Canadian Buffoon's Sweet 16 Celebration - Update 01/17 - Falling In Love

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  1. pkondz

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

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    Nah. We haven't wanted to live there
    since we burned it down in 1814.

    Plus... um... No political commentary allowed...
    hmmm....

    There are other reasons why I don't want
    to live there right now.


    :rolleyes1

    You have wisdom! Experience!
    Can't risk that!


    ::yes::

    Winter.

    Every winter.


    The adjacent hotel was sold out.

    :laughing:
    I really was pleasantly surprised.

    Maybe bikers like to sleep in?

    ::yes::

    Read on, Macduff.

    :sad2: I'm a horrible parent.
    Taking my kid to two States via
    three different airlines
    so she can do all the things she wants.

    Awful!


    And it was from their own website.
    Not a third party seller.


    :laughing:
    You feel my pain.


    Well.... I'm a biker too, ya know.

    Technically...


    Would you trust your life
    to a decommissioned Russian boat???


    I knew I could count on you.

    I believe so.
    She was in a Polio hospital.
    Met lots of people who lived their lives
    in those iron lungs.


    Why yes... it was something like that.

    It was a very close thing.


    Very.


    :laughing:
    Welcome to the club!


    [​IMG]

    ::yes::
    I totally believe that. Scotty too, for that matter.

    Yeah. And the tour wasn't that much more.
    I think... maybe $30 each?

    At least it wasn't $100 each or something.


    I'm really looking forward to it!

    Accurate, too!

    But we'd already paid admission!
    We were virtual captives!


    Close.
    Verrrrry close.


    :lmao:

    Actually... I did think of it.
    But... those guys aren't swimming.
    They're just standing there.

    I might... if it wasn't too much.
    But it certainly doesn't compare to Epcot.


    Yup.
    Why I thought of it.


    Sorry. Didn't mean to krill you with puns there.

    :laughing:
    That would've been funny....
    and a ton of work!


    it was at her request, actually. :)

    Yep.
    Poor thing.
    No internet for hours!!!


    :goodvibes

    ::yes::

    It really was!

    You'll get there.
    It'll be a while....
    but you'll get there.


    I believe the slogan is:
    "Coke is it".


    but you were close.


    :rotfl:

    ::yes::
    Last chance coming up. Big points available.

    All noted!

    Standing by!
     
  2. pkondz

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

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    Nope...

    Oh yes she did!

    Actually, I was floored by her comment.


    Nah. I can be a real jerk too, sometimes.

    Nope.
    But it worked out,
    so not the worst that
    could've happened.


    :laughing:

    I'd write you!

    That's something I've been
    lucky enough to never do.

    <knock on wood>


    :laughing:
    Good luck!

    :lmao:

    Mum's the word!

    I kept staring at her shoes!!

    No Coke or Pepsi pipes?



    Disappointing.


    Ah!
    How about "water tight door" then. :)


    ::yes::

    [​IMG]

    I can't wait to see the next one!

    :laughing:
    Wish I could take credit for it. :)

    It's not that so much as when
    the world is you oyster,
    you tend to clam up a bit.


    I did know that.
    Well... define "neck o' the woods".
    You're in Richmond?

    I did know you were close, though. :)


    :laughing: ::yes::

    Thanks!

    All noted!

    Got it!
     
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  4. pkondz

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

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    Other than a few bumps
    here and there, it was!


    I don't know if we'd see
    much more of it.

    And.... by then we were
    pretty much done, anyways.


    :) Thanks!

    It was, wasn't it? :)
    I'm glad I spotted them
    and realized what was
    just about to happen.


    I was really excited
    to see Walt in there. :)


    And... where's the ladder????

    I know, right?
    I never would've thought
    that would happen.


    All noted!

    Got it!
     
  5. pkondz

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

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    Wait... what does Jim do?
    I don't think you've ever mentioned it.
    At least I don't recall.


    Toasty!

    20's isn't bad... but not with a wind.


    ::yes::

    I do see!
    And that's okay! :)


    Awww... yeah.
    The going back to work part sucks.
    But it sounds like you had a really
    nice time over the holidays.


    Same to you and yours, Tammie!
     
  6. Canadian Harmony

    Canadian Harmony DIS Veteran

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    PERFECT!!




    I’m on the island, but Richmond is close enough for people who don’t know BC geography well.
     
  7. pkondz

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

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    Phew!

    Was there last summer.
    The island I mean.
    Got lost, a bit, too. :blush:

    Didn't see you, though.
    You must've zigged when I zagged.


    :rolleyes2
     
  8. Steppesister

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    Uh huh. Sure ya were.


    Prevail... get rejected.... prevail... get rejected.... prevail....

    No. Get rejected.

    Yes, there are. I've even met a few.

    That's actually really interesting stuff.

    Whenever I see those words, a certain feeling of dread enters my heart.

    You are a FAR, FAR better human than me.

    It is precisely then that I would turn on my heels, walk away, hope she followed, and go back to the hotel. Drop her off, and make tracks for the nearest Disney park- without her. That's not ok.

    No. Not really.

    See ^

    All but Heston.

    That's a cool tie-in!

    The same way the folks in the picture below it do- a ladder. (See the clips for the ladder there?)

    Anything with that many legs cannot be trusted. Ever.

    har.

    Nice!!!

    Bam!!!

    :dancer::dancer::dancer:

    Umm, pretty sure *I* asked you.

    I'm quite certain Alison said, "I'll drink it!"

    There are plenty of dorkish photos of us on my thread. ;)

    PM coming.
     
  9. pkondz

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

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    Well... apparently.... not.

    :sad2:

    I find that most people are, actually. :)

    I had no idea the founder was Canadian.
    Or that the two lines were separate at first.


    ::yes::

    You can't hide that kind of foreshadowing.

    Nope.
    Doubt that.

    A lot.


    I can put up with a lot.
    I have put up with a lot.


    :goodvibes

    You didn't recognize him from the photo, you mean?
    You do know of him, though, right?


    ::yes::
    I was really excited to see his photo
    and to read that placard.


    But.... where is it?????

    :lmao:

    I got a million of 'em.

    All worse than that one.


    Thanks! :)

    Could be!
    You're regretting that now,
    aren't you!


    ::yes:: I won't argue with you there!

    :laughing:

    All noted!

    Got it!
     
  10. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    I did not know that!

    You drove from the Annabella to the Garden Walk? :rotfl2: You can call yourself an official honorary Southern Californian! :lmao:

    Of course.

    I've done both of them. The Haunted one was a little bit cheesy towards the end when they tried to make you think the boiler room was going to blow and we were all going to die, but both were interesting.

    If you have told me your plans, I could have told you that you can buy tickets same day. I would have even given you a coupon from my Entertainment Book!

    O. M. G. :faint:

    That one has got a mouth on her!

    Smack her!

    The bar was off limits to guests? :confused3 I thought they made some good money in there!

    I have not toured that one.

    I don't think it was part of either restaurant. Sir Winston's is upstairs and is much more elegant than that. It could have been overflow dining for Chelsea, that's on the main level where you showed the tour area. On Sundays they offer a sumptuous brunch in the Grand Salon. I haven't been in years, and Holy Crap I just checked out the pricing and it's $59.95 per person now! When we would go it was like $25-30pp and we used a BOGO!

    Isn't it a nice looking city? :goodvibes

    For the love of......

    Ichi
    Ni
    San
    Shi
    Go
    Roku
    Shichi
    Hachi
    Kyuu
    Juu

    Learned that in 4th grade when we had Japanese exchange students staying with us. I can say about three more phrases and that ends my conversational Japanese.

    Well without reading the captions I found Alfred Hitchcock and Lou Costello's faces familiar, but when I tried to identify who there were, I got the names wrong. I'm not a big celebrity type of person and once I read the captions I could see who they were, but I don't usually recognize any stars except for chefs.

    :lmao: The answers to that statement might have been discovered on the Historical tour! :rotfl2:

    That's funny! I don't even know where that fountain is. :laughing:

    I seem to remember you mentioning something about lackluster Clam Chowder.....

    True story....The Aquarium of the Pacific opened around the same time that I moved to Long Beach. That was about the same time Fran came down with Rheumatoid Arthritis, so it took me a while to finally get to the place. I ended up going with one of my friends from College (that I don't see much any more). And it was in front of the tank with these critters that we both said, "Hey! You would look good on my plate with a side of drawn butter!" The mother's chaperoning a school group, gave us the worse stink eye and the kids were mortified. :rotfl2:

    We came back home to see Fran and explained how hungry for seafood that we were. It turns out a new restaurant had just opened in Long Beach and she suggested that we try out the Crab Pot! :laughing:

    Yup that was all over the news a while back.

    :sad2:

    Those are pretty cool. That exhibit was new when I went there.

    Heaven Forbid.

    ::yes:: We told you that you were welcome to come with.

    Liesa was PMing you when Fran and I got there.

    A Margarita.

    Well not too promptly because you can see it in front of you as we are stoking the flames of Liesa's drink.

    [​IMG]


    ::yes::

    Ugh, I'm slipping.

    Yes. At least I hope so.

    That she no longer gets car sick.

    Since A and D are not really that great of options, I'm going to say La Brea Tar Pits because you told me before the trip you wanted to go to the Santa Monica Pier.

    Three hours

    11:30AM

    Vancouver

    2-3 hours

    10:30PM
     
  11. Canadian Harmony

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    We do a lot of camping, but lemme know next time you're here and we can get together for drinks. There are a lot of wineries up in my area... just sayin'. :drinking1
     
  12. Terra Nova guy

    Terra Nova guy DIS Dad #811 Newfoundland, Canada

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    ::yes::
    formal chicken army, now is it?

    :laughing: well, at least it works anyway!

    Not really. Then there's water on my keyboard, I have to mop it up, too much hassle...

    Teenagers. Let me just say I feel your pain and leave it there.

    Very cool!

    Sounds great. I must admit I am not a racing fan. But I appreciate that trip must be a highlight for someone who does enjoy it.

    I never trust them. All mussels, no brains.

    Ahem...bonus points for the best seafood pun?...to anyone? :rolleyes1
    I can see the need for that. I try to plan a couple half days off during our Disney weeks now. It's just too much. Can't go commando style for long.

    It borders on child abuse these days.

    A definitive reason why I need to go to traders Sam's someday. I do drink rum, almost exclusively. And rum cocktails are a favourite of mine.

    1. a
    2. a
    3. b
    4. d
    5. b
    6. a
    7. c
    8. c
     
  13. pkondz

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

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    Really!
    Well... it's not a dealership.
    Just a store.

    Still.... counts.


    :laughing:
    I would have walked,
    but I was pressed for time.
    It was zoom over there.
    (Then find the flippin' place.)
    Run in, grab a chip and a shirt.
    Run out.
    Zoom back to the hotel.

    Round trip was maybe 15 minutes?


    That's just stupid.
    You don't need silly theatrics
    to make a tour interesting.

    I would've been annoyed.


    Now you tell me!

    ;)

    :rolleyes2

    She is a good kid...
    But there are times.................


    :laughing:

    Well... actually...
    there was this one time...


    It was just too early, I think.
    Not open yet.
    Looked like they were getting ready.


    That makes two of us.

    For $60/person, it better
    be spectacular!


    ::yes::

    yup.

    I learned it when I took Karate lessons
    for a couple of months...
    oh about 30 years ago.

    Pro tip. Don't take lessons
    from a young barely adult male.

    The testosterone is way too high.
    and the self control is way too low.

    Bruised lungs are not fun.

    But I only remembered it up to six.


    Interesting that it was those two.
    And surely you recognized Disney.


    :laughing:

    I see it every year on TV...
    And now I know exactly where it is.


    How do you remember that?!?!?

    And yes! That's what I had!


    :lmao:

    Perfect!

    You should go again.
    Maybe in a few months.


    ::yes::

    You're welcome!

    It was new when we went too.
    At least neither of us
    had seen it before.


    Yup.
    Either that or put up with
    whining/pouty texts all night.


    That's who I was whining/pouting to.

    Ah! Thanks!

    Notice it's still full.

    Better get 'em all right!

    Noted.

    And got your PM!
     
  14. pkondz

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

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    Okay!
    I don't get out that way
    very often, but if I do...

    I'll give you enough warning
    so you can conveniently
    go camping again.



    :lmao:
     
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  15. pkondz

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

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    Make it so!

    It does!
    First pack of PEZ is..
    well, in me.


    True.
    Good thing I didn't, then.


    :rolleyes1

    I know, right?

    That's okay.
    I totally get that not everyone is.
    But for me... yeah, it's gonna be great!


    Nice one. ::yes::

    Nice try. ::yes::


    And... no.


    I typically go for just 4-5 days.
    So commando style is kinda a must.


    :sad2:

    Then you'd love it.
    Strongly recommend.


    All noted!

    Got your PM, too.
     
  16. MeghanEmily

    MeghanEmily DIS Veteran

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    NOOOOOOOO!!

    NOOOOOOO!!!!

    Well, I mean it obviously wouldn't have been a fatal fall or anything...since you're still here to write this report...so I mean it would have made for a good story... :P

    No, I'm glad you stayed safe and dry. I guess.

    Really?? That's cool!

    Marvin!

    And also Walt. Obviously.

    And even a couple of others. So I'm fairly impressed with myself.

    Awesome!! That's exciting!

    I think I would like to have this shirt maybe I think. I love them all. Particularly fond of Death Floof.

    1. B (and a little bit of C also)
    2. C
    3. B
    4. B
    5. C
    6. B
    7. B
    8. D
     
  17. MeghanEmily

    MeghanEmily DIS Veteran

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    Ooh, and I forgot to quote this one:

    I dunno, that crab had a pretty trustworthy face. I'm fairly trusting of crustaceans. It's myriapoda that I can't seem to trust.
     
  18. juniorbugman

    juniorbugman <font color=blue>New car vs another cruise?? THAT

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    No we would have really missed you here.

    I recognized most of them but missed a few until I read their names and went oh is that what they looked like in their younger days.
    I really thought the one of Lou Costello was Jim Nabors.


    I think they hide the ladder so either nobody trips over it or somebody doesn't move it around.

    I too have been watching the race for many years.

    I have only made it to Toronto and Indy 500 but I did get to see the track location in Brisbane Australia. Didn't attend the race but did buy the souvenirs.
    We even saw the Champ Car race circuit in Las Vegas but again didn't go to the race and it was cancelled after the one and only race held there.
    Fremont Street
    In July 2006, the Las Vegas City Council approved a 2.44-mile (3.93 km), 14-turn, counterclockwise street circuit in Downtown Las Vegas area near the Fremont Street Experience. Champ Car held their first event on Easter Sunday, April 8, 2007. The race was titled the Vegas Grand Prix. The course was generally liked by competitors and fans. With the dissolution of the Champ Car World Series in 2008, the event was cancelled after only one running.

    Don't trust them because they never come out of their shells.

     
  19. juniorbugman

    juniorbugman <font color=blue>New car vs another cruise?? THAT

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    It was the concert shown on TV after the bombing. They showed the entire 3 hour concert on CTV.
     
  20. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    I think I missed an opportunity for bonus points so I hope you will grant me back in. I really don't care if you fell off or not since I know you didn't. You lived to have drinks with us that day so just count me in for these bonus points. Please?
     
  21. pkondz

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

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    Yes.

    Sigh...


    Batting 1,000 today.

    :laughing:
    It would have!

    :) Thanks!

    ::yes::

    That ship ain't goin' nowhere.

    :lmao:

    Can't wait!


    Ah, yes...
    Living in Churchill gives you
    a whole other perspective on them.


    Noted!

    Got your PM, too!
     

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