Canadian Buffoon's Sweet 16 Celebration - Update 11/10 - In a Hot Dense State

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  1. pkondz

    pkondz . . Dis Dad #797 . . Hoping to get lucky

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    She was in absolute heaven.
    I think you can see that
    from the expressions
    on her face. :goodvibes


    All noted!
    (But you missed #7, burger place.)
    Got your PM, too!
     
  2. pkondz

    pkondz . . Dis Dad #797 . . Hoping to get lucky

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    First ones I can recall seeing.
    At least up that close.
    I remember seeing some
    from the bus outside
    of Vegas.

    Doesn't count, though.


    And doesn't that just boggle the mind?
    Walmart????


    Good memory.
    Right on all counts.


    :laughing:

    And... ouch!

    :lmao:

    Dude.
    Do yourself a favour.
    Try the candied bacon.

    It'll change your life.


    All noted!
    Got your PM, too!
     
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  4. pkondz

    pkondz . . Dis Dad #797 . . Hoping to get lucky

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  5. pkondz

    pkondz . . Dis Dad #797 . . Hoping to get lucky

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    Okay, good to know
    I'm not going nuts.

    Well.... not about that
    anyways.


    Wallabies?

    And...
    You mean I didn't have
    to go to Phoenix to see them?????

    :faint:
     
  6. pkondz

    pkondz . . Dis Dad #797 . . Hoping to get lucky

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    I'm reading it (again) right now.

    Always looks better
    through a window of time.


    I would say that I haven't had
    a close friend since.... school.
    And even then...

    But!
    I have met some wonderful
    people through this forum
    and for that I am very grateful.

    Would I run to your house
    if you skin your knee?
    Well... No. You're a tad far.

    But I will think about you,
    pray for you, if you prefer,
    or simply offer a word of
    encouragement.

    And I will be genuinely concerned.

    Case in point,
    there are a few DISers
    whom I've followed
    or have followed me
    over the years.
    Every time one disappears
    (it happens)
    I am worried.

    Every. Time.


    What if the ballot
    is at the end of a bayonet?


    Mmmmm.... popcorn...

    Ah yes. That does ring a bell.

    You saw the latest
    on Yellowstone?


    I think I was going to,
    then we just moved on
    and I eventually forgot
    to ask about it.

    But... what else could it stand for???


    Oh, tons!
    Almost all of them!

    Well, some of them.


    A few, at least.


    Okay, none.


    ::yes:: I remember thinking exactly that.
    Play football...
    Maybe last 2-3 years.
    Or play baseball...
    for 10-15.


    :laughing: ::yes::

    Makes it easier that way.

    Try the veal.

    Dang it!
    I know that I've heard that.
    I must have!

    But just can't remember it.

    So I Googled the transcript.
    That's funny.

    And totally inappropriate here!


    I was visiting my sister in Toronto.
    We were out somewhere, doing something
    (details forgotten and unimportant)
    when we walked by a bookstore.
    I asked if she'd mind if we popped in for a bit.
    We walked in and... it was a big store. Two stories.
    (I love that a book store can have stories for its stories.)
    We were upstairs when we noticed that people
    were crowding around the railings and lining the stairs.

    What was going on?

    We looked over the parapet to the floor below
    and saw nothing but a grand piano.
    Odd, but…
    Moments later, a man walked up to the microphone
    beside the piano and announced.
    “Ladies and gentlemen. Oscar Peterson!”
    (He probably said more, but who cares?)

    Oscar Peterson walks over,
    sits at the piano and we are treated to near perfection
    for the next several minutes.

    After, he took some questions from the audience.
    One of those questions was something along the lines of
    “Is there anything musically that you wish for.”



    Know what he said? “I wish I could play the piano.”



    Of course everyone politely laughed.
    But then he went on to explain
    that every piano has its own character.
    Its own timber, touch, feel.
    He wished that he could walk up to a piano
    and know that piano immediately.





    Wow. Now that’s a man who has talent… and knows he’s not God.



    Agreed.

    Queen Mary.
    And funny you should mention
    that here.
     
  7. pkondz

    pkondz . . Dis Dad #797 . . Hoping to get lucky

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    I won't quote all the photos.
    But suffice to say,
    I was impressed!

    And thank you so much
    for sharing them with us!!!


    This one, the first photo,
    was even more than I expected.
    Let alone all the rest that followed.

    I was pretty blown away.


    pffft.
    Photos were awesome.


    I saw this one and
    stopped dead in my tracks.

    I think I might have exclaimed
    "Holy crap!"


    Like 'em all,
    but this one.

    Wow!


    ::yes:: Me too!

    When is that?
    You mean next year?
    Or??

    This may have just gone on
    my bucket list.
    Just incredible!
     
  8. pkondz

    pkondz . . Dis Dad #797 . . Hoping to get lucky

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    As someone recently said to me...

    Excuses!


    Ah!

    Yup. Kinda figured that out. :)

    If I told you where I was staying,
    you'd have an advantage
    on the next contest.

    Oh! That's what you're trying to do!!!
     
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  9. pkondz

    pkondz . . Dis Dad #797 . . Hoping to get lucky

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    Pretty much.
    A bit more, but...

    Pretty much.


    Too many.

    Which version?
    Elton John's or The Who's?
    (Or both.)


    All noted!

    Got it!
     
  10. mustinjourney

    mustinjourney DIS Veteran

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    I'm still waiting for my shout out. :-(

    *ETA -- nevermind -- I see you responded already.. Not sure why it didn't alert me. Move along...I'll be sitting in the corner with my dunce cap.
     
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  11. mustinjourney

    mustinjourney DIS Veteran

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    side note -- next week I will be attempting the WDW46 challenge (splash will be closed for refurb, so I can't do 47) -- the parks will only be open 13 hours while I attempt this feat. How many rides do you think I will be able to complete?
     
  12. mustinjourney

    mustinjourney DIS Veteran

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    Mexican
     
  13. pkondz

    pkondz . . Dis Dad #797 . . Hoping to get lucky

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    :laughing:

    I read the first line and was
    "Oh crap! How'd I miss.... oh."


    At least two.
    Hmm.... All but three.


    Got it.
     
  14. Captain_Oblivious

    Captain_Oblivious DIS Dad #257

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    Hey, I've been there! Good choice!

    :sad2:

    I can't blame you there. The saguaro doesn't grow in very many places.

    I can see where it might be a problem if your potential guests are going to the wrong address. Just a hunch.

    I would NOT want to eat those burgers.

    Makes sense to me.

    And here I was hoping they'd give you Pale Moon.

    Ah, yes. Bo Jackson. Remember when Reebok tried to make Dan and Dave a thing, and it all backfired because one of them didn't make the Olympic team?

    Very impressive!

    :eek:

    Sounds like Australia. I read a book about it by Bill Bryson once and he basically concluded that everything over there could kill you.

    :scared1:

    Those East Coast people. Morons, all of them. :sad2:

    Nice to get a shot of both of you on horseback!:thumbsup2

    Classic skit. :rotfl2:

    Yay!

    Oh.

    :rotfl2::rotfl2:

    Pure coincidence, I'm sure.

    Seems legit.

    They're really testing that whole "bacon makes everything better" deal now. This one feels a little shaky.

    Curse you, stupid tourist trap!

    My kinda place.

    Wow. I had no idea this even existed. That certainly is a unique experience.

    No national anthem jokes....no national anthem jokes...

    Extremely impressive!

    That all sounds so weirdly fascinating. Definitely memorable. Also, I'm glad the pizza was good.

    Nice! In your face, offspring!

    :headache:

    Sure sounds like it! I'm glad your daughter was so thrilled with her gift.

    Well, you did have pizza and onion rings.

    :eek:

    And here I thought I had a crappy round of guesses. Eh, I'm sure it won't last.

    6:00 a.m.

    Slow.

    On time.

    You have to get at least one poker chip.

    Santa Monica seems like the most famous with the pier and whatnot, so I'll go with that.

    I dunno. Let me throw a dart at the wall.

    The dart says Thor.

    Here's a vote for Slater's 50/50, probably more out of nostalgia than anything intelligent.

    1-5 seconds. I'm guessing you planned enough to be able to find it.

    Clothes.

    PM is on the way! I need to get back to you, anyway.
     
  15. pkondz

    pkondz . . Dis Dad #797 . . Hoping to get lucky

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    I may never know.

    Oh, well. The ride was fun.


    Exactly!

    Nah. Apparently they'll just call
    and make a reservation
    for you right on the spot.


    I seem to recall reading an article
    about some places adding in
    horse meat and no one noticed.


    Hmmmm....
    You're going to have to
    explain that one.


    Nope!
    Maybe that was
    in the States, only.


    ::yes::

    I know this one guy.
    You wouldn't believe
    the stuff he does.

    Goes riding in 100 degree heat!


    I believe I said basically
    the same thing about you
    just a few seconds ago.


    ::yes::

    Oh, sure.
    And I didn't go up
    there myself.

    At all.



    :rolleyes1

    Succinct.

    To be honest,
    the reason I didn't get it
    was I was afraid I'd hate it
    and then still be thirsty...
    With nothing to drink.


    Foiled again!

    Me too.

    It was pretty cool
    and pretty surprising.


    Go ahead.
    I'm curious to see
    what you come up with.


    Yes!

    Pizza was good.
    But the show was better.


    Never cut 'em a break.

    :goodvibes
    I really think she was!

    Good point.


    pffffftttttt.....

    Sorry.


    Guess you'll find out...
    Next round.


    All noted.

    Standing by...
     
  16. Captain_Oblivious

    Captain_Oblivious DIS Dad #257

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    Just trying for a cheap moon joke. Not my best work.
     
  17. pkondz

    pkondz . . Dis Dad #797 . . Hoping to get lucky

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    Ahhhhhh,....

    That combined with your PM....


    The nickel dropped.

    Google Pale Moon horse
    and see what happens.

    All kinds of lineage stuff.
     
  18. GoofyIsAsGoofyDoes

    GoofyIsAsGoofyDoes If it’s still here tomorrow… I may ignore it again

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    I’ve noticed that.
    One of the reasons I’m willing to speak up at all ‘round here.
    Most places, I just assume I’m not welcome and keep more to myself.


    So it’s all your own fault.
    I’d start being a mite more selective about who you let in here if I were you.


    Tokens of legitimacy don’t have to be realistic (or even factual) to be accepted.


    And getting a bell rung was fairly regular occurrence.


    Yup, I’ve seen a number of pieces on that research.
    But all they’re saying is that things, once started, could progress quicker than first thought.
    What they not saying is that there’s anything specifically going on right now.

    Sooner or later… yes, but not a cause for immediate concern.
    (and we couldn’t do anything about it anyway).


    I’ve got more of an eye on the fault lines on the Pacific Rim, given the recent activity in Mexico.


    Scapegoats…
    They’re what make the world go ‘round.


    Oh, most certainly
    (which is why I only alluded to it).


    George was one of my favorite observers.
    …Miss him.


    The actual definition of Role Model.

    Great little story, by the way.


    Yeah, dropped the “r” there and didn’t catch it while editing my work.


    Well…
    It’s not often that folks specifically mention that they’re planning to stay in Long Beach.

    I’d say there’s a goodly percentage who don’t know of the place.
    And far more that don’t know what all might be found there.

    Me…
    I’m not one to miss many opportunities to get aboard a ship.


    They have different things going on depending on the season and have done similar displays in the fall for a few years now but I’d never got around to checking the place out before now.
    I mean, the description belies the experience…

    I do want to go back and see the gardens just in their natural state and I’m thinking that this spring might be a good time for it. But then again, they also put on a bit of a soiree for the winter holidays as well. Might be that I ought to go back sooner.
     
  19. queenbetsey

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    For burgers I say (this is tough famous Tommy burgers or in and out)
    Hhhmmm I will play it safe and say in and out. (Tommy is amazing tho)
     
  20. queenbetsey

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    I wish you would have had more time out here. A while back I was in Beautiful Downtown Burbank picking up a prize I had won from a radio station and there were folks out front with photographers, hoping it might be a celebrity of some sort went to check it out. Found an amazing young woman with the most beautiful wolf. Yep a real four legged wolf. She ran a wolf rescue in the hills up there. And yes it opens to the public a few days a week. This wolf was posing for pics with folks and Lil miss scarlett was all giggles when it gave us kisses. Amazing since she is usually afraid of just about everything. I bet Kayak would have enjoyed the place
     
  21. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    Except the one near my house had a video go viral of a rat running around the service counter while the store was closed. :crazy2:
     

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