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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #150 on: October 13, 2014, 08:50:06 PM »
Afternoon maybe?  What works for everyone?

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #151 on: October 16, 2014, 12:13:09 PM »
Counting down, 2 days to go.

You can't just show up, you have to let me know in advance so I can tell the gate guards to expect you. I need to give them your name but it doesn't hafta be your real name. Some of you (FuckRx for example) should probably use a more likely name. First name only. You can PM me your info and I can PM back the address and directions.

I hope you can all come. I just spent $4.00 (yes, four dollars) for 4 liters of soft drinks. Can't let my hard earned dollars be wasted. I also bought some chips but I can't be trusted with chips so who knows if any will be left by Saturday.

I also have 6 plastic chairs there now, and the nice lady next door says I may borrow some folding chairs from her if anybody shows up.

Afternoon is fine with me. Or maybe noon would be best, since we're having food?

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #152 on: October 21, 2014, 09:50:10 AM »
Ended up with the flu last week and wasn't able to make the meetup.  :(

Short notice, but would anyone be interested in a meetup this Saturday or Sunday?  I was thinking of something easy and fairly central, like the Back Bay. 

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #153 on: October 22, 2014, 11:06:37 AM »
I'm pretty free this weekend and could do for a hike. 

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #154 on: October 22, 2014, 01:07:31 PM »
Sweet!

I just picked the Back Bay for now to make things easy for anyone who might be interested (since I know some people are looking for options within biking distance of Costa Mesa), but if anyone has other suggestions for cool hikes, chime in!

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #155 on: October 22, 2014, 01:10:44 PM »
I have somehow become obsessed with meetup.com hiking groups. I have hikes booked on both Sat (Chantry Flats) & Sun (Aspen Grove to Fish Creek). Have fun this weekend.

ps: radiologist freaked me out. but all is good & healthy.
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« Reply #156 on: October 22, 2014, 01:13:24 PM »
I have somehow become obsessed with meetup.com hiking groups. I have hikes booked on both Sat (Chantry Flats) & Sun (Aspen Grove to Fish Creek). Have fun this weekend.

ps: radiologist freaked me out. but all is good & healthy.

Glad to hear everything went well at the radiologist's!  Have fun at the hiking meetups!


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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #157 on: October 22, 2014, 07:58:14 PM »
Back Bay would work. That was fun last time.

I found a good hike in Crystal Cove that was free. Instead of entering the park and paying to park on the Laguna Beach side you drive up to the end of Ridge Park Road in Newport Beach and park at Coastal Peak Park.  Plenty of parking and totally free to park there.


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« Reply #158 on: October 22, 2014, 08:14:54 PM »
Nice!  When I go to Crystal Cove, I usually just park at the shopping center and walk over.  But parking at Coastal Peak Park sounds much better.

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #159 on: October 22, 2014, 11:29:41 PM »
Coastal Peak Park is good.  It starts you on the opposite side of the park from the Laguna Beach side so it's something different.  If you wanted a long hike you could always hike to the oceanward side. Not sure what the dog policy is there though.


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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #160 on: October 25, 2014, 12:58:00 PM »
Just checked- not dog friendly.  :(

Oh well, I don't go to Crystal Cove much anyway.  It's a bit limiting, since only two of the trails are dog friendly and they're vigilant about making sure that the dog policies are enforced. 

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #161 on: October 25, 2014, 01:05:53 PM »
Got it.  Let's see if we can try for next week then. Maybe we can get a group going if we have a whole week to plan. :)

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« Reply #162 on: October 25, 2014, 01:19:16 PM »
Maybe we can get a group going if we have a whole week to plan. :)

Mike

Here's hoping!  Maybe next Sunday at the Back Bay- any takers?

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #163 on: October 27, 2014, 05:17:45 PM »
Maybe we can get a group going if we have a whole week to plan. :)

Mike

Here's hoping!  Maybe next Sunday at the Back Bay- any takers?
Hesitant yes. I need to check my schedule.....
lol which really as only one activity on it every weekend, but I might have to go up to LA on Sunday. Need to confirm and get back to you...

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« Reply #164 on: October 27, 2014, 05:22:11 PM »
Yay!!  Even a hesitant yes is better than "no."  :)

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #165 on: October 28, 2014, 03:59:18 PM »
Confirmed yes, I am free and available this Sunday. Hope to see you all there!

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« Reply #166 on: October 28, 2014, 04:03:59 PM »
YAY!  Now we just need more people to join us!

What time were you thinking?  I just remembered that the time change is this Sunday.

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #167 on: October 29, 2014, 08:47:29 AM »
Sunday's open for me. I'm free any time.  Yep, Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday morning.  If you miss the time change you'll be an hour late!

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« Reply #168 on: October 29, 2014, 09:51:54 AM »
YAYAYAY!

Now if we can get at least one more person to come, we'll have a record-setting four people at a OC MMM meetup! :)  Chippewa, Spartana, surfhb, prefrontal, and others... any interest?

What do you guys think about meeting at 9?  I was also thinking of going to the Newport Beach Public Library afterward.  If anyone's interested in coming along, that'd be awesome.

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #169 on: October 29, 2014, 04:03:20 PM »
where at?

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #170 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 #171 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 #172 on: October 30, 2014, 03:49:25 PM »
Where's the meeting spot again?

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« Reply #173 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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« Reply #174 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 #175 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 #176 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 #177 on: November 01, 2014, 09:52:02 AM »
Looking forward to seeing you guys tomorrow!
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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #178 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 #179 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 #180 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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« Reply #181 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 #182 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!

Mike


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« Reply #183 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 #184 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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« Reply #185 on: November 11, 2014, 04:59:23 PM »
Oh hey. That would be fun.
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« Reply #186 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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« Reply #187 on: November 11, 2014, 05:12:11 PM »
I would go for both. Of Course don't expect me to look graceful at either. Would be a blast.
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« Reply #188 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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« Reply #189 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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« Reply #190 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.

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #191 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 #192 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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« Reply #193 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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I had no idea they had curling down here! I need to try this.

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #194 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 #195 on: November 30, 2014, 10:27:34 PM »
Count me in!  Next weekend works for me.

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« Reply #196 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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« Reply #197 on: December 16, 2014, 01:08:50 PM »
Interested.
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« Reply #198 on: December 16, 2014, 04:36:15 PM »

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« Reply #199 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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