Strategy Pre-UV3
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For this go around, one of our esteemed charter members suggested one of the local fire halls as our dive. Cheap beer, good service, and a 50 cent pool table proved to be an irresistible combination (Have you noticed that anywhere there is alcohol and we don't get thrown out for spinning beer bottles, throwing darts at maps, or oogling the patrons are places we really, really, really like as UV dives?)

In this case, I have to admit that it was truly a great place to kick off an UV trip. They just got a new CD machine, so no skips, and the selection was awesome. We selected the starting point to Rush's La Villa Strangiato. Can't think of a more appropriate tune to set up an UV. A strange house for strange people doing strange things.

Also heard tunes unheard of in years: Kings and Queens by Aerosmith, Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Son of a Son of a Sailor by Mr Buffet had us tapping our toes.

Things are starting off well this trip. Classic quotes, such as:
 - I'm going to the liquor
 - Now that's a good pose
 - Face it dude, we just suck

just bring warmth to the heart, and promise things we would probably dread considering, if we hadn't drunk so much. We set a new average in our short history of 10 drinks (impressive when you consider that we're IT geeks and don't get out much), for a grand total of 32 legs Adding the missed dart, we end up with 33 legs. The beer gods chose East as our intended location, so the legs split as follows:
 - 24 Easterly
 - 3 Westerly
 - 3 Northerly
 - 3 Southerly

(Please God, let them add up to 33)

Since we're on the East coast, we expect this trip to validate the UV concept, or show us up as the idiots we sometimes fear we are.

Better idiots than A-holes, I always say, so we trudge on.

East is a sign.
A mandate.
A directive.
A dictate.
A decree.
A ruling from above.
A mission.

A holy calling.

We are awestruck.
A mission from god.
Failure is not an option.
We immediately extend the trip to four days. (Immediately after extended groveling and promises of gifts of great value to our significant others)

Given the enormous burden now upon us, we sequester ourselves, all alone...

 

I drink alone, yeah,
with nobody else
I drink alone, yeah,
with nobody else
You know when I drink alone,

I prefer to be by myself

Every morning just before breakfast,
I don't want no coffee or tea
Just me and my good buddy Wiser,
that's all I ever need
'Cause I drink alone, yeah,
with nobody else
Yeah, you know when I drink alone,
I prefer to be by myself

The other night I laid sleeping,
and I woke from a terrible dream
So I called up my pal Jack Daniel's,
and his partner Jimmy Bean
And we drank alone, yeah,
with nobody else
Yeah, you know when I drink alone,
I prefer to be by myself

The other day I got invited to a party,
but I stayed home instead
Just me and my pal Johnny Walker,
and his brothers Black and Red
And we drank alone, yeah,
with nobody else
Yeah, you know when I drink alone,
I prefer to be by myself

My whole family done give up on me,
and it makes me feel oh so bad
The only one who will hang out with me,
is my dear old granddad
And we drink alone, yeah,
with nobody else
Yeah, you know when I drink alone,
I prefer to be by myself