Attention St. Louis Meet Uppers: Opiejeanne Is Coming To Town!

I have no idea if it is one if by land and two if by sea for a Balloon Juice meet up, but whatever it is: The Opiejeannes are coming! The Opiejeannes are coming!

Commenter Lapassionara has emailed asking if I would provide the details to the forthcoming Opiejeanne invasion:

Opiejeanne is coming to town, and we have decided to have a Jackal meet up this Thursday, June 27th, starting at 5 pm, at McGurks, in the Soulard area.

And since the only song I can think of with McGurk in it is the Irish Rover, here’s the Irish Rovers singing it.

Open thread!








Open Thread: Possible NYC Meet-Up?

Query from faithful commentor NotMax:

Checking on interest in a NYC area meet-up.

Shall be arriving in the area July 23, leaving August 7. Only date I
know of at this point which might be iffy is the 28th.

Would be satisfied with the same spot as last year as it is convenient to all mass transit, but certainly not married to the idea.

Possible dates, time and location all subject to jackal recommendations, consensus and convenience; please, please chime in.

Lurkers, friends & companions welcome, as always. Leave a comment, or email me and I’ll forward your message to NotMax.








Kansas City and St. Louis Meet Ups With the Opie Jeannes!

For those in the Kansas City and/or St. Louis areas interested in a meet up, I bring glad tidings from commenter Opie Jeane!

We are traveling on Sunday the 23rd to Kansas City and will be there until the next morning, when we head down to the Ozarks to visit cousins. We will be in St Louis on the 27th and wonder if jackals in either city would like to meet with us for supper.

So that’s a possible Kansas City meet up on June 23, 2019 and a possible St. Louis meet up on June 27, 2019.

If you’re interested, sound off in the comments!

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Portland, OR Meet Up: Apparently I’m Supposed To Do a Proof of Life Post

Who knew?

Anyhow, here are the Portland, OR meet uppers or up meeters:

  1. Mnemosyne stated that: “Sorry, I had to take it myself so I’m not in it.”
  2. Landscape (horizontal) mode for pictures and videos!
  3. If you’re in the picture and you want to do so, identify yourself in the comments.

Open thread!








Portland, OR Friday 14 June 2019 Meet Up Details

Mnemosyne Muse emailed asking if I’d do an update with the details for tomorrow night’s meet up in Portland, OR. So here are the details she provided:

It looks like we’ll be meeting at 7 pm on Friday 6/14 at the Rookery Bar above Raven & Rose at 1331 S.W. Broadway. If someone local could volunteer to bring some green balloons, that’s always helpful in allowing the group to locate each other. I’ll be wearing my black “Hamilton” Los Angeles t-shirt since that usually makes me easy to identify.

Here’s a link to the Rookery Bar and the Raven & Rose Restaurant for those looking for further details.

Here’s what the t-shirt looks like:

As a teaser, for those of you in St. Louis, new home of Lord Stanley’s Cup – Mazel Tov! by the way – please save the date of 27 June 2019 as commenter OpieJeanie will be in town and wants to do a meet up there. I’ll do a dedicated post for this over the weekend, but here’s what she’s sent me. She’ll also be in KC on 23 June 2019, in case anyone there would also like a meet up. Here’s what she’s sent me so far

We are traveling on Sunday the 23rd to Kansas City and will be there until the next morning, when we head down to the Ozarks to visit cousins. We will be in St Louis on the 27th and wonder if jackals in either city would like to meet with us for supper.

So if you’re in KC and are interested in a meet up on the 23rd, or St. Louis and interested in one on the 27th, save the dates and look for a dedicated post on this over the weekend.

Open thread!