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Chicago Meet-Up Update

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I can barely type as I watch the election coverage. I’ve been glued to the screen all night! But this NOT being a political blog, I’ll leave it at that. ;~) LOL

I had a good day, today. Busy, as always, but good. One of the things I finally finalized was the Chicago trip!

Here’s the deal…

I arrive Friday and have a date with all the other bloggers! YAY!

A.) Saturday is a jam packed day with a full agenda but I plan on ending it at the bar! :~)
I’ll be at Hard Rock Hotel Bar 230 N., Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601
I can’t promise how long I’ll be able to hold out, but I’ll definitely be there for an hour if you want to grab a drink with me.

B.) Sunday is a pretty free day for us. I think most of us bloggers will be meeting at Panera Bread (635 N. Fairbanks Court, Chicago, IL 60611) for breakfast at 9:30 with an open invitation for you to join us. It’s a real informal type of event.

C.) I’ll then be heading over to the Water Tower Place food court for lunch at 12:30. This one is totally my idea, not sure if any of the other bloggers will be joining me as I happen to have a later flight out then some.

So being the geek I am, I google mapped my three location. LOL

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Ok, so if anyone wants to catch up, you have three options. Who says you can’t make everyone happy. Oh… wait…. 99% of you aren’t even in the Chicago, ohhh yeah. that’s right. My bad. :~P

I kid. I’m in a weird mood today. Looking ahead at the rest of the week with a Friday afternoon flight in my future, I’m wondering how in the heck I’m going to get everything done before I leave! All I can do it try.

Here’s my food journal today. I feel pretty good. I was in the zone, even though I wasn’t able to get my run in. :~( Honestly, I’m not sure when I’ll have time at all this week. Again, all I can do is try!

Food Units
had some strawberries this morning and just finished some chicken soup! YUM! 3
egg "Salad" sand with a side of carrots 4
baked tortilla chips and bean dip – now close the bag!!! 6
grilled chicken, butternut fries, soup 7
fresh pineapple yum! 1
kashi cookie and soy milk 4
Handful of pretzels 2
Total: 27

Table provided by Roni’s Food Tweet, Eat, Post Generator.

Let me know if I’ll see you in Chicago! I don’t want to me completely blindsided! LOL

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    November 5, 2008

    i SO wish i lived in chicago. oh well! have fun!! :)

    Charlie Hills

    November 5, 2008

    Chicago is my kind of town. But I probably won’t be back there until (hmmm…) maybe Christmas? No definite plans yet, but sounds like you’ll be gone by then. :)

    Well, Roni, if you run into my sisters, say ‘hi’ for me.

    Check out Charlie Hillss last blog post..When I Grow Up


    November 5, 2008

    Weekends with out you home to blog are so boring…oh well. I hope you guys have a super fun time. It is a great opportunity to do some networking.


    November 5, 2008

    My sister and I are available to join you for lunch! We are Charlie’s twin sisters!

    It’s so funny, when you live in Chicago, you tend not to go to the “touristy” places. Water Tower is awesome if you haven’t been before!

    Hopefully this beautiful weather we are having will hold out too!

    Check out Bizs last blog post..Happy Hump Day!


    November 5, 2008

    Roni–I really wanted to come to Chicago and was trying to get my friend who works at my Curves to come too, but….she couldn’t come, and I live far enough away that I would have had to stay all night and the hotel was too expensive (I’m a poor, single administrative assistant), so it’s not going to end up working out for me. Sorry….I really wanted to meet you. But I have a feeling that since all small businesses in America are going to have to pay higher taxes now, I’m worried that my company is going to start laying people off, so I have to start scrimping. Bummer. Have a great time though!


    November 5, 2008

    Roni —
    Water Tower is a great place — that whole area, Magnificent Mile, is a great shopping place. Let me know if you are looking for anything in particular (I live in Chicago :) ) Can’t wait to meet up!


    November 5, 2008

    Have a great time! Wish I could be there to meet you and I am doubly jealous that you are going to be in Chicago. Never been there and so want to go.


    November 5, 2008

    Lucky Chicago folks! Be sure to let us Northern California folks know if you’re ever in our neck of the woods…especially the San Francisco Bay Area!


    November 5, 2008

    Sounds like fun. I miss Chicago sometimes — but not in winter, when it’s cold and windy as all get out!


    November 5, 2008

    sounds like fun Roni! Wish I was closer!


    November 5, 2008

    I hear running alond lake shore drive is great, maybe you can do it then! Have a safe trip!


    November 5, 2008


    Fitness Surfer

    November 5, 2008

    I’m still fairly new to your site, but love how interactive it is, and helpful, and, and, and. Anywho, I’ll keep following, and if you do any more Meet-Up’s I’ll see what I can do.

    Madison (FollowMyWeigh)

    November 6, 2008

    i’m very excited =D!

    Check out Madison (FollowMyWeigh)s last blog post..whats unhealthier – stress or junk food?

    Sheila | Live Well 360°

    November 6, 2008


    I look forward to meeting you in person as my husband and I will be at the meet up on Saturday night. See you then!



    November 6, 2008

    ok so i live in chicago..but i hate going downtown alone…it scares me…if I bring the husband…does anyone care?


    November 6, 2008

    Have a great time! Remember it’s not called the windy city for nothin’! Dress warm. That breeze coming off the lake can get cold!


    November 7, 2008

    Looking forward to meeting you in Chicago, Roni! I’ll be at Panera probably around 1030ish. And if you haven’t been before, the Water Tower food court is soooo fun!!

    Check out Melissas last blog post..Wanted: Non-Obsessive Hobbies


    November 8, 2008

    I think I can meet you Sunday at 9:30a!! Do you have any idea how long you will be at Hard Rock Hotel on Sat? I have plans until 8ish so don’t want to miss you!



    November 8, 2008

    I lied a few minutes ago… :-) I will meet you for lunch at Watertower since I have plans at 3 downtown! I am SO EXCITED to meet you in person! :-)

    Check out AJs last blog post..Roni’s Coming!