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Hairpin Meetups: NYC and LA

OK, let's do this! The Hairpin's New York get-together will be next Thursday, May 19, at The Magician, from 7 to 10 p.m. or so. Cake will be provided, and drinks are cheap. Come by! We'll be in the back.

Bonus Hairpin party: Matt Gallaway and Natasha Vargas-Cooper will be giving a reading in LA on the same night — May 19, 7 p.m. at Book Soup — after which they're heading to The Parlour Room (at 8:30 p.m.), where they'll be joined by Awl contributors/Hairpin pals Maria Bustillos and Christian Brown (who might've already been there the whole time!), and everyone else should go there, too.

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La-la

Would anyone be into a meetup in Chicago?

cbisme

@La-la This should definitely happen!

dietrich

@La-la YES.

wallsdonotfall

YES. We were just talking about this in the gym thread. @Josiah apparently set up a chicagohairpin@gmail email to coordinate things, but I don't know anything about that--anyone especially into organization?

ArcherLady

@La-la i'm so glad someone suggested this!!

cloudburst

@La-la I lurk pretty hard but I would be interested.

OMGSammiches

@La-la Also lurk, would also be interested.

hotdog

@La-la I'm in Chicago, and interested. Something you should know though: my name isn't really hot dog and I am not, in fact, a tiny monkey.

frecklejuicer

@La-la Also, me yes. KIT.

JoanTition

@La-la PLZ. If you need suggestions for cheapass bars to meet at I CAN HELP. I will also make cookies or something.

SBGBlogs

@La-la YES. Canwecanwecanwe?!

itmakesmewonder

@La-la YES. Yes.

SuperGogo

@La-la: Woot! Another Chicagoan here who would totally be interested in a meet-up.

one cow.

@La-la uh-huh! yes, please!

Rock and Roll Ken Doll

@La-la Yes, I can plan this! Email me if you're interested!

mindkiller

@La-la I'm in Chicago too! This is the first time I've used my account. To comment for a meetup! This is going to be so amazing.

Edith Zimmerman

@mindkiller If you all get this figured out, let me know and I can make an official post!

hairdresser on fire

@La-la Mostly-lurker and Chicagoan! Yes please!

thisisunclear

@La-la Totally-lurker and Chicagoan (most of the year)! So in!

Jabberwoky

@La-la
Chicago!! I will totally go! And bring some other ladiez with me who also love the hairpin!

zidaane

@La-la Please have it be at the Congress Hotel bar. It's the last classy dive in the Loop.

Ironika Leigh

@La-la I want in too - go Chicago.

winchesterwolcott

@zidaane A bar in the loop would be awesome since that is where I work. Also put my vote in for a Thursday.

Rock and Roll Ken Doll

@winchesterwolcott Okay, I've emailed everyone who wrote to me so far. Let me know if you want to join!

Ironika Leigh

is anyone still reading this? have any of those people not emailed us but are still interested in meeting other Chicago pinners in real life?

you're in luck. we're meeting 6:3p Friday at Monk's Pub. you should come.

cloudburst

@Ironika Leigh this is good to know!

Bro-lo El Cunado

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

I'll be out of town that night! I am devastated.

Hyperbolic Heather

Waaah waahh waaaah! I am so jealous I could cry (maybe I will).
Pretty please everyone fly to Sacramento/San Francisco so we can have a fancy party (with hats!). Few thousand miles, no big deal. K thanks.

Toby Jug

I am so broke. I might go anyway? Are there 2 am Bolt Buses?

cherrispryte

PARTYING PARTYING YEAH.

I will most definitely be there, bishes.

Whether this means I need to go spend A LOT of $$ at Sephora this weekend to make my face look half as awesome as Jane's for the party is still up for debate.

Ophelia

@cherrispryte Seriously. I feel like I'm going to have to try bronzer for this occasion.

punkahontas

@Ophelia & Cherri Just today I was thinking "Maybe I should bust out the false eyelashes for the hairpin party..." I think I might actually be too lazy though.

cherrispryte

@punkahontas I have realized that I will either be applying said makeup either on the Bolt Bus or the Amtrak Penn Station women's restroom, so I should probably go more minimalist .....

MollyculeTheory

@cherrispryte I ran out and dropped serious $$ on Jane-approved glowyface products for some posh charity lunch I had to go to, and looked exactly the same as usual. So just bring your normal pretty!

punkahontas

Agreed! Bring your normal pretty! If you get cold feet, there is a Sephora on Broadway between Prince & Spring. You can just use their samples if you're not afraid of getting a social disease. (I'm very afraid. That Sephora gets A LOT of action.)

Xora

Is Jane going to be there? She could give you all makeovers at the party.

Jane Feltes

@cherrispryte oh, i'll be there. but i plan on being ha-wasted! the magician is stumbling distance from my bed (thanks edith!)

thatsrealbutter

Oh good, I can stop by El Sombrero for a little to-go liquid courage on the way

thatsrealbutter

@thatsrealbutter oh wait...it's not 2004 anymore. do they even still do this?

Lowrha

@thatsrealbutter yup. they suuuure do.

hungrybee

@thatsrealbutter I can already tell I'm going to like you.

thatsrealbutter

@hungrybee Yay!

hungrybee

@thatsrealbutter Just hold your styrofoam cup aloft so I can be like "sister from another mister!" Actually, half this party will probably have roaders from The Hat, so... Anyhow, yay!

parallel-lines

I'll be there. I look something kind of like this: http://blstb.msn.com/i/71/C7B243F956762E91983CDC8C7E5D9.jpg
but you guys are fine with that, right?

atipofthehat

@parallel-lines

Stay away from Edith!

parallel-lines

@atipofthehat Stay away?! I was gonna ask her if she wanted a roommate. I'm an awesome dancer!

MeganToTheMax

Dallas/Fort Worth?

Xora

Maybe safer to start with Texas? Any Texans here besides me and MeganToTheMax?

theharpoon

@Xora Yes. And I know there are others. But Texas is so huge!

Xora

@theharpoon I'm in Houston. Y'all?

theharpoon

@Xora Austin. I'm always surprised when I Ctrl-F these threads for Austin and it never comes up! I'd think there would be plenty of other Hairpinners here.

ennaenirehtac

@theharpoon Austin here!

wee_ramekin

@theharpoon Austin here, too!

spex

@wee_ramekin yes yes yes! spiderhouse? shangri-la? let's play!

likethestore

Thanks for celebrating my birthday you guys!

parla

hate you guys for doing this when I still have finals (also hate my university for having finals until the 23rd.)

Tuna Surprise

Are we supposed to bring baked goods/finger foods? Will there be someplace to display our dioramas?

shenannies

@Tuna Surprise Economy Candy is very close, that counts as fingers foods and no cooking is involved! If I can mosey on in that will be something I consider.

applestoapples

Will there still be name tags and/or hollow potatoes from which to imbibe?

atipofthehat

@applestoapples

Will there be people drinking from name tags? I'M IN!

applestoapples

@atipofthehat Oops, I killed parallelism. I meant people drinking from name tags carved on potatoes.

punkahontas

@applestoapples I'll bring a sharpie. If there are no name tags, we can just write our screen names on our foreheads. Or maybe right above our mouths, so they can appear above our "comments."

Edith Zimmerman

@applestoapples There will be that!

alpelican

Will be drinking somewhere in New Orleans that night if other Hairpinners want to join.

roaringkitten

@alpelican where y'at, dawlin?

theharpoon

@alpelican ONE DAY.

Creature Cheeseman

@alpelican Let's really do a New Orleans meetup too!!

alpelican

@m.cat Same Hairpin time, same Hairpin date. (aka 5/20 at 7 PM)

Cure on Freret? That seems classy enough. I can bring a cake, too!

theharpoon

@alpelican I know some of the bartenders there! If Kirk's there, tip him good. He's married to my awesome lady friend. God, so jealous.

alpelican

@theharpoon This is totally going to end up with me sitting at the bar alone, eating a cake and drinking French 75s. I've definitely had worse Thursday nights, though.

roaringkitten

@alpelican OMG! the hairpin is now in my head! the french 75 is MY DRINK TOO. i will be there.

Creature Cheeseman

@alpelican Oh nooo!I just checked my calendar and I'll actually be out of town that weekend. Can we do another one later, pretty please? Also, is there a way to do direct messages on here or something?

alpelican

@m.cat ok, let's do one later. i don't know about direct messages but my email is hey.alpelican at gmail. i'll organize/be dictator/etc for Hairpins Across America - New Orleans Region

empem

i'll say it again: DC next time, you guys!

Vicky

@empem Yes. Yes.

Sydney C

@empem Yes to a DC meetup!

julia

@empem 2nded! It can be on my patio. I mean after we all meet somewhere well-lit in public first and tell a friend where we are going.

mgll

@empem Yes please. Can we make this happen, even kind of informally?

cherrispryte

@empem Strongly agreed! Some Thursday in early June?

AliBird

@empem One more for DC!

Gnome Vagina

@empem DC vote!

cherrispryte

@Gnome Vagina Okay. Everyone. Email me at cherrispryte at gmail dot com if you're in DC, would like to attend a hairpin meetup, and have an interest in either organizing the thing or specific day preferences. (I am not saying this to steal anyone's organizational thunder, this is just the only way I have ever seen these things work.) I will mention this again the next time Edith posts about the other meetups, as this is a half-dead thread.

miss marie

I want to go, but I live in stupid Kentucky! (Ky is actually awesome.) Any other Hairpinners in Louisville??

PBandJ

@miss marie A little north and little more Ohio, but close enough!

miss marie

@PBandJ Cinci? Excellent! Let's get a few more ladies on board and we'll have ourselves a regional meetup!

Freddie DeBoer@facebook

I used to buy sandwiches from you.

Edith Zimmerman

@Freddie DeBoer@facebook ...

Edith Zimmerman

@Freddie DeBoer@facebook Oh you did!

Freddie DeBoer@facebook

@Freddie DeBoer@facebook Yup.

Jolie Kerr

So darn excited!!!

LadySnarksalot

So.. anyone think this will ever happen in Toronto? Or should I just sit in my living room, drinking with my imaginary friends?

clairedelune

@MotherChucker I will drink with you (and your imaginary friends) in Toronto.

Allied Biscuit

@MotherChucker Just registered to say I would be in for a Toronto meetup.
And for the record, I come here for the exclusive Garfield interviews.

bombazinedoll

@MotherChucker I will join in on this happening.

absofreakinglutely

When will this happen in San Francisco? SF Hairpinners unite!

no way

@supergail let's make it happen. SF or Oakland, I know there are some East Bay folks on here. How about we do a follow up on the 20th? The Tunnel Top was mentioned at one point, or if we're in the East Bay maybe the Missouri Lounge. What say you, Bay Area?

Ms. Information

@supergail @no way YES! Oh, but maybe not the 20th, but don't let that stop you.

permafrost

@supergail Yes, San Francisco must represent! Keep me in the loop please if one of these is planned.

permafrost

@Ms. Information Oh and yes, nix on the 20th. I'm booked up on that night!

diane47

Seattle, anyone? Or Vancouver BC?

swxnw

@diane47 I was hopping for the same thing, but I'm not seeing any more Seattle people (Sad face!)

MsChilePepper

@diane47 Seattle here, too!

crich

@diane47 vancouver! i'm in!

lagreen

We've got two interested people for Philly--can we get two or three more to make it an actual meetup? Going once, going twice!

Multiphasic

I may try and duck in, if gentlemen of the intermittently hyperactive and paralyzed-by-shyness type are kosher.

deepomega

It's true! LA people: Show the fuck up at the Parlour Room so it's not just me and Maria and Matt doing shots.

Actually wait, that sounds pretty great?

jstar

@deepomega how will i know it's you and maria and matt and not another random group of 3? and how will you know that it's me? will we get hairpin name tags? or should we show up with a hairpin on our shirt? or...?

Matthew Gallaway

@jstar I'm planning on bringing my cat out to the meetup, too. You can do that in L.A. right?

swxnw

@jstar I'm not going to be there (live in Seattle) but I would think wearing the hairpin on the shirt would be the most awesomesauce way to identify each other!

omgkitties

@jstar I plan on being this lady http://tinyurl.com/3ry3r9w

deepomega

@jstar: I will be dressed as an Awl, Maria as a Hairpin. Think foam mascot costumes.

(I will wear a yellow t-shirt that has a joke about baking on it! That is usually the best way to get people to know who I am!)

omgkitties

@deepomega This is gonna end up with us all discussing recent/favorite Awl/Hairpin posts (like when you go out with coworkers and it's all 'can you believe the boss did that? stupid boss!') isn't it? I sure hope the 19th is a big day for spider news...

wb
wb

@Matthew Gallaway WHICH CAT?

Tammy Pajamas

@deepomega In!
Unless I chicken out at the last minute.

Matthew Gallaway

@wb ALL THREE OF THEM! I never go anywhere without them....

ELECTROMAGNETIC CHAOS

@deepomega: Good - wear a small Hairpin name badge, with your commenter name on it if you wish
Better - find the other meetup people and introduce yourself with your real name, then say all sorts of things about the other commenters without revealing your own commenting name
Best - claim to be someone else and get them blackballed

leonstj

Wait just to be clear, what is the stance on hairpin dude-readers? I'd like to offer this comment into evidence as exhibit (a) of why you should welcome us.

veryanonymous

@leon.saintjean and also @ multiphasic and also @ anyone who says they're a weird lurker should they come and @ generally anyone who feels shy about attending: I think you should attend! Why not attend? Enjoy the glorious democracy of the publicly posted blog-fan meetup. I plan to!

Edith Zimmerman

@leon.saintjean Everyone is welcome! COME!

cherrispryte

@blily Strongly seconded what blily and Edith said. Lurkers, newbies, boys, come come come! None of us bite! (Except sometimes in a sexy way, but that is not the point.)

perfect_cursive

Yay the Magician! I can blame the weird yellow lighting for my weird face.

GoCeilings

I swear I didn't just book my flight ten minutes ago - bizarrely, I am arriving in NYC from Sydney that afternoon. But having only been a Hairpin lurker with no mates, should I come? Will anyone say hi? Eep!

punkahontas

@Alsy You should come. Many of us (myself included) have never met any other hairpinners in real life. Plus, it's too big of a coincidence. You HAVE to go!

Edith Zimmerman

@Alsy COME AND SAY HI!!!

GoCeilings

@Alsy Yippeeee! I didn't realise how far down the HP rabbit hole I'd gone until just now when I got more excited than I'd been in any of the previous planning stages of my holiday...

DoctorDisaster

Status: SAD AND IN THE SOUTH

theharpoon

@DoctorDisaster Tell me about it.

theharpoon

@DoctorDisaster Not literally, but, you know.

cherrispryte

@theharpoon BOTH OF YOU COME TO DC IT IS CLOSER THAN NY.

theharpoon

@cherrispryte I have unchangeable plans that day!!!! And I am poor.

theharpoon

Look. This is what's going to happen. The next time I come to New York, likely in August, you guys are going to do this again. Actually, why don't you just plan to do it every day in August, that way I can just come any time. Thanks.

Xora

Maybe there should be one for everybody in the South and Southwest? What's the midpoint for us all? Atlanta? East Chickenfoot, Kentucky?

She was a retail whore

Yay! The NY meetup is on my birthday. Instant party!

The Secret Sharer

I have a solution - The Hairpin should do a world tour!

almond-joy

Three days before my birthday, two days before Judgment Day! I'm a habitual lurker (this is actually only my first comment!) but I'd really love to be there. SHOULD I GO??

She was a retail whore

@alohajoy Yes. We can have birthday funsies together!

parisskyes

Friends? Boston? No?

Feminist Killjoy

NOOOO i live in LA but am going to seattle TOMORROW shiz shiz shiz

ultrapotato

i hope the cake is not a lie. i will buy booze either way :)

nelbel22

Ohhhhh I am in LA and DOWN like a CLOWN in a PROM GOWN for the next one! I will wear a clean pair of pants and everything. How often do things of this nature occur?

flowersnvrbend

will you guys be doing another get-together in nyc in the near future?

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