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What are you most excited about doing at the Harry Potter park?

Posted by Melissa
May 21, 2010, 10:04 PM
Eating the food
2168 (6%)
Riding the Hogwarts Journey ride
11637 (34%)
Riding the Dueling Dragons
1764 (5%)
6197 (18%)
Drinking butterbeer
11649 (34%)
  33415 votes in total


245 Points

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to all the mother’s here.

LEMON, I read SOMETHING BORROWED years and years ago. My only functional memory of it is that the right two people got together. I don’t remember about them doing “it” while he was engaged to the other girl but they probably did but I don’t remember the book being graphic so I may have been able to cruise past it.

Yes, the reviews I have already read and the one at CSM all indicated that none of the characters had any redeeming qualities for a variety of reasons. So, that is why I rethought taking my daughter to see it until I had checked it out again for myself. I will take her to see romantic comedies and then talk through the stuff I have problems with but it sounded like this movie was going to be a mine field of bad behavior, abusive addictive behavior, and shallowness.

The one other romantic comedy I have not elected to watch with her is WHEN HARRY MET SALLY even though it is one of my favorites. It is more for my benefit than hers that I haven’t let her see it because I don’t think I could deal with the constant embarrassment of all the sexual references and having to explain the sexual double entendre. I think thematically she would enjoy the movie, the boy and girl hate each other, become tolerant, become friends, make a mistake, hate each other and love each other at the same time and finally love each other. I just don’t think I can handle watching the deli scene with her and I don’t think the movie is anywhere nearly as good without it.

Posted by Lady Hawke on May 08, 2011, 08:15 AM report to moderator
245 Points

JEN, I’m sure the concierge would take possession of our bags if we arrive before you. I might pull our swim suits out and we could go spend some time at the pool with the blessing of the concierge. If that is not possible I’m sure there is shopping in walking distance.

Posted by Lady Hawke on May 08, 2011, 08:17 AM report to moderator
857 Points

Just for Wolfie:

“David Hasselhoff donned his famous “Baywatch” lifeguard jacket when he celebrated the grand opening of Nickelodeon Land at Blackpool Pleasure Beach in Blackpool, England. Later, The Hoff busted out old shirtless photos of himself from his glory days. "

It is photo 7 out of 10 here:

Posted by Deanie on May 08, 2011, 10:55 AM report to moderator
245 Points

For those of you who have never seen the horrible little kiddie cars mounted on the front of a shopping cart, take a look at this link and pull down to the bottom of the page.

Some of them look like firetrucks, police cars, race cars, etc. They are next to impossible to control.

Posted by Lady Hawke on May 08, 2011, 11:57 AM report to moderator
857 Points

After looking through 50 pages of shopping cart pictures at Google Images, I did not see a single one like you described,Lady Hawke.

I did not see the smaller kind that my local store has availabe, either. ;)

Very strange! ;)

Bbl. ;)

Posted by Deanie on May 08, 2011, 01:46 PM report to moderator
857 Points

Available, not availabe…. ;)

Sorry. ;)

Posted by Deanie on May 08, 2011, 01:47 PM report to moderator
245 Points

Here’s one from Google images. I probably saw it because I knew what I was looking for. You can see the gallon of milk riding underneathe in the extra little bin that is not part of the flat undercarriage. It is on page 31 of shopping carts.

That is very curious that the carts I am most accustomed to and have been most accustomed to for close to half a century are not commonly used elsewhere.,r:5,s:383&tx=95&ty=28

Posted by Lady Hawke on May 08, 2011, 02:25 PM report to moderator
106 Points

Good evening!

Lady Hawke, I find Kate’s style of trolley easier to push than the bigger ones. They’re ideal for me, as I shop two or three times a week. I can’t do huge shops, as I have to carry everything! Our bigger ones are similar to the link you posted, with the child seats. They do vary from supermarket to supermarket. Some have the racks you describe. It’s odd, I never really thought about how many different designs there were until now, lol! I remember when son was in a wheelchair, and I had to use one of the wheelchair adapted trollies. That was a fairly hysterical steering experience!
We have those kiddy cars as garden toys. I have never seen one on the front of a trolley, thank goodness!

Lemon, you’ll find pantries in older houses here, but usually only small. We had one in the house where I lived ’til I was 14. This house also had one, but we knocked it out when we did the building work. We took out a tiny lobby and the pantry, and made the kitchen a lot bigger.

Posted by asti on May 08, 2011, 02:33 PM report to moderator
245 Points

ASTI, have you ever seen a cart such as this that you could use to wheel your groceries home instead of carrying them? They also come as wire carts but I don’t like the ones without the fabric liners as sometimes groceries will fall through the grid of wires. I can’t imagine carrying all your groceries all the way home in your arms.

My mother’s house has a pantry but neither house I have had as an adult has had one. I am reduced to using the cabinets over the washer and dryer to store my canned goods.

Posted by Lady Hawke on May 08, 2011, 03:52 PM report to moderator
106 Points

Lady Hawke, trollies like that are commonly used here, especially by older people to make it easier to get their shopping home. Some of them have a lid rather like a seat, which I think is a really good idea.

As well as ordinary plastic bags, which we are all being discouraged from using, supermarkets now offer larger, reusable carrier bags. I can balance myself out quite nicely with one of these large bags in each hand, carrying enough shopping for 3 or 4 days.

Posted by asti on May 08, 2011, 04:27 PM report to moderator
1040 Points

Morning, all! Happy Mother’s Day again to all the moms and women in mothering roles!

Asti I cannot imagine having to grocery shop so many times a week, LOL. It’s one of my least favorite activities, so I deliberately plan to do as much of it all on one day as humanly possible. One of the great things about LD being able to drive is the ability to send her out for quick pick ups like fresh produce or milk when we run out. :) Of course, doing it all on one day does tend to make it take ALL DAY, since I have to go fifteen miles away to shop at Walmart, bring any cold stuff home from there, go back out to Costco (about three miles away), bring that cold stuff home, then go back out to Albertson’s, about another two blocks down from Costco, to finish up. Then if there’s specialty stuff I need, that might involve a trip to any number of other places even further away, like the liquor store, an ethnic grocery store, a bakery, etc. If we’re making french toast I have to go about seven miles to Safeway because they have the BEST bread ever for french toast. It’s worth the extra trip! It has cinnamon already swirled into it and it’s thicker than regular bread so it holds up better in the batter. Love, love, love. When we get back from this trip and I can loosen up my calories a bit again, or slow down the whole process a bit, I’m going to make french toast one day. We haven’t had it in forever. Now I’m craving it, LOL.

LH I’m glad the flooding hasn’t impacted you yet, I hope it continues that way. Did you enjoy your dinner out last night? Oh, my gosh, I forgot all about those kiddie carts with the fire trucks, etc. They were a real pain to wheel around! That brings back memories, though. The son, in particular, really enjoyed riding in those, and if they were all out when we got there, there was usually a bit of a fuss about getting into the child seat in the regular carts, LOL. LD always preferred the regular cart seat so she could babble along and pick out everything she wanted as we shopped, and LP definitely wanted to be as high up as possible in her princess seat! Our local store did have one shaped like a little sports car that she liked to ride in sometimes, though.

LH I’m with you on the embarrassing scenes in romantic comedies, LOL, but as my girls are quite a bit older, we’ve sort of gotten used to it. The son mostly ignores that kind of thing, or else just rolls his eyes. When Harry Met Sally is a favorite around here as well! One of my most embarrassing memories as a teen was going to the movies with my best friend and her mother to see the movie Masquerade with Rob Lowe, Kim Cattral and Meg Tilly. It opened with a bang. Literally! A very graphic “love” scene between Rob and Kim, and we were sitting with my friend’s mom in between us. We both wanted to fall into the nearest deep hole and never come out, LOL. Recently, I watched that movie on DVD with the DS and was surprised to see that the film had been edited with most of that scene removed. I wondered if they later had issues with the film for ratings guidelines, though it had already been released as an “R” movie. I don’t know that I’ve ever encountered another movie that was widely released in theaters with a graphic scene, only to have it edited way down for the DVD.

Posted by Headmistress LemonFaerie on May 08, 2011, 04:28 PM report to moderator
106 Points

Lemon, I quite like shopping for food. I have to be very organised, and I plan each week what I am going to feed us. So I have a list, and just dash round and grab what’s on the list. I enjoy cooking, and trying new recipes. I’ll look out for special offers, and use the freezer if necessary, but I prefer to buy as fresh as possible. I suppose I am just used to shopping for a few days at a time! I am also lucky that all the shops I need are within the town itself. But, I wholeheartedly agree, it is so nice to be able to ask son to go and get emergency milk, rather than having to go myself!

Posted by asti on May 08, 2011, 04:46 PM report to moderator
106 Points

I’m off to bed, goodnight all! xx

Posted by asti on May 08, 2011, 05:19 PM report to moderator
1040 Points

We tried to go see Rio and it was sold out! I couldn’t believe it! it’s been out for weeks. I think everyone had the same idea for Mother’s Day, LOL. So we’re back just for a moment and then trying to go see it at a different theater. Hope you’re all having a fun day!

Good night, Asti! Sweet dreams. :)

Posted by Headmistress LemonFaerie on May 08, 2011, 06:32 PM report to moderator
245 Points

I think that is another difference in semantics. A town in America can be an area that can be one mile wide to 75 miles wide. Our town outside the big city has what used to be the town center with the town hall, the main police station, the main library, and some very old shops that are bargain basement thrift shop types of places. The retail area of town has moved over two miles away from the old town center Main Street area and it is expanding in the direction farther and farther away from the old town attempting to meet the next town that is expanding toward it. The courthouse has moved far away the opposite direction from the old town center. We live right on the edge of where our town has reached out to meet the next town over. So, there are restaurants, shops, and grocery stores scattered over a large area but it is no longer in anything that might have once been called “town” and most of the residential areas are nowhere near any of it anymore. A town is now more of a generalized area than a specific place.

Posted by Lady Hawke on May 08, 2011, 07:26 PM report to moderator
1623 Points

LH, I definitely haven’t seen the cart with the basket underneath; thanks for posting the pic link! I also looked at the pic of the kiddie car on a cart. It looks huge! We have kiddie carts here, but I don’t remember them being that long, with the car part in front of a full size cart. Maybe I just never noticed though. I’m going to have to pay attention next time I’m shopping!

Lemon and LH, did you see the info about the LeakyCon special park event? On sale to RockStars now and regular registrants next week. I’ve bought mine and I saw on FB that Rhi has hers. I’m so excited, especially about the UNLIMITED Butterbeer and Pumpkin Juice. The perfect way to try them without killing my wallet! :) Things are really picking up; I bet we’re going to start getting announcements fairly often now that we’re approaching the two month mark. Woo hoo!

Since we’re up to page 3 on the new poll and have had very few poll-related commenters, I think I’m going to go ahead and move over there with my posts. I’ll still check here for the next few days though, so I don’t miss anything. :)

Posted by Bookworm Jen on May 08, 2011, 10:38 PM report to moderator
1884 Points

I am OK. I am at my dauhter’s in MO. for a visit. Will try to get back online later. I hope everyone had a happy Mother’s day.

Posted by Cool G on May 09, 2011, 09:20 AM report to moderator
1623 Points

Hi CoolG! Hope you have a great time at your daughter’s! Come visit us at the new poll too when you have a chance! :)

Posted by Bookworm Jen on May 09, 2011, 10:47 AM report to moderator
857 Points

Lurking, but IE keeps having to close for some reason. Only when I have Leaky up, though. ;)

Posted by Deanie on May 09, 2011, 02:06 PM report to moderator
1040 Points

Hi, everyone! Hi, CoolG!! It’s so good to see you, I was starting to worry. I hope you’re having a great time at your daughter’s!

I’ll keep checking back here, too, for a while, but I think I will move over to the new one as well. See you all there! Jen thanks again for the ticket email, I really appreciated it!


Posted by Headmistress LemonFaerie on May 09, 2011, 03:34 PM report to moderator
80450 Points

Hi Cool G

Posted by Won_Two on May 09, 2011, 11:40 PM report to moderator
245 Points

It looks like we have almost made the switch to the new poll.

I’ll check here for a couple of days but I’m not going to post anything else meanngful here.

Posted by Lady Hawke on May 10, 2011, 11:37 AM report to moderator
912 Points

Sorry to disturb the ghosts of this old poll, but I need to try something… With your permission…


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Posted by Felipe on June 09, 2011, 01:35 AM report to moderator
912 Points

Ok thanks! bye!
Posted by Felipe on June 09, 2011, 01:37 AM report to moderator
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