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JeanJoe
07-19-2005, 12:13 PM
OK I want a home for completely off-topic randomness. Maybe what you had for dinner, or what your dog dragged in.

Yeah, yeah, I know there's a Community Board, but they scare me. And I'm temporarily avoiding the DVC CB for a little bit. This thread will probably deserve to be moved or locked, but...

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I got this by email today, and for some reason found a lot of it funny. Anyone else, or do I need to be locked up?

Once again, The Washington Post has published the winning submissions to its yearly contest, in which readers are asked to supply alternate meanings for common words. The winners are:

1. Coffee (n.) the person upon whom one coughs.

2. Flabbergasted (adj.) appalled over how much weight you have gained.

3. Abdicate (v.) to give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.

4. Esplanade (v.) to attempt an explanation while drunk.

5. Willy-nilly (adj.) impotent.

6. Negligent (adj.) describes a condition in which you absent-mindedly
answer the door in your nightgown.

7. Lymph (v.) to walk with a lisp.

8. Gargoyle (n.) olive-flavoured mouthwash.

9. Flatulence (n.) emergency vehicle that picks you up after you are run
over by a steamroller.

10. Balderdash (n.) a rapidly receding hairline.

11. Testicle (n.) a humorous question on an exam.

12. Rectitude (n.) the formal, dignified bearing adopted by proctologists.

13. Pokemon (n) a Rastafarian proctologist.

14. Oyster (n.) a person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddishisms.

15. Frisbeetarianism (n.) (back by popular demand): The belief that, when
you die, your Soul flies up onto the roof and gets stuck there.

16. Circumvent (n.) an opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by Jewish
men.



And from the archive....


The Washington Post's Style Invitational once again asked readers to take
any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing
one letter, and supply a new definition.
Here are this year's winners:

1. Bozone (n.) The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright
ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign
of breaking down in the near future.

3. Cashtration (n.) The act of buying a house, which renders the subject
financially impotent for an indefinite period.

4. Giraffiti (n) Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.

5. Sarchasm (n) The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person
who doesn't get it.

6 . Inoculatte (v) To take coffee intravenously when you are
running llate.

7. Hipatitis (n) Terminal coolness.

8. Osteopornosis (n) A degenerate disease. (This one got extra
credit.)

9. Karmageddon (n) It's like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like, a serious bummer.

10 .Decafalon (n.) The grueling event of getting through the day consuming
only things that are good for you.

11. Glibido (v) All talk and no action.

12. Dopeler effect (n) The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when
they come at you rapidly.

13. Arachnoleptic fit (n.) The frantic dance performed just after you've
accidentally walked through a spider web.

14. Beelzebug (n.) Satan in the form of a mosquito that gets into your
bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.

15. Caterpallor (n.) The color you turn after finding half a grub in the
fruit you're eating.

And the pick of the literature:

Ignoranus (n): A person who's both stupid and an ***hole.

Aunt Cawa
07-19-2005, 01:21 PM
They are hysterical! I am printing out a copy for my husband and my mother who share my some what warped sense of humor. Not to say your sense of humor is warped :-)

JeanJoe
07-19-2005, 01:27 PM
They are hysterical! I am printing out a copy for my husband and my mother who share my some what warped sense of humor. Not to say your sense of humor is warped :-)

Hey, I resemble that remark!

MicMin
07-19-2005, 01:39 PM
The alternate word meanings are so funny. :rotfl:

thegales
07-19-2005, 02:29 PM
Not sure if this is too risque, but it is completely random:

Upon hearing that her elderly grandfather had just passed away, Katie went straight to her grandparent's house to visit her 95-year-old grandmother and comfort her. When she asked how her grandfather had died, her grandmother replied, he had a heart attack while we were making love on Sunday morning." Horrified, Katie told her grandmother that two people nearly 100 years old having sex would surely be asking for trouble. "Oh no, my dear," replied granny. "Many years ago, realizing our advanced age, we figured out the best time to do it was when the church bells would start to ring. It was just the right rhythm. Nice and slow and even. Nothing too strenuous. Simply in on the Ding and out on the Dong." She paused to wipe away a tear, and continued, "He'd still be alive if the ice cream truck hadn't come along."

queenlizzie
07-19-2005, 02:38 PM
oh my gosh! just what I needed for this boring, boring afternoon!! I laughed so hard and so loud, my daughter ran to see what the heck was going on! I love the "arachnoleptic fit". I now have a name for that dance! I HATE (*shivers*) spiders!!!

these are great joe~ keep 'em coming!

JoNo
07-19-2005, 03:08 PM
Joining the off-topicness, i'm going to see Nine Inch Nails for my birthday present! rock on!


EDIT: guess I should throw in a joke:

There was a bar and in walked three nuns, a pastor, a priest, a missionary, and a three legged dog. The bartender looks at a man laughing his head off and says "Whadaya think this is? some kind of joke?"

thank you thank you i'll be here all night!

DemonLlama
07-19-2005, 03:57 PM
I posted this on the CB, but since we frighten you so. . . ;)


This year's top ten from the Bulwer-Lytton contest, AKA "Dark and Stormy Night Contest"-- run by the English Department of San Jose State University, wherein one writes only the first line of a bad novel.


10) "As a scientist, Throckmorton knew that if he were ever to break wind in the echo chamber, he would never hear the end of it."


9) "Just beyond the Narrows, the river widens."


8) "With a curvaceous figure that Venus would have envied, a tanned, unblemished oval face framed with lustrous thick brown hair, deep azure-blue eyes fringed with long black lashes, perfect teeth that vied for competition, and a small straight nose, Marilee had a beauty that defied description."


7) "Andre, a simple peasant, had only one thing on his mind as he crept along the East wall: 'Andre creep... Andre creep... Andre creep.' "


6) "Stanislaus Smedley, a man always on the cutting edge of narcissism, was about to give his body and soul to a back alley sex-change surgeon to become the woman he loved."


5) "Although Sarah had an abnormal fear of mice, it did not keep her from eeking out a living at a local pet store."


4) "Stanley looked quite bored and somewhat detached, but then penguins often do."


3) "Like an over-ripe beefsteak tomato rimmed with cottage cheese, the corpulent remains of Santa Claus lay dead on the hotel floor."


2) "Mike Hardware was the kind of private eye who didn't know the meaning of the word 'fear'; a man who could laugh in the face of danger and spit in the eye of death -- in short, a moron with suicidal tendencies."


AND THE WINNER IS.....


1) "The sun oozed over the horizon, shoved aside darkness, crept along the greensward, and, with sickly fingers, pushed through the castle window, revealing the pillaged princess, hand at throat, crown asunder, gaping in frenzied horror at the sated, sodden amphibian lying beside her, disbelieving the magnitude of the frog's deception, and screaming madly, 'You lied!'"

JeanJoe
07-19-2005, 04:09 PM
More stream of consciousness off-topicness. (And I don't have any jokes.)

Is my daughter advanced? She just turned 3, and this morning, after I told her I didn't want to put up with her whining, she slammed the door on me and told me not to come in.

I could have sworn I was supposed to get a few more years before that...?

Tinkerbelle739
07-19-2005, 04:20 PM
I like to Ramble...in color!!

Astryd
07-19-2005, 05:54 PM
More stream of consciousness off-topicness. (And I don't have any jokes.)

Is my daughter advanced? She just turned 3, and this morning, after I told her I didn't want to put up with her whining, she slammed the door on me and told me not to come in.

I could have sworn I was supposed to get a few more years before that...?


nope, sorry my girl too. And she started early too. we are in sooo much trouble Joe. :rotfl:

pumpkinfish
07-19-2005, 06:05 PM
Joining the off-topicness, i'm going to see Nine Inch Nails for my birthday present! rock on!


EDIT: guess I should throw in a joke:

There was a bar and in walked three nuns, a pastor, a priest, a missionary, and a three legged dog. The bartender looks at a man laughing his head off and says "Whadaya think this is? some kind of joke?"

thank you thank you i'll be here all night!



*rolls eyes*

You and your NIN.... :)

Happy Early B-Day! :bday:

debbiedoo
07-19-2005, 06:17 PM
More stream of consciousness off-topicness. (And I don't have any jokes.)

Is my daughter advanced? She just turned 3, and this morning, after I told her I didn't want to put up with her whining, she slammed the door on me and told me not to come in.

I could have sworn I was supposed to get a few more years before that...?


My daughter is almost 7 and it does not get any better. We just have to take it one day at a time. The new thing over here is refusing to clean her room. I call the floor the dump. No pool, activities, etc---not the lone ranger.

and true the DVC CB, and the CB board can be scary--
I saw that one thread and I think I know why you are---do not blame you!!

DemonLlama
07-19-2005, 06:33 PM
and true the DVC CB, and the CB board can be scary--
I saw that one thread and I think I know why you are---do not blame you!!

Ok, now I am really curious!! :upsidedow

cami89
07-19-2005, 07:01 PM
Ok, now I am really curious!! :upsidedow

Uh, me too!

Astryd
07-19-2005, 07:11 PM
My daughter is almost 7 and it does not get any better. We just have to take it one day at a time. The new thing over here is refusing to clean her room. I call the floor the dump. No pool, activities, etc---not the lone ranger.

and true the DVC CB, and the CB board can be scary--
I saw that one thread and I think I know why you are---do not blame you!!


well debbiedoo i think you strated something now. :guilty: I already know which thread it is.

JeanJoe
07-19-2005, 07:15 PM
Ok, now I am really curious!! :upsidedow

Got hanname? ;)

JeanJoe
07-19-2005, 07:18 PM
I posted this on the CB, but since we frighten you so. . . ;)


P: Aah! Demon llama!
K: Demon llama? Where?
Llama: Aah!
K: Aah! Oh, no! Oh, no! Oh, no! Ooh hoo hoo! Ow! Ow, my head!
P: Okay, demon llama. Just take it easy. I mean you no harm.

Thanks for the laughs! :)

chimera
07-20-2005, 07:25 AM
Got hanname? ;)

Funny, but the hanname thread isn't what it used to be now that the OP has identified herself. Joe, you don't need to hide.

On random topics...

Only 9 days 'til we go back to WDW :bounce: Lookin' for some golden ears! :earsgirl:

JeanJoe
07-20-2005, 07:33 AM
Only 9 days 'til we go back to WDW :bounce: Lookin' for some golden ears! :earsgirl:
Woot woot!

Make sure you bring the printed out Tomorrowland quest, to get extra goodies! (Hey wait, this is getting ON TOPIC for this forum. That's not allowed -- we need to get off topic again!)

Must come up with something off-topic, but I can't think of anything right now...

Oh, here's something. If anyone's read the latest Harry Potter (don't worry, no spoilers coming), prominently placed in a special font is printed something like "Just shove a bezoar down their throats!"

I feel so trendy now. But it doeds not sound like a bezoar is very palatable, does it?

JoNo
07-20-2005, 07:43 AM
hey ya'll check this out! Google MOON (http://moon.google.com/) You can browse the surface of the moon! And for something funny, zoom in as close as possible and the truth of the moon shall be revealed ;)

JeanJoe
07-20-2005, 08:04 AM
hey ya'll check this out! Google MOON (http://moon.google.com/) You can browse the surface of the moon! And for something funny, zoom in as close as possible and the truth of the moon shall be revealed ;)

And at first I was worried that this was some cruel trick to reveal to us the images of many back-sides...

Mom2RinJen
07-20-2005, 08:21 AM
My lifelong thoughts on the moon have been proven to be correct! Thanks for the moon lesson. LOL

chimera
07-20-2005, 08:57 AM
Oh, here's something. If anyone's read the latest Harry Potter (don't worry, no spoilers coming), prominently placed in a special font is printed something like "Just shove a bezoar down their throats!"

I feel so trendy now. But it doeds not sound like a bezoar is very palatable, does it?

:rotfl: :rotfl:
Harry's supposed to arrive from Amazon today. Will you autograph my copy, Joe? :teeth:
I've never chewed on a bezoar, but from what I remember of GI medicine, don't think I'd want to :crazy2:
I've been reading The Horse Whisperer. I thought it really out of place in the book, but the author does mention chimeras.

chimera
07-20-2005, 08:59 AM
hey ya'll check this out! Google MOON (http://moon.google.com/) You can browse the surface of the moon! And for something funny, zoom in as close as possible and the truth of the moon shall be revealed ;)

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
I found it!

PepeLePirate
07-20-2005, 09:46 AM
Gorgonzola....I knew it....rosebud!!.

WebmasterAlex
07-20-2005, 10:50 AM
It doesn't get any better! DD is down at soccer camp in CT and managed to make it 2 days before ending up on crutches. She has had ankle problems for a while and for MONTHS I have been telling her, do excersizes, strengthen them etc but she is WAY smarter than me.
So yesterday on the phone I'm like "Come on say it" "You know I was right"
She's like "I would NEVER say that"
They have a trainer at the camp that takes things very seriously though, she said she feels like Curt Schilling the guy is working on her so much :)

Astryd
07-20-2005, 10:52 AM
It doesn't get any better! DD is down at soccer camp in CT and managed to make it 2 days before ending up on crutches. She has had ankle problems for a while and for MONTHS I have been telling her, do excersizes, strengthen them etc but she is WAY smarter than me.
So yesterday on the phone I'm like "Come on say it" "You know I was right"
She's like "I would NEVER say that"
They have a trainer at the camp that takes things very seriously though, she said she feels like Curt Schilling the guy is working on her so much :)


:rotfl2: :rotfl2:


not the hurt ankle, but everything else.

JeanJoe
07-20-2005, 11:55 AM
So yesterday on the phone I'm like "Come on say it" "You know I was right"
She's like "I would NEVER say that"

:rotfl: :rotfl2:

I see parenthood just keeps getting better and better! Can I return mine? ;)

KristaTX
07-20-2005, 12:26 PM
Yeah, yeah, I know there's a Community Board, but they scare me.

:rotfl2: How can you be scared of us CB'ers when the scariest CB'er of them all was the one who started this whole VMK forum :p?

I'm not scary :). And I will now admit that despite my CB thread about VMK last week, VMK is really growing on me :blush:. My thanks to those of you who have been showing me the ropes.

So random stuff, huh?? I moved a ton of big chunks of concrete scattered about my yard today to a central pile for us to haul off later. These broken pieces of sidewalk and curb are seemingly randomly placed around our yard - some partly buried, some not buried at all, some little, some big, all heavy. Thank goodness for wheelbarrows. The house was built in the '30s, and I have no idea why anyone had all this stuff in the yard. Anyone need any concrete chunks or old broken bricks?

PepeLePirate
07-20-2005, 12:58 PM
wow...heavy duty work there.....I'm thinking about building a pool, how much would you charge me??

I just don't feel like working today...or yesterday...wow.....I need a life.

WebmasterAlex
07-20-2005, 01:34 PM
She called me at lunch, the trainer, after much testing, many soaks in ice water buckets, whirlpools, excersizes and electrical shocks from a TENS unit has decided that she has a "Dumb Ankle". Basically her ankle doesn't push back the way it should to prevent injury.
She isn't happy any part of her can be referred to as "dumb" :)
I love it

Astryd
07-20-2005, 01:37 PM
:rotfl: :rotfl2:

I see parenthood just keeps getting better and better! Can I return mine? ;)


Way too late for that Joe, just suck it up and go with it, you still have a while till the boys come calling . :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

JeanJoe
07-20-2005, 01:50 PM
Way too late for that Joe, just suck it up and go with it, you still have a while till the boys come calling . :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

Oh, way to get a dad panicking. I'm gonna buy me a shotgun...

There's a picture of my *1* year old kissing one of her daycare classmates. I asked my wife who it was -- she just laughed at me.

queenlizzie
07-20-2005, 01:59 PM
here you go......did you know that more people die per year from OSTRICH attacks then from sharks???
can't say I ever had an ostrich nightmare.

here's the proof..

Peter Stark (2001) has written a book about the risk of death, including that: "When it comes to predatory animals, humans have little to fear but themselves. We kill one another at a rate of more than one million per year, mostly wartime casualties. The second-deadliest threat is snakes, which kill over 100,000 people annually, followed by crocodiles (960), and tigers (740). The much-feared shark falls far down the list - only about seven human victims annually worldwide - making it lightweight compared to the ostrich, which when cornered can kick viciously with hammerlike feet and sharp talons and kills some 14 people every year. A couple more reassuring statistics: In the United States and Canada, you have more to fear from moose (six deaths per year) than any other creature except snakes (12). And the most likely place in the States to be attached by an alligator (three deaths between 1992 and 1998) is not deep in some swamp, but on a golf course."

KristaTX
07-20-2005, 02:00 PM
She isn't happy any part of her can be referred to as "dumb" :)
I love it

See?? What did I tell you guys? He's not only scary; he's also a meanie :teeth:.

KristaTX
07-20-2005, 02:13 PM
I just don't feel like working today...or yesterday...wow.....I need a life.

I'm not always so industrious, either. Just ask my friends :rolleyes1. But there is something that just feels good about a little manual labor that gets me all sweaty and dirty ::yes::. I'm all cleaned up now, though :goodvibes. That good dirty feeling only lasts so long. . .

PepeLePirate
07-20-2005, 02:21 PM
Oh, way to get a dad panicking. I'm gonna buy me a shotgun...

There's a picture of my *1* year old kissing one of her daycare classmates. I asked my wife who it was -- she just laughed at me.


Hey Joe: I have a very handsome, smart and funny 4 year old boy who is currently single; he loves Disney (of course), loves Goofy & Donald Duck, and has his own electric powered vehicle so he could take your girls out....I mean I'm just saying :moped: :love1: :rotfl2:

Tinkerbelle739
07-20-2005, 02:26 PM
As a veteran of the community board I can say...

Be afraid, be very very afraid!!!! :scared1:

PepeLePirate
07-20-2005, 02:26 PM
I'm not always so industrious, either. Just ask my friends :rolleyes1. But there is something that just feels good about a little manual labor that gets me all sweaty and dirty ::yes::. I'm all cleaned up now, though :goodvibes. That good dirty feeling only lasts so long. . .

*cough* *cough*....you were talking about the hard labor you did with the concrete slabs right?? :rolleyes1

Astryd
07-20-2005, 02:35 PM
*cough* *cough*....you were talking about the hard labor you did with the concrete slabs right?? :rolleyes1


oh my :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

PepeLePirate
07-20-2005, 02:43 PM
Since I'm so "busy at work" today, and I guess as an anecdote, I was offered a job at the Disney call center IT department years ago, but the pay was not so great. However, this is before I turned into a Disney nut...so..wifey converts me into a Disney nut, I called my head hunter see if she can get me anything there, and she told me that now there's a waiting list for IT jobs @ Disney in Central Fla....much like what it use to be with Andersen Consulting or EDS in the mid/late-90s.

Hindsight is 20/20 indeed....

debbiedoo
07-20-2005, 03:40 PM
and by the way-----parenting has a lot of CHALLENGES!!

PepeLePirate
07-20-2005, 03:48 PM
ok..I admit it...I was so bored out of my mind today, that I was just browsing through all the groups, and only posting here. So without further ado, this is a real subject from the flower & garden group "You bet! I'm a hoer" ..here's the link: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=860195.

I thought it was hilarious.
:rotfl2: :rotfl2:

WebmasterAlex
07-20-2005, 04:02 PM
actually PepeLePirate you might have lucked out, Disney out-sourced a lot of their IT and that is why there are so few jobs, you might have lost your job when that happend

JeanJoe
07-20-2005, 04:06 PM
I'm not scary :). And I will now admit that despite my CB thread about VMK last week, VMK is really growing on me :blush:. My thanks to those of you who have been showing me the ropes.

I thought the picture of the cute kid looked familiar!

Oh no! I hope I didn't convert you from a fine, upstanding citizen on the CB, into a depraved VMK addict...

Soon you will be looking for VMK Dis rooms, asking WebmasterAlex to dance for you, partying until closing...

Flee! Flee while you still can!

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ps - do you see what I mean, from my posts on the CB, that it's all about the people? a weird but fun bunch here :)

KristaTX
07-20-2005, 04:55 PM
Soon you will be looking for VMK Dis rooms, asking WebmasterAlex to dance for you, partying until closing...

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ps - do you see what I mean, from my posts on the CB, that it's all about the people? a weird but fun bunch here :)

Oh I know exactly what you mean about people, and I am seeing how the VMK dis group is functioning as it's own community. That sense of community is what I feel about a certain group of DIS people, most of whom I have met in person at WDW or at other DIS meets (And BTW we are having another DFW DIS meet this weekend if any of you are from around here http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=759792 .)

I'm already following people into the VMK Dis rooms, and also talked TLinden16 (Jellyrolls Karen) into hanging out with me. Trying to talk Towncrier into it. And I know better than to ask Alex to dance for me :sad2:. Besides - if I need to see him dance I'll just pop in the video I have where someone snuck a bit of footage of him dancing at WDW :dancer:.

I don't care if you don't hang out on the CB, but why are you scared of the people there? I'll admit there are a few. . .um. . . uh. . . how do I say this. . . . "opinionated" people. But for the most part the posters over there are just nice, fun people.

KristaTX
07-20-2005, 04:57 PM
oh - and that cute kid?? That's me back in the late '70s :goodvibes.

KristaTX
07-20-2005, 05:12 PM
*cough* *cough*....you were talking about the hard labor you did with the concrete slabs right?? :rolleyes1

For the most part ;).

JeanJoe
07-20-2005, 07:24 PM
I'm already following people into the VMK Dis rooms, and also talked TLinden16 (Jellyrolls Karen) into hanging out with me. Trying to talk Towncrier into it.
Must be from the DVC boards, but I've TLinden's posts, and the ever-present Jellyroll's sig picture (Scotty, or something?) Since I've just joined at the Boardwalk, I can't wait to find out what the Duelling Pianos are all about -- October will be our first trip Home.


And I know better than to ask Alex to dance for me :sad2:. Besides - if I need to see him dance I'll just pop in the video I have where someone snuck a bit of footage of him dancing at WDW
You know, it can't be that hard to make an animated gif of that... Can't be that hard...


I don't care if you don't hang out on the CB, but why are you scared of the people there? I'll admit there are a few. . .um. . . uh. . . how do I say this. . . . "opinionated" people. But for the most part the posters over there are just nice, fun people.
LOL, I'm not really scared of the people on CB. It's just such a BIG, fast-moving set of threads. I feel like I'm trying to drink out of a firehose when I peek at that board.

Of course, should I post inquiring about putting 5 adults into a DVC studio room, with my 3 yo masquerading as a 2 yo, bringing the refillable mugs from last trip, pool-hopping to SAB after saving all the pool seats from the morning with towels, while visiting the parks and sneaking through the Fast Pass lines, ending with crowding at the last moment to the curb to see the parade and fireworks? How's that? ;)

Astryd
07-20-2005, 07:27 PM
Of course, should I post inquiring about putting 5 adults into a DVC studio room, with my 3 yo masquerading as a 2 yo, bringing the refillable mugs from last trip, pool-hopping to SAB after saving all the pool seats from the morning with towels, while visiting the parks and sneaking through the Fast Pass lines, ending with crowding at the last moment to the curb to see the parade and fireworks? How's that? ;)


oh my Joe!


:rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

KristaTX
07-20-2005, 07:47 PM
Yes, TLinden16 is a DVC member (at the Boardwalk :) ), but she also posts on a lot of the other boards. She is a moderator and DIS chat host. She doesn't have her real name yet on VMK, but right now she is 214658. Towncrier who I mentioned is also a DVC member. I'm not.

And the CB is fast moving and can be overwhelming. Nowadays I can't do a very good job of keeping up with it because it is so populated that threads get knocked down REALLY quickly :(. Doesn't seem to be a good solution for that problem for now, if you can even call it a problem.

Actually the best way to get to know DISers is to go to meets and to meet up with DISers at WDW. I know that a few weeks ago they had a huge meet at the Rainforest Cafe in Boston, but I guess you didn't make it. We've had 4 or 5 here in the DFW area so far this year. You can see pictures and stuff from most meets over on the DIS meets forum http://www.disboards.com/forumdisplay.php?f=25 . If you really want to meet some DIS people, go the first part of December around Deb Will's Mousefest time. The World is crawling with DISers, guidebook authors, and website people at that time.

chimera
07-20-2005, 07:48 PM
:rotfl: :rotfl2:

I see parenthood just keeps getting better and better! Can I return mine? ;)

Naw...they lose their trade-in value as soon as you take them home from the hospital ;)

I have two girls also...DD12 is a soccer princess who's (so far) always been fairly even-tempered. She suckered us into thinking we were good parents so we'd have DD2...AKA the wild todd! We may all be in a home by the time she's through with us :faint:

BTW...any trekkies out there? Scotty got beamed up today ;)

TLinden16
07-20-2005, 08:22 PM
Wow. People are yapping about me. I must be famous.

Karen

JeanJoe
07-21-2005, 05:01 AM
Wow. People are yapping about me. I must be famous.

Karen

Well, to be honest, actually, for me, it's the strange guy in your sig who looks like he's doing the chicken dance. Really kind of hard to miss. ;)

So what is a duelling piano at jellyrolls anyway? (It's ok - you can just tell me to do a search.)

When / if you do up a VMK room, somehow I think you ought to put 2 pianos in there, set up with a stage :)

TLinden16
07-21-2005, 05:13 AM
Joe, dueling pianos is basically just two guys sitting at pianos facing each other singing and playing :)

That guy in my signature is my favorite Jellyrolls piano player--Scotty. And he is actually doing the tree dance not the chicken dance :)

Oh, and I have been setting up my room. I already have two pianos in there. I need to get some chairs and stuff. Must play games to get more credits :)

Karen

Tishke
07-21-2005, 06:06 AM
Woot woot!


Oh, here's something. If anyone's read the latest Harry Potter (don't worry, no spoilers coming), prominently placed in a special font is printed something like "Just shove a bezoar down their throats!"

I feel so trendy now. But it doeds not sound like a bezoar is very palatable, does it?

LOL I thought of you when I read that part. Who knew that little green men could cure the maladies of magic. LOL

Tishke
07-21-2005, 06:11 AM
She called me at lunch, the trainer, after much testing, many soaks in ice water buckets, whirlpools, excersizes and electrical shocks from a TENS unit has decided that she has a "Dumb Ankle". Basically her ankle doesn't push back the way it should to prevent injury.
She isn't happy any part of her can be referred to as "dumb" :)
I love it

Dumb Ankle, is that a medically technical diagnosis?? I want to use that next time I wind up on crutches for doing something silly.

WebmasterAlex
07-21-2005, 06:58 AM
Dueling Pianos can be fun! It's a bar after all :)

Tishke- I thought the same thing! I was SO cracking up when I read that.
I think it's a sports medicine thing so you have to be doing something athletic (like walking) to qualify :)

TLinden16
07-21-2005, 07:12 AM
Alex likes going to dueling pianos with me and making me drink.

Karen

JeanJoe
07-21-2005, 07:37 AM
Dueling Pianos can be fun! It's a bar after all :)
Well, I'll stick to the pianos and music then. I'm one of those accursed individuals who can not metabolize alcohol properly.

Before I even get a buzz, I get a pounding headache, my heart rates goes to the low 200's, I get totally flushed red and radiate heat (one high school nickname: alcohol-powered toaster oven), and nausea kicks in. In high school, I was in denial about it and tried the take a shot a night for a week, then increase slowly. No go -- I just can't metabolize the stuff :) In med school, I learned that the symptoms I get are the exact same ones that the anti-alcohol medication (Antabuse) induces to prevent people from drinking. No wonder I don't enjoy drinking much!

Yep, I'll stick to the piano music.


Tishke- I thought the same thing! I was SO cracking up when I read that.
I think it's a sports medicine thing so you have to be doing something athletic (like walking) to qualify :)
Walking qualifies? WOW, I'm an ATHLETE!


Oh, and TLinden16 -- howdy neighbor - neighbor!

TLinden16
07-21-2005, 08:51 AM
Wow. We are neighbors in two places, JeanJoe! Very cool. I live north of Boston.

Karen

PepeLePirate
07-21-2005, 10:26 AM
"...what a crazy little cat!" - aaahh nothing better than jellyrolls with a slight buzz so you could laugh at every single thing they say, do & sing. Been there only once, but had a blast. Hoping to go on my next visit, but it all depends on my little tornado.

trirae
07-21-2005, 06:27 PM
Is my daughter advanced? She just turned 3, and this morning, after I told her I didn't want to put up with her whining, she slammed the door on me and told me not to come in.

Mine just turned 4. I really had no idea how much attitude could develop between 3 and 4. I'm sorry to say that yes, you are in for it.

I often get, "Just don't even talk to me." Sigh. I fear for the teen years.

Astryd
07-21-2005, 06:43 PM
Mine just turned 4. I really had no idea how much attitude could develop between 3 and 4. I'm sorry to say that yes, you are in for it.

I often get, "Just don't even talk to me." Sigh. I fear for the teen years.



oh my! i can so relate :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

Tishke
07-21-2005, 06:52 PM
6 seems to be the magic number for mine. Oh, he started out the sweetest little boy on Earth, but lately he has gotten such a personality.....He's already started to tell me about how I can't be picking out "lame" school clothes for him. (oh yes, he said lame, lol) And I was told that all his friends have "horse clothes" and he wanted them, too. I'm thinking that horse clothes means that they are western or something, NOT my idea of style, but he is his own person....oh no, not western garb....my six year old wants POLO! :faint: Good style choice, I have to agree, but I am going to need any extra job to pay for a Polo wardrobe! :)

Tishke
07-21-2005, 07:01 PM
Sorry to piggyback posts here, but as we are posting completely random things, I have one to add.

So, those of you who have been in the game the last week may have heard the story about my co-worker turning her notice in because I am "mean". I have had almost the whole week of listening to my boss try to spin this into the fact that it is my fault, but she values me as an employee. (read, she blames me but is totally screwed if I leave...oh the POWER!!) Today I come in and tell her that I ordered a cake for the girl leaving, like she asked me to. Our new girl started today, she is great....not someone I would have thought would do well in the job from the info the temp agency sent on her, but she is awesome. Turns out that the co-worker leaving told my boss that she thinks she might want to stay now....Now the boss realizes she sucked at her job and we would be better with someone new and she is stuck with two people. Oh my, it is going to be an interesting Friday. :rotfl:

Astryd
07-21-2005, 07:04 PM
6 seems to be the magic number for mine. Oh, he started out the sweetest little boy on Earth, but lately he has gotten such a personality.....He's already started to tell me about how I can't be picking out "lame" school clothes for him. (oh yes, he said lame, lol) And I was told that all his friends have "horse clothes" and he wanted them, too. I'm thinking that horse clothes means that they are western or something, NOT my idea of style, but he is his own person....oh no, not western garb....my six year old wants POLO! :faint: Good style choice, I have to agree, but I am going to need any extra job to pay for a Polo wardrobe! :)


POLO LOL :rotfl2: :rotfl2:


My girl wants gymboree clothes already. I am so not looking forward to buying the Limited Too stuff that all the kids here wear. That is coming very soon i fear. :sad2:

JeanJoe
07-21-2005, 07:09 PM
So should I be relieved or worried that my 2 year old invariably picks the most color-unmatched things possible to wear for the day? She goes to daycare, and I'm sure the staff just look at her, shake their heads, and assume that we're color blind.

(Much like Astryd was with her original tag.)

trirae
07-21-2005, 07:15 PM
I'm such a bad mom. When my dd picks out her own "colorful" outfits, my rule is she must tell everyone she meets, "I dressed myself today." :cheer2: She says she just likes to be "rainbow."

More often than not people are saying to me, "My what a lovely outfit, did she pick that herself?"

Astryd
07-21-2005, 07:19 PM
(Much like Astryd was with her original tag.)


:( that is so not fair

Tishke
07-21-2005, 07:27 PM
Oh you lucky people with kids who will mismatch. lol My son is one of those two-shirt wearing magazine kids...the ones with the t-shirt under a button down shirt. He's like a walking GAP add.DH is a jean and t-shirt kind of guy and can't understand it. At least I have a shopping buddy, even if he is 6. :goodvibes

Beherenow
07-21-2005, 09:01 PM
OMG!! I thought it was bad when my 2 and 5 year olds got picky about what shoes they wanted to wear. I can't choose either of their shoes anymore...

GBShorts
07-21-2005, 09:08 PM
So should I be relieved or worried that my 2 year old invariably picks the most color-unmatched things possible to wear for the day? She goes to daycare, and I'm sure the staff just look at her, shake their heads, and assume that we're color blind.

(Much like Astryd was with her original tag.)


I must say...when I was a child I did this. Coming home from Sunday church, my parents always seemed to take an abnormally long amount of time changing clothes (To this day I still don't want to know why...). We were always allowed to change ourselves-even at a younger age, say 4 or 5 (meaning pick out our clothing).

My "Sunday Outfits" as they came to be known were notorious for being mis-matched.

One in particular that springs to mind when I was 7 (and should have known better) was a little blue hand-embroidered flowered mexican dress pink sweatpants and white socks...dress tucked into sweats.

:D

GO me. :cool1:

JeanJoe
07-22-2005, 07:17 AM
... a little blue hand-embroidered flowered mexican dress pink sweatpants and white socks...dress tucked into sweats.

:D

GO me. :cool1:
I'm trying to picture this. My mind's eye is rebelling. Woot woot! Go you! ;)

debbiedoo
07-22-2005, 08:12 AM
and just think--have to go shopping for school clothes--

girls are so tough--I am not looking forward to this--that is why I make the DH come--(she ia almost 7)

chimera
07-22-2005, 07:22 PM
DD12 has worn uniforms since 3rd grade. At first I was all for it...but now, it's a pain. We always end up buying two sets of clothes, the uniforms that are expensive and rarely on sale and regular clothes. Then there's soccer uniforms, band outfits, etc :faint:

JeanJoe
07-23-2005, 01:54 PM
a little blue hand-embroidered flowered mexican dress pink sweatpants and white socks...dress tucked into sweats.

This morning when DW picked me up from work, DD3 came along wearing her chosen outfit: a hot pink T-shirt under a bright blue sleeveless tank-top, with lime-green and lavender blue striped shorts, white socks, and black "dressy" shoes.

For some reason, it reminded me of a post I saw on the Dis long, long ago:
It happened like this. I was in a rush to get to work today, so I got dressed quickly. I put on jeans and a company t-shirt (our company puts out a new t-shirt every year and every employee is given one). It was only after I sat down in my office that I noticed a huge food stain on the front of my shirt. Great! Now what do I do?. Then it comes to me. I had another T-shirt in the car.

The reason I had a t-shirt in the car is a bit involved. Every year, my parents take a trip to some far off lands. This year it was India, Indonesia and Malaysia. They always bring me back a t-shirt, which I thank them for, wear once once to show them how much I like it, and then promptly stash in a drawer, never to be seen again. Its not that I don't appreciate the thought, its just that my Mom has no taste. Really, most of these t-shirts have been known to frighten small animals and can cause an epileptic seisures if looked at for more than a few seconds at a time. These shirts take tacky to a whole new plane.

Anyway, I realize that I had tossed the shirt from their India trip into my truck, with the intention of putting it on after work one day when going over to visit my folks, however I never remembered to actually put it on, so its been sitting in my truck for a couple of months. Great! Problem solved. I run out to my truck, take out the shirt, unfold it and get my first good look at it.

Somewhere in Indonesia the festival must still be going on. I am absolutly sure that the day this shirt was sold to my parents, it triggered a 6 month long celebration that the curse upon humanity that is this shirt was finally leaving the country. "Have you heard the news!, The shirt that must not be looked upon has finally left our shores! No longer will its painful images blight our eyes. Come! Let there be dancing in the streets!".

Picture a navy blue shirt with gold letters proclaiming "Borobudur" across the front. OK, so far so good. Now picture that also emblazoned all over the front of the shirt are pictures of The Buddha and Buddhist temples in hot pink, electric blue, yellow and green!. If the resulting mental image does not have you attempting to claw your eyes from your sockets, your imagination is just not up to the task (lucky you!).

So I was faced with a choice. Do I sport a food stain all day or a shirt that can not be warn within 1 mile of an airport for fear of blinding the pilots? It wasn't an easy decision, but here I now sit at my desk, office door closed, praying no one wants to meet with me face to face. If I can just keep from glancing down at the shirt, I might make it through the day. I just hope I don't frighten the pets too badly when I return home.

I miss Community Board posts like this one. If anyone comes across some funny ones, I'd love to see links to them.

lajones81
07-23-2005, 02:32 PM
This morning when DW picked me up from work, DD3 came along wearing her chosen outfit: a hot pink T-shirt under a bright blue sleeveless tank-top, with lime-green and lavender blue striped shorts, white socks, and black "dressy" shoes.

For some reason, it reminded me of a post I saw on the Dis long, long ago:


I miss Community Board posts like this one. If anyone comes across some funny ones, I'd love to see links to them.

Oh that story is the best! LOL! :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

thegales
07-23-2005, 03:54 PM
My girl wants gymboree clothes already. I am so not looking forward to buying the Limited Too stuff that all the kids here wear. That is coming very soon i fear. :sad2:

Limited Too - be afraid, very afraid. :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

I went in with my DD's (gymnast and theballerina). DD9 liked an outfit right by the door. I asked her to look at how much each item cost. The total was $140. I do have her trained well, though. She said that she could buy a lot more stuff someplace else with $140.

marypops!
07-23-2005, 04:09 PM
guess what!!
only 186 more days till chrimbo
better get those presents soon or before you know it, chrimbo is here
oh and i have soarin' on the computer it's cool i recoreded my fav bits onto my camera
:)

Astryd
07-23-2005, 04:18 PM
Limited Too - be afraid, very afraid. :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

I went in with my DD's (gymnast and theballerina). DD9 liked an outfit right by the door. I asked her to look at how much each item cost. The total was $140. I do have her trained well, though. She said that she could buy a lot more stuff someplace else with $140.


i know, i have been in there, but the bad thing is all the girls around here wear Limited Too stuff, i am not going to be able to avoid it. Not to mentions she will sucker her dad in to making sure she has the right clothes. :rolleyes2

Tishke
07-24-2005, 09:22 PM
Totally OT post here, but on topic for the thread.....does anyone know if you can purchase a comforter like the ones on the bed at the All Star Sports hotel? DS loved it, and he has a sports theme room. Of course, I would promise to wash it more often than they do :rotfl:

Astryd
07-24-2005, 09:50 PM
Totally OT post here, but on topic for the thread.....does anyone know if you can purchase a comforter like the ones on the bed at the All Star Sports hotel? DS loved it, and he has a sports theme room. Of course, I would promise to wash it more often than they do :rotfl:


try here sometimes they have stuff from the resorts

mousesurplus (http://http://stores.ebay.com/MOUSE-SURPLUS_W0QQssPageNameZviQ3asibQ3astoreviewQQtZkm)

pumpkinfish
07-24-2005, 10:13 PM
try here sometimes they have stuff from the resorts

mousesurplus (http://http://stores.ebay.com/MOUSE-SURPLUS_W0QQssPageNameZviQ3asibQ3astoreviewQQtZkm)


Astryd the link did not work for me :(

JeanJoe
07-25-2005, 03:51 AM
My kids have had many nicknames as infants and toddlers. From Grumpy, Grumpygirl, Little Grumpkins, Beast, Screaming Ball of Fury, Chunky, Peanut, and just sometimes, Princess. But it's time to resurrect one that I haven't needed in a while: "Stupid Baby"

Why oh why must my small one wake up now every night at 3am? She'll wake up, cry, wake up the older one, who then starts crying... Older one will then need to be moved to another room. Small one, we just leave crying to try to train her to get back to sleep.

Suddenly, tonight, her cries suddenly get much more angry. We go down to check. She must have been standing in her crib, kicked one leg though the crib slats, gotten it stuck, and then fallen flat on her back. We find her in there basically hanging from one leg, nearly upside down.

Stupid Baby extricated and put down again, more angry than ever despite her freedom.

OK, after 30-40 minutes, she's finally quieted down. Guess I can finally try to go back to sleep, except that big one should wake up in about half an hour.

The joys of parenthood? BAH HUMBUG

Mom2RinJen
07-25-2005, 04:59 AM
I remember that pain of screams in the middle of the night. The joys of parenthood. But wait, wait till they suddenly develop that attitude that has to clench your fists and walk away with your teeth clenched so hard you walk around with the headache from Hades all day. You know the one, YOU ARE SO STUPID DAD JEEZ! I KNOW SO MUCH MORE THAN YOU MOM! I WANT IT NOW! LOL Thats the best. I'll take the late night screams over the attitude any day. I hope you can get some rest today.

I will not shop at Limited Too. Their prices are NUTS. We have a friend though who hands us down their daughters Limited Too stuff. Since when is my eight year old entitled to a shirt that cost 50.00? And where we live too everyone wears them. Keeping up with the Jones's can cost a fortune. I am not looking forward to school shopping this year.

JeanJoe
07-25-2005, 06:22 AM
OK, parenthood redemption -- proud daddy

Little S.B. the 12 mo stood up and stayed up for 10 seconds by herself for the first time
:sunny: :goodvibes :flower:

( of course, now I can look forward to the bumps and bruises )

Tishke
07-25-2005, 07:02 AM
try here sometimes they have stuff from the resorts

mousesurplus (http://http://stores.ebay.com/MOUSE-SURPLUS_W0QQssPageNameZviQ3asibQ3astoreviewQQtZkm)

I couldn't get the link to work, but thanks for the idea to check eBay. I will keep popping on there to see what I can come up. Thanks~

Tishke
07-25-2005, 07:07 AM
OK, parenthood redemption -- proud daddy

Little S.B. the 12 mo stood up and stayed up for 10 seconds by herself for the first time
:sunny: :goodvibes :flower:

( of course, now I can look forward to the bumps and bruises )

She definitely sounds like a smart one. DS was like that, too. It took him until a month after his first birthday to really start walking places. I think he could do it before, he was just too lazy :rolleyes2 Both his and our bedrooms are upstairs, and I was afraid that he would start trying to get downstairs on his own. So, we put up a gate. Well, he would up figuring out he could climb out of his crib and over the gate and at 2AM we would have this wiggly worm crawl up onto the bed and say "Hi Mommy". I thought I could outsmart him so I put up two gates! One on top of the other. Wouldn't you know it, he figured if he hit the bottom corner of the top gate, it would swing up and he could crawl through the gap. He was a daredevil, but he never once went near those stairs.

Tinkerbelle739
07-25-2005, 07:24 AM
:sunny: Good Morning VMK!!! :sunny:

WebmasterAlex
07-25-2005, 08:27 AM
we spend the first year teaching them to walk and talk and the rest of their life telling them to sit down and shut up

JeanJoe
07-25-2005, 08:28 AM
I may need to claw my eyes out.

Got the Disneyland 50th CD yesterday, and it's great!

Unfortunately, I've had Grim Grinnin' Ghosts going through my head for almost 18 hours now.

What's stuck in your head? Maybe we can trade.

Astryd
07-25-2005, 08:42 AM
I couldn't get the link to work, but thanks for the idea to check eBay. I will keep popping on there to see what I can come up. Thanks~


Sorry :(

Mousesurplus has a great ebay store that sells all sorts of stuff from WDW. Search for them on ebay. I have seen bed things from several different resorts listed on there. Good luck findng one. If I see one I will let you know. :)

Mom2RinJen
07-25-2005, 08:43 AM
Song stuck in my head is a good one though, not irritating. Its Keith Urbans Who Wouldn't Want to be Me. One of my all time favorite songs. And to think this Saturday I will get to see him sing it LIVE from 33 rows back!!! I play that song just about every day back and forth to work. You know how you have song that clears your mind and takes away all your troubles? That ones mine.

Now if it was Grim Grinning Ghost, thats another story. Try playing a Barney CD or something LOL Now that would stick in head!

Astryd
07-25-2005, 08:47 AM
I may need to claw my eyes out.

Got the Disneyland 50th CD yesterday, and it's great!

Unfortunately, I've had Grim Grinnin' Ghosts going through my head for almost 18 hours now.

What's stuck in your head? Maybe we can trade.


We have the Happiest Celebration CD and Kelly wants to listen to the Splash Mountian song over and over and over and over and over and over again. At least she does not like Its a Small World. LOL

I will be glad to trade Joe

pilikia97
07-25-2005, 09:48 AM
The song currently stuck in my head (for over a week now!) is by Blowtorch Betty:

"We've got no integrity, but we sure do look good!" :rolleyes1

Fingers
07-25-2005, 11:18 AM
I like Pie!

lajones81
07-25-2005, 11:41 PM
I'm bored. How is that for random?

Mable
07-26-2005, 12:28 AM
My cat:
Doesn't like belly rubs
Has an obsesion with feet
Follows me everywhere even to the WC
She talks back to me when I scold her

JeanJoe
07-26-2005, 07:21 AM
My DD1yo:
Doesn't like me to make loud blat noises on her belly
Has an obsession with my stinky socks and shoes
Follows me everywhere even to the bathroom
She babbles back to me when I scold her
and... she likes to eat garbage off the floor

My cat:
Doesn't like belly rubs
Has an obsesion with feet
Follows me everywhere even to the WC
She talks back to me when I scold her

Today, I have ABBA Mama Mia stuck in my head. I don't even listen to ABBA. The horror... the horror...

Belle1997
07-26-2005, 07:37 AM
Okay you think you have it bad my little 2 year old dog follows me everywhere and if I move around too much she gets mad and barks and me. She is a little high strung. :)We have been selling our house so when people come we all go sit in the garage with the two other dogs. Quality family time LOL. But when I take her into the house she gets so excited she sound like a squeeling pig. She is so loud I am sure the nieghbours think I am beating her. So it is a race to see how fast I can run into the house before the squeeling gets too loud. Sadly I have yet to win the race. And after we are in the house goes around like a raving lunatic checking out where all the people have been. But just like children she is so cute when she is asleep.

Mom2RinJen
07-26-2005, 07:52 AM
Bezoar, I have to admit, every morning I look forward to your posting in this thread! I LOL when I read them. Your ramblings are so real life! Keep em coming. You start my day with laughter. Its doesn't get much better than that.

pumpkinfish
07-26-2005, 08:20 AM
Let's see...to play catch-up:

Song stuck in my head- Sweet Home Alabama. No, not entirely that bad, but I only know that one line from the enitre song and it is driving DH nuts! :teeth:

My dog:
Barks at us begining at 7 am until we get up out of bed to feed him.
Barks at the men doing maintenance work outside my sliding glass door.
Barks at the deer that appear outside the same door at 1:00 AM!!!
Howls (he is part Beagle...not a fun time) at random dogs that are taking their owners for a walk at 1:00 AM!!!
Barks at us even after he is fed until we get up out of bed, and then he kindly takes our place with his head on DH's pillow :rolleyes2

pilikia97
07-26-2005, 09:07 AM
My house is currently full with my New York Italian in-laws....they have been here for four days now and this is the first morning where everyone is quiet and too tired from partying to cause any trouble! ;)

JeanJoe
07-26-2005, 11:31 AM
Oh no, the pressure. Well, you'll take that back when I post next:

"Woke up. Fell out of bed. Dragged a comb across my head. Brushed teeth. Ate wheaties. Went to work."

Actually, that wouldn't quite be true.

After weeks and weeks, I've finally finished that awful Cinnamon Kruncher's stuff that gave me the code that doesn't even work. Kellogg marketing back-fire: I will never get Cinnamon Kruncher's again. Not even for a VMK doohickey.

Uh oh, getting dangerously on-topic again.

Bezoar, I have to admit, every morning I look forward to your posting in this thread! I LOL when I read them. Your ramblings are so real life! Keep em coming. You start my day with laughter. Its doesn't get much better than that.

Belle1997
07-26-2005, 12:40 PM
Hey MissBelle sounds like you little one should meet my little one (American Eskimo/Pappilion) they could spend time barking at each instead. LOL What we have found that helps is white noise. We have an air filter that makes tons of noise so we turn it on and it blocks out the outside noises Or we would never get to sleep not would our little watch dog.

pilikia97
07-26-2005, 02:38 PM
Just out of curiosity, Why does Cardinal want to attack DisAlex? (in the sig):confused3

lajones81
07-26-2005, 02:45 PM
My DD1yo:
Doesn't like me to make loud blat noises on her belly
Has an obsession with my stinky socks and shoes
Follows me everywhere even to the bathroom
She babbles back to me when I scold her
and... she likes to eat garbage off the floor



Today, I have ABBA Mama Mia stuck in my head. I don't even listen to ABBA. The horror... the horror...

I saw ABBA in concert on Friday. :)

marypops!
07-26-2005, 02:59 PM
you mean the real ABBA??
cool

Cookies!! (there's a chocolate sale today in central plaza just go to a window and say can i have a box of chocolates please then after a while say thanks)

Astryd
07-26-2005, 03:07 PM
Just out of curiosity, Why does Cardinal want to attack DisAlex? (in the sig):confused3


That is a good question? :confused3

JeanJoe
07-26-2005, 05:46 PM
I saw ABBA in concert on Friday. :)

It's YOUR fault!

I knew I saw the word ABBA someplace, and it triggered the song stuck in my head. How could you? I thought we were friends!

;)

Mom2RinJen
07-26-2005, 07:37 PM
I have no clue what is up with the Disalex thing. He was in my room and asked if we liked Alex and I said Um, you probably don't want to bash Disalex here. We all heart him in this room. And I never did get to see why he is on the attack. Don't worry Disalex, we got your back! No Bashers in my room. I'm not afraid to use my boot upside his backside. LOL

Astryd
07-26-2005, 08:01 PM
I have no clue what is up with the Disalex thing. He was in my room and asked if we liked Alex and I said Um, you probably don't want to bash Disalex here. We all heart him in this room. And I never did get to see why he is on the attack. Don't worry Disalex, we got your back! No Bashers in my room. I'm not afraid to use my boot upside his backside. LOL



:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:



We will take care of you disalex, we heart you!

VegasMonarch
07-26-2005, 10:44 PM
i had to put child safety locks on our kitchen cabinets to keep my siamese cat (Max) out. and now he has figured out how to open a different cabinet. that cabinet won't support the locks, so it's taped. and now he's trying to find other ways to get into trouble. it's like having a child!

pilikia97
07-27-2005, 12:03 AM
:rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

Cardinal
07-27-2005, 12:45 PM
Just out of curiosity, Why does Cardinal want to attack DisAlex? (in the sig):confused3
Just out of curiosity, why is it your business?

FlyThenFall
07-27-2005, 03:42 PM
I felt the "A Chorus Line" discussion should continue here...no need to hijack another topic about it! :p

Anyways you've just made "I Hope I Get It" the song stuck in my head...that along with "What I did for Love." I thought after that show closed I would never have to experience the terror of those songs ever again! (I played tenor sax/clarinet in the pit orchestra last year for a community college...I got paid for it too!)

I hope you're happy...because I'm not right now...

JeanJoe
07-27-2005, 03:49 PM
Just out of curiosity, why is it your business?
Well that seems unnecessarily rude. When it is necessary to be rude, I'm not sure, but I'm beginning to get an idea.

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Moving right along: DW got the call from daycare that 12mo had a fever of 105 today. She called me, and I volunteered to help stay with the kid at home, after we brought the kid to the pedi.

Of course, it wasn't until AFTER we had the kid in the car heading towards the pedi, when we looked at the note: 100.5. Felt like such an idiot, talking to the clinic people on the phone: "Umm, never mind, uh, yeah, I *am* a licensed pediatrician, actually. Really. No, it hasn't been revoked yet."

ARRRGGHHHH!

So, 2 parents got out of work for a temp of 100.5?!?

And now I'm stuck alone at home with cranky Beast of Doom who is fine, with a piddly temp.

Cranky Beast. Argh. Maybe a tranquilizer would help.

Cardinal
07-27-2005, 04:13 PM
Well that seems unnecessarily rude. When it is necessary to be rude, I'm not sure, but I'm beginning to get an idea.
Oh, you're a comic genius.
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You're lucky this board isn't closed down. You'd better go to the Community Boards before I scare you.

HollyJoy
07-27-2005, 04:26 PM
i had to put child safety locks on our kitchen cabinets to keep my siamese cat (Max) out. and now he has figured out how to open a different cabinet. that cabinet won't support the locks, so it's taped. and now he's trying to find other ways to get into trouble. it's like having a child!

Our cat can open most of our cabinets, so the babylocks stayed on! LOL If the pantry door isn't closed tight, he can open that as well. :confused3

pumpkinfish
07-27-2005, 05:04 PM
Oh, you're a comic genius.
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You're lucky this board isn't closed down. You'd better go to the Community Boards before I scare you.


Card,
Play nice please.

VegasMonarch
07-27-2005, 05:44 PM
:Pinkbounc cats are fun! a pain sometimes, but fun ;)

chimera
07-27-2005, 05:55 PM
Moving right along: DW got the call from daycare that 12mo had a fever of 105 today. She called me, and I volunteered to help stay with the kid at home, after we brought the kid to the pedi.

Of course, it wasn't until AFTER we had the kid in the car heading towards the pedi, when we looked at the note: 100.5. Felt like such an idiot, talking to the clinic people on the phone: "Umm, never mind, uh, yeah, I *am* a licensed pediatrician, actually. Really. No, it hasn't been revoked yet."

ARRRGGHHHH!

So, 2 parents got out of work for a temp of 100.5?!?

Was my turn last week. Call from daycare that DD2 has low-grade fever and hasn't been herself all day. I'm still working from home for another couple months, so no big deal to go pick her up. I get to daycare...she's in the process of climbing the bookshelf to see out the window :scared1: I ask about the fever...oh...it was 99, right after they came in from recess :rolleyes: . Since I drove all the way there, I just took her home with me.

chimera
07-27-2005, 05:58 PM
:flower:

JeanJoe
07-27-2005, 06:00 PM
Anyone happen to play Disney songs on the piano?

I'm trying to start back up with more playing. The collections I've found that I like best so far are:

- "The Disney Collection: best-loved songs from Disney movies, televesion shows, and theme parks"
and
- "The New Illustrated Treasury of Disney Songs"

The overlap somewhat, and sometimes the songs are actually identical, plus or minus an intro.

The tough part is that I learned as a kid with classical music, so I have absolutely no sense of syncopation; BUT, I've had a blast learning to play Cruella de Vil to the point where I *think* I've got it right. The other thing is that I'm not good enough to sight-read fast pieces, so I end up playing mostly the slow, romantic stuff. It gets to the point where I feel like I should be wearing sequins and playing for a bunch of silver-haired ladies in a cocktail lounge.

I should probably post on the CB for exposure to more people, but thought I'd ask here first, just in case.

GBShorts
07-27-2005, 07:12 PM
Anyone happen to play Disney songs on the piano?

I'm trying to start back up with more playing. The collections I've found that I like best so far are:

- "The Disney Collection: best-loved songs from Disney movies, televesion shows, and theme parks"
and
- "The New Illustrated Treasury of Disney Songs"

The overlap somewhat, and sometimes the songs are actually identical, plus or minus an intro.

The tough part is that I learned as a kid with classical music, so I have absolutely no sense of syncopation; BUT, I've had a blast learning to play Cruella de Vil to the point where I *think* I've got it right. The other thing is that I'm not good enough to sight-read fast pieces, so I end up playing mostly the slow, romantic stuff. It gets to the point where I feel like I should be wearing sequins and playing for a bunch of silver-haired ladies in a cocktail lounge.

I should probably post on the CB for exposure to more people, but thought I'd ask here first, just in case.


I grew up doing this too but when I got the piano from my mother, she kept the old old OLD Disney song book we had (hard bound, I'd guess 200 pages or so)...I want it!!! YAR!

FlyThenFall
07-27-2005, 07:31 PM
I do the Disney piano stuff too. It's part of my background music/Nordstrom/family parties repertoire. :p I really like the Treasury of Disney songs because the arrangements are really full, and yet they're still easy enough for me to sight-read most of the time. Which is a good thing...because the repertoire I'm working on (Rhapsody in Blue/A Beethoven Sonata...I forget which one at the time) doesn't allow me very much time. Add that to the fact that I hardly ever practice piano anymore because of the 2-4 hours I spend on my clarinet every day, the Disney stuff is way down the totem pole.

Now...if there was only a way for me to find time to practice my flute and saxophone...hmm...

JeanJoe
07-27-2005, 08:43 PM
I really like the Treasury of Disney songs because the arrangements are really full, and yet they're still easy enough for me to sight-read most of the time.

Agreed -- the arrangements actually sometimes make me sound like I know what I'm doing! Just easy enough for me to (mostly) be able to play it; just complex enough not to sound like I'm plinking it out.

So, nothing else of this level of difficulty that you've come across? It'll keep me busy for a while, but I just thought I'd keep an eye out.

Can't wait to inflict myself on the relatives...

!!! Rhapsody in Blue !!! Sheez, and you have time to play VMK too?

FlyThenFall
07-27-2005, 10:04 PM
Oh wait! I also have a book called "Disney Piano Solos" which isn't in Piano/Vocal/Guitar format...it's in piano solo format with no words or chord symbols. It's a dark blue book with a couple characters in the front in a sort of artsy collage. :p Anyways the only really reedeeming arrangements in this book are Reflection, A Whole New World, and You've Got a Friend in Me. Everything else is just OK, although Zip-A-Dee-Do-Dah and Hakuna Matata just sound pretty awful. Reflection though is excellent, and I've played it for a couple concerts to resounding applause. It's a good "emoting" song. :)

BTW, these are a tad bit harder than the arrangements in the Treasury book. But I swear, the Reflection arrangement is tres magnifique!

hagen
07-27-2005, 10:46 PM
Oh, you're a comic genius.
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You're lucky this board isn't closed down. You'd better go to the Community Boards before I scare you.

Wow. This is great, great stuff. Reminds me of when the fifth graders would stalk each other, trying to compete for playground dominance with clumsily-used words they just learned. Nothing like it, except maybe this post. What gives? Wasn't enough to have people wonder why you were whacked off at disalex, now you have to get everyone ticked at you? Nice work if you can get it, I suppose. Good luck in your future life as a New York Times movie critic!

hagen the impatient

JeanJoe
07-27-2005, 11:04 PM
Oh wait! I also have a book called "Disney Piano Solos" which isn't in Piano/Vocal/Guitar format...it's in piano solo format with no words or chord symbols. It's a dark blue book with a couple characters in the front in a sort of artsy collage. :p Anyways the only really reedeeming arrangements in this book are Reflection, A Whole New World, and You've Got a Friend in Me. Everything else is just OK, although Zip-A-Dee-Do-Dah and Hakuna Matata just sound pretty awful. Reflection though is excellent, and I've played it for a couple concerts to resounding applause. It's a good "emoting" song. :)

BTW, these are a tad bit harder than the arrangements in the Treasury book. But I swear, the Reflection arrangement is tres magnifique!

Love that song -- Reflection. I'd get the book you mentioned just for that, I think. Know if it's still in print? Mulan wasn't THAT long ago... If you have it handy, post or PM me any details that might help me hunt it down. I don't think I've ever seen it. As for difficulty -- well, it's about time I "worked" at a new piece; might as well be one I like :)

You mentioned Nordstrom's before. Were you one of the dudes who plays there? My cousin did that. She now works with the NY Philharmonic, arranging stuff for the artists.

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lol, hagen's feeding the troll, but it was so worth reading

JeanJoe
07-27-2005, 11:08 PM
Hey hagen!

Out in VMK land tonight, there was some interest in hearing you playing and singing. Now, I'm not sure if they meant in real life or in VMK... but if in real life, and you still can't post links, are there links you want posted?

I post this publicly so that Hagen can bask in the adoration of his future fans.

FlyThenFall
07-27-2005, 11:24 PM
Yes, the book is still in print. Here's a link to the Hal Leonard site about it...clicky! (http://www.halleonard.com/item_detail.jsp?itemid=313128&order=4&catcode=00&refer=search&type=product&keywords=disney+piano+solos+) You can probably order it online from a infinite amount of online retailers, I mean a quick search on J.W.Pepper brings it right up!

BTW, no I haven't played at Nordstroms. I'm a classical kid myself and don't quite have the repertoire for a gig like that yet (still can't improvise off of chord symbols...it's on my to-do list.) It's kind of a family joke that I should play the "tinkly" piano music there...mainly because they make me play "tinkly" piano music everytime we have a family gathering. I do though work at music store where I get to teach (mostly) great kids how to play music. I say mostly because I have one little bugger who gives me the an extremely hard time, all the time....

JeanJoe
07-28-2005, 07:09 AM
Thanks Fly -- I think I'll order that book

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So relentless bombarding DW with non-stop Disney seems to be having an effect.

This morning, as DD12mo was doing her wobbly stand, swaying back and forth, DW commented that she looked just like one of the It's a Small World dolls -- short, chubby cherub, round.

Yeah, I could see it! A short, chubby, round Small World Doll who was also scowling, shrieking, and eating garbage!

TLinden16
07-28-2005, 07:17 AM
Hey Joe, are you just trying to learn so you can play more songs at VMK Jellyrolls ;)

Karen

marypops!
07-28-2005, 12:50 PM
anyone like sad things
or think they are too happy and need something to cry about

if not then DON'T GO HERE!!!

http://www.flashplayer.com/animation/imissyoudaddy_movie.php

JeanJoe
07-28-2005, 01:06 PM
Umm, sure -- so long as you sing. If you listen REAL close, you'll hear me playing, but you do the singing.

Actually, I'll still probably be the guy at the quiet corner table, where I can watch you all :) That's more me.

Hey Joe, are you just trying to learn so you can play more songs at VMK Jellyrolls ;)

Karen

marypops!
07-28-2005, 04:27 PM
for the people who watched that video isn't it sad
:sad:
:sad:

lajones81
07-28-2005, 10:22 PM
Look! A new smilie! :maleficen

I have no idea (other than this post) in how I would use it though. :confused3

VegasMonarch
07-29-2005, 12:09 AM
i got locked in the vmk with 14 other people. i'm still dancing with diznygrl, Mable, Disneyholic, Pilikia, BubbasFriend, a guest and the other people that i can't remember. sorry other people. i'm horrible with names ;)

lajones81
07-29-2005, 12:18 AM
I got locked in! Woot woot! :) :) :)

Yeah!

Try to kick me out VMK! Just try it!

(I hope they don't...I put super glue on my feet just hoping and praying that I would get stuck! LOL!)

VegasMonarch
07-29-2005, 12:20 AM
:rotfl2: we're still here!
:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

Tishke
07-29-2005, 06:23 AM
were you guys able to talk while you were locked in?

VegasMonarch
07-29-2005, 10:16 AM
no we weren't able to talk, but we were trapped dancing. it must be the torture idea. htey think if they curse us with a neverending dance spell that eventually we will leave. we must have proved them wrong, because it took a half hour before the closed sign took over.

Mable
07-29-2005, 10:33 AM
no we weren't able to talk, but we were trapped dancing. it must be the torture idea. htey think if they curse us with a neverending dance spell that eventually we will leave.
Unfortunately that works for me. :sad2:
I can't stand the idea of dancing and not talking. :crazy:
I need to talk! :hyper2: And the "woot woot!"

pilikia97
07-29-2005, 07:15 PM
So while I was eating dinner tonight, I channel hopped and stopped on TCM as the guy was intoducing the next movie....."Back To The Future"! Okay, umm, thats from 1985! I like all the old, truly classic movies that TCM usually airs, especially the musicals!
AMC lost me when they started airing commercials 5 years ago, and now they play more modern movies (but insist on calling them classics) and I thought I was okay with that since I still had TCM in all its black and white glory. Now I don't know for sure how I feel....

*sigh*

and now back to your previously scheduled thread already in progress.

JeanJoe
07-30-2005, 09:58 AM
What made me realize how old I was getting was when I started noticing that "rock" music I listened to in high school had become muzak'ed in mall elevators. :( :(

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Randomness: so I had an overnight shift last night which was kind of rough, went home, and DW + DD3 + DD1 went to the playground while I went nearby for a much needed haircut. During the haircut, I nodded off a few times -- you know, the head rolling forward thing. I should have suspected something when the barber did not offer me the handheld mirror thing to check things out. I walked over to the playground and DD3 see me; she throws me a big smile and says...

"Daddy you look funny."

Huh?

"Your hair! It looks funny!"

I ask DW what's up, and did something bad happen? She smiles and tells me "You just look different."

Uh oh. I think I'll just avoid mirrors for the next few weeks.


So while I was eating dinner tonight, I channel hopped and stopped on TCM as the guy was intoducing the next movie....."Back To The Future"! Okay, umm, thats from 1985! I like all the old, truly classic movies that TCM usually airs, especially the musicals!
AMC lost me when they started airing commercials 5 years ago, and now they play more modern movies (but insist on calling them classics) and I thought I was okay with that since I still had TCM in all its black and white glory. Now I don't know for sure how I feel....

*sigh*

and now back to your previously scheduled thread already in progress.

lajones81
07-30-2005, 12:53 PM
What made me realize how old I was getting was when I started noticing that "rock" music I listened to in high school had become muzak'ed in mall elevators. :( :(

====

Randomness: so I had an overnight shift last night which was kind of rough, went home, and DW + DD3 + DD1 went to the playground while I went nearby for a much needed haircut. During the haircut, I nodded off a few times -- you know, the head rolling forward thing. I should have suspected something when the barber did not offer me the handheld mirror thing to check things out. I walked over to the playground and DD3 see me; she throws me a big smile and says...

"Daddy you look funny."

Huh?

"Your hair! It looks funny!"

I ask DW what's up, and did something bad happen? She smiles and tells me "You just look different."

Uh oh. I think I'll just avoid mirrors for the next few weeks.

Does this mean CL_Bezoar will have to change his hair, too? ;)

As my mom always told me...it'll grow out! :)

JeanJoe
07-30-2005, 05:15 PM
As my mom always told me...it'll grow out! :)

Yeah, I'm sure I tried that line when I was around 6, and just before the big trip overseas to meet for the first time all the relatives in Taiwan, I got my hands on a pair of scissors and gave myself a real good haircut.

All the pictures for that family reunion... ohhhh....

awspinner
07-30-2005, 08:03 PM
Why does the sun shine on mainstreet when it is nighttime but the park have operating hours like the real park?

Things that make you go hmmmmmmmmmm?

FlyThenFall
07-31-2005, 04:14 PM
That darn amylase!


After you eat...you're not supposed to play reeded instruments for like 15 minutes. Even if your brush your teeth, gargle, swish with water, etc.,etc. Why you may ask? That lovely enzyme that breaks down polysaccharides into disaccharides...also breaks down reed fibers! :( I believe that is off-topic enough for this thread...:p

(BTW, I've noticed the same thing awspinner. Maybe they'll do something cool like changing VMK at night with the opening of Rockit Mountain!)

JeanJoe
08-01-2005, 03:36 AM
Thought of the night: Work is what you do when you can't Dis or VMK.

The Wolf
08-01-2005, 07:46 AM
FlyThenFall

do you not think the thing about playing wind instruments could stem back to the terrible Twinkie incident of 1962?

I beleive a large particle of twinkie was launched from a wind instrument player's mouth along his chosen noise maker and caused some major injuries to the front row. :rotfl2:

lajones81
08-01-2005, 11:55 PM
I'm bored. How's that for random?

*NikkiBell*
08-02-2005, 12:05 AM
I am double bored. lol.

Beherenow
08-02-2005, 12:05 AM
breaks down reed fibers

Can't you just buy a new reed?

Tishke
08-02-2005, 06:09 AM
Why does the sun shine on mainstreet when it is nighttime but the park have operating hours like the real park?

Things that make you go hmmmmmmmmmm?

I'm thinking the sun is shining because they are afraid we will trip over benches, curbs, each other if they make it get dark. :rotfl2:

WebmasterAlex
08-02-2005, 06:57 AM
Especially when we have all been drinking!

pumpkinfish
08-02-2005, 07:46 AM
Speaking of drinking...as I was knocking back a brew last night I was wondering (and even asked DH), When was the first beer bottle made? I mean, who invented it?

JeanJoe
08-02-2005, 08:37 AM
Speaking of drinking...as I was knocking back a brew last night I was wondering (and even asked DH), When was the first beer bottle made? I mean, who invented it?

You know infant follow-up clinic is boring when you sneak off to find the following link (http://www.gono.com/museum2003/otherlinks.htm) to answer this important question. Not sure if the answer is in there, but it's a start. ;)

I didn't paste the page contents because of the rather specific reposting request at the bottom of their page.

JeanJoe
08-02-2005, 08:52 AM
I am double bored. lol.

Now I'm triple bored...

FlyThenFall
08-02-2005, 08:52 AM
Can't you just buy a new reed?

I'd like to refer to this joke about clarinetists about "buying a new reed"...
"Hey, how many clarinetists does it take to screw in a light bulb?"
"I don't know, how many?"
"Just one, but it takes him the entire day...because he has to go through the entire box just to find a the right one."

I love killing a thread like this...:p

Beherenow
08-02-2005, 09:26 AM
he has to go through the entire box just to find a the right one

I can relate... :rotfl2:

chimera
08-02-2005, 12:12 PM
because he has to go through the entire box just to find a the right one."

Sounds like dating ;)

FlyThenFall
08-02-2005, 04:59 PM
Ah...I forgot I'm not telling this to a bunch of band geeks. ;) It basically is commenting on the fact that it's so hard to find the reed that plays just right. It's hard to understand unless you've had to work with reed players...it drives many musician to insanity!

Tishke
08-02-2005, 05:47 PM
Sounds like dating ;)

or a box of chocolate ;)

JeanJoe
08-02-2005, 06:32 PM
or a box of chocolate ;)

I'll go through the whole box of chocolate, but not to find the right one. Every chocolate is the right one. ;)

Tishke
08-02-2005, 06:35 PM
LOL, Be, you sound like my sister. I do have a lovely box of 100% liquid center chocolate covered cherries here, if anyone would care for one :flower:

JeanJoe
08-02-2005, 06:37 PM
LOL, Be, you sound like my sister. I do have a lovely box of 100% liquid center chocolate covered cherries here, if anyone would care for one :flower:

Thanks, but no thanks. I've learned from sad, sad experience that promises of yummies across the internet lead to nothing but hunger... (Astryd, I'm still waiting for those fresh-baked cookies!)

Astryd
08-02-2005, 06:39 PM
Thanks, but no thanks. I've learned from sad, sad experience that promises of yummies across the internet lead to nothing but hunger... (Astryd, I'm still waiting for those fresh-baked cookies!)

Send me your address boy and I will overnight them, you will have them Friday morning. :wizard:


Edited to add: IM please Be

Tishke
08-02-2005, 07:27 PM
Totally off topic, but I am still happy dancing regardless :cheer2: .....I just got two 98% in my classes and one of my papers was returned with a recommendation from an appelate court judge to add to my resume :banana: Now if only I had gotten this great news while on vacation in Disney, my day would have been perfect :rotfl2:

Astryd
08-02-2005, 07:39 PM
Totally off topic, but I am still happy dancing regardless :cheer2: .....I just got two 98% in my classes and one of my papers was returned with a recommendation from an appelate court judge to add to my resume :banana: Now if only I had gotten this great news while on vacation in Disney, my day would have been perfect :rotfl2:


WOOHOO!!!! :cool1: :cool1: :cool1: :cool1:

That is great Tishke!

Beherenow
08-02-2005, 07:57 PM
a recommendation from an appelate court judge

:cheer2: Way to go Tishke!!! :cheer2:

Tishke
08-02-2005, 08:11 PM
Thank you guys!! This definitely brightens my week :sunny: Now if only we had some bubbly here to share :rotfl:

Maleficent2
08-02-2005, 08:35 PM
Congrats Tishke! that is great! :cheer2:

SoRa DoRk
08-02-2005, 09:25 PM
Thank you guys!! This definitely brightens my week :sunny: Now if only we had some bubbly here to share :rotfl:

Ok, bubbly it is! *gets bubble blowing things and passes them out, then blows lots of bubles* See? Bubbly! :rotfl2: LOL

marypops!
08-03-2005, 06:46 AM
if bubbles float in the sky then why don't balloons without helium in?

if a tree falls in the forest and nobody is there to hear it does it make a sound?

what sound does one hand clapping make?

should vegetarians eat animal crackers?

Do you find it a bit unnerving doctors call what they do practice?

If a funeral procession is at night, do you drive with your lights off?

If a turtle doesn't have a shell, is he homeless or naked?

If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?

When sign makers go on strike, is anything written on their signs?

When you open a bag of cotton balls, is the top one meant to be thrown away?

Would a fly without wings be called a walk?

If the Internet has no boundaries, then why do we need Windows?

Can you freeze anti-freeze ?

If toast falls butter side down and cats land on their feet, what happens
when u put a slice of bread ( butter side up ) on a cats back?

Do you ever wonder if really dumb people get the full effect of alphabet soup?

Do blondes really know that they have more fun?

What was the best thing before sliced bread ?

How can you not like the past but like the future and present when they both will eventually become the past?

Why do you always push a door when it says pull and pull it when it says push?

If you expect the unexpected, wouldn't the unexpected be expected?

What happens if you give a pig some bacon?

IF driving and drinking is against the law, why do all the bars have parking lots?

Why is it we are willing to spend hours looking for the remote instead of taking 2 seconds to walk to the TV and use the on-board controls?

Why is it called a MISSile if it was made to hit things?

Why does round pizza come in a square box?

Who really did " let the dogs out "?

What's the difference between something being "crispy" and something being "crunchy"?

When it rains why dont sheep shrink ?

If you see an endangered animal eating an endangered plant...what do you do?

Does water float?

Why do they call it a building if its already built?

Where does the white go when snow melts?

Exactly where is the road less traveled?

If A tree falls when no one's around to the other trees make fun of it?

Do blind people have dreams? if they do, do they know what they are seeing?

If your eyes are round, why can you see out of the corners of them?

Why is more than one goose called geese but more than one moose is not meese?

If Snickers really satisfies, why do they make a king size bar?

Who took the bite out of the apple computer logo?

Does a one legged duck swim in circles?

Why do they call it toothpaste, do they expect you to glue you teeth together?

If someone is sent to prison he/she becomes a prisoner, but does someone sent to jail become a jailor?

Why do black tires produce white smoke ?

What is a male ladybug called?

If an orange was purple, would they still call it an orange?

Why are stairs called 'stairs' when inside, but when you're outside they're called 'steps' ?

Why is abbreviation such a long word ?

If quitters never win and winners never quit. what smart guy came up with the saying "Quit while you are ahead"?

what happens when you get scared half to death twice?

What color does a smurf turn when you choke it?

Which came first the chicken, the egg, or the rooster?

Why do they call Greenland Greenland when its all ice, and Iceland
Iceland when its all green?

Why is it when your computer freezes, people keep on pushing more and
more buttons?

Why do teachers need answer books?

On Christmas Light boxes, why do they say for indoor/outdoor use only? Where else are we going to use them?

Why is the meaning of life hard to find when you have a dictionary?

Why do you need a driver's licence to buy alcohol when you can't drink and drive?

Why isn't phonetic spelt the way it sounds?

If you're in a car travelling at the speed of light, what happens if you put on the headlights?

Why is it that when you transport something by car, it's called a shipment, and when you transport it by ship, it's called a cargo?

If 'practice makes perfect' and 'nobodies perfect', why bother practicing?

I once saw a sign, and it read: "Seeing-Eye Dogs Only". Can dogs read?

Why do those signs say, "In Case of Fire, Do Not Use Elevator"? How would you put a fire out with an elevator?

What is the speed of dark?

What's another word for synonym?

Why are builders afraid to have a 13th floor but book publishers aren't afraid to have a Chapter 11?

Why didn't Luke Skywalker tell Darth Vader to turn to the light side of the Force?

Why are cigarettes sold in gas stations when smoking is prohibited there?

Why do bars advertise live bands? What does a dead band sound like?

Why do fat chance and slim chance mean the same thing?

Why do people who only eat natural foods drink decaffeinated coffee?

Why does your nose run, and your feet smell?

Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?

Why is it called a TV set when you only get one?

Why is there an eject button on the VCR remote? Don't you have to get up to get to the tape?

Why isn't there mouse-flavored cat food?

Ok, we know skid marks are created by tires.
Tires are created by machines.
Machines are created by man.
Man was created by God.
So.... Who ( or what ) Created God ?

How much dirt is there in a hole three feet square?

Is it legal for a man to marry his widow's sister?

Why do cats have nine lives? Why not eight or ten?

If 24 hr. stores are open al the time, why are locks on the doors?

When someone says to you, "If I don't see you by then, have a nice
Christmas". Does that also mean if they DO see you by then, you
should have a lousy Christmas?

Why are they called houseflys if they are not pets?

Can you be a closet claustrophobic?

Can you grow birds by planting birdseed?

JeanJoe
08-03-2005, 07:00 AM
LOL, omg too many deep thoughts for my slow brain this morning...

Anyone remember Deep Thoughts from Saturday Night Live?

marypops!
08-03-2005, 07:06 AM
one fine day in the middle of the night
the atlantic ocean caught alight
a blind man saw it
a deaf man heard it
a man with no arms pressed the fire alarm
the fire brigade was run by two dead horses
they ran over a dead cat and half killed it
this was all told by a dumb parrot
sitting on the edge of a round table
eating plain scones with currants in

marypops!
08-03-2005, 07:28 AM
no prizes for guessing what i just had as a snack (actually too big ones)

pumpkinfish
08-03-2005, 07:56 AM
Totally off topic, but I am still happy dancing regardless :cheer2: .....I just got two 98% in my classes and one of my papers was returned with a recommendation from an appelate court judge to add to my resume :banana: Now if only I had gotten this great news while on vacation in Disney, my day would have been perfect :rotfl2:

:cheer2: :Pinkbounc :cheer2: :Pinkbounc :cheer2: :Pinkbounc :cheer2: :Pinkbounc :cheer2:

Yay! I have been busy the past day or so and just read this!!! I am so VERY proud of you ;)

pumpkinfish
08-03-2005, 08:10 AM
For Be and his Deep Thoughts request...

(and yes I REALLY loved Deep Thoughts, even printed out all the pages from online to read them many years ago. I still have it book-marked)...so here are a few that I can post ;) :

*A good way to threaten somebody is to light a stick of dynamite. Then you call the guy and hold the burning fuse up to the phone. "Hear that?" you say. "That's dynamite, baby."

*If I lived back in the wild west days, instead of carrying a six-gun in my holster, I'd carry a soldering iron. That way, if some smart-aleck cowboy said something like "Hey, look. He's carrying a soldering iron!" and started laughing, and everybody else started laughing, I could just say, "That's right, it's a soldering iron. The soldering iron of justice." Then everybody would get real quiet and ashamed, because they had made fun of the soldering iron of justice, and I could probably hit them up for a free drink.

*Dad always thought laughter was the best medicine, which I guess is why several of us died of tuberculosis.

*Maybe in order to understand mankind, we have to look at the word itself: "Mankind". Basically, it's made up of two separate words - "mank" and "ind". What do these words mean ? It's a mystery, and that's why so is mankind.

*Instead of studying for finals, what about just going to the Bahamas and catching some rays? Maybe you'll flunk, but you might have flunked anyway; that's my point.

*Love can sweep you off your feet and carry you along in a way you've never known before. But the ride always ends, and you end up feeling lonely and bitter. Wait. It's not love I'm describing. I'm thinking of a monorail.

There is still my fave I am looking for. Can't seem to find it :( But hope these gave you all a small laugh like they did me! Even if it was the 10000th time reading them :) :wizard:

debbiedoo
08-03-2005, 09:05 AM
Totally off topic, but I am still happy dancing regardless :cheer2: .....I just got two 98% in my classes and one of my papers was returned with a recommendation from an appelate court judge to add to my resume :banana: Now if only I had gotten this great news while on vacation in Disney, my day would have been perfect :rotfl2:


woot!! :banana: :banana: :banana:

JeanJoe
08-03-2005, 09:48 AM
Big, big congratulations to Tishke

And pumpkinfish, thanks for the smiles. It's been YEARS (ears?) since I've seen those, LOL!

Disneyfreak92
08-03-2005, 10:17 AM
Totally off topic, but I am still happy dancing regardless :cheer2: .....I just got two 98% in my classes and one of my papers was returned with a recommendation from an appelate court judge to add to my resume :banana: Now if only I had gotten this great news while on vacation in Disney, my day would have been perfect :rotfl2:

Woot! Woot! Go Tishke! :cheer2: :cheer2:


And yes, I do remember Deep Thoughts. I loved it too!

lajones81
08-03-2005, 12:14 PM
I'm thinking the sun is shining because they are afraid we will trip over benches, curbs, each other if they make it get dark. :rotfl2:

LOL! :rotfl2:

Sadly, that may be true for me. I fall enough in the daylight as it is! ;)

Totally off topic, but I am still happy dancing regardless :cheer2: .....I just got two 98% in my classes and one of my papers was returned with a recommendation from an appelate court judge to add to my resume :banana: Now if only I had gotten this great news while on vacation in Disney, my day would have been perfect :rotfl2:

Can I get a woot woot?

Woot woot!

You go girl! :)

GBShorts
08-03-2005, 03:09 PM
I have to post this somewhere. I am too in love with it not to!

Monster! Ahh! (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=45906.msg420848#msg420848)

Yes, you too can make your own monster while playing VMK in a single day. (I'm so pathetic!) :rolleyes1

pumpkinfish
08-03-2005, 05:34 PM
I have to post this somewhere. I am too in love with it not to!

Monster! Ahh! (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=45906.msg420848#msg420848)

Yes, you too can make your own monster while playing VMK in a single day. (I'm so pathetic!) :rolleyes1


That has to be one of the cutest things I have ever seen!!! I am so jealous because I am useless with needles and sewing and "that" kind of stuff. But WOW! That is so darn cute!

Tishke
08-03-2005, 06:14 PM
How about some help with a completely random problem....you are all sworn not to repeat this....but DH is all of a sudden on a Vanilla Ice kick and has been working around the house for the last hour since "Ice, Ice, Baby!"

HELP ME!!!

lajones81
08-03-2005, 06:18 PM
How about some help with a completely random problem....you are all sworn not to repeat this....but DH is all of a sudden on a Vanilla Ice kick and has been working around the house for the last hour since "Ice, Ice, Baby!"

HELP ME!!!

:rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

OK, that was not very nice of me. Here...this should help: :grouphug:

pumpkinfish
08-03-2005, 06:39 PM
Well DH was over my shoulder just as I was reading this post and he was doing all the laughing for the both of us...


But Tishke, your DH secret is safe with us :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

Astryd
08-03-2005, 06:44 PM
How about some help with a completely random problem....you are all sworn not to repeat this....but DH is all of a sudden on a Vanilla Ice kick and has been working around the house for the last hour since "Ice, Ice, Baby!"

HELP ME!!!


:rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: I feel your pain. My Dh does similar things too. :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

JeanJoe
08-03-2005, 07:14 PM
I have to post this somewhere. I am too in love with it not to!

Monster! Ahh! (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=45906.msg420848#msg420848)

Yes, you too can make your own monster while playing VMK in a single day. (I'm so pathetic!) :rolleyes1


Must.. not.. let.. DW.. see.. monster bag...

Or DD3yo, for that matter.

Very funny bag though :)

GBShorts
08-03-2005, 07:59 PM
Must.. not.. let.. DW.. see.. monster bag...

Or DD3yo, for that matter.

Very funny bag though :)


I don't think I'm quite up to a repeat of making the bag but I could make them some monster coin purses :D! I'm already sending pixiepal and others one. I'd be more than happy to. :)


**change subject**

VANILLA ICE???

Start singing The Song that Doesn't End at the top of your lungs with your fingers in your ears!

Tishke
08-03-2005, 08:19 PM
Must.. not.. let.. DW.. see.. monster bag...

Or DD3yo, for that matter.

Very funny bag though :)


Just think, first they get the new purse....then they will need shoes :maleficen

Tishke
08-03-2005, 08:43 PM
25 things everyone should know:



If you're too open-minded, your brains will fall out.

Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.

Going to church doesn't make you a Christian, any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.

Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you've never tried before.

My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance.

Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.

It is easier to get forgiveness than permission.

For every action, there is an equal and opposite government program.

If you look like your passport picture, you probably need the trip.

Bills travel through the mail at twice the speed of checks.

A conscience is what hurts when all of your other parts feel so good.

Eat well, stay fit, die anyway.

Men are from Earth. Women are from Earth. Deal with it.

No man has ever been shot while doing the dishes.

A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand.

Middle age is when broadness of the mind and narrowness of the waist change places.

Opportunities always look bigger going than coming.

Junk is something you've kept for years and throw away three weeks before you need it.

There is always one more imbecile than you counted on.

Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.

By the time you can make ends meet, they move the ends.

Thou shalt not weigh more than thy refrigerator.

Someone who thinks logically provides a nice contrast to the real world.

It ain't the jeans that make your behind look big.

JeanJoe
08-03-2005, 08:59 PM
Start singing The Song that Doesn't End at the top of your lungs with your fingers in your ears!

Are you sure? OK, just for you, then:

It's a world of laughter...

( <smack> <club> OW!!! I'll stop! I promise! )

pumpkinfish
08-03-2005, 09:00 PM
It ain't the jeans that make your behind look big.


Thanks for reminding me about this one :sad2:

lab_girl
08-03-2005, 09:03 PM
Deep thoughts.........

Had to add.............

Remember this motto to live by: "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"

;)

Astryd
08-03-2005, 09:03 PM
It ain't the jeans that make your behind look big.


That is why i heart VMK. We all look good in those low rise jeans LOL ;)

Tishke
08-03-2005, 09:37 PM
Thanks for reminding me about this one :sad2:


My 11th grade English teacher used to say this all the time. She was wrong, it is the pants. I have some really cute skirts that make my boo ty look very nice thank you! ;)

lajones81
08-04-2005, 12:02 AM
Things that make you go hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...

Why does the fish water tank never run out of cups?

(mickeysfriend says she is sure there is a cup fairy!)

pumpkinfish
08-04-2005, 05:54 AM
Hey, has anyone been to Vegas before and want to give me some advice? We are going for a week next month and we have never been :goodvibes :goodvibes

A little nervous because I am such a planner and there are so many people (family) going that I can't plan.

Any suggestions would be great!

JeanJoe
08-04-2005, 07:50 AM
I've only been to Vegas twice or so. But what I remember:

Do you and your group like:
1) gambling?
2) shows?
3) eating?
4) site-seeing?

I'm not much of a gambler. I think too much, know the odds, know that in the long-run, I'm unlikely to come out ahead. Completely ruins the "thrill and fun" of gambling, lol -- although my parents love the slots, and it makes me cringe to think of the odds on that. To keep it interesting, I taught myself blackjack, could play basic strategy easily, and for kicks, learned about card counting (but could not perform), but that will get you kicked out of the casino.

Shows: lots of great ones. Have you seen Cirque du Soleil, at Downtown Disney? There are 2, I think, in Vegas. Well worth seeing. Lots of other shows too, but I really like Cirque.

Eating: if you gamble enough, you'll get comped meals probably. Otherwise, there are plenty of great all-you-can-eat buffets that are pretty reasonably priced. Yumm :)

Site-seeing: You know, with all the gaudiness of Vegas, it was really a lot of fun just going from one flamboyant hotel to another. We walked between MGM-Grand, New York New York, the Luxor, Mirage, the Paris one, lots of really nice hotels, which are totally over-the-top with their decor. Surprised me how much fun that was.

Then, of course, you could see stuff close by. There was a park, ?Red Rock Canyon?, which was close by which was great to hike through. We also did a bus tour and saw (for me, the first time) the Grand Canyon and the Hoover Dam. Really awesome spectacles, both of them, for different reasons.

That's what comes to mind for me. As you can see, lots of different options for different people. Hope you all have fun!



Hey, has anyone been to Vegas before and want to give me some advice? We are going for a week next month and we have never been :goodvibes :goodvibes

A little nervous because I am such a planner and there are so many people (family) going that I can't plan.

Any suggestions would be great!

Mom2RinJen
08-04-2005, 07:55 AM
My friends love Vegas, but I've never been. Don't know that is a good idea considering DH loves to gamble and if I let him he could serious damage to my check book then I wouldn't be able to shop. I would like to get married by Elvis though. Friends of ours got married there through a drive thru wedding chapel. How fun would that be? Great story to tell the kids. LOL

lab_girl
08-04-2005, 10:23 AM
I LOVE Vegas. I'm like JeanJoe in the fact that I really don't like to gamble. But, you don't have to Gamble to have fun!
Each time before we went I would use the Internet to look up fun/cheap things to do. It's amazing all the tips/hidden goodies that people will post on the internet. That way we'd save enough money to go to a couple good shows while we were there. The hotels are almost like a mini-theme-park and we enjoy going through each - we love the 3-D rides, etc. in the Luxor the Shark exhibit in Mandalay Bay, the fountains, the volcano, the pirate ship.........such fun! :goodvibes
I make a list of what we would like to see / where we should go and then 'play it by ear'.
Have a GREAT time
lab_girl
(pm me if you would like to hear more)
p.s. another good show is the Blue Man Group

Disneyfreak92
08-04-2005, 10:28 AM
That is why i heart VMK. We all look good in those low rise jeans LOL ;)

Oh, isn't that the best? :goodvibes

pilikia97
08-04-2005, 10:34 AM
There is so much fun stuff to see and do in Vegas! I agree with Be that the Cirque shows are amazing- I have seen Mystere several times, but O has always been sold out during our trips. ZooManity I have not seen but have heard from others who have seen it that it can be a bit uncomfortable (human sexuality bits). And a new show just opened at the MGMGrand but I can't remember what it is called!

Also, I love the BlueManGroup at the Luxor!
If you are a thrill ride junkie, definitely do all the rides atop the Stratosphere-try to do them twice, once during the day, and again at night- it totally changes the experience!

Definitely spend time checking out the themeing of each hotel like Be said, some of them are just incredible (The Venetian is my current fav).

Also check out who might be performing the week you are there...not the big national tour concerts, but the regular performers who do extended shows at the hotels...Just to show how big a geek I am, I have seen the Golden Boys (Frankie Avalon, Fabian, and ???) as well as Tom Jones (and I am so not a fan of him but the show was fun anyway)!
You didn't mention if you were gonna have kids with you on this trip but there is a lot for them to do too. Sig and Roys Secret Garden, AdventureDome Theme park, the Lion Habitat at MGMGrand, the entertainment at Excalibur on the second level.... It goes on and on!

marypops!
08-04-2005, 11:32 AM
i made a help center

it's cool

i have anyone helping me (most from here)

it is cool isn't it?

hagen
08-04-2005, 12:41 PM
Well, I finally tried to be organized, and I made a series of photo albums from my trips to WDW last October. My work sent me to Orlando, and I had an annual pass and the evenings free, so I took a lot of pictures. I don't know where else to post these on Dis (there is probably a better place, but I have never ventured outside of the VMK forum), but if you are interested and have something faster than dial-up (the pictures are 750 pixels wide), feel free to take a look:

http://homepage.mac.com/nyemac/PhotoAlbum6.html

http://homepage.mac.com/nyemac/PhotoAlbum7.html

http://homepage.mac.com/nyemac/PhotoAlbum8.html

http://homepage.mac.com/nyemac/PhotoAlbum9.html

http://homepage.mac.com/nyemac/PhotoAlbum10.html

hagen

lajones81
08-04-2005, 01:15 PM
Nice pics! :)

JeanJoe
08-04-2005, 01:54 PM
If you want a wider viewership of individual photos that you particularly like, check out and consider posting to this thread (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=647291).

It's got about 1,000 posts and >100,000 views :)



Well, I finally tried to be organized, and I made a series of photo albums from my trips to WDW last October. My work sent me to Orlando, and I had an annual pass and the evenings free, so I took a lot of pictures. I don't know where else to post these on Dis (there is probably a better place, but I have never ventured outside of the VMK forum), but if you are interested and have something faster than dial-up (the pictures are 750 pixels wide), feel free to take a look:

http://homepage.mac.com/nyemac/PhotoAlbum6.html

http://homepage.mac.com/nyemac/PhotoAlbum7.html

http://homepage.mac.com/nyemac/PhotoAlbum8.html

http://homepage.mac.com/nyemac/PhotoAlbum9.html

http://homepage.mac.com/nyemac/PhotoAlbum10.html

hagen

lajones81
08-04-2005, 05:26 PM
Things that make you go hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...

Why does the fish water tank never run out of cups?

(mickeysfriend says she is sure there is a cup fairy!)

I can't believe that no one is shocked about the cup fairy! :faint:

Astryd
08-04-2005, 06:25 PM
Warning School Rant:

Why is that you can have about 200 families in a preschool but only about 15 families do any of the work to plan the activites that the parents want done? And then those parents that do not ever do anything are the ones to complain when things are not done like the previous years? I just do not get it. :confused3

Edited to add: and yes school has not even begun and we are planning events already. :rolleyes:

Tishke
08-04-2005, 06:54 PM
I know your pain Astryd. I was very involved in my son's Pre-k, went on all the field trips, helped with all the school events...it was great, but I was one of the only parents that cared. Now, in elementary school, I'm a few years younger than most of the PTO mom's so I get the cold shoulder LOL

lajones81
08-04-2005, 06:55 PM
Edited to add: and yes school has not even begun and we are planning events already. :rolleyes:

Tell me about it...our PTO was planning stuff for this year last April. God bless 'em! :)

Astryd
08-04-2005, 07:08 PM
I know your pain Astryd. I was very involved in my son's Pre-k, went on all the field trips, helped with all the school events...it was great, but I was one of the only parents that cared. Now, in elementary school, I'm a few years younger than most of the PTO mom's so I get the cold shoulder LOL



I can so relate to the cold shoulder thing in the PTO. I am younger than a lot of the parents in the PTO at Vexer's school. It is just strange.

But The small Girls school is an expensive over achieving parent kind of school. Everything is way overboard. The Kindergarten class has there has "graduation" at the local country club :rolleyes: She will not be going there for Kindergarten that is for sure.

The school has these parent socials in the fall, one parent from the class hosts the party at their house and then another parent co-hosts and helps organize the pot luck, sends out invites etc. All the parents in the class are invited, as are the teachers, administration, and the owner. It is a big deal, usually very fancy, they have a theme, and everyone comes. Well no one has volunteered to host, so guess who is going to get stuck with it? And my house is no where near as big as some of the other parents. Just frustrating.

Plus at the same time this is going on they plan for a big father/child minature golf outing/fair at the local minature golf course. Each class is resposible for a game or actvity. They have a bake sale and a huge auction. And by the end of October everyone is already tired and more big events at Christmas, then..... well you get the idea. I just keep thinking 1 more year, 1 more year.

Lorelai71
08-05-2005, 01:24 AM
OK I want a home for completely off-topic randomness. Maybe what you had for dinner, or what your dog dragged in.




Hi JeanJoe,
I just found this thread. Totally funny. I love it :rotfl:

You mentioned your daughter who doesn't match clothes very well. Well, It can get a bit embarassing when one does this as an adult. I had a co-worker that said to me, "Remember, I told you before that those two colors don't go together".

Hi everyone, you guys are really funny.

p.s. the cb board scares me too


VMK: lorelai-blue

JeanJoe
08-05-2005, 05:45 AM
p.s. the cb board scares me too

I'm not alone! I'm not alone! ;)

Maybe we could do group desensitization. You know, start off slow like a post with:

- "Hi! I'm new to the DIS and I'm glad to meet you all" (of course you could get flamed for posting the hi in the wrong forum)
- OK, safer: first post in the "Like it, hate it, NTI" thread. Never been flamed there, even when I told then I didn't like coconut ice cream!
- Then move on to "So who else likes Johnny Depp?" Seems safe.
- Then, when you are feeling bolder, try a "My Other said my butt looks big!" That should generate excellent discussion.

At this point, our skins should be thickened. It is time for the final exam posts. It's time for:
- "Liberals / conservatives (take your pick) are so stupid because..."

Or, perhaps scan down the old topic lists, find a topic with that cute little LOCK symbol on it, and then restart the thread by paraphrasing the gist of it. For optimum effect, PM the major contributors of the previous thread and tell them they're dumb, and show them the link to the new thread.

There! You are now a CB Veteran!

( This is what happens when I post when I'm mildly sleep deprived. Just move on to the next post. ) ( Not responsible for bodily or mental injury sustained from following any of the suggestions in this post. ) ( And Diskrista, I'm just kidding! I'm sure the CB board is great! )

but I'm still afraid.

marypops!
08-05-2005, 06:44 AM
hurray for off topicness

anyone else noticed the new smilies?
look at them:

:dog2: :pug: :paw: :dog: and is this :groom: new?? haven't noticed it before

pumpkinfish
08-05-2005, 09:49 AM
hurray for off topicness

anyone else noticed the new smilies?
look at them:

:dog2: :pug: :paw: :dog: and is this :groom: new?? haven't noticed it before


The groom ( :groom: ) has been here to match the bride ( :bride: ) :)

marypops!
08-05-2005, 11:23 AM
i had a fun day today
i went up to the lark in the park (church thing in the park), made some pottery, played on the dance mats, had a bomb scare, bought an ice cream, watched cricket, etc.

it was a fun fun day

now don't get worried about what i said

goofyandplutoluver
08-05-2005, 11:28 AM
that email is funny :dog2:

BuddyGenie
08-06-2005, 06:54 AM
Maybe we could do group desensitization. You know, start off slow like a post with:

- "Hi! I'm new to the DIS and I'm glad to meet you all" (of course you could get flamed for posting the hi in the wrong forum)
- OK, safer: first post in the "Like it, hate it, NTI" thread. Never been flamed there, even when I told then I didn't like coconut ice cream!
- Then move on to "So who else likes Johnny Depp?" Seems safe.
- Then, when you are feeling bolder, try a "My Other said my butt looks big!" That should generate excellent discussion.

At this point, our skins should be thickened. It is time for the final exam posts. It's time for:
- "Liberals / conservatives (take your pick) are so stupid because..."

Or, perhaps scan down the old topic lists, find a topic with that cute little LOCK symbol on it, and then restart the thread by paraphrasing the gist of it. For optimum effect, PM the major contributors of the previous thread and tell them they're dumb, and show them the link to the new thread.

There! You are now a CB Veteran!


Hey, Joe, you forgot about my post about me visiting Disney Princesses and is it appropriate in the Theme Park Attractions and Strategies. :teeth:

In an unrelated note, I had a date Friday night. I haven't had one of those in six years. I had a great time with my companion, and I hope to do it again.

That's all I'll divulge at this time, but I can tell you I was very happy afterwards.

pumpkinfish
08-06-2005, 07:12 AM
In an unrelated note, I had a date Friday night. I haven't had one of those in six years. I had a great time with my companion, and I hope to do it again.

That's all I'll divulge at this time, but I can tell you I was very happy afterwards.
Hey that is great! A date! WOW :) :love: :wizard:

That is one thing I miss about being married. The dates. DAtes used to be so much fun! The butterflies that led up to the date. Getting myself ready and then either getting picked up or meeting that person out. Making small talk until both of you have found a comfort zone. Going trough dinner wondering if you had anything in your teeth :teeth: . And then anticipating that good night walk to the door, and then the kiss :earseek:

I hope this leads somewhere for you ;) Like maybe a WDW vacation :sunny:

Tishke
08-06-2005, 08:10 AM
All you are going to divulge about your date is that you had one? What a tease :rolleyes: We need details....where did you go?? what did you eat???? and most importantly....do they love Disney, too?? Inquiring (Okay, nosy) minds want to know LOL

marypops!
08-06-2005, 08:16 AM
something very random:




























































































































































































































































































































































































BOO!!!!

BuddyGenie
08-06-2005, 08:21 AM
Believe me, Tishke, I'd love to give the details of my evening out. Problem is that it's common knowledge that people who talk about their job and the people there have a tendency not to have a job, and I can't risk my boss reading the DIS boards and finding out the details of my evening out.

But if you really want to know, I can discuss it over AIM. ;)

pumpkinfish
08-06-2005, 11:20 AM
Random~

I don't know if it is the fact that I have another weekend off (unheard of in the retail field) and it is summertime, or the talk that my family is having a bar-b-que at their house....But I sure do feel like some barbque chicken!!!

I mean, let it be slathered with sauce and push it up under the skin to get the meat nice and tasty! And also for mine, I like it a little burnt with extra sauce on the outside of the burnt areas. :sunny:

Grilling used to be my fave thing to do with my dad. He taught me everything I know (like most other things in life). I would be standing there at 4 yrs old and holding the pan to put the done chicken into, knowing then I was such a big girl for helpping daddy ;) . In fact, I think I have a pic around somewhere and if I find it I will post (if you all don't mind). Mom always stayed in the house making deviled eggs and potato salad (german style MMM MMM MMM!!!).

I love childhood memories :wizard:

Astryd
08-06-2005, 11:29 AM
Random~

I don't know if it is the fact that I have another weekend off (unheard of in the retail field) and it is summertime, or the talk that my family is having a bar-b-que at their house....But I sure do feel like some barbque chicken!!!

I mean, let it be slathered with sauce and push it up under the skin to get the meat nice and tasty! And also for mine, I like it a little burnt with extra sauce on the outside of the burnt areas. :sunny:

Grilling used to be my fave thing to do with my dad. He taught me everything I know (like most other things in life). I would be standing there at 4 yrs old and holding the pan to put the done chicken into, knowing then I was such a big girl for helpping daddy ;) . In fact, I think I have a pic around somewhere and if I find it I will post (if you all don't mind). Mom always stayed in the house making deviled eggs and potato salad (german style MMM MMM MMM!!!).

I love childhood memories :wizard:



I am so very hungry now, need food.

lajones81
08-06-2005, 11:50 AM
*sigh* I encountered the cutest guy at the fair yesterday. Too bad he lives so far away! :( *sigh*

And in another *sigh* moment, I met another guy last week and thought something might be there. Unfortunately, I don't think we'd be a good couple. *sigh*

No, wait, more like *cry!* ARGH!

(OK, my pity party is now over...please return to your regularly scheduled off-topicness!)

pumpkinfish
08-06-2005, 12:10 PM
*sigh* I encountered the cutest guy at the fair yesterday. Too bad he lives so far away! :( *sigh*

And in another *sigh* moment, I met another guy last week and thought something might be there. Unfortunately, I don't think we'd be a good couple. *sigh*

No, wait, more like *cry!* ARGH!

(OK, my pity party is now over...please return to your regularly scheduled off-topicness!)


Hey Lisa,
As cliche as this may sound...it holds truth:
You will meet the person you are looking for when you stop looking :) :wizard:

That is how I met my DH and I knew I would marry him after 1 week! :love:

bcswebco.com
08-06-2005, 12:45 PM
Stumbled on this thread while waiting for a Jungle Cruise to finish :cool1:

That is one thing I miss about being married. The dates. DAtes used to be so much fun! The butterflies that led up to the date. Getting myself ready and then either getting picked up or meeting that person out. Making small talk until both of you have found a comfort zone. Going trough dinner wondering if you had anything in your teeth . And then anticipating that good night walk to the door, and then the kiss

Getting married does not mean the end for some of this. My wife and I still go out on dates (with each other, of course!!). Now that DD has grown and such, even easier. It's the little things that keep the spark going!

:hug:

Astryd
08-06-2005, 12:47 PM
Hey Lisa,
As cliche as this may sound...it holds truth:
You will meet the person you are looking for when you stop looking :) :wizard:

That is how I met my DH and I knew I would marry him after 1 week! :love:


This is so true. I met DH and I was not even looking. It will happen! :flower:

Tishke
08-06-2005, 03:06 PM
Hey Lisa,
As cliche as this may sound...it holds truth:
You will meet the person you are looking for when you stop looking :) :wizard:

That is how I met my DH and I knew I would marry him after 1 week! :love:


Me three...I totally agree with this statement. I was in no way looking for a guy, in fact, I had pretty much discounted the lot of them as rotten cheating soundrels (sorry boys) when I met DH. I knew that we were meant to be, corny as it sounds, from the minute I met him.

The minute you stop looking, you will find your guy....the minute you get married/engaged every guy starts to notice you. Funny how it happens that way. :rolleyes:

lajones81
08-06-2005, 04:43 PM
Thanks for the support everyone, but...

my mood is seriously better...

I got an A in my last Masters class! Woot woot! :)

I'm so psyched!

nmudisneyfan
08-06-2005, 04:49 PM
I got an A in my last Masters class! Woot woot! :)

I'm so psyched!

Then that calls for some banana dancing!
:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

Tishke
08-06-2005, 07:13 PM
Thanks for the support everyone, but...

my mood is seriously better...

I got an A in my last Masters class! Woot woot! :)

I'm so psyched!

Congratulations!!! I know you worked hard for that A. :goodvibes

GBShorts
08-07-2005, 12:28 AM
You will meet the person you are looking for when you stop looking :)

I met my husband in 7th grade French class... :love2:

No. seriously. :) If you want to know more, ask. :)

JeanJoe
08-07-2005, 07:11 AM
DD#2 finally had her first word yesterday, and it's...

"DA DA"! :cool1:

Crawled up to a picture of me, pointed at it, and said "da da". Jean tried to bring her attention to a picture of her and said "mama", but DD#2 crawled right back to first one, pointed to me again, and said "Da da."

Poor mom. 9 months of torture, waddling around with back-aches and swollen legs, delivering the beast, followed by endless nights of waking up and feeding her (sorry, I didn't have the appropriate equipment for that job), and what does she get? "Da da."

:confused3 :rotfl:

(DD#1's first word was "bubble.")

Mom2RinJen
08-07-2005, 08:34 AM
Congratulations Be! How sweet! Bet mom was jealous. Da Da....awwwww. Those are the best days!

pumpkinfish
08-07-2005, 08:38 AM
Oh Be! I know you are really proud about this (secretly of course since you don't want your wife to know HOW much you are enjoying this) ;).


This makes me remember my first word....K-Mart :rotfl:

JeanJoe
08-07-2005, 08:48 AM
Which reminds me, mainstreetlad / Mom2RinJen --

How's that extra special make-up job your kid gave you? Are you _sure_ you don't want to share pictures? After all, MTLott was so kind to share his haircut pictures :)

( Oh wait, MTLott didn't share those pictures; PeachyT did. )

So, uhhh, Mom2RinJen, what's your DH's email? ;)

Lorelai71
08-07-2005, 11:17 AM
DD#2 finally had her first word yesterday, and it's...

"DA DA"! :cool1:

Crawled up to a picture of me, pointed at it, and said "da da". Jean tried to bring her attention to a picture of her and said "mama", but DD#2 crawled right back to first one, pointed to me again, and said "Da da."

Poor mom. 9 months of torture, waddling around with back-aches and swollen legs, delivering the beast, followed by endless nights of waking up and feeding her (sorry, I didn't have the appropriate equipment for that job), and what does she get? "Da da."

:confused3 :rotfl:

(DD#1's first word was "bubble.")


As a woman without children yet, I am just wondering how some of you mothers feel about your children saying, "da, da" first.


I know the whole thing about da da is easier linquistically for children but as a woman I think this would bother me.

What say you mothers, deep down inside does it or did it bother you? Did you try to "help" your child/children to say mama instead of da da?

Tishke
08-07-2005, 12:16 PM
DD#2 finally had her first word yesterday, and it's...

"DA DA"! :cool1:

Crawled up to a picture of me, pointed at it, and said "da da". Jean tried to bring her attention to a picture of her and said "mama", but DD#2 crawled right back to first one, pointed to me again, and said "Da da."

Poor mom. 9 months of torture, waddling around with back-aches and swollen legs, delivering the beast, followed by endless nights of waking up and feeding her (sorry, I didn't have the appropriate equipment for that job), and what does she get? "Da da."

:confused3 :rotfl:

(DD#1's first word was "bubble.")




Very cool, Be! Of course, now that she said your name, you are going to be the go-to parent....DaDa will be Mr. VIP :goodvibes

Tishke
08-07-2005, 12:18 PM
As a woman without children yet, I am just wondering how some of you mothers feel about your children saying, "da, da" first.


I know the whole thing about da da is easier linquistically for children but as a woman I think this would bother me.

What say you mothers, deep down inside does it or did it bother you? Did you try to "help" your child/children to say mama instead of da da?

I tried getting DS to say a ton of words, but MaMa just came out first. It took him a while before he was ready to talk, but once he said Mama, the words just didn't stop...still going on 6 years and not a silent day yet :rotfl2:

pilikia97
08-07-2005, 02:29 PM
My friend and her husband both campaigned heavily to get their daughter to say Mama or DaDa first, but when she finally spoke, her first word was Puppy! (they have 2 American Eskies)

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
After that I believe DaDa did win out next!

lab_girl
08-07-2005, 02:50 PM
DD#2 finally had her first word yesterday, and it's...

"DA DA"! :cool1:
Crawled up to a picture of me, pointed at it, and said "da da". Jean tried to bring her attention to a picture of her and said "mama", but DD#2 crawled right back to first one, pointed to me again, and said "Da da."
Poor mom. 9 months of torture, waddling around with back-aches and swollen legs, delivering the beast, followed by endless nights of waking up and feeding her (sorry, I didn't have the appropriate equipment for that job), and what does she get? "Da da."
:confused3 :rotfl:
(DD#1's first word was "bubble.")

Nothing so sweet as hearing your child say MaMa or DaDa for the first time.
Of course, I have been chanting MaMa at DS for weeks.(nothing yet!)
(DD's sounded like PaPa and she called everyone and everything that
:goodvibes )

lajones81
08-07-2005, 04:32 PM
OK, I'm sitting here printing off some new worksheets for the school year from a website I belong to.

They are pirate themed.

So I start humming..."Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me."

I think I am addicted to Disney! LOL!