WSO MEETUP- 45th & 10th, 6PM THURS MARCH 29TH

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Hosting a meetup next week thursday at the Pony Bar in Midtown West to celebrate shorttheworld's admission to Duke, trailmix's INSEAD admit, my MSF admit, and other folks' admission to various b-schools and grad schools, and also just because we have not had a meetup for a while:
http://www.theponybar.com/about/index.cfm
http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-pony-bar-new-york

The Pony Bar is named after a kind of beer served at a race track- they serve up a rotating group of ~20 or so craft beers. More importantly if your blood runs dutch, beer is only $5/pour vs. Manhattan's usual $7. (We are trying to keep things economical for college students and soon-to-be grad students.)

The place gets crowded fast ($5 beers does that). Hence the earlier start time. Post if you're coming!

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Mar 22, 2012

I am in.

Mar 22, 2012

Might try to swing by when I get out of work.

Mar 22, 2012

sounds fun. probably will stop by

Mar 22, 2012

lol sure down the street from me :P

Mar 22, 2012

Pony Bar. Good choice. I'd be in but I have to pick my kid up from daycare - next time!

Mar 22, 2012

sounds like fun.

Mar 22, 2012

I'll possibly swing through for a drink. We'll see what's going on.

Mar 22, 2012

I will try to swing through for a drink if the shackles come off early enough.

Mar 22, 2012
IlliniProgrammer:

Hosting a meetup next week thursday at the Pony Bar in Midtown West to celebrate shorttheworld's admission to Duke, my MSF admit, and other folks' admission to various b-schools and grad schools, and also just because we have not had a meetup for a while:

http://www.theponybar.com/about/index.cfm http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-pony-bar-new-york

The Pony Bar is named after a kind of beer served at a race track- they serve up a rotating group of ~20 or so craft beers. More importantly if your blood runs dutch, beer is only $5/pour vs. Manhattan's usual $7. (We are trying to keep things economical for college students and soon-to-be grad students.)

The place gets crowded fast ($5 beers does that). Hence the earlier start time. Post if you're coming!

You forgt me you fucking asshole!!!

Apr 2, 2012
trailmix8:
IlliniProgrammer:

Hosting a meetup next week thursday at the Pony Bar in Midtown West to celebrate shorttheworld's admission to Duke, my MSF admit, and other folks' admission to various b-schools and grad schools, and also just because we have not had a meetup for a while:

http://www.theponybar.com/about/index.cfm http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-pony-bar-new-york

The Pony Bar is named after a kind of beer served at a race track- they serve up a rotating group of ~20 or so craft beers. More importantly if your blood runs dutch, beer is only $5/pour vs. Manhattan's usual $7. (We are trying to keep things economical for college students and soon-to-be grad students.)

The place gets crowded fast ($5 beers does that). Hence the earlier start time. Post if you're coming!

You forgt me!!!

Mar 22, 2012

How many people on here are old enough to drink?

I might stop by - can't promise yet.

But Rhaegar fought valiantly, Rhaegar fought nobly, Rhaegar fought bravely.

And Rhaegar died.

Mar 22, 2012

90% of the folks with a star next to their name.

Mar 22, 2012
IlliniProgrammer:

90% of the folks with a star next to their name.

You know how it is - only those who actually work around mid-town can attend. And only those who are legally able to have a pint can attend. Cuts out a substantial number of forum members

But Rhaegar fought valiantly, Rhaegar fought nobly, Rhaegar fought bravely.

And Rhaegar died.

Mar 22, 2012
Anomanderis:
IlliniProgrammer:

90% of the folks with a star next to their name.

You know how it is - only those who actually work around mid-town can attend. And only those who are legally able to have a pint can attend. Cuts out a substantial number of forum members

45th & 10th is a short 1 mile walk to Grand Central (Metro North, LIRR), 3/4 mile to Penn (NJ Transit), 1 mile to 34th Street (PATH). College kids have it easier than we do. You don't have to get up for work at 8 AM the next day.

Mar 22, 2012
Anomanderis:

You know how it is - only those who actually work around mid-town can attend.

sadly true!

Mar 22, 2012

Wait, I am a little confused here. Did short get into Yale SOM or is it that you got into Yale MSF and you are going there? i am definitely coming. Congratulations to both of you.

And we should certainly not forget our friend trailmix8. He got into my dream B-School, a certain school in the suburbs of Paris. (I don't know if I am supposed to let that out!)

Let this be one grand celebration for all 3 of you!

Mar 28, 2012
JamesHetfield:

And we should certainly not forget our friend trailmix8. He got into my dream B-School, a certain school in the suburbs of Paris. (I don't know if I am supposed to let that out!)

Congrats, trailmix! We'll have to do some boozin'. INSEAD isn't exactly a suburb of Paris, though. It's a good ways out to Fountainebleu. If you're not into bouldering yet, you will be!

Mar 28, 2012
Edmundo Braverman:
JamesHetfield:

And we should certainly not forget our friend trailmix8. He got into my dream B-School, a certain school in the suburbs of Paris. (I don't know if I am supposed to let that out!)

Congrats, trailmix! We'll have to do some boozin'. INSEAD isn't exactly a suburb of Paris, though. It's a good ways out to Fountainebleu. If you're not into bouldering yet, you will be!

thx Eddie, will have to come up to Paris one of the weekends and meet up.

Mar 22, 2012

Short got into Yale SOM.

I got into a pretty cool program too. More on that on Thurs.

Trailmix in @ INSEAD? I'll put that up there too if someone confirms.

Mar 22, 2012

Yale SOM

is that the mba program or ....

Mar 22, 2012

Come and find out. :D

Mar 22, 2012

Where did trailmix get in? We'll celebrate that too. My knowledge of b-school admissions is not universal.

Mar 22, 2012
IlliniProgrammer:

Where did trailmix get in? We'll celebrate that too. My knowledge of b-school admissions is not universal.

Ask. I don't know if I am at liberty to tell. It could be HEC Paris as well you know.Cmon man, Thursday is a long way off, and there is a chance I might not make it. But to confirm, you are quitting your job this fall?

Mar 22, 2012

Yes.

Mar 22, 2012

Illi got into princeton

Mar 22, 2012

Congrats Illini and shorttheworld and anyone else.

Once again, with you fuckers in the US of A, a flight won't cut it but if you're ever on this side of the pond, drinks on me.

Mar 22, 2012

F*** you blastoise. :D

Mar 22, 2012

trailmix is in at INSEAD

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

Mar 22, 2012
happypantsmcgee:

trailmix is in at INSEAD

Recognize

Mar 22, 2012

So the facts are out there. Congratulations to all of them.

IP is going to betray his mid-western roots and go to Princeton for a MFin.
Short is choosing between a Duke MBA and a Yale MBA.
And trailmix8 is going to INSEAD for an MBA. (Which is where I want to go in the future)

And, are any 3 of you moderators on WSO? It seems like that is something you guys still have to achieve.

Now, I know there are other monkeys going to amazing places, but this is from the Galway Hooker WSO Happy Hour club.

Mar 22, 2012
JamesHetfield:

IP is going to betray his mid-western roots and go to Princeton for a MFin.

Hang on here. I went with Princeton for the finance department. :D If those same people and that same program had been at Northwestern, I would have gone there in a heartbeat.

But yes, I guess I can be accused of being part of the H/Y/P crowd now. And I'm going to have to balance helping Illinoisans and non-targets with Princetonians when I get back into industry.

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Mar 22, 2012

One of my friends said they would go if they had the chance to punch Flake in person.

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Mar 22, 2012

I should be there, barring some disaster

Nabooru:

One of my friends said they would go if they had the chance to punch Flake in person.

LOL bring some friends, he's no weakling

Mar 22, 2012
UFOinsider:

I should be there, barring some disaster

Nabooru:

One of my friends said they would go if they had the chance to punch Flake in person.

LOL bring some friends, he's no weakling

She is of the female gender. Flake can't fight back.

Mar 22, 2012

Congrats fellas, too bad I'm in Houston otherwise I would have liked to meet you all.

Mar 22, 2012

Princeton's MFin program is legit. I'd take it over an MBA any day of the week. Props IP!

Mar 22, 2012

It's one of many good programs. Short and I were the "smart people everywhere" at our respective state schools; hopefully we won't turn into the "idiots everywhere" with Master's degrees. :D

Mar 22, 2012

im gonna still be going to duke most likely and you can cross out the yale and put duke back lol

Mar 22, 2012

Really? They're both great names. Is somebody getting a free ride?

Mar 22, 2012

wouldve loved to stop by-when this summer comes around ill finally be able to join these things for good.

Mar 22, 2012

IlliniProgrammer, where did you get in for your MSF?

Mar 22, 2012

I'll see if I can drop by. I'll probably be the youngest there.

Mar 22, 2012

Congrats IP and the rest!

Unfortunately I'm in London, but will hopefully be moving to NYC after my MSF ends in September, I'll be up for a pint then :)

Mar 22, 2012

I will try to come by. Congratz to all the bros who are going to grad school.

IlliniProgrammer:

College kids have it easier than we do. You don't have to get up for work at 8 AM the next day.

wtf, 8 is late :(

Mar 23, 2012

lets do the next one in the village

Mar 23, 2012

Wait. what's the deal here. Is some girl, "Flake," coming. If so, I'm down, though it sounds like this girl is a flake...

Mar 23, 2012
SwaGGeReR:

Wait. what's the deal here. Is some girl, "Flake," coming. If so, I'm down, though it sounds like this girl is a flake...

No, some girl is coming so she can physically assault WSO user Flake.

Main takeaway here is that a girl is going to a WSO meetup.

Mar 23, 2012
duffmt6:
SwaGGeReR:

Wait. what's the deal here. Is some girl, "Flake," coming. If so, I'm down, though it sounds like this girl is a flake...

No, some girl is coming so she can physically assault WSO user Flake.

Main takeaway here is that a girl is going to a WSO meetup.

I hope she assaults me hard.

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Mar 29, 2012
SwaGGeReR:

Wait. what's the deal here. Is some girl, "Flake," coming. If so, I'm down, though it sounds like this girl is a flake...

hhahha

Mar 23, 2012

Pony Bar has a pretty awesome selection of beers, it does get real crowded though.

Mar 23, 2012

I'll probably try to swing by at some point.

Mar 24, 2012

I'll try to be there, too!

"Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have."

Mar 24, 2012

what is the maximum permitted swag level?

Mar 24, 2012
swagon:

what is the maximum permitted swag level?

Obviously pretty high if I'm there

Mar 24, 2012

Sounds fun! I'll be there.

Metal. Music. Life. www.headofmetal.com

Mar 24, 2012

Btw, do they have bear fights for Flake? He might need one of those if this deal with a girl is going down.

Metal. Music. Life. www.headofmetal.com

Mar 24, 2012

damn, this one might be too crowded for my taste...

congrats to everyone though... I also have quite a few friends at the Princeton program..

I don't accept sacrifices and I don't make them. ... If ever the pleasure of one has to be bought by the pain of the other, there better be no trade at all. A trade by which one gains and the other loses is a fraud.

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Mar 25, 2012
ah:

damn, this one might be too crowded for my taste...

congrats to everyone though... I also have quite a few friends at the Princeton program..

So what exactly is your taste?

Mar 25, 2012
JamesHetfield:
ah:

damn, this one might be too crowded for my taste...

congrats to everyone though... I also have quite a few friends at the Princeton program..

So what exactly is your taste?

Flake.

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Mar 25, 2012

West side!

Unfortunately 6pm is a little too early for me. How long do you guys plan on staying? Hopefully I'll eventually make it to one of these meet-ups.

Mar 26, 2012

How late do these last? Hoping to be there.

Mar 26, 2012

oh and if anyone wants ill bring a copy of the book 'Your MBA Game Plan' which is great but preference is going to go to someone going to grad school next year

Mar 26, 2012
shorttheworld:

oh and if anyone wants ill bring a copy of the book 'Your MBA Game Plan' which is great but preference is going to go to someone going to grad school next year

Please do...

Mar 26, 2012
UFOinsider:
shorttheworld:

oh and if anyone wants ill bring a copy of the book 'Your MBA Game Plan' which is great but preference is going to go to someone going to grad school next year

Please do...

Yes, and I will take it.

Mar 26, 2012

.

Mar 26, 2012

Sounds fun unless I'm the only female!

Mar 26, 2012
metrovestments:

Sounds fun unless I'm the only female!

Oh boy, be prepared to meet our friend short.

Mar 26, 2012
JamesHetfield:
metrovestments:

Sounds fun unless I'm the only female!

Oh boy, be prepared to meet our friend short.

Haha... I am the only female at my firm so maybe I can handle a drink with some finance guys. We'll see how brave I'm feeling after work on Thursday ;)

Mar 26, 2012

have fun guys (and gal/s)...wish I could be there...BUT I might be making a trip to NYC in late april for a weekend....if I can get in on a Thursday by 6pm, another happy hour?

will let you guys know when i know exact weekend

Mar 26, 2012

I now have a date on Thursday so I'm either not making this or getting trashed before I go on the date...

Mar 27, 2012
whatwhatwhat:

I now have a date on Thursday so I'm either not making this or getting trashed before I go on the date...

Pre-game the date.

Mar 27, 2012
Flake:
whatwhatwhat:

I now have a date on Thursday so I'm either not making this or getting trashed before I go on the date...

Pre-game the date.

Not sure if that's the best strategy as the date is drinking but this is kinda close to work so...

Mar 27, 2012

Bear Fight the Date!

Mar 27, 2012

Girl #2 here! I'm going to try to make it, I work late Thursdays... and i'm coming from Jersey... can't promise i'll make it, but i promise i'll try.

Mar 28, 2012
xc48cross:

Girl #2 here! I'm going to try to make it, I work late Thursdays... and i'm coming from Jersey... can't promise i'll make it, but i promise i'll try.

Hope to see you! :)

Mar 28, 2012

Hey guys (and the other female :-)) wanna join me at a sorority alum party after the WSO happy hour? There will be lots of single ladies there for you to meet. I have a boyfriend (he is not attending) and can bring some people with me, since there are always so many complaints about meeting women in this city. It is an all-you-can-drink event.

http://www.facebook.com/events/374997289194463/
PM me if you want to come and I'll send you my Facebook info and what not.

Mar 28, 2012
metrovestments:

Hey guys (and the other female :-)) wanna join me at a sorority alum party after the WSO happy hour? There will be lots of single ladies there for you to meet. I have a boyfriend (he is not attending) and can bring some people with me, since there are always so many complaints about meeting women in this city. It is an all-you-can-drink event.

http://www.facebook.com/events/374997289194463/
PM me if you want to come and I'll send you my Facebook info and what not.

If my date doesn't work out good this is going to be the move.

Mar 29, 2012
metrovestments:

Hey guys (and the other female :-)) wanna join me at a sorority alum party after the WSO happy hour? There will be lots of single ladies there for you to meet. I have a boyfriend (he is not attending) and can bring some people with me, since there are always so many complaints about meeting women in this city. It is an all-you-can-drink event.

http://www.facebook.com/events/374997289194463/
PM me if you want to come and I'll send you my Facebook info and what not.

Drinking w/ "alpha" finance people and then going to a sorority event... great combination

Unfortunately I'm working late tonight and my girlfriend would scold me if I came within 50 feet of a sorority mixer.

Have a great night all

Mar 29, 2012

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Mar 29, 2012
mb666:

Unfortunately I'm working late tonight and my girlfriend would scold me if I came within 50 feet of a sorority mixer.

BWAHAHAHAHAHA

Mar 29, 2012
mb666:
metrovestments:

Hey guys (and the other female :-)) wanna join me at a sorority alum party after the WSO happy hour? There will be lots of single ladies there for you to meet. I have a boyfriend (he is not attending) and can bring some people with me, since there are always so many complaints about meeting women in this city. It is an all-you-can-drink event.

http://www.facebook.com/events/374997289194463/
PM me if you want to come and I'll send you my Facebook info and what not.

Drinking w/ "alpha" finance people and then going to a sorority event... great combination

Unfortunately I'm working late tonight and my girlfriend would scold me if I came within 50 feet of a sorority mixer.

Have a great night all

Hahaha! That is funny dude. Sorry to hear that.

Leaving for happy hour in about 30 min - see you all soon! PS How will I be able to differentiate you guys from all of the other guys in suits? Hopefully someone tells the hostess that there is a WSO group so she can direct me. If not, I'm easy to find. Female in a suit

Mar 28, 2012

Girl #3... I'll stop by after 7PM.

Mar 28, 2012

I better fucking not be the prettiest girl there.

Mar 29, 2012
Flake:

I better be fucking the prettiest girl there.

Mar 28, 2012

Hey guys, I got into NYU Poly MFE. I'll be celebrating with you guys too.

"All I've ever wanted was an honest week's pay for an honest day's work."

Mar 29, 2012

Right by my office, may be able to stop by. Though I gave up drinking for Lent....

Mar 29, 2012

I may swing by; Pony Bar is always worth a visit.

Mar 29, 2012

Have fun guys, unfortunately I won't be able to come this time.

Mar 29, 2012

can I bring my cat?

Mar 29, 2012

Here. Look for the orange and navy tie.

Mar 29, 2012

have fun guys....

Mar 29, 2012

hope there are plenty of bear fights getting thrown around.

Apr 16, 2012

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Mar 29, 2012

It was great to finally meet the infamous IlliniProgrammer and UFOinsider in person. I was waiting to see Flake but didn't wait long enough this time. I will get you next time, Mr. Flake.

Apr 16, 2012

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Mar 30, 2012

I had a great time guys. Thank you. You guys are all good people.

"Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have."

Mar 30, 2012
ExoticMonkey:

I had a great time guys. Thank you. You guys are all good people.

Very easy to recognize when you put Kareena Kapoor as your avatar.

Mar 30, 2012

What was the turnout #?

Also curious how old most of you guys are, being I'm in the mid-20s.

Apr 16, 2012

Holy shit.

Mar 30, 2012

lol @ both of flakes comments and james youre the only one who could tell who that was lol

id guess we had a solid 15-20?

im 27 in july

Mar 30, 2012

It was nice to see everyone... even if Flake was trying to flick peoples' ears and catch people off guard.

Glad to see some females at these events for once.

"All I've ever wanted was an honest week's pay for an honest day's work."

Mar 31, 2012

Please have another one of these soon.

Mar 31, 2012
whatwhatwhat:

Please have another one of these soon.

How did you date go?

Mar 31, 2012
whatwhatwhat:

Please have another one of these soon.

And also if the next event can be scheduled on a Friday then likely more people will show up and stay longer. For me personally a Friday meetup would also be a perfect way to warm up before heading out to my regular Friday night activity of live karaoke at Arlenes...

Mar 31, 2012

Really good. We're getting drunk again tomorrow.

Mar 31, 2012

hey guys, think I'll be in town a weekend in late April....are other peolpe open to a Friday Happy hr?

Mar 31, 2012
WallStreetOasis.com:

hey guys, think I'll be in town a weekend in late April....are other peolpe open to a Friday Happy hr?

It's definitely easier to get out of the office at a reasonable time on a Friday for me. Would definitely be down.

Mar 31, 2012

I would be down for that as well. Like syndrome.

Mar 31, 2012

Is flake a dude?

Mar 31, 2012
mb666:

Is flake a dude?

That's for you to find out ;)

Mar 31, 2012
Flake:
mb666:

Is flake a dude?

That's for you to find out ;)

So dude?

What was the guy:girl ratio?

Were most of you guys from the sell-side? I'm not trying to be overwhelmed by being on the buyside...

Apr 1, 2012

Wait, sell-side people are allowed at these events? Ugh, nevermind...

Apr 1, 2012
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I don't accept sacrifices and I don't make them. ... If ever the pleasure of one has to be bought by the pain of the other, there better be no trade at all. A trade by which one gains and the other loses is a fraud.

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Apr 1, 2012
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Metal. Music. Life. www.headofmetal.com

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