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by NYC ERE
Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Zev's Journal
Replies: 125
Views: 11895

<r>Hey ERE! Jacob asked me to update my journal, so even though I have absolutely no business spending time on this...<br/> I met a special lady in May 2011. moved in in July. made a baby shortly thereafter, who is still building itself out of all the gluten and sugar the special lady eats. wedding ...
by NYC ERE
Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 1521
Views: 267211

another hypothetical trade: buy AAPL today before the iPhone 5 announcement. they're trading at *only* 15:1.

by NYC ERE
Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:49 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Ecovillage
Replies: 12
Views: 1420

<t>The dream is still alive! I think the Ecovillage is a somewhat different idea than the Tumbleweed village, but I'm open to both. There is definitely something to be said for centralized ownership rather than communal cooperationism.<br/> Anyone who's especially interested in the Ecovillage idea, ...
by NYC ERE
Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:04 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: NYC Meetup, Nov 13th @3pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2921

<t>I'm still happy to host, but I currently can't commit to November at all! <br/> However, what about December 11, 12, 13 or 14th? That's a Sunday, Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, and early evening would work fine for the weekdays, or afternoon that Sunday.<br/> Um, dunno how to make a poll...<br/> <...
by NYC ERE
Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:43 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 1521
Views: 267211

...and then I'd close my NFLX short for a 33% gain, and stay long FXF (Swiss Franc).

by NYC ERE
Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:37 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: What's your ERE goal amount?
Replies: 84
Views: 6393

<t>$250k -- 45k for land/house, 205k for investing. i am maybe starry-eyed in my expectation of 8% real returns, but this is my hope, and i'm willing to manage rental properties for some time to get it.<br/> i'm getting an itch to really learn building, though, so might build some spec houses as my ...
by NYC ERE
Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:34 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: NYC Meetup, Nov 13th @3pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2921

<r>@Chris et al -- blargh! While we were waiting for survey filling, I've made plans for Columbus Day Weekend. <E>:(</E><br/> Still happy to host, but it will have to be some other time. Perhaps we can come up with something sooner? October is looking a bit full after that weekend for me...<br/> <br...
by NYC ERE
Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Ecovillage
Replies: 12
Views: 1420

<t>Seems like a no-brainer convergence of our Tumbleweed village/Nullhof/environmental custodianship ideas.<br/> Many seem to be organized as homeowners' associations. <br/> Does this have too few degrees of freedom? Too much communal politics? Or is it compelling to you?<br/> Started a parallel thr...
by NYC ERE
Sat Sep 10, 2011 7:27 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Retiredinnycnyc
Replies: 2
Views: 485

this is relevant to us how?

by NYC ERE
Sat Sep 10, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Durable shoes
Replies: 118
Views: 35783

<t>Go barefoot! I've been doing this for about a month now in NYC. The only time I put on shoes is when I ride my bike. I know it sounds ridiculous, and it would be if I did it for budget reasons, but I'm actually doing it for health. The climate will sometimes force you to put something on your fee...
by NYC ERE
Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Daily Routine
Replies: 25
Views: 2711

@Maus I'll let you know if/how I'm able to make these transitions successfully. My hope is that the bookending my day with music will make my work life more bearable...
check this guy's barefoot running log!

by NYC ERE
Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: ERE Daily Routine
Replies: 3
Views: 623

<t>What about your ideal routine in FI? Or, if you're ERE'd, what's your routine? I'm guessing part of the point is not to have a routine, but here's my ideal:<br/> sunrise (5am-8am, depending on location and time of year) -- wake, coffee, meditate<br/> <br/> +1:15 exercise<br/> <br/> +2:15 breakfas...
by NYC ERE
Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:43 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Daily Routine
Replies: 25
Views: 2711

<t>i am terrible at keeping to a regular schedule because i work for myself; typically,<br/> 6:30am wake, coffee<br/> <br/> 7am (barefoot) run/swim/natural movement<br/> <br/> 7:25am shower, breakfast<br/> <br/> 8am play piano<br/> <br/> 9:15am work (at home/on campus/at park/at café--seated)<br/> <...
by NYC ERE
Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Cheap Travel Resources?
Replies: 10
Views: 2754

For bike touring, Warm Showers is awesome. It's like Couch Surfing, but from what I hear (I've only used Warm Showers), it's less of a crapshoot and not a 420 kind of scene (my preference).

by NYC ERE
Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:32 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Tumbleweed Tiny House (/RV) Village + Group-Build of Tumbleweeds
Replies: 114
Views: 18028

<t>Hey Chris, Hey Dragoncar, I don't see Jay Shafer being very litigious. I think it really comes down to 1) your comfort level with doing something custom, and 2) your feelings on the ethics of using someone's design/idea without paying for it--this is only when you don't build custom.<br/> ERE pri...
by NYC ERE
Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Tumbleweed Tiny House (/RV) Village + Group-Build of Tumbleweeds
Replies: 114
Views: 18028

<t>@chilly I plan to use a little detached storage thing for bicycle, bicycle trailer and maybe rowboat.<br/> @Maus That seems like a pretty low award for a design competition. I don't think it's necessarily evil, but you'd probably get what you pay for. Jay Shafer never went to architecture school,...
by NYC ERE
Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: NYC Meetup, Nov 13th @3pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2921

Thanks Chris! I don't have my office anymore, but I can offer a decent apartment to meet up in in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. Accessible via the F and G subways.

by NYC ERE
Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Tumbleweed Tiny House (/RV) Village + Group-Build of Tumbleweeds
Replies: 114
Views: 18028

<t>I like Jacob's points, and I do like Jay's designs quite a lot. Whatever helps us to move forward is what I'm most in favor of.<br/> Is there anyone here who *might* be ready to build themselves a Tumbleweed in the next 6-9 mos., so we could get a tentative headcount, as well as design preference...
by NYC ERE
Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: World's Tiniest Hotel
Replies: 8
Views: 1115

I encouraged Elaine (hotel owner) to say "hi" here on the forum, since I perceive ERE people to be pretty close to her "target market." She is a little reluctant because of dragoncar's legal concerns, but I reassured her that no one's looking for a debate about that...

by NYC ERE
Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:39 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Tumbleweed Tiny House (/RV) Village + Group-Build of Tumbleweeds
Replies: 114
Views: 18028

<t>Thanks for the footwork, Jeff--really excited to see how low even your high estimate is. I guess now would be a good time to start talking about what model several of us might want to make several of:<br/> As mentioned before, I like their new Popomo design, but since I don't want to run afoul of...