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#1230404 Explosions at the Boston Marathon

Posted by 9lives on 20 April 2013 - 01:30 PM in What's that got to do with anything?

Thanks Steve R.

We move onboard next month. The marina is secure but the only time this security level is reached when a LNG tanker comes by. I wish I was more insistent on you sampling the toro I had on ice.. :)

I didn't make up the handgun comment. I heard it from a local NBC news guy; who suggested the Watertown resident would likely feel safer if they were armed. Quickly realized his faux pas. People in Watertown were told to not open their doors unless they saw law enforcement/military. In a hi rise, no one knocks on my door; no need or desire for a gun.


I was awoken by chants of USA, USA late last night. Mixed feeling about a celebration with 170 ish people still hospitalized but I guess they needed to let off some steam after a hellacious week.

#1230362 Explosions at the Boston Marathon

Posted by 9lives on 19 April 2013 - 08:57 PM in What's that got to do with anything?

W, People want to create a larger issue here..Muslim, Illegal immigrants, whatever.

As a resident..I just want to keep myself and family safe.

Indifferent as to what the religion, creed, background, etc of the threat.

#1230357 Explosions at the Boston Marathon

Posted by 9lives on 19 April 2013 - 08:43 PM in What's that got to do with anything?

re ar 15..many of the law enforcement have them; or what appears to be.

as to citizens like myself, NO..leave them in the hands of pros.

I can't speculate as to the desire as to access to auto weapons but is has been suggested..bad idea..

eta..I live in a hi rise bulding with securty.

If I lived in the directly affected areas of the city, I would prefer owning a handgun..which I am well trained to use responsibly.

#1230353 Explosions at the Boston Marathon

Posted by 9lives on 19 April 2013 - 08:04 PM in What's that got to do with anything?

To add a little, proposed or existing "gun laws" would have had no impact on this tragedy.

The weapons were NOT purcased at a "gun show;" nor were any weapons usedin the aftermath.

DD was not delivering food today. Cosi was...which I passed on and had a nice charcuterie plate at home.

Boston is what I imagine to be lke a "war zone." Sucks and I went to work without usual nylon backpack and kept my hands in plain sight.

No grudge against any ethnic group...sick behavior doesn't discriminate or see color or race.

It sucks right now but return to normal soon.

#1218006 An American in (and outside of) Paris

Posted by 9lives on 24 January 2013 - 03:14 AM in France


#1216534 An American in (and outside of) Paris

Posted by 9lives on 11 January 2013 - 01:57 AM in France

My condolences. I'm sorry to hear of your loss.

#1190744 Carroll Shelby

Posted by 9lives on 11 May 2012 - 09:31 PM in Goodbye


My BIL has an original, that he bought for short money some years ago and spent a lot of time restoring to mint condition. What a ride! Shelby actually drove his car at Lime Rock and they became good friends. BIL was Pres of some Shelby Car Club.

She's a head turner, we once pulled into a country restaurant that was popular with bikers...At a nice place where a few guys were into revving hi powered engines, we were it..:)


#1190733 Alpine Country Club Chef named Top Burger Maker

Posted by 9lives on 11 May 2012 - 08:55 PM in New Jersey

Congrats Nick!

#1189742 Fewer Jerks Opening Restaurants?

Posted by 9lives on 02 May 2012 - 11:53 PM in General food and drink discussion

I agree that things are slow, of course, but I find no shortage of risibly bad experiences.

The slow recovery did not prevent openings like Lavo, Imperial No. Nine, Niko, Xiao Ye, or the last dozen Todd English places.

Todd English just reopened his first place after 5+ years. Olives in Charlestown.To be accurate, it was the second and larger Olives, original was turned into a Figs. THE restaurant in BOS in it's day. Last month, Kingfish Hall, another Todd English creation, closed in Fanieul Hall.

#1189304 A Happy Hour Ban?

Posted by 9lives on 30 April 2012 - 08:42 PM in New York

Okay, this is how you do it (per Massachusetts). Must not:

sell, offer to sell or deliver to any person or group of persons any
drinks at a price less than the price regularly charged for such drinks
during the same calendar week

Yay! Happy week!

I remember when this was instituted in MA. It was a sad day. No more 2 for 1's. There were a few places that heavily pushed this biz. People would stumble out at 6:30, hammered. Not bad if you could walk home, but a disaster for suburbanites that were jumping in their cars. Free apps were prohibited.

Far cry from the good old days when we could plan our week around free chicken wings at X and double drinks on Tues.."Swedish" meatballs and double drinks at Y on Wed and so on..:) Tough living on $1000/month in Manhattan..even in the 70's..:)

In practice, I usually get a freebie in Boston at the few places I frequent in Boston, but it's not allowed by law.

#1188455 The Palm Steakhouse

Posted by 9lives on 21 April 2012 - 03:06 AM in New York

I wanted to have a word with Don King after Tyson bit Holyfield's ear and he was heard saying "We're all losers tonight."

I wanted to tell him, I'm out fifty bucks, how about you?

I meant to ask Mike about that but I don't know how good I can swim with a broken jaw or head..:)Max, the boat cat didn't like him and Mike asked if he bit..I toyed with the idea of saying "only the ears" but exercised judgement and said no...:)