Tag: Mac 'n Cheese Minglers

Girl’s post on the internet has brought Boy & Girl to this

The First 18 Steps in a Relationship 1. December 2009 – Boy meets Girl, bearing a six-pack and wearing slippers, in her living room filled with thirty-nine other strangers, after he sees a post about Mac ‘n Cheese Minglers on an improv message board; he sticks around at the end of the evening and piques Read more…

I Hate/Love/Hate/Love My Life

This past month has been a rollercoaster of emotion, where I’ve teared up out of happiness and out of frustration, numerous times… Where’s My Power Suit? After seeing an interview of me on Beyond the Pedway, a guy asked me to be a participant in a project of his — I convene a roomful of Read more…

Know these folk, they make life good

Days like today make me thankful to be a human being. I led my second Coffee this morning, the new service I rolled out a few weeks ago in response to the myriad of “Can we grab coffee?” requests I get, usually from people who want to talk “how to make a living doing what Read more…

How I beat my jiggly fat and wound up on a blind date

As I was riding Daisy, my new love, to the Belmont El stop on Saturday, to meet a girl I had “met” just days previous and only “spoken to” via Facebook and email, with a plan of spending the rest of the day with her traversing the streets of Chicago, I retraced the long route Read more…

On the prowl, but in a friendly way

One of the oft-discussed topics at the Minglers is how to meet people once you exit through the gates of dormitories, activity clubs, cafeterias, and homecoming dances and into the sphere of rent checks, 401(k)s, and TPS reports, and I’ve noticed the subject come up in various scenarios as of late.  A recently-made acquaintance has Read more…

Testosterone? [knock, knock] Hellooooo?

I was doing some number crunching the other day for tax purposes, updating my totals for the Minglers [events I throw out of my home as a way for people to expand their networks – social, romantic, professional; the one caveat is that everyone comes solo]. It was interesting to look back to the very Read more…

My naked presentation… Success! Failure! I don’t know!

I wrote in my last post that I think the worst position one could find oneself these days is as a bad presenter at a tech-conference.  Not only is every form of capturing-device capturing your every move – video, photo, audio, keyboard, I think I saw a sketch artist in the back corner – but Read more…

Summer camp for geeks… and I think I may be one!

Pics by Paul Saini In continuation of the Solo Life, I attended a two-day conference this past weekend, party of one.  But like has happened with the last few Solo Life attempts, being alone amongst strangers was thwarted.  A Dance Experiment participant and a Mingler guest were present.  But as we were all there to Read more…

Just another Tuesday evening…

When your day ends with a stranger telling you, “I like listening to you talk,” your life is pretty charmed.  And weird. Had another collaborative event last night at my place.  Paired up with City Provisions, an organization that has its fingers dipped in many things, from catering to supper clubs to farm dinners [they Read more…

Who cares what kind of glass you’re drinking from?!?

I just replied to an email with the phrase “invigorating to have complete strangers come to your home to be entertained.”  Someone either is a stranger or isn’t a stranger.  That’s like saying, “I can’t go out for drinks, I’m kinda pregnant.”  You are or you’re not.  Redo sentence. Why are people so scared to Read more…