Unplugged Chit Chat Thread

Discussion in 'The DIS Unplugged Podcast' started by *NikkiBell*, Aug 13, 2016.

  1. NC Belle

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    I have my adventures like that too. Yesterday while dh was taking some papers/electronics to an event at our credit union...I was home with the dog. Well, I had to take outside, some of our neighbors got in a fist fight---I'm not sure what it was it about since I only heard of it in Spanish. It seems okay at that house for the rest of the day (multiple relatives sharing a home).
    Then, a few hours later, dh takes me out to an early birthday dinner a night early since he has his last week of working nights for now (new job next week), we went to Chili's. We had last eaten at Chili's over 10 years ago plus. We saw online that the menu had dropped old favorites from the past and portions have really reduced. We had no wait at 60pm on Saturday...that should had clued us in. We decided to do the 2 for $25 meal deal. We had ordered chips and salsa from dh's email deal and that was pretty decent. We took a long time to order since I was trying find what appeal to me that did not have bell peppers (slight reaction). We decided on their appetizer on awesome petal...it came...and it did not look like a sharable portion since it came in the same basket used for their portion of fries. Another server came by and asked if we are wanting for another portion of the onion and we said that we were not sure if what we got was correct size. Then, our entrees came. The burger was okay and cooked to the right temperature, but dh's fajitas were a let down---paid extra for beef and it had the most pitiful portion of sour cream/cheese/pico/guac and the runniest black bean mix. I felt bad for him as he a view of the place that we go for fajitas/Mexican that we tend to go for birthdays/special events that you get a lot for about the same amount of money or less. However, we were to hungry to do that place's Saturday dinner crowd waits and they are closed on Sundays. He was hoping for the "shared dessert" choice for cheesecake, but I claimed birthday girl choice and ordered the cookie skillet since it would be nice on a cool night to have a warm dessert..right? Well, it took a while to come and the ice cream did not melt except the tiniest place where the cookie had warmth. It was the hardest cookie skillet ever. I could not use a spoon to break the cookie so I had to hit the spoon like a chisel which got the waitress to come by quickly and ask if we need anything and she took the cookie away and gave us the cheesecake in a to go box (we asked it that way) and we were only charged for the2 for 25 deal plus the beef up charge. We laughed a lot about it.

    We then went to Target since it was in a nearby parking area. I could not believe that there was so much Halloween candy and supplies still there. I got some cheap enchilada sauce, salsa, and 2 Target exclusive M&M flavors. If we had the money, our dog would had some Halloween wear like angel wings, devil outfit, tutu, and witch. She is to fit plus we are moving soon.
    You may think nothing else was exciting could happen...well...about a half-mile to home...I got a glimpse of a white blur. It was a male deer with a big rack of antlers along the road munching on grass. I let out a high pitch noise and dh was able to avoid the deer and the deer moved away in time. The deer along my car door side and looked in. I think he was seeing what made that noise and ran away to safety. I told dh that the deer may have been in our yard or nearby lately since our scent hound keeps on looking at the back and side yards for something.

    I hope for a Disney birthday dinner next year.
     
  2. SorcererHeidi

    SorcererHeidi Sorcerer please cast forever love spell for me

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    Quite some adventures, for sure, @NC Belle ! And early :bday:!!!!
     
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  4. NC Belle

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    Today is my birthday. :cake:
    Dh made brownies yesterday too before he did some errands---it was a lot better than Chili's skillet cookie.

    We usually don't go out on Saturday night at a restaurant---usually takeout or leftovers.
     
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  5. Alicenwonderment

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    Happy Birthday NC Belle!! party::wizard:
     
  6. Aerin75

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    Happy Birthday Belle!
     
  7. hertamaniac

    hertamaniac Give me 95 degrees everyday

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    @SorcererHeidi - I found your next home just went up for sale. Can you say Disneyfied?

    https://www.realtor.com/realestatea...-Rd-NW_Palm-Bay_FL_32907_M54881-28214?view=qv
     
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    hertamaniac Give me 95 degrees everyday

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    I'd be torn between spending my time in the Mickey pool or the grotto. Nah.....I'd take the onsite go-kart track.

    Insert lottery win clause here!
     
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    SorcererHeidi Sorcerer please cast forever love spell for me

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    hertamaniac Give me 95 degrees everyday

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    Reminds of a line from Caddyshack that makes me think you would offer the natural pond. :fish:

     
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    Have a magical birthday!
     
  13. Aerin75

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    Wait a minute, wait a minute. I thought we weren't allowed in the West Wing! Oh wait, wrong castle.....
     
  14. SorcererHeidi

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    But that's the point, @Aerin75 - I WOULD let YOU in the West Wing, I kinda think you're OK. :o
     
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    And of course that means you too, @hertamaniac. Didn't mean to slight you! :)
     
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  16. hertamaniac

    hertamaniac Give me 95 degrees everyday

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    And I have to not only have a FP (tier 0), but also be on my best behavior? Talk about throwing down the gauntlet. :) OK, I'll have to earn my visit and run the tractor, pool/pond filtration and gator deterrent systems.
     
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    I saw that property on my FB feed and did some research. This always happens to me. I see an ad or article and I want more info on it. The picture I saw didn't even give me the number of bedrooms etc. It just tells about the Disney stuff inside. Two hours later I have sifted through all the stories etc. My first thought was I wonder who these people are to want so much Disney in their house. There were rumors that the house was built by Mary Blair. Does anyone remember what her role at Disney was??

    Anyways this might be interesting. Check out the comment section. http://www.disneyeveryday.com/blair-family-hidden-mickey-mouse-mansion-in-palm-bay-florida/

    I was surprised tonight that this is not the only house in the area that is decked out in Disney. https://www.today.com/home/disney-themed-house-windermere-florida-has-be-seen-t127216
     
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  18. SorcererHeidi

    SorcererHeidi Sorcerer please cast forever love spell for me

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    Wow - that house has a LOT going on! And I guess I've turned into an old "Get off my lawn" cihck, because all I could think, looking at that Christmas room was, "How much dust do all those plushes attract, and who wants to CLEAN all that?" :) That's why I cut WAY back on all my collectibles/plushes, etc. Just go to be too much to even THINK about cleaning around all the time.

    Interesting - thanx for sharing, @Alicenwonderment !
     
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  19. hertamaniac

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    Thanks for the links. What appeals to me is the architecture that incorporates Disney, not necessarily the merchandise/murals (although very impressive). Certainly, having a home custom built Disney centric limits the market, but perhaps that is a selling point to a certain clientele. The comments about the family and cost of upkeep makes me wonder if the maintenance costs are exorbitant and the owner(s) are trying to capitalize on a seller's market (especially in Florida).

    It does make me question if a buyer would "play possum" and take a position that they are not Disney fans, but are merely interested in the home location/size/amenities.
     
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  20. NC Belle

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    Thanks for the birthday wishes!

    No trick-or-treaters this year even with new kids in the neighborhood. We had bought candy for just in case, but it was what we like anyway. Many people go to town to the malls/stores/food venues or they go to trunk or treat events.

    We are moving within a month, but not a Disney theme home (local move for now...to make sure about job security is really best to stay local...plus it seems better way to move quicker if the right opportunity comes around. We are looking this week since we may have the closing on our house soon (lots of fine print to look over). He wants a short commute for now if he is doing days plus other factors.
     
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  21. SorcererHeidi

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    No trick or treaters here either. However, I did go to a town near me (used to live there) where the kids all come down the main street and trick or treat at the businesses downtown from 3-5, just to see all the costumes. Didn't even know who a lot of them were, but I saw a LOT of superheroes (Capt. America, Thor, Black Panther), Incredibles, Mickey and Minnie Mouses, and princesses. Also saw 2 of the REALLY tall, popular blow-up dinosaurs that loo REALLY hard to waddle in, but are incredibly cool/funny to see walking down the street. :) Glad I did it, it was fun.

    Had a friend who went to the Greenwich Village, NY parade for the first time last years, and also did it this year. She had lots of fun, but said since it was such a nice day this year, there were a LOT more people, and it was kind of overwhelming.
     
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