Eighteen Holes And DooWop... A Great Day

Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind. ~Mary Ellen Chase

December 2 - Golf And The Alleycats Make For A Super Day

We golf in the daytime and turn to the theater (or other events) at night!

The Alley Cats 2010 Christmas Show
Weird rainbow in the sky over the 14th hole


It was much brighter to the human eye

Off To Brea To See The Alley Cats

Did you know? - Brea is a city in Orange County, California. The population, as of January 1, 2010, was about 40,377. The city began as a center of crude oil production, was later propelled by citrus production, and is now an important retail center because of the large Brea Mall and the recently redeveloped Brea Downtown.

The Alley Cats 2010 Christmas Show
Across the street form the playhouse...  Good grub

The Alley Cats 2010 Christmas Show
Jan and Cathy are seriously in deep discussion

The Alley Cats 2010 Christmas Show
Del is eyeing Ed's wine

Did you know? - The bow tie originated among Croatian mercenaries during the Prussian wars of the 17th century: the Croats used a scarf around the neck to hold together the opening of their shirts. This was soon adopted (under the name cravat, derived from the French for "Croat") by the upper classes in France, then a leader in fashion, and flourished in the 18th and 19th centuries. The French novelist Honoré de Balzac even wrote a book on the subject.

The Alley Cats 2010 Christmas Show
Dressed for the occasion!

The Alley Cats 2010 Christmas Show
What are they up to?

The Alley Cats 2010 Christmas Show
Brian and Jan... Love the tie Brian!

The Alley Cats 2010 Christmas Show
Seasonal fashion plates

Did you know? - A fashion plate is, literally, an illustration (a plate) demonstrating the highlights of fashionable styles of clothing. Used figuratively, as is most often the case, the term is a reference to a person whose dress conforms to the latest fashions

Oops the snowboy

The Alley Cats 2010 Christmas Show
Del and Vicky

The Alley Cats 2010 Christmas Show
The gang of eight

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How the 8 was born

Did you know? - In the beginning, various groups in India wrote eight more or less in one stroke as a curve that looks like an uppercase H with the bottom half of the left line and the upper half of the right line removed. At one point this glyph came close to looking like our modern five.

With the western Ghubar Arabs, the similarity of the glyph to five was banished by connecting the beginning and the end of stroke together, and it was only a matter of the Europeans rounding the glyph that led to our modern eight

The Alley Cats 2010 Christmas Show
Good night bistro, hello Alley Cats

Did you know? - A bistro, sometimes spelled bistrot, is, in its original Parisian incarnation, a small restaurant serving moderately priced simple meals in a modest setting. Bistros are defined mostly by the foods they serve. Slow-cooked foods like braised meats are typical.

Bistros likely developed out of the basement kitchens of Parisian apartments where tenants paid for both room and board. Landlords could supplement their income by opening their kitchen to the paying public. Menus were built around foods that were simple, could be prepared in quantity and would keep over time. Wine and coffee were also served. The limited space for diners in these cramped corners prompted the tradition of adding table service to the footpath.

The word bistro may derive from the Russian быстро (bystro) which means quickly. According to an urban legend, it entered the French language during the Russian occupation of Paris in 1815. Russian cossacks who wanted to be served quickly would shout "bystro." However, this etymology is not accepted by several French linguists as there is, surprisingly, no occurrence of this word until the end of the 19th century.


Amen to that!!

The Alley Cats 2010 Christmas Show
We found a volunteer to take our picture

The Alley Cats 2010 Christmas Show
Time for a walk!

The Alley Cats

Did you know? - The Alley Cats are an American doo-wop group singing in a cappella. The group originated in 1987, when a doo-wop revival program was occurring at Fullerton College. Two men, also the group's future founding fathers, Mando Fonseca and Royce "The Voice" Reynolds, decided to start an a cappella group. Two additional members along the way, Todd Dixon and Andre Peek, materialized and the foursome gained notice. Since then The Alley Cats have performed for many audiences, ranging from elementary school fun nights to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, as well as opening for Leno at his Las Vegas shows. The Alley Cats's sound has been heard as well at The White House.

The Alley Cats 2010 Christmas Show
Santa will never be the same

The Alley Cats 2010 Christmas Show
Come back Cathy... You list was not complete

The Alley Cats 2010 Christmas Show
Dang! They Escaped

The Alley Cats 2010 Christmas Show
Patiently awaiting the performance.. Brian asked we if knew about "Pantomime"?

Did you know? - Pantomime (informally, panto), not to be confused with a mime artist, referring to a theatrical performer of mime, is a musical-comedy theatrical production traditionally found in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Jamaica, South Africa, Japan, India, Ireland, Gibraltar and Malta, and is mostly performed during the Christmas and New Year season. The word derives from the Greek "παντόμιμος" (pantomimos), "pantomimic actor" and that from "παντός" (pantos), genitive of "πᾶς" (pas), "every, all" + "μίμος" (mimos), "imitator, actor".

Pantomime

Did you know? - A 'pantomime' in Ancient Greece was originally a group who 'imitates all' accompanied by sung narrative and instrumental music, often played on the flute. The word later came to be applied to the performance itself. The pantomime was a popular form of entertainment in ancient Greece and later, Rome. Like theatre, it encompassed the genres of comedy, tragedy, and sex. No ancient pantomime libretto has survived, partly because the genre was looked down upon by the literary elite.  Read more...

The Alley Cats 2010 Christmas Show
We snapped a quick picture while they were close

The Alley Cats 2010 Christmas Show
Elvis performing with his Mexican backup singers...

The Alley Cats 2010 Christmas Show
Great show putting us in the Christmas spirit

The Alley Cats 2010 Christmas Show
Santa men in the snow

The Alley Cats 2010 Christmas Show
The hats just make the day

The Alley Cats 2010 Christmas Show
Santa girls in the snow

The Alley Cats 2010 Christmas Show
Time to head for home after a super evening


Which one is which???  They all look Goofy to me!

Proceed to 12/3/2010 and Golf, Happy Hour, and The Santa Ana Elks