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M Sparks
04-27-2011, 12:03 AM
USAA is hiring 500 people.

Oh, so that's how she got a job there. Sheer numbers.

locachica73
04-27-2011, 06:13 AM
I googled Brick in Phoenix and it came up with 3rd Street, is this the correct location? Count Nick and I in, I haven't seen Tommy since Coachella 09, that makes me a little sad. :(

I.F.A.
04-28-2011, 09:39 AM
Okay, so for dinner on Tueseday we have:

Thomas
Me
Ivy
Audra
Nick
Jen
Rick
John
Jason

Anyone else? I'm going to make the reservation this afternoon.

captncrzy
04-28-2011, 10:12 AM
We'll probably be there early, by the way. I can't sit at my office until 530.

I.F.A.
04-28-2011, 10:16 AM
Okay, you can hold the fort. How early do you think you'll get there? I'll let them know when I make the reservation that our arrivals might be a little staggered, so it won't cause any problems.

sin213
04-28-2011, 11:04 AM
Okay, so for dinner on Tueseday we have:

Thomas
Me
Ivy
Audra
Nick
Jen
Rick
John
Jason +1

Anyone else? I'm going to make the reservation this afternoon.

Dave will be coming too...i know a few of you have met him, but not sure who all has...he's not really a "boardie" since he doesn't post here, but he's definitely a coachellian.

Gribbz
04-28-2011, 11:05 AM
Dave is the worst. Somebody kick him in the shins for me.

sin213
04-28-2011, 11:06 AM
hahahahha

captncrzy
04-28-2011, 11:06 AM
I'll probably be there between 5 and 530, but I can always sit in the bar.

locachica73
04-28-2011, 11:11 AM
I'll probably be there between 5 and 530, but I can always sit in the bar.

Nick and I will come keep you company... we like bars.

I.F.A.
04-28-2011, 12:24 PM
I don't think I've met this Dave. I'll make the reservation for 10 people at 6, but let them know that a few might arrive before. :)

I.F.A.
04-28-2011, 01:55 PM
Okay, reservations made.

Here's the menu if you care to peruse: http://www.brickphx.com/Menu.html

downingthief
04-28-2011, 02:00 PM
I wish I could go. :(

captncrzy
04-28-2011, 02:48 PM
Why can't you?

downingthief
04-28-2011, 04:09 PM
Have Connor, plus he has a band recital that night.

captncrzy
04-28-2011, 05:13 PM
I was gonna say the little dude probably likes pizza, but if he's got practice, you're screwed

downingthief
04-28-2011, 10:25 PM
Well, I know I'll be able to sleep well at night now. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/28/jan-brewer-signs-bill-making-colt-state-gun_n_855279.html)

M Sparks
04-29-2011, 12:50 AM
You practice FOR a recital.

downingthief
04-29-2011, 06:51 AM
This is true.

mountmccabe
04-30-2011, 02:18 PM
Anyone interested into going to the Diamondbacks game tomorrow? They play the Cubs. It is at 1:10 pm. Even against the Cubs the game is not sold out so there are plenty of tickets available, both from Ticketmaster and through Stubhub.

I.F.A.
05-02-2011, 08:39 AM
So, I finally made it to FilmBar on a whim on Saturday, and OMG is that place amazing. We srsly need to make a meet up there come to fruition.

Mr. Dylanja
05-02-2011, 09:37 AM
What is FilmBar? I remember briefly discussing it a long time ago. Is it worthy of a review in the Dylan thread?

rskapcat
05-02-2011, 09:38 AM
Hey Phoenix...Andy and I will be in you in August. That is all.

Mr. Dylanja
05-02-2011, 09:39 AM
What are you being punished for?

chairmenmeow47
05-02-2011, 09:40 AM
yay!

Gribbz
05-02-2011, 09:41 AM
Hey Phoenix...Andy and I will be in you in August. That is all.

Cut Copy?

rskapcat
05-02-2011, 09:48 AM
Yep.

I.F.A.
05-02-2011, 09:49 AM
What is FilmBar? I remember briefly discussing it a long time ago. Is it worthy of a review in the Dylan thread?

It's an independent cinema and bar downtown, which just opened a couple of months ago. They have snacks at the bar (which looked like they far surpassed regular bar snacks - it was like, kibbe and falafel) as well, so I think it technically qualifies for review. I'll dig up the thread and do one, though I didn't actually eat anything while there.

The movie I saw was quite good as well. It was a Belgian film called "Dirty Minds", about this slightly pathetic, sad sack of a man who falls out of a window, develops something called a frontal syndrome (essentially, a concussion) that changes his personality, and becomes this ballistic, womanizing stunt man.

Gribbz
05-02-2011, 09:50 AM
Yep.

Awesome! See you there.

M Sparks
05-02-2011, 10:09 AM
It's an independent cinema and bar downtown, which just opened a couple of months ago. They have snacks at the bar (which looked like they far surpassed regular bar snacks - it was like, kibbe and falafel) as well, so I think it technically qualifies for review. I'll dig up the thread and do one, though I didn't actually eat anything while there.

The movie I saw was quite good as well. It was a Belgian film called "Dirty Minds", about this slightly pathetic, sad sack of a man who falls out of a window, develops something called a frontal syndrome (essentially, a concussion) that changes his personality, and becomes this ballistic, womanizing stunt man.

Too bad, I was going to suggest we see that.

Their website is atrocious. If you click "Complete Calender", there are all kinds of things listed that aren't actually on the website, but there's no info. For example, there is some kind of animation festival next week, but no description on the website.

faxman75
05-02-2011, 10:19 AM
I follow their facebook feed. They apparently have stand up comedy on random occasions too. I plan on going there soon, just not sure when yet. I'm planning on going to the symphony on Saturday night.

I.F.A.
05-02-2011, 10:20 AM
I would totally see it again, so if you want to meet up for it I'm in.

They also have an upcoming showing of Takashi Miike's new movie, called 13 Assassins. Normally I avoid his movies, since they're a little too goretastic for my liking (I couldn't even make it through the preview for Ichi the Killer), but it looks like with this one he's venturing less into his usual weird s&m territory and more into a traditional (but probably still very gory) historical drama kind of thing.

I saw a preview for the animation fest, and it actually looked pretty cool. Might be worth checking out.

It seems like this is the kind of place that you actually have to go to to really keep up on what's going on. I talked to the owner a little bit, and he seems like a very nice guy. Apparently he spent a few years in Tehran, and his affinity for the culture really shows in the decor - it's really beautiful inside. There are these amazing murals, puffy seats, and Moroccan lanterns all over (also, hence the kibbe and falafel on the snack menu). It would be a great place to go just to have a drink. It seems like they're still kind of getting their bearings, but I really don't mind it - I just hope it doesn't hurt their business. This is a place that I am definitely going to be supporting as much as possible.

It's also nice that they're venturing out from just movies. There's the stand-up night, and they also have DJ nights on weekends. Hopefully the diversity of what they're doing will keep it going.

sin213
05-03-2011, 09:26 AM
so the meet up at Brick is tonight, yeah?

for those that have been there before, how is the parking? is there parking on site or do you have to park in a garage a block away?

I.F.A.
05-03-2011, 09:28 AM
Yes!

You can park in the AZ Center garage, which is the easiest thing to do. I think it's a couple bucks an hour, but Brick probably validates.

sin213
05-03-2011, 09:39 AM
cool, thanx. i'll see ya'll tonight.

captncrzy
05-03-2011, 10:14 AM
Hey we aren't going to make it. I'm not feeling well and Rick has to work late.

Sorry--maybe next time.

I.F.A.
05-03-2011, 10:16 AM
Bummer. I hope you feel better!

sin213
05-03-2011, 10:34 AM
and dave also has to work late tonight, so he's out. probably can just leave the rsvp at 10 ppl, so we get a bigger table. but if you wanted to lower the count, you could.

mountmccabe
05-03-2011, 10:40 AM
I want to be able to have a buffer between me and y'all anyway.

locachica73
05-03-2011, 10:56 AM
Is anyone else getting there earlier than 6? My plan was to go home to pick up Nick and head straight there to meet up with Jen & Rick, but if no one else will be there early we can stop at our neighborhood bar and split a cheap pitcher.

I.F.A.
05-03-2011, 10:58 AM
I'll probably get there right around 6.

sin213
05-03-2011, 11:16 AM
same

mountmccabe
05-03-2011, 01:20 PM
I won't be able to make it much if at all before six.

M Sparks
05-04-2011, 10:11 AM
I have a friend in town training for a new job, was supposed to meet him for drinks/dinner tomorrow, but he's out in Peoria. He doesn't get off until 6, but I can leave at 5, so it makes more sense for me to drive west.

I have no clue of anyplace cool to go west of downtown. I thought about taking the easy way out and meeting at Westgate, but it's "biker night" so it will be even more annoying than usual. Anyone have any westside suggestions? I guess he could get over to north Scottsdale relatively quickly from where he is at.

Mr. Dylanja
05-04-2011, 10:15 AM
Great Skate.

M Sparks
05-04-2011, 10:22 AM
Hmmm, I do love Icees...

captncrzy
05-04-2011, 10:26 AM
There's really no place cool in Peoria. I think there's a Tilted Kilt over in the Arrowhead area now. You guys can go look at the hookers.

Somewhat Damaged
05-04-2011, 10:56 AM
Oh! There's a great German place that serves giant boots of Franziskaner in Old Town Glendale (or maybe just Glendale, the old part of it, whatever). In my directionally-challenged mind, that's not too far from Westgate. Forget the name of it but Jen may know what I'm talking about, otherwise I'll respond again when I get home.

I.F.A.
05-04-2011, 11:02 AM
You're thinking Haus Murphey's. It's on Glendale, east of 59th avenue.

(Which has AWESOME food, and tangentially, I went to a rave there once. It was weird.)

chairmenmeow47
05-04-2011, 11:08 AM
la perla, also at 59th & glendale is fantastic.

M Sparks
05-04-2011, 11:16 AM
Hmmm, I've actually never been to Old Town Glendale. I know where Jen and Rick live, and where the arena is, and that's about it. I'm lost past 27th ave.

chairmenmeow47
05-04-2011, 11:18 AM
there's a lot of antique stores, but they're only open for like four hours during lunch every day or something absurd like that. there used to be this really cool tea room called "aunt pity's" that was gone with the wind themed. not exactly a guy part of town, but la perla was a childhood favourite of mein. they have several rooms, so you can hear mariachi or go to a room further away.

also, fajitas by metro center is good too. on the east side of the 17 between dunlap & peoria.

Mr. Dylanja
05-04-2011, 11:25 AM
There's that pizza place too, "The Bianco of Glendale." Idk, if you're looking for dinner, Tomas knows the name, if so.

I.F.A.
05-04-2011, 11:27 AM
there's a lot of antique stores, but they're only open for like four hours during lunch every day or something absurd like that. there used to be this really cool tea room called "aunt pity's" that was gone with the wind themed. not exactly a guy part of town, but la perla was a childhood favourite of mein. they have several rooms, so you can hear mariachi or go to a room further away.

also, fajitas by metro center is good too. on the east side of the 17 between dunlap & peoria.

I really miss that tea room. My first job was at that library, so I've spent a lot of time in Downtown Glendale.

There's another hole-in-the-wall Mexican place further up Glendale (I think east of either 51st or 43rd) called Pedro's. Best chimichangas ever.

M Sparks
05-04-2011, 11:32 AM
There's that pizza place too, "The Bianco of Glendale." Idk, if you're looking for dinner, Tomas knows the name, if so.

Found it, by googling "Bianco of Glendale".

http://www.lapiazzaalforno.com

Mr. Dylanja
05-04-2011, 11:34 AM
ahahaha, that's great.

captncrzy
05-04-2011, 11:44 AM
Found it, by googling "Bianco of Glendale".

http://www.lapiazzaalforno.com

I hear this place is great, but it gets crazy-ass busy. It's right next to Haus Murphy's-which I also recommend. They have Franziskaner AND Fransizkaner Dark on tap. Plus the food is pretty tasty. La Perla is very good too.

Just remembered that they opened up a plaza area around 91st and Northern. There's a Grimaldi's pizza over there.

captncrzy
05-04-2011, 11:45 AM
I really miss that tea room. My first job was at that library, so I've spent a lot of time in Downtown Glendale.

There's another hole-in-the-wall Mexican place further up Glendale (I think east of either 51st or 43rd) called Pedro's. Best chimichangas ever.

Oh, weird. My aunt works at that library and has for quite some time. Patti Orth?

I.F.A.
05-04-2011, 11:49 AM
I remember a Patti, who worked in circulation, but Orth isn't ringing any bells - has she been married? Is she at Velma Teague, or the main branch? I worked at Velma from 1998 - 2001.

I.F.A.
05-04-2011, 11:51 AM
Oh, also there's a really great, upscale Thai place by Arrowhead, which is probably further north than you want. But anyway, it's called Satara.

captncrzy
05-04-2011, 11:52 AM
No, she's at the Glendale Public Library in downtown Glendale.

chairmenmeow47
05-04-2011, 11:54 AM
there's a ton of shit by arrowhead mall, but driving around that area will make you homicidal.

I.F.A.
05-04-2011, 11:59 AM
^That's a true fact. Driving anywhere within a 5 mile radius of Arrowhead just sucks.


No, she's at the Glendale Public Library in downtown Glendale.

Well, the one in downtown Glendale actually is called the Velma Teague branch - it's still a Glendale library, they just name the branches individually so as not to be confusing, I guess. The "main" branch is the one on 59th ave and Dunlap, by GCC, and there's another branch called Foothills on 59th and like Deer Valley. Actually, there might be more by now, but I haven't really kept up. Those are the ones that were open when I worked there.

:cue LeVar Burton:

chairmenmeow47
05-04-2011, 12:02 PM
i spent many hours at the saguaro ranch park library as a kid. that place was cool. now it looks all 80s.

captncrzy
05-04-2011, 12:13 PM
Oh, ok. I guess she's at Velma Teague then, but I'm not sure when she started.

I.F.A.
05-04-2011, 12:16 PM
Huh. Well, it's totally possible she started after I left. I haven't really been back all that much.


i spent many hours at the saguaro ranch park library as a kid. that place was cool. now it looks all 80s.

I HATE that stupid tree sculpture they put up on the lawn. Totally ruined the aesthetic.

chairmenmeow47
05-04-2011, 02:14 PM
so my birthday's coming up, june 1st.

i can't decide what i want to do since it's on a wednesday & i may go visit my mom the weekend prior (memorial day).

i may do a smallish dinner on my birthday, but then have people over on the 3rd or the 4th for an 80s rock band party. does anyone have any input as to whether friday the 3rd or saturday the 4th is better? i'll be sending out something on facebook soon.

Mr. Dylanja
05-04-2011, 02:48 PM
How was The Brick?

westcoastpirate
05-04-2011, 03:49 PM
I HATE that stupid tree sculpture they put up on the lawn. Totally ruined the aesthetic.

My parents live right across the street from the Glendale Public Library/Sahuaro Ranch Park/Glendale Community College. And yes, it's spelled Sahuaro.

I.F.A.
05-04-2011, 04:04 PM
^ My first boyfriend lived in that development.

And, Dylan - I had to go back to work and so didn't eat a full meal, but the beer and fried artichokes I had were pretty tasty.

mountmccabe
05-04-2011, 04:26 PM
How was The Brick?

I had a good time. They have a lot of great food. I ate much of it.

The burger I got was thin with a large diameter. And it had avocado and bacon so it was the best. The happy hour priced Four Peaks Oatmeal Stout drafts were also very good.

Great suggestion, Amy.

And it was good to see everybody.

M Sparks
05-04-2011, 05:44 PM
Thanks for all the westside advice.

I've been trying to figure out what to do for my birthday too, mine is Monday the 13th. I'm not normally a birthday guy, but I figured 40 + first birthday after divorce deserves something.

chairmenmeow47
05-04-2011, 07:01 PM
so i'm leaning towards saturday june 4th so we can start earlier in the evening and so i have ample time to decorate and set-up food. if anyone has any objections, speak now or forever hold your peace.

marc, you definitely should do something!

I.F.A.
05-05-2011, 10:11 AM
So, Filmbar! I'm probably going to see this on Saturday at 7, if anyone would like to join.

http://thefilmbarphx.com/Phoenix-Film/movies/secret-museums

Browse > Home / Movies, Now Playing, This Weeks Feature / Secret Museums
Secret Museums


Throughout the ages, erotic art has been created by some of the world’s best-known artists, but it is rarely on public display. Whether it is held in private collections, or kept under lock and key in museums and libraries worldwide, erotic art and literature remains censored. But when graphic, even extreme sexual imagery is freely available on the Internet, why is erotic art considered so dangerous that it must be prohibited?

Filmed in England, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden and the U.S., SECRET MUSEUMS explores the locked rooms, warehouses, museum cellars, bank safes and private homes where erotica is hidden, from the British Museum and the National Library of France to Munich’s National Graphics Collection and the Vatican, home of the world’s largest collection of pornography. Gaining access to carefully guarded collections with names such as “Secretum,” “Gabinetto Segreto” and “L’Enfer,” the film reveals books and images never before filmed or photographed.

SECRET MUSEUMS features interviews with wealthy collectors, museum curators and guides, librarians, authors, gallery directors, art restorers and experts in erotic art, who discuss the reasons for the cultural suppression and control of erotic art; how institutional gatekeepers, as the protectors of public morality, decide what is acceptable; the difficulty of some in accepting sexuality as an appropriate subject for art; the compulsion to assemble private collections; and how many erotic masterpieces remain hidden today.

captncrzy
05-05-2011, 10:18 AM
That sounds kind of fun, actually.

Mr. Dylanja
05-05-2011, 10:26 AM
Hmm, taking my mom here would be a great mother's day present, I just don't think erotic art would be a way to spend the evening with, even though she loves art. Maybe we'll see eat the sun on sunday...

faxman75
05-05-2011, 10:36 AM
Yeah both of those movies sound interesting. My Saturday is booked with the symphony but I might hit up Film Bar Sunday or sometimes next week. I also plan to finally make it to the Music Instrument Museum sometime this summer.

I.F.A.
05-05-2011, 10:38 AM
That sounds kind of fun, actually.

Just imagine how much more fun with beer. ;)

And, Dylan... yeah, I can imagine that watching it with a parent might be awkward.

M Sparks
05-06-2011, 08:00 AM
Wound up going to La Piazza Al Forno. I'll post something in the restaurant thread.

downingthief
05-06-2011, 08:16 AM
Hello from Vegas. Two days in, and I am still alive. :)

locachica73
05-06-2011, 08:18 AM
Hello from Vegas. Two days in, and I am still alive. :)

Don't eat at the buffet at the Rio, you will wish you weren't alive after.

downingthief
05-06-2011, 08:21 AM
Ha, good advice.

Had all you can eat sushi last night for dinner (never eaten that much sushi in my life...I am still full), then went to a Mexican themed bar for Cinco de Mayo. Good times there.

downingthief
05-09-2011, 10:05 AM
Back officially from Vegas. I survived! :p

TomAz
05-10-2011, 10:56 AM
http://www.magicalcreationsdesign.com/Bobcat_Climbs_Cactus.html

Mr. Dylanja
05-10-2011, 10:58 AM
Awesome pictures, Tom, crazy.


How about this weather?

locachica73
05-10-2011, 11:00 AM
LOVING IT!!! although it is suppose to be 97 again by Thursday, I wish it would stick around a little longer.

amyzzz
05-10-2011, 11:00 AM
http://www.magicalcreationsdesign.com/Bobcat_Climbs_Cactus.html
Wow, that's a great photo shoot. It would have been extra awesome if the photographer got pictures of the mountain lion too.

faxman75
05-10-2011, 11:01 AM
I remember seeing a photo of this when it happened, that gallery is awesome though!

Mr. Dylanja
05-10-2011, 11:01 AM
LOVING IT!!! although it is suppose to be 97 again by Thursday, I wish it would stick around a little longer.

It's almost the middle of May, I think we've been pretty damn lucky.

faxman75
05-10-2011, 11:03 AM
Hell yes we have. I'm especially thankful since I have no A/C in the car and I hike every day after work. That heat is definitely an energy drainer.

locachica73
05-10-2011, 11:17 AM
Yes, we have been very lucky, it was just a wish. I am not looking forward to the dryer like heat that will be here in just 2 days. It would be nice if things were a little more gradual instead of 60's to 90's to 70's to 100's. We tend to skip the 80's quite a bit.

also, it's my cranky week so I probably wouldn't be happy with anything. :D

sin213
05-10-2011, 12:18 PM
i was just discussing this with a work friend....it has been pretty nice lately. i just hope we aren't going to pay for these nice days later with a string of 120+ temp days in july or aug.

NachoCat
05-12-2011, 07:58 AM
Might be adopting a friends dog. Actually my GF's friends dog. Going to meet her on sunday and if all goes well which im assuming it will we will have a new member of the family. The dog's name.... IVY.

chairmenmeow47
05-12-2011, 11:48 AM
what kind of dog?

locachica73
05-13-2011, 07:53 AM
The owner of my company has a pretty extensive collection of old vinyl records dated from late 60's to early 80's that he is trying to sell. The list is pretty long and he has it in an excel spreadsheet. If anyone here is interested in taking a look at the list shoot me a message with your email address and I will send it to you. He is going to place an ad on craigslist but I thought I would throw it out there in case anyone was interested.

captncrzy
05-13-2011, 08:23 AM
Any Depeche Mode?

locachica73
05-13-2011, 08:26 AM
Any Depeche Mode?

Nope. Sorry.

NachoCat
05-13-2011, 08:42 AM
what kind of dog?


Blue nose pitt

amyzzz
05-13-2011, 08:50 AM
Jen, I have some Depeche Mode I should probably get rid of. I can try writing up a list this weekend if you're interested.

captncrzy
05-13-2011, 09:08 AM
I'm interested in original album vinyl - not the remasters. I have MFTM; I'm especially interested in an original Violator vinyl.

amyzzz
05-13-2011, 09:14 AM
I think I only have (old) singles, but I can take a look.

captncrzy
05-13-2011, 03:05 PM
Headed out to happy hour at the Main Ingredient. Stop by if you're around and stuff.

chairmenmeow47
05-15-2011, 10:09 AM
whoa, some chick died at a rave in phoenix last night. something about doing a whippit and falling over. paramedics couldn't revive her. no news article yet, but sad times.

GoodGirlGalaxy
05-15-2011, 10:14 AM
I once had a friend who did whippits constantly. And one night he was drinking a 40oz of Mickey's and was standing on the sidewalk. He did a whippit, held the bottle of beer to his chest and fell face-first, plank-like, on the pavement. The bottle shattered and the bits and pieces were between his chest and the sidewalk. He woke up a few hours later and went on his merry way. Whippits do weird things to the brain.

Somewhat Damaged
05-15-2011, 11:09 AM
Jesus. I'm assuming he was by himself & just recounted the events to you, and if not, nobody tried to help him? Did his face get all fucked up? (I always cringe at stories of people falling face-first because I assume that teeth get dislodged & knocked into the mouth.)

GoodGirlGalaxy
05-15-2011, 11:20 AM
Some friends and I were all standing around when it happened. We immediately carried him into the house and brushed off all of the glass. Luckily the guy only chipped a tooth or two, nothing too serious. But after seeing that I have no desire to ever do/try a whippit.

Gribbz
05-15-2011, 11:22 AM
I think it's funny that adults do whippits.

faxman75
05-16-2011, 01:10 PM
The Phoenix Symphony. I absolutely love it. I have gone the last two Saturday's and I am sad that the season is just about over. If you're a college student it's ridiculously cheap. Both performances I attended I sat front row balcony which is a $72 ticket for just $11. I saw a performance of Mozart the first week and Beethoven's 5th last weekend and both were terrific. I like Mozart a bit more but as a fan of piano both of these peformances were enjoyable. I plan on attending the final performance of the season on Saturday June 11th next, which will be Live and Let Die the music of Paul McCartney. The next season will start in September. You college kids can get a pass for the entire season for only $30.

For non college kids, tickets start at $18 and if you hit the Symphony website at the right time a survey may pop up that will get you 50% off tickets but it's completely random. I saw it a few times last week.

http://www.phoenixsymphony.org/

TommyboyUNM
05-16-2011, 01:57 PM
That's cool, Fax. Looking forward to the review of your trip to Fry's. Your check-in really intrigued me.

Mr. Dylanja
05-16-2011, 01:58 PM
The Phoenix Symphony; The New Calexico




At least you're progressing, Faxy.

faxman75
05-16-2011, 02:05 PM
That's cool, Fax. Looking forward to the review of your trip to Fry's. Your check-in really intrigued me.

I purchased some hot cappy, blazin' buffalo seasoned almonds, raw almonds, a bag of frozen broccoli and then some liquor. I got botabox wine (huge wine sale at Fry's this week btw, normally $21 on sale for $10.99!), a bottle of vodka and some sugar free red bull's. I think that's it.

mountmccabe
05-16-2011, 04:20 PM
I am glad you are liking the Phoenix Symphony, Mark. Symphony Hall sounds great and the upcoming season has a lot of fantastic pieces.

TommyboyUNM
05-16-2011, 05:32 PM
I am glad you are liking Fry's, Mark. The bakery looks great and the upcoming cake selection has a lot of fantastic pieces.

chairmenmeow47
05-16-2011, 05:35 PM
<3 tommy <3

sin213
05-16-2011, 06:06 PM
:lool

faxman75
05-16-2011, 07:15 PM
I am glad you are liking Fry's, Mark. The bakery looks great and the upcoming cake selection has a lot of fantastic pieces.

and I don't even get to indulge....sad penguin

Mr. Dylanja
05-17-2011, 11:12 AM
Sorry to be a broken record, but I can't get over this fucking weather. I don't ever remember it being this nice in May.

amyzzz
05-17-2011, 11:19 AM
I remember it being nice a couple years ago at the end of May. It happens. What would be really unprecendented is nice weather in June.

locachica73
05-17-2011, 11:22 AM
My A/C is out on my car until I can get a new fan shipped to me. I am very happy it is not 90+ degrees out right now. I am also very happy that I have a very nice mechanic at my office who is willing to fix my fan and all I have to do is pay for parts, $80 instead of $600+ is worth a HELL YEAH!!!!

amyzzz
05-17-2011, 11:27 AM
I hope you get your fan replaced soon -- the forecast has 91 for Saturday. We've been throwing the frisbee around a lot with our kids lately.

locachica73
05-17-2011, 11:37 AM
I better, although I will be in Flagstaff on Saturday so I probably won't mind, the drive back on Sunday with no A/C might suck ass since I plan on being severely hungover. The part is suppose to be here Thursday, fingers crossed.

faxman75
05-17-2011, 12:15 PM
Sorry to be a broken record, but I can't get over this fucking weather. I don't ever remember it being this nice in May.

It's incredible. Loving every second. I'm not as fortunate as Audra, my AC repair would cost over $600 and i'm going to sweat it out this summer.

locachica73
05-17-2011, 12:22 PM
I have to say, it is a pretty nice perk for working here. He is also replacing my rotors and brake pads for about $150. I had this done a couple years ago at the dealership and it cost around a grand.

locachica73
05-19-2011, 07:32 AM
Anyone hitting up the canned microbrew festival in downtown Chandler on Saturday? I believe it is at San Tan Brewery. I really wanted to go but we already have plans that day. I don't go out of town often but it seems all the beer festivals happen when I am out of town.

westcoastpirate
05-19-2011, 07:54 AM
I think most people decided against hitting up the canned beer fest once the band lineup was revealed to be a hoax.

locachica73
05-19-2011, 07:57 AM
I wasn't aware of that, I just wanted beer.

chairmenmeow47
05-19-2011, 08:37 AM
melt is going to be fun this weekend, i hope the weather stays nice for our saturday hike :)

and i am compiling a list of 80s song on rock band for the party. amy and i were happy to discover that holiday in cambodia was made in 1980.

also, this is page 666. should we be scared?

NachoCat
05-19-2011, 08:52 AM
Well its not like its the END OF THE WORLD or anything

http://word.truthintheword.org/religion/family-radio-cult-says-doom-begins-on-may-21-2011/

locachica73
05-19-2011, 08:53 AM
I am super excited about Melt and the weather in Flag. I am a little nervous about taking Nick, this is pretty out of his element. We are going to have to do some predrinking, what are you and Amy doing for dinner/pre melt?

chairmenmeow47
05-19-2011, 08:55 AM
we're hiking during the day, that's all i know. i'd be up for cheap dinner/drinking, i'm pretty broke. i don't know where the venue is, maybe eat/drink somewhere stumbling distance from melt?

and i think this is a house music melt, so i will also be out of my element. i'd be happy to talk shit with nick to make him feel at home :p

locachica73
05-19-2011, 09:04 AM
Yeah, I figured he would be fine, but I am hoping he will have fun so I can convince him to do this sort of thing more often.

Let's tentatively plan some cheap drinking at least, our hotel is within walking distance I have heard so we could maybe start there and have a pear vodka cocktail and then do a little bar hop before hand? Maybe get a game of pool in or something? I think we are leaving between 4-5 so we should be up there somewhat early. :)

I.F.A.
05-19-2011, 09:11 AM
Melt's at The Orpheum this time, which is right downtown. Last time I went, I ate at The Flagstaff Brewing (http://www.flagbrew.com/) Company, and they had an awesome veggie sandwich. My vote goes for there.

I'm also in for meeting up at your guys' hotel before hand. :) There's a ton of stuff within walking distance, so we can always just wing it too.

locachica73
05-19-2011, 09:17 AM
I could get down on some brewery food/beer. That sounds perfect, they usually have a pretty wide selection of appetizers and food items. I love it when a plan comes together. :)

chairmenmeow47
05-19-2011, 09:22 AM
*ivysaur seal of approval*

M Sparks
05-19-2011, 09:49 AM
Amy, you might want to check out Mountain Oasis for vegetarian goodness. My favorite downtown spots were San Filipe's (here it's a big stupid theme bar, but the one in Flag is more like a little hole in the wall Mexican joint.) and Bigfoot BBQ (it's in the basement of the Old Town Shops). Sadly, there aren't many good restaurants downtown, but there is Altitudes, Fratelli's Pizza, and Beaver Street Brewery just south of the tracks (close to where MELT used to be.)

downingthief
05-19-2011, 09:53 AM
Amy, you might want to check out Mountain Oasis for vegetarian goodness. My favorite downtown spots were San Filipe's (here it's a big stupid theme bar, but the one in Flag is more like a little hole in the wall Mexican joint.) and Bigfoot BBQ (it's in the basement of the Old Town Shops). Sadly, there aren't many good restaurants downtown, but there is Altitudes, Fratelli's Pizza, and Beaver Street Brewery just south of the tracks (close to where MELT used to be.)

I concur on Mountain Oasis.

Also, Martannes (http://www.yelp.com/biz/martannes-cafe-flagstaff-2) is a must in the morning...but get there early!

captncrzy
05-19-2011, 10:10 AM
Oh, I LOVE Beaver Street Brewery.

I.F.A.
05-19-2011, 10:43 AM
Thanks for all the tips. :)

MartAnne's sounds really good - however as you know Ivy and I are not very good at the whole "get there early" thing. ;)

Jen, how much does food Beaver St. generally run? - they have their menu online, but no prices.

M Sparks
05-19-2011, 11:11 AM
Oh yes, forgot Martannes. I was not a breakfast person, didn't discover that until shortly before I moved away, but it was awesome. I used to go to Kathy's across the street, but that's called something else now.

OH...Macy's south of the tracks is the other great vegetarian. I love the Biscuits and fake sausage gravy.

M Sparks
05-19-2011, 11:14 AM
Beaver Street is like a buck more than a standard Chili's type place. Like, $9 burgers instead of $8.

I had my wedding reception there, but it was in the hall next door, so no bad vibes in the restaurant.

Mr. Dylanja
05-19-2011, 11:18 AM
How's Granny's Closet? I went there once because they took my terrible fake id. I remember it being fun, but I was also underage and drunk, so...

M Sparks
05-19-2011, 11:27 AM
Meh...probably haven't been to Granny's in 8 to 10 years. It has kind of a pricey menu, even though most people only go there for chicken wings, shots, and karaoke.

Mr. Dylanja
05-19-2011, 11:29 AM
Oh, fuck, the karaoke, it's all coming back.

chairmenmeow47
05-19-2011, 11:41 AM
please take a moment to visit my listing of regular places to dance in arizona (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?p=2174689#post2174689) thread :)

thank you for your time.

captncrzy
05-19-2011, 12:15 PM
Yeah, Beaver St is reasonably priced.

TomAz
05-19-2011, 12:46 PM
please take a moment to visit my listing of regular places to dance in arizona (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?p=2174689#post2174689) thread :)

thank you for your time.

you don't have Christy's listed.

chairmenmeow47
05-19-2011, 12:47 PM
you don't have Christy's listed.

i'll leave it to you to do the write-up :p

faxman75
05-25-2011, 01:32 PM
Not so fast you sick potheads.


PHOENIX – On Friday, Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne will file a federal lawsuit on behalf of the state of Arizona asking for a declaratory judgment on the legality of its new voter-approved medical marijuana initiative.

The lawsuit stems from a letter written by U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke last month. In that letter, Burke warned that growing, distributing and possessing marijuana is against federal law. He also said individuals and businesses engaged in those activities could face federal charges.

"The CSA [Controlled Substances Act] may be vigorously enforced against large marijuana-production facilities," Burke wrote to Will Humble, director of the state Department of Health Services.

"Individuals and organizations – including property owners, landlords, and financiers – that knowingly facilitate the actions of traffickers also should know that compliance with AMMA will not protect them from federal criminal prosecution, asset forfeiture and other civil penalties."

"This compliance with Arizona laws and regulations does not provide a safe harbor, nor immunity from federal prosecution."

It’s that phrase in particular that has Gov. Jan Brewer and Horne concerned.

“You can’t have people subject to two competing sovereignties – the state sovereignty that says it’s OK [and] the federal sovereignty that says it’s not OK, we’ll prosecute it,” Horne said. “In that kind of a situation, you need to go to a federal judge and say, ‘OK, who prevails and what’s going to happen?’”

While Burke said in his letter that growers and sellers could face federal charges, he also said he had no plans to go after “seriously ill individuals who use marijuana as part of a medically recommended treatment regimen and are in clear and unambiguous compliance” with Arizona’s law.

At the time, the Arizona Department of Health said it’s possible -- even probable -- that Burke’s promise to prosecute those who grow and sell marijuana might reduce the number of applications for dispensary licenses.

The application process for potential dispensaries was set to begin on June 1. Now, however, the entire program, which was approved by voters, is on hold while courts decide on its legality.

One of Brewer’s primary concerns is the state employees who are involved in medical marijuana program.

“The state employees are participating in preparing regulations, issuing permits,” Horne explained. “This is true of county and local employees, as well. If it’s found that this whole activity is illegal, then they’re subject to arrest the same as other people participating in the process. You simply can’t have that.”

Proponents of the initiative say the federal government has never sued to keep a state medical marijuana from being implemented, nor has it arrested state employees involved in such a program.

“The Justice Department did a 180-degree turn,” Horne said. Early on a memo stated that cases in which people who were doing things that were legal under state law would not be prosecuted. Those cases would be a given a low priority. Recently, however, U.S. attorneys for several districts, including Arizona, have issued letters stating the opposite.

“We have to listen to what they’re saying because they put people in jeopardy,” Horne said.

According to Horne, some states have halted their medical marijuana programs completely in view of those threats of prosecution.

“We took a neutral position,” he said. “We have not sought to undo the will of the voters, nor have we sought to give implementation to our own views of the merits of the situation. … We’ll let those with an interest in the subject actually do the arguing for one side or the other on the merits of it. We simply think a court has to rule on it.”

It’s not clear how long the program will be delayed.

I.F.A.
05-25-2011, 01:37 PM
Jesus fucking christ.

Jan Brewer has set herself up as a states' rights vigilante - how fucking hypocritical of her to cry federal jurisdiction on this shit.

The more I think about it, the more I fume. I'm not usually one for outbursts, but I am so fucking sick of the politics in this state.

downingthief
05-25-2011, 01:39 PM
But, the children...What about the CHILDREN??

sin213
05-25-2011, 01:40 PM
yeah, read about that yesterday. i knew it wasn't going to go thru without a fight. this will only be the 3rd time AZ officials has went against the voters wishes on this topic...

she's not doing it because she fears for the state employees...there are already many other states doing this and not one of thier employees have ever gotten in trouble.

chairmenmeow47
05-25-2011, 01:41 PM
competing state & federal laws are perfectly fine with regard to hunting brown people though.

Gribbz
05-25-2011, 01:43 PM
Yeah, saw that article yesterday.

Proponents of the initiative say the federal government has never sued to keep a state medical marijuana from being implemented, nor has it arrested state employees involved in such a program.


This is just a waste of time.

I.F.A.
05-25-2011, 01:43 PM
competing state & federal laws are perfectly fine with regard to hunting brown people though.

Didn't you know that that particular right is God-given?*




*Please don't think I'm serious.

Gribbz
05-26-2011, 01:03 PM
Danny Zelisko launches downtown Phoenix music venue


Danny Zelisko has announced the opening of a new, 1,500-capacity music venue in downtown Phoenix called the Foundry.

The venue, located at 402 S. 1st Street, across from Alice Cooperstown, will open Friday, July 8 with a show by New Orleans rockers Cowboy Mouth.

Danny Zelisko Presents, the local industry veteran's new company, has also announced Foundry concerts by Tempe rockers Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers Saturday, July 30; Queensryche Thursday, Sept. 15; Buddy Guy Tuesday, Sept. 20; the Adrian Belew Power Trio with Tony Levin's new group the Stickmen Thursday, Oct. 20; and Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society Friday, Oct. 21."I'm really looking forward," he says, "to making this nightclub happen in a big way."

Zelisko, the Valley's most prominent concert promoter for nearly four decades, parted ways with Live Nation, where he'd been directing Phoenix operations, earlier this year.

He's been a fixture on the Valley music scene since founding Evening Star Productions in 1974.

Zelisko says, "I called Live Nation and said, 'Can I have the name Evening Star back?' And they said, 'No.' "

In addition to booking the Foundry, Zelisko Presents is working with the Arizona State Fair, bringing Billy Idol, Judas Priest, Miranda Cosgrove, 3 Doors Down and Weezer to the fair.

Zelisko also announced the following concerts:

Return to Forever with Zappa Plays Zappa, Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Mesa Arts Center.

Chris Botti, Friday, June 17, at the Orpheum Theatre.

The Musical Box, performing Genesis' "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway," Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Orpheum.

Joe Bonamassa, Monday, Dec. 5, at the Orpheum.

Jerry Riopelle's New Year's Celebration Saturday, Dec. 31, at the Orpheum.


Surprised I haven't heard more about this.


http://www.azcentral.com/thingstodo/music/articles/2011/05/26/20110526foundry-phoenix-music-venue-danny-zelisko.html

faxman75
05-26-2011, 01:14 PM
Like.

downingthief
05-26-2011, 01:20 PM
I find it pretty amusing to see the "rise" of Danny. I'll give him credit for sticking with it. I remember first meeting him at a house party after playing a gig years and years ago. I had never seen someone surrounded by a pot cloud before...it was like it was following him around. He was kind of a dick back then, to be honest. Thought he was the shit. Guess he now is.

amyzzz
05-26-2011, 01:40 PM
I remember Evening Star! This is good news.

Mr. Dylanja
05-26-2011, 01:49 PM
There's also a new stand up comedy place down town.

faxman75
05-26-2011, 01:49 PM
For the record I know nothing of the man personally though i'm familiar with his name. I just like that there will be a new music venue with some diverse acts to fill the void the Brickhouse left downtown. I hope it's a good venue. I've walked by the outside of it a billion times, it's an older structure.

faxman75
05-26-2011, 01:49 PM
There's also a new stand up comedy place down town.

I heard that too. By the CVS, Five Guys and Bowling Alley I think is what I heard.

faxman75
05-26-2011, 01:50 PM
It looks like the Foundry already concluded hiring.

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/cph/fbh/2364853658.html

captncrzy
05-26-2011, 03:02 PM
I hope he books indie acts and takes some shit away from the Clubhouse.

I.F.A.
05-26-2011, 03:09 PM
^ Amen to that.

sin213
05-26-2011, 03:31 PM
I hope he books indie acts and takes some shit away from the Clubhouse.


^ Amen to that.

seconded....i f'n hate the clubhouse, yet they continue to pull great acts there somehow.

faxman75
05-26-2011, 03:38 PM
I haven't been to that shit-hole since I saw Woflmother there in 08'.

amyzzz
05-26-2011, 03:45 PM
I don't mind the Clubhouse.

mountmccabe
05-26-2011, 05:34 PM
It is possible they'll take some shows from the Clubhouse but a 1500-capacity venue is the same size as the Marquee. None of the artists who have shows announced for the Foundry would have played the Clubhouse.

We can still hope, though!

faxman75
05-26-2011, 09:39 PM
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/ohio-heartbeat-bill-abortion-paves-roe-wade-challenge/story?id=12876224


Arizona is considering laws that would ban abortions on the basis of the race or sex of the fetus, and prevent state money from going toward abortion, either directly or indirectly.

Even when i'm reading national news or stories about other states....I can't avoid news worth getting disappointed about regarding our state.

Somehow I missed it when it happened but this passed in late March.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/arizona-bans-abortion-based-sex-race-fetus/story?id=13257053

NachoCat
05-27-2011, 07:25 AM
Arizona is so racist its not even funny.

captncrzy
05-27-2011, 07:37 AM
Well, yeah...but that's not about racism.

NachoCat
05-27-2011, 07:47 AM
Yes, and I'm not the wurst speller on the board.

chairmenmeow47
05-27-2011, 09:02 AM
the first part of that is retarded. people will just provide a different reason for their abortion.

ramblinon
05-27-2011, 09:10 AM
Jesus fucking christ.

Jan Brewer has set herself up as a states' rights vigilante - how fucking hypocritical of her to cry federal jurisdiction on this shit.

The more I think about it, the more I fume. I'm not usually one for outbursts, but I am so fucking sick of the politics in this state.

One big thing in common between the MMJ lawsuit and challenging the Feds on immigration and the right to question citizenship... Arizona's view on both means more people in detention centers.

More people in detention centers equals more revenue for our privatized prison system, led in part in this state by the Corrections Corporation of America. More revenue for CCA means more political contributions for AZ GOP politicians, which they have been funding significantly over the last decade. More contributions means they can more easily defend their turf and keep their seats...

And so it goes. At least other states are more cagey about their quid pro quo addictions.

I.F.A.
05-27-2011, 09:22 AM
Yeah, I'm not a conspiracy theorist, but the prisons have mad lobbying power in this state. I'd say that's not entirely it, or that the connection is that simple, but there's something there.

And it's not just about the MMJ and Immigrant stuff - I mean, they passed (or, tried to pass, not sure what the final outcome was) a bill last session exempting AZ from having to phase out the sale of incandescent light bulbs (a referendum on The Clean Energy Act). They're making states' rights in to this Alamo Stand, and it's fucking retarded (and, as I noted earlier, entirely hypocritical with the various suits that they also have going against the federal government).

locachica73
05-27-2011, 10:47 AM
I am going out to buy furniture this weekend for my new place. I have never furniture shopped before. I was thinking I would hit up Mor or Ashley Furniture because I heard they are having a big Memorial Day sale. Does anyone have any other recommendations of places to go? Or any good reasons why I shouldn't hit the two I mentioned? I want to buy a sofa/sectional and some dining room chairs. I looked at Ikea and everything was out of my price range. I have a $1000 budget. Any suggestions would be appreciated. :)

captncrzy
05-27-2011, 10:51 AM
If you're up for a drive, there's a La Z Boy clearance center near the airport.

M Sparks
05-27-2011, 10:51 AM
It will always be Desert Sky Furniture to me.

downingthief
05-27-2011, 10:53 AM
I am going out to buy furniture this weekend for my new place. I have never furniture shopped before. I was thinking I would hit up Mor or Ashley Furniture because I heard they are having a big Memorial Day sale. Does anyone have any other recommendations of places to go? Or any good reasons why I shouldn't hit the two I mentioned? I want to buy a sofa/sectional and some dining room chairs. I looked at Ikea and everything was out of my price range. I have a $1000 budget. Any suggestions would be appreciated. :)

Craigslist...save some money!

captncrzy
05-27-2011, 10:54 AM
Also, Terri's Consignment usually has new-looking and high-end stuff.

Oh, and JC Penney home store.

locachica73
05-27-2011, 11:02 AM
I was looking at Craigslist but I really want something new, I have always had other people's hand me downs. Plus, I have a fear of bed bugs so used furniture gives me the heebeejeebies.

I will check out Desert Sky & La Z Boy. Thanks! :)

edit: Mark, I googled Desert Sky Furniture with no luck, where are they located?

M Sparks
05-27-2011, 11:15 AM
edit: Mark, I googled Desert Sky Furniture with no luck, where are they located?

It was a joke for the old school Arizonans.

chairmenmeow47
05-27-2011, 11:23 AM
i got my couch from stage one furniture off of elliot and hardy. i believe they have a website. some of the stuff isn't cheap, but i felt the couch was super reasonable for how comfortable it is. and i got to pick my own fabric, but it takes time to build.

i also second the jc penny home store. there's one by arrowhead mall.

Mr. Dylanja
05-27-2011, 11:24 AM
It was a joke for the old school Arizonans.

You're flying over everybody today.

M Sparks
05-27-2011, 11:25 AM
Whatever you do, don't go to "The Dump" on Elliott. I went there when I was moving out because it's supposed to be like 75% off. What that means is that $20,000 sofas are now $5000 sofas.

amyzzz
05-27-2011, 11:26 AM
I got the joke, Marc, but I wasn't sure it was a joke.

M Sparks
05-27-2011, 11:29 AM
I got the joke, Marc, but I wasn't sure it was a joke.

I felt the same way when I watched Schindler's List.

chairmenmeow47
05-27-2011, 11:29 AM
Whatever you do, don't go to "The Dump" on Elliott. I went there when I was moving out because it's supposed to be like 75% off. What that means is that $20,000 sofas are now $5000 sofas.

the dump was awful. the sofas are insanely over-priced, are not large or comfortable and are hideous. but going there was how i found stage one furniture and my glorious comfy couch. they're in the same parking lot.

amyzzz
05-27-2011, 11:31 AM
oh wait...I just got the joke!

amyzzz
05-27-2011, 11:32 AM
(I hadn't really gotten it before)

locachica73
05-27-2011, 12:27 PM
Thanks for the heads up on The Dump, I was considering going there as well, glad I can skip it. My daughter got approved for her apartment too so I am going to be setting up two households this weekend. I am feeling slightly overwhelmed by the whole thing and will probably end up just drinking while sitting on the floor in my new place.

westcoastpirate
05-27-2011, 12:36 PM
IKEA has a clearance section way off to the side on the first level near the cashiers.

chairmenmeow47
05-27-2011, 12:37 PM
i know it's tempting, but don't feel pressured to buy everything at once or from the same store. different stores have different strengths. like i love my couch, but entertainment centers at that store are pricey in comparison and i'd be happy with something from ikea. ikea's linens suck, but places like jc penny home store have good prices.

and i know you said you don't want hand-me-down stuff, but you can always put new cushions and fabric on used dining room chairs.

i got my small dresser & nighstand from the ikea clearance section :thu a lot of times though, the furniture is already put together, so keep that in mind.

M Sparks
05-27-2011, 12:41 PM
Ikea and I got to be good friends last year. I don't think I would buy a sofa there, but you can't beat it for cheap-but-well-designed dressers, tables, storage, ect. Everything in my bedroom is from Ikea but the mattress.

downingthief
05-27-2011, 12:44 PM
I still don't have a kitchen table yet...need to get that done.

chairmenmeow47
05-27-2011, 12:50 PM
same here. i adore my hemnes dresser.

another tip, use that nail glue stuff when putting together ikea furniture.

i cannot stress my love for stage 1 furniture (http://www.stage1furniture.com/) couches enough though. sectionals (http://www.stage1furniture.com/phoenix-arizona/furniture/stores/index.php?CCategory=Sectionals). look at the yellow prices though, the "compare at" price always draws my eye in.

not a sectional, but i got mein in cornflower blue corduroy and i am SO IN LOVE:

http://www.castlefurnitureoutlet.com/stage1/admin/images/Robert%20Michael%20Ltd.-LRM-sku1269-1269.jpg

and i wish i could justify spending $450 on this:

http://www.castlefurnitureoutlet.com/stage1/admin/images/Najarian-JNA-STENZTVCW-398.jpg

I.F.A.
05-27-2011, 12:53 PM
^ I love that cabinet!! Maybe it will go on sale. :)

locachica73
05-27-2011, 01:23 PM
My bedroom furniture is all IKEA also, I love that place, actually I love the furniture from that place, but that place actually gives me panic attacks trying to shop there. I broke my bed a year ago and need to go there to see if I can get replacement bed screwy thingies but hate it enough to just sleep on my mattress that is on the floor. So I will probably head there this weekend to get the screwy thingies and check out their clearance section.

I would probably be ok buying dining room chairs/tables/etc used from craigslist, but anything with material or padding type stuff just freaks me out.

I am going to take my time, the one thing I really want to get this weekend is a sofa but the rest I plan on doing over time (unless something jumps out at me). I also plan on having Amy and Ivy help me with decorating because I love thier tastes. :)

NachoCat
05-27-2011, 01:36 PM
The rug is swag. Very Swag.

I.F.A.
05-27-2011, 01:41 PM
I also plan on having Amy and Ivy help me with decorating because I love thier tastes. :)

I am definitely on board. :)

amyzzz
05-27-2011, 01:41 PM
Your temperament is so similar to Jacob's, loca. He feels the exact same way about IKEA.

westcoastpirate
05-27-2011, 07:30 PM
Personally I prefer Crate & Barrel to IKEA. But Crate & Barrel's stuff is more expensive, however it's made out of solid materials not particle board. $1,000 will be gone in a flash.

If you go one level up at IKEA and get the stuff that's a little more expensive it's usually much much better quality than the cheapest stuff. And their middle to higher tier items are still less than most if not all other furniture places. I highly recommend IKEA for lamp/lighting fixtures of any price and baby/children's furniture too.

...plus IKEA has like 50 cent soft serve ice cream cones or something.

Timestretch
05-28-2011, 03:50 PM
I am going out to buy furniture this weekend for my new place. I have never furniture shopped before. I was thinking I would hit up Mor or Ashley Furniture because I heard they are having a big Memorial Day sale. Does anyone have any other recommendations of places to go? Or any good reasons why I shouldn't hit the two I mentioned? I want to buy a sofa/sectional and some dining room chairs. I looked at Ikea and everything was out of my price range. I have a $1000 budget. Any suggestions would be appreciated. :)

I had an awful experience with Ashley. The kept pushing back the guarantee delivery date on my furniture. Their customer service call center employees read from a book of scripts and could not deal with the situation because it wasn't in their scripts. Finally got my stuff over a month late with no apologies. This is the short version of the story, the actual experience was much much more painful.

locachica73
05-31-2011, 06:15 AM
I went with the advice of my Coachella friends and just shopped around without purchasing. I think I have found the sofa/chair I want for my living room at Mor Furniture, but I am going to do some online research and see if I can get it anywhere cheaper.

I am all moved in to the new apartment and I absolutely love it. I feel so much more at home in this place. I have my very own bathroom again which is very nice, the kitchen is twice the size of my old one. In my old place you could stand at the stove and still reach into the fridge and the sink without moving. Now I have all sorts of space.

After moving we went out to do some celebrating, I came home and tried to let myself into the wrong apartment. Sure glad the key didn't work.

Alligator Bogaloo
05-31-2011, 12:22 PM
Okay, so what weekend are Phoenix people planning on going? I have mixed feelings about the whole two weekend thing right now. I don't like the fact that they're trying to recreate the same festival back to back. I'd like everyone that wants to go to go but this whole idea feels really weird. I can only imagine all the talk that will happen on the board about which weekend will be or was better. I'll vote now for the first weekend for a bunch of different reasons. This is just weird. Oy vey!

I guess the sign up for weekend 1 or weekend 2 answers my question.

sin213
05-31-2011, 01:15 PM
BOTH

and see completely different sets each weekend. no repeats unless my jaw is dropped and face is fully melted to the point that i have to see that set again no question.

Alligator Bogaloo
05-31-2011, 01:21 PM
Damn... You're hardcore Jason, you really going both weekends?

downingthief
05-31-2011, 01:22 PM
I would totally go to both if I could. No way I could swing it with work and Dad duties though.

locachica73
05-31-2011, 01:25 PM
I would totally go to both if I could. No way I could swing it with work and Dad duties though.

Even if I could swing it financially and get the time off from work, I just don't think my body could handle it. I can barely make it through Sunday without pain and suffering.

downingthief
05-31-2011, 01:30 PM
Even if I could swing it financially and get the time off from work, I just don't think my body could handle it. I can barely make it through Sunday without pain and suffering.

Not me! I would still get there early, and stay late...every day! :p

locachica73
05-31-2011, 01:35 PM
Not me! I would still get there early, and stay late...every day! :p

I have always been either extremely hungover, coming down from something or sunburnt... or all three. Add to that the lack of sleep from trying to sleep on the ground and I usually skip most of Sunday.

I am not camping anymore though so hopefully next year will be better. :)

amyzzz
05-31-2011, 01:36 PM
Everyone kind of strolls in late Sunday. :)

Alligator Bogaloo
05-31-2011, 01:51 PM
Just made my rsvp at the Motel 6 in Rancho Mirage for the first Coachella weekend. For 4 nights it was only $223.96. If I had booked 4 nights for the second weekend it would have been $359.96. Score for the earlier weekend next year!

Mr. Dylanja
05-31-2011, 02:03 PM
I'd love to go to both and play a bunch of golf/poker the week in between. Unfortunately, I think school will be in the way so I'll probably only go the first week.

Unless Tool or Radiohead is one of the headliners, then I'll do both AND go to school.

faxman75
05-31-2011, 02:31 PM
It's looking like camping first weekend then stroll over to Vegas for a few days mid-week since it will be next to nothing to live there and then possibly rent a house the following weekend. Any suggestions on rental companies?

Mr. Dylanja
05-31-2011, 02:32 PM
vrbo.com

faxman75
05-31-2011, 03:02 PM
:thu

sin213
05-31-2011, 04:11 PM
Damn... You're hardcore Jason, you really going both weekends?

Definitely going to try.

the only thing that would keep me from it is if i couldn't get enough time off work. and that shouldn't be a huge problem....especially if i start planning now.

going to try and see completely different groups each weekend....unless there was something that was just too good to pass up a 2nd chance to see again.

GOODBYE CONFLICTS!!


It's looking like camping first weekend then stroll over to Vegas for a few days mid-week since it will be next to nothing to live there and then possibly rent a house the following weekend. Any suggestions on rental companies?

this is going to be amazing if we can work it all out! if you need help coordinating for the coachella house, let me know. cass will be the best for working out a suite for vegas.

faxman75
05-31-2011, 05:26 PM
this is going to be amazing if we can work it all out! if you need help coordinating for the coachella house, let me know. cass will be the best for working out a suite for vegas.

I spent a bit of time on it today and mostly got frustrated. You are absolutely welcome to look into it. Vegas should be damn near half the price of what we paid last weekend which is basically nothing and yeah Cass will lock that down.

mountmccabe
05-31-2011, 06:56 PM
I would permanently trade Gracie for Tommy Hutton. Wow. After that inning of interesting and informed commentary I don't think I can go back to watching the rest of the game with Gracie in the booth.

amyzzz
06-01-2011, 10:26 AM
Hey, what was that drive-thru animal preserve called again? I have a 3 day weekend coming up in a couple weeks, and I'm thinking about checking that out.

Mr. Dylanja
06-01-2011, 10:33 AM
Out of Africa is in Camp Verde. Bearizona is by the Grand Canyon.

TomAz
06-01-2011, 10:36 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v703/TomAz/google.jpg

amyzzz
06-01-2011, 10:38 AM
Thank you Dylan and Tom.

Mr. Dylanja
06-01-2011, 10:48 AM
Tom Dylan was the man.


Fo' shizzle, zzzizzzle.

Somewhat Damaged
06-04-2011, 03:44 PM
We went to see X-Men: First Class at the AMC Westgate last night instead of the Harkins near our house and I think that's going to be the theater for us to attend from now on. Being that it was opening night, Jen anticipated it would be a nightmare and was kind of groaning at my insistence on going opening day. (I was a huge X-Men nerd when I was a kid. I one time didn't eat lunch for a month so I could save up $25 to buy a Wolverine comic book that I don't think ever ended up actually even being worth that much. I started the Comic Book Club at my high school and was photographed with an X-Men shirt for the yearbook. I have VHS tapes of X-Men cartoons from the 90s. I saw the first one twice opening day back in '99. So yeah, it's got a very strong nostalgic quality for me.) At the Harkins, we would've been ready to kill somebody during the movie because the crowds there ALWAYS SUCK, but at the Westgate, it was actually pretty pleasant. I maybe heard a couple people talking very quietly during the film, but it wasn't persistent and it was during an action scene when there wasn't any dialogue, so it didn't bother me.

There was, however, one goofball sitting 3 seats to my left who was possibly the stupidest person I've been in the presence of in a decade. He was talking to his friend and kept using "montage" when he meant "homage." Like, "Indiana Jones is a montage to the serial adventure movies Steven Spielberg enjoyed as a kid." He misused it at least twice and I found it very amusing. He also was confounded by the title of the JJ Abrams film Super 8, questioning if there were 7 other Super films that had preceded it. Once his friend explained to him 3 times that it's in reference to super 8 film cameras, he concluded that the movie would be shot solely with that kind of film stock, a la Cloverfield (his words, not mine), and complained that it's ridiculous how many movies are doing that these days.

Mr. Dylanja
06-04-2011, 04:46 PM
Harkins is a lot cheaper, imo, with the souvenir cup, and even the popcorn t-shirt if you have that. I also think the seats are more comfortable. Shitty movie crowds are aggravating as all hell though. For that reason, I try to avoid opening weekends at all costs.

westcoastpirate
06-04-2011, 07:41 PM
AMC Arizona Center=best crowds for movies I have ever experienced.

Somewhat Damaged
06-05-2011, 12:09 PM
Yeah, the loyalty cup is a big attraction, but it's gotten to the point that I just hate the theater-going experience for the most part and the few bucks saved on soda isn't a better option than not having to rehearse a creative way to say "shut the fuck up" for half the film.

Back in '99-'00, I went to the theater over 120 times each year, so for it to have gotten so bad for me that I go maybe once a month is pretty dramatic. Inconsiderate audiences and the increased cost has made it so there are very few occasions that I feel like I have to see something in a theater and not just wait for it to come to video, and the majority of the time my selections are based on whether it's a franchise I enjoyed when I was younger (i.e. X-Men, Scream) or stars an actor whose work I typically enjoy (Natalie Portman in Black Swan, Christian Bale in The Fighter).

chairmenmeow47
06-08-2011, 10:08 AM
anyone have a link to a map of the affected areas of the wallow fire?

faxman75
06-08-2011, 10:12 AM
This actually shows a slide by slide daily growth of the fire on a map. Though the progression stopped on June 6th. Maybe azcentral got bored with the updates? hmm.

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/wallow-fire-timeline.html

downingthief
06-08-2011, 10:14 AM
Man, that sucks so bad. My favorite part of AZ is the White Mountains and Greer area. So beautiful.

M Sparks
06-08-2011, 10:26 AM
Not anymore.

downingthief
06-08-2011, 10:36 AM
Sigh.

Gribbz
06-08-2011, 10:38 AM
Mt. Lemmon and Sabino Canyon are closed for the foreseeable future. Sadness.

Somewhat Damaged
06-08-2011, 10:54 AM
Phew. We made it up there just in time a couple weekends ago.

I've got a coworker who's got property about 30 miles north of the fire. She's starting to get a little anxious about its progression.

locachica73
06-08-2011, 11:54 AM
If anyone hears of any company looking for an administrative assistant with a strong accounting background, please let me know. Preferably outside the construction industry or with a larger general contractor/architecture firm. I need a serious change from the boys world I have been stuck in for so long.

westcoastpirate
06-08-2011, 01:01 PM
If anyone hears of any company looking for an administrative assistant with a strong accounting background, please let me know. Preferably outside the construction industry or with a larger general contractor/architecture firm. I need a serious change from the boys world I have been stuck in for so long.

Translates to, "I need a new job because I got drunk and slept with my boss."

locachica73
06-08-2011, 01:05 PM
haha. hell no. You don't dip you pen in company ink, or some shit like that. I just need a change of pace. These boys are getting way too comfortable with me. I am now getting their lunches and drinks. Next thing I know I will be picking up their dry cleaning and buying gifts for their mistresses.

sin213
06-08-2011, 03:44 PM
have you ever told them no?

ask them to show you in your job description where it says you have to go get them lunch...

amyzzz
06-08-2011, 03:50 PM
JUST SAY NO, AUDRA.

locachica73
06-09-2011, 07:11 AM
We all know how good I am at saying no to people. :(

It started out so innocently that I didn't even think about it, I was going out to get food, I was asked where I was going and then asked if I could pick something up for them. Then it was, hey, we really want panda express, if you go there we will buy, ok, free lunch is cool even though I am not a big fan of panda express. Then it's hey audra, I need a panda bowl, when do you go to lunch? Then yesterday I was going to El Pollo Loco and somehow ended up picking up fountain drinks for the whole office at circle K. I don't even know how I end up doing these things, apparently the doormat sign over my head is fully visible to everyone. There are a lot of other things that are bothering me, that was just the topping on my cake yesterday. I just need to look for work outside of the construction industry, whenever I have looked for a job I really needed a job, so I took the first thing offered. I have the room to be a little more picky now so I am contacting a few head hunters and seeing what is out there.

amyzzz
06-09-2011, 09:17 AM
I never get food for other people, but then I'm socially challenged. I guess avoiding being the office doormat is a good side effect of that.

Mr. Dylanja
06-09-2011, 09:33 AM
I want pizzza!

locachica73
06-09-2011, 09:36 AM
Would you like a salad with that? And to drink?

Oops, I am doing it again.

amyzzz
06-09-2011, 01:18 PM
Does anybody want to see this at Camelview this weekend? It's fucking long.

Tree of Life (PG-13, 160 min)
10:40 AM , 11:40 AM , 2:30 PM , 3:30 PM , 6:15 PM , 7:15 PM , 9:45 PM , 10:45 PM

captncrzy
06-09-2011, 01:20 PM
I do.

I have prans on Saturday but I'd be down for either tomorrow night or Sunday.

amyzzz
06-09-2011, 02:00 PM
How does 7:15 tomorrow sound?

captncrzy
06-09-2011, 02:36 PM
Works for me.

mountmccabe
06-09-2011, 04:36 PM
Awww, I will be seeing Times New Viking at that time. I might be down for seeing it, like 6:15 pm Sunday.