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Durham Planning Thread
May 23, 2009 7:53 PM   RSS feed for this thread Subscribe

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

At the meetup tonight we proposed that the Triangle meetup be in Durham in order to be more or less centrally located (and because Durham is awesome (and because most of the Chapel Hill/Carrborians will be out of town)). I offered to kick off this thread and at least start the organizational process.

So, any suggestions for Durham locations, or alternative city suggestions (or anybody better at organizing things that I am who'd like to take over)?
posted by hydropsyche to Durham, NC at 7:53 PM (52 comments total)

I mentioned before that I really can't take on an organizational role, unfortch. But I am SO in. SO in!!! I'd be cool with either the 17th or the 18th, since the 19th is a school night.

As to a I'll have to think.
posted by Stewriffic at 8:02 PM on May 23, 2009

I suggest City Beverage!

(Because I like City Beverage.)
posted by pinky at 8:18 PM on May 23, 2009

Oooh, City Beverage is a good idea. Nice and low-key, easy to get to from both Raleigh and CH/Carrboro.
posted by Stewriffic at 8:24 PM on May 23, 2009

So glad to see this thread started. I'm really looking forward to meeting my fellow Triangle MeFites. I'm willing to go just about anywhere, at just about any time. As long as I've got plenty of warning to block off my schedule and arrange child care. Yay!
posted by Rock Steady at 9:06 PM on May 23, 2009

I will try super hard to come by! I work on the weekends but I assume this party will still be going on around 10 if it's Saturday?
posted by leesh at 6:05 AM on May 24, 2009

I'm in - anywhere is fine and let me know if I can do anything to help, hydropsyche.
posted by clerestory at 9:08 AM on May 24, 2009

Count me in, as well. I look forward to meeting other mefi'ers in the area. I mean, I've been to a goon meet can't possibly be as bad as that. Also, it seems to me that there are strangely few people that have posted, considering the general "wiredness" of the Triangle and RTP. The longer I live here the more it strikes me that there is always something interesting going on, but no one knows about it.
posted by PostOfficeBuddy at 9:42 AM on May 24, 2009

I forgot to mention a few things. I am willing to help out with supplies or if someone really needs a ride, etc. Also, I would recommend doing this on a Friday night as opposed to Saturday. That way, if it turns into a horrible spectacular failure, we all still have an extra night to redeem our weekend.
posted by PostOfficeBuddy at 9:45 AM on May 24, 2009

So it turns out I can't be there if it's on Saturday. And of the people who've responded, it sounds like Friday is good? So I propose that we do it on Friday the 17th.

Also, I agree with the point that South Durham is more convenient for folks coming from Raleigh than Durham proper would be. I've heard good things about City Beverage. Anybody have a problem with them, or a suggestions of somewhere else in South Durham that they think would work. (Unless it's the Apple Store or REI I probably haven't been there.)
posted by hydropsyche at 12:07 PM on May 24, 2009

I'm in. I'll be out of town until June 9th, but after that I'd be happy to help you out with anything I can do.
posted by Pater Aletheias at 12:43 PM on May 24, 2009

Friday works for me!
posted by leesh at 4:57 PM on May 24, 2009

Okay, I'm going to declare the meetup scheduled for Friday July 17 at City Beverage in Durham. Anybody have any strong feelings about time? I'm thinking earlyish, since several people have small kids. Maybe 7?
posted by hydropsyche at 8:01 AM on May 25, 2009

Oh, hydropsyche, you are such a fabulous person. I'm putting this on my calendar NOW.
posted by Stewriffic at 9:35 AM on May 25, 2009

7 sounds good! Hopefully it will be pre-Friday night crowd.
posted by pinky at 11:59 AM on May 25, 2009

Friday at 7pm is fine for me as well.
posted by clerestory at 9:10 AM on May 27, 2009

Two just-relocated NYC MeFites here (self and spouse). At least one of us should be able to make it (since spouse travels for work a lot). I'm really looking forward to meeting some like-minded folks, and would love to help out, if it's not too late.
posted by GrammarMoses at 12:50 PM on June 9, 2009

If you guys need me to do/bring anything, or if anyone from the CH/Carrboro side needs a ride, please let me know.
posted by thivaia at 7:20 AM on June 12, 2009

Thanks for the offers of help. With the crowd size we have, it seems like minimal additional work is necessary. As long as people show up, and somebody brings a camera, and pens and paper for shoutouts, we're good.

Anybody up to making (or purchasing) a blue birthday cake?
posted by hydropsyche at 12:11 PM on June 12, 2009

I may now be out of town this weekend for my future sister-in-law's bridal shower (believe me, the relatives would be pissed if I missed that for "some internet thing"--but I'm not sure which weekend it is). If not, I would be happy to make Metafilter-blue cupcakes or a cake.
posted by leesh at 6:07 PM on June 12, 2009

Boo, I can't come now. Take lots of pictures please!
posted by leesh at 7:23 PM on June 16, 2009

I'm in, I thought I might be attending a different meetup, but now it looks like I will be around. I think I need a t-shirt just to be an extra-special big dork.
posted by msali at 2:39 PM on June 26, 2009

Yay msali!
posted by Stewriffic at 5:55 AM on July 1, 2009

I'm heading to see Paul Taylor at ADF that night but I'm planning to stop by on the way in. See you there!
posted by mediareport at 5:50 AM on July 14, 2009

Wait wait wait wait WAIT! I just realized, our meetup is Friday, not SATURDAY. I will still be at the beach with the family on Friday!
Anyone wanna do an ad hoc meetup on Saturday night?
I am so bummed right now.
posted by msali at 3:14 PM on July 15, 2009

Oh no. I'm sorry. I was the one who decided on Friday, because I have to go to a birthday party in Charlotte on Saturday and I got roped into organizing.

Y'all should totally have another meet-up on Saturday. Or just stay at City Beverage until they kick you out Sunday morning.

Also, does anybody have any specific request for the blue cake? Because otherwise I'm getting the cheesiest blue thing I can at Krogers.
posted by hydropsyche at 5:16 PM on July 15, 2009

Going to try to come. Can't do Saturday at all so I'm happy it ended up on Friday when I have a chance at it.
posted by steveburnett at 10:18 PM on July 16, 2009

That was so much fun. It was so much fun to meet so many more MeFites. Thanks to everybody for coming and pinky for suggesting City Beverage.
posted by hydropsyche at 8:00 PM on July 17, 2009

Good times!
posted by Stewriffic at 8:02 PM on July 17, 2009

oh poo. anybody still there? worth coming out?
posted by tarheelcoxn at 8:10 PM on July 17, 2009

Last ones just left. Sorry you missed it!
posted by Pater Aletheias at 8:12 PM on July 17, 2009

Looks like several people could have done Saturday. Anybody up for Saturday still? I'm really annoyed with myself that I managed to miss this, but fortunately tomorrow is free for me.

*mefimails people*
posted by tarheelcoxn at 8:15 PM on July 17, 2009

That was a lot of fun. Thanks everybody! It's nice that you atheists will let a preacher crash the party.
posted by Pater Aletheias at 8:20 PM on July 17, 2009

Sorry I missed the NC meetup as a very recent transplant to NYC. Love you guys! Can't wait for pictures.
posted by greta simone at 8:39 PM on July 17, 2009

I'm sorry I kept saying "fuck" in front of you, Pater Aletheias :-)

nice to meet everyone, I enjoyed my first meetup a lot!
posted by pinky at 8:48 PM on July 17, 2009

Photos, thanks to Pinky.
posted by Stewriffic at 9:35 PM on July 17, 2009

I'm sorry I kept saying "fuck" in front of you, Pater Aletheias :-)

Yeah, I don't even know what that word means. I've never seen it or heard it anywhere before.
posted by Pater Aletheias at 9:44 PM on July 17, 2009

So... umm... I'm in Carrboro, and would prefer something bike-able, but I can grab a car and get out to City Beverage if the consensus is that that's still good for a Saturday night meetup. I propose 9pm. Any Carrboro/CH types have a preference? Raleigh folk?
posted by tarheelcoxn at 10:02 PM on July 17, 2009

This is me pitching the beer garden behind Southern Rail as the location. 9pm. Goog map.
posted by tarheelcoxn at 10:51 PM on July 17, 2009

I wouldn't do City Beverage again tonight. I'd do Southern Rail and memail a bunch of people... I may or may not be able to make it out. I'll try, though!
posted by Stewriffic at 5:26 AM on July 18, 2009

I could come to Southern Rail tonight at 9pm if anyone's up for it.
posted by clerestory at 10:53 AM on July 18, 2009

I'd do Southern Rail and memail a bunch of people... I may or may not be able to make it out. I'll try, though!

Thanks Stewriffic! I'll see if I can get some other folks, too. I'm totally going to nerd out and wear my new mefi shirt, too. Wooo!
posted by tarheelcoxn at 11:40 AM on July 18, 2009

I am sorry to say that I will not be able to make it tonight, but have fun everyone. See you next time around.
posted by thivaia at 4:42 PM on July 18, 2009

yes - I'm worn out. Me and the kid are going to bed :-)
posted by pinky at 6:01 PM on July 18, 2009

We're here! There's beer! Come join us or I'll sneer at your fear of a good time in Carrboro!
posted by tarheelcoxn at 6:35 PM on July 18, 2009

pics of all 2 of us who actually have metafilter usernames.
posted by tarheelcoxn at 9:48 PM on July 18, 2009

aw - I've been shouted out. Thank you :-)
posted by pinky at 10:16 PM on July 18, 2009

I've never been shouted out before. Thanks!
posted by hydropsyche at 10:12 AM on July 19, 2009

Just added my pics.
posted by Pater Aletheias at 4:34 PM on July 20, 2009

I seem to have been a camera hog there, PaterA.
posted by Stewriffic at 6:03 PM on July 20, 2009

Okay, so I just got paypalled a bunch of money to cover the bar tab. But I didn't cover the bar tab, because I somehow missed that aspect of organizing. The obvious solution is that we have to have another meetup so that I can buy you all various liquids.
posted by hydropsyche at 8:07 AM on July 21, 2009

Woo hoo! Meetup bonanza!
posted by Stewriffic at 8:11 AM on July 21, 2009

I'm in! Mefi Meetup 10.1.1
posted by Pater Aletheias at 12:02 PM on July 21, 2009

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