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I went to Austin this weekend.

As you may know, my beloved first-generation iPod, Misty II, fatally deceased herself recently, and I got a new 80G number whose name is Ebony White. Endless fun has been had loading Ebony up with music – with double the capacity of my old iPod, I was able to import not only my old playlists (jazz, hip-hop, road music) but a bunch of other stuff (all my old-time radio shows, a big metal playlist, a classical playlist, and all of my Top Ten Albums of the Year from 1969-2006). And naturally, this means I want to take a lot of long road trips to get the most out of these. Happily, the I35 was accommodating in this regard, throwing a locked-up semi and a car fire at me to cause long, boring delays just perfect for iPod fun.

Once I arrived, arrangements were made to dine at Stubbs, home of great barbecue and easily confused waitstaff. oilyrags, scottvond and lauri8 joined me for desultory conversation, barbecued animal flesh and a discussion of the plausibility of Willie Nelson as a sinister, Noah-Cross-style biofuels tycoon. After this, I insisted on bowling, because I enjoy things that involve alcohol and fun. We went to a place in the middle of north nowhere, and a good time was had by all, especially Scott, who whipped us like he was trying to get the local Wheel of Pain franchise. After that: Flugtag! Tomatoes can’t fly, was the lesson I took away from that event.

If I took drugs, and if I had a drug-taking filter, this is where I would confess that I got hold of some shit this weekend that purt near made me lose my ever-tenuous grip on reality. Whether I just took too much, or whether there was something else in it besides weed, or whether, as Austin theorizes, I am a big pussy, that shit climbed right on top of me and didn’t get down for another 12-14 hours. There are many, many hours of Saturday night where I cannot really account for what I was saying, doing, hearing, or experiencing, and while I am assured that I didn’t murder anybody or wind up naked in a lake, I have only the word of others and my lack of a fresh police blotter in way of proof.

Thanks are due to: oilyrags for putting me up and giving me a lovely piece of art; so_crates, for a birthday present I didn’t receive for several weeks due to its arrival at an address no longer my own; and hipsterdetritus, for giving me something to look forward to next year. Next stop: Texas State Fair! In a goddamn month. Feh.


Oh, P.S.: There was a huge green alley ball we referred to as "Hulkball". It weighed about 50 pounds and the thumb hole was large enough to hold two adult male thumbs. I used it for several frames on the theory that its gargantuan size alone would be enough to cause a strike; it turned out that this theory was flawed.

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lauri8
Aug. 27th, 2007 04:01 pm (UTC)
Mmmm hmmm.

You did sound rather distant** (metaphysically, not corporeally) on the phone when I called to apologize for missing y'all at Flugtag.

**And by distant, I mean you sounded like someone had become detached from the line while out on a spacewalk and yet wasn't terribly concerned to see the mother ship receding swiftly and silently into the deep.
oilyrags
Aug. 27th, 2007 04:13 pm (UTC)
Ha ha! Well, the next day you were saying "more please!" so I guess it wasn't that bad. Perhaps you just aren't used to the edible approach? I did warn you that the last time I'd tried it, I stayed up in the air more or less the whole next day.
oilyrags
Aug. 27th, 2007 04:26 pm (UTC)
Also:

HARUKUBARU!
scottvond
Aug. 27th, 2007 07:12 pm (UTC)
Sure, the bowling was fun at the time, but now I think I need Tommy John surgery.

As to the brownies baked by Mr. Rags...all I'll say is I took a walk down 6th Street that could have been an outtake from Easy Rider...
ludickid
Aug. 27th, 2007 08:40 pm (UTC)
Man, I'm glad it wasn't just me. Them things MESSED ME UP.
mckennl
Aug. 27th, 2007 07:28 pm (UTC)
Oh my god you ATE it? That's like -- didn't you know that eating it equals HOURS of .... well, I don't really remember, but it took hours.
ludickid
Aug. 27th, 2007 08:40 pm (UTC)
Actually, uh, I smoked two joints, AND ate a brownie. With so much stuff in it that I was like picking the dope out of my teeth. Also by "a brownie" I mean "two and a half". So.

I DIDN'T KNOW, I PLEAD IGNORANCE
oilyrags
Aug. 27th, 2007 08:50 pm (UTC)
Hey now! I ran the egg/butter/bud mixture through a blender, it was chopped up supafine!

But yeah, there was a lot of it in there.
mckennl
Aug. 27th, 2007 09:52 pm (UTC)
The two joints would have worn off by the time the brownie kicked in, if I remember correctly. I are jealous.
_sydlexic_
Aug. 27th, 2007 10:15 pm (UTC)
All contingent on strain and quantity of consumption, as well as what was eaten earlier that way. Smoking can create effects up to maybe 4-5 hours tops, with consumption kicking in somewhere between 15 and 90 minutes later.

I'm somewhere between jealous and concerned.
_sydlexic_
Aug. 27th, 2007 10:15 pm (UTC)
*eaten earlier that day.
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