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    As I sit here today, on this palindromic day of 1/23/21, gazing into my computer screen, noticing that this will be my 12,000th post, I reflect upon all that the Mandolin Café has been, done, and meant to me over the last thirteen years. Although I joined in a moment of despair, panic, and sorrrow (my trusty 1970s F-12, which had been through some thirty years of making music, traveling, and searching the inner and outer worlds, had been stolen, and I was doing everything I could think of to try and get her back), my experiences here led me through all kinds of unimagined paths. Onward and upward, ever so. And over the years, I found myself quite taken by the extraordinary wealth, knowledge, and eperiences of the members of this forum.

    As time goes on and posts pile up, occasionally milestones appear. And they always do in the middle of a conversation about something to which the marking of this passage is quite irrelevant, where they produce a bit of distraction from that thread's topic. So I thought it would be nice to create a thread devoted to such niceties, where these milestones could be noted without detracting from other threads. Feel free to post your milestones here, perhaps with some reflection upon whatever else may pertain to such an achievement. As some have remarked, these sorts of milestones are random in nature, meaningless outside human perception. The example most often cited is a birthday, which marks a number of times a planet has completed an orbit around its focal point. Pretty random. And yet, we celebrate them, all the same.

    So, celebrate and commemorate, in commensurate fashion, what you wish. Even if it ain't no part of nothing.
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    Congrats, journeybear!

    One more post and I will hit 90! (Not in age yet, happily.)

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    JB, you certainly find interesting things to discuss!
    I was turned on to the site by Bill Halsey after a late night of red wine and interesting conversation! It was the original “Loar picture of the day” thread. I literally binged probably fifty pages the first time I checked in and signed up!
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    And the time on your post was auspicious: 1234.

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    Ya noticed that, did ya? Good eye!
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    By the way, there's no "é" in MandolinCafe.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEdgerton View Post
    By the way, there's no "é" in MandolinCafe.
    I'm impressed that you both know how to add the accent!
    Robert Johnson's mother, describing blues musicians:
    "I never did have no trouble with him until he got big enough to be round with bigger boys and off from home. Then he used to follow all these harp blowers, mandoleen (sic) and guitar players."
    Lomax, Alan, The Land where The Blues Began, NY: Pantheon, 1993, p.14.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEdgerton View Post
    By the way, there's no "é" in MandolinCafe.
    Not in the url, no. Nor in any of the literature, as far as I can tell. It exists in the minds of those noodly nerds who prefer to believe in such things, as in the difference between "resume" and "résumé" for example. I admit that I am one.

    Thanks, Ranald, but I usually just copy and paste from somewhere else. Because I can't always remember the alt code (Alt + 0233).

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    I had to post just to see my current count.

    Well that and to reflect on meeting you in person in Key West! Hearing you play! Enjoying the world around you!

    Peace and cheers to all!

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    Congrats! Does my first post count as a Café milestone?

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    I guess so! The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step ...

    And proof exists of fatt-dad's visit. He's the good-looking guy NOT wearing a Mandolin Café hat. And yes, I'm fatter than fatt-dad!

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    Back int the day, a few times in the past, we celebrated when there were a 1,000 members, 5,000 members, and I think the last time one of us mentioned how many members there were present on the site it was 10,000. Now look..!
    Play em like you know em!

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    Holy moly Monteleone! 52,688! Wow! Looks like we missed 50,000. Someone remind us when we're about to hit 55,000.
    But that's just my opinion. I could be wrong. - Dennis Miller

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    I’m still working my way to 1,000 posts. Congrats on the mile marker JB!
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    Thanks! Ain't no thang. I don't even remember how it happened. I just hope some of it was worth reading.

    See you in 29!
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    I lurk more than I post (my Dad always said that you learn more with your mouth closed...) but I always enjoy seeing what Journeybear is up to.

    I just cannot believe that Fatt-dad is not fat. Wow. Mind blown.

    Maybe he can change his name to Phatt-dad?

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    I remarked on that when we met. He's well over 6'. I think I suggested he change his name to tall-dad. I don't remember his response, but you know how it is with nicknames - they choose you, you don't choose them.

    The only other member to visit me here is Charles E. I haven't found that photo yet. It was a couple of computers ago ...
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    Here ya go JB, my wife and I had a wonderful visit. Next time I hope we can play some.
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    Congratulations on your epic milestone JB!

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    Oops, I meant to post this one with the cute pixie on your shoulder, blowing in your ear.
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    Ha ha ha! Yes, that WAS a fun gig, for many reasons.

    Note the erudite election of hip headgear, on both of these fashionable fellows.

    And congrats on your milestone, Zach. The first of many, I'm sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by journeybear View Post
    I guess so! The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step ...

    And proof exists of fatt-dad's visit. He's the good-looking guy NOT wearing a Mandolin Café hat. And yes, I'm fatter than fatt-dad!

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    hahhahahhaaahahaa! I do love my CSU (Colorado State University) hat; however. So many years ago. . .

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    That's the CSU Rams, right? Somewhat akin to my URI Rams, eh? I knew we had something in common. Well, there's that 8-string thingamabob, I suppose ...
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    I’ll commemorate my 1k by congratulating you on being an active member of this fun and inspirational group of music lovers.
    Happy pickin!!!
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    You're welcome. And thanks for your posts, too.
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