Wait, I am happily married. I was dreaming but now I am getting up to fly from the east coast to Nebraska. Noooooo! I am glad I get to see my beautiful wife. I probably will go to the mall to get some goodies to take to Brazil, which is 11 days out. I can't wait to go have my mother in laws fruit smoothies, feijoida and fresh coffee again.
OT - Friday what's goin on open thread
Got my little buddy here at work with me. We're doing some Google searches for pedestrian crossing signs and printing them. After that, we'll staple them and color them with various highlighters. From there we'll be getting some Chick-fil-A (#1 combo for me and some nuggests and a chocolate milkshake for him) before I return him home with his mother so I can spend the rest of the afternoon making sure that I get absolutely no work done. Should be a nice little Friday.
Moderator double post. First time ever! Woohoo! To celebrate, here's one of the signs we're printing as I type:
Still doesn't make up for the fact that you negged the OP outta jealosy and then still participated in the posbanging. For shame, for shame
It was fun negging him. I don't really get to do it anymore (don't think its my place to do so now) so I enjoyed it. And JB knows that I'm just having a laugh. He's good people.
Did a lot this week at work, so I'm leaving early today. Heading to Akron in the morning to see the in-laws. Get to take my 9 month old to the kiddie pool tomorrow. While she is going to enjoy it, I can't help but think of the kiddie pool as the "pee-pee" pool. Immediate shower after!
I'm enjoying my day off, then going up north with the family and the girlfriend this weekend. Should be a good few days.
also gonna be planting our garden sunday, nomnomnom fresh vegetables.
Sitting here doing almost nothing all day...can't wait for 5:00.
Hoping to go for some nice long rides this weekend if the weather holds up. Might go jump in the pool afterwards to cool off now that they are opening.
Hoping the rain stays away all weekend here in Chicago.
Today - cut out of work early and decide which beer garden to drink at.
Tomorrow - maybe beach, definately street festival at night
Sunday - probably something indoors if it is going to be 95 degrees
Monday - spend the day of the girlfriend's dad's boat on Lake Michigan
Tuesday - curse the lottery for ignoring me again and making me go back to work.
Have a safe and happy Memorial Day everyone. Go Blue!
I might hit up the one at Belmont/Sheffield tomorrow
I live close to Belmont/Sheffield, so we might head over there to check out Wedding Banned. Nothing better than drinking in the street.
Do you have a website or something that talks about everything going on there tomorrow? I live right near Clark and Diversey, Duffy's area
Hi Guys- Sorry for the thread jacking, but I have been wanting to do a fundraiser in Chicago for MGoBlog for a while now and thought I'd toss it out. Probably a happy hour drinks package with a portion to MGoBlog. Think we can round up enough Chicagoans to make this worthwhile? Later in the summer likely makes the most sense, possibly the week before Bama as a pre-season kick-off. Could be fun!
I think its a great idea as long as you specifically reserve a portion of the donations be used to compensate the moderators. Those guys do such a great job keeping everyone one in line and I hear that they're not paid. I also know one of them has 2 little mouths to feed at home . . .
as long as they keep letting the bewbs pictures slide. I know I for one enjoyed them=)
I'm sure they will. That guy Blue in South Bend is especially fond of those, especially in GIF format. One of them (I think its profitgoblue) is just an all-around a--hole that hates to have fun so you're probably out of luck if he's modding the bewb thread.
I knew it!! Profit is the bewb hater.
and there are plenty of Michigan bars you could get to host it. Might want to avoid the actual week fo the Bama game though, I know I'll be heading down to Dallas during the week, for people going to the game that might get tough
This is crazy, but I just noticed you on mgo. Here's my comment, so reply to me maybe
Sitting in my apartment in Shanghai after a long day at work, checking MGoBlog every few hours for those ever lovely Hello: posts
Free mini vacation then helping my sister's bf move. What should I hit up in my one day here?
Find a beer garden. Depending on where he lives there should be plenty. Sheffield's is a bar with a good one, Goose Island's is great too, right near Wrigley - brewed in Chicago too.
Best Chicago Pizza: Lou Malnati's
Best Chicago Hotdog: Superdawg (but that might be farther from you)
Sheffield's is going to be jammed with really fratty people all weekend. Go for it if that's your thing, but be forewarned. Duke of Perth (on Clark just north of Diversey) has a pretty cool beer garden that will be a little more chill. If you're a little farther south, Happy Village is my favorite beer garden in Chicago - close to the corner of Damen and Division.
Also, I'd put in a vote for Hot Doug's as the best hot dogs in Chicago. They're not the traditional Chicago style, but well worth a trip just to experience the gourmet dogs.
Looking for an apartment in A2, also sitting in summer school bored
Edit: anything 1BR up to $700, that's not westside, let me know
Just got a tour of our testing lab at Ford where they test materials, break things on purpose, run tons of mad scientist chemistry tests, and generally do all kinds of fun things to make your cars not suck. Now I'm going out to get some Thai for lunch. Afterwards I might spend an hour or so just to fill up my 40-hour quota for the week and then go home early. Remind me again why people take Friday before Memorial Day off when you could be just as unproductive and still get paid??
The same thing I do every day, try to take over the world....I mean study for step 1.
Just finished up my training in Sweden, so soon I'll be eating, drinking, and then packing to head back to Pittsburgh tomorrow.
Then driving from Chicago up to Macatawa, MI for a long weekend of sitting on the beach drinking good beer.
Got a cortisone shot in my knee and some steroids as well. Apparently it's better to numb the pain and send me off to training in the field for a month, then to get me a proper diagnosis with an MRI. I love the Army healthcare approach. /s
Was supposed to close on a house at 4, loan processing "forgot" some paperwork so it has to be delayed until Tuesday now. Glad I drove six hours in from NY last night...next house im paying for in cash.
for the drive to Hilton Head - hoping for clear skies so the convertible can be fully utilized. Golf, beach, tasty beverages at Pool Bar Jim's. Why is my boss still here?!?!?
Just working on the new cover sheets for my TPS reports.
Did you get the memo? I'll send you another one just in case . .
Trying to keep this plant running until I take off for the weekend. Hopefully nothing exciting happens.
The pool, the fiancee, and a cooler full of beer should do the trick.
Finishing up a press release for our UK branch. Not sure why those blokes feel the need to talk and write in such a seemingly silly fashion. Anyway, I'm hoping to get out of the office a bit early today. I've got a half marathon tomorrow so trying to hydrate myself all day. Maybe some golf on Sunday if legs are still working.
Had the day off today so slept in. Studying for the LSAT all day today an tomorrow then headed to Mexico-Wales game at MetLife stadium on Sunday. More studying on Monday. Real freedom begins June 12
Free LSAT tip: The best way to study for it is to take as many practice tests as possible. The next one will cost ya . . .
Just got an email saying that all the company brass are coming up from DC for an all hands meeting focusing on total compensation next year. I'm thinking that is code for no raises. Especially coming right after we have been advised that if the House of Reps doesn't pass another continuing resolution and our program funding gets cut off we can't work and have to stay at home or use PTO.
Just bought a little over 200 rounds for my glock, I'm taking my concealed pistol carry class tomorrow. Can't wait to shoot some shit!
Good luck with the class (its easy but sooooo boring), I essentially just forfetited mine as we moved to Kentucky and I finally got around to getting a Kentucky drivers license and they are not transferrable to another state so now I have to go through the class again if I want to keep it (damnit).
It is my wifes last day of teaching 5th grade at Little Wound Elementary in South Dakota. So, I have been in her room helping her pack it up and clean. It has been a sad day for us, even though this move is voluntary. We are preparing to move back to Michigan to be closer to family now that we have a son.
So was Lil' C wearing a block M last night for the season premier?
And wrapped up a full day's work by lunch?
Who just got the green light to leave at 2:30 but is unable to do so because someone from the law department has to be in the office in case the business people need assistance?
I'm headed to Hemlock Lake near Reading, MI. Is anyone familiar with that lake? I've visited there with lifelong friends for years, so I have a weekend full of binge drinking, golf, and drunk kayaking to fill my time. I also have 2 kegs of Yuengling to polish off by Monday afternoon (Yuengling chosen over Bud Light, Miller Lite, and Beast).