Road to Steemfest 3 (8): Free time and after hours

in roadtosteemfest •  13 days ago

The eighth installment in my #roadtosteemfest series, the brain-child of @anomadsoul as he encourages attendees, and those trying their hardest to get there, to write about their journey along the way.

If you missed the first seven posts, you can catch up here 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, if you wish.

And now that you have totally not clicked any of the links above, let's begin...



Serious glow-stick action


Behind the pie charts and expensive Hugo Boss suit, there is a secret party animal. This photo was taken at around 4 pm at a friends wedding 'a few' years ago, and make me laugh because of the stern look on my face - too stern for glow-sticks I think. Nowadays, hey I'm 40 in December, you are going to be hard-pushed to find me raving in the afternoon, or at 3 am for that matter, but that's not to say I don't enjoy the occasional late night. I was going to write 'after hours entertainment', but that doesn't sound right at all.....

In post 5 of this series, I did briefly mention that following an interesting and tiring day of conferences, people start to unwind and relax as the location changes and drinks start to appear in hands. Personally I feel more comfortable out of a suit (not that i'll be wearing one at any point in Poland), and in a more informal setting where there are activities, and it feels more OK to ask personal questions. I don't really remember being asked or asking a particularly personal question last year, but maybe the beer has weakened my memory here.

In the free time and later in the day, I think that there is more camaraderie to be gained, and folks can loosen their tongue and find out who's game for a bit of banter. I'll have to be quick with @anomadsoul though, I expect a couple of people wishing to ask if this is no shower day 3 or not 😛 It's these moments that I enjoy. A laugh and a joke basically. I can take a few hits, but you'll have to be prepared for something in return if you choose to engage. I'll be bringing just a few pairs of jeans, likely be wearing 4 layers at all times, my nose is pretty big, and i'm a bit deaf in one ear - there's an ammo selection pack for you in advance.

Last year I was in my element at the pool haul with free beer. 3-4 beers is optimum playing skill/confidence level, but in all fairness, most of y'all sucked ass, and were there for the taking. I'm glad there's seeming a few more Brits going this year, just in case a Pool table presents itself again. The other countries could 'strike' back though, as I hear that Bowling is potentially on the agenda. You're in luck, i'm rubbish!

A game of Poker or two has also been mentioned, although I could be priced out of entry there - unless Oreo cookies are again the prize pool - or we're they just the edible chips? Anyway, again I'm pretty crap at that - my bluff face is clearly weak. Not to the point of shouting 'fk yeah!' if i'm dealt pocket Aces, but players need not fear the Brit again here.

Exploring the city of Krakow and it's surroundings is something that should be done. If it's pissing down with rain and cold though, I'll probably pass and opt to write a #snippetsfromsteemfest blog on the phone. This tag will be my way of letting you know the post will be short - hopefully what is written is at least informative or entertaining. And no, I won't be asking anyone to pick a number between 1 and 500...

Ideally, I don't want to be tired, having slept just 3 hours a night on the conference days - which last year started around 9 am. The first proper day is an afternoon start I think, so that leaves the first night, and the final couple of nights (as I'm staying for a week), to potentially be awake in the early hours. I'm going to leave what happens here to the the majority decision, to a point! Some of what happens at Steemfest, should probably stay at Steemfest.

My case is supposed to be 8 kg max - sorry, no room for glow-sticks 🕺

Cheers!

Asher

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I will have some baggage allowance so perhaps can slip a few glow sticks into the mix among my top and tails.

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Excellent, you have a box left over from time gone by then? :)

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I was more the 'dress in something shiny' type :P

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ha!

I just snorted, but didn't see a reduction in resource credits so I'm OK with this.

I can bring 10kg by plane, I’ll take some glow sticks :P Or maybe spend those kilos on yummeeeeee Dutch stroopwafels? Better than Oreos!

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Going 'all in' with 3 stroopwafels and a pair of white choc Oreo's :D

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White chocolat! I don’t hear what you’re saying anymore, I’m eating.

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HAHAH :D

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I suggest Bosche bollen 😂

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They won't survive the flight :')

And now that you have totally not clicked any of the links above, let's begin...

My sides XD

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Yeah, I guess everyone has already seen the others so has no need to.... :P

I'm looking forward to some exploring. I'm not a big drinker or late night person, but I enjoy the socialising. Some of us may do some running there too.

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If the weather is 'acceptable', I will be too. Walking around in the rain all day though, forget that! You will find me in a pub, next to the (coal) fire :)

I’ve sadly never won the hand when I somehow scored pocket aces... I think just eating the Oreos might be the best bet. And yes, you look entirely too serious for glow sticks in that photo. grumpy old man

I’m sure you will find the right balance of business/fun, and Eric will be there to ensure you do 😄

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I don't think I've ever had pocket aces. I've decided I'm going to put a side bet on you to win!

grumpy old man

Yes, you know this :P

Eric has plans.... I know it, but don't know the plans....

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Oh please never vote on me to win anything... you will lose all your Oreos hahaha.

Shame no room for the glow sticks!... but you gotta do what you gotta do luggage-wise. I've got a max 10 Kg carry on so will be layering up for the flight over to save space... and will probably end up looking something like:

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But without the kittens for mittens... hopefully. Looking forward to a decent challenge on the pool table. Maybe that is where I can win my buy in for the poker ;-)

Bants' engaged

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If you can beat me wearing those then you are a player for sure!

Same suit all week, or are you wearing that on the plane too?

This is me on the plane, with less colour :)

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Could I be wearing any more clothes??... ahhh love that episode.

I hope you both show up like this, that way I can just make fun of you first thing and break the ice. 😁

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Lol, maybe that could be a look? Like the steemfest 3 real-nomads wardrobe!

'Real steemians wear all their clothes everywhere' - could be the catchphrase 😂rockin up to conference day one, with 4 pairs of pants on and 7 shirts .... plenty of material (excuse the god awful pun) for making fun Justine 😉

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Ha ha. That joey pic is much better than mine, I'll probably look at lot more like that tbh.

I'm not going to be wearing a suit... or bringing a suit. I might have some smart pants and a shirt for the odd night out, but I'm with you on the 'no suit' thing Asher.

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It would fill my whole case up anyway, and be creased to fk, so yeah, casual all the way. I need me those gloves though.

@eveuncovered, how is your knitting coming along? :D

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Very well, just made a pair of pink size 35 wool socks, will that work for you? 😝

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Perfect! I'll take some socks that go up to my knees too! :D

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The pink ones wouldn't go past your big toe probably 😂😝

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Well you best get your fingers and thumbs moving then! 😛

Maybe @roelandp can provide the glow sticks 😉 looking forward to snippets of steemfest from you but also from the rest off the bunch.
But please if you do a blog BETWEEN 1-500 can I have a number ? I choose number 7 ....

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Darn, you guessed it first time!! :D

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😁 Steemfest would be so much fun

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hahaha that is a very serious glow stick face you've got goin' on there Asher!! I had a friend who was at one point Mr. Canada (seriously, in bodybuilding), and also a male model. He used to say SIS; that's your Serious Is Sexy face :) I expect at least one #snippetsfromsteemfest with just that ... glow sticks ... no neccesito :)

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LOL that serious face...or maybe you take partying just very seriously =). Looking forward to meting you and play pool (no poker for me, I suck at that!)