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Adventurous Weekend [Mar. 16th, 2008|11:21 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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Before I fall asleep, I'll try to recap the awesomeness that was this weekend.

-- kinda short day at work, due to floor reconfiguration/moves.
-- went to Ask a Scientist's "Puzzle Pi Day" event, to a packed cafe with a ton of teams of up to 6 people, working on 5 problems for 10 minutes each. I think we tied for 3rd or 4th or something. Some great problems.
-- drinking in the Mission at Velvet Cantina.

-- brunch with friends at Home.
-- bike ride with Beau across the Golden Gate, and up to the top of the Marin Headlands. Fucking Amazing. Totally need to do that ride again, and often. So beautiful and awesome.
-- epic bar hopping night: Flickr bday party at 111 Minna, Greg Stein's bday party at Dada, then Bruno's, then El Rio for another bday party.

-- car recovery bike ride
-- drove w/ dan_erat and daveman692 to Oakland to watch Lisa's season premier Roller Derby game. brought my SLR and got hundreds of great shots, mostly of people wiping out. to be posted later.
-- went to Playa Azul with the crew for ceviche, tequila shots, and margaritas.
-- went to Billy Goat Hill for more margaritas, beers, photos, and swinging on the rope.
-- lisa, dan_erat, and daveman692 decided we needed to play Rock Band. I've never played it, or even seen it. This required buying a PS3 and Rock Band. Also ordered Little Star while we were in Best Buy, so it was ready. Lisa recommended we walk out of the store with our $600+ worth of electronics and ignore the security guard's request to see our receipt because legally they can't stop you. I'd never thought of this, but liked the idea. Dan said he did it all the time. It was very liberating (but not as much as when I flew on a plane without identification). We got a little scuff from the guy as he repeatedly asked for our receipt and we just kept walking away. Really, it's just a bad store layout.
-- pizza and Rock Band, now also including Lina and her parents from Sweden. I couldn't help myself and had to play Boten Anna when I picked them up. But fortunately they knew it and liked it. :)

-- Sleep

[User Picture]From: burr86
2008-03-17 06:59 am (UTC)
Dude, I've always wanted to do that at a Best Buy but I've never bought anything expensive enough from there. :P
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[User Picture]From: matthew
2008-03-17 07:25 am (UTC)
Rock Band is crazy fun. I didn't have the hutzpah to buy the PS3 with it and opted for sticking with my trusty PS2.
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From: ext_63068
2008-03-17 01:51 pm (UTC)
Haha!! Is "Boten Anna" really the first song you could think of when it comes to Swe? You can never guess what pain that song has given to the swedish people the last 3-5 summers (they played it at least 10 times a day in radiostations and about 3-4 times every hour in every nightclub...).

I would suggest to to play a little bit more sophisticated next time a swede is arround. Something like Abba for instance.
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[User Picture]From: crucially
2008-03-17 02:20 pm (UTC)
I <3 basshunter.

From http://www.popjustice.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2073&Itemid=266

Do you need to be drunk to tell the story?
Oh no, I'm just thirsty. Those pictures were taken at my parents' house and me, my girlfriend and friends had been partying and drinking beforehand. We decided to take some pictures and have a little sex orgy at my place, and those pictures 'somehow' popped up on the internet. It wasn't me who put them online.

So it doesn't make you feel awkward knowing that as many people have seen you having sex as have bought your single?
I don't feel awkward at all. The only thing I feel bad about is that the pictures could have done with a lot of work in Photoshop, that's all I feel awkward about. Honest. I can honestly say that I like sex – I like very much to use my penis for what I was born to do and I'm not really the shy guy. I want to show the world.

The Suns take on it,

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[User Picture]From: jproulx
2008-03-17 02:52 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: brad
2008-03-17 03:21 pm (UTC)
Hahahahaha. :-)

(the comic that Jesse's referring to, for those confused)
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[User Picture]From: jproulx
2008-03-17 10:09 pm (UTC)
Now that I look at it, this looks like one of those lame action movie posters from the early nineties. This calls for more photoshop!

Edited at 2008-03-17 10:10 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: anildash
2008-03-17 06:28 pm (UTC)
funny because true!
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From: jsmarr
2008-03-17 02:56 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a great weekend indeed! :)
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[User Picture]From: vadda
2008-03-17 03:33 pm (UTC)
There was a story about a guy who decided to fight the "show-your-receipt-at-the-exit" policy and got jailed (in Ohio!). The story had a happy end (sort of) but nevertheless your mileage may vary.
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[User Picture]From: hdofu
2008-03-17 03:41 pm (UTC)
Everyone I know is getting into that game, is it really that fun? Also which instruments can you play?
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[User Picture]From: lisa
2008-03-17 04:17 pm (UTC)
those swing photos are awesome. and billy goat hill might be my new favorite little SF park.
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[User Picture]From: cole88
2008-03-17 05:11 pm (UTC)
I woulda gotten Xbox 360 and Rock Band but nonetheless, its a fun game. I'll have to come visit and show you how its done.
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[User Picture]From: scosol
2008-03-23 05:42 am (UTC)
Lisa recommended we walk out of the store with our $600+ worth of electronics and ignore the security guard's request to see our receipt because legally they can't stop you. I'd never thought of this, but liked the idea. Dan said he did it all the time.

For even more fun, when you go in to Costco and the person asks for your membership card, tell them to fuck off since you're only buying alcohol.
(CA law barring restriction of sales on alcohol tied to membership in some org)
(I didn't believe this either, until I tried it)
Then on the way out you get to tell them to fuck off AGAIN because as mentioned, by law they can't check your receipt.

I personally usually hand them my receipt to check and then just keep walking-
I don't need the receipt, door-jockey is holding a piece of paper he doesn't know what to do with, and the dismissal of their presumed authority just makes me feel good.
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