Re: Boston Meetup Thread

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Hey all, Tuesdays I'm at the Longwood medical area until 7:15 or 7:25 so that might not be the greatest, but I don't have to be at work until late in the morning on Wednesday. If other people are up for a late-ish night, I'm game.

Mondays are probably not great for me, since I need to be at work on Tuesdays at either 7 or 7:30.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 07-16-07 8:31 AM
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Wait... did I miss something over the weekend? Why are we planning a meetup?


Posted by: Brock Landers | Link to this comment | 07-16-07 8:49 AM
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Tweety is going to be in Boston.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 07-16-07 8:51 AM
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Oh, okay. When?


Posted by: Brock Landers | Link to this comment | 07-16-07 8:52 AM
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will is also coming in a couple of weeks.

Plus there had been plans in the works for a while. We might even have a cookout.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 07-16-07 8:55 AM
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Plans have been in the works for a while? A cookout?? I've apparantly not been reading closely enough. Damned job keeps distracting me.


Posted by: Brock Landers | Link to this comment | 07-16-07 8:56 AM
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Are Sifu and will going to be here at the same time, or do have to collectively decide which of the two we, as a group, would prefer to meet?


Posted by: Brock Landers | Link to this comment | 07-16-07 8:57 AM
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Some of the plans were conducted offline, so no amount of close-reading would have helped you Brock.

I saw Boogie Nights last night, for the first time. And I laughed and laughed, when your name came up. Amazing.


Posted by: arthegall | Link to this comment | 07-16-07 9:18 AM
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7: No, we just keep meeting up over and over and over.
Cookout? Where?


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 07-16-07 9:19 AM
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Bars suggested last time were River Gods (somewhat small) or the MIT Stata center bar. Cookout means gifts of meat, however, which is much more exciting.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 07-16-07 9:27 AM
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The MIT Stata bar ("R&D Pub") was suggested last time, but I've since checked and: it's closed for the summer.

River Gods is a great place, but *small*.

BG brought up the idea of a cookout, I think. And I don't think we've decided where it would be, but -- do people think that would be a good idea, on principle? It might be cheaper and have more space, you know.


Posted by: arthegall | Link to this comment | 07-16-07 9:29 AM
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I'm probably out due to a slight plan change, I am just going to be flying in on July 27th and out on the 29th. Unless someone wants to have a drink at the airport bar. The bonus is you would get to meet my fabulous son and gf. Somehow, despite my Billy Kilmer poster in his room, my cherry-picking son loves the RedSox and the Patriots.

We're driving out to New Hampshire to some place called the Lake Opechee Inn & Spa.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 07-16-07 9:35 AM
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I'll be there from this-weekend-ish until September-ish, so my scheduling is teh flexible.

Meetup on George's Island! No, I don't care. What's fun in Boston anymore? I'm out of touch.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07-16-07 9:46 AM
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Aw bugger. I'm in Berlin through August 15th. Otherwise I'd volunteer to wow y'all at the cookout with my fabulous mint julep making skills.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 07-16-07 9:46 AM
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August 16th!


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 07-16-07 9:48 AM
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It's also not like we have to have one meetup every six freakin months, if peoples' schedules really don't mesh well over the summer.


Posted by: arthegall | Link to this comment | 07-16-07 10:01 AM
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Next week is good. Sooner's usually better than later - nobody says we can't have another one in August. I vote for the 25th or 26th, only avoiding Tuesday because I want to try to go to Drinking Liberally.


Posted by: Nathan Williams | Link to this comment | 07-16-07 10:04 AM
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Right. Meetup now to plan the Unfogged Boston Labor Day Barbecue.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 07-16-07 10:04 AM
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I'd volunteer my grill for a cookout, but as I barely have an "out" to do the cooking in, it's not really a great place to gather.


Posted by: Nathan Williams | Link to this comment | 07-16-07 10:05 AM
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Fargo may not have as many swanky nightspots as Boston, but it's a much better place for a cookout.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 07-16-07 10:11 AM
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I'll be out of town from August 10-26, but anything outside of that should be fine with me. I've offered my backyard as a cookout location, but that would require a schlep down I-95 for most of you.


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 07-16-07 10:11 AM
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You should volunteer our mutual co-op. It's summer, who would notice an alum and a bunch of randoms grilling in the back yard.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 07-16-07 10:11 AM
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Fascinating idea.


Posted by: Nathan Williams | Link to this comment | 07-16-07 10:12 AM
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So, like, T accessible and beer-friendly are both optimal qualities, right? Or am I misunderstanding the nature of these things?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07-16-07 10:14 AM
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I've been reading Robert Parker's Spencer mysteries lately (because they make good study breaks) and now consider myself an expert on all things Boston, especially what hotel bars to drink at. So I'll be happy to plan your meetup for you.


Posted by: washerdreyer | Link to this comment | 07-16-07 10:15 AM
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Sifu: Right.
w/d: Hotel bars have the downside of being expensive. Fun, though.


Posted by: Nathan Williams | Link to this comment | 07-16-07 10:17 AM
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24 -- are you against the idea of a backyard cookout? If we do it before the end of July, I have a lead on a place we might meet. Let me go ask my (lurker) friend, if he's not already reading this...


Posted by: arthegall | Link to this comment | 07-16-07 10:17 AM
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23: I was kidding really. Although the possibility that no one would notice strikes me as significant.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 07-16-07 10:17 AM
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I am against nothing.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07-16-07 10:24 AM
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29- I am for everything.
I have a backyard and a grill and am red line to local bus accessible- free transfer with CharlieCard! I'd have to get permission at home first.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 07-16-07 11:06 AM
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SP is a god!


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 07-16-07 11:08 AM
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Awesome, SP.


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 07-16-07 11:12 AM
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32, ditto.


Posted by: arthegall | Link to this comment | 07-16-07 11:25 AM
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Well, I'll look into it. Is the consensus a non Tuesday weeknight sometime in the next couple weeks? (Our weekends are booked to the end of the summer.) The complicating factor is young children and bedtimes.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 07-16-07 11:39 AM
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I'm comfortable with a non-Tuesday weeknight.

And SP, it's no problem if you find you can't host a bbq after all -- we can always do it another time. Just let us know, and we will start suggesting bars again.


Posted by: arthegall | Link to this comment | 07-16-07 12:01 PM
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Sweet. You guys are pros. BBQ, Bar, Bar-BQ, whichever.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07-16-07 12:28 PM
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The response was, "Well, if you trust some people from the internet meeting your kids."
I'll take that as an OK.
So, something like July 26? Time? Foods? I'll get the tiki torches.
w/d has apparently volunteered to be in charge of organizing, although I don't know why Robert Parker knows anything special about cookouts.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 07-16-07 1:41 PM
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As long as either Robert Urich or Avery Brooks shows up at the cookout, it's be a success. Spensaaah!


Posted by: arthegall | Link to this comment | 07-16-07 2:02 PM
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"It's" be a success. Wow. I'm on fire, today.


Posted by: arthegall | Link to this comment | 07-16-07 2:04 PM
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39: just getting your Hawk on.


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 07-16-07 2:12 PM
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July 26th sounds boss to me. I think you get to set the time, SP, since you have the best idea when you might be at your house.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07-16-07 2:28 PM
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40: "Also people from his past come calling to settle old scores or to collect/settle old debts."

But he was always the star.


Posted by: arthegall | Link to this comment | 07-16-07 4:10 PM
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But he was always the star.


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 07-16-07 4:39 PM
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Pwned a second time, and in the same way. I am so ashamed.


Posted by: arthegall | Link to this comment | 07-16-07 5:02 PM
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How's Thurs July 26 7pm for all those interested? Email jjesterb at yahoo dot comm for headcount, to receive address and directions, to sign up if you want to bring anything.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 07-16-07 5:54 PM
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Sounds good.


Posted by: Nathan Williams | Link to this comment | 07-16-07 6:13 PM
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Works for me.


Posted by: arthegall | Link to this comment | 07-16-07 6:26 PM
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sound good to me. I mean, sounds.


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 07-16-07 7:26 PM
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It will probably be fine for me.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 07-16-07 8:02 PM
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Works for me, almost certainly.


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 07-16-07 8:16 PM
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Unfortunately I'm conflicted on the 26th. But have fun!


Posted by: Brock Landers | Link to this comment | 07-17-07 2:59 PM
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This is different from other days how?


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 07-17-07 3:01 PM
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Come to the August meetup instead, Brock.


Posted by: arthegall | Link to this comment | 07-17-07 3:20 PM
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Yay, August meetup!


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 07-17-07 5:03 PM
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Sifu? BG? Are you coming? Send me an email.
jjesterb at yahoo dot. com


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 07-18-07 10:41 AM
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