Yeeeeeeeeeehaw! Houston Meetup March 2010 February 15, 2010 8:49 AM   Subscribe

I reckon the rodeo is as good an excuse as any to have a meetup, y'all. Houston Meetup, March 2010. Unless yer yellow...

It's a major-holiday-free month. I'm going to suggest Saturday March 20, 2010. And I'm going to suggest barbecue. But I'm just going to suggest those things so that we have somewhere to start the discussion.

Who's in?
posted by greekphilosophy to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:49 AM (64 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

I wish I could come. I loooove rodeo!!! (Pendleton Roundup!)
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 9:50 AM on February 15, 2010

I'm in! I call Goode or Demeris. Goode's probably better for the atmosphere.
posted by Brittanie at 10:04 AM on February 15, 2010 [1 favorite]

Yay March Meetup! I'm probably working that day and the next AM early so I'll arrive late and leave early probably. I'm open to the Saturday before and after that if anyone else has a conflict.

Another bbq suggestion: Hickory Hollow. They have live music: The Blenders are playing that night.
posted by dog food sugar at 10:22 AM on February 15, 2010

This is freaky. I just last night told csarkos that I was calling a meetup. Depending on how much of a trek you're willing to make, Baker's Ribs is kind of the cat's pajamas.
posted by *s at 10:28 AM on February 15, 2010

I'm up for anything as long as it's more conversation-friendly than that bar we were at last time.
posted by mrbill at 10:57 AM on February 15, 2010

I'm with mrbill - I loved Anvil and had a great time, but I'd love for this to be a little less squished.

I'd also suggest that we choose a day (if possible) when nobody has to rush in and rush out! Any opposition to the 13th or the 27th?

As for location - let's keep the suggestions coming! Then I'll create a poll that we can use to sort through the options!
posted by greekphilosophy at 12:04 PM on February 15, 2010

As usual I'm down for what and whenever!
posted by WolfDaddy at 2:18 PM on February 15, 2010

27th! 27th! 27th!

AND. I'll harass some locals who haven't joined us yet, and you do the same. If you know of some Houston Mefites who haven't come along, put some pressure on them.
posted by pomegranate at 6:56 PM on February 15, 2010

Gonna try to drag my new woman along with me this time; she's up for it.
posted by mrbill at 8:43 AM on February 16, 2010 [1 favorite]

Wow, was the CoffeeGroundz meetup really a year ago???
posted by mrbill at 8:49 AM on February 16, 2010

March is also conveniently right after greekphilosophy's crazy exam shenanigans I SEE WHAT YOU DID THAR :)

As long as it's a weekend I should be good to go.
posted by casarkos at 9:58 AM on February 16, 2010

Uh yeah. Though, if you all want to come watch me implode, I'll be staying at the Super 8 in Pasadena next week. You're welcome to come watch me cower in the fetal position before, during and after the bar exam. I'm sure it'll at least be mildly amusing.
posted by greekphilosophy at 10:15 AM on February 16, 2010

If I had a dollar for every time a boy wanted me to watch him implode/ cower in a Pasadena Super 8......
posted by Mamapotomus at 1:19 PM on February 16, 2010 [1 favorite]

Another vote for the 27th! Daytime. Space to sit and talk.

Mamapotomus is funny.
posted by dog food sugar at 6:53 AM on February 17, 2010

Okay, let's just call it for the 27th. Lazy afternoon-ish barbecue with friends!

But now we have to decide WHERE we're going to meet. Follow this link to a poll. You can vote for as many as you like and the selection with the greatest consensus will win.
posted by greekphilosophy at 8:00 AM on February 17, 2010

Huh. That link didn't work for me -- it took me to this post.

Yes, we were a victim of our own meetup success last time. I had no idea so many people would show up.
posted by *s at 8:27 AM on February 17, 2010

Yeah, link took me back here. Also, please read this to get in the mood.
posted by WolfDaddy at 8:39 AM on February 17, 2010

I must have borked the html. Fail! And strangely, even getting that one to work properly was a headache.

Mmmmm, barbecue.... *Homer drool noise*
posted by greekphilosophy at 8:56 AM on February 17, 2010

The BBQ fpp on the blue led me to this meetup discussion. Sounds like fun, just name the time and the place. Meanwhile, I'm off to Midway for some 'q!
posted by Standeck at 11:51 AM on February 17, 2010

I'd like to come by and I'm trying to rope Katze Kid into going as well.
posted by Allee Katze at 1:26 PM on February 17, 2010

Hey, this sounds like fun! I'm in.
posted by Salieri at 5:58 PM on February 17, 2010

Goode Co. remains the only unanimous choice after a day of voting and I'm feeling abnormally decisive today, so I'm going to go ahead and pull this particular trigger so that we can get it up on the sidebar.

Houston MetaFilter Meetup!
March 27, 2010
Goode Co. Barbecue
5109 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77098

posted by greekphilosophy at 9:41 PM on February 17, 2010

Oh hey, that's close by even! I will consult with the spouse and see about joining up. Thanks for taking the initiative on this...
posted by Neofelis at 5:26 AM on February 18, 2010

Yay! I'm going to see Booker T that night. It'll be an awesome day.
posted by Brittanie at 6:00 AM on February 18, 2010

sounds great. I will try to make it out.
posted by nimsey lou at 6:55 AM on February 18, 2010

Cool! I'm there. That Goode Co.'s in my 'hood, too!

(Thanks Pomegranate for letting me know about this meetup thread!)
posted by yeoja at 2:21 PM on February 18, 2010

Arrgh! Goode Co. just down the road from me, and would be way convenient for my first meetup but I'm off skiing that week. Damn you Fate!
posted by arcticseal at 6:42 AM on February 19, 2010

We're in.
posted by Neofelis at 6:55 PM on February 19, 2010

First meetup for me! Yay!
posted by Gridlock Joe at 9:04 AM on February 21, 2010

Woo hoo! Does anyone know if Goode Co is the type of place I should call ahead and ask for a reservation? Or will they laugh at me for various reasons including but not limited to a) this isn't that kind of joint; or b) we're too popular for your puny reservations?

Looking forward to meeting more MeFites!
posted by greekphilosophy at 3:04 PM on February 21, 2010

I live in San Antonio now. :(

(Actually thats more of a ":)" but you get the idea)
posted by Avenger at 7:05 AM on February 22, 2010

I called Goode Co. and they said that if we are approaching double digits in number of people that we would be better served by going "across the street" and making reservations at the Armadillo Palace and if we wanted barbecue that the Palace could just fetch it from Goode Co.

I'm thinking we get a definite head count at this point as this seems like it could be a big to-do.
posted by WolfDaddy at 11:25 AM on February 22, 2010

We're overthinking this plate of beans. (Big surprise, huh?) It's a serve-yourself cafeteria-style line, I'll get there a little early and bring a toddler or a dog or something to keep a full table "reserved" through simple repulsion, and it'll all work out. See y'all there!
posted by pomegranate at 11:50 AM on February 22, 2010 [1 favorite]

3:30-4PM shouldn't be too crowded. And with pomegranate's table reserving skills I think we'll be okay. I'll try to get there a little early too.
posted by dog food sugar at 8:35 AM on February 23, 2010

Oh hell, you can subtract two from your headcount. The hus and I will be out of town for a memorial service. But somehow I trust y'all will manage to have some sort of fun even without the mysterious Neofeliseses.
posted by Neofelis at 3:29 PM on March 1, 2010

Sorry you wont be joining us, and I'm doubly sorry it'll be for a memorial service. There will be many many more meetups, and we look forward to seeing you then!
posted by greekphilosophy at 4:01 PM on March 1, 2010

Thanks, greekphilosophy! I look forward to meeting y'all one o fthese days. : )
posted by Neofelis at 7:24 PM on March 2, 2010

This sounds like a great idea. Thanks, pomegranate!
posted by Midnight Skulker at 5:20 PM on March 3, 2010

Dang! I'm going to be on Houston on the 27th for the CCS comp, but it starts at 4pm :-(
posted by suncoursing at 6:58 AM on March 8, 2010

Pomegranate, thanks for bringing this to my attention. If it's still at 3:30-4PMish, I could definitely stop by for a bit.

I would also like to make a motion for "after-party" to be somewhere like Gingerman in Rice Village. Good selection of wine and beer.
posted by chrisfromthelc at 12:25 PM on March 22, 2010

I'll be there.
posted by Ery at 7:14 PM on March 25, 2010


I'm looking forward to this.
posted by greekphilosophy at 9:54 AM on March 26, 2010

So is it Goode Co or the Armadillo Palace? Do we show up at Goode first, then move if we get too big?
posted by Mamapotomus at 7:27 PM on March 26, 2010

Yeah, I think we'll be fine at Goode and if not we will relocate and leave directions to where we are. It will be like a treasure hunt, but with nerds at the end.

I'll be wearing my MetaFilter shirt, so if you aren't familiar with anyone and haven't been to a meetup before just look for the familiar Blue.
posted by greekphilosophy at 8:26 PM on March 26, 2010 [1 favorite]

Or the clump of people madly texting.
posted by Mamapotomus at 9:14 PM on March 26, 2010 [1 favorite]

My "new" (well, ~3mos) ladyfriend and I will be there.

Mamapotomus, I will be taking pictures of your hair. FOR GREAT JUSTICE!
posted by mrbill at 11:30 PM on March 26, 2010

Or the clump of people madly texting.

What was it someone said at the last meetup? "You know things are going well when the phones are still in people's pockets".
posted by mrbill at 6:00 AM on March 27, 2010

You know I'm sick as hell if I can't drag myself to a BBQ joint that also has Mefites. I has a sick sad. Have fun everyone!
posted by WolfDaddy at 10:37 AM on March 27, 2010

I will be late due to other nerdly commitments. Will be there asap.
posted by *s at 12:55 PM on March 27, 2010

Won't be there exactly at 4, but we'll be there.
posted by mrbill at 1:37 PM on March 27, 2010

Okay, that was awesome.
posted by mrbill at 5:53 PM on March 27, 2010

Please tell me there are pictures! I wanna see everyone.
posted by WolfDaddy at 6:28 PM on March 27, 2010

WolfDaddy: Pomegranate took a bunch, and I just added the two from my camera that came out decently.
posted by mrbill at 6:35 PM on March 27, 2010

I had a dream that there was a fantastic Mefite gathering... and Mamapotamus was there... and Pomegranate was there... and *s was there... and Greek Philosophy was there...

Oh, there's no place like MeFi! There's no place like MeFi! There's no place like MeFi....

posted by Gridlock Joe at 6:43 PM on March 27, 2010

(and the flood of twitter/facebook/mefi-contact-adding begins!)
posted by mrbill at 6:48 PM on March 27, 2010

That was really fun! Those of you that didn't make it you were missed.
posted by dog food sugar at 8:42 PM on March 27, 2010

That was AWESOME. And now my eye is starting to twitch from too much caffeine.
posted by casarkos at 9:56 PM on March 27, 2010

Fun. Thanks to Patrick for organizing. If I had mad social skills I would have talked to every single one of you. I look forward to another.
posted by bukvich at 6:18 AM on March 28, 2010

What a fun night, thanks so much everyone! Can't wait for the next one.
posted by Mamapotomus at 6:35 AM on March 28, 2010

Pics are up. Please feel free to insert names of your choice! I didn't get everyone, but close enough. Thanks you guys, it was very fun. Onward and upward!
posted by pomegranate at 5:14 AM on March 29, 2010

The only problem with pomegranate's pictures is that there are no pictures of pomegranate! We'll fix that next time. Nice to see you all!
posted by *s at 11:56 AM on March 29, 2010

Oh man, wish I could've been there. Next time for sure. Glad to hear everyone had fun!
posted by Neofelis at 12:49 PM on March 31, 2010

And, I finally got Willa to sign up for an account.
posted by mrbill at 1:10 PM on March 31, 2010

Now let's plan that knitting meetup so I can teach Willa how to knit in the round and not have to seam things.
posted by Brittanie at 5:53 AM on April 1, 2010

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