Wellington meetup photos March 19, 2008 11:05 AM   Subscribe

Photos from last night's Wellington meetup.

No one brought a camera, so I had to use my phone. Fun was had.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:05 AM (16 comments total)

This Wellington Meetup?
posted by mumkin at 11:11 AM on March 19, 2008

Yes, that Wellington meetup!
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 11:13 AM on March 19, 2008

Keen. I ask because it's in the "upcoming" section of my sidebar. Silly old international date line. This is a day for time machines, and the Mighty Mighty looks lovely dark and deep.

You should make that a Flickr set, so that the pics are more easily discretely linked to from the original meetup thread.
posted by mumkin at 11:23 AM on March 19, 2008

"Photos from last night's Wellington meetup."

Which, due to date line issues, is actually "tomorrow", right?
posted by Eideteker at 11:55 AM on March 19, 2008

It's the 20th where I am right now :)
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 12:13 PM on March 19, 2008

Heehee. Cat Module I is ready for launch totally cracked me up.
posted by iconomy at 12:23 PM on March 19, 2008

W00t! Shouted out in Oz and NZ! Thanks, mates!
posted by languagehat at 12:33 PM on March 19, 2008

Eideteker: "Which, due to date line issues, is actually "tomorrow", right?"

This must also be why the date on these photos is Smarch 3rd.
posted by Plutor at 12:43 PM on March 19, 2008

You have blown my cover, Plutor. I'm actually the last of the Time Lords, hiding in the Antipodes... actually, the date shows as 20th March for me; where do you see 3rd March?

The meetup was eventually held at Murphy's, a (to coin a phrase) bog-standard faux Irish joint still littered with the St Pat's day decorations. (There was unfortunately a private function up at Mighty Mighty, which is my fave Wellington bar ever). I arrived 6ish with a certain amount of beer inside already, owing to having had an earlier engagement, and staggered off around 10; X_00 and Infinite Jest were still going strong. A wide range of topics was discussed with the staggering yet edifying erudition that typifies the down-under Mefite. We also drank beer, except for ambilevous, who is A Lady, and took white wine instead.

It's 9 AM and I need a nap already.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 1:00 PM on March 19, 2008

Willie was killed in a furnace explosion in the school's basement on the thirteenth hour of the thirteenth day of the thirteen month (that thirteenth month being "Smarch" due to misprinted calendars) and burned to death while the parents of the students (in a meeting Marge says was called to deal with the issue of the misprinted calendars) looked on and did nothing.
posted by Sys Rq at 1:22 PM on March 19, 2008

Thanks i_am_joe's_spleen for the photos and ambilevous for organising it.

Great to meet you Simon and see you again Peter.

Metafilter: still my favourite place on the internet, even after all these years.
posted by Samuel Farrow at 4:46 PM on March 19, 2008

Sorry I couldn't make it. I got to the Bombay Hills and border control turned me back :(
posted by chrisbucks at 9:09 PM on March 19, 2008

Also Pete had added me.....
posted by Samuel Farrow at 12:31 AM on March 20, 2008

nice photos :) sucks being down here in the quiet ol' south
posted by Dillonlikescookies at 1:04 AM on March 20, 2008

Ah, My first shoutout. From Murphy's of all places. It seems like only yesterday they told me to get the hell out and never return.

/wipes tear.
posted by Sparx at 5:17 AM on March 20, 2008

i_am_joe's_spleen: "actually, the date shows as 20th March for me; where do you see 3rd March?"

It was a dd/mm/yyyy joke. The "19/3" in the upper-right corner looks like the third day of the 19th month to American eyes. Smarch is one possible name for the 19th month. Febtober and Octember probably would have been equally acceptable.

Apologies for the confusion.

posted by Plutor at 5:31 AM on March 20, 2008

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