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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1601769)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Qui-Gon
That's true: if a finger of lava heads toward your home, you can douse it with water from fire hoses, build berms or trenches or offer a small pig or goat to Pele, but nothing will stop it (though I'm not sure anyone has done that last thing lately).
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1594769)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile Qui-Gon
Oh, those poor folks on the Big Island. Two (and a half?) hurricanes in the last few months have blown by, and now a lava flow is threatening homes. I hope things turn out well for them.
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1565021)
Posted 30 Aug 2014 by Profile Qui-Gon
My second major trip of the year is over, and I had a great time. The hardest part for me, as always, was the plane ride to and from. Otherwise, I met an old friend (from here) and saw some wonderful museums and sights. But it's good to be back home.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1554315)
Posted 9 Aug 2014 by Profile Qui-Gon
One storm (Iselle) went by with little overall damage, but another one (Julio) is yet to come. We hope it continues to veer North, away from the Islands.
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1541839)
Posted 15 Jul 2014 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.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1540108)
Posted 12 Jul 2014 by Profile Qui-Gon
Well, I'm going home tomorrow. I miss my own bed. Sydney was nice (expensive but nice).
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1538241)
Posted 9 Jul 2014 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.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1515870)
Posted 14 May 2014 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.
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1515589)
Posted 13 May 2014 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.
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1515518)
Posted 13 May 2014 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.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1515244)
Posted 13 May 2014 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.
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1501202)
Posted 8 Apr 2014 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.
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1497646)
Posted 30 Mar 2014 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.
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1494267)
Posted 24 Mar 2014 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.
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1493865)
Posted 23 Mar 2014 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.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1483330)
Posted 1 Mar 2014 by Profile Qui-Gon
Getting close to my ski trip. I'm getting excited.
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1469790)
Posted 28 Jan 2014 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.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1447807)
Posted 28 Nov 2013 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.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Goodbye (Message 1436809)
Posted 2 Nov 2013 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.
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1435398)
Posted 30 Oct 2013 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.


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