CU Happy Hour - The Rum House, Thur. Sept. 6

Certified Users now have the opportunity to enjoy a drink or two with their fellow members of the Gold Star Elite! If you are a certified user of WSO and would like to meet the rest of us, join us at The Rum House at 8pm on Thursday!

Don't be fooled the romantic, piano bar atmosphere...this comes on highest recommendation from Senor Frieds.

Address: 228 West 47th Street NYC

Can be easily reached by the NQR to 49th Street or the BDFM from Rockefeller Center.

http://www.edisonrumhouse.com/
https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&q=the+...
See you there, dear monkeys!

Comments (19)

Sep 5, 2012

have fun guys

Sep 5, 2012

I won't post the Best Practices...BECAUSE WE ALREADY KNOW THEM!!! :)

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Sep 5, 2012

already made plans, but will maybe head down afterwards

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@JustinDDuBois

Sep 5, 2012

I'll come -- where is everyone meeting?

Sep 5, 2012

double post

Sep 5, 2012

At the bar or somewhere there. It's a small place, so I'm sure you'll find us.

Sep 6, 2012

Interview tomorrow so probably not the best idea. Hopefully we'll have another one soon though.

Sep 6, 2012

I'll be there, obviously. Looking forward to crushing some quality rums.

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Sep 6, 2012

Duffman, sorry to hear you can't make it. I should be there for a bit. Anyone else going?

Sep 6, 2012

I am standing outside the place now wearing dark jeans and a white button down, enjoying the weather and rockin some Elton John.

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Sep 6, 2012

i'm in california so i wont be attending. have fun!

Money Never Sleeps? More like Money Never SUCKS amirite?!?!?!?

Sep 7, 2012

Eds. Note: This was a co-written write up between me and InTheFlesh. Seeing as we were the only two people there, it kind of made sense to co-write it as not everything there could be appropriately described from just my perspective or his.

So last night's Certified User Happy Hour was a bust. I got to the Rum House and only ITF was there. So great, just the two of us; oh well - it is what it is. Seriously, the next time we try to get a Certified User Happy Hour going, we (whomever plans the event next time) need to plan it better with more notice I think this gives us a bit of an idea on planning these things going forward is a great learning experience in order to get a better turn off. It's a good sign too - because I'd rather the first one turn out to be a giant bust as opposed to a huge success because it gives us room to grow on. I guess it's now time to start planning one for October that everyone can attend so we can get this right and turn it into a monthly thing. I think it can turn into a great way to get the Certified User Community out to have some fun without the fear of having everyone else show up to pass out resumes and the like. How does something like October 11th or 18th sound?

Anyways... enough chatting about what we can do going forward and more about the rest of the night!

Personally, I happen to think the Rum House is a great spot and is worth checking out regardless. It's got a hell of a rum selection and good drinks to be had. We go in and grab a seat at one of the tables and lo and behold, we're surrounded by Trojans. We're surrounded by a bunch of USC alums and the lot of 'em were just awful. They were not cool with the concept of keeping boundaries and allowing people to have personal space. It was just not fun to be around them. So, we order our drinks and the waitress is chatting idly with us, bitching about the group from USC - it's a good sign to not piss off the waitress, especially as a large group - and her bitching to the two of us kept us in her good graces and made us come off as better patrons to have. So, I'm talking with ITF, trying to figure out who is here for WSO and who is here for USC and the USC group keeps getting a bit more obnoxious as every moment passes. So, I start making slightly loud, snide comments about Trojans football every chance I get while Flesh is just like don't do it. There was one guy that just stood out - the guy in the Bill Nye Bowtie - as he was the group's leader. Wherever he went, the herd followed, and that was a great thing because...

Finally the USC group leaves and it's still just the two of us. So we move across the bar and we hang out, a few random USC stragglers come in and we tell them that the USC group has gone, and we're just shooting the shit about your Douglas Adams type questions - Life, The Universe and Everything - and just hanging out, enjoying drinks shooting the shit. Then, the worst thing ever happened - the cunttastic group of douchenozzles came back. At first, it was the Bill Nye bowtie guy and then our spot where we moved to was invaded by those bastards who wouldn't shut up about USC. I mean seriously, they refused to give us any space, thought it was their right to stand over us and over like we weren't there and they made us feel very uncomfortable. It was not cool. Flesh and I realized that at 10:30 it was time to bounce, so we closed our tab and made our way of the Rum House, away from the cutwaffles from USC and on to Times Square...

And Cue Flesh...

After escaping from the Rum House that had sadly been turned into a USC douchenozzle factory (complete with the hovering, creepy old men and all), we wandered around Times Square for a bit and began philosophizing. Understand that although Frieds holds no relevant license or professional certification for such, he is quite simply an excellent psychologist.

His prescriptions frequently involve imbibement of some excellent liquor followed by a strong dose of, "You already fucking know what the answer is." Even a complicated situation with the ladies can be condensed effectively by this diagnosis. For this, I thank him. I also thank him for clearly pronouncing upon my request, "I, Frieds, am most definitely not an alcoholic."

As we made our way through the Bryant Park area, a philosophizing Frieds decided it would be a brilliant idea if there was a bar in Bryant Park. Quite naturally, we saw that there was and wound up enjoying a beer outside, surrounded by a typical NYC crowd, including some burned-out monkeys probably trying to escape from BofA tower right next door.

ITF being who I am, my attention is naturally drawn from our valuable discussion on ladies and beer to the cute Asian chick sitting at the table next to us with her date, an aging, effusive hipster who simply would not shut up about himself long enough to notice that HE WAS BEING OUTDRUNK BY HIS GIRL. A cursory glance at the levels of golden elixir in their glasses showed the shy Asian girl well ahead of him in alcohol. Gentlemen, if you're taking a girl to a bar, this is a big no-no.

Frieds and I were so flabbergasted that we began loudly observing the following things, bonus points if you're able to guess who said what:

"Looks like Scott Pilgrim Evil Ex-Boyfriend Number 1 thinks he's getting' lucky tonight!"

"Maybe if he shut his mouth long enough to quaff his beer for a bit, he wouldn't be so far behind."

"You know, wearing all black and trying to sport a bad goatee is a sure sign that you are desperately trying to forget how much your life sucks."

"I'm surprised she hasn't ripped off your watch and whipped him across the face with it until he bleeds."

Not sure if either of them noticed. Granted, seeing as this was Frieds and I, some feminine perspective on the situation would have been much appreciated to balance it all out. Either way, it was very clear that Frieds and I left NYC that night feeling much happier and more fulfilled than that poor Asian girl who sat next to us. Clearly, she needed a rescue attempt.

Sep 8, 2012

sorry guys, got caught at the office until 11:30. definitely want to make this a monthly thing though if possible. things should clear up quite a bit for me after the next couple weeks.

Dec 30, 2012
In The Flesh:

Certified Users now have the opportunity to enjoy a drink or two with their fellow members of the Gold Star Elite! If you are a certified user of WSO and would like to meet the rest of us, join us at The Rum House at 8pm on Thursday!

Don't be fooled the romantic, piano bar atmosphere...this comes on highest recommendation from Senor Frieds.

Address: 228 West 47th Street NYC

Can be easily reached by the NQR to 49th Street or the BDFM from Rockefeller Center.

http://www.edisonrumhouse.com/

https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&q=the+...

See you there, dear monkeys!

just saw this! (i'm obviously really skilled at navigating this site)
can we do this again soon ? rum house would work really really well for me location wise..

Dec 30, 2012
she_monkey:
In The Flesh:

Certified Users now have the opportunity to enjoy a drink or two with their fellow members of the Gold Star Elite! If you are a certified user of WSO and would like to meet the rest of us, join us at The Rum House at 8pm on Thursday!

Don't be fooled the romantic, piano bar atmosphere...this comes on highest recommendation from Senor Frieds.

Address: 228 West 47th Street NYC

Can be easily reached by the NQR to 49th Street or the BDFM from Rockefeller Center.

http://www.edisonrumhouse.com/

https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&q=the+...

See you there, dear monkeys!

just saw this! (i'm obviously really skilled at navigating this site)
can we do this again soon ? rum house would work really really well for me location wise..

SEARCH FUNCTION, SHE-MONKEY. (just kidding)

Yeah, it's getting to be that time again for another one of these. Hopefully Rum House won't be packed with USC Trojans fans like last time. I also wouldn't mind having a CU Happy Hour at McSorley's if it's a smaller group.

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Dec 30, 2012
In The Flesh:
she_monkey:
In The Flesh:

Certified Users now have the opportunity to enjoy a drink or two with their fellow members of the Gold Star Elite! If you are a certified user of WSO and would like to meet the rest of us, join us at The Rum House at 8pm on Thursday!

Don't be fooled the romantic, piano bar atmosphere...this comes on highest recommendation from Senor Frieds.

Address: 228 West 47th Street NYC

Can be easily reached by the NQR to 49th Street or the BDFM from Rockefeller Center.

http://www.edisonrumhouse.com/

https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&q=the+...

See you there, dear monkeys!

just saw this! (i'm obviously really skilled at navigating this site)
can we do this again soon ? rum house would work really really well for me location wise..

SEARCH FUNCTION, SHE-MONKEY. (just kidding)

Yeah, it's getting to be that time again for another one of these. Hopefully Rum House won't be packed with USC Trojans fans like last time. I also wouldn't mind having a CU Happy Hour at McSorley's if it's a smaller group.

search function i can use....
but it wasnt until patrick INBOXED me with a link to this forum (few weeks ago) did i know it existed. have been a certified user for over 2 years.

speaking of too many sports fans.. last time i was at McSorley's i actually feared for my safety @ the number or raging yankees fans that were in there. maybe 30+. and that was obviously more than 50% of the capacity of the bar.
i have no problems with the yankees...but they were the types of new yorkers that are
1. 40+ and
2. rooted for the yankees since they were 5.
3. some naive connecticut(?) / massachusetts native also yelled out 'yankees suck' not realizing how outnumbered he was. some guy threatened to beat him.

how about sometime in late january or feb? when everyone settles down from new year/holidays stuff

Jan 27, 2013

Hiiii. Happy hour? :)

Jan 27, 2013
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