Message from discussion Keith's Impossibly Boring DaveCon Trip Report
From: Donz5 <do...@aol.com>
Subject: Re: Keith's Impossibly Boring DaveCon Trip Report
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2008 13:21:37 -0700 (PDT)
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On Jun 23, 3:16=A0pm, Keith Rose <xkei...@xmayparkx.com> wrote:
> Travel was blissfully uneventful. =A0The funniest part of my travel
> experience came when I was leaving NY. =A0I had just checked out of
> my hotel, and one of the hotel staff offered to call a cab for me.
> I declined, telling him that I would be taking the train and bus
> out to the airport. =A0I jokingly added that "I wanted to see it all."
> He laughed, and responded "I don't know what you think you're going
> to see, but go for it." =A0But I'm getting way ahead of myself.
I think you forgot to go into detail on the trip back. Fess up!
> My flight into town landed at about 10:30am on Thursday. =A0I took
> the M60 bus to Astoria Blvd. in Queens, and from there took the N
> straight into town; ...
The end of the M60 line is right across the street from me. Thanks.
> We got our tickets, and it took an amazing feat of line-jumping on
> my part to score ticket #13. =A0Then we went back to 53rd to hang out
> and witness the well-documented, harrowing adventures that Donz
> experienced. =A0A few of us went over to Jamba Juice, because, really,
> how could you NOT do that?
But how'd you all manage to destroy the stage carpet?
> After the show, we got to participate in the taping of the TMS, and
> I think we'll all be stunned if Donz's performance doesn't garner
> him some sort of award.
I got a call from Mark Wahlberg. Something about not being available
for a sequel. Wasn't interested.
> After the TMS taping, I split from the group so that I could check
> into the hotel, and I caught up with everybody at the restaurant.
> I had fun chatting with DDY about Kansas and college life, and with
> Donz about database software and video editing software. =A0I enjoyed
> Rocco's mocking me with his impossibly long hair, and I really
> enjoyed the fact that Brad didn't flee the city as soon as he saw
> me this year.
> After the staff at Cascina got tired of us (after about three hours),
> it was time to move on. =A0I left the group at this point, thinking
> I'd get to see a few folks the next day for lunch. =A0But, I didn't
> want to stay up too late, because of the things I had planned for
> the next day.
I'm sorry you didn't join us later; I never got a chance to say
farewell and how great it was to see you again.
> One of the things on my list of "New York Experiences" that I hadn't
> done yet was jog through Central Park. =A0But I also wanted to get a
> ticket for a tour through Yankee Stadium. =A0Knowing that I'd have
> to be in line for the ticket early, I had to wake very early in the
> day for my jog. =A0Perfect weather for an early morning run. =A0After
> a quick shower I jumped on the D train headed for the Bronx. =A0Luckily,
> I got in line early enough for a ticket to the 1pm tour. =A0I took
> the D back down to Time Square, and arrived at the pie place about
> 15 minutes early, only to find that it had been shut down by the
> board of health. =A0I overheard one of the workers telling an irate
> potential customer that a knob on one of their gas ovens was faulty,
> and wouldn't be repaired for a couple of days. =A0I waited until
> 11:30, which was the designated meet-up time, and nobody showed.
> Convinced that I had just been punk'd, I dejectedly slunk back to
> my hotel to retrieve my camera before going back to the Bronx for
> my tour.
> The rest of my trip is non-DaveCon related, so I'll just blow through
> it. =A0I toured Yankee Stadium, but refused to sit on the bench in
> the dugout - I do have my standards. =A0I meandered through Greenwich
> Village, and had a relaxing break on a bench in Washington Square
> park - right up until the moment a pigeon took a big dump on me.
> I took in the game at Yankee Stadium that night, and had the pleasure
> of seeing them get beat by the Reds. =A0I also had the pleasure of
> paying $20 for two dogs and a beer (and hat with the word "IDIOT!"
> on it). =A0I enjoyed the crushing subway ride back into town after
> the game was over. =A0I left town early the next day.
> That's it.
> I did take some pictures:http://gallery.mac.com/bkeithrose/100104
Nice pics; the Yankees seem a lot younger these days. Also didn't
realize the team went co-ed.
I liked the Retired Numbers photo. Looked like the start of Churchill