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Title: Seattle area meet up
Post by: imustachemystash on June 27, 2014, 11:17:40 AM
Hi.  It was great getting to know some of you at Camp Mustache.  I was thinking it would be fun to have a monthly meet up and we could rotate between the east side and the Seattle area.  Maybe we could have a monthly theme where we pick a topic to discuss.  Is anyone interested in this idea?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Ductyl on June 28, 2014, 03:12:20 PM
Yes. I'd be quite interested in this idea!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: destron on June 28, 2014, 05:42:37 PM
I'd come on the west side if I could. Some of us met up a year ago at Gasworks Park and it was fun.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: ShortInSeattle on June 29, 2014, 11:17:53 AM
Sounds good to me too. :)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Eristheunorganized on June 29, 2014, 03:55:03 PM
I missed camp, but I'd be down.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: FiveSigmas on June 30, 2014, 12:50:58 AM
Sounds like a great idea to me. Count me in!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: imustachemystash on July 02, 2014, 10:21:38 PM
Okay you guys!  I'm glad a few of you responded.  I'll pick the first meet up location for this month and then we can take turns for planning the next ones.  How does Kubota Gardens sound on either Saturday July 19th or July 20th around 11am?  It is a gorgeous free Japanese Garden and we can bring our own lunch.  It's located in South Seattle and maybe some of you can arrange a carpool?   
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Eristheunorganized on July 03, 2014, 12:33:43 AM
I vote Sundays, cause I work on Saturdays. The garden sounds great, I live close by.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: destron on July 03, 2014, 10:05:35 AM
+2 if 7/19 -- the next weekend I am camping!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: supersudo on July 03, 2014, 11:06:25 PM
I did not make it to the camp either, but I'd be interested in meeting up! There's a site called meetup.com where you can organize groups like this if we wanted to turn it into a monthly thing (which I'd be down for).
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: imustachemystash on July 06, 2014, 12:27:01 PM
Here's the plan: We'll meet on Sunday July 20th around 11am.  Here is a link with information about Kubota Garden
http://www.seattle.gov/parks/park_detail.asp?ID=415

Look for a red sign with a mustache on it.

I'll be bringing my family and a friend and a picnic lunch. 

Bring a camera and good walking shoes because the garden is spectacular!

See you all soon.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Cressida on July 06, 2014, 11:49:08 PM
I might be there! I'm introverted and fairly shy, so I might chicken out, but hopefully I'll be able to convince myself to make an appearance.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: MicroRN on July 09, 2014, 11:28:48 AM
I won't be able to make it since I work that night, but I want to hear about other possible meet ups. 
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: ShortInSeattle on July 10, 2014, 08:16:55 AM
Sounds great! Thanks for coordinating.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Eristheunorganized on July 11, 2014, 11:36:08 PM
I'll be there! Whoop whoop
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: destron on July 13, 2014, 10:27:06 AM
Sounds good!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: destron on July 20, 2014, 08:49:32 AM
Bumping to the top: See y'all at 11!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: imustachemystash on July 20, 2014, 11:10:44 AM
We are leaving now.  Looking forward to seeing you all!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Wolf_Stache on July 20, 2014, 11:13:46 AM
We are leaving now.  Looking forward to seeing you all!

Oh, crap, just saw this thread! I'll try and be there!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: imustachemystash on July 20, 2014, 05:55:05 PM
Thanks for making it out today.  It was a lot of fun.  It would be great to learn more about home brewing (especially in small spaces).
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: ShortInSeattle on July 20, 2014, 06:51:09 PM
I wasn't feeling well today, and was sorry to miss out. Thanks for putting it together, and glad to hear you had fun.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: destron on July 22, 2014, 11:12:40 AM
Nice to meet y'all (and see some people again). I might host a beer brewing class / session sometime in September if anyone is interested (as discussed at the meetup).
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: MicroRN on July 22, 2014, 04:30:43 PM
Is there anyone who would be available for a weekday meetup with small kids?  I don't really anticipate getting my husband to a mustachian meetup yet, so weekdays would work better. I'm usually available toward the end of the week, W/Th/F.   

Though if we do a brewing day, I'm sure he'd attend.  We're lackadaisical home brewers, and I think it would be great to get him going again. 
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Mother Fussbudget on August 08, 2014, 12:59:36 PM
Any August meetups in the works?  Seattle Mural Amphitheater movies perhaps?  Hikes?
I'm game.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: imustachemystash on August 09, 2014, 02:25:48 PM
No one has planned for August.  Feel free to pick a place and time and I'm sure a few people will show up!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: EliStache on September 04, 2014, 04:23:12 PM
Hi!  I would love to join a Seattle meetup if it is happening ... is there a separate listserv for this or are you guys planning events through this thread?  If it's just ad hoc through this thread, how about Sept. 10 or 17? 

Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: JoJo on September 04, 2014, 05:54:47 PM
I'd be up for Sept 17.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: slugsworth on September 04, 2014, 06:03:35 PM
The 17th works for me, the 10th doesn't.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: meatgrinder on September 04, 2014, 10:54:27 PM
Either works for me! 
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Wolf_Stache on September 05, 2014, 10:00:35 AM
Honestly I'd prefer weekends. Depending on where and when you have it on Wednesday, I may be able to come. Best would be if it is a dog friendly location, too.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: maxhot on September 07, 2014, 03:20:03 AM
I could make either the 17th or 10th work, depending on location (I'm off work at 6pm).  Since no one has suggested a venue, and it sounds like the 17th works best, how about 8pm that Wednesday at the Starbucks at King Street Station?

http://www.yelp.com/biz/starbucks-seattle-130

Does that NOT work for anyone?  Feel free to counteroffer.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Wolf_Stache on September 07, 2014, 11:04:36 AM
I could make either the 17th or 10th work, depending on location (I'm off work at 6pm).  Since no one has suggested a venue, and it sounds like the 17th works best, how about 8pm that Wednesday at the Starbucks at King Street Station?

http://www.yelp.com/biz/starbucks-seattle-130

Does that NOT work for anyone?  Feel free to counteroffer.

There are like 2 parks within a few blocks of there that would make nice meetup places, too.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Mustafina on September 09, 2014, 06:01:28 PM
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There are like 2 parks within a few blocks of there that would make nice meetup places, too.

The 17th works for me, what parks were you thinking of? I could bring a soccer ball if anyone wants to kick it around.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Wolf_Stache on September 09, 2014, 10:41:39 PM
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There are like 2 parks within a few blocks of there that would make nice meetup places, too.

The 17th works for me, what parks were you thinking of? I could bring a soccer ball if anyone wants to kick it around.

... they aren't the kind of parks with grass. They are more 'park' as in a public meeting space with a few benches. Hing Hay park or Children's international are both right there.

Occidental park is close, too, but his area is pretty sketchy at night so I'd stay clear of it this late in the day (heck, I've gotten harassed there at 8 am in the morning, too).

I stumbled on the waterfall garden park by accident once, it is pretty cool too, but its really close to Pioneer Square/Occidental so I wouldn't recommend it after dark.

Just thoughts, btw, we can still do starbucks. But I think having a frugal people meeting at the bastion of stupid spending is a little strange ;)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: maxhot on September 11, 2014, 12:17:19 AM
Sure, I'm down for meeting at a park.

International Childrens Park
700 S Lane St
Seattle, WA 98104

8pm Wednesday the 17th.
Who's in?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Wolf_Stache on September 11, 2014, 09:54:40 AM
Sure, I'm down for meeting at a park.

International Childrens Park
700 S Lane St
Seattle, WA 98104

8pm Wednesday the 17th.
Who's in?

I'll come. :D
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: imustachemystash on September 13, 2014, 11:10:22 AM
Hi guys.  I wish we could make this meet up, but we do better with weekend ones.  I hope you have fun!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: slugsworth on September 13, 2014, 11:18:10 AM
Can't make it either. Have fun.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: maxhot on September 14, 2014, 12:30:07 PM
I've extended an invitation on the ERE forums.  Will see who else I can drum up :-)

We'll do a more orchestrated weekend meetup next time.  What neighborhoods are people in?  That'll help with venue picking in the future..
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: slugsworth on September 14, 2014, 12:31:21 PM
NW Seattle. Anything north of the ship canal is ideal for me.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: MicroRN on September 14, 2014, 01:33:10 PM
Can't make it either - weekdays are good, but I can't do that late, since I'm across the water.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Wolf_Stache on September 14, 2014, 04:33:37 PM
I've extended an invitation on the ERE forums.  Will see who else I can drum up :-)

We'll do a more orchestrated weekend meetup next time.  What neighborhoods are people in?  That'll help with venue picking in the future..

I live downtown. Anywhere close to the downtown core (or easy to get to from there) works best for me. Also, weekends are better than weekdays.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: FiveSigmas on September 14, 2014, 05:23:12 PM
We'll do a more orchestrated weekend meetup next time.  What neighborhoods are people in?  That'll help with venue picking in the future..

Weekend meetups within biking distance of downtown Seattle are ideal for me (although further out is usually fine, too).

I won't be able to make the event on Wednesday, but you kids have fun!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Vilgan on September 16, 2014, 12:58:52 PM
I should be there tomorrow, haven't made it to previous events so it will be interesting to meet others of a similar mindset.

edit> I live in South Seattle near the light rail, so anywhere near the light rail works well for me. ID, Downtown, etc. Capital Hill is also fairly fine. North of the ship canal, not so much.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Vilgan on September 17, 2014, 08:12:47 PM
Will leave in a bit, any tips on recognizing each other? :P i'll be in a green wind breaker.
Title: Seattle area meet up
Post by: OSUmountaineer on January 17, 2015, 09:46:22 PM
Hey all,
 I just moved to the Seattle area. Met up with some Bogleheads this afternoon, no now I figured I'd see if any Mustachians would be interested in doing the same.  What do you say?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Wolf_Stache on January 18, 2015, 11:41:51 AM
I wouldn't mind doing another meetup.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: JoJo on January 21, 2015, 08:04:49 PM
I'd be up for something.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: maxhot on January 21, 2015, 10:46:25 PM
I highly recommend scheduling a meetup!  The last one was great.  I'm fully occupied right now with a move to the U-District, so it'll e awhile before I can organize another one.  In the meantime, I invite someone else to propose a place and time :-)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: SeaG on January 22, 2015, 06:13:12 PM
I would also be interested.


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Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: SeattleStache on January 22, 2015, 06:27:52 PM
So would I!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: slugsworth on January 23, 2015, 10:20:22 AM
+1
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: hamsterman on January 26, 2015, 02:19:10 PM
I'm also interested
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: bigalsmith101 on February 01, 2015, 02:58:43 AM
I'm in. I need more people to talk to about things that actually matter!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: huzar on February 02, 2015, 11:21:50 AM
I'm down for that. Heck, even happy to host if people want to do the drive down/over to Bellevue...
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: yolfer on February 02, 2015, 10:19:16 PM
I'm in! No bandwidth to do any actual planning (too busy with Camp Mustache...hope to see y'all there!) but I'd love to attend.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: bigalsmith101 on February 03, 2015, 01:05:53 AM
I'm down for that. Heck, even happy to host if people want to do the drive down/over to Bellevue...

I think we have an offer for a host! I'm 30 miles north of Seattle anyway (Lake Stevens), so it hardly matters where this is located. Huzar, when and where!?

I'm in! No bandwidth to do any actual planning (too busy with Camp Mustache...hope to see y'all there!) but I'd love to attend.

Pray tell Mr. Yolfer sir, what is Camp Mustache, and how can I learn more about it?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: ryanthequark on February 03, 2015, 01:59:01 AM
I can attend!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: huzar on February 03, 2015, 03:04:50 AM
I'm down for that. Heck, even happy to host if people want to do the drive down/over to Bellevue...
I think we have an offer for a host! I'm 30 miles north of Seattle anyway (Lake Stevens), so it hardly matters where this is located. Huzar, when and where!?

Weekends work best for me... so, how's about the afternoon of Saturday, February 28th. I can pretty easily accommodate, say, 12-15 people. More if I get creative. Potluck?

Bellevue ain't the easiest place to get to by public transit on a weekend, so I'm certainly willing to let someone else propose a location.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: huzar on February 03, 2015, 03:36:11 AM
I'm in! No bandwidth to do any actual planning (too busy with Camp Mustache...hope to see y'all there!) but I'd love to attend.

Pray tell Mr. Yolfer sir, what is Camp Mustache, and how can I learn more about it?

Yolfer is referring to this here shindig: http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/meetups-and-social-events/**camp-mustache-returns-save-the-date!**/ (http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/meetups-and-social-events/**camp-mustache-returns-save-the-date!**/)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: SeattleStache on February 03, 2015, 07:26:56 AM
February 28th works for me!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: bigalsmith101 on February 03, 2015, 03:50:50 PM
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Weekends work best for me... so, how's about the afternoon of Saturday, February 28th. I can pretty easily accommodate, say, 12-15 people. More if I get creative. Potluck?

Bellevue ain't the easiest place to get to by public transit on a weekend, so I'm certainly willing to let someone else propose a location.

You've been officially self-nominated. It seems SeattleStache is in for the count. I'm IN. Have a friend who's likely highly interested. So lets call it 3+Huzar. Who else is in?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Wolf_Stache on February 03, 2015, 04:20:36 PM
I have no way to get to Bellevue, so I can't come. But have fun!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: huzar on February 03, 2015, 05:46:07 PM
I have no way to get to Bellevue, so I can't come. But have fun!

Don't write yourself off yet... maybe there'll be an opportunity to carpool
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: hamsterman on February 03, 2015, 09:36:09 PM
I live in Belltown and am also without a car, anyone able to get me a ride? I can take the bus but that would be so much slower...
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Cressida on February 03, 2015, 10:43:57 PM
I have a car (as long as DH doesn't need it, but he probably won't) and live in the CD. I'd be interested in a meetup! I thought about going to the last one, but chickened out thanks to introversion. But if I've already agreed to drive someone, then I can't chicken out, can I!

The car is a sedan and holds 3 riders comfortably, 4 somewhat squished (excluding the driver). Although I wouldn't want to spend the ENTIRE afternoon driving, I certainly wouldn't mind picking people up within a reasonable distance. I will take requests. :)


[I feel like I should add this (in case anyone checks my profile): I totally promise not to bring up any feminist topics.]
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: hamsterman on February 04, 2015, 12:57:46 AM
I have a car (as long as DH doesn't need it, but he probably won't) and live in the CD. I'd be interested in a meetup! I thought about going to the last one, but chickened out thanks to introversion. But if I've already agreed to drive someone, then I can't chicken out, can I!

The car is a sedan and holds 3 riders comfortably, 4 somewhat squished (excluding the driver). Although I wouldn't want to spend the ENTIRE afternoon driving, I certainly wouldn't mind picking people up within a reasonable distance. I will take requests. :)


[I feel like I should add this (in case anyone checks my profile): I totally promise not to bring up any feminist topics.]

Dibs? I only need a ride into Bellevue, I should be able to meet up with friends there in the evening.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Cressida on February 04, 2015, 01:39:51 AM
I have a car (as long as DH doesn't need it, but he probably won't) and live in the CD. I'd be interested in a meetup! I thought about going to the last one, but chickened out thanks to introversion. But if I've already agreed to drive someone, then I can't chicken out, can I!

The car is a sedan and holds 3 riders comfortably, 4 somewhat squished (excluding the driver). Although I wouldn't want to spend the ENTIRE afternoon driving, I certainly wouldn't mind picking people up within a reasonable distance. I will take requests. :)


[I feel like I should add this (in case anyone checks my profile): I totally promise not to bring up any feminist topics.]

Dibs? I only need a ride into Bellevue, I should be able to meet up with friends there in the evening.

Definitely. I'll wait a bit to see if anyone else has a need, then will find out the destination location, then will PM anyone with the logistics. Stay tuned. :)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: bigalsmith101 on February 04, 2015, 02:00:08 AM
Hold the face punches until AFTER you ride in my Land Yacht. I drive a '97 Grand Marquis. Seats Six. Can readily handle 3 adults in the back seat, 2 in the front. Depending on if my wife comes, I can pick up 3-4.

Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: SeattleStache on February 04, 2015, 06:54:50 AM
I have a car (as long as DH doesn't need it, but he probably won't) and live in the CD. I'd be interested in a meetup! I thought about going to the last one, but chickened out thanks to introversion. But if I've already agreed to drive someone, then I can't chicken out, can I!

The car is a sedan and holds 3 riders comfortably, 4 somewhat squished (excluding the driver). Although I wouldn't want to spend the ENTIRE afternoon driving, I certainly wouldn't mind picking people up within a reasonable distance. I will take requests. :)


[I feel like I should add this (in case anyone checks my profile): I totally promise not to bring up any feminist topics.]

I would love a ride! I live near the CD and can easily head that way to meet up.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: imustachemystash on February 04, 2015, 09:56:26 AM
I can make it.  I live in Bothell so Bellevue isn't too far away.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: JoJo on February 04, 2015, 12:37:02 PM
I'm in Kirkland so I'd love to come too.   Do we have a time? day? Evening?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: huzar on February 04, 2015, 01:02:51 PM
I'm in Kirkland so I'd love to come too.   Do we have a time? day? Evening?

Thinking early afternoon for a time. 2pm?

Address is 1003 166th Ave SE, Bellevue, 98008

Just a heads up... I have a large, friendly dog. If you're allergic, or big dogs scare you, take appropriate precautions.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: bigalsmith101 on February 04, 2015, 01:48:11 PM
Thinking early afternoon for a time. 2pm?
Address is 1003 166th Ave SE, Bellevue, 98008
Just a heads up... I have a large, friendly dog. If you're allergic, or big dogs scare you, take appropriate precautions.

Secondary warning. My wife is pet starved, if your dog is fluffy and active, she might steal it and take it home with her...
Title: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: huzar on February 04, 2015, 01:50:42 PM
You met my dogs (now down to just one) at ADV WetFest in Wenatchee in 2012, Alex, when we had that incredible thunderstorm roll right over our heads...

Oso is fluffy and somewhat active, so if Kristi ever wants some puppy therapy, she's welcome to borrow him.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Glenstache on February 04, 2015, 05:20:58 PM
Following, hoping to be able to make it.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Cressida on February 04, 2015, 08:25:03 PM
I would love a ride! I live near the CD and can easily head that way to meet up.

Sounds good! That's two now. I'll be in touch.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: seattlecyclone on February 04, 2015, 09:46:54 PM
I'd love to make it to a local meetup one of these days, but I'm going to be in Florida that weekend for a friend's ridiculously anti-Mustachian destination wedding at Disney World. Maybe next time.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: OSUmountaineer on February 06, 2015, 08:23:17 PM
I am definitely in. Living in West Seattle but I should be able to get to Bellevue. Looking forward to it!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: bigalsmith101 on February 06, 2015, 08:28:37 PM
Looks like we have 8 or 9 plus Huzar (host).

I'm able to give others a ride as well, I'm coming north from the Everett area. Shoot me a text 425-367-8949

--Alex
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: huzar on February 07, 2015, 02:21:58 AM
Looks like we have 8 or 9 plus Huzar (host).

I'm able to give others a ride as well, I'm coming north from the Everett area. Shoot me a text 425-367-8949

--Alex

Seems like a reasonable count so far... I'll ask for a more accurate show of hands about a week before the event.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: forkneedlepen on February 07, 2015, 09:57:09 AM
If there is still space available, my husband and I would be interested in meeting up with you all, too. I am more than happy to bring a potluck dish to share. We live in Kitsap County but haven't connected any MMM readers on this side.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: MicroRN on February 07, 2015, 05:31:16 PM
forkneedlepen, we're in central Kitsap.  I'm not sure whether I can make the 28th, but there are at least a couple more of us over here :-) 
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: huzar on February 07, 2015, 07:43:05 PM
I can easily accommodate 12-15 people, so yeah, there's room for a couple more.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: lhamo on February 08, 2015, 03:11:26 AM
You guys are killin' me -- I'm missing this by just a week!  Looks like we'll be flying in on March 6th.

Hope to be back permanently soon, and able to host one of these myself in the next few months!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: forkneedlepen on February 08, 2015, 11:53:05 AM
forkneedlepen, we're in central Kitsap.  I'm not sure whether I can make the 28th, but there are at least a couple more of us over here :-)

That's great to know there are others around here! We are in Port Orchard.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: leontager on February 11, 2015, 11:42:32 PM
I would definitely like to join on the 28th.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: bigalsmith101 on February 11, 2015, 11:43:46 PM
I would definitely like to join on the 28th.

We got ourselves a newbie! Bring it on Leontager!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: celticmyst08 on February 12, 2015, 11:13:18 AM
I'm interested! I'll have to check with my husband, but we're always up for meeting other cool people in the area (we are relatively new). Is there still room?

We are in Shoreline if anyone over there wants to perhaps carpool.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: huzar on February 12, 2015, 11:46:54 AM
Yup, there's still room
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Wolf_Stache on February 12, 2015, 04:10:20 PM
So I ended up getting a new job, in Hillsboro, OR. Moving next week. So I'm def out.

Have fun everyone!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Lisapants on February 16, 2015, 11:18:54 PM
I started an account just to throw my hat in the ring. I lurk the forums. I'm a non-creepy 30 something who would like to attend if possible. I live in Seattle, can provide my own transportation, and am super dog friendly.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: crazycatlady on February 17, 2015, 11:24:06 AM
Do you have room for 2 more?  We are mid 40s, recently FIRED and live in Redmond.  Slightly eccentric but not creepy.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: bigalsmith101 on February 17, 2015, 07:54:58 PM
Holy shit, we're going to rival Camp Mustache if we keep this up.

Huzar, what say you? What's the total count thus far?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: SeattleStache on February 18, 2015, 12:27:07 PM
There's a possibility I may go out of town that weekend to visit some friends - will keep in touch!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: huzar on February 19, 2015, 06:45:55 PM
Sure, as of right now there's still room... it'll be cozy, but it'll be fun!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: crazycatlady on February 19, 2015, 07:22:18 PM
Thank you!  We look forward to meeting more like minded people.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: bigalsmith101 on February 19, 2015, 07:28:28 PM
Recap of the details.

Date: Saturday, February 28th.
Time: Early afternoon around 2pm
Location:1003 166th Ave SE, Bellevue, 98008

Just a heads up... I have a large, friendly dog. If you're allergic, or big dogs scare you, take appropriate precautions.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: redbirdfan on February 19, 2015, 11:01:45 PM
I'd love to attend if there is still space. 
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: huzar on February 20, 2015, 09:33:10 AM
I'll do a final accounting this Sunday, so that I have a firmer headcount. For now, there is space, though I may be asking people who have folding chairs to bring one.

Also, keep in mind that this is going to be a small potluck. Bring something to share, or a six pack, or whatever moves your furniture :)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: celticmyst08 on February 20, 2015, 01:24:06 PM
I confirmed with my husband and we're in! Barring some unexpected coming up. :)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Lisapants on February 20, 2015, 02:45:45 PM
Thanks for hosting huzar! I'm looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Cressida on February 21, 2015, 12:26:18 AM
I'll do a final accounting this Sunday, so that I have a firmer headcount. For now, there is space, though I may be asking people who have folding chairs to bring one.

Also, keep in mind that this is going to be a small potluck. Bring something to share, or a six pack, or whatever moves your furniture :)

Will do. I do have some folding chairs too, so ask away.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: forkneedlepen on February 21, 2015, 12:09:53 PM
We have folding chairs to bring, too.

Any theme on potluck dishes or a free for all?

Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: huzar on February 22, 2015, 12:28:58 AM
Any theme on potluck dishes or a free for all?

No theme. I'm omnivorous. If you want, feel free to post up what you want to bring, or suggest a theme. I'm game for whatever.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: crazycatlady on February 22, 2015, 09:35:08 AM
We're in for 2.  I'll bake cookies.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: hamsterman on February 22, 2015, 04:03:04 PM
Just checking back for roll call, I'm in.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: OSUmountaineer on February 22, 2015, 07:04:29 PM
Wooooo, can't wait to meet you all on Saturday.

I'll be bringing the Mrs. along with a raspberry buttermilk cake.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: huzar on February 22, 2015, 10:15:33 PM
OK, here's the headcount as I have it:
*huzar
*bigalsmith101 + DW
*Cressida
*hamsterman
*JoJo
*forkneedlepen + DH
*celticmyst08 + DH
*crazycatlady + DH
*Lisapants
*OSUMountaineer
*imustachemystache
*leontager

* means you have confirmed attendance.

I think that brings the total to 17. Not the most I've ever hosted at the house, but a good sized gathering. I'd say we're about full up, unless you posted earlier in the thread and I just completely missed it when you were doing your post. People not confirmed by EOD Wednesday will be dropped from the list.

I have 10 chairs, so people that have folding chairs (Cressida, forkneedlepen), please bring a total of eight more to be on the safe side. If you haven't confirmed (there's no * by your name), please confirm.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Cressida on February 22, 2015, 10:39:55 PM
Cool. I have 4 chairs I can bring. Regarding potluck, I'm leaning toward 7-layer dip. So if anyone wants to be lazy and bring tortilla chips, they will be needed. :)  Otherwise I'll bring those too.

Assuming SeattleStache confirms, I'll send private notes to them and to hamsterman about the ride. Should be in the next couple of days.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: imustachemystash on February 22, 2015, 11:21:21 PM
I posted earlier.  Is there room for me?  I'm small :)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: dilinger on February 22, 2015, 11:29:03 PM
Ah, just noticed the thread.  I'm unavailable on the 28th, but I'm up for future events!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: huzar on February 23, 2015, 12:04:55 AM
I posted earlier.  Is there room for me?  I'm small :)

It is because you're small that I overlooked your earlier mail.

You're on the list as confirmed.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: imustachemystash on February 23, 2015, 10:45:19 PM
Ha ha, thanks Huzar.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: JoJo on February 24, 2015, 12:46:29 PM
confirm for me (1)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: leontager on February 24, 2015, 11:25:57 PM
Looks like you forgot me huzar.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: hamsterman on February 25, 2015, 12:17:50 AM
I plan to bring baked beans. They'll be vegetarian, if anyone cares.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: huzar on February 25, 2015, 01:00:47 AM
confirm for me (1)

Got it.

Looks like you forgot me huzar.

Added you to the list, leontager
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: imustachemystash on February 25, 2015, 02:03:19 PM
Cool. I have 4 chairs I can bring. Regarding potluck, I'm leaning toward 7-layer dip. So if anyone wants to be lazy and bring tortilla chips, they will be needed. :)  Otherwise I'll bring those too.

Assuming SeattleStache confirms, I'll send private notes to them and to hamsterman about the ride. Should be in the next couple of days.
  Cressida, I went to Costco today and grabbed a huge bag of Tortilla chips.  We should be set.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: SeattleStache on February 25, 2015, 04:00:19 PM
It looks like I am in fact going out of town this weekend - so sad to miss it! I hope you all have a great time and hope to go to the next one.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: redbirdfan on February 25, 2015, 04:04:00 PM
It turns out that I'll be out of town this weekend.  I'll be there in spirit though.  Hopefully there will be another get together soon. 
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: huzar on February 25, 2015, 04:59:08 PM
It looks like I am in fact going out of town this weekend - so sad to miss it! I hope you all have a great time and hope to go to the next one.

It turns out that I'll be out of town this weekend.  I'll be there in spirit though.  Hopefully there will be another get together soon.

I've noted both, thank you. Looks like we're down to 18 people now, possibly 17.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: huzar on February 25, 2015, 10:27:56 PM
OK, list is closed. People who did not confirm were struck from the list. We're at 17. See everyone around 2pm on Saturday.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: yolfer on February 26, 2015, 11:28:31 PM
Dang, just saw this. Catch you guys next time around! (and/or at Camp Mustache!)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: bigalsmith101 on February 27, 2015, 12:26:15 AM
I'm stoked! I'll have to figure out a dish to bring. That's the hard part. Wifey and I are excited to meet everyone else!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Lisapants on February 28, 2015, 03:07:12 PM
Running late but on my way!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: huzar on February 28, 2015, 07:51:27 PM
Great to have met everyone. I had a blast, and I hope to meet you all again :)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/11008556_10100436549932242_2658167165073937055_n.jpg?oh=986248214e4cea48ed6fb7d2c53b5444&oe=5592AE17&__gda__=1434345320_e899aaf8c30fecea04a5a06291ba8d06)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10370369_10100436549982142_1422045676536866052_n.jpg?oh=9971c7c04fef18374358a9433fd0df76&oe=554D4B2A&__gda__=1435134805_8709a8d324fe6be0b95dd26ca2d71c98)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: celticmyst08 on February 28, 2015, 08:03:28 PM
We had a lot of fun! It was great to meet you all! Hopefully we can get together again sometime. :)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: imustachemystash on February 28, 2015, 10:02:18 PM
It was great meeting you all.  Huzar, thanks so much for hosting.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Cressida on February 28, 2015, 10:25:07 PM
Yes, huzar, thanks much. Also, in the photo, thank you for capturing only my hand (and not the rest of me) in the act of sticking food in my mouth.  :)  I think that was the raspberry cake, which was very good.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: forkneedlepen on February 28, 2015, 11:25:23 PM
It was great meeting up with everyone today. It was so nice hearing so many different stories and perspectives. Huzar, thank you for being such a gracious host. I am looking forward to future meet ups!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: StackChips on February 28, 2015, 11:38:24 PM
Thank you Huzar for hosting and opening your house to all us strangers!  It was finally great to meet up with like minded individuals, I can tell my wolf pack will be expanding.  I really appreciated all the candid conversation and food!  Already looking forward to the next meetup, keep stack'n!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: huzar on February 28, 2015, 11:46:32 PM
BTW, lisapants, judging by that first photo I posted, I think the blue travel mug left behind at my place is yours.

I think that's the only unclaimed item. There were two blue camping chairs, but bigalsmith101 realized that his land yacht was lacking a little junk in the trunk and came back for them.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: lhamo on March 01, 2015, 01:08:35 AM
Looks like you guys had a great gathering and a great time!  Sorry I missed it.  Hope I'll have the chance to host another meet-up sometime in the next few months!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: crazycatlady on March 01, 2015, 10:28:38 AM
We thoroughly enjoyed meeting everyone yesterday!  Thank you so much Marcin for being such a gracious and generous host.  And also for having such a fabulous dog.  It is great talking to like minded people and we hope to see all of you again soon.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Jon_Snow on March 01, 2015, 11:10:19 AM
Hmm...Mustachians look kinda...like normal people. ;)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: huzar on March 01, 2015, 11:53:52 AM

Hmm...Mustachians look kinda...like normal people. ;)
Looks can be deceiving ;)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: bigalsmith101 on March 01, 2015, 11:56:19 AM
Hmm...Mustachians look kinda...like normal people. ;)
Looks can be deceiving ;)

That guy in the orange looks oversized. A bit larger than normal. Kinda ugly too.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: huzar on March 01, 2015, 12:32:41 PM
That guy in the orange looks oversized. A bit larger than normal. Kinda ugly too.

Well, I wasn't going to be the first one to say anything, but now that you mention it...
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Lisapants on March 01, 2015, 07:41:14 PM
BTW, lisapants, judging by that first photo I posted, I think the blue travel mug left behind at my place is yours.

You are right huzar. I'll msg you about picking it up sometime this week. Thanks for hosting too! It was great to meet everyone and I'm looking forward to the next one.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: OSUmountaineer on March 02, 2015, 01:25:19 PM
Great meeting you all, and thanks again for hosting Marcin.

Erica and I look forward to trying to get a barbecue together in a couple of months. Will keep you all posted!

Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: imustachemystash on March 22, 2015, 12:53:42 PM
Hi all.  I'm one of the Camp Mustache organizers, and MMM is interested in having a Seattle Meetup on the evening of Thursday May 21st (the night before Camp Mustache).  I'll be pretty busy then, but we were wondering if anyone else here would like to organize a meet up for that day. This is what he had in mind:

"I was thinking of showing up a day early  to do some fun some stuff in Seattle first, and maybe even hosting a general-purpose meetup in a nice park somewhere central (weather permitting, otherwise it could be a house or pub). Then the next day I could carpool up to Camp with anybody willing. Our Seattle day could even start with a group bike ride that anyone would be free to join".

Feel free to post here if you have any ideas.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: MicroRN on March 22, 2015, 02:40:50 PM
Looks like you all had fun!  Hope to make it to the next one if my schedule permits. 
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: dilinger on March 23, 2015, 01:07:29 AM
"I was thinking of showing up a day early  to do some fun some stuff in Seattle first, and maybe even hosting a general-purpose meetup in a nice park somewhere central (weather permitting, otherwise it could be a house or pub). Then the next day I could carpool up to Camp with anybody willing. Our Seattle day could even start with a group bike ride that anyone would be free to join".

Feel free to post here if you have any ideas.

A bike ride on The Burke starting or ending at Gas Works Park would be my vote.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: imustachemystash on March 23, 2015, 09:13:13 PM
We had a meet up at Gasworks park a few years ago and it was gorgeous.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Glenstache on March 24, 2015, 09:57:14 AM
Gasworks and ride on the Burke sounds like an obvious and pretty easy to organize. How long a ride were people thinking of, and is there a rough idea of schedule?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: celticmyst08 on March 24, 2015, 10:19:39 AM
Gasworks Park is always a good idea! DH and I don't have bikes (boo) but we could meet up for a picnic or something.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: SeattleStache on March 24, 2015, 12:52:41 PM
Fremont Brewery is nearby too in case of less favorable weather. It's kid friendly so all could join.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: MicroRN on March 24, 2015, 03:20:49 PM
Gasworks park would be fun, and it would give kids something to do.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: lhamo on March 24, 2015, 08:41:58 PM
Fremont Brewery is nearby too in case of less favorable weather. It's kid friendly so all could join.

The co-founder is a grad school friend of mine.  Maybe I can negotiate a MMM discount? 
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Cressida on March 24, 2015, 09:41:32 PM
Fremont Brewery is nearby too in case of less favorable weather. It's kid friendly so all could join.

The co-founder is a grad school friend of mine.  Maybe I can negotiate a MMM discount?

Wow. Tell them the Universal Pale is, like, the best beer on the planet.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: swick on March 25, 2015, 07:22:01 AM
We are looking at about an 8 hour drive so wouldn't be getting in until later afternoon but would love to meet up! Especially if activities are being extended into the dinner hour.

Knowing nothing about Seattle, I like the idea of meeting at the park or brewery! Are there any Seattle MMM'rs who would be willing to let my husband and I couch surf? The beer would be on us :)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: seattlecyclone on March 25, 2015, 05:39:52 PM
FYI: the big hill at Gas Works Park is closed until June (http://www.seattle.gov/parks/park_detail.asp?id=293). The park also has relatively few picnic tables. It does have a nice central location near my workplace, so that's nice.

Golden Gardens and Carkeek parks are a bit less central, but have lots of picnic space and west-facing beaches that can be nice places to watch the sun set.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: lhamo on March 25, 2015, 10:43:10 PM
FYI: the big hill at Gas Works Park is closed until June (http://www.seattle.gov/parks/park_detail.asp?id=293). The park also has relatively few picnic tables. It does have a nice central location near my workplace, so that's nice.

Golden Gardens and Carkeek parks are a bit less central, but have lots of picnic space and west-facing beaches that can be nice places to watch the sun set.

You guys are killing me, here -- I can WALK to both of these parks from my brother's house....

I am planning to tell my boss today that I need my new job description AND an overview of compensation by next week.  We just got the notice from our kids school asking whether or not we will be continuing next year, so that is how I am going to frame it.  If the answer is unsatisfactory I may just shorten my notice.  And then maybe I can pop back early.  We'll see....
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Glenstache on March 26, 2015, 11:00:42 AM
Yes, the west half of Gasworks park is closed until about a week after the proposed meetup. I think it is still worth considering as it is a central location that is logistically pretty easy to congregate at and still offers nice views, etc. Locations like Carkeek (beautiful and great) have limited parking and are pretty out of the way for many arriving by bike. It's on my way home from work, so not a big deal for me, but may be inconvenient for others. Woodland Park has a number of picnic areas with gazebos. Woodland park doesn't have the epic views of the waterfront parks, but is still pretty nice, centrally located, and bike friendly.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: JoJo on March 27, 2015, 08:51:34 AM
A couple other ideas:
You could bike across I-90 and do one of the parks on Mercer Island (Luther Burbank or the lid on the west side)
Do the Ballard Locks have a picnic area?  It's fun to watch the lock and mare there salmon at that time of year?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: yolfer on March 27, 2015, 09:08:29 AM
Yes, the west half of Gasworks park is closed until about a week after the proposed meetup. I think it is still worth considering as it is a central location that is logistically pretty easy to congregate at and still offers nice views, etc. Locations like Carkeek (beautiful and great) have limited parking and are pretty out of the way for many arriving by bike. It's on my way home from work, so not a big deal for me, but may be inconvenient for others. Woodland Park has a number of picnic areas with gazebos. Woodland park doesn't have the epic views of the waterfront parks, but is still pretty nice, centrally located, and bike friendly.

I want to second Gasworks (despite the hill closure, it'll still have lake and skyline views, right?) but more importantly the idea that we keep the location easy to access. The previous "meet MMM" meetup in Seattle was pretty far north at a bike-unfriendly location*. We should hold this one in a central location that's easy for people to attend by any mode of transportation.

We could do a ride on the Burke-Gilman that includes Gasworks for a potluck/picnic, and/or ride over to the Fremont Brewery (either after the picnic or instead of the picnic as a rain-plan). That way non-cyclists could join up with the group at either/both locations. I understand not everyone rides a bike. The ride could continue to the Locks for out-of-towners to see it, etc.

* Lake City Way, prior to the 125th St road-diet. MMM even advertised free beer to anyone who rode there but only about 3 people took him up on it.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Vilgan on March 27, 2015, 01:16:15 PM
What about Seward Park? Its large, nice, and can be accessed from I-90 and I-5 for people driving and is walking distance or a short bus/bike ride from the Light Rail.

I might also be biased because its my favorite park in Seattle :)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: dilinger on March 27, 2015, 07:58:41 PM
Seward Park would be great on a day when Lake Washington Blvd is closed to cars, but otherwise Lake Wa Blvd is kinda crappy to bike on in my opinion.

I love Golden Gardens, and it would be a great way to show MMM the Ballard Greenway (on NW 58th) that we worked hard to get the city to implement.

But I still like Gasworks the best, with its proximity to the Burke and Fremont Brewing.  There's an area there with BBQ grills and picnic tables that I've been to before for a birthday party: http://www.seattle.gov/parks/Reservations/picnics/GasWorks2.pdf
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: seattlecyclone on March 27, 2015, 11:46:03 PM
I stopped by Gas Works this evening. There's still a little area where you can get up to the water and see the downtown skyline across the lake, and lots of open space away from the hill. It's not quite the full Gas Works experience, but still should be perfectly suitable for a meetup.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Mother Fussbudget on April 08, 2015, 05:33:24 PM
+1 Gasworks.  Post the final decision, and I'll be there.  Veggie burgers and portable gas grill available.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Vilgan on April 19, 2015, 08:24:01 AM
Is anyone still looking for a ticket to camp mustache? I was really looking forward to the weekend and all the events around it, but have had other obligations come up and I won't be able to attend. PM if interested, slight discount over the initial sticker price.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Glenstache on May 01, 2015, 12:13:00 PM
Hi all.  I'm one of the Camp Mustache organizers, and MMM is interested in having a Seattle Meetup on the evening of Thursday May 21st (the night before Camp Mustache).  I'll be pretty busy then, but we were wondering if anyone else here would like to organize a meet up for that day. This is what he had in mind:

"I was thinking of showing up a day early  to do some fun some stuff in Seattle first, and maybe even hosting a general-purpose meetup in a nice park somewhere central (weather permitting, otherwise it could be a house or pub). Then the next day I could carpool up to Camp with anybody willing. Our Seattle day could even start with a group bike ride that anyone would be free to join".

Feel free to post here if you have any ideas.

Park map for reference: http://www.seattle.gov/parks/_images/maps/picnics/GasWorks.pdf

It sounds like the general consensus has landed on Gasworks park. I am organizing another event the following week, so I don't have the capacity to take on being any kind of "real" organizer for this, but to get things moving towards specifics, suggest:

-- Bike ride: those who want to do the bike ride meet up at the the east end of the stone sculpture at the park at 4pm to start riding by 4:15. The default would be for the ride to do an out/back along the Burke, but will likely evolve/change based on who shows up. (side note: does MMM need wheels for this, or is he set?)

-- Potluck: begin at 6pm at Shelter 1 or 2 with the expectation that people will trickle in over the next hour as they get off of work (for those of us that have jobs, that is). Please bring something to share, that is grass-seating friendly. It will be dinner-time-ish, so hearty snacks would be a good option. If you have something specific that you are planning on bringing, please post in the thread below.

The picnic area shelters at Gasworks can be reserved for between $70 and $190, which would provide some certainty as to places to put communal stuff to share. However, I suggest that we forgo the reservation and just bring blankets and folding chairs and camp out on the grass if the shelters are not available first-come first-served basis. If someone else wants to volunteer to handle a reservation, I'd be happy to pitch in a few bucks to help cover the expense.
http://www.seattle.gov/parks/picnic_detail.asp?id=293

 Please comment if you have thoughts one way or another on that, or anything else above-- these are just suggestions to get things nailed down.

note: Edited for schedule, and additional potluck details.
 
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: yolfer on May 04, 2015, 10:08:08 PM
Glenn, thanks for getting the ball rolling! I'm also planning an event for the following day...Camp Mustache ;)

I agree that we don't need the shelter and can rely on fair weather, and our own badassity as a rain plan.

I'm not gonna be able to make it so I don't really have a dog in this race, but I think the entire thing should be shifted about an hour later (ride at 4, dinner at 6). I'll let the people who are attending decide.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Intoku on May 05, 2015, 12:01:04 AM
I might make it. Sounds like fun!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: celticmyst08 on May 05, 2015, 10:06:57 AM
I'm not gonna be able to make it so I don't really have a dog in this race, but I think the entire thing should be shifted about an hour later (ride at 4, dinner at 6). I'll let the people who are attending decide.

That would work better for me, at least. I wouldn't be able to get there until 6 anyway.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: seattlecyclone on May 05, 2015, 11:09:31 AM
6:00 sounds great for me, would leave plenty of time for me to get over there after work.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: swick on May 05, 2015, 11:30:06 AM
6:00 gives us a little wiggle room for the drive down. Can't help much with the organizing since we are totally unfamiliar with the area, but happy to do what we can :)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: SeattleStache on May 05, 2015, 02:38:54 PM
I'll try to be there for the ride but will definitely be there by 6:00.  I'll swing by Fremont Brewery and pick up a growler as well.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: PowerMustache on May 05, 2015, 02:59:37 PM
I am also in for the May 21st meetup at Gasworks.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: MicroRN on May 06, 2015, 01:17:57 AM
Darn it! Turns out I'm working that night.  Love my job, but hate that my schedule changes every month.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: MMM on May 12, 2015, 04:59:52 PM
All right! I just heard about this meeting plan, so thank you everyone for figuring out the meeting spot!

I'll be there, and staying at a nearby hotel called the Staybridge Suites with a couple of friends who are also attending THE CAMP, so I think everything is set up. I'll just announce it on the blog or at least Twitter about a week before the actual event.

!!Super Excited To See Everyone!!

-Pete
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: scarletink on May 15, 2015, 10:20:42 AM
Neat.. I got lucky & heard about this meetup elsewhere.. maybe we need some type of mailing list or something.

Anyway, I'll check with my wife & a few local friends to see if we can show up at 6ish :)

Did anyone actually get the reservations yet?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Glenstache on May 15, 2015, 11:01:06 AM
Neat.. I got lucky & heard about this meetup elsewhere.. maybe we need some type of mailing list or something.

Anyway, I'll check with my wife & a few local friends to see if we can show up at 6ish :)

Did anyone actually get the reservations yet?

I don't think we are going to reserve a shelter, but will meet in that area, as described in the post higher up in the thread. Now that you have responded to this thread, any time there is a new post, it will show up in your "Show new replies to your posts" list.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: meatgrinder on May 15, 2015, 03:27:43 PM
Can't wait!  Will sneak out early for the ride and bring a home brew growler.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: swick on May 15, 2015, 03:30:52 PM
Can someone confirm the address for us out of towners? I've got a couple of conflicting ones looking up the park.

Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Glenstache on May 15, 2015, 04:06:34 PM
Can someone confirm the address for us out of towners? I've got a couple of conflicting ones looking up the park.

The map link in the details post above includes both a map of the specific locations in the park and how to get there from I-5. Here it is again for good measure:
 http://www.seattle.gov/parks/_images/maps/picnics/GasWorks.pdf
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: swick on May 15, 2015, 04:09:03 PM
Can someone confirm the address for us out of towners? I've got a couple of conflicting ones looking up the park.

The map link in the details post above includes both a map of the specific locations in the park and how to get there from I-5. Here it is again for good measure:
 http://www.seattle.gov/parks/_images/maps/picnics/GasWorks.pdf

Thanks Glenstache, trying to track too many details right now my brain is crammed - I forgot about the post.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: SeaG on May 18, 2015, 01:55:58 PM
Hi all.  I'm one of the Camp Mustache organizers, and MMM is interested in having a Seattle Meetup on the evening of Thursday May 21st (the night before Camp Mustache).  I'll be pretty busy then, but we were wondering if anyone else here would like to organize a meet up for that day. This is what he had in mind:

"I was thinking of showing up a day early  to do some fun some stuff in Seattle first, and maybe even hosting a general-purpose meetup in a nice park somewhere central (weather permitting, otherwise it could be a house or pub). Then the next day I could carpool up to Camp with anybody willing. Our Seattle day could even start with a group bike ride that anyone would be free to join".

Feel free to post here if you have any ideas.

Park map for reference: http://www.seattle.gov/parks/_images/maps/picnics/GasWorks.pdf

It sounds like the general consensus has landed on Gasworks park. I am organizing another event the following week, so I don't have the capacity to take on being any kind of "real" organizer for this, but to get things moving towards specifics, suggest:

-- Bike ride: those who want to do the bike ride meet up at the the east end of the stone sculpture at the park at 4pm to start riding by 4:15. The default would be for the ride to do an out/back along the Burke, but will likely evolve/change based on who shows up. (side note: does MMM need wheels for this, or is he set?)

-- Potluck: begin at 6pm at Shelter 1 or 2 with the expectation that people will trickle in over the next hour as they get off of work (for those of us that have jobs, that is).

The picnic area shelters at Gasworks can be reserved for between $70 and $190, which would provide some certainty as to places to put communal stuff to share. However, I suggest that we forgo the reservation and just bring blankets and folding chairs and camp out on the grass if the shelters are not available first-come first-served basis. If someone else wants to volunteer to handle a reservation, I'd be happy to pitch in a few bucks to help cover the expense.
http://www.seattle.gov/parks/picnic_detail.asp?id=293

 Please comment if you have thoughts one way or another on that, or anything else above-- these are just suggestions to get things nailed down.

note: Edited for schedule.

Hey everyone, is this the final plan ? Ride at 4PM, potluck starts at 6PM ?
No one else mentioned potluck so I'm wondering if we're just going to have a chat in the park (as opposed to carrying food, plates, etc. etc.).

Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: maxhot on May 18, 2015, 06:29:58 PM
Was anyone else planning on participating in the potluck?

I was planning on bringing chips and tuna salad dip (doesn't require additional plates or utensils), but if no one else is signed up for the potluck it may as well just be a chat.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: swick on May 18, 2015, 06:40:35 PM
Was anyone else planning on participating in the potluck?

I was planning on bringing chips and tuna salad dip (doesn't require additional plates or utensils), but if no one else is signed up for the potluck it may as well just be a chat.

I'm thinking snacks and finger foods might be best, I was planning on bringing something to share, not sure if it will be something homemade that can travel down with us or something we pick up along the way. Even just using it as an excuse to meet everyone..."Hi I'm Swick, want to try some...?"
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: maxhot on May 18, 2015, 06:49:54 PM
Yay, I'm not alone!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Glenstache on May 18, 2015, 07:59:37 PM
Was anyone else planning on participating in the potluck?

I was planning on bringing chips and tuna salad dip (doesn't require additional plates or utensils), but if no one else is signed up for the potluck it may as well just be a chat.

I edited the details post above to say for people to say what they would plan on bringing, but the default would be something in the "hearty snack" realm. I am coming from work via bike, so will probably bring some sort of chip and dip type affair to share that travels well in tupperware (just realized that is quite the rhyme stream, unintended).
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: celticmyst08 on May 19, 2015, 10:57:38 AM
Yeah, I think finger foods / "hearty snacks" are a great idea. I might bring egg salad sandwiches.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: swick on May 19, 2015, 11:13:46 AM
EVENT DETAILS: (Taken from Glenstach's post for easy reading)

-- Bike ride: those who want to do the bike ride meet up at the the east end of the stone sculpture at the park at 4pm to start riding by 4:15. The default would be for the ride to do an out/back along the Burke, but will likely evolve/change based on who shows up.

-- Potluck: begin at 6pm at Shelter 1 or 2 with the expectation that people will trickle in over the next hour as they get off of work (for those of us that have jobs, that is). Please bring something to share, that is grass-seating friendly. It will be dinner-time-ish, so hearty snacks would be a good option. If you have something specific that you are planning on bringing, please post in the thread below.

Edited to add: I've made some gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free (are you still reading?!?) Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge Bites to share. They are actually surprisingly tasty given how "free" from everything they are :)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: StockBeard on May 20, 2015, 01:22:27 PM
Will try to show up around 6pm.

Edit: nvm, forgot about previous plans...
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Skinnyneo on May 20, 2015, 09:21:09 PM
Hi everybody,

I'm new in town and would love to come out and meet you all!  I'll bring some fried rice and will try to be there around six. 
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: hamsterman on May 20, 2015, 09:32:23 PM
I'll try to make it out tomorrow, but I don't have time to prepare any food for you guys. All I have on hand is prepackaged junk food which I doubt anyone wants...
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: happy2help on May 21, 2015, 02:01:51 AM
Just found this place and wanted to reply to make sure I catch it the next time around.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Glenstache on May 21, 2015, 04:10:33 PM
I won't be able to make the ride (drat!), but will be there just before 6pm on a red bike.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: scarletink on May 22, 2015, 10:25:15 AM
Hey all - had a great time meeting everyone! I hope we do this again soon :)

Dave
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Grid on May 24, 2015, 09:45:18 AM
Hello everyone!

I just landed a job in Seattle and will be moving up here mid-June.  I definitely plan to make it to any meetups that pop up! 
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: freeatlast on May 27, 2015, 11:50:47 AM
Hi All - is there an official Seattle MMM meet-up group? I would love to join if there is one.  I am contemplating making the move to semi ER and would like to meet others with the MMM mind set.  Thanks!!!!!!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: maxhot on May 27, 2015, 01:31:52 PM
As far as I know there's no organized group here in Seattle.  We've had a few gatherings organized using this thread.  If someone were to make a group, I would suggest making a Facebook Page
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Mother Fussbudget on May 28, 2015, 09:55:24 AM
Sorry I missed you guys at Gasworks last Thursday - I had a 7pm Sound Wave rehearsal, and was attending Camp Mustache II the next day.  BUT... now I'm regretting not meeting the other Seattle Mustachian's who weren't able to make CMII.  I'm in the eastside (Bellevue Factoria/Willburton area), and am very interested in future meetups.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: lhamo on May 29, 2015, 07:13:43 AM
I'll be back in late June and can try to organize some meetups over the summer.  I have family in East King County and am out there regularly, so could do an eastside one, too, at some point.  Maybe at Lake Sammamish State Park, or Marymoor?

Really sad to have missed Camp Mustache this round, but hope to come next year!  Might be able to help put that together, too, if there is a plan for a round III.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: yolfer on June 23, 2015, 09:37:21 PM
There WILL be a Camp Mustache III (over Memorial Day weekend 2016)... stay tuned!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: lhamo on June 23, 2015, 10:01:17 PM
There WILL be a Camp Mustache III (over Memorial Day weekend 2016)... stay tuned!

Whoo hoo!!!  Looking forward to it. Let me know if assistance is needed in planning/implementation.  Good use of some of my semi-FIREd free time :)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Katsplaying on June 25, 2015, 08:31:32 AM
So late to this thread but pleased to see Camp Mustache for next year. Already on my calendar....
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Bruce on July 19, 2015, 01:56:35 PM
We're in North-central Washington but make it to Seattle for a weekend every few months. Is there a Seattle MMM facebook group?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: maxhot on July 19, 2015, 02:04:54 PM
Is now!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seattle-MMM-and-ERE/474236296090846

I'll flesh out the details later, but for now, please join.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Bruce on July 19, 2015, 03:05:23 PM
Thanks! May I suggest a closed group instead? It will be a little more secure for discussions and meetup planning. Facebook needs to be more secure since most of us use our real names.

I created a closed group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1051424764875648). Just request to join and I will add you.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: swick on July 19, 2015, 10:41:09 PM
Hi Seattle Mustachians!

I was wondering if anyone lives near the airport and would be up for having a couch surfer on August on 31 st? I have a flight out about 9:00am on the 1st. Or...does anyone know of a reasonable hotel close by the airport? I don't know the area or what is really doable on foot.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: seattlecyclone on July 20, 2015, 10:09:57 AM
Very few people live within walking distance of the airport. It's mostly hotels and parking lots and other businesses all around there. If you expand your search to places within walking distance of a Link station you might have better luck. The train starts running plenty early to catch a 9 AM flight.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Hunter on July 29, 2015, 07:47:58 PM
SEATTLE MMM EMAIL LIST:

I'm starting a Seattle area MMM email list for get-togethers in the area.  If you want to be on the list, send me a PM.  People can still propose ideas and work out logistics here on the forum, but people who don't want to follow all of that and only want to be notified when something local is actually happening can get that directly.  Just send me a PM with your email and I'll set it up.  No spam, I promise.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Hunter on July 30, 2015, 03:25:31 PM
MMM MEETUP/POTLUCK NEAR SEATTLE ON SATURDAY AUGUST 29TH 2015 AT JUANITA BEACH PARK, KIRKLAND, WA.  4pm-7pm


I've been meaning to schedule a MMM meetup near Seattle for a long time, but only recently became FI and now finally have the time.  I'd love to meet some more Mustachians in the Seattle area.  We're doing a Potluck at Juanita Beach, in Kirkland WA on 8/29/15.

Here is the park website:
http://www.kirklandwa.gov/depart/parks/Parks_and_Open_Spaces/Online_Parks_Guide/Parks_Pop-up_Main/Parks_and_Community_Services__Juanita_Beach_Park.htm

There is a playground for kids, a beach, volleyball, and shady areas.  Just volunteer to bring a main dish or side dish and post it here.  (This crowd is geared toward the healthier side of the food spectrum, but not snobby about it.)  It doesn’t need to be anything fancy.  I'll bring some form of delicious main dish.   

We'll try to get a couple of picnic tables--usually we're able to.  I'll bring a folding table just in case.  Feel free to bring a folding chair or blanket.  Look for the sign with a mustache on it to locate the group.

This is a low-key, informal get-together.  Everyone is super-nonjudgmental and welcoming, so introverts don't fret and come on out!  A few people will probably share their successes, challenges, and tips in their Mustachian journeys.  And we'll hang out and have some good food.  When you get nice, smart people together, it’s just good.  People find ways to help each other.     

CARPOOLING:  I'll be driving from Bothell and could give someone a ride.  If you want to carpool, post here and someone in your area will probably be able to help you out.

There will be singles, couples, and families there, so if you have kids, feel free to bring them.

Please RSVP by posting here and/or sending me an email.  Any suggestions are welcome.  See you all there!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: JoJo on July 31, 2015, 01:25:50 PM
I'd love to attend but I'll be on the Hudson Bay looking at Beluga whales!   I'll try to watch for future events.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: crazycatlady on July 31, 2015, 08:40:15 PM
My husband and I would like to attend.  Thanks for organizing this.  I'll plan to bring a side dish.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Hunter on July 31, 2015, 09:35:18 PM
I'd love to attend but I'll be on the Hudson Bay looking at Beluga whales!   I'll try to watch for future events.

JoJo - that sounds awesome.  Send me a photo when you get back!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: imustachemystash on August 12, 2015, 08:33:33 PM
My family and I will try to be there.  Thanks for organizing Hunter!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Grid on August 12, 2015, 08:47:07 PM
Does anyone know an inexpensive place to get a vehicle weighed in Seattle?  I need new plates.  I'd also like to know what a reasonable price is for car weighings if anyone knows that off the top of their head...
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Glenstache on August 12, 2015, 09:05:39 PM
Does anyone know an inexpensive place to get a vehicle weighed in Seattle?  I need new plates.  I'd also like to know what a reasonable price is for car weighings if anyone knows that off the top of their head...

http://www.publicscaleslocator.com/
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: cheddarpie on August 14, 2015, 12:02:19 PM
I'd love to be a part of the Seattle meetup groups -- Hunter, I PMed you! Replying here to follow this thread ...

Thanks!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: OSUmountaineer on August 19, 2015, 12:44:44 PM
My girlfriend and I would like to host a MMM pot-luck style gathering at our house on Alaska Junction in West Seattle on a weekend towards the middle/end of September. Would folks be interested?

We have a big yard, deck, bbq... Lots of room for yard games, food eating, story telling, and beer drinking (hopefully) before the rain returns.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: JoJo on August 19, 2015, 02:42:53 PM
I may be interested, but likely out of town the weekend of the 19th.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: SeattleStache on August 19, 2015, 03:47:09 PM
My girlfriend and I would like to host a MMM pot-luck style gathering at our house on Alaska Junction in West Seattle on a weekend towards the middle/end of September. Would folks be interested?

We have a big yard, deck, bbq... Lots of room for yard games, food eating, story telling, and beer drinking (hopefully) before the rain returns.

That sounds great! I'd be able to join if it is closer to the end of the month. Thanks for offering to host!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: PowerMustache on August 19, 2015, 04:10:35 PM
I love these meetup ideas, both Juanita Park and West Seattle. This fall is crazy busy for me and probably won't be able to make it to any meetups until after October, but am definitely interested for the future!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: celticmyst08 on August 19, 2015, 04:13:12 PM
DH and I are always down for a meetup! We have plans Sept 26th but are free (at this point) other than that.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: lhamo on August 19, 2015, 08:47:20 PM
Assuming we have a replacement car by then I am up for the 8/29 gathering.  Most likely could offer a ride to a couple of people in the Northgate/Shoreline/LFP area on the way.

DS has a school event on Sept 20th -- other than that i think we are mostly free.

Look forward to meeting folks in person!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Lisapants on August 20, 2015, 11:30:36 PM
Count me in for the August picnic and September one as well.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: freeatlast on August 21, 2015, 01:22:24 AM
I would like to attend the West Seattle meeting - I can't make the earlier meeting. Thanks!!!!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: celticmyst08 on August 21, 2015, 09:15:51 AM
I didn't even see the 8/29 meetup post. Oops. DH and I may be in town, not sure though. 8/30 is our anniversary so we might go gallavanting off somewhere. ;)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: OSUmountaineer on August 24, 2015, 10:47:29 AM
Thanks for the replies, all.

The West Seattle meetup will likely be the weekend of Sept 12 or Sept 19. If you are interested, please reply with which of those days would be best.

Thanks!
Craig
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: cheddarpie on August 24, 2015, 04:18:57 PM
What a great idea! I'd love to attend. I have a pending commitment (visit to MIL) that hasn't been confirmed yet but will be either the 12th or 19th -- don't schedule around me since I'm not sure when we'll confirm plans, but I'll come if I'm town!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: celticmyst08 on August 26, 2015, 12:00:29 PM
MMM MEETUP/POTLUCK NEAR SEATTLE ON SATURDAY AUGUST 29TH 2015 AT JUANITA BEACH PARK, KIRKLAND, WA.  4pm-7pm


I've been meaning to schedule a MMM meetup near Seattle for a long time, but only recently became FI and now finally have the time.  I'd love to meet some more Mustachians in the Seattle area.  We're doing a Potluck at Juanita Beach, in Kirkland WA on 8/29/15.

Here is the park website:
http://www.kirklandwa.gov/depart/parks/Parks_and_Open_Spaces/Online_Parks_Guide/Parks_Pop-up_Main/Parks_and_Community_Services__Juanita_Beach_Park.htm

There is a playground for kids, a beach, volleyball, and shady areas.  Just volunteer to bring a main dish or side dish and post it here.  (This crowd is geared toward the healthier side of the food spectrum, but not snobby about it.)  It doesn’t need to be anything fancy.  I'll bring some form of delicious main dish.   

We'll try to get a couple of picnic tables--usually we're able to.  I'll bring a folding table just in case.  Feel free to bring a folding chair or blanket.  Look for the sign with a mustache on it to locate the group.

This is a low-key, informal get-together.  Everyone is super-nonjudgmental and welcoming, so introverts don't fret and come on out!  A few people will probably share their successes, challenges, and tips in their Mustachian journeys.  And we'll hang out and have some good food.  When you get nice, smart people together, it’s just good.  People find ways to help each other.     

CARPOOLING:  I'll be driving from Bothell and could give someone a ride.  If you want to carpool, post here and someone in your area will probably be able to help you out.

There will be singles, couples, and families there, so if you have kids, feel free to bring them.

Please RSVP by posting here and/or sending me an email.  Any suggestions are welcome.  See you all there!

My husband and I are planning to come! It's possible he might have to work but I'll be there at least. Not sure yet what I'll bring for food. Probably something easy like egg salad sandwiches.

The West Seattle meetup will likely be the weekend of Sept 12 or Sept 19. If you are interested, please reply with which of those days would be best.

I think the 12th would work better for us.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Lisapants on August 26, 2015, 10:42:30 PM
Is there a rain plan for Saturday?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Hunter on August 27, 2015, 02:38:08 PM
The Potluck for Saturday 8/29 is still on.  If it rains, we'll move it to my house, located at Thrasher's Corner, Bothell, WA.  I'll post by 12N on Saturday to confirm the location and provide directions. 

Right now, there are 9-14 people attending.

If you want to be notified automatically by email about updates to the MMM Seattle thread, make sure you hit "notify" at the top or bottom of this page, if you haven't already.

See you guys Saturday. 
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Lisapants on August 27, 2015, 02:57:51 PM
Thanks for the update and the home offer Hunter. I'm in with a dessert and a side dish, a total of 3 attending.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: lhamo on August 27, 2015, 10:19:26 PM
We got our car so I should be able to make it -- not sure if DS will join me (he's a bit of an introvert).  I'll bring a side (leaning toward asian red cabbage slaw with peanut dressing, since that is a recipe I shared elsewhere that many forum friends seemed to like).

Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: imustachemystash on August 28, 2015, 08:56:40 AM
We will bring a garden salad and dressing.  Also, I'll pick up some plastic silverware and paper plates, and napkins. 
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Glenstache on August 28, 2015, 12:45:42 PM
I am helping with a bike event (http://www.womencx.com/ (http://www.womencx.com/)) just up the hill at St Eds Park on Saturday, so I'm not sure if I will be able to make it depending on if I need to stay after to help with take down. I hope to be able to make it, though.

If any of you like cyclocross, it is a pretty fun event and could be a fun add-on before the meetup for those that are into such things. There's a beer garden in addition to the racing.   
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: lhamo on August 28, 2015, 05:23:48 PM
Unfortunately my mom landed back in the hospital again today and will be there at least until tomorrow for tests, etc.  I'm going to have to miss this round.  Bummed.  Hope I can make it to the September one.  Any day but the 20th works for me.

Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Hunter on August 29, 2015, 12:58:29 PM
POTLUCK UPDATE FOR TODAY - SATURDAY 8/29

It looks like rain all day, so we'll move it to my place.  I'm going to push the start time back to 5pm.  So it will run 5pm-7pm, approximately. 

The address is: 21109 25th Drive Southeast, Bothell, WA.  This is not the exact address of my house but gets you very close.  Just drive to that address and then go a little further until you see the Mustache sign and balloon.  It is very easy to find. 

Swing on by and meet people.  Stay as short or long as you want.  Send me an email if you have any questions.  Looking forward to seeing everyone!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: imustachemystash on August 29, 2015, 01:05:58 PM
I think that's a good idea.  It sure is refreshing to have some rain, but too bad it interfered with our picnic plans.  Since we are practically neighbors, we will still be able to make it.  Thanks for hosting!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Waterlover on August 29, 2015, 03:53:53 PM
I'd like to come. Can't wait to meet everyone. Thanks for making arrangements
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Hunter on August 29, 2015, 06:21:29 PM
For the potluck today, there is an issue getting there due to some down power lines. If you're trying to get there give me a call at 571-222-581 three Thanks
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: celticmyst08 on August 30, 2015, 01:21:22 AM
Oh geez...I totally forgot about this. Our power was out all day and it just completely slipped my mind. Embarrassing. Hope y'all had fun though despite the weather!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Glenstache on August 30, 2015, 11:18:45 AM
Thanks for hosting Hunter. It was great meeting and having good conversation with everyone.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: imustachemystash on August 30, 2015, 11:28:02 AM
Wow!  Thanks for hosting (even in the dark).  It was fun and the most memorable meet up we have been to. 
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Hunter on August 30, 2015, 03:51:47 PM
It was great to meet everyone!  Thanks for conquering the wind, downed trees, live electrical wires, gangs of marauders, and wild dogs to attend.  Each person was a fine example of Mustachian Badassity.  I hope to see you all at another meetup again soon and if I can do anything for you, drop me a line. 

Celticmyst08, no worries.  We'll cross paths one of these days.  We managed to have an OK time despite all of us being a little dismayed that we didn't have a medieval European Celtic demographic to round out the group.   
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: FiveSigmas on August 30, 2015, 05:31:26 PM
I'm sorry to have missed all the fun. I'd love to make the one in September, though.

OSU, FWIW the 19th would work better for me.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: OSUmountaineer on September 02, 2015, 09:17:59 PM
Hey all,
 We will shoot for September 19th in West Seattle from 1:00-5:00ish (have somewhere to be later in the evening).

  Feel free to come a little bit earlier too if you want. We have a grill and a big deck/back yard, so hopefully the weather cooperate and we can hang outside.
 
  This will be potluck style, so bring your favorite dish or snack to share.

  So I can get a head count, let me know if you'll make it by replying here. Also post what you're planning to bring so we don't get 13 bags of chips.

 Thanks!
Craig
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: FiveSigmas on September 02, 2015, 11:15:18 PM
Great! Put me down on the list. I'll plan on preparing a desert of some kind.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: celticmyst08 on September 03, 2015, 11:07:18 AM
I'm making a calendar reminder so I don't forget this one! DH and I will be coming. I'll bring some type of sandwich/wrap.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Lisapants on September 15, 2015, 11:37:31 PM
Count me in for Saturday. I will bring black bean and corn salad.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: OSUmountaineer on September 17, 2015, 03:55:29 PM
Hey guys,
 I really hate to do this but we are going to have to postpone the meetup for this Saturday the 19th.  I came down with the flu, and beyond feeling terrible I just don't want to expose anyone else to this.

 My plan is to reschedule for sometime in early to mid October.

  Really sorry again.

Craig
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: crazycatlady on September 17, 2015, 07:38:59 PM
Sorry you got the flu. Definitely not something to share. Rest up, get some fluids and I hope you feel better soon. :)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: FiveSigmas on September 17, 2015, 11:03:35 PM
Sorry you got the flu. Definitely not something to share. Rest up, get some fluids and I hope you feel better soon. :)

What the crazy cat lady said. Get well soon!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: celticmyst08 on September 18, 2015, 10:07:56 AM
No worries! I definitely am not keen on getting the flu, so I support your decision. ;)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Skinnyneo on September 23, 2015, 09:14:16 AM
Hey guys,
 I really hate to do this but we are going to have to postpone the meetup for this Saturday the 19th.  I came down with the flu, and beyond feeling terrible I just don't want to expose anyone else to this.

 My plan is to reschedule for sometime in early to mid October.

  Really sorry again.

Craig

I'm just learning about this meetup now.  If you're still shooting for October, I could do the 17th/18th either day.  Just some input.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: ceeteebee on October 06, 2015, 10:19:49 PM
Hey all! I just found this, and my wife and I would love to join in the next meet up, if we can. I've been a long-time lurker on the blog, but just finally got around to joining the forums when I saw this thread. We just recently moved out to Seattle, and would definitely welcome the chance to meet some of the local Mustachians!

-Craig
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Ragriz on October 08, 2015, 06:10:56 AM
Hi Everyone! I'll be moving to the area next week with my wife and two children. We definitely want to meet some new people, and are particularly interested in meeting other Mustachians.

It looks like we'll be in Gig Harbor for a few weeks while some updates are made to our townhouse, then settling into Fremont. I won't start my new job until 10/26, so we will most likely be available if a meetup is happening before then. I'll also send a PM to Hunter about the e-mail list.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Grigory on October 10, 2015, 08:50:42 PM
Hi guys! I've just moved to Seattle a few weeks ago and I'd love to get to meet all of my fellow Mustachians. :) When is the October meetup? Would it be more efficient to put together a meetup.com group?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: cashstasherat23 on October 11, 2015, 01:31:19 PM
Hi Seattle Mustachians! I'll be in area this week coming up for a job interview, and poking around looking for apartments for a few days. If anyone is around, would love to get together and meet a few people, and pick your brains about Seattle living!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Ragriz on October 19, 2015, 08:33:56 AM
It looks like the October meetup fell through, or maybe it just didn't get announced here. Maybe we should plan something for late November? (I'll be in the city by then.)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: alsoknownasDean on October 22, 2015, 01:03:19 AM
A bit of a shame that there's no meet scheduled,  I'm in the area until the 23rd.

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Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: brandonbrews on November 03, 2015, 05:39:12 PM
I've been following MMM for a couple months but am new to the forum.  Any of the old-timers want to put together a November meetup?  Or do people get burnt out re-hashing the same concepts?  Regardless, I'd be interested in meeting some fellow mustachians. 
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Ragriz on November 04, 2015, 01:38:21 PM
I would be interested to meet sometime after 11/20. Due to my work schedule, I'm only really available on the weekends.

Do you have kids? I have two small ones, so a kid-friendly meetup would be best for my family.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: dilinger on November 05, 2015, 12:34:25 AM
So this image is making the rounds on twitter, and I immediately thought - Mustache meetup!

https://twitter.com/KnuteBerger/status/661320945026535424
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Cressida on November 05, 2015, 06:17:19 PM
Wow, that is a profoundly weird photo. Where on earth did they get the idea to lounge on the grass?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: celticmyst08 on November 09, 2015, 01:27:42 PM
I'm always down for a meetup, although I'm insanely busy lately with school/work. I'm actually considering hosting one if anyone's interested, but need to talk to my husband first.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: brandonbrews on November 18, 2015, 12:28:27 PM
I don't know if anyone is still interested in getting together this month but the 27th or 28th would work for my wife and I.  Maybe put some Thanksgiving left-overs to use for a little potluck? 
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: leontager on December 01, 2015, 11:51:52 PM
I'd love to meet up with people in Seattle. I can even host if other people would like to join. Would anyone be interested in a potluck? I'm located in the CD.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: cheddarpie on December 02, 2015, 12:20:56 AM
I'm interested! Thanks for offering to host!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: bigalsmith101 on December 02, 2015, 12:23:12 AM
I'd love to meet up with people in Seattle. I can even host if other people would like to join. Would anyone be interested in a potluck? I'm located in the CD.

Pick a day that works well for you and I'll do my best to make it! How's parking where you're located. Room for my motorcycle?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Cressida on December 02, 2015, 12:56:43 AM
Hi leontager - I'm in the CD too. My own house isn't really suitable for hosting, sadly, but I'm happy to assist your effort (bringing chairs or whatnot) if it ends up having legs. I'll check back.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: SeattleStache on December 02, 2015, 08:24:07 AM
I'm close to the CD and would love to join as well!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: lhamo on December 02, 2015, 08:26:16 AM
I'd also love to come if the scheduling works -- I leave town for the holidays on December 18th or 19th though (trying to change flights today).  As others have said, pick a day and if it works for me I'll be there!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Glenstache on December 02, 2015, 10:10:06 AM
Will attend if schedule allows, and I'm in town through the holidays.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Glenstache on December 04, 2015, 11:58:05 AM
I'm also in the CD! What about next weekend (Dec. 12/13) sometime in the afternoon or a brunchy/lunchy potluck? I can also help bringing supplies, I have some easy-ish to transport chairs and an Ikea set of picnic plates/cups.

Leontager, are you a member of the Washington Mustachians Facebook group? That might be a good way to coordinate this too.

December 12 would work well for me!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: brandonbrews on December 06, 2015, 06:50:59 AM
We'll be out of town that weekend but will be around between Xmas and New Year's if anyone wants to do another gathering.  Regardless, have fun next weekend, and Go Hawks!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: celticmyst08 on December 07, 2015, 01:50:33 PM
Mr. CM and I are in! Leon I think we ran into you a few months ago at the Pierogi festival...?

Dec 12-13 will work, we will be around. Can bring food & our foldup camping chairs.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Mother Fussbudget on December 10, 2015, 02:32:13 PM
I'm going to participate in Santacon on 12/12 - starts at Fado Irish pub @ 11am. 
But if you guys meet later in the day somewhere, this 'Santa' will be there.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Glenstache on December 11, 2015, 10:34:22 AM
Did this ever firm up into anything for this weekend? I see plenty of interest, but nothing definite.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: lhamo on January 06, 2016, 07:30:52 AM
Anybody up for a Seattle area meetup in January?  MLK day would be good for me -- DS is off school and I could probably abandon him for a few hours.  My place isn't really suitable for hosting.  If people are open to a public spot, I was thinking the cafe at Third Place Books up in Lake Forest Park might work (totally selfish suggestion -- my gym is in the same building), or open to other suggestions.  Probably too wet/drippy this time of year for an outside venue.

Prefer afternoon hours if that works for others (I hate driving in the dark).
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: brandonbrews on January 06, 2016, 12:43:46 PM
I'm definitely still up for a MMM gathering.  We're out of town MLK weekend and part of the next so don't wait for us if other people can make it.  Feb and March are much more open for us.  Or a weeknight after 6pm could work. 
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: innatelynate on January 06, 2016, 01:49:07 PM
Count 2 more for a Feb/Mar meetup.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: SeattleStache on January 06, 2016, 01:50:02 PM
I'm in as well!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: slugsworth on January 06, 2016, 03:51:18 PM
I'm interested.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: ceeteebee on January 06, 2016, 06:15:03 PM
Two more here for a February/March meetup. MLK Jr Day is possible, but unlikely.

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Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Amesenator on January 07, 2016, 12:38:17 PM
Hi there,

I'd also be up for it - schedule pretty flexible at this point.

Cheers,

A.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: walkman3000 on January 08, 2016, 09:50:08 AM
I would be interested in a January meet up, get the year started right.  I have transportation limitations but reasonable timing flexibility.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: cheddarpie on January 08, 2016, 11:13:09 AM
I'm also interested for February or March! January will be tough for me as I'm having hip surgery next week.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Exhale on January 08, 2016, 11:13:54 PM
Feb/March would be great. May I suggest the cafe at Third Place Books in Ravenna (65th NE and 20th)? If it's held there I could attend.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: celticmyst08 on January 11, 2016, 10:00:27 AM
Me too! Third Place Books in LFP would be awesome since it's 10 min from my apartment. ;)

We will be gone President's Day weekend in February though.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: dilinger on January 11, 2016, 09:41:50 PM
Ravenna Third Place Books is much closer to me, but I'd be happy to lead a group bike ride on the Burke from Fremont or UDistrict up to the Lake Forest Park location. Assuming I'm not sick or that the meetup isn't too early in the morning..
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: brandonbrews on January 12, 2016, 06:53:05 PM
Ravenna Third Place Books is much closer to me, but I'd be happy to lead a group bike ride on the Burke from Fremont or UDistrict up to the Lake Forest Park location. Assuming I'm not sick or that the meetup isn't too early in the morning..

We're in the Tangletown area and might be up for bike caravan-ing up. 

Let's get a date on the books so people can plan accordingly.  Looking at the calendar, the only Saturday in Feb and March that we have plans that can't move is February 20th.  Anyone else have any Saturday conflicts?  Or is another day of the week preferable?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: ceeteebee on January 12, 2016, 09:37:02 PM
Saturdays work well for us. As for which, that depends on the time; we have plans for the afternoon on the 13th, but are open otherwise.

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Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Exhale on January 12, 2016, 10:25:42 PM
I was just in the Ravenna Third Place Books and see that the cafe area is pretty small (and sure to be busy on the weekend). So, the LFP location might be a better option for the meeting.

All Saturdays in February are good for me except for 2/27. And brandonbrews can't do 2/20. So that leaves us with:
- 2/6
- 2/13 (in the morning so that ceeteebee can make it)

lhamo, since you got this ball rolling would you like to pick the date?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Grid on January 13, 2016, 02:06:51 AM
I'm available
February
to meet. 

March I'm available the

(Just getting my vote in)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: lhamo on January 13, 2016, 06:34:41 AM
OK, I'm calling it -- let's aim for the Lake Forest Park Third Place Books cafe area (due to limited space at the Ravenna location) at 10:30am on Saturday Feb 6th.

If anybody in the N. Seattle area needs a ride (either there or home), let me know -- I can fit up to four more people in my car.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Jon_Snow on January 13, 2016, 08:05:17 AM
I think I am going to try and take advantage of the concentrated numbers of "Seattleites" around here and pick some brains. I am going to be wandering around the U District on Jan.21/22 (too early for the Meetup, sadly) while DW is "in conference" at the UW, with absolutely ZERO knowledge of the area. Would appreciate very much if some "locals" might be able to give me some pub/restaurant suggestions...some nice walks, etc...

Thanks in advance...:)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: lhamo on January 13, 2016, 08:38:25 AM
The campus is large and quite pleasant to walk around.  If it is a sunny day the view from Red Square of Mt. Rainier is really impressive and should not be missed.  The graduate reading room in Suzallo Library is also spectacular -- will make you think you are in Europe. 

The Burke Gilman trail bisects campus, and you can walk either east/north, eventually ending up along Lake Washington, or west along the canal over to Ballard.  Walking west a couple of miles brings you to funky Fremont, which is a fun place to hang out (though i haven't hung out there since the 1990s....)

There are tons of restaurants in the neighborhood, mostly fairly low cost (and often quality to match, unfortunately).  We had great Indian food recently at Shalimar.  The gyros and falafel at Aladdin are good.  My bibimbap at Korean Tofu House was too sweet for my taste, but the tofu soup my friend had looked good.  Cafe Solstice has great coffee, though Cafe Allegro is the place my DH still prefers to go (grad school memories...). 

I typically drop DS off on campus around 8:00am and if the weather is not bad could pick you up for a walk or hike in one of the local parks that are further from campus, or even further afield.   Have room for up to four people in the car (though the back seat would be a bit cramped with 3 adults) if any other Mustachians would like to join.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: ceeteebee on January 13, 2016, 09:25:05 AM
OK, I'm calling it -- let's aim for the Lake Forest Park Third Place Books cafe area (due to limited space at the Ravenna location) at 10:30am on Saturday Feb 6th.

If anybody in the N. Seattle area needs a ride (either there or home), let me know -- I can fit up to four more people in my car.
Awesome, looking forward to it!

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Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: celticmyst08 on January 13, 2016, 10:17:37 AM
Mr. CM's office is down near the U District and he really likes Zoka's Coffee.

Also, the library at the university is really beautiful. We actually did some of our engagement photos in there. The Botanic Gardens are also pretty, with some small trails.

We'll plan to be at the meetup on Feb 6th!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Amesenator on January 13, 2016, 10:42:45 AM
@Feb 6 - looking forward to it.

@Jan 21or 22 UW-area rendezvous with JS and Ihamo, if my recovery from surgery continues to proceed smoothly, I'd love join you. Would welcome the chance to discuss with fellow travelers the ups and downs of giving notice to employer of early retirement (Jan 5)  AND undergoing unplanned scary surgery (Jan 8) within a single week. What a roller coaster....By the end of next week should have a better sense of things.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: lhamo on January 13, 2016, 12:39:14 PM
@Feb 6 - looking forward to it.

@Jan 21or 22 UW-area rendezvous with JS and Ihamo, if my recovery from surgery continues to proceed smoothly, I'd love join you. Would welcome the chance to discuss with fellow travelers the ups and downs of giving notice to employer of early retirement (Jan 5)  AND undergoing unplanned scary surgery (Jan 8) within a single week. What a roller coaster....By the end of next week should have a better sense of things.

If the weather is nice we can always come up your way and do a slow walk around Greenlake, depending on where you are in your recovery.  Or generally meet in your neighborhood.  Have hybrid, can travel (without too much guilt :)

Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: brandonbrews on January 13, 2016, 02:41:20 PM
@Everyone, we'll be looking forward to meeting you on the 6th. 

@Jon_Snow, wandering the UW campus is great.  A bit further away, the Arboretum and Greenlake are good walks with good scenery.  Yelp can help with food options.  For beer, since that's what I know best, Bottleworks and the Burgundian probably have the widest and best options.  Big Time and Elysian Tangletown are the closest brewpubs.  Kate's Pub has a good happy hour and usually has some local standards. 
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Jon_Snow on January 13, 2016, 03:59:12 PM
@Feb 6 - looking forward to it.

@Jan 21or 22 UW-area rendezvous with JS and Ihamo, if my recovery from surgery continues to proceed smoothly, I'd love join you. Would welcome the chance to discuss with fellow travelers the ups and downs of giving notice to employer of early retirement (Jan 5)  AND undergoing unplanned scary surgery (Jan 8) within a single week. What a roller coaster....By the end of next week should have a better sense of things.

Could this be considered The Seattle Meetup: pre-game edition? :) The 21st would work really well for me...I'm leaving Vancouver early and hope to arrive in Seattle just in time to miss rush hour (9:30-ish?). You guys (gals) pick the spot and time and I'll be there, be it for a walk (if we are all feeling up to it and the weather is decent) or we can just park ourselves somewhere and enjoy a hot beverage. I don't know Seattle well at all, but my TomTom should get me to the agreed upon place.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Exhale on January 13, 2016, 08:12:29 PM
A Seattle visit? What fun! I wish I could join you and lhamo, but have a crazy schedule of trainings all week.

I agreed with lhamo's suggestions, except about Fremont. It's no longer the funky town that we knew and loved. It's very hectic hipster, consumer-centered, and much built up since the 1990s.

UW campus:
- Red Square and the newly completed Rainier Vista (both offer views of Mt. Rainier)
- Suzzallo Library
- wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ  (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/tribal-relations/intellectual-house/)(Intellectual House) is worth the visit - it's built to resemble a longhouse, main room is beautiful
- You can kick back and relax at the HUB (Husky Union Building student center)
- Portion of the Burke Gilman Trail (near UW Medical Center) is closed so do be sure check before you use it
-  Campus map (https://www.washington.edu/maps/)

International District is fun (though Vancouver probably offers tough competition!):
- Take bus #71, 72, 73 to the International District Station
- Panama Hotel (still a hotel and has a cafe, a fascinating look into US Japanese American history)
- Wing Luke Museum (especially if you take the "Historic Hotel Tour")
- Uwajimaya (grocery, food court, bookstore) and KOBO at Higo (local & Japanese arts & crafts)
- Szechuan Noodle Bowl - plain, no frills, cash-only, and home to my favorite green onion pancakes

Special date for you and Lady Snow
- Walk in Olympic Sculpture Park - such views!
- Elliott Bay Book Company
-  Kingfish Cafe (http://thekingfishcafe.com/) - Here you can get soul food in a low-key setting (check out the vintage photos). Owned by twin sisters.
-  Monsoon (http://www.monsoonrestaurants.com/seattle/) is my favorite restaurant in Seattle - run by a brother sister chefs. Food is fresh, healthy, and incredibly delicious. (Literally across the street from Kingfish Cafe.)

Please feel free to PM with any other questions.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Glenstache on January 13, 2016, 08:22:18 PM
@Feb 6 - looking forward to it.

@Jan 21or 22 UW-area rendezvous with JS and Ihamo, if my recovery from surgery continues to proceed smoothly, I'd love join you. Would welcome the chance to discuss with fellow travelers the ups and downs of giving notice to employer of early retirement (Jan 5)  AND undergoing unplanned scary surgery (Jan 8) within a single week. What a roller coaster....By the end of next week should have a better sense of things.

Could this be considered The Seattle Meetup: pre-game edition? :) The 21st would work really well for me...I'm leaving Vancouver early and hope to arrive in Seattle just in time to miss rush hour (9:30-ish?). You guys (gals) pick the spot and time and I'll be there, be it for a walk (if we are all feeling up to it and the weather is decent) or we can just park ourselves somewhere and enjoy a hot beverage. I don't know Seattle well at all, but my TomTom should get me to the agreed upon place.

If it were after normal work hours, I could join in on the pre-game action. I'm less than a mile down the road on Eastlake for work (and went to UW for 5 years).

My go-to for food in the U-district is Thai Tom. Others have also said it, but Suzallo Library is a great building to check out. Enter immediately off of red square.

Coming from Vancouver, it is worth checking if the Amtrak train schedule works for you. It will drop you off in downtown Seattle, and it is a 20 minute bus ride north from there. The train ride is pretty nice if it lines up with your schedule.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Exhale on January 13, 2016, 08:27:39 PM
OK, I'm calling it -- let's aim for the Lake Forest Park Third Place Books cafe area (due to limited space at the Ravenna location) at 10:30am on Saturday Feb 6th.

I'm in!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Exhale on January 13, 2016, 08:33:31 PM
Could this be considered The Seattle Meetup: pre-game edition? :) The 21st would work really well for me...
If it were after normal work hours, I could join in on the pre-game action.

I could also meet after work on 1/21. I suggest Happy Hour at Mio Posto (http://miopostopizza.com/bryant) (#65 bus from the University District). Also, it'll be easier for lhamo to find parking.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Brilliantine on January 13, 2016, 08:58:10 PM
Would appreciate very much if some "locals" might be able to give me some pub/restaurant suggestions...

I went to UW. I'd be remiss if I didn't suggest the College Inn pub. :) It's loud and smelly but almost always full of college kids (graduate students too?) drinking, eating, and having a good time.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Grid on January 13, 2016, 10:10:08 PM
OK, I'm calling it -- let's aim for the Lake Forest Park Third Place Books cafe area (due to limited space at the Ravenna location) at 10:30am on Saturday Feb 6th.

I'm in!

Also in!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Jon_Snow on January 13, 2016, 10:52:38 PM
Coming from Vancouver, it is worth checking if the Amtrak train schedule works for you. It will drop you off in downtown Seattle, and it is a 20 minute bus ride north from there. The train ride is pretty nice if it lines up with your schedule.

It's a good thought Glenstache...and actually something I'd like to do another time - I have heard good things about the train trip...it's probably how we would choose to visit Oregon at some point. We are going to be visiting some family scattered about Greater Seattle as well...so bringing our truck down is probably our best option.

I could also meet after work on 1/21. I suggest Happy Hour at Mio Posto (http://miopostopizza.com/bryant) (#65 bus from the University District). Also, it'll be easier for lhamo to find parking.

We should explore this option further. It would be a shame if I was in your town and we couldn't at least say hello in person. :)

And BTW, I'm loving the Seattle info-dump from everyone. I am going to reference this thread for future visits. If the Hawks win another Superbowl, I am definitely coming down for THAT. Almost did for the last victory parade.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: celticmyst08 on January 15, 2016, 10:07:58 AM
If When the Hawks win another Superbowl

Ahem. ;)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: lhamo on January 16, 2016, 03:45:08 PM
OK, I'm going to take a stab at consolidating meeting times/places for the Seattle area crew over the coming weeks:

"Pre-game" Jon Snow meetup #1:  Thursday 1/21, 10:00 am (ish) at 72nd Street Cafe near Greenlake.  Spot chosen based on Yelp reviews, I've never been there.  But hopefully it is fairly close to Amesenator, who is recovering from surgery.  And if it isn't pouring down rain we can go for a walk around Greenlake after.  I will also have my car and can provide transit elsewhere after.

"Pre-game" Jon Snow meetup #2:  Thursday 1/21, 6:00pm (ish) at Mio Posto on 55th and 35th Ave NE (U Village/Bryant area).  http://miopostopizza.com/bryant, to accommodate those with day jobs.  I'm not sure I can make it to this -- will depend on how DS's homework load is progressing.

Saturday 2/6, 10:30am  at Lake Forest Park Third Place Books  http://www.thirdplacebooks.com/directions.  I will be at this meetup and can offer rides to/from for anyone in NE Seattle who might need it.  The location is also accessible via bus 372 from the U District (and possibly other routes)

I will try to remember to bring a piece of paper with a big "M" on it to the ones I am going to. 

Looking forward to meeting folks in person next week!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Jon_Snow on January 16, 2016, 07:00:20 PM
Well, this is awesome lhamo!

I am most definitely IN for Meetup #1. I am hoping the weather gods favour us (and Amesenator feels better) so that we can walk around the lake - I want to scout it out as a possible urban kayaking spot. A bit of research about the lake reveals that there are NO motorized craft allowed in there...that is wonderful and sounds like a great spot for a fitness focused paddle (lakes are often better than the ocean for this) around the circumference of the lake. I will likely cross the border and head straight to the Cafe...which sounds quite nice from some reviews I just read.

Meetup #2 should be possible too. Just need to let my better half in on it and see what she thinks. She is quite social and would not be opposed to meeting some new people I think. We have plans to visit family while in Seattle, but I don't think that is until the next day. I think Mio Posto might even be within walking distance from our hotel on NE 45th, just west of the campus. We will probably walk one way at least, maybe cab back to hotel if we feel lazy (or if the walk is longer than it looks). I'm 80% sure I can make this Meetup...will firm up on this soon.

As for the Main Event Meetup....I'll leave that one to the actual Seattleites. :)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Exhale on January 16, 2016, 08:19:14 PM
"Pre-game" Jon Snow meetup #2:  Thursday 1/21, 6:00pm (ish) at Mio Posto on 55th and 35th Ave NE (U Village/Bryant area).  http://miopostopizza.com/bryant, to accommodate those with day jobs.  I'm not sure I can make it to this -- will depend on how DS's homework load is progressing.

Saturday 2/6, 10:30am  at Lake Forest Park Third Place Books  http://www.thirdplacebooks.com/directions.  I will be at this meetup and can offer rides to/from for anyone in NE Seattle who might need it.  The location is also accessible via bus 372 from the U District (and possibly other routes)


---

I can make it to Meetup #2, but completely understand if doesn't end up working out for folks.

And, of course, I'm looking forward to 2/6!

Did anyone see the amazing rainbows today?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: PowerMustache on January 17, 2016, 01:45:22 AM
I may be able to make it to #2 on 1/21, depending on how my work schedule develops this week. I have a team deadline on Friday which could mean staying late on Thursday, unfortunately. Don't count on me, but I will monitor this thread for changes in the location/time and see if I can swing it.

2/6 is also looking good for me.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: celticmyst08 on January 17, 2016, 02:48:41 PM
#2 on 1/21 is a high possibility for me. Depending on Mr. CM's workload he may be able to make it too.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Jon_Snow on January 17, 2016, 03:10:23 PM
DW arrives back from out of town tonight and I will ask her about Meetup #2. I anticipate we will be there...good to see that the ranks of attendees looks to be growing for this event!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: DollarBill on January 17, 2016, 06:31:44 PM
I'm not in Seattle yet but thinking about moving there...it made it to my top 4 places. I've never been there but plan on taking a 14 State tour looking for a new place to live. I should be in the area around the end of Feb/early Mar, it would be cool to meet up with some of you to pick your brains on the area. If you have any pros/cons about the area feel free to PM me. Thanks!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: lhamo on January 18, 2016, 08:36:15 PM
Is anybody else planning on coming to the pre-game #1 meet-up/walk on Thursday?  Because if not we may move meeting location to a private venue.  Please post before 12:00 noon Wednesday if you plan to come so that I can coordinate information sharing off-list.

If anybody does end up showing up last minute, PM me and I'll try to get the location info to you.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: hamsterman on January 18, 2016, 10:29:16 PM
I'm interested in the Thursday meetup #2. Not 100% sure yet if I'll be able to make it from work to the U-district but I can try, and will let you know if I can't make it.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: dilinger on January 19, 2016, 12:30:11 AM
I was considering going to the pre-game #1 meet-up. It would feel kind of silly not to, since I'll be dropping my kid off at preschool a couple hundred feet away from 72nd St Cafe at 10.  I'll probably show up around 10:15.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: celticmyst08 on January 21, 2016, 09:53:16 AM
Is the meetup still on for ~6 tonight? I an 95% sure I can make it. Won't know about my husband until pretty much the last minute.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Glenstache on January 21, 2016, 09:55:47 AM
Is the meetup still on for ~6 tonight? I an 95% sure I can make it. Won't know about my husband until pretty much the last minute.

I'm planning on 6 pm tonight.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: lhamo on January 21, 2016, 10:03:29 AM
I'm probably not going to make it to the evening meetup -- I dislike driving at night under the best conditions,  and this rain is nasty!  I know, I'm a wimp.  But I get really bad refraction with my contact lenses and it is really scary to drive when it is dark and raining.

I will give Jon Snow some of my mustache post-its at our meetup later this morning.  So those of you who are going for the evening meet up be on the look out for the green mustache!

BTW, we have moved the morning meetup to a member's home near Greenlake (a bit further south but free, good coffee).  PM me if you decide to come and I'll forward you the address.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: brandonbrews on January 21, 2016, 01:01:03 PM
I was hoping to make it out tonight but that's looking unlikely.  Have fun and see you all on the 6th. 
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: celticmyst08 on January 21, 2016, 01:27:59 PM
I'm probably not going to make it to the evening meetup -- I dislike driving at night under the best conditions,  and this rain is nasty!  I know, I'm a wimp.  But I get really bad refraction with my contact lenses and it is really scary to drive when it is dark and raining.

We could probably pick you up on the way... if I recall correctly you live between us and the U-District? PM me if you are interested :)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: hamsterman on January 21, 2016, 01:50:36 PM
Don't think I'll make it tonight, need to go to someone's going away party.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Jon_Snow on January 21, 2016, 03:12:09 PM
Okay, I'm quite thoroughly soaked but I'll be ready and happy to meet with some more Seattle MMM'ers tonight. 6pm works for me and DW...what's the final verdict on a meeting place?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: lhamo on January 21, 2016, 03:45:55 PM
I'm probably not going to make it to the evening meetup -- I dislike driving at night under the best conditions,  and this rain is nasty!  I know, I'm a wimp.  But I get really bad refraction with my contact lenses and it is really scary to drive when it is dark and raining.

We could probably pick you up on the way... if I recall correctly you live between us and the U-District? PM me if you are interested :)

Thanks for the offer of a ride - that's really kind!  I think I'm gonna stay home with DS tonight, though.

Look forward to meeting you at the upcoming weekend meetup in February!

Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: lhamo on January 21, 2016, 03:50:51 PM
Okay, I'm quite thoroughly soaked but I'll be ready and happy to meet with some more Seattle MMM'ers tonight. 6pm works for me and DW...what's the final verdict on a meeting place?

I think this is still the planned venue:  http://miopostopizza.com/bryant

It is probably a 20-30  minute walk north east of your hotel, if you are still planning to walk.  The walk along Ravenna Ave NE will probably be more scenic/pleasant than walking on 45th (which has horrendous traffic and multiple lanes -- there will be traffic on Ravenna at that time of the day, too, but it is a two lane boulevard and generally more pleasant than the main E/W corridor to/from I5 during rush hour.

I stupidly forgot to give you the green mustache postits, so you all will need to figure out your own signal for identifying each other tonight.  Soaking wet goretex, perhaps? 

Have fun everybody!  We had a great walk and talk this morning.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: celticmyst08 on January 21, 2016, 04:21:02 PM
DH and I plan to be there tonight barring catastrophic flooding or sharknados.

(No worries lhamo - looking forward to meeting you on the 6th as well!)

Do we have a final head count? Whoever gets there first would need to get a table for enough people. It looks like 6 RSVPs so far including spouses.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Glenstache on January 21, 2016, 04:38:13 PM
Jon Snow, I'll be driving through the U-District on my way to the meetup, and probably within a block of your hotel. I can easily pick you and your DW on the way through.

If that helps, PM me with your hotel and we can figure out where to meet at 545-550ish. I'm guessing it's the Deca from your description above.

Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Jon_Snow on January 21, 2016, 05:04:05 PM
Jon Snow, I'll be driving through the U-District on my way to the meetup, and probably within a block of your hotel. I can easily pick you and your DW on the way through.

If that helps, PM me with your hotel and we can figure out where to meet at 545-550ish. I'm guessing it's the Deca from your description above.

Mioposto it is. :)

Thanks for the ride offer GS...we are fine walking. The rain even appears to be letting up!

We plan to be there around 6-ish. Looking forward to imeeting everyone. The menu looks good too. :)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Exhale on January 21, 2016, 06:59:45 PM
hello everyone - still stuck at work. so sorry to miss this meetup dinner!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: celticmyst08 on January 21, 2016, 10:21:55 PM
It was so fun meeting you guys - Glenstache and Jon_Snow (and Lady Snow). Always great to put a face with a username.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: PowerMustache on January 21, 2016, 11:55:23 PM
Sorry to have missed it! As I feared I was stuck at the office during both meetups today. Oh well, I had a nice late ride home in the rain on the Burke Gilman, the exercise always cheers me up.

I know there may be other Seattle bikers on this post, so just in case -- there was a tree down on the Burke Gilman at about 125th, be careful if you're riding out there in the next 24 hours or so! I'm lucky I have a powerful headlight and was able to see it and brake in time.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Glenstache on January 22, 2016, 11:03:18 AM
It was so fun meeting you guys - Glenstache and Jon_Snow (and Lady Snow). Always great to put a face with a username.

+1. Very fun to meet everyone! Perhaps next time on kayaks or a trail somewhere!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Amesenator on January 22, 2016, 01:32:30 PM
So nice to slog through the rain around Green Lake with kindred spirits yesterday! Very fun.

Enjoy the rest of your Seattle sojourn, JS, and I look forward to the Seattle area meet-up on Feb 6!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: dilinger on January 22, 2016, 01:55:39 PM
Yes, thanks for yesterday's Green Lake walk and banana bread!

Alas, when I came out after picking my kid up from preschool, a squirrel had stolen the banana bread from my bike and was chowing down on it. Next time I need to remember to put food in my pannier. :)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: lhamo on January 22, 2016, 04:34:33 PM
I think my mom will get a kick out of the fact that a Green Lake squirrel stole her banana bread!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Nikita on January 30, 2016, 07:48:25 PM
I'm new to the forum and was excited to find out there will be a meetup on Feb 6-th. Looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: brandonbrews on February 01, 2016, 12:20:38 PM
I'm new to the forum and was excited to find out there will be a meetup on Feb 6-th. Looking forward to it.

Yeah me too.  This is my first MMM meetup after discovering the site a few months ago.  Anything in particular we should bring or is it just a social meeting of the minds and sharing of ideas? 
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: dilinger on February 01, 2016, 01:33:07 PM
I was expecting to go to the Feb 6th meetup, but I can't make it. Hopefully someone else can lead a bike ride if there's interest!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: lhamo on February 01, 2016, 01:34:40 PM
I'm new to the forum and was excited to find out there will be a meetup on Feb 6-th. Looking forward to it.

Yeah me too.  This is my first MMM meetup after discovering the site a few months ago.  Anything in particular we should bring or is it just a social meeting of the minds and sharing of ideas?

I haven't really had a close look at the cafe space yet -- not sure if the tables are obviously linked to the cafe, or if it is more public/general. If the former, it would probably be good form if most of us purchased a little something so we aren't taking away space from paying customers.  I'll have a closer look next time I go to the gym and report back.

So far the following people have expressed interest/intent to come -- looks like we will be about 15-20 people if everyone shows up.   We might need to split between several tables -- we could do some rotations so everybody gets a chance to mix and mingle a bit.

lhamo
brandonbrews
innatelynate (+SO)
SeattleStache
slugsworth
ceeteebee (+SO)
Amesenator
walkman3000
cheddarpie
Exhale
celticmyst08 (+SO)
Grid
nrenko

If anyone else plans to join, please let me know -- just for table-snagging purposes, so if you can't make it at the last minute don't fret.

I will have my package of green mustache post-its and we can spread them across tables as people arrive.

Also, if it turns out the place is totally packed and there isn't enough space for us (I have no idea how crowded it gets on a Saturday morning), let's plan to switch the meeting space to the downstairs area outside the library -- there are several tables there where we can congregate, or we could move into the bread place.  If we need to move I'll post an update in this thread to alert everybody.

Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Seattle Stash on February 01, 2016, 04:34:32 PM
I might be bicycling up to the meeting from West Seattle if anyone is interested in going with! I just moved and need to find my bicycle pump in the basement, then I'm good to go! Really looking forward to meeting some Mustachians in person!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: JoJo on February 02, 2016, 05:41:08 PM
I'm planning on attending on Saturday too.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Amesenator on February 02, 2016, 07:58:34 PM
Hi there,

I'm looking forward to attending on Saturday. Driving and biking are out for me as a result of recent surgery. If any drivers may be in the vicinity of or passing by the Green Lake area, and could give a lift, please PM me.

Cheers,

A
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Ragriz on February 04, 2016, 11:55:04 AM
My wife and I will be there on Saturday with our two kids. Looking forward to meeting some of you!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Sailor Sam on February 04, 2016, 06:36:43 PM
I'll be there. Yup, yup, yup.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Exhale on February 04, 2016, 08:55:15 PM
I'm looking forward to the meetup!

The last time I was there (about 6 months ago), the seating area has lots of tables all throughout a big area that's not directly affiliated with any particular eatery. Also, folks can choose from an array of variously-priced food and drinks, including from the bakery downstairs.

If I had a car, I'd give you a ride Amesenator. I hope you can make it.

Thanks for bringing the post-it notes lhamo!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Amesenator on February 04, 2016, 10:49:57 PM
Thanks, Exhale - one of the kind MMMers who's attending lives in my area and has offered to drive me up!

Looking forward to seeing everyone,

A
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: celticmyst08 on February 05, 2016, 10:00:23 AM
We'll be there! Looking forward to it!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: crazycatlady on February 05, 2016, 05:25:15 PM
DH and I are also planning to attend.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: ceeteebee on February 05, 2016, 10:27:26 PM
 We'll be there as well, looking forward to meeting everybody!

I feel a bit unmustachian and sissypants-ish by not riding the bikes now, after seeing caitlinroyale's comment about biking from WS...

I'll hopefully redeem myself with a test ride from Bellevue to the CD to map out my commute for next week, though. I've committed to riding to work at least 50% for this year, and just need to score a set of panniers to make sure my laptop makes the ride safe and dry. I'm hoping to find something at a decent price at the bike swap next weekend, or on craigslist, if not.

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Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: lhamo on February 06, 2016, 03:57:03 PM
YOU PEOPLE ARE SO AWESOME!!!!!  Great turnout, great conversation, just sorry I didn't do a better job of mixing and mingling and getting to know more of you.  So hard to be an introvert in a crowd sometimes..... 

Anyway, just wanted to say thanks to everybody for coming.  Maybe we can make this a regularish thing?  Amesenator mentioned that she learned a lot about some new investing options from one of her interlocutors, and suggested maybe we could do some kind of informal seminar-y thing for people to share their mustachian skills.  The KCLS library branch downstairs has a meeting room and I could look into booking that if anyone finds it an interesting idea (and wants to volunteer to present on a topic of interest).  We could also try something along the lines of the "conversation cafe" idea that Vicki Robin (of YMOYL fame) was doing for awhile -- I think she used to hold those in the space we were today when she still lived in the area.   I never participated, but I think the idea basically is that you just pick a theme for discussion and open it up for people to come along and share their ideas/experiences.  Something to think about trying if there is enough interest.  Let me know.

Also, as my posting practices probably show I am pretty much free most weekdays between 8:30-2:30ish and happy to meet up for walking, talking, and coffee.  Really enjoying getting to know likeminded people from here so feel free to PM me if you are interested in meeting up again.  Especially on sunny days!

   

Can you tell I had a double latte? 
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: FiveSigmas on February 06, 2016, 04:10:05 PM
Lhamo, thanks for putting together the meetup! It was a pleasure to meet you and so many fellow mustachians in person.

I'd be interested in the seminar/discussion idea (maybe once a month or so?)

BTW: As I was leaving, I noticed that there was a lady's cap (with an embroidered flower on the side) left on the table -- I dropped it off at the information desk. If you're missing yours, they are holding it safely for you.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Exhale on February 06, 2016, 04:58:22 PM
BTW: As I was leaving, I noticed that there was a lady's cap (with an embroidered flower on the side) left on the table -- I dropped it off at the information desk. If you're missing yours, they are holding it safely for you.

Thank you so much! (That was my hat which I missed when I was about half way home.)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: ceeteebee on February 06, 2016, 06:15:28 PM
Thanks everyone for an awesome time, and great conversation! As to structured discussions around a common topic, or repeats of the more casual get together, I can safely say HECK YEAH! We would love to get together again sometime.

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Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Nikita on February 06, 2016, 10:53:02 PM
Yes, it was great, thanks for organizing it and to everyone for coming!
Definitely +1 for a regular meetup. And once the weather is better (or at least more predictable) we could do a walk, a hike, a picnic etc.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: brandonbrews on February 07, 2016, 12:36:39 AM
Agreed - it was great meeting so many interesting people.  I'll talk to my wife and find a date to host a potluck sometime in March or April. 
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: cheddarpie on February 07, 2016, 11:22:33 AM
Yes, agreed! Great to meet so many of you and I'd love to do it again sometime (and meet the rest of you that I missed!).

I know I am not always great about checking the forums regularly, so maybe we can also get a regular ole email list going at some point, or use the Washington Mustachians Facebook group too ... ?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Exhale on February 07, 2016, 02:41:05 PM
Hey folks, I was going to start a mailing list, but got realistic about that being more than I can take on right now. I like the idea of a monthly gathering, including a possible focus on a particular topic.

A good (and free) meeting space might be the meeting room of the NE Branch Library. More info here: http://www.spl.org/locations/northeast-branch/net-meeting-and-study-rooms


Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: dilinger on February 07, 2016, 08:50:44 PM
Just a warning: the NE branch meeting room fills up quickly on weekends, so book in advance.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Nikita on February 08, 2016, 08:38:46 PM
... maybe we can also get a regular ole email list going at some point, or use the Washington Mustachians Facebook group too ... ?

What about meetup.com? Or is it too public? I think there's a way to create semi-private groups. If more than a few people think it's a good idea, I can start a group there and appoint a few 'admins' so that in case some of us can't manage it at some point, other will be able to pick it up.

WDYT?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: ceeteebee on February 08, 2016, 08:45:55 PM
A meetup.com group sounds perfect. I'd be happy to help share the admin duties, if you need volunteers.

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Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Glenstache on February 09, 2016, 12:01:11 AM
I'm not a big fan of meetup.com for organizing events. The meetup.com option costs the organizer money every month, which is inherently unmustachian when there are free ways to do it. Having been an admin for a group in both meetup and on facebook, the fb option is much easier and free. The only downside is that fb is less anonymous than meetup. For those wishing to remain some separation/anonymity, it is possible to turn on email notifications for this thread to know when things are happening.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: ceeteebee on February 09, 2016, 12:18:45 AM
Huh, good point. I didn't realize that meetup.com was strictly a pay service; for some reason I thought they had a freemium model.

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Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Mother Fussbudget on February 09, 2016, 11:21:10 AM
It was good to meet people.  I give a couple of presentations - the first "Sex & the Southern Fried Vegan" on "how we made PowerPoint", and how you can use it to create great presentations in minutes (i.e. 'be the office hero when you're asked to present at the meeting happening in 10 minutes').

The other is an introduction to Mustachianism based on using the ideas in 'SATSFV', and applying them to Pete's "From Zero To Hero" post.
I can cut both to 10 minutes each if there's interest...   

Bruce
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: rahby1us on February 10, 2016, 08:56:31 AM
Hey all! 

So i'm not from Seattle but I had a question since you guys are one of the most active threads of the meetups section of the forum and appeared to just have a wonderful get together recently (Congrats!)

Tonight i'm hosting a meetup in my home with 6-10 mustachians coming, all of whom i've never met. It occurred to my wife and I yesterday - "oh no, what if it's horribly awkward and the spread of people is 60 years in age and the only thing we have in common is reading a website!?!" With that fear in mine, i turn to you, veteran meet uppers to quell my fears and possibly offer suggestions of what to do tonight. We have snacks and drinks that we will provide. Should we just plan on mingling with no agenda? Should we have games ready? Should i have some questions prepped that i could ask of the group if it turns quiet and awkward?

Any help would be appreciated! Thank you

p.s. Sorry for hijacking the thread, i can delete this post in a couple days if you'd like!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Vilgan on February 10, 2016, 09:43:41 AM
Hey all! 

So i'm not from Seattle but I had a question since you guys are one of the most active threads of the meetups section of the forum and appeared to just have a wonderful get together recently (Congrats!)

Tonight i'm hosting a meetup in my home with 6-10 mustachians coming, all of whom i've never met. It occurred to my wife and I yesterday - "oh no, what if it's horribly awkward and the spread of people is 60 years in age and the only thing we have in common is reading a website!?!" With that fear in mine, i turn to you, veteran meet uppers to quell my fears and possibly offer suggestions of what to do tonight. We have snacks and drinks that we will provide. Should we just plan on mingling with no agenda? Should we have games ready? Should i have some questions prepped that i could ask of the group if it turns quiet and awkward?

Any help would be appreciated! Thank you

p.s. Sorry for hijacking the thread, i can delete this post in a couple days if you'd like!

Spread of 60 years isn't a huge deal, you have something in common to talk about. I play bridge as a hobby and thus regularly deal with people from 20 to 80. The age difference only matters if you are looking for something in common to discuss. As MMM readers, that's already somewhat assured.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Telecaster on February 10, 2016, 05:49:04 PM
Hey all! 

So i'm not from Seattle but I had a question since you guys are one of the most active threads of the meetups section of the forum and appeared to just have a wonderful get together recently (Congrats!)

Tonight i'm hosting a meetup in my home with 6-10 mustachians coming, all of whom i've never met. It occurred to my wife and I yesterday - "oh no, what if it's horribly awkward and the spread of people is 60 years in age and the only thing we have in common is reading a website!?!" With that fear in mine, i turn to you, veteran meet uppers to quell my fears and possibly offer suggestions of what to do tonight. We have snacks and drinks that we will provide. Should we just plan on mingling with no agenda? Should we have games ready? Should i have some questions prepped that i could ask of the group if it turns quiet and awkward?

Any help would be appreciated! Thank you

p.s. Sorry for hijacking the thread, i can delete this post in a couple days if you'd like!

Definitely report back and let us know how it went. 
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: dilinger on February 10, 2016, 06:31:58 PM

Tonight i'm hosting a meetup in my home with 6-10 mustachians coming, all of whom i've never met. It occurred to my wife and I yesterday - "oh no, what if it's horribly awkward and the spread of people is 60 years in age and the only thing we have in common is reading a website!?!" With that fear in mine, i turn to you, veteran meet uppers to quell my fears and possibly offer suggestions of what to do tonight. We have snacks and drinks that we will provide. Should we just plan on mingling with no agenda? Should we have games ready? Should i have some questions prepped that i could ask of the group if it turns quiet and awkward?


You can talk about money.  Everyone loves talking about money.  There are multiple (popular!) television channels devoted to discussing money.  And since the website in common has a lot of focus on money - you have a baseline to talk about. ;)

Hopefully you'll find more to talk about than just money, though.  People are so much more interesting than just money..
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Amesenator on February 10, 2016, 09:06:51 PM
@Mother Fussbudget, thanks for offering to present- sound like topics that could launch interesting discussions.

I will be following on FB (and this forum) for announcements about future get-togethers..

@rahby1us, hope your will have been a big success - let us know how it goes!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: rahby1us on February 12, 2016, 07:45:30 AM
Hey to everyone who read/helped me with suggestions for the other day, the meetup went great! We had 10 people of all ages, shapes and sizes and it was really fun. I had games at the ready but we never needed them. The conversation was easy (how did you come across mustache, where you live in the city, making fun of antimustachians, RV travel and composting toilets!!) Thanks so much!!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: billygoatc on February 14, 2016, 12:35:58 AM
ARGHH!! So sad I missed this!!

I'm new here and would definitely be down for any additional meetups that get set up. I live in the CD and can get anywhere. Looking forward to meeting my fellow mustachians. Many of my friends here in town are frustratingly anti-mustache!! It's killing me!!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: brandonbrews on February 17, 2016, 02:34:52 PM
Hi Everyone,

Hopefully we can keep the good conversations going from the last meetup.  My wife Deb and I wanted to get Saturday March 26th on the calendar to host a potluck at our place in the Greenlake/Tangletown area. 

Feel free to bring any food or beverages you'd like to share.  Bonus points for MMM-inspired recipes that are cheap, healthy, and delicious.  I'll have a couple beers and a cider on tap.  We do have a friendly dog, for anyone who needs to know for allergies.  PM me if you're interested and I'll send out our address and the particulars. 

Also, 3/26 is still a ways off so don't let this preclude other gatherings before then! 

Brandon
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: meatgrinder on February 17, 2016, 04:34:12 PM
I'm down for the meet-up on the 26th.  Live right next door in Wallingford and will bring some home brews.

Also, lived in Seattle for 7 years and never heard of the CD?  Central District?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: slugsworth on February 17, 2016, 05:01:52 PM
Yes, the CD = central district. . . .

I'll try to make it - did you want to post this on the FB page too?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: ceeteebee on February 17, 2016, 07:34:09 PM
@brandonbrews - A potluck sounds awesome, I will see if we're available that weekend, and let you know. I may not have any homebrews to share, but I could certainly offer up some good Irish whiskey for the occasion!

Disclaimer: DW and I just put in an offer on a new place, with a closing date in mid-late March, so we may have to cancel in favor of moving, but otherwise we're in! I'll PM you once we know for sure what our plans are.

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Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: lhamo on February 17, 2016, 10:51:41 PM
good luck with your offer, ceeteebee!

I can probably make it on the 26th, hopefully with at least part of my family in tow.  But if DH comes with me, you guys have to promise not to blow my cover/ask him too many pointed questions!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: lmvzz on February 18, 2016, 09:29:18 AM
The recent meetup in Lake Forest Park was my first MMM meetup and it was awesome, so I guess I should be on the forums now.  I was that late-twenties, aspiring accountant, just went car-less lady.  Hey!

-Lauren
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Sailor Sam on February 18, 2016, 01:10:17 PM
Hi Lauren, welcome. Cruise around the forum, start a journal, have some fun. It's a good place to be.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Exhale on February 18, 2016, 10:10:05 PM
Hi Everyone,

Hopefully we can keep the good conversations going from the last meetup.  My wife Deb and I wanted to get Saturday March 26th on the calendar to host a potluck at our place in the Greenlake/Tangletown area. 

Feel free to bring any food or beverages you'd like to share.  Bonus points for MMM-inspired recipes that are cheap, healthy, and delicious.  I'll have a couple beers and a cider on tap.  We do have a friendly dog, for anyone who needs to know for allergies.  PM me if you're interested and I'll send out our address and the particulars. 

Also, 3/26 is still a ways off so don't let this preclude other gatherings before then! 

Brandon

What a great idea! I should be able to make it and will bring a hearty frugal vegetarian dish of some sort. WIll PM you. Thank you for doing this.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Exhale on February 18, 2016, 10:13:09 PM
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Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Curious Cricket on February 18, 2016, 10:42:52 PM
I just gave Comcast the boot and switched to century link. Getting rid of Comcast was a great feeling
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: brandonbrews on February 19, 2016, 07:40:41 AM
@ceeteebee, maybe we need to make the potluck a moving party.  Regardless, good luck.

@ Lauren, welcome!

I'm looking forward to the potluck.  I'll send out details mid-March to those who are interested.  Too bad it's a ways off still. 

Regarding Comcast, I'd LOVE to find a decent alternative but haven't been able to as of yet.  The base plan they're offering right now is $40/month plus taxes, with a 12-month contract.  With no contract, I believe it's $50/month. 

@Curious Cricket, how much are you paying with Century Link, and do you have to bundle other services with internet or is it stand-alone? 
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: cheddarpie on February 19, 2016, 09:22:40 AM
@ceeteebee, congrats -- fingers crossed for you! Where would you be moving? I like the idea of a potluck moving party! :) [And as for the regular potluck, I am probably going to be out of town March 26 but will let you know if that changes and would love to join!]

@brandonbrews -- I have Wave Broadband. They are OK. A gazillion times better than Comcast on the customer service front, but still an internet company. :) We pay $71.35 for the 100+Power User+superfast package or whatever they call it (internet only, no cable or phone or anything). It is pretty good. We had a smaller/slower package for $40 for a while but our 5+ household couldn't really handle it and we often went over the data streaming allowance. I call every year and negotiate them down as best I can, it takes some perseverence but it works. Currently I think we have a $30 discount over what the rate would otherwise be.

Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: lhamo on February 19, 2016, 12:35:22 PM
Would folks be up for another meeting at the LFP location on either 3/12?  I just checked the schedule, and the meeting room at the King County Library branch is currently open on that day from 10:00-11:15.  It only seats 20 people.  But we could start off with a skills sharing session there (maybe the "changing the world with powerpoint" one from Motherfussbudget?) and then migrate upstairs for a more social group for those who have time/interest?

I know the NE Seattle Library was suggested as an alternative location as well, but the SPL room reservation system is much more cumbersome -- KCLS shows availability on line, and it seems you can reserve on line as well.  I can deal with that, at least for this session.  SPL requires you fill out a PDF form and submit it in person to the library.  And there doesn't seem to be any way to check on line to see if the room is available.  A bit too much bother for me.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Exhale on February 19, 2016, 09:42:29 PM
Thank you Curious Cricket, brandonbrews, and cheddarpie!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: ceeteebee on February 19, 2016, 09:56:37 PM
Thanks for the well wishes everyone, but apparently this one wasn't meant to be - unless you had cash in hand for $75k+ over the list price, that is (we didn't). This market is insane!

As for meeting on the 12th, my wife and I will be free, and would definitely be interested in learning some voodoo PowerPoint magic! Hopefully some good conversation afterwards again, as well, too. Though it was rather loud last time... anybody know of a good venue near that spot that's a bit quieter than the food court was?

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Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: dilinger on February 20, 2016, 03:24:08 AM
I just switched to centurylink (fiber) as well.  It's been much more reliable than comcast so far.

I'm paying $30/mo for 40/5 mbit.  It's normally $40/mo due to having to lease a modem, but the modem isn't actually necessary if you set things up properly on a your own modem (just need to configure a vlan and pppoe login).  There was also an installation fee of $80.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Curious Cricket on February 20, 2016, 12:32:44 PM
@brandonbrews. Currently paying $41 for internet only. No bundle. Based on what my friends have said, I can probably get it $10 lowered if I called and negotiated.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: hamsterman on February 21, 2016, 05:10:48 AM
I'm interested in the potluck in March! Let me know what's up.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: seattlecyclone on February 21, 2016, 01:51:29 PM
I may be able to attend the March 26th potluck, please keep me posted.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: brandonbrews on February 22, 2016, 08:34:44 PM
Hey Everyone,

Something came up and we need to be out of town on the 26th but we can do it the 19th instead.  It'll be at our house in Greenlake, most likely be a starting around noon.  If you haven't told me you're interested, or can't make it due to the date change, just let me know.  Sorry for the change in plans, but since it's still a month off hopefully everyone can still make it!

Brandon 
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Erich10 on February 28, 2016, 08:05:30 PM
Hi all,

Is there a thread for Tacoma-area mustachians? Or would this be the place to post to arrange a meetup event in the general Tacoma area?

Cheers!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: MerryMcQ on February 28, 2016, 10:18:07 PM
My husband and I are near Tacoma, and would be interested in a local meetup. We hate driving to Seattle, so haven't tried to make any of those meetups. :(
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: bigalsmith101 on March 02, 2016, 10:12:55 AM
Hello again everyone!

I'd love to make it to the next meet-up. I attended one several months ago and it was great. Would love to make it happen again!

I'll keep my eyes peeled for more info :)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: asch on March 02, 2016, 11:38:23 PM
Hi folks,

I feel lucky to have checked this thread just as some meetups were already about to happen. I live in the Central District and have been in Seattle for a few years; I came across MMM several months ago, and it really helped me get my personal goals straightened out. Looking forward to meeting more folks who I'm certain to have a few things in common with :)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: redbirdfan on March 06, 2016, 07:08:53 PM
I would love to attend any meetup.  I can use a good dose of mustachianism! 
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: cheddarpie on March 08, 2016, 03:26:23 PM
CD folks, how about a meetup one night for a beer at the Chuck's Hop Shop? Not exactly Mustachian, but beer.

Maybe next Monday or Tuesday (March 14 or 15)?

Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: zoltani on March 08, 2016, 03:36:01 PM
I'm also in Tacoma, looks like there are quite a few of us.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Glenstache on March 08, 2016, 04:11:14 PM
CD folks, how about a meetup one night for a beer at the Chuck's Hop Shop? Not exactly Mustachian, but beer.

Maybe next Monday or Tuesday (March 14 or 15)?

Mmmm... beer. I assume you mean the one across from Central Cinema as opposed to the Chucks up on 85th. I'm in for a pint after work provided I don't get sucked out of town for work.

I wouldn't mind hearing people's thoughts and experiences with the Seattle real estate market.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: cheddarpie on March 08, 2016, 04:34:36 PM
Mmmm... beer. I assume you mean the one across from Central Cinema as opposed to the Chucks up on 85th. I'm in for a pint after work provided I don't get sucked out of town for work.

I wouldn't mind hearing people's thoughts and experiences with the Seattle real estate market.

Yes, I meant Chuck's CD at Union & 20th, and great!

Seattle real estate! We'll be there all night. :) I bought in 2012 and happy to share my experience ... I thought it was bananas then, but I think it's five times more bananas now.

Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Cressida on March 08, 2016, 11:55:02 PM
Hm, that's walking distance. If I'm not unexpectedly kept at work, I might be there.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Fernweh8 on March 09, 2016, 01:41:35 PM
Chuck's sounds good to me (as does beer), I may join if you have room for one more mustache.

I would also be very interested to hear about the 5x bananas Seattle market.  I've been tossing around a few ideas to get around the equally bananas rent prices, and could use some Mustachian advice.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: ceeteebee on March 09, 2016, 04:33:13 PM
Bummer! A happy hour meetup would be awesome, but I have conflicts on both of those days next week.

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Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: lhamo on March 09, 2016, 04:35:52 PM
I may try to make it, if I can get over my angst about parking.  Or maybe I'll take the bus.  Then I can actually enjoy the beer.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Sailor Sam on March 09, 2016, 06:58:35 PM
Lhamo, I'm intending to go. Want to carpool? You could park here, where parking is easy, then I could drive down.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: cheddarpie on March 09, 2016, 08:13:47 PM
Great! Glad there is some interest!

Here's a plan:  Monday, March 14, 7:00pm, Chuck's Hop Shop at 20th & Union, http://www.chuckscd.com/

I'll try to bring something with a mustache on it to identify us. Probably a piece of paper with a drawing of a mustache. :{

Parking is not too bad in the CD -- at worst you might be a block or two away, but it shouldn't be too bad. The #2 bus also runs up Union from downtown, and the 48 along 23rd.


Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: SeattleStache on March 10, 2016, 10:08:33 AM
I'll try to make it too, I'm a big fan of Chuck's.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Nikita on March 10, 2016, 11:08:59 AM
Here's a plan:  Monday, March 14, 7:00pm, Chuck's Hop Shop at 20th & Union, http://www.chuckscd.com/

+1 for the CD meetup, thanks for organizing!

I'll try to be there, but there's a chance I'll get stuck at work.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: brandonbrews on March 10, 2016, 06:49:11 PM
@ cheddarpie, I don't think we'll be able to make this one, but I like the idea of more frequent and smaller opportunities to hang out with fellow Mustachians. 

@ Tacoma Mustachians, hi!  I'm from Tacoma as well and have other friends who would likely be interested.  Maybe someone should split off and start a Tacoma meetup thread. 

@ Anyone interested in the potluck on the 19th, we're looking forward to having everyone over!  It sounds like there will be 20 or so people.  Let's plan for noon to 3pm or so.  Roughly, we're close to 56th and Latona.  Just PM me if you haven't already for the address.  Here are the MMM forum names I compiled; just let me know if I've missed anyone who would like to come.  The more the merrier, up to about 30 people since we don't have a huge house. 

Nikita
meatgrinder
FiveSigmas
Exhale
slugsworth
ceeteebee
lhamo
hamsterman
walkman3000
seattlecyclone
bigalsmith101
asch
redbirdfan
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: cheddarpie on March 10, 2016, 10:11:24 PM
Thanks for hosting! I'll be out of town on the 19th -- sorry to miss this one but also excited for smaller and more frequent get-togethers!  :)

Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: cheddarpie on March 14, 2016, 10:53:40 AM
Looking forward to seeing some of you tonight at Chuck's!

I've got yeses/maybes from:
cheddarpie
Nikita
SeattleStache
lhamo
Fernweh8
Cressida
Glenstache
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: lhamo on March 14, 2016, 12:02:38 PM
I'm unfortunately not going to be able to make it after all -- the power outage yesterday seriously messed with DS's schedule for finals work, so I need to be here for him.  Hope you all have fun and see some of you at the potluck on Saturday!

PS: Sailor Sam, belated thanks for the offer of a ride.  I wasn't sure how DS would be doing so didn't want to commit and then flake on you.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: SeattleStache on March 14, 2016, 06:32:30 PM
I'm planning on going tonight and should be there by around 7:15. See you soon!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Fernweh8 on March 15, 2016, 02:38:20 PM
Hey all, it was really excellent meeting the gang last night.  I always suspected that Mustachians were the greatest people alive, but now I have proof!  I'm looking forward to seeing more of you in the future.

As a follow up to a discussion last night, the question was raised - "How do I know when I have enough to retire?"  While I can't answer this for you since everyone has different spending, safety goals, lifestyles etc, I can show you my personal method.  Enter Microsoft Excel...

https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=4184DDAE35E6CA49!9250&authkey=!AEZhUOEjcTQneFQ&ithint=file%2cxlsx

This is a link to the spreadsheet that I created to keep an eye on my finances.  Feel free to play around with it, you can adjust your own income, spending, safety margins, tax rates, etc (I tried to make it pretty comprehensive), and it's a fun way to play around with the variables and determine exactly how well you're actually doing.

Please download a copy before messing with the spreadsheet, so that the original remains intact.

So as to the question "When do I have enough?"  The answer is "when the little cells turn green."
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: SeattleStache on March 15, 2016, 04:53:14 PM
It was great to meet you all last night! Would love to make the Chuck's meeting a regular thing.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Cressida on March 15, 2016, 09:53:17 PM
It was fun! Thanks cheddarpie for organizing.

ETA: Fernweh8, that's a cool spreadsheet. I will definitely take a look at it.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: brandonbrews on March 18, 2016, 06:22:15 PM
For anyone who's coming over to the potluck tomorrow, we're still looking forward to it.  We've had a few folks who can't make it so we'll probably be closer to 15 people so you know for food planning purposes.  If anyone else wants to join us, just PM me.  See you all tomorrow around noon.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: FiveSigmas on March 18, 2016, 10:38:54 PM
Looking forward to it! See y'all tomorrow.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Tami1982 on March 19, 2016, 12:07:16 AM
Also Tacoma!  Would love to do something down south:)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: ceeteebee on March 20, 2016, 12:30:08 AM
@brandonbrews, thanks for hosting today, we had a great time! It was such a pleasure to meet everyone, and we were really bummed that we couldn't stay longer. Looking forward to the next one!



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Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: lhamo on March 20, 2016, 09:23:08 AM
@brandonbrews, thanks for hosting today, we had a great time! It was such a pleasure to meet everyone, and we were really bummed that we couldn't stay longer. Looking forward to the next one!



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+1 -- you guys, the company, the dog, the food, the cider, and all the great conversation were all awesome! 

Good luck to everybody with upcoming property adventures.  Hope to be embarking on one of my own soon....
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: FiveSigmas on March 20, 2016, 10:34:48 AM
@brandonbrews, thanks for hosting today, we had a great time! It was such a pleasure to meet everyone, and we were really bummed that we couldn't stay longer. Looking forward to the next one!

+1 -- you guys, the company, the dog, the food, the cider, and all the great conversation were all awesome! 

Good luck to everybody with upcoming property adventures.  Hope to be embarking on one of my own soon....

+1 It was so nice to meet (and in some cases re-meet) you all. Thanks Mr & Mrs BB for sharing your beautiful home with us!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: zoltani on March 21, 2016, 09:50:39 AM
I started a thread for those of us in Tacoma and points south:

http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/meetups-and-social-events/tacoma-south-sound-meetup/
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: brandonbrews on March 22, 2016, 12:44:50 PM
It was really great spending time with everyone.  You all expanded our worlds in some new and definitely unexpected ways.  We're looking forward to meeting all the imaginary kids, camping at the family dairy farm, and eating a whole lot of rabbits. 
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: @janice on March 23, 2016, 02:32:59 AM
Damn. Just missed the 20th as I arrived Stateside the same day.

Anyone interested in an informal park meet up, either this weekend or next?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: asch on March 23, 2016, 10:58:07 PM
Seconding (or fifth-ing) the +1 to the potluck. It was such a joy to meet some mustachians, I am looking forward to many more! And yes, I'll reach out to my folks about a farm visit :)

@janice As we get into summer I'd love to do some park picnics, I can't this weekend, but maybe next weekend (weather pending). Did you have a particular location in mind?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: brandonbrews on March 24, 2016, 12:27:22 PM
@janice, this weekend isn't good for us but an outdoor meet up sounds good. 

@IllusionNW, hey neighbor!  We're always happy to meet more people in the neighborhood.  Good luck with the baby, and if nothing works out soon, maybe we can have you guys over sometime.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: @janice on March 24, 2016, 03:28:56 PM
asch: Arboretum? The cherry blossoms should make for a sweet context to discuss all things MMM (and perhaps toss a disc).

brandonbrews: Excellent. Would love to squeeze something in while Stateside.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: hamsterman on March 25, 2016, 05:50:26 PM
I'm also interested in picnics, what do you guys think about Discovery Park or the UW Botanic Gardens? (that's where the Arboretum is, right?)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: SeattleStache on March 28, 2016, 01:24:26 PM
I'd be into a meet-up at the Arboretum, especially now that it's pretty easy to access via light rail/biking from Husky Stadium.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: @janice on March 29, 2016, 03:53:01 PM
Anyone in for a potluck picnic this weekend?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: hamsterman on March 29, 2016, 11:44:22 PM
I'm interested. I'm planning to go to the 520 bridge opening (http://520golong.com/) on Saturday, but I should be able to meet up at around 4 or 5. I'm free on Sunday.

Unfortunately I'm a little too busy to cook something for a potluck, so I'll just bring my own sandwich, drink, and chips or something and be self-sufficient.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: asch on March 30, 2016, 11:16:22 PM
I'm in for a potluck! Or for people to bring their own food and socialize.  Are you all familiar with Doodle? I made a day/time poll for finding a common free time for us: http://doodle.com/poll/yf7xgkxr3ugnccvc.  Check it out; maybe it's overkill, I've just found it useful in the past.

The Arboretum is a big place that I haven't explored much, anybody have a favorite easy to find location for meeting at?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: hamsterman on March 31, 2016, 01:02:55 AM
Thanks for the poll! I've added my times, name's Adam btw
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: @janice on March 31, 2016, 02:49:43 AM
@asch: Definitely not overkill! I've added my times as well! And as for a meet up spot, how about the Lookout Gazebo? Here's a map: http://depts.washington.edu/uwbg/docs/ArboretumMap.jpg

@hamsterman: (Laughing!) I think BYOS is just fine. Definitely less hassle.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: cheddarpie on April 01, 2016, 02:51:10 PM
Shucks, I'm out of town this weekend, but I hope to make the next one!

Doodle polls are great for planning!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: leontager on April 01, 2016, 05:55:16 PM
This is great! I'm really looking forward to meeting you guys.

Too bad I missed the meeting at Chuck's. I live just a block away.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: asch on April 01, 2016, 09:03:49 PM
Awesome! It looks like Saturday 2pm - 5pm is the winner, I'll probably be there early to make sure I can find the place though. I'll post to the FB group as well.

As @janice suggested let's plan to meet at the Lookout Gazebo (http://depts.washington.edu/uwbg/docs/ArboretumMap.jpg).

Looking forward to seeing everybody! Also, probably a good idea to bring a snack and a water bottle. I'm planning to bring some home made hummus to share.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: hownowbrowncow on April 01, 2016, 09:10:40 PM
Commenting to following...  I'm a maybe for tomorrow but hope to join in the near future.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Glenstache on April 02, 2016, 10:26:58 AM
Remember that the 520 celebration is happening today also, and may impact traffic and parking in the surrounding areas including the arboretum. http://www.520golong.com/
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: asch on April 02, 2016, 03:07:51 PM
Now I just have to find the gazebo. This place is a maze :) eventually I will be there on a bright orange bicycle
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Glenstache on April 03, 2016, 09:19:07 PM
Anyone up for a Chucks Hop Shop meetup again this week on Wednesday or Thursday?

Proposed topic for discussion: Into the great beyond- investing after meeting tax sheltered IRA limits.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: lhamo on April 04, 2016, 07:35:33 AM
Ooh -- I can probably come to this one!  I got my free one week Orca card that I have to use -- it expires on Friday.  Is Chuck's anywhere near the Capitol Hill light rail station?  I can google it, of course, but too lazy at the moment....
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: hamsterman on April 04, 2016, 12:42:39 PM
I can probably make this one, but weekdays are kind of iffy for me due to work.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: SeattleStache on April 04, 2016, 01:32:01 PM
I unfortunately can't make Wednesday or Thursday but hope to join next time. Was fun meeting some of you at the last Chuck's gathering!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Sailor Sam on April 04, 2016, 01:40:10 PM
I can make that!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Glenstache on April 05, 2016, 10:35:08 AM
Anyone up for a Chucks Hop Shop meetup again this week on Wednesday or Thursday?

Proposed topic for discussion: Into the great beyond- investing after meeting tax sheltered IRA limits.

Anyone have a strong preference for day of week? I suggest Wednesday at 6pm at Chucks in the CD unless Thursday works better for someone else.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Sailor Sam on April 05, 2016, 12:44:58 PM
I'm in for 1800 on Wednesday.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: celticmyst08 on April 05, 2016, 01:59:03 PM
Would be fun but I don't think we can make it. Too much going on.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Cressida on April 05, 2016, 10:02:44 PM
Ooh -- I can probably come to this one!  I got my free one week Orca card that I have to use -- it expires on Friday.  Is Chuck's anywhere near the Capitol Hill light rail station?  I can google it, of course, but too lazy at the moment....

You probably looked this up already, but the answer is, not really. It's a manageable walk (little less than a mile, maybe?) but there would be some serious uphill on the way back. All things considered, I would think you could swing it, what with all your treadmilling, but that's just my first thought.

I might be able to make this, depending on work. At least this time I will recognize Glenstache so I will identify the mustachians straight away.  :) Maybe someone will know something about tax loss harvesting.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: lhamo on April 05, 2016, 10:11:14 PM
Ooh -- I can probably come to this one!  I got my free one week Orca card that I have to use -- it expires on Friday.  Is Chuck's anywhere near the Capitol Hill light rail station?  I can google it, of course, but too lazy at the moment....

You probably looked this up already, but the answer is, not really. It's a manageable walk (little less than a mile, maybe?) but there would be some serious uphill on the way back. All things considered, I would think you could swing it, what with all your treadmilling, but that's just my first thought.

I might be able to make this, depending on work. At least this time I will recognize Glenstache so I will identify the mustachians straight away.  :) Maybe someone will know something about tax loss harvesting.

Yeah -- I figured it out. I'll just take the 48 down from the U-District -- it stops a couple of blocks away.

Looking forward to it!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: hamsterman on April 06, 2016, 11:57:04 AM
When are we meeting? 6 PM?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Glenstache on April 06, 2016, 12:11:32 PM
When are we meeting? 6 PM?

Yes. 6pm at Chuck's Hop Shop in the Central District.

I'll try and remember to bring a mustache themed something-or-other printed on a paper.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Curious Cricket on April 06, 2016, 02:43:20 PM
May also drop by if I can get off of work on time.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: hamsterman on April 06, 2016, 08:25:38 PM
Sorry, stuff came up at work and couldn't make it.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Cressida on April 06, 2016, 09:43:56 PM
Boo, I was also kept at work. Hope y'all had fun.  :)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Amesenator on April 07, 2016, 05:08:50 PM
Very sorry to have had to miss this. Hope the scheduling stars will align next time!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: ceeteebee on April 07, 2016, 05:15:25 PM
Same here. I was bummed to miss the arboretum and Chuck's, but maybe we'll be able to catch the next one. We'll be focused on moving and settling in to the new place for the next couple of weeks, but hopefully things will calm down a bit after that.

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Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: lhamo on April 07, 2016, 06:17:30 PM
Sorry you guys couldn't make it -- we were a small group, just Glenstache, me and Curious Cricket.  Great conversation and excellent liquid refreshment, though! Look forward to the next one.  We might try the north end Chuck's for a change of pace.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Curious Cricket on April 07, 2016, 10:21:56 PM
Sorry you guys couldn't make it -- we were a small group, just Glenstache, me and Curious Cricket.  Great conversation and excellent liquid refreshment, though! Look forward to the next one.  We might try the north end Chuck's for a change of pace.

Definitely nice meeting you and Glen.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: seattlecyclone on April 08, 2016, 02:18:06 PM
Sorry you guys couldn't make it -- we were a small group, just Glenstache, me and Curious Cricket.  Great conversation and excellent liquid refreshment, though! Look forward to the next one.  We might try the north end Chuck's for a change of pace.

I'd be much more likely to join at the north Chuck's...just a short walk from my place.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: lhamo on April 16, 2016, 05:48:43 PM
Anyone up for a meetup next Saturday, 4/23 sometime between 10-2?  I have to take my son to a service learning project in Discovery Park at that time, and was thinking if the weather is nice it would be fun to explore the park with some fellow Mustachians.  If it is raining, we could move to a nearby coffee shop or other suitable venue. 

I'll be doing similar dropoffs of DS in Everett (Union Slough area) on 4/30 and West Seattle (Camp Long area) on 5/7, and would be interested in a similar arrangement if it works for people.  I just did a massive loop around West Seattle this morning -- it was fun, but it would have been even better with company!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: FiveSigmas on April 16, 2016, 07:46:08 PM
Hey Lhamo. I'm busy in the afternoon, but I'd be up for a meetup in the morning-ish -- especially if the weather cooperates, as the views are pretty amazing.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: lhamo on April 16, 2016, 07:54:57 PM
Hey Lhamo. I'm busy in the afternoon, but I'd be up for a meetup in the morning-ish -- especially if the weather cooperates, as the views are pretty amazing.

Great!  Would 10:00amish work?  I'm supposed to drop DS off in the South parking lot a bit before that.   I'll try to remember to bring my green mustache stickers and throw one on the back of my car as an identifier in case anyone else who hasn't met us yet wants to join.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: FiveSigmas on April 16, 2016, 11:16:02 PM
10 a.m. sounds good to me. I've put it on my calendar!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: PatHelo on April 18, 2016, 05:21:34 PM
Hi All,
I'm new to the forum but wanted to say hello.
I live in Magnolia. Happy to meet up
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Hike on April 18, 2016, 09:34:37 PM
I live in Magnolia and will be there Saturday too. Just joined the forums when I saw this.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: lhamo on April 18, 2016, 09:45:01 PM
Great!  Look for the grey Ford C-Max with the green mustache post-it on the back window -- I'll be standing next to it....
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: brandonbrews on April 19, 2016, 12:25:36 PM
I can't make it Saturday (basement demolition) but hopefully we'll be able to meet up again soon.  We've really enjoyed meeting everyone we have so far. 
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: lhamo on April 23, 2016, 11:18:00 AM
We are near the front of the parking lot by the map and the honey bucket
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: FiveSigmas on April 23, 2016, 01:37:07 PM
Ack. I'm sorry to have missed you all. I arrived late (10:30) and couldn't see anyone other than the group doing grounds-keeping, so I assumed folks had gone off on a trail walk :-/.

I hope to have better luck next time.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: lhamo on April 23, 2016, 07:52:30 PM
Ack. I'm sorry to have missed you all. I arrived late (10:30) and couldn't see anyone other than the group doing grounds-keeping, so I assumed folks had gone off on a trail walk :-/.

I hope to have better luck next time.

Sorry we missed you!  We must have headed out walking just before you got there. 

FYI, I'm headed to China for a couple of weeks so I won't around for weekend walks or other meetups.   Hope to resume them once I am back, though -- especially if the weather stays like it was this morning!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: FiveSigmas on April 23, 2016, 08:24:19 PM
Sorry we missed you!  We must have headed out walking just before you got there. 

FYI, I'm headed to China for a couple of weeks so I won't around for weekend walks or other meetups.   Hope to resume them once I am back, though -- especially if the weather stays like it was this morning!

Serves me right for being late. :-) Anyway, have a wonderful (and productive) trip back in China.

Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: jcrites2 on May 02, 2016, 09:20:09 PM
If you guys meet up anytime soon, I am in.  I live in queen anne.  I could also offer our rooftop at our apartment building for a get together.  Best views in town.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Glenstache on May 12, 2016, 10:24:26 AM
Last year the pre-Camp Mustache meetup at Gasworks park was a great time. Over on the facebook page, it was mentioned that Camp Mustache is just around the corner.

I suggest a meetup at Gasworks Park at 6pm on Thursday May 26.

Gather on the Amphitheater Lawn, same place as last year.
http://www.seattle.gov/parks/_images/maps/picnics/gasworks.pdf

I may be out of town that day for work, but wanted to get the ball rolling a bit ahead of time. Any input, suggestions, whatever welcome and encouraged.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: seattlecyclone on May 12, 2016, 02:15:16 PM
Gas Works last year turned out great! I put it on my calendar for this year but I may be traveling.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: Hike on May 24, 2016, 09:48:07 PM
Has anyone heard if there will be a pre-Camp Mustache meetup again this year, for those of us who couldn't get tickets before they sold out?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: ceeteebee on May 25, 2016, 01:12:41 PM
Looks like the meetup at Gasworks is on for tomorrow @ 6: https://twitter.com/mrmoneymustache/status/735448975717715972

Not sure about DW yet, but I should be able to come out for a bit, at least

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Title: Re: Seattle area meet up idea
Post by: ceeteebee on May 25, 2016, 02:14:13 PM
Anybody up for doing a potluck/picnic, as well? Need to figure out what we're doing for dinner tomorrow :-)

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Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: kudy on May 25, 2016, 09:11:19 PM
My girlfriend and I, along with 2 carpool buddies will be out and about around noon on Friday, looking for something to do before heading up to the retreat - is anyone interested in getting together Friday afternoon anywhere?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: seattlecyclone on May 25, 2016, 09:47:13 PM
Anybody up for doing a potluck/picnic, as well? Need to figure out what we're doing for dinner tomorrow :-)

Bring some food to Gas Works! I don't think anyone left hungry (or thirsty!) last year.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: bigalsmith101 on May 25, 2016, 09:56:22 PM
Damn, I'd totally show up, except I'm swinging a side gig tomorrow to the tune of $175.00

Have fun everyone!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: lhamo on May 25, 2016, 10:45:30 PM
I'm also going to have to miss the Gasworks gathering -- the last parent meeting for DS's program is tomorrow night, and I missed the last one so I really need to catch up with folks there before we wrap the year up.  Looking forward to Camp Mustache this weekend, though!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: D-day on May 25, 2016, 11:15:12 PM
My girlfriend and I, along with 2 carpool buddies will be out and about around noon on Friday, looking for something to do before heading up to the retreat - is anyone interested in getting together Friday afternoon anywhere?

Kudy - I'll just throw this out there.....I am running a carpool (Adam V on the carpool page) to CM on Friday from my house. Basically just having folks come from the airport and meeting here (3224 S Ferdinand St, 98118) and then we are taking off around 3 for camp. You and your carpool buddies are more than welcome to swing by and hang out (we have beer in the fridge) and if all else fails Columbia City (the hood we live in currently) has great bars and restaurants a block and a half down the street from our house. And fair warning, we have two kids and a dog......the dog's nice....the kids....depends on their mood! :)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Mother Fussbudget on May 26, 2016, 10:49:46 AM
My girlfriend and I, along with 2 carpool buddies will be out and about around noon on Friday, looking for something to do before heading up to the retreat - is anyone interested in getting together Friday afternoon anywhere?

Folklife 2016 starts Friday - go to the Seattle Center (look for the Space Needle), and wander around.  Admission:  Free
Lots of music, fair-food-booths, and people watching.  For more info... http://www.nwfolklife.org/festival2016/ (http://www.nwfolklife.org/festival2016/)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Mother Fussbudget on May 26, 2016, 10:57:18 AM
I'll bring Kirkland light beer ($0.48/can) and my portable Weber Q, and some ears of corn for roasting.  The more corn the merrier.

[Did anyone NOT see the Gasworks get together notice on the FaceBook 'Washington Mustachians' group?]
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: kudy on May 26, 2016, 11:17:11 AM
Kudy - I'll just throw this out there.....I am running a carpool (Adam V on the carpool page) to CM on Friday from my house. Basically just having folks come from the airport and meeting here (3224 S Ferdinand St, 98118) and then we are taking off around 3 for camp. You and your carpool buddies are more than welcome to swing by and hang out (we have beer in the fridge) and if all else fails Columbia City (the hood we live in currently) has great bars and restaurants a block and a half down the street from our house. And fair warning, we have two kids and a dog......the dog's nice....the kids....depends on their mood! :)

Thank you! That's just my style ;) I'll run it by the others in my carpool, but I think it's likely we'll want to swing by. I'll PM you my phone number.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: chris5977 on May 26, 2016, 03:24:45 PM
I'll be there! Pro tip: Fremont Brewing (IMO the best beer in the world) is just down the street and they sell growlers and cans.

It's a big park. Where will you guys be?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Hike on June 21, 2016, 08:11:29 PM
It's been a month since MMM and the Mad Fientist joined us at the meetup, where I promised to try to organize another one to keep the community rolling. So to continue the fun, how about we go back to the place where the magic happened, Gasworks Park.

How is Saturday, July 9 for everyone?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: leontager on June 22, 2016, 12:09:10 AM
sounds great! I can make it.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: ceeteebee on June 22, 2016, 09:19:12 AM
That sounds great, we'll be there!

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Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: redbirdfan on June 22, 2016, 11:22:33 AM
I'm in!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: lhamo on June 22, 2016, 11:27:31 AM
That is the day before I leave for China, but should be able to make it.

If anyone is interested in meeting up for a beer at Chuck's Hop Shop on 85th between now and then, let's pick a date.  Pretty much any day other than June 30th or July 5th work for me.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: seattlecyclone on June 22, 2016, 06:49:08 PM
If anyone is interested in meeting up for a beer at Chuck's Hop Shop on 85th between now and then, let's pick a date.  Pretty much any day other than June 30th or July 5th work for me.

Yes, I'd be interested. I can't commit to a particular date in advance due to having a baby at home, but set a date and I might be able to show up!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: asch on June 24, 2016, 08:19:37 PM
I'm in for July 9th! I couldn't make the meetup last month, so this is great - appreciate the organizing @Hike. What time?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: thoranx on June 26, 2016, 08:24:46 PM
Hello fellow Seattle Mustachians. Wife and I are moving to the Wallingford Neighborhood in Seattle with our 7 month old next week. I see you have a meetup pending for July 9, would be interested in joining. Anybody else with kids in Seattle?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: brandonbrews on June 27, 2016, 12:56:47 PM
Cool.  @nickybecky1, What time are you planning on for the 29th?  My wife's mom is coming to town but we'll make it if we can.  Otherwise we'll be planning on the Gasworks meetup on the 9th. 
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Hike on June 28, 2016, 06:52:07 PM
How about 5p on July 9? That way, people can enjoy the day on their bikes or their feet and then meet after.

I'm trying to persuade my wife and 11-month-old son to come.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: thoranx on June 28, 2016, 08:42:33 PM
Hi @Hike let me know if your wife and kid decide to come. Would love to bring mine as well.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: FiveSigmas on July 03, 2016, 11:16:57 AM
Hey, sounds great! I've added the 9th @ 5 to my calendar.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: leontager on July 03, 2016, 11:33:55 PM
July 9th works for me. I'll just watch UFC 200 later :-)

I know there was a meetup at Chucks hop shop in CD once before. Is anyone interested in meeting there again?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: jcrites2 on July 04, 2016, 09:54:54 AM
Looking forward to it.  Where will everyone be meeting on the 9th?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Hike on July 04, 2016, 08:53:58 PM
Let's meet at Gasworks Park on July 9 at 5p the same spot where we had the last meetup when MMM and Mad Fientist were here: http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/gasworks.jpg
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: leontager on July 04, 2016, 11:32:56 PM
sounds great! see you there.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: FiveSigmas on July 09, 2016, 04:32:32 PM
Looks like the Gasworks meetup should perfectly align with the... ahem... "tail end" of the World Naked Bike Ride, taking place from 1-5:

http://www.freebikeparty.com/calendar/world-naked-bike-ride-2016/

Good times.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Hike on July 09, 2016, 05:57:26 PM
Ha! Just got here and there are no naked bike riders. I'm the fully clothed guy with a green bike.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: FiveSigmas on July 09, 2016, 08:21:54 PM
Oh, they were there (in a-bun-dance?), just next to the grassy hill.

Hike, sorry I missed you. I biked around a bit, trying to locate some familiar faces, but had no luck. I hope other folks managed to find each other!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: pirate_wench on July 09, 2016, 09:34:18 PM
How do I always miss this thread until it's too late?  Argh! Hope you all had fun.  Catch you another time.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Hike on July 12, 2016, 08:27:03 PM
We had a good group of 10, including two little MMMs! Thanks everyone for coming out. And FiveSigmas, sorry we missed you. I hope the naked bikers weren't too emotionally scarring.

I'm up for making this meetup more regular. I can't meet again until mid August.

How was the Chuck's Hop Shop gathering?

Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Glenstache on August 29, 2016, 03:33:00 PM
Sure is quiet around these parts... Post Labor Day Chucks appealing? Share tales of our Mustachian summer exploits?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: leontager on August 29, 2016, 03:39:37 PM
sounds fantastic to me. I'll definitely join. What date were you thinking?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: JoJo on August 29, 2016, 03:45:32 PM
I'd love to come too but I'm out of town until Sept 11.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Jon_Snow on August 29, 2016, 08:21:34 PM
Hmm...I wonder if it might be time for another hop over the border and jaunt down the I-5?

Watching to see what may develop. :)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: lhamo on August 29, 2016, 08:33:00 PM
Hmm...I wonder if it might be time for another hop over the border and jaunt down the I-5?

Watching to see what may develop. :)

Yes, please!

Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Glenstache on August 29, 2016, 10:01:36 PM
Where: Chuck's Hop Shop in the Central District    http://www.chuckscd.com/
When: Wednesday, September 7 at 6pm +/-

Celebrity MMM guests: encouraged (that means you Jon Snow)
Regular attendees: encouraged (you all know who you are)
New attendees: encouraged (we'll soon know who you are)

MMM-type topics: TBD, but will probably include discussion of mustachian pursuits, summer exploits, and all things FIRE.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Stasher on August 29, 2016, 11:44:31 PM
Dang....just found this and that date doesn't work for me. Have fun everyone
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Amesenator on August 30, 2016, 06:26:08 PM
Hoping to catch up with folks on the 7th!

Thanks GS for initiating,
A
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Amesenator on August 30, 2016, 06:27:18 PM
PS: JS - come down!  Weather likely not to involve torrential sheets of cold rain.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: JoJo on August 30, 2016, 07:01:40 PM
Will have to miss this one - I'll be on Vancouver Island!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Jon_Snow on August 30, 2016, 09:12:53 PM
Ack! Too early in the month for me - there will probably a post in my Journal explaining what I already have planned for a few days around Sept 7th. I would have really liked to have seen Seattle crew again. :(

Yes, please!

It would have been nice to see you too Lhamo!

Where: Chuck's Hop Shop in the Central District    http://www.chuckscd.com/
When: Wednesday, September 7 at 6pm +/-

Celebrity MMM guests: encouraged (that means you Jon Snow)

That first bit...the place sounds AWESOME (damn caps-fetish). I will get there one day. After reading the beer list...I need to get there. :)

That second part...that's  just crazy talk. And makes me uncomfortable. ;)

PS: JS - come down!  Weather likely not to involve torrential sheets of cold rain.

I want too! The rain reference no doubt refers to what I have come to call the Seattle MMMMM event of 2015....Mr. Money Mustache Meetup Monsoon. You know what...I think the deluge made it all the more memorable.

Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Glenstache on August 31, 2016, 04:48:16 PM
Never fear JoJo and Jon Snow (alliterates nicely!), there will be more meetups!

At one of the previous meetups, the idea was floated of doing a mini-camp mustache with PNW mustachians, and likely not costing four or five hundred a head. This idea has some merit. Not surprisingly, there is a strong outdoor streak, so it could revolve around camping somewhere nice with conversation around the fire.

Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: JoJo on August 31, 2016, 05:09:15 PM
Never fear JoJo and Jon Snow (alliterates nicely!), there will be more meetups!

At one of the previous meetups, the idea was floated of doing a mini-camp mustache with PNW mustachians, and likely not costing four or five hundred a head. This idea has some merit. Not surprisingly, there is a strong outdoor streak, so it could revolve around camping somewhere nice with conversation around the fire.

This sounds fun! 
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: cheddarpie on September 06, 2016, 08:58:54 PM
At one of the previous meetups, the idea was floated of doing a mini-camp mustache with PNW mustachians, and likely not costing four or five hundred a head. This idea has some merit. Not surprisingly, there is a strong outdoor streak, so it could revolve around camping somewhere nice with conversation around the fire.

Love this idea!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: GreenShirt on September 06, 2016, 11:41:03 PM
Hi all! I'm a new addition to the MMM forum (though I've done my share of lurking) but I figured this is a good a time as any to introduce myself and get to know some people in person - count me in, if I can manage to find the place! If you see somebody that looks like he's underage and out of place, that's probably me. And pointers on how to spot you guys?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Glenstache on September 07, 2016, 12:31:01 AM
Hi all! I'm a new addition to the MMM forum (though I've done my share of lurking) but I figured this is a good a time as any to introduce myself and get to know some people in person - count me in, if I can manage to find the place! If you see somebody that looks like he's underage and out of place, that's probably me. And pointers on how to spot you guys?
Welcome! I'll try and bring a couple of 8.5x11 sheets of paper with mustaches printed on them to put on the table.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: PowerMustache on September 07, 2016, 12:58:59 AM
I'll have to miss this one too, though I am interested in coming to one of these meetups eventually. Thanks for organizing Glenstache!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: lhamo on September 07, 2016, 03:16:08 PM
First day of school for DD and the bank is supposed to call me back tonight about our mortgage payoff, so I'll have to miss tonight, too.  Hope you all have fun!

Let's have another one fairly soon -- maybe at the Greenwood Chucks for us northenders?  Week of Sept 19th would be good for me (DD on a school trip that week, so parental responsibilities reduced)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: seattlecyclone on September 08, 2016, 12:04:18 AM
First day of school for DD and the bank is supposed to call me back tonight about our mortgage payoff, so I'll have to miss tonight, too.  Hope you all have fun!

Let's have another one fairly soon -- maybe at the Greenwood Chucks for us northenders?  Week of Sept 19th would be good for me (DD on a school trip that week, so parental responsibilities reduced)

That location and week sound like a fine idea to me!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Glenstache on September 08, 2016, 10:29:19 AM
Let's have another one fairly soon -- maybe at the Greenwood Chucks for us northenders?  Week of Sept 19th would be good for me (DD on a school trip that week, so parental responsibilities reduced)

Sounds good. Pick a date and time. :)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Glenstache on September 08, 2016, 10:31:42 AM
At one of the previous meetups, the idea was floated of doing a mini-camp mustache with PNW mustachians, and likely not costing four or five hundred a head. This idea has some merit. Not surprisingly, there is a strong outdoor streak, so it could revolve around camping somewhere nice with conversation around the fire.

This idea was discussed towards the end of the evening last night. How many would be interested in this and, if interested, where would people fall on the primitive camping to rooms with heat and electricity scale?

Timing? If camping oriented, probably mid October or wait until the spring.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Jon_Snow on September 08, 2016, 11:02:31 AM
Let's have another one fairly soon -- maybe at the Greenwood Chucks for us northenders?  Week of Sept 19th would be good for me (DD on a school trip that week, so parental responsibilities reduced)

Sounds good. Pick a date and time. :)

I'm attending a charity event on the 18th...but should be available for the week of the 19th. A location with a hotel within walking distance would be peachy as I'll probably do an overnighter if I do drive down for one of these. :)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: seattlecyclone on September 08, 2016, 11:21:30 AM
Let's have another one fairly soon -- maybe at the Greenwood Chucks for us northenders?  Week of Sept 19th would be good for me (DD on a school trip that week, so parental responsibilities reduced)

Sounds good. Pick a date and time. :)

I'm attending a charity event on the 18th...but should be available for the week of the 19th. A location with a hotel within walking distance would be peachy as I'll probably do an overnighter if I do drive down for one of these. :)

Not sure about hotels, but there's a bed and breakfast (https://www.seattlebedandbreakfast.com/properties/ballard-guest-quarters) a few blocks from my house, and roughly 15 minutes' walk to the proposed north Chuck's location.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: lhamo on September 08, 2016, 11:32:29 AM
JS, I PMed you with another possible option.

Waiting to see what is happening with DS's schedule that week, but for now let's say Wednesday Sept 21st 6-9 pm-ish at the Greenwood Chuck's.  I've got a morning commitment that day, but might be up for meeting for a walk (Greenlake or elsewhere -- maybe Carkeek Park/Golden Gardens to give JS some salt water exposure?) that afternoon.

 
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Amesenator on September 08, 2016, 12:24:43 PM
Very sorry to have missed last night's get-together, and looking forward to the 21st's!

During the daytime of the 21st I'm booked, so won't be able to join in any pre-brew walking, but if JS stays over and folks would also like to do a morning walk at Green Lake or elsewhere on the 22nd, let me know.

In the meanwhile, will be attempting to propitiate the rain gods so JS dies not experience a reprise of the torrents of rain he encountered last winter!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Amesenator on September 08, 2016, 12:37:10 PM
At one of the previous meetups, the idea was floated of doing a mini-camp mustache with PNW mustachians, and likely not costing four or five hundred a head. This idea has some merit. Not surprisingly, there is a strong outdoor streak, so it could revolve around camping somewhere nice with conversation around the fire.

This idea was discussed towards the end of the evening last night. How many would be interested in this and, if interested, where would people fall on the primitive camping to rooms with heat and electricity scale?

I'd be interested, either camping or glamping. Sadly for me, October wouldn't work, but will be keen to hear about the adventures if folks can go this autumn!

Timing? If camping oriented, probably mid October or wait until the spring.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Jon_Snow on September 08, 2016, 12:45:52 PM
In the meanwhile, will be attempting to propitiate the rain gods so JS dies not experience a reprise of the torrents of rain he encountered last winter!

Lol...perhaps that was an intentional typo? That Greenlake deluge was so nasty that it could have been dangerous...especially since I came woefully unprepared in terms of rain gear.

I will not make such a mistake this time.

JS, I PMed you with another possible option.

Got it. And thanks again. :)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Amesenator on September 08, 2016, 02:40:13 PM
Ha! Dies. Does.


But rain gear may be a good item to pack.

Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: nickybecky1 on September 08, 2016, 03:08:52 PM
At one of the previous meetups, the idea was floated of doing a mini-camp mustache with PNW mustachians, and likely not costing four or five hundred a head. This idea has some merit. Not surprisingly, there is a strong outdoor streak, so it could revolve around camping somewhere nice with conversation around the fire.

This idea was discussed towards the end of the evening last night. How many would be interested in this and, if interested, where would people fall on the primitive camping to rooms with heat and electricity scale?

I'd be interested, either camping or glamping. Sadly for me, October wouldn't work, but will be keen to hear about the adventures if folks can go this autumn!

Timing? If camping oriented, probably mid October or wait until the spring.

I'd be interested in camping/glamping too, and I think I could do something mid-october. We camped in Leavenworth one October (climbing during the day and beer at night!) at the Alpine View RV park and campground and it is walking distance to most hotels and (more important for October than other times of the year) has warm bathrooms with plumbing. A set-up like that might be nice so people can camp, RV, or stay in a hotel and still hang out. The east side of the mountains is a bit better weather at that time of year too.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Glenstache on September 08, 2016, 04:19:39 PM
At one of the previous meetups, the idea was floated of doing a mini-camp mustache with PNW mustachians, and likely not costing four or five hundred a head. This idea has some merit. Not surprisingly, there is a strong outdoor streak, so it could revolve around camping somewhere nice with conversation around the fire.

This idea was discussed towards the end of the evening last night. How many would be interested in this and, if interested, where would people fall on the primitive camping to rooms with heat and electricity scale?

I'd be interested, either camping or glamping. Sadly for me, October wouldn't work, but will be keen to hear about the adventures if folks can go this autumn!

Timing? If camping oriented, probably mid October or wait until the spring.

I'd be interested in camping/glamping too, and I think I could do something mid-october. We camped in Leavenworth one October (climbing during the day and beer at night!) at the Alpine View RV park and campground and it is walking distance to most hotels and (more important for October than other times of the year) has warm bathrooms with plumbing. A set-up like that might be nice so people can camp, RV, or stay in a hotel and still hang out. The east side of the mountains is a bit better weather at that time of year too.

Interesting idea, and i like that it is close to rooms for those that don't like dirt.

Might also be possible to get a group site at 8-mile (mid October is beyond reservations).

If it is a small # of people, then I might be able to host near Lake Wenatchee (limited tent space and facilities). Hiking out the back door, lake to kayak on, climbing nearby (for those that like that kind of thing :)  ).

Many options outside of the 98826 zip code as well.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: PowerMustache on September 09, 2016, 11:57:09 PM
I believe the 21st will work for me, both the walk and Chuck's.

I am looking forward to meeting the forum members. I sheepishly admit that I am more often a lurker than a poster in these forums. I admire many folks here and look forward to forming two-sided relationships.

I am also potentially interested in camping in October but it depends on specific date and the dates of some of my other unconfirmed travel plans. Leavenworth area would be great, another option to consider is the Washington State Park cabins system. Many parks offer both primitive camping and basic affordable cabin rentals very near each other, to give some options for people. I have stayed in the Rasar state park cabins myself with my wife and friends and it was great. Other good options which I have not tried: Camano Island, Cama Beach, Wallace Falls. For example, Cama Beach has cabins that can accommodate 4-6 people for $75 - $90/night. There is no reservation website, just a phone number, and I have not checked availability. Personally I would be just as happy with primitive camping as cabins.

http://parks.state.wa.us/403/Cabins-Rustic-Shelters-Yurts
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: FIFoFum on September 13, 2016, 01:18:00 PM
I'm moving to Seattle in a few weeks now that I am semi-FIREd (semi because I'm not so sure about RE). Looking forward to meeting people at meet-ups.

Mods - Feel free to remove/move this post if it's too off-topic:
I just started looking for a rental or room share situation in Seattle-metro. Using the usual leads (CL, roomster, friend who lives in Greenlake, etc.) with typical response rate. Need rental for 1 guy (no pets currently but prefer dog-friendly potential for reasons I can explain in detail if needed).

Would be really nice to connect with someone who is familiar with FI as roommates or maybe there is someone here thinking of renting out a space in their place to someone who shares a lot of MMM values with me. Feel free to contact me directly or point me to better ways to connect with this.

Thanks!

Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: brandonbrews on September 14, 2016, 02:12:25 PM
I'm in for Chuck's 85th on the 21st.  And my wife and I will keep an eye out for camping details and see if we can make it work.  Anywhere in relatively close proximity works but I especially like the Camano Island idea.  I've heard about those cabins but have never made it there myself.  But camping would be fun too.

FiFoFum, are you interested in living with other people?  It can be a great way to integrate into a new community, and you typically save on your bottom line.  It's been a long time, but I remember finding some cool house shares when I was looking around the area. 
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: lhamo on September 14, 2016, 04:24:02 PM
Sorry to request a change, but could we possible switch the Chuck's date to Tuesday, 9/20?  I just realized the first PTA meeting at my daughter's school is scheduled for the evening of the 21st.  If the 20th is a no go for most people who have already expressed an interest in the 21st, we can keep things as is.  I will probably just choose to be a negligent parent -- the PTA has survived without me so far, right?  But if switching is feasible for most people, that would help me feel less guilty.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: FIFoFum on September 14, 2016, 04:42:36 PM
FiFoFum, are you interested in living with other people?  It can be a great way to integrate into a new community, and you typically save on your bottom line.  It's been a long time, but I remember finding some cool house shares when I was looking around the area.

Yes, that is what I'm looking for - to rent a room. That's what I'm doing now too, since it is pointless/waste of $ for me to take on a whole rental/lease by myself for my needs.

There are a lot of shared housing/roommate options posted online in Seattle that I'm sorting through. I just figured I'd ask for any leads or potential within the MMM community.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Glenstache on September 14, 2016, 04:57:39 PM
Sorry to request a change, but could we possible switch the Chuck's date to Tuesday, 9/20?  I just realized the first PTA meeting at my daughter's school is scheduled for the evening of the 21st.  If the 20th is a no go for most people who have already expressed an interest in the 21st, we can keep things as is.  I will probably just choose to be a negligent parent -- the PTA has survived without me so far, right?  But if switching is feasible for most people, that would help me feel less guilty.

9/20 would be fine by me. I've also posted this question to the fb page in case people are only tracking in one place.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: seattlecyclone on September 14, 2016, 06:41:02 PM
Sorry to request a change, but could we possible switch the Chuck's date to Tuesday, 9/20?  I just realized the first PTA meeting at my daughter's school is scheduled for the evening of the 21st.  If the 20th is a no go for most people who have already expressed an interest in the 21st, we can keep things as is.  I will probably just choose to be a negligent parent -- the PTA has survived without me so far, right?  But if switching is feasible for most people, that would help me feel less guilty.

Tuesday sounds fine with me.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Amesenator on September 14, 2016, 06:49:07 PM
Afraid on the 20th I'm booked, but certainly understand if it turns out to work better for others.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Exhale on September 14, 2016, 09:45:19 PM
Either evening works for me. lhamo, have you checked with Jon Snow? I recall you mentioned that he might drop in.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Jon_Snow on September 14, 2016, 09:57:17 PM
Either evening works for me. lhamo, have you checked with Jon Snow? I recall you mentioned that he might drop in.

Well, it's not quite as simple as "dropping in" for me, since I need to take a ferry to Vancouver, then drive 2.5 hours down to Seattle. ;) I still want to come...the date isn't a big deal for me...since I'm FIRE'd. :) I've shown in the past I will gladly travel considerable distances for these Meetups...both north and south of the border. :)

But yeah, the logistics are a bit more challenging for me. I don't think I'll know until Monday (due to some Snow family stuff) whether I can make it. Sure hope so.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: lhamo on September 14, 2016, 10:13:41 PM
OK, let's keep it on for Wednesday then.  Now I have an excuse for not descending immediately into the hell that is PTA mom existence ;)

sorry for the detour, everybody!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Hike on September 14, 2016, 10:18:13 PM
I'll be there on the 21st, too. Looking forward to getting back into meeting up as outdoor summer activities wind down.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: lhamo on September 15, 2016, 02:10:12 PM
OK, several people are asking about the meetup plans for next week, and since I mucked everything up by suggesting a date change I am going to restate/consolidate what has currently been suggested -- I'm also going to suggest some additional options/details to make it easier for people to plan. 

Main meetup: 

Wednesday, 9/21 6-8 or 9 ish at Chuck's on 85th.  Address/link to map on their website here:

http://www.chucks85th.com/

For those who haven't been there Chucks offers a huge variety of beers and ciders, and there is a food truck on site every day if you want to order food.  More info on their website.

Secondary meetup:

Walk around Greenlake the morning of 9/22.  I suggest we meet at the south end of the lake, where the seating area/crew boat storage is at 10am.  Address, etc. available here:  http://www.seattle.gov/parks/find/centers/green-lake-small-craft-center

I can give a ride to anybody coming from the north end, esp NE Seattle, who needs one.

Other supplemental options:

I'd also be open to meeting for lunch in the U District (brown bag would be fine) and/or a walk somewhere nearby around 1pm on the afternoon of the 21st -- I'll be on campus for an event that morning.

I'm also pretty free on Tuesday, Sept 20 -- that might be a good day for a hike farther afield if anybody is available/interested.  Would love to do Rattlesnake Ridge again, or maybe even contemplate tackling Mt. Si (only made it halfway up at Camp Mustache, too slow for that crowd....)

Hope this clarifies and helps us all connect! 

Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: kudy on September 15, 2016, 08:37:08 PM
Dang, I was just in Seattle for 4 days! Have fun.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: asch on September 15, 2016, 08:51:36 PM
This all sounds so fun - I wish I could partake! I'm speaking at a conference on Thursday and I expect to spend much of Wednesday night agonizing over details, but if I can convince myself I'm ready I'll join y'all at Chuck's.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: lhamo on September 15, 2016, 08:52:41 PM
This all sounds so fun - I wish I could partake! I'm speaking at a conference on Thursday and I expect to spend much of Wednesday night agonizing over details, but if I can convince myself I'm ready I'll join y'all at Chuck's.

Come have a drink and practice on us!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: lhamo on September 16, 2016, 08:31:49 PM
OK, several people are asking about the meetup plans for next week, and since I mucked everything up by suggesting a date change I am going to restate/consolidate what has currently been suggested -- I'm also going to suggest some additional options/details to make it easier for people to plan. 

Main meetup: 

Wednesday, 9/21 6-8 or 9 ish at Chuck's on 85th.  Address/link to map on their website here:

http://www.chucks85th.com/

For those who haven't been there Chucks offers a huge variety of beers and ciders, and there is a food truck on site every day if you want to order food.  More info on their website.

Secondary meetup:

Walk around Greenlake the morning of 9/22.  I suggest we meet at the south end of the lake, where the seating area/crew boat storage is at 10am.  Address, etc. available here:  http://www.seattle.gov/parks/find/centers/green-lake-small-craft-center

I can give a ride to anybody coming from the north end, esp NE Seattle, who needs one.

Other supplemental options:

I'd also be open to meeting for lunch in the U District (brown bag would be fine) and/or a walk somewhere nearby around 1pm on the afternoon of the 21st -- I'll be on campus for an event that morning.

I'm also pretty free on Tuesday, Sept 20 -- that might be a good day for a hike farther afield if anybody is available/interested.  Would love to do Rattlesnake Ridge again, or maybe even contemplate tackling Mt. Si (only made it halfway up at Camp Mustache, too slow for that crowd....)

Hope this clarifies and helps us all connect!

Update:  I am pleased to announce that Exflyboy is planning to come up from Oregon to join us for the Seattle meetups next week!  If anyone in the area has a couch he can crash on or a yard where he could pitch a tent, please PM him.

Still waiting for JS and another possible special out of town guest to confirm their availability-- stay tuned!

And FYI, for those who haven't met me yet, I'll try to remember to wear my Camp Mustache shirt and bring my little green mustache postits to put on our tables at Chucks so you can find the group
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: FIFoFum on September 16, 2016, 08:46:57 PM
Dang it! I am moving a little too late and will miss the celebrity appearances.

On the bright side, I have found a room rental and look forward to meeting everyone the next go around.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Exflyboy on September 16, 2016, 10:46:53 PM
Hey all, yes I am definitely going to be there sometime Wed afternoon.. A patch of grass to pitch my tent would be great.

I look forward to meeting you all...:)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: TNT on September 19, 2016, 12:23:18 AM
I've seriously thought about coming up, but RT tickets are almost $200 this time. I don't think I should do it, but I waaaaant to.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: lhamo on September 19, 2016, 08:39:49 AM
Too bad -- but you have Chicago coming up. 

MJs February trip is planned for President's Day weekend.  We'll post more details as we get closer to the time. 
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Exflyboy on September 20, 2016, 09:16:26 PM
I'm still planning on coming up from Oregon tomorrow.. Hope to see you all there.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Amesenator on September 20, 2016, 10:36:46 PM
Looking forward to seeing everyone!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Cressida on September 20, 2016, 10:41:19 PM
OK - looks like I can make it but I'll be late. Like an hour or so. But I'm sure some of you fine people will still be around. Thanks for organizing, lhamo.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: PowerMustache on September 21, 2016, 02:28:01 AM
I am planning to be there. Look forward to meeting many of you!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Jon_Snow on September 21, 2016, 09:57:35 AM
Definitely not going to be able to make it to Chuck's tonight. Even in FIRE, life events can conspire against us it seems. Bummer.
 
If there is going to be a Green Lake walk (or run? I'm kinda dying to run it) l might be able to scoot on down there in the morning....though my mind is still scarred from my last exposure with Seattle rush hour traffic. ;)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Sailor Sam on September 21, 2016, 10:13:35 AM
You disappoint me, Jon_Snow.

Please come for the Greenlake walk. I want to see your stork like stride, as you gazelle around the lake.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: JoJo on September 21, 2016, 10:20:53 AM
I'm gonna try to make it but might be late (traffic).
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: PowerMustache on September 21, 2016, 02:59:28 PM
Don't think I'll be able to make a Greenlake walk/run tomorrow, but would be up for it another time soon if we do this again.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Jon_Snow on September 21, 2016, 03:34:28 PM
Don't think I'll be able to make a Greenlake walk/run tomorrow, but would be up for it another time soon if we do this again.

I was sort of kidding about the run part. ;)

Though, if I get there early enough I might put on my sweats and do a lap or two before the main event. The weather looks to be amazing....I think I'm safe to leave my rain gear north of the border. :)

We will meet up at some point soon PowerMustache.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: lhamo on September 21, 2016, 04:49:33 PM
I suggest JS borrow my camp mustache shirt and do endless laps around green lake tomorrow so everyone can swing by and find him easily
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Jon_Snow on September 21, 2016, 04:53:36 PM
I suggest JS borrow my camp mustache shirt and do endless laps around green lake tomorrow so everyone can swing by and find him easily

We could easily turn this thing into Phase One of the Jon_Snow Boot Camp. :)

*edit* I'm fine with walking.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: lhamo on September 21, 2016, 06:51:14 PM
Hey guys heads up Chuck's is really crowded due to a special event . Literally no open tables and we got here early. Amesenator is checking out another place on 85th and greenwood and we may shift there
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: lhamo on September 21, 2016, 06:56:34 PM
We got a table! Inside in the corner near the cider cooler by the window
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: seattlecyclone on September 21, 2016, 07:10:47 PM
Cool! We'll be there in about 15 minutes.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Grid on September 21, 2016, 08:45:11 PM
Joining!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: seattlecyclone on September 21, 2016, 11:02:39 PM
Thanks for the great conversation tonight, everyone!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Exflyboy on September 22, 2016, 08:04:10 AM
Well what great fun to meet you all last night!

I had some fascinating conversation so thankyou so much for inviting me.

I won't be able to make the lake walk as I am staying in Tacoma and its a bit of a slog through the traffic... I will head South this morning.

Ta ta for now..:)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Jon_Snow on September 22, 2016, 10:12:56 AM
Sorry to have missed you XFB...

BTW, I'm at the south end of the lake right now...and shit is this ever GORGEOUS.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: SisterX on September 22, 2016, 12:30:35 PM
I'm following, so that I won't miss out on the fun next time. I'm really excited to meet the Seattle area Mustachians because you guys are some of my favorites on these forums. :)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: thebeautywithout on September 22, 2016, 12:37:20 PM
Also following.  As it happens, I decided at about 4pm yesterday to see if there were any threads with Seattle locals and I stumbled upon this and the meeting plans but didn't have enough time to scramble a babysitter.  I'd love to join you guys next time with my husband in tow :)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Exflyboy on September 22, 2016, 01:31:57 PM
Also the term "Fur lined rut" was coined over a few beers which Amesenator suggested would make an excellent name for a band!.. Maybe Cressida can come up with a tune to go with the name on the cello..:)

Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: lhamo on September 22, 2016, 03:55:27 PM
hey -- don't let Amesenator take credit for my garage band name!  To give credit where credit is due, though, Glenstache was the originator of the title.  I just put the Seattle grunge spin on it.  To prove my Seattle grunge era street cred, obviously :)

Totally thrilled at how many folks turned out last night, and that we managed to fit around a set of tables, mostly.  But I think the consensus is we need a quieter/cheaper place for the next meetup.  Tacos and $2 beer were discussed.  Can whoever knows the place for that give us a name/location?  And maybe organize the next meetup.  I'm all extroverted out for a bit (though I am totally wired in a good way from all the great conversation, etc).

Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Amesenator on September 22, 2016, 04:01:58 PM
hey -- don't let Amesenator take credit for my garage band name!  To give credit where credit is due, though, Glenstache was the originator of the title.  I just put the Seattle grunge spin on it.  To prove my Seattle grunge era street cred, obviously :)

Totally thrilled at how many folks turned out last night, and that we managed to fit around a set of tables, mostly.  But I think the consensus is we need a quieter/cheaper place for the next meetup.  Tacos and $2 beer were discussed.  Can whoever knows the place for that give us a name/location?  And maybe organize the next meetup.  I'm all extroverted out for a bit (though I am totally wired in a good way from all the great conversation, etc).

Haha! My tagine for the night was 'karmic-ly stunted'. Perhaps also good for a band name :-)

Thanks lhamo for coordinating yesterday and this am walk - both very fun/energizing.  Will look forward to catching up with folks again and thumbs up on trying different locale  (although I'm afraid I have no suggestions )!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Jon_Snow on September 22, 2016, 07:05:06 PM
And thank you Amesenator for the Mexican lunch which stuffed me sufficiently so as to prevent  my planned run around Green Lake.

Yay for not having to run!

Great to see lhamo again - the person all of us owe BIG TIME for organizing these Seattle Meetup events - THANK YOU LHAMO.

And what can I say... Sailor Sam was a delightful revelation. :)

Next time I hope to be able to make the larger gathering so I can meet more of you. :)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Jon_Snow on September 22, 2016, 07:33:36 PM
Posting to follow as I'm headed up that way. Tahoe house fell thru so looking for new digs and I hear there's beer up there. Blasting out of this hot smoggy hellhole on Sunday and headed north to Wa via western Utah, Wy, Montana and Idaho. Hope to catch the next meet up.

Hell yeah.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: lhamo on September 22, 2016, 08:07:43 PM
Posting to follow as I'm headed up that way. Tahoe house fell thru so looking for new digs and I hear there's beer up there. Blasting out of this hot smoggy hellhole on Sunday and headed north to Wa via western Utah, Wy, Montana and Idaho. Hope to catch the next meet up.

Hell yeah.

WHOA!!!! JS and I were plotting today as we basked in the sun reflecting off green lake on how we were going to lure you into our PNW clutches -- I swear, I did NOT engineer your other gig falling through, though....

I know you like to play it by ear, but let us know as the trip progresses what your ETA might be.  I hope we can get you here before JS heads down to Baja. 

Not to sound desperate or anything, but I HAVE TO MEET YOU IN PERSON!!!!!!!  It's a bucket list thing.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Exflyboy on September 22, 2016, 09:13:06 PM
Posting to follow as I'm headed up that way. Tahoe house fell thru so looking for new digs and I hear there's beer up there. Blasting out of this hot smoggy hellhole on Sunday and headed north to Wa via western Utah, Wy, Montana and Idaho. Hope to catch the next meet up.

Hell yeah.

WHOA!!!! JS and I were plotting today as we basked in the sun reflecting off green lake on how we were going to lure you into our PNW clutches -- I swear, I did NOT engineer your other gig falling through, though....

I know you like to play it by ear, but let us know as the trip progresses what your ETA might be.  I hope we can get you here before JS heads down to Baja. 

Not to sound desperate or anything, but I HAVE TO MEET YOU IN PERSON!!!!!!!  It's a bucket list thing.

Another trip to Seatac coming up!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: shadowmoss on September 26, 2016, 03:27:44 PM
I'll check this as meeting Spartana is also on my bucket list, as well as most of the other folks posting here.  After staying at the Green Tortoise hostel I know I can use points to fly up and stay for $35/night in town.  So, I hope to get up there for a meetup soon-ish.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Sailor Sam on September 26, 2016, 03:39:45 PM
I don't mind organizing the next Great Seattle Meetup. I can't promise any celebrities like Jon_Snow or Spartana, though. I just ain't that cool.

How about 12-Oct, at Northlake Pizza, around 1800? (click-y for map-y (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Northlake+Tavern+%26+Pizza+House/@47.6547062,-122.3235257,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x549014f120bf427d:0x9c51e511a137eee2!8m2!3d47.6547026!4d-122.321337)). Good beer, good pizza, interesting ambiance, easy parking.

Any interest?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: leontager on September 26, 2016, 04:21:26 PM
definitely. Let's do it!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Amesenator on September 26, 2016, 06:10:15 PM
Afraid that week I'm out of town,  but I will eagerly await reports on the shenanigans that ensue!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: shadowmoss on September 26, 2016, 08:46:07 PM
Spartana, give me some lead time if you can so I can make flight arrangements.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: SisterX on September 26, 2016, 10:53:00 PM
Dammit! I'll be in Russia then. Guess I'll have to catch you guys and gals next time.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: PowerMustache on September 27, 2016, 02:08:20 AM
October 12 looks promising for me. Thanks for organizing, SS.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Glenstache on September 27, 2016, 10:00:18 AM
10/12 sounds good.

Note that Northlake Tavern is a 21 and over establishment... so no mini-staches would be able to attend.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: cheddarpie on September 27, 2016, 01:18:13 PM
Count me in for Oct 12!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: IrishMustacian on October 01, 2016, 04:37:10 PM
Hey all, I recently moved to Seattle, and would love to go to this and meet some of you! I should be able to make it on October 12.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Glenstache on October 03, 2016, 06:40:12 PM
10/12 meetup now posted over to the fb page too. Thanks for organizing, Sailor Sam!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Hike on October 03, 2016, 08:38:45 PM
I'll be out of town then, but can you share the link to the FB group? Thanks
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Sailor Sam on October 03, 2016, 09:00:14 PM
10/12 meetup now posted over to the fb page too. Thanks for organizing, Sailor Sam!

Thank you, for posting it to Facebook. I have no book of my face, so I didn't think about that avenue.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: ceeteebee on October 03, 2016, 09:34:12 PM
Hey all,

DW and I are planning on attending, as well. We've missed the last few meetups, so we're looking forward to seeing everybody again!

-Craig
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: FIFoFum on October 05, 2016, 09:02:35 PM
Looking forward to meeting everyone!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Exhale on October 06, 2016, 09:16:14 AM
Sorry to miss the 10/12 meet-up, but I've learned from experience the socializing during the week doesn't work so well for me. Have a great time!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Glenstache on October 06, 2016, 09:57:35 AM
For those who are interested, the FB group is called Washington Mustachians, or you can just go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/1051424764875648/

If you want to join, just ask to join at the top of the page.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Exhale on October 07, 2016, 07:46:32 AM
Hello fellow Seattle MMMers,

Sorry to jump in with a non meet-up question, but was wondering if anyone can recommend a good mechanic. I'll be buying a car and need a mechanic who can give the car a check-up to see if it's a good choice to purchase.

Many thanks for your help! (And now back to regularly scheduled programming.)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: zoltani on October 07, 2016, 11:13:43 AM
If you are buying a Japanese car I cannot say enough good things about #1 Japanese Auto in Greenwood. Tony is the man!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: cheddarpie on October 08, 2016, 09:15:19 AM
Lioe's in Beacon Hill does free pre-buy inspections and is great, as is CMarr in the ID. CMarr is my regular mechanic but they were too busy when I needed an inspection, so I went to Lioe's instead. They kept me from buying what would have been a very bad car!  I have a lot of friends who go to both of them and it is always a competition about which is better. They are both great -- very honest, friendly, reasonably priced, and don't treat you like an idiot.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Paul der Krake on October 08, 2016, 09:35:10 AM
Soon to be Seattle transplant checking in. I won't make this meetup but hoping to catch the next one.

I hear y'all like Vanguard and beer. We're going to be great friends.

Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Sailor Sam on October 08, 2016, 09:40:44 AM
Soon to be Seattle transplant checking in. I won't make this meetup but hoping to catch the next one.

I hear y'all like Vanguard and beer ale. We're going to be great friends.

Hey Paul der Krake, welcome soon! One minute, tiny, inconsequential correction. Seattle has ale, not beer. If you like ale, you will be in an almost literal hog heaven. If you happen to prefer lager, or something that's not ale, biiiiiig problem.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Exhale on October 08, 2016, 12:35:09 PM
If you are buying a Japanese car I cannot say enough good things about #1 Japanese Auto in Greenwood. Tony is the man!

Lioe's in Beacon Hill does free pre-buy inspections and is great, as is CMarr in the ID. CMarr is my regular mechanic but they were too busy when I needed an inspection, so I went to Lioe's instead. They kept me from buying what would have been a very bad car!  I have a lot of friends who go to both of them and it is always a competition about which is better. They are both great -- very honest, friendly, reasonably priced, and don't treat you like an idiot.

Thank you zoltani and cheddarpie! This is exactly the help I needed. Great appreciated!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Paul der Krake on October 09, 2016, 06:02:00 AM
Soon to be Seattle transplant checking in. I won't make this meetup but hoping to catch the next one.

I hear y'all like Vanguard and beer ale. We're going to be great friends.

Hey Paul der Krake, welcome soon! One minute, tiny, inconsequential correction. Seattle has ale, not beer. If you like ale, you will be in an almost literal hog heaven. If you happen to prefer lager, or something that's not ale, biiiiiig problem.
I am a modern, inclusive drinker. Shouldn't be a problem.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Glenstache on October 10, 2016, 05:58:04 PM
I don't mind organizing the next Great Seattle Meetup. I can't promise any celebrities like Jon_Snow or Spartana, though. I just ain't that cool.

How about 12-Oct, at Northlake Pizza, around 1800? (click-y for map-y (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Northlake+Tavern+%26+Pizza+House/@47.6547062,-122.3235257,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x549014f120bf427d:0x9c51e511a137eee2!8m2!3d47.6547026!4d-122.321337)). Good beer, good pizza, interesting ambiance, easy parking.

Any interest?
Something just came up that I will have to be out of town for on Wednesday. Keep my seat warm for the next one.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Sailor Sam on October 11, 2016, 10:42:09 AM
Reminder: MMMeetup tomorrow!

Who: Fascinating and attractive moustachians
What: Meetup (durrr)
When: 1800, Wednesday, October 12th
Where: Northlake Tavern & Pizza House (Map (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Northlake+Tavern+%26+Pizza+House/@47.6547062,-122.3235257,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x549014f120bf427d:0x9c51e511a137eee2!8m2!3d47.6547026!4d-122.321337))
Why: Good fun, cheap beer, pizza
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Mother Fussbudget on October 11, 2016, 11:55:09 AM
Have fun, everyone.  I'd LOVE to go, but will be working my side-gig at the Sounders match. 
A win solidifies our place in the playoffs! 
Go Sounders!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: dilinger on October 12, 2016, 04:38:38 AM
10/12 sounds good.

Note that Northlake Tavern is a 21 and over establishment... so no mini-staches would be able to attend.

Aw.  I was going to stop by, but I guess not.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Cressida on October 12, 2016, 01:40:11 PM
Hm, I might be able to make it after all. I didn't think there was a bus between there and work, but there totally is. I must have been checking the wrong time of day.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: JoJo on October 12, 2016, 02:11:20 PM
What is the parking situation around there? 
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Sailor Sam on October 12, 2016, 02:19:09 PM
What is the parking situation around there?

If you use the satellite option on google maps, you'll get a good feel for the nearby parking. I'd rate it as low-acceptable, without being awful. There are a few small parking lots near the restaurant, plus a few stalls in front.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Exflyboy on October 12, 2016, 05:12:21 PM
Makes me wish I lived closer.. apart from the Oregon 9% income tax..:).. Such a fun group.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: ceeteebee on October 12, 2016, 06:55:14 PM
Hi all! I think we're the first ones here - we grabbed a largish table in the back on the left side, past the bar.

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Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: cheddarpie on October 12, 2016, 07:00:38 PM
I am sorry to say I am not going to make this one after all. I am disappointed to miss it! Have fun!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: lhamo on October 12, 2016, 07:14:36 PM
I'm going to miss out tonight, too -- freaked out about the storm that is rolling in, didnt want to risk having to drive home in heavy rain.....

Have fun everybody!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Sailor Sam on October 12, 2016, 09:15:31 PM
Thanks for coming, everyone. Fun was had by all, and i didn't steal any pizza despite my distracting jealousy. A very successful night!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: PowerMustache on October 13, 2016, 02:39:33 AM
Thank you everyone, I had a great time this evening. It was wonderful to meet and hear your stories. Wish we had longer to chat!

I also need apologize to everyone who was there tonight. I stepped outside to take a phone call from my brother. While I was away the group disbanded, and the check was covered in my absence. It was seriously uncool of me to let you all  (or just some of you?) cover my beer and pizza...I hope I see you again at future meetups to buy you each a beer to make up for it (and continue getting to know you better!).
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: ceeteebee on October 13, 2016, 09:14:12 AM
Thanks everyone for another awesome get-together last night, we loved meeting and chatting with everyone. Thanks to Sailor Sam for organizing! I'm once again struck by just how amazing our local mustachian community is, and always leave inspired, energized, and anxious for the next meetup.

PowerMustache - no worries on the check, it happens. Pay it back or pay it forward, I figure those things eventually equal out over time. :-)

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Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Cressida on October 13, 2016, 11:55:04 AM
PowerMustache - no worries on the check, it happens. Pay it back or pay it forward, I figure those things eventually equal out over time. :-)

What ceeteebee said. Also: I wish everyone good luck in their future bridge-navigations, whether crossing over or under.  :)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: FIFoFum on October 15, 2016, 09:43:16 AM
Chiming in a few days late to say how nice it was to meet everyone and thank Sailor Sam for the organizing. Hope everyone is staying safe and dry this weekend!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Bracken_Joy on October 18, 2016, 01:00:23 PM
Jumping in here, in spite of not being in seattle. I hope to come to a meetup there sometime- 100% of the seattle mustachians I've met are awesome. Unfortunately, I have a fair bit of a drive to get there, so it would have to be a mid-day type event. If it was a weekend mid-day, SirB might even be able to come!

Anyway, hint hint nudge nudge about time of day for the next one =P
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: lhamo on October 25, 2016, 09:19:02 AM
I'm feeling the need for a meetup!

Proposed time/place:   Friday, November 11 (Veteran's Day), 3:30pm, public meeting space near Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Third+Place+Books/@47.754297,-122.279594,14z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xf435b2011c4e6e0b!8m2!3d47.7542973!4d-122.2795935?hl=en-US

I'll do my best to snag some tables near the chess set.  This is a place that works with BYO food/non-alcoholic drink.  There is also a cafe for those who want to treat themselves.

Changed the time to afternoon to accommodate the possible appearance of Bracken Joy and monstermonster, who are making noises about driving up from OR.  Unfortunately I think Jon Snow will be in Baja by then.  Maybe he can teleport in some deep fried poblanos....
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: FIFoFum on October 26, 2016, 11:13:01 AM
I'm feeling the need for a meetup!

Proposed time/place:   Friday, November 11 (Veteran's Day), 3:30pm, public meeting space near Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Third+Place+Books/@47.754297,-122.279594,14z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xf435b2011c4e6e0b!8m2!3d47.7542973!4d-122.2795935?hl=en-US

I'll do my best to snag some tables near the chess set.  This is a place that works with BYO food/non-alcoholic drink.  There is also a cafe for those who want to treat themselves.

Changed the time to afternoon to accommodate the possible appearance of Bracken Joy and monstermonster, who are making noises about driving up from OR.  Unfortunately I think Jon Snow will be in Baja by then.  Maybe he can teleport in some deep fried poblanos....

I'm in! Putting it in my calendar now.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Paul der Krake on October 26, 2016, 11:31:49 AM
It doesn't look like my new employer observes Veterans' Day... and as much as I want to come, it probably wouldn't look very good if I bailed mid-afternoon the first week on the job.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: lhamo on October 26, 2016, 11:44:27 AM
It doesn't look like my new employer observes Veterans' Day... and as much as I want to come, it probably wouldn't look very good if I bailed mid-afternoon the first week on the job.

You're NETWORKING dude!  You don't have to tell them with whom/for what purpose....

If people are interested and the weather isn't awful (or people don't mind sharing umbrellas) we could also meet up somewhere for a walk on Saturday, especially if Bracken Joy and monstermonster really do come up to join us.  I'm waiting to hear about testing dates for my daughter so can't commit to any weekend events in November right now, but will keep an eye on the forecast and update if it seems viable.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Shockers on October 27, 2016, 01:02:41 AM
I will put the 11th on my calendar.  Fridays work great for me!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: SisterX on October 27, 2016, 11:45:51 AM
I might actually be able to make it to this one! It's on my calendar.
If I do show up it will be with toddler in tow. You've been warned.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: KMMK on October 27, 2016, 07:14:16 PM
Saturday, Feb 25 Meetup

Early bird eats worms and all that. I will be in Seattle in February! Anyone who's interested in meeting up on Saturday the 25, pm me your email. Coordinating is easier that way.

Location suggestions welcome. Most likely will be in the afternoon.

Seriously considering this depending on the money situation at the time. Probably combining with a Vancouver trip.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: GreenShirt on October 31, 2016, 11:06:41 PM
I've got that day off, I'll try to make it!

[edit: The Nov. 11th one]
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Glenstache on November 02, 2016, 06:58:57 PM
11/11 event posted over to the bookface page.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: lhamo on November 02, 2016, 07:03:30 PM
Thanks, Glen!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: lhamo on November 10, 2016, 01:07:23 PM
Reminder:  Meet-up this Friday, 11/12

I'm feeling the need for a meetup!

Proposed time/place:   Friday, November 11 (Veteran's Day), 3:30pm, public meeting space near Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Third+Place+Books/@47.754297,-122.279594,14z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xf435b2011c4e6e0b!8m2!3d47.7542973!4d-122.2795935?hl=en-US

I'll do my best to snag some tables near the chess set.  This is a place that works with BYO food/non-alcoholic drink.  There is also a cafe for those who want to treat themselves.


The location is pretty easily accessible by N/S public transit routes (I know Metro 372 and Community Transit 522 stop there), and the Burke Gilman Trail (if you have a light on your bike).

I will put green mustache sticky notes on the tables so we are easy to find.

Also, some of us are throwing around the idea of trying to meet at this rally on Capitol HIll on Sunday:

http://www.thestranger.com/events/24683949/love-trumps-hate-a-rally-for-inclusion

Those who are  interested can discuss logistics on Friday, and I'll post an update.

Look forward to seeing many of you on Friday!

Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Cressida on November 10, 2016, 04:34:27 PM
I have to work tomorrow. Have fun guys!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Bracken_Joy on November 10, 2016, 04:44:36 PM
Am definitely coming, by the way!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Seattle Carter on November 10, 2016, 04:50:45 PM
I'm going to try and make it up. I've also requested to join the FB group, maybe someone here could approve the request?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Paul der Krake on November 10, 2016, 08:38:46 PM
I'm going to try and sneak out of work.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: lhamo on November 10, 2016, 10:58:44 PM
I'm going to try and sneak out of work.

If anyone asks, you're networking -- got it?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: lhamo on November 11, 2016, 04:23:10 PM
I found a big space in the NE corner - look for a row of five tables with green mustache sticky notes on them. Bracken joy and monster monster are coming but I don't know if there will be Bowie costumes and platform shoes. See y'all soon!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Jon_Snow on November 11, 2016, 04:51:28 PM
I found a big space in the NE corner - look for a row of five tables with green mustache sticky notes on them. Bracken joy and monster monster are coming but I don't know if there will be Bowie costumes and platform shoes. See y'all soon!

Hope you kids have fun. See you in February. :)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Seattle Carter on November 11, 2016, 05:52:38 PM
Thanks to everyone who came out, I was pleasantly surprised by the turnout. We practically ran out of tables and chairs 😀

It was really nice to meet many of you, I'm looking forward to the next event!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: thebeautywithout on November 22, 2016, 01:32:54 PM
At the end of the last meeting I was nominated to plan the next one.  I'm looking for a good meeting location now but wondering what days of the week and time frames work best for everyone.  With holidays coming up I'm assuming during the week is less likely to conflict with other plans.  Thoughts?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Seattle Carter on November 22, 2016, 01:40:03 PM
How about Friday afternoon, Dec 2nd?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Exflyboy on November 22, 2016, 01:53:18 PM
Sounds like the February meetup is going rival Camp Mustache!...;)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: thebeautywithout on November 22, 2016, 02:39:38 PM
I'm out of town for a week coming up but will be back on the 8th.  If someone wants to plan something sooner (I.e. on the 2nd), I'm happy to hand over the responsibility ;)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: shadowmoss on November 22, 2016, 02:58:14 PM
I was checking flights for the February meetup just today.  I'll wait till after the first of the year to actually book flights and reserve a spot at Green Tortoise hostel. 
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: FIFoFum on November 22, 2016, 03:26:25 PM
I can do Dec 2.

In general, I find Fridays a good day for scheduling meet-ups.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Seattle Carter on November 22, 2016, 04:08:51 PM
Dec 9 works for me.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: lhamo on November 22, 2016, 07:04:50 PM
I'll be away from Nov. 30-Dec 19.  Y'all have fun without me!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Glenstache on November 22, 2016, 07:07:27 PM
Dec 9 does not work for me. A few days earlier or later work.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: GreenShirt on November 22, 2016, 09:00:08 PM
The 9th won't work for me either, I'll be out of town that weekend
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Seattle Carter on November 22, 2016, 09:19:40 PM
Can anyone who's interested in attending a December meetup please fill-in this Doodle?

http://doodle.com/poll/bfzg8xk9x4b3cxcu

Once we have quorum on a date, we can discuss timing and location.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Exflyboy on November 23, 2016, 10:54:06 PM
For the Feb meetup my DW has just booked tickets to Hawaii leaving on the 1st Feb, returning on the 7th,

Its a hard life but what are you gonna do?

Any other week works though.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Exflyboy on November 24, 2016, 10:27:17 AM
Perfect!.. Clearly I need to learn to read..:)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: thebeautywithout on December 06, 2016, 03:03:06 PM
Can anyone who's interested in attending a December meetup please fill-in this Doodle?

http://doodle.com/poll/bfzg8xk9x4b3cxcu

Once we have quorum on a date, we can discuss timing and location.

Thanks Seattle Carter for posting the poll.  Did you guys end up picking a date?  We had a death in the family near the holiday combined with a long trip out of town and I let the planning for this slip.  I can pull something together for January.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Seattle Carter on December 06, 2016, 03:17:11 PM
Let's shoot for January then. Only 6 people responded and there wasn't a unanimous date that worked anyway :)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: lhamo on December 06, 2016, 03:32:44 PM
Yay -- January means I can come!

Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Glenstache on December 06, 2016, 06:14:05 PM
Can I suggest that we try either Jan 4 or 5 at 6 or 6:30 at the central district Chucks? The location seemed convenient to many in previous meetups.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: cheddarpie on December 07, 2016, 09:31:29 AM
I could do either Jan. 4 or 5 at Chuck's CD!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: FIFoFum on December 07, 2016, 04:56:46 PM
I vote for the Wed (1/4). Thursday (1/5) doesn't work for me.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: SisterX on December 07, 2016, 05:08:25 PM
Those dates and that location might work for me. Location in particular, as I could bus/bike it rather than drive.

However, my brother and his family are supposed to be in town sometime around then (not sure of the dates yet) so I might miss because I'm spending it with out of town family.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Glenstache on December 12, 2016, 03:42:01 PM
Shall we lock it in for Jan 4 at 6pm at CD Chucks?

My schedule is trying to fill in around then so I'd personally like to settle on a time/date.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: asch on December 14, 2016, 10:22:25 AM
Jan 4th 6pm at CD Chuck's is great for me! Looking forward to getting out and seeing folks.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Glenstache on December 14, 2016, 11:11:22 AM
Also posted over to book-face for Jan 4 at 6pm.

Edit: some unplanned events have greatly curtailed my available free time the next couple of weeks and I won't be able to make it to this one. If someone could bring a piece of paper with an obvious mustache on it to make us easier to identify, that would be great. Enjoy and I hope to see you all at the next one!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: JoJo on January 04, 2017, 10:32:14 AM
Bumping.  I'm planning on going and can bring a mustache.  Will try to be by 6.  Anyone else for sure coming?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: GreenShirt on January 04, 2017, 01:52:13 PM
I forgot about it until I saw this post, but yes I'm coming.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: FiveSigmas on January 05, 2017, 01:36:37 PM
Thanks for bringing the mustache, Jojo! It was great to meet/catch up with you all.

BTW: For those curious, here are the details of the U.K. Chautauqua:

http://jlcollinsnh.com/2017/01/02/chautauqua-united-kingdom-august-2017/
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Glenstache on February 28, 2017, 06:11:50 PM
I think all who participated agreed that the recent Seattle travel meetup extravaganza last weekend was a rousing good time.

In the interest of keeping that momentum going, I suggest getting another Seattle meetup on the books. How about Tuesday March 14th at 6pm? Chucks in the CD seems to work pretty well.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Jon_Snow on February 28, 2017, 06:32:38 PM
I think all who participated agreed that the recent Seattle travel meetup extravaganza last weekend was a rousing good time.

In the interest of keeping that momentum going, I suggest getting another Seattle meetup on the books. How about Tuesday March 14th at 6pm? Chucks in the CD seems to work pretty well.

Ugh...don't tempt me man.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Glenstache on February 28, 2017, 06:33:59 PM
I think all who participated agreed that the recent Seattle travel meetup extravaganza last weekend was a rousing good time.

In the interest of keeping that momentum going, I suggest getting another Seattle meetup on the books. How about Tuesday March 14th at 6pm? Chucks in the CD seems to work pretty well.

Ugh...don't tempt me man.
Bring LS this time!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: JoJo on March 01, 2017, 12:18:28 PM
I'll probably be there.  CD is way better than north.  I can't stand having to get onto I-5 from the eastside, I-90.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: cheddarpie on March 01, 2017, 02:41:38 PM
Works for me!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: PowerMustache on March 03, 2017, 01:40:52 AM
I should be able to make it too, though might be more like 6:30 for me.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: leontager on March 03, 2017, 10:32:53 PM
I'll be there
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: shadowmoss on March 05, 2017, 10:24:42 AM
For Jon Snow and other out of towners:  I am looking into Tukwila International Blvd parking area for the light rail - near SeaTac.  I haven't found the prices yet, but it has to be less than the $45/day Jon paid during our meetup.  The light rail pass would be about $2.75 ea way.  Don't decide to break a $20 at the ticket machine unless you want to do like me and listen to 17 $1 coins drop into the change area.  I already showed that the Green Tortoise Hostel has private rooms for around $70/night.  So, the cost of a night in Seattle for a meetup drops drastically with some hacking.

EDIT:  Looks like parking at the Tukwila International Blvd parking area (600 spaces) is free.  You are welcome.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: jingleszheng on March 08, 2017, 04:14:59 PM
My SO and I just recently moved here from NYC/Philadelphia and would love to meet the Seattle gang and join the March 14th meetup. Any updates on details?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Glenstache on March 08, 2017, 04:20:34 PM
My SO and I just recently moved here from NYC/Philadelphia and would love to meet the Seattle gang and join the March 14th meetup. Any updates on details?
Great! Welcome to the PNW! Details are still the same for 6pm on 3/14 at Chuck's Hop Shop (delicious beer in the Central District neighborhood). 

You may also be interested in the fb page which has the same info:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1051424764875648/
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: JoJo on March 08, 2017, 05:34:46 PM
With the big group do you suppose Chuck's will reserve a table for us?   the last time we had a smaller group and we still had to fight for a table (as a single person to leave so we have a spot).

Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: FiveSigmas on March 09, 2017, 10:41:58 PM
I am so there on the 14th. Do they serve pi?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: JoJo on March 10, 2017, 09:14:10 AM
I am so there on the 14th. Do they serve pi?

The food truck is    
5pm Hallava Falafel

You'd have to come back on the 15th for Wicked Pies.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Glenstache on March 10, 2017, 10:20:39 AM
I am so there on the 14th. Do they serve pi?

So irrational! I was wondering when someone would get around to that joke. But seriously, Chuck's does not serve pi(e), but will let you bring your own. In that vein, I hope you (or someone, anyone really) bring this:
(http://myspacenyc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/pi-pie.jpg)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: FiveSigmas on March 10, 2017, 09:01:21 PM
So irrational!

I was really trying to transcend any name-calling, Glenn.

Anyway, see y'all on Tuesday!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: jingleszheng on March 11, 2017, 11:17:56 PM
Thanks! We have plans until 8PM unfortunately.  When might you guys stay until? Otherwise, I joined the FB group so we can catch the next event.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: PhoenixHeat on March 12, 2017, 10:12:34 PM
I think all who participated agreed that the recent Seattle travel meetup extravaganza last weekend was a rousing good time.

In the interest of keeping that momentum going, I suggest getting another Seattle meetup on the books. How about Tuesday March 14th at 6pm? Chucks in the CD seems to work pretty well.

Too bad wife and I will be in town 15-17th! Sad will miss the mustachian folk :(
Ugh...don't tempt me man.
Bring LS this time!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Glenstache on March 14, 2017, 09:31:26 AM
Just a reminder that this is tonight at 6pm at Chucks Hop Shop in the Central District. We usually end up hanging out for a couple of hours, so I would anticipate things winding down between 8 and 9. May go longer (or not). No real set schedule.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: cheddarpie on March 14, 2017, 07:55:37 PM
Something came up (an actual crisis involving a norovirus, followed by a bout of exhausted introversion) and I am sorry to miss this! Hope y'all had fun.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: FiveSigmas on March 14, 2017, 10:19:46 PM
Thanks Glen for suggesting the meetup. It was a lot of fun to (re-)meet you all!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: PowerMustache on March 15, 2017, 07:30:01 PM
I had lots of fun! Thanks Glen for organizing and everyone else for coming. FiveSigmas, this is my last time "re-meeting" you -- next time it will just be "seeing you again".
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: TheBrandon on March 22, 2017, 12:44:42 PM
Hi everyone,

I’m Brandon. I live in Moses Lake.

Just joined MMM forums after being away from the site for a few years and looking forward to connecting with people in the state.

Quick rundown:


I look forward to the next meetup. But until then I'd love to connect with some of you and hear what you're up to. Feel free to email me if you want to connect. :)

Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: jingleszheng on April 13, 2017, 08:15:41 PM
Hey all! We're bummed to miss the last meet-up, so would anyone like to get together maybe on Sun 4/30?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: TheBrandon on April 14, 2017, 12:23:51 PM
4/30/17 works for me for a meetup.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: TheBrandon on April 14, 2017, 04:45:33 PM
If we're looking to meet somewhere West of the Cascades, 5/7/16 works even better for me as I'll already be on that side of the mountains for the weekend.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: PowerMustache on April 19, 2017, 12:20:26 AM
WeaponX, all of our meetups thus far have been in various locations in Seattle. Feel free to check interest for other locations too, but I have a feeling most folks following this thread will be interested in Seattle. The Washington Mustachians Facebook group might be a better place to check interest for locations east of the Cascades, or starting another forum thread.

4/30 or 5/7 would both work for me.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: TheBrandon on April 19, 2017, 09:38:42 AM
I forgot this was the 'Seattle' thread and was just thinking Pacific Northwest for some reason.

Even though I don't live in the Seattle area, I do enjoy visiting there. So completely disregard my last post about where the Meetup would be. :)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: arebelspy on April 20, 2017, 04:34:48 AM
Anyone up for a weeknight meeting?

I'll be in Seattle for a bit starting next week, but have weekends booked (darn all those friends who have, like, jobs on the weekdays!).  Something on May 1-4 (Mon - Thurs), perhaps?

We'll be just north of the city (Lynnwood area), but can get anywhere in a reasonable distance.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Glenstache on April 20, 2017, 10:05:05 AM
Can I suggest Tuesday May 2, 6pm at Chucks Hop Shop on 85th?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: FIFoFum on April 20, 2017, 10:46:41 AM
Can I suggest Tuesday May 2, 6pm at Chucks Hop Shop on 85th?

I would be in for that.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: arebelspy on April 20, 2017, 10:50:35 AM
Can I suggest Tuesday May 2, 6pm at Chucks Hop Shop on 85th?

Great, let's do it!  Adding to my calendar now. :)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: GreenShirt on April 21, 2017, 03:52:18 PM
I should be able to make May 2nd as well. Looking forward to it!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: TheBrandon on April 21, 2017, 07:28:28 PM
I will be there as well!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: seattlecyclone on April 22, 2017, 12:05:20 PM
I'll try to make it, but family logistics might get in the way.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: jingleszheng on April 24, 2017, 04:52:06 PM
I have a graphic design class from 6:30-9:30 so I won't be able to join. Have fun!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Glenstache on April 24, 2017, 05:02:27 PM
I have a graphic design class from 6:30-9:30 so I won't be able to join. Have fun!
Would shifting to Wed May 3 work for you? You got the ball rolling, so it would be nice if you could make it!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Paul der Krake on April 24, 2017, 05:21:06 PM
Thursday on the 4th plz plz
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Glenstache on April 24, 2017, 05:25:56 PM
Thursday on the 4th plz plz

LOL. How about May the fourth (be with you)?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: TheBrandon on April 24, 2017, 05:54:34 PM
I can make the 2nd but the 3rd or 4th would be even better for me.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Paul der Krake on April 24, 2017, 08:32:41 PM
Thursday on the 4th plz plz

LOL. How about May the fourth (be with you)?
Always imbibe on Thursday because nobody will notice how little work you do on Friday. A rule to live by for us working stiffs.

I'll be in Seattle for a bit starting next week, but have weekends booked (darn all those friends who have, like, jobs on the weekdays!). 
So you're saying we're not at the top of your list?!?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Grid on April 24, 2017, 10:42:33 PM
I'm down for May 2nd!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: FIFoFum on April 25, 2017, 08:38:15 AM
I can do May 1 or May 2, but not May 3 or 4. Isn't planning by internet forum fun?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: arebelspy on April 25, 2017, 08:49:37 AM
I added a poll to see what night works best for people.

You can select multiple days.  I'll remove it next week, or when I remember (feel free to PM me if it's still up after the event).
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: JoJo on April 25, 2017, 04:57:45 PM
So bummed I'm going to miss this.  I'm traveling until May 8.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: tpiering on April 26, 2017, 05:28:37 PM
Brand new to the forum, but hoping to get in on this meetup.  I'm just South of Chucks. Looking forward to this!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: T0dd on April 26, 2017, 09:25:30 PM
I'm new to the forum as well- I'd be happy to meet with people in the area at a later date even if the meetup doesn't happy Thursday.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Josey_L on April 27, 2017, 01:35:51 PM
Brand new to the forum, but hoping to get in on this meetup.  I'm just South of Chucks. Looking forward to this!

I'm relatively new to the forum and live just south of Chucks too!  Hopefully we'll get a chance to meet and discover we're neighbors. :)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Glenstache on April 27, 2017, 04:36:04 PM
It looks like May 4 is winning by ever-so-slight a margin. In the interest of locking down a date so that people can make plans for next week, I suggest we commit to 5/4.

Things I'd like to discuss:
- cheap ways to get bikes to Europe
- cheap travel tricks
- good venues for Seattle-area meetups. Chuck's has a lot going for it, but can be tough to get good seating on busy evenings.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: SappaCreek on April 28, 2017, 12:17:47 AM
- cheap ways to get bikes to Europe

Bikes to Europe is super straightforward (hint: it involves our neighbor to the north). Not sure if I can make the 4th, but if I don't, pm me and we'll talk European bike tour tips.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: tpiering on April 28, 2017, 11:19:44 AM
Agreed that Chuck's on a Thursday would be rough.  Better off with a bigger and generally less crowed space like Peddler or Populuxe.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Josey_L on April 28, 2017, 11:47:06 AM
Another great option not far from Chucks is Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery on 85th and Greenwood.  They have plenty of space and you can bring your own food or order from next door as well.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: TheBrandon on April 28, 2017, 03:15:56 PM
Another great option not far from Chucks is Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery on 85th and Greenwood.  They have plenty of space and you can bring your own food or order from next door as well.

Agreed that Chuck's on a Thursday would be rough.  Better off with a bigger and generally less crowed space like Peddler or Populuxe.

I've never been to these places. But my two cents: Whatever place allows us to wander a little to make it easier to connect and meet people would be my preference. Sitting down at tables isn't bad but given the likely size of the turnout I don't think this is ideal. I haven't met any of you and would like to meet as many of you as possible! :)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: seattlecyclone on April 29, 2017, 08:24:51 PM
Chuck's used to be your run-of-the-mill sketchy convenience store. They saw great success once they decided to sell mostly beer (including draft beer) and allow people to drink it there.

The run-of-the-mill sketchy convenience store 20 blocks south at 65th and 8th is trying to pull the exact same maneuver. They remodeled a bit and installed kegs and tables. I went there once a couple months ago. The beer list was a bit smaller than at Chuck's, but there was still plenty of good stuff on there and it was much less crowded. Perhaps worth a try?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: astridlee on May 01, 2017, 09:44:28 AM
Hello all,
 I would like to attend this meet up. Will there be a official date, time and place announcement? If so keep me in the loop and I will try to make it. I live in West. Thanks.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: TheBrandon on May 01, 2017, 12:29:29 PM
Hello all,
 I would like to attend this meet up. Will there be a official date, time and place announcement? If so keep me in the loop and I will try to make it. I live in West. Thanks.

Agreed. We are getting so close now, can we make the 4th the official meetup date?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: arebelspy on May 01, 2017, 03:18:40 PM
No permission is needed; all that needs to happen is for someone to pick a date/time and say so.  :)

I'm not sure if we'll make it on the 4th, but I'll try!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Glenstache on May 02, 2017, 06:11:15 PM
Let's do Thursday May 4 at 6pm.
It seems like we have enough responders that Chucks will be a hard venue to make work. There are a number of other locations that could also work. I suggest that we meet at The Bergschrund because they have a side room with tables that we could probably mostly take over.

The Bersgschrund is at:
4818 17th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107

Here's a google link to make things easier.
https://goo.gl/maps/bj8BTGK67Ew

The Bergschrund is the taproom for the NW Peaks Brewing. I like it because they have maps in the tables, and lots of books and stuff on the walls to make me want to get out into the mountains. And the guys who run it have been very good at supporting local bike events, so I like to steer business their way.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: TheBrandon on May 02, 2017, 06:13:15 PM
Let's do Thursday May 4 at 6pm.
It seems like we have enough responders that Chucks will be a hard venue to make work. There are a number of other locations that could also work. I suggest that we meet at The Bergschrund because they have a side room with tables that we could probably mostly take over.

The Bersgschrund is at:
4818 17th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107

Here's a google link to make things easier.
https://goo.gl/maps/bj8BTGK67Ew

The Bergschrund is the taproom for the NW Peaks Brewing. I like it because they have maps in the tables, and lots of books and stuff on the walls to make me want to get out into the mountains. And the guys who run it have been very good at supporting local bike events, so I like to steer business their way.

Sounds good to me!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Mfertakis on May 02, 2017, 10:14:45 PM
Thanks for setting this up! I'll be there
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Hike on May 03, 2017, 06:11:08 AM
I'll be there too.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: TheBrandon on May 04, 2017, 09:47:40 AM
I've never really done a meetup before. How will recognize each other?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: seattlecyclone on May 04, 2017, 11:07:20 AM
If only we had a secret sign (https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/off-topic/secret-sign-for-mustachians/) for such situations...
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Hike on May 04, 2017, 07:00:37 PM
Just got a table toward the right after you enter. I'm next to my (wet) green bike.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Glenstache on May 04, 2017, 07:16:14 PM
Be there  in 5. Rain lay
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: JoJo on May 04, 2017, 11:33:33 PM
Sorry I missed this one, but really enjoying my blogger convention (thanks open bar!!!).
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: TheBrandon on May 05, 2017, 10:37:02 AM
Sorry I missed this one, but really enjoying my blogger convention (thanks open bar!!!).

(http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/25/254c18f094c033d9eb7dcac053fe6f2dc52d3293ce4abeeb0d24cc1683104639.jpg)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: TheBrandon on May 05, 2017, 10:39:38 AM
It was great to meet a lot of you last night.

I'm looking forward to the next meet up at Gas Works Park. It's supposed the be the Thursday (25th) right before Memorial Day Weekend, correct?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: mookane on May 06, 2017, 10:46:51 PM
Does anyone have info on the Gasworks time/location in the park on 5/24?   Would be my first MMM meet up so hope it works out.  Thx!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: SisterX on May 09, 2017, 02:11:55 PM
Noooo! Stop meeting on Thursdays! That's when my bike group meets and, sorry, I'm going to pick them most of the time. :)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: bb11 on May 13, 2017, 01:17:48 AM
Replying to join in on the fun. I just moved here today for an internship this summer, and am hoping to attend the next one.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: cheddarpie on May 18, 2017, 08:02:59 AM
I'll be out of town for the next one (next week?) but hoping to join again for a summer meetup!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: arebelspy on May 18, 2017, 04:18:50 PM
Seriously.  Last time Mon-Wed worked, but everyone picked Thurs.  We'll be back in town Memorial Day weekend (for Camp Mustache and a wedding), but can't make the Thursday day before CM Gasworks meetup.  :P

Maybe after Memorial Day or something? The Gasworks tends to be fun for those that haven't met Pete yet though, but less intimate than most, I imagine.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Glenstache on May 18, 2017, 04:26:28 PM
Seriously.  Last time Mon-Wed worked, but everyone picked Thurs.  We'll be back in town Memorial Day weekend (for Camp Mustache and a wedding), but can't make the Thursday day before CM Gasworks meetup.  :P

Maybe after Memorial Day or something? The Gasworks tends to be fun for those that haven't met Pete yet though, but less intimate than most, I imagine.

Arebelspy, can you confirm what dates CM is, and what would be a good date relative to that for those passing through the night before to have a meetup?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: arebelspy on May 19, 2017, 11:55:34 AM
Arebelspy, can you confirm what dates CM is, and what would be a good date relative to that for those passing through the night before to have a meetup?

CM is Memorial Day weekend.  Next Fri - the following Monday.

There's always an MMM meetup in Gasworks park the night before (next Thursday night).
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Glenstache on May 22, 2017, 11:30:22 AM
Arebelspy, can you confirm what dates CM is, and what would be a good date relative to that for those passing through the night before to have a meetup?

CM is Memorial Day weekend.  Next Fri - the following Monday.

There's always an MMM meetup in Gasworks park the night before (next Thursday night).
The previous ones all were organized (what little organization it took) based on someone knowing the schedule of people passing through en route to CM. Sounds like we now have that. I'll post something separate in this thread and also to the WA facebook group for Thursday at 6:30.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Glenstache on May 22, 2017, 11:42:57 AM
Pre Camp Mustache Meetup time!
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Thursday May 25 at 5:30pm at Gasworks Park!

Meet on the grass at the end of the pavement just south of the picnic shelters and east of the big equipment. For those that have been there before, this is the same place we've historically met for the pre-CM meetup.

Look for a big crowd of people with bikes and possibly some beverages (please be discreet and aware of park rules).

This link should take you from the parking lot to where we will be gathering!
https://goo.gl/maps/bb4NAhTcv2y
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: MMM on May 23, 2017, 02:29:31 PM
Yeah! I think I will actually get to attend this meetup this Thursday as well, continuing the tradition.

I'll be getting to Seattle that afternoon, riding up from Portland with Brandon Cronan and his lady Taylor, for those of you that know them.

Does anyone live nearby and have a spare couch or something I could crash on? I'll be traveling alone, so as you can see this trip is running in last-minute planning mode :-)

Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: meatgrinder on May 23, 2017, 03:42:32 PM
Yes!  I have a house about 1.5 miles walk/bike up the hill north of gas works.  I'll PM you with more details if you're interested.  -Stephen
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Hike on May 23, 2017, 08:30:51 PM
Also just sent a PM if you still need a bikeable place nearby.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Paul der Krake on May 24, 2017, 08:08:32 AM
Glen's post and facebook event says 630, MMM says 530 on the blog/twitter.

Which is it?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Glenstache on May 24, 2017, 09:13:30 AM
Glen's post and facebook event says 630, MMM says 530 on the blog/twitter.

Which is it?

Revised to 5:30. I'd done 6:30 as that was kind of the default local meetup time as of late.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: bb11 on May 24, 2017, 07:48:59 PM
Looking forward to meeting everyone there!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: UrbanDweller on May 25, 2017, 06:45:27 PM
I am here.  Where is everyone?  I think I'm in the right spot.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: UrbanDweller on May 25, 2017, 06:53:32 PM
Found it.  About 13 of us here already.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Hike on May 25, 2017, 08:04:18 PM
Anyone still there?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: leif on May 25, 2017, 10:51:33 PM
Had no idea there was a regular thread going! Glad to be here. :)

Was great to meet many of you tonight and hope to catch ya'll again soon at future meet ups.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: seattlecyclone on May 26, 2017, 12:59:08 PM
I hope no Mustachians were involved in this!

http://www.myballard.com/2017/05/26/2-shot-at-late-night-party-at-gas-works-park/
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Paul der Krake on May 26, 2017, 03:44:41 PM
I hope no Mustachians were involved in this!

http://www.myballard.com/2017/05/26/2-shot-at-late-night-party-at-gas-works-park/
Another mortgage prepayment discussion that got out of hand...
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Cressida on May 27, 2017, 12:02:51 AM
I hope no Mustachians were involved in this!
http://www.myballard.com/2017/05/26/2-shot-at-late-night-party-at-gas-works-park/
Another mortgage prepayment discussion that got out of hand...

LOL

(literally)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: zero_house on June 09, 2017, 02:36:05 PM
I enjoyed meeting everyone who made it out to Gasworks last month. In fact I got so involved in conversation that I missed out on meeting MMM himself! I heard that this group met somewhat regularly, and I was wondering if just checking this thread was the best way to stay updated or if there was a Facebook or Meetup page somewhere. Thanks!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: TheBrandon on June 10, 2017, 09:48:23 AM
I enjoyed meeting everyone who made it out to Gasworks last month. In fact I got so involved in conversation that I missed out on meeting MMM himself! I heard that this group met somewhat regularly, and I was wondering if just checking this thread was the best way to stay updated or if there was a Facebook or Meetup page somewhere. Thanks!

I've got notifications turned on for this thread whenever there's any posting.

Here's the FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1051424764875648/

I don't think there's anything planned at the moment but if you want to get the ball rolling.....
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: FiveSigmas on June 11, 2017, 01:18:05 PM
FWIW, I just got back in town and would be up for another meetup. If the sunny weather lasts, it'd be nice to have an outdoor get-together (discovery park, maybe?)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: TheBrandon on June 12, 2017, 09:57:27 AM
Are any of you working towards FI by building/running your own business?

I'm working to FI this way and would like to connect with others doing something similar that live in the area. Please PM me if you are!

Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: jingleszheng on June 25, 2017, 12:27:38 PM
How about Sat the 8th around noon? I live by Gennesee Park and there's plenty of street parking around here. Happy to make it a potluck if folks want to bring snacks. Or up for other ideas!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: JoJo on June 25, 2017, 10:45:31 PM
I would like to try... flying in from Indonesia and arriving morning of the 8th.  Depends how jet lagged.  I've missed the last few meet ups.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: jingleszheng on June 26, 2017, 02:26:11 PM
Sure!

The address is 3801 S Alaska Street and you'll see plenty of street parking around here.

Let's plan on noon on the 8th for now and see how many folks can join us. 917 538 4584 is my number if you want to text me.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: leif on July 01, 2017, 11:17:34 PM
I'll be there!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: JoJo on July 05, 2017, 04:25:03 AM
Count me out of this one too.  I realized my flight doesn't arrive until Sunday morning.  Had the dates mixed up.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Kevin M on July 05, 2017, 07:53:35 PM
I will also be there. I just moved to the Seattle area. I'm looking forward to meeting some Washington Mustachians.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: pirate_wench on July 06, 2017, 09:34:57 PM
I always miss these things. I will try to come. This Saturday, July 8? If I make it with mini me, we will only stay about an hour.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: jingleszheng on July 07, 2017, 05:35:27 PM
Great- see everyone at 12PM in front of 3801 S Alaska then. We can walk to the park and if you arrive late just text me!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: leif on July 08, 2017, 01:20:28 PM
We're in the park across the street. Feel free to text 917 538 4584 if you arrive
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: jingleszheng on July 08, 2017, 07:08:20 PM
Fun meeting up with the gang! Would love to host more picnic as the summer weather is spoiling us in Seattle. I'll tentatively propose Aug 13th (Sun) to meet up in another park somewhere if people are around. :)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: SisterX on July 10, 2017, 09:17:07 AM
I keep forgetting that we're 1/3 of the way through July already, which means it's almost August, which means MonkeyJenga is coming to visit! Yay!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Gray Matter on July 10, 2017, 03:29:58 PM
I will be in Seattle August 4-6 if anyone wants to get together then.  I'm happy with coffee or a walk or drinks.  (God, why do I feel like I'm in junior high, standing against the gym wall, waiting for someone to ask me to dance?)

I am visiting my sister, so if no one wants to dance, that's OK.  She'll dance with me. 

(I just made myself sound like an even bigger loser, didn't I?)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: jingleszheng on July 13, 2017, 07:31:59 PM
Great. I'm happy to host again at Genessee Park on Sun Aug 13th around noon? There's parking around our address 3801 S Alaska and the park is right across the road. I'll bring snacks!

If someone wants to host and has another idea- feel free to suggest it.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Cressida on July 16, 2017, 10:42:35 PM
Hi Seattleites. This might be a weird place to post this, so feel free to ignore.

Anyway: I recently scored a pair of boots, women's size 7.5, from my local Buy Nothing group, but the calves of the boots are too big for me. I quit the Buy Nothing group shortly after this transaction (not related to it - I just decided I have a little too much social anxiety to be comfortable with the group), so I can't post them back to the group. I am wondering if any local Mustachians might want them? They're J.Crew black leather dress boots. These (https://dtpmhvbsmffsz.cloudfront.net/posts/2015/06/08/5575415dbf6df5758f008f9c/m_55754ac2620ff7187b008dc7.jpg), but black. I don't think they've ever been worn.

I have a small frame and the boots fit me about like they fit the model in the photo.

Anyway, let me know if there's any interest and I'd be happy to drop them off at a mutually agreeable location. I want someone to use them. I'll donate them in some other venue otherwise.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: JoJo on July 21, 2017, 02:02:16 PM
Any Seattlites want to join a group to carpool to central Oregon for the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21?

Details:
 * In Spray, OR which will have 1 minute and 50 seconds of totality. 
 * My friend booked 2 RV sites on the John Day river for up to 16 people for $500, but we are tent camping on these spaces (no one that has booked yet has and RV)
 * Allows you to camp from Saturday - Tuesday.  We are planning on going down Saturday and returning on Monday.  If you drive separate, you are free to stay until Tuesday.
 * 9 or 10 people confirmed, mostly around ages 40s to 50s, although one 80 and one college kid.  We will be bringing adult beverages.
 * We're only allowed 4 cars, so desire to carpool with 4 to a vehicle from the Seattle area (most of us live on south and east side, planning on taking I-90, then I-84 and side roads down.  $50 per extra car, although there may be places to park in the town of Spray but not guaranteed.
 * If you want to join, just pay your portion of the $500 we paid.  Better yet, if you put together a group of 4 and pay $125 and you can have half of one of the RV spots.   We'd like to get a deposit as we've had a couple friends back out for other commitments.
 * Amenities: 17 port-a-potties and a couple taps for washing, potable water but bring extra with you.
* may be able to share tent but you provide your own gear, food, drinks.
*  Here are pictures of the place.  Supposedly, our spot is very close to the river.  Feel free to bring tubes or raft.
https://www.johndayrivercamping.com/photo-tour/

I also blogged about planning for the trip...
https://thehotflashpacker.com/total-eclipse-2017/


PM me if interested.    Edited:  As of 7/24 I think we're full but msg me if interested.

Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: leif on July 21, 2017, 06:24:32 PM
Sun Aug 13th at noon sounds great. thanks for hosting jingleszheng :)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: GreenShirt on July 24, 2017, 12:16:46 AM
Re: August 13th @ noon sounds fantastic, I'll try to be there!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: jingleszheng on August 03, 2017, 02:42:07 PM
Awesome!

Slight change- I will start the meetup at 11:30AM as I have a commitment at 1PM. Address again is 3801 S Alaska St and feel free to text at 917 538 4584.

Anyone welcome to join us from 11:30AM onward! You guys can keep enjoying the day at the park.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: seattlecyclone on August 05, 2017, 11:14:19 PM
I plan to watch the Blue Angels and other airplanes tomorrow (Sunday) from right about here: https://goo.gl/maps/HNQUtmLy3MT2. Anyone want to join? Looks like a good day to spend outside in a park.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: asch on August 09, 2017, 08:52:08 PM
I love it when forum checking reveals a meetup I can attend! Looking forward to joining folks at Genesee on Sunday.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: jingleszheng on August 12, 2017, 03:07:52 PM
See you all tomorrow! Leif and I were chatting last time about how we sometimes want to help our friends think through finances but of course in normal, polite company it's not always appropriate.

But I'd be the first to volunteer and ask for some advice from the group this Sun! Wondering if others would like the same exercise.

Mini journal:
retirement savings: around 45K in 2 different 401Ks
other savings/emergency fund: 4K in bank, and expecting another 8K soon (from contract work + fin aid) so around 12K by end of sept.
salary: starting a new job soon in Sept. It'll be an internship at 40K and then 60K after 6 months with the company (a UX research agency). I'm transitioning to UX as a career and it means starting over again- but seeing this as a good learning opportunity.
other jobs: work part-time at a restaurant 2 nights a week and it's about $30/hr after taxes, also planning on hosting Airbnb food tour experiences soon. I am a foodie so my side hustles all involve food!
current expenses: around 1800 for everything

Challenge at the moment: saving up to buy my first car so I can commute to this new job, and also I am starting graduate school at the UW which is about 20K a year for tuition and other costs.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: FiveSigmas on August 13, 2017, 05:43:36 PM
Thanks Zheng for putting the meetup together. It was fun to meet you all!

ETA: This (http://www.seattlebikeblog.com/2017/08/04/you-can-now-take-a-bus-hiking-on-weekends-and-there-are-spaces-for-bikes/) is the article about the Issaquah trailhead shuttle that I mentioned.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: leif on August 26, 2017, 01:59:35 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.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Paul der Krake on August 28, 2017, 05:20:48 PM
I'll be there.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: SisterX on August 29, 2017, 10:19:54 AM
As sad as it is to say, that's too far out for me to make definite plans just now. I'll try, is the best I can come up with.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: nickybecky1 on August 29, 2017, 06:11:07 PM
We've been talking about going out of town that weekend, but if we're here, we're in!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: bigalsmith101 on August 29, 2017, 06:53:20 PM
I live in Everett, so it's a haul down there to meet up. But would be worth it. I enjoy driving my beater Honda!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: arebelspy on August 29, 2017, 11:48:27 PM
Hey peeps, we'll be in Seattle for a few weeks. Anyone wanna hang out?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: bigalsmith101 on August 29, 2017, 11:50:34 PM
Hey peeps, we'll be in Seattle for a few weeks. Anyone wanna hang out?

Hey Peep, which few weeks? Guaranteed you'll find some people to hang out with. (including me)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: arebelspy on August 30, 2017, 12:00:50 AM
Hey peeps, we'll be in Seattle for a few weeks. Anyone wanna hang out?

Hey Peep, which few weeks? Guaranteed you'll find some people to hang out with. (including me)

These next few weeks.  :)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: bigalsmith101 on August 30, 2017, 12:03:25 AM
Hey peeps, we'll be in Seattle for a few weeks. Anyone wanna hang out?

Hey Peep, which few weeks? Guaranteed you'll find some people to hang out with. (including me)

These next few weeks.  :)

Pick a date. Guaranteed you'll get some attendees. What area of Seattle are you staying at?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: arebelspy 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?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Paul der Krake on August 30, 2017, 08:46:12 AM
Downtown please. Burbs be scary.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: GreenShirt 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.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: JoJo on August 31, 2017, 04:49:58 PM
Since the weather is so nice, I prefer a park/picnic.  But with good/free parking.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: BigMoneyJim 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 trip—well, not "planning" so much as intending—to 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.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: arebelspy on September 01, 2017, 07:58:08 PM
Sweet! PM me when you know the approximate dates you'll be getting to Seattle.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: lessismorekevin 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.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Misstachio 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 :)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: arebelspy 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.  :)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Seattle Carter 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.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: JoJo 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?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Misstachio 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
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: GreenShirt 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.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: jingleszheng 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. :)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: InevitableFI 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.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: arebelspy 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.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: InevitableFI 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?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: arebelspy 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).
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: seattlecyclone 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.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: BigMoneyJim on September 15, 2017, 09:32:41 PM
Wow, time flies. But I drove. I'm in town, and I'll show up.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Glenstache 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.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: leif 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 :)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: BigMoneyJim 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.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: arebelspy 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.)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: leif on September 16, 2017, 10:10:18 PM
FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1051424764875648/
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: seattlecyclone 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.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: arebelspy 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?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Paul der Krake on September 17, 2017, 11:20:52 AM
Maybe.

-Aaron
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: GreenShirt on October 27, 2017, 01:12:36 PM
It's been a while since we met up last, let's do it again!

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

Current options:

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

I'll let the poll run overnight and tally the results tomorrow.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: GreenShirt on October 29, 2017, 08:30:11 PM
The green lake park option won by a wide margin, so let's meet there!

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

If the weather sucks we'll take it inside to the Green Lake community center, otherwise we'll meet outside. Hope to see some of you there!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: rhrgrt on October 31, 2017, 07:31:04 PM
I do not use Facebook so I can't comment there, but I like the sound of Saturday the 4th, 1 pm at Green Lake park. Is there any other info I'm missing from the FB group post?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: arebelspy on October 31, 2017, 09:01:05 PM
I do not use Facebook so I can't comment there, but I like the sound of Saturday the 4th, 1 pm at Green Lake park. Is there any other info I'm missing from the FB group post?

Doesn't look like it. Read the post directly above yours. :)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Half Stached on October 31, 2017, 09:52:53 PM
Wow - the meet-up is just a couple of blocks from our condo. I haven't been to one of these before, but I look forward to meeting all of you!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: GreenShirt on November 01, 2017, 01:44:31 PM
If you get to Green Lake and can't find us on Saturday, feel free to give me a text or call at (252) five-four-8 : six-two-six-five
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: lessismorekevin on November 02, 2017, 07:34:26 PM
Excellent idea, thanks!  See you on Saturday.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: GreenShirt on November 04, 2017, 01:37:33 PM
Let's meet inside the community center, it's cold enough outside to be unpleasant.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: GreenShirt on November 04, 2017, 03:02:34 PM
We've relocated because the center was closed - if you're trying to find us give  a text or call at 252 548 6265. It's only a few blocks away


[edit] spelling
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: GreenShirt on November 08, 2017, 11:02:21 PM
I propose another meet up

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

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

If you use facebook, https://www.facebook.com/events/534068403596037/ (https://www.facebook.com/events/534068403596037/) is the event page. If anything changes (like when or where) I'll post the update here as well.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: APowers on November 18, 2017, 04:18:54 PM
I don't really know where else to post this so that the right people will find it...but I figure here is a good place to find Seattle/Tacoma peoples. Please redirect me, if there's a better place to post this.

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

If anyone has a 4+bedroom/3+ bathroom house that they'd be willing to rent for a long weekend (friday afternoon through tuesday morning-- 4 nights), we'd be willing pay $200/night, and dust/vacuum/clean the house before we leave.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: rhrgrt on December 05, 2017, 10:00:11 PM
I propose another meet up

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

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

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

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

Thanks for putting another one together.

Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: GreenShirt on December 08, 2017, 01:37:55 PM
I propose another meet up

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

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

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

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

Thanks for putting another one together.
Not a problem! Hope to see you all there!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: GreenShirt on December 10, 2017, 01:54:04 PM
Thanks to everyone who showed up yesterday!

Michele is offering to host again tentatively in early February - the details are still being worked out but I'll update you when we have more solid dates.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: arebelspy on December 10, 2017, 02:41:05 PM
We'll be in town visiting family for Christmas through just after New Years.

Anyone want to get together in the week between these events?  (Likely indoors at a restaurant, due to weather.)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: FiveSigmas on December 10, 2017, 08:08:32 PM
I wasn't able to make Saturday's meetup, but would definitely be up for an end of year get-together.

IIRC, last time we went to Belltown pizza (http://belltownpizza.net/), which I thought was pretty good. Chucks (https://chuckscd.wordpress.com/) in the central district is also a popular MMM site (although it's a bar, so it'd be a no go for Annabelle -- and I assume Ali can't drink).
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: arebelspy on December 10, 2017, 08:15:30 PM
I wasn't able to make Saturday's meetup, but would definitely be up for an end of year get-together.

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

Sweet!

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

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

3rd Place Books in Lake Forest Park or something?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: FIFoFum on December 10, 2017, 08:56:08 PM
3rd Place Books in Lake Forest Park or something?

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

I'm also biased because it's close to where I live. :)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: FiveSigmas on December 10, 2017, 09:23:29 PM
TPB sounds good to me!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: GreenShirt on December 11, 2017, 12:54:41 AM
I'm up for something too, Third Place Books works as well as any for me.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: arebelspy on December 11, 2017, 06:50:42 AM
Great!  TPB it is!

How about Saturday, January 30th at noon?

(I am literally just throwing something out there, and pretty much any date/time works for us, so if that doesn't work for you, or if a weekday evening is better or whatever, speak up! :) )
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: GreenShirt on December 11, 2017, 05:03:21 PM
Great!  TPB it is!

How about Saturday, January 30th at noon?

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

I've got the whole week off so any day works for me, but Mrs. GreenShirt works on the 30th. The 28th or 29th (Thursday/Friday) are her days off - could we do one of those days instead?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: arebelspy on December 11, 2017, 05:53:04 PM
I did mean that, thanks!

Either of those work for me.

@FIFoFum @lhamo @FiveSigmas  or anyone else? :)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: FiveSigmas on December 11, 2017, 07:01:39 PM
Any of those three dates works for me, as long as it's an afternoon/evening meetup.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: lhamo on December 11, 2017, 08:56:43 PM
I will try to make it -- if it isn't raining too hard I can be very Mustachian and ride my bike even!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: GreenShirt on December 13, 2017, 10:57:20 AM
Barring something from @FIFoFum, how about Friday the 29th at 3pm? @FiveSigmas Is that afternoon/evening enough?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: FIFoFum on December 13, 2017, 11:14:48 AM
I can do either Dec 29 or Dec 30.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: FiveSigmas on December 13, 2017, 11:18:11 AM
Friday, Dec. 29 @ 3 P.M. at TPB works for me.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: arebelspy on December 13, 2017, 05:28:50 PM
Friday, Dec. 29 @ 3 P.M. at TPB works for me.

Us too!

Make it so!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: JoJo on December 14, 2017, 11:47:46 AM
Is doing it on a saturday or a little later on friday not a possibility for those of us that work?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: arebelspy on December 15, 2017, 01:51:39 AM
Is doing it on a saturday or a little later on friday not a possibility for those of us that work?

That Saturday didn't work for GS, but later Fri could certainly work. Can you propose a time that works for you?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: meatgrinder on December 17, 2017, 11:22:14 PM
The office will be dead that day so I should be able to make it anytime on Friday.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: JoJo on December 18, 2017, 07:54:08 PM
Is doing it on a saturday or a little later on friday not a possibility for those of us that work?

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

Even moving to 4pm will make it more doable.  I can sneak out early.   
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: FiveSigmas on December 18, 2017, 10:44:00 PM
4 works for me.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: GreenShirt on December 19, 2017, 11:05:47 AM
ditto
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: JoJo on December 19, 2017, 04:32:27 PM
That would be really awesome.  I can sneak out anytime after 3 so 4 is much better.  I've skipped the last few since I've been traveling alot.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: arebelspy on December 19, 2017, 05:50:31 PM
Cool!



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



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


See you all then!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: arebelspy on December 19, 2017, 06:15:00 PM
So I originally posted yay, great for 4pm in the above post.

But I just realized we'll run into time issues with dinner (e.g. we'll want to head out by 6 so we can get somewhere, or back home, and eat by 7)... if we start at 4, we'll only have 2 hours. The last meetup I was at in September, we easily spoke for 4+ hours.

So I decided, why not just set it to 3pm-6pm+? Anyone who can make it at 3, great. If you can make it at 4, or 5, or whatever, cool.

We'll be there at 3. And still there at 4, and at least through six.

Hope to see everyone who can make it any time in there!  :D



Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: JumboShrimp on December 27, 2017, 07:15:31 PM
I plan on attending, can get there around 4.

Looking forward to meeting fellow Mustachians!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: FIFoFum on December 27, 2017, 09:24:20 PM
I'm planning to be there at 3 as well. Looking forward to seeing everyone!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: GreenShirt on December 29, 2017, 09:04:25 PM
Thanks again, arebelspy, for suggesting. It was fun meeting and talking with everyone again!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: meatgrinder on December 29, 2017, 09:59:03 PM
I came down with something nasty and didn't want to infect you guys.  Glad it was a good time.  I plan on attending the next!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: FiveSigmas on December 29, 2017, 11:13:42 PM
Thanks again, arebelspy, for suggesting. It was fun meeting and talking with everyone again!

Yeah, it was a nice turnout. Look forward to meeting you next time, meat.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: GreenShirt on January 07, 2018, 12:32:25 AM
Thanks to everyone who showed up yesterday!

Michele is offering to host again tentatively in early February - the details are still being worked out but I'll update you when we have more solid dates.
I've got a solid date, let's meet again!

When?
Saturday, February 10th from 1-4pm

Where?
CRD Design Build (3929 Stone Way N, Seattle)

I've cross-posted this event on the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2099109973653890/

See you all then!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: FiveSigmas on January 08, 2018, 06:23:29 PM
Marked my calendar. Thanks GS!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: GreenShirt on January 23, 2018, 10:35:29 PM
Thanks to everyone who showed up yesterday!

Michele is offering to host again tentatively in early February - the details are still being worked out but I'll update you when we have more solid dates.
I've got a solid date, let's meet again!

When?
Saturday, February 10th from 1-4pm

Where?
CRD Design Build (3929 Stone Way N, Seattle)

I've cross-posted this event on the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2099109973653890/

See you all then!
bump - in case there are people who haven't seen this yet that want to go
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: cheddarpie on January 28, 2018, 10:13:35 AM
Thanks for the bump! I'm hoping to make this one, pending snow conditions. :)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: FiveSigmas on February 14, 2018, 09:39:23 AM
Thanks GS (and our gracious hosts) for a great meetup on Saturday!

I think I recall someone asking about the Seattle-to-Portland bike ride. The event is in July, but registration for 2018 just opened yesterday:

https://cascade.org/rides-major-rides/kaiser-permanente-stp-presented-alaska-airlines

If you're interested, book now (tickets go pretty quickly).
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: GreenShirt on February 15, 2018, 02:17:42 PM
Thanks GS (and our gracious hosts) for a great meetup on Saturday!

I think I recall someone asking about the Seattle-to-Portland bike ride. The event is in July, but registration for 2018 just opened yesterday:

https://cascade.org/rides-major-rides/kaiser-permanente-stp-presented-alaska-airlines

If you're interested, book now (tickets go pretty quickly).
Thanks FiveSigmas. I'm definitely interested, it's something that's been on my bucket list ever since hearing about it.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: GreenShirt on February 15, 2018, 03:08:43 PM
Also, we've got a date set for the next meetup

March 10 (Saturday) from 2:30-4pm.
CRD DEsign Build (3929 Stone Way N, Seattle)

It's the same place as last time - Michele has been an awesome host.
Like last time, the event is also cross-posted on the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/157399111733298/ (https://www.facebook.com/events/157399111733298/)

Hope to see you all there!

[edit] changed the start time from 1 to 2:30pm
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: theMayor on March 02, 2018, 01:30:19 PM
Hello,

I am new to the forum(today) and fairly new to Seattle(here almost a year and half). I would love to come to the meet up. Is anything required or just show up?

Regards,
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: GreenShirt on March 02, 2018, 10:28:03 PM
Hello,

I am new to the forum(today) and fairly new to Seattle(here almost a year and half). I would love to come to the meet up. Is anything required or just show up?

Regards,


Nothing is required, just show up. Hope to see you there!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: JoJo on March 06, 2018, 11:33:31 AM
Has everyone got their King County property tax assessments?  Mine went from about 3600 to 5400.  Can't believe it. 

Might be time to sell.  I'm part time at work and am close to RE.  It's too expensive to keep if I'm out of town most of the time and too expensive to rent (could maybe rent for $2200 but calculate the monthly expenses to be $1150, excluding one-off expenses like finding a renter, cleaning, and repairs). 


Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: cheddarpie on March 06, 2018, 02:49:11 PM
Has everyone got their King County property tax assessments?  Mine went from about 3600 to 5400.  Can't believe it. 

Might be time to sell.  I'm part time at work and am close to RE.  It's too expensive to keep if I'm out of town most of the time and too expensive to rent (could maybe rent for $2200 but calculate the monthly expenses to be $1150, excluding one-off expenses like finding a renter, cleaning, and repairs).

Yep -- there was a big bump this year due to the McCleary school funding issues. In general, property taxes will probably keep going up, but I think the significant bump this year is an anomaly.

Seattle Times had an article on this a couple of weeks ago:
https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/king-county-property-taxes-rising-between-9-and-31-percent-depending-on-your-city/

Property tax bills headed for King County households this month will show big increases that vary widely city by city, according to a new breakdown by King County Assessor John Wilson.

Countywide, the 2018 property tax bills will be 17 percent higher on average than last year’s — due in large part to a school-funding plan approved by the state Legislature and Gov. Jay Inslee last year. That plan, to comply with a state Supreme Court ruling known as the McCleary decision, raised the state property tax rate by $1.01 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, the assessor’s office said.

Bailey Stober, a spokesman for the assessor, said Tuesday the 2018 boost is “the largest property-tax increase in King County in modern history.”

In its new breakdown, the assessor’s office is publicizing the expected tax increases in nearly 40 cities and towns.

The small town of Carnation will see the largest spike, with the tax on the median-assessed-value property ($379,000) rising 31 percent, or more than $1,000, compared with the median property last year.

Normandy Park will get the smallest percentage increase, 9 percent, with taxes for the median-valued home ($559,000) rising nearly $670.

Other cities fall somewhere in the middle. Seattle’s tax increase will be 16.9 percent, so the owner of a median-valued home ($597,000) in the state’s largest city will pay about $825 more than the owner of a median-valued home last year.

In Bellevue, the increase will be 21.6 percent, with the owner of a median-valued home ($791,000) paying $1,300 more than the owner of a median-valued home last year.

...
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Glenstache on March 06, 2018, 03:35:07 PM
Has everyone got their King County property tax assessments?  Mine went from about 3600 to 5400.  Can't believe it. 

Might be time to sell.  I'm part time at work and am close to RE.  It's too expensive to keep if I'm out of town most of the time and too expensive to rent (could maybe rent for $2200 but calculate the monthly expenses to be $1150, excluding one-off expenses like finding a renter, cleaning, and repairs).

If it makes you feel any better, my property taxes in Chelan County also bumped up by about 14%. My neighbor's tax rate increased by 36% this year according to public records, which is similar to many other properties in the neighborhood. This appears to be related to the value of the improvements/structures (mine are very modest in comparison).
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: JoJo on March 06, 2018, 05:48:23 PM
I guess I got hit with the double whammy of the tax increase + a pretty major bump in valuation despite no improvements being made.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: lhamo on March 06, 2018, 07:40:50 PM
Our valuation somehow hasn't gone up yet, so our increase was pretty modest compared to last year. 

We paid around $300k over the assessed price so once they bump up values taxes are going to be painful.  I've budgeted for it, but still....
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: GreenShirt on March 07, 2018, 10:13:21 PM
Also, we've got a date set for the next meetup

March 10 (Saturday) from 1-4pm.
CRD DEsign Build (3929 Stone Way N, Seattle)

It's the same place as last time - Michele has been an awesome host.
Like last time, the event is also cross-posted on the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/157399111733298/ (https://www.facebook.com/events/157399111733298/)

Hope to see you all there!

Edit - the start time has been changed from 1pm to 2:30pm.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: asch on March 13, 2018, 07:44:21 PM
I'm curious if there are other folks from Seattle who plan to return to a local rural area when they retire? And if so, where are you thinking of going?

I grew up on a farm and while I have definitely come to appreciate the luxuries of everything being in walking distance I know that the right thing for me will be to return to an area where I can have some land. I want to grow all my own potatoes and a million flowers, not full scale farming, but a lot more than my current shaded garden plot allows.

Any chance there is a PNW town that is already being taken over by mustachians? :)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: GreenShirt on March 20, 2018, 12:07:44 AM
Let's meet again in April. Since it's tax season, I pushed the meetup back until after taxes are due.

When? April 28th, 1-4pm
Where? Wallingford Playfield (https://goo.gl/maps/kns1qTgwEKt), but a fallback of CRD Design Build (https://goo.gl/maps/DjyNZPbUtXm) if the weather is bad (hopefully it's not!)

[edit 2018-04-27 @7:22pm ] We won't be able to use CRD Design Build as a fallback

Like always, I've cross-posted the event on the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/885781311602288/

Hope to see you all there!


[edit] the 28th, not the 21st. Sorry for any confusion
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: FiveSigmas on March 20, 2018, 10:53:24 AM
Let's meet again in April. Since it's tax season, I pushed the meetup back until after taxes are due.

When? April 21st, 1-4pm
Where? Wallingford Playfield (https://goo.gl/maps/kns1qTgwEKt), but a fallback of CRD Design Build (https://goo.gl/maps/DjyNZPbUtXm) if the weather is bad (hopefully it's not!)

Like always, I've cross-posted the event on the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/885781311602288/

Hope to see you all there!

Great! See you then.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: GreenShirt on March 20, 2018, 12:23:02 PM
Let's meet again in April. Since it's tax season, I pushed the meetup back until after taxes are due.

When? April 21st, 1-4pm
Where? Wallingford Playfield (https://goo.gl/maps/kns1qTgwEKt), but a fallback of CRD Design Build (https://goo.gl/maps/DjyNZPbUtXm) if the weather is bad (hopefully it's not!)

Like always, I've cross-posted the event on the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/885781311602288/

Hope to see you all there!

Great! See you then.

Awesome, yeah looking forward to it.

[edit] it's actually april 28, not 21. I messed when originally creating it
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: SeaWA on March 28, 2018, 12:28:05 PM
I'm curious if there are other folks from Seattle who plan to return to a local rural area when they retire? And if so, where are you thinking of going?

Any chance there is a PNW town that is already being taken over by mustachians? :)

My wife and I have been looking at property in Bellingham. We each lived there at different points in our lives (her for undergrad, and me during a gap year). We have great friends in Bellingham and like the access to outdoor activities. I've been looking for rental properties so someone else can start paying our mortgage in the town. It seems that you can get a good house in the 400s, which may be expensive by much of the standards in the US, but seems very reasonable in comparison to Seattle.

Do you have any other candidate sites?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: SeaWA on March 28, 2018, 12:30:59 PM
Let's meet again in April. Since it's tax season, I pushed the meetup back until after taxes are due.

When? April 21st, 1-4pm
Where? Wallingford Playfield (https://goo.gl/maps/kns1qTgwEKt), but a fallback of CRD Design Build (https://goo.gl/maps/DjyNZPbUtXm) if the weather is bad (hopefully it's not!)

Like always, I've cross-posted the event on the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/885781311602288/

Hope to see you all there!

Great! See you then.

Awesome, yeah looking forward to it.

[edit] it's actually april 28, not 21. I messed when originally creating it

What do people do during these meetups? I live nearby, and I'm interested in meeting fellow FI literate people. Or, I suppose, seeing if any of my existing friends show up :)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: FiveSigmas on March 28, 2018, 05:55:05 PM
What do people do during these meetups? I live nearby, and I'm interested in meeting fellow FI literate people. Or, I suppose, seeing if any of my existing friends show up :)

Hi SeaWA.

It's pretty much like the forums, only in person *. Mostly it's a mixture of introductions, asking questions, and sharing success stories (and a sometimes a little bitching about work ;-)). Very casual -- there're no big presentations or anything.

I like it because it lets me put faces to people. That said, many of the folks lately have come from the Facebook group and aren't on the forum. Still a great way to meet fellow Mustachians.

* Although fortunately, I don't think there's been any real-life flame-wars, yet.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: FiveSigmas on March 28, 2018, 06:02:51 PM
Or, I suppose, seeing if any of my existing friends show up :)

You joke -- there's definitely been at least one case of "wait... YOU'RE here, too?"
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Paul der Krake on March 28, 2018, 10:17:30 PM
* Although fortunately, I don't think there's been any real-life flame-wars, yet.
I hate it when everyone is reasonable.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: SeaWA on March 28, 2018, 10:39:49 PM
What do people do during these meetups? I live nearby, and I'm interested in meeting fellow FI literate people. Or, I suppose, seeing if any of my existing friends show up :)
...many of the folks lately have come from the Facebook group and aren't on the forum. Still a great way to meet fellow Mustachians.

Thanks, I'll try to make the next one. I loath FB, so I'll only be able to reference forum and blog jokes though...
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: vacica on April 12, 2018, 09:21:42 PM
Let's meet again in April. Since it's tax season, I pushed the meetup back until after taxes are due.

When? April 28th, 1-4pm
Where? Wallingford Playfield (https://goo.gl/maps/kns1qTgwEKt), but a fallback of CRD Design Build (https://goo.gl/maps/DjyNZPbUtXm) if the weather is bad (hopefully it's not!)

Like always, I've cross-posted the event on the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/885781311602288/

Hope to see you all there!


[edit] the 28th, not the 21st. Sorry for any confusion

Hey everyone!

I have just moved to Seattle area from Prague. I am reading MMM for over a year already and would love to meet up with some like minded people. The link to the Facebook event doesn't work for me. I get an error message that the content is not available right now. Is there any fb group to join?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: seattlecyclone on April 14, 2018, 05:28:28 PM
Let's meet again in April. Since it's tax season, I pushed the meetup back until after taxes are due.

When? April 28th, 1-4pm
Where? Wallingford Playfield (https://goo.gl/maps/kns1qTgwEKt), but a fallback of CRD Design Build (https://goo.gl/maps/DjyNZPbUtXm) if the weather is bad (hopefully it's not!)

Like always, I've cross-posted the event on the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/885781311602288/

Hope to see you all there!


[edit] the 28th, not the 21st. Sorry for any confusion

Hey everyone!

I have just moved to Seattle area from Prague. I am reading MMM for over a year already and would love to meet up with some like minded people. The link to the Facebook event doesn't work for me. I get an error message that the content is not available right now. Is there any fb group to join?


Try joining Washington Mustachians (https://m.facebook.com/groups/1051424764875648?id=1051424764875648&ref=content_filter&_rdr) first.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: sol on April 14, 2018, 05:41:54 PM
Try joining Washington Mustachians (https://m.facebook.com/groups/1051424764875648?id=1051424764875648&ref=content_filter&_rdr) first.

What about those of us who refuse facebook?  Are we just out in the cold?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Paul der Krake on April 14, 2018, 05:52:47 PM
Try joining Washington Mustachians (https://m.facebook.com/groups/1051424764875648?id=1051424764875648&ref=content_filter&_rdr) first.

What about those of us who refuse facebook?  Are we just out in the cold?
Have your people get in touch with my people and we'll keep them in the loop.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: FiveSigmas on April 14, 2018, 05:58:11 PM
Try joining Washington Mustachians (https://m.facebook.com/groups/1051424764875648?id=1051424764875648&ref=content_filter&_rdr) first.

What about those of us who refuse facebook?  Are we just out in the cold?

In capitalist United States, Facebook refuses you.

That said, GS has kindly promised to cross-post all event announcements to this thread.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: sol on April 14, 2018, 08:03:27 PM
Has everyone got their King County property tax assessments?  Mine went from about 3600 to 5400.  Can't believe it. 

Might be time to sell.  I'm part time at work and am close to RE. 

You guys all know that retired Washington mustachians don't have to pay property taxes, right?  If your combined household income is under $57k, you can defer your property taxes until you sell your home.  They accrue interest in the interim, but you're not paying it so what does it matter? 

Details are under the "Limited Income" tab:  https://dor.wa.gov/find-taxes-rates/property-tax/property-tax-exemptions-and-deferrals

 
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: seattlecyclone on April 14, 2018, 09:59:04 PM
Has everyone got their King County property tax assessments?  Mine went from about 3600 to 5400.  Can't believe it. 

Might be time to sell.  I'm part time at work and am close to RE. 

You guys all know that retired Washington mustachians don't have to pay property taxes, right?  If your combined household income is under $57k, you can defer your property taxes until you sell your home.  They accrue interest in the interim, but you're not paying it so what does it matter? 

Details are under the "Limited Income" tab:  https://dor.wa.gov/find-taxes-rates/property-tax/property-tax-exemptions-and-deferrals

And once you're 61, you get some dramatic tax breaks if you have an income under $40k. It doesn't even need to be repaid once you or your heirs sell the house. The woman we bought our first house from was on that program at the time and she was paying a quarter of the standard rate.

Combine all this with a lack of state income tax while you're in your higher-earning years and building your stash, and it's really quite a nice situation for Mustachians.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: vacica on April 15, 2018, 03:43:51 PM


Hey everyone!

I have just moved to Seattle area from Prague. I am reading MMM for over a year already and would love to meet up with some like minded people. The link to the Facebook event doesn't work for me. I get an error message that the content is not available right now. Is there any fb group to join?


Try joining Washington Mustachians (https://m.facebook.com/groups/1051424764875648?id=1051424764875648&ref=content_filter&_rdr) first.

Just asked to join. Thanks!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: GreenShirt on April 27, 2018, 08:20:56 PM
Try joining Washington Mustachians (https://m.facebook.com/groups/1051424764875648?id=1051424764875648&ref=content_filter&_rdr) first.

What about those of us who refuse facebook?  Are we just out in the cold?

In capitalist United States, Facebook refuses you.

That said, GS has kindly promised to cross-post all event announcements to this thread.

Capitalistic swine, indeed. Yes, I do my best to keep things cross-posted :) There's not much you miss on facebook. An occasional post here and there; so far no other meetups except the ones that I've been organizing (makes my job of cross posting is pretty easy)

Speaking of meetups (next one is tomorrow if you haven't heard: https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/meetups-and-social-events/seattle-area-meet-up/msg1939548/#msg1939548 (https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/meetups-and-social-events/seattle-area-meet-up/msg1939548/#msg1939548)),

1) I won't be able to make the meetup tomorrow (sucks, but I hope everyone else that goes has fun)
2) We won't be able to use CRD Design Build as a fallback this time in case of rain. I have been assured, however, that there is a lovely gazebo in Wallingford park that can act as a shelter in case the weather turns nasty.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: FiveSigmas on April 27, 2018, 09:52:47 PM
I won't be able to make it tomorrow either. Hope everyone else has fun!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Gray Matter on May 10, 2018, 08:00:57 AM
Hello Seattleites!  Gray Matter and 94 will be in Seattle next week and are available for a casual meet-up on Friday evening (May 18) if anyone is interested. 

We're staying in the Belltown area and have no knowledge of good meet-up spots, but are willing to travel by foot or public transportation is someone has a recommendation.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: bandk on May 16, 2018, 11:18:29 PM
Hello Seattleites!  Gray Matter and 94 will be in Seattle next week and are available for a casual meet-up on Friday evening (May 18) if anyone is interested. 

We're staying in the Belltown area and have no knowledge of good meet-up spots, but are willing to travel by foot or public transportation is someone has a recommendation.

Hello!

We wouldn't mind hanging out with some fellow mustachians this Friday. If the weather is nice, I'd like to suggest Myrtle Edwards park. I think the three rocks could make a good meeting spot.

Picture for reference: https://www.seattle.gov/images/Departments/ParksAndRecreation/Parks/MNOP/MyrtleEdwards6.jpg
Approximate location on google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/5vxh8RS4BRU2

To make us easier to recognize, there's two of us: a 5' asian girl and a 6'1" white guy with long curly hair.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: arebelspy on May 16, 2018, 11:22:18 PM
Juanita Beach Park could be nice if you want to stay on this side of Lake Washington. :)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Gray Matter on May 17, 2018, 08:22:40 PM
For anyone interested in a casual meet-up tomorrow, Friday, May 18 in Seattle, 94 and I will be at Olympic Sculpture Park at 6 pm.  We'll be standing conspicuously by the big white head (Echo statue) where Broadstreet meets Alaskan Way.  From there, we can decide if we want to take a walk in Myrtle Edwards Park or go for a beer or...? 

If we change locations, we'll post an update here.

Hope to see you (someone!  anyone!) there.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: NinetyFour on May 19, 2018, 05:02:09 PM
Hello Seattleites!  Gray Matter and 94 will be in Seattle next week and are available for a casual meet-up on Friday evening (May 18) if anyone is interested. 

We're staying in the Belltown area and have no knowledge of good meet-up spots, but are willing to travel by foot or public transportation is someone has a recommendation.

Hello!

We wouldn't mind hanging out with some fellow mustachians this Friday. If the weather is nice, I'd like to suggest Myrtle Edwards park. I think the three rocks could make a good meeting spot.

Picture for reference: https://www.seattle.gov/images/Departments/ParksAndRecreation/Parks/MNOP/MyrtleEdwards6.jpg
Approximate location on google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/5vxh8RS4BRU2

To make us easier to recognize, there's two of us: a 5' asian girl and a 6'1" white guy with long curly hair.

It was fantastic meeting @bandk last night!  Such an interesting couple--living the dream mustachian life in Seattle!  I sure hope you start a journal and share your story with all of us as you head toward FIRE!  :-)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: bandk on May 19, 2018, 11:20:07 PM
It was fantastic meeting @bandk last night!  Such an interesting couple--living the dream mustachian life in Seattle!  I sure hope you start a journal and share your story with all of us as you head toward FIRE!  :-)
Yeah, it was really awesome to meet you guys too! Thanks for sharing all the cool stories and photos of Guantanamo Bay, your sweet camper, etc!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: arebelspy on May 20, 2018, 06:41:53 AM
Wish I could have made it, but 6 is too close to Annabelle's bedtime (of 6:45) when the place was 30min away (we'd have had to be there from 6-6:15, then leave).

5pm (or earlier, like afternoon) tends to work better for us.

How long are you two in town for?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: fierymillennials on May 20, 2018, 08:14:12 AM
Hello Everyone! I'm Gwen, co-host of Fire Drill Podcast. My awesome co-host J and I were going to attend the usual Thursday-before-Camp Mustache-meetup with Mr. Money Mustache, but he won't be here until Friday this year! :( So, J and I are taking up the mantle and hosting a meetup Thursday, May 24th in Gas Works Park at 730 pm. We'll be on top of the big hill next to the big metal thingies. If it gets weathery or dark, we'll relocate to a nearby brewery (or something). Hope to see a few Mustachians out there!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: NinetyFour on May 20, 2018, 08:16:35 AM
Wish I could have made it, but 6 is too close to Annabelle's bedtime (of 6:45) when the place was 30min away (we'd have had to be there from 6-6:15, then leave).

5pm (or earlier, like afternoon) tends to work better for us.

How long are you two in town for?

GM and I both left Seattle yesterday.  :(

I will be back up there in August as I drive up to Canada, so I would like to try to see some Seattle peeps again at that point.  Don't know where you'll be at that time, Rebel.  If I don't see you then, looks like I will see you at CM*TO in September!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: arebelspy on May 20, 2018, 01:20:07 PM
Wish I could have made it, but 6 is too close to Annabelle's bedtime (of 6:45) when the place was 30min away (we'd have had to be there from 6-6:15, then leave).

5pm (or earlier, like afternoon) tends to work better for us.

How long are you two in town for?

GM and I both left Seattle yesterday.  :(

I will be back up there in August as I drive up to Canada, so I would like to try to see some Seattle peeps again at that point.  Don't know where you'll be at that time, Rebel.  If I don't see you then, looks like I will see you at CM*TO in September!
D'oh! Sorry I missed you. :)

We'll be in Quebec City July - September. But looking forward to seeing you again at CM*TO!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: FIreDrill on May 28, 2018, 03:50:19 PM
Posting to follow.

Newish to the area.  Would love to meet some fellow Mushtachians sometime!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: GreenShirt on May 31, 2018, 11:44:43 AM
With Camp Mustache Seattle having just happened, is anyone interested in meeting, maybe sometime in June?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: arebelspy on June 02, 2018, 12:40:57 AM
With Camp Mustache Seattle having just happened, is anyone interested in meeting, maybe sometime in June?

Yes!  See: https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/meetups-and-social-events/vancouverseattle-camping-meetup-june-910-2018-(bellingham-washington)/ (https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/meetups-and-social-events/vancouverseattle-camping-meetup-june-910-2018-(bellingham-washington)/)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: GreenShirt on June 02, 2018, 11:25:40 AM
With Camp Mustache Seattle having just happened, is anyone interested in meeting, maybe sometime in June?

Yes!  See: https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/meetups-and-social-events/vancouverseattle-camping-meetup-june-910-2018-(bellingham-washington)/ (https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/meetups-and-social-events/vancouverseattle-camping-meetup-june-910-2018-(bellingham-washington)/)
Oh right, I remember seeing that. I'm actually camping that weekend too, but with a different group of friends so I won't get a chance to go.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: FrugalZony on July 04, 2018, 12:14:50 AM
UPDATE: Found a spot! Thanks!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: shadowmoss on July 08, 2018, 09:46:00 AM
Martin Way Mobile Home Park.  It is south of Seattle by a bit, maybe an hour depending on traffic.  It is just west of Marvin Rd on Martin Way, which is just off the I5.  There is the train to get to SeaTac, I believe.  I used a shuttle service when I lived there, not cheap but doable.  I lived there 10 years ago when I worked at the Post.  There are a few other smaller parks in the area.  A Costco in sight, and grocery stores in walking distance.  Not far at all from the Sound. with a nice State Park on the water just up Marvin Road on the other side of I5.  It is a 55+ park, but they gave me some lattitude as I had just turned 54.  A lot depends on how full they are, I think.  Current reviews are mostly ok.  Lacey is between Tacoma and Olympia, literally each is a couple of Interstate exits each way.

Martin Way Mobile Home Park
8103 Martin Way E # 20, Lacey, WA 98516
(360) 491-6840
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: FrugalZony on July 08, 2018, 10:26:24 PM
Martin Way Mobile Home Park.  It is south of Seattle by a bit, maybe an hour depending on traffic.  It is just west of Marvin Rd on Martin Way, which is just off the I5.  There is the train to get to SeaTac, I believe.  I used a shuttle service when I lived there, not cheap but doable.  I lived there 10 years ago when I worked at the Post.  There are a few other smaller parks in the area.  A Costco in sight, and grocery stores in walking distance.  Not far at all from the Sound. with a nice State Park on the water just up Marvin Road on the other side of I5.  It is a 55+ park, but they gave me some lattitude as I had just turned 54.  A lot depends on how full they are, I think.  Current reviews are mostly ok.  Lacey is between Tacoma and Olympia, literally each is a couple of Interstate exits each way.

Martin Way Mobile Home Park
8103 Martin Way E # 20, Lacey, WA 98516
(360) 491-6840
Thank you @shadowmoss, I'll look into it!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Daisy on August 03, 2018, 11:02:53 PM
Posting to see if there are regular meetups in Seattle. I am arriving on October 6th. May stay a week.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: minnie1928 on August 10, 2018, 08:41:40 PM
ChooseFI Seattle August meetup - 1pm at Gas Works Park on August 25th at 1pm. Come join us to meet like minded folks! Feel free to bring a sharable snack and a comfy chair or blanket. Children and pets are welcome!   We'll be towards the back of the park, near the concrete sculpture tunnel thing that you can walk through.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: GreenShirt on August 22, 2018, 12:53:23 AM
If anyone is around on Monday, 8/27, Jeremy and Winnie from Go Curry Cracker are also having a meetup in Gas Works Park (6-8pm)
(original source: https://www.facebook.com/events/513216472472921/ (https://www.facebook.com/events/513216472472921/))
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: FiveSigmas on August 22, 2018, 09:59:18 AM
Thanks Minnie, GS, for the cross-posts! I won't be able to make the 25th meetup, but I've put the GCC meetup on my calendar.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Another Dreamer on September 03, 2018, 07:58:37 PM
Looks like I'm a week late haha. How often do y'all meet up? What's the attendance like?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: GreenShirt on September 12, 2018, 01:03:15 AM
It's usually somewhere between a month and every couple of months from my experience, and usually half a dozen to a dozen people show up.

That said, I'm up for meeting this month, is anyone else?

I propose Sunday, Sept. 23rd @ 1pm in Green Lake Park (7201 East Green Lake Dr N, Seattle, WA 98115). If the weather isn't too bad, we can meet outside, otherwise we can meet inside the community center.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Daisy on September 12, 2018, 11:32:28 AM
I will be in Seattle from October 7-10. Not sure if anything is going on then...
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: wordnerd on September 12, 2018, 11:42:17 AM
PTF since we're moving to the area soon. We won't make the next meet up, but potentially the one after.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Call_Me_Jeff on September 15, 2018, 02:48:42 PM
I'm new to the forums and pretty new to the Seattle area. I can't do the proposed Sept 23rd date but I'd like to meetup, I'll keep my eye out for future dates.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: GreenShirt on September 18, 2018, 01:11:28 AM
@Daisy, not anything that I know of, but if you want to throw something out there for one of the days you're in town I'd be happy to join in if I'm able (as I'm sure others would be too)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: FiveSigmas on September 18, 2018, 01:35:23 PM
@Daisy, not anything that I know of, but if you want to throw something out there for one of the days you're in town I'd be happy to join in if I'm able (as I'm sure others would be too)

+1. I can't make the September meetup, but I should be available in October. Always nice to meet more MMM'ers!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: bandk on September 23, 2018, 01:30:51 PM
Is the meeting today still on? If so, where exactly are we meeting (Greenlake's pretty big...)?

We'll probably be a bit late, but if it's happening, we'll definitely show up at least!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: GreenShirt on September 23, 2018, 01:53:23 PM
Yep it's still happening. I haven't gotten there yet so no spot picked out yet. Tentatively, meet near the community center entrance and then we'll figure it from there
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: bandk on September 23, 2018, 02:50:40 PM
Where did you guys end up? We're by Greenlake now, but can't see any obvious mustachians :)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: GreenShirt on September 23, 2018, 02:58:57 PM
We're sitting on a blanket by the lake, north ish of the community center entrance
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Daisy on September 25, 2018, 06:30:54 PM
@Daisy, not anything that I know of, but if you want to throw something out there for one of the days you're in town I'd be happy to join in if I'm able (as I'm sure others would be too)

Sounds good.

I arrive on Saturday, October 6th at night. I suppose for those working types, meeting on Sunday, October 7th may be best? How about Sunday night? I don't know the area, so pick a place. I will be staying around the Harrison Ridge Greenbelt, but can probably meet anywhere. I will be visiting a friend that works at Microsoft during the week...another possible area.

If you'd like to meet during the week that would be fine too.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: TeamCoffee on October 05, 2018, 09:28:03 AM
Hello!  Is anyone doing this Seattle meetup??  My husband and I are new to the moustachian philosophy (and Frugalwoods!), so we would love to meet up with other peeps! 
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: GreenShirt on October 06, 2018, 10:09:46 PM
@Daisy, not anything that I know of, but if you want to throw something out there for one of the days you're in town I'd be happy to join in if I'm able (as I'm sure others would be too)

Sounds good.

I arrive on Saturday, October 6th at night. I suppose for those working types, meeting on Sunday, October 7th may be best? How about Sunday night? I don't know the area, so pick a place. I will be staying around the Harrison Ridge Greenbelt, but can probably meet anywhere. I will be visiting a friend that works at Microsoft during the week...another possible area.

If you'd like to meet during the week that would be fine too.

There's a place not too far from you called Chuck's Hop Shop that's a casual place to meet. Do you want to try for Sunday around 6 or 6:30, or try a week day?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Daisy on October 07, 2018, 12:25:01 AM
@Daisy, not anything that I know of, but if you want to throw something out there for one of the days you're in town I'd be happy to join in if I'm able (as I'm sure others would be too)

Sounds good.

I arrive on Saturday, October 6th at night. I suppose for those working types, meeting on Sunday, October 7th may be best? How about Sunday night? I don't know the area, so pick a place. I will be staying around the Harrison Ridge Greenbelt, but can probably meet anywhere. I will be visiting a friend that works at Microsoft during the week...another possible area.

If you'd like to meet during the week that would be fine too.

There's a place not too far from you called Chuck's Hop Shop that's a casual place to meet. Do you want to try for Sunday around 6 or 6:30, or try a week day?

I just arrived in Seattle. Sunday at 6 or so at Chucks Hop Shop sounds great! I saw it is a mile from where I am staying. Who else is in?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Aggie1994 on October 07, 2018, 01:13:36 PM
Hi I work in Bellevue area and currently live in Bothell/Mill Creek area until the summer. Would love to meet up with others. I have read for a while on the app but not posted much on the forums.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: GreenShirt on October 07, 2018, 06:10:48 PM
I'll be at Chuck's closer to 6:30 (I'll be wearing a green sweater). See everyone then!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Daisy on October 07, 2018, 06:14:10 PM
I'll be at Chuck's closer to 6:30 (I'll be wearing a green sweater). See everyone then!

Ok see you then. Green shirt, living up to your name.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Daisy on October 07, 2018, 07:33:11 PM
I am here wearing a purple jacket.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: arebelspy on October 11, 2018, 11:44:51 PM
Anyone near the Lynnwood area? My wife and I just moved here and it'd be great to meet up with other Mustachians!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: seattlecyclone on October 12, 2018, 11:49:37 AM
Anyone near the Lynnwood area? My wife and I just moved here and it'd be great to meet up with other Mustachians!

You actually live in one place now?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: brandonbrews on October 17, 2018, 12:48:50 PM
We've been MIA for a bit (we had a kid and another one is one the way!) but I thought I'd check in to see when the next get-together is.  It looks like we missed the October one but how's November 3rd or 17th for everyone? 

And welcome (back?) arebelspy and family! 
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: wordnerd on October 17, 2018, 01:18:27 PM
We could do either the 3rd or the 17th. What time of day are meetups generally? With kids, I'd prefer morning or mid afternoon, but understand that may not work for the group.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Aggie1994 on October 17, 2018, 02:34:39 PM
Anyone near the Lynnwood area? My wife and I just moved here and it'd be great to meet up with other Mustachians!

I am off 164th on the way to Mill Creek but I consider it close to Lynnwood! I haven't posted much on the forums but followed the articles for years now.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Aggie1994 on October 17, 2018, 02:36:38 PM
We've been MIA for a bit (we had a kid and another one is one the way!) but I thought I'd check in to see when the next get-together is.  It looks like we missed the October one but how's November 3rd or 17th for everyone? 

And welcome (back?) arebelspy and family!

I can do either date! Will be new to the group.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: arebelspy on October 21, 2018, 03:48:57 PM
Either date works for us, with a slight preference for the 17th. :)
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: arebelspy on October 22, 2018, 09:13:50 AM
Any venue suggestions? Should we do Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park again?
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: FiveSigmas on October 22, 2018, 09:50:30 AM
Any venue suggestions? Should we do Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park again?

Third Place Books would work for me (especially if the weather turns out to be less than good).
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: FIFoFum on October 22, 2018, 09:52:44 AM
I also like Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: brandonbrews on October 23, 2018, 11:06:20 AM
To get a date on the books so people can plan, how about the 17th at Third Place LFP?  Maybe 1pm-4pm (or whenever people feel like wrapping up)? 
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Aggie1994 on October 24, 2018, 03:20:51 PM
To get a date on the books so people can plan, how about the 17th at Third Place LFP?  Maybe 1pm-4pm (or whenever people feel like wrapping up)?

sounds good to me! Looking forward to meeting folks as this will be my first meetup.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: wordnerd on October 24, 2018, 03:22:41 PM
To get a date on the books so people can plan, how about the 17th at Third Place LFP?  Maybe 1pm-4pm (or whenever people feel like wrapping up)?

sounds good to me! Looking forward to meeting folks as this will be my first meetup.
Likewise!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: TeamCoffee on November 04, 2018, 08:43:57 AM
My husband and I will be there, along with our three kids! 
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: FiveSigmas on November 11, 2018, 06:42:36 PM
I've marked my calendar for the 17th. Looking forward to seeing y'all.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Tami1982 on November 12, 2018, 09:07:17 PM
Off to see if the Sounder is running on Saturday for some sort of sporting event... :P
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: GreenShirt on November 16, 2018, 10:11:59 PM
1-4 works for me, I'll join in!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: seattlecyclone on November 17, 2018, 12:21:21 PM
I think I'll come.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: brandonbrews on November 17, 2018, 12:28:54 PM
We'll likely be there closer to 2pm, or one of us will stay home with our toddler and the other will be on time. Regardless, we're looking forward to catching up with or meeting you all.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: TeamCoffee on November 17, 2018, 01:06:24 PM
We will also be there closer to 2!
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: FIFoFum on November 17, 2018, 02:09:13 PM
We have a table in the middle. Look for a very bright neon jacket.

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Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: brandonbrews on November 17, 2018, 03:30:23 PM
We're running late and wouldn't be able to stay long so we'll have to miss this one. Sorry to miss you all. Hope you had great conversations.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: FiveSigmas on November 17, 2018, 06:05:53 PM
It was a nice mix of old and new faces today! Sorry your family couldn't make it today, Brandon. Hopefully we'll catch you next time.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: Aggie1994 on November 17, 2018, 07:02:54 PM
It was nice meeting everyone! I am off to the journals LOL.
Title: Re: Seattle area meet up
Post by: TeamCoffee on November 17, 2018, 09:17:55 PM
It was so great meeting you all today!  Hopefully having real people that I know working towards similar goals will actually help me stick with it.  You guys rock.