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  1. ilovecarlos

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    LOL. I thought Snuggles was a dog !

    I can almost show you an identical picture of Kitty a.k.a Mamasita from 1984 in New York.
     
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    meow!....and how!

    Hahahaha....great share Kumquat~!

    Very cute....can almost hear him purrrrinnggg away .....

    3 or 4 years ago (true story), in one of the many pet (and plant) shops on the Quai de la Megisserie, I fell in love with a pure white short-haired Oriental kitten (young juvenile). I went through my "cat noises" routine with him and we hit it off big-time right from the start....other prospective customers and groups of kids would come by and look at him (I giving way to be polite), but the knucklehead would be craning his head to look for the loon who was 'connectin' with his "whispers and meows." In the face of the "don't touch" signs, I offered the owner a 20 Euro note just to play with him. The (amused) owner noticing the cat's interest graciously instead took the little guy out of his glass cage and had me & "Joe" (the name I already had given him--he was such a regular, down-to-earth chirpy/meowing little dude!) secluded in a caged off area in the corner of the store where we could play with each other. I was in heaven--this cat was like a rambunctiously friendly Golden Retriever inside the "Yoda-bat-earred" body of a sleek Oriental. The price? 999euros (at the time 1,300 USD). I didn't think twice....I was ready to buy it on the spot. Owner said papers/shots/insured shipping--all included. Unfortunately, I had to answer to 'domestic considerations' on the home front in the form of: "I'm scared of cats--had a bad experience with one attacking me as a kid!"...please don't buy that Oriental!, please..." and as a result, I couldn't have him shipped back to me into a home where he wasn't going to be loved by all, but feared instead......sigh.........and I now and then still think about that cute lil' son of a bltch....and I miss him ("Joe") to this day...
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    Be it at breakfast with pickles, or whatever fancy it tickles....Stoli: always correct.


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    So they made a movie on me ?
    This guy looks okay, not nearly as revoltingly handsome as me, but will do.

    Can I ask them for royalties?
     
  5. Mike Bulgakov

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    Since you are the Pablo Escobar of eggplant trafficking, you should probably maintain a low profile.
     
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    That's such a waste of a ridiculously handsome face and a fantastic body when I could be a movie star bringing joy into the hearts of all the lonely women the world over. But I'll go with your advice.
     
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    Being an international film star is a very clever cover for your eggplant smuggling operation, Sentinel. Also, your polar bear friend seems to intimidate your advisories.
     
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    As I hide thirty bottles of Stolichnaya in my Burberry coat, I notice that Mr. Lemurov's chicks and kids are everywhere, as it is ILC's "Mac and cheese, lemurs eat free night." i hope nobody notices the clanking of Stolichnaya bottles as I leave the Bistro.
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    Everyone turns a deaf ear to the sound of bottles in Mike's bag, and waves goodbye to him.

    The remaining patrons split the tab of thirty bottles. Just another day at the Bistro.
     
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    H A P P Y ~ B I R T H D A Y ~ I L C !!!

    [size=+1]Happy Birthday Kumquat![/size]


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    Thank you so much my Beloved! I awoke this morning with little Snuggles meowing "happy birthday mamma" in my ear.

    My gf's took me out Sunday, for an oyster rich brunch. We drove to the restaurant in rain mixed with ice. After several courses of oysters we saw, out the widow, that it was snowing! We had a lovely lunch course afterwards, but we had to put a hold on the alcohol. We all had to drive home.

    On Tuesday a very close friend and I went to a wonderful Italian restaurant for dinner. This joint is in a mini strip mall, right next to a gas station. They make fresh pasta and we love their food. After a lovely dinner, we had an extra glass of wine, some gelato, and profiteroles.

    We came back to my house, had a few more glasses of wine and she got "up close and personal" with my sweet little kitty that she'll be taking care of while I'm gone.

    Very hard to believe that my birthday came on a day when the temp was 60's and no rain! Thanks for remembering me, Beloved
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  12. Mike Bulgakov

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    I raise my pint of Stolichnaya to the two on the ceiling fan! The lemur and LPV are drunk in the lounge.
     
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    Thanks Mikey.....Comrade Lemurovic and Comrade LPV.....ILC is grateful for your friendship
     
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    Wish you a very happy birthday, ILC. And a great year ahead.

    I am celebrating your birthday with Babaganoush.
     
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    Senti, this little Italian place serves the BEST eggplant appetizer. They do it as a timbale, a stacked version in the sweetest sauce you can imagine. It's so damn good. I have it every time we go. My friend had mussels with white beans. I've never tasted mussels that were so sweet! For my main course I had swordfish that must have been poached in rosemary rich olive oil. So moist, served over very yummy spinach. They make their own gelato and the chocolate is soooooo good. Quite a great meal. The first time we went there we thought someone was playing a joke on us. It's in a tiny strip mall, with a gas station on 1 side and a tire shop on the other. On weekends, there is a line out the door and on a Tuesday night, the place was still 3/4 full. Amazing food! The service is very very good. I am working my way through the menu. Good grief, I'm making myself hungry again!
     
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    ILC enters the Bistro. Making sure that everything is ok. I;ve dropped my car off at the dealership for some checkups. Making sure that everything is ok. I'll be leaving for the land of "men in kilts" next week. Will once again be traveling with my good friends, Albannach. Here is another video of one of their performances. Hoping the linkworks.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=HZENB9BJHco
     
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    Have a great time in the Land of Quilts, ilc. Hope you will keep us updated from there.
     
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    Have a great time, ILC. Marat and the lemur are drinking Stolichnaya at the bar, and suggest you avoid pub brawls, but make sure you win if you get involved! Also, they would prefer that you bring them back quality single malt whisky than kilts and haggis.
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  19. Sentinel

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    ilc, also tell us how the eggplant scene is in Scotland. My assessment of Scotland depends squarely on that!
     
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    Will do Senti. When I was last there, 2012, there was none offered on any of the menus at the places I was visiting. They are a country very rich in leeks, potatoes and salmon though.

    Mikey, of course I will be bringing back quality single malt for myself and for the Bistro, but will still be bringing back 2 little kilts. Can you just imagine LPV and the lemur in kilts? Not sure if I can find little sporrans, but they really don't need them. Take it easy on the Stoli while I'm gone, ok?
     
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    meow?

    ^^^
    Kumquat, just curious: what's the name of your kitty cat?
     
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    Pay attention, dear Dedans, when your Kumquat speaks to you :D
     
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    Begging your pardon Kumquat, I was caught spellbound in the mesmerizing grip of your prepossessing peepers my beloved ….. "Snuggles" was but a background murmur. Assuredly I will never struggle-with-Snuggles again my incandescent flower of loveliness.

    Now, where were we? ……..ummmmmmmmmm ……………………
     
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    Haha, good call Senti!

    BTW, think Alba might make a grand new place to expand your empire:)
     
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    Update for Senti. Just spoke with my friend that lives in Glasgow. He informed me that the Scots, like the English, LOVE Indian food. Apparently there are quite a few Indian restaurants in Glasgow and Edinburgh, as well as some of the larger towns. Since I've been visiting mostly historical sites, I hadn't realized that this was an eggplant rich environment! Think this would be a fine place for you to expand your, uh, business;)

    Leaving Saturday. Will report more when I return!
     
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    A year or two back when i had just got an HD TV, i used to put it on the channel showing the Scottish Open (Golf). I have no idea of Golf, I'd just ogle the greenery and the sea nearby.
     
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    There is also some absolutely gorgeous scenery in western Ireland, near Killarney area. Saw a few links courses there that were really breath taking. Wild and beautiful. Think you should visit both countries.

    Am getting excited. I leave Saturday morning!!
     
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    *Strolls in thru the doors to the bistro*

    Hello folks!

    *Drops all the ice hockey coaching gear in a big pile on the floor and heads for the bar*

    Finally - end of season. Now back to the tennis world again! Bartender - I really could use a dram of some nice scotch. Got some?
     
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    Peter, congratulations on your success coaching the hockey team. ILC made a trip to Scotland to replenish the Bistro single malt supply. The remaining supply is currently free, as all the proprietresses are away. Do CC and Fee still post here?
     
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    ILC left a big pan of eggplant parmesan for LPV, the lemur, and I in the Bistro lounge, for when we watch today's matches from Roland Garros.

    Where's Sentinel? Dedans is on the ceiling fan having a whirl with ILC. I grab a bottle of Stolichnaya and await the matches.
     
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    I just ran out to Trader Joe's to get a wheelbarrow full of crushed red chillies for the eggplant parmesan.

    I left a little aside for those of you who can't stomach hot food. Meanwhile, Samantha Stolichnaya has trouble holding serve.
     
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    Mmmmm, what a good batch of eggplant! Have started carrying a new single malt here at the Bistro. It's Oban, 14 years old. Was there several years ago. Very smooth. Me likey:)
     
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    I, being a big man of Ian Rankin and his fictional Edinburgh homicide detective John Rebus, highly recommend two of his single malts:

    Laphroaig in all their varieties will remind you much of your Oban. An Islay origin and very peaty as a result

    Highland Park from Orkney, a bit smoother due to sherry casking and that very northern water from the Orkneys.

    A few drams of the HP and DP will not come down from the fan!
     
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    Yum, that's one 14 year old that you don't have to be Bill Tilden to enjoy.

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    Asylum on Islay...the Roman Polanski memoirs!
     
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    The Bistro telly has the Sherrypova vs Stoli match.

    Senti and Mike are fighting over the remote. Mike wants to keep his eyes pinned on Stoli but Senti wants to have a look at Muguruza (sp?) (on the other channel) whom the forum has been talking so much about.
     
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    Thanks for input. I'm not really a scotch lover but from time to time.....
    Sherry casking sounds more to my liking. I don't care for the heavy peat. I don't like oaked wines either. Oh well....there you go.


    Senti, no need to fight with Mikey over the remote. You can always watch your match of choice on my laptop via my subscription to tennis tv. I will be using it myself tomorrow. Got to watch the Verdasco Murray match:)
     
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    Darn, just had a shock. Dedans banned yet again !

    How does he manage it ?
     
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    Oh my. I knew he had received "the warning". You know our dearest Dedans. He just can't help himself when he sees ******baggery or knuckleheadedness He sees it as his duty to stir the pot. Hope the ban will just be temporary and that The Senator may intervene.
     
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    I wonder what tiny legume de cerveau pushed the button firmly and often enough to release the inner dedanic demon.

    First FOD, now this. Well, at least we will always have sureshs.
     
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    Raising a glass to DP, a man who lives sincerely, abhors evil and fights it valiantly and with skill. When they ban him, they know he is right. They just cannot make exceptions to the policies.

    Here's hoping he returns quickly and never loses his surgical ability to fight evil and duly thwart guidos, schmucks and phonies.
     
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    I must admit a few times the receipt of his needle has seemed almost painless...a tiny prique, a mellow burn and off to never neverland. Does he dabble in anesthesiology?
     
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    I agree, SBHC. His hilarious posts make this forum far more entertaining. Hopefully, it will be a short ban.
     
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    I'm thinking of the Keyser Soze's of TT delirium that DP possibly could have put the needle to once too harshly. A little creep from CA jumps out to the lead, IMO.
     
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    Not to worry boys. Spoke with my most Beloved yesterday. Tis a very short ban. He'll be back tomorrow with sharpened tongue firmly planted in cheek!
     
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    So the lemur can put his plans for selling "Free Dedans" t-shirts on hold?
     
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    Got my magic marker out so I can "X" out "Dedans" and fill in "stringertom". This might be real bail money I'll need tonight if I don't get proper redress of grievance mentioned on "annoyed" thread!

    Look for the Nick Nolte doppelgänger mug shot but my H&M Berd shirt didn't come in yet so I'm in Fila yellow.
     
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    Hmmmm, suggest you go ahead and get them printed. You know this won't be the last ban. He'll be ready to go right away next time! Quite the little entrepreneur our little Lemur is turning out to be. I credit Mikey's influence.
     
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    Now the lemur can concentrate on printing "Free Stoli" coupons, emblazoned with the Bistro logo, for me.
     
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    Getting over my stupidity of never opening this thread in my four years on the board. Nice club here many of my acquaintances have made for themselves! Someone may fill me in on what I've missed if he's nice to a fellow pooch pal. Reminds me a bit of Rebus' Oxford Bar where an old grumpy murder detective could and did rub shoulders with the widest variety of Edinburghians (?...if Rankin or Batz were here, I could remove that ?-mark).

    Legs are going up for the night to resume the pedicab saga tomorrow. Dogs got bathed, laundry done and a bit of shopping finished. Tonight I'll sleep (fingers crossed) in deepest comfort for the last week and finish the marathon on a high note.

    Ate at an Indian restaurant last night after riding two chaps from the subcontinent there for their dinner. The owner approached me just days ago to help bring guests in. I explained a pair of women had told me a bad review was circulating on the 'net and I couldn't overcome their objection bcoz I had never eaten there. Sadly, I was not very impressed last night, even though the guy bought my dinner...kinda C minus quality. Not like the Bistro, eh (that's for OP! Where is she?)?

    Gonna try hard to make do re mi for affording tennis game and tasty Scotch, dog grooming and an occasional night away from the normally abnormal that has become routine.
     

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