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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #150 on: September 28, 2014, 02:32:45 PM »
Thanks for the meetup - it was fantastic to see you!

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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #151 on: October 04, 2014, 04:36:03 AM »
Oh dear, I forgot about this for a few weeks and I've missed one! Hopefully next time!

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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #152 on: January 31, 2015, 10:54:57 PM »
Hello Melbournians,

I know there's a few of us hanging around these boards so lets get a meetup happening!
We'll start of a rollcall of those interested.
Come along for good company, exciting financial discussion and fantasising about we will do when we are free.

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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #153 on: January 31, 2015, 11:05:38 PM »
Definitely still interested. The first time was fun! :)

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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #154 on: January 31, 2015, 11:52:54 PM »
I'm a train ride away.

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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #155 on: February 01, 2015, 03:18:19 PM »
I'm in!

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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #156 on: February 02, 2015, 03:59:43 AM »
I'd like to come.

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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #157 on: February 02, 2015, 08:30:24 AM »
I'm in Canada at the moment but back March 2nd! We should take advantage of good (/better) weather while it lasts, maybe do a potluck BBQ on the Yarra?

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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #158 on: February 03, 2015, 02:25:51 AM »
I am interested in everything.
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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #159 on: February 04, 2015, 02:52:03 AM »
In addition, let me run through some of the things I'll offer:

1. Stories (getting detained in China, chasing girls in Taiwan, Mildura, Warrnambool, Melbourne).
2. Quotes from teenagers
3. Exceptional knowledge of cashmere production
4. Possibly a dessert made by me, possible another dish
5. You can watch me play with my hair
6. We'll talk about LimeandPepper
7. People will complain about their jobs, I'll romanticize mine
8. Others will correct my thoughts about international economics
9. I'll correct others' thoughts about local education
10. Good times, laughs, and frivolity will be had
11. People can ask me why I want to go to Iran
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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #160 on: February 04, 2015, 03:31:11 AM »
Oh, there's an interview process?

1. You can make fun of my accent (redneck American)
2. You can guess whether I'm a dude with long hair, or a girl with facial hair (toss up, really)
3. Sadly, we ate all the bacon we brought with us (shhhhh), but I can bring some Kool-Aid.
4. I'll complain about how high the AUD was when we came over (and converted USD to AUD) and how low it is now that we'll be doing the reverse.
5. I can bore you about tales in Alaska. "Freezing" here means it's a bit chilly. Freezing in Fairbanks has a slightly different meaning.
6. When asked my occupation, I'll rotate between "Homemaker", "Second in Command", and "Oh god, is that Vegemite? GET THAT SPAWN OF SATAN HIMSELF AWAY FROM ME!!!!"

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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #161 on: February 04, 2015, 09:10:19 AM »
Wait, you brought bacon to Australia from the U.S.?! It was fine going through customs? I did not know this was a possibility, I might be bringing back some from Canada!

I can offer home brew (maybe just a taste depending on the number of thirsty Mustachians), tales from surviving two Canadian winters with thin Australian blood, how much I'm looking forward to earning coin after nearly a decade being a student, and how to successfully live off nothing while being a student for nearly a decade. Frugality tips galore!

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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #162 on: February 04, 2015, 10:39:16 AM »
In addition, let me run through some of the things I'll offer:

6. We'll talk about LimeandPepper

Obviously this will be the most scintillating part of the conversation, and not to be missed.

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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #163 on: February 04, 2015, 04:03:53 PM »
In addition, let me run through some of the things I'll offer:

6. We'll talk about LimeandPepper

Obviously this will be the most scintillating part of the conversation, and not to be missed.
Does that mean you'll come over for the day?

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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #164 on: February 04, 2015, 08:38:16 PM »
Hi All,

New to the forum, but the missus and I would be interested in the meet up. Been reading the blog for a while and we are new to Melbourne.

Missus and I follow the Mustachian way of life. Well she doesn't know she does but she seems happy to :)

I'll keep an eye out for whenever you pick a date!

Cheers
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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #165 on: February 04, 2015, 08:45:29 PM »
Wait, you brought bacon to Australia from the U.S.?! It was fine going through customs? I did not know this was a possibility, I might be bringing back some from Canada!
Actually, I think customs would take a pretty dim view of it. You will notice he said "shhhhh".

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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #166 on: February 05, 2015, 02:37:33 AM »
Wait, you brought bacon to Australia from the U.S.?! It was fine going through customs? I did not know this was a possibility, I might be bringing back some from Canada!

Canned meats are ok. They actually have canned bacon. What we brought was probably not technically allowed, but within the spirit of the rules. It was vacuum sealed cooked bacon. Shelf-stable, not raw. We did declare food, and said there were no fresh fruit/veggies, it was all packaged/processed food. They didn't bother checking (and we had a checked bag full of food, I took a picture to make other expats here jealous and it covered our whole table).

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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #167 on: February 05, 2015, 09:13:05 AM »
In addition, let me run through some of the things I'll offer:

6. We'll talk about LimeandPepper

Obviously this will be the most scintillating part of the conversation, and not to be missed.
Does that mean you'll come over for the day?


No, unless someone's paying for my return flight. :p

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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #168 on: February 06, 2015, 01:14:27 AM »
We need to start a rumours about LnP section.

"I heard she dropped out of a dance troop to pursue a career in high story window washing."
"No, that's not true, she left Malaysia after being implicated in a plot to radically raise the ringgit so she'd be rich."
"That's crap, but what IS true is that she once fixed a broken 1983 Commodore with a rubber band, swearing and expert knowledge of superglue."
"Dude, that's similar to the time she was in Burma and ended up playing Aung Sang Suu Kyi in a highly stylised Bollywood adaptation of her life."


Btw - 'spirit of the rules'? Lol what?

My experience with customs here is if you're white there will never be any trouble, even if you break the rules (avoided fines three times).

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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #169 on: February 07, 2015, 02:51:19 PM »
Me and my wife/kid should be able to come.

Hope I don't get in trouble for this being my first post...

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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #170 on: February 10, 2015, 11:41:31 PM »
Sounds good! I'm going to try not to miss this one :)

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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #171 on: February 11, 2015, 10:44:27 AM »
Awesome, seems like we're getting quite the crew together. Is there a general preference for weekends/evenings during the week? A weekend afternoon in March would suit me, before uni craziness sets in. Might be easiest to set up a couple of polls about a date and type of meet up. Any suggestions to start?

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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #172 on: February 12, 2015, 02:23:55 AM »
Weekdays would be good.

How about the 12th, or for weekends, the 14th?
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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #173 on: February 13, 2015, 04:12:37 AM »
Hmm, sounds good, just need to work out a date.

Assemble! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVlXYoVZHfA :)

I've been meaning to give Lentil As Anything a try, might be an alright spot for a meet up (although let's remember frugal vs cheap).
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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #174 on: February 13, 2015, 10:42:13 AM »
The Lentil as Anything in Abbotsford is right off the Capital City/Yarra bike trails, or accessible via Johnston St for all the cyclists (which is everyone right?!). I would be down for that, the convent has nice grounds so we can grab food then spread out somewhere, weather permitting. I was so disappointed to hear about them getting massively ripped off like that, especially from Rainbow Serpent festival folk who surely are all about love and peace.

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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #175 on: February 18, 2015, 09:37:17 PM »
Anywhere would work for us. Though 14th we wouldn't be able to make.

Cheers

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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #176 on: February 19, 2015, 04:58:09 PM »
This sounds like great fun! I'm just a newbie, surrounded by consumer friends and family, so I would love to meet some fellow Mustachians!
Great idea!
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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #177 on: February 20, 2015, 04:15:16 AM »
How about the 15th of March?
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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #178 on: February 21, 2015, 12:35:06 AM »
Ok 15th of March it is. Set the date so we can get this thing moving.

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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #179 on: February 22, 2015, 09:52:07 PM »
I might be able to do that, I know the missus cant.

Otherwise the weekend after we are free.

Cheers
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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #180 on: February 24, 2015, 11:55:16 AM »
15th works for me!

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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #181 on: March 12, 2015, 01:10:12 AM »
Is Lentil as Anything in Abbotsford on 15th March still on? I can come. What time are we meeting?

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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #182 on: March 13, 2015, 01:27:49 AM »
It's gone quiet - but I'm probably free.

We need a better method of communicating than this...

FB page?
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« Reply #183 on: March 13, 2015, 05:17:03 AM »
Yeah lets get our shit together. I'm free on the 15th March.
Lentil as anything in Abbotsford is open between these times:
Breakfast: 9 AM 11.30 AM
Lunch: 12 PM 4 PM
Dinner: 6 PM 9 PM
I'm free all these times. How about you guys?


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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #184 on: March 13, 2015, 02:37:54 PM »
Lunch sounds great to me! 12 noon? I have just sent PMs to 13 people about this. As you can only send to 10 at a time, three lucky ones were in the second message). Hopefully I will not be sitting there at noon all by myself!

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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #185 on: March 13, 2015, 03:40:40 PM »
I *should* be ok at noon, but might be a bit late. We'll see.
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« Reply #186 on: March 13, 2015, 09:45:54 PM »
I have no idea what happened, but at some point I stopped getting notifications - for this thread, for my journal, and for personal messages. By sheer luck I happened to see Deborah's message. Abbotsford is a little far for me, but I should be able to make it. What's the best way to get to Lentil As Anything from the CBD? Would a train to Abbotsford + walk the rest of the way be best?

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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #187 on: March 13, 2015, 10:13:51 PM »
The bus to Doncaster from Lonsdale or LaTrobe would be the most direct. 209/or something, used to ride there to get to a girl.
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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #188 on: March 13, 2015, 10:16:45 PM »
As I'm coming by car, I could probably pick you up (I will be coming from Bendigo in the morning) - I could pick you up from Glenferrie Station since I want to go to Haighs (or you could meet me at Haighs), and there is one quite close to that station. You are on that line aren't you? I have a feeling you are either on that line or in the North - and I could pick you up more-or-less on the way. Tell me a time and place.

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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #189 on: March 13, 2015, 10:56:41 PM »
What's the best way to get to Lentil As Anything from the CBD?

Bike :)

I'm sure there's buses from the city as well, or even walk from Victoria Park station (South Morang/Hurstbridge line). Unfortunately it's not all that close to the train/tram lines.

Here's the directions. :)

Also I should be there, but I might be late, midday on a weekend is early for me :)
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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #190 on: March 13, 2015, 11:03:04 PM »
Baring anything major, I should be there as well.

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« Reply #191 on: March 14, 2015, 12:24:53 AM »
Great! =) I'll see you guys there at ~12 and I'll bring Wildflame too. So that brings our little party up to 7.

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« Reply #192 on: March 14, 2015, 03:03:42 AM »
As I'm coming by car, I could probably pick you up (I will be coming from Bendigo in the morning) - I could pick you up from Glenferrie Station since I want to go to Haighs (or you could meet me at Haighs), and there is one quite close to that station. You are on that line aren't you? I have a feeling you are either on that line or in the North - and I could pick you up more-or-less on the way. Tell me a time and place.

Thanks, Deb! I'm actually on the Werribee line. But I'm quite looking forward to biking into the train station, and from there I should be able to just take a train to Flinders, switch to the South Morang line, and then I'll probably just walk from there. I thought of just biking from Fed Square, but I'm too scared to bike somewhere new!

Looking forward to seeing you all there.

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« Reply #193 on: March 14, 2015, 05:21:58 AM »
Hmm, I might be able to come. Depends on a few things. I've got a lot to do tomorrow and might have some unexpected guests coming.

See how it goes. I'll keep an eye out in this thread.

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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #194 on: March 14, 2015, 07:09:10 PM »
I'm here! Are you guys inside already? It occurs to me I won't recognise any of you (except Deb).

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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #195 on: March 14, 2015, 07:21:55 PM »
I just arrived. Also can only recognise Deb. Where are you Deborah?!

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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #196 on: March 14, 2015, 07:27:04 PM »
We're here in the queue at the front. I'm in a bluegreen hoodie and black/grey/white scarf. Killingspree is in a grey hoodie and has a blue rucksack.

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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #197 on: March 14, 2015, 07:31:20 PM »
I've just arrived, tshirt with a palm tree on it. Sorry I'm late :)

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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #198 on: March 14, 2015, 07:33:11 PM »
We're at the back of the queue right now!

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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #199 on: March 14, 2015, 07:33:56 PM »
We're now outside with food at table 37. Come join us if you don't have a spot yet =)