Gut Rumbles

February 13, 2006

it's a go

I have my e-tickets for the airplane, my room (with wireless internet service) is booked and I'm all set to attend the blown-eyed blodgers meet in Austin in April. Now I'm just wondering... what to wear, oh, what to wear...

Looking at the list of likely attendees, I expect this gathering to be a good one--- with intellectual conversation, philosophical debate, keen analysis of current events, witty bon mots and perhaps mass skinny-dipping in the hotel pool. Dignity, with debauchery.

I'm bringing a bottle of red nail polish. I intend to open the Acidman Toenail Painting Salon for the ladies who wish to wear the mark of the beast my handiwork on their pretty feet. I might even bring a guitar, too.

Hope to see you there!


Think you can avoid drinking?

For what it's worth, my Mom is a big time alky, and she has managed to stay sober for years.

Posted by: Bane on February 13, 2006 02:27 PM

... it should be quite a party... the list of attendees is huge....

Posted by: Eric on February 13, 2006 06:00 PM

Ooooooo! Toenail paintin' by THE A-man?!

Posted by: Lil Toni on February 13, 2006 06:13 PM

Better watchout Lil Toni, he will do more than just paint your toe nails.

Posted by: Catfish on February 13, 2006 07:06 PM

My daughter's job is to see that I DON'T get my toenails painted, not that I would ever let such a vile thing happen.

Posted by: Jim - PRS on February 13, 2006 07:26 PM

I reckon Texas is big enough for you and Livey both but I am not sure those Texas bloggers know what they are in for. Sure wish I was a going.

Posted by: GUYK on February 13, 2006 07:34 PM

This'll be fiesta to remember, though I very much doubt if 80% of the attendees will remember most of it once they sober up.

Be sure and check out the nightly bat launching from under the Congress St. bridge where it crosses Town Lake. It's right near the hotel. Millions of the little suckers.

See you there!

Posted by: El Capitan on February 13, 2006 09:42 PM

Since I don't drink I will remember everything. Looking forward to it darlin.

Posted by: livey on February 13, 2006 09:54 PM


Keep Kelly and this old bastard away from my damned toenails.

Posted by: Jim - PRS on February 13, 2006 10:17 PM

very nice! glad you are definite, can't wait to see you.

Posted by: shoe on February 13, 2006 10:37 PM

Finally ! I get to meet one of my Blog heroes.

I will NOT be getting my toenails done....unless I imbibe as much as I did at the Fla. Rott that case I shudder to think in what state I may return home in, given the sense of humor displayed by this crowd...

Posted by: delftsman3 on February 13, 2006 11:02 PM

tha line starts BEHIND me.

Posted by: Lil Toni on February 14, 2006 12:38 AM

Oh fuck, I would so love to see those bats. Kin, you understand...

Posted by: Bane on February 14, 2006 01:50 AM

Yes, Bane. He CAN DO IT!


Rob, you need to borrow THAT red hat with the purple feather.

Posted by: Maggie on February 14, 2006 07:07 AM

Hmph... wasn't invited. And A-man can go to Austin, but can he come to Dallas?

I think the answer is quite clear...

[exit, pouting]

Posted by: Kim du Toit on February 14, 2006 02:09 PM

See ya there! o' and Kim! Everyone was invited!

Posted by: oddybobo on February 14, 2006 02:32 PM

Well, Austin is really close to Houston (cough, cough) and I do have a couple of friends (cough) up there. Can I bring a bottle of nail polish?

And you MUST eat at Dan's at the corner of Menchaca (pronounced "Man-Shack") and Ben White Blvd. They are to die for!

And if it's open that time of yer, head out to Ski Shores (in Emma Long Park). Some really great blues/acoustic bands (e.g., Steven Doster, Leighton Hamilton) play there on weekends.

Once you experience the Austin music scene, Rob, I have a feeling you won't want to go back home -- except to pack up the rest of your stuff and head back to Texas!! ;-P

Posted by: Joni on February 15, 2006 10:36 AM
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