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Lexington Planning Thread
May 5, 2009 7:51 PM   RSS feed for this thread Subscribe

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

Go Lexington!
posted by hecho de la basura to Lexington, KY at 7:51 PM (14 comments total)

These are supposed to be all sociable and stuff, aren't they? So I guess the cemetery is right out, then. McConnell Springs, too, I suppose? Bah.

Looks like the Mile's only running quarterhorses then. And Keeneland would be on simulcast, of course. The Co-Op wouldn't really be suitable, either. So what does that leave?
posted by dilettante at 2:05 PM on May 6, 2009

Of course there's Marikka's, too.
posted by dilettante at 6:06 PM on May 6, 2009

Southland Bowling? I like Marikka's, though, too.
posted by hecho de la basura at 8:15 PM on May 6, 2009

I go to U of K, spend the school year in Lexington, and had no idea there were other MeFites out here. Unfortunately, I'll be back home in DC over the summer, but we should have another meetup around August.
posted by phrontist at 3:49 PM on May 7, 2009

Southland Lanes sounds good. Unfortunately, I won't be able to say anything stronger than maybe until right up to the date.

Phrontist, I know there are more mefites in this area just from my profile and from some past Ask questions, but they may not be very active.
posted by dilettante at 11:30 AM on May 9, 2009

I'm up for Southland Bowling. If we go on a Saturday, and we stay late, we can get in on the cosmic bowling. If this turns out to be fun, we can stage the next meet-up to coincide with Lebowskifest in L'ville.

Then someone can FPP it, and Metafilter can collapse under the weight of so many cliches brought to life in one place.
posted by eclectist at 12:41 PM on May 13, 2009

I don't have any particular vote on the venue, but as far as I know right now, I would be available any day in that time period. (I guess I'd have a slight preference for the 17th or the 19th, given the choice.)
posted by tdismukes at 7:35 AM on May 14, 2009

So Southland Bowling is firming up! Great!
Now on to firming up the date. Like tdismukes, I might have a slight preference for the 17th. But I'm good for any of those dates, really.

If it makes a difference, I went to Southland Bowling on a Tuesday night, stayed 'til 10 and experienced cosmic bowling, so I don't think it's limited to Saturdays? This was last week--my very first time bowling ever, so I'm no expert!
posted by hecho de la basura at 8:58 AM on May 14, 2009

I've never been to Southland Bowling, but I live fairly close by and I've been curious about the cosmic bowling, so that would be fine by me.
posted by tdismukes at 7:06 PM on May 14, 2009

So I set the time for 8 p.m. but just as a placeholder. If we want to meet earlier/later it's fine.
Also, yay! The ball sign has been fixed! He he...
posted by hecho de la basura at 11:59 AM on June 2, 2009

Hello, Lexington Mefites! I live in Covington, and even though I'm going to NOLA for the 10 year party, please keep me in the loop if you ever decide to do another meetup or eclectist's Lebowskifest idea.
posted by tizzie at 7:50 AM on July 1, 2009

So, how do we work the logistics of actually meeting on Friday? Should we wear something to identify ourselves? Does someone need to reserve a lane? Is there a convenient place in Southland Bowling where we should gather? (I've never been inside.)
posted by tdismukes at 7:50 AM on July 14, 2009

Note from hecho de la basura:

"southland, as far as i can remember, has a large/generous entryway + space in front of the desk + arcade/shop, all before going into the area before going into the lanes. it's weird how gigantic bowling alleys are. i am unfamiliar with how the lane reserving goes but it seems like, unless there is a run on bowling friday, the first person there should be able to get a lane?


i am going to print a sign with "metafilter" on it to carry for maximum recognizability. i am also going to print myself a snarky/mefi related tee shirt, as i am too cheap to buy one. i have dark red hair and my guest has a relatively large dark beard/no hair. i will try to be there before 8 so i can stand in the lobby wearing my sign.
posted by tdismukes at 2:55 AM on July 17, 2009

also, memail me if you would like to exchange cell numbers.
posted by hecho de la basura at 5:45 AM on July 17, 2009

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