports that DC will be sunny and mild-to-warm are accurate. It's mid-forties and drizzling here.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 5:07 AM
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I did not see LB at Penn Station, but did manage to board my fast train and am now en route.


Posted by: Mr. Blandings | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 5:09 AM
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I am the first awake in the grotto but am parked in, so just lucky I was able to grab my ipad during a companion's bathroom break. Other people are awake now and I think brushing teeth.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 5:15 AM
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Crossing the Bronx.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 5:26 AM
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Wait, there's a grotto? No one tells me anything.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 5:26 AM
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Leaving Newark.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 5:28 AM
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459: Aren't you just down the hall? I am not sure where everyone ended up.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 5:34 AM
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Driving north. Eta in dc is 10:30am


Posted by: Will | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 5:54 AM
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There is a jacuzzi tub, which could sorta be a sex grotto given sufficient inebriation.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 6:05 AM
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Trenton. Last time I was in Trenton, I was attending depositions in a prison. (And lunching afterwards in The Mates Inn, the inmate-staffed restaurant serving the prison administration.)


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 6:06 AM
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I am aboard a very crowded bus that is now leaving New York! ETA in DC: 1:30 pm.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 6:07 AM
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There is, however, no sugar for the coffee (not a euphemism).


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 6:08 AM
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Trenton Mates, the world takes (depositions).


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 6:16 AM
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So wait catching up Thorn passed out in the tub? Wild night!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 6:17 AM
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Someone did say something about tubgirl last night.


Posted by: Awl | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 6:23 AM
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Someone did say something about tubgirl last night.


Posted by: Awl | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 6:23 AM
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465: I am standing outside buses that should have left 30 minutes ago.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 6:24 AM
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I hope the weather reports that DC will be sunny and mild-to-warm are accurate. It's mid-forties and drizzling here.

Pretty spectacular in the suburbs right now.


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 6:30 AM
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Clan H-Chalk is at the home of the grand matriarch. Some subset of us will be show up at the VRBO around 4.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 6:31 AM
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455: It's sunny now, maybe a bit breezy, and I haven't poked my head outside but the forecast of a high of 69 looks credible. Colder than I would have expected a week ago, but I shouldn't complain about that.

Also, here's some blog fodder: Vermont passed a law against patent trolls.


Posted by: Cyrus | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 6:34 AM
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Leaving Philadelphia.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 6:34 AM
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Leaving Wilmington.


Posted by: Mr. Blandings | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 6:38 AM
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Leaving my desk for more coffee.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 6:42 AM
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Reading "This Is Not My Hat" for the third time. Would like to get up for more coffee.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 6:43 AM
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Some of those awake are congregating in the basement to avoid waking up the others.

Witt, I'm told you were talking in meatspace about the idea of a brunch - I support that.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 6:44 AM
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Don't do it, Tweety. That coffee may seem superficially attractive now, but is it really going to be there for you when you need someplace to store your office supplies?


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 6:44 AM
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466: There is agave syrup and pancake syrup in the cabinets.


Posted by: Benquo | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 6:45 AM
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479: Have you noticed any increased tendency to be 47 and balding?


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 6:45 AM
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Behind the tea, to the left of the microwave if I remember correctly.


Posted by: Benquo | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 6:47 AM
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My bus might leave on time.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 6:50 AM
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Wilmington.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 6:55 AM
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I am more or less awake after having slept very very poorly.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 6:56 AM
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479: Eastern Market is nearby, with its famous blueberry buckwheat pancakes. There are also a few other brunchy places in that area, I hear good things about Montmartre and Cafe Belga, and there's a Le Pain Quotidien.

And then there's always Busboys and Poets...


Posted by: Benquo | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 6:56 AM
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Also, I will now relate an anecdote from my walk back to the unpleasant sleeping place.

Going through part of Adams Morgan, I had fallen in behind a group of three women. We all (the women first, obviously, since I had fallen in behind them) rounded a corner and then neared a small alley next to a business. Just as the women became level with the alley, a man popped out of it pulling up his pants and fixing his belt. "Sorry, ladies!" he said, and continued on his way.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 7:01 AM
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487: Busboys and Poets lacks Eastern Market's virtue of being walkable from the house. The places you mentioned are nice, as is Ted's Bulletin.

Really, what are we doing? Those people have enough help by now.


Posted by: Cyrus | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 7:02 AM
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Minivet is absolutely right that a brunch place that catered to meetups called "Meatspace" would be a huge hit.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 7:04 AM
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489: Yeah, that's why I mentioned it last. I mentioned it at all because we were there yesterday, it's good for big groups, and because (selfishly) it's easier for ME to get to quickly.


Posted by: Benquo | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 7:05 AM
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489: Does Ted's Bulletin have capacity for big groups? I don't remember.


Posted by: Benquo | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 7:06 AM
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"Meetspace" might be a little subtle.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 7:07 AM
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I don't either, now that you mention it. Only been there once. I wouldn't be confident of getting a large group around a single table anywhere without reservations anyway, really, but people could break up into smaller tables.


Posted by: Cyrus | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 7:08 AM
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We are dancing at Northside Social in Arlington at our coffee pitstop.


Posted by: Will | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 7:12 AM
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We are dancing at Northside Social in Arlington at our coffee pitstop.


Posted by: Will | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 7:12 AM
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On the shuttle from BWI to the train station!


Posted by: emdash | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 7:13 AM
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Holy Christ I need coffee.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 7:18 AM
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Good morning. I haven't slept in this late in a long, long time. Holy crap I feel better.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 7:21 AM
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Holy crapchrist!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 7:24 AM
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Maybe y'all should go to tryst.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 7:24 AM
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Blessed are the poopmakers.


Posted by: Crapchrist | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 7:25 AM
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The muck shall inherit the earth.


Posted by: Crapchrist | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 7:25 AM
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BEHOLD THE TWO DIRTS!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 7:26 AM
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Tryst is good too! A lot farther from the Vrbo than Eastern Market is, though.


Posted by: Benquo | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 7:27 AM
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So the plan is to have breakout discussions at brunch and then a meet and greet event later where everyone wears nametags that use silly names as icebreakers?


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 7:29 AM
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Are there brown bag lunch symposia?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 7:31 AM
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Or a poster session? Oh I do hope there's a poster session.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 7:32 AM
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I'm only coming for they keynote.

Who's the keynote, again?


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505: but very close to me!

The idea of putting "pancake syrup" in coffee makes me wish to vomit.

Also wow this computer's keyboard is godawful.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 7:38 AM
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509.2: Vinz Clortho,


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 7:39 AM
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I feel like nosflow has had kind of a rough morning.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 7:40 AM
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My accommodations were not to my liking. And then I was awoken at 7am. But at least that enabled me to move to slightly better accommodations. And now it's taking for-fucking-ever for my phone to charge.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 7:44 AM
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Leaving Baltimore.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 7:44 AM
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We are waiting for will to show up here soonish and then will decide on brunch, sounds like preferably Ted's Bulletin but if not that then something close to it.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 7:44 AM
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Also wow this computer's keyboard is godawful.

You should go knock on the neighbor's door and ask to use their computer to check Facebook.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 7:46 AM
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Please liveblog who gets the Walk of Shame Breakfast Burrito.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 7:50 AM
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LB, are we on the same train? Just left BWI.


Posted by: emdash | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 7:59 AM
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510: If you can convince the others to go to Tryst I will need no convincing. It is a very nice hangout spot, like someone's huge eclectic living room.


Posted by: Benquo | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:00 AM
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I am leaving now and headed to the house to drop off my stuff -- will check this thread for updates on brunch location.


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:00 AM
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LB, are we on the same train?

I think this means you have to trade murder plans.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:01 AM
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482: Yes and yes, unfortunately.


Posted by: Kreskin | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:04 AM
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Tryst people, make your case. What would it take for us house people to get there?


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:04 AM
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If you go the Eastern Market for brunch you could eat pancakes in the huge open room where everybody could mingle. But people would have to stand in line for pancakes.


Posted by: Pgd | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:05 AM
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518: Very possibly -- if you see someone in a red tshirt saying Inwood as we get off, that's me.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:06 AM
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504 Thou shalt not mix them.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:06 AM
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"Inwood as we get off" is a pretty weird thing to put on a t-shirt.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:07 AM
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saying Inwood

"Inwood in the house!"


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:07 AM
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Wait, LB, you have met emdash several times before. Why wouldn't he just look for somebody that resembled you in terms of facial features?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:08 AM
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Tryst would be a project unless you used multiple cars. Metro transfers would be involved. I suggest Eastern Market, only partly for self interested reasons (close to me too).

Tunicliffes is also right opposite eastern market...they have a couple of big tables that could fit 8-10 each. Plus beer and strong mimosas. But the giant room at Eastern Market might be best...not enough tables/chairs and no alcohol and lots of neighborhood kids running around but good for mingling


Posted by: off | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:10 AM
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I try not to attribute abilities I don't have myself to other people. (Actually, I might be able to pick mrh out of a crowd, but I'd never want to count on it.)


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:11 AM
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Emdash, I meant.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:12 AM
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Okay, emdash and LB: after detraining head for the potted palm near the column closest to the second-to-last train car. If you see each other there, then you were on the same train.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:13 AM
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Curses! My thin, semi-transparent pseuds are now linked!

You have to admit, finding someone in a red shirt muttering, "Inwood, Inwood," as she got off a train would be quite distinctive.


Posted by: emdash | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:15 AM
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Traffic is slow. The landscape is ugly. I should have brought food.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:20 AM
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523: Metro to McPherson Square, then take the Circulator bus to Tryst (also get off at the 18th and Columbia stop)

The Circulator is actually quite nice, it runs at least every 15 minutes, even on weekends.

Alternate routes:

Metro to Farragut West, L2 bus to Tryst (corner of 18th and Columbia

Metro to Woodley Park (involves one transfer), Circulator to Tryst


Posted by: Benquo | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:20 AM
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It was fun meeting people and making some introductions yesterday evening. I slept much better last night, and am very much looking forward to the party.

I know fear, slightly, that the people staying in the house will be either tired of people and socializing by 4:00 or that they will have formed some impenetrable clique -- you know, one or the other.

But everybody that I talked to yesterday was very nice.


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:21 AM
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535.--Traffic is movIng okay for me (now in Delaware, somewhere), but I am also STARVING. I hope the bus drivers have a union that mandates a rest stop somewhere with cheeseburgers.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:28 AM
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So, wait, are people heading for brunch right now someplace near Union Station? I'm off the train, so if someone emails me the location I'll head straight there.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:29 AM
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LB emdash is RIGHT BEHIND YOU!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:30 AM
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(Seriously though you were definitely on the same train. Wave your arms in the air so he can find you.)


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:30 AM
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I'd drop by Idle Time Books, if I were near Tryst. Capitol Hill books, if near Eastern Market. If those stores still exist.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:31 AM
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Wherever it is we go, probably best accessible from Eastern Market station.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:33 AM
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What is the address for Eastern Market so people can put it in their phones? It sounds like that's what the big group is doing once Witt arrives here.

I am strongly in favor of smaller people doing smaller things, so people who are close to Tryst or somewhere else could certainly do that instead. (Not that you need my permission, of course.)


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:33 AM
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Someone answer 539 before I get on the metro!


Posted by: emdash | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:33 AM
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I can't believe my potted palm plan didn't work.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:34 AM
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538: We voted against stopping. Unfortunately the vote on watching a movie has resulted in Guilt Trip playing.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:34 AM
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530 was me. Thanks, autocorrect!


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:35 AM
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I am on a bus that will go past Tryst. I will get off there IFF I hear something by then, otherwise I will continue toward Eastern Market.

Someone offered to buy my hat on the bus, after I told him I bought it for $15. I didn't want to sell it, and it was the wrong size, but took his nimber and promised to call him next time I get a good deal on a hat in his size.


Posted by: Benquo | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:36 AM
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Hey I'm going to start a new thread for this kind of thing.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:36 AM
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I am strongly in favor of smaller people doing smaller things

Sizist.


Posted by: Awl | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:37 AM
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*number


Posted by: Benquo | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:37 AM
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550: why only one? You should start like three and then people can hop around between all of 'em!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:38 AM
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Ok, we want the cafeteria with pancakes, apparently. I hope people will start moving toward it right now. Witt AND will are here.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:40 AM
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Seriously, Eastern Market as a place to eat is very difficult to Google. Is it within the farmers market? Where exactly is it?


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:41 AM
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Ok, I'm heading to Eastern Market. Right?


Posted by: emdash | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:42 AM
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I am strongly in favor of smaller people doing smaller things

Then you won't mind it if Smearcase and I nurture petty resentment over your saying so.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:42 AM
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556: You haven't spotted LB? Maybe one of you went to the wrong Washington, DC.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:43 AM
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I wrote the post, then Internet died. And everyone is ready to walk out the door. I'll post after brunch.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:44 AM
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Last unfoggedcon my GPS tried to send us to Union Station in Denver. Are you in Denver, emdash?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:45 AM
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OK, Butch, Buyer of Hats is off the bus and I'm continuing to Eastern Market,


Posted by: Benquo | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:45 AM
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The actual Market is on 7th between C and D St SE


Posted by: Benquo | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:46 AM
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I guess I was just too efficient getting on the Metro. Or LB is very inconspicuous and sneaky. Hopefully we'll all find each other at pancakes.


Posted by: emdash | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:48 AM
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I'd drop by Idle Time Books, if I were near Tryst. Capitol Hill books, if near Eastern Market. If those stores still exist.

Idle Time Books still exists and has lots of Pogo collections for sale! Yay! I Go Pogo!

I share NickS' fear that everyone hanging out all day is not necessarily the best.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:49 AM
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The farmers market is right outside the Eastern Market building if I remember rightly.


Posted by: Benquo | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:49 AM
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Will brings the fantastic food: Mrs. Yoder's extraordinary Amish donuts. Response is ecstatic. PEOPLE YOU ARE MISSING OUT.


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:51 AM
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Actually, come to think of it, last UnfoggedCon my GPS refused to acknowledge the existence of Washington, DC at all. Tia, BG, and I had to get here by dead reckoning.


Posted by: emdash | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:51 AM
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565: it is. There is a cafeteria-like place to eat inside. Never eaten there myself. It's often crowded.


Posted by: Cyrus | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:52 AM
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!!!! Donuts!!!!


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:52 AM
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The browser really drains the battery on my phone. I'll check in when I arrive.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:53 AM
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I'm in a taxi on my way to Eastern Market.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:54 AM
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Also, you know, I just had lunchfast at Tryst (needing to give my phone time to charge at this incredibly slow pace/myself some coffee and food), and it wasn't nearly as good as I remembered it foodwise, though it still has a pleasing interior and was filled with young, attractive persons who were probably not all irreedemable slimes inwardly.


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564, 569, and 572 were all me.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:55 AM
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563 Did you try waving your arms over your head and shouting the question re Mutombo at the top of your voice? That always works.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:55 AM
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Last night Ace was swaddled like a Baby Burrito. Today: Baby Sushi! J,Robot is doing the honors.


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:55 AM
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The Question re Mutombo doesn't get nearly as much attention among Marx's works as it deserves.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:56 AM
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This thread is so great. I particularly like the travel updates. It is evocative of a lot of things, but right now I'm getting a "first scene of The Warriors" vibe, where all the different gangs are converging on the meeting place. There's even a Cyrus, though hopefully no one will execute him.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:59 AM
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572: For what can one redeem the slime from one's innards?


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:59 AM
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578: stuffed animals like at the fair, maybe?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:00 AM
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Where are you people?


Posted by: emdash | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:00 AM
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576. Mutombo remarks somewhere that all sex occurs, so to speak, twice.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:01 AM
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Beware of attractive young persons, who come to you in summer dresses, but inwardly they are slimes with the boold of animals in their mouths.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:02 AM
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Boold.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:05 AM
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I'm going to drop my bag before I try to find people.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:06 AM
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Almost there.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:07 AM
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I'm going to drop my bag before I try to find people.

Do not advise. Best case, your bag gets dirty; worst case, someone takes it.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:07 AM
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I am on the Blue Line now, even though the actually convenient Metro entrance at Farraguy is closed on weekends.

Should be at Eastern Market in 15 minutes.


Posted by: Benquo | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:08 AM
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I am on the Blue Line now, even though the actually convenient Metro entrance at Farragut is closed on weekends.

Should be at Eastern Market in 15 minutes.


Posted by: Benquo | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:08 AM
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It is apparently all too easy to make the "boold" gang sign.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:08 AM
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Boold.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:08 AM
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Can someone give me more precise coordinates within "Eastern Market"?


Posted by: emdash | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:10 AM
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Actually, I just walked by a sign saying "eastern market" I will take this as a, well, sign, and look for people.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:10 AM
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Technically not a double post, as I managed to correct my typo in between, but oops anyway.

I will be the one with a straw hat and a paisley ascot. Hopefully you all haven't transformed too much since last night.


Posted by: Benquo | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:11 AM
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Quick, emdash, wave your arms about!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:11 AM
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Are people headed to Eastern Market? We are


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:12 AM
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emdash & LB. I haven't seen a sign in this thread that the crowd has moved out from the house. You may well be the first there.

Lord, I am not used to staying up late. I need some hot tea. I misread an invite to a family event. I thought it was today in Bmore. It isn't. It is tomorrow. So I may join the show already in progress. Once I wake up.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:14 AM
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Inside the brick building? That's where I'm headed.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:14 AM
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Meet by the potted palm in the northeast corner of the brick building.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:16 AM
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We checked out this cafeteria place but are negative on it. Crowded, little seating. Checking out other possibilities.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:16 AM
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Big group of us now checking two possible seated places at Eastern Mkt.


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:17 AM
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Someone who knows the destination give me a landmark to head for. I'm now in the building, in a room with people selling art and jewelry, standing by a man playing the keyboard.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:17 AM
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It's a beautiful day out there, it turns out.

Ok people, I'm heading out even though my phone isn't fully charged (!!!). I will probably arrive at this "eastern market" place in approximately one (1) eternity.


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577 really makes me want to drive down now. But with my primitive cell phone I won't be able to deliver any travel updates.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:18 AM
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Isn't there like a whole other room full of nothing but space in the Market building?


Posted by: Benquo | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:18 AM
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We are in front of Boxcar Tavern


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:18 AM
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601: if you go into the next room there should be lots of food for sale, including a big line at the place selling the "blue bucks."


Posted by: Benquo | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:20 AM
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Ah, so everyone's moved on.


Posted by: Benquo | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:20 AM
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I have arrived and eaten and am now at the Spy Museum.

Since I probably won't meet up with everybody until this evening, I don't imagine there will be a need for ongoing updates.


Posted by: Mr. Blandings | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:21 AM
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Best case, your bag gets dirty; worst case, someone takes it. it is reported as a "suspicious package", the police explode it, and you are brought in for questioning and/or hauled off to Gitmo.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:21 AM
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New plan: we are getting food at various locations (food trucks etc) and walking back to the house to enjoy.


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:21 AM
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Is there an app that updates your GPS position to another phone or group at thirty second intervals? If not, why not?


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:22 AM
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It's about three doors down from the potted palm at Acquaint Al 2.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:23 AM
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612 to 605 but "acquaint" should be "Acqua".


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:24 AM
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608.last: no?!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:26 AM
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611: yes. Many.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:26 AM
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Approaching Eastern Market! We have a stroller and a cute but currently unhappy baby!


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:28 AM
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I gave up on finding anyone, decided to buy some coffee at Peregrine, and ran into Josh and Chopper.


Posted by: Benquo | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:34 AM
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The North Hall (normally big empty room) has way more stalls then normal. There are some open tables near exit from food stalls tho, we (me n partner n baby) are there...but very hard to ID people here...


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:35 AM
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Yeah Eastern Market is impossible...IF we all had name tags this would be easier..like a geek scavenger hunt


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:40 AM
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Where are the folks looking for someplace to sit?


Posted by: Benquo | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:43 AM
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Thorn, Teraz and I are goi g to town on the fresh produce. Brunch and dinner, here we come!


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:44 AM
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Buying eggs , veggies. Bacon for omelettes and such back at the house.


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:46 AM
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Anyone still in Eastern Market vicinity? Announce locations!


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:46 AM
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I am keeping a running tally of the number of people currently wandering Eastern Market trying to find people, if anybody needs it.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:47 AM
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I just left Peregrine and am on my way back to the Market. In the absence of any other plan, I'll get on line for the pancakes.


Posted by: Benquo | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:47 AM
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And yummy fresh strawberries. You guys had better hope some make it back to the house.


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:48 AM
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I'm at metro center, soon to join the crowd of people trying to find each other.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:48 AM
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If anyone is still looking for a restaurant around Eastern Market, I have a vague recollection that Cava Mezze is pretty good. It's Greek / Mediterranean food, on 8th st, two blocks south of the metro station.


Posted by: YK | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:48 AM
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Teraz and I are at the cheese counter inside.


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:50 AM
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New plan - just ran into Witt and Teraz. Going to get coffee and sugar for the house, then go back. Anyone still here who wants to join me, meet in front of the keyboardist.


Posted by: Benquo | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:51 AM
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The operator of this train is the best train operator.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:55 AM
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OK I am headed back to Peregrine to get some fresh ground.


Posted by: Benquo | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:56 AM
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Teraz is here?!


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:57 AM
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Just passed The Washington Times building, so I can't be far. God, I could eat a horse. Whole.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:58 AM
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633: On the train?! I thought he was going back to the house.


Posted by: Benquo | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:58 AM
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This is why we need augmented-reality glasses. Use the private Unfogged layer and, presto!, you can pick out people in the crowd.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:58 AM
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I'm at l'enfant plaza. You mofos better not all have left when I get there.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:59 AM
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634: does DC have an ikea?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:59 AM
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PGD, where are you? I've just gotten a coffee and am picking up some bread at LPQ. Witt, Teraz, please let me know if that is redundant, or if there's anything else I should pick up from Harris Teeter on my way back.


Posted by: Benquo | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:03 AM
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638: Yes, but it's in College Park.


Posted by: Benquo | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:04 AM
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636 on the private Unfogged layer, every Unfoggetarian looks like Mutombo. Or Ogged.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:05 AM
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I passed by a number of Harris Teeters on my trip this morning and am still not convinced they aren't some kind of bad Internet pun gone viral in the real world, like planking.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:07 AM
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Ikea is in College Park because it is close to the agricultural college's supply of horses.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:07 AM
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Arms full! Headed back to house.


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:12 AM
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Abandoned. Cast aside. I don't mind; in fact, I'm used to it. But I wasn't expecting it from this crowd.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:12 AM
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639: not a coffee, a POUND of coffee. And I now have a pound of bread. Walking along Pennsylvania to the Harris Teeter to pick up sugar.


Posted by: Benquo | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:12 AM
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I have arrived at union station!


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:14 AM
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This thread has been pretty entertaining. I'm glad I didn't head out and try to meet everyone for brunch.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:15 AM
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Maybe I could meet JM for lunch somewhere in Capitol Hill. I'm hungry too.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:16 AM
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648 to 649, I know.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:18 AM
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649: If I understood Teraz and Witt correctly, there will be food at the house.

If I am not a liar, there will be bread and fresh coffee and sugar.


Posted by: Benquo | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:18 AM
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JM! Teo! Lunch des refusés?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:19 AM
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Maybe we can turn this thread into a paper on "Distributed solutions to the cat-herding problem", or something.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:20 AM
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fresh strawberries

The local strawberries are terrific this year! And will be for the next two weeks or so, according to the woman at the local farm stand I frequent; it's due to the mild spring. (Strawberries love this cooler weather.) Advise people to pick up a pint of strawberries before they leave, if they're in a position to carry strawberries.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:21 AM
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nosflow remember emdash and LB are also still lost in the market someplace.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:21 AM
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I think what I'm actually going to do is wander around for a while since it's so nice out, eat at some point, then head over to the house around four. I kind of need a break from socializing.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:21 AM
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Use the private Unfogged layer and, presto!, you can pick out people in the crowd. read the blog while driving.


Posted by: YK | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:22 AM
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654 Erdős-Bacon numbers for all the Unfoggedtariat!


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:22 AM
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JM! Lunch des refusés?

655: but they have each other.

If my gone hadn't deleted all my contacts I could contact them. (And JM, and teo.) oh well.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:23 AM
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658 to 653


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:23 AM
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655 now I have that Clash song in my head.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:24 AM
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659.2: not as far as we know they don't. They traveled parallel paths but remained unknown to each other.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:24 AM
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659.2: not as far as we know they don't. They traveled parallel paths but remained unknown to each other.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:24 AM
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Is there a constituency to go to catch a museum or something? We were thinking there might be and we would hop on the metro at 2pm and try to meet folks at one.


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:25 AM
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15 people at the house.


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:26 AM
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Breaking: I just saw someone who doesn't resemble emdash's wife very much.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:26 AM
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Breaking! Capitol hill books still exists. No word on their Pogo stock.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:29 AM
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I just passed through the Baltimore Harbor tunnel. My plan is to eat immediately after arriving, then a museum or walk down the mall or some other sightseeing.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:30 AM
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A museum is something you "catch"?


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:30 AM
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We're going to leave for brunch pretty soon. I'm sitting by the potted palm in our living room.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:31 AM
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669: much the same as one might "catch" a movie? Fair point.


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:34 AM
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Picture of the potted palm in the Flickr pool, FYI.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:35 AM
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I guess I thought "catch" applied only to things that happen at a fixed time-- a movie, a concert, etc. Museums with static displays don't need to be "caught" because they are always there. My usage might be idiosyncratic, though.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:35 AM
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I would love to do lunch. I'm in a square with a dude on a horse. C street and 4th?


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:36 AM
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655: no, they're with us back at the house.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:36 AM
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Should I try to find this Eastern Market?


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:37 AM
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Yes that is likely a Bette usage, and probably the more widespread.


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:37 AM
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At what time of day do you stop calling it brunch? Also, is anyone still at or near Eastern Market?


Posted by: Cyrus | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:37 AM
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675: that's terrible liveblogging!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:38 AM
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I'm still at the market, JM. Make of that what you will.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:38 AM
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Heavy traffic near Columbia, MD.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:39 AM
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Alternately I can go down C towards fourth, looking out for a horse.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:39 AM
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674: remember, nosflow is phonecontactless.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:40 AM
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No, I think I've figured out where I am in relation to Eastern Market. I'm at Stanton square, and should get to you soonish.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:41 AM
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I'm going towards this square. Will JM, too, cruelly thrust me aside like an old glove? Let's find out!


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:42 AM
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I take it all back. I remain at c and seventh, stalwart.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:43 AM
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As long as Eqstern Market is at the train station, that is.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:43 AM
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We're headed to the National Gallery but coming from VA and stopping for lunch, so will probably get there about 3. We're interested in the Munch and Ballet Russe exhibits and wandering around to whatever else. Let me know if anyone wants to meet us there.


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Picture of the potted palm in the Flickr pool, FYI.

How are you supposed to find anyone there? It's so dark. Plus, it appears to be in a private residence.

Also in the flickr pool is a nice picture of a girl I believe to be will's daughter walking with some red-haired lady.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:44 AM
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Wonder if the NSA spies on all the WiFi enabled buses that go by.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:44 AM
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Wait, where are you?


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:44 AM
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688: we could do that.


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:45 AM
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Because the nice street signs claim that I am at C and 7th, and I do not see you.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:46 AM
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688 was me (with M/tch and Dill Pickles).


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:47 AM
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Google maps says the same of me. I'm across from the flea market entrance.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:47 AM
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Exciting announcement!!!! M/tch has persuaded a special guest star to probably almost possibly definitely come. Everyone should lobby that tall redhead IFYKWIMAITYD.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:48 AM
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No, *I* did that.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:49 AM
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Okay I will walk down 7th and hope to find a flea market.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:49 AM
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A propos of nothing, I just learned the name of the new Italian bar (restaurant?) in my neighborhood: Vendetta.


Posted by: Cyrus | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:50 AM
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697: That whore. I thought *I* did that.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:51 AM
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Wait, *I* did that!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:53 AM
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I sent you an other-place msg with my phone #, JM


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:53 AM
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Since the self-organizing liveblogging is obviously not working at the house, I nominate emdash to start taking and posting pictures. Go!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:54 AM
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Okay, nearing Port City Java. Neb, make yourself knoWn!


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:55 AM
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Everyone should lobby that tall redhead IFYKWIMAITYD.

I thought apo was already there.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:55 AM
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Success!


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 10:58 AM
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692: We're just now walking to the Metro so may be later. We'll update once.we find a place to eat.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 11:01 AM
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Never thought I'd be glad to see the Washington Times logo.


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707: okay, we're heading to the metro too, so we've got a walk and a ride before we're in the vicinity.


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 11:05 AM
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Again, if anyone who lives nearby has decent portable speakers, might want to bring them. Or RCA-stereo to 3.5mm stereo cables. And that's the last I'll say about that.


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 11:07 AM
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BostonianGirl and a few others are going to the national Archives for the 1970s exhibit, then to see the national galleries for Ballet Russe


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 11:10 AM
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JM has destroyed a croque Madame.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 11:13 AM
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Take THAT, Madame!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 11:18 AM
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Muchel beer has been acquired.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 1:18 PM
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Nametags are going on.


Posted by: Benquo | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 1:45 PM
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Wine can apparently substitute adequately for bitters in an Old Fashioned. Either that or I'm a pretty undiscriminating drinker.


Posted by: Benquo | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 1:51 PM
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Teraz and Thorn and JM have been put to productive work in the kitchens.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 2:38 PM
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Teraz and Thorn and JM have been put to productive work in the kitchens.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 2:38 PM
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Thank goodness. Keep them busy. Who knows what they'd get up to otherwise.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 2:39 PM
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Stanley's car has been found! Ticketed. Maybe moved? Details unclear, more to follow.

Don't want to leave anyone hanging. It turns out I parked in a rush-hour zone that stopped being a legal spot right around the time we pulled in. At the advice of a helpful security guard at Safeway, I was on the phone with 911 (because 311 was apparently down for the weekend or something?), and the operator was looking up whether my car had been towed when the tow truck driver drove by and said, "Looking for your car? A silver Civic?" He directed me to the legal spot on the street where he (temporarily? to give him time to come back and tow the other cars in the zone maybe?) had left it. And there it was, with two fresh DC tickets on it: one for the illegal parking job, and one for the "relocation tow".

And then I found negative two hundred dollars.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 2:43 PM
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Slush fund!

I've been worried about parking issues if I come down (which is looking increasingly unlikely at this point).


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 3:32 PM
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721.1&2 to 720.last


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 3:33 PM
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Pauly Shore just showed up! He's telling us that we're the best!


Posted by: Benquo | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 4:07 PM
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Apparently Fontana Labs is Steven den Beste.


Posted by: Benquo | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 4:11 PM
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Chopper brought delicious wine.
Thorn worked hard in the kitchen.
My kid loves Unfogged people.
We escaped before Stanley showed up.
Check out the pic pool.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 5:40 PM
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"We should put on The Rite of Spring and have everyone enact a big Slavic fuckscene." -unnamed commenter.

(Is fuckscene hyphenated?)


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 7:57 PM
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Josh and I are having a glass of pork.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:15 PM
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"Fuckscene", as a participle form of "fucksaw", ought not be hyphenated.


Posted by: joyslinger | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 8:25 PM
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Thanks, all, for a ton of fun!


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 05-25-13 9:13 PM
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(Is fuckscene hyphenated?)

Not if it's done right.

In other news, I woke up late and I'm not going to be making the 6 hour or so drive from NY.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 05-26-13 7:34 AM
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725: Your limerick doesn't quite work, Will.


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