Missouri-wide Meetup in Columbia in 2010!
posted August 27, 2010 10:34 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat October 16 at 1:00 PM, Shakespeare's (Downtown)
225 S 9th St, Columbia, MO, USA (Map & Directions)
Kid Charlemagne suggested a Missouri-wide meet-up last year. I propose that we birth this puppy into existence. What say you, mefites?
posted by chara to Meetup (25 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Sounds good...when and where? Shakespeare's and Flatbranch come to mind as readily available venues that can easily accommodate crowds. (Full disclosure: I work at Shakespeare's, but that only makes it easier to reserve the "party room.") I would recommend that if this meetup occurs on a weekend that it not happen on a home football weekend for two reasons...(1) I will not be able to attend due to (2) Shakespeare's being one of several ground zeroes of the invasion of drunken alums.
posted by schyler523 at 3:21 PM on August 27, 2010

Oooo... this is still an exceptional idea. And yes, Shakespeare's and Flatbranch would get my votes too - though, I might lean towards Flatbranch since they're probably gearing up their seasonal beers soon.

But it's true, we should avoid home game weekends. Either venue will be packed for these. (And we want Schlyer to come.) - Which Shakespeare's do you work for? I don't remember the one on 0th having a "Party room" just an outdoor patio area. Of course it's been a handful of years since I've been to that one.

I ask that we don't plan this for Oct. 2 or 23, because then I can't come.

Here is the 2010 football schedule. How about Oct. 16? Would that be a good weekend for folks?
posted by Kimothy at 4:57 PM on August 28, 2010

Yeah, I can't do the weekend of October 2-3, but October 16 is good for me so far as I know.
posted by limeonaire at 5:10 PM on August 28, 2010

October 16th works for me...

Kimothy, I work at the downtown Shakespeare's...the other, newer Shakespeare's is referred to as "Fakespeare's." Both locations have a party room.
posted by schyler523 at 5:33 PM on August 28, 2010

Weird. Where is this room? - is it just the back area by the side door that goes to the patio area? (Also, that should say 9th, not 0th.)
posted by Kimothy at 6:37 PM on August 28, 2010

It's the room just past the bar, it used to be the alleyway between the Lone Sock Laundry and Shakes before Shakespeare's bought up Lone Sock as well and turned the alleyway into part of the building by adding walls and a roof, lighting, etc.
posted by schyler523 at 8:48 PM on August 28, 2010

Huh. It really has been a long time since I've been there. Weird.
posted by Kimothy at 10:02 PM on August 28, 2010

Fakespeare's! LOL! That's such a perfect name for the one west of town. Okay, let's do Oct. 16th. Shall we convene in the afternoon or the evening?
posted by chara at 7:39 AM on August 29, 2010

I would vote afternoon, just to give those attending from, say, St. Louis (raises hand) or K.C. or Jeff. City or Kirksville or Rolla or anywhere else the option to drive home after, rather than having to book a room or drive back super-late.
posted by limeonaire at 6:11 PM on September 1, 2010

Would that I could amend the tags to "include" cities not on I-70, btw! Any MeFites in Jeff. City, Cape Girardeau, Kirksville, Rolla...?
posted by limeonaire at 6:16 PM on September 1, 2010

Added some more Missouri tags and threw in Lawrence for good measure. If you're coming from KC, Megabus has uber-cheap rates ($6 round trip if you book now) and their arrival departure times are more or less in sync with our meetup schedule.
posted by chara at 7:59 PM on September 1, 2010

I won't get off work until about 4:15, so I'll be there and I'll smell like pizza. Unless we have a huge number of people coming (so far only 4 RSVPs) I can just grab a big table in the back so we don't take up the whole party room. Let me know though.
posted by schyler523 at 11:24 AM on September 21, 2010

This makes me wish I was still in Missouri. *Sniff*
posted by bibliophibianj at 5:32 AM on October 3, 2010

Well, notsnot is out of town that weekend, but I might come by myself. If I'm awake and stuff. I'm working nights now, so my sleep schedule's a little off.
posted by Green Eyed Monster at 7:36 PM on October 6, 2010

If I can get off from work, I will definitely try to attend this meetup hence the maybe.
posted by lizarrd at 9:07 AM on October 7, 2010

Kid Charlemagne and i will be there. is there a car pool plan for folks from the st. louis area? if not, should there be one? looking forward to seeing you all.
posted by miss patrish at 10:13 PM on October 10, 2010

Well, I could come up from Springfield, but I would have three kids in tow.
posted by psylosyren at 6:38 AM on October 12, 2010

I think I'm going to bow out. I worked late last night :(
posted by Green Eyed Monster at 8:14 AM on October 16, 2010

bad news! i woke up this morning with a nasty cough and stopped-up head and kid charlemagne is inundated with work today, so we will not be coming over. sigh. we were looking forward to it.
posted by miss patrish at 9:42 AM on October 16, 2010

Limeonaire and I are here in Shakespeare's and although this means more pizza for us, we'd like to express our supreme disappointment at the turnout so far. (See what I did there?) Anyone lost or can't find us call: 314-714-5463
posted by Kimothy at 11:33 AM on October 16, 2010

Pics or it didn't happen, right? Fine. Twist my arm.

Apologies to those not shouted out at.
posted by schyler523 at 6:52 PM on October 16, 2010 [1 favorite]

Oops, I gave a shout out to Sthig, but his real username is Hands of Manos. My bad.
posted by schyler523 at 8:18 PM on October 16, 2010

OK, I'm no longer supremely disappointed. (We didn't get a supreme, anyway. Black olives + green olives + mushrooms + pepperoni + cheddar cheese all the way.)

In fact, I'm just smiling. That turned out to be a great meetup! chara, schyler523, schyler523's wife—we had a really good time hanging out! (Heard a commercial for "tutti mare" when I was almost home and smiled some more.) The rest of you guys totes missed out!
posted by limeonaire at 9:01 PM on October 16, 2010 [1 favorite]

Damn, sorry we missed out.
posted by notsnot at 6:23 AM on October 18, 2010

Yay, it's fun seeing MeFites at my old stomping grounds!
posted by zsazsa at 10:02 AM on November 1, 2010

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