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From: Jason
Sent on: Monday, December 24, 2012 10:54 PM
A lot of good info is passing around.  I'd be willing to help with the
organizing that Peter mentioned, to the extent I can.  I'm still new to the
area, so I'd need to work with someone who knows Seattle.  I agree that
Rick's comments are on the mark.  Organisers should use the points he made.

I'm 38.  I moved to Ballard in September from the DC area.  I work in
Everett, so commuting after work can be tricky.

-- I don't drink, so bars are of no interest.  It would be good to have
events away from bars, which aren't conducive to chatting and meeting folks
without having to scream over music or other chatter.  Coffee houses are
cool, and Seattle certainly isn't lacking in options on that front.  Some
tend to be cramped, so we'd have to select well for a group to mingle

-- I have no problem driving to Kirkland or Lynnwood or wherever to meet
folks.  I can take folks with me if someone needs a ride.  Carpooling is
also a good way to get to know people and it's green at the same time!  I
agree with a few people in the thread who said that having everything in
Belltown and Capitol Hill gets annoying.  Both areas are hard to find
parking, and everything is very congested.   Buses are great when commuting
to work, but not as much so for social events.  It would be good to rotate
the location so everyone gets a chance to be close.  Would Kenmore or
Bothell be central enough for those of us not in Cap Hill?
-- I always enjoy games.  A good round of cards is always a nice forum to
get people talking.  Perhaps a bowling night would be good for meeting
people?  Mini golf?

-- I'm cool with lesbians, but obviously, I have greater interest in meeting
guys, so I can potentially meet someone.  When I find Mr. Right, we even
have the right to get married now!  ;-)  Hooray for Washington!

-- Perhaps we could take a survey.  Who are you?  Where are you?  How old
are you?  Who are you looking to meet?

Jason in Ballard

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