INSIDE THE BLUE WHALE
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Further modifications necessitate additional photographic updates. Here the reader may see what, for the moment, is the final appearance of the new entry that now graces the front of the tavern.
I have also acquired an amazing Visual Receiver that displays a wide variety of moving images, some of which are clearly from an origin beyond our time and place--and understanding. I am truly dazzled by what modern engineering can achieve in this age of industrial wizardy.
As you will see in this image, I have removed one of the tavern's tables, to allow more room for visitors who wish to take advantage of the new dance ball I installed, a gift some weeks ago from the generous Mr. Merk Thor.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
My concern over the intrusion of Hurricane Ike into the proceedings proved unwarranted. The storm was still quite strong during the event--indeed throughout the day--but its effect proved insignificant.
I need not dwell too much on the specifics of the afternoon at the tavern, as most can assume what transpires at a reception. The accompanying images convey a good sense of the merriment. There was much socializing, a good bit of dancing, and plenty to drink and eat. We saw the fall of night, and the rise of the dawn, so how can it be deemed anything other than a complete success?
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Shortly after I arrived in Antiquity Shouls, it intrigued me to receive a communication from a distant cousin I had not seen since we played together as boys in Ireland, Mr. Tad Flanagan. He wrote of his plans to visit me during an upcoming trip to our shores. I would have certainly in short order dispatched a reply, conveying my welcome, had it not been that within mere days, while away from home, I received a message from the thoughtful Mr. Kris Electricteeth that Mr. Flanagan had appeared at the tavern asking for me! I hastened back to Antiquity Shouls, and was able to visit with the man briefly before an unnamed objective took him off into the night once again. He departed the way he had arrived, via a small submersible vessel awaiting him at the docks, the like of which I had never seen. In truth, so much time has passed since we were last in each other's presence, he may as well have been a complete stranger to me. Nonetheless, he intends to remain in Antiquity for some time to come, and thus I will continue to report on this mysterious cousin of mine, as events dictate. He is not one to convey an excess of verbiage, so there is still much I shall no doubt learn of him, his origins, and the nature of his business in Antiquity.
Monday, September 1, 2008
Many visitors to The Blue Whale have inquired as to the date of my "grand opening". I have delayed in planning such an event, but today I have indeed confirmed a date for what I am calling a "Grand Opening Reception". It is to be held on Saturday, the 13th of September, from 12:00pm until 2:00pm (SLT). I shall reproduce here the text of my announcement:
"The imposing edifice once known as the Full and By Inn is at last newly redecorated and open for business as THE BLUE WHALE, under the capable management of new resident Mr. Flynn Bracken. If it is merriment and refreshment you seek, make a stop at the tavern on Saturday, the 13th of September between 12pm and 2pm (SLT) to meet Mr. Bracken and some of the many residents who are already making this fine establishment a frequent destination. Attire is comfortable and casual, so do wear what suits you. If you are fond of jigs, the tavern music is sure to set your feet to dancing. The menu of free drinks includes over a hundred and thirty intoxicating libations as well as some milder fare. And while you are in the tavern, help yourself to a free Blue Whale shirt. Everyone is welcome!"
Friday, August 29, 2008
It was on Monday, August 18, that I informally removed the “Opening Soon” sign from the tavern’s front door and considered myself open for business. I need not relate what toil filled the preceeding four days, as any shopkeeper or merchant could surmise it was merely an endless series of decision-making and expenditures. It was not without its thrills and delights, however, as all that I envisioned--and much more--quickly came into being.
Many were the passersby who saw me working and stepped through the doors to take a look, or to bid me a hearty welcome. My gratitude to them is boundless, as I benefited greatly from the opinions, recommendations and compliments that were offered to me. There were many questions, of course, about when the "grand opening" would take place. I have yet to arrange one, though the idea does hold its appeal.