LA October meetup? September 17, 2008 10:44 AM   Subscribe

I'll be in LA between October 9 to 16 and I'd like to get together. I won't be free the 9th and 11th, but the other days up to the 15th are good.
posted by brujita to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:44 AM (48 comments total)

Los Angeles is a big city. Any idea what part of LA you're thinking would be ideal for your meetup?
posted by Parasite Unseen at 3:32 PM on September 17, 2008


The last time I was here we had Ethiopian on Fairfax. I'm staying in Sherman Oaks this time, but I'm renting a car and can go anywhere: over the hill, Pasadena, Santa Monica......I'd like it again to be at a place which serves food.
posted by brujita at 8:25 PM on September 17, 2008


Casa Bianca Pizza or the Sportsmen's Lodge are my first two picks.
posted by brujita at 2:06 PM on September 19, 2008


Casa Bianca has a limit of 16, so I'm calling Sportsmen's Lodge at 7 on October 14th. If anyone has another suggestion, I'm welcome to it.
posted by brujita at 10:32 PM on September 20, 2008


Uh, there's a bug which isn't letting me add this to the meetup sidebar....
posted by brujita at 10:36 PM on September 20, 2008


I'm a big fan of the Sportsmen's Lodge, but you'll probably see a better turn out if you do it on a weekend. I think JussTuss plays on Fridays, which is an added, er, bonus.
posted by katillathehun at 2:56 PM on September 21, 2008


I'm going to a wedding on the 11th and my uncle is having a break-the-fast for Yom Kippur on the 9th, which are the reason why those days are out.
posted by brujita at 9:30 PM on September 21, 2008


Oops. I got the impression from your post that the 9th and 11th were out but not the 10th. My bad.
posted by katillathehun at 9:54 PM on September 21, 2008


I can do the 10th if that's what everyone prefers, but I'll have been running around all day getting last-minute stuff done.
posted by brujita at 10:39 PM on September 21, 2008


I live right up the street from the Lodge and it's great, so I'm pretty much fine for whenever, though I don't imagine there would be much turnout for a weeknight 818 meetup.
posted by dhammond at 4:56 PM on September 22, 2008


Are there Valley snobs here? I was raised in 91607. ;-P


I remember about 12 or so showed up during the middle of the week last time I was here and I'd love to see everyone again.
posted by brujita at 10:48 PM on September 22, 2008


I'm down for whatever, whenever!
posted by carsonb at 11:09 AM on September 23, 2008


Are there Valley snobs here?

Hmmmm...seems like there are valley snobs everywhere.
posted by dhammond at 4:01 PM on September 23, 2008


Again, calling the 14th....if that's not convenient for some, the next time I'm in town (which might be in a few months; there's an upcoming exhibit at LACMA I'd like to see) I'll plan for a weekend.
posted by brujita at 8:33 PM on September 23, 2008


Being there for JussTuss is sort of a MeFi meetup tradition, but then I am a sentimental fool.
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 5:29 PM on September 24, 2008


I'm not a Valley snob, I think the non-valley areas are nice too.
posted by mullingitover at 5:32 PM on September 24, 2008


Oh and I'm also a short bike ride away from the Sportsmen's Lodge. I'm down for the cause pretty much any time.
posted by mullingitover at 5:38 PM on September 24, 2008


The 14th is perfect for me. How about 7pm?
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 9:40 AM on September 25, 2008


Oh, yes. 7. My psychic powers don't adequately cover for my inability to read a whole thread.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 9:42 AM on September 25, 2008


Will we need to make a reservation or can we just walk in?
posted by brujita at 5:18 AM on October 1, 2008


I wish I could make it, but I just can't make it. Ambrosia Voyeur will have to represent me. Dammit, why haven't I built that telepresence robot yet? It would pay for itself in bar-drink avoidance.
posted by contraption at 10:39 AM on October 1, 2008


*daydreams happily about guzzling cheap gin alone in the dark with VR goggles and a headset on*
posted by contraption at 10:41 AM on October 1, 2008


Reservations are not necessary. I will try to make it depending on how late my Tuesday night class runs and how much energy I have remaining.
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 10:57 AM on October 1, 2008


We will see what the budget says when we get a bit closer.
posted by Space Kitty at 12:11 PM on October 2, 2008


Oh just come! I'll buy you a beer and share my cheese fries if that's what it takes.
posted by mullingitover at 1:07 AM on October 4, 2008


... awww. thanks!
posted by Space Kitty at 1:37 PM on October 9, 2008


Thin Lizzy and I would love to make it, but we'll be in Big Sur. Have fun.
posted by Bookhouse at 8:23 AM on October 10, 2008


Yay!
posted by miss lynnster at 12:45 PM on October 10, 2008


I've never been to the Sportsmen's Lodge, what with it being in the Valley and all. I live like two minutes from the other end of Laurel Canyon. How bad will the traffic on Laurel Canyon be that close to rush hour? I usually try to time trips over the hills well away from congestion.
posted by Justinian at 5:30 PM on October 12, 2008


It's not bad. 20 minutes is a reasonable estimate.
posted by mullingitover at 7:24 PM on October 13, 2008


Looks like I'm going to have to skip this one. I've got too much to do before I go out of town for the weekend. But take pictures, people! You heard me!
posted by katillathehun at 9:54 PM on October 13, 2008


How bad will the traffic on Laurel Canyon be that close to rush hour?

It will probably take about 35-50 minutes.
posted by dhammond at 11:25 PM on October 13, 2008


So I was hoping to make this, but I have a crapload of work to get done because I'm heading out of town later in the week. I will probably be at work until at least 8 tonight, so regretfully, I'll have to pass :-(

Have fun at the Lodge...I'm sure y'all will have a good time!
posted by dhammond at 4:55 PM on October 14, 2008


Had vague thoughts of it, but srsly, my new work schedule basically kills weeknights for me if it's not on the west side.
posted by klangklangston at 6:29 PM on October 14, 2008


I got here in 25 minutes from USC. It's a charmed life. Hey look, Twain's! I ate and promptly unate eggs benedict there once.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 6:54 PM on October 14, 2008


so I'm here and yet los: the restaurant is closed and for cocktails I was directed to the pool bar... I'm in the hotel lobby, classing it up.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 7:02 PM on October 14, 2008


Oh, crap! I just got here too and found out. I'll wait in the lobby for about half an hour and put my cell number in my profile.


PLEASE NOTE:

This is not a smart phone; I can only be called and texted.

I have long curly hair and am wearing a purple shirt , black denim jacket and navy pants.
posted by brujita at 7:08 PM on October 14, 2008


Sorry - I just barely got home and am not making it back out again. Hope everyone was able to meet up!
posted by Space Kitty at 8:02 PM on October 14, 2008


DAMN! I went too. Asked around and was told you guys might be at the pool bar so I walked back to it. I saw a few people sitting there and a few in the restaurant, but didn't recognize anyone and it was kind of dark and... uhhh... I didn't want to just walk up to total strangers and say, "Uhhh hiii. I'm uhhh, miss lynnster. Do you know me? Noooo?" Leastwise not without a drink in me first. :)

Anyhow, I wasn't sure what to do and I live pretty close so I just went home. Bummer! :(
posted by miss lynnster at 8:25 PM on October 14, 2008


Sorry I couldn't make it--the person who was supposed to come look at my apartment at 8 ended up flaking because there is only one bathroom in this two bedroom apartment. Eh, what can you do?
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 8:49 PM on October 14, 2008


Damn indeed. We canvassed random strangers to see if they were from Metafilter, but they just looked at us like we were cult members. Brujita, J and I were in the diner hoping that some peeps would find us, but to no avail. Finally DaShiv rolled in as Brujita and I were about to leave, and we ended up staying out and going to Jerry's Deli for booze and mozzarella sticks.

Do-over, anyone?
posted by mullingitover at 12:15 AM on October 15, 2008


Darnit! I peeped into the restaurant but just wasn't confident enough to go in there. DaShiv must've not shown up yet 'cuz I would've definitely recognized him.

A do-over is definitely requested. Can we still have it on this side of the hill?
posted by miss lynnster at 12:24 AM on October 15, 2008


miss lynnster writes "Can we still have it on this side of the hill?"

Fine with me! I hear North Hollywood is a cool place...
posted by mullingitover at 12:34 AM on October 15, 2008


Yrrr, miss lynnster! Sorry for the mix-up. Ambrosia Voyeur must have been walking out while I was making my last post in the business center. I caught up with mullingitover and jmhodges, we looked and couldn't find anyone in the pool bar, then got settled in the coffee shop. I went back to the restaurant and asked the hostess to let anyone who showed up know where we were...but it must have been after you left.

Do-over, yes! I want to come see the Hearst exhibit at LACMA when it opens in a few months.

Wonderful to meet jmhodges and see mullingitover and DaShiv again! Pictures to come when I get home.
posted by brujita at 12:50 AM on October 15, 2008


Aw, I gave up way too soon!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 7:53 AM on October 15, 2008


Damn! I slept through it. Got home and just crashed. I'm up for a do-over though.
posted by carsonb at 9:46 PM on October 15, 2008


Meetup pix of DaShiv? That's like eating a tongue sandwich!
posted by StickyCarpet at 7:59 AM on October 18, 2008


Which are BOTH a pleasure!
posted by brujita at 11:46 PM on October 18, 2008


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