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September 22, 2006 4:08 AM   Subscribe

London meetup photos and handy new Flickr group! Includes flagrant caret^ use.
posted by hugsnkisses to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:08 AM (29 comments total)

(Credit for above goes to chrismear. )

We had a fantastic turnout with something like fifteen people by the end of the night. It seems like quite a few people came out from this with a slight hangover, always the mark of a cracking night out in England. Use of "Are you a friend of Matt Haughey?" was well employed; discussion over the correct pronounciation of "MeFi" was dragged out over an unreasonable (yet amusing) length of time and we quickly ran out of seats. Good times.
posted by hugsnkisses at 4:31 AM on September 22, 2006


I f'in hate flickr. Why does it go backwards?
posted by Eideteker at 4:48 AM on September 22, 2006


Me too.
posted by grouse at 4:55 AM on September 22, 2006


I'm impressed at how I manage to have the glowing red eyes of a demon in every single picture of me.
posted by flashboy at 4:56 AM on September 22, 2006


A message for Eideteker and grouse.
posted by chrismear at 4:59 AM on September 22, 2006


flashboy, that's eponysterical.
posted by chrismear at 5:03 AM on September 22, 2006


I've added mine. I'm in the same boat as chrismear - I can remember a few people's names, but not all of them. So if you want to tag/note yourselves up on my pics then please feel to. Got a shoutout on there? Tag/note that as well if you're so inclined.
posted by TheDonF at 5:05 AM on September 22, 2006


Cool.
posted by davehat at 5:12 AM on September 22, 2006


In attendance: MrMustard, flashboy, greycap, chrismear, cillit bang, atrazine, armoured-ant, TheDonF, oh pollo!, NinjaTadpole + friend, adrianhon and myself. I'm sorry if I missed anyone.
posted by hugsnkisses at 5:21 AM on September 22, 2006


Where did flashboy's picture of the Hamster go?
posted by greycap at 5:36 AM on September 22, 2006


^
posted by ludwig_van at 6:05 AM on September 22, 2006


I hate the caret, but the guy holding it is kinda hot. Now I'm confused, Londoners. Damn you.
posted by dame at 6:22 AM on September 22, 2006


I wasn't as pissed as I look. Was I?
posted by MrMustard at 6:28 AM on September 22, 2006


Nah, you were fine
posted by TheDonF at 6:35 AM on September 22, 2006


A message for Eideteker and grouse.

I thought that was going to be a shoutout, you tease.
posted by grouse at 6:37 AM on September 22, 2006


Where did flashboy's picture of the Hamster go?

Here you go
posted by flashboy at 6:43 AM on September 22, 2006


I've uploaded my blurred shots into the group. Including this one, which I really like.

Anyway, I've also confused things by chucking some in from the last meetup, in Islington.

Lovely night. Again in a fortnight!
posted by armoured-ant at 6:43 AM on September 22, 2006


Thanks TheDonF. Incidentally, I have now added most of you as contacts so I can stalk you from Blue to Green to Grey to those other colours. You have been warned.
posted by MrMustard at 6:45 AM on September 22, 2006


Damn ... sorry I missed it. Just got back from Canada and was too jet lagged. Please let me use this thread for self-interested purposes and direct you all over to this AskMe post, where I'm trying to figure out everything you need to know to make London feel like home. Any help will be rewarded with beer at the next meetup.
posted by louigi at 6:46 AM on September 22, 2006


Ant, it looks like you've opened up a wormhole in the space-time continuum in that one you just posted. Meanwhile I'm melting in the corner as a result...
posted by greycap at 7:11 AM on September 22, 2006


Lovely night. Again in a fortnight!
Maybe not in a fortnight, but definitely once or twice sometime before Christmas. The same place (or somewhere with equally cheap beer) would be cool. And, yeah, it was a good night - just what I needed.
posted by TheDonF at 7:19 AM on September 22, 2006


w00t, DC mefites represent! Thanks, hugsnkisses! Looks like a hugely fun meetup.

NortonDC and I are off tonight for the twinkling lights of Vegas and our own first anniversary, and we are ready to shout you out!
posted by onlyconnect at 7:45 AM on September 22, 2006


I'll sober you up!
posted by cortex at 7:53 AM on September 22, 2006


Guess who only just got home.

A good night. Wish I'd managed to get over earlier - I might have even been able to snag a seat!
The hangover this morning induced me to have Sainsbury's triple curry sandwich pack for breakfast. Nothing like a proper start to the day, eh?
posted by NinjaTadpole at 8:27 AM on September 22, 2006


Needs more females. Too bad essexjan is in Vegas.
posted by matildaben at 10:32 AM on September 22, 2006


NinjaTadpole - hopefully your Sainsbury's sandwich tasted better than Morrisson's Chicken Tikka wrap thing that I had this evening which left me wanting to urgently and violently remove my taste buds.
posted by TheDonF at 5:01 PM on September 22, 2006


Needs more females.

Yes, the male-to-female ratio was pretty high, although that was not particularly surprising. To attack the problem, we must find where the problem lies.

Is it just that there are more male Internet users in general? More male MetaFilter users? MetaFilter users who live near London? MetaFilter users who live near London who are interested in coming to this kind of meetup? Something about this meetup in particular?

I smell science to be done. Or another meetup.
posted by chrismear at 2:20 PM on September 23, 2006


I'm probably moving a lot closer to London in the near future so there's your answer: I'll just knuckle down and have the op.
posted by NinjaTadpole at 2:54 PM on September 23, 2006


You can get that shit on the NHS now, can't you?
posted by chrismear at 6:19 AM on September 24, 2006


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