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chrismear in New York! Monday, October 8th. Head inside to plan!

Posting on behalf of Chris, since he beat me to the Boston/Waltham post.
posted by Eideteker to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:54 AM (71 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

My guess is that unless Chris specifies a neighborhood that is not union square or proposes a place, the meetup will be at Revival.

We are creatures of habit. Not that that's necessarily a bad thing.
posted by piratebowling at 7:02 AM on September 30, 2007

I just came here to see the head inside. Where's the head? Where?
posted by taz at 8:37 AM on September 30, 2007 [1 favorite]

I suggested Hi-Fi over on Mecha.I don't think it will be that crowded, given that it will be a Monday night.

There is nothing wrong with Revival in and of itself, but I am getting bored with it.

A place with a piano that allows their guests to play would be good too, but I can't think of anything offhand.
posted by brujita at 9:23 AM on September 30, 2007

I spoke to chrismear last night about this; I think Sunday the 7th might be a little better for a meetup. I know gaspode is only available Sunday, and Sunday is better for me, too.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:30 AM on September 30, 2007 [1 favorite]

I agree with brujita; let's have a change of venue. And then let's have a pre-designated backup/after-hours alternative that is not Manitoba's.
posted by bingo at 12:09 PM on September 30, 2007

Can we have dinner first and then go to a lounge?
posted by spec80 at 2:34 PM on September 30, 2007

Thanks for posting this, Eideteker!

Confusingly, when I spoke to gaspode she expressed a preference for Monday rather than Sunday. CONFUSIONLOL. There is also the possibility of the MeFi Documentary Film Crew™ dropping in if we do it on the 8th.

I am easy about venues, what with being NYC-clueless and all.

Discuss amongst yourselves. I am honoured.
posted by chrismear at 2:50 PM on September 30, 2007

Oh really? I thought gaspode wanted Sunday, for some reason. My mistake!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 2:52 PM on September 30, 2007 [1 favorite]

I'd suggested the Gingerman in one of the DaShiv threads; the three bars in the Ulysses group also serve food---I've been to Puck Fair and Swift, but not Ulysses. Swift will be too small, but Puck Fair and from what I've heard of Ulysses won't be.

Spec80, I'd first thought about a teatime meetup at the Hudson Jacques Torres, but it closes at 7.

What sorts of things were you looking forward to eating in NYC, chrismear? We can plan a meetup around that.
posted by brujita at 3:38 PM on September 30, 2007

IT won't be.
posted by brujita at 3:38 PM on September 30, 2007

So many meetups in New York. Just open a MetaFilter bar already. You can charge $5 for a cover.
posted by baphomet at 5:23 PM on September 30, 2007

Now that's an idea!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 5:33 PM on September 30, 2007 [1 favorite]

If someone opened up a MetaBar, there would be a thread on MetaTalk toute suite about the crappiness of the location. :)

I think I used toute suite wrong.
posted by spec80 at 5:35 PM on September 30, 2007

Also: How about we go to Joe's Shanghai in Chinatown for soup dumplings and then Chinatown Ice Cream Factory and then a lounge? Ah, you can tell at which part of the evening I will be retiring to my apartment. Heh.
posted by spec80 at 5:37 PM on September 30, 2007

I think it would not be hard to get a bar in NY to set-aside a weekly night for metafilter meetups where you can control the music, drink specials, etc.
posted by empath at 5:54 PM on September 30, 2007

I think we should go naked. I of course will be there from tomorrow in the event of anyone getting the date wrong.
posted by oxford blue at 6:32 PM on September 30, 2007

I think I'll be there.
posted by jewishbuddha at 8:25 PM on September 30, 2007

That's a good idea, spec80, but I'd like chrismear's input on food (he's a Sino-Brit)--this is something which might also be available in London.
posted by brujita at 10:48 PM on September 30, 2007

I hope to be there.

Spec80, it's Toute de suite; you used it correctly, though.
posted by breezeway at 8:34 AM on October 1, 2007

Oopsie, I mean tout, no "e."
posted by breezeway at 8:36 AM on October 1, 2007

Sunday or Monday? Which is it now?
Sadly, chances I won't make it only go from 100% to 97% if it's on Monday instead of Sunday.
posted by safetyfork at 10:57 AM on October 1, 2007

Thinking of showing up for the lounge part. Is there a decision on where its going to be?

On a side note, is there a reason not to have more meetups on weekdays? I'm usually doing stuff on the weekends, but not weekdays, so I'm free to hang for a couple of hours after work.

I think some people probably have a similar schedule. Your thoughts New Yorkers?
posted by jourman2 at 9:16 PM on October 1, 2007

What sorts of things were you looking forward to eating in NYC, chrismear?

I hadn't given that too much thought, to be honest! spec80's Chinatown extravaganza sounds like it would make a fun meetup, though. Where shall we lounge?

Let's stick with Monday 8th for the sake of simplicity.
posted by chrismear at 5:26 AM on October 2, 2007

How about Happy Ending (former massage parlor)?
posted by brujita at 5:41 AM on October 2, 2007

why isn't this in the meetup list?
posted by Stynxno at 10:25 AM on October 2, 2007

ok I'm going to call it.


Monday, October 8, 2007

8:00PM - Joe's Shanghai - 9 Pell Street
9:00PM - Chinatown Ice Cream Factory - 65 Bayard Street
9:30PM - Happy Ending Lounge - 302 Broome Street
posted by spec80 at 10:34 AM on October 2, 2007

Whoppe! Not sure if I can make it, but I'll see what I can do....
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:57 AM on October 2, 2007 [1 favorite]

In the excitement of planning and seeing that no one was making anything definite, I forgot that I have class on Monday nights. So I won't be attending. I'm a doof. Have fun, guys!
posted by spec80 at 11:36 AM on October 2, 2007

posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 12:00 PM on October 2, 2007 [1 favorite]

That itinerary is pure genius, notwithstanding its obvious flaw for spec80.
posted by jewishbuddha at 4:15 PM on October 2, 2007

Sounds wonderful. I will try my damndest to be there.
posted by piratebowling at 5:52 PM on October 2, 2007

Yeaaaaaah. Hi. I forgot that at my last class my teacher told me that the school would be closed for Columbus Day. And I rescheduled the class for Tuesday. So I can make it. That makes me a double doof.

Don't judge me based on this thread. In fact, nobody mentions this again.
posted by spec80 at 6:29 PM on October 2, 2007

spec, you're my faaaaavorite.
posted by piratebowling at 7:51 PM on October 2, 2007

Don't feel bad, spec80- I thought Columbus Day was the 15th. I almost came in this thread to tell you as much.

On the upside, I think this ups my chances of attending.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:58 PM on October 2, 2007 [1 favorite]

Man...you students with you fancy classes, and schools and your Columbus Days off...and...and your youth =(
posted by kkokkodalk at 9:03 PM on October 2, 2007

One caveat about Happy Ending: the host is snotty about outside food--so no doggie bags.
posted by brujita at 10:19 PM on October 2, 2007

spec80: My father thought I was two years older then I actually am today... I can't believe i'm going to have to put him in a home already...

As per what chrismear said before, the MeFi Documentary Film Crew™ will be there to film all the naughty bits. Details to follow.
posted by Derek at 11:09 PM on October 2, 2007

Aww thanks guys. I'm gonna miss the memory of you when the Alzheimer's kicks in.

brujita: I plan eating any leftover soup dumplings and everyone else's unfinished ice cream.

I've got to get off kkokkodalk's lawn now.

I forgot the word "alzheimer's". I had to google it. Nice.
posted by spec80 at 6:54 AM on October 3, 2007

i could make the last stage of this meetup, as i will be working in the area that night. Room for a noob? Is there a password or something ?
posted by vrakatar at 7:54 PM on October 3, 2007

Plenty of room.....you'll recognize us from past meetup pics.
posted by brujita at 11:02 PM on October 3, 2007

No password, but you have to pay a $50 meetup fee. Payable by cash, Paypal, or a check made out to "ThePinkSuperhero".
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:55 AM on October 4, 2007 [1 favorite]

I have a class scheduled from 8-10 on Monday night. No-one has mentioned any Columbus day cancellation.

I will try to drop by the Happy Ending later on that night.
posted by jason's_planet at 8:26 AM on October 4, 2007

I'll be coming back from a long weekend away and will probably be too tired or too late, but that Happy Ending place looks intriguing as hell.
posted by CunningLinguist at 10:38 AM on October 4, 2007

Fifty bucks??!!?? Do you realize how much overpriced vodka i could buy with that? jeezlouise.
posted by vrakatar at 6:19 PM on October 4, 2007

Believe me, I do realize.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:20 PM on October 4, 2007 [1 favorite]

Pinky, I could promise to drink $50 worth of booze, I do hope that would suffice. This would be the first meetup I had foreknowledge of, and I look forward to it.
posted by Busithoth at 10:54 PM on October 4, 2007

I suppose that will have to do.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:17 AM on October 5, 2007 [1 favorite]

I came to this late, thinking "chrismear" was some sort of underground/back-alley portmanteau holiday between xmas (clearly indicated by "chri(s)") and some other holiday suggested by "(s)mear" but left unstated. This is good too. I've never seen a mefite in person.
posted by kingfisher, his musclebound cat at 2:50 PM on October 5, 2007 [1 favorite]

i'll try for Happy Ending too--that was where my first meetup ever was, ages ago.
posted by amberglow at 5:51 PM on October 7, 2007

As I'm a leftcoaster and nowhere near NYC, can someone tell chrismear that he's just damn hot, in person.
posted by Asherah at 8:45 PM on October 7, 2007

uh-oh, the yankees managed to win a game last night...this dilutes my odds of beig there.
posted by vrakatar at 6:38 AM on October 8, 2007

Asherah, he gets that all the time from his London harem!
Can someone tell my sweetie since his phone is not receiving there, that one of his business clients is trying to contact him?

Oh and show him a great time guys, he's actually very shy in person. ;)
posted by Wilder at 11:43 AM on October 8, 2007

I have a feeling the NYC girls will take care of that :-D
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 12:43 PM on October 8, 2007 [1 favorite]

I'm so sorry guys! I forgot to add in the itinerary:

10:06PM Jell-O Fight for Chrismear's attention while Chrismear sits on a throne - middle of NYC Chinatown

I'm bringing the the inflatable swimming pool, TPS is bringing the Jell-O and can someone bring an air mattress pump? Thx.
posted by spec80 at 1:02 PM on October 8, 2007

(or was my first Double Happiness? i'm still up in the air about tonight--i'll try)
posted by amberglow at 1:03 PM on October 8, 2007

Oh yes, and I shall be there, although I might skip dinner.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 1:28 PM on October 8, 2007 [1 favorite]

What? Jello wrestling? Weak. Dude, for maximum internet guys appeal I have a modest proposal: girls bikinis and cat ears vying for chrismear's attention by Halo tournament whilst riding an iRide. Place all bets/sign ups with me, thank you very much.
posted by kkokkodalk at 2:20 PM on October 8, 2007

Yowza! You don't want him to stroke out now, do you?

(Actually forget I said that, the pictorial value of that last image will be burned on the Mefite retinas forEVAR!)

Go for it NYC! The London Mefites are watching you, do us proud!
posted by Wilder at 2:34 PM on October 8, 2007

kkokodalk, that's at 11:36pm.
posted by spec80 at 2:45 PM on October 8, 2007

Man, I'm glad I checked up on this thread. Spec80, I got you covered for the pump, no worries. (It's permanently in my purse now, after that embarrassing mix up at the last meetup!)
posted by piratebowling at 3:08 PM on October 8, 2007

Good thing the NYTimes guy didn't get THAT on camera!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 3:09 PM on October 8, 2007 [1 favorite]

Yeah, I was amazed they believed us when we said the meetup was over, and all started yawning in unison. Suckers.
posted by piratebowling at 3:12 PM on October 8, 2007

Guys, I'm not going to be able to make it after all (after the debate about which day I could make it -- gah!)

Have a great time. chrismear is supercool.
posted by gaspode at 3:23 PM on October 8, 2007

In case anyone can check this IRT, he got the message about the business contact and has just finished the job. He's coming down from W 94th now so it will take him X??amount of time to get to Canal.
posted by Wilder at 4:53 PM on October 8, 2007

I showed up late to each place except for Happy Endings and found out they were closed. Hope everyone else had a good time.
posted by Derek at 8:22 PM on October 8, 2007

We got to Happy Ending and saw it was closed, and hoped that nobody came out to it. Oh well. Next time! October 26th, starring the lovely essexjan!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:18 PM on October 8, 2007 [1 favorite]

Oh Noes! Meta Bitchfight in aisle 12! First photos here. Names to be added later I guess when the hang-over clears!
posted by Wilder at 3:47 AM on October 9, 2007

ooops! was that a hyphen too far? I meant hangover, natch!
posted by Wilder at 5:28 AM on October 9, 2007

Yes, photos indeed!

Thanks for showing me a good time, NYC MeFites! The dumplings and the ice cream were delicious. As were the women. And my Guinness Foam-Party-in-a-Glass was challenging. Just like the men.
posted by chrismear at 9:07 AM on October 9, 2007

Sorry I couldn't make it. I had an audition to portray a transvestite playing chess with a midget in a short film.

God I wish I was making that up. It might be time once again to rethink my priorities.
posted by Help, I can't stop talking! at 12:47 PM on October 9, 2007 [2 favorites]

sorry i did not show, i had to watch the yankees lay a big turd. I'll be at the next one, and there may just be a killer late night party on the 26th we could all go to.
posted by vrakatar at 5:32 PM on October 9, 2007

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