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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1541839)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Qui-Gon
Well, I'm going home tomorrow. I miss my own bed. Sydney was nice (expensive but nice).


Sounds like you had a great time! Hope the trip home to bed is trouble/delay free!! :)

A short delay in Sydney was largely made up in flight by good tailwinds.

Someone ordered great weather for us in Sydney: upper 40ºs to lower 70ºs and sunny each day; not bad for Winter.

The singing was nice, but the highlight was the Opera House, which has the best acoustics I've ever experienced for both the audience and the chorus.
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1540108)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Qui-Gon
Well, I'm going home tomorrow. I miss my own bed. Sydney was nice (expensive but nice).
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1538241)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Qui-Gon
'Stralia Bai-bee! The Opera house was the best hall I've ever sung in: great acoustics and great feed back for the performers.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1515870)
Posted 76 days ago by Profile Qui-Gon
Off to Australia in a few months. My singing group will be performing with choruses from other countries. It should be fun.


Hi Qui-Gon :)

I'm impressed :) Will you be touring or staying in one spot?

Just Sydney, but the trip will include local sightseeing in addition to (and in between) the performances. My choir will sing in four venues in Sydney, and all the choirs get together for a single performance of a piece that should be impressive--a few hundred voices can be stirring.


Waw! Sounds nice Qui-Gon, have fun!:)

Oh, I'm sure I will. My group is very talented, yet they let me sing with them. It's like being invited to a great party when you hardly know anyone--just remain inconspicuous and don't do anything stupid, then you may have a good time.


By inconspicuous I presume you mean remembering to sing the same song as everyone else :) When you say Sydney, would all the choirs be singing in the opera house?

Even if not, it sounds really exciting! :)

All the choirs will have a chance in the Opera House, but perhaps not on the same day. I don't know where the massed choir will sing, but it will have to be a big venue for the chorus and orchestra.
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1515589)
Posted 77 days ago by Profile Qui-Gon
Off to Australia in a few months. My singing group will be performing with choruses from other countries. It should be fun.


Hi Qui-Gon :)

I'm impressed :) Will you be touring or staying in one spot?

Just Sydney, but the trip will include local sightseeing in addition to (and in between) the performances. My choir will sing in four venues in Sydney, and all the choirs get together for a single performance of a piece that should be impressive--a few hundred voices can be stirring.


Waw! Sounds nice Qui-Gon, have fun!:)

Oh, I'm sure I will. My group is very talented, yet they let me sing with them. It's like being invited to a great party when you hardly know anyone--just remain inconspicuous and don't do anything stupid, then you may have a good time.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1515518)
Posted 77 days ago by Profile Qui-Gon
Off to Australia in a few months. My singing group will be performing with choruses from other countries. It should be fun.


Hi Qui-Gon :)

I'm impressed :) Will you be touring or staying in one spot?

Just Sydney, but the trip will include local sightseeing in addition to (and in between) the performances. My choir will sing in four venues in Sydney, and all the choirs get together for a single performance of a piece that should be impressive--a few hundred voices can be stirring.
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1515244)
Posted 78 days ago by Profile Qui-Gon
Off to Australia in a few months. My singing group will be performing with choruses from other countries. It should be fun.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1501202)
Posted 112 days ago by Profile Qui-Gon
What a great ski trip! The night before our first skiing day the Sierras got about a foot of new snow, which was a lot for this winter. We didn't know, looking at conditions before leaving home, if there would be any snow at all so we were very happy. Those of us who went to San Francisco for a few days before the Tahoe portion also got three very sunny days there, which many of you know can be rare for that city.
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1497646)
Posted 121 days ago by Profile Qui-Gon
With that avatar I can't ever read anything you write without hearing Liam Neeson's voice in my head.

Qui-Gon also has a very unique set of skills.

I recall some folks saying my avatar and nom-de-plume were "unfortunate", though no one ever explained why that was.
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1494267)
Posted 127 days ago by Profile Qui-Gon
Hi Anniet, Rocky was a friend of mine who I never met in person, but chatted with many times here. He and I both served in the Navy, a long time ago, where groups of sailors would often form a "coffee club" to share the expense of making a pot of coffee (or more) for their members each morning. There are very few restrictions to posting on these boards and those are observed here, but other than that all are welcome.

PS, I am not a Jedi Knight.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1493865)
Posted 128 days ago by Profile Qui-Gon
I am a 61 year old retired lawyer. I don't get to the forums much anymore, but that kenzieB flap is much ado about nothing.
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1483330)
Posted 150 days ago by Profile Qui-Gon
Getting close to my ski trip. I'm getting excited.
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1469790)
Posted 182 days ago by Profile Qui-Gon
The Pro Bowl was an improvement this year, but there was still the issue of missing players from the two Super Bowl teams.
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1447807)
Posted 243 days ago by Profile Qui-Gon
I am looking forward to Thanksgiving. I put my diet on hold and enjoy . . . with nearby family and friends.

As one of the few left who remember Rocky, in whose name this thread is created, I know he would want to join me in wishing all of you a very happy Thanksgiving, too.
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Goodbye (Message 1436809)
Posted 269 days ago by Profile Qui-Gon
Winter Knight, there is no relation between a MOD decision that you don't like and crunching for SETI. These boards are for fun/socialization, and even if you disagree with 100% of what people write or Moderator's decisions, just ignore the "noise" and crunch for the value of the science to which you are contributing.

If you thought your contribution to the project had value, then I suggest that ill-informed decisions and pseudo-science posted here don't diminish the value of your contribution.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1435398)
Posted 272 days ago by Profile Qui-Gon
When someone says the word "period" after making a statement, doesn't that mean that there is nothing further to say; that there is no further need to explain or give exceptions to the thrust of the statement? It seems a great orator would know what saying "period" at the end of a statement of fact means to a listener.
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1432993)
Posted 277 days ago by Profile Qui-Gon
Halloween is in one week. What a fun time.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1417089)
Posted 314 days ago by Profile Qui-Gon
Just got back from vacation. It was pretty nice.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1406787)
Posted 340 days ago by Profile Qui-Gon
I just built a dog run behind my house. I've been planning it for months, and the work took a few weeks (digging post holes, painting lumber) but I'm happy with the way it turned out. And my little doggie likes the outdoor freedom.
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1391445)
Posted 378 days ago by Profile Qui-Gon
I don't know how I let this thread get so old . . . except I have been traveling a lot, and when I'm home the house and yard need lots of work.

Anyway, everybody is welcome to Rocky's Coffee Club. Are any of my old friends checking in these days?


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