Let's show Scalefree a good time!
posted November 30, 2010 9:32 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun December 12 at 5:00 PM, Standard Tap
901 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA, USA (Map & Directions)
If you are unaware of Scalefree's situation, you can check out his Askme question, and my subsequent Metalk post. Let's head to the Standard Tap sometime soon to show him a merry time!
The date has not been settled, but scalefree really likes the Standard Tap, so I think that'd be fun. I think we're settled on December 12th, but the time is still up in the air. Let me know what works for you!

Please note that by attending you are not bound to donate or buy anyone else a beer.
posted by two lights above the sea to Meetup (30 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

My last night in Philadelphia in Dec 14th. So some night before then would be wonderful. But don't plan around me.
posted by 256 at 9:41 AM on November 30, 2010

I can do Sunday the 12th! Is that good?
posted by two lights above the sea at 9:45 AM on November 30, 2010

Sunday would work for me, and it's close enough that I would probably rememebr to show up.
posted by piratebowling at 9:53 AM on November 30, 2010

Haha, I said Standard Tap. But your idea's good too. :)
posted by scalefree at 10:37 AM on November 30, 2010

I like Standard Tap. I haven't been there in forever.
posted by supercres at 11:12 AM on November 30, 2010

I'd be interested. The 12th would be fine for me.
posted by Deathalicious at 12:34 PM on November 30, 2010

If it's not on a Monday or a Wednesday I might be able to visit from NYC.
posted by the young rope-rider at 12:36 PM on November 30, 2010

OOps! I'm sorry scalefree. It is fixed now!
posted by two lights above the sea at 2:00 PM on November 30, 2010

I'd like to attend, depending on the date and time.
posted by daikon at 6:02 PM on November 30, 2010

I'd also like to attend, depending on date. Long-time MeFite, first-time Philly-meetup-er.
posted by The Michael The at 4:12 AM on December 1, 2010

I'd be interested- 12th would be fine, with a slight preference for daylight hours.
posted by tangaroo at 7:58 AM on December 1, 2010

Is the 12th OK for most people? Time? I see one preference for daylight, but not much else. I'll put it in at 5pm temporarily, and you can decide as we get closer.
posted by two lights above the sea at 9:17 AM on December 1, 2010

Yes - the 12th is good for me. I have something else planned earlier in the day so 5 PM works for me. I've answered as a maybe, but am pretty sure I can make it.
posted by daikon at 6:00 PM on December 1, 2010

I dunno, it's pretty dark at 5 pm, but yeah, put me firmly in the 'maybe' camp for early-like.
posted by fixedgear at 4:37 PM on December 2, 2010

If earlier (and daylight) works better for people, I'm fine with that. I could get there by 4 PM.
posted by daikon at 7:06 PM on December 2, 2010

Later (5-6ish) works better for me, so put my vote in for that.
posted by The Michael The at 7:08 PM on December 2, 2010

Any time on Sunday the 12th would be good for me. I'll bring eggnog cake and "HELLO, MY SCREEN NAME IS _____" badges (okay, I'll probably just bring myself).
posted by julthumbscrew at 9:00 PM on December 2, 2010

It seems we're pretty split between early and late, though I'm not sure how "early" a lot of folks would like. Standard Tap opens at 11am that day, so we have plenty of room there.

If most people who prefer later would be able to work with 4pm, and those who preferred daylight hours are fine with that, maybe that'd be a nice compromise? I know the sun sets around 4:30 these days. Thoughts?
posted by two lights above the sea at 10:18 AM on December 3, 2010

In order to accommodate everybody's schedule I will be there both early and late. Basically I just plan to let people buy me drinks until I can't stand up anymore, at which point I stagger off to my aunt's house in the suburbs. Sounds like a plan?
posted by scalefree at 11:22 AM on December 4, 2010

I've never been to Standard Tap (so don't know if it's a large place) and have never met any mefites. How will we find each other, especially if we're arriving at different times?
posted by daikon at 5:58 PM on December 7, 2010

Daikon: I was wondering the same thing! We COULD whip up "HELLO, MY SCREEN NAME IS _____" badges... hee hee.
posted by julthumbscrew at 7:14 AM on December 8, 2010

There are two levels. The upstairs is smaller and will be easier to find each other. I suggest a table there.
posted by supercres at 12:53 PM on December 9, 2010

Ugh... I'm out, guys. Last Sunday (ironically enough, while heading to the city to meet an out-of-town Mefite), I was rear-ended... twice (OtherDriver's first attempt to flee the scene after the accident was NOT as successful as her second. Quoth my five year-old: "That other driver was an ASSHOLE!"). Therefore, I am without my own wheels for the time being. Hopefully by the time of the next Phila. gathering I'll be back on the road...
posted by julthumbscrew at 5:56 PM on December 11, 2010

Does anyone have any definite plans on a time today, or are we all still maybes? I've been dealing with a crazy stomach illness, and I'm having a bad day. If people are for sure going at a certain time, let me know. I can stop by, but I dont think I'll be drinking or eating. If we think another day would be best for everyone, that's fine too!
posted by two lights above the sea at 9:30 AM on December 12, 2010

So, so sick. Sorry folks, but you do not want to be anywhere near the junk rattling around in my airways.
posted by desuetude at 11:30 AM on December 12, 2010

I also need to bow out...you don't want to know but I am also ill.

Scalefree, you have a comfortable futon and some free meals and beer if you ever want to come visit us here in Brooklyn. I live with a couple of other mefites (and some civilians) and we'd be happy to have you.
posted by the young rope-rider at 12:15 PM on December 12, 2010

Heh. Well, I showed up at least. I was witty & charming, more handsome than I expected & even, dare I say, sexy. We bonded instantly & I felt as if I'd known myself all my life. Stories were told, secrets shared & plans hatched. Alas I neglected to take pictures of the event (as is the custom) but it's just as well, I tend to shy away from cameras. I look forward to doing it again soon, perhaps with someone more than just myself next time.

Seriously though, it's OK. Though you could have not all waited until I'd already left for downtown before posting. Get better everyone & I'll see you soon.
posted by scalefree at 8:18 PM on December 12, 2010

Sorry we didn't make it. My wife and I were both sick as dogs (and still are).
posted by Deathalicious at 7:37 AM on December 13, 2010

I'm so sorry, Scalefree! I posted around 12:30 and memailed you yesterday around 1:30pm... Was that too early? I feel partly responsible because I arranged this, but I'm (gross ahead) literally not digesting my food properly (or at all), and yesterday I was having a really bad day of it. I'll buy you a beer next time we have a meet up! Hope things are going well for you. Sorry again!!
posted by two lights above the sea at 9:35 AM on December 13, 2010

I'm not mad at anybody, I actually had a good time getting out & about town. Stopped off in Chinatown & got the makings of a nice Pho & also beef salad, so my tummy will be happy this week. It was just bad luck, not maliciousness or anything. Just try to keep in mind for future events that not everybody has a neural implant yet, some of us need a little lead time in our notifications*. As they say, forward not backward; upward not forward; and always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom.

*Void where prohibited. Offer does not apply in Arkansas or Duluth, MN, or if you come down with the trots at the last minute.
posted by scalefree at 10:38 AM on December 13, 2010

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