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#1501 porcupine

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 07:17 AM

To the 65 novice racing drivers and 172 volunteers who supported them in the WDCR SCCA's Spring Drivers School this past weekend.  There's no misery quite like the misery of learning to drive an open-wheel, open-cockpit car in competition IN THE SNOW.


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Posted 02 April 2014 - 08:32 AM

To Muriel Bowser and to the end of the ongoing criminal enterprise known as "One City". Later, Vince.


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Posted 02 April 2014 - 04:15 PM

To my girl G, seven years later.


How do you know you're a well-adjusted foodie?-babka
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She never promised that life would be easy, but she did promise that if I hung with her the food would be good. -Joan Bauer


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Posted 02 April 2014 - 06:02 PM

Can I drink to me?, because I think I need it.


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Posted 02 April 2014 - 07:11 PM

Can I drink to me?, because I think I need it.

 

OH, why not?



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Posted 02 April 2014 - 08:50 PM

To the entire Fort Hood family, worldwide.
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Posted 03 April 2014 - 09:12 AM

Tonight, to the Wizards.  Its about time.



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Posted 05 April 2014 - 12:03 PM

To the incredibly kind and generous gentleman aboard a flight yesterday from Frankfurt, Germany to Washington DC. Upon seeing a wounded soldier in an arm sling and a leg brace struggling down the aisle toward a middle seat in the back of coach, this man asked the soldier to please take his seat in BUSINESS class. When the solider demurred, the man told him that he insisted upon exchanging seats with the soldier. Awesome.


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Posted 05 April 2014 - 04:18 PM

To the incredibly kind and generous gentleman aboard a flight yesterday from Frankfurt, Germany to Washington DC. Upon seeing a wounded soldier in an arm sling and a leg brace struggling down the aisle toward a middle seat in the back of coach, this man asked the soldier to please take his seat in BUSINESS class. When the solider demurred, the man told him that he insisted upon exchanging seats with the soldier.  Awesome.

 

That *is* awesome, and genuinely heart-warming.

 

I only hope there was an extra business-class seat for the gentleman who gave his up, and that the airline gave it to him. This man, whoever he is, deserves to be on the nightly news - especially because he apparently asked for nothing in return. I hope someone tracks him down - which airline and flight number was it?

 

Man, if only everyone in the world was like this - and there's no good reason they shouldn't be.


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Posted 05 April 2014 - 06:54 PM

Don, there was no extra seat in business class, so this man sat in the middle seat of a row at the back of the plane on a transatlantic flight that probably lasted 8 hours.  Mark told the flight attendant that, whatever the man wanted in terms of food and drink, he wanted to pay for and tried to hand her his credit card.  The flight attendant refused the card and told him that the man's nourishment would be taken care of by the airline (United Airlines).

 

This story gets even better.  This man insisted on accompanying Mark from the plane and through customs.  He is a frequent international traveler with a specialized clearance that allows him to get through customs and security in an expedited way and he insisted that they allow Mark to do the same.  He then stayed with him until they reached the area where Mark's father was waiting to pick him up, saying that he would not leave the airport until he knew that Mark had connected with his father.

 

So, my husband was able to meet the man, express his deep gratitude, and contact information  was exchanged.  I have not put his name in these posts out of respect for his privacy.  Rest assured, however, that we have every intention of inviting this man and his wife to dinner at one of Washington's finest restaurants. 


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Posted 05 April 2014 - 08:07 PM

That's a heartwarming story, and the generous traveler is certainly to be commended for his kindness. But how different would the story be if it were a "wounded man" rather than a "wounded soldier"? And if the answer is "a lot", why?


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#1512 DonRocks

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 10:02 PM

That's a heartwarming story, and the generous traveler is certainly to be commended for his kindness. But how different would the story be if it were a "wounded man" rather than a "wounded soldier"? And if the answer is "a lot", why?

 

That soldier is, to many, emblematic of the reason the gentleman could afford to buy a business class ticket in the first place - he sacrificed his well-being for all of us. Giving up his seat was not only a gesture of kindness, it was also a gesture of gratitude.


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Posted 06 April 2014 - 06:04 PM

To Don Rockwell, for making my name change as quick and painless as possible.

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 09:57 PM

To Jesse Winchester. A too-unsung songwriter, whose songs have been undersung--but an American classic.

"There's no need to get snippy. I'm just doing my job here."--Marge Gunderson, Fargo


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 02:44 AM

To my friend, Jim Grossberg, who is housing me in Laguna Beach. 

 

I had the best Chinese meal I've ever eaten tonight in Irvine.

 

Jim, you are one of the greatest people I know, bar none.

 

You know more about food *and* wine than anyone.

 

The world is better because you, sir, are in it.

 

Thank you for everything you've done.

 

I'm incredibly lucky to know you.

 

You are just a great person.

 

Nothing more, nothing.

 

Thank you, Jim.

 

Thank you.

 

Rocks.


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 02:52 AM

And I'll say it 500 times more if I need to.


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 11:17 AM

I drank last night to Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatwright, U. of Connecticut Point guards that played spectacularly last night on offense and defense, passing, shooting, penetrating, stealing the ball, being quicker to the ball, totally confounding Kentucky's young atheletes and enabling UConn to win the NCAA basketball championship.  

 

Two terrific point guards in the starting lineup.  A terrific combination.  Great game for the underdog.



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Posted 09 April 2014 - 09:08 AM

Jim Hellwig, The Dingo Warrior, and the Ultimate Warrior.  No wrestler gave me more joy as a child.  Here's an old clip from the glory days of pre-WWF monopoly.

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 12:30 PM

[I've moved the tributes to Steven here.]


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Posted Today, 03:29 AM

Born early this morning. Mom Kristin Connor is doing great; Dad Mark Kuller is positively beaming!

 

Welcome to the world, Ida and Cash!

 

To my dear friend, Mark Kuller. We're *all* your friends, Mark and Kristin.

 

We all love you, your restaurants, and your family. I can say with confidence, speaking for our entire community, that you are irreplaceable, and that what you've created in this city is worth infinitely more than anything you ever made as an attorney - you cannot put a value on love, and we all love you, immeasurably.

 

Anytime you need anything, people in this community will drop everything at a moment's notice and come to your aid.

 

I remain your friend forever. Reach out to us, Mark, whenever you need to - we're here for you.


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