Beans! Beans! Cans of beans! March 15, 2013 8:03 PM   Subscribe

I would like to take this time to note that we had our (first?) NOVA meetup and it was a wonderful success! While the original players were unknown, we navigated our way forward by waving cans of beans at any soul who looked a little too bewildered and lost. By way of perseverance and long arms it worked, and we had a lovely time, such that we hope to bring you more stories of such heroics in the coming future. As such, I present to you: The can(s) of beans.

- Why is NOVA a big deal? Because DC is just so very far away...

- I would like it to be known that the Grey Poupon Mustard was merely a structural component to form a significant impact to the totem's elevation for the purposes of visibility.

- And before I forget, there seems to be a significant bias for kidney beans against black beans, as postulated after a poll of the preferences of the attending members.

Thanks to Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish for organizing the meetup!
posted by Folk to MetaFilter-Related at 8:03 PM (15 comments total)

Did you happen to get any non-mefites who just love beans?
posted by ODiV at 8:11 PM on March 15, 2013

Ah NOVA. Oops.
posted by DoubleLune at 8:15 PM on March 15, 2013

No, though I rather startled Mr. Selfmedicating when I violently waved the can of black beans in his face. I will work harder next time. Success is in the making of Bean-Loving friends.
posted by Folk at 8:16 PM on March 15, 2013

I would not have come over because I would have been looking for a plate of beans. Note to self: Look for cans of beans too.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 8:34 PM on March 15, 2013

Sorry I missed it. However, i start my new job in Tysons on Monday, so I'll be in the general neighborhood and definitely plan to attend the next one.
posted by COD at 8:35 PM on March 15, 2013

At least you weren't overstacking those cans of beans.....
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:16 AM on March 16, 2013

What's NOVA? The PBS show? You guys met up on TV?
posted by cjorgensen at 7:52 AM on March 16, 2013 [1 favorite]

I dunno. The interior of an exploding sun is a little chilly. Can we meet in SUPERNOVA instead?
posted by DU at 8:16 AM on March 16, 2013

Nova is shorthand for northern Virginia, cjorgensen.

I'm sorry I missed this. I live in southeastern VA , but mefites are worth the travel.
posted by FirstMateKate at 8:59 AM on March 16, 2013 [2 favorites]

Aw, sorry I missed it! Looks like it was lots of fun!
posted by onlyconnect at 9:13 AM on March 16, 2013

Waving beans around is probably less awkward than asking people if they're from the internet...
posted by hoyland at 9:33 AM on March 16, 2013

I assumed you were shaking dried beans for some reason and thought you were making noise to attract someone's attention when they couldn't see you. In my head, this involved blindfolds somehow. It's all rather confusing.
posted by maryr at 3:18 PM on March 16, 2013

Definitely not the first nova meetup by a long shot. There used to be a regular crew that went to dremos in Arlington, alas.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 4:28 AM on March 17, 2013

It was excellent and I'm definitely looking forward to the next one. Also for the people who may not have seen my comment in the IRL thread, I added a couple of pictures there.
posted by brilliantine at 6:26 PM on March 17, 2013

Aw I was totally hoping for a NOVA meetup and I missed it :(
posted by littlesq at 8:41 PM on March 17, 2013

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