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Old 11-08-2008, 11:22 AM   #1
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Chicagoans? -ites? -ers?

Let's meet. Soon. Bring "welcome to Chicago" gifts for me, like, dishwashing soap. Towels. Coffee. Money in envelopes. Forks and Spoons. Ziplock bags. Bread.

I've relocated from my previously undisclosed location to downtown Chicago, near Michigan and Randolph. We could meet-up in the emptiest apartment you've ever seen, and sit on the floor, because I have no chairs. I did stack my books up into a chair-like shape, but it didn't quite work. I'd slip off and end up tangled in plot-lines...

Or, I'm open to suggestions, because I haven't really explored the area yet. But the area is thick with restaurants, a Starbucks every corner, and little apartment-sized doggies pooping in Grant Park.

When? Where? Who?
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Old 11-08-2008, 11:27 AM   #2
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wow. to think the modest meetup has become such as institution around here (in only a few months !) that it can now be diverted into some odd variety of housewarming party for recent arrivals. i'm so proud. i wish i could bring you a package of coffee / a spoon or two myself but it's a bit far, so i'll just remind you of the tradition of toasting absent friends at each meetup, and wait until i feel my ears buzzing.
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Old 11-08-2008, 11:33 AM   #3
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wow. to think the modest meetup has become such as institution around here (in only a few months !) that it can now be diverted into some odd variety of housewarming party for recent arrivals. i'm so proud. i wish i could bring you a package of coffee / a spoon or two myself but it's a bit far, so i'll just remind you of the tradition of toasting absent friends at each meetup, and wait until i feel my ears buzzing.
When the queen sets a example for us we "must" follow!
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Old 11-08-2008, 11:39 AM   #4
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New great weight loss plan! 1) lose all your worldly possessions, including vehicles 2) move somewhere that requires extensive walking 3) eat scrabbled eggs, toast, orange juice, peanut butter, and ramen noodles, sparingly, because you're broke 4) drink copious amounts of tap water to acclimate your digestive tract to the local fauna.
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Old 11-08-2008, 11:41 AM   #5
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New great weight loss plan! 1) lose all your worldly possessions, including vehicles 2) move somewhere that requires extensive walking 3) eat scrabbled eggs, toast, orange juice, peanut butter, and ramen noodles, sparingly, because you're broke 4) drink copious amounts of tap water to acclimate your digestive tract to the local fauna.
oh now, you're just trying to inspire pity, so people will give you more bread / ziploc bags / a car. the exercise is good for you. trust me. with a few slight modifications, that's my system, and it works great for me.
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Old 11-08-2008, 11:47 AM   #6
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Of COURSE I'm trying to inspire pity. I'm not exactly being subtle here!

Actually, it's been a lot of fun so far, and I'd like to meet some natives and get some ideas for what to do around town.
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Old 11-08-2008, 11:48 AM   #7
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Old 11-08-2008, 12:02 PM   #8
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Near Michigan and Randolph? No wonder you have no money. If you have the cash to sustain that address, you're gonna have a great time, PH.
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Old 11-08-2008, 12:35 PM   #9
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Near Michigan and Randolph? No wonder you have no money. If you have the cash to sustain that address, you're gonna have a great time, PH.
Oh man.........and here I was going to organize an online 'donate money to Taylor514CE.........I was feeling so sorry for him!

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Of COURSE I'm trying to inspire pity. I'm not exactly being subtle here!

Actually, it's been a lot of fun so far, and I'd like to meet some natives and get some ideas for what to do around town.
Museums! Museums!

Oh yeah ... and libraries.
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And parks, restaurants, Lake Michigan, theatre, events, universities, shops....What's not to love, aside from masses of people and, I suspect, a fairly hefty rent?
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...so i'll just remind you of the tradition of toasting absent friends at each meetup, and wait until i feel my ears buzzing.

So what do you do for your absinthe f(r)iends.....


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So what do you do for your absinthe f(r)iends.....


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ask not what i can do for my absinthe f(r)iends, but what my absinthe f(r)iends can do for me.

well ?
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Old 11-08-2008, 03:55 PM   #15
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It was either get a less expensive apartment and have to buy appliances, or get a tiny apartment in nice building, that came WITH appliances. All-in-all, the swankier digs comes up cheaper.

So, who's coming? When? C'mon, I'm trying to kick-start a social life, here.
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