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Old 07-07-2010, 10:01 AM   #46
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Disney have worked out that most of us Disers like to think about eating our meals at least 180 days in advance. In true Disney service and style, they have most graciously allowed us the pleasure of being able to wake up at an ungodly hour so that we can go on line or ring up to book the Table Service restaurant of our choice at the 180 day advance mark. Such is the demand for this pleasure that it would seem that many of us have now taken to camping in front of our PCs or phones so that we can be the first transaction or call taken by the CMs in the rush to ensure that we get the restaurant and time of our choice.

Assuming that most Disers make the 180 day mark, this would mean that by the time we get to the restaurant, we would have spent at least the equivalent of
  • 4,320 hours; or
  • 259,200 minutes; or
  • 15,522,000 seconds
salivating over a meal that we might not feel like eating by the time we get to the parks.
I don't know about you but I'm pretty sure that my tastebuds would be sick of tasting the meal for this amount of time.

I was just thinking those poor chefs...talk about raising the bar of expectation on their craft they not only have to have a high magical standard to begin with now they have a family that has been salivating & dreaming for 180 days at least God Bless them I could never do that !
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Old 07-07-2010, 12:10 PM   #47
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Hey, the more pressure I can put on my old coworkers, the happier I'll be One of my old custodial coworker is going down for a culinary program soon. I don't remember when he's going to be there, but I know he's been accepted.
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Old 07-07-2010, 09:54 PM   #48
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Disney have worked out that most of us Disers like to think about eating our meals at least 180 days in advance. In true Disney service and style, they have most graciously allowed us the pleasure of being able to wake up at an ungodly hour so that we can go on line or ring up to book the Table Service restaurant of our choice at the 180 day advance mark. Such is the demand for this pleasure that it would seem that many of us have now taken to camping in front of our PCs or phones so that we can be the first transaction or call taken by the CMs in the rush to ensure that we get the restaurant and time of our choice.

Assuming that most Disers make the 180 day mark, this would mean that by the time we get to the restaurant, we would have spent at least the equivalent of
  • 4,320 hours; or
  • 259,200 minutes; or
  • 15,522,000 seconds
salivating over a meal that we might not feel like eating by the time we get to the parks.
I think this is partially why you can be SOOO disappointed in a meal and at the time so angry if it isn't meeting the expected standard (and especially if it doesn't even come close).
For me this came in the form of Le Cellier. I discovered after all the hype they were incapable of cooking a Well done steak to even a competent standard let alone a superior quality expected given the price and hype.

But getting back to the main lady
Sounds definitely like a might be rather than a might not be

All that food porn has me salivating. I swear if you post that photo of dolewhip again I'll come down to Melbourne and slap you silly!

I hope you do go because it really will be a wonderful treat for you and let you have a DS free experience. As cute and wonderful as he is (love the photos in the TR and hearing about the family stuff. You clearly had a great time together.) I reckon you could do with some adult time.
And HOPEFULLY you will not be SICK this time!

may the PTR continue
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Old 07-09-2010, 07:22 AM   #49
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I was just thinking those poor chefs...talk about raising the bar of expectation on their craft they not only have to have a high magical standard to begin with now they have a family that has been salivating & dreaming for 180 days at least God Bless them I could never do that !
But then you only live 35 minutes away from the World and get to go whenever you want!!

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Hey, the more pressure I can put on my old coworkers, the happier I'll be One of my old custodial coworker is going down for a culinary program soon. I don't remember when he's going to be there, but I know he's been accepted.
Make sure you share those thoughts and calculations with him! The pressure......

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I think this is partially why you can be SOOO disappointed in a meal and at the time so angry if it isn't meeting the expected standard (and especially if it doesn't even come close).
For me this came in the form of Le Cellier. I discovered after all the hype they were incapable of cooking a Well done steak to even a competent standard let alone a superior quality expected given the price and hype.

Oooh! I see your problem! At the risk of you slapping me silly (how many times now?? ), the fault lies in your order; not the cooking. You want to KILL that poor steak! I've been dialling back my steak order for a number of visits now.
  • I started with well done.
  • I moved back to medium/well done.
  • I then hit medium.
  • I'm now at medium/rare.
For my next visit, I'm going to cross that sacred cow and order my steak rare. It might actually come out well done .

BTW - This overcooking of a well done steak is consistent across all of the USA; not just at WDW.


But getting back to the main lady
Sounds definitely like a might be rather than a might not be

All that food porn has me salivating. I swear if you post that photo of dolewhip again I'll come down to Melbourne and slap you silly!

Is this a threat or a promise?
Well, information is power. As I KNOW that you've already exhausted your Sydneysider excuse of "one visit a year to Melbourne is all I can take" at Easter, I think I'm pretty safe for THIS year.


ps. It's still not too late for you to book a ticket to come to Melbourne next Friday for the MELBOURNE DisMeet!!!


I hope you do go because it really will be a wonderful treat for you and let you have a DS free experience. As cute and wonderful as he is (love the photos in the TR and hearing about the family stuff. You clearly had a great time together.) I reckon you could do with some adult time.
And HOPEFULLY you will not be SICK this time!

may the PTR continue
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Now I would be willing to change my rule if you can convince my boss I can have more leave and pay my airfare

As for Steak...yeah yeah yeah...I know most people like their meat raw...and complain if people dare to cook it.
I just keep thinking of in the movie with Catherine Zeta Jones where she comes out of the kitchen with a raw steak and smacks it into the table

My biggest complaint with Le Cellier is it was a medium at best that had been chucked into an open flame. raw red in the middle...charcoal on the outside. And they did it to all 3 orders. Thankfully it wasn't me expected to eat it. I got the Veal which was pretty good...
The Wave AND R&C BOTH managed to make BEAUTIFUL well done steaks though so the order isn't the problem.
The Summit...in Sydney...heard of it? They have perfected the art of a well done steak as well.
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Full stream ahead - Official thread name change!

Notice any changes?

It's official! I am no longer cheering from the sidelines...


DH's managers have agreed that he needs to spend some time in the Head Office after the conference.

So, my equation is not just Fly 2 days for 3 at WDW; it also includes 2 full days in Silicon Valley, plus an extra day that I will count as transition time from Orlando to San Francisco.
In short, I will have 6 full days in the US, which is definitely an equation I like!

It might NOT be a might not be going PTR....Let the planning continue in earnest!

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See all good things come to those who write might not be going PTR This is wonderful news !





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Notice any changes?

It's official! I am no longer cheering from the sidelines...


DH's managers have agreed that he needs to spend some time in the Head Office after the conference.

So, my equation is not just Fly 2 days for 3 at WDW; it also includes 2 full days in Silicon Valley, plus an extra day that I will count as transition time from Orlando to San Francisco.
In short, I will have 6 full days in the US, which is definitely an equation I like!

It might NOT be a might not be going PTR....Let the planning continue in earnest!

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Yaaaaaaaaaay!



I somehow missed this last night But yay!
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Yaaaaaaaaaay!



I somehow missed this last night But yay!
THANKS! Now I just need to work out what flights DH is going to catch before I can do anything else (or not)!
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C H A N G E your countdown ticker & lets make it official
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Agreed! Make it official!
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I haven't put in my leave form yet.....I must get round to doing this soon.
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Update - Firming up arrangements

If you've been following this thread, you'll have noticed that DisneyFirefly, LuvChefMic and I had a bit of chatter around Step 5 (post 33) about getting all hot and sweaty over a bike and "dusting" off the equipment.

We also thought we would eat right and try and lose some of that excess saddle bag weight that we're carrying.

Well, I've lost 0.3 kg.
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If you've been following this thread, you'll have noticed that DisneyFirefly, LuvChefMic and I had a bit of chatter around Step 5 (post 33) about getting all hot and sweaty over a bike and "dusting" off the equipment.

We also thought we would eat right and try and lose some of that excess saddle bag weight that we're carrying.

Well, I've lost 0.3 kg.

You're more determined than me
I'm still dealing with the dining plan from the last trip
evil evil strawberry shortcake
(which I never had for long enough to photograph it)

Not to mention this stuff
Desserts at the wave



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and coral reef

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(mine...with the ALCOHOL!!)

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