______________ Meetup Mad Lib June 4, 2010 1:52 PM   Subscribe

Yay, ____________________! Let's meetup on ____________________ in ____________________. Unless others have objections, I propose we go to ____________________. Mostly, I suspect we will ____________________ or ____________________. But if enough people make it perhaps we can ____________________!

Yay, Uranus is in town! Let's meetup on June 11 in central Vermont. Unless others have objections, I propose we go to my farm. Mostly, I suspect we will drink beer or drink more beer. But if enough people make it perhaps we can barbecue!
posted by terrapin to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:52 PM (78 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

I'm in New York that weekend for work, but I approve this plan.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:55 PM on June 4, 2010


I ______________ this request.
posted by blue_beetle at 1:57 PM on June 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


Sorry, there's no way I can be Belize in mid-September, hyperdimensional twister and scotch tastings or not. Congrats to Plutor on his bris, though, I guess.
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:58 PM on June 4, 2010 [19 favorites]


Bummer, I am going to miss the butt meetup in butt at butt o'clock staring our favorite user butt.

Did a six year old fill this out for me?
posted by mathowie (staff) at 1:59 PM on June 4, 2010 [34 favorites]


I'm confused. Your website says the farm is in Washington. Why is the meetup in Vermont?

Not that it matters, I'm in Utah. I'm just confused now.
posted by TooFewShoes at 1:59 PM on June 4, 2010


Perhaps terrapin meant to link to his farm's ACTUAL website. (Or perhaps he is fucking with us.)
posted by Nothing... and like it at 2:04 PM on June 4, 2010


I changed the link. Dude.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:04 PM on June 4, 2010


Because I am a bit tired from my trip to Montreal and I messed up my own website's address!

mods, hope me? Correct link
posted by terrapin at 2:06 PM on June 4, 2010


Yay, Biscuits! Let's meet up on fire in severe weather conditions. Unless others have objections, I propose we go to sleep. Mostly, I suspect we will farm cats or wallpaper a bathroom. But if enough people make it perhaps we can watch a bunch of Deep Space 9.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 2:06 PM on June 4, 2010 [13 favorites]


It's amazing what that woman can do from the middle of a lake.
posted by terrapin at 2:07 PM on June 4, 2010 [4 favorites]


Awww! Look at the little sheepies!
posted by TooFewShoes at 2:11 PM on June 4, 2010


Amusingly, I'm actually in Williston now. I walked into the rest stop to get some coffee and a guy sitting in a chair said "Let me guess where you're from .... Connecticut!" so now I want to go burn these pants and get a facial tattoo. Is Uranus in town long enough so that I could maybe see him when I get back on Sunday?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:12 PM on June 4, 2010 [3 favorites]


I live in California but I totally want to come and play with the sheepies!!!
posted by zombiehoohaa at 2:25 PM on June 4, 2010


cortex: "Congrats to Plutor on his bris, though, I guess"

So that's why he's getting that suite in New York.
posted by boo_radley at 2:31 PM on June 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


I think this is going to not end well, y'all.
Yay, Anonymous ask me questioners! Let's meet up on a conversion therapy retreat in fedoras. Unless others have objections, I propose we go to a cat declawing museum. Mostly, I suspect we will spank our children or write eat food that has been sitting out overnight. But if enough people make it perhaps we can just discuss if people who eat fish are "real" vegetarians.
posted by pointystick at 2:57 PM on June 4, 2010 [2 favorites]


Although seriously, we need an Atlanta meetup. Only probably not at Screen on the Green"
posted by pointystick at 3:00 PM on June 4, 2010 [2 favorites]


*blank stare*
posted by pracowity at 3:04 PM on June 4, 2010


Yay, brain bugs! Let's meetup on Klendathu in July. Unless others have objections, I propose we go to hell in a handbasket. Mostly, I suspect we will kill bugs or die trying. But if enough people make it perhaps we can make a movie that some will consider satirical and some utter crap!
posted by adamdschneider at 3:09 PM on June 4, 2010 [2 favorites]


I think this is going to not end well, y'all.

How can it? It didn't begin well.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 3:27 PM on June 4, 2010


I just clicked on the link to your farm and the cute sheep pictures came up and from across the room my wife let out a big "Oohhh!!! Can we go? Does he have a place for us to stay?"
As much as I'd love the idea, Vermont is a hell of a drive from Toronto for the weekend.
posted by chococat at 3:28 PM on June 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


Vermont is a hell of a drive from Toronto for the weekend.

For future reference however, there are places where you could stay with any number of us. You have a passel of kids, right?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 3:46 PM on June 4, 2010


I'm very w00t to be meeting the Washington goats after inhabitiing Williston! but sad jessamyn will be working.
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 3:48 PM on June 4, 2010


I'm still hoping to have an eastern WA meetup someday.

*sigh*
posted by hippybear at 4:24 PM on June 4, 2010


If there's someone with a farm in Washington that raises goats and wants to host a meetup, I am there.
posted by emyd at 4:25 PM on June 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


I have thought about having a meetup here in Fayetteville but figure only me and Ralph would show up.

Not that there's anything wrong with that, actually.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 4:57 PM on June 4, 2010


now I want to go burn these pants and get a facial tattoo

I feel that way at the end of every workday, seriously.

OF course I would love to visit Terrapin Gardens once again...but I will be on vacation and away. Hope it's wonderful!
posted by Miko at 5:49 PM on June 4, 2010


You have a passel of kids, right?
3 kids and a Weimaraner. In a Mazda.
posted by chococat at 6:08 PM on June 4, 2010


Miko: We'll let you know when the summer bash is, and hopefully you and LT can make it.
posted by terrapin at 6:13 PM on June 4, 2010


or you can just come over for the helluvit! you don't need an invite.
posted by terrapin at 6:13 PM on June 4, 2010


aw rats, another VT meetup I can't make. Your farm looks awesome!
posted by Wuggie Norple at 6:16 PM on June 4, 2010


Thanks. There will be more meetups to come!
posted by terrapin at 7:13 PM on June 4, 2010


Did you dipshits just discover underlining or something?
posted by Mister_A at 7:27 PM on June 4, 2010


3 kids and a Weimaraner. In a Mazda.

Oh, wait, I know this joke!
posted by Rock Steady at 7:31 PM on June 4, 2010 [2 favorites]


Crockpot meatball recipe, made with tasty meatballs, pineapple, bell pepper, and a sweet and sour sauce.
Ingredients:

* 1 pound ground chuck or round
* 1 egg, slightly beaten
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 1/4 teaspoon pepper
* 2 tablespoons fine plain breadcrumbs or corn flake crumbs
* 2 teaspoons soy sauce, low sodium
* 2 tablespoons grated or finely minced onion
* 1 tablespoon cooking oil
* Sauce
* 3 tablespoons vinegar
* 3 tablespoons cornstarch
* 1/2 cup sugar
* 1 tablespoon soy sauce, low sodium
* 1 large sweet bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
* hot cooked rice
* 1 can pineapple, chunks (15 ounces)

Preparation:
In a large bowl, combine ground beef, egg, 1 tablespoon cornstarch, salt, pepper, 1 teaspoon soy sauce, bread crumbs, and onion. Shape into 1 1/2 in balls. In a large skillet, lightly brown meatballs in the vegetable oil. Drain well. Transfer meatballs to slow cooker.

In a small bowl, combine vinegar, sugar, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, cornstarch and bell pepper; stir to blend. Pour over meatballs. Cover and cook on LOW for 5 to 7 hours. In the last 30 minutes of cooking, stir in pineapple with juice. If thicker juices are desired, combine more cornstarch with a little cold water and add, stirring, until thickened. Serve with hot cooked rice.
Serves 4.

Options: 1/2 cup tomato sauce or
1 tbsp. tomato paste
more water in case it starts to burn
chop peppers smaller
pineapple bits not chunks
posted by Splunge at 7:44 PM on June 4, 2010 [5 favorites]


Yeah meatbomb is a crackpot. Not sure about his optional pineapple bits though.
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 7:54 PM on June 4, 2010


Rats! I've been wanting to make a trip up there, but can't on such short notice. Let me know about future events, though!
posted by youcancallmeal at 8:59 PM on June 4, 2010


Wish I could make it, I love cabrito!
posted by Daddy-O at 9:07 PM on June 4, 2010


Okay this is killing me. How are you people underlining? I tried figuring that out a long time ago and it didn't end well so I gave up. I thought maybe no one else was able to underline either and that kind of made me feel better.

And then I click on MetaTalk tonight and, frankly, I think you guys are showing off.

I'm just saying.
posted by ohyouknow at 9:27 PM on June 4, 2010


ohyouknow:

<u>Something</u>
posted by Ryvar at 9:58 PM on June 4, 2010 [2 favorites]


ohyouknow, it's a u between angle brackets (don't forget to close it!). You can highlight an underlined word and then view source to see the naked html.
posted by rtha at 10:00 PM on June 4, 2010


Preview fail.
posted by rtha at 10:01 PM on June 4, 2010


(Homer)

Naked HTML, hrrrrr...

(/Homer)
posted by Splunge at 10:02 PM on June 4, 2010


Thanks Ryvar!

Naked html? View source? You are giving me far too much credit rtha...
posted by ohyouknow at 10:23 PM on June 4, 2010


I meant to say: thanks!
This may become addictive.
posted by ohyouknow at 10:41 PM on June 4, 2010


Crockpot meatballs:

Combine a bag of frozen meatballs with a jar of grape jelly and a jar of chili sauce in a big crock pot. Stir it all up, set it on low, and go drink beer all afternoon.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 11:44 PM on June 4, 2010 [5 favorites]


Yay, pain! Let's meetup on a bender in cognito. Unless others have objections, I propose we go twice. Mostly, I suspect we will not but wish we had. Oreos with milk are yummy. But if enough people make it perhaps we can evade reason.
posted by vapidave at 12:58 AM on June 5, 2010 [2 favorites]


I dream of a day when there is a meetup in Abu Dhabi. Or Lahore. Or even Dubai...
posted by bardophile at 2:30 AM on June 5, 2010


I walked into the rest stop to get some coffee and a guy sitting in a chair said "Let me guess where you're from .... Connecticut!" so now I want to go burn these pants

If the source of sartorial criticism is a guy hanging out at a rest stop, you can generally safely ignore it.


Re. meetup: I'd love to go (it's actually a reasonable drive from Sherbrooke, QC) but it's too short notice. Dammit!
posted by Shepherd at 3:01 AM on June 5, 2010


Awww, too bad. We can always use more Shepherds on a sheep farm. Some other time.
posted by terrapin at 4:47 AM on June 5, 2010


I dreamt about being in Belize last night. Weird.
posted by blucevalo at 10:11 AM on June 5, 2010


Huh. Last night I dreamt of San Pedro.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:13 AM on June 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


Call me when Jupiter shows up.

*sigh* G-ddamn no free time. I've looked at my calendar and discovered my next free weekend when I could ostensibly make it up to Vermont is Columbus Day. Thank Gourd my plans until then are awesome.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 11:23 AM on June 5, 2010


yay my anus is in town lolol

...whaddaya mean I get a one day ban for that joke?!
posted by not_on_display at 1:39 PM on June 5, 2010


Metafilter: I'm in Utah. I'm just confused now.
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 5:15 PM on June 5, 2010


Rats! I really wanted to come down to the farm, but this is the final weekend before school ends and I'm up to my eyeballs finishing grades. Hopefully we'll still have the summer bash at the farm this summer. Please count me in for that!
posted by garnetgirl at 7:53 PM on June 5, 2010


yay my anus is in town

And only slightly damaged in transit, assuming things go well from here. Still a few bumps of the colon to squeeze thru.
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 7:54 PM on June 5, 2010


not_on_display: come on up if you aren't doing anything.
posted by terrapin at 4:30 AM on June 6, 2010


Since terrapin's having a meetup while I'm out of town, I will also offer sleepover space at the farm if anyone needs it. :)
posted by turtlegirl at 10:55 AM on June 6, 2010


Thanks terrapin. Wish I could make it, but I probably cannot. Please have Uranus hold a chicken in my stead. OMGLOLOLOLOL
posted by not_on_display at 1:51 PM on June 7, 2010


If there's someone with a farm in Washington Pittsburgh that raises goats and wants to host a meetup, I am there.
posted by FlyingMonkey at 1:54 PM on June 7, 2010


Actually, I am completely wrong about what weekend I will be away and I plan to attend this. Yahoo!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:15 AM on June 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


Woot!
posted by terrapin at 2:54 PM on June 8, 2010


“Rats!” from me as well. I have long wanted to visit Terrapin Station... Gardens, that magical place where the seasons seem to pass in minutes. (I didn't believe it either, but then I saw the video.) This Friday, though, I am already overbooked — I'm skipping out early on the Slow Money national gathering, which I'm supposed to be covering, to go into downtown Burlington and watch Sonny Rollins get interviewed at the Jazz Festival. (Don't tell my wife, who thinks I will be home packing, since we're leaving for the summer in Maine on Sunday.)

Anyway, my best to the sheep, and I still hope to get over that way sometime.
posted by LeLiLo at 10:33 PM on June 8, 2010


I'll be there- hitchin a ride on the Jessamyn bus. What time?
posted by bookrach at 9:11 AM on June 10, 2010


I don't know what terrapin had in mind for the official meeting of the up, but I plan to arrive around 6:30pm.
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 10:16 AM on June 10, 2010


Should we show up pre-fed? Or bring something for the grill?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:27 AM on June 10, 2010


Grill will be out and open for use. I'll have some beer. If I have time I'll pick up some snacks.
posted by terrapin at 10:31 AM on June 10, 2010


I'll be home all day with the exception of a quick run for snacks and beer -- and maybe meat. I'll be watching the World Cup and pottering around the house trying to make it look acceptable without the assistance of turtlegirl who will still be in Disneyfornia; which is a big reason why I won't be attempting to roll out a spread of food this time. Uruguay/France starts at 2:30pm if you want to watch football/soccer with me. If not, come on by anytime after 4:30.

Also, I think an outdoor fire is in order. Weather looks like it will be sunny and in the 70s and the next rain will hold off until after midnight.
posted by terrapin at 10:53 AM on June 10, 2010


I picked up some local ground beef, some Fenway Franks, some rolls, some chips and some beer. Oh and a pineapple I plan to soak in maple syrup and cinnamon like last summer before grilling it. So unless I eat it all watching the World Cup, there will be food. From what I can see, it looks like it will be me, uranus, jessamyn and bookrach, so I should have enough for you lot.

Looking forward to seeing everyone.
posted by terrapin at 6:57 AM on June 11, 2010


I have some chicken breasts and ... not sure what else but we'll definitely have some stuff with us. Yay.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:23 AM on June 11, 2010


Chicken Breast?! OMG, why don't you bring some human legs, too, and eat those in front of the humans!

Have fun, kids!
posted by not_on_display at 8:26 AM on June 11, 2010


And everyone promise not to show ohyouknow how to make things flash, please.

Or how to view the source code of the page.

oh shit I've said too much

posted by not_on_display at 11:26 AM on June 11, 2010


*flashes chicken breasts*
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 11:49 AM on June 11, 2010


That was totally fun, thanks terrapin for hosting, hope you enjoy the rest of your visit AHFU.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:17 PM on June 11, 2010


Great time, looks like we caught the best of the weather this week. Thanks to terrapin for some great eats and hospitality. Good to meet you AHFU, safe travels.
posted by bookrach at 7:24 AM on June 12, 2010


I had fun too. Thanks for coming over!
posted by terrapin at 9:04 AM on June 13, 2010


I had a great time, you all. Thanks for showing me Vermont from terrapin's porch. I felt like I learned a lot about the state just hearing you all chat about the local characters. Thanks for coming out, jessamyn and bookach. Thanks for hosting me, terrapin. Doubly so, for the delicious pancakes.
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 6:37 AM on June 14, 2010


*oops, bookrach*
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 6:39 AM on June 14, 2010


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