Recent Vintage (Part 2)

September 16

I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career. ~ Gloria Steinem

It was a long, long day. From two separate music venues, the latter with three different groups, with a book signing in between. And, the Super did another three hours garden prep at the theatre in the morning . . .

Well, if I called the wrong number, why did you answer the phone? ~ James Thurber

September 11

[And now Quinie’s discovered how to attain the heights . . . ]

[Uffda! She does it all the time now . . . ]

[After the Super’s morning gardening adventures, it was off to Carlos Creek Winery for an afternoon session with Elsa Lee . . . ]

I quit therapy because my analyst was trying to help me behind my back. ~ Richard Lewis

I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don’t believe I deserved my friends. ~ Walt Whitman

If at first you don’t succeed, find out if the loser gets anything. ~ William Lyon Phelps

I’m sorry, if you were right, I’d agree with you. ~ Robin Williams

[Discovered fellow friends of a famous local writer (also often seen at Cardinal athletic events) . . . ]

[Said famous local writer . . . ]

I am certain there is too much certainty in the world. ~ Michael Crichton

[Keep an eye out, Elsa will be playing the winery several times through the end of the year . . . ]

[Then we hot-footed it over to Cherry Street Books for the first book of another local writer . . . ]

[Then came the long day’s journey into night . . . ]

[Back to the theatre for even more fun and excitement . . . ]

[The natural garden the Super purged that morning . . . ]

So, where’s the Cannes Film Festival being held this year? ~ Christina Aguilera

But the soul of touring and the heart of it is basically every day is like putting up a circus tent. ~ Pat Benatar

If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito. ~ African proverb

It’s simple, if it jiggles, it’s fat. ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger

[For the volunteer dining and subsequent music . . . ]

Here’s to all volunteers, those dedicated people who believe in all work and no-pay. ~ Robert Orben

[Step up to the table and sign in please . . . ]

[The theatre board president chefs under the watchful eye of a retired pharmacist . . . ]

[The fixin’s bar . . . ]

Barbecue may not be the road to world peace, but it’s a start. ~ Anthony Bourdain

There are three kinds of people: Those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who say, ‘what happened?’ ~ Casey Stengel

Food is an important part of a balanced diet. ~ Fran Lebowitz

The four building blocks of the universe are fire, water, gravel and vinyl. ~ Dave Barry

[The bar . . . ]

[Dave and Karin thought they had signed up for art painting class, but since their easel was facing the wrong direction their application was denied . . . ]

[Spoiler alert: We had only seen Chris Koza previously (at this year’s Resorters Golf Tournament) – all three performers (with their bands) were terrific!]

[Theatre executive director Nicole with Sidney, a season staff member, begin the festivities . . . ]

[Sidney was responsible for putting this show together for which she gets major kudos!]

[Joanna Schnedler, Executive Director, MN Music Coalition, on the Caravan du Nord program . . . ]

[Many thanks to her and this program . . . ]

[Leading off with Brianna Kocka . . . ]

[The ever present and irreplaceable Janet . . . ]

If I want to knock a story off the front page, I just change my hairstyle. ~ Hillary Clinton

I was eating in a Chinese restaurant downtown. There was a dish called Mother and Child Reunion. It’s chicken and eggs. And I said, I gotta use that one. ~ Paul Simon

Weather forecast for tonight: dark. ~ George Carlin

My one regret in life is that I am not someone else. ~ Woody Allen

Instant gratification takes too long. ~ Carrie Fisher

Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing. ~ Robert Benchley

[Jillian Rae was up next . . . ]

What I am looking for is a blessing not in disguise. ~ Jerome K. Jerome

[Jillian was trained as classical violinist, but apparently plays all manner of instruments . . . ]

Do not worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older it will avoid you. ~ Joey Adams

[Apparently the official caravan photographer . . . ]

[Chris Koza joined her for a duet – in music lexicon, that’s two people singing together . . . ]

All generalizations are false, including this one. ~ Mark Twain

People always ask me, ‘Were you funny as a child?’ Well, no, I was an accountant. ~ Ellen DeGeneres

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen. ~ Albert Einstein

When I eventually met Mr. Right I had no idea that his first name was Always. ~ Rita Rudner

[Chris Koza put the capper on the evening . . . ]

When I was a boy the Dead Sea was only sick. ~ George Burns

My father would take me to the playground, and put me on mood swings. ~ Jay London

I have an unfortunate personality. ~ Orson Welles

Every dogma has its day. ~ Anthony Burgess

Working with Julie Andrews is like getting hit over the head with a valentine. ~ Christopher Pummer

If at first you don’t succeed, blame your parents. ~ Marcelene Cox

[As the night was wearing down, it was time for a walkabout . . . ]

Someone told me that when they go to Vermont, they feel like they’re home. I’m that way at Saks. ~ Caroline Rhea

I’m writing a book. I’ve got the page numbers done. ~ Steven Wright

[The view from the president’s loge . . . ]

If you’re naturally kind, you attract a lot of people you don’t like. ~ William Feather

This suspense is terrible. I hope it will last. ~ Oscar Wilde

Expert: a man who makes three correct guesses consecutively. ~ Lawrence J. Peter

We’ll love you just the way you are if you’re perfect. ~ Alanis Morissette

I never said most of the things I said. ~ Yoig Berra

Progress might have been alright once, but it has gone on too long. ~ Ogden Nash

As far as I’m concerned, ‘whom’ is a word that was invented to make everyone sound like a butler. ~ Calvin Trillin

One advantage of talking to yourself is that you know at least somebody’s listening. ~ Franklin P. Jones

[Winding down . . . ]

[And as we slowly drift off into the night . . . ]

[It’s time to say goodnight folks!]

What contemptible scoundrel has stolen the cork to my lunch? ~ W. Clement Stone

Turn up the lights. I don’t want to go home in the dark. ~ O. Henry

Up Next: Grape Stomp this weekend; Homecoming next weekend. Oy!

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