It came to my attention recently that there appeared to be a disturbance in the waters here at Newsvine. Now granted, under normal circumstances a slight rippling in the pool here wouldn't merit much attention, but this was different. It was more than just political unrest, more than moral disagreement. It was a yearning, a quiet clamor, even, for something we haven't seen 'round these parts for far too long. The request was made, and I am here to answer it.
By damn, we will have another NDC.
For the uninitiated, a NDC is a little ritual we set up on Newsvine designed to bring the community together around the one topic we can all agree upon: booze. No matter what your beverage, no matter what your tolerance, no matter (for that matter) whether you even drink...we can all agree that a convivial atmosphere is sometimes necessary to dispel the demons that plague us in our normal lives.
And so, at random intervals, we gather together and drink ourselves into a stupor in order to attempt to prove who is really the biggest lush on Newsvine (or, for many, simply to laugh at those who would engage in such childish antics in full view of the internet).
This Saturday, beginning at 9pm EST, and running until the last person drops.
The event starts here on my column, where participants can list their names and other pertinent information. We will then expand our range to include stickam.com, where we can have access to chat and video. Realistically, there's no telling where we will wind up. Could be your house, if you don't at least make an appearance sometime during the night.
- First, buy a lot of your favourite beverage. Seriously, get a lot. You'll be surprised how quickly it disappears, and we can't be responsible if you drink a fifth and then decide to go get more. Just get twice what you think you can actually drink, and you should be fine.
- Second, show up here by eight pm on Saturday, and leave a quick note that we can expect you. This is just so that we can make sure we leave no one behind as we migrate.
- Third, get signed up at stickam.com:
-Go to http://www.stickam.com/viewJoin.do
-Fill in all the needed info and click "JOIN"
-Go to http://www.stickam.com/member/loadChatRoom.do?roomId=798771(this might be different on friday, we'll post the real url before it starts)
-put in the password (to be announced) and if it asks, put in the email address you used to sign up.
- Show up Saturday night with your bottles and prepare to let loose and enjoy yourself!
Note!!! once you are signed up on stickam, do a search for the ndc chatroom. That's where we are!
Sounds Great! Anything else I should know?
You might want to have a webcam set up, as stickam allows video and we all want to see you. Make sure you bring snacks, and don't forget to hydrate before hand. Do not, under any circumstances, make plans for Sunday.
That's it! Please pass this around, as we really want everyone to be there.