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Portland Meetup Photos! [NOT OREGONIST]
posted by jessamyn to MetaFilter-Related at 7:15 AM (83 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

For some reason, we had the most relaxing meetup in a long time.... I only took a few shots, but there are a lot of spiffy pictures of shiny new mod, cortex.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:15 AM on March 26, 2007


You all look very happy and healthy!
posted by Dizzy at 7:21 AM on March 26, 2007


And why was my mental image of cortex that of a rather large old bald guy, kinda like Col. Kurtz from "Apocolypse Now"?
posted by Dizzy at 7:24 AM on March 26, 2007


Nah, Dizzy, that's Jessamyn. [NOT JESSAMYNIST]
posted by Aloysius Bear at 7:25 AM on March 26, 2007


Looky, I shouted out and I wasn't even there! Keen!
posted by JanetLand at 7:29 AM on March 26, 2007


cortex has just broken through the COOL barrier...

love jessamyn's nose ring:)
posted by hadjiboy at 7:30 AM on March 26, 2007


:D :D :D :D

YAY.
posted by Stynxno at 7:32 AM on March 26, 2007


(1) Love the butts lol shirt. I want one.

(2) How did you know about my current sex life?
posted by dios at 7:36 AM on March 26, 2007


Hmm... I just realized that link is to an older meet-up, which would explain why there was a shoutout to cortex in it when cortex was at that meetup. Guess it's going to be one those weeks for me.
posted by dios at 7:39 AM on March 26, 2007


Don't worry dios - I got confused, too. The two bars even looked a bit similar, so I was pretty puzzled when I got to the first Baltimore pic and thought "Who are those people? Why didn't I see them? Did they arrive and leave really fast while I was in the restroom?"

Anyway. Great fun. It was very relaxing, perhaps due to a relaxed stroll through a balmy, 45-degree, sunny Portland for an hour or so before meetup time. Great conversation, and I loved meeting some of the people in my neighborhood.
posted by Miko at 7:45 AM on March 26, 2007


And by Baltimore I do mean Australia.

*replenishes coffee*
posted by Miko at 7:46 AM on March 26, 2007


That's me shouting out carabiner!

For some reason, we had the most relaxing meetup in a long time
That's because Maine is awesome. We should definitely do this again, and get all those missing Mainers to come out.

Like C_D, clearly you should be at the next one.

I had heaps of fun, thanks all (more photos cortex!!)
posted by nelleish at 7:48 AM on March 26, 2007


...we had the most relaxing meetup in a long time.... I only took a few shots...

I had to read this a few times before the image of jessamyn tossing back tiny cups of jagermeister, sighing, and collapsing back into her chair resolved into a camera.
posted by carsonb at 8:27 AM on March 26, 2007


Me too, carsonb. Until you pointed that out, it hadn't occurred to me that such an interpretation might be incorrect!
posted by dios at 8:33 AM on March 26, 2007


How come no one was drinking a Sombrero? Maine meetup indeed. I have it on good authority that the bulk of the people there were From Away.

It's disappointing when the Maine meetup people look normal. Maine meetups should be held someplace like Skowhegan to make them more authentic. Then we could get captions like:

"Tractorpull420, HaulinTraps and sweatyflannel give a shoutout to MunichMachias, who couldn't come because he had to do an extra shift at the mill to help pay his OUI fine."
posted by Mayor Curley at 8:34 AM on March 26, 2007 [3 favorites]


Skowhegan would be great -- it's much closer to my house than Portland.
posted by JanetLand at 9:09 AM on March 26, 2007


Is that all Mefites do at meetups, scribble and hold up those dinky little signs? 8 years of a website for this?
posted by davy at 9:11 AM on March 26, 2007


What would you like them to do instead?
posted by JanetLand at 9:24 AM on March 26, 2007


To post photos of the more interesting activities that occur later would violate Flickr's terms of service.
posted by George_Spiggott at 9:26 AM on March 26, 2007


Cold beer beats cold fusion hands down.
posted by Dizzy at 9:28 AM on March 26, 2007


Is that ALL they do? They do AS MUCH AS THAT!!
8 years of a website, for THIS!!!

It's all about attitude, davy.
posted by Meatbomb at 9:31 AM on March 26, 2007


Speaking of "attitude," when I see sombebody with a nose ring I want to hook on a chain and lead 'em around a parking lot. Except when that person has the power to ban my oh so witty self, in which case I'd be content with practicing my moo. (My doolittling at the State Fair sometimes inspires my "SO" to kick me; I do a better baa though, I can get goats in extended conversations.) But then I do look sharp in overalls and straw hat, so....
posted by davy at 9:45 AM on March 26, 2007


That's nice. You don't like nose rings. *pat*
posted by baphomet at 10:30 AM on March 26, 2007


Is that all Mefites do at meetups, scribble and hold up those dinky little signs?

It may not be at all clear from the timestamps, but the meetup was about six hours long in all. All we *photograph* at the meetups are the signs; it gives off a nice Mostly Harmless vibe.

I want to hook on a chain and lead 'em around a parking lot.

The last person that I heard say that was my grandmother. Maybe you two would hit it off?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:40 AM on March 26, 2007 [1 favorite]


Ice burned by jessamyn. the horror, the horror.
posted by boo_radley at 11:32 AM on March 26, 2007


So... jessamyn's grandmother is a Dom? The more you know.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:07 PM on March 26, 2007


So... jessamyn's grandmother is a Dom?

DeLuise, in fact.

I'll get my pictures up this evening—work is oddly distracting.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:11 PM on March 26, 2007


There are other people here?
posted by Burhanistan at 12:15 PM on March 26, 2007


Your visit to Maine has had a lasting effect, cortex. Must have been something in the water. Or beer. Or Allen's Coffee Flavored Brandy.
posted by SteveInMaine at 12:29 PM on March 26, 2007 [1 favorite]


butts lol
posted by mr_crash_davis at 12:45 PM on March 26, 2007


Your visit to Maine has had a lasting effect, cortex. Must have been something in the water. Or beer. Or Allen's Coffee Flavored Brandy.

mr_crash_davis is right.
It's the LOL. He left it in your BUTTS.

You will want for nothing, forever. Such is the gift cortex brings to us all.

And Lo there was a great LOLing of BUTTS, And the BUTTS came down from the mountainside, and the DONGS forever ROFLed forever and ever. Amen.
posted by French Fry at 12:51 PM on March 26, 2007


And those would be the photographs that you're not supposed to see?
posted by Burhanistan at 12:54 PM on March 26, 2007

Is that all Mefites do at meetups, scribble and hold up those dinky little signs?
Sometimes, we dance!
posted by MrMoonPie at 1:02 PM on March 26, 2007


Don't worry dios - I got confused, too.

Me too. I thought "Why the shoutouts for jessamyn? She was there!" But eventually I figured it out.

Um, davy, being a dick isn't the only way to get people to notice you.
posted by languagehat at 1:05 PM on March 26, 2007


cortex, are you Jeff Goldblum in disguise? Because I think you're pretty fly.
posted by boo_radley at 1:16 PM on March 26, 2007


I have a COMPLAINT! I put it in the SUGGESTION BOX! Nurse this pablum is COLD and LUMPY!
posted by Divine_Wino at 2:15 PM on March 26, 2007


I swear there were more pictures than just my six... anyone?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:31 PM on March 26, 2007


Yeah, where's the one with my callout?
posted by timeistight at 2:33 PM on March 26, 2007


Cortex took a bunch, and I think he got both of my shoutouts (and the base image for a special project to be known only as 'Ginger' until we harass him into completing it). I'm not sure whether anyone else had a camera?
posted by Miko at 2:35 PM on March 26, 2007


Yeah, I've got a healthy collection, but I'm still at the office putting out fires. Check back every five minutes.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:56 PM on March 26, 2007


I believe theora55 took a few group shots, my other shoutouts I know cortex got.
posted by nelleish at 2:56 PM on March 26, 2007


Ha, love cortex's t-shirt.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 3:13 PM on March 26, 2007


Like C_D, clearly you should be at the next one.

ARGH! My SO has been wanting to go skiing for the past, like, three years, and this weekend was the last chance before the weather turned Sunday River into mud. I really wanted to be there... my apologies. If it makes anyone feel any better, the mountain kicked my cigarette-smoking ass something fierce.

NEXT TIME!
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 4:08 PM on March 26, 2007


wait. wait. how in the hell did I miss this? And both Cortex and Jess were there? And I somehow missed it????
Why didn't someone call me???

Arrrgghhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!

Fuckety fuck fuck.
posted by anastasiav at 4:17 PM on March 26, 2007


The site being down meant that we didn't send reminder notes on Sunday, but I swear I will come to a NNE meetup again.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 4:18 PM on March 26, 2007


crud. now I want a domokun t shirt.
posted by juv3nal at 4:20 PM on March 26, 2007


Yeah, but you see the sweetie and the baby and I were right there. As in: we had lunch at Gritty's around 1230 as we strolled around the old port and looked at books we couldn't afford and ate ice cream and soaked up the sun.

Bollocks.

Jess, you're welcome to our Victorian guest room at any time.
posted by anastasiav at 4:28 PM on March 26, 2007


*sigh* I miss Maine.
posted by nursegracer at 6:08 PM on March 26, 2007


I want a "dios immanetizes the eschaton" t-shirt.
posted by Eideteker at 6:31 PM on March 26, 2007 [1 favorite]


Agree, nursegracer. It's so weird, because I don't live in Maine anymore, but rather New York, and while it's never even occurred to me to go to any of the frequent NYC meetups, I felt and continue to feel jealous that I had to miss the Portland Maine meetup, despite the fact that I haven't lived in the Portland area for a good few years now.

Gritteeeeeeeeees. Mmm, and Granny's. I can't wait until spring when a trip to Maine will make sense!
posted by lampoil at 6:34 PM on March 26, 2007


cortex's pix are up. You may also know him as Jesus H Shatner. Thanks much for the offer anastasiav, we did shout you out.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:39 PM on March 26, 2007


Here's the meetup set specifically.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:46 PM on March 26, 2007


jessamyn---
with that great stare of yours I do believe you'd fit right in with some of the people in Grapefruitmoon's latest post.
{NOT ANTI-BLINKIST}
posted by Dizzy at 6:50 PM on March 26, 2007


zamboni looks kinda like Lemmy. Also, was this the first two-admin meetup? Being near all that POWER must've had everyone a-tingle.
posted by jonmc at 7:05 PM on March 26, 2007


No, we had a meetup recently in the REAL Portland with two admins and a soon to be admin.

(No offense, Maine)
posted by Secretariat at 8:06 PM on March 26, 2007


Wow... my first shout out ever... thanks! It's even better than the overdue recognition from Time Magazine!
posted by trip and a half at 8:09 PM on March 26, 2007


Also, thanks for the shout out.
posted by Secretariat at 8:21 PM on March 26, 2007


You know it, baby.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:26 PM on March 26, 2007


"the REAL Portland" Johnny-come-latelys :p
posted by Abiezer at 8:55 PM on March 26, 2007


Wow, Quonsar, is, like, a real person... Trippy.

I mean, don't get me wrong - I always accepted the possibility and everything, I just never thought....

Well, it's kinda like .... I mean, imagine that you're walking down the street one day, nothing real special going on, and then someone just up and shows you a picture of string theory. And they're like, "Yup, string theory. It's totally real. I got a picture of it as I was leaving the bar last night."

And it's like that. You know?
posted by Afroblanco at 9:24 PM on March 26, 2007


Me: "[W]hen I see sombebody with a nose ring I want to hook on a chain and lead 'em around a parking lot."

Jessamyn: "The last person that I heard say that was my grandmother. Maybe you two would hit it off?"

Actually as long as I stay away from the subjects of politics, religion or sex (yes, I can do that sometimes) I usually do get along well with "cranky" or "outspoken" old women, even when we disagree about something (besides politics, religion or sex). It also takes much less effort than trying to be "nice" or "inoffensive" with almost anybody. And sometimes when I come to know such an old woman better I find out that we don't even disagree all that much about politics, religion or sex. So yes, if your grandmother were to visit Louisville I'd be happy to meet her. I even know a place with nice pies.

Anyhow, Jessamyn, if you took that nose ring remark as a personal attack or insult I apologize; I meant it as a collegial snark, another of my wondrous twitticisms.

(And languagehat, bite me. It's sad that at your age you're still so flattered by being allowed to sit with the K3wl Kidz.)

And oh, generally Metfilter-related but probably not worth a whole new thread: do enough Mefites have JSTOR access to make pointing to something found there worthwhile? (I get it through my public library's web site as a research tool.)
posted by davy at 11:07 PM on March 26, 2007


Hey cortex, ever heard of this NSFW site? There's also this (also NSFW) one, if you like being watched.
posted by davy at 11:20 PM on March 26, 2007


do enough Mefites have JSTOR access to make pointing to something found there worthwhile?

What, for a front-page post? Hell no.
posted by chrismear at 3:58 AM on March 27, 2007


davy, the lack of either mirrors or bathrooms in those photos is appalling. For shame. But the "portrait of an orgasm" things does ring a bell, yeah—I remember when someone put out a documentary collection of those, to good press, a few years back. Any relation to the Beautiful Agony site, or are they just capitalizing on a good idea when they see it?

And what chrismear said. Great for pointing to inside a thread if it happens to be relevant, but as the meat of a post, not at all. It's bad enough when people link to newspapers with free registrations.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:10 AM on March 27, 2007


ISM rules, davy. It's second only to abbywinters.com as the best adult site ever.
posted by jonmc at 5:45 AM on March 27, 2007


No on JSTOR. I'll add something to the FAQ though, that's a worthwhile thing to write down.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:26 AM on March 27, 2007


Gracias!
posted by languagehat at 6:34 AM on March 27, 2007


Yet another meetup where I didn't get a shout-out.

I hate you all [/eyeballkid]

(actually I only hate the people that were at the meetup and I love everyone else)
posted by iconomy at 6:47 AM on March 27, 2007


One of cortex's photos of jessamyn looks like he just ran over her kitty.
posted by smackfu at 7:17 AM on March 27, 2007


I am a loser and very sad I didn't make it. Especially since everyone looks so FUN.
posted by miss tea at 9:23 AM on March 27, 2007


Everybody was just great and we should do it again, so we should. A beautiful spring day in the Great State o'.
posted by Miko at 10:32 AM on March 27, 2007


Don't leave me hanging.
posted by yerfatma at 11:16 AM on March 27, 2007


I thought we covered this last week, yerf:
not finishing your sentence is the new
posted by Dizzy at 11:21 AM on March 27, 2007


It was very cool to meet everyone. What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon! I agree with Miko, we should do it again soon.
posted by suki at 11:55 AM on March 27, 2007


I have pictures but I am a sluggard. I'll do my best to post them soon.
posted by theora55 at 12:29 PM on March 27, 2007


No asshat duet, then? :-(
posted by brujita at 8:03 AM on March 28, 2007


Actually, we did get one chorus of the asshat song. Wouldv'e had a full performance with musical backing, but the wireless was not cooperating.
posted by Miko at 8:41 AM on March 28, 2007


Yet another meetup where I didn't get a shout-out.

Call me when you've got 4300 comments and 2600 answers under your belt and we can cry together.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 4:33 PM on March 28, 2007


Call me when you've got 4300 comments and 2600 answers under your belt and we can cry together.

Except I *did* shout you out, I just used abbreviations.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:32 PM on March 28, 2007


Speaking of missing Mainers, I searched on "Portland Maine blog loft" and I think I found Loft Guy! Not that I know his username here. If I recall, he posted a link to the blog because a TV show was coming to film his loft conversion, and there was an AskMe about it. I think.

Glad to have re-found this - it rang a bell, because I found comfort in reading it around the same time I was moving to Maine from away.
posted by Miko at 6:10 PM on March 28, 2007


I STILL can't sing it all the way through.... if you've seen Peter Sellers in the credits of Being There, you get the idea. ;-)
posted by brujita at 10:22 PM on March 28, 2007


Miko: looks like Loft Guy (I do not know this story, I guess) is machaus.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:40 AM on March 29, 2007


Except I *did* shout you out, I just used abbreviations.

I missed those photos! Thanks, Jess.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 4:06 PM on March 29, 2007


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