Columbus or bust

All right, are we just gonna talk or do it? Can we decide on a date here and then get down to the drunken details? I think the Columbusites should pick a location and the rest of us can make our own way there.

I’m free pretty much any weekend or hell, I’ve got vacation time coming. Ah, the no kids, no wife, no life existence, that’s the life for me! I think it might be better if we pick a week the Buckeyes are away.

I’m putting the road pops on ice now.

“The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind.” - Humphrey Bogart

I was just in Columbus, at that there Schottenstien Center for the Family Values Tour last Friday. Had you said something before last week, we could hooked up and did the drinking thingy. Buy hey, if you change your mind about going to Columbus, maybe you wanna move the meeting to Cincinnati, so I don’t have to drive anywhere!

“I’m not dumb. I just have a command of thoroughly useless information.”-- Calvin and Hobbes
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I’m all for it, of course. I’m free from Saturdays after 6:00 in the evening or so until Monday morning. :wink:

And yes, it is a good idea to pick a weekend that’s an away game. I live right in the belly of the beast (Central Campus) and it’s a mess during the home games.

'Tis only a two-hour drive for me. I’d love an Ohio Doper ConFab!

“I love God! He’s so deliciously evil!” - Stewie Griffin, Family Guy

We’ll try and keep this up near the top of the board and see if we can settle on a date by the end of next week.

BTW, this was inspired by the thread “How Cool is That?” in case you guys were curious. I didn’t see your SN’s there so I wasn’t sure if you had read that thread.

We’ve got a couple of Dopers in Columbus who proposed it.

“The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind.” - Humphrey Bogart

I wonder if I should bother making the 7-hour drive.

Well, we (the family) will be making our semi-annual trek to Columbus on 10/23. We’ll start out at the reptile show at the armory on Sullivant on the far west side, then retire to Barley’s Brewing Co., on North High Street, for lunch. After a browse through The Book Loft of German Village, we’ll take any new snakes or lizards we’ve acquired back to Metro Cleveland.

If you run into us at the reptile show or Barley’s, say Hi! (At the Book Loft, leave us alone: we’re browsing.)

We won’t be back to Columbus until March or April.


Wow! A lot can happen in one evening!
Ok. Here it is. I have tomorrow free and other than that every weekend in October is full. So come on! Pack up and move out!! Hope you all don’t mind if I bring hubby along. He has been reading the board lately, mostly the serious stuff though.


We should do this for Y2K. Have a big New Year’s bar-hop and hotel party, or something.

C’mon to ours, Aura…afterwards we can take you on a tour of the Great Eastern Swamp (FKA eastern North Carolina). ;/

Hey! No fair invading our thread. Start your own!

YEAH! So there!

Well, I did a little research last night, very little. The Buckeyes have only one home game in November, on 11/13. Thanksgiving is on 11/25 and it might be a good idea to avoid that as most people have family plans then.

So, I was thinking maybe the weekend between those two would be a good plan. The dates are, Fri-11/19, Sat-11/20, Sun-11/21.

Or we could go with Drain’s New Year idea. I’m pretty flexible (insert pun here).
Any thoughts?

“The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind.” - Humphrey Bogart

This is impossible! I’m not free that weekend. See I have this four year old, but he doesn’t like to go out drinking with strange people so…if it turns out this is the only weekend everyone else can do this then maybe just maybe I can get a sitter.

All right, them damn New Yawkers have called us Ohioans, “Hayseeds,” and now they have started their own thread. It’s time to move this on back on top, or at least on top of theirs.

“The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind.” - Humphrey Bogart

We can always keep the thread on top by telling Michigan jokes…

Dammed pathetic, I’ll give ya that Uke. In fact, so pathetic I replying in this thread instead of yours. Pbbbbbt. Don’t ya be spendin’ all my inheritance on cheap booze now, buy the good stuff. An you’ll notice I did this to try to stay on top again.

You may not be impressed, bein’s how ya’ll are sophisticted city slickers, but this plays pretty well here in the sticks.

“The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind.” - Humphrey Bogart

Ah, but Unc, I was BORN in Cleveland…like every New Yorker, I’m from Someplace Else.
So pfbbbbt yourself, I can come by if I wanna.

Hey, get your saxophone chops back, and you can come jam with Melanie and me next time you hit the Apple.


I don’t know any Michigan jokes, but I’m really trying to do my part. . .

Doper get-together in beautiful historical Columbus sounds like fun. I wouldn’t be able to make the New Year’s dealy, as I am commited to uniting with an army of Slavists to descend upon and conquer the raging Second City at the time, but don’t let that stop you.

Post bills.

“There is nothing you ought to do, for the simple reason that you know nothing, nothing whatever- make a mental note of that, if you please.”
-V. Nabokov