Lisboa! May 28, 2008 7:43 AM   Subscribe

The First Ever (?) Lisbon, Portugal meetup??

Mrs. Vacapinta and I will be in Lisboa the weekend of June 28th.
Any Lisboans care to have a caipirinha with us? In Bairro Alto perhaps?
(*lights the MEC signal*)
posted by vacapinta to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:43 AM (23 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Ah. If you see Migs, tell him I said hello. When he asks who the hell I am, tell him the one to which he gave sound advice on enjoying Cognac. When he fails to remember, slap him in the face, and tell him I ended up drinking out of the bottle with a friend for new year's. That should go down well.
posted by nthdegx at 8:11 AM on May 28, 2008

Please give him my regards as well. And for god's sake, don't have a Lisbon meetup without him. It just wouldn't be right.
posted by languagehat at 8:41 AM on May 28, 2008

you lucky, lucky devil! (Tell Mrs Vacapinta to check her mefi mailbox)

Please post glorious pictures so we can go green with envy!
Boa sorte!
posted by Wilder at 9:47 AM on May 28, 2008

I was told by my neighbor that Miguel is alive and well. He deserves a meetup, even if the attrition rate since the Golden Age of Metafilter has been rather high.
posted by BrooklynCouch at 12:39 PM on May 28, 2008

What languagehat said. Cheers!

Oh and BrooklynCouch, the Metafilter experience is something we all make together, every day - and any age is only as golden as you make it, as I'm sure you're well aware.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 1:10 PM on May 28, 2008

I wish it were true, but the Golden Age ended once blogging became easy and well-known as a form of public communication.

I always wanted to go to Lisbon!
posted by BrooklynCouch at 1:16 PM on May 28, 2008

Exactly gnfti, we Dutch are permanently living the Golden Century.
posted by jouke at 1:44 PM on May 28, 2008

How many Lisboan mefites are the btw? Must be worse than in NL.
posted by jouke at 1:58 PM on May 28, 2008

Oh, I wish I could go.

Tell Miguel I miss him.
posted by timeistight at 3:10 PM on May 28, 2008

Several years ago, during a well-lubricated IRC session, I spoke with Miguel Cardoso. He asked for my phone number and I gave it to him, and he called. We were both a little giggly and embarassed (me especially, since I could only imagine how much it was costing him) but I can report that he has a very pleasant voice, but not as deep as you might expect. If you were expecting Ricardo Montalban, you would be disappointed.

If you do have a meetup in Lisbon, and the estimable Mr. Cardoso comes by, please tell him the commissioner says "hi".
posted by yhbc at 7:25 PM on May 28, 2008

Also tell him he still has an open invitation to visit me in Utah whereupon I will grill him a steak and we will drink cheap beer.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 6:17 AM on May 29, 2008

I was told by my neighbor that Miguel is alive and well.

Well, he recovered from his recent surgery but otherwise haven't heard much from/about him recently.
posted by vacapinta at 6:37 AM on May 29, 2008

If you do have a meetup in Lisbon, and the estimable Mr. Cardoso comes by, please tell him the commissioner says "hi".

And please give him a kiss from tizzie!
posted by tizzie at 9:36 AM on May 29, 2008

And a kiss from me!

You know, a chaste, manly kiss. One that smells of turpentine and aqua velva.
posted by UncleFes at 2:23 PM on May 29, 2008

Pass on oh so many regards to the inestimable MEC from me, and a promise that Lisbon's on my itinerary.
posted by holgate at 9:51 PM on May 29, 2008

If you were expecting Ricardo Montalban, you would be disappointed.

I'm expecting Eli Wallach and my hopes remain high.
posted by sgt.serenity at 8:02 AM on May 30, 2008

Ok...what the heck. I'm setting a date and time:

Sunday, June 29 at 2pm!
Noobai Cafe in Lisbon.

Pics of me are linked off my mefi profile page.
posted by vacapinta at 8:54 AM on June 16, 2008

June 29 sounds great. Count me in!
posted by Goblindegook at 6:33 AM on June 17, 2008

Great Goblindegook!

I do have to move it though.

if you (and others) dont mind! Because of a lunch beforehand, 2pm will be tight for us. How about we move this to 3:30 to be safe? We'll definitely be there!
posted by vacapinta at 7:32 AM on June 25, 2008

Well? Pictures, please.
posted by ColdChef at 10:15 AM on June 30, 2008

* hums Jeopardy theme *
posted by yhbc at 6:53 PM on June 30, 2008

Did this happen? Was Migs there?
posted by tizzie at 12:12 PM on July 4, 2008

Well, if he was there he was incognito!

Sorry to disappoint everyone, it was, in the end, just me and mrs. vacapinta.

On the other hand, Noobai is a great cafe with a patio overlooking Lisbon harbor, great food and drinks and even warm blankets for the guests if things get chilly (which they sometimes do, even in Lisbon)! So we had a fantastic time...anyways. :)
posted by vacapinta at 1:11 PM on July 5, 2008

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