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Friday, January 19, 2007

Bikers beware. The hippies are coming.

The man who shows us how is calling our people together this weekend.
You are encouraged to come to my charming cabin outside of [place] this weekend for some foolishness. As I am trained in the way of Geisha, you are guaranteed to have fun. Marvel at the effortlessness with which I make conversation. Let this plus-sized lady walk on that aching back. Listen to me giggle shyly as you direct drunken ethnic slurs at me and ridicule my small hands and feet. My pleasure is only in serving you, my guests.

No, seriously, come over! [Place] is AWESOME, way away from it all, and totally pretty. Ever hear of [something I've never heard of]? Next door, baby. How about a biker bar that will poo if we all show up? Check. Neighbors that traffic in large amounts of opium and mescaline? Num num. Plus, I'd like to give all you cool folks a chance to meet each other in the context of many redwoods and liquor.
I can't wait.

P.S. Thelonius_Nick! It is very likely I will take light rail to Amtrak to BART before meeting up with my friends this evening. THREE TRAINS!!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought you were going to a museum?


1:05 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

He didn't write back. Late night pancakes with hippies will console me. Seeing my perfect nephews the next day will make everything better than right.

1:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm, the museum sounds like more fun than your new plans, you should just take your nephews, and skip the whole pancake/biker bar/whatever thing.

Are you going to at least get drunk? Pancakes and alcohol don't really mix. You need heavier/saltier food to go with alcohol. And, you need saltines for when you wake up the next morning with a hangover.


1:37 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

No no no no no. Our host is one of the origins of fun in the universe. Fun is centered where he is. Anything else is watered down fun, diminished by distance from him and not acting exactly as he would.

But, taking the nephews to a kid's museum would also be great.

I suspect that I will not get all the way drunk, although it is Chris' thirty-three and a third birthday, and he might ask for drunkeness as his birthday present. But in groups, I tend to stay sober enough for caretaking, should it be required. Someone needs to be sober enough to talk to the cops.

1:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cops love talking to drunk people, why do you think they're so keen on setting up DUI roadblocks all over the place?

Anyway, that's a lame excuse, surely someone will be staying sober as a DD and you won't be needed in that regard.

I recommend mixing everclear with koolaid. Mmmmmm.


3:13 PM  
Anonymous Tom said...

I recommend mixing everclear with koolaid.

And then using it for firebreathing!

3:43 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

I am usually the DD.

3:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right, but you don't have a car here. In fact, you're riding 3 trains, then likely catching a ride, specifically to AVOID being the DD.


3:53 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

But then I drive drunk people back to the cabin in their cars. And check to see if anyone is hungry.

Tonight is the exception?

3:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm hella jealous. Give my love to the Geisha!

4:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why shouldn't it be? If you've done this forever, it can be someone else's turn. We always trade off who the DD is when we go out, that's just how it works. And you don't have a car. And it's wrong to drive someone else's car, everyone should drive their own cars. I certainly wouldn't trust anyone to drive my car, but then, as far as I can tell I'm the only one in the state who actually knows how to drive.


4:20 PM  
Anonymous justus said...

Pancakes and alcohol don't really mix. You need heavier/saltier food to go with alcohol.

What the hell?

Pancakes and alcohol most certainly mix. They go together so well that you can find thousands of recipes for beer pancakes.

10:04 PM  
Anonymous Heather Flanagan said...

Speaking of hippies, here is a video that shows that hippies still know how to have fun dispite all their time spent at protests:

12:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems you have stumbled on a fascinating little subculture up among the redwoods, beyond the reach of PG&E. Merry pranksters of the new millennium.

On your way up, have a little applejack to warm your bones, and don't worry about the bikers - they're harmless.

And if the mood strikes you, try a little [something you've never heard of] then strip down, hop in the hot tub and enjoy the ride as the world melts into a warm pleasant sunset...

-Sleepless in SV

1:03 AM  
Anonymous Mitch said...

Megan said...
I am usually the DD.

I spent all weekend resisting the urge to make a joke about this, but the truth is that I have never been very well-endowed with resolve.

1:50 AM  
Anonymous thelonious_nick said...

BART, Amtrak, Sac Light Rail--when I come to Northern California that is what my vacation will consist of.

One of my dreams is that Maryland will extend it's commuter rail system to the Delaware border (there's a proposal to do so) so it will be possible to take commuter rail all the way between DC and NYC on a very long but inexpensive trip.

BTW, I recently watched "Gimme Shelter," the Rolling Stones concert film filmed at Altamont Speedway (I believe that is in your neck of the woods) in 1969 that shows what happens when you mix bikers and hippies. Judging from that film, the bikers are anything but harmless. Of course, they've probably aged and mellowed a bit since then....

6:57 AM  

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