mathowie, mullacc, SassHat, and ColdChef is coming to WarmL.A.!
May 18, 2009 4:44 PM   Subscribe

Los Angeles Mefites, your attention please: We are about to be visited by one of Metafilter's most distinguished gentlemen. Please join us on Thursday, June 11, to welcome ColdChef to the City of Angels, and make this evening of LA-meets-L.A. a meetup to remember!

I'm proposing Farmer's Market on 3rd for a few reasons: ColdChef must experience it anyway while he's in town; it's close to a number of other sights he might conceivably be visiting during the day; it's got a wide selection of food and drink to make everyone happy.

What say you, good Angelenos?
posted by scody to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:44 PM (135 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

I'll be flying in that day as well. Are we talking the actual farmer's market in Santa Monica or is there some crazy bar now called Farmer's Market I've never heard of?
posted by mathowie (staff) at 4:46 PM on May 18, 2009


75 years is pretty old for Los Angeles establishments...

I think I take a final earlier that day, so I'll definitely be up a drink or two.
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 4:50 PM on May 18, 2009


I'll also be in town, so count me in.
posted by mullacc at 4:53 PM on May 18, 2009


I can't pass up the opportunity to meet this ColdChef fellow. Also, this "mathowie" character sounds like an interesting person.

I'm in.
posted by eyeballkid at 4:54 PM on May 18, 2009


Mathowie! w00t! I know I say "awesome" entirely too much, but: AWESOME.

Fairfax & 3rd it is. What time should the gathering start? 7:00?
posted by scody at 4:57 PM on May 18, 2009


Yay! I'm looking forward to experiencing some real Los Angeles culture! One question: should I dress as a Crip or a Blood? I'm partial to red, but blue brings out my eyes.
posted by ColdChef at 4:59 PM on May 18, 2009 [1 favorite]


Are we talking the actual farmer's market in Santa Monica or is there some crazy bar now called Farmer's Market I've never heard of?

The Farmer's Market in question is neither a bar nor a real farmer's market. It's chief (perhaps only) virtue is that it is within walking distance of scody's place of employment. It is, in essence, the (historically significant, granted) food court of a giant outdoor mall.
posted by Parasite Unseen at 5:02 PM on May 18, 2009


I'm going to come right out and apologize now for how snarky and unproductive that last comment of mine was. I'm sure we'll have a lovely time, as the company will be good. Scody, my apologies for being such an obnoxious little shit about the location. It's actually a very practical place for a group of our potential size.
posted by Parasite Unseen at 5:04 PM on May 18, 2009


Sure, apology accepted. (And does it count as a "food court" if the mall in question came along 65 years after the market was built?) Parking can be a little bit of a pain, but the north lot usually has spaces even if the main one is full.
posted by scody at 5:13 PM on May 18, 2009


May I humbly suggest that the title for this post be changed to "mathowie, mullacc, SassHat, and ColdChef are coming to WarmLA", and perhaps the interest in a meetup will increase fourfold?
posted by ColdChef at 5:14 PM on May 18, 2009 [1 favorite]


title for this post be changed to "mathowie, mullacc, SassHat, and ColdChef are coming to WarmLA"

Admin and Guest of Honor, please hope me!
posted by scody at 5:25 PM on May 18, 2009


Awesome!
posted by klangklangston at 5:27 PM on May 18, 2009


The mall food court comparison is unfair, it's an awesome food court that is virtually free of chain restaurants and your food looks like this or possibly this.
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 5:28 PM on May 18, 2009


For an even greater increase in interest, you might want to make that "mathowie, mullacc, SassHat, and ColdChef are coming to WarmLA and dersins is not."
posted by dersins at 5:29 PM on May 18, 2009 [2 favorites]


Oh.
Hell.
Yeah.
posted by Space Kitty at 5:33 PM on May 18, 2009


See?
posted by dersins at 5:39 PM on May 18, 2009


I travel five thousand miles to LA and manage to miss a ColdChef + mathowie meetup by a week? Gah!
posted by matthewr at 5:40 PM on May 18, 2009


It is, in essence, the (historically significant, granted) food court of a giant outdoor mall.

I'm not sure whether this is referring to the Farmer's Market or to Los Angeles in its entirety. (Am I still allowed to make fun of L.A., even though I live here?)
posted by The World Famous at 5:52 PM on May 18, 2009 [2 favorites]


So I am in L.A. right now, and it appears I will continue to be so until ColdChef comes down, so I will hopefully at the meetup.

Also it is starting to look like I will be moving down here eventually, but I will be around for the next 4 weeks or so for sure. (I even got my new business cards today, woo).
posted by mrzarquon at 5:53 PM on May 18, 2009


I'll take your 5,000 miles & raise you another 1,700 - will also miss it my a week, otherwise I'd be there with my vikings on!
posted by MatJ at 5:56 PM on May 18, 2009


mathowie, mullacc, SassHat, and ColdChef are coming to WarmLA

COLDCHEF SASSHATTING YOU ALL WITH MULLACCED WINE IN HOWIEFORNIA
In theaters June 11th

Oh yeaaaaaah. Front row seats.
posted by katillathehun at 6:02 PM on May 18, 2009 [3 favorites]


Wait . . . you mean we can have PANCAKES while visiting with ColdChef and Mathowie? TRIPLE PLAY!
posted by 6:1 at 6:06 PM on May 18, 2009


Ugh, I have a gig that night up in Burbank. Maybe I'll swing by if peeps are still there around 10 or so.
posted by the_bone at 6:29 PM on May 18, 2009


Oh, I'm in. And if we're at the Farmer's Market (note for clarity: this is not the one in Santa Monica, it's the one on Fairfax/3rd), then I only have one word for you all: LOTERIA. Their chiles rellenos could make a grown woman cry with happiness.
posted by Asparagirl at 7:22 PM on May 18, 2009


Their chiles rellenos could make a grown woman cry with happiness.

I'll be right there weeping for joy along with you. And don't forget the chicken mole tacos! And the nopalitos! And fried plantains! And...

*passes out*
posted by scody at 7:49 PM on May 18, 2009


Is this anywhere near the train station? if that is the case I can walk from my hut in SLO.
posted by hortense at 7:59 PM on May 18, 2009


Union Station train station? Not really. It's probably 10 miles away. But, there's probably some combo of buses that will close that gap for you. Metro.net, directions from Union Station to 3rd/Fairfax
posted by hwyengr at 8:43 PM on May 18, 2009


Well, this just might have to be my first MeFi meetup. Sounds great!
posted by OolooKitty at 8:46 PM on May 18, 2009


I should be able to make it. Huzzah!
posted by dhammond at 8:46 PM on May 18, 2009


Take good caaaare of my CoooooldCheeeeef
Be just as kind as you can beeeeee
And if you should discover that you don't really loooove him
Please send my CooooldChef back HOOOOOOOOOME toooooo meeeeeeee
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:50 PM on May 18, 2009 [2 favorites]


I might just have to come to this.

And the Farmer's Market is NOT a food court, it's a priceless historical landmark.

Strongest "Old People" smell west of Mississippi.
posted by drjimmy11 at 9:00 PM on May 18, 2009


Wow, namechecked in a meetup thread. I feel so fancy.

/sasses accordingly
posted by SassHat at 9:07 PM on May 18, 2009


I'll try to make it. So, fair warning, I guess. :)
posted by blenderfish at 9:15 PM on May 18, 2009


I would like to add that Jordan (of Jordan, Jesse Go) is performing in his sketch troupe that night at the UCB at 8pm. I know some of the MaxFunCon attendees were going to try to go to that, not sure if anyone from mefi was planning on going to that?
posted by SassHat at 9:17 PM on May 18, 2009


d'oh!
posted by Space Kitty at 9:20 PM on May 18, 2009


I am so jealous and upset that I don't have a private jet to fly out to that other coast over there.

Have fun, all!
posted by yhbc at 9:21 PM on May 18, 2009


Look for me among the mangoes.

I've been wanting to check out the "postmodern architecture" of The Grove (right there I understand) as well. Simulacralicious!

hortense, if you make it down to Ventura, I can deliver you the rest of the way.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 9:21 PM on May 18, 2009


Trigger finger on posting, there. It's past my bedtime. What I was trying to say is, maybe the timing of the meetup could be arranged so that MaxFunNerds can do both things? Is that crazy?
posted by SassHat at 9:23 PM on May 18, 2009


I love the Farmer's Market. It lets people who sully themselves with Demon Rum get their drink on while those of us who prefer to sully ourselves with Malaysian food, crepes, tacos and horchatas do our less boozy thing. Also, the Grove cracks me up.
posted by Bookhouse at 9:24 PM on May 18, 2009


Okay, let's say the gathering starts at 7:00, and I'll sidebar this sucker. The tables around Loteria and the beer/wine bar are probably a good central place to aim to congregate.
posted by scody at 10:05 PM on May 18, 2009


And the Farmer's Market is NOT a food court

It's also not a farmers' market.
posted by dersins at 10:20 PM on May 18, 2009


Woo, nice! Count me in! Guess I'll pass on heading up to the bay area a day early for a grad ceremony. This sounds worth it.
posted by liquoredonlife at 10:32 PM on May 18, 2009


How late is the farmer's market open? I'm off work at 9, and can be there shortly thereafter...
posted by carsonb at 11:35 PM on May 18, 2009


I think the farmer's market closes at 9. Should we also pick a place to adjourn to after dinner?
posted by speicus at 12:44 AM on May 19, 2009


I thought maybe I'd pluck up the courage to come to a meetup in prep for the Big 10, but this conglomeration of 'awesomeness' sounds even more intimidating.
posted by sweetmarie at 7:53 AM on May 19, 2009


Oh man, I could go for some Brazilian food sold by the pound...

This has the makings of a possible attendance by me as well!
posted by mzurer at 4:23 PM on May 19, 2009


I'm totally down for this.
posted by Thin Lizzy at 4:36 PM on May 19, 2009


Should we also pick a place to adjourn to after dinner?

Good thought. If we want to stay in the neighborhood, there's Canter's (and the Kibitz Room) to the north on Fairfax, and Tom Bergin's to the south. Don't know how crowded either would be on a Thursday evening after 9:00.
posted by scody at 4:57 PM on May 19, 2009


I teach a class that night, but would love to join if the group will be out after 9pm.
posted by effluvia at 6:01 PM on May 19, 2009


Wish I was going to Loteria with you guys. The one-of-every-kind-of-taco plate is amazing.
posted by matildaben at 10:20 AM on May 20, 2009


I've only signed up this May 7, but I've lurked for years and years, I promise! Can I also come?
posted by VikingSword at 6:15 PM on May 20, 2009


That depends-- are you a literal or figurative VikingSword?
posted by dersins at 6:17 PM on May 20, 2009


I have long since given up the Viking sword - in other words, I've been in LA for over 20 years, hailing from Sweden originally.

Also, it would give me a chance to pay Matt the $5 I owe him, or at least buy him a drink (I don't do paypal).
posted by VikingSword at 6:21 PM on May 20, 2009


Wow, loteria is run by a very good family friend. It's so delicious! I'm going to be in LA but will just miss the meetup. Have fun!
posted by barnone at 7:09 AM on May 21, 2009


Um I'm sorry, ColdChef is ours you can't have him! :)
posted by radioamy at 8:41 AM on May 21, 2009


I think I should be able to make this one. I was planning to take that week off anyway.
posted by willnot at 3:42 PM on May 21, 2009


I look forward to meeting most of you.
posted by ColdChef at 6:05 PM on May 21, 2009


I don't. This will not stop me from getting drunk and flirting with you all, however.
posted by SassHat at 7:42 PM on May 21, 2009


It's also not a farmers' market.

Bull pucky. They have some awesome produce and food markets in there. Farm Boy is one of my favorite places to buy fruit and vegetables, they've got stuff fresh from the grower and cheaper than Trader Joe's. Now that I live in 818 I've found Farm Boy's Sherman Oaks location and go there at least once a week, but I first discovered their awesomeness when I was in Farmer's Market.
posted by miss lynnster at 8:15 AM on May 22, 2009


I'm actually looking forward to braving the crosstown traffic and delurking in person for once.
posted by ApathyGirl at 2:10 PM on May 25, 2009


Bull pucky. They have some awesome produce and food markets in there. Farm Boy is one of my favorite places to buy fruit and vegetables, they've got stuff fresh from the grower and cheaper than Trader Joe's.

Not trying to start an argument here (honest!), but as awesome a produce market as it may be, what you are describing is not a farmers' market. At a farmers' market, you actually buy directly from the individual grower or farmer, not from a a shop (or stall) where "they've got stuff fresh from the grower." It's really not the same same. I have relatives who are actual farmers in southern California, and they kind of scoff at the idea of the "Farmer's Market" being an actual farmers' market. (Instead they sell at the Hollywood/Sunset market and Santa Monica, which are real, actual farmers' markets.)
posted by dersins at 9:57 PM on May 25, 2009


Oh man. I hope for a dry run meetup before the 10th anniversary and I get a Legends of Meta tour stop. I will be there.
posted by zinc saucier at 4:42 PM on May 26, 2009


Bummed - leaving LA on the 9th.

It's like the planet's are aligning, and I'm missing out.
posted by blahblah at 8:40 PM on May 26, 2009


I will be able to make the meeting at 9pm.

I would like to recommend the Academy of Motion Picture Sciences show to my fellow Angelenos and esteemed visitors(www.oscars.org). They will be hosting an original show of over 400 cels from the Anime genre, including Yugioh, Dragon Ball, Akira, and many other notable works. The show is free, very professional and open between 10am and 5pm in Beverly Hills.

See you at Loteria.
posted by effluvia at 2:51 PM on May 29, 2009


Effluvia, note that Farmer's Market closes at 9, so you may not be able to catch us at Loteria if you arrive later than that. For that reason, we should still consider figuring out a place to adjourn post-market. Canter's?
posted by scody at 3:43 PM on May 29, 2009


Thanks for responding to my post, scody. I will be there at seven! No way Canter's over Loteria! ;)
posted by effluvia at 5:02 PM on May 29, 2009


Not trying to start an argument here (honest!), but as awesome a produce market as it may be, what you are describing is not a farmers' market. At a farmers' market, you actually buy directly from the individual grower or farmer, not from a a shop (or stall) where "they've got stuff fresh from the grower." It's really not the same same. I have relatives who are actual farmers in southern California, and they kind of scoff at the idea of the "Farmer's Market" being an actual farmers' market. (Instead they sell at the Hollywood/Sunset market and Santa Monica, which are real, actual farmers' markets.)

That's true. And that's what it was when I was a kid. Now you have to go to the valley for that and Farm Boy is as close as you're going to get other than the weekly FM circuit.
posted by miss lynnster at 1:15 PM on May 30, 2009


Thursday? Hmm. I dunno if I can make it over the hill at that hour on a weekday. And maybe if I do I'll just buzz around the restaurant on my scooter glaring at you through the windows (and my stiggish white helmet) -- but maybe i'll come in and be friendly. Glad you finally got things settled, Scoby, well done sir.
posted by davejay at 3:14 AM on May 31, 2009


I'm glad effluvia can make it earlier. I'd love to come early too, but can't alter my schedule so easily. So, a post-loteria location would still be appreciated. No need, of course, to decide ahead of time, as long as I can count on those of you who've got my phone to keep me updated the night of...?
posted by carsonb at 4:35 PM on May 31, 2009


For the GPS/google map inclined who have never been there (sheepishly raising hand)-

6333 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90036
posted by liquoredonlife at 6:39 PM on June 1, 2009


That's the night of the Downtown LA Art Walk, and while the galleries close around 9 or 10, the revelry continues until late for anyone looking for a post-FM destination. Sorry to miss ColdChef, but I'll be working the Hippodrome shuttle from 6-10pm. Anyone for buttermilk pancakes, eggs sardou and sidecars at the Pacific Dining Car, 10:30ish?
posted by Scram at 10:30 AM on June 3, 2009


Some semi LA related news:

I am moving here, officially (I am staying here right now on behalf of my company, and I will be at the meetup) sometime in July. So anyone looking for a roommate with two cats, in the 310?
posted by mrzarquon at 5:13 PM on June 4, 2009


FWIW locals--if you are a member of KCRW don't forget your card for a discount at Loteria!
posted by 6:1 at 4:45 PM on June 6, 2009


Err...so I will also be in town for work.
posted by iamabot at 6:04 PM on June 8, 2009


Just a note to say we went to Loteria in Hollywood last week and the jalapeno margaritas? Were unreal delicious. See you all Thursday!
posted by Space Kitty at 7:59 PM on June 8, 2009


Los Angeles MetaFiltarians: something feel different today? Is there a slight crackle in the atmosphere? A faint whiff of cajun spices? I have landed. I am in your city. Beware.
posted by ColdChef at 2:38 PM on June 9, 2009


I KNEW IT. I could feel it in the air! There is zydeco on the wind!
posted by scody at 2:55 PM on June 9, 2009


If you smell maple tomorrow morning it's just my Canadian ass landing. Don't be alarmed.
posted by SassHat at 6:00 PM on June 9, 2009


We've had unbelievably weird weather for June as of late. I wouldn't be surprised if Storm from X-Men decided to crash this shindig.
posted by liquoredonlife at 7:02 PM on June 9, 2009


ColdChef walks (well, drives; it is LA) among us!

I'm in. See you Thursday.
posted by mogget at 9:19 PM on June 9, 2009


I'm there.
posted by infinitywaltz at 7:23 PM on June 10, 2009


Me & AmbrosiaVoyeur at the Getty today.
posted by ColdChef at 7:47 PM on June 10, 2009


Oooh! Me! Me! I'm coming too.
posted by Dilemma at 9:16 PM on June 10, 2009


This looks like it's gonna be a pretty good turnout. I guess I'll wear the clean t-shirt.
posted by eyeballkid at 3:48 PM on June 11, 2009


Coldchef, we'll have to take you for the Farmer's Market's chocolate-filled "beignets." They make my girlfriend's a'splode with confusion and rage, and she's only visited New Orleans once, so I can't even imagine how you'll react to them. (They're not a bad dessert, in any case, they're just not beignets.)
posted by infinitywaltz at 4:23 PM on June 11, 2009


I'm still at a client site, however I should be able to make my way there once this wraps up in the next hour hopefully.
posted by mrzarquon at 5:10 PM on June 11, 2009


Last minute schedule changes are preventing me from making it, blast it all.
posted by The World Famous at 5:49 PM on June 11, 2009


In case I can make it late, is there a definitive after-9:00 location?
posted by The World Famous at 5:58 PM on June 11, 2009


Not yet. I assume we'll have at least one person more technologically advanced than I at the meetup who will have Metafilter access (perhaps via this newfangled "eye-fone" I keep hearing about and that the young people seem to like so much, along with those damn video games and the grunge music), so hopefully we can post an update. Alternatively, I can text you (I am just hip enough to be able to do that), if that works for you... memail me your cell #.
posted by scody at 6:11 PM on June 11, 2009


Dear Husband (also a MeFite) and I will be coming a bit late, maybe 8:00. See you all there.
posted by Asparagirl at 6:37 PM on June 11, 2009


We are in front of the French crepe company
posted by mrzarquon at 7:08 PM on June 11, 2009


I won't be there til around 8... give or take. I will gravitate towards the French crepe company...
posted by miss lynnster at 7:21 PM on June 11, 2009


ONMYWAY!
posted by klangklangston at 7:32 PM on June 11, 2009


I am the location liaison to Carsonb! Nobody else can text him like I can! I'm preferred!! Hooraaay!

I'll be there soon for date crepe!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 7:49 PM on June 11, 2009


hot.
posted by carsonb at 8:03 PM on June 11, 2009


I had fun at the Meetup. I think someone offered me a pilot next fall. Does that have something to do with airplanes?
posted by ColdChef at 12:21 AM on June 12, 2009


I wish I'd have taken more pictures. There were tons of people there, but I forgot to document it.
posted by ColdChef at 12:26 AM on June 12, 2009


So much fun! OMG. One of the BEST. L.A. MEETUPS. EVER!!!!!!!!!!1one!
posted by scody at 12:29 AM on June 12, 2009


That was fun, it was great to meet everyone. Like a nerd, I usually just sit in one corner and get to know three people near me really well and never get to meet the other 15 but this time I made an effort to try and talk to as many people as I could and what do you know, it was much better! Everyone in LA is awesome.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 1:06 AM on June 12, 2009


Although I'm mad at Carsonb for sneaking off to sleep while I was in the can, I will-- okay I already-- forgive him. Since I'm already mad at CC for not being out here to be my bff all the time... And at Matt too. Hi Matt! I like him! Pls cm bk 2 la thx xoxox

Aww best LA meetup evar indEED

Have fun at maxipad nerd club or whatever, y'all. Trust me about the "I never" in the hot tubs!!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 1:07 AM on June 12, 2009


Seriously! Fabulous time. Awesome seeing everyone and meeting new folks. God, tomorrow at work is gonna suck.
posted by Space Kitty at 1:07 AM on June 12, 2009


Assballs! I missed it...
posted by spiderskull at 3:26 AM on June 12, 2009


Yeah, that set the bar pretty high for the 10th Party. I can now say that mathowie has bought me an alcohol-free blackberry mojito, which may be a unique claim.
posted by Bookhouse at 7:50 AM on June 12, 2009


Nice meeting you folks and really cool venue. I was that guy with the camera. It arrived via UPS yesterday and more or less threw the thing together with a cheapo lens filter (Hoya SMC via USPS today please!) before arriving. So half the time I was figuring out how to use it while being way too amazed at how fast it focused. Needless to say, the pictures aren't anything to write home about.

So here are those pics - Not even half way through June and it looks like I need to buck up and go flickr pro.
posted by liquoredonlife at 8:09 AM on June 12, 2009


Aghghghhghg, I had the date wrong, I thought this was next week.

I believe you are all lying and this was a terrible meetup. Otherwise I will be very sad.
posted by Justinian at 8:27 AM on June 12, 2009


So awesome to meet so many of you and drink beers. Also, Jena!!! would like me to inform all of her new friends that (a)yes, she will be getting a Metafilter account, and (b) if you heard her say anything about watching The Hills, it's only because she's fascinated by how they make Hollywood look so clean and sparkly when it's actually so dull and dingy-looking in real life. Better yet, she doesn't watch that show at all! Never has! You must have heard wrong!
posted by infinitywaltz at 9:40 AM on June 12, 2009


That was a quality meet-up.
posted by Thin Lizzy at 9:55 AM on June 12, 2009


God, tomorrow at work is gonna suck.

Ha ha, we have the day off...to nurse our hangovers.
posted by infinitywaltz at 9:56 AM on June 12, 2009


That was a ridiculously fun meetup!
posted by mogget at 10:04 AM on June 12, 2009


Aw crap! Sorry spiderskull, I considered getting in touch with you about carpooling down, but you hadn't said anything in here so I figured you weren't interested (I thought AV and I were weird enough wanting to drive to LA from Ventura for a nerd party, but you've got another 30 miles on us.) Next time!
posted by contraption at 10:12 AM on June 12, 2009


I think we should all move in together or, failing that, start a detective agency.
posted by zinc saucier at 10:33 AM on June 12, 2009 [2 favorites]


I am sad that I missed it. But I see that I was successful in using my magic powers to make everyone have a good time in my absence.
posted by The World Famous at 10:33 AM on June 12, 2009


Good times!!! Great to finally meet you, Cold Chef!

Oh, and for those I mentioned it to... I'll be guest-hosting the jazz jam session at the historic Smokehouse in Burbank on Wednesday night, June 24, from 8:30pm to 12am. The core band is really great, some of the best players in town. I'll be singing the first set, and then I'll be MCing and the stage will open up to the musicians who come to sit in. Come on by and stuff yourself with garlic bread! ;)
posted by miss lynnster at 10:38 AM on June 12, 2009


Lots of fun. Bourbon always makes for a fun evening and a terrible morning though.
posted by skewedoracle at 10:52 AM on June 12, 2009


Bourbon always makes for a fun evening and a terrible morning though.

Both George Kaplan and Roger Thornhill would likely disagree with the first part of that assessment.
posted by The World Famous at 11:36 AM on June 12, 2009


I planned well, and only have 15 minutes of morning to struggle with. WHEW.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 11:43 AM on June 12, 2009


I hate you all.
posted by Space Kitty at 12:33 PM on June 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


Hey! That's my line!
posted by eyeballkid at 12:36 PM on June 12, 2009


Looks like a lot of cool folks showed up and I'm happy to hear the LA crew was good company for our esteemed out-of-town guests. Congratulations to all of you, you sexy sons of bitches.
posted by dhammond at 12:45 PM on June 12, 2009


Yay! The eyeballkid signal works!
posted by Space Kitty at 12:45 PM on June 12, 2009


God, I'm so relieved to hear I'm not the only one with a bourbon headache this morning afternoon. I'm also relieved I hoarded all my sick days awhile back, so that I could use one today.

Spectacular evening, and indeed one that sets the bar high for the 10th anniversary party! Speaking of which, I have completely spaced out (for reasons unknown!) who originally made the suggestion for renting out a bowling alley for said anniversary blowout. If you're reading this, drop me a line with the details, plz.
posted by scody at 1:55 PM on June 12, 2009


Great evening, even though liquoredonlife has my arse in the first photo! Yeah, I was the one passing around the world's best toffee!
posted by 6:1 at 4:31 PM on June 12, 2009


I have a CC business card.

Also, I woke up to a mail server emergency that took all day to figure out, which was not the easiest thing to do with a slight hangover / 5 hours sleep.

Great meeting everyone, I look forward to adjusting to the new area that is LA.

I move into my new place in Marina Del Rey tomorrow, so if folks have any extra couches they need to get rid of, you know who to memail.
posted by mrzarquon at 6:56 PM on June 12, 2009


Wonderful meetup! My wife took a few pictures - Nikon D300 + Sigma 28mm f/1.8. DaShiv was offered use of the camera, which he declined - and here I thought he was the official mefi-meet photographer?! So, the white balance is what it is. If somebody was not photographed, it's because they snuck out to watch the Lakers on the big TV at the bar next door!
posted by VikingSword at 9:04 PM on June 12, 2009


I am so bummed, I missed it. Ah, well... next time.
posted by OolooKitty at 3:12 AM on June 13, 2009


Oh, Christ, who's who again? I want to update my contacts list, but I couldn't tell who all was there and who I met…

As a side note, I did wake up on Friday to find that my pants pockets were inexplicably stuffed with candy, so if any of you has any idea how that happened (besides some sort of pants fairy), lemme know.
posted by klangklangston at 12:48 PM on June 13, 2009


That was indeed fun and slightly overwhelming and it was good to meet new peoples! Even though I had to arrive late (post-Loteria) and was too shy to talk to numero uno. :(
posted by speicus at 2:29 PM on June 13, 2009


I love the goofy faces from all of the animated discussions going on the background of those pics.
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 2:43 PM on June 13, 2009


Klang, we went here and after your fifteenth Manhattan you demanded everyone play a round of "Stuff the Piñata". Or that's what I think you said. Most of it was in German.
posted by zinc saucier at 7:25 PM on June 13, 2009


Oh shit, after you left, that chick was giving me all this, "My boyfriend doesn't understand me…" and I was like, "I don't understand you… I don't understand English… I'm drunk."
posted by klangklangston at 7:45 PM on June 13, 2009


Sweet bar, tho.
posted by klangklangston at 7:46 PM on June 13, 2009


LA mefites are universally adorable. Just sayin'.
posted by SassHat at 5:03 AM on June 15, 2009


I remember talking to some mefites about hanging out and getting shown around my new home of LA, but I forgot who you are. Memail me if you remember who you were, so I can start exploring this weird place you call home.
posted by mrzarquon at 10:13 AM on June 16, 2009


I took two photos and one turned out ok.
posted by contraption at 10:57 AM on June 18, 2009


Since I mentioned it before, just a heads up... the management of the Smokehouse cancelled the jam session as of LAST WEEK. Had to be the week before I host!!! Ugh. It's really a stupid decision by the Smokehouse since the place was packed every week. They insist they didn't make enough money, but if they cut the prices on their drinks they'd make a lot more. (Their martinis are like $14.)

Anyhow, so I will not be hosting the Smokehouse jam session tomorrow night. Don't go there. :(
posted by miss lynnster at 11:28 AM on June 23, 2009


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