Austin February meetup
posted February 7, 2011 8:43 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat February 19 at 2:00 PM, Dog & Duck
406 W 17th St, Austin, TX, USA (Map & Directions)
Team Austin ran out of gas on the white elephant exchange, but it would be nice to say hi sometime this month before the big SXSW meetup that is no doubt coming down the pipe.
Last time we talked about this, people were game for a Saturday. I propose the afternoon of the 19th (I have tickets to a concert that night) or the afternoon/evening of the 26th. I'm also open to Sunday afternoon/evening meetups if people are busy on Saturday those weekends.

Possible venues: Dog & Duck or Cherrywood Coffeehouse were proposed for last time. Opal Divine's on sixth has been successful before for meetups. I'm not keen on Freddy's given the unpredictable weather and the likelihood of being seated outside. Other suggestions are welcome.

Let there be meeting up, people!
posted by immlass to Meetup (29 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Count me in! I arrived yesterday. I would love to go to Cherrywood Coffeehouse again.
posted by xenophile at 11:23 AM on February 7, 2011

The music at Opal Divine's was way too loud, it was kinda cold, and the service was pretty bad. I'd like to check out the Cherrywood place, some time. I can probably make the either 19th or the 26th - I have no life.
posted by Devils Rancher at 1:07 PM on February 7, 2011

Motion seconded.
posted by adamrice at 2:16 PM on February 7, 2011

All right, since we have a handful of takers, I'll make an executive decision on when and where and post the meetup Wednesday night. I'm inclined toward the afternoon of the 26th at the Dog and Duck on the grounds that there's an art rummage sale at Cherrywood Coffeehouse that day.

Thoughts, comments, Bueller, anyone? Let me know!
posted by immlass at 7:29 AM on February 8, 2011

I can't make the 26th, but would love to see everyone on the 19th.
posted by katemonster at 7:33 AM on February 8, 2011

I could shoot for the 12th or maybe even the 19th...

After that, scheduling gets a little hazy.... working 2nd does that...

Makes everything a little blurry...

SXSW should be awesome sauce.

The Dog and Duck looks like a good place to park for a while.
posted by PROD_TPSL at 9:22 AM on February 8, 2011

All right, based on the suggestions, tentatively let's switch to the 19th, Dog & Duck. It'll need to be afternoon for me, so I'm looking at 2:00 or 3:00 for a kickoff time.
posted by immlass at 10:21 AM on February 8, 2011

I think that works for me.
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:41 AM on February 9, 2011

That works for me too.
posted by xenophile at 3:39 PM on February 9, 2011

And done! See you all on the 19th!
posted by immlass at 4:02 PM on February 9, 2011

I will try to make this- I never went to meetups when I lived in San Diego because they were pretty rare, but from what I have read you Austin MeFis get your drink on with regularity and vigor, so I have no excuse.
posted by slow graffiti at 8:25 PM on February 12, 2011

I'll be riding over there from the 9th Street trails. If all goes well, I'll be stoked and ready for a beer. If not, I'll be hosed (and bloody) and ready for a beer.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 6:56 PM on February 13, 2011

I'd love to attend but Skywarn training/certification is that day up at Pickle. If anyone's interested, you could get the basic certification by attending the morning session and still make the meetup.
posted by screamingnotlaughing at 10:36 AM on February 14, 2011

Boo, I'm going to Sherwood Forest Faire that day, nerding it up in Elgin while you guys are nerding it up six blocks from my house. Next time!
posted by bluishorange at 8:42 AM on February 16, 2011

Oooh, report back on that faire! My husband and I are interested in it but haven't gone yet.
posted by immlass at 8:44 AM on February 16, 2011

I went last year too. Worth it if you are generally fond of renaissance festivals, but still pretty chintzy compared to TxRF. The shorter drive and lower prices compared to TxRF add to the appeal. My friends and I are always into the afternoon-tipsy, people-watching, halfass-costume-wearing experience, so we like it. YMMV.
posted by bluishorange at 1:02 PM on February 16, 2011

I would love to, but that's when I'm taking my kids to see Elmo at the Erwin Center.
posted by nightwood at 9:43 PM on February 16, 2011

Team Mefi, I am inside at a table but we may have to migrate outside if our maybes show. Look for the woman with purple hair.
posted by immlass at 11:53 AM on February 19, 2011

We are at a small table in the middle. Three women, one with purple hair, one with a red dress, one with a laptop!
posted by xenophile at 11:58 AM on February 19, 2011

Thanks to everybody that came for a great meetup. I'll upload pictures to Flickr tomorrow and link them so everybody can see them.

For Austinites who did not come, there's a plan afoot for a Highball karaoke happy hour sometime soon, so watch IRL if you're interested in that kind of thing.
posted by immlass at 2:53 PM on February 19, 2011

That was fun. I noticed on my way out that there was a Reddit meetup happening on Dog & Duck's back patio. We totally could have taken them.
posted by adamrice at 3:43 PM on February 19, 2011 [3 favorites]

Whoo! Great meetup!

*chest bumps and high fives everyone*
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 3:46 PM on February 19, 2011

That was purely a bookmark-type favorite, adamrice.

I am sooooo wired on coffee right now.
posted by Devils Rancher at 4:14 PM on February 19, 2011

Nice to have faces for names now, to see who's behind the words I so enjoy.

still wired on coffee over here too ....
posted by dancestoblue at 4:31 PM on February 19, 2011

Photos are up for those who want to look at them.
posted by immlass at 8:01 AM on February 20, 2011

W00t! Thanks for a great meetup everyone. The Dog and Duck is an awesome place, and the company was top notch... as was to be expected.
posted by PROD_TPSL at 10:12 AM on February 20, 2011

On the point of global domination, next time I'll bring the schematics for the MeFi Orbital Command Center.
posted by PROD_TPSL at 10:16 AM on February 20, 2011

man i need to shave
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 10:21 AM on February 20, 2011

Thanks for a great welcome to Austin, MeFites! Looking forward to karaoke.
posted by xenophile at 2:51 PM on February 21, 2011

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