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faxman75
12-10-2008, 05:04 PM
Someone done fucked up at work today. While searching for some "the national" lyrics.....I spread a virus.

That's strike 2 against me. It was unreal how productive I was today though. I hadn't done that much work at work EVER. I'm gonna be laying low for a few weeks me thinks. No more lyric searching either.

bakersfield
12-10-2008, 10:24 PM
For those of you who don't check the NBA thread, you probably don't care. For those that do, this is worth posting twice...

Raja Bell
Boris Diaw
Sean Singletary

for

Jason Richardson
Jared Dudley

I think I like that trade.
My thought is that it cannot hurt.
We were not going anywhere with the lineup we had.

locachica73
12-10-2008, 10:44 PM
I am still torn. I reserve the right to hate it later.

amyzzz
12-11-2008, 03:22 AM
I am strongly thinking about going to that Andy Rourke DJ set--is anyone else going? I haven't danced in ages, and I think I need it this week. I still have to figure out where The Ruby is though.

locachica73
12-11-2008, 07:00 AM
I miss dancing. :(

None of my friends dance, just one and she only gets out every other weekend. Last weekend was her weekend but she had holiday parties. So I am gonna end up going over a month without.

chairmenmeow47
12-11-2008, 07:00 AM
it's just south of downtown. kinda hard to find.

Mr. Dylanja
12-11-2008, 08:49 AM
zzz's, I was embarrassed to admit this to the rest of the board so I wanted to keep it between us Phoenicians, I've never listend to Sphongle. What am I missing?

amyzzz
12-11-2008, 08:58 AM
Dylanja, there are pictures and you tubes in this thread if you want to listen:
http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?t=23895&highlight=shpongle

Is is very psychedelic trance (hence the "psy-trance" moniker in that thread) and very danceable. They really work a lot of different rhythms and beats into the SAME SONG, lots of trippy guest vocals, and amazing flute solos (I know, sounds dumb, but it's so beautiful! SRSLY). This is truly acid music. Jacob adores them, so I figure if we can see them live once, we'll probably go.

Mr. Dylanja
12-11-2008, 09:04 AM
Thanks zzzizzz, sounds like something I'd like! I know the person driving me to Vegas loves Sphongle maybe I can burn a cd tonight, any suggestions to start with?

sbessiso
12-11-2008, 09:05 AM
Yeah, forget Shpongle and listen to that Beck mix.


plz

amyzzz
12-11-2008, 09:09 AM
Salah, get outta the Phx thread, man. Hawk your Beck mix CD's elsewhere. ;)

Mr. Dylanja
12-11-2008, 09:12 AM
He stalks me, zzzizzzles...

locachica73
12-12-2008, 12:40 PM
Hey all, I just got confirmation from Tommy that the 30th or the 2nd would be the best day for him to hang out. I think if we plan on the 30th then Ivy will be able to join us but I don't remember for sure. How does that work for everyone else. Once we figure out the day then we can go through the big process of figuring out the where.

T, any special food requests?

TomAz
12-12-2008, 12:43 PM
I could actually do this for once if it were the 26th or 27th. but not those dates you mention.

TommyboyUNM
12-12-2008, 12:55 PM
No food requests in particular, though I haven't eaten meat in almost 2 months. Veggie dishes aren't hard to find so I'm up for anything.

Tom that sucks. Where are your priorities! I'd like to hang with anyone who is up for it while I'm out there.

amyzzz
12-12-2008, 01:11 PM
SRSLY, Tom(az). WTF? ;)

amyzzz
12-12-2008, 01:20 PM
Where do we want to go? (not rula bula, not gordon biersch) :)

chairmenmeow47
12-12-2008, 01:21 PM
any day but the 27th and the 31st work for me and if it's a weekday, i can be there about 6 or so :)

TommyboyUNM
12-12-2008, 01:25 PM
any day but the 27th and the 31st work for me and if it's a weekday, i can be there about 6 or so :)


Let's meet up on the 30th then. Probably the earlier the better.

locachica73
12-12-2008, 01:25 PM
Could you do the 2nd? That is a Friday and might work out better for others.

or just stick to the 30th. :)

amyzzz
12-12-2008, 01:27 PM
Oh geez, I work until 6.

TommyboyUNM
12-12-2008, 01:27 PM
Could you do the 2nd? That is a Friday and might work out better for others.

or just stick to the 30th. :)


I suppose I could do that if the 2nd works better for any others. Are you gonna be in town on the 2nd, Ivy?

locachica73
12-12-2008, 01:27 PM
you can be fashionably late... :)

TomAz
12-12-2008, 01:28 PM
fuck all y'all.

TommyboyUNM
12-12-2008, 01:29 PM
Oh geez, I work until 6.


I sure that won't be a problem. I'm on vacation so we can meet at whatever time. I just have to head back to Tucson after the dinner, but I can get in whenever and it'll be fine. :)

chairmenmeow47
12-12-2008, 01:36 PM
i will not be here the 2nd.

locachica73
12-12-2008, 01:38 PM
OK, 30th it is, 6 PM until whenever people show up. We can get there at 6 and drink and then plan on having dinner at say 7 for the late comers?

My thoughts are we could do 4 peaks since we are hitting it early. I work close to there and get off work at 4 so I could head there early and get a spot and people can come in as they get there.

chairmenmeow47
12-12-2008, 01:47 PM
i'm fine with that.

we need to get a meet-up with tom and randy at some point.

locachica73
12-12-2008, 01:48 PM
When is Randy coming to town again, maybe Tom can pencil us into his calendar. :)

TommyboyUNM
12-12-2008, 01:56 PM
OK, 30th it is, 6 PM until whenever people show up. We can get there at 6 and drink and then plan on having dinner at say 7 for the late comers?

My thoughts are we could do 4 peaks since we are hitting it early. I work close to there and get off work at 4 so I could head there early and get a spot and people can come in as they get there.


Sounds perfect to me. Now wasn't that easy :)

locachica73
12-12-2008, 01:57 PM
easy is my middle name... in the not dirty whorish kind of way.

happypappy420
12-12-2008, 04:19 PM
off topic question, i just received a photo radar ticket for speeding on scottsdale road. who was it that said to PM them on how to get out of it? i have looked through about 20 pages with no success. the car is registered in my name, but my wife was driving.

amyzzz
12-12-2008, 04:24 PM
faxman said.

bakersfield
12-12-2008, 10:26 PM
off topic question, i just received a photo radar ticket for speeding on scottsdale road. who was it that said to PM them on how to get out of it? i have looked through about 20 pages with no success. the car is registered in my name, but my wife was driving.


This may help, from
http://azspeedcameraslocations.blogspot.com/

Posted by AZ Speed Cameras Locations at Monday, November 17, 2008

Deluge of couples registering cars in each others' names
There is one proven way to get out of speed camera tickets, and that's if you can show the driver wasn't you. One of the local newspapers recently reported that couples are successfully getting out of tickets by driving each others' cars, and indicating that the person in the picture can't possibly be them - it doesn't look like them and it's the wrong gender.

happypappy420
12-12-2008, 11:24 PM
thanks bakersfield!!! everyone should actually check that site out. good info on there. i did not even realize that i am part of a new trend on registering vehicles in a spouses name. it does make sense. i was thinking of saying that it was some girl i met at the bar and i do not know her name. my wife thought it may work. i will send the ticket back stating that i do not know who the driver was and see what happens.

sin213
12-14-2008, 10:26 PM
i'll be comin down to this next meet up. it'll be good to see you again tommy! and i must say, in person you look EXACTLY like you do in your avatar. ;)

faxman75
12-15-2008, 08:25 AM
Hello folks. I'm testing the waters. Lets hope IT doesn't come barging into my cubicle today. Thursday was rough though apparently I have not learned my lesson. Vegas was good stuff. I imagine I should be free for the festivities being discussed at months end.

TommyboyUNM
12-15-2008, 09:35 AM
i'll be comin down to this next meet up. it'll be good to see you again tommy! and i must say, in person you look EXACTLY like you do in your avatar. ;)


Sweet dude it'll be real cool to hang out again. And I've been told more than once that I'm almost a carbon copy of Dolemite! Haha.

locachica73
12-15-2008, 09:39 AM
I think your fro is a bit bigger. ;)

amyzzz
12-15-2008, 10:36 AM
This is going to sound really shitty and selfish, but I don't think I want to go to the next board meet-up if anyone talks about the NIN show. I can't bear it. I don't want to hear about it. I'm that sad that I couldn't go.

TommyboyUNM
12-15-2008, 11:07 AM
This is going to sound really shitty and selfish, but I don't think I want to go to the next board meet-up if anyone talks about the NIN show. I can't bear it. I don't want to hear about it. I'm that sad that I couldn't go.


I think there will be plenty of other things to talk about :)

Somewhat Damaged
12-15-2008, 11:15 AM
Hello folks. I'm testing the waters. Lets hope IT doesn't come barging into my cubicle today. Thursday was rough though apparently I have not learned my lesson.

Mark, didn't you say you lost like $400 in Vegas? Maybe you ought to try abstaining from the board for a while, especially with the job market being in such a shitty state. You don't need to get your ass fired right now. You want to go to Coachella next year, don't you?

The board meet-up will be a wait and see affair for me. There's looking to be some overtime potential at work this month, and the 30th is a Tuesday so I'm not sure how eager I'd be to head over after work anyway. I'll have a better idea as we draw nearer.

TomAz
12-15-2008, 11:43 AM
rick why don't you and i host our own alternative board meetup on the 26th or 27th.

Somewhat Damaged
12-15-2008, 11:53 AM
Sure. I think I'd prefer the 27th 'cause I've got to work on the 26th. Where at and what time? I'm sure the weekend will work better for Jen, too.

TomAz
12-15-2008, 11:54 AM
27th is good. not late.

captncrzy
12-15-2008, 11:56 AM
tom, check pm's

amyzzz
12-15-2008, 12:00 PM
Crikey. I'll probably be in Sedona on the 27th, dropping off the kids so I can make the other meet-up. (and also so I can be childless on new year's eve)

locachica73
12-15-2008, 12:20 PM
Why is it sooooooooo cold??? I am in a long sleeve shirt and have the heater at work running and I am still cold. I can't get rid of this chill. bleh.

I already miss my desert heat.

TomAz
12-15-2008, 12:24 PM
Amy I am fairly certain that you and I are never going to meet.

amyzzz
12-15-2008, 12:32 PM
Maybe I can take my kids there on the 28th. Nothing is set in stone yet, but I feel weird doing a board thing on the weekend after Christmas.

TomAz
12-15-2008, 01:32 PM
... A COOL AND WET WEEK EXPECTED INTO THURSDAY...

A WINTRY LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE DOWN THE WEST COAST THE NEXT THREE DAYS BEFORE TURNING INLAND AND PUSHING THROUGH ARIZONA AROUND THURSDAY. THIS SYSTEM WILL CONTAIN LOTS OF MOISTURE... WITH SEVERAL WAVES OF PRECIPITATION EXPECTED BEFORE IT EXITS THE REGION THURSDAY. SOME OF THE RAINFALL WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES... ESPECIALLY ON TUESDAY AND THEN AGAIN WEDNESDAY. TOTAL RAIN AMOUNTS MAY EXCEED THREE INCHES OVER PARTS OF NORTHERN MARICOPA AND SOUTHERN GILA COUNTIES BEFORE THE FINAL SYSTEM MOVES BY THURSDAY... WITH ONE TO TWO INCHES COMMON ELSEWHERE.





why does the weather service have to shout so?

TommyboyUNM
12-15-2008, 01:34 PM
It's snowing here in Burque today. Eff you guys.

locachica73
12-15-2008, 01:40 PM
They have a fire out in the big metal can outside. I want to go stand by it, it looks warmer then my office heater.

gaypalmsprings
12-15-2008, 01:41 PM
The walruses are coming.

amyzzz
12-15-2008, 01:46 PM
To Phoenix??

locachica73
12-15-2008, 01:48 PM
Desert Walruses????

faxman75
12-15-2008, 01:54 PM
They have a fire out in the big metal can outside. I want to go stand by it, it looks warmer then my office heater.


I have my fan on at my desk.

amyzzz
12-15-2008, 01:54 PM
I was hoping GPS was coming here when I saw that he had posted in this thread. :(

faxman75
12-15-2008, 01:55 PM
He came here a few months ago for nascar and didn't tell us. :(

locachica73
12-15-2008, 01:55 PM
I have my fan on at my desk.

I have the heater set to 69 and the boys out here complain its too warm. But it is because they walk in from outside for 5 minutes with thier jackets and sweatshirts on. I am going to have to get a little portable heater for under my desk.

Mr. Dylanja
12-16-2008, 09:12 PM
We need a meet up ASAP to tell zzzizzzles all about NIN!!!

Somewhat Damaged
12-16-2008, 09:35 PM
Glad you made it home safely, Dylan. How were your shrooms? Too bad you weren't able to hang out with us at Halo. D'you do any gambling?

chairmenmeow47
12-17-2008, 08:20 AM
if you do a seperate meet-up on the 27th, do it at bikini lounge since my friend is getting married there so i can participate, lol.

the 30th works for me though! four peaks is it?

locachica73
12-17-2008, 08:21 AM
yes, four peaks it is. :)

chairmenmeow47
12-17-2008, 08:25 AM
sweet! i prolly won't be there until closer to 6 but i'm there :) i love when meet-ups are close to my house!

TomAz
12-17-2008, 08:28 AM
if you do a seperate meet-up on the 27th, do it at bikini lounge since my friend is getting married there so i can participate, lol.

the separate meetup for the 27th has been set for kazimierz. just jen, rick & me so far.

TommyboyUNM
12-17-2008, 08:29 AM
I'll look up Four Peaks online. I'll probably be in Phoenix around.....2:00 I would say. Just looking for some place to kill time. Actually I may try to get there closer to 12:00 so I could find a good lunch spot. If anyone has any suggestions as to where I should go for lunch/shooting the shit, you should let me know. Ivy it'll be good to meet you. You and Randy dodged me in Vegas. :)

locachica73
12-17-2008, 08:30 AM
I will probably get there at 4ish. My friend Lisa will be joining me. OK so for a headcount I have:

Amy (and hubby?)
Ivy
Tommy
Mark(?)
Lisa
Myself
Sin (ok sorry I just made a guess at a nicname I kinda remember right now.)

I think there are others but I can't remember who all confirmed. Help me out here. :(

downingthief
12-17-2008, 08:32 AM
the separate meetup for the 27th has been set for kazimierz. just jen, rick & me so far.

Ohhhh...yum. Going to check our schedule for sure!

TommyboyUNM
12-17-2008, 08:42 AM
I will probably get there at 4ish. My friend Lisa will be joining me. OK so for a headcount I have:

Amy (and hubby?)
Ivy
Tommy
Mark(?)
Lisa
Myself
Sin (ok sorry I just made a guess at a nicname I kinda remember right now.)

I think there are others but I can't remember who all confirmed. Help me out here. :(


Yeah, Sin said he would most likely make it. Dylanja?

locachica73
12-17-2008, 08:45 AM
I'll look up Four Peaks online. I'll probably be in Phoenix around.....2:00 I would say. Just looking for some place to kill time. Actually I may try to get there closer to 12:00 so I could find a good lunch spot. If anyone has any suggestions as to where I should go for lunch/shooting the shit, you should let me know. Ivy it'll be good to meet you. You and Randy dodged me in Vegas. :)

Dos Gringos is just up the road from 4 Peaks, its not a bad bar and good food/drink specials. Or you can just go walk up and down Mill and check out the bars/restaraunts/stores in that area. I get off work at 330 now so IM me your number again and I will call you as soon as I get in the area. :)

TommyboyUNM
12-17-2008, 08:47 AM
Mill Avenue sounds like a mighty fine idea. If I still ate meat I would hit up In N Out. Maybe I'll just go there for the fries. Mmmmmm.

locachica73
12-17-2008, 08:50 AM
what happens in AZ stays in AZ.... get yourself a burger. lol just kidding. One of AZ's top ranked tattoo spots in close to where we are meeting too. Just in case you are crazy like lisa and i and get inked whenver on vacation.

chairmenmeow47
12-17-2008, 08:52 AM
ha ha ha, sorry, tommy, i'll be meeting you for sure this time though :)

TommyboyUNM
12-17-2008, 09:02 AM
what happens in AZ stays in AZ.... get yourself a burger. lol just kidding. One of AZ's top ranked tattoo spots in close to where we are meeting too. Just in case you are crazy like lisa and i and get inked whenver on vacation.


If I got a tattoo everytime I went on vacation, I'd only have maybe 1 square inch of bare skin left.

TommyboyUNM
12-17-2008, 09:04 AM
ha ha ha, sorry, tommy, i'll be meeting you for sure this time though :)


Apology accepted and I hope you've learned your lesson.

locachica73
12-17-2008, 09:10 AM
If I got a tattoo everytime I went on vacation, I'd only have maybe 1 square inch of bare skin left.

good point mr jetsetter. i only get out of town once or twice a year.

chairmenmeow47
12-17-2008, 12:40 PM
oh arpaio...

link to article (http://ktar.com/?nid=6&sid=1009879)


Sheriff Arpaio stars in reality TV mini-series
December 16th, 2008 @ 11:28am
by Bob McClay/KTAR

"Smile! You're under Arrest!" That's the title of a new reality television show starring Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

The show features actors who lure several suspects to a location with a promise that they might have a modeling career. Suspects were arrested when they arrived.

Arpaio said the taping of the three-part show led to hundreds of arrests.

"During the operation, I believe we probably arrested 20. That was just the first phase," Arpaio said. "The second phase was to go out and grab more on the information and intelligence we received from the producers. So, totally, probably 600 were arrested."

The sheriff added, "This is a little different twist, where the main mission is to have entertainment and to kill two birds with one stone and also arrest people."

On the show, Arpaio addresses the actors and the deputies participating, warning, "This is a very dangerous assignment to go after fugitives. You never know what's going to happen when these guys are wanted."

The targeted fugitives receive a letter promising that, if they come to the Myst nightclub in Scottsdale, they will get $300 and a chance at a modeling career.

Dave Sheridan is one of the actors appearing in the show.

"In this sting, we're going to be posing as a fake fashion show, it's going to be called 'Average Guy Clothing.' By the way, our target will be picked up in a limo, our very own limo. J.L. Time Limo Service. Get it?"

The suspects model black-and-white, jail-type clothing before a room full of undercover deputies, who then swoop in for the bust.

The three-part series starts Dec. 27 on the Fox Reality Channel, which can be found on Cox (Digital) 144, Dish Network 190 and Direct TV Channel 250.

Arpaio is not bothered that it will not get wider exposure.

"Do we want too many people to look at it so they'll get alert to it, suspicious when we keep doing this?" he asked. "I don't know. We'll have to see how it pans out."

Blinken
12-17-2008, 12:43 PM
Why the fuck do you guys keep on electing him?

TomAz
12-17-2008, 12:52 PM
Not me. I have never voted for him once in 12 years.

the inbreds love him though.

amyzzz
12-17-2008, 01:06 PM
We have all expressed our disgust of the sheriff.

downingthief
12-17-2008, 01:26 PM
And then some. Really thought we had a chance to get him out this time around. No such luck.

sin213
12-17-2008, 01:29 PM
i don't HATE many people....but i HATE arpaio.

TomAz
12-17-2008, 01:30 PM
Arpaio could get caught embezzling millions and having gay S&M sex with his deputies and he would still get re-elected as long as he continued to harrass minorities.

faxman75
12-17-2008, 01:46 PM
and smile for the cameras.....

downingthief
12-17-2008, 02:16 PM
YES!!!!

Some see revival of old Mill Avenue in Borders closing
by Dianna M. Náñez - Dec. 17, 2008 01:28 PM
The Arizona Republic
Nico Holthaus, a longtime Tempe filmmaker, said he recalled the 2001 opening of Borders bookstore on Mill Avenue as a symbol of a changing downtown Tempe.

"You couldn't deny it anymore. There it was, the 'corporatization' of main street," he said.

Now, he views the January closing of the store as an opportunity - to revive independent business on Mill. Holthaus said it may be farfetched but he would love to see the Borders space broken up into incubator spaces and leased to independent businesses.
"I'd love music and books and artists there," he said.

This year, Holthaus released Mill Ave Inc., an independent film with scores of Tempeans' documenting the evolution of Mill. With the notice of Borders closing, many Tempeans are recalling the 'old' Mill Avenue and positing on what will replace the prime Border spot at Seventh Street and Mill.

Holthaus and other Tempeans realized the extinction of most of downtown's independent businesses did not happen overnight. It took place in small, barely noticeable steps until something once vibrant has disappeared.

In the case of Mill Avenue, many were left scratching their heads, wondering where the soulful sounds of independent music and merchants of downtown Tempe went. In their place over the past decade came corporate-owned businesses: Bath and Body Works, the Gap Inc., Abercrombie & Fitch Co. and Borders bookstore.

Gone was Long Wong's and with it went nightly local bands and cheap wings on Mill. Locally-owned Changing Hands Bookstore and its eclectic mix of used and new books and monthly book clubs also moved off of Mill when the owner could no longer afford the skyrocketing rent that often comes with a shift to corporate business.

While Tempeans have lamented the "corporatization" of Mill, last week they noticed that the economic slump may have spurred an unexpected opportunity to revive independent business downtown.

A closing business note hanging on the door of Border's bookstore, a 25,000-square-foot retail mammoth on Mill, signaled change. After the recent closing of Abercrombie, Gap and Bath and Body, Borders was one of the few corporate retailers left downtown.

And while few business owners want empty spaces, the chance to reshape Mill is causing a buzz amongst Tempe's old-timers.

Vic Linoff, owned and operated Those Were the Days bookstore on Mill for 35 years. Linoff closed the store in August. He still leases space, at a discounted rate, to two independent businesses.

Linoff said he rents for less because he thinks Mill will only survive the economy and competition from Tempe Marketplace, which opened nearby in Tempe last year, if downtown can offer "unique, one-of-a-kind shops."

"Mill is not a mall," he said. "If people want corporate stores they'd rather go to a mall. They'll come to Mill . . . for destination (shopping)."

Linoff said he would like to see another independent bookstore take the Border's space after it leaves in January.

José Ramirez, a real estate consultant with Urban Realty & Development on Mill Avenue, said Holthaus's idea of parsing the space for lease may not be as farfetched as it sounds. He said it would be great to rent the spaces to an eclectic mix of shops.

Mayor Hugh Hallman said that he sees Borders' closing as a chance to shift gears on Mill.

"I'm actually rather delighted that we're finally moving on away from the chain stores that got a hold of Mill Avenue. It was Borders that chased Changing Hands off of Mill," he said.

amyzzz
12-17-2008, 02:19 PM
I like Border's. I liked Changing Hands too.

faxman75
12-17-2008, 02:38 PM
It would be really nice to have more local shops in place of that boarders. I wouldn't mind an attempt at a small locally owned music venue damn it.

Mill Ave Inc.the movie had it's heart in the right place but my god the editing was pretty terrible. I remember thinking I was dizzy much like with the Blair Witch project ecept this was way too many cut scenes in a row. That's the movie I met McCabe it.

Best part of it was seeing Sarasina (Long Wongs) standing in the now vacant lot reminising of what once was.

R.I.P. Wongs :(

TomAz
12-17-2008, 02:42 PM
hey. why'd those places close?

Blinken
12-17-2008, 02:47 PM
Long Wong's closed? That place was great. Is the Pink Pony still around?

downingthief
12-17-2008, 02:48 PM
Long Wong's closed? That place was great. Is the Pink Pony still around?

Yes. Alive, and well.

chairmenmeow47
12-17-2008, 02:49 PM
the only thing i like about borders is that it's open late. has helped me out many a night after class :)

faxman75
12-17-2008, 03:13 PM
Word. Fortunately there are tons of other Boarders around though. :)

That coffee plantation is pretty bad ass. Tons of tables, free wifi and loads of outlets. Lots of space.

faxman75
12-17-2008, 03:17 PM
hey. why'd those places close?

Wongs was slowly becoming the sewer it smelled like. They initially said the plan was to destroy and rebuild. Owner of the property lived in Vegas. Turned out they just leveled it. I think it was either the Pistoleros or Los Guys who had a song called "sara says" about Sarasina the manager. You lose wongs, changing hands, beloes and a few other places and suddenly Mill is gone. Mill ave was a big reason I moved to the area. It had a lot of character. I remember back in 97' or so hearing Walt Richardson singing "down on mill ave." in Beloes during a visit. Part of that track was played in the Mill Ave. Inc. film with footage and interviews from Hans Olsen, Robin Wilson, Walt Richardson and many others including owners and managers of many of the places like Wongs and Changing hands.

captncrzy
12-18-2008, 08:15 AM
Drive down mill ave and you'll see that it's half-empty. The buildings that sit around the old centerpoint theater are vacant and have been for some time. If they want those spaces filled, they're really going to need to lower their rents. There's some good restuarants on it (Med Fresh, a little mexican place) but most of the joints are still corporate owned (Taco Del Mar, Fatburger).

We did just get a Dunkin Donuts on 5th street, though. Yay donuts.

chairmenmeow47
12-18-2008, 08:36 AM
so there's a dunkin donuts at fifth street and the one on priest? what the fuck, dunkin?! why'd you close the one on broadway then?!

i think it's hilarious dunkin donuts closed all but like 3 stores and then now they are re-opening stores in locations close to where they were before.

captncrzy
12-18-2008, 08:48 AM
Yeah, Broadway is closed.

From what I understand, the franchisee closed ALL of his stores and then remodeled them all at once. So he remodeled the one on Priest and closed the one on Broadway and moved it to Mill.

Mr. Dylanja
12-18-2008, 08:53 AM
Didn't Krispy Kreme do the same thing?

The donut industry seems to be in a bit of a tizzy :)

captncrzy
12-18-2008, 09:35 AM
No, the KK franchisee went bankrupt because he oversaturated his market.

faxman75
12-18-2008, 09:37 AM
Dunkin is kinda known for its coffee too. Krispy needs to step it up a notch if it wants to remain viable in this economy.

Donuts=Serious business

mountmccabe
12-18-2008, 11:16 AM
They just opened a Long Wong's around the corner from my work. It is on Cave Creek south of the 101.

It kinda boggled me, seeing that sign there.

faxman75
12-18-2008, 11:33 AM
Yeah, there are loads of Long Wongs though. The original Long Wongs Wings is the location near Scottsdale Rd. and Thomas I think. I have seen them in the west valley as well. The Famous Wings on Indian School used to be a Long Wongs. They also have live music from what I recall. I have never been there though.

Mr. Dylanja
12-18-2008, 12:00 PM
They just opened a Long Wong's around the corner from my work. It is on Cave Creek south of the 101.


You work at The Candy Store?

faxman75
12-18-2008, 12:05 PM
That joints classy. That's the last strip club I went too and damn if those chicks weren't kinda nasty. It's one thing to be covered in tattoos, which I don't necessarily mind but when you see scabs holy shit you better run for the hills.

TomAz
12-18-2008, 12:05 PM
yeah John gives the bikers the toss when they get too rowdy.

chairmenmeow47
12-18-2008, 12:10 PM
lol!!!

i've had the long wongs that was just off mill for awhile and the one at scottsdale and thomas and both sucked. they are nowhere near as good as the one that used to be by the borders corner. the one on thomas was the worst.

locachica73
12-18-2008, 02:02 PM
I had Long Wongs once, not a big fan. I do like buffalo wild wings though. But the bar down the road from me has the bestest wings ever, and $5 pitchers of beer.

Mr. Dylanja
12-18-2008, 02:12 PM
Ivy likes Slim Wangs more than Long Wongs :D

faxman75
12-18-2008, 02:14 PM
oh my...ha.

Bug's Sister
12-18-2008, 02:22 PM
Ivy likes Slim Wangs more than Long Wongs :D

Tee hee! Phoenix peeps r funnie!!!!!

Young Blood's Sister
12-18-2008, 02:24 PM
My queefs smell like candy canes

Bug's Sister
12-18-2008, 02:27 PM
My queefs smell like candy canes

And some of them taste like cottage cheese!!!!!

faxman75
12-18-2008, 02:29 PM
I hope these aren't bug aliases because he is funny. These are just meh.

Young Blood's Sister
12-18-2008, 02:32 PM
take pictures of your beer in Siberia Silly-Putty-in-jeans

amyzzz
12-18-2008, 03:45 PM
Jacob says there is currently an anti-photo radar protest on the 60--maybe on an overpass near Alma School.

Mr. Dylanja
12-18-2008, 03:48 PM
Go picket, zzzizzzles!!

amyzzz
12-18-2008, 03:50 PM
Fo sho!

Mr. Dylanja
12-18-2008, 04:01 PM
If you have a fro, Yo, you can picket too!!

Bug's Sister
12-18-2008, 04:02 PM
Jacob says there is currently an anti-photo radar protest on the 60--maybe on an overpass near Alma School.

OMG how do u live there with all this stuff goin' on?

amyzzz
12-19-2008, 10:31 AM
God, I haven't been there in ages. Stinkweeds started out in Mesa and gradually moved to central Phoenix, whereas I started out in central Phoenix and gradually moved to east Mesa. argh. Always a long trip for me to get to Stinkweeds.

chairmenmeow47
12-19-2008, 10:36 AM
last time i was at stinkweeds was to get sage franics tickets. still a dope shop :)

Mr. Dylanja
12-19-2008, 10:38 AM
Where the fuck is Stinkweeds???

I bought Third, HTTT and Amnesiac 10" at Zia a few weeks ago.

I really don't like Zia at all.

adamnikyo
12-19-2008, 10:41 AM
Phx sucks.

mountmccabe
12-19-2008, 10:49 AM
Stinkweeds is just Northwest of Central and Camelback. I was there yesterday!

Mr. Dylanja
12-19-2008, 10:54 AM
What?!?

That is like 2 seconds from my work!! Oh noez, this could be an expensive lunch hour today...

sin213
12-19-2008, 03:23 PM
last time i was at stinkweeds was to get sage franics tickets. still a dope shop :)

nice! that was the last time i was there too! decent show.

Mr. Dylanja
12-19-2008, 03:37 PM
How bout Sage opening for Gza? That was cool.

chairmenmeow47
12-19-2008, 03:37 PM
nice! that was the last time i was there too! decent show.


it was a great show!!! i was just really tired since it was right after i got back from switzerland. me and my girl were dancing in the back. but then i sat down on this couch to rest and next thing i know she's waking me up to go home, lol. great, great show though.

and hi adam! :)

Bug's Sister
12-19-2008, 03:39 PM
it was a great show!!! i was just really tired since it was right after i got back from switzerland. me and my girl were dancing in the back. but then i sat down on this couch to rest and next thing i know she's waking me up to go home, lol. great, great show though.

and hi adam! :)

lol!

Why are you so white if you live in phx?

chairmenmeow47
12-21-2008, 10:28 AM
so i hiked "A" mountain friday night:

http://ivy.aholic.us/gallery/d/754750-2/1219082104_01.jpg

and then got some donuts from the dunkin donuts off mill and thought of all of you:

http://ivy.aholic.us/gallery/d/754754-2/1219082122.jpg

captncrzy
12-21-2008, 11:28 AM
That's the building I work in all lit up in the background.

One time, we sat in our boss's office, which was a corner office that overlooked A mountain, and watched some kids try to roll down it.

kreutz2112
12-21-2008, 11:35 AM
http://ivy.aholic.us/gallery/d/754754-2/1219082122.jpg

you look like the joker in this picture.

sin213
12-21-2008, 04:03 PM
That's the building I work in all lit up in the background.

One time, we sat in our boss's office, which was a corner office that overlooked A mountain, and watched some kids try to roll down it.

is that the us airways building?

captncrzy
12-21-2008, 04:04 PM
Yes.

sin213
12-21-2008, 04:18 PM
yeah, thought it was.


those doughnuts make my stomach upset just lookin at em, ivy. bleh...too many xmas goodies at work and home and going out to eat with too many people lately.

Somewhat Damaged
12-21-2008, 09:28 PM
Hey, hey, hey, what the fuck is all this about an "A" mountain in Phoenix? The only REAL one in the state is in Tucson, and you thieving bastards know it.

Mr. Dylanja
12-21-2008, 10:19 PM
BEAR DOWN!

locachica73
12-22-2008, 07:48 AM
OK I just learned in chat last night what bear porn is so your above comment through me off a bit.

faxman75
12-22-2008, 07:50 AM
So when is this meetup with Tommy? I remember something about 4 peaks.

locachica73
12-22-2008, 07:56 AM
Tuesday, December 30th, 6:00 PM is the official time but I will probably get there earlier since I get off work at 3:30 and don't want to drive all the way home first.

faxman75
12-22-2008, 08:00 AM
Gotcha, I will probably be a little late as I work and have to go home and let the dog out and feed him first.

amyzzz
12-22-2008, 08:07 AM
Yeah, I will be there late.

locachica73
12-22-2008, 08:20 AM
Amy, are you bringing your hubby? (can't think of his name sorry)

Mr. D, Are you going for sure?

amyzzz
12-22-2008, 08:43 AM
Probably, but we will arrive separately I think.

faxman75
12-22-2008, 08:47 AM
Amy, are you bringing your hubby? (can't think of his name sorry)


JACOB!



Mr. D, Are you going for sure?

If he's not home spending time with "it". :lool

chairmenmeow47
12-22-2008, 08:49 AM
thanks for the reminder on this. note to self, save up pennies for kiltlifters :)

locachica73
12-22-2008, 08:56 AM
[QUOTE=faxman75;878116]JACOB!

You would think I could remember that since it is my sons name. Sorry, I have a hard time remembering names, but I can remember numbers from childhood. It's weird.

Mr. Dylanja
12-22-2008, 08:57 AM
Faxy, you sick bastard!

faxman75
12-22-2008, 09:02 AM
;) Don't be bitter.

TommyboyUNM
12-22-2008, 09:21 AM
Yeah, I will be there late.


Alright zzzizzzlez. I'm glad you're gonna make it! I'm gonna be in Phoenix probably around noon or so just bullshitting and enjoying not being at work. I'll probably hit up In N Out to have some fries (extra crispy of course).

faxman75
12-22-2008, 09:22 AM
:nono Nothing more disgusting than fries from IN N Out.

locachica73
12-22-2008, 09:23 AM
anything from mcdonalds is more disgusting then fries from In N Out

TommyboyUNM
12-22-2008, 09:25 AM
:nono Nothing more disgusting than fries from IN N Out.


Have you had them well done? Mmmmmm. I don't eat meat, so fries and a shake are all I have left from In N Out.

amyzzz
12-22-2008, 09:27 AM
I tried the fries there animal style, and it was ok.

locachica73
12-22-2008, 09:29 AM
OK the threads I have read today are making me hungry.

chairmenmeow47
12-22-2008, 09:30 AM
both mcdonalds and in-n-out have good fries. communists, all of you!

locachica73
12-22-2008, 09:32 AM
They use to be good, they still taste good but whatever oil they switched to that doesn't have the trans fat gives me indigestion and I end up burping McD's for the rest of the day. I will take the stroke in the future over the burping in the present.

Bug's Sister
12-22-2008, 09:34 AM
both mcdonalds and in-n-out have good fries. communists, all of you!

you tell them lol!

TommyboyUNM
12-22-2008, 09:36 AM
both mcdonalds and in-n-out have good fries. communists, all of you!


Hey I'm the good guy in this!

locachica73
12-22-2008, 09:37 AM
I like Red Robin frys. Extra Cripsy. Yum

TommyboyUNM
12-22-2008, 09:41 AM
I like Red Robin frys. Extra Cripsy. Yum


The Red Robin fries I've had are always too mushy. Can you ask them for extra crispy. Are the Red Robins in Phoenix different? :)

locachica73
12-22-2008, 09:43 AM
I have always asked for them extra crispy. And sometimes they send them out not crispy and I send them back. I hate when they are mushy. And no, I don't think they are different.

Bug's Sister
12-22-2008, 09:43 AM
i love when the phx peeple talk about friesz!!! so exciting to live there!

feather
12-22-2008, 11:41 AM
Okay so I am appearing in your thread for the first time to say:

Jungle party at D's end of January! I fully want to commit coming out to Phoenix to drink, dance, and hit the bars with you guys for a weekend. So let's make this happen.

Luv,
Feather

chairmenmeow47
12-22-2008, 11:43 AM
dear feather,

i am 100% there :)

sincerely,

--ivysaur

amyzzz
12-22-2008, 11:44 AM
D's?

feather
12-22-2008, 11:44 AM
I would be very sad if you weren't! Even Tommy is going to make the six hour drive. We are about to get crazy.

locachica73
12-22-2008, 11:47 AM
I have already started thinking of costume ideas.

amyzzz
12-22-2008, 11:48 AM
I hope it's not on a Friday (I'm working the last Saturday of January).

locachica73
12-22-2008, 11:48 AM
We will make it Saturday then... Friday we will bar hop.

faxman75
12-22-2008, 11:48 AM
Is there a thread about this somewhere or something? Or has this all been discussed in some underground raver vocab i'm missing. :D

Mr. Dylanja
12-22-2008, 11:50 AM
Chat last night, btw the Deisel is up and running if you want to take it for a spin...

locachica73
12-22-2008, 11:52 AM
Well it kind of started out as Ally and I doing a girls weekend and somehow turned into a big party at D's house. Imagine what it will be by the end of January... Oh and Friday night Ally, Feather and I are hitting the lesbian cowboy bar.

feather
12-22-2008, 11:54 AM
I am so stoked for the lesbian cowboy bar, that is right up my alley. Faxy I hope you are planning on joining us. So this means I should take the train Friday morning, meet Ally in SD, and we arrive that night? Seems like that will work.

locachica73
12-22-2008, 11:56 AM
5 hour drive from SD so just in time for happy hour. YAY

faxman75
12-22-2008, 11:58 AM
Chat last night, btw the Deisel is up and running if you want to take it for a spin...


That was fast. I'll hit you up next week sometime or shortly thereafter.

chairmenmeow47
12-22-2008, 11:59 AM
i wanna go to the cowboy lesbian bar!!!

faxman75
12-22-2008, 11:59 AM
I am so stoked for the lesbian cowboy bar, that is right up my alley. Faxy I hope you are planning on joining us. So this means I should take the train Friday morning, meet Ally in SD, and we arrive that night? Seems like that will work.

I don't even know what you all have planned but lesbian cowboy bars and party at D$'s sounds good so far. Well, at least hte party at D$'s.

Mr. Dylanja
12-22-2008, 12:02 PM
Do I have to dress in drag to go to this bar??

I wish Salah was coming, he could take me to a gay bar....

(okay, maybe I really don't wish that....)

sbessiso
12-22-2008, 12:02 PM
Wow, this sounds fuuuuuun. At least my ambassador Feather will deliver the goods and not be an epic failure like nin in vegas ;)

locachica73
12-22-2008, 12:04 PM
Actually I think boys and girls are allowed so I don't think you need to dress in drag. I just call it a lesbian bar because I was checking out all the naked girl posters in the women's restroom.

And Ivy, it was just a given that you would be joining us. :)

Bug's Sister
12-22-2008, 12:04 PM
I don't even know what you all have planned but lesbian cowboy bars and party at D$'s sounds good so far. Well, at least hte party at D$'s.

Can you take a break from beating your meat on the toilet seat? Doo da, doo da. Looks kinda funny but it feels pretty neat, ohhh da doo dah dayyy?

jerk it, jerk it good.

allyjoy
12-22-2008, 12:05 PM
5 hour drive from SD so just in time for happy hour. YAY

my class on Fridays lets out at 2:50. On the road by 3:30, in AZ by 9, just in time to get krunk. Don't have to be at class Monday until 1... life is sweet. I'm excited by all of this... esp the lesbian bar.

chairmenmeow47
12-22-2008, 12:09 PM
don't forget the time difference, add an hour to your trip here and subtract one for your trip home :)

can we please take them to the bush company too?! pretty please?! i wanna see feather and ally get muff dives!!!

faxman75
12-22-2008, 12:11 PM
Can you take a break from beating your meat on the toilet seat? Doo da, doo da. Looks kinda funny but it feels pretty neat, ohhh da doo dah dayyy?

jerk it, jerk it good.

How YOU doin'? ;)

locachica73
12-22-2008, 12:13 PM
don't forget the time difference, add an hour to your trip here and subtract one for your trip home :)

can we please take them to the bush company too?! pretty please?! i wanna see feather and ally get muff dives!!!

The lesbian cowboy bar is at McDowell and 21st Street, total dive but looks like a fun place. They had the monthly poker tourney there Saturday. Service kind of sucked though, but I am guessing because they weren't expecting 150 poker players to show up. So I just went up to the bar, the bartender was quicker and cuter anyway. Afterwards we can hop on grand and hit the bush company... its on Grand right?

amyzzz
12-22-2008, 12:15 PM
It figures-- whenever I choose the Saturday I have to work (one Saturday per quarter), something like this comes up.

faxman75
12-22-2008, 12:18 PM
The lesbian cowboy bar is at McDowell and 21st Street, total dive but looks like a fun place. They had the monthly poker tourney there Saturday. Service kind of sucked though, but I am guessing because they weren't expecting 150 poker players to show up. So I just went up to the bar, the bartender was quicker and cuter anyway. Afterwards we can hop on grand and hit the bush company... its on Grand right?


Yep, Grand is pretty much nothing but strip clubs, car dealerships and the one set of working train tracks minus the light rail that I have ever seen in Phoenix.

Bug's Sister
12-22-2008, 12:23 PM
It figures-- whenever I choose the Saturday I have to work (one Saturday per quarter), something like this comes up.

They'll be another boring phx meetup soon.

locachica73
12-22-2008, 12:25 PM
Yep, Grand is pretty much nothing but strip clubs, car dealerships and the one set of working train tracks minus the light rail that I have ever seen in Phoenix.

Now that I am at the warehouse my office is at 40th street and university. Pretty much the same shit except no train tracks, just strip clubs and instead of car dealerships we have junk yards.

feather
12-22-2008, 12:28 PM
Muff dives? This is all getting better with each passing post. I already know my costume for D$$$ house, I'm ready! Ivy it is a must you join us at the bars Friday night. So January 30th, 31st, and February 1st I am asking off work tomorrow.

Mr. Dylanja
12-22-2008, 12:30 PM
can we please take them to the bush company too?! pretty please?! i wanna see feather and ally get muff dives!!!

Reason 289,751,622 Ivysaur is AWESOME :thu

But if we go to a strip club that means Faxy won't join us :(

faxman75
12-22-2008, 12:30 PM
So bar hopping on Friday, jungle party on Saturday night....Sunday is the Superbowl. Got it.

locachica73
12-22-2008, 12:31 PM
crap i forgot about superbowl... ok who has the big tv for the superbowl party?

amyzzz
12-22-2008, 12:32 PM
Ew.

feather
12-22-2008, 12:32 PM
Is Faxy too good for the strip clubs? Man last time I was at a strip club, I got a private lap dance, almost ended up onstage, and threw up outside Denny's. I have stayed away ever since.

faxman75
12-22-2008, 12:32 PM
But if we go to a strip club that means Faxy won't join us :(

:winkiss

faxman75
12-22-2008, 12:32 PM
crap i forgot about superbowl... ok who has the big tv for the superbowl party?

The native american I sold it to does.

faxman75
12-22-2008, 12:33 PM
Is Faxy too good for the strip clubs?

Nah, just don't enjoy them all that much. They take your money. My argument was people should take that money and buy a whore. I would go drink and hang out though. I'm not alergic.

locachica73
12-22-2008, 12:34 PM
After knowing what is planned for Friday and Saturday I am pretty sure Sunday will be spent in bed recouping anyway.

locachica73
12-22-2008, 12:34 PM
Nah, just don't enjoy them all that much. They take your money. My argument was people should take that money and buy a whore. I would go drink and hang out though. I'm not alergic.

I have been to 3 strip clubs and not spent a dime...

faxman75
12-22-2008, 12:36 PM
I have been to a few and they charged me more than a dime.

sbessiso
12-22-2008, 12:37 PM
I'll see/meet you guys at Coachella

Bug's Sister
12-22-2008, 12:38 PM
I have been to 3 strip clubs and not spent a dime...

You should at least buy a beer that's rude.

Bug's Sister
12-22-2008, 12:39 PM
I have been to a few and they charged me more than a dime.

whatever buddy - you were stuffing those dollar bills in ever crevice you could and then went and beat yr meat on the toilet seat.



doo daa, doo daa

chairmenmeow47
12-22-2008, 12:41 PM
so this is the last saturday in january?

i need to mark my calendar... well, i need to get next years calendar and mark that. crap, guess i'll be at franklin covey sometime before next week.

Bug's Sister
12-22-2008, 12:42 PM
so this is the last saturday in january?

i need to mark my calendar... well, i need to get next years calendar and mark that. crap, guess i'll be at franklin covey sometime before next week.

lol

locachica73
12-22-2008, 12:42 PM
Yes that is the plan. I am very excited. Now I have this to look forward to, then my bday and then coachella. YAY

faxman75
12-22-2008, 01:07 PM
I'll be there.

BROKENDOLL
12-22-2008, 01:53 PM
Can you take a break from beating your meat on the toilet seat? Doo da, doo da. Looks kinda funny but it feels pretty neat, ohhh da doo dah dayyy?

jerk it, jerk it good. Apparently, Bug's Sister has experienced the thrill of having a lesbian cowgirl rear-up on her?


So bar hopping on Friday, jungle party on Saturday night....Sunday is the Superbowl. Got it. Sounds like a 3-day Pre-Coachella Training Camp for potential PAW members! Go Team!

faxman75
12-22-2008, 02:06 PM
Apparently, Bug's Sister has experienced the thrill of having a lesbian cowgirl rear-up on her?


Doh! Troll feeding in this thread?!?! Oh Noes!

Bug's Sister
12-22-2008, 02:13 PM
Apparently, Bug's Sister has experienced the thrill of having a lesbian cowgirl rear-up on her?


Whatever the customer wants, honey.

amyzzz
12-26-2008, 10:11 AM
FYI the free light rail thing tomorrow (Saturday) runs from 10am to 8pm if anyone wants to do it.

chairmenmeow47
12-26-2008, 10:13 AM
i'm thinking about taking it for my friend's wedding. i'll probably just do a short ride somewhere though for fun so i'm not late. i live in walking distance from the end of the line in mesa and i saw they're closing westbound main street from longmore to dobson. i'll prolly walk over and check it out.

amyzzz
12-26-2008, 10:17 AM
Oh and normal hours are 4am to 11pm when it starts running in earnest (for a fee).

Mr. Dylanja
12-26-2008, 10:56 AM
zeeez, if I take it out to Meza can you give me a ride back to North Phoenix around 2:30 am pleez?

amyzzz
12-26-2008, 11:00 AM
hahaha. I wish the light rail came to east Mesa.

Mr. Dylanja
12-26-2008, 11:03 AM
Iz that a no?

amyzzz
12-26-2008, 11:04 AM
I won't be up at 230am Saturday, so no.

chairmenmeow47
12-26-2008, 11:33 AM
i live near the end of the line in mesa, dylanja. just holla if you ever need to :)

Mr. Dylanja
12-26-2008, 12:03 PM
Thanks Ivysaur, I'm glad somebody has my back in Meza.


*scowls @ Amyzzz*

chairmenmeow47
12-26-2008, 12:04 PM
just call it mesaco like everyone else :p

amyzzz
12-26-2008, 12:05 PM
bleh, I'm married. First duty is to my husband who will be getting up at 530am on Sunday.

Mr. Dylanja
12-26-2008, 12:32 PM
No worriez Amy, fulfill your dutiez!!

faxman75
12-26-2008, 02:03 PM
I sent you a text earlier Dylan. Also open to anyone else in this thread who likes poker. I'm considering Casino AZ poker room sometime this evening if anyone is interested.

chairmenmeow47
12-26-2008, 02:08 PM
i don't play poker, but casino arizona isn't far from my house. i'd maybe stop by for a drink, i don't think i'm doing anything tonight since a close friend is getting married tomorrow.

locachica73
12-26-2008, 02:18 PM
I do not like playing for money much. Although last night we put a freindly $5 buy in game together, I took second which means I won $10. Yay. I will be up at my local bar for free poker, I just find that much more fun. And $15 gift card at my local bar is plenty winnings for me. :)

faxman75
12-26-2008, 02:23 PM
i don't play poker, but casino arizona isn't far from my house. i'd maybe stop by for a drink, i don't think i'm doing anything tonight since a close friend is getting married tomorrow.

I was told the poker room for Casino AZ is a different exit. I wasn't even aware there were two within a few miles of eachother until recently. Anyway, i'll shoot you my number and you can call or text or whatevs.

chairmenmeow47
12-26-2008, 02:28 PM
i believe the one with poker is the one off thomas. my ex BFF had a boyfriend that moved here from ohio and played poker full-time, made enough money to support them both, and that's the only place he played.

i just like that casino cause they have multi-player video blackjack :)

locachica73
12-26-2008, 02:29 PM
It is the one further north on the 101. Can't remember the exit but I played in a tourney there once.

chairmenmeow47
12-26-2008, 02:32 PM
really? that's a bit too far for me to just stop by for a drink then.

locachica73
12-26-2008, 02:37 PM
I think it is only like a mile or two further north. I want to say it is the chapperel exit but I am not sure.

chairmenmeow47
12-26-2008, 02:39 PM
it's further north than chapparell.

Mr. Dylanja
12-26-2008, 02:41 PM
It is the Indian Bend exit.

Faxy, I'm not sure if I'll make it out, I'm hoping to have my friend fix my computer tonight. I'll let you know if I decide to roll out.

locachica73
12-26-2008, 02:42 PM
yeah and at this time of year, sticking as close to home as possible is a good bet, even if for only a beer or two. Luckily the bar I hang out at is a mile and a half away and there is a local guy who drives cab that hangs out there so I always have a ride and it only costs $6.

faxman75
12-26-2008, 02:43 PM
Indian Bend, thank you. Now I know. :)

Mr. Dylanja
12-26-2008, 02:51 PM
Park in the west parking lot if you can, that's the side the poker room is on.

faxman75
12-26-2008, 02:52 PM
Cool, thanks for the tip. I hear it's huge and hardly ever any wait. They don't comp drinks there though ehh? $3 a beer?

Mr. Dylanja
12-26-2008, 02:55 PM
It's been at least a year since I was there and then it was $4.25 for a domestic pint. Rip off, I know, they are ice cold at least.

Limit Hold'em I assume, what stakes do you plan on playing?

amyzzz
12-26-2008, 02:57 PM
I'll be at home alone with my dogs tonight, but poker doesn't sound like a tempting enough diversion since I don't gamble or drink. Maybe I should find a midnight movie somewheres.

faxman75
12-26-2008, 02:57 PM
$2-$4 or 3-6 most likely. I'll probably buy in with $80.

faxman75
12-26-2008, 02:59 PM
I probably won't drink much since I have to drive home.

locachica73
12-26-2008, 03:08 PM
There is a poker house up the road from my house called That's Poker. It is a $40 buy in, the house takes nothing, they have two guys that play there who own it and whatever they win is what they get. They also have a pool table and juke box and they occasionally let people bring in their own booze, if they know you well. It is actually kind of fun. Never played poker there because I am kind of scared, but I know several people who have won. I typically go over and play pool though. Piss off the dudes who I beat.

faxman75
12-26-2008, 03:10 PM
So they allow strangers to play? How would you even get in on an illegal game like that?

Mr. Dylanja
12-26-2008, 03:13 PM
There is also a place like that on 35th Ave. and Northern, it's called the Back Room, it's in the back of a bingo hall. It's open daily from 5pm to 5am, they also have blackjack. You can b.y.o.b. but I do think they take a rake from the poker pots. The game is usually 3-6 dealers choice between Holdem, Omaha hi/lo and Omaha hi I think.

Also, Mark, I don't think they have 2-4 at CazAz.

locachica73
12-26-2008, 03:15 PM
Actually poker rooms like this are popping up all over the valley. They just opened another down in tempe somewhere. I got an email from a friend because they were looking for dealers. I don't want to deal though because I prefer to play. Anyway it isn't illegal because the house doesn't take a cut. They found some loop hole in the law it seems. I am guessing that eventually the law will illiminate the loop hole but until then the game I am talking about is at 16th street and Bell Road. They usually start around 8 pm and run all night till 8 am. I was there last week till they closed playing pool and the owner and I ended up playing a side game of addiction.

faxman75
12-26-2008, 03:15 PM
Gotcha, I will play with the kids on a 3-6 table then. If I go. I'm talking alot but we'll see what happens. I like my money and I suck really really bad at poker but I just keep playing.

locachica73
12-26-2008, 03:29 PM
http://pokerplayersinc.com/Venues/Schedule.aspx?ID=23

If you ever want to play for free nationwide poker has a great group of people that play all over the valley. This is who I play with up north but i hear the horse and hound game in tempe is alot of fun.

faxman75
12-26-2008, 03:36 PM
I don't understand free. I don't get any joy out of playing with people who will just get in with bullshit and catch something. That said, I repeat, I suck at poker. :) I need money for it to be interesting though.

locachica73
12-26-2008, 03:51 PM
I don't understand free. I don't get any joy out of playing with people who will just get in with bullshit and catch something. That said, I repeat, I suck at poker. :) I need money for it to be interesting though.

I understand that. Most people are like that. Although this is on a point basis, each night 1st and 2nd players win a gift certificate at whatever bar your at. Then you accumulate points throughout the month to play in the monthly tourny where you can win 1st place of 1500 buy in to world poker tour or 1000 cash and then they have prizes all the way up to 16th place. I took 20th out of 200 this month. grrr. Then for the yearly it is even higher prizes which I have qualified for as well. I am a little scared of that one but have till april to work out my game. I just like it for the practice and the fun myself. The second game is usually the best of the night because people are well into their drinks. There are some people that donkey in and play shit, and win on it for that matter. But then there are others that can really play. And alot of these people take it pretty serious because they want the points/money.