By Executive Order May 3, 2008 9:07 PM   Subscribe

All right, candyasses: Chicago meetup on May 21st, 6pm, Billy Goat on (under) Michigan.

Go, don't go, but I'll be there getting my drink on.
posted by eamondaly to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:07 PM (70 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

What is this ass-candy you speak of?
posted by [NOT HERMITOSIS-IST] at 10:11 PM on May 3, 2008


Ask crush. She's got plenty.
posted by eamondaly at 10:17 PM on May 3, 2008


I can always count on the Chicago MeFites to have a meetup within one week of my visits. Damn it. Have a good time y'all.
posted by FlamingBore at 10:45 PM on May 3, 2008


Yeah, I'm going to be in chicago from the 9th to the 14th, and I'd love to meet the mefites there, regardless if they have ass-candy.
posted by filmgeek at 6:30 AM on May 4, 2008


Ha, I was just thinking of posting for a meetup, since the last one fell through. I'll be there.
posted by adamdschneider at 7:31 AM on May 4, 2008


I resemble that remark. My ass, candied or not, will be there. But there better be more than one shot of Irish whiskey left behind the bar. Or there will be trouble.
posted by crush-onastick at 9:04 AM on May 4, 2008


No, really, eamondaly, couldn't you bump this up to the 14th, while I'm still in town?
posted by filmgeek at 11:23 AM on May 4, 2008


I'd be ok with it. Either day, I'll be there more like 6:30, thanks to working out by O'Hare.
posted by adamdschneider at 1:16 PM on May 4, 2008


I'm good with the 21st. For some reason, my brain is saying that there's something up with the 14th, but my calendar doesn't have anything there.
posted by eriko at 6:01 PM on May 4, 2008


I can't make the 14th, unfortunately.
posted by eamondaly at 7:05 PM on May 4, 2008


I can't make the 14th, as I will be in St. Louis watching radiohead be magnificent via my also-magnificent pit ticket.

However. For the 21st, I am there.
posted by sparkletone at 1:58 AM on May 5, 2008


The 14th is my last day of finals, and I have a late night final that'll go till 9pm - so thats no good for me. But the 21st - oh man - like I needed an excuse to drinking during the two weeks I have before I start my summer internship.
posted by Arbac at 2:39 AM on May 5, 2008


Mr. Chairdude, I move the 21st be posted to the calendar.
posted by eriko at 6:59 AM on May 5, 2008


Seconded.
posted by adamdschneider at 7:26 AM on May 5, 2008


I think I can make it.
posted by hydrophonic at 5:06 PM on May 5, 2008


21st. Yah. Whatever works for eamondaly and crush. I do what they tell me.
posted by wfrgms at 2:23 PM on May 6, 2008


wrfgms: you do it and you like it!
posted by crush-onastick at 6:33 AM on May 7, 2008


How did eriko's post get a darkened background like one gets with a "mark as best answer" on Ask Mefi?
posted by WCityMike at 1:59 PM on May 8, 2008


Yeah, I want to know about eriko's post too.

And I'm in. Barring some stupid work thing.
posted by MeetMegan at 3:29 PM on May 8, 2008


My noobitude is 14% - MeetMegan and eamondaly are messing my game up.
posted by wfrgms at 4:50 PM on May 8, 2008


> How did eriko's post get a darkened background like one gets with a "mark as best answer" on Ask Mefi?

I asked Matt — his response:

mathowie: "It's a new feature -- if you link to a comment in a sidebar meetup mention, it highlights so people can find it easily. It's supposed to be the definitive comment saying when and where a meetup is taking place."

So since the sidebar links to that comment, that's why it's highlighted.

Cool!
posted by WCityMike at 9:30 PM on May 8, 2008


Does that mean I'm *the* definite article?
posted by eriko at 6:51 AM on May 9, 2008


Does that mean I'm *the* definite article?

i c wat u did thur.
posted by sparkletone at 9:57 PM on May 11, 2008


Hey guys, I'm unfortunately out. I am moving on Friday and I have way too much stuff to do. :( Have fun without me. Maybe next time!
posted by MeetMegan at 10:50 AM on May 18, 2008


I've got a meeting on the North Side at 6, but if y'all are hanging out as usual, I'll hopefully see you thereafter!
posted by asuprenant at 6:26 PM on May 18, 2008


I'm going to try really hard and get there right at 5 or 6pm. The last two times you guys have been nodding off while I was just on my first beer.
posted by wfrgms at 7:53 PM on May 18, 2008


I am also most likely down for the count this go-around. Someone smashed a window at the new place and it looks like Wednesday is the night for dealing with it.
posted by crush-onastick at 10:08 AM on May 19, 2008


Won't you need a drink after fixing it?
posted by eamondaly at 9:31 PM on May 19, 2008


I will most definitely need a drink. I should rethink this.
posted by crush-onastick at 7:27 AM on May 20, 2008


And wouldn't a free drink be best? 'Cause wfrgms is buying.
posted by eamondaly at 8:37 AM on May 20, 2008


I'm not a licensed CarWindowFixologist, but I'm pretty sure that right after you get the window in place you're supposed to have a few drinks to help make the glass stronger.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 10:30 AM on May 20, 2008


Slack: you may be right about that, but this is a broken kitchen window.
posted by crush-onastick at 12:20 PM on May 20, 2008


Well if it's a kitchen window I know for CERTAIN that you're supposed to have at least two drinks in a tavern with a history of being a newspaper journalist hangout. Otherwise the window loses it's "glassiness" and becomes a piece of notebook paper.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 1:10 PM on May 20, 2008


Bad news: I'm still a maybe. Good news: The fiancé is a maybe with me.

Crush: Sorry to hear about your window!
posted by misskaz at 2:00 PM on May 20, 2008


Look at Slack with the flickr updates and the re-appearance on MetaTalk! Woot!
posted by eamondaly at 3:20 PM on May 20, 2008


I wouldn't have broke that damn window if I knew it would cause you to miss the meetup, Crush. Sorry about that.
posted by wfrgms at 4:18 PM on May 20, 2008


next time, wfrgms, just crawl in through the coal-chute in the basement, like a *normal* person.
posted by crush-onastick at 6:40 AM on May 21, 2008


There had better be people there tonight. That's all I'm saying.
posted by misskaz at 12:02 PM on May 21, 2008


I'll be there, probably around 6:30 as I mentioned upthread. Sounds like most of you have met before, so hopefully I can recognize you from your profile pics. I wanted to have a teal shirt with "cortex is my copilot" in that awful mustard green, but I couldn't put it together in time.
posted by adamdschneider at 12:20 PM on May 21, 2008


I'll be there around 7:30 or 8, as is usual for me.
posted by sparkletone at 12:39 PM on May 21, 2008


I'll be heading over after work - so I should be there around 6ish. How will I find people?
posted by Arbac at 12:51 PM on May 21, 2008


I'm racing to finish a work presentation for the morning - and if I keep up this pace I'll get on the train and head into the city. I've missed the last few, so I'm ready to get back into the swing of things.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 12:55 PM on May 21, 2008


I'll likely be one of the first, since I work in the building. :D So I'll print out a metafilter logo table tent card thingy and sit there looking all lonely until you guys start showing up.
posted by misskaz at 1:27 PM on May 21, 2008


Well, Arbac, I'll be in a brown polo, khaki slacks and black shoes (tacky, I know), with a black jacket. Also, I have glasses. I'll wear a tag that says "Metafilter" on my jacket. Dorky, yes, but I've never seen any of you cats face to face and I don't want to take a chance on not seeing anyone like last time. :)
posted by adamdschneider at 1:31 PM on May 21, 2008


On non-preview, nice. The tent card thing is kind of what I was expecting last time. See you there.
posted by adamdschneider at 1:31 PM on May 21, 2008


The tent card thing is kind of what I was expecting last time

Well, I was hoping for a table to put it on....
posted by eriko at 1:47 PM on May 21, 2008


If I make it (yeah, I know. Yeah, I know that too. No, I didn't break the window, I know where the coal chute is.) I'll wear a blue shirt, unless I change into a blue shirt. Or something.
posted by eriko at 1:49 PM on May 21, 2008


If you'd scheduled the meetup for tomorrow instead of today, I'd have been in town.

Wait, I'm getting my tenses all wrong.
posted by tangerine at 2:05 PM on May 21, 2008


Ah, crud - something came up. Boourns. Have fun, and I'll see y'all next time.
posted by asuprenant at 2:47 PM on May 21, 2008


/misskaz sticks out her tongue at eriko and asuperant
posted by misskaz at 2:48 PM on May 21, 2008


I'm leaving in 8 minutes, am coming from the northern 'burbs, and will get there when I get there. (6:30?) I'm not taking the Edens.
posted by iguanapolitico at 2:54 PM on May 21, 2008


(I'm wearing brown. Brown/white striped shirt, brown jacket, brown sandals. Light brown hair. Brown eyes. But blue jeans.)
posted by iguanapolitico at 2:55 PM on May 21, 2008


Was fully planning to attend. Then woke up with quite a sick stomach this morning. Definitely hoping to catch the next one.
posted by WCityMike at 3:45 PM on May 21, 2008


Leaving my place in 10 or 15 mins...
posted by wfrgms at 3:57 PM on May 21, 2008


Oh gods. Oh lord. Pictures will be up as soon as I recover. I may die of dysentery.
posted by adamdschneider at 10:55 PM on May 21, 2008


Wow! I have a really fun time tonight. Thanks to everyone who came over to Rossi's - I feel like we all got pretty cozy there. ;-)

I love eamondaly and when you hit your knees tonight, ask God to love him too!

Good night and God bless!
posted by wfrgms at 1:01 AM on May 22, 2008


Fun night! I wish I'd been able to stick around for all of it, but this time duty called early.
posted by sparkletone at 7:17 AM on May 22, 2008


Videos uploaded.

I have died of dysentery.
posted by misskaz at 7:27 AM on May 22, 2008


Rats. I hate owning property.
posted by crush-onastick at 7:47 AM on May 22, 2008


Yeah, fun time. What was I thinking with that vodka/cranberry?

My head needs a little more bed rest.
posted by iguanapolitico at 7:50 AM on May 22, 2008


I had three hours of sleep, and I think I was still buzzing a bit as I headed to the airport. I'm just a little past extremely tired.

We must do this again.
posted by eriko at 8:36 AM on May 22, 2008


misskaz: I have your Flip cozy! Let me know how to get it to you, or I can just leave it for you at the Bong Ho. Also, sorry for freaking Bo out! I secretly loved your green shoes.

Good times, everyone. Good times.
posted by eamondaly at 8:46 AM on May 22, 2008


That was fun. Nice meeting everyone. Next time I'll be sure to stick around for the whole thing. Thanks for introducing me to the harsh realities of musical theatre.
posted by Arbac at 12:24 PM on May 22, 2008


Thanks!
posted by Iridic at 2:39 PM on May 22, 2008


Photos added. Uuuuugh. Michael Collins, once again you have engineered my downfall. I nearly feel human again.
posted by adamdschneider at 6:41 PM on May 22, 2008


Oh, and it was a good time, hangover and all.
posted by adamdschneider at 7:03 PM on May 22, 2008


Hey, I like the pictures. Especially because in misskaz's video I look so NOT AMUSED, and that really was not the case at all. :)

I'm craving a cheeseborger.
posted by iguanapolitico at 7:16 PM on May 22, 2008


It is just me or does that Billy Goat brew go down way to quick? I must have had like five in an hour...

Or maybe I'm just a lush...
posted by wfrgms at 7:49 PM on May 22, 2008


Not just you -- that beer was mighty mighty tasty. Maybe it was the weight of history. But it was probably just tasty.
posted by eriko at 8:44 PM on May 22, 2008


I suspect they've got extra thick walls on those mugs, or maybe a really heavy sham bottom.
posted by hydrophonic at 9:33 PM on May 22, 2008


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