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Just a silly little TR - Run Away!!

Discussion in 'Completed Trip Reports' started by pkondz, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. pkondz

    pkondz Hoping to get lucky

    Mar 9, 2007
    So no trips for us.

    Who’s us? You might ask? Of course you do. It’s traditional to give a rundown of reprobates, a cast of cast-offs, a who’s who of you know whos.

    But I’m not going to.

    Oh settle down. You! In the back! Get off the furniture, sit down and let me explain.

    I’ll fill you in as we go along, promise. I just don’t want this to be a cookie cutter TR.
    You know the type:
    1. Cast of characters
    2. We love Disney
    3. We love rides
    4. The end

    Nothing wrong with that. I read ‘em don’t I? I just wanted something a little different. It’s good to break the mold once in a while.

    Besides, mold isn’t good for you.

    I can live with mildew though. I don't necessarily like it, but I can do it.

    Umm… where was I?

    Right. Cookie cutter TR.

    Yes. I love Disney and I love the rides. 6 points to the first reader who guesses my favorite ride. (and you’re already regretting that you started reading this, right? Right? Right. Hmmm.. actually, that bit about "first reader" implies that not only will there be a reader, but more than one. Shows a certain amount of chutzpah, don't you think?)

    No clues. That’s it. I’ve said it often enough on the DIS that somebody will figure it out.

    Okay. So I love Disney, blah, blah, blah… happy now? Can I get on with this now?

    What do you mean: “It’s about time.”???? Fine. Here goes.

    When we first moved to the city back in ’99, we had 6 days to find a place to live. We did pretty good. It was a nice little house in what looked to be a fairly nice location. New area. Lots of room for expansion.

    And expand it did.

    The empty fields around us quickly filled up with new houses. You had to be careful not to stand in one spot too long or somebody’d throw a house up around you and you could get locked in.

    It got busier.

    It got louder.

    It was only a matter of time before the street that we backed onto would be widened to accommodate the increase in traffic.

    We had another kid. We didn’t have a lot of room.

    So here’s our options…
    1. We can renovate. We can renovate a lot. I don’t like the kitchen. We need to move or remove a wall. We need to redo the basement. I’d like to enlarge the bathroom. And after all that, it would still be busy and noisy… oy.
    2. We can move. Moving can be stressful. We’ve moved into five different places since we’ve been married. It’s never really that much fun. I don’t want to move. DW wants to move. (ooh! Your first character! It’s the wife!)

    So we talked about it.

    So we moved.

    But here’s the thing. To get the house we really wanted meant certain sacrifices had to be made. One of those sacrifices was: No trips for a few years.

    Another one of those sacrifices was a virgin.

    Oh, alright. I'm kidding. Everybody knows you can't find a virgin anywhere, anymore.

    So why am I writing a TR if there was no trip?

    Oh, but there was. But not to Disney.

    Wait! You can’t write a TR on the DIS if there’s no trip to Disney!!

    You’re right. But you can if you throw in a visit to Aulani.

    What? You can’t go on any trips but you went to Hawaii? How?

    Well you’ll just have to wait and see, won’t you???
    Care to come along for the ride?
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  3. pkondz

    pkondz Hoping to get lucky

    Mar 9, 2007
    Okay. So this parking spot is reserved for chapter links.
    Darn! :headache: I didn't want a cookie cutter TR and then I do this! Ah well. Some things are just expected of you and you either bend or break, ya know?

    [post=44704275]Chapter 1. No trips for us.[/post]
    [post=44726807]Chapter 2. We're going to Hawaii![/post]
    [post=44785635]Chapter 3. Karma’s on the way to the beach.[/post]
    [post=44819407]Chapter 4. Ups and Downs (and ups and downs and ups and….).[/post]
    [post=44874004]Chapter 5. Two pearl or not to pearl... part 1. [/post]
    [post=44913002]Chapter 6. Two pearl or not to pearl... part 2. [/post]
    [post=44942371]Chapter 7. Surfing with sharks… part 1.[/post]
    [post=45000230]Chapter 8. Surfing with sharks… part 2.[/post]
    [post=45071256]Chapter 9. Flip Flopping in the Ocean.[/post]
    [post=45133342]Chapter 10. All charged up and no place to go.[/post]
    [post=45240160]Chapter 11. Climbing to Aulani .[/post]
    [post=45311359]Chapter 12. The one that ends with a bang.[/post]
    [post=45503690]Chapter 13. The dreaded day... part 1.[/post]
    [post=45593871]Chapter 14. The dreaded day... part 2.[/post]
    [post=45669949]Chapter 15. The End.[/post]

    Cookie Recipes
    [post=44715503]Mrs. Field's Blue Ribbon Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe[/post]
    [post=44857272]Snickerdoodles - courtesy of GreenAcres [/post]
    [post=44859006]5 Star rated Gooey Butter Cookies - courtesy of Backstage_Gal[/post]
    [post=44859614]Oreo cookie method - courtesy of Nebo[/post]
    [post=44861144]Oreo Pudding Chocolate Chip Cookies - courtesy of cjlvsccm[/post]
    [post=44861709]Smore's Bars - courtesy of oregonmommyof2[/post]
    [post=44862818]Missouri State Fair Blue Ribbon winning Chocolate Chip cookie recipe - courtesy of jedijill[/post]
    [post=44867381]Candy Bar Cookies - courtesy of buzz1121[/post]
    [post=44870767]Crack Cookies - courtesy of shan23877[/post]
    [post=44903373]Cheesecake Bar Cookies - courtesy of nowellsl[/post]
    [post=44917734]Zebra Domes - courtesy of queenbetsey[/post]
    [post=44919456]Magic Cookie Bars - courtesy of laura74[/post]
    [post=44923600]Lemon Bars - courtesy of dana0801[/post]
    [post=44924367]Death By White Chocolate - courtesy of nrod[/post]
    [post=44987433]Brownies - courtesy of cp'ersmom[/post]
    [post=45671476]WDW Chocolate Chip Cookies - courtesy of Thumper_Man[/post]
    [post=45782449]Palmier Cookies - courtesy of 2girlsmom[/post]

    Other Recipes
    [post=44966262]Olive Garden Soup - courtesy of Sandy Mouse[/post]
    [post=44983995]nebo's mom's yummy macaroni salad - courtesy of Smidgy[/post]
    [post=45144989]Mock Ice Cream Cake - courtesy of MAGICFOR2[/post]

  4. Sandy Mouse

    Sandy Mouse distant cousin of Mickey

    Oct 23, 2010
    Ok, I'm here and ready for cookies - you got the cutter out, right? popcorn::

    And I'm going to make a guess. Hmmm... BTMRR. Well it's one of my favorites.
    Thanks for staying up late to start this.

  5. nowellsl

    nowellsl <font color=purple>my car finds out everytime I ha

    Dec 18, 2002
    Thanks for the warning! I'm here anyway :goodvibes
  6. PrincessCaitlin

    PrincessCaitlin DIS Veteran

    Feb 1, 2009
    I am in!!!!

    I am pretty sure your favorite ride is the Haunted Mansion :confused3 I thought it was one of those awesome Disney things we had in common :thumbsup2

    :rotfl2: to your sacrificing a virgin comment! Idk if you have seen Cabin in the Woods but they talk about sacrificing a virgin and say "We try to get the closest to it nowadays".

    Can't wait to read all about your trip!
  7. dawnbu40

    dawnbu40 DIS Veteran

    Feb 26, 2008
    Caitlin told me you'd started your TR and sent me over :)

    Can't wait to hear all about your Hawaiian adventures :goodvibes
  8. jakeybake

    jakeybake DIS Veteran

    Dec 30, 2007
    I'm in!

    Looking forward to it!! I can't remember your favorite ride but I most certainly remember your favorite Disney dessert!

    I believe the initials are ZD!!

  9. pkondz

    pkondz Hoping to get lucky

    Mar 9, 2007
    Hi Sandy. Cutters are right here.
    Pretty indicative of how I think this TR is going to go. :sad2: (I couldn't find 'train wreck' cookie cutters.)

    Nope. Not BTMRR... although it's in the top 5 for sure... maybe in top two.

    And I did stay up late.... and then got up early. "Sure honey, I'll drive you to school. No problem!"

    Okay, but just remember that you were warned, when you go running and screaming away from your computer.

    Welcome to the TR!

    Oh, you can wait. :rolleyes1 I don't think it's going to be quite as colorful as yours are.

    Hi Dawn! Thanks for coming along. Hopefully the adventures will be up to the wait!
  10. pkondz

    pkondz Hoping to get lucky

    Mar 9, 2007
    Hi Jay! Welcome!

    ZD would be correct... zero dignity, that's me!


    Oh, now look what you've done!
  11. Thumper_Man

    Thumper_Man DDC 684

    Jul 30, 2009
    T_Man logged in and reporting for duty, SIR! [​IMG]
  12. tink65

    tink65 Earning My Ears

    Jan 13, 2011
    I'm in! Can't wait to read your updates!
  13. Thumper_Man's Wife

    Thumper_Man's Wife DIS Veteran

    Dec 15, 2009
    Well I'm here...Although I have to say, I wasn't special like some others who got a PM that this was happening :rotfl:.

    I feel a little left out, discarded, abolished, black balled, repudiated, brushed aside...i mean, I thought we meant something to each other, we had a smiley connection...Ok I think you get the point...I've got it off my chest now so I'll put it back in the box [​IMG].

    You know if I don't take a jab at you at least once...everyone else will, so I might as well at least get mine in early. ;) Now back to your regularly scheduled, albeit on some obscure cable network, non-cookie cutter, but all around entertaining and anticipated, program.
  14. Thumper_Man

    Thumper_Man DDC 684

    Jul 30, 2009
    I don't know if Nebo will do a breakdown of this TR. Ponzi sure as heck can't break down his own, so I'll give it a shot. If Nebo manages to do it when they get back from their home away from home, then I'll step aside and just burst out in song. :rockband: Until then, here goes.

    So why you doing a TR? :confused3

    Of course we do, can't have a story without a cast.

    [​IMG] Alright. Geez! Just trying to have a little fun.

    We're going to hold you to that promise.

    You were just about to give us a recipe for making cookies.

    You need to make the dough before you can use a cookie cutter.

    Only 6 points? How many points do we need to win the grand prize? I just missed it last time by 15 minutes. :sad2:

    Nope. Honestly I forgot.

    By all means. Quite taking your time.

    Finally. :laughing:

    Are you sure you don't live in my neighborhood? Seems that's what our area is now going through. Ton of houses going up, but no stores or restaurants it seems. Have to travel about 5 miles down the road to get groceries. Lady H and I will usually stop on our way home from work since we pass a grocery store everyday.

    Sorry kid. No room for you here. You'll have to hurry and grow up, then move out of the house.

    Ponzi and his wifey, visiting Disney. K.I.S.S.I.N.G. First came love, then came marriage, then came Ponzi with another baby carriage.

    Sorry. Couldn't help it. Seemed like a good opportunity for a quick T_Man song. Please proceed.

    As you would tell Nebo, we don't need to know what goes on in your personal life. :rolleyes1 And you're wondering why you need to expand.

    Does said character have a name? Or from here on out she'll be known as wife or DW?

    I'm still wondering about this. :confused:


    Nice! :thumbsup2

    Yes, please tell. Lady H and I want to know the secret so we can go to.

    I wouldn't be here if I didn't.

    Great start. Can't wait to hear about your Hawaiian adventure.

  15. dana0801

    dana0801 Mouseketeer

    Apr 17, 2006
    I'm in. I'm not lurking anymore and have since convinced my parents to now go with me to The World!!!! We go in a year but hey it's better than not going at all!
  16. Thumper_Man

    Thumper_Man DDC 684

    Jul 30, 2009
    We can't all be like Nebo and Smidgy and go twice a year. :rotfl: Take it where you can get it. :thumbsup2
  17. orangecats2

    orangecats2 All I want is Disney, Crocs and Vera Bradley

    May 6, 2008
    YES!!! It's started! And I'm here...did I make the 1st page?

    Still no name or pics of yourself? Jeez.

    Let the role reversal begin...
  18. Thumper_Man

    Thumper_Man DDC 684

    Jul 30, 2009
  19. orangecats2

    orangecats2 All I want is Disney, Crocs and Vera Bradley

    May 6, 2008
    Yeah, just missed it.

    So is ponzi going to make us guess his name too? :laughing:
  20. nrod

    nrod Mouseketeer

    Jan 2, 2008
    Hey Ponzi! I'm here too. Looking forward to your first attempt at trip report writing and hearing all about Hawaii. You're off to a great start... popcorn::
  21. Thumper_Man

    Thumper_Man DDC 684

    Jul 30, 2009
    You know I don't ever recall him mentioning his real name. If he has, I missed it. :lmao: Come to think about it, I only know the real names of few people from all of Nebo's TR's.

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