Never Forget, Always Reflect

November 11, 2009

 

“ONE DAY SOON – I DON’T KNOW WHEN

YOU KNOW WE’LL ALL BE FREE

AND THE BELLS OF PEACE WILL RING AGAIN

THE TIME WILL COME FOR YOU AND ME

WE’LL BE GOIN’ HOME WHEN THIS BLOODY WAR IS ENDED

THE GUNS WILL BE SILENT ON REMEMBRANCE DAY

WE’LL ALL SAY A PRAYER ON REMEMBRANCE DAY

ON REMEMBRANCE DAY – SAY A LITTLE PRAYER 

ON REMEMBRANCE DAY” *

To all our soldiers, past and present, we raise a shot in  your honor and observe a moment of silence for your sacrifice on this Remembrance Day (Canada) and Veterans’ Day (USA)!

Cheers to the men and women who fight for our freedom!!

Denise

*- lyrics from Remembrance Day by Bryan Adams

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The Andy Juhl Collection – 4 Sale

November 7, 2009

If you belong to the Yahoo HRCShots group, you will have received a post detailing that Andy Juhl’s collection is up for silent auction.  Proceeds from the sale of his collection will go to his family.  Here’s the quick version of the process, for everyone’s reference.

Bidders will need a copy of the collection list in order to place a bid.  If required, download it from:  www.hrcshots.com/andycollection.htm

This is a silent auction.  Bid what you are willing to pay, subject to the minimum bid price.  It is not a “first come, first server” process.  Highest bid wins. 

Please follow the email process below to submit your bid.  Bidding is now open and will close on Monday, November 16 at midnight PST.

Placing Your Bid: 

Email: bids4andy@gmail.com

Provide this information:

  1. Your name
  2. Your address
  3. Your email address
  4. Your bid – and make sure to include the following from the Andy Collection Bid Sheet PDF file:
    1. City Name on shot glass
    2. The Shot (i.e.:  Black Letter – Arial font)
    3. Box #  (i.e.: 50)
    4. Slot #  (i.e.: 23)
    5. Bid – this is the price you will pay for the shot if you win. 

** MAKE SURE YOU TYPE OUT THE CITY NAME on your bid. **

Your email should look like this:

Denise B.

Address (shipping info)

Email address

Your bids:

Cologne Black Letter Times Font  51, 23  Bid $11

Rome – Red Letter  56, 19  Bid $6

Tampa Hotel – Full Metallic  72, 22 Bid $15

Please take the time to complete your email bid correctly as it will make this process go smoothly for all involved.  Thanks!

Cheers and good luck to everyone.

Denise, George and Lois

View the collection and download the bid sheet here:  http://www.hrcshots.com/andycollection.htm

Questions?  Email us at:  bids4andy@gmail.com


November Website Update

November 3, 2009

Christmas is only 52 days away!  Oops.  Too soon?  Here’s the November update!  Feel better? 

 

What’s Supp? 

Apparently, I’m the only writer on the group.  What is this about?!  We have a blog now and I’m the only one contributing.  Does it sound like I’m complaining?  I am.  Come on – someones gone to their local cafe, new cafe, event, missing their closed cafe and can write something or send a picture.  Whatever.  It doesn’t have to be long or journalistic.  Send me something!  I already have a personal blog, so I don’t need to write for this one all the time too.  YOU as group members can add to the hrcshots.com site.  I don’t even have a local cafe so make me jealous and tell us about yours.  

 

Moving on…

 

Are you a HRC bottle opener collector?  Well, hrcshots.com has launched a new section to track ’em for you.  It’s still in progress but should be near complete by the end of the month.  Currently, the lists are fairly accurate from A-L.  Have something to add – maybe a picture or two? – let me have it!   

 

Of note:  As I don’t personally collect the bottle openers, if you are a collector and would like to help keep the pages accurate, please send me updates of new editions.  These particular pages will only be kept up if the collectors send in info.   You can check the current collection pages here: 

 

For the list by city:

http://www.hrcshots.com/bottleopenerscity.htm 

For the list by type:

http://www.hrcshots.com/bottleopenertype.htm  

 

Questions?  Get Answers. 

We have a mountain of knowledge on this group.  A suggestion came in a few months back about having a segment on novice or really, really want to know questions.  If you have something you’ve wanted to ask about the hobby or a particular shot, send me your question.  I’ll throw it against a panel of experts and will post the results to the blog.   

 

And experts, you’ve been volunteered already.  As soon as I get a question, you’ll get an email to chime in with your knowledge.  Oooo, the suspense. 

 

webmaster@hrcshots.com – the shot experts are in.  Got a question?  Give us your best shot.

 

Coming Up / Stay Tuned 

As most of you know, Andy Juhl was a fellow collector who passed away over the summer.  He asked if Lois, George and I would sell off his collection for Suzie.   We’ve had a lot of enquires about it and we’re finally ready to offer it up to the group.  Details on the auction will hit your inbox really soon.  So watch for it!  All info will be provided then. 

 

New Shot last month: 

Red Circle:

  • Dallas Red Circle Dessert Flared
  • Hollywood, CA Red Circle Dessert Flared
  • Maui Red Circle Dessert Flared
  • Key West Red Circle Dessert Flared
  • Pune Red Circle Large Font
  • Mumbai Red Circle Large Font

City Shots:

  • Honolulu City 2009
  • New Delhi City 2009
  • Pune City 2009 

Other:

  • Tulsa Halloween
  • Las Vegas Hotel Halloween
  • On-Line Fire Bike
  • Washington DC Pinapalooza Event Charity (Fisher House)
  • Washington DC Pinapalooza Event 2009 

Discovered:

  • Kona St Patrick’s Day 2005
  • Tijuana STP Brown & Yellow Logo Small MR Tapered
  • Nassau Mini Hurricane Small Logo Large Font
  • Nassau Black Letter Large “Cafe”
  • Myrtle Beach Park Rock n Roll Heaven with Holder  

 

Yeah, Baby!  
  • The Toronto Skydome cafe closed on September 27.  One less Canadian cafe…tear. 
  • Penang Hotel opened September 19.  No shot released yet. 
  • Marbella opened October 30.  
  • Gatlinburg cafe turned 10!  It’s a nice drive to the cafe (just past Dollywood!) so if you haven’t been, consider making a trip.  The cafe is pretty cool and the staff are really nice! 
  • Red Circle dessert shots… rumors are flying around that these may hit more cities.  So save room for after lunch/dinner so you can snap these up! 

Kudos 

George S. – always on the hunt (and finds) new shots.  The discovered section is usually brought to us by the letters “G.S.” 
Tom C. – also a successful shot hunter.  Keep ’em coming!
  
Frank T.  – regular contributor of new shot photos.  Thanks!  
 
Lois M. – had the honor of inventorying Andy’s “little” collection.  Thanks Lois for your hard work and all the time you put in getting it all together.  Well done!  And thanks for taking pictures of any missing website links!
  
And to close, it just has to be said.  I lasted 1 week longer at NFL Survivor football than the Shot Queen. I can’t out drink her but I can randomly pick NFL better than her (I don’t watch it!).  Alas, for the record, Lois’ Jaguars got beat this week (BOO!) and my bragging rights are now at an end. 
 
Cheers!
 
Denise
Questions?  Send ’em to:  webmaster@hrcshots.com