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locachica73
08-15-2011, 07:29 AM
I know, I slept through it though, so I am not counting it. The thunder did set off the car alarms in my parking lot though, so I vaguely remember getting woken up. I just miss sitting on my balcony and watching the storms roll in, the middle of the night ones are a waste of good wind and lightning.

TomAz
08-15-2011, 07:40 AM
the middle of the night ones are a waste of good wind and lightning.

I would sig this but i'm not quite ready to give up on my existing one.

GoodGirlGalaxy
08-17-2011, 06:21 PM
IVY! I can't make it to the Rock Band Party. I'm very sorry. Going to Flagstaff for my last weekend in AZ with my family. Have a great time, you guyz.

NachoCat
08-17-2011, 09:10 PM
Saw 5 cops doing radar on the 101 today. FIVE... within about and 8 mile stretch . Sometimes they get on a hot one like that. Id be carefull the next week or so

chairmenmeow47
08-18-2011, 09:57 AM
any state highways are more likely to have the vans than the interstates within the metro area, at least that's what i've noticed. i'm just more careful on those roads.

and no worries, sebastian. have fun!

chairmenmeow47
08-18-2011, 02:50 PM
sorry to be a debbie downer, but i am not having a rock band party tomorrow after all. i have not been feeling well and don't think i'll be much fun. sorry guys :(

i tried to create a facebook event; however no one seems to have received it and i can't find it. if you see it, will you send me a link or something? thanks :)

amyzzz
08-18-2011, 03:02 PM
Bummer. Rest up and feel better, Ivy!

Mr. Dylanja
08-18-2011, 03:02 PM
I was totally planning on coming...

amyzzz
08-18-2011, 03:06 PM
jesus christ.

amyzzz
08-18-2011, 04:51 PM
HABOOB!

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/297992_272329769451191_100000225107614_1286597_477 5700_n.jpg

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/298742_272331636117671_100000225107614_1286609_301 0805_n.jpg

M Sparks
08-18-2011, 05:24 PM
I never saw anything on FB. Feel better.

downingthief
08-18-2011, 08:23 PM
Nor did I. Rest up for my shaningans, Ivysaur!!

downingthief
08-24-2011, 07:05 AM
Really getting sick of reading these stories about the Goldwater Institute. This is benefiting a SCHOOL:

http://www.azcentral.com/community/scottsdale/articles/2011/08/24/20110824goldwater-institute-sues-cave-creek-district-bond-law.html

The Goldwater Institute is charging that legislation approved last year allowing school districts to spend unused bond money is unconstitutional because it benefits so few districts.

Under the law, districts that have unused capital-bond proceeds from elections more than nine years earlier can use that money on any capital improvements, such as renovating a school, and not just the originally intended project.

About 3 percent of districts in the state currently fall under the provisions of the law passed by the Legislature in 2010, said Christina Kohn, attorney for the Phoenix-based Goldwater Institute.


The institute, on behalf of a Cave Creek voter, filed the lawsuit against the Cave Creek Unified School District in April, the day before construction was set to begin on a cafeteria expansion at Cactus Shadows High School. The district planned to pay for the renovation and other school refurbishments with $13 million in leftover bond money.

Kohn and Don Peters, attorney for the district, presented their oral arguments Tuesday in Maricopa County Superior Court.

Kohn said the narrowness of the law makes it a "special law," applicable to too few districts and therefore in violation of the state Constitution.

"If the purpose of the law is to help school districts with their financial troubles, then it's impossibly limited," she said. "Every district is going through financial trouble."

Peters said that just because the legislators might have been thinking about a specific district when they passed a law doesn't mean it was intended for only one district. As time passes, he added, more districts will be eligible under the law.

"In November, it will be the nine-year anniversary of the 2002 election," Peter said, so any bond money left over from that election would be freed up for other district projects.

Cave Creek's $13 million was left over from a $41 million bond issue approved in 2000 for a new high school and several other projects.

The district built new elementary and middle schools, but voters later rejected the new high school. That put the leftover money in limbo for several years. Because voters approved the money for a new high school, it couldn't be spent.

Originally, the Legislature passed a law in 2009 to allow districts to spend bond money, but it was determined to be too narrow to withstand a legal challenge. So, the legislation was rewritten to be broader and was signed into law in 2010.

The Goldwater lawsuit also claims the northeast Valley district is violating a contract with voters because "school repairs" were not included in the wording of the pamphlet mailed before the 2000 bond vote.



Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/community/scottsdale/articles/2011/08/24/20110824goldwater-institute-sues-cave-creek-district-bond-law.html#ixzz1VxW598TD

TomAz
08-24-2011, 07:20 AM
too
fucking
hot

NachoCat
08-24-2011, 07:23 AM
114

Forgot to turn my AC up this morning. So it will be pumpin a cool 77 all day AWE$$$OME.

chairmenmeow47
08-24-2011, 09:07 AM
i hate when i forget to do that too, scott.

locachica73
08-24-2011, 11:41 AM
So I decided I needed a mental health day off work and needed to use some of my PTO anyway so I decided to take Monday off, I had planned to use the day to go up to the water park for the day but just found out that wet n wild & sunsplash are both closed during the week. Does anyone know of any others around town that are open? Those are the only two I have heard of but I thought there was one in Tempe as well but I don't know what it's called.

TomAz
08-24-2011, 11:44 AM
Big Surf. on McClintock, just north of the 202.

locachica73
08-24-2011, 11:51 AM
Ugh, that one is closed to. Don't they know that adults want to go when the kids are in school. So lame, they should have grown up days there.

Mr. Dylanja
08-24-2011, 11:57 AM
Maybe a day trip to Slide Rock? I've never actually been there, I always go to West Fork Trail. It's 2 miles past Slide Rock, it's a pretty cool trail that weaves through Oak Creek, so you cool off along the way. It also has a couple of natural pools big enough to swim in. I would actually love to be there, right now.

locachica73
08-24-2011, 12:01 PM
That is not a bad idea D! It would be pretty sweet to get out of this heat for a day. I have been to slide rock before, I wonder how the water flow is right now. I am going to have to do some more research. Thanks for the advice. :)

chairmenmeow47
08-24-2011, 12:04 PM
Maybe a day trip to Slide Rock? I've never actually been there, I always go to West Fork Trail. It's 2 miles past Slide Rock, it's a pretty cool trail that weaves through Oak Creek, so you cool off along the way. It also has a couple of natural pools big enough to swim in. I would actually love to be there, right now.

i did the huckabee trail off oak creek near the bridge. all you need is a parking pass, whereas slide rock costs like $20 and has tons of people. on a monday i doubt there'd be a ton of people, but i liked the huckabee trail area.

TomAz
08-24-2011, 12:35 PM
or you could just fill your bathtub

locachica73
08-24-2011, 12:50 PM
LOL strangly enough, I am completely grossed out by bathtubs but am cool with swimming in a public pool. Go figure. I am thinking we might just drive up north or out to one of the lakes somewhere. I need to escape. Thanks for the advice people. :)

westcoastpirate
08-25-2011, 01:37 PM
Maybe a day trip to Slide Rock? I've never actually been there, I always go to West Fork Trail. It's 2 miles past Slide Rock, it's a pretty cool trail that weaves through Oak Creek, so you cool off along the way. It also has a couple of natural pools big enough to swim in. I would actually love to be there, right now.

I've done the entire 13 mile West Fork hike. It was insanity.

Mr. Dylanja
08-26-2011, 12:26 PM
Funnily enough, there's an article featuring Huckaby Trail in today's Arizona Living section.

amyzzz
08-27-2011, 12:01 PM
I don't know if any Phoenix boardies noticed -- the movie Bellflower is playing at the Valley Art this week.

TomAz
08-28-2011, 05:58 AM
ugh. what is this shit in my air this morning??

insbordnat
09-01-2011, 06:04 AM
Anybody going to Phoenix Cooks this weekend, or has anyone gone in the past? It's a little steep at $80, but for unlimited booze and food it doesn't seem too bad. I'm going with some friends from LA.

locachica73
09-01-2011, 06:09 AM
I was reading about it and would love to check it out but it's rent week so I probably won't be able to swing it. Let us know how it is, I have always wanted to hit up something like that.

chairmenmeow47
09-07-2011, 11:00 PM
any advice for how to get rid of black widows? they only spray my complex on tuesdays and since i'm stuck at home i wanna know of some quick remedies. i poured the last of my bleach down the drain near where i found it =/

NachoCat
09-08-2011, 06:11 AM
I'm against animal violence but dont be afraid to give them a stern warning Ivy.

Also, hope you are feeling better. Sounds like you have been going through a lot. Avoid stress like the plague. Being in good spirits can do amazing things for your health :)

chairmenmeow47
09-08-2011, 12:14 PM
thanks scott :)

the spider just reappeared in my sink! it didn't look very mobile though. i ran the water for awhile and poured rubbing alcohol down the sink. bug people come Tuesday. THIS IS WAR!

Gribbz
09-08-2011, 12:15 PM
I used to see those fucking things all the time when I lived in Phx. Now it's Brown Recluses. DISLIKE.

NachoCat
09-08-2011, 03:58 PM
Brown Recluse can seriously fuck your whole month up. You ever see the day by day pictures of a bite? They look all fine , like I little red bump until about day 3 or 4. Then...Boom , your arm looks like lasagna leftovers

chairmenmeow47
09-09-2011, 09:27 PM
the lightening is gorgeous!!!

Somewhat Damaged
09-10-2011, 07:20 AM
Lightning. And yeah, it was cool.

So I've got the house to myself this weekend. I may be going to the Royale in Mesa to watch The Room tonight. Basically the thing holding me up is whether I'd be going alone. Anyone interested?

chairmenmeow47
09-11-2011, 05:12 PM
in a matter of minutes...

http://www.ivy.aholic.us/gallery/d/898441-2/9-11-11+dust+storm+1.jpg

http://www.ivy.aholic.us/gallery/d/898444-2/9-11-11+dust+storm+2.jpg

http://www.ivy.aholic.us/gallery/d/898447-2/9-11-11+dust+storm+3.jpg

NachoCat
09-12-2011, 11:35 AM
http://i921.photobucket.com/albums/ad53/nachocat/IMG_20110911_181012.jpg

amyzzz
09-12-2011, 11:54 AM
I don't have any pretty pictures, but I put my dogs outside right before I went to pick up my daughter at a birthday party Saturday afternoon, got delayed at the party while the birthday girl was opening presents, the sky opened up and unleashed a ton of water, and by the time I got home, my poor little dogs were drenched. I felt so bad -- I wasn't thinking it would rain since it was still pretty sunny out.

M Sparks
09-12-2011, 10:55 PM
It seems a dust storm passes over my office every day this week before my dinner break. When I leave, it's still hazy. But the temperature is so nice, I've gone for a walk the last 3 days. Now, my nose is a runny mess. But at least I'm getting some exercise.

Wow...weather talk, is that what this thread has come to? We need to do something fun.

amyzzz
09-13-2011, 09:29 AM
Wow...weather talk, is that what this thread has come to? We need to do something fun.
I was just thinking that. It's a sad state of affairs.

Mr. Dylanja
09-13-2011, 11:33 AM
Bianco meet up.

Because it's about fucking time.

downingthief
09-13-2011, 12:32 PM
Bianco meet up.

Because it's about fucking time.

Giddy up.

Somewhat Damaged
09-13-2011, 02:03 PM
Not that Dylan would actually show up, but nice idea all the same.

amyzzz
09-13-2011, 02:03 PM
That'd be kind of weird to suggest something and not show up.

downingthief
09-13-2011, 02:21 PM
Not that Dylan would actually show up, but nice idea all the same.

This is true. He has come SO close on a couple of occasions.

Mr. Dylanja
09-13-2011, 02:23 PM
You underestimate the priority I put on pizza.

chairmenmeow47
09-13-2011, 06:34 PM
i'm in for pizza!

Mr. Dylanja
09-13-2011, 06:35 PM
You underestimate the priority I put on pizza.

It's my favorite topping.

denies the day
09-13-2011, 08:32 PM
I've discovered Pizzeria Bianco is not crazy packed on Fridays between 2 and 4ish.

I have exploited this discovery and will continue to do so whenever possible.

M Sparks
09-15-2011, 08:29 AM
I have to get my stupid car window fixed today. Anyone want to meet for lunch somewhere I can reach by light rail?

locachica73
09-15-2011, 08:41 AM
I wish I could, but I only get a half hour lunch. :(

If anyone is free Wednesday around 6 - 6:30 Amyzzz and I are meeting for dinner at Richardsons @ 16th St & Bethany Home, they have amazing food and prickley pear margaritas. I haven't been there since they had the fire but I am assuming those statements are still true. :)

downingthief
09-15-2011, 12:13 PM
Has that re-opened? thought something else was there now. I think they still are running Dick's Hideaway, and the Rokerij.

locachica73
09-15-2011, 12:19 PM
It reopened, it is now a little further north, the new address is 6335 N 16th St.

Mr. Dylanja
09-15-2011, 12:21 PM
It's next door to the Rokerij now, I didn't know it had opened already.

Loca, if you guys can make it a little bit earlier, the Rokerij has arguably the best HH in town from 3-6.

locachica73
09-15-2011, 12:55 PM
I am getting my hair did @ 4, which takes about an hour, the soonest I could get down there is probably 5:30. But I am all for HH, even if it's only for half an hour. What's so good about thier happy hour? Is it better than a wonderfully tasty prickly pear margarita?

Mr. Dylanja
09-15-2011, 01:09 PM
The place is pretty high end, at least to me. Their appetizers, called "small plates" usually range between $9-12, but for hh, they're all $5. In my opinion, you will not find higher quality food for $5 anywhere. I think I've tried every single item, about a dozen or so, and it's all deliciuos.

locachica73
09-15-2011, 01:26 PM
I just checked out the menu... yum. I may have to check it out soon.

amyzzz
09-15-2011, 01:39 PM
Ok, you two go to happy hour, then Audra can meet me at Richardson's.

Mr. Dylanja
09-15-2011, 01:43 PM
lol, no happy hourzzz?

I have class on Wednesday, I was just throwing it out there, zzzizzzy.

I :pulse The Rokerij.

locachica73
09-15-2011, 01:55 PM
Ok, you two go to happy hour, then Audra can meet me at Richardson's.

Any hour spent with you is happy... :pulse

I think I am going to try to take Nick to that other place sometime though, they have lamb.

downingthief
09-15-2011, 02:15 PM
Mmmmm....lamb. Drool.

I love the garlic plate.

locachica73
09-15-2011, 02:43 PM
I have had the garlic plate too, so yummy, although not something you want to eat if you plan on making out in the next 72 hours, unless your makeout partner has also eaten it.

I haven't had lamb, it's on my list of things to try.

chairmenmeow47
09-15-2011, 02:51 PM
tentatively put me down for wednesday. i got back to work next thursday, so we'll see how i feel.

locachica73
09-15-2011, 03:31 PM
Yay!!! I hope you are feeling well enough. :)

amyzzz
09-15-2011, 03:36 PM
I hope you can make it, Ivy!

downingthief
09-16-2011, 12:33 PM
tentatively put me down for wednesday. i got back to work next thursday, so we'll see how i feel.

Yay! Good news.

chairmenmeow47
09-16-2011, 09:54 PM
thanks :)

anyone know of public indoor pools? my dad wants to swim.

captncrzy
09-19-2011, 08:37 AM
Isn't there one at Kiwanis Park?

faxman75
09-20-2011, 09:21 AM
There is a big indoor wave pool at Kiwanis but apparently it's only seasonal and not currently open according to what I saw online.

Sigur Ros - INNI is going to playing at FilmBar in Phoenix. I haven't made it to FilmBar yet so i'm thinking this will be my first visit. No word on the dates and times yet, they just posted a facebook link.

They just posted a response that the film will be shown in November.

locachica73
09-21-2011, 05:54 AM
So who's in for dinner tonight? I am wondering if I should make a reservation.

6:30 @ Richardson's. So far I have 3, with 2 maybes.

chairmenmeow47
09-21-2011, 02:02 PM
sorry, i can't make it tonight :( have a blast and i'll hopefully be back to normal soon :)

also, i'm interested in INNI

Mr. Dylanja
09-21-2011, 02:06 PM
I have an inni, but would much rather have an Audi.

amyzzz
09-21-2011, 02:16 PM
I have an Audi.

faxman75
09-21-2011, 02:19 PM
also, i'm interested in INNI

Cool, now hopefully it's within the first couple of weeks of November so I can actually go.

TomAz
09-21-2011, 02:20 PM
http://www.farmersvilletx.com/main_street_2/audie_murphy_day/images/Audie_Murphy_no_date.jpg

downingthief
09-21-2011, 02:43 PM
Nice, Tom.

guedita
09-22-2011, 11:58 AM
Hey Phoenix. I'll be seeing you Thanksgiving weekend. Please try to be less disgustingly hot and I'd also be okay if all of the cacti disappeared.

captncrzy
09-22-2011, 12:01 PM
We actually might be in town that weekend.

Mr. Dylanja
09-22-2011, 12:01 PM
Thanksgiving weekend = my step-grandma's first batch of tamales for the year. Super nom noms.

Weather should be great.

TomAz
09-22-2011, 12:14 PM
Hey Phoenix. I'll be seeing you Thanksgiving weekend. Please try to be less disgustingly hot and I'd also be okay if all of the cacti disappeared.

Hey San Francisco. Our natural flora isn't going anywhere. Sort of like your Giants.

guedita
09-22-2011, 12:19 PM
I live in Oakland now. (Joke about how the A's will never go anywhere either. Especially the World Series. Hey-o!)

amyzzz
09-22-2011, 12:20 PM
Awesome. I was hoping when I saw you post in here that you were going to visit us, Cara! I will be in town that weekend since I always have to work that Friday. Meet-up!

TomAz
09-22-2011, 12:22 PM
of the 3 east bay sports franchises, the As are the most respectable.

chairmenmeow47
09-22-2011, 02:04 PM
Hey Phoenix. I'll be seeing you Thanksgiving weekend. Please try to be less disgustingly hot and I'd also be okay if all of the cacti disappeared.

you're into house music, right? i've never been, but my house loving friends all rave about a club night called red monkey that usually happens the night of thanksgiving. if you're interested, i'll find more details for you. there's not much cool stuff that happens here, but this night has been around for years and people seem to love it.

guedita
09-22-2011, 03:26 PM
I do like house music...that could be fun.

Somewhat Damaged
09-22-2011, 03:29 PM
We actually might be in town that weekend.

Our time in Phoenix that weekend will consist of the hours on Friday until I get off of work and the hours on Sunday after we return from Tucson.

chairmenmeow47
09-22-2011, 04:06 PM
also cara, the wednesday night before thanksgiving, sander kleinenberg will be in town. i'm not familiar, but here's the event page:

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=221489851240294

amyzzz
09-22-2011, 04:10 PM
Fuck all those entertainers who don't want to tour during Thanksgiving when I'm bored and seriously need some live entertainment. You're there to serve ME.

amyzzz
09-22-2011, 04:11 PM
And Cara, of course.

Alligator Bogaloo
09-22-2011, 08:01 PM
Hi everybody, long time no talk. I've had a very busy summer of planking. Did I miss anything good?

I got tickets for Louis C.K., anyone else going?

M Sparks
09-22-2011, 08:24 PM
Pics, please.

Alligator Bogaloo
09-23-2011, 12:43 PM
Pics, please.

Sorry, sparky. I'm a planking purist. We don't take photographs.

Just recently found out that the Cheesecake Factory has a great happy hour. It's m-f, 4-6, in the bar. Good drink specials (including Stella on tap for $2.50!) and lots of good apps for $5.00! The food is good, big portions, and of course great cheesecake! Plus the free bread is yummy too....

Somewhat Damaged
09-23-2011, 05:27 PM
Well, I was in the market for a new car already, so the accident today that basically ripped off my front end only really hastened the inevitable replacement of what I've been driving since June 2006.

chairmenmeow47
09-23-2011, 06:11 PM
Pics, please.


also, i assume you're ok and that's good :)

M Sparks
09-23-2011, 10:30 PM
also, i assume you're ok and that's good :)

Yeah, I'm fine.

amyzzz
09-24-2011, 11:22 AM
Well, I was in the market for a new car already, so the accident today that basically ripped off my front end only really hastened the inevitable replacement of what I've been driving since June 2006.
I'm sorry to hear about your accident. Are you okay?

Alligator Bogaloo
09-24-2011, 04:03 PM
Well, I was in the market for a new car already, so the accident today that basically ripped off my front end only really hastened the inevitable replacement of what I've been driving since June 2006.

What kind of new car are you looking to get, Rick?

Radiohead is on SNL tonight and on Colbert Report Monday night. Sweet!

locachica73
09-26-2011, 12:12 PM
Can anyone give me any good advice on a decently priced bar out by the new stadium, somewhere we can go Sunday to watch the morning games, that might have a shuttle to the stadium for the afternoon game and won't have my car towed if I leave it in their parking lot? I am not at all familiar with that side of town so any help would be appreciated. :)

chairmenmeow47
09-27-2011, 10:10 AM
i don't know about shuttles or parking, but there's a native new yorker by the cabellos across from the westgate area on the other side of glendale, so walking wouldn't be too bad. they have all sorts of tvs for sports and i know the one in tempe opens earlier for games.

if you could find a ride, you could prolly park at my parents house on the other side of the 101 lol.

TOOLRAGE
09-27-2011, 10:35 AM
There is free parking at kellis high school on 91st. Ave just north of glendale ave. A shuttle leaves from there to the game every 10-15 minutes. The shuttle has their own backroad which drops you off just north of maryland. The whole process takes about 20 minutes from getting out of the car to getting your ticket scanned.

insbordnat
09-27-2011, 10:41 AM
Native New Yorker, Sandbar (although not totally close), or what about Westgate? There's a s-ton of bars in that place and I can't imagine why you'd get towed.

Oh, and "Cabellos" made me lulz. Cabela's...

Mr. Dylanja
09-27-2011, 10:44 AM
Cedric Ceballos name drop :D


I forgot Nick likes the G-Men. You better keep him in check, Loca!

locachica73
09-27-2011, 10:48 AM
I just wasn't sure how close they were to each other, I have only been out to westgate once like 3 years ago and haven't been to the stadium at all. If it's walking distance that's cool. I also kind of prefer the little hole in the wall bars where they won't charge me $8 for a beer. It's bad enough we will probably pay double that during the game. But Native New Yorker sounds like a good plan, they have pitchers at least. Thanks for the advice girls/guys! :)

locachica73
09-27-2011, 10:49 AM
I forgot Nick likes the G-Men. You better keep him in check, Loca!

We got tickets in the visitor section so it will be me that will have to hold in my rooting for the cardinals. I hate when they play each other, I feel so torn.

Mr. Dylanja
09-27-2011, 10:55 AM
There's nothing to be torn over, fuck the Giants.

Somewhat Damaged
09-27-2011, 11:00 AM
What kind of new car are you looking to get, Rick?

Radiohead is on SNL tonight and on Colbert Report Monday night. Sweet!

Looking at a Scion but will probably get a beater car with my insurance money first. And yeah, they were really good. Can't wait to see them on Thursday.

locachica73
09-27-2011, 11:12 AM
There's nothing to be torn over, fuck the Giants.

So serious!!!! I am a girl, I am allowed to like more than one team. :)

Alligator Bogaloo
09-29-2011, 10:09 AM
Happy new year! Blow that shofar!

Somewhat Damaged
10-03-2011, 04:32 PM
As if the last month hasn't been awesome enough (all things considered), I found out today that Method was selected for the first annual Filmstock Film Festival. Filmstock is run by the Rebel Filmmaker Group, a collective of filmmakers started 2 years ago that until just a few months ago was hosting a monthly screening of independent short films (mainly locally produced, though there were also some international selections). It's happening at 6:30 next Thursday, October 13, at Pollack Tempe Cinemas (1825 E Elliot Rd, Tempe, AZ). If you RSVP, tickets are $8, and if it doesn't sell out & you want to buy at the door instead, they will be $10. If any of you are able to attend, I'd love to see you there!

amyzzz
10-03-2011, 04:56 PM
I will try to go. Make a facebook event!

westcoastpirate
10-03-2011, 06:37 PM
As if the last month hasn't been awesome enough (all things considered), I found out today that Method was selected for the first annual Filmstock Film Festival. Filmstock is run by the Rebel Filmmaker Group, a collective of filmmakers started 2 years ago that until just a few months ago was hosting a monthly screening of independent short films (mainly locally produced, though there were also some international selections). It's happening at 6:30 next Thursday, October 13, at Pollack Tempe Cinemas (1825 E Elliot Rd, Tempe, AZ). If you RSVP, tickets are $8, and if it doesn't sell out & you want to buy at the door instead, they will be $10. If any of you are able to attend, I'd love to see you there!

That is right up the street from our house, I will try and make it.

Somewhat Damaged
10-04-2011, 01:52 PM
As if the last month hasn't been awesome enough (all things considered), I found out today that Method was selected for the first annual Filmstock Film Festival. Filmstock is run by the Rebel Filmmaker Group, a collective of filmmakers started 2 years ago that until just a few months ago was hosting a monthly screening of independent short films (mainly locally produced, though there were also some international selections). It's happening at 6:30 next Thursday, October 13, at Pollack Tempe Cinemas (1825 E Elliot Rd, Tempe, AZ). If you RSVP, tickets are $8, and if it doesn't sell out & you want to buy at the door instead, they will be $10. If any of you are able to attend, I'd love to see you there!

In case you're not on Facebook but would like to attend, you can buy tickets in advance here: http://filmstock.webs.com/.

downingthief
10-04-2011, 03:10 PM
Haboob

Alligator Bogaloo
10-04-2011, 04:05 PM
Go Dbacks!

amyzzz
10-05-2011, 08:59 AM
Summer is over. Yay!

M Sparks
10-05-2011, 10:39 AM
Yer gunna jinx it!

amyzzz
10-05-2011, 10:39 AM
So superstitious.

M Sparks
10-05-2011, 10:42 AM
Only about jinxing. Because it always happens.

NachoCat
10-05-2011, 10:45 AM
It's true. (says the Cubs fan)

locachica73
10-05-2011, 11:04 AM
I slept with my windows open last night and turned off the A/C. I am excited for my electric bill to go down $100/month at least. Whoot.

amyzzz
10-05-2011, 11:04 AM
It's okay. It's over until next year.

downingthief
10-05-2011, 11:20 AM
I slept with my windows open last night and turned off the A/C. I am excited for my electric bill to go down $100/month at least. Whoot.

Me, too. Amazing how much running the AC adds up during the summer.

NachoCat
10-05-2011, 11:23 AM
Its just a teaser. It doesn't really cool down until Halloween. Dont be fooled

amyzzz
10-05-2011, 11:33 AM
It's the coolest it's been since May, and that is enough for me to say it's over. I don't mind if there are a couple 90's and even 100 days, as long as it's not over 100.

Mr. Dylanja
10-05-2011, 11:38 AM
It's definitely too cold to swim, which sucks.

locachica73
10-05-2011, 11:40 AM
It is suppose to warm up again by the weekend, but only to 95 or something, which is still swimming weather. I may have to take advantage of that, I am pasty white.

amyzzz
10-05-2011, 11:42 AM
That works, I just remembered my kids are going to swim on Saturday. And we're all going to Sedona on Sunday. I'm sure it will be lovely there.

Mr. Dylanja
10-05-2011, 11:43 AM
It sure does sound like you got a hold of this weather thing, zeeez.

locachica73
10-05-2011, 01:35 PM
Our company is going to be in search of a new phone systems company, any recommendations out there in the Phoenix area? Someone who actually knows how to work on phone & fax systems, keeps appointments, can recognize the difference between a phone line and a computer line, etc?

downingthief
10-05-2011, 01:58 PM
Audra, what kind of phone system do you use currently?

Mr. Dylanja
10-05-2011, 02:10 PM
Loca, I think Mikey might work for a phone systems company. Might want to contact him about it.

locachica73
10-05-2011, 02:29 PM
We use Avaya, we seem to have a lot of problems with it, but I am guessing that has more to do with our shitty service company than the actual system.

D, thanks for the heads up, I will send Mikey an email, I haven't talked to that boy in awhile. :(

Somewhat Damaged
10-06-2011, 07:09 AM
Went to Gang Gang Dance at the Crescent Ballroom last night. It's an incredible venue. We hung out on the patio & talked to one of the employees, who was there on his day off. He scored us a couple of free drinks, including a honey whiskey & ginger beer concoction called the Honey Badger that was awesome & that you should purchase. They've got an insane month of shows lying ahead with the best still to come apparently. The stage setup itself is terrific. There are bleachers along the back (which I ended up having to use towards the end of the show, as my back & legs were killing me), seats along a rail maybe 10 feet from the stage, a nice little section for the under-21s, and the elevated stage you can see in the pics that have been posted.

In any event, the reason I'm writing all this in here instead of the General Phoenix Area Shows thread is that when we were going in, they handed us 2 free tickets to tonight's show, Chico Mann. He's in Antibalas and has a reportedly sick setup. I'm not familiar with the guy so I can't say what he sounds like, but I'm familiar with the shit at home I need to get done & what's in our bank account, and know that a free ticket to a show doesn't mean I won't end up spending money on alcohol, so I'm not going to make it. Would love for it to not go to waste & offer it to one of you fine folks, especially so you can experience the Crescent for relatively cheap. I work out in Chandler & live in Avondale, so I would want to meet before I get home from work. PM me if you're interested.

downingthief
10-06-2011, 12:42 PM
Have you guys been following this Pearce recall mess? What a joke...getting a phony candidate to pull votes from your opponent. Classy. Hope he goes down in flames.

http://www.azcentral.com/community/mesa/articles/2011/10/06/20111006russell-pearce-recall-olivia-cortes.html

NachoCat
10-11-2011, 10:24 AM
Superbowl 2015 !

guedita
10-11-2011, 02:54 PM
also cara, the wednesday night before thanksgiving, sander kleinenberg will be in town. i'm not familiar, but here's the event page:

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=221489851240294

Sebastian and I are driving out there so we will likely not be in town for that. But I booked the rental car today and the trip is a go!

If my knee is in doctor approved hiking/walking shape, we are hopefully meeting up with Gribbz to check out Sabino Canyon. Other than that, there better be some sort of jovial meet up!

downingthief
10-11-2011, 03:31 PM
I enjoy jovial meet ups.

M Sparks
10-11-2011, 11:36 PM
I was planning a morose get-together...I hate when there are competing parties. It's worse than Halloween.

chairmenmeow47
10-12-2011, 06:46 AM
i really need to figure out if my mom will actually come home for thanksgiving or if we're going up to lake powell.

M Sparks
10-13-2011, 10:37 AM
So, yeah...just found out my roommates are moving out November 30th. Which should be good, since I've been dying to get away from them, preferably for my own place. But, found out earlier this week that I'm not getting that promotion either.

So, if you know anyone looking for a place to move into OR someone to move in with them...maybe just for 3-6 months...let me know.

EDIT- I'm never around except to sleep pretty much.

Somewhat Damaged
10-14-2011, 05:05 AM
Thanks to those of you who were able to come out to the screening last night. Amy, I didn't see you there though you had mentioned you bought tickets. Were you able to make it? Wouldn't want your money to have gone to waste. Feel pretty comfortable to say that mine fucked the face of most of the other films there, especially every single one that came after it. *insert picture of that "fuck yeah" guy here*

chairmenmeow47
10-14-2011, 07:01 AM
glad to hear it rick :)

locachica73
10-14-2011, 07:08 AM
I completely forgot about this, I am glad it went well. :)

chairmenmeow47
10-14-2011, 07:09 AM
also, do we do year long school now? what is this fall break business? i never got a fall break.

locachica73
10-14-2011, 07:10 AM
They have been doing that for awhile, since my kids were in school at least. I swear my kids were out of school more than they were in, I think the schools and daycare are in cahoots.

NachoCat
10-14-2011, 07:19 AM
also, do we do year long school now? what is this fall break business? i never got a fall break.

I noticed this too. It was on one of the signs for a high school. Its seriously year round school now? Thats crazy. When did it change?

locachica73
10-14-2011, 07:31 AM
My kids had fall break but not year round school. I think the reason I was given is that kids start school so much earlier here that by October they need a break... then get another in November and December. It's ridiculous.

captncrzy
10-14-2011, 07:38 AM
School is almost year round now. They get out at the very end of May and go back the very beginning of August. Summer's been cut down from 3 months to 2.

chairmenmeow47
10-14-2011, 07:39 AM
we start earlier here so we can get out earlier and not be in school in the middle of june, not that the middle of august is much better.

that makes sense, jen.

faxman75
10-14-2011, 08:48 AM
FYI State Fair starts today and if you get there before 7:00PM (according to their facebook page) admission is only $1. I'm going to take Connor since I get out at 4PM. I also saw they have a discounted parking lot at 19th Ave. and Encanto. Parking is only $5. Woot.

Also I just came across a 40 tickets for $20 coupon that's good for rides and games. You can get that directly on the state fair website.

amyzzz
10-14-2011, 08:54 AM
Rick, Jacob and I came to the fest late and left a bit early (the films after yours were just awful, and we had to get out!). We were in front of you and hearding you speaking to people during the intermission, but we didn't get over to say hi. Jen walked by and said hi briefly though. I really liked your movie, and the actors were great. The donkey scene with that background music was HILARIOUS. We also thought the Apocalypse Salad movie was pretty funny too.

locachica73
10-14-2011, 09:10 AM
FYI State Fair starts today and if you get there before 7:00PM (according to their facebook page) admission is only $1. I'm going to take Connor since I get out at 4PM. I also saw they have a discounted parking lot at 19th Ave. and Encanto. Parking is only $5. Woot.

Also I just came across a 40 tickets for $20 coupon that's good for rides and games. You can get that directly on the state fair website.

I read on the website that they are having a happy hour today, all rides and games are $2 before 6. Nick and I might go, or wait for Thursday wristband day.

faxman75
10-14-2011, 09:36 AM
Yeah I figure the 40 tickets for $20 makes everything about that much too and should be enough to occupy Connor for a few hours. I should look up how many tickets these games and rides require though.

locachica73
10-14-2011, 09:40 AM
I already looked, the kid rides are 5 and the fun adult rides range from 10 to 12 tickets.

All I have done today is research entertainment, I think it's only fair since all the boys are out golfing.

faxman75
10-14-2011, 10:30 AM
Well this kid is 13. I found a 3 free ride printout and he's going to type 25 word summaries to 3 books he read on the way there ha ha. Luckily i'm the parent that knows what books he has read so I already looked up author names since i'm certain he won't remember who they were. I figure that with the $20 for 40 tickets will cover us. I also printed out 2 pages of vendor coupons for food. $5 parking, Then hopefully only about $10-15 out of pocket once we are there. I'm determined to keep this entire trip to the fair for 2 of us under $40.

Mr. Dylanja
10-14-2011, 10:53 AM
Are the B-52's playing this year?

M Sparks
10-14-2011, 10:55 AM
Feel pretty comfortable to say that mine fucked the face of most of the other films there, especially every single one that came after it. *insert picture of that "fuck yeah" guy here*


Rick, Jacob and I came to the fest late and left a bit early (the films after yours were just awful, and we had to get out!). We were in front of you and hearding you speaking to people during the intermission, but we didn't get over to say hi. Jen walked by and said hi briefly though. I really liked your movie, and the actors were great. The donkey scene with that background music was HILARIOUS. We also thought the Apocalypse Salad movie was pretty funny too.

Films # 5 (Apocalypse Salad), 6, and 7 (Rick's) were the only ones worth a damn. It was finally getting on a roll, but they saved the worst for last. I think Adrienne's group bailed early too. Film #8 was a good resume for a guy who wants to direct CSI episodes, but the script and acting were painful. #9 was...it seemed...the longest one and it was so inept I can't imagine what anyone involved was thinking. I'm assuming Amy left before #10 and that's good because it was one of the most disgusting and pointless things I've seen in ages.

I still say #4 was the worst, though. (The one with the virus and all the running that was supposed to be the future even though it looked like they traveled back to 1982 to shoot it.)

Gribbz
10-14-2011, 10:56 AM
Are the B-52's playing this year?

Maybe Bob Dylan/Weird Al.

TallGuyCM
10-14-2011, 11:09 AM
TallGuy, my favorite Mexican food joint in AZ, Carolina's, just opened up a location in Peoria (9030 W Peoria Ave). They have won tons of awards for their food. It's not full service, you order, they give you a number, you pick it up at the counter, and sit down at a table . I highly recommend it. Their tortillas are the bomb, paper-thin and delicious. Damn, now that it's on my mind I am going to try and hit Carolina's up for lunch tomorrow.

http://www.carolinasmexicanfood.com/

So it turns out that the lot I deliver trailers to just south of downtown is literally right around the corner from Carolina's...I tried it for the first time on Wednesday. Some of the best, most straight-forward Mexican food I've ever had. I can't imagine not going there every single time I'm out there for work from now on.

M Sparks
10-14-2011, 11:13 AM
If only there were some way to look it up

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And myriad indistinguishable country acts. But this is all you really need to know...
http://www.azstatefair.com/Common/Img/co_WL_revised.jpg

locachica73
10-14-2011, 11:15 AM
My son works at the carolinas on the north side and occasionally brings me free food/tortillas. Yum.

I am going to the old school jam. Because I am old. :)

Mr. Dylanja
10-14-2011, 11:19 AM
Holy shit, Debbie Deb! WHERE ARE YOUR SKATES AT, IVY?



Primus and Snoop Dogg on the same night? Damn you Rocktober!

faxman75
10-14-2011, 11:27 AM
I've only seen Beck at the Sate Fair. I think i've only been to the fair that one time. I'm not a fan of this sort of thing. I'm only doing it for the kids benefit and i'm not even sure that's a healthy thing. I see this as a cultural experience. I'm assuming the NASCAR crowd is big here and tons of teenagers high on drugs and liquor with freaky looking carnies begging you to play their games and nothing but sticks of butter...breaded on a stick. Gross.

While looking on the website for the Fair today I saw they posted a picture of an elephant who according to the caption was "sore and tired" from letting kids ride on him all day and the trainer was changing his shoes. I don't support that sort of thing.

This is going to be AWESOME!

amyzzz
10-14-2011, 11:43 AM
Does anyone ever go to haunted houses? I want to take my kids who should be old enough now, but a couple that I checked (The Nest and the 13th Floor) are $25 admission. Is it worth it? Maybe I can find a cheaper one. I haven't been to one in like 15 years.

westcoastpirate
10-14-2011, 11:50 AM
So it turns out that the lot I deliver trailers to just south of downtown is literally right around the corner from Carolina's...I tried it for the first time on Wednesday. Some of the best, most straight-forward Mexican food I've ever had. I can't imagine not going there every single time I'm out there for work from now on.

That's good to hear! I love that place.

locachica73
10-14-2011, 11:52 AM
I haven't done any of the haunted houses, I hear the one out at schnep (sp?) farms is pretty cool, that's on your side of town. I bet you could find coupons somewhere, maybe a groupon or somthing? It might be worth checking into.

I am only doing the fair because I need to do something out of the normal casino or playing bar poker with old people routine. I want to go on some rides and can't afford to go anywhere cool so I will take what I can get. I did check out the food choices this year, it all sounds fucking disgusting, so I will pass on that. The people watching is always a good time.

amyzzz
10-14-2011, 12:00 PM
I hope you have fun at the fair. My kids wants to go, but it's gotten so crowded in the last several years. It just seems so trashy too.

westcoastpirate
10-14-2011, 12:27 PM
I heard 13th Floor is the best haunted house. I'm sure you can find some sort of discount online.

downingthief
10-14-2011, 12:43 PM
So it turns out that the lot I deliver trailers to just south of downtown is literally right around the corner from Carolina's...I tried it for the first time on Wednesday. Some of the best, most straight-forward Mexican food I've ever had. I can't imagine not going there every single time I'm out there for work from now on.

Excellent choice. Another one to try not far from there (for lunch) is Rito's, my personal fave.
BEST green chile ever. Seriously.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/ritos-market-and-mexican-take-out-phoenix

Somewhat Damaged
10-14-2011, 01:33 PM
Rick, Jacob and I came to the fest late and left a bit early (the films after yours were just awful, and we had to get out!). We were in front of you and hearding you speaking to people during the intermission, but we didn't get over to say hi. Jen walked by and said hi briefly though. I really liked your movie, and the actors were great. The donkey scene with that background music was HILARIOUS. We also thought the Apocalypse Salad movie was pretty funny too.

Sorry I apparently didn't see you. No offense meant! Thanks for the kind words. It was gratifying to hear laughter at the donkey scene this time instead of the nothing that came during the premiere.


Films # 5 (Apocalypse Salad), 6, and 7 (Rick's) were the only ones worth a damn. It was finally getting on a roll, but they saved the worst for last. I think Adrienne's group bailed early too. Film #8 was a good resume for a guy who wants to direct CSI episodes, but the script and acting were painful. #9 was...it seemed...the longest one and it was so inept I can't imagine what anyone involved was thinking. I'm assuming Amy left before #10 and that's good because it was one of the most disgusting and pointless things I've seen in ages.

I still say #4 was the worst, though. (The one with the virus and all the running that was supposed to be the future even though it looked like they traveled back to 1982 to shoot it.)

#9 was so excruciating that I felt embarrassed to have even invited anybody to the screening. It was that fucking awful. Here's what happened in #10 (for Amy's benefit): girl wakes up & realizes she's been kidnapped. She gets driven out to the desert. Her kidnapper is apparently tired from the drive so he takes a nap. (Ah, napper, got it?) She screams to be let out, which reminds him that he's got somebody hogtied in his trunk, so he takes her out and half-buries her. For poignancy, there are flashbacks to her as a little girl. Or something. And you discover characters' names in the credits (i.e. Alysa's Husband John). It was like something I would've written when I wanted to kill everybody in high school, or when I was on my cannibalism kick back in '00.

"Apocalypse Salad" won the Audience Favorite award with 58 votes. I got 2nd place with 35. That's cool because I didn't have 35 people there and I don't know really anybody from this town (in the filmmaking community, anyway) so that was more than 20 votes I got from people who were simply voting objectively. Neat. "Apcalypse Salad" was also directed by one of the organizers of the event. It didn't sound to me like 75% of the audience was reacting all that strongly to the film (if there really were only 80 people there, as one of the other organizers told me in an apparently cocaine-induced conversation at Flanny's afterward). But whatever. I think the only one I really wouldn't have had any qualms with losing to was "Cult Status." The documentary won the Judge's Favorite and I can see why. Well done and all, so no big complaint here.

TallGuyCM
10-14-2011, 01:37 PM
Excellent choice. Another one to try not far from there (for lunch) is Rito's, my personal fave.
BEST green chile ever. Seriously.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/ritos-market-and-mexican-take-out-phoenix

Awesome, thanks! I'll make a point to hit it up next time I'm out that way.

Gribbz
10-14-2011, 01:38 PM
I'm thinking about heading to Phoenix for the INNI screening. Anything else happening that weekend?

faxman75
10-14-2011, 01:40 PM
I didn't know a specific weekend was announced for that. It's at FilmBar, right? When?

Gribbz
10-14-2011, 01:42 PM
November 19th.

downingthief
10-14-2011, 01:59 PM
Sorry I apparently didn't see you. No offense meant! Thanks for the kind words. It was gratifying to hear laughter at the donkey scene this time instead of the nothing that came during the premiere.



#9 was so excruciating that I felt embarrassed to have even invited anybody to the screening. It was that fucking awful. Here's what happened in #10 (for Amy's benefit): girl wakes up & realizes she's been kidnapped. She gets driven out to the desert. Her kidnapper is apparently tired from the drive so he takes a nap. (Ah, napper, got it?) She screams to be let out, which reminds him that he's got somebody hogtied in his trunk, so he takes her out and half-buries her. For poignancy, there are flashbacks to her as a little girl. Or something. And you discover characters' names in the credits (i.e. Alysa's Husband John). It was like something I would've written when I wanted to kill everybody in high school, or when I was on my cannibalism kick back in '00.

"Apocalypse Salad" won the Audience Favorite award with 58 votes. I got 2nd place with 35. That's cool because I didn't have 35 people there and I don't know really anybody from this town (in the filmmaking community, anyway) so that was more than 20 votes I got from people who were simply voting objectively. Neat. "Apcalypse Salad" was also directed by one of the organizers of the event. It didn't sound to me like 75% of the audience was reacting all that strongly to the film (if there really were only 80 people there, as one of the other organizers told me in an apparently cocaine-induced conversation at Flanny's afterward). But whatever. I think the only one I really wouldn't have had any qualms with losing to was "Cult Status." The documentary won the Judge's Favorite and I can see why. Well done and all, so no big complaint here.


The Pizza one was indeed awful. Just painful to sit through. The "2044" one was similar, but not as bad.

I thought the "Salad" was good, I enjoyed it. Good timing on the dialogue, and kept you guessing as to what the Hell they were talking about. "Cult Status" was well done, too.

Rick, getting that many votes is indeed indicative of how good "Method" is. I definitely noticed that "salad" had a lot of friends/followers, etc there. So, seeing that get the most votes is not a surprise.

captncrzy
10-14-2011, 02:10 PM
The other thing about Salad was that it went for the cheap laughs--the ones that don't take a lot of thought before you giggle. Like poop jokes.

downingthief
10-14-2011, 02:21 PM
Hee hee. You said poop.

M Sparks
10-14-2011, 10:53 PM
Her kidnapper is apparently tired from the drive so he takes a nap. .

Ha! I forgot about that.


"Apocalypse Salad" won the Audience Favorite award with 58 votes... "Apcalypse Salad" was also directed by one of the organizers of the event. It didn't sound to me like 75% of the audience was reacting all that strongly to the film

Really? I think we all voted for it in my row, it got some big laughs. (You had to vote for two, so you couldn't just back your friend.) No shame in losing to that. In retrospect, we should have voted for "Cult Status", because it was technically better than "Apocalypse" and we should helped split the vote in your favor. Not that it would have been enough.


(if there really were only 80 people there, as one of the other organizers told me in an apparently cocaine-induced conversation at Flanny's afterward).

Burn those bridges! I like it!

Somewhat Damaged
10-15-2011, 08:17 AM
Ha! I forgot about that.

Really? I think we all voted for it in my row, it got some big laughs. (You had to vote for two, so you couldn't just back your friend.) No shame in losing to that. In retrospect, we should have voted for "Cult Status", because it was technically better than "Apocalypse" and we should helped split the vote in your favor. Not that it would have been enough.

Burn those bridges! I like it!

My perception, which was apparently counter to yours and Jennifer's, was that it didn't get the biggest reaction. Obviously wrong. I also didn't realize there were a bunch of people sitting in the rows behind us who had worked on the movie. I've heard of film challenges in the past that are awarded on audience votes where a big strategy is to have a huge cast because then you're more likely to have the largest voting bloc. But yeah, no shame, it was well done, I just was put off a little by it particularly because of who directed it & his role in the event itself.

And to that last part, I'm not posting on Facebook about him being cocaine-fueled. I can appreciate some of what he had to say and may consider the $20/month membership, but was I wrong in thinking he looked to be on more than just alcohol?

M Sparks
10-15-2011, 10:05 AM
I thought he seemed sober, but enthusiastic. I guess I can see your point of view. I've never really been around people on coke much, so I didn't think anything of it.

Anyway, the Pizza one was obviously made by people involved with the festival too, there was no way anyone was voting for that objectively. I was laughing at Apocalypse from the start...I thought it was going to be like Schitzopolis where they speak in a made up language and you had to learn it. It was dumb movie, but a clever idea. Plus, must have been hard to shoot in a van. (Actually, I feel like maybe they created a van set because the one they got out of seemed much smaller.)

Somewhat Damaged
10-15-2011, 06:50 PM
I thought he seemed sober, but enthusiastic. I guess I can see your point of view. I've never really been around people on coke much, so I didn't think anything of it.

Anyway, the Pizza one was obviously made by people involved with the festival too, there was no way anyone was voting for that objectively. I was laughing at Apocalypse from the start...I thought it was going to be like Schitzopolis where they speak in a made up language and you had to learn it. It was dumb movie, but a clever idea. Plus, must have been hard to shoot in a van. (Actually, I feel like maybe they created a van set because the one they got out of seemed much smaller.)

Having done my fair share of coke in the past, among other drugs, it seemed like more than simple enthusiasm. Either coke, Ecstasy (which would just be weird in that environment, especially since he was having a beer), or a manic episode. Or maybe I'm projecting.

I agree that they must've done a van set because their cinematography wouldn't have been that good in so confined a space. Weren't you kind of having a laugh at Jeremy bragging about their $5,000 kit? Doubt that they would've gotten that quality in that small an area with a camera that would've only cost that much (if not less).

M Sparks
10-15-2011, 11:26 PM
Actually, I thought the kit sounded pretty good. I just don't like those Canons because I spent so many years operating full size cameras and using a still camera to shoot video doesn't feel right. They are excellent, though.

We are now officially just having a personal conversation, sorry folks.

faxman75
10-19-2011, 09:04 AM
November 19th.

CURSES! Oh well. I was hoping it would be earlier in November. Any idea how long they plan on running it? I'll be gone November 17-28.

faxman75
10-20-2011, 12:24 PM
The State Fair is shooting for the stars this year! A classy event.

From facebook.


Arizona State Fair
Today's grandstand action: quarter midget racing at 4pm! And new in this week is the Turkey Stampede show - all FREE with fair admission..


Arizona State Fair
Greta Van Susteren is broadcasting LIVE from the Fair tonight at 7pm!..

downingthief
10-20-2011, 01:33 PM
Just more reasons for me not to go to the Fair again...haven't been in forever, and I don't miss it at all.

TomAz
10-20-2011, 02:23 PM
fax you understand that "midget racing" refers to cars, right?

faxman75
10-20-2011, 02:36 PM
I had never heard of quarter midget racing before. I also have no clue what a turkey stampede is but i'm guessing neither is going to make the fair or that crowd any more tolerable.

TomAz
10-20-2011, 03:01 PM
It's a state fair. It's state fair stuff. Livestock shows, midget racing, turkey stampedes. Do they have tractor pulls? I hope so.

It's like you're criticizing farming for being rural.

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faxman75
10-20-2011, 03:17 PM
Jen, I saw you mention you wouldn't mind seeing Kenny Rogers in the Stagecoach thread. He's playing in Phoenix tonight with the Phoenix Symphony. Though i'm guessing $75 isn't what you had in mind.

http://www.phoenixsymphony.org/article/grammy-winner-kenny-rogers-to-headline-the-concert-annual-benefit-for-the-symphony

captncrzy
10-20-2011, 03:19 PM
LOL no way. I'm not contributing any more money to his plastic surgery fund.

amyzzz
10-20-2011, 03:21 PM
I personally like the pig races.

locachica73
10-21-2011, 05:21 AM
Fax, did you take Conner to the fair last week? Was it as scary as I anticipate it to be? We haven't made it yet but Nick really wants to go on rides and I am debating on how many xanax I should take prior.

chairmenmeow47
10-21-2011, 07:55 AM
PAGING MR. DYLANJA, YOU HAVE A PRIVATE MESSAGE DYLANJA

downingthief
10-21-2011, 08:10 AM
So, who all is getting Gov. Brewer's book? (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/21/jan-brewer-waterboarding_n_1023903.html)

locachica73
10-21-2011, 09:38 AM
If anyone is looking for something to do tonight I am getting a group of friends together for some cheap beer up on the north side. We will be at Brennen's @ 34th St & Bell around 5. They have pool tables, pingpong, darts and shuffleboard and $6 domestic pitchers, they also have good beer but I am poor and drink the cheap stuff these days. :)

chairmenmeow47
10-21-2011, 10:57 AM
audra, i'm not going to be able to make it :( i forgot that one of the girls here is doing a happy hour after work and i also need to do some halloween costume shopping.

does anyone know of good karaoke places that let you do private rooms? i've heard of geisha a go go. i also found august karaoke bar online, but a lot of the website is not in english and i'm curious how many english songs they have. saketini looked interesting on yelp, but their website doesn't work. i'm planning a friend's birthday party, thanks :)

downingthief
10-21-2011, 11:02 AM
audra, i'm not going to be able to make it :( i forgot that one of the girls here is doing a happy hour after work and i also need to do some halloween costume shopping.

does anyone know of good karaoke places that let you do private rooms? i've heard of geisha a go go. i also found august karaoke bar online, but a lot of the website is not in english and i'm curious how many english songs they have. saketini looked interesting on yelp, but their website doesn't work. i'm planning a friend's birthday party, thanks :)

A friend of mine went to a party at Geisha, and said the private rooms were a blast.

locachica73
10-21-2011, 11:06 AM
Aww, well you will be missed Ivy, we need to plan a happy hour downtown soon. :)

insbordnat
10-21-2011, 01:10 PM
Brennan's is right near my house (I'm around 40th and Grovers). Gotta meet up with my woman tonight after work though...maybe next time.

locachica73
10-21-2011, 01:25 PM
That's my neighborhood bar, so yeah, next time would be great. :)

NachoCat
10-21-2011, 01:25 PM
I grew up in that area... Went to PVHS

Somewhat Damaged
10-21-2011, 08:24 PM
Ok, so if you've been hankering to watch my movie but just haven't been able to pry yourself from an obligation to make it to a screening yet, here it is in all its Youtube glory:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/v7t4QtBZrgY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

EDIT: it's not showing the video in my browser even though I pasted the "Embed" code. If this is the case for everybody, here's the link: http://youtu.be/v7t4QtBZrgY

Mr. Dylanja
10-21-2011, 08:36 PM
v7t4QtBZrgY

Somewhat Damaged
10-21-2011, 08:43 PM
Thanks, D. And I love that that's the still for the video (assuming it's the pic of the donkey's ass for everyone).

chairmenmeow47
10-29-2011, 01:22 AM
thank you

downingthief
11-02-2011, 11:38 AM
We suck so hard:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/02/arizona-republicans-impeach-redistricting_n_1071358.html

westcoastpirate
11-02-2011, 12:42 PM
Sean, this issue makes my head spin!

TomAz
11-02-2011, 12:50 PM
We suck so hard:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/02/arizona-republicans-impeach-redistricting_n_1071358.html

Redistricting squabbles are nothing new in any jurisdiction. This is not strictly an Arizona issue or strictly a Republican issue.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/bb/TheGerry-mander.jpg/424px-TheGerry-mander.jpg

faxman75
11-02-2011, 12:51 PM
Then there is this shit.

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/2011/11/01/20111101lawsuits-vs-arpaio-andrew-thomas-dismissed.html



A U.S. District Court judge has dismissed all of the civil lawsuits filed by Maricopa County officials and Superior Court judges against Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former County Attorney Andrew Thomas.

Judge Neil Wake on Friday gave the plaintiffs -- retired judges Gary Donahoe, Barbara Rodriguez Mundell and Anna Baca; Supervisors Don Stapley and Mary Rose Wilcox; and county employees Susan Schuerman, Sandi Wilson and Gary Wetzel -- the opportunity to rewrite their complaints. But he warned them that he will not tolerate the melodrama and imprecise accusations that have characterized the political battles from which the lawsuits were generated.

"The parties are admonished that future pleadings shall be limited to concise recitations of relevant facts and law," Wake wrote. "Language that is irrelevant, inflammatory, or included for an improper purpose will be stricken from future pleadings."

TomAz
11-02-2011, 12:56 PM
Nothing more shameful than concise recitations of relevant facts and law.

westcoastpirate
11-02-2011, 01:09 PM
Nothing more shameful than concise recitations of relevant facts and law.

LOL

downingthief
11-02-2011, 01:23 PM
Redistricting squabbles are nothing new in any jurisdiction. This is not strictly an Arizona issue or strictly a Republican issue.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/bb/TheGerry-mander.jpg/424px-TheGerry-mander.jpg

Maybe so. But, you don't agree that the timing of it is quite suspect? Or, that the only issue they have is with the one non Republican on the committee?

TomAz
11-02-2011, 01:32 PM
the commission has two republicans, two democrats, and one independent. And the timing is while they're doing their work. What other time would they do this?

downingthief
11-02-2011, 01:41 PM
Timing in the sense that for the first time in years (and perhaps ever, it seems) Repubs are starting to lose grip on votes. Latest polls show Obama would carry the state, for example. One just came out days ago.
Governor Crypt Keeper is also on a book tour. Coincidence?? I think not.

And, you are correct on the Dems. Meant that it was the one "swing" position, her being Independent.

faxman75
11-02-2011, 01:42 PM
Nothing more shameful than concise recitations of relevant facts and law.

The shameful part is those complaints were filed by former judges and county employees. Were they filed carelessly as the judge stated or is this just a blanket dismissal based on the current judges possible ties and affiliations with the MCSO?

It makes the retired judges and county employees look incompetent.

TomAz
11-02-2011, 02:03 PM
I doubt the plaintiffs were writing their own pleadings. Instead, it makes their counsel look incompetent. Or it was a deliberate strategy that backfired. Or, it was a deliberate strategy to get press and they knew this would probably happen and were prepared for it. who knows.

chairmenmeow47
11-03-2011, 07:30 PM
anyone hiring? a girlfriend i've worked with for years has a horrible boss and i'm trying to help her out.

insbordnat
11-04-2011, 12:50 AM
Damn ghetto bird is out tonight circling above my neighborhood. Good thing I have a police scanner on my phone to listen in, sounds like some sort of burglary.

NachoCat
11-04-2011, 06:56 AM
Ivy - American express is always hiring. If she puts my name down and gets hired I get $1000. Ill split it with her. Pretty good place to work

locachica73
11-04-2011, 07:05 AM
Do you need experience at Amex? My daughter is getting frustrated with working in food service. I am trying to think of things she might be able to get her foot in the door for.

downingthief
11-04-2011, 08:49 AM
anyone hiring? a girlfriend i've worked with for years has a horrible boss and i'm trying to help her out.

What is her area of expertise, etc?

Somewhat Damaged
11-04-2011, 08:54 AM
My company's always hiring as well. http://www.adp.com/careers.aspx

NachoCat
11-04-2011, 09:03 AM
Do you need experience at Amex? My daughter is getting frustrated with working in food service. I am trying to think of things she might be able to get her foot in the door for.

Not sure. There is a ton of different departments here. I dont know the qualifications for all the different areas.

chairmenmeow47
11-04-2011, 09:06 AM
she's worked in financial aid here for ten years. started at the campus, but she's done QA, analyst work, and project manager work. she'd prefer to find an analyst position.

TomAz
11-04-2011, 09:14 AM
is she hot?

NachoCat
11-04-2011, 09:25 AM
I thought you were gay ?

TomAz
11-04-2011, 09:38 AM
Why would you think about my sexuality at all?

PS. who are you?

NachoCat
11-04-2011, 09:46 AM
Just thought it was common knowledge. My bad.

TomAz
11-04-2011, 09:53 AM
Well since you asked, I am straight (married a bajillion years) but could be bi-curious with the right guy. wink.

chairmenmeow47
11-04-2011, 09:53 AM
scott and tom are both heterosexually rad. let's hug.

amyzzz
11-04-2011, 09:54 AM
This reminds me of when everyone kept pestering me saying Jacob was gay.

locachica73
11-04-2011, 09:56 AM
oooh hugs, let me grab a few beers. :)

captncrzy
11-04-2011, 09:58 AM
she's worked in financial aid here for ten years. started at the campus, but she's done QA, analyst work, and project manager work. she'd prefer to find an analyst position.

We have ASSLOADS of analyst positions open. ASSLOADS.

NachoCat
11-04-2011, 09:59 AM
scott and tom are both heterosexually rad. let's hug.


When you're right you're right.

M Sparks
11-04-2011, 10:02 AM
Just thought it was common knowledge. My bad.

You're thinking of me. Apparently, every guy over 40 is the same to you. We're individuals, maaaaaan.

downingthief
11-04-2011, 10:07 AM
Well since you asked, I am straight (married a bajillion years) but could be bi-curious with the right guy. wink.

So, you are saying there's a chance!

downingthief
11-04-2011, 10:08 AM
We have ASSLOADS of analyst positions open. ASSLOADS.

What if she doesn't like ass?

Mr. Dylanja
11-04-2011, 10:17 AM
What's the base pay for those, Jen? US Airways, right? I'm looking for a new job as well. Pretty much have similar qualifications too.

captncrzy
11-04-2011, 10:44 AM
Totally depends on what type of analyst position it is. Look at the website and the job scripts; the pay range is usually on the script. If not, let me know and I'll see if I can find out.

chairmenmeow47
11-04-2011, 10:53 AM
i'll tell her to look at the website. thanks so much <3

Somewhat Damaged
11-06-2011, 08:34 AM
So we're going to be in town Thanksgiving weekend after all. With Cara & Sebastian being here as well, we were talking about meeting up at the Mad Chef Gastro Pub on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Their menu can be found here: http://www.madchefgastropub.com/about.html

I know that's in the area for Ivy & Tomas. Who else would be interested in meeting up with us? We can discuss a time as we draw closer to the event. I'm going to be working that day but will probably get to leave early because the day after Thanksgiving is always woefully slow on the phones, so I was looking at probably getting there around 4-4:30.

guedita
11-06-2011, 10:09 AM
I'm going to order like twelve things off of that menu and gorge myself. Consider yourselves warned.

chairmenmeow47
11-06-2011, 08:14 PM
i keep wanting to check that place out. i think i may go to lake powell though.

downingthief
11-07-2011, 08:14 AM
Sounds good to me!

captncrzy
11-07-2011, 08:39 AM
I'm going to order like twelve things off of that menu and gorge myself. Consider yourselves warned.

My goal is to taste every single beer on tap in a single night.

amyzzz
11-07-2011, 09:09 AM
I work until 7 that day, so if anything is going on 7:30 or later I can go. If not, oh well.

TomAz
11-07-2011, 09:13 AM
AMY AREn"T YOU EXCITED RADIOHEAD IS COMING TO TOWN

amyzzz
11-07-2011, 09:15 AM
Holy fuck. I didn't know. Thank you, Tom.