The Saratogan Night Out

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    1. Heh thanks my wonderful lady! She is one of my favourites and that movie is right at the top of the list. BM …indeed Adi has to chase him up 😉 But our friend from North Lawrence, the place I mentioned up near the border of Canada, has invited us to go have a go at his kind of life. I am thinking we might just land up there one day. I don’t know if it is quite up BM’s alley though 😛

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  1. I now have TS Eliot’s ‘Lovesong of J Alfred Prufrock’ rattling through my brain ‘in the room the women come and go, talking of Michelangelo’ …. I loved this ramble and I want that chef!

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    1. Thank you Osyth 🙂 Then you must check out the restaurant Fäviken. His name is Magnus Nilsson and he offers 32-course menus at Fäviken. You have no choice about what what you will eat when you land up there though, to be warned beforehand.
      I was narrating it to Adi when he called the other day from work and he could not wait to hang up! That refrain…the imagery of the yellow fog and the yellow smoke…everything about it gets me too. xx

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      1. I once tried memorizing the yellow fog crawling stanza because I like the imagery so much. Obviously my memory fails me. Ugh, I’d just love to be back in college taking courses in literature!

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      2. OK – you’ve really gone and done it now! I’ve just checked it out and it’s gone straight into the top ten on my bucket list with a BULLET!!! I have to go there. There is no option. It is a singular must. And the rooms are all booked until June 2018 …. now to nag the husband!!! Xx

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      3. They are? It has retained its popularity with the niche crowd then. As you bullet your way there, I shall bolster courage to give into Adi’s demands one day and get ready for ‘rektun mat’ or real food as Nilsson calls it 🙂 I will wait to hear about your experience in the mean time. xx

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      1. Hello iwannabealady …. I’m glad to have jogged that thought. I am going to sit in the garden and read it out loud and hope my French neighbors appreciate all I do for them!!

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  2. I once spent my entire lunch break taking photographs of the squirrels that filled the trees around my workplace. They are one of my favorite creatures. I think it’s great the way that you interact with your environment. You are truly a journalist, always seeking the story, adding rich details, bringing a scene to life. Even the bouncer stomping to end the couples restroom visit, haha. Thanks for the My Cousin Vinny clip. That movie never gets old. It will live forever!

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    1. I can imagine you tiptoeing around them, trying to get their colossal adorableness on the camera. Hehe, thanks Lyz, you are sweet. Sometimes I am observant, sometimes I am too absent-minded really. The bouncer later told me that he was routing out drugs stashed into the toilet!
      My Cousin Vinny…I think I need to watch it again and chortle along. xx

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  3. Ha, I’m here in Portland, Oregon with my daughter. The neighbor came last night and mentione that one squirrel was electrocuted. A lot of squirrels running around this time of the year. I know what you’re saying when with the guys. I tried to join them for a glass of wine, but I couldn’t keep it up. Even with one glass, my husband has to help me finish it. My alcohol tolerance is very low. You seemed to have a enjoyable evening!!

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  4. A redneck game hunter?……Yes, I would need a drink afterwards too! 😉 Great observational blogpost! You read people very well. Loved the My Cousin Vinny clip. Always very funny! – Neek

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  5. Sorry to hear you’ve been under the weather. The sniffles appear to have come early this year (already suffered them myself). Maybe that portends a rough Winter to come? ? Anyway, your comment about the female bartender reminded of an old George Carlin line: One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor. ?

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    1. I have not listened to George Carlin yet. Am I missing out? The line goes with her, yeah. Now only if I knew of it then.
      I keep hearing about the rough winters here so I am wondering and asking the winter god to bring its worst foot forward. Let me see if I can deal with it 😉
      Thank you, I am tired of being cooped up at home two days in a row! Ghastly thing has turned into a fever that makes the legs shake like jelly but I am determined to get out today and shake off the cobwebs gathering in the mind.

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      1. Carlin is quite clever. And he loves language, so I’d be surprised if you you didn’t find him interesting.
        As for Winter, you may get what you wish. Last year we skipped it. This year we may get a double dose.
        And look on the bright side: when one catches the flu or a bad cold early, normally the immune system is primed to fend off whatever else comes the rest of the season. Pay to play. ?

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      2. Whoa! My punchline for the season rests right there 🙂 He does not believe anything that the government tells him. A gem. I thought he was a musician, now I see he is a stand-up comedian! Even better. Thanks for the laughs. I needed it. xx

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  6. You are such an adventuresome girl! And an ear for dialog, an eye for setting description. Thanks, Dippy-Dotty Girl! – it looks like it was fairly warm outside on the patios, has it started to get cold and stormy there yet?

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      1. Oh! Thank you for the hug, Dippy-Dotty Girl! Was needed today. I asked about the cold because here in the Seattle area we had a giant wind-and-rain storm yesterday, but earlier in the month it was oddly temperate and even warm, which is not what usually happens. Usually at the start of October we have a sudden wham! of rain and wind – almost like clockwork when Oct. 1 comes. So I was thinking of the storm we are having when I read your post! 🙂

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      2. Ah, yes I did hear about the storm from my SIL when we caught up yesterday briefly. It was the mother of all storms I believe. But well maybe peace reigns today… And the peace after a storm is so peaceful, ain’t it? We are having sunny days and blues skies for the moment in New Jersey 🙂 I am sending some of these vibes your way. xx

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