Los Angeles meetup reminder September 20, 2006 9:10 PM   Subscribe

Los Angeles meetup reminder. This Friday (the 22nd), 7:00 PM at the Sportsmen's Lodge, 12825 Ventura Blvd, Studio City.
posted by jonson to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:10 PM (31 comments total)

Bring cameras, be hot. I'll be there, scody & maryh & speicus & growabrain & wendell & eyeballkid & foureyedgirl & godknowswhoelese, you guys be there too. We'll be sportsmen together, it'll be awesome, and we'll raise a pint to jonmc & pips, or if we raise too many pints to them, we'll hop in our cars & drive to vegas to crash their wedding.
posted by jonson at 9:12 PM on September 20, 2006

Also, I'm totally serious, I'll be the guy with the huge forehead, wearing this shirt, you can't miss me.
posted by jonson at 9:14 PM on September 20, 2006

Damn. I'm sorry I missed the original post. I claim extenuating circumstances, as that was the day my daughter fractured her skull and had a very exciting ambulance ride to the hospital. You don't know me (I'm godknowswhoelse, nice to meet you), but I would have had fun meeting some other (more loquatious) mefites. Coulda totally brought a camera and been hot. And worn glasses.

Also, PUIs are probably a bad idea.
posted by moira at 11:47 PM on September 20, 2006

I'll be there, but no way will I "be hot." Maybe I'll take a shower beforehand, as I wish not to offend, but otherwise I'm sticking to my Lebowskian code of sartorial inelegance. It's the Valley, dammit!
posted by maryh at 11:47 PM on September 20, 2006

Hope your girl is okay, Moira. How's her bean?
posted by maryh at 11:51 PM on September 20, 2006

Bean's okay, no matter how paranoid and upset I get about the whole thing. I love that little ones are so unexpectedly hardy.
posted by moira at 11:58 PM on September 20, 2006

What the hell is going on? I go out of the country for the weekend and there's a meetup in LA and Vegas???

posted by eyeballkid at 12:24 AM on September 21, 2006

Also, PUIs are probably a bad idea.

posted by jonson at 12:49 AM on September 21, 2006

Posting Under the Influence?
posted by jonson at 12:50 AM on September 21, 2006

posted by moira at 1:01 AM on September 21, 2006

The Valley? The Valley? Can't there be a meetup on the westside with all us cool people?

posted by Justinian at 3:14 AM on September 21, 2006

whitey will pay

drinks on jonson...that's pretty rad of you.
posted by naxosaxur at 6:06 AM on September 21, 2006

nice try, naxosaxur. Just cause I bought you drinks that one time, and we made out a little doesn't mean I do that at EVERY meetup. It was my first time in new york, and I made some mistakes, you don't need to constantly bring it up!
posted by jonson at 7:59 AM on September 21, 2006

ok well since you brought it up, i'm going to have to state for the record that it was only a ground-rule-double because although you hit it out of the park, it wasn't quite a home run...
posted by naxosaxur at 10:14 AM on September 21, 2006

I'll take 2nd base with naxosaxur over a home run with most other women any day.
posted by jonson at 10:19 AM on September 21, 2006

Probably out for this one, I fear, but perhaps I will swing by to say hi on my way back over the hill.
posted by mzurer at 11:01 AM on September 21, 2006

anyone hear from space kitty/the_bone?
posted by scody at 11:30 AM on September 21, 2006

Sportsman's Lodge? The Sportsman's Freaking Lodge? (to steal a line from Randy Newman) I LOVE IT! As a kid growing up in The Valley I attended Boy Scout Awards Dinners there! One of my best personal anecdotes happened party there and partly at Windsor Castle in Jolly Old England! If you had done this 3 years ago, I could've gotten there on a half-pint of gas! Now that I have moved up the coast to the edge of the radiation footprint of Diablo Canyon, it's about a 2:40:00 trip each way with optimum traffic.

Let me just say Sportsman's Lodge is old-school-kitchy-retro-cool and I would love to attend, and dang it, I'M GONNA TRY. Please note that I had already made some efforts toward becoming a surprise guest at the Vegas meetup (a 6:50:00 drive), but ruled it out less than 24 hours ago. (I believe that space kitty & the_bone were attempting to hitch a ride there for this weekend) If my feet or Ford should fail me now and I am unable to attend, I will announce it here.
posted by wendell at 4:36 PM on September 21, 2006

Wendell, dammit, you be there. NO EXCUSES!
posted by jonson at 6:32 PM on September 21, 2006

I'm wearing a red Silversun Pickups shirt & a black skirt.
posted by Four-Eyed Girl at 8:15 AM on September 22, 2006

I am gonna be in so much trouble with jonson... sorry, not my feet or my Ford but a body part that doesn't start with 'f' is holding me back. It's better this way: you don't want to have the first MeFi meetup with a special guest appearance by the LA paramedics, would you? (Although it might be interesting to see if Gage & DeSoto are still on active duty... damn, I'm old AND weak)
posted by wendell at 1:51 PM on September 22, 2006

I'm sick and I'm still going. So there. I shall be wearing a red shirt that says "everybody dance like there's ass in your pants."
posted by speicus at 3:50 PM on September 22, 2006

I'll be there, but fashionably late. Don't know what I'll be wearing, so I'll just look for jonson.
posted by scody at 3:52 PM on September 22, 2006

posted by jonson at 4:13 PM on September 22, 2006

But specius, I am sick AND 160 miles away. As much as I would like to spread the lungrot to the populations of Santa Maria and Santa Barbara on the way, it doesn't make it any easier. I'm going to open a thread at MeCha so you attendees can comment on how much fun it is and make me feel even crappier.
posted by wendell at 5:41 PM on September 22, 2006

What a fabulous evening we just had, crashing the Bass Family Reunion, complete with ballroom dancing to "Superfreak"! Truly, a meetup like no other. Pictures, I feel certain, will follow shortly.
posted by scody at 11:12 PM on September 22, 2006

We were serenaded by the one-of-a-kind stylings of JussTuss: "Classic Rock With Class." Oh yeah.

Wendell, don't sweat it, I was just giving you a hard time. :)
posted by speicus at 11:30 PM on September 22, 2006

Nothing sweated (except for a low-grade fever); just keeping my mind off my coughing... and you know hocking up a lung in the middle of the dance floor would've been a downer... I expect at least one very snarky shoutout among the pictures.
posted by wendell at 11:45 PM on September 22, 2006

Pictures are live!
posted by jonson at 8:04 AM on September 23, 2006

And Wendell, while I did give you a shoutout, I failed to draw a cartoon version of you hocking up anything out of respect for your condition ;-)
posted by jonson at 8:05 AM on September 23, 2006

Argh, this'll teach me to fail to obsessively check MeTa.

The Sportsmen's Lodge is no more than two miles from my place.

Next time! *waves fist*
posted by mullingitover at 12:54 PM on September 23, 2006

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