OK! It looks like I’ll need to attend to my duties if I want to come out and frolic on the board some more.
The following is an accurate and precise record of the transactions of HOU.DOPE 1 presented in a manner not necessarily subscribing to the standards of the Houston SDMB Board of Directors:
We, being Ayesha, The LION, Sealemon88 and beatle, congregated, after a fashion, at Cafe Adobe Sunday last. Very nice day, I got there a little early and had a couple of beers watching Dallas and Green Bay go at it as well as watching some of my companions in the bar. Well, those two left and besides, I had Dopers to meet!
I’d remembered something Phil D had said in another IRL thread about wearing funny hats and, at the last minute, had thought of a name tag for IFF. I just recycled a convention name tag, but Ayesha, who’s a dedicated craftsperson, made individual name tags for all of us. We’ve all seen a jillion preprinted name tags, and I had to think, when have I ever had a hand crafted name tag? Never! It’s kinda cool. And what’s more, it’s sitting here on my desk right now. A physical artifact! Unlike all the UFO stuff we’ve heard over the years, I can prove these people are real!
The Rocky Horror Picture Show served as a social conduit on several levels, as it has before. The LION attended the first Houston showing (when was that, TL?) and that led to much reminiscing. We’ll get to that (I think). Mr. T’s your man on the radio front - it’s always interesting to hear from somebody who has been mining the airwaves and TL knows the score. Really. And I’ll also say here, TL and I met quick agreement on another observation: we both felt like we were pretty smart 'til we arrived at this board. Not like we now think we’re dummies or anything, but we agreed, if you’re going to proffer an answer in GQ, be sure of your answer.
And Mr. Sealemon88 attended as well. He is the reason I said above “congregated, after a fashion,” We knew he was going to. But it got to be 4:30 and Ayesha said, “I’m not giving up on him yet.” I think we had the simultaneous thought - Does this place have two bars? I volunteered for recon…
Mr. Sealemon was watching the game and the bar and his 'rita when I fetched him. He looked like a man relieved - it was great to know the whole crew had assembled. I like Sealemon and he is, as per his own self desription, a quiet guy until you get to know him. Well, all you gals think he’s a sweetie - let me quote the Sealemon on his years at Rocky Horror:
“We were front-row assholes! We had a battery-powered watergun that could get the first 30 rows…”
And, in gal world, he’s still probably a sweetie. Anyway, nice guy - the whole crew was a very enjoyable meet.
Rocky Horror continued for a while, because of the association with our absent member, Cessandra (BTW, Cess, is that pronounced w/a hard C or a soft C?). We’ll see you next time.
Now, on to the show…
Well, let’s not keep anybody waiting; here is the list:
hmmmm…Satan?..snorkeling through my own patented scrawl I see something that looks like…Sadam?..hmmm…ass…yes, it’s Brian; oh! and we agreed not to tell him what we said about him (wink).
Now Mullinator,…well I’ve got a reference to the tall guy - post more.
Others of whom we spoke (in no particular order):
daniel p bostaph
El Mariachi Loco
Coldfire (you still owe me a beer, man, but I know I’ve got to show to collect)
John (or however he spells his name)
Zette (and her pal, Bug Vomit)
manhattan and the whole New York group (Hey flora and alpha and uke, et al it’s late and this is a big homework assignment)
Opal and Storm
Neuro (oh, f***, I’m not lookin’ at it, but nt grrrl - you know who you are)
Remember - I said no particular order AND then we named another 50 or so until finally Sealemon made the pronouncement that there wasn’t any poster he wouldn’t like to meet. Personally, I could miss some of our three day wonders, but the rest of y’all. Hey, c’mon!
Yep, Mr. Sealemon, I think, called it right when he said there’s really only about 300 or so posters who are active. Ah, well…
We did identify a little list of bad dogs, but I think I’ll hold off on posting that.
Taking into consideration that I am the current Houston SDMB record holder for alcohol consumption at a single meeting, I’ll try to wrap this up.
Other issues addressed:
Editing your own post - Well, all of us have posted some typos (some interesting) and we know the UBB software allows this option, and notes any editing
If you don’t like moderated boards, try one that is not
Oh Geez, a lot…
We’ve received communiques regarding visits from various potential visitors, including Guy Propski, Mike King and Byzantine. Ya’ll keep us posted. OK? We can probably muster one or two or a few.
Suffice to say that it was a lot of fun to get together; there’s a lot more in my notes, but I think I just need to let it run from here…