Monday Night (Football/Movies?)

OK, gents--this MeetUp is ready to disappear.  Let's plan on trying to make a standing 1st-Monday-of-the-month MeetUp at a local tavern/movie house for casual commiseration. Let's start with Monday, November 5th.

C'mon fellas! We need to support each other, here!

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  • isaac b.

    Unless anyone objects I will schedule the next Meetup at Paddy Long's at 7:30 on Monday January 21.

    Best,
    Ike

    November 8, 2012

  • isaac b.

    I would like to propose either Monday January 15 as the date for our next Meetup. If people are comfortable continuing to meet at Paddy Long's at 7:30, that works for me. Vana has signed up as a member of our group, but with all due appreciation for her interest in Aspergers I think we should insist that this is a group for *men* who need to share their fathering challenges with other men. Let me know what you think. In any event, I renewed my organizer status for the next 6 months.

    All the best,
    Ike

    November 7, 2012

    • Jason H.

      I am on shift that Monday (1/14/13). How's bout the 21st?

      November 7, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Either the 15th or 21st is ok with me. I don't have the time restriction those days so if you want to do it earlier, that's ok too.

      November 8, 2012

  • Charles S.

    21st is fine with me if it works for everyone else. I'm flexible.

    November 7, 2012

  • isaac b.

    Sorry for the typo -- the word "either" didn't belong in the first sentence.

    Ike

    November 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great conversation in a relaxed setting. I enjoyed it and picked up some good suggestions.

    November 7, 2012

  • Charles S.

    Great evening and great group.

    November 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    great time. I enjoyed meeting everyone and look froward to getting together again in January.

    November 6, 2012

  • isaac b.

    Hi Everyone,

    I think things went very well last night. It was a pleasure to meet all of you and to share supportive and informative conversation. I'll be in touch soon with possible January dates. All the best,
    Ike

    November 6, 2012

  • isaac b.

    excellent -- supportive and informative

    November 6, 2012

  • isaac b.

    This is a reminder that our MeetUp takes place tomorrow (Monday) evening at Paddy Long's at 7:30. See you there.

    Ike Balbus

    November 4, 2012

  • Jason H.

    Looking forward to it! See you there...

    October 24, 2012

  • Charles S.

    I'm there. Thanks again for organizing it.

    October 24, 2012

  • isaac b.

    Since I haven't received any objections our MeetUp is scheduled for Monday November 5 at 7:30 at Paddy Long's for drinks after dinner. 1028 West Diversey. See you all then.

    Ike

    October 24, 2012

  • isaac b.

    Unless anyone objects let's schedule our MeetUp for Monday November 5 at 7:30 at Paddy Long's for drinks after dinner. 1028 West Diversey.
    I'll add the location to our site if I don't hear any objections.

    Looking forward to meeting all of you,
    Ike

    October 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Location is fine. Don't need organized dinner.

    October 22, 2012

  • isaac b.

    Jason and everyone,

    Paddy Long's in fine with me but I was waiting to hear if people wanted to meet for dinner or drinks/coffee after dinner.

    Ike

    October 22, 2012

  • Jason Hays removed the location. It was Hop Haus

    October 22, 2012

  • Jason H.

    Paddy Long's (Beer & Bacon Pub) http://www.paddylongs.com/
    Right off the Diversey stop on the Brown Line.

    October 22, 2012

  • isaac b.

    My mistake. I meant Monday November 5. Do people want to meet for dinner or after? remember that James can't make it until 7:30.

    Ike

    October 21, 2012

  • Charles S.

    November 5 is a Monday, not Thursday. I'm available either one.

    October 21, 2012

  • isaac b.

    We've decided on Thursday November 5 at 7:30 but do we want a place for dinner or drinks/coffee after dinner? once we reach consensus on this I'll propose a location on the North side near the El. We'll need to make sure it's open on Monday as many places are not.

    Ike

    October 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I saw North Shore and West loop is where some people are comng from.
    I'm also in North Shore so northern part of city up to Evanston are kind of middle of the road. No clue about locations,

    October 19, 2012

  • isaac b.

    It seems that everyone can make Monday November 5 at 7:30, but James needs a relatively convenient location to be there by that time. What location would work for you James?

    Ike

    October 19, 2012

  • Charles S.

    Sounds fine to me. Thanks for getting it together.

    October 19, 2012

  • Jason H.

    November 5 it is!

    October 18, 2012

  • Jason Hays changed the date and time from Thursday, November 01, 2012 at 7:00 PM to Monday, November 05, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    October 18, 2012

  • isaac b.

    No football game on Monday the 29th but James will be out of town, so if everyone who has weighed in can do Monday November 5 I'd like to try for that date instead of the original Thursday November 1. Then we can think about a location. What do you say?

    Ike

    October 18, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I should be able to join in around 7:30 depending on location.

      October 18, 2012

  • Jason H.

    Bears game is THIS Monday, not the 29th. (Tho I see yer point about trying to converse during a Bears game on a MNF night!)

    I'm flexible--let's make it happen!

    October 18, 2012

  • isaac b.

    As I indicated earlier I am available on Monday evenings. But I wonder whether it's a good idea to schedule a meeting on a night when a Bears game is on the tube, as I had assumed that the principal purpose of our meetings would be to talk about and get support for the difficulties we face as fathers with children with Aspergers. I don't see how we can have that kind of conversation while a game in on. But perhaps I misunderstand the main purpose of the group? If you agree perhaps it would be better to reschedule our meeting for Monday November 5, since it sounds like everyone who has weighed in could make it on that night. If we can nail that night down, then we can talk about a location that's both quiet and conveniently located.

    Looking forward to meeting you.

    Best,
    Ike

    October 18, 2012

  • Jason H.

    Don, Charles & Ike--would you be available on Monday, Oct 29? Maybe if we switch it up we can make room for James & Jon?

    October 18, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Jason, thanks for trying to work things out for this first get together. I'll be out of town from 10/28-11/1 so can't make that. Please plan what works for the group and I'll join in where/when I can.

      October 18, 2012

  • Charles S.

    I'm Near North so any of these would be fine. Hopefully quiet enough for conversation.

    October 16, 2012

  • isaac b.

    So far only four fathers (including myself) have committed to the November 1 MeetUp at Hop Haus. Three others have informed me that they can never do Thursdays and another finds the location unworkable. So I have a few questions: 1) Are there other evenings -- Monday and Wednesdays would work for me -- that work for the people who are interested but can't make Thursdays and that would also work for the three of you who *have* committed to Thursday November 1? 2) Would an alternative location work better or just as well for everyone? Mark R asks if we could meet somewhere "more central', as in in or near the Loop. I don't know where most of you live; I live in the West Loop but would be happy to meet anywhere that works for the largest number of people. 3) Finally -- and I ask this because I've not been to the Hop Haus -- is it a place that's quiet enough for the kind of conversation that, I assume, we would want to have?
    Ike Balbus

    October 16, 2012

    • Jason H.

      Mondays sounds like a better day all around--I'm ok with switching up the date of the currently scheduled MeetUp. As far as noise level of Hop Haus--it is a sports bar kinda place, but should be quiet enough for our purposes. Like James, location is pretty open (though close to el would be helpful.)

      October 16, 2012

    • Jason H.

      Also, are you guys familiar with the Pediatric Development Center (PDC) at Illinois Masonic? That's a great resource for autism services. My son got his testing done there, and has taken various social skills classes through their programs. I only mention it, because that area might fit the "more centrally located" idea--being right near the Belmont/Wellington stops. Some great restaurants in the area...

      October 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sundays and Thursdays are my committted days. Thanks for looking into it.

    October 15, 2012

  • Charles S.

    Usually most Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays are actually better than Thursdays. Hope it can be worked out.

    October 15, 2012

    • Jason H.

      Good to know--thanks! See you on the 1st...

      October 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jason,
    The group sounds intriguing, however, I have a commitment on Thursdays and wouldn't be able to do these events. If for some reason the event nights change, then I'd like to attend.

    October 11, 2012

    • Jason H.

      Hi, Jon & James! Sorry the Thursday idea doesn't work for you fellas. Honestly, I'll be on shift at the firehouse at least 1/3 of these Thursdays. My initial thought was just trying to get us dads a standing committment for some quality time that wouldn't interfere with weekend chaos. What day typically works better for you guys?

      October 15, 2012

  • jon

    Hi. I am the guy who actually started this meet up group about 4 years ago. I am glad to see it still exists. My AS boy turns 10 next week! I still believe in this great idea and I hope you get enough people to keep it going. Unfortunately Thursday nights don't work do to a standing commitment. I look forward to staying posted on the activities. - Jon

    October 14, 2012

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