Something About Nothing............ #14

Disxuni

"Where's the fun without a bit of risk?"
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Happy Taco Tuesday, everyone! And Happy Uni day for those who arrived, or arriving today and those that are coming soon be excited that your day will be here sooner than you think!

Happy Birthday, @Squirlz! That's a nice treat to come back to.

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@Robo56 Yes, the move was a success. They gave me the choice of moving yesterday, or Wednesday. I decided to go for it and just move all at once. It was a lot more than I was expected, but it eventually got done. Just wish it wasn't so hot, but I survived and luckily I know a thing, or two about computers / IT, or I'd be clueless on how to put everything back together. What was nice is that pizza and salad was ordered for us and my manager said that for lunch I could take my lunch, grab my equipment, and go home and take the time to set everything up for the rest of the day paid.

@RAPstar You shouldn't feel guilty, or the headache of this. It happens. I know it's easier and said then done. For example, we all started as five who do the same job as me, only two of us left, one of them being a lead. At one point you have to learn to roll with the punches. Luckily for us, a few people are cross trained so if someone needs to step in they can. Either way, I'm sure it'll work out and they'll find a solution. You should be able to take time for yourself.
 

macraven

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Finally all caught up on what I missed reading

September is a busy month for many of our homies here

I know all will have fun in the sunshine state


Yes Taco Bell tonight!
 

cam757

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Good Morning SANS folks, Lots of people enjoying UOR and DIS this week. Hope everyone has a great time. Just boring ol' work for me today and a meeting tonight with my King's Daughters Circle. Summer break is over so we start back with our monthly meetings to plan all of our fundraisers for the Children's Hospital in Norfolk. It is potluck but I think I may have to hit a drive thru. No time to cook.

Enjoy your day and for those at the parks, HAVE FUN!!!

And my youngest just got engaged this morning!!!
Great pic!! Congrats on your daughter's engagement! Have fun today!!

Thanks Charade! We love OBX! We're going to Nags Head- which was pretty much spared from the worst of Dorian. Seems they got some minor damage there- compared to Hatteras and Ocrakoke.
We love OBX, we live about 1 1/2 hours from Kill Devil Hills. Have some friends that have beach houses so we try to get down there a couple times a year for long weekends. When we go for a week we usually go all the way down to Hatteras Village or Frisco. DH's grandparents had a place in Frisco for years but unfortunately sold it. Sadly, it suffered pretty bad flooding with Dorian so I guess it is a good thing they don't own it any longer.

Enjoy your vacation!

I posted a picture on the RPR thread to show that the desk renovations have started here.......will take a few nights but we will see a change in those over the next few days.
Very exciting!! I can't wait to see how it all turns out.

Hope FL gets some of this cooler weather working it's way south. VA will be in the low 70's tomorrow and Thursday.

Happy Birthday @Squirlz

@macraven Enjoy your Taco Bell!! We had taco Tuesday last night :)
 
  • Disxuni

    "Where's the fun without a bit of risk?"
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    @crostorfer That does sound like an amazing view and like @macraven said sunscreen is definitely a must, especially reapplying. I always feel like I'm melting over here I can't imagine what it feels like in Orlando right now. In the past, I've been able to rough it sometimes, but the past couple of years it's like a no-fly zone between June through Sept. I can't handle it. Just gives me another excuse to going to the parks more than I need to in the fall / winter to get my fill. However, a lot of people love this weather.
     

    Monykalyn

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    Well-it is Tuesday and tomorrow is off to orlando!
    Checked in for flights, no seats assigned on connecting flight-oh yeah-first 2 on standby??! Um no. Booked this months ago. Obviously oversold as when checked in popped up for offer to "bid" on compensation to take later flight. Normally I'd be all over it, but we have college tour scheduled for 2.
    Congrats to Sue's daughter!! Will be looking for you!

    @crostorfer - did you just have the one day at Disney? I am planning on going Friday for few hours to do AK stuff then F&W for lunch. DD doesn't have ticket for that day, and she wants to sleep-if you want more F&W...Driving over to WDW but dropping car off at Swan and Uber/Lyft back.

    Glad move worked out @Disxuni.

    I should be packing. 6 am flight.

    But instead stressing on waiting for A/C guy-yeah the aircon went out last night, so no Orlando January trip unless DH gets a much much larger bonus than he expects...

    :wave2: Mac, Lynne, Keisha, Schumi, Robo, Rapstar, Cam and anyone I missed!
    :bday: to squirlz! HOw lovely what the staff did for bday!
     
  • Pumpkin1172

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    :wave2: doing a quick stop in!!!

    Waving to all of you in Orlando right now!!!! I can admit I was green with envy at all of you when I was getting into my car with morning...and having to wait for the windows to defrost. It was cold here...VERY foggy - like pea soup fog...I couldn't see more than a 1/4 block away. It was just yucky. The sun is shinning now...but still cool. What I would give to feel the heat and humidity of Orlando right now lol I hope everyone has lots of sunscreen!

    :bday: Squirls. That was an awesome way for the hotel to acknowledge your special day!

    Happy taco Tuesday to everyone! We had a tacos twice over the weekend...as the youngest loves them...so momma indulged his taco hunger. The dressers in the bedroom as basically done...thank god...the hubby is flying back here this afternoon. I just have to find new hardware yet...and a mirror. I'm NOT putting that old stuff back on the newly updated dressers. Still have to finish the top of our taller dresser...but once the clear coat is cured and can move the tv onto the other dresser...I will knock that out in a weekend day. It looks sooo much better than it did. It was needing an update...now to slowly get the rest of the room updated. New paint, bedding, a a closet organizer!!!!! I'm most excited about that :o You know your old when your excited over a closet organizer system :lmao: :rotfl: :rotfl2:

    Well...off to finish my paperwork....then leaving early to pick up the hubby and kiddo and hear all their fishing tales
     

    Disxuni

    "Where's the fun without a bit of risk?"
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    @Monykalyn and @crostorfer if you guys go together definitely tell me the deets on the food, bonus if there are photos. I'm one of those people who has to take pictures of all the food. I can't help it. My fam always teases me about it. I wish I was brave enough to go out in the heat to enjoy F&W. However, it's nowhere near done, so I suppose I still have a chance eventually.

    @Pumpkin1172 I always try to live vicariously through people to prevent it. Sorry it's chilly there, but it sounds nice to me. You always want what you can't have, right? I'm sure if I lived up there I'd feel differently.
     

    schumigirl

    It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts
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    Squirlz yes, they do like to make a fuss of us on our birthdays........it is lovely what they do.......I’m keeping my special reserved sign they made for me.......lol.....but, yes, they do it very well for us!

    Casey......we had 101F today at the beach!! It was blazing hot.......came back to Orlando to 95F.......it felt hotter with no breeze.......yep, it’s a scorcher! Enjoy VB

    MonyK......safe travels.........hope to run into you sometime.........

    Hey cam........awww.......I hate the cold, so I feel for you........so I won’t complain and say I wish it were a degree or two cooler.........(but I do) :wave2:

    Vicki.......are you home now?? So glad we met up, and hope you get back to normal quickly.........



    New Smyrna Beach was wild today! The surf was huge so we didn’t get in the beach, but wandered over the other side of the road where there is a little boardwalk and saw some manatees and even a dolphin or two in the distance........absolutely beautiful.........had gorgeous lunch so we may not eat again tonight!

    Tom is through in the bedroom sleeping right now, with the door closed to the sitting area so I won’t disturb him rattling around.........we just chatted to Kyle on FaceTime.........miss him, but he’s doing good!! Think he’s enjoying driving our new car.......lol.......

    Now to decide what to do tonight.......decisions decisions........it is just so gorgeous here right now.........:wave2:
     

    Lynne G

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    Yep. That’s what a hurricane off shore will do to the surf.

    And yay, food pictures or other. Always enjoy seeing.
     
  • schumigirl

    It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts
    Joined
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    Yep. That’s what a hurricane off shore will do to the surf.

    And yay, food pictures or other. Always enjoy seeing.
    Yep, local lady we spoke to said it was down from last week, but still fabulous for surfers.......there were a few in the water........amazing to watch!

    Yep....got one or two food pics.........lol.........
     

    Disxuni

    "Where's the fun without a bit of risk?"
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    @schumigirl NSB is a beautiful beach. I prefer it to our own. The sand is more refined and gorgeous, looks so bright. Also, that's so cool you got to see a few sea friends as well. That's amazing! I'd suggest eating at The Garlic, but you said you'd not probably be in the mood to eat again and I can't recall specific things to do in the area other than site seeing, or shopping near the beach. I went a lot when I was a kid, but not so much now.
     

    schumigirl

    It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts
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    @schumigirl NSB is a beautiful beach. I prefer it to our own. The sand is more refined and gorgeous, looks so bright. Also, that's so cool you got to see a few sea friends as well. That's amazing! I'd suggest eating at The Garlic, but you said you'd not probably be in the mood to eat again and I can't recall specific things to do in the area other than site seeing, or shopping near the beach. I went a lot when I was a kid, but not so much now.
    We’ve been a few times now to NSB, enjoy it and have spent time around so know it quite well.

    Don’t think The Garlic is for us though.
     

    Disxuni

    "Where's the fun without a bit of risk?"
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    We’ve been a few times now to NSB, enjoy it and have spent time around so know it quite well.

    Don’t think The Garlic is for us though.
    You're probably more of an expert then. My granny used to live there, so we often just visited her. If we were out of her house it was to occasionally see the beach and get ice cream. Often it was more so to go to restaurants since my grandparents could handle that a lot more. The Garlic does acquire a certain taste. You definitely need a passion for garlic. Norwood's Eatry and Treehouse has an interesting atmosphere. Both are money, but with Norwood's at least is a little more unique and there is more options there.
     

    crostorfer

    Gryffindor Gal
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    Well-it is Tuesday and tomorrow is off to orlando!
    Checked in for flights, no seats assigned on connecting flight-oh yeah-first 2 on standby??! Um no. Booked this months ago. Obviously oversold as when checked in popped up for offer to "bid" on compensation to take later flight. Normally I'd be all over it, but we have college tour scheduled for 2.
    Congrats to Sue's daughter!! Will be looking for you!

    @crostorfer - did you just have the one day at Disney? I am planning on going Friday for few hours to do AK stuff then F&W for lunch. DD doesn't have ticket for that day, and she wants to sleep-if you want more F&W...Driving over to WDW but dropping car off at Swan and Uber/Lyft back.

    Glad move worked out @Disxuni.

    I should be packing. 6 am flight.

    But instead stressing on waiting for A/C guy-yeah the aircon went out last night, so no Orlando January trip unless DH gets a much much larger bonus than he expects...

    :wave2: Mac, Lynne, Keisha, Schumi, Robo, Rapstar, Cam and anyone I missed!
    :bday: to squirlz! HOw lovely what the staff did for bday!
    We are leaving Friday morning, or I would love to go back!!!

    Our favorite dish this year was the scallops from them Wine and Dine Studio. They are in the pic with the butternut squash ravioli. Absolutely delicious. Everything was good this year, the only thing we didn’t care for all that much was the sea bass from Coastal Eats, it looked better than it was. I photographed almost everything we ate, I skipped drinks because they weren’t that exciting to photo. I had a Fromosa from Simmering Sips, a Year of the Piggy from China, and a Guinness Bailey’s Shake from Ireland. Nothing sounded that great in the heat, except the Fromosa.
     

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    larissawbb

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    Does anyone know what kind of food they serve at Hard Rock Live concerts? We got table seats for November. I’m excited.
     

    Robo56

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    Good evening Sans family :wave2:

    Tink hope you are enjoying your relaxing vacation and you had fun at the Mouse house and HHN.

    Had a great birthday here today. Came to breakfast in the Club lounge and they had a card, buttons and balloons for me. Wore the button into the parks and got dozens of Happy Birthdays,then got another card from the evening Lounge crew and found sparkling wine and strawberries in our room!
    Happy birthday Squirlz.....looks like the folks at RPR showered you with lovely surprises. Sounds like you and Mrs Squirlz are having a great time.

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    Robo, and Tink, hope this finds you enjoying a mug of coffe
    Lynne mug of coffee this morning in my HHN mug was great.....hope your tea was yummy.


    Thank you for well wishes for daughters engagement! Yes, it will be a long engagement, she’s talking 2 yrs.
    Congratulations to your daughter on her engagement Sue.


    I also found a new Disney home, I don’t ever want to stay in another room here, ever again. Keep in mind, this is a garden view room. The terrace is HUGE. You could fit 10 people on this thing.
    Beautiful pics of your hotel.


    Yes, the move was a success. They gave me the choice of moving yesterday, or Wednesday. I decided to go for it and just move all at once. It was a lot more than I was expected, but it eventually got done. Just wish it wasn't so hot, but I survived and luckily I know a thing, or two about computers / IT, or I'd be clueless on how to put everything back together. What was nice is that pizza and salad was ordered for us and my manager said that for lunch I could take my lunch, grab my equipment, and go home and take the time to set everything up for the rest of the day paid.
    Glad to hear the move went smoothly.


    Well-it is Tuesday and tomorrow is off to orlando!
    Checked in for flights, no seats assigned on connecting flight-oh yeah-first 2 on standby??! Um no. Booked this months ago. Obviously oversold as when checked in popped up for offer to "bid" on compensation to take later flight. Normally I'd be all over it, but we have college tour scheduled for 2.
    Interesting you had incident with your airline. I received a email late yesterday evening and saw it this morning. It was from the airline I’am flying on. Asking me to check my reservation as they had changed my seat.

    I called airline and asked why they changed my seat. She said they had changed the plane. I told her I paid extra for my seat to have more leg room. I also checked and saw that my original seat was still open. She was very nice and moved me back to my original seat. I have never had this happen before.

    Hope you have a safe flight tomorrow and a good seat assignment. You will be in the Orlando sunshine before you know it.

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    :wave2: doing a quick stop in
    Hey :wave: Pumpkin


    2 more sleeps till Orlando

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    Looking forward to HHN

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    Monykalyn

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    A/C back ON yay! was a capacitor or some such thingy (I seriously almost asked the technician if it was a flux capacitor :rotfl2:- he was like 12 though so doubt he was old enough to get the reference:rotfl:). But only $135 and quick fix. Celebrating with eating leftovers and having a berry martini.
    We are leaving Friday morning, or I would love to go back!!!
    Next year LOL!
    Looking forward to HHN
    Me too!!! and DD is as well-she has band practice tonight so made her get mostly packed before she left. Alarm for 4:15am- need to be out of house by 4:35-4:40. 10 minutes to airport. Doing carry on only and will probably walk on plane with our flight crew again-it's a small airport LOL. I usually meet them in coffee line after security when this early of flights.
    Safe travels to you as well Robo-hope we get to meet up along with Squirlz and Carol and Sue and Patty:rainbow:
    Taught the boy how to make orzo the way he likes it (butter, parm cheese).

    1 more sleep!
     

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