Sunday, September 11, 2011
The middle of last week was spent in Salem with my daughter, son in law and now 25 month old granddaughter. She's a bundle of energy and very vocal. Her parents throw words at her all the time and she bonces them back almost perfectly. They then give an explanation and keep the words in play. Rhinoceros and architect were among the words this summer. She is very like my daughter at the same age and I told Stephania that little Sasha may well be very good at foreign language study as there is virtually no difference between what they say and what she repeats. She 's also getting to know her alphabet and numbers rather well.
On Thursday we drove up to Portland to spend the night before a morning flight to Las Vegas. When we checked in at the Mark Spencer Hotel, the cute young man at the desk did all the paperwork and then said, "and we have had to upgrade you at no extra charge to an executive suite." Sweet, indeed!
We have a number of blogger friends in Portland with whom we've had some great visits in the past and as I didn't want to have to choose, I proposed that we all get together at Clyde Commons, an excellent restaurant near our hotel. It's noisy but the food is creative and excellent and the atmosphere wonderfully stimulating, including a number of real lookers among the wait staff. Now when we moved into the suite, Fritz suggested we get in some dessert and invite the guys up to the sweet after dinner, since there was a full kitchenette complete with refrigerator. We went out to a local grocery and hit the ice cream case. There were some of the usual brands, Breyers, etc., but I said that for this crowd, nothing less than Magnum would do, double entendre very much intended.
The opening event of the reunion was a reception dinner at a fine Mexican restaurant, with most if not all of Fritz's inner core group of actors and theater technicians. Several of them have gone on to significant careers in the profession, especially . . .
Love Toni Basil..."Oh Mickey you're so fine, you're so fine you blow my mind..."