In years past I've hosted a meetup at my house during the week between Christmas and New Years. I'm proposing to do it again on December 30th, and this is the post to gauge interest. [more inside]
Now that autumn* is here, let's get back into the swing of trivia! Y'all come out and join the intrepid MeFite team for Geeks Who Drink trivia at Little J's Bar. Arrive early for the best chance at parking! (8:00 is trivia start time, I normally show around 7:00 to grab a table.) (*for varying values of autumn; this is Houston, after all)
(The description you are about to read is real. Only the questions have been changed to prevent an investigation.) This is the city... Houston, Texas. It was Wednesday, December 2nd. It was chilly in Houston. We were working the Geeks who Drink trivia detail. It was seven p.m. when we got to Sherlock's Baker Street Pub in Rice Village. The tables were full. Perhaps we should have arrived earlier, like 6:30 or so. [more inside]
Let's pick a restaurant and get together for HRW '15! [more inside]
During last night's quiz meetup it was noted that it's been a while since we've had a non-quiz-based meetup to simply socialize and catch up. We're willing to host again at our place, but recognize that holding it in Missouri City does place a bit of a travel imposition on some. So, lets start a discussion: when shall we meet, and if not in MoCity, where?
Howdy! Let's make this meet up happen. Someone proposed Central Market and the date of Tuesday, Oct. 29. Whatever we do, I'd like it to be a variation of the usual. This is my first irl post and it will be my first Houston meetup. [more inside]
Over the last few weeks, the Houston metro area has been enjoying all sorts of parties, parades and other events (Mardi Gras Galveston, All Star Weekend, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, etc.), but now it's time for the main event that all these other festivities have been the precursor to. (Precursor of?) [more inside]
It's been a while since we've had a proper full Houston meetup. We had planned to do this closer to Quonsar, but real life got in the way, as it usually tends to do. The Maple Leaf Pub will be our hosts on Groundhog Day. [more inside]
Previously in trivia: "Hurricane Isaac Hayes Goes Down Smooooth" and "Legitimate Team Name" faced some tough competition and placed fifth and sixth. Not bad... and so many people! Can we do better? Yes we can! It's Thursday night at the Maple Leaf Pub. Steak and the best table at 7, trivia at 8. Sorry for the late notice...
Previously in trivia: "Curiosity Killed the Martian. Thanks, NASA" put in a solid bronze medal performance. Come join us at the Maple Leaf Pub to stake out a good table for steak at 7 and yummy yummy trivia at 8. Wait, strike that, reverse it...
Previously in trivia: We won another one! "Paddle Faster, I Hear Banjos" took the top prize again! We're racking up gift cards to use at an eventual MeFite Quonsar party! Let's add to the kitty! Trivia starts at 8 at the Maple Leaf Pub, but come at 7 to claim a good table and enjoy tasty steak.
(EDIT 6/7: Postponed to the 14th due to Real Life.) Now that hockey season is almost over (and no more games are scheduled on Thursday nights), we're going to head back to the Maple Leaf Pub for Geeks Who Drink trivia night. Steaks are served starting at 7, trivia begins at 8. Come one, come all!
Is anyone up for trivia this week? [more inside]
This Wednesday it's Geeks Who Drink / At the Kelvin Arms, whaddaya think? / Last time out, we came second / (That's better than we reckoned) / And this week's performance won't stink! Translation: Trivia night at the Kelvin Arms. Be there or be a regular quadrilateral. Our last outing, we ("Backstage Fluffers for Triumph of the Will") Meet at 7:30, trivia at 8.
Last time we (Davy Jones' Locker) wound up in solo possession of second place, netting us a $15 bar tab for this week. The previous excursion we (In the Vault, Bob) wound up winning second in a tiebreak. Can we make it a third straight trip to medal territory? Join us at the Kelvin Arms and see! (MexicanYenta's suggested team name: Grand Forks Olive Garden.) Meet at 7:30, trivia at 8. Edit: Postponed for a week due to Real Life.
Previously: Last time, we won the second-place tiebreaker in sudden death. And quizmaster Scott is buying us a round this time for the win for best team name. And so Dr. Metafilter finds himself leaping from trivia night to trivia night, striving to put right what once went wrong and hoping each time that his next leap will be the leap home. ..Oh, wait, what? It's just Leap Day, not Quantum Leap Day? Guess we'll have to put the DVDs down and go out for trivia at the Kelvin Arms.
We were thisclose to a second-place finish last time we met for Geeks who Drink trivia at the Kelvin Arms. The Best Team Name theme will be that old Dating Game staple: Where is the strangest/best/worst place to “make whoopee?” We'll be in the vault at 7:30 for trivia at 8.
"The time has come," the Walrus said, "To talk of many things: Of shoes--and ships--and Polish Oompa cover bands-- Of cabbages--and kings-- And Gordon Ramsay's Sex Dwarves-- And whether pigs have wings." [more inside]
After brief discussion, we're going to send Metafilter's best and brightest up for Geeks Who Drink trivia Wednesday night. Little Woodrow's Midtown. 7:00 for steaks and socializing, 8:30 for trivia.
Proposed: a night that's kind of like an art "potluck." Bring your arty or crafty project and materials. Prepared to share. Once gathered, we engage in an excellent form of parallel play. Conversation ensues. Called "Bad Art Night" to 1) take the pressure off of trying to be "productive." 2) create permission to try new things and just play around and finally 3) lower the bar for entry -- no artistic talent required.
It's trivia night at the Maple Leaf; it's also a heavy hockey night with 10 games scheduled. Our schedules dictate that Thursday is going to be our night for trivia (at least this week; we can discuss other options). Come join us and help us outnumber the hockey heads!
It'll be another packed house at the Maple Leaf Pub as Team MeFi takes on all trivia challengers, and tackles the steak and baked potato dinner and awesome cheese-stuffed jalapeños. Trivia's at 8, but the house has been so stuffed lately, we need to start arriving earlier to stake out a table, so I've set the start time for 7. Be there or be a regular quadrilateral!
Steak and Geeks Who Drink pub trivia. What could be better? I know! Our score could be better! Last time's 7th place finish (out of 15 teams) was like the episode of Cheers when Cliff went on Jeopardy! and found categories that were custom-made for him... only exactly the opposite. Still, we'll pick ourselves up and dust off and try again! Don't forget to come early to stake out a good table and enjoy yummy yummy steak!
(Last week got postponed due to Real Life interference.) Time for more Geeks Who Drink pub trivia! We've placed 2nd twice and 3rd once in our last three events. Let's go for first place this time! Maple Leaf Pub, July 7th, 8:00 PM. Get there early for steak and potato!
After much discussion, brunch it is! We will meet up at Backstreet Cafe at 11:30. Cause we'd like to make a reservation, if you are planning on coming please click yes so we can have an accurate head count.
June 23rd's Geeks Who Drink pub trivia at the Maple Leaf Pub is a theme quiz in honor of Pride Week: "Quiz as Folk". [more inside]
Any MeFite Museum folk planning to be in Houston for the AAM convention in May? And if so, any interest in trying to set up a meetup?
One more round of coffee and drinking before the holiday crazy descends! [more inside]