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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #800 on: August 30, 2017, 12:16:14 AM »
What area of Seattle are you staying at?

We're about 25 mintues north of the city, in Brier, but can meet anywhere.

I think we did a pizza place downtown one time?
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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #801 on: August 30, 2017, 08:46:12 AM »
Downtown please. Burbs be scary.

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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #802 on: August 30, 2017, 12:30:54 PM »
I'll join! If it's a weeknight, downtown is easiest for me. If it's the weekend then I don't care much where we meet, though I have a preference for north.

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« Reply #803 on: August 31, 2017, 04:49:58 PM »
Since the weather is so nice, I prefer a park/picnic.  But with good/free parking.

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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #804 on: September 01, 2017, 03:11:47 AM »
Hey peeps, we'll be in Seattle for a few weeks. Anyone wanna hang out?

I'm in Dallas. I'll head your way.

No, seriously....

I've been planning a big road tripówell, not "planning" so much as intendingóto take a Seattle trip to get away from the heat and scout out neighborhoods for a possible future move. And then I decided to drive it and stop a few places along the way.

Now that I'm not working, my plan was to take off soonish, but it's a holiday weekend, people panicked and caused a local gasoline shortage because they were afraid there would be a local gasoline shortage, and I'm apparently going to get a little bit of paid work to do, so my departure is probably mid-next-week now.

I've been intending to contact you in particular at Nords' urging, and I will, but hey if we're in Seattle at the same time we can meet.

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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #805 on: September 01, 2017, 07:58:08 PM »
Sweet! PM me when you know the approximate dates you'll be getting to Seattle.
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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #806 on: September 04, 2017, 09:51:48 AM »
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.

Thanks Zheng for putting the meetup together last month. I'll look forward to September 16th.

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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #807 on: September 07, 2017, 09:52:01 AM »
I just moved to Seattle and conveniently live in New Holly, can't wait to meet ya'll on the 16th :)
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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #808 on: September 07, 2017, 11:54:20 AM »
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.

We're in for ~2 hours (have a 3:30 thing that day)!  Looking forward to seeing people again/meeting people.  :)
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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #809 on: September 07, 2017, 02:44:24 PM »
A great park on the north side of Seattle is Carkeek Park. Beautiful view of the Puget Sound, and plenty of space for a picnic. There's a playground for kids, and trails for a gentle hike after the meetup.

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« Reply #810 on: September 07, 2017, 03:40:38 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.

Where is the meeting spot in this park or is it obvious?

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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #811 on: September 12, 2017, 09:15:47 AM »
Hopefully it's obvious, elsewise I'll be taking a walk around it until I spot a flock of fiscally responsible people talking about how hard it is to get into real estate in Seattle lol
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« Reply #812 on: September 12, 2017, 09:44:40 AM »
I haven't been to any of these meetups, but I'm pretty sure 3801 Alaska is an apartment building on the side of the park, so I can't imagine it wouldn't be obvious if you start from there. There's ample parking at the Rainier Community Center right there. I think we'll be able to make it so I'm looking forward to meeting a bunch of cool people!

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« Reply #813 on: September 12, 2017, 04:35:00 PM »
Hopefully it's obvious, elsewise I'll be taking a walk around it until I spot a flock of fiscally responsible people talking about how hard it is to get into real estate in Seattle lol
Well I for one will do my best to appear fiscally responsible, then.

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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #814 on: September 13, 2017, 12:06:41 PM »
Hey all! Yep- 3801 S Alaska is an apt building and there's plenty of parking in the community center there or on the street.

I'm not sure if we'll be able to swing by on Sat- but hope you enjoy the park! Leif or others, if you decide to come earlier in the morning, come have coffee at my place. PS: Recommend someone bringing a picnic blanket or two. :)

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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #815 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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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #816 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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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #817 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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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #818 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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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #819 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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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #820 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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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #821 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 #822 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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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #823 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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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #824 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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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #826 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 #827 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 #828 on: September 17, 2017, 11:20:52 AM »
Maybe.

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