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#1751 thistle

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 05:58 PM

How about to all the victims of the 9/11 attacks, who left behind family, friends, & an entire nation to mourn their passing? Never forget....
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Posted 13 September 2015 - 10:56 AM

Darryl Dawkins.  I've never been a big pro basketball fan but he's one of the guys I followed.  Only 58 :( .

 

And now Moses Malone. What's going on here? :(



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Posted 13 September 2015 - 07:01 PM

And now Moses Malone. What's going on here? :(

 

I don't know but Dr. J better look both ways when he crosses the street...


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Posted 21 September 2015 - 03:03 PM

Yves Pierre Courbois  Sept 5, 1940 - Sept 15, 2015

of Yves Bistro in Alexandria


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Posted 23 September 2015 - 01:04 AM

Robert E. Simon

 

The founder of Reston, VA who sold Carnegie Hall and created something truly visionary. May he RESt in Peace.


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Posted 23 September 2015 - 03:50 AM

Yogi


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Posted 28 September 2015 - 07:36 PM

Max Scherzer.  Damn, I thought I was going to see a no hitter today.  He pitched super well.  The first walk he gave up near the beginning of the game, I said: "There goes the perfect game," which was then echoed by the man keeping score near me. I could tell early that it could be a no hitter.  He just had everything today.  Seriously awesome stuff he had.  He's just an amazing fierce competitor.  

 

Here's to you, Max and the Nats, who played some fabulous defense behind you.  Our second string team is really solid.  

 

While I'm at it, here's to next year!  


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Posted 01 October 2015 - 10:08 AM

To catharine, hoping for some good luck! :)


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Posted 03 October 2015 - 08:20 PM

To Max, AGAIN!


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Posted 03 October 2015 - 08:38 PM

To Max, AGAIN!

 

You beat me to it!



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Posted 03 October 2015 - 08:47 PM

To Max, AGAIN!

You beat me to it!

 

Wow.

 

You all need to throw in some links! I had no idea until I read your posts.


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Posted 04 October 2015 - 04:24 AM

WashPost game-time discussion thread among us die hard fans:

https://www.washingt...hread-game-161/

 

Beat writer's take:

https://www.washingt...0919_story.html

 

Sports writers. You've been rubbing it in gleefully and saying these games since we lost the pennant are meaningless. Don't agree. If YOU can't find meaning, do what we fans do: Create Meaning!



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Posted 08 October 2015 - 01:10 PM

Paul Prudhomme!


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Posted 08 October 2015 - 03:32 PM

Paul Prudhomme!


I watched him cook on local TV and he always seemed like he was so full of love and happiness. He is going to be missed. He was such a force in promoting Cajun and Creole food and culture. RIP, big guy! I know that wherever you are now, there is a pot of gumbo bubbling away and a big iron skillet of roux waiting to be turned into something delicious.


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Posted 08 October 2015 - 03:52 PM

His Prudhomme Family Cookbook is like the Bible in our house! And we had him autograph Louisiana Kitchen when he came to the Folklife Festival.

 

"Good cooking. Good eating. Good loving!" was his message. Nobody can argue with that!


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Posted 11 October 2015 - 03:51 PM

I watched him cook on local TV and he always seemed like he was so full of love and happiness. He is going to be missed. He was such a force in promoting Cajun and Creole food and culture. RIP, big guy! I know that wherever you are now, there is a pot of gumbo bubbling away and a big iron skillet of roux waiting to be turned into something delicious.

His Prudhomme Family Cookbook is like the Bible in our house! And we had him autograph Louisiana Kitchen when he came to the Folklife Festival.

 

"Good cooking. Good eating. Good loving!" was his message. Nobody can argue with that!

 

There's also a tribute to Prudhomme here.


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Posted 22 October 2015 - 03:50 PM

This week I am drinking to my brother-in-law, David Barzelay, whose restaurant, Lazy Bear, earned a Michelin star in its first year of eligibility.  So proud!


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Posted 22 October 2015 - 04:09 PM

This week I am drinking to my brother-in-law, David Barzelay, whose restaurant, Lazy Bear, earned a Michelin star in its first year of eligibility.  So proud!


I saw that! Truly amazing.

For those of you who don't know the history, a few short years ago David was in law school in DC and just cooking on the side as I hobby, now he's a rock star! My claim to fame (or my 1 foot from stardom moment) was sitting next to him at the original Minibar and being entertained by him and the chefs holding a chemistry and physics class in front of us as they discussed the very specific requirements to create certain dishes.

Congrats to all of you!

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Posted 26 October 2015 - 03:58 AM

To Pat and cheezepowder, whose silent contributions to this community are so vast that they are irreplaceable. 

 

Please send them a note of thanks - just a brief PM acknowledging what they do. I understand you don't *know* what they do, but they are the motors that keep this vehicle running. cheezepowder, with her incredible lists of restaurant openings and closures - this must surely be the most comprehensive list ever attempted for any city in the world; and Pat, with her unshakable diligence and consistency which she uses to validate members. Both are selfless, trustworthy, giving, and applying all their efforts exclusively so that others may enjoy this website. They refuse to step forward and be acknowledged for their actions, and silently work in the background, making the impossible look simple. 

 

If you appreciate how effortlessly this website runs, please write them and say so (just click on their names), and please don't assume other people will do it, because that's usually not the case. 

 

Thank you very much, both of you! <Clink!>

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Posted 26 October 2015 - 10:57 AM

To Rob Walker, of WAMU's Big Broadcast, who passed away this morning.  His final broadcast aired lat night -- I'm glad we violated tradition and listed to it over dinner.

 

And to Mrs. B, who loved The Big Broadcast and who died three years ago Saturday.

 

Christmas Eve will not be the same.  


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Posted 26 October 2015 - 08:33 PM

To Rob Walker, of WAMU's Big Broadcast, who passed away this morning.  His final broadcast aired lat night -- I'm glad we violated tradition and listed to it over dinner.

 

And to Mrs. B, who loved The Big Broadcast and who died three years ago Saturday.

 

Christmas Eve will not be the same.  

 

I hadn't heard. Ed (I write not to correct you, but his name was Ed) Walker was probably the greatest-ever figure in Washington, DC, radio. He was practically a force of nature, and a fixture on a succession of stations since the 1950s. A part of my life for most of it, associated first and last with American University, my long-time employer and alma mater. I raise my glass in celebration of his long, illustrious career. An example to us all.


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Posted 26 October 2015 - 10:43 PM

I feel I must add a salute to that other great giant of Washington radio, Felix Grant, who I have to say changed my life. I doubt I'd ever have surrendered so completely to jazz if it hadn't been for Felix Grant, who died in October of 1993. Like Ed Walker, Felix Grant had a nearly perfect radio voice, and he also had the most impeccable taste in music that any mortal ever possessed. I raise this possibly over-raised glass to Felix Grant as well.


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Posted 10 November 2015 - 12:44 PM

To the great Allen Toussaint. You almost surely know his music better than you may think you do.


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Gin boldly--that grace may abound!


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Posted 13 November 2015 - 08:00 PM

Holding Paris in my heart right now. It's a fucked up world.
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Posted 02 December 2015 - 11:33 AM

Fuck Cancer.  Today, tomorrow, and forever.

 

Sigh...



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Posted 05 December 2015 - 11:53 PM

The Iowa Hawkeyes. 12-0 in the regular season, and no shame in that close loss in the Big Ten championship game.
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Posted 29 December 2015 - 01:57 PM

John Cardoza -  My other half's debate coach / God Father / Patriarch of the tribe who has found out he has about 3 months left - we are off to California for a final gathering of the tribe Wednesday night.  He loved good food - took him to Vermilion last time he was in town

 

http://www.cahssa.or...ns/john_cardoza


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Posted 11 January 2016 - 04:52 AM

David Bowie dies of cancer at 69.  Incredibly sad.  He just released his final album 3 days ago.  A very strong piece of work.  Brooding, somber lyrics.  Wailing modern jazz band fueling the engine.  It just made a little more sense to me, now that I know. :(


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Posted 11 January 2016 - 11:16 AM

To Alex Ovechkin - the 5th fastest player in NHL history to hit 500 goals (and he actually also got 501 last night as well).  DC is lucky that he rocks the red!  So much fun being there for the milestone - the place absolutely went nutso.



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Posted 18 January 2016 - 10:33 AM

John Cardoza - My sweeties Debate Coach, mentor, and patriarch of the tribe.  Diagnosed with liver cancer in December he passed last night - over the last 4 weeks many of his former students flew in to Stockton Calif to say their goodbyes.  He was always the one to turn to for travel advice for all over the world.  He will be missed by many.


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Posted 18 January 2016 - 05:57 PM

Glenn Frey, founder of the Eagles. There is indeed, a Hole In the World.



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Posted 29 January 2016 - 09:24 PM

Paul Kantner, one of the founders of the Jefferson Airplane.

 

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 10:17 PM

I'm sipping on some coffee milk in honor of Buddy Cianci, the legendary two-time mayor of Providence, RI, who passed away yesterday at the age of 74 after battling colon cancer.


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Posted 31 January 2016 - 09:08 PM

To first dates where the person isn't a murderer,

you don't have to worry about whether or not to kiss them goodnight,

and you know this was not the last date.

 

And to filling people in on years of high school drama.

 

To the third anniversary of first dates,

which we celebrated without even realizing.


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Posted 31 January 2016 - 09:17 PM

To first dates where the person isn't a murderer,

you don't have to worry about whether or not to kiss them goodnight,

and you know this was not the last date.

 

And to filling people in on years of high school drama.

To the third anniversary of first dates,

which we celebrated without even realizing.

 

That must have been one hell of a first date considering you didn't get around to posting about it for two days. :lol:


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Posted 31 January 2016 - 10:52 PM

I just had a fifth anniversary of a first date. I'll drink to that. :-)


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