Thursday, November 04, 2010

A whirlwind weekend's recap.

As promised (to some), a full recap of my Weekend to Restore Sanity and/or Fear...

Friday: Flying and Driving
  • flew out of the Island airport on Porter
  • super-nice to fly out of, can definitely recommend
  • met the fellows at Newark, picked up the car
  • hit up a Target to buy sensible shoes and water, granola bars
  • rolled into the hotel at about 2am
Saturday: Standing and Walking
  • woke up a little late for a breakfast meet-up
  • met lovely folks on the Metro and on the streets
  • got handed "Team Fear" signs on a corner
  • joined the crowd by 9:30 or 10ish; already tons of folks there
  • read numerous hilarious signs
  • Roots and John Legend came on and played
  • Mythbusters had us doing the wave and jumping in unison to trigger seismometers
  • Stewart and Colbert came out and made some jokes
  • Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam and Ozzy Osbourne battled with "Peace Train" and "Crazy Train" (you can figure out which comedian was behind whom)
  • score was settled with the O'Jays singing "Love Train"
  • correspondents were funny, crowd was polite
  • good time had by all 250,000-ish attendees
  • Metro was packed afterward so we just walked to the bar in Adams Morgan
  • had some beers, then had some burgers, and then more beers
  • tuckered-out and in bed by 10
Sunday: Whole Lotta Jersey
  • encountered stupid traffic jams on way down to DC; determined not to repeat said slow-assed-ness on way back
  • had great breakfast in Maryland; first encounter with scrapple deemed successful
  • saw lots of New Jersey; some is OK, most is an eyesore
  • saw Christine O'Donnell campaign signs in Delaware
  • sat in front of drunk chowderheads on plane ride back
A hell of a weekend, all told. Definitely one for the books.

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