Dallas Meetup August 4th July 26, 2007 8:00 AM   Subscribe

Dallas meetup. Saturday, August 4th. tog is coming down and she's bringing her Wii! Anyone that didn't get blown up in yesterday's asplosion is welcome to join in the revelry. (more inside)
posted by Ufez Jones to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:00 AM (18 comments total)

We've had kind of lackluster numbers with the past few meetups, so I'm not worried about a huge crowd. If we're looking at 8ish or fewer folks, I'll be willing to do some grilling for food and whatnot, but it'd be BYO Drinkofchoice. If we're looking at more than that, it's probably preferable to go out to eat at a restaurant first and then anyone who wants to can come back to the house for some Wii-Tennis and Bowling (please don't launch the Wii-mote into my TV....that'd be a hell of a buzzkill).

I'll e-mail directions to the house to any interested parties. Fair disclosure - I do have a 45-lb beastie. She's not aggressive at all, but can get a little hyper and jump on strangers. If she starts acting up too badly, I'll put her up, but she'd enjoy hanging out with the MeFites.

Anyone down? Thoughts? Suggestions? Fears?
posted by Ufez Jones at 8:00 AM on July 26, 2007

Sounds good to me. I'm pretty sure I'll can be there. I have to check with the wife later to make sure she hasn't already booked me for something else. But if there is a way, it sounds like fun to me. One question though: is it alright if booze is involved?
posted by dios at 9:07 AM on July 26, 2007

dios, you better show up this time since you stood me up last time and then didn't come to the city last week to go see the Chelsea show.
I am beginning to think you don't worship me anymore, and that makes bunnies cry.
And, ufez, I hope your Wii playing is better than your Trivial Pursuit abilities, because I will whoop up on you again if that's the case.
Also, I would like to request that people bring some alcoholic beverages to drink, if that is okay with you?
posted by thatothrgirl at 9:59 AM on July 26, 2007

sadly, I'm not in Dallas until the 6th, otherwise I would totally be there
posted by grandsham at 4:00 PM on July 26, 2007

I would love to come, to celebrate my triumphant return to a Dallas mailing address (moved from the Mid-Cities, so no great feat, but less hassle than before). I will bring my husband who does not post but was once recognized in person by #1 for reasons nobody understands, and I will convince the one other poster I know (Alex, I'm talking to you) to come too.

My calling card is cheap, plentiful boxed wine. And I could bring Resident Evil 4/Wii, if y'all are so inclined, but I play some wicked Wii Tennis if it comes down to that. We love big dogs, too. I'll even bring some food.
posted by Lyn Never at 5:01 PM on July 26, 2007

Crap. I posted that and then immediately realized we're supposed to go to another party that night. Keep us informed; we'll see if we can figure something out.
posted by Lyn Never at 5:04 PM on July 26, 2007

I may be able to make the drive down from Norman. What time are you guys thinking of starting?
posted by Dr. Zira at 6:25 PM on July 26, 2007

To answer a couple of questions
- Yes, booze is encouraged, but BYO. We'll have a few beers and some wine and stuff about the house, but you'll have to bring your own Crown and Coke, dios.

- Dr. Zira (and Lyn, if this helps at all) I think we'll open the house for people to start trickling in around 6. I'll shoot for dinner to be ready around 7:30, which more than likely means it'll be 8 (just being frank). Feel free to pop on by after that, though. I'm sure we'll up late.

- Sorry to miss you by a couple of days, grandsham, but with some new faces popping up, maybe we can have meetups more often in Dallas.
posted by Ufez Jones at 8:36 PM on July 26, 2007

Also, by the by, Lyn, is this the Alex you're referring to? If so, I chatted with him a few times back in the heyday of the dfwblogs.com happy hours when we both were living at The Village. I've not seen him (or any of the other dfwbloggers) in years, but he's definitely more than welcome if you want to shoot him an e-mail.
posted by Ufez Jones at 10:08 PM on July 26, 2007

Just throwing this out there.... but I could be a definite for the 11th (the following Saturday). My wife is going to NYC that morning for 4 days, so I could make it that night. (And I could even bring the puppy).

I don't know if the date is flexible. But the 11th is a blood-oath guarantee for me. The 4th is not so great, but I will still try to make it.
posted by dios at 7:17 AM on July 27, 2007

I'm afraid the 11th is no good, dios. Tog's got a wedding to attend that weekend.
posted by Ufez Jones at 8:14 AM on July 27, 2007

I'm more or less just a lurker on MeFi, but I'd love to drop by. Assuming the location in your profile is accurate, I'm only a few miles away. I believe I'm free on either of the mentioned Saturdays.

A Dallas meetup I can actually attend! Woohoo!
posted by Bugg at 2:36 PM on July 27, 2007

Indeed, Bugg, the location is eerily accurate. I'll e-mail directions and a map with the actual address sometime next week to get a final headcount from those that express interest in this thread.
posted by Ufez Jones at 4:11 PM on July 27, 2007

Late answering: yes, it's that Alex. I was one of the dfwbloggers, too, and so was my husband. Actually, pretty much all of my local friends are from there; I'll remember you when I finally get around to a housewarming party and you'll probably see a number of faces from back then.

I'm still planning on trying to pop by for a bit.
posted by Lyn Never at 5:44 PM on July 29, 2007

Good deal, item and Lyn. Keep an eye on your e-mail (assuming you have one listed -- if not shoot me one at the addy in profile). Sounds like quite possibly one of the better Dallas MeFi meetups yet.

sorry for the late response. I had one hell of an awkward weekend.
posted by Ufez Jones at 9:53 PM on July 30, 2007

Alright - e-mails with GMaps to the house have been sent to everyone that expressed interest here via the addy's listed in your profiles. If you didn't get it or have further questions, feel free to shoot me an e-mail in the address listed in my profile.
posted by Ufez Jones at 11:40 PM on July 31, 2007

It looks like I'll make it.
posted by dios at 11:48 AM on August 3, 2007

I put up a few pics from the cookout, if anyone would like to take a look.
posted by thatothrgirl at 10:29 AM on August 6, 2007

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