cigar club TUESDAY November 1st at TOWER CLUB 5-7pm
The next informal gathering of the U Club Cigar Society will
take place at the Tower Club on Tuesday, November 1st, 5-7pm.
BYO cigars and each member signs his own chit. All U Club
members are invited, and guests interested in a smoke and a
cocktail in good company are always welcome.
Last Friday's Cigar Dinner started with cocktails and cigars
in room D and was followed by a four-course dinner with match-
ing wines in the board room, followed by more cigars and more
scotch. Matt Andersson told us how to create a new airline
and Jason Bush explained how to make an automobile company
disappear. Greg "you're all wet, you scoundrel" O'Leary and
Chris "I beg your pardon!" Robling engaged themselves in a
rousing discussion of Chicago city politics while a second
guest of Andersson's looked on in horror. Victor Tutiven
talked about problems that centralization of government poses
for remote areas of the Amazon jungle and Marshall Abbey re-
counted his visit to the opera house in Manaus. This reminded
Jerry Bauman of a paper that he read to the Conan Doyle Soc-
iety some years ago, in which he examined key geographical
features of the Amazon river basin between Iquitos, Peru and
Manaus, Brazil in trying to pinpoint the location of Profes-
sor Challenger's (fictional) pre-historic plateau in The Lost
World. Midway through the third cigar and fourth or fifth
scotch your loyal secretary's pen went dry and he was reduced
to taking notes for this report on a linen napkin using only
his fingertip. He was subsequently seen to be napping at the
table. The cigar club formally adjourned its meeting at ten
when Dr. Paula Young stormed our bastion of masculinity and
walked everyone up to the balcony for a good airing out.
Your loyal secretary,
Curtis "the Dormouse" Tuckey
Upcoming related events:
National Authors Day is November 1, so consider bringing
a home-made pastiche of your favorite author to the cigar
Fight Nights, Thursday and Friday, November 3 and 4.
These are the club's preeminent cigar-related events.
Michael Hubbard and Curtis Tuckey are table captains at
Friday night's fights, and there might still be a seat
available at one of those tables.
Tower Club Musical Salon meets Wednesday, November 9, 5:00.
David Umlauf writes: "We have a real live Tchaikovsky
competition winner coming to play at the Tower Club. Yang
Liu, violin, his wife I'suan Tsai, piano, and Pyotor
Mishvinsky, cello, will be playing a Brahms trio, a Rachman-
inoff trio, and 'flashy encores.' This group is made
up of international stars, including Liu's Strad, which is
known as the 'Lady Tennant.' A rare treat! Tell your
friends!" $15.00, including wine and cheese reception.