San Fran Post T-Day Meetup November 16, 2009 6:38 AM   Subscribe

I'll be in San Francisco for Turkey Day and the weekend following. Let's meetup!

Friday 11/27/09 would be optimal. I leave it to local people to decide the where, though somewhere that serves alcohol would be nice.
posted by waraw to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:38 AM (46 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

I'll be in town and may well be down, though I can't promise anything. How about Fritz? ;-)
posted by zachlipton at 7:06 AM on November 16, 2009


I'm around, and someplace close to BART would be nice.

Anybody up for doing something during the day, or is everybody diving into the Black Friday Xmas shopping madness?
posted by Quietgal at 8:08 AM on November 16, 2009


God, avoiding Black Friday shopping like the plague. We're also around that weekend. Lemme see what gingerbeer has to say about when/where. (Yes, I AM an independent person thankyouverymuch but she's the one who always remembers stuff already on the calendar and thus keeps us - well, me - from triple-scheduling ourselves.)
posted by rtha at 3:53 PM on November 16, 2009


I might be up for it.
posted by special-k at 4:29 PM on November 16, 2009


Friday is no-go for me, but Saturday would be peachy keen. Either way, I do live here now, so hopefully I'll get to meet all of you soon.
posted by Afroblanco at 10:06 PM on November 16, 2009


I'll get to meet all of you soon.

Yeah, that'd be cool. I don't think we have had a sf meetup since you got down here.
posted by special-k at 11:15 AM on November 17, 2009


Yes.
posted by Rash at 5:46 PM on November 17, 2009


What do you all think of Zeitgeist?
posted by Afroblanco at 9:57 PM on November 17, 2009


We love it. Need a backup plan for if it's too cold/rainy, though - there's no real indoor space for hanging out.
posted by rtha at 10:39 PM on November 17, 2009


Yeah, indoor spot please. Zeitgeist is nice in the summer though.
posted by special-k at 10:41 PM on November 17, 2009


I would love to come, assuming I'm not working...
posted by mollymayhem at 11:39 PM on November 17, 2009


Ooh, cool.

(Until last year I kinda figured it was called "Black" Friday as a sort of commentary on the shallow materialism that goes on...yeah, there will be no shopping for me the day after Thanksgiving.)
posted by needs more cowbell at 11:41 PM on November 17, 2009


Alright, well, maybe we should plan for a second meetup some time between the Christmas and Thanksgiving weeks.

But in the meantime, I'm still totally down to make this one if it happens on Saturday.
posted by Afroblanco at 2:25 PM on November 18, 2009


I might be in, if I can get away from the family.
posted by baserunner73 at 10:15 PM on November 18, 2009


I'm in!
posted by iamkimiam at 3:07 PM on November 21, 2009


Just to toss out an idea for a daytime activity, how about climbing the Greenwich Steps and having a potluck picnic at Coit Tower Plaza? (Great way to get some help with those leftovers ...) Then down the Filbert Steps, where we might see the wild parrots of Telegraph Hill. We could meet at the Montgomery BART station, then get back on BART afterwards and go to 16th Street if Zeitgeist is the place where the beer will happen.
posted by Quietgal at 5:05 PM on November 21, 2009


I'd love to come (I should fly from SJC to SFO and totally irritate everyone) but on Black Friday I've plans to meet up with some friends to visit the traveling Star Trek exhibit* at the SJ Tech Museum. Any and all of you are welcome to come too and I get 40% off on admissions too.

I think I could come up Sat or Sun though, I'll watch this space and see how the planning goes.

*Yes, I iz a dork.
posted by jamaro at 7:34 PM on November 21, 2009


jamaro, you should *so* fly from SJC to SFO. I double dog dare you!

There are such things as flights which go from SJC->SFO->other destination, but all they do is put you on a shuttle bus to SFO. Not sure if you check in at SJC first or whatever, but I always thought this to be a bit bizarre.
posted by ooga_booga at 5:18 PM on November 22, 2009


It will take twice as long to just get to and from each airport, oogs.
posted by special-k at 5:55 PM on November 22, 2009


than just driving.
posted by special-k at 5:55 PM on November 22, 2009


And you should totally fly JetBlue, cause they route you there through JFK.
posted by iamkimiam at 6:12 PM on November 22, 2009


Also, Quietgal, I love the day plan. Count me in!
posted by iamkimiam at 6:13 PM on November 22, 2009


That's not the point, special-k. It''s a double dog dare!
posted by ooga_booga at 10:03 PM on November 22, 2009


So it looks like Saturday afternoon at Zeitgeist is the way to go. 2pm sound good? And if someone would let me know where this is, that'd be nice. Also a backup plan for rain would be useful.
posted by waraw at 7:30 AM on November 23, 2009


Zeitgeist is at Duboce and Valencia, just a couple of blocks south from Market St, and a short walk from 16th Street BART. It may well be chilly, so bring your jackets. I don't think we can make a Saturday gig, but will double-check with rtha.
posted by gingerbeer at 8:14 AM on November 23, 2009


hmm. So are we set on Zeitgeist? I mean, it's going to be really cold outside and not enough seating for all of us inside. It's not like we're hurting for options.
posted by special-k at 9:49 AM on November 23, 2009


Huh. I was kind of assuming Saturday would be a nighttime thing. I'll be out of town until late afternoon Saturday, so the earliest I could make it would probably be around 8.

But please don't let that stop you all from carrying through with your daytime plans. I'm thinking of calling a meetup for early December anyway.

Can't wait to finally meet all of you!
posted by Afroblanco at 1:09 AM on November 24, 2009


... Okay, I'm told that Saturday will be yucky and not good at all so let's change to Friday. A little birdie told me that the 500 Club in the Mission won Best Dive Bar, and I love a dive bar, so shall we say Friday at 9pm at the 500?
posted by waraw at 8:48 AM on November 24, 2009


wait, Afroblanco, I just saw you on Cortex's meetup vid – I thought you lived in NYC?
posted by iamkimiam at 9:05 AM on November 24, 2009


Ok, 500 club will be good. However, past experience has told me that Friday nights after Thanksgiving: bars will be PACKED. Should be fine, and fun! But if there's a good way to figure out who our peeps are, that would be super helpful and less anxiety-inducing for all. (It's kind of weird to walk up to strangers in a bar in the Mission and scream in their ears "HEY ARE YOU MATT'S FRIEND?!" as if you just randomly accepted a blind invite to a bar from a friend of some dude named Matt.)

Also, Quietgal, let me know if you're still thinking of a day meetup/hike for Saturday. If it comes together, and it's not muddy out, I'm still in!
posted by iamkimiam at 9:16 AM on November 24, 2009


ALL NYC's AFROBLANCO R BELONG TO US because he moved here!

We're in, gingerbeer and I. If there are any SF mefites or non-SF-but-visiting mefites who don't yet have my cellphone number and want it so they can find out if we're still at the bar, still able to stagger around, etc., drop me a mefimail.
posted by rtha at 9:43 AM on November 24, 2009


...and to top it all off, I'm enroute to Central California (near Modesto) as we speak. (Currently in Cheyenne, WY). If I can find an excuse to drive the extra 90 miles and a couch to surf on.....

I'll likely be free after Wed evening.
posted by pjern at 4:20 PM on November 24, 2009


Kim, if I'm here on Saturday I'd love to do a little hike/meetup with you and whoever else wants to burn off some turkey and pie calories before chugging down some beer calories. Hubby just announced that he might send me a ticket to fly up to Seattle on Thursday, though, so I don't know yet if I'll be here. I'll post again when plans are settled ...
posted by Quietgal at 4:33 PM on November 24, 2009


Taking my counter off the board - I'll be in Seattle all weekend. Happy gobbling and guzzling, everyone!
posted by Quietgal at 5:24 PM on November 24, 2009


Yes indeed. You now have me, San Francisco, for better or for worse. Look forward to seeing you all in a couple weeks!
posted by Afroblanco at 5:36 PM on November 24, 2009


I can't do Friday (I am seeing The Books at Noe Valley Ministry, as the rest of you should be doing) but I'd be in for a December meet. As a word of warning, the 500 Club is on the smaller side and can get pretty packed.
posted by whir at 1:40 PM on November 25, 2009


I'm sitting in Ripon, CA with naught to do. Any suggestions?
posted by pjern at 8:08 PM on November 25, 2009


(I am seeing The Books at Noe Valley Ministry, as the rest of you should be doing)


gaaaaaaaahhhhhh why must i be in the midwest! srsly thinking about getting BACK on an SF flight instead of a connecting flight!
posted by liketitanic at 4:01 AM on November 26, 2009


I'm headed back East. Y'all enjoy yourselves.
posted by pjern at 5:10 AM on November 27, 2009


Sorry to hear you won't make it, pjern.

We should get there 9ish. I'll post our location when we get settled.
posted by gingerbeer at 5:22 PM on November 27, 2009


I'll be there ...
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 6:03 PM on November 27, 2009


We are here-- go to your left as you come in the door.
posted by gingerbeer at 9:00 PM on November 27, 2009


Still here. Hanging out with waraw and iamkimiam and claudia.
posted by gingerbeer at 11:15 PM on November 27, 2009


We'll need to have another one of these when I'm not out of town.
posted by sambosambo at 7:22 AM on November 30, 2009


Totally. Did the St Louis mefites treat you right?
posted by rtha at 8:23 AM on November 30, 2009


I feel bad, because with all the post-wedding excitement and activities and lingering I was totally late to the St. Louis meetup. but kimothy and limeonaire waited for me and we got to talk for about 10 minutes before they had to get going.

I'll need to get them an extra special secret quonsar gift or something.
posted by sambosambo at 5:02 PM on November 30, 2009


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