10 Years of Goating It Up
posted November 11, 2018 6:49 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Wed December 5 at 6:00 PM, The Original Billy Goat Tavern
430 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, USA (Map & Directions)
So at some point, post-daylight savings but pre-New Year ten long years ago we settled into a comfortable routine of drinking tiny beers and eating greasy grill food on the First Wednesday of every month in one another's splendid company. This is the closest you're getting to an anniversary event. We hope you'll join us. There might be cake. Or swag. Or nothing at all.
Really, as near as we can figure (though we've been meeting up regularly for longer), we hit ten years of First Wednesdays at the Original Billy Goat Tavern in October or November or will in December. Our memories are a bit hazy. So it would be a treat to see your face, one more time.

We meet at the Goat after work between 5 and 6 (some of us not till 7 or 8; others in an endless state of calendar panic not at all). We drink. We chat. We watch Wheel of Fortune. We generally enjoy one another's company.

Then we move on to karaoke, which will be at Live Wire hosted by Our Lady of Perpetual No Booing. We will get drunk. We will dance. We will show each other the love.
posted by crush to Meetup (14 comments total)

calendars are HARD
posted by Evilspork at 12:58 AM on November 12, 2018 [3 favorites]

This is my birthday and I will be there.
posted by phunniemee at 4:20 AM on November 12, 2018 [5 favorites]

Dang, I've been meaning to get back to goat-ups, but will likely be in Texas for work that week. Next month! Maybe.

Have fun!
posted by BevosAngryGhost at 6:27 AM on November 12, 2018

10 Years of Tiny Beers. I never thought I'd see the day.

And, you know, I won't. Because I don't live here anymore. But I'm glad you all will!
posted by SpiffyRob at 4:29 PM on November 12, 2018 [1 favorite]

Aw Spiffy! We['ll] miss you!
posted by crush at 2:01 PM on November 13, 2018

Damn. First Wednesday in many months that I was free, and now I've been called on as a substitute host for a colloquium speaker. I'm guessing they wouldn't find the goat entirely satisfying as a dinner venue.

Decadal cheers!
posted by eotvos at 11:43 AM on November 16, 2018

So, there is a candlelight vigil for the asylum seekers and the children and families still separated in detention from 5:50 to 6:30 at Federal Plaza on Wednesday the 5th. I will be there, so I won't be at our anniversary Goating until 7:00ish.

Anyone else planning to go to the vigil, let me know and we can travel together. I'll have chemical handwarmers to share, if you dig that sort of thing.
posted by crush at 9:34 AM on November 28, 2018 [2 favorites]

I won’t make it to the goat, which is unfortunate, but i WILL make it to live wire! which, it could be argued, is EVEN MORE unfortunate! i look forward to singing several versions of Little Drummer Boy and the entire Lionel Richie discography.
posted by floweringjudas at 9:14 PM on December 4, 2018 [2 favorites]

Oh hey guess who was lying.
You guys have a blast!
posted by phunniemee at 10:09 AM on December 5, 2018

There's some other group in our usual spot and I don't know what to dooooo
posted by jessypie at 3:20 PM on December 5, 2018

Situation resolved: I've taken the VIP room.
posted by jessypie at 3:27 PM on December 5, 2018 [1 favorite]

Got a bit of stuff to take care of. See you all in an hour!
posted by Iridic at 3:53 PM on December 5, 2018

Jess did you leave?
posted by crush at 4:13 PM on December 5, 2018

For future reference, the floor person is Avery.
posted by eamondaly at 12:55 AM on December 6, 2018

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