Mefi 20-year + 1-week Bday - Phase 2
posted June 12, 2019 11:08 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat July 20 at 7:00 PM, kensington pub
207 10a St NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1W7, Canada (Map & Directions)
Hey all! So sorry for the last minute change, but since the weather forecast is not looking favourable, we're going to divert to Kensington Pub for the meetup! I'll reserve one of the big tables in the main area of the pub. Check below for updates!
posted by CarrotAdventure to Meetup (28 comments total)

July 20 should be fine for me. I'm easy on location
posted by nubs at 2:17 PM on June 12, 2019

Sorry, Folks. I have a family commitment (in-laws 70th wedding anniversary). Have fun!
posted by angiep at 12:27 PM on June 13, 2019

That's crazy! Congrats to them:)

Would another day be better for you? Hiw about the Sunday?
posted by CarrotAdventure at 12:51 PM on June 13, 2019

July 20 looks good to me ,and I'm also pretty easy as far as where we end up.
posted by sagc at 1:29 PM on June 13, 2019

I can do the 20th as well.
posted by Homeboy Trouble at 7:08 PM on June 16, 2019

Y'all should meet on the 20th without me. It's a perfect excuse to arrange a get together at my place later on!
posted by angiep at 7:24 PM on June 16, 2019 [1 favorite]

Alright, fair enough! The 20th it is, then. I'll confirm up the event, listing my place as the venue for now. We might want to look at an alternate venue if the weather isn't great and/or if there's going to be a decent number of people coming, my place is pretty tiny on the inside. But we can touch base about that as we get closer to the date.
posted by CarrotAdventure at 9:52 AM on June 17, 2019

Thanks for the note CarrotAdventure! I haven't been on MeFi much in the past couple months.
posted by Calzephyr at 9:33 PM on June 28, 2019

Thanks very much for putting this up, CarrotAdventure! It's been a few years since I've attended a MeFi meetup: I'd love to come.
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul at 11:18 AM on July 4, 2019 [1 favorite]

Hey again everyone! Just checked the weather forecast and things appear to be looking good for Saturday, so for the time being, it looks like we are go for a BBQ hang at my place. Just wanted to check if anyone has any dietary restrictions?

I'm coming directly from work, so the food situation is gonna be pretty low-fi. I've got some burgers and buns in the freezer and will have some basic fixings and whatnot. If anyone wants to bring anything to augment the burger situation, please feel welcome (but by no means obliged) to do so.

If anyone here is vegetarian, let me know and I'll make sure we have some veggie burgers on hand!

I'll also have a rudimentary assortment of beer and wine on hand; again, feel free to BYOB as desired!

Looking forward to it!
posted by CarrotAdventure at 9:47 AM on July 15, 2019

Hey, I didn't expect you to take full responsibility for food! I'll happily bring along some munchies or whatever to chip in.
posted by nubs at 1:18 PM on July 15, 2019

All good! I'm more than happy to cover the basics. Just follow your heart and bring anything else you might like to have along! I'll probably just have a burger and call it a day, to be honest.
posted by CarrotAdventure at 2:18 PM on July 15, 2019

Sounds good! We can bring munchies.
posted by Calzephyr at 4:15 PM on July 15, 2019

Oh! I just remembered: parking!

Our parking situation is a little bit curious. A permit is technically required to park on the street, but it's pretty much never been an issue in the 3 years I've been living here. None of my friends have ever gotten a ticket. That being said, if anyone is apprehensive of parking on the street without a permit, let me know and I'll see about making some arrangements. I don't own a vehicle, so I don't have a permit of my own; but the people upstairs from me do, and apparently they can register a visitor's vehicle number online (not sure about multiple vehicles, but I can look into that). There is a small parking space behind the house that can fit 2 cars, but they're usually spoken for :P

Sorry about this! Just occurred to me today.
posted by CarrotAdventure at 11:46 AM on July 17, 2019

I think I may try to take transit there; I recall the parking being a bit of an issue around your place.
posted by nubs at 8:42 AM on July 19, 2019

Right. Hmm. Just checking the weather as well, not looking great. Should we pull the ripcord on plan B? Maybe Kensington Pub again? I can see about reserving us that big table again..
posted by CarrotAdventure at 12:42 PM on July 19, 2019

I'm good for either of those. I'm walking, so no parking worries on my end in any case. Maybe the pub makes more sense?
posted by Homeboy Trouble at 6:42 PM on July 19, 2019

I agree. Let's just do the pub this time round. So sorry for the last-minute change!
posted by CarrotAdventure at 6:48 PM on July 19, 2019

No worries! Looking outside this morning made me think it was time for Plan B.

(this means a beautiful evening ahead, weather wise, of course)
posted by nubs at 8:38 AM on July 20, 2019 [1 favorite]

Got the reservation all confirmed - 7pm, under my name (Brendan)

See you there!
posted by CarrotAdventure at 1:39 PM on July 20, 2019

Hi gang, we'll have to bow out unfortunately. This weather has really thrown me for a loop all week and today was no exception :S
posted by Calzephyr at 5:15 PM on July 20, 2019

No worries! Sorry to meet you but hoepfully catch you at the next one!

I'm just enroute, might be around 10 mins late but see you all there!
posted by CarrotAdventure at 5:50 PM on July 20, 2019

En route as well. Bus I was planning to catch never showed up but should be there in 10-15
posted by nubs at 6:00 PM on July 20, 2019

Great to see you again, CarrotAdventure and Homeboy Trouble! Sorry that other folks couldn’t make it.
posted by nubs at 9:05 PM on July 20, 2019

It was a great hang! Thanks for coming out guys.
posted by CarrotAdventure at 9:09 PM on July 20, 2019

Apropos of our conversation, a link:

Is it Ghostbusters 2?
posted by nubs at 10:02 PM on July 20, 2019 [1 favorite]

And one last link, because I didn't remember talking about this until I sat down to watch the latest episode:

Deep Dive - some friends get together to watch bad movies and find the good in them.
posted by nubs at 9:41 AM on July 24, 2019 [1 favorite]

Ooh this looks great! Just had a great conversation re: bad movies last night, as it happens. Will have to check this out!
posted by CarrotAdventure at 5:02 PM on July 24, 2019

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