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BOSTON GTG 2010

Old Apr 4th, 2010, 09:20 AM
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weekend is shapping up nice with a friday wine fete at rizutto's house, followed by a buffet at papa razzi, GTG at hotel Indigo, followed by a thai dinner at similans...

lots of interest being created by e mails....come meet the wild and famous
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Old Apr 4th, 2010, 09:58 AM
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...more like lifestyles of the kitsch and blameless....

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Old Apr 4th, 2010, 12:34 PM
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bookchick: +1

And as Bob mentions, all are invited and welcome to my dilapidary for whine & jeez before dinner on Friday.
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Old Apr 4th, 2010, 02:58 PM
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Rizzuto is going to interface with the authorities ao we can easily enter Billerica without going through the usual metal detectors and body search. We will all have to wear badges and surrender any sharp objects.
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Old Apr 4th, 2010, 03:09 PM
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That's correct. No sharp objects are found among Billerica's populace.
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Old Apr 4th, 2010, 03:31 PM
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For those of you who are on the fence because you heard that my better half was not going to attend, you have no excuse now - Jeane and I will be attending both the Saturday GTG and the dinner at the Thai restaurant in Cambridge. As for the Friday night activities, my regrets go out to Don (Rizzuto) - we hope to see you some time on Saturday.

And for those of you that are baseball fans, apparently the season opens tonight in Beantown...
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Old Apr 4th, 2010, 06:38 PM
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Yes, but I have the same question about Billerica that I had about Needham: do I need to have vaccinations to enter? Will my passport be stamped by the authorities? Do I need to obtain a special passport? And despite a degree in linguistics, I must ask where can I learn to speak Billerican? How should I dress so the natives won't realize I'm a tourist?

Yay, Craig & Jeanne!

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Old Apr 4th, 2010, 07:06 PM
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Orange jumpsuits will be the costume. Forget passports, a hall pass will be necessary. By the time the GTG rolls around Billerica will have been fully evacuated, so no one will be left that actually speaks Billerican. It's certainly not a written language. You'll be able to pass with a mild Boston accent. Wiucked Pisser should appear every fourth paragraph.
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Old Apr 4th, 2010, 07:28 PM
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don't forget the tight jeans and the teased hair
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Old Apr 5th, 2010, 01:06 AM
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So it's like Queen, NY, except further east, slightly different accent?

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Old Apr 5th, 2010, 01:23 AM
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Whine and jeez in Bellerica sounds lovely. Can that teased hair be pink, by any chance? I'll go visit my colorist right before my arrival.

Craig... good news. I'm glad Jeane gets to join us.

We midwesterners do NOT have any accent what-so-ever. We are the true English language. I'm not going to cause my delicate tongue any stress by trying to speak Bellerican.

Should be a good time.

(hello from Zurich... just arrived about 3 hours ago)

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Old Apr 5th, 2010, 06:55 AM
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The Mid-West where they butcher vowel sounds into submission. The consonants are safe, but a-e-i-o-u are terrified to go into those corn states. They always get flatened. Squished. Plus, Mid-westernerd suffer from the delusion that they have no accent. Absurd.
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Old Apr 5th, 2010, 10:56 AM
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Well it beats believing the word "idea" is pronounced with an "r" at the end of it. Talk about truly delusional...

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Old Apr 5th, 2010, 11:10 AM
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My husband's cousin from NH keeps telling me I have a midwestern accent. I tell her no, she has a New England accent.
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Old Apr 5th, 2010, 01:53 PM
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Pandas have no accent. We speak the Queen's English as intended. No extra "R's", no flat "A's", just a smooth and melodious tone.
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Old Apr 5th, 2010, 07:36 PM
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Yes, barking out orders for more eucalyptus to be brought to you on a tray, that's as smooth and melodious as a U.S. Senate session on healthcare reform.

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Old Apr 5th, 2010, 07:41 PM
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so after all this talk, what new folks are planning to join us this year???
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Old Apr 5th, 2010, 10:21 PM
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> Or what about President Obam-er!

Bob, we promise not to scare off any newbies to the GTG. The more the merrier. We're all just a big happy and diverse group of travellers.
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Old Apr 6th, 2010, 04:23 AM
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For the budget-conscious (or unconscious) who are looking for decent yet convenient accommodations, the Courtyard by Marriott in Billerica is offering a fully-cancelable rate of $79/nite ($75 if you're a AAA or AARP member) for Friday and Saturday. The hotel is just off Route 3, and it's convenient to all GTG venues. Web site: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/trave...ton-billerica/
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Old Apr 6th, 2010, 12:35 PM
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Oh, gpanda, we're going to have to have an elocution lesson when I get to "Bahstun."
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