Houston Meetup? January 6, 2009 10:22 AM   Subscribe

If Amarillo and Iceland can have a meetup, surely Houston can host one? What say you, southeast Texans?
posted by pomegranate to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:22 AM (34 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I would love a chance to meet some of the locals!
posted by dog food sugar at 10:29 AM on January 6, 2009

I'm in.
posted by Brittanie at 11:16 AM on January 6, 2009

I'm up for it too.
posted by mrbill at 11:24 AM on January 6, 2009

Yayyy! When?
posted by Mamapotomus at 11:25 AM on January 6, 2009

I'll put a straw man out there - Sunday Feb 8 at The Coffee Groundz? They have beer/wine as well.

Better days or locations are more than welcome!
posted by pomegranate at 11:31 AM on January 6, 2009

I'm in, date & location are fine for me, what about time?
posted by WolfDaddy at 1:38 PM on January 6, 2009

Looks like a good location and date for me, too.
posted by Robert Angelo at 1:43 PM on January 6, 2009

Date and location good for me too. robot rex my husband can probably come too. How about something mid-afternoon... like 3 or 4 PM?
posted by dog food sugar at 2:23 PM on January 6, 2009

Amarillo and Iceland had a meetup? Did they meet halfway in Newfoundland?
posted by timeistight at 2:26 PM on January 6, 2009

Three o'clock is great, then realistically people will get there at four. Apparently from the other meetup threads two or three things are required for a successful meetup:

a) A sign, so people don't have to go around asking, "Are you a friend of Matt H?" like they're looking for an AA meeting
b) a camera, to post photos of how fantastically hip the event was
c) Matt Haughie or some reasonable impersonation.

I can supply the sign but the other two are up to the rest of you. You're resourceful, you made it through Ike in one piece, surely you can convince #1 or one of his infamous minions to come down to the big H?
posted by pomegranate at 2:44 PM on January 6, 2009

I was just wondering why there were no meetups in H-town and thinking of requesting one. In!
posted by *s at 3:13 PM on January 6, 2009

I'm there! Time, date, location all good for me!

Good for you, pomegranate, to get us together for our first meetup! Thanks!
posted by Houstonian at 4:13 PM on January 6, 2009

Location, Date, and Time are all good for me. I'll just look around for pomegranate...
posted by mrbill at 9:12 PM on January 6, 2009

I just moved into town today! I'll definitely make an attempt to find you guys :)

(There better be TVs if we're going to be around past 8, so I can watch UF kick Oklahoma)
posted by casarkos at 9:14 PM on January 6, 2009

oh shit, i wrote down the wrong time for that. maybe they'll replay the game anyway and I can see the beating twice.
posted by casarkos at 7:50 AM on January 7, 2009

oh my god, FEBRUARY. Reading comprehension fail.
posted by casarkos at 9:08 AM on January 8, 2009

Okay, it's on for this weekend! See you Sunday Feb 8 at 3 at The Coffee Groundz. I'll be the nerd with the sign.
posted by pomegranate at 4:27 AM on February 6, 2009

I also am planning to be there. I am an old metafite, new Houstonian, and metafilter meetup virgin; looking forward to meeting you.
posted by bukvich at 11:51 AM on February 7, 2009

Nuts. I'm working the whole weekend. I'll be at the next one!
posted by Houstonian at 5:44 PM on February 7, 2009

Ugh. I pulled a muscle bending and stretching the wrong way for something in the kitchen yesterday. Ouch. I'm gonna have to bow out today, but I hope I can meet y'all in the future.
posted by Robert Angelo at 8:50 AM on February 8, 2009

HOLD THE PHONE! This is probably the worst possible time to mention this, but, uh, their website says they close at noon on Sundays.
posted by WolfDaddy at 11:43 AM on February 8, 2009

I just called them - they close at 11pm tonight (Sunday).
posted by mrbill at 11:58 AM on February 8, 2009

Aha! I just noticed that myself WolfDaddy :-) If the sitter shows up soon I'll see you hep cats there, if she doesn't I may do a drive-by with the sprogs.
posted by Mamapotomus at 12:00 PM on February 8, 2009

It was awesome to meet everyone, and I had a lot of fun - sorry I had to cut and run; turns out there was a minor emergency to take care of but all is well now. We should DEFINITELY do this again sometime!
posted by mrbill at 4:18 PM on February 8, 2009

mrbill we talked about going out to dinner sometime next. Which should be fun. Loved meeting you all! And those of you who didn't make it you were missed. We catch you next time.
posted by dog food sugar at 5:21 PM on February 8, 2009

That was wonderful! I can't wait to get together again, hopefully over a nice dinner and with more time to socialize.
posted by Mamapotomus at 6:42 PM on February 8, 2009

Thanks you guys! That was fun, I look forward to seeing y'all again soon!
posted by pomegranate at 3:23 AM on February 9, 2009

I had tremendous fun meeting pomegranate, mrbill, kelliebob, dog food sugar, robotrex, and casarkos! We are all bright intelligent funny and vivacious people! AND we're all Texans so nyah nyah nyah!

I was the one taking the pictures, will post them soon. When I got home yesterday I discovered half the power in my house was out. Electric company is fixing that now and when I get my puter back I'll put up the pics.

DINNER NEXT. Like I said, Houston does good food :-)

Thanks again pomegranate for putting it all together.
posted by WolfDaddy at 12:51 PM on February 9, 2009

Wolfdaddy I find it hilarious that your power was out after all that talk we did about the dependability of mid-60's ranch style homes. It's kinda perfect. You are even more of a rock star in real life than you are on metafilter, even at only 1/2 power.
posted by pomegranate at 5:22 PM on February 9, 2009

Dudes, that was absolutely fantastic.
posted by casarkos at 5:44 PM on February 9, 2009

Well, after electricity came up, cable went down for a zillion years. But photo's are up, just look up at the upper right hand corner of da thread! :-)
posted by WolfDaddy at 10:43 PM on February 9, 2009

I'm not sure how my mom got into those photos, and wearing a sweater that matches one I have. How odd. I thought she was out of town on Sunday.
posted by pomegranate at 3:05 AM on February 10, 2009

The only person missing from the photos is WolfDaddy himself, and I have one of him that I'll upload later today.
posted by mrbill at 5:44 AM on February 10, 2009

Tried to add my photos at the top right, but they're not appearing. Anyway:


I had a couple of pomegranate, but they were just like the shots already up.
posted by mrbill at 9:29 PM on February 10, 2009

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