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Fishman in San Francisco! (NorCalPAX over, it was awesome)

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edited June 2009 in Singularity Engine++
Hmm.. I don't really have much to say here....

I'll just link some interesting pics:
Mori's rollercoaster pics

Santa Cruz PAX post:
So, it seems like the tentative plan is to hit up the Santa Cruz boardwalk on Saturday the 6th with as many forumers who care to make it. The more the merrier! If you need something arranged for transport, speak up so that we might arrange it.

Anyway, if you could make this/need transport/can't come/wish to whine, post about it in here and we'll try to finalise the details.

Attendees:
Fishman
Moriveth
Janson
IpseDixit
Qorzm
Dubh
DE?AD
Linksville
-others?-

I'll try to keep this updated with attendees and events and what have you, but I'll have to work with the 24-odd hours of travel time I'm going to have starting tomorrow.


Boring original Original Post:
So... uhhh, well, it turns out I'm getting a paid trip to the continental United States in just a few weeks. Well, actually next week. On the 3rd of June.

The details are boring (let's just say I'm totally not smuggling drugs inside any bodily orifices. Totally), but the upshot of it is I've added 5 days of holiday onto the trip, so I've got 5 days to fill with, well, I'm not sure what there is to do around there. I think there's a bridge, and some kind of wharf with seals or something, and maybe the headquarters of starfleet? Look, this all happened on extremely short notice. I've got a copy of Lonely Planet San Francisco, I'm sure I can read it on the 14 hour plane flight over.

Anyway, seeing as I'm so rarely in the same hemisphere as 99% of the people on these boards and a good number of people have, at least in the past, indicated that they would like to know if I was ever within a Wook-rape minimum safe distance from them, I thought I might give a heads up to let people know I'd be around and see if anyone had any suggestions of how I might spend this time (other than join starfleet).

I thought I might spend it, you know, seeing tourist sights (which ones? suggestions go here), hang with friends, maybe catch up with a few forum-type people, play vidjagames or something. For the far-too-nosy crowd, Moriveth has helped organise me some accommodation for the trip down by him in San Jose.

So yeah. San Francisco & San Jose.

Addendum:
Also looking forward to D&D with Dubh, DE?AD, et al. on Sunday.

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I don't know if you have any interest in Alcatraz, but I enjoyed the audio tour very much and felt the morning good value for money (less than $30). You'd have to definitely book well in advance, though.

    And if you want to see the Golden Gate bridge, the best way is to hire a bike. My friend even said it was the best thing she'd ever done on any holiday.

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  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Woooo, fuck yeah

  • OmegaTofuNinjaOmegaTofuNinja Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    You fucker

    Come visit Indiana

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  • xeroismygodxeroismygod Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Fun things to do:

    Rent a car and drive down the Pacific Coast Highway
    Bar Hop in the Haight, Marina, and Mission
    Cartoon Art Museum
    BART over to Berkeley and take it in
    Wharf
    California Academy of Sciences
    Wander about Golden Gate Park

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  • 2 Marcus 2 Ravens2 Marcus 2 Ravens Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Indiana is a good idea. Tofu is a rad dude.

  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    He doesn't even need to rent a car

    He has his own personal chauffeur whilst he's here

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    However don't make the mistake of thinking you can totally bike over the bridge, then round to Golden Gate Park and then all the way back to Fisherman's Wharf

    Oh god, my legs

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  • OmegaTofuNinjaOmegaTofuNinja Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Indiana is a good idea. Tofu is a rad dude.

    Dude next time I am in toronto we need to go to baaaaaaaaars

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  • DubhDubh Ghost Plz don't heal meRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    You gonna be down in SJ? Wooooo!

  • AMP'dAMP'd Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Don't visit the piers

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  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Dubh wrote: »
    You gonna be down in SJ? Wooooo!

    I've told him we need to visit the Boardwalk sometime too.

  • xeroismygodxeroismygod Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Oh Eat Lunch at Alices located on Skyline hwy 35 then jaunt out to Pescadero State Beach.

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Eat In-n-Out burger every day

  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Fuck yeah more photos for our fridge!

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  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    #pipe wrote: »
    Eat In-n-Out burger every day

    Man I wish I could still eat fast food :(

    totally buying him a burger, though

  • AMP'dAMP'd Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Chill in Marin County

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  • 2 Marcus 2 Ravens2 Marcus 2 Ravens Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Indiana is a good idea. Tofu is a rad dude.

    Dude next time I am in toronto we need to go to baaaaaaaaars

    Fuck yeah we do. Copious amounts of meat is good times, but there was a severe lack of beers.

    Probably because I'm too young.

    Not for long!

  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Mori's been feeling sick every time we eat fast food

    So we stopped eating fast food

    Now just him talking about him being sick after eating fast food makes me sick of the sight of fast food

    We haven't had a burger in a couple of months

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  • ASimPersonASimPerson And they will tremble again at the sound of our silence.Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    #pipe wrote: »
    Eat In-n-Out burger every day

    Maybe I'm just jaded from living here...

    In-n-Out is a good fast food burger and all, but it's still, you know, fast food.

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    The fact that you have In-n-Out in your city but cannot eat it

    is like an eternal punishment from Greek Mythology

  • AMP'dAMP'd Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Janson wrote: »
    Mori's been feeling sick every time we eat fast food

    So we stopped eating fast food

    Now just him talking about him being sick after eating fast food makes me sick of the sight of fast food

    We haven't had a burger in a couple of months

    Oh but real burgers are so good

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  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2009
    fishman let's go to the academy of sciences together

    i havent been there in YEARS and when i planned a trip to go i found out it was being remodeled

    i grew up in that place man!
    let's have an adventure!

    wooo

  • FishmanFishman This is way beyond my remote concern of being condescending Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    That's a damn shame. I was totally going to buy you guys fast food for putting me up when I'm in town.

    Oh well... how do restaurants and steak suit?

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  • xeroismygodxeroismygod Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Hit up Napa its not that far a drive from SF. Pinnacles State Park. A jaunt to Monterey. Down town Capitola and eat at Zeldas.

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  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2009
    Hit up Napa its not that far a drive from SF. Pinnacles State Park. A jaunt to Monterey. Down town Capitola and eat at Zeldas.

    napa blows dont come here

  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Mm, steak

    I'm hoping Mori's dad will offer to cook delicious meat

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  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2009
    academy of sciences is like my most favorite place on earth


    i mean it probably can't live up to my memories of it but man i loved looking at all the fossils and the big blue whale skeleton and the aquarium and the planetarium and stuff

  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I lost my year pass to Monterey Aquarium :(

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  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2009
    janson nooo
    me and my girlfriend want to go soon. we might go for my birthday if we can swing it

  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I will cook Fishman a dinner or something

    it will hopefully be delicious

  • FishmanFishman This is way beyond my remote concern of being condescending Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Academy of sciences sounds kinda rad, I'll look that up.

    And the bike ride thing too, although it's been a while since I rode any real distance.

    And xero has put forth so much I'm lost in it all, I'll have to look it all up.

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  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2009
    i'd say pick me up in napa for fun times but i'm not old enough to do anything here!

  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Fishman when I got on that bike I hadn't ridden in 8 years

    But the bridge is actually a pretty easy, relaxing ride, with no hills (those come if you want to bike to the parks)

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  • xeroismygodxeroismygod Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Night spots I like in the city : Benders, Zeitgeist, Molotov's, Butters, DNA, Glass Kat, Medjools.

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  • OmegaTofuNinjaOmegaTofuNinja Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Indiana is a good idea. Tofu is a rad dude.

    Dude next time I am in toronto we need to go to baaaaaaaaars

    Fuck yeah we do. Copious amounts of meat is good times, but there was a severe lack of beers.

    Probably because I'm too young.

    Not for long!

    Oh man there may have been a lack of beers on your part, but I was doing my damndest to protect your country from the honey brown menace

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  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2009
    i second the motion that tofu is a rad as hell guy

  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Kusuguttai wrote: »
    i second the motion that tofu is a rad as hell guy

    Thirding this. Tofu is awesome.

  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2009
    this has happened to me at both paxes now

    i've ended up hanging out with a dude / group of dudes i never thought i would be hangin out with and they were rad as hell

    last year it was tofu and nads and some other dudes
    year before it was sam

  • CrossBusterCrossBuster Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Check out the Sutro Baths.

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  • OmegaTofuNinjaOmegaTofuNinja Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I can and will vouch for the radness of Kusu and Mori and Fish and everyone else I met at PAX. You guys ever end up in Indiana let me know and ya'll gots a place to stay

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