Desuetude Does Dallas... er... Houston November 18, 2009 2:56 PM   Subscribe

Hey Houston: desuetude is coming to town at the beginning of December. Let's get together so she can teach you how to pronounce her username!

She's arriving on the afternoon of the 5th and departing the morning of the 10th. She can correct me, but it looks like Tuesday is the only day that is absolutely out for a meetup that wont keep everyone up past their bedtimes.

Suggestions for a cool evening meetup place?
posted by greekphilosophy to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:56 PM (57 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Neato. Anvil, Alice's Tall Texan, Brasil, Marfreless? [I was going to make an alphabet of suggestions but I apparently forgot what comes after 'b' and/or lost steam.
posted by *s at 3:12 PM on November 18, 2009

Marfreless? Is there going to be some dry-humping going on?* Because I may make the drive to Houston for that.

*Paging WolfDaddy.
posted by ColdChef at 3:33 PM on November 18, 2009

Hell, man, whatever it takes for a ColdChef-WolfDaddy reunion.

In the spirit of full disclosure, I feel compelled to point out that things have mellowed at Marfreless since the days of oil men taking their special extra-marital lady friends for daytime romps upstairs. (Which, by the by, I only have on rumor and intrigue.) It's just a cool mellow bar now. There's not even making out upstairs anymore. I didn't even link to their website because it (falsely) claims a "romantic atmosphere." For the haters, there's beer served in chalices at Alice's. (Or whatever else people want to do.)
posted by *s at 4:03 PM on November 18, 2009

Heh. Glad to see that greekphilosophy hasn't lost his Most Welcoming Mefite status since leaving Philly. I'm all awwwww ZOMG a meetup MeTa just for meeeee? (And I don't even talk like that!)
posted by desuetude at 4:36 PM on November 18, 2009

I could tell you how to pronounce her username, but I'm going to let you find out for yourselves.
posted by languagehat at 5:23 PM on November 18, 2009 [1 favorite]

hint: it's not pronounced desjardins.
posted by desjardins at 6:20 PM on November 18, 2009 [3 favorites]

I've changed my mind. ColdChef should stay at a distance because it cracks my shit up to hear "Hello ColdChef, this is WolfDaddy."
posted by *s at 6:39 PM on November 18, 2009

We're in Texas, desjardins. We can do French. It just doesn't sound like French. Some call it "Creole" - I call it Frexan. There's a road near my house - Vauthier - which is pronounced "Vo-shay." So I'm thinking desjardins would come out "daey, zhowr, dayunz."
posted by greekphilosophy at 6:59 PM on November 18, 2009

posted by BitterOldPunk at 7:48 PM on November 18, 2009

I dunno about you, but I've always pronounced it "Goddamn, that chick is fucking awesome."
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 8:37 PM on November 18, 2009 [3 favorites]

It's pronounced "De-sooey-toody". Don't tell me otherwise.
posted by padraigin at 9:28 PM on November 18, 2009

While you guys dream up the location, I only care about the date - I'll come if it is Tuesday or Wednesday (8 or 9). I'll also be in town, for work, based near the Galleria.

Help me enjoy Houston! Good food and good company is good stuff.
posted by whatzit at 11:35 PM on November 18, 2009

Ooh, then let's aim for Wednesday, December 9 so that we get both desuetude and whatzit! After work with sufficient time for people to be there: 8pm sound good to people for a nosh and a drink somewhere fun?
posted by greekphilosophy at 1:09 AM on November 19, 2009

8:00 is approximately 30 minutes before my bedtime but I'll do my best to stay up late. Looking forward to it.
posted by pomegranate at 4:44 AM on November 19, 2009

Lurve good food and good drinks. If dry-humping is required at our chosen venue, I claim greekphilosophy as my partner, though.
posted by desuetude at 8:34 AM on November 19, 2009

Can I watch?

greekphilosophy is really very pretty
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 11:31 AM on November 19, 2009

In terms of *s's suggestions, I'm most interested in Brasil and Anvil.

I also liked Ruggles Green when I went there a couple weeks ago. (And I know this isn't the obnoxious namedropping thread, but I totally saw Selma Blair there.) They have a nice patio, and a pretty relaxed interior, so that a crowd of us showing up in dribs and drabs wouldn't be a problem. But it looks like a meetup wouldn't be a problem at most of the other places either.

Of course, I'm also a fan of Chuy's. Though, I kind of remember some of you turning your noses up at Chuy's.

And whether the rest of you are coming or not, I'm taking desuetude to House of Pies Guys.
posted by greekphilosophy at 12:54 PM on November 19, 2009

I still haven't been to Anvil! Or we could try to meet at Beaver's like last time and hope everyone's plans don't all go up in flames at the last minute again.
posted by casarkos at 3:24 PM on November 19, 2009

Sorry I'm late to the thread. Did I miss the dry-humping pie guy house of anvil green? And did ColdChef mention a ball gown?

At any rate, I'm down for what/whenever. I'm easy.

But not cheap
posted by WolfDaddy at 6:34 PM on November 19, 2009

Oh I'm in if I'm not working! Down for what/whenever too.
posted by dog food sugar at 6:41 PM on November 19, 2009

Ok, to summarize: Wednesday, December 9, 8 p.m. (ballgowns, dry humping, and WolfDaddy's cheapness and/or easiness to be determined later)? In the interest of getting something on the books, can we say Anvil, and if people want food, they can work it on the fly (Anvil also has some food)?

I like you, greekphilosophy, but am perplexed by your attachment to Chuy's, unless you like to reminisce about how sweet and naive a time it was when the Bush twins got busted for underage drinking at the Chuy's in Austin and that was a Big Deal. And I guess, who doesn't?
posted by *s at 9:47 AM on November 20, 2009

Actually, I think my attachment is magnified by the fact that I can't eat wheat anymore, so I covet just about anything wrapped in a tortilla. Last night I ordered a black bean burger at Baba Yega, and I was really just interested in the whole wheat bun. (And damnit, I ate that whole bun, over the protests of my date AND the waiter. And I loved it.)

I salivate any time I pass a Taco Cabana. So it isn't about quality, really. It's just about filling tortillas with as many calories as possible and then drenching it with sauce and cheese. And let's remember that I've just spent five years north of the Mason-Dixon line. And three of those years were in a small town in New Jersey, where they consider a "burrito" to include things like steamed carrots and cauliflower. Seriously, people.

Sounds like a good plan to me, *s. And Anvil is centrally located to all sorts of other food in case it doesn't offer anything especially enticing to our assembly.
posted by greekphilosophy at 10:10 AM on November 20, 2009

I will be there. My first meet-up.
posted by Brittanie at 12:15 PM on November 21, 2009

I'll be there come hell or high water!
posted by Mamapotomus at 7:12 PM on November 26, 2009

I'll try to make it. I need to bring pomegranate some purses anyway.
posted by mrbill at 2:32 PM on December 1, 2009

I need to bring pomegranate some purses anyway.

I read this as "I need to pomegranate some purses anyway," wondered if it was some sort of crazy euphemism, and wanted [whatever it was] anyway.
posted by desuetude at 3:55 PM on December 1, 2009

Woah Nellie this is turning into a seious meetup! Can't wait!

I will pomegranate all your purses desuetude. Unless it I a euphemism for... Well... You know...
posted by greekphilosophy at 6:10 PM on December 1, 2009

I'll take a purse or two from pretty much anyone.* If by "purses," you mean dry-humping. Or vodka.

*And you damn well better show up. It's SO lame to say you're coming and then write some ridiculous excuse..."oh, I had a ballgown emergency/sudden allergy to cornchips/attack of the vapors and can't make it."..on this thread an hour into the event.
Get over it. We're zitty, old, fat, boring, on Xanex, terrible spellers, 7-year lurkers, whatever. We all sit around at meetups and stare at our smartphones. Some jackass showed up at a recent Houston meetup and totally dominated the conversation and he hadn't even bothered to join Metafilter - if he can make it, you sure as hell can. I guarantee you we will LOVE you. And most likely not call you a jackass. Maybe even make eye contact and keep our smartphones in our purses, provided Mr. Bill brings enough of them.

See you soon!
posted by pomegranate at 6:01 PM on December 2, 2009

If people are going to trade dry-humping for purses, it's gonna be the Best Houston Meetup Evar.

I'll settle for a hug from pomegranate and anybody else who cares to give one though. I'm still all verklempt from the bagels, pie and friendly checkup visits after Amy's death. Realizing that People Do Care makes such a difference.
posted by mrbill at 8:50 PM on December 2, 2009

Garrison Keillor is going to be in town on the 9th. Forget the purses. I'll bring the duct tape, someone bring a spiky club...
posted by greekphilosophy at 1:46 PM on December 3, 2009

In the spirit of all this camaraderie and dry-humping...
Any of you passing through the Galleria area and want to go together?

(I have no idea where this place is or how to get around Houston, but I'll find a way there regardless.)
posted by whatzit at 12:15 PM on December 4, 2009

I am planning to pick desuetude up, and we can zip over to grab you if you'd like whatzit! I'll be leaving from work in Galveston at 6, and barring freak weather like what we're having today, I should be up to get her by 7. We can zip over to get you in the Galleria and still be to Anvil by 7:30 or 8 to put on our fedoras and look conspicuous in a corner.
posted by greekphilosophy at 12:22 PM on December 4, 2009

greekphilosophy: That'd be awesome! I get to join the pre-party! I'll send you a email with the relevant stuff :-)
posted by whatzit at 12:41 PM on December 4, 2009

Am I hearing correctly that it is fucking snowing in Houston?
posted by desuetude at 2:34 PM on December 4, 2009

It's true. Snow. Today. But don't worry, by the time you get here it'll be 70 degrees again. That's how we roll here: freaky ass weather.
posted by greekphilosophy at 3:21 PM on December 4, 2009

It's true. Snow. Today. But don't worry, by the time you get here it'll be 70 degrees again. That's how we roll here: freaky ass weather.

Fucking optimist. Grar grar.
posted by desuetude at 8:15 PM on December 4, 2009

Okay, I am really, really going to try to make it. Swear.
posted by LittleMissCranky at 1:56 PM on December 5, 2009

Oh I hope you do LittleMissCranky!
posted by dog food sugar at 8:23 AM on December 7, 2009

Anyone need a ride in from the hinterlands of Katy? I'll try not to dry hump your ballgown. Too much.
posted by Mamapotomus at 7:08 AM on December 9, 2009

Awesome - according to Street View, it looks like BJ's Oldies a few doors down (a place where Amy bought many bits of furniture) has gone out of business, and they have a huge parking lot.
posted by mrbill at 2:35 PM on December 9, 2009

mrbill -- I think BJ's Oldies is still around, but in a different location down the block and/or across the street. It's down with all the other old-stuff shops between Dunleavy and Woodhead, I believe.
posted by *s at 3:18 PM on December 9, 2009

Okay, that was awesome and I had much fun. Sucks that I had to leave because work called 8-(
posted by mrbill at 8:31 PM on December 9, 2009

So awesome and so much fun.
posted by Brittanie at 9:39 PM on December 9, 2009

Um, did anyone get around to the dryhumping?
posted by casarkos at 11:27 PM on December 9, 2009

We settled for enthusiastic snuggling.
posted by desuetude at 11:34 PM on December 9, 2009

Best. Houston. Metafilter. Meetup. EVAR.

Photographic proof.
posted by WolfDaddy at 11:40 PM on December 9, 2009 [1 favorite]

Was wonderful to see so many of you again - and great to meet so many new people!

Can't wait for our trip to the mall! (And that's saying something, since I'm usually allergic to malls.)
posted by greekphilosophy at 7:38 AM on December 10, 2009

Oh that looks fun! Sorry I missed it - boring head cold here at home.
posted by dog food sugar at 7:59 AM on December 10, 2009

Yay enthusiastic snuggling (much better term than 'dry humping,' no?)! Thanks for a fun evening. Feel better soon, dog food sugar, we missed you.
posted by *s at 8:26 AM on December 10, 2009

I just want to know who got to enthusiastically snuggle greekphilosophy, that I may be jealous of you unto the end of my days.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 9:55 AM on December 10, 2009

That was desuetude. I had to stand in for dmd and [@I][:+:][@I], her typical Meetup snuggle buddies.
posted by greekphilosophy at 10:06 AM on December 10, 2009

alright, desuetude. you are now on The List.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 10:34 AM on December 10, 2009

I got enthusiastic hugs from Pomegranate and Mamapotomus (and well, everyone else too, even the guys) so it was a great evening. Purses delivered, hugs received - Mission Accomplished.
posted by mrbill at 10:59 AM on December 10, 2009

That was a really good meetup. Delicious nuts, crazy nuts, and hot nuts, all in one. Hope to run into y'all again at another Houston event or somewhere else...
posted by whatzit at 3:10 PM on December 10, 2009

Fun times! I'm sorry that I had to take off so early. Great to meet everyone!
posted by LittleMissCranky at 4:53 PM on December 10, 2009

I had to stand in for dmd and [@I][:+:][@I], her typical Meetup snuggle buddies.

Hey now, you were no stand in. I'd have put you on my lap regardless.
posted by desuetude at 8:57 PM on December 10, 2009

Although now there HAS to be ballgown dry humping at the next meetup. We have standards to uphold...
posted by mrbill at 9:16 PM on December 10, 2009

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