I'm moving to Stockholm!
posted December 2, 2017 6:51 PM   RSS

Känna känna! I'm moving to Stockholm on January 20th. How about we put together a fika or something the last week of January? I'll be a bit south of the city but happy to travel for a meet up. Any interest?
posted by Bella Donna to Proposed (18 comments total)

O hai future Swede-to-be! Welcome to the land of knäckemacka and winter depressions! Irl mefimeetup sounds fun and scary and nice, I'd be interested ^^
posted by Dee Grim at 12:15 AM on December 3, 2017

Yay! I hope this time it will work out, we've had a dismal record of meetup attempts here. January is still within the range of new-year resolutions being upheld, so chances are good!
posted by meijusa at 12:57 AM on December 3, 2017

Perfect! I was talking to Eko who is new in Sweden so I will get hen into this thread as well. Fab!
posted by Iteki at 2:27 AM on December 3, 2017 [1 favorite]

I’m so happy people are into it! It’s also nice to be moving back to a country that uses hen! I am bringing a light box with me so I am ready for the gloom. Where should we meet? There is a thrift store with a coffee shop that I kind of like; I’m also a fan of fusty fika places with old furniture but they are pretty pricey. Also like Bio Rio at Hornstull. I’ll be coming from Bredäng; where’s everybody else located? What kind of place is good for a meet up?
posted by Bella Donna at 8:38 AM on December 3, 2017

Dee Grim, I just listened to A Legacy Denied. Really enjoyed it. Don't be scared. I bet everyone is nice in a good, not boring way. Personally, I'm a gregarious introvert. I like to meet new people, and I'm chatty but then I have to go home and curl up in a ball alone for several hours to recover.
posted by Bella Donna at 9:58 AM on December 3, 2017

Welcome to Stockholm then.
Would gladly partake in a meetup too.
its been a while - once we had one at my son’s restaurant - Babajan - its still there at Katarina Bangata 75 (www.babajan.com) but open for any other suggested venues as I cook the lunches there. can get anywhere on my electric bike unless there’s a half metre of snow.
posted by jan murray at 2:13 PM on December 3, 2017

Yay! Where in Stockholm doesn't matter much for me, public transport get's me anywhere.
posted by rpn at 4:33 AM on December 4, 2017

End of January is a good time - Knut is past, and sportlov not yet on. Looking forward to meetup! May even start lurking regularly again :)
posted by froghopper at 12:55 AM on December 5, 2017

I am 100% in, only constraints are:
* My spouse is flying to Sweden on Jan 26th, she would be interested in a meetup but the first few days will be unpacking chaos
* We are an hour train from Stockholm so can't get there on a weeknight before 1830 and need to leave for home by 2130
By then I will have been three months in Sweden, will be good to hear everyone's experiences... thanks for getting this started!
posted by anthill at 2:28 AM on December 11, 2017

Ok, It's starting to look like the last proposed meetups where it all start to just fade away before a date is even set :). We need a concrete suggestion, at least for a date to start with (deciding on a place is easier I think). anthill suggested a few days after the 26th, so a day in the beginning of February? Personally it doesn't matter if it's during the week or on a weekday.
posted by rpn at 12:20 PM on January 10, 2018

Yeah, swedish-mefitest thread ever! Sounds like anthill (who I meant when I said eko, Jesus) is the one with the most variables that need to be maneuvered around, so I’m gonna ask hen to pick a few dates and times that work and we can link to a doodle for it.

I am gonna suggest we stay close enough to central station that anthill gets maximized hang-out time and no stress to and from train. If we’re meeting around six thirty then perhaps a place that serves food is a good idea. The floor is open for suggestions (unless people feel they’ll feed en route and we just hit a bar or café).
posted by Iteki at 4:31 AM on January 13, 2018

I will gladly throw out some dates, but no need to cater to me - I'm pretty keen and can make it work. Locations in Södermalm are also fine, biking/walking further is worth it for a cool place (thrift store with a coffee shop sounds neat!). I don't have a good sense of what opening hours to expect from places though...

How about (doodle poll):
* Wed Feb 7th, 19-2100?
* Thursday or Friday same?
* Sat Feb 10th, morning, afternoon, or night?

posted by anthill at 4:53 AM on January 14, 2018 [1 favorite]

Wednesday and Friday leading slightly! I should mention you don’t need a login to say what date works for you :)
posted by Iteki at 8:49 AM on January 20, 2018 [1 favorite]

So Iteki, meijusa (and anyone else who pings the poll), what venue would you suggest? If there are less than six of us, can we get a spot there Friday night or should we say Wednesday?
posted by anthill at 7:00 AM on January 25, 2018

Let’s say Wednesday, seven (I will be along a quarter past) and let’s say Vapiano in Skrapan. Super unexciting but has food and drink optiobs for everyone and a wide price span. First person to arrive can Take a decent size table and post in here.
posted by Iteki at 6:11 AM on February 2, 2018 [1 favorite]

Do we update this with the time and date or how does it work?
posted by Iteki at 6:12 AM on February 2, 2018

Ok, I’ll leg-wrestle with my mefite sambo about who stays at home with the kids and who can show up. I’ll check how to post it as definite, perhaps non-thread-polling Stockholmers get notified again and can join up.

After this dearth of mefi irl meetups in Stockholm, I have half a mind to swing to the other extreme and say we designate, say, first Wednesday of the month at 7pm at $place, put up a little mefi sign, and whoever shows up, shows up.
posted by meijusa at 10:24 AM on February 2, 2018

I'll just go ahead and post it as confirmed now.
posted by meijusa at 10:32 AM on February 2, 2018 [1 favorite]

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