Well. With the coming plans in the near future to close down the Coffee Room, I guess it's almost time to say goodbye.
I'll stick around to the bitter end, but not knowing exactly when the Coffee Room will be no more, I thought I'd post this while it is still here.
While I'm not a piano player (I play guitar), I have enjoyed conversing with all of you on a multitude of topics. And I've learned a few things from y'all in the process. As I don't play piano, I've limited myself to the area of the forum where talking about non-piano topics was permitted. With its demise, I wouldn't feel right continuing to post in areas not receptive to *non-piano* topics.
When I arrived on the scene last year, I made my views on homosexuality clear and ticked off quite a few people in the process. With Jodi's help, I toned down the rhetoric and have pretty much avoided the topic altogether. I saw no reason to belabor the point anymore. The ironic thing was that on the recommendation of Kenny, one of our resident gay guys, I spent 20 grand last year on a Hybrid Civic. Imagine that, Improv, listening to the advice of a gay guy. Who'd a thunk it? I don't regret doing it. So, thanks Kenny. And for what it's worth, you're one of the coolest gay guys I've ever conversed with. I don't profess to understand what being gay is all about. But you spin it in such a way, that it's hard not to feel some sort of compassion for your plight. All the best to you Kenny.
And who could forget the turmoil created by Kathy’s insistence that Improv was TomK's puppet. Tom and I knew it wasn't true, but we both took great delight in egging her on. Even Jack Frost got in on the fun to prove to the forum that this was indeed *fact*. Jack, as a puppet detective, you stink!
But I thoroughly enjoyed the visit to Maine last year to meet you and Kathy. And I considered it an honor to have KathyK announce in the CR after our trip north, that she didn't hate me anymore.
TomK, I had a ball playing off of you during that time. Sometimes, I thought we were reading each others minds. I can see where Kathy and Jack could be so confused. It couldn't have been better if we had actually scripted it. Oh, and damn it Tom, quit hitting on my wife. You cad.
I'm conservative. So I could really relate to the postings of folks like Larry, Jolly, Gryphon and JBryan. I generally agreed with their viewpoints and I guess they tolerated me because I was on the same side of the fence. I admired their ability to convey a point of view and defend it like a junkyard dog on steroids. But I also read the points of view from the other side too. Didn't necessarily agree with them. Oh well, silly winger to the bitter end, I guess.
So thanks Coffee Room for a great bit of diversion from the sometimes too real world. I always got a laugh when I logged on here. I'll miss this place and everyone here. Y'all are a real hoot. And I mean that in a good way.
Sorry if I left anyone out. I just didn't want to drag on and on and on... I'll just echo the same sentiment so many others have... DARN!
Oh, and to cleanse my soul and leave no stone unturned, Katie, I just wanted to say, ** I'm Gumby Damnit! **.