Re: Meet up - Boston

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(The Painted Burro is in Davis, by the way. Big, not crowded, kid friendlyish.)


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06- 7-15 7:19 PM
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I sort of miss the part where the people who might actually attend try to pick a place while other people suggest Fresh Salt.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06- 7-15 8:10 PM
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Davis. Davis,California. Sorry VW.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 06- 7-15 8:18 PM
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Let me be the first to suggest making a joke about Fresh Salt.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 06- 7-15 8:30 PM
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Maybe- afternoon meetups are hard, I have dragged kids them a couple times.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 06- 7-15 9:03 PM
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friendly-ish?


Posted by: arthegall | Link to this comment | 06- 7-15 10:19 PM
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arthegall!


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 06- 7-15 10:21 PM
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I'm just saying, it's been a long time since some of us have ventured into Davis, who knows what the "-ish" means these days.


Posted by: arthegall | Link to this comment | 06- 7-15 10:23 PM
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And I'm just saying it's nice to see you around the blog. It's been a while.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 06- 7-15 10:24 PM
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Oh, thanks! I still lurk occasionally, of course, but since I'm no longer a grad student it's hard to maintain the requisite familiarity with the archives.


Posted by: arthegall | Link to this comment | 06- 7-15 10:32 PM
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Never file.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 06- 7-15 11:02 PM
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I might be able to come to something 5-ish. It depends on how many of the wedding guests are still in town and expect to be seen.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 06- 8-15 3:16 AM
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Not as kid-friendly as a ball pit filled with nacho cheese, more kid friendly than Alinea.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06- 8-15 3:54 AM
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more kid friendly than Alinea

That kid friendly, eh?


Posted by: knecht ruprecht | Link to this comment | 06- 8-15 4:40 AM
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5: Hope you can make it. My plan is to just camp out at a table for a few hours; I'm on vacation with no schedule.

12: See above, but I'm sure you'll be exhausted! Weddings and their guests definitely are more important than random internet strangers.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 06- 8-15 5:40 AM
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friendly-ish?

There isn't a place for the kids to run around or anything, but they have a kid menu, provide kid cups with lids and straws, and the servers dote on the kids rather than seeming annoyed by them.

Their house margaritas are also relatively strong, which I consider parent-friendly, since when you're dining out with a kid you often don't have time to down as many drinks as you otherwise might.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 06- 8-15 6:20 AM
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That's only about a block from my apartment but I'll be two time zones away.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 06- 8-15 6:34 AM
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I think I'll be there.


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 06- 8-15 7:15 AM
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Similarly, that's right down the street from me but I'll be on an airplane. Keep the liveblogging going and I might be able to swing by on my way home, though! (6ish)


Posted by: Nathan Williams | Link to this comment | 06- 8-15 7:17 AM
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Ydnew, Tweety, and I are going to drink ALL the margaritas.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 06- 8-15 8:16 AM
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Oh wait, no, 18. Let me change that to ydnew, Tweety, and I hope that mcmc will leave us at least a few of the margaritas.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 06- 8-15 8:17 AM
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My options are come from 4-5 with no kids or come later/longer with 2-3 kids (at least 2 and 5 year old, possibly 8.)


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 06- 8-15 8:24 AM
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Eight five-year olds?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06- 8-15 8:26 AM
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Get there early, Blume.


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 06- 8-15 8:31 AM
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I am eight five year olds and then some.

Please nobody make a "where it counts" joke.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 06- 8-15 11:43 AM
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That's only about a block from my apartment but I'll be two time zones away.
You guys finally did it, didn't you; you tore a hole in the space-time continuum.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 06- 8-15 11:58 AM
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I might be able to attend if I can get clearance. Not sure about Fleur.


Posted by: knecht ruprecht | Link to this comment | 06- 8-15 12:09 PM
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Oh noes I have a conflict! I have a thing from 5-7 to do with my show. All you people are probably going to be gone by then, but I will check to see if any diehards remain.


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 06- 8-15 12:34 PM
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Well if Fleur comes then NONE of us are getting any of the margaritas.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 06- 8-15 1:46 PM
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I can put away a lot of margaritas.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06- 8-15 1:47 PM
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I'm sure you're very neat, yes.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06- 8-15 1:54 PM
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The thing is cancelled. I will be there to help with the margaritas.


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 06-11-15 6:13 PM
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Excellent.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-11-15 7:18 PM
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I assume you made the Monty Burns gesture while typing that.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-11-15 7:20 PM
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I did. It makes it a little bit hard to type, but it's worth it.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-11-15 7:26 PM
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Worth it or not, I can't help myself.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-11-15 7:28 PM
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32: Hooray! Margaritas by the gallon!

22: My vote (if it matters) is stay longer with kids, but do whatever is convenient.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 06-11-15 8:05 PM
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Include me in.


Posted by: Kreskin | Link to this comment | 06-12-15 4:06 PM
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This is a thing we will do today! Bump it?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-14-15 10:30 AM
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Oho! Take that, Pittsburgh nmeetup thread. This TODAY, people! In MINUTES! Also, Blume, Zardoz and I will be LATE! Because Zardoz is SLEEPING!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-14-15 12:49 PM
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Bumped it has been. Now for the liveblogging.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 06-14-15 12:59 PM
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On my way, also running a tiny bit late. My excuse is less cute, though.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 06-14-15 1:00 PM
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I'm here! I brought inner tubes!


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 06-14-15 1:01 PM
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But no kids. Which means I have to leave about 5:15.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 06-14-15 1:02 PM
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I'm at the bar with my tubes.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 06-14-15 1:03 PM
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Who else is there? Is it just SP with his tubes?


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 06-14-15 1:05 PM
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Liveblogging a taxi ride isn't very exciting. 10 minutes away, maybe?


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 06-14-15 1:07 PM
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We woke up Zardoz and are leaving soon; we're walking, so ETA maybe 30 minutes?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-14-15 1:09 PM
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I started with a hibiscus margarita.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 06-14-15 1:10 PM
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There are several young children here. Perhaps I should have mine delivered so I can stay longer.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 06-14-15 1:11 PM
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Liveblogging a taxi ride isn't very exciting.

True, that's really NYT column material.


Posted by: mustache of understanding | Link to this comment | 06-14-15 1:12 PM
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Liveblogging a taxi ride isn't very exciting

In the Boston area? Oh contraire.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 06-14-15 1:15 PM
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50: I don't feel like that's even really a question.f


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 06-14-15 1:15 PM
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50: yes.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-14-15 1:19 PM
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Kreskin and ydnew spotted my inner tubes in the window. Note to others: they are not inflated.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 06-14-15 1:22 PM
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And ydnew called my drink girly.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 06-14-15 1:25 PM
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Walk liveblog: we are walking.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-14-15 1:30 PM
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kibitzer liveblog: we are lurking


Posted by: Nworb Werdna | Link to this comment | 06-14-15 1:36 PM
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mcmc is here but sans the traditional meetup bag.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 06-14-15 1:36 PM
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The hibiscus margaritas are attention-getters. Bright pink.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 06-14-15 1:44 PM
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And Zardoz has arrived! Oh yeah and her parents.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 06-14-15 1:44 PM
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We are here. Blume is finding commonalities between Knecht and billionaires Ydnew knows.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-14-15 1:57 PM
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Update: they totally do have margaritas here.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-14-15 2:28 PM
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Many margaritas: hibiscus, mango, cucumber, mescal . . .

+ knecht!


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 06-14-15 2:48 PM
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Knecht is a billionaire?


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 06-14-15 2:56 PM
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Soon, soon.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-14-15 3:11 PM
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We have lost Kreskin and SP. Zardoz is waaaaaasted.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-14-15 3:31 PM
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How many margaritas has Zardoz had?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 06-14-15 3:32 PM
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Pretty tipsy- she's spilled about 3 or 4 of her drinks on the floor.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 06-14-15 3:33 PM
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Which did Zardoz like best? My guess is the mango and not the mescal.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 06-14-15 3:51 PM
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I am in an undisclosed remote location, not yet able to enter my lodging. Less fun.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 06-14-15 3:53 PM
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Had another commitment, alas. Great to see everyone!


Posted by: Kreskin | Link to this comment | 06-14-15 3:56 PM
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We made it home, although not without Blume accumulating random chair parts. Quality meetup! Would margarita again! A++++!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-14-15 4:32 PM
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Random chair parts?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 06-14-15 4:34 PM
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I know!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-14-15 4:43 PM
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So random!


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 06-14-15 4:47 PM
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For a normal chair?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 06-14-15 4:47 PM
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Hard to say.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-14-15 5:04 PM
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Thanks, all! Nice to meet you.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 06-14-15 5:08 PM
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Chair with no seat! Nice bones though. Hardwood, non-ostentatious carving on the back.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 06-14-15 5:44 PM
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