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December 12, 2005 6:52 PM   Subscribe

All the good NYC MeFites will be going home to their families for the holidays. Meanwhile, the rest of us will be left behind.

FIRE. BRIMSTONE. Two-for-one happy hour until 10PM.

I'm thinking the 22nd, although any time between then and the 29th will do. What do you guys think?
posted by Afroblanco to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:52 PM (63 comments total)

I say YES to the 22nd.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:56 PM on December 12, 2005 [1 favorite]


Because I need some Metafilter love before going home for the holidays.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:59 PM on December 12, 2005 [1 favorite]


A tentative yes to anything in that week.
posted by Captaintripps at 7:06 PM on December 12, 2005


Yea, I'm only around the 22nd or 23rd- I fly out on the 24th, and return on the 29th.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:07 PM on December 12, 2005 [1 favorite]


A friend of mine died today and I'm currently hating my family, so booze sounds good whenever and wherever.
posted by CunningLinguist at 7:15 PM on December 12, 2005


ThePinkSuperhero: Bring your new baby.

CunningLinguist: My sympathies and a drink for you!
posted by Captaintripps at 7:16 PM on December 12, 2005


:-(
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:16 PM on December 12, 2005 [1 favorite]


Haha, I will bring my baby!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:16 PM on December 12, 2005 [1 favorite]


Sorry, didn't mean to bring everyone down.
posted by CunningLinguist at 7:19 PM on December 12, 2005


I'm sorry to hear that, CL. I hope we can be of some help.

Or, barring that, maybe we can at least distract you for a while with cheap booze and drunken ramblings delightful banter.
posted by Afroblanco at 7:28 PM on December 12, 2005


And I can show you my baby that I found on the subway. It's very cute.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:29 PM on December 12, 2005 [1 favorite]


Babies, no, ick. Drunken rambling, yes, yay.
posted by CunningLinguist at 7:33 PM on December 12, 2005


Haaaaaaaaaaaa.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:36 PM on December 12, 2005 [1 favorite]


maestro, I am so there.

plus there is the banh mi place at 2nd and ave a. mmm cheap tasty treats. before, after, and during.

too late in the season for racist drunken dunktank clowns though, I expect.
posted by dorian at 7:37 PM on December 12, 2005


I'm in, whichever day. Time to finally meet you people.
posted by dotreptile at 7:43 PM on December 12, 2005


Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay dotreptile.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:43 PM on December 12, 2005 [1 favorite]


mmmmmm, süsses kinderfleisch. oh... wait, what?!
posted by dorian at 7:46 PM on December 12, 2005


(also, in theory, nicky's vietnamese sandwiches closes at 9 on weeknights; but, having lived 3 blocks away, I will say that sometimes they feel like closing at 7. which is still not uncool, as mama's/stepmama's and win49 are generally open until ~10...)
posted by dorian at 8:00 PM on December 12, 2005


Sure, 22nd sounds good to me. Or after the 26th.
posted by gaspode at 8:02 PM on December 12, 2005


Woot woot, can we officially call the 22nd? at 6 p.m.?

Do I hear a second?
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:03 PM on December 12, 2005 [1 favorite]


seconded.

am I allowed to do that? I'm still new here...
posted by gaspode at 8:07 PM on December 12, 2005


ah believe we hyah ah third.

sadly, the lola_g is leaving on the 21st in any case from what ah recall -- she will be much missed.

oddly enough mine own boss is also leaving on the 21st, who shall be somewhat less missed.
posted by dorian at 8:08 PM on December 12, 2005


Pshaw, gaspode, you ain't that new! Work it, girl.

So, yaaaaaaaaay, December 22nd, around 6 p.m., much drinking and general holiday rejoicing.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:09 PM on December 12, 2005 [1 favorite]


K-cool. 12/22 at 6PM it is.
posted by Afroblanco at 8:11 PM on December 12, 2005


oh christ on the tree, 4 hours of 2-for-1 is going to do some immense damage...
posted by dorian at 8:13 PM on December 12, 2005


p.s. Afroblanco, I liked the Left Behind reference. Awww, the subculture of my youth. Ok, the dog is telling me it's bedtime. 12/22, here comes the Woo-Woo Brigade!

I think I want a T-shirt that says Metafilter Woo-Woo Brigade.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:20 PM on December 12, 2005 [1 favorite]


nah, make it Xmas eve or day.
posted by amberglow at 8:27 PM on December 12, 2005


This is that subterranean place next to Schiller's? Been wondering about it... I'll stop by if I can!
posted by nicwolff at 8:28 PM on December 12, 2005


ThePinkSuperhero - How could I possibly forget a relgious series starring the esteemed Kirk Cameron?

We grew up with Kirk.
All the girls wanted Kirk.
We wanted to trade places with Kirk.

And now, Kirk wants to help us save our souls.

What is there not to love?
posted by Afroblanco at 9:05 PM on December 12, 2005


*cries, looks for growing pains on bittorrent*
...
*re-listens to freezepop's "tracey gold", thinks better of it*

kirk is the new tom cruise. wait I got that backwards.
posted by dorian at 9:14 PM on December 12, 2005


Count me in. I'll bring the coal.
posted by item at 9:30 PM on December 12, 2005


cripes, i might be out of town--and i TOTALLY owe you and dame at LEAST one drink, so if i leave town, i'll leave 20 bucks hidden in our old lobby, afroblanco.
posted by RJ Reynolds at 9:36 PM on December 12, 2005


Great, so then I'll get to be the Anti-Claus, sneaking into other people's buildings and removing presents.
posted by Afroblanco at 9:41 PM on December 12, 2005


in my country, we called that the black santa claus.

no, wait. in my other country, we didn't have a santa claus. and then, the white peoples stole our country from us. and gave us casinos for xmas. also, they gave us santa claus.

ah, hell: io, saturnalia! after all, it's the spirit of the season, and, more importantly, the booze, that counts.
posted by dorian at 9:51 PM on December 12, 2005


Between missing the last well-planned meetup, the recent insta-meetup, being witness to the failure of the Brooklyn meetup, and this, the sad reality that I'll already be engaged in family holiday obligations while you all meet-up, I'm beginning to look like the no-show guy -- I swear it's not for a lack of enjoying the company of my fellow mefites, but rather a string of unfortunate scheduling circumstances.
posted by safetyfork at 6:42 AM on December 13, 2005


I will be there, accepting belated birthday presents.
posted by dame at 6:59 AM on December 13, 2005


Curses. I'll be in Appalachia enjoying Christmas with my family from the 21st-26th. (cue dueling banjos)

*sigh*

I hate the feeling of people having fun without me.
posted by Lola_G at 7:30 AM on December 13, 2005


Whatever, safetyfork, you HATE us.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:30 AM on December 13, 2005 [1 favorite]


Oh, we promise not to have any fun without you, Lola_G.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:31 AM on December 13, 2005 [1 favorite]


Dorian, we have never discussed our shared heritage. Well, our nations might have hated each other and what would we do?

Cover up in smallpox infested blankets and drink fire water together?

That sounds delightfully kinky.
posted by Lola_G at 7:33 AM on December 13, 2005


Oh, sure. Lie to me now, why don't you?
posted by Lola_G at 7:33 AM on December 13, 2005


:-D
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:40 AM on December 13, 2005 [1 favorite]


Now, do I want to wear the skirt, the priest's cassock, the fatigues, the smoking jacket and fez, the Darth Maul mask (ooh, geeky), or some combination?
posted by Captaintripps at 7:42 AM on December 13, 2005


Skirt skirt skirt skirt!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:48 AM on December 13, 2005 [1 favorite]


I'll be there. (Thanks for the email tip, dame)
I think I'll be catsitting, so please reserve room at the table for three kitties (one superlarge, two mediumsize) and me (not so large, but bigger even than the superlarge kitty, which is confusing to all of us).
posted by nobody at 8:06 AM on December 13, 2005


nobody: bigger than a superlarge kitty. Haha.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:08 AM on December 13, 2005 [1 favorite]


lola_g -- it's mingo (~ six nations ohio). I think most of the nations in most states ended up hating each other at one time or another ha.

will there really be kitties there? sweet.

I vote cassock.
posted by dorian at 8:23 AM on December 13, 2005


ThePinkSuperhero, it's just a little HATEā„¢ -- I swear.
posted by safetyfork at 8:26 AM on December 13, 2005


Boooooo, whatever, the Woo-Woo Brigade will not be sending you our annual Singing Christmas Card.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:27 AM on December 13, 2005 [1 favorite]


I say just wear it all. Baby, it's cold outside.
posted by Lola_G at 8:31 AM on December 13, 2005


I wonder if I could stage a meet-up in Butler, TN?
posted by Lola_G at 8:32 AM on December 13, 2005


Cool, I'll be done with work at 6, so I should be there by 6:30 or so.
posted by dotreptile at 8:33 AM on December 13, 2005


What, no woo-woo? I boo you! :)
posted by safetyfork at 8:36 AM on December 13, 2005


Well boo-hoo, no woo-woo for you-you!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:45 AM on December 13, 2005 [1 favorite]


I am the walrus; goo goo g'joob.
posted by safetyfork at 8:59 AM on December 13, 2005


Did you guys start without me?
posted by CunningLinguist at 9:05 AM on December 13, 2005


I'll try and make it, that's a Thursday, so it should be easy.
posted by splatta at 9:45 AM on December 13, 2005


I just realised I have my holiday party that afternoon. I'm probably gonna be already kind of toasted when I show up.
posted by gaspode at 8:08 AM on December 14, 2005


I'm just posting here again to remind myself to go.

Go, item!
posted by item at 2:58 PM on December 14, 2005


This fucker's still on, right? Right?

Right!
posted by item at 12:38 PM on December 19, 2005


RIGHT!

Unless there's a strike. Then, sadly, I'll most likely be staying home :-(
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:54 PM on December 19, 2005 [1 favorite]


Well, I'm still planning to be there.
posted by dotreptile at 7:47 AM on December 20, 2005


Ah! I am flown out then. Strike delay to the 29th I say!
posted by kingfisher, his musclebound cat at 8:33 AM on December 20, 2005


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