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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #300 on: January 17, 2017, 07:52:25 AM »
Tuesdays are no good for me.  Mondays are probably fine, depending on my work schedule.

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #301 on: January 18, 2017, 11:39:14 PM »
A few of us are getting together Sun Jan 22 at 6pm in the Junction (at Curry Twist).  Is anyone else free and interested in joining?  The more the merrier!

Hi all!  Just a reminder for our meet up on Sunday.  Is anyone else planning to come out?  Please post a reply and I'll make a reservation for the right number of people.  :)

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #302 on: February 10, 2017, 04:47:21 PM »
Let's not let this fall to page 2!

Toronto MMM community unite!

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #303 on: February 10, 2017, 07:11:37 PM »
Thanks for rescuing it CSR!!!

Is everyone aware that there are still tickets available for Camp Mustache Canada in the Hamilton/Brantford area? Link in my sig.
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« Reply #304 on: February 10, 2017, 09:06:14 PM »
Do come!  I signed up!

Not sure how many of you remember that I came out to a Toronto meet-up last January, and I really enjoyed meeting those of you who were there.  I don't remember real names, or even all the forum names, but I remember csr, and plainjane, and mermaid, I think?  And a couple of others.  Prospector, I think you were supposed to be there but something came up.

At the time, my dad had recently landed in hospital, and one thing led to another ... anyway, for a while I got too busy with "real life" to keep up with the forums.  But I have been back on for a little bit, have signed up for CMC, and would love to get to know some of you at another Toronto meet-up before then.  Will watch this space for any emerging plans (it sounds like I just recently missed one). 
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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #305 on: February 17, 2017, 08:25:37 PM »
Meet up on March 7th!

We're doing this one uber-frugal style, by hiding in the PATH. 615pm ish in the First Canadian Place Concourse level food court, hopefully at a table near Longo's/the LCBO. http://myfirstcanadianplace.ca/

Bring your dinner and a treat to share (homemade or bought).


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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #306 on: February 17, 2017, 08:32:09 PM »
I'll wear my construction coat and a red ball cap. If you see me lost in the path system, take me by the hand and say reassuring words.
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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #307 on: February 17, 2017, 08:35:09 PM »
I downloaded the path map and was trying to draw on it to help you find your way, and then I gave up and decided you could get lost.

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #308 on: February 17, 2017, 09:37:00 PM »
I'll be there!

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« Reply #309 on: February 19, 2017, 06:25:15 PM »
I'm a longtime MMM reader, new to the forums -- it would be great to meet some fellow Torontonian Mustachians! Love the uber-frugal theme for the meetup :)

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« Reply #310 on: February 19, 2017, 06:30:36 PM »
Looking forward to seeing people there.
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« Reply #311 on: February 19, 2017, 09:17:30 PM »
I'm aiming to be there too!
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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #312 on: February 21, 2017, 05:34:08 AM »
Two weeks until the meetup. I wonder if that cake will last.

If anyone coming has a cheque for CMC, let me know. I'll update my spreadsheet to remind myself not to nag you in the interim. PJ? ElleFiji? Okits?
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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #313 on: February 21, 2017, 06:56:08 AM »
I asked DH to do an e-mail transfer.  Nag me in a few days if you don't get it.

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #314 on: February 21, 2017, 11:15:58 AM »
Remember when we exchanged secret emails? I'm all paid up. There is no cake in my house. But I'll bring icing for you!

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #315 on: February 21, 2017, 02:59:42 PM »
Two weeks until the meetup. I wonder if that cake will last.

If anyone coming has a cheque for CMC, let me know. I'll update my spreadsheet to remind myself not to nag you in the interim. PJ? ElleFiji? Okits?

Hey, I've been meaning to write the cheque and pop it in the mail.  But if you're ok/trust me to bring it to the Meet-Up, then I won't have to find my stamps or buy some more! 

Let me know if that works for you...
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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #316 on: February 21, 2017, 03:03:14 PM »
Two weeks until the meetup. I wonder if that cake will last.

If anyone coming has a cheque for CMC, let me know. I'll update my spreadsheet to remind myself not to nag you in the interim. PJ? ElleFiji? Okits?

Hey, I've been meaning to write the cheque and pop it in the mail.  But if you're ok/trust me to bring it to the Meet-Up, then I won't have to find my stamps or buy some more! 

Let me know if that works for you...

I'll PM you.
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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #317 on: February 23, 2017, 09:30:59 AM »
If you guys meet up in April, I'd like to join in! I can't do Tuesday nights, so will have to sit this next one out.

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #318 on: February 23, 2017, 11:14:17 AM »
Hi all - I'm new to MMM but not new to the underlying philosophy.   Excited to meet you all on March 7th!



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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #319 on: February 24, 2017, 05:39:38 PM »
Meet up on March 7th!

We're doing this one uber-frugal style, by hiding in the PATH. 615pm ish in the First Canadian Place Concourse level food court, hopefully at a table near Longo's/the LCBO. http://myfirstcanadianplace.ca/

Bring your dinner and a treat to share (homemade or bought).


Hey thanks for the suggestion and organizing! I know that foodcourt area well, and it is easy to find. But I strongly recommend we move to a different place afterwards for better and more seating such as FCP Upstairs, Bay Adalaide Centre.

I should be there!

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #320 on: February 24, 2017, 06:47:46 PM »
Meet up on March 7th!

We're doing this one uber-frugal style, by hiding in the PATH. 615pm ish in the First Canadian Place Concourse level food court, hopefully at a table near Longo's/the LCBO. http://myfirstcanadianplace.ca/

Bring your dinner and a treat to share (homemade or bought).


Hey thanks for the suggestion and organizing! I know that foodcourt area well, and it is easy to find. But I strongly recommend we move to a different place afterwards for better and more seating such as FCP Upstairs, Bay Adalaide Centre.

I should be there!

It will be lovely to meet you! If our numbers are bigger than our space, and we all find each other, we can definitely move upstairs.

And thank you to the larger organizing committee for this one. It was a huge team effort.

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« Reply #321 on: February 26, 2017, 10:47:38 PM »
Meet up on March 7th!

We're doing this one uber-frugal style, by hiding in the PATH. 615pm ish in the First Canadian Place Concourse level food court, hopefully at a table near Longo's/the LCBO. http://myfirstcanadianplace.ca/

Bring your dinner and a treat to share (homemade or bought).


Hey thanks for the suggestion and organizing! I know that foodcourt area well, and it is easy to find. But I strongly recommend we move to a different place afterwards for better and more seating such as FCP Upstairs, Bay Adalaide Centre.

I should be there!

It will be lovely to meet you! If our numbers are bigger than our space, and we all find each other, we can definitely move upstairs.

And thank you to the larger organizing committee for this one. It was a huge team effort.

The seats and tables are horrible and not group friendly.I eat there quite often. High chair stools of varying heights, small bar tables, and perimeter bar tables.

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #322 on: February 27, 2017, 03:54:00 PM »
Oh wow, so happy to see there's Toronto meetups now! See y'all on the 7th.

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« Reply #323 on: February 27, 2017, 11:17:53 PM »
So great that we're going to have a mix of both old and new faces, and yes, thanks to those who have organized this! 
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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #324 on: February 28, 2017, 05:01:48 PM »
One week!!

What snacks does everyone like that can survive a train ride?

Jello jigglers?
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« Reply #325 on: February 28, 2017, 09:33:46 PM »
None for me, thanks, Prosp.  Not vegetarian...
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« Reply #326 on: February 28, 2017, 09:54:44 PM »
I can make them raddish shape.
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« Reply #327 on: February 28, 2017, 10:51:18 PM »
Yes, please.  I would like to see you do that.

(But I still won't be able to eat them.)
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« Reply #328 on: February 28, 2017, 10:59:25 PM »
Since it's a party, they should actually be shaped like radish roses.

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« Reply #329 on: March 01, 2017, 08:50:14 AM »
None for me, thanks, Prosp.  Not vegetarian...

PJ - sorry, I've forgotten, do you eat dairy? 
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« Reply #330 on: March 01, 2017, 08:51:33 AM »
Maybe I'll bring ice cream instead.
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« Reply #331 on: March 01, 2017, 02:27:16 PM »
None for me, thanks, Prosp.  Not vegetarian...

PJ - sorry, I've forgotten, do you eat dairy?

Yes, ma'am!  I am particularly in love with almost all kinds of cheese (except the ones that are moldy moldy mold!)

Oh, what am I going to bring???  I need to decide soon so I can get groceries...
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« Reply #332 on: March 05, 2017, 01:47:30 PM »
Bumping to remind everyone that we are only 2 more sleeps from our meet-up date! 

Tuesday, March 7, at 6:15ish, as planned by ElleFiji, in the First Canadian Place Concourse level food court, hopefully at a table near Longo's/the LCBO. http://myfirstcanadianplace.ca/

Be there or be square!  Or round, or a triangle, there's room for individuality.  But, just be there!
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« Reply #333 on: March 05, 2017, 02:21:01 PM »
I'm gonna need someone to give a number I can sent texts to when I'm lost. I can probably make it to Bay St.
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« Reply #334 on: March 06, 2017, 10:56:56 AM »
So would anyone attending tomorrow night like a mostly full jar of dry active yeast that doesn't expire until Jan 2018?  If so, I'll bring it along.

I might bring it along regardless if anyone answers. Unfortunately the bacon syrup is very heavy.
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« Reply #335 on: March 06, 2017, 12:10:58 PM »
Yes please!

I have vowed to start using my bread machine again, and my yeast expired in 2015.  I haven't tested it yet, but even if it does still work, if I get back into bread machine baking in a big way, then I'd use it soon enough...

Edited to say:  I love the idea that our little meet-ups could be like a live version of a Buy Nothing Group.  I should look to see if I have anything easily portable that someone might want :-)
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« Reply #336 on: March 06, 2017, 08:37:52 PM »
My science experiments have now completed their 2 hour bake time and are fit for consumption (I checked. They passed.)

Yay for colloids.
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« Reply #337 on: March 06, 2017, 10:33:37 PM »
My science experiments have now completed their 2 hour bake time and are fit for consumption (I checked. They passed.)

Yay for colloids. 

I did not know what a colloid is when I read your post.  So, I looked it up (i.e. googled it.)  I read (part of) the Wikipedia entry on colloids, and I still don't know what a colloid is.

But among other things that Wikipedia told me, I now know that "Milk is an emulsified colloid of liquid butterfat globules dispersed within a water-based solution."

This does not make drinking a glass of milk more appealing to me.  :-/
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« Reply #338 on: March 07, 2017, 03:24:39 AM »
A colloid is one state of matter suspended in another. Milk has solids (fats0 suspended in a liquid. Pop has gasses suspended in a liquid. Soft serve ice cream has gasses suspended in a liquid.

My colloids have gasses suspended in a solid.
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« Reply #339 on: March 07, 2017, 05:11:55 AM »
If any of the cheque bringers need to know how much they have outstanding on their CMC account, please fire me a message this morning. I'll check the spreadsheet at lunch.
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« Reply #340 on: March 07, 2017, 03:45:18 PM »
Will be at tonight's event closer to 6:30pm. See you all then!

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« Reply #341 on: March 07, 2017, 10:05:47 PM »
Ok, I can't believe I'm the first to post an update.  It's almost midnight, and I just got home.  Made a quick stop at my mom's on the way home, because she lives close to where I parked to take the subway.  I try to stop in while in the neighbourhood, to help her change her bed, or carry stuff up and down the stairs for her (laundry, big bags of dog food, etc)

Anyway - guys!  Tonight was a very lucrative visit.  I was putting stuff in a tall cupboard for her, and saw her mixing bowls, and mentioned that I seem to have given away/donated all my mixing bowls, by accident.  I mean, I was deliberately paring down but I think I gave away one set, then later gave away another set forgetting that I'd given away the first one.  This led to a conversation about trying to cook more, and she offered me the newer of two kitchen mixers that she has, a practically brand new Cuisinart one.  It was bought when she thought her Kitchenaid mixer was going to die, and has only been used twice, because the Kitchenaid one is still going strong.  She hardly bakes anymore, so she happily gave it to me, along with the blender and food processor attachments, still in their boxes. 

Gosh, I have no excuses not to cook anymore.  I have a mixer.  I have yeast.  What more could I need???

plainjane, thank you again for the yeast, I'll put it to good use.  And thanks to all of you for all the wonderful snacks and goodies.  I had a really good time.  For anyone who has never been to a meet-up, who might be reading this, you should definitely come the next time we get together.  None of us are totally crazy or weird, in fact, everyone seems to be perfectly nice!
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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #342 on: March 08, 2017, 08:05:44 AM »
Like an absolute idiot, I had put the meetup in my calendar as April 7th.   Was so looking forward to meeting people.   When is the next one?!?!?

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« Reply #343 on: March 08, 2017, 09:36:23 AM »
Oh no!

Sorry you missed it, richyrich.  I don't know what other people's schedules look like, but I know I'm into my somewhat busier time of the year.  I was suggesting to one person that we might look at May to try again?  But I don't know what others think.

In the meantime, come and find a part of the forums that you enjoy, and jump in!  Are you working on any particular area of your finances right now?  Are you in the paying down debt phase (if so, think about checking out the Throw Down the Gauntlet section, to join a challenge to help cut your expenses) or maybe you're trying to figure out your Investment strategy (there's a section for that too) or rehabbing your house or building your real estate empire - sections for those too!  The forums are actually a pretty good way to get to know people, if you kind of pick one section that interests you, you'll find some of the same people posting over and over, and over time start to build up a picture of their lives.  Jumping right into more personal stories, of course, means going to the journals...
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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #344 on: March 08, 2017, 11:13:52 AM »
Ok, I'm going to suggest a date of Tuesday April 25.

That should be late enough into April for PJ, avoids MMM_donuts' course, and Prospector's Scouts/Cadets/swimming.
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« Reply #345 on: March 08, 2017, 12:38:07 PM »
Works for me!

Thanks, plainjane, for getting the conversation started...
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« Reply #346 on: March 08, 2017, 04:42:12 PM »
It was really nice to meet everyone yesterday! Some new faces and some familiar ones as well. Thank you to all who brought treats to the Meetup. I slept well =)

Looking forward to the next one! My schedule is flexible.

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« Reply #347 on: March 08, 2017, 05:39:09 PM »
In the meantime, come and find a part of the forums that you enjoy, and jump in!  Are you working on any particular area of your finances right now?  Are you in the paying down debt phase (if so, think about checking out the Throw Down the Gauntlet section, to join a challenge to help cut your expenses) or maybe you're trying to figure out your Investment strategy (there's a section for that too) or rehabbing your house or building your real estate empire - sections for those too!  The forums are actually a pretty good way to get to know people, if you kind of pick one section that interests you, you'll find some of the same people posting over and over, and over time start to build up a picture of their lives.  Jumping right into more personal stories, of course, means going to the journals...

I agree!  For the lurkers, three hours to chat in person sounds like a lot but it really isn't.  I encourage you to engage with the community for more in-depth discussions and to receive and reciprocate information and support.

Also, please suggest dates or meeting venues in parts of the GTA where you'd like to see a meet up.  The GTA is so spread out I think other Mustachians would show up to a gathering closer to them.  If you'd like a particular theme or topic to discuss at a meet up, please suggest that, too! 

I had fun last night!  Thank you to all the bakers, DH enjoyed the goodies I brought home.  (PJ, I didn't eat many of the vegetables I brought last night, either.  Because it was important to appreciate the baking efforts of others.  ;)

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #348 on: March 08, 2017, 11:33:11 PM »
Over in one of the journals, someone asked Prospector how the meet-up went.  His response led to me making a comment about how much I enjoyed the cookies our anonymous friend brought (I'm referring to the young lady who said she hasn't actually joined the forums yet, but saw the meet-up listed and came to check it out.  I'm so sorry - I sat next to you all night and asked you your name twice, but I've already forgotten it!)

Anyway, someone else in the journals asked for more information about these wonderful cookies, and being in a kind of goofy mood, I penned this (fashioned on the famous Ode on a Grecian Urn) and posted it.  But realizing that unless our anonymous friend signs up, she won't be able to see it there, I thought I'd post it here as well.

Ode on the Anonymous Cookies
Thou still unravished conveyors of goodness!
Thou foster child of coffee and cream.
Culinary historian, who canst thus express,
The tales of nuts and spices e'er sweet.
What hands shaped your tops,
So beautifully rounded,
And baked perfectly golden brown?
Tasted treats are sweet, but those not yet sampled
Are sweeter; therefore, ye soft shapes linger on;
Not to the sensual tongue, but, more endear'd,
Scent to the spirit ditties with no hunger.
Who are these coming to the sacrifice?
To what table in First Canadian Place,
Didst thou bringst their floury goodness?
With which great MMM'ers didst thou share?
When dieters shall this sweet feast waste,
Thou shalt remain, in midst of other foods
Friend to woman and man, to whom thou sayst,
"Taste is truth, truth beauty," that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.

And now, having stayed reaaaaally late at work to clear some things off my desk, and having just eaten dinner at midnight, I am going to go and have dessert - the piece of coffee cake and lemon square that I brought home last night!  Thanks all!
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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #349 on: March 09, 2017, 01:00:14 PM »
And just to make sure everyone is clear, our meetup is nothing like the MMM one mentioned here:

http://moneyboss.com/frugal-shaming-and-financial-one-upmanship/

We are all very aware of the "log in our eye" and admit them to the group.  I still have cable and a home phone.  There are two of us living in 1400 sq ft.
Using procrastination to my advantage since 2001.

CM*TO Is a thing!! We're accepting names for the waitlist!!