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Re: Connecticut meetup?

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:30 pm UTC
by Pixel
Dakun wrote:Well if you don't mind some casual observers with soda and chips wandering around the yard / garage / house and mingling, sounds like you can do a joint event. Perhaps I'll find something to build - or maybe just bring my truck and create a pool in the bed :-D.


That's totally cool. I'll send you a PM with my address.

Re: Connecticut meetup?

Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:36 pm UTC
by Johnny9919
I've been toying with the idea of building a tie interceptor and putting it on wheels almost like a stroller for kids but huge sized it would be wood i guess ...

mention it and the mad scientist thing to see if anyone is interested

Re: Connecticut meetup?

Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 12:52 pm UTC
by Pixel

Re: Connecticut meetup?

Posted: Thu May 08, 2008 3:55 pm UTC
by leaf
So, Pixel has announced Car Chase Movie night a number of times... just to let people know, I cook for these, and if people want to show up and see a particular car chase movie, speak up, as we can get damn near anything from netflix. Next one is in two weeks, I think, and looks like American Graffiti.

Re: Connecticut meetup?

Posted: Tue May 20, 2008 2:42 pm UTC
by leaf
So, Car Chase Movie Night is tomorrow. American Graffiti, and I am cooking, but don't know what yet. It's Pixel's thing though, so he can give details 8)

Re: Connecticut meetup?

Posted: Tue May 20, 2008 2:53 pm UTC
by Pixel
leaf wrote:So, Car Chase Movie Night is tomorrow. American Graffiti, and I am cooking, but don't know what yet. It's Pixel's thing though, so he can give details 8)


Not many details left to give. It'll be at my place in West Hartford. PM me if you want the address, anyone is welcome.

Re: Connecticut meetup?

Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 3:38 pm UTC
by parkaboy
WOOHOO! i didnt know it was CAR CHASE movie night!!!

Re: Connecticut meetup?

Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 4:36 pm UTC
by Pixel
parkaboy wrote:WOOHOO! i didnt know it was CAR CHASE movie night!!!


Every other Wednesday is Car Chase Movie Night, we're predictable that way. :)

I've been slack about mentioning in here for a while though.

Re: Connecticut meetup?

Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 12:09 pm UTC
by Pixel
Car Chase Movie Night this Wednesday, we'll be watching Transporter 2. Indestructible Audi, improbable driving and a psycho assassin in lingerie. You know you want to.

Re: Connecticut meetup?

Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 3:24 am UTC
by Dakun
So how about 8:30... lol.

I have class Wednesday 7-8:30, but i'd like to meet up at some point.

Re: Connecticut meetup?

Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 2:41 pm UTC
by ZeroSum
8:30 would make it more likely for me and parka to show up (though the current price of gas makes that less likely) and I can still drive home since I usually don't sleep until 1:30 anyway.

Re: Connecticut meetup?

Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 3:17 pm UTC
by parkaboy
Or I can drive since my car gets better gas mileage. You want to split gas cost?

Re: Connecticut meetup?

Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:13 pm UTC
by Pixel
parkaboy wrote:Or I can drive since my car gets better gas mileage. You want to split gas cost?


If you two plan on coming PM me or call me and we'll put an episode of Top Gear in around 6:30 to hold us over until 7:30 so you have time to get here.

Re: Connecticut meetup?

Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:18 pm UTC
by b.i.o
Figures I look at this thread the weekend AFTER you guys have a get-together :?.

Re: Connecticut meetup?

Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:23 pm UTC
by Pixel
We do Car Chase Movie Night every other Wednesday, so the next one is the 19th. Plan accordingly. :)

Re: Connecticut meetup?

Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:01 pm UTC
by ZeroSum
Sunday, June 15th: Autocross in Stratford, CT hosted by the Fairfield County Sports Car Club. Details at fcscc.com.

Re: Connecticut meetup?

Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:03 pm UTC
by Pixel
ZeroSum wrote:Sunday, June 15th: Autocross in Stratford, CT hosted by the Fairfield County Sports Car Club. Details at fcscc.com.


Meh. looks like SCCA doesn't allow xBs in their stock class, and the Comet is whoa broken and likely to stay that way for a while until I get replacement hubs machined.

Re: Connecticut meetup?

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:18 pm UTC
by Pixel
Meeting of the Mad Scientists Union this Saturday in West Hartford.

Re: Connecticut meetup?

Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:15 pm UTC
by Pixel
Car Chase Movie Night tonight, we're watching the first two episodes of the new season of Top Gear. We'll probably be watching a lot of top gear for the next two months, possibly interspersed with Car Chase Movies if we want to mix things up.

Saturday the 12th is this month's Meeting of the Mad Scientists Union.

Re: Connecticut meetup?

Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:16 pm UTC
by leaf
If you're coming to CCMN tonight, please reply -- I am cooking tonight and want to make sure there's enough for everyone.

Re: Connecticut meetup?

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:58 pm UTC
by Pixel
Car Chase Movie Night. Tonight is Mother, Juggs & Speed, and possibly some new Top Gears.

Re: Connecticut meetup?

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:02 pm UTC
by leaf
Tonight? Or tomorrow, Wednesday?

Re: Connecticut meetup?

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:12 pm UTC
by Pixel
Tomorrow, because I am an idiot.

Re: Connecticut meetup?

Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:57 pm UTC
by Pixel
Car Chase Movie Night tomorrow (Wed), We have both The Great Race and the last two episodes of this season's Top Gear.

Saturday is the Mad Scientists Union.

Re: Connecticut meetup?

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 1:17 pm UTC
by Pixel
I'll be hosting an OMGWTFBBQ at my place in West Hartford this Saturday, August 16th. The theme is "That's not right!" And everyone is encouraged to bring food, games, etc. that simply isn't right. The only rule with food is you have to eat the first bite of whatever you bring.

The party starts around noon and goes til we kick you all out. If you're interested in attending, PM me.

Re: Connecticut meetup?

Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:08 pm UTC
by parkaboy
I HAS AN EXCITEMENTS!!! Tomorrow is going to be so fun ^__^

I'm going to see if I can burn Forbidden Zone before coming over, just in case we need a really really fucked up movie.

(oingo Boingo made a movie? Yes... sortof. Yes.)

Re: Connecticut meetup?

Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 1:35 am UTC
by leaf
So awesome to see you and Zerosum yesterday! The party was so much fun.... and thank you for the dramatic reading 8)

And the.... cake was awesome!

Leaf

Re: Connecticut meetup?

Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 5:46 pm UTC
by Pixel
Car Chase Movie Night on Wednesday, Leaf has snagged us "Herbie the Love Bug" for this week, not to be confused with "Herpes, the Lust Bug" which is a very different and much less appealing movie (though with car chases in it, go figure).

Re: Connecticut meetup?

Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:29 pm UTC
by Pixel
Car Chase Movie night this Wed. We're watching Pixar's "Cars" in honor of Paul Newman.

Sat is Mad Scientist's Union.

As usual, PM me if you need directions/info/etc.

Re: Connecticut meetup?

Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:50 pm UTC
by Pixel
For those who don't read the RI meetup thread:
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Leaf & I will be attending this, should others be interested in joining us:

This Halloween, come down to the Steel Yard in Providence for another molten metal spectacular! The gates open at 6:00 on October 31st at the Steel Yard, and admission is $5. Activities from 6pm - 7pm will include a ceramic bowl sale by our Ceramics Cooperative, bike art and costume building with Recycle-A-Bike, and a pumpkin flinging trebuchet. Proceeds from the bowl sale will benefit the Ceramics Department and resident artists. Hot cider and snacks will be available by donation.

The Iron Guild's casting performance will start promptly at 7pm. The first Guild performance at the Steel Yard brought us a glowing skull with iron wings. Last year, they unveiled the giant flaming heart and poured molten iron into pumpkins. This year...zombies, brains, and candy.

Stick around after the pour for music from local Providence band Tides.


More info:
http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2008/10/the_steel_yards_2008_hall.html
http://babel.massart.edu/ironguild/events/events.html
http://thesteelyard.blogspot.com/2008/10/iron-pour-2008.html

Pic from a previous pour:
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Re: Connecticut meetup?

Posted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:33 am UTC
by leaf
HEY, everybody....
Car Chase Movie Night at Pixel's in West Hartford, Wednesday night, 6:30ish. Velvet and I are cooking, so PM Pixel to tell him you're coming for head count purposes, or to get directions!

Re: Connecticut meetup?

Posted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 2:38 pm UTC
by leaf
And another public service announcement:

The Meeting of the Mad Scientists Union has been moved to Springfield, MA this Saturday, Dec 6, 10am to 4pm. PM for address and directions.

Pixel has steampunk armor and a solar garage heater to work on, Ian will be doing something exciting with the forge (yes, folks, a real live smith with real live fire and HOT metal). You know you want to come. You're *dressed* like you want to come! one of uuuuusssssssss..... oooooooooone of uuuuuuuuuuuussssssssss..........

Oh yeah, hell if I know what my project will be, but it WILL BE COOL! 8)

Re: Connecticut meetup?

Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:37 pm UTC
by leaf
Sadly, as Ian is going to NC next week, and the holidays have been happening all over, we have to cancel the Meeting of the Mad Scientists' Union for January, but we will definitely hold it in Feb, after everyone has broken their resolutions and had a chance to recover from Christmas, New Year's and Arisia!

Re: Connecticut meetup?

Posted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 1:56 pm UTC
by leaf
I am happy to announce the triumphant return of The Meeting of the Mad Scientists/Open Forge Day in Springfield, MA, Sat, Feb 7th, 10am-5 or 6pm!

Come on out and work on a project of your own, or learn some basic blacksmithing!

PM me for address if you are interested.... should be fun. As always, we will have lunch stuff for the grill/stove, depending on weather, though contributions are always welcome!

Re: Connecticut meetup?

Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:53 pm UTC
by reishka
Dudes, I am so totally tired of being lonely, sitting in my house and drinking and playing FFXI on the weekends. (Weekends for me are Sunday - Tuesday).

Someone pleeeeeeeease let's do something? DDR, going to the cinema, a lunch date, something! I need to get out of my house and learn some social skills. ; _ ;

Re: Connecticut meetup?

Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:55 pm UTC
by Pixel
It isn't during your weekend, but we're still doing the Car Chase Movie Night every other Wednesday in West Hartford.

This week is either Death Race or Transporter3. Either one will have Jason Stathem, fast cars, bad acting and terrible scripts. Come for the explosions, stay for the mockery.

Re: Connecticut meetup?

Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:54 pm UTC
by reishka
:( Wednesdays don't work for me because of my work schedule. I work in Windsor until 6:45-7 PM on Wednesday and then I have to hike it back to Waterbury and go to bed, because I have to get up for 5 AM on Thursdays and work my 11 and 12 hour days.

Re: Connecticut meetup?

Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:05 pm UTC
by Pixel
Ouch. Well if we're doing anything on a more useful day I'll try and remember to post it here.

Re: Connecticut meetup?

Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:51 pm UTC
by reishka
Yeah, my work schedule looks something like this:

Wednesday: 12:45 PM - 6:45 PM
Thursday/Friday: 6:45 AM - 5:45 PM
Saturday: 6:45 AM - 6:45 PM

And I have that hour-long commute each way. I don't get in until 7 or 8 in the evenings, and I get up at 5 AM to leave at 5:45 in the morning.

BUT. I'm free Saturday nights/Sundays/Mondays/Tuesdays. And Tuesdays I can stay out a bit later as I don't have to leave until almost noon on Wednesday.

Re: Connecticut meetup?

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:02 pm UTC
by Vulcanis
:( Need moar meetups.