Traverse City, MI: Meetup September 22, 2007 9:13 PM   Subscribe

Are there enough mefites for a Traverse City, MI meetup? I am in town until October 11 and am curious to know if there are others in the area. Anyone? Anyone?
posted by mandymanwasregistered to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:13 PM (26 comments total)

Were I a rich man, I'd cross oceans and continents to meet-up, mandyman. Alas, I can only look forward to the pictures of the elaborate shout-out you are no doubt preparing even as I type.
posted by Abiezer at 9:51 PM on September 22, 2007

I know there's a few of us in the southeast area, around Ann Arbor and Detroit, but that puts us a good 4-5 hours away. I always forget how big this state is.
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 9:47 AM on September 23, 2007

Bring me back fudge!
posted by klangklangston at 1:03 PM on September 23, 2007

Traverse City, MI

This is actually just a set piece in a Pynchon novel, right?

I always forget how big this state is.

Texas laughs at you as it nonchalantly cranks up its AC.
posted by spiderwire at 7:46 PM on September 23, 2007

I'm seven hours drive north of Traverse City (here) Anyone else in the U.P.?
posted by acro at 8:50 PM on September 23, 2007

Geez! I think I'm the only registered mifite in town. I'd love to meet up at Bubba's sometime for a beer or something.

Bring me back fudge!
We do cherries here. Go to Mackinaw for fudge.

This is actually just a set piece in a Pynchon novel, right?
Shhhhhhhh. Yes, but some of the residents here don't know that yet.
posted by Dr-Baa at 7:46 AM on September 24, 2007

What is "back fudge"? Is that a MI thing?
posted by kuujjuarapik at 8:38 AM on September 24, 2007 [1 favorite]

We do cherries here.

And pasties, right? Aren't you guys like the pastie capital of the state.

Note for non-Michiganders: not what you think, unless maybe you're from Cornwall.
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 8:40 AM on September 24, 2007

We do have some pasties, but the real place to find them is further up north, like in the UP.

TC is the Cherry Capital of the World, also home of the up-and-coming Traverse City Film Festival.
posted by Dr-Baa at 10:12 AM on September 24, 2007

I met mandymanwastaken once, at a Los Angeles meetup, and it was awesome. She is funny & charming & stuff, and easily worth 7 hours drive or more. This endorsement was entirely unpaid.
posted by jonson at 12:54 PM on September 24, 2007

I spent months in Northport and Leland (where Tobin Sprout of GBV has his art gallery) and I frankly wish I was up there right now, I would definitely meetup there.

Along with cherries and pasties, lets not forget the smoked fish.
posted by breezeway at 1:34 PM on September 24, 2007

Sweet! Would sometime next week work? Any night, really. I'm home helping my mother recover from hip replacement, so it's not like I have any exciting plans.
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 1:38 PM on September 24, 2007

Smoked chub for everyone!
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 1:58 PM on September 24, 2007

I visited there once during my Lost Summer in Michigan. It was beautiful, and you're lucky to live there. I hope your meetup works out.
posted by Miko at 8:27 PM on September 24, 2007

Dr-Baa, are you still there? My e-mail is in my profile, let me know if you want to meet.
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 9:41 AM on September 26, 2007

Sorry! I've been sporadically net-deprived the last day or so. Would next Wednesday at Bubba's work?
posted by Dr-Baa at 12:50 PM on September 26, 2007

Sounds great. Is 7pm ok?
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 8:55 PM on September 26, 2007

Sounds good. I'll try to convince some of my Mefi-lurking friends/fiends to come along as well.
posted by Dr-Baa at 1:41 PM on September 27, 2007

Oh, and anyone in the remote area, please stop in as well-- two users isn't a meetup, it's a run-in!
posted by Dr-Baa at 1:42 PM on September 27, 2007

Or a hot date. Mrow.
posted by spiderwire at 7:28 PM on September 27, 2007

No worries, I've sworn off getting hot dates from mefi.
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 8:23 PM on September 27, 2007

1950s Michigan cities (mefi)
posted by acro at 10:56 AM on September 29, 2007

Dang, I'm only 1.5 hours away, so I could chaperone, but I can't travel that far on a school night, on account of being dull, and employed, and saddled with many dogs, and all.

What makes this even more regrettable s that a riveting freshman essay recently informed me of the thrilling news that Kid Rock and Bruce Willis have vacation homes in the TC area, so I'm also missing a chance at a brush with non-MeFi greatness too.
posted by FelliniBlank at 6:44 PM on October 2, 2007

If Dr-Baa wants to move it to this weekend, I'm cool with that. So far it's just the two of us. Otherwise, Dr-Baa, I shall see you this evening.
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 8:50 AM on October 3, 2007

I hope I'm not too late to update! I can handle moving it to this weekend, no problem, if it mean more people will show! I picked Wednesday for Long Island Ice Tea night, which I'll hit up regardless.
posted by Dr-Baa at 11:36 AM on October 3, 2007

Speak now or forever hold you peas, FelliniBlank.
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 11:51 AM on October 3, 2007

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