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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #50 on: March 30, 2017, 06:44:36 AM »
I would definitely be interested - keep the ideas and dates flowing!
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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #51 on: April 24, 2017, 01:26:02 PM »
I'd be interested in a meet up for cycling partners

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #52 on: June 05, 2017, 11:02:47 AM »
Howdy everyone!

I'll be in Ottawa (house hunting) from the 14th to the 20th.

If anyone's in town and has free time, I'd love to meet up!

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #53 on: June 05, 2017, 11:07:33 AM »
Moving to Ottawa or Gatineau? Where abouts are you looking

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #54 on: June 05, 2017, 11:22:18 AM »
SouthEast Ottawa,

Sadly I won't have my bike next week but I do like cycling so I'll send you a message this summer when I'm installed.

(If you want more details on the location, I list a few properties I have my eyes on in the last message in my journal)

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #55 on: June 05, 2017, 11:24:17 AM »
Welcome to Ottawa Cdn Ben!  I am around, my husband & I FIRE'd late April.  Send me a PM.
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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #56 on: June 05, 2017, 11:38:05 AM »
Congrats!

I like meeting people that are on/completed their FIRE journey, it keeps my motivation stay high, since even though I don't hate my job, I'd much rather not have to work if I didn't want to.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #57 on: June 05, 2017, 12:28:20 PM »
That is kind of how I felt.  I liked my job, it is just that I wanted more than four weeks vacation.  Since part-time or Job Sharing wasn't available, I retired.  So far the only thing I miss is the social aspect of my coworkers.  Not the work.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #58 on: July 20, 2017, 07:52:22 AM »
In case anyone missed the MMM post on FB:

https://www.facebook.com/mrmoneymustache/posts/1737736232908063
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Getting too lazy on this long summer vacation here in Ottawa, I remembered that to fix anything you need to think of yourself as nothing more than a Big Collection Of Habits.
So I re-read this classic and it is helping :-)

p.s. anyone here want to meet up on Saturday morning for a leisurely 50km bike ride from East End to West End (Gloucester to Dunrobin)? Fairly slow and along all the bike paths the whole way. If so maybe we can coordinate in the comments below.

He did not comment in this thread so please make sure to go comment on the facebook post if you would like to join him! Let's represent Ottawa and meet up!

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #59 on: August 03, 2017, 08:21:23 PM »
I'm finally in ottawa! Starting next week i'm available for a meet-up if anyone wants to try something like a bbq or those thursday museum visits.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #60 on: August 03, 2017, 09:14:53 PM »
Sounds great!  Happy to partake in any regional shenanigans... so sad you missed La Machine though.    Super cool...
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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #61 on: August 04, 2017, 06:27:05 AM »
I did see LaMachine on sunday, the machines were cool... the battle, somewhat less. I prefer robot wars!

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #62 on: August 08, 2017, 11:50:07 AM »
Anyone in ottawa use teksavy for their wireless? I just got an account and they asked who refered me to get 25$... so first come or best offer will get the free 25$

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #63 on: August 08, 2017, 01:38:04 PM »
Ben, we do!  great service 😀
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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #64 on: August 10, 2017, 08:43:02 AM »
Posting mostly to follow in case people propose anything- right now my main social calendar event for mustachians is CMC 2017, but I'm open to the idea of meeting up in town! Right now I'm usually in for board games, leisurely bike rides, and general hanging out :)
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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #65 on: August 20, 2017, 03:54:32 PM »
this is just to add to the crowd for a meetup. I have just arrived here at the forum, and still catching up on many things mustache.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #66 on: August 21, 2017, 03:23:28 PM »
New Mustachian and I'm in need of advice and support. I'd love a meetup anytime... outside of business hours, because I'm still a nine-to-five slave.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #67 on: August 21, 2017, 08:24:50 PM »
New Mustachian and I'm in need of advice and support. I'd love a meetup anytime... outside of business hours, because I'm still a nine-to-five slave.
Same here!


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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #68 on: August 22, 2017, 10:00:51 AM »
Well, I started with mustachianism around 2014, so I'm 3.5 years deep, with another 5 years to go before retirement, 7-8 years if things go completely to shit- so I can tell you how I've got everything automated, etc., so it's just set-it and forget it, but that doesn't make the time at the 9-5 pass any faster xD
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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #69 on: August 22, 2017, 01:11:22 PM »
Ha. 7-8 left here to (like you 3 years ago) and same thing. Slowwww and steady. I'm free next week Huzzah. Vacation! Who would feel up for a bbq?

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #70 on: August 24, 2017, 10:34:30 AM »
I'm good for Mon, Tues, or Thurs evening next week, if anyone else is.
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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #71 on: August 24, 2017, 10:57:29 AM »
Monday Tuesday would probably be easiest for me.

And I am willing to throw the BBQ at my place.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #72 on: August 24, 2017, 11:36:57 AM »
I'd love to come, and either day is good for me too!
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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #73 on: August 24, 2017, 12:06:48 PM »
Will OYFN +1 also be there?

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #74 on: August 24, 2017, 12:40:04 PM »
If Monday, likely. 
If Tuesday, he will be sailing.

Let me know if I can bring anything.... Relish maybe?  😜
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Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #75 on: August 24, 2017, 12:52:54 PM »
Monday or Tuesday would work well for me. Let me know what to bring, and where to go. Wife would be going with me, most probably


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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #76 on: August 24, 2017, 01:43:20 PM »
Neither Monday or Tuesday are that great for me but I could make Monday work.

I'm happy to contribute something to the BBQ, drinks or a side salad maybe? And will it be BYOmeat?


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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #77 on: August 24, 2017, 02:21:49 PM »
I'll probably supply the meat (depending on the number of people). It just won't be fancy cuts :D.

BYO fancy cuts of meat, when we have a good idea of the amount of people, we'll dive into the details of the rest....

....As if you need anything other than meat.

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« Reply #78 on: August 25, 2017, 07:04:34 AM »
I am a giant silly and have failed utterly at calendar based planning. My Monday evening next week is torched, so now I'm down to Tuesday, August 29 2017 for me.

If it ends up being Tuesday (seems unlikely), let me know!
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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #79 on: August 25, 2017, 05:50:11 PM »
So to my count, it's 6 people for Monday, 4 for Tuesday.

Monday wins!

(Making the invitation more visible)

BBQ Monday; Anyone is welcome, just throw your name in!

For those who have said they are coming, I'll PM you the location; feel free to bring anything, I'll be supplying chicken drumsticks and some Porc Loin for everyone, and some baked potatoes. Let me know if you plan on bringing something, just to avoid the classic everybody brought the same salad!

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #80 on: August 27, 2017, 10:21:24 AM »
PM`s sent out, if anyone else is interested, let me know.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #81 on: August 29, 2017, 12:23:45 PM »
Sorry I had to be a no-show. I should have known better than to say I was available on the last night before school started. There's always a long list of small catastrophes to solve on that day.

I still really want to meet some local Mustachians at the earliest opportunity, so once the school dust settles I might host an event myself.

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« Reply #82 on: September 06, 2017, 12:44:22 PM »
So cool there are so many Ottawa Mustachians! I get out very rarely with two young kids, but I like the think that one day I'll be able to join in the fun too!

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #83 on: September 22, 2017, 11:29:06 AM »
Sounding off the Horn,

Anybody free in two weeks? (Giving a longer time heads-up to see if we can find a date that fits for more people)

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #84 on: September 22, 2017, 12:11:27 PM »
I'm free every evening except Wednesday of the week from 2017-10-01-2017-10-07, though might be travelling back to the Toronto area for that Thanksgiving weekend (Oct. 7/8/9), depending on family plans.
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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #85 on: September 24, 2017, 06:05:33 PM »
I'm also "free" every night but Wednesday and might be interested in a bbq

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« Reply #86 on: September 26, 2017, 09:51:29 AM »
Alright, I'm rapidly running out of scheduling room, people, so let's get this thing nailed down/hosted if we do anything at all xD

I am now only available Monday or Tuesday night due to heading home for Thanksgiving.

I am hereby offering to host a BBQ on either of those evenings after 5 PM; thinking simple food and some drinks. I live in a shared house with students, so fair warning it'll look 'student-y', but if everyone's OK with that, then reply with your preferred night and I'll PM you address details. Also PM with any dietary restrictions or allergies; I was thinking some BBQ chicken drumsticks or pork loin, with asking other people to provide side dishes ('slaw? salad?). I've got some homemade dandelion wine, but it was a partial ferment- so sweet as hell. Still alcoholic, but more like a cordial than true booze.

Otherwise, if someone else would prefer to host, feel free to reply in the thread with your proposed time and date. Looking forward to meeting anyone available/interested!
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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #87 on: September 27, 2017, 08:36:21 PM »
I'm in!! Free either of those nights :)

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #88 on: September 28, 2017, 06:39:12 AM »
I'm also in for either of those nights, no issues if it moves from one to the other. I'll bring some veggies/dip and assorted snacking options.

Dietary restrictions: No veggies stuffed with other veggies! (That's a valid restriction right?)

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« Reply #89 on: September 28, 2017, 07:17:24 AM »
PM'd. Set for Monday night, 18:30!
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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #90 on: September 30, 2017, 07:12:15 AM »
Have a great BBQ!  We are off  travelling now, but will likely be available for the next meet up!
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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #91 on: September 30, 2017, 12:12:43 PM »
I'm in.

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« Reply #92 on: October 02, 2017, 07:22:49 AM »
Alright, we're all good to go here. So far I've got chicken drumsticks for the BBQ, some basic veggies, I believe CanadianBen is bringing some other stuff, and our total guest list is up to three. Good stuff! See everyone tonight!

Also, thanks to CanadianBen for paying more attention to the thread and PMing the details on to one more interested party!
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« Reply #93 on: October 02, 2017, 08:39:36 AM »
Yup. All sorts of associated finger foods. More veggies, and popcorn.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #94 on: October 02, 2017, 09:49:57 AM »
I'm bringing a pumpkin pie.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #95 on: October 10, 2017, 12:14:53 PM »
Alright! Round 2:

Board/card games and Wine night. Cheese could be acceptable.

Anybody interested?

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« Reply #96 on: October 11, 2017, 08:52:47 AM »
I'm in. Could do Thursday this week (10/12) or Mon/Tues/Wed next week.
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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #97 on: October 17, 2017, 09:29:01 AM »
Poking this for visibility. Offer's still open!

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« Reply #98 on: October 17, 2017, 09:48:12 AM »
My availability is now limited to 10/29/17 all day, or the evenings of 10/30,10/31, 11/02-11/04.
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« Reply #99 on: Today at 05:36:00 AM »
Hey everyone,
This is my first time on this thread. I met BiochemicalDJ at camp mustache this weekend and he reminding me about this group.

I'd love to get together for games or whatever.

Based on Austin last post, I could do anytime on Oct 29th.  Then I'm out of town for the following week. 


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