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Patrick.net Coffee Hour Sat Nov 10th at 10:00am

By Patrick   2012 Nov 6, 3:28am   8,196 views   64 comments   watch (1)   quote      

If anyone wants to meet up for coffee this coming Saturday Nov 10th, I'll be at La Boulange at the corner of High Street and University Ave (151 University Ave) in Palo Alto at 10:00am.

I'll wear a blue Notre Dame baseball cap with "ND" on the front.

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25   bg     2012 Nov 10, 12:44am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

I gave up coffee a couple of months ago. This may be a special occasion, though. I am totally up for a photo!

26   bg     2012 Nov 10, 6:28am  ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike   quote    

I had a really nice time today. It was fun to meet everyone who showed up. A very nice group of people. I should have moved down to the other end of the table to talk to Leo and PK. Hopefully we can do that again sometime.

Got a copy of the book AND a bumper sticker. WOOOO HOOOO!

27   David Losh     2012 Nov 10, 6:37am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Will there be pictures?

28   Patrick   1860/1860 = 100% civil   2012 Nov 10, 6:47am  ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Funny you should ask right when I'm uploading the group photo:

29   Peter P   78/78 = 100% civil   2012 Nov 10, 9:13am  ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike   quote    

It was a fun meeting! I got to meet justme. As expected, he was a smart, reasonable, and interesting person! We should have more of this.

Thanks Patrick for organizing the coffee hour.

30   elliemae     2012 Nov 10, 12:15pm  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Seems like there was something afoot...

31   pkennedy   2/2 = 100% civil   2012 Nov 10, 12:51pm  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Hm my feet seemed to have gotten in there.

32   justme   118/118 = 100% civil   2012 Nov 10, 1:53pm  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Awesome meeting, we just could not stop talking.

I'm disappointed (?) though that no realtors showed up to harass us. Except maybe that lady with the macbook that showed up towards the end (not your wife pkennedy, I mean at the other end of the table :)). She looked the part and could have been a NAR spy :)

But were there only 8 pairs of feet, I thought there were 9 of us??

33   justme   118/118 = 100% civil   2012 Nov 10, 1:56pm  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Peter P says

justme says

Melmakian == Shrek ??

Peter P says

Are you testing for equality or identity? Or does it even matter? :-)

[Geek Joke Alert]. I wanted to test for equality rather than "assign" blame.

Shrekgrinch, you shoulda' been there.

34   Peter P   78/78 = 100% civil   2012 Nov 10, 2:19pm  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

I was looking forward to meet Shrek in his furry costume. :-)

35   Patrick   1860/1860 = 100% civil   2012 Nov 10, 3:16pm  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Should we all show up at some open house next time, mess with the realtor, and then laugh about it at a cafe?

36   KILLERJANE     2012 Nov 10, 4:41pm  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Only one girl there?

37   KILLERJANE     2012 Nov 10, 4:42pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Next to the flip flopper

38   Peter P   78/78 = 100% civil   2012 Nov 10, 5:17pm  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    


Should we all show up at some open house next time, mess with the realtor, and then laugh about it at a cafe?

Let's not be mean. We are better than that. :-)

39   justme   118/118 = 100% civil   2012 Nov 10, 11:42pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

It's tempting, though. We don't have to be better than them ;-)

40   Patrick   1860/1860 = 100% civil   2012 Nov 11, 12:44am  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

KILLERJANE says

Only one girl there?

You are right. Good reading of shoes.

41   mell   63/63 = 100% civil   2012 Nov 11, 2:17am  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

KILLERJANE says

Next to the flip flopper

Were you admiring the flip-floppers gorgeous feet?

42   Peter P   78/78 = 100% civil   2012 Nov 11, 3:31am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Perhaps Patrick can upload the picture to http://www.wikifeet.com/.

Not sure if we qualify as celebrities. :-)

43   jvolstad   146/146 = 100% civil   2012 Nov 11, 3:41am  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    


Should we all show up at some open house next time, mess with the realtor, and then laugh about it at a cafe?

Count me in for that! I might bring a copy of my bank statement, showing how much cash I have saved renting, and tell the Realtor "you're not going to get my money."

44   Patrick   1860/1860 = 100% civil   2012 Nov 11, 3:45am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Peter P says

Perhaps Patrick can upload the picture to http://www.wikifeet.com/.

Not sure if we qualify as celebrities. :-)

Damn, I checked and they limit photos to actors who are in IMDB.

45   jvolstad   146/146 = 100% civil   2012 Nov 11, 4:37am  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    


Peter P says

Perhaps Patrick can upload the picture to http://www.wikifeet.com/.

Not sure if we qualify as celebrities. :-)

Damn, I checked and they limit photos to actors who are in IMDB.

Jessup, MD hotel room. Resting up before flying back to SFO. And yes, I have big feet. ;-)

46   Patrick   1860/1860 = 100% civil   2012 Nov 11, 4:40am  ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike   quote    

BTW, thanks to justme for pointing out that Patrick.net is now the second Google result for "cannibal anarchy":

http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&hl=en&q=cannibal+anarchy

It makes me proud. Sniff.

47   Peter P   78/78 = 100% civil   2012 Nov 11, 6:44am  ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Cannibal Anarchism marginalizes vegetarians.

48   justme   118/118 = 100% civil   2012 Nov 11, 11:46am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

I was trying to find out where the whole Cannibal Anarchy meme came from. I thought it may have been from a movie or something, but nobody seemed to know.

Shostakovich, don't tell me you INVENTED it??

49   Peter P   78/78 = 100% civil   2012 Nov 11, 2:04pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Some people here are really inventive. I will not be surprised if he did coin that term.

50   coriacci1     2012 Nov 11, 4:43pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

the cleanest shoes i’ve seen in a long time. bet youze guys are all suburban drivaholics.

51   leo707     2012 Nov 12, 2:02am  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

bg says

I had a really nice time today. It was fun to meet everyone who showed up. A very nice group of people.

Yeah, I had a good time also. I would have liked to have stayed longer. Conversation was pretty lively for a group of people who just met. I was expecting at least a few awkward attempts at small talk.

bg says

I should have moved down to the other end of the table to talk to Leo and PK. Hopefully we can do that again sometime.

It is always nice to have a reason to come back.

52   leo707     2012 Nov 12, 2:05am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

coriacci1 says

the cleanest shoes i’ve seen in a long time. bet youze guys are all suburban drivaholics.

Nah, Patrick must have been using a soft-lens. The shoes were not that clean.

At least one person rode a bike there, and some of the others were city dwellers.

53   KILLERJANE     2012 Nov 12, 2:42am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

mell says

KILLERJANE says

Next to the flip flopper

Were you admiring the flip-floppers gorgeous feet?

Just smart. I am a fan of heels n jeans. Boots n jeans.

54   KILLERJANE     2012 Nov 12, 2:43am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Who is the flip flopper? Spill it. Who is the boots girl?

55   Patrick   1860/1860 = 100% civil   2012 Nov 12, 2:53am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

I'm the bike rider (anywhere I can possibly go by bike or train, I do) and my shoes are the brown loafers on the left.

Same place in a month? My only complaint is that that cafe is very noisy and it can be hard to hear.

56   leo707     2012 Nov 12, 3:08am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    


I'm the bike rider (anywhere I can possibly go by bike or train, I do) and my shoes are the brown loafers on the left.

I drove to get there, but my usual commute to work is by foot.


Same place in a month? My only complaint is that that cafe is very noisy and it can be hard to hear.

Yeah, it was hard to hear what was going on at the other end of the table.

I would be up for meeting again, but with the holidays coming up I might find it difficult to find the time until after the new year. If you set another meeting up again before then I will try to make it.

57   bg     2012 Nov 12, 9:04pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

KILLERJANE says

Only one girl there?

Mine were the girl feet :-)

58   bg     2012 Nov 12, 9:09pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

leo707 says

Yeah, it was hard to hear what was going on at the other end of the table.

I think there is a library near there that might have a little conference room we can use. I know the Belmont library has conference rooms. And it has a Starbucks and a bagel place across the street.

justme says

It's tempting, though. We don't have to be better than them ;-)

Peter P says

Let's not be mean. We are better than that. :-)

We don't have to be mean. We can just share ideas with each other. Don't even have to include them in that lively conversation.

59   errc   468/475 = 98% civil   2012 Nov 12, 9:20pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Peter P says

Cannibal Anarchism marginalizes vegetarians.

Rigghtfully so

60   justme   118/118 = 100% civil   2012 Nov 14, 11:29am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

bg says

We don't have to be mean. We can just share ideas with each other.

Yup, it could be more of an exchange of viewpoints between open-house visitors. Pros and cons, pricing, value and the like.

61   mell   63/63 = 100% civil   2012 Nov 14, 12:09pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

KILLERJANE says

Who is the flip flopper? Spill it. Who is the boots girl?

Flip flopper.

62   elliemae     2012 Nov 15, 10:25am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

mell says

Flip flopper.

nice toes. flip flops (or as I call them, formal wear) are my fav shoes.

63   EastCoastBubbleBoy     2012 Nov 15, 11:05am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

someone (preferably not me) should put together an East Coast meet-up after the holidays.

64   Tenpoundbass   995/997 = 99% civil   2012 Nov 15, 11:30pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

Flip Flops = Florida Florsheim

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