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when are you having me and Conne over?

You're welcome anytime. I'd rather gnaw my own foot off at the ankle than have Conne over.
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ps, Pio... I'm also sitting out this November.

I have no choice as only citizens can register to vote so I couldn't for the November elections.
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You're welcome anytime. I'd rather gnaw my own foot off at the ankle than have Conne over.

Conne would happily gnaw at your appendages.


And to keep somewhat on topic, there is currently a "scandal" going on with the chief of staff of the NYC mayor's wife (her boyfriend is a felon/cop hater etc). Her chief of staff makes $170,000/yr. Why in the world does the wife of a mayor need a 170K a year chief of staff??? That should be the scandal. That also means that there is a "staff", why????? How many people are needed to schedule her visits to schools and other nonsense?
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Rach, I have a question you might be uniquely qualified to answer. My best friend lives in Lexington, and I'm going to try to make it up for the spring races at Keeneland. I'm usually a seersucker-after-Easter guy, but that is justified by the fact that I live so far South. What is the protocol up in Kentucky? If I attend a race after Easter, am I alright to don my rumply blue and white, or is the Bluegrass Commonwealth more of a "hey, pal, let's wait 'til it's a little closer to Memorial Day" kind of place?

I've seriously already started pondering this, and it's over six months away.
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So you're dying of Ebola. No, you can't try those new drugs, they haven't been approved by Lisa the FDA approver yet. You have to die.
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Rach, I have a question you might be uniquely qualified to answer. My best friend lives in Lexington, and I'm going to try to make it up for the spring races at Keeneland. I'm usually a seersucker-after-Easter guy, but that is justified by the fact that I live so far South. What is the protocol up in Kentucky? If I attend a race after Easter, am I alright to don my rumply blue and white, or is the Bluegrass Commonwealth more of a "hey, pal, let's wait 'til it's a little closer to Memorial Day" kind of place?

I've seriously already started pondering this, and it's over six months away.

Heading up for the Blue-Grass Stakes? Keeneland is absolutely gorgeous. Spent too much money there in college. ha. Hopefully the construction for the BC won't be an issue. I am planning to go to the BC in late October there.

FWIW, i think it really depends on the weather which can be all over the place. IMO the safe date is the Derby to me. But if is 90 degrees and sunny, my rule can be broken. (Full disclosure: I haven't been back to KY since I left school many years ago before horse racing became popular again.)
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Rach, I have a question you might be uniquely qualified to answer. My best friend lives in Lexington, and I'm going to try to make it up for the spring races at Keeneland. I'm usually a seersucker-after-Easter guy, but that is justified by the fact that I live so far South. What is the protocol up in Kentucky? If I attend a race after Easter, am I alright to don my rumply blue and white, or is the Bluegrass Commonwealth more of a "hey, pal, let's wait 'til it's a little closer to Memorial Day" kind of place?

I've seriously already started pondering this, and it's over six months away.

I'm much further west than Lexington... so my knowledge of race fashion is rather limited. My hunch tells me betwixt Easter and Derby most people wear pastels and thicker cottons (like khakis). Seersucker, like linen, seems to be more for the humid months which start in these parts around June. It can sometimes still be quite chilly in early spring (even sometimes getting snow at the end of march).
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I'm much further west than Lexington... so my knowledge of race fashion is rather limited. My hunch tells me betwixt Easter and Derby most people wear pastels and thicker cottons (like khakis). Seersucker, like linen, seems to be more for the humid months which start in these parts around June. It can sometimes still be quite chilly in early spring (even sometimes getting snow at the end of march).


A Murray State man?
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A Murray State man?

Yep, born and raised in wildly exciting Murray. wink.gif Couldn't wait to get the hell out of here for College/Grad School, but now in my old age am realizing the joys of a small town with affordable land prices. smile.gif
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We crackers keep this country from turning itself into Cambodia. Unfortunately, the influx of yankee refugees, fleeing from union corruption and communist totalitarianism of the North, to our fair land will soon turn our electoral votes blue.

lol8[1].gif Earlier this year I had a chance to buy a small summer place back near my hometown in Kentucky. I had the best summer of my life. I bought a truck. I have a weedeater. My 80 year old neighbor brings me "dinner" (which means lunch in the south) when she cooks catfish. I planted crate myrtles. I own a shotgun. Life is good.


ps, Pio... I'm also sitting out this November.

butbut.gif Pickup truck and a shotgun? What happened to you? lol8[1].gif
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Pio, you or anybody else watching the Nobels? Patrick Modiano won the Lit Prize. Who?

Exactly.

I'm an admitted obscure book snob... and I had no clue who the dude was. Same thing happened in 2011 when Tommy Transformer won. I was glad to see Alice Munro last year... but that Philip Roth or Joyce Carol Oates haven't won yet is beyond me. Maybe if they weren't from Freedom they'd have won by now.

People keep wanting Haruki Murakami to win... which is lame. He's written the same book 14 times. It's like when Ayn Rand keeps winning lists of "best novels of the century." lol8[1].gif If Murakami wins before Roth... I'm never reading another book... ever.
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People keep wanting Haruki Murakami to win... which is lame. He's written the same book 14 times. It's like when Ayn Rand keeps winning lists of "best novels of the century." lol8[1].gif If Murakami wins before Roth... I'm never reading another book... ever.

Sounds like how many of us felt when ABBA was inducted into the Rock and Roll HOF when Rush had not even been nominated yet.
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Sounds like how many of us felt when ABBA was inducted into the Rock and Roll HOF when Rush had not even been nominated yet.

lol8[1].gif Those Swedes stick with their own.

Murakami does better the FEWER books of his you read. The first few you read are like a breath of fresh air; you've never read anything quite like them. Unfortunately, you like them so much you want to read more. I've read all his stuff in both English and Japanese... it was a mistake. He is one of the most limited in theme, limited in scope, repetitive, and poorly edited authors alive. When the second half of his hefty novels don't even come close to tying up any loose ends, po-mo (non-Japanese speaking) lit critics say how amazing and cool it is and the craft of a master. Then you realize that it was just that he didn't edit the last half of the book and they rushed it into publication because anything new from Murakami in Japan will sell like gangbusters.

Quoth Raymond Chandler (when asked about the chauffer in "The Big Sleep")... "Oh, him? I totally forgot about him." (or something like that)
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So you're dying of Ebola. No, you can't try those new drugs, they haven't been approved by Lisa the FDA approver yet. You have to die.

Welcome to AIDS in the 80s and 90s?
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Pio, you or anybody else watching the Nobels? Patrick Modiano won the Lit Prize. Who?

Exactly.

I'm an admitted obscure book snob... and I had no clue who the dude was. Same thing happened in 2011 when Tommy Transformer won. I was glad to see Alice Munro last year... but that Philip Roth or Joyce Carol Oates haven't won yet is beyond me. Maybe if they weren't from Freedom they'd have won by now.

People keep wanting Haruki Murakami to win... which is lame. He's written the same book 14 times. It's like when Ayn Rand keeps winning lists of "best novels of the century." lol8[1].gif If Murakami wins before Roth... I'm never reading another book... ever.

Murakami is easily digested but rather pleasant, well the 2 I've read. Le Clezio, Tournier and Modiano are blech, two of 'em got the Nobel prize and Tournier was quite a contender this year. Prizes in the arts just plain don't mean shit, although it was funny when Jelinek won cause she has so many detractors (and writes cool stuff).
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