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Western Mass & Philly Meetups

I just fished these out of my inbox. Neat. Unfortunately, I will not (seriously) be checking email until after Nov. 7, so hold off on scheduling meetups until after then, or use Twitter, or semaphore.

 

Hello, Captain!

This is infrequent commenter / regular lurker Manuscriptgeek. Two other readers and I would like to announce an Awkward Philadelphia Meetup. We’ll meet for delicious gelato on Monday, October 29, at 7 PM, at the 13th St. Capogiro (http://capogirogelato.com/flavors.php?c=n), 119 S. 13th Street (and Sansom), Philadelphia, PA. It’s about four blocks away from Market East Station (depending on what exit you take from the station) so is easily reachable by public transit. On the other hand, parking spaces are rather harder to find.

I’m 5’2″, have brown hair and glasses, and can be reached at my pseudonymous email account rymenhild at yah00. (Without zeros, of course.) I’ll bring a beanbag Super Grover to identify the table, and whatever random nerdy group entertainment/simple craft project I can find in my basement. More entertainment ideas, and conversation cards, are always welcome. If you can get to downtown Philly, we’d love to see you. Hurrah for awkwardness!

Manuscriptgeek

And here’s Western Mass:

Dear Captain Awkward -

I’ve been so delighted to read of the various meet-ups of the Awkward Army that I’d like to try one in Western Massachusetts.

We are a smallish state, but the divide between Boston and here is … large. So! In Northampton, at Woodstar Cafe, on Saturday November 10, around 2:30 – I shall be inhabiting a table with a coloring book, and a sign. I hope there are some of the Awkward Army local or willing to travel. I very much look forward to an afternoon in Woodstar, regardless. The Cafe is accessible, there are many coffee things, tasty sandwiches, some salad, and a plethora of truly fabulous baked goods. If the weather is smiling upon us, we can be outside, otherwise we’ll be cozy inside.

Lee
Dancing Crow
Northampton, MA

Lee AT dancingcrowdesigns DOT com

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36 comments
  1. manuscriptgeek said:

    Yay! Thanks, Captain! Can’t wait to meet you, Awkward People!

    • JenniferP said:

      Gmail sent your first message to spam folder, so I’m glad you resent.

      • manuscriptgeek said:

        Oh, Gmail. *facepalm*

        Anyway, I wish you a good, productive and (unlikely but possibly) restful hiatus!

    • Zed said:

      I won’t be able to make this Philly meet up because of Reasons, but maybe in the future! I didn’t know there were so many awkward Philadelphians about.

      • manuscriptgeek said:

        Hello, awkward Philadelphian Zed! Maybe you can make the rescheduled date instead. I am here to announce a CHANGE OF PLANS. The Philly meetup organizers have realized that Hurricane Sandy could be coming straight at us, so eating gelato in the city Monday night might not be such a good idea. We will NOT be meeting this Monday.

        NEW DATE: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, at 7 PM, at the 13th St. Capogiro’s. Contact me at rymenhild @ yah00 for more questions.

        • M Dubz said:

          YAY I can make this awkward meetup! YAYYYYY!

  2. Nice! Philly people, how long do you think you’ll stay there? It can be hard for those of us in the suburbs to get so far downtown after a normal work day, so if I end up able to come it might be later than 7.

    • manuscriptgeek said:

      I don’t know. At the very minimum an hour, probably longer. When do you think you’ll be able to get there?

      • Okay, I think I’ll have to miss this one then. But let me know if you want to organize another meetup sometime, on a weekend! I’d be happy to help with location and date ideas.

        • manuscriptgeek said:

          The new date won’t be on a weekend, but I am here to announce a CHANGE OF PLANS. The Philly meetup organizers have realized that Hurricane Sandy could be coming straight at us, so eating gelato in the city Monday night might not be such a good idea. We will NOT be meeting this Monday.

          NEW DATE: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, at 7 PM, at the 13th St. Capogiro’s. Contact me at rymenhild @ yah00 for more questions.

    • Siobhan Clarke said:

      I’ll be there, too, for at least an hour.

      • manuscriptgeek said:

        Alas, I will not meet you this Monday because we are rescheduling! (I hope that you aren’t getting five or six near-identical comments to this post as auto-replies, and if you do, sorry!)

        I am here to announce a CHANGE OF PLANS. The Philly meetup organizers have realized that Hurricane Sandy could be coming straight at us, so eating gelato in the city Monday night might not be such a good idea. We will NOT be meeting this Monday.

        NEW DATE: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, at 7 PM, at the 13th St. Capogiro’s. Contact me at rymenhild @ yah00 for more questions.

      • Reminder: We are meeting tomorrow at the 13th street Capogiro! If you’re still planning to attend the Philly meetup, and I didn’t email you already, email me at rymenhild@yahoo.com and I’ll tell you the Twitter account you can use to keep in touch with me tomorrow. (I’d share it here, but it would cause the pseudonym streams to cross.)

  3. Ginny said:

    Yay Philly meetup! I’ll try to make it.

    • manuscriptgeek said:

      Alas, I will not meet you this Monday because we are rescheduling! (I hope that you aren’t getting five or six near-identical comments to this post as auto-replies, and if you do, sorry!)

      I am here to announce a CHANGE OF PLANS. The Philly meetup organizers have realized that Hurricane Sandy could be coming straight at us, so eating gelato in the city Monday night might not be such a good idea. We will NOT be meeting this Monday.

      NEW DATE: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, at 7 PM, at the 13th St. Capogiro’s. Contact me at rymenhild @ yah00 for more questions.

    • manuscriptgeek said:

      Reminder: We are meeting tomorrow at the 13th street Capogiro! If you’re still planning to attend the Philly meetup, and I didn’t email you already, email me at rymenhild@yahoo.com and I’ll tell you the Twitter account you can use to keep in touch with me tomorrow. (I’d share it here, but it would cause the pseudonym streams to cross.)

  4. annecara said:

    Aw, wish I could make the Philly meetup, but Mondays are horrible for me. :/ Enjoy your gelato!

  5. I would totally be at the Western MA one, except I have All Of The Rehearsal that day. Alas!

    • noooo!!! talk to me and we can be awkward at some other moment. Also if you leave mea hint of where and what you are rehersing, if you are within walking distance of woodstar i’ll bring you soemthing!

      or something.

      Lee

  6. Allie said:

    I only work two Monday nights a month, and of course this is one of them. Next time?

    • manuscriptgeek said:

      Is Monday, Nov. 12 a better date? I am here to announce a CHANGE OF PLANS. The Philly meetup organizers have realized that Hurricane Sandy could be coming straight at us, so eating gelato in the city Monday night might not be such a good idea. We will NOT be meeting this Monday.

      NEW DATE: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, at 7 PM, at the 13th St. Capogiro’s. Contact me at rymenhild @ yah00 for more questions.

    • manuscriptgeek said:

      Reminder: We are meeting tomorrow at the 13th street Capogiro! If you’re still planning to attend the Philly meetup, and I didn’t email you already, email me at rymenhild@yahoo.com and I’ll tell you the Twitter account you can use to keep in touch with me tomorrow. (I’d share it here, but it would cause the pseudonym streams to cross.)

  7. Discombobulated said:

    I’m in northern Delaware, but I might haul my butt up to Philly for this, because I can get to the train station easily and Capogiro is awesome. I can’t wait! Thanks, manuscriptgeek!

    • manuscriptgeek said:

      I’d like to meet you, Discombobulated, but alas, it won’t happen this week. (I hope that you aren’t getting five or six near-identical comments to this post as auto-replies, and if you do, sorry!)

      I am here to announce a CHANGE OF PLANS. The Philly meetup organizers have realized that Hurricane Sandy could be coming straight at us, so eating gelato in the city Monday night might not be such a good idea. We will NOT be meeting this Monday.

      NEW DATE: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, at 7 PM, at the 13th St. Capogiro’s. Contact me at rymenhild @ yah00 for more questions.

    • manuscriptgeek said:

      Reminder: We are meeting tomorrow at the 13th street Capogiro! If you’re still planning to attend the Philly meetup, and I didn’t email you already, email me at rymenhild@yahoo.com and I’ll tell you the Twitter account you can use to keep in touch with me tomorrow. (I’d share it here, but it would cause the pseudonym streams to cross.)

  8. I’m not in Philly or Western MA, but 1.) Capogiro is delicious! 2.) It makes me happy that out of the few Awkward Army meetups that have happened so far, two are in my state (I’m in Boston, and went to the meetup last month). :)

    • manuscriptgeek said:

      Mmmm, delicious Capogiro.

  9. mg_65 said:

    Two lurkers possibly signing on for Northampton! (Unless the recent foot surgery of one of us prevents.)

    • YAY!! I will have a bandana on, and glasses, and crows on my shirt. We will have fun!

      • mg_65@hotmail.com said:

        We (Moira and Tracy) will see you there!

      • mg_65@hotmail.com said:

        Awkward! Hi Lee, Tracy and I are running late — we’ll be there around 2:45 if you wouldn’t mind waiting for us? We are very sorry (only really it is Tracy’s fault because there was a dead mouse).

  10. I am so glad we are not meeting tonight. Stay safe, Awkward Philadelphians, and all other Awkwardeers in the path of the storm.

  11. Jedi Squire said:

    I hope the Northhamptoners don’t mind if a Boston-located gal tries to crash the party?

  12. Dee said:

    Berkshire lurker here, looking forward to tomorrow.

  13. mg_65@hotmail.com said:

    That was fun! Thank you Lee and all Awkwardeers.

  14. The Philadelphia meetup was delightful! Ten friendly people attended. We discussed our various teaching experience, agreed that Margery Kempe (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margery_Kempe) got African violets from all of her former friends, ate gelato, and played a little gunslinger Munchkin.

    On that note, I have formally issued a challenge: the first person who can use the sentence, “I defeated the +2 In-Laws with a Tomahawk” (E’s actual triumph early in the game), in a Captain Awkward thread, wins.

    If you were there and want to share your contact info with others, send it to me at rymenhild at yah00.

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