Central Vermont Meetup!
posted January 4, 2014 7:52 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat February 15 at 3:00 PM, Three Penny Taproom
108 Main Street, Montpelier, VT, USA (Map & Directions)
In an effort to make it to a meetup, I'm proposing we have one in Montpelier! You know, so I can walk there. Because it's all about me. This could even be a Belated Welcome Back To the Tundra, Youcancallmeal Event.
Date: Maybe late January / early February? Are weekends or weekdays better for folk?

Location: Three Penny? McGillicuddy's? Sweet Melissa's? Other?

EDIT: February 15th (Saturday) at Three Penny Taproom, Montpelier 3PM so that if people have a longer drive, they won't be out too late.
posted by youcancallmeal to Meetup (38 comments total)

I'd love to come! It'd be easiest for me to get back to MPV on a Friday/weekend.
posted by meinvt at 5:23 AM on January 5, 2014

Every weekend around V-Day, Shepherd and I stay in Hardwick (also to go stock up at Hill Farmstead Brewery), but it's not impossible to maybe go to Montpelier too (or instead). I've been wanting to check out Three Penny for a while now. I'll confer with him and see what he says.
posted by Kitteh at 6:28 AM on January 5, 2014

Mrs. Dr. Wu and I would be interested in attending. Weekends are better for us, for sure.
posted by Dr. Wu at 6:31 PM on January 5, 2014

If you guys can agree on a weekend in February, Shepherd and I are totally game to come to Montpelier!

(Also, we will need hotel or B&B recs if that happens.)
posted by Kitteh at 7:52 AM on January 6, 2014

Would the early evening / afternoon of the 15th work for folk? Maybe around 3PM at Three Penny?
posted by youcancallmeal at 6:29 PM on January 6, 2014

I can't make it on the 15th of January.
posted by Dr. Wu at 7:12 AM on January 7, 2014

... or the 16th? The next day is President's Day, which some people might have off, which is nice.
posted by youcancallmeal at 12:25 PM on January 7, 2014

Sundays are no good for us as we have to head back across the border.
posted by Kitteh at 12:32 PM on January 7, 2014

The 15th may be doable for us, but need to check with turtlegirl. My birthday is the 16th and she may have plans for us already. Although if I have a say in the matter, a trip to Three Penny would be high on my list.

If we are able to make it we may be able to host you and your other half, Kitteh. We are about 25 minutes south of Montpelier. I will check with my wife and get back to you in case it is of interest.
posted by terrapin at 1:09 PM on January 7, 2014

It looks like we are both in if it is the 15th.

And Kitteh, if you and Shepherd want to stay with us you are welcome. We have a spare guest room with access to its own bath. MeMail me if you are interested.
posted by terrapin at 6:19 PM on January 7, 2014

15th is fine, but open to other Saturdays in Feb if that helps attendance. Kitteh you guys can stay with us, MeMail for deets.
posted by turtlegirl at 6:20 PM on January 7, 2014

Memailing you guys now.

And for the record, we're open to any Saturday in February. We'll be making a run to Hill Farmstead beforehand though as we usually do!
posted by Kitteh at 7:54 AM on January 8, 2014

My end is being held up in this thread by Kitteh but I am officially also game for any Saturday in February.
posted by Shepherd at 9:37 AM on January 8, 2014

Would the 8th or 22nd allow for more people to come? I'd partial to the 15th, but could really do most Saturdays in February as well.
posted by youcancallmeal at 11:15 AM on January 8, 2014

Again, we're game for whatever Saturday you guys call.
posted by Kitteh at 11:28 AM on January 8, 2014

The only Saturday in February we can't do (so far) is the 1st.
posted by terrapin at 8:46 AM on January 9, 2014

I just realized that Dr. Wu said they can't make the 15th of January. Which we hadn't been talking about to begin with. Oy. Going with the 15th of FEBRUARY at Three Penny.
posted by youcancallmeal at 12:05 PM on January 11, 2014

Woot! We're in!
posted by Kitteh at 1:31 PM on January 11, 2014

In as well! Thanks for organizing!
posted by meinvt at 8:35 PM on January 11, 2014

I've got a thing in Randolph on the night of the 14th so maybe me and the mister will make this into some VDay hangout time. Cautiously maybe in. Stoked to finally (hopefully) meet Kitteh and Shepherd.
posted by jessamyn at 7:23 PM on January 14, 2014 [1 favorite]

jessamyn, let me know if you two want to carpool.
posted by terrapin at 6:07 AM on January 22, 2014

With this approaching rapidly, just figured I'd bump the post. I'm considering a 6 mile snowshoe hike out of underhill earlier in the day - so could be wandering in late. I know I've met terrapin, turtlegirl and jessamyn before, but it's been years. I now have less hair on top and more on my face - which describes just about every guy in VT, right?

Point being: looking forward to seeing you all!
posted by meinvt at 8:57 PM on February 10, 2014

Ooh! I might come up from Southern VT to join you guys if I am done with airport drop-off early enough!
posted by zem at 11:48 AM on February 12, 2014

Cool, zem! That would make at least 3 librarians at this meet up!
posted by terrapin at 10:01 AM on February 13, 2014

Guys, we're now putting ourselves at "maybe." Shepherd spent the night in hospital last night because of kidney stones, and while he just got home, he's exhausted. He has requested that we not cancel entirely and just see where we're at in the morning. I really hope we'll be able to still make it.
posted by Kitteh at 12:08 PM on February 14, 2014

Nope sorry guys, by request of Shepherd, he has asked that we sit this one out. Which totally sucks for both of us as we were looking to get out of the house and into Vermont as is our wont this time of year. He's just feeling rotten and not likely to stop feeling rotten until he passes this damn stone.

If you all don't mind, I think I will make a MeFi MeetUp at the same place, same area for April.
posted by Kitteh at 6:10 PM on February 14, 2014

Awww, get well soon Shepherd. Look forward to seeing you guys in April.
posted by jessamyn at 7:12 PM on February 14, 2014 [1 favorite]

Thanks, jessamyn. Believe me, this was our "winter sucks but ha ha we will meet new friends" shiny bright spot, but yeah, he's doped up on an opioid deriative right now and will not be "company good" as he puts it. (He wants to go but is afraid that he might feel so bad during that he will have no safe quiet space to immediately escape to.)

So...sorry, everyone. We're totally bummed because this sounds so great.
posted by Kitteh at 7:24 PM on February 14, 2014

Aw. Sad to hear it, but get well and we'll definitely have another in April! I'm always down for a reason to hit up Three Penny. :)
posted by youcancallmeal at 7:56 PM on February 14, 2014

Best feel betters to Shepherd. Next time!
posted by meinvt at 4:46 AM on February 15, 2014

Yeah... sorry, all. I'm back home but still feeling lousy, and the thought of being a 3+ hour drive from home right now is totally unnerving. I'm still in the "watch for fever" stage of this.
posted by Shepherd at 5:28 AM on February 15, 2014

Just get better soon, Shepherd. We'll have a space for you two in April as well.

As for everyone else, see you in a few hours!
posted by terrapin at 7:43 AM on February 15, 2014 [1 favorite]

Just got back from errands and the roads are terrible and scary here so I'm going to stay in as well. Very sorry to not make it, will hopefully see you all in April.
posted by jessamyn at 8:59 AM on February 15, 2014

This sucks since I've really been looking forward to this, but I have the flu and while I'm feeling a bit better, I don't want to come and get everyone else sick (since that's exactly what my co-worker did to me) so I think I'm going to stay in. I'll hopefully see y'all in April.

So tired of winter. Come on, spring!
posted by youcancallmeal at 9:08 AM on February 15, 2014

Hi guys, we're sorry, but terrapin and I are going to bag as well. If anyone wants to join us down in South Royalton at the Worthy Burger instead, we'll be there tonight at 6:00pm.

Looking forward to a rematch in April:
posted by turtlegirl at 9:08 AM on February 15, 2014

Sorry, meinvt, we've all gots the lame on you! It's not personal! Come to South Royalton if you're up for it.
posted by terrapin at 9:10 AM on February 15, 2014

I see! Well, catch you all later.
posted by meinvt at 10:49 AM on February 15, 2014

Oh man--sad to hear things didn't work out for ANYONE. I'm down for a rematch--especially if it's further south.
posted by zem at 6:03 PM on February 15, 2014

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