Chapel Hill/Carrboro Meet-up? April 15, 2010 6:40 AM   Subscribe

Time for a Chapel Hill/Carrboro Meet-up?

It's been very nice outside recently and that makes me think we ought to drink together again. I don't think we've gotten together since Cortex's historic visit. Anyone else interested? We could wait until the end of the semester if that would help anyone. It's spring. My pace is leisurely.
posted by thivaia to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:40 AM (54 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

I'm in. I'm moving away on June 12th, and wanted to be sure to see everyone again before I left. Almost anytime is good for me, except Thursdays.
posted by Pater Aletheias at 7:19 AM on April 15, 2010

Pater, where are you going??

I'm in, probably.
posted by leesh at 7:23 AM on April 15, 2010

he might not wanna take you.
posted by gman at 7:26 AM on April 15, 2010

I should mention that Thursdays and Saturdays are a little complicated for me, but I can rearrange with prior notice.
posted by thivaia at 7:27 AM on April 15, 2010

If we wait for the end of the semester I would be up for it. Plus we could avoid this weird cold snap. Maybe the first or second week of May?
posted by farishta at 7:27 AM on April 15, 2010

he might not wanna take you.

what does this mean?

I'm game for a meetup, especially if it is after 7pm.
posted by pinky at 7:28 AM on April 15, 2010

I'm off to Texas, where I will lay the groundwork for my eventual campaign for a spot on the state board of education, and begin my takeover of America. Anyone who wants to emigrate with me is welcome.
posted by Pater Aletheias at 7:45 AM on April 15, 2010 [1 favorite]

I'm in. I welcome evening distractions from my thesis. Where to? The Station again?
posted by tarheelcoxn at 9:34 AM on April 15, 2010

I am extremely shy but might be able to force myself to come out.
posted by k8lin at 10:00 AM on April 15, 2010

I would really like to say that I am in, but between surgery, then a trip to Pittsburgh in early May, it's gonna be tough. I will be there, at least in spirit. I would love to say goodbye to Pater Aletheias, but my best shot would be last weekend May/first weekend June.
posted by msali at 10:02 AM on April 15, 2010

I may be in the area the first week of May, so I'm adding this thread to my Recent Activity.
posted by Phire at 10:33 AM on April 15, 2010

I'm in, maybe, depending on whenever it is.
posted by Comrade_robot at 10:41 AM on April 15, 2010

I am extremely shy but might be able to force myself to come out.

k8lin, you'll have at least one other SILS kid there. Do come!
posted by tarheelcoxn at 2:40 PM on April 15, 2010

What's a SILS kid? Is it too late for me to become one?
posted by Pater Aletheias at 3:48 PM on April 15, 2010

If you are leaving in June, PA, yes.

School of Information and Library Science. Everyone I know either goes there, is married to someone who goes there, obtained a degree from there, or worked there.
posted by pinky at 4:01 PM on April 15, 2010

I'd be up for a mid-May/early June meetup.
posted by Rangeboy at 4:09 PM on April 15, 2010

I'm in.
posted by showbiz_liz at 4:11 PM on April 15, 2010

How do you guys feel about Friday, May 14th about 7:30 pm? We can do Southern Rail again if that suits people.
posted by thivaia at 4:15 PM on April 15, 2010

Another SILS kid here. I'll be moving the first week of May, but could probably come out anyway (I'll need the break). The only evening I'm unavailable is May 1st. I work some Thursdays, but I'm off by 8pm.

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May 14th would work for me (I'll leave my other availability above in case of rescheduling).

As always, I'm available for round-trip rides anywhere in the Triangle if you need one. (Although I can't promise I won't make a wrong turn somewhere along the way, as plant can attest.)
posted by clerestory at 5:01 PM on April 15, 2010

Can we do a Friday before? I'm tied up that day.
posted by pinky at 5:17 PM on April 15, 2010

Oh man, I've been branded as a SILS kid. What outed me, my good looks and charm, or my constant harping about archives?
posted by k8lin at 5:40 PM on April 15, 2010

Hey! Hey! I'm in. Not sure when I can, but I'm in!
posted by Stewriffic at 7:03 PM on April 15, 2010

I can do the 14th. I'll bring along D.C.
posted by Stewriffic at 7:07 PM on April 15, 2010

I am actually free on the 14th, and by then, maybe my doctor will have released me to drink liberally. And no, not all of us are SILS kids (although we wish we were...)
posted by msali at 7:39 PM on April 15, 2010

Maybe I will come! I work till 9, but people will still be around then, right?
posted by Fui Non Sum at 7:42 PM on April 15, 2010

Oh, also I am a former SILS kid, so.
posted by Fui Non Sum at 7:43 PM on April 15, 2010

Everyone wants to be a SILS kid. They are kind of the rockstars of of Ch/C. They certainly party like rockstars, that's for sure.

I don't think I'll be able to make it to the meetup, not being a SILS kid (or more importanly, having moved to NY). *frowny face*
posted by greta simone at 2:47 AM on April 16, 2010

Seeing as how I'm unable to enter any local libraries owing to the fact that I have never returned a library book (or, for that matter, a DVD rental) on time in my life (and I have yet to pay the fines), I'm probably persona non grata among the local working librarian population. However, I have been to several of the Dance Parties the SILS kids are all to apt to host and I can verify that future librarians party on level with MFA fiction writers, but they are better dancers and more interesting hair.

Okay, so, I'm gonna mark the 14th because it seems like that will work for most people. See you there!
posted by thivaia at 7:34 AM on April 16, 2010

There should be a "have" between the "and" and the "more" above.
posted by thivaia at 7:36 AM on April 16, 2010

I am not a SILS kid (but most of my friends are). I definitely hope to be there. As far as I know, I'm doing nothing but writing my dissertation for all of May, so surely I can take a night off whatever night y'all decide.
posted by hydropsyche at 2:48 PM on April 16, 2010

I don't suppose ther's any interest in the Friday before, like Pinky suggested?
posted by Phire at 4:03 PM on April 18, 2010

I'm in! Can't make it until 8:00 or so, but I'll be there.
posted by Pater Aletheias at 6:02 AM on April 21, 2010

Another SILS kid here - starting an MSIS this fall. Will definitely come by for at least a drink or two to meet some of my fellow travelers and other simpatico MeFites. Looking forward to it.
posted by GrammarMoses at 4:37 PM on May 5, 2010

I am supposed to be watching my kids Friday, but I may try to pawn them off on my mother for a few hours.

Also, I applied to SILS years ago and got in, but took an IT job instead. So am I at least sort of in the club?
posted by freecellwizard at 12:36 PM on May 12, 2010

So... Southern Rail at 7:30?
posted by dmo at 3:44 PM on May 12, 2010

Southern Rail at ~7:30 sounds good, and as a suggestion for an afterparty there's the show at Nightlight on Rosemary Street:

MC Bingo Blower - Skip of A/V Geeks [MeFi's own] hosting the evening with bingo + prizes!
Max Legroom (Kevin Eugene Clark & Neill Prewitt) - 2 collaborative sets: one video (late 80s commercial video jam) and one music (omnicord-driven funk)
Workday/Schoolnight - synth-punk anthems & thrift store audio cassettes set to casio tunes + VHS sampling, from Greensboro
DJ Yes! Sputnik - hot Raleigh dj spinning eclectic dance music afterwards

It's enough of a combo to get me to drive from Raleigh, anyway. :)
posted by mediareport at 7:35 PM on May 12, 2010

Hey I'm going to be at that Nightlight show! Won't be able to make it to the meet-up proper, but look for your friendly, neighborhood fat-blond-girl in a yellow dress and say hi! Yes, I already know what I'll likely be wearing. And I'll definitely be drinking lots of gin.
posted by Juicy Avenger at 10:43 PM on May 12, 2010

What's the protocol to poke people and remind them that we have this meetup? Sideblog? New meta post? Pester contacts and 'nearby users' in my profile via mefimail? Also don't forget your Silly Hats.
posted by tarheelcoxn at 10:08 PM on May 13, 2010

See everyone there!
posted by thivaia at 5:59 AM on May 14, 2010

I'll be closer to 8 for Southern Rail but see you soon...
posted by mediareport at 2:29 PM on May 14, 2010

I've just returned from this and I hereby give it my Official Seal of Awesomeness.*

*not officially recognized by any country, municipality, or other organization

You all are a great bunch of people!
posted by freecellwizard at 8:22 PM on May 14, 2010

Thanks everyone for a lovely evening.
posted by thivaia at 8:42 PM on May 14, 2010

Dammit, I had to miss it after all (unexpected travel). Will keep fingers crossed for another one soon. Looking forward to pix...?
posted by GrammarMoses at 5:30 AM on May 15, 2010

Very fun! I have a bit of a headache though. SIGH.
posted by Stewriffic at 6:02 AM on May 15, 2010

Yeah, that was nice; good to finally meet some of the Carrboro folks, too!
posted by mediareport at 6:46 AM on May 15, 2010

Shit, mediareport showed up? Now I'm really bummed I didn't go.
posted by msali at 8:21 AM on May 15, 2010

yeah, I had to miss too for last minute reasons. I hope next time happens soon!
posted by farishta at 10:44 AM on May 15, 2010

Oh, msali, so that's how it is, hmmmmmm? We're not good enough for ya. FINE.
posted by Stewriffic at 11:49 AM on May 15, 2010 [1 favorite]

Ha! Maybe if msali had shown up *someone* at the table other than me would have known about that there really was a heartwrenching 70s disco rollerskating movie with Bow Wow in it.

They all thought I was crazy, msali.
posted by mediareport at 3:56 PM on May 15, 2010

Mediareport, I LOVE that movie.
posted by msali at 7:27 PM on May 15, 2010

You guys are the best--I'm going to miss seeing you three times a year!
posted by Pater Aletheias at 7:37 PM on May 15, 2010

It was super nice meeting MeFi folks, and I look forward to the next meetup!
posted by dmo at 7:01 AM on May 16, 2010

Looking forward to pix...?

I added three. Wish I were better at low light shots. Oh well... enjoy!
posted by tarheelcoxn at 1:05 PM on May 16, 2010

Sorry to have missed this - I rarely go out of town, but my Murphy's Law of meetups insisted that it happen when I was not around. Next time, please!
posted by pinky at 1:42 PM on May 17, 2010

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