Mid-month Chitown Pizza Thingermabob
posted November 29, 2010 4:17 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Thu December 16 at 6:00 PM, Renaldis Pizza
2827 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL, USA (Map & Directions)
I think we should have a mid-month pizza meetup. That is all.
We'll continue to mix our pizza parties up This time: Renaldis Pizza in Lakeview!

Think oldschool Sinatra playin' checkered cloth cheap beer comfort pizza to send you off towards your oft-stressful Christmas (or whatever) celebrations with your oft-weird families and/or friends.
posted by Windigo to Meetup (168 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

2827 N. Broadway Street.

Where's my map preview thing go?
posted by Windigo at 4:18 PM on November 29, 2010


You're so inept and cute. (smooch)
posted by Juliet Banana at 9:04 PM on November 29, 2010


I WILL INEPT YOUR ASS, YOU!
posted by Windigo at 9:18 PM on November 29, 2010


I could be in for this. That date and location are both peachy!
posted by booknerd at 7:12 AM on November 30, 2010


I'm game, though I think both date and location are nectarine-y, not peachy. Common mistake.
posted by BevosAngryGhost at 8:18 AM on November 30, 2010


I've got practice, so no go for me.

I think the map doesn't show up until it's confirmed, by the way.
posted by eamondaly at 9:53 AM on November 30, 2010


I could to the 16th. It's right before I leave for the weekend for insane Polish family Christmas, so some drinking and pizza would SO be welcome.
posted by betty botter at 10:26 AM on November 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


It's a totally old-school Sinatra playin' joint right near the Lakeview 5-way intersection (broadway, clark, diversey).
posted by Windigo at 1:07 PM on November 30, 2010


Solid maybe!
posted by SpiffyRob at 1:08 PM on November 30, 2010


I think the "are you attending" poll doesn't show up till it's confirmed, either. That's totally stumbling distance to the residence of at least one MeFi I know.
posted by crush-onastick at 2:03 PM on November 30, 2010


I am totally gonna confirm the HELL outta this shit. Three YAYs is enough for me.
posted by Windigo at 3:42 PM on November 30, 2010


I will be at work. So, boooooo
posted by bibliogrrl at 6:28 PM on November 30, 2010


How many MeFis do you know, crush? I only know one, and its "residence" is in the Pacific Northwest, as much as it can be said to have one, I think?

Note to crush: I am being deliberately obtuse again. You were understood perfectly. :)
posted by SpiffyRob at 6:50 AM on December 1, 2010


I will absolutely be there.
posted by adamdschneider at 8:13 AM on December 1, 2010


I'm about to permanently relocate from CA to Chicago in a week. I've never been to a Mefi meetup before, but then again, I've never lived in Chicago either so, hey, new experiences. I think I'll try to make this!
posted by Zaximus at 9:59 AM on December 1, 2010


I can be there. I *will* be there. Eating pizza, drinking beers. This is an excellent idea.
posted by misskaz at 11:01 AM on December 1, 2010


Zaximus: do try! It's a great non-stressful way for meeting Chicago people.
posted by Windigo at 12:13 PM on December 1, 2010


Zaximus, you won't be the only CA transplantee. What part of CA are you coming from?
posted by booknerd at 1:33 PM on December 1, 2010


I'm currently in the Bay Area - right in the middle of San Jose, to be specific.
posted by Zaximus at 8:58 PM on December 1, 2010


I'm in.
posted by Reverend John at 9:03 AM on December 2, 2010


I don't know this Renaldi's place. How's the pie?
posted by shakespeherian at 5:11 PM on December 3, 2010


Good.
posted by adamdschneider at 5:22 PM on December 3, 2010


Hey...im gonna be in chicago for this...
posted by hal_c_on at 6:53 PM on December 5, 2010


Well then come on out!
posted by adamdschneider at 6:31 AM on December 6, 2010


Spiff, I might need you to upgrade your Maybe in order to upgrade my own.
posted by shakespeherian at 10:50 AM on December 6, 2010


You guys should just have your own, private meetup.
posted by adamdschneider at 12:26 PM on December 6, 2010


But then who will watch us and sell tickets?
posted by shakespeherian at 12:27 PM on December 6, 2010


Listen. Listen to us. We have radio talents. Any attempt at putting us on the stage or screen would be disastrous.

On that note, I found a new application for my dusty old radio talents: When the Tommy Hilfiger commercial featuring Vampire Weekend's "Holiday" comes on, I do a voiceover like it was the Honda Holiday Sale commercial featuring Vampire Weekend's "Holiday." My fiancée, who pretty much has zero tolerance for this sort of thing, admitted it was pretty excellent, so clearly it is.
posted by SpiffyRob at 1:56 PM on December 6, 2010


I want to reminisce about San Diego used car commercials (featuring Cal Worthington and his dog Spot!) with someone at a meetup but I am a stranger in a strange land.
posted by shakespeherian at 2:25 PM on December 6, 2010


I'm happy to reminisce about San Diego with anyone and everyone, but I might be too turned-off on attempting to socialize to actually show up to this.
posted by booknerd at 7:01 AM on December 7, 2010


But then you won't hear me sing 'Horsey-cow.'
posted by shakespeherian at 7:07 AM on December 7, 2010


My brother's moving to San Diego in a few days. Anything he should know?
posted by Iridic at 8:19 AM on December 7, 2010


Hells yes, I am so there. I expect everyone to be wearing their Doctor Who scarves.
posted by lholladay at 9:07 AM on December 7, 2010


My brother's moving to San Diego in a few days. Anything he should know?

Yes: Don't.
posted by shakespeherian at 9:13 AM on December 7, 2010


Have the dealership commercials declined that much?
posted by Iridic at 9:19 AM on December 7, 2010


I expect everyone to be wearing their Doctor Who scarves.

GRANTED
posted by adamdschneider at 9:21 AM on December 7, 2010


Do you know where he's moving to in SD?
posted by shakespeherian at 9:32 AM on December 7, 2010


This is so near my apartment that I will feel like a terrible human being if I don't show up!
posted by sparkletone at 9:53 AM on December 7, 2010


This is the same night as

A) The Chainlink Bar Night, which will feature dudes who ride bikes (le sigh) and free beer

B) The Kickstand Ugly Sweater Xmas Throwdown, which will feature baristas from every indie shop in the city (le sigh) and free beer

So, basically, unless there's going to be a bunch of people I'm incredibly attracted to and free beer at Renaldi's, I probably can't make it.
posted by Juliet Banana at 9:59 AM on December 7, 2010


a bunch of people I'm incredibly attracted to

HELLO
posted by shakespeherian at 10:09 AM on December 7, 2010


HELLO

<3 <3 <3

*swoon*
posted by adamdschneider at 12:24 PM on December 7, 2010


The Kickstand Ugly Sweater Xmas Throwdown

That starts at 8, and pizza is at 6. And they are in the same Lakeview neighborhood, making it wicked convenient.

I CALL BALLYHOO ON YOUR PROTESTATIONS!
posted by Windigo at 1:05 PM on December 7, 2010


Yes, but the Chainlink Bar Night also starts at six. And it has free beer. And Spencer will be there.
posted by Juliet Banana at 1:12 PM on December 7, 2010


Yes, but the Chainlink Bar Night also starts at six. And it has free beer. And Spencer might be there.
posted by Juliet Banana at 1:14 PM on December 7, 2010


SO NICE I POSTED IT TWICE
posted by Juliet Banana at 1:16 PM on December 7, 2010


JB if you come to the pizza thing I promise to start an argument with you about the word 'hipster.'
posted by shakespeherian at 1:18 PM on December 7, 2010


Sounds like someone actively wants to discourage me from coming to the meetup!
posted by Juliet Banana at 1:21 PM on December 7, 2010


BUT IT'S YOUR FAVORITE ACTIVITY
posted by shakespeherian at 1:23 PM on December 7, 2010


Defending hipsters is less an activity I enjoy and more an activity I am unable to keep myself from doing because I find it necessary, much like shitting, making left turns on a bike, and performing various Tourette Syndrome related compulsions and tics.
posted by Juliet Banana at 1:38 PM on December 7, 2010


Okay okay okay. What if I made it so you never had to make a left turn again?
posted by shakespeherian at 1:40 PM on December 7, 2010


What, you can't eliminate the shitting?
posted by Juliet Banana at 1:44 PM on December 7, 2010


Do you know where he's moving to in SD?

Around La Jolla or Del Mar.
posted by Iridic at 2:03 PM on December 7, 2010


Is he going to UCSD? I can't imagine why else someone would voluntarily move to La Jolla (which, incidentally, is NOT San Diego proper with all of it's glory, and instead is basically just like any other affluent suburb where you have to own a car in order to get anywhere).
posted by booknerd at 3:17 PM on December 7, 2010


ALL of San Diego requires you have a car. And very little of what's considered 'San Diego' is actually within the city limits. San Diego, like LA, is sort of this amorphous blob of suburbs/exurbs/city with ill-defined borders, and everyone considers themselves San Diegans-- it's not like midwest suburbs in that way. La Jolla is definitely considered part of San Diego, in my experience, although a much nicer part than most.

Del Mar I know very little about, as I grew up in the South Bay (Chula Vista area). It's a pain to get to most of SD from Del Mar, though, because it's up kinda far north and you have to go through the Merge of 805/5.
posted by shakespeherian at 5:51 PM on December 7, 2010


Wait...is there any reason we cant change the venue to the places julietbanana suggested.

I mean free beer.

Free beer.

Wow. I miss the midwest.
posted by hal_c_on at 7:03 PM on December 7, 2010


Because that's rude.
posted by eamondaly at 10:15 PM on December 7, 2010


Yeah, that's a different group's event. She's part of said group, but most of us are not.
posted by adamdschneider at 1:33 AM on December 8, 2010


And The Chainlink would prolly be all WTF? Who are you people? You can't just show up at our holiday party and drink our free beer! Then they'd beat you with their U-locks. :(

And I'd be sad everyone ditched the event I made.
posted by Windigo at 4:51 AM on December 8, 2010


Well I do like the idea of making Windigo sad. But beatings with U-locks? Hmmmm.
posted by shakespeherian at 6:04 AM on December 8, 2010


I guess I'll go eat worms.
posted by Windigo at 6:36 AM on December 8, 2010


County vs. City, shakespeherian. Having lived in both, when I say "I miss San Diego dearly", I'm not referring to San Diego County.

If you want to duel to the death over this though, I'm all for it.
posted by booknerd at 7:10 AM on December 8, 2010


I'm not interested in dueling to the death, that's just my experience from living there for 18 years. I'm fine with my experience not being definitive.
posted by shakespeherian at 7:11 AM on December 8, 2010


shakespeherian: I used to burst out with "we've brought in ALL OF BIG SUR" in college in Texas and no-one ever knew what I was talking about. Eventually, the memory of Cal fades to a pleasant background thought, no longer capable of hijacking your mouth.
posted by crush-onastick at 7:20 AM on December 8, 2010


also, sparkletone: i did not know you were also in the neighborhood! I never run into you on the el platform. Also, I keep thinking this is *tomorrow* which is a night on which I am triple-booked, so naturally, tomorrow night I'm staying home to play video games and drink warm cider with brandy.
posted by crush-onastick at 7:23 AM on December 8, 2010


Which games? Which brandy?
posted by adamdschneider at 9:38 AM on December 8, 2010


Mmm. The mixing brandy is Christian Brothers, I think. I'm not actually sure.

I *still* haven't finished Bioshock II. And I just got Civ V (unlike everyone commenting on Amazon, I don't think it sucks) and oh hey, Cataclysm just arrived. . . .

We need to organize a Catan-a-thon sometime though. I must warn you, it's a balmy 59 degrees in my living room, however.
posted by crush-onastick at 9:51 AM on December 8, 2010


My place isn't the homiest, but I have been wanting to organize a board game night for a while now.
posted by adamdschneider at 11:10 AM on December 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


Our place is pretty homey and That Guy Who Lives There is always lamenting that we don't have a board game group right now.

We'll supply the fireplace/warm living room, cookies, and some games. You all supply more games and the brandy and cider.
posted by booknerd at 12:08 PM on December 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


booknerd: are you in me n adamd's 'hood or elsewhere?
posted by crush-onastick at 12:20 PM on December 8, 2010


cause i'll bring games and food and brandy.
posted by crush-onastick at 12:21 PM on December 8, 2010


STOP DERAILING THIS THREAD
posted by eamondaly at 12:23 PM on December 8, 2010


Wait. At what point does that tram go off the rails? Is it in the cloud of dust?
posted by crush-onastick at 12:33 PM on December 8, 2010


Which 'hood is yours?
posted by booknerd at 12:34 PM on December 8, 2010


[b/c according to your profile, you're in the lake, and that can't be quite right]
posted by booknerd at 12:35 PM on December 8, 2010


Maybe I'm the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald! or a freshwater mermaid!

East Lakeview, like adamdschneider and Ranaldi's.
posted by crush-onastick at 12:54 PM on December 8, 2010


I'm in Uptown, 2.4 miles north of Ranaldi's.
posted by booknerd at 2:16 PM on December 8, 2010


Could always rotate hosting duties. Let's talk about this more on the 16th.
posted by adamdschneider at 3:38 PM on December 8, 2010


I love boardgames!
posted by Windigo at 4:59 PM on December 8, 2010


Eamon, you're not even GOING to the pizza night. You just like to be bossy.
posted by Windigo at 5:00 PM on December 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


I love boardgames!

You only love Risk!
posted by adamdschneider at 5:03 PM on December 8, 2010


Oh man, board games? I love board games too! Unfortunately, my collection didn't fit in the suitcase and I'll have to get my girlfriend to bring them out when she comes to town.

Back on topic, I'm totally looking forward to this! I have been in Chicago for a grand total of 6.5 hours now and it is a pretty amazing city. Also, cold. But mostly amazing.
posted by Zaximus at 6:09 PM on December 8, 2010


Cold?! Pff! Just wait till February!
posted by crush-onastick at 6:42 PM on December 8, 2010


Speaking of February, I totally want to put together a birthday meetup for myself because then I will have no excuse not to show up.
posted by shakespeherian at 7:07 PM on December 8, 2010


You only love Risk!

I am really, really good at Risk.

I once won the game when all I had left was Bjorkland. I came back from the brink and whupped ALL their asses.
posted by Windigo at 7:15 PM on December 8, 2010


Zaximus, at least it's all uphill from here. Summer is Chicago is amaaaaaaazing.
posted by Windigo at 7:16 PM on December 8, 2010


This is true. Summer around here is beautiful.
posted by crush-onastick at 6:29 AM on December 9, 2010


Wait til February? Looks like Zaximus will only have to wait until next week. Highs in the low teens, lows below zero. Whee!

(I love winter.)
posted by misskaz at 7:14 AM on December 9, 2010


How many former californians are there in this thread?

Are we all going to get together and discuss the santa ana winds and how they differ from the chicago winds?
posted by hal_c_on at 6:37 AM on December 10, 2010


(raises hand) Born and raised in So Cal. I've been in the Midwest for 5 years and I'm relentlessly cheery about the weather, so I'm probably a bad former Californian. CHI>LA
posted by Juliet Banana at 6:48 AM on December 10, 2010


I come from the great northeast, where it's colder but less windy, far snowier, and the summer ain't really all that great, comparatively. But we also have real downhill skiing.
posted by SpiffyRob at 7:02 AM on December 10, 2010


CHI>LA

To be fair, though, Green River, Utah (population 973) > LA.
posted by shakespeherian at 7:07 AM on December 10, 2010


Stop beating up on Louisiana!
posted by Iridic at 7:30 AM on December 10, 2010


We should have a Disneyland meetup.
posted by shakespeherian at 7:43 AM on December 10, 2010


I will now state, shamelessly, that I do and always will adore the live version of Garth Brooks' "Calling Baton Rouge."

I spent last night in the arms of a girl in LOUISIANA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!)
posted by SpiffyRob at 9:00 AM on December 10, 2010


What have you ever done shamefully?
posted by adamdschneider at 10:24 AM on December 10, 2010


crush-onastick: "Wait. At what point does that tram go off the rails? Is it in the cloud of dust?"

It looked to me like it wobbled just before that cloud of dust. Now I want to see the whole thing. Is there a source for this?
posted by Reverend John at 10:38 AM on December 10, 2010


Also FYI I am totally hitting all of you up for recommendations on places to live. I'm currently at Marina Towers but I need a permanent place soon. If you see some tourist walking along Lakeview calling every rental on the street, say hello!
posted by Zaximus at 1:03 PM on December 10, 2010


also, sparkletone: i did not know you were also in the neighborhood! I never run into you on the el platform.

I'm more properly in Lincoln Park than Lakeview, but I'm a block or two from Fullerton + Clark, hence my extreme irritation if I am unable to make it! I am so very close by!

Also, I keep thinking this is *tomorrow* which is a night on which I am triple-booked, so naturally, tomorrow night I'm staying home to play video games and drink warm cider with brandy.

I had a similar bout of worrying today, as I really need to engage Hermit Mode tonight and finish some things to play at a house party tomorrow. Luckily there is a stay of execu... Um... Pizzacution?

posted by sparkletone at 3:38 PM on December 10, 2010


PIZZACUTION

Flawless Victory
posted by adamdschneider at 4:02 PM on December 10, 2010



I will now state, shamelessly, that I do and always will adore the live version of Garth Brooks' "Calling Baton Rouge."

this is where I admit, being a country girl growing up in North Dakota, I still shamelessly like Garth Brooks's "I got friends in low places."

I know, I know.
posted by Windigo at 5:01 PM on December 10, 2010


I HAVE FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES DAMMIT!
posted by Windigo at 7:47 PM on December 10, 2010


Being a fish, I have friends in roe places.
posted by adamdschneider at 10:17 PM on December 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


we bought a Christmas tree today
posted by Windigo at 12:23 PM on December 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


Being a fish, I have friends in roe places

I wish I could deliver this withering stare in person...
posted by sparkletone at 7:38 PM on December 11, 2010


Huh so I just put two and two together and realized this is the same time as my office party.
posted by shakespeherian at 8:52 PM on December 11, 2010


Mine too, shakespeherian. I'll have to take a rain check on this one.
posted by evisceratordeath at 8:46 AM on December 12, 2010


Oh shit are you my boss?

I ONLY POST ON MY LUNCH BREAK
posted by shakespeherian at 9:43 AM on December 12, 2010


I ONLY POST ON MY LUNCH BREAK

Biggest lie in site history?
posted by adamdschneider at 8:01 PM on December 12, 2010


Well if shakes isn't coming than neither am I.

Actually, I'm not coming because I got too much ish to do. But it looks like you'll have a nice big crowd, so have fun.
posted by SpiffyRob at 4:45 PM on December 13, 2010


Let's all go to my office party! It's in the office and they'll have Miller Lite!
posted by shakespeherian at 5:10 PM on December 13, 2010


LET'S DO IT

IT IS A FAIRLY LARGE OFFICE
posted by evisceratordeath at 5:23 PM on December 13, 2010 [3 favorites]


Maybe I will go to this! Just so long as everyone promises not to make weird fish puns

also what is the latest possible second that it would be acceptable to show up
posted by theodolite at 5:52 PM on December 13, 2010


Man as far as apparently-hilarious-and-memorable-comments-which-I-don't-have-enough-outsider's-perspective-to-judge-in-order-to-see-why-it's-hilarious-and-memorable go, that DOORWAY one is really up there.
posted by shakespeherian at 6:03 PM on December 13, 2010


Also: I have never been to one of these so I'm curious as to username etiquette

I assume the scenario is one of the following:

1. red "hello my name is" sticker, accidentally worn on the train home
2. strict adherence to username-only forms of address with glares & shushing directed at violators
3. briefest possible acknowledgment that the internet is involved at all followed by introduction using real names
posted by theodolite at 6:12 PM on December 13, 2010


Ok, here is how it will go:

I will ask you what your name is. You will tell me your IRL name. I will then ask you what your real name is, waggling my eyebrows Groucho Marx-style. You will tell me your username. From there on, people will likely refer to you by your IRL name. Usernames seem to have stuck to only a couple of people, for whatever reason (misskaz, possibly SpiffyRob [I know I call him that]). There will be no "Hello, my name is" stickers unless you promise to write "Inigo Montoya" on it. We will all laugh like no one has ever made this joke before.

I will then make a fish pun. A really, really bad one.

EXEUNT
posted by adamdschneider at 7:52 PM on December 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


You won't have to worry about names, Theodolite. A Chicago meetup consists of four hours of grimly silent arm wrestling.
posted by Iridic at 7:55 PM on December 13, 2010


grimly silent, except for the grunts signaling victorious jubilation and the grunts announcing shameful defeat.
posted by crush-onastick at 8:07 PM on December 13, 2010


MetaFilter: grimly silent, except for the grunts.
posted by evisceratordeath at 8:09 PM on December 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


And I forgot the squeak of elbows pivoting on Formica.
posted by Iridic at 8:18 PM on December 13, 2010


the grunts signaling victorious jubilation and the grunts announcing shameful defeat

HRGG!
posted by adamdschneider at 8:22 PM on December 13, 2010


The doorway comment is pretty much my favorite fucking thing ever.

I also tend to call people by username more than by IRL name. Perhaps it is because they do it to me? More (not actually more) interesting is that I often just get called "Spiffy", which is hilarious, being the less IRLy part of my name.

Although I suppose I am dapper as all get out, sheeeeeeeit.
posted by SpiffyRob at 11:28 AM on December 14, 2010


Wait, Spiffy isn't your real name?
posted by readery at 12:46 PM on December 14, 2010


I was pretty sure Spiffy was his real name. I think he's just shining us on. I had long been "crush" IRL, so I answer to it, though few people still call me that.
posted by crush-onastick at 1:12 PM on December 14, 2010


Yeah, I'm kaz in real life too, so for me it's not so weird to be called that.

People will generally call you whatever you want to be called.
posted by misskaz at 2:27 PM on December 14, 2010


I have to admit, I freak right the fuck out when people call me Adam D. Schneider.
posted by adamdschneider at 3:07 PM on December 14, 2010


What if they call you Adam C. Snider?
posted by SpiffyRob at 4:17 PM on December 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


Cannibal holocaust.
posted by adamdschneider at 4:37 PM on December 14, 2010


I miss the Chicago Mefites. Not likely to make another meetup till the weather clears up though. If I may quote Cupcake, le sigh.
posted by IndigoRain at 10:00 PM on December 14, 2010


I had reserved a table a couple weeks ago for us - I told them at least 12 people will be attending. I can't remember if the rez is under Finch or Liz, so try both (though I am guessing finch).
posted by Windigo at 8:30 AM on December 15, 2010


We should inquire after Fizz and Lynch, just to be safe.
posted by Iridic at 8:33 AM on December 15, 2010


I would play that game.
posted by adamdschneider at 8:36 AM on December 15, 2010


Too many Fizzy Liches and you all start to look pretty good.
posted by crush-onastick at 8:36 AM on December 15, 2010


The Fizzy Lynch is a carbonated beverage that plays ominous industrial sounds over images of 50s-era Americana.
posted by shakespeherian at 9:08 AM on December 15, 2010


With an egg white.
posted by crush-onastick at 9:14 AM on December 15, 2010


Of COURSE it'd have egg white. I am obsessed with drinks with egg white. Amaretto Sour with egg white is my all-time fave..
posted by Windigo at 11:43 AM on December 15, 2010


Why isn't it tomorrow yet?
posted by adamdschneider at 12:20 PM on December 15, 2010


Because it's just NOT
posted by Windigo at 12:22 PM on December 15, 2010


That's not an answer!
posted by adamdschneider at 12:37 PM on December 15, 2010


mr. d. schneider: it's not yet tomorrow because all your damn time-travel slowed everything down. it should have been tomorrow yesterday, really, when you think about it.
posted by crush-onastick at 12:39 PM on December 15, 2010


I knew I shouldn't have flown backwards around the planet. Superman, I am displeased with your advice.
posted by adamdschneider at 1:40 PM on December 15, 2010


I'm gonna re-read Pizza that ate Chicago start to finish while drinking port and watching the second half of Celtics/Knicks!
posted by SpiffyRob at 5:22 PM on December 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


The Celtics are losing but I have new wallpaper!
posted by SpiffyRob at 5:54 PM on December 15, 2010


CELTICS TAKE THE LEAD ON AN ALLEN 3!

(Okay I should probably stop by tomorrow and say hi.)
posted by SpiffyRob at 6:35 PM on December 15, 2010


WIN!
posted by SpiffyRob at 6:45 PM on December 15, 2010


It stubbornly continues to not be tomorrow.
posted by Reverend John at 7:11 PM on December 15, 2010


That thread encompasses a bewildering array of memories.
posted by adamdschneider at 8:52 PM on December 15, 2010


It is tomorrow, today! Yay pizza!
posted by betty botter at 11:08 PM on December 15, 2010


Tomorrow always comes and never dies.
posted by SpiffyRob at 4:26 AM on December 16, 2010


I am very excited. I am also going to be arriving from an afternoon work holiday gathering so will have a bit of a head start on you folks. What that means is when you get there, start drinkin' or else I'm gonna look the fool.
posted by misskaz at 7:18 AM on December 16, 2010


Another work holiday party?
posted by adamdschneider at 7:26 AM on December 16, 2010


when you get there, start drinkin'

a challenge has been asserted, and i will rise to it
posted by lholladay at 7:31 AM on December 16, 2010


I was hoping to sneak in, but it's been a very, very bad week and I've given up on the dream. See y'all next year.
posted by eamondaly at 8:56 AM on December 16, 2010


we'll miss you, eamon. Hope you & the lovely wife have a good holiday and better days soon.
posted by crush-onastick at 9:01 AM on December 16, 2010


Take care, buddy. Have a good holiday(s).
posted by adamdschneider at 9:02 AM on December 16, 2010


Because I am nothing but not a gentleman, I too, will rise to misskaz's challenge, and since I don't want to stay at work later than usual, I will head to a bar which maketh the strong cocktail on my way.

Happy holiday season indeed!


(My work holiday party has been re-scheduled from the day after my birthday (which would have sucked for a number of reasons) until January 7. I'm not sure if this is because we are trying so hard to make it not seem like a celebration of winter solstice and the Christ child's rescheduled birth or because it has become at the last minute a divisional (rather than a departmental) celebration. Either way, I'm not complaining because (a) more people invited to the party means more people not coming which means more money spent directly on those of us who bite the bullet and show up and (b) it's at Dave and Buster's and I've been told there will be company funds for gaming. Yay for work activities which are paid for by the company but actually don't have to involve your fellow employees!)

posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:02 AM on December 16, 2010


This pizza meetup is turning into something much more epic that I thought it was initially going to be. I was hoping maybe 5 or 6 people would be able to make it, tops.
posted by Windigo at 9:10 AM on December 16, 2010


Pizza! Pizza! Pizza! I'm doing a pizza dance.
posted by betty botter at 10:23 AM on December 16, 2010


You want to come gather down in the basement, misskaz? Specifically, with your coworkers and booze? It's kinda lonely down here. Also, dark.
posted by BevosAngryGhost at 12:09 PM on December 16, 2010


In preparation for the pizza meetup, I suggest you all watch "Pizza Song."
posted by WCityMike at 1:16 PM on December 16, 2010


I, too, am backing out, but your meetup will indeed be epic. Pizza brings it out in people. Have fun!
posted by SpiffyRob at 1:29 PM on December 16, 2010


I'll probably be there a bit early, so find me. I'll have a ridiculously long scarf.
posted by lholladay at 2:16 PM on December 16, 2010


I will of course be late. Likely 6:30.
posted by adamdschneider at 2:41 PM on December 16, 2010


Oh damn, missed your invite, Bevo. Was at Purple Pig with my soon to be former boss and department-mates. On my way now on the 143 bus. Too full for pizza but yay beer!
posted by misskaz at 3:10 PM on December 16, 2010


I am on my way to this. I still have no idea how long it takes to get anywhere so I will also be late
posted by Zaximus at 3:49 PM on December 16, 2010


Oh, for fuck's sake. I totally could've come tonight, live half a mile from Renaldi's... And totally forgot despite a working calendar app and following a couple of you on twitter.

I am the worst mefite. :(
posted by sparkletone at 8:43 PM on December 16, 2010


Yes, yes, you are.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 8:53 PM on December 16, 2010


....but you like Radiohead as much as me, so I'll forgive you.

THIS TIME.
posted by Windigo at 9:02 PM on December 16, 2010


Hey guys so it turns out a coworker of mine had some bourbon in his desk so I didn't have to drink Miller Lite all night so don't feel so bad for me after all okay thanks.
posted by shakespeherian at 9:35 PM on December 16, 2010



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