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Texas: Drunken Proxy Fest

Postby Phenriz » Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:21 pm UTC

This isn't part of the "official" September shindig.

However clerria brought it to my attention there are a paltry 3-5 of us who happen to live in Tejas, who are also active members of the fora.

that said, anyone here wanna meetup the night of (or night before if it's most convenient) the official jazz... get a bit inebriated(if you're into that sort of thing, like i am), take pictures and whatnot, to share with those new english folk what they're missing out on by holding a meetup so far away?

Mods or Those in Charge of the goings on Here, everything K.O. if we do decide to hold an unofficial fora meetup?


Anyway for those of us who reside in texas sound off if you're interested.

Unofficial meetups are strictly prohibited by the Terms Of . . . wait . . . what the fuck do we care what you do on a Saturday night?
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Postby Clerria » Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:24 pm UTC

Damn you, I was too slow.

I vote Austin! Prime drunken proxy fest location!

But I would be willing to drive to Dallas or Houston at the furthest. Don't tell my family, my mom is upset that I won't drive 5 hours to visit home.
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Postby Phenriz » Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:27 pm UTC

No problem, your mom and i aren't talking right now anyway, i never called her the next morning ;)

I'd vote we hold it the night before if we get enough slackers to agree to such a meetup, and i also vote austin, i would take the train out there, as i've always wanted to ride on a train, and i've always wanted to get my drink on 6th street.

Lets see what kind of response we get, but i'd like to do it Saturday 22'nd if at all possible, if not i'll make my way wherever on the 23rd as well.
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Postby Clerria » Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:29 pm UTC

Seems reasonable. If I'm going to have a drunken proxy fest, I'd rather not have to work the next morning.
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Postby Phenriz » Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:32 pm UTC

@the mod of anonymity: i didn't think it'd be a problem, just wanted to check.

Yes Clerria, my reasoning exactly.

It's all good. We like humility in our Dancing Monkeys.
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Postby Clerria » Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:37 pm UTC

Phen's Mod wrote:
It's all good. We like humility in Dancing Monkeys.
Hmm . . . this is awkward. We said something similar to Clerria recently and she is reading this thread. Now she'll think we're not creative. :?


....

I feel like there needs to be some accountability.

For the creativity, not for the comment deletion! Actually, ... maybe some of both
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Postby Phenriz » Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:44 pm UTC

belial i'd guess, most other mods sign their names i think. he's always lurking..... somewhere in the darkness.
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Postby Bakemaster » Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:49 pm UTC

Since when do any mods ever sign their names?
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Postby Phenriz » Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:52 pm UTC

Bakemaster wrote:Since when do any mods ever sign their names?


i just saw a thread where le4d signed his name to an edit, and plus the statement is anecdotal.

plus i was late checking the "who's online list" i only saw hodge, the message doesn't seem hodge-ish to me :P


(it was all a feeble attempt to get one of them to "fess up")
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Postby MFHodge » Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:56 pm UTC

Phenriz wrote:plus i was late checking the "who's online list" i only saw hodge, the message doesn't seem hodge-ish to me.

Lose.
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Hmm . . . this is awkward. We said something similar to Clerria recently and she is reading this thread. Now she'll think we're not creative. :?

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I feel like there needs to be some accountability.

For the creativity, not for the comment deletion! Actually, ... maybe some of both

Yeah, I thought I said something about humility to you in Linguistics, but I was confused.

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http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?p=276416#276416

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Postby Phenriz » Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:59 pm UTC

damn, i do alot of losing.
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Postby Will » Tue Sep 11, 2007 8:13 pm UTC

I'm in New Mexico, so Texas is a lot closer than the east coast...

I seriously doubt I'd be able to go, but if it's happening I'll try, dammit!

Also, a bunch of my friends just moved to Austin to work for Blizzard...I could use an excuse to drive out and see them. And drinking is ALWAYS a good excuse.
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Postby xkcd_n00bz » Tue Sep 11, 2007 8:23 pm UTC

I will be in Houston this weekend for this:
http://we-rock.cc/

Anybody wants to come out, I will be the only guy there with a goatee and an Aloha shirt. The name's Tom, with CRAWL Magazine. The first three people who find me and say "I'm from XKCD" get a free Tshirt.

I hope this doesn't constitute A Shameless Plug, I'm just having fun.
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Postby Phenriz » Tue Sep 11, 2007 8:26 pm UTC

@Will: do eeet.

@noobz: that's like 40 miles away, i think i can swing it saturday (if i'm not working). I'll see if i can get a friend or two, to join me.
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Postby Will » Tue Sep 11, 2007 8:45 pm UTC

Phenriz wrote:@Will: do eeet.


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Postby Dustbin » Tue Sep 11, 2007 8:58 pm UTC

I'm all for an Austin meetup how about it Saturday the 22 in the afternoon somewhere and those of you inclined to drinking can do so later.
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Postby Clerria » Tue Sep 11, 2007 8:59 pm UTC

Silly minors. Let's just see who is willing and able first, and then plan the details later.

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Postby Phenriz » Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:05 pm UTC

ok we have 4 yays, that's enough for me, to make the Drunken Proxy Fest "official".

Lets do it then.I nominate Saturday, September 22nd, This will not be of the magnitude of the Cambridge Meetup, more like a mopey feet kicking sulk-fest for not being able to join the rest of the crew in "massachoosits"


Problem is we all(the 4 of us, thusfar) need to agree on a time/place asap so we can solidify "plans".

I'm down for any of the 4 major cities or somewhere between them, but am partial to houston, or austin. (i really want an excuse to go on a train ride)

sound off and let your opinions be heard.


--Edit--

Upon typing so slow, i'm down for an extended event, starting in the mid to late afternoon, and extending into the evening for those of us over the legal age.
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Postby Will » Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:06 pm UTC

Gah, the 22nd is my roommate's birthday, so I can't really skip out on that.

Still, after all is said and done I could still drive out and get there Sunday morning...I don't have class Monday, so that wouldn't be an issue.

Also Albuquerque -> Austin -> Albuquerque is 84 gallons of gasoline...
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Postby aetherson » Tue Sep 11, 2007 10:13 pm UTC

damn....i'm in Dallas that weekend and I can't not go...might be written out of the will or some such silliness...
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Postby Phenriz » Tue Sep 11, 2007 10:25 pm UTC

Will wrote:Also Albuquerque -> Austin -> Albuquerque is 84 gallons of gasoline...


Houston -> Austin -> Houston is 1 tank of gasoline (roughly 12 gallons)
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Postby lihan161051 » Wed Sep 12, 2007 6:15 pm UTC

Phenriz wrote:Lets do it then.I nominate Saturday, September 22nd, This will not be of the magnitude of the Cambridge Meetup, more like a mopey feet kicking sulk-fest for not being able to join the rest of the crew in "massachoosits"


Problem is we all(the 4 of us, thusfar) need to agree on a time/place asap so we can solidify "plans".

I'm down for any of the 4 major cities or somewhere between them, but am partial to houston, or austin. (i really want an excuse to go on a train ride)


Unfortunately, I'm currently working Saturdays and working late enough that it's going to be hard for me to make it there .. which I very much regret because a roomful of Austin xkcd'ers is something I've been wanting to see for a long time .. :(
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Postby Phenriz » Wed Sep 12, 2007 7:11 pm UTC

well my suggestion isn't "the word" it could very well be on the following sunday.

Clerria wants to wait to see the response we get, so don't count yourself out just yet.
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Postby Clerria » Wed Sep 12, 2007 9:26 pm UTC

We got a week to see who else is interested, besides incessant lurkers like ourselves.

I'm generally open about it, though I've mentioned my preferences as well. I'm sure we will have no problems accommodating as many people as possible.
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Postby Will » Wed Sep 12, 2007 11:38 pm UTC

As I said earlier, if it's Saturday I absolutely can't make it, but I honestly wouldn't mind driving 12 hours on Sunday to get there.

My big issue is rationalizing the cost, as well as the fact that I have a lot of homework to do (I COULD always do it during the week) and I'm also going out of town this weekend and the weekend of the 30th...constant traveling SUCKS.

I'd of course need a place to crash, too, but as I mentioned I have friends in Austin I could concievably stay with.
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Postby mellow_geek » Fri Sep 14, 2007 5:28 am UTC

So, I just found the forums, but this sounds like it would be pretty cool, I've been looking for an excuse to drive out to Austin anyway. So... Count me in!
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Postby parkaboy » Fri Sep 14, 2007 7:19 am UTC

You people are making me SO MAD.

where were you when i lived in texas and could travel to austin every weekend if i had a reason to? HUH? WHERE?!?

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Postby @trophy » Fri Sep 14, 2007 10:48 am UTC

apocralypse wrote:You people are making me SO MAD.

where were you when i lived in texas and could travel to austin every weekend if i had a reason to? HUH? WHERE?!?

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Ditto. Except I lived in Houston. And was between the ages of 0 and 5. 20 years ago. God I feel old.
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Postby Phenriz » Fri Sep 14, 2007 3:41 pm UTC

apocralypse wrote:where were you when i lived in texas and could travel to austin every weekend if i had a reason to? HUH? WHERE?!?

:evil:


i was probably in Ohio, so solly.

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Postby Davis Square Rocks » Fri Sep 14, 2007 4:40 pm UTC

so who is the Drunken Proxy? Is there a photo of him?
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Postby Phenriz » Fri Sep 14, 2007 4:42 pm UTC

lol, no It's an XKCD Proxy Meetup.

but since it's in texas and we're probably going to meet in austin, it's also going to be drunken. (at some point)

Hence the "Drunken Proxy Fest".

I'd nominate my mug to be the drunken proxy but i'm nowhere near photogenic enough.
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Postby mellow_geek » Fri Sep 14, 2007 5:37 pm UTC

So if this is going to be drunken, who's going to DD?
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Postby Phenriz » Fri Sep 14, 2007 5:43 pm UTC

dd?

if we drunken proxy in austin, i plan on getting a hotel/motel room for a night so i won't have to drive anywhere, as for getting to/from the bars? That's if i don't take a train out there, i really want to go on a train ride.

i like walking, it builds character.
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Postby mellow_geek » Fri Sep 14, 2007 5:49 pm UTC

Good point. About how much is a train ride out there anyway?
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Postby Clerria » Fri Sep 14, 2007 5:53 pm UTC

Walking around downtown last night was amazing. The weather was gorgeous. So gorgeous that you don't even realize how perfect it is because there's nothing to complain about.

Cops are crazy about drunk driving in Austin. It's much better to walk around or take a bus. They don't mind drunkies on the bus. In fact, they have a free bus that runs from the University campus straight to downtown most weekends... Pretty smart idea.
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Postby Phenriz » Fri Sep 14, 2007 5:55 pm UTC

about $45 roundtrip, and i'd spend about that much on gas if i drove anyway.

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not too bad, and if i'm drunk i don't have to worry about driving.
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Postby mellow_geek » Fri Sep 14, 2007 5:58 pm UTC

The schedule sucks, though, so I guess I'll be driving.
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Postby Phenriz » Fri Sep 14, 2007 6:00 pm UTC

mellow_geek wrote:The schedule sucks, though, so I guess I'll be driving.


that was just the generic random thing i did, you can re-alter the schedule, it was just to show you the cost of the ticket.
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Postby mellow_geek » Fri Sep 14, 2007 6:06 pm UTC

Yeah, I checked, unfortunately I couldn't find any trains leaving Sunday and I have to work Monday. No big deal, though.
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Postby mellow_geek » Mon Sep 17, 2007 3:22 pm UTC

So, what is there to do in Austin?
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