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shywoodlandcreature's picture

Okay, so here's what I have:

Attendees: Beth, Jennifer, Sandra, Tracy, Ruth, maybe Charlotte, mystery guest, Frankie, Jon, and Ruth Wells. I think I'm missing one or two folk. Come out, come out, wherever you are!

Fine dining: Thursday evening, Saturday evening, Sunday Brunch - the bunch of us at assorted venues and times.

Friday: shopping! Meet at the shoe place.

Saturday: Farmer's market

Sunday: brunch, Central Park, then disburse.

Okay, anybody got anything to add?





"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen."
George Orwell, 1984

CookiM0nster's picture

(post #56845, reply #1 of 52)

The chocolate tour, the chocolate tour!
I'm going to go pout if one more person forgets it.
There are two people coming to twon specially for it, after all.

shoechick's picture

(post #56845, reply #2 of 52)

Saturday the chocolate tour right?  I'm in.


What time are we meeting at DSW on Friday?


 


Cinderella is proof that shoes can change your life....

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.  ~St. Augustine

dorcast's picture

(post #56845, reply #4 of 52)

I would love to join you all on Saturday....Farmers Market and Chocolate sound great.
(Shoe shopping always sounds great, but may have work on Friday).

Thanks.

ehBeth's picture

(post #56845, reply #10 of 52)

The Greenmarket and chocolate - it really doesn't get much better, does it.

If you can't play a sport, be one.

If you can't play a sport, be one.
dorcast's picture

(post #56845, reply #11 of 52)

Greenmarket, Chocolate and Shoes would practically be overload of good things.....
Thanks for your other message as well.
I look forward to meeting you.

ehBeth's picture

(post #56845, reply #12 of 52)

look for


http://www.fotosearch.com/comp/BDX/BDX131/bxp28746.jpg


That's me!


 


<big grin>


If you can't play a sport, be one.
If you can't play a sport, be one.
shywoodlandcreature's picture

(post #56845, reply #6 of 52)

Chocolate, of course! How could I forget that?





"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen."
George Orwell, 1984

Frankie's picture

(post #56845, reply #8 of 52)

What time and where will everyone be meeting on Thursday PM? 'Til when? I am having dinner with an uncle and won't be available 'til 10:30.

Is there any sort of rendezvous Fri. PM. Maybe after everyone's various dinners? If people can tell me where they plan on eating, I could suggest a location that is conveinient. It can be lower budget, if you would like.

I do not have anyone's cell #. Is anyone bringing a laptop to communicate? Catching a signal in NYC is pretty easy.

Now, most important -

What time is the Cocolate Tour on Sat. and where will we be meeting?

Frankie

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Edited 10/10/2006 12:27 pm ET by Frankie


Flay your Suffolk bought-this-morning sole with organic hand-cracked pepper and blasted salt. Thrill each side for four minutes at torchmark haut. Interrogate a lemon. Embarrass any tough roots from the samphire. Then bamboozle till it's al dente with that certain je ne sais quoi.

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CookiM0nster's picture

(post #56845, reply #9 of 52)

I don't think those details have been worked out yet.
Many of them probably won't be worked out until we're all actually in NYC, which is why contact #'s are important!

I'll email everyone coming on the chocolate tour when and where later today or, more likely, tomorrow when I have more time.

dorcast's picture

(post #56845, reply #49 of 52)

Thought I would post before I passed out from the sugar crash...
Thanks so much for the chocolate tour!
Well thought out, well mapped, great knowledge and delicious chocolate.
Lovely to share it with you, ehBeth, Shoechick and Abby.

Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Adele's picture

(post #56845, reply #50 of 52)

Sugar crash- my kind of gal!  LOL.  Sounds like a wonderful time- did you go shoe shopping too?

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

dorcast's picture

(post #56845, reply #51 of 52)

I didn't shop with the group, as yesterday was their shopping day.
But, from the quantities I heard about, they made me proud!

ehBeth's picture

(post #56845, reply #52 of 52)

The chocolate, the shoes and I made it home. My car was covered in sand when I retrieved it from the airport lot in Buffalo!

My head is still spinning from the whole adventure.

It was great to meet you. We missed you on Sunday morning at Cafe Mozart - hope everyone behaved themselves.

I busily lectured on the signs of unacceptable chocolate production and handling at Bryant Park, on the Upper East Side, and on the plane home. I wanted to be sure I didn't forget the lessons I learned at D&D

If you can't play a sport, be one.
If you can't play a sport, be one.
MarineEngineer's picture

(post #56845, reply #37 of 52)

send me an email with your cell and I'll phone you where we end up Thurs nite. Starting at Candela at 8pm.

Marine Engineer

fair winds and following seas
RuthWells's picture

(post #56845, reply #3 of 52)

I am joining in process on Saturday, so will give you all a ringy-dingy when I land on the island. Guess I better go reserve a train ticket....

Ruth Wells


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 - G.B. Shaw

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MarineEngineer's picture

(post #56845, reply #5 of 52)

I'm going to skip the shoe shopping. I have one pair. When they wear out, I'll get another.

Lemme know where you decide on lunch, and I'll try to join you.

Marine Engineer

fair winds and following seas
PeterDurand's picture

(post #56845, reply #13 of 52)

"I have one pair. When they wear out, I'll get another."

I agree.

 

plantlust's picture

(post #56845, reply #14 of 52)

You are thinking in the moment not of the future.

When your shoes wear out & you try to find THE EXACT SAME PAIR because you liked them & they were comfortable they will no longer exist. Why?
Because of stupid fashion "marketing".

If you find a pair of shoes that you like, you have to buy 10 pairs for the reason stated above.

I am NOT a Luddite. I just happen to be very picky about which technology I embrace.

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shoechick's picture

(post #56845, reply #15 of 52)

You have issues, we need to talk......no one can live on one pair of shoes, that's inhumane  ;)

Cinderella is proof that shoes can change your life....

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.  ~St. Augustine

ehBeth's picture

(post #56845, reply #16 of 52)

and then there's the thinking that if you have more shoes, they don't wear out as quickly - or so the old Sicilian shoe repairman taught me nearly 50 years ago

If you can't play a sport, be one.
If you can't play a sport, be one.
MadMom's picture

(post #56845, reply #17 of 52)

That's why I have two pair for casual and one for dress up.  I'm with Peter.  I would rather be in hell with my back broke than buy shoes.



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shoechick's picture

(post #56845, reply #18 of 52)

Tsk, Tsk...;)

Cinderella is proof that shoes can change your life....

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.  ~St. Augustine

MadMom's picture

(post #56845, reply #19 of 52)

I cannot help it.  The new shoe gene must have been left out of my DNA.  When we lived in Panama, I put some of my work shoes in a yard sale for $.25/pair.  When they didn't sell, I just kept wearing them to work.  Pitiful, isn't it?



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Not One More Dime! Not One More Life! Not One More Lie!

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Jean's picture

(post #56845, reply #20 of 52)

Oh, dear, me too. My dress up shoes have to be 10 years old. I live in ratty cheap canvass shoes, not even decent walkers. I've had clerks in upscale stores snub me b/c of my shoes. LOL.



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MadMom's picture

(post #56845, reply #22 of 52)

Back when Stanley Marcus still ran Neiman's, he emphasized to all of his clerks that they should be polite to everyone, regardless of the way they were dressed, because sometimes the big oilmen/cattlemen from West Texas would come in wearing dirty overalls with manure covered boots, and they could buy and sell half of Dallas.  One of the many reasons I loved to shop there.




Not One More Day!
Not One More Dime! Not One More Life! Not One More Lie!

End the Occupation of Iraq -- Bring the Troops Home Now!

And Take Care of Them When They Get Here!


Edited 10/11/2006 10:19 am ET by MadMom

assibams's picture

(post #56845, reply #23 of 52)

Family, indeed. Buying shoes is shere horror for me too.


Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.

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MadMom's picture

(post #56845, reply #24 of 52)

I am so glad to hear you say that!  I thought I must have been the only female in the world without the shoe shopping gene.



Not One More Day!
Not One More Dime! Not One More Life! Not One More Lie!

End the Occupation of Iraq -- Bring the Troops Home Now!

And Take Care of Them When They Get Here!

pamilyn's picture

(post #56845, reply #26 of 52)

Your not alone. I don't like buying shoes either. Sneakers, clogs, boots here. Stilettos? You have got to be kidding? Pamilyn

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madnoodle's picture

(post #56845, reply #27 of 52)

Me three, or four, or whatever we're up to.  Two pairs of Birkenstock sandals (one for my version of fancy dress), shearling-lined clogs for cold weather (a hand-me-down from my then-12-year-old niece--she's got big feet), runners for sporty things, Sorels for really cold weather, and two pairs of Clarks for work, one black, one brown.  That's lots, for me.

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shoechick's picture

(post #56845, reply #28 of 52)

Ok, People!!!  I'm sticking my fingers in my ears and going BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, I can't hear you!!!!


Shoes, how can you not love shoes???? They don't judge you, they never make your arse look fat, they always fit, shoes are your friend.


Cinderella is proof that shoes can change your life....

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.  ~St. Augustine