Archive for May, 2006

Puff’n'sip — on, definitely on!!..

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

yes. it’s that bad — way behind, no caps, no lengthy introductions. i was out, sorry. but i had a great weekend and trust all of you did the same.important piece: keep your calendars open for puff’n'holdem III. June 14th is the day!

today, puff’n'sip day of may 31st, we shall start @

5:19 PM @ Irish Bank, Mark Lane (Off Bush, between Kearny & Grant)

travel on @

7:32 PM to Cigar Bar & Grill, 850 Montgomery St. (@Jackson)

Lotsa love,

Big Red.

Puff’n'sip — long lasting tradition….

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

So, someone had a good idea. Brilliant idea indeed, and 200 years ago. 200 years of mixing cocktails! That is so awesome….. Okay, I need a drink!,2933,196538,00.html

Tomorrow, on Puff’n'sip day of May 23, we shall start @

5:13 PM @ Palomino (Embarcadero/Folsom)

and travel slowly @

7:41 PM to Cigar Bar & Grill (850 Montgomery/Jackson)

See you there!

Lotsa love,

Big Red.

Reaching out to the stars…

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

Well, actually one Lone Star, really. But we are seriously talking about opening a Texas chapter. Right, Sharon?And the Greater Pacific-Northwest chapter is also in negitiations. Can’t wait!

Next step -- World Domination!

Puff’n'sip — Short’n'sweet….

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

You know you want them, the details, so here they are. Puff’n'sip day of May 17th, we shall start @

5:17 PM @ Red’s Java House, Pier 30 just south of the Bay Bridge (no relation to Big Red other than their shared love of libations) and move on @

7:46 PM to the Cigar Bar and Grill, 850 Montgomery (@Jackson)

Lotsa love,

(Ghostly authored on behalf of)

Big Red


Back to school — what a lucky ….

Wednesday, May 10th, 2006

Take a note –Chad got his acceptance letter from Berkeley, so while we’ll miss him dearly, it’s time to unleash him on the Berkeley campus and see what happens. (*don’t wince!*) He’s not leaving yet, but let’s get together and celebrate, regardless.


So, Friday 5/12, 4:36 PM, Taylor’s Refresher, Ferry Building. Bring your best college stories. I have all mine written down in a separate blog….. 

See you there, Big Red.  


The Management speaks — Our website and vicious rumors..

Tuesday, May 9th, 2006

…about The Management. Let me set that straight first:

1. The Management LISTENS to you.

2. The Management LOVES your input.

3. The Management LABORS on tough decisions.

So, go ahead, tell The Management what else would you like to see on our site… Pictures? Subscription? ‘Take me off the freaking list’ link? (Not likely, but go ahead…) Speak now!

On behalf of The Management,

Big Red.

Puff’n'sip — dig deeper….

Tuesday, May 9th, 2006

So, someone asked me what my emails mean. Swear, true story: “I read it over and over and still…” I almost hugged the guy — he read my email!!! I might still… For the rest of you — this is all about my life. Enjoy!

Tomorrow, Puff’n'sip day of May 10th, we shall start @

5:17 PM @ Zebulon, 83 Natoma (@ 2nd)

making a pit-stop @

7:09 PM @ 111 Minna, 111 Minna (@ 2nd)

ending up @

8:01 PM @ Cigar Bar and Grill, 850 Montgomery (@ Jackson)

Lotsa love,

Big Red.

Puff’n'sip — burn, baby, burn!

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006

I got my first one last weekend. First one in a long long time. Yup. And I am very happy, and I am talking about sunburns. Sun! No more winter. Enough.

This week, Puff’n'sip day of May 3, 2006, we start at a ‘Sunny Weather Is Back’, frequently known as swib, destination.
We start @

5:17 PM @ Plouf, 40 Belden Place (off Pine, between Kearny and Montgomery)
and moving on @
7:51 PM to Cigar Bar and Grill (850 Montgomery St./Jackson)

As always –
Lotsa love!
Big Red

Puff’n'sip — MPLS charter’s good and bad news….

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006

Well, I have good news and bad news. Lets start off with the bad.

There will not be a meeting on Wed as I have received a lot of cancellation notices from folks as so many are out traveling on business :(

I am sure the management will not be happy with this decision so perhaps the Steering Committee and I will set up an impromptu “meeting” for later this month. Plus, it will be more fun to sit outside when the sun is shining (instead of the rain).

Now here is the good news.

Puff’n'sip has its own official website.  Puff’n'sip  WWW! Yes, indeedy… check it out! It is pretty cool. They have done some nice work. Please note the MPLS chapter has its own section and the photo gallery is coming. So feel free to post your comments to the management!

Again, if anyone needs to be added/deleted from the distribution list please let me know. Happy travels all!

Take care,
Sandee Brandt