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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #750 on: May 22, 2017, 11:30:22 AM »
Arebelspy, can you confirm what dates CM is, and what would be a good date relative to that for those passing through the night before to have a meetup?

CM is Memorial Day weekend.  Next Fri - the following Monday.

There's always an MMM meetup in Gasworks park the night before (next Thursday night).
The previous ones all were organized (what little organization it took) based on someone knowing the schedule of people passing through en route to CM. Sounds like we now have that. I'll post something separate in this thread and also to the WA facebook group for Thursday at 6:30.

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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #751 on: May 22, 2017, 11:42:57 AM »
Pre Camp Mustache Meetup time![/size]

Thursday May 25 at 5:30pm at Gasworks Park!

Meet on the grass at the end of the pavement just south of the picnic shelters and east of the big equipment. For those that have been there before, this is the same place we've historically met for the pre-CM meetup.

Look for a big crowd of people with bikes and possibly some beverages (please be discreet and aware of park rules).

This link should take you from the parking lot to where we will be gathering!
https://goo.gl/maps/bb4NAhTcv2y
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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #752 on: May 23, 2017, 02:29:31 PM »
Yeah! I think I will actually get to attend this meetup this Thursday as well, continuing the tradition.

I'll be getting to Seattle that afternoon, riding up from Portland with Brandon Cronan and his lady Taylor, for those of you that know them.

Does anyone live nearby and have a spare couch or something I could crash on? I'll be traveling alone, so as you can see this trip is running in last-minute planning mode :-)


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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #753 on: May 23, 2017, 03:42:32 PM »
Yes!  I have a house about 1.5 miles walk/bike up the hill north of gas works.  I'll PM you with more details if you're interested.  -Stephen
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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #754 on: May 23, 2017, 08:30:51 PM »
Also just sent a PM if you still need a bikeable place nearby.

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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #755 on: May 24, 2017, 08:08:32 AM »
Glen's post and facebook event says 630, MMM says 530 on the blog/twitter.

Which is it?

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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #756 on: May 24, 2017, 09:13:30 AM »
Glen's post and facebook event says 630, MMM says 530 on the blog/twitter.

Which is it?

Revised to 5:30. I'd done 6:30 as that was kind of the default local meetup time as of late.

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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #757 on: May 24, 2017, 07:48:59 PM »
Looking forward to meeting everyone there!

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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #758 on: May 25, 2017, 06:45:27 PM »
I am here.  Where is everyone?  I think I'm in the right spot.

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« Reply #759 on: May 25, 2017, 06:53:32 PM »
Found it.  About 13 of us here already.

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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #760 on: May 25, 2017, 08:04:18 PM »
Anyone still there?

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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #761 on: May 25, 2017, 10:51:33 PM »
Had no idea there was a regular thread going! Glad to be here. :)

Was great to meet many of you tonight and hope to catch ya'll again soon at future meet ups.

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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #762 on: May 26, 2017, 12:59:08 PM »
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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #763 on: May 26, 2017, 03:44:41 PM »
I hope no Mustachians were involved in this!

http://www.myballard.com/2017/05/26/2-shot-at-late-night-party-at-gas-works-park/
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Re: Seattle area meet up
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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #765 on: June 09, 2017, 02:36:05 PM »
I enjoyed meeting everyone who made it out to Gasworks last month. In fact I got so involved in conversation that I missed out on meeting MMM himself! I heard that this group met somewhat regularly, and I was wondering if just checking this thread was the best way to stay updated or if there was a Facebook or Meetup page somewhere. Thanks!

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« Reply #766 on: June 10, 2017, 09:48:23 AM »
I enjoyed meeting everyone who made it out to Gasworks last month. In fact I got so involved in conversation that I missed out on meeting MMM himself! I heard that this group met somewhat regularly, and I was wondering if just checking this thread was the best way to stay updated or if there was a Facebook or Meetup page somewhere. Thanks!

I've got notifications turned on for this thread whenever there's any posting.

Here's the FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1051424764875648/

I don't think there's anything planned at the moment but if you want to get the ball rolling.....

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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #767 on: June 11, 2017, 01:18:05 PM »
FWIW, I just got back in town and would be up for another meetup. If the sunny weather lasts, it'd be nice to have an outdoor get-together (discovery park, maybe?)

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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #768 on: June 12, 2017, 09:57:27 AM »
Are any of you working towards FI by building/running your own business?

I'm working to FI this way and would like to connect with others doing something similar that live in the area. Please PM me if you are!


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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #769 on: June 25, 2017, 12:27:38 PM »
How about Sat the 8th around noon? I live by Gennesee Park and there's plenty of street parking around here. Happy to make it a potluck if folks want to bring snacks. Or up for other ideas!

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« Reply #770 on: June 25, 2017, 10:45:31 PM »
I would like to try... flying in from Indonesia and arriving morning of the 8th.  Depends how jet lagged.  I've missed the last few meet ups.

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« Reply #771 on: June 26, 2017, 02:26:11 PM »
Sure!

The address is 3801 S Alaska Street and you'll see plenty of street parking around here.

Let's plan on noon on the 8th for now and see how many folks can join us. 917 538 4584 is my number if you want to text me.

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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #772 on: July 01, 2017, 11:17:34 PM »
I'll be there!

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« Reply #773 on: July 05, 2017, 04:25:03 AM »
Count me out of this one too.  I realized my flight doesn't arrive until Sunday morning.  Had the dates mixed up.

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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #774 on: July 05, 2017, 07:53:35 PM »
I will also be there. I just moved to the Seattle area. I'm looking forward to meeting some Washington Mustachians.

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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #775 on: July 06, 2017, 09:34:57 PM »
I always miss these things. I will try to come. This Saturday, July 8? If I make it with mini me, we will only stay about an hour.

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« Reply #776 on: July 07, 2017, 05:35:27 PM »
Great- see everyone at 12PM in front of 3801 S Alaska then. We can walk to the park and if you arrive late just text me!

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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #777 on: July 08, 2017, 01:20:28 PM »
We're in the park across the street. Feel free to text 917 538 4584 if you arrive

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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #778 on: July 08, 2017, 07:08:20 PM »
Fun meeting up with the gang! Would love to host more picnic as the summer weather is spoiling us in Seattle. I'll tentatively propose Aug 13th (Sun) to meet up in another park somewhere if people are around. :)

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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #779 on: July 10, 2017, 09:17:07 AM »
I keep forgetting that we're 1/3 of the way through July already, which means it's almost August, which means MonkeyJenga is coming to visit! Yay!

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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #780 on: July 10, 2017, 03:29:58 PM »
I will be in Seattle August 4-6 if anyone wants to get together then.  I'm happy with coffee or a walk or drinks.  (God, why do I feel like I'm in junior high, standing against the gym wall, waiting for someone to ask me to dance?)

I am visiting my sister, so if no one wants to dance, that's OK.  She'll dance with me. 

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« Reply #781 on: July 13, 2017, 07:31:59 PM »
Great. I'm happy to host again at Genessee Park on Sun Aug 13th around noon? There's parking around our address 3801 S Alaska and the park is right across the road. I'll bring snacks!

If someone wants to host and has another idea- feel free to suggest it.

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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #782 on: July 16, 2017, 10:42:35 PM »
Hi Seattleites. This might be a weird place to post this, so feel free to ignore.

Anyway: I recently scored a pair of boots, women's size 7.5, from my local Buy Nothing group, but the calves of the boots are too big for me. I quit the Buy Nothing group shortly after this transaction (not related to it - I just decided I have a little too much social anxiety to be comfortable with the group), so I can't post them back to the group. I am wondering if any local Mustachians might want them? They're J.Crew black leather dress boots. These, but black. I don't think they've ever been worn.

I have a small frame and the boots fit me about like they fit the model in the photo.

Anyway, let me know if there's any interest and I'd be happy to drop them off at a mutually agreeable location. I want someone to use them. I'll donate them in some other venue otherwise.

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« Reply #783 on: July 21, 2017, 02:02:16 PM »
Any Seattlites want to join a group to carpool to central Oregon for the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21?

Details:
 * In Spray, OR which will have 1 minute and 50 seconds of totality. 
 * My friend booked 2 RV sites on the John Day river for up to 16 people for $500, but we are tent camping on these spaces (no one that has booked yet has and RV)
 * Allows you to camp from Saturday - Tuesday.  We are planning on going down Saturday and returning on Monday.  If you drive separate, you are free to stay until Tuesday.
 * 9 or 10 people confirmed, mostly around ages 40s to 50s, although one 80 and one college kid.  We will be bringing adult beverages.
 * We're only allowed 4 cars, so desire to carpool with 4 to a vehicle from the Seattle area (most of us live on south and east side, planning on taking I-90, then I-84 and side roads down.  $50 per extra car, although there may be places to park in the town of Spray but not guaranteed.
 * If you want to join, just pay your portion of the $500 we paid.  Better yet, if you put together a group of 4 and pay $125 and you can have half of one of the RV spots.   We'd like to get a deposit as we've had a couple friends back out for other commitments.
 * Amenities: 17 port-a-potties and a couple taps for washing, potable water but bring extra with you.
* may be able to share tent but you provide your own gear, food, drinks.
*  Here are pictures of the place.  Supposedly, our spot is very close to the river.  Feel free to bring tubes or raft.
https://www.johndayrivercamping.com/photo-tour/

I also blogged about planning for the trip...
https://thehotflashpacker.com/total-eclipse-2017/


PM me if interested.    Edited:  As of 7/24 I think we're full but msg me if interested.

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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #784 on: July 21, 2017, 06:24:32 PM »
Sun Aug 13th at noon sounds great. thanks for hosting jingleszheng :)

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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #785 on: July 24, 2017, 12:16:46 AM »
Re: August 13th @ noon sounds fantastic, I'll try to be there!

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« Reply #786 on: August 03, 2017, 02:42:07 PM »
Awesome!

Slight change- I will start the meetup at 11:30AM as I have a commitment at 1PM. Address again is 3801 S Alaska St and feel free to text at 917 538 4584.

Anyone welcome to join us from 11:30AM onward! You guys can keep enjoying the day at the park.

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« Reply #787 on: August 05, 2017, 11:14:19 PM »
I plan to watch the Blue Angels and other airplanes tomorrow (Sunday) from right about here: https://goo.gl/maps/HNQUtmLy3MT2. Anyone want to join? Looks like a good day to spend outside in a park.
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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #788 on: August 09, 2017, 08:52:08 PM »
I love it when forum checking reveals a meetup I can attend! Looking forward to joining folks at Genesee on Sunday.

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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #789 on: August 12, 2017, 03:07:52 PM »
See you all tomorrow! Leif and I were chatting last time about how we sometimes want to help our friends think through finances but of course in normal, polite company it's not always appropriate.

But I'd be the first to volunteer and ask for some advice from the group this Sun! Wondering if others would like the same exercise.

Mini journal:
retirement savings: around 45K in 2 different 401Ks
other savings/emergency fund: 4K in bank, and expecting another 8K soon (from contract work + fin aid) so around 12K by end of sept.
salary: starting a new job soon in Sept. It'll be an internship at 40K and then 60K after 6 months with the company (a UX research agency). I'm transitioning to UX as a career and it means starting over again- but seeing this as a good learning opportunity.
other jobs: work part-time at a restaurant 2 nights a week and it's about $30/hr after taxes, also planning on hosting Airbnb food tour experiences soon. I am a foodie so my side hustles all involve food!
current expenses: around 1800 for everything

Challenge at the moment: saving up to buy my first car so I can commute to this new job, and also I am starting graduate school at the UW which is about 20K a year for tuition and other costs.
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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #790 on: August 13, 2017, 05:43:36 PM »
Thanks Zheng for putting the meetup together. It was fun to meet you all!

ETA: This is the article about the Issaquah trailhead shuttle that I mentioned.
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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #791 on: August 26, 2017, 01:59:35 PM »
Let's meet up again!

I'm going to propose Saturday, September 16 at Noon.

I think the Genesee Park spot (by 3801 S Alaska) is working quite well, but open to other ideas as well.

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« Reply #792 on: August 28, 2017, 05:20:48 PM »
I'll be there.

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« Reply #793 on: August 29, 2017, 10:19:54 AM »
As sad as it is to say, that's too far out for me to make definite plans just now. I'll try, is the best I can come up with.

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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #794 on: August 29, 2017, 06:11:07 PM »
We've been talking about going out of town that weekend, but if we're here, we're in!

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« Reply #795 on: August 29, 2017, 06:53:20 PM »
I live in Everett, so it's a haul down there to meet up. But would be worth it. I enjoy driving my beater Honda!
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« Reply #796 on: August 29, 2017, 11:48:27 PM »
Hey peeps, we'll be in Seattle for a few weeks. Anyone wanna hang out?
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« Reply #797 on: August 29, 2017, 11:50:34 PM »
Hey peeps, we'll be in Seattle for a few weeks. Anyone wanna hang out?

Hey Peep, which few weeks? Guaranteed you'll find some people to hang out with. (including me)
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« Reply #798 on: August 30, 2017, 12:00:50 AM »
Hey peeps, we'll be in Seattle for a few weeks. Anyone wanna hang out?

Hey Peep, which few weeks? Guaranteed you'll find some people to hang out with. (including me)

These next few weeks.  :)
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« Reply #799 on: August 30, 2017, 12:03:25 AM »
Hey peeps, we'll be in Seattle for a few weeks. Anyone wanna hang out?

Hey Peep, which few weeks? Guaranteed you'll find some people to hang out with. (including me)

These next few weeks.  :)

Pick a date. Guaranteed you'll get some attendees. What area of Seattle are you staying at?
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