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Colleen and Kevin’s Wedding

May 26th, 2013 · No Comments

Cocktails outside of the New England Aquarium.

Reception area.

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!

Mark & Machaela.

Rob & Dallas.

Rob & Kristin.

Dallas & Rachelle

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

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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CHIRP Presents The First Time: First Date

November 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

Jocelyn of CHIRP (and formerly of Chicagoist)

Jason Crock of CHIRP

Jackie Schimmel of Not Ready for Naptime Players

Tony Breed of Finn & Charlie are Hitched

Kyra Kyles of Kyles Files

Georg Coleman of Worst Cook in America

Megan Stielstra of 2nd Story and Everyone Remain Calm

Kevin Robinson of Chicagoist

Kevin Robinson


Last Wednesday, Jess and I went to an event at Beat Kitchen called The First Time: First Date. It was part of a reading series with a “First Time” theme. There previously was First High, First Car and First Job. It was $10 and all the proceeds benefitted the Chicago Independent Radio Project (CHIRP).

I always had friends reading and attending these events, but I hadn’t ever been able to go to go in the past. This time I knew Kevin, who read, and Jocelyn, who coordinated the event for CHIRP. I also saw Chuck there. All of these people I know from my Chicagoist days.

The event was really fun. Each person wrote an essay based on the theme “The First Time: First Date” and could interpret it however they wanted. Each reading was so thoughtful and funny. At then end of each essay a live band played a song the reader chose to accompany their piece. And so it went reading, song, reading, song, etc. Loved the format. The songs were so great. Many times hilarious, what each reader chose to go with their reading. The band was called The First Time and consisted of Steve Frisbie, Liam Davis, and Gerald Dowd. I thought these guys were familiar then I realized that Jocelyn interviewed them for Chicagoist way back in 2005 (Part 1, Part 2)!

The next event is scheduled for Wedsnesday, January 25 an I’m really going to try to go again because I had so much fun. Also, for all my years I lived in Roscoe Village, I never once went to Beat Kitchen. I don’t know how that could be. It’s only a block or two from where Jen & Chad live. In fact, I was hanging out with Jen and Limey and Quinn there before heading over to the event.

** Note: I didn’t get any photos of the band performing because my camera battery was about to die any second and I was trying to save it to take photos of Kevin, the last reader! And at least one photo of every other reader. I put my backup battery in and guess what? Dead. The band are the guys sitting in the background of each photo. I felt kind of bad for them because everyone was staring at them the whole time whether they were performing or not. Ha! Anyway, I didn’t think the photos came out half bad, given that I was just quick snapping one off then turning my camera off. And also because we were at a weird angle, front row seating.

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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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