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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #50 on: April 04, 2016, 11:06:33 AM »
Welcome mustache

I think a potluck is a great idea considering the time of day : )

Oh, so I fixed the map. There happens to be a drop down menu that says "view" or "edit". Imagine that?

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zOVx6McmP_j4.kU-U-m2tMBq8&usp=sharing

Foundapenny, go ahead and move the marker to exactly where it should be.

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #51 on: April 04, 2016, 11:24:35 AM »
Potluck MMM Meet Up on April 9th, at 5pm at the park/pavilions east of Dancing Moose Montessori School.

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zOVx6McmP_j4.kU-U-m2tMBq8&usp=sharing

Rainy date location is the Barnes & Noble at the South Town Mall

Bring something shareable if you can, if not don't worry about it.

I'll bring homemade hummus with chips : )
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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #52 on: April 04, 2016, 11:33:28 AM »
I can bring something.  Are we going to BBQ or not?  We could bring a meat and coordinate the sides.  Or just bring things to share without the BBQ?   Also, I am planning on bringing my wife and baby are others planning on bringing family?

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« Reply #53 on: April 04, 2016, 02:28:58 PM »
I was going to go solo, baby is too little to do much right now and gets tired pretty quick. I'll plan to bring ribs or some kind of meat.
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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #54 on: April 04, 2016, 04:10:27 PM »
Excited you guys got this going! I will be out of town this weekend, but will follow the thread for the future.

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #55 on: April 04, 2016, 08:53:03 PM »
For those that have been to this location before, does the pavilion have BBQ's that require coals?
I can bring a side dish and meat to share.

FYI - My wife and child will join me.

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #56 on: April 04, 2016, 08:55:34 PM »
Woops I missed the info from Foundapenny.  If you have a campstove that would probably be easiest.

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« Reply #57 on: April 04, 2016, 09:03:06 PM »
I'll bring some chips!

-Rob

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #58 on: April 05, 2016, 01:56:12 PM »
Some of the pavilions have the metal grill box, but I'll bring a camp stove and a griddle top just to make it easier. I mentioned some Costco dogs earlier in the thread, but if others are bringing meat I can bring some pasta salad for sure and maybe something else as well.

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #59 on: April 08, 2016, 08:55:37 AM »
So how many people do we have planning to attend on Sat?

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« Reply #60 on: April 08, 2016, 09:13:22 AM »
I'll have me for sure. If my wife and daughter happen to come (unlikely, but possible) they won't need meat.

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #61 on: April 08, 2016, 09:19:08 AM »
I'll be there.

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« Reply #62 on: April 08, 2016, 11:05:33 AM »
I will be there and i will bring some cups and drinks.

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #63 on: April 08, 2016, 12:40:11 PM »
So how many people do we have planning to attend on Sat?

The eight who participated in the doodle were:

EarlyFI
myself
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Foundapenny
Rob
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Benjamin
Brandon

If you didn't, come anyway : )

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #64 on: April 09, 2016, 11:31:13 AM »
So we don't have duplication of efforts.  I thought I would post what I am bringing to share:

Kielbasa
Sourkraut
Shrimp salad
Beer

There will be three in my party, myself and my wife and an infant.

Also, since I haven't met anyone before, could someone send me the number so I can can call when I arrive to find the group?  Mine is 404.923.0467

See you tonight.

-Benjamin

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #65 on: April 09, 2016, 11:45:53 AM »
Good call Benjamin,

I'll be bringing a vegetarian snack of hummus and crackers/chips, and some beer as well.

My number is 385-275-6425.

I'm hoping Foundapenny can maneuver the marker on the google map to where to meet specifically. I moved it to the parking area which appears to be by the pavilions.
https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zOVx6McmP_j4.kU-U-m2tMBq8&usp=sharing

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« Reply #66 on: April 09, 2016, 02:36:50 PM »
You've got it marked right. There are seven pavilions right there off that parking lot, so we'll just have to see what's open when we arrive. I'm going to try to get there about 10-15 minutes early.

I'll be bringing a macaroni salad, the camp stove and cooktop.

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #67 on: April 09, 2016, 09:07:28 PM »
Hey All -

Great meeting everyone tonight! 


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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #68 on: April 09, 2016, 09:26:59 PM »
Agreed, it was great to meet everyone!

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #69 on: April 10, 2016, 10:18:00 AM »
Absolutely. Good times. Let's do it again in 4-6 weeks, hopefully with a little bit warmer breeze.

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #70 on: April 10, 2016, 12:58:57 PM »
Posting to follow, in hopes I can make it to the next meetup.  :)

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #71 on: April 12, 2016, 10:21:30 PM »
Does anyone have other time of day or day of week preferences?

Options have been Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, 11am, 2pm, 5pm.

2pm hasn't yet made the cut, so I'm considering ditching that and possibly adding 7:30pm.

Saturday has been most popular so far.

Eventually moving to a set date and time, i.e. 2nd Saturday of the month at 5pm, would alleviate this hassle.

Chime in, let me know what you think.

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #72 on: April 13, 2016, 08:30:44 AM »
11am or 5pm Saturdays work pretty well for me.

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« Reply #73 on: April 13, 2016, 12:58:39 PM »
Seems I forgot to follow this thread and missed 2 meetups :(

Saturdays work best for me, non-FI and still a M-F wage slave. I'd also probably bring along my wife and 3 kids (4-8 yo).

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« Reply #74 on: April 13, 2016, 01:44:29 PM »
Welcome ekimatuan,

I'll probably do one more doodle for the third meet up, and at the end of the meeting we can all decide on a monthly day/time.

See you at the next one.

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #75 on: April 13, 2016, 09:33:30 PM »
Sundays actually work best for me.  Saturday mornings more likely than evenings.  I'm an entertainment technician.  My weekends are usually eaten up by shows.  But certainly when a time is decided, I'll do my best to make it to at least one meetup.

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #76 on: April 25, 2016, 04:38:59 PM »
The Doodle Poll for the 3rd meet up has been created.

http://doodle.com/poll/cnpkdvrhn62kh2dd

As usual, please let me know if you would like a different date or time for the poll.


Now that we have a couple meet ups under our belt, it would be great to know what you all would like to get out of the meetings.

Examples:

  • Discussion topics lead by someone
  • "Experts" in a particular aspect of Mustachianism, finance, or similar subject
  • Personal stories, grand plans, or other inspirational things
  • Area guides / Ways to save $$ locally / Ways you live efficiently / Tips & Tricks


For example, I'm considering either OMY or a leave of absence, and could share my personal story with my nearly two months off of work and how I could move forward with my SuperPlan.

What do you think would add value to these meet ups? What discussions or topics would you like to hear about? Would you be willing to lead a discussion on the topic/story/etc?

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #77 on: April 29, 2016, 08:18:39 PM »
For discussion, I think throwing down the gauntlet would be fun. I'm trying to cut my childcare expenses in half and cut my food/gas expenses by 25% this month. I'd also be curious to know how many years people have left and what kind of retirement people are shooting for. Might be too personal though.
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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #78 on: May 10, 2016, 07:57:24 AM »
Are we on for this Saturday at 2?

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« Reply #79 on: May 10, 2016, 09:51:03 PM »
Let's decide tomorrow evening. If we don't have more than four people by then I suggest we postpone it by two weeks.

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #80 on: May 12, 2016, 10:43:34 PM »
Meet up #3 postponed

Since we have low numbers, let's postpone this meet up.

Again, if you have other days or times-of-day that you prefer, just let me know.

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« Reply #81 on: May 14, 2016, 03:02:32 PM »
I was on vacation and I forgot to check back in the thread when I returned to see when the next meet up was. Throw out another poll and I'll add my availability.

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« Reply #82 on: June 23, 2016, 03:13:57 PM »
Bumping this thread back to life. Anyone interested in a July meet up?

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« Reply #83 on: June 23, 2016, 08:16:17 PM »
Yes, absolutely!

Who else?

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« Reply #84 on: June 24, 2016, 11:02:46 AM »
How about Saturday 7/2?

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« Reply #85 on: June 24, 2016, 11:46:24 AM »
I'm out of town on 7/2. Fourth of July weekend. Could do an early afternoon 7/9 or anytime 7/10.

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« Reply #86 on: June 24, 2016, 02:19:12 PM »
7/9 and 7/16 weekends are booked for me, 7/23 and 7/30 are open.

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« Reply #87 on: June 24, 2016, 02:30:44 PM »
The 23rd works for me. I'm gone again the 30th. I suspect it'll be hard to pin everyone down during the summer, but we should definitely get something set up even if the attendance is a little less than the past couple. Don't want to lose momentum!

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« Reply #88 on: June 24, 2016, 08:07:49 PM »
Sounds like a Doodle is in order! I'll create one soon. Maybe some others will chime in with favored dates and times.

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« Reply #89 on: June 30, 2016, 02:07:03 PM »
Hello all,

My wife and I just moved to SLC June 1 and have been on the FIREish path for a little over a year. I would much like meeting some like minded people. Looks like something might be in the works for July, our weekends typically always open as we have just moved, so looking forward to a meetup!

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« Reply #90 on: June 30, 2016, 08:01:54 PM »
Welcome welcome! I'm glad you found the place.

I'm out of town, but maybe from Foundapenny or Olob will take charge of this next meetup.

Cheers!

Lnspilot

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« Reply #91 on: July 01, 2016, 11:37:04 AM »
Here's a doodle: http://doodle.com/poll/mera8bbmytpe3mxh

I might be able to swing 7/9.

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« Reply #92 on: July 11, 2016, 02:03:40 PM »
Wow, looks like we're all ships passing in the night the next couple of months.

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« Reply #93 on: July 11, 2016, 03:41:37 PM »
Did July 23rd still work? Otherwise maybe we shoot for August.

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« Reply #94 on: July 11, 2016, 03:47:26 PM »
Even if my plan fell through, that would only be the three of us getting together. Which would still be cool and all, but hardly the major gathering we had last time around.

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« Reply #95 on: July 14, 2016, 09:20:41 AM »
Let's try August, does anyone want to propose any dates? I'll be out of town the first weekend (8/6), but I'm wide open the rest of the month.

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« Reply #96 on: July 14, 2016, 10:29:38 AM »
August is pretty open for me.  I would love to meet fellow mustachians :)

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #97 on: July 14, 2016, 10:46:27 AM »
Same, after Aug. 8 I open up as well.

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #98 on: July 14, 2016, 10:55:52 AM »
I have to work nights for the next three weeks, so I updated my availability.

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #99 on: July 14, 2016, 11:36:07 AM »
What do you guys think about August 13th or 20th?