Bay Area iNat Happy Hour, Dec. 15, Lost & Found in Oakland

Hey folks, following our last happy our in SF, we're doing another in Oakland:

Tuesday December 15, 2015
5pm - 7pm (or however long you want to stay)
Lost & Found
2040 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94612
b/t 21st St & 20th St

It's only a few blocks from 19th St. BART, so hopefully relatively accessible. Anyway, summon the troops! A semi-random list of people I can think of in or around the East Bay:

@acollins
@adrained
@alexshepard
@antnat
@belinda
@bluebird101
@constance
@damontighe
@danielled83
@eddiebug
@greenrosettas
@heathermarie
@hfabian
@ivanparr
@joelle
@kestrel
@kevinhintsa
@leftcoastnaturalist
@loarie
@loloscheiner
@marisa
@marissaortegawelch
@maundering
@mkoo
@nikbertulis
@primalux
@rademacherdan
@rebeccafay
@rhislop
@screws
@taj
@temminicki
@tiwane
@victoriousness

Please spread the word!

Posted by kueda kueda, December 04, 2015 07:06 PM

Comments

I would love to join you guys!

Posted by folini over 6 years ago (Flag)

Yes, all are welcome!

Posted by kueda over 6 years ago (Flag)

what is this about? a naturalists day? group hiking?

Posted by bluebird101 over 6 years ago (Flag)

If someone has access to a sloth, please bring one we can debauch.

Posted by tiwane over 6 years ago (Flag)

@bluebird101, just drinks with iNaturalist folks at a local pub so people can meet each other in person.

Posted by kueda over 6 years ago (Flag)

It's so close to my house! But I'll be getting back from a trip that evening...so I hope to make it. Also - didn't know about other one...

Posted by screws over 6 years ago (Flag)

sound good

Posted by bluebird101 over 6 years ago (Flag)

Neat! I will almost certainly be there

Posted by primalux over 6 years ago (Flag)

Dangit. Teaching my last mushroom class that night. Next time!

Posted by leptonia over 6 years ago (Flag)

@tiwane Debauched Sloth should be the name of an iNat members sludge metal band.

Posted by leptonia over 6 years ago (Flag)

Sounds too good to miss! great idea
Observations will be made....

Posted by mkoo over 6 years ago (Flag)

I would love to come but I won't be back in town until the 19th.

Posted by belinda over 6 years ago (Flag)

will be there!

Posted by acollins over 6 years ago (Flag)

oh darn it! I'll be heading to Chicago that day! :/

Posted by joelle over 6 years ago (Flag)

@dpom, @anudibranchmom, @sea-kangaroo, @metsa, @tomv, @robberfly, and anyone else on the other side of the Bay who came last time, if you're interested in schlepping it out to Oakland, this is happening on Tuesday!

Posted by kueda over 6 years ago (Flag)

and to think I almost missed out. I will try and make the gathering of the tribes.

Posted by taj over 6 years ago (Flag)

I'll be there! Possibly with some friends in tow.

(Are sloths the optimal debauchimals, or will other xenarthrans do?)

Posted by sea-kangaroo over 6 years ago (Flag)

Xenarthrans of any stripe will do. I was referencing Patrick O'Brian's great Aubrey-Maturin books, which everyone should read.

"what is the matter with the sloth?" It was curled on Jack's knee, breathing heavily: its bowl and Jack's glass stood empty on the table. Stephen picked it up, peered into its affable, bleary face, shoot it, and hung it upon its rope. It seized hold with one fore and one hind foot, letting the others dangle limp, and went to sleep.
Stephen looked sharply round, saw the decanter, smelt to the sloth, and cried, "Jack, you have debauched my sloth."

Posted by tiwane over 6 years ago (Flag)

Lol! And that reminds me of the pet rock hyrax from Born Free:
"She was a vegetarian but had a craving for alcohol, and for the strongest spirits at that; she would pull the bottle over, extract the cork, and swig the liquor."

Posted by sea-kangaroo over 6 years ago (Flag)

Great to see and/or meet y'all!

My friends enjoyed themselves a lot; as they said afterwards "it's nice to talk to people who go outside"!

Posted by sea-kangaroo over 6 years ago (Flag)

It was nice to meet you all in person!
Thank you Ken-ichi for organizing this iNat Happy-Hour.

Posted by folini over 6 years ago (Flag)

Here's Tony's photo of the crew early on:

from his journal post. Not pictured are @acollins, @rhislop, @loloscheiner, and @adrained, who showed up later. Thanks for coming out, everyone! Next time... South Bay?

Posted by kueda over 6 years ago (Flag)

Where's the photo of everyone after 5 beers? :P So bummed I missed it. Can we have it at Little Shamrock near CalAcademy next time? Love that place!

Posted by joelle over 6 years ago (Flag)

I once spent at least an hour, very drunk, watching house mice raid the popcorn machine at The Little Shamrock (I used to live over there). It's still all I can think of when I think of that place.

Also I can't believe I missed this meetup. I got up at 5 am to go take a final and then came home and fell asleep. Woke up around 3 and completely forgot that it was happening.

Posted by primalux over 6 years ago (Flag)

So cool! :)

Posted by sambiology over 6 years ago (Flag)

Oh no! I only just saw this now - next time for sure

Posted by heathermarie over 6 years ago (Flag)

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