THE PAVILION ANNEX

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby FrankChurch » Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:49 am

Levy needs to come here, right Nason? :)

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Postby diane bartels » Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:03 pm

Keep making me laugh once or twice a day, and all will be forgiven.

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Postby Tim Raven » Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:00 pm

The Buddhist then took a bite of the hot dog. “O Maya, this taste ‘a like ‘a nothing...it needs ‘a more mustard.”

(you see, this is an Italian Buddhist living in 1920’s Brooklyn)

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby Robert Nason » Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:18 pm

Good one, Ezra.

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby Rick Keeney » Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:31 am

~ahem~ Rainy much in Cali?

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Postby Moderator » Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:19 am

Rick Keeney wrote:~ahem~ Rainy much in Cali?


Not in SoCal.

A few droplets do not a drought end.
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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby FrankChurch » Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:50 pm

The palm trees must be looking pitiful.

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby Tim Raven » Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:02 pm

I never liked Walt Whitman. Too sugary sweet, with that maddening "academic" tone to his stuff. Ick.

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as if "thepoetryman" will ever see this....:)

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby David Silver » Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:13 pm

Rick Keeney wrote:~ahem~ Rainy much in Cali?


We've got urban flooding here in San Francisco. The Great Highway (runs along the farthest west edge of the City, just off the coast...wave to the Pacific as you drive by) is closed indefinitely until they clean up the mess. The main drive through Golden Gate Park is also closed. And it's still raining tonight. So much water on my roof that the weight forced a crack down inside a wall, and the result is an enormous growing puddle in a VERY awkward place in my garage...around the base of my heater! Yikes! The good news is that this storm dumped a LOT of needed water into some of the cisterns and reservoirs around northern Cal, and that will provide some short term relief from this ongoing drought year. It's a start...but somebody tell Mother Nature she didn't have to do it THAT fast! Just a return to a normal weather pattern would have been nice, thanks very much...
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We grow old because we stop playing.

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby Ezra Lb. » Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:29 am

We're having a fairly typical mid-Atlantic winter. Temps usually mid to high 30s. Perhaps a bit more precip than usual but mostly light snow/freezing rain. The "polar vortex" made for a bone chilling couple of weeks. One morning early in January we had what was called a "freezing fog". That was fairly weird.

I'm enjoying it all because I remember where I was and what I was doing this time last year.
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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby Rick Keeney » Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:38 am

David Silver wrote:
Rick Keeney wrote:~ahem~ Rainy much in Cali?


We've got urban flooding here in San Francisco. The Great Highway (runs along the farthest west edge of the City, just off the coast...wave to the Pacific as you drive by) is closed indefinitely...


Is that the road past Pacifica? I love it there.

Slow and steady and manageable rainfall for you all.

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Postby David Silver » Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:59 am

Ezra Lb. wrote:I'm enjoying it all because I remember where I was and what I was doing this time last year.


Oh, yes, I remember EXACTLY where I was and what I was doing on this very day, February 10th, late in the afternoon, a year ago. I was sitting on my mom's bed, slowly feeding her wedges of navel orange, which she said tasted lovely and sweet, until she had enough. Then she laid her head back on her pile of pillows, and I asked her if she wanted to sleep, if she wanted to visit great grandma Catharina in her dreams, and walk through her childhood summers there in sunny lazy El Cerrito once more. She nodded yes, all she wanted to do was sleep, she was desperate for sleep. Then I gave her the first drops of morphine under her tongue, as the hospice nurse had instructed earlier that morning, and I sat across the room in my father's old worn Kennedy rocker and watched her sleep. I remember it all too well...
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We grow old because we stop playing.

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Postby David Silver » Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:12 am

Rick Keeney wrote:Is that the road past Pacifica? I love it there.


Hey Rick, no, the Great Highway is the fast drag (seriously, we ran drag races there when I was a teenager) that runs straight and narrow north and south along the edge of Ocean Beach within San Francisco itself. At the north end you start at the Cliff House, take it all the way south for nearly five miles and you find the Zoological Gardens, and then it sweeps inland to end at Lake Merced. Keep going south, however, and it eventually segues into Skyline Boulevard that runs through the little town of Pacifica, then skirts the hills above the ocean as it winds into Highway 1. That's the part you probably remember, and it's indeed a striking bit of road and scenery.
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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby FrankChurch » Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:18 am

Silver, that was lovely. In the end it is all about making the pain cease.

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Ezra, you have it pretty good. Spring is around the corner--time for the K-Street whores to wild in the streets. :)

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby FrankChurch » Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:21 am

Barber, you need to ban Raven for a day for his Walt Whitman comments. I mean, really. :)

Democratic Vistas, Raven my friend.


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