London Meetup December 6, 2006 11:02 AM   Subscribe

Reminder that there's a London meetup this Friday at The Bricklayers. Last time there was a shortage of chairs and table space, if someone gets there early-ish, could they loiter around a table upstairs?
posted by TheDonF to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:02 AM (17 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

I just posted in the last thread wondering about timing...

In theory, I could get there quite early. However, my pint nursing skills are lax and I don't want to run the risk of being drunk before anyone else gets there...

What time are most people arriving?
posted by davehat at 11:13 AM on December 6, 2006

I'll be jumping on the 5.25 train from work, so should get there about 6:45-ish. I got there at the same time last time and there was already a chair shortage and about half-a-dozen Mefites. This time add in: Friday, near Christmas, too cold to stand outside.
posted by TheDonF at 11:33 AM on December 6, 2006

OK, well I'll have spent the day gazing at (but declining to buy) expensive items displayed in shop windows, so maybe I should try and get there before the hoardes leave work at 5.30.

What sort of numbers are expected? My ninja chair/table reserving powers will serve me better if I have an idea of numbers attending...
posted by davehat at 11:45 AM on December 6, 2006

There seemed to be a reasonable amount of interest in this thread and I believe there's a couple of MeCha peeps coming along as well. IIRC there was about 10 of us last time.
posted by TheDonF at 12:39 PM on December 6, 2006

I'll escape work at about 5:30, which should get me to TCR for just after six, all being well.
posted by armoured-ant at 3:11 PM on December 6, 2006

But who's going to reserve our ninjas?
posted by chrismear at 4:09 PM on December 6, 2006

Ninjas, like Indians, have reservations.
posted by armoured-ant at 4:29 PM on December 6, 2006

You mean, like, they don't want to be the first to try out new things?
posted by chrismear at 4:47 PM on December 6, 2006

Afraid I won't be able to make it until about 8ish. Still, looking forward to seeing you all then.
posted by MrMustard at 12:31 AM on December 7, 2006

I have reservations about inviting the ninjas.
posted by louigi at 12:51 AM on December 7, 2006

I'm afraid, as the bard once said, I've bolloxed my calendar.
I shan't be there in person, but I'll try to be there in the universal spirit of sarcasm.

I've blunderingly re-arranged my weekend in London for the 15th-17th though, if any of ye locals think you're still going to be thirsty.
posted by NinjaTadpole at 1:20 AM on December 7, 2006

I phoned to ask about reserving a table. No dice. Barman said the upstairs lounge opens at six, and the closer to that time we arrive, the better our chances, so I will try to get there around 6:30.
posted by Optamystic at 2:36 AM on December 7, 2006

Oooh good idea Optamystic. Is anyone bringing cards and pens? I'll try and grab some, but could well forget...
posted by TheDonF at 3:06 AM on December 7, 2006

I should be able to be there around 6:30. I have many pens.
posted by sueinnyc at 4:14 AM on December 7, 2006

I'd love to be there but I'm being treated to dinner by a millionaire.
I'll tell y'all about it next time...
posted by dash_slot- at 10:25 AM on December 7, 2006

Are they a millionare because they're financially prudent? If so, you could find yourself in your local kebab shop sitting at the sole, fag-burnt plastic table at the front by the window. And then you'll wish you'd done the sensible thing and come to the Bricklayers :)
posted by TheDonF at 11:25 AM on December 7, 2006

I had dinner with a millionaire this week, but I'm still going to the MeFi meet on Friday.

Put that on a t-shirt.
posted by armoured-ant at 4:59 PM on December 7, 2006

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