Entries Tagged as 'going away'

Limey’s Going Away Pub Crawl

November 8th, 2011 · No Comments

Bernie, Vickie, Limey :: Rockwood Place

After 18 years in America, Limey Dave is leaving. His work Visa has expired and without a sponsor he has to go. We have done a few things over the past few weeks as part of Limey’s going away period – cooking class, dinner and football – but this past weekend was the big blowout.

Limey & Kevin :: Bar Celona

Limey & Trent :: Bar Celona

Loden & Limey :: Bar Celona

Limes will still be here for a few more weeks and then he’s off to explore the world. I think he’s still unsure of where he’ll end up. I heard Australia and Asia are in the running, as well as England, of course. All nice places to visit, I hear, so I can’t wait to see where he lands.

Chad & Limey :: John Barleycorn

Limey & Rachelle :: John Barleycorn

Wrigley Field

Limey has lived in Wrigleyville the whole time he’s lived in Chicago, so for his going away party he coordinated a pub crawl around the neighborhood. As well, he’s always loved the Cubs so he chose to make the pub crawl baseball themed. Game time began at 1:20 p.m. with a celebratory shot and then we went to 9 bars around Wrigley Field, one bar for each “inning.”

Ted, Trent, Kevin, Chad, Danny :: Cubby Bear

Natalie, Limey, Annie :: Cubby Bear

Paulie & Limey :: Sports Corner

Dallas and I actually missed the first inning at Mullens, but made it for inning two at Rockwood Place. From there we went to Bar Celona from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Bar Celona opened the bar just for Limey, their most loyal customer, so we spent two hours here instead of one. From 5 – 6 p.m. we were at John Barleycorn, from 6 – 7 p.m. we were at Cubby Bear and from 7 – 8 p.m. we were at Sports Corner.

Ted, Dallas, Jen, Loden, Danny :: Yak-Zie’s

Ted, Dallas, Jen, Loden, Danny, Chen-Je :: Yak-Zie’s

Here’s a secret: Limey’s shot only had Monster energy drink in it! :: Yak-Zie’s

Somewhere between Yak-Zie’s and Guthrie’s we saw this snowmobile and Sara and Jess had to get on it.

We were supposed to go to Murphy’s Bleachers next, but it was too packed to get in. Limey’s entourage was about 50 people strong and there was just no way we could fit in there. So, we were going to go to an alternate, Bernie’s Tavern, but we ended up going right to the next inning at Yak-Zie’s. The final inning, beginning at 10 p.m., was at Guthrie’s, of course, and we stayed there til close.

Eric & Kevin :: Guthrie’s Tavern

Sara, Jess, Rachelle :: Guthrie’s Tavern

Limey, Maria, Jill :: Guthrie’s Tavern

Jill, Danny, Jamie, Fitz, Paulie, Kevin, Jen, Chad’s Hands, Dallas :: Guthrie’s Tavern

Dan, Limey, Maria, Jill, Danny :: Guthrie’s Tavern

Limey & Maria :: Guthrie’s Tavern

Chad, Ted, Danny :: Guthrie’s Tavern

Time to go!!!

It was a fun day and great to see all of Limey’s friends come together. He is a great guy, which is reflected in how many people made a point to be there. We were taking over whole entire bars and making them open for business when usually they’re closed. It was such a fun day. Bittersweet. I’ll miss The Limes, but I know this will not be the last we’ve seen of him. Maybe he’ll even move back one day, who knows. Hopefully we can get to see him a time or two more before his actual move date.

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Goodbye Justin

April 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Rachelle, Justin, Jessica, Paul Baker :: Rock Bottom Brewery, River North, Chicago

My friend and coworker Justin is moving to San Francisco this weekend. Last night we took him out to some River North bars and tomorrow we’re taking him out to his favorite River North lunch spot, Singha. I’m gonna miss this guy, but know that his move will be for the better both personally and professionally. Good luck, Justin!

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2 Parties, 1 Night

April 13th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Steve, Rachelle, Dallas :: Rogers Park, Chicago

Party 1: Dallas’ college friend Steve and his wife Amy are moving to New Jersey at the end of the month. His going away party was on Saturday night. We played a lot of video games and talked about New Jersey and New York a lot. We don’t see Steve and Amy as much as we should here in Chicago, so wouldn’t it be funny if we get to see them more when we go on trips to the east coast? Oh, also, Steve and Amy have a really, really large and beautiful condo in Rogers Park. It’s for sale if anyone is interested! I wish I had their bathroom. I could live in it. The shower is enormous and includes a huge soaking tub and as if the rain shower head isn’t enough, it also has spouts that spray straight out from the wall!

Chris and Cory :: Humboldt Park, Chicago

Party 2: Dallas’ cousin Cory got engaged to her boyfriend Chris recently while they were on a trip to Vail. Chris’ brother and his fiance threw a party for them to celebrate. I didn’t drink at the first party, but for some reason when we got to the second party I hit the champagne cava big time and played the role of Drunk Girl. I don’t think I did anything too embarassing, but I’m sure I’ll be hearing about it anyway the next time I see all of Dallas’ cousins. FYI, the stuff below is super tasty, but lethal.

Marques de Gelida Cava :: Humboldt Park, Chicago

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