Vancouver meetup February 2006 February 3, 2006 10:07 AM   Subscribe

Reminder: Vancouver meetup Saturday Feb 4th, Smiley O'neils, 7pm. [mi]
posted by PurplePorpoise to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:07 AM (15 comments total)

Oh boy, a meetup! How exciting!
posted by antifreez_ at 10:10 AM on February 3, 2006

Smiley O'neil's []

So this porpoise gets his flippers on a cellphone and calls the bartender, "Ah, my good barkeep. I am inclined to book a reservation at your fine establishment."

"No can do. Game night."

"Blast and damnations!"

Oh well, like they say about the plans of mice and marine mammals.

It's Hockey Night in Canada (so it probably won't do any good to get there early), the 'nucks are up against the Oil at 7pm. Hopefully not too many people will want to go to Smelly O'neil's to watch the game.

I'll get there a little ahead of 7pm and try to set up shop. I'm a skinny Chinese dude, black leather jacket, will likely be wearing a blue shirt and green pants.

See everyone there!
posted by PurplePorpoise at 10:11 AM on February 3, 2006

Uhhh... why not go someplace that won't be showing the game?
posted by timeistight at 10:39 AM on February 3, 2006

Actually, that's a good point. It might be a good time to come up with a backup plan, just in case the place is too crowded.
posted by antifreez_ at 10:54 AM on February 3, 2006

There's 16-20 people who've contacted and said that they'll come (or maybes).

Hmm, stupid orcas, should I send out an email to everyone on the list with my cell # so if there's nobody from the metas at Smiley's, they can suss out where we headed?
posted by PurplePorpoise at 11:01 AM on February 3, 2006

Yeah, that would be a good start.
posted by antifreez_ at 11:06 AM on February 3, 2006

Ok, so I sent the email out to the confirmees. If you've confirmed and didn't get the email or if you didn't confirm but want to have a contact number to assess the status of the meetup, email's in my profile.
posted by PurplePorpoise at 12:28 PM on February 3, 2006

Thanks for all your work organizing this, PP.
posted by timeistight at 1:29 PM on February 3, 2006

Backup plan... well there's the Irish Heather, though I know there have been a couple of objections- I'm just trying to think of someplace without TV's.... there's also the Railway, but there'll be cover as The Furios are playing there tonight. Any other backup suggestions?
posted by Zack_Replica at 2:30 PM on February 3, 2006

And by 'tonight' I meant Saturday, of course.
posted by Zack_Replica at 2:37 PM on February 3, 2006

The power to my place went out (along with all of coquitlam and surrey, supposedly - strange that there's power, like, 8 blocks away) and I'm typing this from the lab.

Had a few people email me to say that they won't make it =( but I'll be at Smiley's a little before 7.

If you dont' spot me or your netizen-dar is on a fritz, feel free to ring my cell.
posted by PurplePorpoise at 4:53 PM on February 4, 2006

Unfortunately, I've had a cat incident, so I have to send my regrets as well. Next time...
posted by birdsquared at 5:34 PM on February 4, 2006

Thanks again for organizing, PurplePorpoise! Nice to be able to put faces to some of the names.

Most MetaFilter-like moment:

ori: I'm running a reading group on existentialism.

jeffj: Why bother?
posted by russilwvong at 9:58 AM on February 5, 2006

Why bother?


I've used up my metatalk posting privileges for the week, does someone care to make a post where I can deposit the pictures?
posted by PurplePorpoise at 11:58 AM on February 5, 2006

posted by russilwvong at 2:01 PM on February 5, 2006

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