Author Topic: Perth Meetup! (Australia)  (Read 199994 times)

stripey

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 820
  • Age: 117
  • Location: Australia
Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #450 on: October 04, 2014, 07:01:35 PM »
Ooh, I do have something stripey to wear!!! I was getting a little worried there for a while!! Ironic given my username I suppose.

(I just have a small wardrobe. Wouldn't bother doing Project 333 or anything as I suspect I wouldn't have any clothes to put away...)

If we're tallking bills here already, then how about I post mine here too, so those not coming to the meetup can see too (I don't have a journal). I just paid my last Synergy bill, from memory it was about $0.90 per day... I don't see how I could male it any lower really, short of doing things like unplugging the fridge, opting for romantic candelight dinners or committing to charging ALL devices at work...

I'll post Synergy and Alinta costs here in the next few days then unless anyone has objections.

stripey

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 820
  • Age: 117
  • Location: Australia
Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #451 on: October 04, 2014, 08:10:24 PM »
Meh. I'll just put them here anyway (please let me know if this is too derailing for the thread)

Righto, Synergy (electricity). In reverse chronological order.

Sep 14- $48.95- Single household
Jul 14- $112.95- Single household but friend stayed 2 weeks, lots of heating on
May 14- $82.15- Two person household for some of that time
May 14- $92.70- Two person household
Jan 14- $74.20- Two person household
Nov 13- $66.75- Two person household however I was away overseas for half of the billing period
Sept 13- $90.00- Two household

This is an older style brick veneer house with gas stove and gas hot water. I don't have a TV or a modem (mobile phone works fine). There is an older style aircon unit in the front room. I don't usually heat or cool the place much except if I have guests, or if I have a TOIL day and I'm studying in winter (sitting down stationary, the heating is nice... although I do use a nanny rug too). When ex housemate was living here there were more lights left on, and he had a desktop perpetually on. Other than that he was a pretty minimal electricity user.

On reflection, I have no idea why my last power bill was so low. I doubt it was the tax repeal...

Anyways, Alinta bills to follow shortly.

coin

  • Stubble
  • **
  • Posts: 158
Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #452 on: October 04, 2014, 09:06:51 PM »
Oh sweet, that's probably close enough for me to cycle. I've been really getting into it lately, I don't know why I didn't start sooner (sort of kicking myself for never cycle commuting when I worked in the city).

Melody

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1144
  • Age: 28
  • Location: Australia
Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #453 on: October 05, 2014, 06:42:17 AM »
Counting down: november should be nice weather too. Looking forward to meeting up again.

moestache

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 64
  • Location: Australia
Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #454 on: October 06, 2014, 09:03:21 PM »
9am at shots....i will be there :)

BurquenaAbroad

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 30
  • Location: Australia
Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #455 on: October 08, 2014, 03:33:18 AM »
I'll be there, but I don't own a single piece of striped clothing, so I'll be looking for your stripes and the mustache sign. :)

Anatidae V

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 6790
  • Age: 28
  • Location: West Aus yo
  • Naps for all!
Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #456 on: October 10, 2014, 06:56:49 PM »
I'm here and I have a cut out paper mustache

Anatidae V

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 6790
  • Age: 28
  • Location: West Aus yo
  • Naps for all!
Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #457 on: October 10, 2014, 07:11:18 PM »
Turns out we're actually at Food Monkey Cafe, it changes its name!

Melody

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1144
  • Age: 28
  • Location: Australia
Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #458 on: October 10, 2014, 07:19:53 PM »
When you get here, enter the building, walk all the way down the hallway we are the only group sitting in the very back room.

Anatidae V

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 6790
  • Age: 28
  • Location: West Aus yo
  • Naps for all!
Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #459 on: October 11, 2014, 01:27:31 AM »
Successful meet up! Lovely to see everyone, and great to meet Coin and BurquenaAbroad!

coin

  • Stubble
  • **
  • Posts: 158
Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #460 on: October 11, 2014, 01:47:16 AM »
It was nice to meet you all, I didn't think there were that many people going!

Melody

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1144
  • Age: 28
  • Location: Australia
Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #461 on: October 11, 2014, 05:23:31 PM »
Wish I could have stayed but great to meet you all. let's throw out some times for November? I will straight up say the 15 and 16th are less good for me, but other than that I am open to anything. Suggested location was tranby house in maylands. Bring your kids :)

moestache

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 64
  • Location: Australia
Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #462 on: October 11, 2014, 08:34:45 PM »
It was great to see more people at the meetup.

Second tranby house for November!
But the only days I can do are 22/23nd or 29/30th.

Counting Down

  • Stubble
  • **
  • Posts: 130
Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #463 on: October 12, 2014, 06:11:47 PM »
November is pretty free for me,  only day I can't do is the 1st.

HappierAtHome

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 5855
  • Location: Australia
Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #464 on: October 12, 2014, 06:46:59 PM »
Turns out my availability is really low for November, so I'm just gonna wait, see what other people propose and then come along if I can :-)

Anatidae V

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 6790
  • Age: 28
  • Location: West Aus yo
  • Naps for all!
Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #465 on: October 15, 2014, 01:25:54 AM »
I like the 29/30 :)

Anatidae V

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 6790
  • Age: 28
  • Location: West Aus yo
  • Naps for all!
Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #466 on: October 16, 2014, 01:36:06 AM »
Do we want to organise a bike ride sometime too? Might be worthwhile doing it in December or waiting until March (Jan and Feb might be too hot)?

stripey

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 820
  • Age: 117
  • Location: Australia
Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #467 on: October 16, 2014, 05:59:08 AM »
I dunno. First two weekends of Nov are out for me, the last two are maybes. Have after hours duties 29/30th.

Am keen for a bike ride. If we do it relatively early in the day then we could go any time of year (my preference). Suggestions of times welcome :)

Melody

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1144
  • Age: 28
  • Location: Australia
Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #468 on: October 16, 2014, 06:12:46 AM »
I am up for an mmm bike meet as well ;) sounds like last weekend in november is goĦ

missbee

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 95
Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #469 on: October 21, 2014, 12:06:18 AM »
here's a free event with an MMM-ish theme which I'm planning on going to:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-minimalists-everything-that-remains-tour-perth-tickets-8436219961


Anatidae V

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 6790
  • Age: 28
  • Location: West Aus yo
  • Naps for all!
Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #470 on: October 21, 2014, 01:30:56 AM »
here's a free event with an MMM-ish theme which I'm planning on going to:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-minimalists-everything-that-remains-tour-perth-tickets-8436219961
That looks interesting. I just got myself two spots (if SO doesn't want to come I'll try to bring a friend).

BurquenaAbroad

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 30
  • Location: Australia
Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #471 on: October 31, 2014, 02:44:03 AM »
I've put MMMM on my calendar for the last weekend in November. Will it be Saturday or Sunday?

Anatidae V

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 6790
  • Age: 28
  • Location: West Aus yo
  • Naps for all!
Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #472 on: November 09, 2014, 05:31:58 PM »
I've put MMMM on my calendar for the last weekend in November. Will it be Saturday or Sunday?
If Saturday is good for everyone, that's the day I prefer. SO will be coming, he's excited about seeing Tranby House.

HappierAtHome

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 5855
  • Location: Australia
Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #473 on: November 09, 2014, 05:35:02 PM »
I've put MMMM on my calendar for the last weekend in November. Will it be Saturday or Sunday?
If Saturday is good for everyone, that's the day I prefer. SO will be coming, he's excited about seeing Tranby House.

If we're talking Saturday the 29th, there's a reasonable chance I'll be able to make it :-)

Melody

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1144
  • Age: 28
  • Location: Australia
Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #474 on: November 13, 2014, 04:29:04 PM »
Saturday 29th. What time? 9.30?
I'll be there!

BurquenaAbroad

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 30
  • Location: Australia
Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #475 on: November 13, 2014, 08:24:01 PM »
9am-ish on Saturday 29th works for me, not sure if that's a bit early for anyone else.

Anatidae V

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 6790
  • Age: 28
  • Location: West Aus yo
  • Naps for all!
Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #476 on: November 15, 2014, 08:18:58 PM »
That works for us as well! We can probably manage by 9:30 (SO likes a bit of a sleep-in).

Also, we're going to the Jacaranda Festival (Ardross St, Applecross) on Saturday 22/11/14. Gold coin donation for entry, and I love looking at stalls of handmade things.

Anatidae V

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 6790
  • Age: 28
  • Location: West Aus yo
  • Naps for all!
Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #477 on: November 27, 2014, 06:40:35 AM »
Also, because the last thing I mentioned was the jacaranda festival, this meetup's colour is purple :)

stripey

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 820
  • Age: 117
  • Location: Australia
Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #478 on: November 28, 2014, 04:53:06 AM »
I may be there... going to depend on how late I am going to be at work tomorrow (it's been a very long week... including an hour-long educational webinar... eeep!!)

coin

  • Stubble
  • **
  • Posts: 158
Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #479 on: November 28, 2014, 10:27:20 AM »
I, too, am a maybe - I think I might have already committed myself to something tomorrow, but I can't remember what...

stripey

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 820
  • Age: 117
  • Location: Australia
Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #480 on: November 28, 2014, 05:09:18 PM »
Got a nasty cough this morning I shouldn't share with kids, so not comingto this one. Ahave fun, guys!

Anatidae V

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 6790
  • Age: 28
  • Location: West Aus yo
  • Naps for all!
Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #481 on: November 28, 2014, 05:35:25 PM »
Got a nasty cough this morning I shouldn't share with kids, so not comingto this one. Ahave fun, guys!

Take it easy, I hope you feel better soon.

moestache

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 64
  • Location: Australia
Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #482 on: November 28, 2014, 06:06:17 PM »
I'm still not feeling well enough so I won't be able to make it this morning, even though tranby is so close!


HappierAtHome

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 5855
  • Location: Australia
Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #483 on: November 28, 2014, 06:45:26 PM »
I'm not gonna make it either, the BF had minor surgery yesterday and I wasn't sure whether he'd still need someone around today - turns out he does. (He's completely fine by the way, nobody worry!).

Hope everyone feels better soon, there must be a few bad bugs going around!

coin

  • Stubble
  • **
  • Posts: 158
Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #484 on: November 28, 2014, 07:30:06 PM »
I am on my way - turns out I did have something today. I doubt anyone will still be there by the time I arrive, but I'm heading over anyway - Tranby House sounds cool.

Anatidae V

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 6790
  • Age: 28
  • Location: West Aus yo
  • Naps for all!
Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #485 on: November 28, 2014, 09:49:53 PM »
Highly enjoyable meet up, SO liked his tea :)

stripey

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 820
  • Age: 117
  • Location: Australia
Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #486 on: November 30, 2014, 09:05:40 AM »
Glad you and SO had a good time, anatidaev. ;)

Idea for another meetup would be another picnic at some stage, I suggest McDougall Park in Manning/Como (See: https://anecdotalanna.wordpress.com/2012/01/01/mcdougall-park-comomanning/)

Pros:
- Park with lots of shade
- Quite a decent playground
- <5mins walk from train station
- Toilets etc. available
- Two blocks away there's a cafe with quite decent coffee too, but pretty busy on weekends
- Got a very cute community garden
- BBQ available but in high demand during day- would only be avail. in evening I suspect

Cons:
- It's summer at the moment so it may be hot during the day
- It's not in the CBD
- The council has recently removed all the sheoaks from the centre island of the lake (= good idea) but did it all at once just before summer and didn't replace with mature native trees so there's a fair bit of algae for the ducks to negotiate (= a bit suboptimal)


As an aside, would anybody be keen to see the May and Herbert Gibbs Collection with me in South Perth when it's next on? I like museums and galleries and stuff, and May Gibbs is a local around here.

Melody

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1144
  • Age: 28
  • Location: Australia
Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #487 on: November 30, 2014, 04:08:12 PM »
We also floated the idea of a pre xmas pot luck at hyde park. It's quite shady/not hot there.  But either/or works for me :)

HappierAtHome

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 5855
  • Location: Australia
Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #488 on: November 30, 2014, 06:23:15 PM »
As an aside, would anybody be keen to see the May and Herbert Gibbs Collection with me in South Perth when it's next on? I like museums and galleries and stuff, and May Gibbs is a local around here.

I'd be keen!

Idea for another meetup would be another picnic at some stage, I suggest McDougall Park in Manning/Como (See: https://anecdotalanna.wordpress.com/2012/01/01/mcdougall-park-comomanning/)

I love McDougall Park, so I'd definitely attend one there if I'm free!

We also floated the idea of a pre xmas pot luck at hyde park. It's quite shady/not hot there.  But either/or works for me :)

Hyde Park is awesome. I say yes to all these ideas.

stripey

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 820
  • Age: 117
  • Location: Australia
Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #489 on: December 27, 2014, 06:28:12 PM »
Hi guys! Hope you all have had enjoyable, relaxing, or at least civil Christmases :) It's been very quiet for me, as I didn't quite get enough days off in a row to make flying home feasible (4 days and $1100 when it takes a 4-hour flight and a 4-hour drive to get there means the 4 days don't end up being much... and the SO can't tolerate red-eyes which is irritating!). So I've had good times with a combination of church, work friends, and other friends, and have enjoyed... well mostly doing nothing. And the weather has not been too hot- I haven't turned on the air con yet!**

I would most certainly be up for a meetup, but in reality I probably have the least of a holiday shutdown***, so I think I should just get the ball rolling, state when I am and may not be available, and we go with what suits the majority. Alternatively I am more than happy to meet up with people in smaller groups or individually on a more casual basis. I have lots of coffee and shortbread to share at my place! :)

Okay, so:
- Monday (tomorrow?!?)- available.
- Tuesday and Wednesday- limited service at work, basically I need to turn up in the morning, see if there is anything to do, and if it gets to early afternoon and there's nothing (50:50 chance), then I'll dismiss my team and we'll only return if something crops up.
- Thursday (bearing in mind this is NY day) I am free.
- Friday- same as Tuesday and Wednesday
- Weekend- available.


** This is not meant to be a 'share your badassity' statement, just a measure of how mild the summer is. My house despite being from the 50s or 60s has some decent design sensibilities such that the air-con can remain off for quite a bit of the time.

*** For those that know what I do, this is one of the busiest times for year for us.


HappierAtHome

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 5855
  • Location: Australia
Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #490 on: December 27, 2014, 09:12:33 PM »
New year's eve and day are always pretty hideous days to be out where there are people, so I'd be leaning towards Friday or Saturday? Somewhere central would work better for me.

I'm also wondering if there's any appetite for a pot luck games night at some point? I'd be keen to host one.

limeandpepper

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 3647
  • Location: Travelling in Asia!
Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #491 on: December 27, 2014, 10:27:49 PM »
I'm also wondering if there's any appetite for a pot luck games night at some point? I'd be keen to host one.

YES! Even though I don't know if I'm good at games. But it sounds fun. And potlucks are great. :D

stripey

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 820
  • Age: 117
  • Location: Australia
Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #492 on: December 28, 2014, 12:19:19 AM »
I'm also wondering if there's any appetite for a pot luck games night at some point? I'd be keen to host one.

YES! Even though I don't know if I'm good at games. But it sounds fun. And potlucks are great. :D

I'M IN! :D

Anatidae V

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 6790
  • Age: 28
  • Location: West Aus yo
  • Naps for all!
Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #493 on: December 28, 2014, 01:24:51 AM »
I'm also wondering if there's any appetite for a pot luck games night at some point? I'd be keen to host one.

YES! Even though I don't know if I'm good at games. But it sounds fun. And potlucks are great. :D

I'M IN! :D

I love the idea!

I'm probably going to skip this one, but I'll keep an eye on the thread in case I can make it :)

Melody

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1144
  • Age: 28
  • Location: Australia
Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #494 on: December 29, 2014, 03:12:59 PM »
I am pretty busy with work but new years day could work for me... I can't really do much else as I have to go to the folks house on the weekend as I worked all Xmas. I will likely need to work a few hours on new years day as well. I float bardon park as an idea for new years day... It seems to be not that busy ever and has a lot of trees and parking.

Melody

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1144
  • Age: 28
  • Location: Australia
Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #495 on: December 29, 2014, 03:15:36 PM »
And yeah... Stripey this has been the coldest summer yet. I only got my fan out for the first time on Saturday... There have apparently been a few hot days but only for little patches in the middle when I have been at work.Sat was the first day when it was still hot in the evening :)

HappierAtHome

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 5855
  • Location: Australia
Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #496 on: December 29, 2014, 06:46:03 PM »
Cool, I'm not free on new year's day so if that looks like it'll work for enough people, I'll bow out and leave you to it.

I will definitely start looking at dates for pot luck games night though. I have a few new games that work well with bigger groups :D

stripey

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 820
  • Age: 117
  • Location: Australia
Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #497 on: December 29, 2014, 07:25:45 PM »
I'm not free NY day either, sorry (brother coming in from interstate NYE 23:00)

limeandpepper

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 3647
  • Location: Travelling in Asia!
Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #498 on: December 30, 2014, 08:01:59 AM »
Maybe we can choose another day instead? Or we can just wait till the potluck. :) Meanwhile if anyone happens to come by the Perth Hills area, let me know! Visit me!! :D

stripey

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 820
  • Age: 117
  • Location: Australia
Re: Perth Meetup! (Australia)
« Reply #499 on: December 30, 2014, 08:14:32 AM »
Or do NY day **and** another date if people are keen (bearing in mind that NY day is rather soon now)

@limeandpepper, I've been told that my car needs a 'longer run' every now and then to keep the engine happy (one of the issues with a frugal lifestyle-- car's not used???!) so maybe I can come up some time on the weekend or something.

Mara