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longstride
    The first ever West Michigan ADN Meetup was a smashing success! Big thanks to @klug, @cbhiii, and @kevin_mac for dropping in. Next time we’ll shoot for 5 attendees ;)
    keizo
      @longstride Congrats you could make it in such a bad weather. @klug @cbhiii @kevin_mac
      longstride
        @keizo fortunately, our bad weather came last night. That meant we had all day to clear the roads, so it wasn’t bad at all. In fact, one of our folks drove about 65 miles to attend, and he had no trouble at all.
        jasonechols
          @longstride You guys had a good time tonight it sounds?
          longstride
            @jasonechols my kind of good. Laid back place, good beer, great people.
            jasonechols
              @longstride awesome. Glad you enjoyed. I am the only one in my house not sick at the moment.
              longstride
                @jasonechols sorry to hear that. I hope you don’t get it, too.
                longstride
                  @erima is there one? Why wasn’t I asked to audition?
                  jasonechols
                    @longstride I have settled here in the den. Not letting anyone else in. :) My own little fortress. Slept on the sofa the last two nights
                    cbhiii
                      @longstride Thanks for organizing it. It was a good time. @klug @kevin_mac
                      klug
                        @longstride @cbhiii @kevin_mac yes! Great time gentlemen! Good beer and good conversations.
                        kevin_mac
                          @klug @longstride @cbhiii yes, great night. Thanks for hanging out, I needed a night out. Good beer, great people. #manifesto
                          orian
                            @longstride @klug @cbhiii @kevin_mac great to hear! Maybe @ben will write about you guys ;)
                            justine
                              @voidfiles @longstride @klug @cbhiii @kevin_mac what?! If I still lived in Kalamazoo I would have made it 6! Where'd you all meet up?
                              longstride
                                @justine we met at a new brewpub in Rockford, since three of us live near Grand Rapids. We talked about trying for Bell’s in Kalamazoo next time. Bell’s is my old hang out :) @voidfiles @klug @cbhiii @kevin_mac
                                erima
                                  @klug @longstride @cbhiii @kevin_mac When I was a kid there was a sign at the store registers advertising them. Google isn’t lending credibility to my story.
                                  justine
                                    @longstride @voidfiles @klug @cbhiii @kevin_mac awesome! As a K College alum, I had many good times at Bell's. :) Old Peninsula is also a favorite - especially their growlers!
                                    justine
                                      @cbhiii @longstride @voidfiles @klug @kevin_mac I really enjoyed it, in retrospect, though the quarter system kicked my butt! Whereabouts do you all live? I'm an East Michigan girl but West Michigan will always have a place in my heart.
                                      cbhiii
                                        @justine @longstride @voidfiles @klug @kevin_mac I live in Rockford just northeast of Grand Rapids, but I lived in the Detroit area for 17 years.
                                        klug
                                          @justine @cbhiii @longstride @voidfiles @kevin_mac Kalamazoo myself. Have a lot of good friends who went to K College.
                                          klug
                                            @erima ha! we’ll just say it is from the pre-Google days!
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                                            longstride
                                              @justine Rockford now, lived in Kalamazoo for three years and LOVED it, before that I grew up in the Chicago area. @cbhiii @voidfiles @klug @kevin_mac
                                              justine
                                                @klug ahh - nice! I have lots of fond (and some not so fond - alas, college) memories of Kzoo. @cbhiii @longstride @voidfiles @kevin_mac
                                                justine
                                                  @cbhiii where in the Detroit area, may I ask? I grew up in Troy but now my parents live in Plymouth. I work up in Flint. @longstride @voidfiles @klug @kevin_mac
                                                  justine
                                                    @longstride nice :) I have family in the Chicago area (Evanston). @cbhiii @voidfiles @klug @kevin_mac
                                                    cbhiii
                                                      @justine @longstride @voidfiles @klug @kevin_mac I moved to Southfield in 1990 for a year then to Sterling Hts, then Garden City, then Canton in the remaining 16 years. Moved back home to Rockford in 2007.
                                                      kevin_mac
                                                        @cbhiii @justine @longstride @voidfiles @klug born and raised in Zeeland, then Holland for 2 years, then back to Zeeland (Basically, I never left)
                                                        justine
                                                          @kevin_mac nice - one of my exes was from Holland and my younger stepsister now goes to Hope (as a K kid, I'll never forgive her) so I'm a little familiar with the area. @cbhiii @longstride @voidfiles @klug
                                                          justine
                                                            @cbhiii all over! This conversation is making me homesick. :) @longstride @voidfiles @klug @kevin_mac
                                                            eg
                                                              @longstride I’m in Canton... might be able to do a kzoo meetup... especially if it was April 27th! @justine @klug @kevin_mac @cbhiii @voidfiles
                                                              longstride
                                                                @eg Sounds good to me! I’m penciling in a meetup at Bell’s on April 27. Anyone else? @justine @klug @kevin_mac @cbhiii @voidfiles @miko
                                                                justine
                                                                  @longstride @eg @klug @kevin_mac @cbhiii @voidfiles @miko I wish I could but I'm living in San Diego now. I'll let y'all know if I'm headed back to west MI some time!
                                                                  miko
                                                                    @longstride @eg @justine @klug @kevin_mac @cbhiii @voidfiles you know what, I might have to make the drive across the state for that.
                                                                    klug
                                                                      @longstride @eg @justine @kevin_mac @cbhiii @voidfiles @miko April 27 works for me! Looking forward to folks coming to Kalamazoo!
                                                                      dzombak
                                                                        @klug @longstride @eg @justine @kevin_mac @cbhiii @voidfiles @miko bit of a drive for me, but I may be able to make it over to that side of the state.
                                                                        noleli
                                                                          @dzombak Drive? Why don’t you fly‽ ;)
                                                                          dzombak
                                                                            @noleli haha, good point! Might not have my license by then…weather has not been cooperating the last month or so.