Was thinking of this as a thread to share recent events/experiences/pinball jobs. I can only call this my dim sum pinball weekend. Was in bed early on Thursday night when Warlock and mwong168 started texting about getting together. Back on went the clothes, and out the door I went. Met up with the two of them, we spent a few hours playing and planning, then headed out to the Perfect Chinese restaurant, where we did serious damage to their squid and hargow stock. Love that place. So I happened to mention this to Menace the next day, and he was wishing he'd been there. When his plans fell thru later, before I knew it he and Monkeybug were on their way down. Watching the great Santiago at work is always a pleasure, and while I won't steal his thunder, he quickly identified and solved some problems that had others so stumped they got rid of the machine. While Warlock and Menace were fixing, I had brought my RS translite. When I run into something I haven't done before, I always like to ask (especially after the f14 fire of 2012) but this turned out to be an easy task. My RGP search for a translite to replace my rough one led me to a Youssi signed NOS replacement, and after cleaning the glass, Monkeybug and I put everything back together, then started playing. I got smug after 1 good ball, and I think Chris determined that I shouldn't do that any more, as he proceeded to kick my ass completely on every game we played. The man has skills, for sure. Mike joined us for a few games later on, while Doug and Scott brought some life back to a project machine that had been sitting in my garage since May. Then it was time for some food. Back to the Perfect, which raised the following math question. If Mike brings two white guys on Thursday and four white guys on Friday, how many white guys will he bring for dim sum the following Wednesday? Might take a few days to answer that one. We were there til 2 am, and had an absolutely great time. Saturday my afternoon plans fell thru (major understatement), so Scott and I headed down to the Pinball Cafe, where I popped my cherry on MM and Bad Cats. Liked MM, bad cats was meh, and the brownie and black cherry pop were awesome. Then we went up to mrxsiv to pick up a machine. Played a few more machines for the first time, but don't want to put other people's collections out there. Did wind up making some changes in lighting based on seeing a different example of RS which made mine look much better. So today I loaded up my van with females and headed off to Frasorville. After dropping off the girls at a baby shower, I met Bish and Mcmean at Mings, the planning of which started the whole dim sum craze in the first place. After a far larger meal than I should have eaten (I skipped dinner), headed over to Mcmeans to play, which lasted exactly one game before I got the dreaded "pick us up" text message. Lots of pinball, and lots of dim sum and sushi, and lots of great people. All I can say is - Shwarma anyone?