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Old 11-02-2012, 07:19 AM   #91
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Oh, and when I went on the website for Neshiminy Brewing, the first thing I see is an event they are holding, Hot Rods and Hops! Two of my some of my favorite things, if there was a Grateful Dead band playing it would be perfect. Timing is a little off, it's this Saturday so travel might be a little tough.

Speaking of breweries, going to a beerfest next Saturday at Belmont Racetrack. Cheers!
I was at a craft beer fest in Newtown PA a month or so ago. They had over 100 brewers and a Greatful Dead band playing! It was a blast.
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:21 AM   #92
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Got my power back ... now I'll have to spend my weekend catching up on all things electric. I've got to travel to Ohio on business most of next week so I don't get much time to bask in a heated home with cooked food before I have to hit the road.

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I'm in agreement with the idea of job searching in the Orlando area. Don't get me started on my take on the state of company loyalty and meeting short term quarterly targets vs long term growth ... Lives are getting destroyed so some bean counter can fudge a short-term spreadsheet.

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Oh, and when I went on the website for Neshiminy Brewing, the first thing I see is an event they are holding, Hot Rods and Hops! Two of my some of my favorite things, if there was a Grateful Dead band playing it would be perfect. Timing is a little off, it's this Saturday so travel might be a little tough.
Neshaminy Brewing also does a movie night once a month where you can bring your own lawn chair and snacks and they show a movie right in the brewing area. Donations to charity allow you to get beers straight off the taps while watching the flick.

Near the I-95/PA Turnpike/Rt 1 area of Lower Bucks there are a few good places for craft brews (in case you're in the area again and need a good beer). The Hulmeville Inn is THE place for beer ... but parking can be next to impossible and it can very crowded with a strange mix of relaxed beer fans and the younger hipster crowd trying to look cool. Surprisingly, the Uno's Pizza in Langhorne (Oxford Valley Mall) and Bensalem (Neshaminy Mall) have great beer bars. The manager is a beer geek and keeps a great tap list. They built the Neshaminy Uno's bar with beer in mind and even keep a firkin on tap of local brewery's rare one-offs.

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I was at a craft beer fest in Newtown PA a month or so ago. They had over 100 brewers and a Greatful Dead band playing! It was a blast.
The Newtown Beerfest is a great event! It's still relatively small yet pulls in a great list of brewers and was well organized. I'm concerned about it gettin too big in the coming years.

Hey, if we can't get a DISmeet for F&W 2013, we can always try getting the northeast / mid-atlantic DISers together for a beerfest.
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Hey, if we can't get a DISmeet for F&W 2013, we can always try getting the northeast / mid-atlantic DISers together for a beerfest.
I just realized I have to get over to Troegs in Hershey to try their Mad Elf. They have it out now and I have been wanting to try it without buying a whole case.
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:53 PM   #94
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I just realized I have to get over to Troegs in Hershey to try their Mad Elf. They have it out now and I have been wanting to try it without buying a whole case.
Mad Elf is nectar of the gods! I reserve a case every year (and it's pricey!) that I go through during various holiday parties. Most distributors around Philly only get a few cases each, and it usually flies off the shelves. Still isn't in stock in my area yet

I haven't been out see the new Hershey facility for Troegs. I may be attending a banquet at the Lodge in early Jan., so I may finally get a chance to visit Troegs. Also a big fan of their Hopback and Dreamweaver.
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Hey, if we can't get a DISmeet for F&W 2013, we can always try getting the northeast / mid-atlantic DISers together for a beerfest.
Sounds like a good idea, there are two coming up at Philly Naval Yard, one in March and one in June. I would lean towards the March date, too many things going on here in June. I will be at one at the Meadowlands in Feb.
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I will have to look into some of that Mad Elf!

You know, when Irene hit last year, it was the end of August so not having power was not as much of an issue because it was still quite warm out. The temps are starting to drop around here so it is becoming a real problem for way too many people.
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Glad to hear that most, if not all of our East Coasters have checked in safely. I am still without power, but am being told that I should be back in action by Monday. They are yet to get the massive tree off of my power lines, so unless that happens today, I'm doubtful in the Monday timeline. I'm going to have to throw away most of my fridge contents, but in the grand scheme of things, I'll gladly take it as compared to what many have lost.

It's exciting to see talk of a 2013 meet so soon after the 2012 one. I'm going to make it a point to meet this crew at the 2013 meet. Consider it an early New Year's resoltution!

Brockton - Where abouts in Ohio will you be traveling to for work?
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Brockton - Where abouts in Ohio will you be traveling to for work?
New Philly ... it's kinda in the middle of nowhere. I guess it's near Canton? It's pretty much a straight shot for me out the PA Turnpike for a 7-8 hr drive.
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With power back on, finally getting some time to go back through the thread ...

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Hmmm...notice your 'Toothpick Holders' don't include my favorite pavilion's Icon. (I'll give you a hint, look at my avatar pic)
Looks like the original Journey Icon to me ... which is still the only incarnation of Journey I'll acknowledge!

The shot glass icons are interesting to me, and was the topic of conversation I had with the CMs at Mouse Gear. I'm still not sure what the goal was for them. If they were going for the original pavilions from '82, should it be Spaceship Earth, World of Motion, Universe of Energy, and The Land? If they were going to target pavilions that aren't around, I'd go for Wonders of Life, World of Motion, Horizons, and then either The Living Seas, or the original Journey. Instead we get a strange mix that includes Wonders of Life??? I'd at least drop Wonders for one of the other pavilions. It's a great set, but the thinking behind it for EPCOT's 30th??

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Oh.... and get this... I just heard that Disney has bought Lucasfilm.... Including the Star Wars Franchise..... ***?!?
Oh, I could write for pages on this! Personally I'm very excited about it. Just got back from my local comic shop, and spent a good hour involved in a fun fanboy debate on this topic Many are thinking it means the Disneyfication of Star Wars, but I think the franchise is in good hands and will be kept it's own thing just like Marvel. Overall I'm most excited about the future of the movie universe. If done correct, Lucas needs to step away and there should be a complete new blood injected to steer the universe for years to come.

Not sure if production is set to begin in 2015, or is a new movie set to release in 2015? Us comic geeks were mostly talking about a dream production team. I'd love Lucasfilm to take a chance like Marvel did with Whedon. For Producer or Exec-Producer of the New Trilogy I'd love to see someone like Whedon or Darabont ... people who understand story, but also CHARACTER over story. There's a ton of great writers from the TV and comic book industry that could inject new life into Star Wars. My dream writer would probably be Brian Wood (who's starting a comic set between Ep 4 and 5 in 2013) or Brian K Vaughan ... amazing comic writers who know how to handle characters and epic arcing stories. Director wise ... give a chance to Brad Bird or Rupert Wyatt. Would love to see Darabont or Whedon direct but I'd don't think they'd take on the task.

It'll be fun to see the response when the actual creative team behind the films are announced
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Oh, I could write for pages on this! Personally I'm very excited about it. Just got back from my local comic shop, and spent a good hour involved in a fun fanboy debate on this topic Many are thinking it means the Disneyfication of Star Wars, but I think the franchise is in good hands and will be kept it's own thing just like Marvel. Overall I'm most excited about the future of the movie universe. If done correct, Lucas needs to step away and there should be a complete new blood injected to steer the universe for years to come.

Not sure if production is set to begin in 2015, or is a new movie set to release in 2015? Us comic geeks were mostly talking about a dream production team. I'd love Lucasfilm to take a chance like Marvel did with Whedon. For Producer or Exec-Producer of the New Trilogy I'd love to see someone like Whedon or Darabont ... people who understand story, but also CHARACTER over story. There's a ton of great writers from the TV and comic book industry that could inject new life into Star Wars. My dream writer would probably be Brian Wood (who's starting a comic set between Ep 4 and 5 in 2013) or Brian K Vaughan ... amazing comic writers who know how to handle characters and epic arcing stories. Director wise ... give a chance to Brad Bird or Rupert Wyatt. Would love to see Darabont or Whedon direct but I'd don't think they'd take on the task.

It'll be fun to see the response when the actual creative team behind the films are announced
I believe George Lucas knew exactly what he was doing here.It was always supposed to be 456, 123, 789. He knew it took too long to release 123 so it wasnt his best work. Good work, but not his best. Movies 789 need to appeal to a huge audience of Star Wars fans that need more content and not just the special effects.This is a great direction for the franchise. It is in excellent hands.
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New Philly ... it's kinda in the middle of nowhere. I guess it's near Canton? It's pretty much a straight shot for me out the PA Turnpike for a 7-8 hr drive.
Yes, New Philly is definitely in the "middle of nowhere" classification. Canton is somewhat close-by (maybe 20-25 minutes). If you're looking for restaurants or shopping, Beldon Village in Canton is probably going to be your best bet. Good luck with the trek!

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Glad to see that power is coming back to most! Ours was out for 29 hours. Not long enough to be ridiculous but long enough to lose all the food...

I'm headed down for a mostly solo trip this Friday to catch the end of F&W and the beginning of Christmas. I'm more excited to be somewhere warm and to get a vacation, than anything else!
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Just got back from a short weekend trip with some amazing friends. Its funny. . .I was thinking about this last night. Some of my best friends are people I met here on this message board. . .not just the SSC but even prior to that. I have watched these friends fall in and out of love, get married, have children, raise children, transform their lives, and grow. Some of these people I have met on the DIS are truly my best friends. I am very glad that I found this place in 2007.
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Just got back from a short weekend trip with some amazing friends. Its funny. . .I was thinking about this last night. Some of my best friends are people I met here on this message board. . .not just the SSC but even prior to that. I have watched these friends fall in and out of love, get married, have children, raise children, transform their lives, and grow. Some of these people I have met on the DIS are truly my best friends. I am very glad that I found this place in 2007.
Very well said Darcy! I couldn't agree more. I met some great people on here and have always enjoyed it. The meet in Oct was fantastic. I will always be partial to the SSC as it has changed my life forever. We are looking forward to seeing you and Tony soon.

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Mad Elf is nectar of the gods! I reserve a case every year (and it's pricey!) that I go through during various holiday parties. Most distributors around Philly only get a few cases each, and it usually flies off the shelves. Still isn't in stock in my area yet

I haven't been out see the new Hershey facility for Troegs. I may be attending a banquet at the Lodge in early Jan., so I may finally get a chance to visit Troegs. Also a big fan of their Hopback and Dreamweaver.
Ended up buying a 6pack of Mad Elf when we saw it yesterday at the store. It's not half bad.

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I believe George Lucas knew exactly what he was doing here.It was always supposed to be 456, 123, 789. He knew it took too long to release 123 so it wasnt his best work. Good work, but not his best. Movies 789 need to appeal to a huge audience of Star Wars fans that need more content and not just the special effects.This is a great direction for the franchise. It is in excellent hands.
I'm not sure I'll give Lucas so much credit. He really has appeared to start going crazy. Just look at Greedo shooting first, Indy 4, and moments within the Prequel Trilogy.

I do like the idea of someone else finally having veto or "are you CRAZY?!" power when it comes to Lucas' ideas. My biggest personal hope? We'll finally get the original theatrical version of the original trilogy released in a modern HD format. You know... Sans the added deleted scenes.... A Giant Puppet a Jabba..... And of Course... Han shooting first!



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Very well said Darcy! I couldn't agree more. I met some great people on here and have always enjoyed it. The meet in Oct was fantastic. I will always be partial to the SSC as it has changed my life forever. We are looking forward to seeing you and Tony soon.

I hope your ribs are better!

I really do love this group. We've managed to have some great people, and great conversations over the years.
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Just got back from my Disney Trip!! AMAZING! Can't wait to go again! Already thinking of dates! What is the best time to go? Mid-September, end of october/start of november, or first full week of December? Likely, I'll be going alone. This time I went with my mom but we separated a few times. The best part about that? SINGLE RIDER LINES! OK I only saw two and one was That Place One Doesn't Speak Of (:P) but still its awesome! The only one I noticed was at Everest. I know test track had one (it was closed during my visit). What other rides have single rider lines?
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