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Denver/Boulder/Longmont Mefites: Christmas Meetup?

We should start thinking about another meetup. We're pretty settled on doing it at the The Southern Sun, which I assure you has very fine beer, some of the best in our fair state.

The only thing to agree on is a time; this Saturday is out for some of us, so that leaves Saturday the 15th or Saturday the 22nd. (I'd be up for this Friday, but I don't know if that's too short-notice, or if Fridays aren't good for some people.)

So: what'll it be, folks?
posted by koeselitz to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:58 PM (39 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I'm currently available Fri the 7th + 14th, and Sat the 15th. Sat the 22nd is out, I'll be in Winter Park. Hopefully there will be snow there.
posted by dr. fresh at 1:45 PM on December 3, 2007

Puts me down as a maybiz:

15th: I fly in that day after two weeks away... :(
22nd: I think my in-laws arrive on the Sunday (*GULP*). So it's doable. I could do the 21st likely too.
posted by NailsTheCat at 3:46 PM on December 3, 2007

I'm not at all opposed to a Friday. If it were the 21st, Nails _and_ the good doctor might be able to make it.

Maybe us Denver-ites need to make travel plans so we can carpool or something. I'm wondering about the bus/cab situation. Or a blimp, yeah, a blimp would be cool.

Nails: I'm afraid that on the way to Boulder that a tree might fall on the car, and that the authorities will have us clear away the debris. Boy, that would sure suck. ;-)
posted by -t at 7:03 PM on December 3, 2007

Glad you're making use of the book -t. :)

In-laws arrive on Sunday night it seems so I'm dandy for Fri/Sat. If someone with an air of responsibility could research transport that would be great. I could be persuaded to drive I guess...
posted by NailsTheCat at 7:29 PM on December 3, 2007

the 7th works for me. The 8th is comprehensively out. 15th/22nd is cool, too.

Thanks koeselitz. I posted to the bottom of the old meetup thread but it appears to have been abandoned :[
posted by lonefrontranger at 7:31 PM on December 3, 2007

Just so you know.. I might even show up.
posted by Balisong at 8:05 PM on December 3, 2007

I'm gone on the 22nd but a likely for any date prior.
posted by FlamingBore at 8:28 PM on December 3, 2007

I vote for Caturday the 15th.
posted by lukemeister at 9:05 PM on December 3, 2007

A vote for the 22nd (disregard profile location; I'm from the Centennial state and will be back for the holidays).
posted by barnacles at 1:32 AM on December 4, 2007

-t, dunno about a blimp but there's a real, if outside chance that we could hook up a hot air balloon or a glider (both -ports which reside within a 5 mile radius of meetup locale).
posted by lonefrontranger at 8:24 PM on December 4, 2007

What's the scoop on this?
posted by FlamingBore at 3:02 PM on December 8, 2007

So it looks like the 21st is best. (Sorry for letting this languish. I'm a lazy planner.) I'll put this up in the sidebar.
posted by koeselitz at 5:23 PM on December 10, 2007

...and now I've MefiMailed everybody that was in this thread. Should I let anybody else know? Also, is the 21st going to work for everybody?
posted by koeselitz at 4:47 PM on December 11, 2007

Should be ok for me I think. I needs to get me a permission slip signed first.
posted by NailsTheCat at 8:49 PM on December 11, 2007

21st will work for me, thanks koeselitz!
posted by lonefrontranger at 5:40 AM on December 12, 2007


What time will it be? thanks.
posted by lukemeister at 1:51 PM on December 12, 2007

Well, I can get there around 7:30, which seems like a good time to start staking out a table. I figured that would be a good time to start.
posted by koeselitz at 4:24 PM on December 12, 2007

It might happen for me to be there, but it's unlikely. The gf is talking about having a party that night, and I leave for Winter Park the next day, and sometime I have to pack (probably Thursday). I will make a valiant effort to be there!
posted by dr. fresh at 9:24 PM on December 12, 2007

I'm not getting a good attendance vibe of this... who's going? Hmmm?
posted by NailsTheCat at 6:48 PM on December 17, 2007

I'm going!! My better half is about 50/50 owing to the fact that he has an early shift next AM, but still...
posted by lonefrontranger at 6:58 PM on December 17, 2007

I'm still aiming to be there, too.
posted by barnacles at 1:04 AM on December 18, 2007

So there will be at least five of us, I guess. I'll send out a confirmation thingy to everybody I can think of later on today, and we'll see what happens.
posted by koeselitz at 7:10 AM on December 18, 2007

Have the likes of fieldtrip, gregore, Brian (oh I can't remember names..) been advised also? And who's coming from Denver that would like to coordinate transport?
posted by NailsTheCat at 6:19 AM on December 19, 2007

brian = reflection. haven't seen a post from him in a dog's age, and as he is a student I'd wondered if he was out of town now.
posted by lonefrontranger at 6:18 PM on December 19, 2007

(1) All have been advised that I can think of - some people here, fieldtrip, gregor-e, reflection. Sorry that this is a bit more last-minute than I meant it to be. Crazy times, kids, crazy times.

(2) So far we have

lonefrontranger (w/ possible SO)
hopefully dr fresh.

Which means we'll have at least 6 or 7 or 8-- smaller than usual, but still a good crew. I'm asking all the cats to RSVP, though. It'd be nice to get FlamingBore and Balisong in, too, and I notice it sounded like lukemeister might be in. We shall see.

(3) Wish I could help, transportation-wise, but Viomeda and I are going up early to drop off our dog at the mother-in-law's house, and we're not going back to Denver anyway. Is anybody driving down and back from Denver who has any space?

MefiMail me w/questions, comments, concerns. I'll be pretty responsive tomorrow, I promise, at least until 5 when I get off work.
posted by koeselitz at 4:20 PM on December 20, 2007

posted by -t at 5:58 AM on December 21, 2007

Um...... sorry to be a dick but I'm going to have to bail I'm afraid. I had a long call at 4am this morning, I have to do some things for zee wife.... I have in-laws arriving.... Apologies. And have a great Christmas y'all.
posted by NailsTheCat at 11:47 AM on December 21, 2007

Don't worry, G. Weather's crazy anyhow. This snow isn't shaping up to allow for much commuting, and a lot of us are coming from a long way.

I can probably still make it up there, but can anybody else? Should we bag this?
posted by koeselitz at 12:38 PM on December 21, 2007

Ain't it snowy though. Jeepers.

Have a good night guys if you manage to make it out.
posted by NailsTheCat at 3:21 PM on December 21, 2007

I'm in Boulder now and so far the roads are moistly wet.
posted by -t at 3:34 PM on December 21, 2007

Screw it. We're coming. I need beer, and I'm not gonna let no snow scare me off. I'm from here, anyhow. If -t will be there, and it sounds like lonefrontranger is still a go, as of about half an hour ago, then it's a meetup. Heck, barnacles might still show.

We're on. And you'll all get to see Viomeda's (Nico's) new Canon Rebel XTi. And she and lonefrontranger can document this meetup for all it's worth.

Looking forward to it. Soldier on, crew. See you there.
posted by koeselitz at 4:20 PM on December 21, 2007

I'm proud of you -t. And helluh jellus.
posted by NailsTheCat at 4:21 PM on December 21, 2007

aaand photos are up!

my heretofore most excellent speedlight is a sad frog :( thankfully I've got a fast prime for the D70.

anyway there they are, in all their noisy, soft ickiness. koeselitz, you are Mister Tag; go to it sir!
posted by lonefrontranger at 12:56 AM on December 22, 2007

Noisy? Soft? Those photos are awesome. Thanks. Seriously. That's the best photo anybody's taken of me in a while.
posted by koeselitz at 4:51 PM on December 22, 2007

Okay, I'm slow, but my crappy camera photos are up.

Meredith, I had some pie, blackberry pie, and it was very, very good. Thanks for the recommendation.

koeselitz, thanks for the ride.

NailsTheCat, we missed you. We had barnacles doing a fake Australian accent, tis was not the same. ;-)

Smooches all. :p
posted by -t at 6:54 PM on December 22, 2007

why thank you k! I almost didn't use the black-and-white one because it was so blurry. However, I liked your expression enough to just run with it; figured the blur kind of lent itself to my old fallback for failed-but-interesting shots; the dreaded fauxlga workflow!

minus tee speaketh truth, Nails - we missed you, although I think barnacles did a great job stepping into the breach!

man, I missed PIE? crap.
posted by lonefrontranger at 9:13 PM on December 22, 2007

Darn it. Wish I'd been there. And *I* want to meet Barnacles too. S'not fair at all.
posted by NailsTheCat at 8:22 AM on December 24, 2007

That was a great time, I'm very glad I made it down there! Good beer and good conversation, what more does anyone need? Now I need to maybe think about making some FPPs, if I can just remember all the subjects we talked about ...

Great photos, both of you!
posted by barnacles at 8:34 PM on December 24, 2007

Rats, it does look like it was a good time. I was triple booked and also worried about the possible slick roads. I'll do my best to get to the next one!
posted by dr. fresh at 3:06 PM on December 28, 2007

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