Philadelphia Pre-10th-Anniversary-Meetup Meetup June 3, 2009 9:02 AM   Subscribe

Philadelphia's Pre-10th-Anniversary-Meetup Meetup.

So the main event will be at Vietnam on Sunday, June 21 at 7pm. We'll chat, slurp noodles and maybe we'll even go ahead and get some of the planning done for the 10th Anniversary Meetup!

Anyone interested in checking out my garden and apartment - the current proposed 10th Anniversary Meetup Spot - is welcome to tag along and check it out. I live a block away from Vietnam.

So, to recap:

Vietnam (just below 11th and Vine)
7pm
June 21, 2009

Yummy Food,
Good Company,
Enough Nerdy Jokes to keep you going for a month,
And scoping out my garden/apartment for the 10th Anniversary Meetup.

Who's in?
posted by greekphilosophy to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:02 AM (36 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Maybe I am!
posted by hermitosis at 9:10 AM on June 3, 2009


Woot--I'll be there.
I just checked out their drink menu, and was really hoping to see some alcoholic version of Vietnamese iced coffee, but no such luck. Guess I'll just have to work on developing my own for the 10th party in July! Kahlua+vanilla vodka+sweetened condensed milk+coffee maybe?
posted by lagreen at 10:53 AM on June 3, 2009


I'm definitely in, since I've managed to arrange to be be out of town on the day of the 10th-anniversary meetup (doh!)
posted by Tomorrowful at 12:28 PM on June 3, 2009


We can't stay very late on account of it being a worknight, but: you had me at Vietnam. Me and the mister will be there, barring any unforeseen circumstances.
posted by shiu mai baby at 2:42 PM on June 3, 2009


I've missed the last couple for no good reason. Consider this a hand half-raised!
posted by youarenothere at 4:30 PM on June 3, 2009


lagreen, they'll do coffee for you. Just bring one of those cute little airport-sized bottles and spike. Or, y'know, just ask for a shot of Kahlua, they'll bring it.

So, yes, I would be totally in. Bring on the bo nuong la!
posted by desuetude at 6:51 PM on June 3, 2009


piratebowling will be there.
posted by swbarrett at 7:10 PM on June 3, 2009


In.
posted by scalefree at 7:39 PM on June 3, 2009


if I'm in town, I'm in.
posted by filmgeek at 7:44 PM on June 3, 2009


I'm in!
posted by polexa at 8:36 AM on June 4, 2009


I do believe I will laugh if we end up getting more people at the pre-10th-Anniversary-Meetup Meetup than we do at the actual 10th-Anniversary-Meetup.
posted by shiu mai baby at 8:39 AM on June 4, 2009 [1 favorite]


That's the magic of Vietnam, shui mai baby!
posted by greekphilosophy at 9:23 AM on June 4, 2009


This is so perfect, because the C├ęzombies are gone, which means I'll be done with work by 5, and I won't have to work the next day, which means I won't have an early bedtime.
posted by piratebowling at 11:49 AM on June 4, 2009


Deathalicious and I hope to be there as well.
posted by dancingfruitbat at 11:28 AM on June 6, 2009


Just as a heads up, that day is father's day for those of us who have or are fathers. I most likely will not be able to make it due to this, and it kills me cause I love me some Vietnam.
posted by 8dot3 at 7:43 AM on June 8, 2009


Oh boo. That's what those little letters were at the bottom of the date on my wall calendar...
posted by greekphilosophy at 8:46 AM on June 8, 2009


My both my dad and my step-dad are hundreds of miles away, Mr. Shiu's father is no longer with us, and neither of us are fathers. If the pre-meetup is still on, we can still make it on the 21st, as far as I know. If Sunday is bad for a lot of folks, and people have plans for Saturday evening, maybe we could do lunch on Saturday?
posted by shiu mai baby at 9:45 AM on June 8, 2009


Er, crap. Can we shift it to some other time? Saturday lunch is great in my book.
posted by Tomorrowful at 6:03 AM on June 9, 2009


Well, our fearless 10th Anniversary Meetup Leader was unavailable on the 20th, so I picked the 21st as an alternative so that she could join in facilitating the planning of the event.
posted by greekphilosophy at 8:25 AM on June 9, 2009


Aww, thanks for thinking of me, greekphilosophy! Actually, I will be available Saturday/Saturday night...it would appear that all of Norm MacDonald's (mr. lagreen's favorite comedian) performances are sold out. :(
posted by lagreen at 9:06 AM on June 9, 2009


I'm not available on the 20th. :(
posted by desuetude at 9:31 AM on June 9, 2009


If it changes to the 20th, I'm almost positive I would not be able to make a lunch meeting. Evening would most likely work, though.
posted by swbarrett at 9:44 AM on June 9, 2009


Ooops, that should have been posted by piratebowling.
posted by swbarrett at 10:08 AM on June 9, 2009


To clarify: I was mostly pointing out the Father's Day thing as a service announcement, not as a request to reschedule. I definitely cannot make it on Saturday at all, so please please do not take my comment as a request for a date change.

I'm so there for the 10th anniversary meet, though. I rescheduled a damn vacation around it.
posted by 8dot3 at 11:01 AM on June 9, 2009


So, um. Are we meeting this weekend? Saturday? Sunday? Not at all?
posted by shiu mai baby at 6:36 AM on June 16, 2009


Y'all are still on my calendar for the 21st, if you want...
posted by desuetude at 7:10 AM on June 16, 2009


Yes yes. Sunday. 21st. 7pm. Vietnam.

I want to go to there!
posted by greekphilosophy at 7:55 AM on June 16, 2009


I want to hear you rehearse your grandmother's "It's all just too, too terrible..." line. I insist.
posted by desuetude at 9:52 AM on June 16, 2009


See you guys tomorrow night!
posted by lagreen at 3:53 PM on June 20, 2009


Father's Day. :(
posted by chihiro at 6:40 PM on June 20, 2009


I'll be there with bells on, ready to nom enthusiastically on Vietnamese food.
posted by piratebowling at 8:25 PM on June 20, 2009


Omg so I pregamed by getting Vietnam takeout tonight, and my dog ate HALF of my house special vermicelli bowl (with added beef, cause it doesn't already feature enough ingredients with faces with: meatballs, chicken, pork and spring rolls) when I wasn't looking. So I am pretty much in full on Vermicelli fiend mode right now. AHHHHH!

Can't wait to see you all.
posted by greekphilosophy at 8:53 PM on June 20, 2009


I am so, so sorry, y'all -- Mr. Shiu Mai and I cannot make it. He's been laid up all day with some sort of stomach awfulness, and I really don't want to abandon him.

I will offer this once again, though, for the 10th anniversary party: we would be more than happy to contribute a smoked pork shoulder for pulled pork bbq sandwiches, which makes between 15 - 20 sandwiches. We have a prior obligation on the evening of the 18th, but right now I'm planning on a) dropping off the pork shoulder pre- our event, b) going to our event, then c) coming back to the MeFi party (I don't think our other obligation will be keeping us out late).

Anyway, let me know if that works for you. Again, I'm terribly sorry for the last-minute cancellation tonight. I really had my heart set oh pho, dammit.
posted by shiu mai baby at 2:22 PM on June 21, 2009


I was in town for five days at a conference, even close by at the PSFS Lowes on 12th, but I left last night as I want to be with my little monkeys for father's day. Sorry I missed youns.
posted by Toekneesan at 6:18 PM on June 21, 2009


shiu mai baby! We missed you (and Mr. shiu mai baby!) tonight at Vietnam. (Seriously, if you are in need of a pho fix, let me know. I seriously eat there like twice a week and will jump at any opportunity to do it more often - esp. if it means getting to hang with awesome people like you an Mr. SMB.)

We talked logistics, and I think after tonight we're ready to pull the trigger on some of the more specific bits for the big bash. So I'll let lagreen figure out how to organize it in the official thread, but your offer is lovely and I for one am looking forward to some smoked pork! Mmmm...

(Also, I think this party is planning to keep rockin' pretty late, since Casa greekphilosophy doesn't have a closing time, so come when you can!)
posted by greekphilosophy at 8:52 PM on June 21, 2009


we would be more than happy to contribute a smoked pork shoulder for pulled pork bbq sandwiches, which makes between 15 - 20 sandwiches. We have a prior obligation on the evening of the 18th, but right now I'm planning on a) dropping off the pork shoulder pre- our event, b) going to our event, then c) coming back to the MeFi party (I don't think our other obligation will be keeping us out late).

ZOMG. DROOL. YOU WIN.
posted by desuetude at 6:30 AM on June 22, 2009


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