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Holiday Party & New Member Brunch 2014

  • Jan 12, 2014 · 10:30 AM
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December is so busy with holiday events (and yes, we'll have some), friends, family, and work that we run out of weekends for our Meetup group! In that spirit, I keep partying into January, because we all know what a party animal I am! Come celebrate with GGSD for one last holiday event.

This is a brunch potluck. I will have some food and mimosa fixin's. Y'all provide the rest of the food and drink. Please comment with what you'll bring (remember, I don't have a coffee maker!). Last year we had a huge spread and a grand time!

This event functions as both a holiday gathering and our first new member event for the new year. So, there will be a wide variety of folks, and we'd love to see you (yes, YOU) there! Part of the festivities will include a geeky gift exchange. Bring a small wrapped gift of $20 or less. It can be something you've made or something you've purchased, and we'll do a lot-drawing exchange. Try to make your gift something related to geekdom (though as we all know, that is very broad; use your best judgment). You are not required to participate in the gift exchange if you'd rather not, however YOU MUST HAVE YOUR PRESENT PRESENT TO PARTICIPATE.

I have a large tent set up for this event, but cannot guarantee the weather, so please be prepared for possibly chilly climes. Dress is casual to dressy, but being outside may necessitate a sweater. There should be heat available, but I cannot vouch for outdoor conditions.

My house is in a commercial district, so parking is generally plentiful. You can park in the Notary lot next door to my house or on the street, but please do not park in my complex's lot area. If you need carpooling options or a pick up from the trolley, that can be arranged as well; just contact me and I'll set something up.

This is a new member and a holiday event, so I would prefer to keep this ladies only. We all want to get to know each other, though you are welcome to bring as many female friends as you'd like (just be sure to let me know how many to expect). I cannot accommodate small children or pets at my house. We have lots of dangerous toys, and I don't want anyone to get hurt. Thank you for understanding.

I am looking forward to meeting you all, as well as seeing some familiar faces!

Happy holidays to you and yours and much geekiness in 2014!

Cheers,
April

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  • Nicole

    Fun and I really enjoyed the gift exchange

    January 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Pleasure to meet everyone! Good food good company <3

    1 · January 12, 2014

    • april

      I'm glad you could make it. You live super close to me, don't you?

      January 13, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      oh yeah lol. right near bradley

      January 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great to meet everyone! Thanks for a fun day!

    January 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a BLAST! XD

    1 · January 13, 2014

  • Carrie

    I arrived late, but there was still plenty of company and food!

    1 · January 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Aaaaaaa! The party was so much fun and I enjoyed every second of it! <3

    My apologies for abruptly leaving when I did; semi-emergency, y'know. Many kudos to April for picking me up and Erika (Petey) for the ride back. Love all of ya! =D

    1 · January 12, 2014

    • april

      YAY, glad you had fun! Whenever I can swing the ride for you!

      1 · January 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks to everyone for bringing interesting/funny presents and food! :)

    January 13, 2014

    • april

      WOO! Everyone seriously outdid themselves this year!

      1 · January 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great party! Thanks for hosting, April.

    1 · January 12, 2014

    • april

      Thanks for coming out, and making that cool neckwarmer!

      January 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a great time! It was really wonderful to meet everyone!

    1 · January 12, 2014

    • april

      It was awesome meeting you too, Jane!

      January 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Such a fun group of girls. I felt welcome.

    1 · January 12, 2014

    • april

      So happy for it! And glad you found the place.

      January 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    great!

    January 12, 2014

    • april

      YAY! Glad you had fun!

      January 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you for hosting, April! I had a blast!

    1 · January 12, 2014

    • april

      I am so glad you were there, Megan! It was fun to see everyone!

      1 · January 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Who's Petey?!! :)

    1 · January 12, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Okay hehe :)

      January 12, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you, I was wondering that too.

      January 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Such a blast!

    1 · January 12, 2014

    • april

      I agree! More big events this year hopefully!

      1 · January 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks April! Awesome meetup with great girls, food and gifts :)

    1 · January 12, 2014

    • april

      Thank YOU Karen! Everyone brought the funk in the best way possible!

      January 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a good time, so nice to meet everyone! Thanks for hosting, April!

    1 · January 12, 2014

    • april

      Thanks for coming! It was lovely meeting you!

      January 12, 2014

  • Jen H.

    Thank you everyone for the delicious food. Sorry I started to shut down halfway through, sugar crash was creeping in.

    1 · January 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, my maps is telling me that I've arrived when it's businesses "broadway center" is 1167 the house number?[masked]

    January 12, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm also near first

      January 12, 2014

  • Cailin

    Running late but on the way

    January 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm on my way girls, cya soon!!

    January 12, 2014

  • april

    Is anyone bringing coffee?

    January 11, 2014

    • april

      WE ARE GOING TO BE SO CAFFEINATED!

      1 · January 12, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      You guys are the best! I can't wait for coffee!

      1 · January 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can bring eggs or cereal, the only question I have is can someone pick me up? Please

    January 12, 2014

    • april

      Arnele. Call or text at[masked] when you're about 15 minutes out and I'll send someone your way.

      January 12, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you

      January 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm bringing huevos rancheros! See you all soon :)

    1 · January 12, 2014

  • Shannon C

    Sadly I'm not going to make it. I'm so disappointed, but I woke up with a migraine and sunlight/noise are not my friends right now. :-(

    January 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I hate to do this, but I'm going to have to bow out. I had forgotten I RSVPed this, and since I didn't put it in my calendar, aka my brain, I totally forgot. I hippie all you ladies have fun, and I hope to see toy at the next event! :D

    January 12, 2014

    • april

      :( We'll miss you! If you're just down a potluck item, don't worry. We have PLENTY of food!

      1 · January 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oy vey. *hope *you

    Grumblegrumble autocorrect.

    January 12, 2014

  • Carrie

    Yay! I get to go now! I'm looking forward to it. I'll make some monkey bread. Does anyone think they would be able to pick me up somewhere in the Mid-city SD area? I can meet someone in the general area of Hillcrest/North Park, etc.

    January 10, 2014

    • Carrie

      Since it seems like lots of people are bringing sweets, I'll make a savory dip with some bread instead.

      January 12, 2014

    • Justine D.

      Ok, no problem! See you there!

      January 12, 2014

  • Alexis

    My car is in the shop for a major repair :( sorry, I really wanted to come..Have fun!

    January 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will be making my dish first thing in the morning then driving down from North County, will try my best to be there at 10.30! Excited :)

    January 12, 2014

  • april

    I have stuff for mimosas and breakfast tacos! NOM!

    January 11, 2014

    • april

      Change of plans. No breakfast tacos, but definitely mimosas!

      January 11, 2014

  • Melanie M

    I'll bring muffins, I'm thinking both strawberry and chocolate. I'm afraid I completely forgot about the gift exchange part, so I will sit that out.

    January 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry for the last minute cancel but unable to attend as not feelimg well.

    January 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm bringing a coffee cake. Might be a tiny bit late since baking is happening in the morning.

    January 11, 2014

  • Sharon K.

    I'm bringing a torte because I'm taking a cake decorating class and it will be good practice :)

    1 · January 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm bringing a tray of deli meats and cheeses

    January 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Terribly sorry for the short notice cancellation on such a big event-- I've just found out I won't have a car tomorrow.

    January 10, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      i.e., I have to get it jump started and/or towed from where we left it last night, and then get the battery fixed. Yowza.

      January 11, 2014

    • april

      Ugh, suck! Hope everything is okay and it's a simple replacement issue.

      January 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am very regretfully changing my reply to no because I started getting sick last night and am currently attempting to cough up my lungs. Stupid germs. :(

    January 11, 2014

    • april

      :( OH NOES! Get better soon!

      January 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm gonna make a bundt cake ^^
    Hope you guys like it

    January 10, 2014

  • Nicole

    I will bring a cheese plate.

    January 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm going to make some quick bread and I'll also bring a beverage of some sort.

    January 9, 2014

    • Shannon C

      Do you need a ride, Amy?

      January 10, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for asking! Justine also kindly offered to drive me there, so I'm all set. :)

      January 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be supplying duplex cookies and Shasta Coke. :)

    January 8, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Cookies = Good

      January 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll probably bring Spinach and cheese slice. Cya all there!! :)

    January 10, 2014

  • Annie F.

    I will bring some veggies and dip.

    January 10, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yay! Happy I'll get to see u again :)

      1 · January 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Woo for dropouts! Means I get to come to brunch! Any recommendations for what I should bring for sustenance?

    January 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    December was such a bad month for me that I didn't check meet up till tonight. I hope I can come mingle!

    January 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll need to sort out how to get there, but otherwise count me in!

    November 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Fantastic, thanks!

      November 30, 2013

    • Justine D.

      Do you still need a ride? Message me on Meetup so we can chat!

      January 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm planning to make fruit salad!

    January 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is the gift exchange a Yankee swap thing, or just "you drew this number, you get this gift!" type of deal?

    January 7, 2014

    • april

      Because of the sheer number, it's a draw this number, get this gift. You are welcome to exchange amongst yourselves afterward, however.

      1 · January 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Oh, good. Yankee Swap has caused nothing but heartbreak!

      January 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry! Dropping out due to some work related issues. But hope it's a great time!!

    January 7, 2014

  • Beth A.

    Can I bring anything?

    January 7, 2014

    • april

      Whatever you'd like. It's very free form.

      January 7, 2014

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