You gotta pregame that sugar, son. January 21, 2008 2:35 PM   Subscribe

NYC Meetup: Valentine's Day sugar-rush pregame.

Want to get your system ready for some sugar and sweets? Or just want to have a hassle-free hangout with people on the town before the infamous "amateur night" of Valentine's Day? Well c'mon down to the Cake Shop in New York's beaaaaaauuutiful Lower East Side where you can stuff your face with some cake (and other goodies). Vegan cakes also available. It's Feb. 9th, 6 p.m., Saturday, SATURDAY, SATURDAY.

Original idea © A Stynxno Joint.
posted by kkokkodalk to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:35 PM (72 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Obviously, my brain is still in this month. That should be February 9th...*cough*moderators, por favor*cough*.
posted by kkokkodalk at 2:37 PM on January 21, 2008


I think you mean February 9th ;)

Hell Yeah I'm in. Now I gotta score me some Iron Man Valentines.
posted by Stynxno at 2:37 PM on January 21, 2008


Yesssssssssssss I love it. I am there! February 9th at 6 p.m.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 2:38 PM on January 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


I'm not nearly hip enough for the LES, and my Valentine's Day plans consist of making Metatalk drama, but I think I'm going to try to make it nonetheless.
posted by "Tex" Connor and the Wily Roundup Boys at 3:28 PM on January 21, 2008


Aw. I have a Chinese New Year party to attend. Have fun!
posted by gaspode at 3:33 PM on January 21, 2008


I suck. I'm going to Charlotte for a friend's birthday. That place had kick ass coffee too.
posted by spec80 at 3:39 PM on January 21, 2008


What a brilliant idea! I'll stop by.
posted by mochapickle at 4:24 PM on January 21, 2008


Heh. We were pondering come down to NYC for amateur night. Unfortunately, we're supposed to be in Maine that weekend. NYC was to wash the moose stink off us.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 5:29 PM on January 21, 2008


pregame? Is something else going on that weekend?
posted by Karmakaze at 6:53 PM on January 21, 2008


'Pregame' as in when you drink before going out to drink...I thought grabbing some dessert type snacks before Valentine's Day weekend hit qualified as sort of pregaming, ha.
posted by kkokkodalk at 7:01 PM on January 21, 2008


I'm in.
posted by Help, I can't stop talking! at 7:52 PM on January 21, 2008


I love Valentine's Day! I have already prepared a number of surprises for this meetup :-D You won't want to miss it!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:10 PM on January 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


I'm making a bright red, construction paper covered box, and I expect it to be filled with cards from this meetup. Comeon, MeFi, don't make me cry more than I normally do on this holiday.
posted by piratebowling at 8:45 PM on January 21, 2008


Cake you say? I'm there.
posted by Nathaniel W at 11:24 PM on January 21, 2008


The bar starts serving daily at 5 p.m.

I see why the meetup is at 6.
posted by cmgonzalez at 11:30 PM on January 21, 2008


I'm making a bright red, construction paper covered box, and I expect it to be filled with dick.
posted by hermitosis at 6:29 AM on January 22, 2008


Suck it or not, hermitosis.
posted by piratebowling at 6:33 AM on January 22, 2008


In!
posted by rmless at 1:16 PM on January 22, 2008


Awwwww. I'll be in Canada, freezing my ass off and thinking fondly of you guys getting all hepped up on sugar.
posted by pseudostrabismus at 10:06 PM on January 22, 2008


I'll be at the Compleat Strategist until 5 or 6 that day. I'll probably decide on the spot whether I'll go down to the meetup or just go home.
posted by Karmakaze at 5:43 AM on January 23, 2008


There will be presents for those who show up! Oh yes indeedy!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 3:28 PM on January 24, 2008 [1 favorite]


Presents? Hooray! Pink ipod nanos for everyone!
posted by mochapickle at 2:36 AM on January 25, 2008


Yes, please, I would like a pink iPod nano! :-D
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:21 AM on January 25, 2008 [1 favorite]


I'm bring valentines! The kind that come in a box with an extra big one for the teacher! Feel free to BYOV if you want!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 1:59 PM on January 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


Your trend of planning meetups the night before swim meets continues to disturb me with its prescience. Then again, it is early and involves cake...
posted by dame at 2:32 PM on January 26, 2008


The cake is a lie! Alas, I'm going to be out of town.
posted by muckster at 3:11 PM on January 26, 2008


You all sound like an absolute riot, and if I don't have to work (aah the life of a freelancer), I'm totally there for my first meetup!
posted by PaintMeRed9 at 9:29 AM on January 28, 2008


ARgh, I just found out I have to fly up for a meeting in NYC the 5-6th of February. I ALMOST got to come... : (

Guess I'll be in the hotel, jealous of you guys.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 10:10 AM on January 28, 2008


Come on, Unicorn on the cob! Stay an extra few days!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 1:23 PM on January 28, 2008 [1 favorite]


I'd love to, but as the trip is out of pocket and it takes awhile to be reimbursed, that can't happen (unless I win the lottery). Alas, I would if I could!!! Is there anything to do that's decent on a Tuesday night?
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 1:35 PM on January 28, 2008


In NYC? Nope. Everything's closed. :-(
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 2:03 PM on January 28, 2008 [1 favorite]


LOL. Droll, aren't you? : )
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 3:08 PM on January 28, 2008


Witty! I'm witty!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:09 PM on January 28, 2008 [1 favorite]


Going to try to make it also... :o)
posted by Mookbear at 11:50 PM on January 28, 2008


The stuff I ordered for the meetup arrived from Oriental Trading today. SO CUTE! Do not miss this meetup, or you will spend the rest of your life tortured by the regret.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 1:07 PM on January 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


I'm coordinating an appropriate outfit!!! ...please don't comment on this.
posted by kkokkodalk at 3:10 PM on January 29, 2008


I'm back in England then, but hope you all have a fine time.
posted by plep at 4:30 PM on January 29, 2008


Would I be unacceptably jocking your style by also making some sort of valentines, TPS? Would I?
posted by youarenothere at 12:39 PM on January 31, 2008


Of course not! It's a Valentine's meetup, everyone can/should/may bring Valentine cards!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 2:32 PM on January 31, 2008 [1 favorite]


I'll see if I can get lotusmonster to join me.
posted by billtron at 12:01 PM on February 2, 2008


I may be able to make this one.

And holy crap! Dame will be there? I haven't seen her in, like, 5000 million years.
posted by Afroblanco at 8:37 PM on February 3, 2008


Can I say hi? I don't smell funny or anything.
posted by Mikey-San at 3:59 PM on February 6, 2008


I cannot believe how many meetups there are on the sidebar. Hello, New York meetups are the most important! I'm going to request NYC meetups be bolded or put in red or flashing with glitter or something.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 11:25 AM on February 7, 2008 [2 favorites]


Bump.
posted by Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America at 8:48 PM on February 7, 2008


How's parking in the area? Looks like rather than being at the Strategist, I'll be at a baby shower in Brooklyn until 5. At that point, I'm driving, since my Brooklyn friends aren't quite close enough to mass transit for me.
posted by Karmakaze at 7:44 AM on February 8, 2008


Hmm, not sure any of the meetup regulars will be able to help re: parking, as I can't think of one person who owns a car.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:19 AM on February 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


Woo. Change in plans means I get to do valentine-y things with you all!
posted by langeNU at 9:01 PM on February 8, 2008


I love the Cake Shop! I will do my best to be there.
posted by the jam at 12:30 AM on February 9, 2008


Whoever I told that I would bring a camera if I did show up: sorry, I won't make it this time. Fond regards to everyone, see you all soon I hope.
posted by StickyCarpet at 11:09 AM on February 9, 2008


We're going to be "fashionably late", but we'll be there!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 2:13 PM on February 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


That is of course unless afternoon plans run way too long and leave you stranded for another hour till you can begin to make it back into nyc...
posted by langeNU at 2:17 PM on February 9, 2008


Those of you who didn't show missed receiving one of these valentines.
posted by Help, I can't stop talking! at 6:27 PM on February 9, 2008


Sorry I missed you. The baby shower ran long and I like my pregnant friend more than I like you guys.
posted by Karmakaze at 8:00 PM on February 9, 2008


We like her a lot, too; in fact, we're sad she didn't show up.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:41 PM on February 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


Unlabeled pictures are here because i'm too tired to do it. i'll fix them later.
posted by Stynxno at 9:50 PM on February 9, 2008


I showed up at 9pm and you guys weren't there. Do you all have, like, early bedtimes or something?
posted by Afroblanco at 10:57 PM on February 9, 2008


We went to Katz's (surprise!) around 8:30.
posted by brujita at 11:17 PM on February 9, 2008


I showed up, but I got scared and ran away without talking to anyone.
posted by Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America at 11:39 PM on February 9, 2008


You weren't that guy that showed up who we stared down, until he had to fake like he was walking to the record store in the back the whole time, were you?
posted by piratebowling at 5:30 AM on February 10, 2008


No, that wasn't me. I don't think anyone saw me.
posted by Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America at 9:01 AM on February 10, 2008


Great valentines and so great to see all of you! Next meetup will be a full day of cuddling. Mark your calendars.
posted by mochapickle at 9:49 AM on February 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


Sorry to have missed you, Afroblanco.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:01 AM on February 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


No, that wasn't me. I don't think anyone saw me.

I saw the guy she was talking about, and that guy was definitely one of us, because I don't think we're THAT good looking. So I'm pretty sure that was indeed you. I wish you would have stayed. I still have a Valentine bag and fat plastic hippo with your name on it!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:07 PM on February 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


Can I also say that I'm sad there are no pictures of rmless and I getting up and doing the "Soulja Boy" dance at Katz's? Video would have been even better; it would have captured the table next to us chiming in on the "YOOOOOOU" part.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:38 PM on February 10, 2008 [2 favorites]


I'm sad that I had to leave before that! My night consisted of the confusing ramblings of a drunken roommate who may or may not be heartbroken after a breakup. She's in London now and I couldn't manage to figure out the scenario before she took off.
posted by Help, I can't stop talking! at 5:46 AM on February 11, 2008


Ouch. So I guess she won't be getting her keys back any time soon?
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:37 AM on February 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


Actually, Pink brought up that the guy we stared down looked like Anthony Rapp, and I agreed whole-heartedly. While I'd like to think it was Mr. President Steve Guttenberg Bible trying to totally act like it wasn't him because it's just so hilarious if it's true, the Anthony Rapp thing made me think of another even funnier possibility: WHAT IF IT WAS ANTHONY RAPP? That would totally explain the weird knowing look and smile/smirk the guy shot us that made us stare him down in the first place. He was probably thinking, "These kids totally know who I am. Allll riiight." However we were all just wondering if it was another MeFite.
posted by kkokkodalk at 7:43 AM on February 11, 2008


Maybe he was H,ICST!'s roommate's boyfriend trying to work up the nerve to bring back H,ICST's roommate's keys...
posted by mochapickle at 8:17 AM on February 11, 2008


Oh, no. It's been over ten years since Rent opened, but I can still identify Anthony Rapp on sight. I saw him on the E train once. My Broadwaydar is pretty keen. That dude "looking for records" was totally a MeFite.
posted by Help, I can't stop talking! at 9:41 AM on February 11, 2008


You are a good-looking city, you are.

ThePinkSuperhero reminds me of Annabella Sciorra.
posted by loiseau at 6:50 PM on February 11, 2008


Awww, thanks.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:41 PM on February 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


I ended up having to work that night or I would have been there. Someday.
posted by Bookhouse at 8:25 PM on February 12, 2008


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