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« Reply #100 on: October 23, 2017, 06:18:33 AM »
Alright, then I'm willing to host on the 29th in the afternoon, until whenever. All are welcome!

I'll PM the details to those who are interested.

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« Reply #101 on: October 23, 2017, 09:06:04 AM »
Count me in. Already pencilled into the calendar!

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« Reply #102 on: October 25, 2017, 05:22:57 AM »
Alright, then we'll do the 29th in the afternoon, anytime after 1230 is fine, until whenever. All are welcome!

I'll PM the details to those who are interested.

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« Reply #103 on: October 25, 2017, 07:58:16 AM »
Hello cdnBen!  Old school Board games? or new school? 

I am guessing new school.  I might be able to make an appearance!

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« Reply #104 on: October 25, 2017, 09:39:40 AM »
I have a bookcase filled with options, or you know, cards.

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« Reply #105 on: October 25, 2017, 05:58:18 PM »
Hi guys! I also attended CMC2017 this weekend, and it brought back my attention to this thread. I was a bit nervous about meeting fellow mustachians, but now the ice is broken! I am available on the 29th, and I contribute a few games as well (Catan, Coup, Monopoly, Destiny). Is there still room available?

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« Reply #106 on: October 25, 2017, 06:14:02 PM »
Thanks CdnBen, I am open to learn some new games, and can also bring a vintage Canadian Monopoly game for giggles.

See you then!

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« Reply #107 on: October 25, 2017, 06:37:15 PM »
Do you think I could borrow a Kill-A-Watt OMY?

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #108 on: October 25, 2017, 07:03:56 PM »
Hey all. I'm living in Ottawa now and flying into town on the 29th. I'd love to join the meet-up.

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« Reply #109 on: October 25, 2017, 07:21:09 PM »
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« Reply #110 on: October 26, 2017, 07:11:07 AM »
Board games sounds like a great meetup! I have a prior commitment, but now it looks like 50/50 chance that will change. Keeping my fingers crossed...

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« Reply #111 on: October 26, 2017, 06:30:28 PM »
We were at CMC 2017 and met a few of you. Justin and I will be there but a little late, closer to 2ish. See you soon!!
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« Reply #112 on: October 27, 2017, 10:37:44 AM »
There is limited visitor parking on my street (private road); So if anyone arrives and all the parkings are full, the next street down the road is free street parking, so you can choose anywhere that doesn`t have a NO park here sign, (or a fire hydrant!)

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« Reply #113 on: October 27, 2017, 02:07:08 PM »
We've got an impressive amount of people! I'm guessing it'll have to be at least two concurrent games at the same time!

If anyone wants to come, but has yet to receive a PM, let me know and i'll send you the details.

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« Reply #114 on: December 02, 2017, 07:55:47 AM »
Time to see if anyone is interested in an early Dec meet-up (somewhere in the next two week)!

Any takers?

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« Reply #115 on: December 02, 2017, 08:26:18 AM »
Sure thing!  Pub? Board Games? Cards? I am up for (pretty much) anything.

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« Reply #116 on: December 02, 2017, 08:40:53 AM »
Posting to follow, although I’m likely too busy the next few weeks.

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« Reply #117 on: December 02, 2017, 09:19:30 AM »
I'm going to let someone else choose an activity this time :D

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #118 on: December 03, 2017, 10:47:57 AM »
Sure thing!  Pub? Board Games? Cards? I am up for (pretty much) anything.

Any of the above sounds nice!

We don't quite have the snow for it yet, but is anyone else looking forward to cross-country ski season? Maybe once the snow sets in we can get a meetup in gatineau park or better yet on the SJAM winter trail (free and in the city).

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« Reply #119 on: December 03, 2017, 12:47:03 PM »

We don't quite have the snow for it yet, but is anyone else looking forward to cross-country ski season?

Wouldn't that require people to go out into the cold, when there are so many warmer options? :D

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« Reply #120 on: December 04, 2017, 09:41:48 AM »
Interested, though I remain packing hard for a move. Should be able to spare a few hours here or there, though.

I'm in for boardgames/light boozing/hanging out/Rock Band (like Karaoke). Less so for pubs/bars/restaurants, more interested in pot-luck options. Cheap bastard over here :p

If anyone else was into Rock Band, I'd bring all the stuff. We'd just need a TV.

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« Reply #121 on: December 04, 2017, 10:31:03 AM »
I'm interested but have terrible music skills so can't contribute constructively to a Rock Band-type activity. I really like board games though.

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« Reply #122 on: December 04, 2017, 10:34:28 AM »
Interested, though I remain packing hard for a move. Should be able to spare a few hours here or there, though.

I'm in for boardgames/light boozing/hanging out/Rock Band (like Karaoke). Less so for pubs/bars/restaurants, more interested in pot-luck options. Cheap bastard over here :p

If anyone else was into Rock Band, I'd bring all the stuff. We'd just need a TV.

You can drink water if we go to a Pub :p

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« Reply #123 on: December 05, 2017, 09:06:19 AM »

We don't quite have the snow for it yet, but is anyone else looking forward to cross-country ski season?

Wouldn't that require people to go out into the cold, when there are so many warmer options? :D

There is no bad weather, just the wrong clothing. Think of it - hot chocolate and food on a wood stove in gatineau park! Or easy trails near the river on a great community built resource!

But warm is good to. It's been YEARS since I've played rock band. That's a great game! Surprisingly little musical talent required.

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« Reply #124 on: December 05, 2017, 10:46:54 AM »
If we get enough people, we can have rockband playing at the SAME TIME as a board game. And then switch/swap places as desired.

There's a wood stove you can use in gatineau park? Is it always running? - Also, why would I want to put a ton of layers on, and go outside, if I'm not on a mountain (firmly in the winter should stay on mountains, or for short duration fort & ice skating). Nowhere else should winter exist.

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« Reply #125 on: December 05, 2017, 11:01:34 AM »
If we get enough people, we can have rockband playing at the SAME TIME as a board game. And then switch/swap places as desired.

There's a wood stove you can use in gatineau park? Is it always running? - Also, why would I want to put a ton of layers on, and go outside, if I'm not on a mountain (firmly in the winter should stay on mountains, or for short duration fort & ice skating). Nowhere else should winter exist.

I don’t know about wood stoves that are “always running” in the Gatineau park but there are cabins you can rent with wood stoves. We’ve been staying at Brown cabin for a few years now every fall; sleeps 17 and has a wood stove. I think it’s on the order of $150-$200 a night depending on the time of year. Not bad if you can split it 17 ways.

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« Reply #126 on: December 05, 2017, 12:06:05 PM »
If we get enough people, we can have rockband playing at the SAME TIME as a board game. And then switch/swap places as desired.

There's a wood stove you can use in gatineau park? Is it always running? - Also, why would I want to put a ton of layers on, and go outside, if I'm not on a mountain (firmly in the winter should stay on mountains, or for short duration fort & ice skating). Nowhere else should winter exist.

I donít know about wood stoves that are ďalways runningĒ in the Gatineau park but there are cabins you can rent with wood stoves. Weíve been staying at Brown cabin for a few years now every fall; sleeps 17 and has a wood stove. I think itís on the order of $150-$200 a night depending on the time of year. Not bad if you can split it 17 ways.

There's also day use cabins, with picnic tables and a stove. Can get crowded sometimes, but a great (free with day/season pass) option. Scroll down to "cabins" section here: http://xcskiing.ca/park-notes.html for more details.

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« Reply #127 on: December 05, 2017, 12:48:05 PM »
Awesome. Bookmarked for future use.

Getting back to the crux of the matter. Anyone against Rock band/kareoke and board games?

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« Reply #128 on: December 05, 2017, 01:26:04 PM »
Awesome. Bookmarked for future use.

Getting back to the crux of the matter. Anyone against Rock band/kareoke and board games?
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Yup!  I know far too much 80ís CanCon for my own good.  I have never played Rockband, but I can clap along with the beat 😜

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« Reply #129 on: December 05, 2017, 02:03:10 PM »
Awesome. Bookmarked for future use.

Getting back to the crux of the matter. Anyone against Rock band/kareoke and board games?
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Yup!  I know far too much 80ís CanCon for my own good.  I have never played Rockband, but I can clap along with the beat 😜

There is four ish button guitar, drums, or a microphone. Anyone can sing!

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« Reply #130 on: December 06, 2017, 08:26:18 AM »
I'm willing to host a board game night but we live in Barrhaven. I would propose around 7:30 (after the kids are in bed).

I don't know how people feel about travelling to Barrhaven so feel free to say "no way in hell".

Unfortunately we don't have a TV so I don't think we could do Rock Band.

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« Reply #131 on: December 06, 2017, 08:30:27 AM »
I'd be coming from near the Costco on Merivale, if anyone is around there and needs a ride. I'd be willing to travel out to Barrhaven, lack of Rock Band notwithstanding ;)

Plus, it would seriously wake up the kids.

If other venues volunteer, I'd be bringing rock band, 2 guitars, the drum kit, and 3 microphones (harmonies and backup parts ;))

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« Reply #132 on: December 06, 2017, 08:54:52 AM »
I'm coming from Westboro, so Barrhaven is definitely doable. Might even be able to bring our TV (it's relatively small so should be packable) if Reggie thinks we can rockband despite sleeping kids.

Maybe I missed this, but do we have a tentative date yet? I'd love to get this in my calendar as December is already getting quite busy with nights booked for things.

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« Reply #133 on: December 06, 2017, 08:56:57 AM »
I'm near Shefford glen, I can give lifts too.

Rockband will wake up the kids. People want to start throwing out dates?

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« Reply #134 on: December 06, 2017, 09:00:36 AM »
Oh ya dates... I'm proposing this Saturday (Dec 9th).


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« Reply #135 on: December 06, 2017, 09:05:04 AM »
I'm out for Saturday Dec 9 and Dec 16th, unfortunately. Could do the 10th or possibly 17th, though.

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« Reply #136 on: December 06, 2017, 09:18:54 AM »
I'm also out this weekend, but after I have nothing planned yet.

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« Reply #137 on: December 06, 2017, 09:35:23 AM »
lol. I guess I'm late to join this conversation.  We are only available this weekend and then were travelling next week until the new year.

So looks like our place won't work but I hope something works out for next week.

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« Reply #138 on: December 06, 2017, 09:38:39 AM »
10th or 17th OK for me.  I'm mostly available.  The perils of retirement :)

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« Reply #139 on: December 06, 2017, 09:59:42 AM »
I'm in for the 17th.

Reggie - too bad but enjoy the travels!

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« Reply #140 on: December 06, 2017, 10:01:45 AM »
Everybody at Biochem`s new place for the 17th!

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« Reply #141 on: December 07, 2017, 08:42:42 AM »
I'll have to confirm it with my new roommate (as there will be moving boxes everywhere, but something tells me it'll be fine :)

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« Reply #142 on: December 07, 2017, 08:46:35 AM »
Anyone else interested in the 17th? (though previous attempts have shown that most people pop-up a few days in advance of the meet-up, rather than longer-term outlooks!)

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« Reply #143 on: December 07, 2017, 09:03:46 AM »
Tempting, as I’d love to meet internet people in real life, but I’m taking my son to the Ottawa 67s vs Hull Olympiques game at Lansdowne on the outdoor rink ($15 general admission) on the 17th. I think that’s enough excitement for me for one day.

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« Reply #144 on: December 07, 2017, 12:32:53 PM »
Tempting, as Iíd love to meet internet people in real life, but Iím taking my son to the Ottawa 67s vs Hull Olympiques game at Lansdowne on the outdoor rink ($15 general admission) on the 17th. I think thatís enough excitement for me for one day.

That sounds like a ton of fun! My family was thinking of going to the Sens game outdoors but decided not worth the cost. This would be way better! Now to fit it around our plans...

@Canadian Ben were you thinking evening or afternoon for board games and rock band?

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« Reply #145 on: December 07, 2017, 01:19:34 PM »
Tempting, as Iíd love to meet internet people in real life, but Iím taking my son to the Ottawa 67s vs Hull Olympiques game at Lansdowne on the outdoor rink ($15 general admission) on the 17th. I think thatís enough excitement for me for one day.

That sounds like a ton of fun! My family was thinking of going to the Sens game outdoors but decided not worth the cost. This would be way better! Now to fit it around our plans...

@Canadian Ben were you thinking evening or afternoon for board games and rock band?

I'm almost at OMY's level of freedom for December (not working mondays-tue-wed), So I'll leave that point up to others. I'm fine with whenever.

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« Reply #146 on: December 07, 2017, 02:08:01 PM »
Tempting, as Iíd love to meet internet people in real life, but Iím taking my son to the Ottawa 67s vs Hull Olympiques game at Lansdowne on the outdoor rink ($15 general admission) on the 17th. I think thatís enough excitement for me for one day.

That sounds like a ton of fun! My family was thinking of going to the Sens game outdoors but decided not worth the cost. This would be way better! Now to fit it around our plans...

@Canadian Ben were you thinking evening or afternoon for board games and rock band?

I'm almost at OMY's level of freedom for December (not working mondays-tue-wed), So I'll leave that point up to others. I'm fine with whenever.

Nice :)   I too can be mostly fine with whatever, since it turns out there are TONS of the cheap outdoor OHL games, so not planning to go on the 17th after all. Just have to be up for work the next morning so can't stay out too late.

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« Reply #147 on: December 07, 2017, 02:16:47 PM »
Ha. Working on a monday.

Right @oneyearfromnow?

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« Reply #148 on: December 07, 2017, 02:22:39 PM »
Nice :)   I too can be mostly fine with whatever, since it turns out there are TONS of the cheap outdoor OHL games, so not planning to go on the 17th after all. Just have to be up for work the next morning so can't stay out too late.

What other games are there? I’ve never heard of the Olympiques or 67s playing outdoors before. I thought the only two games on the outdoor rink were on the 16th and 17th.

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« Reply #149 on: December 07, 2017, 02:56:34 PM »
@Canadian Ben  Funny   I've forgotten what day it was at least a dozen times since the end of April.   :)

I'd prefer afternoon to evening activities, as the reduced daylight tends to make me quite sleepy around 6pm.