D.C. Meetup?
posted June 12, 2013 8:29 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Tue June 18 at 7:00 PM, The Passenger
1021 7th Street Northwest, Washington, DC, USA (Map & Directions)
**Update** We'll be meeting 7 p.m. onward at The Passenger (1021 7th Street, NW, Washington, D.C.) next Tuesday, June 18th. ¡Viva la D.C. meetups revolución!
Original post: Hi, all. I am in DC for a few weeks of training. I don't know if there are any regular meetups scheduled, but I'd love to get together with people for a drink or two some weeknight, June 18-25. Thoughts?
posted by whitewall to Meetup (49 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

We have no meetups scheduled because we suck. You, our prophet, will lead us out of suckitude.
posted by exogenous at 9:17 AM on June 12, 2013

A meetup that week would be great. Selfishly, I propose Tuesday the 18th or Monday the 24th because they are the two days that work for me. Possibly even both. More meet ups!
posted by mercredi at 6:47 PM on June 12, 2013

Tuesday the 18th would be good for me too.
posted by COD at 5:31 AM on June 13, 2013

Sure, I'm in. The 18th works if that's a preferred date.
posted by JoanArkham at 5:56 AM on June 13, 2013

I am interested! The weekend doesn't work for me, but a weeknight should be fine.
posted by EvaDestruction at 6:14 AM on June 13, 2013

I'm definitely interested. Best week nights for me are Thursdays and Fridays, but I could do a Tuesday if it came to that.
posted by C'est la D.C. at 6:21 AM on June 13, 2013

During that period only the 25th is a hard no for me, though weekends are tough since that's usually wife&baby time. The 18th could certainly work.

Any particular style of place you're interested in, oh honored guest? My go-to bar is The Passenger and if we stuck with the 18th that's likely to be comparatively quiet, which is nice. But there's plenty of more casual and less expensive sorts of options, depending on your desires and where you'll be during the day.
posted by phearlez at 7:55 AM on June 13, 2013 [1 favorite]

Tuesday the 18th is good for me--shall we do it? I defer to others on the location, but Passenger looks fun and easily reachable. Woo!
posted by whitewall at 8:25 AM on June 13, 2013

Passenger sounds good. I've never been, but it's just a hop, skip, and a metro ride away, and I'm all for trying new places.
posted by C'est la D.C. at 8:31 AM on June 13, 2013

I'm a deep lurker on MeFi, but I will be in Washington on 16--19 June and would love to put some faces to usernames.
posted by Zeinab Badawi's Twenty Hotels at 9:01 AM on June 13, 2013

The Passenger on the 18th sounds good to me.
posted by exogenous at 11:07 AM on June 13, 2013

Oooh, yay! Does the Passenger still have kimchi hot dogs?
posted by JoanArkham at 11:38 AM on June 13, 2013

doh. Im in florida seeing the mouse that week. Have fun without me
posted by ShawnString at 12:01 PM on June 13, 2013

Sounds like fun! I'll try to make it too.
posted by Measured Out my Life in Coffeespoons at 1:13 PM on June 13, 2013

Anyone want to meet earlier, around 6? (If not, I'll most likely go kill time at American Art...)
posted by JoanArkham at 2:37 PM on June 13, 2013

Fontophilic and I will be there!
posted by malthas at 3:11 PM on June 13, 2013

Oooh, yay, I will see what I can do to get the Pterodactyl household in on this!
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 7:51 PM on June 13, 2013

Cool. I'm in.
posted by QuantumMeruit at 8:46 PM on June 13, 2013

I'll try to be there, although probably closer to 8 than 7! I'm excited to finally manage a DC-area meetup. Hogo might have better food, but I prefer drinking at the Passenger.
posted by Schismatic at 8:49 PM on June 13, 2013

Looks like I will be there! Though my daughter has not yet been deemed Passenger-ready. :-(
posted by anotherpanacea at 7:14 AM on June 14, 2013

Pfft. My son just turned 6 months old and has been there at least twice already. Hmm, wait. Three times, I think. Seems to like it, though his taste in liquors is questionable IMHO.
posted by phearlez at 1:53 PM on June 14, 2013 [1 favorite]

And look at me being out of town that day. Boo
posted by baconaut at 10:10 PM on June 14, 2013

Well, she's 11 weeks today, but actually, I'm thinking about bringing her. Need to figure out bottle issues: how do you keep it cool for the trip, but then warm it up when you need it?

posted by anotherpanacea at 9:39 AM on June 15, 2013

As of now I am planning on coming although Mr. Pterodactyl is a no. Any way we want to identify ourselves? A nice big sign saying "We're from the Internet!" or "Happy Birthday Jessamyn" or something?
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 10:34 AM on June 16, 2013 [1 favorite]

We take bottles in an insulated carrier thing that has an icepack, but we don't warm them back up; they're not as cold as straight out of the fridge and he likes them better cool. But we're formula, not breast milk - don't know if that'll make a difference for you. I imagine if she's used to it straight out of the tap she may have certain temp expectations our boy never had.
posted by phearlez at 6:54 PM on June 17, 2013

Sorry but I am going to snowflake out tonight - forgot we had concert tickets.
posted by exogenous at 6:22 AM on June 18, 2013

I'll get there a little early (say 6:30 or so) to stake out a space. I'll try to remember to make a little sign, but if I forget, I will be the tiny woman with brown hair and a tan/lime-green bag.
posted by whitewall at 9:35 AM on June 18, 2013

Whitewall, I'll try to be there around 6:30, too. Perhaps if you mention to the host/staff that other people are coming?

I suggest: "Table for friends of Matt and Jessamyn."

Also, regarding baby formula, we always got by with asking for a cup of hot water ("just like for tea") and a cup of ice. Mix to taste. Serve and enjoy!
posted by QuantumMeruit at 9:58 AM on June 18, 2013

I hate to bail (again) but last night's insomnia is catching up with me, even through coffee and Mountain Dew. Sorry, y'all.
posted by JoanArkham at 11:59 AM on June 18, 2013

I want to really bad, but I'm at work till 6 (and a bit of a hike to get there) and have a blinding sinus headache from the humidity besides. If I don't make it, though...I'll be wishing I could be there?
posted by kittens for breakfast at 12:03 PM on June 18, 2013

To update: despite what my wife (Mrs. Pterodactyl) said, some work stuff changed, so I am now in.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 2:07 PM on June 18, 2013

On my way, subject to WMATA's whims. I'm in the maroon shirt with the heart surrounding the District
posted by phearlez at 3:31 PM on June 18, 2013

I am here on the stretch of wall opposite the bar. Mefi sign isn't coming out until I've got at least one compatriot!
posted by whitewall at 3:43 PM on June 18, 2013

Lies! I am in the booth directly to your right as you enter!
posted by whitewall at 3:44 PM on June 18, 2013

On my way too! Aqua jacket.
posted by Measured Out my Life in Coffeespoons at 4:18 PM on June 18, 2013

The Fates decided to allow me to leave work at a humane hour after all, so I'm walking over from Metro Center. Hope to see you folks in a few, I'm wearing a red, white, and blue plaid shirt that's only like 80% as ugly as it sounds.
posted by Riki tiki at 4:28 PM on June 18, 2013

Okay, so the dregs of this meetup, including myself, have finally left. All y'all were great; we had a great time. Hope we can do this again soon.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 8:18 PM on June 18, 2013

Follow up after Bulgartoktonos (Mr. Pterodactyl) -- we had an awesome time! We should seriously do this more frequently because DC Mefites are the best Mefites.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 8:27 PM on June 18, 2013

I second the motion to do DC meetups more often.
posted by COD at 6:01 AM on June 19, 2013

I'm all about it, though weekends are probably better for me, personally...sorry I missed this one, but I hope to be there next time!
posted by kittens for breakfast at 6:22 AM on June 19, 2013

This was fun! Kudos to whitewall for sparking us into action. I'll nth that we should do this again!
posted by QuantumMeruit at 10:13 AM on June 19, 2013

Never fear! I'm totally on top of having a Board Room meetup next month, just didn't want to overwhelm folks with opportunities. :-) I'll post it soon. Nice to meet/see you all last night!
posted by EvaDestruction at 11:12 AM on June 19, 2013

That was super fun! Really great to meet everyone in person. We should all do it again and you people who actually live in D.C. should do it again even sooner!
posted by whitewall at 2:17 PM on June 19, 2013

I don't know how many folks are in occupied DC (Arlington) like myself but I'd be game for things along the orange line corridor as well.

It was nice meeting everyone!
posted by phearlez at 1:45 PM on June 20, 2013

just uploaded the photo - my phone camera was definitely struggling, but you can make out some people here and there!

This was a lot of fun! I really enjoyed meeting you guys, and I'd love to see another meetup before the end of summer.
posted by estlin at 9:10 PM on June 21, 2013

Uploaded to where?
posted by anotherpanacea at 5:08 AM on June 22, 2013

anotherpanacea: check the sidebar on this post
posted by exogenous at 1:05 PM on June 22, 2013

Oh! Thanks!
posted by anotherpanacea at 3:45 PM on June 22, 2013

As promised!
posted by EvaDestruction at 8:25 AM on June 29, 2013 [1 favorite]

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