The February 2006 meeting of the DBC was
held at the Pink Galleon Pool Hall, Bar and Grill in South St.
Louis, MO. Though this was just a few short steps from the
front porch of the infamous BooBash Castle, Julie chose to save
wear and tear on her lithe appendages and graciously accepted
our offer to cart her to said destination. The meeting was
originally scheduled at Frailey’s Bar and Grill but upon
inspection, and after taking note of the rather subdued
atmosphere, it was quickly decided the Pink Galleon would be
more conducive to the special needs of the DBC. Cell phones
were manned, calls were made and members were informed of the
The Pink Galleon was a lively, happenin’
joint, where the beer was frosty and nachos and cheese abounded
freely. Luckily this offset the extremely slow waitresses and
loud music enough to ensure an overall enjoyable evening.
Though the BooBash’s had been neighbors of the Pink Galleon for
many years, up until this night they (or at least Julie) had
never darkened its door. She can offer no good explanation for
this but vows to make amends in the coming months.
Laura, Julie and Elaine had barely settled
in when Matt and Jeannette joined them some minutes before
7:00. It didn’t take long for Nancy and Teresa to arrive and as
we always say, 7’s a party, and so we did. Mark and Fred kept
us waiting until approximately 9 bells and the meeting was
finally called to order at 9:10 p.m. Julie wanted us to take
it back because Laura gaveled and hence it was not considered
official. Nancy conceded and officially gaveled the meeting to
order at 9:10.20
Our Inspirational Guru delivered the
following inspirational message. After hearing this
inspirational message, we were all inspired.
the beauty of the world is so overwhelming, I just want to throw
back my head and gargle. Just gargle and gargle, and I don't
care who hears me, because I am beautiful."
Highlights & Conversation Recaps:
- These tables are
very high – What is the purpose of them? Are they to hold
up drunks? It doesn’t make sense.
- Jeannette in her
infinite wisdom has solved the table dilemma and figured out
why they are so high. Thank you O wise woman.
- Matt loves Mom the
- Nancy is filled
with Christmas spirit
- Jeannette is a go-er
and certainly deserves some beads
- Laura and Teresa
are gone again!
- Julie will not
give up sweets this year for lent – not this year or ever
again – no way, no how.
- Matt can’t hear,
but smiles politely anyway
- Jeannette tells
Julie a secret
- Nancy looks
pensive and wants to be included in on Jeannette’s secret.
- Elaine’s pen is at
- Won’t someone do
- No one is talking
- Now Nancy is
talking to Elaine.
- What is Nancy
rambling on about?
- Teresa has
returned, but Laura has not
- It’s 7:50 and Mark
and Fred aren’t here yet
- Clare and Mark
can’t come because their dog Jack is throwing up.
- Clare and Mark
must really love their dog Jack.
- Elaine wishes she
could hear what Jeannette is saying to Julie
- Jeannette is
becoming very animated while telling her secret story
- Do Clare and Mark
dress Jack up in little dog outfits?
- Our waitress is a
Christian according to the tattoo she has stamped on her
- Matt uses his
straws as chop sticks
- We don’t want a
pitcher of beer because we will get headaches. Nancy
ingeniously suggests that we kindly ask the establishment to
fill the pitcher from bottles of beer thus avoiding said
- Nancy comments on
Elaine’s ruby red ink
- Elaine believes
Nancy is coveting her ink so she will be keeping a close eye
on her pen
- It is toooo loud
- DiMaggio is three
- We’d be happy to
bring appetizers to Libby’s shower
- Libby doesn’t eat
- They have a new
fangled digital jukebox and Laura doesn’t know the secret
code for turning down the volume.
- Teresa wants to
know if we have a gun
- Laura attacked the
speakers with a pool cue.
- Elaine loves
nachos & cheese but mostly she loves free appetizers of any
- Jeannette wants to
know what’s new and exciting. We would tell her if only she
had included us in when telling her secret story to Julie.
- Nancy has
something to say about a lady she met at McDonalds. She
couldn’t understand what the black lady was saying. She
thought that perhaps the lady was hungry and wanted Nancy’s
leftovers, but no, she wanted Nancy to order her 2
hamburgers, fries and a coffee.
- Why would Nancy
have leftovers at McDonalds? Did she order more food than
she could eat? Perhaps Nancy would benefit from a lesson in
hunger management and planning.
- Laura gave a bum
in Washington DC a sandwich that had no mayonnaise on it.
The bum was not happy.
- A lady in Chicago
called Julie ugly and then called her an ugly name.
- Matt went to a
baseball game and asked a bum for instructions on using the
parking meter. The bum wanted Matt to get him a sandwich
from 7-11 but Matt thought 7-11 was too far away. Wendy’s
was closer so he bought him lunch from there and ate with
the bum. The bum told Matt that he had been in jail for
pushing drugs to grade school students. All in all, Matt
thought he was a nice guy because he wrapped up his
leftovers up for his other bum friends.
- Another story of
fast food leftovers. People should eat what they order.
- Matt has his ear
- Teresa tells a
story regarding a student who lost the back to her earring
and asked Teresa (the school nurse) for help in getting the
earring out. Turns out the earring back was still attached
to the earring post and had gone inside her earlobe.
- A pencil eraser
makes a good back for an earring in an emergency situation.
- David has open
sores on his leg.
- Elaine needs to be
- Nancy will take
minutes for a couple of minutes.
- Minutes for
minutes (tee hee – that’s silly)
- Turns out it was
Brian who was throwing up and not Jack the dog.
- We’re happy to
hear Jack is AOK but saddened that our beer money is at home
with Clare and her dog.
- Laura doesn’t know
- Laura is leaving.
It’s the club’s general consensus that Laura has ants in
her pants. Maybe she is ADHD.
- Matt is the only
boy in a coop of hens.
- There is a dead
body lying on the next table.
- This is not a
restaurant, it is a workaraunt.
- Mitch Hedman is
- Teresa is not
grooving to the rap music.
- The proper word is
Flip, not Flick.
- Where are those
- Laura is the
queen, but we don’t know of what.
- Parmesan cheese
cannot be used for a handi-wipe.
- Nancy is very good
- Julie wonders why
skinny girls want to wear real tight pants and look fat.
- Elaine mistakenly
called Jeannette Teresa.
- Jeannette has too
many friends that like to eat.
- Julie is having a
- Nancy seems to be
enjoying herself as well.
- We’ve lost track
of Laura and Teresa again. Whose turn is it to watch them?
- Nancy should
become a jewelry coordinator
- Big sister makes
big headway in jewelry industry
- Jeannette doesn’t
want her badge
- Nancy has stolen
all of the beads.
- Nancy is a thief
- Nancy shouldn’t
come to the meetings if she intends to continue stealing
- Matt’s necklace is
- Jeannette wants
to be the fire bandit?
- Matt says huba
- Matt is a shark
- Mom taught me
- Aunt Lorraine is
- 8:45 and Mark and
Fred still AWOL
- From now on,
funeral means shower.
- Julie is on
probation – that is ridiculous
- Matt is not having
- Laura will talk to
Matt about lent to cheer him up
- Julie is uppity
with her rosary
- Laura is having
- According to
Laura, Julie had the worst meeting ever. She wonders if we
are just an afterthought in her busy schedule? (At least we
got to wear necklaces.)
- Nancy had her Rice
Krispy cut off and no one noticed.
- Aunt Rosemary also
had a Rice Krispy. We wonder if she still has it.
- Should we call
Aunt Rosemary to inquire?
- Matt cut 4 hairy
bits of skin cut off of his body. The doctor froze 1 off.
- Although it was no
abyss, Elaine cut a flap of skin off her back with a nail
trimmer. Teresa tried to wrap dental floss around it but
couldn’t get a good grip on it.
- Sicking siblings
are known for cutting things off their bodies
- Julie did not
fulfill her promise to take Mom and Dad to dinner in
- The poster in the
woman’s bathroom is held on the wall with 52 screws.
- This place must
have a problem with people stealing the bathroom posters.
- Mark has an order
- Fred can’t show
- Mark sings
- Party is over
- Matt won and then
lost the bar stool race that he had against himself
- Did Mark really
want to be a musical star instead of a computer genius?
- Forgot to record
Mark and Fred’s official time of arrival. An important
event has now been lost to carelessness. We will say they
arrived at 9:07. (That is toilet time)
- Heckfire Laura –
where do you keep going?
- Go ahead Julie –
- Rend Lake info:
June 20th – No children
- Elaine’s big toe
- Laura complained
- Elaine misses
Nancy’s Rice Krispy – Hopefully she will grow another one
- Julie’s nose was
attached by a dodie
- 2 people memorized
- The odd becomes
the norm if viewed too often
- Fred needs a
- Fred is going to
- That’s what you
kids are calling it these days
- Elaine loves Nancy
and her rhinestone collection
- Elaine know what a
hair receiver is but no one else does
- John Bubash
surprises us all and saunters in at 9:30
- He surely is a
- John probably
didn’t really want to come, but worried that we would talk
about his absence since he only lives 50 feet away.
- Poor Elaine –
- Mark Sicking knows
nothing exciting or at least is keeping all exciting things
he knows from us
- Julie sits in the
middle of the floor and gargles
- Jeannette is
rubbing Matt’s hair.
- Matt’s hair is now
in a ruckus.
- Julie says
“Marianne” a lot.
- Jeannette got
“picked up” at the Casa Loma Ballroom.
- Nancy may have
gray hair now, but she doesn’t have any Rice Krispies
growing on her face.
- Teresa says “I
- John says “Have a
- We think Teresa
and John are talking in code.
- Teresa and John
must be secret agents
- Everyone has
promised not to divulge their cover
- Teresa says “Libby
- John says
- Julie has large
- Fred says a lot of
- Elaine talks to
Mark and he pretends to be interested
- Nancy has a bead
- Teresa says that
everybody does it
- Mark & Matt wear
- Matt had fainting
diarrhea 3 times and then an angel appeared to Jeannette
- Matt had the good
sense to fold a towel into a pillow so he would be
comfortable when he fainted
- Matt was wedged
into his bathroom
- Jeannette must
really love Matt
- This music is
- John has a head as
well as a shoulder
- We hope Clare’s
dog is okay. We are all worried about him.
- Elaine wears a
mask. Is it really Elaine? Could it be a stranger trying
to infiltrate the DBC meeting?
- Mark stands up but
doesn’t go anywhere.
- Mark must have
been tired from too much sitting
- Julie goes to look
at pictures of boys
- Nancy says
“Tomorrow is a week” but tomorrow is really just the next
day – Ash Wednesday.
- Nancy needs to
learn the meaning of the word “tomorrow”
- Katie can’t get
married because the Knights of Columbus have moved
- Nancy is drunk
- Fred thinks that’s
a whole different story
- Laura licked the
pen and the paper
- Nancy says it’s
worth the beer
- John looks like he
is sitting, but in reality he is standing up
- There is way too
much head banging music being played
- Laura flushed
- Mark can
communicate in Malaysian
- Clare Steinbruegge
dances every day
- We should shoot
whoever picked out these songs on the jukebox
- Laura and Julie
venture off to put good songs on the digital jukebox
- Matt wants to go
to Krispie Kreme
- Matt’s favorite
donut shop is closed – He is devastated
- Where was the
first McDonalds on the Rock Road?
- Shawn has a new
job but he doesn’t know it
- Teresa was
exceptionally beautiful and witty tonight
- Elaine has her
first experience with a Blackberry computer
- Mark can open the
door to the world with his tiny computer
- We didn’t know the
world’s door was closed
- Matt gave gum and
mints as a parting gift before leaving for the donut shop.
- Jeannette is
either a tart or a fart
- Nancy lost her
beautiful toilet award
- Elaine makes some
motions, but no one notices
- Elaine leaves with
- There are no more
beers in the bucket – we must go.
And thus concludes the 13th
meeting of the Dodie and Bones Club.
March meeting place and date to be advised
by Clare D. Wilhelm contingent on the continued good health of
Jack the dog.
- Respectfully Submitted
this 8th day of March, 2006
In honor of Mark and Matt's birthday
Seckitary Alaine Inaz Sharkaway Macaroni