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Postby Troy Reynard on Sat Mar 24, 2007 4:13 pm

I got the schedule for the competition next week and wondered what the collective thinks of the line-up, notably the addition the addition of competitors from La Colombe. Note also that Mr. Caragay is in the clean-up position, poised to sweep it all at the end of the day!
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Postby onocoffee on Sat Mar 24, 2007 7:35 pm

The Last Place positioning is strictly because I still don't have a signature drink (yet) and I'll end up trying to figure one out until that afternoon.

Worse comes to worse, I still have that trusty Mocha Frappuccino recipe on standby (with very high-quality, fine chocolate, of course).
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Postby )on on Sat Mar 24, 2007 7:55 pm

We all know that Jay chooses the last position to leave a lasting impression with the judges and the crowd. So we may not know what the signature drink will be until after he serves it, but what I'm wondering is... what will the soundtrack be?
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Postby Rich Westerfield on Sun Mar 25, 2007 4:00 am

)on wrote: what will the soundtrack be?


Portfilter 62 A & B, of course.

He'll play the first 15 minutes on Tuesday, but you don't get to hear the second 15 minutes unless he makes the finals.
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Postby nick on Sun Mar 25, 2007 5:32 am

Katie Carguilo and Allie are bringing it. So you betta bring it.




Oh... it's broughtened.
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Postby Rich Westerfield on Sun Mar 25, 2007 6:02 am

Nick,

Is Katie planning to use the "____ you in the mouth," phrase? 'Cos I think that would cost her points. :shock:

We're ready. Belle, Mel and Sonia did trials here on Thursday.

I understand Brew Ha Ha did their rehearsals two weeks ago(although only two drinks per competitor).

Competition looks to be a bit stiffer this year, eh?
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Postby Mike Paras on Sun Mar 25, 2007 9:32 am

PaniniGuy wrote:Nick,

Is Katie planning to use the "____ you in the mouth," phrase? 'Cos I think that would cost her points. :shock:


Isn't that going to be the name of her signature drink? (that would be so awesome)
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Postby Aldo1 on Sun Mar 25, 2007 12:42 pm

)on wrote:We all know that Jay chooses the last position to leave a lasting impression with the judges and the crowd. So we may not know what the signature drink will be until after he serves it, but what I'm wondering is... what will the soundtrack be?


Will we know what his signature drink was even after he serves it?

Jay, I have revisited my 'secret ingredient" I told you about yesterday... scrapped it once, but it is back, 'cause I am just so damn intimidated by your appearance, now.

We are entering two "old folks" just to indimidate all you youngins. Besides, we amuse Belle, our true thoroughbred, who competes in the morning.

Everyone have a safe trip.
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Postby Aldo1 on Sun Mar 25, 2007 12:44 pm

onocoffee wrote:The Last Place positioning is strictly because I still don't have a signature drink (yet) and I'll end up trying to figure one out until that afternoon.

Worse comes to worse, I still have that trusty Mocha Frappuccino recipe on standby (with very high-quality, fine chocolate, of course).

Rats. And I was so looking forward to the spam slide.
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Postby onocoffee on Sun Mar 25, 2007 6:03 pm

)on wrote: but what I'm wondering is... what will the soundtrack be?



Alright )on, for your listening pleasure. I've just finalized the soundtrack for the competition:

Two Tribes - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Starbuck on the Red Moon - Bear McCreary, Battlestar Galactica
Solange - David Arnold, Casino Royale
The Kiss - Aladdin
To The Fair - Beauty & The Beast
Main Titles - The Little Mermaid
Belle - Beauty & The Beast


Running Time: 16:52


I've been meaning to write a blog entry about the competition BEFORE the competition but I'm running behind. It's 10PM and I still have to pack, make hotel reservations, print directions, do bills/print checks, ready mail - not to mention shower, sleep, get up and clean up the kiosk, stock the storeroom and make sure the place hasn't burned to the ground before I leave to PA. Of course, I still have a couple stops to make along the way to pickup some competition items, clothing and sundries - and be there in the afternoon. Bleech.

I'm thinking that I'll try my first run through of my presentation on Tuesday morning - just in time to realize that there's no longer time to change anything.

Gotta run!
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Postby )on on Sun Mar 25, 2007 6:12 pm

Sounds like Jay's Shave Icecapades.

Go get 'em, tiger, and don't lose your voice this time around.

We look forward to full reports (here, blogs, podcasts) from the NE/MARBC(S).
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Postby Rich Westerfield on Tue Mar 27, 2007 2:11 pm

MARBC went today, but no announcements on finalists until 3pm EDT tomorrow (Thurs) following the NERBCs.

18 competitors, no OORs. Probably six competitors went over 17 mins - lots of first-timers. It ended with two consecutive PBJ themes (Troy and Jay) preceded by pyrotechnics of flashing lemon rinds (Melanie).

Rumor has it there is to be a hot-tub edition of PF being taped tonight.
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