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Does anyone want to get together for the Open Beta? We can't let San Francisco and NYC have all the fun.

Friday or Saturday, someplace easily CTA accessable?

Date: 2009-04-16 08:02 pm (UTC)
havocthecat: the lady of shalott (Default)
From: [personal profile] havocthecat
Is there a possibility for someplace easily accessible via Metra as well? IOW, in the Loop. Because I don't really want to drive in if I can find a babysitter!

*is lame and nitpicky*

Date: 2009-04-17 01:06 am (UTC)
havocthecat: the lady of shalott (Default)
From: [personal profile] havocthecat
I haven't actually lived in the city for six years or so now. I kind of miss it. But I don't miss the springtime asthma attacks. So, y'know, fair tradeoff there.

I think there's some kind of a food courtish thing at Watertower Place? I can't remember the name. *Googles* Foodlife! Which is pretty good, IIRC, and, also, the site of the first Bronze party, for those who are in Buffy fandom from back in the day. Or the Ghirardelli's store is right by Borders on Michigan. Um. Here.

Thank goodness for Google.

Anyway, neither are entirely Loopish, but they're certainly accessible via El and bus.

Date: 2009-04-16 08:43 pm (UTC)
xnera: Icon captioned "a woman bracing herself." (bracing)
From: [personal profile] xnera
I would love to!

A few things:

(1) As [personal profile] havocthecat suggested, the Loop would be best for me. I don't own a car, so I'd either be taking public trans (preferable, as it's easier for on my finances right now) or taking out an iGo car (FUN! but a bit expensive).

(2) Either day works fine, though Saturday in the day is a bit better because the stupid frakking Pace buses end running stupidly frakking early. I could manage an evening if that works better; I'd just have to catch a cab home from Midway, which I've done a lot.

(3) I've been experiencing extreme social anxiety for a while. I'm pretty much housebound, though a lot of that has as much to do with a lack of social activities as it does with the anxiety. Getting out and meeting people would be A Very Good Thing for me right now, and I feel like I'm ready to do it, but I still expect that I'd be jittery and anxious. So please treat me kindly <3 and don't be offended if I suddenly sneak out without saying goodbye.

Date: 2009-04-17 12:59 am (UTC)
havocthecat: the lady of shalott (Default)
From: [personal profile] havocthecat
1. Yay, Loop! I would suggest a restaurant or a coffee house, in case there are any under-21s who would like to attend. There are, conveniently, LOTS of restaurants found in the Loop. And I can cab pretty much anywhere in the Loop from Union Station.

2. Pace is EEEEEVIL. Not really. I like them. But their routes are circuitous and confusing to me. But I do agree that Saturday in the day or the night works best for me. Because Metra/Not Driving From The Suburbs is totally my Chicago-area OTP. Oh my God, I am such a geek, help me, please.

3. I am, um, very outgoing. VERY. Hopefully this is not an off-putting thing. But if I start to freak you out, it is TOTALLY OKAY to tell me to back off and give you some space. I promise that I am not offended by that sort of thing in the least. I can aim my babble at someone else, or, failing that, pull out a notebook and work on fic. :)

Date: 2009-04-17 04:12 am (UTC)
xnera: Icon of Kyp/Tohru, hugging. Full of love! (full of love)
From: [personal profile] xnera
I actually like Pace quite a bit, except for the thing about their buses not running as late in my area as they really should. During the week the last bus leaves Midway at 8pm. That is WAY too early.

I have no problem with outgoing people, as long as they understand that a person being quiet does not necessarily mean they aren't enjoying themselves. Depending on how well I know people, I can be very, very talkative myself. Or I could be sitting just outside the circle so it looks like I'm not really involved, but still be having a great time.

Date: 2009-04-20 06:51 pm (UTC)
celli: a woman and a man holding hands, captioned "i treasure" (Default)
From: [personal profile] celli
I'm in!

Date: 2009-04-20 07:45 pm (UTC)
everysecondtuesday: glasses and milk tea in the morning (Default)
From: [personal profile] everysecondtuesday
I may drag [ profile] lizfu up depending on when.

Chicago, yay!

Date: 2009-04-21 02:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] justmoregay
Oh, I would be interested!
I'll drag along my fiancee, Margaret, who is not yet a DWer.


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