Denver Area Meet-Up

I think that Westminster might be a good central locale based on all the areas everyone said they were coming from – and after talking to friends in that area, they highly recommended this restaurant: Rositas. They had a birthday party there and said it was a good place for a large group and easy to have a conversation (one of the reasons I’ve nixed many of the great brew pubs – conversation is difficult).

Can we pick a date between Oct 16 and Oct 22? Some of you were not going to be around one week or another – let me know and we’ll do our best to work around it – since there was so much interest I’d like to make sure you can all make it.

Ok, give me your best days in the comments and if you have a real complaint about the restaurant, please offer another suggestion in that area. If anyone needs a ride, we’ll see if we can arrange things.

Things to remember – you’re getting this introvert out without Bixby and Bailey to provide a distraction – so don’t be shy. Lurkers are more than welcome. And I’m kind of hoping this will lead to some of us going on group dog walks and/or hikes later on.


37 replies
  1. 1
    Czanne says:

    I have a thing between 10 and 5 on the 21st. I can make it after, or any other afternoon/evening.

    As another introvert, thank you, Tamara.

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    hedgehog mobile says:

    I can do evenings during the week (commited the entire weekend of 21-22). Thanks for organizing!

  3. 3
    Ely Lake says:

    Almost any time during the weekend is best for me – but if it’s a weeknight I can probably re-arrange things to attend.

  4. 4
    orchid moon says:

    Anytime is fine. Thanks for your organizing the meet up.

  5. 5
    Mnemosyne says:

    I won’t be in Denver until July of next year, but closer to the date I’ll try to remind all y’all that I’ll be there.

  6. 6
    SiubhanDuinne says:


    I have a sister who lives in the Denver area (Aurora), and she’s forever after me to come out some time for a visit. If we can both remember, let’s try to coordinate calendars — I’d love to meet you as well as Colorado Juicers if we can work out timing.

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    Mnemosyne says:


    Yes! My schedule will be very tight, because I’ll be coming out for the Romance Writers of America conference, so it would probably be either the day before the conference starts or the day after it ends.

  8. 8

    Keep adding your preferences, I’ll check back tomorrow and come up with a plan.

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    Yutsano says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: @Mnemosyne: I might just fly down for this depending on when the conference is.

  10. 10
    Mnemosyne says:


    I can’t edit my comment, but it looks like the conference will be July 18th — July 21st, 2018.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:


    Well, let me know, either in comments or through a FP, or by email (you have mine — I have yours) the dates of your conference, and I’ll plan accordingly. Probably a lot easier for me to work around your schedule than vice versa.

    EDIT: Just saw your #10. I’ll plug in those dates for a possible road trip to Denver.

    EDIT THE SECOND: And Yutsano too! Yay!

  12. 12

    So is that Psych1 guy who is worried you would be mad that he blames Hillary supporters for Trump’s win going to show up?

  13. 13
    efgoldman says:

    @Major Major Major Major:

    So is that Psych1 guy who is worried you would be mad that he blames Hillary supporters

    I have several of his nyms pied. Adding more is no trouble.

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    Psych1 says:

    @Major Major Major Major: I may. You seem to be an asshole but I don’t feel that way about everyone here. I do find about half this group interesting – that is why I hang around. If it is goung to be a Bernie-hate circle jerk then there is no reason for me to come. But Denver and Colorado were Bernie strongholds so I would expect at least a few locals who share my views.

    I do believe that I would get along well with at least some of you. Clearly not all.

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    Ohio Mom says:

    I hope someone is making sure Cain can be there — I think that’s his name, the Linux guy who is new to Denver and at loose ends, and also the inspiration for this meet-up.

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    Snarly says:

    I could make it on the eve of the 19th or 20th, or the evening of the 22nd. Should be fun.

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    Steve in the ATL says:

    @Major Major Major Major: @efgoldman: I believe there is a conflicting Assange/Snowden/Putin rally that night

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    eponymous says:

    Getting in hopefully not too late, 19-20-21 Oct work best for me. Westminster well to the north of me, but I’d love to meet you all.

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    @Psych1: the only problem I have with your views is that you seem to think it’s the fault of the supporters of the candidate who lost that their candidate lost. I mean, I’m sure I think a lot of your other views are stupid, but that’s the only repugnant one.

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    @Major Major Major Major: It’s self-evident that if the supporters of the candidate who lost had been wise enough to support the candidate who lost to the candidate who lost, then he would have won.

  21. 21
    StringOnAStick says:

    Anytime or date works for me.

  22. 22
    Emma Anne says:

    It’s nonsense to assume that a person who caucused for Bernie dislikes HIllary or assumes she is to blame for Trump winning. Most of them were sad their favored candidate lost, and then went on to support Hillary enthusiastically. Because they are intelligent, reasonable adults. The ones that sulked and disrupted and tried to sabatoge the Democratic party we call Bernie Bros.

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    Psych1 says:

    I did vote for Hillary in the general but it was a very much “hold your nose” vote. Her Syria and Lybia positions were frightening to me. As important as all our domestic issues are, I believe our foreign policy positions are more critical.

    Of course we all seem to agree that Trump is the ultimate horror.

    I do not agree with the predominant beliefs here regarding Russia.

  24. 24
    Mnemosyne says:

    @Emma Anne:

    You missed Psych1 barging into the original announcement and proudly proclaiming that he was a Berniebro and would be coming to confront everyone.

    And he seems clueless as to why people might have taken offense to that.

  25. 25
    Psych1 says:

    @Mnemosyne: no need to confront. I much prefer to avoid those who believe as you do.

    If most of this group believes the same nonsense you do than I will not participate. However I do not believe that is the case.

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    @Psych1: To quote Psych1,

    But I’m a very committed Bernie fan, believe he would have won, and can’t help but blame Hillary supporters for Trump. If you have a problem with that I don’t need to know you.

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    Bokonon says:

    Count me in! All of those dates should work just fine – unless something comes up at my crazy job.

    This could be fun! Look forward to meeting everyone in person.

  28. 28
    thruppence says:

    I don’t always know my work schedule in advance but I’ll try to make it.

  29. 29
    Mnemosyne says:


    Yeah, the hardest part of martyring yourself is always getting that last nail in.

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    Yutsano says:

    @Mnemosyne: That’s workable…leave is definitely not an issue for me!

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    @Psych1: More crucial than health care? Civil rights? The economy? All things that Trump is messing up right now.
    To somebody who needs refuge in a safe place, Trump is no option.

    The Libyans and Syrians are basket cases because of brutal dictators, not HIllary. And Hillary wanted to stop the bleeding from civil wars and the aftermath of brutal repression.

  32. 32

    @Psych1: Give up now. Most of us do, having seen the entire play. Bernie may have been loved by the Birkenstocker types in Vermont (they don’t mind quirky), but in meat-and-potatoes America, he would have gone down like a lead anchor. An atheistic Jew who’s nearing 80, has an irritable temperment, and at best modest charisma, would have been a cat toy for Trump, who at least could rely on his tv personal for approachability. Bernie’s flirting with hard-left people would have had him named as a communist, and his proposals would have been shot at as “raising your taxes way too much”. Instead of at least winning the popular vote, Bernie would have been lucky to draw even.

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    Miss Bianca says:

    ooh, could it be Saturday night the 21st? That way, I have a chance of making it! Provided, of course, that the weather cooperates – still can’t believe we went from sunny and 65 yesterday to expecting 3-5 inches of freaking snow today!

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    Miss Bianca says:

    Or Sunday. Sunday the 22nd would work too. Sorry Hedgehog wouldn’t be able to make it that weekend, tho’!

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    cain says:

    I come back from China on the 17th, and then that following weekend is free until Sunday, and then I’m off to Raleigh, NC. So that weekend would rock for me. Otherwise, the following weekend I think okay as well. One of these days, I”m going to have to actually do the move from PDX to DEN. But first I need to get an apartment.

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    Borborygymi says:

    Monday and Wednesday are impossible for me, but I will try to make anything else.

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    Gretchen Diefenderfer says:

    16th 17th, 18th or 21st work. I’m a lurker, occasional commenter and big fan. Westminster sounds great – I’m in the mountains west of Boulder.
    Hope this comes together – my daughter would probably come, too.

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