Singles(& ex-singles who refuse to leave)Social Club: Amazingly, It's still 5o'clock!

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  1. Brocktoon

    Brocktoon 21st Century Schizoid Man

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    I've got much of my Sandy prep done. I have above ground power and live behind a wooded area, so I'm pretty sure I'm going to lose power by Sunday night as we always lose it with high winds. Prepared to be without power for at least a week. It happened with Irene, so this may be worse. Secured loose items around the house perimeter, and also grilled a bunch of meat this afternoon as it'll be easier to store already cooked stuff. Really not much more folks can do around here but see how bad we get hit. If it's worse than Irene, this is going to be a week to remember.

    Now just relaxing with some coffee (with some Bailey's and Kalua of course). Going through some of my trip pics, so I'll follow up with a trip post ...
     
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  3. DefLepard

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    Hope you don't get a bad Frankenstorm like the news is talking about

    Only tips I can give from a South Florida hurricane readiness viewpoint =

    Freeze some water in Tupperware to keep freezer and fridge cool when and if power goes out

    Fill the gas tank in the car

    Get plenty of beer

    Or you could always load up the RV and head back to the last week or two of the F&W Festival
     
  4. ctnurse

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    Welcome back. Sounds like you have been busy.

    I need a few last minute things. Trying to decide if I am going to brave WM.

    I'm in the same boat, lots of woods and above ground wires. We were without power with Irene for 7 days. We didn't have water either, we were able to stay with my Dad who had power and water. I am really worried about Sandy too, but there isn't anything we can do but stay safe. I will be stocking up on wine.
     
  5. Brocktoon

    Brocktoon 21st Century Schizoid Man

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    Finally got some time this afternoon to review my 10/11 - 10/18 trip. I've been down to WDW for the F&W Fest almost every year since '06, but this may have been one of the best yet! If there was a theme, it may have been serendipity. We just had so many lucky or fortunate incidents on this trip, that I don't want to get used to that happening all the time. Some of my serendipitous trip wins ...

    1) New Fantasyland
    Many of my October trips have been going along with my parents. They have an RV that they take down to Ft Wilderness, and then I usually fly down and meet them. I split the trip up doing plenty of solo stuff, but my parents are also a pretty fun pair to hang out with. On Friday 10/12, We headed as group to do rope drop at the MK. By 10:30 AM or so we had already hit all the major rides and I was going to head back to the RV. My Dad wanted to check out the new Storybook Circus area. I was thinking about bailing, but something told me to stick around with them. On the way there we passed the fence/gate/planter area of New Fantasyland which was closed with a line of folks outside. I told my parents that they were probably waiting for the Belle Storytime thing as they've been doing previews. After checking out the Circus area, they were opening the gates towards Belle's area just as we were walking by. A cast member waived us in, but I declined, and told my parents I really had no interest in the Belle story stuff as I'd seen it online. The cast member then told me that I really should go in and take a walk around. I figured what the heck ... so I went in to discover all sorts of WDW execs and the entire area OPEN (except for Be Our Guest). I asked a CM if this was the 1st day open, and he said that we were probably within the 1st 100 folks to see it as it just opened minutes before! How cool is that!? If I would have left before checking out the Circus area like I was going to do, I would have missed it ...

    2) Epcot 30th Merch
    I'm a huge retro EPCOT fan, and consider myself a child of EPCOT as I grew up visiting the park from the beginning, and it's always been my favorite. I missed the 30th anniversary by a bit, but there was a specific 30th shot glass set I was still hoping to find. On 10/12 on the way to hit the Boardwalk for the DIS meet (already had a few beers in me by this point) I stopped by Mouse Gear in Epcot. As I was checking out the reto gear and some left over 30th merch, I asked a CM about the shot glasses as I didn't see them. The CM mentioned that all the boxes sold out immediately, and there's currently no more stock :sad: Since I had a few brews in me, I started up a nice conversation with some folks in the store who may (or may not) have been CMs (I won't confirm or deny in case any potential CM rules were broken). After some talk of my love for old school EPCOT, one of the gals told me that there was a rumor of a few more 'toothpick holder' sets and if found they'll be put up for sale. She took my cell # and said she would text if anything popped up. Sunday 10/14 I got a text early afternoon that some glass sets have appeared. I headed on over to Epcot and got my prize (along with a couple Unibroue Ephemere brews from Canada):


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    Another case of great timing! By Sunday evening they were all sold out again.

    3) Meeting John Lasseter
    Yep ... I got to meet the man! When they released the F&W seminar schedule I noticed we were visiting during a Lasseter Family wine tasting hosted by Nancy Lasseter. John and Nancy were also hosting a dinner at Citricos a couple days later. I figured there's a good chance John would also be at the seminar ... and I was right! We got there early and were the 2nd group in line, right in front of the AllEars team. Got a seat right in the front row.

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    The Lasseter's provided a really nice info package along with some other swag. After the seminar I was able to get them autographed:

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    4) Meeting DISers
    Finally, got to say how great again it was meeting and hanging out with the folks from the DIS. If anybody is on the fence about dropping by during a meet ... just do it! After some 'hair of the dog' Saturday morning, I had a great time at the F&W Fest day on through Jellyrolls. Also had fun Friday night up until a missing time incident that I'll just attribute to alien abduction. For the DISers I met, If you're near Philly on the I-95 corridor, you're always welcome to drop by Casa de Brocktoon!
     
  6. Brocktoon

    Brocktoon 21st Century Schizoid Man

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    If the storm tracks like the recent GFS model says, the Philly area will be hit by some of the worst wind fields! These houses around here just were never built for that kind of weather. It's gonna be what it's gonna be. My biggest concern right now isn't the extended power loss, but potential wind damage to my property.
     
  7. nurse.darcy

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    I understand that its Pyrate. At least that is my understanding. Welcome back and congrats on the house purchase.

    Stay safe. It was good reading about your excellent timing this past trip. Awesome.

    Awesome about the stocking up on wine. If you need anything I can overnight it to you. . .lol. Skip WM. We refer to it as Wallyworld. Kind of a department store and circus all wrapped up in one. Miss you guys all ready. Stay safe. Hugs.
     
  8. MICKEY88

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    Since I'm a Pyrate, I don't pay my publicist, but great job :)pirate:
     
  9. nurse.darcy

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    Well at least I got it right. . .lol.
     
  10. ctnurse

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    Thanks. I was able to get everything I needed, including wine and snacks. I was surprised that I found D batteries at a gas station when I was filling up my car. Then I said to J let's check Home Depot for propane for our little gas grill, they had 3 tanks. We bought two. The wind is suppose to be bad and they are talking about up to 500,000 people in CT losing power. When we lose power we don't have water or heat. All we can do now is wait.

    Miss you too. We will figure something out to see you and Tony. We don't have any trips to WDW planned, but hope to see you both soon.:goodvibes
     
  11. nurse.darcy

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    Our December is booked, we are headed to Las Vegas and Phoenix (for my brother's wedding) for a week. Hoping to see old friends there and welcoming any new friends I just might happen to bump into while there, but January is open. . .Maybe we all need to take a quickie cruise somewhere. . .lol. We need to get out of Florida more. . .lol.
     
  12. Andrew015

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    Funny thing is, I knew that, but my phone decided to spellcheck me! Thanks for the welcome back, Darcy. Good to be back.

    Hope everyone on the east coast gets well prepared, and weathers the storm safely.
     
  13. nurse.darcy

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    Just want to say to all of those friends in the Hurricane's path, be safe, my prayers are with you. If you need anything, even a place to go because the home, life, business is wiped out for a while, my home is available to you. Hugs everyone and hold on tight.
     
  14. taramoz

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    Welcome back stranger! :thumbsup2
     
  15. ahoff

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    Cool story on scoring the glasses, Brock. I was down a week before you and they were already gone.

    So far nothing here from storm yet. But they have already cancelled work tommorrow and most of nearby schools are closed for two days. Train service in NYC has been shut down. Whiile driving home from PA (Gettysburg) passed four different convoys of tree company trucks from four different states. Hopefully it is all hype, guess we will find out in the next few days. Hope everyone stays safe and gets through this one!
     
  16. DCTooTall

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    Have fun with the move... and I'm glad you like the thread name this go-around. ;) :rotfl:

    :welcome: back! I'm thinking the women of this thread will definately enjoy having another eligable bachelor return to the group. ;)
    :rolleyes1

    I picked up a couple shirts (on top of all the ones they offered on the Disneystore.com which I already had ordered), some pins, and my favorite.... the SpaceShip Earth Iphone Case. I thought the case looked cool, and I could feel how the SSE Panels actually had shape to them since I could feel them thru the packaging.....But when I opened it to put on my phone? "Limited Edition: 300" Holy crap!!

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    Hmmm...notice your 'Toothpick Holders' don't include my favorite pavilion's Icon. (I'll give you a hint, look at my avatar pic)

    Think It was Stitch's Fault?? :rotfl:
     
  17. chiburple

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    I would definatly second that motion! I went on my first cruise ever last September and since then I've been suffering from serious cruise withdrawal
     
  18. taramoz

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    I love to cruise. Doing a non-Disney (Carnival) over T-giving break with a bunch of family (a sort of reunion thing), then DD and I go on a quickie 3 nighter on the Disney Dream over our spring break in March (after 5 nights at WDW of course)! I am excited for being with extended family on Carnival, but even more excited for March and the Dream with my girlie-pop...:cutie:

    Should mention, March 14-17 for the cruise if anyone wants to join. I could do some kids club nights to have some free time without the cutie!
     
  19. CoasterAddict

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    Well, central MA seems to have missed the brunt of the frankenstorm, although it looks like the eastern part of the state has lots of folks with no power. Nothing to compare to the pics coming out of NY/NJ. :(
     
  20. nurse.darcy

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    Can I just say I am loving the thread title. Its beautiful.
     
  21. nurse.darcy

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    Okay, if we all have a desire to cruise, what month or time of year is good. I would be happy to organize.
     

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