I'll be staying at the Intercontinental (won't be able to check in until 4pm friday though), so i'll probably either park in their garage or a little bit beyond there. There's an unoccupied office building whose parking lot i've been able to get away with using in previous years. *measures* What?! seriously? it's half a mile away? >_> ok, maybe i'll make an exception for you guys and pay the exorbitant $20 parking fee for the embassy/doubletree garage. Otherwise i need to figure out someplace i can swing by and pick people up. I'm not sure, but i think i recall that circle at the convention center being restricted to livery vehicles (taxis and limos)... not sure though. If i can, that would probably be the best place to pick people up; I wouldn't be holding up traffic (like if i stopped on a street) and it would avoid the pedestrian traffic on Bryn Mawr.
I'll be driving a black 2010 VW Jetta TDI. I thoroughly cleaned the interior this weekend, but it doesn't bother me if people eat in it (no food fights, please ). Other than that, I'm not quite sure what to say. Listing off my interests probably isn't an important determining factor in determining your partners for a 15 minute car ride - I'm thinking the main concern here is 'who is least likely to drive me out to some remote place and do _______,' and i'm not entirely sure how to address those concerns - saying that "driving a manual transmission effectively prevents me from groping passengers" is only going to make me look worse. Not that i would grope passengers anyways. Things like that should be consensual... and done in private... and I just made myself look like a pervert >_<... buuuuuuuuuut i'm gonna post it anyways. (I was trying to be humorous there. Not sure if i succeeded. I do not endorse sexual harassment in any form, and i'm very sorry if i offended anyone).
*attempts to dig himself out of the hole he just dug* This, i think, is one of the problems of going to an all-male high school. During junior high, gender/sex connotations aren't fully formed yet, and when you get to university you aren't really forced to mingle with the opposite gender... so i'm still occasionally unsure about how to address certain issues like this. I rarely intend to say things that offend people, so if i do, please let me know.
*crawls under a rock*
The best place to actually pick someone up at would probably be outside the hotel somewhere (not actually parking and paying a parking fee, just pick them up at the front) or if at the convention, in front of the Hyatt which is connected to the convention center ^__^ For those of you who do not know what the car he has looks like, its extremely nice. Here's a photo -- You dork xD Saying pervy things *tugs on his face* I know your harmless, so for all you females freaking out don't be worried, he's a gentleman he just has an average man's sense of humor =]
Oh and also for everyone, I think you should make sure you know who you want to eat with and share expenses with, either a few people to cut costs and share pizza or just by yourself ^__^ There will probably be left over pizza to feed people who don't have all that much money. Oh and if you plan to drink (if old enough) please drink responsibly and do not drive afterward =]