Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

DW Meetups!

As you schedule your local DW meetups, can the organizer please email me to let me know the date/time/place so I can announce it here on the “main page” for anyone who may not check the forum regularly?

I know there are two Chicago meetups planned:

(1) Thursday, Feb. 9, 7:00 pm, at Bella Luna Cafe, 731 N. Dearborn (River North-ish). (See http://bellalunadelivery.com)

(2) Saturday, March 3, 1:00 pm, at Lady Gregory’s, 5260 N. Clark (Andersonville) (See

Are there any other meetups set in stone yet? Let me know here in the comments and I’ll update this and post reminders periodically.

31 comments… add one
  • BecBoo84 February 1, 2012, 12:12 pm

    I didn’t even know this was happening. Such a good idea!

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  • slamy February 1, 2012, 12:46 pm

    Any Dallas, Texans here?

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    • ActiasLuna February 1, 2012, 2:17 pm

      I’m in Houston. I have family in Dallas. <3 Texas!

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  • Addie Pray February 1, 2012, 1:15 pm

    Woot woot – Chicago rules all, mwahahahahaha. So excited to meet all the Chicago dearwendiers.

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    • MsMisery February 1, 2012, 1:25 pm

      I’m in Chicagoland, too! Though I don’t know if I can make these. My social anxiety usually keeps me from meeting actual people I know, let alone strangers.


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      • Addie Pray February 1, 2012, 1:29 pm

        Well if you change your mind I’d love to see you there. There will be no pressure to say something wise or witty or anything at all. In fact, if you’d like, I can just chat and chat and chat for the both of us. :). But no pressure of course.

      • MsMisery February 1, 2012, 1:37 pm

        Once I get places, the wise-and-witty take care of themselves. It’s just the “leaving the house” part that gets in the way. I dunno, I probably need pro-help, but no one makes house calls anymore.

        But thanks 🙂

      • Addie Pray February 1, 2012, 4:01 pm

        What are you saying, you wanna HOST a DW meetup chez toi, Misery? I kid, I kid.

        I’m lounging pool side with a Bahama Mama in Me-He-Ho waiting for 15 of my closest friends to arrive from their respective cities. … This has nothing to do with that, but I thought it was a fun (for me) fact to share with the DW universe. …

      • iwannatalktosampson February 1, 2012, 6:33 pm

        Yay vacation!! Hopefully this break will help you hate your job less! How is your bikram body working out? Would you recommend your challenge?

      • MsMisery February 2, 2012, 12:35 pm

        Heh…. more like…. some sorta conference call/skype session 😉

  • Sarah February 1, 2012, 1:37 pm

    Hey guys! I can’t wait to see you all at my Hollywood meet up! I’ve got streamers and cake and a hooker and three kinds of ice cream and….

    Oh Wait.

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    • ReginaRey February 1, 2012, 1:49 pm

      I really want to attend this meetup, because I think you and I would become fast friends. Alas, a plane ticket to Hollywood is a bit too extravagant for me at the moment.

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      • Sarah February 1, 2012, 2:01 pm

        OMG I THINK SO TOO (that came off desperate). Although my Uncle DOES live in Virginia…… and a few family members were thinking of visiting him later his year…….I have no idea where in Virginia though. Maybe near the Pentagon? Is that near nova?

      • ReginaRey February 1, 2012, 2:17 pm

        Haha yes, the Pentagon and NOVA are basically one and the same. NOVA is a huge place, of course, but if you’re ever in VA – LET ME KNOW! It would be fantastic to meet up.

      • bethany February 1, 2012, 2:52 pm

        What exactly is NOVA? I was assuming Northern Virginia…??

      • ReginaRey February 1, 2012, 3:03 pm

        Yeah, NOVA is just what all of us lame Northern Virginians refer to Northern Virginia as. It includes a few entire counties within like…45 minutes of the DC area from any given direction.

      • Brad February 1, 2012, 9:08 pm

        Yeah NOVA is pretty much everything within an hour’s drive of DC. You know I briefly tried to get people in hampton roads to call it SOVA but it never caught on. Guess I wasn’t cool enough to carry it. /shrug

      • Something More February 1, 2012, 9:23 pm

        Right. These cities even decide on a major league team and you want to change the region name?? You must be out of your mind! 😉

        It will be Hampton Roads FOREVER!!!

      • Something More February 1, 2012, 9:24 pm

        can’t even*

      • jlyfsh February 2, 2012, 12:37 pm

        I agree can you imagine if the HRBT was called the SOVABT haha.

      • ca_dubs February 3, 2012, 8:35 pm

        Arlington what what

      • Moneypenny February 2, 2012, 1:37 pm

        I live in San Francisco. We could meet somewhere in the middle… (Paso Robles?) (Btw I’m a new commenter, I don’t want to seem like a creeper.)

      • Moneypenny February 2, 2012, 3:05 pm

        Dang, meant to reply to Sarah’s original post!

    • Laura February 1, 2012, 3:56 pm

      You had me going good with this one…

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      • Laura February 1, 2012, 3:58 pm

        And by “this one” I do mean post. If that wasn’t clear. To be even more clear, I even checked the forum thread and had high hopes for your ice cream flavors. I LOOOOOVE ice cream. With hot fudge. And bananas. Mmmm.

      • Sarah February 1, 2012, 4:05 pm


      • rachel February 1, 2012, 7:00 pm

        One place I’m looking for jobs is Pasadena. If I get a job there, I’m going to hold you to this.

  • WatersEdge February 1, 2012, 6:58 pm

    Speaking of NOVA, Regina…

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  • missmetrodc February 1, 2012, 11:41 pm

    You’re from NOVA, Regina????

    Okay, I’ve been lurking for a long time and feel like I know some of you from these comments, but I didn’t realize we were in the same area.

    Crazy-small world, folks.

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  • Brad February 2, 2012, 8:26 am

    Wendy, It’s looking like the NOVA group will be meeting on Saturday, February 25th at the Union Pub 201 Massachusetts Ave. NE Washington, DC 20002. We have not locked in a time yet as we still need to hear back from a few more.

    All, If you’re in the NOVA region and interested in the meet-up, then please comment on the NOVA meet-up thread in the forum so we know you’re interested and to make sure you get included in the coordination effort.

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  • TheOtherMe February 2, 2012, 1:55 pm

    Well I’m so far north this will never happen !

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