NoVA meetup: Carpool, Herndon
posted February 12, 2013 11:11 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Fri March 15 at 5:30 PM, Carpool
208 Elden Street, Herndon, VA, USA (Map & Directions)
People of northern Virginia! Too long have the meetups in our area been centralized in the District of Columbia. Too long have we been asked to take 45-minute Metro rides on weeknights if we want to interact with our fellow MeFites! But on March 15, we take back our region! Or at least meet up for dinner and/or drinks in Herndon!
The location is Carpool, a restaurant and bar with options for pool and darts if we feel like it, or just hanging around until whenever if we don't. I've set the time for 5:30 PM as a general estimation, but the idea seems to be to just head there after work, whenever "after work" is for you. See you there!
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish to Meetup (50 comments total)

I live in Tysons and work in Ashburn, so I'm interested.
posted by empath at 12:12 AM on February 13, 2013

I'm game, depending on way too many outside variables of course.

My friend and I have been eyeing this new taphouse that's opening up in Cascades(Sterling).

We have needed one of these meet ups for a while!
posted by Folk at 4:46 AM on February 13, 2013

Sure, I'm in! (Depending on time and date, of course...)
posted by JoanArkham at 5:22 AM on February 13, 2013

Yes! And Reston or Sterling would be fine for me.
posted by brilliantine at 5:23 AM on February 13, 2013

I'm currently unemployed but in the running for a job in Reston. So maybe.
posted by COD at 5:40 AM on February 13, 2013

Excellent idea. I find Carpool in Herndon works great as a happy-hour meeting place.
posted by backupjesus at 6:50 AM on February 13, 2013

I'm in. Work in Sterling, live in Leesburg, so "Reston area" is fine. Down to Tysons would work as well, but since backupjesus suggested it I'll second - Carpool in Herndon is a great happy hour place.
posted by ish__ at 7:32 AM on February 13, 2013

I live in Vienna and any place works for me. I'm in!
posted by Javed_Ahamed at 7:52 AM on February 13, 2013

Anybody not okay with Carpool? I work in Arlington so I'll probably arrive a bit late, but I can definitely do it.

If the location is good, we can start working out a time.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 10:17 AM on February 14, 2013

I live very close to Tysons so I'd be all for that, but I'm flexible on location. Timing is tougher for me; generally, weekdays are much better for me -- perhaps a Thursday night?

Last year, I recall w e had a weeknight meetup in Alexandria where three people showed up; hopefully we can do better than that!
posted by QuantumMeruit at 7:49 AM on February 15, 2013

So I'm up for most any night except Thursdays.
posted by Folk at 7:47 AM on February 19, 2013

I would so love to do this because I've never yet met any MeFites IRL. Please, not Wednesday nights as that's my teaching night. (Unless it's March 13 during spring break.) I'm coming from near Fair Oaks so Reston/Herndon is OK with me.
posted by apartment dweller at 11:24 AM on February 19, 2013

I'm in Reston, and in.

I work a goofy schedule so I can only hope I'll be available, but if I'm free I will be there with proverbial bells on. Carpool sounds worth a visit.
posted by itstheclamsname at 5:29 AM on February 20, 2013

Carpool is a cool place, though I admit I'm nervous about meeting Mefites IRL.

Maybe I can just lurk everyone's conversations and walk around the bar sticking post-its with "Favorite Added!" on them to people when they make good points.
posted by Uther Bentrazor at 12:06 PM on February 22, 2013

There seems to be definite consensus for Carpool. Can someone throw out a date?
posted by QuantumMeruit at 12:43 PM on February 22, 2013

The week of March 13 is also Mr. Arkham's spring break, so that would be good for me.
posted by JoanArkham at 3:00 PM on February 22, 2013

Friday, March 15?
posted by itstheclamsname at 3:29 PM on February 24, 2013

That would work for me
posted by brilliantine at 4:47 PM on February 24, 2013

That's ideal for me.
posted by backupjesus at 10:04 PM on February 24, 2013

I don't want to be That Girl, but I can't make the 15th. I would happy commit to showing up on Tuesday the 12th or Thursday the 14th.

(No hurt feelings from me if y'all want to maintain Friday evening, though.)
posted by QuantumMeruit at 1:29 PM on February 25, 2013

Thursday is better for me, but can probably make the 15th.
posted by JoanArkham at 2:16 PM on February 25, 2013

I could probably make the 15th.
posted by Folk at 10:01 AM on February 26, 2013

Any time that week would work for me. 15th is fine.
posted by ish__ at 6:08 AM on February 27, 2013

Back from vacation! 15th would be perfect for me. The 14th wouldn't be much worse.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 8:00 AM on February 27, 2013

Shall we formally declare it our intention to meet on 3/15 at Carpool? The time doesn't matter to me. Time, anyone?
posted by itstheclamsname at 11:23 AM on March 1, 2013

Would not be able to get there until...6:30? I work in DC, not sure how long it takes to get out that way in rush hour.
posted by JoanArkham at 4:01 PM on March 2, 2013

That sounds fine to me, best to give people some time to get there after work anyway (and I'll be driving from Crystal City, so probably won't arrive any earlier).

And unless there are any objections by the end of the day, I'm going to switch this to confirmed.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 9:46 AM on March 3, 2013

omigosh a meetup 15 minutes from my house??? why thank you, kind people of metafilter. arranging babysitting.
posted by selfmedicating at 7:26 PM on March 5, 2013

it would have been easier for me on a thursday -- i might be able to make it on friday, though.
posted by empath at 4:10 AM on March 7, 2013

Count me as a 'maybe' --- not sure yet if I can or not, but I'll try to be there!
posted by easily confused at 5:17 PM on March 7, 2013

I like you guys, but not enough to drive from Fredericksburg to Herndon in Friday traffic. I start work in Tysons on the 18th, so next time I'll already be in the neighbourhood.
posted by COD at 7:37 PM on March 7, 2013

Way too convenient to miss! I'll be there, tho maybe not by 5:30.
posted by at home in my head at 10:20 PM on March 10, 2013

Whoops! Friday isn't going to work after all. Have fun, we should do something on this side of the river again soon. (I'm on the other side of Fairfax...)
posted by JoanArkham at 5:27 PM on March 11, 2013

Still working on the babysitting. However, this meetup has at long last inspired Mr. Selfmedicating to join mefi, so I'm happy about that. At the very least, one of us will be at this meetup. I'm thinking the one with the lower user number...
posted by selfmedicating at 5:32 PM on March 12, 2013

Babysitter achievement unlocked. We are in.
posted by selfmedicating at 2:18 PM on March 14, 2013 [1 favorite]

Dang it, I'm not gonna make it: sorry, please move me from 'maybe' to 'maybe next time'. :(
posted by easily confused at 5:02 PM on March 14, 2013

Hey, I just realized COD got the job in Reston! Congratulations, COD. I'm already thinking we need to plan another meetup in this area soon. There are too many people who were interested but couldn't make it.
posted by selfmedicating at 5:26 PM on March 14, 2013

Okay, so looks like eight of us tonight, assuming no last-minute dropouts. Anybody got a Metafilter shirt or something? Otherwise I'll just wander around looking confused until somebody declares themselves to be from the Internet (which has worked in the past).
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 8:46 AM on March 15, 2013

I'll bring a can of beans.
posted by Folk at 9:04 AM on March 15, 2013

If it's any help I'll be there around 5:45 and will be the chubby brunette in an elephant tshirt, also looking confused!
posted by brilliantine at 2:06 PM on March 15, 2013

I will be even later than previously expected, due to the federal government's addiction to announcing bad news after business hours on Fridays.

Also, Florida. Dammit, Florida.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 2:33 PM on March 15, 2013

we are on the way.
posted by selfmedicating at 2:59 PM on March 15, 2013

Look for the beans.
posted by Folk at 3:02 PM on March 15, 2013 [2 favorites]

Folk was not kidding about the beans. Very fun meetup!
posted by selfmedicating at 6:44 PM on March 15, 2013

My first meetup! So glad to put faces to names.
posted by apartment dweller at 7:16 PM on March 15, 2013

It was great to meet you guys!
posted by Folk at 7:46 PM on March 15, 2013

That was really fun. Yay, meetup!

Now to figure out the next one.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 8:38 PM on March 15, 2013

It was so nice to meet everyone! I just uploaded the pictures :)
posted by brilliantine at 6:24 PM on March 17, 2013

It was great to meet all of you! Looking forward to getting together again sometime.
posted by itstheclamsname at 6:35 AM on March 18, 2013

Yes, 'twas excellent to meet everyone. Special thanks to Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish for organizing, brilliantine for taking pictures, and Folk for the vital bean beacon.
posted by backupjesus at 2:00 PM on March 18, 2013

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