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Author Topic: DC-IRLDD: DonationCoder.com Impromptu Real Life Dinner+Drinks, Sat 3/24 Illinois  (Read 9751 times)

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I've just moved into a new place in champaign-urbana, IL (that's why i haven't been around as much this last month).

Gothic and Della (two DC forum/irc-channel people) are taking a trip to visit this saturday, and on the off chance that there are other people who visit this forum who live in the area or like driving (or taking Amtrak), i thought i would extend the invitation to join us for a late dinner and drinks.  We will be going out not eating at my place, but i'm happy to host anyone who wants to stay overnight (bring your sleeping bag!).

So it will be late dinner and drinks at a downtown champaign restaurant+bar, on saturday night, march 24th.  I'll post more specifics as they become clear but the details may change as the night progresses so you'll have to coordinate with me ahead of time.

We may end up going to the movies sunday afternoon and you are welcome to join us there as well.

Please message me or email me (mouser@donationcoder.com) if you plan on coming - and please do come! it will be fun :Thmbsup:

ps. It's ok if you are an anti-social person who never posts, this will be just a casual get together, nothing stressfull, and we won't be talking about DC all night long either.  I'm not very social myself so it will be an interesting experience..
« Last Edit: March 21, 2007, 09:36:05 AM by mouser »

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Addendum:
The Amtrak train station is an easy 10 min walk to my house.

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Darn. Not good timing for me. However, Google maps says that it should only be a six hour drive each way from KC to you. That's firmly in the realm of the possible and creeping into the realm of the probable. Maybe I will take a long weekend some time this summer and come visit.

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So, what's the cost of a plane ticked to nearest Champaign international airport (I presume is St Louis)?

Anyway, I have a C++ program to code and syntax basic to study, not to mention begging my brother for his companion buying computer products (that is, he'll be carrying them ;D), so I'm afraid I can't. Not that I could go under normal circumstances, unless I move to the USA and...

Well, have fun, and be sure to tell us all the interesting things you'll take about, like if you found a solution to clean the political mess in certain country ;)

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champaign has an airport (Willard Airport); there is also 3hr trains/busses to and from chicago.

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come on tinjaw, 6 hours is nothing! We love mouser so much that we are driving 12!!

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I hope that someone will post a few photos of the event.

Is this the first ever RealLifeā„¢ meet up?

Ampa

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Let's see...

plane ticket from Denmark? expensive, I guess. Bank account? Empty for 8 more days. Bummer! :)
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Darn, 3 months too early for me. I will be moving from China to Peoria, IL which seems to be about a 90 minute drive.

If there's a 'next time', I'll be there.

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There will be a next time, i guarantee it.  This is almost like a practice run :)

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I'm wondering if the thunderstorms and flood warnings might end up delaying this plan  :(

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Dinner + Drinks is still a go.
Any last minute stragglers now is the time to contact me; dinner is set for 7:30pm Central time.

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howd it go ??
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We want salatious pictures - and we want them now!

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It went well  :Thmbsup:
It was really only Gothic and Della and two local friends who also visit dc so it was a small gathring.
We went to a local Thai food place which is excellent, then to bar for a few drinks.
Saw 300 on sunday (i was dissapointed).

Gothic and i chatted in irc channel as normal even though we were in same room :)

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Gothic and i chatted in irc channel as normal even though we were in same room :)
Hehe :)

I sometimes chat with my girlfriend on msn even though we live together... but that's mostly if she's in the living-room and there's loud music playing, easier than yelling ;)
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Gothic and i chatted in irc channel as normal even though we were in same room :)

HAHA! You lazy guys!

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I have had 2 conversations going at the same time with my daughter...one out loud, and one in text on AIM...with her in the same room as me.   ;D

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I sometimes chat with my girlfriend on msn even though we live together... but that's mostly if she's in the living-room and there's loud music playing, easier than yelling ;)
Yeah.. Same here. Good thing msn exists, it sure does spare us here at home from a lot of yelling :) The neighbours say thanks ;)