Archive for June, 2006

Pacific Norwest Chapter is here! Lets get started…

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006
Puff ‘n’ Sip is a simple concept–arrange a regular outing for team members, team member friends/partners to meet after work for the sole purpose of having a good time while imbibing fine spirits and possibly smoking a cigar.

Now some of you might be saying, “Gil, this is just plain weird, we don’t do it like that up here in the P-N-Dubya”. To that I say, “We do now!” Others of you may say, “Gil, I don’t drink or smoke cigars.” To that I say, “so long as you can have fun drinking tap water and chewing on a toothpick this is an event not to be missed.” And others of you may say, “Gil, I live in the burbs and have to get home to my kids.” To that I say, “what’s another couple hours of daycare”.

OK, we have an official website. If you view the pictures (don’t forget to read Stas’ email invites to the bay area chapter events — they are legendary…he uses english in a very unconventional way) you’ll see that even movie stars have crashed our bay area event, so who knows what might happen in the Rose City.

Puff ‘n’ Sip commences on Thursday the Thirteenth of July two-thousand and six @ 4:48:30 PM – mark your calendars now.

Way Too Much Love,


Regional Pacific Northwest Puff ‘n’ Sip Manager

Puff’n'sip — four walls and cold electric light…

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

And all I can think of is sun glimmering, birds twittering, and her beautiful eyes sparkeling… Gawd, I need to get out.Can’t wait to see you all tomorrow on the Puff’n'sip day of June 28, 2006. Here is what we gonna do:

We start @

5:21 PM @ Plouf, Belden Place (Pine, between Kearny and Montgomery)

move to Voda at some point (same place) and @

7:45 PM meet up @ Cigar Bar and Grill (850 Montgomery/Jackson)

See you all there.

Lotsa love,

Big Red.


Puff’n’holdem – you people, you…

Thursday, June 22nd, 2006

Are such lovely human beings. Puff’n'holdem III was a great success – we collected $300 that will go to the City of Dreams. Thank you all for playing!

That was the longest game EVER, and the winner is…

Brian Baker! who after almost 5 hours took it all. Quote:

“I was nicely buzzed as well. No dinner makes the booze hit a bit harder. But you gotta stay focused when playing serious poker…”

Also to be mentioned Julia Cope, GR Medina, and Lori McLeese (second, third and the hopeful…) that made it to the final game. I got kicked off twice…

Special thanks to Darius for providing thoughtful tchotchkes for the tourney.

Let’s do it again?!

Lotsa love,

Big Red.

Puff’n'holdem III — third time is always a charm..

Monday, June 19th, 2006

Yes, Puff’n'holdem III is here! I am threellled.

On Puff’n'sip day of June 21, 2006 we’ll gather @

6:11 PM @ Cigar Bar and Grill (850 Montgomery/Jackson) The game — Texas Hold’em, $20 gets you a seat at the table.All proceed go to the City of Dreams:

“City of Dreams is a non profit organization dedicated to helping youth living in our public housing communities by expanding their perspective in life. Through it, we help children to think critically, by exposing them to a variety of experiences, exercises, and events designed to build self-esteem and create positive results in their lives. “

Looking forward to seeing yall there!

Lotsa love,

Big Red.

Puff’n'sip — there will come a day…

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

… when enough scientific evidence would be gathered to clearly show — I preach the lifestyle of Good and Healthy.

More good news this week! Let me quickly recap the medical advancements so far:

1. Drinking is good (see the earlier post)

2. Drinking lots of coffee is very good and is even better if you are drinking. Next steps on the research roadmap:3. Smoking fights fatigue and weight gain.

4. Tan is essential to one’s emotional well being and general digestion.

5. …

So, load up on Java, my friends, and join me in the crusade to secure your heart health @

5:21 PM @ Norton’s Vault (Sansome/ Sacramento)

moving on @

6:59 PM @ EZ5 (Commercial/ Kearny)

The rest depends on your health needs…

One more thing — Puff’n'holdem III is next week, 6/21.

Lotsa love,

Big Red.

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

First — read all the way to the bottom.

Second — Whoa! Getting older never sounded better — social security kicks in, health care is self-managed and (!!!) — It’s GOOD to drink more often! I am not kidding you — scientifically proven (thanks RC for pointing this out): So starting tomorrow I am training for my retirement pace.

On Puff’n'sip day of June 8, 2006 we will launch @

5:13 PM @ Taylor’s (Embarcadero) stroll @7:44 PM to Cigar Bar & Grill (850 Montgomery/Jackson)

Now, Puff’n'holdem III is set for June 14. I need to hear from you because:

  1. I need to know that you are coming
  2. We need to pick a charity. Send your recommendations in.

Reply in comments below this post, please.

That’s all.

Lotsa love,

Big Red.



Puff’n'sip — Midwest is taking charge and taking over Monday!

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

We are going to be renegades over here in the Midwest and decided for this month only to move Puff’n'sip from its normal Wednesday place to Monday June 5th.Let’s try Brits pub for a little outdoor fun and perhaps lawn bowling. 4:30 ish…Take care,Sandee Brandt