Shmeetup? August 28, 2009 9:26 AM   Subscribe

This post indicates high potential for a meetup in the rurburban epicenter of Wawa/Sheetz world. Who's for family hoagies and krimpets in the NoVa/west central MD area?
posted by nj_subgenius to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:26 AM (12 comments total)

I realize we weren't like invited and all, but we Washingtonians can totally see this.
posted by Pollomacho at 9:39 AM on August 28, 2009

I'm also pretty sure they get the internets in West Virginia too.
posted by Pollomacho at 9:42 AM on August 28, 2009

Yeah, but would you really want to go hang out in ruburbia??
posted by Grither at 9:51 AM on August 28, 2009

Haha I can't even get my jokes right. That should be rurburbia.
posted by Grither at 9:52 AM on August 28, 2009

Don't feel left out, people, unless you're just being snippy, in which case you probably should.
If this goes anywhere, anyone interested in can go to Wawa's or Sheetz's merch pages to wear your allegiance.
posted by nj_subgenius at 10:07 AM on August 28, 2009

You guys should just come to Annapolis. At stay at my house. And pay rent.

(Two roommates just moved out suddenly.)
posted by spaltavian at 10:16 AM on August 28, 2009

i kinda like the idea of a delmarva meetup--- Ocean City/Rehobeth anyone? Just a 3 hour drive from DC :)
posted by empath at 10:22 AM on August 28, 2009

Empath: this time of year? If it's on a weekend you'll be stuck at the Bridge for nearly an hour.
posted by spaltavian at 10:26 AM on August 28, 2009

posted by Plutor at 1:23 PM on August 28, 2009

...I'll admit 'rurburbs' and its variants are sketchy neologisms. But if you've got a feed store 50 yards down the road, a cornfield across from your front yard, and loud loud Friday Night high school football games in season, it's not suburban. No Cold Stone Creamery, Healthy Back Store, Panda Express or other establishments that add, at most, beige the communities they inhabit.
At the same time my town is on the MARC line, so there's a long-distance DC commuting contingent. Probably true from Point of Rocks all the way up to Martinsburg.
posted by nj_subgenius at 2:00 PM on August 28, 2009

No, 'rururban' was perfect. 'Epicenter' on the other hand -- just say 'center'! Epicenter means the region above the center! When there's an earthquake on TV, they talk about the epicenter because the actual center is underground.

/me is a pedant
posted by grobstein at 4:03 PM on August 28, 2009

grobstein, you're right about the main geological definition, but there is a cultural context:
A focal point, as of activity: Manhattan's Chinatown is the epicenter of the city's Chinese community..
Thanks for visiting and for sharing everyone, you'd bring a lot to the meetup if you came.
(not that we have anybody west of Annapolis making a commitment yet)

posted by nj_subgenius at 5:16 PM on August 28, 2009

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