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Old 12-18-2010, 07:45 PM   #6401
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Tubas? Looks like all sousaphones.
...which is a type of tuba.
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Old 12-18-2010, 07:47 PM   #6402
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Went to the 32nd Annual TubaMeister Christmas concert. 159 tuba, baritone horn and euphonium players at the outdoor Arneson River Theater on the San Antonio Riverwalk. The weather was great and the music was almost tuba good to be true.

Here's a photo of 20 of the 159 participants...
That's pretty cool. I would have loved to have seen that..
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That's pretty cool. I would have loved to have seen that..
Although the group here isn't affiliated, there is an national group called TUBACHRISTMAS that may have a concert in your area. Well worth your time if you can catch a performance.
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Went to the 32nd Annual TubaMeister Christmas concert. 159 tuba, baritone horn and euphonium players at the outdoor Arneson River Theater on the San Antonio Riverwalk. The weather was great and the music was almost tuba good to be true.

Here's a photo of 20 of the 159 participants...
How did they ever find accommodations for all the tuba groupies?
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How did they ever find accommodations for all the tuba groupies?
Not sure, but security was so tight they even had a moat in front of the stage. I heard they did it as a precaution - since it was heavy metal concert.
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Didn't do a whole lot today. Just puttered around the house some.

A little while ago I was sitting on my patio; a bird came out of nowhere and flew in a tree about 15 feet away from me. It was chirping LOUDLY and scared the bejeebers out of me!

Prolly some kind of omen.

...oh and REW, I like the tuba pic.
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DW's vehicle has been doing stupid things acting up lately. Today was oil change (ya, I did it myself) day so I also disconnected the battery to "reboot" the computer. Changed fluids, connected battery and got in to take DW out for supper. Power seat would not go back. Tried moving it forward and it worked. Whined at DW. She said "want me to drive?". I said sure, but when she hit the driver's seat, even she was too close. Finally she said "let's take your truck" which we did.

Took mine, came home and I was still "confused". Went out, removed: negative terminal from battery; a bunch of plastic bottles from under the seat and (I hope) my mind from neutral.

Needless to say, the power seat works just fine. Which one of you witches or warlocks done it?
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Not sure, but security was so tight they even had a moat in front of the stage. I heard they did it as a precaution - since it was heavy metal concert.
I'm pretty sure that was a mosh pit-- until the performers started emptying their spit valves...
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Went out, removed: negative terminal from battery; a bunch of plastic bottles from under the seat and (I hope) my mind from neutral.

Needless to say, the power seat works just fine. Which one of you witches or warlocks done it?
Pure FM, especially since seat works without re-attaching battery terminal.
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Wow! Did you simply rip it out? ... with like a pair of pliers? Or did you have to use a hammer and chisel?
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Sitting here vegetating in front of nice tight spandex football.

I'm using up food in my upright freezer getting a little creative in the kitchen.
Dinner is in the crockpot...ham chunks, pineapple, Cubanelle peppers, onions in soy/ginger/citrus marinade, to be served with pork fried rice.
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Unless I am mistaken, a Sousaphone is technically a type of tuba. Played one (a Sousaphone, that is) in marching and concert bands for 8 years...
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Sitting here vegetating in front of nice tight spandex football.

I'm using up food in my upright freezer getting a little creative in the kitchen.
Dinner is in the crockpot...ham chunks, pineapple, Cubanelle peppers, onions in soy/ginger/citrus marinade, to be served with pork fried rice.
LOL (the spandex) - hate watching sports so I skip that... but I'm cooking ham and bean soup for dinner. I understand the "using up food in freezer" syndrome! Ham chunks from last April, oh my... will be good in soup.

I'm just taking it easy, basically. Oh yeah, and catching up on LOST episodes - I'm finally watching the last season which is finally on Netflix on demand!
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After church I did a little gardening, but only lasted about 45 minutes before I gave up—temperatures are in the low 40's today. I used to work outdoors all day in weather like this, or colder. I've really become a softy since I transferred to an office job.
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My cooking is also getting creative in order to have refrigerator & freezer space for all the Christmas goodies . Tomorrow will be chicken cacciatore since I have all the ingredients . Next Friday & Saturday are serious cooking days and I even whip out an apron . After that it's a few days of leftovers before I have the will to cook again.
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It's a good day for NY teams.

Buffalo beat Miami, 17-14
The Jets just won against Pittsburgh 22-17

The Giants...well...they lost by only 1 touchdown.

For Mr Boston, the Patriots play at 8 PM tonight. Hope we can watch it on TV.
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Interesting thread for someone not retired yet. Gives me some ideas what to look forward too.

Family attended a cousin's birthday party turning 5 at Chuck e Cheese.

Lots of kids, lots of noise, my kids had fun, worn out mom and dad and they fell asleep during the car ride home.

Not excited for Monday as it'll be a full work day and snow coming.
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We had lunch at Sid-Mar's restaurant, a little restaurant that used to be up by Lake Ponchartrain on the 17th Street Canal, by the docks used by commercial fishermen. You can see photos on their website at that link. We used to go there now and then years ago. It was destroyed by Katrina, and then the Army Corps of Engineers took the land it was on so they could not re-build. There was no Sid-Mar's for about five years. Recently they re-opened in a much different location, in a residential area just off a busy street.

Frank got seafood gumbo, I got crab and corn bisque, and we split a shrimp po-boy dressed. The food was fine, but the prices are a bit too steep for our tastes. The bill was $30 , about twice what we usually pay. Plus, part of the charm of Sid-Mar's was its location by the water. Oh well. The seafood still tastes fresh - - I have to give 'em that.

We don't go there very often any more, and apparently neither does anyone else. Anyway, we watched the fourth quarter of the Saints game with a half dozen other customers while we were there. Too bad, c'est la vie. Our Saints almost pulled it off but the Ravens won the game.
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