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Submitted by John Dantzler on Mon, 08/24/2015 - 3:30pm.
Hello beautiful people,
All not attending that meeting should turn up at Pho Viet for Slurping Liberally. Those who went to a Bernie rally or rallies are particularly welcome to come along and talk about it. Brownies likely will be available free to a good home. Come on!
Submitted by John Dantzler on Mon, 08/17/2015 - 4:26pm.
Hello great ones,
So I'm still here. But I feel a lot better about it. Oddly, I think what most makes me want to stop being host is what a pain breathing any life in the Facebook page is. This is fully a reflection on Facebook, but if you can drop around and Like the Columbia SC DL Facebook page (or if you have already, unlike it and like it again), that might help. It's a pain to all concerned that I have to tag everybody individually for anyone to see my posts there at all. I am, as ever, open to suggestions.
Pho Viet is a delightful venue, but like Los Bellos Portales has no liquor, only beer and wine. So we probably ought to think about a more barry spot. I keep thinking about trying Thirsty Fellow again. Your thoughts, again, are welcome.
Regardless, come out Tuesday to Pho Viet. Maybe we'll have some YDs along!
Submitted by John Dantzler on Mon, 08/10/2015 - 1:54pm.
Hello wonderful people,
So if you want to renew old acquaintanceships, or if you haven't met me and want to make a new one, this would be the time to do it. Plus there might be banana muffins. Also the pho is really boss. Also we can make fun of Donald Trump. Come on!
Submitted by John Dantzler on Mon, 08/03/2015 - 3:47pm.
Hello beautiful people
As to less fun stuff, I've never hidden that DL under my hostship has never been a success. I think I've banged my head against this particular brick wall for a few years too many already. You all desperately need another, better host. One who isn't celiac would be an immediate improvement, since I can't really order anything at most of the places that would be the best DL venues. We're going to be at Uncle Maddio's this week one more time before the student deluge arrives. You should come; it's really good and big fun. In future, until somebody steps up to be a new host, I will continue sending these emails and being some place specific on Tuesdays at 7:15ish, probably either Pho Viet in Five Points or Good Life Cafe on Main Street. But I think it would be best and more or less beg that I be relieved. Throwing a party that nobody comes to stopped being fun many, many, many long months ago.
Submitted by John Dantzler on Mon, 07/27/2015 - 3:45pm.
Hello dear ones,
I really really really think you should come out to Los Bellos Portales Tuesday because we're really nice, the food's magnificent, there are telenovelas, I may remember to make and bring banana muffins, I might introduce you to Frogula (I am not making that up), you can easily score a lot of CD racks (I switched to shelves) and you'll just dig the heck out of it. The address on the business card is 9313 Two Notch but the address on Google (and the cash register tape) is 108 Columbia Northeast Dr. A. Your phone will bring you; it's quite near the neighborhood (but not the high school) called Spring Valley, in the strip called Fortune Square with Racks and Kiki's Chicken and Waffles. The pernil (roast pork) is to die for. Don't miss it!
Submitted by John Dantzler on Mon, 07/20/2015 - 11:59am.
Hello beautiful people,
Thrilled to see that the KKKowards from out of state are gone already and hoping that they don't come back. Tickled that Trump is so intent on destroying his own candidacy that he's attacking McCain for being an ex-POW. Come out and discuss these or other matters, or just to try the pernil. Come on!
Submitted by John Dantzler on Mon, 07/13/2015 - 12:44pm.
I was pleasantly surprised how quickly the General Assembly brought down the flag. I would be more inclined to award points had they done so without a state senator and eight of his churchgoers being murdered. However, they did the right thing for a change, and Nikki Haley showed leadership instead of vetoship for a change, and all are to be saluted. Now to tell the cowards (or if you prefer, KKKowards) in sheets to go home.
Of course we should have our Bastille Day meeting at a French restaurant, but the town isn't exactly overflowing with them, and particularly not French bars or cafes. Los Bellos Portales is almost perfectly delightful, however, and you can toast La France with sangria. Their pernil (roast pork) may be the best thing you ever try. You should come try it. Hope to see you Tuesday!
Submitted by John Dantzler on Mon, 07/06/2015 - 12:59pm.
This, we hope, is the week that the General Assembly finally does the right thing and takes down the battle flag from the State House grounds. Keeping up the pressure is a good thing, though. Here's the Post-Courier's survey of legislators' views on the issue: http://www.postandcourier.com/apps/pbcs.dll/dcce?Site=CP&Date=20150622&Category=StaticPages&Module=15&Class=15&Type=StaticPages&ID=432782
Submitted by John Dantzler on Mon, 06/29/2015 - 2:57pm.
I've heard requests from attendees that we try meeting toward the northeast end of town. So let's try out Pho Viet on Decker Boulevard. It's consistently delightful, friendly, comparatively quiet, and serves beer and wine. Come on out; you'll like it!
I, uh, wish I could say something intelligent about Supreme Court actions of the past week. Grinning like an idiot is the best I can do. Obamacare is here to stay, same sex marriage is legal everywhere except in parts of Texas, Alabama and Kentucky where they're unclear on the meaning of the word "supreme"-- and Scalia led the fight against three strikes you're out laws. Granted, it was for a white supremacist, but still. We can definitely talk about it.
So come see us at Pho Viet Tuesday. (If you don't, I'll move it to a Jamaican place next week.) Come on!
Submitted by John Dantzler on Mon, 06/22/2015 - 12:51pm.
I haven't heard any suggestions about moving to the northeast, so let's do Uncle Maddio's again. I had another northeasty thought, which was the Pho Viet on Decker and a highly northwesty thought, Delhi Palace, where the food is good and the beer is relatively cheap. Holler back if either of these have appeal or if you have any other suggestions or if you just want to holler back. But as for this Tuesday, I so hope to see you at Uncle Maddio's. Come on down!
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