Let's ACTUALLY have a picnic!
posted July 10, 2011 9:34 AM   RSS

How does next Saturday, August 13 sound? Lunch and bocce ball, Horner Park.
posted by phunniemee to Proposed (29 comments total)

It's a lovely idea, but I'm already booked for both those Saturdays with other plans.
posted by Windigo at 4:44 AM on July 11, 2011

That would be lovely! Both of those dates would work well for me and Horner Park would be perfect.
posted by pie_seven at 6:28 AM on July 11, 2011

That sounds fun! I know I can't do the 23rd, but might be able to do the 30th.
posted by youngergirl44 at 8:15 AM on July 11, 2011

I love love love picnics more than anything, so I'd be up for this. However, the 23-24 is Wicker Park Fest and that line-up looks kind of fantastic, so I'd vote in favor of not doing it that weekend.
posted by booknerd at 8:40 AM on July 11, 2011

This sounds like fun! The 30th would be better since there's the Chicago Fire/Manchester United game on the 23rd.

I have a small grill I could bring if we need it, though someone would most likely have to fetch me from Hyde Park if that's the case.
posted by astapasta24 at 8:56 AM on July 11, 2011

I'll be out of town, but I hope this happens!
posted by eamondaly at 9:33 AM on July 11, 2011

I'd be game for the 30th.
posted by BevosAngryGhost at 12:36 PM on July 11, 2011

I'm game either weekend. Excellent idea.
posted by crankyrogalsky at 4:59 PM on July 11, 2011

Count me in! Either day works fine.
posted by Eldritch at 4:30 AM on July 12, 2011

Can do on the 30th, out of town on the 23rd
posted by eriko at 3:33 AM on July 14, 2011

Hmmmm! So I was just popping in to see if there was a meetup possibility. I'm going to be in Chicago the 23rd-28th for a conference and am free all evenings except Sunday and Monday. Might also be able to do a Saturday daytime thing, but that of course depends on flights. I'll stay tuned in hopes something can work out for my schedule!
posted by Miko at 8:45 AM on July 15, 2011

If not this, Miko, then some night that week. Absolutely! I assume you're staying Loop/Michigan Avenueish? Anyone know a good beer garden/patio downtownish that isn't Fulton's on the River?
posted by crush-onastick at 12:17 PM on July 15, 2011

Yep, staying on Monroe, right close to all things Loop.
posted by Miko at 1:47 PM on July 15, 2011

I just moved to Chicago, so I'm itchin' for my first meetup! I'm up for the picnic idea on either date.

And maybe there should be a separate evening meetup for Miko?
posted by mullacc at 8:37 PM on July 17, 2011

OK, it looks like the 30th is the best day for everyone...what time do you guys want? Does everyone want to bring some sort of food item? 1pm maybe?
posted by phunniemee at 8:56 AM on July 19, 2011

Anytime in the afternoon works for me. I'll bring enough guacamole to feed a small army!
posted by astapasta24 at 8:15 PM on July 19, 2011

OK, sweet. I'mma confirm this biznatch.
posted by phunniemee at 8:12 AM on July 20, 2011

I will be in the Chicago area that weekend and will try to come, bearing something edible, but I make no promises given my lack of knowledge of my schedule (I'm also visiting family).
posted by newrambler at 12:06 PM on July 21, 2011

Hey, guys! How many of you are actually confirmed for this thing? Looking at the weather forecast, Saturday is going to be another 90+ degree day (with possibly wet grass from rain the week/night before). I don't want anyone getting heatstroke on my watch! Given that we're in this heatwave that seems to have no end, how would you guys feel about postponing this till August?
posted by phunniemee at 9:38 AM on July 24, 2011

You're counting on temperatures getting better in August? :D
posted by adamdschneider at 10:17 AM on July 24, 2011

Dude, it hasn't been this hot since 2006. It HAS to be better in August; even if it's mid-80s that'll be an improvement. I hate summer SO HARD.
posted by phunniemee at 10:31 AM on July 24, 2011

I'm fine with the heat if we're under some trees, but am also fine with postponing.
posted by booknerd at 9:43 AM on July 25, 2011

I'm a total wimp, so I'm going to postpone this. Sorry...don't mean to be so flaky. I'll re-post sometime next week.
posted by phunniemee at 10:12 AM on July 25, 2011

You SHOULD be sorry. Jerk.
posted by Evilspork at 12:01 AM on July 27, 2011

Let's give this another go: August 13?
posted by phunniemee at 7:14 AM on August 4, 2011

Afraid I'll be out of town that weekend.
posted by Iridic at 7:44 AM on August 4, 2011

posted by phunniemee at 7:58 AM on August 4, 2011

Ah, can't make the 13th. Will be in Russia!
posted by astapasta24 at 11:27 PM on August 4, 2011

Damn, I wish I could join ya'll. I'll be in Grenada, sunning myself on a tropical beach. I'll think of you kids…
posted by LMGM at 2:27 PM on August 7, 2011

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