Bloomington Meet Up February 18, 2007 9:42 PM   Subscribe

Bloomington, IN meet up reminder: Soma Coffee House (at Kirkwood and Grant) at 8 PM this Monday night (meaning tonight, that is). Look for the guy with a camera, markers, paper, and a big foam sword. Bloomington, IL and Bloomington, MN mefites are welcome to make the drive.
posted by ztdavis to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:42 PM (7 comments total)

I'll be there in spirit!
posted by k8t at 10:51 PM on February 18, 2007

I'll be there in spirit as well. Go IU!
posted by SisterHavana at 11:17 PM on February 18, 2007

I'll be there in spirit, too, but behind the espresso machine at the Spoon a couple blocks away, hitting on your girlfriend working as slowly as possible.

I kid! I never worked as slowly as possible while employed there, about OMG TWENTY YEARS AGO. Geez. And if I hit on your girlfriend she must have been an infant.

I won't sleep well this night.
posted by mwhybark at 11:28 PM on February 18, 2007

...but what are you planning with the foam sword and the markers and the paper and the camera? I might want a job in government someday, you know.
posted by thirteenkiller at 5:53 AM on February 19, 2007

I was born in Bloomington! Haven't been back in many a year. Here's another who'll be spiritually present.
posted by gubo at 7:13 AM on February 19, 2007

I'll be there in spirit. Class tonight until 8:45 in Indy.
posted by jeversol at 8:47 AM on February 19, 2007

The spirit world is getting as crowded as Groucho's cabin in "A Night at the Opera"!

I grew up in Bloomington, and my parents still live there. I was there when they filmed "Breaking Away," and can see childhood friends (and enemies) walking by in the background. I'm so grateful to that silly little film, because it's a record of the town I remember. Aside from the film, that town is gone. It has changed so much it's unrecognizable.

But old-timers will fondly remember the stadium where the arboretum now stands; the old public library (which, I hope, still stands as a museum, next to the the "new" public library); The Daily Grind (my first coffee shop); The Book Nook (a.k.a. The Gables, a.k.a. Garcia's Pizza), where Hoagy Carmichael wrote "Stardust"; the giant twisted weener sculpture that used to sit on the top level of Dunkirk square (how I loved to climb on it); The rhino sculpture that stood, for years, outside Pygmalion's Art Store, and which was then relocated to Elm Heights Elementary School; 25th Century Five And Dime, THE comic book store; and the giant blobby dome that used to cover the pool in Bryan Park during the winter (I remember when it blew off in a really bad storm).
posted by grumblebee at 5:36 PM on February 19, 2007

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