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I'm off to New York City October 1st :)

 
 
ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 4 Oct, 2012 05:54 pm
@Mame,
Tomorrow's Friday already, yikes, time flies.
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Roberta
 
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Reply Thu 4 Oct, 2012 11:33 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Walter Hinteler wrote:

Just to make you even more Sad : I've met Thomas in London, Chicago, Albuquerque, Marblehead, Boston ... Wink


I've met Thomas in Noo Yawk, New York, NYC, and the Big Apple. I've met him uptown, midtown, and downtown. Stop bragging, Walter.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 5 Oct, 2012 04:12 am
@Thomas,
Thomas wrote:

wandeljw wrote:
Every A2K gathering has had to endure Thomas being there. Smile )

Are you calling me a gathering slut? Guilty! Smile


No honey.....you're just a slut......= ; - )
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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 5 Oct, 2012 04:14 am
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO glad you all had fun!

Them Noo Yawkers is a buzz!
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Fri 5 Oct, 2012 06:37 pm
Tomorrow, so I hear, we shall all be somewhere together.

<crickets>

I'll let you know what happens and where.

Joe(clueless thus far)Nation
Mame
 
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Reply Fri 5 Oct, 2012 07:16 pm
@Joe Nation,
It's a done deal - 12:30 at the French Roast. Have to give Alex time to get through his guitar store (opens late way down in Greenwich Village) so we'll see you there with bells on. Thanks everyone for mtg up again Smile Truly hope everyone (Roberta!!) makes it there. Sounds like a coffee shop, but trust we can also eat Smile Surely Joe will need some carbs. Will be taking more photos so everyone better be looking their best - ha!
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 5 Oct, 2012 07:17 pm
@Joe Nation,
I'm trying to get some concrete info myself on the morrow front.
Thomas
 
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Reply Fri 5 Oct, 2012 07:22 pm
@Mame,
Anything between 12 and 2pm works for me, so 12:30 is fine. As I understand Roberta's daily rhythm, though, she might prefer the later part of that range. But I'll let her speak for herself.
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Mame
 
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Reply Fri 5 Oct, 2012 07:25 pm
@tsarstepan,
So why don't we say between 12:30 and 1:00 - the menu looks fantastic, btw, for whoever picked it (Joe?) - wonderful!! I took Alex to the Shake Shack today and he wasn't as impressed as Thomas and I were but I think he had something different in mind Smile It was also BUSY (the original on 23rd).

We did the HOHO bus, uptown and downtown loops and never got off once. Really great guides - this is a must do for tourists, let me tell you. So, Alex is looking at a guitar store in Greenwich Village tomorrow and I want to visit the Flatiron Bldg area again. If I get in to MOMA tomorrow, I'll be happy; if not, I have a 5th reason to come back (you know what/who the other four are)...

Sadly, we leave early, early, early Sunday morning - most of you yahoos won't even be awake (or just going to bed if your name is 'Boida)... looking fwd to tomorrow.

Ciao for tonight.
Roberta
 
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Reply Sat 6 Oct, 2012 01:26 am
Still not feeling great. I would like to come but I'm not sure--on two counts. One, not feeling great. Two, there are two French Roasts in Manhattan. Nobody mentioned which one.

I'm guessing it's the one uptown (85th & B'way). Am I right?

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Roberta
 
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Reply Sat 6 Oct, 2012 02:23 am
Here's what I'm gonna do. I'll set my alarm clock for a time that will get me to the uptown French Roast somewhere between 12:30 and 1.

I'm assuming that by the time I wake up, someone will have posted here where the jernt is.

If I feel up to it, I'll show up. If I don't, I'll post a message here and go back to sleep.
Joe Nation
 
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Reply Sat 6 Oct, 2012 03:12 am
@Roberta,
Uptown, boida.

You've been there. Very Happy

Joe(headed way downtown myself at the moment)Nation
Thomas
 
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Reply Sat 6 Oct, 2012 07:05 am
@Joe Nation,
And West Side: 85th and Broadway. The crosstown 86 bus stops on 86th and Broadway. It's the place where you met Shewolf and Kicky.
Thomas
 
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Reply Sat 6 Oct, 2012 07:07 am
@Mame,
Mame wrote:
So why don't we say between 12:30 and 1:00 - the menu looks fantastic, btw, for whoever picked it (Joe?) - wonderful!!

I'll be there. Joe picked it, and discovered it in the first place.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 6 Oct, 2012 10:17 am
@Thomas,
I just arrived there and its pretty crowded.... Razz
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 6 Oct, 2012 11:39 am
@tsarstepan,
I read the menu - am salivating from here.

I'm having the virtual taleggio & pear panini - haven't seen taleggio here in a dog's age. Oh, and the mixed berry crisp with cinnamon gelato. And coffee.
And heck, I'll have a Macallan while I wait for you guys.
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Roberta
 
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Reply Sat 6 Oct, 2012 02:14 pm
@Thomas,
Thomas wrote:

And West Side: 85th and Broadway. The crosstown 86 bus stops on 86th and Broadway. It's the place where you met Shewolf and Kicky.


This post raised my hackles. Raised hackles can be energizing. I went. More on that later.

Why did Thomas's kind, thoughtful, helpful post raise my hackles?

Let's put aside the fact that I can't take the bus. Why? (1) The crosstown bus stop is too far for me to walk to. (2) I can't get on the bus. Although the first step "kneels," the second one doesn't. I can't get up that step.

Bus issues out of the way. What is hackle worthy? Do I need a little pisher from Germany telling me how to get around NYC on public transporation? As I said to him when I saw him, "I've been schelpping around this city on public transportation before you were born. Hell, before I was born."

He may never hear the end of this.

I had another wonderful time. Mame and I have really, really (yes, two reallies) hit it off. Thrilled that I got another chance to see her. She's an energetic, opinionated, warm, caring, smart, and funny woman. She and I have similar interests. I could have talked to her for hours and hours. But no time. She and Alex were on their way to the Museum of Natural History--one of my favorite childhood places.

The table arrangement wasn't conducive to conversation with everybody. After a while, Alex and Mame changed seats, so I got a chance to talk to Alex. Another smart person. Lower key than Mame. Very interested in my city. And interesting in his own right.

The two of them promise to come back. They damn well better.

Hey, Thomas. I'm writing this from one of those Internet places. I couldn't find my way home. How do I get from there to here?

I told you he'd never hear the end of it.

BTW, Thomas is a wonderful person. I know this from way deep down.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 6 Oct, 2012 05:24 pm
Barring Crosstown BusGate, another wonderful a2k meetup was had by all. Good food and even better company.

I left the restaurant and immediately went straight to the gym where I ran 5k and performed various exercises for another hour or so to burn up the calories from the Moroccan omelet (some kind of sausage, onion, and goat cheese) and home fries.
dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 6 Oct, 2012 05:46 pm
@Roberta,
Did ya kill an impala on the way? ; )
Roberta
 
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Reply Sat 6 Oct, 2012 05:48 pm
@tsarstepan,
Crosstown BusGate!!!

Can't stop laughing.

Still.
 

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