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posted October 6, 2015 11:58 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat November 7 at 4:00 PM, My Parents' Basement
22 N Avondale Rd, Avondale Estates, GA, USA (Map & Directions)
My Parents' Basement (bar in Avondale with food and comics!), Saturday, 11/7, 4p.
I have moved and settled in to Atlanta and now want to meet some of y'all. I am in Fulton, but would be down to meet wherever. Maybe drinks and some snacks at Krog Street Market? Maybe seeing the free exhibit at the High Museum on Fridays? Maybe something I don't even know about because I am new in town? Yes yes okay.

Editing: My Parents' Basement, proposed for weekend of 10/24 or 11/7.
Editing 2: MPB confirmed for Saturday, 11/7, at 1600! Bring your friend('s dog) or your dog('s friends).
posted by quadrilaterals to Meetup (34 comments total)

I'd be interested. In any of those things.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 4:28 AM on October 7, 2015 [1 favorite]

Hi! I moved here a couple years ago, and really dig the city. I'm up for pretty much anything.
posted by polywomp at 6:45 AM on October 7, 2015

I'm also interested. It's been too long since I've been to an Atlanta MeFi meetup.
posted by hydropsyche at 8:23 AM on October 7, 2015

Yes, please, depending on time and place.
posted by needlegrrl at 8:40 AM on October 7, 2015

Let's do it!
posted by a hat out of hell at 9:40 AM on October 7, 2015

Sure as long as it doesn't involve trying to park near Krog Market on a weekend. Welcome to the ATL! (i'm in Grant Park)
posted by softlord at 12:53 PM on October 7, 2015

er... in the neighborhood, not in the actual park.
posted by softlord at 12:54 PM on October 7, 2015

I'm in depending on when and where!
posted by toomuchpete at 10:37 PM on October 7, 2015

I'm here, could maybe bring one more mefite, could also bring wife and 19 month old (depending on time/place).

I appreciate the less trafficy/parky-problematic things.
posted by RolandOfEld at 5:34 AM on October 9, 2015

Yeah, I work downtown and live in Decatur so I'm down for most things.
posted by Medieval Maven at 7:26 AM on October 9, 2015

I would love to come as I just moved here last year. However, I do have a big exam coming up at the end of the month so I might not be able to take time out of studying to come to the meetup.
posted by LizBoBiz at 7:32 AM on October 9, 2015

My wife and I live in Conyers but would love to meet up in Decatur. We're there every Thursday night for tai chi class which lasts until 7:15pm but would be free afterwards. We can make it back in to town most other weeknights by 6pm.

Lately we've been eating at Green Ginger and The Corner Pub, both of which have ample parking. We've been wanting to try My Parents' Basement in Avondale Estates, just a quick ride from Decatur proper. There are a ton of good places to eat / meet up in that area, though. We had a meetup a few years back at Twain's which was a lot of fun.
posted by ralan at 12:27 PM on October 12, 2015

I'm into meeting up in Decatur! I work until 8pm Tues-Friday (and 9-5 on Saturday) but beyond that I'm wide open!
posted by masquesoporfavor at 9:20 AM on October 15, 2015

Meeting in Decatur sounds fun! I'm in and out of town over the next month, but would love to come if I'm in town.

I've been wanting to try MPB as well, but the AJC didn't have great things to say about the food there.
posted by needlegrrl at 3:55 PM on October 18, 2015 [1 favorite]

Let's do MPB! I heard the same about the food, but they have a ton of nice looking $5 beers. Also, comics.

This weekend would work for me, or the first weekend in November. Thoughts?
posted by quadrilaterals at 8:10 AM on October 19, 2015

Either of those dates work for us. Early afternoon would be better, but most any time will work.
posted by ralan at 8:31 AM on October 19, 2015

I went to MPB a few weeks ago and it was really fun! A long drive for me, but I will try to make it.
posted by autolykos at 8:31 AM on October 19, 2015

I vote for 11/7
posted by a hat out of hell at 9:58 AM on October 19, 2015

I also vote for 11/7
posted by LizBoBiz at 7:01 AM on October 20, 2015

I'm not sure whether or not we'll be in town 11/7 - definitely can't make this weekend. if we're around, I'll try to come!
posted by needlegrrl at 8:06 AM on October 21, 2015

Bummer! I will be very far away on 11/7. Next time, future friends!
posted by toomuchpete at 1:58 PM on October 21, 2015

Hey toomuchpete, your'e friends with my friend chris deleon!
posted by softlord at 10:31 AM on October 23, 2015

Just realized I'll have to pass. Wife is having LASIK done at Emory the day before, no way I'll be free to mingle. Sorry folks.
posted by RolandOfEld at 7:55 PM on October 27, 2015

Just bring her. Its not like she needs to rest or anything, right? Eyes aren't that important.
posted by LizBoBiz at 6:07 AM on October 29, 2015 [1 favorite]

Excited for this! I'm heading to Atlanta Veg Fest beforehand, and wanted to see if any MeFites might be interested in that as well.
posted by quadrilaterals at 7:01 AM on November 2, 2015

So I've never been to a meet-up before. How will I know who you people are?
posted by LizBoBiz at 7:53 AM on November 6, 2015

At one of the meet-ups I went to (Twain's in Decatur) I wandered around until I saw someone in a MetaFilter t-shirt, and walked up and introduced myself. In retrospect, it would have been pretty funny if that person had just been there independently...

This place doesn't look very big, so I guess maybe just look for the group of people who appear to be somewhat awkwardly looking around for other people? I have a MetaFilter t-shirt, so I'll wear that. My wife and I are habitually early to everything, so maybe we'll get there first and people can just find us.

You can also look at my profile, I have a recent-ish picture of myself there. I still look pretty much the same: short, fat, brown hair, glasses, beard. My wife has red hair and purple cat's eye glasses.
posted by ralan at 10:17 AM on November 6, 2015

oh, good points, all.
I have short, curly brown hair, cat's eye glasses, and will invariably be late and sort of frantic looking.
alternately, memail me and i'll reply with my phone number/email/whatever.
posted by quadrilaterals at 2:01 PM on November 6, 2015

Everybody in our house is sick, so I'm pretty sure we're not going to make it. Very sorry to miss it, and I still haven't been to MPB, so I was looking forward to that, too.
posted by hydropsyche at 5:14 AM on November 7, 2015

Everybody in our house is sick, so I'm pretty sure we're not going to make it.

Nonsense.. just chug some Dayquil or Theraflu and you'll be good to go - at least for long enough to make the meetup. Then you can go home and crash until Monday morning.
posted by ralan at 9:45 AM on November 7, 2015

I'm here, inside. Wearing a MetaFilter t-shirt.
posted by ralan at 12:58 PM on November 7, 2015

Thanks to everyone who came out. It was great meeting everyone. I really hope we can do this again soon. I enjoyed the company and the location.
posted by ralan at 4:10 PM on November 7, 2015 [2 favorites]

It was really cool to meet everyone!
posted by LizBoBiz at 5:57 AM on November 8, 2015 [2 favorites]

I'm really sad i didn't make this (ended up being out of town)

Any interest in scheduling something more regularly? Seems like there are more MeFites here than when last we tried...

I would suggest Manuels (home of all things meetup) But they're gonna be closed for renovations shortly.
posted by softlord at 4:00 PM on December 5, 2015

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