Portland meetup? April 3, 2002 12:34 PM   Subscribe

MeFiSea -- Seattle MetaFilter Gathering this Sunday [07apr02]

Meet at the Deluxe between 6:30-7 and we'll be moseying over to the Garage to shot pool 9-ish. More info on locations etc in this thread


posted by jessamyn to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:34 PM (28 comments total)

I'll be there with bells on.
posted by patrickje at 4:19 PM on April 3, 2002


That'll make you easy to spot, then.
posted by hincandenza at 5:40 PM on April 3, 2002


I'll be there, at least for the drinking. Who's bringing the cut-out of Matt?
posted by Ty Webb at 6:25 PM on April 3, 2002


Anyone willing to ride-share from/to dwntwn Portland? I need to be back for work/class the next AM...
posted by SpecialK at 8:59 PM on April 3, 2002


Oh gawd another one??? Would somebody kindly explain what it was I went to last Sunday?
posted by crasspastor at 10:45 PM on April 3, 2002


Um, is he kidding?
posted by hincandenza at 11:01 PM on April 3, 2002


I'll be there to help balance out the very skewed boy/girl ratio (too bad I didn't know about this when I was single).

Is there a secret handshake or something?
Is anyone bringing a camera?
posted by gutenberg at 1:51 AM on April 4, 2002


No, crasspastor, that's fine - I'm sure we'd all like to hear it from you!

I'll be there, assuming I'm not abnormally forgetful that day. Look for a tall guy with dark reddish hair wearing lots of black...

-Mars
posted by Mars Saxman at 9:03 AM on April 4, 2002


I'll bring a digital camera to capture the moment for posterity....
posted by patrickje at 9:24 AM on April 4, 2002


I'll have a camera. yay yay yay another girl!!!
posted by jessamyn at 10:10 AM on April 4, 2002


You shoulda seen the girls last Sunday!
posted by crasspastor at 1:29 PM on April 4, 2002


Crasspastor: does that mean jessamyn and I are supposed to bring more girls? Too bad my friends are all geeky guys. Maybe we'll have a cute waitress and then while you're all distracted I can talk to jessamyn.
posted by gutenberg at 1:48 PM on April 4, 2002


I think I know exactly two girls who I could con into this event. When I asked, both of them said "MetaFilter?" and ended the sentence with a question mark and an almost discernible nose-wrinkle. Aren't all the waitstaff at the Deluxe cute [gay?] guys? Sorry fellas.
posted by jessamyn at 5:07 PM on April 4, 2002


jessamyn's right about the waiters, now that I think about it...But I promise I'll dress like a girl-girl and hide my geekiness until I open my mouth. I'm pretty good at that. Just ask bingo, he knows...
posted by gutenberg at 5:52 PM on April 4, 2002


Re: the cameras.

At the risk of sounding like a freaky wacko (I mean, more than is usual for me), I have this thing about pictures. Namely, that I can't stand having mine taken. You camera wielders aren't, like, Fascists about taking people's pictures whether they like it or not, are you? Cuz that would definitely scare me off....
posted by hincandenza at 8:45 PM on April 4, 2002


Don' t worry hincandenza, mine is a shoe-cam....you'll never notice it :)
posted by patrickje at 10:59 PM on April 4, 2002


You camera wielders aren't, like, Fascists

at the risk of being serious for a second, no, you can definitely request to not have your picture taken and I will honor that. At the last MeFi Social we took no pictures at all, I think.
posted by jessamyn at 12:19 AM on April 5, 2002


Who was that with the hincandenza sticker adhered above his left nipple I snapped naked multiple times last Sunday?
posted by crasspastor at 1:11 AM on April 5, 2002


Again, I ask: Is he kidding? And how the hell did he know about the sticker?!
posted by hincandenza at 2:19 AM on April 5, 2002


Oh shit! I knew that wasn't you. I'm just puttin' you on.
posted by crasspastor at 2:40 AM on April 5, 2002


Hm. I *might* be able to be there. What is the smoke-allowed status of both places? I don't think I've been to the Deluxe since my 21st birthday *cough*years ago, and I've never been to the Garage.

I assume the Garage is smoky, right? If so, the damned asthma means I can't be there. What about the Deluxe, though?

Dammit, I wish I could still go to smoky places!

(If you have any future events at the Pyramid by Safeco Field, I'm definitely up for that. Parking accessible and smoke-free, I think. At least, I've never smelled smoke when I've been there, admittedly off-peak hours.)
posted by litlnemo at 6:40 PM on April 6, 2002


i believe the deluxe has smoking/non-smoking sections. The garage is pretty much all-smoking, although large and airy enough it might not be an issue.

How we going to recognize each other? The only one who's picture I've seen is jessamyn.
posted by hincandenza at 9:48 PM on April 6, 2002


Then the question is -- would it be in the smoking or the non-smoking section? If it is the smoking section I will have to respectfully decline (but I understand if everyone else wants smoke).

As far as recognizing each other... perhaps those with color printers can print out a nice blue MeFi page. I bet most of us could recognize that from across the room.

I am trying to convince my husband to go with me, but he doesn't read MeFi.
posted by litlnemo at 1:05 AM on April 7, 2002


Or we could all wear one blue and one gold item. :)
posted by hincandenza at 1:50 AM on April 7, 2002


Ha, that was fun. Glad to meet y'all.

-Mars
posted by Mars Saxman at 7:23 AM on April 8, 2002


Yes, I had a good time as well, sorry I had to bail so early, but I'm looking forward to the next one! Cheers!
posted by vito90 at 8:25 AM on April 8, 2002


Things were calm until crasspastor started chasing the 10-ball around the floor of The Garage.
posted by gluechunk at 11:30 AM on April 8, 2002


Jeesh. I'm sorry I couldn't be at the Deluxe. I guess I missed out on meeting the whole kit and kaboodle. Still, it was great meeting Jessamyn, gluechunk, Mars and Patrick.

Things were calm until crasspastor started chasing the 10-ball around the floor of The Garage.

I was merely demonstrating my Hock-iards prowess. Sorry about the bodychecks though. My intent wasn't to injure. Just bloodthirsty competition.
posted by crasspastor at 5:20 PM on April 8, 2002


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