*Newest Chicago Meetup* December 3rd 2016, 2pm

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Post by jay » Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:31 pm

Aww dang--already have plans for that afternoon that I can't get out of. Of all the days to already have plans!!! If the date changes or if there is another meetup, I am in.

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Re: *Newest Chicago Meetup* @2pm June 25th 2016, same place as last time

Post by vezkor » Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:27 am

I'll be smack-dab in the middle of my bachelor party that weekend! Wedding is July 2nd. I'd love to attend the next one, though! Chicago isn't THAT far from the metro-Detroit area.

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Re: *Newest Chicago Meetup* @2pm June 25th 2016, same place as last time

Post by GandK » Sat Jun 18, 2016 3:54 pm

Sitter has committed! We're coming. :D

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Re: *Newest Chicago Meetup* @2pm June 25th 2016, same place as last time

Post by Miss Lonelyhearts » Sun Jun 19, 2016 7:15 pm

I'll be there. Last time there was an informal giveaway/swap exchange of useful, no longer needed household items. I came empty handed but was the beneficiary of several books. Since then I've unearthed some stuff I'm eager to get rid of which I'll bring along.

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Re: *Newest Chicago Meetup* @2pm June 25th 2016, same place as last time

Post by slog » Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:55 am

In! See you on Saturday.

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Re: *Newest Chicago Meetup* @2pm June 25th 2016, same place as last time

Post by jacob » Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:34 am

Current count is 6 in + 4 maybes.

* The attempt would be to hold it outside in the backyard (forecast: 89F sunny). If you have folding chairs or similar, please bring them. If you're willing to sit on a blanket, there's no need to bring any. We got plenty.

* Food is potluck (a chance to show your DIY or frugal shopping skills) ... there'll be a propane grill on site.

* Book exchanges are popular, so if you have books you want to give away, bring them along.

* Stuff exchange is less popular, so if you have any in that department, you can bring it but be prepared to bring it home again.

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Re: *Newest Chicago Meetup* @2pm June 25th 2016, same place as last time

Post by jacob » Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:39 pm

Count update: 8+4 (still 89F and sunny)

For anyone taking the L,

If death>dishonour, DW can drive you back to the pink or the blue line.
If death<dishonour, I can walk you back to the pink or the blue line.

I have some $300+ remaining from corporate on my ventra card, so I'd be happy to check ppl in for free :)


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Re: *Newest Chicago Meetup* @2pm June 25th 2016, same place as last time

Post by jacob » Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:45 am

Count update: 12+0

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Re: *Newest Chicago Meetup* @2pm June 25th 2016, same place as last time

Post by inchicago » Thu Jun 23, 2016 2:17 pm

The Danish guy and I will be there. I'll bring veggie burgers since I'm one of the vegetarians. No books this time since I gave the last of my stash away at the last meetup.

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Re: *Newest Chicago Meetup* @2pm June 25th 2016, same place as last time

Post by inchicago » Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:47 pm

Being that I couldn't find suitable veggie burgers during tonight's shopping trip, I will attempt to make something equally tasty for tomorrow's meetup.

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Re: *Newest Chicago Meetup* @2pm June 25th 2016, same place as last time

Post by Dragline » Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:50 pm

jacob wrote:Count update: 12+0
So you'll be posting the pics to FB? :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGrvQ1c5khU

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Re: *Newest Chicago Meetup* @2pm June 25th 2016, same place as last time

Post by sky » Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:59 pm

Sorry, won't be able to make it this afternoon, maybe next time?

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Re: *Newest Chicago Meetup* @2pm June 25th 2016, same place as last time

Post by GandK » Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:14 pm

We had fun, everyone! Let's do it again sometime. 8-)

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Re: *Newest Chicago Meetup* @2pm June 25th 2016, same place as last time

Post by inchicago » Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:45 pm

Great seeing everyone and meeting new people! Plus, I have my retirement secured with a signed copy of the ERE book. Apparently, there is only one other person out there with Jacob's signature on their ERE book. :shock:

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Re: *Newest Chicago Meetup* @2pm June 25th 2016, same place as last time

Post by Miss Lonelyhearts » Sat Jun 25, 2016 11:27 pm

Agreed--I had a lot of fun! Thanks to the hosts for the hospitality, the people who brought the tent for the shade, and everyone for the conversation.


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Re: *Newest Chicago Meetup* @2pm June 25th 2016, same place as last time

Post by Dragline » Sun Jun 26, 2016 9:33 am

Everyone looks so normal. Not a lentil in sight, even. :P

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Re: *Newest Chicago Meetup* @2pm June 25th 2016, same place as last time

Post by GandK » Sun Jun 26, 2016 9:40 am

:lol: There were lentils.


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Re: *Newest Chicago Meetup* @2pm June 25th 2016, same place as last time

Post by jacob » Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:59 pm

Also much thanks to our helpful neighbour for supplying chairs and games(*) and AlexK for the canopy without which we'd surely died/hugged the wall/relocated to the basement. Next time I'll do a better job at triangulating the angle to the sun wrt to the height of the house.

(*) This might mark the very first ERE meetup in which games were actually played.

As always, if you've been to the/a meetup, feel free to friend me on fb.

My idiosyncratic fb rule is to only add people I've met IRL lest I violate Dunbar's number.

PS: Question: Is anyone interested in playing a game of Squad Leader on some other occasion? Just throwing it out there.

PPS: Since Chicago meetups are becoming a regular thing is there any interest in changing the format of the meetup or adding other meetups where skill-exchange is the primary focus. E.g. a meetup, where the main point is to brew 5 gallons of wine for $10, paint a picture, build a bench out of wood, cook 7 days worth of food in under 30 minutes for less than $20 in Chicago prices, tuning bicycles, etc.

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Re: *Newest Chicago Meetup* @2pm June 25th 2016, same place as last time

Post by FBeyer » Sun Jun 26, 2016 1:28 pm

jacob wrote:...
PS: Question: Is anyone interested in playing a game of Squad Leader on some other occasion? Just throwing it out there.
I thought you specifically didn't like board games because you'd much rather spend your efforts on real life application? And why squad leader? Why not advanced squad leader, World In Flames or any other WWII game (of which there are very many and I believe SL might not even be one of the best) Why not 1830, 1889 or other 18xx?
The 18xx can be played by email/dropbox via a completely free client and the rules are available for free online, so they're totally free and presumably the world's best economic games.

Is there any sensible way to make the skill exchanges available in some digital format, like say youtube or similar media such that others could learn from it as well?

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Re: *Newest Chicago Meetup* @2pm June 25th 2016, same place as last time

Post by jacob » Sun Jun 26, 2016 1:46 pm

@Fbeyer - Because I happen to own that game already and I'm looking to amortize it, simple as that ;-) ...

In terms of skill exchange, I doubt I could do any better in terms of video than what's already available on youtube. The benefit IRL would be hands-on practice, the ability to ask questions, make mistakes, ... In the past, I've had people over and they've spent 4 hours planing a board to 50% of its raw size; and surprisingly enjoyed it. Sometimes it's easier to learn by doing than by reading or watching. Of course I could record it anyway in case it helps. Time to launch an ERE youtube career? Maybe I should have taken MLH's camera during the stuff-exchange after all :-)

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Post by jennypenny » Sun Jun 26, 2016 1:58 pm

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