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The Chit Chat Chit Chat Thread

93boomer

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Hee, hee ... they call that progress, I believe. Had a funny deja vu, not with UPS, but with the post office. I wish I had saved the story (this happened many years ago). It was at a time when Maine (and other states) had to comply with some new rules about central distribution areas for all mail. Up to that point, everything was handled locally, from start to finish, and it worked quite well--particularly in rural areas.

I don't have specifics on the new rules, but basically, all mail had to first be driven down to (I think) it was Portland, in the southern part of the state. That, in itself, was delaying delivery by a day, by adding an extra step that was not used before. (Also, keep in mind that Maine is a very large state.)

So a few of the post office mail carriers got together, and delivered the mail (they only got away with this once) the "old" way, to prove to the post office that their method was more expeditious. They used post office trucks, small boats with outboard motors going down lakes and rivers, and one or two guys rode horseback (like the Pony Express)! In all instances above, their delivery time was faster than the "new" efficient system! :hilarious:
Postal service started sending all our mail out of town then it comes back to our city. This started a couple of years ago. What used to take one day to get somewhere now takes three. Progress.🙄
 

Goofyernmost

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Not really as not knowing when we will get back I'm kinda not super excited for sw land 😳
I didn't get to ride the new one because it wasn't open in September, but I did ride the Smuggler one and it was fun. The video I saw of the new one looks awesome, but even without it, the land itself is a sight to behold. I would take a whole day just to soak in all the detail in the place. People tend to forget that it really isn't just the rides that have made Disney the place to be, it is the ride and the theme that has done that. SWL has that in buckets and I am not now nor have ever been a SW fan. Sorry SWG!

I'm to old to play the fantasy immersion game, but I can appreciate the effort and the detail when I see it.
 

Gabe1

Ivory Tower Squabble EST 2011. WINDMILL SURVIVOR
Premium Member
Not really as not knowing when we will get back I'm kinda not super excited for sw land 😳
I have never been a SW geek. Don’t see the films so I’m not even going attempt. Road a gondola with a woman who yester day almost made it on when the cut off the slots. They allowed them in again this morning with a free park hopper

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And the slots filled at 810 am today
 

ajrwdwgirl

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Oh my have any of my SW buddies ( @Mr Ferret 88 , @StarWarsGirl , @ajrwdwgirl etc)watched the spoiler of the new ride Rise of the Resistance?? Awesome!!! I can’t wait to go on it!!
I’m not going to watch any spoiler videos or read any spoilers. I want to be surprised in March. I will look at a picture or two because that won’t tell the whole story or experience.
 

FutureCEO

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I’m not going to watch any spoiler videos or read any spoilers. I want to be surprised in March. I will look at a picture or two because that won’t tell the whole story or experience.
I have watched...just the newspaper previews though. Which doesn't give much.

Though, I just want a ride. Like Splash Mountain or Haunted Mansion and not a ride where you are part of the action.
 

wdwfan4ver

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Something strange happened around 40 minutes ago, but my village Christmas displays were turned without me using Christmas decoration remote to turn them:jawdrop:. Before this, the only thing turned on was the Christmas Tree. I was no where close to the remote.

I do not have a timer hooked on for decorations. What happened was I heard a click sound and suddenly music from my Santa's workshop started playing along with all my light Christmas buildings turned, My fireworks behind the castle was on, along with anything else supposed to be lighted on my two Christmas village displays. The Christmas tree and the 2 villages use the same turn on and off remote. The catch is all the Village Displays are turned on by using button 2 including the Santa's workshop building that plays loud Christmas music.

The only thing I could think of is someone has an remote outside and it caused my village to be turned on unless one of the ghosts from Christmas Carol wanted to see the villages lighted up:jawdrop::joyfull:.
 
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Gabe1

Ivory Tower Squabble EST 2011. WINDMILL SURVIVOR
Premium Member
Something strange happened around 40 minutes ago, but my village Christmas displays were turned without me using Christmas decoration remote to turn them:jawdrop:. Before this, the only thing turned on was the Christmas Tree. I was no where close to the remote.

I do not have a timer hooked on for decorations. What happened was I heard a click sound and suddenly music from my Santa's workshop started playing along with all my light Christmas buildings turned, My fireworks behind the castle was on, along with anything else supposed to be lighted on my two Christmas village displays. The Christmas tree and the 2 villages use the same turn on and off remote. The catch is all the Village Displays are turned on by using button 2 including the Santa's workshop building that plays loud Christmas music.

The only thing I could think of is someone has an remote outside and it caused my village to be turned on unless one of the ghosts from Christmas Carol wanted to see the villages lighted up:jawdrop::joyfull:.
When my Sis was a Junior in high school her best friend was killed in a private plane crash flying to NOLA to Christen a grain ship in her Mother’s name.

Her Mom gave my sister her jewelry box as a memory of her friend. It is musical and the ballerina pops up when and music plays when the lid is opened

A year to the day hour and minute that the plane crashed the music box started playing in my Sisters room. The lid was securely closed. It wasn’t shutting off even opening and closing the box.

My Sis took the jewelry box into the basement and put it in her keepsake trunk. It never came out again.

A ship the next year was christened in both her Moms name and another ship in my sisters friend
 

MinnieM123

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I have watched...just the newspaper previews though. Which doesn't give much.

Though, I just want a ride. Like Splash Mountain or Haunted Mansion and not a ride where you are part of the action.
Actually, I get what you're saying. I never thought about how a number of new rides tend to have that interactive part; but now that you brought it up, I'm more inclined to agree. I rather enjoy being brain dead on all rides -- just put me in a seat, a vehicle on a track, etc., and let the ride do it's thing. :D (I may like a few interactive rides, but let's hope they don't go crazy and make all of them that way.)
 

figmentfan423

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