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Mustachian Community => Meetups and Social Events => Topic started by: April on March 13, 2012, 01:51:42 PM

Title: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: April on March 13, 2012, 01:51:42 PM
Hello Mustachians! I live in North East Phoenix right off the north tip of the 51 freeway. Any neighbors here?
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: PaulTecumseh on March 24, 2012, 12:50:08 AM
Bear Down! I live in Tucson. Your post makes me think of Louis CK.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: Skinnyneo on March 24, 2012, 03:24:41 AM
Bear Down! I live in Tucson. Your post makes me think of Louis CK.

Haha!  Glad I'm not the only one!
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: Geek on March 31, 2012, 11:23:08 AM
Redmond: Some good discussion was had!  Next up: Black Raven if people are up for it.  We're closing on a house so someone else should pick a date and if the place is unsatisfactory, perhaps change that too.  I recall there were requests for Thursday?
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: udpokey on May 15, 2012, 01:12:25 PM
We live at the 51 and Bethany home.  Anyone else?
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: anitalala on June 01, 2012, 02:18:44 PM
Not sure if we qualify as a fully qualified "mustachian" (still some ways to go) but I and my family live near Indian School and 24th Street.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: Guardian on September 21, 2012, 04:14:04 PM
I live at Cactus and the 101 in Scottsdale, AZ :)
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: whentruthdivides on December 23, 2012, 09:25:40 PM
7th ave and Indian School
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: tj on January 13, 2013, 05:57:58 PM
I'm thinking about moving to Phoenix in a couple months.  :D

Does that count? 

Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on March 26, 2013, 12:37:19 PM
I will probably be moving to Phoenix in the next 3 weeks for a new job.  I need cheap but safe housing.  It would be great to meet up with like minded folks as my first action in my new home.  Any ideas/comments welcome.  I'll post when I'll arrive when I know for sure.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: tj on April 02, 2013, 03:00:33 PM
@shadow - good luck! I've all but given up on PHX as it seems impossible to secure a job prior to relocation and PHX is SO HUGE that it doesn't make sense to sign a lease somewhere and commute across the valley.

Scottsdale would probably be the safest but not the cheapest.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on May 05, 2013, 08:38:32 PM
I am now a resident of Phoenix.  I have an apartment on a 7 mo lease to figure my way around.  Anyone up for a meetup?  I'm open to location as I don't know the city very well at all (been here 2 weeks), so I will consider it an adventure wherever it is.  I had a job secured before I moved here, and it is the reason I'm here.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: ajh1983 on May 06, 2013, 08:19:26 AM
Fiance and I moving to Phoenix next month for the start of medical school.  Looking for other like minded people to meet!
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: ScubaAZ on May 16, 2013, 12:04:14 AM
There are other Phoenicians!  I'm near the 51 and Shea.  I'm also a Tucson native, so happy to see some Wildcats here as well.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: LDoon on July 10, 2013, 12:48:45 PM
I'm at Greenway and 7th Street.  Seems like the 51 is a popular thoroughfare for Mustachians (or wannabe Mustachians).
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: Guardian on July 13, 2013, 01:08:26 AM
Well, now I live in Tempe near ASU - and hitting the streets for work!
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on July 13, 2013, 02:18:06 PM
I guess I need to find a place and pick a time for a get together.  Be the change I want to see and all.  Being new to Phoenix I will ask my co-workers for suggestions.  If anyone on here has an idea, let us know.  As of right now I work weekend nights, so I would request a week night.  This may change in the next couple of weeks, though.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: FrugalZony on July 14, 2013, 01:04:28 AM
I'm in the Northeast, near Tatum and Greenway

It's a bit too hot right now to do this the frugal way and just meet for a potluck in a park, but
we can certainly toss a few ideas around. Maybe someone has access to a community centre
or something of that nature.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: RobinAZ on July 16, 2013, 04:46:53 AM
I am at the 51 and Glendale-- we need to rename it the MMM Strip!!!
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: FrugalZony on July 16, 2013, 05:01:03 PM
I have poked around meeting venues in Libaries and community centres and they all have fees
Some won't work weeknights because they close early.
I would probably be ok to host something in our house, once I know you guys a bit better,
but I'd perfer to first meeting to be in a somewhat public place.

I recently saw a board game group meet at Frys and I see lot's of people use the living room set up at Frys to get together.
The one on Tatum and Shea seems to be popular.
I have no idea if you need to reserve the space or just can show up, but I remember seeing lots of folks
having some sort get togethers there

Another option, for the heat tolerant folks are the free concerts in Kierland commons on weekends
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on July 17, 2013, 11:44:52 PM
I live in a mobile home/rv park in Mesa, and I just found out we can use our community room free of charge.  There are tables, couches, a small kitchen with a fridge to keep beverages cold, and a largish coffee maker.  As I said, I work weekends right now, but any weeknight I can set us up with a place to meet.  If we decide to do this, I'd prefer to have folks email me for the address rather than post it online, even though it would just be to to park and not my actual door.  The community room is large enough that up to 30 or even more would fit fine.

Let me know.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: FrugalZony on July 19, 2013, 12:14:28 AM
Thanks for taking the initiative on that
Mesa is quite a drive for me, but if some of us could find a way to carpool from NE Phx I'd be in.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on July 20, 2013, 12:06:36 AM
My schedule is due to change soon, but mostly that means that weekends might also work.  I think I'm going to end up on a midnight to noon shift during the week.  So, whenever folks want to meet our community room is available.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: Numbers Man on July 31, 2013, 12:04:58 PM
I live Scottsdale. It would be great to meet up sometime soon.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on August 01, 2013, 05:10:44 AM
My schedule did change and I am available whatever evening works.  If using my community room works,for people for the gt together,  I live in Mesa. 
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: FrugalZony on April 04, 2014, 11:42:20 AM
Hey all,
I thought I'd dig this one out before it get's too hot!
With the lovely weather we've had lately, I thought it would be nice to get together in one of the parks

Quite a few folks mentioned they live along the 51
so there's several choices according to google maps
Paradise Cove Park (40th St and Paradise)
Palomino Park (31st St and Marconi)
Venturoso Park (32nd and Thunderbird)
Indian Bend Park (36th and Thunderbird)

I personally don't know any of these parks though.
I have recently attended an event at Chaparral part and really liked that park,
but I am not sure how convenient this would be for all.

Alternatively if Shadowmoss would still volunteer her community room, that certainly would be an option


Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: JLee on January 01, 2015, 10:28:53 PM
bump!

I'm in south Phoenix and can drive for a carpool, if anybody's interested. It's cold enough down here now, though, that we probably don't need to go north. :P
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: #FuckTheMaytagMan on April 13, 2015, 12:32:53 PM
New to the Forums and been living in Phoenix for a year and a half now. Would love to meet up with some fellow Mustachians (although my own are just some newly grown peach fuzz). That being said, spending time with Mustachian families would be great (I'm married with two little girls). We are in North Pnoenix, Greenway and the I-17.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: yitood on May 13, 2015, 06:23:23 PM
Flagstaff here. Let's get together. Summertime in Flag anyone?
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: #FuckTheMaytagMan on May 14, 2015, 02:43:03 PM
I'm in Phoenix from Flag though. I know its not very mustachian to drive to a different cities, but were always up in flag. Grandparents, family and friends are still in Flag for the most part. Definitely interested in meeting mustachians.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: SunshineAZ on May 14, 2015, 02:51:17 PM
I'm in AZ, but way down south in Sierra Vista.  Glad to know there are so many MMMers in AZ. 
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: cbud on May 21, 2015, 11:53:40 AM
I'm up in Anthem.  Any meetings or outings, please post on this thread.  I'm in.
If you're local, send me a forum message.  Weather has been wonderful, parks are great for meetups.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: GreenSheep on May 24, 2015, 04:47:06 PM
One more Phoenician chiming in here. Glad to see so many here!
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on May 25, 2015, 03:58:54 AM
Bumping this thread again.  I can offer use of a community room/pool with full kitchen for a get together.  I'm in Mesa.  I'm up for someplace else if that is not central enough for folks.  I'd love to get together with others from here.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: mrpercentage on May 25, 2015, 07:48:27 AM
I'm shocked to see how many of you are near me. 40th St and Thunderbird.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: mwmorama on May 26, 2015, 02:22:30 PM
I'm in Phoenix Proper close to downtown. Would love a get together somewhere in the valley.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: FrugalZony on May 27, 2015, 01:01:19 PM
So glad to see more Phoenicians MMM folks pop up on a daily basis ;)
I'd love to get together, especially as I missed camp mustache this year.

I'll be out of town June 3rd-19th, but we could maybe do something on the weekend of the 20th, which gives everybody a lot of time to prepare.

Shadowmoss, if are you still up to offering your common room, that sound like a great suggestion.
 
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on May 31, 2015, 01:31:45 AM
I'm up for the weekend of the 20th.  I work nights/weekends, but I'll stay up for this.  :)  I can just say I'll be at the community room, and there is always a big pot of coffee on in there anyway.  Pool should be open as well.  I'll verify on the calendar in there, but for now I can say that it is a go.  Email me at shadowmoss@gmail.com for directions.  Near(ish) to Broadway and Gilbert, which is a specific as I'll get on a public forum.  Let me know whether Saturday or Sunday work best.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: #FuckTheMaytagMan on July 09, 2015, 01:32:58 PM
Im in North Phoenix, Greenway and the I-17. I would definitely be down for a large meet-up. Its hard in the summer now cause of the god-forsaken heat, but early morning hikes, or evening round of disc golf? Let me know, we have enough here maybe we can make up a phoenix chapter of MMM followers!
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: LaineyAZ on August 01, 2015, 12:08:28 PM
Hi all Phoenicians!

Lainey here.  I've been lurking but am officially registered for the forum now.  I've met Shadowmoss months ago but we're on opposite work schedules so haven't been able to meet up again.

But I'd like to propose a time/place.  The only public places that are free are libraries and parks, and it's still to hot to be outside much.  Since it looks like we're spread out geographically, it seems to make sense to meet in the greater downtown area first.  The Biltmore shopping plaza at 24th St and Camelback has free covered parking and a Paradise café/bakery.  I'm assuming most people have plans for Labor Day weekend, but what about the weekend after, say Sunday Sept 13th?
We could meet for a quick coffee around 10 am and say hi face to face.   Then later as weather cools down we could decide on meetings in parks, homes, or other spots.

Interested?
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: FrugalZony on August 02, 2015, 12:35:45 PM
Hey there!
If I am in town I am in for sure.
I have to be in FL that week, hopefully I'll be back in town for the weekend
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: thepokercab on August 02, 2015, 12:43:17 PM
Fellow Phoenician here!  I live down in Ahwatukee and might be free that weekend as well. 
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on August 02, 2015, 01:22:31 PM
Hey, Lainey!

I'm on days again now at work and off on weekends, so I can probably show up.  I'll pencil it in.  Again, my air-conditioned community room (and outside pool with hot tub behind the community room) are available in Mesa for any get together we want after this one.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: LaineyAZ on August 04, 2015, 06:26:47 PM
That's great about your new work schedule, Shadowmoss.   

Well so far 4 of us are available and interested for 9/13 so we're off to a good start!
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: dryheat on August 13, 2015, 08:38:41 PM
We're where the 51 meets the 101. It sounds like we're in good company. September 13 works for us, and we're looking forward to meeting fellow mustachians!
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: LaineyAZ on September 10, 2015, 08:21:45 PM
Phx people - see you Sunday at 10 am at Paradise Bakery at 24th & Camelback!

Lainey
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: FrugalZony on September 11, 2015, 01:30:28 PM
Looking forward to it!

Hope I can get back in time, my flight was cancelled, waiting to be rebooked!
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: FrugalZony on September 12, 2015, 09:45:15 AM
Bummer, I won't be able to make this after all.
Hope we'll get together again soon.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on September 12, 2015, 03:54:43 PM
Thought it was today and was too lazy to show up.  Now I see it is tomorrow, so I have no excuse.  :)  I found it on Google Maps, so I should be able to find it.  24th and Camelback, bakery, 10am.  Got it.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on September 13, 2015, 03:32:52 PM
Lainey and I met for coffee at the bakery this morning.  She had a small MMM sign at the table, but no one wandered up to join us.  It was good catching up with her as we hadn't gotten together since I first moved here - we know each other from the SimpleLiving board at http://simplelivingforum.net/ .  So, I'm going to try again.  I will be in the community room at my park from 10am on next month on Sunday, October 25.  We have a full kitchen, a large coffee pot full of hot coffee, a heated (if that matters by then) pool and hot tub, chairs and tables.  I live near Broadway and Lindsey.  Email me for further directions.  The light rail comes as far as Mesa Drive on Main.  We can arrange a shuttle if that helps. 

Don't like the location?  Don't like the date?  Suggest a different one.  Lainey and/or I will probably show up.  Lainey was talking about having a book exchange.  We can talk about other things to try as well.  Between the two of us we will most likely keep trying locations and dates until we get someone else to show up.  :)
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: FrugalZony on October 02, 2015, 11:17:28 PM
Lainey and I met for coffee at the bakery this morning.  She had a small MMM sign at the table, but no one wandered up to join us.  It was good catching up with her as we hadn't gotten together since I first moved here - we know each other from the SimpleLiving board at http://simplelivingforum.net/ .  So, I'm going to try again.  I will be in the community room at my park from 10am on next month on Sunday, October 25.  We have a full kitchen, a large coffee pot full of hot coffee, a heated (if that matters by then) pool and hot tub, chairs and tables.  I live near Broadway and Lindsey.  Email me for further directions.  The light rail comes as far as Mesa Drive on Main.  We can arrange a shuttle if that helps. 

Don't like the location?  Don't like the date?  Suggest a different one.  Lainey and/or I will probably show up.  Lainey was talking about having a book exchange.  We can talk about other things to try as well.  Between the two of us we will most likely keep trying locations and dates until we get someone else to show up.  :)
So glad the two of you got to meet.
I really wanted to come, but just like you I had thought it was on the Saturday and had planned on that and realized much too late it actually was on Sunday.
I will be out of town on the 25th, so I'll take you up on your offer to suggest another date.
Any chance to meet sometime between the 10th and 22nd October? I will be out of town 23-30 again, sorry!
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on October 07, 2015, 12:19:47 PM
I will be around this weekend, Oct 9/10/11.  If anyone wants to meet at my community room for (free...)coffee or meet any place else, I'm up for it.  If you want to meet me here in Mesa, email me at shadowmoss at gmail dot com and I'll give directions.  As I've said I can offer a heated swimming pool and hot tub as well as a full kitchen and large place to meet in the actual community room.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: FrugalZony on October 07, 2015, 07:42:02 PM
I will be around this weekend, Oct 9/10/11.  If anyone wants to meet at my community room for (free...)coffee or meet any place else, I'm up for it.  If you want to meet me here in Mesa, email me at shadowmoss at gmail dot com and I'll give directions.  As I've said I can offer a heated swimming pool and hot tub as well as a full kitchen and large place to meet in the actual community room.
I'll be back in town this weekend and will be staying with a friend in Mesa, so probably not far away from you (just sold my house this week). Will email you.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on October 08, 2015, 06:04:07 AM
FrugalZony and I had settled on 11am on Sunday, Oct 11, this Sunday, at my community room.  Again, email me at shadowmoss at gmail dot com and I'll give detailed instructions.  The light rail comes as far as Mesa Drive and I can arrange pickup there if that helps folks from afar to take public transportation.

Bring a swimsuit if you want, there is an outdoor pool and hot tub, coffee, and I'll try to get in some softdrinks. 
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: peoria on October 09, 2015, 10:17:25 AM
I am fairly new to the forum, and just saw this thread.

I am Northwest Peoria (10 minutes from Lake Pleasant).  Anyone else Westside?

Interested in meeting other mustachians, but cannot do this weekend as I already have plans.
Mesa is also a bit far for me. 

I look forward to the next meetup:)
Biltmore area (that was a previous attempt) is doable for me, I would probably even ride my bike there if it was during the day on a weekend, as it is canal accessible from my area.

Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on October 09, 2015, 10:48:14 AM
Pick a day (preferably weekend) and declare a meetup!  :)
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: peoria on October 09, 2015, 01:34:37 PM
Since a lot of people seem to be along the 51 corridor-

Anyone hike Dreamy draw, Squaw Peak or North mountain?

Now that the weather's getting nicer, we could meet there on a weekend during the day and hike it.
Those that aren't into hiking, we could meet before or after for socializing.

Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: FrugalZony on October 11, 2015, 04:24:42 PM
I want to thank Shadowmoss for hosting the Meetup today.
It was great meeting you and Lainey!
I think the setup in Shadowmoss's community room is great. Plenty of space and lots of amenities.
If we want to make this a once a month thing, I'd be totally up for it. I know Shadowmoss would be too.

Of course if someone else organises a meeting at a park, now that it's getting cooler, I'll be up for it as well, as long as I am in town.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: minimalistmike on October 25, 2015, 10:12:07 PM
Hey all!  I am in Tucson and would be interested in meeting up!  I'll keep checking this thread for meetup dates.   Nice to see so many AZ mustachians.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: geodude on October 30, 2015, 09:42:32 PM
Hey everyone. New to the Phoenix area. Would love to drop by the next meetup!
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on October 31, 2015, 02:54:03 PM
I kind of lost energy after the past meetup that Lainey and FrugalZony and I had.  Two folks emailed me after that.  So, pick a weekend and a place.  I'll make it easier and say either my community room, which worked well for the last one, or the bakery in the Biltmore area.  Have a better idea of a place?  Great.  Otherwise, I'll say that other than the first weekend in November I'll be around and we can get together in my community room in Mesa.  I'll be out of town Nov. 5-9.

Lainey had mentioned a book exchange, and brought a couple to the last get together.  I am culling my books and found I think 3 that I'll donate to let others read.  Voluntary Simlicity, Circle of Simplicity, and Don't Sweat the Small things at Work.

Other ideas?  Let's talk.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: geodude on November 01, 2015, 07:22:59 PM
How's Nov 13th or 14th?
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on November 02, 2015, 01:20:04 PM
Works for me.  Hey, FrugalZony, Lainey, other folks who say they want a meet-up?  What place would be the next thing.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: LaineyAZ on November 02, 2015, 05:07:30 PM
Sat. Nov 14th is good for me.  I still work f-t Mon - Friday so weekends or evenings are best.

And since it's getting cooler we don't have to meet indoors, although the Paradise Bakery at 24th & Camelback might still be a good central location, plus it has free parking.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: MeFree on November 07, 2015, 12:07:29 PM
I'd be interested in meeting and talking.  Sat 11/14, late morning/mid day is good for me.
I'm in Tempe/Chandler area.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: LaineyAZ on November 07, 2015, 06:08:06 PM
I think shadowmoss is saying it's easier to take turns on these meet-ups, so since we set up two, then for the next one we need someone to pick a place, date and time -
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: FrugalZony on November 09, 2015, 11:18:28 AM
Hi guys,
happy to see so many PHoenicians pop up!
I won't be in town on 14th, but would be available the weekend afterwards
In case you are getting together on 14th, have fun!!
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: geodude on November 14, 2015, 01:37:18 AM
Hey everyone. So, are we still planning on something today?
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: GuitarBrian on November 25, 2015, 01:32:48 AM
I will here in Phoenix until the 9th of Dec. If there is something going on between now and then...

I think this is the relevant thread.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on November 25, 2015, 09:43:05 AM
I'm up for getting together the weekend of Dec 5/6.  Someone chime in on what day and where.  Default is Sunday, Dec. 6 at my community room.  I'm up for whatever wherever else, though.

As I mentioned before, I have 3 books on simplicity I'd like to share (get rid of!), and others may want to bring similar books, etc. to share.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: FrugalZony on November 25, 2015, 09:50:52 AM
I'm up for getting together the weekend of Dec 5/6.  Someone chime in on what day and where.  Default is Sunday, Dec. 6 at my community room.  I'm up for whatever wherever else, though.

As I mentioned before, I have 3 books on simplicity I'd like to share (get rid of!), and others may want to bring similar books, etc. to share.
I would be in for the 6th at your community room Shadow Moss!
Late breakfast / brunch time, pot luck sort of thing?
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: GuitarBrian on November 26, 2015, 12:32:43 AM
Dec. 6th will be good for me.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on November 26, 2015, 11:31:31 AM
Ok, Dec. 6 it is.  Bring something if you want.  We have a full kitchen at the community room.  Email me at shadowmoss at gmail for directions.  I'm in Mesa, pretty easy to find, and not far off a canal if there are those who want to bicycle it that way.  This time I promise coffee.  We have a filtered water station so I can also provide good cold water.  We have a pool (heated) as well but if you bring children please plan to watch them around the pool.

EDITED TO ADD:  Oh, and how about around 11am?  Until?
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: LaineyAZ on November 27, 2015, 05:22:26 PM
I think Sunday Dec. 6 will work for me too.  I'll bring some eats and a few books for swap/giveaway too.

Lainey
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on December 03, 2015, 06:39:40 AM
Bumping thread to remind folks that there is a get together on this Sunday, December 6.  Email me for directions, or PM me here.  Meet at 11am.  Bring snacks if you want. I'll have coffee and cold water available.  This is in the community room where I live.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: FrugalZony on December 07, 2015, 01:05:32 PM
What a fun get together!!
Thank you Shadowmoss for hosting!!
It was great meeting everyone!
Really enjoyed hearing all your stories!
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: drudgep on December 12, 2015, 10:52:04 PM
We are in Phoenix as well, and would love an invite next time there is a get together! Hope you all have a merry xmas!
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: FrugalZony on February 09, 2016, 03:48:36 PM
Loving the beautiful weather lately!
Anyone up for another meetup anytime soom?
We are busy next weekend, but could make the one after that work if people are interested!
Maybe at a park in a more central location? Or if Shadowmoss is inclined to host again, that would be awesome too!
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: isellsunshine on February 09, 2016, 04:16:05 PM
Newbie here - thanks for the link to this group Zony.

My husband and I would love to join you guys at the next one.
I'd offer our clubhouse as a possible location (it too has a kitchen, etc), however they are remodeling atm.

Standing by...

Susan & Dave
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: geodude on February 09, 2016, 04:52:37 PM
The weekend of the 20th would work for me.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: LaineyAZ on February 09, 2016, 07:48:01 PM
Right now I'm open on Sat 2/20, or the following weekend Sat/Sun 2/27 or 2/28.

Lainey
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on February 11, 2016, 12:54:19 PM
I'm available, as is the community room.  I'm up for going more towards downtown if someone else wants to host.  How do you host a meetup?  Well..  Just say, hey, be at my place <date> and <time> and we'll get together.  Give contact details in whatever method suits your privacy needs.

The 20th works for me, wherever.  As does whatever other weekend date this month.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: isellsunshine on February 11, 2016, 01:31:12 PM
Don't want to hijack this thread, but thought I would through out there that I run a meetup.com group and as part of the meetup.com package, I can create another meetup.group for free (it's 2 for 1 in other words). I'd be willing to create an account for our group to make it a little more formal if we wish to do that. May help wrangle in other peeps who don't know this forum exists.

You can see what one looks like by peeking at this mmm meetup group which meets and does fun things around Vancouver:

http://www.meetup.com/Money-Mustache-Meetup-Vancouver/

Quote: "If you're a fan of the philosophy of Mr. Money Mustache but can't fit in a trip to the cloud forests of South America just to meet some fellow mustachians this group is for you. Join us as we collaborate, learn and share ways to live an exuberant, rich, fulfilling life while still preparing for rapid financial freedom."

p.s  Dave and I are available any weekend this month cept the 20th.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: FrugalZony on February 11, 2016, 08:07:15 PM
Don't want to hijack this thread, but thought I would through out there that I run a meetup.com group and as part of the meetup.com package, I can create another meetup.group for free (it's 2 for 1 in other words). I'd be willing to create an account for our group to make it a little more formal if we wish to do that. May help wrangle in other peeps who don't know this forum exists.

You can see what one looks like by peeking at this mmm meetup group which meets and does fun things around Vancouver:

http://www.meetup.com/Money-Mustache-Meetup-Vancouver/

Quote: "If you're a fan of the philosophy of Mr. Money Mustache but can't fit in a trip to the cloud forests of South America just to meet some fellow mustachians this group is for you. Join us as we collaborate, learn and share ways to live an exuberant, rich, fulfilling life while still preparing for rapid financial freedom."

p.s  Dave and I are available any weekend this month cept the 20th.
I think this would be awesome as a lot of folks I met at Camp Mustache and in Ecuador are not even on the boards,
so that would certainly help get more people involved.

I would be perfectly happy with the community centre again, as it's so convenient for us, but if you guys want to do something else,
that's ok for us too. I just cannot offer a space right now.
Tempe Town lake could be awesome this time of the year, but may be super busy on a Saturday.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on February 16, 2016, 08:34:46 PM
For those of you interested, meet at my community room on Saturday the 20th.  Since it is a Saturday, it will need to be around  11am as there is a morning meeting there each Saturday.   If you don't know how to get there, pm me here.  Bring a snack if you want.  Or, just show up.  I'll have cold water from the water machine (filtered, etc.), and coffee. 

Frugal Zony will be out of town soon so we wanted to get something nailed down.  Feel free to have another meet up soon so those who can't meet the 20th can join in.  An official Meet-Up group would be fun as well.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: FrugalZony on February 17, 2016, 07:36:02 AM
For those of you interested, meet at my community room on Saturday the 20th.  Since it is a Saturday, it will need to be around  11am as there is a morning meeting there each Saturday.   If you don't know how to get there, pm me here.  Bring a snack if you want.  Or, just show up.  I'll have cold water from the water machine (filtered, etc.), and coffee. 

Frugal Zony will be out of town soon so we wanted to get something nailed down.  Feel free to have another meet up soon so those who can't meet the 20th can join in.  An official Meet-Up group would be fun as well.

Thanks for hosting Shadowmoss!! We'll be there!
Hoping to see many new faces!
Looking forward to getting together again!
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: geodude on February 17, 2016, 02:50:57 PM
Wondering if anybody's heading that way from the Tempe area?
I'll catch a bus or something otherwise. (Motorcycle's out of commission).
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: LaineyAZ on February 17, 2016, 05:49:57 PM
having a health issue so I'm a 'maybe' for Saturday.  Nothing dire, just something I have to get taken care of...
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: FrugalZony on February 18, 2016, 07:55:14 AM
having a health issue so I'm a 'maybe' for Saturday.  Nothing dire, just something I have to get taken care of...
Sorry to hear Lainey. Hope you'll be ok!

Wondering if anybody's heading that way from the Tempe area?
I'll catch a bus or something otherwise. (Motorcycle's out of commission).
Do you have a lightrail station nearby?
If you can get to the Sycamore and Main station, we can pick you up from there.
If not, feel free to pm me your exact location, if it's reasonably close to the Tempe/Mesa border, we may be able to help you out.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on February 19, 2016, 07:49:25 AM
Posting to bump.  Get together tomorrow, 2/20 at my community room in Mesa.  PM me here for directions.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: geodude on February 19, 2016, 09:07:26 AM
Wondering if anybody's heading that way from the Tempe area?
I'll catch a bus or something otherwise. (Motorcycle's out of commission).
Do you have a lightrail station nearby?
If you can get to the Sycamore and Main station, we can pick you up from there.
If not, feel free to pm me your exact location, if it's reasonably close to the Tempe/Mesa border, we may be able to help you out.
I'm not near the lightrail but there's a bus I can take to that station, so I'll take you up on that. Thanks!

I'm by Mill and Southern, for the record.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: FrugalZony on February 19, 2016, 01:14:42 PM
Wondering if anybody's heading that way from the Tempe area?
I'll catch a bus or something otherwise. (Motorcycle's out of commission).
Do you have a lightrail station nearby?
If you can get to the Sycamore and Main station, we can pick you up from there.
If not, feel free to pm me your exact location, if it's reasonably close to the Tempe/Mesa border, we may be able to help you out.
I'm not near the lightrail but there's a bus I can take to that station, so I'll take you up on that. Thanks!

I'm by Mill and Southern, for the record.
ok, messaging you!
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: FrugalZony on February 20, 2016, 08:40:29 PM
That was fun! Great seeing you all!
Thanks to Shadowmoss for hosting!
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: geodude on July 06, 2016, 05:26:31 PM
Hello all,

It's been awhile. Figured I'd bump this and ask how everyone's been?
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: LaineyAZ on July 06, 2016, 07:52:08 PM
Surviving the Heat-pocalypse!  Am also taking Fridays off of work in the summer, so am enjoying the 4-day work weeks through Labor Day.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on July 08, 2016, 02:19:23 PM
I'm living in a van down by the river.  Well, actually I'm living n a 1983 Class C RV and am parked in Payson where it is cooler.  Lost my job and declared myself retired  Interesting emotions from thrusting myself into such a major life change.  Cats and I are fine, though.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: FrugalZony on July 09, 2016, 01:04:31 PM
We are still around! 41 more days to go until we can get out of the heat.
If anyone wants to meet up somewhere, we are up to it!

Hope all is well Geodude! Is your van still out east?
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: geodude on July 09, 2016, 03:38:24 PM
Quote
Hope all is well Geodude! Is your van still out east?

I'm afraid so.

Something-something: good mechanic, fast mechanic, cheap mechanic. Pick two.
"Fast" drew an exceptionally short straw for me.

I picked up another motorcycle though. So at least I can actually move around now.
Bicycling to campus at 120°F got to be a bit much for me.

On that note, I'd probably still be renting a room even if van had been finished. For much the same reason.

Hopefully sometime when it's cooler it'll be finished.

Then I can join shadowmoss down by the river and we can start the MMM hippie van commune.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on July 13, 2016, 08:52:27 AM
Woot!  MMM Hippie Van Community sounds good to me.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: FrugalZony on July 13, 2016, 10:35:09 AM
Haha! Not sure if we qualify as hippies with our 32 ft thingie!
Hope we will be considered cool enough to hang with all of you ;)
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: DBV1985 on July 13, 2016, 10:22:54 PM
I'm in Tempe! 202 loop and rural :)
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on July 14, 2016, 07:37:30 AM
I'm always up for a get together if I'm not off traveling.  I'm heading up to NV this next week, and up to Canada Aug 17-24.  Other than that Plan It And They Will Come.  I can't offer my community room anymore as I moved.  Of course, once we have the MMM Van Down By The River Commune set up, we can all meet there.  :)
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: FrugalZony on September 27, 2016, 03:53:33 PM
Just letting everyone know that Shadowmoss has kindly agreed to organise a get together this Friday.evening
Here's the thread
http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/meetups-and-social-events/phoenixmesa-get-together-saturday-10116/msg1244154/#new
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on October 01, 2016, 11:07:28 AM
Thank you to those folks who showed up last night.  I had fun and hope you all did as well.  Next time I'll make sure to have cups available.  Still getting to know this place.  I'll have another before the end of the year for sure.

For the other folks in the Phoenix area, please find some place and call a get together.  I proved last night that you don't even have to be too terribly organized.  Just find a spot and announce a date.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: FrugalZony on October 01, 2016, 12:37:38 PM
You are a great host Shadowmoss!!
Thanks so much for organising!
We had a great time!
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: the-baniyas on October 16, 2016, 09:21:36 AM
Hello,

My wife and I are both 25 yr olds living in Phoenix for about 5 years. We would like to join one of your next meetups and learn more about the path to early retirement. I saw there was a meetup recently, but we  missed it. If possible we would like to host one and was wondering if anyone is interested!
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on October 16, 2016, 05:16:32 PM
I'm busy through the middle of November, but after that I would attend a get together.  Just let me know when and where.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: LaineyAZ on October 16, 2016, 05:58:38 PM
Likewise, maybe Thanksgiving week if others have some holiday time off of work?

and I can attest that shadowmoss is a great resource!
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: geodude on October 16, 2016, 06:22:21 PM
and I can attest that shadowmoss is a great resource!

Ditto
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: DBV1985 on October 17, 2016, 10:28:40 PM
me too!
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: FrugalZony on November 01, 2016, 06:14:12 AM
We'll be back in Phoenix for the weekend of 17-19th.
Would love to get together.
We'll probably be out at Lost Dutchman Park, but I think there's a day use fee if you want to join us there,
so carpooling would be an option....
I'll check in, when that date gets closer!
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: geodude on November 18, 2016, 08:34:35 PM
Still doing something this weekend?
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: FrugalZony on November 19, 2016, 11:26:58 AM
We are definitely up for it.
We came down with colds, which is why I have not posted earlier, but we are in town and on the road to recovery.
Tomorrow or Tuesday would work for us.
I think Shadowmoss is leaving town on Wednesday for the long weekend.
If we can wing something we'd be up for it.
We ended up at a city campground though with no public space to meet, so we won't be able to host.
Anyone have any ideas for a good place to get together. We are ok to drive within reason.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on November 19, 2016, 01:12:23 PM
Let's do it!  When and where to be posted soon.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: geodude on November 19, 2016, 02:44:00 PM
So, the plan is 2pm tomorrow (Sunday Nov 20) at this little Mexican place on mill Avenue in downtown tempe.

423 S Mill Ave, Tempe AZ 85281

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Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on November 19, 2016, 05:46:59 PM
Be there or be square.

Did I just date myself?
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: LaineyAZ on November 19, 2016, 06:02:25 PM
Darn, I have company coming in from out of town or else I'd be there.  Maybe a post Xmas/pre New Years date for the next one after this?

Lainey
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: FrugalZony on November 19, 2016, 08:18:02 PM
Awesome, thanks for getting the info out geodude, we'll be there!
I'll also make a seperate post for folks, who may not be following the thread.

Edit: Here it is:
http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/meetups-and-social-events/phoenix-area-meetup-sunday-20th-november-in-tempe/
I also messaged everyone who had expressed interest further up in the thread, just in case
Hoping for a good turnout!

If I remember I'll bring something to make it easier for folks to find us. Some mustache pic or something, but I bet it'll be pretty easy
to figure out which one is our group!
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: GreenSheep on November 20, 2016, 08:57:37 AM
Aw, too bad... I just got home from New Mexico last night, and I brought a stomach bug with me. Have fun!
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: geodude on November 20, 2016, 01:48:58 PM
Hey everyone,

It turns out there's an ironman going on in the downtown tempe area, so parking will be a nightmare, and everywhere will be full.

Due to my impeccable (/sarcasm) timing, we've decided to relocate the meet to Paradise Bakery (Panera) at Tempe Marketplace:

Tempe Marketplace, 2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy #1143, Tempe, AZ 85281

Feel free to message me for more details/phone numbers.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: FrugalZony on November 20, 2016, 02:18:06 PM
Table 67 outside
And yes its Panera
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: geodude on November 20, 2016, 05:15:21 PM
It was nice to see everyone. I apologize again for the last minute mix up.

PS. The answer to the moving expenses question is yes, you're good.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on November 20, 2016, 06:16:06 PM
That was fun.  Hope to see everyone, and more of the Phoenicians as well, at the next one.  Someone plan it, and we will show up.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: FrugalZony on November 20, 2016, 06:38:25 PM
Good seeing everyone despite last minute changes.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: peoria on November 21, 2016, 04:47:39 PM
I still would like to make one of these someday.  Previous Mesa address was just too far for me.

Tempe is somewhat better.
Previous commitments for Saturday though.
 
I appreciate the efforts of those trying to get this going.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: RobinAZ on December 22, 2016, 08:40:33 PM
Looking forward to the next meetup!

I live near the Biltmore right now. Ridiculously expensive lease is up in May, need to find Mustachian housing after that in Madison or Paradise Valley school districts.... no easy task. I would like to find a little two bedroom as much under $1000/mo as possible.  Sigh.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: JLee on December 22, 2016, 09:06:22 PM
Looking forward to the next meetup!

I live near the Biltmore right now. Ridiculously expensive lease is up in May, need to find Mustachian housing after that in Madison or Paradise Valley school districts.... no easy task. I would like to find a little two bedroom as much under $1000/mo as possible.  Sigh.

Ridiculously expensive because you want to stay in Paradise Valley? :P  I wouldn't be surprised if that's the most expensive place in Arizona.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: RobinAZ on December 22, 2016, 10:42:05 PM
My son is in a program for kids that are both highly gifted and have autism. Only two public schools offer it-- Madison SD and Paradise Valley USD (which includes a huge chunk of Phoenix as well as PV itself). I picked Madison because it is less expensive than PVUSD but... still ridiculous.   I would like to live in an RV or a tiny house or guest house in someone's backyard, and me stocking away a ton more money but I haven't located anything like that in either of these two districts. And neither program will take someone who's out of district.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: Another Reader on December 22, 2016, 11:04:05 PM
The PV school district includes a lot of areas outside PV, including some moderate income areas.  Madison is a mix, but the schools are well regarded.  Finding under $1,000 rent anywhere is a challenge now in any area close in.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: dastanis1 on December 28, 2016, 01:23:18 PM
Hi, I'm Darren.  I live in Phoenix and I'm definitely interested in attending a meet up.  Is anyone planning another one soon?
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: geodude on December 28, 2016, 04:29:13 PM
Hi, I'm Darren.  I live in Phoenix and I'm definitely interested in attending a meet up.  Is anyone planning another one soon?

Absent someone else having a better suggestion I'll probably propose one in January at the mexican place we didn't get to go to last time in downtown Tempe.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: PhoenixHeat on December 31, 2016, 08:20:37 PM
Macayos?

My family - wife and 1 and 3 year old by Warner and 101. Love to make mustachian friends!
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: rpcvdr on January 01, 2017, 02:21:35 PM
Hi, New to this Web site, but totally on board, "living the life". It would be great to meet with like-minded people this month at Macayos in Tempe or wherever!
I am near Northern and the 17.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: geodude on January 08, 2017, 04:28:48 PM
I'll go ahead and propose it:

Let's meet next Sunday (January 15) 2pm at the little hole-in-the-wall mexican place in downtown tempe. (not macayos, it's on Mill.)

423 S Mill Ave, Tempe AZ 85281

This is the google map view of the outside of the place:

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.4258704,-111.9399831,3a,47.1y,49.51h,88.59t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sXt0GwYJeIeED4IaEF3HtxQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: LaineyAZ on January 08, 2017, 04:55:56 PM
Restaurant Mexico!  Food is really good.
I can be there-
Lainey
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on January 08, 2017, 05:40:09 PM
Penciling it in. 
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: rpcvdr on January 09, 2017, 07:56:36 PM
Look forward to meeting y'all at 14h00, 15 of Jan!
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: geodude on January 14, 2017, 09:57:38 AM
Well, I've somehow managed to, yet again, pick a weekend where there's a marathon happening in tempe.

After some deliberation we've decided to persevere with the original planned time. I've called and asked them to hold a table for us.

Just be aware that there may be some extra traffic as you plan your respective voyages across town.

(If you have an android phone, Google maps shows you the route of the marathon: it's how I found out about it).

Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.

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Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: 2Tall4Stallz on January 15, 2017, 10:36:53 AM
Hope you all have room for 2 more! My wife and I would love to join you.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: geodude on January 15, 2017, 11:46:02 AM
Hope you all have room for 2 more! My wife and I would love to join you.

Of course.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: geodude on January 15, 2017, 04:20:44 PM
Happy to see everyone that came. We should plan another one soon!
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: GuitarBrian on January 15, 2017, 05:26:49 PM
Great seeing and meeting everyone. Lets do it again next month!
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on January 15, 2017, 05:30:25 PM
Good to see everyone.  How about February 19, same place, same time?
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: PhoenixHeat on January 16, 2017, 02:25:23 PM
Wife and I will plan for it!
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: 2Tall4Stallz on January 16, 2017, 06:48:42 PM
It was great to meet everyone yesterday.  I'll be out of town on 2/19 but look forward to seeing you all again in March!
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: minimalistmike on February 07, 2017, 11:54:37 PM
I live in Tucson, but I think I might be up in PHX on 2/19.  I'd love to meet up with you all!
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on February 08, 2017, 07:22:27 AM
Next meeting is Feb 19 at the same Mexican Restaurant as last month.  I'll put more details when I'm on my computer instead of this phone.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: LaineyAZ on February 10, 2017, 05:55:24 PM
I have another social event that day or else I'd be there.
Next time!  and maybe we can think about one closer to downtown or near north side area for those in that side of the city.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on February 13, 2017, 10:28:34 AM
Another heads up that the get together in Tempe is this Saturday at 2:00 pm.  See posts above for last month's meeting at the same Mexican Restaurant, just change the date to 2/19.  It will be interesting to see what sports activity will be happening in the area this month.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: PhoenixHeat on February 13, 2017, 08:06:31 PM
Wife and I will plan for it!

Our planning has not been that good. We will be most likely journeying back from Flagstaff (MIL idea for a trip) during this time.

Shot ourselves in the foot but will look forward to another one.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: GuitarBrian on February 15, 2017, 09:58:52 PM
Saturday is the 18th. So, are we meeting up on Saturday? Or on Sunday the 19th?
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: geodude on February 15, 2017, 10:18:13 PM
Saturday is the 18th. So, are we meeting up on Saturday? Or on Sunday the 19th?
My vote is Sunday.

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Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on February 16, 2017, 08:07:00 AM
Sunday.  Sorry.  I get my left and right mixed up when giving g directions as well, so always double-check anything I write.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on February 19, 2017, 12:21:23 PM
Meetup is today at 2pm at the Mexican Restaurant in Tempe.  Put on your water wings and come on out.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: Steve S. on March 13, 2017, 04:03:17 PM
I live in Tucson, but I think I might be up in PHX on 2/19.  I'd love to meet up with you all!

Hey Mike, I'm in Tucson pretty much every weekend, and Glendale during the week. Hopefully Tucson more permanently soon. We need to find some more mustachians down here!
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on March 13, 2017, 08:48:22 PM
Anyone up for a meetup on March 19, next Sunday at the Mexican restaurant in Tempe?
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: geodude on March 14, 2017, 01:18:29 PM
I'm game. What time?

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Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on March 14, 2017, 09:44:52 PM
Our usual 2pm?
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: geodude on March 15, 2017, 08:00:01 AM
Sounds good

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Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on March 17, 2017, 08:13:57 AM
Bumping to remind Phoenix area folks we are meeting at the Mexican Restaurant in Tempe at 2pm this Sunday.  See earlier in the thread for detailed directions.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on March 18, 2017, 04:00:24 PM
Again bumping to say there is a meetup at the Mexican Restaurant in Tempe tomorrow at 2pm.  See directions up thread
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: JEDuvall on May 14, 2017, 11:22:56 AM
Hello, all -

First post here... my wife and I live in downtown Gilbert, would love to plug into the local mustachian community. I was introduced to the blog by a family  member about 6 months ago, and have been plowing through as much material as I can. We've recently committed ourselves to a life of frugality, but very early on our journey. My name is Jordan, so hello and look forward to potentially connecting with some of you locals.

Best!
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on May 14, 2017, 04:44:45 PM
I'm out of state until sometime in June.  Hopefully someone still in town will call a Meetup.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: Travis on May 14, 2017, 06:29:46 PM
We're moving to Phoenix in July. Looking forward to joining the community.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: geodude on May 14, 2017, 08:10:29 PM
I'm exceptionally slammed until the end of the month.

I'll get back on here after that and arrange a meetup for sometime during June, unless someone else does so first.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: suntailedshadow on May 21, 2017, 04:59:04 PM
Also in the Phoenix area (my whole life) and currently living in west Gilbert. I've been lurking on the forum's since 2012 but (for some reason) it took me heading to Camp Mustache next Weekend for me to find my way into the meetup's section! Bummed I missed out on the last few but I'm psyched for any I might be able to attend in the future.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: Done by Forty on May 23, 2017, 09:09:28 PM
What's up, gang. I didn't know these things were happening, but will make the next one. :)
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on May 24, 2017, 10:49:38 AM
I'm currently in MN visiting a snowbird friend.  Mom and I drove up in my Class A motorhome that I full time live in.  However, I'll be home by the first week in June.  So, I'm calling a Phoenix area get together on June 25, a Sunday, at the Mexican Restaurant in Tempe at 2:00pm.  Feel free to say that isn't a good time/place and suggest a different time/place.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: tj on June 01, 2017, 09:48:24 PM
Hello Phoenician mustachians, so I have finally moved to the area. I'm in South Scottsdale. I have a job interview with Dish Network which has a Phoenix address a bit north of Chandler Blvd.

Is this going to be an un-fun commute?

It looks like the two main choices are AZ 202 > AZ 143 > I 10 through Tempe or AZ 101 > US 60 > I 10 through Mesa.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: Another Reader on June 01, 2017, 10:27:47 PM
Hello Phoenician mustachians, so I have finally moved to the area. I'm in South Scottsdale. I have a job interview with Dish Network which has a Phoenix address a bit north of Chandler Blvd.

Is this going to be an un-fun commute?

It looks like the two main choices are AZ 202 > AZ 143 > I 10 through Tempe or AZ 101 > US 60 > I 10 through Mesa.
 

Sounds like you are driving to Ahwatukee.  City streets may be your best bet here.  60 and 202 west are tough during the morning commute hour.  You might try 101 south to Chandler Blvd and then west on Chandler Blvd.  Maybe someone in South Gilbert or Chandler can tell you how that would work.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on June 11, 2017, 08:44:10 AM
Meetup on Sunday, June 25 at 2pm at the Mexican Restaurant in Tempe:

423 S Mill Ave, Tempe AZ 85281

This is the google map view of the outside of the place:

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.4258704,-111.9399831,3a,47.1y,49.51h,88.59t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sXt0GwYJeIeED4IaEF3HtxQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656


I will be there early and get a table.  If I can know approximately how many will show up, I can get the larger round table at the front.  It is a smallish place, so finding me shouldn't be a problem.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: suntailedshadow on June 16, 2017, 11:00:29 PM
Hello Phoenician mustachians, so I have finally moved to the area. I'm in South Scottsdale. I have a job interview with Dish Network which has a Phoenix address a bit north of Chandler Blvd.

Is this going to be an un-fun commute?

It looks like the two main choices are AZ 202 > AZ 143 > I 10 through Tempe or AZ 101 > US 60 > I 10 through Mesa.
 

Sounds like you are driving to Ahwatukee.  City streets may be your best bet here.  60 and 202 west are tough during the morning commute hour.  You might try 101 south to Chandler Blvd and then west on Chandler Blvd.  Maybe someone in South Gilbert or Chandler can tell you how that would work.

What time of the day are you going to have to make this commute?
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: suntailedshadow on June 16, 2017, 11:02:49 PM
Meetup on Sunday, June 25 at 2pm at the Mexican Restaurant in Tempe:

423 S Mill Ave, Tempe AZ 85281

This is the google map view of the outside of the place:

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.4258704,-111.9399831,3a,47.1y,49.51h,88.59t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sXt0GwYJeIeED4IaEF3HtxQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656


I will be there early and get a table.  If I can know approximately how many will show up, I can get the larger round table at the front.  It is a smallish place, so finding me shouldn't be a problem.

I'm going to do my best to make it! Party of 1
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on June 17, 2017, 09:24:43 AM
We are officially up to 3 attending at this point.  Room for lots more!  The food is good, and they are very welcoming even if people just want water or nothing at all.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: Another Reader on June 17, 2017, 11:17:17 AM
The predicted high on Tuesday in Phoenix is 121 degrees.  Wednesday it's 119.  By Sunday it's supposed to drop to 114... 
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on June 17, 2017, 02:10:49 PM
Ah, so by Sunday it will be cooler, eh?  I can say that, I'm up in Payson where it is just supposed to get 104.  I expect that my trip from my car to the restaurant will be quick and sweaty.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: tj on June 17, 2017, 02:52:14 PM
Hello Phoenician mustachians, so I have finally moved to the area. I'm in South Scottsdale. I have a job interview with Dish Network which has a Phoenix address a bit north of Chandler Blvd.

Is this going to be an un-fun commute?

It looks like the two main choices are AZ 202 > AZ 143 > I 10 through Tempe or AZ 101 > US 60 > I 10 through Mesa.
 

Sounds like you are driving to Ahwatukee.  City streets may be your best bet here.  60 and 202 west are tough during the morning commute hour.  You might try 101 south to Chandler Blvd and then west on Chandler Blvd.  Maybe someone in South Gilbert or Chandler can tell you how that would work.

What time of the day are you going to have to make this commute?

I didn't get the job, so it's irrelevant. Would have been early morning though. There was no traffic when I went to the interview late morning.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: Another Reader on June 17, 2017, 03:03:37 PM
I'm actually going to be there for a couple of days, but on my way to the Southwest cattle car about the time you start.  I hoped to meet Frugal Zony while she was still in town to thank her for the FZ Memorial Coffeemaker, but not this trip.

tj - the job market there is pretty strong - depending on your field, I would not cry about not getting a job with Dish Network.  There's a better job waiting for you.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: LaineyAZ on June 17, 2017, 05:20:38 PM
Looks like I can be there too, barring any last minute issues.  See you there!
Lainey
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: tj on June 17, 2017, 05:32:51 PM
By the way, does anyone know of a reputable Honda mechanic ? I noticed alll the dealerships sell "a/c service". Never saw that in California. How often do you need it? Do they just change the air filters more frequently because of the heat?
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: Another Reader on June 17, 2017, 05:51:50 PM
By the way, does anyone know of a reputable Honda mechanic ? I noticed alll the dealerships sell "a/c service". Never saw that in California. How often do you need it? Do they just change the air filters more frequently because of the heat?

If the AC breaks down here, it's an uncomfortable inconvenience.  Not having AC when it's 121 degrees is not just uncomfortable, it's not feasible to drive in that temperature.  The AC must be repaired and charged for you to drive the car for any distance.  Most mechanics offer some level of AC service to get you in the door.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: suntailedshadow on June 18, 2017, 02:00:01 PM
Hello Phoenician mustachians, so I have finally moved to the area. I'm in South Scottsdale. I have a job interview with Dish Network which has a Phoenix address a bit north of Chandler Blvd.

Is this going to be an un-fun commute?

It looks like the two main choices are AZ 202 > AZ 143 > I 10 through Tempe or AZ 101 > US 60 > I 10 through Mesa.
 

Sounds like you are driving to Ahwatukee.  City streets may be your best bet here.  60 and 202 west are tough during the morning commute hour.  You might try 101 south to Chandler Blvd and then west on Chandler Blvd.  Maybe someone in South Gilbert or Chandler can tell you how that would work.

What time of the day are you going to have to make this commute?

I didn't get the job, so it's irrelevant. Would have been early morning though. There was no traffic when I went to the interview late morning.

Word. I find late morning drives to be NBD but from ~6 to ~8 it can generally add 50%+ to your commute. I used to have to commute from South Gilbert to North Scottsdale (Straight up the 101) and with no traffic is was ~35 minutes. Most mornings it was ~1hr. Traffic going through the 10 is worse (In my experience) although I've spent less time on those routes.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: JLee on June 20, 2017, 10:54:30 PM
By the way, does anyone know of a reputable Honda mechanic ? I noticed alll the dealerships sell "a/c service". Never saw that in California. How often do you need it? Do they just change the air filters more frequently because of the heat?

https://www.yelp.com/biz/leksfixit-tempe

I bought a vehicle from Sasa last year - seemed like a great guy from my limited experience. I did all my own work when I lived in AZ, but if I had to recommend a shop I'd recommend him (and Yelp appears to agree).
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on June 21, 2017, 11:16:38 AM
Heads up the meet up is this Sunday at the Mexican Restaurant in Tempe, 2pm-ish.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: ejann1 on June 22, 2017, 05:30:54 AM
Hi all! I'm a member of the Washington DC Mustachians but my partner (a Mustachian padawan) and I are moving to Phoenix in October. We're eager to make like-minded friends and get intel on how to create a Mustachian lifestyle in Phoenix.

We're both self-employed. We're new to Phoenix (moving sight-unseen) so we plan to sublet for the month of October and shop for apartments. Any advice on where to look is welcome!

- Eva
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: geodude on June 22, 2017, 09:55:38 AM
Hi all! I'm a member of the Washington DC Mustachians but my partner (a Mustachian padawan) and I are moving to Phoenix in October. We're eager to make like-minded friends and get intel on how to create a Mustachian lifestyle in Phoenix.

We're both self-employed. We're new to Phoenix (moving sight-unseen) so we plan to sublet for the month of October and shop for apartments. Any advice on where to look is welcome!

- Eva
I think you'll have an easier time finding a short sublease like that near the university (Tempe) as many students will be going away for the summer. The three summer sessions end Jun26,Jul10, and Aug9. In early August the new students come in and availability will dry up.

Longer term really depends on what you want to be near to. I assume there's *something* bringing you to PHX that you want to be close to.

There are a lot of canals with bicycle paths and such if that's something you'd be interested in using for getting around.

The light rail is pretty useful as well.



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Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: tj on June 22, 2017, 01:05:16 PM
Hi all! I'm a member of the Washington DC Mustachians but my partner (a Mustachian padawan) and I are moving to Phoenix in October. We're eager to make like-minded friends and get intel on how to create a Mustachian lifestyle in Phoenix.

We're both self-employed. We're new to Phoenix (moving sight-unseen) so we plan to sublet for the month of October and shop for apartments. Any advice on where to look is welcome!

- Eva

If you have ample cash reserves, the best deal in town that I know of is probably Consolidated Cooperatives:

http://consolidatedcooperatives.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/doc00235120170613110031.pdf


I don't live @ Consolidated, but I live at one of the other co-ops nearby. Cost of living is rock bottom. You're near the free city trolley line which connects to the free bus in Tempe too.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on June 24, 2017, 01:06:33 PM
Reminder again about getting together in The tomorrow at 2pm.  See posts above for location details
  I'll be driving down from Payson and I'll try to be a bit early
  Hope to see you all there.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: geodude on June 24, 2017, 02:29:05 PM
I'll be there.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: geodude on June 25, 2017, 02:44:09 PM
Hey all, the mexican restaurant is closed on Sundays during the summer, so we're going to move the meetup across the street to the pizza shop:

Pub and Pizza
414 S Mill Ave #118, Tempe, AZ 85281

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Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: Lance Hiruma on July 27, 2017, 09:00:11 AM
I wonder how big is the Phoenix community.
When is the next meetup?
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: LaineyAZ on July 27, 2017, 09:07:05 AM
No formal meetings, but it's whatever anyone wants to propose.  In the past we've met up at East Mesa, downtown Tempe, and at the 24th St and Camelback area.
I think summertime is tough due to vacations, etc. but maybe after Labor Day..
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: Lance Hiruma on July 27, 2017, 05:14:51 PM
Thanks LaineyAZ.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: tj on August 12, 2017, 03:51:31 PM
Hello Phoenician mustachians, so I have finally moved to the area. I'm in South Scottsdale. I have a job interview with Dish Network which has a Phoenix address a bit north of Chandler Blvd.

Is this going to be an un-fun commute?

It looks like the two main choices are AZ 202 > AZ 143 > I 10 through Tempe or AZ 101 > US 60 > I 10 through Mesa.
 

Sounds like you are driving to Ahwatukee.  City streets may be your best bet here.  60 and 202 west are tough during the morning commute hour.  You might try 101 south to Chandler Blvd and then west on Chandler Blvd.  Maybe someone in South Gilbert or Chandler can tell you how that would work.

What time of the day are you going to have to make this commute?

So I ended up finding a job that's more near Deer Valley. I live near 101 Loop & McDowell and will work near 101 Loop & 19th Ave. It's just under 30 miles northwest around the loop. If I start work at 8 am, what will the traffic be like?
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: Lance Hiruma on August 22, 2017, 04:02:59 PM
Hello Phoenician mustachians, so I have finally moved to the area. I'm in South Scottsdale. I have a job interview with Dish Network which has a Phoenix address a bit north of Chandler Blvd.

Is this going to be an un-fun commute?

It looks like the two main choices are AZ 202 > AZ 143 > I 10 through Tempe or AZ 101 > US 60 > I 10 through Mesa.
 

Sounds like you are driving to Ahwatukee.  City streets may be your best bet here.  60 and 202 west are tough during the morning commute hour.  You might try 101 south to Chandler Blvd and then west on Chandler Blvd.  Maybe someone in South Gilbert or Chandler can tell you how that would work.

What time of the day are you going to have to make this commute?

So I ended up finding a job that's more near Deer Valley. I live near 101 Loop & McDowell and will work near 101 Loop & 19th Ave. It's just under 30 miles northwest around the loop. If I start work at 8 am, what will the traffic be like?

Just use Google to check. Normally in the morning rush hour, traffic is heavy going north on 101. Can be bad. Same apply when going south after work.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: tj on August 22, 2017, 04:33:55 PM
Its been a breeze actually. Traffic seems to be going in opposite directions.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: humesapprentice on September 07, 2017, 08:18:50 PM
Scottsdale in da house!
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: LaineyAZ on September 07, 2017, 08:43:43 PM
Hi humesapprentice,
Glad to see another Phoenix metro-area person posting!
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: humesapprentice on September 07, 2017, 09:04:53 PM
Do we have an official meetup (like on meetup.com) for metro Phoenix people?
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: LaineyAZ on September 07, 2017, 09:07:16 PM
No, it's all very informal.  Someone proposes a date and time and place, others RSVP and attend as they can.
No leader, all very open, so if you have an idea feel free to make a suggestion -
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on September 08, 2017, 09:57:11 AM
Anyone know if the Mexican restaurant is back open on Sundays again or when the non marathon weekends are?  Such as, maybe, someone who attends ASU?I'm in Williams, but I'll come down for a meetup.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: Lance Hiruma on September 13, 2017, 07:33:16 PM
Anyone know if the Mexican restaurant is back open on Sundays again or when the non marathon weekends are?  Such as, maybe, someone who attends ASU?I'm in Williams, but I'll come down for a meetup.

What is the ask here?
Are we looking at a date time and place?
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on September 13, 2017, 08:07:18 PM
I was trying to get Geodude to check on the status of the restaurant.  Turns out we went there yesterday and it is now open on Sundays.  However, if anyone else wants to suggest a Meetup there or any place.else, have at it.  I'm out of the area but will come back to see everyone if the info is posted here.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: geodude on September 14, 2017, 02:05:56 PM
I called them and asked about the 24th. They don't seem to know about any events that'd cause mill to be closed down (i.e. marathons, etc).
They're open 11-4pm on Sundays nowadays.

So I'm going ahead and calling a meetup on Sep 24th at noon.

Restaurant Mexico
423 S Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281

This spot:

https://goo.gl/maps/vWP8Uo86UhB2

If anything weird happens we'll just move it across the street to some other random restaurant, as we did last time.

So if you get there and the door's closed just check back on the forum here.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on September 14, 2017, 03:11:12 PM
Duly noted.  :)  Thanks for scheduling this.  See you all on the 24th.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: tj on September 19, 2017, 07:08:22 PM
There's a Phoenix FI Facebook group that was recently created. Not specifically mustachian but it's the closest thing you're going to get...

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1457134371044583/
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: humesapprentice on September 20, 2017, 01:45:14 PM
While we've got a lot of Phoenicians here: how well does the Sprint network work in Phoenix? I ask because Republic Wireless runs off Sprint and I wanted to know.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: tj on September 20, 2017, 02:14:55 PM
While we've got a lot of Phoenicians here: how well does the Sprint network work in Phoenix? I ask because Republic Wireless runs off Sprint and I wanted to know.

Republic is terrible...check daleys frugal communications guide
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: humesapprentice on September 20, 2017, 02:52:33 PM
While we've got a lot of Phoenicians here: how well does the Sprint network work in Phoenix? I ask because Republic Wireless runs off Sprint and I wanted to know.

Republic is terrible...check daleys frugal communications guide

That's a good article. Gets my head buzzing with ideas. I may make a video guide some day...
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on September 20, 2017, 03:22:16 PM
Come to the meetup on Sunday and let's talk.  :)
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: humesapprentice on September 20, 2017, 06:26:31 PM
Come to the meetup on Sunday and let's talk.  :)

Sadly I have to work Sunday. Am free on Saturday's and Sunday's, so let me know first if you guys do anything then!
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: Lance Hiruma on September 21, 2017, 10:57:45 AM
Come to the meetup on Sunday and let's talk.  :)

When and where?
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on September 21, 2017, 03:33:25 PM
See geodude's entry above.  Noon on this Sunday, 24th, at the Tempe Mexican Restaurant on Mill.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: Lance Hiruma on September 22, 2017, 12:20:00 PM
2pm?
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: Travis on September 22, 2017, 12:52:25 PM
Put me down as a "maybe."  I should have a firm answer tonight.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: Lance Hiruma on September 22, 2017, 02:27:34 PM
Put me down as a "maybe."  I should have a firm answer tonight.

Is there an attendees list?
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on September 23, 2017, 12:17:12 PM
I was thinking he told me noon, but we do usually meet at 2pm.  I'll ask him if he doesn't show up here soon.  Attendees list?  That is way too organized.  It took us a year to find a place to meet, and it ends up closed about half the time we try.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: geodude on September 23, 2017, 12:41:16 PM
So I'm going ahead and calling a meetup on Sep 24th at noon.

Restaurant Mexico
423 S Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281

This spot:

https://goo.gl/maps/vWP8Uo86UhB2

If anything weird happens we'll just move it across the street to some other random restaurant, as we did last time.

So if you get there and the door's closed just check back on the forum here.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: Lance Hiruma on September 23, 2017, 02:04:45 PM
cool.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: Travis on September 24, 2017, 12:56:19 PM
We're running behind on some other stuff this morning, not sure if we're going to make it. If we're not too late, what's the parking situation there?
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on September 24, 2017, 01:02:42 PM
I park in the lot just past the restaurant, $2/hr.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: FrugalZony on October 24, 2017, 01:08:56 PM
We have been thinking about a meetup down in Mesa on the first or second weekend in November.
Wondering what would work best for people.
The place we are at has outdoor space with BBQs  or if the weather is crappy, there's indoor space as well.

Can we get a count of people, who are willing to head to Mesa?
Cross streets are Lindsay and Main

Once I know which days will work best, we can figure out, wether we'll do a coffee and snacks late morning thing or afternoon BBQ/Potluck type thing.
Open for either, just chime in!
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on October 24, 2017, 01:36:56 PM
I'm in.  Let me know when.  I'll even try to bring something edible.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: LaineyAZ on October 24, 2017, 02:01:15 PM
First weekend would work for me.  I'm out of town the second weekend.
Thanks,
Lainey
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: Travis on October 24, 2017, 07:20:02 PM
We might be able to make that.  First Saturday for us.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: Deanna_Phoenix_Life_Unscripted on October 25, 2017, 11:30:18 AM
My husband and I are in! 
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: Lance Hiruma on October 26, 2017, 09:44:38 AM
Nov 4th should work for me too.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: geodude on October 26, 2017, 07:45:22 PM
I'll be there.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: Lance Hiruma on October 27, 2017, 10:10:13 AM
I'll be there.
Awesome. Is Shadowmoss coming?
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on October 27, 2017, 02:29:56 PM
Absolutely!
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: Lance Hiruma on October 28, 2017, 06:04:58 PM
What kinda food do you want us to bring? Something to BBQ or cooked stuff?
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: FrugalZony on October 30, 2017, 11:47:50 AM
Hello everyone!!
Glad to see so much interest!
Let's plan on November 4th then!

Location is Lindsay and Main in Mesa.

What does everyone thing about a late morning brunch type thing?

I will be back in Phoenix on the 1st and will reserve some shaded outdoor space for us.
In case it rains or gets too hot, I'll see if we can get something inside.

I could bring, coffee, tea and water. Plus a breakfast casserole, possbily something sweet as well.

We are full time RVers (this meetup will be at the clubhouse of the RV resort), so we only have limited silverware and plates ;)
It would be great, if everyone could just bring a plate and cup and maybe something small to share.

Unless you guys prefer BBQ, then I'll try and get that outdoor area that has the BBQs, possibly for later in the day then.

Let me know what you all think and I'll reserve the space accordingly.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on October 30, 2017, 03:02:24 PM
My vote is, as usual, as little fuss as possible.  My contribution will most likely be a cheese tray from Fry's.  At least you are heading off the 'hmmm, there are no glasses or mugs in this community room' so geodude won't have to drink water by pouring it into his mouth from the jug like the last one I hosted.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: LaineyAZ on October 30, 2017, 06:49:20 PM
My first choice for Sat 4th would be late morning brunch, but I am flexible.  I'll bring some type of fruit dish, plus I have some paper plates from a giant Costco buy so I'll bring extra of those.
Thanks!
Lainey
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: Lance Hiruma on November 01, 2017, 05:42:09 PM
Flexible on time as well.
I probably will get something like a hummus plate from Trader Joe or Fry's.

What is the name of the RV Park though?
I am not familiar with that areas..
Is it Coronado or Mesa Spirit or?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: Deanna_Phoenix_Life_Unscripted on November 03, 2017, 09:04:45 AM
Mesa Spirit 3020 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85213 
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on November 03, 2017, 10:08:20 AM
Come in off Main Street, across from the U-Haul place.  Your gps may take you to another entrance, but it is a locked gate unless you are a resident.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: Lance Hiruma on November 03, 2017, 10:47:11 AM
Awesome. Around what time?
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: FrugalZony on November 03, 2017, 11:43:09 AM
OK, everyone, I just reserved the space.
They have something going on inside, so we got outdoor space. But given the current weather that's nice and it's shaded.

The address is
3020 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85213
Make sure you come in from the Main ST entrance
If a guard is present, tell them you are meeting friends at the
BBQ area near the pool unit#1

He'll give you directions on where to park.
The BBQ area is right by the clubhouse, real easy to find.

Let's meet around 11 am

I'll have a sign on the table so you'll find us once in the area.

I'll bring Water and Coffee, but have decided against the casserole, as I am way behind on things.
I'll most likely bring some purchased baked goods (you can revoke my MMM licence for that ;) )

Looking forward to seeing everyone.
I'll cross post in the FB groups as well.

Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: Lance Hiruma on November 05, 2017, 05:28:55 AM

It was uber awesome to meet everyone, what a fun gathering!
Great conversation with the like-minded and we are happy to be part of the local community and movement.
Ample thanks to FrugalZony for hosting.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: FrugalZony on November 05, 2017, 10:13:18 AM

It was uber awesome to meet everyone, what a fun gathering!
Great conversation with the like-minded and we are happy to be part of the local community and movement.
Ample thanks to FrugalZony for hosting.
So nice to meet you Dean Hedlund!

Thanks to everyone for coming! I had a great time visiting with you all!
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: cloacakid on November 06, 2017, 12:02:29 PM
Hello Everyone,
I'm pretty bummed I missed the post about the latest event. I recently moved back to Phoenix and I'd love to meet up with likeminded folks if there is another event coming up?

Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: Deanna_Phoenix_Life_Unscripted on November 06, 2017, 01:32:29 PM
So nice to meet everyone!  So many great ideas and great conversations!  It helped me so much on my purging journey.

Thank you for organizing & hosting FrugalZony!  You are so easy to talk to :)
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: FrugalZony on December 02, 2017, 02:20:28 PM
Hey guys, anyone up for a December Meetup?
If we wanted to do similar setup as last time, I really only have Dec 9 or 23 available at this time.
We alternatively could do a dinner thing at a more central location in a restaurant, but I prefer to avoid these in December because things are so crowded.
I am happy to host an evening thing too at the previous location if that's not too much of a drive for people.

Just let me know!
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Post by: shadowmoss on December 02, 2017, 08:15:33 PM
I prefer the 9th, but the 23rd is my birthday.  I'll be around whichever.
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Post by: Lance Hiruma on December 02, 2017, 09:06:16 PM
We can't on the 9th, but 23rd is open. Should we have a birthday party?
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Post by: geodude on December 03, 2017, 12:13:13 AM
I can do the 9th. Leaving town the 13th.
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Post by: geodude on December 05, 2017, 03:51:34 PM
I'm going to go ahead and call one for Saturday, Dec 9th at 10am at the Panera/Paradise Bakery in Tempe Marketplace.

Y'all can have another one after I'm gone if you like.

2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281

PM me and/or check back on here if you cannot find us.
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Post by: shadowmoss on December 05, 2017, 05:42:39 PM
I'll be there.  If y'all want to helpe celebrate my birthday on the 23rd, we can check to see if the Mexican restaurant is open that day as well.
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Post by: FrugalZony on December 05, 2017, 06:12:15 PM
Yay, I am in. Not sure if TDA will crawl out of bed in time ;)
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Post by: tj on December 05, 2017, 06:47:34 PM
I'm going to go ahead and call one for Saturday, Dec 9th at 10am at the Panera/Paradise Bakery in Tempe Marketplace.

Y'all can have another one after I'm gone if you like.

2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281

PM me and/or check back on here if you cannot find us.

No idea what any of you look like, but I'll try to make it. That's super close to me. :D
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Post by: Lance Hiruma on December 05, 2017, 08:48:01 PM
On the 9th, I have an event at 8am, a party at 11:30am and then another party at 5:30pm.
If I manage in between, I will try to swing by.
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Post by: LaineyAZ on December 06, 2017, 09:45:43 PM
Darn it,
We're having a yard sale this Sat. morning.  And then all leftovers are going straight to Goodwill, of course.
It's a multi-family sale and fundraiser for a widow in the family. 

Happy holidays to all and catch you at the next one. 

fyi, if you're into celebrating solstice, here's a free event at the Irish Cultural Center downtown on Thurs Dec. 21st:   http://www.azirish.org/winter-solstice/

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Post by: shadowmoss on December 09, 2017, 10:10:00 AM
I think I am at the Tempe marketplace Panera sitting in a booth near the register.  This area is confusing.
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Post by: Travis on January 03, 2018, 03:04:04 PM
Happy New Year everyone. We're back in town and not going anywhere for a while. Hope everyone's holiday went well, looking forward to seeing everyone in the future!
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Post by: Stiks471 on January 03, 2018, 07:37:16 PM
Any accountant recommendations in Scottsdale? My current one doesn't believe you can max out 401k and traditional IRA. He says the limit is combined for both and capped at 18k.
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Post by: FrugalZony on January 03, 2018, 09:26:25 PM
Any accountant recommendations in Scottsdale? My current one doesn't believe you can max out 401k and traditional IRA. He says the limit is combined for both and capped at 18k.
I'd message geodude here on the forums, if he can't help, he'll probably know someone.
Happy New Year everyone. We're back in town and not going anywhere for a while. Hope everyone's holiday went well, looking forward to seeing everyone in the future!
Welcome back!
We are heading back out on Monday, so won't be around for a little while.
The Choose FI folks have something going on later this month, I believe.

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Post by: geodude on February 01, 2018, 03:06:33 PM
How's about a meetup on Saturday, February 10 at 5PM, at the Panera in Tempe Marketplace?

2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281
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Post by: shadowmoss on February 01, 2018, 04:29:37 PM
I'm probably in.  I may an open ended offer to pick someone up at the airport, but if that happens it should be before then.
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Post by: LaineyAZ on February 01, 2018, 04:48:57 PM
I can be there.  I think I even have a gift card to Panera, so it will be a freebie, too!
Lainey
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Post by: Travis on February 01, 2018, 05:47:29 PM
Need to double check schedule, but pencil me in.
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Post by: McGrorty on February 05, 2018, 10:04:09 AM
I will be there!
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Post by: tj on February 05, 2018, 04:55:20 PM
Someone mentioned in the FB group about siging up for Panrea and getting free offers. I got 2 weeks of free coffee. Of course, I don't drink coffee. Hopefully I get a couple weeks of free bagels at some point.
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Post by: shadowmoss on February 09, 2018, 07:18:43 PM
Realized this morning I had triple booked for this afternoon.  I put the others off, so will be there tomorrow afternoon.  Hope to see some more of you there.
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Post by: GingerMustache on February 09, 2018, 10:10:16 PM
Nice! Happen to be in town (from San Diego, CA) for the Az game fair in Mesa. I'm going to try to make it tomorrow to meet you'll!
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Post by: GingerMustache on February 10, 2018, 04:57:50 PM
Here! I'm on the redhead wearing a black hoodie.
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Post by: Lance Hiruma on March 02, 2018, 10:46:55 AM
I missed the meet up, was on vacation for 3 weeks. Hope it was fun and will try to make it to the next one.
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Post by: shadowmoss on March 02, 2018, 10:59:57 AM
Let's meet at Panera again, either Saturday, March 10, or March 17.  I don't know when spring break is or other times lots of folks will be gone, so let me know.  I'm open to other dates as long as it is before March 19 as I'm leaving town for a week on the 20th.  We can meet it 1PM or 5PM, or let me know what works best for most.
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Post by: Travis on March 02, 2018, 11:30:19 AM
We're out of town on the 17th. We can do the 10th.
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Post by: Lance Hiruma on March 02, 2018, 03:37:21 PM
I can do 03/10 as well as long as it is after 1pm.
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Post by: shadowmoss on March 02, 2018, 05:02:07 PM
Unless there is a lot of others who need something different, we will go with 3/10 at 5PM.  Unless you want it a bit earlier?
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Post by: Lance Hiruma on March 05, 2018, 12:29:47 PM
I am good with 5pm...
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Post by: shadowmoss on March 07, 2018, 10:23:03 AM
Bumping to remind folks we are getting together at Panera in Tempe marketplace this Saturday at 5pm.  All are welcome.
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Post by: shadowmoss on March 10, 2018, 12:58:40 PM
Don't forget about the meetup at 5pm today at Panera in Tempe Marketplace.  I'll check here to see if anyone gets lost.
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Post by: Lance Hiruma on March 12, 2018, 10:23:06 AM
It was fun seeing everyone, ample thanks to Shadowmoss for organizing the event.
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Post by: ChesterT on April 08, 2018, 10:40:49 PM
Hi - I'm a new Mustachian in Phoenix, just wanted to say hi in case there is another meetup in the future :)
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Post by: shadowmoss on April 09, 2018, 11:45:36 AM
Things tend to slow down in the summer as some.of us abandon the Valley for cooler temperatures.  We could have another one soon, though, if anyone wants to call it.  I'll come back if I'm nit committed someplace else.
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Post by: tj on August 15, 2018, 05:37:07 PM
Someone mentioned in the FB group about siging up for Panrea and getting free offers. I got 2 weeks of free coffee. Of course, I don't drink coffee. Hopefully I get a couple weeks of free bagels at some point.

I actually got a free MONTH of bagels for August, but I've yet to use it.
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Post by: geodude on September 05, 2018, 01:33:56 PM
Calling a meetup Sunday, Sep 16th at 11am at the Panera/Paradise Bakery in Tempe Marketplace.

2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281

PM me and/or check back on here if you cannot find us.
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Post by: shadowmoss on September 05, 2018, 01:38:06 PM
I'll be there.
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Post by: ChesterT on September 05, 2018, 09:43:59 PM
I'm in!
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Post by: Travis on September 08, 2018, 09:45:55 PM
Put us down as a strong maybe!
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Post by: nighthalk on September 14, 2018, 03:43:24 PM
put us down, i have been watching the forum for a bit, finally jumping into the pool
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Post by: ChesterT on September 16, 2018, 09:49:30 PM
That was great fun - so good to meet you all! Hope we can meet up again sometime soon :)
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Post by: Lance Hiruma on October 12, 2018, 09:26:27 AM
I was out of town and could not make the last meetup.
This Saturday there is a ChooseFI facebook meeting up at Singh Meadows Tempe at 9:30 am.
It is a good local group to join and talk about FI and MMM.
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Post by: Travis on October 12, 2018, 08:48:02 PM
I was out of town and could not make the last meetup.
This Saturday there is a ChooseFI facebook meeting up at Singh Meadows Tempe at 9:30 am.
It is a good local group to join and talk about FI and MMM.

It was postponed on account of the potential weather.
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Post by: sonomadog on October 23, 2018, 11:19:28 AM
I live in Tucson and am game for a meet up. When's the next one?
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Post by: GuitarBrian on November 02, 2018, 01:43:04 AM
I'm in town until early December... I'll be watching for a meetup!
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Post by: shadowmoss on November 02, 2018, 01:02:24 PM
How about November 17, Saturday, at Panera's in Tempe again?  I'm just throwing this out to get discussion started.
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Post by: shadowmoss on November 02, 2018, 01:03:25 PM
How about Saturday, November 17 at Panera's in Tempe again?  I'm just throwing this out to get some discussion started.
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Post by: FrugalZony on November 03, 2018, 09:52:45 AM
I was going to suggest Sunday 11th.
Thinking about hosting here in Mesa, but Panera will work as well.
Not too early though, would prefer 2ish.
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Post by: Travis on November 03, 2018, 11:47:36 AM
I was going to suggest Sunday 11th.
Thinking about hosting here in Mesa, but Panera will work as well.
Not too early though, would prefer 2ish.

I'm on board with this.  My wife has Sat/Sun morning commitments that makes her miss most of these.
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Post by: shadowmoss on November 03, 2018, 11:51:42 AM
I'm good with 11th at Mesa.  2ish sounds.good as I'll be driving down from Payson.
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Post by: geodude on November 04, 2018, 11:55:10 AM
I'll be there
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Post by: Lance Hiruma on November 04, 2018, 01:58:55 PM
We have a morning event but will try to be there.
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Post by: FrugalZony on November 04, 2018, 07:54:53 PM
OK, awesome!
I'll see tomorrow if I can reserve us a spot (like the one we had last time) and will let you know exact location.
If not, we can always still pick Panera or so.
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Post by: FrugalZony on November 05, 2018, 02:35:15 PM
OK, we have a spot!

Sunday 11/11 at 2pm at
Mesa Spirit RV Resort
3020 E Main in Mesa, AZ
Ramada Pool #1

Those of you who came last time, that's exactly the same spot as last time.
I'll try to have a Sign of some sort.


I'll have chips and water, possibly a cake as well.
Please byo drinks and maybe a snack to share.


When you get to the main gate at 3020 E Main, there may be a security guard,
just let them know you are meeting friends at Pool #1 Ramada

If you want to message me for my phone number, feel free to do that.
I'll try and monitor this thread the day of as well!

Looking forward to seeing everyone again!!
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Post by: GuitarBrian on November 06, 2018, 04:02:32 AM
This kills me! I only have one thing planned while I am here... One thing! This weekend, I'll be up in Wickenburg for the bluegrass festival... And on Sunday I'll be competing in the guitar contest. So it looks like I'll miss the meetup. Maybe I'll have better luck in the spring.
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Post by: shadowmoss on November 06, 2018, 10:35:52 AM
Ok, I'll show up at Paneras the next Sunday.  Who says we can't have a Meetup two weeks in a row.  I'd like to hear what you've been up to, and this time if year any excuse to head to the Valley is a winner.
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Post by: GuitarBrian on November 06, 2018, 08:45:10 PM
Ok, I'll show up at Paneras the next Sunday.  Who says we can't have a Meetup two weeks in a row.  I'd like to hear what you've been up to, and this time if year any excuse to head to the Valley is a winner.

Hahah, OK... Let me know :)
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Post by: FrugalZony on November 07, 2018, 03:09:53 PM
This kills me! I only have one thing planned while I am here... One thing! This weekend, I'll be up in Wickenburg for the bluegrass festival... And on Sunday I'll be competing in the guitar contest. So it looks like I'll miss the meetup. Maybe I'll have better luck in the spring.

Sorry Brian, I wasn't aware that this date would not work for you.

I'll keep the 11/11 one for now, as I cross posted in several places and don't want to confuse people.

There were several folks in the FB group interested in another one. How long will you be in town for?
I'd be happy to call another one (or attend one, that someone else is organising). We'll be here through Jan 1, but will be out of town Dec 12-27
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Post by: shadowmoss on November 07, 2018, 06:42:15 PM
I am also open as far as when I can show up so if someone has a date.tharnworks.for them, speak up.  I will be there on Sunday as well.
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Post by: 2Saving4Life on November 10, 2018, 12:30:41 PM
We'll be there for the meet up this Sunday the 11th.  Looking forward to meeting everyone. 

We'd be up for attending a few more meet ups while we are here in the area.
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Post by: Lance Hiruma on November 10, 2018, 02:58:00 PM
Well, we are unable to make it now, next time.
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Post by: GuitarBrian on November 10, 2018, 11:16:08 PM
I'll be here until Dec 5th. Not sure what is happening around Thanksgiving, but other than that... I'll be here :)
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Post by: Travis on November 11, 2018, 02:06:54 PM
There's a mustache on the gate.
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Post by: shadowmoss on November 11, 2018, 08:43:56 PM
There will be a Meetup at Paneras in Tempe Marketplace next Sunday at 2pm.  More details when I'm on the computer and not my phone.
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Post by: FrugalZony on November 11, 2018, 09:52:50 PM
Thanks to everyone who came today!
It was awesome meeting you all!
I have had a couple of requests over in the FB group for another one, so I'll be looking into early December
and will post once we know!
If anyone else wants to call that, somewhere else, I'll be game too.
I know Mesa is ways out for many of you!
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Post by: shadowmoss on November 12, 2018, 07:52:10 AM
Ok, dates and address:  Next Sunday, November 18, at Paneras in Tempe Marketplace, 2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281 at (around?) 2pm.

We tend to have more folks around between snowbirds and school breaks in November and December so it makes sense to have more frequent meetups.  Also schedules can be difficult to line up this time of year.
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Post by: shadowmoss on November 15, 2018, 06:03:47 PM
Reminder!  Meetup on Sunday at Paneras in Tempe Marketplace, 2000 Rio Saldo Pkwy at 2pm.  I'll be there, hopefully others will as well.
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Post by: Travis on November 15, 2018, 08:02:37 PM
Reminder!  Meetup on Sunday at Paneras in Tempe Marketplace, 2000 Rio Saldo Pkwy at 2pm.  I'll be there, hopefully others will as well.

I don't think we'll be there this time. We were offered free tickets to the Cardinals game and it'll be my son's first football game.
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Post by: shadowmoss on November 17, 2018, 07:00:19 PM
Football before meetups?!?  Well, ok.

Tomorrow is the Arizona Ironman.  I will be threading my way down part of the route coming down from Payson.  Be aware that things may be a bit chaotic.

Tomorrow at Tempe Marketplace at 2:00.
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Post by: GuitarBrian on November 17, 2018, 08:30:51 PM
I'll be there :)
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Post by: FrugalZony on November 17, 2018, 09:24:10 PM
I have an event to attend in the morning and then will head back home to get DH, before heading over to Tempe.
Considering that, plus traffic, we might be late, but we are planning on being there!
Looking forward to seeing you all.
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Post by: shadowmoss on November 18, 2018, 02:06:07 PM
We are inside, a couple of us here so far.
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Post by: FrugalZony on November 29, 2018, 04:10:14 PM
Thinking about having another meetup at the RV resort in Mesa on either Sat 8 or Sunday 9.
If we can do an afternoon thing, like 1:30 or 2ish, I can get that outside area again.
Anyone up for this?
Any preference regarding Sat or Sun?

Some people suggested last time that we could BBQ instead of bringing snacks,
which is fine by me. The BBQs are there, we tested them yesterday, so they work.
But we all literally have to bring EVERYTHING, as this is a common area that has no supplies
and we don't have plates and stuff for a bunch of folks.

I am happy to do either.
Will head to the activity office to make a reservation tomorrow.
Let me know if there's date preference between 8 or 9th.
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Post by: shadowmoss on November 29, 2018, 04:19:11 PM
I'm now back in the Valley as of today.  Either date works.
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Post by: ChesterT on November 29, 2018, 09:51:31 PM
I'm also game for either day. BBQ sounds nice, but snacks are always good (is Mustsnackianism a real thing? If so, I'd read that blog, too!) See ya'll again soon! :)
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Post by: FrugalZony on December 01, 2018, 12:00:47 PM
Mustsnackianism is a movement, I could totally get behind!!

Let's plan on a NON BBQ then and just hang and snack.

I have had something come up on the 8th, so now would prefer the 9th, if that's ok with you guys.

The people at the resort have been a bit difficult with letting me make a reservation this time (they now want deposits and stuff),
so I have to go back on Monday to sort it out.

Let's plan on Sunday 9th at 1:30 in Mesa.

Depending on how many we are, we can just meet at our spot instead or I'll see if I can get the common area worked out.
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Post by: shadowmoss on December 01, 2018, 05:44:27 PM
My experience living there was that as more of the regular residents came back the more the rules were adhered to for the common spaces. 
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Post by: FrugalZony on December 03, 2018, 06:23:55 PM
I am an idiot, I totally forgot I already had a commitment on the 9th.
Looking to see if I can wiggle stuff around on the Saturday instead.
If not, we'll have to figure out something else. Duh, sorry!
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Post by: FrugalZony on December 03, 2018, 11:55:08 PM
Ok, it's on for Saturday.
Let's say 1:30 on Sat. 8th in Mesa.

Can I get a headcount, so we can decide whether to reserve a common area or stay at our spot.

Cross Streets are Lindsay and Main.
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Post by: shadowmoss on December 04, 2018, 10:21:08 AM
I'll be there.
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Post by: 2Saving4Life on December 04, 2018, 07:28:56 PM
We won't be able to make Saturday work, but have fun and we'll see everyone at the next one. 
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Post by: ChesterT on December 04, 2018, 08:44:59 PM
I'm in - thanks for putting this together
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Post by: FrugalZony on December 07, 2018, 08:50:57 PM
OK, we'll see you all tomorrow then.
1:30 We are in spot A175, towards the back of the park, a good way past the community center, where we met last time
Message me if you are lost.

If you have a foldable chair, please bring it and bring a snack to share if you'd like.
I think we'll be a pretty small group, but we can always go to a common area if we run out of space.
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Post by: howaboutabrew on February 26, 2019, 06:42:25 PM
Hey Phoenix Mustachians! My wife and I recently moved back to Phoenix and we're thrilled to be learning more about this lifestyle and FI. Excited for any future meetups - in the meantime if anyone wants to get together for a drink and trade secrets, we'd love to.

We're in Central/ Uptown/ 16th St and Bethany Home area.

Cheers!
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Post by: GuitarBrian on February 27, 2019, 06:12:09 PM
I'll be in town for the next week (until March 9th) if someone wants to call a meetup...
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Post by: shadowmoss on February 27, 2019, 07:18:22 PM
Saturday, Mar 2, 1pm?  At Panera in Tempe?  That is the usual place, address is upthread.  Im on my phone so can't copy paste easily.  I'm open to other times if I mis remembered the optimal times.
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Post by: ChesterT on February 27, 2019, 09:15:48 PM
I'm in for that!
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Post by: nighthalk on February 28, 2019, 07:20:13 PM
We will be there.
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Post by: shadowmoss on March 02, 2019, 12:12:13 PM
On my way to the Meetup.  I finally made a sign, bright pink with MMM on it.  I may be inside if it starts raining
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Post by: ChesterT on March 02, 2019, 12:59:36 PM
Ummm, I read the time wrong, so I will be late, but I am going to head there anyway. If I'm too late, I will see ya'll next time :)
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Post by: shadowmoss on March 02, 2019, 01:03:09 PM
I'm inside in the main area.  I'll hang as long as needed.
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Post by: howaboutabrew on March 02, 2019, 07:57:37 PM
Well, I missed all this... wasn't getting email notifications on forum replys for some reason. Hope everyone had fun, we'll have to catch you all at the next one!
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Post by: GuitarBrian on March 03, 2019, 11:16:34 AM
I missed it! I ended up spending all day yesterday working up on a roof and didn't see this until now. I'll have to catch you all in April :)
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Post by: shadowmoss on March 03, 2019, 11:44:09 AM
Call a Meetup when and where you want to show up.  😎
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Post by: Valvore on April 10, 2019, 10:19:20 AM
Hi Everyone! I never looked on the meet up thread before and I love talking about FIRE plans so I thought I'd set a meet up to meet some like minded folks.

It looks like Panera worked last time so I'll keep it there, but I think Tempe beach park could be fun if we want to move it.

Sunday, April 28, 2109 at 1pm Rescheduled
Panera Bread - Tempe Marketplace, 2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281[/b][/size]

I hope someone shows up. I would really like to make some FIRE friends in real life. :)
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Post by: shadowmoss on April 10, 2019, 11:47:35 AM
I will most likely be there.  Post again a couple of days before to remind everyone.
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Post by: howaboutabrew on April 15, 2019, 03:17:44 PM
Howdy! We are likewise excited to talk with other like-minded folks, as we're tired of blank stares from friends! We can't make this one however, but it would be cool if this could turn into some kind of monthly thing. Cheers!
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Post by: geodude on April 15, 2019, 08:53:36 PM
Won't be able to make this one, will be out of town that weekend.
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Post by: Valvore on April 16, 2019, 08:59:05 AM
If not enough folks can make it, maybe we will reschedule. For right now we are still on for April 28th but please reply if you can make it or not. Thanks!
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Post by: McGrorty on April 23, 2019, 08:28:18 AM
I can't make it at that time.  I can do anytime on Saturday (27th), or on Sunday before noon.

In other news, I am also tired of people thinking that I'm a weird minimalist that hates fun...
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Post by: shadowmoss on April 23, 2019, 11:10:59 AM
Just post where it will be and when, I'll show up.
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Post by: Valvore on April 24, 2019, 11:44:00 AM
April 28 meetup canceled

Hey guys, only one person was able to make it this Sunday (You rock @shadowmoss ) So I think we should reschedule. I would like to meet as many of you guys as possible. :D

Preference for Saturday, May 11 or Saturday, May 18? Let me know!

@McGrorty @geodude @howaboutabrew @ChesterT @nighthalk @GuitarBrian @FrugalZony @DeanHedlund @LaineyAZ @Travis @tj
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: howaboutabrew on April 24, 2019, 12:56:44 PM
My summer is pretty busy, neither May dates work for me, although my wife may attend if she’s available. Otherwise evenings of May 1-3 work for us!
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: McGrorty on April 24, 2019, 05:00:33 PM
My vote is for the 18th.  I will be out of town on the 11th.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: geodude on April 25, 2019, 02:41:14 AM
We can probably do the 18th
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on April 25, 2019, 07:36:15 PM
I'm good until the week before Memorial day.  Just let me know when.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: tj on April 28, 2019, 01:51:05 PM
April 28 meetup canceled

Hey guys, only one person was able to make it this Sunday (You rock @shadowmoss ) So I think we should reschedule. I would like to meet as many of you guys as possible. :D

Preference for Saturday, May 11 or Saturday, May 18? Let me know!

@McGrorty @geodude @howaboutabrew @ChesterT @nighthalk @GuitarBrian @FrugalZony @DeanHedlund @LaineyAZ @Travis @tj

I moved. Join ChooseFI Phoenix on Facebook. It's pretty active.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: nighthalk on May 07, 2019, 08:37:25 AM
are we doing the 18th? is anyone going to call it official?
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: Valvore on May 10, 2019, 09:09:22 AM
@nighthalk

I don't want to call it becasue I'm 50/50 if I can make it. Would you like to call it? :D
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: nighthalk on October 28, 2019, 09:23:39 AM
Time for another meetup for us? weekends of November 9th and 16th are ideal for me.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on October 28, 2019, 12:15:38 PM
I'm in whichever.  Still up in Payson till the end of November but i come down to the warmth for any excuse at all.  @FrugalZony  was talking about a meetup sometime as well
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: geodude on October 28, 2019, 12:27:02 PM
I'm game for the 9th.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: FrugalZony on October 28, 2019, 04:57:12 PM
I'm busy on the 9th in the afternoon and evening, so no go for me unless it's a later morning type thing
open on 10, 16 and 17.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: geodude on October 28, 2019, 06:21:04 PM
10th would be good for me too.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on October 28, 2019, 08:12:15 PM
I'm good whenever.  Where?
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: FrugalZony on October 28, 2019, 10:36:15 PM
If you guys are willing to come all the way out here, I'd be happy to host at the common area at our place again (Mesa, Lindsay and Main), but I am ok driving further West if that helps (Tempe Beachpark, Marketplace etc.)
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: McGrorty on October 30, 2019, 10:09:56 AM
9th or 10th both work for me.  I don't mind going to Mesa, but Tempe/Scottsdale is much closer.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: FrugalZony on October 31, 2019, 12:34:13 PM
Ok, then let's go for the known commodity, unless anyone has a better idea
https://locations.panerabread.com/az/tempe/2000-east-rio-salado-parkway.html

11 am on 10th November ok?
Whoever gets there first grabs a table
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on November 01, 2019, 06:14:29 AM
Putting it on my calendar.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: McGrorty on November 01, 2019, 08:19:32 AM
I'll be there!
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: FrugalZony on November 09, 2019, 11:49:52 PM
Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow morning.
I made a small Mustache sign so those who don't know anyone in the group can find us easier, I hope to remember to bring it!
See you all tomorrow
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: FrugalZony on November 13, 2019, 01:46:24 PM
Here's a new suggestion for a meetup
Playing with FIRE movie 9th December 7:30 in Mesa
https://www.tugg.com/events/playing-with-fire-b8s4

I'll also suggest another get together, as discussed last weekend, still trying to figure out when.
Probably towards end of November, or first weekend in December.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: FrugalZony on November 19, 2019, 03:49:22 PM
During the last meetup discussed having a get together at our place (public space at the place we stay for the winter).
Looking at my calendar that proves to be a challenge.
I could host something 1pm ish on 24th November, a Sunday or not until the 21st December (a Saturday)
It would be bring a snack to share, your own drink and hang out, chat.
Let me know if those dates would work for you guys.

If not suggest something more central and pick a place.
Week nights are starting to get pretty busy for me too now.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: shadowmoss on November 19, 2019, 06:40:43 PM
As always just let me know when and where.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: whereareweallgoing? on January 16, 2020, 08:49:54 AM
Hey all!  I'm new to MMM and I'm in the Phoenix area.  When is the next meeting?
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: nighthalk on January 20, 2020, 09:43:54 AM
just call for one if you want one asking if something works, some of us will for sure show up. try to give more than a week notice though heh.
Title: Re: Any Phoenicians here?
Post by: geodude on March 16, 2020, 10:43:56 PM
Wondering if any of you guys would have an apartment or something you're looking to rent out? Near the ASU Tempe campus, ideally. Willing to go a bit further if the price is right.