San Francisco Meetup October 18, 2005 4:43 PM   Subscribe

MeFiSF: Joy of the Big Apple meets Gem of the Tenderloin, this Saturday, October 22nd, at 7 PM. Track with Upcoming.
posted by caitlinb to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:43 PM (7 comments total)

I’m very fortunate that I’m the first comment, as I have a bit of a contingency to report here in NY.

Short, shitty version of a very convoluted emergency: Last night, I had to cancel my airline ticket for my upcoming trip to San Francisco.

I’m not sure if you know, but I work for a miniscule non-profit, and it is just myself, the President, and a consultant.

When the President approved my vacation dates back in July (and again when I booked my ticket in August) he hadn’t yet been invited to a meeting involving the proposal of a new shoah memorial museum in the midwest. He agreed to the meeting, and it is my duty to now create (before this tuesday, via macromedia director) a very complex media presentation drawing from our visual arts library. It’s just impossible for me to go, as his symposium is a very big deal. I mean, I *could* visit, but I’d return to NY most certainly unemployed. The President made it very clear that I need to be here for this preparation.

Regardless, I’m so disappointed and upset. I was looking forward to meeting all of you. I hope you still have the meet-up and toast to my sorry ass scrambling my entire weekend to parse images into a glorified power point presentation.

I'm so sorry to you, caitlinb, for all the preparations you've made, and all the energy you've put towards spearheading the meet-up. You didn't have to do any of that, and I really do appreciate it all. And I'm equally sorry to scarabic for all the back-end arrangements he helped me with when I was planning my holiday.

Love and respect to the entire San Francisco metafilter crew,
posted by naxosaxur at 10:49 AM on October 19, 2005

Just try and stay out of my way. Just try! I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog too!

Wait, do you even have a dog?

Anyway, I propose we locals meet anyway, and dedicate this meetup to Ms Axur and her Protestant (hahaha, I crack me up) work ethic.
posted by caitlinb at 11:34 AM on October 19, 2005

oh caitlinb...

thanks for understanding...

sorry again :(
posted by naxosaxur at 12:56 PM on October 19, 2005

Bummer that we won't get to see you this time! No Naxos : (

But I hope your project goes swimmingly! Hmm, wouldn't that be interesting if Specklet suddenly was available???
posted by jasper411 at 4:02 PM on October 19, 2005

Awww... worst news of the day! We'll getcha out here another time. Maybe I'll start a fundraiser: gather enough donations to buy naxos a ticket and I'll be sweet as a cupcake on the site for a week.
posted by scarabic at 5:09 PM on October 19, 2005

posted by naxosaxur at 9:18 AM on October 20, 2005

Fuck. Of course I moved from SF to LA on the 15th! One of these days there'll be a meetup near me ;)
posted by starscream at 8:24 AM on October 23, 2005

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