Entries Tagged as 'kevin'

Office Secret Santa Gift Exchange and Party

December 19th, 2014 · No Comments

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This year Meenasha took over the coordination of the office secret santa gift exchange and party. It’s grown so much since our first exchange in 2012. SO fun! I was excited to participate, since I missed out last year when I was on maternity leave.

I got Ashley’s name and I don’t know her that well, so I did “drive bys” down her desk aisle to check out her desk and stalked her social media accounts online. I ended up getting her a Star Wars moleskin (based on her posting the new Star Wars movie teaser trailer and also posting something on Field Notes), a Japanese pen, a santa spatula (because she said online that she bakes) and an Intelligentsia gift card (because she had a mug on her desk). She said it was perfect and was really surprised!!

My secret santa, Laura, knew I like to take photos because we were on an office photography committee together a few years ago. She also guessed correctly that I don’t have much time to fiddle with my DSLR camera lately, so she got me a selfie remote for my iPhone and also a telephoto lens that attaches to my iPhone. Awesome. I’ve been having fun especially with the remote.

Jeremy got a Bears chip and dip set and guessed that I gave it to him… but come on! I don’t spend my money on Bears merchandise!! What a fun office event. Can’t wait til next year!

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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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Colleen and Kevin’s Wedding

May 26th, 2013 · No Comments

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Cocktails outside of the New England Aquarium.

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Reception area.

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Rob, Michaela, Colleen, Laura & Dallas. These guys all became good friends while working at CDM in Boston. I don’t think any one still works there. Heck, only two of these people still live in the Boston area!

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Mark & Machaela.

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Rob & Dallas.

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Rob & Kristin.

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Dallas & Rachelle

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Rachelle & Dallas. (Thanks to Laura for the cute photo!)

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Laura, Drew, Marina & Zach.


The wedding band.

Last weekend we were in Boston for Colleen and Kevin’s wedding. Colleen is an old friend of Dallas’s from when he used to live in Boston. The wedding was so much fun! So great to see so many old friends, the wedding food was soooo delicious and the band was fantastic! The band in the video above is playing to an empty dance floor because it was dinner time, but the dance floor not long after was packed! There was barely a person sitting down all night. What fun! And what a pretty setting, at the New England Aquarium. Congratulations to Colleen and Kevin!

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