Seattle bowling meetup May 8, 2005 12:09 PM   Subscribe

We're going bowling! Put on your shoes! Ad-hoc last-minute pre-meet at a bar downtown which will be revealed to prior thread commenters in an email from me. I'd post the locale of the bar, but a MeFite works there and has requested privacy in this matter. Mum's the word.
posted by mwhybark to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:09 PM (30 comments total)

Whoops - Seattle-area MeFites, as imputed by the links. Sorry 'bout that. Too focused on the seekrit.
posted by mwhybark at 12:10 PM on May 8, 2005

Hmm...I posted in that I was coming, where is the new top-secret meeting place?
posted by patrickje at 3:32 PM on May 8, 2005

Again, the lanes are under my (real) name and I'll be there a little before 7. I'll be putting a (really cute) sign up at the front desk saying which lanes we're at. Cheers all.
posted by fatllama at 4:56 PM on May 8, 2005

I don't think my current semi-hangover would mesh well with the rumble of bowling lanes. I'll make it to one of these eventually!
posted by j.edwards at 5:36 PM on May 8, 2005

Going to be leaving in 45 minutes and still haven't gotten the email. Guess I'll just see you guys at the lanes.
posted by matildaben at 5:39 PM on May 8, 2005

P.S. Will be bringing O9scar and Sean (known at the last meetup as "Unknown Hanger-On").
posted by matildaben at 5:47 PM on May 8, 2005

sorry, the pre-meet was at the Virginia Inn, but I was requested to keep it mum. Nonetheless, we had success, and a five-dollar newb was duly sponsored!

i emailed all prior commenters in the two threads at the email addy's listed in-profile on MeFi.

The VI is on future meetup venue possible lists.
posted by mwhybark at 9:39 PM on May 8, 2005

Also, fatllama is cleary a ringer, having bowled well over 100 in the 2 games I was present for. Happily, I captured his pristine form - and victory dance - in a quicktime clip which will duly see the light of day.
posted by mwhybark at 9:41 PM on May 8, 2005

posted by tomharpel at 10:12 PM on May 8, 2005

Well, I'm glad I was shamed into participating. I did pretty well, considering I've never bowled before in my life.
posted by O9scar at 10:13 PM on May 8, 2005

Yee-haw! I've never seen what the shirt looks like when worn! Thanks, Tom!
posted by mwhybark at 10:37 PM on May 8, 2005

in a quicktime clip which will duly see the light of day

posted by fatllama at 11:08 PM on May 8, 2005

I didn't make it out, sorry all.

I will endeavor to show my mad phat l33t skillz at the next event.
posted by spinifex23 at 11:57 PM on May 8, 2005

Photos are great but if we don't know who's who, we can't laugh at them knowingly. MeFites at meetups need MeFi nick-tshirts.
posted by peacay at 12:42 AM on May 9, 2005

DawnSimulator, I tried emailing your hotmail address in your profile, but it bounced.
posted by matildaben at 8:11 AM on May 9, 2005

In summary:
  • As far as I know, nobody bowled over their user number.
  • I didn't get too wet outside waiting until midnight for kindall to show.
  • I'm pretty sure warbaby would have broken 200 had he used the yellow Spongebob bowling ball.
  • I'm committed to working the phrase "Body English" into at least 3 conversations at work today; thanks a lot guys.
Currently batting around a new flickr account to upload the few action shots I took (promise to be discreet with the "notes" feature, DawnSim ;). Otherwise, does anyone have the lowdown on the metafilter picture pool for the flickrless? It was great seeing everyone I knew and meeting people I didn't. Cheers all.
posted by fatllama at 8:54 AM on May 9, 2005

Photos. In due compliance with the Metafilter Anti-Stalking Act of 2004 please let me know if you'd like a picture taken off the set.
posted by fatllama at 9:35 AM on May 9, 2005

It was great to hang with you guys! Special thanks to caitlinb who helped make it happen even tho she doesn't even live in Seattle! :)
posted by tristeza at 10:36 AM on May 9, 2005

*sniff hack snort*
I'm sooo sorry I didn't make it, y'all. This damn cold/bronchitis is still kicking me arse and I just wasn't up to it.
posted by deborah at 11:14 AM on May 9, 2005

The SpongeBob ball scared me.
posted by warbaby at 1:31 PM on May 9, 2005

posted by warbaby at 2:25 PM on May 9, 2005

I think all MeFi meetups should be at a bowling alley.
posted by matildaben at 2:29 PM on May 9, 2005

Sorry I couldn't make it. I developed a bad headache and it didn't seem worth going out into the rain to inflict my pain on others.
posted by kindall at 2:29 PM on May 9, 2005

I think all MeFi meetups should be at a bowling alley.

Maybe. Or maybe we just need to reduce the experience to the essential elements: beer, two-tone shoes, heavy objects and the throwing thereof.
posted by fatllama at 2:36 PM on May 9, 2005

I was that mefite working the bar...thanks to those that showed up to say hi! I was there bowling in spirit, and my spirit bowled a 289.
posted by vito90 at 4:11 PM on May 9, 2005

need White Russians. Any bowling alleys with a full service bar?
posted by warbaby at 7:55 PM on May 9, 2005

There was some liquor behind the bar at the Imperial, but I didn't get a close look at what was available.
posted by matildaben at 8:14 PM on May 9, 2005

OK, warbaby, now the White Russian thing has piqued my interest. Given that I had no qualms about setting out three pints of 7-11 purchased premium ice cream, maybe next time I'll veer into the more renegade territory of bringing drinks. 2:1 vodka: kahlua, light cream to taste? Does that sound right? (My corkage fees are negotiable.)
posted by DawnSimulator at 10:02 PM on May 9, 2005

Oh, my mistake. I didn't go into the bar. What would the Dude have done? WWTDHD? I just saw the beer and went, aw.... no cocktails! Silly me.

I have a portable bar.

And Danius said he had a great time and is looking forward to becoming a member.
posted by warbaby at 10:42 PM on May 9, 2005

Movies from the MetaFilter bowling meetup last weekend. This one has the infamous fatllama victory dance.

My overdue pix here.
posted by mwhybark at 6:38 PM on May 15, 2005

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