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    Re: Dinner in Chicago 2006

    Oooh, I think I can be there!

    But this isn't a gathering, it's just din-din? Are we supposed to make a din?

    So you're saying we're not going to wander around the city making cellphone calls trying to find each other? We're just going to wander around to different restaurants and hope to stumble across each other instead? No bike shop? No Navy Pier? No fire hydrants?
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    Re: Dinner in Chicago 2006

    Quote Originally Posted by opus
    No bike shop? No Navy Pier? No fire hydrants?
    Well, if we can find a fantastic exhibtion of stained glass, that might change things, but otherwise, I'm trying to line up fashion shoots for the days I'm there, so my time will be limited.

    Of course y'all are welcome to wander around aimlessly on your own to your heart's content! :crazy:

    It would be cool if you could make it...
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    Re: Well..

    Quote Originally Posted by walterick
    Or, you all could just come and present it to me here in Phoenix! :aureola:
    I thought a trip to Arizona was voted against in another thread ???

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    Re: Dinner in Chicago 2006

    Quote Originally Posted by opus
    No fire hydrants?
    they have indoor plumbing in chicago .. no need to use the fire hydrants ..... :thumbsup:

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    Re: Dinner in Chicago 2006

    I talked it over with the Mrs. and she said if I want to go and don't have anything else that tops the priority list... ( I know .. I know .. I told her the cool people will be there ) but she said it sounds like fun .. sounds like we would be wandering around aimlessly with the camera ...

    anyone know when they do the lighting on michigan ave. ????

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    Re: Dinner in Chicago 2006

    Quote Originally Posted by WsW-WYATT-EARP
    anyone know when they do the lighting on michigan ave. ????
    Not sure on Michigan Ave, but the Christmas tree at the Daily Center is usually the day after Thanksgiving.

    I don't think I've ever hung out with cool people.

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    Wow, you nailed it...

    Quote Originally Posted by WsW-WYATT-EARP
    anyone know when they do the lighting on michigan ave. ????
    I didn't know this when I booked my trip, but the Mag Mile Lighting Fest is Saturday of that weekend:

    http://www.themagnificentmile.com/Se...ll/default.cfm

    Might make a cool side trip for anyone that wants to hang after dinner... :thumbsup:
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    Re: Dinner in Chicago 2006

    thanks for the info ... for that reason alone I believe me and the boss will be there ...

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    Re: Dinner in Chicago 2006

    I think that I can make it, first I hvae to check with the boss to make sure nothing else is going on.

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    Cool Re: Dinner in Chicago 2006

    Quote Originally Posted by pez31
    I don't think I've ever hung out with cool people.

    Me neither.
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    Re: Dinner in Chicago 2006

    I think I could make it a point to go home that weekend....even though I will be going home the following week.
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    Re: Dinner in Chicago 2006

    so ummmmmmm yeah ... we are less than a week from the big dinner... anyone know what the itinerary is ? when? where ?

    i know it was stated that the group usually wanders around calling on cell phones ... well do we have to randomly dial cell phone #'s hoping to reach someone in the group ??? :idea:

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    Re: Dinner in Chicago 2006

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    so ummmmmmm yeah ... we are less than a week from the big dinner... anyone know what the itinerary is ? when? where ?
    Well, if you expect a specific time and a place, I kind of doubt that is going to happen. Yet. I was only slightly exaggerating when I mentioned the wandering around calling each other.

    That's the Chicago way...

    Seriously, the only reason we're getting together is because I'm heading into town, and I'll be doing fashion shoots both Saturday and Sunday. Sebastian and Adina are usually the "point people" for Chicago, and one or both of them will be assisting me Saturday.

    Obviously, I can't say exactly when we'll be finished, and evening plans sort of revolve around that.

    Best thing to do is email me or Seb, and we'll pass along our cell numbers. I'll be staying at the Hotel Monaco on N. Wabash, so my best guess is we'll all be meeting there.

    Er, around dinner time...
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    Re: Dinner in Chicago 2006

    Hey Steve!

    I'll be down Sunday for sure.

    Let's plan to meet back at the Hotel Monaco (Saturday) at 6 to head to dinner. I've got a session that morning, so that will give me time to get down there. If I stay over, I'll be there for dinner. Otherwise I'll be down Sunday morning.

    Anyone who wants to gather to take photos during the day, or to just hang out, speak up, and you guys can coordinate. We usually meet at the hotel, and then head out from there.
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    Re: Dinner in Chicago 2006

    Amy and I have decided to hang out around here together this weekend, so we won't be joining all you cool folks. Hope everyone has fun!!!
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    Re: Dinner in Chicago 2006

    Quote Originally Posted by mjs1973
    we won't be joining all you cool folks. Hope everyone has fun...
    Well, now that we know you won't be there, we probably will...

    I'M KIDDING! I'M KIDDING!

    Seriously, I was looking forward to seeing you again, Michael. Ah, newlyweds...:ihih:

    You'll be missed...
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    Re: Dinner in Chicago 2006

    Yeah, I can't make it either . Sat. I have football, and Sunday I have to go to Lebanon In and meet the Indiana RC 4x4 folks and also pick up a spare engine for the ole 79 RC (Ram Charger) so I have a spare and can blow up the one in it with worrying how I'm gonna replace it.

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    Re: Dinner in Chicago 2006

    If anyone is interested in exploring the city on foot this weekend, check out the National Geographic Travelers Magazine's Walks of a Lifetime podcast. There is a 15 minute podcast that covers some of the highlights of Chicago. Worth a listen if you have time before you make the trip this weekend.
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    Re: Dinner in Chicago 2006

    You guys are a bunch of sissys.

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    Re: Dinner in Chicago 2006

    I am 99% sure we will be there ... plan on checking out the area ... and with the festivities going on for the lighting ceremony they have live ice sculpting and a bunch of other stuff ... just going to play it as it comes ... see if we can't find something interesting to shoot ... just have some fun and meet some goofs for diner around 6 i guess ....:aureola:

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    And away I go...

    Well, I'm almost done packing my lingerie for the trip...

    Uh, before you even begin to form that disturbing image in your mind, know that the lingerie is for some young, beautiful, svelte women models to wear in our shoot Sunday in Chicago (good seats still available). :ihih:

    Hmmm, I see Michael is quickly having second thoughts about missing the get together this weekend... :arf:

    Just a final word to any and all interested in the dinner Saturday night. The SOFT plan as of now is to meet at the Hotel Monaco (where I'll be staying - 225 North Wabash 312-960-8500) around 6pm. Hang around and be obnoxious enough, and someone will notice you eventually.

    To be ensconced more deeply in "the Loop" (ah Windy City humor - I love it!), email either me or Sebastian soon and give us your mobile phone number. Also, any time after Friday afternoon, you can leave messages for me at the hotel (last name HLAVAC - all hail Bohemia!).

    And to answer a question that has come up a few times: dress for this soiree is most definitely casual...

    So, wish me luck on my urban adventure and endevor to create the ultimate fashion photo, and I look forward to seeing old friends again and meeting new ones... :thumbsup:
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    Re: And away I go...

    I hope you all have a great time.There are two charity gigs I've been committed to for much to long to bypass. That's why I haven't chimed in before now.

    There's one small note:

    This is the weekend, starting Saturday evening at 4pm I believe, of the Disney themed parade up Michigan Avenue ending at Water Tower Place. Large crowds expected. People carving ice, cooking food, the American Girl people will be out in force, LEGO is having a participatory event somewhere near the original Water Tower as well as in the mall.

    Oh the humanity of it all!

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    Re: Dinner in Chicago 2006

    Hey, did you guys meet already? How did it go? Any pics?
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    Re: Dinner in Chicago 2006

    Quote Originally Posted by walterick
    Hey, did you guys meet already? How did it go? Any pics?
    Actually, none of us brought cameras.
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    Re: Dinner in Chicago 2006

    Quote Originally Posted by Sebastian
    Actually, none of us brought cameras.
    Shocking truth? Or tricky Sebastonian sarcasm?
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