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July 19, 2009 12:26 AM   RSS feed for this thread Subscribe

Thanks so much to everyone for coming out, to all you for bringing food and liquor and drinking like fish and above all celebrating what it is to be a ChiMeFite! Hooray, everyone!

Kevin's going to add his pics, but I'd just like to say that this one picture made the whole day worthwhile. Yay, Chicago!
posted by eamondaly to Chicago, IL at 12:26 AM (24 comments total)

Also, I'm not sure why Flickr is choking on my movies, but give me 24 hours.
posted by eamondaly at 12:27 AM on July 19, 2009


Yay for all of us. Thanks for hosting, had a great time.
posted by borkencode at 12:35 AM on July 19, 2009


Ah, crap. I just realized I forgot to give out slush!
posted by eamondaly at 1:46 AM on July 19, 2009


Great time - thanks again Eamon for hosting above and beyond the call of duty!
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 4:41 AM on July 19, 2009


It was nice to meet everyone, and thank you Eamon for being such a great host.
posted by Windigo at 5:37 AM on July 19, 2009


Also thanks to misskaz for her co-hosting efforts! Were any pictures taken at the Bong? Or even better, and video?
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 7:37 AM on July 19, 2009


Misskaz took a bunch of both. I took a couple of videos, but like an idiot I left my Zi6 at the bar.
posted by eamondaly at 7:41 AM on July 19, 2009


Thanks Eamon and misskaz for hosting, and everyone else for bringing food/drink and being awesome in general. It was a great time all the way from the sock puppet pageant to the drunken karaoke at the Bong.
posted by burnmp3s at 7:51 AM on July 19, 2009


everyone, thanks for the awesome time! thanks especially to eamondaly and misskaz. also to KevinSkomsvold for helping me with my shoutouts. and to readery for not making me ride the El while drunk.

My husband thanks you too - ironically, he's still sleeping even though he left way earlier.
posted by desjardins at 8:15 AM on July 19, 2009


I couldn't go, oh well. Hope to see some of you at another Chicago meet!
posted by Askiba at 8:37 AM on July 19, 2009


Mefite Conga line!
posted by borkencode at 8:44 AM on July 19, 2009


Wow, I had so much fun yesterday! Metafilter is awesome. My voice is all kinds of scratchy this morning from the karaoke. Thanks to everyone who attended, took pics, made sockpuppets, distributed favorites and flags, and brought food. Eamon, thanks for being such a great host. Pictures being uploaded right now... Woo!
posted by misskaz at 8:48 AM on July 19, 2009


Thanks Eamon, the host-with -the-most. It was a great idea to have a block party and your neighbors are awesome.
It was great to meet you all!
posted by readery at 9:50 AM on July 19, 2009


Ok folks, photos and videos uploaded. Whee!
posted by misskaz at 9:53 AM on July 19, 2009


By the way, this party absolutely would not have happened without the help of misskaz. She did a crazy amount of prep work, coordinated all that food, set up and decorated all the tables and chairs, orchestrated the sockpuppetry, dominated the cleanup, AND made a kick-ass pasta salad! Thanks so much, co-host kaz!
posted by eamondaly at 10:30 AM on July 19, 2009


Hah! That was way fun! *AND* I made the last purple line train of the night! Thanks Eamon!
posted by Reverend John at 10:33 AM on July 19, 2009


You people are awesome. I am hungover. I believe this was predictable going in, but hooray!
posted by sachinag at 10:58 AM on July 19, 2009


Bravo sir and Gentlelady! TONS of fun had by me (and all). So awesome to put a name and face together.
posted by zerobyproxy at 11:30 AM on July 19, 2009


Thank you so much eamon and misskaz! I had an awesome time! It was great to meet everybody.
posted by baxter_ilion at 12:36 PM on July 19, 2009


Tons of fun, blah, blah, blah. Nice to meet some of you who can't/don't normally make it to the regular meetups.
posted by sparkletone at 12:45 PM on July 19, 2009


Don't miss the thanks and congratulations some of us posted in the prior thread.

An unexpected bonus for me was that this was just blocks from where my grandfather was a part-owner of a Studebaker mechanic shop until the 1960s. Alas, the street tree meant that I didn't actually recognize it when I walked past it! I used to check it out from the "L" when I was a purple/red line commuter.
posted by dhartung at 1:17 PM on July 19, 2009


Great job with this party, and thanks so much for your hospitality, eamon and misskaz! I experienced a number of firsts yesterday--first block party, first Korean karaoke porn bar, first sockpuppet contest, and first time heading a conga line (for about 30 seconds). I enjoyed meeting everyone, and hope to make another meetup in the future.
posted by carrienation at 6:22 PM on July 19, 2009


Man, I really wish I didn't have to take off so early, and that I wasn't so worn out by the time our dinner party was over. Great seeing everybody! I'll try to make it to the next Billy Goat meetup.
posted by me3dia at 10:09 PM on July 19, 2009


I had a great time and am sorry I missed what looks like a fun conga line. I'll be sure to attend one of a the meetups in the near future.
posted by SouthCNorthNY at 12:11 PM on July 20, 2009


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