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Shoebox, Midwest style.
First post in community! 
28th-Jan-2005 10:05 am
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Hello to all fellow Shoeboxers that live in the Midwestern-ish area! 

I know that the summer is still very far away (especially considering the weather we’re experiencing at the moment… brrrr.), but I like to get a head start on things, so ... I've decided to start this community up.  This is a community for the planning of a meet-up sometime either in late spring (?) or during the summer, and somewhere in the Midwest.  I don’t think the actual detailed planning will start until … the snow melts, at least.
 

Anyways, I know that some of us were discussing either meeting in Chicago or in Minneapolis.  Any other place suggestions?  Or comments on how easy it is for people to get to certain places?  (I live in Wisconsin, but I'm sure that I could make it to anywhere within a reasonable distance.  Carpooling wouldn't be a bad idea, either.)  We could at least get the place set now, and then bother about the logistics later.  (Like … the exact number of people that are coming, what day we're meeting, which building we’re going to overrun, if we’re staying in hotels or not...)  I'd also like to get an approximate time frame set.  School ends in late May for me, and I'll be working afterwards, but I think I can easily make it to a weekend meet-up in the summer.

 

So, comments are appreciated!

Be sure to keep watch on this community.  I'll post sporadically to remind people that it still exists, and I'll post the link to the cult once in awhile as well, so that we can gather as many people as possible!

 

I'm so excited about this.  :D

Comments 
29th-Jan-2005 01:16 am (UTC)
My vote's Chicago. :-D! This is sooo exciting!
30th-Jan-2005 04:07 pm (UTC)
You live in Wheaton?
XD

Do you pronounce the T? I've found that people from the town say the T. It amuses me. (My friends and I all say Whee-in. Tehehe.)

*reads you bio because she's bored at work* DUDE. OMFG. YOU... OMG. I WORK AT A CATHOLIC CHURCH AND MAKE 6.50 AN HOUR. THAT IS WHERE I AM RIGHT NOW. !!!!!*spaz*!!!!

You're too cool for Wheaton. What the hell are you doing there?
30th-Jan-2005 08:11 pm (UTC)
Haha, we do say the T. Kind of. Sort of soft like.

Dude, you work at a chuch?! Haha. I work at a religious book/gift/supply whatsit store. What church do you work for? We probably supply your candles/hosts/priest clothing/ etc.

And yes, yes. I am rather too cool for Wheaton. Thank goodness I shall only be stuck here for a few more months!

Very crazy. *smooch*
30th-Jan-2005 08:32 pm (UTC)
I work for St. Vincent Ferrer in River Forest. Popular church for weddings.

Yay for getting out of suburbia. I'm trapped there too, but I'm only 10 short blocks (you know, the short part of the rectangle that is a block) away from Chicago, so only a little bit.
30th-Jan-2005 10:54 pm (UTC)
*buts in-forgive me-feel like old home school remembering*
No the one on President St? Near the Wheaton train stop? that rolls into Glen Ellyn?
30th-Jan-2005 10:51 pm (UTC)
Its getting cooler ya know? You live up north, someone from wheaton, i'm in cen. IL....I used to live in Naperville...:P
30th-Jan-2005 10:52 pm (UTC)
*re-read that*
You work in Wheaton? *faints*
I told the other that I have family up there. My family-well my dad, my uncles, my grandparents long ago lived there.

I used to go to COD. I know that area VERY WELL.
31st-Jan-2005 12:07 am (UTC)
No, I work in River Forest. Near West Suburb.
31st-Jan-2005 12:10 am (UTC)
Ohhh well I know that area too ^^; man I'd love to go to the meet up it was up there...
4th-Feb-2005 10:10 pm (UTC)
I ♥ your icon like whoa.
4th-Feb-2005 10:39 pm (UTC)
Heh, thank you. <3 Bowie.

My teacher turned the radio on during class today, and I scared everyone by gasping and spinning around in my seat when 'Young Americans' came on. Tehe.
30th-Jan-2005 10:50 pm (UTC)
I have family in Wheaton! ^^ I'm still debateing if I should go. I live in cen. Il. used to live in Naperville.
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