Oooh la la!

Merci beaucoup to everyone who came out to enjoy the beautiful weather under Parisian/Baltimore skies. The group shot says it all. The accordian was moony, the fountain was Junie, and Lisa’s salad nicoise & clafouti were simply divoonie. A golden beret for George Figgs’ transportive read, and a Ripley’s Believe It Or Not award to Sam Hillers for crossing the border.

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Monsieur Figgs delivers le reading avec punch.

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L’artiste au cafe.

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La conversation brillante!Image

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“A Brief Exchange”  by TooLoose LeTrek.

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The multi-talented Monsieur Rouse.

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Portrait of the artist as an old man.

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Em’s !     (74 rue du Cardinal Lemoine, Paris, 5e)

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Ding How. And How.

We were really nervous about this one. A derecho, no AC, no O’s game reception, a lot of flaming drinks and a small child. And yet the Mother’s Worry wrecking crew rang the gong once again to turn this quaint neighborhood staple into a Bali Hai dream.

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It has to be a dream when the ghost of Wolfman Jack does a perfect Scottish accent.

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Power table.

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A mighty ‘xie xie’ to the amazing staff who kept us in flames, egg drop and edamame with a column B of charm.  谢谢

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Backwash is hilarious.

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Jaws dropped as bard Mary recited her Ballad of Adlai Dallas.

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Photography courtesy of the sparkling Sally Hutchins!

Poncabird!

A little drizzle couldn’t stop the sizzle for Installment Party #6 as burger grease flare ups cast dramatic shadows on the tiki deck and Ed fired up the bullhorn to deliver one of the best readings yet across Holabird Ave.

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Rat a tat tat!

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Swanky Modes.

 

Bus Stop Release Party @ Fleet and Boston

Whoa! We did it! Thanks to the loan of Donna’s road crew vest and a guest list of seasoned authority thwarters, we didn’t even get a citation. “Nothing to see here Officer, just a bus shelter full of people enjoying little cups of potato salad on a summer’s eve.”

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The City that Reads!

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King of the Road Wes Goodwin

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Rock star makes the scene with panache and Royal Farm powdered donuts.

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Wanted man Nathanial K. keeps a low profile while the cops prowl.

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To the bewildered driver of the #11. “We’re all waiting for the #13.”

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To the perplexed driver of the #13.  “We’re all waiting for the #11.”

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BFF’s

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The Smithy is one funny guy.

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Wother’s Morry.

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That’s right random passenger, take one. By all means!

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How to warp the formative years.

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Pintet cracks open the latest installment while the MTA police read over her shoulder.

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Cordell hops the #11.