Greenwood meet-up
posted June 15, 2012 10:21 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Fri July 6 at 7:00 PM, Naked City
8564 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA, USA (Map & Directions)
Seattle hasn't seen much meet-up action lately, we've discussed a meet up in Greenwood before, how about we make it happen? Possible dates: Sometime in the next few weeks. Possible venue: Naked City?
posted by Artw to Meetup (101 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

posted by Slarty Bartfast at 11:29 PM on June 15, 2012

I'll be into this, for what it's worth. Date and time depending, of course.
posted by ChrisR at 7:42 AM on June 16, 2012

I don't have any dates in mind - I guess the question is school night or otherwise?
posted by Artw at 8:21 AM on June 16, 2012

I should elaborate; I'm only free Friday->Monday; Tues-Thurs is out for me. So, that's where my preference lies.
posted by ChrisR at 8:46 AM on June 16, 2012

I got stuff I do Monday nights.
posted by egypturnash at 9:13 AM on June 16, 2012

Put me down as a 'maybe'!
posted by The otter lady at 9:41 AM on June 16, 2012

How about the 29th?
posted by Artw at 9:42 AM on June 16, 2012

I'd be down for this. I'm going to be out of town on the 29th though.
posted by grouse at 10:38 AM on June 16, 2012


Release the hounds.
posted by y2karl at 11:11 AM on June 16, 2012

Would the 6th be too far out?
posted by Artw at 11:22 AM on June 16, 2012

29th is out for me. 6th might be OK. I don't know much about Greenwood venues so I can't recommend a place.
posted by litlnemo at 3:11 PM on June 16, 2012

Keep in mind they're tearing up 85th right now, so traffic is a nightmare.
posted by dw at 5:49 PM on June 16, 2012

posted by mwhybark at 8:15 PM on June 16, 2012 [1 favorite]

Baranof + game shop also right there, plus Pillager's Pub for bonus nerdgasms. Mori for sushi. Naked City has the room and the best beer.
posted by mwhybark at 8:18 PM on June 16, 2012

If happens between the 1st and the 11th of July I'm down, any day is good. I would vote for Naked City as well, the beer is excellent.
posted by hackwolf at 11:07 PM on June 16, 2012

OK, any other thoughts before I lock in the 6th?
posted by Artw at 11:55 PM on June 16, 2012

I think you like comic books too much.
posted by Errant at 3:34 AM on June 17, 2012 [4 favorites]

Well, the 6th has me in another country. The upshot of it is, someone's not going to be able to make it, and we could bikeshed until doomsday on what day to do it. Go forth and assert a time!
posted by ChrisR at 6:56 AM on June 17, 2012

We 're in the pipe, 5 by 5...

Starting time is 7pm but the way these things usually go some folks will drift in early and other people will be in the place till closing and some of those will be the same people...
posted by Artw at 7:23 AM on June 17, 2012

you'll be able to recognize Art by his full-head Judge Dredd mask.
posted by mwhybark at 10:45 AM on June 17, 2012


I should probably check out how bad the parking/traffic situation is later today - I'm up on Greenwood Ave right now, and North/South seems to be flowing fine, though Seattle is of course ALL subject to sudden traffic suckage.
posted by Artw at 4:11 PM on June 17, 2012

I've had decent luck parking on the side streets to the west of Greenwood and north of 85th, even on a Friday night, when I drive. It's not curbside but you can get within a couple of blocks. Fridays are always super busy there though.
posted by hackwolf at 4:42 PM on June 17, 2012

Freddy's lot was still open and freeforall last time we were at Mori about three weeks ago. I haven't been by since they finished knocking the buildings down (or was that just the grocery?).
posted by mwhybark at 5:33 PM on June 17, 2012

This sounds like a lot of fun. I will try my darndest to make it, particularly as there's good beer. Thanks for calling the meetup, Artw.
posted by pymsical at 8:56 AM on June 18, 2012

Sounds like parking and traffic not too bad compared with downtown or cap hill, even with the work, so I am less worried.
posted by Artw at 3:22 PM on June 18, 2012

Turns out the 6th sees me in Europe. Have a good time, folks!
posted by egypturnash at 11:25 PM on June 18, 2012

Hm, I'd like to try to come, although I'm a little scared.
posted by dotgirl at 1:48 PM on June 19, 2012

Don't be scared. Only grouse bites, and usually not enough for the moon-fever to transmit.
posted by Errant at 5:14 PM on June 19, 2012

No biting north of the Ship Canal.
posted by grouse at 6:00 PM on June 19, 2012

There's good parking in the ... what's it called, Piper Creek Plaza? I forget. Where the Mud Bay Granary is.
posted by The otter lady at 9:09 PM on June 21, 2012

Not sure if I can make it to this one but be forewarned I am going to be posting a canoeing meetup in the next few weeks with, of course, drinks and nosh to follow at a safer on land location.
posted by y2karl at 8:06 AM on June 22, 2012

I might be in! I've never been to one of these things before. Dotgirl, we can be a little scared together.
posted by joan_holloway at 4:08 PM on June 22, 2012

Well then, that makes three of us Ms. Holloway & Ms. Dotgirl ... but these things are always okay, MeFites being a swell lot. Plus there's alcohol at this place, so a little of that kind of assuages things for me.

Ergo, I'm in (although I think there's vintage races earlier that day, so I might be sun-burned and more spacey than normal).

Put me down as a definite maybe.
posted by Relay at 7:36 PM on June 22, 2012

Relay: Vintage car racing? I know SOVREN's down at Pacific Raceway this Thursday and Friday, what's happening on the 6th?

Also, you'll have at least one other gearhead in the group to talk to! *waves*
posted by hackwolf at 9:16 PM on June 25, 2012

Ah crap, the vintages races are THIS weekend?

Damn, time to re-arrange some stuff ...
posted by Relay at 11:19 AM on June 27, 2012

It's been several years since I've been to a Seattle meetup; I think it's about time. I'll probably be there.
posted by free hugs at 6:54 PM on June 30, 2012

I hope to make it! Barring unforeseen trouble, I will do so!
posted by The otter lady at 11:41 AM on July 1, 2012

Another nervous person here who intends to show up.
posted by parrot_person at 7:15 PM on July 1, 2012

Yes maybe? I think I'm on call but can probably manage it ...
posted by R343L at 9:04 PM on July 1, 2012

Oh wait, I think I have something else this Friday night ...
posted by R343L at 8:32 PM on July 2, 2012

Change of plans and I'm out; track day at ORP. Next time...
posted by hackwolf at 3:16 PM on July 3, 2012

Naked City is a few blocks from my house - I'm planning on being there.
posted by ShooBoo at 6:14 PM on July 3, 2012

Lot of new unrecognizable names in this thread. Does this mean I need to look for a whole *other* set of nerds in a crowded bar?
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 8:36 PM on July 3, 2012

That's a good question.... where are we meeting/who do we look for? I have never been to this bar before (so I dunno how big/crowded it will be), nor do I know any of the people who've said they are coming. I will be the one with feathers and a beak.... er, I'm a non-petite woman with glasses and long dark hair. I might have the boyfriend in tow.
posted by parrot_person at 7:38 PM on July 4, 2012

Usually looking for the biggest gathering of smartphones does it...
posted by Artw at 8:49 PM on July 4, 2012 [1 favorite]

We'll be from the internet. We'll be there to help.
posted by Errant at 11:59 PM on July 4, 2012

My European trip fell through (trannies need more documents than normal people when acquiring passports), so I'll see y'all there.

I'll be the one with the BRIGHT RED HAIR unless I follow through on my threat to dye it Twilight Sparkle blue/pink/purple. But I've been making that threat for the past week or two and haven't done it yet.
posted by egypturnash at 12:01 AM on July 5, 2012

Freddy's lot closed, as it happens. Still a lot of street parking around, unexpectedly.
posted by mwhybark at 6:06 PM on July 5, 2012

Art informs me I need to add remedial calendar reading to my skillset. I won't be able to make it tomorrow, having convinced myself the event was tonight. My apologies!
posted by mwhybark at 7:06 PM on July 5, 2012

The movie on the bar tubes is "night of the hunter," and I have a beer. So there's that.

They are playing Bad Company and the barkeep looks like Sawyer from Lost. I'll update if I get a nickname.
posted by mwhybark at 7:12 PM on July 5, 2012 [1 favorite]

And I had forgotten this, but the regular bar manager here looks just like a young, full-figured, already-bearded Orson Welles.
posted by mwhybark at 7:26 PM on July 5, 2012

And now it's CCR. Possibly I have arranged to visit on Humboldt County 1978 night. Which, it must be admitted, has possibilities.
posted by mwhybark at 7:31 PM on July 5, 2012

Aw man.. . Catch you next time I guess.

Tomorrow we shall make sure to pour one out for our homie.
posted by Artw at 7:52 PM on July 5, 2012

Should we just declare this the first-ever 24-hour meetup?
posted by grouse at 7:04 AM on July 6, 2012 [1 favorite]

Is anyone likely to show before seven? It's a splendid day today, which in my book calls for beer o'clock earlier!
posted by pymsical at 10:56 AM on July 6, 2012

An advance scouting team to secure tables is always a good idea...
posted by Artw at 11:00 AM on July 6, 2012

I will be wearing my "I [+] Metafilter" T-shirt. AND NOTHING ELSE.

Well, pants maybe.

I've pinged maxwelton, to see if he wants to carpool over from Whidbey for this, but no response yet. I'm planning to be there at 7.
posted by The otter lady at 3:46 PM on July 6, 2012

Currently aiming for 7, may be early depending on how well the kids are doing/how receptive of looking after them other people are.
posted by Artw at 3:49 PM on July 6, 2012

I must regret (life gets in the way). Have one for me. But make it a quality drink, not that Oly shit.
posted by dw at 4:37 PM on July 6, 2012

posted by grouse at 4:49 PM on July 6, 2012

I'm here. Indian guy four tables inside the door. There's plenty of table space right now.
posted by Errant at 5:44 PM on July 6, 2012

And then, within twenty minutes, both the tables right next to me filled up. All the others are unoccupied. Why do you not fear strangers, normal non-internet people?
posted by Errant at 6:04 PM on July 6, 2012 [2 favorites]

We have moved to the back!

(I am nondescript, with a beard)
posted by Artw at 6:31 PM on July 6, 2012

GRRR. It turns out I am NEVER ALLOWED TO HAVE FUN, EVER. Too much work, too much kids, too much, too much.

I'll keep checking the thread if it's still going late, I can slip out.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 6:50 PM on July 6, 2012

Slarty, baby, you know I'm still going to be here.
posted by Errant at 7:00 PM on July 6, 2012

Also, to clarify, we're straight back from the door, not in the side room.
posted by Errant at 7:05 PM on July 6, 2012

This is certainly true, errant.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 7:44 PM on July 6, 2012

posted by The otter lady at 7:49 PM on July 6, 2012

We are rocking and rolling. Come on out, it's a lot of fun.
posted by Errant at 8:21 PM on July 6, 2012

*resisting urge to make a MeTa asking: Has anyone ever shown up to a Meetup on the wrong day BECAUSE MWHYBARK JUST DID YESTERDAY!*
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 8:27 PM on July 6, 2012

I'm trying to justify being an absent father all week and leaving my wife home alone with the kids tonight. Roll call?
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 8:29 PM on July 6, 2012

There are at least 13 of us here now, and I believe grouse is on his way. So stop fucking around and abandon your family.
posted by Errant at 8:42 PM on July 6, 2012

posted by R343L at 9:04 PM on July 6, 2012

We are here, despite some quitters. You know who you are, quitters.
posted by Errant at 9:12 PM on July 6, 2012

But some of the quitters came back! They are unquitters. And I am too tizzly to make this actually funny.
posted by egypturnash at 9:20 PM on July 6, 2012

last night i was TAKEN ABACK that my eventual dining companions had never seen "night of the hunter," and of course our own dear OmieWise (who knows about rivers and badmen) crafted a post back in ought-five.

Thems what not gots the knowin' is advised to bend their heads in order to improve their lot.

FWIW I also enjoyed a convivial solo dinner at Mori's sushi bar in the company of the master of the house.
posted by mwhybark at 9:43 PM on July 6, 2012

They are not quitters at all. Their lives are therefore redeemed.
posted by Errant at 9:44 PM on July 6, 2012

Also, Mr. Bartfast, how long does it take to get here?
posted by Errant at 9:45 PM on July 6, 2012

Slarty, where the hell are you?
posted by grouse at 10:09 PM on July 6, 2012

A good time was had!

posted by egypturnash at 10:22 PM on July 6, 2012

We are going to karaoke now.
posted by grouse at 11:19 PM on July 6, 2012

We don't know where we are but someone is singing "Don't you want me baby."
posted by grouse at 11:33 PM on July 6, 2012

We're now across the street at the karaoke place. Everyone who left: you fucked up. Everyone on their way: it's now real.
posted by Errant at 11:34 PM on July 6, 2012

"Real" being this.
posted by Artw at 11:35 PM on July 6, 2012 [3 favorites]

Brilliant photo. Brilliant.
posted by pymsical at 11:40 PM on July 6, 2012

You should fully regret it, because it's kind of awesome. And by "kind of", I mean super.
posted by Errant at 12:06 AM on July 7, 2012

Damn. Next time. Errant, are you posting the next meetup FROM the current meetup??
posted by librarina at 12:07 AM on July 7, 2012 [2 favorites]

I bet someone does 'sweet child of mine'. I need no video proof.
posted by pymsical at 12:20 AM on July 7, 2012

Errant picked "Drops of Jupiter" as his song? WTF?
posted by grouse at 12:58 AM on July 7, 2012

I'm pretty sure my mike was not even on for the Mr Roboto duet.

This is not even a lie.
posted by Artw at 1:32 AM on July 7, 2012

1. Yes, the desire for a boardgame meetup was sufficiently great.

2. grouse is a liar.

3. Mr. Roboto is a great karaoke song.
posted by Errant at 4:40 AM on July 7, 2012

You're still at the bar, aren't you?
posted by Artw at 6:19 AM on July 7, 2012

posted by grouse at 9:40 AM on July 7, 2012

Karaoke. I'm not sure if I'm sad I left or delighted. Given that my singing voice is about as pleasant as a sick grackle y'all should maybe be glad I left...
posted by egypturnash at 9:57 AM on July 7, 2012

You missed Anarchy in the UK in the voice of cookie monster...
posted by Artw at 10:06 AM on July 7, 2012

I was totally a quitter. In my defense, I was sweating like a roasting pig and therefore utterly (otterly?) disgusting and ashamed and therefore no damn good company anyway. Sorry guys... I tried, and I had fun while I was there!
posted by The otter lady at 1:38 PM on July 7, 2012

You were missed, The otter lady. Next time!
posted by Errant at 6:32 PM on July 7, 2012

Big wavies to everyone I didn't get to say hi to!
posted by Artw at 7:08 PM on July 7, 2012

I was right next to you and I did not notice any peculiar otterly sheen or stench! No need to be ashamed.
posted by egypturnash at 11:48 PM on July 7, 2012

Oh, sweet, I quit reading my meetup notification mefi mail because I'm tired of watching all the portland meetups roll by and I miss this, perfect. I'm such an idiot. Hope you had fun.
posted by Kwine at 6:55 AM on July 15, 2012

Bloody Portland... /shakes fist.
posted by Artw at 7:05 AM on July 15, 2012

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