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Dinner at Oskar Blues, Longmont – Feb. 22nd

February 22, 2016 in Uncategorized


Boulder/Front Range Mensa’s monthly dinner meeting is on Monday.  All current and former members, plus their families and friends, are warmly welcome!

WHEN?  Monday, February 22nd

WHERE? Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids & Solids, 1555 S Hover Rd, Longmont 80501.  Phone is (303) 485-9400.  There are other Oskar Blues locations scattered around the Front Range.  Be sure to go to the one in Longmont!

WHAT TIME?  Socializing and drinks start at 5:30.  We’ll order food at 6:00, so come at least a little bit before 6:00 so you have time to get settled and consider the menu.

FOOD?  Great brews, Cajun, Creole, Southern-style comfort foods, pizza, and…other liquid and solid stuff.  I must confess the name of this restaurant, more specifically the “Homemade Liquids and Solids” part, vaguely disturbs me.  Imagine the following conversation between spouses/significant others/friends:

Person #1:  Hey, what do you think we should do for dinner tonight?

Person #2:  Homemade liquids and solids.

Person #1:  Yay!  That’s a lot better than the homemade gases and plasma we had for dinner last night….

Hmmm.  Not very appetizing.  Are we going to chemistry class (which is also fun, but in a different way), or are we having dinner?  On second thought, dinner and chemistry are closely related.  In any case, “Libations and Comestibles” would have been much more descriptive.  And appetizing.  I’ll just have to roll with “Liquids and Solids”, hold my nose, and use my imagination.

NEWS?  Bruce will be awarding the Exalted Skald this month.  He has won the Skald the greatest number of times.  Let us all hope we aren’t filtered out by the second question.

BOOK EXCHANGE?  Bring books/take books – free

RSVP?  Very much appreciated, but last-minute deciders welcome.

See you Monday!


Future dinner dates:

Tuesday, March 22 – Conor O’Neill’s.  Socializing and drinks at 6, order at 6:30.

Monday, April 18.  Socializing and drinks at 6, order at 6:30.

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October 13, 2015 in Uncategorized

B/FR Mensa’s next dinner will be at Agave Mexican Bistro, at 2845 28th Street, Boulder, CO 80304 On Monday, Oct. 19th.

Gather, socialize, and share plans for world domination at 5:30.

Get seated and argue about who will be the best dictator at 6:00.

The survivors will order food at 6:30.

Friends and family are warmly welcome.  Using others’ loved ones as human shields is strongly discouraged.

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Oskar Blues, Longmont, Monday Sep. 21

September 21, 2015 in Uncategorized

It’s dinner time again! This post will be quick and simple.

It’s at Oskar Blues. That’s at 1555 S Hover Rd, Longmont, CO 80501.  Not the one in Lyons.

Phone: (303) 485-9400.

As usual, people show up at about 5:30, get seated at 6 and order at 6:30.  Roughly.

See you there.  Told you this would be short.

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Rio Grande, Tuesday, Aug. 18th

August 16, 2015 in Uncategorized

We’re doing that dinner thing again on Tuesday.  That thing where we eat food and (gasp) SOCIALIZE.  This is a thing that humans do.  If we want to fit into the larger culture, we need to embrace the customs of the populace and not let them know about our plans for world domination.  Save the maniacal rants and death rays until the day when we emerge from our underground lairs with our armies of giant armored squid and talking wildebeests.  Soon, people, soon.  Patience.

This month’s attempt to subtly assimilate ourselves into surface-dweller society will take place at The Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant (The Rio). 1101 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302.  Phone: (303) 444-3690.

Socializing and drinks start at 5:30.  We’ll sit down at 6:00 and order food at 6:30.  At some point Kim will pass on the Exalted Skald.  And there will be much rejoicing (Yay).

Here is what the miserable above-grounders who run this establishment have to say for themselves: We hope you’ll agree that we serve up the best dang margaritas and from-scratch Mexican food this side of the Rio Grande, all in an atmosphere that makes you forget why you needed an escape in the first place.  Ha!  So they will attempt to wipe our memories in order to keep us imprisoned, with the lure of delectable food.  They will not find us so easy to subjugate.  Let us show these surfacelings how “margaritas” (whatever those are) are consumed.


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Dinner at The Mediterranean, July 28

June 30, 2015 in Uncategorized

July’s dinner will be at the Mediterranean in Boulder on July 28.

Gathering starts at 5:30.

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Annual Mensa Picnic Saturday, June 20th

June 19, 2015 in Uncategorized

The annual Mensa picnic will be this Saturday, 10:00am to 2:00pm, at Eben G. Fine park in Boulder.

Catering will be provided by Illegal Pete’s.

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Dinner June 16, Dushanbe Tea House

June 1, 2015 in Uncategorized

… And that’s all I know, for now.  The usual details apply.  Gathering starts at 5:30pm.

Mensa Hike, Saturday May 9th

April 28, 2015 in Uncategorized


Suggested activity: A Mensa hike organized by Brendan Klosterman
1pm-2:30pm Shanahan Ridge trail

Starting at an access point off Lehigh Street in Boulder, the South Fork Shanahan Trail winds up into the foothills, the last 3/4 miles before it reaches the Mesa Trail offering quite a steep incline. Things then level off a bit for the 1/2 mile stretch of the Mesa Trail before gently sloping downhill on the North Fork Shanahan Trail. According to the Boulder OSMP trail maps, this particular loop runs roughly 4.2 miles.

With a loose topic of discussion: What does having high IQ scores mean in your life?

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Monday, 4/20, Ted’s Montana Grill

April 19, 2015 in Uncategorized

WHEN?  Monday, April 20th

WHERE? Ted’s Montana Grill.  1701 Pearl St #1701r, Boulder, CO 80302. Phone: (303) 449-5546

WHAT TIME?  Socializing and drinks start at 5:30.  We’ll sit down at 6:00 and order food at 6:30.

FOOD? The first Ted’s Montana Grill opened in Columbus, Ohio, in January of 2002. Thirteen years later, every Ted’s is a proud tribute to the ingredients, meals and hospitality that define the Great American West while preserving and building the bison herds in America.

NEWS?    Tim will pass on the Exalted Skald.

BOOK EXCHANGE?  Bring books/take books – free


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Mon, Mar 23rd, The Taj

March 23, 2015 in Uncategorized

Dinner this month is at the Taj.  NOT the Taj Mahal.  Please do not buy those emergency plane tickets you just nearly leapt for.

They’re at 2630 Baseline Rd. in Boulder.

Here’s their blurb.
Taj restaurant has delighted patrons with healthy and delicious traditional Indian Cuisine for years and the patrons have rewarded the restaurant well by making the restaurant a full, cozy and happy place to be in and by giving the ‘Best of Boulder’ honors every year since its opening in February 1996.

Yum.  Go.  Eat.  Have conversations with real people.  Experience the world.  Leave a tip.

The usual yadda yadda:
Socializing and drinks start at 5:30.  Seats at 6 and order at 6:30.  There’s that whole Exalted Skald thing.   Bring a book, leave a book.  Don’t bring your death ray – they tend to object to that sort of thing.