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Off-Topic Lounge / Need a recipe
« on: December 09, 2007, 11:00:58 PM »
Does anyone have a good eggnog recipe. I had some homemade eggnog once and I remember it was fantastic. I want to try to make some but don't have a recipe. Need help please. Thanks

Off-Topic Lounge / Members who have changed their names
« on: December 02, 2007, 03:46:49 PM »
Members who have changed their names would you please put your former name and new name here. It took me a while to figure out when Cab changed her name and I think I know who a few of you are but I am not able to be on frequently enough to keep up with who is who. Please help out this confused member! Thanks! ;)

Ladies' Lap / Nascar Racing at Texas
« on: November 11, 2007, 03:05:09 PM »
Each time I go to the race at Texas, I can’t imagine how it could be any better than the last race I attended. Somehow I end having an even better time. This race is no exception.

Friday night at Trackside was great. The sign was able to give Nascardiac some great exposure. Of course the fact that Sadler was at Trackside was the best thing of all. I tried to work my way through the crowd to get as close to Sadler as possible. At one point a drunken man in front of me realized I was a Sadler fan and grabbed or groped me and pulled me in front of him to get me closer to Sadler. I must admit, I didn’t think Sadler could get any better looking than what I have seen on TV or in pictures, I was wrong. That man is absolutely gorgeous in person. He has great charisma and the most striking eyes. After Trackside was over he came down to do autographs. This was the moment of truth. Was I going to get through this without being hauled off to jail? As Sadler approached me my mind was focused on one thing, getting him to autograph our Nascardiac sign. With that focus in mind and getting a picture of Sadler and I together was all I could think of. The next thing I knew he was right in front of me. I handed him my silver Sharpie and he began signing the sign. I asked him if he would mind posing for a picture with me. He so graciously said he didn’t mind at all. We posed for the picture as Signholder held the camera. The next thing I knew Signholder held the camera way up in the air and snapped the picture. Did he get the picture I have been waiting my whole racing fan life to have? I went into a fit of fury and began yelling who knows what at Signholder and beating him in front of Sadler and the whole crowd. I could not for the life of me understand why he did that. I think that was the closest I came to being arrested that night. I was clearly assaulting Signholder for what I perceived as ruining the picture of a lifetime. He finally calmed me down and explained that a woman was holding something in front of my face for Sadler to sign. Needless to say, Sadler now thinks I am one crazy mean woman that he was probably very glad to get away from. Never the less, I got to meet him and got the sign autographed.

On Saturday, after the Busch race, we finally met up with #1Jimmiefan. I was talking to her on the way to meet her at the warehouse. We finally met and had a group hug. Then a drunken man passing by joined in on the group hug. It was quite hilarious. We visited with her for a while then made plans to meet up with her and Notyomama latter than night.
After wrapping up things we were doing that night, Texas16, Signholder and I met up with #1Jimmiefan, Notyomama, and some people they met camping next to them and had some beers. I must say, I had an absolutely fantastic time. They are some of the greatest people you could ever meet. #1Jimmiefan, Texas16, the camping neighbor husband and I took off on a golfcart to go the grocery store while Signholder, Notyomama, Notyomama’s friend, and camping neighbor’s wife stayed at camp by the fire. Texas16 kept her reputation for driving a golfcart like a racecar, and kept the group that stayed behind entertained as they watched us racing around trying to find the camp on our way back from the store. The people who stayed behind had a drunken visitor who nearly fell into the fire but was kept from it when Notyomama stuck his foot out to prevent the fall. He did stop the fall but his foot got the poor drunk right in the family jewels. Needless to say, the drunk abruptly left the group. It was a great time and it was very hard to leave when the time came. I didn’t want to leave. When you meet such great people and have as good a time as we did leaving is just not something that is easily done. We hugged and hugged and hugged then we raced off in the golfcart waving goodbye until they were no longer in sight. It was sad but we had such a good time and can’t wait to do it again.

Finally it is raceday. We had to do some cooking for the warehouse before we left for RaceDay. The boss wanted some burgers cooked that morning so we began our task. My knee was bothering me a little that day so I wore my brace to keep from reinjuring it. While cooking at the grill, some hot grease splattered into my eye. Texas16 put a patch on my eye since the air was causing it to burn even more. I asked her to make it “Nascarish”. After she applied the patch she wrote, Sadler19 on it and off I went to finish the burgers. When the big boss saw me he told Texas 16 I was to go to the outfield care center and that it was not a request but an order. Reluctantly I went to the care center to have my eye examined. When I arrived I was ushered to a room and the paramedic began removing my patch. When he saw the patch, he fell over on me laughing hysterically. Needless to say my eye was OK and back to the warehouse I went. Signholder and I then left to go to RaceDay. We fought our way through the crowd about an hour before airtime. When the cameras finally began to roll. Signholder had a great spot but I couldn’t see my sign on the monitor. I began looking to see what was being shown over Kenny’s shoulder. I finally saw the area being shown but it was behind the monitor. I wasn’t sure how I was going to make this work. I decided to call Quack and see if he could spot for me. He did a fabulous job. The sign got great exposure, both of them did. I am so excited to see we have some new members due to the exposure. Welcome to all the newbies!

After the race, it was time to cook again. Signholder was asked to help out in the warehouse. He did a great job. I was on cooking duty by myself. I was grilling ribs after grilling bacon wrapped jalapinos. The grease from the bacon in the bottom of the grill caught fire. I was fighting a blaze when the big boss came out the warehouse door, saw me fighting the fire and yelled out my name. I told him I had it under control. He shook his head at me while talking on his phone and didn’t leave until the fire was out. All was well and the food was quickly eaten.

What a fun and eventful weekend. I must send a shout out to Texas16 for hosting a fun-filled weekend. Dreams really do come true. I met my Sadler boy, met #1Jimmiefan and hubby, and had a great race to watch. Who could ask for more? Specials thanks to someone who tried to get a message to Sadler asking him to be sure and sign our sign. Thanks for trying!

Off-Topic Lounge / It's lonely here
« on: October 21, 2007, 01:46:51 AM »
I am the only one still on. Read all topics and posted on the ones I wanted to. Now nothing to do but post to myself. There's not a whole lot of fun in that. Guess I am left with nothing else to do but go to bed or keep posting to myself. Guess I'll go to bed then. Good night all.

NASCAR Talk! / Qualifying at Martinsville
« on: October 19, 2007, 08:44:24 PM »
Where is it. My guide says it should be on ESPN2 but its not. Did it get rained out or something?

NASCAR Talk! / Martinsville Picks
« on: October 18, 2007, 04:45:49 PM »
I need alot of help this week. For the last 2 weeks, everyone I have picked I have jinxed. I figure this week since my picks will be jinxed, I should only pick people that I don't want to do good! I figure that if they are jinxed then I can enjoy the race, if they end up not jinxed then I will do good on my racing picks! A no win situation right? ???

Who do ya'll think will do good this week?

NASCAR Talk! / Bank of America 500 picks
« on: October 12, 2007, 07:43:51 PM »
Welll, who is everyone picking this weekend? I think I will go again with some of the usuals and a few long shots


Not in that order

NASCAR Talk! / MWR Announcement
« on: October 12, 2007, 04:12:20 PM »
MWR announced on Nascar Live that Jarrett will run first 5 races next season and the All-Star race. Reutimann will then step in the 44 car. Reutimann will run the 00 car first five races. Waltrip said he would like to have Johnny Benson run the 00 car. Another continder is Stremme.

« on: October 10, 2007, 04:01:36 PM »
Today is Signholder's birthday and I wanted to share his day with all of you. Happy Birthday Signholder, I love you! :-*

Off-Topic Lounge / Helio Castroneves
« on: October 10, 2007, 10:06:45 AM »
I think I have found a driver to root for in the IRL. I have been watching Helio on Dancing with the Stars and I just love this guy. He doesn't come across as arrogant and he has a great sense of humor. He seems to be fun, respectful, and blast to listen to his interviews on the show. I just need to see him in race interviews to make up mind for sure but so far I really like the guy. Does anyone else have a favorite driver in the IRL?

NASCAR Talk! / Idiots
« on: October 06, 2007, 02:44:56 PM »
Why did Kyle Busch and Jeff Green feel the need to block and possibly cause serious damage to not only their cars but the cars running around them in practice yesterday? I didn't think blocking was usually part of practice. Did they forget they were just practicing or are they just idiots? ???

NASCAR Talk! / COT at Talladega
« on: October 04, 2007, 09:23:17 PM »
I seem to recall someone saying that these cars will either have no restrictor plates or that they would be different. Does anyone know? I just can't remember. If the restrictor plate is different or gone entirely, does that mean there won't be any more riding in packs?

NASCAR Talk! / Talladega Picks
« on: October 04, 2007, 05:45:11 PM »
Who is brave enough to try and figure this out. Will the COT car make a difference? Will it be the usual suspects or will the top 5 be another Daytona 500 outcome? I don't have the answers but I will probably go with a few of the usuals  Stewart, Gordon, Johnson, and Jr. I will probably go with an unusal person as my 5th, I will go with the Biff. He did me good last week so I'll stick by him this week....or should I go with my Sadler boy ???

Ladies' Lap / Nascar BS Fatigue
« on: October 04, 2007, 05:30:58 PM »
I can’t help but notice lately that I am less enthusiastic as I used to be about Nascar. I think it is because I never know from week to week if a new rule will be in place or another controversial call will be made that doesn’t make sense. I know many of you feel the same way.

Rules, I understand need tweaking from time to time but I have never seen so many rule changes in any sport. I know this sport is different from the other sports due to equipment, technology evolution, and changes being made to tracks but they just seem so excessive. Why can’t a rule be made without so many “gray areas”?

I’ve never been one to buy into the conspiracy theories, but with all the crap I have seen this year in particular, I sometimes wonder if there is merit there. I really don’t believe it but it does make me wonder. It would be nice to sit and enjoy a race without wondering from lap to lap if someone will be penalized for aggressive driving because Nascar deemed the same move “aggressive” the week before but didn’t two laps ago when a different driver made the same move. Nascar has been particularly inconsistent this year with their rulings. This only fuels the conspiracy debate. I personally think Nascar just has their head up their you know what. I am tired of all the “gray area” penalties that only apply to the few and I’m just plain tired of “gray areas”.

I still love the sport and look forward to watching the races but it just isn’t the same as it used to be. Thanks for letting me vent my frustrations! There is more to vent but I think everyone gets the idea. Feel free to vent here if you need to or to give words of encouragement if there are any.

Off-Topic Lounge / #1Jimmiefan's Potato Recipe
« on: September 30, 2007, 06:40:56 PM »
Just wanted you to know that Signholder liked that recipe so well that he has requested it for his Birthday dinner. It was fantastic! Yummmmmy! ;D

NASCAR Talk! / Mixed Feelings on Stewarts Comments
« on: September 30, 2007, 03:09:16 PM »
I have mixed feelings on a comment made by Stewart on Race Day regarding racing in the Busch series at Texas in Nov. Stewart stated that he was going to ask to be excused from the Busch race at Texas in Nov. because he doesn't want to take the chance of not being 100% ready for the Cup race in Nov. and hinder his chances to win a Championship. I can understand his desire to not risk injury or being sore and not 100% at race time for the Cup race. What I disagree with is his commitment he made at the begning of the season with his sponsers to run those selected races in the Busch series. Did he not expect to be in the Chase this year when he made those commitments? What will his sponsers for the Busch series feel about this decision? What do ya'll think?

NASCAR Talk! / Race Day on Speeed
« on: September 30, 2007, 01:04:52 PM »
Did anyone see the opening where Spencer did a knock off on Wizard of Oz? Spencer was halarious. Signholder thought Kenny should have done the skit. I think Spencer was great. :D

Ladies' Lap / Texas Motor Speedway Road Tour Adventure
« on: September 25, 2007, 05:22:53 PM »
I know you have all heard that Signholder, TMS16, and I went on a promotional tour for Texas Motor Speedway. I just had to share the trip with all of you here at Nascarciac. It was a blast and let’s just say that it was not uneventful.

We started the trip at TMS on Thursday afternoon. We didn’t even get out of the parking lot when we had our first caution flag. The TMS flag in the back window came loose and I had to retrieve the debris from the parking lot. We were off to Palestine, Texas. As we left Dallas, we got our first black flag. We had to pit due to some trim on the trailer flapping in the wind. We could have easily caused damage to another vehicle had it hit them. Pit stop completed and we were off again. We arrived at the hotel and then went to dinner. I ended up a little on the tipsy side before dinner was even served. Later at the hotel, we went to the trailer to get our luggage when we noticed a mother skunk and her baby in the parking lot by the trailer. Fortunately, we didn’t upset them and pay the awful price.

The next day we worked the trailer in Palestine and Tyler before departing for Monroe, Louisiana. As we were filling up with gas on our way out of town, a man at the gas station wanted to buy a hat. So Signholder and I opened up the trailer. The man went in with Signholder to look at the hats while TMS16 came up and wondered why the trailer was open. She burst out laughing when I told her we were selling a hat. That was a good laugh for the rest of the night. We arrived in Monroe about 12:30 a.m. First we had to find a parking lot big enough for the trailers. Signholder, TMS16, and I were the last of the group to arrive. We walked into the hotel only to find the group on the couches. One guy said that we might be sleeping on them. Come to find out, not only was the hotel being remodeled but also the hotel’s machine that keys the cards was not working. They had to go to another hotel to key a master card so that we could be let into our rooms. I went to the restroom while TMS16 and Signholder went to get the luggage. When I returned to the lobby everyone had gone. The desk clerk said that the security guy who had the master key card was taking them to their rooms. I found out our room number and started to the second floor to meet up with the others. I looked at the floor plan map in the hallway and went on my merry way. Needless to say, the map was wrong. After roaming around what seemed like an eternity, I heard the loud voices of the group and found my way to them. After much difficulty the security guard was able to let everyone into his or her room. Our room had only one bed. I told the Security guard that I needed a room with two beds. He could not understand why I needed two beds. After much discussion, he called down to the desk and got us another room. I called TMS16 to let her know we were in a different room than was assigned to us due to insufficient number of beds. She said that the clerk had no idea what room anybody was in and that we could stay in whatever room we could get into. I told her to be sure and ask for directions to the room since the room locator map was incorrect. The next thing I know Signholder, pulling the suitcase behind him, goes sailing past the turn in the hallway with TMS16 in tow. We finally all settled into our molded, rugtorn, mildewed rooms and fell comatose onto the beds. Before we went totally comatose we noticed that the smoke detector was hanging from the ceiling by a wire. We wondered if it even worked, then rolled over and died.

The next morning before leaving the luxurious hotel, TMS16 and I were waiting outside our room for Signholder to pull the trailer around for us to load the luggage. TMS16 and I did a great impression of Shaggy and Scooby when we heard a loud explosion. We never did find out what it was or what happened. All I know was that we needed to change clothes after that. We worked in Monroe that morning and it was very slow. We kept busy by jamming to ACDC and Signholder and I two stepped to some Country songs they played. After a while Signholder disappeared. We spotted him dancing with Sparky. I think Sparky was the highlight of the trip for Signholder. I must say that Sparky is quite entertaining. Next, it was off to Shreveport. While we were in Shreveport, I saw Richard Petty. I was so excited. I grabbed Signholder by the shirt and gasped. He was clueless as to what my problem was. I then realized it was not the real Richard Petty. It was just a race fan milling in the crowd. I had to go talk with him anyway. He was a very nice man who was a long time fan of the sport. He had many stories to tell of the “old days”. There were some very nice and interesting people there. As we were packing up to leave, the Ricky Bobby Wonder Bread show car was being loaded into its trailer when it broke loose and began rolling out of the trailer. It was quite comical watching us try to stop this car as it rolling away in the parking lot.  After Shreveport, it was on the Texarkana. We drove through some construction that only left clearance for an inch on either side of the trailer. TMS16 was white knuckling the whole way through it. We arrived at our hotel and we even had our own key card this time.

Texarkana kept us very busy. We were not expecting many people to show up since it was the morning of the New Hampshire race. The store promoted us very well and there was a fabulous turnout. One guy who visited with Signholder almost the entire time, went home to get his picture albums and pictures off the wall of racing events he had attended in the past. We had a great time there but had to move on to Mt. Pleasant. It was slow I suspect due to the race being on at the same time as we were there. Many fans who did come were keeping us posted on the race. Sadly, it was time to head back to TMS. We were tired but sad to end the trip. The trip back was filled with hysterical laughter probably due to exhaustion and silly conversations we were having. I never hurt so badly from laughing in my entire life. When we arrived at TMS it was close to midnight. The only person around was a security guard. We headed to the warehouse and backed the trailer in. When Signholder was moving the truck around after unhooking from the trailer, he decided to use the rack of yellow lights on the top of the truck. We were not allowed to use them on the trip so he figured this was a good time to use and or play with them. The next thing we know the security guard came driving up with his lights on. He wanted to know what the emergency was. It was then we found out the lights were only used in emergencies. Oh well, live and learn. It was the perfect end to a perfect trip.

I must say it was fun. We had a great time meeting other race fans and talking the sport. We heard a lot of differing opinions on a lot of topics. It was just great. What a life it must be for people who do this sort of thing on a regular basis. We hope to be those people someday.

We ladies of Nascardiac love Nascar. We watch the races with such anticipation, not necessarily for the sexy men but the excitement of racing. We love the passing, bumping, angry tempers, exciting finishes, and gutsy moves. We love every aspect of racing and the sexy drivers are just a bonus.  

One of the ladies of Nascardiac suggested that we should start a thread on the Ladies Lap about the Cup drivers. The suggestion was to rank them according to how hot they are. I thought it was a good idea and began thinking about how I would rank them. I asked myself, what makes a driver “hot”? Is it looks, personality, bad-boy image, or sense of humor? Yes was the answer. It’s all in ones own perception of what makes those guys hot and sexy. The fire suits help, the way they enhance the firm shape of those sexy butts.

We women of Nascar love our racing, but we are human and we do notice sexy men! So I say Ladies, lets rank these guys!

Since the 5 buckets of ice rule has worked so well on other threads, lets use it here. 5 buckets for smokin’ hot down to 0 buckets for no heat at all. List 10 drivers and where you think they rank. Oh and by the way Herm, since we have not determined if you are a lesbian or not, we will go ahead and let you weigh in on this topic.

Here is my list of 10 drivers:
1. Sadler 5 buckets (oh so sexy and what a fabulous sense      of humor)
2. Kyle Busch 0 buckets (eewwwwww Yuck)
3. Bobby LaBonte 3 buckets (very nice on the eyes)
4. McMurray 4 buckets (love those eyes and that smile)
5. Yeley 3 buckets (such a sweet thing)
6. Robby Gordon 3 buckets (nice looking and a bad boy, sometimes ticks me off)
7. Montoya 1 bucket (he’s not bad to look at but he makes me mad) I’d end up throwing the bucket of ice at him!
8. Edwards 4 buckets (smokin hot body)
9. Bowyer 2 buckets (not bad to look at but just doesn’t do a whole lot for me)                                                                                    
10. Stewart 2 buckets (nice to look at, sometimes makes me laugh, mostly makes me want to hit him with the ice)

I guessed y’all noticed that I could only give Sadler the ultimate 5 buckets of ice. Each of you will probably understand that when you think your driver is down right sexy, no one else can compare.
Have fun everyone. I look forward to seeing how y’all rank some of the drivers.

NASCAR Talk! / Bristol Cup Race Predictions
« on: August 24, 2007, 06:55:39 PM »
So who is everyones predictions for the Bristol Cup raced? I haven't decided yet so I thought I would ask for some help from my nascardiac family.

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