Someplace That's Else: The Meet Market
Posted May 22, 2012 @ 9:40 AM
I had a surprise visit from my bestie yesterday. Sadly, she's here for a colleagues funeral, but we had a nice day yesterday and got to watch 'The Avengers' finally. I now get to take her to my work with her wearing her Red Serge, and another friend of ours - a very good looking RCMP member - will be picking her up from my office. It's strange, but all Canadians still geek out over the RCMP dress uniform.
Posted May 22, 2012 @ 11:42 AM
****vibes to KPC and Trudi's companion and Erratic's bestie's colleagues family.****
Edited by romantic idiot, May 22, 2012 @ 11:42 AM.
Posted May 22, 2012 @ 4:22 PM
Don't hulk out KPC. That will result in expensive wardrobe replacement. I am sorry about the job though, and I will send you some good luck vibes.
Posted May 22, 2012 @ 4:38 PM
You know what's crazy? I live in the city closest to Canada's north (that isn't 'in' it), and people here look blankly at me when I mention Nunavut. Yes, it has only been an official territory of Canada since 1999, (before that it was part of the Northwest Territories), but it is the biggest chunk of Canada at 1,994,000 sq km (in comparison, Texas is 695,621 sq km). If I say that I lived in Nunavut, people think that I am talking about Inuvik - which is a small town in the NWT. If I say that I lived in Kugluktuk, Nunavut, they look blankly at me and tell me that I mean 'Tuktoyaktuk' - another small NWT town. So, don't worry about not knowing many references to that big-ass part of the World. If Canadians refuse to accept its existence, it probably doesn't actually exist.
I found a reference to Nunavut in Donovan Hohn's book Moby-Duck:
Sorry I forgot to add my warm cuddly vibes to Trudi_tru's pooch. Virtual treats!
Edited by Erratic, May 22, 2012 @ 4:45 PM.
Posted May 22, 2012 @ 8:13 PM
Sorry your role got cut KPC. And you can stop with the failure talk. It ain't so!
I had a great job lined up, and then my role got cut due to budget concerns. It would have made ALL the difference finically, and now I may have to look for temp office jobs- this makes me feel like an utter failure.
Burger talk ahead! I found out we're getting a Shake Shack not far from where I live! Yay! Mmm...burgers. I remember liking their burgers when I gobbled one down really fast at a NYC meetup. We recently also got a Smashburger here, which are one of my faves, so I will have to compare. Oh,and Bobby Flay has a burger place at the mall which I want to try one day too. He only has locations in NY,DC,MD and NJ. Anyone ever try them?
Haven't checked her FB but I know Lissie must be happy with her Devils win now that the series is tied. I think it's going to go down to a seventh game.
Posted May 22, 2012 @ 9:33 PM
I'm sitting outside SilverKid's high school, waiting for band practice to get out, and listening to them butcher the Imperial March. Isn't that a crime against humanity or something? If they play it like that at this week's pops concert, there will be a revolt and I'll beat somebody to death with one of the bleachers. A vague disclaimer is nobody's friend.
Speaking of a vague disclaimer, SilverFox and I watched The Initiative and the Bachelor Party and Pangs this week. I Will Rememebr You is tonight. Send Kleenex.
Posted May 23, 2012 @ 1:20 AM
I know the 'quake happened a few hundred kilometers from where you live, but did you feel a ripple or anything, like we did in New York last summer?
Nope. No ripples here. I gotta say, looking at hundreds years old buildings destroyed is pretty disheartening.
I bet that's something you'd never thought you'd do, huh Bol?
I'm sitting outside SilverKid's high school, waiting for band practice to get out
Was it the little guy that got hit?
Yes it was, which is odd since he's supposed to be street smart. I guess living at home made him less wary of dangers.
Thanks for the canine wishes.
Posted May 23, 2012 @ 1:27 AM
The way I have the windows on my laptop desktop set up, here at TWOP I can sometimes only see the comments, not the column with the names, but it doesn't matter since I can almost always know who's who just by how you self-express.
By the way, soon I'll be Chicago bound. We can post this at FB, but just want to be sure that at the least, some of us are up for meeting in town on the evening of Friday, June 1?
Posted May 23, 2012 @ 8:23 AM
Edited because it wasn't too late to correct this one.
Edited by romantic idiot, May 23, 2012 @ 8:24 AM.
Posted May 23, 2012 @ 6:36 PM
Friday is my regular day off, I have taken Saturday off and with the Monday holiday that means I have a 4 day weekend. I will try to take a least a part of that time to clean my house before it collapses under the weight of the mess I have allowed to accumulate. ( I figure if I put that in writing I might shame myself into actually doing it)
Trudi Tru, so happy the furry child was not seriously hurt.
cko have a great time in Chicago, I can't tell you how much I wish I was able to join you guys there.
Bol I love the image of you waiting outside of band practice doing the geeky critic thing. So glad things are working out so well for you,
Edited by dusky, May 23, 2012 @ 6:38 PM.
Posted May 23, 2012 @ 7:58 PM
My MRI results came back, guess I need surgery. No news there. If you're interested I posted details on my FB page, but I'm bored by it already.
MM vibes liberally sprinkled.
Posted May 24, 2012 @ 3:40 AM
I have officially hit Law & Order overload -- I dreamed last night I was involved with Det. Goren. It wasn't even a sex dream; it was more like a dating montage from an 80's movie. Weird. I decided to do a complete 180 and watched Albert Nobbs today. I'm pretty "meh" about it (Tootsie visits Downton Abbey, but holy cow, Janet McTeer was good! She was nominated for a Supporting Actress Oscar, but damned if I don't think she should have won.
Hey, there's a bazillion virtual dollars and/or a quiz topic on offer to anyone who can provide the first line pf the "Happy World of Haribou" candy jingle.
Posted May 24, 2012 @ 8:54 AM
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Posted May 24, 2012 @ 7:34 PM
Meanwhile, I have to get a shitton of dental work done. I need to get my wisdom teeth pulled, and then a root canal and a crown. Yay?! So today I go to the office for my consult---there's actually 2 guys, one will do the extractions and the other will do the root canal. Anyways, these 2 are FUCKING HOT. The first one's like the sensitive, quite type. The other one is just a handsome fucking man. Seriously, these 2 need their own TV show. Check this shit out. Click on Meet the Doctors. Damn.
Anyways, I am really just happy to be home. I watched the movie "One for the Money" the other night since I've always been a fan of that Stephanie Plum, but the movie was only okay.
Posted May 24, 2012 @ 8:25 PM
Also: Nice docs. :) The first one is cute, but the second one looks like he plays a doctor on TV. Call Shonda Rimes, stat!
Posted May 24, 2012 @ 8:45 PM
Yeah, the first one dentist was all cute and scholarly and sweet. The second one was just as handsome in real life. Seriously? Who looks like that?
Edited by neighbors, May 24, 2012 @ 8:47 PM.
Posted May 24, 2012 @ 10:22 PM
Posted May 24, 2012 @ 11:53 PM
Right there with ya Hostile16. McTeer's scenes with Close were the highpoints of the film. I'll email ya to chat more about the film ok? 'Cause I don't know anyone else who has seen it.
I decided to do a complete 180 and watched Albert Nobbs today. I'm pretty "meh" about it (Tootsie visits Downton Abbey, but holy cow, Janet McTeer was good! She was nominated for a Supporting Actress Oscar, but damned if I don't think she should have won.
I had the same trifecta done a few years back neighbors. But it was just one wisdom tooth.Still...not fun. Luckily that particular extraction was considered surgery so I had to pay zilch, which I was happily shocked about when the receptionist told me. Usually those suckers cost in the 500 - 600+ range. But it was deep in the gum or something like that and lots of sawing,pulling and such went on. Just load me up with novocaine,that's all I cared about.
I need to get my wisdom teeth pulled, and then a root canal and a crown. Yay?!
Good luck with all the dental work. Get lots of milkshakes afterwards!
BTW- I think the second doctor is cuter! He looks like some actor out there.
After work tomorrow, I'm taking my friend out to dinner(because I never gave her a birthday present back in April) so I thought hey, I'll just buy you a nice dinner for a present. Plus I get to eat too! We're going to PF Chang's. I've never been and always wanted to go. Hope it's good. Anyone recommend? The Moo Shu Chicken sounds good.
Have fun at the Chicago MM!
Edited by valny, May 24, 2012 @ 11:54 PM.
Posted May 25, 2012 @ 1:00 AM
Which is just my way of saying that I had my wisdom teeth out a few years ago, and it wasn't all that bad. :)
Posted May 25, 2012 @ 2:25 AM
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Posted May 25, 2012 @ 12:30 PM
We're going to PF Chang's. I've never been and always wanted to go. Hope it's good. Anyone recommend?
Not really our kind of place so I will give the advice we always give: draw a one-hour driving circle around your home, locate all Chinese restaurants within said circle, take a cruise-by looking for preferably holes-in-the-wall (neon can often signify this), after narrowing choices on the second round approach short-listed restaurants and look for the highest ratio of Asian to Caucasian. This has almost always resulted in good to great food for us.
Last night I you-tubed all of Donald Driver's dances on DWTS. Must say he had some decent tangos, waltzes, and a fun jive. Then I watched the season finale of Modern Family. Then I watched the premier of So You Think You Can Dance. The young gentleman who did the slow hip-hop/break-dance to semi-classical music and said it was a tribute to his friend who died in NY in 9/11 totally broke my heart.
Best of luck to Erratic and Neighbors with their various surgeries. And a good Memorial Weekend to all (even you non-U.S.ers.)
Edited by journeywoman, May 26, 2012 @ 4:02 PM.
Posted May 25, 2012 @ 1:06 PM
Nice to see you, Hostile.
Posted May 25, 2012 @ 7:35 PM
I'm off to Denver for the weekend. It is my nephew's birthday so that will be fun. I live in a "resort" town now, and it is fucking nuts here this weekend. A quick grocery run led to me sitting in traffic for forever. Leaving for this weekend sounds like a good idea.
Happy Memorial Day weekend to everyone!
Posted May 25, 2012 @ 9:09 PM
I had my wisdom teeth removed when I was 18. The two lower teeth were impacted, and the other two came in sideways. It was a no brainer, even though I looked like a chipmunk for a week or so. Seriously- I looked like I had stuff a million acorns into my cheeks. I am sure that you won't look like that- it doesn't sound like your teeth are impacted.
I hope the Chicago MM-con happens. And that neighbors, can make it. Having met the superb cko, you will have a fantabulous time.
So I've discovered kale chips. I'm not sure I *like* them, but they are spicy, and isn't kale supposed to be good for you? What do others think?
Everyone, have an awesome and amazing and muppetational Memorial Day.
Posted May 25, 2012 @ 9:11 PM
Took my friend out for dinner for her late b-day present and then went to a place where they have about 60 flavors of gelato. Stomach full. Oh my dad bought pizza for his dinner,so I couldn't pass up a slice, it's pizza for goodness sake!
Something weird happened before- I have an electric razor that I use sometimes, so after I used it I go to turn if off, the damn thing won't turn off! I pushed and pushed the button,knocked it against the desk hoping I'd jar something, but it's still all zzzzzzzzz. And it's fully charged so that thing is right beside me on my bed, still buzzing like crazy! I managed to open the spot where the on/off button mechanism is, and see if I could fool around in there, but nothing I did worked. It has a mind of it's own. It's so annoying! Shut uuuuuup! Oh dear lord, after about a half hour it's finally dying down now, it's on it's last slow paced buzzing. Farewell stupid razor. *waits* Damn, will you die already! This might take longer than I thought.
Have a great holiday weekend everyone!
Edited by valny, May 25, 2012 @ 9:13 PM.
Posted May 25, 2012 @ 9:29 PM
kpc throw out the kale chips and buy yourself an "electric razor" ;)
Posted May 25, 2012 @ 10:03 PM
Have fun at the Capone meet-up, all who are attending. Just remember, never bring a knife to a gun fight. Or, is it always bring a gun to a knife fight? Whatever it is, Sean Connery recommended it.