THE BOSTON GTG 2009 IS ABOUT TO START

Old Oct 9th, 2009, 11:41 AM
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THE BOSTON GTG 2009 IS ABOUT TO START

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
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Old Oct 9th, 2009, 11:42 AM
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a supply of books and goodies arrived yesterday from fodors, thanks katie...

bookchick has also brought some books from borders...
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Old Oct 9th, 2009, 11:56 AM
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Have a great time at the panda's and Punjab tonight - Jeane and I look forward to seeing everyone at the GTG tomorrow...
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Old Oct 9th, 2009, 01:12 PM
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Can't wait to see everyone! it's been too long.
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Old Oct 9th, 2009, 01:17 PM
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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???
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Old Oct 9th, 2009, 02:38 PM
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Help, Help, my house is being invaded.
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Old Oct 9th, 2009, 03:25 PM
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If you feel hemmed in and overwhelmed by all the festivities, go take a spin in the Pandamobile.
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Old Oct 9th, 2009, 03:36 PM
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Enjoy yourself tonight. Looking forward to tmw.
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Old Oct 9th, 2009, 11:53 PM
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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

Aloha!
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Old Oct 10th, 2009, 05:19 AM
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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
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Old Oct 10th, 2009, 05:29 AM
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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...
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Old Oct 10th, 2009, 05:52 AM
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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.
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Old Oct 10th, 2009, 06:03 AM
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city---nothing planned for sunday.... unfortunately i think we will have to pay for your meal
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Old Oct 10th, 2009, 06:35 AM
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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.
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Old Oct 10th, 2009, 08:13 AM
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Thank you very much for your story! It seems that I also was there with you
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Old Oct 10th, 2009, 11:40 AM
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I know she is such a quiet, demure person herself.
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Old Oct 10th, 2009, 10:44 PM
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much of the above is misreported...
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Old Oct 10th, 2009, 11:40 PM
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lol lol lol I wish I was there. Keep reporting for the tragics stuck at home.
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Old Oct 11th, 2009, 03:37 AM
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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.
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Old Oct 11th, 2009, 05:10 AM
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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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