UK Meetup Photos September 11, 2004 3:26 PM   Subscribe

Amberglow comes to the UK. Post your pictures and stories here. [One of those clever arrow..arrow things that means more inside]
posted by seanyboy to MetaFilter-Related at 3:26 PM (29 comments total)

Well, he's been to the north, and we have a small number of pictures. And they be here.
posted by seanyboy at 3:27 PM on September 11, 2004

posted by ColdChef at 3:30 PM on September 11, 2004

Is it just me, or does everybody look all nice and "glowy" - in an an amberish sort of way?
posted by taz at 3:39 PM on September 11, 2004

Don't you chaps have any wimminfolk?
posted by iconomy at 4:25 PM on September 11, 2004

nice photos. What pub was it?
posted by SpaceCadet at 4:44 PM on September 11, 2004

I don't know if that's the real Darilo...
posted by dash_slot- at 4:59 PM on September 11, 2004

What about a callout for me? I thought we had SOMETHING SPECIAL
posted by Keyser Soze at 8:25 PM on September 11, 2004

davehat's missus was there earlier on with son, but they left before I had time to whip the camera out. The pub was kro2. Keysor Soze: Yeah, the callouts were pretty rubbish. You may not have been on that piece of paper, but heck (chokes up a bit), you're in my heart.
posted by seanyboy at 11:10 PM on September 11, 2004

seanyboy - no pix of you, duuude?!
posted by taz at 11:34 PM on September 11, 2004

Be more British... but how?
They have pubs at construction sites in the UK?

I kid the limesters because I love 'em.
posted by squirrel at 12:32 AM on September 12, 2004

Well, I was flattered.

Yeah, how come no pics of seanyboy? I really do like seeing meetup pics.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 6:01 AM on September 12, 2004

oohh my first u.k. callout, sweet. callout... does this mean we're in trouble...? hey now, davehat doesn't look old enough to be drinking !
posted by t r a c y at 6:31 AM on September 12, 2004

Nice one seanyboy, we must do it again soon! Any other visitors want to give us an excuse?

Can't really remember much about the conversation, but that 'Addicted to bass' is awesome ; )

Naturally, I arrived at the coach station in time to see my bus leaving. No buses for 2 hours, and work on Sunday lead me to Piccadilly to catch a train, rather than back to kro2, which was my prefered destination. Still, damp and overheated works better in an empty train than a coach and the overall cost was the same as a return on the train.

I'd do it all again without hesitation, because you're worth it!
posted by asok at 7:26 AM on September 12, 2004

(taz) - My God, you're right! Those pictures do have an amberglow.
posted by troutfishing at 9:42 AM on September 12, 2004

I was in Portugal.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 1:53 AM on September 13, 2004

Sorry I had to bail early from the meet. I'd have liked to have stayed out 'til the floor started moving of its own accord, but I had to spend yet another evening doing DIY. I learned something new though, try not to cut the edges around a skirting board when you've had a few beers. It just means you have to do it again the next day.

I had a great day out with amberglow and was pleasantly suprised by the number of Northern MeFites at the meet up and how nice you all were. I'd never done anything like this before and, well, you just never know do you :). I rekon we should meet up again, perhaps in Leeds, Sheffield or Halifax, if anyones up for another. Next time, I'll stay the distance (well, 'til the last train at least).

As for amberglow, what a charming chap. I'm not sure that I actually managed to present Manchester to him in its greatest light. He seemed more impressed with Zara than the Urbis centre. Then again, the Urbis was a bit crap, as only UK millenium funded projects can be, whereas Zara's pretty inexpensive and sells nice stuff.

Hannah and Tommy had a great time too. They would have stayed out longer, but Tommy was getting a little cranky as he skipped both his daytime naps, due to the excitement of the occasion.

t r a c y: I'm still carded every once in a while and I've been legal to drink in the UK for over a decade. It used to embarrass me, but nowadays it embarrasses the bartender.

taz, troutfishing: The glow's due to the heat lamps they have at the bar. Its usually far too cold to drink outside in Manchester after September, but with these lamps, they can keep outside open 'til winter.
posted by davehat at 3:17 AM on September 13, 2004

davehat - you mean, it wasn't the radiance of amberglow's inimitable spirit that somehow imprinted itself on and shaded the camera image ?
posted by troutfishing at 5:58 AM on September 13, 2004

The effects of amberglow's inimitable spirit and heat lamps are really quite similar.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 6:03 AM on September 13, 2004

EB - You mean amberglow is thermoluminescent !.....

Quick, get the man to a lab ! He's like a human firefly, but better - he may just be our solution to that whole "Peak Oil" problem !
posted by troutfishing at 6:25 AM on September 13, 2004

Yeah but is he exo or endothermic?

He could be the end of us all!
posted by Dagobert at 7:09 AM on September 13, 2004

Nah - we can control him with massively powerful electromagnetic fields.
posted by troutfishing at 10:13 AM on September 13, 2004

Having just spent the day with the bugger, I'd say he was exo-thermic: shame that's no use on the pool table, eh, amber? Heheheeh!

[Didn't help with those dastardly quiz questions either, eh?]

More evidence to follow - I'll just say that amberglow is gonna play our pub quiz by email next week - right, amber?
posted by dash_slot- at 5:06 PM on September 13, 2004

hi all! got back last night--had an incredible time! Thanks all for the meetups and big thanks to davehat, dash_slot, i_cola, and plep : >

Oh, everyone: send plep an email confirming how much we all love him! (and he's going to do a london meetup soon--at the vibe on brick lane, so go).

Apologies to all i didn't get to meetup time!
posted by amberglow at 5:49 AM on September 16, 2004

oh, i photgraph just as badly overseas as i do here--boo

where are the oxford pics, and adrian's video?

dash, of course i would forget that guy, when it was all about Dick Dastardly ; >
posted by amberglow at 5:55 AM on September 16, 2004

welcome back...! as it were, heh. :-)

yah, where are the rest of the photos...? oh, and keep posting them to the metafilter flickr group. it would be great if everyone used it for the meet up photos, so there'd be one central repository.
posted by t r a c y at 9:56 AM on September 16, 2004

it was really great : >

and i forgot to mention adrianhon's secret plan for world domination/mind control/cash and prizes!!!
posted by amberglow at 1:41 PM on September 16, 2004

amberglow et al - I'll do the pix asap - been somewhat busy w/ jobs & applications... Do I have to join Flikr? Hope it's userfriendly!

Gonna win that quiz this week, dood! I'm still cringing that all the museums were closed on Mondays! But thanks again for the lovely lunch at Browns, you're a star (",)

PS: adrianhon will rule the world (one day...!)
posted by dash_slot- at 4:40 PM on September 17, 2004

dash - yah you would have to join flickr to add your pics to the mefi group... after you register, upload your pics, then join the mefi group. you will see little icons to the left of each of your photos' main pages... for each photo you want to share click on the "send to group" icon, and then choose the mefi group to send it to. each photo you send to mefi will show in the mefi photo pool.
posted by t r a c y at 9:13 AM on September 19, 2004

crop me out if i look bad, dash : >
posted by amberglow at 5:34 PM on September 19, 2004

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