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Old April 7th, 2012, 11:38 PM
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OOPS okay 9am. I know about routines, but I'll be on VACATION so they don't count except the routine coffee and routine Kahula
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Old April 8th, 2012, 03:56 AM
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I think we will meet you over there!! Make sure you wave to us as we get on a little later!! I am thinking about strapping GMA on her case with a bungee cord and pulling her along!! We watched Missing tonite and when she saw all the stairs I think she got scared!! lol
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Old April 8th, 2012, 04:05 AM
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I think we will meet you over there!! Make sure you wave to us as we get on a little later!! I am thinking about strapping GMA on her case with a bungee cord and pulling her along!! We watched Missing tonite and when she saw all the stairs I think she got scared!! lol
All of those stairs got my attention too. I can feel my knees aching now but, it will be well worth it. Besides a little liquid medicine will cure that. Thats a hilarious image of Rose strapped to a suitcase

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Old April 8th, 2012, 04:32 AM
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And I thought it was sacrilege to eat crabs other from Maryland!
Well John, it kinda is unless you want lg males in early April. Another month or so then you wouldnt dare eat NC crabs, not that you could buy them any where around here.

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Old April 8th, 2012, 04:36 AM
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How many are going to muster at Piazza de Roma to march to the ship,

this must be the way to go;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZPIU0wGVkQ
Gee thanks Wes. I get a song in my head and it doesnt go away. I now have Do Wah Diddy on the brain
That would be hilarious with a hundred or so marching to the ship. I see a You Tube moment in our future

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All of those stairs got my attention too. I can feel my knees aching now but, it will be well worth it. Besides a little liquid medicine will cure that. Thats a hilarious image of Rose strapped to a suitcase

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I wish I would have started watching that show- it sounds really good.
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Old April 8th, 2012, 04:49 AM
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Nancy, sorry about your pressure washer issues. Hopefully you were able to get your deck done.
We had a great day shopping at Tysons. I am glad that the place isnt closer, I would spend entirely too much time at that mall. Had a great lunch at a Mexican rest. There caleed LaSienda. Really good food. Got my wedding ring and Karen got her wedding dress. Of course I must of looked like a stalker because I had to hang out outside the store and under srict orders not to come in unless summoned. Naturally the kids were getting pictures with the Easter Bunny right there. No wonder security kept walking past me, me with a 3 day beard hair a mess and sitting on the mall floor watching the easter bunny

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Nancy, sorry about your pressure washer issues. Hopefully you were able to get your deck done.
We had a great day shopping at Tysons. I am glad that the place isnt closer, I would spend entirely too much time at that mall. Had a great lunch at a Mexican rest. There caleed LaSienda. Really good food. Got my wedding ring and Karen got her wedding dress. Of course I must of looked like a stalker because I had to hang out outside the store and under srict orders not to come in unless summoned. Naturally the kids were getting pictures with the Easter Bunny right there. No wonder security kept walking past me, me with a 3 day beard hair a mess and sitting on the mall floor watching the easter bunny

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So glad you had fun! Happy Easter!
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So glad you had fun! Happy Easter!
Glad to see Im not the only one up entirely to early for a Sunday morning. Happy Easter to all and Happy Passover to those that celebrate it.

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Tom... I am always "up" at this time... or even much earlier!!
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On the way home yesterday I took Karen by this high end gourmet grocery store called Balduccis. This place is so upper crust they have a Sommelier lurking the wine aisle helping the customers. But, all of the food looked absolutely gorgeous. They had some sort of encrusted filet that were huge. But, I felt like I was in Singapore buying lobster. The stuff was $24 a pound. They had a fresh baked pastry section that would make you drool with all of the sweets they had. Avoided the temptation and only got a lg chocolate eclair and a choc. cannoli. That and the required jalapeno stuffed olives and some really good cheese that was some sort of english cheddar with blue cheese stripped in. Oh and the spice encrusted pepperoni stick. I was all set for the hockey game last night

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Tom... I am always "up" at this time... or even much earlier!!
Joe its probably the middle of the day for you

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Old April 8th, 2012, 05:27 AM
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Haha... typically from 12pm to 5pm my time... this forum is absolutely quiet.... then I would expect the first new post from you to break the silence!
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On the way home yesterday I took Karen by this high end gourmet grocery store called Balduccis. This place is so upper crust they have a Sommelier lurking the wine aisle helping the customers. But, all of the food looked absolutely gorgeous. They had some sort of encrusted filet that were huge. But, I felt like I was in Singapore buying lobster. The stuff was $24 a pound. They had a fresh baked pastry section that would make you drool with all of the sweets they had. Avoided the temptation and only got a lg chocolate eclair and a choc. cannoli. That and the required jalapeno stuffed olives and some really good cheese that was some sort of english cheddar with blue cheese stripped in. Oh and the spice encrusted pepperoni stick. I was all set for the hockey game last night

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Don't need lobster... gourmet food ANYWHERE charges gourmet prices. Ok... perhaps slightly more expensive for us since we have to import everything.

My American friends working in Singapore tend to gripe about the expensive food here. I find this so amusing...since the meals the common man eats here are all less than $4 (as shown in my pictures)! Even the steak meal I cooked yesterday evening cost me less than $8.

The problem is... many foreigners like to shop at those gourmet supermarkets, buy their own groceries (imported from far far away) and cook their own meals with more exotic imported spices like rosemary, oregano...etc, rather than recipes more common to the region. OF COURSE their meals will be expensive!!

Wherever I go... I love to eat what the locals eat. Only way to truly experience the culture... me thinks.
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Old April 8th, 2012, 06:10 AM
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Joe, trust me gourmet grocery shopping is a once in a blue moon thing. Its the local grocery for us and usually plenty of coupons and comparitive price shopping. The only time I usually splurge is for an unusual marinade that will liven up a cheaper cut of meat. I like the idea of eating what and where the locals dine. Not only the true flavor of the culture but also not the tourist prices.

Living in the DC area my entire life, I have really learned to dislike tourists and the associated traffic. Now that I will be one and a foreigner as well, I will take what Ive learned over the years of tourist dos and donts and bring it with me.

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You are going the wrong way...
Please not earlier than 9am
My Old people have morning routines....
Hey im old and I too have a routine. But usually it consists of getting up early, coffee doing my business (not necessarily in that order). Then the sun comes up. I'll be up and ready whenever its time to march "Do Wah Diddy"

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Heyyyyyy
You are going the wrong way...
Please not earlier than 9am
My Old people have morning routines....
Old people~~heck, it's my young people I have to natter at to get moving! I swear those kids could sleep the day away. Oh wait, they do.........LOL

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Nancy, sorry about your pressure washer issues. Hopefully you were able to get your deck done.
We had a great day shopping at Tysons. I am glad that the place isnt closer, I would spend entirely too much time at that mall. Had a great lunch at a Mexican rest. There caleed LaSienda. Really good food. Got my wedding ring and Karen got her wedding dress. Of course I must of looked like a stalker because I had to hang out outside the store and under srict orders not to come in unless summoned. Naturally the kids were getting pictures with the Easter Bunny right there. No wonder security kept walking past me, me with a 3 day beard hair a mess and sitting on the mall floor watching the easter bunny

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Tom~~you stalker! Hahaha. Funny, my book club girls were talking about new restaurants in Tyson's and saying how good they were. So happy Karen get her dress~~exciting times for you both! I can't wait to see pictures of the wedding! Yesterday went to hell in a handbasket, got lots of projects half done, but none are finished~~but will be today!
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On the way home yesterday I took Karen by this high end gourmet grocery store called Balduccis. This place is so upper crust they have a Sommelier lurking the wine aisle helping the customers. But, all of the food looked absolutely gorgeous. They had some sort of encrusted filet that were huge. But, I felt like I was in Singapore buying lobster. The stuff was $24 a pound. They had a fresh baked pastry section that would make you drool with all of the sweets they had. Avoided the temptation and only got a lg chocolate eclair and a choc. cannoli. That and the required jalapeno stuffed olives and some really good cheese that was some sort of english cheddar with blue cheese stripped in. Oh and the spice encrusted pepperoni stick. I was all set for the hockey game last night

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No food is worth $24/lb unless of course, it's chocolate
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Wishing you all a happy and blessed Easter
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Okay, lets talk chocolate. You know how most eclairs have a stripe of chocolate across the top. These had been dipped in chocolate. YUMM

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