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Re: Seattle area!

Postby kellsbells » Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:16 pm UTC

kinigget wrote:Bainbridge Island is nice enough suffer-cait, but there isn't a whole lot to do on the island, there are some nice parks, but they're all pretty small. Most of the interesting stuff is private property. Still, I'd say it's worth coming over with a friend.
CV and I actually did hop on the ferry and go visit Bainbridge the last time he was here. It is a fun day trip. Maybe we should do it again, and all come visit kinigget!
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Re: Seattle area!

Postby CVSoul » Sun Aug 30, 2009 3:39 am UTC

Yep yep. My plane tickets /should/ be purchased now to arrive the morning of the 8th and leave at 6 PM on the 13th. Kells and I will be in discussion about this until it actually happens, but extra brainstorming help is appreciated :) Saturday the 10th is almost certainly the best time for a meetup for me, since I have schools to visit, employers to meet, and concerts to go to on all the other days.
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Re: Seattle area!

Postby kinigget » Sun Aug 30, 2009 9:25 pm UTC

kellsbells wrote:CV and I actually did hop on the ferry and go visit Bainbridge the last time he was here. It is a fun day trip. Maybe we should do it again, and all come visit kinigget!

well hey, I've already had cheezfrens out here, and narrowly missed meeting Lolcatburgler. I'd like to come over to the mainland though.
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Re: Seattle area!

Postby netcrusher88 » Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:27 am UTC

Speaking of PAX, if anyone is in the area and wants to come but doesn't have a pass, there are a few (1k or so) day passes available tomorrow, registration is at the Hyatt.

If you come, I'll be working at Unicorn Theatre from 2:30 or so on, probably on the sound board - come say hi!

EDIT: Those who didn't come may be better off. This year's flavor of ConSARS at PAX is H1N1 swine flu.
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Re: Seattle area!

Postby Zorlin » Thu Sep 10, 2009 11:06 pm UTC

netcrusher88 wrote:Speaking of PAX, if anyone is in the area and wants to come but doesn't have a pass, there are a few (1k or so) day passes available tomorrow, registration is at the Hyatt.

If you come, I'll be working at Unicorn Theatre from 2:30 or so on, probably on the sound board - come say hi!

EDIT: Those who didn't come may be better off. This year's flavor of ConSARS at PAX is H1N1 swine flu.

Yeah, I heard about that. Totally worth the risk though - PAX 09 was /awesome/ and I wouldn't have gone if it weren't for you, so thank you. You made me and one of my friends EXTREMELY happy.

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Re: Seattle area!

Postby MuffledScreams » Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:45 pm UTC

Hey everyone. I'm new to the area. What is there to do as far as having a social life? I'm bored.

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Re: Seattle area!

Postby brakos82 » Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:48 pm UTC

MuffledScreams wrote:Hey everyone. I'm new to the area. What is there to do as far as having a social life? I'm bored.


If you're in Port Orchard, abso-friggin'-lutely nothing. :P
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Re: Seattle area!

Postby netcrusher88 » Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:50 am UTC

Fremont Oktoberfest is this weekend - you still may have time to get to the last day of it today, 11a-6p. Excellent variety of largely local brews along with some micros from around the country and I think even a couple from BC.

There's some kind of music festival in a couple of weeks with iirc 60 bands for a $10 admission.

As far as regular night life I don't really know (working on that myself), but to keep your finger on events I suggest The Stranger in both online and dead-tree editions - online is easy to access and goes up faster, but dead-tree often has features that don't make it online and they're always worth reading. Also you get the ads that way, which can be awesome and/or hilarious.
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Re: Seattle area!

Postby CVSoul » Sun Sep 27, 2009 6:49 am UTC

October 10th news:
Kells has informed me that the UW canoes are available until November.
Therefore, it is proposed that we go water-geocaching in canoes that afternoon... possibly meet up in the morning at Cupcake Royale, and the truck on down to the waterfront for exciting boat times.

Any comments?
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Re: Seattle area!

Postby suffer-cait » Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:40 am UTC

water-geocaching?as in...SUNKEN TREASURE??!?!?!?!
i am so down
wait
you people have cold water
and air
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Re: Seattle area!

Postby Zorlin » Mon Sep 28, 2009 6:04 pm UTC

CVSoul wrote:October 10th news:
Kells has informed me that the UW canoes are available until November.
Therefore, it is proposed that we go water-geocaching in canoes that afternoon... possibly meet up in the morning at Cupcake Royale, and the truck on down to the waterfront for exciting boat times.

Any comments?

So so so in.
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Re: Seattle area!

Postby kinigget » Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:46 pm UTC

CVSoul wrote:October 10th news:
Kells has informed me that the UW canoes are available until November.
Therefore, it is proposed that we go water-geocaching in canoes that afternoon... possibly meet up in the morning at Cupcake Royale, and the truck on down to the waterfront for exciting boat times.

Any comments?

sounds good to me.
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Re: Seattle area!

Postby CVSoul » Wed Oct 07, 2009 4:51 am UTC

This Saturday!

We're meeting up at Cupcake Royale at 11ish in the morning, and then heading down to UW for boats (unless weather doesn't permit, in which case we'll do something else awesome).

There are two options for Cupcake Royale relatively close to campus: Their World Headquarters in Ballard, or their newest location at Capitol Hill. Hit us up in this thread or the IRC (we lurk #xkcdmafia and #faid) or on IM (Addresses on my fora profile) if you have a preference. We'll probably default to Ballard if nobody expresses an opinion.

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Re: Seattle area!

Postby netcrusher88 » Wed Oct 07, 2009 12:57 pm UTC

I vote Ballard by virtue of parking sucking slightly less there.
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Re: Seattle area!

Postby kellsbells » Wed Oct 07, 2009 3:41 pm UTC

Oh, haha. I forgot that people actually drive. This is what college does to me...
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Re: Seattle area!

Postby CVSoul » Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:07 pm UTC

The people have spoken.

The meetup will begin at Cupcake Royale in Ballard.

2052 NW Market St, Seattle 98107.
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Meet us there at 11 AM and we shall go from there.
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Re: Seattle area!

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EDIT: Okay, it's probably a no for now. Next time I'm totally up for it.
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Re: Seattle area!

Postby suffer-cait » Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:24 pm UTC

grrrrrrrrr, i have class all fucking sunday!!!!
you think you'll still be going that night?
i get off at 6 at the latest and maybe i could call someone?
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Re: Seattle area!

Postby sajuuk » Sat Oct 10, 2009 8:31 am UTC

IMPORTANT UPDATE!!!

Seattle meetup location has been changed due to various logistic issues. The new location will be held at our house (L and myself). While the address will not be made public on the forum, you can contact me at:

-removed, meetup complete!-

We apologize for the sudden change of location. While we've contacted the people that have notified us about attending, I hope this can reach the people who may be lurk-attending. The time is the same (show up at 10:30-11:30ish, whenever) and our house is only 20 or so minutes from Seattle.
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Re: Seattle area!

Postby netcrusher88 » Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:22 am UTC

I've been asked to post to confirm the previous post is legit. It is.
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Re: Seattle area!

Postby Ell » Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:42 pm UTC

Quick post-meetup recap: despite the mess of last-minute changes and hectic planning, a whole bunch of crazy internet people showed up at our place and much fun was had (huge thanks to netcrusher88 for the transportation that made it possible). Sajuuk made food, Kells was suitably teased for being a Mac user, I learned how to use Rockbox, and kinigget put his foot behind his head (and took pictures of everything else). I have to say, my favorite moment was during the geocaching - explaining to a confused stranger in a parking lot that we were "from the internet" and "looking for hidden treasure." I'm glad we managed to successfully make it happen, that was awesome. :D
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Re: Seattle area!

Postby kinigget » Sat Oct 10, 2009 11:41 pm UTC

pictures will be coming, once I manage to get everything uploaded and prettyfied.

I wish I took more of them.
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Re: Seattle area!

Postby suffer-cait » Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:42 am UTC

/me is sad i missed it
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Re: Seattle area!

Postby CVSoul » Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:17 am UTC

Hey xkcd!

I just moved to Bellevue yesterday and am bored out of my mind. I would be happy to have a couple of you guys over for pasta and movies or something sometime, perhaps even have a housewarming meetup. Would anyone be up for that?

No ideas on an official date til I get my work schedule, but if anyone in the Seattle area would want to do something spur-of-the-moment in the meantime you can IM me on MSN--the address is on my profile.

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Re: Seattle area!

Postby kinigget » Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:21 pm UTC

I've been needing something to do to get off the island for a while, I can even supply some movies if we go that way. Count me in, tentatively at the moment though.
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Re: Seattle area!

Postby suffer-cait » Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:54 pm UTC

i'm back, though i go to portland on thursday so if anyone wants to quick plan something for tues or weds that'd be cool.
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Seattle

Postby Essah » Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:02 am UTC

Hi.
this might be a bit early but better too soon than too late right :D

Anyone from Seattle or nearby?
I am from Denmark and i happen to be going to Seattle with my class in fall 2010 so i wanted to hear if there's anyone from Seattle around There.
Any hints on what to see / experience once you get there? we're spending about a month there, maybe a little less. I'll know alot more about it when we get closer.

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Re: Seattle area!

Postby leigao84 » Thu May 20, 2010 8:23 pm UTC

Anyone going to PAX Prime this year? PAX meetup?

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Re: Seattle area!

Postby suffer-cait » Sun Sep 05, 2010 1:03 am UTC

bump? is in town if PAX-guy still wants to meet-up
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Re: Seattle area!

Postby Magnanimous » Sun Sep 05, 2010 1:26 am UTC

Also bump. I need more people to hang out with.

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Re: Seattle area!

Postby kellsbells » Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:28 am UTC

Man you guys I am here. All the time.

Except I am working full-time at the moment. But other than those times, I am here. PM the hell out of me and we will do hang-outs. And I'll drag CVSoul along too.
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Postby suffer-cait » Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:30 am UTC

you are working fulltime on top of school? jeeze
no improntu monday meet-up then? sad
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Re: Seattle area!

Postby kellsbells » Sun Sep 05, 2010 4:08 am UTC

School does not begin until the last week of September! At which point I will be working part-time and going to school. And doing an internship.

Yeah, that free time I said I had? Not sure where I made that up.
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Re: Seattle area!

Postby Magnanimous » Sun Sep 05, 2010 4:35 am UTC

Obviously we should join you at work, then.

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Re: Seattle area!

Postby kellsbells » Sun Sep 05, 2010 5:41 am UTC

Obviously.
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Re: Seattle area!

Postby michaelandjimi » Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:48 pm UTC

Citizens of this thread who may not read the other thread, attention: This post I made over there.
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Re: Seattle area!

Postby kellsbells » Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:34 pm UTC

So guys, guess who's totally en route to the greater Seattle metropolitan area right now? ^ That guy.

I think we should show him a good time (and that America Seattle is awesome). Well, rephrase: I already will be showing him a good time for the next two weeks or so, and if anyone else wants to come out of the woodwork and get a proper meetup (or just a night of fun times) going, please let me know. I'm currently in the University District, complete with apartment to hang out in. I was thinking of doing some proper touristy stuff, maybe even Zoolights or something equally kitschy. Or, you know, being all scene and bumming around Capitol Hill. Either way.

Seattle meetups are really great when we actually get around to them, let's make it happen again! (Also I am thinking Sky High Sports again, trust me, you don't want to miss out on trampolines and visiting Australians.)
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Re: Seattle area!

Postby Sungura » Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:46 pm UTC

Aww damn I wanna go back to Sky High!
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Re: Seattle area!

Postby Magnanimous » Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:31 pm UTC

As of four hours ago I'm on SUPER FREAKOUT FINALS STUDY TIME D:, and will be until next Wednesday-ish. But after that I'm free until the 24th.

I'd like to second Sky High, because 1) I've never been there, and 2) trampolines.

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Re: Seattle area!

Postby kellsbells » Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:58 pm UTC

Magnanimous wrote:As of four hours ago I'm on SUPER FREAKOUT FINALS STUDY TIME D:, and will be until next Wednesday-ish. But after that I'm free until the 24th.

I'd like to second Sky High, because 1) I've never been there, and 2) trampolines.
Well yes, me too. (UW?) I'm in FINALS FREAKOUT PROCRASTINATION MODE, which has upped my fora-visiting impressively.
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