THE PAVILION ANNEX

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby Lori Koonce » Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:52 pm

OK gang

Which of you wanna take on the task of making sure I never again post a direct remark to HE while in the middle of a depressive episode? I hat apologizing as it is.....

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby Chuck Messer » Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:29 am

You did not come across as shrill, just curious. And since Mr. Bulger is in the news again, we're all understandably curious. I don't think Unca Harlan really took offense. Relax, chill, sistah. I know how the Dark Feeling can get to you. So does Harlan.

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby FrankChurch » Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:12 am

Lori, just remember that Harlan already doesn't like posting on this beast, so take his ire with a grain of salt. Harlan yells at all of us. Part of the deal and loads of fun.

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby Lori Koonce » Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:19 am

Chuck Messer wrote:You did not come across as shrill, just curious. And since Mr. Bulger is in the news again, we're all understandably curious. I don't think Unca Harlan really took offense. Relax, chill, sistah. I know how the Dark Feeling can get to you. So does Harlan.

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby FrankChurch » Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:23 pm

You will be fine Lori.

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby FinderDoug » Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:33 pm

Lori - I've seen a very large body of responses over the years to people in which Harlan took offense to a question.

There was no offense taken towards yours. In fact, there wasn't ANY of the weariness often expressed when people ask after something he's offered and not yet fulfilled. I took "don't bloody your fingertips," as his way of saying the story wasn't there yet, so you didn't need to run yourself ragged looking. All in all, that was Harlan at his more gentle, and you have zero reason to feel bad about the exchange.

And I know from his vexation. He told me to figure out a dinner firing solution once, as he was winding down the signing line; I asked him how he felt about sushi.

:oops:

He's... not really a sushi guy.

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby FrankChurch » Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:45 pm

Ick, raw fish!

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby FrankChurch » Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:45 pm

Cook the fucking fish.

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby Ezra Lb. » Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:51 pm

Don't knock it until you try it.

On the other hand, don't. Just more for me.
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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby FinderDoug » Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:46 pm

Used to frequent a fine sushi place in Ashburn, VA, of all places - very high quality fish, nothing fancy, but well prepared and very eatable. We have a couple of stellar places here in Houston.

The trick is finding a place with both quality and consistency. For ever one of these I've found, I've tripped over ten more that were studies in mediocrity or supermarket-grade product.

Ick, raw fish!

What did you try in the sushi or sashimi vein that offended you so?

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby AndrewR » Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:59 pm

FrankChurch wrote:Cook the fucking fish.


You do know that not all sushi includes raw fish dontcha? Some forms include raw, but raw fish on its own is "sashimi".

(not a fan of either myself, but thought the clarification was called for)

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby Ezra Lb. » Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:38 am

Used to frequent a fine sushi place in Ashburn, VA, of all places...

FinderDoug, there used to be a great place over in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Go figure.


What did you try in the sushi or sashimi vein that offended you so?

Well that assumes that Frank actually tried it and found it wanting. I suspect he's like my mother who refused to eat shrimp not because she tried it and didn't like it but because the mental image of the little critters scuttling around at the bottom of the foamy brine just freaked her out.

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby FinderDoug » Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:58 am

I figured I'd give Frank the benefit of the doubt - that perhaps as a caterer he had actual personal experience, as opposed to a knee-jerk response with zero thought behind it.

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby Moderator » Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:45 am

Lori -

Late to the party, but what Doug posted above is exactly on. I perceived no, none, zilch offense from Unca H regarding yur post. You came across just peachy and not at all impertinent. Relax. You're fine.
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