Smarch Trivia
posted March 16, 2015 8:25 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Wed March 18 at 7:30 PM, Joe Sent Me, Cambridge
2388 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, USA (Map & Directions)
Well, we broke the total snowfall record. Thanks, Smarch weather! So to celebrate (?), let's answer Geeks Who Drink trivia questions at Joe Sent Me, Wednesday at 7:30.
posted by DiscourseMarker to Meetup (29 comments total)

Worst. Winter. Ever.
posted by backseatpilot at 9:01 AM on March 16, 2015 [3 favorites]

Best. Winter. Ever.
posted by not_on_display at 9:59 AM on March 16, 2015 [1 favorite]

Team backseatpilot.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 10:48 AM on March 16, 2015

Hey, I just noticed on the LL site that there's a LearnedLeague Event, which is also GWD-hosted, that same night at 8PM. Would anyone be interested in moving to that venue this Wednesday?
posted by not_on_display at 11:28 AM on March 16, 2015

Winter. For. Ever.
posted by maryr at 12:34 PM on March 16, 2015

I wouldn't mind going to the JP site once or twice, especially if it meant some folks who can't usually make it to Cambridge could come (I know you're out there, lurking) but it would certainly be very inconvenient for me. (You can't get to JP from Somerville. You can't get to JP from anywhere, really.)
posted by maryr at 12:36 PM on March 16, 2015 [1 favorite]

JP is like those places in the movies where you're wandering through the woods for what seems like days and suddenly the trees fall away to reveal a magical town with no apparent access to the rest of the world. Getting back home usually requires solving some horrible centuries-old mystery.
posted by backseatpilot at 12:40 PM on March 16, 2015 [2 favorites]

The E line? The Jamaicaway.
posted by maryr at 12:44 PM on March 16, 2015

Solving the Jamaicaway automatically makes you Mayor for Life of Boston.
posted by backseatpilot at 12:47 PM on March 16, 2015

And all I got was this Emerald Necklace...
posted by maryr at 12:51 PM on March 16, 2015

They call it the J-Way because you have to have smoked one if you wanna try your luck driving that road.

Bonus points for passing lane: +50
in the rain +60
posted by not_on_display at 1:18 PM on March 16, 2015

I can't make JP on weeknights, sadly. I need an hour and full hit points to make the journey.
posted by Metroid Baby at 1:25 PM on March 16, 2015

I'd prefer to go to Joe Sent Me, given that it's on my side of the Charles and downtown, but if outvoted I'd be fine with trying to get to JP.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 1:30 PM on March 16, 2015

(I actually don't mind the Jamaicaway as long as it's not rush hour - it's just not a big enough road for the traffic it receives. It's Soldiers Field Road in Allston that I fuck up every time I drive on it. Stupid weird IHOP island strip thing.)
posted by maryr at 1:37 PM on March 16, 2015

If this is a recurring event, I think it's a nice idea as its own thing, but as a substitute for our standing JSM event, well, it would be easier to go to actual Jamaica.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 3:53 PM on March 16, 2015

In Jamaica Plain did Kublai Khan a stately pleasure dome decree...
posted by DiscourseMarker at 4:33 PM on March 16, 2015

Wait, hold up. The place in JP has poutine. And a burger with mac and cheese on it. And something called "dueling cheese."

I still wouldn't be able to make it, but I'm intrigued by the cheesy options.
posted by Metroid Baby at 7:22 PM on March 16, 2015

I'm interested in going there this week, but all for keeping Joe Sent Me as our regular venue otherwise.
posted by not_on_display at 12:18 AM on March 17, 2015

I would be willing to try to find this place on a weekend during the day (because cheese!), but as a nonnative New Englander, driving into the bowels of JP on a weeknight sounds terrifying.
posted by DiscourseMarker at 12:21 PM on March 17, 2015

So is this a regularly scheduled thing? Or like a whenever-someone's-in-the-mood-to-schedule-it thing? I'm not here now, but I'm moving to Boston (well, Newton) in the middle of April and I want to make sure I catch the next one I'm around for.
posted by nebulawindphone at 3:07 PM on March 17, 2015

In theory it's an every-two-weeks thing. Recently, between the holidays and the snowpocalypse, it's been less than regular.
posted by firechicago at 3:24 PM on March 17, 2015 [1 favorite]

nebulawindphone - Parking was terrible in Jan/Feb, but since the snow is melting rapidly, it should be relatively more regular from here on out. We're usually at this location because most of us live north of the river (there is a particularly strong Somerville contingent). You should definitely join us some time soon! If you have a car parking's pretty easy. If you do not have a car, it is significantly less convenient, but not might not be so bad depending on where you work, etc.
posted by maryr at 3:36 PM on March 17, 2015 [1 favorite]

Let's stick to Cambridge this week and maybe consider JP another time soon? Maybe when Learned League has been running again for more than 12 hours? (I think that's a regularly occuring LL event, I think a LLama hosts)
posted by maryr at 3:36 PM on March 17, 2015

I'll try to make it, but may not be able to leave work in time. JP is def too far for me on a weeknight.
posted by maryrussell at 4:11 PM on March 17, 2015

I'm not likely to make it - I've got some sort of nasty bug. If I somehow feel significantly better by tonight I'll go, but that's not looking likely.
posted by Metroid Baby at 6:37 AM on March 18, 2015

I'm fine with postponing the invasion of Jamaica Plain until we have enough munitions and morale to take what is rightfully ours -- The Trivia Crown! HUZZAH!

And, nebulawindphone: if you are moving to Newton, or wherever you are moving to, the best way to get to our usual haunt in Cambridge is to take the subway/MBTA/The "T" Red Line to either Harvard station or Alewife station, and then a 10-minute bus-ride from either of those stops. It's really not that inconvenient at all. The more, the beerier! GoogleMaps is extremely helpful.
posted by not_on_display at 10:01 AM on March 18, 2015

It's also a ten-minute walk from the Davis stop if you prefer walking to riding a bus (as I usually do). Go out the exit on the right, go through the park, and follow the bike path until you hit Mass Ave. It's a really pleasant walk when it's not twenty degrees out.
posted by Metroid Baby at 11:19 AM on March 18, 2015

Awesome! I'll try to make it for April.
posted by nebulawindphone at 1:10 PM on March 18, 2015

when it's not twenty degrees out

posted by DiscourseMarker at 1:49 PM on March 18, 2015 [1 favorite]

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