First Australian meetup for 2009? December 20, 2008 8:15 PM   Subscribe

I'm back in Sydney for early January. Beer?

I'm in Sydney between December 30 and January 3 or 4, back from the frozen realm known as the USA. Who's up for a meetup?

Somewhere in Newtown/Camperdown would be good, but I'm flexible.
posted by zamboni to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:15 PM (21 comments total)

I'm actually visiting the 31st to the 2nd and have no concrete plans at all...
posted by drjimmy11 at 9:09 PM on December 20, 2008

Yay! *gets ready to add two temp neighbors*
posted by tellurian at 11:27 PM on December 20, 2008

Hmm, well I leave for New Zealand the 24th.

If something does end up happening, can someone email me at the gmail in my profile?

posted by drjimmy11 at 2:08 PM on December 22, 2008

I should be around, and definitely up for a inner west meet up.
posted by arha at 3:33 PM on December 23, 2008

The afternoon/evening of the 2nd looks workable. (4 o'clock or so?)

a) the Duck and Swan, in Chippendale,
b) the Courthouse, in Newtown,
c) the standard Alfred.
d) other.
posted by zamboni at 3:29 PM on December 29, 2008

There are 2 votes for the courthouse (arha and I).
posted by tellurian at 11:34 PM on December 30, 2008

I'll send out a Sydney members email to see if we can scare up some more.
posted by tellurian at 11:44 PM on December 30, 2008

Thanks for the heads-up, tellurian. (Man, I feel out of the MeFi loop. I haven't touched the site much in the past few months.) I can do afternoon/evening on the 2nd. Chippo is preferred just because it's three blocks from my house and I'm lazy, but anywhere in Newtown is fine too.

Oooh, and I can tell you all the exciting story of how I got retrenched the week before Christmas! Lest you think it's merely a ploy to get you to buy me all beers, I'll add that I managed to get hired by my former company's competitors 48 hours later. Still, it kinda sucked at first...
posted by web-goddess at 11:49 PM on December 30, 2008

Tragically, Angela and I are in Chicago these days. We should have met on this side of the pond, zamboni.

Hopefully a meetup will go off without a hitch and we'll be there in spirit.

P.s. Glad the drama on getting retrenched worked out well, weg-goddess. I found out recently that my old group was also made redundant last month. Good thing I left for school before they could fire me!
posted by qwip at 8:03 AM on December 31, 2008

Equally tragically, I'm no longer in oz. These days I call Mexico home.

Happy New Year!
posted by dhruva at 10:06 AM on December 31, 2008

So, Courthouse, Newtown, 4pm Friday 2nd. Any objections?
posted by arha at 11:44 AM on December 31, 2008

All systems go. See you there!
posted by zamboni at 6:18 PM on December 31, 2008

Tragically, Angela and I are in Chicago these days.
Yes, I used the old mailing list and I haven't cleaned it up in some time. Happy to hear you missed a retrenching.
Equally tragically, I'm no longer in oz.
Now that one is a surprise. I saw on your blog that you were in Mexico but I thought it was just a field trip. Buena suerte with the post doc.
posted by tellurian at 7:35 PM on January 1, 2009

Awww, crap. I had pop-in guests and couldn't get away before now. Sorry to have missed it! Hope you guys had a good time, and you weren't in the beer garden. (Dude, it suddenly got COLD.)
posted by web-goddess at 10:52 PM on January 1, 2009

S'okay goddess. You were very much missed and talked about (in a good way) if that's any consolation. arha had some redundancy stories along the same lines. zamboni too, about his situation in the US.
Dude, we were on the half-in-half-out balcony, it was FINE.
posted by tellurian at 8:15 AM on January 2, 2009

I forgot to mention that I've cunningly disguised myself as someone without a moustache, which impeded the rendezvous. That, and I'd forgotten what tellurian looked like. We found each other eventually, so it all worked out! Too bad you couldn't make it, goddess - it would have been lovely to see you.

qwip: If I'm in Chicago, I'll let you know.

(Dude, it suddenly got COLD.)
I'm still 30-odd degrees Celsius warmer than when I left, so I'm calling it a win.
posted by zamboni at 10:49 PM on January 2, 2009

d'oh! i was in myitkyina, about as far north as one can go in burma as a tourist. and to think that the courty is my local. hope the friendly barstaff treated you well; well, at least those who haven't defected to the US or Mexico, that is ;P
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:44 AM on January 3, 2009

Ah fuckfuckfuckfuckfuckfuckfuckfuck thud.
posted by peacay at 4:52 AM on January 4, 2009 [1 favorite]

Dammit people a little more warning please for next time! Would have been there to say hello had this been on the cards for more than just one week.
posted by nudar at 2:12 AM on January 6, 2009

nudar, with all due respect - posted December 21, then confirmed and consummated. It would have been nice to have you there but fuckfuck thud as others please.
I just checked my Sydney MetaFilter meetup address list and you're not on it. Do you want to be added?
posted by tellurian at 4:48 AM on January 6, 2009

--confirmed and consummated--

Well. If I'd known religious molestation was in the offing, I'd have clicked on the email link earlier and found out in time.
posted by peacay at 10:02 PM on January 6, 2009

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