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Whirly-bowlin’

April 20th, 2015 · No Comments

This was my first time at WhirlyBall since they moved from Fullterton to Webster. I actually was never a big fan, but I think I realized that it’s because I’ve only ever played with super aggressive dudes who are really into it. We played a round that was all girls vs. girls and it was much more fun. Between the two teams there was only one goal scored and guess who did it? ME! I won the game for my team! CRAZY. Later on I played another WhirlyBall game with both men and women and it was still fun. Maybe I just can’t play with the guys who are really competitive and who take it too seriously!

I drank a million craft beers. My favorite was the Chocolate Churro Porter by Moody Tongue Brewing. So good. Not too cinnamon-y and not too sweet. The new WhirlyBall facility was nice and bright and fun to hang out in. So much better than the old location. They had a ton of craft brews on tap and we had the VIP drinking package so we could have whatever we wanted.

They also got some bowling going and I played about a half of a game before going off and doing…. who knows what! After party at Uncle Julio’s, a place I hadn’t been for about 10 years, but it has not changed.

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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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Isobar* Summer Event

August 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

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This is not Oak Street Beach! After our annual meeting this year, we were supposed to head to the beach. The weather was so bad on Thursday and was predicted to be the same on Friday, so Plan B (roof top – with retractable roof at American Junkie) was activated. Of course, that means that Friday was a beautiful, sunny day. It was so humid, though, after so much rain on Thursday, I was glad to be inside.

As always, it was nice to hang out with all my work friends, not in the work setting. I came home early (before 8 p.m.!) because Makai was sick, but it was probably for the best, the way everyone was doing shots of fireball and tequila like it was going out of style! Great night though. Fun day.

*Also note that we are officially Isobar, not Roundarch and not Roundarch Isobar!

Past Roundarch/Roundarch Isobar/Isobar Summer Events:

2013: The Rooftop at Market
2011: Millennium Park (daytime photos, nighttime photos)
2011: Paris Club
2010: Shedd Aquarium (Also celebrating Roundarch’s 10 year anniversary)
2009: Party at the River East Arts Center
2008: Wendella Architectural Boat Tour and dinner/drinks at the Adler Planetarium

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