let's get our shit together. October 14, 2008 7:35 AM   Subscribe

Okay. Let's try this again. Hampton Roads meetup!

It's been tried and failed, but damnit, this time it has to happen. Let's have a meetup. Saturday, November 8th is my suggestion, but the time and location is open to suggestions.
posted by sephira to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:35 AM (36 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I will be there and I promise to wear clothes.
posted by waraw at 9:42 AM on October 14, 2008

I will be there and I promise to wear clothes until the drinking begins. After that, no promises about the pants.

There are enough alcoholic geeks around here to make this happen.
posted by wavering at 9:56 AM on October 14, 2008

I'm working that day, but may make it depending on time/location.
posted by herrdoktor at 12:49 PM on October 14, 2008

Time: evening-ish.
Location suggestions: Bardo, Red Dog, New Belmont, Gordon Biersch, anywhere else on the southside.
posted by sephira at 1:19 PM on October 14, 2008

posted by waraw at 2:39 PM on October 14, 2008

Bardo just because its funny watching drunk people eat with their fingers
posted by wavering at 3:53 PM on October 14, 2008

okay, but Bardo does have a strict pants policy. as in you need them.
posted by sephira at 4:30 PM on October 14, 2008

I AM SCARED. All I ever do is lurk. How do you even INTRODUCE yourself at a meetup? "Hi, my name is srrh, you've never read a comment by me before, how do you do?"?????


But I'll show up (maybe)
posted by srrh at 5:11 PM on October 14, 2008

If you do, we can crow about sharing L Ron Hubbard's birthday.
posted by waraw at 7:26 PM on October 14, 2008

Bardo may make me keep my pants on, but if we're doing this on 'ole L Ron's birthday I'm doing a back flip off their couch.

srrh, even lurkers have to come outta the closet some day, do it!
posted by wavering at 8:01 PM on October 14, 2008

Bah, thought warwaw meant the meetup was on L Ron Hubbard's birthday...
posted by wavering at 8:03 PM on October 14, 2008

srrh: Just show up and dont' worry about it. Most of us aren't internet celebrities and don't know wach other, and are just happy to meet some new friends. You'll get a bunch of new contacts, some faces to go along with the names, and may even motivate you to become more active in the site yourself. We're all weirdos here anyways, so relax, have fun and be yourself!
posted by sambosambo at 8:20 PM on October 14, 2008

srrh: I've never been to a meetup myself, and I'm a little skeptical as to how we identify each other, but it's fun to meet new people. Come on out.

I MeFi mailed a couple of local people telling them about this thread. Hopefully they drop in here, or by on Saturday. Before this thing drops off the front page of MeTa, I'm going to call it: Saturday, November 8th, 7pm-ish til whenever at Bardo.

I hope more people show up - don't leave me at Bardo alone with wavering and waraw as they're pantless and doing back flips off of couches. Please?
posted by sephira at 6:18 AM on October 15, 2008

I'll be there. 75% by 7pm, 80% by 8pm, and 99.44% sure I'll be present by 8 and a half.
posted by herrdoktor at 6:44 AM on October 15, 2008

I will try to make it as well, sounds good! Since I only live three blocks away I have no excuse :)
posted by eileen at 1:03 PM on October 17, 2008

Bonfire, this saturday night (10/25), my place, booze and movies projected on the barn (Phantasm and Legend of Hell House), memail me for directions.
posted by waraw at 5:51 AM on October 23, 2008

Urgh, crap, do not post before checking chance of rain...
posted by waraw at 6:25 AM on October 23, 2008

Will I hear back from the folks I RSVP'd to? Because I haven't. Backup plan perhaps? I still have a pile of wood waiting for burnination by the barn.
posted by waraw at 9:34 AM on October 31, 2008

CRAP wrong post
posted by waraw at 9:37 AM on October 31, 2008

Election Night bonfire on Tuesday at my place in de 'peake (10 mins or so from downtown Nfk) starting at 8pm. Television, coffee and bonfire are provided, BYOB, clothing required. MeMail me for directions.
posted by waraw at 8:10 AM on November 2, 2008

Since the Granby Theatre thing does not appear to be happening (or RSVP'ing as it were), feel free to pop in at Red Dog on Colley Avenue. They have several televisions, of which I am sure one will be displaying the results, and good beer on draft.
posted by sephira at 5:46 PM on November 3, 2008

reminder: tomorrow night, 7pm at Bardo.
posted by sephira at 3:24 PM on November 7, 2008

and don't worry if you can't find anyone, waraw will eventually yell your nickname across the establishment
posted by wavering at 4:31 PM on November 7, 2008

Awesome. Start yelling at 8 for me.
posted by herrdoktor at 4:40 PM on November 7, 2008


We totally forgot shoutouts. I blame multiple illnesses compounded with alcohol.
posted by waraw at 3:44 PM on November 9, 2008

It was fun meeting some local MeFites. Thanks for organizing it!
Hope the ill parties are feeling better.
posted by herrdoktor at 4:36 PM on November 9, 2008

this ill person is still ill, only slightly less so.

it was fun! we should do it again so that i can be less "ugh" and more "yay" next time.
posted by sephira at 6:47 PM on November 9, 2008

When we're feeling better we'll have an ill party.
posted by waraw at 7:13 PM on November 9, 2008

all this talk of ill makes me want to turn my hat sideways and bust out some beastie boys...but maybe its just me

it was good fun, count me in for the next time
posted by wavering at 7:45 PM on November 9, 2008

No rain in this weekend's forecast, but temps are in the mid thirties. I haven't decided yet if it's too cold for the long-delayed bonfire, but it's only gonna get colder. y'all game?
posted by waraw at 7:55 AM on November 17, 2008

I'm game, but only if I get to throw stuff in the fire.
posted by sephira at 11:56 AM on November 18, 2008

Define "stuff" pls
posted by waraw at 8:24 PM on November 18, 2008

napalm, propane tanks, cars
posted by wavering at 10:12 AM on November 19, 2008

you know. stuff. a pile of leaves, old documents, some sticks, maybe a mattress or two, my enemies, some old tires, a gutted tanker truck. the usual.

what do you mean you don't burn half of what's on that list? what else would you do with your discarded tanker trucks?
posted by sephira at 11:04 AM on November 19, 2008

I fortify them.

Ok fine. Burn it all down, my backyard, Saturday eight PM until. check your memail, or memail me. mail. me. mail. [slaps self]
posted by waraw at 6:14 PM on November 19, 2008

Oh and I will mos' def be at Southern Culture On The Skids at the Jewish Mother on thursday.
posted by waraw at 6:19 PM on November 19, 2008

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