Mathowie Meetup Pics. October 5, 2007 5:14 PM   Subscribe

Photos from tonight's meetup.

Mathowie and cake. What more could a girl want.

And we had the definitive answer : It is pronounced "Mee-Fye".
posted by essexjan to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:14 PM (71 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

That cake is amazing. Also: we had chrismear in Vermont and had a mini-meetup. terrapin has most of the photos. I have a few.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:20 PM on October 5, 2007


Oh, also, I couldn't remember or didn't know everyone's names, so feel free to add notes or comments identifying the unnamed.
posted by essexjan at 5:22 PM on October 5, 2007


WILL MEETUP FOR CAKE.
posted by DaShiv at 5:36 PM on October 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


Damn, that's some quick uploading work. Hang on...

(By the way, this is not my fault. It is the fault of the YMCA.)
posted by flashboy at 5:39 PM on October 5, 2007


Hooray for MeFi meetups. Hooray for mad dashes to Waterloo. And hooray for living close enough to the coast to run out of Britain for the train to stop going anywhere before it gets more than a few minutes walk from home.
posted by edd at 6:06 PM on October 5, 2007


More photos!

(I think I got most of the names right. Um. But it is 2 in the morning and I have been drinking.)
posted by flashboy at 6:17 PM on October 5, 2007


Fuck me, you're quick.
(More sensible, less profane comments tomorrow).
posted by dash_slot- at 6:27 PM on October 5, 2007


Cute! (The cake, and the guests!)
posted by gummi at 6:58 PM on October 5, 2007


YES! YEEEEEEEEESSS!! I have been vindicated!!! I *told* y'all it made sense to be pronounced that way! Oh, how you all recoiled in horror when I uttered those two syllables. Oh, how you laughed when I said it! Well, who's laughing now? Aaaahhhahahahhahahaha!
posted by kkokkodalk at 7:23 PM on October 5, 2007


Wow. flashboy has a really short arm and a great big hand. Freaky.
posted by Zack_Replica at 7:44 PM on October 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


"Fuck me, you're quick."

Usually when I hear those phrases they're separated by 45 seconds or so.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 8:33 PM on October 5, 2007 [26 favorites]


Aw, that's one of the best genuine, classic one-liners I've ever read here on MeFi, crash. I'm impressed.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 8:37 PM on October 5, 2007


m_c_d:

I need a new keyboard.
posted by pjern at 8:38 PM on October 5, 2007


I think one of the ladies in those pictures is quite hot, but I'm not saying which one, because I don't want to upset anyone.

So all of you go ahead and assume I mean you.
posted by davejay at 8:42 PM on October 5, 2007


Very nice, looks like you all had an excellent time!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:06 PM on October 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


Hellooooo, Armoured Ant! Wow!
posted by padraigin at 10:21 PM on October 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


Shhooot if you wont then I will! hugsnkisses is a dime!
posted by Student of Man at 11:10 PM on October 5, 2007


Hotties, each and every one of you! Most xlnt cake and pics, too! Thanks!
posted by Lynsey at 11:22 PM on October 5, 2007


I remember several people tried to call chrismear, but apparently he wasn't picking up his phone or texts? Maybe it was a dumb international phone thing.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:46 PM on October 5, 2007


MCD, that is so good, I feel (relatively) little shame about the fact that I AM going to steal/appropriate/use it the first chance I get. Superb.
posted by Jon Mitchell at 12:06 AM on October 6, 2007


Ah, the cake looked superb. Sorry I had to disappear off early. It was good seeing everyone again.
posted by randomination at 1:24 AM on October 6, 2007


Quality night out everyone! Just in the process of uploading some badly taken pics from my cameraphone.

Mee - Fye. That's right, Mee-Fye.
posted by triv at 1:33 AM on October 6, 2007


Here we go - Some drunken shots via the unreliable medium of cameraphone.

I was obviously alert to the fact there was cake in the house, and not a lot else!
posted by triv at 1:40 AM on October 6, 2007


Thanks to all for organising and another apology for cutting out early from me. It was good to meet those I got the chance to meet.
posted by athenian at 2:05 AM on October 6, 2007


I had rather lot to drink, geeked out and left without saying goodbye to or thanking nearly enough of you. Well done everyone - i'll be back
posted by Jofus at 2:09 AM on October 6, 2007


Um, there's a picture of me in there, holding my ear and looking like I was in pain. Actually I was making a telephone call. I feel the urge to point this out.

It was a lot of fun, though. Next time I notice there's something on, I'll definitely be there.
posted by Grangousier at 2:50 AM on October 6, 2007


I can't believe no one has yet mentioned the fact that this was a Metafilger meeting. Photos to follow.
posted by Wilder at 3:45 AM on October 6, 2007


Does no-one remember this?

I added some more photos to the pool, great night and thanks guys for seeing me safely home!!
posted by Wilder at 4:04 AM on October 6, 2007 [1 favorite]


They are here . I'll learn to speak Flickr eventually
posted by Wilder at 4:06 AM on October 6, 2007


Anybody grabbed www.metafilger.com yet?
posted by flashboy at 5:02 AM on October 6, 2007


Mine are here (and also added to the MeFi London group.
posted by sueinnyc at 5:31 AM on October 6, 2007


Ah yeah! Metafilger! Mind you, after speaking to a couple of the bar staff, I think they did well to get it that close!
posted by triv at 5:32 AM on October 6, 2007


I love this.
posted by essexjan at 5:38 AM on October 6, 2007


God your quick essexjan. Yes, for those who haven't found them mine are here.

God, how can I have a cake hangover??
posted by oh pollo! at 5:41 AM on October 6, 2007


I remember several people tried to call chrismear

Oh no! My phone battery was dead and I was travelling while you guys were metafilgering, so I was stupidly incommunicado. But I look forward to picking up my messages. Good to see London treated you so well, mathowie!
posted by chrismear at 5:48 AM on October 6, 2007


Pfft, I don't think #1's woken up yet.
posted by randomination at 6:10 AM on October 6, 2007


Remember the askme where they asked what do you call the Dalai Lama and the Pope....? And the answer was ....
posted by Wilder at 6:22 AM on October 6, 2007


.....and I was travelling while you guys were metafilgering,

Gosh, when you say it like that Chris, it just makes me feel so dirty.
posted by Wilder at 6:24 AM on October 6, 2007


I got metafilgered once when I was an altar boy.
posted by ColdChef at 6:33 AM on October 6, 2007


But I look forward to picking up my messages

Unless your answerphone greeting is a buzzy error tone, all you're getting is "You have... no... new messages". But look forward to it anyway.
posted by cillit bang at 6:44 AM on October 6, 2007


essexjan, this is an excellent photo.
posted by h00py at 6:44 AM on October 6, 2007


Meh-fee.

I'm a 14K'er, and I know.
posted by languagehat at 6:54 AM on October 6, 2007 [2 favorites]


And so is this.
posted by h00py at 6:54 AM on October 6, 2007


LH, sorry about your call-out!
posted by Wilder at 7:10 AM on October 6, 2007


Ah, so *that's* what I did last night.

Now where the hell am I? And why am I signed in as Optamystic?

-Sparx
posted by Optamystic at 7:12 AM on October 6, 2007


Sorry? Why? That's a great shoutout, and I would have missed it if you hadn't pointed it out. Muchas gracias por el grito mefítico! Wait, that didn't come out right...
posted by languagehat at 7:17 AM on October 6, 2007


Pues, me gusta, pero casi prefiero el llamón, sí voy a nombrarlo un llamón™.
posted by Wilder at 7:24 AM on October 6, 2007


A mí también me gusta llamón™. (Se me ocurre que en castellano no cabe duda de que MeFi se dice /mefi/!)
posted by languagehat at 7:34 AM on October 6, 2007


MEH-FEE, claro, but in English I had always pronounced it as Matt said last night ME-FY rhymes with EYE.
posted by Wilder at 7:46 AM on October 6, 2007 [1 favorite]


And if anyone is still interested this is the grreat design Andrianhon put together and is the way the cake SHOULD have looked!!
posted by Wilder at 8:05 AM on October 6, 2007


Love and Pancakes would be a great book title.
posted by konolia at 10:16 AM on October 6, 2007


MeFi : Mee (as in 'me', a reference to one's self) Fie or Fy (rhymes with lie or my)

It's like Semper fi, only less marine related.

Anyone who tells you different is trying to sell you something. Don't trust them.
posted by quin at 10:49 AM on October 6, 2007


Looks like a great time.

Happy Birthday, Mr. Thowie!
posted by trip and a half at 12:06 PM on October 6, 2007


Awesome cake. It looks like fun.
posted by sveskemus at 12:20 PM on October 6, 2007


Don't be putting any of those pictures on facebook or my dream of working for the Canadian Border Guards will be ruined.
posted by srboisvert at 12:35 PM on October 6, 2007


Mee-Fee. To rhyme with Beefy. That's the way to go.
posted by Grangousier at 12:35 PM on October 6, 2007 [3 favorites]


You London mefites are very cool. Fun times.
posted by gaspode at 1:27 PM on October 6, 2007


Grangousier is my hero. Fight the power.
posted by cillit bang at 1:50 PM on October 6, 2007


What I want to know is - who started the rumour that my name is *blag*?

I was wondering if it was some kind of passive aggressive attempt at making me buy more drinks? ;)
posted by triv at 3:19 PM on October 6, 2007 [1 favorite]


p.s. We should do this again in a month or so.
posted by triv at 3:21 PM on October 6, 2007


MEE-fye.

I'm the first 14ker (who ever contributed anything to the site), so I know.
posted by yhbc at 3:34 PM on October 6, 2007


I, like languagehat, say meh-fee. It's us against the world (and our glorious leader), good buddy.
posted by ODiV at 4:42 PM on October 6, 2007 [1 favorite]


who started the rumour that my name is *blag*?

You know we actually have a blag?

(guy on right)
posted by cillit bang at 5:12 PM on October 6, 2007


It was me having a senior moment, triv. I just forgot your username, I knew it was a one-syllable thing so I took a (wrong) guess.
posted by essexjan at 5:26 PM on October 6, 2007


Ah sweet, I chatted to blag actually and didn't know his name. Cheers cillit bang. Did you get my email?

Heh, essexjan - you started a trend! But yeah, I'm not annoyed or anything, I didn't realise he existed and was more baffled than anything.
posted by triv at 12:41 AM on October 7, 2007


utterly brilliant, thanks to all.

and don't you forget it.
posted by patricio at 4:48 AM on October 7, 2007


Hey!
posted by blag at 3:28 PM on October 7, 2007


Hey triv, I mean blag!
posted by triv at 4:14 AM on October 8, 2007


Well that was fun. And it should be added that a follow-up mini meetup was attended by myself & Sparx the following night to watch Minuit at Cargo.

Good to see the old gang and meet some new folks and Matt of course. What a nice bloke & not at all like the evil despot reputation he's been cultivating on the blue. And is easily persuaded to drink more..."Have another Matt, you're drinking with the English now" (as well as assorted North Americans, Irish etc...)
posted by i_cola at 5:48 AM on October 8, 2007


Triv, where have you been?? (See the Flickr pool)
We do this about once a month (and more sometimes!).
We even call mini-meet-ups at the drop of a hat! Hard-core I tell ya!
posted by Wilder at 7:06 AM on October 8, 2007


Can I just mention that London has the most handsome and beautiful Mefites ever. I mean ever. Sheesh. When I go to London - whenever that is - I am so calling a meetup.
posted by MeetMegan at 9:28 AM on October 10, 2007


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