Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Dear Wendy Meetup: Chicago

Chicago DWers are having their, like, 50th meetup this weekend and I was asked to share the details for anyone who may be interested in joining the fun. From Addie Pray:

Date: Saturday, June 2nd
Time: Noon
Where: Moonshine, 1824 W. Division St., in Wicker Park

Let me know here (or in the Chicago thread) if you plan to come so I can make sure we have a big enough table at Moonshine! Reservations under Addie Pray, btw.

Extra perk, besides meeting all the fun Chicago dearwendiers? The Do Division will be happening, which is a really happening street fest, with lots of bands, sales, food and booze, and good people watching. … Summers in Chicago rule all.

It’s true, summers in Chicago do rule all. Have fun, everyone!

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  • Addie Pray May 29, 2012, 4:08 pm

    Thank you, Wendy!! I’m looking forward to seeing everyone. So far, I’ve got: katie, shell, materials girl, ktfran, jillie z, addie pray of course, … who else? … honeybee? i know there are a lot more Chicago dearwendiers. …

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    • Addie Pray May 29, 2012, 4:13 pm

      Oh and SherBear?

      And Call-me-Hobo? (Btw, whenever I see your DW name I think of Call Me Maybe — I’m looking forward for when this shitty song gets out of my head — and you guys probably are too).

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      • 6napkinburger May 29, 2012, 4:21 pm

        AP, your sage advice is needed in “creating a wedding savings account”

      • Addie Pray May 29, 2012, 4:25 pm

        Done. πŸ™‚

      • Addie Pray May 29, 2012, 4:27 pm

        (I don’t think that was the sage advice you were looking for, but I’d argue it was SAGER.)

      • 6napkinburger May 29, 2012, 4:30 pm


      • call-me-hobo May 29, 2012, 4:37 pm

        Arg- I can’t come! I had to quit my job for my upcoming grad school program- no big trips for me in the future πŸ™

  • honeybeenicki May 29, 2012, 4:28 pm

    I’m going to get a massage with my mama so I won’t be able to make it πŸ™ All you Chicagoans or whatever you are should definitely field trip up here one of these times!

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    • katie May 29, 2012, 4:29 pm

      you gotta create one for us! lets go to a cheese factory!!! omg we can just eat cheese and talk about DW.

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      • honeybeenicki May 29, 2012, 4:39 pm

        Ooo I like cheese. Actually, an excellent time to come to Madison is during Taste of Madison. Lots of yummy food and good music. I’ll start looking around to see if there is anything that might drag you people up here before then (that’s around Labor Day-ish).

      • Addie Pray May 29, 2012, 7:39 pm

        When I was in Lake Geneva, Wisc on Saturday, I ate “white nuggets” – I was kind of afraid to ask what that was. Turned out, they were fried cheese curds. I dipped them in cheese sauce. Cheese on cheese is brilliant.

      • honeybeenicki May 29, 2012, 5:04 pm

        I’m thinking maybe Mars Cheese Castle in Kenosha (its the pretty much as close to Chicago as you can get without leaving WI). I have family there, so I can camp out overnight and not have to worry about driving back. Keep your eyes open on the forum for dates/time proposals in the near future πŸ™‚

      • katie May 29, 2012, 5:15 pm

        yessssss. i would ask if we could bring SO’s (mine is a chef = he loves cheese) but he is from vermont and so he hates wisconsin cheese lol… ill just tell him its a winery or something… then eat everything on the way home so there is no evidence… haha

      • honeybeenicki May 30, 2012, 6:41 am

        Crazy Vermont people and their hatred of the BEST cheese ever. Its just like those commercials that try to say California has better cheese than us. Don’t they know we’re the Dairyland?

      • katie May 30, 2012, 10:54 am

        haha. i maintain that cheese from anywhere in the country is fantastic if its well made cheese.

        but seriously, vermont people are weird. he will only buy vermont cheese if we are getting nice cheeses, only vermont maple syrup, he goes on and on about creamys… and everyone else who i have met from vermont is the same way. its like a little cult or something.. lol

    • lets_be_honest May 29, 2012, 4:31 pm

      Hey honey, just curious. How is everything going in your life? The Man home?

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      • honeybeenicki May 29, 2012, 4:40 pm

        It’s goin’. We’re all moved in to our new place (well, one side of it). In about a month, my mom will be moving to her side of our new duplex. He’s not home yet, but will be in October (yay!!), so there is an end in sight now. It will be weird to have him home, but it will be great. Mostly I just keep busy with obnoxious work hours and fill every possible minute of my day, which is why my mom and I are going for a massage together – we both need to relax.

      • lets_be_honest May 29, 2012, 5:05 pm

        Well ENJOY the massage! Glad to hear you’re all moved in.

  • Bethany May 29, 2012, 5:19 pm

    I’m jealous πŸ™
    Can you Skype me in?!?

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    • Addie Pray May 29, 2012, 7:43 pm

      If I hope you show up hard enough, maybe you’ll just show up! I like to try to “will” things that way. It usually doesn’t work. Like, if I’m worried it’s going to rain, I do NOT bring an umbrella to try to will it not to rain. I do the same thing with my periods. I purposefully do not carry tampons, to try to will my period away.

      It. Never. Works.

      Sorry if that was too much information. I probably could have just said “sure, we’ll Skype you in, Bethany!”

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      • bethany May 30, 2012, 7:25 am

        Yeah, I’m pretty sure that no matter how hard you will it to be, I won’t make it from Philly to Chicago πŸ™

        I got a new iphone yesterday and can “facetime” now!

  • Vachica May 29, 2012, 10:21 pm

    I’m a lurker…never posted but I read DW daily. I live in Lakeview. Could I still come?

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    • Addie Pray May 30, 2012, 6:21 am

      But of course!

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    • katie May 30, 2012, 10:55 am

      WE GOT A LURKER!! YES!!!

      haha. sampson was so dissappointed we had no lurkers at our denver meetup…

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      • rachel May 30, 2012, 11:52 am

        There are quite a few DW people in Colorado…I don’t know why they don’t want to come out and play πŸ™


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