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May 4, 2007 11:54 AM   Subscribe

How to find pals in DC now that I'm 36 and parenting 3 children, working full time, and still fairly juvenile....

My closest friends are scattered across the globe now. I would love to find new friends w/ children who are basically laid back, who really enjoy their kids, and have varying interests and/ or occupations. and who are looking forward to the next Slayer show. Where are these people?
posted by mistsandrain to Grab Bag (15 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Oh, we're around. You know, parenting, working, and sleeping when we can. ;-)

Why don't you tell us a bit about yourself and your interests.
posted by Taken Outtacontext at 12:01 PM on May 4, 2007

DC meetup?


We are around. We are, like you, a little busy, but we're here!
posted by Pollomacho at 12:02 PM on May 4, 2007

Wow TO, that's creepy.
posted by Pollomacho at 12:03 PM on May 4, 2007

Hi there! I, too, am a thirtysomething DC-area parent. A meetup might be fun, though I have to guess that coordinating it would be tough.
posted by cerebus19 at 12:07 PM on May 4, 2007

DC meetup on a saturday afternoon at a kid friendly location?

That might be a first for MeFi meetups as opposed to the smoky bar type scene.
posted by Pollomacho at 12:11 PM on May 4, 2007

Yep. DC-area (MD suburbs), 37, parenting 4 kids, working full time, etc. Is this a meetup or a playgroup?
posted by grateful at 12:19 PM on May 4, 2007

What ya'll said.
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 12:41 PM on May 4, 2007

Parents of your kids' freinds? People you meet at church or other community organizations?
posted by caddis at 12:45 PM on May 4, 2007

I'd call it a picnic. And yeah, there are a number of us in an easy drive distance.
posted by onhazier at 12:46 PM on May 4, 2007

Oh, and I forgot to point out that if you put your coordinates into your profile, you'll see those of us who are close to you. There are 213 within 35 miles of me, for example.
posted by onhazier at 12:48 PM on May 4, 2007

Response by poster: I don't mind answering TO.

a small window into my recent experience:

I was emailing the much younger, DC hipster, boyfriend of a tenant in my partner's building- to ask him about a drumming website for practice fills (which is a pretty nice site and I'll share if you are interested) and in thanking him for the info I emailed him a GEM of a youtube post. King Diamond concert, Holland, 1986. and he didn't get it. all he said was "nice camera work." And then I thought I could use some friends. And then I realized that all of my friends who were into King Diamond in the 80s. are dead. I think i will create a meetup. it will be called King Diamond meetup, Washington DC.
posted by mistsandrain at 12:49 PM on May 4, 2007

Response by poster: picnicing could be a great king diamond meetup activity
posted by mistsandrain at 12:52 PM on May 4, 2007

DC Meetup? I am there. Single, no kids, 27, but there nonetheless.

to TO:

Don't worry, there are many parents in this same bind. Get a babysitter and go out. I personally recommend the Palace of Wonders and The Red and The Black on H Street NE. It's really nice and TR&TB has excellent live rock shows upstairs and bottle beers.
posted by parmanparman at 12:53 PM on May 4, 2007

37, 2 kids, love the DC meetup idea. I'm in the NoVA suburbs.
posted by selfmedicating at 1:01 PM on May 4, 2007

Since the mods have struck scody's comments, I thought I'd repost the link to the meetup thread on the grey.
posted by grateful at 5:57 PM on May 5, 2007

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