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Old Dec 18th 2003, 4:04 pm
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Well it looks as if I may have to change my screen name pretty soon as I have taken a promotion that takes me to Chicago. I'm off now to !!!!!!
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Cool. When does this take effect?. Get ready for the deep dish pizza
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Old Dec 18th 2003, 5:43 pm
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Cool. When does this take effect?. Get ready for the deep dish pizza
I'll be spending half my time in Ohio and half in Chicago untill Feb and then up there full time at the end of Feb. Wife will be joining me in June!
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I'll be spending half my time in Ohio and half in Chicago untill Feb and then up there full time at the end of Feb. Wife will be joining me in June!
Well, welcome to Chicago. Bring your woolly socks. Of course it's not exactly toasty in Ohio either, is it? Are you going to live in the city or suburbs?
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Well, welcome to Chicago. Bring your woolly socks. Of course it's not exactly toasty in Ohio either, is it? Are you going to live in the city or suburbs?
I'll be moving to the suburbs when the wife joins me in June but until then I may live in the City. I'm not really too sure. When I go up there on business they always put me in a hotel in Elmhurst and it seems really nice there. Still a lot to be worked out yet!!!
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I'll be moving to the suburbs when the wife joins me in June but until then I may live in the City. I'm not really too sure. When I go up there on business they always put me in a hotel in Elmhurst and it seems really nice there. Still a lot to be worked out yet!!!
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Evanston, first suburb north of Chicago next to the Lake. If you are wanting to buy a house it's pretty expensive around here (we rent). Other than that it's agreable because it's close to the Lake, there are lots of nice houses around and small parks too, lots of trees, and there's decent public transportation to Chicago. It's also further away from the airport than Elmhurst! There are also all kinds of shops and restaurants close by.
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Well let me know, I'm off there in January, Downers Grove in the western suburbs.....Andy
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Well let me know, I'm off there in January, Downers Grove in the western suburbs.....Andy

You too? We're going to have to open a pub soon if the Brit. population keeps growing like this.
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Let me know when you do and we can all meet up!!

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Originally posted by Lion in Winter
You too? We're going to have to open a pub soon if the Brit. population keeps growing like this.
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Let me know when you do and we can all meet up!!

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If I could I would do it tomorrow I can tell you! There's nothing like Christmas for reminding one of the need to be able to pop out for a quiet pint and a chat once in a while.
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Whats the Elephant and Castle like in downtown Chicago ? Never been there,
but I assume it's a themed mary poppins Pub?
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Whats the Elephant and Castle like in downtown Chicago ? Never been there,
but I assume it's a themed mary poppins Pub?
Never been to that one. I sort of gave up on places that claimed to be pubs (eg The Red Lion on Lincoln Ave), because they are always somebody's quaint idea of Merrie Olde Englande (except with the same awful U.S. beer). The atmosphere is just wrong, but I think that's because the culture is different, not a decor problem. They are always more like bars than pubs.
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