The Day of the Doctor
posted October 14, 2013 3:47 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat November 23 at 11:30 AM, Our place
7326 North Newell Avenue, Portland, OR, USA (Map & Directions)
Looks like the 50th anniversary of Dr. Who is at 11:50 a.m. on Saturday, November 23 for us on the west coast. This could be an entertaining start to a potluck/game day. Or maybe some soapmaking for holiday gifts. Whatever strikes the fancy of whoever turns up. posted by aniola to Meetup (14 comments total)

This would theoretically involve someone having access to BBC America. IIRC it's being broadcast in both the UK and here the same day.
posted by fiercekitten at 6:42 PM on October 14, 2013

Huh! Yeah, that would be cool. But we don't have BBC America either! I'm pretty sure I already know the answer is no, but is there a way to get like a one-day pass to a channel? Or maybe is it being... streamed for pay over the internet or xbox or amazon or something?
posted by Secretariat at 8:36 AM on October 15, 2013

It might be possible for someone with pay TV to add a BBC America package for a month in order to get this.
Just an idea for consideration.
I'll be watching football.
posted by nickthetourist at 7:10 PM on October 20, 2013

It will be on the big screen at Lloyd Center:!doctor-who-the-day-of-the-doctor in 3D if anyone wants to see it on the big screen and beers somewhere afterwards.
posted by vespabelle at 1:35 PM on October 24, 2013

Turns out aniola and I can have a few folks over here and our place seems to have BBC America. Looks like it'll be on at 11:50. BYOSnax - we'll have some but not enough to feed a crowd.
posted by sibilatorix at 11:13 PM on November 15, 2013

Tell me more about this soapmaking idea.

(I would have to leave at 2:30 or so, but canning with you people was fun and soapmaking seems like a good idea that I know nothing about).
posted by janell at 9:44 PM on November 18, 2013

More about this soapmaking idea:

If you have to leave at 2:30, we'll just get a lot done during commercials. But that wouldn't be too hard. It's just a matter of plugging numbers into a saponification calculator and then precisely weighing lye, water, and oil. And then lots of stirring. Eventually it hits "trace" which means it gets thick enough to pour into a mold, which is just any plastic container from the recycle bin. Then it sits for a week or two and hardens on its own, and then it's soap!

Maybe bring some olive oil if you feel like it (it makes the best soap and we already have cooking oil to cut it and enough coconut oil for lather) and/or an empty soda bottle to take some home (it only partially hardens in the bottle, but then you can cut the bottle off and let the loaf harden the rest of the way. We have pretty much everything: lye, water, some oil, a scale, non-metal mixing bowls, and non-metal spoons.

Also we have soap from a batch a couple weeks ago, so we can make like the cooks on TV ("here's how you make it. then you put it in the oven for an hour and gee we already did that; it comes out like THIS!") and send you off with some from that previous batch.
posted by aniola at 1:42 PM on November 19, 2013

You know what? I'm so behind on Dr. Who that this is probably going to have spoilers- I think I should avoid watching it for now. But I'd be up for a soapmaking day sometime in the future!
posted by Secretariat at 3:23 PM on November 20, 2013

Lets do soap making another day, then, since I have time constraints and Secretariat wants to be unspoiled for the show. Ok?
posted by janell at 10:10 PM on November 20, 2013

Soap another day, then! But we'll still be here watching the Day of the Doctor and anyone is welcome to drop by. There will still be buttered popcorn, and probably Cybermen chocolates. With their legs broken off, because there's a reason the chocolate mold was at the thrift store.
posted by aniola at 12:08 PM on November 21, 2013

i will be there! and will bring some snacks.
posted by vespabelle at 5:31 PM on November 22, 2013

The TARDIS dress was AWESOME!
posted by aniola at 2:41 PM on November 23, 2013

Oh shoot, the tardis dress made an appearance? Vespabelle, does that mean your daughter was there, or does it fit both of you? (amazing) Or does your household have two tardis dresses?! (also amazing)

I did end up watching the 2011 Christmas Dr. Who special last night, in honor of the day of the doctor- I guess I missed noticing that was available on Netflix. 2011. Seriously, that's the most recent thing available to me? :(
posted by Secretariat at 11:46 AM on November 24, 2013

Thank you so much for having us over!

The Tardis dress does not fit me. I am going to dress as the 9.5th (or whatever he was) Doctor someday because he had some pretty cool boots!
posted by vespabelle at 3:20 PM on November 24, 2013

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