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November 29, 2005 1:55 PM Subscribe
Looking for Chicago geek group activities/social events that’ll get me out of the house.
posted by WCityMike to Society & Culture (10 answers total)
A friend of mine recently pointed out that the reason I’ve not made many friendships in my time here in Chicago is that I’ve done little that exposes me to other people – thus, she pointed out (in a kindly way), it was quite logical that I wouldn’t have formed a lot of friendships or relationships, if my daily routine was work followed by going home to do relatively asocial activities that didn’t involve other people (such as television, going to movies, various things on the ‘Net).
The problem is, though, that I really feel the activity needs to generate some excitement in me even early on -- especially after a long day when I’m feeling more than a bit crashy, if I can’t really get excited about the activity in question, I usually can't muster up the motivation to get myself over there to whatever place in question. But if I'm looking forward to going there, that's a whole other story. No energy problems whatsoever.
So basically, I’m soliciting suggestions as to things that are of a geek-oriented nature. I understand that “geek” is sort of a wide net to cast, but hopefully it might serve as a good place to start for people, without limiting people to certain ideas.
I'm not mentioning any fields of personal interest, as I specifically don’t want to limit or guide responses, aside from the “geek” moniker. I’d rather get a diversity of responses and have a couple things catch my eye as real possibilities. But I should, however, note that at the moment, sports, either as watcher or participant, holds no interest for me.
But, to return to the opening: ‘geek’ kind of activities, in Chicago, that have me actually interacting with other human beings. :-)
Thanks to all, in advance, for your responses and your creativity.