Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

DW Meetups in DC and Chicago


There were two DW meetups over the weekend ā€” one in DC on Saturday and one in Chicago on Sunday (photo above). Check out my Facebook page for more photos, including a picture of one of the DW wine glasses cmary etched for everyone.

If you’ve got a meetup planned, be sure to take photos and send to me to share (if everyone gives permission!).

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  • Christy June 24, 2013, 12:59 pm

    I had to leave the DC meetup early to get home for the hockey game (who am I?) but it was a ton of fun!

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    • kerrycontrary June 24, 2013, 1:04 pm

      haha I didn’t know why you left! I just assumed you had someplace fabulous to be (and lets be real, you and I both agree that at home on a couch is a fabulous place to be). It WAS fun though, albeit a little hot. Maybe we can do another one in the fall?

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    • Addie Pray June 24, 2013, 1:42 pm

      Christy, guess what, guess what!!! I watched the hockey game on Saturday! From start to finish, all of the innings. Or quarters. Or thirds, whatever. My biggest gripe is why those chiseled faces have to be covered with all the facial hair and helmets and face guard things, you know?

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      • GatorGirl June 24, 2013, 3:08 pm

        @AP, the downside is most hockey players are missing a sizable percentage of their teeth. Toothless groom?

      • Christy June 24, 2013, 3:04 pm

        They’re called periods.

        And they’re currently covered in facial hair because it’s considered good luck to let your facial hair grow through the playoffs. And they’re wearing helmets because of the serious potential for brain injury (http://abcnews.go.com/Health/blows-head-hockey-long-term-brain-injury/story?id=15172275). And they’re wearing face guards (sometimes!) because they can get pucks to the face )

  • Classic June 24, 2013, 1:08 pm

    Thank you for posting a photo– it is awesome! I love love love it, you guys are gorgeous! And the other pictures, too, and nice job on the DW wine glasses!

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    • Addie Pray June 24, 2013, 1:27 pm

      I have some less flattering pictures if you’d like to see those.

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      • Classic June 24, 2013, 2:00 pm

        No, those photos do not exist. That’s how I do it.

  • Addie Pray June 24, 2013, 1:21 pm

    This meetup was really fun, and it was my 6th we figured out! SIX! That’s awesome, no? The convo turned personal fast, and I’d like to reiterate the rule: whatever happens at a DW meetup stays at the DW meetup! You girls were a lot of fun.

    And in case you are wondering:

    * cmary was in the lead when she busted out a blanket and utensils and all that shit you’d think the organizer (me) would have remembered to bring;
    * but then katie busted out a red wine bottle so clearly she took the lead;
    * but then cmary busted out custom-made DW wine glasses, which took the cake;
    * but then JillieZ brought actual cake, and it was vegan!
    * but then rachel showed up with a dog!

    So, it is hard to tell who “won.” It is easier to tell who lost – me and kmen, haha. Except kmen brought wine too, so that’s winning. … Oh forget it, I’m tired of the competition – we all won, ok!?! Except me, I lost, except I kind of won too because I had a great afternoon with all of you.

    So it has been decided, I won. And so did this Chicago meetup – Yes!! (See how my brain works? I eventually always win.)

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    • katie June 24, 2013, 1:24 pm

      And for the record- I brought red AND white. Yum.

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      • Addie Pray June 24, 2013, 1:26 pm

        I did not see any white. Are you sure you brought white?

      • Jillie z June 24, 2013, 2:02 pm

        I finally got up the nerve to drink white wine (horrors!) in front of Addie pray šŸ™‚ it was summer, a picnic, it was awesome. Such a fun group of ladies and so cool to meet in person.

      • Addie Pray June 24, 2013, 2:08 pm

        Hey now I don’t discriminate – some of my best friends drink white! … And honestly, it just means there’s more red for me so… Knock yourself out!

        p.s. I had vegan cake for breakfast. My diet is not going so well. I am re-starting it tomorrow (can’t start a diet in the middle of the day that’s crazy talk)

    • kmentothat June 24, 2013, 4:51 pm

      I like how I didn’t even make the rankings!


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  • katie June 24, 2013, 1:22 pm

    That is my face on the DW main page.

    I’ve officially made it in life.

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    • theattack June 24, 2013, 1:23 pm

      haha, You can die happy now.

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  • bethany June 24, 2013, 1:23 pm

    You guys got to meet Toby! No fair!

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    • katie June 24, 2013, 1:25 pm

      And he is super cute. And I don’t even like dogs! Well I mean I’m coming around to them. But Toby was extra cute.

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    • rachel June 24, 2013, 1:33 pm

      He slept the whole drive home, and then zonked out on a chair when we got back and started snoring. I think he had fun too šŸ™‚

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      • Copa June 24, 2013, 3:08 pm

        What kind of dog is Toby?

      • rachel June 24, 2013, 3:12 pm

        He’s a puggle (pug/beagle)!

    • Addie Pray June 24, 2013, 2:09 pm

      Toby has the cutest littlest face ever.

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  • Jillie z June 24, 2013, 1:59 pm

    Toby was too flipping cute. He must have been exhausted by all the female attention!

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  • Fabelle June 24, 2013, 2:01 pm

    You guys are all super hot.

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    • kmentothat June 24, 2013, 4:52 pm

      I think the wind in my hair is distracting from the awkward layer of sweat that is a Chicago humid summer day…

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  • honeybeenicki June 24, 2013, 2:23 pm

    So sad that I missed the Chicago one, but I had to work šŸ™ Go figure that I only work about a third of all weekends in a year and that ended up being this weekend.

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  • cmary June 24, 2013, 3:23 pm

    It was great getting to meet my “Wendy Friends,” as my husband calls you all. When we were back in the car he said, “So, did you know they were all so attractive? I feel like that’s weird for a website group.” Funny. And yes, you’re all lovely. I’m so happy to have met you.

    And! And! I was invited to take an online assessment for the interview I had last week- which is I guess considered round 2. Just got an email about it today. The picnic must have been good luck.

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  • MaterialsGirl June 24, 2013, 3:41 pm

    guys, i’m sorry i didn’t make it. The minnesota trip turned out to be a complete disaster with all the storms. My flights were delayed and all sorts of other shenanigans.

    i’m glad to be back in chicago.

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    • CassieB June 25, 2013, 3:15 am

      Yeah the MN storms were quite the experience. There’s still power out all over the Twin Cities!

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  • Jessibel5 June 24, 2013, 3:52 pm

    So sad I missed the DC meetup, but Grandma’s 80th birthday couldn’t be missed either! Next time, tubing!!!

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