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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #600 on: May 12, 2018, 08:42:18 AM »
Thanks everyone, great to meet you all.  Husband was sleeping when I brought his food home 😳 next time Iíll stay.  Any thoughts on cheap organic produce right downtown?  Baby eats and ftonne 😉 and I have been getting it precut due to time pressures bla bla bla

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« Reply #601 on: May 13, 2018, 06:48:18 PM »
Nice to see you all, folks. The meeting was a good reminder that I should probably get my MERs under control.

Also, I've got ten pounds of pork fat cooking as I write!

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #602 on: May 13, 2018, 07:00:09 PM »
Nice seeing you all. If I'm still around, I'll be up for another one in a month :)

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #603 on: May 13, 2018, 07:24:43 PM »
Also, I've got ten pounds of pork fat cooking as I write!

You walk the walk, dude.  🐷👍 (What, exactly, are you going to do with it?)

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #604 on: May 14, 2018, 05:51:44 AM »
I, otoh, went to TCAF, spent $80, and then blew through the grocery budget at $125 this week.

But I'm down to the last 30 rows of my knitting.

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #605 on: May 22, 2018, 02:18:04 PM »
Also, I've got ten pounds of pork fat cooking as I write!
You walk the walk, dude.  🐷👍 (What, exactly, are you going to do with it?)

I trimmed off about a pound of Very Fatty Meat, which I simmered with soy sauce (a bit like pork bellies). Then I rendered the rest for 2 big tubs of lard, a tub of crunchy pork fat, and some not-very-successful chicharon that we ended up adding to a stew and a pot of beans.

When I retire I'll devote myself to improving my chicharon skills...



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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #606 on: June 11, 2018, 08:34:23 PM »
Thought: poutine (vegan and regular) and pink gin at my house - one city West of TO.

This Friday? This Saturday? A Tuesday in mid July?

The possibilities are endless

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #607 on: June 11, 2018, 08:50:36 PM »
Thought: poutine (vegan and regular) and pink gin at my house - one city West of TO.

This Friday? This Saturday? A Tuesday in mid July?

The possibilities are endless

I could possibly do Friday or Saturday.

We take the GO train to your place, yes?  Or a bus?

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #608 on: June 11, 2018, 08:54:46 PM »
The train, yes. I'll email/pm details once we confirm a day and time.

So. Much. Fun.

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #609 on: June 12, 2018, 05:11:10 AM »
Will there be party cheese?

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #610 on: June 12, 2018, 06:38:03 AM »
Will there be party cheese?

I can bring a wedge if you don't mind it being marked "best before June 11".

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #611 on: June 12, 2018, 06:50:28 AM »
I can't do this Friday, but otherwise.

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #612 on: June 12, 2018, 06:55:53 AM »
I can't do this Friday, but otherwise.

Saturday?

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #613 on: June 12, 2018, 06:57:36 AM »
I can't do this Friday, but otherwise.

Saturday?
If we do Saturday, I might clean.

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #614 on: June 12, 2018, 11:33:47 AM »
I'm interested! What time are you thinking?

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #615 on: June 12, 2018, 01:03:53 PM »
I'm interested! What time are you thinking?
Which times work better for people?

@plainjane can you do Saturday around 1, or is the whole weekend busy?

Friday would probably be 6 or a little later by the time people filter in. Family friendly, but I have no kids.

Other people to bat signal... @avrex @CanuckExpat

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #616 on: June 12, 2018, 08:41:06 PM »
Friday would be a yes for us, Saturday a no.

Thanks for taking the initiative to organize, and to host!

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #617 on: June 12, 2018, 08:43:28 PM »
82.769% sure we can make it. Will need your address again though.

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #618 on: June 13, 2018, 06:25:46 AM »
I'm good anytime on Saturday. It's just Friday and Sunday that are booked.

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #619 on: June 13, 2018, 07:51:48 AM »
Other people to bat signal... @avrex @CanuckExpat

Bat signal worked :)   Thanks Elle for hosting.

Weekend plans are still in flux.  However, I should be able to do Friday.

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #620 on: June 13, 2018, 11:58:00 AM »
Okay, it looks like most people are better Friday, I will PM my address etc to the people who've replied. Anyone else who can come, you can PM me for details - maybe CC okits or prospector. I deputized them to share my info.

Mississauga Poutine and Gin meetup
My house
Friday
6pm ish (earlier is possible, text me)
I will supply
A filthy apartment
Fries, sweet potato fries, vegan cheese, cheese curds, gravy (possibly from a packet dye to it being Friday), pink Gin, dishes and stuff

If anyone wants to contribute non alcoholic beverages or a salad or something to share, it will be awesome. If they don't, it will still be awesome.

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #621 on: June 13, 2018, 03:10:39 PM »
I can bring a salad.  :)

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #622 on: June 13, 2018, 04:50:27 PM »
I will be coming on the GO train... with a boy... and 2 bikes... and stuff.

We will attempt to bring some sort of a munchable thing. I guarantee nothing.

Also, can I be Deputy Dawg?


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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #623 on: June 15, 2018, 09:54:06 AM »
For anyone in Toronto who has time Saturday Morning, James and I will be cycling through Toronto eastbound to Whitby. If you want to tag along for a km or 50, let me know. We move at the speed of a 10 yr old boy. Sometimes that's fast, but mostly its not. If you don't want to go the full distance, you can easily bail out at Rouge Hill GO station and hitch a ride back to Toronto on the train. Same thing in Whitby where the waterfront trail goes to the train station.

There is no extra fee to take a bike on the train.

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #624 on: June 15, 2018, 10:28:05 PM »
Super fun time tonight.  Thank you, EF, for hosting. @avrex , thank you for sparing me the Coyote Gauntlet after imbibing.  Pink gin is amazing, everyone.  Highly recommend.  (Will I pay for it tomorrow?  I might be paying for it tomorrow.)

Looking forward to our next hang out!

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #625 on: June 16, 2018, 07:53:02 AM »
Sorry to miss you guys, tough logistics between baby and managing stuff for parents with dementia, downtown meeting would be nice in the evening again soon

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #626 on: June 16, 2018, 09:56:53 AM »
Thanks for the gin, poutine, and sofasurf EF! We've made it to Scarborough this morning... Been a great ride!

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #627 on: June 17, 2018, 06:20:28 AM »
Thank you again for hosting and a great meetup.

We'll be away from Toronto for some indefinite period. Hope to catch up with you all again when back in town.

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #628 on: June 20, 2018, 09:45:18 PM »
Super fun time tonight.  Thank you, EF, for hosting. @avrex , thank you for sparing me the Coyote Gauntlet after imbibing.

Yes lots of fun.
Thanks ElleFiji for hosting.
It was great to see everyone.

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #629 on: August 03, 2018, 07:43:58 PM »
Aug 13 evening or Aug 14 morning

Hi GTA Mustachians! 

@deborah has a stopover next week and we are going to meet up somewhere near Pearson airport.  Is anyone else available to get together either Mon Aug 13 (dinner time or later) or Tue Aug 14 (breakfast/mid-morning)? 

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #630 on: August 13, 2018, 03:31:20 PM »
For the Mustachians in the GTA, a post to let you know we have had a few bunks come available for Camp Mustache*Toronto (Sep 21-23).  Please check out the CM*TO 2018 main thread for details and PM me if you are interested in coming!

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #631 on: August 13, 2018, 06:41:25 PM »
@deborah last night and to ight got unexpectedly booked at work... I hope that you are safely landed and that I find a way to see you in the fall

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #632 on: August 13, 2018, 07:06:24 PM »
I am meeting deborah at around 9:30 tomorrow morning near the airport if anyone else is free! 

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #633 on: August 13, 2018, 07:09:21 PM »
I am meeting deborah at around 9:30 tomorrow morning near the airport if anyone else is free!

Is that AM or PM?

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« Reply #634 on: August 13, 2018, 07:18:03 PM »
I am meeting deborah at around 9:30 tomorrow morning near the airport if anyone else is free!

Is that AM or PM?

Morning.  I have yet to sort out who is going to roll me home after I eat five million Australian Tim Tams (I suspect I will be too happy to care!)

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #635 on: August 13, 2018, 07:23:50 PM »
I am meeting deborah at around 9:30 tomorrow morning near the airport if anyone else is free!

Is that AM or PM?

Morning.  I have yet to sort out who is going to roll me home after I eat five million Australian Tim Tams (I suspect I will be too happy to care!)

Go to work, or eat TomToms? Tough decision.

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #636 on: September 13, 2018, 08:01:24 AM »
Wondering if anyone is up for an ongoing meet up to discuss the new version of Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin?  I borrowed it from the library and there are great discussion questions at the end of each chapter.  Anyone game?  Works well in a group of 6-8?

Let me know, Alison

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #637 on: September 13, 2018, 07:24:50 PM »
Ya, I'd be interested. I haven't read the book yet. We're due for a meetup!

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #638 on: September 17, 2018, 05:28:03 PM »
HI there!

I haven't read the new YMOYL - but read the first version when it first came out. - and I have lived my life by it.
 Is it much different?

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Wondering if anyone is up for an ongoing meet up to discuss the new version of Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin?  I borrowed it from the library and there are great discussion questions at the end of each chapter.  Anyone game?  Works well in a group of 6-8?

Let me know, Alison

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #639 on: September 19, 2018, 07:15:52 AM »
I would say it has been updated, and really thought through very well.  I got it from the library, you could borrow, read and buy if you wanted to later :)  Well worth it imo

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #640 on: September 19, 2018, 10:36:03 AM »
I think is a great idea. I nostalgically remember reading this book when I was in university and so glad I read when I did even though at the time I had difficulty trying to translate some of the messages to my limited life experiences (ie. I saw calculating your hourly wage akin to beating a dead horse and a very depressing prospect but the life energy concept is something I still think about today).

It's hard to believe how popular this book actually was. For a blast from the past check out these 90's documentaries (I love cheesy "vintage" stuff) - https://youtu.be/QtveS1kZqYA

PBS even has a super old school webpage for the first film with original learning resources- https://www.pbs.org/kcts/affluenza/escape/
I feel like I'm in a time machine lol

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Re: Toronto Community/Meetup Discussion Thread
« Reply #641 on: September 20, 2018, 07:48:26 AM »
I watched it, loved the shoulder pads and fashion!  I read it in 1998 and did a small group then within my church community.  Would love to at least bring discussion questions to a meet up that doesn't mean that everyone had to read the book : )