Fri 19 Feb, 2010 04:33 pm
Today, the 20th of February 2010, is the fifth anniversary of the death of a very dear, much loved A2Ker.
For those of you who joined A2K later & never knew him, his death (much too early!) broke all our hearts. We loved him.
Well, what was there not to love? He was intelligent, extremely talented, very funny, with so many strings to his bow. Apart from that, he was a terrifically prolific poster here, talking about everything from food (Paul was a great chef!), to music, to poetry, to life ... you name it!
Anyway this is not meant to be a sombre thread. Let's celebrate, talk, exchange Cav stories, post a few of his poems, throw in a few Cav recipes ... what ever you want would to say would be good.
Here's to you, Cav. When you were good you were fabulous!
Cav talking about Cav in his A2K profile:
Cav on Cav again. From a birthday thread:
I love my craft, and go into a serious shame spiral when things get slow. Thankfully, there are cool forums like this to interact with others and pass on my superior knowledge, muahaahaa....(don't do evil laugh terribly well, being in a service industry). Sometimes wacky, sometimes serious, just yer average dude in a white jacket...
Cav's A2K threads:
NOT that anyone should know, even though I announced it in the 'September Babies' thread, and I work alone all day in my dark apartment because I'm out of light bulbs and the city is sold out since the blackout (okay, I made that up).
Odd things about a Virgo like me:
Sun sign Virgo, Mercury in Virgo - Double Virgo, everything is all in my head, they are not really out to get me. Impeccable in my work, a constant worrier, I love things clean, neat and tidy, but I don't like touching dirty things, so my apartment is constantly in chaos.
Venus in Scorpio: Jealous tendencies, but tempered by my Virgo logic that tells me I'm being illogical. Also, good in bed.
Moon in Aries: Combined with Virgo Sun, makes me irritable and impatient with people who can't do their jobs well, yet leaves me vulnerable to not doing mine well either, due to temptation to have some fun once in a while.
I don't have my entire chart handy, but that's what I remember.
Send me some wishes already
He was very dear to me, and even more admirable and companionable in person. I hope you will understand, however, that i don't want to post about him, other than this comment.
That's fine. And perfectly understandable, Setanta.
The intention is to just let anyone say anything they want to here about Cav.
I think it's a real shame to have lost Cav's "eat ****" avatar.
I know we can't have the animated version these days, but it would be lovely if the original was there on Cav's frofile page. (I'm "following" him.) It was so much more Cav than this:
I only talked with him on line and I felt that Id love to hang out with him. He had an interesting view on so many things and he seemed never to take life too seriously. I forgot about his Ronald MacDonald with the "Eat ****" sign
I still have the photo of him, Setanta, and BoGoWo. His hair was long and curly.
WOuld the others mind if you posted it?
Oh please post it, Letty!
The one I posted was the only one I could find. (From his company's old promotional site.)
cav was one of the first people i interacted with here, not much but liked to talk music with him
he was also the first online death i'd experienced (but not the last unfortunately)
i still have his death announcement from the newspaper
I don't think I ever saw a photo of him. I only knew him from his posts. I would like to see a picture of him if Letty feels it is appropriate.
We were real close, but I never met him.
I still have his e mails.
My avatar for years was a caricature of a chef/clown...until the big A2k shake-up, when it got lost.
I got over the pain...but I'll never forget him.
Letty needs a little help, folks. She doesn't know how to go about posting Cav's photograph here. She asked me (a Luddite) & I don't know how to, either ...
Anyone volunteering to help out, please?
I was relatively new when cav got sick that final time. First the flu and then the rapid slide downhill... He had recently tried out for a spot on the Food TV network for a competition show they were filming. He was looking forward to hearing back from them and the opportunity it would bring.
What I remember most about cav was the reaction of the folks who knew and loved him... and how his family came here for solace during his illness and after his death.
Cav was a poet, too! (But what wasn't he?
Fresh falling snow,
each flake unique.
to cling to branches
join the elite order
laughing at their brethren
below, trampled, shoveled,
(what are we, caviar?)
until each individual
into an unreconizable
An unexpected warm day
proves the equalizer.
is the photo on your computer, or do you need to scan it? Or is it on a cd that you can transfer it to your computer?
Once it is on your computer (me, I like to put one I want to send to a2k on my desktop, but it can just be somewhere in your files), you can add it to a transitional site such as imageshack or photobucket - they tell you how. Once it is on one of those transitional sites, they give you directions to bring it here to a2k. Generally, it involves obtaining or copying an URL that ends in jpg.
Others can walk you through this better than I can. It sounds complicated but is not that hard once you get used to it.
Cav was a great person and an increasingly good poet. He had many other great qualities. I miss him too.
Oh thank you, thank you, edgar!!!
You've made my day.