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locachica73
09-08-2010, 09:21 AM
I have only been there once, and it was pretty recent. I didn't mind the bar at all. I didn't notice a smell. I did notice there were a lot more men there than women but that is always the case at all bars you go to... Unless it's ladies night which usually sucks no matter where you are.

faxman75
09-08-2010, 09:33 AM
The place is just awkward to me. its definitly a 3:1 ratio male to female. Its got this vibe of we are all soooo hipster we only talk about music you have never heard... If you have heard of it then we dont like it. Its the , we are cool because everything we like is obscure, standpoint. We all wear a different color flannel and put our keys on our belt loops. Its also pretty obvious that the cool new thing in that community is to not shower. The body stench coming from that place is on a whole new level.

Didn't you just describe the grunge scene of the early to mid 90's?

Gribbz
09-08-2010, 10:12 AM
Bought my Pixies ticket... finally.

EDIT: Also, if Arizona doesn't get a Leonard Cohen date I say we road trip it to Vegas December 11th.

faxman75
09-08-2010, 10:51 AM
I've decided on the Hawaii date for Cohen. That's going to be incredible. Arizona won't get a date from what I can tell. I would do Vegas but i'll be there 2 weeks prior and have I ever been to Hawaii? Nope.

Here's the article.

http://in.reuters.com/article/idINIndia-51337220100907

Alligator Bogaloo
09-08-2010, 10:53 AM
Leonard Cohen

12-04 Honolulu, HI - Blaisdell Concert Hall
12-08 Portland, OR - Rose Quarter Theatre of the Clouds
12-10 Las Vegas, NV - The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
12-11 Las Vegas, NV - The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Damn, when I saw this I wanted to go to one of the Vegas shows but I'm already planning to be at Disneyland that weekend.

westcoastpirate
09-08-2010, 10:54 AM
The place is just awkward to me. its definitly a 3:1 ratio male to female. Its got this vibe of we are all soooo hipster we only talk about music you have never heard... If you have heard of it then we dont like it. Its the , we are cool because everything we like is obscure, standpoint. We all wear a different color flannel and put our keys on our belt loops. Its also pretty obvious that the cool new thing in that community is to not shower. The body stench coming from that place is on a whole new level.

I'm with you Nacho, the crew that hangs there is the most unfriendly bar crowd I have experienced in AZ. I only go there if a friend or crew wants to go there, but I try to talk them out of it before we go.

chairmenmeow47
09-08-2010, 10:56 AM
i like casey moore's as a venue. that whole area is pretty. i also like that they have darts. but i've always gotten shitty service there and am not into the food. i think most people at bar's are kinda douchey though. there aren't many places i've been to though where people want to talk to people they don't know. when i go to bars, i'm generally with friends and am not trying to meet new people, so i must not notice this shit as much.

Mr. Dylanja
09-08-2010, 11:01 AM
I've decided on the Hawaii date for Cohen.

You're finally gonna get laid.

locachica73
09-08-2010, 11:01 AM
All of my favorite bars are little hole in the wall places that I went to alone once when I needed to escape the kids, I would belly up to the bar and make friends with the bartenders, usually get a free drink from one of the regulars that is happy to see a new face... Those are the best bars, they usually have a sign over the door that say "COCKTAILS".

Alligator Bogaloo
09-08-2010, 10:29 PM
Happy New Year!!! Blow that muthafuckin' shofar and pass the apples and honey!!!!!

downingthief
09-08-2010, 10:57 PM
L'chaim!

Mr. Dylanja
09-09-2010, 10:10 AM
Is anybody, other than Marc, going to Fall Frenzy next Saturday?

locachica73
09-09-2010, 10:13 AM
I was considering taking my daughter but am now on the fence. I might just buy a ticket for her and her boyfriend so I don't have to go.

sin213
09-09-2010, 10:15 AM
Is anybody, other than Marc, going to Fall Frenzy next Saturday?

i think dave and i will be going...

Mr. Dylanja
09-09-2010, 10:18 AM
i think dave and i will be going...

Tell me something I didn't know all along ;)

sin213
09-09-2010, 10:34 AM
hey, you only said "other than marc"

just trying to keep your information up to date and accurate. ;)

M Sparks
09-09-2010, 01:45 PM
There's actually very little chance that I am going. I'll still be at work when Devo goes on.

What year is it now, Micah? I know you are way ahead of us. Do you have flying cars yet?

Alligator Bogaloo
09-09-2010, 02:01 PM
What year is it now, Micah? I know you are way ahead of us. Do you have flying cars yet?

It's 5771! Let's get blitzed!

locachica73
09-09-2010, 03:01 PM
Nick's mommy is coming to town this weekend, which means he can't hang out with me, which also means it's a perfect opportunity for me to do something other than hang out at peppers with the same fucking people I see all the time. I would love to meet up with some of you for some drinking/conversation if you are available.

Mr. Dylanja
09-09-2010, 03:07 PM
Did you get Nick a jersey for his birthday and/or football tickets?

/hi-jack

chairmenmeow47
09-09-2010, 03:09 PM
i'll text you if i end up playing pool with some friends saturday. i'm going to a fark party first though and hiking sunday.

locachica73
09-09-2010, 03:11 PM
Did you get Nick a jersey for his birthday and/or football tickets?

/hi-jack

No, I bought him the Sunday Ticket, which apparently makes me awesome!!! This works out better for me too though. :)


i'll text you if i end up playing pool with some friends saturday. i'm going to a fark party first though and hiking sunday.

Very cool, let me know. I am always down to play some pool. :)

Mr. Dylanja
09-09-2010, 03:13 PM
<--- jealous of Sunday ticket. He'll get to watch EVERY Giants game, nice work!


Careful, Ivysaur, Loca is a hustla on the felt, whether poker or pool tables.

locachica73
09-09-2010, 03:16 PM
He liked that option better, he said the only way he wants to go to the cardinals stadium is if we have pretty decent tickets because he knows I will freak being way high up in the stands surrounded by a million people. I am still thinking I might get him and I tickets to an ASU game though, just so I can experience a live game and maybe get the football fever. :)

I lost some of my pool game with the 3 months of leg recovery. But it is slowly coming back, with the right mix of beer and smoke. There is a fine line though that must be reached prior to shooting.

TomAz
09-09-2010, 03:50 PM
Nick's mommy

...

chairmenmeow47
09-09-2010, 03:50 PM
i was the 13 year old hustler at great skate, but my skills haven't been so great the past few years as i hardly play anymore. i've been teaching the new boy 9-ball. what kind of man doesn't know how to play fucking 9-ball?!

faxman75
09-09-2010, 04:08 PM
The Hustler is a great fucking movie.

I used to play 8 ball and 9 ball. I was a douchebag with my own cheap ass shitty stick back in the 90's. Nothing better than walking into the bowling alley and into the pool room and opening up your case to unleash your $20 pool stick. So cool.

locachica73
09-09-2010, 04:14 PM
...

LOL did you pick up on the angry sarcasm with those two little words?


i was the 13 year old hustler at great skate, but my skills haven't been so great the past few years as i hardly play anymore. i've been teaching the new boy 9-ball. what kind of man doesn't know how to play fucking 9-ball?!

I haven't played 9-ball really, maybe when I was a teen hanging out at the golden 8ball... SCARY!!!! but I have been wanting to try it, I know the general rules, just everyone I know plays 8-ball. Nick and I have been talking about joining a couples league at some point, I think it would be fun, and something different.

TheClares
09-09-2010, 04:52 PM
Is anybody, other than Marc, going to Fall Frenzy next Saturday?

Kim and I have tickets, and will likely show up sometime before Devo goes on.

TomAz
09-09-2010, 04:53 PM
LOL did you pick up on the angry sarcasm with those two little words?


You're angry because a son wants to spend time with his mother, who is visiting him from out of town?

locachica73
09-09-2010, 04:56 PM
You're angry because a son wants to spend time with his mother, who is visiting him from out of town?

Not at all, I am angry because we have dated a year and a half and he still isn't ready to even offer up the invitation to meet her, she comes to town at least once a month and he has to spend the whole weekend at home with his mom. Which would totally be cool if he actually cared enough to ask me to come over for dinner or something.

amyzzz
09-09-2010, 05:00 PM
Well, that sucks, Audra.

downingthief
09-10-2010, 12:34 PM
Anything going on tonight?

locachica73
09-10-2010, 12:38 PM
I am meeting some of my girlfriends for drinks and stuff on the north side if anyone is out that way.

downingthief
09-10-2010, 12:40 PM
What do you consider north side? This town is a sprawling mess.

locachica73
09-10-2010, 12:42 PM
We are starting at 16th street and bell and hopefully somewhere else after that. But chances are we will stay there because the drinks are cheap and stiff. Yep, priorities.

M Sparks
09-10-2010, 12:42 PM
I'll answer for her since she invited me too...she hangs out WAY up on Bell Rd. Wouldn't be that far for you on the 101.

M Sparks
09-10-2010, 12:42 PM
Jinx

captncrzy
09-10-2010, 01:30 PM
We are starting at 16th street and bell and hopefully somewhere else after that. But chances are we will stay there because the drinks are cheap and stiff. Yep, priorities.

Head a couple more miles east and a mile or two south and you'll hit the Dubliner. Translation=38th st/Thunderbird.

It looks like Tony Cummins will be performing there on September 24 or 25; we should all try to make it out for that. He's a crazy Irish drunken folk singer; he goes on around 9 and by 11, people are taking their clothes off, dancing on tables, throwing shit at the stage. It's fantastic.

locachica73
09-10-2010, 01:44 PM
That sounds like fun, I actually like the dubliner, been there a few times. I will put that past the girls. Ugh, now I want some irish bar food.

NachoCat
09-10-2010, 02:23 PM
Fun fact: I have been kicked out of the Dubliner 3 times.

chairmenmeow47
09-10-2010, 02:24 PM
fun fact: i'm starting to think jen is a member of the IRA.

Mr. Dylanja
09-10-2010, 02:27 PM
Fun fact: I live right by Rosie McCaffrey's.

locachica73
09-10-2010, 02:28 PM
Fun fact: Now we can stalk D!!! (sorry, I felt a need to join in the fact finding)

Mr. Dylanja
09-10-2010, 02:30 PM
I'm just saying, I'm much less likely to flake for future centralized meet ups.

locachica73
09-10-2010, 02:31 PM
I actually really like that bar, I use to go to work happy hours there regularly. That means you are by sun up brewery too right? Kinda.... We may have to plan a happy hour soon then. I haven't seen you since.... ummm did I even see you at coachella?

Mr. Dylanja
09-10-2010, 02:35 PM
Ha! Whatdya know, I sure am close to it and never even knew it existed, how is it?

I think the last time we saw eachother is when I bumped into you and Nick at Pepper's during some UFC Fights.

locachica73
09-10-2010, 02:38 PM
It is pretty good, great beer and food. I like the little patio, although I haven't been there in about a year. I recommend the vanilla porter. YUM

Mr. Dylanja
09-10-2010, 02:41 PM
Wow, I was just looking at that particular beer and the honey hot wings, sounds like a delicious combo. I might have to check it out this weekend.

locachica73
09-10-2010, 02:44 PM
I am pretty sure they do half price appetizers for happy hour and $1 off beers or something. My sister and I have met there a few times. OK Now I am hungry and thirsty!!! DAMNIT

westcoastpirate
09-10-2010, 02:54 PM
Head a couple more miles east and a mile or two south and you'll hit the Dubliner. Translation=38th st/Thunderbird.

It looks like Tony Cummins will be performing there on September 24 or 25; we should all try to make it out for that. He's a crazy Irish drunken folk singer; he goes on around 9 and by 11, people are taking their clothes off, dancing on tables, throwing shit at the stage. It's fantastic.

Fun fact; the 24th is the Pixies and the 25th is RATATAT.


Fun fact: I live right by Rosie McCaffrey's.

Fun fact; I've been kicked out of this bar multiple times, but they still let me come back. You should also check out Padre's just east of Rosie's.

westcoastpirate
09-10-2010, 02:56 PM
Dylan, you live in my old stomping grounds before I got married. I have multiple friends that live still live in that neighborhood so I spend a lot of time around 16th St and Camelback. You should check out the new Vig near 16th St just north of Bethany Home Rd. It's rad, and Tom Chambers was chillin' there. My little sis went to the Vig last Saturday and Tom Chambers was there too. I think it is one of his favorite hangouts.

amyzzz
09-10-2010, 02:56 PM
Fun fact; the 24th is the Pixies and the 25th is RATATAT.

yep yep!

Mr. Dylanja
09-10-2010, 03:00 PM
You should also check out Padre's just east of Rosie's.

Would you mind telling me a little bit more about this place? I only seem to notice it at night, when the sign is lit.

chairmenmeow47
09-10-2010, 03:01 PM
the 25th is also the BLACK FUCKING KEYS in san diego :)

I.F.A.
09-10-2010, 03:01 PM
the 25th is also the BLACK FUCKING KEYS in san diego :)

!!!!!!!!!!

Mr. Dylanja
09-10-2010, 03:04 PM
Dylan, you live in my old stomping grounds before I got married. I have multiple friends that live still live in that neighborhood so I spend a lot of time around 16th St and Camelback. You should check out the new Vig near 16th St just north of Bethany Home Rd. It's rad, and Tom Chambers was chillin' there. My little sis went to the Vig last Saturday and Tom Chambers was there too. I think it is one of his favorite hangouts.

I know, I remember you recommending this area almost a year ago before the last time I moved. Well, that stint is over and I moved again, and I must say, this is by far my favorite location yet.

Mr. Dylanja
09-10-2010, 03:05 PM
the 25th is also the BLACK FUCKING KEYS in san diego :)


!!!!!!!!!!

Idk what you guys are excited for, it's gonna be jus' the same ol' thang.

westcoastpirate
09-10-2010, 03:07 PM
Padre's is a Latin bar/resturant with a great happy hour, cute servers, and way cool owners and staff. Mean mojitos from scratch, killer tequila list, Latin bands playing on Friday and Saturday nights. Take a walk in there sometime.

http://www.padresmexican.com/index.php

chairmenmeow47
09-10-2010, 03:07 PM
no matter how much love we try to bring?

downingthief
09-10-2010, 03:12 PM
All these bars and places to go...now I don't know what to do tonight!

captncrzy
09-10-2010, 03:14 PM
Fact: Tony Cummins > RATATAT > Black Keys.

M Sparks
09-10-2010, 03:14 PM
I WANT A SUNUP VANILLA PORTER! Sooooo good.

Lickity Spit will be in town for her birthday and I believe Ratatat may be on the agenda, Tomas.

EDIT- 9500th post. So sad...

westcoastpirate
09-10-2010, 03:17 PM
EDIT- 9500th post. So sad...

So sad...or so RAD!

locachica73
09-10-2010, 03:18 PM
OK we need a happy hour day picked out to go to Sun Up Brewery. I want a Vanilla Porter TOOOOOO!!!!!

I am right behind you on post count Marc. Eek.

captncrzy
09-10-2010, 03:19 PM
Fuck, RATATAT is $23 plus fees and in shitballs Scottsdale.

westcoastpirate
09-10-2010, 03:22 PM
Fuck, RATATAT is $23 plus fees and in shitballs Scottsdale.

Already got my tickets and a babysitter.

I.F.A.
09-10-2010, 03:22 PM
I saw RATATATAT open for Daft Punk in LA in 07. I was thoroughly unimpressed.

captncrzy
09-10-2010, 03:23 PM
Already got my tickets and a babysitter.

Can't swing it. I need that money for your dinner.

higgybaby23
09-10-2010, 03:25 PM
I love Ratatat, but $23 plus fees? Who do these guys think they are? I know it's not the 1990's anymore, but I saw Nirvana at the height of their career for twenty bucks. Either these bands need a reality check or I need to accept shows are just going to be inappropriately expensive.

Mr. Dylanja
09-10-2010, 03:41 PM
I saw RATATATAT open for Daft Punk in LA in 07. I was thoroughly unimpressed.

*James Murphy voice* I was there! You didn't see the poster did you? Also, I too was unimpressed.

Alligator Bogaloo
09-10-2010, 03:41 PM
I think I might go see "The American" at the movies tonight. There isn't much else out that looks good or that I haven't seen already.

They gave me balloons at work today. It's my 4 year anniversary at Wells Fargo. My division keeps getting smaller and smaller because of downsizing but I'm still here.

Mr. Dylanja
09-10-2010, 03:42 PM
Have you seen Machete?

Alligator Bogaloo
09-10-2010, 03:44 PM
Not yet, I think I'll save that one for the $3 theater or netflix.

amyzzz
09-10-2010, 03:45 PM
Ratatat was awesome at Coachella 07; somewhat lackluster at Daft Punk LA. Kinda lackluster opening for Bjork in Vegas too. Hmm.

Mr. Dylanja
09-10-2010, 03:46 PM
Your never lack luster, zzzizzzy.

I.F.A.
09-10-2010, 03:47 PM
*James Murphy voice* I was there! You didn't see the poster did you? Also, I too was unimpressed.

Ha! No I didn't see the poster. That whole show was a bit of a letdown, actually. I was so hyped up to see them again after Coachella, and I dunno, it seemed like an off night for them or something.

westcoastpirate
09-10-2010, 03:48 PM
I saw RATATAT in Tucson at Club Congress in 2008 and they burned the house down.

I.F.A.
09-10-2010, 03:48 PM
They gave me balloons at work today. It's my 4 year anniversary at Wells Fargo. My division keeps getting smaller and smaller because of downsizing but I'm still here.

Happy workiversary! My 3 year mark is next week...

amyzzz
09-10-2010, 03:53 PM
I saw RATATAT in Tucson at Club Congress in 2008 and they burned the house down.
Maybe they're better in a small club setting (or a small Coachella tent) as oppsed to a big arena....which tips the scale back to maybe.

westcoastpirate
09-10-2010, 04:00 PM
Maybe they're better in a small club setting (or a small Coachella tent) as oppsed to a big arena....which tips the scale back to maybe.

I would say this statement is true for most but not all bands.

downingthief
09-10-2010, 04:27 PM
Ok, so where are people headed tonight. A lot was bantered about, but I didn't see a solidified choice. Working from home can have it's drawbacks...I need to get out and see the world!

Mr. Dylanja
09-10-2010, 04:31 PM
Well, that's my other problem, I usually can't meet up until 10ish. I could probably make it out earlier tonight if you want to grab a drink at one of the centralized locations that've been discussed, Sean. Although, like you said, from the looks of it nobody has anything concrete going on, IMPROMPTU CENTRAL PHOENIX MEET UP!

M Sparks
09-10-2010, 04:58 PM
I now have no plans until possibly later, will probably try to go someplace for a bit. Maybe up to see Audra after all.

downingthief
09-10-2010, 04:58 PM
But, where will Audra be?

downingthief
09-10-2010, 04:59 PM
Well, that's my other problem, I usually can't meet up until 10ish. I could probably make it out earlier tonight if you want to grab a drink at one of the centralized locations that've been discussed, Sean. Although, like you said, from the looks of it nobody has anything concrete going on, IMPROMPTU CENTRAL PHOENIX MEET UP!

This might work, as well. Only thing I have is I am dogsitting, and I can't leave them alone in my condo for too long. Was hoping to meet up for something happy hourish.

Mr. Dylanja
09-11-2010, 02:17 AM
<---- first time appearances at Sun Up and The Swizzle Inn tonight. SUN UP WAS OUT OF THEIR VANILLA PORTER!!!!! The wings were good but that place had zero atmosphere whatsoever. The Swizzle Inn was great, reminded me of Ammacappanes (sp) up in north Phoenix which i use to frequent. Cheap stiff drinks with plenty of out of the hunt cougars waiting for wounded prey to stumble into their lap.

westcoastpirate
09-11-2010, 09:43 AM
The Swizzle Inn is the shit! Great jukebox!

Gribbz
09-11-2010, 10:36 AM
I might stay an extra day for Ratatat. But yeah, when did they get that big?

Somewhat Damaged
09-11-2010, 12:18 PM
I liked Ratatat when I saw them open for Daft Punk in '07, enough to purchase Classics afterward. Maybe it was 'cause I was ~10 feet away from them?

higgybaby23
09-11-2010, 05:34 PM
I saw RATATATAT open for Daft Punk in LA in 07. I was thoroughly unimpressed.


I saw RATATAT in Tucson at Club Congress in 2008 and they burned the house down.

I was at both these shows and agree with both of these statements.

Their sound seemed weak and lost in the Sports Arena, where as the CC show rocked and entertained me beyond expectation.

Mr. Dylanja
09-12-2010, 05:20 PM
Rokerij happy hour might be the best in town. This belongs in the thread i thought of but have yet to create.

chairmenmeow47
09-13-2010, 04:11 PM
make the damned thread so i can rave about teakwood's pretzel sticks. i've been fantasizing ever since i had them. in fact, that may be my dinner tonight.

in fact, fuck it, here you go: Dylan-Dylan-Dylan's AZ Restaurant Thread (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1860089#post1860089)

westcoastpirate
09-13-2010, 05:14 PM
Radical!

Gribbz
09-13-2010, 05:38 PM
Since you guys don't frequent the Tucson Concert Awareness thread...


Rialto might file for Ch. 11 this week



The Rialto Theatre Foundation could file for bankruptcy protection as soon as this week as a way to head off eviction by the new Rio Nuevo Board.

The new board, which took over the Rialto and all of Rio Nuevo in March, put the Rialto on notice nearly two months ago that it was in default of the intergovernmental agreement between the Rialto, Rio Nuevo and the city of Tucson for not paying its bills.

The Rialto had 60 days to remedy the default, which Rio Nuevo says is about $200,000 in back rent and another $60,000 in facility restoration it says the Rialto has failed to do. The notice included the threat of eviction. Jeannine Mortimer, one of Rio Nuevo's lawyers, said the district board calculates that the 60-day period ends Saturday.

The Rialto Board will meet today to discuss how it will move forward, and it's possible the foundation could declare bankruptcy to stave off eviction.

Doug Biggers, the Rialto's executive director, declined to talk about the negotiations, although he acknowledged that the Rialto Foundation has discussed bankruptcy as a way to ward off eviction.

Michael Crawford, president of the board of the Rialto Theatre Foundation, said a final decision will be made this week. He said there was some movement in the negotiations Friday, and the Rialto hopes the issues can be worked out.

"If we do file for Chapter 11 protection, we'll give a detailed statement," Crawford said. "We're still trying to work it out before that occurs."

Crawford said the Rialto has offered to have the two sides engage in mediation or arbitration by a neutral third party, but Crawford said that so far, Rio Nuevo has refused. Rio Nuevo officials said the Rialto is one of the things about downtown that works, and they don't want to evict the foundation. But they said their task is to run Rio Nuevo like a business, and the Rialto hasn't lived up to its agreement.

"The Rio Nuevo Board is trying to look at everything in a businesslike manner, which was one of the criticisms of Rio Nuevo in the past," said Bob Gugino, the board's attorney. "We have made several proposals to the foundation on how to work it out. If you can't pay rent, are you really running a successful business and enterprise?"

Part of the dispute is over rent credits for a new sound system installed in the Rialto, which the live-performance venue contends should be used for credit. But Gugino said the agreement allows only for improvements to the building to count as rent credits.

Because the sound system can be taken out of the building, and because it was financed with credit and therefore could be repossessed, Rio Nuevo can't give credit for it, Gugino said. If the foundation had installed acoustic tile in the ceiling or walls, it would be a different story, he said.

He said the board already has credited the foundation with six months of free rent because the city documents showing when the theater should have started paying rent were confusing, Gugino said.

"I don't think they've been closely monitored" by the city, Gugino said. "The board is being quite reasonable in trying to negotiate this."

Rio Nuevo was taken over by the state Legislature amid outrage over the city's spending of $250 million downtown with little or nothing to show for it other than lots of plans, designs and stalled projects. Through all that, the Rialto Theatre has been seen as one of the things that have been successful downtown.

"I can't believe the district board is trying to kill the one thing that is succeeding downtown," said developer Jim Campbell, who owns the property next to the Rialto on East Congress Street.

Rio Nuevo Board Chair Jodi Bain said that either through omission or silence, the city had never dealt with these issues with the Rialto.

"It's kind of sad, but we have to have performing assets," Bain said. "To not act on a nonperforming asset doesn't look so hot, either."

Bain said the board has tried to tack some of the back rent onto the current rent and have it paid over a long time, such as five years. But she said the Rialto Foundation has said it would be forced into bankruptcy if it was forced to pay.

"Is it that dire that they can't pay a couple thousand dollars' rent?" Bain said. "The situation is very unfortunate. The Rialto is very important."

http://azstarnet.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_d2ac3969-6699-53cd-8a63-f1b04a366e12.html

Sad times.

sin213
09-13-2010, 05:41 PM
that is sad. best venue in tucson, imo.

who wants to pool together some money and buy the place?!?!

Gribbz
09-13-2010, 05:45 PM
Hopefully it won't have to come to that. They need to get their shit together.

sin213
09-13-2010, 07:13 PM
kinda hard to make too much money when everyone is boycotting your state... :(

and they've had a hell of a bunch of good bands there this year. is no one really going to those shows though? small crowds in tucson?

Gribbz
09-13-2010, 08:31 PM
I don't think the boycott has anything to do with it... like you said, we've been getting great shows this year. Crowds haven't been small either... at least the shows I've attended.

M Sparks
09-13-2010, 08:33 PM
The Orpheum in Flagstaff almost went down last year, but they saved it at the last second.

It sucks, but, if they can't pay their rent, they aren't being "successful".

captncrzy
09-13-2010, 08:38 PM
Alcohol proceeds alone should keep them in rent.

westcoastpirate
09-16-2010, 11:56 AM
So Cox Communications was supposed to install a direct line from our house to the LAN since we are currently on a shared line. One of their techs comes out on Sept 1st and says he is unable to do the repair because they have to dig up the yard and street. Our yard is all tagged up with markings for utilities anyways since our neighbor is also getting work done by Cox. The tech calls in and says they will be out the following week and Cox will call us ahead of time to confirm. It didn't look like anyone had come out in the last couple weeks, and no one from Cox had called to confirm when they would be there. So I call their customer service line about 1 hour ago, and the 1st person I get is a complete idiot. I tell him what's going on and he says he needs to put me on hold for 3-5 minutes while he looks up my account. 15 minutes later I'm still on hold and decide to hang up and call back to see who else I might get. I finally get through to another tech, who is a bigger idiot than the 1st person. They tell me the line was installed on Sept 2nd. I ask, "Are you sure? Because a tech came out on the 1st and said they would need to dig up the yard and street." The tech responds, "Yeah", in a very unconvincing manner. I ask her again, she says, "Yeah". I say, "Okay, cool." I know they haven't been out there to do the install since my wife is at home on maternity leave and would know if someone dug up the yard and street while I was at work. So I'm going to have to call them again. God dam, I am going to rip my hair out dealing with their customer service.

captncrzy
09-16-2010, 12:00 PM
I had a horrible experience with Cox back when I lived in my apartment. It was so frustrating that I had to file a complaint with the FTC. We'll do puppet shows in my living room before I ever have Cox again.

locachica73
09-16-2010, 12:25 PM
I feel the same way, DirectTV for cable and Qwest or anyone else for internet is the only way I will go again. I have boycotted Cox for well over a year now.

mountmccabe
09-16-2010, 12:36 PM
I wanna be a part of the puppet shows.

faxman75
09-16-2010, 12:37 PM
I just want to see puppet shows in Jen's living room.

ETA: SAMESIES!

mountmccabe
09-16-2010, 12:42 PM
I want to be part of the talent, I mean.

M Sparks
09-16-2010, 10:24 PM
DirectTV for cable is the only way I will go again.

Hey! :(

westcoastpirate
09-17-2010, 08:16 AM
Update, so I called Cox when I got home from work yesterday. They are sending another tech out to verify they have to repair the line out in the street. So annoying since the last tech that came out said that's what they had to repair, but never scheduled anyone to come back out the following week. The customer service rep said my next door neighbor was getting their line dug up today, but they couldn't coordinate to repair our line at the same time? What??!!!

locachica73
09-17-2010, 09:52 AM
Hey! :(

ooops sorry... and umm dish network of course. :)


Update, so I called Cox when I got home from work yesterday. They are sending another tech out to verify they have to repair the line out in the street. So annoying since the last tech that came out said that's what they had to repair, but never scheduled anyone to come back out the following week. The customer service rep said my next door neighbor was getting their line dug up today, but they couldn't coordinate to repair our line at the same time? What??!!!

Are you at least going to get some free shit for the inconvenience?

westcoastpirate
09-17-2010, 12:00 PM
I have no idea, so there's supposed to be a tech coming out today between 1pm-3pm. Last time we scheduled for the same block and he showed up at 3:30pm. So annoying. I think one of the problems with Cox is that they sub out almost all their tech and repair work, where as Qwest employs most of their techs and does their own work.

locachica73
09-17-2010, 12:02 PM
My cable box went out for a couple days and I got free showtime for 3 months. Tell them they need to hook you up for all the inconvenience.

chairmenmeow47
09-17-2010, 12:05 PM
ROCK BAND TOMORROW!

bring guitars!

be there!!!

locachica73
09-17-2010, 12:15 PM
I have no guitars. :(

Can I bring anything else?

faxman75
09-17-2010, 12:17 PM
I don't have any guitars either. :( I also don't know many Pixies songs but I plan on attending. It's been a long time since i've seen you people.

chairmenmeow47
09-17-2010, 12:18 PM
marc & sean are bringing guitars, don't worry :) mein doesn't have a strap and we need another one for bass.

there's only a few pixies songs. i'm sure between beatles, rock band, rock band 2 and guitar hero world tour (sean), we'll have you covered, faxy!!!

M Sparks
09-17-2010, 02:28 PM
I packed up my Wii, but I still have the guitar out sitting in my bedroom. It must look even geekier than usual.

Putting in an application on a house today...just off Ray between Cooper and McQueen (AKA Stapley & Mesa Drive). It will be an excellent party house...big living/kitchen area, lots of patio space in the back, and a hot tub. If everything works out, we'll have to put together something in the fall on a day most of you can come.

Mr. Dylanja
09-17-2010, 02:29 PM
Is anybody doing anything tonight?

And speaking of get togethers, *coughJASONcough*

locachica73
09-17-2010, 02:33 PM
I will probably be going to peppers for their weekly pool tournament. Nick has won once and taken second once so he has to defend his title or some shit. Although I am secretly hoping I beat him this time so I can get some damn bragging rights.

Mr. Dylanja
09-17-2010, 02:42 PM
I thought you always win?!

locachica73
09-17-2010, 02:47 PM
Not always... but usually. I have just not had a very good game lately. But I was kicking ass last night. I have been crossing the drink threshold lately. I need to piss off my bartender friends so they make my drinks a little less strong.

chairmenmeow47
09-17-2010, 04:19 PM
i'm passing on busdriver tonight as i can't afford it and still don't feel well. but i definitely will be doing four peaks for dinner. holy hell this was an annoying day at work.

sin213
09-17-2010, 04:34 PM
Is anybody doing anything tonight?

And speaking of get togethers, *coughJASONcough*


there will be a gettogether at BUSDRIVER tonight. make sure you're there.

;)

we'll be partying at my place for a bit prior to the show. always welcome, even if you dont go to show...


i'm passing on busdriver tonight as i can't afford it and still don't feel well. but i definitely will be doing four peaks for dinner. holy hell this was an annoying day at work.

that sux ivy. you are welcome to come hang a bit too, even if not going tonight. just dont get anyone sick!

chairmenmeow47
09-17-2010, 05:35 PM
thanks, jason! i believe i have your number. my new boy toy is driving to four peaks, so i'll see if he's down to stop by cause i know you're not far from there :)

sin213
09-17-2010, 06:31 PM
cool. we should be starting to get things going by about 10.

chairmenmeow47
09-18-2010, 02:02 PM
sorry i missed ya last night, how was busdriver?

WHO'S READY TO ROCK THE FUCK OUT?!?!?

i've got a 12 pack of stella, bottle of champagne for some champagne margaritas, chips, cheez-its, salsa, mixed nuts and choco-chip cookies i mixed myself. also, one of my BFF's is in town from portland and will be joining us tonight! we'll finally have someone who can sing ABC!!! it's her birthday tomorrow, so there will be birthday cake :)

sin213
09-18-2010, 03:33 PM
:nono

i'm blaming it all on dave. he txt'd me and said he was on the way to my place at about 10:30p. sean didn't end up going either so he hadnt come over beforehand, so i laid back and closed my eyes for a min til dave got there, figuring he'd wake me up when he got there. well............he never showed. i guess he txt'd me that he was "on his way" while still sitting on the couch at home. and closed his eyes for a sec....and was out.

EPIC FAIL for both of us really. getting too old for this midnight - 2am show shit. lol

still...

:nono

chairmenmeow47
09-19-2010, 06:50 PM
last night was probably my favourite rock band party yet. so nice to finally meet nick & glad he was able to play. audra, thanks for dressing up :) thanks to marc for picking up more newcastle. thanks to sean for bringing the mic stand, guitars & for blowing dustin away with spoonman. i was happy to see micah bust out the bass groove walk. and of course, big thanks to miss amy for bringing the single banana, animal noses & WHITE WEDDING!!!!!! <3 you guys lots. mark, you were missed. *obligatory we missed you too dylan comment* rick & jen, hope to see you next time.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs623.snc4/58363_161110453903944_100000149721397_562271_30324 33_n.jpg

locachica73
09-20-2010, 08:18 AM
Ivy, thanks for the invite, we had a lot of fun. We will be up to do it again for sure. It was so nice to do something other than hang out at peppers. I look forward to hanging out with you all again soon. :)

Somewhat Damaged
09-20-2010, 08:52 AM
Sorry for the no-show, Ivy, though I'm glad to hear everyone was able to overcome their sadness over our absence and still manage to have a good time. I was out in the area earlier in the day to put in a few hours at the office & just had no desire to make the 60-mile round trip again. If the next event occurs on a Friday, I'll so be there, promise.

faxman75
09-20-2010, 09:02 AM
Nice Ivy, looks like you all were prepared and had a great time. Watching Connor on Saturday night was a last minute deal. I swear i'm not normally as flakey as D$.

Mr. Dylanja
09-20-2010, 09:03 AM
THERE WILL BE NO FLAKING THIS WEEKEND BITCHEZ!

downingthief
09-20-2010, 09:11 AM
PPPPPIIIIIXXXXIIIIEEEESSSS!!!!

sin213
09-20-2010, 09:28 AM
WHERE IS MMMMYYY MMIIINND!

chairmenmeow47
09-20-2010, 12:53 PM
we'll try to do the next one on a friday. i just like starting earlier so that it doesn't get too loud too late, so that's a little easier on saturdays. i now have a next door neighbor. no complaints though, so it must not be too bad. thank goodness i live in a complex that was originally designed to be condos, so the sound proofing is pretty good.

HOORAY FOR THIS WEEKEND!

Mr. Dylanja
09-20-2010, 01:22 PM
there will be a gettogether at BUSDRIVER tonight. make sure you're there.

;)

we'll be partying at my place for a bit prior to the show. always welcome, even if you dont go to show...


:nono

i'm blaming it all on dave. he txt'd me and said he was on the way to my place at about 10:30p. sean didn't end up going either so he hadnt come over beforehand, so i laid back and closed my eyes for a min til dave got there, figuring he'd wake me up when he got there. well............he never showed. i guess he txt'd me that he was "on his way" while still sitting on the couch at home. and closed his eyes for a sec....and was out.

EPIC FAIL for both of us really. getting too old for this midnight - 2am show shit. lol

still...

:nono


QFLULZ

Whatta party!

:lool

sin213
09-20-2010, 02:34 PM
laugh it up dlo

http://www.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/10636566/2/istockphoto_10636566-senior-mrs-claus-drinking-santa-s-milk-and-flipping-the-bird.jpg

TomAz
09-20-2010, 04:13 PM
14-year-old Surprise boy
burned in grilling accident dies

by Tessa Muggeridge and Lisa Halverstadt - Sept.
20, 2010 11:16 AM
The Arizona Republic

A Surprise teen who sustained severe burns
after a grilling accident has died.

A Maricopa County Medical Center
spokesman said Oscar Fuentes, 14, passed
away Sunday after about a week of treatment
in the facility's burn center.

Dr. Kevin Foster, one of the surgeons caring
for Oscar, said about 85 percent of the
teen's body had been burned.

Surprise firefighters said Oscar was grilling
at his home near 178th Avenue and Deer
Valley Road on Sept. 13 when he doused the
grill with gasoline in an attempt to light the
barbecue.

The gasoline vapors around the boy ignited
almost immediately and he was engulfed by
fire, said Kevin Pool, assistant fire chief in
Surprise.

Medics rushed the teen to the Maricopa
Medical Center by helicopter. He was sedated
and breathing through a tube because of
burns inside his mouth. The boy's uncles,
Juan and Luis De La Torre, said during a
press conference last week that they were
relying on love, unity and prayer as they
rallied around Oscar.

They described their nephew as mellow,
quick-witted and loving.





http://www.azcentral.com/community/surprise/articles/2010/09/20/20100920surprise-boy-burned-grilling-accident-dies-abrk.html

sin213
09-20-2010, 08:08 PM
hahahah tom. i totally caught that quick witted piece on AZCentral and laughed as well. not sure about mellow either...seems a bit anxious or agitated to want to throw gas on a grill to make it heat up more quickly.

downingthief
09-21-2010, 03:20 PM
Alright, so where is the Pixies meet up?

chairmenmeow47
09-21-2010, 03:21 PM
if you wanna meet-up before the show, i'm meeting up with matt at four peaks around 4. after? no plans yet!

I.F.A.
09-21-2010, 03:22 PM
I get out of work at 5:30, so I'm not sure if I can do before, but I'll give you a call when I get off and see where you all are at.

I'm definitely in for after - wherever is good with me!

downingthief
09-21-2010, 03:25 PM
Four Peaks works for me. My friends Todd and Amanda will be meeting us there most likely. So BEHAVE y'al! They have my ticket! :p

Gribbz
09-21-2010, 03:28 PM
I've never been to Four Peaks, but their beer menu looks superb.

I'm not sure if I'm sticking around after... my buddy isn't drinking so he might want to drive back immediately after the show.

captncrzy
09-21-2010, 03:35 PM
Maybe I'll swing by for a beer on my way home. I'll be rolling out around 4.

M Sparks
09-21-2010, 03:59 PM
I've got to work until 6:30, keep me updated on the after party.

Wheres the beef?
09-22-2010, 12:05 AM
Hello there gang. I have a question regarding The Marquee.

I'm thinking about getting A Perfect Circle tickets (the 3 day pass). But I won't be making it to the first of the three nights. If I miss the first night, will my ticket be there for the following two shows? Normally I would think that it would be but what I read from Mark about his interaction with the guy at the box office is a bit off putting. Of course I'm going to call them myself and harass the guy further about A Perfect Circle tickets but what is your collective opinion?

chairmenmeow47
09-22-2010, 07:27 AM
is there an option not to do will call? you're kinda fucked with will call at the marquee generally.

captncrzy
09-22-2010, 08:40 AM
I have no idea; I don't know if the Marquee has ever done the three-day pass thing.

That guy "fasttrack" used to work at the Marquee. Maybe PM him and see if he knows?

locachica73
09-22-2010, 08:50 AM
I might have to come join you for a beer on Friday at Four Peaks. They should be tapping their pumpkin porter keg sometime soon. It is one of my favorite beers.

captncrzy
09-22-2010, 08:55 AM
Pumpkin Porter. Translation? Dinner.

sin213
09-22-2010, 09:13 AM
is there an option not to do will call? you're kinda fucked with will call at the marquee generally.

i always do will call and usually walk right up to the window. and even when i have to wait in line, its usually no more than 3 people or so. only once or twice have i had to wait more than 15 mins to get my tix. but we usually show up pretty late too...right before headliners usually.


Hello there gang. I have a question regarding The Marquee.

I'm thinking about getting A Perfect Circle tickets (the 3 day pass). But I won't be making it to the first of the three nights. If I miss the first night, will my ticket be there for the following two shows? Normally I would think that it would be but what I read from Mark about his interaction with the guy at the box office is a bit off putting. Of course I'm going to call them myself and harass the guy further about A Perfect Circle tickets but what is your collective opinion?

i would think it would still be there. its good for all three nights, so if it wasn't picked up the first night, they'd still have it for the 2nd and 3rd.

chairmenmeow47
09-22-2010, 09:20 AM
so for the pixies it sounds like the following people want to meet before the show:


me
matt
matt's friend
sean
sean's friend #1
sean's friend #2
jen
audra


that's quite a large table for four peaks. whoever gets there first should ask for 8 then, or at least two tables in the same area. i have a team meeting some asshat scheduled for friday afternoon that may go later than 4, but i am planning to leave at 4 since it's on my calendar that i'm leaving at 4.

and jason, i just meant fucked with will call if you don't show up. my friend had nin tickets at the marquee in 2005 and couldn't go because of a family obligation. he couldn't sell the tickets (which were going for hundreds of dollars) because of the will call thing. but i've never seen a multi-day pass there, so who knows how that works.

sin213
09-22-2010, 09:26 AM
yeah, they'll only release the tix to the cardholder or with state id. but they did allow me to write a note releasing my tix to dave along with a photocopy of my drivers license and he was able to pick up tix under my name. i forget what show it was, but it wasn't as big as NIN. they might have required i show up to get since the NIN tix were such coveted tix.

chairmenmeow47
09-22-2010, 09:28 AM
that's a good point. that show was amazing *swoon*

sin213
09-22-2010, 09:35 AM
yeah. totally. these APC shows will be right up there too.

Gribbz
09-22-2010, 09:39 AM
NIN played the Marquee in 2005? Weird.

chairmenmeow47
09-22-2010, 09:42 AM
they did a small club tour in 2005. tickets sold-out within minutes, online in less than a minute. i only got tickets i think because i went for 2 instead of 4.

locachica73
09-22-2010, 09:58 AM
Pumpkin Porter. Translation? Dinner.

It isn't as thick as it sounds, it is actually quite good.

TomAz
09-23-2010, 02:17 PM
Our local newspaper has been doing some serious investigative journalism lately.





You can't get pregnant from touching a restaurant statue

Today's question:

A friend of mine has been trying to get pregnant with no success. We heard about a restaurant in Mesa that has a fertility statue. When a woman touches it, she gets pregnant. We haven't been able to find any information on said restaurant. Have you heard about it?

No, I haven't heard of it and although I did make a cursory search, I am not inclined to pursue this matter.

Look, if you really are your friend's friend, I think you need to sit down with her and explain that she can't get pregnant by touching a statue in a restaurant.

Perhaps she doesn't know this, but, with a few variations, the only way she is going to get pregnant is by umm the standard method.

If you are uncomfortable with this, perhaps you could find a helpful illustrated book for her at your local library. Libraries are useful that way.

chairmenmeow47
09-23-2010, 02:18 PM
ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

M Sparks
09-23-2010, 10:19 PM
Our local newspaper has been doing some serious investigative journalism lately.

My sting operation was a success. I knew they were using "cursory searches" on Google in place of journalism.

NachoCat
09-24-2010, 05:08 AM
My sting operation was a success. I knew they were using "cursory searches" on Google in place of journalism.


LOL

Cursory search: Holy F, the Google machine has done it again batman!

locachica73
09-24-2010, 09:56 AM
I won't be able to make the pre-show meet up tonight. I hope you all have a great time at the show. :)

captncrzy
09-24-2010, 09:57 AM
BOOO.

Also, Ivy, I hope you didn't want me to bring you one of those flasks, because I totally forgot.

chairmenmeow47
09-24-2010, 10:03 AM
no it's ok, but thanks for offering. it's for tomorrow (black keys) anyways. i drove around looking for a plastic one last night, but found that they were all pretty big. i don't know what security is like at the soma in san diego and if they'd check our purses or something. so instead i just got us mini-bottles of vodka which will be easier to smuggle. we're not going to want to get piss drunk or anything, but several hours at a non-alcohol serving venue requires that we sneak SOMETHING in ;)

cannot wait for tonight! sorry you can't make it audra :(

captncrzy
09-24-2010, 10:09 AM
Just so you know, they sell those pocket shots that Gribbs posted earlier here:

AZ Wine
2515 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale

At least, they used to.

chairmenmeow47
09-24-2010, 11:19 AM
thanks, but i'm not really a shot person. hopefully the venue sells soda or something.

also, whoever gets there first, please get the table for 8 still even though audra's not coming. my girlfriend jill might meet us as well.

Gribbz
09-24-2010, 11:20 AM
Hoping to get there around 4... 5 at the latest. Can't wait!

chairmenmeow47
09-24-2010, 11:24 AM
i had better be leaving this office at 4pm. there is no reason that anyone should schedule an hour and a half team fucking meeting at 3pm on a friday when half the team comes in at 6/7. especially since our team has had nothing to do for weeks.

captncrzy
09-24-2010, 11:36 AM
thanks, but i'm not really a shot person. hopefully the venue sells soda or something.

also, whoever gets there first, please get the table for 8 still even though audra's not coming. my girlfriend jill might meet us as well.

No, they arent' shots. They're just pockets of vodka and rum.

I'm leaving at 4 fo sho.

downingthief
09-24-2010, 11:53 AM
I'm hoping to be there around 4:30.

westcoastpirate
09-24-2010, 11:54 AM
i had better be leaving this office at 4pm. there is no reason that anyone should schedule an hour and a half team fucking meeting at 3pm on a friday when half the team comes in at 6/7. especially since our team has had nothing to do for weeks.

I know the feeling, usually the Friday before a 3 day weekend or the day before a major holiday my employer lets us out at 2pm instead of 5pm. And there's always some jerk who schedules a meeting that day at 1:30pm for an hour that always runs late.

sin213
09-24-2010, 11:55 AM
people love to do that at apollo. i sometimes block out the begining and end of my shifts so that no one can schedule for that time.

westcoastpirate
09-24-2010, 12:03 PM
people love to do that at apollo. i sometimes block out the begining and end of my shifts so that no one can schedule for that time.

I'm updating my Outlook calendar right now.

captncrzy
09-24-2010, 12:10 PM
I know the feeling, usually the Friday before a 3 day weekend or the day before a major holiday my employer lets us out at 2pm instead of 5pm. And there's always some jerk who schedules a meeting that day at 1:30pm for an hour that always runs late.

God, our team hates meetings. We basically have a "no Friday meetings after 1pm" policy.

chairmenmeow47
09-24-2010, 12:16 PM
people love to do that at apollo. i sometimes block out the begining and end of my shifts so that no one can schedule for that time.

my calendar was already blocked off, they just didn't care :( and we are SUPPOSED to have a no friday meeting's policy in my department, but executive management has so many meetings during the rest of the week, that they have to schedule meetings with us on fridays to compensate.

i generally keep my calendar open unless i have something planned. because i don't have kids and normally will stay until the job is done, but i am not doing that today.

downingthief
09-24-2010, 12:21 PM
Where is a good spot to get some cool t-shirts? I need to add some to my wardrobe.

chairmenmeow47
09-24-2010, 12:22 PM
i like to look online because i like a certain style of tee-shirt, but it depends on what you're looking for. band tee-shirts? plain tee-shirts?

downingthief
09-24-2010, 12:23 PM
Band, or just interesting slogan/print t's.

chairmenmeow47
09-24-2010, 12:25 PM
buying from the band themselves is usually a good idea. hot topic can have some good sale/clearance specials (as tessa posted awhile back).

slogan/print tees i've found online, like my mr. sparkle shirt or "corny knows you da man" shirt. i just googled "tees" and found this:

http://www.snorgtees.com/

and now i simply must have this:

http://www.snorgtees.com/images/Rawr_Fullpic_1.gif

downingthief
09-24-2010, 12:29 PM
Oh, man...that's a good site. Lots of good choices. Thanks!

faxman75
09-24-2010, 01:28 PM
Band, or just interesting slogan/print t's.

I love this site. T-Shirts are limited runs by artists and up for 24 hours. So a new shirt is available each day.

http://www.teefury.com/

locachica73
09-24-2010, 01:57 PM
buying from the band themselves is usually a good idea. hot topic can have some good sale/clearance specials (as tessa posted awhile back).

slogan/print tees i've found online, like my mr. sparkle shirt or "corny knows you da man" shirt. i just googled "tees" and found this:

http://www.snorgtees.com/

and now i simply must have this:

http://www.snorgtees.com/images/Rawr_Fullpic_1.gif

I just spent 30 minutes shopping on this site only to realize I forgot my credit card at home. :(

chairmenmeow47
09-24-2010, 02:03 PM
you leaving your money at home seems to be a recurring theme ;)

also, team meeting postponed until monday, OH HAPPY DAY! i will be there about 4 then.

locachica73
09-24-2010, 02:06 PM
I keep thinking I should start carrying a purse again because I keep leaving shit at home or losing shit at the bar. But then I will just end up leaving my purse at home... or in the bar.

That and the fact I am slightly hung over is why I have to miss happy hour tonight. :(

chairmenmeow47
09-24-2010, 02:08 PM
as colonel ty says on battlestar galactica, the only cure for a hangover is to not stop drinking ;)

locachica73
09-24-2010, 02:10 PM
I went on a full on binge last weekend, my liver needs rest!!!! :p

locachica73
09-24-2010, 02:39 PM
www.tshirthell.com is another good site for tshirts.

westcoastpirate
09-24-2010, 03:24 PM
The best t shirt retailer:
http://www.threadless.com/

captncrzy
09-24-2010, 03:26 PM
I'm a tshirt hell fan myself; I've gotten a couple of shirts from there.

Also, I laughed for 10 minutes at this one:

http://www.snorgtees.com/images/ILikeBigBots_Fullpic_1.gif

captncrzy
09-24-2010, 03:27 PM
Oh, god, I hope they don't card me at Four Peaks. I forgot my id at home.

chairmenmeow47
09-24-2010, 03:34 PM
damnit, they tend to be super bitchy about that... but then everyone is super bitchy about carding with me. *crosses fingers*

i just had to do some conditional formatting for my boss. it all works, but hopefully she won't come up with questions in the next ten minutes.

captncrzy
09-24-2010, 03:41 PM
Yeah, but you look super young. And pigtails take five years off of your age.

I normally don't get carded, but tonight would be the one time I do.

chairmenmeow47
09-24-2010, 03:43 PM
just get that extra-bitchy-no-nonsense walk going and hopefully you'll be fine :)

captncrzy
09-24-2010, 03:46 PM
I'll just ask for the manager, take him to the back room, and show him my sagging boobs. That should do it.

Gribbz
09-25-2010, 10:18 AM
I thought it was strange that they questioned my ID last night... then again I was 15 when the picture was taken.

locachica73
09-25-2010, 10:58 AM
OK so I am having a girls night out with my girl lisa and her overly girly friend linda. It is her birthday and we are bar hopping in Scottsdale (joy). She wants to go to Billet Bar, which is SOOOOO not my kind of place. I am going to try to persuade her to go somewhere else. The only way I can do that is take her someplace with lots of cute boys. Any recommendations on a Scottsdale bar that has lots of cute boys... These two women are couger age so by boys I mean 30ish. I think the hotel we are staying at is around Shea and Scottsdale road so in that area would be cool. Any help would be appreciated.

NachoCat
09-27-2010, 05:55 AM
Havnt been there in a long time but Sandbar is at Scottsdale and shea. Might want to check there. Might be more of the crowd you are looking for since its not in old town... Then again i havnt been there in a few years

locachica73
09-27-2010, 07:18 AM
Yeah, we almost ended up there but found a spot across the street that was pretty cool. I ended up having a lot more fun then I thought I would. Paddy's and the bar with the chicks hoola hooping while hanging upside down from the rafters were pretty cool. Billet Bar is still not my kind of place, luckily there were no cute boys there so she didn't want to stay. :)

TomAz
09-27-2010, 07:51 AM
slogan/print tees i've found online, like my mr. sparkle shirt or "corny knows you da man" shirt. i just googled "tees" and found this:

http://www.snorgtees.com/


I was like 'eh' til I saw this one:

http://www.snorgtees.com/images/WhatFloats_Fullpic_1.gif

M Sparks
09-28-2010, 07:06 AM
It's moving day!

chairmenmeow47
09-28-2010, 09:50 AM
huzzah! congratulations, marc :) if you need help, call someone who isn't a klutz like me :p i actually would offer services, but i'm booked for the week.

I.F.A.
09-28-2010, 10:09 AM
I was like 'eh' til I saw this one:

http://www.snorgtees.com/images/WhatFloats_Fullpic_1.gif

That is awesome.

Congrats on the moving Marc! I hope it goes quickly and smoothly. :)

amyzzz
09-28-2010, 10:17 AM
Good luck, Marc.

downingthief
10-01-2010, 02:31 PM
Any Happy Hours tonight?

I.F.A.
10-01-2010, 02:37 PM
Ivy and I are meeting up with a few others at The Native New Yorker* at 8, before Chali 2na. We're trying to avoid The Clubhouse heat for as long as possible...


*edit. How many pizza joints are there with "New York" in their names? Honestly. It's ridiculous.

locachica73
10-01-2010, 02:49 PM
Heading to my same bar to hang out with the same people, YAY, and that girl Linda is apparently coming up there too. I may need a few shots to get through the night. She sent me a text that said "I explaine 2 her had this planed sense last Sunday". I am not a spelling or grammar nazi by any stretch but OY!!!!

downingthief
10-01-2010, 02:49 PM
Amy, why so late?

I.F.A.
10-01-2010, 02:51 PM
Ivy has a happy hour with co-workers before that, and there are 2 openers, so Chali probably won't be going on until after 10.

I realize that this is not strictly a "happy hour" occurrence, as we will be missing the specials.

westcoastpirate
10-01-2010, 02:54 PM
Paging Jason...thinking about picking up a new modem to replace our 5-6 year old modem with Cox, looking at the Motorola below:
http://www.motorola.com/Business/US-EN/Business+Product+and+Services/Cable+Broadband/SURFboard+Modems+and+Gateways/Motorola+SURFboard+SB6120_US-EN

The Cox website says this one is supported. Any opinions? If you don't like this one, do you recommend any others with DOCSIS 3.0?

chairmenmeow47
10-01-2010, 03:07 PM
yeah, we could get there a little earlier, but with 2-3 openers i just don't want to be sitting at native for like 3 hours if i don't have to and i know we don't want to get to the clubhouse too early to avoid sweating our collective asses off. at least two other people will be joining us as well. sean, you're welcome to come if it's not too late for you, just lemme know :)

TheClares
10-01-2010, 07:33 PM
Paging Jason...thinking about picking up a new modem to replace our 5-6 year old modem with Cox, looking at the Motorola below:
http://www.motorola.com/Business/US-EN/Business+Product+and+Services/Cable+Broadband/SURFboard+Modems+and+Gateways/Motorola+SURFboard+SB6120_US-EN

The Cox website says this one is supported. Any opinions? If you don't like this one, do you recommend any others with DOCSIS 3.0?

I replaced my modem with this one, on Cox, and it upped my speeds significantly. In fact I think I posted my speeds earlier in this very thread. I bought it at Fry's Electronics for $80 I think.

Found the link: http://www.coachella.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1796250&postcount=17486

westcoastpirate
10-01-2010, 08:10 PM
Thanks for convincing me to pick one up tomorrow.

sin213
10-01-2010, 08:41 PM
Paging Jason...thinking about picking up a new modem to replace our 5-6 year old modem with Cox, looking at the Motorola below:
http://www.motorola.com/Business/US-EN/Business+Product+and+Services/Cable+Broadband/SURFboard+Modems+and+Gateways/Motorola+SURFboard+SB6120_US-EN

The Cox website says this one is supported. Any opinions? If you don't like this one, do you recommend any others with DOCSIS 3.0?


I replaced my modem with this one, on Cox, and it upped my speeds significantly. In fact I think I posted my speeds earlier in this very thread. I bought it at Fry's Electronics for $80 I think.

Found the link: http://www.coachella.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1796250&postcount=17486


yeah, you really can't go wrong with any SURFboard.

the main thing you want from a modem is to ensure it supports DOCSIS3.0. that enables it to utilize IPv6 to its full potential and has other cool items such as allowing multiple up/down channels.

M Sparks
10-01-2010, 10:04 PM
I replaced my modem with this one, on Cox, and it upped my speeds significantly. In fact I think I posted my speeds earlier in this very thread. I bought it at Fry's Electronics for $80 I think.

Found the link: http://www.coachella.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1796250&postcount=17486

I've got the same one.

boarderwoozel3
10-01-2010, 10:23 PM
I happened across an extended forecast for Tuscon the other day... 2manydigits, yo.

M Sparks
10-02-2010, 11:57 PM
I want to throw a party at my new house. Since this board consists of about half of my Phoenix friends (and 80% of the ones who might actually show up for a party), I figured I would consult here on a date. It kind of needs to be a Saturday. 9th is too soon, some of you are going to Flagstaff on the 16th (I might go too), 23rd is Jonsi, 30th will be competing with 60,234 halloween parties, and Nov 6th is the day after Rick and Jen's wedding. Anyone (who would actually go) have a problem with Nov 13th? The other option would be to do a BBQ on a Sunday, but I think my roommate isn't bringing her grill until sometime in November anyway.

Somewhat Damaged
10-03-2010, 10:54 AM
Jen & Rick have a problem with the 13th (being that we'll be on the other side of the country), but if the 20th is too close to Thanksgiving for your liking, don't let us hold you up.

M Sparks
10-03-2010, 04:16 PM
I think I might just go for a sunday barbecue. Maybe the day after Jonsi?

Somewhat Damaged
10-03-2010, 08:01 PM
Sure.

captncrzy
10-04-2010, 09:08 AM
Sunday BBQ works for us. Let us know what you want me to bring. I say "me" and not "us" because I'm sure I'll be the one that puts it together.

I make a mean S'Mores pie.

chairmenmeow47
10-04-2010, 10:57 AM
day after jonsi works for me, so long as i can bring tommy.

captncrzy
10-04-2010, 11:24 AM
Eww, Tommy?

I.F.A.
10-04-2010, 11:29 AM
I'll be in San Francisco Nov. 5th - 8th, but otherwise I've got nothing planned in Nov. yet. Well, aside from that whole Turkey Day thing. Either the 13th or a Sunday BBQ would work for me.

chairmenmeow47
10-04-2010, 11:30 AM
and i also don't have a problem with the 13th. i wish i had a portishead problem on the 13th, but ya know... :(

also, can i bring edward cullen?

downingthief
10-04-2010, 01:40 PM
As long as he isn't all mopey and vampirey. Oh, and doesn't bite anyone...hard.

Gribbz
10-04-2010, 01:45 PM
also, can i bring edward cullen?

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y152/DJArcLight/count.jpg

westcoastpirate
10-04-2010, 02:07 PM
yeah, you really can't go wrong with any SURFboard.

the main thing you want from a modem is to ensure it supports DOCSIS3.0. that enables it to utilize IPv6 to its full potential and has other cool items such as allowing multiple up/down channels.

So I picked up a new modem Saturday which allows DOCSIS3.0 and IPv6. I have it hooked up to a Belkin Wireless N Router.. The router has a built in firewall which I have turned off. From experience, if I turn the firewall security on in the router, will this significantly slow down the speed of my internet connection? The firewall is part of the router's firmware, not a standalone program on any of the networked computers. I guess I can turn the firewall on and see what happens.

sin213
10-04-2010, 02:12 PM
if its affecting the speed that much, if you can turn it off i'd just leave it off and use your windows firewall.

how old is the router?

westcoastpirate
10-04-2010, 02:21 PM
if its affecting the speed that much, if you can turn it off i'd just leave it off and use your windows firewall.

how old is the router?

The router is fairly new, about 1 year old, maybe a little older. Since I bought the new modem and Cox worked on our cable line, I have seen a huge increase in speed. I never turned the router's firewall on prior to getting this new modem, I was just wondering from you and others how much of a drop in download speed should I expect if I turn the firewall on?

sin213
10-04-2010, 02:35 PM
a hardware firewall should be faster than a software based firewall. but the windows firewall is easier to work with/configure. so its really your call.

if you have the windows firewall on, you probably wont need to enable your router one.

westcoastpirate
10-04-2010, 02:48 PM
a hardware firewall should be faster than a software based firewall. but the windows firewall is easier to work with/configure. so its really your call.

if you have the windows firewall on, you probably wont need to enable your router one.

Thanks for the help, I'm going to try turning on the router firewall and see what happens to our network's speed. The main thing I'm worried about is the firewall slowing down Netflix instant streaming.

sin213
10-04-2010, 02:51 PM
the other thing you can do is try to configure your firewall. you can set "exceptions" that will allow all inbound or outbound traffic to/from certain destinations. you'd be best seaching google for "belkin {model#} configure firewall" for instructions on how to do that.

M Sparks
10-04-2010, 09:18 PM
I make a mean S'Mores pie.

I'll definitely work it around your schedule then. :)



also, can i bring edward cullen?

I guess? I don't know who that is.

chairmenmeow47
10-04-2010, 09:27 PM
the boy i'm dating who looks like edward from twilight ;)

M Sparks
10-04-2010, 09:50 PM
Ah. I've seriously seen maybe 15 minutes of it. Yes, of course.

TomAz
10-05-2010, 12:54 PM
holy shit these are some of the blackest skies I've seen around here in quite a while.

TomAz
10-05-2010, 12:56 PM
* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... CENTRAL MARICOPA COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ARIZONA... THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF... TOLLESON... SCOTTSDALE... PHOENIX... PARADISE VALLEY... LAVEEN...

* UNTIL 130 PM MST

* AT 1220 PM MST... NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL... AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR LAVEEN... AND MOVING NORTH AT 65 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO CAVE CREEK AND CAREFREE

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. IF YOU ARE IN ITS PATH... PREPARE IMMEDIATELY FOR DAMAGING WINDS AND DEADLY CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING. MOVE TO SHELTER INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING. STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

IF YOU ENCOUNTER DENSE BLOWING DUST WHILE DRIVING... PULL OVER AS FAR OFF THE ROADWAY AS POSSIBLE AND PARK. TURN OFF YOUR HEADLIGHTS AND KEEP YOUR FOOT OFF THE BRAKE.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 700 PM MST TUESDAY EVENING FOR SOUTHEASTERN ARIZONA.

downingthief
10-05-2010, 01:02 PM
Wow. Sounds like a good one. Moving North though...won't see much of it then here.

locachica73
10-05-2010, 01:03 PM
I work at McDowell and 19th Ave and it stormed for a good 30 minutes but it is gone now. Hoping we get some more though. I love the rain in the desert. :)

TomAz
10-05-2010, 01:06 PM
Have you ever been mugged at work?

I.F.A.
10-05-2010, 01:26 PM
I'm at Central and Thomas, and we also had some crazy wind for about 30 minutes. No hail though.

TomAz
10-05-2010, 01:27 PM
Have you ever been sued by an aggressive trial attorney at work?

I.F.A.
10-05-2010, 01:29 PM
Actually, I work for the aggressive trial attorneys. ;)


When I worked at Burton Barr Library, this entitled prick threatened to sue me because I wouldn't let him check out (he had fines on his card). Told me that he was an important lawyer, and "personal friends with the AG", and I didn't know who I was messing with. I still didn't let him check out.

downingthief
10-05-2010, 01:35 PM
Actually, I work for the aggressive trial attorneys. ;)


When I worked at Burton Barr Library, this entitled prick threatened to sue me because I wouldn't let him check out (he had fines on his card). Told me that he was an important lawyer, and "personal friends with the AG", and I didn't know who I was messing with. I still didn't let him check out.

Such a bad-ass! :)

downingthief
10-05-2010, 01:35 PM
Of course as soon as I say I won't see any rain...it starts pouring here. No winds or hail though.

TomAz
10-05-2010, 01:39 PM
I think it's funny that Central & Thomas immediately made me think 'trial attorney'.

sin213
10-05-2010, 01:43 PM
it was hailing at my house just slightly. raining like crazy. now its stopped and clearing up. just as quickly as it started........its gone. :(

captncrzy
10-05-2010, 01:45 PM
the boy i'm dating who looks like edward from twilight ;)

I prefer to call him Forza Jr.

But only because it bugs Ivy.