gomichild sayonara meetup
posted January 21, 2011 4:53 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun February 6 at 11:00 AM, Tokyo Sea Life Park
Japan, Tokyo Edogawa臨海町6丁目2 (Map & Directions)
Small human & I are leaving for Cairns at the end of February - would love to catch up before we move on Feb 12 or 13. Probably afternoon and outside is better - maybe a picnic in Yoyogi park? Alternatively grabbing nikuman and gyoza in Chukagai, Yokohama and running wildly around Yamashita koen is fun too.
posted by gomichild to Meetup (36 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

WHAAA? You're leaving Japan! Aww, gomichild, I always figured you for a long-termer! Well, heck! Anyway, yeah, a meetup for sure, I say!

But, um... outside in February? I dunno... I'm less of a "yeah! this is bracing!" type of person and more of a "good god, it's f-f-f-f-fuggin COLD!" type of person... And as far as Yokohama, that'd be a stretch for me. I've got a gig Sunday night in Tokyo, so keeping things in Tokyo would be aces.

Available days for me are: Feb 1, 4-6 or 11.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:59 PM on January 21, 2011

Well I have been here more than 14 years, isn't that long enough?

I'm ok with Tokyo - but will have to think harder about where to go because we currently are not able to sit in one place for more than 5 minutes!
posted by gomichild at 8:49 PM on January 21, 2011

I'd definitely like to come, although I'm sorry to hear you're leaving. I'm free on the sixth, or afternoonish on the fifth. I'd also be more into an inside thing, if it's doable.
posted by Ghidorah at 1:48 AM on January 22, 2011

Just got a IRL reminder about this! I'm surprised and sad to hear you're leaving, gomichild. I definitely want to say goodbye before you go. I can do Jan 30 or 31 or Feb 6 and 11 for weekends/holidays. If flapjax can do Feb 1, and others are up for a weekday meetup, I'll try to make it. I can't do Feb 4 or 5.

As for the place... it's been a long time since I lived with a toddler, so I've conveniently forgotten what it's like to have to chase one around. And since you're leaving so soon, I thought maybe you'd like to choose where you'd like to do this. I... I'll brave the cold... I'm a soccer mom, after all...
posted by misozaki at 2:08 AM on January 22, 2011

OK let's make it Feb 6 - and I'm working on the location!
posted by gomichild at 6:34 PM on January 24, 2011

Cool, count me in for the 6th.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:31 AM on January 26, 2011

I'm in for the 6th, hopefully Tokyo-ish, but I can go further afield.
posted by Ghidorah at 7:18 PM on January 28, 2011

OK how about we meet at Tokyo Station at 11:00am, pick up bento, and take a 15 min train ride to the (mostly inside) Tokyo Sea Life Park?

The "huge donut-shaped tank (2,200t), where bluefin tunas swim around freely" sounds cool. And the huge glass atrium!
posted by gomichild at 9:17 PM on January 28, 2011

That sounds fantastic. I've wanted to check out some of the aquariums here for a while.
posted by Ghidorah at 10:22 PM on January 28, 2011

I'll be there! My son might come along, too, depending on his bukatsu soccer practice that day. Now that he's officially learning English at school, he's wondering if it's possible to actually, you know, communicate with what he's learned so far.
posted by misozaki at 10:41 PM on January 28, 2011


Meet outside Yaesu South Ticket Gate at 11:00am.

We will get bento and then get on the Keiyo line to the aquarium!

I can be texted at gomichild@gmail.com anytime.
posted by gomichild at 3:43 PM on January 29, 2011

Ooops forgot to link to a map of Tokyo station - Map
posted by gomichild at 4:28 PM on January 29, 2011

If anyone is interested, you can get some pretty nice bento lunches inside the station. There's a new-ish shop/bento area called Tokyo Gransta on the basement floor (under the main concourse, same level as where you come out from the Sobu/Yokosuka lines. They have some pretty good food, even Thai food bentos. Highly recommended.

Kasai is actually closer to me than Tokyo, so I might just meet you all at Kasairinkaikoen Station.
posted by Ghidorah at 4:41 PM on January 29, 2011

No worries Ghidorah we can easily meet you at Kasairinkaikoen Station. Ta for the bento link!
posted by gomichild at 5:01 PM on January 29, 2011

If I can 'get away', I'll try and get down there, too; I've never had a chance to see that place yet ... (Although Sunday mid-day at a popular public aquarium is going to be hairy, for sure!)
posted by woodblock100 at 3:17 AM on January 30, 2011

Hope to be there with the brood but can't say until later. Sorry to hear Gomichild is leaving :~(
posted by gen at 9:10 AM on February 1, 2011

Been there before in the summer and it's quite busy. I think it won't be too crowded in the winter. If we go, we'll probably drive (so would meet you at the aquarium).
posted by gen at 9:11 AM on February 1, 2011

Hope to see you both woodblock100 & gen!
posted by gomichild at 2:38 PM on February 1, 2011

I'll be there, Yaesu South Ticket Gate at 11:00am, with a horned viking helmet on my head and rainbow-colored platform heels on my feet. And you'll recognize me by the electric hot pink sousaphone I'll be blowing.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:25 PM on February 1, 2011

Do you think that's sensible flapjax? I'm a bit concerned you'll blend in.
posted by gomichild at 6:24 PM on February 1, 2011

OK, the beige sousaphone, then.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:58 PM on February 1, 2011

OK, I'm in (I think). I have an appointment in Urayasu later in the day, so this will be a great chance to kill two birds ...

But if I'm not there at Yaesu, don't 'wait up' for me; I'll meet you at the tuna tank ... or someplace out there. The sousaphone shouldn't be hard to find .~.~
posted by woodblock100 at 10:57 PM on February 4, 2011

We're in too. We'll be going by car, so we'll meet you there. Is the plan to eat lunch in the park before the aquarium? Do we have an idea of where we'll meet? 11:30 ish?
posted by gen at 3:57 AM on February 5, 2011

Yeah the plan is to eat lunch and then wander around in the aquarium. I'll memail you my number just in case.
posted by gomichild at 5:11 AM on February 5, 2011

Looking forward to it. Looks like Mrs. Flapjax will be in attendance as well.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:15 AM on February 5, 2011

Thanks for the fun afternoon guys! Lovely to see you!
posted by gomichild at 1:57 AM on February 6, 2011

Yeah, it was great to see everyone! I'll post some pix soon!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:12 AM on February 6, 2011

It was great to meet some new folks, and to see Woodblock again. We should definitely do these more often.
posted by Ghidorah at 2:38 AM on February 6, 2011

Had fun! Yes, let's do these more often!
posted by misozaki at 2:52 AM on February 6, 2011

Sheesh, am I the last one home? (Sorry to run away a bit early today - I ended up being bang on time for my next appointment in Urayasu ...)

Great choice of place today; I'm headed back there for sure! (Although probably not on a Sunday afternoon next time ~)

Looking forward to next time!
posted by woodblock100 at 5:44 AM on February 6, 2011

Photos please!
posted by terrapin at 1:37 PM on February 7, 2011

posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:10 PM on February 7, 2011

Oh, hey, thanks for the photos! We look great!
posted by misozaki at 8:13 PM on February 8, 2011

Well, everyone else does... I'm not usually so scowly. I was looking at the sun! It was really bright! I was deep in thought! I'd just smelt that which someone had dealt!

Photography and I don't mix well.
posted by Ghidorah at 12:20 AM on February 9, 2011

Scowly? No way! You were just engrossed in the deep and engaging conversation that characterized this meetup, man! I think we were discussing new developments in particle physics at that point? Or was it 7th century Chinese history? Well, anyway...
posted by flapjax at midnite at 12:44 AM on February 9, 2011

It was Wittgenstein. Definitely Wittgenstein, over a game of backgammon.
posted by Ghidorah at 1:40 AM on February 9, 2011

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