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Columbus Planning Thread
May 6, 2009 5:50 AM   RSS feed for this thread Subscribe

We need to pick a date and time between July 17 & 19, as well as a location.

What up! The last Columbus meetup was a lot of fun, though it was sort of a long time ago now. I'm hoping there will be enough interest to turn this into an event of sorts. So get out the word to all the Columbus Mefites you know, and let's see what we can do.

I'm quite partial to the Surly Girl, but definitely open to suggestions!
posted by lohmannn to Columbus, OH at 5:50 AM (25 comments total)

I love Surly Girl, and it's got that big room in the back with a jukebox full of Aretha Franklin and James Brown. Yes.

I'm voting for the 18th (HOORAY SATURDAY) but I'll probably attend no matter what. Even if it's just me and lohmannn crying softly and feeling unpopular in the back of Surly Girl.
posted by Juliet Banana at 12:37 PM on May 6, 2009

I'm not yet sure if I'll be in Columbus or Cleveland for the summer, if the former I'm definitely in! Just to throw that out there.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 6:01 AM on May 7, 2009

+1 vote for the Surly Girl! I'm planning to be there, and either Friday or Saturday would work for me.
posted by thejanna at 6:32 AM on May 7, 2009

either day works for me I think...
posted by zennoshinjou at 6:40 AM on May 7, 2009

Oh, and White Castle is walking distace from Surly Girl, by the way. Yes, I'm planning to get that drunk.
posted by Juliet Banana at 11:20 AM on May 7, 2009

Cool, glad they'll be a few people at least. Hopefully most everyone can arrange some sort of ride or DD. I will be bringing at least a few people in tow; fans of MeFi that haven't actually purchased an account yet (working on that). I like to go big or go home, so you should all try to bring some people out too!
posted by lohmannn at 1:01 PM on May 7, 2009

For reference: the Columbus meetup.
posted by lohmannn at 1:02 PM on May 7, 2009

It's a bit early for it now, but a week or two before the meetup, are you cool with calling Surly Girl and reserving the back room, lohmannn? Surly's not a very formal, reservations-making sort of place, but I'm sure they'd appreciate a heads-up that we're totally going to storm in there and kick out everyone who didn't ride a recumbent bicycle there.

I want to make cupcakes so badly. Wondering what combos of food dye you'd have to utilize to get the right shades of green, blue, and grey frosting.
posted by Juliet Banana at 9:18 AM on May 8, 2009

Certainly, I'll do that.
posted by lohmannn at 12:03 PM on May 8, 2009

I'll try to be there!
posted by crosten at 12:42 PM on May 9, 2009

Sounds like a good time - I will be there.
posted by Wong Fei-hung at 12:02 PM on May 11, 2009

Is this happening on the 18th btw?
posted by Wong Fei-hung at 12:06 PM on May 11, 2009

Yeah, can we set a date so that we can join the league of super cool cities who've moved from "planning" to "scheduled"? It sounds like everyone is cool with either Friday or Saturday at this point. Any objections to the 18th?
posted by Juliet Banana at 12:09 PM on May 11, 2009

July 18th works for me, I'll lock it in.
posted by lohmannn at 5:23 PM on May 11, 2009

FYI reserving the back room at the Surly Girl costs money (I was considering it for my rehearsal dinner) so rather than reserving, we might want to just chip in for the smaller cost of having service to the back room and see if they will save us a table.
posted by thejanna at 4:40 PM on May 13, 2009

I'll see if I can make it. Columbus is a bit of a drive.
posted by jscalzi at 6:55 PM on May 13, 2009

We can probably just overrun the backroom. If anyone not associated with us is sitting back there, they'll soon be so confused by the in-jokes and geek-aura that they'll nervously inch out.
posted by Juliet Banana at 7:28 AM on May 14, 2009

Just a quick reminder that this is coming up! Hope to see you all there.
posted by lohmannn at 11:34 AM on June 24, 2009

If we can get two more members attending (total: 10), we bump our allowance from $50 to $100.
posted by lohmannn at 6:22 AM on July 15, 2009

Will do my best to be there although it will likely be closer to 8pm. Just throw the secret mefi gang sign to everyone who walks in the back room so I'll know who is who.
posted by well_balanced at 9:45 AM on July 16, 2009

Looks like I might be running closer to 8:00 as well. But Lohmannn knows me, so I'll just look for him...
posted by thejanna at 11:43 AM on July 16, 2009

Hey, if you're in Columbus and you're not here...SHAME! SHAME!!
posted by Maximian at 6:02 PM on July 18, 2009

Hi! I, uh...didn't come after all. Hope you had fun!
posted by Kwine at 8:08 AM on July 19, 2009

Well, it was great meeting y'all who did show up. Lohmann was a great host. A good time was had by all.

I'm sure there'll be another Klumbus meetup in the not-too-distant future.
posted by Maximian at 9:39 PM on July 19, 2009

Thank you everyone who came out! Good times.
posted by lohmannn at 12:26 PM on July 20, 2009

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