Chicago April MeetUp March 20, 2009 9:41 AM   Subscribe

It's nearly time for the monthly Chicago MeFi meetup!

After consulting with Mr. eamondaly, I've decided to go ahead and post notice of next month's meetup.*

The first of April is Wednesday, or April Fool's Day as it's colloquially known. So this is an early heads-up for those of us who let the monthly meetup sneak up on us...

Date/time: 04-01-09 6pm
Where: Billy Goat Tavern (under Michigan Ave.)

Does this work for everyone?

*Beards optional.
posted by wfrgms to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:41 AM (37 comments total)

Hooray! I'll be there a little late, as usual.
posted by eamondaly at 9:46 AM on March 20, 2009

It would be funny if none of us decided to show as an April Fool's Day joke on the rest.
posted by adamdschneider at 10:24 AM on March 20, 2009

Wouldn't the joke be if everyone did show? I'M LOOKING AT YOU, BABY BALROG.

Speaking of beards, lift 6 went horribly, horribly wrong today. I might lose the whole thing altogether by April 1st!
posted by eamondaly at 12:41 PM on March 20, 2009

My GF, every month surprised when I say I want to go to these, and don't, has graciously volunteered to come pick my drunk ass up if I do. That makes it more likely that I'll be coming, but given that all previous times I've said I'd come I haven't, I'm not going to say anything further at this time.

That's about as coherent as I can write that sentence at 3:20 on a Friday, so, if it needs to be translated on Monday morning, I'll be happy to do just that.
posted by SpiffyRob at 1:21 PM on March 20, 2009

Finally got rid of my Wednesday gig, but I'll be out of town. In Dayton, with no Meet Up in sight.
posted by nax at 6:47 PM on March 20, 2009

I should be there about the usual time.

Not in a steak + egg mood today. But hopefully I will be then.
posted by sparkletone at 9:44 AM on March 23, 2009

I'm going to try and lift a steak & egg with my chin scruff.
posted by wfrgms at 12:40 PM on March 23, 2009

For those who don't metachat, the Beard's final lift is Friday at 8:00pm. I know I'll be there!
posted by crush-onastick at 10:40 AM on March 25, 2009

You know, SpiffyRob, that the GF is invited too. Sometimes I make the husband tag along.

I also hope to make it to the Beard's final lift. Whee!
posted by misskaz at 12:43 PM on March 25, 2009

She knows she's invited. I think she wants me to test the waters.
posted by SpiffyRob at 1:11 PM on March 25, 2009

I'm throwing Guy in the deep end without water wings at the lift.
posted by crush-onastick at 1:29 PM on March 25, 2009

the very last lift 8pm this Friday at Emmit's Pub at 495 N. Milwaukee

I think I may stop by to see this. Maybe we could just make that an early Meetup?
posted by wfrgms at 8:30 AM on March 26, 2009

Ain't no law agin' it.
posted by eamondaly at 2:47 PM on March 26, 2009

Alrighty. I added a link to the front MeTa page. For those of you just joining us:

The Honorable Eamon Daly will be lifting a small child with his beard on Friday night at Emmit's Pub - 495 N. Milwaukee at around 8pm. This coincides with the Gapers Block get-together which means free beer for the first 150 people (why can't our Meetups ever feature free beer?)

We will still have the regular April 1st MeetUp at the Billy Goat next Wednesday!
posted by wfrgms at 3:47 PM on March 26, 2009

Anyone/everyone still on? I am actually coming this time, and don't want my first meetup to be a meetup of one.
posted by SpiffyRob at 4:31 PM on March 31, 2009

I'm planning to be there, late as usual. I plan to play an awesome joke on my liver.
posted by eamondaly at 7:50 PM on March 31, 2009

I wound up triple-booked, so it's unlikely I'll make it. I'll try, but don't hold a seat for me.
posted by crush-onastick at 5:59 AM on April 1, 2009

I'll be there as long as I don't have any last minute emergencies (this is my angry face, Friday).
posted by adamdschneider at 8:50 AM on April 1, 2009

I'm out. Sick sick sick. :(
posted by misskaz at 10:58 AM on April 1, 2009

I'll be there. Shit, I wish it was 6pm right now. (must. resist. urge. todrinkuntil6pm!)
posted by wfrgms at 11:34 AM on April 1, 2009

Sweet. Sounds like a quorum. It'll probably be closer to 7 for me, as I'm coming from Northbrook, but I'll be there.
posted by SpiffyRob at 11:57 AM on April 1, 2009

I think I may ride my bike to the meetup. Anyone else ridding?
posted by wfrgms at 12:55 PM on April 1, 2009

Walking as usual.
posted by adamdschneider at 2:47 PM on April 1, 2009

Shuttle>Metra>Purple>Red>Walking. Step one starts in five minutes. See you there!
posted by SpiffyRob at 2:54 PM on April 1, 2009

Sitting this one out. You kids have fun though.
posted by sparkletone at 4:13 PM on April 1, 2009

Great time tonight. I'm glad my calves were appreciated!
posted by wfrgms at 12:48 AM on April 2, 2009

Sorry I missed it!
posted by crush-onastick at 6:31 AM on April 2, 2009

Good times indeed.
Nikita > La Femme Nikita > Point of No Return
posted by SpiffyRob at 7:00 AM on April 2, 2009

Nikita > La Femme Nikita > Point of No Return

The consequent proof of
Tchéky Karyo > Gabriel Byrne
is left as an exercise for the reader.
posted by Iridic at 9:08 AM on April 2, 2009

I threw up this morning. Good times!
posted by eamondaly at 9:17 AM on April 2, 2009

"You did NOT just order me a another Long Island Ice Tea."
-- Eamon Daly
posted by wfrgms at 9:29 AM on April 2, 2009

Yikes, how long did you guys stick around? Glad I got out before the switch to liquor, as I'm having trouble enough getting through today as is.
posted by SpiffyRob at 11:07 AM on April 2, 2009

If you weren't there, you missed Will's calves!
posted by eamondaly at 11:36 AM on April 2, 2009

My foot is honored to share this picture with such glorious calves.
posted by SpiffyRob at 1:00 PM on April 2, 2009

Yeah, how long did you stay? I'm always amazed at how drunk I can get from just a couple beers, but the ol' 2n2 (two glasses of water and two Aleve before bed) did good by me again this time.
posted by adamdschneider at 1:28 PM on April 2, 2009

Can't speak for those two, but I left a bit before 11.
posted by SpiffyRob at 1:34 PM on April 2, 2009

My Chicago Card got on at Lake and Randolph at 1:59 AM. Then it rode the CTA Bus at 3:27 AM, another CTA Bus at 4:29 PM, and finally the El at 79th Street. Then I ordered a replacement card, because I was pissed it was having so much fun without me.
posted by eamondaly at 10:44 AM on April 4, 2009 [1 favorite]

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