So, 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.
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.