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Mini-fest in Santa Rosa

kathymcmo's picture

So I had the great pleasure of meeting Cylexa for dinner the other night, and we had a great time. She is just a charming person and was in the middle of a great trip through Northern California and the Wine Country.


We met at Rosso's pizzeria and wine bar, which I hadn't been to in a long while but it still has great wood-fired-oven pizza and flatbreads. Great little spot in a rather odd shopping area.


We started with the smoked roasted eggplant spread & ricotta cheese, then tried the housemade burrata & parma prosciutto. For the main course we split the funghi pizza (white base, roasted #### and cremini shrooms, taleggio and fontina, shaved artichokes and thyme) and the Caprese flatbread (pesto, tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil--though the menu says arugula, but I thought ours had basil. Oh well, had some wine by then so who knows?)


This is my second little mini-fest and I had a great time, Cindy is so fun and easy to talk to and I got vicarious pleasure hearing all the details about her travels. By now she's on her way from the Bubble Room back to SF for a few days before heading home.


And she has had mini-fests with Sally, so I feel like I've had Six Degrees of Sally Separation, haven't met her yet but have met someone who has. Now if she would just get that sabbatical arranged out here ....


 

Carole4's picture

(post #56932, reply #1 of 19)

Sounds like a great time. I haven't met Cylexa, but would love to. I have met Sally and her husband if only for a brief time. Believe me, she is as lively and bubbly in person as she comes across here and Phil is just as handsome...:)

I met several people when I lived in Cleveland: Biscuit, CookiMonster, Nihon and Grasshopper. It is great to see people in person.

BTW, I had a niece who lived in Santa Rosa for a while. She loved it there.

SallyBR1's picture

(post #56932, reply #2 of 19)

WHERE THE HECKYPECK ARE THE PICTURES??????????

(insert pout here)

 


 


American Citizen, with a tropical twist...


(May 29th, 2009)

SallyBR1's picture

(post #56932, reply #3 of 19)

Well, I am jealous of you both.

I need a West Coast fix. ASAP

it's gonna happen, sooner or later

 


 


American Citizen, with a tropical twist...


(May 29th, 2009)

kathymcmo's picture

(post #56932, reply #4 of 19)

I sure hope so! Cindy said she tried to get you to tag along on this trip.


Sorry about the photos, it didn't occur to me, as I am one of the last three people on earth without a cell phone.

SallyBR1's picture

(post #56932, reply #5 of 19)

Cindy is adorable - if I could I would have gone....

 


 


American Citizen, with a tropical twist...


(May 29th, 2009)

Regality's picture

(post #56932, reply #6 of 19)

I am one of the last three people on earth without a cell phone.


Then am I #1 or #2?  Then again, it doesn't matter, cuz my SO is the other one.  *L*


wonka's picture

(post #56932, reply #7 of 19)

I'm #3 then.

schnitzel's picture

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Jean's picture

(post #56932, reply #9 of 19)

No, I'm older, so #4 would be me. :)


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madnoodle's picture

(post #56932, reply #10 of 19)

I'm number 5.

What if there were no hypothetical questions?


 

What if there were no hypothetical questions?

 

leonap's picture

(post #56932, reply #12 of 19)

Number 6. There is a conspiracy to make us all cell phone carriers though. Public phones are a rarity these days. I do borrow DH's work phone (shhh, don't tell!) when I head out on a day trip. I bristle at the thought of always being available for a phone call. Can barely stand getting on the phone at home. What is with these people who have to be on the phone with someone constantly? And can I use this platform to tell people how annoying it is to hear your end of a conversation in every conceivable public place? (Not that I am not accepting of other people's behavior or anything. lol.)

On the bright side, people no longer look at me funny when I talk to myself in the grocery store. They probably assume I'm talking on my cell. ;-)

madnoodle's picture

(post #56932, reply #13 of 19)

Whenever someone asks me why I don't have a cell phone, I just tell them I'm not popular enough.  Honestly--who would phone me when I'm out somewhere?  And why would I answer? ITA about public phones--hard to find these days. On the other hand, when I do find one, there's never a lineup to use it.

What if there were no hypothetical questions?


 

What if there were no hypothetical questions?

 

TracyK's picture

(post #56932, reply #14 of 19)

We have one pay phone left in our entire county.


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TracyK's picture

(post #56932, reply #15 of 19)

I bristle at the thought of always being available for a phone call.


Having a cell phone does not make one always available. Most of them have a power button, after all... or you can just choose not to answer. :)



"One of the great strengths of the United States is … we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values."

                                                            --President Barack Obama

leonap's picture

(post #56932, reply #16 of 19)

Of course, but I get the impression a vast number of people are always available for a phone call. It's almost as common to see someone talking on a cell phone as not, especially while driving, but that is a whole 'nother can of worms!

ashleyd's picture

(post #56932, reply #17 of 19)

And of course your mobile number is only available to those that you give it to, so I get very few calls on my personal mobile, it's mainly for me to make calls. My work mobile is freely available but I only answer that during working hours (when I'm not driving).


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Regality's picture

(post #56932, reply #18 of 19)

My work mobile is freely available but I only answer that during working hours (when I'm not driving).


Good for you!


DaveFritz's picture

(post #56932, reply #19 of 19)

Count me in at whatever the current number is. I'm a man who at one point owned 5 computers including one that fits in my shirt pocket, but no cell phone.

Cheers,


Dave Fritz

Cheers, Dave Fritz

cyalexa's picture

(post #56932, reply #11 of 19)

It was MY pleasure to spend the evening with Kathy. She is kind, smart, hard-working, and has had many interesting experiences. She very generously brought me a gift of local berries and I enjoyed them for breakfast the next morning.


I am having a wonderful trip. I have been eating the most amazing things, ranging from things I didn't recognize (but think were pieces of internal organs) in Chinatown, to cavair and champagne. I have visited many of the places recommended by CTers and feel so fortunate to have had these opportunities.