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#1 PALM MOD

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 09:41 PM

I am assuming this may be the first post from the IPS biennial in Costa Rica.

Just a short note wishing you were all here, and to demonstrate that if you "mice" are thinking of playing while the "cat" is away...........make my day. :angry:

I'll try to get a few pics posted, but the schedule they have planned here looks grueling.

Be good.
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Posted 02 May 2008 - 10:30 PM

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 10:07 AM

OH, come on Mr. moderator.........give us a break! You know when the parents are away, the kids will play. Where is my bong and a fifth of Stoley?

Enjoy down there......I predict you will be exhausted and palmed out by the 4th or 5th day. Biennials are fun......something to remember, but the pace is exhausting. I've been to Costa Rica a few times and it's paradise with a few warts. We want to hear about the adventure, the bridge that you wouldn't ride across in a bus, the mosquitoes, the cold showers, and beans and rice with every meal. (which I happen to love). Also the beautiful bird sounds early in the morning, before daylight, and the roar of howler monkeys. Enjoy!!

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 10:28 AM

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 10:58 AM

Jezz Tad,

I noticed you didn't ask what a fifth of Stoley was. Man, you are stuck far away in S. Texas. Ask any Californian what a bong is and they will tell you. It's a pipe, and I was only speaking in a light hearted manner and methiphorically.

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 12:38 PM

I am assuming this may be the first post from the IPS biennial in Costa Rica.

Just a short note wishing you were all here, and to demonstrate that if you "mice" are thinking of playing while the "cat" is away...........make my day. :angry:

I'll try to get a few pics posted, but the schedule they have planned here looks grueling.

Be good.


Well, as you said, the schedule is grueling, and we know when you will be away for hours and hours at a time. :evil:
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Posted 03 May 2008 - 01:22 PM

whats a bong?


A miniature water pipe, often used to smoke marijuana.
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Posted 03 May 2008 - 01:23 PM

Jezz Tad,

I noticed you didn't ask what a fifth of Stoley was. Man, you are stuck far away in S. Texas. Ask any Californian what a bong is and they will tell you. It's a pipe, and I was only speaking in a light hearted manner and methiphorically.

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 01:33 PM

Jezz Tad,

I noticed you didn't ask what a fifth of Stoley was. Man, you are stuck far away in S. Texas. Ask any Californian what a bong is and they will tell you. It's a pipe, and I was only speaking in a light hearted manner and methiphorically.

Dick


What's Stoley?


Was considered high-end vodka in the day. With the flood of designed vodkas nowadays, who knows if it still is?

I'm a Tanqueray and tonic man myself.

BTW, I don't know ANYTHING about that other stuff, just ask my parole officer... :mrlooney:

Edited by fastfeat, 03 May 2008 - 01:35 PM.

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 01:48 PM

Jezz Tad,

I noticed you didn't ask what a fifth of Stoley was. Man, you are stuck far away in S. Texas. Ask any Californian what a bong is and they will tell you. It's a pipe, and I was only speaking in a light hearted manner and methiphorically.

Dick


What's Stoley?


Was considered high-end vodka in the day. With the flood of designed vodkas nowadays, who knows if it still is?

I'm a Tanqueray and tonic man myself.

BTW, I don't know ANYTHING about that other stuff, just ask my parole officer... :mrlooney:



There will always be imitators.

Stoli or Stolichnaya, still is a premium vodka, one of the best IMO.

Hopefully everyone has a great time on the biennial. I wish I could be there, but since I can't have a shot of guaro for me.
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Posted 03 May 2008 - 02:05 PM

Should we meet at Dean's house for a party? :evil:
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Posted 03 May 2008 - 02:22 PM

Ummm, to get back to Costa Rica..........

I once sat under the shelter of the porch of our cabin in Quepos, playing cards, as a raging thunderstorm had stalled over us. It poured as hard as I've ever seen, with lightening crashing down all around us. It lasted over 3 hours and the rain sounded wonderful on the tin roof. They use insence to detur the mosquitoes in Costa Rica, but it only seemed to attract them, but the insence smelled good. What a wonderfull evening spent with some of my best friends. We learned the next morning there had been local flooding and such a long lastilng cloud burst was unusual.

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 02:30 PM

Sounds like us stay at homes will party, metamorphically, through Dicks psots and wait to see the pictures of all the stuff as Dean gets a chance.

BTW, Dick, do you have an electric one?
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Posted 03 May 2008 - 02:47 PM

ELECTRIC???? I have never heard of such a thing....and there is no kind here. I only have an electric toothbrush. :)

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 03:41 PM

Jezz Tad,

I noticed you didn't ask what a fifth of Stoley was. Man, you are stuck far away in S. Texas. Ask any Californian what a bong is and they will tell you. It's a pipe, and I was only speaking in a light hearted manner and methiphorically.

Dick



light headedly ehh dick? :floor: stuck away in south Texas indeed, where do you suppose the majority of that crap gets crossed ? and thank goodness my days of drinking are over, vodka was allright but dewars or cheap beer were my favorite poisons!! I love it how califronians they they have the lock on dope!
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Posted 03 May 2008 - 09:33 PM

Hey...this is a COSTA RICA thread!! Just had a great evening with an excellent welcome dinner. And at the Board Meeting we voted to go to the Rio de Janeiro area in Brazil in 2010, so you may want to think about that one! And we have already voted to go to Thailand in 2012. Anders Lindstrom from Nong Nooch Garden made a presentation and for those of you who were at the Biennial in Thailand in 1998, you know what Nong Nooch was like then! Absolutely amazing! Well, what they have done since is absolutely remarkable and for those who go to Thailand in 2012, you will be in for the experience of your life! For one thing, they now have facilities in Nong Nooch, so the entire group will be able to stay there, and that in itself will be an experience.
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Posted 03 May 2008 - 09:49 PM

I am glad you made it there safely Bo. I sure hope I can make it in 2010, that will be even closer to home.

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 12:24 AM

Wow....So you guys will come here in 2012...Can't wait for that... I'm sure I'll help out as much as I can! :lol:
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Posted 04 May 2008 - 03:16 AM

Hey...this is a COSTA RICA thread!! Just had a great evening with an excellent welcome dinner. And at the Board Meeting we voted to go to the Rio de Janeiro area in Brazil in 2010, so you may want to think about that one! And we have already voted to go to Thailand in 2012. Anders Lindstrom from Nong Nooch Garden made a presentation and for those of you who were at the Biennial in Thailand in 1998, you know what Nong Nooch was like then! Absolutely amazing! Well, what they have done since is absolutely remarkable and for those who go to Thailand in 2012, you will be in for the experience of your life! For one thing, they now have facilities in Nong Nooch, so the entire group will be able to stay there, and that in itself will be an experience.
More later.....


And?

What poisons are being consumed?

What hat is the dog wearing?

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 04:37 AM

Amazing technology we have these days, and that you guys can stay plugged in from Costa Rica. I was just taking to my buddy in Dubai IMing on AOL. He's 11 hours time difference ahead of Calif. time. I'm sure things have changed a lot in Costa Rica. When I first went there, they had just opened the first McDonalds and Burger King in San Jose..........if you call that progress.

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 04:51 AM

When I first went there, they had just opened the first McDonalds and Burger King in San Jose..........if you call that progress.



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Posted 04 May 2008 - 06:29 AM

I'll sure try to make it to Tahiland 2012. That's close to home for me and get to know lots of you palm nuts... bruno
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Posted 04 May 2008 - 08:10 AM

He did not use spell check. It is suspose to be a "d".

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 08:33 AM

He did not use spell check. It is suspose to be a "d".

whats a bong?



As in "bond"?? Living that close to the border, I'm sure Tad knows all about those... :mrlooney:
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Posted 04 May 2008 - 10:34 AM

He did not use spell check. It is suspose to be a "d".

whats a bong?



len dont be snarky, just becasue you guys out in Kali pay triple retail for everything and the D is what you get!
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Posted 04 May 2008 - 10:48 AM

Oh my!!

I'm afraid I started it but this thread is going in the wrong direction. We may need a new sanatized Costa Rica thread.......and about Costa Rica.

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 10:49 AM

we don't want another costa rica thread if it won't have any photos like this one...

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 04:06 PM

OK.........I'm bored today....It was supposed to be a nice warm day, but it became very windy and cool, and not a nice day to work in the garden. I'm also jealous as hell that I'm not in Costa Rica with the group. I was thinking of previous Biennial trips and tours that I've attended. Just for fun here is what I can imagine is happening. Some people are still exhausted from jet lag but they wouldn't miss a thing, so they are dragging along too. They have probably been rideing in a bus much of the day and are arriving at a hotel about now. Some rush to their hotel room to catch a quick snooze, while others head straight for the bar. The Californians sip on Pinot Grigio while the Aussies guzzle beer. The Floridens drink anything with alcohol in it.

Friendships have been made today, but yet it's an eclectic group and certain personalities are being recognized. There is always the couple that is late for the bus in the morning, the couple that insists on sitting in the front seat of the bus, the clown, (one or many) the palm guru's who everyone listens to, the folks who are along just for the ride and don't know a palm from a petunia.

Dinner is had and half the group, feeling exhausted from the long day, heads for bed looking forward to a great tomorrow. The other half stays up until the bar closes. The next day....another chapter and another adventure. Dean stays up and deletes this thread.

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 07:17 PM

Wow!, I am kicking myself for not going to the Costa Rica meeting with you guys, but after the So Cal fires I just lagged and was in a funk. Now I am totally jazzed up about Rio and Thailand. I will go to both of these wonderful places, I must see the Amazon before they burn it all down and Thailand has always been on my wish list.

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 07:50 PM

Very funny thread! Moderator, where are you? You told me you were working tonight :huh:

Maybe a couple pics from today will get this back on track. These were taken at Herrero brothers farm.
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Posted 04 May 2008 - 08:12 PM

A forest of single stemmed Areca vestiarias all with fruit. That's all for now, I have to be up at 6am tomorrow. ¡Pura Vida!
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Posted 04 May 2008 - 08:13 PM

Jeff.
Thanks for bringing this thread back to reality! And great pictures! Everyone was in awe of that Corypha! :)
And Dick,
You pretty much hit it on the head (post no. 28)... :lol:
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Posted 04 May 2008 - 11:04 PM

Wowza on the orange vestys. Why haven't we seen these before ?
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Posted 05 May 2008 - 03:09 AM

Wow!!!

For once I'm speachless.......well almost. That Areca grove is incredable, one of a kind, I'm sure. Keep the pictures coming.

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 05:24 AM

Another 'Wow' on the forest of Areca vestiaria and the Corypha!
I wish I was on that trip! Thanks for the photos.
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Posted 05 May 2008 - 05:46 AM

Wow!, I am kicking myself for not going to the Costa Rica meeting with you guys, but after the So Cal fires I just lagged and was in a funk. Now I am totally jazzed up about Rio and Thailand. I will go to both of these wonderful places, I must see the Amazon before they burn it all down and Thailand has always been on my wish list.

Gary


Gary,

Don't worry the Amazon is not burning down and I am sure it will be around for a long time. In order to get to Rio you have to fly over the place, so if you decide to stop coming or going I could show you some palms. I am planning on being in Rio in two years. I will start saving a little money now.

Jeff,

Thanks for the great pictures and bringing this thread back to the subject. Those A. vestuaria palms are incredible. I need to get some of them. Keep the pictures coming.

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 06:10 AM

These great pictures from Jeff made me even more sorry for not being able to attend the Biennial.
I wish everyone a perfect week and I'm looking forward for many more photos soon.

Warm congratulations to our friend Bo-Göran for his election as our new President. No one else in this planet would be more suited and qualified for the position. Please count on me for anything you need in order to help the International Palm Society to keep on stronger than ever. I'm also very glad to hear that Rio de Janeiro was chosen for the 2010 Biennial. I knew it was going to happen, for what I had heard from Faith Bishock and other palmfriends in Brazil. I called someone in Rio sometime ago and I was told that some Directors of IPS had visited Hermínio in Rio (he is also in Costa Rica at the moment) and expressed the interest. Although I've never met him personally i know he is one of the most famous palm affictionates and nurseryman in this Country.
I'm sure that Rio de Janeiro will host an outstanding and wonderful event and I'd be willing to do my best in order to help IPS and the organizing commitee to achieve this goal. I'm also very excited about visiting Thailand in 2012. I remember John Bishock describing the wonders of Nong Nooch and also I was amazed to see the pictures Chalermchart posted from there a while ago.

Viva o novo Presidente Bo, Viva Costa Rica!
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Posted 05 May 2008 - 06:33 AM

This mouse is done playing.

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