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Old 09-19-2007, 11:02 AM   #1
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Hi,

Just wanted to share - I met SecondCor521 the other week here in my home turf of Washington, DC. He was in town visiting family and I suggested dinner one night.

It was fun. We went to one of my favorite places - Jaleo's. It's a spanish tapas place with good sangria.

I like meeting internet friends - have met some Fools, a few people from Fodor's etc. Now I have a face to go with the name 2Cor521! We of course talked about our grand plans to FIRE, and since I can't do that with most of my "real" friends, it was very cool.

If anyone else is ever in DC, let me know!

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Old 09-19-2007, 05:57 PM   #2
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I live in Rockville, MD. I like the more suburb-ish of Rockville than the city. It's a little further away from everything, but still close because of metro.
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Old 09-20-2007, 07:46 AM   #3
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Hi vv - I actually live in Alexandria, but I work downtown, so I metro too.
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Old 09-25-2007, 12:04 PM   #4
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Karen,

Believe it or not I just saw this post!

Yep, it was fun to meet you too, and Jaleo's was a really nice restaurant.

Thanks again for the invite, and I hope your car is doing better ;-)

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Old 09-26-2007, 08:51 AM   #5
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Karen,

Believe it or not I just saw this post!

Yep, it was fun to meet you too, and Jaleo's was a really nice restaurant.

Thanks again for the invite, and I hope your car is doing better ;-)

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Old 09-27-2007, 10:23 AM   #6
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next time u guys meet. May i join in

ER is the things that i can NOT talk to friends around. just internet friends only.


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Old 09-27-2007, 03:42 PM   #7
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Sure, as long as you like tapas and sangria ;-)

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Old 09-27-2007, 04:01 PM   #8
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Darn, sorry I missed it. I live in Rockville, MD. ER is also something my friends and business colleagues don't understand. They're all chasing the almighty dollar (with many spending it quite quickly on shiny new cars, McMansions, and the like).
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Old 09-27-2007, 06:38 PM   #9
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woohoo. More Rockville people. I work right off of Shady Grove Rd near 270. I'm pretty busy before and after work w/ the kids, but lunch anyone?

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Old 09-28-2007, 08:00 AM   #10
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OK, so next time anyone visits DC, we'll post an announcement on here and make a party!

Or, if no one is visiting for a while, we may have to set up a DC get-together!

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Old 09-29-2007, 09:53 PM   #11
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Hello Kaudrey (and all of my fellow ER board members ).

I've been busy over the past few weeks, and am actually relocating to the DC metro area (actually, also looking for places to live in Alexandria, and am finalizing my negotiations on a job in Old Town). So, definitely either update this post or place a new one for the next DCER group!

Perhaps we could model it after the professional organizations, and require each member to gain 10 or 15 ER Freedom Experience Units (FEUs) each year (or some other creative anachronism...couldn't think of what CRAP or other funny anachronisms could stand for )
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1 Sleep in on a weekday for at least 2 hours
2 Attend every local ER chapter event for that year
4 Talk a person into joining the ER forum and seeing the ER light
30 Take a 6 month sabatical
100 Tell your boss from hell where they can really shove that report before walking out the door for the last time
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Old 10-01-2007, 08:11 AM   #12
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Moorebonds- that sounds too much like w*rk!

But welcome to Alexandria, I really enjoy living here. Let me know where you end up!

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Old 10-01-2007, 08:44 AM   #13
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Moorebonds, I'm in Alexandria as well. If you're looking to rent in Old Town, I can tell you a townhouse to stay away from. The landlord is terrible. I just moved out of there and bought my first house in Rosemont. So much better.
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Cripes, I was just in DC for my old job

Anyone in the PNW?
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Old 10-07-2007, 11:38 AM   #15
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Cripes, I was just in DC for my old job

Anyone in the PNW?
Yup. PM me if you want.

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Old 10-09-2007, 04:29 PM   #16
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You DC people having all the fun. I feel left out But if any of you guys are passing through Atlanta, let me know. I'll even buy the first round
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Old 10-10-2007, 10:33 PM   #17
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Hi there! Another DC Metro local here... Old Tow Alexandria too! Small world! My husband 'Bearkeley' and I used to be on this board a lot, but things have been crazy lately with work, so we haven't been around in awhile. I love sangria, so please pm me too if you guys decide to get together again!

Ninja - we plan to be in Atlanta over the next 3 months and we'll be sure to pm you too. There are a few Atlanta folks on this board...xman is one worth pm-ing. I haven't met him but plan to when we visit Atlanta!
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Live in tysons

I live and work in Tysons Corner area. Nice place to make money and save for early retirement, but would not want to retire here.
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Old 10-12-2007, 06:29 PM   #19
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i like to join the party. anytime u guys get together in DC area, please include me.


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Old 10-14-2007, 10:48 AM   #20
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Anyone in the PNW?
Yes, Oregon.
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