Stranded MeFite seeks booze, followed by floor. May 2, 2010 1:37 PM   Subscribe

My flight out of Boston has been cancelled. Feel like getting a drink?

And/or want a camper on your floor? I am scheduled to fly out at 9am. Have a sleeping bag and no needs or wants beyond a floor. Currently chilling at the airport.
posted by fake to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:37 PM (18 comments total)

If this is because of Eyjafjallajökull, I'm sincerely sorry. If you get stuck in Reykjavík or Keflavík, get in touch and I'll buy you a drink.
posted by Kattullus at 2:21 PM on May 2, 2010


Looks like it is just ordinary thunderstorms in Chicago. Thanks for the offer!
posted by fake at 2:23 PM on May 2, 2010


Well, if you do end up stuck in Iceland anyway, through a series of increasingly screwball events, get in touch :)
posted by Kattullus at 2:25 PM on May 2, 2010


Heh, most definitely. Thanks again.
posted by fake at 2:26 PM on May 2, 2010


A drink? In Boston? Just make sure it contains no tap water...
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:34 PM on May 2, 2010


yeah, here at the airport, there are continuous announcements about no tea on the planes. still looking for a place to crash...
posted by fake at 3:02 PM on May 2, 2010


i got a room at HI Boston, probably just going to go sleep.
posted by fake at 3:51 PM on May 2, 2010


Goodnight sweet prince! When you wake up, EVERYTHING WILL BE DIFFERENT!



probably not, but i just felt like giving you the rah rah after the shitty missed flight situation.
posted by cashman at 6:59 PM on May 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'll have a boiled martini, straight up.
posted by electroboy at 7:09 PM on May 2, 2010


Boston, you lose. In San Francisco, fake would now be drunk and would have made out with at least one Mefite.
posted by roll truck roll at 7:58 PM on May 2, 2010 [6 favorites]


Yeah, if he'd been stranded in Providence, he'd probably be face to face with octopus-faced horrors from within the abyss of his psyche (but fun). In Iceland he'd certainly be passed-out drunk in a cooling lava-field (handy for keeping warm at night). In Paris most likely he'd be dancing, dancing, dancing along the banks of the Seine while children dressed as clowns play him Iron Maiden songs on melodeons and autoharps while DGSE-trained dolphins battle in the river with Al Qaeda allied orca and then oh no a whaleshark! whose side is the giant beast on? which just goes to show that no matter how hard you try to compete, Paris always wins.
posted by Kattullus at 8:16 PM on May 2, 2010 [11 favorites]


And at the very least would be burrito-fed by now.
posted by iamkimiam at 8:58 PM on May 2, 2010


and in-joked.
posted by special-k at 9:15 PM on May 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


In Portland he would be half-drunk and arguing about Gruber's recent coverage and defense-by-proxy of Apple's policy decisions in re Adobe's CS5 developments.

Or possibly laying in his hotel room, staring unsleeping at the ceiling and contemplating his own mortality and Gruber's recent coverage and defense-by-proxy of Apple's policy decisions in re Adobe's CS5 developments.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:11 PM on May 2, 2010 [3 favorites]


In Salt Lake he'd have converted to Mormonism, gotten married, and enrolled in BYU.

So he's lucky he was in Boston is what I'm sayin'.
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 10:15 PM on May 2, 2010 [2 favorites]


Could go one of two ways in Australia.

Could be that by now, fake'd be sat comfortably at the table of a beer garden listening to rustic and fanciful stories told by local men with names like Watto and Sanga and Chook, while introducing himself to a pair of attractive backpacking Swiss identical twins. As a sun set over the beach. Either that or four weeks' detention in a prefab dormitory full of overstaying Bangladeshi and Chinese students before the official deportation hearing and ceremonial Tarring And Feathering Of The Queue Jumper (sponsored by News Limited). Man a month of that and you'll wish you got married twice in Utah.

If Immigration ask you whether they're gods, you say yes.
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 12:12 AM on May 3, 2010


You guys are fucking awesome. And I'm off to the airport again. Wish me luck!


Or death!
posted by fake at 3:43 AM on May 3, 2010


roll truck roll: "Boston, you lose. In San Francisco, fake would now be drunk and would have made out with at least one Mefite."

We were all busy boarding up our windows to prevent the poison gas clouds from getting in. At least that's what I assumed when I saw water hoarding.
posted by Plutor at 9:27 AM on May 3, 2010


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