May Meetup in ABQ: Round 2 May 3, 2010 12:09 PM   Subscribe

Though the prior meetup hasn't happened yet, is anyone up for another Albuquerque meetup on Friday, May 21st or Saturday the 22nd with some out-of-town MeFites?

My wife and I are thinking of moving to ABQ, and will be out there in a few weeks to check it out in person. We'll be wandering around the area with her parents, and I thought it would be grand to meet some local MeFites while we're there, if anyone is available.
posted by filthy light thief to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:09 PM (30 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Hey thief, you are NOT leaving San Luis Obispo without first meeting-up with the Mefite Formerly Known As Wendell. I'm semi-disabled and my car is TOTALLY disabled, leaving me mostly housebound, so special arrangements must be made; doesn't have to be before the ABQ trip, but definitely before you become a New Mexican.

BTW, are you kinda doing a reverse Bugs Bunny, who used to take a wrong turn in Albuquerque while trying to get to Pismo Beach? If so, be careful you don't end up in the Sahara Desert...
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:38 PM on May 3, 2010

Ach! Any weekend but that weekend (or the following one)! I'm getting married that Saturday and on honeymoon the week after. I'd love to meetup and get to know some other NM Mefites too, but needless to say I'll be a bit preoccupied at that particular time. :-(
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 12:42 PM on May 3, 2010

oneswellfoop - I was actually scheming and thinking of a more San Luis-centric meetup, after the last two were in Los Osos and Santa Barbara. We won't leave before one last hurrah.

TWPL - congrats, and apologies! My parents-in-law will be there according to their driving schedule (seeing two daughters graduate on the other side of the country, then driving back to California) and my wife and I have purchased our tickets. I'd offer you and your wife-to-be a pint or a bite on that Friday, but I assume the days are packed. If not, the offer stands.
posted by filthy light thief at 12:59 PM on May 3, 2010

Aww, thanks for the offer, FLT! We're doing the wedding rehearsal and rehearsal dinner on Friday, otherwise I'd take you up on it! Hope you enjoy ABQ regardless... I fell in love with the place myself back in 2006. They don't call it the Land of Enchantment for nothing!
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 1:20 PM on May 3, 2010

Damn, I'll be out of town that weekend. Hope you have a great time! Be sure to go to the Frontier.
posted by joedan at 1:48 PM on May 3, 2010

I'll be around that weekend! I'd be happy to do any weird Albuquerque stuff if you want to do something more touristy or just... tour-y than the standard meetup thing.

If you're thinking of moving out here, you should check out the Duke City Fix-- it has a pretty good events calendar and there's lots of stories on weird local stuff.
posted by NoraReed at 2:07 PM on May 3, 2010

TWPL - I'm now wondering if I'm not going to be at your wedding. The spouse-to-be is not from Grants, are they?
posted by PMdixon at 6:26 PM on May 3, 2010

The Winsome Parker Lewis: Are you planning to be at the meetup tomorrow?

The weekend of the 21st-22nd is good for me. Either night should work. As for venue on a weekend, your best bet would be something along the lines of O'Niell's or Andodyne, the former is a large Nob Hill Irish bar with lots of seating and a big parking lot, the latter is has pool tables, a great jukebox and is downtown. Downtown on the weekends can get a little hectic for parking. Both have pretty good beer lists.
posted by signalnine at 7:19 PM on May 3, 2010

NoraReed - that would be lovely! It seems like a rather large area, and I am both excited and daunted. My wife and her parents drove around Albuquerque and Santa Fe a while back, but I think it was more wandering than with any goal.

signalnine - either sound fantastic!
posted by filthy light thief at 7:51 PM on May 3, 2010

I'm down for a meetup. My vote is for O'Niell's. They have a patio, and the evening weather should be nice by the end of May.
posted by lexicakes at 8:12 PM on May 3, 2010

If, on the off chance, you know anybody who works at a costume store in ABQ, or works with the Anthro department at one of the area universities, or especially someone who falls under both categories, please MeMail me.

Odd request, I know.
posted by Afroblanco at 9:03 PM on May 3, 2010

PMdixon: Nope, you must be thinking of somebody else. May's a good time for weddings! :-)

signalnine: Sadly I didn't keep up with the progression of that thread, and missed that a date had been set. I'd already made other plans. Plus I live in Santa Fe, so it's tough to head down to ABQ after work on a weekday. I haven't had good luck with these meetups, have I?
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 7:29 AM on May 4, 2010

If no one has objections, I'm gonna call it for Friday, May 21st at O'Niell's at 7pm.
posted by signalnine at 10:00 AM on May 6, 2010

Works for me.
posted by NoraReed at 12:14 PM on May 6, 2010

3rded and set.
posted by filthy light thief at 3:41 PM on May 6, 2010

Ha! I'll be in the city the previous weekend.
By the time of this meet-up I will be reliving my youth in the northern end of the state.

All you will be missing is a chunky bastard getting drunk and telling anyone who will listen how great they have it living in NM. That would soon be followed by sobbing and lamentations about what a shit hole Texas is.

Someday perhaps.
posted by Seamus at 1:19 PM on May 11, 2010

Man, Seamus, if New Mexican bars aren't for getting drunk and bitching about Texas, what are they for?

Maybe next time!
posted by NoraReed at 10:12 PM on May 12, 2010 [1 favorite]

So, are you talking about Nob Hill, or the new one on Juan Tabo?
posted by annsunny at 9:20 PM on May 18, 2010

Ah, yes - an address would be ideal.

Nob Hill
4310 Central SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 255-6782


Heights (now open)
3301 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111

Gleaned from their website
posted by filthy light thief at 11:46 AM on May 19, 2010

Oh yeah. Nob Hill.
posted by signalnine at 9:52 PM on May 19, 2010

I forgot there was a rest of the city. Sorry.
posted by NoraReed at 3:15 PM on May 20, 2010

Hope you guys had a good time tonight! My bachelor party was, well, it was something.
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 12:38 AM on May 21, 2010

This is why I shouldn't MetaFilter after my bachelor party. My computer says it's May 21, and it's nighttime... but it's not the night of May 21. Sorry guys. I need to hit the sack now, seriously. Have fun tonight!
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 12:40 AM on May 21, 2010

You had me worried, both for my sense of time, and then yours.
posted by filthy light thief at 10:31 AM on May 21, 2010

I was not able to make the last one but I will be there for this one.

See you all there!
posted by nikitabot at 11:48 AM on May 21, 2010

I'm not sure if y'all know each other by sight, but I'll be wearing a mustardy yellow shirt and blue-grey shorts, my wife in a black dress. The parents-in-law: tbd.
posted by filthy light thief at 5:27 PM on May 21, 2010

Update: we're in a side room/branch.
posted by filthy light thief at 6:13 PM on May 21, 2010

Hey guys, we're ridiculously late but we'll be there in like 20 minutes or so.
posted by signalnine at 7:43 PM on May 21, 2010

Still at O'Neil's, if you happen to check the thread.
posted by filthy light thief at 7:50 PM on May 21, 2010

It was grand to hang out with NoraReed, signalnine and lexicakes. ABQ seems pretty keen, and I look forward to meeting more Burquians in the future.

filthy light thief

P.S.: sorry for the lack of pictures from the meeetup. Next time ....
posted by filthy light thief at 8:38 AM on May 22, 2010

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