Copenhagen Meetup November 9, 2004 6:38 AM   Subscribe

Julefrokost MeFi Meetup. I'm throwing a party the 11th December, would any Copenhagen mefiosos like to join us?
posted by dabitch to MetaFilter-Related at 6:38 AM (15 comments total)

..I figured hey, best way to get a Copenhagen meetup going is just to set a date and place. But I'm quite open for any other places and times!
posted by dabitch at 6:39 AM on November 9, 2004

*checks calendar*

posted by soundofsuburbia at 7:48 AM on November 9, 2004

stassars. Too close to Lucia? :(
posted by dabitch at 8:29 AM on November 9, 2004

dabitch, I'm trying to find a good english translation of Julefrokost - google turns up a lot of Danish pages, but neither they nor our friends at worldlingo & babelfish trade in danish.

Any pointers? [to danish translations, and to english pages on Julefrokost] (",)
posted by dash_slot- at 9:10 AM on November 9, 2004

It's to do with christmas, right? Your link gives it away!
posted by dash_slot- at 9:14 AM on November 9, 2004

Bingo! The tradition of getting absolutely hammered with your colleagues at work a day in December, and with your friends on the weekends is a julefrokost.
posted by dabitch at 9:29 AM on November 9, 2004

What a wonderful tradition. Although making it a national holiday would go against the premise of it, wouldn't it? :)
posted by dazed_one at 10:56 AM on November 9, 2004

dabitch, I'll be there in spirit...

posted by widdershins at 12:49 PM on November 9, 2004

tip a tuborg in my direction . . . (don't worry, it's a blue state)
posted by _sirmissalot_ at 6:30 PM on November 9, 2004

"mefiosos" has been ruled stylistically superior to "mefites," by no less an authority than me.
posted by mwhybark at 6:36 PM on November 9, 2004

Here's an interesting short article from the Copenhagen Post about the traditional foods of julefrokost, concluding with this nice sentence: " In the myriad of this food and drink, of course, there is fellowship, which in Danish may be translated in part as hygge--the spirit of togetherness and good cheer against the harshness of dead time of the year and the more banal realties of Christmas in the modern world. "

I can appreciate that sentiment. I can't be there, but I'll be beaming a little Greek kefi your way on the day, dabitch.
posted by taz at 10:54 PM on November 9, 2004

I'll tip tuborgs and beam general drunkness in everyones direction, happy that you're there in spirit with kefi. :) Since it's so close to Lucia, I'll be making lussekatter. I guess we can try a scandi-meetup again in the summer. :)
posted by dabitch at 7:36 AM on November 10, 2004

thanks mwhybark , I always thought we were a bunch of gangsters.
posted by dabitch at 3:41 PM on November 10, 2004

Hey, cool!

If I'm not on Fanø, I'll most happily join the binge drinking, thank you very much.
posted by AwkwardPause at 4:38 PM on November 10, 2004

Great! I'll be the redhead opening the door. I hope you like loud music!
posted by dabitch at 2:55 PM on November 11, 2004

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