Get Drunk Blow Things Up
posted June 20, 2013 8:15 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Wed July 3 at 5:00 PM, Billy Goat Tavern
430 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA (Map & Directions)
The first Wednesday of July is the 3rd, which means that we have a pre-holiday goatup! I don't know if this means there will be a small showing or a magnificent karaoke fest, but it's TRADITION, so. July 3. GOAT.
A couple years ago we migrated over to Castaways mid-evening and watched fireworks, which was pretty nice.
posted by phunniemee to Meetup (43 comments total)

Was Castaways that boat looking place on North Ave beach?

I am so in for this. My first Goat since back surgery - I can show off my scar. And it's the start if a four day weekend for me. Woo!
posted by youngergirl44 at 6:34 AM on June 21, 2013

I've been a perma-maybe for about the past four goatups, but I hope to actually make it out this time! I do enjoy a good blowing things up.
posted by sldownard at 5:16 PM on June 23, 2013

It is also a 4 day weekend for me. I'm a yes, and I may even be a yes+1.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 6:24 AM on June 24, 2013

the title of this event should not be mistaken for the title of the gun range event...
posted by garlic at 12:12 PM on June 24, 2013 [3 favorites]

goat goat goat goat goat goat goat. frog.
posted by crush-onastick at 6:28 AM on July 1, 2013

goaty goat goat goat
posted by garlic at 7:53 AM on July 1, 2013


goat goat goat goat goat goat goat goat goat goat goat
posted by phunniemee at 7:58 AM on July 1, 2013 [2 favorites]

Me and baniak will be there. Finally.
posted by bibliogrrl at 11:39 AM on July 1, 2013 [3 favorites]

phunniemee's new title: VP of goating.

hey, I get to have a new title now that we're a 'new' company. I too can be VP of goating at my workplace!
posted by garlic at 12:37 PM on July 1, 2013 [1 favorite]

I should actually be able to make it! Probably not until 8 or 9, though, so if someone could thread-update that'd be much appreciated.
posted by BevosAngryGhost at 3:23 PM on July 1, 2013

posted by zombiestripperjesuscat at 1:30 PM on July 2, 2013 [2 favorites]

Hey, random thing for you people...if you see any CASH 4 DIABETIC TEST STRIPS signs around town, please let me know.
posted by phunniemee at 2:19 PM on July 2, 2013

I'm trying to guess how this is a Girl Scout thing but haven't been able to figure it out.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 3:19 PM on July 2, 2013 [1 favorite]

I realize that spontaneity is usually the name of the game, but does anybody have any thoughts/ideas on whether or not there will truly be post-Goat fireworks/karaoke/gender-essentialist-board-game-playing? (My possible +1 is curious. Well, so am I, but I can play it by ear... I can do anything...can you tell I'm thrilled by a four day holiday weekend thing about to happen?)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 7:20 AM on July 3, 2013

Not a scout thing. I saw the sign, it pissed me off, I tried to take it down but was too short, flagged down a cop who didn't care, so I got all angry at him (I was having a mad-at-cops day anyway) until he came and cut it down for me. And now I'm interested in how widespread this is around Chicago.

Depending on what happens this evening, I might go home and come back out with my dog, or I might go home and fall asleep. WE SHALL SEE.
posted by phunniemee at 7:35 AM on July 3, 2013

the NYTIMES article on how much it costs to be pregnant in the US talked about how pricey these strips are without insurance.
posted by garlic at 7:55 AM on July 3, 2013

Hi, newbie here. Are we meeting right at 5, or is it at 8/9? Sorry, a little confused by the comments. I look forward to meeting everyone!
posted by dovesandstones at 8:19 AM on July 3, 2013

There's no official "start" time (J/K THE PARTY ONLY STARTS WHEN I ARRIVE, BITCHES), but folks will start filtering in between 5 and 6 usually. Some come later. Some leave early. Welcome!
posted by phunniemee at 8:26 AM on July 3, 2013

Oh there is definitely frog happening, to judge by the twitters.
posted by crush-onastick at 8:34 AM on July 3, 2013

Hah, thanks so much! See you all there!
posted by dovesandstones at 10:06 AM on July 3, 2013 [1 favorite]

According to the guests drop down menu, you can't bring more than 2 guests to IRL events, because pb doesn't like us to have non-mefite friends.
posted by garlic at 12:00 PM on July 3, 2013

I'm actually leaving work now and will be wandering around the loop for the next few hours; shopping, reading, whatever. Then to the Goat. Although I mentioned it upthread, I don't believe I'll be showing off my scar, but I am beautiful baby READY TO PARTY. There will be much goating and frogging and possibly some owling* this evening.

I need to set up some sort of ITTT rule for when people from the cabal tweet things. You guys always get buried in my feed.

* Owls are evil
posted by youngergirl44 at 12:08 PM on July 3, 2013

No, garlic, they just tend to lower the beard and/or glasses ratio. If this hits a critically low level, the meetup must be officially declared over. Pb is trying to protect us.
posted by BevosAngryGhost at 2:26 PM on July 3, 2013 [1 favorite]

oh my god guys why does everything wait to blow up until the very end of the day why why why
in related news I might be late
posted by phunniemee at 2:29 PM on July 3, 2013

F-balls. I'll be even later than I thought, too, probably not until the Frog or so. In related news, I'm still in Omaha.
posted by BevosAngryGhost at 2:41 PM on July 3, 2013

I can't fit anything more in my backpack, so shopping is officially over. In related news, I'm the proud new owner of 18 different kinds of glitter and a peacock coffee cup.
posted by youngergirl44 at 3:32 PM on July 3, 2013

sad trombone, Bevos! sad trombone.
posted by crush-onastick at 3:56 PM on July 3, 2013

Which table is the MeFite one? /n00b
posted by ilicet at 4:01 PM on July 3, 2013

Usually a few tables pushed together in and to the left. Look for an above average level of beards and glasses. When in doubt, though, ask! We're welcoming.
posted by BevosAngryGhost at 4:06 PM on July 3, 2013

Drink a Horny Goat for me, crush.
posted by BevosAngryGhost at 4:07 PM on July 3, 2013

I made some co-workers drink Malört today. They were displeased.
posted by SpiffyRob at 6:58 PM on July 3, 2013 [1 favorite]

Did people head over to the Frog, I'll assume? Just found an empty Goat...
posted by BevosAngryGhost at 7:18 PM on July 3, 2013

Is it possible for a total shitshow to also be awesome? Because that is what is happening at the Frog right now.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 8:41 PM on July 3, 2013 [1 favorite]

we are in some horrifying weird Frog I hope never to again
posted by crush-onastick at 9:20 PM on July 3, 2013 [2 favorites]

Waffles a la mode at 4am seemed like a great fucking idea. They were not.
posted by eamondaly at 3:56 AM on July 4, 2013 [1 favorite]

Can we get a roll call of all the new faces? I've already forgotten half of 'em, because I am lame.
posted by eamondaly at 9:45 AM on July 4, 2013

I second the motion on the floor.
posted by crush-onastick at 11:30 AM on July 4, 2013

Also, everyone who wasn't there. I *missed* you and *you* missed snickerfuckingdoodles.
posted by crush-onastick at 12:10 PM on July 4, 2013 [1 favorite]

Sleep has never, ever been so welcome...though waking up at dinner time not so much. (That is a lie - no regrets.)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 4:30 PM on July 4, 2013 [1 favorite]

So, I had 3 friends come along. Tim, Britt, and Jen all had a good time as I understand it.
posted by garlic at 5:04 AM on July 8, 2013 [2 favorites]

And no one died!
posted by eamondaly at 12:26 PM on July 8, 2013

Britt reports that you kept them out til 5:30. nicely done.
posted by garlic at 12:39 PM on July 8, 2013

Speaking of last Wednesday (and please pass this along to any non-Mefites), did anybody put a grey hoodie with a red hood in a backpack thinking it was their backpack and then not find it the next day?

Because I found one in my backpack yesterday. And I'm long passed the days of coming home with strange dude's clothes in my possession.

(More accurately Andy found it. Fortunately, he's long passed caring.)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 1:24 PM on July 8, 2013 [1 favorite]

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