Same Bat-time, same Bat-channel. March 24, 2010 7:45 AM   Subscribe

Chicago meetup, two weeks from today.

We miss the 1st by a hair, so come out on the 7th for the usual hurrah. We've had some new faces the last few weeks and it's been great, so if anyone's still on the fence about coming out, fence sit no more!

Billy Goat under Michigan. Possibly Blue Frog later on? YOU DECIDE.
posted by adamdschneider to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:45 AM (37 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Judging by how far Eamon made us walk last time, I think the Blue Frog is like, in Gary or something.

(I'm in, duh.)
posted by SpiffyRob at 9:51 AM on March 24, 2010

As always, I'll put it in the calendar, but as has been the case recently, it'll be a game-time decision for me.
posted by misskaz at 11:26 AM on March 24, 2010

The walk to Blue Frog is half a mile, you candyass!

I'm out, by the way. Got a thing.
posted by eamondaly at 11:46 AM on March 24, 2010

Yes, but I think the reason why it seemed long is because this is the route we took (I took some slight artistic license.)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 1:50 PM on March 24, 2010 [1 favorite]

Yep, should be there.
posted by evisceratordeath at 3:53 PM on March 24, 2010

I plan to be there.
posted by crush-onastick at 7:53 AM on March 25, 2010

Yah mo be there.
posted by Iridic at 8:50 AM on March 25, 2010

Yeah, I'll plan.
posted by Windigo at 10:45 AM on March 25, 2010

My boss just scheduled (for now) a company thing from 6-9 on that date, craaaaap.

Hopefully it will either be canceled or I can sneak out at 8.
posted by SpiffyRob at 12:20 PM on March 25, 2010

I like how two of the last three meetups have essentially had two simultaneous threads going for them.

What the hell are you talking about?
posted by adamdschneider at 3:17 PM on March 25, 2010

I can't miss two months in a row. I'll try my best.
posted by Bunglegirl at 8:19 PM on March 25, 2010

see, i always figured the D was for "droll"; turns out it's for "drollerskatz". boy, is my face red!
posted by crush-onastick at 9:18 AM on March 27, 2010

1. D is for drollerskatz.
2. People generally miss the D.
3. ????
posted by SpiffyRob at 2:54 PM on March 27, 2010

First people leave out the d in my name, then they leave out the e in drollerskatez. Red faces all around.
posted by adamdschneider at 3:59 PM on March 27, 2010

Fine, no pastrami on rye from Drollerskatz's Deli for you. I'm meeting Zomg Nolawforaski there for lunch.
posted by SpiffyRob at 7:29 AM on March 28, 2010

Careful, Spiffy. Don't let Zomg pull the "my wallet's in my other pants" bit with you. He has no other pants.
posted by crush-onastick at 8:32 AM on March 28, 2010

Fine, no pastrami on rye from Drollerskatz's Deli for you.

posted by adamdschneider at 2:27 PM on March 28, 2010

He dined and dashed, as it turns out, but Mr. Drollerskatz was pretty fair about the whole thing. He only made me pay for mine, so if I were Zomg, I wouldn't show my face again.

Sidenote: Who eats lunch with their landlord?
posted by SpiffyRob at 3:17 PM on March 28, 2010

I once used to stop for donuts in a shop right next door to my landlord's office, when dropping off my rent check, and would sometimes have a cup of coffee with him. But finally, when he told me I looked like Meg Tilly (or maybe Jennifer Tilly, it was a long time ago) one too many times, I stopped.
posted by crush-onastick at 6:13 PM on March 28, 2010

Settle on a post for the sidebar. Dueling threads suck.

posted by eamondaly at 2:48 PM on March 29, 2010

I actually saw the other thread because I clicked on the sidebar link, expecting to be taken to this thread.
posted by adamdschneider at 3:05 PM on March 29, 2010

My silly work outing that was scheduled on top of this has been moved to a restaurant in the Northbrook neck of the woods, and will be happening from 4-6. Point being: I can probably make it to the Goat no later than 7:30 or so. Radness.
posted by SpiffyRob at 6:45 AM on March 30, 2010

Are post-100k users welcome? Will quite possibly be in that part of town.
posted by PMdixon at 12:11 PM on April 1, 2010

All are welcome.
posted by adamdschneider at 1:26 PM on April 1, 2010

And encouraged!
posted by adamdschneider at 1:28 PM on April 1, 2010

To join us.
posted by adamdschneider at 1:28 PM on April 1, 2010

and to drink tiny beers.
posted by crush-onastick at 11:15 PM on April 1, 2010

Or even smaller whiskeys.
posted by crush-onastick at 11:15 PM on April 1, 2010

Absolutely you should come, PMdixon. Some of the things you may (or may not) learn if you come:

1. The optimal way to arrange stacks of money within a briefcase.
2. Dutch.
3. Hawaiian bounty hunting techniques and commentary.
4. Why you should fear Purple People Eaters.
5. If there are fries.

Also: You think you know pain? YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT PAYNE IS.
posted by SpiffyRob at 7:39 AM on April 2, 2010 [1 favorite]

Oh noes! I just realized I have a board function on Wednesday night, so I will be absent from the festivities. Rats.
posted by crush-onastick at 7:27 AM on April 6, 2010

Nuts. I was hoping you'd tell the story of your big spill in Tahoe.
posted by adamdschneider at 8:53 AM on April 6, 2010

Is a board function like when you put a tin can under a 2x4 and then drop something heavy on one side, and the other lifts?

Still not sure about when I'll be there, but I'll be there, by the by.
posted by SpiffyRob at 6:44 AM on April 7, 2010

Shows what you know. I learned the board function in like pre-calc.
posted by adamdschneider at 7:30 AM on April 7, 2010

# For keeping crush away from the meetup.
def board():
      print "Yes, we serve fries here! Enjoy! Whiskey? In tiny glasses? No."
posted by SpiffyRob at 9:47 AM on April 7, 2010

Moar liek bored function amirite?
posted by adamdschneider at 11:23 AM on April 7, 2010

oh noes! were y'all bored? I was all on board. There were no bore beetles. Or Boer Wars. Or whiskey.
posted by crush-onastick at 6:58 AM on April 8, 2010

posted by SpiffyRob at 2:47 PM on April 8, 2010

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