That'd be a lot of fun, but alas, I'm in the mountain west and will be in the office for some time still.
This game really is great in MP, though. And I only do the Weenie MP league (i.e. I play compstomps with my friend against the computer). The AI in this is really great and they've really given the host a ton of tools to customize the difficulty the way you want. You can set AI personalities, set many difficulty levels and even resource handicaps on a player-by-player basis. My friend was new to the game, so I gave him double resources so he could get up and running quickly and experiment with the game.