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Malibu Stacey visits her Sydney Dream House
posted January 8, 2013 3:25 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat January 12 at 4:00 PM, Carrington Hotel, Surry Hills, Sydney
565 Bourke Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia (Map & Directions)
malibustacey999 is in town! So let's have Saturday afternoon drinks!
Let's meet at the Carrington Hotel in Surry Hills for cider, tapas, and summer fun times. We can see where the afternoon takes us after that.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts to Meetup (126 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I'll be there with bells on! (Or maybe I'll leave my bellydancing costume at home, I dunno yet.)

I am beyond ridiculously excited.
posted by malibustacey9999 at 4:36 PM on January 8, 2013


Excellent! I'm going on a big bike ride that morning, so I may be a little dead. Just stick some tabasco in the cider or something and I'll perk right up.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 4:37 PM on January 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Hey all, the dates seems to have messed up. This is GOING to happen on 12 Jan. I'll email the mods.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 4:39 PM on January 8, 2013


Mods have fixed it, apparently! Thanks mod squad.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 4:59 PM on January 8, 2013


Probably can't make it at 4 - how long would people be hanging around for?
posted by kithrater at 5:06 PM on January 8, 2013


When could you make it, kithrater? I would probably be around for at least 2 hours, and longer if people were minded to stay.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 5:07 PM on January 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


5pm - sounds like it should work then.
posted by kithrater at 5:10 PM on January 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Coolness. Note, the Carrington is apparently in the top 5 for best pub chips in Sydney.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 5:20 PM on January 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


You should confirm this biznes so unsuspecting Sydney folk get the email. I could make it to this.
posted by Trivia Newton John at 6:08 PM on January 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


I have band practice that afternoon, but I may be able to make it.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 6:14 PM on January 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


I may come too if this is not a private affair? and bring my s.o.
posted by joz at 6:20 PM on January 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Joz, of course! It's not a private affair, it's an open MeFi meetup. Bring your SO too.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 6:44 PM on January 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Bring your SO. Bring your roommate. Hell, bring someone you just met on the train!

I'll be the wide-eyed chubby redhead sitting in the corner, speechless because she's actually at a Mefi meetup and is terrified of saying the wrong thing.
posted by malibustacey9999 at 7:13 PM on January 8, 2013


And I am hanging out to try those chips.
posted by malibustacey9999 at 7:13 PM on January 8, 2013


You should confirm this biznes so unsuspecting Sydney folk get the email. I could make it to this.

It IS confirmed, isn't it?
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 7:13 PM on January 8, 2013


I'm coming and bringing my babies and probably Mrtaff. Or not. He might opt for some alone time. Or maybe they'll all come.... watch me get drunk and flirt with trivianewtonjohn and stacey and then take the kids home for some bread and dripping.


Either way, I"M IN!!!

And joz, you simply MUST come. Truly.

Is webgoddess on a list? Fiasco? The Proclaimers guy?
posted by taff at 7:32 PM on January 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Can't see what the go is on my phone, but usually when a local meet up is confirmed I get an email telling me, then I jump on the bandwagon. Lucky I read about this in the society pages...
posted by Trivia Newton John at 7:37 PM on January 8, 2013


Shall we start flirting here, you lovely thing?
posted by taff at 7:56 PM on January 8, 2013


Oooh, meetup. I, in my usual flakey way, will be a maybe.
posted by kjs4 at 8:05 PM on January 8, 2013


Don't be flakey kjs, we're utterly lovely and so much fun and ubu is buying beers for everyone!
posted by taff at 8:06 PM on January 8, 2013


I just... I'm just... I can't... words fail me.

I can't believe that this time in three days, I'll be on the way to being able to put faces to names. I never thought this would happen. This is right up there with meeting Paul Kelly and chatting about his cousin who has the same unfortunate name as my daughter. Seriously.

Can. Not. Wait.
posted by malibustacey9999 at 8:28 PM on January 8, 2013


Paul Kelly called me a retard. In song. Live. On stage.

*sniff*

I'm never going to recover from that, no matter how long he plays football and edits that damn awful paper.
posted by taff at 8:31 PM on January 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


taff, I nominate you to memail everyone and tell them that this is a thing.

I'll contact the mods (again!) and ask them to check why the standard auto-email didn't go out.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 8:32 PM on January 8, 2013


Saw a comment in the heat wave thread and discovered this! I am a definite 100% maybe at this point.
posted by vidur at 8:35 PM on January 8, 2013


Asked the mods to check what was going on with the automatic meetup notification email. I'm sure that they'll sort it.

Vidur! Come!
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 8:37 PM on January 8, 2013


Mods report: The notifications will go out at midnight, US Pacific time. So people will get the emails in a few hours.

In the meantime, just spread the word manually.

In other news, we have the best mods of anything, anywhere. All hail the mods!
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 8:46 PM on January 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Mods for PM!

I don't have any email addresses, red thoughts.



Woo hoo for vidur.

And

I can't wait to meet stacey!
posted by taff at 8:49 PM on January 8, 2013


I just... I'm just... I can't... words fail me.

I can't believe that this time in three days, I'll be on the way to being able to put faces to names. I never thought this would happen. This is right up there with meeting Paul Kelly and chatting about his cousin who has the same unfortunate name as my daughter. Seriously.


Geez, no pressure or anything...

Kidding, kidding...
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 8:51 PM on January 8, 2013


memail, taff. memail.

Seriously, I actually do have to do some work today.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 8:52 PM on January 8, 2013


Vidur! Come!

If you've trained someone to do that on command, well... hat's off to you my friend.
posted by Trivia Newton John at 9:23 PM on January 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


redthoughts packs liver treats in his breast pocket for vidur at every meetup.

And then there's the tummy scratching...
posted by taff at 9:29 PM on January 8, 2013


Don't worry taff, I've got some rawhide chews in my hip pocket for you.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 10:32 PM on January 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Nom.




(I've memailed all the fabulous folk. Well.... not all of them, just the ones I could think of.

Who have I missed????)
posted by taff at 10:40 PM on January 8, 2013


Yeah, I did too. The rest will get the auto email shortly.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 11:14 PM on January 8, 2013


I'm in! I shall also be bringing threeze with me, who will be visiting from Canberra.

Thanks for the memail taff!
posted by Kris10_b at 11:24 PM on January 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Taff, remind me to tell you my story about Paul Kelly, Paul Kelly and Paul Kelly.
posted by malibustacey9999 at 11:29 PM on January 8, 2013


I was talking to another gaming nerd in a Newtown pub and said "I like Tim Rogers, but he's a huge wanker" (talking about the OTHER Tim Rogers). Tim Rogers didn't walk in, but I was worried he would.

How late will this go?
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 11:30 PM on January 8, 2013


If trivia comes and smoke, fiasco and ubu too..... well.... a bloody long time.
posted by taff at 11:42 PM on January 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Tentative here, because it's hard to plan much with lil ubu. I suppose it's only a walk uphill from Central, so near enough to not be a monumental waste of effort if he gets bored after half an hour.

I wonder if there are pinballs, or pokies? He'd probably enjoy pushing buttons for a bit. Maybe I could just leave him on a stool with a cupful of coins & let him press buttons for a few hours.
posted by UbuRoivas at 11:58 PM on January 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


I thought you'd lock him in the car with the window cracked. That's what Jaimie Packer told us to do whenever we go to Star City.
posted by taff at 12:30 AM on January 9, 2013 [2 favorites]


Jaimie Packer? Did that private school girl from Summer Heights High marry into money?
posted by UbuRoivas at 12:50 AM on January 9, 2013 [2 favorites]


Would love to come but I'm afraid I'm out for this one. You will all have to listen to my repeated anecdotes at another date.

I am intrigued by the idea of non-shit, non-expensive tapas, however. What is it with tapas in Australia? After it stopped being trendy in the early-mid 2000s, I thought maybe the prices would leave the stratsphere, but it seems as crazy as ever.
posted by smoke at 1:32 AM on January 9, 2013


I wonder if there are pinballs, or pokies?

Definitely no pokies, doubtful on the pinball.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 2:44 AM on January 9, 2013


Yay, I'm in.

Ubu, fairly sure there are no pokies (it's one of the reasons I like the place!) but there's lots of weird stuff to look at on the ceilings and walls. Like a floating whale.

Smoke, just checked out the the menu with a sober eye and they're not crazy cheap, but they are good enough to be worthwhile, unlike every other tapas place I've been to in Sydney. (Melbourne's legendary Movida seems to have dragged tapas back into trendiness, but also dramatically raised the bar for quality. No more dinners out spent weeping into tiny bowls of soggy spuds drowned in canned tomato sauce). Also, pinxtos! (Which are like miniature tapas except uber trendy and hard to pronounce, I guess?).

Vidur, not only should you come, you should wear your Metafilter shoes.
posted by embrangled at 2:55 AM on January 9, 2013


No car, either. I'll have to ask them if there's a coolroom where he can be stored for a while.

On tapas, I think they've generally stayed the same quality & price, which means falling prices in real terms. Only, they've been replaced as the premium product by pintxos, which are exactly the same as tapas, only with toothpicks.
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:57 AM on January 9, 2013


Oh my gods, I totally want to see vidur's mefi shoes.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 3:44 AM on January 9, 2013


Carn Smoke, this is my last Sydney meetup.
posted by Trivia Newton John at 4:57 AM on January 9, 2013


Sorry kids, can't make it at all. But have a good tapas.
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 2:18 PM on January 9, 2013


Haha.. okay, so if I do manage to come, I promise to bring the shoes along. I won't be wearing formal office shoes on a Saturday at a pub though.
posted by vidur at 2:25 PM on January 9, 2013


Two sleeps to go...
posted by malibustacey9999 at 2:36 PM on January 9, 2013


Oh, and bring ALL THE BABIES AND CHILDREN! I may be old and crusty but I still love blowing rasperries on fat cheeks, and having earnest discussions about how mean teachers are when they give you homework. I'll be the babysitter.
posted by malibustacey9999 at 2:54 PM on January 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


SmallTaff still loves school and idolises her teacher. Her teacher loves ladybirds so SmallTaff does too now. *sigh*

ToddlerTaff is her mother's daughter and hates all authority but laughs at everything.
posted by taff at 10:31 PM on January 9, 2013


So.....what's the shoe dress code?
posted by taff at 10:32 PM on January 9, 2013


Any shoes that have featured on MeFi, otherwise the kickiest shoes what you own.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 2:15 AM on January 10, 2013


I've got zombie toes.

And I wear Birkenstocks.

And I don't shave my legs as much as I could.



Will I be barred from entering?


Maybe I'll just put sequins on something.
posted by taff at 2:30 AM on January 10, 2013


Heh, I saw Taff's metatalk post and had two thoughts in rapid succession:
1. Could that have been me reading metafilter in a cafe? (Turns out no, as I look nothing like the Proclaimers)
2. Man, we should have a meetup!

I'm not sure how this weekend is going to turn out for me but I will come if I can!
posted by Cheese Monster at 2:47 AM on January 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


If you possibly can Cheesie, I suggest trying to come. Trivia Newton John is abandoning reason and heading back to Melbourne. Until that decision, Trivia was one of the very besterest Metafilterers in the world.

Come and meet TNJ a first and last time before TNJ lleaves and starts wearing black skivvies and complaining that Sydneysiders are crass and uncouth.

Because I can't abide black skivvies.
posted by taff at 2:58 AM on January 10, 2013


The kickiest shoes I own are five inch high heels, purple imitation snakeskin. They are gorgeous but... do I want to walk from Rawson Place to deliver the first-born to her concert at the Metro, and then walk back to Rawson Place, and then walk to the Carrington, and then walk back to collect aforementioned daughter, and then walk back to Rawson Place in them?

I think not. Perhaps I'll just bring a photo.
posted by malibustacey9999 at 3:50 AM on January 10, 2013


Kids, kids.... you can each buy me a beer.

I just had a third hand request to fucking baby sit on Saturday. I'm not sure when they want me yet, so here's hoping it doesn't cramp my style.
posted by Trivia Newton John at 5:44 AM on January 10, 2013


Bring the kid!
posted by taff at 12:26 PM on January 10, 2013


No way. Unless we are really locking them in the coolroom.

I just have to be home at 7.
posted by Trivia Newton John at 3:20 PM on January 10, 2013


This is hilarious. My daughter is all fan-girling about seeing Diviney, and going to a real live concert at a real live Sydney venue without her mother (albeit with an 18 year old chaperone)... and I'm all fan-girling about seeing y'all, and going to a real live Sydney pub and drinking cider and eating chips.

I'm undecided which of us is displaying less maturity.

One sleep to go!
posted by malibustacey9999 at 5:06 PM on January 10, 2013


I'm not a fan of kids, but has there been confirmation on the pinball yet? And will the pub let me in if I'm wearing swimmers, or will I need to change into shorts?
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 5:15 PM on January 10, 2013


I'm not a fan of kids, but has there been confirmation on the pinball yet?

Fear not. You are not required to have any.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 5:40 PM on January 10, 2013 [2 favorites]


By the way, what's a Diviney?
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 6:25 PM on January 10, 2013


Oh, Diviney!

No seriously, never heard of this weird emo-looking dude before. Put a shirt on, you pigeon chested little freak.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 6:29 PM on January 10, 2013 [2 favorites]


Thanks to having a 14 year old daughter, I am an expert on all things Shaun Diviney. Prepare to be edumacated.

Ex-lead singer of Short Stack, a mildly popular 'pop-punk' (which was SO not punk) band of 3 young dudes from Budgewoi. I think they were on the cover of Australian Rolling Stone at some stage. "Sway sway, baby, you're so audio, kill your boyfriend so we can get together". Not familiar? How about "Princess, why you so contagious?" Yep. Shakespeare they ain't.

Two of them are step-brothers... I forget which two. Broke up because of artistic differences, but thanks to the glory of Twitter, we now know they got sick of getting into fist-fights with each other after their gigs. The guitarist is an arrogant little smart-arse, the drummer is allegedly quite talented at anything music-related, into producing and whatnot.

Diviney's not a bad singer. He can do the Bee Gees type falsetto well. But not really my cup of tea.
posted by malibustacey9999 at 7:24 PM on January 10, 2013


I remember Short Stack, but despite working in the music industry and utterly loving pop-punk I haven't heard of Diviney.

Though I just realized that I'll be reviewing Big Day Out in Sydney alone. Any other MeFites want to have a post-meet-up meet-up there?
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 7:30 PM on January 10, 2013


http://ask.metafilter.com/192054/Can-I-use-Sway-Sway-Baby-Youre-So-Audio-as-a-title-again
posted by malibustacey9999 at 7:34 PM on January 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


By the way, what's a Diviney?

$20, same as in town - of course.
posted by UbuRoivas at 7:36 PM on January 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


How late will this go?

it doesn't count unless you get kicked out of the pub at closing time, go somewhere else that's open later, and then get kicked out of *there* at closing time.

Carn Smoke, this is my last Sydney meetup.

but you'll just be a short V-Line trip away from Melbourne meetups, so it's all OK.
posted by russm at 7:39 PM on January 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


it doesn't count unless you get kicked out of the pub at closing time, go somewhere else that's open later, and then get kicked out of *there* at closing time.

Oh, dear lord. That means the Judgement Bar, and that place never closes.
posted by UbuRoivas at 7:42 PM on January 10, 2013


I thought it meant the Strawberry Hills Hotel, or at worst me convincing everyone to go over to The Townie.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 7:45 PM on January 10, 2013


The Judgement Bar for the rest of eternity is still better than the Townie for a minute.
posted by UbuRoivas at 7:51 PM on January 10, 2013


Oh, dear lord. That means the Judgement Bar, and that place never closes.

ah, memories of watching the sun rise through the windows at the Tank.
posted by russm at 7:54 PM on January 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


The Judgement Bar for the rest of eternity is still better than the Townie for a minute.

Was this a request for an overwritten blog about the Townie?
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 7:56 PM on January 10, 2013


Oh Charlemagne, you're a curmudgeonly bastard. How will you survive the kids? AND they're Australian kids!

I promise they will only take small bites from your ankle and the norovirus they give you will be the very latest edition.


Then we'll make Uncle Charlemagne take them all to the Judgement for pokies and ponies.
posted by taff at 9:22 PM on January 10, 2013 [3 favorites]


I'll charm them with my vast collection of iPhone games and deep knowledge of both Adventure Time and Batman.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 9:26 PM on January 10, 2013


OK, I'm in. Look forward to awesome arguments about government accounting standards.
posted by kithrater at 2:51 AM on January 11, 2013


Right. Maps and concert tickets are printed. Teenage girls have been strictly instructed. My mother has issued equally strict instructions to me (which I didn't listen to, for crying out loud, I'm 44, I lived in Sydney, I survived, get off my back!).

Didn't get to buy new shoes but that's another story.

Now I'm going to sleep, and when I wake up tomorrow it'll be the day of my very first meetup, and there will be Mefites (mee-fights) and babies and kids and cider and the chips and I cannot fucking wait.
posted by malibustacey9999 at 3:49 AM on January 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


Woo hoo!
posted by taff at 3:52 AM on January 11, 2013


Fuel tank is full and oil/tyres/water have been checked. Just going to finish my coffee and we'll be on the way.

See y'all there!
posted by malibustacey9999 at 2:22 PM on January 11, 2013


How will I recognize you guys?
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 6:47 PM on January 11, 2013


I know what you look like Uncle Charlemagne. If I'm still there when you arrive, I'll grab you. If not....I'll tell someone what you look like. Or you could memail redthoughts your mobile number.


But actually......embrangled knows what you look like, I think.
posted by taff at 7:09 PM on January 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


Hang on...... so does tnj!
posted by taff at 7:10 PM on January 11, 2013


I do, but I need to leave by 6:30. Are you still arriving late?
posted by Trivia Newton John at 7:43 PM on January 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


Going to be running a touch late. See everyone at 4:30ish.

How will I recognize you guys?


Approach random groups of people and ask them if they are 'friends of mathowie' until someone says 'yes'.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 7:52 PM on January 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


I did that in Melbourne once. Everyone was about an hour late.

I had to downgrade the question to "Are you friends of Matt?" because everybody knows a Matt.
posted by UbuRoivas at 8:04 PM on January 11, 2013


I will be a bit late too, will probably get there about 4:30. Look for a guy in a blue checked shirt constantly checking mefi on his phone.
posted by joz at 8:41 PM on January 11, 2013


joz, I'm sitting at the bar in a blue checkered shirt checking Metafilter on my phone. Will we cease to exist if we touch?
posted by threeze at 9:01 PM on January 11, 2013


I'm here. The booths are taken so I've claimed the big table outside. Look for the calico bag with a Victorian octopus lady on it.
posted by embrangled at 9:02 PM on January 11, 2013


Threeze, come join me outside!
posted by embrangled at 9:04 PM on January 11, 2013


I'll be there around 5:30
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 9:06 PM on January 11, 2013


Outside was lost to Others.
posted by Trivia Newton John at 9:09 PM on January 11, 2013


Everyone on the way, we have hijacked a booth in the middle of the bar.

I am sure you will be able to recognize us as we are all bathed in the light of our phones as we text each other rather than talking.
posted by threeze at 9:10 PM on January 11, 2013


Sorry guys, I had hoped to come along this arvo but I was sicker than sick last night, and still not feeling well enough to leave the house. Hope you have a great time though!
posted by Cheese Monster at 9:21 PM on January 11, 2013


I draw near.

Fear me.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 9:26 PM on January 11, 2013


http://view.pics-or-gtfo.com/?view=20130111-8de6806cc7d89b8a5ca0548f4669f4f3.jpg

Posted without comment. Well, apart from that one. And that one. And this one.
posted by threeze at 11:44 PM on January 11, 2013 [2 favorites]


Great photo!!! Except you all look like zombies.

I really liked Po's chain mail merkin. Shame you can't see it clearly at this resolution.

So trivial farewell for TriviaN-J to be organised by redthoughts??
posted by taff at 12:05 AM on January 12, 2013 [3 favorites]


They were all zombies, that's why I legged it.
posted by Trivia Newton John at 12:13 AM on January 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


How's the slab TNJ?

Redthoughts superceded your idea of going to the dogs and suggested trivia for your last hurrah.

Charlemagne even agreed.

I promised to take my iphone to the bathroom with me regularly.

Embrangled does geography.

Whatcha think?
posted by taff at 1:35 AM on January 12, 2013


Y'all are awesometastic. Make trivia night on weekends, and kith and I are totally down! :D And yes. I'm only here for the chainmail lingerie and Ikea sex dungeons. .. I'm about to post this on the internet. What have you people done to my brain?!
posted by po at 1:45 AM on January 12, 2013 [2 favorites]


I'm in for trivia. Jay Katz (Cult Cinema, Naked City) runs Texas chainsaw Trivia on Wednesdays at the Cross. Fun night! Ended too early.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 1:48 AM on January 12, 2013


Doooh, there's so many of you - and Kithrater showed up as well. Sigh, will have to go next time. I looooove trivia (both game, and mefite haha). Ubu, one could slice cheese with your cheekbones in that photo.
posted by smoke at 1:49 AM on January 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm down for trivia. No slab delivery but they left me a six pack in the fridge and I'm chilling to Adventure Time.
posted by Trivia Newton John at 1:54 AM on January 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


Lovely to see you all. And YES, trivia. I'm in. The Nagshead in Glebe has a trivia night on Wednesdays, I like it cause the questions skew sort of nerdy with a smattering of absurdity. Anyone know of somewhere that has it on weekends?
posted by embrangled at 2:07 AM on January 12, 2013


Ah crud. I sodding lost my (deceased mother's) pearl earring. Did any of you see it there? I blame Pickle. I've checked her nostrils though, no sign of it.
posted by taff at 2:24 AM on January 12, 2013


taff, call the bar, and let them know to keep it for you if they find it.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 2:52 AM on January 12, 2013


Redthoughts superceded your idea of going to the dogs and suggested trivia for your last hurrah.

I'm pretty sure I didn't. But it's still a good idea.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 2:53 AM on January 12, 2013


taff, hippie wisdom says that when a piece of jewellery is lost, it has served its purpose & it's time to move on.

When I first met Ms Ubu, I left a Ladakhi bracelet with her, that I had worn every single day for 12 years, when I took off to Peru for a month. She managed to lose it in 3 weeks, but we got lil ubu instead, only he doesn't fit on my wrist quite as well. In summary, babies are a poor replacement for jewellery.
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:59 AM on January 12, 2013


Today was so much fun! So great to see everyone. Definitely in for trivia.
posted by Kris10_b at 3:48 AM on January 12, 2013


Red thoughts - we won't be making it to your friends thing at the spiegeltent tonight. Too full of food and cocktails. I'm hoping to make it another weekend though because it sounds awesome!
posted by Kris10_b at 3:53 AM on January 12, 2013


Red thoughts - we won't be making it to your friends thing at the spiegeltent tonight. Too full of food and cocktails. I'm hoping to make it another weekend though because it sounds awesome!

He'll survive. But it's on for the next three saturdays too!
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 3:56 AM on January 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


thanks everyone. great night.I second Nags Head because it is within stumbling distance of my house.
posted by joz at 6:33 AM on January 12, 2013


Is this to do with trivia? How about the Forest Lodge Hotel? They just picked up top rating for cheap pub food - I think in the SMH Good Living section or whatever they call it now.

Having said that, I doubt we'd be able to make it to regular pub trivia nights.

Also, did anybody reach out to qwip & amusebuche? I cycled past them a couple of months ago & think they're back in town semi-permanently.
posted by UbuRoivas at 5:26 PM on January 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


I had memailed them both, with no response. :-(

I'd do trivia, but regularly could be complicated.
posted by taff at 6:07 PM on January 12, 2013


Oh yeah I def couldn't do regularly. But you know, that's better. Team Meffy can keep up mystique that way. I haven't done trivia in years and years - how do they prevent cheating with phones these days?
posted by smoke at 6:20 PM on January 12, 2013


"no phones" is a pretty universal rule, but there's no way to stop people nipping off to the loo to do some quick googling. in the end you just have to trust that people are being honest(ish).
posted by russm at 7:02 PM on January 12, 2013


It's really just a flimsy pretext to drink lots of beer.
posted by UbuRoivas at 10:42 PM on January 12, 2013


The way to tackle other people cheating is: CHEAT FIRST!!!!!!!!


And yes, beer.
posted by taff at 12:11 AM on January 13, 2013


Thank you all. Thank you so very very much. I had a wonderful time last night. Sydney Mefites (and ring-ins) are, without a doubt, the sweetest, nicest, happiest, most interesting, most fascinating, most-welcoming, still-slightly-intimidating, most-able-to-produce-gorgeous-kids, loveliest people on the face of the planet.

PS: I took a pic of the damage to my car... my daughter appears to have dropped the camera during the night, rendering it unable to upload pics to my laptop. Sigh.

It could have been such a terrible weekend, with the dress disaster and the shoe disaster and the car disaster and the hair disaster and don't-start-me-on-my daughter's-chaperone-at-the-concert-who-had-her-boobs-signed-by-the-band... but I had a wonderful wonderful night, and next time I'm not a) bringing children to the big bad city or b) bringing my car to the big bad city.

XOXO. A big kiss on the cheek and a hug for everyone. Y'all are awesome.
posted by malibustacey9999 at 1:14 AM on January 13, 2013 [2 favorites]


Back at ya, Stace!
posted by taff at 1:53 AM on January 13, 2013


Thank you all. Thank you so very very much. I had a wonderful time last night. Sydney Mefites (and ring-ins) are, without a doubt, the sweetest, nicest, happiest, most interesting, most fascinating, most-welcoming, still-slightly-intimidating, most-able-to-produce-gorgeous-kids, loveliest people on the face of the planet.

Yeah - taff's kids are super cute. The matching dresses were a nice touch, I thought. And little Ubu is the most well behaved two year old I've ever seen. Well done, child producing MeFites!

... don't-start-me-on-my daughter's-chaperone-at-the-concert-who-had-her-boobs-signed-by-the-band...

Ha! In what universe was this not going to happen? I'm impressed that your daughter didn't get hers done too. At least it's not a tattoo. Of Diviney's face. On her neck.

XOXO. A big kiss on the cheek and a hug for everyone. Y'all are awesome.

Really glad that you could make it on such short notice, and that you had a good time.

I'd be in for trivia, sporadically. If it's regular, I get bored and flake out after a while.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 5:05 PM on January 13, 2013


Yeah, sporadic trivia for works me, too. We can be the mysterious geniuses who swoop in and claim the jackpot once every few months. Or, you know, drink beer and crack jokes while telling ourselves that we will one one day become such a team.
posted by embrangled at 10:31 PM on January 14, 2013 [1 favorite]


When does TNJ leave? If trivia is (at least initially) to be a farewell, it would probably be best to have it before then....
posted by kjs4 at 9:42 PM on January 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm going to Hot Dub Time Machine tonight, which I think someone at the meetup was involved in.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 8:15 PM on January 18, 2013



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