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Mr. Dylanja
03-15-2011, 03:27 PM
Has everyone been enjoying the weather? It's been great.

M Sparks
03-15-2011, 05:30 PM
yeah, it was blockbuster, but they also gave it a real name, "Desert Sky Pavillion", to be called separately from the corporate name. Cricket and Ashley Furniture HomeStore aren't names suitable for a venue.

But everyone just calls it Desert Sky anyway. Cricket isn't so bad, because at least it's one word. I didn't even know it was the name of a company for a long time...they don't have Cricket in Flagstaff. But absolutely no one will call Ashley whatever.

The trick is to be first and have a short name. Dodge Theater is still the Dodge to most people. Just don't give it a ridiculous name like the furniture thing.

Somewhat Damaged
03-15-2011, 08:35 PM
I know you're totally there...

Nope. It's my birthday on Saturday so we're going down to Tucson. Remember the Scorpion, the drink I introduced you to before the Ghostland show a couple Novembers ago? Yeah, I'm drinking that all weekend.

westcoastpirate
03-15-2011, 08:38 PM
Nope. It's my birthday on Saturday so we're going down to Tucson. Remember the Scorpion, the drink I introduced you to before the Ghostland show a couple Novembers ago? Yeah, I'm drinking that all weekend.

I love the scorpion! Enjoy! And happy birthday! You could always stop by World Fest on your way home from work on Friday since it starts at 4pm that day and runs through the weekend..

Somewhat Damaged
03-15-2011, 09:22 PM
Nice idea but I'm taking Friday off. Watching the U of A beat Memphis before taking the drive.

Alligator Bogaloo
03-16-2011, 07:53 AM
It's serious now....

http://coachella.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=121&pictureid=2235

NachoCat
03-16-2011, 08:19 AM
Has everyone been enjoying the weather? It's been great.

Yeah it has. Personally i like the heat though. Excited for summer, almost pool weather out there

downingthief
03-16-2011, 08:51 AM
Weather has been great...when on a bike ride yesterday (that kicked my ass, but I needed it). Going to make it a regular thing.

chairmenmeow47
03-16-2011, 08:53 AM
i like the heat. i will definitely be walking outside more :thu

faxman75
03-16-2011, 09:14 AM
It's serious now....

http://coachella.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=121&pictureid=2235

I think you might dig this shirt then Micah. I just ordered one. I created it on zazzle but the redesign credit goes to Hand Banana and the original work to the Coachella team.

http://www.zazzle.com/coachella_2011_tshirt-235886960248318889

Somewhat Damaged
03-16-2011, 09:35 AM
Weather has been great...when on a bike ride yesterday (that kicked my ass, but I needed it). Going to make it a regular thing.

I need to learn how to ride a bike before Coachella. Think I might be able to bum your bike for a couple hours next Saturday (3/26) and get lessons from you if Jen's unavailable? Or do you have an extra I can try learning on?

downingthief
03-16-2011, 09:37 AM
I need to learn how to ride a bike before Coachella. Think I might be able to bum your bike for a couple hours next Saturday (3/26) and get lessons from you if Jen's unavailable? Or do you have an extra I can try learning on?

Only problem with mine is that it is a racing street bike, so probably not the most ideal to learn on. That is the only one that I have.

I.F.A.
03-16-2011, 10:18 AM
Rick, I have a cruiser you can borrow if you want. No gears, probably pretty good for learning on.

captncrzy
03-16-2011, 10:19 AM
Amy's will probably be better because that's what I rented for us to take to the festival. If we could borrow it for a few hours, that would be great. Renting bikes adds up!

I.F.A.
03-16-2011, 10:20 AM
Sure. You can borrow it for as long as you need.

captncrzy
03-16-2011, 10:22 AM
I will be sure to take a video of said bike learning.

I.F.A.
03-16-2011, 10:23 AM
You've been zapped, follow Phoenix Street Food Coalition on Twitter, they've been sending out messages for a couple weeks that they wouldn't be doing Food Truck Friday today and the trucks would instead be at the Scottsdale Arts Festival.

@PHXStreetFood


You were caught by the food truck paparazzi!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v208/aaeichsteadt/Friday-Food-Trucks-002.gif

http://www.thehotsheetblog.com/

I.F.A.
03-16-2011, 10:24 AM
Jen, said video had better be posted.

NachoCat
03-16-2011, 10:24 AM
You really dont know how to ride a bike? Like a bicycle or a motorcycle?

M Sparks
03-16-2011, 10:53 AM
Rick, I have a cruiser you can borrow if you want. No gears, probably pretty good for learning on.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2113/2230798845_d313faf11a.jpg

I.F.A.
03-16-2011, 10:58 AM
I'm a little offended that you are mistaking my hipster cruiser for a hipster fixed gear.

Somewhat Damaged
03-16-2011, 11:16 AM
Rick, I have a cruiser you can borrow if you want. No gears, probably pretty good for learning on.

Sweet! I'll touch base to coordinate picking it up. :thu


You were caught by the food truck paparazzi!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v208/aaeichsteadt/Friday-Food-Trucks-002.gif

http://www.thehotsheetblog.com/

Hahaha.


You really dont know how to ride a bike? Like a bicycle or a motorcycle?

Nope. Apparently the one time my dad tried teaching me when I was a kid, it "didn't go too well." I tried teaching myself one drunken night back in '03 or '04 but my inebriation didn't really afford me the proper ability to balance to make it a successful attempt. And boy, were my bollocks mashed the next day.

M Sparks
03-16-2011, 11:31 AM
I'm a little offended that you are mistaking my hipster cruiser for a hipster fixed gear.

I apologize for my misunderstanding of bike mechanics. Enjoy your freewheel coasting mechanism.

(Thanks, Wikipedia!)

westcoastpirate
03-16-2011, 11:52 AM
You were caught by the food truck paparazzi!



http://www.thehotsheetblog.com/

Hahahahaha...

http://www.thehotsheetblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Friday-Food-Trucks-002-600x448.gif

captncrzy
03-16-2011, 12:22 PM
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j251/captncrzy/Misc/tomas.gif

Mr. Dylanja
03-16-2011, 12:33 PM
How was it, Tomas, what'd you get?

I.F.A.
03-16-2011, 12:41 PM
I apologize for my misunderstanding of bike mechanics. Enjoy your freewheel coasting mechanism.

(Thanks, Wikipedia!)

Bike mechanics are SRS HIPSTER BUSINESS. You've been warned.

I.F.A.
03-16-2011, 12:50 PM
Sweet! I'll touch base to coordinate picking it up. :thu


No problem. You should probably just keep it for a whole weekend. Unless you're precocious, a few hours might not be enough. When I was learning, it took me a while to really get that whole balance thing down. Once you have it, it's cake, but it can be hard to find your center of gravity. At least, that was my experience.

westcoastpirate
03-16-2011, 02:22 PM
How was it, Tomas, what'd you get?

I've been a few times, but the time in the pic I got Paradise Melt's pastrami melt sandwich, forget the actual name...which was pretty standard. If I would have looked a little further down on the menu there was a bomb California turkey melt my co-workers got that they said was great.

I have also gotten food from Riteway Catering, which is sort of Asian/Southwest inspired food items. I got 3 tacos; 1 like a veggie stir fry, 1 chicken, and 1 teriyaki shredded beef. Those weren't so great. But again, one of my co-workers got some vegan dish there along with some peanut butter and jelly wontons and the co-worker said those were both excellent.

I have also tried Short Leash Hot Dogs, which I would classify as gourmet hot dogs, which was really good. They even have veggie dogs for those who don't eat meat. Crazy combos of hot dogs and toppings and they all work together.

Now you got me thinking about going back this Friday...and let one of my co-workers order for me, haha.

I.F.A.
03-16-2011, 02:45 PM
We should do a Food Truck meet-up some Friday, for those of us who work downtownish.

mountmccabe
03-16-2011, 03:05 PM
That reminds me; I have jury duty next Thursday and should have an hour and a half for lunch. I would be happy to use that to meet up with downtowners for lunch!

faxman75
03-16-2011, 03:08 PM
Anyone interested in a Pizza Bianco meetup finally? I was thinking the next time Tommy is in town. Maybe Saturday May7th? (I think that's the right weekend) They no longer do reservations for large parties but I figure if we get there just before 5PM it all might work out... Just a suggestion, I know we've all been wanting to go for quite a while.

I should be able to make a lunchtime meetup as well. Not sure i'll partake in the eats but a short visit would be cool.

chairmenmeow47
03-16-2011, 03:15 PM
i would like to. that night is fine, but tommy will not be available for dinner that night, from what i understand.

I.F.A.
03-16-2011, 03:17 PM
That reminds me; I have jury duty next Thursday and should have an hour and a half for lunch. I would be happy to use that to meet up with downtowners for lunch!

I'm in. Also for Pizzeria Bianco.

faxman75
03-16-2011, 03:19 PM
Gotcha, I hadn't discussed it with him. I'm definitely still down though. I have never had Bianco and we are up to 3 with I.F.A.!

TommyboyUNM
03-16-2011, 03:24 PM
Can we do Pizza Bianco on Thursday the 5th? I'm doing a road trip wherein I'm driving to Phoenix on Thursday. Going to San Diego on Friday. Coming back to Phoenix on Sunday, and heading back home on Monday.

chairmenmeow47
03-16-2011, 03:28 PM
if some people want to get there early that thursday to try and get a table (if they will let us, i'm cool with that). i can't guarantee how late i'll have to work as thursday afternoons are meeting heavy for me.

faxman75
03-16-2011, 03:56 PM
I have no idea what we can get away with at Bianco. Weekdays are not as easy for me but I might be able to swing a 5:30ish meet up. It's also the middle of rush hour so i'm not sure what time everyone can be there by. Knowing how strict Bainco seems to be I can't see them letting one or two of us hold a table for a bunch of others either. So lets see what others think..

I.F.A.
03-16-2011, 03:59 PM
I get off at 5:30, so I usually can't make it to a weekday meet-up earlier than 6:00.

westcoastpirate
03-16-2011, 08:13 PM
If you're not at Bianco by 4pm you're going to wait a while for a table during the week, you need to get there earlier on the weekend. I walk over to the Rose & Crown for happy hour sometimes on Fridays at 4pm and the line for Bianco has always been long. And they don't open 'til 5pm.

M Sparks
03-17-2011, 09:49 AM
I'm off on Thursdays...I could arrive extra early and get us on the list.

sin213
03-17-2011, 10:52 AM
i think if you have 6+ in your group Bianco will actually take a reservation...

insbordnat
03-17-2011, 01:15 PM
Phoenix peeps:

If you are not planning on getting blitzed tonight, or if you want to have some pre-party activities, come join me at Squaw Peak Lanes tonight to support a great cause. I'm a board member of the Phoenix Conservatory of Music, a non-profit providing kids and adults with affordable music education here in the valley, and we're putting on a "ShamROCK" Bowling Event. Cost is $30 for individuals, which includes shoes, food, and bowling. There's a raffle with some great prizes too. More info HERE (http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e3b09b2edfcd9fce&llr=rkqowgcab). Sorry for the spam-like message - but it's for a great local cause.

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faxman75
03-17-2011, 01:21 PM
i think if you have 6+ in your group Bianco will actually take a reservation...

Nope not anymore.

sin213
03-17-2011, 01:42 PM
lame...that was the only way i was ever going to go back there. it's good pizza, just not worth a couple hours of waiting. the group rsvp seemed like the best way to go....guess not anymore.

I.F.A.
03-17-2011, 02:00 PM
That's pretty much the reason that I haven't been there yet - I don't care how awesome the food is, I don't want to wait two hours for the privilege of eating it. Also, it's retarded that they're not taking reservations any more. I'm not hating on Bianco specifically, because I have no idea if this is the case of them (this is just a HUGE peeve of mine), but I hate restaurant staff who act like your patronage is an imposition to them. Yes, I get that you're busy. You still need to be polite to would-be customers.

http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/cityofate/LA%20Story.jpg
You can't have the duck.

downingthief
03-17-2011, 02:10 PM
I stand firm on the greatness that is Bianco, and have no problem making a night of it. That's why there are bottles of wine. :)

I.F.A.
03-17-2011, 02:15 PM
Don't get me wrong, I'm still in for Bianco. I just take my chances to rant as they come.

downingthief
03-17-2011, 02:16 PM
I'd be in for a weekend. Weekdays are out for me. :(

captncrzy
03-17-2011, 05:50 PM
The truth is that christopher doesn't even cook anymore and from what I hear, Cibo is just as good. I'm a fan of Cibo already and you don't have to wait hours for a pie.

downingthief
03-17-2011, 09:27 PM
The truth is that christopher doesn't even cook anymore and from what I hear, Cibo is just as good. I'm a fan of Cibo already and you don't have to wait hours for a pie.

No, he can't anymore for health reasons. BUT, he still picks out the produce, etc...and he's trained everyone to the Nth degree. All I know is, my Bianco experiences have been almost orgasmic.

M Sparks
03-18-2011, 02:40 PM
Anything going on tonight? I was going to go to a party at Kim's friend's house tonight, but I guess that is canceled.

westcoastpirate
03-18-2011, 02:44 PM
Anything going on tonight? I was going to go to a party at Kim's friend's house tonight, but I guess that is canceled.

World Fest baby! With World of Beers! Free admission, $1.25/sample, $5/full glass, Heritage Square:

https://www.phoenixsistercities.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=31&Itemid=42

https://www.phoenixsistercities.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=40&Itemid=50

M Sparks
03-18-2011, 03:07 PM
Thanks. We went out with her friends last night and there was a lot of drunken drama, I doubt she will want to go to a beer fest, but I'll run it by her.

chairmenmeow47
03-18-2011, 03:27 PM
i always think "canceled" should have two ll's.

dinner with a friend then amy & i are playing rock band 3. all are welcome to join. bring guitars & mic stands, up to 7 can play now! oh, and a USB mic if someone happens to have one. my 2nd one broke :(

and i am going to dinner around 6:15 on mill. so like 8pm.

shermanoaksyo
03-18-2011, 09:47 PM
The Lost Leaf is miraculous.

westcoastpirate
03-18-2011, 10:22 PM
I work about a 2 minute walk from the Lost Leaf, and yes, I have been part of many miraculous drinking sessions there.

NachoCat
03-21-2011, 07:59 AM
Went hiking out by the superstitions yesterday. No luck on the gold but we did find some water. Just a little bit trickling in a little canyon. Really great hike. Took about 1.5 hours. A lot of the cacti were blooming and it was a perfect overcast day. If you are looking for a scenic, moderate hike this one is perfect. " Lost goldmines trail"

Mr. Dylanja
03-21-2011, 03:35 PM
Who's been to Hidden House? Yelp reviews make it sound disgustingly awesome.

Was thinking about stopping by and hearing some classic hip hop tonight.

sddoctor
03-21-2011, 04:22 PM
Who's been to Hidden House? Yelp reviews make it sound disgustingly awesome.

Was thinking about stopping by and hearing some classic hip hop tonight.

Split into two separate rooms...hidden house has the larger bar and pool tables, bruno mali's hosts the hip hop nights like 'The Shop' and has the smaller horseshoe shape bar. It's an all around chill place, nothing really amazing, just a neighborhood bar, pool hall and dive. Cheap drinks and cheap pool tables.

M Sparks
03-21-2011, 05:40 PM
Hidden house has great free comedy on wednesdays and thursdays. You get like 10 comics and only a few of them suck.

downingthief
03-21-2011, 07:05 PM
Hidden House has a soft place in my heart. :)

I.F.A.
03-22-2011, 08:44 AM
I've been going to Hidden House for years. I've even had a couple of Birthday celebrations there. It's definitely a dive (though not as divey as say, Bikini), and free pool on Saturdays. I like filling the juke box with ABBA and Queen and watching the looks of disgust on the faces of the bikers and cholos.

downingthief
03-22-2011, 09:00 AM
OH, No...We suck again!* (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/22/arizona-legislators-abortion_n_838975.html)



*part 524

Mr. Dylanja
03-22-2011, 09:13 AM
Yeah, I didn't go, but I do drive by it every night so it's only a matter of time. The comedy night sounds fun.

M Sparks
03-23-2011, 09:15 AM
Heads up...I may have an extra ticket. I have a potential buyer, but if you know anyone who needs one, I'd rather sell local so we can exchange money for wristband once they arrive. Face value plus fees-$321.25.

NachoCat
03-23-2011, 09:42 AM
Mark , My friend needs one! I would be forever greatful! she lost hope on going but If I let her know i can get one at face value she would prob be in! Let me know! Thanks!

Mr. Dylanja
03-23-2011, 10:17 AM
Marc, I could probably take that off your hands too.

If you have to choose, remember: I spelled your name correctly and also have more SWAG.

NachoCat
03-23-2011, 10:34 AM
Damn it, I did spell it wrong.

As far as SWAG though.... I got you beat hands down yo

I.F.A.
03-23-2011, 11:22 AM
I'd like to make a cock-fighting/cock-measuring pun, but I've got nothing. A TANK? SRSLY?


PHOENIX -- Sheriff Joe Arpaio rolled out the tanks (http://www.kpho.com/news/27272012/detail.html) to take down a man suspected of cockfighting...the entire scene was basically a stage, to help actor Steven Seagal’s TV show, “Lawman.”

Seagal was riding in the tank.

downingthief
03-23-2011, 11:26 AM
I'd like to make a cock-fighting/cock-measuring pun, but I've got nothing. A TANK? SRSLY?

Sheriff Joe is a walking photo op, nothing more.

NachoCat
03-23-2011, 11:37 AM
Marc, I could probably take that off your hands too.

If you have to choose, remember: I spelled your name correctly and also have more SWAG.


I propose a friendly competition for the ticket...

http://dwellingintheword.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/12-sack-race.jpg

sin213
03-23-2011, 01:02 PM
http://www.advancedentertainment.com/Catagories/Gladiator_Pedestal_Joustpic.jpg

JOUST!

captncrzy
03-23-2011, 01:14 PM
Rock Band sing-off at Ivy's.

M Sparks
03-23-2011, 01:21 PM
I've got a potential buyer already, but Dylan gets second dibs, and I'll put friend-of-person-I've-never-met 3rd.

NachoCat
03-23-2011, 02:42 PM
Fair enough

TomAz
03-25-2011, 09:01 AM
After close to 15 years, today I am cancelling my subscription to the Arizona Repugnant. This has been a difficult decision - I believe a thriving journalism is important to maintaining a healthy democracy - and it's not like it's expensive. It's just that I never read the damned thing. Ultimately, my decision is driven by all the paper sitting around more than anything. Even though the paper is a piece of shit.

The NY Times is making digital-only subscriptions available starting next week, so I will cancel my home-delivery subscription with them too, even though that paper is great.

amyzzz
03-25-2011, 09:05 AM
I stopped subscribing to the Republic 10 years ago. Too much paper lying around. I might try to subscribe to the NY Times on my Kindle (except the damn thing has been slow lately).

What's the best way to get local news? NPR doesn't have enough, and TV news personalities annoy the hell out of me.

downingthief
03-25-2011, 09:06 AM
I was contemplating doing the digital only with NY times. I haven't subscribed to the Republic in over 5 years.

I.F.A.
03-25-2011, 09:16 AM
I subscribed to the Republic ages ago and never read it so canceled, and the copy we subscribe to at work lives on my desk counter and I still only occasionally read the Arizona Living section, mainly for the recipes. I tend to think it's a pretty useless paper.

That said, I regularly read NYT and WSJ online (I'll have to do the NYT sub for work anyway), and a few of the news magazines we subscribe to at work (Phoenix Business Journal, Newsweek, Time, The Capitol Times, etc...).

I really wish that AZ had a more worthwhile print paper. I still read The New Times every once in a while, but tend to think that it's pretty useless too. Though, on the upside of that, one of my friends has a vendetta against TNT that is pretty hilarious. His bitching is pretty much the only thing that keeps me reading.

downingthief
03-25-2011, 12:20 PM
Ok, who knew that Toad the Wet Sprocket was playing at the Marquee tonight? More importantly...why didn't you tell me???

amyzzz
03-25-2011, 12:25 PM
uhhh...

captncrzy
03-25-2011, 12:38 PM
I didn't know that. Dang. Ah well.

sin213
03-25-2011, 12:39 PM
i knew...i didn't think anyone would care.

I.F.A.
03-25-2011, 12:40 PM
I noticed that last week, and totally meant to tell you. Fail!

downingthief
03-25-2011, 12:47 PM
Boo, Hiss

I.F.A.
03-25-2011, 12:48 PM
:internet seppuku:

mountmccabe
03-25-2011, 12:55 PM
i knew...i didn't think anyone would care.

Same, really.

I knew and had it listed in the first post calender of upcoming shows in the Arizona lounge, but didn't think anyone would care much.

TomAz
03-25-2011, 12:56 PM
jesus. hugh cornwell is playing the george & dragon this weekend??? with clem burke???

this is like an episode of the twilight zone or something.

Mr. Dylanja
03-25-2011, 12:56 PM
There's still time, it's not like the show was last night.

TomAz
03-25-2011, 01:00 PM
fuck toad. do you people know who the fuck hugh cornwell is?


and I have plans for Saturday night. dammit.

downingthief
03-25-2011, 01:01 PM
Same, really.

I knew and had it listed in the first post calender of upcoming shows in the Arizona lounge, but didn't think anyone would care much.

I never had the chance to see them back in the day. Always wanted to. Alas, I won't be able to tonight.

TomAz
03-25-2011, 01:02 PM
see, in my mind, Duran Duran ought to be playing the George & Dragon, and The Stranglers ought to be reunited headlining Coachella.

downingthief
03-25-2011, 01:03 PM
It's a good thing we are not in your mind. :)

J/k...Stranglers would be cool to see, too.

TomAz
03-25-2011, 01:04 PM
well you can go see their singer and guitar player with Blondie's drummer in a fucking pub this weekend.

TomAz
03-25-2011, 01:07 PM
or you could go see REM's guitar player in a different fucking pub.

what a weird weekend.

captncrzy
03-25-2011, 01:07 PM
So, we can go down there and watch the UofA game, and then see Hugh Cornwall? Weird.

downingthief
03-25-2011, 01:08 PM
Yeah, that would be sick. I will have to miss that too...going to my cousin's (she's my God Daughter, too.) wedding Saturday night. I get to play a Jack Johnson song as part of the ceremony. The things I do for my family! :)

sin213
03-25-2011, 01:09 PM
pizzeria bianco to open at lunch time

http://www.azcentral.com/thingstodo/dining/articles/2011/01/06/20110106pizzeria-bianco-opening-lunch-starting-april.html

captncrzy
03-25-2011, 01:10 PM
See, you could have played a Knife cover at my wedding.

downingthief
03-25-2011, 01:12 PM
I would have for you guys!

captncrzy
03-25-2011, 01:13 PM
You didn't seem interested so I didn't push it.

Mr. Dylanja
03-25-2011, 01:20 PM
My ten year high school reunion is tomorrow.

downingthief
03-25-2011, 01:22 PM
Would have been honored! I now realize that was my issue, cause I think you asked for addresses on the board, and I never saw the post. :(

EDIT: In response to Jen.

I.F.A.
03-25-2011, 01:24 PM
My ten year high school reunion is tomorrow.

Mine is coming up. Are you going to yours?

Mr. Dylanja
03-25-2011, 03:14 PM
My friends are trying to talk me in to going on their party bus, but I don't it's going to happen. It's ninety bucks at the door, open bar, but that's a little too steep for me with Coachella right around the corner.

I.F.A.
03-25-2011, 03:20 PM
Eek, that's a bit expensive. I think they're planning mine for the fall. I'm actually looking forward to it.

TheClares
03-25-2011, 08:15 PM
After close to 15 years, today I am cancelling my subscription to the Arizona Repugnant. This has been a difficult decision - I believe a thriving journalism is important to maintaining a healthy democracy - and it's not like it's expensive. It's just that I never read the damned thing. Ultimately, my decision is driven by all the paper sitting around more than anything. Even though the paper is a piece of shit.

The NY Times is making digital-only subscriptions available starting next week, so I will cancel my home-delivery subscription with them too, even though that paper is great.

I cancelled my Fountain Hills Times subscription (weekly local paper for Tom and me) because i was barely reading it, and it was being used mainly as a way to start fires in my fireplace.

FYI -

Tip #1 - The New York Times digital subscription is free with delivery of the Sunday NYT, which is cheaper (in most markets) than the Digital Subscription alone. Nice suggestion, don't want the paper copy of even the Sunday paper, have it delivered to your local library or other worthy location.

Tip #2 - There are already Pay/Firewall add-ons for Firefox that will let you bypass their limitations of reading articles for free. Apparently the paywall security is so weak it only took 4 lines of code to defeat it.

NachoCat
03-28-2011, 10:20 AM
Hiked Squaw peak on sat. Saw 3 Orange lizards. HUGE. Not Gila monsters. Anyone know what these are?

chairmenmeow47
03-28-2011, 10:21 AM
no, but i heard about your hike from cassandra on saturday night :)

NachoCat
03-28-2011, 10:25 AM
ohhhh. Yeah she brought Magnus! cute little fucker! Do you know Jim?

TomAz
03-28-2011, 10:45 AM
this?

http://www.reptilesofaz.org/Graphics/Lizards/SCEMAG-09.jpg

http://www.reptilesofaz.org/Graphics/Lizards/SCEMAG-2005.jpg

TomAz
03-28-2011, 10:49 AM
you know in 15 years living in Az I have seen all sorts of things (as I have reported at length elsewhere in this thread)... but I have to see a gila monster. not a glimpse, not even once.

I.F.A.
03-28-2011, 10:54 AM
I've yet to see a gila monster in the wild, but when I was a kid we used to play with (i.e. capture and, from its perspective, probably torment) the horned toads that hung around my parent's cabin up in Pinewood.

Having grown up in the boonies, I grew up used to things like finding rattle snakes (and all manner of lizard and bug) in the yard (and, once, house). They don't really startle or bother me - I just pay very close attention when hiking and give them a wide berth.

NachoCat
03-28-2011, 10:56 AM
Looks a little like the second one but not exactly.

chairmenmeow47
03-28-2011, 10:57 AM
i will never get used to snakes. we used to have them out at my house too, but they are still limbless freaks to me.

and yeah scott, magnus was adorable! i've only hung out with jim maybe once or twice. i try to see him at the marquee, but he's usually busy.

I.F.A.
03-28-2011, 11:00 AM
^ Yeah, I also just like snakes. I kept trying to get my parents to let me have one as a kid, but my mom had a strict "no vermin" pet policy.

downingthief
03-28-2011, 11:17 AM
you know in 15 years living in Az I have seen all sorts of things (as I have reported at length elsewhere in this thread)... but I have to see a gila monster. not a glimpse, not even once.

I saw one in my back yard growing up. Thing was huge, and slow.

TomAz
03-28-2011, 11:41 AM
Sean are you going to coachella this year?

downingthief
03-28-2011, 11:44 AM
Yessir

insbordnat
03-28-2011, 06:56 PM
Anybody going to Scottsdale Culinary Festival next weekend? I don't know if I want to fork over the dough considering Coachella is right around the corner. There is also "Forks and Corks" at Cityscape next Thursday night.

downingthief
03-28-2011, 07:33 PM
Eh, I've gone in the past...it is a bit of a rip off, IMO. Some good eats though. But, to enjoy it to its fullest, you need to flash the cash.

westcoastpirate
03-28-2011, 07:40 PM
They have a great beer section at Scottsdale Culinary Fest.

NachoCat
03-29-2011, 08:02 AM
Roll Call... who's going, who's not?

Going
Nachocat

TomAz
03-29-2011, 08:30 AM
yes, good idea. I assume you mean Coachella and not the Scottsdale Culinary Fest?

Going
Nachocat
TomAz

NachoCat
03-29-2011, 09:53 AM
Yes

I.F.A.
03-29-2011, 09:58 AM
Going
Nachocat
TomAz
Amy

kroqken
03-29-2011, 10:01 AM
Can one of you Phoenixers elaborate on this whole 602 vs 623 vs 480 broohaha.

I.F.A.
03-29-2011, 10:05 AM
602 is the area code for central Phoenix. 623 is for cities on the west side (Glendale, El Mirage, Surprise, etc... also, based on the map, Anthem), and 480 is the east side (Tempe, Scottsdale, Chandler, Gilbert, etc.).

http://www.whitepages.com/common/images/maps/PHE.gif

downingthief
03-29-2011, 10:24 AM
Going
Nachocat
TomAz
Amy
Sean

TomAz
03-29-2011, 10:24 AM
this was a 'broohaha' in like, what, 1996?

jesus ken.

Mr. Dylanja
03-29-2011, 11:02 AM
Going
Nachocat
TomAz
Amy
Sean
Dylan

sddoctor
03-29-2011, 11:10 AM
Going
Nachocat
TomAz
Amy
Sean
Dylan
sddoctor

amyzzz
03-29-2011, 11:12 AM
Not going

Amy

(since there was no list yet)

M Sparks
03-29-2011, 11:49 AM
I assume you mean Coachella and not the Scottsdale Culinary Fest?

I totally didn't get that at all.

Going
Nachocat
TomAz
Amy
Sean
Dylan
sddoctor
Marc

M Sparks
03-29-2011, 11:50 AM
Can one of you Phoenixers elaborate on this whole 602 vs 623 vs 480 broohaha.

What the fuck?

LickTheLizzard
03-29-2011, 11:52 AM
i am going. to coachella... if that is what we are talking about.

NachoCat
03-29-2011, 11:55 AM
Going
Nachocat (Scott)
TomAz
Amy
Sean
Dylan
sddoctor
Marc
LicktheLizzard

M Sparks
03-29-2011, 11:57 AM
BTW, it looks like the Tennis Garden parking shuttle passes are going to be shipped, so if anyone in the Phoenix area wants one, let me know. I'll take any token offer, just hate to see it go to waste.

sin213
03-29-2011, 12:15 PM
Going
Nachocat (Scott)
TomAz
Amy
Sean
Dylan
sddoctor
Marc
LicktheLizzard
Jason

Alligator Bogaloo
03-29-2011, 01:09 PM
This will be my 5th Coachella!

mountmccabe
03-29-2011, 04:52 PM
Going
Nachocat (Scott)
TomAz
Amy
Sean
Dylan
sddoctor
Marc
LicktheLizzard
Jason
Micah
John

insbordnat
03-29-2011, 05:22 PM
Going
Nachocat (Scott)
TomAz
Amy
Sean
Dylan
sddoctor
Marc
LicktheLizzard
Jason
Micah
John
insbordnat (David)

SeantheJeweler
03-29-2011, 06:34 PM
Going
Nachocat (Scott)
TomAz
Amy
Sean
Dylan
sddoctor
Marc
LicktheLizzard
Jason
Micah
John
insbordnat (David)
SeantheJeweler

Somewhat Damaged
03-29-2011, 06:54 PM
I think these newer folks like Lick the Lizard, insbordnat, & Sean the Jeweler, would be well served to post pics of themselves, if not in this thread then in the Post Your Picture thread. Unless your intentions in saying you're attending the festival are not to fraternize with the rest of us but simply to let us know that you, too, will be in attendance, leaving us to wander the polo fields questioning if random passers-by are you.

Going
Nachocat (Scott)
TomAz
Amy
Sean
Dylan
sddoctor
Marc
LicktheLizzard
Jason
Micah
John
insbordnat (David)
SeantheJeweler
Somewhat Damaged (Rick)
captncrzy (Jennifer)

Alligator Bogaloo
03-29-2011, 06:55 PM
Coachella package came today by ups. They left it under my doormat.

Gribbz
03-29-2011, 07:06 PM
you know in 15 years living in Az I have seen all sorts of things (as I have reported at length elsewhere in this thread)... but I have to see a gila monster. not a glimpse, not even once.


I've yet to see a gila monster in the wild,

I see them every now and then. I always get excited when I spot one. I'm surprised my dogs are smart enough to not fuck with them.

EDIT* I am attending Coachella as well.

TheClares
03-30-2011, 02:34 AM
Going
Nachocat (Scott)
TomAz
Amy
Sean
Dylan
sddoctor
Marc
LicktheLizzard
Jason
Micah
John
insbordnat (David)
SeantheJeweler
Somewhat Damaged (Rick)
captncrzy (Jennifer)
Paul and Kim (theclares)

TomAz
03-30-2011, 06:46 AM
Going
Nachocat (Scott)
TomAz
Amy
Sean
Dylan
sddoctor
Marc
LicktheLizzard
Jason
Micah
John
insbordnat (David)
SeantheJeweler
Somewhat Damaged (Rick)
captncrzy (Jennifer)
Dale Gribble (Dale Gribble)
Paul and Kim (theclares)

TomAz
03-30-2011, 07:08 AM
I only know 6 people on that list. Plus Jason and the Clares whom I've met briefly.

chairmenmeow47
03-30-2011, 07:40 AM
now you know seven ;) and this is my seventh coachella coincidentally.

Going
Nachocat (Scott)
TomAz
Amy
Sean
Dylan
sddoctor
Marc
LicktheLizzard
Jason
Micah
John
insbordnat (David)
SeantheJeweler
Somewhat Damaged (Rick)
captncrzy (Jennifer)
Dale Gribble (Dale Gribble)
Paul and Kim (theclares)
IVY-FUCKING-SAUR (chairmenmeow47 BITCHES)

TomAz
03-30-2011, 07:50 AM
this is also my 7th coachella. hmmm, destiny?

captncrzy
03-30-2011, 07:58 AM
Also, any new people that attend any Phoenix boardie meetups have to buy the beers and bus the tables.

chairmenmeow47
03-30-2011, 01:04 PM
it's my dad's birthday. anyone know of a place for dinner with a live band tonight?

westcoastpirate
03-30-2011, 01:34 PM
it's my dad's birthday. anyone know of a place for dinner with a live band tonight?

Char's Has the Blues?

NachoCat
03-30-2011, 01:36 PM
Not sure whats going on there tonight but I went to "Doc's Place" last weekend for a comedy show. Its a jazz club and they had some jazz playing before the comics. It was fun, the guys playing were good. Might want to check that place out if he's into that sort of thing. Camelback and 20th I think?

captncrzy
03-30-2011, 01:36 PM
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/194/467427790_5f75bf693b.jpg

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQOIY08pFOXGBd8IMl74N6Y2e418ghn3 cu7qldIYTf_mK5gojeS&t=1

Duh.

I.F.A.
03-30-2011, 01:44 PM
Not sure whats going on there tonight but I went to "Doc's Place" last weekend for a comedy show. Its a jazz club and they had some jazz playing before the comics. It was fun, the guys playing were good. Might want to check that place out if he's into that sort of thing. Camelback and 20th I think?

I was totally going to suggest Doc's, but I checked their calendar and nothing tonight. That place is great though.

denies the day
03-30-2011, 04:55 PM
Roll call? I'm in!

This will be my tenth year attending the festival but first time camping. Heading out with seven other heads from the 602. I've only met a few boardies (Ivy, John, Captncrazy & Somewhat Damaged, I think).

chairmenmeow47
03-30-2011, 08:17 PM
i feel bad cause i never remember your real name :x but i hope to bump into you!!!!

denies the day
03-30-2011, 09:30 PM
i feel bad cause i never remember your real name :x but i hope to bump into you!!!!

Who me? I'm Manny. I have a pretty good feeling I'll bump into you very soon.

;)

chairmenmeow47
03-30-2011, 09:35 PM
YES! manny. M-A-N-N-Y. i will not forget now. can't wait :)

M Sparks
03-30-2011, 10:56 PM
Roll call? I'm in!

This will be my tenth year attending the festival but first time camping. Heading out with seven other heads from the 602. I've only met a few boardies (Ivy, John, Captncrazy & Somewhat Damaged, I think).

I think I met you once...maybe at Caribou last Spring? It was definitely at The Clubhouse.

EmLeaux
03-31-2011, 06:29 AM
Going
Nachocat (Scott)
TomAz
Amy
Sean
Dylan
sddoctor
Marc
LicktheLizzard
Jason
Micah
John
insbordnat (David)
SeantheJeweler
Somewhat Damaged (Rick)
captncrzy (Jennifer)
Dale Gribble (Dale Gribble)
Paul and Kim (theclares)
IVY-FUCKING-SAUR (chairmenmeow47 BITCHES)
EmLeaux (MLo)

Here is a pic (http://coachella.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2091841&postcount=54) of me with a famous celebrity from 2009.

denies the day
03-31-2011, 08:17 AM
I think I met you once...maybe at Caribou last Spring? It was definitely at The Clubhouse.

Edward Sharpe? I think it's coming back to me, yeah.

Wristbands yet, anyone? We're getting antsy over here.

NachoCat
03-31-2011, 08:19 AM
Got mine yesterday and I believe Lizzard got his as well

TomAz
03-31-2011, 08:20 AM
I got mine yesterday as well.

captncrzy
03-31-2011, 08:23 AM
No wristbands, no emails with tracking numbers. Nada.

EmLeaux
03-31-2011, 08:26 AM
Friend in Tempe said she got hers already. I got the email with tracking numbers - going to be delivered Friday.

I got a shuttle pass, too - we'll just see if they included it in the shipment. I've been reading that people have got their wristbands but no shuttle passes.

chairmenmeow47
03-31-2011, 08:33 AM
w00t! i just got my vacation reminder for coachella on outlook. i usually set vacation reminders two weeks out. i'm excited :) amy & i will be starting work on t-shirts soon too.

denies the day
03-31-2011, 08:44 AM
No wristbands, no emails with tracking numbers. Nada.

Same here with half of our group. :confused:

insbordnat
03-31-2011, 09:20 AM
Got mine, as well as car camping pass.

M Sparks
03-31-2011, 11:02 AM
Here is a pic (http://coachella.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2091841&postcount=54) of me with a famous celebrity from 2009.

Which one is you? I have no idea who the celebrity is.


Edward Sharpe? I think it's coming back to me, yeah.

Wristbands yet, anyone? We're getting antsy over here.

I didn't go to Sharpe. I have two tracking numbers, one is supposed to come tomorrow, the other hasn't moved. I have 2 orders, I hope neither of them got split into multiple shipments and there's still more to come.

captncrzy
03-31-2011, 11:12 AM
I think the celebrity is the guy in the hat. Celebs always wear cowboy hats, and rarely wear homemade tshirts.

Also, Rick got our tracking number today.

EmLeaux
03-31-2011, 11:21 AM
Which one is you? I have no idea who the celebrity is.

I loled. I am glad people don't know who the hell Mystery is. It was cool to run into him in 2009 - nowadays it would kinda be lame.

Here's Mystery's bio via his official website (http://www.venusianarts.com/mystery/). Surely you remember both seasons of The Pickup Artist on VH1?

I'm on the right.

EmLeaux
03-31-2011, 11:22 AM
I think the celebrity is the guy in the hat. Celebs always wear cowboy hats, and rarely wear homemade tshirts.

I'll have you know I purchased that doozy of a shirt at the Goodwill on Southern and McClintock.

M Sparks
03-31-2011, 11:25 AM
I googled "Homemade T-shirts" and this is the first thing that came up.

http://img2.timeinc.net/people/i/2007/stylewatch/blog/070514/ryan_phillipe_400x300.jpg

However, I'm not sure Ryan Phillipe counts as a celebrity anymore.

M Sparks
03-31-2011, 11:28 AM
Here's Mystery's bio via his official website (http://www.venusianarts.com/mystery/). Surely you remember both seasons of The Pickup Artist on VH1?

I do not, but that website is hilarious.

ponyup
03-31-2011, 11:39 AM
Ohhh my god I remember that douche. That show was hilarious, mainly because he took himself so seriously.

sorry to jump in! I'm from Phoenix, but I live in Flagstaff currently for school.

EmLeaux
03-31-2011, 12:28 PM
I do not, but that website is hilarious.

I was half-joking, anyway. That guy is 100% the real deal, and his show proved it. He did a great thing for those kids on his show by giving them confidence and self-esteem and such. I just wish he didn't have to turn them all into such douches in the process.

Fun fact: the second season of The Pickup Artist was filmed in Phoenix/Scottsdale.

TommyboyUNM
03-31-2011, 12:34 PM
The show was pretty bad, and that guy is a giant douche, but his core ideas are solid. Common sense, really. It's essentially that you should show some confidence while talking to women. Straddle the line between nice guy and dickhead without being too cocky.

Hi, Phoenix, I'm going to the Coachellas.

I.F.A.
03-31-2011, 01:05 PM
My passes just came! And there was much rejoicing!

downingthief
03-31-2011, 01:18 PM
Yeeeeaaaaahhhh

http://www.seattlesubsonic.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/much_rejoicing.jpg

westcoastpirate
03-31-2011, 03:07 PM
Paging captncrzy:

How hard would it be for me to change the name on an airline ticket? For example, if I bought 2 round-trip tickets with my account; the first ticket is in my name and the second ticket is in my wife's name. But later I find out my wife can't make the trip so I want to change the name on the second ticket to someone else. How hard would this be and would there be any fees associated with this from US Airways?

Does anyone know the policy for changing the name on a ticket at Southwest?

I'm trying to plan a trip as a surprise so I need to figure out my best options. Thanks.

faxman75
03-31-2011, 03:24 PM
Paging John:

I have interest in going to the symphony and have never gone before. I was browsing their website and I was considering one of the May 5 - 7 Grieg & Tchaikovsky performances. I know very little about the symphony other than I love listening to symphonies on internet radio Venice and on Sirus/XM's Symphony channel. I started out just liking Chopin and piano pieces when I was a bit younger and now i'm appreciating much more though I rarely know what i'm listening to or who. I know I like Mozart and Bach quite a bit but I enjoy almost everything I hear.

I look forward to your thoughts. If I enjoy and I think I will, i'll most likely purchase a Season pass for the upcoming season in May as they are apparently only $30 for me since i'm a student and that gets me into all of the "classics" concerts.

captncrzy
03-31-2011, 03:39 PM
Paging captncrzy:

How hard would it be for me to change the name on an airline ticket? For example, if I bought 2 round-trip tickets with my account; the first ticket is in my name and the second ticket is in my wife's name. But later I find out my wife can't make the trip so I want to change the name on the second ticket to someone else. How hard would this be and would there be any fees associated with this from US Airways?

Does anyone know the policy for changing the name on a ticket at Southwest?

I'm trying to plan a trip as a surprise so I need to figure out my best options. Thanks.

Yeah, there will be a change fee with every airline; the fee amount varies by company. I think it's somewhere between $50 and $100.

mountmccabe
03-31-2011, 04:39 PM
Paging John:

I have interest in going to the symphony and have never gone before. I was browsing their website and I was considering one of the May 5 - 7 Grieg & Tchaikovsky performances. I know very little about the symphony other than I love listening to symphonies on internet radio Venice and on Sirus/XM's Symphony channel. I started out just liking Chopin and piano pieces when I was a bit younger and now i'm appreciating much more though I rarely know what i'm listening to or who. I know I like Mozart and Bach quite a bit but I enjoy almost everything I hear.

I look forward to your thoughts. If I enjoy and I think I will, i'll most likely purchase a Season pass for the upcoming season in May as they are apparently only $30 for me since i'm a student and that gets me into all of the "classics" concerts.

I can wholeheartedly recommend the Phoenix Symphony. The recently renovated Symphony Hall looks and sounds great.

Also the piano concerti they are playing at those shows are both great and both popular. This is at least the third time in the last decade that the PSO has programmed Tchaikovsky's 1st Piano Concerto and may be the 4th or 5th. I know they have done the Grieg in that span, too.

I am guessing you are looking for balcony tickets. This is very reasonable and you will have a much more full view of the orchestra than from the floor, which can be good when first seeing a orchestra perform live.

I had partial season tickets to the Symphony for a good number of years (though the most I ever had was half the season... which worked out to a about a concert a month) and was very happy with it.


Also: one very nice thing about the symphony is that you know what they're going to play. You can familiarize yourself with the music well beforehand... that is if you do decide to buy the series pass (really? only $30 for 14 concerts? That's unbelievably good) you can start listening to Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez, Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra, Elgar's Engima Variations, Liszt's Piano Concerto #1, Dvorak's Cello Concerto, Sibelieus' 3rd Symphony and Beethoven's 7th Symphony (to name the pieces I would be most excited for.)

faxman75
03-31-2011, 04:49 PM
Excellent, apparently because i'm a student it's only $10 on the day of the show one hour before showtime as well. This should give me the ability to attend a couple before the new season starts. One show a month is probably all I would get to but if the pass is $30 I would obviously just get that and enjoy the flexibility. I will find out more in person at the Box office but for now my plan is to get to those early May performances.

SeantheJeweler
03-31-2011, 05:14 PM
I think these newer folks like Lick the Lizard, insbordnat, & Sean the Jeweler, would be well served to post pics of themselves, if not in this thread then in the Post Your Picture thread. Unless your intentions in saying you're attending the festival are not to fraternize with the rest of us but simply to let us know that you, too, will be in attendance, leaving us to wander the polo fields questioning if random passers-by are you.

Going
Nachocat (Scott)
TomAz
Amy
Sean
Dylan
sddoctor
Marc
LicktheLizzard
Jason
Micah
John
insbordnat (David)
SeantheJeweler
Somewhat Damaged (Rick)
captncrzy (Jennifer)


SeantheJeweler =
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/smterry/SandTranzitb-day2009.jpg
That's myself with DJ Tranzit (local house DJ) on his birthday when I gave him that piece he is wearing (he ordered it from me). You can always find me by looking for the pendant I am wearing :-) www.seanthejeweler.com if anyone is curious to see my work! ASU Alum!

downingthief
04-01-2011, 09:04 AM
Anyone doing First Friday tonight? I was planning on going to this first:

http://paytoncurry.com/

Payton is buddy of mine, and ridiculously talented. Will be cool to hit the old diner!
Who's in??

chairmenmeow47
04-01-2011, 09:09 AM
$10 the day of the show for students at the symphony?! fuck yeah. i didn't know that. i haven't seen much on the schedule i wanted to see this season.

no first friday's for me tonight, i'm broke. i think i'm also tagging along with my boyfriend & a friend of his tonight for a fun-guy's adventure ;)

and welcome ponyup!

faxman75
04-01-2011, 09:42 AM
$10 the day of the show for students at the symphony?! fuck yeah. i didn't know that. i haven't seen much on the schedule i wanted to see this season.


The student rules say "full time students" but i'm looking at my student ID and it says nothing about full time or part time so i'm interested to see if just flashing my ID works. I'm guessing it will but i'll find out In May.

chairmenmeow47
04-01-2011, 09:45 AM
my school doesn't do IDs. my old school did, but it's like paper and practically crumbles at this point. it still works at harkins though.

captncrzy
04-01-2011, 09:48 AM
Sean-we can't. We have to deal with Rick's car tonight.

downingthief
04-01-2011, 09:50 AM
Sean-we can't. We have to deal with Rick's car tonight.

Booooo

mountmccabe
04-01-2011, 09:54 AM
That place looks like it has some great options. I am interested!

downingthief
04-01-2011, 10:04 AM
That place looks like it has some great options. I am interested!

Cool! Payton knows his stuff, believe me...his pulled mozz is the BEST I have ever had. Hands down.

I'm going to get there around 5. Meeting some other friends down there, as well.

Alligator Bogaloo
04-04-2011, 01:14 PM
I feel pretty... oh so pretty.

I wish I could have gone to that MSG LCD SS show. It looked very awesome.

I hope we get set times on Monday. I have an empty spreadsheet and highlighter that are on standby.

Somewhat Damaged
04-04-2011, 02:18 PM
I wish we'd get set times this week, give us more time to research bands that play during periods when we don't have anything else lined up. As it is, I'm going to be so swamped next week in my couple of days at work that I won't have time to do any further research. Meh.

How much time is everyone taking off for Coachella? I was only going to go for my requisite Thursday, Friday, and Monday, but the following week is month-end and I've seen so many people come back from vacation in the middle of month-end and be saddled with a bunch of hot starts (and kind of experienced it myself last week, which was just a regular ol' week) so I decided to take the Tuesday & Wednesday after the festival off, too. When I get back on Thursday, it'll be a crazy day but I'll only be helping other people with their orders instead of having to bother with any of my own. Will probably end up having to work that weekend to get through the mountain of e-mails that will undoubtedly be awaiting me.

Oh, and if you're curious why I've been so unusually chatty on the board today (I'm sure nobody's noticed but 2 posts in the middle of the day constitutes chattiness), I went bike riding yesterday & boy is my taint sore. I actually probably could've toughed it out & gone to work today but I had my laptop with me & the files for the accounts starting today & tomorrow, plus my car is still in the shop & I didn't feel like carpooling. That and I've got sick time available, so why not use some of it, even if it's only going to amount to an hour?
But the bike riding was a success for the most part once the seat was adjusted so I wasn't standing on my tiptoes when I was straddling the seat. I managed to ride around and stay upright. Turning is an adventure and stopping can be as well, but I think I'll be able to work it out next Thursday so I'm not falling into traffic en route to the fest. Not horrific considering it was my first time ever giving it a go.

Mr. Dylanja
04-04-2011, 02:21 PM
Once you figure it out, it's just like riding a bike.

What do you do for work, Rick?

I'm taking Thu-Fri and Mon off.

higgybaby23
04-04-2011, 02:35 PM
I went bike riding yesterday & boy is my taint sore.

I'm using this excuse the next time I need to take a day off.

I.F.A.
04-04-2011, 02:41 PM
Rick, I'm glad you got the bike situation covered. :)

faxman75
04-04-2011, 03:19 PM
I'm taking Thu-Fri and Mon off.

Me too.

LooseAtTheZoo
04-04-2011, 03:21 PM
I'll be there, right now I'm going through friends seeing who has space in their cars for the ride up to Coachella.

See you all there!

sin213
04-04-2011, 03:28 PM
i'm off wed-tues for coachella.

TomAz
04-04-2011, 03:48 PM
thurs-mon. i will probably work half a day thursday morning.

Somewhat Damaged
04-05-2011, 08:58 AM
Dylan: I work for ADP, the payroll company. I set up new accounts. I kick ass at it, as evinced by being #1 in my department in quality survey scores in the 2nd quarter of the fiscal year & #2 YTD. (The guy who's #1 has about 7 years on me in seniority. I'm the 3rd least tenured person here. I'm kind of a big deal.) It's kind of a rotten thing because I've been here long enough now that sales reps know how good I am and want me to do their tough orders, so there are periods when I'm really slammed because I've got all these reps turning in a bunch of orders & requesting me. It was what my goal was when I first got here, to be recognized for quality, but then here's the rub.

NachoCat
04-05-2011, 09:22 AM
I took off fri-wed. Leaving thursday after work.

chairmenmeow47
04-05-2011, 09:37 AM
thursday through tuesday. wish i was taking more off, but this is the first year i've actually not been too worried about running out of vacation time so i didn't plan accordingly.

I.F.A.
04-05-2011, 09:39 AM
I'm taking Friday and Monday, with half days Thursday and Tuesday. Wish I could just take full days, but there's no one to cover.

rskapcat
04-05-2011, 09:51 AM
Hi, Phoenix people. Rick, I'm glad the bike situation is handled.

captncrzy
04-05-2011, 10:03 AM
His bollocks are still squashed, though.

rskapcat
04-05-2011, 10:03 AM
Sacrifices must be made.

TomAz
04-05-2011, 10:04 AM
I'm kind of a big deal

I would sig this, but I'm not sick of my existing sig yet.

Mr. Dylanja
04-05-2011, 10:10 AM
Anchor Man was on this weekend too.


Jen, can you link me to the bike rental company please? How much was it for the weekend?

captncrzy
04-05-2011, 10:13 AM
You mean the one in Indio/Palm Desert?

http://www.triabike.com/

rskapcat
04-05-2011, 10:17 AM
Dylan, you might check with Big Wheel Tours, as well. The mountain bikes are $55 each for the weekend plus $25 delivery fee. The $25 fee is per delivery, not per bike.

Mr. Dylanja
04-05-2011, 10:20 AM
Thank ya, thank ya.

Somewhat Damaged
04-05-2011, 10:48 AM
Doubtful that they're going to have any bikes available at this point. I checked a month ago or so & was told they were out. But don't let me stop you.

Mr. Dylanja
04-05-2011, 10:50 AM
I think we're going to end up bringing bikes in a truck. Just wanted to see how much the rentals were.

captncrzy
04-05-2011, 11:40 AM
There are places here that rent bikes too (if you need them). Tons of places in Tempe.

marooko
04-07-2011, 09:29 AM
The area cooperated very nicely. Thank you.

And your coppers are pretty cool.

M Sparks
04-07-2011, 09:47 AM
And your coppers are pretty cool.

http://rmwilsonconsulting.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/06/25/az_stateseal.jpg

Cattle, Citrus, Cotton, Climate, and Coppers.

insbordnat
04-07-2011, 10:41 AM
I'm bummed I'm not going to be able to take off more time. Usually I'm off Thursday - Monday, but this year I have a client that is lagging in their filing and won't be done until Friday. I'm still going to leave Thursday night, but I'll then have to come back late Sunday night to work on Monday. Really crappy, I know. But the g/f also has mid-terms Monday too, so I'd be coming back anyway.

M Sparks
04-07-2011, 02:12 PM
Ran into The Capt'n at lunch today. I know I see most of you guys all the time, but it got me all geeked...one week!

downingthief
04-07-2011, 03:26 PM
Will we see the thumbs up pose?

downingthief
04-08-2011, 07:11 AM
And, the hits keep on coming...

Arizona House Passes Bill Allowing Guns On Campuses

April 7, 2011 11:57:11 PM

PHOENIX, April 7 (Reuters) - The Arizona House on Thursday approved a landmark bill allowing guns on campuses, making it only the second state in the nation to allow firearms to be carried at colleges and universities.

The Republican-led House voted 33 to 24 to allow firearms to be carried in the open or concealed in public rights of way, such as campus streets and roadways.

"We're allowing people to defend themselves," said Rep. David Gowan Sr., a Republican, who voted for the bill.

"The purpose of carrying a gun with you is to defend yourself against that aggressor," he added.

The measure now goes to Arizona's Republican Governor Jan Brewer. She has not said if she will sign it into law but has been a strong gun-rights advocate in the past.

If the measure is enacted, Arizona would join Utah as the only states to specifically allow such gun rights. Utah goes one step further, allowing firearms inside campus buildings.

The move comes as opponents and supporters face off across the country over gun laws, with nine states this year seeking to broaden citizens' rights to tote firearms on campuses.

Supporters of Arizona's bill argue that a person's constitutional right to bear arms should not be taken away just because he or she is on a campus. They claim that allowing guns there could save lives in the event of a campus shooting.

But the bill faced widespread opposition from college and university administrators, faculty and law enforcement officials.

Opponents claimed it would put campus police at a dangerous disadvantage in trying to prevent campus shootings.

Faculty groups at the state's three universities passed resolutions against the bill.

Rep. Steve Farley, a Democrat, said the idea strikes at the heart of higher education and will make it hard to attract top-flight faculty and staff.

"I don't believe this is a good move for us," he told legislators during the vote. "I think it compromises the key core goal of our universities ... (to) have a free and unintimidating exchange of ideas."

Other lawmakers questioned the bill because it does not specifically define what constitutes public rights of way. They said a legal challenge is likely. (Reporting by David Schwartz; Editing by Tim Gaynor and Ellen Wulfhorst)

insbordnat
04-08-2011, 06:16 PM
I think these newer folks like Lick the Lizard, insbordnat, & Sean the Jeweler, would be well served to post pics of themselves, if not in this thread then in the Post Your Picture thread. Unless your intentions in saying you're attending the festival are not to fraternize with the rest of us but simply to let us know that you, too, will be in attendance, leaving us to wander the polo fields questioning if random passers-by are you.

You can see a picture of me here (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2111565&postcount=30293). Hopefully I'll get to meet some of you! BTW, my name is David.

LickTheLizzard
04-08-2011, 06:40 PM
I think these newer folks like Lick the Lizard, insbordnat, & Sean the Jeweler, would be well served to post pics of themselves, if not in this thread then in the Post Your Picture thread. Unless your intentions in saying you're attending the festival are not to fraternize with the rest of us but simply to let us know that you, too, will be in attendance, leaving us to wander the polo fields questioning if random passers-by are you.

i'm not sure how i missed this request. i did post a pic in the "post your picture" thread a few months ago, but i will post another one when i get the chance.

LickTheLizzard
04-08-2011, 07:15 PM
i also wanted to let people know i have a companion pass available for face value ($15 i think?). i would like for someone in phoenix to have it. send me a PM or just post in here if you need one.

M Sparks
04-09-2011, 09:31 AM
Will we see the thumbs up pose?

Are you talking to me? I think you're thinking of my pointing pose.

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v127/126/45/746879448/n746879448_168463_9097.jpg

However, just for you.

http://a4.l3-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/10/23cb4e696c820085972abfe3a6dd04d4/l.jpg

M Sparks
04-09-2011, 09:34 AM
Also...anybody want a Tennis Garden pass? Seriously, it's free at this point. Assuming I get it today or Monday, I could drop it in the mail to someone, or meet you on Wednesday.

Alligator Bogaloo
04-09-2011, 11:08 AM
Also...anybody want a Tennis Garden pass? Seriously, it's free at this point. Assuming I get it today or Monday, I could drop it in the mail to someone, or meet you on Wednesday.

Hey Marc, I think I may want to try it out. Send me an email and we can work it out.

Alligator Bogaloo
04-11-2011, 11:23 AM
Set times please!!!!!!! The new tvotr album drops tomorrow. I was able to listen to it online last week. Sounded pretty sweet. Looking forward to having it for the ride to indio.

EmLeaux
04-11-2011, 11:36 AM
Set times please!!!!!!! The new tvotr album drops tomorrow. I was able to listen to it online last week. Sounded pretty sweet. Looking forward to having it for the ride to indio.

Nine Types of Light is an utter delight. I have been listening to that and the new Fleet Foxes album nonstop for the past few weeks. I believe April and May will be the best months for new music in 2011.

Alligator Bogaloo
04-11-2011, 04:13 PM
Gone to D'backs vs. Cardinals... Set times better be up by the time I get back.

TomAz
04-12-2011, 03:48 AM
They're not.

Somewhat Damaged
04-12-2011, 03:59 AM
Seriously? Jesus, I didn't wake up early specifically for the schedule, but I was kind of hoping to peruse it while eating breakfast before heading off to work.

Hey, Tom, looks like we're the first 2 Phoenicians awake today.

TomAz
04-12-2011, 04:17 AM
That's because we Seize the Day, Rick.

insbordnat
04-12-2011, 04:22 AM
Top o' the morning. Ugh.

EmLeaux
04-12-2011, 06:02 AM
Top o' the ugh. Morning.

chairmenmeow47
04-12-2011, 09:12 AM
i was up late hoping for the schedule, boo.

my AVP is forcing me to take more time off, so next wednesday will also be a vacation day for me, yay.

denies the day
04-12-2011, 01:06 PM
I hate spam. With that said, my buddy has two Indian Wells Tennis Garden shuttle passes to get rid of for face value, which I believe is $100. Anyone wanna take 'em off our hands? We can meet you anywhere in central Phoenix anytime today or tomorrow.


Also...anybody want a Tennis Garden pass? Seriously, it's free at this point. Assuming I get it today or Monday, I could drop it in the mail to someone, or meet you on Wednesday.

Ah shit, just saw this.

Alligator Bogaloo
04-12-2011, 01:53 PM
http://www.coachella.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=121&pictureid=2268

Since I don't have set times all I can do is sit and stare at the map.

Observations:

1. Terrace section, I wonder how much bigger it'll feel with the new area?
2. No sixth stage? Will the pure filth stuff be in the Oasis Dome?
3. Looks like lots of new art instillations.
4. There are info kiosks throughout the pitch.
5. Tesla coils are back!
6. Do lab is still too close to the Outdoor Theatre!
7. I should go finish packing...

NachoCat
04-12-2011, 01:56 PM
1- looks a lot bigger
2- Yes
3- looks a lot better then last year thats for sure
4- Boom
5- BOOM
6- Sound bleeds
7 - i got nothin

TomAz
04-13-2011, 09:40 AM
so who's going to AF tonight, when are you getting there, are people hanging out somewhere beforehand, etc etc etc

westcoastpirate
04-13-2011, 09:52 AM
My wife and I will be at AF, gonna try and get there a little early since we have pit tickets. Hanging with friends at Local Breeze prior to the show which is at the NW corner of 4th Ave and Fillmore, then we are going to walk to the show. I think we're shooting to get to Local Breeze around 4:30pm to eat and drink. This may change though, since one of the people in our group is strongly pushing that we go somewhere that has the Coyotes game on TV.

locachica73
04-13-2011, 09:54 AM
I am not going to AF but might be up for some pre-drinking/eating if something comes together. I miss my Coachella friends. :(

chairmenmeow47
04-13-2011, 09:58 AM
we miss you!!!!!!!!

faxman75
04-13-2011, 10:00 AM
I will likely arrive at Arcade Fire at 9:00PM. I have to leave class a few minutes early but school is only a mile away.

Any suggestions on the best place to park? Haven't been to the Dodge or whatever it's called now in a while.