Lukemeister's visiting Houston!
posted March 13, 2014 8:27 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Wed March 19 at 7:00 PM, Lucy's Ethiopian Restaurant
6800 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX, USA (Map & Directions)
Lukemeister is coming to Houston this week, which is a great excuse for a meetup.
It looks like Tuesday (3/18) or Wednesday (3/19) are the best bets for getting together. Currently two proposals are on the table:

a) Meet on Wednesday at Baker Street Pub & Grill for the wednesday night Geeks Who Drink quiz
b) Try again for a meetup at Lucy's since the last one had a bunch of last-minute cancellations
posted by Runes to Meetup (27 comments total)

I would prefer trivia night but plan to be there regardless.
posted by Gridlock Joe at 8:28 AM on March 13, 2014

I vote for meeting at a restaurant rather than the GwD quiz on the grounds that it allows for more interaction and less distraction. Lucy's 'cause (a) it's awesome (b) it works well for groups. Open to other location suggestions, of course.
Luke's coming down from The Woodlands, so please factor that in to suggested locations.
posted by Runes at 8:44 AM on March 13, 2014 [1 favorite]

I teach on Tuesdays, but could probably be there by 7. Wednesday is open. I tend to agree with Runes that it's easier to visit at a restaurant, but I'm good with the will of the people.
posted by *s at 9:47 AM on March 13, 2014

not sure if i can go. but no preference, what say you Lukemeister?
posted by twist my arm at 9:49 AM on March 13, 2014

Either works for me!
posted by vincele at 10:52 AM on March 13, 2014

Got another "I vote for Lucy's but I"ll go to whatever is decided" vote in email. If anyone ever claims that Houstonians aren't flexible we need only point them to this discussion, which is largely "I'll do whatever the group wants to do!"... :-)
posted by Runes at 11:53 AM on March 13, 2014

I'm ok with either day, and location should be whichever is easier for Lukemeister. We could also do Lucy's on Wednesday.
posted by MexicanYenta at 10:21 PM on March 13, 2014

Either Tuesday or Wednesday is fine with me. I think I *slightly* prefer the Geeks Who Drink quiz night, but I'm flexible too, since I'm from Texas :-)

What are the hours for the quiz night?
posted by lukemeister at 7:01 PM on March 14, 2014

I just remembered I have a commitment on Wednesday. And since I organized it, I have to go to that. But it doesn't start until around 10 pm, so I could hang out until then.
posted by MexicanYenta at 6:41 AM on March 15, 2014

I'll be in town for a conference, what convenience! I'm not sure if I'll be doing any hob-nobbing with fellow conferenceers, and I'll be staying with family, so I'm listing myself as a Maybe+1 for either night.
posted by filthy light thief at 9:46 PM on March 15, 2014 [2 favorites]

lukemeister: trivia is 8-10pm-ish
posted by twist my arm at 10:36 AM on March 16, 2014

Trivia schedule for Wednesday: Baker Street Pub & Grill (Rice Village) (Houston ) - 7:00 PM

Typically goes to about 10 pm.
posted by Runes at 4:09 PM on March 16, 2014

I think I will be able to attend! If so, I'll be there for the early part.
posted by vincele at 5:02 PM on March 16, 2014

Runes - Do you want to make an executive decision on date and place? I'd be happy with either date or place, but I'd like to know today if possible because I'm also trying to squeeze in visits to see cousins and a friend in the hospital. Thanks!
posted by lukemeister at 11:30 AM on March 17, 2014

Geez. OK, Lucy's at 7pm on Wednesday.
posted by Runes at 12:27 PM on March 17, 2014 [1 favorite]

thanks runes. lucy's yelp page
posted by twist my arm at 2:27 PM on March 17, 2014

Thanks for providing strong leadership, Runes :-)
posted by lukemeister at 2:57 PM on March 17, 2014

We're in! I'll see y'all there.
posted by filthy light thief at 8:56 PM on March 17, 2014 [1 favorite]

Reservation for 12 made, ask for either me or 'Friends of Matt'.
posted by Runes at 12:34 PM on March 18, 2014 [1 favorite]

BTW, I didn't specify the lounge area or the tables, so I suspect they'll put us at a table. Shall I call back and request the lounge? Eating is a little more challenging since you're sitting on sofa's around a knee table, vs a regular table and chairs. On the flip side, it's more convivial.

Pictures of the lounge. The dinner area is more restaurant-like.
posted by Runes at 12:40 PM on March 18, 2014

Lounge sounds good to me. See y'all tonight!
posted by lukemeister at 10:59 AM on March 19, 2014

I'm here, we're in the lounge.
posted by Runes at 4:33 PM on March 19, 2014

Sorry I couldn't make it. It sounds like a good time was had by all.
posted by Gridlock Joe at 7:27 PM on March 19, 2014

Hope you can make it next time, Joe.
posted by lukemeister at 8:54 PM on March 19, 2014

It was great to meet y'all, and to eat delicious food. I hope you all come down from your delicious Ethiopian coffee buzzes without too much trouble.
posted by filthy light thief at 9:20 PM on March 19, 2014

i will probably never sleep again. that's ok bc the deleting comments meta will go on forever and keep me company.

take care everyone!
posted by twist my arm at 10:04 PM on March 19, 2014

I'm still awake....
posted by MexicanYenta at 6:33 PM on March 20, 2014 [2 favorites]

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