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Attention residents of Davis, CA. You have outed yourselves. Why haven't we ever had a meetup?

Would anyone be interested in meeting at the Wednesday evening Farmers' Market on August 4th or 11th? There be beer there, as well as food, as well as cute dogs and peaches and ample lawn seating.

Or, if the weather ever finally turns seasonable, maybe an indoor location is preferable?
posted by mudpuppie to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:28 PM (35 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

I'm down! I had no idea there were so many Davis people on MeFi... The 11th would work for me; I'm in a conference in SF next week.
posted by kaibutsu at 4:19 PM on July 30, 2010


It would be interesting to meet some people from MeFi... I could potentially meet up on the 4th, but will be out of town the next 2 weeks after that.
posted by Candide at 5:19 PM on July 30, 2010


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posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 8:18 PM on July 30, 2010


Either FM day is fine by me. Wednesdays in general are good this summer.
posted by jenfullmoon at 10:27 PM on July 30, 2010


Why haven't the Davis, CA MeFites ever had a meetup? Obviously because they're spending all their time working on the Wiki...

I know how you feel, mr_crash II:JO, I was once introduced to an audience as Mr. Whittier instead of Wittler. And it's one of the few L.A. suburbs I've never stopped in.
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:29 PM on July 30, 2010


Ah damn, alma mater. Also happen to be close with the two guys who started Davis wiki. Wish I wasn't so busy...
posted by Christ, what an asshole at 2:05 AM on July 31, 2010


A Sacramento/Davis meetup was suggested by aniola who then passed it off to kaibatsu who was unable to make it . . . as the only attendee, I recall it as a subdued but enjoyable time.
posted by geekyguy at 12:40 PM on July 31, 2010


(Yeah, I still feel bad about that.... Sorry geekyguy!)
posted by kaibutsu at 3:58 PM on July 31, 2010


If you had it on a weekend maybe you could get some of us Sacramento types to show.

Unless you don't want us there... Damn Davis snobs!
posted by elsietheeel at 4:44 PM on July 31, 2010


Perhaps everyone could be accmodated if we met up at the Saturday market? Perhaps the 7th?
posted by kaibutsu at 4:54 PM on July 31, 2010


Attention residents of Davis, CA. You have outed yourselves. Why haven't we ever had a meetup?

*sobs* Yo mups, you and I had the first ever Davis Mefi meetup at Sophia's about two years ago. Remember?
posted by special-k at 6:42 PM on July 31, 2010


Dunno about the seventh for me: at some point my mom is coming into town to see my show (I would guess late morning/early afternoon arrival) and believe me, nobody wants her at that. She's still terrified of people being met online. So it'd be more of a "go, might leave early when the phone rings" sort of thing for me.

I love the idea of making the Sac folks schlep to Davis for once, though, 'cause man, I'm tired of the other way around.
posted by jenfullmoon at 7:02 PM on July 31, 2010


Correction, allkindsoftime and I had a meetup at Sophia's before that.
posted by special-k at 7:29 PM on July 31, 2010


the farmer's market is lovely for meeting up with friends that you recognize but a terrible idea to meet friends you've only known online---it's been CRAZY lately maybe an off night at Delta? Saturdays and the 11th are fine with me.
posted by treeshar at 8:02 PM on July 31, 2010


The Davis Wiki is tabling at the Farmer's Market for the rest of the summer, and they need volunteers/company. If you're at the market, look for 'em and be sure to say hi!

Delta sounds good. I just walked by and noticed their summer hours earlier today. They open at 7:30 every morning and close at 10pm Monday-Wednesday, midnight Thursday/Friday, and at 2pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Doodle poll: When's good for you? Admin link for editing the poll.
posted by aniola at 2:26 AM on August 1, 2010


(I included Friday the 13th for its unofficial pseudo-holiday status.)
posted by aniola at 2:28 AM on August 1, 2010


Oh, hey, there is MetIRL now. I'll read the thread later.
posted by aniola at 2:56 AM on August 1, 2010


Correction, allkindsoftime and I had a meetup at Sophia's before that.

Dude! I was about to say...we started Davis meetups.
posted by allkindsoftime at 2:54 AM on August 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


*sobs* Yo mups, you and I had the first ever Davis Mefi meetup at Sophia's about two years ago. Remember?

I remember, I just didn't realize that qualified as a meetup!

Evenings are better for me, so I'd tend to steer away from the Saturday market or Delta before 2:00, but I'm all for enticing the Sacto folks to come over.

What about a Saturday evening at someplace bikeable with outdoor seating? Sudwerk, maybe?
posted by mudpuppie at 8:38 AM on August 2, 2010


This is why we can't do nice things.
posted by mudpuppie at 9:53 AM on August 3, 2010


Meeting new people is usually good... I'd be down for this, but I'll be out of town starting saturday for 2 weeks. Sudwerk or Delta would definitely be the place to go.
posted by Candide at 2:32 PM on August 3, 2010


I propose a potluck at my place near 8th and L Streets on Saturday, August 21st at 7:00pm. This is based on the notion that people will be able to attend an event with sufficient notice. Davis is famous for potlucks, so let's have one!

Please circle one of the two options below, in response to whether this time would work for you:

Yes
No


I'll email everyone that RSVPs either on this thread or via MeMail with my exact address should this be an appropriate date and location.
posted by aniola at 7:06 PM on August 3, 2010


Unless Candide will be out of town, in which case, Sunday at 7pm on 8/21.
posted by aniola at 7:07 PM on August 3, 2010


Er...Sunday is the 22nd...

Either weekend day and time works for me, and happily the location does too. I used to live in that area.
posted by jenfullmoon at 9:50 PM on August 3, 2010


I circled 'yes,' but now the sharpie won't come off of my monitor. (FWIW, I have _very few_ solid commitments between Saturday and the start of Spring term.)
posted by kaibutsu at 10:32 PM on August 3, 2010


I can come on the Sunday; my flight will be coming into SFO Sunday afternoon. It'll be a pleasure to meet you internet folks.
posted by Candide at 9:39 AM on August 4, 2010


Ok! Sunday, 8/22. I'll make an IRL event for it sometime soon and send y'all memail.
posted by aniola at 7:26 PM on August 5, 2010


Sorry to come back late to this -- been out of the office. Can I respectfully request/suggest that we do something other than a potluck on a Sunday? Two reasons. One, it seems like our maximum attendance may be 5 -- and that's if everyone shows. That's a lot of work, expense, and food for just a few people (again, some of whom may not show up). I think it would make more sense for our first time if we could just all meet OUT somewhere, and either eat or not. If we ever end up with a more committed group, a potluck would be a great idea. But for a first meetup? I'm really reluctant.

Second, Sunday evenings are all about get-ready-for-the-work-week for me. I suspect I might be the only 8-to-5er here. :)

I don't want to change plans after they've been made, and aniola I think it's really gracious of you to offer to host. If y'all want to go ahead, by all means do so. I won't be able to attend this, though, and that would make me sad (since I brought it up!).
posted by mudpuppie at 9:18 AM on August 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'm an 8-5-er too, I'm just used to Sunday nights being bizarrely busy. But that is a very good point if there's only 5 folks showing. Maybe it just should be at a restaurant?
posted by jenfullmoon at 1:13 PM on August 6, 2010


I'm a 7-3:30er myself and I live an hour away from Davis, so a non-weeknight meetup at some point in the future would be much appreciated.
posted by elsietheeel at 4:34 PM on August 6, 2010


I was just trying to keep the conversation going; I'm not tied to the notion of having it on that date or at my place. I have more time (sort of. Bike Forth keeps me rather busy) than money at the moment, so a potluck is preferable for me (I can make tasty things from the garden!), but it sounds like a lot of you have more money/work than time.

Let's figure out a time that's good for everyone and then decide the place from there? I think a Friday or Saturday evening later in the month would work with everyone's schedules. Is everyone ok with 8/27?
posted by aniola at 12:33 AM on August 7, 2010


:( That's my birthday weekend, and I will most likely be in the mountains, quietly aging.

Sorry, not trying to make this difficult.
posted by mudpuppie at 2:17 PM on August 9, 2010


I've lost momentum. Someone else want to try arranging a time/place?
posted by aniola at 8:40 PM on August 9, 2010


Are we ready to try again? We can't keep letting San Francisco have all the fun. :(
posted by elsietheeel at 9:00 PM on September 19, 2010


http://irl.metafilter.com/293/Davis-Meetup-Be-there-or-not-be-there
posted by elsietheeel at 8:46 PM on November 21, 2010


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