Mallory Ortberg at Pegasus Books in Berkeley
posted November 16, 2014 9:02 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat November 22 at 7:30 PM, Pegasus Books
2349 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA, USA (Map & Directions)
Mallory Ortberg will be appearing at Pegasus Books reading from Texts from Jane Eyre in Berkeley on Saturday, November 22 at 7:30 pm. Any MeFites planning to attend? Any interest in meeting up before or after?
posted by Lexica to Performance (33 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Ooh, maybe yes.
posted by rtha at 5:36 AM on November 17, 2014

Sooo sooo close. Maybe yes.
posted by kalessin at 8:30 AM on November 17, 2014 [1 favorite]

I saw her during Lit Quake and she is SO fun! I'll check to see if I can swing this one.
posted by chatongriffes at 9:21 AM on November 17, 2014

Aw. I'll be on an airplane by that time. I plan on swinging around the Wednesday SF reading, though.
posted by halifix at 12:46 PM on November 17, 2014

Can't wait!
posted by invitapriore at 2:53 PM on November 17, 2014

I just saw her at the Booksmith, and she was really charming and awesome! Highly recommended!
posted by Pronoiac at 3:57 PM on November 17, 2014 [1 favorite]

I can be available for a meetup before, after, or both.
posted by ogooglebar at 7:09 PM on November 17, 2014 [1 favorite]

Okay, for anyone not yet decided, Mallory has upped the ante:
> added bonus: anyone who comes to the Pegasus signing in Berkeley this Saturday will get to meet my dad
> for an extra $5 you can get him to say "Hot enough for you??" for an extra $25 he will take you on a road trip to Denny's

posted by Lexica at 5:37 PM on November 18, 2014 [1 favorite]

We should definitely go in on that Dad road trip to Denny's :)
posted by grapesaresour at 6:43 PM on November 18, 2014

Angeline's is right in the area and has some pretty great Cajun food. I'd definitely be down to go there afterward.
posted by Noms_Tiem at 9:48 PM on November 18, 2014 [2 favorites]

Jen and I think we will likely attend. Not sure about eating afterward, but we can be easy.
posted by kalessin at 12:01 PM on November 19, 2014

I'm at the Books Inc signing in SF tonight, if any of y'alls are there feel free to say hi to the guy in the San Jose Sharks shirt, that's me.
posted by prize bull octorok at 6:27 PM on November 19, 2014

Oh my god she's hilarious in person. I highly suggest everyone try to make it to one of her readings.
posted by halifix at 7:46 PM on November 19, 2014 [1 favorite]

superb, interesting book !
posted by dynamitewebsol at 1:44 AM on November 20, 2014

Are we doing anything before this tomorrow?
posted by Noms_Tiem at 8:01 PM on November 21, 2014

I'd be up for a bite if people wanted to meet before. Looking at Yelp, nearby possibilities include the previously-mentioned Angeline's, Toss Noodle Bar, and Build Pizzeria.
posted by Lexica at 11:56 AM on November 22, 2014

I'm of the opinion that you need an excuse not to go to Angeline's, so I'm down to meet there around 6ish. Dinner after is fine too.
posted by Noms_Tiem at 3:46 PM on November 22, 2014

I wound up getting to Berkeley way too early (and had lunch way too late to want dinner yet) so I've taken refuge from the blue-and-gold crowds and am at Build having a beer in the bar while reading.
posted by Lexica at 4:46 PM on November 22, 2014

Go Beers! Also, I'm running errands in Berkeley and will likely head over to Angeline's around 6.
posted by Noms_Tiem at 4:55 PM on November 22, 2014

Change of plans: heading to Belli Osteria now, for those who want to join. It's on Shattuck next to Comal and the Half-price Books.
posted by Noms_Tiem at 5:45 PM on November 22, 2014

K, heading that way myself. See you there.
posted by Lexica at 5:57 PM on November 22, 2014

On my way also
posted by bleep at 6:10 PM on November 22, 2014

Sorry, are you guys currently there? Didn't check my phone before I left. I just got to Build.
posted by Noms_Tiem at 6:38 PM on November 22, 2014

I don't know what Build is but I got to the restaurant and didn't know where to sit so I walked up to McDonald's.
posted by bleep at 6:46 PM on November 22, 2014

I went to Pegasus Books because eh.
posted by Noms_Tiem at 6:47 PM on November 22, 2014

If anyone sees a redhead with a hoodie please flag me down.
posted by bleep at 6:47 PM on November 22, 2014

I am heading back toward Shattuck and University. I am in a beige hat and navy blue jacket with a bag.
posted by Noms_Tiem at 6:52 PM on November 22, 2014

Loitering outside Belli Osteria now.
posted by Noms_Tiem at 7:02 PM on November 22, 2014

Omg comedy of errors. I'm sitting at the event.
posted by bleep at 7:04 PM on November 22, 2014

*Benny Hill theme intensifies*
posted by Noms_Tiem at 7:05 PM on November 22, 2014 [2 favorites]

I am back at Pegasus now.
posted by Noms_Tiem at 7:27 PM on November 22, 2014

Sorry I didn't see y'all there! I asked Mallory a question about starting up The Toast, though, so that was cool. I hope you enjoyed it in parallel!
posted by invitapriore at 1:17 PM on November 23, 2014

So Jen and I did go, but we didn't know about the meetup at Build until after we were at Pegasus and by the time we arrived at Pegasus, the upper deck was so crowded that we couldn't get up there. We did hang around shopping for nice coffee table photo books to buy for Dad's presents and we caught some of the reading, which was amusing, but we didn't see any MeFites we recognized. But we couldn't see everyone up on the upper deck.

We did, however, see someone else we recognized. After we got finished shopping, standing around wasn't really on for us (wrong shoes, back problems), so we went and had a quiet dinner at La Note just down the block.

However! I would love to do a better organized social thing here in the East Bay soon. It would be awesome if we could pre-arrange food. Jen and I arrived thinking we'd have dinner after the event with you guys.
posted by kalessin at 8:10 AM on November 24, 2014

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