JUOTA 2009 - Austin, Texas - Weekend of May 23rd

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Re: JUOTA 2009 - Austin, Texas - Weekend of May 23rd

Postby toomanyhatz » 26 May 2009, 19:27

The toomanies are packing up the computer for the shuttle ride to the airport, which is in about 45 min. Manly hugs from me to all. Can hardly wait to start planning the next one!

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Re: JUOTA 2009 - Austin, Texas - Weekend of May 23rd

Postby Velvis » 26 May 2009, 22:54

Leg of Lamb is a funny fucker, ain't he? And less than half the age of most of us. Baron, I think, was the second youngest.
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Re: JUOTA 2009 - Austin, Texas - Weekend of May 23rd

Postby Velvis » 26 May 2009, 23:44

The Fish makes a mean comp. If Mix Club meant I'd draw him every month, I'd never go inactive.
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Re: JUOTA 2009 - Austin, Texas - Weekend of May 23rd

Postby Sambient » 27 May 2009, 00:19

Six String wrote:Whaddayamean you haven't had spareribs before Sam? :shock: The brisket I can understand because there's no point in eating it outside of Texas unless a Texan cooks it for you. :)

No, no, no. It's that when I asked our fantastic host how the spare ribs there were (can't remember the name of the second place), he said he didn't know.
I have an answer, they're fuckin' good.

It's interesting to see that almost no one is smiling in those pics at Polvo's.
I noticed that. I think that might even be why I stopped bothering with the camera. I just thought I was taking bad pictures.

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Re: JUOTA 2009 - Austin, Texas - Weekend of May 23rd

Postby Very Stable Baron » 27 May 2009, 00:25

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Six String wrote:Whaddayamean you haven't had spareribs before Sam? :shock: The brisket I can understand because there's no point in eating it outside of Texas unless a Texan cooks it for you. :)

No, no, no. It's that when I asked our fantastic host how the spare ribs there were (can't remember the name of the second place), he said he didn't know.
I have an answer, they're fuckin' good.


I didn't even know you went through with it! I'll have to try them sometime. Kreuz is the answer.

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Six String wrote:It's interesting to see that almost no one is smiling in those pics at Polvo's.
I noticed that. I think that might even be why I stopped bothering with the camera. I just thought I was taking bad pictures.


Well, I had fun. And though it wasn't necessarily the best place for conversation . . . well, I have a soft spot for Polvos. Every time I've ever gone, I've had a great time. It helps that I can walk there from my place!

On my way now to meet up with Fish for some burgers and beer. We had lunch at the Chili Parlor, and he managed to keep his complaints about the lack of greens on the down low.
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Re: JUOTA 2009 - Austin, Texas - Weekend of May 23rd

Postby Sambient » 27 May 2009, 00:49

We ate at Polvos? All I remember are the chips and downing three margaritas.

I wanna know if anyone took Sam's recommendation and feasted at The Mighty Cone?

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Re: JUOTA 2009 - Austin, Texas - Weekend of May 23rd

Postby Six String » 27 May 2009, 01:07

I didn't have time for a mighty cone but I did have some ribs along with my brisket at the airport.

They were delicicous.

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Re: JUOTA 2009 - Austin, Texas - Weekend of May 23rd

Postby moonie » 27 May 2009, 02:01

I had to share this with you guys. This is my new favorite reason to love Texas this week.*

I hear he's playing Marfa soon. Oh hell yeah I'm going.





OK, only slightly J-up related, because I discussed our plans to go check out Marfa. Carry on.
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Re: JUOTA 2009 - Austin, Texas - Weekend of May 23rd

Postby Livet » 27 May 2009, 02:16

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Unexpected, but received with pride!


Looking over Six Strings leftovers from Lulling, Lubock and Whole Foods, there was talk of launching a bbq brisket croissant, with the flagship store in Paris, Texas. So this is your chance to get in on the ground floor!

I have to add my thanks to Baron (and his silver machine and Neverknows too) for being such a great host. Anyone who gets a chance to go to Austin, go. You will receive some serious hospitality.

I am back in New York and not a little bummed. Austin is an excellent town. Everything was so easy with this jolly up. If going out and listening to music was this easy in New York, I'd hear a lot more music.

And don't start me on the tacos...
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Re: JUOTA 2009 - Austin, Texas - Weekend of May 23rd

Postby Velvis » 27 May 2009, 03:25

Rita's telephonic cussing out of T. Berry was a highlight.
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Re: JUOTA 2009 - Austin, Texas - Weekend of May 23rd

Postby The Fish » 27 May 2009, 04:12

Just back from burger and beers with our illustrious host. I am officially the last man standing (although I know this will be a cue for jokes in some quarters). All weekend I've been telling Baron he is a "diamond geezer" I'm sure he suspects that's some kind of secret insult, but any fellow Brits can no doubt put him straight that this is indeed a compliment.

Thanks Michael, you've been a star.

Anyway off to the airport tomorrow. The jolly up is now officially over. This is Fish checking out. Thank you and goodnight.
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Re: JUOTA 2009 - Austin, Texas - Weekend of May 23rd

Postby Very Stable Baron » 27 May 2009, 04:48

You beat me home!

The fat lady may not have sung, but the two fat men have had the last beer.

I ate entirely too much at Casino El Camino (and drank too much warm Shiner) which rendered me unable to do much more drinking or talking at the Ginger Man. Alas. I just missed the bus, but figured the walk would do me good. It was a long, nostalgic walk down S. 1st, on the bridge over the river, past the School for the Deaf, the Torchy's Trailer Park on the left, then the Bouldin Creek Coffeehouse on the left, and -- of course -- Jovitas and Freddies and La Mexicana and POLVOS and the little coffee places and the taco truck and onward to Oltorf and past the G&S Bar and the Buenos Aires Restaurant and the dead animal smell that's been there for a week and past the neighborhood Torchy's and up to my apartment, accompanied by the crescent moon and good memories. I'm glad a few of them went down on my street! The walk itself was yet another highlight -- if the shambolic, 3 am walks home from South Austin were all I had, the whole trip would've been worth it.

So I'm glad y'all had a good time. I sure as hell did. I had a hell of a lot more to say and if I had a dictating machine on the way home, this would be longer and cheesier.

You've got a friend in Texas.

Party on!
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Re: JUOTA 2009 - Austin, Texas - Weekend of May 23rd

Postby Very Stable Baron » 27 May 2009, 04:51

Now if we could get some accounts of this thing and pictures, that would be cool (thanks, Sam!). I'll forget what doesn't get written.

And for the rest of y'all, start saving your sheckles for next year, because it ain't the place and it ain't the host, it's the people.
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Re: JUOTA 2009 - Austin, Texas - Weekend of May 23rd

Postby Corporate whore » 27 May 2009, 07:58

The Fish wrote:All weekend I've been telling Baron he is a "diamond geezer" I'm sure he suspects that's some kind of secret insult, but any fellow Brits can no doubt put him straight that this is indeed a compliment.


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Re: JUOTA 2009 - Austin, Texas - Weekend of May 23rd

Postby The Fish » 27 May 2009, 15:34

It seems Austin is trying to reacclimatise me to life back home. The Sundays are playing on the lobby muzak and outside it is pissing down.
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Re: JUOTA 2009 - Austin, Texas - Weekend of May 23rd

Postby toomanyhatz » 27 May 2009, 18:57

The Fish: as always, the last man standing.

Have a good flight. I'm back at work. :(
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Re: JUOTA 2009 - Austin, Texas - Weekend of May 23rd

Postby Six String » 27 May 2009, 23:28

toomanyhatz wrote: I'm back at work. :(


Not I. I just finished watching Barcelona kick ManU's ass!

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Re: JUOTA 2009 - Austin, Texas - Weekend of May 23rd

Postby Sambient » 28 May 2009, 00:21

I know I cannot be the only one who took pictures. I remember being on the other end of the camera too.
I also refuse to write more of my version of the adventures until some other guests start contributing.

I realized today I have one more thing for which I'd like to thank Baron. Thanks for noticing my reconstructed t-shirt creations. Nice quality in a guy.

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Re: JUOTA 2009 - Austin, Texas - Weekend of May 23rd

Postby toomanyhatz » 28 May 2009, 00:33

Sambient wrote:I know I cannot be the only one who took pictures.


There's lots of toomanydocumentationz as well. We'll post as soon as we can (in our copious "spare time").
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Re: JUOTA 2009 - Austin, Texas - Weekend of May 23rd

Postby toomanypillowz » 28 May 2009, 00:39

Working. Will try to post this weekend.
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