Chicago July Meetup June 23, 2009 9:51 AM   Subscribe

Chicago-Meetup-Filter: Yes, it's that time of month again.

Like the flow of the tides, or the cycle of the moon, it's time once again for the monthly Chicago-MeFi meetup.

Unless the date is going to cramp our style, I suggest our regular first Wednesday of the month. That's next week - Wednesday, July 1st.

As always, the meetup will be at the Billy Goat, underneath Michigan Ave. (For the uninitiated, this is a few miles south of the Moody Bible Institute.)

Be there or we will for sure rag on you. Also, don't be late. The start time is spotty, but usually around 6pm-ish.

This particular meetup may be important-ish as we possibly will discuss the 10th anniversary block party.
posted by wfrgms to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:51 AM (46 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

What does "." mean again?
posted by hydrophonic at 10:26 AM on June 23, 2009

You guys keep trying to make these into estrogen-fueled affairs. When do I get my goodie bag of lipsticks, facial creams and bon-bons?
posted by crush-onastick at 10:29 AM on June 23, 2009

My city bleeds.
posted by qvantamon at 11:17 AM on June 23, 2009

Yeah, you guys discuss the 10th party. Crush and I will sit at our own lame-ass table and discuss some lame-ass topic for lame-asses.
posted by SpiffyRob at 11:20 AM on June 23, 2009 [1 favorite]

Can't attend. My Aunt Flo is visiting.
posted by not_on_display at 11:20 AM on June 23, 2009

Holy cow. Is that next week? How the hell did that happen?
posted by eamondaly at 11:26 AM on June 23, 2009

I promise not to tamp on the table too much this time, and will be sure to pad my wallet so I can buy everyone a round.
posted by misskaz at 12:10 PM on June 23, 2009

And I'll provide the maximum amount of fun allowed by law.

Also: Panty liners.
posted by SpiffyRob at 12:32 PM on June 23, 2009

posted by shakespeherian at 1:10 PM on June 23, 2009

I'll be out of town. Guess I'll see you all at the 10th. Too bad. Wish the calendar was shifted one day!
posted by adamdschneider at 1:16 PM on June 23, 2009

some lame-ass topic for lame-asses.

Please - may I suggest possible moping subjects?

-Project Management Software
-Pre-Main Sequence stars
-Post-Marketing Surveillance
-Pearl, Mississippi
posted by Your Disapproving Father at 2:48 PM on June 23, 2009

You guys have no idea how long I spent trying to work the word "moody" in to that post.
posted by wfrgms at 3:51 PM on June 23, 2009

wfrgms, I totally understand. It's like 92 degrees up in here right now. I give you props for managing to come up with anything witty today.

I might attend this one; I'll think of it as a dry-run in anticipation of the big block-party later in the month, when I slough on down to meet the Chicagoish MeFites. I expect I'll gush a little when I meet some of them.

Yeah, I'm not as good with the words, but you hear me. *winknudge*
posted by heyho at 4:37 PM on June 23, 2009

Hey! I hear the Billy Goat has a delicious seafood ragout.

what, too much? ya bunch of pussies.
posted by zerokey at 6:42 PM on June 23, 2009

Wow, I leave for six months and it's nothing but periods when I come back.

You guys are amazing. It's been ages, hope to see you at the 10th!
posted by asuprenant at 7:44 PM on June 23, 2009

Sorry, that's my birthday and I've got plans. I won't be able to make it.
posted by IndigoRain at 9:09 PM on June 23, 2009

Do you ever get a not-so-drunk feeling?
posted by Pronoiac at 11:04 PM on June 23, 2009

WTF? You non-Chicago people stay the hell out of thread. Go get your own meetup. Losers!
posted by wfrgms at 6:48 AM on June 24, 2009 [1 favorite]

Next week I will be living in Oak Park, which is approximately 241,734,572 miles closer than where I live now.

However I still work in Hoffman Estates until 6. :(
posted by desjardins at 7:13 AM on June 24, 2009

I think the non-Chicago folk are just hanging around in hopes of a big cash-in-a-briefcase payoff.
posted by SpiffyRob at 9:10 AM on June 24, 2009

People who will be there: Me. I will be there.
posted by sparkletone at 9:22 AM on June 24, 2009

I'll try to be there, but I have to make cupcakes for work the next day.
posted by hydrophonic at 10:36 AM on June 24, 2009

make cupcakes for work

I don't get it. How does that relate to menstruation?
posted by backseatpilot at 1:28 PM on June 24, 2009

posted by heyho at 1:44 PM on June 24, 2009 [2 favorites]

And, I, being a candyass, am out of town that day, which means I will miss again. And I'm out of town on the 17th, which means I miss the coolest party ever.


Humble Request to TCC*. Can we do the August meeting on, say, a Tuesday once? Say Aug 11? Or A Monday?

Matter of fact, we should have a beer snob meeting. Not that I'm against steak and eggs....

posted by eriko at 4:34 AM on June 25, 2009

TCC, were it to exist, would highly endorse supplementary meet-ups. The TCC, were it to exist, would be fond of the booze and the company.

There is a lame table for those of us who are missing the rockin block party. But we're not bitter. Not at all. We've bought bikinis. How could we be bitter?
posted by crush-onastick at 8:24 AM on June 25, 2009

And if I may brag, I look fuckin' awesome in my bikini.
posted by SpiffyRob at 9:42 AM on June 25, 2009

I plan to be there. See you all then!
posted by MeetMegan at 1:50 PM on June 26, 2009

I will be there. You may prepare the sash!
posted by halonine at 7:34 AM on June 28, 2009

I look fuckin' awesome in my bikini.

Did you mean to swap the third and forth words?
posted by eriko at 6:58 AM on June 29, 2009

Come to the meetup and judge for yourself!

DISCLAIMER: I will not be fuckin' or in a bikini at the meetup.
posted by SpiffyRob at 8:52 AM on June 29, 2009

I'll be there! Not in a bikini. Unconfirmed rumors that the kazborg may be in full attendance (meaning me + my husband).
posted by misskaz at 2:15 PM on June 30, 2009

My lady's been making noise about coming as well! We don't have a fun "us" name like kaz, but you guys will probably like her better than me anyway.
posted by SpiffyRob at 7:12 PM on June 30, 2009

I had to drive today, so I'll be liquor-free this evening. If you want a lift from Evanston, RSVP and meet me in the lobby of the Rotary building at 5:30pm.
posted by eamondaly at 10:40 AM on July 1, 2009

I'll be getting into the city around 6 - so I should be at the Goat around 6:30.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 12:15 PM on July 1, 2009

I'll be there around 6pm-ish - sadly, I can't stay long owing to prior commitments. But look forward to see the early birds.
posted by wfrgms at 12:46 PM on July 1, 2009

Well with a sober eamondaly and early-leaving wfrgms, doesn't sound like it will be a wild and crazy night tonight. Which is fine, since I'm riding home and riding drunk is scary.
posted by misskaz at 1:27 PM on July 1, 2009

I love you all dearly, but the lady needs me tonight, so I have to bow out. Have a wonderful time tonight and at the block party, and I'll see you in August.
posted by SpiffyRob at 2:28 PM on July 1, 2009

Well, since my companion at the lame table won't be there, neither will I. Actually, I won't be there because I am, in fact, lame. Like a racehorse, that is. I have an injured ankle and am supposed to go to bed.
posted by crush-onastick at 2:52 PM on July 1, 2009

wtf people, my husband will be pissed, he's riding all the way downtown to finally come to a meetup and y'all are dropping like flies!
posted by misskaz at 3:00 PM on July 1, 2009

I'm still coming!
posted by sparkletone at 3:49 PM on July 1, 2009

Photo of injury added.
posted by crush-onastick at 6:43 PM on July 1, 2009

zoiks crush - that's not a fun looking injury!!! Get better soon.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 9:08 PM on July 1, 2009

Wow, crush: that's spectacular! I can't wait to see what MeetMegan's injury looks like, since she didn't show up, either!
posted by eamondaly at 10:00 PM on July 1, 2009

You think I look bad? You should see the sidewalk!
posted by crush-onastick at 6:18 AM on July 2, 2009

Damn, my one and only chance to get into a high-speed chase with eamondaly and I have to be in Connecticut. :(
posted by adamdschneider at 7:53 PM on July 2, 2009

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