Re: Meet up - Pittsburgh!

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I should be free. Let me know what you're thinking of.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 1-13 12:30 PM
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Me too.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 11- 1-13 12:46 PM
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Me too.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 11- 1-13 12:46 PM
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So that makes 4 of us.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 11- 1-13 12:46 PM
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We could go to the Squirrel Cage, unless anybody is picky about breathing.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 1-13 12:48 PM
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That was extremely specific trolling.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 1-13 12:49 PM
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6 to?

I for one object to the Squirrel Cage. I love being able to breathe in bars.

Where will Kraab be?


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 11- 1-13 12:54 PM
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Excellent! I'll probably be staying out near the airport, but I can come to wherever is convenient for yinz.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 11- 1-13 12:56 PM
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If we're out of our busy season at work, I'd be sorely tempted to make this a road trip. If I took Monday and Tuesday off work and slept all day Tuesday, I wouldn't mind driving back at night and I'd only miss one bedtime....


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 11- 1-13 1:11 PM
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You have more stamina than I do! It would be lovely to see you.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 11- 1-13 1:19 PM
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6 to 5. 7 was the Standpipe to 6.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 1-13 1:35 PM
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Let me be the first to suggest Kelly's.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11- 1-13 1:46 PM
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The Salt isn't fresh.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 1-13 1:48 PM
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8 makes me wonder if the only reason SK is going to Pburgh is so she can go around saying yinz to everyone. NTTAWWT.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 11- 1-13 1:51 PM
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I think Kelly's is closed Mondays.

Ooh! Bar Marco! Mondays they have No Menu Mondays, when there are guest bartenders.

And hooray for Thorn roadtripping (if she does).


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 11- 1-13 2:56 PM
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15.1: That did occur to me.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11- 1-13 2:59 PM
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But I still posted it. The other thing I've learned at meetups is that if JRoth says a drink is good it generally is. He seems to have deep knowledge in that space, whereas I have very little, so his recommendations have been very welcome.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11- 1-13 3:12 PM
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The Squirrel Cage has Christmas carols in its jukebox, apparently. And somebody here doesn't have a proper respect for seasonality.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 3-13 6:51 PM
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I probably can't make it. I forgot that when someone in the family has a psych emergency in the last week of October, the first time the crisis psychiatrist can make an appointment is November 25 and I should really be there to fact-check and support and help. So unless we can actually get crisis help promptly, I'm probably out. Blech!


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 11- 3-13 7:06 PM
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I'll come anyway, but I'm disappointed.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 3-13 7:17 PM
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Disappointed at life, not you. Anyway, at least I had a salad with fries in an atmosphere of 50% tobacco smoke. Really fortifies me for the week.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 3-13 7:30 PM
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Plus, rusty nails with a twist.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 3-13 7:54 PM
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Rusty screws?


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 11- 3-13 7:57 PM
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That would explain the WD40 back.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 3-13 7:59 PM
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According to the TV, I may have lost 40% of my testosterone. At least I did better there than with money.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 3-13 8:10 PM
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Stupid IRA.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 3-13 8:13 PM
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I guess better the collapse I'd global capitalism than my testicles.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 3-13 8:16 PM
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I guess better the collapse of global capitalism than my testicles.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 3-13 8:17 PM
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Stupid phone.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 3-13 8:18 PM
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Stupid late capitalism/middle age.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 3-13 8:22 PM
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Mostly late capitalism.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 3-13 8:24 PM
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Lenin predicted that returns to capital would decrease and that my joints would hurt.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 3-13 8:26 PM
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Lennon? Which one married Yoko and rode in a sealed train?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 3-13 8:30 PM
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Why did they seal the train? "Hey Jude" isn't that.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 3-13 8:32 PM
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+ bad.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 3-13 8:34 PM
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You're not supposed to live-blog your benders at the Squirrel Cage every day, just during the meetup.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 11- 3-13 8:35 PM
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I did meet somebody, but they left.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 3-13 8:37 PM
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ned! You just prevented Moby from getting the full sidebar! One or two more comments and he would have had it.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 11- 3-13 8:38 PM
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Also, not a bender. My lips aren't even numb.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 3-13 8:38 PM
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36 is crazy talk.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 11- 3-13 8:40 PM
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Also, I haven't been here in ten days or so.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 3-13 8:46 PM
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Or maybe seven days.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 3-13 8:46 PM
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Threadjack: How about Providence, RI later this week? Anyone live around there?


Posted by: J, Robot | Link to this comment | 11- 3-13 9:04 PM
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Buddy Cianci comments under the pseud "Witt".


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 11- 3-13 9:57 PM
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44 is either cruel or brilliant.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 3-13 10:13 PM
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Or both.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 3-13 10:18 PM
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People should stop screwing with the meet-up threads so they can be used for coordination. Assholes.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 3-13 10:26 PM
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47 to 46.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 3-13 10:37 PM
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Yeah, 46! Don't be such an asshole!


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 11- 3-13 11:40 PM
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So, shall we say Bar Marco at a time of Sir Kraab's choosing?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11- 4-13 10:51 AM
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Sounds fine to me. I'm thinking 7ish, but I'm waiting to find out how long my meeting is likely to last.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 11- 4-13 12:24 PM
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Is Bar Marco what used to be the Firehouse?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 4-13 12:27 PM
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The appointment I'm complaining about got rescheduled for the morning, so I could easily still make a 7 pm meetup, though that makes the idea of driving home in time to get everyone up for school a little less plausible....


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 11- 4-13 12:32 PM
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52: It's on the first floor of that building (in the space that used to be the Library).


Posted by: lambchop | Link to this comment | 11- 4-13 12:35 PM
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Was the Library a library or a bar called the library?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 4-13 12:37 PM
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55: Are you thinking of the Library in Columbus?


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 11- 4-13 12:39 PM
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Maybe. Whole bunches of memories get blurred in my head. I'm not sure I was ever at the Library in Columbus, unless you mean Hillman. I remember Larry's and the Outer In.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 4-13 12:41 PM
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Don't go to the Library in Minneapolis. It is horrible.


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 11- 4-13 12:41 PM
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Google says Larry's closed. You bastards.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 4-13 12:43 PM
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59: Yes. That was sad.


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 11- 4-13 12:50 PM
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57: , unless you mean Hillman.

That's near where the Olentangy meets the Mon. right?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11- 4-13 12:50 PM
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57: Your memories are blurred! Hillman is in Pittsburgh.

I meant this Library --http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/library-bar-columbus?select=qeIqXu8pTzUekpT3XZDHGw#qeIqXu8pTzUekpT3XZDHGw


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 11- 4-13 12:52 PM
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Love? No. That was UNL. Thompson?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 4-13 12:53 PM
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63: Yes. The William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library -- where I met my wife.


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 11- 4-13 12:58 PM
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62 is the explicit 61; I assumed Moby was making a subtle joke on Whole bunches of memories get blurred in my head. But then"subtle" and "Moby."


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11- 4-13 1:55 PM
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I'm very subtle, but nobody notices.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 4-13 1:57 PM
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I have Monday and Tuesday off work, am waiting to hear how much solo childcare Lee's okay with doing in terms of whether I have to drive back Monday night or Tuesday morning. If I stay overnight, could I crash with someone from the meetup? (And all of this is predicated on the hospital release going well today and things being good at home, so I could end up having to back out at the last minute.)


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 11-13-13 9:20 AM
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When JRoth asked me to bump this up, I wrote "bumpity bumpity bump" and save it, and forgot to update the posting date. But it did APPEAR to have been bumped, if you scrolled through the FA.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-24-13 7:26 AM
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You're a peach, heebz!

My plan is to arrive in town 5ish probably and stay with sir kraab.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 11-24-13 7:47 AM
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Not sure what time we will meet, JRoth surely more versed in Bar Marco details than I.

I'm available starting about 4 for any pre-meetup perambulations or other adventures on the North Shore, Downtown or Strip. Might have suggested the Warhol (which I work next door to), but closed on Monday, and their hours suck in general (closed at 5 most days).


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11-24-13 9:02 AM
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Alas, I'll be in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, but for a sad occasion - my mother died on Saturday (long illness, no surprise) and the funeral is on Wednesday in the North Hills. Mom was a CMU fine arts grad and attended (Carnegie Tech) with Warhol for a while in the late 40s - she said that he just shone with talent. So think of me and her - I certainly wish I could be there on Monday.


Posted by: bill | Link to this comment | 11-24-13 1:23 PM
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I *still* don't know what time my meeting will be, so not sure when I'll be free. Definitely by 7, but maybe earlier.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 11-24-13 1:23 PM
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71: My sorry to hear about your mother. My sympathies.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-24-13 1:29 PM
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So sorry, bill. We'll raise a glass to her.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 11-24-13 1:34 PM
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All good thoughts for you and your family, bill.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 11-24-13 1:45 PM
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I'm sorry, bill. Sounds like she would have had good stories for the meetup too! I hope everything goes smoothly for you and your family.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 11-24-13 2:06 PM
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Can't be too many left of Warhol's classmates. I'll be proud to toast her. And to think of you.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 11-24-13 4:50 PM
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SO Bar Marco opens at 5, but I assume we won't be starting that early. Are we awaiting ETAs from Thorn and Kraab?


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 8:38 AM
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I don't think I can get there that early. Maybe by six.

Also, I'll put my email here for those who don't have it.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 8:39 AM
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I should be able to make 6 or 7 at the latest.


Posted by: Rance | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 8:58 AM
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What are we up to, 6 people? 7? Getting there relatively early to secure a big table is probably important (it's not a big place).

Actually, Kaya, which is 2-3 blocks away, would be a good backup plan, as it's rather larger.

Plan A remains Marco, but if there's no way to get more than a 4-top, maybe we'll need to decamp. Thoughts?


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 9:49 AM
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81: Cannot two next to each other serve? We can rotate like in volleyball.

I can do early table-grabbing if needed.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 9:52 AM
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I may be able to get there early, but I lack the level of assertion required to defend a table for very long if I'm outnumbered.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 9:58 AM
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If JRoth rides his bike there tonight I will be impressed.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 10:13 AM
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Google Maps tells me I'll be at the hotel by 4:30 if all goes to plan, but bussing to Bar Marco will take another 90 minutes from there and so probably isn't my best bet. That might be worth an expensive cab ride instead. I will check in with Stormcrow and Sir Kraab before doing anything more exciting than driving to Pittsburgh.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 10:16 AM
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I may be able to help reserve tables -- has a time that this going down been picked?


Posted by: Rance | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 11:00 AM
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I'd say 7 would be best bet for discussion so far. some may get there earlier. Did not realize it was a reservation place.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 11:19 AM
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I meant reserve as in, sitting there holding one till people arrive. Not a reservation for the place. (I don't know if they take reservations there; their website didn't say that either.)

The good thing is that its Monday -- unlikely to be super crowded. According to their website, they don't have a menu on Mondays.


Posted by: Rance | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 12:21 PM
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Ah.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 1:26 PM
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Psst, JP, you were right about Herring in the VA AG race. By 165 votes out of 1.1 million.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 1:39 PM
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I'm planning my bike gear right now!

No Menu Monday doesn't mean no food - it means guest chefs. Or at least, that's what it generally means. I'd feel better if the website named tonight's guest chef, but they don't seem super-engaged with the website.

No, wait, Instagram!


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 2:20 PM
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I'll be there about 7 as well.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 2:21 PM
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So I shouldn't stop at Arby's before going?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 3:02 PM
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I feel like any Unfogged Pittsburgh meetup should include a guided tour of Arby's by Moby.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 3:11 PM
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Sir Kraab and I are at the hotel. Google Maps seems to have been watching my participation in unfogged discussions and routed me through the backroads of Ohio where I could look at handwritten anti-Obama signs and non-stop Walmart trucks.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 3:32 PM
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Are you driving in?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 3:34 PM
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As the one with the cat, I just voted we take a cab because otherwise that's another hour behind the wheel for me (because selfish).


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 3:44 PM
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Cat people are the most selfish people of all.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 3:45 PM
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Cat should be car. That the mistake i making me giggle means this is a very good or very bad night to meet Moby.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 3:45 PM
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Kobe's coming, right?

Save him a seat anyway.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 3:53 PM
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I'd offer you a ride, but I don't think cats like to be on bikes.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 3:54 PM
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Heading over.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 4:14 PM
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Is anybody there yet?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 4:16 PM
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Meah


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 4:26 PM
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Update. If anybody is there, a guy in a black top coat is about to walk in.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 4:28 PM
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Then I'll be in after him.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 4:28 PM
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Did somebody call in a reservation or did I steal a table?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 4:31 PM
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This is sterling liveblogging.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 4:32 PM
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Nobody is here to talk to.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 4:34 PM
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5 here. Incl Thorn & Kraab. JRoth only one missing,


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 4:54 PM
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On my way!

You punctual motherfuckers.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 5:16 PM
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110: dance pentagon!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 5:17 PM
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Dance diamond being desribed


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 5:28 PM
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Apparently very slowly which is distracting you from the mfing liveblogging.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 5:47 PM
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JRoth is here. Advising on drinks at my insistence.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 5:50 PM
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Now: Stab!


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 5:51 PM
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JRoth just inented adrink for me.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 5:57 PM
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Rusty Nail for Moby. Others are talking earnestly.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 6:00 PM
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Tom Corbett sucks.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 6:02 PM
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Farm accidents of Nebraska.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 6:06 PM
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120: oh good, glad you're airing that out.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 6:14 PM
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JRoth invents good. Or these guys make good, Both I think.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 6:17 PM
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Sounds like they're all pretty deep in conversation. Good time for a stabbing.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 6:22 PM
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Stuff.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 6:52 PM
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Oh that is just not very good liveblogging, Stormcrow. Just not very good.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 6:59 PM
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Moby never saw apo in Durham as far as he recalls. Rance lives in a place. Cell phones. Unions.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 7:17 PM
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Tweety not the boss of us. Attica!


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 7:18 PM
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Moby describing his management techniques. Also Arbys dessert choices.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 7:27 PM
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Bathroom has a basket of tp and hand towels. Seems like a potential problem.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 7:30 PM
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Or a good place to hide a knife.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 7:37 PM
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Oh man Moby shit in the hand towels already this meetup sounds awesome.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 7:43 PM
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A drink for bill & his mother and Carnegie Tech.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 7:46 PM
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131 Feh, we had discussion of lesbian horse orgasm porn, can yinz beat that?


Posted by: President Afraid of Violating SOOBC | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 7:53 PM
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Overton Window!


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 8:01 PM
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A drink for bill & his mother and Carnegie Tech.

You warmed my cockles! Back at you and many thanks.


Posted by: bill | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 8:02 PM
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JRoth mountain bike triumph over his sister from 10 years ago .


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 8:03 PM
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134: transfenestrate!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 8:04 PM
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|| How drunk do you have to be to call this guy for a ride? |>


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 8:05 PM
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Condolences, bill.

Also, you all are triggering feelings of meetup envy. Though I thought it was supposed to be a knife fight, not a stabbing.


Posted by: torrey pine | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 8:23 PM
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BOGF


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 8:34 PM
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JRoth faster than 7 year old girls.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 8:40 PM
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Oops, 9 year olds.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 8:40 PM
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I have met three new people and now know many hidden things. It was great.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 9:04 PM
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Moby, are you on your bus yet?

Rance is getting called out as needing to comment more.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 9:15 PM
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I'm on a warm bus.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 9:16 PM
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Right next to Thompson Library.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 9:16 PM
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Good night, Pittsburgh, and thank you!


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 9:19 PM
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The bus moves faster than the library.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 9:21 PM
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Hwy, it's snowing.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 9:30 PM
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Is the bus faster than JRoth?


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 9:35 PM
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He probably beat me home.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 9:40 PM
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Wait, what snow?

Had a great ride home via Pittsburgh's first bike boulevard.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 9:42 PM
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A bit of snow was falling as I went home.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 9:48 PM
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Home.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 9:51 PM
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Was it snowing?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 9:56 PM
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Based on how bad I don't feel this morning, I'm wondering how much of my feeling bad other mornings is because of smoke-filled bars instead of alcohol.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 6:42 AM
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AB's doctor, about 6 months ago, told her that the volume of drinking was fine, but that she should take 1 or 2 nights off per week - IOW, better 15 drinks in 5 days than 15 in 7. As a good husband, as well as a middle-aging person, I've joined her.

And it turns out that the lousy I feel most mornings has nothing to do with the drinking. I just don't like getting out of bed.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 7:46 AM
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I do that also, except it's more like 15 drinks in three days. Except holidays, maybe I'll not take off. I don't want to disappoint the pilgrims.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 7:50 AM
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Speaking of which, I'm wondering how Togolosh's experimental week of no drinking went.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 8:15 AM
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The level of drinking that's enough to give me an unpleasant hangover keeps on dropping. I felt terrible the next morning after Chopper was in town, and that was three or four beers and home by ten thirty, nothing epic. And then two whiskeys out with Buck on Saturday left me unhappy Sunday morning. My usual beer or glass of wine with dinner seems to not be doing me any harm, but I'm getting seriously gunshy about a second.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 8:31 AM
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159: It went well-ish. Didn't drink but found the resulting evenings of sobriety kind of dull. Need to find more exciting stuff to do to keep me entertained. I'm into week two now and working on a routine that's different enough from my previous one that it does not trigger the impulse to grab a glass of wine.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 8:34 AM
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160: Hangovers have a lot to do with dehydration. Pounding down a couple of glasses of water helps enormously in my experience. Either before bed or right when you get up seems to work well.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 8:36 AM
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So, you're not only drinking less but have new motivation to have more actual fun. Sounds like a win all around.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 8:37 AM
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162: Come to think, that might have been what happened Wednesday and Saturday. I do reflexively drink a quart of seltzer if I'm going to bed after a big night out, but both nights I was basically sober by the time I was going to sleep, and worrying about a hangover didn't occur to me.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 8:40 AM
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Need to find more exciting stuff to do to keep me entertained.

Powerlifting!


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 9:07 AM
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Also, that's great that you're still the boss of your drinking.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 9:07 AM
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Also, that's great that you're still the boss of your drinking.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 9:07 AM
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Really great. It was almost three times as great, but thankfully I waited a bit.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 9:08 AM
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Really great. It was almost three times as great, but thankfully I waited a bit.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 9:08 AM
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Never mind.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 9:08 AM
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I'm laughing at you, Megan.

Last year my 40th was the day after Turkey Day and I had a huge party, including my sister and dad in town. That led seamlessly into holiday festivities, and I basically drank way too much for a month straight. I normally drink so much water during the day that I don't need to be that careful at night, but it got to the point that, both for hydration and for limiting consumption, I had to make myself drink a glass of water before I'd refill my wine or bourbon.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 10:00 AM
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I had an easy drive despite the snow, and actually the gray sky and snow made central Ohio much prettier. I've been home for a while, picked up the girls and fed the baby, got dinner going and now I'm loading the dishwasher. I even almost got hit twice in the Trader Joe's parking lot, which makes me fear Moby's influence is greater than any of us realize.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 4:24 PM
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Oh, and I drank so much water last night that I used the bathroom more times than I usually do in a week, I think. So that's the downside.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 4:25 PM
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Glad you got back safe.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 4:27 PM
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