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#1077834 - 07/05/06 12:57 PM Re: "OFF-TOPIC" post your stories here!!  
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(Too bad the wifey called, grrrrrr..... but, that's life - and in a way, it's nice). Great story...
Ah, she's a sweetie, too, so it's ok! LOL And see them together or listen to him talk about her and the kids, and you know he just adores them. Maybe I'll get another chance in CA next month.... Who knows? <grin>


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#1077835 - 07/05/06 12:58 PM Re: "OFF-TOPIC" post your stories here!!  
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Journey and Def Lepard are going to be somewhere around here coming up. It seems like an odd pairing to me.


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#1077836 - 07/05/06 01:26 PM Re: "OFF-TOPIC" post your stories here!!  
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Marshmallows, anyone?


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#1077837 - 07/05/06 02:22 PM Re: "OFF-TOPIC" post your stories here!!  
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Marshmallows, anyone?
Oh, BTW, Frank, pretty "original" idea with those marshmallows..."Snowman Terds" - who woulda thunk?hehehehe - laugh


Mak - my thoughts exactly - it's nice when they know priority (family)... but next time get a pic. wink (Plus just cool to be around it all, anywho.


Mark - just ship it any ole way, dear. I don't care about the wrapping wink (giggle)

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#1077838 - 07/05/06 02:39 PM Re: "OFF-TOPIC" post your stories here!!  
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Mark, I feel bad. You keep your piano. I mean, well, thanks for the offer and all that. (Besides - ain't Cathy Harl gonna trade ya one day for one of those beauties in her shop? (Let's hope so). wink (I still have my heart set on that Bohemia in the window.... oh, the sound of it set my soul on fire).

Back to work!

Cheers! laugh

#1077839 - 07/05/06 02:54 PM Re: "OFF-TOPIC" post your stories here!!  
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Alrighty, Sharon, the piano goes back in the hopper for the next lucky contestant.

I think that Bohemia would make a very nice birthday present from your husband.


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#1077840 - 07/05/06 03:02 PM Re: "OFF-TOPIC" post your stories here!!  
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Ok guys...

Not a story, but... Tomorrow I will receive my new Kawai!!! (Snow white polish, just beautiful) I'll take pics tomorrow and I'll post them! I'm so excited!!!

It's my first Grand Piano laugh


And in my twisted face... there's not the slightest trace of anything that even hints at kindness...
#1077841 - 07/05/06 03:23 PM Re: "OFF-TOPIC" post your stories here!!  
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We just got back from New York - my family was there for the week, and I went up for a couple days. Caught a couple shows, and did the long drive back to DC with the family in tow. We did lots of fireworks yesterday, and we're planning our summer trip - this year, it's to Colorado, so I expect we'll be shooting lots of pictures of the kids.....

Speaking of iguanas, we found a few in the Bahamas, too:

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#1077842 - 07/05/06 03:34 PM Re: "OFF-TOPIC" post your stories here!!  
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Hi Guys

Okay...here goes, yesterday is junior school sports day

I get the job (as usual) of video-ing all the 3 races [buy markb's piano] our 8 year old is in.

Last year I got soooo excited recording the relay race his team won I ended up not watching what I was recording [markb has a piano for sale, its a bargain] and ended up taping the grass half way through!! (it is still brought up from time to time, let me tell ya! wink )

So 3 races this year and a great chance to redeem myself!

race 1: I accidentally pressed the record button too soon and then when the race started pressed pause...recorded nothing doh! frown [piano for sale at markb's]

race 2: In the first race he was wearing a white baseball hat as it was a very sunny day and the next race (race 2) was a longer race started from way, waaay over the other side of the field, it was soooo sunny (you know that kind of sun where you really can't quite see the LCD screen?) [buy markb's piano] anyways I spotted him in his white baseball hat and followed him all the way cheering him on...only to find he didn't wear the hat and I recorded a blonde haired boy in another lane!! Oh No! eek


Third race: I captured it all perfectly but it was the relay race and the change over before ours the baton was dropped [please someone buy markb's piano] and we came in 3rd

next year I am not doing it!!


Rocky there is no way I could ever, EVER sky dive...you are so brave smile

Nice story too Mak


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Journey and Def Lepard are going to be somewhere around here coming up. It seems like an odd pairing to me.
It's actually [markb has a piano for sale- buy it!]a great show!


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#1077844 - 07/05/06 03:41 PM Re: "OFF-TOPIC" post your stories here!!  
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Mak - but next time get a pic. wink (Plus just cool to be around it all, anywho.
Yes, ma'am- I sure will try!! Funny- some of them (band and family) are starting to recognize my face.... I am NOT a stalker- I swear!!! LOL


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#1077845 - 07/05/06 03:52 PM Re: "OFF-TOPIC" post your stories here!!  
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kokomo wrote: "We just got back from New York - my family was there for the week, and I went up for a couple days."

Dude, we were there last week, too! A couple of days in NYC for a wedding, then out to Montauk. Got back Saturday night.

I think I saw your family there.


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Alright, *now* I have a story. This is really weird, but today I've been getting all kinds of PMs asking how much I want for my piano. What's up with that?


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#1077847 - 07/05/06 04:00 PM Re: "OFF-TOPIC" post your stories here!!  
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What a nice day!
(sublim...whatever message/on) ˝markb give me your piano˝ (/off)

... I hope it works ... smile


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Dude, we were there last week, too! A couple of days in NYC for a wedding, then out to Montauk. Got back Saturday night.

I think I saw your family there.
I wouldn't be surprised.....We were in the city on Weds/Thursday, then drove back Thursday afternoon (surprisingly little traffic). Took my daughter to see Phantom, and later that night, took my sister in law to see "Sweeney Todd." (I think I wrote this in another thread).


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#1077849 - 07/05/06 04:18 PM Re: "OFF-TOPIC" post your stories here!!  
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piano00b, trying to get my piece of carp piano into Slovenia would likely be seen as a hostile act and could sour the diplomatic relations between our two countries. For the sake of international security and diplomacy, it should never leave these borders.


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#1077850 - 07/05/06 04:21 PM Re: "OFF-TOPIC" post your stories here!!  
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kokomo, then we missed each other. We left NYC last Tuesday to head out to Long Island. The only things we saw in the city during our brief stay were Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the American Girl Place (woo-hoo!), and Ben's Kosher Deli (my personal favorite). That was all crammed into one day.


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#1077851 - 07/05/06 04:21 PM Re: "OFF-TOPIC" post your stories here!!  
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Well, you will probably send it to Slovakia. smile It happened on European Cup, where one Slovenian won the gold medal, the organizator played Sovakian hymn.!


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#1077852 - 07/05/06 04:23 PM Re: "OFF-TOPIC" post your stories here!!  
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Hmmm, one question: What is an offtopic to a topic called offtopic??


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#1077853 - 07/05/06 04:32 PM Re: "OFF-TOPIC" post your stories here!!  
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When I was little, I was home with the flu. My sister was supposed to be babysitting me, but instead, she was outside talking with her girlie friends, so I went into her room and decapitated all of her Barbies. Then I went to the kitchen and emptied out the ice dispenser. Then I ran hot water in the sink to get rid of the ice. Next, I put all of the Barbies' heads in the ice dispenser. When she came in, I moaned that I had a fever and asked for a glass of ice water. It sounded something like this:

"rrrrrrrrrrrr... ka-klink! ka-klink! ka-klink!"

"AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! FRANK!!!!! I AM GOING TO KICK YOUR FACE IN!!!!!"


(and yes, it was worth it) laugh


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Frank:

This is the stuff I live for!! thumb decapitated Barbies!!, TOO funny!!

BTW, you can force a Barbie leg into a shoulder socket if you push hard enough!! I have a sister too!! :p

#1077855 - 07/05/06 05:13 PM Re: "OFF-TOPIC" post your stories here!!  
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OOH, OOH! I have a lightning story! :p

Many years ago I was working in Taipei and decided to visit the infamous snake market one evening.

The market was a bit weird/gruesome so I was already feeling uneasy. Next thing I know, I felt my hair stand on end (a miracle in itself-just look at my avatar!), and heard an enormous buzzing sound at the top of a telephone pole just a few feet away. Then KABOOM! eek

(Lightning struck the pole)

I'm glad I didn't end up fried, like some of those snakes.

#1077856 - 07/05/06 05:28 PM Re: "OFF-TOPIC" post your stories here!!  
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Alright, *now* I have a story. This is really weird, but today I've been getting all kinds of PMs asking how much I want for my piano. What's up with that?
Must be [markb has a piano for sale] something in the air. Or maybe [buy markb's piano] the power of positive thinking???


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Ok Irish Mak, this ones for you.

Back in my steroid-riddled glory days of weight lifting and bodybuilding, I was asked to work security at an upcoming outdoor AC/DC concert.

I had never worked "security" before, and had no idea what I was in for!, but I accepted the offer nontheless.

The next day when I arrived at the stadium, I had met with about 30 other "security personel" [just a bunch of hired thugs!!], and the bands promoter decided that it would be cool to "walk" the lead singer of AC/DC into the crowd while performing a song.

I'm not sure why, but he picked me to be the person to put Angus on top of my shoulders and walk him into the crowd of around 30k people surrounded by only 30 other "security" personel.

The song was "for those about to rock...we salute you", and after the cannon shot off to start the song, I proceeded to walk into the crowd with Angus around my neck.

At first, it was incredibly exciting, until we all started to realize that the math of 30 bouncers vs 30k wacked out fans just did'nt cut it!!

The drunk/stoned/triped out concert goers decided that they all wanted to "touch" Angus, possibly even wanting some sort of a souvenier!

The 30 security people could in no-way hold back the "rush" of the crowd and before long things got WAY out of control!!

Long story short, we all surrounded Angus and crawled through the stages scaffolding back up onto the stage where actual armed police officers took control of the situation!

After a short intermission, the concert resumed without any further complications; however, no more walks into the crowd for obvious reasons!

I later learned that-that was the one and only time AC/DC attempted to perform amongst the crowd. Looking back, it was a very scary event for everyone involved, but it is an event that I will never forget!!

I had never spoken to Angus again since that occurance, but I know that he will always remember that day as well!!

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Frank:

This is the stuff I live for!! thumb decapitated Barbies!!, TOO funny!!

BTW, you can force a Barbie leg into a shoulder socket if you push hard enough!! I have a sister too!! :p
Your crazy!!!

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Alrighty, Sharon, the piano goes back in the hopper for the next lucky contestant.

I think that Bohemia would make a very nice birthday present from your husband.
And you know I told him you said so. And he said, "Sure, Cherron," in his voice. Not this year, that's for sure....hehehehe


Hey...by the way.... speaking of barbie dolls - I used to give my brother's action figures airplane rides off of the ceiling fan in the bedroom. WOOHOO! Tie them up with string and watch them fly. (Sick kid). smokin


Mr. S-H - only you would have such a story.... and steriods - what's that all about?????!!!!!?

okay...gotta go practice piano... and record.... I will Lee, I will...... :rolleyes:

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"And you know I told him you said so."

Oh, sure, get *me* in trouble.


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Ok Irish Mak, this ones for you.
Oh, my!! I am lmao here!!! That was great!


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Well,

I bought a piano last week, and I don't think it is MarkB's! I am too petrified of comments from the POPs here to post about it...

And my one and only daughter is at camp for 4 weeks. The hormonal balance of our home has shifted. My 2 sons, My DH and My (male) exchange student have me outnumbered. And they love (electric) guitar. En masse. I need noise cancelling headphones.

I wanna go to camp too.

Dorrie

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AQP and Dorrie: Let's hear about your pianos!

I can't wait until my kids can go to overnight camp. Three daughters and a wife here--talk about hormonal imbalance. The only other known males are a gerbil and at least one fish.


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