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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #150 on: October 29, 2014, 04:03:20 PM »
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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #151 on: October 29, 2014, 04:15:25 PM »
where at?

We were thinking of the Back Bay- it's easy to find and it was pretty fun last time. 

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #152 on: October 30, 2014, 12:06:56 PM »
Will be out of town but thanks for the invite - sounds fun!

We'll miss you!  Hope you can make it to the next one!

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #153 on: October 30, 2014, 03:49:25 PM »
Where's the meeting spot again?

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #154 on: October 30, 2014, 05:28:50 PM »
Thanks. I'll definitely be around by end of Nov so maybe then. Plus Mike owes me a huge lobster dinner from the trendiest and most expensive restaurant in the OC. And he said he'd pay :-)!

Haha, nice!!! 

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #155 on: October 30, 2014, 05:29:50 PM »
The location's 2609 Mesa Drive, Newport Beach.

Does 9am work for everyone, or should we change the time?

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #156 on: October 30, 2014, 09:33:08 PM »
Thanks. I'll definitely be around by end of Nov so maybe then. Plus Mike owes me a huge lobster dinner from the trendiest and most expensive restaurant in the OC. And he said he'd pay :-)!

Haha, nice!!!

Spartana's rarely available. I'll never be able to make good on it. 

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #157 on: October 31, 2014, 08:47:41 AM »
The location's 2609 Mesa Drive, Newport Beach.

Does 9am work for everyone, or should we change the time?

9:00 AM works for me.  Since Daylight Savings Time ends that morning it will "feel" like 10:00 AM.

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #158 on: November 01, 2014, 09:52:02 AM »
Looking forward to seeing you guys tomorrow!
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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #159 on: November 03, 2014, 11:39:33 PM »
Great meetup on Sunday!    <------------ awesome writeup of entire event

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #160 on: November 04, 2014, 04:11:04 PM »
Great meetup on Sunday!    <------------ awesome writeup of entire event

Mike
I see you left out the part where you rassled a badger in to the washing machine!

Meeting minutes:
We met up somehow or another at the trail head for a simple 2ish mile hike. Zoe (the dog) kept trying to lead us right in to the muddy waters and splattered us with a few run-bys. The sky was wide open and the bay had a delicious boggy smell. Lots of people / bikes were on the dirt trail, so obviously we waded off the path in to the mud.

Next, we piled up in to Sunnyca's vehicle and took a field trip to the Newport Beach Public Library where we were quickly indoctrinated in to the ranks of newly minted library card holders. We eyed some creepy rabbit statues, browsed around the double story library, definitely worth checking out this place again.
Finally ended the day with some super exclusive Level 2 Korean food aka hotpot

This meetup we:
- Tied the going record for OC meetup attendees: 3
- Devised a plan to force people to show up to OC Meetups.. apparently it hinges on knowing where we live.... Which in hindsight is clearly why two of us were just herded to the library! I knew the free library card has an ulterior motive!
- Also, we poked fun of Asian drivers.. Fully Justified *ahem* (2/3 of us were Asian, so it was totally okay)
- Edged the fine line of legality by parking in an unauthorized area! Living the danger life! :O

In conclusion, Great meetup on Sunday!

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #161 on: November 04, 2014, 04:49:36 PM »
Thanks for the awesome summary, Shor!  Mike, you're fired from the position of OC MMM secretary. ;)

Indeed, great meetup on Sunday. It appears that my plan to increase OC MMM meetup attendance by discovering the addresses of local MMM-ers via encouraging (forcing?) them to sign up for a library card wasn't quite as subtle as I thought.  Darn it.

One slight edit to Shor's summary- we poked fun at Asian *female* drivers.  Which, much to my chagrin, was fully justified. 

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #162 on: November 04, 2014, 08:47:49 PM »
Yep, it was a great time.  Shor's summary was excellent, I can't improve upon it.  Next time we'll have to see if we can break our record of three people.  It seems like that should be doable.


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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #163 on: November 05, 2014, 07:49:51 PM »
A pho meetup would be pretty Mustachian.  It's cheap and delicious.  Maybe that's our next meetup. 

And the Newport Beach Library is a gem. Thanks to Sunny for introducing it to us!

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #164 on: November 06, 2014, 09:15:27 AM »
what's the badger rasselin'? Enquiring minds want to know.
At the time, while having Level 2 Korean food, we were discussing Mike's Journal or lack thereof. To which we determined that all of the existing MMM journals were quite interesting, active, exciting. Mike admitted that his journal, if he ever made one, would be completely dull and boring by comparison: 'did laundry today... worked...slept....'

The answer, we surmised was that he had to spice things up to make his Journal entries more interesting and draw in attention! i.e. Rassled a badger out of the laundry room. It would inevitably end with each journal entry being more extravagant and extreme than the last, but no one would know that it didn't happen that way because "the Internet". To which we pointed out that Sunny would know...and I would know...

So now we're on the lookout for Mike to make either a very boring Journal, or an extreme, danger-filled MMM adventure Journal!

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #165 on: November 11, 2014, 01:49:35 PM »
Another fun local meetup idea: archery.  $22 for an hour's worth of fun:

http://www.ocarchery.com/store-info.html


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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #166 on: November 11, 2014, 05:05:14 PM »
Archery sounds awesome! 

Another fun meetup option might be indoor rock climbing:
http://www.senderoneclimbing.com/classes/

$30 for the equipment, intro class, and day pass.  Or $20 for day pass and equipment rental. 

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #167 on: November 11, 2014, 08:36:17 PM »
Indoor rock climbing is a blast.  Back when I lived up in LA a group of us went every week to Rockreation in Santa Monica.

Another winner: curling lessons.  Twenty bucks.  And yes.  I did this:

http://www.occurling.com/LearnToCurl/


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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #168 on: November 11, 2014, 08:45:48 PM »
Curling looks fun!  Never heard of it before. 

Sender One is awesome.  I went once and have been trying to go back since, but haven't found anyone interested in going. 

Sounds like we'll need to start throwing around dates for the next meetup!

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #169 on: November 11, 2014, 09:39:51 PM »
If I were asked to sum up my life the best way would be to describe it as being broken into two eras: the time where I though curling was dumb and deserving of mockery and the time I thought curling was a highly skilled sport that required physical fitness. The event that defined the two eras was the time I actually tried it.

The guy throwing the curling stone is so far away from the target that the field is very foreshortened, making it difficult to know for sure how much force to use to land the stone, and that's assuming the playing field is clear and not littered with other people's stones.  The two guys sweeping aren't just sweeping, they're pushing down hard and scrubbing furiously with their arm and chest muscles to friction melt the ice enough to make the stone glide farther (or conversely they stop sweeping to let the stone slow down on unmelted ice). While they're doing that they're jogging along on ice trying not to slip.  The guy at the end is the only one with a clear view of the target, and he's shouting to the two sweeper guys, telling them what he thinks they should do.

Mike
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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #170 on: November 12, 2014, 10:10:55 AM »
All these activities sound fun!

There's also doing a half-day hike somewhere in the San Gabriels or San Bernardino mountains.  Whatever activity drums up the most interest...

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #171 on: November 12, 2014, 05:53:46 PM »
I've rented kayaks at the Newport Beach Aquatic Center before, that was fun. That's basically the same place we've gone hiking before: the Newport Harbor back bay.

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #172 on: November 12, 2014, 07:08:49 PM »
Indoor rock climbing is a blast.  Back when I lived up in LA a group of us went every week to Rockreation in Santa Monica.

Another winner: curling lessons.  Twenty bucks.  And yes.  I did this:

http://www.occurling.com/LearnToCurl/


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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #173 on: November 30, 2014, 09:35:33 PM »
Anyone up for an end of year meetup/hike? How's next weekend look for people?

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« Reply #174 on: November 30, 2014, 10:27:34 PM »
Count me in!  Next weekend works for me.

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« Reply #175 on: December 16, 2014, 12:37:10 PM »
Trying for another meetup... anyone interested in a hike or potluck sometime in the next few weeks?

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Re: Orange County Meetup
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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #177 on: December 16, 2014, 08:04:27 PM »
Either / Or idea sounds fine with me.     You guys are more than welcome at my place if you want to BBQ :)   Im in HB
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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #178 on: December 21, 2014, 09:49:42 PM »
Either / Or idea sounds fine with me.     You guys are more than welcome at my place if you want to BBQ :)   Im in HB

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« Reply #179 on: December 22, 2014, 09:19:19 AM »
Yes.....if it will make everyone happy :)

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« Reply #180 on: January 06, 2015, 01:00:54 PM »
December kind of got away from me... sorry about that.

Anyone up for a January meetup? 

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« Reply #181 on: January 06, 2015, 01:35:48 PM »
Cool!  How about a hike on January 17 or 18?

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« Reply #182 on: January 07, 2015, 11:52:37 AM »
Sounds good.....Count me in please

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« Reply #183 on: January 07, 2015, 01:25:40 PM »
Sounds good.....Count me in please

Awesome!  What day works for better for you, the 17th or the 18th?

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« Reply #184 on: January 07, 2015, 01:39:24 PM »
Either day is good for moi.

Cool!  Is there a particular hike you're interested in checking out?

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« Reply #185 on: January 07, 2015, 01:56:46 PM »
Either day is good.....its a 3 day weekend for me.     I'm not a hiker but Silverdo Canyon was always nice.

http://alltrails.com/trail/us/california/black-star-canyon-trail
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« Reply #186 on: January 07, 2015, 02:25:43 PM »
It's a three-day weekend for me, as well- so either day works. 

Either day is good.....its a 3 day weekend for me.     I'm not a hiker but Silverdo Canyon was always nice.

http://alltrails.com/trail/us/california/black-star-canyon-trail

Haven't tried this hike before, but it looks interesting.

Chippewa, I'll let you make the call as to which day/time works best. :)

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #187 on: January 07, 2015, 04:36:13 PM »
Lets do Sunday at 11am at the parking lot near the firehouse at the end of Silverdo Canyon Rd?

See you then...

Eric

EDIT:    Here's the map to the trail.    Its actually not at the end of Silverdo Cyn Rd.     

http://www.gohikeit.com/2013/08/black-star-canyon-falls-hiking-trail.html
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« Reply #188 on: January 07, 2015, 06:28:14 PM »
Works for me.  See you guys then! :)

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« Reply #189 on: January 07, 2015, 07:06:11 PM »
I'm easy and either time works for me.

Parking at the site may be crowded.  If you guys want, we can meet at my place and carpool from there.  Up to you. 

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #190 on: January 07, 2015, 08:46:41 PM »
I work evenings so 9:30 is like 4am to you guys.....but I will rally and be there at 9:30 :)   

Or are we going to be good little MMMs and carpool?


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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #191 on: January 08, 2015, 02:09:42 AM »
Just joining the thread... I can't do early either (coming from SFV and night worker) but maybe next one!

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« Reply #192 on: January 08, 2015, 08:02:51 AM »
Just joining the thread... I can't do early either (coming from SFV and night worker) but maybe next one!

Welcome to the thread, Spondulix!  What days/hours/activities work best for you?  That way, we can plan for the next one, or modify next week's meetup. 

Nothing's completely set in stone yet! :)

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #193 on: January 10, 2015, 08:28:14 PM »
Thanks! I love hiking (I see you guys have done that a couple times). Weekends are good, anytime after noon is best. :)

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #194 on: January 10, 2015, 08:40:57 PM »
Chippewa, surfhb, what do you think about moving back our hike time so that Spondulix can join us?

Maybe we can also consider doing a hike that's a bit closer to Chippewa and Spondulix, if she'do like to join us next week.  Just a thought. :)

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« Reply #195 on: January 10, 2015, 09:52:35 PM »
Chippewa, surfhb, what do you think about moving back our hike time so that Spondulix can join us?

Maybe we can also consider doing a hike that's a bit closer to Chippewa and Spondulix, if she'do like to join us next week.  Just a thought. :)

Yes....I can do that.   

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« Reply #196 on: January 11, 2015, 02:46:31 PM »
That'd be great for me, too! I'm fine with keeping the date the same (Sun, but noon) if that's good for everyone else. No idea where is good to meet, though...

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« Reply #197 on: January 11, 2015, 03:11:07 PM »
Sunday at noon works for me.  I think if we maybe meet somewhere a little more central (maybe closer to Chippewa) that would work?  What do you think?

Chippewa, any good hiking locations around there you can suggest?

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« Reply #198 on: January 12, 2015, 01:08:02 PM »
Sweet!  I'd be fine with Chantry Flats, looks fun!

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« Reply #199 on: January 12, 2015, 01:41:06 PM »
Sounds good!  I'll be bringing Zoe, so I'm happy to volunteer my car for the carpool.