Saturday, September 26


Hosts: Don & Yuri

Location: 5204 Wimbledon Ct., Arlington, TX 76017-2785 (map)

Call for directions: (817) 466-2768

Clothing optional

What to bring: towel, sunscreen, potluck dinner item

Dinner Details:

  • Potluck dinner to begin at 6:00p
  • NO GRILL, so be creative with your potluck choice!
  • BYOB (bring your own beverages); ice chest/ice provided
  • If attending, please leave your FIRST NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS and POTLUCK ITEM in the comment section for this posting.


BOOK CLUB: Calling all readers!!

A number of guys have been talking at recent parties about the books we're reading, so a book club was suggested. Here's how it works:

  1. Get the book from the library or a book store.
  2. READ IT! (Sorry, getting the book isn't enough!)
  3. Come share dessert, as well as your thoughts and insights on the book... and if you've got bitchy comments, please sit by me!
Let's get started!

Thursday, September 24
7:00 P.M.

Hosts: Bill & Andy
Location: 2001 Royalwood Dr., Arlington, 76006 (map)
Call for directions: 817-718-2424

First up:
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris

From Publishers Weekly: In his latest collection, Sedaris has found his heart. This is not to suggest that the author of Me Talk Pretty One Day and other bestselling books has lost his edge. The 27 essays here (many previously published in Esquire, G.Q. or the New Yorker, or broadcast on PRI's This American Life) include his best and funniest writing yet. Here is Sedaris's family in all its odd glory. Here is his father dragging his mortified son over to the home of one of the most popular boys in school, a boy possessed of "an uncanny ability to please people," demanding that the boy's parents pay for the root canal that Sedaris underwent after the boy hit him in the mouth with a rock. Here is his oldest sister, Lisa, imploring him to keep her beloved Amazon parrot out of a proposed movie based on his writing. ("'Will I have to be fat in the movie?' she asked.") Here is his mother, his muse, locking the kids out of the house after one snow day too many, playing the wry, brilliant commentator on his life until her untimely death from cancer. His mother emerges as one of the most poignant and original female characters in contemporary literature. She balances bitter and sweet, tart and rich—and so does Sedaris, because this is what life is like. "You should look at yourself," his mother says in one piece, as young Sedaris crams Halloween candy into his mouth rather than share it. He does what she says and then some, and what emerges is the deepest kind of humor, the human comedy.



September Dinner Gathering

Saturday, September 19th
7:30 PM

2525 E Arkansas Ln, Arlington, TX 76010 Directions
PH: (817) 543-2295

Cuisine: Vietnamese..... Ambiance: Casual.....

REVIEW (John & Howard): “We went into PHO'95 today for lunch and enjoyed it. There's room enough for our group. Got opinions from a couple others and said they're willing to try it too. It's in the plaza on NW corner of 360 & Arkansas.” (More reviews)

So that we can reserve enough seats, please leave your FIRST NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS in the comment section for this posting.

I look forward to seeing you there!


Saturday, September 12




Jazz By The Boulevard Music & Arts Festival


Headline performances of some of the most acclaimed artists in jazz, plus two stages of continuous jazz performances throughout the weekend. For the most current performance schedule, please go to


Friday, September 11, 2009 : 5:00pm — 11:00pm
Saturday, September 12, 2009 : 12:00pm — 11:00pm
Sunday, September 13, 2009 : 2:00pm — 8:00pm


Nestled on the tree-lined lawn of the Will Rogers Memorial Center at

3401 West Lancaster, in Fort Worth’s beautiful Cultural District.


To preserve and beautify the Camp Bowie district, as well as educate and expose the public to the Cultural District’s historical architecture, eclectic variety of museums, shops, restaurants, and significant points of interest.

How Much?

$5 per person, per day for general festival admission & lawn seating; reserved table seating $35 in advance/$40 the day of the festival.


70 specially selected artisans showcasing professional art and fine crafts
Cooking Carnivalè pavilion with wine seminars, specialty food vendors, cooking demonstrations and samplings
Food and beverage from Camp Bowie’s top restaurants, plus traditional ‘jazz’ fare including barbecue, Cajun, catfish and more.

Join Ben at the Jazz Festival! Call 817-451-4443.

SEPT 12: FWADA Fall Gallery Night 2009

Not going to the swim party? Check out FWADA Fall Gallery Night 2009!

The Fort Worth Art Dealer’s Association (FWADA) invites you to take-in the visual arts and our community’s unique cultural richness during Fall Gallery Night on Saturday, September 12, 2009 from 2:00pm to 9:00pm. Stroll through participating galleries, museums, retail businesses, and area restaurants, and enjoy the many artists featured during this community event. Gallery Night is free, and open to the public to attend.

If interested, call Ben (817-451-4443) and join him in visiting some of the world-class museums in Fort Worth!