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San Jose Planning Thread
June 7, 2009 5:45 PM   RSS feed for this thread Subscribe

We need to pick a date and time between July 17 and July 19 and a location.

For South Bay & Peninsula mefites who want to stay local. I was thinking we could do something Friday night for two reasons, 1) if you're in a partying mood, you can also hit the SF meetup on Saturday and 2) selfishly, I can't make a meetup on Saturday :D

Suggestions welcome, y'all.
posted by jamaro to Mountain View, CA at 5:45 PM (35 comments total)

I'd be up for this. From the talk at the meetup last night, it seemed like some folks thought they'd like to stay closer to home.

I'm gonna be a little selfish and suggest the Tied House in Mountain View (selfish because I can walk there from my house). It's probably about halfway between most Peninsula and South Bay Mefites, and it's easily accessible by VTA & Caltrain. And there are a bunch of coffee houses nearby if we want to go someplace quieter.

Another suggestion would be the Sonoma Chicken Coop in Campbell, which has a separate upstairs room we could see about reserving.
posted by sarahnade at 9:54 AM on June 12, 2009

I'll go. I second the vote for Mountain View. Campbell is nice, but it's a little far for the Peninsula folks.
posted by wuwei at 10:53 AM on June 17, 2009

Tied House sounds like a great idea, I'm all for that.
posted by jamaro at 2:16 PM on June 18, 2009

Tied House works for me, too.
posted by rw at 1:34 PM on June 19, 2009

Updated the location from San Jose to Mountain View.
posted by pb at 10:30 PM on June 23, 2009

Great. Tied House it is!
posted by wuwei at 8:34 AM on June 24, 2009

Thanks PB!

What's a good time for everyone? It's Friday, so after work-ish? Is 6 pm too early (I telecommute, what do I know from "after work"). 7 pm?
posted by jamaro at 12:55 PM on June 24, 2009

7 might be better so that people can have a little extra time if there's traffic? But people can show up whenever, start the drinking earlier if they want. :)
posted by sarahnade at 3:01 PM on June 25, 2009

Umm, is there an age limit? I'm under 21. If not, I am totally in for this!
posted by theiconoclast31 at 6:40 PM on June 26, 2009

Tied House website.

From the website, looks like the place is a restaurant as well. You should be able to enter the restaurant part, no problem! The place isn't open right now, but I'll call later today to make sure.
posted by wuwei at 9:06 AM on June 27, 2009

I emailed them and they said "Yes, we are restaurant all ages are welcome"
posted by wuwei at 11:08 AM on June 27, 2009

Ok ok ok I'm definitely coming, but I don't see any "Attending" button anywhere. Could someone add me, or tell me how to do this?
posted by theiconoclast31 at 8:28 PM on June 29, 2009

theiconoclast31, is there an attend button on this page?
posted by jamaro at 10:35 PM on June 29, 2009

jamaro: Ah, I guess we can't attend two events. I've already rsvp'd to the san francisco meetup, so I won't be listed for this one. But I'll definitely be there.
posted by theiconoclast31 at 8:01 PM on June 30, 2009

posted by jamaro at 9:25 PM on June 30, 2009

I'll be there (I also can't RSVP because I'm going to the SF one).
posted by null terminated at 10:59 PM on June 30, 2009

Hey, I can walk to this one! I'll show up for a bit.
posted by mdaugherty82 at 8:21 AM on July 1, 2009

7 pm is good for me.
posted by wuwei at 11:57 PM on July 1, 2009

Count me in. :)
posted by pmdboi at 1:45 PM on July 7, 2009

I'll be there as well (I've already RSVP'ed for the SF event).
posted by MikeKD at 10:32 PM on July 7, 2009

Count me as one more maybe. I've RSVP'd for the SF event as well.
posted by keds at 3:18 AM on July 12, 2009

I'm thinking about going to this one. Thinking. Hmm.
posted by zsazsa at 5:24 PM on July 16, 2009

I made a reservation at TH under the name "Metafilter" for 7 pm. Doesn't matter to me if we actually use the table but I figured reserving one gives us the option.
posted by jamaro at 6:24 PM on July 16, 2009

Dammit. I, uh, missed my bus to the meetup so I don't think I can make it. See some of you tomorrow in SF.
posted by theiconoclast31 at 6:00 PM on July 17, 2009

Have twice as much fun tonight to even things out. Yes, I'm talking to YOU
posted by theiconoclast31 at 6:01 PM on July 17, 2009

Turns out it's a maybe not. I'm still stuck at work.
posted by keds at 8:07 PM on July 17, 2009

12 people here so far!
posted by zsazsa at 8:23 PM on July 17, 2009

Hey everyone! Thanks for a great evening! My first meetup was nothing to be nervous about, since as it turns out, MeFites are pretty cool people. Thanks again jamaro for organizing.

Honestly, I haven't met many people since moving up here a year ago, and I was super nervous about being social again. But this was super easy and fun, and thanks a lot everyone.
posted by mdaugherty82 at 9:21 PM on July 17, 2009

I am embarrassed and ashamed to say that I missed this because I was looking for "San Jose" on the sidebar. GRR!! I should go through and look for all the 'burbs now. Cupertino, Palo Alto, Milpitas, Fremont, Santa Clara... etc. and see how many I missed.

But we'll see each other at the SF meetup, right?

posted by sambosambo at 11:16 PM on July 17, 2009

What a great evening! Thanks to jamaro for taking the lead. The first batch of photos can be found here. I have a few more to put up once I figure out usernames. Who has the list?
posted by ambrosia at 11:26 PM on July 17, 2009

That was tons of fun. My favorite part was that I could walk there. I thought about getting smashed, but then I remembered I would have to stumble over the train tracks to get back to my apartment and that could lead to disaster.

Also, when null terminated came up and was all, "Hey, are you from the internet?" And without missing a beat the rest of us all said in unison, "Yes!"
posted by sarahnade at 11:41 PM on July 17, 2009

Oh, and I have a decent pic of the receipt on my camera so let me know if I should upload it to flickr publicly or email it to someone or what.
posted by sarahnade at 11:41 PM on July 17, 2009

Hey, that was fun! Thanks so much for not standing me up thus forcing me to relive Jr. Prom :D

Here's the list o' names (why does everyone's handwriting look so similar?), a pic of MikeK and ambrosia's arm, and a very fuzzy pic of the partial tab.
posted by jamaro at 11:50 PM on July 17, 2009

Fun meetup (as usual)! Got my pics here! See some of y'all tomorrow.
posted by zsazsa at 12:29 AM on July 18, 2009

Lovely meeting you all! Thanks so much for putting this together, jamaro. I had a great time.
posted by pmdboi at 10:28 AM on July 18, 2009

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