Portland Meetup December 25, 2005 5:47 PM   Subscribe

Will Portland, Oregon accommodate a Yarthonto! Metafilter meetup? MatildaBen, DFT, alan, cortex et al, I'm talking to you. February 11th or 18th, else we'll meet on a Tuesday, baby.

I'll post again about this later in the new year. Pacific Northwest MeFites, I'm talking to you.
posted by rebirtha to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:47 PM (30 comments total)

What is Yarthonto?

It looks like I'll be in Europe that week, so I guess it doesn't matter.
posted by cmonkey at 8:09 PM on December 25, 2005

The week of Saturday through Saturday? Great timing.

It's the personal vow of a friend of mine and some people he knows to no longer celebrate Valentine's Day. Instead, they celebrate Yarthonto! For some reason it always tickled my fancy.
posted by rebirtha at 9:20 PM on December 25, 2005

Do they always celebrate it with a 500px-tall spice girls sig image?

No matter -- if'n I'm around, I'm in.
posted by cortex at 9:33 PM on December 25, 2005

The week of Saturday through Saturday? Great timing.

Sometimes a guy just has to go and drink beer in Spain, y'know?
posted by cmonkey at 9:52 PM on December 25, 2005

And frankly, every holiday should be celebrated with 500px tall Spice Girls .sigs.
posted by cmonkey at 9:55 PM on December 25, 2005

You folks haven't seen the sun in awhile, have you?
posted by ph00dz at 4:40 AM on December 26, 2005

Ok, I've now read that thread three times and I still have no idea what Yarthonto might entail. Care to enlighten?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:16 AM on December 26, 2005

I'm up for it, and will probably be able to bring lipstick thespian with me. The 18th is probably better, since the week before that I'll still be recovering from whatever 40th birthday plans my friends had made for me.
posted by matildaben at 10:43 AM on December 26, 2005

I wanna go but I still plan on celebrating VD since I totally love candy.
posted by yodelingisfun at 6:38 PM on December 26, 2005

Well, I guess I won't be in Europe until March now, so I'm in.
posted by cmonkey at 6:52 PM on December 26, 2005

Well hell, if cmonkey can cancel his trip to Europe, I can sure as hell postpone my trip to Troutdale.
posted by DeepFriedTwinkies at 7:27 PM on December 26, 2005

goodnewsfortheinsane: Yarthonto! is the holiday created by a friend of mine, Mustafa Q. Brainmender, in response to the oppression levied by Valentine's Day on anyone who doesn't want to be beholden to its Hallmarkian tradition. (He is the guy with the Spice Girls sig, and no, I don't participate on that discussion board.) Yarthonto! is what you can feel free to celebrate if you hate Valentine's Day, yet want something to do to avoid the V. D. revellers.

ph00dz: It's Portland. What do you think?

matildaben: I'm game for the 18th if everyone else is. I simply think that once every six months is not a frequent enough drinkup meetup schedule.
posted by rebirtha at 8:00 PM on December 26, 2005

Hey Twinkie, wanna ride share?
posted by yodelingisfun at 8:29 PM on December 26, 2005

...I still plan on celebrating VD...

I pondered this once, but the burning sensation changed my mind.
posted by theonetruebix at 8:38 PM on December 26, 2005

Oh you should come Bix, it would be groovy as fuck to hang out again...
posted by yodelingisfun at 9:50 PM on December 26, 2005

Ah, thanks. My head isn't quite clear yet from all that Festivus debauchery.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 5:36 AM on December 27, 2005

Woah, I dunno if we can compete with Troutdale. That's some serious entertainment.
posted by cmonkey at 9:02 AM on December 27, 2005

I'm willing to cancel my trip to the bathroom.

Well, postpone anyway.
posted by cortex at 9:18 AM on December 27, 2005

Yodels, I plan to wear a seriously groovy hippie shirt so if you're brave, I'm game.
posted by DeepFriedTwinkies at 9:30 AM on December 27, 2005

Well if you Portland kids aren't too hip to have us, I'll wander up from Eugene and perhaps bring a south valley mefite or two with me. I've been in Portland the last 5 weekends in a row anyway. Might as well start drinking with y'all.

And Twinkie, is this the beginning of some costume smackdown? I always confuse Halloween and Valentines Day as it is. Might as well start dressing up for it...
posted by afflatus at 3:12 PM on December 27, 2005

aff, I learned many years ago to never engage in a smackdown of any sort with Eugene folks. I just have horrid taste in clothes is all.
posted by DeepFriedTwinkies at 5:07 PM on December 27, 2005

You folks haven't seen the sun in awhile, have you?

Hey... we resemble that!

And yes, I'll be there--in theory--with bells on.
posted by togdon at 12:22 AM on December 28, 2005

Hot dog! If afflatus is driving, I'm there. Can't think of a better way to snub Valentine's Day.
posted by medialyte at 12:10 AM on December 29, 2005

Yeah, unless I'm scheduled to work a long weekend in Portland that weekend, I will give you a ride medialyte.

I'm trying to think of a nice outfit that fits the holiday theme...hmm, what in my closet says "bloody martyr" the best...
posted by afflatus at 1:46 PM on December 29, 2005

I think you mean 'bloody mary,' afflatus. It is a Portland meetup, after all.
posted by rebirtha at 11:27 PM on December 29, 2005

Damn, that immediately took me back to having to sing "Bloody Mary" in a high school production of South Pacific. Not somewhere I wanted to be taken back to, thank you very much.

I must now go cleanse my brain with much better music.
posted by afflatus at 11:27 AM on December 30, 2005

I will do my darndest to be there. But definitely a reminder later is needed. I'm old, and...something something.
posted by frykitty at 1:05 PM on December 30, 2005

The Metachat contingent is all atwitter about this meetup.
posted by matildaben at 8:30 AM on January 9, 2006

Oooh oooh I just heard about this and I'm all atwitter too!
posted by Specklet at 9:28 PM on January 9, 2006

I'm in! Has anyone picked out a venue yet? I'd like to suggest some place downtown, or perhaps the Montage.
posted by pieisexactlythree at 2:19 PM on January 19, 2006

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