Minneapolis Meetup April 25, 2004 6:31 PM   Subscribe

Minneapolis Meet-Up
This Friday, April 30th
Black Forest
8-ish PM or TBA
posted by Zosia Blue to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:31 PM (34 comments total)

Who's all coming? Any new revelations on the date/place?

We were a little iffy on the time, so let's work that out now. I know I can't get there until 7, unless someone can give me a ride. (My car is out of commission). What does everyone think? Also: Can/should we make reservations?
posted by Zosia Blue at 6:33 PM on April 25, 2004

Oops, should also mention I'm referencing this thread.
posted by Zosia Blue at 6:40 PM on April 25, 2004

I'm planning on coming.
posted by Utilitaritron at 6:49 PM on April 25, 2004

It turns out I may be in town for this --- I'll certainly turn up if I'm around.

Zosia - where you live?
posted by nathan_teske at 7:13 PM on April 25, 2004

I'll be there. With a camera.
posted by mrbula at 8:44 PM on April 25, 2004

as of now i'm in ... i'll check and make sure the patio is open.
posted by specialk420 at 9:08 PM on April 25, 2004

I'm in! And will watch this thread for updates.
posted by clever sheep at 9:25 AM on April 26, 2004

I think I should be able to make it (barring unexpected developments).
posted by Kat Allison at 10:55 AM on April 26, 2004

Your new camera, mrbula?

I live in Edina/Richfield, right next to the Southdale Mall.
posted by Zosia Blue at 11:32 AM on April 26, 2004

i'm in lyn-lake (next to pizza luce) but, if no one in the south suburbs can pick you up, i can certainly sweing down

i am confirmed btw --- my job was just offshored, so it's not like I have anything else to do.
posted by nathan_teske at 2:03 PM on April 26, 2004

I vote for 8 pm. I can also give rides.
posted by bonheur at 7:19 PM on April 26, 2004

I should be there.

How are we to identify each other, or is that a stupid question? (You all have MeFi tattoos, right?)
posted by esch at 4:33 PM on April 27, 2004

Well. Good question. Last time, as noted earlier, mrbula wandered around the restaurant, holding up a pancake sign. I'm thinking some sort of flashy sign on the table? Should we all dress in blue and gold?

I'm going to call Black Forest and see if they take reservations. I'm going to say for 15, though I'm sure it will be less than that. Otherwise, we're solid for 8 PM, Black Forest.

Also: on the ride front, I forgot the busses are running, so I can do that since I live out of the way for people to pick me up.
posted by Zosia Blue at 6:48 PM on April 27, 2004

Or: people could post pictures in this thread, and we'd have an idea of what everyone looks like. Hey, it'll be like a yearbook! Keep in touch! Never change! Or, uh, whatever.
posted by Zosia Blue at 6:49 PM on April 27, 2004

Not to derail, especially since I want to go to Black Forest, but wunderground.com is currently predicting highs 55°-60° and maybe rain. . . .
posted by Utilitaritron at 7:17 PM on April 27, 2004

And errr.... I'm bringing a non-mefi friend because if I decide to drink, she can drive.
posted by nathan_teske at 9:52 PM on April 27, 2004

Hmm. I know nothing about Black Forest. I'm thinking we'll want to sit inside, anyway, at this point since it's going to be 50ish degrees on Friday. Is it not possible to sit inside or am I missing something? Also, I believe someone suggesetd the place across the street in case of rain (Avio)?
posted by Zosia Blue at 9:11 AM on April 28, 2004

Are UIDs strictly required? I was planning on bring a friend as well.
posted by esch at 10:39 AM on April 28, 2004

At first I thought that read "IUDs," and I was very confused. But, no, definitely the more the merrier, MeFi member or not.
posted by Zosia Blue at 11:22 AM on April 28, 2004

UIDs and IUDs are both better than DUIs.

(The camera will still be the old one.)
posted by mrbula at 9:54 PM on April 28, 2004

I'm out. Combination of my wife's birthday and Wolves-Nuggets Game 5.

That, and I won't be able to get my IUD fitted until next week some time.
posted by COBRA! at 8:10 AM on April 29, 2004

Can we expect a lot of bleed-off from Wolves Game 5? Enough to justify some schedule-shuffling?
posted by clever sheep at 8:29 AM on April 29, 2004

(just asking--I'll still be there!)
posted by clever sheep at 8:45 AM on April 29, 2004

Hey, I'd like to call and see if I can make some reservations, but just to clarify: is this the Black Forest Inn on 26th St.we're talking about? I know nothing about it, so I want to make sure there's not another Black Forest I'm missing.
posted by Zosia Blue at 2:21 PM on April 29, 2004

Yeah, on the corner of 26th and Nicolet.
posted by Utilitaritron at 3:34 PM on April 29, 2004

Black Forest doesn't take reservations, so we'll just have to take our chances. Anyone who wants to get there a little earlier and stake out a table will be considered Gods and/or Goddesses of the evening. So! Saying that, I'll see everyone tomorrow a little before 8 at Black Forest!
posted by Zosia Blue at 5:40 PM on April 29, 2004

yeah. you got it... 26th and nicollet ... seems like the back deck might work - with a sweater and jeans? if its open. such a nice place when its warm - too bad global warming doesn't seem to be helping us out today. i think i should still be in for a drive-by but there is a rumour possible wolves tix ...
posted by specialk420 at 8:48 AM on April 30, 2004

Hey, do you think anyone would be in a condition to drive to give me a ride home afterwards? I can get there fine, but the buses get all funny and involve lots of transfers later on in the night. I'd be able to do it, of course, but I am a Lazy Human Being, and don't want to make my roommates drive all the way there and back.

(Damn you, car! Come back from the shop!)
posted by Zosia Blue at 11:04 AM on April 30, 2004

Photos. Photos. And more photos.
posted by mrbula at 9:40 PM on May 1, 2004

(If I misidentified any of you, please let me know.)
posted by mrbula at 9:41 PM on May 1, 2004

hey. great photos. nice to meet the early eve mpls mefi peeps. i was disappointed i had to split early.

im not sure where "derek" came from. ... andrew is the name - trouble is the game.
posted by specialk420 at 2:14 PM on May 2, 2004

oh man, I'm all bummed out I didn't end up being able to make it. my one friend in town had a crisis and somehow I coudn't bring myself to tell her I'd rather hang out with some people from the internet that I don't know. you guys look cool, do it again soon?
posted by bonheur at 6:21 PM on May 2, 2004

Name corrected. Sorry about that.
posted by mrbula at 8:22 PM on May 2, 2004

Bonheur – completely understandable. We actually talked about having another one soon instead of waiting another year.
posted by Utilitaritron at 12:34 PM on May 3, 2004

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