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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #750 on: September 13, 2017, 03:31:13 PM »
Whoa Arebelsby. I grew up in Brier. My parents are still there. Loads of people near Brier don't even know Brier exists! How freakin' random is this? The main moderator of the forum that I've been reading obsessively for the last year is in my home town when he could be studying Tai Chi in China or some such thing.

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« Reply #751 on: September 13, 2017, 03:47:57 PM »
Whoa Arebelsby. I grew up in Brier. My parents are still there. Loads of people near Brier don't even know Brier exists! How freakin' random is this? The main moderator of the forum that I've been reading obsessively for the last year is in my home town when he could be studying Tai Chi in China or some such thing.

Haha, I grew up here as well. Went to Brier Elementary 1st - 4th grade.  :)

Parents still live here (and many friends from elementary/high school are in the general area), so we visit once or twice a year.
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« Reply #752 on: September 13, 2017, 11:38:53 PM »
I'm 29, name's Patrick, and I went to Lockwood Elementary. It's a little funny that you look so much like my friend Ryan Hart who also grew up in Brier and also has an unconventional bent to him too. Task Rabbit, Fulfillment By Amazon, and he's a technophile. The resemblance is so close I just checked his facebook friends to see if you were a cousin. I'm going to do my best to make it to this meetup, but it is difficult since I work graveyard as a mechanic at Alaska Airlines and would be getting off that Saturday morning and returning to work Saturday night so we'll see. BTW community-at-large, if anyone else works for Alaska Airlines in the Seattle area I'd like to hear from you! Maybe we can hang out?

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« Reply #753 on: September 15, 2017, 05:14:36 PM »
Is this a potluck or not? Don't want to show up empty-handed if it is.

Good question. No one mentioned that, so it hadn't crossed my mind. I'd assume no, at this point.

Annabelle got sick, so Ali will be staying back with her, but I'll still be going (solo).
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« Reply #754 on: September 15, 2017, 09:11:26 PM »
I'll try to show up for a bit toward the beginning, but at some point I'll have to run off to a friend's kid's first birthday party.

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« Reply #755 on: September 15, 2017, 09:32:41 PM »
Wow, time flies. But I drove. I'm in town, and I'll show up.

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« Reply #756 on: September 16, 2017, 10:41:14 AM »
I wish I could make it! Instead I will be at my desk working on a Saturday, which is a poor substitute, indeed.

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« Reply #757 on: September 16, 2017, 11:21:17 AM »
Hey ya'll -- Meet up is on at noon today

I'm reachable at 206-486-ZERO-FIVE-7-FOUR if ya'll have trouble finding the group :)

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« Reply #758 on: September 16, 2017, 01:23:27 PM »
Well, I got caught out late on the wrong side of the sound. I might not make it.

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« Reply #759 on: September 16, 2017, 06:21:57 PM »
I'll try to show up for a bit toward the beginning, but at some point I'll have to run off to a friend's kid's first birthday party.

Oh man, I didn't realize this was you!  We really should have said screen names, too.  On my drive home I was like "Oh, Paul.d.k. was supposed to show up, guess he couldn't make it......wait. He probably was there, but with a different name than Paul!"  :P

Nice meeting you. :D

Leif is the smart one with the matching screenname.

Anyone have a link to the FB group? (PM if you don't want to post because you are a member.)
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« Reply #760 on: September 16, 2017, 10:10:18 PM »

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« Reply #761 on: September 17, 2017, 09:47:53 AM »
I'll try to show up for a bit toward the beginning, but at some point I'll have to run off to a friend's kid's first birthday party.

Oh man, I didn't realize this was you!  We really should have said screen names, too.  On my drive home I was like "Oh, Paul.d.k. was supposed to show up, guess he couldn't make it......wait. He probably was there, but with a different name than Paul!"  :P

Indeed, Paul was there too. He was the guy in the lawn chair.
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« Reply #762 on: September 17, 2017, 09:57:04 AM »
Indeed, Paul was there too. He was the guy in the lawn chair.

I thought PDK was British. Did I just miss an accent somehow?
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« Reply #763 on: September 17, 2017, 11:20:52 AM »
Maybe.

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« Reply #764 on: October 27, 2017, 01:12:36 PM »
It's been a while since we met up last, let's do it again!

I propose next Saturday (Nov. 4th) and I'm taking a vote as to where we meet up (cross posted on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1051424764875648).

Current options:
  • North! Green Lake Park
  • South! Genesee Park
  • Top of lake Washington! Lake Forest Park Third Place Books
  • In the city! Chuck's Hop shop (2001 E Union St)

If you've voted on facebook, try not to vote here.

I'll let the poll run overnight and tally the results tomorrow.

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« Reply #765 on: October 29, 2017, 08:30:11 PM »
The green lake park option won by a wide margin, so let's meet there!

Saturday, November 4th @ Green Lake Park, 1-4pm

If the weather sucks we'll take it inside to the Green Lake community center, otherwise we'll meet outside. Hope to see some of you there!

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« Reply #766 on: October 31, 2017, 07:31:04 PM »
I do not use Facebook so I can't comment there, but I like the sound of Saturday the 4th, 1 pm at Green Lake park. Is there any other info I'm missing from the FB group post?

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« Reply #767 on: October 31, 2017, 09:01:05 PM »
I do not use Facebook so I can't comment there, but I like the sound of Saturday the 4th, 1 pm at Green Lake park. Is there any other info I'm missing from the FB group post?

Doesn't look like it. Read the post directly above yours. :)
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« Reply #768 on: October 31, 2017, 09:52:53 PM »
Wow - the meet-up is just a couple of blocks from our condo. I haven't been to one of these before, but I look forward to meeting all of you!

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« Reply #769 on: November 01, 2017, 01:44:31 PM »
If you get to Green Lake and can't find us on Saturday, feel free to give me a text or call at (252) five-four-8 : six-two-six-five

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« Reply #770 on: November 02, 2017, 07:34:26 PM »
Excellent idea, thanks!  See you on Saturday.

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« Reply #771 on: November 04, 2017, 01:37:33 PM »
Let's meet inside the community center, it's cold enough outside to be unpleasant.

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« Reply #772 on: November 04, 2017, 03:02:34 PM »
We've relocated because the center was closed - if you're trying to find us give  a text or call at 252 548 6265. It's only a few blocks away


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« Reply #773 on: November 08, 2017, 11:02:21 PM »
I propose another meet up

When!? Saturday, December 9th, 1-4pm
Where!? 3929 Stone Way N, Seattle (it's in Wallingford/Fremont)

One of the members was kind enough to let us use her office/house (depending on size) for the meetup.

If you use facebook, https://www.facebook.com/events/534068403596037/ is the event page. If anything changes (like when or where) I'll post the update here as well.

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« Reply #774 on: November 18, 2017, 04:18:54 PM »
I don't really know where else to post this so that the right people will find it...but I figure here is a good place to find Seattle/Tacoma peoples. Please redirect me, if there's a better place to post this.

My sister's wedding is in June 2018, and I'm looking for lodging for out-of-state family (myself included). We're thinking it'd be WAY more fun to share a real house than to individually stay at motels. We're a pretty awesome, laid-back group-- I promise no rowdy parties, though we might have a couple intense board games, lol.

If anyone has a 4+bedroom/3+ bathroom house that they'd be willing to rent for a long weekend (friday afternoon through tuesday morning-- 4 nights), we'd be willing pay $200/night, and dust/vacuum/clean the house before we leave.

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« Reply #775 on: December 05, 2017, 10:00:11 PM »
I propose another meet up

When!? Saturday, December 9th, 1-4pm
Where!? 3929 Stone Way N, Seattle (it's in Wallingford/Fremont)

One of the members was kind enough to let us use her office/house (depending on size) for the meetup.

If you use facebook, https://www.facebook.com/events/534068403596037/ is the event page. If anything changes (like when or where) I'll post the update here as well.

I like sound of this. I'll be there!

Thanks for putting another one together.


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« Reply #776 on: December 08, 2017, 01:37:55 PM »
I propose another meet up

When!? Saturday, December 9th, 1-4pm
Where!? 3929 Stone Way N, Seattle (it's in Wallingford/Fremont)

One of the members was kind enough to let us use her office/house (depending on size) for the meetup.

If you use facebook, https://www.facebook.com/events/534068403596037/ is the event page. If anything changes (like when or where) I'll post the update here as well.

I like sound of this. I'll be there!

Thanks for putting another one together.
Not a problem! Hope to see you all there!

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« Reply #777 on: December 10, 2017, 01:54:04 PM »
Thanks to everyone who showed up yesterday!

Michele is offering to host again tentatively in early February - the details are still being worked out but I'll update you when we have more solid dates.

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« Reply #778 on: December 10, 2017, 02:41:05 PM »
We'll be in town visiting family for Christmas through just after New Years.

Anyone want to get together in the week between these events?  (Likely indoors at a restaurant, due to weather.)
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« Reply #779 on: December 10, 2017, 08:08:32 PM »
I wasn't able to make Saturday's meetup, but would definitely be up for an end of year get-together.

IIRC, last time we went to Belltown pizza, which I thought was pretty good. Chucks in the central district is also a popular MMM site (although it's a bar, so it'd be a no go for Annabelle -- and I assume Ali can't drink).

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« Reply #780 on: December 10, 2017, 08:15:30 PM »
I wasn't able to make Saturday's meetup, but would definitely be up for an end of year get-together.

IIRC, last time we went to Belltown pizza, which I thought was pretty good. Chucks in the central district is also a popular MMM site (although it's a bar, so it'd be a no go for Annabelle -- and I assume Ali can't drink).

Sweet!

I'm thinking we'll leave Annabelle with the grandparents (my parents), so bar would be okay (though I don't drink, and Ali is pregnant, doesn't really matter).

What about a Meetup more on the North end, near @lhamo and @FIFoFum ?

3rd Place Books in Lake Forest Park or something?
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« Reply #781 on: December 10, 2017, 08:56:08 PM »
3rd Place Books in Lake Forest Park or something?

I really like Third Place Books because there is tons of seating & no obligation to buy food/drinks (though there is food for people who want it).

I'm also biased because it's close to where I live. :)

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« Reply #782 on: December 10, 2017, 09:23:29 PM »
TPB sounds good to me!

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« Reply #783 on: December 11, 2017, 12:54:41 AM »
I'm up for something too, Third Place Books works as well as any for me.

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« Reply #784 on: December 11, 2017, 06:50:42 AM »
Great!  TPB it is!

How about Saturday, January 30th at noon?

(I am literally just throwing something out there, and pretty much any date/time works for us, so if that doesn't work for you, or if a weekday evening is better or whatever, speak up! :) )
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« Reply #785 on: December 11, 2017, 05:03:21 PM »
Great!  TPB it is!

How about Saturday, January 30th at noon?

(I am literally just throwing something out there, and pretty much any date/time works for us, so if that doesn't work for you, or if a weekday evening is better or whatever, speak up! :) )
You must have meant December 30th, since January 30th isn't between Christmas and New Years :)

I've got the whole week off so any day works for me, but Mrs. GreenShirt works on the 30th. The 28th or 29th (Thursday/Friday) are her days off - could we do one of those days instead?

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« Reply #786 on: December 11, 2017, 05:53:04 PM »
I did mean that, thanks!

Either of those work for me.

@FIFoFum @lhamo @FiveSigmas  or anyone else? :)
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« Reply #787 on: December 11, 2017, 07:01:39 PM »
Any of those three dates works for me, as long as it's an afternoon/evening meetup.

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« Reply #788 on: December 13, 2017, 10:57:20 AM »
Barring something from @FIFoFum, how about Friday the 29th at 3pm? @FiveSigmas Is that afternoon/evening enough?

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« Reply #789 on: December 13, 2017, 11:14:48 AM »
I can do either Dec 29 or Dec 30.

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« Reply #790 on: December 13, 2017, 11:18:11 AM »
Friday, Dec. 29 @ 3 P.M. at TPB works for me.

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« Reply #791 on: December 13, 2017, 05:28:50 PM »
Friday, Dec. 29 @ 3 P.M. at TPB works for me.

Us too!

Make it so!
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« Reply #792 on: December 14, 2017, 11:47:46 AM »
Is doing it on a saturday or a little later on friday not a possibility for those of us that work?

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« Reply #793 on: December 15, 2017, 01:51:39 AM »
Is doing it on a saturday or a little later on friday not a possibility for those of us that work?

That Saturday didn't work for GS, but later Fri could certainly work. Can you propose a time that works for you?
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« Reply #794 on: December 17, 2017, 11:22:14 PM »
The office will be dead that day so I should be able to make it anytime on Friday.

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« Reply #795 on: December 18, 2017, 07:54:08 PM »
Is doing it on a saturday or a little later on friday not a possibility for those of us that work?

That Saturday didn't work for GS, but later Fri could certainly work. Can you propose a time that works for you?

Even moving to 4pm will make it more doable.  I can sneak out early.   

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« Reply #796 on: December 18, 2017, 10:44:00 PM »
4 works for me.

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« Reply #797 on: December 19, 2017, 11:05:47 AM »
ditto

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« Reply #798 on: December 19, 2017, 04:32:27 PM »
That would be really awesome.  I can sneak out anytime after 3 so 4 is much better.  I've skipped the last few since I've been traveling alot.

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« Reply #799 on: December 19, 2017, 05:50:31 PM »
Cool!



EDIT: Changed time from 4 to 3 below. We will be there at 3pm (and still there at 4). See next post. /END EDIT.



Date: Friday, Dec. 29
Time: Starting at 3 P.M. (likely for 3-4 hours).
Location: Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Seattle, WA 98155


See you all then!
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