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So I went to the Safe House last night...
Posted June 17, 2006 - 14:03:18

International Exports... I stole this photo, and I feel badSo, believe it or not, having lived most of my life in Milwaukee, I had never been to the Safe House until last night. I know, it's sad. It's the sort of thing you often just don't have time to do, or you put off... yeah. Needless to say then, when Vanessa asked if I wanted to go with to the Something Awful Forums GoonMeet, I said yes. That, and, well - I severely needed to get the heck out of the house.

So, I drove down to the East Side, where Vanessa lives, and parked by her apartment. Of course, when I say parked by her apartment, I mean several blocks away - having completely forgotten that I could have parked in her driveway. Five stupid points for the Trae for that one, folks. We then took the bus downtown (as bus tickets are cheaper than downtown parking), and ended up finding many of the other people outside on the street (as it was easier to explain a street corner to people than it is to explain the entrance to the Safe House.

I expected to not know anyone besides Vanessa there, but as we all know that's not the way my life works - as it turns out that one of the other people there was Liz (who has now just registered on this site as Lizzy - everyone say hello) who I had met at NoBrandCon - as she was one of Kellin and Taelic's booth lackeys. To continue the theme of small world, I should point out that Liz is also good friends with Paige (Rhi) who I went to high school with. This continues to prove my theory that I cannot go anywhere in this state and not run into someone who I already know.  This happens nine times out of ten, no matter where I go - Wisconsin is just one overblown small town in my world, I swear.

But yeah - it was a nice little event. Lively conversation was had, good food, and it was... well, the Safe House. I had a good time, and, as mentioned earler, I needed to get the heck out of the house.  So again, Vanessa, thank you for asking me along.

As for my plans for the rest of the weekend, likely they will involve downloading the new episode of Doctor Who, rewatching more West Wing DVDs, and playing Spider Solitaire. Exciting? Probably not. In fact, if I may be so bold to say that it is the antithesis of exciting.  It will, however, keep me entertained, and that is about as much as I can ask for I think.

In fact, I'm going to get straight to that right now.

...Spider Solitaire is so damn addicting...

- Traegorn

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You know I tried to get you to get to the Safe House several times..... 
Wisconsin being an overgrown small town is true--every time I go to something that's even a semi-public event, I will inevitably run into at least one person I know, and if I don't, I'll meet someone who knows someone I know.

It's kind of creepy, but makes for interesting conversations sometimes.
Erika - the difference is you didn't ask me when I was deprived of human contact outside my family for two weeks. :)

I'm liable to do anything at that point.
That's just insulting.
Uh - it wasn't meant to be insulting.  It was meant to be funny.

I was saying that I've been desperate for human contact, and am therefore willing to do things I wouldn't normally.

If that's insulting to anyone, it should be insulting to me, since it points out the sad shape of my social life currently.
Funny; you always have the best time when it's something you DON'T want to do.
Not always true, but often enough - yeah.
it many not be always true but it's A LOT MORE true than not.
It's also insulting to me.  "Oh man, I was so desperate for human contact that I hung out with Vanessa."
That's not what I meant either!

Damn it, I quit.  :(
well if that's not what you meant you're saying you would force yourself to go with other people?
You're not the only one... I've also never been to the Safe House, nor Ed Debevic's for that matter (is that even still around?)  ... despite being constantly told that I should visit these places.
I don't know if Ed Debevic's is still around, as I haven't been their since High School.  It's not that great though, so I wouldn't worry about it.  Safe House, on the other hand, is cool.
If it helps at all, I ran into a bunch of the No Brand Con Green Bay contingent... in KANSAI AIRPORT, JAPAN.

How the hell does that happen?!

~Sean




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