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So Much For Friends In High Places

08 Mar


Database Limbo


Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2001 11:13:58

Gabriel, I have talked with my tech group regarding your resume, background, experience and how that matches up with our current customer projects. Unfortunately, the type of work we are currently performing is all database-driven primarily in SQL 7 and Oracle. Also the team felt they could handle our current work load, and that there is not be enough paid work in the pipeline to justify adding another member to the team, at this time.

I will keep you in mind as Votenet advances and recontact you if I feel our circumstances change such that we could afford to bring you on board and offer you a challenging opportunity. Regards, Glen

So much for friends in high places. Skip Bafalis, when asked for a favor, reached not so deep into his deep back pockets to dredge up Glen Hughlette's position as a maker and breaker of talents great and small. A wizened, apodyopsic sculptor of men, and women, a Constantin Brâncuși, I'm sure. And of late, buried in the current technology bust. These two neighbors, passing as friendly, both well-married, and let's face it, cash-cushioned captains of industry...whoops, I'm sorry, but until my keyboard gets fixed after a spill, let's gorge ourselves on a wonderful menu from a favored Capitol Hill restaurant and eclectic western-style danceria and theater named Sheridan's, so very owned and operated by the local gay mafia. A promising venue that unfortunately only made the effort for eight months or so, but was always packed when we put on our dancing boots to delight ourselves in public...

In a roomful of competitive talkers, are you the unrepentant tachyphagiac? Regardless of the hour of our splendid visitation, if fast eaters can only dream in unrequited syllables, this menu is cloud mine...



  • King Cut, 16 ounce $20.00
  • Queen Cut, 12 ounce $16.00
  • Princess Cut, 8 ounce $12.00
  • All served with au jus, horseradish, chef’s selection of vegetable and garlic mashed potatoes

    Pre Theater Menu

    available 5:30pm to 6:30pm daily AND ALL NIGHT THURSDAY…

    Choice of Soup or Salad

  • Chef’s Selection of Homemade Soups
  • Caesar Salad
  • Spinach Salad
  • All Served with Onion, Egg, Mushroom, Sunflower Seeds, Balsamic Vinaigrette

    Choice of Entree

  • Li’l Cowpoke Petite Filet Mignon of Beef Bernaise
  • Chicken Fried Steak, Brown Gravy and Onions
  • Laramie Chicken Cordon Bleu, Prosciutto and Provolone, Mushroom Cream
  • Red River Stuffed Pork Loin, Cornbread and Sun Dried Tomato Stuffing, Cranberry Demiglace
  • Penne Pasta with Seasonal Vegetables, Bleu Cheese Walnut Cream
  • Choice of Dessert

  • Sheridan’s Bread Pudding, White and Dark Chocolate Nuggets, Brandy Caramel Sauce
  • Oops, I Dropped It – Dark Chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Walnut Cone, Raspberry Cream
  • Caramel Apple Tart, Brandy Caramel Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Trio of Sorbets, Chef’s Selection
  • $18.74 per person
    To take advantage of this offer all orders must be placed by 6:45 pm


    Three different entrees available for $10.00 each

  • Meatloaf with Brown Gravy
  • Barbecued Baby Back Ribs, Ω pound
  • Hearty Hunter Stew

    Sheridan’s Winter Menu


  • Tijuana Flatbread $11.00
    topped with Shrimp, Pepperjack, Provolone, and Cilantro Pesto
  • Monterey Flatbread $9.00
    topped with Portabello, Spinach, Roasted Peppers, Pepperjack, and Provolone
  • Pan Fried Brie, Crostini, Seasonal Fruit $9.00
  • Oyster Rockefeller on the Pie Shell $8.00
  • Southwestern Shrimp Cocktail $8.00
    Roasted Red Pepper Remoulade and Tomato Chili Puree
  • Shrimp and Jalapeno Poppers $8.00
  • SautÈed Mussels, Garlic Herb Broth $7.00
  • Ranch Cake Sampler $6.00
    Black Bean and Potato Cheddar Cakes, Jalapeno Creme Fraiche, Pico de Gallo
  • Cheese or Chicken or Shrimp Quesadilla $6.00 / $7.00 / $9.00
  • Soups

  • Vegetarian Black Bean $6.00
    Red Onion, Jalapeno Creme Fraiche
  • Soup of the Day Market
  • Salads

  • Caesar Salad, Old Bay Croutons $6.00
    Split for two $8.00
  • Field Greens, Bleu Cheese, Walnuts, Dried Cherry Vinaigrette $6.00
    Split for two $8.00
  • Spinach, Onion, Egg, Mushroom, Sunflower Seeds, Balsamic Vinaigrette $6.00
    Split for two $8.00
  • Entrees

  • Ponderosa Porterhouse, 16 ounce $30.00
    Marinated Portabello and Shallot Demiglace
  • Miss Kitty’s Filet Mignon of Beef, 8 ounce $24.00
    Topped with Brie and Candied Cajun Pecans
  • Miss Kitty Naked, 8 ounce $21.00
  • Li’l Cowpoke Filet Mignon of Beef, 4 ounce $12.00
  • Gold Rush New York Strip, 12 ounce $20.00
    Rubbed with Blackening Spices, Bleu Cheese, Roasted Garlic Demiglace
  • Chicken Fried Steak $12.00
    Brown Gravy and Onions
  • Black Hills Venison Striploin, 6 ounce $25.00
    Blackberry, Sage, and Pearl Onion Demiglace
  • Cody’s Buffalo Strip Steak, 6 ounce $24.00
    Stout Marinated, Stout and Roasted Red Pepper Demiglace
  • Doc Holiday’s Pepper Rosemary Half Rack of Lamb $21.00
    Tomato and Red Onion Hash, Balsamic Reduction
  • Calamity Jane’s Veal Scallopini $17.00
    topped with Artichoke, Watercress, Lemon, Oregano, and Red Onion
  • Red River Cornbread Stuffed Pork Loin $15.00
    Cranberry Demiglace
  • Cheyenne Quail Stuffed with Wild Rice and Spinach $19.00
    Spicy Orange Honey Glaze
  • Laramie Chicken Cordon Bleu $16.00
    Prosciutto and Provolone, Mushroom Cream
  • Padre Island Seafood Stew $18.00
    Shrimp, Mussels, Chef’s Choice of Fish, Seafood Broth, Peppers, Tomato, and Lime
  • Belle Star’s Pecan Encrusted Mahi Mahi $17.00
    Lemon Saffron Cream
  • Telluride Penne Pasta with Seasonal Vegetables $14.00
    Bleu Cheese Walnut Cream
  • You've Got Mail From Ravi Of India

    14 Mar


    Ravi Of India


    Date: Sat, 14 Mar 1998 21:06:46

    Dear Gabriel,

    Finally, I am glad that I got a reply to my endeavour. You are really honest. Good, I like such people. After all, what is a man going to get by hiding, except the title "HYPOCRITE". Although your tone was serious but I love to accept facts. I love to make friends afterall we have one life, ain't it?. I don't have friends out side India. So, I wanted one. And today I got one.

    Regarding me, as I told you I am 22years old and the only child of my parents. My father works in a Government factory. I completed my Engineering last year and I am learning JAVA Programming Language now, as there is a huge demand for Software Engineers in India.I don't have access to Internet as you do.I get access to it twice or thrice a week, so my reply may be a little bit delayed. So, please be patient.

    I am 5feet 8inches tall and weigh 56Kg.Let me tell you some of my Do's and Dont's.

    1) Smocking
    2) taking Alcohol
    3) watching Movies.
    4) tacking Drugs(Oh! it's a very big word to me)

    I didn't have sex so far.I want to have it with my wife alone.Hey, don't be in a hurry, I don't have any proposals right now. Marriage after 3 years. Let me tell you one secret. I haven't touched a girl either, with a few exceptions, when I accidentally fell on them when the driver of the bus applied brakes suddenly.

    Do you think I am bluffing or not honest? I don't know what you believe in, else I would have sweared by that. But I am telling you the truth. I hate Hypocrites. And I don't want to be such a one. Coming to my Do's
    1) I believe in GOD very firmly.
    2) I read mostly spiritual Books.
    3) I like Cricket(as india is a bit good in Cricket)
    4) making friends and adjusting myself to their nature.

    I am a Hindu by birth. But, in the year 1993 November, I gave my heart to JESUS and my parents followed me soon. I love this complete man, son of GOD and the only Saviour. My family is the only one who accepted Christianity among my relatives. Although I don't believe in the word "Christianity" still CHRIST is my LORD. After all it's not religion which saves a sinner but CHRIST. I fell in love with HIM and I enjoy it every moment of my day. I read the Old Testament 4 times and the new nearly 10 times.

    As the sunday descends, it's a festival to us. We go to the Church in the morning at 10 A.M and return back in the afternoon at 2P.M. We have a youth meeting in the evening for one hour.
    You might call me religious. Yes, I am. After all we belong to HIM. Am I boring You? No....isn't it?.

    Coming to my city, I live in Hyderabad which is having a population of 6 million. This is a big city, following Bombay,Calcatta,Delhi,Madras and Bangalore. Hyderabad is the capital city of the state Andhra Pradesh adjacent to Madras.

    The big problem in India is the over population. As a result, very little value is given to the human life. Even if a man is murdered at a cross road on a busy day, nobody cares about the dead man. They just don't want to trouble themselves.

    Corruption is another devil here.If you want to get some work done, you got to give a bribe (they call it inam (gift)). If you have money, that's it. You are a raja (king).

    Even though India is a multicultural, multilinguistic still there are many loopholes inside. You know how badly the Britishers treated Indians, still we haven't learned the lessons. We today treat a fellow man as a Britisher does. Even though we got freedom from British rule still we are slaves to selfish motives of the heart.

    In India it is hard to say that you are a christian. The society treats them as untouchables. Not just that, they threaten you to leave the faith and might even assault you. But you have to make a decision whether to please men or GOD. Even the Government takes back some of the facilities given to a hindu if he converts. We have religious freedom but at the same time some unseen troubles. I thank GOD that this is slowly changing.

    In America you have very good Christians like Billy Graham, Oral Roberts and John Osteen. I consider this to be the reason why America is so prosperous.

    I am really happy that you don't have cancer but, at the same time I am pricked in heart to know that you have to undergo a surgery. I assure you of my fervent prayers and wish that everything becomes fine very soon.

    Can you send me an American poem on the love of GOD. Please don't say No. Please do write to me some tips, on web designing.

    Is the President Bill Clinton safe from the clutches of Monica Levinsky? In India B.J.P is likely to form the government at the center with the help of nearly 10 parties. It may not be too long before we go for another Election.

    Please send me Your postal address in the reply if you don't mind.

    Your's in Love,

    G.Ravi Kumar
    [address withheld]

    For GOD so loved the world that HE gave HIS only begotten SON that Who so ever believes in HIM shall not perish but have everlasting LIFE.(Roman 10:9). He, that said I know HIM and keep not HIS commands, is a liar and the truth is not in HIM.(1john2:4).
    Sir Gabriel, do you know HIM personally? If not please accept HIM. For LORD said "Taste me and know that I am good". Please taste HIM.

    S A M P L E X

    "Ignorance and virtue suck on the same straw. Souls grow on bones, but die beneath bankers' hours.""