One more update from commentor RedDirtGirl:
Friday NYC Meet-up at Old Town update:
Any time after 6pm at the tavern. As I said, they don’t take reservations, but if I give them a headcount in the afternoon, they should be able to set some space aside.
So far, as of right now, this is what I’ve got:
Me (lurker-instigator) I’ll be there at 6.
Celia and ______
and maybe PsiFighter,
if we are still hanging out when he gets in from…Miami?
MDC and JAFD, we’ll see you at the next one.
Friends & lurkers welcome, of course!
John M. Burt
From Oregon, I say, “Have fun, folks. Wish I were there”.
From CO, ditto! Photos, y’all!
the Conster, la Citoyenne
The meet ups are so fun! Don’t forget the green balloons!
@Miss Bianca: I cant wait to see just how purple PurpleGirl is, if Robin comes with or without Batman, and if Ivan X actually posesses an X, like s/he claims.
The Other Bob
Whoa. I just happen to be in NYC from Michigan. I might come.
Sounds like a lot of fun. I’d love to meet you all.
@The Other Bob: Go for it ! Everyone have a great time tonight ! ! !
If we don’t see pictures it didn’t happen ! ! !
PHX Balloon Juice Meet Up
Sunday afternoon (3 to 3:30pm arrival?)
Oregano’s Pizza Bistro (the one in Tempe just off I-10 on Elliot.)
1475 W Elliot Rd, Tempe, AZ 85284
Phone: (480) 966-0401
We are at 10 to 12 humans attending.
@Suzanne: + one
@pirate dan + one (100 minute drive)
@ azlib + one
@ Jordan Rules (trying)
@2liberal (maybe: cough-cough)
@Prescott Cactus: + one (74 minute drive)
Anyone left out in PHX area ?
@Prescott Cactus: wish I could be there, too! Yall take photos!
@Punchy: I confess, I take an uncommon amount of delight in being able to match faces with names. I try so hard not to form mental pictures of what folks look like, but I still enjoy photographic evidence!
Sorry to miss this one! (I attended every one I could a few years back) Pictures or it didn’t happen. ;)
I am stuck in Boston and very jealous. Have fun all.
OT but: first Reich and now Myerson, coming around (even if their candidate hasn’t, yet):
@Miss Bianca: I’ll be taking some photo’s. I’ve face made for radio and the non lens side of cameras.
I plan to come with my wife, Kathleen.
@Jeffro: Bernie is signaling that he’ll play nice at the end of the day.
From the Empire State of the South to the one up north, I hope y’all will have fun tonight.
@Jeffro: From Myerson’s piece
. He is cribbing what most of the Clinton BJ’er have been saying for weeks. The only way to fix the system is to stay engaged in the system. Elizabeth Warren playing the inside game is a good example.
This is OT:
I think Speaker Ryan has gotten rid of the ‘Hassert Suggestion’. Or maybe since it was not important enough it didn’t matter? I tried to check the date but it seems to be current.
This bill passed with mostly Dem support
I’ll be there at 6:00 pretty solid. I can N/R/whatevs straight down from work.
Is the plan to head upstairs? Any names or groups to mention to the host/hostess?
@daveNYC: Approach the hostess and whisper in her ear, “you have beautiful thighs.” That’s the code phrase. He or she will know you’re one of us.
@Mike J: Make sure you are covered with a Silver health care plan or better, that includes dental.
Huge storm last night an another coming but I got in between and landed another sweet redfish!
@Prescott Cactus: Mike’s actually the host at the bar and is just looking for complements.
I’ll give the host/ess my name, which is Edith, so if I don’t find a green balloon you can ask for me, I guess. And it looks like at least Dave and LAO will be joining me at 6, so we’ll probably head upstairs and start claiming our space. We are up to 13 possibles now! Can’t wait!
@Punchy: I’m deciding now what I will wear and that determines how purple I am.
I am bringing my camera.
@Nicole: Sorry you can’t make tonight.
@daveNYC: I take what I can get.
Jack the Second
I’m a maybe.
@Jeffro: Yeah, but I notice that he is still not holding Senator Sanders in any way accountable for reining in the BBs, or changing the tone of his campaign. You know, things that might actually help. I think scolding the BBs is way beyond the point, now.
Just talked to the bar again and we need at least 6 folks to get there early to snag a table. So I hope a few more of you are arriving on the early side. Otherwise we may turn into a roving band of misfits looking for a home…
@Punchy: @Mike J: Well done, you guys!
@RedDirtGirl: My recollection, FWIW, is the upstairs doesn’t get to crowded too early.
Hi RedDirtGirl. I’ll be there. I’ve been hesitating RSVPing because I had something else but I’ve just been “released” from it. I can get there by about 5:45 barring any subway hiccups. If I’m the first one I’ll use the name Edith. Also I’ll leave my name with the hostess. It really is Helen!!
Looking forward to meeting everyone.
@RedDirtGirl: You mean we’ll end up at the absinthe bar down in the east village?
I’m cool with that.
@PurpleGirl: Likewise; I really enjoyed chatting with you at the last one I attended. :)
@Mike J: does this still work if you’re a woman? Or should we just look for the green balloons?
I see we need people there by six to snag a table. I will get my lazy self in gear…
Upstairs at the window.
It’s 5:50 and I’m sitting outside on a bench. See you all soon.
We are upstairs!
I AM ON MY WAY
@Prescott Cactus: Soooo excited!!! We’ll be there!!
Also, does mai naem know??? Another Phoenician!!
@Prescott Cactus: Someone should bring a picture of Tunch. Or a balloon. Or a sign,
Already got 15 people here! Drinks are flowing, LAO brought me a Trump condom (“I’m huge”) as a gift for throwing this little shindig!
Room for any lurkers who maybe didn’t get a chance to rsvp? If so, are you all upstairs?
@MJ: I had to leave, so my seat is yours