Wordsmith.org: the magic of words

Wordsmith Talk

About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us  

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
How did I let this happen??? #98358
03/11/03 06:08 PM
03/11/03 06:08 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 3,467
Marion NC
TEd Remington Offline OP
Carpal Tunnel
TEd Remington  Offline OP
Carpal Tunnel
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 3,467
Marion NC
Saturday night Peggy and I hosted a total of 13 people for dinner at The Fort, a wonderful (and expensive) restaurant near Denver, in celebration of my retirement. It had been originally scheduled a month earlier, but I changed it to March 8 so everyone could show up.

Someone in the party told the waitress that the next day was my birthday, and the next thing I knew the wait staff came out with a buffalo headdress for me to wear while the staff and patrons gave three cheers. The picture is posted on The Fort's web site:

http://thefort.com/2348/thefort.nsf/MainFrame!OpenFrameSet


Click on photo gallery and then look at the pictures displayed. My picture is currently on the first page, the first column, third picture down from the top. They apparently add new pictures at the top, so this order may change. If so, look for March 8, 2003 on the picture. I have a graying beard and am wearing a blue buttondown oxford shirt, no tie.

TEd




TEd
Re: How did I let this happen??? #98359
03/11/03 06:30 PM
03/11/03 06:30 PM
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 2,661
Chicago
musick Offline
Carpal Tunnel
musick  Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 2,661
Chicago
I think it may have been the frosty beverages that let your gaurd down. (You look a little *starry-eyed)

Congrats on both dates.


Re: How did I let this happen??? #98360
03/11/03 06:43 PM
03/11/03 06:43 PM
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 13,858
W
wwh Offline
Carpal Tunnel
wwh  Offline
Carpal Tunnel
W
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 13,858
Dear TEd: Have you a special pun for the occasion?


Too much Coors light? #98361
03/11/03 08:24 PM
03/11/03 08:24 PM
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 6,511
lower upstate New York
AnnaStrophic Offline
Carpal Tunnel
AnnaStrophic  Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 6,511
lower upstate New York
Hey, TEd, for a minute there I thought (hoped) you were the mandolin player on the front page!


Mary Ann #98362
03/11/03 08:36 PM
03/11/03 08:36 PM
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 6,511
lower upstate New York
AnnaStrophic Offline
Carpal Tunnel
AnnaStrophic  Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 6,511
lower upstate New York
from the restaurant link:

"It's clear that Sam Arnold's zest for living stems not from a sprinkle of grated lemon rind, but from the roasted whole chile of life"




Re: How did I let this happen??? #98363
03/12/03 06:55 AM
03/12/03 06:55 AM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 866
Perth, Western Australia
stales Offline
old hand
stales  Offline
old hand
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 866
Perth, Western Australia
Congrats TEd. As I said once before, now you're gonna get REAL busy!!

So what's an "oxford" shirt? Why? What other name would I know it as? A "business" shirt perhaps?

(Gotta be a word topic somewhere here folks....)

fashiondope stales


Re: How did I let this happen??? #98364
03/12/03 08:26 AM
03/12/03 08:26 AM
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 679
Somewhere outside New York
R
Rubrick Offline
addict
Rubrick  Offline
addict
R
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 679
Somewhere outside New York
Someone in the party told the waitress that the next day was my birthday, and the next thing I knew the wait staff came out with a buffalo headdress for me to wear while the staff and patrons gave three cheers.

Ted, as we say in this neck of the woods - Jaysus!


Re: How did I let this happen??? #98365
03/12/03 09:52 AM
03/12/03 09:52 AM
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 2,204
R
RhubarbCommando Offline
Pooh-Bah
RhubarbCommando  Offline
Pooh-Bah
R
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 2,204
Congratulations on your graduation into real life, TEd.
(and thanks for the advance warning of what you look like - at my time of life, sudden shocks aren;t too good for me )


Re: Oxford shirt #98366
03/12/03 11:02 AM
03/12/03 11:02 AM
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 13,803
Faldage Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Faldage  Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 13,803
An oxford shirt is made of a heavier coarser cloth, called, surprisingly enough, oxford cloth.

http://www.virtue.to/fabric/07_Weaving.html

this site says it has white threads going one way and colored the other but I've seen white oxford cloth.


Re: How did I let this happen??? #98367
03/13/03 01:35 AM
03/13/03 01:35 AM
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 833
Eastern Ontario, Canada
M
modestgoddess Offline
old hand
modestgoddess  Offline
old hand
M
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 833
Eastern Ontario, Canada
TEd, but how cool!

I have a graying beard

grey...ING? [kiss-e] you silver fox you!


Re: Oxford shirt #98368
03/13/03 04:10 AM
03/13/03 04:10 AM
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 3,065
Jakarta
B
Bingley Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Bingley  Offline
Carpal Tunnel
B
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 3,065
Jakarta
Is this oxford cloth the same as what I know as cheesecloth? Where are you of troy?

Bingley


Bingley
Re: Oxford shirt #98369
03/13/03 10:51 AM
03/13/03 10:51 AM
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 13,803
Faldage Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Faldage  Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 13,803
what I know as cheesecloth

Dunno what you know as cheesecloth. What USns call cheesecloth wouldn't work for this kind of shirt. Would you wear a shirt made of it? And go to work in that shirt? It's a little more casual than your standard dress shirt but not so much to stop you from going to work.


Re: Oxford shirt #98370
03/13/03 02:20 PM
03/13/03 02:20 PM
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 11,613
Louisville, Kentucky
Jackie Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Jackie  Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 11,613
Louisville, Kentucky
Helen's already been here on that one, Bingley. In response to Jo asking about what she knows as cheesecloth blouses, of troy said: the blouses Jo defined--(circa 1960) sheer to almost sheer-- in this country that fabric would be voile, or lawn..
http://wordsmith.org/board/showflat.pl?Cat=&Board=miscellany&Number=55220

Here's a site where you can view cheesecloth weaves:
http://www.alphasourceintl.com/cheese/cheesecloth2.htm

Finally found a good close-up of oxford cloth (scroll down):
http://store.yahoo.com/phoenixtextiles/l-117.html


Re: Oxford shirt #98371
03/14/03 02:33 PM
03/14/03 02:33 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 866
Perth, Western Australia
stales Offline
old hand
stales  Offline
old hand
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 866
Perth, Western Australia
Thanks Jackie - looks rather like our work uniform shirts. These are referred to as chambre - 100% cotton but. Are we talking chambre ~/= oxford??

drivinghomethefashiondopetag stales


Re: Oxford shirt #98372
03/14/03 08:14 PM
03/14/03 08:14 PM
Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 2,891
B
belMarduk Offline
Carpal Tunnel
belMarduk  Offline
Carpal Tunnel
B
Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 2,891
Ted, I keep getting a note that the link doesn't work. Is there something special I should be doing?


Re: TEd's link #98373
03/14/03 08:17 PM
03/14/03 08:17 PM
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 6,511
lower upstate New York
AnnaStrophic Offline
Carpal Tunnel
AnnaStrophic  Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 6,511
lower upstate New York
It must be down for the moment, bel! Maybe they're adding new pictures. But be patient; it's worth it


Re: TEd's link #98374
03/15/03 03:34 PM
03/15/03 03:34 PM
Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 2,891
B
belMarduk Offline
Carpal Tunnel
belMarduk  Offline
Carpal Tunnel
B
Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 2,891
Ha, welcome to buffalo lodge TEd. C'est cute.

I had to double-check your post though since I just looked at third picture and thought, hmmmm, doesn't look like that would be him. Looks kinda like Jimmy Durante. Then I went back and saw you said third picture down.

How neat, now I'll recognise you in Ireland. Are ya bringing the hat? I know how you guys do love your tatty accessories.


Page 1 of 2 1 2

Moderated by  Jackie 

Forum Statistics
Forums16
Topics13,883
Posts224,828
Members9,056
Most Online3,341
Dec 9th, 2011
Newest Members
Nikki1221, Veezkneez, LOC, Luna, wordie
9056 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
1 registered members (A C Bowden), 107 guests, and 5 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters(30 Days)
LOC 1
Top Posters(All Time)
wwh 13,858
Faldage 13,803
Jackie 11,613
tsuwm 10,538
LukeJavan8 9,157
AnnaStrophic 6,511
Wordwind 6,296
of troy 5,400
Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.

Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat

© 1994-2018 Wordsmith

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1
(Release build 20180111)
Page Time: 0.020s Queries: 13 (0.004s) Memory: 3.2335 MB (Peak: 3.4649 MB) Zlib disabled. Server Time: 2018-06-19 03:16:03 UTC