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Ideally there might be a coffee shop or restaurant with a small jungle gym type thing, for super easy parenting where we could just camp out for a spell, while you all drop in at your leisure?

What, like Burger King?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-19-13 8:23 PM
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Are children allowed in San Francisco? I feel like there's a nice place to check them at the airport.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-19-13 8:25 PM
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Are we still planning something for the Saturday?


Posted by: Mr. Blandings | Link to this comment | 11-19-13 8:30 PM
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I can't think of anyplace that would fit what you're looking for, at least not in The City or the near East Bay. There are some kid-friendly pubs in and around Berkeley, but none that are convenient to BART.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 11-19-13 8:38 PM
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Oh and 3: I was certainly planning on it. Can't speak for anyone else.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 11-19-13 8:40 PM
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1: In Texas there are nice restaurants that will have play areas, because they don't hate children.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 11-19-13 8:50 PM
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Comal was reasonably kid-friendly, wasn't it?


Posted by: Yawnoc | Link to this comment | 11-19-13 9:17 PM
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Sure, but it didn't have a jungle gym or like that.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 11-19-13 9:18 PM
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Not super perfectly BART friendly, but the Kensington Circus Pub in Kensington Circle has a handly play area for kids.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 11-19-13 9:24 PM
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6: Are you implying that Burger King isn't a nice restaurant?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-19-13 9:24 PM
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Comal is definitely a place where one adult has to devote full time to kid watching.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 11-19-13 9:25 PM
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Handy, not handly, obviously. And it's no jungle gym -- just a corner set up with some toys. But still.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 11-19-13 9:26 PM
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9: Yeah, Kensington Circus is one of the places I was thinking of (although apparently it's changed owners and it's not quite as great as it used to be). Lanesplitter on San Pablo would be another.

12: It always cracks me up that the toys are set up under the dart board.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 11-19-13 9:33 PM
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the Kensington Circus Pub

Sounds like a place that got confused about which continent it was supposed to be on.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 11-19-13 9:34 PM
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12: It always cracks me up that the toys are set up under the dart board.

Yes! It's a nice (deranged) touch.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 11-19-13 9:35 PM
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Lanesplitter is my favorite bowling-themed heavy metal band.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 11-19-13 9:37 PM
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A random Vietnamese restaurant very near the El Cerrito Plaza BART station has a play area for kids, and there is a decent but small bar next door (Elevation 66) with good food. Kensington Circus isn't completely inaccessible by public transit, but probably close to a 20 minute uphill walk from the same station. But surely Google has better suggestions than this.


Posted by: lurid keyaki | Link to this comment | 11-19-13 9:37 PM
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When I was last (and first) in San Francisco, there was a small lake with little boats you could row. I bet kids would like that. There's probably some run against bringing a cooler on the boats, but maybe there's somewhere to eat nearby. I don't remember.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-19-13 9:43 PM
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"run" s/b "rule"


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-19-13 9:44 PM
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Honestly, I would offer to host since I'll be home that afternoon (I think), but I think our place is less kidproofed than most childless homes. There are toys, though, and a fenced yard, and we are in the enviable position of having zero neighbors on either side that day (empty house & empty half-duplex). Also, I am the most awkward person in the world. But if nothing else comes along and you want to do the East Bay, let me know.


Posted by: lurid keyaki | Link to this comment | 11-19-13 9:46 PM
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Oh wait, I just figured out where we should go: Paisan. There still isn't a jungle gym or anything like that, but they could totally stick us out on the (covered, heated) patio and let the kids run around. Plus they (at least used to) have Pappy Van Winkle at the bar.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 11-19-13 9:49 PM
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Oh wait, sorry, there is in fact a major conflict I thought was the following week, so I can't do anything that day. As you were!


Posted by: lurid keyaki | Link to this comment | 11-19-13 9:59 PM
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Paisan looks perfect to me.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 11-19-13 10:27 PM
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The kids and I will be getting into SF on Tuesday - is this place transit friendly? Not sure what our car situation will be.


Posted by: RebeccaS | Link to this comment | 11-19-13 10:37 PM
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24: Not great, not horrible. You'd have to either take BART and then take two buses (on major roads, so lots of service) or take a transbay bus and then change in Berkeley. Or take a ~$10 cab ride from BART.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 11-19-13 11:02 PM
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BART + two buses is pretty horrible. I could possibly offer a ride from the city for up to 4.

What's the Saturday plan?


Posted by: Yawnoc | Link to this comment | 11-20-13 8:15 AM
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Originally we were available Saturday or Tuesday, but then my mom expressed preference that we meet our secret friends on Tuesday, so we're only free on Tuesday, now.

(I mean the rest of you are free to meet up on Saturday and I'd be sorry to miss it.)


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-20-13 8:20 AM
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The kids and I will be getting into SF on Tuesday - is this place transit friendly? Not sure what our car situation will be.

Morpheus and Persephone will make entertaining the HPs a breeze. And looking forward to meeting you in person, as well!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-20-13 8:21 AM
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Paisan sounds great. There doesn't need to be a formal jungle gym, as long as there's space for kids to play together.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-20-13 8:24 AM
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Sorry about the frequent failures, y'all. Should be less frequent henceforth!


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 11-20-13 8:29 AM
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Wait, is Heebie staying in the City and County of Frisco itself, without a car? Because if so getting to San Pablo in Berkely with kids in tow is a gigantic PITA.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 11-20-13 8:29 AM
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No, we're staying north, in a hotel near my brother's house in Corte Madera. And we're renting a car.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-20-13 8:34 AM
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a gigantic PITA with a generous portion of SPROUTS and also blocks of TOFU the size of SMALL DOGS.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-20-13 8:36 AM
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That makes much more sense then. Have fun driving across an awesomely scary bridge.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 11-20-13 8:39 AM
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It looks like Paisan is also accessible by the 49 from BART, no transfer, but don't know how frequent it is.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 11-20-13 8:44 AM
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What time are you all available? If we're going to be there two hours before everyone else, maybe we'll wander around and explore for a little bit, first.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-20-13 8:49 AM
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You should really make all these degenerates go to Marin. Where's your God of public tansportation now, fools?


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 11-20-13 8:49 AM
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Which is the scary bridge? The richmond/san rafael? What's scary about it? I used to hit 120 on that bridge every day. Ruled.

I also used to commute from the Oakland hills to Marin via public transportation. That... took a long time.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-20-13 8:51 AM
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Where's your God of public tansportation now, fools?

Everyone knows that public transportation is a joke in this town, so I'm not sure what your point is, Halford.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 11-20-13 8:54 AM
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I love that bridge so much, but, especially the route where you're on the bottom layer, it's claustophobic and metal and old and very long and has spoooooky openings on the side between the rails so you can see far far below where your car will inevitably get sucked through and fall into the Bay.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 11-20-13 8:56 AM
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Half-hourly, and last returning one departs 7:30.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 11-20-13 8:58 AM
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Sifu's vegetarian drag name is Tofu Sweety.

I had a weird night's sleep.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 11-20-13 9:01 AM
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I can also provide shuttle service to/from BART. It's really close by car.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 11-20-13 9:01 AM
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The Richmond/San Rafael Bridge is not double-deck, the traffic is on one level. Although split into lanes going East or West. Which really cuts down on the scariness. You must be thinking of the SF/Oakland Bay Bridge, Halford, it's the only double-deck bridge up here.

Re: Saturday, I re-propose any time between 11-2 at Café Twentieth Century or someplace else easily reached from the mid-Market maelstrom of Ncracker rehearsals. Do have to admit that the service at 20th C is appalling, my word those folks are flakes. But the drinks and food are tasty and it is pleasant aesthetically.

Sorry to miss the H-Gies!


Posted by: dairy queen | Link to this comment | 11-20-13 9:11 AM
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Twentieth Century Café! Not Café Twentieth Century! Get the honey cake and several knishes for me.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 11-20-13 9:17 AM
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I have never received bad service there. Evar.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 11-20-13 9:17 AM
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44.1: what? Yeah it is.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-20-13 9:18 AM
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Say what? The Richmond-San Rafael bridge most definitely is double-deck; Halford's description is spot-on.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 11-20-13 9:19 AM
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Arguments about what specific bridges look like are great, but unfortunately probably too easily resolved to get a really nice long juicy comment thread.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 11-20-13 9:29 AM
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I like the big orange bridge with all the giant cables.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-20-13 9:31 AM
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I cannot see how one can feel simultaneously claustrophobic and at risk of being sucked out of the same enclosed space.

Ergo -- Latin -- I'm pretty sure Halford is a bad-faith tale-teller and an opponent of all public spending on infrastructure.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 11-20-13 9:35 AM
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I can probably make it.


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 11-20-13 9:57 AM
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I'm sure I can make it because my only commitment most days is...well, I haven't any. I am committed to excellence. Yeah I'm not even that.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 11-20-13 9:59 AM
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Never took Smearcase for a member of Raider Nation.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 11-20-13 10:01 AM
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Opinions re bridges:

Driving east on the R/SR bridge I always feel like I am driving up up up into the void. Or at least off a cliff. Major vertigo. Only downhill skiing more unpleasant from a vertigo perspective. Going west doesn't create the same horrible sensation.

Light standards on new eastern span of Bay Bridge look like dental instruments for giants.

Piecemeal deconstruction of Carquines bridge was super fun to watch, like it was being eaten by meticulous ants.

Re meet up, occurs to me no children likely to attend so have potentially wider options. Happy with 20 c although apparently need to be accompanied by nosflow to be served well.


Posted by: dairy queen | Link to this comment | 11-20-13 10:05 AM
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apparently need to be accompanied by nosflow to be served well.

In this as in many other things.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 11-20-13 10:25 AM
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The always give the best service to people they think could use the boost.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11-20-13 10:40 AM
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The Geebies should get some chaat at Vik's corner for said item in the two hours before everyone else arrives.


Posted by: Otto Von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 11-20-13 1:07 PM
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58 gets it exactly right.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 11-20-13 1:17 PM
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I can likely make it as well.


Posted by: Grumbles | Link to this comment | 11-20-13 4:50 PM
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58: How close is that to Paisan's? I only get to eat Asian food a few times a year and I always crave it.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-20-13 6:43 PM
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How pathetic does that sentence sound. OTOH, the local tex-mex is the best.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-20-13 6:45 PM
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Oh man, I could ALWAYS go for some Vik's.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 11-20-13 6:46 PM
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I will submit an EXTREMELY rare non-paleo endorsement for 58, especially given 61. If you're going to be weak, do it that way. It's a very short drive from your restaurant, I think.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 11-20-13 6:50 PM
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61: 10 minutes walking, maybe 2 by car.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 11-20-13 6:56 PM
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Vik's aka 'how about some spicy potato with those spicy potatoes?' with a chole supplement, bien sur!

Make sure to snag a package of spicy fried cashews, option LARGE.


Posted by: dairy queen | Link to this comment | 11-20-13 7:28 PM
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Jackmormon and I will need it to be East Bay if we're going to be able to attend a Saturday event.


Posted by: Mr. Blandings | Link to this comment | 11-20-13 7:47 PM
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Where's your God of public tansportation now, fools?

Probably hanging out on the deck of the Larkspur Ferry.

I wonder if dairy queen is confusing the R/SR with the San Mateo bridge. Also, over time I grew to love the Dumbarton bridge, especially crossing the salt flats around sunset.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 11-20-13 8:30 PM
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Mr. Blandings: From 27, it looks like Tuesday is the day for a heebie-geebie meetup.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 11-20-13 8:33 PM
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Nope, no confusion between R/SR and D bridges as have mercifully limited experience of D bridge, and that experience tending to confirm it is the interminable path from wretched to abominable. And I say that as one who grew up in Castro Valley!

Looks like there are two meet-ups coalescing:

- Tuesday in the East Bay with Heebie Geebie and hangers on, fortified with fried spice cashews in opulent quantities and verywell attended.

- Saturday in SF which will likely consist of me hanging out at 20 c editing a brief whilst child rehearses 'round the corner, feebly sending out messages re what I am wearing so as to be identifiable to the unfogged ilk, and no one turning up.

BUT in case anyone does wish to join me on Saturday I pledge to post identifying details the day of.


Posted by: dairy queen | Link to this comment | 11-20-13 9:55 PM
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Just as long as you eat several knishes, dq.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 11-20-13 10:09 PM
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Then everything will be right.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 11-20-13 10:09 PM
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Butte America has just banned public drinking between 2 and 8 am. I don't see how you can say that everything will be right.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 11-20-13 10:18 PM
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I will do my best, nosflow! And here's to that lovely day in the future when I, too, will experience nosflow-level service at 20c by benefit of your company!

Maybe all get all dangerous and take my knitting to have an option from brief editing ...

BTW we are listening to Du Pres play the Beethoven sonatas right now and it is so amazingly beautiful, everyone should just do the same NOW. So so beautiful.


Posted by: dairy queen | Link to this comment | 11-20-13 10:29 PM
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So do we have a rough headcount and timeframe? I told Paisan we'd be 10 people at 5, but if there are going to be more of us or we're going to be there at a different time I should let them know.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 11-24-13 12:31 PM
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I can probably be there around 7, with IB, unless that's too late.


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 11-24-13 12:56 PM
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I can be there around 7 unless something goes wrong at work.


Posted by: Bave | Link to this comment | 11-24-13 1:25 PM
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7ish for me to. Does anybody need a ride from SF or from BART?


Posted by: Yawnoc | Link to this comment | 11-24-13 4:33 PM
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We'll probably leave by 8 at the latest, because that'll be 10 our time and the kids will be zonked. So if everyone's at work all afternoon, I imagine we'll wander around (maybe go to Vik's!) and be at Paisan's around...whenever someone will be there?

RebeccaS - what's your time frame?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-24-13 4:43 PM
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I will be there as early as anyone wants to show up, unless I am offered a job tomorrow and they'd like me to start the next day.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 11-24-13 5:39 PM
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Sweet so, heebie, smearcase can show up at 4 or so and you can leave the kids with him and explore a bit until other people arrive.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-24-13 5:55 PM
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Our flight gets into SF around noon - and we don't really have any specific other plans for the day - other than maybe a nap for the kiddos in the early afternoon - so it's pretty flexible - other than if we are taking public transportation that will take a while.


Posted by: RebeccaS | Link to this comment | 11-24-13 7:58 PM
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I'll post in this thread whenever we get our rental car and where we're headed, and just keep things updated.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 8:52 AM
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WOOO is everyone PUMPED or WHAT


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That was me.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 9:08 AM
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I'll be there tomorrow as early as anyone wants to hang out.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 11:39 AM
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J-mo!


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 11:44 AM
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Yay!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 11:46 AM
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I'm also free anytime after 1 or so. Maybe a late afternoon snack at Vik's (best to go with a group so we can get a bunch of different chaat) and then head to Paisan?


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 11:49 AM
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7ish for me to. Does anybody need a ride from SF or from BART?

I certainly wouldn't say no--I was going to take BART from Civic Center--but I can imagine it would be a hassle to try to coordinate. In any case, an email should be linked with my name there.


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 12:04 PM
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89 sounds great.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 1:20 PM
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Hoping to be there sometime after 5 - I'm coming up from the South Bay, so it's always a bit uncertain.

Meanwhile Heebie (or anyone else) - do you have any recommendations for a calculus text for a smart student who would be largely self-guided, but with the abillity to get some overall direction and to ask questions of an expert (moi) as needed? I can fill in some of the background at the meetup.


Posted by: Dave W. | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 6:14 PM
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Oh, so are we still thinking about Saturday too? Is Blandings coming tomorrow?


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 6:44 PM
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I'm still working Tuesday, so probably won't be there before 6.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 6:46 PM
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I will be there tomorrow; Blandings doesn't fly in until late late on Thursday. I will be happy to escape the bosom of my family tomorrow afternoon, and have told them that I am expected somewhere by 2.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 8:23 PM
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Which is to say, it would be fine if that were true, and also when I will be wandering around the area of Vik's Chaat even if untrue.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 8:26 PM
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I will also be wandering around that area in the early afternoon. We should coordinate! Smearcase? You in too?


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 11-25-13 8:58 PM
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92: A friend and I enjoyed working through some of Thompson's classic Calculus Made Easy several years ago. I remember it being a charming and non-intimidating book, which is certainly worth something for mathphobes such as myself.


Posted by: J, Robot | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 11:28 AM
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I learned Calculus from "Calculus the Easy Way" which I deeply love. It's written as kind of a fantasy novel about Calculus.


Posted by: Unfoggetarian: "Pause endlessly, then go in" (9) | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 11:39 AM
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Shall we just straight meet at Vik's at 2?


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 11:43 AM
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99 -- Bought and done. I've been slowly working my way through Khan Academy precalculus, so maybe my dream of being able to do calculus by the time I'm 40 will come true.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 11:43 AM
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Or maybe you'll get infinitesimally close but never quite get there.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 11:44 AM
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Does needing to know the area under the curve come up more in legal practice than I figured or is this for personal fulfillment?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 11:52 AM
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I have never had any professional or academic need to know calculus. I just kind of feel like not knowing it has kept me permanently at moron level.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 11:54 AM
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That's not it.


Posted by: Bave | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 11:57 AM
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Let's not get into the whole necessary/sufficient thing.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 11:59 AM
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Yeah, Vik's at 2. See you there!


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 12:50 PM
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Does compound interest as a way to get at e work? Leads naturally to integrals and exponential growth/decay, the most common application.

After that maybe the diffusion equation, leads to gaussians.

I have a pretty hard time with abstract topics without a problem that I care about to use as a focus.


Posted by: lw | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 1:09 PM
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107: remember to liveblog!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 2:22 PM
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Liveblogging: Paisan may be kinda pissed at me. They usually do a set menu for groups of 12 or more and they probably can't pull it together on short notice.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 3:01 PM
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We just landed. We will not be at Viks any time soon. See you all eventually.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 3:01 PM
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They usually do a set menu for groups of 12 or more and they probably can't pull it together on short notice.

Well, so what? Were we all intending to dine?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 3:05 PM
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I'm guessing we can be at Viks by 3:30-4?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 3:28 PM
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So I mean, enjoy your chaat, locals.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 3:29 PM
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I'm starving.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 3:30 PM
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Liveblog: luggage carousel.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 3:37 PM
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AirTran.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 3:50 PM
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Heebie, your liveblogging makes me glad I had to cancel a SFO flight on AirTran.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 3:54 PM
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111: It seems like many people aren't sure when they're coming or going, or if they're attending at all. I think a set menu for the group would be pretty frustrating for everyone in the circumstances.


Posted by: Bave | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 3:55 PM
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I have never had any professional or academic need to know calculus. I just kind of feel like not knowing it has kept me permanently at moron level.

My brother!


Posted by: knecht ruprecht | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 3:56 PM
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AirTran?


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 3:57 PM
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Now on a shuttle. Offsite rental agency seemed like a good idea a few weeks ago.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 4:04 PM
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AirTran was the little airport train to get to the on-site rental cars. Or to another shuttle.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 4:05 PM
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What's the address of Viks? Is it in Oakland?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 4:08 PM
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124: Oh, I was putting together delayed flight + slow baggage + airline name, not thinking of the train thingy, which I didn't realize had the same name. Hope rental car pickup is speedy.


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125: Berkeley, near the Marina.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 4:10 PM
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It's "AirTrain."


Posted by: Bave | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 4:14 PM
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God damn it Heebie not Vik's! It's Trader Vic's!


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 4:14 PM
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We have left Vik's! Now at a little cafe on San Pablo.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 4:15 PM
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120: it's more that they've got a relatively small kitchen so a larger group would completely overwhelm them. I can always tell them we'll just cut off the stragglers from food.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 4:16 PM
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According to my phone it'll take about 50 minutes to get there. In line offsite. VACATION wooo.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 4:17 PM
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Not going to make it today - I'm bummed.

Everyone have an embarrassing sex-related conversation for me.


Posted by: grumbles | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 4:17 PM
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AirTran is an airline. One of the cheapers ones that, along with Southwest, I usually flew back when I was in college.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 4:17 PM
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Wait so I don't get legendary cuisine?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 4:18 PM
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Use the code names people!


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 4:18 PM
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Use the code names people!


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 4:18 PM
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Who are the code names people?


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 4:19 PM
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It's a striker five niner at the Oakland Airport Hyatt RIGHT NOW!!


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 4:20 PM
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so where now?


Posted by: RebeccaS | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 4:20 PM
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Go! Go! Go! It's happening now!


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 4:20 PM
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I am on my way but I walked to lunch rather than biking and it's 2 buses from here to there, so I think I'll be a while.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 4:23 PM
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Smearcase! 10-16-32-53. Do it! go go go go. We have movement in Alpha Sector!


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 4:29 PM
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Is San Pablo near Viks? We are in the car and need a destination.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 4:30 PM
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City of San Pablo -- right now! Code names!


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 4:36 PM
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We should be there in 40 minutes.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 4:47 PM
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Getting ready to wind up at work - is the plan still to wind up at Paisan after 5, or is that getting pushed back due to delays in folks getting to Viks?


Posted by: Dave W. | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 4:51 PM
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I'm not at Vik's.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 4:52 PM
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We'll go back to Vik's!


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 4:54 PM
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Everything's now at Victor's, in San Pablo, but they'll be done soon. Hurry up, Dave W!!!


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 4:55 PM
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Are all these places close? We're not going to arrive as everyone is heading far away?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 4:55 PM
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Josh is embarrassed to be seen with us at Paisan. He's a regular.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 4:56 PM
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No, come to Vic's (Bancroft and 6th). We'll be there.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 4:57 PM
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No, come to Vic's (Bancroft and 6th). We'll be there.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 4:57 PM
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Ok.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 5:02 PM
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"No don't go! It's a trap!"


Posted by: torrey pine | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 5:05 PM
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Three pissed off kids, stuck in traffic. Wheeee.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 5:06 PM
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108: Having real problems to motivate math learning is always cool, but the problem is that lots of math stuff is basically learning various tools and manipulations that may come up later, and it can be hard to sort out exactly what you will need if you start out just focused on "exactly what do I need to learn to solve this particular problem." It can be done, of course, and a lot of post-school learning works that way.

One example of something that I think could be taught differently: they are teaching a very little bit of graphical linear programming to high school students (in alg2 or precalc), but most of the interesting problems involve more than two variables, and you can't graph the solutions to those, so kids wind up memorizing some techniques that don't help them solve interesting problems. I think it might be interesting to start kids off using a free LP-solver program (like LPsolve) to solve more interesting problems as a "black box", and then get into the graphing stuff as a conceptual explanation of what the program is doing. But that takes ready access to computers, which a lot of school districts can't assume.


Posted by: Dave W. | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 5:07 PM
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Traaaaaaaaaaaaaffic.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 5:11 PM
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You're too late Heebie -- they've all gone to Vik's.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 5:17 PM
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I saw a scene from Traffic being filmed.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 5:18 PM
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Ok, headimg to Vik's now. I'll probably get there 6ish.


Posted by: Dave W. | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 5:21 PM
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I was at a very good restaurant near Trafalgar Square (Terroirs). But I'm not there now.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 5:25 PM
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Go go go go go md 20/400. They're heading towards Paisano's now, on Victor Street.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 5:27 PM
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Vic's is actually at 4th and Channing, sorry!


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 5:28 PM
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I'm starting to question the billboards ETAs. 20 minutes ago it predicted 40 minutes, and now we're down to 35.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 5:29 PM
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Uh, is this place in kind of an industrial district?


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 5:29 PM
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It's in the middle of a disused warehouse, next to the wooden chair and length of rope. Have a seat and look around.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 5:33 PM
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We've maybe covered a mile in the past hour?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 5:33 PM
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It's too bad we didn't focus on the "Heebie drives from SFO to Berkeley at rush hour with several kids in the car" part of the plan sooner.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 5:35 PM
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Fueling up the suborbital launch system. I should be at Vik's in 45 minutes. (In the land of James Bond, these rockets are ubiquitous. In reality, less so.)

heebie-geebie, you have my sympathy. That drive sounds rotten.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 5:38 PM
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Yes. This has been one of the least pleasant hours in recent memory.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 5:38 PM
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Viks? Or Paisan? I will be at downtown Berkeley BART station shortly


Posted by: RebeccaS | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 5:44 PM
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We'll be at Vik's for another 45 minutes or so, then head to Paisan.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 5:48 PM
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"Heebie drives from SFO to Berkeley at rush hour the Tuesday before Thanksgiving with several kids in the car."
Traffic outside my house has been backed up for the last 4 hours.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 5:50 PM
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Wait, I want to know where heebie is now. Has the made it to Vik's? Is she stuck on the Richmond/San Rafael bridge? Did she actually drive to San Pablo on Halford's recommendation and now she's enraged? Fill us in!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 6:05 PM
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I think we will head straight to Paisan then should be there in about 20 min?


Posted by: RebeccaS | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 6:07 PM
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Pretend to be Halford, see what happens.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 6:08 PM
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This is even better than the whole potted palm mishegas at unfoggiddycon X.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 6:09 PM
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Across the bridge!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 6:10 PM
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But which bridge?!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 6:14 PM
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What did it sound like?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 6:14 PM
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We're meeting on treasure island, right?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 6:15 PM
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Oh you should! Go hang out at my old apartment.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 6:16 PM
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Welcome to Marin County.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 6:16 PM
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182 is sort of a deep cut, I now realize. Well, if anybody gets it, it'll make them very happy.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 6:17 PM
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Good. Now follow signs to the San Mateo bridge, and you'll be there.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 6:17 PM
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Decided to take the 72R up from Oakland since it stops right there. ETA 30-40min.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 6:20 PM
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Oh, but everyone has now gone back to Vic's in Emeryville. So go there first.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 6:21 PM
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I'm on a bus crawling up 880N. Tell Paisan if I get cut off from food, I'll be pissed.


Posted by: Yawnoc | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 6:27 PM
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Let me be the first to suggest Fresh Salt.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 6:28 PM
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Ok. I wandered into a factory, was packaged and shipped overseas.

No. But we are going to Paisan in like 37 seconds.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 6:30 PM
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PARKED. Near paisan's.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 6:31 PM
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183 is a joke, sure, but my MIL made a wrong turn in Oakland and ended up lost on Treasure Island. She needed new glasses. This was our first sign that my MIL will someday be cared for by the state.


Posted by: Yawnoc | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 6:33 PM
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TI is pretty darn small to get lost on.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 6:36 PM
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186: Sneakers?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 6:37 PM
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196: you know it!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 6:40 PM
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Code names!!


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 6:41 PM
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Yay!!!


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 6:41 PM
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Having totally failed an online coding test, I guess I'm going to head out now. To Paisan's, I guess?


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 6:46 PM
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That didn't make me very happy.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 6:47 PM
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Just you wait.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 6:49 PM
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I agree Nosflow, who wants Trapnel to come?


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 6:49 PM
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I wandered into a factory, was packaged and shipped overseas.

I am now picturing little rhythmic arcs of red, pulsating gently in the morning sun.


Posted by: Mr. Blandings | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 6:51 PM
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The Iberian Beauty, I would hope.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 6:51 PM
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Wait, at how many places are you having a meetup? Doesn't that kind of defeat the whole purpose of a meetup?


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 6:51 PM
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I should have driven down there, for all I got done yesterday and today.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 6:53 PM
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Everyone's now at Paisano's Pizza in Victorville -- go! It's closing soon!


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 6:55 PM
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Y'all should read this one aloud: http://furiousevening.tumblr.com


Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 6:55 PM
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206: it's a meet-around.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 6:56 PM
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I always suspected you people didn't really like each other very much.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 6:58 PM
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I would just like to point out that the liveblogging has really tapered off to unacceptable levels.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 7:00 PM
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Yay for San Leandro. I'm feeling paranoid about my destination. It's Paisan on San Pablo, right? (That question is for somebody other than Halford or Sifu.)


Posted by: Yawnoc | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 7:01 PM
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Also, I assume heebs is halfway to Yreka based on Halford's directions. Hey heebs, could you pick up an assorted case of cheap California booze before you cross the state line? I'll pay you back when you get here.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 7:02 PM
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212: It's just because each participant has gone to a different place, and now they're all just sitting alone with their phones going refresh refresh refresh.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 7:04 PM
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It's Paisan on San Pablo, right?

Meah


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 7:04 PM
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It's Paisan on San Pablo, right? (That question is for somebody other than Halford or Sifu.)

Yes.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 7:08 PM
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Heebie and family are here, as are RebeccaS and Minivet. And you'll just have to guess where "here" is.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 7:09 PM
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I have hit the button to summon the elevator.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 7:11 PM
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BART delay - extra metal on the tracks.


Posted by: Bave | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 7:12 PM
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An elevator?! What kind of crazy futuristic skyscraper restaurant are you guys at, here? Meetup at Nakatomi Plaza! Geez.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 7:12 PM
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And you'll just have to guess where "here" is.

That comment was posted from inside the house!


Posted by: torrey pine | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 7:13 PM
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220: yeah I'm on the platform now and just learned this. God knows when I'll get there now. Think they're covering up a suicide, or it's actually just debris?


Posted by: X.Trapnel | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 7:16 PM
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Haha good one Josh. But, seriously guys, Minivet and I are in our way over to the other place. We'll save a table!!


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 7:16 PM
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Hey, Bart is delayed.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 7:16 PM
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Think they're covering up a suicide, or it's actually just debris?

"Damn, that guy's dead. Well, chuck some metal on him so people can't see."


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 7:18 PM
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+ <i> </i>


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 7:18 PM
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Bad meetup or worst meetup?


Posted by: Yawnoc | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 7:18 PM
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Least-accessible-to-lurkers meetup.


Posted by: torrey pine | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 7:22 PM
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Guys, don't worry about BART closing. Everyone take the Larkspur Ferry.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 7:23 PM
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Meetup on the lower deck of the Dumbarton bridge!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 7:27 PM
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Is anybody else in the HOV lane on 880N? Meet me here with a nice bourbon?


Posted by: Yawnoc | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 7:31 PM
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Just pulled off at Jack London Sq, about 8 mi away. Traffic was doing 5-10 mph, but it looks like it opens up N of here. So Paisan now?


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 7:31 PM
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You heard the man! Go, JMcQ! Go!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 7:31 PM
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We are eating pizza and drinking wine at Paisan. Delicious!


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 7:32 PM
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That was me.


Posted by: Dave W. | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 7:32 PM
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That was me.


Posted by: Dave W. | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 7:32 PM
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235 is kind of rubbing it in, don't you think?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 7:33 PM
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This is fucking absurd.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 7:34 PM
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nosflow is trapped in an elevator.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 7:34 PM
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A Pittsburg/Bay Point train just pulled up, but it's too packed to board.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 7:35 PM
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I'm not saying you should stop -- far from it -- but this liveblogging is some intensely real shit.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 7:37 PM
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Don't worry, Ben. If I get there before you, I can start the monad tutorial.


Posted by: Yawnoc | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 7:37 PM
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Unfogged meetup slash Seinfeld episode


Posted by: Yawnoc | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 7:38 PM
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243: just make sure to start general.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 7:38 PM
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I am eating tonnarelli cacio e pepe and drinking wine. Delicious!

I am alone, but per 215 I guess I'm at the meetup.


Posted by: Mr. Blandings | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 7:39 PM
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I think I'm on the train that's too full for nosflow.


Posted by: X.Trapnel | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 7:41 PM
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I'm here at the meetup. Travel was fine since I just had to walk from the kitchen. The pizza is fine, but contra JM I'm not sure I'd call it "delicious". The beer is good.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 7:42 PM
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I'll keep an eye peeled for extra metal.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 7:42 PM
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But what do I do now? I meant to be on the Richmond line. Transfer to a bus? Aaah!


Posted by: X.Trapnel | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 7:43 PM
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247 hits new levels of poignancy. I hope eventually somebody can make a sorta sweet/sorta sad children's book out of this.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 7:43 PM
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Oh hey you guys I just googled Paisan and it's actually pretty close to Vik's.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 7:44 PM
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Don't tweakers just pick up all the extra metal? What's the holdup?


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 7:46 PM
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I am full of murderous rage.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 7:47 PM
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Don't forget to liveblog!


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 7:47 PM
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The logistics of this thing are pretty epic, but shouldn't someone have taken the ferry to Jack London Square?


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 7:48 PM
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I'm still holding out for a horror story where 218 is Josh's kidnapping/ransom note, 235 is because JM has Stockholm syndrome, and at the end of the evening a crazed lurker bursts in seeking vengeance on Halford for giving misleading directions.


Posted by: torrey pine | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 7:53 PM
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250 If you get off at 12th street you can grab the 72/72m/72r all of which go straight up to Paisan. Get off at Dwight & San Pablo.


Posted by: Josh's girlfriend who feels bad for trapnel | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 7:55 PM
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258-- thanks! Any reason not to do that at 19th, same buses? We're finally moving, and bart should be faster for those 7 blocks, yes?


Posted by: X.Trapnel | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 7:57 PM
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256: we haven't heard from Bave for a while. Maybe he's on a boat!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 8:02 PM
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This is the greatest, most relaxed meetup ever. I'd be in my pajamas, if I had pajamas.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 8:03 PM
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Made it to Oakland!


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 8:06 PM
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And I'm drinking wine. So, pajamas. Is "pyjamas" exotically foreign, or is it just the usual contrarian British English bullshit? You people must have something to talk about.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 8:07 PM
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12th st city center w00t


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 8:07 PM
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Lots of children!

(Lots of cocktails!)


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 8:07 PM
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Just a reminder that we can totally pick people up from BART!


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 8:08 PM
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Me too! Waiting for bus at 14th. Now eat has nosflow gets on the bus, which is then too full for me...


Posted by: X.Trapnel | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 8:08 PM
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"Pyjamas" is unacceptable coming from an Oregonian dude.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 8:09 PM
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'Eat has' s/b 'watch'


Posted by: X.Trapnel | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 8:10 PM
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265: hooray! (Hooray!)


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 8:11 PM
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I've lost track of whether anybody besides heebie's kids has actually arrived.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 8:12 PM
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Photo of h-g offspring on Smearcase's lap in the flickr pool, please.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 8:13 PM
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On bus! No Nosflow. Did he bring his bike on BART? He may have!


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 8:13 PM
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Strong refusal re: 272.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 8:20 PM
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But that's why I asked! Uncle Smearcase, be nice.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 8:21 PM
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272 will never happen.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 8:23 PM
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It could if you got a job as a department store Santa. You could write something funny about that!


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 8:24 PM
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I am prepared to call in an order to Paisan for as many as you want of whatever cocktail you want if I can see that photo.


Posted by: Mr. Blandings | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 8:34 PM
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One of the kids got broken. I had nothing to do with it.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 8:34 PM
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Don't listen to Josh.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 8:51 PM
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We are now pretty much all here: HG, Jammies, the Geebie children, RebeccaS and her children, Josh, Smearcase, Trapnel, nosflow, Yawnoc, DaveW, Minivet, and yrs truly. Possible late arrivals include the Iberian beauty and Josh's girlfriend.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 8:52 PM
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And Bave, of course.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 8:55 PM
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Enjoy! And don't let the children have any knife fights.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 9:03 PM
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The great thing is it took so long for everybody to get there that now nobody can ever leave!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 9:05 PM
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Our children are passed out with varying degrees of pathetic-ness.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 9:11 PM
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Any on smearcase's lap?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 9:12 PM
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Is that a high or low degree of pathetic-ness?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 9:14 PM
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Photos of Smearcase and baby have been taken.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 9:27 PM
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And what cocktail would you request from Blandings?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 9:29 PM
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That picture is everything I could have hoped.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 9:32 PM
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291: Oh god yes.

What'll it be?


Posted by: Mr. Blandings | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 9:35 PM
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Their website doesn't show any drinks with "Lady" in the name.


Posted by: Mr. Blandings | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 9:38 PM
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I should probably feel uncomfortable with seeing people bribed into photos for drink money, but Mr. Smearcase is continuing trapnel's precedent of pure awesomeness!


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I think they should get a round of Negronis.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 9:46 PM
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Why does the baby look so scared?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 9:55 PM
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288: excellent.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 10:29 PM
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Their website doesn't show any drinks with "Lady" in the name.

Yeah that part was sad. I actually broke the rule and let myself off the hook the other night when something had "femme" in the name and I didn't really feel like drinking it.

Anyway ARE YOU ALL HAPPY NOW?


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297.last: More than you can possibly imagine.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 11-26-13 11:08 PM
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288: Nunc dimittis servum tuum, Domine.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 11-27-13 12:46 AM
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Are they still there?


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300: one presumes.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-27-13 4:53 AM
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That photo was awesome. I hope Smearcase got free drinks the rest of the night. (So, did the folks at Paisan freak out about the group?)


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284 to 300.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 11-27-13 5:11 AM
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Nah, everything worked out okay in the end. I think I'll be able to show my face in there again.


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Just got home, Josh?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-27-13 5:18 AM
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You would not *believe* how the Geebie kids party.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 11-27-13 5:20 AM
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They're at the End Up now, I bet.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-27-13 5:28 AM
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Ace!


Posted by: J, Robot | Link to this comment | 11-27-13 9:13 AM
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307: You're more right than you know. (Ah, Hokey Pokey.)


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 11-27-13 9:15 AM
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Solid liveblogging. Great photo. Super fun-sounding meetup. Strong work, everyone. I'm totally jealous.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11-27-13 9:38 AM
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