Because We Clearly Can't Be Bothered to Use IRL
posted October 1, 2010 5:31 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat October 16 at 8:00 PM, Revival
129 E 15th St, New York, NY, USA (Map & Directions)
The meetup sidebar has been exploding all over the place, but it's basically dried up here in NYC. We missed the entire month of September. This must be rectified. I propose we meet up at a bar somewhere on the weekend of Oct. 15-17. Update: we will be having said meetup at Revival on Saturday, Oct. 16 at 8pm.
posted by ocherdraco to Meetup (63 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

There was one on Labor Day weekend and one on the 17th, but we can do better in October.
posted by sciencegeek at 6:45 PM on October 1, 2010


There was? I looked through the archive and didn't see any (and missed them when they came around in the first place). Apparently, I need to get my eyes checked.
posted by ocherdraco at 8:18 PM on October 1, 2010


That's right around my birthday. If I'm in town, I'm in.
posted by zarq at 9:42 PM on October 1, 2010


Brooklyn ones show up under Brooklyn, NY, not New York, NY.
posted by smackfu at 10:42 AM on October 2, 2010


There was one in Flushing. That wouldn't have appeared under New York, NY either.
posted by cmgonzalez at 1:46 PM on October 2, 2010


if something is set, i would probably be able to join. my hours are kinda crazy
posted by Heliochrome85 at 8:33 AM on October 3, 2010


Astro Zombie will be in New York next weekend, I think. We should maybe see if he's up for a meetup after one of his shows, no?
posted by amro at 11:18 AM on October 3, 2010


Yey! I want to go to a meetup... i have a wedding the weekend of the 16th though. There was a Flushing one? Bummer!
posted by khaaaaa at 11:34 AM on October 3, 2010


Great, let's do something Saturday night (the 16th)! 8pm, Revival?
posted by Eideteker at 3:16 PM on October 3, 2010


(That was not a "Great, khaaaaa won't be there" because she's all kinds of delightful and interesting, but a "Great, let's have a meetup, because I was just complaining about this until I figured out that even though I changed my profile location to NYC, I didn't change my lat/long, so wasn't seeing stuff in NYC show up as "close to me" so I probably missed things and anyway, I want to hang out with you guys (even if khaaaaa can't be there).")
posted by Eideteker at 3:20 PM on October 3, 2010


Probably will be too busy with graduate school, but maybe on a saturday night.
posted by fuq at 4:29 PM on October 3, 2010


That weekend would be perfect for me, ocherdraco!
posted by HotPatatta at 12:48 AM on October 4, 2010


HotPatatta has returned to us???????
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:23 AM on October 4, 2010


Yay! HotPatatta's back!

While I think hanging out with AstroZombie would be fun, that'll have to be a different meetup.

8pm at Revival on Saturday the 16th sounds good to me. What says folks?
posted by ocherdraco at 10:47 AM on October 4, 2010


Astro Zombie will be in New York next weekend, I think. We should maybe see if he's up for a meetup after one of his shows, no?

Oh fuckmonster of course I'll be in Scotland then.
posted by The Whelk at 10:59 AM on October 4, 2010


YOU'LL BE IN SCOTLAND NEVER IF YOU KEEP UP WITH THAT POTTYMOUTH, YOUNG MAN!
posted by Eideteker at 11:08 AM on October 4, 2010 [3 favorites]


YOU'RE NOT THE TRAVEL AGENT OF ME.
posted by The Whelk at 11:12 AM on October 4, 2010 [3 favorites]


I'll be visiting from out of town (specifically, San Francisco) that weekend, so I vote for Saturday the 16th.
posted by tantivy at 2:29 PM on October 4, 2010


I'll be in heading from the UK to NY Nov 2 to Nov 8 and was umming & ahhing about a meetup call. The main point of my visit is to check out my friend's new bar – Idle Hands in the East Village – and see some Knicks games.

As this is NY Mefi people I'm thinking a second meetup so soon might not be a problem...
posted by i_cola at 7:41 AM on October 5, 2010


i_cola is correct: we meetup like craaaaaazy (at least once we learn the new interface). Okay, firming it up now.
posted by ocherdraco at 9:23 AM on October 5, 2010


i_cola: Might as well propose it now. Or, you know, just call it.
posted by Eideteker at 10:24 AM on October 5, 2010


I am game for any meetup that HotPatatta attends.
posted by zoomorphic at 11:27 AM on October 5, 2010


If I don't work (yes, I work now) I'll be there.
posted by greta simone at 3:30 PM on October 5, 2010


I must bow out, unfortunately. That's the weekend of my birthday and I must be alone in my apartment ordering plaid pants that sit just under the ribs and making sure all my socks and sandals match.
posted by griphus at 5:23 PM on October 5, 2010 [2 favorites]


That's the weekend of my birthday

When is your birthday? I'm the 19th.
posted by zarq at 5:28 PM on October 5, 2010


You all do know that there are bars in that area besides fucking Revival, right? Like Bar None on 3rd between 12 & 13th, which has a big back room, cheaper drinks, a jukebox and bartenders who know me? Just saying.
posted by jonmc at 5:54 PM on October 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


The 14th!
posted by griphus at 6:20 PM on October 5, 2010


jon, it was a shit or get off the pot moment. Please feel free to call the next one!
posted by Eideteker at 9:09 PM on October 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


Lame. But I'll be in CT meeting my new nieces/cousins!
posted by functionequalsform at 1:24 PM on October 8, 2010


Aw shucks--I feel so loved. Free hugs for everyone!
posted by HotPatatta at 11:23 PM on October 9, 2010


I don't think I'll be at this one, but I'll be at the one in Brooklyn the next day.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:39 AM on October 10, 2010


Haha. Eldeteker made me smile. I'll be at the next one... when WILL that be?
posted by khaaaaa at 4:24 PM on October 10, 2010


This sounds like fun-- maybe I'll be able to make it. Um... at the risk of sounding dumb... how do these things work? No one's going to be wearing a nametag, right? :P
posted by suburbanbeatnik at 5:27 AM on October 11, 2010


khaaaaa: The next one is the day after this one!

suburbanbeatnik: Nametags are only required if it's your first time.
posted by Eideteker at 7:48 AM on October 11, 2010


Wish I could make it, but I'll be at the Wool Festival in Rhinebeck.
posted by miss-lapin at 8:09 PM on October 13, 2010


I'm playing boardgames, suckas.
posted by grobstein at 8:46 PM on October 13, 2010


i really want to come. im actually off that night. im just sheepish... this would be my first mefi meetup since joining, esp since i just moved to nyc.
posted by Heliochrome85 at 11:12 PM on October 13, 2010


Yeah... In my experience, that means "COME." What better way to get established in a new city than by hanging out with a ready-made group of friends (or at least acquaintances). Heck, you can always leave if you get skurred.
posted by Eideteker at 6:46 AM on October 14, 2010


is there a set protocol?
posted by Heliochrome85 at 11:15 AM on October 14, 2010


No protocol, just show up and say hello to the large crowd that looks like they might know something about Minecraft.

I may end up coming, but I guess that'll depend on how tired out I might be after looking at ALL THEM MOTHERFUCKIN' KITTIES all day!
posted by Greg Nog at 12:04 PM on October 14, 2010


ive got a russian blue and a siamese at home. i miss them pretty badly.
posted by Heliochrome85 at 12:15 PM on October 14, 2010


Oh man, apparently at this event, they're gonna have a Russian Blue sitting in a Russian Imperial Palace. I am 100% down with that.
posted by Greg Nog at 12:26 PM on October 14, 2010


What if you don't know anything about Minecraft? I had to wiki it just now to figure out what it was.
posted by suburbanbeatnik at 7:31 PM on October 14, 2010


hmm, well, my Saturday event got cancelled (no pay: no play) so I might very well be making it unless this girl I met on okcupid decides to murder me in the meantime (fortunately, she doesn't have my address.) What was that about? I try not to socially discriminate against people because they're not neurotypical or they're on mood stabilizers or they've have a rough childhood but that was weeiirrdd.
posted by fuq at 7:39 PM on October 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


haha. yeah, not so much about minecraft, but maybe flightsim?

also, as a straight man, im not allowed to swoon over the idea of a russian blue in a russian imperial palace.

just sayin'
posted by Heliochrome85 at 8:25 PM on October 14, 2010


OPPRESSION
posted by grobstein at 7:13 AM on October 15, 2010


For the record, I talk about dressing up cats in adorable costumes more than any woman or gay man I have ever met.

Sadly, though, I just realized that this meetup is at the same time as a friend's birthday party, which means I must decline. Drink on my behalf!
posted by Greg Nog at 9:30 AM on October 15, 2010


The Set protocol is I got winner.
posted by Eideteker at 12:20 PM on October 15, 2010


Even I just came home to a room full of boys playing Minecraft, I will also have to decline. HP and I made plans off the grid, but I will miss the rest of you!
posted by zoomorphic at 3:06 PM on October 15, 2010


im excited. how will i know who to look for?
posted by Heliochrome85 at 6:13 PM on October 15, 2010


im excited. how will i know who to look for?

What I always do is just go to groups of people and ask "excuse me, are you from the internet?" Eventually you find the right group of people.
posted by fuq at 7:44 PM on October 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


But today, we are all from the Internet
posted by grobstein at 9:39 PM on October 15, 2010


im excited. how will i know who to look for?

Head over to flickr and search for (user name) and metafilter and/or meetup. That'll give you some idea of what we look like in real life.
posted by jason's_planet at 8:33 AM on October 16, 2010


well, im looking forward to meeting you guys tonight. ill be wearing a pink polo and jeans. if i look lost, its because i probably am.
posted by Heliochrome85 at 1:26 PM on October 16, 2010


Okay – Doggiebreath and Mrs. DB will be coming. I don't think I need a name tag, just follow the smell ;)

DB
posted by Doggiebreath at 2:09 PM on October 16, 2010


I'm out, due to transportation issues and laziness.

Dear MTA,

Please try to avoid doing construction on the only subway line that services where I live every weekend for months on end. Having a shuttle service that doesn't actually replace the subway line doesn't really help either.

Thank you,

SG
posted by sciencegeek at 3:03 PM on October 16, 2010


On my way!
posted by oh yeah! at 4:34 PM on October 16, 2010


OK, I'm about to step out. I hope I can find you all in this crowded bar!
posted by suburbanbeatnik at 4:45 PM on October 16, 2010


Creepy roach was peeping on me in the shower! Ugh! I sooo need to move.

I'm FINALLY leaving.
posted by Eideteker at 4:53 PM on October 16, 2010


Guys, fyi, I'm not going to be there. :(

Life is a little crazy today.
posted by ocherdraco at 5:12 PM on October 16, 2010


Made it! Any other latecomers, we're in the upstairs lounge.
posted by oh yeah! at 5:57 PM on October 16, 2010


It was really awesome to meet you guys. im so glad i came.
posted by Heliochrome85 at 9:44 PM on October 16, 2010


Best meetup ever? Well, no. But thanks to everyone who left me alone in the company of three lovely ladies. =D
posted by Eideteker at 11:05 PM on October 16, 2010



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