For myself, I usually throw down some pinhole when I'm burnt out a bit with my regular photography and just need to walk around with a camera that looks even more ridiculous to the unaware lookers-on. I've got some basics figured ahead of time and just point and uncover by a rough Sunny-16. I leave the meters at home. Of course, my pinhole is a couple of 35mm cannisters affixed to the sides of a matchbox so a meter would be overkill for me.
Again, welcome to the group.