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Old 06-24-2011, 02:35 PM   #21
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I am still waiting for the ER dating forum to be set up.
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Old 06-24-2011, 02:56 PM   #23
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Bogleheads has an annual meeting and John Boggle has attended many times (health willing). Many members meet up as their paths cross too. I think they had some meetings here in Dallas, way back in the day.
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Old 06-24-2011, 05:23 PM   #25
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I don't think I would get too dressed up for a forum get together, but I would brush my hair and dab on a bit of vanilla extract behind my ears...
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I laughed aloud when I saw those pictures. Thank you for making me laugh !
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Old 06-24-2011, 09:59 PM   #27
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I went to a meetup when Nords came to Houston. Folks were down-to-earth and fun to be with. Dress was very casual. I think Nords was overdressed in shorts, T-shirt, and sandals, but I can't recall clearly. Photos were posted here, but have since turned into dead-end links.

Everyone paid their own bar tab.
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Old 06-25-2011, 07:46 AM   #28
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Somehow, I think a group of ers would look like a skid row convention, given the general frugality and not caring over much about appearances.
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Y'all know where I live--bring it!
We WILL show up one of these years with our tent and beer, wearing the appropriate green hippy attire!
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Why is the guy on the right wearing glasses over his crotch? Can't see where he's going?
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I think I spotted an ER Forum member when I was visiting my daughter in Oregon, a few years back. Definitely LBYM but he probably has a couple of million at Vanguard.
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I think I spotted an ER Forum member when I was visiting my daughter in Oregon, a few years back. Definitely LBYM but he probably has a couple of million at Vanguard.
That's me. I have a spacious home in a box under the Markham Bridge.
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Why is the guy on the right wearing glasses over his crotch? Can't see where he's going?
......and why isn't there only one lens?
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......and why isn't there only one lens?
I would be more concerned about the fit of the eyeglass nose bridge myself...
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Mr. and Mr. Amethyst will gladly attend, dressed to the nines, as long as somebody else is paying.

If required, we will even sit through a presentation on annuities or estate planning - if the food is really good.

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Showoff, we were thinking you'd show up with Schaefer Lite. I do have a friend with a moonshine still, though.

We could always have a virtual meetup and send pictures of whatever attire we thing would be most appropriate for the party. Here's one from a past Green Party in full tacky regalia!
So Sarah, is that your normal day to day 'tude, or are you heavily alcohol enhanced in this pic?



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Are there any kind of early retirement meetups of this forum?
I've been to a few...

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There have been a few gatherings (search "chapter meeting") over the years. Most have ended badly due to disputes over who was picking up the bar tab paying off their mortgage or investing the money...
... but I swear that one wasn't my fault.

I'm not sure what gives you the image of a high-class affair. The last one I attended in Houston featured an armadillo in the parking lot and a bunch of carcasses nailed to the wall. But the attendees and the food were good!
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Here's one from a past Green Party in full tacky regalia!
I'm pretty sure I owned a shirt like that... in 1975...
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I can see how it would be difficult to organize something, because no matter how wealthy a person is on this forum, they wouldn't be willing to split the cost of a lavish get-together, or even any get together, especially because some would be drinking alcohol and some wouldn't, and different amounts, etc. Personally, I hate drinking at bars because it's so much more expensive than a home party, especially in MA. What you'd have to do is have a bar that was stocked beforehand and each person would buy drink tickets for each drink so that it would be much less expensive, just based on the actual cost of the materials.

I still like my idea of having a number that represents how far a person is to ER. Maybe it should be the amount that a person has divided by the total financial amount a person is aiming at, and we would have to decide what to do with mortgages and such. Maybe this has already be done?

I will downgrade my impression: a group of decently dressed people sipping drinks outdoors.
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