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thanks, Charlie

PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 4:44 pm
by judith
If I were to write down everyone's name I would like to thank for the wonderful times I had in London this last visit, I would spend forever worrying I'd left someone out. So, I guess this is a good place to thank everyone for the suggestions, the invitations, the times spent together. There were a couple of places I didn't get to go and people I wasn't able to meet up with but, next trip over for sure.

In a way, at times when I was in London, I kind of felt like I was riding on Charlie's coattails - meeting and being welcomed by people that I 'know' from the forum and thereby being introduced to people, venues and the subsequent musical and social experiences which followed as well. I can't imagine that there are many forums or websites where joining in as we do here could culminate like this - from internet sur-reality to faces and voices and back to internet again. See what I mean - where does it all, including the thanking, begin and end?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:09 pm
by Alan Balfour
Your couple of paragraphs speak volumes, Judy. Say no more....

Re: thanks, Charlie

PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:42 pm
by Charlie
judith wrote: I can't imagine that there are many forums or websites where joining in as we do here could culminate like this

I remember Howard suggesting back in the early days if it would be an idea to meet up and he was chased off as if this was a most improper proposal. I particularly enjoyed the response at the time worrying that somebody else might turn out to be a 14-year-old schoolgirl, reversing the normal anxiety.

PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:49 pm
by Des
I think we should all go on a camping holiday together.

PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:32 pm
by jackdaw version
You do?

Generally, I have to restrain my inclinations towards camping around here.

PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:53 pm
by judith
Are you having mountain lion and bear problems up there too, Jonathan?

PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:07 pm
by jackdaw version
No, the island is mountain lion and bear free. We have tourists and coyotes and lots of deer and the very occasional raccoon. Plus cows, goats, llamas, alpacas, pigs, and a few sheep. Lots of chickens around too. And owls, eagles, ospreys, hawks, migrating geese, pileated woodpeckers and crows.

However, on the mainland, up in the Cascades and even into the Seattle suburbs, the occasional cougar or bear wanders in, terrifying the mothers of pre-schoolers — they always seem to turn up outside kindergartens — and getting shot or tranquilized and 15 minutes of fame on the news. I blame people for living in the wrong places and not leaving enough space for healthy wildlife populations.

But all this is irrelevant, I fear. I was really making a naughty little double-entendre as to camping and "around here" referring to the Forum. The idea of going on a camping trip with Des and Adam and a few of the other characters in the Forum is distinctly amusing — and damn near terrifying! I'm not sure I wouldn't rather have an encounter with a cougar.

But, on the other hand, if Howard is really a fourteen-year-old schoolgirl that could be kind of interesting. Especially since that schoolgirl would probably be about 17 or 18 now.

PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:39 pm
by Des
Howard's looking very ...er... smart these days.

Image

PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:50 pm
by judith
jackdaw version wrote:
But all this is irrelevant, I fear. I was really making a naughty little double-entendre as to camping and "around here" referring to the Forum. The idea of going on a camping trip with Des and Adam and a few of the other characters in the Forum is distinctly amusing — and damn near terrifying! I'm not sure I wouldn't rather have an encounter with a cougar.

But, on the other hand, if Howard is really a fourteen-year-old schoolgirl that could be kind of interesting. Especially since that schoolgirl would probably be about 17 or 18 now.


Oh, now I get it...I'd think by now I'd get the double-entendres and witticisms on this forum without their going over my head unless they are explained to me.

For now, I'll continue to amuse myself with the notion of a Forum camping trip. We'd probably need to bring a generator for the PA system - with sub-woofer.

Are you sure that's Howard, Des? I've always pictured someone who wears glasses and a less conservative form of dress.

PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:47 pm
by jackdaw version
At least I didn't make any jokes about chickenhawks. Sometimes my restraint surprises me.

judith wrote: . . . We'd probably need to bring a generator for the PA system - with sub-woofer. . . .

We can use mine. Someone else needs to bring the PA.