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Austin, it's time to sacrifice one of our own to the God of Air Conditioning before the summer gets hotter than a stolen tamale. How about a gathering next weekend, on May 15th?
posted by Pants! to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:24 PM (44 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

well you beat spikelee and/or myself to the punch, Pants! Yeah, I would be done with this semester after then, so I am in
posted by djduckie at 7:29 PM on May 3, 2010


yeah, like, i was just talking to djduckie about this. as of now the 15th works for me.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 7:49 PM on May 3, 2010


I'm booked on the 15th, but could do something afternoonish on the 16th.
posted by donajo at 7:50 PM on May 3, 2010


Also, I've been waiting for someone else to suggest a meetup so I don't become the defacto organizer. Thanks, Pants!
posted by donajo at 8:02 PM on May 3, 2010


Depending on how many people want to come, how about getting a karaoke room at the new bowling alley/upscale diner/cocktail bar/performance venue/karaoke bar that just opened up on South Lamar, the Highball?

There are a number of individual karaoke rooms available, ranging in size from 6 to 16 people, to which drinks and food trays can also be ordered, I understand. I've only been in the Highball once, but it had a sort of space age swank to it that I liked a lot, and the situation would be a fun one I think for hanging out and getting to chat while also having an activity and adult beverages.

ps: restless_nomad, if you read this thread, i owe you a long-overdue apology. i hope i can buy you a beverage a some gathering to help atone for my mistaken and libelous slander on the radio.
posted by slappy_pinchbottom at 9:57 PM on May 3, 2010


Also, re: Highball: If more than 16 people wanted to come, we could potentially reserve more than one room, and switch off between them, which could a fun mingling-type scenario.


pps: to the Austin MeFite I ran into off Cameron that day, who I won't put on the spot by using hir username but who had the awesome idea of hosting a gathering at hir very own house: that's still an awesome idea! You should totally do that.
posted by slappy_pinchbottom at 10:07 PM on May 3, 2010


While I don't expect anything to be placed on hold or rescheduled for me at all, if it's possible (and assuming you want foreign incursion ;-), I'd love to see you all on the 30th, rather than the 16th... I'll be in Austin for a conference all that week.
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul at 11:14 PM on May 3, 2010


Heh, Slappy, all is forgiven, but I will always take a free drink :) I'm in whenever - my schedule is is pretty free right now.

The Highball is fun, but we'd definitely want to reserve space ahead of time - it gets pretty nuts there, that I've seen.
posted by restless_nomad at 7:36 AM on May 4, 2010


Oh also, I really want to go and hang out, and I am totally in to going wherever, however my financial aid has ran out, I am only working part time and so I am flat broke. So i can sit somewhere and sip water with you guys and throw down for the tip (you know, to be polite). Otherwise, i may have had my mouth write a check my bank account can't cash.
posted by djduckie at 8:45 AM on May 4, 2010


I'm in, as long as karaoke is not involved.
posted by adamrice at 9:34 AM on May 4, 2010


I got your back for a beer. Unless my financial aid also runs out. I landed a job, but it doesn't start until the 17th, so a payday isn't until a couple of weeks after that. But I'll just pawn my daughter's Precious Moments figurines and my wife's wedding ring, and a good time will be had by all.

she doesn't really have precious moments figurines
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 4:54 PM on May 4, 2010


Okay, we have a not-karaoke vote and a not saturday vote, but a suggestion in south austin.

How about Sunday afternoon? What about Horseshoe Lounge? Any vetos? Cheap beer, so maybe we can get duckie two.
posted by Pants! at 8:29 PM on May 4, 2010


This post is off the front page. Can we get it sidebarred for more visibility?
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 7:11 AM on May 5, 2010


How about Sunday afternoon? What about Horseshoe Lounge? Any vetos? Cheap beer, so maybe we can get duckie two.

No objections here. Maybe we should go ahead sidebar it and we can ask a mod to change it later, if necessary.
posted by donajo at 12:42 PM on May 5, 2010


Done.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 1:16 PM on May 5, 2010


Oh you people, with your ability to get all the way down south, and your bank accounts that can afford drinks.
posted by 23skidoo at 7:31 PM on May 5, 2010


Does the horseshoe really smell? I've never been there and that is what one of the yelp reviews said. I mean, i don't care either way, i'm just asking.
posted by djduckie at 8:01 PM on May 5, 2010


we shall see
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 8:48 PM on May 5, 2010


What time on Sunday? 3pm?
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 9:41 PM on May 5, 2010


Yes - let's do that. Horseshoe Lounge, 3 PM. Sunday, May 16th.
posted by Pants! at 7:06 AM on May 6, 2010


I have no idea how I missed this. I'm in, for wherever and whenever.
posted by malthas at 9:09 AM on May 6, 2010


I'm still game for a karaoke meetup at some later date. June, maybe?
posted by donajo at 9:26 PM on May 6, 2010


anyone up for updating the sidebar?
posted by Pants! at 8:32 AM on May 7, 2010


I have a nagging feeling that I have something going on then but, by gum, if not I'll be there.
posted by dirtdirt at 8:40 AM on May 7, 2010


Can a Houstonite who just found out she's going to be in town that day for the Renegade Craft Fair attend*? I couldn't stay long, because I'll have to drive back to Houston that evening, but I could hang out for a couple of hours.

*Sometimes, I impress my ownself with my convolutedness.
posted by MexicanYenta at 6:18 PM on May 7, 2010


Yes, come on by Houstonite. Or Houstonian. We all like crafty people.
posted by Pants! at 9:12 AM on May 8, 2010


You can call me a Houstonian, or a Houstonite. Just don't call me a Texan. :P
posted by MexicanYenta at 9:37 AM on May 8, 2010


I'll be a little late for this one since my radio show's at 3 pm on Sundays, but hopefully I can swing by afterwards.
posted by slappy_pinchbottom at 3:29 PM on May 8, 2010


I will be there as always, playing my crucial role of making everyone around me look mature by comparison. That is, unless my workplace once again goes into OMGDEADLINEEVERYBODYPANIC mode. But that shouldn't happen that weekend. Theoretically.
posted by Xezlec at 9:15 PM on May 8, 2010


This will be awesome. I'm in!
posted by Peter Petridish at 9:19 PM on May 8, 2010


These meetup threads are sneaky sometimes. I'll be there!

Reading a few reviews it looks like this is a cash only place. So hit the ATM before.

(cash, so weird and old, like having home telephones...)
posted by fontophilic at 8:26 AM on May 10, 2010


Whoa, thanks for that heads up. I almost never carry cash.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 8:28 AM on May 10, 2010


Ahem. I have a home telephone. Now get offa my lawn you kid!
posted by adamrice at 8:40 AM on May 10, 2010


And the jukebox doesn't take quarters!
posted by Pants! at 8:19 AM on May 12, 2010


I might come by after the crafts fair as well. My last Austin meetup was filled with Jane Austen and awkwardness, looking forward to the same.
posted by lychee at 3:36 PM on May 12, 2010


I have to work....it seems every meet lately is on my work weekend...
posted by bjgeiger at 11:56 AM on May 13, 2010


Peter Petridish and I will be there. Awesome.
posted by flyfsh_peter at 4:48 PM on May 13, 2010


I'm glad I checked the meetup listing today because I missed this thread while I was on vacation! I need to check with Mr immlass, but tentatively we should be there. Our weekend plans for an early Schlitterbahn trip this weekend seem very unlikely, she said, listening to the thunder and looking at the forecast for more of the same all weekend.
posted by immlass at 10:09 AM on May 14, 2010


... and yes, karaoke. Sometime.
posted by immlass at 10:10 AM on May 14, 2010


Dang - just saw this - unfortunately won't be able to make it. See y'all next time.
posted by nightwood at 12:16 PM on May 16, 2010


An overly-enthusiastic karaoke party last night left me pretty wiped. I probably won't make it - I may wander by a little late, but odds are I'm going to pass out.
posted by restless_nomad at 12:57 PM on May 16, 2010


Good times, folks.

Now, who wants to host the potluck?
posted by donajo at 3:49 PM on May 16, 2010


I was feeling ill yesterday and basically napped through the meetup. Sorry about that. Next time!
posted by immlass at 7:20 AM on May 17, 2010


my favorite part was where we met up.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 5:42 PM on May 17, 2010


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