Boston and Cambridge meetup reminder. August 25, 2006 5:36 AM   Subscribe

Reminder: Boston/Cambridge area meetup, tomorrow, Saturday, August 26. Cambridge Brewing Company at Kendall Square in Cambridge at 6pm for dinner, followed by a very short walk to Flat Top Johnny's for pool. (Previously)
posted by Plutor to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:36 AM (32 comments total)

The count from the last thread seems to be at least 13. Should we make reservations at CBC? I've never been there, how busy is it, and how ready for large groups will they be? Enfa's suggestion about eating outside might be a challenge given the forecast.
posted by Plutor at 5:39 AM on August 25, 2006

Is CBC the kind of place a 19-year-old can walk into and eat? If so, I'll see if I can make it for dinner.
posted by danb at 6:12 AM on August 25, 2006

eat at, rather.
posted by danb at 6:14 AM on August 25, 2006

Yes, I believe it is. It's a restaurant that just happens to brew their own (excellent) beer. And AFAIK, you can play (or just hang) at Flat Top Johnny's, too.
posted by Plutor at 6:19 AM on August 25, 2006

Whoever picks the dates of these events seems to have mastered the art of picking days I'm otherwise busy. Last Boston meetup was on graduation day, and this one I'm moving to a new apartment. Alas.

Have fun! I'll swing by for the next one.
posted by heresiarch at 7:57 AM on August 25, 2006

Is this the type of thing you have to be a young, city-dwelling, hip, attractive, interesting and fresh-smelling person to attend or would a mid-30s, un-cool suburban dad with no social skills and a pungent aroma feel at home?
posted by bondcliff at 8:17 AM on August 25, 2006

Assuming your pungent aroma is less Amorphophallus titanum and more more of a parmesan, you'll feel perfectly at home, I guarantee.
posted by Plutor at 8:32 AM on August 25, 2006

Can't do this one, but next time, hopefully!
posted by blahblahblah at 10:28 AM on August 25, 2006

Assuming your pungent aroma is less Amorphophallus titanum and more more of a parmesan, you'll feel perfectly at home, I guarantee.

It's more like the unmistakable stench of a crushed soul, nothing a little Right Guard won't take care of. I might be able to make it, depending on how my day goes tomorrow.
posted by bondcliff at 10:33 AM on August 25, 2006

Banjo and I should be there!
posted by robocop is bleeding at 10:53 AM on August 25, 2006

Hard to tell how many people will show up at all vs. show up at 6. Should I reserve seating for 10 at 6:15?
posted by enfa at 12:42 PM on August 25, 2006

I intend to come for the food, and will bring one, maybe two, regular registered lurking readers as well. I have no excuse now, and swore I'd make it to one meet-up before leaving bos.
posted by whatzit at 1:28 PM on August 25, 2006

I just moved here, and I guess I missed the first announcement while I was packing boxes. Is it too late to join in?
posted by brett at 4:09 PM on August 25, 2006

brett: It is never too late. Well, until Sunday. Then it is too late.
posted by whatzit at 4:14 PM on August 25, 2006

Cool, I'll be there then.
posted by brett at 4:34 PM on August 25, 2006

OK, maybe I'll show and have some grub and a pinta.

By nine I'll probably be ready to sack out on a pool table from all the beer. Hic! ;)
posted by zaphod at 7:21 PM on August 25, 2006

Especially given it's a Saturday night, is there any way to know who y'all are? Someone's bringing a stupid hat right?
posted by whatzit at 7:25 PM on August 25, 2006

In the last thread, enfa said he'll be wearing a bright red creative commies shirt. I have no idea what I'll be wearing, but I'll definitely have an old-timey-looking camera with me. Chances are that if you look for a mass of awkward looking nerdlingers and ask them if they're from Metafilter, you'll probably be right. In fact, thinking back on it, every time I've gone to a meetup, I've been able to pick out the Mefites in an otherwise-crowded place.
posted by Plutor at 3:47 AM on August 26, 2006

Reservations at the CBC are made for a party of 12 at 6:15 under the name 'metafilter'. I'm sure we'll be able to snag more chairs if people come later.

I'm a tall blonde caucasian male, and I'll be in aforementioned creative commies red shirt. If you'd like to bring something big and obnoxious like a day glo orange camo cowboy hat, we'll put it to use.
posted by enfa at 9:36 AM on August 26, 2006

If it's a nice evening a table outside might be nice:

But, it might be a bit cool tonight so bring a jacket. The seating area outside is much nicer than inside IMHO. Inside feels a little drab & plain. I'll be there for a food & drink, not sure how long I'll stay.

Do we go by our real names or Meta-names? Can I bring a camera and take pics? If everyone has Asperger's can I leave really quickly? ;) (Only joking, I've a bad sense of humor.)

bondcliff, I'm about your age and I'm going to try and show. So we can compare our aches & pains if we can't get chatting to all them there young'uns! 8)
posted by zaphod at 12:58 PM on August 26, 2006

I don't think I'm going to be able to make it. (Moving takes longer than I thought, evidently.) I'll try to make the next one -- have fun!
posted by danb at 1:50 PM on August 26, 2006

Not going to happen for me either tonight, unfortunately. Have a good time.
posted by bondcliff at 2:12 PM on August 26, 2006

I will be there, and I'm leaving in 10 minutes.
posted by Plutor at 2:20 PM on August 26, 2006

Hoping everyone's having fun, I'm currently stuck in the office - grumble grumble - D*mn site launches...
posted by jalexei at 5:16 PM on August 26, 2006

I'd totally be there if I had found out before now.
posted by Sprout the Vulgarian at 6:01 PM on August 26, 2006

I didn't make it there either!
posted by nonane at 10:10 PM on August 26, 2006

Was a nice evening, I'm glad I went. Those pitchers of beer at CBC are neat. Sorry I couldn't make it to Flat-tops!

I'll probably get me names mixed up here, so please excuse me if I do:

brett: Hope the new job goes well!
Sam: Good luck driving. ;) I hope the tunnels & roofs tour went well too.
Steph: I hope ye get to Japan!

Everyone else: good to meet ya! ;)
posted by zaphod at 12:27 PM on August 27, 2006

3/3, zaphod.
posted by whatzit at 1:37 PM on August 27, 2006

Holy shit, I was in Waltham that night. Dammit. I was going to call a meetup for two weekends from now. Is that too soon to do it again?

Next time, post the reminder like a week in advance, so that those of use who are away from our computers since Friday morning will see it.
posted by Eideteker at 6:47 PM on August 27, 2006

It's never too early to have another meetup!
posted by Plutor at 7:00 PM on August 27, 2006

Eideteker: It was posted sometime ago

Plutor posted this notice as a reminder as the original invite had disappeared into the nether-regions.

But, it's never too late for another, especially as college is starting up again. I'm sure there's plenty of folk looking to get out.
posted by zaphod at 9:01 PM on August 27, 2006

Yeah; last time I saw that thread it was still supposed to be the 20th, so I didn't pay attention. It's cool; I'll have plenty of time for meetups once I'm in town fulltime.
posted by Eideteker at 9:13 PM on August 27, 2006

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