Dallas Meetup 16-December November 17, 2007 4:16 PM   Subscribe

Dallas (and anyone else that feels like making the drive in) Meetup! Sunday December 16th at 7 PM. We're thinking that starting at The Meridian Room in Exposition Park for appetizers (and dinner for those that want it) and then seeing where the night takes us from there is a grand idea.

Options afterwards - all of which are in walking distance of Meridian - include The Amsterdam Bar, The Fallout Lounge, or the newly opening (uh, tonight, I guess) Sloppyworld (or any of the other places in the Expo Park area -- hell, if people want to, we could probably move on over to Double-Wide or Monkey Bar or traditional Dallas Meetup spot Elm St. Bar -- we'll work it out when the time is right). Committed to attend are item, Unicorn on the cob, myself, and my (lurker, but multiple meetup veteran) SO. Anyone is welcome, and as always, the more, the merrier.
posted by Ufez Jones to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:16 PM (38 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Arggg...I was just wonder when Dallas would have a meet up. Too busy down here in the Houston area to come on up for this event. But the next one, I'll do my best to be there. I miss Dallas soooo!
posted by thomcatspike at 4:41 PM on November 17, 2007


Elm St. Bar
That sucks since my last residence in Dallas was on Main street, the old cloud 9 bar (lofts) next to the Gypsy Tea Room.
posted by thomcatspike at 4:47 PM on November 17, 2007


I miss Dallas soooo!

Wow. You don't see that every day. It's too bad you can't make it, thomcatspike. For some reason I picture you speaking with a Bavarian accent, which is likely 100% off.
posted by item at 6:07 PM on November 17, 2007


Oh, I see...too good to come to the OKC meetup, so you throw your own? Nice. ;)

I have company coming to town on Saturday, the 15th, so I don't know if I can make this one, but I will keep you updated.
posted by thatothrgirl at 9:37 PM on November 17, 2007


For some reason I picture you speaking with a Bavarian accent, which is likely 100% off.

Heh, yeah, a bit off. He actually speaks with a rare ancient Chachapoyan drawl. I'll explain it at the meetup.

Oh, I see...too good to come to the OKC meetup, so you throw your own? Nice. ;)

Heh. There's a bit of a difference between driving ten minutes and driving for three and a half hours and getting a hotel room, but I'm still kicking myself. Throw another one next Spring, and we'll try our hardest to make it.
posted by Ufez Jones at 8:57 AM on November 18, 2007


I'll be out of town. :( Next time, though.
posted by pineapple at 12:55 PM on November 18, 2007


Have fun, everyone! Ufez is a superior gentleman and a genial host. Wish I was going to be there.
posted by UncleFes at 6:53 AM on November 19, 2007


I'll try and make it out but I'm living out in the country now and I hate driving to dallas.. :)
posted by PugAchev at 11:48 AM on November 19, 2007


As I make terrible company face to face, and am a foolish pauper by fate, I will not suffer my presence before you, but rather will be with you in spirit so that you may opt to imagine my presence however you choose. Feel free to burn me in effigy if you'd like. =)
posted by ZachsMind at 4:48 PM on November 20, 2007


nuts. I leave for mexico that morning. You all need to start consulting with me or something before you schedule these things.
posted by grandsham at 8:12 PM on November 20, 2007


ZachsMind - I'm all of those things and more. If you come we can burn each other while Ufez and Unicorn cheer us on.

grandsham - Ufez and I will be sure to include you in our future meetings.
posted by item at 10:04 PM on November 20, 2007


PugAchev - it's Texas. Everything's far.
posted by item at 10:05 PM on November 20, 2007


Maybe I'll make the drive up from Houston. I have to see how the holiday schedule plays out.
posted by Brittanie at 12:16 AM on November 21, 2007


Aw, rats. I will NEVER get to a DFW meetup at this rate.

(I have to work. boiling hate!)
posted by angeline at 12:20 AM on November 24, 2007


Well, looks like it'll be a small enough meetup this time to actually play mahjongg or bridge or whatever it is that two couples do. : (

Sad Unicorn. No one-horned love for anyone else, then? Come on, get out of the woodwork and make your collective presence known, guys!
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 10:17 PM on November 27, 2007


Sorry for not responding sooner.

I cannot confirm right now if I will be there. Saturday night is a huge Xmas/Bday party in which I will be personally recreating the magic of drunk Santa in full costume ala Dan Aykroyd in Trading Places. It's an annual tradition, and if this year is like most, I'll probably be a hurting puppy all day Sunday trying to make a cocoon under my comforter to get away from the Evil Light.

But.... assuming I actually survive and am able, I'll try to sneak away for a bit to say hello for a bit. I have Ufez's cell phone, so I should be able to track y'all down if you start hopping.
posted by dios at 7:30 AM on November 28, 2007


I hope to be there. I know I have something going on earlier that day but for the life of me I can't remember what it was.... or maybe it's in the evening too....

I'll post back and let you know I guess.
posted by Doohickie at 1:42 PM on November 29, 2007


I figured out what was going on that night.... we're having this Christmas show (an opera, actually) at our church. So.... if the Mrs. wants me to go to that with her, that gets the priority; otherwise I'll be there.
posted by Doohickie at 5:29 PM on December 2, 2007


Pugachev: Your presence would be well received (by me at least). It's been far too many years since that first time at Ben's (RIP).

Doohickster: If you'll recall, yes, this is the same place we met up last time. A quick jaunt off of 30. Good food! Come out even if only for a bit, eh?

dios: I'd say I hope you can make it, but I won't hold my breath. Lord knows, I need another smoke.

And hey, Unicorn_otc. If nothing else, S. and I will bring our dominoes and own you and item's ass. Screw it, we'll have fun regardless of nobody else showing up! Cheers!
posted by Ufez Jones at 11:51 PM on December 2, 2007


Well, it's all or nothing.... the show starts at 7 PM and it's at least an hour's drive away.
posted by Doohickie at 10:48 AM on December 3, 2007


I'd still stay I'm more likely to be able to make it than not. If my wife decides she wants to go to the church thing, I'll go with her. She's doing an online masters program, so we don't have very much time together. I bet, though, that she'll be busy doing masters work that evening and won't care to go which will free me up to play with my imaginary friends.

But considering we've been married 23 years and our quality time together is limited these days, she gets first dibs on me.
posted by Doohickie at 10:52 AM on December 3, 2007


Ufez, UotC was the East Texas Domino queen for like 9 years running. I think. In any case, it's on.

I Mefi mailed everyone in a 20 mile radius that's been active on the site in the last few months, but to no avail. I don't think I'll do that kind of thing again, as I ended up inviting a high school girl that said she didn't think her parents would approve of her going to a bar to meet up with internet strangers. Yikes. Sex offender list, here I come.
posted by item at 11:35 AM on December 3, 2007


Don't worry I'll vouch for ya.

(So, Mr. Doohickie, how many times have you actually spoken to item in person?

Well, he actually missed the meetup that I went to so.... zero....)

posted by Doohickie at 2:06 PM on December 3, 2007


Um, what?

I love dominoes and WILL HAPPILY PLAY YOU, Ufez. Seriously! But I think my lovely man-friend just set me up for a massive downfall.

Let's just get drunk and have fun like normal people who also may occasionally enjoy a good ass whipping at a game of bones.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 2:17 PM on December 3, 2007


East Texas Domino queen for like 9 years running.

Yeah, but in East Texas they only play up to double threes, right?

I ended up inviting a high school girl that said she didn't think her parents would approve of her going to a bar to meet up with internet strangers.

Heh. Remind me to tell you about trying to text-message thatothrgirl prior to the meetup at our house. Awkward hilarity ensued.
posted by Ufez Jones at 2:42 PM on December 3, 2007


Last-minute entreaty to everyone: COME TO OUR PARTY OUR PARTY WILL BE FUN I'LL BE AT THE PARTY IT'LL BE A PARTY IF LOTS OF PEOPLE SHOW UP.

the end
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 11:13 AM on December 14, 2007


So are you coming to our party?
posted by item at 12:01 PM on December 14, 2007


Naw, I won't be able to make it. I will be remodeling my bathroom. The work is going much more slowly than I thought. Sorry folks.
posted by Doohickie at 1:17 PM on December 16, 2007


...and we have an entry for Lamest Meetup Ever. Well, probably not as we had good food, good beer, and good conversation. All three of us - UotC, Ufez J., and myself - and it was good to see them.

What the fuck is the secret for getting people to come out? Do we just have to be in NYC or SF or PDX? Thus is life in a flyover state, I suppose.

No pictures. No shoutouts. We did, though, sit around and talk shit about a bunch of you.
posted by item at 9:36 AM on December 17, 2007


What the fuck is the secret for getting people to come out?

Probably not this:

We did, though, sit around and talk shit about a bunch of you.

:(
posted by dios at 10:37 AM on December 17, 2007


Also, Sunday night is not a good night. It's also not a very good night after I was so hung over I couldn't even turn the TV on in my bedroom because the light made the giant elephants in my head start clogging again.
posted by dios at 10:39 AM on December 17, 2007


dios, your name didn't get dragged through the mud. This time.

I'm not for the Sunday meetup, either, but it was the only time that worked for the three of us, which would explain why we were the only ones that showed.
posted by item at 11:21 AM on December 17, 2007


What the fuck is the secret for getting people to come out?
I'll have to come to town ;p
posted by thomcatspike at 12:34 PM on December 17, 2007


What dios said. About Sunday night - the shit-talking is fine.

(Said the man who went to the Austin meetup because it was more convenient.)
posted by ormondsacker at 8:11 PM on December 17, 2007


What the fuck is the secret for getting people to come out?

So the only thing preventing me from making a joke about my coming out is that I can't think of a good one. You're welcome.

As for coming out to party; I work nights and weekends. Sucks to be me!

I know a fun karaoke bar, though, that does the 'oke on Wednesday nights, if anyone's ever interested. It's in Dallas.
posted by angeline at 11:10 PM on December 17, 2007


What the fuck is the secret for getting people to come out?

Drunken CareBears checkers tournaments? TCS stole my line...
posted by romakimmy at 6:02 AM on December 18, 2007


I didn't have a problem with the location or the day. In my case it's just that going into the weekend, the weekend before Christmas weekend, I have a bathroom that looks like this. I suppose we could get through the holidays with a bathroom down except that you never know where to store a toilet when you're doing a job like that.... and I want to be able to hang my stockings on that fireplace! I really just want to finish that job this week.

I think that for many people December is a damned busy time. The last meetup I made it out to was in January this year. January and February are better months because people are over the holidays and actually looking for something to do.
posted by Doohickie at 6:01 AM on December 20, 2007


Yeah, we talked about having a Feb meetup, which is a busy month for Unicorn and myself but we'll see what happens.

Also: that fireplace crapper pic is just this side of priceless.
posted by item at 9:59 PM on December 23, 2007


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