Day 6 In Key West, Having Lunch With An RJer

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    Oct 13, 2014 3:06 PM GMT
    He lives here, we've known him for years. He suggested a place on the ocean beach we've never visited before, so I'm looking forward to it. And of course to seeing him again, we failed to meet on our other most recent trips here. I'll TRY to remember to take pics, that I can post to RJ when we return home, but I tend to be forgetful.

    Also bought the husband a wristwatch yesterday, a deferred birthday gift. Bought from a friend of ours who has a menswear store here. It's one of those all-wood things that are still enjoying a slight fad.

    I actually don't see the practicality of it, but he's been lusting over one for more than a year, and he loves to collect wristwatches, a sure-fire winner to buy him as a gift. So OK, on a romantic getaway you indulge your guy with everything he desires (within budget).

    Afterwards we may wander over to nearby Sloppy Joe's, if we don't see too many cruise ships in port. Otherwise it will be packed with day visitors, who don't know about the real treasures in Key West.

    We know a manager there, and a most charming ex-pat Brit bartender. They come around the bar and give us big hugs, usually comping some drinks. I remember last trip an Ohio couple sitting next to us, seeing all this fuss being made over us, asked me: "Are you someone famous?"

    I had to disappoint them No, we're decidedly UNfamous, no autographs for them that day. But we have cultivated a network of friends. Our next trip to KW in November my husband is gonna bake on site his signature bundt cakes for these ladies as a gift (Chocolate Kahlua, Rum, and Pistachio Creme de Menthe). Is it any surprise they fuss over us?

    We have a full kitchen where we stay, including an oven, we just hafta bring the bundt pans, a hand mixer, and some of the ingredients in the car. The rest we can buy here.
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    Oct 13, 2014 9:08 PM GMT
    We had a lovely lunch! Went for 2 hours. I did remember to take pics to post here (faces will be redacked).
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    Oct 13, 2014 10:38 PM GMT
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    Art_Deco saidHe lives here, we've known him for years. He suggested a place on the ocean beach we've never visited before, so I'm looking forward to it. And of course to seeing him again, we failed to meet on our other most recent trips here. I'll TRY to remember to take pics, that I can post to RJ when we return home, but I tend to be forgetful.

    Also bought the husband a wristwatch yesterday, a deferred birthday gift. Bought from a friend of ours who has a menswear store here. It's one of those all-wood things that are still enjoying a slight fad.

    I actually don't see the practicality of it, but he's been lusting over one for more than a year, and he loves to collect wristwatches, a sure-fire winner to buy him as a gift. So OK, on a romantic getaway you indulge your guy with everything he desires (within budget).

    Afterwards we may wander over to nearby Sloppy Joe's, if we don't see too many cruise ships in port. Otherwise it will be packed with day visitors, who don't know about the real treasures in Key West.

    We know a manager there, and a most charming ex-pat Brit bartender. They come around the bar and give us big hugs, usually comping some drinks. I remember last trip an Ohio couple sitting next to us, seeing all this fuss being made over us, asked me: "Are you someone famous?"

    I had to disappoint them No, we're decidedly UNfamous, no autographs for them that day. But we have cultivated a network of friends. Our next trip to KW in November my husband is gonna bake on site his signature bundt cakes for these ladies as a gift (Chocolate Kahlua, Rum, and Pistachio Creme de Menthe). Is it any surprise they fuss over us?

    We have a full kitchen where we stay, including an oven, we just hafta bring the bundt pans, a hand mixer, and some of the ingredients in the car. The rest we can buy here.

    Is it TropicalMark? That's the only RJ member I've noticed with an address in The Keys.

    Nope, not TropicalMark. Whom I've never met. Are you gonna make this a game?

    I'm not sure the RJ member we hosted at lunch would appreciate your stalking him. Can't I just say I had lunch with an RJer, without you doing an Internet search and posting his name here? You are becoming more than a little creepy.
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    Oct 14, 2014 4:24 AM GMT
    u ladies need to get a room
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    Oct 15, 2014 3:06 AM GMT
    Everytime I read one of Art's posts....

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    Oct 16, 2014 12:15 AM GMT
    Glad to see you enjoyed the luncheon, Art. How many RJers have you met?
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    Oct 16, 2014 12:55 AM GMT
    creature saidGlad to see you enjoyed the luncheon, Art. How many RJers have you met?

    A couple dozen. Though some are no longer active, or may not even have accounts. I invite guys all the time, and they invite me.

    At the same time, I've invited southbeach1500 to meet me a number of times, going back about 6 years. Lots of veterans here remember those attempts. All I got was silence. How rude!

    Suggesting to me that he either doesn't live where he claims he lives, and so therefore is unable to meet me here in the Miami area. Or else he just refuses, because he doesn't meet anyone here.

    Indeed, I have never heard of a single RJ member in 6 years who has ever met him in person. Which raises the additional question of why. icon_question.gif

    But guys I ask to meet always see me if they are in this area. All you have to do is ask. All of them (except SB) have met me. There's no trtck to it.
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    Oct 16, 2014 5:15 AM GMT
    @ArtDeco....I'm glad you and your man are enjoying your vacation. I lived in SoBe for a year or so, and I'm sure it's wonderful weather in KW now. Post the pics when you get back if you're able to. I only went to KW once, but I remember it was so much more tropical and relaxed than SoBe. I loved it. And way more "gay" in a good way.

    @SouthBeach1500....if Art bothers you so much, why don't you just ignore him? You don't have to hit the 'button', just read his posts and move on. That's what I do with 1 guy now who was a complete jerk. Also, isn't it the social obligation of the person in the "host" city/area to meet visitors? Has humanity lost all etiquette? icon_cool.gificon_cool.gif
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    Oct 16, 2014 11:32 AM GMT
    Southbeach1500,

    If you were sincere in your efforts to form a truce between you and Art, you would not have started that Wilton Manors crime thread.

    For those of us who know Art lives in Wilton Manors, and are aware about the existing tension between you two, we can see that the underlying purpose of that crimes in Wilton Manors thread was to bait Art. You were trolling, sir.

    And are you really sincere in a truce when you continue to post pictures of that woman, including reviving a thread that is 2 years old to mock him?
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    Oct 16, 2014 2:19 PM GMT
    My friend's Mom bought a house that 2 men owned. Years later she found crumbled up papers in the pot belly stove. It was a daily diary of sorts. She wouldn't read them, but I did and it was the most boring stuff i ever read. The one wrote down ever action he did each day and what was said. No wonder the other used the papers to start the fire in the stove.
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    Oct 16, 2014 5:43 PM GMT
    MikemikeMike saidMy friend's Mom bought a house that 2 men owned. Years later she found crumbled up papers in the pot belly stove. It was a daily diary of sorts. She wouldn't read them, but I did and it was the most boring stuff i ever read. The one wrote down ever action he did each day and what was said. No wonder the other used the papers to start the fire in the stove.

    Talk about adding fuel to the fire! icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 16, 2014 7:28 PM GMT
    MikemikeMike saidMy friend's Mom bought a house that 2 men owned. Years later she found crumbled up papers in the pot belly stove. It was a daily diary of sorts. She wouldn't read them, but I did and it was the most boring stuff i ever read. The one wrote down ever action he did each day and what was said. No wonder the other used the papers to start the fire in the stove.

    Too bad they hadn't written about gay stuff to do in Key West. icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 18, 2014 12:52 PM GMT
    I met Art and his partner a couple times. Delightful folks. Enjoyed it much!
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    Oct 18, 2014 1:12 PM GMT
    NJDewd saidI met Art and his partner a couple times. Delightful folks. Enjoyed it much!

    Thanks! We enjoyed your company, too. In fact, all the guys we've met in person through RJ have been nice.