The Monkey and a plywood violin

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Re: The Monkey and a plywood violin

Post by ladydi » Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:53 am

Hey..Fred's friend...

Looking at the second Victoria photo. Were you guys sequestered in the Days Inn or something like that?! I recognize the Sooke Hills, a bit of the inland waterway and the street outside...looks like Days Inn or Travelers Inn to me. Was everyone else in the Empress! :shock: I know Fred won't answer but just curious. ;-)

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oops. edited to say disregard above remark. Just took a second look and noooooo, you were no where near those motels. Think you were somewhere around Laurel Point or in that area. Very nice.
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Re: The Monkey and a plywood violin

Post by brightnow » Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:03 am

ladydi wrote:Hey..Fred's friend...

Looking at the second Victoria photo. Were you guys sequestered in the Days Inn or something like that?! I recognize the Sooke Hills, a bit of the inland waterway and the street outside...looks like Days Inn or Travelers Inn to me. Was everyone else in the Empress! :shock: I know Fred won't answer but just curious. ;-)

Diana

oops. edited to say disregard above remark. Just took a second look and noooooo, you were no where near those motels. Think you were somewhere around Laurel Point or in that area. Very nice.
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Re: The Monkey and a plywood violin

Post by ladydi » Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:14 am

Hi brightnow,

You are so correct! I'm sure Fred's smile will not diminish! :D There are MANY men with the band and crew, but not so many women. Sharon, the Webb sisters, that lovely gal that comes out at the end and stands next to Dino, and I'm sure a few others. However, Fred was taught to appreciate the ladies (as his master, Leonard, does) and I know he must be quite the little gentleman. You ARE, aren't you Fred? I know you little monkeys sometimes have your moments.... 8)

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Re: The Monkey and a plywood violin

Post by brightnow » Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:20 am

ladydi wrote: Think you were somewhere around Laurel Point or in that area. Very nice.
Hi Diana,

If you are right and the picture was taken out of a hotel room window then this answers another question that's been bugging me: Fred is traveling in the tour bus (or in someone's luggage) not tucked away in one of the equipment boxes. Whew... what a relief.
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Re: The Monkey and a plywood violin

Post by lizzytysh » Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:26 am

Ha. I just haaaaad to stop back one more time ;-) before bed to check on Fred. You're right, brightnow, that is what that means. Somehow, I had never considered the possibility of his just being stuck in an equipment box. Nooooooo... Fred is traveling first class with the first-classiest group on earth. His ancestors would be so awed, seeing how evolved it's all become, with Fred being treated like a King by humans! It's really kinda hard to imagine that he's not one... our little Monkey.

Goodnight, y'all. Goodnight, Fred.


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Re: The Monkey and a plywood violin

Post by MaryB » Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:52 am

Oh my Gaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwd! I come back and and you show up at the same the Fred!
Nothing like a mother/monkey bond :D . I know it's tempting, but keep it together, don't let yourself get monkeyhandled by your new playmate - you have a lot of aunts and uncles here watching you. Hope you show us what you see in Seattle :D .

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Re: The Monkey and a plywood violin

Post by Bill's Bar » Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:02 am

Hey Fred
Good to see you. Like you're Aunty Lizzie says you like mighty shiny and clean. They must have pretty good power showers in Victoria. :D :D

If you were touring with Michael Jackson, I'd be a bit worried about you at that window, but you're fine with the Unified Hearts crew. :D :D

And by the look of that pic with your new playmate, you're in good hands. :D :D

But try stay off Boogie St, at least til I get to see you in Quebec City. :D :D
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Re: The Monkey and a plywood violin

Post by Vlastik » Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:25 am

It´s Friday, Fred is back, Leonard will be back in Prague..... Am I in heaven?

Love to you all and to Fred especially.

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Re: The Monkey and a plywood violin

Post by lizzytysh » Fri Apr 24, 2009 12:06 pm

Good Mooooooooooorning, Fred [well, okay, still middlle of the night for you, but still... it'll be here waiting for you when it is your time o'day].

Look it here, Fred... you rate! Vlastik has only 3 postings since joining, and this one for you is one of them... you rock!!

And, Bill's Bar? What can I say about Bill's Bar? I'm sure you're out there just a chuckling away about BB... Michael Jackson and all :lol: .

And good to see you, MaryB [I can hear you now with your "Oh my Gaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwd!" :lol: ] ~ yes, isn't it ironic with Diana's and Fred's timing. At least none of us have gotten too upset with Freddie's absence... remember how our parents used to get soooooo mad when we got home soooooo late, but it was only because they were so relieved that we were okay and still around to get mad at? Well, I know I feel better, knowing I can relax with all the care we can see our Freddie's getting 8) . A world class monkey, our little guy.

Quebec City!?! You're going to Quebec City?? I haven't looked at your itinerary lately, I see [no money can do that to ya... nothing you need to worry about, Fred... it's a human thing.] When that time comes, I hope they'll remember to be careful and watch that you don't slip outta their hands, down one of those curving streets, and into one of those narrow doors that open up into one of those magnificent restaurants! Oh, Fred... you are going to LOVE QUEBEC CITY!!! Such a beautiful backdrop for your beautiful self!!! [I mean handsome!!! Beautiful is sometimes one of those words that gets used both ways, Fred... not to worry, just another human thing.]

Enjoy your day, Fred :D !


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Re: The Monkey and a plywood violin

Post by burningviolin » Fri Apr 24, 2009 2:02 pm

Hey Fred, looking good! Glad you've found a new play mate and were out enjoying the fine weather. Somewhat strangely though your new play mate seems to have three hands! :shock:
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Re: The Monkey and a plywood violin

Post by Bill's Bar » Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:44 pm

Well spotted Burningviolin. I didn't notice that extra hand first time. What's goin' on.?? :D
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Re: The Monkey and a plywood violin

Post by lizzytysh » Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:51 pm

I'm still not spotting it. What is going on? Is it my browser from work, again?


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Re: The Monkey and a plywood violin

Post by burningviolin » Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:14 pm

Lizzy look at Fred's bow hand, and to the right of it there is an extra thumb like someone giving a thumbs up!
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Re: The Monkey and a plywood violin

Post by KaimiK » Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:21 pm

Glad to see Fred is enjoying his time on the road. Last night in Seattle, I was able to meet Dino and Rafael - but I was so flustered by some kinds words that I completely forgot to ask about Fred! :oops: It's beautiful here, I'm sure he's enjoying his time. As for us, it's back to reality and heading back home. Sigh...
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Re: The Monkey and a plywood violin

Post by lizzytysh » Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:21 pm

Hi burningviolin ~

I saw that thumb... but it's a left-handed thumb... and the right hand [with its right-handed thumb] is around Fred's neck... [which I've heretofore avoiding commenting on... I did take an extra breath on Fred's behalf when I saw it, though ;-) .] The colour and texture, shape of the fingers and fingernails appear to be the same on both of those hands... at least to me. So, having seen those two, what would be the third one that I missed :? ? I'm trying, bv, I'm trying...


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