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Thursday, August 7, 2008

A Couple Notes on Slog Happy

posted by on August 7 at 13:14 PM

I’m excited for Slog Happy. I also love the Hideout, and I don’t go there nearly enough.

But I know that some of you have been complaining about the lack of sit-down meals, and I’d like to suggest that, before, during, or after Slog Happy, you stop by Thai Star, just next door to the Hideout. It’s really great, cheap Thai food, although the ambiance leaves something to be desired. I recommend all the soups and the curries. You won’t regret it.

Also of note for some of you: In an effort to class up Slog happy with some old-fashioned book-learnin’, I’ll be bringing some advance reader’s copies for anyone who’s interested. They’re not for resale, but they’re perfectly good for reading. I’ll try to bring a mixture of genres and interests.

Actually, now that I’ve written this, I can’t tell if the free books will bring new people out or inspire more people to stay home. I guess we’ll find out.

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Books! I was planning on being there already, but now I'm planning...more? I need more to read, and if you recommend it that's a start.

Posted by Abby | August 7, 2008 1:20 PM

You're just trying to get the pile off your desk, aren't you?

Posted by Fnarf | August 7, 2008 1:22 PM


Posted by boxofbirds | August 7, 2008 1:26 PM

Books are good.

And if Thai Star does take-out, that's good too.

Posted by COMTE | August 7, 2008 1:29 PM

Thai Star does do take-out. I've actually never eaten in their restaurant, which, I cannot emphasize enough, is really ugly.

Posted by Paul Constant | August 7, 2008 1:39 PM

staff hasn't cared before when I've brought food to eat to the Hideout from Thai Star

Posted by eatb4udrink | August 7, 2008 1:45 PM

Free books make me happy. Very. Very. Happy. Will there be a Slog book review challenge too after we read them?

Posted by PopTart | August 7, 2008 1:52 PM

As all Fremonsters do, I love Thai food - great idea!

So, do they have a real 4 star or do I have to order 5 star to get 4 star there?

I think if you bring some Thai cookbooks, we can review the recipes, PopTart. Or just all do takeout.

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 7, 2008 1:55 PM

Books are good, but parading's better...

Posted by elrider | August 7, 2008 1:57 PM

If you go to Thai Star I would suggest gazing at the jigsaw puzzle art of Minnie and Mickey walking through a post-apocalyptic world. It's hanging on the left wall when you walk in. So strange...

Posted by Jon e. Rock | August 7, 2008 2:20 PM

I'll be bringing some advance reader's copies for anyone who's interested.... I canít tell if the free books will bring new people out or inspire more people to stay home.

No, this is good... only holding the Happy on a golf course could possibly interest me more.

Posted by jmr | August 7, 2008 2:20 PM

Will, star per gallon, buddy.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | August 7, 2008 2:33 PM

1. Free books are better than random Stranger swag.

2. Thai food? That is not what I want to be eating to cushion my stomach against an onslaught of beer.

Posted by Greg | August 7, 2008 2:34 PM

Thai Star is, indeed, good shit. I had no idea there was a bar there. Nice.

Sadly, I'm taking the MCAT at 8am the next morning, so no Slog Happy for me.

Posted by violet_dagrinder | August 7, 2008 3:07 PM

I feel pressured to bring a baseball-related prize. . . .

Posted by Chicago Fan | August 7, 2008 3:07 PM

Paul, are you just trying to unload that "Men are studs, women are sluts" book?

Posted by Davida | August 7, 2008 3:22 PM

I'm not going unless the venue is muppet-friendly.

Posted by Cookie W. Monster | August 7, 2008 3:27 PM

@15 You totally should.

Posted by Hernandez | August 7, 2008 3:32 PM

@17 - well, there was that incident of sock-puppet abuse, but you should be fine, cookie monster.

Just don't ask for a cookie crunch ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 7, 2008 3:55 PM

I thought teh Cookie Monster was all about the veggies and shit these days...

Posted by COMTE | August 7, 2008 4:26 PM

@16: That book is safe in my house where nobody else will ever touch it ever again.

Posted by Paul Constant | August 7, 2008 4:48 PM

Too gay. Can't go.

Posted by Gaylord | August 7, 2008 10:45 PM

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