Moving to San Francisco / S&T?

Highlights:

1. Watching Hedge and Rabbit buy a round apiece before throwing our cash back at us like the magnificently magnanimous bastards they are. Thanks again gentlemen, next round's on me!

2. Listening to Hedge tell the tale of gulping rotgut mixed with snake blood during Thailand jungle training. True story.

3. Catching Rabbit throwing up gang signs as the group's BAC levels inched upward. I was distracted at the time by Rat Boy's pithy analysis of the Micro Machines macroeconomy, but rest assured you've earned another Boston convert. PAX East 4 Life!

I know I'm the new kid, but Bay Area Goodjers seem to be the epitome of Good People. Thanks to everyone for coming out to welcome Cory, hopefully further hijinx ensue!

I've read through this thread half a dozen times now and I simply can't figure out the proper thing to say. You guys are *so* welcoming and *so* much fun. Posting, "Thanks!" just isn't enough.

It's like I've come home after being away all my life and you guys just welcomed me with open arms. You're all fantastic.

We are absolutely doing this again soon. Thanks for the welcome, everyone.

I've read through this thread half a dozen times now and I still don't see any pictures.

Amoebic wrote:

I've read through this thread half a dozen times now and I still don't see any pictures. :D

God I miss you so much.

Alright, someone get the lady a photo or two, stat.

Amoebic wrote:

I've read through this thread half a dozen times now and I still don't see any pictures. :D

Phone is dead so cannot oblige, gimme a couple hours and you shall see some results.

Sku Boi wrote:
Amoebic wrote:

I've read through this thread half a dozen times now and I still don't see any pictures. :D

Phone is dead so cannot oblige, gimme a couple hours and you shall see some results.

I wait with bated beer.

Some pics! (if these are too big, reload the page )

First, from left to right, Demiurge, Rabbit, StaggerLee and Rat Boy (he is real!)
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Sku Boi entrances Seraph but fangblackbone succeeds on his saving roll against entrancement.

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Some goofy dude who calls himself georob next to ThatGuy.
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HedgeWizard heroically taking on the job of settling the $300+ bill, a little bit of Demiurge, georob and ThatGuy.
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The group searching for Jameson's and/or Bushmill. From left: StaggerLee, BNDPederson, Rabbit, Demiurge, Seraph and ThatGuy
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Irish Pub found. Me again, HedgeWizard, BNDPederson and Rabbit. They're pointing at me because I'm just that awesome.
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After the first shot, before the next. fangblackbone, MightyMooquack, StaggerLee, Ratboy and Demiurge. To the left you can see Rabbit tearing up a coaster, a sin grievous enough to warrant admonishment from our waitress.
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Not pictured: Sephirotic, 7inchsplit (sorry guys) and my girlfriend who didn't want her photos put up on a website she didn't know about before last night.

Excellent.
I am sated, carry on.

Wow. Some very generous and kind things said here. *sniff* I love you guys!

@georob: Nice pics! Sadly, the two photos I had of you (and your girlfriend) were really blurry. Glad to see you represented appropriately in your own pics!

Direct album link here.

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ThatGuy + Rabbit and a mess of paella.

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The Demiurge toast + a blurry Sku Boi

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ThatGuy, Rabbit & Fang

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Fang throwing the moves down for 7inchsplit

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The incomparable Mr. Pederson

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StaggerLee, Sephirotic and Sku Boi

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The boys, and Cory throwing the horns!

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Rabbit, Fang, MightyMooquack, StaggerLee + a demonic Ratboy

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Cory, Ratboy, Seraph and ThatGuy

This suddenly explains why I can turn my head 360 degrees while spitting up pea soup.

Now I see that it's time for a haircut! And a new shirt. To be fair, it was the last button-down in my wardrobe.

Georob looks scarily like someone I did math with this summer.

The fact that we have no pictures of Kin (?), GeoRob's GF, is a sin, because she' was SUCH a good sport, including taking a shot of Jameson proffered by a bunch of hooligans like us! She's a keeper!

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These are the only ones that I have. I do have a pic of Georob's GF, but since its a personal request to not have her pictured I will oblige!

How's the apartment hunting going?

fangblackbone wrote:

How's the apartment hunting going?

Think I've found a place, downtown Berkeley. Turning in the paperwork tonight or tomorrow, whenever the guy calls me back.

Rabbit and I spent today at the Pacific Pinball Museum. That was seriously awesome. I posted a few pics on Twitter, I'll see if I can grab them off the iPhone in a bit and put them here.

I tweaked my shoulder on Wednesday (I think you can see me grimacing in some of the pics) so I spent a good part of today in an urgent care clinic. After all of that, it turns out, motrin does the trick =P.

My wife and I did catch the tail end of the festival. Did you try the pupusas? My wife got some bean and cheese ones and they were great! I mowed down a delicious $8.50 gyro.

Grats on the new pad. We'll keep our fingers crossed!

I'm tempted to encase Demiurge in glass with the label "Break in case of crappy football" after hearing about what went down today.

Demiurge wrote:
fangblackbone wrote:

How's the apartment hunting going?

Think I've found a place, downtown Berkeley. Turning in the paperwork tonight or tomorrow, whenever the guy calls me back.

Rabbit and I spent today at the Pacific Pinball Museum. That was seriously awesome. I posted a few pics on Twitter, I'll see if I can grab them off the iPhone in a bit and put them here.

Sorry I missed out on pinball - sounds like you guys had a blast. Hope the apartment works out!

rabbit wrote:

I will honestly say, this is like my dozenth S&T, and the first that ended up with whisky shots in an Irish bar cheering "Cory! Cory!"

Holy sh*t! Sounds like I left about 4 hours too early!

Sephirotic wrote:

We're going to try for a GWJ board game night every now and then. I nominate HedgeWizard or someone up in the East Bay to host. I would be happy to, but I live in San Jose.

Good to see you all tonight!

This! I was discussing this with GeoRob, good to hear everyone else is thinking the same thing. Maybe something monthly? I think I'm a bit far north and a might small to host, but there's always Wednesday nights at Endgame. The gaming area doesn't close until 10, I believe. There's also Eudemonia in Berkeley (also very near BART)--the main advantage there being that they're open until midnight Wednesdays through Saturdays. The atmosphere isn't as nice, since it's half board gaming, half LAN. But the table space is ample and we can stay late.

Of course, Endgame is a Goodjer ally. And SF might be a more centralized location for everyone, but no good spaces come to mind.

I had a blast guys! Can't wait until the next one, y'all are real good people. And welcome to the Yay Area, Corey!

Is Rabbit still around or did he head back to the east coast?

If you are still hear Rabbit, we could do an impromptu meet up at end game or some such before you head back. There is great food right around the corner in down town oakland or we could head out to some place near demi's new digs that he wants to try out. (I am always in the mood for trying out great new undiscovered eateries)

rabbit wrote:

I will honestly say, this is like my dozenth S&T, and the first that ended up with whisky shots in an Irish bar cheering "Cory! Cory!"

Clearly, you've been going to the wrong S&Ts. Either that, or the correct combination of Rabbit + Demiurge + ThatGuy42 are the critical ingredients.

On the topic of monthly get togethers...

Super-7inchsplit wrote:

Of course, Endgame is a Goodjer ally. And SF might be a more centralized location for everyone, but no good spaces come to mind.

I would absolutely be down for a monthly meeting of the minds. The problem is we're quite distributed. I do have the space at my place, but it's not exactly convenient for anyone in the East Bay. The city *does* seem like the best locale for everyone to meet, but you're right, there is a lack of a good space.

FYI People. Here are the details on the event at my place, October 23rd. You (and any SOs) are all invited.

Me and Thatguy were getting heckled a bit by some drunkards on the bart train whilst we were playing air hockey on his iPad after the S&T. I only mention this because not a day later, I found out my mom got a new iPad.

I really think I need to turn in my geek card if my mom got an iPad before me! What is the world coming to?

fangblackbone wrote:

Me and Thatguy were getting heckled a bit by some drunkards on the bart train whilst we were playing air hockey on his iPad after the S&T. I only mention this because not a day later, I found out my mom got a new iPad.

I really think I need to turn in my geek card if my mom got an iPad before me! What is the world coming to?

My dad used to have an iPad before my mom commandeered it.