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Chicago... nice city you have here

Post by $iljanus » Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:50 pm

So every year your fine city hosts a big oncology conference that my wife attends and every so often my daughter and I come along. It had been maybe 3 years since the last time we came and it was a pleasure to come back. Saw a great Cubs game with some friends and tomorrow plan on going to the art museum so my daughter can do some sketches then contemplate the big bean for a little while at Millennium Park. If anyone is free for some lunch tomorrow I'd be open to it. Daughter will be tagging along but she's good company.

On Saturday we plan on meeting Hepcat and Archnerd at a local game shop which I'm looking forward to.

In any case happy to be back in Chicago. Great weather and looking forward to some early morning walks along the river. Staying at the Hyatt Regency on Wacker which ain't bad. Wife's new job for the win!
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Post by Jeff V » Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:52 pm

The forecast for Saturday is gaming weather...you chose your itinerary well. :D

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Post by $iljanus » Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:59 pm

Yeah I've been hearing about T-storms possibly rolling in on Saturday. Perhaps will also be a good time to watch Captain America Civil War.
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Post by Jeff V » Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:02 pm

My wife is off this weekend so naturally the weather goes to shit. Our landlord will be by next week for lease renewal, so it's best we spend a day cleaning the house. The boy was particularly destructive today, and I need to rent a carpet cleaner to undo some doggie damage to the carpet.

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Post by Daehawk » Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:11 pm

Deep dish pizza day.
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Post by $iljanus » Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:14 pm

Daehawk wrote:Deep dish pizza day.
Had some tonight. Mmmm, delicious
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Post by tgb » Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:52 pm

I haven't been to Chicago since the last time I went to CES, 30 some-odd years ago, but it was one of my favorite cities.
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Post by rshetts2 » Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:37 am

Ive always found Chicago to be one of those "great place to visit, wouldnt want to live there" kind of cities.
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Post by Unagi » Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:04 am

And that's coming from someone North of 8 mile !? Wowzers.

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Post by Chrisoc13 » Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:06 am

It's a great place to live. Lived there for six years and loved it.

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Post by Holman » Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:13 am

I really expected this thread to be "...it'd be a shame if something were to happen to it..."
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Post by Archinerd » Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:19 am

$iljanus wrote: On Saturday we plan on meeting Hepcat and Archnerd at a local game shop which I'm looking forward to.
Great, I look forward to meeting you!

I just want to reassure you that "Hepcat's local game shop" is not a euphemism for anything. It's definitely not an organ harvesting factory or anything remotely resembling a Carrot Top/Bea Arthur cosply sex dungeon.

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Post by malchior » Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:23 am

I've been there literal months this year for work and can say - like visiting but I don't know if I'd live there. I have been told that it is very different in the summer so I'll have to give it a chance - especially since I anticipate my client will try to lure me out there. That said I definitely need to explore it more.

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Post by rshetts2 » Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:26 am

Unagi wrote:And that's coming from someone North of 8 mile !? Wowzers.
Never said Detroit metro was a great place to live. It just happens to be where my employment landed me. My comment wasnt a knock on Chicago, I feel that way about most major metro areas. I am a small town guy. I like what cities like Chicago have to offer but I still wouldnt want to live there. I feel the same way about Detroit. Please come buy my house so I can move.
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Or that everybody's on the stage and it seems like you're the only person sitting in the audience?

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Post by LawBeefaroni » Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:44 am

Archinerd wrote:
$iljanus wrote: On Saturday we plan on meeting Hepcat and Archnerd at a local game shop which I'm looking forward to.
Great, I look forward to meeting you!

I just want to reassure you that "Hepcat's local game shop" is not a euphemism for anything. It's definitely not an organ harvesting factory or anything remotely resembling a Carrot Top/Bea Arthur cosply sex dungeon.
Hey, I like the basement there.
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Post by hepcat » Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:46 am

You said your daughter was 9?

Shoot. Still old enough to beat me at most games. :(
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Post by LawBeefaroni » Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:59 am

hepcat wrote:
Then maybe you should quit bagging on us and come on down Saturday. :P
I can stop by for an hour or so, between kids birthday parties, a fundraiser, painting, and a trip to the storage locker, but I hate being a tease. :wink:

Maybe if I get there right around Hellas time...
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Post by hepcat » Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:03 am

If we head over there for a lunch, I'm hoping their older uncle has prepared a batch of his homemade vegetable soup. :wub:
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Post by hentzau » Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:47 am

Man, I'd love to hang out for a bit too on Saturday. Not sure I can swing it though. I have a scout garage sale I promised to help at, and a daughter I have to get to school for a "make up the grade" day. :evil:
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Post by TheMix » Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:55 pm

Holman wrote:I really expected this thread to be "...it'd be a shame if something were to happen to it..."
Good to see I wasn't the only one. :D
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Post by Sudy » Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:45 pm

Same. I was going to post a similar comment, but I didn't want $iljanus to get flagged by the FDA.
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Post by $iljanus » Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:16 am

Sudy Nym wrote:Same. I was going to post a similar comment, but I didn't want $iljanus to get flagged by the FDA.
I used to work for the NIH but now I'm a free agent and can post all the threatening posts I want! Yea me and can't wait to meet everyone soon...
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Post by $iljanus » Sat Jun 04, 2016 2:20 pm

Gaming occurring kidneys still in body.
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Post by gbasden » Sat Jun 04, 2016 4:20 pm

$iljanus wrote:kidneys still in body.
For now. Removing the kidneys first would kind of put a damper on the board gaming.

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Post by Archinerd » Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:21 pm

Great meeting you $iljanus, hope your flight home was uneventful and thanks for the Kidney!
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Post by Isgrimnur » Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:59 pm

Pretty sure that's a liver.
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Post by Archinerd » Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:00 pm

Now that you say it, I did think it looked suspicious.
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Post by hepcat » Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:56 pm

I took both organs when sil wasn't looking.

It was good meeting you and your daughter. I still feel bad about losing her quarter though. Hopefully she doesn't hold a grudge. I'd hate to be in my 70s and she comes gunning for me.
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Post by $iljanus » Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:10 pm

No worries, she grabbed some bone marrow while you weren't looking and a lobe of liver from the rest. All and all I think a good day all around.
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Post by $iljanus » Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:14 pm

Archinerd wrote:Great meeting you $iljanus, hope your flight home was uneventful and thanks for the Kidney!
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Katie set up Patchwork almost as soon as we got home. Thanks for introducing her to that game and I look forward to playing it with her some more.

(umm that looks like a pink croissant made of pate.. mmmm pate)
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Post by Zaxxon » Sun Jun 05, 2016 11:34 pm

Sheesh, guys... I'm over here, a Chicago expat, thinking 'we don't go to Ravenholm anymore' after your recent posts.

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Post by JSHAW » Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:34 am

Saw Spike Lee last friday on ESPN's First Take.

He mentioned while most of America was all up in arms about a Gorilla and a boy in a zoo,
there were 69 shootings in Chicago. Nice place, yeah right. :roll: Thanks but I'll pass.

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Post by Zarathud » Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:26 am

Those shootings are mostly gangs who are pissing each other off with posts online. A shooting in Wicker Park was a gang member who didn't live in the area ... and was shot the last time he was in the area.

Turns put that trolling online has consequences in Chicago. Hope hepcat enjoys your kidneys.
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Post by Archinerd » Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:28 am

Yes, Chicago has a gun problem.

Patchwork is great. I'm similar to her in some ways, I set up Churchill almost as soon as I got home.

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Post by RuperT » Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:10 am

My wife and I really liked Chicago, and plan to return some time.
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Post by Jeff V » Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:33 am

JSHAW wrote:Saw Spike Lee last friday on ESPN's First Take.

He mentioned while most of America was all up in arms about a Gorilla and a boy in a zoo,
there were 69 shootings in Chicago. Nice place, yeah right. :roll: Thanks but I'll pass.
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Most of us just stay out those 'hoods and live a long life unshot. Even when violence occurs outside the typical hot zones, the news story invariably includes the phrase "known gang member" to describe one or more persons involved or traveling with the shot person.

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Post by hepcat » Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:35 am

Archinerd wrote: Patchwork is great. I'm similar to her in some ways, I set up Churchill almost as soon as I got home.
After I get back from Origins, let's set up a game day for Churchill.
JSHAW wrote: Nice place, yeah right. :roll: Thanks but I'll pass.
Thankfully, Siljanus and the rest of us aren't members of rival gangs and thus weren't in any real danger. Although I do believe Sil's daughter might be a Crip. She threw up a gang sign at one point, I believe. That or she was just doing what most folks do when they first meet me and was just trying to flip me off.
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Post by LawBeefaroni » Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:06 pm

Not an Onion headline:
"No one shot in Chicago in 22-hour span".
In a 22-hour span, between 12:30 a.m. and 11 p.m., no one was wounded by gunfire
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Post by ImLawBoy » Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:15 am

LawBeefaroni wrote:
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:06 pm
Not an Onion headline:
"No one shot in Chicago in 22-hour span".
In a 22-hour span, between 12:30 a.m. and 11 p.m., no one was wounded by gunfire
Yeah, but one of my kids stubbed his toe twice in five minutes (on the same damn bookcase).

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Post by hepcat » Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:52 pm

Did he shoot the bookcase after stubbing his toe...you know, the Chicago way?
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