I'm goin' back to New York City, I do believe I've had e-nough!
posted December 8, 2010 10:20 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Wed December 29 at 8:00 PM, Manitoba's
99 Avenue B, New York, NY, USA (Map & Directions)
In town visiting, would love to see everybody. Punk rock, air hockey, and possibly dumplings beforehand : just like old times!
posted by Afroblanco to Meetup (46 comments total)

Yay! Welcome back. Are you all vegan and crunchy now?
posted by CunningLinguist at 11:16 AM on December 8, 2010


Oh man, Butthole Surfers concert that night. WHY ARE YOU MAKING ME CHOOSE
posted by Eideteker at 11:23 AM on December 8, 2010


CunningLinguist : dear god no. If anything, SF has reinforced my non-crunchitude. NYC beat it out of me ;)

Eideteker : does the concert last all night?
posted by Afroblanco at 11:26 AM on December 8, 2010


He's lying. The last time I saw Afroblanco at a meetup, he'd brought his own vegan, organic burrito and pissed off the bartender by asking lots of questions about the hops used in the beer on tap. Then he insisted that we all try his gluten-free, refined sugar-free carob cookies.
posted by rtha at 11:39 AM on December 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


As long as there's no yoga.
posted by CunningLinguist at 11:57 AM on December 8, 2010


It's kinda hilarious, actually. Up until I moved to NYC, I was like the biggest hippie ever. I'll never forget walking through Golden Gate Park for the first time. Passing by the big drum circle on Hippie Hill, I thought to myself, "If I'd moved here after college instead of NYC, my life would be very different right now..."
posted by Afroblanco at 12:14 PM on December 8, 2010


Yaaaaaaay!!!
posted by the young rope-rider at 3:23 PM on December 8, 2010


I will be in Florida! Have fun!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:30 AM on December 9, 2010


I will have been in Baltimore and not sure whether I'm driving back on the Thursday or the Friday, yet. If it's the former, then I will definitely show!
posted by gaspode at 6:45 AM on December 9, 2010


I will be back from Cali and will try to make this one!
posted by TrishaLynn at 10:01 AM on December 10, 2010


I will come meet you!
posted by functionequalsform at 12:37 PM on December 10, 2010


Mom's picked that night for (immediate) family Christmas, so it looks like I'll have to pass. =(
posted by Eideteker at 6:45 AM on December 11, 2010


Damn, I fly back to London on the 30th, so I'll have to give this one a miss.
posted by essexjan at 9:47 AM on December 11, 2010


I will still be in PA then :(
posted by spec80 at 1:33 PM on December 11, 2010


Hey all! Whew -- good thing we're planning this weeks in advance! Looks like the 30th isn't going to work out. Would it be alright if we did this on the 29th instead?
posted by Afroblanco at 10:11 PM on December 12, 2010


Oh sweet!
posted by Eideteker at 1:54 PM on December 14, 2010


I will come quite possibly!
posted by sweetkid at 7:50 PM on December 19, 2010


Oh! And I should mention -- I'll actually be in town from 12/25 to 01/02. So even if you can't make it to the meetup, shoot me a MeMail and we can hang out! The whole purpose of this visit is to hang out w/ folks and do fun stuff, so I'd be totally down for a random lunch/dinner/coffee/drinks/air hockey/museum visit/whatever.

Hope to see you all soon!
posted by Afroblanco at 10:17 PM on December 19, 2010


Doing a "maybe" right now, as I've been working in New Jersey for the past year and the commute has been slaying my sleep cycle and I have no idea whether I will even be ALERT on the 29th.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 10:06 PM on December 21, 2010


Well, it looks as if I might make it to the meetup, if other plans pan out too.
posted by essexjan at 6:26 PM on December 24, 2010


I will not be able to make it due to the death of my last living grandparent and the ensuing fugue state.
posted by miss-lapin at 8:22 PM on December 24, 2010


Completely out now due to the snowpocalypse. My flight gets in at/around 10:00 pm and after 12 hours of straight travel, I'm just going to want to go home. Sorry, 'blanco!
posted by TrishaLynn at 10:07 AM on December 28, 2010


miss-lapin : you and your family have my condolences
posted by Afroblanco at 3:25 PM on December 28, 2010


I had to return early to the UK, as I couldn't get to New York from Ohio.
posted by essexjan at 3:51 PM on December 28, 2010


Really? Only three people coming? COME ON NEW YORK, I need this.
posted by Eideteker at 12:13 PM on December 29, 2010


It's been a rough week.
posted by CunningLinguist at 12:24 PM on December 29, 2010


That's why I need it. =(
posted by Eideteker at 12:29 PM on December 29, 2010


My sister -in-law had a breakup and now we won't be back until Dec 30
posted by the young rope-rider at 12:34 PM on December 29, 2010


Yeah, I'm hoping some of those "maybes" will turn into "yesses", but either way we'll have a good time.
posted by Afroblanco at 1:09 PM on December 29, 2010


Remeber folks - fare hike tomorrow! Mingle with the MeFites while the going's still good!
posted by Smart Dalek at 1:21 PM on December 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


I get out of work at 6 - will anyone be at Manitoba before 8pm?
posted by oh yeah! at 2:01 PM on December 29, 2010


I'm meeting a buddy at Vanessa's for dumplings around 6:30, so we could make it to Manitoba's somewhere around 7:30. Will you be there?
posted by Afroblanco at 2:30 PM on December 29, 2010


Hopefully will be there, if the snowdrifts & slush puddles don't suck away my life-force. Where is Vanessa's? (not to intrude on tour dinner, if it's on my way towards Manitoba's I can get myself something to go)
posted by oh yeah! at 2:52 PM on December 29, 2010


Okay, turns out I'm definitely free tonight! I am new-ish to NYC and will happily adventure to wherever people are.
posted by dreamyshade at 2:52 PM on December 29, 2010


Probably best just to meet at Manitoba's -- turns out I'll probably make it at 8PM sharp. Looking forward to seeing you all there!
posted by Afroblanco at 3:18 PM on December 29, 2010


Ok, I'm at Manitoba's - one of 3 patrons, and the only girl, so, anyone who doesn't know me already should spot me easily enough :-)
posted by oh yeah! at 4:23 PM on December 29, 2010


Hey I just noticed this thread and decided to go to my FIRST EVAR MeFi meetup. If you see a dude with a black leather jacket and a big red scarf walk in, about 30-40min from now, give a little wave so I know who's who.
posted by Grimp0teuthis at 4:28 PM on December 29, 2010


I'm on my way in about 5.
posted by Eideteker at 4:29 PM on December 29, 2010


Aaaargh, stuck in Florida. Til next time, friends.
posted by functionequalsform at 4:48 PM on December 29, 2010


Heading out now; should be there in 30 minutes or so! I will look for girls and red scarves.
posted by dreamyshade at 5:21 PM on December 29, 2010


Crap. Am dug in on a writing deadline.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 5:55 PM on December 29, 2010


Working the storm just knocked me out. Sorry Afroblanco.
posted by CunningLinguist at 6:08 PM on December 29, 2010


Dear god I had an amazing time. I love you all. My body is in SF, but my soul is in NYC; it is a question that will someday need to be addressed. In the meantime, I wish you the best! We'll always have Manitoba's...
posted by Afroblanco at 10:13 PM on December 29, 2010


I'm really sorry I missed this, Afroblanco - you are one of the MeFites I would LOVE to meet and our ships have passed in the night several times, with me just missing meetups where you've been. One day, though, one day ...
posted by essexjan at 2:13 AM on December 30, 2010


Smarty Dalek (ACE) - Remeber folks - fare hike tomorrow! Mingle with the MeFites while the going's still good!

Man, sorry I flaked on this. Hope it was fun!
posted by Skygazer at 1:20 PM on December 30, 2010


Yeah, I need to meet you and complete my *gazer collection (met Navel- after the Sanity Rally). Unflake thyself!
posted by Eideteker at 1:49 PM on December 30, 2010



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