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Offline triple7

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O.P. « 2010-Nov-22, 06:24 PM »
Don't know what, don't know when, but this might be the place to drop them.


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Offline dubbledee

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« 2010-Nov-22, 06:51 PM Reply #1 »
I think we'd prefer you kept them on.

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« 2010-Nov-22, 06:58 PM Reply #2 »
10 or 12 years ago I was looking to see what all the "surfing" the net was. What was "out there", or "on there", as the case may be. I had a clapped out 2nd hand pc, with dial up connection, felt like riding a bike to get power or a page refresh.

All I ever did was "search" for racing and or sports sites, and there was never much about. To there credit PPM were one of the early adopters with their PPM Daily site, I'm sure they made a squillion back then. Then I found this site called "Racenet", it was interesting, informative, and a few weeks later when clicking on various buttons that I'm sure had been there all along I found this thing called a "forum".  :chin:

Now this looked interesting . . . .

I read it for a few weeks every now and again, and quickly this "forum" thing hooked me. All of a sudden there were like minded persons talking about horse racing, and enjoying it!!! My family, many friends, and most associates hated horse racing, and like many turned their nose up at my interest, little alone my passion. They could live with the fact that I loved footy, but racing had that gambling stigma.

As the weeks passed I noticed an occasional new member join the Racenet forum, and they be invited to a thread called something like "welcome new members", which encouraged you to say hello, introduce yourself, and tell us a little about your nic name. Some of those intro were classics. Often times there'd be what you did, where you lived, your interests in racing, and alike. "Champagne" from WA (who I later met and was a great racing judge and guy to boot) always made me laugh, his occupation was "the guy who sticks the stickers on oranges".   :biggrin:

Mmmm. Forum nickname. Now what do I disclose, and where do I start. 7 was my first and then only lucky number, after my darling wife whom I'd met some probably 7 or so yrs prior to this date   :lol: , born on the 7th and obsessed with any bloody thing 7!!! We married on the 7th (her birthday), now have an immediate family of 7, you get the drill. Race 7 no 7 was always a fun interest bet, but my goodness it has returned some over the yrs.

And so when I first ever ventured to the Casino's on the eastern seaboard - well roulette and that red 7 just had to be the play didn't it!! And, yes it's also been bloody good to me over those yrs, as a very infrequent visitor (a few times a year). Cup day the yr Saintly won had been huge, thanks to the great horse himself, I'd waited patiently all day to have a whack at him, took the 8's, off to the then temporary Casino we went after the races. Couldn't move, drink restrictions of 2 drinks per person (about 10 of us), hopeless, we had one drink and decided off to Chinatown to celebrate. Hang on I said, I'm not walking in and out of here with out a play at 7!! Just one spin, that'll do. Walked over to a table on our way out, 100 straight up please why break the note - bingo 7 straight up. Peaking Duck here we come!! Same one out story has happened twice since!! That's the 7's for ya!

And so the "dream" visit to the roulette evolved, a 7 straight up, then again, then again - the triple!! I've got two in a row 5 or 6 yrs ago on the Gold Coast, and I have seen it 2 or 3 times (on the indicator boards above the wheel for each table).

Ahhh, "triple7", that'll do.   :beer:

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« 2010-Nov-22, 07:06 PM Reply #3 »
Next thing you will be doing is owning a horse " elprit neves" . Mono will take a share  :lol:

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« 2010-Nov-22, 07:11 PM Reply #4 »
Well it has been discussed.   :lol:  I did decline a share in his current runner!!  :shutup:

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« 2010-Nov-22, 07:35 PM Reply #5 »
Yes triples it must be hard when you see his number go up on the board as the winner.  :biggrin:

By the way how are the cufflinks going?

By the way the old racenet forum has been a great for many of us on here that met and formed great friendships from those early days.

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« 2010-Nov-23, 07:10 PM Reply #6 »
No not hard at all mate, as you know always enjoy another mates runner running well. Especially if I've backed them.   :lol:

Cufflinks are going well (3 x 7's side by side on each cufflink for others reading, a surprise gift from Mono a yr or so ago after spotting them in a shop  8-)), not sure if they've passed the superstitious test yet.   :biggrin:

Yes, plenty of fun and friendships came out of the old Racenet forum. Two Straddie trips for moi, heap of fun those were and convinced us of the move north, 7 yrs ago this December!   emthup  Chuggers and I were chatting last week about meeting people off a forum, that's been some fun along the way. But gee I've some wonderful friendships come from it. Probably half the "friends" I might talk to most weeks these days are friends I have met via these forums.  :beer:

Were some classic members back in those Racenet days. Chatham (?), who'd declared a 2yr old to win the Slipper, and ended up standing it for thousands with other forumites, and was never seen from Slipper afternoon onwards. Gee Gee McGee (?) was another classic, claimed to be an ex joc and stable rider for Waterhouse, had a great sense of fun and had the forum hook line and sinker for months. Then we had "The A Set", a guy wanting to sell tips which were the "A Set" information. His first few tips were winners, so he gathered a cult following, for a few days at least, as was then torn apart. And "Whinger", who later migrated to the msn forum. Was about the forum every day, posted on most subjects and did so for years, I always enjoyed his opinions, then one day for no apparent reason he just moved on. Kept posting on the R & S forum apparently there after. Whinger was good value.

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« 2010-Nov-23, 07:13 PM Reply #7 »
Reef Shark   emthup

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« 2010-Nov-23, 07:18 PM Reply #8 »
Ahhh yes, good old Reefy.   emthup   Good guy. Last I heard many yrs ago he was happily living in Tassie with a lass. Reefy kicked off the first Straddie trip idea. He later lost a friendly bet to me on the Slipper that yr, the looser had to pay for all drinks for as long as they lasted for the Friday night / opening night of the Straddie trip.   :biggrin:   Was an enjoyable evening.  :beer:  Reefy later kicked off the msn forum on day one. Mind you there was a forum race day at Rosehill that he'd probably rather forget, he'd had a couple that day.  :)

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« 2010-Nov-23, 07:22 PM Reply #9 »
Reef Shark    emthup  
Now he knew where to find a cheap bed when he caught the train down to Sydney   :lol:    :lol:    :lol: , assume he is still enjoying Tassie.

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« 2010-Nov-23, 07:33 PM Reply #10 »
Yes . . .   :lol:     :lol:     :lol:

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« 2010-Dec-02, 03:46 PM Reply #11 »
Well the "Cooking the perfect BBQ steak" thread discussion has me all inspired, have decided to do a nice bbq steak for dinner for the family tonight and have a lash at the "chimichurri sauce" mentioned in the SMH's article today. I'm even doing all the prep and cooking.  :)  Oh, and we'll probably find a red to wash it all down.   :biggrin:

BTW, if you are ever in the market for a good barbie, go for a Webber. Just sensational. We would do 70% of our weekly cooking on it these days. Ask the manager of any BBQ retailer what unit he has at home and 90% of them will tell you a Webber.   emthup


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« 2010-Dec-02, 04:38 PM Reply #12 »
Well the "Cooking the perfect BBQ steak" thread discussion has me all inspired, have decided to do a nice bbq steak for dinner for the family tonight and have a lash at the "chimichurri sauce" mentioned in the SMH's article today. I'm even doing all the prep and cooking.  :)  Oh, and we'll probably find a red to wash it all down.   :biggrin:

BTW, if you are ever in the market for a good barbie, go for a Webber. Just sensational. We would do 70% of our weekly cooking on it these days. Ask the manager of any BBQ retailer what unit he has at home and 90% of them will tell you a Webber.   emthup


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I am so jealous.

Chicken and vegies for me tonight. Looking forward to it but would much rather be knocking on your door in about 45 minutes. I would even bring the red   :biggrin:

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« 2010-Dec-02, 04:52 PM Reply #13 »
Looks good triples.
A very good chance you'll be tucking into another steak tomorrow.

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« 2010-Dec-02, 04:56 PM Reply #14 »
Mono, seeing as how you just live down the road from Triples, I thought you were going to call in for dinner.  :biggrin:

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« 2010-Dec-02, 05:25 PM Reply #15 »
Bloody hell that looks like it could do another lap.   :censored:

Offline triple7

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« 2010-Dec-02, 06:14 PM Reply #16 »
Matt, we need to talk about across a few quality rules for life.

Let's start with, "if it can't talk to you then you can't eat it", that ones for a good steak.

Then there's the "if the teaspoon can't stand up in it then you can't drink it", that ones for a decent coffee.

As Geoff would say, more later . . . . .  :)

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« 2010-Dec-02, 07:27 PM Reply #17 »
  :lol:

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« 2010-Dec-02, 08:14 PM Reply #18 »
Mono, seeing as how you just live down the road from Triples, I thought you were going to call in for dinner.   :biggrin:  

Yes it was very tempting Grats but I had to settle for tuna bake....will have a steak at tats tomorrow.

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« 2010-Dec-02, 08:27 PM Reply #19 »
Well, well well!! What a lovely evening dinner. Highly recommend the "chimichurri sauce", has a touch of kick to it but that's the strength of garlic and french shallots, so one could always flavour to taste. Not as pretty as the picture shoot in the SMH but was dam good!!    emthup

Vamps, I hope you notice we actually poured a glass of Margaret River Shiraz for you. We'll catch up on that one some time soon.   ())=(



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Offline Walter Watermelon

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« 2010-Dec-02, 08:55 PM Reply #20 »
Where's the 3 veg?????

Looks nice Trips, Masterchef here you come

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« 2010-Dec-02, 09:45 PM Reply #21 »
That photo is just absolute perfection. I can taste that steak from here. One day mate we will make that catch up and have a sterling red together :thumbsup:

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« 2010-Dec-02, 10:22 PM Reply #22 »
hey trips , you scored a penfolds off me after a bet , 707 or 389? we may have a discerning group forming here

my bro is an area manager for a major syd meat retailer and often brings random samples for me to test drive . he will bring some meat home and ask for feedback .

best recent revelations have been tender stretch hanging of beef and ageing .

have a gas bbq for convenience but the charcoal webber is the king .

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« 2010-Dec-03, 07:43 AM Reply #23 »
best recent revelations have been tender stretch hanging of beef and ageing .

Its a technology that has been around for years. It is a pity that more processing plants don't embrace it but it does require another labour unit. Will try and find a photo showing the system.

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« 2010-Dec-04, 06:43 AM Reply #24 »
hey trips , you scored a penfolds off me after a bet , 707 or 389? we may have a discerning group forming here
 

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Yes mate, gee that would have to be 10 yrs ago, back on the old racenet forum, seem to remember me thought the underdog Queenslanders were good things in an Origin game when NSW were full of big ego bludgers, and we had a bet on the game. To your credit you dropped a lovely bottle of Penfolds in a bottle pack and sent to me in the mail within days, very enjoyable.    emthup    We've had the pleasure of catching up over a few beers numerous times since.  :beer:


Had the pleasure of attending a Brisbane luncheon yesterday with a number of forumites, with John Wallace and Wayne Bennett guest speakers. Wallace was great, some very funny racing stories only enhanced with his country wit and humour. Bennett was outstanding, and probably spoke for well over an hour due to some quality questioning and discussion from Bernie Pramberg. From what Bennett had to say on stage, and off to others he certainly has a tough decision to make about what and where he'll be coaching next yr, but he left no doubt privately that he hates the travel and being distanced from his wife and family, so that and how they manage this has to be a significant issue into the longer term - but there's no doubt he's very fond of what's happening at the Dragons. He turns 61 in a few weeks, asked what he'll be doing in 5 yrs time he replied "coaching".   :clap2: He'll retire one of the greats, with a record that we'll never be matched, but the thing about the man is he is just an outstanding, modest gentleman.    emthup  

Told some funny stories about Wendell Salior who's obviously always a good yarn in himself. Said that when Wendell was 13 or 14 he fell in love with himself, and to his credit he's stayed faithful to that relationship every since.    :lol:    More often than not when Wendell rings you say "hello", then 30 minutes later you say "goodbye", and in between Wendell just talks about himself.    :biggrin:   Seriously though, he said the first person who knows he talks "shit" is Wendell, and he plays it all up as a front for all he can, but Bennett rates him one of those special "team" guys who have an influence on and about a team that goes far beyond their on field play. One of many good stories.  


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