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Submitted by John Dantzler on Mon, 05/16/2016 - 5:15pm.
Hello wonderful friends,
Some tips for any prospective hosts: Our best venue was probably Thirsty Fellow. You might look into setting up there. Either that or the back room at Delaney's. This is also where the Young Democrats social group meets (or met) on Wednesday evenings. You may want to check in there to network or recruit. Unlike me, you should find a venue and stick with it, then put a listing in Free Times again. I could never settle on a venue and thus never did do this. Hopefully, you don't have celiac disease and won't have the venue problems that I did.
Again, thanks, best wishes and all the love in the world to you all. I am easy to find. My name is John M. Dantzler and I even look like my profile picture on Facebook. If you want another get-together on Tuesdays, Mark Rapp's Freeway Music Open Mic, also at Delaney's, runs roughly monthly until September. The next one is a week from Tuesday. I expect to be there; hope you will, too.
Submitted by John Dantzler on Mon, 05/09/2016 - 3:53pm.
See? I told you! I'm reconsidering whether there is any point to continuing this. I am leaning towards No. I expect that there will be one last blow out meeting, soon. It would be nice if you could attend. If anyone has any interest in this club continuing, now would be an outstanding time to say so.
Submitted by John Dantzler on Mon, 05/02/2016 - 2:00pm.
This is as good a time as any to mention it. Obviously attendance has been off for years. I like to think that it doesn't reflect on me (nor on previous hosts) but more on the "Ding Dong! 43 is gone!" effect of President Obama's successful administration. However, if I've done anybody wrong, rubbed anyone the wrong way or otherwise been a douche, I do certainly apologize. I mention it not just with the idea of luring people back but mostly because we're probably coming up on some changes. At this moment I don't have anything definite in mind, but Tamara and I would like to do some traveling. So weekly meetings are not likely in the cards for too much longer unless somebody new wants to step forward and be the new host. Do reply if you'd like to try. It's really fun!
Speaking of really fun, come out to Harambe Tuesday evening. We'll be planning our field trip to the Holy Land Experience in Florida! (Oh we will not, but do come out anyway.) I so hope to see you!
Submitted by John Dantzler on Mon, 04/25/2016 - 2:07pm.
Submitted by John Dantzler on Mon, 04/18/2016 - 3:44pm.
Greetings from the little club that isn't there
Same goes for this Saturday at ifART (which you do NOT want to misspell) Gallery where there will be excellent jazz featuring Mars Williams, Tim Daisy, and a third outstanding artist whose name escapes me. Look for further details on Facebook (including our own FB page); there isn't an Event set up yet, so I'm unsure of details. But it's definitely a can't miss, another hot show from our friend Ross and his friends in Chicago.
Just so you know, Persis Biryani Indian Grill was outstanding last week, but they do not have a supper buffet yet. Nor do they have any Mexican items on the menu, although they did bring out chips and salsa. The big screen TV was just showing basketball but the Bollywood music over the PA was terrific. Do give them a chance.
Do come see us next week at Harambe, when we'll have lots to talk about like the New York results and hopefully guests of honor. I look forward to it and hope that you do, too.
Submitted by John Dantzler on Mon, 04/11/2016 - 12:28pm.
Submitted by John Dantzler on Mon, 04/04/2016 - 3:11pm.
Thinking is hard! You'd think I was in love or something! Apologies on two points. Jim and Ann aren't moving to Asheville until MAY 1, not April. I always suspected that people weren't reading these emails; I didn't realize that one of those people was me! Point two is that phoning is also hard! I forgot to call Harambe again to request GF injera. Thus we're returning to Pho Viet Tuesday. Hey, by local standards it's practically winter again! So this is probably appropriate. Next week I bet we're at Harambe unless it's REALLY nice. Then it might be time to give El Burrito a tryout, don't you think? In the meantime, enjoy Square Day, you cool cats, and I very much hope to see you at Pho Viet Tuesday evening, where we can monitor events in Wisconsin, or just slurp soup and talk about politics. The best! Come on down!
Submitted by John Dantzler on Mon, 03/28/2016 - 4:22pm.
Unless plans have changed, this will be the last meeting before Jim and Ann move off to Asheville. I can't guarantee they'll be at the meeting (since moving takes a lot of pre-planning and packing) but it's probably your last chance to see them for a while. Best of everything, you two, and I hope you'll come back and visit often.
I hear that Senator Sanders had a big weekend! If you're feeling the Bern and want to talk about it, come on out! If you're peeved about gas prices and want to talk about it, come on out! (You'll LOVE the explanation for the latest round of price hikes! (he said with a trace of sarcasm)) If you just inherited a million dollars and want to share, come on out! We'd love to see you regardless.
Submitted by John Dantzler on Mon, 03/21/2016 - 4:51pm.
My sweetheart Tamara will be unlikely to join us due to midterm exams, so absolutely do NOT bring rotgut, hookers and blow. Ixnay on the ookers-hay! Thank you for your cooperation.
Submitted by John Dantzler on Mon, 03/14/2016 - 12:37pm.
Hello you wonderful people,
As the Village People used to say, HEY! HEY! HEY HEY HEY! We have discovered that there is a Jamaican bar and grill, Forest Island Bar and Grill on Forest Drive quite near where Tamara lives. It might be the ideal venue. We haven't stopped in yet, but if anyone has any ideas or suggestions, they would be welcome. Judging from the pictures online, it looks really neat inside. AND there are jerk wings on the menu. Just a thought. (But come see us at Harambe in the meantime!)
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