Re: Meetups Nashville, Boston, New York, New Hampshire?

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I don't know any commenters who live in the city of New Hampshire.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 03-21-15 6:48 AM
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Nashville is East Coast?


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03-21-15 6:49 AM
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We're just doing our best to prepare you for a Boston meetup to be filled with little bitches.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 03-21-15 6:57 AM
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I was going to make a "New Hampshire is East Coast" joke, but I just checked and it has 18 whole miles of coastline.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 03-21-15 6:57 AM
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I'll be in Charleston SC around then, but no time to go north.

2 I've heard of people going Back East to St Louis.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 03-21-15 7:21 AM
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Get up, get get get down
New Hampshire is an east coast joke in your town.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-21-15 7:35 AM
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Is Nashville the place with the Parthenon? You'd be foolish to meet elsewhere.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03-21-15 7:37 AM
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7: No, that's Athens, which is in Georgia. You know, one of the countries that Putin has invaded.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 03-21-15 7:51 AM
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I've been to both Parthenons and the one in Nashville was nicer.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03-21-15 7:53 AM
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I just right now got one of those "This is an important message about your credit" calls from a Nashville number. I'll stop now, Nashville telemarketer.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03-21-15 7:57 AM
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That's because to see the good bits of the original Parthenon you have to go to London. You know, in Ontario.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 03-21-15 8:06 AM
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Where in NH? In the SE (Greater Boston metro area, Seacoast) or somewhere else?


Posted by: marcel proust | Link to this comment | 03-21-15 8:09 AM
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Barbara Harris rocking the Parthenon in a scene that I still find very affecting.

In searching for that I came across this awkward clip of her accepting an Emmy in 1967 while apparently under Warren Beatty breakup-induced sedation.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-21-15 8:10 AM
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You know, in Ontario

Which is in remotest eastern Oregon. Inconvenient, but worth the trip.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-21-15 8:13 AM
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I would be all about a New Hampshire meetup, but I won't be around until July.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 03-21-15 8:14 AM
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There is a town in northern Ohio.


Posted by: Neil Young | Link to this comment | 03-21-15 8:35 AM
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12: Aunt Betty's. My control over the itinerary is as vague as my grip of downeast geography... right, the Dwarf Lord says " "she's just over the border and you can bus into Boston in 40 minutes." Which I still don't know where.


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 03-21-15 8:36 AM
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I will likewise miss you by three weeks or so. Looking ahead, though: clew, you're still in Seattle, right? Charlie and I have made preliminary rumblings about catching a game at Safeco this summer if he's out there. Anyone else in Seattle?


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-21-15 8:39 AM
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17: If it's 40 minutes, it has to be Nashua-ish.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-21-15 8:50 AM
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The NYC commentariat, while small, is pretty easy. Name your evening, and Fresh Salt is your oyster.

(Come to think, Barry? We should have a sendoff evening before you leave for your job as Imperial Librarian of Arrakis.)


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03-21-15 8:55 AM
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Speaking of meetups, I'm in Washington DC in early May. If anyone is around there.

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Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 03-21-15 8:55 AM
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The NYC commentariat, while small, is pretty easy.

Perfect combination, really.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-21-15 8:57 AM
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Stay away from my children, monster.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 03-21-15 9:39 AM
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21: Would love to meet you. Have someone throw up a front page post a week or two in advance?


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 03-21-15 10:12 AM
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"Down east" refers specifically to (part of) Maine. For NH you can say "you know, up 95 or whatever".


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-21-15 11:05 AM
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BACWMYBSLB


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-21-15 11:06 AM
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12: Manchester or Portsmouth, of course.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 03-21-15 11:19 AM
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Meet free or lurk hard.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03-21-15 11:19 AM
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I will announce a date for Fresh Salt as soon as the planners have planned.

And, re Seattle, I am in the middle, and with advance coaxing we might persuade NickS to make the trip.


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 03-21-15 2:25 PM
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19: it's the bus to Nashua but only just over the border? Which suggests it's in the catchment of a Boston meetup anyway


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 03-21-15 2:35 PM
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Talking of which, X. Trapnel on Tuesday night? With that pseud he is practically obligated to meet in some MacLaren Ross pub like the Pillars of Hercules


Posted by: NW | Link to this comment | 03-21-15 2:37 PM
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I don't even know that I could make this putative meetup, but sometimes I'm in a bar and I think, this is a place with plenty of seating and food and alcohol that is more conveniently located than Fresh Salt. There was one recently that was sadly lost to the recesses of my mind, but others include: B-Bar and Grill, near the Broadway Lafayette stop, and La Caverna, where the food is not exactly amazing, but is fine, and which has tons of seating and is impressively quiet until late at night when it turns into more of a dance venue, I understand. Plus you're surrounded by plastic boulders and cave paintings. Just throwing that out there.


Posted by: Tia | Link to this comment | 03-21-15 3:28 PM
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I'll show up anyplace, pretty much. Fresh Salt's major virtue is that it's reliably not awful, but there's no reason not to go someplace else. Of the two you mention, B-Bar is a better location for me, but not enough that I have a strong opinion. Tons of seating and impressively quiet sounds very good.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03-21-15 3:41 PM
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Selfish hijacking: Pittsburgh people I haven't spoken to already, I canceled our spring break trip there and am taking the girls to Cleveland next weekend instead. If there are any Cleveland people who would like to meet us, I'm game. We'll try Pittsburgh this summer when the girls can meet the Rothlets and ride an incline (funicular? I forget whether you have a different word) and I'll let you know.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 03-21-15 4:30 PM
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We call them Redd Ups.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03-21-15 4:32 PM
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Have fun in Cleveland. I hear it's nice.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03-21-15 4:34 PM
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35: We were at our local historical museum today and Mara was fascinated with the little model train-type reproductions of the ones that used to be here.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 03-21-15 4:36 PM
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We only have two left. Only one of them is near a bar.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03-21-15 4:38 PM
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Talking of which, X. Trapnel on Tuesday night? With that pseud he is practically obligated to meet in some MacLaren Ross pub like the Pillars of Hercules

Ooops, the business trip is actually now Wednesday/Thursday, not Tuesday/Wednesday. But Wednesday night would work, if anyone's up for it. I've never been in London before, so I'm fine with going somewhere for the sake of pseudonymous propriety.


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 03-21-15 4:54 PM
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Business trip? Does that mean you're employed in .at?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-21-15 4:59 PM
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I am an independent contractor, who just happens to have a single SF-based client. (And that client has a customer in London.)


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 03-21-15 5:17 PM
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I certainly can't make weds and thurs because I will be in Yorkshire


Posted by: NW | Link to this comment | 03-22-15 1:15 AM
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:-(


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 03-22-15 7:14 AM
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43: Oh, Yorkshire's not *that* bad.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 03-22-15 7:46 AM
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20 I would love to have a sendoff meetup. I would have requested one myself but my departure is likely about a month away and I've been holding out hope someone from outside NYC would come through and request one. Unfortunately I will almost definitely be gone by the time clew is in town so perhaps sooner rather than later?


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 03-22-15 7:55 AM
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I'm sorry I won't meet you but you surely should have a sendoff!


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 03-22-15 10:20 AM
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44: if I said Bradford would you understand?


Posted by: NW | Link to this comment | 03-22-15 10:35 AM
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47: Kind of?


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 03-22-15 10:44 AM
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Whitby meetup! In the cemetery on the hillside with the weathered headstones and the sign informing people that Dracula is not buried there. Preferably during a rainstorm. Bring your own knives.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03-22-15 11:05 AM
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Bradford seems to have settled into a role as the Detroit of England in recent years. Every time I see a story about how bad things are in England, it's about Bradford. Racial strife, unemployment, stately buildings sadly decaying, deadly sports stadium disasters, serial killers, birth defects, etc.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 03-22-15 11:06 AM
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Whitby meetup! In the cemetery on the hillside with the weathered headstones and the sign informing people that Dracula is not buried there. Preferably during a rainstorm. Bring your own knives.

I will be there.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 03-22-15 12:19 PM
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I now have a green light from the Imperial Library of Arrakis and I'm being asked to give a departure date (yay!) so perhaps we should set a date for a NYC meetup. In general, Wednesdays are best for me but I'm flexible.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 6:20 AM
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21: I could probably make a DC meet-up in early May. Remind me closer to the date, and I'll put something up on the front page.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 7:14 AM
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What about not this Wednesday but the one after -- April Fools Day? Jackm? Tia? Flip? Blandings? Anyone else in NY I'm forgetting? (Teraz, if you're around?)


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 7:39 AM
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That works for me. What about the other regulars (irregulars and lurkers most welcome!)?


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 7:40 AM
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49 fills me with longing. Forks just isn't the same.


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 8:50 AM
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So, anyone up for a last-minute London meetup near King's Cross (or somewhere easily reachable via tube from there by someone who's never been to London before), tomorrow (Wednesday) night?


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 03-24-15 2:02 AM
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If nobody's around to meet up you could try and cross the interdimensional boundary to Valhalla.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-24-15 6:41 AM
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You misspelled Vauxhall.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03-24-15 2:34 PM
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Should this get a bump with LB's 54 added and then we can wait till the regular reprobates have chimed in?


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 03-25-15 1:43 PM
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Yes.


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 03-25-15 2:39 PM
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