Re: DC Meet-up

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I suspect someone will have better suggestions for somewhere near Metro with good outdoor space, but the two I can think of are Hank's Oyster Bar and Fox and Hound (which is a straight dive, NTTAWWT). Firefly doesn't have outdoor space but probably has better drinks.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 09- 7-14 12:47 PM
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Weather looks awfully good for Wednesday, so outside might be pretty nice.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 09- 7-14 12:52 PM
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I might come. I've been in bed for a few days; it depends how I'm feeling Wednesday afternoon. So keep the thread updated, please!


Posted by: E. Messily | Link to this comment | 09- 7-14 4:04 PM
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EM, I'll see if I can't get you some fresh hucks.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 09- 7-14 5:11 PM
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Woo hoo!


Posted by: E. Messily | Link to this comment | 09- 7-14 5:58 PM
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I'll try to make it. Chances are good I'll be able to.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 09- 8-14 7:25 AM
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I wish. Wrong season for me to have weekday meet-ups.


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 09- 8-14 4:54 PM
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I'm swamped with work, but will try to come anyway. I think Kramerbooks, Circa and La Tomate all have outdoor seating, and the food is fine though maybe not spectacular. Other people might have better recommendations...


Posted by: torrey pine | Link to this comment | 09- 8-14 5:49 PM
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I'm possibly in. I'll "help" by mentioning Tabard Inn's outdoor seating. Resto rather than bar, good food, pricey. Don't know how much crowd to expect on Wednesday.


Posted by: lw | Link to this comment | 09- 9-14 3:56 AM
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9: Have you been since the management disaster/upheaval? It is a very nice space, though. If it hasn't gone downhill, Tabard Inn works for me. If not, I vote Circa (good call, torrey pine). Sounds like we'll be five or six. I doubt we'll need reservations on a Wednesday.

3/6/8: Hope you can make it.
7: Sorry to miss you. Hope you're alluding to kid sports rather than end-of-fiscal year busyness.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 09- 9-14 1:47 PM
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Tabard certainly works for me. I've never been to any of the other choices, and will follow the consensus.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 09- 9-14 3:47 PM
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I haven't been to Tabard in a few years, no. I see that a long-time cook quit in March. No idea about weeknight happy hour in DuPont, the only places I know for weeknights are in cleveland park-- bardeo for inside, cruddy sports bar with a nice rooftop patio a few doors north. So, nothing useful to say, sorry.


Posted by: lw | Link to this comment | 09- 9-14 5:00 PM
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EM: bring a baggie!


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 09- 9-14 5:02 PM
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(Everyone else as well, obsly.)


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 09- 9-14 5:03 PM
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It sounds like Tabard Inn is the consensus choice, then...?


Posted by: torrey pine | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 7:15 AM
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OK, still not sure if I can make it, but: Though Circa looks nice, outdoor space seems tiny for a beautiful afternoon at that corner. I am inclined to call Tabard Inn to reserve a table for 6 at 6 under Dikembe, just for insurance.

It's possible that their nice building is now run in an much less pleasant way. I'm reserving for insurance in a neighborhood I don;t know too well at happy hour rather than as a definite vote. that is, I'm happy to cancel if there's any better idea.


Posted by: lw | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 10:45 AM
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Sounds fine to me. Thanks for offering to make the reservation. Do come; we're quite nice. I'm normally easygoing about stuff like this; something about big groups just makes me extra-anxious that we end up somewhere OK. We'll be fine.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 12:40 PM
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I am not going to make it. I'm very disappointed, but I just don't have 3 hours of driving in me this evening. Next time there's a weekend meetup I'm absolutely down though.

Everyone post lots of appreciative comments about huckleberries.


Posted by: E. Messily | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 1:38 PM
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I'll be there, but probably 15 minutes late.


Posted by: torrey pine | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 2:20 PM
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So sorry, EM. Catch you on the other side, I guess.

I'm ensconced in my room at the Tabard. Is there anything I should be doing? (Other than taking off my long sleeve shirt!)


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 2:23 PM
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Sorry to miss you, EM. I should be there between 6 and 6:10.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 2:38 PM
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Grab a patio table, dikembe's res is for a table but patio is fcfs. I'm on metro, there by 6:15


Posted by: Lw | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 2:45 PM
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Outdoor table secured.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 2:54 PM
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(It's not crowded, and this is the only one they'd set for 6)


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 2:56 PM
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Great live blogging! Who's there?


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 3:03 PM
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Wooo livebloggig.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 3:05 PM
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Was the reservation really in Mutombo's name?


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 3:07 PM
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Sorry, here we go: how is essear pronounced?


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 3:21 PM
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I always figured it was S.E.R.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 3:23 PM
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S.A.R. here.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 3:28 PM
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It's not a very good pseud and I don't really know. I guess the descriptivist answer is that at meetups and whatnot people seem to default to "ess-sear", more or less (that is, the name of the letter 's' followed by the word 'sear').


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 3:32 PM
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27: yes it was.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 3:32 PM
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32: hooray!


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 3:33 PM
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Though I did at some point entertain the idea of going with 30 and claiming that it was the verb for "to try" in one of the more obscure Romance languages.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 3:36 PM
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Great glad to have that settled.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 3:36 PM
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Still warming up for knife fighting.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 3:38 PM
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I'm here with 4 scientists. There's a death ray thing apparently.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 3:39 PM
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Huh, I'd guessed S.R.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 3:41 PM
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In my head canon it's pronounced as if you're a person who writes essays. (Ess-ay-ar)


Posted by: dalriata | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 3:42 PM
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32 Awesome. Who's there?


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 3:43 PM
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LIVEBLOG FAIL


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 3:45 PM
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34: Next meetup, let's all speak exclusively in Occitan!


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 3:45 PM
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40: me, Torrey pine, lw, ydnew, charleycarp.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 3:47 PM
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See, I can't talk, or listen, and write at the same time.

Someone else should be the scribe.

Ydnew is eating all my carbs, which is good. Let's see if we can get her to liveblog.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 3:50 PM
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Ccarp is off to retrieve huckleberries. EM, togolosh suggests we have the next DC meetup near you.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 3:53 PM
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Togolosh is talking death rays with lw and torrey pine. Thank goodness I'm not expected to contribute here.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 3:54 PM
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"It ablates the first couple of atoms, but leaves the rest."


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 3:55 PM
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Ask them how awesome the explosions from the ray might be, and how well suited it is for Ekranoplan use.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 3:56 PM
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Huckleberry samples - very tasty.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 3:56 PM
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Death rays and head cannons?


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 3:57 PM
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In my headcanon you all go off to an island to build the death ray.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 3:58 PM
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48: there is a guy at Marshall spaceflight center who proposes to use the explosions to propel spaceships. Not an ekranoplan but almost as cool.


Posted by: Togolosh | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 3:59 PM
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Didn't that get vaguely close to happening with Project Orion?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 4:02 PM
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Lw is giving cooking tips.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 4:24 PM
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ydnew's got an interesting culinary history.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 4:25 PM
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lw has two words of advice: Stew. Jerk.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 4:25 PM
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[Innocuous placeholder comment]


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 4:29 PM
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53: exactly. It's a twist on Orion. Just not quite as batshit crazy.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 4:33 PM
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the missing sixth person seems to be a problem. It's not clear why.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 4:35 PM
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caraway and mint, the chemist's friends.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 4:40 PM
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45: We can have it in my backyard, if you want to. There's a fire pit and some hammocks. Downside: an hour an and a half away from DC (at best), no public transportation options at all.

But I'm sure we could work something out. Also I do like coming into the city on weekends though.

Put the huckleberries on ice cream. That's my advice.


Posted by: E. Messily | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 4:48 PM
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56 is relationship advice.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 4:58 PM
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And now I have huckleberries. I'm thinking tart.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 5:43 PM
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I just met a creepy fellow at the bar while getting a box for my berries. Togolosh suggests beating him up.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 5:45 PM
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63: you should see a doctor about that.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 6:01 PM
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65 to 64: They know where it hurts the most.


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 6:02 PM
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Obama watching, anyone?


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 6:14 PM
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I just met a creepy fellow at the bar while getting a box for my berries. Togolosh suggests beating him up.

What a weird string of euphemisms.


Posted by: dalriata | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 6:37 PM
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61: That does sound enticing, even with the drive. Maybe we can rope lw into cooking.

65/8: Charley didn't promise quality liveblogging.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 6:44 PM
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Harmless gossip and FB name-pseud matching. Charley has an enviable number of imaginary friends.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 6:47 PM
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The meetup is still going? And you're still liveblogging? Commendable!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 6:54 PM
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I'm headed home. Togolosh ordered another beer before I left, so he, torrey pine, and Charley are the parties responsible for continuing to liveblog.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 7:00 PM
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We got so depressed talking about the next Iraq war, everyone drifted off.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 7:08 PM
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the next Iraq war

You'd think by now we'd have figured out how to make war scale. None of this "first Iraq war" and "last Iraq war" and "next Iraq war" with scheduled and unscheduled downtime in between. War should be continuous, or at least there should only be a bit of a break for maintenance around the holidays, or when we need to migrate war to a new theater. It's 2014 and we're still fighting like it's last century!


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 7:39 PM
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74: Downtime, ha! You just need at least three wars going at all times (preferably on three continents), so you can handle a planned ceasefire as well as an unplanned ceasefire.


Posted by: Yawnoc | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 7:46 PM
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The Pittsburgh meet-up lasted longer. If that counts. I didn't meet anyone.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 7:54 PM
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The huckleberries were great. Charley tells good lawyer stories. ydnew hearts chirality. lw knows where to buy spices. togolosh once got drunk in the lab by accident. Actually I was really tired tonight, but everyone else was super entertaining.


Posted by: torrey pine | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 8:22 PM
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And we missed you, E. Messily!


Posted by: torrey pine | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 8:23 PM
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preferably on three continents

Exactly! We have to be able to deliver war as closely as possible to the people who need it at any time, day or night.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 8:24 PM
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79: While minimizing collateral damage. You want to deliver just the right amount of war.


Posted by: torrey pine | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 8:27 PM
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