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Old 12-22-2008, 09:30 AM   #61
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And I'm sure I would've copped a squat on the floor to keep my DS entertained at that age too. ANYTHING to avoid a meltdown.
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Oh my goodness! I better get crackin' on my next chapter before you all mutiny! I mean revolt. Royals revolt, right?
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Oh my goodness! I better get crackin' on my next chapter before you all mutiny! I mean revolt. Royals revolt, right?
Yep, I think royals revolt... pirates mutiny... that's the other report...
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Old 12-22-2008, 09:40 AM   #63
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It's so hard to keep my multiple personalities straight.
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It's okay TK...we love all of them equally!!!

Now when can we expect this update LOL...me thinks the natives are getting restless out there LOL!!!
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Old 12-22-2008, 09:43 AM   #65
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Now when can we expect this update LOL...me thinks the natives are getting restless out there LOL!!!
Well, I do have to be somewhat productive today.

Maybe.

Sort of.

Oh, heck I'll probably write it this afternoon if DS takes a nap for me.
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Dear Loyal Subjects,

His Royal Highness, of his own accord, has decreed that he shall be nap free...for the past two days.

Resulting in bouts of intermittent crankiness and general hyperactive behavior with frenzied spurts of energy which seem to have no known origin.

Therefore, this lady is..

well..

royally pooped.

Sincerely,
TK

P.S. Maybe if I'm lucky we'll get a chapter in tomorrow since the royal husband has some time off.
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I can't wait to tell my husband, mom, nana, that I know someone on the DIS who actually saw all that when it was on the houses! I saw a Samantha Brown holiday special the other night and they showed what it looked like. It was breathtaking at MGM, I can't imagine what it would have looked like in a neighborhood!
Yeah...I didn't know till recently that they were the same Osbornes.

They live on this main street. Part of a neighborhood, but more of a main thoroughfare. I think the street is 5 lanes or something like that. They live in a big white house, actually has 2 houses on the property...and they used to COVER it from roof to ground with lights. And they had moving lights, etc. We used to go and park in a nearby side street and walk all the way to the house. They used to give out candy canes like a tourist attraction. It was so cool to look at. And was a Christmas tradition for our family for several years.

But the traffic was so, so bad. Rumor has it that an older lady died of a heart attack. They say that the ambulance could not get to her house...and that contributed to her death. So...no more lights.

My aunt now lives less than a mile from the Osborne house. I think they still do lights. But very minimal. I will have to find out when I am there this week! I might even snap a picture for you guys if I am over that way!


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Yeah...I guess I set that one up...

I was making my peanut butter balls...and cooking pizza at the same time (hungry, ya know!)...and, well, I needed to move the pizza cookie sheet...and forgot it was hot...and moved it with my bare hand. But I was quick to put it under the cold water, so the damage was minimal...just blistered some. I am now using both hands to type, just missing a couple of fingers on the task. lol
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My aunt now lives less than a mile from the Osborne house. I think they still do lights. But very minimal. I will have to find out when I am there this week! I might even snap a picture for you guys if I am over that way!
I'd love a picture if you head that way!


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I was making my peanut butter balls...and cooking pizza at the same time (hungry, ya know!)...and, well, I needed to move the pizza cookie sheet...and forgot it was hot...and moved it with my bare hand. But I was quick to put it under the cold water, so the damage was minimal...just blistered some. I am now using both hands to type, just missing a couple of fingers on the task. lol
Well, I'm glad to hear it's not too bad and healing up nicely! Burning your hand is no fun. I've done it. Not recently, but I know exactly how you feel!
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:46 AM   #69
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Royal Discourse - Four - The Royal Feast at The Hollywood Brown Derby

Let's just give the restaurant it's full name in the title, huh? Because it deserves it. It deserves it in the same way that in A Pirate's Life for Three, MNSSHP should be written Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party.

It's that good, folks.

And never fails to impress. Both my mood and my palate.

Because let's just say at this point, I was really, really hungry. And so was HRH. Mom and Nana are like camels. A little snack and they can go all day without eating. Me, not so much.

So we were finally seated, and got a waiter that Mom and Nana knew very well, who had waited on them several times before, the most recent being in October when they went for the weekend.

Our waiter was friendly, and nice, and he LOVED Mom and Nana. So much so that let's just say there were some things that made it to the table during the meal that we didn't even order. And they never showed up on the bill either. Honestly, that man treated us like family. He called us all by name, and I think he even called my grandmother Mom or Mama. It was sweet. And that's one of the fun things about going with Mom and Nana. They really leave a collection of fans in their wake.

Now we were seated in one of those big booths on the opposite wall from where you first enter the restaurant, and that was really nice. We put me and HRH in the middle, and Mom and Nana on the outer edges. Sort of like a toddler barrier if you will. Now this resulted in HRH having a lot of room, on the table, and the window ledge to play with these.



And those cars kept him really entertained while he was waiting for food.

We ordered appetizers pretty promptly because HRH really needed something. I actually opted out. I really, really wanted to have room for dessert, and I just wasn't feeling any of the appetizers. Now the special soup that Mom and Nana requested was back on the menu, so there was no need for a special order. They were both very excited.

And I bet you are too.

Because for the most part on this trip, I took lots and lots of pictures of food...art. Ahem.

And Mom and Nana didn't even blink an eye. I told them I was doing it for the boards. I said, "you wouldn't believe how people go nuts over these pictures." A little shout out to the foodies, there.

So to start with, we had this:





The soup is Oyster Brie. Sorry about the flash. I got better at the food art as time went on, I swear. This was ordered by both Mom and Nana. Since it's a cream based soup, I just didn't feel safe ordering it. The older I get, the more lactose intolerant I am, and although it looked divine, it also looked like it would wreak havoc on my system. I did, however, have a taste, and it was amazing. So, rich, smooth, creamy. Not too cheesy to my taste, and not fishy tasting at all. Nana offered me a taste of the oyster, but I declined. Now, for Mom and Nana's take on it, they said it was good, but not as good as it has been in the past. It had a bit too much brie for them. I told them it was probably a different chef, you know? All in all, though, they liked it. Oh, and the celery and carrot sticks were a big hit for HRH. No joke. That boy really likes his veggies most days.

Next we moved on to our main dishes. No HRH was almost feeling full after his appetizer, but I really wanted to get some more food in him, and I had a bit of a dilemma. See, I had originally intended to order the Cobb Salad, but the way they had it listed on the menu, it was meant so be shared. Now, I knew Mom and Nana were going to share the Cobb, and that's what they did.

I also knew that after carrots and celery, there was no way my little nut was going to eat salad and have that be sustaining enough to see him through the night. So I did the mommy thing. The right thing. Now don't get me wrong, I'd actually debated ordering this very dish in September, because I really do enjoy it. I got the Thai Noodle Bowl. And I had them go light on the curry, because although I enjoy it, I didn't want the flavor to be too much for HRH.

So let it be said that HRH and I shared the noodle bowl, and Mom and Nana shared the Cobb.




Okay, I was so hungry when this came, I totally dug into it without taking a picture. So here's my recreation of what it looked like when it came.

The Cobb Salad was amazing as always. Mom and Nana let me have a little taste, yum yum. And the Thai Noodle Bowl was sooooooo good. I haven't had one in a few years, and I just love it. And honestly, I've never had it like that anywhere else. The way they do the coconut encrusted tofu, and the edamame, and the flavor of the broth. Oh, my my my. It was just divine, and I loved it. Now you're probably thinking that sounds a little exotic for a three year old, right? Wrong. See, to him, that noodle bowl was sketties. Sketties would be the word HRH uses for spaghetti. So pretty much anything that looks like that is good by him. That's my little Italian.

Now HRH was very, very well behaved during this meal. I was quite pleased actually. There were very few times that I had to reprimand him. But he was getting antsy towards the end of the meal. Because the thing is, there was a HUGE lag between our appetizers and our main course. Because Mom and Nana like to relax. And take their time. And not eat too fast. Which was fine. Because I know that. Going in. I knew that. I knew that.

Eventually, though, when I was hungry (remember TK had no appetizer) I kindly insisted that we order our main dishes. Now thank goodness it doesn't take a long time to make the Cobb and cook my noodles, eh? Cook my noodles. Ha. Ha. Ha. I laugh at my own jokes.

And the way we got HRH to stay at the table when he was antsy after the main course was to promise him dessert.

Worked like a charm. So we let him pick from the kids menu, and I don't remember exactly what it was called, but he got some kind of worms in dirt with ice cream. I decided to do something different and order the Pumpkin Cheesecake instead of my usual Grapefruit Cake. Nana got the Creme Brulee, and I don't think Mom ordered anything.

That didn't stop our waiter, however, from bringing all this.


Nana's Creme Brulee


My Pumpkin Cheesecake


The Bananas Foster Dessert


Christmas-y Chocolate Mousse

I don't have a picture of HRH's ice cream, unfortunately. He dug into that a little too fast for me to get one.

I should probably add there was a little bit of this with dinner, too...

Hee hee.

See those yummy extras? And let me just say, thank goodness. Because for some reason, the Pumpkin Cheesecake just seemed a little too rich for me, and that Bananas Foster ensemble, well that was just heaven. Now Nana really enjoyed her Creme Brulee and I had a taste and it was amazing. Sooooooo good. My mother is not a big dessert fan, but she had little tastes of different things. HRH put a good dent in his ice cream, and then had a bit of the Chocolate Mousse. I loved the holiday sprinkles, so much fun.

Really, HRH was in dessert heaven. Oh, who are we kidding, so was I!


Up Next - Where Do They Get All Those Wonderful Lights?
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Wow! That really is dessert heaven! How awesome. And now I am craving chocolate at 8:30am!

And champagne... doesn't that just make everything better??

I am right there with you Hollywood Brown Derby. If there is anyone out there who hasn't tried it... you really must!
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Hehehe, you called your Mom and Nana camels. Hehehe. I can't get over that and actually had to reread a paragraph or two after reading that because I was so amused.

I love Hollywood Brown Derby. I just do, I am so looking forward to it. Isn't that tofu amazing and how they crust it, divine! Marc has tried to replicate the tofu and he's usually good but not that good.

A little dessert bribery never hurt anyone!
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What a delicious description of dinner! Yummy! I would love a bite of that pumpkin cheesecake for breakfast this morning.
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You have me so hungry for HBD right now. The banana forster desert is to die for. I tried something new this past time and missed it so much.
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Bananas foster and creme brulee. Come to meeeeeeeeeeeee!
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Old 12-23-2008, 12:57 PM   #75
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What a royal treat LOL (hehe I'm catching on) Your food art is simply divine and I felt like I was at the table with you!!!

I'm so looking forward to my dinunch there in January.

Those desserts looked so heavenly...I've been leaning towards the banana foster and I think you might have sealed the deal for me! Thanks!
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