Denver Zoo Meetup!
posted July 16, 2013 5:34 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun August 4 at 9:00 AM, Denver Zoo
2300 Steele Street, Denver, CO, USA (Map & Directions)
So there is a giant kitten for us to see. Zoo meetup time!
August 4, 9am, at the front gate with the gift shop & coffee. If you'd like to meet up a bit later, speak up and we'll set a secondary meeting time/place or share phone info or something!

Zoo visitor info here.
posted by asperity to Meetup (36 comments total)

My birthday is 08/04, I'd be up for that weekend in lieu of having to actually make birthday plans. Or any time other than 07/20 really.
posted by HermitDog at 5:37 PM on July 16, 2013

My company picnic is there on the 28th and I can't say I really want to go two weeks in a row. Perhaps next time.
posted by Confess, Fletch at 5:51 PM on July 16, 2013

Neat. I would like to go.

And, hey, HermitDog! Welcome to Colorado!
posted by mochapickle at 4:43 AM on July 17, 2013

I would like to go. Schedule it and I will be there. Haven't seen the new elephant exhibit yet and I like elephants even more than giant kittens.
posted by Wordwoman at 4:23 PM on July 17, 2013

Snow leopard kitten!!!

8/04 would work for me.
posted by warble at 9:24 AM on July 18, 2013

I'm a possibility depending on time of day. I'd be with 3yo in tow mind...
posted by NailsTheCat at 9:39 AM on July 18, 2013

I think the toddler would work fine. After all, the kitty's gotta eat.

Kidding, kidding.
posted by mochapickle at 10:09 AM on July 18, 2013

OK, so 8/4: any suggestions on time of day? Gate hours are 9-5, I'm assuming that due to heat earlier is probably better.
posted by asperity at 2:56 PM on July 18, 2013

We could also have a "arriving at 9? meet at this place, if you arrive at noon, we'll wait for 15-20 min at other place" type of thing, so folks can trickle in if they don't want to be there the whole day or have prior commitments.
posted by HermitDog at 7:53 PM on July 18, 2013

Also if folks arrive late/in-between, I'll have my phone and you can memail me.
posted by HermitDog at 7:54 PM on July 18, 2013

I'd prefer early, so I'm cool meeting at 9 if people like.
posted by warble at 8:52 AM on July 19, 2013

The gift store outside the entrance sells coffee and there are benches around so that's not a bad meeting place. (Releasing the capuchin monkeys to their island is at 9.30 and sea lion show at 10. Not that we're regulars or anything.... ahem...)
posted by NailsTheCat at 10:22 AM on July 19, 2013 [1 favorite]

Oh - 08/04 works well for me. (Sundays are best.)
posted by NailsTheCat at 10:23 AM on July 19, 2013

Because reading about the capuchin monkeys immediately got it stuck in my head, and because it is wonderful: in honor of a zoo visit - Animal Beatbox

(also, 9am works for me)
posted by HermitDog at 12:44 PM on July 19, 2013

Confirming on 8/4 at 9am, then -- we'll figure something out for anyone who'd like to meet us later!
posted by asperity at 12:48 PM on July 19, 2013

Ooo, kitty! I've been playing host to out-of-town guests (three of them under the age of five) and we've gone to zoo a lot the past couple of months, but the covering has been up the whole time we've been in the big cat habitat. My guests leave this week and we won't have a chance to go back, but now I really want to see baby snow leopard.

So the the animal-loving side of me is saying "yes, please!" but the socially anxious side of me is "ah, maybe...?"

(Btw, I really love the new elephant habitat. And now I want to see them release the capuchins -- which I hear in my mind something akin to "release the kraken!")
posted by paisley sheep at 9:09 PM on July 22, 2013

Ugh, I just realized it's Sunday, not Saturday. I have a family thing that Sunday. I'll try to catch you all next time. Have fun!
posted by mochapickle at 9:31 PM on July 22, 2013

Drat. I am leaving town on the 3rd. Maybe I can catch the next big kitty. Have fun all!
posted by faineant at 10:59 PM on July 22, 2013

I would be ok with the 3rd if any of the other confirmed folks are up for a shift.

Also, paisley sheep: smack the socially anxious side into submission because baby animals! Other socially anxious mefites! All in the same place! :D
posted by HermitDog at 10:24 AM on July 23, 2013 [1 favorite]

I can't do the 3rd, but please feel free to swap if that works better for everybody else!
posted by warble at 1:41 PM on July 23, 2013

Can't go on the 3rd.
posted by Wordwoman at 4:10 PM on July 23, 2013

Ok, so...fairly even mix of "can/can't" for both days. We should probably just keep it where it was on the 4th.
posted by HermitDog at 3:19 PM on July 24, 2013

I can't go, boo - I have a big race that morning. Be sure to stop by and see my friend Paul Heaston, who's doing caricatures at the zoo this summer and has an alter ego as a ridiculously legit fine artist.
posted by peachfuzz at 10:33 AM on July 30, 2013

I just had a change of plans, and can't make it on Sunday now. :( I hope everybody has a great time, though!
posted by warble at 9:11 AM on July 31, 2013

A non-mefite friend of mine is going to come along.
posted by HermitDog at 7:47 AM on August 2, 2013

So, just for clarification, it's still Sunday (8/4) at 9am? If so, then my "maybe" will likely be a "yes."

(And thanks for the encouragement, HermitDog!)
posted by paisley sheep at 11:37 PM on August 2, 2013

Yep! Sunday 08/04 9am at the gift shop/front entrance. I will have my phone, so if anyone needs to memail me, I'll get it and we can find you, or memail me in advance and I'll send my phone number.
posted by HermitDog at 10:52 AM on August 3, 2013

Can't wait! Unsure whether I'll have my partner, a friend, both, or neither with me, but I will definitely be there. Kittens and elephants, living together, mass hysteria!
posted by asperity at 11:39 AM on August 3, 2013

Yay! Thanks!

I'll be there, and the only person I'll be bringing with me is Egbert aka the goose egg on my forehead thanks to a zombie mosquito that apparently tried to suck out my brain while I was sleeping. Just warning y'all because I'm already at the limit of concerned citizens implying I'm either ridiculously clumsy (not far from the truth, but seriously, it's a bug bite) or in an abusive relationship (um, no, but thanks, random stranger, for being needlessly nosy).
posted by paisley sheep at 3:22 PM on August 3, 2013

Guys, can't make it. Have fun! Wave to giant kitty for me.
posted by Wordwoman at 5:24 PM on August 3, 2013

I am here, getting tickets, will be sitting in chairs next to gift shop. I have a blue shirt, khakis, sunglasses and a black backpack. Am with some folks who have a stroller and a wagon.
posted by HermitDog at 8:04 AM on August 4, 2013

I have w grey bugle tshirt, black backpack and khaki shirt, 3 year old girl and a coffee. Looking aimless.
posted by NailsTheCat at 8:09 AM on August 4, 2013

Khaki shorts. .. not shirt. Oh and glasses.
posted by NailsTheCat at 8:16 AM on August 4, 2013

With hindsight, including genders in our self descriptions is also a good idea! Thanks for organizing asperity. Great to meet everyone... even lurkers... ;) And HermitDog your friends were great. Hope the rest of the afternoon was fun.
posted by NailsTheCat at 7:46 PM on August 4, 2013

So glad to see you all! I must note that HermitDog and I actually saw the GIANT KITTEN at play later in the afternoon, and I hope that there will be video as time permits. Preferably with "Yakety Sax".
posted by asperity at 10:59 AM on August 5, 2013

For those who missed it: Giant Kitten
posted by HermitDog at 7:29 PM on August 8, 2013 [2 favorites]

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