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53 minutes ago, A&L_Ont said:

 

More of our flowers are opening. 
 

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We have the same day lillies. Almost fully open by our driveway but not yet open by our pool waterfall.  Not sure why there’s a difference. Different sun maybe??
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2 hours ago, George C said:

Next February will be second time we will see Air Supply on our celebrity rock and romance cruises , what’s cool is many of these artist are on for the whole week and bring there wife’s with them , love the interviews where they talk about how they start etc , many artists like badfinger and Peter Asher talk about working with Dylan and the Beatles. Very common to see them in the bars or suite lounge.

Tell the Air Supply guys they have another fan in Texas.  LOL  I used to go up to the Catskill hotels many, many times.  Bobby Rydell was the headliner once and I walked over to him in one of the lounges, told him how much I loved his music, what it meant to me.  We chatted for quite awhile and he bought me a drink. He was a total gentleman.  I think we make these famous people untouchable in our minds but many/some just want to be treated as "regular" people.  I'm sure there are people in here who will ask "who was Bobby Rydell?" Google is  your friend.

 

My friend worked in NYC's Plaza Hotel as Front Desk Manager and boy did she have stories! 

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Went to our Monday night social — car cruise. About 60 cars attend every week. They have plaques for top 4 best cars every week. 
Not mentioning any names but the seemed to like the 2006 GTO tonight.  ( 😃). 

 

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13 minutes ago, BonTexasNY said:

Tell the Air Supply guys they have another fan in Texas.  LOL  I used to go up to the Catskill hotels many, many times.  Bobby Rydell was the headliner once and I walked over to him in one of the lounges, told him how much I loved his music, what it meant to me.  We chatted for quite awhile and he bought me a drink. He was a total gentleman.  I think we make these famous people untouchable in our minds but many/some just want to be treated as "regular" people.  I'm sure there are people in here who will ask "who was Bobby Rydell?" Google is  your friend.

 

My friend worked in NYC's Plaza Hotel as Front Desk Manager and boy did she have stories! 

I went to a couple singles weeks in the Catskills one at Concord other at Grossingers  in the late 70’s , saw a great show by Johnny Mathis who was great , have seen him several times recently including front row seats in a casino in Oklahoma.

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When we arrived in Leadville on Saturday, the sun was blazing (closest city to the sky in the US), the breeze was light, and streets were mildly busy. 

 

Leadville has some strange ghost stories and love triangle history. My mom & I always find history fascinating:

https://www.leadvilletwinlakes.com/blog-article/ghosts-of-leadville-colorado/

 

https://www.legendsofamerica.com/co-tabor/

 

my first vlog:

 

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22 minutes ago, singinalot said:

Leadville has some strange ghost stories and love triangle history. My mom & I always find history fascinating:

https://www.leadvilletwinlakes.com/blog-article/ghosts-of-leadville-colorado/

 

https://www.legendsofamerica.com/co-tabor/

 

my first vlog:

 

I love that in mid-June, the mountains are still snow-capped. I could look at that scenery all day long.

 

Waiting for part 2....can't wait to see what the mine shaft that the old man who went to work drunk looks like.

 

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31 minutes ago, HBE4 said:

 

I love that in mid-June, the mountains are still snow-capped. I could look at that scenery all day long.

 

Waiting for part 2....can't wait to see what the mine shaft that the old man who went to work drunk looks like.

 

 

it was definitely stunning! we kept saying “wow” and actually drove with the radio off for quite a while, just taking it all in.

 

I wish I could go back, find that old man, and give him a hug.

 

I hope to post video 2 by the end of the week. I’m compiling some of the drone footage I took later in the day.

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2 hours ago, BonTexasNY said:

 I'm sure there are people in here who will ask "who was Bobby Rydell?" Google is  your friend.

I absolutely adored Bobby Rydell and Frankie Avalon! 🤣

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37 minutes ago, taznremmy said:

I absolutely adored Bobby Rydell and Frankie Avalon! 🤣

Frankie was my all time favorite.  To this day when I hear "Venus" I close my eyes and I'm transported back to a simpler time. 😔

 

 

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2 hours ago, George C said:

I went to a couple singles weeks in the Catskills one at Concord other at Grossingers  in the late 70’s , saw a great show by Johnny Mathis who was great , have seen him several times recently including front row seats in a casino in Oklahoma.

I think I've been to every hotel in the Catskills. I was already married during your single forays at those two hotels.  Mine were 10 years before yours. Back in the day, those two hotels were the biggest and best. 

 

I met a dancer whose stories were the basis of the movie "Dirty Dancing".  Her name is shown at the end of the movie credits, Jackie Horner.  She actually was a dancer at Grossinger's until the mid 80s.  She was hired as Story Consultant and claimed  that what was shown in the movie really happened.  The dancer in the movie was based on her and the part of Baby was based on Eleanor Bergstein  who wrote the screenplay. Love that movie!

 

It's late and I've rambled enough,  Sweet dreams, all.

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11 hours ago, grapau27 said:

Just announced on TV a 4 week extension of potential full unlocking of England from covid19.

 

Sounds like a good plan given my experience at New Street.  You cannot unlock with a rising R number.   Our unlocking has meant that numbers have trickled up from zero, but they are manageable.  No one is in hospital with COViD and the numbers in self-isolation are much lower.  

 

It must be a nightmare to keep on top of people in the UK though.  I got a call from contact tracing yesterday to ask why I had not done my Day 5 test.  I had always thought that when I arrived back last Monday my usual Friday test at work would do.  I forgot that since the flight got delayed by a day, Friday was no longer ‘Day 5’.  I have to go and get another test today.  

 

Keeping on top of 30,000 is one thing, keeping on top of 60 million is another ball game.  

 

Gutted for those summer weddings that had been postponed though.  

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Today was a great day for me, this was first time since my chemo and radiation treatments that I was able to run some errands even though I don't like shopping.   

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59 minutes ago, ollienbertsmum said:

Sounds like a good plan given my experience at New Street.  You cannot unlock with a rising R number.   Our unlocking has meant that numbers have trickled up from zero, but they are manageable.  No one is in hospital with COViD and the numbers in self-isolation are much lower.  

 

It must be a nightmare to keep on top of people in the UK though.  I got a call from contact tracing yesterday to ask why I had not done my Day 5 test.  I had always thought that when I arrived back last Monday my usual Friday test at work would do.  I forgot that since the flight got delayed by a day, Friday was no longer ‘Day 5’.  I have to go and get another test today.  

 

Keeping on top of 30,000 is one thing, keeping on top of 60 million is another ball game.  

 

Gutted for those summer weddings that had been postponed though.  

They are lifting the 30 limit for weddings on June 21st as long as the venue can cope which is great news.

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32 minutes ago, JamesEM said:

Today was a great day for me, this was first time since my chemo and radiation treatments that I was able to run some errands even though I don't like shopping.   

Pleased for you.

Take care.

 

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3 hours ago, ollienbertsmum said:

Sounds like a good plan given my experience at New Street.  You cannot unlock with a rising R number.   

Gutted for those summer weddings that had been postponed though.  

Weddings are the one thing that was given a partial dispensation.  There are no limit to numbers of guests now, but social distance measures are still in place so your numbers will depend on the size of your venue. No dancing inside is allowed apart from the first dance and no singing inside the church apart from the choir. I'm not sure if masks will be necessary or not

 

Luckily our sons wedding in August is at the biggest venue in the county and so even with social distance measures they can have 80 guests. But hopefully by then we will of fully opened up and the above restrictions will be finished with  🙏

They have already postponed once since last summer 

 

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7 hours ago, Etta1213 said:

Would you tell a bit of it?


You only want a bit of butter fish. If too much is consumed it comes with a risk…

 

"Butterfish or Escolar cannot metabolize the wax esters (Gempylotoxin) naturally found in its diet. ... The gastrointestinal symptoms, called "keriorrhea", caused by these wax esters may include oily orange diarrhea, discharge, or leakage from the rectum that may smell of mineral oil.

 

a little further reading about it…

 

These esters are called gempylotoxin, and this is what gives the flesh of escolar its oily texture. The downside is that these esters are are very similar to castor or mineral oil, and when full portions of escolar are consumed, they can cause gastrointestinal symptoms.

 

 

One can imagine the fun had on CC with this being served at the Windjammer.  

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3 minutes ago, A&L_Ont said:

One can imagine the fun had on CC with this being served at the Windjammer.  

Biker, who is too lazy to search and find one of the funniest threads on CC about butterfish.

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8 minutes ago, A&L_Ont said:


You only want a bit of butter fish. If too much is consumed it comes with a risk…

 

"Butterfish or Escolar cannot metabolize the wax esters (Gempylotoxin) naturally found in its diet. ... The gastrointestinal symptoms, called "keriorrhea", caused by these wax esters may include oily orange diarrhea, discharge, or leakage from the rectum that may smell of mineral oil.

 

a little further reading about it…

 

These esters are called gempylotoxin, and this is what gives the flesh of escolar its oily texture. The downside is that these esters are are very similar to castor or mineral oil, and when full portions of escolar are consumed, they can cause gastrointestinal symptoms.

 

 

One can imagine the fun had on CC with this being served at the Windjammer.  

Apparently I missed that one.

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18 minutes ago, dani negreanu said:


I’m having a few spare moments while everyone is taking a shower….

 

Preparing dinner, and then we got some unexpected help

 

 

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Great photos Dani.

What a nice family group.

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