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Think of this as Summer Camp for Adults.

In our digital world the more online, plugged in and connected we become the more disconnected we become from others. This group, with intention uses social medial to be Social in Real Life.

The mission of this group is its name.

Los Angeles is vibrant and diverse city. We have the opportunity to explore it and make new friends while doing so. Meetup is one of the few (maybe only) websites dedicated to having it's participants get offline and do things in reality.

There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met. (William Butler Yeats )

EVERYONE IS WELCOME INTO THE GROUP!

This is a place where everyone can just come as they are, and mingle with people who are like them AND who are NOT like them. We are not limited, restricted or exclusive by age, gender, gender preference, national origin, relationship status, etc. To put it more simply this group is open to all. All ages, all genders, all sexual orientations, all types - And that includes you!!!

There are plenty of meetups that exclude based of one reason or another. Or there plenty meetups where people self segregate. This meetup is neither of those. Diversity is coveted here. People are not monochrome and neither are we. You will fit in perfectly and find a lot of folks who just like you in certain aspect, and differ from you in others. It's the good kind of variety of life.

Some events on this group may specify limits at times. Those will be clearly noted when needed. At times they may be age delineated, or even gender related. Limits are placed often as a means to control size. The event can then be repeated/recycled with a different limit range. If there is an event you really wish to go to with a limit, . . . please contact me. You can be the impetus and the catalyst for the next event in the different limit/range. Other times the limit can be waived or bent as needed.

Challenge yourself and importantly, BE yourself and expand your horizons and comfort zone. Let your hair down! Go wild! Be open minded and be non-judgmental. The group is based off quality events to bring people together from positive social interaction. Anyone who wants to explore an alternative, bohemian, experimental, strange, obscure, weird, wild, absurd, bizarre, avant garde, unconventional, wild-at-heart side of Los Angeles is welcome!

In the interest of making events successful . . . I will spread events across other meetup groups to bump up attendance. For as you know, . . . sometimes people don't show up. Some Organizers get really bent out of shape about that. I do however know that life happens. Even if it's 10 mins before the event. Just change your rsvp. No worries. No harm-no foul. There is not any sort strikes or penalty system, and there is nobody keeping score. The exception will be if it is listed as a "no flake" event. On those you gotta give good notice of changes. It's about fun and community. What I have found is that by being mellow and and having good events more show up. We tend to have 80% or more attendance. I approach with compassion. So if you don't make one event or another. . . try and make it to the next, or the one after that. When you do make it, .. . . we will be glad you are there and all are welcome.

Here are the basics of group rules.

Do NOT contact members who you have not met in real life.

Avoid Put Downs.

Speak For Yourself.

Listen To Others.

You Have The Option To Pass.

Expect Unfinished Business.

While there are flexible attendance rules. There are sex/gender related rules. As a guideline do not message people you have not met in person. This is not an online dating place. Ladies: If a guy messages you please contact me. There have been problems with that happening over meetup in general. It's just not cool. Meetup is about real life and not virtual. Guys, . . . get off your computer and come to an event. Say hello in person. Smile, . . . be personable and decent. And just be there to get to know people and make friends of whatever gender. You can always use new good friends. And this is one way to make/meet them. Wingman tactics and and Pickup artist tactics are similarly not allowed in this group. Organizers of another group that are not an organizer or host here are also not allowed to solicit members.

The rest of the rule are just good ways to live and be.

These rules apply here AND on like-minded sister groups.

Photo and Name: You are allowed to join with whatever name and whatever photo. HOWEVER the main organizers may request you change either name or photo a their discretion. Names that are products, promotional, advertisements are red flags that will be requested to change or be removed. If you are using a photo that is not your face, a current face photo may be requested. Here is the rule of thumb. Fake name and fake photo will be requested to change to a real photo and a real name or face removal. Real photo and fake name is usually fine. Fake photo and real name is usually fine.

IF you need to maintain privacy of both then contact the main organizers and just ask. That's all it takes usually.

All organizers on the group do have different set of rules.

The rules simplified.

• No Emailing (do not use the bulk email feature in any way)

• No outside links

• Great Copy

• Great Pix

• 4 weeks notice is best.

• List any money costs in the first 2 or 3 lines.

Not too many rules. Not too complicated. They all have to do with respect for the membership.

Let's talk a little more about age: Are you in your 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s ? (btw some write 20's 30's 40's 50's 60's 70's 80's 90's ). I am often asked "What age range is this group?" 20 40 maybe? 30 50 perhaps? Or even 60 70. Forties ( forty's forty ), Fifties ( fifty's fifty ) of sixties ( sixty's sixty ) or older does matter. 24-39 3000 20+ 30+ 50+ 60+ & under or over. We are just aiming at good community.

Yeah, . . . All that is great, . . . But I still have one question, . . . What age is your group?

Age is a state of mind. And our state (this group) has no borders.

If so then you may be looking for us!

We do NOT discriminate by age, sex or gender, gender preference, origin, religion, belly button lint, etc . . . .

Do you enjoy friendship, activities, key networking, casual socializing, parties learning, sharing, inspiration? You do!?!?! How about personal and professional development with active nerd adult ( adults ) who like adventure ( adventurers, adventures, adventurous ) stuff that may involve silly dance game ( games ) and cool nerds with addicting, amazing fun? Great!!!! There will be sweet things to discover while engaging in retro revival underground unique geeky exploration of fringe play plus speed punk quirky sophisticated spectacular geek socials with high society making savvy friends. It will be an offbeat odyssey of an outing to nerdy paradise and we will party at random places (see locations below). Come and share fine no flake ( flakes ) fun that is free or inexpensive and goes late into the lovely night. Left, right or center, we will live life together and enjoy.

We do some sports related events. Are you interested in teammates players for your sport or hobby? Such as bowling, trivia, camping, biking, hike, hikes, hiking, snowboarder, snowboarding, ski, skiing, kayaking? Or even related to bmi, exercise, fitness, healthy, lock pong, recreation, recreational, outdoor, york Halloween, mammoth mountain, St Patrick's, Ensenada, un scrabble solitaire poker or more!!! We run the range.

A bigger majority of what we are cultural ( culture ), language, travel, music, arts, festival, performance, crave, dining, exotic, restaurant, food, foodie, architecture, art, artistic, urban, or ballet. But it does not stop there. We also do comedy, concert ( concerts ), cook, cooking, theater, theatre, culinary, cultural, tours, sub-culture, subculture sponge ( sponges ), performances, dances, dancing, museums, musical ( musicals ), bars, foodies, dinner, dinning, bbq, beach, restaurants, trips, cruise ( cruises ), cuisine. And even with all that we still to even more!!! Including, flea n farmer (farmers) market ( markets ), boutique, burlesque, crafting, craft, create, creating, sushi, pho, pizza, tastings, tickets, kim chi, tai kimchi, deserts, eating, festivals, film, films, galleries, games, karaoke, movies, sutra kama karma.And now the important question. Did we miss one? Oh. . . OK then, . . Send that so we can add it to the list.

Aside from the High Brow we do engage in the Low Brow such as wine, beer, drink, bar hopping, dive bars ( dives ), rave ( raver ravers raves raving ), hip-hop hiphop, hole holes-in-walls, crawl crawls, trance techno, dubstep, night nightclub, nightlife, nights. As well as classic club clubbing, clubs eclectic, edm electro electronica, pubs, pub speak, speakeasy, drinks, meet meeting mix mixer mixers mixing, greet, happy hour hours haunts, Did somebody say volunteer mingle? Let's DoLA or make a Timeout and TimeoutLA. LAist anyone?

So the High Brow and the Low Brow get together and make up THE KNOW BROW and that is all about people and who makes us up.

By ethnicity we very much match the instagram ethnic makeup of Los Angeles with Caucasian and Non Hispanic Whites, Latino, Black or African American, Native American,Asian, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander and others such as Middle Eastern such as Arab or Israeli, and many more from across the global atlas.

Different than ethnicity is Nationality, or National Origin. And again . . . from that we run the range European, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Pacific Islander, Indian, Taiwanese (Taiwan), Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese ( China, Cantonese, Mandarin ), Hong Kong Mexican ( Mexico ), and more and more. Even USC or UCLA
And that makes for sooooooooo many languages. We like language and the culture it is able to unlock It brings English, Spanish second ESL and ELL and ASL are big here. Hebrew, Yiddish, German, French, And the gamut of others to translate ( translation translator ) with class (classes).

Tolerance is a main tenet here as we are Christian ( Catholic, Mormon, etc), Jewish (Jew Jews), Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist, tech Scientology and more. And even Republican, Conservative, Liberal, Democrat, Libertarian, Bernie / BernieCrat, or even Trump or Trumpian or Scientologist. This is a big tent and since it's decent social we will all be decent.

What it comes down to is we are making new friends ( friend freind freinds ) and to be friendly. Almost like finding your entourage Made up of Men (man men's mens) and women ( woman women's ) and non-binary too. Members may be young or old, married, single ( divorce divorced separated and never married ) or coupled (couple as part of a committed relationship / relationships ). Many are likely singles and looking to date in one way or another. Going on dates or dating is fine. But it does NOT happen via using the group like Tinder, Match.com, POF or eharmony.

This group is about real life. So online messaging of people you have not met in real life is not allowed. Why such a rule?

Because it is heterosexist of you to assume that all people are interested in you. Like is says above there are married or those in committed relationships. There is is also the range of sexual preference in the group. Gay, lesbian girls lgbt lgbtq queer bi poly swing swinger swinging and any sort of variation such as transsexual and transgender. We do accept all. Even rs40 and rso40. We do NOT accept SpeedDating or Speedating or whatever you call it. It's forbidden.

Whoever you find cute, hot, sexy or find attraction to that comes in person. Plenty a match and romance or spark may happen. You may find your love (or lover). But you also may just make great friends girlfriend ( girlfriends ). It's just down to good decent social. Conscious communication and engagement that makes for self-improvement and improvement of others. Conversation and network or networking of professionals. That's just smart l33t leet api entrepreneur groupting that will lead to inspirational international consciousness.

We just added Game of Thrones GOT and The Walking Dead viewing parties.

Where do you do events? We do them ALL OVER!!!! I have taken the time to look at past events and the cities they have happened in and near and put it together with the upcoming location too. Our groups IS different, . . . we DO range all over the city. Here are where we HAVE BEEN, and where we are GOING!! All of it is obscure or obscura.

So I have gone in great detail to cover who we are and what we do. This is accurate and verifiable by going to our past events and looking that what we have done. This is all fact based on the breadth, scope and mission of this group.

If you have made it this far. Then watch this and then, . . .get off social media and on meetup. The social part of social media. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEWnXmDfVZg

This group is also very Reddit and Redditor affiliated. As such redditors events will be doing activities that do involve meme memes dank redidit subeddit snu snoo lurker boardgames board gaming gamer video cardgames card cards against humanity computers anime internet upvote downvote vote secret santa harry potter wow world warcraft karma programming digg cheap low cost nsfw league legends wtf youtube hearthstone twitch csgo narwhals bacon bacons midnight overwatch lol bernie sanders front page reddiyt r/all homepage android apple iphone mac samsung s6 s7 s8 r mobile funny dota dota2 nba politics discussion pokemon aww askreddit app apps comicon comic con convention disneyland disney diy diablo rams dodgers raiders cosplay star trek wars trekkie scifi sci-fi science fiction gif troll thrones got comment comments ama til today i learned ask me anything steam pc independent yorker independents artemis jackbox jack box com firefly serenity citizen& something comedy urban nightlife foodies friendship sierra wine food drinks dining american ny karaoke

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TRANSFORMATIVE TRIP TO INDIA - Golden Triangle: Delhi, Taj Mahal, Jaipur

San Francisco International Airport

This is a trip of LIFETIME which is aimed at your success in all areas of life.... HEALTH, WEALTH, RELATIONSHIPS & HAPPINESS. I took it 2 years ago and I had a truly transforming experience! Now I would like to share it with friends and likeminded people. This is an unique all-inclusive land tour which takes you to the most exotic locations of India like Taj Mahal, Delhi & Jaipur, but it also will help you discover the secrets of a successful life and how to master your mind to achieve your goal. A trip full of life, joy, positivity, meditation, enjoyment, excitement, high vibration, beautiful destinations and...the secret of success. What you'll Get: * Tour to the charismatic Golden Triangle i.e. Delhi, Taj Mahal, Jaipur * 6-night stay in 5 star hotels with modern facilities * Daily Lavish Buffet Breakfast at hotels * Fresh & Lip-Smacking delectable variety of Indian cuisine at Lunch & dinner. * Travel by comfortable, safe, modern, air conditioned transport. * Entry tickets to all monuments to avoid standing in long lines * Experienced, Knowledgeable, Friendly English speaking guides. * An amazing Elephant Ride in Jaipur. * Fulfilled Cycle rickshaw ride in the local bazaars in Delhi. * Daily meditation Sessions to relax your mind and remove all the stress. * Daily workshops & special sessions to secret success mantra. *** The meditation & Transformative sessions are not related to any religion or spirituality. The transformative sessions establish right level of thinking & actions that guarantee success. What you'll Discover: * Apply the money rules the rich and successful people use to accelerate their wealth. * Understand how - and why - people are programmed for success, mediocrity, or failure. * Reset your "Financial Blueprint" to a higher level of wealth and achievement. * Master how to improve your relationships & health * Learn how to eliminate stress & anxiety through meditation. Price per person $1199 if sharing a room. If you don't have a travel buddy, we offer share match. Single supplement $499. Airfare is not included, but I do have contracted fares. Message for a quote.

Halloween SPOOKtacular IV: Haunted Theater Dance Party [Mission]

Year after year, Urban Adventure Club puts on one of the top Halloween parties in the Bay area. Come dressed to impress in your best costumes and join us if you dare for a scary good time at our 4th Annual Halloween Spooktacular! This event is sure to delight and fright as you will be transported into a truly unique Halloween experience. “Do you like scary movies?” This year’s party is set in a haunted movie theater. We’ll play horror movies on the big screen and have a scary concession stand. Our staff will be decked out in their favorite character from horror movies. Be careful where you turn as you might stumble upon Chucky, Jason, Freddy, Hannibal, or even Jigsaw. “I want to play a game.” We’ll have an awesome movie-inspired Halloween playlist. The cash bar will be full of specialty cocktails. Do you dare to try our Morgue-a-rita, Mr. Hyde Potion, or Blood Sucker? Back by popular demand will be a scary photo booth filled with fun accessories! Grab your new friends and snap a picture in your amazing costumes. The party will be at Bond Bar, a great cocktail bar with a fun ambiance. We’ve rented out the venue so we will have the entire place to ourselves for the whole night as we transform it into a haunted movie theater. With plenty of space to move around, it’ll be easy to mingle and meet new people. The most anticipated event of the year is finally in sight! Ghosts, goblins, monsters, and more will come walking through the door. With eerie drinks and a ghost or two it will be a night you won’t forget! Get your ticket now and join the party! But “Be afraid. Be very afraid.” _______________________________________________________________________________ Ticket price Early bird ticket: $20 (SOLD OUT) Regular ticket: $25 (Limited available) Last minute ticket: $30 Ticket link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/halloween-spooktacular-iv-haunted-theater-dance-party-mission-tickets-70395241061 You must show your ticket to enter the party Tickets are limited and may not be available at the door What to Expect Bond Bar turned into a haunted movie theater for the party Awesome movie inspired playlist with Halloween favorites A cash bar with movie inspired cocktails for extra delicious spookiness A photo booth to take pictures with your friends in your awesome costumes Halloween party games to make you laugh and SCREAM! Free movie concessions, candy, and party favors for all the guests And there will be a scary surprise around midnight... The Plan 9:00 PM: Party starts at Bond Bar 10:00 PM: Scary movies, popcorn, and movie themed cocktails! 10:30 PM: Photobooth fun! 11:00 PM: Start the dance party! 12:00 AM: A spooky midnight surprise... 2:00 AM: After party

Smile, Grab, Twist n Pull!

Davenport Landing Beach

Tide Chart: Nov. 9, 2019 Low Tide: 2:52pm w/0.82 ft Sun: 6:43am - 5:03pm Yup that Easy! Now you're thinking what the heck am I referring to...well I'm referring to mussels. No not muscles, but mussels the sort of delicious mollusks you find in your bowl of cioppino. Only this time around, we it's not going to be cioppino but a simple Thai coconut curry mussels. Yes, we are going to eat what we catch! Yes it's okay to pig out with me. What are you waiting for? Only reason why you can't attend would be you have some sort of diet restriction that would prevent you from gorging down these delicious bite size mollusks. FYI... please read the bottom for more info: 1. You must possess a California fishing license in order to participate in this event! You can grab day permit by visiting your local sports store...if they still issue such a thing. 2. Shoes and pants that you don't mind getting a little splash on. 3. Willing to share a bit of your catch to cook it up on the location. 4. A container or cooler to hold your catch. 5. Wanting to try something different!

Let's make Thailand 2019 happen!

San Francisco International Airport

Great! Now that I have your attention...read on. Every year we make a resolution to ourselves, whether that resolution is met is up to you and yourself. No one knows you better than yourself. For me, one of my resolution that I made was to promise myself that I would travel to a new country every year and to that, I set aside a small change in a jar and by that date...I would have enough to make it happen. Traveling does not have to be luxurious because those material things are not what makes the travel experience. Sure its nice to sleep on 1500 thread count pillow with silk sheets but I would be be lying to myself I did not secretly wish for those thing. Those things are not important to experience a rich culture. What I want to remember are the details of the lady who sold me her home cook street food, the smile of the locals, the broken language between two individual trying to understand each other through smiles and high fives. The lost in translation, not the fancy 3 star restaurants but the hole in the wall where the locals are slurping up delicious noodles. Where the street floors smells of stench...yup, you are in the heart of the action. Every country has its up and down but its is all of those that together make up for an more immersive travel. This trips is asking for 2 weeks of your time...of those 14 days, 5 days are weekend, 2 days Thanksgiving and the remaining 8 days are vacation that you are using. Yup...you are only using 8 days of your vacation for a 14 day trip. TRIP DATE: November 16-30, 2019 *Important: You can book your a day earlier and a day after the posted date if you choose so you can enjoy an extra day of rest or just explore. Bangkok: Friday – Saturday: Nov:15-16 - San Francisco to Bangkok via FLIGHT - Hotel check-in - Rest as much as you need or just walk a bit to enjoy the surrounding - Khao San Rd night life (Explore at your own pace) Sunday: Nov 17 - Temple Exploration of 3 palace temple - Chatuchak weekend market - Khao San Rd night life (Explore at your own pace) Monday: Nov. 18 - Chinatown exploration - Pak Khlong Talat Flower Market - Khao San Rd night life (Explore at your own pace) Tuesday: Nov. 19 - FREE OPTION DAY - (1) Ayutthaya Temple (floating market within vicinity) - (2) Bridge on River Kwai and Thailand-Burma Railway Tour - (3) Floating Market from Bangkok Wednesday: Nov. 20 - Day time exploration of downtown Bangkok - Bangkok to Chiang Mai via TRAIN in the evening Thursday: Nov. 21 - Hotel check-in - Temple Exploration w/dialogue between monk n you - More Temple exploration or take a break per individual - Night Life (Explore at your own pace Friday: Nov. 22 - Elephant Sanctuary Park - Night life (Explore at your own pace) Saturday: Nov. 23 - Thai Cooking Class - Night Market @ Old Pagoda by Wua Lai Road Sunday: Nov. 24 - FREE OPTION DAY - (1) Zipline through forest - (2) Paddle down river on bamboo raft - (3) Cliff Jumping @Chiang Mai Grand Canyon - (4) Massage @women’s correction facility - (5) Pilgrim’s Path to Wat Pha Lat Temple - (6) Paint elephant for a cause @Elephant Parade Land - (7) Boxing Match - (8) Bua Thong Waterfalls - (9) Huay Kaew Waterfalls Monday: Nov. 25 - Chiang Mai to Phuket via FLIGHT - Hotel check-in - Lunch w/game plan - Area Exploration Tuesday: Nov. 26 - Old Phuket Town - Monkey Hill - 3D illusion museum - Night Market - Night Life (Explore at your own pace) Wednesday: Nov. 27 - Area Exploration - Beach Life - Night Life (Explore at your own pace) Thursday: Nov. 28 - FREE OPTION DAY - (1) Phi Phi Island - (2) Phang Nga - (3) Similan Island - (4) unknown - (5) unknown Friday: Nov. 29 - Beach Life or FREE OPTION DAY #2 Saturday: Nov. 30 - Phuket to Bangkok via FLIGHT - Bangkok to SFO via Flight - SAFE TRIP HOME Estimated Trip Cost: Flight: $[masked] Tourist Attraction: $300 Lodging: $[masked] (co-sharing or not) Meal: $200 Extra: $300 Budget: $1600 Comfort: $2000 No Worries: $2500 My contact info: Seng Saeliew[masked]

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