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Musicman..mkt square is terrible during happy hr....parking is a b!tch. The Volcano has a awesome tiki bar that has huge tables (but most stand) and it would be very easy for someone to just leave if they werent having a good time. What the bar behind Nit Noi in the village that kinda has mod decor? That would be great as well...I really dont think its hard to pick people out that are on the HAIF..one picked me out at the store, and the ones I have met just look like I imagined someone on the HAIf would look.

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i'll think about it....i rarely go ot the village anymore because of the parking situation. last 2 times i went, someone asked me to go with her because she wouldn't be able to find a parking space. and voila, we couldn't. downtown is a piece of cake compared to the village. the only place i go in the village is benjy's because they have their own lot.

i gave up on the volcano yrs ago because of the bad drinks. i'll go check it out again though with a friend who lives arond the corner

just keep the date open...i'm thinking after 6 at the earliest.

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Pace yourself. Don't want you to take a stand AND write a post with more than a single sentence at the same time. Your head might explode, or some of us might just die out of sheer surprise and lose some bets.

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Pace yourself. Don't want you to take a stand AND write a post with more than a single sentence at the same time. Your head might explode, or some of us might just die out of sheer surprise and lose some bets.

talkin to the doorman again?

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Benjis is what I was thinking...if everyone else is like me, I need a place that I could just leave without feeling weird. A sitdown dinner or lunch is such a commitment. How can you go wrong at Volcano with the frozen scredrivers?

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How bout the MArqui..

Village area without the Village parking issues.

Never a crowd.

And each of you get one of their big arse long island iced teas in ya... y'all will probably come up with a Haify Anthem by the time ya leave.

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I could walk there.

However.. i think that is way too mundane and generic a choice for the majority of haifers..... It has no flavor !

And it still puts everyone on the nightmare that is westheimer during rush hour.

Fine.....Then we'll all just meet at Treasure's, it is a little further from the Galleria, just a little !

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How bout the MArqui..Village area without the Village parking issues.Never a crowd.And each of you get one of their big arse long island iced teas in ya... y'all will probably come up with a Haify Anthem by the time ya leave.
The Village sux. How about some place further our Westheimer (maybe in Carillion or somewhere)? I've been dying to try out Yao's.Or how about LaStrada's on a Sunday. That would be cool!

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Lol, and how does your imagination see someone on HAIF?

And who the hell is talking about meeting at La Strada? Why would anyone want to do that? I can't imagine anything weirder.

Musicman..mkt square is terrible during happy hr....parking is a b!tch. The Volcano has a awesome tiki bar that has huge tables (but most stand) and it would be very easy for someone to just leave if they werent having a good time. What the bar behind Nit Noi in the village that kinda has mod decor? That would be great as well...I really dont think its hard to pick people out that are on the HAIF..one picked me out at the store, and the ones I have met just look like I imagined someone on the HAIf would look.

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i would vote for a place that serves food, but isn't necessarily a restaurant.

my favorite is Warren's (and Market Square), but maybe i need to get out more :blush:

Volcano isn't terrible but i have always been lucky and parked within a block or two of the place.

Past gatherings i can remember were at Berryhill (Heights), Kelvin Arms, and Warren's...they all seemed to accommodate well.

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I really dont think its hard to pick people out that are on the HAIF..one picked me out at the store, and the ones I have met just look like I imagined someone on the HAIf would look.

That is kind of scary/hilarious/bizarre!

I imagine having a photo on personal profile is the give-away? Hee Hee :lol:

Yucatan Liquor Stand (on Richmond) used to have that big bus that would drive around Houston and pick up partiers and cruise around the city. Can you imagine everyone here on the same bus?

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The Village sux. How about some place further our Westheimer (maybe in Carillion or somewhere)? I've been dying to try out Yao's.Or how about LaStrada's on a Sunday. That would be cool!

I think Uptown is as bout as far out that you're going to get the majority of haifers to go to.

For some people on here, if its outside 610, it doesn't exist.

From a realistic standpoint though, you have to assume we live all over... so going "out" in any one direction will be inconvenient for anyone that lives out in another direction enough that they won't show up and we won't have a good turnout.

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Lol, and how does your imagination see someone on HAIF?

And who the hell is talking about meeting at La Strada? Why would anyone want to do that? I can't imagine anything weirder.

La Strada is weird, but so are many of the people on here.

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La Strada is weird, but so are many of the people on here.

:lol::lol::lol:

La Strada is just a nice little restaurant. Expensive but not strange? Some people here worship Washington Ave. There are plenty of places there with free parking. Its kind of central to most.

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:lol::lol::lol:

La Strada is just a nice little restaurant. Expensive but not strange? Some people here worship Washington Ave. There are plenty of places there with free parking. Its kind of central to most.

It's like a nightclub on Sunday Brunch complete with DJs, (sometimes) topless or nearly topless gals (if you're into that kinda thing and if they've had a bit too much to drink),and plenty of fun. Every swag under the sun.

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It's like a nightclub on Sunday Brunch complete with DJs, (sometimes) topless or nearly topless gals (if you're into that kinda thing and if they've had a bit too much to drink),and plenty of fun. Every swag under the sun.

Exactly, so why would you want to hang out with a bunch of HAIFers you've never met while the guy next to you is doing a line? It's not exactly a scenario for conversation, especially given the rhetoric some of you guys like to carry on with.

I envision a Saturday Night Live skit:)

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Exactly, so why would you want to hang out with a bunch of HAIFers you've never met while the guy next to you is doing a line? It's not exactly a scenario for conversation, especially given the rhetoric some of you guys like to carry on with.

I envision a Saturday Night Live skit:)

Who said anything about doing lines?

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Anyway, I think we are all being amused by this thread, but no plan is being made. Just decide people.

How bout musicman throw a party at his place... BYOb..

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I envision a Saturday Night Live skit:)

more like Mad TV

In fact, everyone should check back and see the last meet/greet topic from a few months ago.

Same scenario. :lol:

Washington Ave is more away from mad crowds/homeless/cops/breathalizers, etc. Oops not really HPD is closer, bummer. This is silly/fun topic nonetheless.

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Serious question.

What do people on here expect of HAIF partys/meet and greets ?

I expected to get to know people, have fun, drink, play darts or something.

What i got the one time i went was within half an hr, the 10 of there were rehashing whatever the big threads at the time were and it was like that the entire time. It was disappointing. Haifers don't have to meet over drinks to discuss threads. I guess it was semi-cool putting a few faces to names, but to be honest, i didn't find it fun.

So.... For the people that have done these numerous times before -

Was it fun?

Was it what you were expecting ?

For those that havent been to one -

What would you expect one of these haif partys to be like ?

*Not trying to scare away anyone... I was just expecting it to be more fun and getting to know people... not just "another day on haif.. but in person"... and i'm wondering if I'm the only one that feels that way.

Fun would be seeing Redscare and Niche go at it in a drinking contest.

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Witty, enlightened, and urbane conversation.

Maybe get a chance to meet everyone, their significant others, and hear about them. I agree, it shouldn't be just HAIF-live.

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Serious question.

What do people on here expect of HAIF partys/meet and greets ?

I expected to get to know people, have fun, drink, play darts or something.

What i got the one time i went was within half an hr, the 10 of there were rehashing whatever the big threads at the time were and it was like that the entire time. It was disappointing. Haifers don't have to meet over drinks to discuss threads. I guess it was semi-cool putting a few faces to names, but to be honest, i didn't find it fun.

So.... For the people that have done these numerous times before -

Was it fun?

Was it what you were expecting ?

For those that havent been to one -

What would you expect one of these haif partys to be like ?

*Not trying to scare away anyone... I was just expecting it to be more fun and getting to know people... not just "another day on haif.. but in person"... and i'm wondering if I'm the only one that feels that way.

Fun would be seeing Redscare and Niche go at it in a drinking contest.

Ok, this is gonna be your Halloween costume this year. You must also wear it to the Xmas party.

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The real irony is the majority of the people on this forum are hardly what they seem in person. In fact almost the opposite. I would imagine it kind of like seeing an old friend from the good old days or like a class reunion. I would love talking about the funniest topics, like weird things, or words you hate.

I found most to be good humoured and quite hilarious. The angry persona is so passe'. Thats the part that puzzles me. Maybe The Men's Club would be a good meet place? (See sense of humor) :lol:

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i haven't forgotten. i was going to choose warren's but it may be crowded because the art car santas are doing their pearl harbor reenactment and i think now the m2 people are going to watch.

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i'm going to do the easy thing warren's. i should be there by 630.

the art car santas will be caroling at 9 and pearl harbor reenactment at 10.....so if it gets crowded i'll leave by then.

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So how was it? With any luck, still going.

How often do HAIF people do get togethers? I'm sure this way more entertaining than the function I had. Or at least I would hope so, since I was with actuaries.

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So how was it? With any luck, still going.

How often do HAIF people do get togethers? I'm sure this way more entertaining than the function I had. Or at least I would hope so, since I was with actuaries.

i'm still out with several members. i didn't realize santa was so haut.

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i'm still out with several members. i didn't realize santa was so haut.

They always are. That big ole belly and long beard. Not to mention the big black boots.

Santa has always been the original daddy-bear.

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They always are. That big ole belly and long beard. Not to mention the big black boots.

Santa has always been the original daddy-bear.

not quite what i was thinkin but see your point. :D

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Your friendly HAIF drunkards have decided that this Friday after work would be a grand time for another HAIFY Happy Hour. In an effort to broaden our horizons, RedScare and I were contemplating a downtown bar. He suggested GRAB, which I hear is closed now. Of course there's Warren's. I thought of Big Top (on Main next to the Continental Club). Also, Lucky's is quite the happening place these days.

Yays? Nays? Other Suggestions? Preference is for a full bar, (not a beer bar) and one with drink prices not in the stratosphere.

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Yays? Nays? Other Suggestions? Preference is for a full bar, (not a beer bar) and one with drink prices not in the stratosphere.

this place is tropospheric. had a call drink for about 9.50 or so.

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lone star may be another option. it's divey and located at travis and st joseph's pkwy. haven't been recently.

looks like it got house press's best bar atmosphere/decor for 2008.

This venerable downtown dive is home to a bar, a pool table, a country/classic rock jukebox and not much else, and that's okay. The clientele is primarily blue-collar, the beer is cheap and very cold, the shots are stiff, and it opens early in the afternoon. What the hell else do you need to get your drink on? A Golden Tee machine? And now you can get your drink outside -- they've just added a brand-new deck.

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lone star may be another option. it's divey and located at travis and st joseph's pkwy. haven't been recently.

looks like it got house press's best bar atmosphere/decor for 2008.

This venerable downtown dive is home to a bar, a pool table, a country/classic rock jukebox and not much else, and that's okay. The clientele is primarily blue-collar, the beer is cheap and very cold, the shots are stiff, and it opens early in the afternoon. What the hell else do you need to get your drink on? A Golden Tee machine? And now you can get your drink outside -- they've just added a brand-new deck.

I'd be down with that.

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Your friendly HAIF drunkards have decided that this Friday after work would be a grand time for another HAIFY Happy Hour. In an effort to broaden our horizons, RedScare and I were contemplating a downtown bar. He suggested GRAB, which I hear is closed now. Of course there's Warren's. I thought of Big Top (on Main next to the Continental Club). Also, Lucky's is quite the happening place these days.

Yays? Nays? Other Suggestions? Preference is for a full bar, (not a beer bar) and one with drink prices not in the stratosphere.

is Six Degrees Lounge still around?

Edited by CHiPs

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My plans for Friday night are a little up in the air, but I will try hard to join y'all. Not being 100% sure, though, I won't get into the bar-choosing - looks like there are some good minds already devoted to the task.

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