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Old 02-16-2011, 10:21 PM   #151
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Meeting of the Axe Murderers

I know I’m a little behind in getting the next chapter written and posted. Well, part of the reason is that Judy and I recently had an evening out for a DIS-meet!

A few weeks ago I heard from my DIS-friend Hucifer (Wendy) that she’d be in my neck of the woods (kind of) and wondered if we could arrange a time and place to meet. Hucifer is, in my opinion, one of the best and most entertaining trip report writers on the DIS. I am in awe of her writing and was really excited to have a chance to meet her. Here are links to a couple of her completed reports.

Hucifer does the solo thing…sort of.

Hucifer and Dan's flipping huge trip report

Seriously, pick any chapter and you are pretty much guaranteed a laugh. Not like the drivel you read here (but don’t you dare stop reading my drivel!).

She of course, being Hucifer, had some stipulations. Well, just one really: No chain restaurants. Also, she’d be bringing a co-worker along, "A", who didn’t want to hear Disney talk all night long, so we had to find some other pleasant topics to discuss. Like maybe religion and politics. Anyway, on the “no chain restaurants” request, I immediately thought of one place that Judy and I had been to, pre-kids (so at least 16 years ago and probably more like 20), when we lived closer to where Wendy was going to be on this business trip. I mentioned the potential DISmeet to Judy and, bingo, she suggested the same place before I could even tell her where I was thinking, so we were aligned.

That place was Bube’s Brewery (pronounced like “b00bies”). http://www.bubesbrewery.com/

Wendy thought it looked like a good place and figured that "A" would like it on the name alone. So, we were a “go”.

She also told me that her husband thought she was “nuts” for meeting some people from the internet. She told him that she’d read my trip reports and I seemed very nice, and smiled in all my pictures. She didn’t think I was an axe murderer because I’d had other DIS-meets with people who supposedly returned safely to their families afterward. He asked her how she knew I didn’t just make up those other screen names? Her response was that I had pictures and everything. Well, I completely understand her husband’s point of view, and that’s why we needed her co-worker "A" and my wife Judy to come along.

Anyway, the big day rolled around this past Tuesday. (Also known as "yesterday" since I'm posting this before midnight on Wednesday.) After work, Judy and I started driving to Bube’s. I had printed a few select chapters of Hucifer’s trip reports for Judy to read on the way to the restaurant since she didn’t know anything about her. Judy could only read two of them before she got a little queasy. (Judy gets queasy when she reads in a moving vehicle Wendy. Really, it wasn’t your writing.)

Wendy and "A" were able to leave work a little early and went ahead to the restaurant to enjoy some of the local brew. When Judy and I arrived, Wendy and "A" gave us kudos on our choice of restaurant and mentioned that they had been getting a little history lesson on the place while waiting in the bar.

There are several different eating areas at Bube’s, and tonight we’d be dining in the Catacombs. (I hope Wendy didn’t tell her husband that ahead of time. It sure wouldn’t help my “axe murderer” defense. ) We checked in at the podium and after a short wait a hostess escorted us on a little tour of the building. Oh wait, before we left on the tour, the hostess mentioned that if anyone might need to use the restroom in the near future we should do it before the tour because the Catacombs were 40-some steps down and there was no bathroom down there. We were all good to go. On the tour we saw some huge, wooden aging vessels, but the thing I was most impressed with was the fact that our tour guide could say the name of the restaurant without ever cracking a smile.

Eventually, we made our way to the steps down to the Catacombs.



Then we dined and talked. The conversation ranged from the work that Wendy and "A" were doing, PChef, school teaching, kids, vacations, and a little Disney thrown in, despite "A". Although we did ramp-up the Disney talk when he left to go to the bathroom.

I think Judy and I both used the phrase, "that was a looong time ago" way too much. We said it whenever they asked a question about our one other visit to Bube's Brewery or even the general area, where we'd lived before we had Marlene or James. To us, it seems like a lifetime ago. The only things I remembered about Bube's Brewery were the stairs in the above picture and the stone walls in the pictures below.

I think "A" really liked the restaurant. He mentioned that he now wanted to bring his wife there the next time they came to Baltimore for a baseball game. It’s not exactly close to Baltimore, but I was happy that he liked it. Wendy said it was better than other places they had been recommended near where they were working.

Sorry, but I didn’t take any food pictures. I didn’t want to freak "A" out, plus it was pretty dark down there and I would have had to use the flash, which would have been very noticeable to the other diners. I had a blue cheese-stuffed steak, and Judy got a chicken satay dish. I was happy with mine, but Judy was disappointed that her chicken was a little too vinegary.

The evening was unfortunately winding down, but before the moment passed, I asked a server to take a picture of us. Without pictures, it didn’t happen, right? She graciously took two pictures, and I ignorantly asked for third since at least one of the first two she took looked pretty out of focus.





During our meal, a couple of people in our party had to use the facilities and so had to backtrack up the steps and through the area we’d toured. When we finished our meal and left, they directed us a different way, up a different set of steps. While it still was 40-some steps up, it came out right beside the bathrooms.


Back upstairs, I got one more picture of just Hucifer and I. We had to find a good background, and Wendy put me in charge of that task since I had done such a good job during my DIS-meet with Capt. Oblivious. Hmm, how about a big cog?



Then we said our goodbye’s and went on our way back home. Thanks Hucifer for a great evening! You are a sweetheart and it was a thrill to meet you. Don’t forget to comment here often!

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Old 02-16-2011, 10:23 PM   #152
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2 Judy's!
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:26 PM   #153
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2 Judy's!
Wrong, 4 Judys. Her reflection is in 2 of the pics!
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Wrong, 4 Judys. Her reflection is in 2 of the pics!


Good one Molly! Marv is the last person who can argue that! I see Judy's reflection in the glass covering the table. Hilarious!
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You said b00bies!!! Isn't that worse than condoms???

Wendy's husband is worried about YOU being an axe murderer??? It's good she wore more than just a scarf for this meal. I guess that was because she knew Judy would be there! Still, what a nice smile. Now I know why Russell was so taken by her.....

And what better place to get a picture with the Goddess of Trucking than in front of a cog!!!
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Good one Molly! Marv is the last person who can argue that! I see Judy's reflection in the glass covering the table. Hilarious!
Aww crap!!!

Okay, so 5 Judy's. I see her reflection in Glenn's glasses in the infamous cog picture!!! Rules Committee???? Oh, never mind!!!
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You said b00bies!!! Isn't that worse than condoms???
Must be, since there's no DIS-filter on the latter.

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Wendy's husband is worried about YOU being an axe murderer??? It's good she wore more than just a scarf for this meal. I guess that was because she knew Judy would be there! Still, what a nice smile. Now I know why Russell was so taken by her.....
Oh shoot, there was a scarf story I forgot about. When I first met her waiting for us in the bar, she was wearing a maroon and yellow scarf and all I could think about was Harry Potter because one of the chapters I had printed out for Judy was when she had dressed up as Harry Potter for MNSSHP. I forgot about all that grief we gave her over her scarf at Sci-Fi. I can't believe she still wanted to meet me after all of that teasing.

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How true! She is the Goddess of Trucking.

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Aww crap!!!

Okay, so 5 Judy's. I see her reflection in Glenn's glasses in the infamous cog picture!!! Rules Committee???? Oh, never mind!!!
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Dang! I'd have totally said 4 right off, too!! It's the timing in these that counts!!


GREAT DISMeet, Glenn, and Hucifer!! FUN stuff getting together- and you picked a super looking place- Mmmmmm blue cheese steak. OMG. YUM!
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Dang! I'd have totally said 4 right off, too!! It's the timing in these that counts!!
Well, you can't win by a mere minute every time Liesa.

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GREAT DISMeet, Glenn, and Hucifer!! FUN stuff getting together- and you picked a super looking place- Mmmmmm blue cheese steak. OMG. YUM!
Yes, can you believe it -- Hucifer!

I'm just glad the restaurant met with their approval (and I think that's an understatement).

The steak definitely met with my approval!


My apologies to all whose trip reports I'm behind on (Liesa, I know you're one), but I've gotta go to bed.
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....to the top of the next page.
Double Oh brother...

(but nice technique.)

I forgot to add, that hucifer is my TWriting Idol...
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Yeah, you missed my dining review. That's why my eyes were tired and I didn't see those other two Judy's until too late........
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Glenn, what a fun dismeet! And I've read Hucifer's TR, she is extremely witty! How nice that you made Judy do some Hucifer TR homework before meeting her. And I literally laughed out loud when I read the whole axe murderer part! DH would probably think I'm crazy too if I said I wanted to meet up with dissers from the internet! But you and Judy look very, very nice. Not at all like serial killers.

That restaurant looks incredible. What a fun place! It remind me of those caverns you can tour that are naturally formed with stalagmites and stalactites.

Fun update and I'm glad Hucifer made it home safely without getting axed.
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A few weeks ago I heard from my DIS-friend Hucifer (Wendy) that she’d be in my neck of the woods (kind of) and wondered if we could arrange a time and place to meet. Hucifer is, in my opinion, one of the best and most entertaining trip report writers on the DIS. I am in awe of her writing and was really excited to have a chance to meet her.
Wow! Very high praise indeed. I'll have to go check out her TR's.

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Seriously, pick any chapter and you are pretty much guaranteed a laugh. Not like the drivel you read here (but don’t you dare stop reading my drivel!).
Don't sell yourself short, Glenn. I know high-quality drivel when I see it. Or write it, as the case may be.


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She didn’t think I was an axe murderer because I’d had other DIS-meets with people who supposedly returned safely to their families afterward. He asked her how she knew I didn’t just make up those other screen names? Her response was that I had pictures and everything.
You should have had her call me. I could have told her that the scars have almost healed now.

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We had to find a good background, and Wendy put me in charge of that task since I had done such a good job during my DIS-meet with Capt. Oblivious. Hmm, how about a big cog?

Your mad background skillz are as sharp as ever! I just want to say that I'm extremely proud of you for wearing the mandatory DIS-meet uniform again.
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That looks like a fantastic restaurant! How fun, and you can't beat it with a giant cog on the wall.

I haven't read any of Hucifer's TRs, but I will next time there is one!

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Sheesh Glenn, your thread is over run with man talk! What is going on here? Chuck Norris and prophylactics??

I think I have to girl up this TR for you. Ladies, how are all of you? I just started using this great make-up called Bare Minerals. It's fabulous and looks so natural while being quite gentle on your skin. Only 5 ingredients so you know it's good!

Whew, there, that's better.
Yes! We must girl it up!

I use Bare Minerals! I love it! I have used it for years and it works fantastic. The coverage is awesome and it doesn't bother my sensitive skin. I get the auto-mail delivery with their club and one shipment is around $50, but lasts me for 3-4 months. I like their eye shadows too, but I'm too cheap to buy them-I just get super cheap ones from the drug store usually.
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Oh brother...

Double Oh brother...

(but nice technique.)
Maybe we could still be using the first thread for this TR if I hadn't done that so many times, right?

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I forgot to add, that hucifer is my TWriting Idol...
She makes it seem effortless, which we know it isn't. At least not for me.

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Yeah, you missed my dining review. That's why my eyes were tired and I didn't see those other two Judy's until too late........
I peeked at it after you posted this comment, just before I went to bed. I did see the word "chianti" in there and hope I can at least get a bonus point, even if it wasn't the answer to the question I was responding to. I mean, it's still pretty amazing that I put "chianti" in one of my answers and it made its way into the review somewhere. I'm sure the Rules Committee will be suitably impressed.

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Glenn, what a fun dismeet! And I've read Hucifer's TR, she is extremely witty! How nice that you made Judy do some Hucifer TR homework before meeting her. And I literally laughed out loud when I read the whole axe murderer part! DH would probably think I'm crazy too if I said I wanted to meet up with dissers from the internet! But you and Judy look very, very nice. Not at all like serial killers.
Yes, everyone knows that serial killers have that "wild eyed" look and you can spot 'em in a second.

Oh, I still owe you a for winning the points for that round!

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That restaurant looks incredible. What a fun place! It remind me of those caverns you can tour that are naturally formed with stalagmites and stalactites.
They said that it was part of some natural cave formations in the area. Also, there were some other underground routes to it that were used during the Prohibition :tiptoe" and it may have been used by the Underground Railroad, although that hasn't yet been confirmed.

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Fun update and I'm glad Hucifer made it home safely without getting axed.
Well, the last I heard from her was right after that cog picture so she still has to report in!

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Wow! Very high praise indeed. I'll have to go check out her TR's.
You won't be disappointed.

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Don't sell yourself short, Glenn. I know high-quality drivel when I see it. Or write it, as the case may be.
Your drivel is right up there, no doubt. Really though, it was amazing how you worked so many movie quotes/references into your posts. I may be good at spotting them, but I couldn't have worked that many in like you did. I mean, in that last post of mine the number of quotes was...Zero Point Zero.

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You should have had her call me. I could have told her that the scars have almost healed now.
The physical scars anyway. No telling how long and how much therapy it'll take for the emotional scars to heal.

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Your mad background skillz are as sharp as ever! I just want to say that I'm extremely proud of you for wearing the mandatory DIS-meet uniform again.
Ding ding ding! You win all of the bonus points for this round!
Hucifer noticed it too and said, "Is that the shirt?"

I said, "Yeah, but I'm not going to mention it in the post. I want to see who notices."

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That looks like a fantastic restaurant! How fun, and you can't beat it with a giant cog on the wall.
I don't know of any chain restaurants with big cogs on the wall...yet.

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I haven't read any of Hucifer's TRs, but I will next time there is one!


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Yes! We must girl it up!

I use Bare Minerals! I love it! I have used it for years and it works fantastic. The coverage is awesome and it doesn't bother my sensitive skin. I get the auto-mail delivery with their club and one shipment is around $50, but lasts me for 3-4 months. I like their eye shadows too, but I'm too cheap to buy them-I just get super cheap ones from the drug store usually.
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