12-16-2011 04:47 PM
I will go again only if you agree to a 30 minute strategy session with lessons such as "do not hit your 16 against the dealers 16 and bust the table", "quit asking the cocktail waitress if those are real or fake and "2 beers every 5 minutes or leave the table".
12-16-2011 07:32 PM - edited 11-11-2014 06:51 AM
Fine. Agreed. Pinky promise.
I have a problem with chipmunks at my house. I can't get rid of them. So my wife had this great idea to buy a live trap, trap them, and then drive them to a wooded area (park) 3 miles from my house and release them. I wanted to buy a BB gun, she wanted to teach our children about compassion and conservationism. Umm...okay. After about 5-6 trappings, I noticed that the chipmunk was looking eerily similar to previous ones. Do you know what happens if you catch a chipmunk in a live trap and drive 3 miles away to release it? They come back! I learned that you have to drive a minimum of 5 miles from where you catch them, otherwise they just come back.
The moral of the story is this: if you don't want a drunken partier to later return to the party, you're going to have to drive them far away and release them in an area where they'll have to cross a river.
12-16-2011 07:37 PM
I am definatly going to have to make it to one of the events. You guys sound like a blast.
12-17-2011 03:28 AM
The time 5:45 am.
The street in front of Diablo's is quiet now. A few Christmas lights continue to dimly paint the street in a seasonal glow.
A Yugo, turns the corner slowly. The driver, tired now after ushering several guests home, and after making several "apologies for the frivolities" to spouses and loved ones of the more determined merrimenters; darts his eyes from one side of the street to the other. It's his responsibility to make sure on this now dark and lonely night, that not one single soul gets left behind.
He looks down at the dashboard of his Yugo. The time is now 5:59 am. We Three Kings of Orient Are, is the next Christmas Carol to push out the silence from the front seat of his otherwise empty vehicle. And then he spots something beneath the dim glow of a street light on a side street. Three "not so wise men" sitting back to back to back around a lamp pole. The driver recognizes the three; Granbit, Baguba and Hecko. He chases a stray dog away from the remnants of sub, Baguba still clutches in his left hand. He removes the sub from the grasp of the perpetual partier and tosses it after the dog. "Merry Christmas you poor mutt." He says.
He drags Baguba to the Yugo, and puts him in the back seat. Next is Granbit, who has returned to the scene of the crime for the fourth time that evening. The driver picks up a half eaten bag of peanuts and stuffs them into Granbit's pocket. "No wonder this guy has got so many chipmunks around his house," he thinks to himself. Granbit burps as the driver stuffs him into the other back seat. "Ah great, burgers and cheese," says the driver as he closes the door. Last to be lifted from the curb is Hecko. Two Budweiser cans are finally removed from the vice-like grip of this two-fisted drinker. "That's strange. He wasn't wearing this elf suit the last time I took him home this evening." An ace of spades and a jack of clubs fall from Hecko's jacket as he is stuffed into the front seat. "Black Jack pal, hope you were able to cash in."
As the Yugo pulls away from the curb, a stray cat moves in on the plate of chicken bones left behind by the three wisemen, not more than a foot away from a mouse finishing off some cheddar crumbs from a cheese platter that no longer basks in the red glow of the recently departed Yugo's tail lights.
Looks like a great time was had by all creatures great and small.
Thanks again for coming out... Merry Christmas one and all!
12-17-2011 11:52 AM - edited 12-17-2011 11:57 AM
The answer to your military question: "Is there a Bulldog in the house?"
Would be: "You bet your sweet a-s-s there is!"
Not that I was in the military, but I watched a lot of military movies during my misspent youth.
KindDate did actually answer you yesterday, but due to the thread sequence some folks may have missed it.
Looks like you owe KindDate a virtual drink at the next party!
a week ago
Reflecting on fond memories. Things have changed so much since this party, my how time flies. I will miss everyone in this forum. If anyone knows another place for us to go....