New Jersey Meetup August 23, 2004 11:57 AM   Subscribe

Since Metafilter meetups seem to be all the rage these days--is anyone interested in a New Jersey-area meetup?
posted by Prospero to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:57 AM (23 comments total)

One possibility is this weekend (the evening of August 28, or afternoon/evening of August 29) at the Triumph Brewery, in Princeton--they brew six varieties of beer on site, and they’re all tasty. NYC-area MeFites might even find that it’s worthwhile to leave their precious home for a few hours.

Different venues or times might be more convenient for others, though.
posted by Prospero at 11:58 AM on August 23, 2004

Oops--make that August 27 or 28: misread my calendar.
posted by Prospero at 12:01 PM on August 23, 2004

I'm out of town that day but that's almost a Philly-area meetup, which I don't think's happened yet. Have fun!
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 1:06 PM on August 23, 2004

I'd be curious to witness the NJ mefi contingent. The garden-staters are a curious breed, usually tossed between the NY and PA meet-ups. Prospero, Princeton is at least 1 hour away, as i'd be driving from the Newark area. I'd be willing to make the effort on Saturday if we get a small group together. Any one else down?
posted by naxosaxur at 7:23 PM on August 23, 2004

Down. Like popcorn.

[and driving from maplehood, 07040, beeyootch]
posted by adampsyche at 8:38 PM on August 23, 2004

Anyone care to nail down a day? I can prolly do either.
posted by adampsyche at 9:43 AM on August 24, 2004

Saturday would be best for me.

If this Saturday (8/28) can't garner a sufficiently large turnout to merit people getting on the road, we could postpone the meetup to a later Saturday. I could probably make 9/4, but after that I'm booked until 9/25.
posted by Prospero at 10:07 AM on August 24, 2004

Either night works for me, because I just remembered that I have early summer hours on Friday (I work in New York), which would leave enough time to commute to NJ and drive to Princeton.

So, adampsyche prefers Friday. I am impartial, and Prospero wants Saturday. It's a complete draw. Please don't make me decide which day! But is it just us three? Is that worth the effort then?

Hello, tri-state pussies! Where you at? I'd be willing to pick-up/drop-off any intrepid travelers at Newark-area train stations if anyone wants to take a journey from the boroughs towards the farmlands?...

I say if we don't get anymore heads together by the end of the week, maybe we should just accept defeat and jump onto the next NYC meet-up?
posted by naxosaxur at 10:55 AM on August 24, 2004

I'm ok with either day, really.
posted by adampsyche at 11:18 AM on August 24, 2004

Son of a...this would come up right after I went back up to MA for school. Sorry, guys.
posted by teferi at 9:06 PM on August 24, 2004

Bah! If you delayed this for a week I could almost certainly make it, but I won't be back on campus for another week or so.

Just my luck that the only Princeton MeFi meetup would be when I'm not there.
posted by oaf at 6:00 AM on August 25, 2004

Also, Princeton Record Exchange is right around the corner on the same block, you might not want to miss that if you are musically inclined and in the neighborhood. (That just sounds like such a blatent commercial, sorry, but it is a good music store - if you disagree don't buy anything, and ignore any of my future recommendations ...)
posted by milovoo at 11:05 AM on August 25, 2004

BAH!...this does not portend well for a NJ meet-up, these auspicious signs!
posted by naxosaxur at 12:09 PM on August 25, 2004

Well, if we can't round up enough people, then it's probably best to postpone until some unspecified but more fortuitous time. Let's say we'll count heads on Thursday at noon.
posted by Prospero at 12:42 PM on August 25, 2004

I and my chomping-at-the-bit-for-mathowie-to-allow-new-logins fiancee might make it. I dunno how far Princeton is from here (never been there), because I just moved.
posted by willpie at 3:13 PM on August 25, 2004

I could probably go, but not on a Thursday. Probably ever.
posted by bingo at 4:57 PM on August 25, 2004

Yeah, worknights are tough...
posted by Karmakaze at 6:23 AM on August 26, 2004

bingo & karmakaze, i think you're confusing this thread with tonight's (Thursday, August 26) NYC meetup. The NJ gathering isn't until the weekend...
posted by naxosaxur at 9:04 AM on August 26, 2004

I don't know if anyone's still reading this thread, but it turns out that I myself have an engagement that's cropped up that'll take me out of town for the weekend, which is going to prohibit a meetup for me. *sigh*
posted by Prospero at 9:36 AM on August 26, 2004

Okay, I'll speak for everyone else and officially cancel the NJ meetup. It's not going to happen...unless anyone here wants to make the effort? If not, I hope you all have a good weekend...
posted by naxosaxur at 1:40 PM on August 26, 2004

Let's make a date a few weeks out. No?
posted by adampsyche at 5:31 PM on August 26, 2004

Yes, I'm certainly down for a reschedule. Let's have it in Newark next time!
posted by naxosaxur at 5:42 PM on August 26, 2004

Sorry I missed this. I'm fond of Princeton but it's a bit of a haul for an evening. I'll do my best, though. I'm going to be away until after Labor Day, but I'd love to meet up after that.
posted by Songdog at 5:59 PM on August 26, 2004

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