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Re: Orlando, FL
« Reply #50 on: July 26, 2017, 03:59:32 PM »
Quick question about our "cool area" :) Has anyone checked out any of the bioluminescence kayak spots or done this before? Any tips?

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/florida-land-and-sea/experience-bioluminescence/



We did this one about a year ago: http://www.adayawaykayaktours.com/webapp/p/304/dino-and-bioluminescent It was cool, but only from a 'kayaking at night' perspective. The amount of bio-luminescence was NOWHERE like what the photos showed. The coolest part was when we pulled off to a little sandbar and the guide picked up some bio-luminescent critter (not sure what they were) and passed it around (he said it doesn't hurt them, so here's hoping!). That was very cool, but he also said it was surprising that we found them, that they aren't always out.

Hope that helps!

^ Yes, exactly what I was wondering, thanks Random Hangers! Like a lot of natural phenomena (meteor showers come to mind too), sounds like it's more low-key than they lead you to believe, but would still be interesting to check out :)

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Re: Orlando, FL
« Reply #51 on: September 07, 2017, 06:52:21 AM »
Stay safe this weekend, everyone!

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Re: Orlando, FL
« Reply #52 on: September 18, 2017, 03:40:30 PM »
To echo Random Hangers, hope everyone is safe post-hurricane and getting back to normal. Being surrounded by this destruction is unsettling. The yard debris from my small yard alone will fill the garbage truck. Trying to schedule a roofer to fix a complex flashing leak is turning into a nightmare (and house mold). Overall very lucky though, and glad to be back home!

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Re: Orlando, FL
« Reply #53 on: September 20, 2017, 02:58:11 PM »
Just joined MMM, glad to see there is an Orlando group! I work in east Orlando and live in Sanford. I'd love to meet up one day!

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Re: Orlando, FL
« Reply #54 on: September 20, 2017, 05:47:08 PM »
Howdy folks!

It's been a while... Let's make it happen next month!

How does lunch on October 15th sound?


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Re: Orlando, FL
« Reply #55 on: October 08, 2017, 12:25:18 PM »
Hey there, Orlando!  Just checking in to see if we have any interest in an October meetup.

I think we talked about Dandelion Communitea in the Mills50 area....

Also been meaning to try that Black Rooster taqueria nearby.

Love to see jow everyone's been doing these last couple of months!


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Re: Orlando, FL
« Reply #56 on: October 09, 2017, 05:50:22 AM »

I'd be willing to go.  I keep saying that I'll go but then get distracted.


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Re: Orlando, FL
« Reply #57 on: October 09, 2017, 11:15:36 AM »
15th works for me.
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Re: Orlando, FL
« Reply #58 on: October 09, 2017, 11:49:52 AM »
Ooh, never heard of Black Rooster but it looks cool. I'd be down forgiving that a try (in full disclosure, I would also show up for Dandelion, but figured you're looking for help on deciding where to go, lol).

Usually noon, right? I might actually be on time this time!

Thanks as always for coordinating, Pseudostache. :)

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Re: Orlando, FL
« Reply #59 on: October 09, 2017, 11:53:40 AM »
Hey hey all! I'm newish to the forums, but long-time FI/Orlandoan (is that a word?). I'm down for the 15th at either Black Rooster or Dandelion. Black Rooster has some seriously good Guac, but I love the sweet potato burrito's at Dandy, so I'm split.

Thanks Random Hangers for the heads up about this.

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Re: Orlando, FL
« Reply #60 on: October 09, 2017, 12:03:03 PM »
That's enough "Yays" for me!

Let's make it happen:

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Black Rooster Taqueria
www.blackroostertaqueria.com
1323 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803

Date: October 15th, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM
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If you don't know what we look like when you get there, look for the pig!


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Re: Orlando, FL
« Reply #61 on: October 09, 2017, 12:11:05 PM »
Fun fact: I know Adam IRL so I can vouch that he's not super scary and/or a super scary spender.
I'll be sure to remind him about the 'new guy buys lunch for everyone' rule.

;-)

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Re: Orlando, FL
« Reply #62 on: October 09, 2017, 12:24:23 PM »
Fun fact: I know Adam IRL so I can vouch that he's not super scary and/or a super scary spender.
I'll be sure to remind him about the 'new guy buys lunch for everyone' rule.

;-)

Adam - please don't hurt me when I say this.... but at first I got excited when I got a quick glance at your avatar/name - and I was like, that's not Adam Driver is it?

Because if Kylo Ren is going to be at the Black Rooster, this Meetup will be EPIC!

(BTW: Un-mustachian Star Wars tickets go on sale tonight!)

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Re: Orlando, FL
« Reply #63 on: October 09, 2017, 01:37:25 PM »
That's enough "Yays" for me!

Let's make it happen:

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Black Rooster Taqueria
www.blackroostertaqueria.com
1323 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803

Date: October 15th, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM
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If you don't know what we look like when you get there, look for the pig!

Darn! I haven't been able to make one of these yet. Unfortunately I'll be in China on October 15th, but I'd love to do another one soon if we can!

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Re: Orlando, FL
« Reply #64 on: October 09, 2017, 02:17:50 PM »
Sounds great!

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Re: Orlando, FL
« Reply #65 on: October 09, 2017, 02:37:48 PM »
Darn! I haven't been able to make one of these yet. Unfortunately I'll be in China on October 15th, but I'd love to do another one soon if we can!

Hmmm... China or Tacos?  Priorities man!

These are generally monthly - but life and Irma threw us off a bit in July/August - Hopefully November will work out!

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Re: Orlando, FL
« Reply #66 on: October 09, 2017, 08:51:50 PM »
I'll be sure to remind him about the 'new guy buys lunch for everyone' rule.

I knew this was a trap! So, now I have to recruit someone newer right?

Quote from: PseudoStache
Adam - please don't hurt me when I say this.... but at first I got excited when I got a quick glance at your avatar/name - and I was like, that's not Adam Driver is it?

Haha, you're not the first person to say that! When you see our height different it'll be hard for me to pass as him though. Littlefinger, on the other hand, I might be able to pull off.

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Re: Orlando, FL
« Reply #67 on: October 14, 2017, 11:27:33 AM »
Looking forward to Lunch tomorrow!

If anyone coming has implemented the Mega-Backdoor Roth through their 401K, would love to hear about it.
I think I've had this ability with my plan for quite a while and just didn't know it :(


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Black Rooster Taqueria
www.blackroostertaqueria.com
1323 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803

Date: October 15th, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM
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If you don't know what we look like when you get there, look for the pig!

PseudoStache

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Re: Orlando, FL
« Reply #68 on: October 15, 2017, 06:40:17 PM »
My tacos were awesome - I shall return.

And nice to meet a few new faces - and hear from someone actually FIREd!

Just so you think I'm not crazy regarding two of my topics:

Backdoor Roth "Seasoning"-
I'm not sure if there is consensus on this, but check out threads like this: https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=207300

FEMA Flood Definition -
A general and temporary condition of partial or complete inundation of 2 or more acres of normally dry land area or of 2 or more properties (at least 1 of which is the policyholder's property) from:
--Overflow of inland or tidal waters; or
--Unusual and rapid accumulation or runoff of surface waters from any source; or
--Mudflow

I'll have to do a little more research/calling around for a definitive answer.

Till next month!




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Re: Orlando, FL
« Reply #69 on: October 17, 2017, 10:17:26 PM »
Good to see there's a regular Orlando meet up group.

Following the thread so I can attend the November one -- hopefully I won't be on the road (Work in Sales).

Also interested in the CFRI group should anyone be going to the next meeting.

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Re: Orlando, FL
« Reply #70 on: October 18, 2017, 01:56:51 PM »
Great meetup as usual! Many thanks to Pseudostache for keeping it going and faithfully bringing the pig.

We touched on this a bit, but what are everyone's thoughts on flood insurance? Insurance agent's quote tops out at $250k building/$100k content with a $450 annual premium.  The pricetag isn't bad, but not sure if it's worthwhile. Always wary of unnecessary insurance...

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Re: Orlando, FL
« Reply #71 on: October 18, 2017, 04:04:39 PM »
Great meetup as usual! Many thanks to Pseudostache for keeping it going and faithfully bringing the pig.

We touched on this a bit, but what are everyone's thoughts on flood insurance? Insurance agent's quote tops out at $250k building/$100k content with a $450 annual premium.  The pricetag isn't bad, but not sure if it's worthwhile. Always wary of unnecessary insurance...

I think each situation is different.  If I did not have a pool, I don't think I'd consider it.

I think Irma was a pretty good test.  If your home wasn't close to flooding, I'd say that it probably isn't necessary.

For those near bodies of water/retention ponds or streets where water did collect, I think there is a good case for it.  In my neighborhood the retention pond overflow was either clogged or could not keep up with the rate of rainfall and the folks around it were freaking out about it.



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Re: Orlando, FL
« Reply #72 on: October 18, 2017, 04:06:53 PM »
Good to see there's a regular Orlando meet up group.

Following the thread so I can attend the November one -- hopefully I won't be on the road (Work in Sales).

Also interested in the CFRI group should anyone be going to the next meeting.

Rhoon, I believe both Dorf and I are members - are you?

I don't think they've announced a speaker/topic yet, but I may finally get out there on Nov 1.

If you're definite about attending, let me know!