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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23220 on: August 30, 2013, 10:05:15 AM »
That wouldn't go over well in Seattle.  The Fremont Solstice Parade is pretty famous for featuring bicyclists wearing only body paint.   >:D

A guy we know went for the first time, he came back REALLY disapointed. I am pretty sure he was expecting pretty young girls in body paint, Nope, "It was full of old fat men!" We got a good laugh out of it.  For those not in Seattle, Fremont is the "hippy" district and I have been told that a good chunk of the parade would not be out of place at Burning Man. I have not gone myself as I hate going down there with all the traffic. 

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23221 on: August 30, 2013, 11:39:24 AM »
That wouldn't go over well in Seattle.  The Fremont Solstice Parade is pretty famous for featuring bicyclists wearing only body paint.   >:D

A guy we know went for the first time, he came back REALLY disapointed. I am pretty sure he was expecting pretty young girls in body paint, Nope, "It was full of old fat men!" We got a good laugh out of it.  For those not in Seattle, Fremont is the "hippy" district and I have been told that a good chunk of the parade would not be out of place at Burning Man. I have not gone myself as I hate going down there with all the traffic.

Tell him to go to Fantasy Fest in Key West. Granted, he'll see things he doesn't want to see, but he'll also see the young pretty girls.  ;D
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23222 on: August 30, 2013, 12:26:00 PM »
I live in a city that is associated with a certain type of motorcycle.  In fact, there is a fairly big party going on all weekend here celebrating this motorcycle and it means that devotees of these bikes are coming in from all around the world.  It doesn't really affect me much - more traffic, can't get a hotel room so my parents aren't coming this weekend as potentially discussed, but really - they come, they spend money, they have fun and then they leave. 

But there are a few SS riders.  Such as the ones today - a couple driving down the road, one bike in each lane, next to each other, going 5 - 10 miles below the speed limit (they'd speed up and slow down a lot).  During rush hour, on a major road...I was the first car behind them and the line of cars behind me was getting longer and longer. 

So annoying!!!


If I am guessing correctly, you live in Wisconsin, about 60 miles due north of the WI/IL state line. Many years ago, when that particular motorcycle celebrated an aniversary, we were camping at a campground that quickly filled with bikes and riders for the celebratory weekend. Thankfully, they were all very well behaved.

I've had to take a different route home from work for the last two days. My normal road takes me past the biggest suburban dealer on the west side of the city. That intersection is normally backed up because it feeds onto and off the highway. Add in all the riders trying to get into the dealership (and neighboring strip club) and you've got major, major back ups. Fortunately the police were out yesterday directing traffic. Today will be absolutely nuts with everyone trying to get downtown for the concert!

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23223 on: August 30, 2013, 01:07:14 PM »
That wouldn't go over well in Seattle.  The Fremont Solstice Parade is pretty famous for featuring bicyclists wearing only body paint.   >:D

A guy we know went for the first time, he came back REALLY disapointed. I am pretty sure he was expecting pretty young girls in body paint, Nope, "It was full of old fat men!" We got a good laugh out of it.  For those not in Seattle, Fremont is the "hippy" district and I have been told that a good chunk of the parade would not be out of place at Burning Man. I have not gone myself as I hate going down there with all the traffic.

Well, none of us really ever tan...the body paint is to keep the cyclists from blinding each other :)

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23224 on: August 30, 2013, 03:47:20 PM »
That wouldn't go over well in Seattle.  The Fremont Solstice Parade is pretty famous for featuring bicyclists wearing only body paint.   >:D

A guy we know went for the first time, he came back REALLY disapointed. I am pretty sure he was expecting pretty young girls in body paint, Nope, "It was full of old fat men!" We got a good laugh out of it.  For those not in Seattle, Fremont is the "hippy" district and I have been told that a good chunk of the parade would not be out of place at Burning Man. I have not gone myself as I hate going down there with all the traffic.

Well, none of us really ever tan...the body paint is to keep the cyclists from blinding each other :)

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23225 on: August 30, 2013, 03:47:51 PM »
Showing my age here - back when I was a child, the custom was to leave your popcorn box/drink cup on the floor under your seat when you left the theater.  Of course, that was in the dark ages, before cell phones and when theaters actually DID have staff beyond the concession stand and ticket booth (and stages/curtains in front of the screen, and the big blue Bulova clock sign with the local jeweler's name over the exit, and continuous shows from 1-9 PM).  I really feel sorry for that staff retroactively - they must have had a heck of a time after the free kiddie matinees in summer.

I do believe now is better, when you are asked to please clean up and they do provide trash receptacles at the doors (they didn't, back in the day).  It certainly results in a more pleasant atmosphere in the auditorium.  And the spaces between shows (no more coming in in the middle and leaving when you get to the place you started) also help in getting the place neatened up.

When I was at a "Broadway" type show in London, you were expected to leave your garbage under the seat.  They didn't have trash cans (fear of bombs at the time). It was strange putting my empty ice cream container under a nice theater seat.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23226 on: August 30, 2013, 11:33:15 PM »
I saw today's Two Lumps cartoon and howled.  Special Snowflakes are all over.
http://www.twolumps.net/comics/20130830.jpg

I think I agree with Eben...

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23227 on: August 31, 2013, 07:37:57 PM »
No, Mr. Tango, it's West Edmonton Mall here in Alberta.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23228 on: August 31, 2013, 07:53:34 PM »
I saw today's Two Lumps cartoon and howled.  Special Snowflakes are all over.
http://www.twolumps.net/comics/20130830.jpg

I think I agree with Eben...
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23229 on: August 31, 2013, 08:50:26 PM »
Do driving Special Snowflakes just leave their brains at home?  Yesterday there was almost a collision right in front of us, when a nitwit yacking on a hand-held cellphone, in the left-turn lane, decided to go straight ahead instead.  Straight ahead had a red light, because oncoming traffic was also turning left.  Nitwit darned near broadsided another car.  ('Darned' is not the word I'd like to use, but the filter won't let me use that other 'd' word.) He didn't even brake; the other car managed to scoot faster, and the one following him managed to brake in time.  SS just sailed on through without noticing, because his phone call was SOOOO important. ::)
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23230 on: August 31, 2013, 08:51:00 PM »
I'm sadly nominating a friend for SS status. This summer two couples in our group got married and so far she has:

1) Shown up at Amy's bridal shower in a fancy restaurant an hour late in running clothes because she was going to the gym after

2) Invited people to Betty's bridal shower who weren't invited to the wedding (and she wasn't throwing the shower).

3) Invited people to Betty and Bob's wedding for them.

4) RSVPed for 4 for Betty and Bob's wedding (husband plus kids), came with just 1 kid since the rest of her family "didn't feel like it."

5) Was 15 minutes late to Betty and Bob's wedding and was upset she missed the beginning of the ceremony.

6) Didn't RSVP to Amy's wedding, when Amy followed up said "Yeah, I'm coming alone," but brought her husband to the wedding anyways.

After Amy's ceremony when we went to find our table at the reception and couldn't find a place card for SS's husband. She giggled and said "Oops, I never told her you were coming." SS's husband pulled her aside for a quiet but obviously heated conversation. He then came over to the rest of the group, told us to have a lovely evening and said he'd pick us up at the end of the night. SS was irritated her husband refused to stay saying "We could have had pulled up a chair!"

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23231 on: August 31, 2013, 09:12:14 PM »
There was a lady driving down the road today and she kept almost weaving into our lane. It was a city road with no room for us to move out of her way, so we just back off and followed behind her. When we got to the next traffic light, I looked over. She was applying/adjusting lip gloss.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23232 on: August 31, 2013, 09:26:40 PM »
I was sitting outside our store on my lunch break yesterday, when I heard cars honking and someone swearing loudly (picture Kathy Griffin's imitation of Miley Cyrus'; she sounded like that). Someone had drove up in front of the store to pick up their passenger (SS) and SS decided to load the groceries via the left backseat. So SS was standing in the way of two different lanes of cars. People were asking her to move and honking their horns. She was screaming repeatedly "SCRABBLE YOU, FEMALE DOG! SCRABBLE YOURSELF! WHY DON'T YOU MOVE INSTEAD !" and lunging at any cars waving her fists :o There were plenty of parking spaces nearby that her driver could've pulled into and had her unload the cart there.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23233 on: August 31, 2013, 10:04:57 PM »
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23234 on: August 31, 2013, 10:18:03 PM »