#33 Best Royals Cover Yet

By: GardenGrrl , 4:55 PM GMT on November 11, 2013

The weather was great in Houston this weekend. The pinball convention was fun. The food was outstanding. I got pictures of a pine warbler.

For all of you that left comments for Mom in the previous blog; Briarcraft, Bug, Calpoppy, Proserpina, Sandi, Shore, Skye, WTS, Ylee, Mom really enjoyed it and again says a muted thank-you.

So how much pinball did I play? Sunday morning when it was time to leave I could barely depress the button on top of my hairspray. Really, it does not take much effort to push the two little side buttons that move the flippers. However, I engage pinball machines like a wrestler, pushing, lifting, shaking the table to impose my will on a small silver ball. It's invigorating :-D

Here are some shots from a previous convention. After collecting a set I saw no reason to shoot duplicates at each convention.

These are some Star Trek pinball machines that a wonderful fellow brought to a convention for the rest of us to play. Yes, there are saints of the pinball world that bring their collections for the rest of us to enjoy. Of course there are also dealers that entice sales and trades of machines.





Here are some vintage machines. Originally pinball designs were fairly whimsical providing a fantasy game for the player to enjoy. Over time, in the 80's on up pinball design started taking on images of popular TV and Movies; Terminator, Million Dollar Man, Dr. Who, CSI etc.



Here is a shot of the insides of an old school machine. Todays have circuit boards that provide more bells and whistles. The design is still pretty much the same. They all have flippers, ramps, bumpers.

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49. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
8:59 PM GMT on November 23, 2013
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48. Ylee
4:49 PM GMT on November 23, 2013
Google has a fun little game featuring all 12 Doctors for Dr. Who's 50th anniversary! I beat it 20:48! You could probably do a lot better, lol!

Stay warm!
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47. calpoppy
4:48 PM GMT on November 23, 2013
Love the fox video, I wonder if my hips could do that or would I hurt myself, LOL!
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46. sandiquiz
1:13 PM GMT on November 23, 2013
Hope it is a bit warmer today, and Syd and Roxie have come out from under their chosen warm hiding places!

Not too bad here... I have several dozen photos to check and edit... using PicMonkey, of course! lol
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45. SBKaren
11:12 PM GMT on November 22, 2013
That looks like a fun ride. You actually get to compete in a game?

Hi GG! I'm finally responding to the few responses I got in my blog. It's coming down. Just sits there, I think everyone that wanted to see the photos saw them :)



The picture of the ride you saw is called Astro Blasters. You do compete against the other person in your car. You ride through the ride shooting at targets. At the end of the ride, on the walk out of the exit, they have about 5 kiosks where you can find your picture and email it to yourself...for free!



The other ride is in California Adventures - and It's called Toy Story. It's like riding through an arcade with a different screen about every 30 seconds or so. It's a fun and popular ride. The line is always loooong!

Here's an artists rendention.



Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!
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44. BriarCraft
9:54 PM GMT on November 22, 2013
I found the lyrics. And the voices are almost as sweet as AcaBelles...

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43. BriarCraft
9:31 PM GMT on November 22, 2013
I really like that video "Royals". Great voices and harmony. I have no clue about any joke though, because the only words I could understand is "we'll never be royals" and "when you live that fantasy". This is NOT age-related hearing problem, rather it's a lifelong problem that I am seldom able to understand singers' words unless it's someone like Barbara Streisand or Ed Ames who have good diction. And Ylvis, too, by golly! They put closed-captions on that video, but I didn't need them at all. Three cheers for Ylvis!

I am going to check out what else the AcaBelles have done. Love that style of music!

I got curious, looking at some EXIF info on WUphotos and wondered how one could enter copyright info in the EXIF data. Well, I found a way.

It's free and easy to add copyright info and meta tags to photos with Diffractor, downloadable at http://www.diffractor.com/

Also, PhotoME which is highly rated at PCWorld is free and gives access editability to a wealth of info about your photos at http://www.photome.de/
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42. GardenGrrl
9:22 PM GMT on November 22, 2013
Hi Sandi, guess they have software designers on the payroll and want to get their moneys worth by having them change things all the time. Woof.

Hi Ylee, yes they keep updating the forecast to colder with ice pellets. Now it's forecast freeze with up to an inch of ice pellets. On the days of my long week coming off vacation. Oh joy. Then again I'm probably the best day person to have on those kind of days. Once again oh joy.
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41. Ylee
4:54 PM GMT on November 22, 2013
Rain I'm not worried about for you, but that line of snow and ice is pretty dang close! :(

Take care!
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40. sandiquiz
8:00 AM GMT on November 22, 2013
Hey, did you see they changed Flickr again?

Yup, I had checked out the new system a few times, but always opted back, as I disliked the way it worked...now i have no option, it is fait accompli!

I do know I will get many mails from the few 'old timers' who believe I know all about Flickr and hope I can help them with their queries! One guy, called Brian, finds it really difficult when Flickr changes. He rings me up, and I try to talk him through. I did find he was still working on Vista the other week, which gives him no end of problems, as Flickr is now far too fast for Vista!!
I haven't heard from him since this change happened.. .I bet he is tearing his hair out!!
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39. GardenGrrl
10:30 PM GMT on November 21, 2013
Hi Sandi, yes, I mean PicMonkey. Stupid google ate our Piknik. Am toiling away at some photo samples.
Hey, did you see they changed Flickr again?

Hi Shore, no haven't lost my mind but you did almost make me snort soda out my nose laughing.

Have been watching for rain here too. It drizzled off and on throughout day enough to keep me from going on a leaf walk with Roxie.

The fall colors here are the best I have seen in years! If doesn't get too cold and raining, maybe tomorrow. Kind of kicking myself for not going today.
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38. GardenGrrl
10:23 PM GMT on November 21, 2013
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37. WatchinTheSky
4:57 PM GMT on November 21, 2013
Hey Syd! What are YOU having for breakfast??
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36. shoreacres
12:02 AM GMT on November 21, 2013
Oh. Thank goodness. I saw "Royals" and thought you'd gone over the edge and were writing about the Kansas City baseball team. That made no sense at all.

I will get that ham recipe up. I was surprised they shared,too, but I suppose once you've been serving the same ham for decades, and everyone knows Beulah anyway, there's no use keeping it a secret. If I don't get it up by the weekend I will then. Depends on how much rain we get over the next two days and how much I'm forced to mess around at home. ;)
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35. sandiquiz
10:42 PM GMT on November 20, 2013
In a bit I will be putting up a new blog on photo enhancement for the holidays using Picnik.

Are you sure you mean Picnik? I thought it had finished its photo editing stint. Or did you follow it to Google?
I switched to PicMonkey :-)


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34. WatchinTheSky
10:10 PM GMT on November 20, 2013
Thanks, GG! I hate being that announcer ;) and nicely done AcaBelles. New blog sounds insightful, I'll be watching for it.
No wonder raspberries are a staple around the house, versatile and good for you - but I always thought 'giving a raspberry' came from a raspberry looking a bit like a tongue, red and bumpy!
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33. GardenGrrl
6:28 PM GMT on November 20, 2013
Hi Ylee, still burning the use it or lose it vacation.

Hi Sandi,
(#32)Hi Sandi, looks like you have the explanation for the rude raspberry. Although I have never known a tart that prompted me to ****.

Wonder what they had in their tarts?


LOL. - it wasn't the tart that made you ..........!
Cockney rhyming slang is a strange phenomenon. Apples and pears equals stairs, shortened to just apples. Hamstead Heath equals teeth, shortened to Hamsteads, and therefore, Raspberry tart equals **** shortened to Raspberry!! lol


it is always a treat to have you fill us in on origins of the English language. Makes sense now.


Here it is, the best cover of the pop song Royals yet.




Okay, this one has pretty much run it's course but as it has become embedded in our cultural references now, anyone that hasn't heard this needs to listen and laugh so your in on the joke.

Was watching a football game and the announcer was completely baffled by a fan poster the read "What Does Coach Fox say..Wina win win ding ding ding ding"

Don't be that announcer.



In a bit I will be putting up a new blog on photo enhancement for the holidays using Picnik.
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32. sandiquiz
5:47 PM GMT on November 19, 2013
Hi Sandi, looks like you have the explanation for the rude raspberry. Although I have never known a tart that prompted me to ****.

Wonder what they had in their tarts?


LOL. - it wasn't the tart that made you ..........!
Cockney rhyming slang is a strange phenomenon. Apples and pears equals stairs, shortened to just apples. Hamstead Heath equals teeth, shortened to Hamsteads, and therefore, Raspberry tart equals **** shortened to Raspberry!! lol
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31. Ylee
5:24 PM GMT on November 19, 2013
Are you on vacation this week? I figured you'd still be at the Cave...

Enjoy!
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30. GardenGrrl
5:20 PM GMT on November 19, 2013
Good Morning. It's a bit cooler today with a lot of wind. May put off playing in the yard for now.

Hi Calpoppy, sounds like your pups get all the fresh air and play time Roxie wishes she had.

Then again, she tends to spend a lot of her dog park time jumping up on the shaded benches and soliciting pets from her new human friend.

I know you are excited about retiring. Start the countdown :)


Hi Briar, that is a serious article about raspberries. Has me thinking about other ways to prepare them while they are in the stores here. Of course have to buy them at Costco.

Can get almost twice the amount for the same price as the local grocer.

Am always tempted to buy the low price bulk fruits there; melons, apples etc. but know most will rot before I get to eating it all.

Hi Sandi, looks like you have the explanation for the rude raspberry. Although I have never known a tart that prompted me to ****.

Wonder what they had in their tarts?

I think after Briars link we all are going to go looking for fresh raspberries.

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29. sandiquiz
9:16 AM GMT on November 19, 2013
Wow - I followed that link Briar posted - who knew the raspberry held so much that was good for you!!! lol

As for 'blowing a raspberry'... the 'Cockneys' of London are to blame. It is actually rhyming slang ... raspberry tart = (****).... add a four letter word that means 'flatulence!" hehe
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28. BriarCraft
6:43 AM GMT on November 19, 2013
You make art out of the tastiest things!

Raspberries are yummy, delicate, an expensive treat.

So I was wondering, how come when you make a rude noise by placing the tongue between the lips and blowing to produce a sound similar to flatulence, that's called giving someone the raspberry?

What did the raspberry ever do to deserve that? Giving someone the raspberry should be something especially good, don't you think?

BTW, raspberries have great anti-oxidant properties, but they won't help you add to your waistline. http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspic e&dbid=39
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27. calpoppy
12:36 AM GMT on November 19, 2013
The smell of perms is not good! Not having to use the curling iron every day would be nice though!!

Nice food art!! Glad Roxie got to be in the dog park for a long time. Corgies love to play!

My pups are tired out from a merry doe chase this afternoon. The doe was jumping up every time she would take a step, pretty cool it was. No worries about the doe, the pups would not have been able to catch her. And if they did, they would be in trouble. They just had pup fun!

I am really getting excited about being retired, it is getting closer and closer........
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26. GardenGrrl
11:31 PM GMT on November 18, 2013
Hi All, been a sort of busy weekend. Had nice weather so Roxie benefited with a long stay at the dog park.
Went and got my hair permed Saturday and love having the curly/wavy locks. They are doing perms much looser now. About that smell though.....

Hi Shore, will definitely take your advice and check out the Crystal Bridges museum as a day trip from Hot Springs the next time we go.
Tell you what, I'm ready to move to Houston. Always have such a good time there. The restaurants are amazing. Everyone at the hair salon agreed that Houston has much better restaurants than Dallas. Hermann Park is someplace I could just hang around all day every day with it's people watching flocks of songbirds.
We put off going to the Bayou Bend Museum in hopes of next year inviting you along as you seem to be pretty well versed on period furniture and china.
Read in Bugs or Sandi's blog that you may post a recipe for amazing Beulah's Ham. Have not actually had it but if it is a good ham recipe would like to try it.

Hi Bug, apparently "walleyed fit" is a Minnesota term. It is very effective in dealing with vendors when civility would be less effective. Unfortunately being kind and gracious doesn't seem to get the same results until after throwing the fit and being placated. Which is too bad. I prefer being nice over jumping down someones throat and eating their liver any day.
Ahh the muffin. I learned watching the video of how to make them that if you individually freeze the fruit first and fold into batter last, they will stay better formed during cooking :)

Hi WTS, raspberries really are great companions to many foods and drink. There should be an epic epicurean poem devoted to raspberries with chocolate stanzas and bubbling champagne meters.



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25. WatchinTheSky
9:22 PM GMT on November 18, 2013
That IS a tasty looking dish!! Chocolate and raspberries, 'course, the extra berries would be good in champagne as well ;)
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24. palmettobug53
8:33 PM GMT on November 16, 2013
I've heard the phrase, 'throwing a wall eyed fit' but I always assumed it referred to cows. Pitching a fit like when you're trying to put a cow into a crush or make it do something it doesn't want to do and it's bucking and bawling and shaking it's head and it's eyes are all wall eyed.

OMIGOD..... That muffin!

Boy, you're serious, when you talk about working to add to your waistline. That raspberry chocolate chip muffin with cream should do it.

Hi, Mama Barb!
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23. shoreacres
8:19 PM GMT on November 16, 2013
My gosh. You were in my old stomping grounds. I worked for a time at the Medical Center and also spent some time at Rice University. When I worked at the Med Center I lived there, too, so Hermann park was my backyard playground.

Funny - when I lived there I got my first taste of such games at the home of a UT prof. He was into Pachinko, big time. It was such fun.

And did I ever laugh at your expression "pitched a wall-eyed fit". Most people in Texas wouldn't have a clue about that, never having met a Walleye. So Minnesota. ;)

That muffin looks terrific, although I must say your comment about needing to add to your waist left me quivering just a bit. But I'm going my thing, and I've knocked off twelve pounds. Since all of mine extra weight lands in hips and thighs, I don't really even need a scale to keep track of things. I just put my favorite jeans on a chair, and when I can fit into them again, the project's over.

The next time you get to Arkansas, you MUST go to Crystal Bridges. It was the best museum experience I've had - just wonderful. I'm fully intending to go back in spring to see the wildflowers. And what's not to love about a museum that includes a vegan menu and a couple of roofs covered (alternately) with grass, flowers or veggies?

It really is just superb, and the siting was genius. I sound like I'm on their marketing team, don't I? I'd be pleased to spend my days promoting it. It's that good.
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22. GardenGrrl
8:02 PM GMT on November 16, 2013
Hi Mom, look what I made;



It's a chocolate chip Raspberry muffin. Took the left over raspberries and sprinkled sugar and a bit of water over them then left in fridge to sit over night.

Hi WTS, yes it is chocolate weekend. That would be great if you got a bit of rain.

Hi Sandi, have to agree about keeping a small tree this year unless you anchor the big one and only use Max as an ornament. Which could be kind of fun.

Hi Briar, thank you for the compliments. Yes indeed the changing weather is upon us in Texas. During the summer it is Hot or more Hot. In the winter it can change hourly.

Hi George, so agree about not really caring enough to learn the new video games. Physical games are much more fun.
Yes we did get a hard freeze. I will be spending the winter assembling and unassembling my sprinkler valves going to the drip system so they don't burst.

Hi Tony, I called and pitched a wall-eyed fit. They came out picked up the car, fixed it and cleaned the oil off my driveway.

Hi Bug, how cool is that you get warblers all the time. Birch trees too. I love those trees. They do not grow around here.
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21. palmettobug53
4:53 PM GMT on November 16, 2013
Oh, GG! You got some great shots of those pine warblers.

I see lots of myrtle warblers in the yard. The river birch out front tends to get aphids and warblers love aphids.

I've always called it roller coaster weather but shake and bake works, too.
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20. plapman
2:06 PM GMT on November 16, 2013
Good morning gardengrrl.
It's too bad they hire anyone who can walk to do oil changes.
Enjoy your day.
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19. sandiquiz
1:24 PM GMT on November 16, 2013
It's Saturday... anything on the agenda today, or are you having a well earned rest at home.
I have been out for breakfast, only a bacon and egg butty with large coffee, but it was at a garden centre. I contemplated buying a new, smaller (about 2.5 feet,) optic Christmas tree, to put on the top of the bookcase.... the only place young Max has not managed to get... as yet! I feel the big trees we have, both six foot, will provide him with too much temptation to climb to the top, and me too much heartache!
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18. georgevandenberghe
3:52 AM GMT on November 16, 2013
I am also old school and prefer pinball (a problem in physics) to video games which cannot be defeated with that knowledge but only with knowledge of hacks, cheats and game bugs (Space Invaders [C 1978] esp. has gross exploitable bugs) which I never had time to acquire.


Was it really cold enough to freeze drip irrigation lines or were you just being careful?
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17. BriarCraft
3:45 AM GMT on November 16, 2013
You give Shake-N-Bake a whole new meaning for me, too, but I "get" it: roast one day, shiver the next.

If those photos in #10 were on WU I'd give them both 10s. Very nice shooting there, oh mighty hunter!
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16. WatchinTheSky
3:34 AM GMT on November 16, 2013
Shake 'n Bake Season - That has been used to describe earthquake weather here! Different Shake! But some people are sure hot weather when combined with large high pressure systems can trigger quakes. Amusing, but I think NOT! 90 yesterday, barely 60 today.
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15. sandiquiz
10:27 PM GMT on November 14, 2013
You had your first frost today, we had ours on Tuesday and are being warned of the jet stream taking a nose dive and bringing really cold air, with possible snow, next week!

Winter has arrived :-(
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14. WatchinTheSky
6:46 PM GMT on November 14, 2013
Chocolate and Bubbly - the weekend must be coming ;) Maybe we will even get to toast a little rain!

Guess we have to wait a bit to see how Ylee is changing it up!
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13. GardenGrrl
6:38 PM GMT on November 14, 2013
Hi WTS, yes it is the start of the Shake-N-Bake season here. In a couple days they say we will be in the 80's. Really could not believe my luck in seeing so many warblers darting in and out of the pines. Also saw some yellow rump/myrtle warblers.

Hi Ylee, I had one of those little pinballs too as a kid. Was my favorite toy. Still look for one when I'm at toy stores.
Will surely miss your presence around the blogs. Does this mean you are working less overtime?
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12. Ylee
3:32 PM GMT on November 14, 2013
Hi, GG! Used to have a toy pinball machine at home when I was a kid; racked up many hours on that thing!

Going to take a change in direction, and not blog so much; details in the new blog, which will be out later today!

Have a good weekend!
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11. WatchinTheSky
7:32 PM GMT on November 13, 2013
'First Freeze' - I guess it is chilly around most of the country today! Don't know what that's like, it's 90+ here ;) Maybe in a few weeks.
How fun to catch trees full of warblers!
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10. GardenGrrl
7:07 PM GMT on November 13, 2013
Hi All, we had our first freeze last night. So glad I disassembled the drip system yesterday.

Hi Prose, I think once you tried one and had a good run you would be hooked. Unfortunately the only place you can find them now are at conventions.

We didn't spend the whole time playing pinball. We also got out into the sunshine and visited Hermann Park over in the museum district. It is a huge urban park and one of the highlights of the vacation.

Can you believe they had trees full of these little pine warblers? They are tiny. Was just thrilled to get some shots of them.



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9. Proserpina
3:20 AM GMT on November 13, 2013
Hi, pinball machines? I must be a fuddyduddy as I have never played on one! Glad that you enjoyed the convention.

Just a quick hello and a see you soon comment.
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8. GardenGrrl
5:04 PM GMT on November 12, 2013
Good Morning All, it is cool and windy this morning. We are expecting a freeze overnight. So will have to drain out the drip irrigation lines.

Sandi you are 1st! Yes indeed you and Bug can play with the Patrick Stewart pinball. It has some fun features like "multi ball" play. When you hit enough targets and lock three balls up in the hold area, all the balls release and suddenly there are balls all over the table racking up points until they drain down the sides or center.

Hi Calpoppy, oh yes, the dreaded tilt. At one convention on a machine patterned after the 24 Hours TV show, I was having a miracle ball on my first ball (first and last time this happened) and was a little over 500million when the machine Tilted and shut down. The sad part was I didn't even move the machine. The ball was in play up in one of the features.

Hi WTS, I always drool and want to take one home but really don't have room for one without it being an elephant in one of our rooms. They have some small mostly electronic video/pinball combos like "Revenge of Attack From Mars" (really FUN) but I think repairing one of those would be beyond my pay grade. They require programming and such. Plus, the metal ball becomes magnetized after a while causing havoc to parts and circuit boards. On the big machines I could probably figure out fixes if it doesn't involve a corrupted program... Would be kind of fun. But alas, size does matter, especially moving the beast.

Hi Bug, that song does sort of stick doesn't it? They were playing all the hits of the 60's and 70's at the convention, quite loudly. I needed ear plugs. Really wish I was one of the people in that age group that could afford the expensive toys some of these folks were walking around with. Several people drove in with racing Ferrari's, a Lotus? and a DeLorean. Saw a bunch of cameras and lens that cost more than several pinball machines. Guess they joined "The Establishment" a lot sooner than I did. Lol.

Hi Briar, just about that sore. Fortunately the camera button was much easier to press so I got some fantastic shots of birds at a local park Sunday after the convention. I think Houston as far as large mega cities go, meets the criteria of Longview, that you posted in your blog. (Which is a pretty neat tour I may add). At least it meets those criteria in certain places like Hermann Park where I found these birds.

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7. sandiquiz
9:08 AM GMT on November 12, 2013
Quoting 5. palmettobug53:
Oh, Sandi! You're right! There is a Patrick Stewart version.

Ya wanna play?

Oh, yes, please... we could take turns! hehehe

Hi GG - one day down, three to go?
Have your finger muscles recovered?
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6. BriarCraft
8:58 PM GMT on November 11, 2013
"Here are some shots from a previous convention. After collecting a set I saw no reason to shoot duplicates at each convention."

So what you're really saying is that after the hairspray can, your finger just couldn't manage a shutter button?

Looking forward to meeting that pine warbler, when you get the chance.
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5. palmettobug53
8:37 PM GMT on November 11, 2013
Oh, Sandi! You're right! There is a Patrick Stewart version.

Ya wanna play?
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4. palmettobug53
8:36 PM GMT on November 11, 2013
Oh, man.... Those look SO cool. I haven't played a pinball machine in years and years. I enjoyed them, though I wasn't a fanatic about playing.

Now I've got The Who looping on my mental stereo.

Got flipper finger, huh? Been there; done that! LOL

Waving at Mama Barb.....
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3. WatchinTheSky
7:58 PM GMT on November 11, 2013
Sounds like a good time for all! You didn't say - but did you bring any home? Are you a collector?? Just a pinball wiz? A friend at work had about 20 in one spare bedroom, before he decided to cut back a bit ;)
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2. calpoppy
5:03 PM GMT on November 11, 2013
I was talking with a customer who owned pinball and video games in which he kept at various locations. He said pinball machines are a lot of fun but very, very time consuming to fix. I much prefer them to video machines, like you said you can sorta make that ball go where you want it to go with a little lift and push here and there. Except when it goes tilt and lights up, we would run!!!
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1. sandiquiz
5:00 PM GMT on November 11, 2013
Ooh, can I play with Patrick Stewart???

I haven't played a pinball machine for about thirty years. C has a pinball game on his IPad, I might have to ask him what it is?
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