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Homeland And All Things Maher 3 weeks 4 days ago #374035

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L J S A wrote:

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L J S A wrote: I'm way late here, but I loved Watchmen. Held off for a long time because people online complained it was slow, made no sense, etc. I should have known not to listen to people on Yahoo comments sections.


Shhh. I'm late too. Only through ep 5 and the skull crush. Did you read the Graphic Novel? I think the series ismuch better for the moderate to heavy fan boy who knows some back story going in than the casual HBO viewer. They're shaking their heads saying "Squids?#?$?%?"


I've read the original, but not any of the recent prequel-ish stuff that Alan Moore criticized. I remember having mixed feelings about the movie after leaving the theater, but for me it's actually gotten better with age.

I actually meant to ask Mike if he knew anything about the source material, because you are right -- it can be confusing if you go into it cold.

You need to hurry up and finish. The last couple episodes are pretty damn good.

watchmen started boring me so gave up on it but now I’ll have to give it second chance

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Homeland And All Things Maher 3 weeks 4 days ago #374302

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gman wrote: I’m really enjoyed the first couple episodes of The Outsider.

Mike - currently planning a non-baby, non-pregnant wife trip back to Paris. Oh la la

Prediction. Paris produces a second little Man :)

If you want some restaurants there let me know


I still have your spots saved. One night we will be at our favourite spot Les Papilles. We got a Frenchie in London, so will be skipping that. I have 2 Parisians on my team so they are giving them their favourites as well.

Hmmm "we got a Frenchie in London".. is that like getting a Steamer in Cleveland? :)

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Homeland And All Things Maher 3 weeks 3 days ago #374422

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Hate going off topic but Homeland starts Feb 9 :)

Please no spoilers till after the 17th
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Homeland And All Things Maher 2 weeks 5 days ago #375043

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Mjmaherjr wrote: Thx. Its definitely top 2 left on my bucket list. Crazy thing is we planned this only in the last week. Normally plan stuff out. But the timing worked out because needed to do something this month plus it means I'll be away for my 50th birthday so I dont have to worry about any surprise parties ( I dont like surprises which actually isnt good when you are a St Johns fan. lol )

Where in Italy are you planning ?

We are spending first 3 nights in Rome, 2 nights in Florence, 1 night in Milan, 2 nights in Varenna (Lake Como area) and last night back in Rome. Traveling with my wife, 19 year old son and one of my daughters who is coming from NJ to meet up with us in Rome. Traveling by train once in Italy. We've booked everything except our Airbnb in Rome; down to our last couple of choices there.
Enjoy Morocco. Johnnies will win one tomorrow in honor of your big birthday!
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NCJohnnie wrote: Mjmaherjr wrote: Thx. Its definitely top 2 left on my bucket list. Crazy thing is we planned this only in the last week. Normally plan stuff out. But the timing worked out because needed to do something this month plus it means I'll be away for my 50th birthday so I dont have to worry about any surprise parties ( I dont like surprises which actually isnt good when you are a St Johns fan. lol )

Where in Italy are you planning ?

We are spending first 3 nights in Rome, 2 nights in Florence, 1 night in Milan, 2 nights in Varenna (Lake Como area) and last night back in Rome. Traveling with my wife, 19 year old son and one of my daughters who is coming from NJ to meet up with us in Rome. Traveling by train once in Italy. We've booked everything except our Airbnb in Rome; down to our last couple of choices there.
Enjoy Morocco. Johnnies will win one tomorrow in honor of your big birthday!

Thx. Hopefully they win 2 because they play next saturday on my birthday too :)

For Florence you have to go to eat at La Giostra. The owner and I guess still chef is a Prince. Best meal I've ever had. I've sent at least 50 friends and clients there over the last 7 or 8 years and worst I've ever heard was it was top 3 meals of their lives. Get the Pear Ravioli if it's a special. I just sent a friend there last month and her dad owned a bunch of restaurants and her and her friends went back a second time they loved it so much

www.ristorantelagiostra.com
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mjmaherjr wrote: For Florence you have to go to eat at La Giostra. The owner and I guess still chef is a Prince. Best meal I've ever had. I've sent at least 50 friends and clients there over the last 7 or 8 years and worst I've ever heard was it was top 3 meals of their lives. Get the Pear Ravioli if it's a special. I just sent a friend there last month and her dad owned a bunch of restaurants and her and her friends went back a second time they loved it so much

www.ristorantelagiostra.com

Thanks for that one. We will definitely try it. Had a few recommendations from a former colleague from Italy for Rome eateries, but nothing for Florence. Just looked at their website and menu looks great. Johnnies beating Creighton out there on your birthday would be tops!
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In Rome, Settimio near the Pantheon for linguini con funghi. Also Giardina di Alba (Sardinian fare) a few blocks from the top of the Spanish steps. Buono appetito.
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NCJohnnie wrote: Mjmaherjr wrote: Thx. Its definitely top 2 left on my bucket list. Crazy thing is we planned this only in the last week. Normally plan stuff out. But the timing worked out because needed to do something this month plus it means I'll be away for my 50th birthday so I dont have to worry about any surprise parties ( I dont like surprises which actually isnt good when you are a St Johns fan. lol )

Where in Italy are you planning ?

We are spending first 3 nights in Rome, 2 nights in Florence, 1 night in Milan, 2 nights in Varenna (Lake Como area) and last night back in Rome. Traveling with my wife, 19 year old son and one of my daughters who is coming from NJ to meet up with us in Rome. Traveling by train once in Italy. We've booked everything except our Airbnb in Rome; down to our last couple of choices there.
Enjoy Morocco. Johnnies will win one tomorrow in honor of your big birthday!

Thx. Hopefully they win 2 because they play next saturday on my birthday too :)

For Florence you have to go to eat at La Giostra. The owner and I guess still chef is a Prince. Best meal I've ever had. I've sent at least 50 friends and clients there over the last 7 or 8 years and worst I've ever heard was it was top 3 meals of their lives. Get the Pear Ravioli if it's a special. I just sent a friend there last month and her dad owned a bunch of restaurants and her and her friends went back a second time they loved it so much

www.ristorantelagiostra.com


I didn't make it to La Giostra despite Mike's recommendation but I loved this place for our 25th anniversary.
www.localefirenze.it/?lang=en

If you go cocktails at the bar first, then eat then get a tour of the cellars after dinner.
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