I note with interest the following

  1. Flora, after a respite to realign her various lorgnettes, is back.

  2. The Poster Formerly Known As Melanie has an approaching birthday.

  3. Some of my ill-gotten booty from Vegas must have been coated with acid, because it’s burning a hole in my pocket.
    So who wants to go out for a drink or three?

Livin’ on Tums, Vitamin E and Rogaine

What’s a lorgnette?

Lorgnettes, my deah, are those glasses-on-a-stick that Society Matrons glare through when impudent jackanapes start gettin’ fresh with them.

Gee, I know Uke will be unavailable till after T’giving, and I myself will be out of town the week of Nov. 29-Dec. 3, so we’ll have to put it off till the first full week of Dec.

Get your pockets lined with asbestos, Manhattan, dear!

Heck, I was thinking of grabbing a quick one tonight. Kinda crazy and spontaneous, I know, but hey – whatcha gonna do?

Livin’ on Tums, Vitamin E and Rogaine

“Crazy and spontaneous”…I remember that feeling, vaguely…I used to have it before I had children, instead.

I’d LOVE to get together witcha, manhattan, but my son fell off a chair about two hours ago and opened up a great gash in his chin…my wife’s left work to be with him at the doctor, and I’m waiting by the phone to hear just how Quasimodo-like he’s gonna turn out, plus I have to go and pick up the nine-year-old at school since her brother, mom, and babysitter are all uptown.

Ummmmm…can I get a raincheck?


Omigosh! I hope everything turns out OK.

Of course we’ll do it another time (although my official bet is that you could use a drink now).

Livin’ on Tums, Vitamin E and Rogaine

Seriously, we should definitely set up another five-way (the three of us, Melanie, and Alphagene) for that first week in December, when Flora’s back in town.

If we make plans in advance, we might be able to get Captain Crude and CMKeller to join us.


Thanks for the good wishes, manhattan! And don’t worry…they bounce.

. . . Indeed, any SDrs are welcome to join us! How about DINNER this time? I mean, in addition to drinks, not instead of.

Ike, dear, I am keeping my fingers crossed for little Banjo . . .

“Ike, dear, I am keeping my fingers crossed for little Banjo . . .”

ROTFLMFAO!!! That was very funny.

First full week of December might be just about perfect – that’s right after my birthday. I wouldn’t mind celebrating tonight (that job I posted about because the offer was withdrawn, was reinstated with a raise), but I have prior plans. A month’s lead time should be just about right. Also, I believe my new office is a couple of blocks closer to your previous meeting point. :slight_smile:

Sorry to hear about the kid’s chin. FWIW, I have a similar wound, and the scar isn’t all that horrible. Of course, it’s covered by a beard, but I wouldn’t be ashamed to have it visible anyway. Also, my injury was three separate splits that had to be made into one big one before it could be stitched, and I was much older when I got it. the boy will be fine.

–Da Cap’n
“Playin’ solitaire 'til dawn
With a deck of fifty-one.”

You’re going to have to call the whole thing off, guys.

I can’t make it, so what would be the sense?

This space for rent.

Alphagene stumbles in late. Again.

Well, I can make it pretty much anytime. And I’m sure I could drag the Melaniac along too. Athough she starts her new higher paying job next week. What a corporate schill.

Sorry I missed the early parts of this thread, manhattan. I would joined you out spontaneously. We’d be free from the “Woodwinds of the East Bloc” lecture series.

Do let us know how the Little One is healing, Uke.

Speeking of the Chaim-meister, where has cmkeller been lately? I am going to have to fall in love with another Orthodox Jewish girl to get him back here? I’ll get the sheet ready…

Back off, man. I’m a scientist.

Gee, I’m later than Alphagene? By now I’m sure that Uke’s son’s chin is completely healed - glad of that.

Alright, so I took an extra day to celebrate being much closer to age 30 then ever before. You can bet your bippie I don’t need a special occasion to drink! The first week of December is fabulous for me with the whole gang. Manhattan, Alphie, as you know, anytime is a good time for Miller Time. (Plus, I get a big fat paycheck on Thursday!)
So let’s go out this week and you can sing Happy Birthday to me in your wonderful bass voices.

Banjo’s chin is healing nicely. Glad to report the kid’s bright enough to wound himself where it doesn’t show, saving the Old Man a few bucks on plastic surgeon’s fees.
The Cap’n’s suggestion of growing a beard sounds good, but we’re about twelve years away from that (twenty if he takes after my side of the family). The Halloween shop in my neighborhood was running a post-holiday sale on Fidel Castro beards, so I’ve spirit-gummed one to his chin.

Shall we debate Flora’s suggestion of making our next get-together a dinner date? A little something to swab up all that alcohol?

And we can watch Alphagene drink the fingerbowl!


Well, we sure as hell can’t eat at the Algonquin, the food there is poisonous. Anyone know a good midtown place where the food’s OK and we won’t get thrown out when we start swinging from chandeliers and singing in six-part harmony?

Awwww, can’t we go downtown?

Above 14th Street after six PM is for ferndocks, man.


Howzabout Rosie O’Grady’s, on 6th Ave. between (I think) 51st and 52nd? Nice place, convenient to most subways, and damn close to both my offices (old and new).

–Da Cap’n
“Playin’ solitaire 'til dawn
With a deck of fifty-one.”

Rosy’s is good for me. Or maybe the Cottage restaurants - free carafes of wine are always devine.

Should we set a date? Where is CMKeller??

Shall we arrange not on a Friday, so CM can join us? Or can’t he come at all if it’s not a Kosher joint? CM? Wanna weigh in on this?

I’m up for anything but Japanese (I’ve heard too many tapeworm stories).