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So here's the deal you guys: Making friends as an adult is basically impossible because no one has any free time, everyone has an opinion on something, and, when you finally do find a potential friend, you find out that they live in Rosenberg and you live in Conroe 🥴

I've learned that Meetup.com is basically the only option for making some new BFFs if you're not the "join a sports league" type or the "super outgoing person who makes random friends when buying a cup of coffee" type. It’s really the only shot most of us have got.

Before you just jump on this Meetup bandwagon, I do enforce a few rules for being a part of this fab time:

DO NOT JOIN (& you may very well find yourself kicked out!) THIS MEETUP IF:

1. You're looking to meet your soulmate 💔 PLOT TWIST - I actually did meet my soulmate at the first Meetup I ever hosted back in Chicago. But that's the exception, NOT the rule. If you meet the love of your life, then you're welcome & I better be invited to your wedding, but please don't be one of those creeps who comes & hits on every person attending just because your aunt won't stop asking why you're single every holiday. My holidays are rough enough; I don't need to be worrying about yours. 🙅🏼‍♀️

2. You're going to join but never actually attend events. I mean the notifications alone are gonna drive you crazy!

3. Judging anyone for anything. Some of us might drink too much, some of us should have stayed home, and some of us just straight up are kinda boring people. It’s just part of the process. I swear dating is actually easier as an adult then finding one person you wanna be friends with!

4. You’re gonna ask me if you can co-host an event. The answer is absolutely no. It will always be a no. Even if we become super great friends and you’re like “Macey, please this is the event I’ve been waiting for” because then I’m just gonna feel kinda like a jerk but a jerk who keeps her word. If you wanna host an event or if you feel like you don’t like the events I’m hosting then you’re more than welcome to spend $20+ a month on meetup.com & start your own group. Go wild.

6. Not really a rule, but there's not an "age" thing to this group. Just be cool. If you're married/single/twenties/thirties/forties/fifties/even 100+ it doesn't matter! I don't think you can age restrict fun. Unless you're under 21 then I'm sorry but you're a literal child and it's just gonna be a no from me 🚫

7. WE 👏🏻 ARE 👏🏻 INCLUSIVE 👏🏻 IN 👏🏻 THIS 👏🏻 GROUP 👏🏻 Y’ALL 👏🏻 All races/religions/political views/etc/etc/etc

8. ANY advancements (sexual, unwanted, etc) to ANY members (including myself!) by ANY member will be reported to Meetup (and if necessary, local authorities) and will immediately end in removal from the group. So &^#$ around and find out ✋

I think that about covers it! For someone who hates rules, that sure is a lot of them. Being the host with the most sometimes means you gotta enforce a few things...

I wanna host some fun activities and make some new friends. If you’re looking for the same thing, then I think we’ll have an awesome time.

Oh & I almost forgot - currently there’s a freaking PANDEMIC going on. I know, it’s *almost* over - but still! Please consider only attending in-person events if you’ve had the vaccine. Don’t be dumb and come when you’re sick or if you’re uncomfortable around strangers. We still have plenty of virtual events as well ✨

Check out meetupmacey.com for more member content & follow me on TikTok / Instagram @meetupmacey. See ya soon 😉

Upcoming events (4+)

Brunch & Gingerbread House Making Class 🎄 Tickets Required!

Bosscat Kitchen + Libations

Every time I make a gingerbread house it seriously looks like a toddler who has never seen the exterior of a house made it and just threw their f*cking sprinkles all of it with zero regard 😩🤷🏼‍♀️

Anyways, I could really use a gingerbread house decorating tutorial ✏️

If you want to make a gingerbread house and learn from a pro, join me at Central Market for their class! We will first start at Bosscat for brunch and then head to class down the street at Central Market.

This is a timely event AND REQUIRES TICKETS! If you actually want to attend I would suggest buying your tickets quickly. I’m limiting this event to 8 people so that it’s not an insane dining experience. Please for the love of god only RSVP if you have purchased a ticket! If you plan to only attend the class portion, please let me know as well.

Tickets:
$65 each
Includes one house and decorating kit
Tickets are ONLY FOR CLASS. Brunch is separate if you plan to meet for brunch.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/make-take-decorate-a-gingerbread-house-tickets-458608850417?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Follow me on Instagram / TikTok @meetwithmacey to stay in touch! ✨

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Shell Yeah! Let’s Try Conch Fritters & Hang! 🐚

Whales

Robert B. is the first Meetup member to ever ask for a foodie recommendation (A lot of y’all give me event ideas all the time but I felt like this was a very genuine & nice comment). So I started looking around and found this place called Whales - and they have conch fritters! They also have a ton of other stuff if conch fritters aren’t your thing 🐚

Here is their menu:
https://www.whalewingsseafood.com

Let’s meet for a quick bite, try conch fritters, and hopefully either meet Robert or be able to all give him an honest review of a place in Houston to try!

This is a smaller, family-owned restaurant so let’s be kind and patient when going there so as not to overwhelm!

Disclaimer: Don’t come if you are sick/worried about spreading or catching anything.

Follow me on Instagram/TikTok @meetwithmacey to stay connected ✨

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Dress As Santa Bar Hop! 🧑🏽‍🎄🎅🏿🎅🏼🎄✨

The Dog House Tavern

Honestly we could all learn a lot from Santa because he has a *&#@ ton of friends. Although, I think most of Santa's friends use him for his generosity 🤷🏼‍♀️😅 There's something super friendly about being a fun guy wearing a silly red suit who can't stop talking about how much he wants cookies and to sneak into the homes of children to leave them presents... okay now this is starting to sound like an Unsolved Mysteries episode so let's move on 💀

Dress as Santa as we brunch bar hop, celebrate the holiday season, & make new friends! We will start at The Dog House Tavern and make our way up Bagby.

Disclaimer: Do not come if you are sick, please do not attend if you are worried about catching/spreading COVID.

Follow me on Instagram/TikTok to stay in touch @meetwithmacey and check out itshardtomakefriendsasanadult.com for updates on our podcast!

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Drunk History 🍻 Let’s Drink & Share A Historical Story 📚

I learned more about history watching Drunk History than I did in 12 years of school plus college 🤷🏼‍♀️ Idk what that says about me or the American education system but whatevs

Anyways, my soul was crushed when they stopped making Drunk History bc I was like well I guess that’s the end of me learning historical sh*t 😭 (totally kidding)… However, it’s true that most of us can only retain knowledge and grasp stories when they are told to us in a dramatic way. I think that’s why Drunk History was so fun to watch! That said, it’s a slippery slope bc if I drink too much, I don’t remember anything at all 🤣

Research a story beforehand that interests you (feel free to bring notes or anything if you like!) and let’s share our historical stories over cocktails! Feel free to dress up in costume or as the main character in your story if you wish. It adds to the ✨experience✨ You don’t have to be accurate and I’m not going to fact check these like Twitter but plz actually attempt to research your story a bit.

Don’t be THAT person and share a story that is clearly inappropriate. Let’s also keep them somewhat short and sweet. Anyone who shares an offensive story will be cut off during it and removed from the group. I get that history ain’t pretty and can be wild but use some discretion. I wouldn’t normally say anything but this is Meetup and some of y’all weird AF.

Disclaimer: Don’t come if you are sick or worried about getting sick.

Follow me on Instagram/TikTok @meetwithmacey and visit meetwithmacey.com to stay connected! ✨

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Work From Home & Content Creator Coffee Break ☕️💻💼

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