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rhkkmk Oct 9th, 2009 11:41 AM

at least two have arrived, bookchick from MI and lcuy from HI, via tokyo...

looking forward to nibbles at gpanda's tonight and then delicious indian at punjab...

more later including pictures

rhkkmk Oct 9th, 2009 11:42 AM

a supply of books and goodies arrived yesterday from fodors, thanks katie...

bookchick has also brought some books from borders...

Craig Oct 9th, 2009 11:56 AM

Have a great time at the panda's and Punjab tonight - Jeane and I look forward to seeing everyone at the GTG tomorrow...

BostonHarbor Oct 9th, 2009 01:12 PM

Can't wait to see everyone! it's been too long.

citywalks Oct 9th, 2009 01:17 PM

Leaving for NYC unexpectantly on some urgent family business so it looks like I'll miss everything as I get back late Sat. night. Anything happening Sunday???

Gpanda Oct 9th, 2009 02:38 PM

Help, Help, my house is being invaded.

ekscrunchy Oct 9th, 2009 03:25 PM

If you feel hemmed in and overwhelmed by all the festivities, go take a spin in the Pandamobile.

Jackie Oct 9th, 2009 03:36 PM

Enjoy yourself tonight. Looking forward to tmw.

hawaiiantraveler Oct 9th, 2009 11:53 PM

Best wishes to all and know we are thinking of you in Boston here in Japan. Just about ready to dive into the hot springs and then we'll have a toast to you all. Wish we were there with you. It is a treat to see the Bob and Andy show live in person. Or was that a trick......hmmmmm


rhkkmk Oct 10th, 2009 05:19 AM

it was fun last nite... panda, or rather mrs panda, rolled out a nice spread last nite.... Dinner was good, but service was a bit off.... the post dinner GTG in the rhk's room lasted till 1AM...

looking forward to today

bookchick Oct 10th, 2009 05:29 AM

Karen & Bob are the most amazing host and hostess ever. Panda's wife Beth, a stunning and delightful lady destined for sainthood was a wonderful hostess last night at the wine and cheese hour at their place prior to heading to Punjab. Loved the food and Punjab and Travelribbon joined us there which was a delightful and unexpected (by me anyway!) surprise. Craig I am expecting you to really give Panda and laurieco the business over the Yankees most recent win! So good to see Lcuy here after her rathering harrowing voyage on her way here.

Much more news to come. I can't believe I'm back here with all these (mostly) delightful people. Laurieco videotaped Panda's "muscle trick", and we'd put it on public display, but have realized that would merely serve to feed Panda's insatiable ego...

Gpanda Oct 10th, 2009 05:52 AM

Classic Bob. Instead of having a report about the GTG, he starts a thread about the start of the GTG. Does this make any sense?

Chez Panda survived the onslaught of Fodorites. It was a nice mingle. Of course, once they were drinking wine and talking, it took all my panda powers to move them to the dinner restaurant.

These GTG's are really fun. The conversations are interesting and Laurieco always has a few stories to keep us laughing.

rhkkmk Oct 10th, 2009 06:03 AM

city---nothing planned for sunday.... unfortunately i think we will have to pay for your meal

DonTopaz Oct 10th, 2009 06:35 AM

If Beth is destined for sainthood, there's great hope for the rest of us.

Decent hosting by Les Panda at Chez Eux, although Himself seemed disappointed that no one wanted to join him in the hot tub. Karen insisted that all taste some sort of dip substance that she claimed to have made, and it was actually pretty good. Too early to report whether or not illnesses ensued. Beth mentioned that some Roquefort cheese was available, bu Mr. Beth consumed all of it before the rest of us had a chance.

Dinner at the always-reliable Punjab was decent enough. I was at the end of the table where brilliant and fabulous conversations were taking place. Bob and Andy were at the other end of said table. Some trouble developed at the conslusion of the meal the bill was being apportioned and no one confessed to having ordered the Diet Coke, but laurieco apparently sentenced someone to the stocks so we took the money out of their wallet. lcuy also created a ruckus by complaining to several nearby tables that they were making too much noise,but the Arlington Police did not intervene. (They were called, but they apparently go off duty at 9pm.)

See you tonight at Similan.

Kate1818 Oct 10th, 2009 08:13 AM

Thank you very much for your story! It seems that I also was there with you :)

nanabee Oct 10th, 2009 11:40 AM

<<lcuy also created a ruckus by complaining to several nearby tables that they were making too much noise>>

I know she is such a quiet, demure person herself. :)

rhkkmk Oct 10th, 2009 10:44 PM

much of the above is misreported...

dogster Oct 10th, 2009 11:40 PM

lol lol lol I wish I was there. Keep reporting for the tragics stuck at home.

Gpanda Oct 11th, 2009 03:37 AM

This years's guest of honor was Agent Hanuman. He sat quietly in the corner observing the proceedings.
We may have gotten lucky and there will be a few photos of him.

citywalks Oct 11th, 2009 05:10 AM

Rhkkmk: just got back from NYC. I'll reimburse you for the cost of my meal! No prob. Just tell me how. I'm glad everyone is having a good time!

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