hi all, i'm going to see my favorite TOQ and miss cj in just a few weeks when i go to the mile high city for work. i'm gonna try to suss out why mr edd has not returned, as well as poke miss cj to come and play in our nice sandbox.
if there are any messages you'd like me to pass along, just say so...
An email to Edd (we had a bit of a falling out and I was trying to build a bridge, much after the fact) has resulted in automatically generated replies that say, essentially, that he's off the internet.
i'm back from denver where i spent an absolutely delightful evening with edd, ron (edd's partner), cj, and david (cj's partner). we ate, laughed, talked, debated, and generally threw caution to the wind. in person, edd isn't who i expected him to be ... he was so gracious and kind (which i already knew from the forum), but he was also pee-your-pants funny.
i don't know if/when he'll be back to the forum, but i did make sure to pass along all of the kind words from you good folk. he was truly touched that he was missed.
i also worked on cj, trying to get her to come back to the forum. i'm going to keep at it with both of them.
both edd and cj said to pass along their greetings to all of you, and to say that they love and miss you all. (cj was particularly touched that some of you remember her from so long ago)
imr, TOQ = Tired Old Queen ... a name edd gave himself years ago (we figured out that we've "known" one another for more than five years, even though this is the first time we'd met in person ... which means i've "known" paddy for the same amount of time ... wow!)
for those who were wondering, here is a recounting of our menu ... and yes, it tasted just as amazing as it sounds:
Baked Zucchini Strips
Mozzarella e Parmesan “crackers”
Escarole e Cannellini fagioli
Pomodori con mozzarella e olive
Stracciatella alla Romana
Sicilian Pesto Lasagna
Risotto al Salto
Finocchi a Parmigiano
Crostata di Ricotta
so edd and cj, if you're watching this is stealth mode, i reiterate here: PLEASE COME BACK! WE MISS YOU!
I was there for Ed's lovely evening the Saturday before last and had a wonderful conversation w/ Mac and mine's mutual friend Edward Crosby Welles, our gracious host, touching on the topic of the theologian S.t Augustine & Plato, and I was wondering if Mac would be game to address her arguments for her implicit belief in theologic Platonic ideals v. an anti-Augustinian position (such as mine) for the mutual benifit and entertainment of us both, & whosoever would like to reply.
Anyho. . . It of course was loverly to see you Mac,!!! and Paddy luv. . .your prresence was sorely missed! And the food, wine and conversation at Chez Edd&Ron was Devineeeeeeee!
Mac darling, As far as Augustine and Plato et. al. It really was a shame we had to drop you at the hotel just as the conversation was heating up! But of course, I know you had all those Furries in bondage gear to wade through! You know Mac, I am begining to wonder if perhaps the "Library" conference was just a cover and you are actually Yiffy! Maybe Mr. Harvey was there?! Does he ever visit the Forum anymore? I was telling mr. S how fun it was to play with him in the sandbox. . .Gordon hunting. . .yakking on about Elaine Stritch. . .sigh. . .those were the days!