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posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 10:56 AM
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a reply to: desert

New sherry glasses? You mean - no more paper cups?

:-)

Gotta admit - ok for sherry first and sherry second - switching back to paper after that

Keep em coming barkeep...




posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 12:04 PM
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a reply to: Spiramirabilis

Yes, people actually have been paying their tabs, so I invested in some new barware. Good idea about paper cups. I will also serve the sherry in paper cups around the pool.


Well, I will ask Jeeves if he can take over next week. Of all years, but I had prior commitments to be AFTV, AFK, and AWFB. Yes, away from television, away from keyboard, and away from bar. Y'all hold down the fort for me around ATS. I expect to return and read the excellent posts from all of you during the Democratic convention week. I will read the lousy ones, too hahaha

I miss you guys already



posted on Jul, 24 2016 @ 04:12 PM
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Happy Trails Desert

:-)

We'll all still be here bitching and moaning same as usual when you get back



posted on Aug, 1 2016 @ 12:13 PM
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OMG I was scared to open the door here today! I heard all this moaning, and I thought that the place became haunted while I was away! Then I put my ear to the door and could hear the usual bitching, so I breathed a sigh of relief. Good to see you all!

My trip was not exactly as I had thought it would be, but it was excellent anyway. We ended up in Northern Ca, the Emerald Empire. We went through the Bay Area, which now seems to extend all the way to Hwy 99 to the east and Santa Rosa to the north, at least traffic-wise. It is still a beautiful, magical bay, but I find the rat race overwhelming. Of course, I suppose that can be said of any urban tourist area in Summer. olaru, we ended up driving by Hayward; I'll bet I would love to read your memoirs from that time in your Life.

Here's a case of sherry just for Spira, her reward for hosting the D convention thread. Well, done!

Now, I need to go out and buy the ingredients for a special LN drink for the Olympics, "Brazil 2016". Ginger rootbeer, Cachaca rum, and pieces of garbage to float on top (small pieces of lemon and lime peel and mango and jicama, broken wooden skewer, and pieces of Tootsie Roll).



posted on Aug, 1 2016 @ 01:02 PM
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originally posted by: desert
a reply to: Spiramirabilis

OMG I was scared to open the door here today! I heard all this moaning, and I thought that the place became haunted while I was away! Then I put my ear to the door and could hear the usual bitching, so I breathed a sigh of relief. Good to see you all!

My trip was not exactly as I had thought it would be, but it was excellent anyway. We ended up in Northern Ca, the Emerald Empire. We went through the Bay Area, which now seems to extend all the way to Hwy 99 to the east and Santa Rosa to the north, at least traffic-wise. It is still a beautiful, magical bay, but I find the rat race overwhelming. Of course, I suppose that can be said of any urban tourist area in Summer. olaru, we ended up driving by Hayward; I'll bet I would love to read your memoirs from that time in your Life.

Here's a case of sherry just for Spira, her reward for hosting the D convention thread. Well, done!

Now, I need to go out and buy the ingredients for a special LN drink for the Olympics, "Brazil 2016". Ginger rootbeer, Cachaca rum, and pieces of garbage to float on top (small pieces of lemon and lime peel and mango and jicama, broken wooden skewer, and pieces of Tootsie Roll).



Contra Costa county was paradise when I lived there from what I can remember.....



posted on Aug, 1 2016 @ 11:10 PM
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Welcome back! The noise should die down soon. My bitching and moaning days are (almost) over. I'm on sabbatical. Nothing but sweetness and light - haikus and ironic happiness



It is still a beautiful, magical bay, but I find the rat race overwhelming. Of course, I suppose that can be said of any urban tourist area in Summer.


It is overwhelming isn't it? We're everywhere now. I remember the first time I saw Santa Fe. That's so over. It's still beautiful though. In a shiny kind of way


Here's a case of sherry just for Spira, her reward for hosting the D convention thread. Well, done!

Thank you desert. But, you know - it wasn't much harder than hosting a virus :-)

It was a pretty funny thread. Or, at least - I'm going with funny

I'm pretty excited about the Olympics - will be a nice diversion. Your latest drink sounds nice - if I don't think about it too much first :-)

Night all
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posted on Aug, 4 2016 @ 09:59 AM
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I've had my first cup of coffee, there are clouds and cooler temps, I read Spira's post and laughed reading all that great sense of humor, so I'm having a good morning.

olaru, paradise is getting harder and harder to find nowadays. Or, really, is it just that one's sense of paradise is a Golden Place, like a Golden Age once lived through and declared to be the best? Will a younger generation see Contra Costa County as their paradise, even though I see it and the entire Bay Area having been spoiled by too many more cars and people? (There are 50% more people in the Bay Area and CCC has just about doubled in population since the years we remember.) "Paradise is dead, long live Paradise"?

Santa Fe? No, not Santa Fe, too, Spira! I've driven by it a few times, heading eastward across the country, meaning to come back and finally visit. We still might, by train someday. Well, I'll bet when I do, I shall find a paradise, perhaps not as grand as once before, but nonetheless still a paradise to me.

I think what struck me in my recent travels was the transformation of some small towns from a Main Street with a few wooden buildings to a highway through town with modern, lighted businesses with parking lots just down the street from those older buildings. Too much light and bustle for me.

The town I live in still has that small town feeling, even though it, too, has grown much in population. We were never of a demographic to ever have an enclosed mall built, so we escaped having a white elephant sitting in our midst now. Well, I'm going to pour me another cup of coffee. If a younger member comes in here, will you guys yell out "Get off her barstool!" for me? Thanks.



posted on Aug, 27 2016 @ 06:18 PM
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I forgot where I was desert - and forgot to get back to this too I realize now :-)

Santa Fe is gorgeous - and you'll love it. It's just not the dusty little southwestern town I fell in love with - nothing but cottonwoods, adobes, rabbit brush and sage...

It still has all that - only now with wine bars, timeshares and Neiman Marcus

I once had an extremely vivid dream that I was sitting in an old cafe in Santa Fe shooting the breeze with Joni Mitchel...

She told me to follow my bliss. Or some such nonsense :-)



Ciao compadres - see you in the fall


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