Meetup: May 4, Oakland May 3, 2006 3:32 AM   Subscribe

Reminder: East Bay meetup, Thur May 4, 6:30-ish, at Luka's in Oakland. More Inside for links.
posted by Dunwitty to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:32 AM (29 comments total)

Dunno why MetaTalk doesn't have the same formatting/link toolbar that the Blue and the Green do. At any rate, the East Bay meetup initiated in this thread will be held at Luka's in Oakland tomorrow (Thursday 5/4) at 6:30 or 7:00. Be there!
posted by Dunwitty at 3:35 AM on May 3, 2006

Better make it 7 - that's when I'm reserving the big table for. Unless I hear otherwise from you all.
posted by small_ruminant at 8:24 AM on May 3, 2006

Wow, a reservation for a meetup! Fancy!

I am having a pretty hellish week at work and so am extra-motivated to unwind with ye fair peeps.
posted by scarabic at 8:53 AM on May 3, 2006

Here's a shot of the outside, for folks like me who've never been:

posted by scarabic at 8:56 AM on May 3, 2006

I don't see a big table but I will hope it's there.
posted by small_ruminant at 9:37 AM on May 3, 2006

There was a big long table there in February, just immediately to the left of the entrance, facing the bar.

But that was February. Don't hold me to it.

There's also a parking lot behind it, for those not using BART.
posted by ambrosia at 10:42 AM on May 3, 2006

There's been construction on the street behind it on and off for several months that could make that parking lot inaccessible. I'll be driving by there on my way home tonight, so I'll check it out to forewarn y'all. And if the big table isn't there, it's really not a big deal. There's plenty of small tables and chairs in the lounge area that can be gathered together.
posted by team lowkey at 3:29 PM on May 3, 2006

I am going to try to make it, though it may not be till 9pm or so. Are people likely to still be around?
posted by occhiblu at 10:30 AM on May 4, 2006

I lied -- it'll probably be closer to 8:30. But I still want to make sure that everyone's not going to be making it an early schoolnight before I haul my tired ass under the water.
posted by occhiblu at 10:43 AM on May 4, 2006

I would think so.
posted by small_ruminant at 11:01 AM on May 4, 2006

I'll be catching one of the last couple of BARTs back to Dublin/Pleasanton.
posted by Dunwitty at 11:30 AM on May 4, 2006

Streets and parking lots are clear. All systems go.
posted by team lowkey at 1:34 PM on May 4, 2006

I am going to be late if I can get away from my infernal job at all.

posted by scarabic at 5:53 PM on May 4, 2006

Oh, fer Pete's sake, I'm gonna be running late, as well. :20 or so. Is anybody going to be there on time?
posted by brundlefly at 6:40 PM on May 4, 2006

Argh! Some asshole broke into my apt and stole my credit cards and (nothing else obvious) and now I'm waiting for the cops to file a report and I'll be LATE and I'm the one who reserved the table. I told them to release it to anyone who said metafilter. I also said party of 8. Who knows how many will really show up.

Sorry! I'll be there as soon as possible!
posted by small_ruminant at 6:40 PM on May 4, 2006

If that didn't suck so bad, s_r, this would be hilarious.
posted by brundlefly at 6:43 PM on May 4, 2006

Okay, I'll go head over to Oakland and raise the banner for the Berkeleyites. I'll get there when I get there, considering what time of day it is...
posted by ambrosia at 6:46 PM on May 4, 2006

i'll be there, but a bit late too. Like 7:30ish.
posted by oneirodynia at 6:46 PM on May 4, 2006

Fuck me!

I wasn't able to make it and I don't even have a good story like small_ruminant. I was just stuck at work way late.

[hangs head like an asshole]
posted by scarabic at 11:23 PM on May 4, 2006

well we missed you- you'll just have to make the next one.
posted by small_ruminant at 11:47 PM on May 4, 2006

I had a lovely time with all you lovely people. Discussing lesbian porn with DaShiv is always a good time.

Thanks to small_ruminant and Dunwitty for getting this thing together, and to oneirodynia for taking us on a fabulous walking tour of Oakland. I now feel well-versed in the bars of Broadway.
posted by occhiblu at 12:45 AM on May 5, 2006

A great time was had by all. I speak for everyone, evidently.

Damnit, scarabic! Work? Work?!
posted by brundlefly at 1:01 AM on May 5, 2006

Good lord, occhiblu, how did you get home and update so fast? I just walked in the door!
posted by Dunwitty at 1:02 AM on May 5, 2006

I learnt many things about my good neighbors, the Mefights. Zombie sex, biofluids, masticators - it was all there. Even a walking tour of downtown Oakland, complete with egg projectiles.

A fortress of Pabst Blue Ribbon cases to you all!
posted by Dunwitty at 1:05 AM on May 5, 2006

Poorly aimed egg projectiles, mind you.
posted by brundlefly at 1:24 AM on May 5, 2006

Discussing lesbian porn with DaShiv is always a good time.

I was taught to discuss only things that I had some actual knowledge of while in polite company, so...
posted by DaShiv at 1:41 AM on May 5, 2006

It is a shame we had to spend most of the evening asking "Where's scarabic?", but it was still a good time. It was great meeting you all.
posted by team lowkey at 10:24 AM on May 5, 2006

Poorly aimed egg projectiles

Yeah, small_ruminant and I got to experience that charming feature as well. Even so, it was a great evening, and big props to those intrepid few (occhiblu! and that person I'm forgetting!) who braved the dreaded Tube to join us from the other side of the Bay.
posted by ambrosia at 11:18 AM on May 5, 2006

hear hear!

dashiv, I owe you a reciprocal drink.

or two, since mine was expensive.
posted by small_ruminant at 1:17 PM on May 5, 2006

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