Ride to LV Meetup September 14, 2006 9:06 PM   Subscribe

Who from the Bay Area wants to ride with me to Las Vegas for the MeFi/MeCha meetup there?

I'm leaving the morning of Saturday, Sept. 23rd and plan on attending Jonmc's wedding. Book your own room. I'll be driving back on Sunday, the 24th. If you can share the driving, cool. I'll probably be smoking at the wheel for such an occasion,m FYI. Shotgun is reserved for DaShiv, brundlefly, or caitlinb, whoever responds first :)
posted by scarabic to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:06 PM (24 comments total)

There was only one road back to L.A. US Interstate 15, just a flat-out high speed burn through Baker and Barstow and Berdoo. Then on to the Hollywood Freeway straight into frantic oblivion: safety, obscurity. Just another freak in the Freak Kingdom. We'd gone in search of the American Dream. It had been a lame fuck around, a waste of time. There was no point in looking back. Fuck no, not today thank you kindly. My heart was filled with joy. I felt like a monster reincarnation of Horatio Alger: a man on the move, and just sick enough to be totally confident.
posted by scarabic at 9:12 PM on September 14, 2006

We can't stop here; this is Fark country.
posted by Tuwa at 9:33 PM on September 14, 2006

posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:50 PM on September 14, 2006 [1 favorite]

Oh... and I think I can fit a total of 3 others in my car. The more the merrier.
posted by scarabic at 1:07 AM on September 15, 2006

jonmc's getting married?!?

Sheesh, ya take a few months away from Nerdville and things happen maaan!
posted by i_cola at 4:43 AM on September 15, 2006

Shitballs. I'm arriving in Vancouver (for the first time in 4 years) at noon on the 23rd, but I can't fucking afford to go to Vegas. I am sad.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:58 AM on September 15, 2006

...and I hear on the grapevine that there are plentiful and lush fountains of cocaine and hookers and whiskey in Las Vegas. Which makes me even sadder, because much as I fucking hate weddings, I do love cocaine and hookers and whiskey.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:23 AM on September 15, 2006


A chance to ride with Scarabic?

Can you pick me up on Western and Foster in Chicago? I'll spot you a benny for the petrol.

Seriously though, sounds like a great time. Can wait for the pics and whatnot.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 6:44 AM on September 15, 2006

I do love cocaine and hookers and whiskey.

i can tell by your ululating.
posted by quonsar at 6:57 AM on September 15, 2006

yes, DaShiv! Get DaShiv. I need him to make me look even handsomer.
posted by jonmc at 7:42 AM on September 15, 2006

NortonDC and i are trying to come, too, if we can swing the finances, to watch you crazy kids tie the knot. tried to post this at metachat yesterday but the bunny ate it.
posted by onlyconnect at 7:52 AM on September 15, 2006


here's a preview pic of my wedding ensemble:

very 50's Vegas rat pack greaser, I think.
posted by jonmc at 7:55 AM on September 15, 2006

Woohoo, onlyconnect!!!

Those who decide to come are welcome to add their name to the Vegas meetup Wiki. If I see you say somewhere (Mecha, Meta, IRC) you're coming, I'll add you.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:08 AM on September 15, 2006 [1 favorite]

also, scarabic, the drugs should kick in somewhere near Barstow, I'm told.
posted by jonmc at 8:12 AM on September 15, 2006

Where IS dashiv these days? I haven't seen him online.
posted by small_ruminant at 10:55 AM on September 15, 2006

Goddamnit! Thanks for the invite, scarabic, but I won't be able to make it. Man, that sounds like fun.

Congratulations, jonmc!
posted by brundlefly at 11:30 AM on September 15, 2006

s_r: Recently moved to my new place, and still waiting on DSL to deliver me the Internets! Until then, I've only got a few stolen moments at work here and there.

Thanks a ton for the invite, scarabic! I think the lodging/entertainment expenses will be out of my budget though, unless someone last minute needs another head to chip in for a cheapish room on the 23rd or something. Otherwise, I'd definitely be up for riding along and helping to split gas costs -- I should be free that weekend. The following week though I'll be busy with a wedding to shoot in LA...
posted by DaShiv at 11:43 AM on September 15, 2006

I can't figure out why you got a hotel room at all, scarabic- you're going to be in Vegas for (less than?) 24 hours, most of which will be spent partying and drinking. Stay out all night, yahoo!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 12:02 PM on September 15, 2006 [1 favorite]

I don't imagine you'll be driving through LA to pick up passengers....
posted by Space Kitty at 1:01 PM on September 15, 2006

very 50's Vegas rat pack greaser, I think.

Or Neal Stephenson!
posted by gsteff at 4:02 PM on September 15, 2006

I will crash at some point, TPS. I am not in fact hardcore/a gangsta :)

It's about a 10-hour trek, Space Kitty so an LA pickup would be hard to pull off. A shame... it would be great to ride in together!
posted by scarabic at 4:07 PM on September 15, 2006

Damn, stavros, that's some bad timing (as it were). Elizard and I will be in Vegas so I guess we'll miss you. If you wanted to meet up with anyone, get ahold of porpoise - he's great to hang out with.
posted by Zack_Replica at 4:30 PM on September 15, 2006

Wow -- jonmc is getting hitched -- congrats, Jon! Sorry won't be able to make it, but hearty best wishes to you and Mrs JonMC!
posted by davidmsc at 10:18 PM on September 15, 2006

More Dave Grohl, I'd say...
posted by Jon Mitchell at 11:37 PM on September 15, 2006

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