Life is too short for self-hatred and celery sticks: final update 12/29, p.98

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  1. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    Can't wait to see your pictures of 'fall' at WDW.
     
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  3. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    You're so funny! I'm gonna laugh when your family is thankful for all the food you ordered, but I'm also gonna laugh when you're trying to figure out why to do with what's left! :rotfl2:

    Fran won't come to DL with us, it will just be too long a day for get and no feet up time. We'll all go to dinner the night before. Hopefully next door to Legends!
     
  4. rentayenta

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    :maleficen 3 days until WDW!!! :maleficen





    :welcome: Hi Carolyn. :goodvibes Spring is lovely. Our last trip was in May during the Flower and Garden Festival and the topiaries were so neat.

    We went in September once and it was far hotter than I anticipated. ​


    I posted them :blush: they're the ones with the orange. :rotfl:


    Legends, my Legends? I love Legends! That was by far the funnest job I've ever had. I survived many buzzed 2nd Street shuffles and working the Grand Prix. How's Fran feeling? I've checked your PTR but haven't seen any updates. :goodvibes Hope she's continuing to mend.

    You ladies are going to have a blast! I'm sure you're doing something fabulous as always. :thumbsup2


    Well, I thought I'd let you all know I have a cold. Gabby is just getting over one. Josh has one too. I'm keeping Chloe quarantined from it. Michael never gets sick. I don't feel terrible by any means but my throat is scratchy and my nose is runny. Thankfully I don't get major headaches. At this point I absolutely refuse to get sick. And if I was sick, I'd never admit it. Mind over matter. :goodvibes We're shooting the Emergen-C like tequila and washing our hands non stop. I realize its all after the fact but it makes me feel better. I truly don't have time to be sick. We stall haven't finished packing. :eek: That's so out of character for us. I. Am. Not. Sick. ​
     
  5. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    But didn't you say they were compliments of Google Images? :rotfl2:

    Yes, next to your Legends they are putting in a California Shabu Shabu. I keep driving down second street on my way to the Marina Pacifica Ralph's saying "open, open, open" like the Mervyn's commercials. I hope that by November it opens because it was supposed to be August, now their website says September or October. So by November I really hope it's open!

    I can't imagine what Legends was like during the race!!!!! we try to leave LB on race weekends!
     
  6. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    :scratchin.....the ones that you'll take in 3 days time, NOT compliments of Google. :rotfl2:

    (And I am going to be catching up with Fran as well. I'm not sure she will make it to Disney.....)
     
  7. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    I could have sworn that in the above post I said that Fran wouldn't join us at Disney because she didn't have time to put her legs up, but that she would be joining us at dinner the night before....:scratchin I must be having an old fogie moment!
     
  8. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    Actually....that was me. I have the same understanding...that she wouldn't be joining us; but didn't want to "lock it in" ...just in case. :rotfl:
     
  9. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    Depending on if I decide to take the scooter (still going back and forth since you can go so long and not sure I can walk that long...) If she joins us later in the evening, she can take my scooter and I can walk, but we'll hash that out once you arrive. I would love her to join us later in the afternoon, we'll just have to see...

    But this is all about Jenny's trip. How many days now?????
     
  10. rentayenta

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    ::yes:: :blush: Ahhh, PIO wants to see my fall photos. You ladies are good with dem der werds and all. ;)

    What's Shabu Shabu? I'm guessing its pretty cool. I can't believe you are literally where my entire ungrad life took place. It's so fun to talk with someone who knows the area. And you drive Ocean Blvd everyday. It's amazing how much I still miss it after 19 years. Every memory is so vidid. One day we'll return. I'm not being buried or sprinkled in Utah.

    Oh the Grand Prix days were fun and lots of money to be had. Nothing better than drunk Nascar fans when it comes to BIG tips. :thumbsup2


    :thumbsup2 You are right PIO, they will be mine. Clever ladies. Semantics were never my thing. :p Maybe this cold has clouded my head too. I woke up feeling like I'm underwater. ​



    :rotfl: You did but I think PIO said that Fran may meet up for dinner the night before. Or maybe you said that? Maybe we're all having old foogie moments. :grouphug:


    The scooters sound like a G-d send. Glad Disney is so scooter friendly. And keep chatting. I like hearing about your plans too.

    But since you asked.......​


    :donald: 2 days until WDW!!! :donald:


    We were talking last night and we don't count the day we leave as part of the countdown because its the actual trip day. I know others include the first trip day in their countdown but technically its the trip so there's no need to countdown, right? :upsidedow

    Clearly I had a little too much Nyquil.

    And Alison, I can tell you right now, bell services will be left with a lot of unopened stuff I'm afraid. :blush: But at least I'm helping the small business man/woman by supporting not one but two local grocery delivery services. :crazy2:
     
  11. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    Shabu Shabu is what I consider the BEST. MEAL. EVER. It is Japanese for Swish Swish, literally. Traditionally it is served communally, but in So Cal that would never fly, so each person gets their own pot. They give you a bowl of rice and dipping sauces. I found out recently that they will put drops of spicy into your sauces, I tried it last time, but I like them better as they are.

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    You get veggies, noodles and all kinds of sauces and seasonings. You can't see them, but the handles of the spoons are in little containers of garlic, green onions and chopped japanese radish that you can season your broth or sauces with.

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    You also get thinly sliced protien. I always choose beef, but they have chicken, pork, salmon, shrimp, you name it!

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    You can dump all your meat in at once (if you like it over cooked), or like me, I wrap it in a piece of cabbage or spinach, swish it through the pot a couple times, so it's medium rare and dip it in the sauce. In the pic below you can see the jars of garlic, radish and green onion.

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    Then when you've finished most of your meat, they will bring you a bowl with "soup base" in it. That's when I toss the last two slices of meat (chopped up) in the bowl with noodles, maybe the tofu and any remaining cabbage or other veggies and make a soup. I also throw in any sauce that I have left.

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    I use the sauce bowl as a ladle to put my soup in the bowl and you finish the meal with a soup you made from the broth of cooking your protein. It think that this is the most amazing meal in the world and for only like $15 a plate, it's reasonable.

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    We used to drive to the Block at Orange and pay $25 a plate for this, then I found California Shabu Shabu in Fountain Valley and when I found out they were opening a place next to Legends I went through the roof!

    We have those every day! :rotfl2:

    At least you are doing your part! ::yes:: :thumbsup2

    I can't believe you'll be on your way in two days! Will you be checking in at all from your phone while you're there? I like to bring my computer along and do updates since we spend a lot of time relaxing in the room, but I know you folks are go go go!
     
  12. eandesmom

    eandesmom I'm with Beast

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    Eat curry. Spicy red curry. My co worker brought some in for lunch that her DH made and WOW, I am cleaned out. Far more effective than my ocean spray has been!

    And a happy belly to boot. :rotfl:
     
  13. DannysMom

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    My all time favorite cold remedy, chicken soup (home made if possible) heated with a couple of dried spicy Thai chilis. The Thai chilis give it a nice kick, I swear it knocks out my cold every time. Feel better.

    Sent from my iPad using DISBoards App, please excuse any typos.
     
  14. rentayenta

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    Oh my friends, I haven't forgotten about you. My house is a literal circus right now, piles of clothes everywhere, dogs to kennel, helping set up bat mitzvah chairs, my dang cold, argh!!!! It's a happy argh but an argh nonetheless. I'll be back to reply and I can't believe we live in the morning. We're having the go to MK or AoA/DTD debate for tomorrow night. I'm team AoA. We'll see if I get outvoted.

    Finally the correct ME tags arrived today. :woohoo:

    I've got to grab Chloe's friend in about a half hour and I'm begging for Mexican food tonight. Or Indian. Or Thai. I need spice spice baby!

    Be back friends. :hyper:
     
  15. eandesmom

    eandesmom I'm with Beast

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    Don't stress about getting back here :) have fun at the party tonight, eat spicy, sleep well and fly safe!

    And....I will see you NEXT WEEK!!!!
     
  16. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    Have a great trip! :wave2:
     
  17. rentayenta

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    Let's put it this way. I've had one steak fry, one thin mint and a milligram of Ativan. :rotfl: DH called to see about food and my response was: spicy. This may be my first DIS buzzy post. Laundry is being finished, we're almost all packed. My cold has not left the building so I downed, apparently like a frat boy would, my Emergen-C. :rotfl2:


    Alison, Shabu Shabu looks insane! :thumbsup2 I swear, you always have the best dining experiences. :cool1:

    :welcome: Danny'sMom. I believe DH will grab something Thai tonight and I did have some broth with curry last night and it cleared me up nicely. Also got some Afrin for the plane and more saline today. :thumbsup2

    Luggage is tagged and I soon as I get my wits about me, I'll post some pics.:smokin:

     
  18. rentayenta

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    Thanks friends! :hug: I'll post some live updates to.



    And I can finally put:


    party:Tomorrow we leave for WDW!!! party:
     
  19. rentayenta

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    So here are some random pics from today. Look at these super cool candy bags I bought for MNSSHP. Thought they'd be easier then holding a traditional bag all party. The boys got the one pictured. The girls got pink skulls with a white bow, and mine is green with an orange pumpkin:

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    Worth noting and bit totally OT, the boat has been officially drained, winterized, and nestled comfy in the double size part of our garage.

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    Correct ME tags arrived today, right at the witching hour :woohoo:

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    And a pic of Guinness pre kennel. He's kind of spoiled. Riley wouldn't sit still long enough. He's far more anxious like yours truly:

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    And a super looking forecast for MNSSHP:

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  20. kaoden39

    kaoden39 <font color=peach>Prayers and pixie dust from your

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    The boat looks so sad on land. Your dog seems so mellow. Have fun!!
     
  21. rentayenta

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    The boat is sad on land. This owner is even more sad but at least she stays protected in the garage.

    Guinness is a great dog. He was napping on the bed :ssst: but don't tell Michael. ;)

    Other than a final load of whites in the dryer, we are are good to go. Just packed about 7 pairs of Ears we've collected throughout the years. You bet I'll be wearing my sequined 50th ones and channeling my inner geek Disney goddess! ​
     

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