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BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!

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katlaughing 13 Oct 10 - 01:20 AM
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Micca 13 Oct 10 - 09:42 AM
Morticia 13 Oct 10 - 11:19 AM
My guru always said 13 Oct 10 - 11:35 AM
Becca72 13 Oct 10 - 02:02 PM
Tinker 13 Oct 10 - 03:04 PM
SINSULL 13 Oct 10 - 03:24 PM
Micca 13 Oct 10 - 03:29 PM
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Micca 14 Oct 10 - 12:33 PM
KT 14 Oct 10 - 02:07 PM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 14 Oct 10 - 03:53 PM
My guru always said 14 Oct 10 - 05:20 PM
Morticia 14 Oct 10 - 05:41 PM
KT 14 Oct 10 - 11:48 PM
Richard Bridge 15 Oct 10 - 03:17 AM
My guru always said 15 Oct 10 - 07:36 AM
Micca 15 Oct 10 - 02:52 PM
My guru always said 16 Oct 10 - 09:34 AM
Charley Noble 16 Oct 10 - 12:55 PM
SINSULL 16 Oct 10 - 08:46 PM
Micca 16 Oct 10 - 10:36 PM
katlaughing 16 Oct 10 - 11:57 PM
Micca 17 Oct 10 - 11:20 PM
ClaireBear 17 Oct 10 - 11:23 PM
ranger1 18 Oct 10 - 12:00 AM
SINSULL 18 Oct 10 - 08:49 AM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 18 Oct 10 - 09:47 AM
Micca 18 Oct 10 - 09:54 AM
Micca 18 Oct 10 - 10:00 AM
SINSULL 18 Oct 10 - 12:29 PM
ranger1 18 Oct 10 - 01:47 PM
Micca 18 Oct 10 - 02:37 PM
Micca 18 Oct 10 - 11:09 PM
KT 18 Oct 10 - 11:39 PM
Micca 19 Oct 10 - 03:30 PM
SINSULL 19 Oct 10 - 08:43 PM
Charley Noble 19 Oct 10 - 08:51 PM
My guru always said 20 Oct 10 - 03:56 AM
ranger1 20 Oct 10 - 07:50 AM
SINSULL 20 Oct 10 - 09:50 AM
Morticia 20 Oct 10 - 11:32 AM
ranger1 20 Oct 10 - 11:50 AM
jacqui.c 20 Oct 10 - 12:20 PM
Micca 20 Oct 10 - 03:53 PM
Fortunato 20 Oct 10 - 06:08 PM
Morticia 20 Oct 10 - 07:13 PM
Micca 20 Oct 10 - 11:03 PM
ClaireBear 20 Oct 10 - 11:10 PM
SINSULL 21 Oct 10 - 08:23 AM
Becca72 21 Oct 10 - 08:31 AM
Charley Noble 21 Oct 10 - 08:31 AM
Micca 21 Oct 10 - 09:11 AM
GUEST,Morti at work 21 Oct 10 - 09:32 AM
jacqui.c 21 Oct 10 - 09:40 AM
Tinker 21 Oct 10 - 09:45 AM
SINSULL 21 Oct 10 - 03:54 PM
Becca72 21 Oct 10 - 03:57 PM
maeve 21 Oct 10 - 03:58 PM
maeve 21 Oct 10 - 06:20 PM
ranger1 21 Oct 10 - 06:50 PM
Charley Noble 21 Oct 10 - 08:26 PM
Becca72 22 Oct 10 - 08:53 AM
Micca 22 Oct 10 - 09:03 AM
SINSULL 22 Oct 10 - 09:27 AM
Micca 22 Oct 10 - 06:45 PM
Bat Goddess 22 Oct 10 - 09:49 PM
Micca 23 Oct 10 - 12:04 AM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 23 Oct 10 - 08:17 AM
Micca 23 Oct 10 - 09:10 AM
SINSULL 23 Oct 10 - 10:03 AM
My guru always said 24 Oct 10 - 05:15 AM
jacqui.c 24 Oct 10 - 07:14 AM
Micca 24 Oct 10 - 03:50 PM
Fortunato 25 Oct 10 - 11:13 AM
Micca 25 Oct 10 - 11:23 AM
Fortunato 25 Oct 10 - 11:35 AM
SINSULL 25 Oct 10 - 12:18 PM
Micca 26 Oct 10 - 08:45 AM
jacqui.c 26 Oct 10 - 08:56 AM
Roger the Skiffler 26 Oct 10 - 09:59 AM
SINSULL 26 Oct 10 - 01:07 PM
KT 26 Oct 10 - 01:28 PM
ranger1 26 Oct 10 - 05:44 PM
SINSULL 26 Oct 10 - 08:06 PM
Micca 26 Oct 10 - 08:10 PM
jacqui.c 26 Oct 10 - 09:43 PM
My guru always said 27 Oct 10 - 04:25 AM
Morticia 27 Oct 10 - 06:08 AM
Tinker 27 Oct 10 - 08:07 AM
SINSULL 27 Oct 10 - 08:24 AM
Micca 27 Oct 10 - 09:45 AM
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Micca 02 Nov 10 - 02:30 PM
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SINSULL 15 Nov 10 - 09:05 AM
Micca 15 Nov 10 - 05:47 PM
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Subject: BS: Where's Micca 2010
From: SINSULL
Date: 27 Sep 10 - 10:21 AM

He is supposed to arrive in Portland, Maine on Thursday but no hint of a time. Need a lift from the bus? Amato's lasagna for supper?
Where are you my friend?
SINS


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010
From: katlaughing
Date: 27 Sep 10 - 10:28 AM

Getting ready to re-tire from what I hear and he doesn't even have a car!**BG**


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010
From: Micca
Date: 27 Sep 10 - 10:43 AM

I am here in London trying to get packed (skiving off for a cup of coffee just now), wondering why I can find 3 unmatched anti DVT socks but no sign of their partners? Also wondering why Little Wugsie seems to think climbing into my case and adding Eau de Moggy and cat hair to my clothes is a good idea!! I am sure she has been moving things around on the sly while I am at Work!!
I am at my normal work for my last day tomorrow (Tuesday) and Wednsday (my last Official day) which will be mostly Goodbyes!!
Then a 6am start on Thursday for an 11.25 departure which is due at Logan an 13.30. So with a Fair wind and a following sea I should be in South Portland at about 17.00 ish. probably feeling a bit frazzled as my bod will think it is midnight after a long day, The Traditional Amatos Lasagnia sounds good to me!! Just Love their sauce!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010
From: SINSULL
Date: 27 Sep 10 - 11:40 AM

Is that 9PM? Some of us are time challenged?
Don't forget I have an assortment of your clothes here including shoes and probably socks. I will take a look.
I will handle bedding, towels, etc.
All systems GO.
Mary


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010
From: katlaughing
Date: 27 Sep 10 - 12:04 PM

Sins, 17:00ish minus 12(noon) from when they start adding on instead of counting time like the rest of us, would make it about 5p, I *think*!**bg**


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010
From: Fortunato
Date: 27 Sep 10 - 12:15 PM

Sinsull, do you have a sleeping bag for him, or should I bring one?


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 27 Sep 10 - 02:37 PM

Happy last 2 days as a respectable, contributing member of the employed! Your bed will be ready for you when you finally get here - and this year we have doors that close, lights that go on and off, and toilets that flush! AND hot and cold running water, to boot!


...we will also have a new puppy. You DO have perfect timing, don't you?!


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010
From: jacqui.c
Date: 27 Sep 10 - 02:53 PM

Mary - 17.00 is 5.00pm.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010
From: ranger1
Date: 27 Sep 10 - 04:07 PM

Right, does the gnomish one need to be fetched at the bus station? I usually go right by there on my way home from work at about that time.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010
From: Will Fly
Date: 27 Sep 10 - 04:15 PM

Hey Micca - have a great retirement and a great trip over the water! It was good to meet you at the Black Lion with Max and have a natter about the old days in '60s London.

Go well!


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010
From: Micca
Date: 27 Sep 10 - 04:29 PM

Tams, If you are about at that time, I would be very happy to accept your kind offer


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010
From: Leadfingers
Date: 27 Sep 10 - 05:58 PM

I'd be tempted to crash the party , but I will be in Silver Springs on Thursday evening ! See you at the weekend !!


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010
From: SINSULL
Date: 27 Sep 10 - 06:58 PM

So - Micca will arrive about 5PM. I can pick him up on my way home from work or Tami can.
Amato's lasagne and champagne.
Chance I have Micca's bedroll from last year around here somewhere as well as an extra for Claire. I will bring them both in case anyone needs one.
Cranberry Juice bottle at the ready.
I can't wait to see you all.
SINS, with goodies for the auction. Gifts if not purchased.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Fortunato
Date: 27 Sep 10 - 07:51 PM

Ok Mary, I'll not bring another for him then, do bring that one along.
see you all on Friday.

Perhaps you've all heard Gene is NOT having the pre-getaway party, he wasn't able to get the remodeling done in time.

cheers
chance


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: ranger1
Date: 27 Sep 10 - 08:55 PM

I'll fetch the Gnome. Like I said, I go right by there at 5:00 PM. So I just have to remember to go straight at the light and not turn lefton Thursday. I see a yellow post-it note on the dash in the near future.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Amos
Date: 27 Sep 10 - 09:31 PM

Hmmm...I thought it was called on account o' rain!!! :D


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 28 Sep 10 - 04:26 AM

Retiring,(As in shy and retiring) well that's not a word I think of in connection with Micca:)
As for retiring from work, the wee bugger's been semi retired for years.
Have a good Getaway Micca.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: GUEST,Morti at work
Date: 28 Sep 10 - 08:25 AM

soooo jealous


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 28 Sep 10 - 09:13 AM

Glad you've joined the ranks of the layabouts, Micca,I look forward to hearing about your further Stateside adventures (& pix).

Rts


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: SINSULL
Date: 28 Sep 10 - 10:12 AM

How things change. A few years ago, Morti would be demanding that we return him in the same condition he was shipped in.
LOL
Wish you could be here, Morti.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: GUEST,Morti at work
Date: 28 Sep 10 - 12:05 PM

I know there is no chance of that Sins, he always comes home so much happier for the time spent with you all.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 28 Sep 10 - 01:32 PM

Do you think we could sneak into his luggage, Morti? Much gin will be needed to compensate at the weekend methinks!


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Fortunato
Date: 28 Sep 10 - 11:30 PM

How was his penultimate day, we wonder?


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Micca
Date: 29 Sep 10 - 04:46 AM

Penultimate day was very busy, now I have to just rush across London to sort a problem with Pension paperwork, get back for 12 noon for the "Goodbyes" bit and then ......Getaway!!!








"But the last time's coming, thank God, coming soon, when I'll walk up the damned mill yard."Keith Marsden"Prospect, Providence"


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: SINSULL
Date: 29 Sep 10 - 08:35 AM

Congratulations, Micca. See you soon.

A Pension paperwork problem? Big surprise. LOL
SINS


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Micca
Date: 29 Sep 10 - 10:03 AM

It Is Done!!!!
My Tech Colleagues have given me a Tankard!!! (Thats a surprise!) and another colleague ,that I have worked closely with on a very taxing Chemistry course gave me a bottle of Very Good Wine,
They had a selection of pix with quotes from various sayings on a board, mostly quotes from thinngs they remembered me saying over the years, Including "as much use as a Chocolate teapot" " If you hacked the top off her head she would have "Idiot" printed right through her like "Brighton" through a stick of rock" and bannered across the top
"He attacked everything in life with a mix of extraordinary genius and naive incompetence and it was difficult to tell which was which"
not a lot I can add to that!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: katlaughing
Date: 29 Sep 10 - 11:26 AM

LMAO..those are wonderful. What a great way to be sent off!!

Congratulations, honey!!!

luvyakateykat


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Micca
Date: 29 Sep 10 - 12:21 PM

Note I did not mention what kind the Very Good Wine was!! as Morty would have been at my door before I finished typing!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 29 Sep 10 - 03:47 PM

Does that mean even MORE gin required!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 29 Sep 10 - 06:36 PM

Congrats Micca. I may even follow next year where you have led...

Mrs Duck - the exclamation mark, rather than a question mark says it all, really?

Kitty


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 29 Sep 10 - 07:21 PM

Wonderful send off! Have fun at the Getaway- and see you soon thereafter!


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: SINSULL
Date: 29 Sep 10 - 07:23 PM

Alas, poor Micca, they knew you well.




So what is the wine?
I have some cheap chamnpagne for you. LOL
SINS


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Tinker
Date: 29 Sep 10 - 10:06 PM

Ah congratulations.... Tis the Feast of St Micheal and the Angels today and a 1st class feast at that...Somehow I doubt you took that into account in your timing... but She works in mysterious ways.

You were in my thoughts today.... particularly when the pigeon flew in to quizzically watch us while chanting matins ....

Congratulatory hugs on reserve til Friday....


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Micca
Date: 30 Sep 10 - 02:50 AM

I am leaving for Heathrow in the next 15 mins!!!!! so the question in the thread title is a bit flexible for the next few hours!


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 30 Sep 10 - 07:25 AM

Morgana the Flatulant has settled into her accustomed position (i.e., anywhere she shouldn't be), the other cats are looking positively disgruntled, but she's been in a bad mood since she was delivered here, Tuesday night.

Mungo the Bemused has started becoming Mungo the Begrudging...

Enjoy the trip Micca, I do not need any more Lifesavers, Salt Water Taffy or Ribbon Candy (I wish to keep my remaining teeth) and I forgot to give you the bottle of sloe gin. Sorry.

Give everyone there a big hug from me - one day I WILL deliver in person, just get the machine to pull out the right numbers!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: SINSULL
Date: 30 Sep 10 - 08:05 AM

That reminds me - I have a scratch off ticket. Wish me luck...


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Tig
Date: 30 Sep 10 - 08:32 AM

Have a great time on the other side of the Pond Micca!

Remember when you come back you charge them VAST amounts of money to go and sort out the sh** they've got themselves into. You are now retired :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 30 Sep 10 - 10:16 AM

Merde. The bottle of sloe gin was forgot. Ah, well. Sometime, I hope...

Micca, your bed in our modest hovel awaits, too -- NO flush toilet and you'd best keep the door open otherwise red moggy will plop with a flourish from the beam above the door smack on your retired bod. (Talk about awakening with a start!) But the sheets are clean and the floors mostly shovelled off.

Have a grand time at the Getaway! We're looking forward to seeing you soon.

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Cats
Date: 30 Sep 10 - 01:06 PM

So no excuse not to come down here then


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: jacqui.c
Date: 30 Sep 10 - 02:42 PM

So no excuse not to come down here then

Cats - maybe I'll kidnap him next time I'm over and bring him down to Cornwall!


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: jacqui.c
Date: 30 Sep 10 - 03:38 PM

Right now he will, hopefully, be on the coach from Boston and heading up to Maine.....


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Morticia
Date: 30 Sep 10 - 06:34 PM

is he nearly there yet?


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: ranger1
Date: 30 Sep 10 - 07:02 PM

I've just gotten back from delivering the Gnomish One to Mary. He had his champagne nicked at Logan while getting his luggage off the carousel, so he was a tad grumpy, to say the least. I had to take him to the supermarket to restock before delivery to Mary.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: SussexCarole
Date: 30 Sep 10 - 07:31 PM

Retired! Staying with Maniacs!   Bound for Getaway!..... So there really is a heaven!!!!    Enjoy it all Micca
Carole & Andrew xx


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: katlaughing
Date: 30 Sep 10 - 08:09 PM

So wonder what they are toasting at Logan tonight? Wankers!

Micca, Rog says we have Everclear here in Colorado, 180 proof, and we can send it any way you want!**BG**


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: SINSULL
Date: 30 Sep 10 - 08:16 PM

He's here. Lasagne downed. WIne and champagne...and I haven't packed yet. Ah well...


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: jacqui.c
Date: 30 Sep 10 - 08:32 PM

I'm just on my way to Mary's to deliver ClaireBear into her hands for transportation to Maryland.

Jeri is here and we have just partaken of Kendall's wonderful pot roast. Time, when I get back, for a quiet glass of wine and then an early night.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Fortunato
Date: 30 Sep 10 - 10:38 PM

Glad to hear mr mecca is alive and arrived. See you all tomorrow evening.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Micca
Date: 01 Oct 10 - 06:19 AM

I am here, and getting ready for what I am assured will be a somewhat soggy trip to the Getaway!! Easy journey and everything fine until some tripehound lifted one of my bags, it was an obviously Duty Free, but you would think it was safe
any I am summoned~!! Bye


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 01 Oct 10 - 08:12 AM

Have a great trip my friend-one day Hissyfit will get over there I promise.Love and hugs to everyone we know and have a great Getaway. xx


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 01 Oct 10 - 01:34 PM

Happy trails to the Getaway, all!


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: katlaughing
Date: 01 Oct 10 - 09:04 PM

I'spose they've made it there by now and are singin'/pickin' up a storm...or maybe the storm was already there? Hope they all have dry beds and feet, at least.:-)


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From: katlaughing
Date: 02 Oct 10 - 11:44 PM

Hmmm, guess no one took their laptop to keep us posted OR they're just having too much fun! Hope so and not too soggy!


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From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 03 Oct 10 - 03:21 AM

Morgana has finally stopped hissing at me. Pretty good... last time it was a whole week!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Micca
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 03:39 PM

Well,I am in Wheaton MD, Staying at TJ O'Malleys with Chance and Susze on the outskirts of DC!! after a TERRIFIC Getaway, those guys really KNOW how to throw a festival!!
Highlights?
only 3 days of them, but outstanding Has to be the incident in the Peace Cabin (mostly Mudcat) at about 12.30 this morning when about 20-30 sang Happy birthday to all the tunes for it that the group knew! using multiple harmonies and a wonderful choral effect, If you could imagine a 5 minute piece on the Theme of Happy Birthday by Handel for a small choir, I think that is what you would get!!
met a lot of new, and put names to some all ready met people , Will write more later when I get back, have to go wine shopping!!


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From: Micca
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 08:48 AM

Well, I am "Roughing" it in the Marriott in Hanover VA after a very nice visit with TJ and Julie in DC, (sorry I didnt get round to you BillD but things were a bit "busy" in a relaxed way) in a wonderful house full of music,(That TJ can really play Slack Key!!) with Frangipani

in bloom outside the door,and mature trees and an amazing collection of Azaleas and the BEST of company, then yesterday we travelled to Hanover VA where The Shivers Played a gig, and this morning we are travelling on to NC, I Knew I was moving further South when the menu at the the Italian restaurant we stopped at for lunch had Grits and fried Okra listed, and last night in The Hanover Tavern it had something called Hush Puppies on the Menu??? Whats that about? back home they are a kkind of Footware!!!!!
Chance and Suzette gave a BRILL!!! concert and to my amazement sang a song I first heard in 1956 during the Skiffle boom!!and I still knew the words!!!, It was good to see Mary again, after the Getaway, I like the "New Look"
anyway, your Correspondent is called to Breakfast, I will post more and upload pix when I get somewhere more "fixed"


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From: SINSULL
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 08:30 AM

When will we see you in Maine, Micca? I have a note to pick you up at the shanty sing on the 16th. Is that right?
Mary


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From: Micca
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 10:55 AM

Well here I am in North Carolina in the MOST AMAZING House that Chance and Suzette have here on Hanlon Mountain Just outside Ashville, It has more rooms than ALL the houses I have ever lived in put together!!! and views to die for, I will put some Pix up later, along with Getaway Pt2 if I can.
The adventures so far,
on the way down we stopped at something called "Cracker barrel" for lunch that smelled of spices and was full of strange Bric-a brac, we had a long and tedious (sometimes) journey arriving in Ashville at about 6 pm then
Last Night I had Ribs for dinner!! with some sauce that was slightly sweet, but someonethat knows me must have warned them as they put a towel at my place!! instead of a serviette!!, Honest! I didnt get THAT messy, (Liz, Nowhere neaar as bad as the Ice crem incident) and Chance and Suze had something called Hush Puppies with their meal!! I thought that was a kind of footware, I didnt care for the taste,
We arrived here on the Mountain after dark and had a really good night sleep and Now I am in My wing of Castle Fortunato, complete with private living room and Bathroom with seperate shower and Bath (Jacuzzi) that ia bigger than my bedroom at home!,I will have to take pix of the interior here, Suze tells me that I might see Hummingbirds at the feeder later, and ther was the sound of American Robins and Bluebirds while we were at breakfas, (hoping for pix of them too). I am aware of the Good Fortune am enjoying at having friends all over that invite me to stay and enjoy their homes and I cherish and appreciate their friendship and tolerence.
Sins, I am flying up to Boston on route to Keene on Monday 11 Oct, I will call you from there and make arrangements as soon as I know whats happening,


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From: SINSULL
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 10:57 AM

Hush Puppies and Grits. Pure heaven.
Enjoy and take pictures.
SINS


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From: Micca
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 10:59 AM

Mary .....and the horse....


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From: Micca
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 12:22 PM

Well, I gotta go sit on the deck (in the 75F degree temps), and enjoy the birds for a while, makes a nice change from London at 50F if we are lucky!!


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From: Fortunato
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 01:43 PM

We took Micca to the Barbeque Inn in West Asheville, where he had beef ribs and made friends with the waitress who patted his shoulder and called him honey. The Barbeque Inn is the favorite haunt of the Asheville Police and Buncombe County Sheriffs so you know it's THE PLACE.


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From: Micca
Date: 09 Oct 10 - 04:06 PM

There are some new pix Here in "Getway and after" We had Lunch in Weaverville with some local Musicians and we are going to hear some of them play "down and dirty" Old time and Bluegrass later,


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From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 09 Oct 10 - 04:16 PM

I hope you packed some sweaters, Micca-me-love- it's chilly here! Not to worry, we've got wood in the the brand new woodshed and the stove is firing away.

What time will I meet you at the station on Monday?


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From: Micca
Date: 09 Oct 10 - 05:08 PM

Ali, we are going out "bluegrassing" (or is that Bluegrazing?) this evening and I will try and call you either this eve or tomorrow, meanwhilke look to your PMs


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From: ranger1
Date: 11 Oct 10 - 01:11 PM

Yoohoo! Mr. Roaming Gnome! When are you arriving back in Maine? I'm trying to get a couple of days off and need to know when you will be requiring your native guide. J-boy also wants to know if you will be available for the pub quiz. You can PM him directly, I am no longer the go-between.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Fortunato
Date: 11 Oct 10 - 01:35 PM

Mr. Micca (aka the roaming gnome) left Charlotte, NC on the 11:45 plane to Boston. He managed to visit NC, TN and SC in this visit. He sampled NC barbeque, Bluegrass and made the scene at The Mellow Mushroom in Asheville where we dined al fresco under sunny skies. And of course we took him deep in the NC Bald Mountains for a hike under Carolina Blue Skies and clean mountaintop air.

The question is can you keep him in East London after he's seen heaven...

He's in your court, Animaterra.
cheers,
chance


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From: ranger1
Date: 11 Oct 10 - 01:56 PM

Hmm, or perhaps tasted heaven? I like barbecue...


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Noreen
Date: 11 Oct 10 - 06:17 PM

The Mellow Mushroom, Chance?

Seriously???!

:)


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From: Micca
Date: 11 Oct 10 - 10:07 PM

Noreen, YES, it was called that, and they had a very good locally brewed IPA!! Tams, I am heading for the Press room on Friday, if the creek dont rise, I am aiming to be in Maine by Tuesday afternoon at the latest hoping to make the Pub Quiz!! The Barbeque ribs was interesting!1 they brought a towel instead of a napkin!!when I can I will put up a photo, the mountaintop that Chance mentioned was called Max Patch, I didnt know he had a Mountain in NC named after him!
So I am safely ensconced in "Tam Lin" nr Keene NH and going to crash soon as this day started at 5.45 this morning. More later


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From: Fortunato
Date: 11 Oct 10 - 10:08 PM

Yes, not to be missed, Noreen.


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From: My guru always said
Date: 12 Oct 10 - 04:51 PM

Well, he's going to be impossible when he gets back to Dear Old Blighty. I suppose we'll have to look at all the boring photos over Christmas Dinner *grumble, grumble, not really jealous*


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: KT
Date: 12 Oct 10 - 05:06 PM

Hils, you were there, make no mistake. I carried you around in my heart all weekend! Walking through the meadow between workshops, I know I heard your voice in the breeze... "I roam and ramble....."


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From: ranger1
Date: 12 Oct 10 - 10:26 PM

Micca, be sure to make arrangements with Jason (J-boy on here) about the pub quiz. I am merely the transportation end of things. Jason will tell me when and where and otherwise I am not involved.


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From: Tinker
Date: 12 Oct 10 - 10:33 PM

Well, he shares photos on both sides of the pond Hils.... I watched the sun be danced up amid the greenmen, the morris dancers and the joyful frolics from this side and grumbled a bit and tried to talk KT in to traveling even further from home with me... if I could just straighten out a few more things...

tink


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From: KT
Date: 13 Oct 10 - 12:47 AM

When we goin', Tink?


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From: katlaughing
Date: 13 Oct 10 - 01:20 AM

Miccadarlin'...the frangipani is gorgeous and the sunrise, too!

luvyakatey


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From: My guru always said
Date: 13 Oct 10 - 02:25 AM

KT, you've got a heart big enough to hold all of us, thanks Sweetie!! So, when you & Tink coming over, huh????


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Micca
Date: 13 Oct 10 - 09:42 AM

Yeah, I vote for KT and Tink to visit, I would happily offer accomodation and Guiding services(after all I am a widely travelled gnome)
Your correspondent is currently in a house in the woods in rural New Hampshire, where we had FROST last night, afer the 75 degrees temps of NC this is a bit of a shock. Attended the rehersal of Animaterra (the Choir) last night and heard lots of wonderful music including "Bright Morning Star" and several other beautiful tunes.This house is FULL of music!!
I am moving to the coast tomorrow as a change of plan has shortened my visit to Keene, I will be in Portsmouth with Tom and Linn for a few days before heading North to Portlandwhere I hope to be by Tuesday, at the latest, as there is a possibility of being on a pub quiz team on Tuesday eve. I will get more pix up when I can,
Micca, at Large


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Morticia
Date: 13 Oct 10 - 11:19 AM

Yes Tink and KT, when?????


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From: My guru always said
Date: 13 Oct 10 - 11:35 AM

Micca, I do hope you're remembering to pass on all the hugs we all sent across the pond with you!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Becca72
Date: 13 Oct 10 - 02:02 PM

Micca,
If you enjoyed it, they are in the final stages of building Maine's first Cracker Barrel over by the Mall. Not sure if it'll be open during your visit, however.


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From: Tinker
Date: 13 Oct 10 - 03:04 PM

I'd love to be there for Beltane.... but I need a little more time to get things in order here abouts... but I'm going to start hoping and planning....


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From: SINSULL
Date: 13 Oct 10 - 03:24 PM

Yum Yum Grits at the Cracker Barrel!
Sorry I missed your call Micca - in the basement doing laundry.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Micca
Date: 13 Oct 10 - 03:29 PM

Mary,They also had Fried Okra!!!


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From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 13 Oct 10 - 03:52 PM

But here in New Hampshire, okra there ain't, but Micca was a master at operating the mechanical apple peeler-corer-slicer for the apple turnovers I made for my Animaterra Women's Chorus fundraiser this weekend!

We're having a grand old time, singing, eating, and playing with the puppy. I'm passing him along tomorrow, though- next stop, Nottingham!


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: jacqui.c
Date: 13 Oct 10 - 05:24 PM

Micca - I've found a good place for lunch one day - they have fried okra and fried pickles. Went there with Claire a couple of weeks back - good food!


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From: Tinker
Date: 13 Oct 10 - 05:43 PM

Jacqui, PLEASE take a picture of Micca with the fried pickles....for this I will pay...


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From: Micca
Date: 13 Oct 10 - 07:04 PM

Jacqqui and Tink, why do I feel I am about to be introduced to another food I am going to dislike??!! Fried Pickles??? to go with the Okra, Grits and Tofu....Shudder....


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: KT
Date: 13 Oct 10 - 08:15 PM

It could be worse Micca. take a look


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From: Amos
Date: 13 Oct 10 - 08:27 PM

Feeding Micca a Deep-Fried Twinkie would be an offense against Nature, I am sure!! :D


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From: SINSULL
Date: 14 Oct 10 - 08:08 AM

I have a yodelling pickle, Micca. Just the thing on an early morning pre-coffee. Found it in the vegetable drawer and scared the crap out of myself when it went off.
Thank you, Claire.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Becca72
Date: 14 Oct 10 - 09:31 AM

Yodeling pickle?? Really?
(smirk)


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Micca
Date: 14 Oct 10 - 12:33 PM

Yodelling Pickle???? The mind BOGGLES!!!!
I have arrived safely in Nottingham NH (still no election posters for Sheriff (big disappointment this)) but I am enjoying the afternoon sun with Tom and catching up, Press Room tomorrow and Saturday for the Shanty Sing. Many thanks to Alison and Hunt for the Keene Leg of this trip, they are gracious hosts and the house(Tam lin) is coming on real good, I am already looking forward to my next visit.


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From: KT
Date: 14 Oct 10 - 02:07 PM

Okay, Hils, Micca & Morty, when's the best time to come?


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From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 14 Oct 10 - 03:53 PM

Made the drop-off and effected an exchange: one gnome for one concertina. Not sure who came out better in the deal! Thank you as always, dear Micca, for a lovely visit. May the sun shine on you till we meet again, my friend.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: My guru always said
Date: 14 Oct 10 - 05:20 PM

Well, KT my darlin' girl. That depends on what you'd like to do & where you'd like to go! Lots of choices:

Meeting Catters
Going to Festivals
Singing in Folk Clubs
Tourism

BTW, if you need to rest, don't let me sort an Itinerary for you. Max kept up with his really well, but his feet hardly touched the ground *grin*

Really? You thinking about it?? Whooopeee!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Morticia
Date: 14 Oct 10 - 05:41 PM

Yeah for seriously KT, don't let Hils near your schedule......only wimps sleep when she's on the job! Come and stay in the summer if you want festivals, we're good at festivals.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: KT
Date: 14 Oct 10 - 11:48 PM

Well, I wasn't reeeeally thinking about it 'til I saw this thread. Now I'm thinking....why not?!! I'd LOVE to see all of you on your turf!


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From: Richard Bridge
Date: 15 Oct 10 - 03:17 AM

100100100


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From: My guru always said
Date: 15 Oct 10 - 07:36 AM

Absolutely, why not KT????

Morti is right, Summer is best. Festivals depend on what sort of thing you like, concerts or singarounds, large or small. My guess is that you'd prefer something like the Getaway! Have a think about what you'd like to do Honey, it'd be wonderful to have you visit and I'm certain that there'll be plenty of offers of accommodation and transport etc. I would be 'miffed' in the extreme if your tour didn't include Old Keepers!

When you can give us some parameters re dates, length of visit and what you'd like to do we can start a new thread and get it sorted *grin* Any help I can give is there for you!


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Micca
Date: 15 Oct 10 - 02:52 PM

Well, here I am, in what can best be described as sodden New Hampshire!! It has rained steadily since yesterday, I think it must have something to do with a "Nor'easter"? I suppose that is the local equivalent to a "sou'wester" back home (the rain-laden wind, not the stylish rain hat worn by sailors on sardine tins), Tom and I are collecting ourselves together to set off for the Press Room shortly for a sing, Good to be back!!
HLVB
Micca


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From: My guru always said
Date: 16 Oct 10 - 09:34 AM

Have a Fab time Micca & sing out! Hope you'll get pictures of the Fall while you're in NH!


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Charley Noble
Date: 16 Oct 10 - 12:55 PM

Micca-

If you have the time and interest, I'd be happy to treat you for lunch or dinner at the Asmara Restaurant in Portland, renown the world over for its excellent Eritrean/Ethiopian food.

See you at the Press Room this afternoon.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: SINSULL
Date: 16 Oct 10 - 08:46 PM

Keep Wednesday evening free, Micca. Jacqui and have plans that include you.
SINS


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Micca
Date: 16 Oct 10 - 10:36 PM

Noted Mary,
I am at the end of what may be the definition of a "perfect" day,
Brunch at the "Stuff-it Inn"( I don't think this is the right name but its the best I can remember) they do a grilledchicken BLT toasted, MMMMMMmmmmm, followed by Wine tasting at Flag Hill Winery, then to the Press Room for a Shanty sing!! where the anniversary of Barry finn was remembered with his picture and a candle and the traditional empty glass beside it (just in case he showed up) The singing was very good and lots of friends there including Dave Coffin who was on sparkling form, and some of the Usual Suspects. As Para Handy used to say "Chust sublime". I am endeavouring, on your behalf to enjoy this trip as much as I can, it's tough but someone has to!! I am amazed and delighted with what wonderful hospitable friends I have made on this Mudcat of ours, How welcoming and how musical and I feel both blessed and humbled by knowing them.
I thank all my hosts and hostesses on this trip so far, I think I may have to add a chapter to "How to be a good guest"


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: katlaughing
Date: 16 Oct 10 - 11:57 PM

Mahvelusss, dahling, simply mahvelusss!:-)


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From: Micca
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 11:20 PM

"Come fill the cup what boots it to repeat
that time is slipping underneath our feet
unborn tomorrow and dead yesterday
why fret about them if today be sweet"

a really good day, coming to a close some light shopping and after an excellent meal, of chicken Ala Tom Hall with Poully Fuisse 2006 (white Burgundy, First class) and Marques de Riscal (Rioja also very good) 2004 followed by Boursin, apples and Local Cheddar with a Warres 2000 Port (out of this world) a meal and company fit for a King Someone has to do this enjoying on all your behalves and I am grateful that it is for this I Thank you.
Micca in Nottingham NH ( full of wine, good feelings and Bonhomie)


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: ClaireBear
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 11:23 PM

SINS: Use the pickle! Use the pickle!


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: ranger1
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 12:00 AM

Right, so when do you get here? I used you as an excuse to get tomorrow off, will you be arriving or do I have to come get you?


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: SINSULL
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 08:49 AM

The pickle is on my desk at work where it is considered "a Human Resources Issue". Makes the guys uncomfortable and no one will say why.
SINS


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 09:47 AM

Micca-me-love, I'd love to chat with you via phone or other means. Where will you be today/tomorrow?


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Micca
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 09:54 AM

Tams, My intention is to take a train from Dover NH to Portland late morning-noonish so that means early PM in Portland? if you are "free" meeting at station would be good.
Alison, would love to chat by phone, we are going for brunch at the Stuff It Inn (or whatever its called) shortly, and into Portsmouth late afternoon for a paddle around then out to dinner (an annual event) about 630, so Today unless I call you is a bit iffy , tomorrow PM after I get to Marys may be better!!, I may try calling in the next hour or so!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Micca
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 10:00 AM

Tams, it looks like the 12.33 Dover-13:30 Portland is the most likely!!
as the next one is 6.30 PM!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: SINSULL
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 12:29 PM

How can the next one be 6:30PM when you arrive at 13:30?
That's 1:30PM isn't it?
When will I see you? Or are you headed to Tami's for Tuesday night? Keeping track of Micca is like herding cats. LOL
See you soon, Miccameluv.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: ranger1
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 01:47 PM

OK, so as I understand it, Micca is arriving at the Portland station at 1:30 PM tomorrow (Tuesday). I will fetch him and he and Jason will synchonize watches or whatever for the Pub Quiz and will then let Mary and I know whatever plan it is that they concoct between them. Let me know if this is correct, Your Gnomeness.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Micca
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 02:37 PM

Well, what I HOPE will happen is, Tams will meet me at 1.30 (13.30) and take me to Mary's to drop off my gear and stuff,and settle in. Then at some point later I will head for the Pub Quiz team. and return to Marys to sleep later!!, the 6.30Pm (18.30) train is the next one after 12.35 from Dover to Portland.


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From: Micca
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 11:09 PM

How DO I describe this evening?
We lost our usual venue for our annual New England-UK friendship dinner because UNH Durham closed Acorns (BOOO!!)where we have gathered for the last 8 years.
but we found ourselves at "The Black Trumpet" in downtown Portsmouth NH for dinner,with an innovative and interesting menu,
I had an incredible 1927 Solera sherry (think Oloroso, with attitude) as did 2 of 3 of my companions (the other settled for a Lustau Fino, which is amazing in its own right), followed by almonds Garlic and Olives in a rich Olive Oil for a starter! the main course in my case was a skirt of beef tender as a Mothers kiss with a yucca and potato stuffed thingy with it, Linn had Lamb and Jeri and Tom had a burger that was immaculate and a Million miles from The "Scottish" restaurant. The wines were a "Brunello de Montalcino" from 2004 that was just a tad young and followed by a Rioja from 2006 that was perfect, some of my companions shared a Pumpkin Creme Brulee that was pretty good, while Tom and I had coffee, he with rum I with a First class 50 yo Armagnac, The staff were the BEST present when needed but not intrusive, informed about both the wine and food available and yet invisible, I am seriously impressed with the service the food, the wines and my companions!! what more could you ask for? I have indeed been fortunate and am humbled by those that I can call "friends" I am sitting here with a glass of Port celebrating my good Luck in having such friends as these, some people spend their lifetimes not knowing what I now know and share, I thank you who made this possible
Micca


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From: KT
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 11:39 PM

Like I said, Micca, you're a treasure!


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Micca
Date: 19 Oct 10 - 03:30 PM

I am in Maine!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: SINSULL
Date: 19 Oct 10 - 08:43 PM

Micca was resting his eyes when Jacqui and I arrived. He has been debriefed, fed and watered at TJ Hookers and sent off with Tami to a trivia contest. I am thinking about a book and bed.
Tomorrow he plays with jacqui and joins me at work for dinner and a concert - Jez Lowe.
Thursday is still up in the air.
SINS


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Charley Noble
Date: 19 Oct 10 - 08:51 PM

Micca-

Happy to hear that you enjoyed your evening at The Black Trumpet. Judy and I occasionally dine there as a special treat and always find it satisfying. In fact we dined there after the last Press Room Shanty Swap.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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From: My guru always said
Date: 20 Oct 10 - 03:56 AM

You Debriefed Micca????? I know our Gnome has a penchant for wandering around in little or no attire, but that's his choice......


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From: ranger1
Date: 20 Oct 10 - 07:50 AM

MGAS, that was a visual I could have done without! Especially before morning coffee!!


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From: SINSULL
Date: 20 Oct 10 - 09:50 AM

I had to deal with it this morning - his Lordship prancing around in his skivvies. heh heh Lights on, blinds up. Wonder what the neighbors saw.


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From: Morticia
Date: 20 Oct 10 - 11:32 AM

*ahem* niece reading thread alert!

Where do you keep the mind bleach?


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From: ranger1
Date: 20 Oct 10 - 11:50 AM

Morti, I don't know, but when you find out, please let me know.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: jacqui.c
Date: 20 Oct 10 - 12:20 PM

Morti - I think that you need to get together with Becca72, who is in for many years of therapy as a result of reading about her father on the 'Cat.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Micca
Date: 20 Oct 10 - 03:53 PM

and my response to the last few posters includes a reference to Equines!!! I don't have to come here to be insulted......!


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From: Fortunato
Date: 20 Oct 10 - 06:08 PM

They know how to have fun up there in the frozen north. Ice fishing, curling, debriefing Miccas, etc.


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From: Morticia
Date: 20 Oct 10 - 07:13 PM

several people have mentioned that they thought Becky and I getting together would be a very bad idea........not sure why.


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From: Micca
Date: 20 Oct 10 - 11:03 PM

Morti. it could be the end of civilization as we know it!!
Mary introduced me to her workmates today and then with Jacqui we ate at DiMilles. which is a boat in Portland ME harbour, then we went to 1 Longfellow Sq for an evening of mudic with Jez Lowe, Wonderful!!! a good songwriter and performer , so a good day all round!1


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From: ClaireBear
Date: 20 Oct 10 - 11:10 PM

Oh, I love Jez Lowe. How I wish I were in Maine with the Fun Crowd.


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From: SINSULL
Date: 21 Oct 10 - 08:23 AM

We had the best time. The wait staff at Demillo's greeted us with a formal chorus of Good Evening with a formal bow and a giggle. Seems they were bored and decided to try it on the next people to walk in. We did our best to relieve the boredom. Micca ordered "something dead" to start. It went down hill from there.
Jez Lowe was even better than my key lime tart. Small audience but amazing finger picking, tunes, lyrics. The new CD is filled with gems - Bare Knuckle, The Judas Bus, All Clear, The Ex-Pitman.s Pot-holing Pub Quiz Team. He could have gone on for another two hours and I would not have budged.


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From: Becca72
Date: 21 Oct 10 - 08:31 AM

Morti,
They're all just afraid of the power surge we'd create! :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Charley Noble
Date: 21 Oct 10 - 08:31 AM

It doesn't get better than an evening with Jez Lowe. It's sad that there was so little publicity about this concert in the Portland newspapers but maybe I missed it.

Micca-

When do you depart from Portland?

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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From: Micca
Date: 21 Oct 10 - 09:11 AM

Becca, Afraid? No! Terrified ? Yes!!!
Charlie, I'm here until early next week, I do not know what the "Evil Sisterhood" (Maine Branch) have planned beyond Lunch and shopping with Jacqui and shopping (or some specifics of mine) today and dinner with
Mary and a friend tonight!! They don't tell me so there is less chance for me to screw up their plans. (the skilled way they guided me to selecting to dine at Demillos (where they wanted to go from the start) last night was a masterpiece of gentle nudging. Still you gotta love them (They Insist!!)
So here I am, Portland Maine sitting drinking TEA at Marys computer trying to archive and back up the photos od this trip in spite of Alice's (The Cat)editorial attempts. Reviewing Pix is reminding me of where Ive been, who and what I've seen in the last few weeks, and some making me laugh out loud, The Mummers Play Big Mick being "dressed" for his "part" ClaireBear as the Musician and Rapaire as the Music Stand (Typecasting for a Librarian!!) Tinker launching into BOB in the Peace cabin!! Janie and LOTS of others singing, North Carolina...,The Autumn colour at Keene and the wonderful singing of the Animaterras Both Choir and individual (thanks Ali and Hunt) Wine Tasting, the Press Room, and just when I thought "Peace and Tranquil" Portland...................
Stlii I love it all. I WILL try and do a more coherent summary when I get back next week, but just now it is still being added to, so in the best tradition
To Be Continued..


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From: GUEST,Morti at work
Date: 21 Oct 10 - 09:32 AM

I dunno, Becca, I think we should do it and see what happens *G*


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: jacqui.c
Date: 21 Oct 10 - 09:40 AM

I'm not sure how I missed out on Jez Lowe up to now. This is a guy that I will add to the list of must see performers.

He writes the most incredible songs, his voice is beautiful his sense of humour sublime and his picking is incredible. He decided to go straight through, no interval and we were quite happy with that, As Mary says, we could have listened for a couple more hours at least.

Add that to a great meal at DeMillo's (thank you Micca) and we had a superb night out.

Micca - I'll be over a bit earlier than agreed - see you about 11.00 this morning.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Tinker
Date: 21 Oct 10 - 09:45 AM

Hmmm let's see....... Morti + Becca (multiplied by the generational exponent previously created by Kendall) and then exposed to the wildcard factor inherent in Micca ....... explosive.


I want to be there.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: SINSULL
Date: 21 Oct 10 - 03:54 PM

Three different spellings of the restaurant name. Anyone know for sure where we went?


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Becca72
Date: 21 Oct 10 - 03:57 PM

DiMillo's


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From: maeve
Date: 21 Oct 10 - 03:58 PM

I love Jez Lowe's music and used to go to his concerts back in New Hampshire. Keep digging into his albums, Jacqui- I bet you'll find some good material to sing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: maeve
Date: 21 Oct 10 - 06:20 PM

As Becca said, it's Dimillo's Floating Restaurant


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: ranger1
Date: 21 Oct 10 - 06:50 PM

So when do I get the gnome? Jacqui stole him on my day off this week. Not nice, Jacqui!

And according to Micca, the world is doomed if Pixie and I ever get together...


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Charley Noble
Date: 21 Oct 10 - 08:26 PM

We used to refer to it as "Dimillo's Floating Saloon."

It rhymed better that way:

Lagoon
Swoon
Loon
Spoon
Doom
Gloom
Etc.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Becca72
Date: 22 Oct 10 - 08:53 AM

I'm envisioning a gathering of Ranger1, Pixie, Morti and me...we could rip a hole in the space/time continuum... hehehe


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Micca
Date: 22 Oct 10 - 09:03 AM

Bec,add in KT ,Tink, Mary Jacqui, Lady P, Mrs Duck,and one or two others from both sides of the pond and you might have a "critical mass" that could equal the Big Bang!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: SINSULL
Date: 22 Oct 10 - 09:27 AM

Tami,
Jacqui didn't steal him. There were no plans made for Micca so I asked her to play with him for the day. He thought you were working.
Couldn't see him sitting around entertaining Alice.
M


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Micca
Date: 22 Oct 10 - 06:45 PM

Lunch near my office with Micca and Jacqui today. Lots of fun and we were able to get the name of a very tasty and cheap house wine.


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From: Bat Goddess
Date: 22 Oct 10 - 09:49 PM

Micca, have you missed yet any tidbits from Macro Polo and tied up t-shirts that were lurking in the brown paper bags you abandoned in the hall?

They're here. Haven't a clue how to get them there.

Linn


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From: Micca
Date: 23 Oct 10 - 12:04 AM

LINN padded envelope posted to Marys may be best method of getiing stuff here unless you are going to attend saturday night then by hand may be best !!I can do this , at this moment I cannot find my arse with both hands and a torch due to being mega over filled on wine ( Amarone de Valpocella )and Port(Taylors LBV20000) and the best company, not that THIS has any relevence but Friiends Rule ok !!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 23 Oct 10 - 08:17 AM

Sounds as though you all are having way too much fun! Micca, Maggie sends her love and mentions that, as she had a wee little encounter with a car whilst on her bike, she won't be filling her dance card any time soon. All's well, but we've had a bit of a scare.

She just hobbled downstairs wearing gnome pajamas, wielding a cane...


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From: Micca
Date: 23 Oct 10 - 09:10 AM

I am sorry to hear of Maggies "encounter",Best wishes for a speedy recovery and isn't it the House doctor thats supposed to wield the cane? Love to everyone at "Tam Lin"
Micca


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: SINSULL
Date: 23 Oct 10 - 10:03 AM

I will never touch alcohol again. But it was fun and the meal was spectacular. Groan...


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: My guru always said
Date: 24 Oct 10 - 05:15 AM

Never touch alchohol again SINS? Been there & keep forgetting that thought....


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: jacqui.c
Date: 24 Oct 10 - 07:14 AM

Didn't last long - Mary was seen chugging down the Chardonnay last night in copious quantity.

Whatever happened, she woke up cheerful yesterday morning and stayed that way all day. Scary!


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Micca
Date: 24 Oct 10 - 03:50 PM

For the report on the concert at Marys see the "Castlebay at SINSULLs thread"


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Fortunato
Date: 25 Oct 10 - 11:13 AM

So is himself still in the US or has he taken traveling show back to London?


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From: Micca
Date: 25 Oct 10 - 11:23 AM

Chance, I fly home tomorrow!! after a wonderful 3 weeks, I feel abit like a sparrow that got caught up in a Badminton game!!,
I have been to
Boston
Portland ME
West River MD
Kensington MD?
Hanover VA
Asheville NC
Boston again
Nelson NH
Portsmouth NH
Portland ME
Boston Logan Tomorrow
then London UK
I put a few miles on the clock I think this time,Maybe I should have got the Flequent Fryer option!


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Fortunato
Date: 25 Oct 10 - 11:35 AM

Well, good for you, have a safe flight. As the sun slowly rises over the mountains, we bid a fond farewell and bon voyage.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: SINSULL
Date: 25 Oct 10 - 12:18 PM

I may have gained ten pounds this weekend. Multiple meals and endless bottles of good to excellent wine. Micca is resting up today for a steak dinner tonight (suppa here in Maine. Tomorrow he plays with Tami and then busses down to Boston and flies to the Old World hopefully in better condition than that in which he arrived.
SINS


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From: Micca
Date: 26 Oct 10 - 08:45 AM

Last day in Maine,:o( then Homeward bound tonight after this Marathon trip full of wonders and friends and incredible (great) meals amd wine!! as opposed to incredible (bad) on a previous occassion involving a Roy Rogers doughnut place on I95 in New Jersey and the WORST Coffe and Doughnuts in the Universe.
To borrow from RtS's travelogues and his descriptions of some of the delightfully eccentric characters he meets on his travels; There is one character here in Portland ME that is larger than life and memorable. I went in a specialist wine store a couple or 3 years ago and got talking to the owner, Jacques (pronounced Jock) and he was proudly showing off his wines and reccommended a new to his store (and to me) wine and promised me my money back if I didnt like it, and asked me to e-mail him my tasting notes and a short review (good or bad) when I tasted it!!! This I did (BTW it was excellent) and forgot about it. This trip, Jacqui and I are in a different part of Portland and manage to find a parking place (no small feat along the waterfront) and right by us is a Wine shop, since the main object of our shopping trip is to find some wine for Marys Birthday dinner (which I was cooking Friday night) we popped in ,just to look, Jock came out of the office and Yelled down the store "Micca" and advanced and gave me a big hug, and carried on like I was his long lost brother!! we talked Wine for the next 45 mins, (leaving Jacqui standing by in amazement) Found what we wanted and paid, with a nother of his New Discoveries (which was AMAZING on drinking) T\Remember, this guy had met me on Two occassions, a year apart, this was the 3rd time, he had moved to larger premises ,but we picked up as if I saw him every week!!!
A true Highlight from this trip and the wines were, of course , Outstanding!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: jacqui.c
Date: 26 Oct 10 - 08:56 AM

That's Micca - once seen, never forgotten!


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 26 Oct 10 - 09:59 AM

I don't think the "delightfully ecentric" people I meet can compare to the average Mudcatter!
When I'm recognised by someone I've hardly met after a gap in time i always wonder "What did I do to make them remember me?" and "I hope there are no photos (or recordings)."
Enjoying your trip reports immensely.
RtS


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: SINSULL
Date: 26 Oct 10 - 01:07 PM

Micca is larger than life especially when surrounded by wine.

Linn,
Send Micca's souveneirs to me and Jacqui can take them over with her.

Going home to an empty house tonight and will have to rummage around in the fridge for a meal. Life is tough.
Mary


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: KT
Date: 26 Oct 10 - 01:28 PM

Won't be completely empty, Mary. No doubt you'll find little bits of Micca here and there that you'll need to mail back to him or save 'til next time. Now that he's retired,
maybe we can get him back more often!


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: ranger1
Date: 26 Oct 10 - 05:44 PM

After breakfast at the Mousse Cafe and Bakery, I walked him to his favorite used bookshop in Portland, which is unfortunately closing at the end of the week. Then we picked up Jason and Bandit and took him to visit Cuillion at the farm. Had to drag him out, reminding him he needed to be on the 5 PM bus and we still had to pick up his luggage at Mary's. Got him dropped off at the bus station just as they announced boarding for departure. We miss him already.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: SINSULL
Date: 26 Oct 10 - 08:06 PM

I am one block from the Mousse Cafe. COuld have joined you. Glad Micca had a chance to meet all the little chickens in the garden. House seems oddly empty. Even the kitties are confused. Safe trip, my friend.
Mary


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Micca
Date: 26 Oct 10 - 08:10 PM

I am at Logan, having been suitably herded by a combination of Tami, Bandit and Jason, I was barely seated on the bus when we set off and am now thru security(why does the process never make me feel more secure?) and sitting on my bot waiting for my flight in an hour and a half!! and drinking Starblechs coffee, (about a 3-4Max on the 1(bad) to 10(good) scale of drinks!! I might try and eat groundside but I havent seen anything I fancy (no Nuns on offer)will look around in a moment, THE GOOD NEWS they have Free WiFi!!!!
It was SO interesting to meet Culionn today and to visit THE Farm!! we both talked like we had known each other years and were just catching up!! like all my friends I ish I could have spent more time with them!
Already I KNOW I have left 2 things at Mrys, My Wash kit is in the bathroom, and a black mouse mat (quite important, and postable) by the Computer,
Will post More later when(if) I find something edible Wish me luck, it seems to be The Scottish Restaurant aand that ilk.
Oh, Many thanks Mary!! you are the best!
Micca


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: jacqui.c
Date: 26 Oct 10 - 09:43 PM

Micca - anything that can wait until December I'll try getting into my luggage when I come over.

Glad you had a good time!


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: My guru always said
Date: 27 Oct 10 - 04:25 AM

You left a wash-kit Micca? I didn't know you had one....

You're probably almost home, hope it's been safe! Away this weekend but catch up soon. Rest well, weary travelling gnome xx


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Morticia
Date: 27 Oct 10 - 06:08 AM

Bless him, I always like to read where he's been returned, being very aware that one day they may not give him back.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Tinker
Date: 27 Oct 10 - 08:07 AM

Figure he's nearing reunion with the moggie... Morti, I wouldn't worry he's got pretty deep roots.






( The ad's are linking to waterfront condo's in Portland ... )


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: SINSULL
Date: 27 Oct 10 - 08:24 AM

Found both the mouse pad and the wash kit when I got in last night. Past experience tells me there will be more. Remember my newish rule -anything left behind is mine (if I want it). I don't want the wash kit or the mouse pad.
Home safely yet?
SINS


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Micca
Date: 27 Oct 10 - 09:45 AM

Yeah, I'm Home, just off to get some groceries, will talk to Liz this evening about picking up The Mog. Flight OK just not enough sleep, and I am trying not to nap too much so I will sleep tonight! but it aint easy. More laster, or maybe tomorrow when I am more compost mentis.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: SINSULL
Date: 27 Oct 10 - 10:49 AM

Thanks Micca for checking in. Get some rest.Nice to sleep in your own bed.
Mary


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Fortunato
Date: 27 Oct 10 - 05:49 PM

Glad he made it home safely.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: katlaughing
Date: 27 Oct 10 - 06:58 PM

And, he's got the mog back...all safe and sound...both!


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: GUEST,Cuilionn
Date: 27 Oct 10 - 09:25 PM

Micca-- Merry meet!

Such luck for this farmer to finally discover my own real live Garden Gnome--and right in the midst of garlic-planting, too! It was a delight to discuss Highly Edible Creatures and heirloom fruit varieties and Druidry and Arts & Crafts furniture and and and.... can't wait until your next visit and the chance to see you when under the influence of both wine and music!

Glad your homeward journey was a good one.

A h-uile beannachd oirbh!

--Cuilionn

P.S. My Bagpiping, furniture-making, cattle-tending partner was ever-so-sorry to have missed you. We'll make up for it with a proper song circle & tune session next time 'round.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Micca
Date: 02 Nov 10 - 02:30 PM

There are some more pix of the wonderful Foliage on my trip Fall Colours 2010 here


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: jacqui.c
Date: 02 Nov 10 - 03:16 PM

Lovely photos Micca - I took the liberty of adding more detailed info on some of the locations.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 03 Nov 10 - 07:49 AM

Great Fall pics, Micca, put my Cotswold ones to shame!

RtS


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Micca
Date: 14 Nov 10 - 09:02 PM

Spent some time at Avebury with Morty, Saturday There are some pix href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/12306762@N04/sets/72157625267260865/">Here


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Micca
Date: 14 Nov 10 - 09:03 PM

OOPS Here


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: jacqui.c
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 07:26 AM

Nice pics Micca - did you get any reaction when you walked into the circle?


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: SINSULL
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 09:05 AM

Micca,
I have a package from Batgoddess, a toilet kit and a mouse pad. Anything else you have left behind that Jacqui can deliver?
Mary


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Micca
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 05:47 PM

Only my Sanity Mar4y, Yeah Jacqui, I always do!!! and the feel of the stones is good too, I always forget (between visits) how deep the ditch and how high the bank is!


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: GUEST,tinker
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 05:55 PM

Ahh Micca those pic of yours had me in the wee hours of the morning... quizzically....


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: jacqui.c
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 07:10 PM

Brilliant though I am I think bringing your sanity back to you is beyond even my powers, Micca.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: Micca
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 10:06 PM

Gasp ,...You mean ...














There is NO Sanity Clause?


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Subject: RE: BS: Where's Micca 2010 & Re-tiring Congrats!!
From: SINSULL
Date: 01 Jan 11 - 01:31 PM

Hi Sunshine. I answered your call but there was no connection. Then I called you back twice and got 8 rings, a busy and a disconnect. Are you avoiding me? Or is MagicJack screwing up again?
Happy New Year!
Love,
Mary


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