attendance: akratic, jacob, The Dude, Seabourne + Kara, C40, Luck12, ChicagoERE
approximate alcoholic drinks consumed:
- The Dude: ~8
- Seabourne: ~4
- akratic, jacob, Kara: ~1
- Luck12, C40, ChicagoERO: ~0
approximate words spoken of total:
- The Dude: 50%
- Seabourne: 30%
- akratic + C40: 10%
- jacob + Kara + Luck12 + ChicagoERE: 10%
Now I'm not saying correlation is causation, and these numbers may be exaggerated, but I think there might be a pattern here...
Also you'd have to work *really* hard to get another group of eight people together where I speak more than the median person...
MVP: Kara with the homebrewed mead and beer, out frugaling the EREistas despite being a +1 guest of Seabourne, rather than a currently active member of the ERE community.
conversation topics: current jobs, ERE plans and timelines, post ERE plans, backgrounds, macroeconomics, investing, The Dude vs The Dude, the permanent portfolio, sailing, the importance of challenges in life, treason, homesteading, tiny houses, rent, real estate, current living situations, capitalism 3.0!, introversion, travel, job satisfaction ... and I'm sure there were other topics that I'm forgetting at the moment.
main reason to be jealous: we had jacob at the meetup!