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artk2002

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1335 on: February 21, 2014, 04:51:10 PM »
I regularly walk past a Godiva store and VDay is hilarious! The line stretches out the door and nearly into the street!

See's Candies factory and factory store are very near my home. The line goes down the block!

Where's the factory?  I know of one of the main stores (Roscoe or Saticoy in Canoga Park?) but not the factory.

3431 S La Cienega Blvd between Jefferson and Exposition. Sorry, no factory tours. There's a 2nd factory in South San Francisco.
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White Lotus

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1336 on: February 22, 2014, 12:52:12 PM »
Thanks for the data, Art2k.  I know where I' going the next time I am in that neck of the woods!

FauxFoodist

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1337 on: February 22, 2014, 01:48:12 PM »
I regularly walk past a Godiva store and VDay is hilarious! The line stretches out the door and nearly into the street!

See's Candies factory and factory store are very near my home. The line goes down the block!

Where's the factory?  I know of one of the main stores (Roscoe or Saticoy in Canoga Park?) but not the factory.

3431 S La Cienega Blvd between Jefferson and Exposition. Sorry, no factory tours. There's a 2nd factory in South San Francisco.

Wonderful -- that's one near me in SSF and one near where I grew up.  Guess I'll have to appease myself by buying lots of chocolate at the factory stores!  ;)

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1338 on: February 23, 2014, 06:50:59 AM »
I love this idea, and will steal it for next year!
then we um...well we got married. Not on V-day actually, but on Saturday. We got the license and whatnot on Friday, then had a very tiny wedding in my great uncle's backyard, officiated by a friend of ours who happens to live over there. We were just gonna do the court house deal (we'd have to do it later anyways, not legal in our state), but great uncle wouldn't hear of it, he wanted to see us married the right way! So we threw together an incredibly quick wedding. We'll still have our "real" wedding next year, but now the legal stuff is out of the way!


whoa! you just snuck that in there! wow! congratulations! what a wonderful story

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1339 on: February 23, 2014, 08:51:06 AM »
I love this idea, and will steal it for next year!
then we um...well we got married. Not on V-day actually, but on Saturday. We got the license and whatnot on Friday, then had a very tiny wedding in my great uncle's backyard, officiated by a friend of ours who happens to live over there. We were just gonna do the court house deal (we'd have to do it later anyways, not legal in our state), but great uncle wouldn't hear of it, he wanted to see us married the right way! So we threw together an incredibly quick wedding. We'll still have our "real" wedding next year, but now the legal stuff is out of the way!


whoa! you just snuck that in there! wow! congratulations! what a wonderful story

Congratulations Glitter!  Wishing you both many happy years :)

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1340 on: February 25, 2014, 03:40:27 PM »
Parking my POD on 'Congratulations Glitter and Partner!' What a wonderful day!
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StuffedGrapeLeaves

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1341 on: February 26, 2014, 11:57:57 AM »
Congratulations, Glitter and partner! 

Black Delphinium

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1342 on: February 26, 2014, 04:21:54 PM »
Thankfully, my former home town has taken a stand against one of it newer(awful) holiday traditions: http://www.centredaily.com/2014/02/25/4055913/most-downtown-state-college-taverns.html

Long story short, 7 years ago, St Patrick's Day fell over Penn State's Spring Break. Some students decided that, since they couldn't get stupid with their friends from college on the day itself, they'd make their own day, a "State Patty's Day" and get stupid then.

It got big, it got stupid, crazy amounts of non-locals/non-students were coming into town for it, a lot of stuff was getting broken and people were getting hospitalized/arrested, so the University decided last year to pay off the bars to not open.

Apparently it went well enough that they are doing it again this year. Hopefully they can put this stupid, even more made up than some holiday to bed for good.
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GlitterIsMyDrug

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1343 on: February 26, 2014, 04:31:39 PM »
Someone was asking me what I was doing for St. Paddy's day. I said "Well it's on a Monday, so...nothing", might make some cupcakes with green frosting with Partner over the weekend for her to take to work. They countered with "But you're Irish!" which is true. Then I remembered what someone told me once and said "That's right, which means I don't need a special day to drink". Sure when it's fallen on a Friday or Saturday, party down. But Monday? Eh, I'll stay home. Green beer squicks me out anyways. I just drink whiskey.

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1344 on: February 27, 2014, 06:04:34 AM »
Congratulations, Glitter and MrsGlitter! (and add me to those who like your Great Uncle a lot!)

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1345 on: February 27, 2014, 09:10:14 AM »
I will make Guinness chocolate cake, bangers and mash and enjoy a nice Irish beer at home without the dye!
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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1346 on: February 27, 2014, 10:00:28 AM »
I have no idea what's happening because Eunice and Steve are in conflict over possibly moving to Canada.  I haven't heard from her in three weeks so I don't know what is happening with them.

It took several years' effort to get him to agree to have the party on the weekend because having it on the 17th on a weeknight wasn't working out after many of the guests moved out of the neighborhood.





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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1347 on: February 27, 2014, 10:07:38 AM »
What fantastic news, Glitter! Congrats to you and the wife! *throwing rice*

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1348 on: February 27, 2014, 02:13:49 PM »
Thankfully, my former home town has taken a stand against one of it newer(awful) holiday traditions: http://www.centredaily.com/2014/02/25/4055913/most-downtown-state-college-taverns.html

Long story short, 7 years ago, St Patrick's Day fell over Penn State's Spring Break. Some students decided that, since they couldn't get stupid with their friends from college on the day itself, they'd make their own day, a "State Patty's Day" and get stupid then.

It got big, it got stupid, crazy amounts of non-locals/non-students were coming into town for it, a lot of stuff was getting broken and people were getting hospitalized/arrested, so the University decided last year to pay off the bars to not open.

Apparently it went well enough that they are doing it again this year. Hopefully they can put this stupid, even more made up than some holiday to bed for good.

My college town has a similar manufactured drinking holiday which is coming up soon. My boss has already been complaining about it. Honestly, I rarely if ever see any evidence of it, even though I live and work on campus. However, the newspapers are full of stories about it. Sometimes I think the authorities end up hyping it more than anyone else, you know?
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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1349 on: February 27, 2014, 03:50:51 PM »
Thankfully, my former home town has taken a stand against one of it newer(awful) holiday traditions: http://www.centredaily.com/2014/02/25/4055913/most-downtown-state-college-taverns.html

Long story short, 7 years ago, St Patrick's Day fell over Penn State's Spring Break. Some students decided that, since they couldn't get stupid with their friends from college on the day itself, they'd make their own day, a "State Patty's Day" and get stupid then.

It got big, it got stupid, crazy amounts of non-locals/non-students were coming into town for it, a lot of stuff was getting broken and people were getting hospitalized/arrested, so the University decided last year to pay off the bars to not open.

Apparently it went well enough that they are doing it again this year. Hopefully they can put this stupid, even more made up than some holiday to bed for good.

My college town has a similar manufactured drinking holiday which is coming up soon. My boss has already been complaining about it. Honestly, I rarely if ever see any evidence of it, even though I live and work on campus. However, the newspapers are full of stories about it. Sometimes I think the authorities end up hyping it more than anyone else, you know?

I know a state university that "cancelled" Halloween for several years for that reason.