May Goatup!
posted April 26, 2015 4:43 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Wed May 6 at 5:00 PM, Billy Goat Tavern
430 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA (Map & Directions)
Time for our regularly scheduled monthly meetup at the Billy Goat, plus a very important PSA: Mother's Day is the Sunday after this meetup! If you're at this meetup and haven't figured something out yet, you're setting yourself up for failure. Don't let it happen to you.
Bonus: goat in a coat.

Note for newcomers and folks who come less regularly: Chicago always meets the first Wednesday of every month at the Michigan Ave Billy Goat! It's as certain as death and taxes (but hopefully more fun than either of those things), even if you don't see the IRL post for it yet. We sit to the left of the entrance as you walk in the door and are usually easy to spot due to a combination of nerdiness and idiosyncratic sartorial choices.
posted by phunniemee to Meetup (29 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

posted by crush-onastick at 5:06 PM on April 26, 2015 [2 favorites]

omg we must have been doing it at the same time, that's why!
I like that both of us thought to include a note for new people. Great minds, etc, etc.
posted by phunniemee at 5:10 PM on April 26, 2015 [2 favorites]

I flagged me. If I get deleted, I'll re-iterate: "New faces are always welcomed! Can't make it to the Goat? Join us at the Blue Frog (676 N LaSalle) around 9:00 for the weird and wonderful world of First Wednesdays Karaoke. There is never any pressure to sing, but we expect thunderous applause. And fog. Lots and lots of fog."
posted by crush-onastick at 5:31 PM on April 26, 2015

I am going to the other one and not this one.
posted by Evilspork at 12:03 AM on April 27, 2015

I'm all for more meet ups and increasing Chicago's tally, but this seems a little much.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 4:39 AM on April 27, 2015 [3 favorites]

posted by tivalasvegas at 7:08 AM on April 27, 2015 [2 favorites]

Oh, here's where y'all are hiding.
posted by _Mona_ at 12:36 PM on April 27, 2015 [3 favorites]

Ah, I saw that flag and couldn't figure out why you had flagged it! I'll delete the other one.
posted by LobsterMitten at 7:29 PM on April 27, 2015

Oooo now we have a ghost thread! There are ghost threads all over this highway.
posted by crush-onastick at 8:25 PM on April 27, 2015

_Mona_, I promise that if you are able to attend we will be there.

However, do make sure you go to the proper Billy Goat downtown. (This mistake has been made before.) I wouldn't want you to think we were pulling a years-long elaborate prank.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 8:31 AM on April 28, 2015 [1 favorite]

Although by "downtown", Mike means "North of the River, under the Wrigley Building" and not "South of the River, under the L"
posted by crush-onastick at 12:04 PM on April 28, 2015 [1 favorite]

Yeah, I actually I meant the "proper downtown Billy Goat" rather than "the other one."

Words are hard.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 2:37 PM on April 28, 2015

Yup. I know which one. I also call it "the real Billy Goat" since it's the one I grew up going to. I went to the one at the Pier yesterday and it was
posted by _Mona_ at 12:48 PM on May 4, 2015 [1 favorite]

I have new fancy shoes. They aren't as nice as Denail's new fancy shoes.
posted by garlic at 10:03 AM on May 5, 2015 [2 favorites]

Are we going to have a shoe-off?
posted by eamondaly at 11:15 AM on May 5, 2015

I would seriously enjoy a shoe-off.
posted by crush-onastick at 11:31 AM on May 5, 2015 [1 favorite]

So, Mike, this thing happened that I think you in particular will enjoy; it involves my grandma and facebook. I know you two have a history.

I was heading out the door to run errands when my phone rings. It's Gram, I answer it, and omg she sounds frantic. I know she's got a good friend who's getting taken off life support today, so I figure she's upset about that, so settle myself back down to let her talk for a while.

At some point I realize she's talking about facebook and not her friend. She's losing her mind because someone on facebook shared one of those "leave a comment with one word about how your day is going!" memes and instead of writing "great!" my grandma has posted "breast!" and now she's there on the internet all excited about breasts, for anyone to see.

"How's your day going?"
posted by phunniemee at 1:14 PM on May 5, 2015 [3 favorites]

Not accepting her friend request was the biggest mistake I've ever made.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 3:03 PM on May 5, 2015 [3 favorites]

Taking shoes off at the Goat might not be the best idea.
posted by Evilspork at 11:31 PM on May 5, 2015 [1 favorite]

So I left the house wearing one hightop camoflage Chuck and one lowtop black Chuck-Target-knockoff as my "casual after work shoes"

Didn't realize it until I was downtown, so casually after work we're going to pretend it is a fashion choice, okay?
posted by MCMikeNamara at 5:55 AM on May 6, 2015 [1 favorite]

This is what we in the PR business call getting out in front of the scandal.

( I am not in PR)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 6:34 AM on May 6, 2015

I do, however, watch a lot of Scandal. And Punky Brewster apparently.

One of these shoes is canvas and the other is fake-leather. I cannot stress how different they are.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 7:08 AM on May 6, 2015 [3 favorites]

I'm going to favorite Mike's shoe choices in every social media platform I can.
posted by crush-onastick at 7:13 AM on May 6, 2015 [2 favorites]

I think if you'd kept your yap shut you might've won the shoe-off.
posted by eamondaly at 9:48 AM on May 6, 2015 [1 favorite]

Anything I Do That Seems Cool is Purely Accidental - The MCMikeNamara Story
posted by MCMikeNamara at 10:40 AM on May 6, 2015 [3 favorites]

I am, once again, drunken gap child care, as the bro in law is out of town and the sister has a school meeting. So I'll probably miss the Goat but am in for some Frog. Spouse has offered to child care for me, but there's whoopie pies. It's a conundrum.
posted by crush-onastick at 10:47 AM on May 6, 2015

I spent an hour and a half today doing something very silly and I have to say, I'm pretty pleased with myself.
posted by phunniemee at 12:31 PM on May 6, 2015 [4 favorites]

Once again, some of you missed something SPECIAL
posted by crush-onastick at 9:18 PM on May 6, 2015 [1 favorite]

posted by eamondaly at 9:50 PM on May 6, 2015

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