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Title: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Landor n Stella on February 19, 2012, 09:02:32 PM
I thought I saw someone on the forums from Valpo. We're from just a bit north of Indy. 
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Sparafusile on February 20, 2012, 05:16:56 AM
I'm a Greenwood man myself. Just south of Indy.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Erin on February 20, 2012, 07:12:00 AM
I'm in Michigan - not too far and I love a good road trip.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: jennyh on November 21, 2012, 08:40:42 AM
I know I'm super late to this party, but just wanted to represent IN.  I live a few miles west of Indy.  Would definitely be up for a meet up if there's enough interest!
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: vivalarevolucion on July 26, 2013, 01:27:59 PM
I am also super late to the party.  But I live in Indianapolis now.  Would definitely be interested in meeting some Indiana folks. 

Also, I wonder who is from Valop in this group.  I grew up in Valpo.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: ToeInTheWater on July 26, 2013, 04:01:05 PM
currently live in westfield

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Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: renbutler on August 05, 2013, 12:05:56 PM
Fishers here. :)
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: MilwaukeeStubble on August 05, 2013, 06:08:34 PM
Milwaukee WI!

But I could go for a road trip if this happens (and someone will host me)
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: sara54 on August 07, 2013, 09:47:29 AM
We're in Noblesville and would love to meet-up
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: DCW on February 21, 2014, 08:40:47 PM
Super late to the party, but i'm a few hours south in Evansville, IN.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: avonlea on February 25, 2014, 07:19:52 AM
I live in Bloomington.
(I've said it on the forum before but then freaked out that someone might find me and kidnap my kids or something weird like that and then deleted those posts.  My husband convinced me last night that if someone on the internet wants to find you, they will regardless and that I should be more comfortable with admitting who I am.  So...I'm going out on a limb here. :))
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: ms.frugal on March 02, 2014, 11:14:44 AM
I live in Louisville, KY so practically in Indiana.  I spent the first half of my life in Indiana so I am familiar with Bloomington and Indianapolis.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Weyfarere on March 05, 2014, 04:50:40 AM
I live in Bloomington.
(I've said it on the forum before but then freaked out that someone might find me and kidnap my kids or something weird like that and then deleted those posts.  My husband convinced me last night that if someone on the internet wants to find you, they will regardless and that I should be more comfortable with admitting who I am.  So...I'm going out on a limb here. :))

I'm from Bloomington, but now I live near Indy.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: avonlea on March 07, 2014, 06:12:22 AM
I'm from Bloomington, but now I live near Indy.

I live in Louisville, KY so practically in Indiana.  I spent the first half of my life in Indiana so I am familiar with Bloomington and Indianapolis.

I don't get over to Indy or Louisville very often, but if you are ever around b-town for any reason, let me know and we'll do something fun. :)
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: bskd87 on March 23, 2014, 06:05:10 PM
Carmel, IN here :)
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Shawn J on April 16, 2014, 06:01:02 AM
South Bend, IN.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on May 10, 2014, 08:25:30 PM
Columbus, IN here so I am an hour from anyone in Louisville, Bloomington or Indianapolis! Hope to meet some fellow mustachians soon!
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: bye-bye Ms. FancyPants on May 26, 2014, 04:16:31 PM
I live in Louisville, KY so practically in Indiana.  I spent the first half of my life in Indiana so I am familiar with Bloomington and Indianapolis.


We are in louisville, Ky also!
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Argyle on May 26, 2014, 06:38:47 PM
Right outside Columbus.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: ambimammular on May 26, 2014, 07:53:50 PM
I'm in little ol' Crawfordsville, but get to Indy as needed.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Kimchi Bleu on October 09, 2014, 08:10:22 PM
Another from Carmel.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: luciep on February 12, 2016, 08:05:42 PM
I am in Indianapolis!
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Sparafusile on February 25, 2016, 09:03:37 AM
Welcome! What are you doing for fun in Naptown these days?
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: SirManatee on March 24, 2016, 11:02:46 AM
Super late to the party, but i'm a few hours south in Evansville, IN.

Also super late, also in Evansville! Any others in town?

My wife and I haven't met any other Mustachians yet, and we'd be excited to do so.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: MickeyMoustache on October 31, 2016, 11:41:54 AM
Greenwood IN here - just moved in :)

It took many pages to find an IN thread on here... I'm guessing no one met up since the last post?
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: SirManatee on October 31, 2016, 11:56:14 AM
Welcome!

Nope, I never got a reply to that last post.

We were able to make it to a Chicago meetup in May though; it was a great time! So if you're willing to make a drive you can keep an eye on that thread.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Vindicated on November 10, 2016, 01:53:28 PM
I'm also in Greenwood, though I hesitate to call myself a Mustachian yet.  I need to prove it to myself first, and I'm only just beginning!
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Dictionary Time on November 10, 2016, 07:48:42 PM
It's my life-long dream to move to Indiana. Does that count?
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Vindicated on November 10, 2016, 08:50:13 PM
It's my life-long dream to move to Indiana. Does that count?

Well, that's a dream that's easily achievable.  Lots of great jobs, very reasonable CoL, what's holding you back?  Where are you now?
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: toppdealer on November 30, 2016, 06:51:07 PM
FIRE from Fishers. 32. My wife stopped working when we had our baby and I quit my full-time gig in August. Would be interested in helping host an Indy Meetup for those who are also FIRE or pre-FIRE. Let me know! Cheers!
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Riff on November 30, 2016, 07:53:06 PM
I'm in Michigan, but my parents live in Goshen...
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Vindicated on December 01, 2016, 06:54:42 AM
FIRE from Fishers. 32. My wife stopped working when we had our baby and I quit my full-time gig in August. Would be interested in helping host an Indy Meetup for those who are also FIRE or pre-FIRE. Let me know! Cheers!

Hey Topp,

I'm also 32, and live on the SW side.  Far from FIRE, but we'll get there!

That's awesome that your wife is able to stay home with your child.  We have a (almost) 2 year old, but my wife still works too.

I'd be interested in a meet up!  Feel free to PM if you want to set something up.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: MickeyMoustache on December 01, 2016, 08:42:58 AM
Make sure to post here!
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Ganon91 on December 01, 2016, 10:40:19 AM
Bloomington
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: swick on December 01, 2016, 12:05:11 PM
My Bestie lives in Valpo (I don't think she is on the forums though)

But cool to know there are mustachians close by, another reason to plan a visit :)
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Vindicated on December 02, 2016, 09:53:31 AM
Make sure to post here!

Mickey,

We're both in Greenwood.  We should definitely meet up.  Maybe do lunch?  What kind of business are you in?  Maybe I can expense it :).
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: MickeyMoustache on December 05, 2016, 01:48:21 PM
Scrolling back up a bit, I see a few Greenwoodians, and a few who seem fine with driving 30 mins or so to meet up.  Since Greenwood actually looks semi-central, we could meet somewhere not far from the highway, I imagine.  Something like Oaken Barrel maybe or a coffee shop? (I've never actually been there... I'm new to IN). 
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Vindicated on December 05, 2016, 02:22:58 PM
Scrolling back up a bit, I see a few Greenwoodians, and a few who seem fine with driving 30 mins or so to meet up.  Since Greenwood actually looks semi-central, we could meet somewhere not far from the highway, I imagine.  Something like Oaken Barrel maybe or a coffee shop? (I've never actually been there... I'm new to IN).

I've been to Oaken Barrel a few times with coworkers.  It's nice.

The prices at any brewery are not very Mustachian, but I could happily justify having a beer or two.

I can typically do any week day around 5:30, with a few days notice to get clearance from the wife.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Sparafusile on December 11, 2016, 05:56:05 PM
Wow, I didn't realize there were so many Greenwood-ites here. I've lived in Greenwood all my life. Let me know if you want to get together!
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Vindicated on December 12, 2016, 06:09:04 AM
Wow, I didn't realize there were so many Greenwood-ites here. I've lived in Greenwood all my life. Let me know if you want to get together!

Great!

As I said previously, any weekday 5:30 I could meet up.  Though we'll have to plan on January.

So, who is interested in Oaken Barrel at 5:30 or so on a random weekday in mid January?
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: MickeyMoustache on December 12, 2016, 06:12:44 AM
I'm in.  Any preference on the date?
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Vindicated on December 12, 2016, 03:35:55 PM
I'm in.  Any preference on the date?

Monday January 16th at 5:30 at Oaken Barrel.

Anyone interested, PM me your name and phone and I'll coordinate.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: SilviaA on December 15, 2016, 06:39:25 AM
Hey, I'm an editor with Dow Jones MarketWatch who is from Indiana and will be visiting my mother in the Lafayette area the week of March 13. Would love to meet up with you in Lafayette or the northern end of the Indy area. Any takers?
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: MickeyMoustache on January 05, 2017, 10:19:40 AM
I'm in.  Any preference on the date?

Monday January 16th at 5:30 at Oaken Barrel.

Anyone interested, PM me your name and phone and I'll coordinate.

Bump since this is coming up soon.  Everything still on?
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Vindicated on January 05, 2017, 02:34:35 PM
I'm in.  Any preference on the date?

Monday January 16th at 5:30 at Oaken Barrel.

Anyone interested, PM me your name and phone and I'll coordinate.

Bump since this is coming up soon.  Everything still on?

Yep, it's on my calendar.

I've only heard from you and one other person (Sparafusile), so it's currently 3 of us.

More are welcome, of course!
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: JimLahey on January 08, 2017, 01:36:49 AM
I live near Evansville (Posey County). Would love to meet some folks.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Chillaximus Prime on January 11, 2017, 10:07:50 AM
Hey, I live in Broad Ripple in Indy. I'll be there on Monday night!
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Vindicated on January 12, 2017, 06:20:18 AM
I live near Evansville (Posey County). Would love to meet some folks.

Jim,

If you're in Indy next Monday, we'll be Oaken Barrel!

So far, there are 4 of us.  Mickey, Sparafusile, Chillaximus, and I.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: MightyAl on January 12, 2017, 06:59:55 AM
I just joined the forums and I am in Seymour.  I won't be able to make it up to Indy this time but hopefully for the next one.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Dollar Diva on January 14, 2017, 12:33:50 PM
Although I've been reading MMM for years, I just joined the forums and stumbled on this meet-up. I live near Greenwood and plan to be at Oaken Barrel Monday night if the meet-up is still on. Excited to meet other MMM followers!
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Chillaximus Prime on January 16, 2017, 08:01:59 AM
Hi Diva, I also just joined for the first time so I could attend the meet-up this evening. Looking forward to seeing everyone tonight!

Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Vindicated on January 16, 2017, 08:17:20 AM
Hi Diva, I also just joined for the first time so I could attend the meet-up this evening. Looking forward to seeing everyone tonight!

Yes, we are on for tonight!

Diva mentioned that there are two areas within Oaken Barrel, the main bar, then a side bar area off to the right as you enter.  I'll get there around 5:15 and try to get us a spot in the side bar, since she said it's a little more private.

Those of you attending have my #, so feel free to text or call when you arrive so we can identify each other!
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Vindicated on January 17, 2017, 06:15:50 AM
We had a great meet up at Oaken Barrel last night!

Thank you to Chili-P, Dollar Diva, & Mickey for making it.  We'll definitely have another in the near future.  Hopefully Spara can make it next time.

About a next meet up, I would be up for going somewhere in Fountain Square, or Downtown, for a more central location.  Perhaps Tappers, the arcade/bar?  Please offer up any suggestions!
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Chillaximus Prime on January 17, 2017, 07:46:49 PM
Definitely enjoyed meeting everyone! I've heard that St. Joseph Brewery & Public House is also a cool venue. Hope to make it to the next one, with even more folks there!
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: MickeyMoustache on January 18, 2017, 07:46:32 AM
I also had a good time!  Let's plan something again in early Spring?
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Fishindude on January 18, 2017, 07:51:49 AM
Hour north of Indy.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Vindicated on January 24, 2017, 06:11:58 AM
I also had a good time!  Let's plan something again in early Spring?

I was thinking March.  How about March 6th?

Definitely enjoyed meeting everyone! I've heard that St. Joseph Brewery & Public House is also a cool venue. Hope to make it to the next one, with even more folks there!

I like the sound of that.  I hope we can get a couple of extra people to show up next time too!

Now we have a date and a venue.  Let me know if another day works better for anyone, but this is fine for me.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Chillaximus Prime on January 24, 2017, 09:37:28 AM
March 6th at St. Joseph Brewery & Public House works well for me! Maybe we make it 6:30 this time since it's in downtown Indy? I know traffic can be a real bear from about 4:30-6:00 and some folks will have a little more travel time than our last meetup.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: toppdealer on January 24, 2017, 10:37:51 AM
I could do 3-6 as well. Looking forward to the details.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Mrtreasuretoupee on January 25, 2017, 02:46:18 AM
I'm fairly new here and live in the Lafayette area. Would love to talk strategy over a beverage. :)  non alcoholic drink for me though.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on January 25, 2017, 04:23:02 AM
I just saw the post about Greenwood meetup and missed it dang! Lots of people in Bloomington, Columbus and Seymour here... maybe do a meetup in Columbus or Bloomington sometime?
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Vindicated on January 25, 2017, 04:42:56 PM
I just saw the post about Greenwood meetup and missed it dang! Lots of people in Bloomington, Columbus and Seymour here... maybe do a meetup in Columbus or Bloomington sometime?

I could go for a Columbus or Bloomington meetup at some point.  Let's plan on this March 6th at St. Joes Brewery in Indy.  Then we can do one of the others in... late April?
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Dollar Diva on February 01, 2017, 12:20:56 PM
Vindicated-->I'm a little belated in thanking you for organizing our last meet-up so---THANK YOU!

I'll see you (and hopefully lots of others) on March 6th at 6:30 pm, St. Joseph's! It's a great central location with wonderful ambience. (Good call Chillaximus Prime)
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: MightyAl on February 03, 2017, 11:08:08 AM
I just saw the post about Greenwood meetup and missed it dang! Lots of people in Bloomington, Columbus and Seymour here... maybe do a meetup in Columbus or Bloomington sometime?

In a couple months Nashville would be nice.  It would be neat to meet a few mustachians.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Vindicated on February 03, 2017, 11:24:52 AM
I just saw the post about Greenwood meetup and missed it dang! Lots of people in Bloomington, Columbus and Seymour here... maybe do a meetup in Columbus or Bloomington sometime?

In a couple months Nashville would be nice.  It would be neat to meet a few mustachians.

Franklin might be good compromise.  Nashville would be a bit far for me.  Of course you're welcome to make the drive to downtown on March 6th, but I know that's a long trek if you're coming from Nashville.

If one of you in that area put together a Saturday or Sunday cookout type thing, I'd be interested in making the drive then!
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: MightyAl on February 12, 2017, 06:04:47 AM
I have 4 acres and a brick pizza oven. Always itching for a reason to fire it up.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: MickeyMoustache on February 12, 2017, 07:18:57 AM
I have 4 acres and a brick pizza oven. Always itching for a reason to fire it up.

This sounds like a summer meet up if I've ever heard one!
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Vindicated on February 12, 2017, 08:58:37 AM
I have 4 acres and a brick pizza oven. Always itching for a reason to fire it up.

This sounds like a summer meet up if I've ever heard one!

I'm up for that!  Just pick the date, Al!
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Vindicated on March 01, 2017, 10:07:38 AM
Posting because our next meet up is coming up soon!

Monday, March 6th, 6:30pm @ St. Joseph's Brewery!

Anyone that's been there, do we need a reservation?  I wouldn't think so, but if we get a good sized group, the hosts might appreciate it.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Dollar Diva on March 02, 2017, 07:52:09 AM
Vindicated, I see a bit of a snag, St. Joseph's is closed on Mondays. How about moving a few blocks down to either 9 Irish Brothers or the Rathkeller?
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Vindicated on March 02, 2017, 08:00:52 AM
Vindicated, I see a bit of a snag, St. Joseph's is closed on Mondays. How about moving a few blocks down to either 9 Irish Brothers or the Rathkeller?

Good catch!  I wasn't aware of that.

I'm good with 9 Irish Brothers or Rathskeller.  You pick which one you'd prefer, and that'll be the new location!

Still 6:30pm next Monday the 6th.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: pianomom on March 02, 2017, 01:36:15 PM
My husband and I will try to make it on Monday.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: MickeyMoustache on March 02, 2017, 06:01:14 PM
Wow time flies... I will be there!
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Vindicated on March 03, 2017, 06:07:28 AM
I'm going to make the executive decision to make this location the Rathskeller, since St. Joes is closed Monday.

If you didn't attend last time and/or don't have my phone number, PM me your number and I'll text you so you have mine.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Dollar Diva on March 03, 2017, 08:01:11 AM
I look forward to seeing you all at the Rathskeller Monday!
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: pianomom on March 03, 2017, 04:17:42 PM
Updated to say we won't be making it because our babysitter fell through due to it being a school night. Perhaps another time. Enjoy!
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Vindicated on March 06, 2017, 07:10:21 AM
Bummer, Pianomom! 

How old are the kids?  Rathskeller is family friendly.  They might learn something :)
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: toppdealer on March 06, 2017, 07:28:17 PM
Bummed I missed this one. How did it go? Looking forward to the next! Thx!
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Vindicated on March 07, 2017, 06:09:33 AM
Another successful MMM gathering!

Thanks to MickeyMustache, Dollardiva, Chillaximus Prime, and the two new additions who don't have forum accounts yet!

There was some discussion of a next meeting.  I believe Chillaximus will post details.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: MickeyMoustache on March 07, 2017, 08:15:28 AM
Bummed I missed this one. How did it go? Looking forward to the next! Thx!

It was a good time, our first meeting had 4 attendees, last night's had 6, and the next will hopefully have more! 

Also, that Hotwurst plate was amazing...
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Vindicated on March 07, 2017, 09:01:31 AM
Bummed I missed this one. How did it go? Looking forward to the next! Thx!

It was a good time, our first meeting had 4 attendees, last night's had 6, and the next will hopefully have more! 

Also, that Hotwurst plate was amazing...

Absolutely.  Great suggestion Diva!

Mickey, I just now realized there is an "o" in your name.  Found a forum avatar for you...
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Chillaximus Prime on March 07, 2017, 02:48:25 PM
Glad to report back on another successful meetup of the Indiana Council of Moustache! A wide-ranging assortment of libations, conversational topics, & Hotwurst were enjoyed by all. Our next meetup is planned for Thursday, April 6th at the New Day Craft Cider & Meadery, at the intersection of Prospect & Shelby street on the southeast side of Indy. Full details of the meetup can be found below. Looking forward to seeing our now-regulars again, as well as plenty of new faces!

Date:
Thursday, April 6th

Time:
6:30PM EST

Location:
New Day Craft Cider & Meadery
1102 Prospect St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203

I believe our very own Dollar Diva made the excellent suggestion that we come up with a few topics of discussion prior to this next meetup so folks could ponder & have their thoughts in order when we arrive for our next soiree. So I'll now leave that question open to the thread. What are some topics that've been bouncing around inside your hat-rack that you'd now like to bounce off of our attendees next month? In the spirit of gamesmanship, I'll go first with the suggestion of bike-sharing & making Indianapolis even more bike friendly. Let's hear yours in the thread below!

See you next month folks!
- Chilly P
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Vindicated on March 07, 2017, 02:58:28 PM
Glad to report back on another successful meetup of the Indiana Council of Moustache! A wide-ranging assortment of libations, conversational topics, & Hotwurst were enjoyed by all. Our next meetup is planned for Thursday, April 6th at the New Day Craft Cider & Meadery, at the intersection of Prospect & Shelby street on the southeast side of Indy. Full details of the meetup can be found below. Looking forward to seeing our now-regulars again, as well as plenty of new faces!

Date:
Thursday, April 6th

Time:
6:30PM EST

Location:
New Day Craft Cider & Meadery
1102 Prospect St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203

I believe our very own Dollar Diva made the excellent suggestion that we come up with a few topics of discussion prior to this next meetup so folks could ponder & have their thoughts in order when we arrive for our next soiree. So I'll now leave that question open to the thread. What are some topics that've been bouncing around inside your hat-rack that you'd now like to bounce off of our attendees next month? In the spirit of gamesmanship, I'll go first with the suggestion of bike-sharing & making Indianapolis even more bike friendly. Let's hear yours in the thread below!

See you next month folks!
- Chilly P

Sounds great!

I believe I have a topic that ties in nicely to yours.  I have been considering living locations for bike/walk-ability for a few months now.  Therefore, I approve of your suggestion, and would like to expand it to include "Which locations in the greater Indianapolis area provide the best Mustachian lifestyle options?"

Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: cheaphiker on March 08, 2017, 08:23:26 AM
Well I made an account thanks to Chili-P. It was good to meet y'all at the last meetup and I'll see you at New Day.

The main topic I have is travel.

I'm finishing my graduate programs (MBA and MS in Geology) in December and am trying to figure out what I want to do next. I love the West and miss living near national parks and mountains but all my friends have moved to Cincinnati. So trying to decide if people + travel is better than just being a few minutes away from the places I want to hike. If I can cheaply get West when I want then the COL in Cincinnati might make it worthwhile.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: MickeyMoustache on March 08, 2017, 08:34:05 AM
Sounds good, I will most likely be there... I just realized I have to go to Chicago for work Sunday-Tuesday so we'll see if the wife is maintaining sanity with the kids well enough to handle another night.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Vindicated on March 08, 2017, 09:08:30 AM
Well I made an account thanks to Chili-P. It was good to meet y'all at the last meetup and I'll see you at New Day.

The main topic I have is travel.

I'm finishing my graduate programs (MBA and MS in Geology) in December and am trying to figure out what I want to do next. I love the West and miss living near national parks and mountains but all my friends have moved to Cincinnati. So trying to decide if people + travel is better than just being a few minutes away from the places I want to hike. If I can cheaply get West when I want then the COL in Cincinnati might make it worthwhile.

Glad you joined up!

About your living location, opinions are opinions and all that, but I'll share my thoughts.

I live ~10 minutes from my parent's*, and it's so amazing to have them available for baby sitting, or dinners, or whatever other family gathering.  They watch my Son at least once a week, and sometimes over nights.  Many of my best friends are in Indy, or ~1 hour away.  I couldn't imagine going somewhere else**.

One of my best friends has lived in Chicago for the last 7 years, but his parents are in Indiana.  He now has two little daughters, and he is moving back to Indiana to be closer to friends and family, and he is enthusiastic about making the move closer to what he considers "home".

* Of course, some people are happiest away from their parents, and that's OK too.
** If you're passionate about trails and hiking, Brown County & Turkey Run aren't far.  Eagle Creek State Park is close and nice.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Dollar Diva on March 09, 2017, 12:25:18 PM


I'm finishing my graduate programs (MBA and MS in Geology) in December and am trying to figure out what I want to do next. I love the West and miss living near national parks and mountains but all my friends have moved to Cincinnati. So trying to decide if people + travel is better than just being a few minutes away from the places I want to hike. If I can cheaply get West when I want then the COL in Cincinnati might make it worthwhile.

It was nice to meet you Monday night Cheaphiker! My .02 cents is that it doesn't have to be one or the other. I think it mostly depends on where you are in your life-cycle. For Vindicated, it makes sense for he and his wife to be close to family so they can take advantage of childcare, holidays, etc. But if you aren't married with kids, why not spend a few years living in amazing places (not saying this area isn't great, but I, too, love the West), maybe waiting to meet someone special or having kids, before moving back to be close to friends and family.

Our neighbors took this approach and loved their carefree, after college, Chicago days, but once child #2 joined the pack, moved back here to a cheaper COL and lots of family support (childcare, home improvement projects, dog care while traveling). Bonus, our neighbor now telecommutes to his "old" job in Chicago, which makes the move that much less painful. He still has to travel up there occasionally, but it really isn't that big a deal because they have family close by to help out on those weeks. It has become increasingly easier to move to lower COL areas and maintain existing jobs.

Quality of life is something that just can't be cheaply purchased, so decide what matters most to you right now and build your plan around that. If year-around hiking is important, move to where that is a reality-->if your priorities change, you can always move again.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: VodkaWater on March 28, 2017, 09:59:07 AM
Hi all! I had found you all on the day of the March meetup so I couldn't attend. I am out of town next week as well but I look forward to making a meet-up hopefully in May or June!


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Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: TWoK on March 29, 2017, 05:40:27 AM
Originally from Indiana but living in Japan. Maybe I can catch a meetup this summer.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Vindicated on March 29, 2017, 06:04:47 AM
I look forward to meeting you both during a June-ish meet up then!
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Vindicated on April 03, 2017, 12:42:54 PM
Date:
Thursday, April 6th

Time:
6:30PM EST

Location:
New Day Craft Cider & Meadery
1102 Prospect St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203

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I look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday!  Hopefully we'll get a good crowd!

If you are coming and don't have my phone number, PM me with your number and I'll text you so we can reach each other. 
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Dollar Diva on April 04, 2017, 05:46:55 PM
Looking forward to seeing everyone on Thursday!

Thought I'd share this gem in case you missed it: http://www.indystar.com/story/entertainment/2017/04/04/broke-ass-guide-indy/99778456/
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Chillaximus Prime on April 05, 2017, 09:37:50 AM
Looking forward to it folks! See you all tomorrow!
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: cheaphiker on April 05, 2017, 09:48:42 AM
I'll be there Thursday, Mead and Money is a good combination.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Sparafusile on April 12, 2017, 08:38:05 PM
So this is kind of embarrassing, but I keep forgetting to check this thread for updates. But as happenstance would have it, I was actually on a date at that very Meadery around that time last Thursday! So it was nice to almost meet you all. I'm glad to have been there in person if not in spirit. Hopefully I'll be both in town and aware of the next get-together.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Vindicated on April 13, 2017, 06:11:47 AM
So this is kind of embarrassing, but I keep forgetting to check this thread for updates. But as happenstance would have it, I was actually on a date at that very Meadery around that time last Thursday! So it was nice to almost meet you all. I'm glad to have been there in person if not in spirit. Hopefully I'll be both in town and aware of the next get-together.

Hey Spara!

I'll try to remember to shoot you a text next time since I have your number now.

There was some talk of another meet up in May, but I don't remember if a date or location was decided.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Dollar Diva on April 19, 2017, 03:21:39 PM
Great Meet-up at New Day Craft!  As always, I learned new things and had a list of things to read by the end of our meet-up.

Our next Meet-up is scheduled for 6 pm, Thursday, May 11th at Oaken Barrel in Greenwood. This (by not so wild coincidence) is also $5 Growler refill night, so if you love micro brewed beer, bring a Growler to take advantage.

We'd love to have an even larger group of knowledge, so if you live close to Indy, consider making the drive, you'll come away smarter I promise!

We're also taking suggested discussion items, so if you have a particular topic you'd like to learn more about or share your personal badassery on, post it here and we'll add it to the list.

Cheers!
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: cashmoney on April 20, 2017, 01:28:54 PM
I missed this one but I'm going to come to the next one hopefully!
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: cheaphiker on May 08, 2017, 04:39:59 PM
I'm in for this Thursday! I'll have to remember my growler!
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Chillaximus Prime on May 08, 2017, 04:42:34 PM
I'm in for Thursday as well!
Title: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on May 08, 2017, 05:51:48 PM
Good chance I'll make it there as well :)


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Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Vindicated on May 09, 2017, 12:34:31 PM
Unfortunately, my Wife is traveling for work Thursday evening, so I'll have my 2yo.  I'll likely be available in June though, so let me know if you guys discuss another meet up for next month.
Title: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on May 11, 2017, 03:36:49 PM
Great meet up everyone! It was so cool to have dinner with like minded people!

Looking forward to the next one
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Vindicated on June 02, 2017, 07:54:05 AM
Hey Indiana friends!

Was there any discussion of a next meet-up?  If not, any suggestions for where we'll go next?
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Chillaximus Prime on June 02, 2017, 08:20:52 AM
I don't remember us falling on a final date or location, but I may be wrong. I'm in Iowa for the next two weeks, so I won't be able to make the meeting this month. Looking forward to seeing you all again in July though!
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Verdure on June 02, 2017, 08:29:42 AM
Fellow Hoosier, PTF so I can possibly get in on future meet ups.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: cheaphiker on June 05, 2017, 08:08:04 AM
We had discussed Thursday, June 22 as the next date and having it down in Franklin by request of Dollar Diva and some of the other more southern folks.
Does that work for people?
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Vindicated on June 05, 2017, 08:19:55 AM
That would be fine with me, although I wouldn't have any suggestions of a location.  I'll trust Diva to make that choice for us.  She has pretty good taste!
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: MickeyMoustache on June 14, 2017, 09:28:53 AM
Sounds good to me, I should be able to make that one.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Sparafusile on June 19, 2017, 09:26:20 AM
We had talked about going to The Willard in Franklin:

http://thewillard.com/

99 N. Main St., Franklin, IN 46131
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Vindicated on June 19, 2017, 09:44:55 AM
OK.  So, this Thursday at The Willard?  I could be there as early as 5:30p.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Sparafusile on June 19, 2017, 07:49:52 PM
Sounds good - let's shoot for 6 in case other people need a little extra time.

Everybody - The Willard in Franklin at 6pm this Thursday (6/22). See you all there!
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Vindicated on June 29, 2017, 11:47:44 AM
Good afternoon, all!

During our last meet up there was some discussion of the next date & location.  I'm posting here to share it with others who weren't able to attend at the Willard.

The next MeetUp will be on Tuesday, July 25th @ 6pm.  Location: St. Joseph's Brewery, downtown Indy.

I hope everyone can make it!
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Verdure on June 29, 2017, 12:00:57 PM
Second month in a row I'll be out of town. Maybe I'll catch y'all in August!
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Chillaximus Prime on June 29, 2017, 04:56:25 PM
Same here, I'm going to be out of town for work again! I'll definitely try to catch the August meetup. I need my frugal fix!
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Dollar Diva on July 24, 2017, 11:45:00 AM
Just a reminder, our next MeetUp will be on Tuesday, July 25th @ 6pm.  Location: St. Joseph's Brewery, downtown Indy.

Some possible topics include:
Your personal badassery this month.
What does FIRE look like for you?
Are you on the right path to FIRE (visual aid will be provided)?

We welcome new folks!  If you are in the area, come join us!
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: MickeyMoustache on July 24, 2017, 01:49:03 PM
There's too much going on this week for me with travel and what not, catch you guys and girls at the next one!
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Vindicated on July 24, 2017, 01:53:02 PM
I've actually got to back out of this one as well.  I really like the talking points Diva posted though!  I hope some others can make it.

I'm up for picking a date in mid-August.  How about the week of August 14th?
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: LP-Roadster on July 30, 2017, 06:12:35 PM
I'm in Evansville and would be thrilled to meet the others who are!
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: SirManatee on July 31, 2017, 07:55:49 AM
Hey LP, my wife and I are in Evansville and would be happy to meet up!

We're about to head out of town on vacation, but we'd be available the weekend of August 19th if that works for you.

We're on the west side, what part of town are you in?
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: LP-Roadster on July 31, 2017, 10:13:01 PM
Hey SirManatee that would be awesome! I'm working on turning my girlfriend mustachian and she is doing well!

August 19th should be totally fine with us! If you shoot me a message, I can email you and we can go from there. I'm on the East side about two miles from the mall!
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: aviliona on August 17, 2017, 03:46:13 PM
I am in Greenfield on the east side and interested in future meet-ups.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: cheaphiker on August 28, 2017, 06:45:56 PM
Hey all, sorry Chilly P and I missed the August meetup, I spent most of August living up to my username and climbing various mountains. 
Did y'all set a date for September? Sept. 18-20 would be great for the two of us.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Vindicated on September 05, 2017, 11:07:59 AM
I would love a September meet up.  Currently any date between the 18th and the 20th work for me!
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Chillaximus Prime on September 11, 2017, 09:58:08 AM
What's say we aim for Wednesday, the 20th at 6:30PM EST? We could try St. Joseph's Brewery downtown. Address is below:

St. Joseph's Brewery & Public House
540 N College Ave,
Indianapolis, IN 46204


Does this sound good for folks driving in? If not, what're some other suggestions?
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: aviliona on September 11, 2017, 03:20:49 PM
Works for me! Looking forward to meeting you all.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Vindicated on September 13, 2017, 05:45:16 AM
I actually had a meeting pop up on the 20th out of state, so I can't make that.  This new job is keeping me overly busy.

Go ahead without me this time.

Does anyone want to try to get lunch on a weekend day?  That might be better for me than evenings these days.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: toppdealer on September 20, 2017, 02:43:26 PM
Are we still on for tonight at St. Josephs at 630pm EST? I can make it, and would be happy to discuss my past year as FIRE. Looking forward to meeting everyone. Is the reservation under anyone's name in particular?

Thx!
Ryan

Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: cheaphiker on September 20, 2017, 03:05:24 PM
Yep, Chillaximus Prime and I will be there, not sure there's a reservation.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Vindicated on September 21, 2017, 05:56:51 AM
I hope you guys had a good meet up.  Too bad I wasn't able to join, but I'm hopeful that I will be able to next time!

How'd it go?
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: aviliona on September 21, 2017, 09:02:59 AM
It was great! There were four of us...got to hear about toppdealer's path to FIRE and other good conversation.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: MickeyMoustache on November 29, 2017, 05:59:48 AM
It's been a while since we all had a chance to meet up, any one interested in a meet up in December?  We can talk about how we're not spending crazy for the holidays... :)
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: aviliona on November 30, 2017, 01:06:36 PM
I'm in! Would love to discuss how to maximize happiness while avoiding the consumer madness of the holiday season.


Meetup ideas...
any brewery
BYO lunch and hike a state park or city trail
conference rooms at Butler campus with lots of whiteboards (free visitor parking)
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Vindicated on December 05, 2017, 07:27:38 AM
Hi, Guys!

I've been a busy lately, so I've not been keeping up with the forums at all.

Let's meet up ASAP!  It's been too long.

How about Dec 18th at 5:30 pm at Oaken Barrel?
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: aviliona on December 05, 2017, 08:40:27 AM
Sure!
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: MickeyMoustache on December 06, 2017, 11:49:21 AM
Any chance we can do Thursday the 21st instead?  My daughter started girl scouts and they have their meetings on Monday nights...  I think others stated in the past Thursdays worked well.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Vindicated on December 11, 2017, 08:56:59 AM
21st is good for me!

5:30pm at Oaken Barrel!
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: MickeyMoustache on December 13, 2017, 10:50:25 AM
It's in my work calendar... which makes it official!
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: living small on January 28, 2018, 11:52:30 AM
Hi Indiana mustachians! I've lurked in the forum long enough, and was super excited to see others in IN! We live in the South Bend area, but do travel to Indianapolis and Chicago from time to time. We are looking for new friends as we are finally putting down roots after several years of adventuring. Love to hear of any new meet ups!
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Dollar Diva on May 12, 2018, 11:58:11 AM
I think it's probably time for another meet-up--who's game? 
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: MickeyMoustache on May 16, 2018, 08:39:51 AM
I'm in!  Time & place?
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Nerds Guide to Wellness on May 21, 2018, 05:32:57 PM
I am also in Indiana!  I would love to meet up.... I need to build a network of people who "get it" more, haha.  Sounds like you all had some amazing events before!  I'm in northern Indiana, but happy to travel!  Perhaps late June? 
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: MickeyMoustache on August 30, 2018, 03:56:52 PM
Trying again... anyone in for September or October?
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: BeardedLady on August 30, 2018, 04:52:01 PM
DH and I are in! We're in the Indy area.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Dollar Diva on September 21, 2018, 10:06:58 AM
I'm ready for another one. Let's look at October. Thursdays seemed to work well in the past. Let's start with these Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25. Which ones are doable for you?

Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: MickeyMoustache on September 27, 2018, 02:23:50 PM
I'm ready for another one. Let's look at October. Thursdays seemed to work well in the past. Let's start with these Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25. Which ones are doable for you?

18th works for me!
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Dictionary Time on September 29, 2018, 10:23:50 AM
I'm ready for another one. Let's look at October. Thursdays seemed to work well in the past. Let's start with these Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25. Which ones are doable for you?

I'm just a Hoosier Wannabe, but I'll be in Indy to take my son for a campus visit to IUPUI on October 11.  If the stars align, I'd love to join up.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: BeardedLady on October 01, 2018, 09:47:29 AM
Thursdays do not work for me until after the first week of November. I might be able to make it to the end of the meetup if it goes past 9:30pm. If it doesn't work out, I'll catch the next one.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Dollar Diva on October 05, 2018, 10:38:48 AM
OK, so we currently have Oct. 18 on the table...

Bearded Lady--does another night of the week work better? Would you like to throw out some options?
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: reganstarr on September 05, 2020, 07:59:33 PM
I started a Facebook group for Bloomington/Southern Indiana residents who are pursuing FIRE. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1189476158090998/

We have an online discussion event on September 9, 2020 https://www.facebook.com/events/309193530162126/
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: Loren Ver on August 09, 2021, 07:25:29 PM
Hey Indiana Team,

I has been a while since anyone posted, so if there is a better spot, let me know.

I FIREd and am in Indiana (Indianapolis), but never got around to checking out the meetups, oops. 

Looks like there use to be activity, but it died down, anyone still interested? 

Loren

Edit PS - even if we don't want to be meeting up now with Covid and masks going back into effect in some areas, we can start figuring out what kinds of things would be of interest and maybe get some brain storming going for the future.
Title: Re: Anyone in Indiana?
Post by: grantmeaname on August 11, 2021, 04:30:38 PM
Hello Indianans
I hope some of you will consider crossing the border next spring to come to Camp Mustache MW (https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/camp-mustache-events/camp-mustache-midwest-cm*mw-cincinnati-oh-422-4242022) just north of Cincinnati! Hit us up over in that thread or PM me if you have any questions!