Re: NYC Meetup Friday

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Thanks for the thread- I'll be staying near Rockefeller but I'm open to going wherever, although I did discover that the subway doesn't really go to the upper east side.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 10- 6-15 6:26 AM
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WOO MEETUP


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10- 6-15 12:45 PM
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Oh, hey. Upper east side is Blandings/Jackm's neighborhood -- I don't know a good spot there, but they might. And you're looking for the 6 train, which is on Lexington. They've been putting a new line in on 2d Avenue since the seventies, and it should be done any day now.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 10- 6-15 1:00 PM
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Fresh Salt would be inconvenient for ME.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 10- 6-15 1:01 PM
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I don't yet know where I'm staying, though, actually. I could possibly get there. I dunno. I dunno, man.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 10- 6-15 1:04 PM
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But have you ever been to Fresh Salt, nosflow? I mean, have you ever really been to Fresh Salt?


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 10- 6-15 1:10 PM
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Apparently I am staying in Hell's Kitchen.

I have never been to Fresh Salt!


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 10- 6-15 1:45 PM
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(I will point out, as usual, that Fresh Salt is not a particularly remarkable bar. We've usually been able to find places to sit, and it's convenient for my office, but it's not a tourist attraction in itself.)


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 10- 6-15 2:23 PM
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(Although it is easily reached by the 4/5 from the Upper East Side (which is the express version of the 6), and the A from Hell's Kitchen.)


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 10- 6-15 2:25 PM
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It's a long way from not-California Oakland.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10- 6-15 2:25 PM
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If you were committed to your responsibilities as a commenter, you'd show up anyway.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 10- 6-15 2:26 PM
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I do look for reasons to go to New York, but it's really inconveniently located.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10- 6-15 2:44 PM
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So far from the East Coast.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 10- 6-15 2:45 PM
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Google maps thinks Fresh Salt is like 36 minutes from my hotel! The balance being walking thence to the subway station, apparently.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 10- 6-15 2:51 PM
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The parts of the east coast that aren't near the ocean have poor rail service.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10- 6-15 2:51 PM
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That's plausible, it's not all that close to the subway stop on this end. Maybe a ten minute walk? That seems high, but could be.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 10- 6-15 2:56 PM
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I wonder if I can get anything comped at Le Bernadin on the strength of being my sister's brother. Probably not.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 10- 6-15 2:59 PM
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Would it be ill advised to CitiBike to it?


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 10- 6-15 3:15 PM
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You should ride Citibike to the meet up.


Posted by: Opinionated Ill | Link to this comment | 10- 6-15 3:24 PM
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Not remotely. They're not great bikes, but you probably didn't expect them to be.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 10- 6-15 3:27 PM
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I used the system in London last year and got a moderately nonfunctional one 1 out of 5 rides. But then you just trade for a working one.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 10- 6-15 4:03 PM
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I wonder if I can get anything comped at Le Bernadin on the strength of being my sister's brother. Probably not.

If you can, see if you can then stretch it to certain of your internet acquaintances.


Posted by: Mr. Blandings | Link to this comment | 10- 6-15 6:02 PM
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I will review options closer to Rockefeller with JM.


Posted by: Mr. Blandings | Link to this comment | 10- 6-15 6:09 PM
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We don't really have any good ideas for up this way, and I tend to expect UES bars to generally be loud and Chetty. I suppose the new incarnation of the Subway Inn could be a possibility, but we haven't been there so can't confirm. Does that leave us with Fresh Salt? We're happy to travel anywhere.


Posted by: Mr. Blandings | Link to this comment | 10- 8-15 9:32 PM
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I'm on third world high speed rail heading down. Anything is fine with me, I'm free from 5pm on.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 6:17 AM
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I likely won't be free until around 8.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 6:27 AM
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SP is going to be really drunk by the time you get there.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 6:29 AM
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I hate to say this, but I spent the day at home yesterday vomiting. I'm at work today, but I'm expecting to head home early, and I'm almost certainly not going to be up for going out.

If I perk up some during the course of the day, maybe, but other that, sorry to miss everyone.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 6:38 AM
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I guess the meetup is at LB's place.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 6:41 AM
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If you like squalor, sure. I'm not sure that all the vomit is cleaned out of the bathroom; I was feeling pretty rocky while I was cleaning up after myself. And you probably won't catch anything if you stick to hard liquor, given its disinfecting properties.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 6:46 AM
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The hard liquor discussion is in the other thread.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 6:47 AM
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[ Fresh Salt is ] not a tourist attraction in itself

At this point it sort of is.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 7:12 AM
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I'm surey hotel has a bar. Everyone should come to me.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 7:45 AM
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Surely you have better pickup lines than that.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 7:53 AM
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indeed. But LB can't make it anyway, and why waste gold on dross?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 8:24 AM
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So it's 7pm at Fresh Salt, then.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 8:52 AM
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Woohoo! Live blog! Though I'll probably be asleep by then. And I wish I was there. 32 is true btw.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 10:38 AM
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34 to 30.


Posted by: Roberto Tigre | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 11:07 AM
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Actually, I'm feeling enough better that if I don't collapse again over the course of the afternoon, I might make it out for a seltzer.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 11:32 AM
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That was me.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 11:38 AM
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Plop, plop, fizz, fizz.
Oh, let us go see Liz.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 11:39 AM
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Consulting work done. Debating biking down or walking 4 blocks to the subway. Apparently it is going to rain soon so I'm thinking subway.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 1:40 PM
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Oh look my hotel room has an umbrella in the closet. Someone please remind me to remember it when we're done or it will cost me $35.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 1:46 PM
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That's actually very useful, for a hotel.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 1:49 PM
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JM and I are here.


Posted by: Mr. Blandings | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 3:50 PM
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And hoping you didn't bike.


Posted by: Mr. Blandings | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 3:51 PM
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I am still at the airport.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 3:53 PM
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At Fulton st


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 3:55 PM
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Very much doubt I'll be able to make it.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 4:07 PM
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The excitement builds.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 4:10 PM
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An hour after landing, still at the airport. Did you know it's raining?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 4:25 PM
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It's always raining somewhere.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 4:27 PM
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Woohoo! Liveblogging! Fresh Salt! I wish I were there.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 4:39 PM
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I am awaiting a train.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 5:18 PM
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I am sitting in a room.


Posted by: Bave | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 5:21 PM
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I am a golden god.


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 5:31 PM
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I am sitting on a train. Across from me is an ad for the museum of sex, which I thought was in Berlin.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 5:32 PM
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Did I ever tell that I was asked on a date to go to the Museum of Tolerance in LA?


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 5:34 PM
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We have adjourned.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 5:35 PM
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I am standing in an open field west of a white house, with a boarded front door. There is a small mailbox here.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 5:35 PM
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60: you are likely to be eaten by a grue


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 5:52 PM
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Oddly enough, "May I be the first to suggest Fresh Salt" has only three ghits.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 6:23 PM
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Not so oddly, I can't get FF to remember my personal info here. The program loves to block cookies. Must be creeping Halfordismo.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 6:27 PM
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I'm back at my hotel, but if you want to meet me at the bar, I'll buy you a drink neb.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 6:32 PM
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Well, I'm sorry I missed what I assume was or would have been a fun gathering.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 6:34 PM
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I was there, briefly and soberly.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 6:41 PM
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JM tried to pass off an IPA as a ginger ale but LB was all over that trick.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 6:47 PM
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That was Blandings!


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 6:50 PM
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Why did you tell Blandings that an IPA was a ginger aile?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 7:12 PM
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My husband has an extra ticket for NY Comic Con tomorrow, $50. Anyone want it?


Posted by: J, Robot | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 7:23 PM
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It's a daytime thing, right? I am tempted, but really shouldn't.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 7:36 PM
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Yep, daytime. You should totally do it.


Posted by: J, Robot | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 7:40 PM
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I'm not actually a fan though, as defined by Comicon standards. Meaning, I like stuff in these genres, but I don't exactly keep up with them.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 7:43 PM
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Not even remotely an issue. The point is to go and enjoy the spectacle and the cosplay and the toys.


Posted by: J, Robot | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 7:45 PM
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One ticket only though? I think not this year for me, then.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 7:51 PM
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62: Canonically, it's "Let me be the first...", but that also has just three hits.


Posted by: Mr. Blandings | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 7:53 PM
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Yeah. A friend of his got sick and can't make it. Tickets are becoming increasingly difficult to get each year, though, so this might be your best bet if you're interested. Shoot me an e-mail if you change your mind!


Posted by: J, Robot | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 7:55 PM
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Probably I should wait until Blandingson is old enough to go, as he is more interested in this sort of thing than Blandings is.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 7:55 PM
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Not a high bar.


Posted by: Mr. Blandings | Link to this comment | 10- 9-15 7:56 PM
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