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Chicagoist 10 Year Anniversary Party

October 27th, 2014 · No Comments

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

@Emporium Wicker Park

Chuck’s opening remarks.

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

With Jen, of Gothamist

With Andrew, of Gapers Block

This logo is burned in my brain.

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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Lunch at Wildberry

October 13th, 2013 · No Comments

Sam, Anandi, Dan, Ryan, Michelle, Adam, Becky, Osmaan, Britt


A few weeks ago, Becky got a bunch of my coworkers together for lunch at Wildberry. I had some super good banana bread french toast. It was nice to get out of the office for an hour!

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Under The Sun Tour at Ravinia: Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Vertical Horizon, and Fastball

July 22nd, 2013 · 1 Comment


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On Saturday I met some of my awesome coworker friends to see the Under The Sun tour at Ravinia. Under The Sun featured some of the biggest bands of the 90s: Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Vertical Horizon, and Fastball. Each band played a short set that included their handful of hits plus maybe one or two other songs. I think I liked Gin Blossoms the best.. just because I really like their music AND they had the most hits in the 90s. I think we counted 6.

It was a fun night of eating and relaxing and waxing nostalgic. Up until the rain started at the end of the Sugar Ray set. We ended up leaving early, before Smash Mouth, which no one was really that excited for anyway! Fun night!

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