Wanted: Bay Area French Conversationalists
posted August 25, 2010 8:36 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Mon September 13 at 7:00 PM, Café de la Presse
352 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA, USA (Map & Directions)
I'd like to have somewhat regularly scheduled French conversation meetups. Anyone else in the Bay Area interested? If so, please throw out some good meeting times/ideal frequency/locations.
UPDATE: Moved to Monday the 13th...
posted by hapax_legomenon to Meetup (21 comments total)

I'm in. Café de la Presse would seem to be a (the?) obvious place...
posted by asterix at 11:16 AM on August 26, 2010

Moi aussi! A Bartable location would be good for me. Other than that, I'm not super picky.

This is a great idea!
posted by chatongriffes at 2:32 PM on August 26, 2010

Wow. firemonkey and I just started a French class. It will probably be awhile before we can do much conversing, but it would be great to come listen.
posted by roll truck roll at 4:23 PM on August 26, 2010

I would love to, but I've only got about five hours of Pimsleur and five hours of Rosetta Stone, so unless conversation drifts to whether someone is or is not swimming (in present tense) I won't be able to add much to the conversation.

That said, I also would love to come and listen.
posted by jaybeans at 10:42 PM on August 26, 2010

Great! I'm glad people are into it. (jaybeans, I'll see if my friend Charlene can come - she only knows how to ask "Where is the beach?" so you guys should have plenty to talk about.)

Café de la Presse sounds like a fine place to launch our group. Relatively near BART and with the requisite vibe française to get us in the mood.

Re: date, how about sometime the week of September 6 (although not on the 6th...)? I'm assuming evenings will work for most although as for me, I have flexibility in my schedule so late afternoon could be okay too. No Wednesdays or Thursdays though.
posted by hapax_legomenon at 12:56 PM on August 27, 2010

I don't know if the lack of my surely fascinating aquatic conversation should hold people up, but I'll be out the 9th through the 16th on my belated honeymoon.
posted by jaybeans at 2:48 PM on August 27, 2010

I probably won't be able to contribute much to any discussion more complex than the location of the beach (my vocabulary has atrophied terribly), but I'm down. If Wednesdays are out, then Sundays are the next best.
posted by clorox at 12:17 AM on August 28, 2010

J'aimerais participer.... Ma femme est demi-française. Weekends are definitely better as we are down on the peninsula, and unfortunately later in September as we aren't around for a bit...

We have terrible french at the moment what with not having been back for AGES, and really need to get back into speaking properly.
posted by Metheglen at 11:22 AM on August 30, 2010

Hélas, both Monday and Tuesday evenings are no good for me. Maybe next time!
posted by clorox at 4:37 PM on August 31, 2010

I shall miss this inaugural meetup, but hopefully I'll be able to catch the next one.
posted by jaybeans at 8:52 PM on September 1, 2010

Yeesh. If you guys aren't meeting up in a bar you're meeting up and conversing exclusively in French. I guess I shall have to hope for another outdoor meetup (especially with San Francisco finally entering its warm season).
posted by MattMangels at 6:32 PM on September 6, 2010 [1 favorite]

Did we decide a solid date? I can go either Monday the 13th or Tuesday the 14th, I'd just like to figure out which it is!
posted by chatongriffes at 11:14 AM on September 8, 2010

I just realized that Monday the 13th would actually work better for me (although I can still make the 14th if need be).
posted by asterix at 1:49 PM on September 8, 2010

Is everyone who's coming cool with moving notre réunion to Monday the 13th instead?
posted by hapax_legomenon at 12:11 AM on September 9, 2010

We can come on Monday.
posted by roll truck roll at 11:31 AM on September 9, 2010

Ok, I just switched the date to Monday the 13th. A bientot!
posted by hapax_legomenon at 11:52 AM on September 9, 2010

i'd be in whenever i can make it but are any of you in the south bay (closer to san jose than sf) and would like to get together for french practice? :)
posted by raw sugar at 2:37 PM on September 12, 2010

Work just got crazy. Looks like I am not going to make it after all, much to my disappointment.

Stupid employment...
posted by chatongriffes at 4:47 PM on September 13, 2010

We'll miss you, chatongriffes!

Everyone else (whom I've never met): look for the really tired-looking person wearing a grey v-neck sweater in the cafe part of CdelaP. That will be me.
posted by hapax_legomenon at 5:13 PM on September 13, 2010

I'm at a table at the far end of the bar, reading a green Geo mag.
posted by hapax_legomenon at 6:48 PM on September 13, 2010

Thanks a lot for setting this up, hapax_legomenon. We had a great time. By next time, we'll be able to say a few more things. :)
posted by roll truck roll at 1:11 PM on September 15, 2010

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