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Post by JMG » Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:34 pm

I had the esteemed privileged today of meeting the one and only, Del (sans the kilt) and his lovely bride as they passed through my neck of the woods down to coonass country. I'll be honest, I wasn't sure what to expect. It's been my experience that CPS has a way of lending perceptions of its members as seen through a technicolor lens...one that's a bit foggy...and distorted by the hands of a marginally novice glazier. What I found was a particularly pleasant, funny, and all-around easy to talk to and hang out with guy.

Our couple hours started off by meeting at the Country Squire. Del was fortunate enough to find a house tobacco blend that seemed to suit him nicely, and a local'ish beer to accompany it. "Not hoppy," he said. I, on the other hand, took the hoppiest thing I could find. We had a smoke and stories outside on the patio. Things were going wonderfully up until this point, but it was then, upon my recommendation of a place to eat in Louisianan, that things began to sour.

After mentioning the name of the restaurant, Del immediately began to inquire of its whereabouts. To which I obliged him with an answer........only my answer was found to be unsatisfactory. Hurriedly, at first, Del began to converse with Siri as to the "real" location of this eatery. "That can't be right," he mutters in my direction, but not actually at me directly. "I've been there a few times personally. I assure you that's where it is," I offer in attempts to quell his growing anxiety. "THAT CAN'T BE RIGHT!" he exclaimed. Though this time while staring directly at me...no...through me. Clear through into my soul, he stared. The air temperature rose easily by two degrees simply from the friction created by the frantic movement of his fingers across the screen of his phone. Hands shaking. Zooming in on the map. "That's nothing but a lake. It' can't be!" he continued. With heart felt concern for Del's emotional state, I phoned my father, and with it on speaker I asked him where that particular restaurant was located. He proceeded to confirm my original statement. "A lake...nothing but a lake...it can't be...my precious"

Though unconvinced, Del did a fine job of tucking away his obvious desire to strangle me with his belt. This may have been simply because I had promised him some BBQ, maybe the non-hoppy brew had begun to calm him down. I only know that whatever the reason, I am thankful for it as I was, for a brief moment, but "brief" in the sense that it is spanned only a second but seemed to stretch out for years over that single second, I feared for my life.

From the Squire we took off to a local BBQ joint where along the way, Del, who was obviously not at all trusting of my navigation skills, proceeded to pass me and drive in the wrong direction. By God's grace I was able to steer him back on course and we were pulling into the parking lot in about 5 minutes...not the 15 that his gps had told him. Del and I both had pork belly and collar green sandwiches, while his wife opted for a more traditional brisket. Not the greatest restaurant, but not bad either. I will say this though, it was all made to be a top notch afternoon due to the fantastic company.

Del, it was a pleasure. I wish I could have stuck around longer.
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Post by DepartedLight » Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:02 pm

JMG wrote:
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I had the esteemed privileged today of meeting the one and only, Del oh. i am all about this option. bring it! (sans the kilt) wait. fake del meet up? dude. really?? and his lovely bride she is, isnt she? as they passed through my neck of the woods down to coonass country. I'll be honest, I wasn't sure what to expect.how long have you been on cps? It's been my experience that CPS has a way of lending perceptions of its members as seen through a technicolor lens...one that's a bit foggy...and distorted by the hands of a marginally novice glazier. lay off the acid duder What I found was a particularly pleasant, funny, and all-around easy to talk to and hang out with guy. well, duh

Our couple hours started off by meeting at the Country Squire. Del was fortunate enough to find a house tobacco blend that seemed to suit him nicely, and a local'ish beer to accompany it. "Not hoppy," he said. I don't have a confirm or deny of said hoppiness in my del meet-up notes I, on the other hand, took the hoppiest thing I could find. We had a smoke and stories outside on the patio. Things were going wonderfully up until this point, but it was then, upon my recommendation of a place to eat in Louisianan, that things began to sour.

After mentioning the name of the restaurant, Del immediately began to inquire of its whereabouts.OK. You met with del. no further evidence needed. Thank you for your due diligence in this area To which I obliged him with an answer........only my answer was found to be unsatisfactory. Hurriedly, at first, Del began to converse with Siri as to the "real" location of this eatery. "That can't be right," he mutters in my direction, but not actually at me directly. "I've been there a few times personally. I assure you that's where it is," I offer in attempts to quell his growing anxiety. "THAT CAN'T BE RIGHT!" he exclaimed. Though this time while staring directly at me...no...through me. Clear through into my soul, he stared. The air temperature rose easily by two degrees simply from the friction created by the frantic movement of his fingers across the screen of his phone. Hands shaking. Zooming in on the map. "That's nothing but a lake. It' can't be!" he continued. With heart felt concern for Del's emotional state, I phoned my father, and with it on speaker I asked him where that particular restaurant was located. He proceeded to confirm my original statement. "A lake...nothing but a lake...it can't be...my precious" This is the most riveting post I have ever yellow thread bombed

Though unconvinced, Del did a fine job of tucking away his obvious desire to strangle me with his belt. yer really lucky there was no del kilt. He's got ninja stuff in those pockets This may have been simply because I had promised him some BBQ, what sort of BBQ? NC Summer's Eve scent or real Texas Briscuite? maybe the non-hoppy brew had begun to calm him down. I only know that whatever the reason, I am thankful for it as I was, for a brief moment, but "brief" in the sense that it is spanned only a second but seemed to stretch out for years over that single second, I feared for my life. holy cow, batman! did you piss off mrs. del?!?!

From the Squire we took off to a local BBQ joint where along the way, Del, who was obviously not at all trusting of my navigation skills, proceeded to pass me and drive in the wrong direction. I have never traveled with del in anything other than my shoes. By God's grace I was able to steer him back on course and we were pulling into the parking lot in about 5 minutes...not the 15 that his gps had told him. Del and I both had pork belly and collar green sandwiches, that really sounds disgusting while his wife opted for a more traditional brisket.she's got a good head on her shoulders Not the greatest restaurant, but not bad either. dude, it's del I will say this though, it was all made to be a top notch afternoon due to the fantastic company. dude, it's del

Del, it was a pleasure. I wish I could have stuck around longer.
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Post by sweetandsour » Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:19 pm

Very nice! I'm kind of hoping they'll detour over this way on their way back if possible.
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Post by Fainn » Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:57 am

I'd watch a movie about time traveling Del.
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Post by Hovannes » Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:32 am

I'd never pass up an opportunity to share a beer and cigars (or pipe) with Del. Good times! :D
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Post by Stanley76 » Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:10 am

Sounds like a great TV show for Saturday afternoon viewing. "On the Road With Del" is brought to you by The Friends of PBS. I can already here the theme song in my head.
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Post by tuttle » Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:20 am

:chili:

CPS meetup threads are the best
JMG wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:34 pm
I had the esteemed privileged today of meeting the one and only, Del (sans the kilt)
He was Donald Duck-ing it!? 8O
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Post by FredS » Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:52 am

nice
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Post by Del » Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:19 am

In my defense, JMG insisted that the specified restaurant was located half-way along the Lake Ponchartrain Causeway.

We all know what an upstanding guy JMG is.... but I've never met yet a true Son of the South who could resist pulling a Yankee's leg.


I don't mind, though. Everyone in the Deep South is so gosh darned friendly. I love it here!
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Re: A Moment In Time With Del...

Post by JMG » Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:28 am

tuttle wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:20 am
:chili:

CPS meetup threads are the best
JMG wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:34 pm
I had the esteemed privileged today of meeting the one and only, Del (sans the kilt)
He was Donald Duck-ing it!? 8O
*little chuckle*
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Post by Stanley76 » Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:47 am

Stanley76 wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:10 am
Sounds like a great TV show for Saturday afternoon viewing. "On the Road With Del" is brought to you by The Friends of PBS. I can already here the theme song in my head.
Off topic, but I can't tell you guys how disappointed I am at the CPS Grammar Nazi faction. Seriously.
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tuttle wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:20 am
:chili:

CPS meetup threads are the best
JMG wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:34 pm
I had the esteemed privileged today of meeting the one and only, Del (sans the kilt)
He was Donald Duck-ing it!? 8O
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Post by SlowToke » Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:43 pm

Good guy, that Del. I miss hanging with Del and the rest of you hooligans at the Chicago Pipe Show. I've never met the missus but she must be a saint to have married and stuck with, Del. :signofcross: :lol:
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Post by mustangii » Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:13 pm

Had I wonderful time with Del, His wife and Pipeson (I believe) got out all my tobac stuff including my hookahs, fun night.
They were visiting family in Marshall MO and stopped by. Hope to do it again sometime.
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Post by JimVH » Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:35 pm

I avoid Del. He just wants my Chili recipe.
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SlowToke wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:43 pm
Good guy, that Del. I miss hanging with Del and the rest of you hooligans at the Chicago Pipe Show. I've never met the missus but she must be a saint to have married and stuck with, Del. :signofcross: :lol:
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JimVH wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:35 pm
I avoid Del. He just wants my Chili recipe.
I could plan our next vacation to visit Texas.

Or you could send me a PM.
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mustangii wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:13 pm
Had I wonderful time with Del, His wife and Pipeson (I believe) got out all my tobac stuff including my hookahs, fun night.
They were visiting family in Marshall MO and stopped by. Hope to do it again sometime.
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Post by JimVH » Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:40 pm

Del wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:32 pm
JimVH wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:35 pm
I avoid Del. He just wants my Chili recipe.
I could plan our next vacation to visit Texas.

Or you could send me a PM.
You come to Texas and the recipe is yours.
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Post by Gabriel » Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:50 pm

Nice!
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