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Okay, so we got an email really early this morning that we had been selected from I guess something like a pool, to purchase tickets to the nlds and nlcs (is that right?) as well as the world series. 

Now this is all pending on whether or not the Arizona Diamond Backs don't choke!! 

The tickets for the nlds went on sale at 10 o'clock and my husband jumped on it.  We got club level seats, which I like at Chase Ball Park and made reservations for a hotel so that we can see both games and not have to drive back and forth.

GO D-BACKS!!  (we like the phillies too)

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I thought I read home of the Braves. whoo!

You might get to use those tickets :>D

After years my seats are worth paying for. We should also be there.

I added your Derrick Hall to my prayer list today. He's to young!

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Personally I hope the Phillies win again.

I was trying to convince hubby that if they get in, let's go!!

Stub hub always had tickets for sale

But we've already got another road trip planned and the deal is sealed, can't back out now.  I told him to wait until after the world series, but NOOOOO

Last year we went to Las Vegas and sat in the betting parlor in the MGM and watched on the BIG screen TV's, wow, that was great, but crowded.  We won $50, my big time gambling husband...

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WOW!!  Did anyone watch any baseball games last night?  We bounced between games and it was so exciting.  Being in PCT zone is great, we can watch every game and still get to bed well before midnight.  We're all set for the NLDS in Phoenix on Tuesday.  We had made hotel reservations for both scenarios, I can't wait, this is going to be exciting.

PLAY BALL !!

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Oh yea, I forgot to mention that yesterday we went to the matinee movies and say Moneyball, got a pizza, then went home and watched baseball  !!  What a day !!

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Go Brewers!!! images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQHs2RPar2dwgJr-EmZYkYnzr2wGhu8VIQxbC58lhSo1Oo7GyI6  (or in the original version milwaukee_brewers-9480.gif)

 

I'm not much of a baseball fan, and I absolutely refuse to go to the new ballpark (long story), but it's exciting for us here in Wisconsin to see the baseball team do so well as the Packers did last year. Some of my friends are over the moon with excitement!

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One of the craziest 12 hours of baseball we've had in a long time. Technology is great, isn't it?

Sorry, but you all need to learn how to say Texas Rangers.!!!!!!!

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 Right ? How exciting was that ? And I'm not really even a baseball nut ... at least not like my husband anyway ...

I don't know about the rangers Dude ...

It's On !!!

Sista' Mezzaluna, see ya' on Saturday!!  What are you making for lunch ????

 

 

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i use to be the phillies spring training caterer for about 8 years when i lived in florida. not for the players, but for the owners, mgrs. and press...fun times, good ball club, great fans! certainly ate my share of hot dogs over the years, but then again, i adore a good hot dog....came up with a special condiment we called 'melish'...for lack of a better name...basically mustard, onions and good pickle relish.....think it's really a chow chow...gotta say, it's great on a dog....sooo, i'm still a phillie's fan.....play ball!

joey

hey panini,

what's that, your garage? how bout a picture of one of your incredible cakes.....pretty please!

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Wahoo!! That was a close one there at the end for our Phillies!!

Went to the Gym early this morning to get that out of the way so that we could make it home before the D-Backs got started, hubby says,

"eh, this isn't our primary game today.." HA!!  tongue.gif

So off I went to grocery shop...come home and we lost ...not a good way to start out guys!!

Now it's Panini's team on ... (and, yeah, what's up with that experiment lab?)

I'm glad that I have an easy supper planned

 

Heh There Jo! What a cool job to have!!  I've been saving my calories for D-Back Dogs at Chase Field on Tuesday and Wenesday. 

Mustard and onions (or just a good dill pickle relish.  My husband thinks that's not how to eat a hot dog!) and loads of it!!  licklips.gif  And a pretzel, and a bag of peanuts and a beer and some red vines and some kettle corn and .... no, not all of that, but I can dream right?

Of course now-a-days I have to make sure that I have some Tums in my bag too!! 

 

 

 

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Joey, Yes, I only cook with copper in the garage.

Lab? Spot on, We're doing some brain experimenting during lunch.

It was the only thing my idiot computer would let me pull up.

I know you know BJIC, it's my sugar box in the bakery kitchen.

Rangers? We don't have it this year. Nolan Ryan was sleeping in his box last night.

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LOL!!

(what's bjic?)

 

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i'm sure you figured it out by now, but bjic=but just in case.....

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This is what we do at the sugar box.

This is where we make the money with boiled sugar. We have to pull it. Kind of like taffy.

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WOW!

That is so cool!!

Do you make alot of those?

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Gorgeous.

 

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Yes we sell quite a few for wedding cakes depending on the wheather. That little one there we use

as centerpeices for tables with some truffles or Friandise. It has a little pedestal. We usually price by the pedal.

I think those are 20's. Total 60.00

Did anyone get to watch the Rangers today? Some really good baseball. Pitch-out to catch upton OMG. I get

a little pounding in the chest thinking I might see another world series game.

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That was a good game!!

Spent most of the day getting ready to head up to Phoenix for our next series, we're going to spend two days up there

Not sure if our guys will make it though...

Rangers look like they may have a shot!

Watched Yankees vs Tigers... BEAT NEW YORK!!  BEAT NEW YORK!!

I have never liked the Yankees...

The bad thing about go up to Phoenix and going to the game is that we can't catch the Phillies game...

there is a MLB app for $4.99, we can watch on WiFi while in Chase Field now, but just not the same Dude!!

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Wow, Beautiful sugar work!  And I love that striped cake on your page of pics.

 

No opinion on baseball.  I can opine on football and basketball, however.

In October I do a lot of reading b/c of all the baseball on the tube.  :)  

 

DD

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Go Ranger!

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WOW Panini...just WOW!....

so how long does it take from the get go? how long do you have to work with the sugar before it hardens? do you add something in it for workability? how long does a piece last? one person or two person job? do you have an idea and just go from there or is is more scientific? who orders these? how do you color the sugar/ how hot does the sugar get? glove work? walk us through it if you have the time...short version please....absolutely beautiful pan...you should be very, very proud of yourself, your team....you're truly an artisan....

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post #22 of 54

Joey,

We usually try to stick to a minimum of 12. That  one I posted is a centerpiece. The regular flowers are around 12 leaves.

We usually prepour our colors. A dozen for a wedding ckae may take one person almost two hours to finish and retail for 220.

I'm not sure if you can enlarge that little avitar, but we do really well with this type of Item. It's a little orange blown sugar

vase with a single ste. We have restaurents who use these for tables. We have a little card to tell customers what is is. They have

quite a long shelf life and is more cost effective to the restaurant.

There are some good youtubes outhere.

Ranger are in! Go yankees!

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We're alive, for now.  We're still in Phoenix, we leave for the Park in about an hour.  Thought for-sure we were going home this morning, but these guys got it done.  DO OR DIE!!  We'll see what happens tonight...

There was a huge dust storm yesterday, again, that caused a fatality on I10 and shut it down.  Thank goodness we made it up here just in front of all of that mess.  It was bad, covered the entire city.  The wind was gusting 50 miles per hour.  Then a good downpour with hail, again!  I'll be glad when Fall is really here in Arizona.

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Whahoo!!  What a ride! 

That was SOOO exciting, and I'm nowhere near the baseball nut as my husband!! 

We're still in the hunt!! 

GO D-BACKS!!

 

Did you see the squirrel steel home during the Phillies game?  I could watch that slo-mo over and over, that's just hysterical!!

 

Panini, did you get tickets for the ALCS?

We have to wait to see about the NLCS...

 

 

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Kaneohe,

No we still have to wait. I gave up the play-off for series. I was a little disappointed to

see Detroit there. I think they will be an competitive opponent.. Good for Detroit though. With their Football team

and the baseball team , they can certainly use this with this economy. I will not feel bad if both go all the way.

Lions and Tigers  represent the hard working folks!!!!

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post #26 of 54

sorry pan,

but A Rod is A zero...they should call him mr. UnOctober in my opinion! over paid and a prima donna to boot! my husband is a new yorker(queens) and he even says he stinks!

joey


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Joey, I hear ya!! heck, we gave him away. All sizzle...no steak!!

I was hoping NY because I really think we're going to have trouble with Detroit.

I've got 2 series games if we make it.

One of my charities is the Ranger Wives.

These Players are so loose they are comical. They exchanged name tags with each other before the national press conference.

Watch my gumba Napoli. Every single one expresses, like a minor league team. " we came up 3 short"


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I'm so glad The Tigers beat The Yankees!

Panini, my husband said that the Rangers have a good chance of beating Detroit!

Myself, I don't know all the ins and outs of baseball, I just like to watch the fun.  We had a blast in Phoenix, it's just too bad that our guys lost, but we'll see ya' in the Spring. (love that new Salt River complex, it's beautiful! just a shame that Tucson let it all go like that!)

And then on top of all of that, our other team lost too, what happened to our Phillies? 

Well, it's always the better team that wins. So, good luck Mezzaluna and your Brewers.

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I just met Fergie Jenkins, what a guy. The scalpers are 1000ft. long on the incoming roads. Gosh, wish all you were here. Weather perfect!!!!!!!!!

I scored 4 seats 4 rows behind the visitors dougout. $220. I think the 3 pound pretzel cost that much. Loaded nachoes 13.50

Go Rangers!!!!! watch my Gumba Napoli!!!! Hey!!!! I'm sitting in the diamond Club and my buddie who has one of these pads. She says it will actually

post to ChefTalk.. I don't believe it!!!

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Wow panini we're here @ the gym
Have a blast

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