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Re: Camp Mustache Canada - 2017
« Reply #850 on: February 27, 2017, 03:27:56 PM »
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« Reply #851 on: February 27, 2017, 03:38:19 PM »
It might be logistically tough with work, but I couldn't resist anymore . . . I just emailed in my request for a spot at CMC 2017!!

Can't wait to see you all there!!!
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« Reply #852 on: February 27, 2017, 05:14:47 PM »
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God damn. I'm so on the fence about this. ;___; I want to. But also, like FrugalShrew said... LOGISTICS.
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« Reply #853 on: February 27, 2017, 05:15:55 PM »
It might be logistically tough with work, but I couldn't resist anymore . . . I just emailed in my request for a spot at CMC 2017!!

Can't wait to see you all there!!!

And then there were 5...

You came to North beach in Chicago last October - yes?

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« Reply #854 on: February 27, 2017, 05:18:14 PM »
It might be logistically tough with work, but I couldn't resist anymore . . . I just emailed in my request for a spot at CMC 2017!!

Can't wait to see you all there!!!

And then there were 5...

You came to North beach in Chicago last October - yes?

Hi G-dog! Yep, that was me!

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« Reply #855 on: February 27, 2017, 05:24:10 PM »
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God damn. I'm so on the fence about this. ;___; I want to. But also, like FrugalShrew said... LOGISTICS.
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A bit out of my way, or I'd pick you up, but I'm going to NYC after...so that also helps none. Do it anyways...find a way!

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« Reply #856 on: February 27, 2017, 05:25:55 PM »
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God damn. I'm so on the fence about this. ;___; I want to. But also, like FrugalShrew said... LOGISTICS.
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I am driving and picking up TheGoblinChief. Are you on that drive path?

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« Reply #857 on: February 27, 2017, 05:27:52 PM »
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God damn. I'm so on the fence about this. ;___; I want to. But also, like FrugalShrew said... LOGISTICS.
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I am driving and picking up TheGoblinChief. Are you on that drive path?
Where is TheGoblinChief? I'm in Wisconsin (Madison).
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« Reply #858 on: February 27, 2017, 05:30:06 PM »
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God damn. I'm so on the fence about this. ;___; I want to. But also, like FrugalShrew said... LOGISTICS.
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I am driving and picking up TheGoblinChief. Are you on that drive path?
Where is TheGoblinChief? I'm in Wisconsin (Madison).

Milwaukee. I am coming from Des Moines. Not sure yet whether I go all the way up to Milwaukee, or he drives down a bit to a meeting spot.

Then we take Elaine up to camp after staying overnight at her place. So, we get across the border, and have a short drive the next morning.

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« Reply #859 on: February 27, 2017, 05:31:56 PM »
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God damn. I'm so on the fence about this. ;___; I want to. But also, like FrugalShrew said... LOGISTICS.
UG.

I am driving and picking up TheGoblinChief. Are you on that drive path?
Where is TheGoblinChief? I'm in Wisconsin (Madison).

Milwaukee. I am coming from Des Moines. Not sure yet whether I go all the way up to Milwaukee, or he drives down a bit to a meeting spot.

Then we take Elaine up to camp after staying overnight at her place. So, we get across the border, and have a short drive the next morning.
Damn. That could totally work.
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Would you be down for adding one to your carpool? I want to think on it for a night (hoping my options aren't taken away from me by doing so) before committing. But... damn. This could actually work...
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Re: Camp Mustache Canada - 2017
« Reply #860 on: February 27, 2017, 05:38:32 PM »
Yes - let's cross the streams!

I have a RAV4. It has a roof rack that has been used ONCE to move a twin bed.

If needed, I could check on renting a topper. It seats 4 easily, reasonable room in back for luggage, but it depends on what everyone has. It's not a long trip - so not much is needed.

Think about it.

From my end - I could drive to Madison, then we do the next leg. I know a couple of people there and may be able to stay with one of them. If they are amenable, I could even go a day or two earlier and do a proper visit! Madison is supposed to be quite wonderful - I need to be careful and not wear any Iowa Hawkeyes gear (I don't think I have any actually). ;)

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« Reply #861 on: February 27, 2017, 05:41:16 PM »
FTTTTT....
Damn this is sounding grand.
I'll let you know by tomorrow. :3 Even if it doesn't work out (for whatever reason) definitely ping me if you end up in Madison!!
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« Reply #862 on: February 27, 2017, 05:42:10 PM »
FTTTTT....
Damn this is sounding grand.
I'll let you know by tomorrow. :3 Even if it doesn't work out (for whatever reason) definitely ping me if you end up in Madison!!

Do it! Sign up! You can be ---- one of us!

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« Reply #863 on: February 27, 2017, 05:43:42 PM »
One last question (just so I can figure out how many vacation days this would take)
Do you know the vague travel itinerary for days on the road?
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Re: Camp Mustache Canada - 2017
« Reply #864 on: February 27, 2017, 05:44:17 PM »
Hi Oro!!! Throwing caution to the wind & signing up feels great, I have to say :)

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« Reply #865 on: February 27, 2017, 05:45:09 PM »
Hi Oro!!! Throwing caution to the wind & signing up feels great, I have to say :)
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Re: Camp Mustache Canada - 2017
« Reply #866 on: February 27, 2017, 05:45:39 PM »
For gear - everyone should be able to pack in a carryon plus a sleeping bag/pillow. Of course, our family packs a week's worth of gear for a family of four plus paddles and a canoe into a Chev Sonic...
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Re: Camp Mustache Canada - 2017
« Reply #867 on: February 27, 2017, 05:49:17 PM »
Madison is supposed to be quite wonderful - I need to be careful and not wear any Iowa Hawkeyes gear (I don't think I have any actually). ;)

Don't worry, G-dog. Badger fans are pretty good-spirited about their rivalries, at least in my experience (which does not include actually attending games, but does include walking around town wearing rival sportswear).

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« Reply #868 on: February 27, 2017, 05:50:18 PM »
Hi Oro!!! Throwing caution to the wind & signing up feels great, I have to say :)
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(But please ignore our friendly peer pressure if this is actually not the right decision for you).

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Re: Camp Mustache Canada - 2017
« Reply #869 on: February 27, 2017, 05:57:33 PM »
One last question (just so I can figure out how many vacation days this would take)
Do you know the vague travel itinerary for days on the road?


Tentative plan:
Thursday, October 19 - drive US into Canada
Friday, October 20 - drive to camp, check-in, day 1 activities
Saturday, October 21 - day 2 activities
Sunday, October 22 - day 3 activities, camp ends (tentative plan to stay overnight BUT need to talk with Elaine, staying with Elaine may be an option)
Monday, October 23 - drive home

Drive days = Thursday, Friday, and Monday in this tentative plan.

I would have to check the driving time again, and talk with Elaine - but depending on timing, you might be able to work a partial day on Thursday if vacation days are limiting.

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Re: Camp Mustache Canada - 2017
« Reply #870 on: February 27, 2017, 06:00:13 PM »
Thanks, G-Dog!
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« Reply #871 on: February 27, 2017, 06:02:32 PM »
Madison is supposed to be quite wonderful - I need to be careful and not wear any Iowa Hawkeyes gear (I don't think I have any actually). ;)

Don't worry, G-dog. Badger fans are pretty good-spirited about their rivalries, at least in my experience (which does not include actually attending games, but does include walking around town wearing rival sportswear).

I think there is a particularly nasty rivalry between UI and UW in general - and in football and maybe basketball in particular. Of course, I'm not really confused with the student demographic anymore...

Maybe this has dulled overtime... I haven't attended games either - that spending is NOT aligned with my values....

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« Reply #872 on: February 27, 2017, 06:03:51 PM »
Hi Oro!!! Throwing caution to the wind & signing up feels great, I have to say :)
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh sakdjf;sd;fksd

(But please ignore our friendly peer pressure if this is actually not the right decision for you).

Well, yeah, that too. But it would be very cool if you can go! 

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« Reply #873 on: February 27, 2017, 06:04:11 PM »
Madison is supposed to be quite wonderful - I need to be careful and not wear any Iowa Hawkeyes gear (I don't think I have any actually). ;)

Don't worry, G-dog. Badger fans are pretty good-spirited about their rivalries, at least in my experience (which does not include actually attending games, but does include walking around town wearing rival sportswear).

I think there is a particularly nasty rivalry between UI and UW in general - and in football and maybe basketball in particular. Of course, I'm not really confused with the student demographic anymore...

Maybe this has dulled overtime... I haven't attended games either - that spending is NOT aligned with my values....

Well, perhaps best to be on the safe side.

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« Reply #874 on: February 27, 2017, 06:07:01 PM »
Madison is supposed to be quite wonderful - I need to be careful and not wear any Iowa Hawkeyes gear (I don't think I have any actually). ;)

Don't worry, G-dog. Badger fans are pretty good-spirited about their rivalries, at least in my experience (which does not include actually attending games, but does include walking around town wearing rival sportswear).

I think there is a particularly nasty rivalry between UI and UW in general - and in football and maybe basketball in particular. Of course, I'm not really confused with the student demographic anymore...

Maybe this has dulled overtime... I haven't attended games either - that spending is NOT aligned with my values....

Well, perhaps best to be on the safe side.

Only a possible problem if the game is that weekend. Who knows, maybe I really need a badger's shirt!

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Re: Camp Mustache Canada - 2017
« Reply #875 on: February 27, 2017, 06:28:20 PM »
Argh!  I'm taking a week's vacation in September and I have no idea if I'll even be in the same job in the fall, but I want to go!!!

I think I'm kind of fishing for some peer pressure/justifications here.

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« Reply #876 on: February 27, 2017, 06:29:30 PM »
Argh!  I'm taking a week's vacation in September and I have no idea if I'll even be in the same job in the fall, but I want to go!!!

I think I'm kind of fishing for some peer pressure/justifications here.

All the more reason to create more structure in the Fall and register now....

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Re: Camp Mustache Canada - 2017
« Reply #877 on: February 27, 2017, 06:44:31 PM »
Argh!  I'm taking a week's vacation in September and I have no idea if I'll even be in the same job in the fall, but I want to go!!!

I think I'm kind of fishing for some peer pressure/justifications here.

RamonaQ, only 5 spaces left in the presale!!! Take the leap!! (how is that for peer pressure?)

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« Reply #878 on: February 27, 2017, 06:45:43 PM »
Madison is supposed to be quite wonderful - I need to be careful and not wear any Iowa Hawkeyes gear (I don't think I have any actually). ;)

Don't worry, G-dog. Badger fans are pretty good-spirited about their rivalries, at least in my experience (which does not include actually attending games, but does include walking around town wearing rival sportswear).

I think there is a particularly nasty rivalry between UI and UW in general - and in football and maybe basketball in particular. Of course, I'm not really confused with the student demographic anymore...

Maybe this has dulled overtime... I haven't attended games either - that spending is NOT aligned with my values....

Well, perhaps best to be on the safe side.

Only a possible problem if the game is that weekend. Who knows, maybe I really need a badger's shirt!

If you want to blend in, I think any red shirt should be sufficient. Although try to avoid shopping at Target, or people will seek your assistance.

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« Reply #879 on: February 27, 2017, 06:51:55 PM »
Madison is supposed to be quite wonderful - I need to be careful and not wear any Iowa Hawkeyes gear (I don't think I have any actually). ;)

Don't worry, G-dog. Badger fans are pretty good-spirited about their rivalries, at least in my experience (which does not include actually attending games, but does include walking around town wearing rival sportswear).

I think there is a particularly nasty rivalry between UI and UW in general - and in football and maybe basketball in particular. Of course, I'm not really confused with the student demographic anymore...

Maybe this has dulled overtime... I haven't attended games either - that spending is NOT aligned with my values....

Well, perhaps best to be on the safe side.

Only a possible problem if the game is that weekend. Who knows, maybe I really need a badger's shirt!

If you want to blend in, I think any red shirt should be sufficient. Although try to avoid shopping at Target, or people will seek your assistance.

Especially with the khaki pants too!

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Re: Camp Mustache Canada - 2017
« Reply #880 on: February 27, 2017, 06:57:53 PM »
Argh!  I'm taking a week's vacation in September and I have no idea if I'll even be in the same job in the fall, but I want to go!!!

I think I'm kind of fishing for some peer pressure/justifications here.

Especially worth it from Detroit... its only a few hours.
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Re: Camp Mustache Canada - 2017
« Reply #881 on: February 27, 2017, 07:35:49 PM »
2 more bunks claimed - but one is one of my speaking slots, so 4 bunks remain...
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« Reply #882 on: February 27, 2017, 08:37:05 PM »
RamonaQ, in terms of vacation and job changing, on a couple of occasions I've had a vacation of some kind planned already, and been in the process of job hunting.  I've never had a problem with saying to an employer (after I've accepted the offer!), "By the way, I already had this long weekend/week off booked, hope that's not a problem."

Also, a reminder to anyone travelling where there's a luggage/space issue, I was totally serious when I said that we should try to organize a few of us who live close to bring extra sleeping bags/pillows/sheets and blankets.  We'll have to coordinate it ahead of time, of course, to make sure that no one goes without, but I should be able to equip a couple of people myself, and I'm sure that some other folks will be willing to help too.
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Re: Camp Mustache Canada - 2017
« Reply #883 on: February 28, 2017, 05:34:12 AM »
Minor clock reset... Dan and one of our other presenters are just coming as day-guests... I had them in the spreadsheet count. This opens up 2 bunks. Also, in the leadership section, we still need a fitness leader for Sunday morning (if you want a 25% discount on your stay, sign up for fitness leader and take everyone on a run or lead them in pushups, or something!).

This means we have 7 bunks available right now, and one of them is a cheapy!
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Re: Camp Mustache Canada - 2017
« Reply #884 on: February 28, 2017, 06:01:17 AM »
I'm curious...will you be posting an attendee list here?

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« Reply #885 on: February 28, 2017, 06:05:43 AM »
I'm curious...will you be posting an attendee list here?

No Andy I won't. That wouldn't be fair to folks who are concerned with privacy or with broadcasting empty houses online. I leave it to the attendees to decide whether they want to announce their attendance. I do post updates to teh speaker schedule on the first of the month most months though. That's tomorrow.
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« Reply #886 on: February 28, 2017, 06:09:29 AM »
I'm curious...will you be posting an attendee list here?

No Andy I won't. That wouldn't be fair to folks who are concerned with privacy or with broadcasting empty houses online. I leave it to the attendees to decide whether they want to announce their attendance. I do post updates to teh speaker schedule on the first of the month most months though. That's tomorrow.
that is kind of what i assumed...makes perfect sense. thanks for clarifying.

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Re: Camp Mustache Canada - 2017
« Reply #887 on: February 28, 2017, 06:10:39 AM »
Update to OP - Last speaker's topic filled in, Count reset. Still looking for fitness leader on day 2... When everyone is too hung over/tired to do fitness anyway.

If all 7 remaining spots go to dudes, we'll have a perfect 1:1 male to female ratio. I doubt this will happen.
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« Reply #888 on: February 28, 2017, 06:27:28 AM »
Why don't we just do a hike or a walk Day 2?

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« Reply #889 on: February 28, 2017, 06:28:47 AM »
Why don't we just do a hike or a walk Day 2?

You volunteering to lead?
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« Reply #890 on: February 28, 2017, 06:36:41 AM »
Sure. If somebody wakes me up and shoves a map in my hand.

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« Reply #891 on: February 28, 2017, 06:41:53 AM »
Sure. If somebody wakes me up and shoves a map in my hand.

There is a rail trail literally next door to camp. You could go for miles and miles and miles and miles in a straight line.
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« Reply #892 on: February 28, 2017, 07:27:16 AM »
Cool. Okay, we will meet at a mutually-agreed-upon hour and divide into two groups: 1) hikers and 2) strollers. The hikers, led by someone like 94, will head out. The strollers, led by me, will drift off after them. The hikers will decide when to turn around, and will gather us up upon their return. Sound like a plan?

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« Reply #893 on: February 28, 2017, 07:38:24 AM »
Also, a reminder to anyone travelling where there's a luggage/space issue, I was totally serious when I said that we should try to organize a few of us who live close to bring extra sleeping bags/pillows/sheets and blankets.  We'll have to coordinate it ahead of time, of course, to make sure that no one goes without, but I should be able to equip a couple of people myself, and I'm sure that some other folks will be willing to help too.

Hi PJ! I would be honored to be equipped by you. I don't own a sleeping bag, and I barely own a pillow.
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« Reply #894 on: February 28, 2017, 07:40:45 AM »
I think a pillow talk sub topic is the perfect way to ensure everyone has enough supplies

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Re: Camp Mustache Canada - 2017
« Reply #895 on: February 28, 2017, 08:54:21 AM »
Also, a reminder to anyone travelling where there's a luggage/space issue, I was totally serious when I said that we should try to organize a few of us who live close to bring extra sleeping bags/pillows/sheets and blankets.  We'll have to coordinate it ahead of time, of course, to make sure that no one goes without, but I should be able to equip a couple of people myself, and I'm sure that some other folks will be willing to help too.

Hi PJ! I would be honored to be equipped by you. I don't own a sleeping bag, and I barely own a pillow.

No problem, MJ!  I got you covered!

(Yes, I'm starting the bedding puns again!)

I agree EF, closer to the time, we can start an equipment subtopic.  But for now, we'll just remember that I've already committed to MJ :-)

Edited to add:  It's not a worry, really, to advertise that my house will be empty.  Because it won't be.  There are the downstairs tenants, who are pretty aware of my comings and goings.  My brother will be staying here (my "little" but very big brother!)  And I've posted in many places around the forum about my evil dog - who is actually very sweet to people she knows and trusts, but highly territorial and protective when strangers are near.
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Re: Camp Mustache Canada - 2017
« Reply #896 on: February 28, 2017, 09:34:21 AM »
As I've said before, I'm well equipped and willing to help others in that department.
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« Reply #897 on: February 28, 2017, 09:36:39 AM »
Oh yay, thanks PJ!

As I've said before, I'm well equipped and willing to help others in that department.

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Re: Camp Mustache Canada - 2017
« Reply #898 on: February 28, 2017, 10:44:50 AM »
Oh yay, thanks PJ!

As I've said before, I'm well equipped and willing to help others in that department.

Ahem. #context

But I am willing to share my sleeping bag(s) as needed.
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Re: Camp Mustache Canada - 2017
« Reply #899 on: February 28, 2017, 11:04:29 AM »
Oh yay, thanks PJ!

As I've said before, I'm well equipped and willing to help others in that department.

Ahem. #context

But I am willing to share my sleeping bag(s) as needed.

Even with context, there is clearly a word that makes sure that you have to look again at the previous comment. Also, is not Day 2 Yoga?