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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #100 on: June 01, 2014, 08:49:41 PM »
Saying Hi!  I'm in the North part of St. Paul.  Anyone interested in table top games?  It's a great way to meet without spending much money.

What table tops do you do? I was briefly into warmachine and have a half painted set.  Always up for a good game!
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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #101 on: June 03, 2014, 08:00:14 PM »
Saying Hi!  I'm in the North part of St. Paul.  Anyone interested in table top games?  It's a great way to meet without spending much money.

What table tops do you do? I was briefly into warmachine and have a half painted set.  Always up for a good game!

More like Elder signs, some euro games.  Haven't painted minatures for a while - short on time!

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #102 on: June 12, 2014, 12:48:21 PM »
Longtime reader of the blog, just joined the Forum a short time ago. I'm in the south west burbs.

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #103 on: June 12, 2014, 03:17:06 PM »
Have fun MN mustachians, wish I could make it but it is too far and I'm preggers so no drinks for me. Any east metro folks out there? We're in Lakeland.

I'm in the far east metro too-just a few miles south of you.

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #104 on: June 17, 2014, 08:10:17 PM »
I am in the SW burbs - Minnetonka / Eden Prairie. I am free most of the day (ironic isn't it).
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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #105 on: June 18, 2014, 10:15:48 AM »
I grew up in Minnetonka, not a lot mustachianism going on when I was there. Congrats on FI in such a high COL area!

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #106 on: June 18, 2014, 09:06:29 PM »
Anyone for a meet up in the western suburbs?
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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #107 on: June 18, 2014, 09:58:12 PM »
Have fun MN mustachians, wish I could make it but it is too far and I'm preggers so no drinks for me. Any east metro folks out there? We're in Lakeland.

I'm in the far east metro too-just a few miles south of you.

I'm glad to hear there are others in the East!

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #108 on: June 19, 2014, 09:48:17 AM »
Anybody score tickets to the free Imagine Dragons w/ Atmosphere concert?

I was clicking right at 10am when they came on sale.  No dice though, site was bogged down and I couldn't get through.
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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #109 on: June 20, 2014, 12:27:55 PM »
Same here, couldn't get through to the site to get the tickets. :(

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #110 on: June 20, 2014, 12:28:38 PM »
Anyone for a meet up in the western suburbs?

Sure, I'm in St. Louis Park.

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #111 on: June 23, 2014, 11:37:14 AM »
Hello Twin Cities Mustachians! I'm new to Mustachianism and very new to this forum. I live in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis. If there are any meetups being planned, I'd love to join in. Thanks!

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #112 on: June 23, 2014, 12:20:14 PM »
Same here, couldn't get through to the site to get the tickets. :(

I later learned that people with all-start game tickets got first dibs, then Imagine Dragons did a presale for their fan club, as well as how many were given to sponsors.  I feel there were very few that were actually available for us common folk.
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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #113 on: July 14, 2014, 06:08:49 PM »
I just joined the forums.  I live in WBL and work in Lake Elmo.  I have three kids-- but can make some time on Thursdays if it is a regular meetup.  Speaking of kids, I feel guilty not giving them everything they want, even though I know it is anti-m.  I think it is because I can't spend the time with them so all I got is money.  I am trying to change my mindset to every time I spend money that is adding the time it takes to retirement.  They are 10, 5, and 2 so already missing out and not likely t be reitred until 7-9 years from now at my best estimation. Anyone else a mom and struggling here?

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #114 on: July 15, 2014, 09:03:27 AM »
Dang, I haven't checked this thread in a while and missed the first meet up.

I know summers are tough for people so lets do a weeknight meet up soon! Maybe happy hour time to save some cash? Say 4:30? It looks like we have people east and west. How about W.A. Frost in St. Paul. They have a nice patio and would be relatively quite compared to inside a bar/restaurant.

How about this Thursday the 17th? I can call and make reservations if they take them for the patio.

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #115 on: July 15, 2014, 09:28:39 AM »
Awww, I already have plans all this week.  Looks like a nice place though!  I'm more free in August, so will probably make any happy hours then.

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #116 on: July 15, 2014, 09:44:48 AM »
I could meet at W.A. Frost on Thursday, but I couldn't be there until probably 7 PM. Rocketrex, do you think you'd still be there at that time?

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #117 on: July 15, 2014, 09:48:21 AM »
I could meet at W.A. Frost on Thursday, but I couldn't be there until probably 7 PM. Rocketrex, do you think you'd still be there at that time?

I guess it depends on if others can do the earlier happy hour time.

Are there others out there that are flexible during the day? My preferred time would be during the day sometime but I assumed most people couldn't do that.

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #118 on: July 15, 2014, 10:21:30 AM »
I am available most of the day.

But I am on the west side - Minnetonka.

Isn't W.A. Frost expensive?

There is BOGO pizza deal at Pairings tonight (Tuesdays). They also have some happy hour drink specials.

The have great gourmet pizzas - about $12 (you would get two).

I am open to anything - but St Paul is a little too far.

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #119 on: July 15, 2014, 12:23:54 PM »
I am available most of the day.

But I am on the west side - Minnetonka.

Isn't W.A. Frost expensive?

There is BOGO pizza deal at Pairings tonight (Tuesdays). They also have some happy hour drink specials.

The have great gourmet pizzas - about $12 (you would get two).

I am open to anything - but St Paul is a little too far.


Isn't Pairings in Hopkins? I'd say that is definitely further away from the East siders than Grand Ave is from the West siders. No?

I've found that when planning gatherings like these with local groups, it is best to look at the cities as the 494/694 loop. This would put the "center" of the metro at about 94 and 280. So basically anything around that point will usually get the most attendance.

Tuesdays would work for me as well, so Tue or Thur.


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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #120 on: July 15, 2014, 02:09:48 PM »
Thursday the 17th is Bike Night at the MIA. It's free, there's beer to be purchased and fun to be had. I'll be there. If anyone else is interested in going, let me know!

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #121 on: July 15, 2014, 05:19:17 PM »
Bike Night at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts sounds awesome. Would anyone else be able to make that, or are hearts set on WA Frost/Pairings ? My boyfriend and I would likely be able to make it around 6-7pm if we decided on this location. The others would be feasible too, this just seemed like the most mustachian, and central of the 3 locations.


This is my first post to Twin Cities Forum, but have been hoping for a meetup for a while!

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #122 on: July 15, 2014, 07:35:03 PM »
Shucks, I'm swamped with work this week :(

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #123 on: July 16, 2014, 07:39:42 AM »
Alas, my schedule is full this week (and next week).  The MIA sounds awesome though.

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #124 on: July 16, 2014, 08:34:01 AM »
Bike Night at MIA sounds great! I'm in.

I'll bike over from work, and will probably arrive at MIA between 6:15 and 6:30 tomorrow evening. Any ideas on how the mustachians can find and recognize each other? My bike is red with yellow fenders. I'm tall and have a beard (that probably doesn't help much). I can PM my phone number to whoever will be there.

Should be fun!

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #125 on: July 17, 2014, 10:17:49 AM »
Bike night sounds awesome, but I have a meeting tonight.  I'd be up for a meetup at a park sometime, especially if kids are welcome...  was just looking at this site the other day:  http://www.mplsmusicandmovies.com/  so many nights of free music!

Also hi to the new people - I live in NE Mpls and have a 3 1/2 year old with another one the way in ...  12 weeks?

@Shelly - that is really tough about working, especially with the little one.  Don't suppose there is any scenario where you could take a couple years off?  I get all kinds of shit (from my family mostly) about not "using my degree" (engineering), but I'm much happier being broke and staying at home.  I watch other people's kids for extra cash, it's actually pretty good money and SO nice for the kids to play with each other, I'd say it is usually easier than just staying home with my own alone. 

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #126 on: July 17, 2014, 10:49:56 AM »
What if I don't have a bike? Can I still come to MIA?

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« Reply #127 on: July 17, 2014, 10:57:25 AM »
What if I don't have a bike? Can I still come to MIA?

Yup, and you should! It sounds like there are a few of us going. I'll send you a message with my phone number.

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #128 on: July 17, 2014, 01:45:33 PM »
What if I don't have a bike? Can I still come to MIA?

Definitely. I went to the bike event last year and it's not like people are riding their bikes around. Bikes get piled off to the side and people mingle. I'll be arriving on foot with my dog. See you there!
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« Reply #129 on: July 17, 2014, 02:14:42 PM »
Glad a crew is able to meet! We should be there around 6:45-7:00pm.  Exited to meet some fellow mustachians (and aspiring mustachians)!

Frugal Vegan Mom - we've been to a couple movies/music in the park nights this summer. They are a great time, and quite popular! Picnic baskets, dogs and kids are the most common accessories among participants :)

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #130 on: August 23, 2014, 07:52:19 PM »
Come on - no one in the Western burbs for a meet up? I messages a few people but no response.
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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #131 on: August 24, 2014, 01:25:32 PM »
Replied to your private message.  Sorry about the delay.  I pretty much never check this forum -- too much on my plate.

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #132 on: August 24, 2014, 02:51:12 PM »
I'm Western Burbs and can meet with a group.

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #133 on: September 22, 2014, 06:13:27 PM »
Any interest in a meetup sometime soonish?

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #134 on: September 22, 2014, 07:49:54 PM »
I'm game.  I'm out of town like half of October though.

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« Reply #135 on: September 22, 2014, 09:00:42 PM »
I'd be interested as well, but I am also gone for most of October.
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« Reply #136 on: September 23, 2014, 11:57:52 AM »
I'd be interested as well.  My brother reads MMM, but I don't think he's on the boards.  I'll invite him too when we have a date set.

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« Reply #137 on: September 23, 2014, 02:04:07 PM »
Any ideas? How did the Minnahaha Falls meetup go? I would be keen to meet there if there is interest? 

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« Reply #138 on: October 03, 2014, 08:47:28 AM »
Are we all losers in the Western suburbs? We can't seem to get together.

Anyone for a meet up?
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« Reply #139 on: October 04, 2014, 04:05:55 PM »
Let me point out Gasthof's Oktoberfest is still going on.  You can bring your own mug, and it's good beer!  We could meet for a beverage!

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« Reply #140 on: October 07, 2014, 12:26:53 PM »
I live not too far away from Gasthof's so would be game. This weekend is a little tight for me, would Sunday work?

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« Reply #141 on: October 07, 2014, 12:30:45 PM »
I'm out of town now, lol. For a few weeks. But really, we could do Mustache Brewery Tour. They're all free- summit, surly, steel toe, etc etc.

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« Reply #142 on: October 07, 2014, 12:31:44 PM »
I'm out of town now, lol. For a few weeks. But really, we could do Mustache Brewery Tour. They're all free- summit, surly, steel toe, etc etc.

I'm game! I'll be busy for the next two weekends, but am available afterwards.

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« Reply #143 on: October 07, 2014, 12:37:06 PM »
Excellent! End of October / beginning of November then. Anyone else game?

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« Reply #144 on: October 07, 2014, 12:38:33 PM »
I'm out of town now, lol. For a few weeks. But really, we could do Mustache Brewery Tour. They're all free- summit, surly, steel toe, etc etc.

Just a heads up though, there already is a Mustache Brewing Company, they are located in NY. I would hate for anyone looking to join us to somehow wind up in the wrong state :-).

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« Reply #145 on: October 19, 2014, 09:18:44 AM »
Been reading up to get caught up on the blog for the past month and just joined the forum today. Very interested in meeting up if the group gets together again. Live in the Robbinsdale area near Victory Memorial Pkwy currently until I find a house significantly closer to my work and can get rid of a vehicle.

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« Reply #146 on: October 19, 2014, 12:32:42 PM »
Excellent! End of October / beginning of November then. Anyone else game?

I'm game! After this week is over my schedule should open up.

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« Reply #147 on: October 20, 2014, 08:21:56 AM »
Preferences for a Saturday or a Sunday?  We could shoot for Nov 8 or Nov 9 to give a bit more time for folks to plan.

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« Reply #148 on: October 20, 2014, 08:23:10 AM »
Preferences for a Saturday or a Sunday?  We could shoot for Nov 8 or Nov 9 to give a bit more time for folks to plan.

I would prefer the 9th, a friend of mine is hosting a donut crawl and I'm still debating whether or not to join in.

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« Reply #149 on: October 20, 2014, 08:50:47 AM »
Cool, Sunday works for me.  Anyone else want to weigh in?