Robot goes adventuring. November 9, 2009 5:34 PM   Subscribe

Sydney Meetup ?!

Your friendly robot (that's me) will be in Sydney for work for the next 2 weeks, I'd like to meet some of the local folks if anyone will be in the general area.. Schedule is likely to be a bit wonky but I'm hoping I'll have a couple of evenings free.
posted by iamabot to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:34 PM (27 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Oh yeah, for the first week I'm at the Marriott @ 30 Pitt, beyond that I have no idea. Hotels were actually hard to arrange for some reason due to some event and the season.
posted by iamabot at 5:36 PM on November 9, 2009

warning: trying to organise us is like herding kittens. declawed ones. on ice. and there's a blizzard and the kittens are pure white.

other than that, i'm sure we'd love to try to meet up.

probably easiest if you name the dates & times, and, er, tellurian can handle all the other details.
posted by UbuRoivas at 5:51 PM on November 9, 2009

and can you ask if the hotel staff know what this event is? there's nothing big on at the moment that i'm aware of...
posted by UbuRoivas at 5:54 PM on November 9, 2009

It's probably Gay Mardi Gras. It's always Gay Mardi Gras in Sydney. Or a bikie convention.
posted by turgid dahlia at 6:42 PM on November 9, 2009

oh, it's the Week 46 festivities! how stupid of me, to forget that.
posted by UbuRoivas at 7:23 PM on November 9, 2009 [3 favorites]

Oh shit I haven't even taken the wombat out of the freezer to thaw.
posted by turgid dahlia at 7:28 PM on November 9, 2009

that armoured butt's not gonna soften in time for you to stuff it.

can i suggest using a power drill to ream out a hole, then a turkey baster to inject some vegemite aioli instead?
posted by UbuRoivas at 8:11 PM on November 9, 2009

I'm gonna shove some god-damn lamingtons in there.
posted by turgid dahlia at 8:33 PM on November 9, 2009


Sounds great, iamabot! Yeah, tellurian is a good organiser. Or if you can't reach him, I've got the big email list somewhere that he put together for the MeFi Tenth party. It's a good way of making sure people see this.

Can I put in a vote for Redoak? That's some good beer.
posted by web-goddess at 8:42 PM on November 9, 2009

I was just going to show up and buy whomever else showed up large amounts of alcohol....

Ahem! I will work on getting something a little more solid together when I land in 16 hours and have re-oriented myself to the land of the backward flushing toilets.
posted by iamabot at 8:49 PM on November 9, 2009

Sydney was fun when I lived there, until I took my leave to improve Melbourne immeasurably. Now Brisbane is back on top and my feet are itchy! Ubu, do you have a granny flat?
posted by turgid dahlia at 9:10 PM on November 9, 2009

Sounds great - Redoak included.

And here's a friendly tip: if you start feeling homesick, you can always make the toilets appear to flush in the familar direction, if you look up at the surface from below.

(i'm really not helping, am i? i blame turgid dahlia)
posted by UbuRoivas at 9:23 PM on November 9, 2009

turgo - my granny flat is where i store my backpackers, sorry.
posted by UbuRoivas at 9:24 PM on November 9, 2009

I keep mine in barrels.
posted by turgid dahlia at 11:49 PM on November 9, 2009

turgo - and you call yourself an Australian... Belanglo State Forest is the traditional location...

I'll shut up now...
posted by russm at 12:11 AM on November 10, 2009

I feed mine to the tourists in the form of meat pies.

Kinda wishing I was in Sydney, you cats have all the fun.
posted by Jilder at 7:25 AM on November 10, 2009

I feed mine to the tourists in the form of meat pies.

Recycling - what a brilliant idea!

And can you claim any carbon credits for their unused return airfares?
posted by UbuRoivas at 12:17 PM on November 10, 2009

Ok, I survived the first day, 44 hours being awake is making me see things, I will sort through this tomorrow and pick a place/time.
posted by iamabot at 2:48 AM on November 11, 2009

Not Saturday! Everybody in Sydney is having a barbecue Saturday. I'm just sayin'.
posted by web-goddess at 3:18 AM on November 11, 2009

And can you claim any carbon credits for their unused return airfares?

I hadn't thought of that. It'll certainly help mitigate the effects from the incinerator I use to get rid of their personal effects.
posted by Jilder at 6:00 AM on November 11, 2009

You guys are making me giggle so hard I might just try and join y'all. Might be hard, because I work all day on Saturdays now, but I'll see what I can do.

Hey, we should watch Sweeney Todd while we make pies!
posted by po at 7:18 PM on November 11, 2009

so when is this eatup, again?
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:15 AM on November 13, 2009

Well work has me ...uh...working, I'm thinking next weekend ?
posted by iamabot at 6:18 PM on November 13, 2009

sounds good. everybody in sydney was having a bbq today, and tomorrow is the annual glebe festival.
posted by UbuRoivas at 3:18 AM on November 14, 2009

OK, so who offered him a friendly lift inside the dogbox on the back of their ute?
posted by UbuRoivas at 12:47 PM on November 18, 2009

What's up with you people, mail broken? Way to be un-hosts. Hope your stay was enjoyable and apologies, iamabot. We Sydneyites should all be wallowing in regret. It's not often we'll have the opportunity to meet a Professional Technology Mangler from California.
posted by tellurian at 4:51 AM on November 24, 2009

Professional technology mangler will be back in Sydney on Wednesday...and then again in January...

Honestly though, I was working 16 hour days and generally miserable company..
posted by iamabot at 1:58 AM on November 28, 2009

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