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Jair
May. 10, 2001, 10:04 AM
Its here! Its here! I've almost got my COTH cap BEFORE Merry and the rest of the California Clique! How's that for service!

I have been tracking the progress of my cap which was sent to me so graciously by Everythingbutwings on Tuesday from Virginia. The cap had subsequently been to Memphis, Tennessee ("walking in Memphis!") where it switched planes and flew all the way across the States to land in beautiful British Columbia, when it, for some strange reason, apparently went back over the border to Spokane, Washington (to say hi to Bumpkin no doubt!!) before recrossing in to Canada and into Richmond, before being carefully placed on a special armored FedEx truck for safe delivery into the heart of trendy Kitsilano, Vancouver to the house of Jair.

Sadly, I was not home to receive it yesterday morning "recipient not available" according to FedEx, but they kindly left me a card to sign indicating that I'd let them leave the precious cap on my doorstep in my absence on the redelivery attempt. Sorry COTH, I know it's a risk having my cap left out like that, but I WANT IT NOW ! I duly signed the card and left it, excited in the knowledge that in less then 8 hours I would be wearing my cap!

The question is, will I get it before Merry and the others? Could I, a mere Canadian, receive my coveted COTH cap BEFORE the Californians? /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif After all, I know that the cap is already in Vancouver, in fact, it could already be waiting for me in my mailbox as I type!

Odds anyone? /infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Who will get it first? Jair, or the Californians? /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Jair
May. 10, 2001, 10:04 AM
Its here! Its here! I've almost got my COTH cap BEFORE Merry and the rest of the California Clique! How's that for service!

I have been tracking the progress of my cap which was sent to me so graciously by Everythingbutwings on Tuesday from Virginia. The cap had subsequently been to Memphis, Tennessee ("walking in Memphis!") where it switched planes and flew all the way across the States to land in beautiful British Columbia, when it, for some strange reason, apparently went back over the border to Spokane, Washington (to say hi to Bumpkin no doubt!!) before recrossing in to Canada and into Richmond, before being carefully placed on a special armored FedEx truck for safe delivery into the heart of trendy Kitsilano, Vancouver to the house of Jair.

Sadly, I was not home to receive it yesterday morning "recipient not available" according to FedEx, but they kindly left me a card to sign indicating that I'd let them leave the precious cap on my doorstep in my absence on the redelivery attempt. Sorry COTH, I know it's a risk having my cap left out like that, but I WANT IT NOW ! I duly signed the card and left it, excited in the knowledge that in less then 8 hours I would be wearing my cap!

The question is, will I get it before Merry and the others? Could I, a mere Canadian, receive my coveted COTH cap BEFORE the Californians? /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif After all, I know that the cap is already in Vancouver, in fact, it could already be waiting for me in my mailbox as I type!

Odds anyone? /infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Who will get it first? Jair, or the Californians? /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

AHC
May. 10, 2001, 10:08 AM
All I can say is that if you get yours before Merry and Beezer, they may cross the border and take it right off your head.

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DMK
May. 10, 2001, 10:08 AM
Never mind the Californians... what about the poor Georgians?

You know, Georgia, the state between SC and FL, and only 2 states (635 miles) between it and Middleburg... As opposed to next to the Caucusus?

Although apparently that is where mine must be headed to!

FirstCry
May. 10, 2001, 10:14 AM
Jair - I believe you will get it first. Technically you already have it since they tried to deliver to you. Whereas the Californians havent even gotten to that point yet. /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

[This message was edited by FIRSTCRY on May. 10, 2001 at 02:35 PM.]

Jo
May. 10, 2001, 10:21 AM
Who cares about the friggin' Californians! I, a loyal Texas clique member, have yet to receive my hat... I demand a recount! Oh, wait, no, wrong situation. Ummmmmmm. A tracking number. Yes. I want a tracking number!

Jair
May. 10, 2001, 10:22 AM
Thank you Firstcry, that's the way I see it too!

Na na na na NA na! I got mine first /infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Poor DMK and LOUISE, still capless in Atlanta and Rochester. How sad. NOT! /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

VTrider
May. 10, 2001, 10:22 AM
My COTH thong bikini came in the mail today! Leopard print with a "B" on each ummmm...

At which event shall I christen my new threads?

Perhaps my next lesson!

Everythingbutwings
May. 10, 2001, 10:23 AM
You'd better guard that cap! Beware, those Californians may snatch it right off of your front porch while you are at work /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Everythingbutwings
May. 10, 2001, 10:25 AM
I thought that the "B" was what was missing on a thong /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

AAJumper
May. 10, 2001, 10:28 AM
I'm booking a flight right now to Vancouver....if I leave for the airport right now and fly up north, I may make it in time to intercept the hat! Now I just need to get ETBW to give me his address.... /infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif /infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif /infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif Hmmmmmm....Merry, how about joining me on this adventure, and we'll try to tempt Lovely Alice to come back to Cali with us!!! /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

B.G.M. heidi
May. 10, 2001, 10:32 AM
Wyahhhhhhhhh! I still don't have my cap, no Fedex delivery, no nada. I even have a sticker on my front door giving Fedex immunity from prosecution should they leave something on my doorstep with benefit of signature.

Wyaaahhhhh! ETBW loves Jair more!

Merry, Beezer - is there something you want to confess? Did you fly into Toronto last night and swipe my cap and fly back to L.A. on the red-eye?

Portia
May. 10, 2001, 10:35 AM
Wrong, Jair, Louise got her cap yesterday! /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I'd be worried about leaving that cap on that porch, if I were you. We hear about the terrible crime problem you have up there in Canada. Why, we heard there was a jaywalking incident in Vancouver just yesterday! /infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Mazzy
May. 10, 2001, 10:37 AM
Hey Jair.....are you going to drive home on your lunch hour to see if its there yet? /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Good luck, go Jair, go Jair, go Jair.

P.S. We expect pictoral proof to posted here with time and date stamp attached (he he folks, yet another trick to get handsome Jair's picture on the 'net).

Jair
May. 10, 2001, 10:39 AM
DOH! that was me Portia - I was hurrying home to get my cap and wan't paying attention to the streets! /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

So Louise got hers eh? Sorry DMK /infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Yes - Jair will try to get a photo of him in his cap asap. No guarantees though Maz!

That's right Heidikins, ETWB loves me better /infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif /infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

B.G.M. heidi
May. 10, 2001, 10:40 AM
Yeah, hurray! Wingsy loves me most - Mr. Fedex just delivered my hat!

Hehehehe. Hope you don't get sustain a capless sunburn in California, ye Merry and Beezer. /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Jair
May. 10, 2001, 10:42 AM
I still got mine before you though Heidi /infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif I just never saw it!

~Prince Jair, owned by Lovely Alice /infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

B.G.M. heidi
May. 10, 2001, 10:48 AM
But there's only one queen seated before her PC, with a lovely cap arranged just so atop her head, isn't there? /infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif /infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Hans took the digital camera to the office but shall instruct him to bring it home so that I may post a picture tonight -- if only to taunt Merry and Beezer with pics of my capped glory.

Thank you Wingsy! Reciprocal package off to you this week darling.

Ben and Me
May. 10, 2001, 11:30 AM
How do I get one?

Beezer
May. 10, 2001, 11:34 AM
Beezer, Royal Princess to Queen Merry, and as such her official Secretary of War....

Hereby proclaims that a full-scale assault on Canada shall be launched!!

GIMME THOSE DAMN CAPS!!!!!!!!

FirstCry
May. 10, 2001, 11:40 AM
Just to rub it in a little bit more. I'm taking my bootiful Coth cap on another horseride tonight afterwork. AFter that I must quench my thirst at the local watering hole down the way from the stables.

On such a wonderful sunny day here in Rochester, that awesome hat will keep the bright sun at bay. /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

SGray
May. 10, 2001, 11:46 AM
I'm obviously going to have to mug Portia for hers

Robby Johnson
May. 10, 2001, 11:47 AM
is Billie Ray Martin's "I've Never Been To Memphis." We sang that and played it last week when we drove to Nashville and passed through Memphis on I-40.

For some reason, I totally forgot to purchase my cap at Rolex. They are really sharp, though. Portia had hers on, which is how I recognized her!

Robby

VTrider
May. 10, 2001, 12:15 PM
Where have you been lately RobbyJ?

We've missed you!

Jair
May. 10, 2001, 12:25 PM
We have? /infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Lovely Alice
May. 10, 2001, 01:09 PM
I haf heard from some of der horses vat humans already are hafing the caps of der beauty of them.

Jair, you vill be bringing me my cap tonight, ya?

Robby Johnson
May. 10, 2001, 02:25 PM
Actually, I've been rather busy with my J-O-B! I went to Rolex for 2.5 work days, then was crazy in the office for 2.5 days, then was off to Nashville for a meeting I had to manage for 2 days. This week has been zany too, which found me on a video shoot all day yesterday and meeting with a potential new vendor for a big chunk of Tuesday afternoon. Tomorrow I leave for my hometown for my niece's birthday (she's 1 today) and Mother's Day. So much to try to squeeze into a month!

I'm home the next weekend then back to Lexington for a horse show with Willow, from which she will depart for Toronto and her "union" with A Fine Romance.

I am floating in the pool the entire month of June, I promise!

Robby

p.s. /infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif to Jair!

Jair
May. 10, 2001, 02:56 PM
Oh, you think so eh Alice? Sorry frauline! The cap is mine! /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Hey Robby - have you ever seen that Bernadette Peters production Song & Dance? You made me think of some of the lyrics:

"Like a soggy crumpet, floating around in the pool all day long".

Is that what you're planning on? /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

~Prince Jair, owned by Lovely Alice /infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Tosca
May. 10, 2001, 07:26 PM
OMG Jair, you have GOT to be kidding!!!!!! I lived in Kitsilano until, like, 2 weeks ago!!!! My friend's parents have an apartment there and they left last August to travel around Europe, so my friend and I and two others stayed there. It's close enough to the UBC and I absolutely love the area /infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I miss it already, the cafes, the whole atmosphere. University is over and the parents have reclaimed their little abode, ever so politely kicking us out /infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

This is so weird. It is such a small world we live in eh? We could've easily passed eachother on the streets, totally unaware. I was pretty hard to miss around March though, if you saw a youngish blond girl being dragged by a huge, scary looking Doberman along the sidewalks (my sister's - I had to walk the beast twice a day for a week) that would be me.

Everythingbutwings
May. 11, 2001, 06:55 AM
We want to see /infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Jair
May. 11, 2001, 08:20 AM
YEAH!

My COTH cap was happily waiting for me when I got home from work yesterday! I, of course, wore it non stop for the entire evening and christened it while playing beach volleyball! Its a real westcoast cap now /infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Thank you Wings!!! /infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif /infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif /infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Totally bizarre Tosca! We could very well have passed eachother, like ships in the night /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Kits is a great neighhorhood - I could never live anywhere else!

~Prince Jair, owned by Lovely Alice /infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

SGray
May. 11, 2001, 02:57 PM
if my cap is not at my home when I arrive then I have two options

a) drive to Portia's barn and steal hers from her head

b) hop in truck and drive to COTH headquarters to demand my cap

what to do - what to do

Beezer
May. 11, 2001, 04:47 PM
The entire capless California Clique is, even as we "speak," planning a march on Virginia.

Brace yourself. It could get ugly. /infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif /infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif /infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

AAJumper
May. 11, 2001, 10:34 PM
I'm ready Beezer....lead the way!!!!

Merry
May. 11, 2001, 11:34 PM
Yes, and we're coming armed with a harvest of rotten navel oranges to fling at anyone caught sporting a COTH cap! /infopop/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

Portia
May. 13, 2001, 07:06 PM
Dang! Good thing I was out at the Center at a show this weekend. If I'd been at the barn, who knows what might have become of my precious COTH cap when SGray got hold of it! /infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

SGray
May. 14, 2001, 08:33 AM
first thing I'd have done is take it to monogrammer to get "NOT" put in front of the "Portia"

well, Portia eluded me this weekend but she'll be sweatin' it if my cap doesn't get here soon


of course, if I march on Virginia with the Cal. group.....

Everythingbutwings
May. 14, 2001, 08:47 AM
Blame it on the postal service /infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

What was that musical that had the song "The Wells Fargo wagon is a comin' down the street, Oh please let it be for me" ?

I am quite certian that you westies' caps will arrive soon. (Says ETBW happily checking her capped visage in the mirror for the jaunty tilt of the brim) /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

[This message was edited by Everythingbutwings on May. 14, 2001 at 12:15 PM.]

SGray
May. 14, 2001, 09:47 AM
ETBW - better run and hide before the mob makes it to Virginia

Beezer
May. 14, 2001, 11:06 AM
The California Clique continues COTH capless. It's a conspiracy. We know it is.

AHC
May. 14, 2001, 11:39 AM
Sorry about that Beezer. I got mine on Saturday. Wore it yesterday. Still deciding about the screen name monogram thing.

FirstCry
May. 14, 2001, 12:42 PM
I can't believe you Californians still have no caps.

DMK - did you get yours yet??

I would seriously write a scathing note to the Post Office. This is ridiculous. /infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

On the plus side, I will be wearing my COTH cap for our NY get together at Patterson Stables show on 5/27. /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

DMK
May. 14, 2001, 12:59 PM
NONONONONONONONONONONO!!!!

DMK DID NOT GET HER HAT!!! This may cause her to explode in a childish display of "bithiness" as her dear friend Jair would say. Although let's face it, if Jair were any kind of friend at all, he would have sent his hat straight to DMK after ETBW had sent it to him.

Now let's see, Firstcry... if I were to write that note to the post office, how should I send it? Via first class mail? You see my problem, I trust? /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

FirstCry
May. 14, 2001, 01:05 PM
I personally would not trust the postman, for this important adventure.

I would jump on my trusty steed and hand deliver the above mentioned "note" to the post office. You may also want to make a point to the mailman, that your means of transportation was faster than their vehicles /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Jair
May. 14, 2001, 01:13 PM
You're such a bith DMK /infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif Whine, whine, whine, that's all you do. Give me one reason why I should've sent you my lovely COTH cap which I wore all weekend /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Still capless in Georgia! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA /infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

~Prince Jair, owned by Lovely Alice /infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

DMK
May. 14, 2001, 01:38 PM
'cuz I'm the cutest darn bith you know /infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Jair
May. 14, 2001, 01:50 PM
Will you mary me, DMK? /infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

B.G.M. heidi
May. 14, 2001, 01:55 PM
Jair and DMK posting on a thread
S-P-A-R-R-I-N-G
First come barbs
Then comes the trap
And here comes DMK with Jair's new cap

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Beezer
May. 14, 2001, 02:05 PM
If DMK gets Jair's cap, I get Inverness' and Merry gets Heidi's.

Works for me. /infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

DMK
May. 14, 2001, 02:30 PM
oooooh, an Engagement Hat?! Oh Jair, yesyesyes!!! Now give me my hat!

AAJumper
May. 14, 2001, 06:00 PM
ETBW, the Wells Fargo wagon song is from The Music Man....the only reason I remember that is because we had to do that play in 5th grade! Do I get a hat for answering that correctly???

Where is it????? I WANT MY HAT!!!!!!!! /infopop/emoticons/icon_mad.gif /infopop/emoticons/icon_mad.gif /infopop/emoticons/icon_mad.gif /infopop/emoticons/icon_mad.gif /infopop/emoticons/icon_mad.gif /infopop/emoticons/icon_mad.gif /infopop/emoticons/icon_mad.gif