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Submitted by John Dantzler on Mon, 12/09/2013 - 2:27pm.
Wellie wellie well, my droogs,
We were glad to meet and I was glad to remeet Sara Damewood. If any of you want to help out her efforts to move immigration reform forward (towards the goal of the DREAM Act), reply to this email and I'll put you and her in contact. If we can ever find a quiet enough meeting place, I'll probably ask her to give us a presentation on the immigration situation.
For those who asked, Dad did get his pacemaker. He's still a bit stressed out from the hospital stay, but should be better on balance, or at least will be soon. Thanks for your good wishes and especially for specific reassurances from Claire and Debbie. Helped a lot!
So come on down to the Publick House for Drinking Liberally Tuesday! A merry time is guaranteed for all!
Submitted by John Dantzler on Sat, 12/07/2013 - 10:53am.
Our regular venue, Hair of the Dog Tavern, lost its liquor license. This should be a temporary situation, hopefully to be resolved soon, but it's been two weeks now. Thus, in order not to confuse folks surfing in, I've changed our venue to the Publick House right next door. I'll change it back when HotD reopens, or if that doesn't happen, I'll make further efforts to talk to Publick House staff about making the move official. (Earlier this year when I wanted to meet there, I could never get any response from management.) Anyway, this didn't seem to merit putting out an extra email, but I just wanted to clarify, again mainly for folks who might be surfing in.
Submitted by John Dantzler on Mon, 12/02/2013 - 4:54pm.
Hello wonderful ones:
As of this writing, I haven't heard anything about Hair of the Dog getting their liquor license back. Jak said it's just a matter of paperwork and time. I guess it'll be a little more time. But the Publick House has gotten over the idea that their back room (where we met for years) should be reserved only for groups who would pay for it in advance. (Or at least they didn't throw us out when we sat down there, and were very cordial.) So for this week at least, we'll be back at the Publick House. So if you've been missing it, come on down!
I hope this came out in English and everything. Dad is getting his pacemaker Wednesday morning. If anyone has experience or knowledge of this procedure and can provide reassurance that it's easy, quick and straightforward, now would be a good time to say so. I started feeling a lot better about it when Dad said he was having one "inserted," which sounds a LOT gentler than the kind of surgery that I had been envisioning. Anyway, I'm likely to be in the mood for a MAJOR celebration any time after Wednesday, after it all turns out to be easy and painless. Stand by.
In the meantime, I hope very much to see you Tuesday evening at the Publick House. Call it Throwback Tuesday!
Submitted by John Dantzler on Tue, 11/26/2013 - 2:18pm.
Hi beautiful people:
Submitted by John Dantzler on Mon, 11/25/2013 - 3:06pm.
This is it! This is the night! Drinking Liberally AND Irish music at Hair of the Dog, this time Trivia free! (I can't guarantee it will be lower-case trivia free; after all I'M going to be there!:)) Be there! Do not miss it! Hell, pretend you don't know us, I don't care, come down anyway. The Irish musicians are awesome and deserve an audience, and you'll enjoy the heck out of it. Bring your well-behaved and/or accordion-playing dog. (Everybody knows cats play fiddle, but Zak didn't invite them. Smart man!) Really, seriously, for real: don't miss it!
As another big plus, as I've mentioned, the Irish musicians are actually quieter than the recorded music that usually plays, so if you want to come and discuss Columbia's strong mayor vote coming up in a week, that would also be a good idea. AND you'll have terrific incidental music to inspire your thinking.
Meanwhile, single payer has come to Vermont. The revolution had to start somewhere. Congratulations Green Mountain State! (It's a birthday gesture for you, Keith!)
They've rearranged the tables a bit at HotD, but since the Irish musicians like the low tables, we'll probably be at one or more of the high tables. Hopefully, there are enough of us to spill over to the bar. Also I'll probably bring kickbutt cookies again. Also, did I mention there's Irish music? Come on down!
Dad Monday doctor's appointments and concomitant early emailings are coming so frequently that I won't mention it anymore. If you get an early email, just assume that that's the reason. This one is actually a little... worrying. We go to the cardiologist to see if Dad needs a pacemaker. Your warm wishes are most welcome. (And ANOTHER reason to come out to DL Tuesday is hopefully to hear some good news!)
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