Dallas TX Meetup January 10, 2007 8:12 AM   Subscribe

So a cool guy told me that a dreamy gal was coming to Dallas on Friday to have some drinks. Seeing as how I never turn down drinks with these two, I will be there too. We were thinking about the Meridian Room and Friday (the 12th) on a time in the evening to be determined. I was tasked with advertising the event to invite whomever is up for it. So, anyone around Dallas interested in having a drinks, let us know your availability so we can adjust and plan accordingly. TIA.
posted by dios to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:12 AM (39 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

dios!

tog!

i wanna go :(
posted by Stynxno at 9:24 AM on January 10, 2007


me too :(
posted by quonsar at 9:25 AM on January 10, 2007


Ahem. Shoutouts from Dallas must include one or both of the following:

A) Ass (scroll down)
B) Carebears Checker Set
posted by romakimmy at 9:39 AM on January 10, 2007


tog!
posted by eddydamascene at 10:58 AM on January 10, 2007


tog, ufez & dios! I would almost put up with being in Dallas to have the honor of attending this event...
posted by jonson at 11:13 AM on January 10, 2007


god why does every thread have to be about dios seriously
posted by cortex at 11:57 AM on January 10, 2007 [4 favorites]


As I am previously engaged I will send my most indomitable pantsfish to attend in spirit on my behalf. Watch for a silly hat.
posted by loquacious at 12:55 PM on January 10, 2007


cortex: that belong in the green.
posted by dios at 2:11 PM on January 10, 2007


Hey. I'll pop in for a bit - just give me a time. The Meridian Room sounds swell.
posted by item at 2:38 PM on January 10, 2007


...and gets busy Friday nights, so the earlier yadda yadda yoo...
posted by item at 2:42 PM on January 10, 2007


Hmmmm.... am I busy Friday night? It's only about 40 miles....
posted by Doohickie at 3:01 PM on January 10, 2007


Come, and bring Ceiling Cat.
posted by item at 3:10 PM on January 10, 2007


Fair disclosure - I'm still waiting on confirmation from tog. I've not received anything definitive yet.

...and gets busy Friday nights, so the earlier yadda yadda yoo...

I can probably be down there by 6:30 or so, but if it gets too crowded, we could always head over to Bar of Soap (who has $3 Hankaritas(!?) and a couple of bands playing, as well as free Wi-Fi if anyone feels like bringing a laptop) or Fallout Lounge, who never has much of anyone in there before midnight anyhow.

But yes, come people!
posted by Ufez Jones at 5:25 PM on January 10, 2007


*waves fist in consternation at his work schedule*

*waves fist again at the word "consternation," which sounds so much lamer than "righteous, web-fueled anger."*

Dammit.
posted by Cyrano at 5:50 PM on January 10, 2007


And if someone doesn't come away from this with a picture of dios with devil horns--and I don't care what kind they are. They could be those cheap-ass, craft-weirdo kind you get at the Renaissance festival with the leather string that's supposed to go under your chin, but the cute girls who've already bought their fairy wings somehow manage to sling through their ponytails, or the Ronnie James Dio kind, with that thing you do with your hand when someone is just-slightly-behind-you-when-the-picture-was-taken-deal--but, dammit, I want devil horns!
posted by Cyrano at 6:02 PM on January 10, 2007


"slightly-ahead-of-you"

*sigh* Stupid web-fueled rants...

posted by Cyrano at 6:04 PM on January 10, 2007


I never knew web fuel was so efficent.
posted by liquorice at 7:10 PM on January 10, 2007


dios, tog and ufez? Now that's a meetup. Wish I could go.
posted by eyeballkid at 9:41 PM on January 10, 2007


It's no #mefi Vegas meetup, ebk, and actually, it's been done before (kind of on the downlow, I guess). That said, I hope tog can make it down.

And Cyrano, find a weekend (that's not a holiday) and you're more than welcome to come up and breathe some fresh Dallas criminal air.

Within a 20 minute period, I saw 4 police cars with lights alit at a stripmall less than a mile from my place, and then went home to find a helicopter circling the area. Watching the local news, turns out, someone tried to knock over a jewlery store (robber got shot, yay?) and there was a carjacking just south of here. Go Dallas, 8 years and counting for leader in crime in cities over 1mm. Civic pride never tasted so good.
posted by Ufez Jones at 10:32 PM on January 10, 2007


*prepares for Friday night's rampage
posted by item at 11:58 PM on January 10, 2007


Dang, if y'all had made it Saturday I could come, but it's tough to get up to DFW from cow-town on a friday evening...
posted by SpecialK at 8:51 AM on January 11, 2007


SpecialK: I'm sorry Friday is not good for you. Would you be a definite for Sat? Saturday is not very good for me; I'm a 100% available for Friday, 50% for Saturday.

But I would be interested to see what anyone else thinks about Sat vs Fri. That's why I made this thread: to check people's schedule.
posted by dios at 9:03 AM on January 11, 2007


So what's the deal? Is it on for Friday?
posted by Doohickie at 2:19 PM on January 11, 2007


Man, I never thought I'd say "I wish I could be in Dallas". But here we are.
posted by boo_radley at 2:30 PM on January 11, 2007


Doohickie, yeah, it's scheduled on Friday. My point was just that if a number of people roll in and say "I can't on Friday but I can on Saturday" and the "Friday is good" people can make it on Saturday, then we maybe can change it to accommodate.

As that hasn't happened, its on for tomorrow 6:30ish until late.

Are you coming Doohickie?
posted by dios at 2:50 PM on January 11, 2007


Well, shit. Apparently tog's got to stay in OKC and man the battle station with the ice storm moving in. She's down for attempting again in the future, though. Pity.
posted by Ufez Jones at 3:56 PM on January 11, 2007


Are you coming Doohickie?

No, but I'm breathin' heavy ;-)

Seriously? Yeah, odds are looking better. I got a kitchen pass from the Mrs., so as long as I can get some stuff done in time that's beyond my control (satellite TV installation), I think I'll be there.
posted by Doohickie at 4:39 PM on January 11, 2007


Excellent, Doohickster. Meridian Room's super-easy to get to from 30. Hope you can make it.
posted by Ufez Jones at 5:16 PM on January 11, 2007


I'll be there, along with my ladyfriend, at around 7:30. Let's keep Friday as Saturday's a no-go for me. I'm somewhat important, right? Right now it's U Jones, dios, me, and a possible Doohick, correct? Four isn't enough, dammit.
posted by item at 6:54 PM on January 11, 2007


It's my first MeFi meetup; you don't want to overload me ;-)
posted by Doohickie at 6:58 PM on January 11, 2007


So you'll making the trek down 30, then? Great!
posted by item at 7:06 PM on January 11, 2007


BTW, I'm actually headed down to Exposition Park in a few minutes. Maybe I'll camp out overnight at Meridian...
posted by item at 7:07 PM on January 11, 2007


Dumb question.... how do I find you guys at Meridian? Will there be a sign? A reservation? Do you want a picture of me so you can spot me?

(The only other kind of meetup I've been to was car-based, so it was easy- just look for a group of the right kind of cars in the parking lot.)
posted by Doohickie at 9:23 PM on January 11, 2007


If you show up after I'm there, look for the whitey (6'3") of questionable content with beard with a (much shorter) lass, plus a lawyer type. Also, check the e-mail listed in your profile. I'm down for calling or texting.
posted by Ufez Jones at 9:43 PM on January 11, 2007


I suggest we sit in the back - the tables are roomier and it'll be easire to spot each other. I also suggest we paint ourselves blue and hot-glue Alphabits across our faces so that our congregation is locatable. I'll bring a care of airhorns if someone else'll supply the parachute flares.

My lovely, cool as fuck ladyfriend'll be coming with, and since we're trading pix, here's what to look for in an Item and his Girly.
posted by item at 12:54 AM on January 12, 2007


*waves from just a ways up Highway 44*

Ufez is a good man and a superior host, whose company I've had the pleasure of sharing on several occasions - you will have a good time. Wish I was going to be there for this one.
posted by UncleFes at 6:34 AM on January 12, 2007


I also will take this moment to mention that the delightful romakimmy has set an ass-shoutout bar that will be difficult to meet, although I urge you all to try, as this will in turn prompt her to top her previous offerings, the mere thought of which melts my a significant portion of my butter.
posted by UncleFes at 6:37 AM on January 12, 2007


I have no idea what the hell you just said. Maybe I will after tonight.
posted by Doohickie at 9:37 AM on January 12, 2007


Stoopit, stoopit ice storm.

All I wanted to do was drive down to Dallas, return some books and do a little drink...uhm..socializing and this is what I get.

It appears that there is some higher being that wants me to keep these books after all.... :)

We are so having a Spring Luau in Dallas. That's all I am saying...
posted by thatothrgirl at 1:23 PM on January 16, 2007


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