I hope Aaron doesn't mind me admitting to this. The first Inland Northwest Beethoven Radio Luncheon was a failure. Both of us had a tight schedule, but figured we could get together for lunch at Applebees at 12:30. I got there right on the dot and told the waitress that I was expecting two more people (Aaron said he was bringing another BBB member). I told her that they would be Beethoven Radio people. She seated me and assured me that she would send them over to the table as soon as they arrived. I didn't trust this completely, and kept a keen eye on the door for Beethoven Radio hats, but I did take a few minutes to visit the lavatory. Unbeknownst to me, Aaron arrived at 12:40, probably about the time I was in the can, or shortly after, and told the waitress (same waitress, I think) something similar. She seated him too, somewhere else, with the same assurances. At about a quarter til, I began to wonder what was going on so I called Aaron's cell phone. Apparently he is one of those polite people who turns off his cell phone in a restaraunt. I kept calling him until 1, at which time I paid for my strawberry lemonade, which was better than I expected, and left to run an errand in Moscow. At this point I was assuming that his cell phone was off because he was in a listening session that must have run late, and that he had lost track of time. I figured that I would run the errand and then check back to see if I could get in touch with him. I kept calling as I had opportunity, and finally got through to him about 1:20. He had just turned on his cell phone after leaving Applebees. By that time, I had to go back to work, and he had to go play his trombone, so we called it quits. Neither of us ever saw the other or got anything to eat. I guess next time we should meet outside and not trust some clueless waitress. It seems awfully pathetic that we spent 20 minutes in the same restaraunt and never even knew it. Maybe next year we will get it right.