As many of you might know, another Springfield, IL gathering, affectionately known as SPIFFLED, is being organized. Look for the thread here in MPSIMS started by Flypside for the details on that event as they come in!
Now, I managed to somehow convince the parents of everyone’s favorite Doogie Howser lookalike SanibelMan that I and Drain Bead are suitable to chaperone their young impressionable lad to the event. What fools!
They picked up plane tickets to St. Louis, which works because it’s way cheaper than flying directly into Springfield, and he has family there he can visit.
Even though it’s out of the way, I have always loved Sandy, and I don’t mind driving him from one city to the next.
My very tentative agenda is as follows:
**Friday 3/6** 3:00 PM - Depart to St. Louis 9:00 PM - Arrive in St. Louis **Saturday 3/7** Depart St. Louis, MO to Springfield, IL (1½ Hours) Attend SPIFFLED **Sunday 3/8** Depart Springfield, IL to St. Louis, MO Drop SanibelMan backwith family or airport Depart St. Louis, MO for Columbus, OH
As you can see, we will have a free evening in St. Louis (though a late one, but hey - it’s Friday!) to do something with some people.
In addition, I have a free seat in my car. If anyone not too far away from I-70 in Indiana (which runs right through Indianapolis for the unknowing) would like to go to SPIFFLED, we can pick you up!
First dibs goes to another friend on the board Yue Han, though he might not be able to make it. Keep me abreast, John, because my back seat has your name on it… Um, that sounds wrong… Nevermind…
If John cannot make it, I still have a seat open, so let me know if you are interested. It means two nights in hotels, though one of them you can share with Sandy (a male, but with a name like SanibelMan, even a newbie should have figured it out), but you don’t need to pay for gas. You do have to put up with my CDs, and being nauseated when Drainy and I call each other disgusting things like “angel” and kiss and stuff, but it’s a free ride to lotsa great Dopers!
Let me know if you are interested, and if anyone wants to get Drain and myself (and Sandy if he is not doing the family thing, and a fourth person if anyone takes me up on the offer above for a ride) drunk and stuff (or just a nice meal), that would rock.