Los Angeles Meetup February 4, 2003 3:11 PM   Subscribe

There was previously discussion of having a MeFiLA gathering on February 15. Shall we make this happen?
posted by faustessa to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:11 PM (39 comments total)

I'm still waiting to hear something. Will be in the area.
posted by RunsWithBandageScissors at 3:18 PM on February 4, 2003

Haven't seen, heard or smelled anything yet.

Well, maybe smelled.
posted by Kafkaesque at 3:27 PM on February 4, 2003

The MefiLA discussion list is temporarily down while I move web servers. I'm game, though.
posted by waxpancake at 3:31 PM on February 4, 2003

Will be out of town on the 15th, I'll be in New Orleans strengthening St. Peter's case for shunting my ass straight to hell. But would love to go. So if the date changes....
posted by y6y6y6 at 3:43 PM on February 4, 2003

My parents might be in town that day, but if that's what time works for everybody else, I might make it.
posted by willnot at 3:44 PM on February 4, 2003

I personally have no preference as to the date/time. So if we want to change from the 15th, fine by me.
posted by faustessa at 3:51 PM on February 4, 2003

I'll be in LA the 13-17th.
posted by RunsWithBandageScissors at 4:07 PM on February 4, 2003

< confusion>

Since there was also some interest expressed in a Louisiana meet-up in the last thread, shall we schedule a Mefi-New Orleans event for the same day? The two celebrations could be collectively named MeFi-LA squared.

< / confusion>
posted by ajr at 4:55 PM on February 4, 2003

I'm all in for the LA, but only if it doesn't chafe (like last time).
posted by eyeballkid at 5:16 PM on February 4, 2003

I'm in for L.A. As the author of the confusion in the previous thread, let me restate, that's Los Angeles, not Louisiana. And since RWBS is only in 13 - 17, let's stick to Saturday the 15th. I vote for west los angeles, or maybe Santa Monica, since there are a bunch of places to gather therein, and also, I live there. Looking forward to meeting EBK & RSBS. And, you know... the rest of you as well. As for y6^3 being out of town in New Orleans, well that only strengthens the case for a Louisiana meet up on the same day. Would it be the first ever multi city Mefi Meet Up?
posted by jonson at 5:43 PM on February 4, 2003

Also, willnot - note that I'll be there, which, in light of this might either prove or disprove your theory.
posted by jonson at 5:45 PM on February 4, 2003

Would it be the first ever multi city Mefi Meet Up?
posted by Ufez Jones at 8:09 PM on February 4, 2003

Don't hold the date because of me. Yeah--would love to meet the group, but two other people have problems with that date. I'll be back to Los Angeles.
posted by RunsWithBandageScissors at 9:02 PM on February 4, 2003

when is MefiSF coming up, folks? Or MeFiCABayArea? .. we're way behind, and we're sort of the home office, are we not?
posted by fishfucker at 11:36 PM on February 4, 2003

I can't make the 15th (birthday celebration already planned) but if it works for most folks, go ahead and have a good time. Don't mind me. I'll just sit in the dark. No really! I'll be fine. Just me and my polka-dot party hat, lonesomely tootling on a party horn....
posted by scody at 12:16 PM on February 5, 2003

y6y6y6, willnot, scody: are there any other days from 13-17 that you would be available? I want to avoid any lonesome tootling.
posted by faustessa at 12:34 PM on February 5, 2003

13th works for me. That's a Thursday, so maybe not the best party night, but for semi-late dinner, I'm jake.

16th probably works for me as well, That's a Sunday, so maybe we could do an afternoon type of thing. Beach volleyball anyone?

I am a major computer geek and so have no valentine's plans, but I suspect others probably do, so Friday is probably right out.
posted by willnot at 1:52 PM on February 5, 2003

Keep me posted.
posted by mcwetboy at 2:12 PM on February 5, 2003

Gads, I know I must sound like the most in-demand social butterfly (which I most assuredly am not), but my dance card is full for the 13th-17th -- my long distance paramour is in town for those days only* (ah, the festive triumvirate of Valentine's, birthday, and President's Day, all in one weekend!), and since we haven't seen each other since November... well, you know. So no worries, faustessa -- there won't really be any lonesome tootling in scodyland.

*Hmm. Now I'm wondering: RunsWithBandageScissors is only in town for the 13th-17th, too... honey? Izzat you? And what are you doing, trying to ditch me while you're here?! (Looks up RWBS's profile... discovers RWBS is actually a woman... out-of-town boyfriend off the hook...)
posted by scody at 2:27 PM on February 5, 2003

/me mentally formulates dirty alternate world in which RWBS is coming to visit scody...
posted by jonson at 3:12 PM on February 5, 2003

Jonson, now you're sounding like my boyfriend! Hee.
posted by scody at 3:39 PM on February 5, 2003

Scody--I am in town for the same reason you are getting together--Valentine's Day and President's Day. I was reading your post and thought you might be my boyfriend. Glad you took the time to look up my profile so I didn't have to worry while looking up yours!

Jonson, get your head out of the gutter! ;-) And the /me only works on #mefi!
posted by RunsWithBandageScissors at 8:48 PM on February 5, 2003

Hey--how about Feb. 13th? An after-work thing. Then people don't have to worry about screwing up weekend plans. Who's with me?
posted by RunsWithBandageScissors at 9:28 PM on February 5, 2003

I'm with you! Thursday, Feb 13th! Who's there? In Santa Monica, or West L.A.? Faustessa? Scody? McWetboy? Willnot? Y6? Waxy? Others?
posted by jonson at 9:29 PM on February 5, 2003

Just send me a map, folks!
posted by RunsWithBandageScissors at 9:31 PM on February 5, 2003

I'm good with that. Santa Monica has worked the past couple of times for the group, but if somebody wants to offer an alternate, speak now or for ever hold your piece.
posted by willnot at 9:37 PM on February 5, 2003

I'm in on the 13th.
posted by eyeballkid at 2:06 AM on February 6, 2003

Last minute change in schedule here. Cannot make it regardless of day. I am truly sorry.
posted by RunsWithBandageScissors at 7:43 AM on February 6, 2003

Yay! Barring the unforeseen, I should be able to make it after work on the 13th -- boyfriend's plane doesn't arrive at LAX till 9-ish. And Santa Monica works for me too. (But now I won't get to meet my illicit lover RWBS....)
posted by scody at 10:35 AM on February 6, 2003

jonson: I'm not in LA; I'm just asking to be kept abreast so that I can update the MeFi calendar with a precise date and time.
posted by mcwetboy at 12:10 PM on February 6, 2003

13th yes. In the mode of speaking now so that I don't have to forever hold my peace about driving to Santa Monica, I suggest someplace in Hollywood or West Hollywood, but then I don't really know what would be suitable, and it seems like most of you live on the westside, and I'm flexible anyway, so okay. Peace held. Santa Monica.
posted by faustessa at 1:47 PM on February 6, 2003

Yeah, but if it's just EBK, Scody, Faustessa n' Me, that's not much of a meet up. We couldn't even form a basketball team (and not just cause I suck). Shall we postpone until others can make it, or are there just not that many LA Mefites?
posted by jonson at 7:31 PM on February 6, 2003

jonson, you're forgetting willnot, waxpancake, and Kafkaesque (I think), all of whom may or may not be able to make it. Though I have to say, under any circumstances, I am categorically opposed to playing basketball. Though I've harbored secret dreams of being a cheerleader...probably not at a MeFi event, however.
posted by faustessa at 11:03 PM on February 6, 2003

There are many LA Mefites, but many of them have been disappointed by the usual low turnout. We're very disorganized. I'm guessing this one won't happen either.
posted by eyeballkid at 8:16 PM on February 7, 2003

Okay, I will be the organizer. I hereby decree that at 7pm on Thursday, February 13, I will be sitting in Renee's Courtyard Cafe in Santa Monica, and if any other MeFi people want to join me there, they can. If nobody else shows up, too bad for them.
posted by faustessa at 1:40 PM on February 8, 2003

Will you be wearing a funny hat? 'Cause that would be cool and funny.

OK - I will be there as well (sans chapeau)
posted by willnot at 6:36 PM on February 8, 2003

I take it back. Something's come up, and I won't be able to make it on Thursday. But, I'll see you all at the next one - whenever that may be.
posted by willnot at 4:45 PM on February 11, 2003

I don't think I'll go. Pretty long drive for me from Orange County.
posted by Kafkaesque at 9:33 AM on February 12, 2003

I don't really feel like going at this point, since not one single person has actually RSVP'd in the affirmative, but whatever. I'm still gonna go, just to refute eyeballkid. I'll be wearing my pink Dirty Dancing t-shirt. Hats freak me out, funny or not funny.
posted by faustessa at 2:41 PM on February 12, 2003

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