Chicago ERE Meetup 20180901 (TV-edition)

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Okay, to the best of my ability, I'm counting 10 people now. PM me if you don't know where/how to get here.

@Eureka - You just might be right. It used to be set to 5, but the software has changed so I don't know where/how to (re)set it again. I apologize for the inconvenience.

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Hi Everyone, does anyone have an extra floor to sleep on Friday night and/or Saturday night? I'm useful and willing to cook, clean, and provide other forms of labor.

My original plan has fallen through because my cousin has to fly somewhere for work(lol) last minute. I've reached out to some others I know and will update this post if something changes.

Thanks! :)

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@MCS you can crash at my place downtown on Saturday. DW will be out of town and feels weird about me inviting a stranger over, so no need to cook or clean just don't murder me :)

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I will do no murdering. I spoke with Jacob too, and he has available floor space. I'll send you my cell phone and other identifying information if that would make you more comfortable. See pm.

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I shall be joining as well. Looking forward to it!

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This country can't give me a goddamn break :D
Long story, but there is no way I'll make it in time to the meeting. I sincerely hope you guys have an informative, inspiring and culinary exciting meet-up!

Perhaps I get the chance to meet some of you in the future - and if someone visits Cincinnati till December, hit me up!

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Thanks for holding the meetup today, Jacob! I had a great time and made it home safe (through 5 torrential downpours!)

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Pics?

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I didn't see any ERE'ers taking pictures, but there was a woman from a Danish TV show filming a lot of the action. Hopefully Jacob tells us when that comes out. Then you can see great footage of Jacob answering questions while I shovel his wife's homemade sourdough bread into my mouth in the background.

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It was good to see everyone! Long time no posting, but good to catch up as well. Hopefully I won't be a stranger this coming year.

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It was great meeting everyone! Definitely worth the trip.

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This was one of the biggest meetups yet---if not the biggest ever. I'm sorry that the book/stuff giveaway/exchanges got lost in the chaos (it was sitting under the food/behind the seats) but I hope everybody enjoyed themselves regardless.

It was cool to finally put a face on some of the forum names some of whom I've known for a long time. My personal facebook rule is that I usually only friend people I've met (so as not to end up with 1000 friends I don't know who are), but if you were at the meetup, feel free to hit me up on my rarely updated and barely relevant facebook account.

PS: Someone forgot a bag. PM me a description of the bag and your address and I'll mail it.

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Sounds like you had a blast over there. Nice :-)

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I still have an unclaimed bag that someone left behind. (See above)

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I forget some usernames, but CS, Jacob, Seabourne and Smashter I can put faces to.

It was great to meet everyone and hear all the stories. Whoever brought the raspberry cake thing, thank you. I ate that for the rest of the evening. Let me know if anyone stops in Madison. Save on, people!

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hi, link to tv program : https://tinyurl.com/y9gav27g (in danish) -
Temalørdag: Stå af hamsterhjulet - med penge nok til resten af livet.
Your meet-up is shown at 10.30 min and 19.26.

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Wait is Jacob like super tall? When he opens the door around the 10 minute mark he looks like he's 6'7" or something :D

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A peek at the new book at 53.40 --> :!:
Couldn't make out any of the notes though ;)

I always enjoy seeing other peoples homes(a middle-aged mid century housewife in a contemporary young mans body?) so the peeks into DLJs and Ericas home were really juicy(looks cozy!).

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I obviously couldn't understand most of it but it looked like a respectful treatment of the idea. The shots were flattering and jacob got a lot of air time.

@j -- Did that guy really hit you up for cash on camera? He sure knows when to ask ... too funny.

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Voiceover announced that everyone at the meetup is a dollar millionaire. May or may not be true but think they missed the ERE point of not needing a mill to retire.

@Jacob At one point you mentioned you had 97 years of expenses saved up and that it would technically last for 120 years. Just wondering how you made the calculation?

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