One last drink before the year dies December 15, 2008 3:59 PM   Subscribe

Are you one of the sad people who have to come back to the DMV to work on the 29th, 30th, and 31st (for half the goddamn day)? If so, how about an end-of-year meet-up in King Street, Alexandria or somewhere else on Blue/Orange Line (Eastern Market)?
posted by parmanparman to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:59 PM (72 comments total)

DTMFJ
posted by clearly at 4:20 PM on December 15, 2008


What's up with gas prices?
posted by dawson at 4:23 PM on December 15, 2008 [8 favorites]


Ooh, Eastern Market. I'm jealous now. Have one of those great empanadas and eat lots of free cheese samples for me.
posted by bardic at 4:30 PM on December 15, 2008


What's the deal with airline food?
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 4:45 PM on December 15, 2008


HI I'M FROM METAFILTER AND I COULD UNDERTHINK THE GEOGRAPHY OF MY MEETUP
posted by DU at 4:45 PM on December 15, 2008 [3 favorites]


Come, they told me (Parumpapaman).
posted by piratebowling at 4:49 PM on December 15, 2008 [17 favorites]


Okay, if that's in San Francisco, I would love to come up from San Jose for a meetup.
posted by UrineSoakedRube at 4:56 PM on December 15, 2008


Hey people look at the tags.
posted by oddman at 5:02 PM on December 15, 2008


Crap, when I looked at parmanparman's profile, it said that he was back from San Francisco, which I misread as back to San Francisco, for some reason. Sorry about that.

Also, suck my balls.
posted by UrineSoakedRube at 5:12 PM on December 15, 2008 [3 favorites]


Shut up, fatass
posted by KokuRyu at 5:19 PM on December 15, 2008 [1 favorite]


I love you guys and I'm glad you live nowhere near me
posted by desjardins at 5:26 PM on December 15, 2008


I'm movin'!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:57 PM on December 15, 2008


If I'm in the area, I will probably need non-relative time... but not involving Einstein, per se. Past social experience with physicists has been way too enlightening.
posted by woodway at 6:21 PM on December 15, 2008


I'm just here to inform you that the tag should say "TheOtherWashingtonYouKnowTheOneThatIsntEvenARealStateJustSomeDCThingy"

Also, if you're going to claim 2 states (plus the above), a year, and a season on your post, just go ahead and claim "people" and "stuff" too.

(actually I don't really have anything to say, I just haven't posted to a metatalk thread in quite some time, and was getting the shivers).
posted by qvantamon at 6:33 PM on December 15, 2008


Wow!

Actually, I have to go into the DMV in Alexandria on one of those dates exactly to get a renewal. Provided it's not the 31st (when I'll be heading up to NY) I'm down.
posted by Navelgazer at 6:37 PM on December 15, 2008


Is this something I'd have to have read page 143 section 14 paragraph b of the metafilter handbook to understand?
posted by scrump at 6:42 PM on December 15, 2008 [1 favorite]


Nah, suck my balls, it's just a DC-area meetup, though we does love us some rules and regulations around these parts.
posted by Navelgazer at 6:47 PM on December 15, 2008


My foot hurts like you wouldn't believe.
posted by jonmc at 6:48 PM on December 15, 2008


HI I'M ON METAFILTER AND I COULD OVERTHINK A SUCKING OF BALLS.
posted by middleclasstool at 6:48 PM on December 15, 2008


This is the sorriest excuse for a government office I've ever seen.

Next!
posted by item at 7:19 PM on December 15, 2008


Mr. Pterodactyl and I (as well as our friend who is staying with us) would certainly think about it, as we don't have anything going on. If anyone firms up plans, we might well show up (Take that, all my friends who say I can't make a decision or refrain from equivocating!). Keep in mind that we are naturally very shy (although we get less shy as we drink a lot, which we invariably do).

We live in Silver Spring, so the more Red Line accessible it is the happier we are.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 7:23 PM on December 15, 2008


Are you guys talking about my balls, suck be upon them?
posted by sanko at 7:26 PM on December 15, 2008


What is this unusual sucking sensation that be upon my balls?
posted by loquacious at 7:46 PM on December 15, 2008


No, but thanks for asking.
posted by pompomtom at 7:50 PM on December 15, 2008


I'll have to bring this "sucking of balls" thing up at the Boston meetup. What kind of ball-sucking equipment should I look for?
posted by not_on_display at 7:55 PM on December 15, 2008


I live near eastern market (obv) and would gladly have a drink with some intarnets. Keep me posted.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:01 PM on December 15, 2008


If it's the 29th or earlier I might be game.
posted by parudox at 8:25 PM on December 15, 2008


What kind of ball-sucking equipment should I look for?

Whistle if you need assistance. Just put your lips together and blow.
posted by piratebowling at 8:47 PM on December 15, 2008


What kind of ball-sucking equipment should I look for?

A bowling ball and a garden hose.
posted by pjern at 9:16 PM on December 15, 2008


I hope to be able to make it, to the meetup, probably not to any communal ball-sucking-related program activities.
posted by ibmcginty at 9:20 PM on December 15, 2008


You should really pick one date and one place. May I suggest January 20th at the park?
posted by iamkimiam at 10:21 PM on December 15, 2008


I'm having a meetup right over there in a few days. See ya there everyone!!!!!!!!!!
posted by Fuzzy Skinner at 11:03 PM on December 15, 2008


If it's before the 29th and inside the beltway I am totally there!
posted by blasdelf at 11:33 PM on December 15, 2008


I'm there if Patty and Selma Bouvier are.
posted by gman at 3:39 AM on December 16, 2008


somewhere else on Blue/Orange Line (Eastern Market)?

We live in Silver Spring, so the more Red Line accessible it is the happier we are.

I just wanted to let everyone know that if you go up or down those little staircases in the Metro station, there is a whole other Metro line! They go to entirely different parts of the area! It's amazing! It's like a whole new world!

I can show you the world
Shining, shimmering, splendid
Tell me, princess, now when did
You last let your heart decide?

I can open your eyes
Take you wonder by wonder
Over, sideways and under
On a magic carpet ride

A whole new world
A new fantastic point of view
No one to tell us no
Or where to go
Or say we're only dreaming

A whole new world
A dazzling place I never knew
But when I'm way up here
It's crystal clear
That now I'm in a whole new world with you
Now I'm in a whole new world with you...
posted by Pollomacho at 5:45 AM on December 16, 2008


I would like to get drunk with the people from the internet, please. Eastern Market works for me -- or maybe Penn Ave? We could go real classy with the Tune Inn, or downstairs with Sharkey at the 18th Amendment.
posted by Someone has just shot your horse! at 9:53 AM on December 16, 2008


Count me in, though I think Tune Inn's a little cramped and...linear for a large group. I would prefer the Eastern Market/Pennsylvania Southeast corridor, since it's so damned convenient to my office and home, but as long as it's near Metro, I'll survive.

I suppose this would be a good place to invite folks to the New Years Day brunch the MrsMoonPie and I are having. Good food, good drink, good company, in the vicinity of 15th and Constitution, NE. MeMail me your email address, and I'll put you on the evite.
posted by MrMoonPie at 10:08 AM on December 16, 2008


don't most people (who don't have nice plush jobs) have to work on the 26, 29, 30, and 31? or do i just have an especially sucktacular job? (we don't even get a half day on the 31).
posted by misanthropicsarah at 10:43 AM on December 16, 2008


The President just gave most of us Feds the 26th off, but, yeah, I do have to work the 29th, 30th, and 31st. I was figuring this would be after work, or at least late afternoon.

Hey, we could always go hang out with doctorschlock again, at his new location near Dupont Circle, on Tuesday the 30th.
posted by MrMoonPie at 11:07 AM on December 16, 2008


Americans spend too much time working.
posted by matthewr at 12:09 PM on December 16, 2008


Americans spend too much time working.

No shit, but try and convice my boss of that.
posted by Pollomacho at 12:19 PM on December 16, 2008


The foot pain I complained about last night? Long story short, I've been walking around on a stress fracture for a few weeks. Now I'm all casted and crutched up. On the plus side, I get a week off and the Percocet is kicking in niiiicely...
posted by jonmc at 12:36 PM on December 16, 2008


Americans spend too much time working.

You don't have to remind this consultant-to-a-Federal-department who works IN THE DISTRICT and just found out I'm officially not getting Inauguration Day off about that, thanks.

(But I'm not too far from Eastern Market and would love to sneak out of the office for a bit on the 29-31sttht.)
posted by kittyprecious at 1:10 PM on December 16, 2008


I nominate Tunnicliffs near Eastern Market.
posted by exogenous at 2:01 PM on December 16, 2008


I also nominate Tunnicliffs near Eastern Market on the night of the 30th. Good plan? All in?
posted by parmanparman at 2:57 PM on December 16, 2008


I think I can do that. Plus I like Tunnicliffs.
posted by Navelgazer at 4:07 PM on December 16, 2008


Sounds like a plan. I can get there by 6.
posted by MrMoonPie at 4:24 PM on December 16, 2008


Cool. I submitted it to the sidebar. I should be able to make it by 7:00 or so. Don't put them out of fish & chips before I get there!
posted by exogenous at 4:56 PM on December 16, 2008


Wordup.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 6:08 AM on December 17, 2008


I'm the tall guy with the faraway look in this photo--if I'm sitting down, look for the guy with the ponytail who'd probably be tall if he were standing up.
posted by MrMoonPie at 6:48 AM on December 17, 2008


I'm the tall guy with the faraway look in this photo--if I'm sitting down, look for the guy with the ponytail who'd probably be tall if he were standing up.

Is that my wife in the background?
posted by Pollomacho at 9:16 AM on December 17, 2008


Is that me in the background?
posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:18 AM on December 17, 2008


On preview, looks like I probably shouldn't come out in case Pollomacho knows Karate.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:18 AM on December 17, 2008


Nope, just ka-razy.
posted by Pollomacho at 9:49 AM on December 17, 2008 [1 favorite]


I was just surprized she liked pool that much.
posted by Pollomacho at 9:50 AM on December 17, 2008


Count me in.
posted by djb at 11:07 AM on December 17, 2008


I should be able to make it as my flights were rejiggered.
posted by blasdelf at 8:53 PM on December 17, 2008


Will be there baring liver related emergency.
posted by Someone has just shot your horse! at 11:25 AM on December 18, 2008


I will also be at work in the DMZ, I mean, the DMV, that day, so I'll try to make it.
posted by footnote at 4:46 PM on December 18, 2008


I'll try to come, but I'll be introducing a new cat to our existing cat that day...if things don't go swimmingly I may have to pass.

Because they'll have torn me to shreds.
posted by Kadin2048 at 1:35 AM on December 27, 2008


I won't be able to join the fun
posted by woodway at 2:20 PM on December 27, 2008


I am a positive maybe. Currently it looks like I will only be able to make it early and depart early, which works in a way because the holiday spirit compels me to treat MrMoonPie to a drink or two.
posted by peeedro at 10:22 PM on December 27, 2008


I will totally be there by 6:15, at the latest. I could easily be there earlier, if anyone wants me to be.
posted by MrMoonPie at 4:54 PM on December 28, 2008


See you then, you big galoot.
posted by peeedro at 10:49 PM on December 28, 2008


I should be there around 6:30, although publicly announcing that is historically the surest way to guarantee that something will prevent me from making it.
posted by gsteff at 7:25 AM on December 30, 2008


I've been called in to work, so I will not make it tonight. Sorry bout that.
posted by peeedro at 11:58 AM on December 30, 2008


Totally forgot. I am dumb. Hope you're all having a ball.
posted by ibmcginty at 7:20 PM on December 30, 2008


It was fun to share a 3-way pound with Navelgazer and parmanparman over the mutual recognition that a problem was a Chinese Room isomorphism.
posted by blasdelf at 7:57 PM on December 30, 2008


You no-shows totally missed the best DC meetup evah. In attendance: MrMoonPie, blasdelf, parman parman, djb, exogenous, Navelgazer + companion, Potomac Avenue, gsteff

blasdelf, you guys must have been talking some heavy shit over at that end of the table. Our end was more about interstate booty calls.
posted by exogenous at 8:01 PM on December 30, 2008


That was a really fun meet-up. Sorry for the confusion over the bills. I think we got it all together. Next time we'll find the value drink spot in SE or NE.
posted by parmanparman at 2:57 AM on December 31, 2008


Much fun, all, though without pictures, how can we prove it?
posted by MrMoonPie at 7:01 AM on December 31, 2008


I took DNA samples from you all so I'll post pictures of your clones in 6-8 months.

Your tiny tiny clones.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:36 PM on January 1, 2009


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