Wednesday, February 13, 2008

It's all coming together.

OK, so I picked this place for us to meet for supper on Friday, March 21. I'm told it's a twenty minute walk from Daley Center, which is in the heart of downtown and the easiest place in Chicago to get off of a train. Daley Center is also where you can admire the bronze sculpture of a Buzzard that Pablo Picasso made as an old man I slid down as a child.

I'd like to make approximate reservations so if you know you'll be there, please let me know. Right now I have Terry and The Bear and Old Mule confirmed. Anyone else?

Friday, December 14, 2007


The plan is to all meet in Chicago the weekend of March 21-23. We have chosen not to gather at a single hotel but would like to make available this space for people who want hotel roommates to find each other. If you would like to share a hotel room, leave a comment below. I will be happy to share email addresses if I get permission via email.

Along with the above detail-rich plan, I will figure out a place for those arriving Friday to meet Friday night, and a lunch spot for Saturday for those arriving Saturday. I believe Neva has an idea for a vegetarian supper. As far as I'm concerned the rest of the time can proceed organically, but I'd be inclined to miss other details. If anyone thinks there are other matters to be planned in advance please share at the risk of volunteering.

Most important, the get together will be the week after Jenna Howard's birthday so bring presents reminiscent of Chicago architecture.

Nota Bene: The idea for the roommate registry was a stroke of genius by Jenn. Nota Benier: If you share a room with Jenn, you are likely to also share it with between three and seven gyros-toting Greeks, two sailors and a lonely, unshaven hacker.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

What's going on

Old Mule and I (and by "I," I mean me) have been discussing the great good times that could be had on a weekend get-together among blogging friends. As a starting point, we propose Chicago in March 2008. If you're reading this, you're invited. We figured the easiest way to plan the event is to blog it since most of you only exist on the web anyhow.