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Chicagoist 10 Year Anniversary Party

October 27th, 2014 · No Comments

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Pre-gaming at Gold Star. Julene, Chuck, Rachelle, Justin, Shannon, Erin, Scott, Mike, Margaret, Kevin, Matt. Not pictured: Jim, Michelle, Sam. (Photo by Chuck)

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@Emporium Wicker Park

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Chuck’s opening remarks.

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Q: How many selfies can one take in a night? A: Lots!

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With Jen, of Gothamist

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With Andrew, of Gapers Block

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This logo is burned in my brain.

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Don’t ask!

Chicagoist 10 Year Anniversary Party: The night was EPIC.

– Reconnecting with friends with whom you used to spend every waking moment with either in person or online
– Special guests from New York City
– Hours of free drinks
– Reenacting scandalous 8-year-old photos
– Free Chicagosit merch
– Sending your husband home early
– Endless selfies
– Shots of Fireball that you only discovered you bought (three rounds!) when you find the Fireball soaked receipt in your purse the next day
– Flash Taco (enough said)
– Stolen burritos
– Losing things in the bushes next to your front stoop
– Having to wake the entire household, including your in-laws, because you don’t have your keys
– Finding random things in your pants pockets while doing laundry the next day

I don’t know how 10 years has gone by! I still remember moving to Chicago 10 years ago and Jen and Jake pitching the thought of “starting a site like Gothamist but for Chicago.” I still remember meeting my co-founder, Margaret, at the Starbucks in 444 N. Michigan. And meeting our first two writers at Handlebar and drinking super cheap-o Schlitz. Time flies! People change (we’re going to have a Chicagoist playdate soon), but people are fundamentally the same. I need to be better about getting out and seeing everyone!

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Retro on Roscoe

August 12th, 2014 · No Comments

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Leblon Cachaça and limes for making caipirinhas.

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Party!

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Ellyza & Makai

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Lila & Makai

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Polish food stand, Dallas’s favorite.

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The Fat Shallot. I had the grilled cheese. Again.

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Justin, the baby whisperer. Makai couldn’t keep his eyes open!

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Chad playing beer pong.

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The next generation of beer pong players.

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Trent & Makai.

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Ed and Justin. Who knows what’s going on here. Probably better not to ask.

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Semi-drunk bathroom selfie.

This was at least the 7th time I’ve been to the Retro on Roscoe street festival. For many years Jen and Chad have hosted a party at their house at the same time as the fest and people have gone back and forth from fest to party all the day and night. This year was a little different with Makai. We mostly stayed at Jen and Chad’s house and only walked over to the festival for a little while to get some food. Not that Makai can’t go to the fest, but we were having a lot of fun at the house visiting with with friends and other kids, hanging out on the new yard, that we just didn’t leave for long.

Dallas was excited because the Polish stand was back and he loves to get the fully loaded Polish plate. For a while the stand wasn’t there.. like for several years! I was excited because Chad was making caipirinhas, a drink he loved on his recent trip to Brazil for World Cup.. and one that I love, but had never made myself before. And I might have had just one or two too many of them, because I ended up falling asleep and missing a going away party that I was supposed to go to at night!

Previously at Retro on Roscoe:
2012: Lots of kids, baby Rory.
2011: Polish stand disappeared! My brother’s first Cubs game earlier in the day.
2010: An explosion of strollers (and babies).
2008: Summer of Rachelle. Stephanie visiting. Pimm’s Cup = NO.
2007: Quinn is a baby. Our first year living in Roscoe Village.
2004: My first year in Chicago.

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Roundarch Isobar UX Outing at Bottle and Bottega

May 17th, 2013 · 1 Comment

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Bottle & Bottega, South Loop

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Justin (and me and Adam in the mirror!)

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Bill & Dan

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Bill

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Guari

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Deanna & Osmaan

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Sabrina

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Karly & Adam

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Osmaan

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Michelle & Becky

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Dan

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Adam & Randy

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Ronald & Deanna

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Michelle, Osmaan, Dan

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Becky & Michelle

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Osmaan: Milk, it does a body good.

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Ryan

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Dan & Garrett

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Getting ready to paint.

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Osmaan

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Dan

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Michelle

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Sabrina

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Ronald

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Osmaan

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Garrett & James

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Dans

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Randy

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Dan

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Dan

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Sabrina & Michelle

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Ryan

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Osmaan

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James

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Jellyfish Painters: Garrett, Randy, James, Matt (back). Becky, Michelle, Sabrina (front).

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Sunset Painters: Adam, Karly, Bill, Ryan, Me.

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Dandelion and Drink Painters: Justin, Anandi, Ronald, Deanna.

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CTA Painters: Adam, Dan, Dan, Osmaan.

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Earlier in May, the Roundarch Isobar User Experience practice in Chicago had an outing to Bottle
and Bottega
. There was food, there was wine, there was paint!

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