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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #50 on: May 09, 2014, 12:02:15 AM »
I have three assignments due on the 26th so I might have to give that a miss! I'm sure another one will happen later, though.

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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #51 on: May 09, 2014, 02:06:40 AM »
I can only do the 24th - and I'd love to meet up and chat - especially in the morning afternoon.

Would that be OK?
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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #52 on: May 10, 2014, 01:22:26 AM »
24th - where? I like the idea of dumplings.



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« Reply #53 on: May 10, 2014, 01:37:22 AM »
Shanghai Street (342 Little Bourke St) seems to be a contender (Matt and I both mentioned it in the previous page). Looks like they open from 11.30am, not sure if there will be a queue or not but we could give it a go?

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« Reply #54 on: May 10, 2014, 03:37:48 AM »
Sounds great to me - my day is open, so I don't mind exactly when we meet.
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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #55 on: May 10, 2014, 06:35:40 PM »
Cool! I've sent some PMs to other Melbourne people who have previously expressed interest, in case they are still keen but just haven't been following the thread.

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« Reply #56 on: May 10, 2014, 06:41:35 PM »
I'm good for the 24th, but is there any chance we can make it just a little later - say, around 12:30-1pm? I have something that morning that might make me late if it's at 11:30.

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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #57 on: May 10, 2014, 06:49:17 PM »
That's fine with me! I'm pretty much free for the whole day.

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« Reply #58 on: May 10, 2014, 07:00:18 PM »
Sounds good to me as well.
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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #59 on: May 13, 2014, 09:44:27 PM »
Well as the OP I'm pleased to see this taking off! Unfortunately I'm overseas until the end of July so hopefully this meet up is the first of many and I can sidle in on the action later. Have fun!

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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #60 on: May 15, 2014, 03:18:07 AM »
Hopefully you get back just in time before I leave Melbourne, Liz!

Okay should we lock in a time? Saturday May 24th, and does anyone have a preference for either 12.30pm or 1pm?

Also someone who indicated interest earlier in this thread I pm'ed to let them know something was happening, they pm'ed me back to ask if Shanghai Street Dumpling has any gluten-free dishes on their menu, LonerMatt would you happen to know? I've only been there once, so I'm not super familiar. I also suggested they pop in this thread with any other suggestions but haven't heard from them since, so I'm not sure if they're still interested.

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« Reply #61 on: May 15, 2014, 03:21:27 AM »
Okay should we lock in a time? Saturday May 24th, and does anyone have a preference for either 12.30pm or 1pm?
The earlier the better for me - but half an hour is not a big deal.



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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #62 on: May 17, 2014, 06:03:47 PM »
Hi all.

Hi limeandpepper: thanks again for the PM. Yep, I'm still interested, though my quick online check says there won't be anything gluten-free at a dumpling house. Boo. That's okay, I'll just do the ultimate Mustachian thing and just show up for a drink/jasmine tea and pass on the food. :)

12.30 Saturday works for me.

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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #63 on: May 17, 2014, 07:09:01 PM »
Yay, glad to see you join in, vjb! Do you have any suggestions for a gluten-free cheap eats place in Melbourne CBD? That dumpling place can get super busy so it's good to have a back-up in any case.

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« Reply #64 on: May 18, 2014, 12:14:55 AM »
Yay, glad to see you join in, vjb! Do you have any suggestions for a gluten-free cheap eats place in Melbourne CBD? That dumpling place can get super busy so it's good to have a back-up in any case.

Hmm, tricky. I don't often eat in the city unless I'm going fancy. For cheap eats in the past I've just hit Don Don and sat on the library lawn, but it's tiny and not necessarily a great place to have a chat. I see Huxtaburger has a CBD location now though, and burgers are $913; would that be a good backup place? (GF buns are $3 extra, but what's new.)

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« Reply #65 on: May 18, 2014, 04:20:02 AM »
Hopefully you get back just in time before I leave Melbourne, Liz!

Okay should we lock in a time? Saturday May 24th, and does anyone have a preference for either 12.30pm or 1pm?

Also someone who indicated interest earlier in this thread I pm'ed to let them know something was happening, they pm'ed me back to ask if Shanghai Street Dumpling has any gluten-free dishes on their menu, LonerMatt would you happen to know? I've only been there once, so I'm not super familiar. I also suggested they pop in this thread with any other suggestions but haven't heard from them since, so I'm not sure if they're still interested.

There are vegetable dishes - but the soy sauce might be an issue?
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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #66 on: May 18, 2014, 06:40:57 AM »
I'm happy with either your suggestions, vjb! If the weather is decent, sitting around on the library lawn would be pretty nice. :)

I guess for now let's lock in 12.30pm.

Should we meet outside Shanghai Street Dumpling (342 Little Bourke St) as per original plan, and then decide from there? Or is there a better place to gather together? And should we have some kind of "theme" to make it easier to identify one another? E.g. wearing certain colours / patterns, etc. Or if you can post what you will be wearing here. I, for one, might quite possibly walk in to the city, and thus be wearing my trusty Vibrams, that should make me easy to spot... :p

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« Reply #67 on: May 18, 2014, 03:11:47 PM »
I'm happy with either your suggestions, vjb! If the weather is decent, sitting around on the library lawn would be pretty nice. :)

I guess for now let's lock in 12.30pm.

Should we meet outside Shanghai Street Dumpling (342 Little Bourke St) as per original plan, and then decide from there? Or is there a better place to gather together? And should we have some kind of "theme" to make it easier to identify one another? E.g. wearing certain colours / patterns, etc. Or if you can post what you will be wearing here. I, for one, might quite possibly walk in to the city, and thus be wearing my trusty Vibrams, that should make me easy to spot... :p
I am definitely out of the fashion cycle - had to look up what Vibrams were! I will be wearing a quilted jacket and am short and dumpy. Meeting outside the Dumpling place sounds good to me.



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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #68 on: May 18, 2014, 03:43:28 PM »
I look like a rock and rock star.

I have no idea what I'll be wearing, but I can spot people with vibrams pretty easily.

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« Reply #69 on: May 18, 2014, 10:00:13 PM »
Okay, I'll look out for Vibrams, a person wearing a quilted jacket and a rock star. Pretty normal Melbs crowd. LOL.

I don't know what I'll wear, but I'll be riding my bike.

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« Reply #70 on: May 19, 2014, 12:38:57 AM »
...by my comment I mean I look like a tool.

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Meeting at the dumpling house?

As per gluten free food, there's always quality salads.
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« Reply #71 on: May 19, 2014, 03:23:56 AM »
...by my comment I mean I look like a tool.

:D

Meeting at the dumpling house?

As per gluten free food, there's always quality salads.

Oh no. Are you sure you couldn't try skinny jeans, tattoos and great hair instead? It's much easier to spot a rock star than a tool in MB!

Re: GF, yeah, Chinese places are notorious for putting wheat protein in everything, even salad dressing, but it's cool. Dumplings are so delicious, I don't wanna deprive you guys! :)

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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #72 on: May 19, 2014, 04:26:43 AM »
Meeting at the dumpling house?

Looks like it!

Dumplings are so delicious, I don't wanna deprive you guys! :)

Naw, you are so good to us selfish dumpling-eaters, vjb!

So excited to see you all in just a few days!! I hope the weather behaves. :D

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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #73 on: May 19, 2014, 06:19:46 AM »
I'll possibly be there! Look for the guy with a mountain man beard.

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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #74 on: May 19, 2014, 06:29:10 AM »
Oh yay, hope you can make it, Ascotillion! Looks like we might be quite an eclectic-looking group, haha!

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« Reply #75 on: May 19, 2014, 06:19:48 PM »
342 Little Bourke at 12:30. I will absolutely be there!! I'm not sure what I'll be wearing, but I'll bring a big, bright pink umbrella!

I can't wait to see everyone there!!

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« Reply #76 on: May 19, 2014, 06:22:18 PM »
So what are we up to now? Vibrams, a quilted jacket, a rock star/tool, a cyclist, a mountain man beard, and a pink umbrella? LOL

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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #77 on: May 22, 2014, 08:19:35 PM »
Just a reminder that this is happening tomorrow! :D

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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #78 on: May 23, 2014, 12:25:46 AM »
I am keeeeeeeeeeeeeen
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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #79 on: May 23, 2014, 06:38:31 AM »
I have too much work to do this weekend, I'm afraid! Count me out until the next one.

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« Reply #80 on: May 23, 2014, 06:43:16 AM »
Drat, but good luck with your assignments, Ascotillion!

So it looks like there will be 5 of us, thus far, if everyone else can still make it.

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« Reply #81 on: May 23, 2014, 06:56:11 PM »
It doesn't look like it's going to rain today, so I'm not bringing my pink umbrella and am instead wearing a maroon blazer. See you all soon!

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« Reply #82 on: May 23, 2014, 07:05:05 PM »
Cool! I'm about to leave the house.

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« Reply #83 on: May 23, 2014, 08:33:40 PM »
We're here! My husband decided to come along at the last minute. Doesn't look like anyone else is here yet!

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« Reply #84 on: May 24, 2014, 01:24:44 AM »
Thanks everyone it was brilliant to meet you all! :)

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« Reply #85 on: May 24, 2014, 01:33:01 AM »
I had a great time meeting all of you! We'll have to do this again. :)

P.S. I think we can all thank my Vibrams for bringing us together. :p

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« Reply #86 on: May 24, 2014, 04:02:35 AM »
Just got home - the hubby and I ended up seeing the new X-men in 3D (for free!) - but we enjoyed ourselves immensely! It was a little strange but  very lovely to meet everyone. And yes, if it weren't for L&P's Vibrams, we might never have met up!!

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« Reply #87 on: May 24, 2014, 11:18:01 PM »
Deb - The people I met up with were incredibly interested in the notion of your creating your own embroidered jackets.

One asked me "Would she be interested in making ME something?" and I had to explain that 'not-work' is kind of a priority around here.
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« Reply #88 on: May 25, 2014, 12:11:00 AM »
Oh! That's pretty cool. I didn't realise you'd made that jacket, Deb. That's awesome!!

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« Reply #89 on: May 25, 2014, 03:03:58 PM »
We had (or at least I had) a really fantastic time!!! Thanks everyone for meeting up!



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« Reply #90 on: May 26, 2014, 10:46:30 PM »
Just found this thread and realised I was a few days too late.
Will definitely be willing to go to the next one!

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« Reply #91 on: May 27, 2014, 05:01:17 AM »
Tough luck, potm! Don't worry-- we had a lot of fun, so I'm sure we'll have another!

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« Reply #92 on: May 27, 2014, 06:17:44 AM »
we had a lot of fun, so I'm sure we'll have another!

Very true, but we also seem to be a generally passive bunch. Haha. I know some people have mentioned that weekdays are good for them (since they're already in the CBD for work) so maybe we can make the next one on a weekday. Anyone else want to organise?? :p

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« Reply #93 on: May 27, 2014, 04:58:45 PM »
Very true, but we also seem to be a generally passive bunch. Haha. I know some people have mentioned that weekdays are good for them (since they're already in the CBD for work) so maybe we can make the next one on a weekday. Anyone else want to organise?? :p

But you did such a good job last time! That's it for life now, you know-- you are the official organiser for the Melbourne Mustachians. Or at least until you leave!

Weekdays are good for me as well, but lunch might be tricky for others who don't work in the CBD.

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« Reply #94 on: May 27, 2014, 06:31:45 PM »
But you did such a good job last time! That's it for life now, you know-- you are the official organiser for the Melbourne Mustachians. Or at least until you leave!

Weekdays are good for me as well, but lunch might be tricky for others who don't work in the CBD.

Haha! Weekday lunch is a bit tricky for me, but I can do weekday dinner. I'm okay with potentially missing one meet though, if lunch is better for everyone.

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« Reply #95 on: May 27, 2014, 10:40:32 PM »
Weekday dinner works for me.
Lunch is a bit harder to organise and there is limited time.

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« Reply #96 on: May 27, 2014, 10:45:03 PM »
Yeah, weekday dinners are probably better for me as well because I'd need some extra time to get there and I'd probably be looking at my watch the entire time! However, dinners are usually more expensive... any suggestions for a restaurant?

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Re: Melburnian Mustachians? (Australia)
« Reply #97 on: May 28, 2014, 01:02:36 AM »
Be Mustachian and have a BBQ/cookup.

Instead of 'Eat all the food in your house', it'll be 'eat all the food in someone ELSE'S house'.
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« Reply #98 on: May 28, 2014, 01:16:14 AM »
Be Mustachian and have a BBQ/cookup.

Instead of 'Eat all the food in your house', it'll be 'eat all the food in someone ELSE'S house'.

Great idea! Anyone living in the CBD who's willing to loan out their place? :p  Those of us who have met can vouch for each other that we're quite nice, normal people and safe to let in your house. ;)


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« Reply #99 on: May 28, 2014, 03:37:09 AM »
Be Mustachian and have a BBQ/cookup.

Instead of 'Eat all the food in your house', it'll be 'eat all the food in someone ELSE'S house'.


Great idea! Are you volunteering your house? ;)