August: Goat County
posted July 27, 2015 6:54 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Wed August 5 at 5:30 PM, Billy Goat Tavern
430 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA (Map & Directions)
First Wednesday of August is coming up quickly (though not as quickly as it might feel it should because there are 5 Wednesdays in July) Once the wait is over, let's go to the Billy Goat (430 North Michigan Avenue) and then maybe the Blue Frog . (676 N LaSalle)
Rumor has it we might have some visitors and some new folk and I'm on vacation next week, so fun will be had.

(THE TITLE IS THE SAME "LITERARY" JOKE I MADE LAST YEAR AND IT'S JUST AS "FUNNY" THIS TIME.)
posted by MCMikeNamara to Meetup (36 comments total)

I actually made that joke 2 years ago. Time flies.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 1:12 PM on July 27, 2015 [3 favorites]




I'm new folk! Can't wait to meet everyone! Huzzah!
posted by Timmoy Daen at 2:09 PM on July 27, 2015 [5 favorites]


I'm gonna see if I can't get my closing shift covered for this one.
posted by dogheart at 3:03 PM on July 27, 2015 [1 favorite]


(though not as quickly as it might feel it should because there are 5 Wednesdays in July)

THIS YEAR AUGUST HAS FIVE WENESDAYS. thiS HAPPENS ONCE EVREY 823 YEARS. THIS IS CALLED CHEEZBORGERS. SO: COPY THIS TO YOUR PRIFLE PAGE AND CHEEZBORGERS WILL ARRIVE WITHIN 8 DAYS...bASED ON CHINESE FENG SHUI. THE ONE WHO DOes NTO COPY,,,WILL BE WITHOUT BORGERS.
posted by phunniemee at 4:49 AM on July 28, 2015 [5 favorites]


Even though there are only 4 Wednesdays in August, I am still copying this to my profile page because it couldn't hurt. ;) *wink* [Some sort of meme about Minions]
posted by MCMikeNamara at 7:26 AM on July 28, 2015 [1 favorite]


Definitely meant to type July but I think it works!
posted by phunniemee at 7:33 AM on July 28, 2015 [1 favorite]


A Chicago man made his beers tiny with this one weird trick!
posted by shakespeherian at 8:18 AM on July 28, 2015 [1 favorite]


I'll come, but only if I can lurk quietly in the corner. Is there a secret handshake? Identifying tattoos? plmk
posted by Bron at 9:24 AM on August 2, 2015 [2 favorites]


Bron, you'd be hard-pressed to miss us. We usually sit to the left of the grill when you walk in, and many of us have pictures in our profiles. Feel free to be as social or not as you like.
posted by eamondaly at 11:20 AM on August 3, 2015


yep, profile photos is a good place to get a preview on what we look like.
posted by garlic at 12:47 PM on August 3, 2015


Hey newcomers, it's good to know that the Billy Goat is on the lower level of Michigan Ave. If you go east on Hubbard it's pretty obvious. If you find yourself on the upper level of Michigan, there are stairs going down.
posted by hydrophonic at 11:28 AM on August 4, 2015


Just so no one freaks out, I will not be wearing the nightmare mask that I'm putting on in my profile photo.
posted by Timmoy Daen at 2:52 PM on August 4, 2015 [2 favorites]


Just so no one freaks out, I am not, sadly, Jeff Goldblum.
posted by phunniemee at 2:57 PM on August 4, 2015 [1 favorite]


Nor I am currently a gigantic eye emitting beams of darkness. That's a very old picture.
posted by Iridic at 3:04 PM on August 4, 2015 [3 favorites]


im actually the internet cops
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 4:05 PM on August 4, 2015 [1 favorite]


I'm still at the beach. I'm hoping to make the frog portion. Perhaps with wig, perhaps disconium
posted by crush-onastick at 6:51 AM on August 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


I got this great new game at GenCon called bad detective. Maybe I'll bring it along and we can play a round at the goat.
posted by garlic at 7:44 AM on August 5, 2015 [5 favorites]


i'm not sure board games really work well in this kind of situation, where people are trying to mingle and the table gets too long to do so without playing musical chairs once in a while. especially where there will be visitors and n00bs--personally i'd rather just talk and get to know people. that said, i won't protest if people want to go off in a corner to play.

p.s. it's today! tiny beers, today! yay! visitors and n00bs! woo! i won't be there first but hopefully by 6:30 or so.
posted by misskaz at 8:33 AM on August 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


I'm thinking I might just make the Frog part. About what time is that usually?
posted by snorkmaiden at 11:10 AM on August 5, 2015


we leave the billy goat around 9, and get to the blue frog 15 minutes later. These times are approximate depending typically on when eamondaly calls last call and starts herding us out the door.
posted by garlic at 12:03 PM on August 5, 2015


This afternoon I was watching the David Lean comedy Hobson's Choice, which opens with drunk old man Hobson stumbling through the streets. When he reaches home, his eldest daughter comes home to haul his drunk ass upstairs and says "Good job your Masons meeting's only once a month." I find the timing of my viewing of this amusing.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 1:56 PM on August 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


New folks, I'm here! I'm wearing purple.
posted by phunniemee at 3:21 PM on August 5, 2015


Also I asked an unaffiliated nerd if he was from the internet and now he probably thinks I'm a crazy person.
posted by phunniemee at 3:22 PM on August 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


Anybody still in the position to grab a jacket before heading out, they've got the AC cranked and you may want one.
posted by phunniemee at 3:28 PM on August 5, 2015


I'm lost halp
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 4:00 PM on August 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


I WISH I WAS THERE. Karaoke extra hard for me.
posted by bibliogrrl at 7:35 PM on August 5, 2015


I left without saying bye to most people or telling the new folks how much I like them or getting publicly shamed by Eamon which isn't cool of me but I think it fits into my current narrative of being an antisocial recluse so I'm going to roll with it.
posted by phunniemee at 7:38 PM on August 5, 2015 [3 favorites]


oh my ACTUAL GOD it's been a while since metafilter has gotten me this drunk. thank you all and you know i love you. internet detective squad etc. you are pretty great and i'm looking forward to you moving here. other people i met but didn't get your mefi handle: you are also pretty great. everyone is pretty great. thank you and good night.
posted by misskaz at 11:51 PM on August 5, 2015 [4 favorites]


Yay thanks everyone! I had an awesome time and would love to connect to anyone/everyone via ALL social media
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 5:17 AM on August 6, 2015 [3 favorites]


I am sorry I missed the portion of the evening where phunniemee told an interesting and hilarious story and I am extra sorry I missed the portion of the evening where people were identified.

I am NOT AT ALL SORRY about the portions of the evening that I did not miss.
posted by crush-onastick at 7:30 AM on August 6, 2015 [3 favorites]


I also missed the part where people were identified, so I have no idea who any of you are, but it was great to meet you anyway! Super fun night.
posted by snorkmaiden at 8:24 AM on August 6, 2015 [2 favorites]


I had a wonderful time meeting everyone, even though I just sat there silently like a goon most of the night. I'm shy. But it really was gnarly meeting you all!
posted by Timmoy Daen at 9:42 AM on August 6, 2015 [3 favorites]


Someday, name tags. Someday.
posted by eamondaly at 12:18 PM on August 6, 2015 [1 favorite]


It was so great to see so many new people last night!

Also, scheduling a vacation day for the first Thursday of the month is pretty much the best thing.
posted by jessypie at 4:21 PM on August 6, 2015 [3 favorites]


I bailed before the Frog portion of the evening, as it was a school night for me (and I was running low on extrovert juice), but I had a very nice time meeting those I met. +1, would attend again.
posted by Bron at 6:33 AM on August 7, 2015 [5 favorites]



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