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Re: Any Houston, TX Mustachians?
« Reply #50 on: May 28, 2015, 11:27:07 AM »
June 6th works for me too.

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Re: Any Houston, TX Mustachians?
« Reply #51 on: May 28, 2015, 08:58:16 PM »
June 6th works for me too.
Alright then, what is the venue?  I'm out in Katy, I've never been to 'No Label', so I'll happily propose that.  It could also be a park, if early enough in the day...  I'm pretty relaxed, Starbucks is fine too.  Just interested in what Mustachianism in Houston looks like, since there is so much potential here.
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Re: Any Houston, TX Mustachians?
« Reply #52 on: May 29, 2015, 12:33:39 PM »
I'm free any time after 10 that day.  I've never been to No Label but I'm always up for new beers, though it really is way out there, huh?  Is it a bring your own chair sort of place, because I've literally whittled my belongings down to what fits in my car and my camping chair was not one of them.  Karbach and St. Arnold's have seating...and just in case it rains St. Arnold's is inside.  No preference, just FYI.

Edit: A friend will let me borrow their chair, if we go to No Label.
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Re: Any Houston, TX Mustachians?
« Reply #53 on: June 02, 2015, 08:57:11 PM »
I'm available after 12 on June 6th. I'm new to the area, so I really don't have a good idea for a place to meet.

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Re: Any Houston, TX Mustachians?
« Reply #54 on: June 03, 2015, 01:59:54 PM »
Going to be missing out on the June 6th one, my apologies.

Have a good time though!  See ya'all at the next one.
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Re: Any Houston, TX Mustachians?
« Reply #55 on: June 07, 2015, 04:07:57 PM »
Going to be missing out on the June 6th one, my apologies.

Have a good time though!  See ya'all at the next one.

missed it too.

if you guys have one october first or later, let me know. from memorial day to october 1, Houston's just too dam hot and humid be outside unless necessary imo.

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Re: Any Houston, TX Mustachians?
« Reply #56 on: June 08, 2015, 09:46:25 AM »
Did some naked work in the backyard on Sunday.  Was way too hot for clothes /agree.
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Re: Any Houston, TX Mustachians?
« Reply #57 on: June 11, 2015, 12:31:34 PM »
St Arnolds is climate controlled. Seats go fast, though, so probably best to bring chairs.

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Re: Any Houston, TX Mustachians?
« Reply #58 on: June 11, 2015, 02:37:43 PM »
Katy people, why don't we meet at La Centerra?  There is much un-Mustachian activity to be discussed there!

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Re: Any Houston, TX Mustachians?
« Reply #59 on: June 11, 2015, 02:44:14 PM »
Yeah, the Starbucks at La Centerra even!
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Re: Any Houston, TX Mustachians?
« Reply #60 on: June 16, 2015, 09:56:53 AM »
Katy people, why don't we meet at La Centerra?  There is much un-Mustachian activity to be discussed there!

Which I take part in sometimes.... :hides:

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Re: Any Houston, TX Mustachians?
« Reply #61 on: June 23, 2015, 07:39:49 AM »
Any news on a meet up? I would be in for No Label, Karbach, Saint Arnolds, or Starbucks.

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Re: Any Houston, TX Mustachians?
« Reply #62 on: June 23, 2015, 09:23:22 PM »
Miller Outdoor Theatre would be a very Mustachian activity.
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Re: Any Houston, TX Mustachians?
« Reply #63 on: July 07, 2015, 10:58:58 AM »
Hi Houstonites!

I'm currently based in Washington DC, but I just had a phone interview for a job in Houston that I'm very excited about. I'm pretty hopeful that they'll call me in for an in-person interview within the next few weeks, and I've been starting to do some research on apartments in the area and different car/bike options I could adopt if I'm fortunate enough to land this new position and move down.

Any advice you guys have about how to move in a Mustachian way, or particular suggestions on ways to be more Mustachian in Houston specifically, I'd love to pick your brains about it!

Also, hopefully once I move down there, I'll get to meet some of you in person and learn more from your experience!

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Re: Any Houston, TX Mustachians?
« Reply #64 on: July 07, 2015, 11:37:55 AM »
Hi Houstonites!

I'm currently based in Washington DC, but I just had a phone interview for a job in Houston that I'm very excited about. I'm pretty hopeful that they'll call me in for an in-person interview within the next few weeks, and I've been starting to do some research on apartments in the area and different car/bike options I could adopt if I'm fortunate enough to land this new position and move down.

Any advice you guys have about how to move in a Mustachian way, or particular suggestions on ways to be more Mustachian in Houston specifically, I'd love to pick your brains about it!

Brace yourself for culture and climate shock!  Plenty of rental competition, so shop around and don't commit to anything long term, try to locate close to work, and stay flexible as you try to figure it out.  Houston does not have typical zoning restrictions, which means you can have pocket parks, liquor stores, book stores, strip clubs, crumbling apartments, an authentic Japanese grocery store, and million dollar homes all within 10 minutes of each other (its called Westheimer Rd.).  It takes some getting used to, some people never quite acclimate.  But your buck will go a lot further here than any big city, and there are places out in the 'burbs that are less chaotic.

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Re: Any Houston, TX Mustachians?
« Reply #65 on: July 08, 2015, 09:44:41 AM »
If you know whereabouts in the general area the job is we can offer some tips.  Don't have to be exact, but once you have an address you could point us at the nearest major crossroads.
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Re: Any Houston, TX Mustachians?
« Reply #66 on: July 17, 2015, 07:05:04 AM »
Welcome to the Lone Star State! Houston is about readjusting the expectations--the climate sucks in the summer, but the winters are pretty sweet when the rest of the country is under feet of snow. The landscape is pretty ugly (although the city is working on the Inner Loop and it's much better than twenty years ago) but the people are incredibly warm, friendly and diverse. There's still a shortage of good coffee, but Tex-Mex and Asian food to satisfy every whim.

The secret to happiness is not being on the roads during commute time, so I advise looking for a home close to work, advocating a shifted schedule, etc. The infrastructure has not caught up with the recent population influx.

If you ask the mods to move this thread to Ask a Mustachian you might get more answers...I don't think this particular subforum gets a lot of traffic.

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Re: Any Houston, TX Mustachians?
« Reply #67 on: July 20, 2015, 12:59:46 PM »
I'm in Houston. Live in Spring but hang out in Montrose quite a bit.

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Re: Any Houston, TX Mustachians?
« Reply #68 on: July 21, 2015, 11:20:31 PM »
If you're interested in the cycling community, critical mass and bike houston are good groups to start with. As far as commuting goes, I've bike commuted the last 4 years when I switched to jobs inside the loop (or just outside the loop). Suburbia is much harder to bike commute around because it's essentially subdivisions separated by high-speed roads with no shoulders.

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Re: Any Houston, TX Mustachians?
« Reply #69 on: September 09, 2015, 08:31:56 AM »
Ok, let's bump this location up again. 

Once upon a time it looks like there was somewhat of a meet up at the Starbucks on Westpark and Buffalo Speedway.  Let's do it again! How about Saturday September 19th at around 10 or 10:30?  The weather should even be pleasant enough to sit outside where there is more seating.

Yes, I swore off Starbucks in another thread, but I'm willing to make a sacrifice in the name of meeting fellow mustachians. Also, pumpkin spice season!  I have to get at least one in.

At any rate I'll be there.

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Re: Any Houston, TX Mustachians?
« Reply #70 on: September 09, 2015, 10:13:00 AM »
Can we do the 26th later in the day (4:00ish), or October 3rd? I'm going to be out of town that weekend and I'd love to come.

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Re: Any Houston, TX Mustachians?
« Reply #71 on: September 09, 2015, 10:54:24 AM »
I'd be interested in joining y'all on any of those Saturdays! (9/19, 9/26, or 10/3).

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Re: Any Houston, TX Mustachians?
« Reply #72 on: September 09, 2015, 12:12:39 PM »
I can join on 10/3 but not those other dates.  It would be cool to meet some like minded people.  I feel like I'm constantly holding my tongue around friends and co-workers for fear they figure out my evil plan to retire by 45 or just think I'm bat shit crazy!

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Re: Any Houston, TX Mustachians?
« Reply #73 on: September 09, 2015, 01:20:42 PM »
Can we do the 26th later in the day (4:00ish), or October 3rd? I'm going to be out of town that weekend and I'd love to come.

As it turns out, I'll be out of town both days.  :(

But it worked for others last time so maybe they can be there then.

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Re: Any Houston, TX Mustachians?
« Reply #74 on: September 09, 2015, 07:00:38 PM »
I can make it either the 26th or 3rd. On the 26th, instead of starbucks, we could do a picnic at discovery green and then stay for this: http://www.discoverygreen.com/1192016 or there is Ghostbusters showing at Deer Park on October 3rd.

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Re: Any Houston, TX Mustachians?
« Reply #75 on: September 12, 2015, 08:19:24 AM »
I did a Mini-Meetup with EscapeVelocity2020 on Friday (fun!).  I can make any of the three days.

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Re: Any Houston, TX Mustachians?
« Reply #76 on: September 12, 2015, 09:06:15 PM »
Yeah, that was cool FV to talk to another sane individual :)  I'll keep monitoring this thread to see when the next Houston meetup comes together, I'll try to make whatever!
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Re: Any Houston, TX Mustachians?
« Reply #77 on: September 18, 2015, 01:11:22 PM »
So, just a reminder.  I'll be at the Starbucks on Buffalo Speedway and Westpark tomorrow around 10-10:30 isn.  Looks like I'll be in an olive green dress, glasses, Pumpkin Spice in Hand. Working on a crossword puzzle book before anyone gets there. Probably outside, weather permitting.  Say hi!

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Re: Any Houston, TX Mustachians?
« Reply #78 on: October 12, 2015, 12:57:16 AM »
Hi everyone. I would love to meet all of you wonderful people. We have been blessed with amazing weather so far and it looks like the coming weekends are going to be just as great, so let's meet up!

My suggestion would be the Buffalo Bayou Park (exact location TBD). Three reasons for this:
  • Opportunity for a more active meetup. Read: let's walk and talk for a bit and explore one of Houston's backyards
  • Central to Houston. Shoutout  to all my mustachians in the burbs. Hopefully yall can still come and we can talk about dreams of suburb to city mass transit.
  • Since this is a park and not a restaurant/bar/shop, there will hopefully be no temptation for frivolous consumption. Maybe a food truck or two might be present to work out our frugality muscles. Though this would be a wonderful opportunity for a picnic in the park. BYOB, BYOF, BYOC, what are some other ones?

Let's talk dates. Rather than awkwardly coordinating it here on the forum. Go to this Doodle poll (http://doodle.com/poll/27hg8s72rnan8k83) and sign up for the dates you can attend. Then when enough people have voted, we'll settle on a date.

Let's get this going before the year ends!

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Re: Any Houston, TX Mustachians?
« Reply #79 on: October 16, 2015, 06:11:10 PM »
Hi, I have been reading the Blog and Forum for a while, but this is my first time joining the discussion. I'd love to join for a future meetup! I think the idea of a doodle makes sense and the free activity of a park definitely works for me!

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Re: Any Houston, TX Mustachians?
« Reply #80 on: October 27, 2015, 12:43:51 PM »
I shaved my mustache this morning...so, naturally, that reminded me of this thread.

The Doodle poll has declared that 11/7, 11/8, and 12/6 are the most popular dates for a meetup. It is entirely possible that we can have a meetup both in November and December. That way everyone who has responded gets a chance to attend.

For the November meetup, I propose Saturday the 7th, and I'll just throw out a time. How does 2pm sound?

Edit: I forgot to mention that Sunday Streets is this Sunday (11/1) in the Museum District. I will be there. PM me if you want to meet up.
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Re: Any Houston, TX Mustachians?
« Reply #81 on: October 30, 2015, 11:55:40 AM »
it works for me.

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Re: Any Houston, TX Mustachians?
« Reply #82 on: November 01, 2015, 09:40:03 PM »
I'll have to see you guys at the December meet-up. Hope you guys have fun!

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Re: Any Houston, TX Mustachians?
« Reply #83 on: November 03, 2015, 07:22:39 AM »
November 7th at 2:00 is great and so is Buffalo Bayou. I'll be there. Exact location?

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Re: Any Houston, TX Mustachians?
« Reply #84 on: November 03, 2015, 08:26:05 AM »
I will suggest meeting in front of the Dunlavy restaurant and walk to Downtown and back.

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« Reply #85 on: November 03, 2015, 08:48:16 AM »
That sounds good. Let's do that.

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« Reply #86 on: November 03, 2015, 08:50:58 AM »
Cool, I'll try to make it up there.  I didn't know there was a restaurant there!

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« Reply #87 on: November 03, 2015, 10:48:47 AM »
Will try to make it out. Don't judge us for driving there (our bikes got jacked!).

How will we identify each other? Is there a color we should all wear? A hand sign? Maybe we will ask each other "hey, are you here to meet Greg?" as a secret phrase?

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Re: Any Houston, TX Mustachians?
« Reply #88 on: November 06, 2015, 04:55:05 PM »
Tomorrow is going be rainy so i suggest meeting at corner bakery at kirby and 59. Please confirm that you are coming. You can reach me at scepni@hotmail.com.

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« Reply #89 on: November 06, 2015, 07:16:41 PM »
That's a good idea. Let's make the switch to the bakery. See you at two.

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Re: Any Houston, TX Mustachians?
« Reply #90 on: November 06, 2015, 08:52:32 PM »
I'll be there.

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« Reply #91 on: November 06, 2015, 09:10:06 PM »
I'm there as well. I'm the fool riding a green bike in the rain.

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Re: Any Houston, TX Mustachians?
« Reply #92 on: November 07, 2015, 01:04:32 PM »
I have a purple golf shirt with stripes, i will be there in 5 minutes

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Re: Any Houston, TX Mustachians?
« Reply #93 on: November 07, 2015, 01:08:21 PM »
Here now. Black shirt, white vest.

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« Reply #94 on: November 07, 2015, 10:59:00 PM »
Twas a dreary day, but a good meetup between HoyaSaxa, econberkeley, and myself nonetheless. Among other interesting conversations, we talked about making this meetup a monthly recurring event on the first Sunday of every month so folks have more opportunities to attend.

For December, it would be the 6th, which just so happens to have the most interested attendees according to our doodle poll. I will think of a better solution for tracking attendees for the event (maybe Eventbrite will work). Look for that invite coming soon.

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Re: Any Houston, TX Mustachians?
« Reply #95 on: November 12, 2015, 01:17:42 PM »
Doh!  I missed it.  Try to make next one on the 6th.
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Re: Any Houston, TX Mustachians?
« Reply #96 on: December 04, 2015, 11:59:18 AM »
Who is up for a meetup this Sunday?

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Re: Any Houston, TX Mustachians?
« Reply #97 on: December 05, 2015, 03:06:30 AM »
hi photohunts! what time sunday? i live along the rail line too! :-)

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« Reply #98 on: December 05, 2015, 03:36:21 AM »
@kamille, last month we met around 2pm at corner bakery on 59 and kirby. I was thinking this time around the meetup be somewhere with an outdoor space since it looks like we'll have great weather on Sunday. Maybe Hermann or Buffalo Bayou park. I'm open for suggestions.

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Re: Any Houston, TX Mustachians?
« Reply #99 on: December 05, 2015, 04:44:46 AM »
I misread and thought the meetup was Saturday morning.  I'm going out of town later today :-( Maybe I can make the next one? I work a lot of weekends and sometimes have a crazy schedule! The parks would be perfect for future meet ups for me. I'll be on the lookout for more updates!