"la meffy e'mobile!" January 3, 2010 4:35 AM   Subscribe

Denver: WTF. Last time, you all gave me this crap about how I never come out to meetups, how I had no community spirit, et cetera. Well, I say to you - what meetups? It's been two months! So why not get together, eh?

scrutiny is coming down here soon, so we'll have an occasion to get together during the last week or so of January. My little computer-calendar tells me that means somewhere between these options:

  • Saturday the 23rd
  • Friday the 29th
  • Saturday the 30th

  • ... with, of course, the odd Thursday thrown in as a possibility. It's been ages since a meetup happened here, so naturally my impatient self leans toward the first of those dates; but what say ye? Which one works best? Where shall we go?
    posted by koeselitz to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:35 AM (91 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

    I vote Friday the 29th. Saturdays tend to be home renovation days for me.
    posted by scottreynen at 8:12 AM on January 3, 2010

    Friday the 29th could work for me. I think I'm taking a very slow pace and stopping by to visit with some family in Pennsylvania and Iowa, so it's unclear whether I'd be back by 1/23.

    I'm totally excited to meet everyone here!
    posted by scrutiny at 8:56 AM on January 3, 2010

    you never come to my meetups in western mongolia.
    posted by krautland at 10:55 AM on January 3, 2010

    What wonderful timing! I was just going to make on of these threads! I vote for Friday the 29th as well (and I know that LoneFrontRanger, -t, peachfuzz, and Nailsthecat can tentatively make that date as well).

    I also vote for the PS Lounge, in Denver, on east Colfax (near Colorado) for a location. We had the last meetup there (Cortex meetup) and it seemed like it worked well.

    Thanks for starting the dialogue.
    posted by fieldtrip at 2:45 PM on January 3, 2010

    I emailed the old list that I have of Denver area MeFites to let them know about this thread.
    posted by fieldtrip at 2:51 PM on January 3, 2010

    Thanks for sending that around, fieldtrip.

    So it sounds like thus far the consensus is Friday, January 29th. PS sounds like a good plan to me, too. I'll hold off posting the official date for a day or two, though, so that people who primarily use Mefi at work and not on weekends can get a chance to see this tomorrow.
    posted by koeselitz at 3:19 PM on January 3, 2010

    Sorry, I'll be in China....
    posted by Confess, Fletch at 4:16 PM on January 3, 2010

    Watch out. I might even show up. If I can scrape up the cash for a night out to the big city.. heh.
    posted by Balisong at 5:33 PM on January 3, 2010

    You guys seem to have a knack for picking meetup nights during a week when I'm on-call (can't leave Fort Collins). Looks like I'll be missing this one too.
    posted by jmnugent at 5:34 PM on January 3, 2010

    jmnugent: are any of those nights times when you're not on call? Nothing's decided just yet...
    posted by koeselitz at 5:58 PM on January 3, 2010

    I'm in for the 29th--as fieldtrip has already noted.
    posted by NailsTheCat at 8:47 PM on January 3, 2010

    I've moved to Bozeman, so I don't expect to attend. But thanks for the invite.
    posted by gregor-e at 9:35 PM on January 3, 2010

    I told the mister, and he's down for a trip to Denver, tho it sounds like he's a tentative to actually show (we have friends in the area he maybe down for hanging out with instead.)
    posted by lonefrontranger at 10:01 PM on January 3, 2010

    I can't be there, I'm playing in the Longmont Symphony on the 30th and there's a dress rehearsal on the 29th. Hope you all have a good time!
    posted by dr. fresh at 8:32 AM on January 4, 2010

    The man and I might show up on the 29th. It's my b-day weekend though so other plans might develop :)
    posted by Kimberly at 10:18 AM on January 4, 2010

    Also down for the 29th. My weekends tend to be spent in the mountains, at least partially.
    posted by craven_morhead at 10:43 AM on January 4, 2010

    29th sounds good, also voting for a return to PS Lounge, I would enjoy staring at the velvet Elvis again.
    posted by Scientifik at 11:52 AM on January 4, 2010

    Oh and fieldtrip, add me to that Denver-Mefiter list
    posted by Scientifik at 11:54 AM on January 4, 2010

    fyi, you Denver people are lucky (lucky!) to have scrutiny in your midst. New York City will feel a little less booze-y and hilarious with him.
    posted by zoomorphic at 2:10 PM on January 4, 2010

    Not that I've ever been to any places in Denver, but PS Lounge sounds like a pretty fun place.
    posted by scrutiny at 2:42 PM on January 4, 2010

    Scientifik and any other Denver area MeFites who didn't receive an email from me over the weekend please email me your email address. (email in profile).
    posted by fieldtrip at 7:08 PM on January 4, 2010

    Okay - looks like we've seen all the action on planning we're likely to see at the moment, and this is about to roll off the front page. I'm posting this to the meetup sidebar!
    posted by koeselitz at 7:27 PM on January 5, 2010

    Sorry for the late reply, koeselitz.... but I'm on-call from Tues, Jan 26th to Tues, Feb 2nd... but it's no biggie... I'll just catch the next one.
    posted by jmnugent at 8:30 AM on January 6, 2010

    Unexpectedly, my coworker just asked to switch on-call weeks with him... so it looks like now I might be able to make it. Determining factor will be getting a brake-job on the jeep before then ;P
    posted by jmnugent at 9:19 AM on January 6, 2010

    posted by koeselitz at 5:54 PM on January 6, 2010

    And the day before Geek Bowl, even! This is going to be the best weekend ever; thanks for organizing, Koeselitz!
    posted by 7segment at 6:32 PM on January 7, 2010

    Maybe I'm missing this but what time are we meeting up?
    posted by Scientifik at 11:10 AM on January 13, 2010

    Well, I was actually planning on convening again here to talk about that, once I'm done getting set up in my new place this weekend. Heh.

    I think 8pm has worked well in the past, but I have a terrible memory. Does that sound right?
    posted by koeselitz at 11:44 AM on January 13, 2010

    8pm is fine with me. We could go nuts and make it 7.30. Or maybe do pre-meetup hot dawgs across the road. The possibilities are limitless (within certain limits).
    posted by NailsTheCat at 12:04 PM on January 13, 2010

    Blarg, now have friends coming into town and cavorting in the mountains that weekend. Might be out. Have fun all.
    posted by craven_morhead at 12:58 PM on January 13, 2010

    NailsTheCat: “8pm is fine with me. We could go nuts and make it 7.30. Or maybe do pre-meetup hot dawgs across the road. The possibilities are limitless (within certain limits).”

    In point of fact, since it's not on a Friday, we can actually eat some fucking pizza like we wanted to last time. That is some good goddamned pizza, too.

    I say we do 7:30.
    posted by koeselitz at 2:59 PM on January 13, 2010

    Friday January 29 is no longer on a friday this year?
    posted by craven_morhead at 3:02 PM on January 13, 2010

    craven_morhead: “Friday January 29 is no longer on a friday this year?”

    Well, that was a rather silly mistake. I meant: it's not on a Tuesday. Last time the plan was to eat pizza in the adjoining pizza joint, but when we got there, the sign told us that it was open every night of the week except Tuesdays; and unfortunately the last meetup happened to be on a Tuesday. So this time, since it won't be a Tuesday, we can eat pizza - is what I mean.

    posted by koeselitz at 3:12 PM on January 13, 2010

    Ah, yes. I remembered that I was sad about the no-pizza thing. Forgot that it was on a Tuesday.

    posted by craven_morhead at 3:23 PM on January 13, 2010

    Pizza sounds great. As does 7.30. I'm feeling hungry already.

    craven_morhead, you see now I don't know if you're in or out. You're all "I'm off to the mountains to frolic" but then on the other hand "mmmm.... pizza". fickle_morhead.
    posted by NailsTheCat at 3:47 PM on January 13, 2010

    The fact that I'm heading to the mountains shouldn't preclude me from liking pizza.

    posted by craven_morhead at 3:52 PM on January 13, 2010

    But heading to the mountains might preclude you from having pizza. Choose well, young master.

    NailsTheCat: “fickle_morhead”

    + 3 witty reference points for returning conversation to thread title
    posted by koeselitz at 4:40 PM on January 13, 2010

    Pizza exists in the mountains. Just not *this* pizza.
    posted by craven_morhead at 8:01 AM on January 14, 2010

    i like pizza, and 7:30 sounds good to me too.

    whew, I'm almost done packing too. Packing up the house anyway. I'm really looking forward to this!
    posted by scrutiny at 11:41 AM on January 14, 2010

    Have a safe and enjoyable trip, scrutiny. If you're delayed... we'll just go ahead and order our pizzas if that's ok with you.
    posted by NailsTheCat at 1:00 PM on January 14, 2010

    sure, sure go ahead. I wouldn't want you to delay pizza consumption on my account.
    posted by scrutiny at 6:00 AM on January 15, 2010

    O hai! -t and I are coming! Pizza and mysterious comp Alabama Slammers, here we come!
    posted by peachfuzz at 9:52 AM on January 18, 2010

    Eww. I'd forgotten about those slammers. (Although if it's free, I shall drink it. Cannot help myself.)
    posted by NailsTheCat at 12:18 PM on January 18, 2010

    I believe those complimentary Alabama Slammers are made with Tang. Have not confirmed. Must do more research.
    posted by fieldtrip at 6:00 PM on January 18, 2010


    What's better than Tang?
    posted by -t at 1:34 PM on January 25, 2010

    whew, my stuff came today. I am officially moved in.

    Looking forward to meeting everyone and eating a ridiculous amount of tang pizza.

    That's what we're doing, right?
    posted by scrutiny at 8:58 PM on January 25, 2010

    Welcome scrutiny! Yessir tang pizza (or calzone) it is!
    posted by NailsTheCat at 9:59 PM on January 25, 2010

    me too!
    posted by mustard seeds at 12:53 PM on January 27, 2010

    Awesome. (I was about to call you, mustard seeds, to see if you were coming. Glad to hear you'll be there!)
    posted by koeselitz at 6:17 PM on January 27, 2010

    Hi all, The Pusher Robot and I will be visiting from San Diego and Tucson respectively. I think we can make it back from skiing in time to join you for pizza. :D
    posted by Feantari at 6:39 PM on January 27, 2010

    Feantari and The Pusher Robot: That is great! Visiting MeFites! Hell yeah, this is big time!

    To reiterate for all:

    This Friday, January 29th

    Pre-Meetup Pizza:
    7:30 at Enzo's
    3424 East Colfax Avenue
    Denver, CO 80220
    (303) 355-4700

    Roughly 8:00 or 8:30ish to later
    PS Lounge
    Next door to Enzo's

    Dress: Casual to Formal

    Agenda: 1. eat pizza, 2. drink beer, (intermix conversing with MeFites and general revelry and silliness) 3. slam Alabama Slammers, 4. repeat 2 and 3 for awhile, 5. bike home
    posted by fieldtrip at 9:34 PM on January 27, 2010

    So, I'm new-ish to both Denver and MeFi, but am thinking about coming to this here thing. My question is, how will I know which group at the PS Lounge is you guys? Is there a marker for easy identification, or will I (gasp) just have to actually ASK people?
    posted by heurtebise at 7:03 AM on January 28, 2010

    it's usually pretty obvious. or just say "metafilter" kinda loud and see who comes over.
    posted by craven_morhead at 9:58 AM on January 28, 2010

    If I remember (which I won't) I'll print out a Mefi sign and stick it on the table. But you can't miss us--we'll be stacked awkwardly into one or two booths.

    Fieldtrip: ok, so you're cycling again. I may give it a shot this time. (If it's not too cold...)
    posted by NailsTheCat at 12:09 PM on January 28, 2010

    oh it's not too cold. wear layers.
    posted by craven_morhead at 12:31 PM on January 28, 2010

    heurtebise: “So, I'm new-ish to both Denver and MeFi, but am thinking about coming to this here thing. My question is, how will I know which group at the PS Lounge is you guys? Is there a marker for easy identification, or will I (gasp) just have to actually ASK people?”

    PS Lounge is actually tiny, and what's more it's not really a 'group' place. People tend to sit on their own downing bottle after bottle. We'll be the big, out-of-place group downing bottle after bottle together. Heh.

    You should come! It'll be awesome! These things are always fun.
    posted by koeselitz at 1:35 PM on January 28, 2010

    heurtebise: you should come, it will be fun. And, now I can't attend so I need a replacement. Someone drink a 90 Shilling for me!
    posted by fieldtrip at 10:14 PM on January 28, 2010

    fieldtrip: What?! No!! I'm so sorry to hear that. Please let it be a joke. I have your back on drinking 90 Shillings in any case.
    posted by NailsTheCat at 6:34 AM on January 29, 2010

    Oh, no, fieldtrip! We will miss you!

    heurtebise: you should come!
    posted by peachfuzz at 9:04 AM on January 29, 2010

    oh hai! so... it all depends. I am about 60% certain, and would be 100% if y'all were closer in to LoDo or the main bus terminal.

    mr. lfr bowed out since he doesn't like crowds or noise, poor lad, and is attempting to bribe me with dinner at a friend's, so if I do make it, it'll be me all by my lonesome. And it further depends on: 1) if I can get out of work (have a 3:30-5 ordeal to attend) and 2) if I feel motivated enough to bus it down to Denver then ride allaway out there from the Market St. station, and last but not least 3) my good friends and ex roommates had a last minute emergency come up that means I have to come allaway BACK to north Boulder by no later than midnight to house- and pet-sit for their dog. Which means, if experience is my guide, riding the beer scooter on the fixie 5ish miles in the dark on potentially icy roads from the Boulder bus terminal. Not that there's anything wrong with that...

    tl:dr: it's complicated. real complicated. Anyone up for a Boulder meetup at the SoSun anytime soon? I know I can drag the elusive mr. lfr out to that one, if only because it's 2 blocks from our house.

    So, who's going (if anyone) from the Boulder area? I know this is very last minute but if there's a chance in hell to arrange transportation I am all for it. Poor old Dr. Dedento (my alleged "car") has been relegated to driveway sculpture for the past three months owing to various issues mainly related to laziness and bureaucracy.
    posted by lonefrontranger at 10:24 AM on January 29, 2010

    Now that you've all gone to the trouble of answering my question, I've been felled by a Death Cold, and so will not be coming tonight, unfortunately...
    posted by heurtebise at 12:21 PM on January 29, 2010

    heurtebise: sorry to hear you're ill. Next time then. And maybe we should do one nearer downtown next time to make it easier for those Mefites that don't live in Denver.

    Just so you know... I remembered to print out the MeFi sign. Although I think the yellow cartridge may need replacing--it's rather an odd color.
    posted by NailsTheCat at 4:22 PM on January 29, 2010

    Argh. I've been frantically trying to finish clearing out my house in time to make it tonight and still be moved out tomorrow like I need to be, but it's looking like that's not going to happen now.

    Sorry, all. It appears I'll have to ditch out. And after all that noise at the beginning about wanting to meet up more... sincerely, I do. We'll have to do this again. lfr, I'm down for SoSun sometime, as long as I have notice so I can make it up there.
    posted by koeselitz at 4:32 PM on January 29, 2010

    damn you guys are rapidly removing my desire to haul my lazy ass down there... no fieldtrip, no heurtebise, now no koeselitz? Lame. And now I'm full of wine and calamari from the work thingy so... what's my motivation, peoples? :)
    posted by lonefrontranger at 4:50 PM on January 29, 2010

    omg flakey people, we'll be thinking about you on our HOUR LONG DRIVE to get to the meetup place because WE LIKE THE DENVER METAFILTER PEEPS SO MUCH

    posted by peachfuzz at 4:56 PM on January 29, 2010 [1 favorite]

    okayokayokay I'm on the frickin BUS already sheesh!! seeya soon god and screwy Denver traffic willin' :D
    posted by lonefrontranger at 5:43 PM on January 29, 2010

    Good for you LFR! Haven't seen you in ages. Can't believe how many people have flaked!! I am now in Enzo's, da solo. (Could only get a lift from Mrs Nails if I left early.) Anyone else coming for pizza?!
    posted by NailsTheCat at 6:27 PM on January 29, 2010

    koeselitz, we are drinking nasty Tang shots RIGHT NOW you slacker! Miss you! Mean it!
    posted by lonefrontranger at 7:29 PM on January 29, 2010

    Thanks, lfr. And I'm sad I'm not there with you all.

    Hope you all have pizza and fun and all that.
    posted by koeselitz at 8:48 PM on January 29, 2010

    both pizza and fun were had, but I'm sorry I couldn't meet you this round. Maybe next time!

    I had a blast meeting everyone and look forward to seeing everyone in the future!
    posted by scrutiny at 9:56 AM on January 30, 2010

    well, at least it looks like scrutiny made it -- excuse to have a meetup and all. sorry to have bailed. where are the pics? LFR?
    posted by fieldtrip at 11:10 AM on January 30, 2010

    Grand to see everyone! scrutiny--welcome, great to meet you. Feantari and The Pusher Robot, thanks for visiting! dr. fresh; lukemeister; fieldtrip; Confess, Fletch; koeselitz and everyone else--you were missed.

    Before I forget, there was talk of organizing a brewery tour in the future. (Or did I drunkenly dream it?) New Belgium, O'Dells or the Great Divide perhaps. Great idea!
    posted by NailsTheCat at 11:16 AM on January 30, 2010

    there was talk of a brewery tour. ALSO, we discussed having a Boulder meetup in ~45 days or so. Anyone interested in the Southern Sun within the reasonably near future? Anyone? Bueller?

    fieldtrip, sorry I don't have pictures. -t was the only one with a camera. Not to mention that it's waaaay too dark inside the PS lounge for anything much besides flash photography, really.
    posted by lonefrontranger at 1:53 PM on January 30, 2010

    I'm in for a brewery tour, and suggest Great Divide.
    posted by craven_morhead at 3:34 PM on January 30, 2010

    Awesome to see everyone, sorry not to have seen you this time around, fieldtrip and koeselitz!

    If there is real interest in coming up to the Fort once the weather has warmed up a bit, I can promise good times drinking on the Odells patio (they've got a nitrous-carbonated version of their IPA that they sell only at the brewery that is so crazy fine-foamed that it makes all the hoppy and citrusy notes dance around in your sinuses) and maybe posole and tamales or something at our house, since the breweries close early. A Saturday afternoon kind of thing would prolly work best.
    posted by peachfuzz at 4:27 PM on January 30, 2010

    nitrous-carbonated version of their IPA...
    Sounds wonderful! Roll on the warm weather. Please to do before May 25th.
    posted by NailsTheCat at 5:19 PM on January 30, 2010

    OK c_m: Great Divide:

    * Monthly cheese and beer pairings, next one is Tue Feb 23rd (5pm > 8pm, $18)

    * Hop Disciples Meeting, next one is Thu Feb 18th (@6pm)

    Tours take place at 3:00 pm and 4:00pm Monday - Friday and each hour starting at 2:00 pm to 7:00pm on Saturday. No reservations required.
    posted by NailsTheCat at 5:29 PM on January 30, 2010

    they've got a nitrous-carbonated version of their IPA that they sell only at the brewery that is so crazy fine-foamed that it makes all the hoppy and citrusy notes dance around in your sinuses

    *head explodes*
    posted by scrutiny at 7:49 PM on January 30, 2010

    The fair missus fresh would always go to Southern Sun, even if I weren't along. And we'd be up for a Ft. Collins meetup, since we're now located there. Sorry we missed the fun time this time 'round, we'll see you next time!
    posted by dr. fresh at 1:31 PM on February 1, 2010

    Sorry I missed y'all. We found out about a death in the family on Thursday night. Would love to see you in Boulder or Fort Collins or wherever.
    posted by lukemeister at 1:03 PM on February 3, 2010

    I would love to go to Ft. Collins or Boulder (Southern Sun) or whatever. And, I would try my damnedest to make it.

    Also, that cat, no bueno, is moving here the last week of February and is up for a meetup by the first or second week of March. I think it is real nice to have a meetup to welcome new MeFites...but then again I'm a sucker that way.

    2nd week of March anyone?
    posted by fieldtrip at 8:02 PM on February 3, 2010

    2nd week of March sounds good to me, fieldtrip.
    posted by lukemeister at 8:01 AM on February 4, 2010

    I'm down. Mid-week better than fridays/weekends for me.
    posted by craven_morhead at 8:14 AM on February 4, 2010

    I've nothing planned for the 2nd week either. Any day is fine for me, but I'll have a pretty early evening if it's on a weekday. Actually, Thursday would be really good.
    posted by scrutiny at 9:38 AM on February 4, 2010

    -t and I would be down for the second week in Boulder (omg we met at the Southern Sun a year ago!). I'm out of town the week after that, so let's make it happen, peeps! Any night but Tuesday is good for us.
    posted by peachfuzz at 9:48 AM on February 4, 2010

    Wow, I forgot that was just last year, peachfuzz!
    posted by lukemeister at 3:57 PM on February 4, 2010

    Would love to come but I'm outta town the first two weeks of March. Have a blast, guys! Welcome meetups for all new Mefites is a great plan btw.
    posted by NailsTheCat at 3:10 AM on February 6, 2010

    Anyone still up for this? (this = meetup next week in Boulder)
    posted by peachfuzz at 8:05 AM on March 1, 2010

    hi peachfuzz!

    I'm up for it if anyone else is. anyone? bueller?
    posted by lonefrontranger at 5:42 PM on March 2, 2010

    Hi, I just moved back to the Denver area. I also finally signed up for metafilter after about 5 years of lurking. I've never been to a meetup, but you all seem like attractive and pleasant people. I could maybe make Boulder, although I might hold out for another Denver get-together.

    Is there a plan afoot?
    posted by cirripede at 4:46 AM on March 4, 2010

    cirripede, hi! Looks like I maybe the one on the hook for this, so I'll give a shout and post a new meetup thread. This one's sunk far down in the depths of obscurity :)
    posted by lonefrontranger at 10:34 AM on March 4, 2010

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