“Tu files un en mauvais cotton” / Thanksgiving / Tuba & Euphonium — November 22 – 26, 2022

The French idiom filer un mauvais coton translates literally to, "spinning a bad thread." The word coton actually means cotton, but is understood as thread. A French-to-French definition of the expression is se laisser aller, which means to let oneself go. Here are some French-to-English translations of filer un mauvais coton: to be heading for trouble; to be going downhill; to be in a bad way; to be going to pot.

Lunches are Returning / Glamorous Cocker Spaniel, Roxie Heart — November 15 – 16, 2022

Exactly ten years before today, just about to the minute, the H's were dining at the ULC in celebration of Mrs. H's 70th birthday, Mr. H had arranged for a professional musician who performed at their table. Mrs. H absolutely loved it, called it an unforgettable dining experience. Tonight, the H's were dining at the ULC in celebration of Mrs. H's 80th birthday, Mr. H contracted an incredible violinist, Sandro Lado, for a tableside performance of a beautiful piece by the Soviet composer, Dmitri Shostakovich. After their dinner, the H's were aglow with happiness. Mr. H thanked the entire team, and commented: “It was WONDERFUL.”