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Title: FULL STEAM AHEAD
Post by: bk on July 10, 2006, 12:18:18 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes had a full head of steam, and now it is time for you to post until the steamy cows come home.
Title: Re:FULL STEAM AHEAD
Post by: bk on July 10, 2006, 12:18:37 AM
And the word of the day is: BEATIFIC!
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Post by: bk on July 10, 2006, 12:21:32 AM
As promised, here is the flyer for the LACC cabaret series.  It would really be fun to see any West Coast hainsies/kimlets, and that includes lurkers, and also visitors from other cities.
Title: Re:FULL STEAM AHEAD
Post by: bk on July 10, 2006, 12:22:45 AM
Less than three hundred postings until I achieve my new plateau.
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Post by: George on July 10, 2006, 12:30:00 AM
Great flyer, BK.  Good luck.  I hope the cabaret series turns out splendiferously! (did I spell that correctly??)

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Post by: George on July 10, 2006, 12:35:46 AM
Well, I'm off to bed.  Good night, BK...and guests. :)
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Post by: Danise on July 10, 2006, 04:19:35 AM
Good Monday Morning all!  I'm so glad the mini gathering went so well.  :)

I wish I had better news about being able to make it to NY in the fall but I think that hope is gone.  I've had to use to much of time for doctor appointments.    Sigh.

It doesn't take long to use your time but it sure takes forever to build it up.

This is the lowest I've ever been on my vacation/sick leave bank.  I'm really worried that if something major happens I will have to take time off with no pay.

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Post by: Danise on July 10, 2006, 04:19:57 AM
If I could only win the lotto......
Title: Re:FULL STEAM AHEAD
Post by: Danise on July 10, 2006, 04:22:28 AM
I'm so sorry your having such problems with your kittys, DR Cillaliz.  

I confess I was having the same thoughts about Sheena, Queen of the Jungle but the little booger got to me.  I wouldn't think of giving her up now.

She is a problem and a handful but she sure does spice the house life up!  :)
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Post by: Danise on July 10, 2006, 04:25:09 AM
And she LOVES the little pool I bought for her and Bear.  Bear will step into it from time to time but Sheena rolls around in it.   She isn't afraid to put her nose under the water and blow bubbles either.  

She tries to "dig" in the water and can't seem to figure out why she doesn't leave a hole.  Of course, it she doesn't watch it, she will put a hole in the side of the pool.

I'll have to try to post some pictures I took of her and Bear at the pool at the dog park.
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Post by: Danise on July 10, 2006, 04:26:29 AM
She found a little beagle to play with while at the park and the two of them just took off running and playing with each other.   I thought she was a little rough with the beagle but his owners didn't seem to mind.  They were tell her to get him!
Title: Re:FULL STEAM AHEAD
Post by: Danise on July 10, 2006, 04:29:02 AM
I am my own frenzy!

DR Elmore, I am glad that your Dad is doing better.  Mom has her good days and her bad ones.  

I am most unhappy with her doctor.  I am thinking of removing her from that doctors care.  In fact, I am thinking of removing her from the Humana plan and moving her to Medicade (sp?).  

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Post by: Danise on July 10, 2006, 04:32:05 AM
I still have my swimmers ear but it is getting better.  Sometimes my ear "cracks" and I can hear alright but then it plugs right back up.  I'll give it a few more days but if it still isn't all the way cleared up, I shall have no choice except to return to the doctor.
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Post by: Danise on July 10, 2006, 04:32:59 AM
Well, we're just about downtown.  

Have a wonderful day everyone!
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Post by: S. Woody White on July 10, 2006, 04:36:51 AM
I think I remember the Mexican jernt our esteemed BK mentions in his notes.  His remark was fitting back when der B and I visited it, as well.

 :P
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Post by: S. Woody White on July 10, 2006, 04:40:26 AM
Good morning, Danise!
Title: Re:FULL STEAM AHEAD
Post by: S. Woody White on July 10, 2006, 04:41:14 AM
I've been trying to come up with an anagram for BEATIFIC, but none of them are in any way lovely.
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Post by: S. Woody White on July 10, 2006, 04:43:00 AM
Bad casting idea for I Do, I Do - Larry the Cable Guy and Courtney Love.

 ::)
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Post by: elmore3003 on July 10, 2006, 05:07:01 AM
Good morning, al!  I'm off for breakfast with my dad and brother in a few minutes.  At 10:20, round 3 of chemo begins.  I honestly don't know how this round will affect him, and I'm hoping it isn't so horrible that I need to cancel tomorrow's flight.  I feel that my visit was profitable but too long, and I'm homesick for Manhattan.

I had peculiar dreams last night, but I feel they're prompting me to write a piece about/for my dad.  I'm not sure what it is, but there are lots of melodies dancing around in my head from old Baptist hymns to country fiddles.  My dad was born in Fallsburg, KY, on Dec. 14, 1921, deep in the coal mining area of Appalachian Kentucky.  

DR Cillaliz, the book's tone and storyline are different; the screenplay's decision to remove a crucial character meant rethinking sections of the plot toaccommodate things.  Changes:
  1.  Andrea is from Ohio, not Connecticut and her family is drastically reduced.
  2.  A roommate with a drug problem.
  3.  The number of demeaning and futile tasks Miranda assigns her.

I liked the book, and I liked the film quite a lot.  I'd recommend you read it.

DR Jose, I'm hopefully back tomorrow!

And so to breakfast!
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Post by: FJL on July 10, 2006, 05:13:27 AM
TOD - Are we talking specifically the LP cover or the LP packaging?  If the whole LP packaging, I enjoyed the shrine :) to Sondheim in the MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG LP as well as the THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE movie LP, which opened up like a great big hilarious book.  LP covers -  I love the HELLO DOLLY movie LP cover and the Cyndi Lauper cover for SHE'S SO UNUSUAL, as well as Don McLean's AMERICAN PIE.
Title: Re:FULL STEAM AHEAD
Post by: Jrand70 on July 10, 2006, 05:29:21 AM
Allison under glass...yes some photos tend to stick - depends on the photo and the glass....  I learned the lesson the hard way, too.

Too bad that the musicals were NOT enjoyed by MR BK.  I hate when I want to see a show, and someone has messed it up - on purpose!
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Post by: Jrand70 on July 10, 2006, 05:29:52 AM
Well on the way to the grocery store this morning....but I will be thinking about LP covers1
Title: Re:FULL STEAM AHEAD
Post by: Ginny on July 10, 2006, 06:11:30 AM
Monday morning greetings!  It's my day off for the week, so the puttering continues.  Going to a 1pm showing of the Prairie Home Companion movie.
Title: Re:FULL STEAM AHEAD
Post by: DearReaderLaura on July 10, 2006, 07:01:38 AM
Interesting title for today's notes. This is the first day of Vacation Bible School, whose theme is trains this year.

I love Vacation Bible School. I do. Really. I mean it.
Title: Re:FULL STEAM AHEAD
Post by: MBarnum on July 10, 2006, 07:05:09 AM
I am at work, and I am sleepy, and I wish I had the day off.

That is all.
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Post by: Ginny on July 10, 2006, 07:07:53 AM
Ben, Jose, FJL, anybody else in NYC - I've been watching MSNBC's coverage of the explosion/fire on E. 62nd St.  Glad to see you all here on HHW.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 10, 2006, 07:17:20 AM
Good morning!

The last of our cool mornings (sigh) so I am enjoying it as much as possible. I know in about an hour, I'll be closing the windows and doors, and it'll be back to electrically cooled air for the next couple of months.
Title: Re:FULL STEAM AHEAD
Post by: JoseSPiano on July 10, 2006, 07:18:45 AM
Ben, Jose, FJL, anybody else in NYC - I've been watching MSNBC's coverage of the explosion/fire on E. 62nd St.  Glad to see you all here on HHW.

Thanks... Always good to be seen...

I had just gotten back in from moving my car, and was about to head back to bed for a bit when the news broke on TV...

- And they have just pulled the one guy who had been trapped for the past 90 minutes from the rubble...  Let's hope that he was the only trapped in the collapse.
Title: Re:FULL STEAM AHEAD
Post by: Matt H. on July 10, 2006, 07:18:52 AM
Unquestionably my favorite album cover of all time was the foil cover of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. That deco design with the foil just SCREAMED classy, and I adored it. The CD cover doesn't even rank as a pale reflection of the majesty of that cover.

A CHORUS LINE's foil cover was pretty nice, too.
Title: Re:FULL STEAM AHEAD
Post by: JoseSPiano on July 10, 2006, 07:19:58 AM
Oh...

Good Morning!
Title: Re:FULL STEAM AHEAD
Post by: Matt H. on July 10, 2006, 07:20:32 AM
Yes, DR George, the nice thing about missing shows on most cable channels is that there's a almost always a rerun somewhere on the schedule before the next new episode airs.

Of course, I haven't watched RENO 911! yet (or the other things I recorded last night). I'll get to them this afternoon after lunch with best friend John.
Title: Re:FULL STEAM AHEAD
Post by: Matt H. on July 10, 2006, 07:23:02 AM
Page Two Goofy Dance!!!


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Post by: Matt H. on July 10, 2006, 07:23:53 AM
And I'm hoping for DECEIT in the mail today. It had the entire weekend to get here, so it should arrive unless the mailman just decides he doesn't want to deliver any packages today.
Title: Re:FULL STEAM AHEAD
Post by: Cillaliz on July 10, 2006, 07:45:19 AM
I'm so sorry your having such problems with your kittys, DR Cillaliz.  

I confess I was having the same thoughts about Sheena, Queen of the Jungle but the little booger got to me.  I wouldn't think of giving her up now.

She is a problem and a handful but she sure does spice the house life up!  :)

DR Danise, I didn't know you had Sheena, Queen of the Jungle. That's a great name.

I'm going to keep Boo. I don't know who I thought I was trying to fool...myself I guess, everyone else around here seemed to know that she wasn't going to be leaving.   I'm not sure how I'm going to handle it, but it will work out one way or another.
Title: Re:FULL STEAM AHEAD
Post by: Cillaliz on July 10, 2006, 07:56:11 AM
Just got off the phone with the Air Conditioner people.  Last time it got extremely hot my ac froze up. Since it's supposed to be about 100 near the end of the week. I'm having it checked.  
Title: Re:FULL STEAM AHEAD
Post by: Matt H. on July 10, 2006, 08:00:24 AM
Going to get cleaned up for lunch out today.

WBBL.
Title: Re:FULL STEAM AHEAD
Post by: Ginny on July 10, 2006, 08:03:57 AM
Just got off the phone with the Air Conditioner people.  Last time it got extremely hot my ac froze up. Since it's supposed to be about 100 near the end of the week. I'm having it checked.  

Good idea, DR Cillaliz.  I just closed our windows and put the AC back on, not so much because of the heat, but the humidity.  Loved having those windows open the last several days!
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 10, 2006, 08:04:02 AM
I also just signed up for a free energy audit of my house by MidAmerican Energy.  I know I need more insulation and if it's recommended, MidAmerican will pay up to 70% of the cost of putting it in!  They also give you free lightbulbs, insulation for pipes if necessary and insulation for a water heater if necessary as well as make suggestions for making your home more efficient.  Cool beans...
Title: Re:FULL STEAM AHEAD
Post by: JoseSPiano on July 10, 2006, 08:04:09 AM
In other news...

And, DR TCB, this is the news you've been waiting for... Well, part of it at least...

I will be Music Directing a benefit concert reading of Marcy Heisler's and Zina Goldrich's Dear Edwina for the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater here in New York City.  Yes, it is a children's show, and it's being presented by a company named "Rattlestick"...  Rattlestick is dedicated to nurturing and producing the works of new and upcoming playwrights, and they are looking to expand their audience base by presenting some more family-friendly fare - thus, the presentation of Dear Edwina.

We're just running for three performances about two weeks from now.  I'll be working with a wonderful cast and production team.  And, needless to say, it's just nice to be working on a show again.  Dear Edwina (and Dear Edwina, Jr. has been around for a couple of years, but it's never been produced in NYC even though Zina and Marcy - or Goldrich and Heisler, if you prefer - have had a pretty good record on the cabaret front.  They wrote one of Kristin Chenoweth's signature songs, "Taylor, the Latte Boy".

For more info, just check out Rattlestick's homepage at:

http://www.rattlestick.org (http://www.rattlestick.org)

As I get more details, I'll pass them on.

Title: Re:FULL STEAM AHEAD
Post by: Cillaliz on July 10, 2006, 08:09:01 AM
I will be Music Directing a benefit concert reading of Marcy Heisler's and Zina Goldrich's Dear Edwina for the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater here in New York City.  Yes, it is a children's show, and it's being presented by a company named "Rattlestick"...  Rattlestick is dedicated to nurturing and producing the works of new and upcoming playwrights, and they are looking to expand their audience base by presenting some more family-friendly fare - thus, the presentation of Dear Edwina.

We're just running for three performances about two weeks from now.  I'll be working with a wonderful cast and production team.  And, needless to say, it's just nice to be working on a show again.  Dear Edwina (and Dear Edwina, Jr. has been around for a couple of years, but it's never been produced in NYC even though Zina and Marcy - or Goldrich and Heisler, if you prefer - have had a pretty good record on the cabaret front.  They wrote one of Kristin Chenoweth's signature songs, "Taylor, the Latte Boy".

For more info, just check out Rattlestick's homepage at:

http://www.rattlestick.org (http://www.rattlestick.org)

As I get more details, I'll pass them on.




Congrats DR Jose!   That's exciting....
Title: Re:FULL STEAM AHEAD
Post by: Ginny on July 10, 2006, 08:09:07 AM
Congrats on your new gig, DR Jose!
Title: Re:FULL STEAM AHEAD
Post by: Cillaliz on July 10, 2006, 08:09:28 AM
Better get some work done....laters
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on July 10, 2006, 08:14:40 AM
I'm going to keep Boo. I don't know who I thought I was trying to fool...myself I guess, everyone else around here seemed to know that she wasn't going to be leaving.   I'm not sure how I'm going to handle it, but it will work out one way or another.

 :)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on July 10, 2006, 08:26:37 AM
And as the final rounds of casting for Disneyworld's upcoming Finding Nemo show continue over the next couple of weeks, I have been asked to be "in the room" for the remaining sessions.  :)

I have to say that the couple of days of auditions I've already played have been pretty wonderful.  Great people in front of the table - the people auditioning - and great people behind the table - the production staff.  I've even managed to bond with some of the actors and actresses who came through the door.  I have about three or four more auditions days coming up, and even though I know I won't be down in Florida once the show goes into rehearsals, a trip down to Orlando would just be a bonus at this point.  *Not that I wouldn't turn down an opportunity to spend the fall in Orlando.  ;)

-And the songs - by Robert Lopez (Avenue Q and his wife, Kristen - are pretty darn catchy.  And after playing them countless times already - and sometimes in different keys(!) - I'm not tired of playing or hearing them.  They still make me smile.

:)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on July 10, 2006, 08:28:08 AM
Oh, and for more info on Finding Nemo here's the link to the official Press Release:

'Finding Nemo' to Make Splash In Musical Spectacular at Disney's Animal Kingdom (http://www.wdwnews.com/ViewPressRelease.aspx?PressReleaseID=103373)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on July 10, 2006, 08:31:41 AM
Safe Travel Vibes to DRs TPunk and Rodzinksi who I believe are winging their way back to New York City today.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on July 10, 2006, 08:32:49 AM
-And speaking of traveling...  Have I missed DR Matthew's and his ever-lovin's trip to the Big Apple?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on July 10, 2006, 08:33:36 AM
Congrats DR Jose!   That's exciting....

Thank You.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on July 10, 2006, 08:36:37 AM
Congrats on your new gig, DR Jose!

Thank You.

-And even though the gig basically lasts a week, I'm pretty sure it will be one of those "short but sweet" experiences.  And, hopefully, it will lead to more work down the line.

Hmm.. I believe Marcy and Zina are working on the Broadway-bound adaptation of "Ever After"... Hmm... ;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on July 10, 2006, 08:40:31 AM
And speaking of more work...

I've also been recently been called in to play some auditions for The Phantom of the Opera which has given me a chance to use my "classical chops" again since many of the singers bring in opera repertoire.  Always nice to be challenged every once and a while.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on July 10, 2006, 08:41:00 AM
And, hopefully, by the end of this week, I'll have some more news to share...

:)
Title: Re:FULL STEAM AHEAD
Post by: MBarnum on July 10, 2006, 08:43:34 AM
You are a busy man, Jose!! It all sounds like fun not work!
Title: Re:FULL STEAM AHEAD
Post by: Ron Pulliam on July 10, 2006, 08:44:02 AM
I am at work, and I am sleepy, and I wish I had the day off.

That is all.


DITTO!
Title: Re:FULL STEAM AHEAD
Post by: DERBRUCER on July 10, 2006, 08:44:52 AM
DR CILLALIZ:

Are these the wine bottles for which you are searching?

(http://www.moselland.de/typo3temp/pics/5a2a7bad22.jpg)

der Brucer
Title: Re:FULL STEAM AHEAD
Post by: JoseSPiano on July 10, 2006, 08:47:42 AM
-And speaking of traveling...  Have I missed DR Matthew's and his ever-lovin's trip to the Big Apple?

Oohhhh... I just scanned searched back through some posts, and I did miss DR Matthew while he was in NYC.  :(

Guess that means I'll have to get back out to San Francisco again.

;)

Hope you/they had a good time in The Big Apple last week.
Title: Re:FULL STEAM AHEAD
Post by: DERBRUCER on July 10, 2006, 08:48:27 AM
And the word of the day is: BEATIFIC!

Any relation to BEATALIAN (a NINE reference)?

der Brucer
Title: Re:FULL STEAM AHEAD
Post by: JoseSPiano on July 10, 2006, 08:49:17 AM
You are a busy man, Jose!! It all sounds like fun not work!

Well... If you happened to be with me up at Vassar last week... Trust me, that was work.  :-\

'Nuff said.
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 10, 2006, 08:50:25 AM
DR CILLALIZ:

Are these the wine bottles for which you are searching?

(http://www.moselland.de/typo3temp/pics/5a2a7bad22.jpg)

der Brucer

Yes. Mine is yellow or clear.
Title: Re:FULL STEAM AHEAD
Post by: DERBRUCER on July 10, 2006, 09:05:34 AM
Yes. Mine is yellow or clear.

MOSELLAND Riesling comes in red, white blue and black. They can often be found at Whole Food Markets, so the web informs.

der Brucer
Title: Re:FULL STEAM AHEAD
Post by: JoseSPiano on July 10, 2006, 09:10:40 AM
Hmmm...  An update on the building explosion/collapse in NYC this morning...  It appears it might have been the result of a failed suicide attempt...  :-\
Title: Re:FULL STEAM AHEAD
Post by: DERBRUCER on July 10, 2006, 09:22:28 AM
It appears it might have been the result of a failed suicide attempt...  :-\

And by a Dr,, no less. Couldn't he find a less intrusive way out - like pills? Being suicidcal is no excuse for rudeness!

der Brucer
Title: Re:FULL STEAM AHEAD
Post by: bk on July 10, 2006, 09:23:22 AM
I'm up, I'm up.  I awoke to 0 count them 0 orders - not sure how happy that makes me, since the bulk of orders comes in the first couple of days after I announce.  Oh, well.
Title: Re:FULL STEAM AHEAD
Post by: DERBRUCER on July 10, 2006, 09:38:35 AM
I'm up, I'm up.  I awoke to 0 count them 0 orders

Did you not get mine! (They've already docked my checking account >:(

der Brucer
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Post by: DERBRUCER on July 10, 2006, 09:42:52 AM
The Cosmic Dentist - OY!

(http://cdn.news.aol.com/aolnews_photos/01/03/20060710111509990008)

der Brucer
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Post by: JoseSPiano on July 10, 2006, 09:48:15 AM
The Cosmic Dentist - OY!

der Brucer

Again, I really am hoping that there was no one else in the building at the time of the explosion.  At this time, "they" are saying that everyone is accounted for.  Yes, there were some people injured seriously as a result of the explosion, including some firemen, but no deaths have been reported.  Let's hope it stays that way.
Title: Re:FULL STEAM AHEAD
Post by: bk on July 10, 2006, 10:01:58 AM
Yes, I got yours, der Brucer.
Title: Re:FULL STEAM AHEAD
Post by: bk on July 10, 2006, 10:02:18 AM
What we need is Dakota Celt to get to the Days Of Our Lives people.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on July 10, 2006, 10:02:23 AM
Well, this explains why the building was included:

Quote
Involved in a messy divorce, Bartha wrote the e-mail to his wife, Cordula, indicating his wish to commit suicide, officials told FOX News.

As part of the adjudictation of that divorce, Bartha, 66, was being made to sell the building, sources said.

Title: Re:FULL STEAM AHEAD
Post by: Ron Pulliam on July 10, 2006, 10:10:06 AM
Hmmm...  An update on the building explosion/collapse in NYC this morning...  It appears it might have been the result of a failed suicide attempt...  :-\


When I first heard an NYC building had succumbed to a gas explosion, my first though was, "Did Larry Moore forget to turn off his gas?"

;D
Title: Re:FULL STEAM AHEAD
Post by: Ron Pulliam on July 10, 2006, 10:12:25 AM
I'm up, I'm up.  I awoke to 0 count them 0 orders - not sure how happy that makes me, since the bulk of orders comes in the first couple of days after I announce.  Oh, well.

Perhaps more orders will come in when you are closer to  shipping.

I'm kind of stuck out on a limb right now because of various things I've ordered...and then learned they were "pre-orders", one of them actually pushing the ship date back an entire month from the original announcement (that long-ago-announced Bernstein box that promised to start shipping next week, not to mention the Varese Club CDs that I presume won't be delayed too much longer).

I love buying terrific entertainment items, but I'm committed to some major items that haven't been charged to my card yet.  I just about need a computer tracking system for the things I'm awaiting.

Title: Re:FULL STEAM AHEAD
Post by: DERBRUCER on July 10, 2006, 10:28:17 AM
The Wells Fargo wagon has come and gone.

DECEIT made it cross-country in four days! (not too shabby)

der Brucer
Title: Re:FULL STEAM AHEAD
Post by: DERBRUCER on July 10, 2006, 10:57:14 AM
TODAY'S LIST!

The compensation experts at  Salary.com  (http://aol.salary.com/careersandwork/salary/articles/atcl_careeradvice.asp?atc=569)uncovered the top (and bottom) US metros for building personal net worth, taking into account local salaries, cost of living, and unemployment relative to the national average.

Top 10 Cities    
Rank   City
1   Huntsville, AL
2   Birmingham, AL
3   Knoxville, TN
4   Reading, PA
5   York, PA
6   Harrisburg, PA
7   Pensacola, FL
8   Tulsa, OK
9   Peoria, IL
10   Las Vegas, NV
   
Bottom 10 Cities    
Rank   City
188   New York, NY
187   San Francisco, CA
186   Honolulu, HI
185   Stamford, CT
184   Washington, DC
183   Los Angeles, CA
182   Boston, MA
181   New Orleans, LA
180   Fresno, CA
179   San Diego, CA
Source: Salary.com June 2006

der Brucer   
Title: Re:FULL STEAM AHEAD
Post by: bk on July 10, 2006, 11:39:23 AM
Ron, the good news about preorders at Kritzerland, is that we've never not shipped at least two weeks prior to street date.
Title: Re:FULL STEAM AHEAD
Post by: bk on July 10, 2006, 11:46:52 AM
It would appear that we've had a successful bird birth on the patio.  Where mommy is I have no idea (maybe getting some food), but little baby bird is sitting there sweetly.
Title: Re:FULL STEAM AHEAD
Post by: Ben on July 10, 2006, 12:17:41 PM
Ginny, a few days ago you asked about Waterside Plaza. I don't know if anyone answered your question.

It's a residential complex on the East Side at around 23rd Street (the automobile entrance) and the East River. It's a complex of buildings which extend up to 30th Street and it even has a Web site

Waterside Plaza (http://www.watersideplaza.com/)
Title: Re:FULL STEAM AHEAD
Post by: Ben on July 10, 2006, 12:18:38 PM
I am caught up through July 5th (I believe). I will read more later as time permits.
Title: Re:FULL STEAM AHEAD
Post by: S. Woody White on July 10, 2006, 12:28:56 PM
The Cosmic Dentist - OY!

(http://cdn.news.aol.com/aolnews_photos/01/03/20060710111509990008)

der Brucer
Yikes, that's an example of over-doing a root canal!
Title: Re:FULL STEAM AHEAD
Post by: DearReaderLaura on July 10, 2006, 12:32:50 PM
It would appear that we've had a successful bird birth on the patio.  Where mommy is I have no idea (maybe getting some food), but little baby bird is sitting there sweetly.

I have baby Gila woodpeckers in my saguaro. I hear them chirping from inside the hole.
Title: Re:FULL STEAM AHEAD
Post by: bk on July 10, 2006, 12:48:24 PM
Where are the Days Of Our Lives people???
Title: Re:FULL STEAM AHEAD
Post by: Matt H. on July 10, 2006, 01:13:18 PM
These various work assignments you're doing and have upcoming, DR Jose, sound so interesting and must make you feel that your fantasy is continuing. LESTAT was just a doorway to an even bigger and brighter future. I'm so happy for you!
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Post by: Matt H. on July 10, 2006, 01:15:27 PM
DECEIT did indeed come to my door today, and I will be watching it tonight first thing. I had a number of things to get off my DVR to make room for more things to be recorded tonight while I'm watching DECEIT and other TV.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 10, 2006, 01:16:21 PM
First thing I got to this afternoon was last night's rerun of LAW & ORDER: CRKMINAL INTENT, a creepy episode concerning a method actor and his obsession with realism. I enjoyed seeing this again.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 10, 2006, 01:17:18 PM
Next up was last night's season premiere of RENO 911! Not bad as this low budget show goes, but I'd say about half of it worked and half of it didn't. The WEST SIDE STORY audition was my favorite thing in this week's episode.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 10, 2006, 01:19:19 PM
ENTOURAGE had an OK episode that was more plot advancing than laugh inducing. Always fun to see what the guys are up to (Paul Haggis crowing about his Oscars - "my boys" as he called them - didn't make me real thrilled), but the laugh lines were few and far between this week.
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Post by: bk on July 10, 2006, 01:24:52 PM
Have done some writing - got a few orders in finally - and am getting hungry but don't have a clew as to what I wish to eat.
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Post by: S. Woody White on July 10, 2006, 01:27:27 PM
...LAW & ORDER: CRKMINAL INTENT...
This looks like the Russian version.  I knew it was a franchise, but this is going further than I thought possible.
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Post by: Danise on July 10, 2006, 02:04:39 PM
Evening all and a late good morning back to S. Woody White!
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Post by: George on July 10, 2006, 02:04:50 PM
Next up was last night's season premiere of RENO 911! Not bad as this low budget show goes, but I'd say about half of it worked and half of it didn't. The WEST SIDE STORY audition was my favorite thing in this week's episode.

That was pretty darned funny! ;D
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Post by: Danise on July 10, 2006, 02:07:03 PM
When I heard about the building blowing up in NYC I was scared it might be one of my HHW friends.   Thank goodness you are all alright!

Not that I don't feel bad for anyone that was hurt......

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Post by: Danise on July 10, 2006, 02:08:04 PM
I didn't name Sheena--that was the one she came with but I think, "Sheena, Queen of the Jungle" fits her.  LOL!  
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Post by: Danise on July 10, 2006, 02:11:13 PM
Here is the latest photo of her and Bear.  I think it's pretty cute.   :D ;)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v373/DofB5/Bear-and-Sheena-Water-dogs.jpg)
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Post by: Danise on July 10, 2006, 02:12:21 PM
That was taken at the dog park.  Her home pool is blue and a little bigger then that one.
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Post by: Danise on July 10, 2006, 02:14:14 PM
The time was off on the camera--It wasn't 9:35 PM when I took that.
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Post by: Danise on July 10, 2006, 02:15:23 PM
Oh I had a page 4 dance and didn't realize it!
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Post by: Matt H. on July 10, 2006, 02:15:35 PM
Off to start on the week's cleaning chores.

WBBL.
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Post by: Danise on July 10, 2006, 02:18:59 PM
Almost home.  Have a wonderful evening everyone!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on July 10, 2006, 02:19:48 PM
Unless my relieved eyes are deceived, I believe I've received "Deceit" in today's mail!
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Post by: elmore3003 on July 10, 2006, 02:37:05 PM
Ben, Jose, FJL, anybody else in NYC - I've been watching MSNBC's coverage of the explosion/fire on E. 62nd St.  Glad to see you all here on HHW.

My first reaction when I heard the news was "I hope it's not my building!"  I feel sorry for all the emergency folk who had to run in and secure the place.

Well, my dad is on a new chemo treatment, and so far, after this morning's round, he seems okay.  I'm hoping it doesn't make him sick.  He's now moved into the house where I'm staying, and he's in a good humor.

The discussion at the moment is "who's taking me to the airport tomorrow?"

I'm entering my pre-flight jitters, so keep those travel vibes coming!
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Post by: George on July 10, 2006, 02:51:50 PM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]~~~Most Excellent Travel Vibes for DR Elmore!!~~~[/move]
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Post by: DERBRUCER on July 10, 2006, 02:52:54 PM
Actress June Allyson, who starred with James Stewart and Van Johnson, has died, her daughter tells The Associated Press.
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Post by: MBarnum on July 10, 2006, 02:53:20 PM
Flight vibes for DR Elmore...and the passengers and crew of Elmore's flight  8)
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Post by: George on July 10, 2006, 02:58:04 PM
Actress June Allyson, who starred with James Stewart and Van Johnson, has died, her daughter tells The Associated Press.

I just read that, too.  According to the article:

Allyson died Saturday at her home in Ojai, with her husband of nearly 30 years, David Ashrow, at her side, Powell said. She died of pulmonary respiratory failure and acute bronchitis after a long illness.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on July 10, 2006, 02:58:12 PM
 Fox News (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,202868,00.html)


Quote
Actress June Allyson Dies at 88Monday , July 10, 2006
 
LOS ANGELES June Allyson, the sunny, cracked-voiced "perfect wife" of James Stewart, Van Johnson and other movie heroes, has died, her daughter Pamela Allyson Powell said Monday. She was 88.

Allyson died Saturday at her home in Ojai, with her husband of nearly 30 years, David Ashrow, at her side, Powell said in a telephone interview.

She died of pulmonary respiratory failure and acute bronchitis after a long illness, Powell said.

During World War II, American GIs pinned up photos of Rita Hayworth and Betty Grable, but June Allyson was the girl they wanted to come home to. Petite, blonde and alive with fresh-faced optimism, she seemed the ideal sweetheart and wife, supporting and unthreatening.

"I had the most wonderful last meeting with June at her house in Ojai. We had gotten lost in the car. She told me: 'I could wait for you forever.' We were such dear friends. I will miss her," lifelong friend Esther Williams said.

With typical wonderment, Allyson expressed surprise in a 1986 interview that she had ever become a movie star:

"I have big teeth. I lisp. My eyes disappear when I smile. My voice is funny. I don't sing like Judy Garland. I don't dance like Cyd Charisse. But women identify with me. And while men desire Cyd Charisse, they'd take me home to meet Mom."


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Post by: Tomovoz on July 10, 2006, 03:30:38 PM
Favourite LP covers:

Dark Side Of The Moon
Thick As A Brick
Sticky Fingers
Venus and Mars

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Post by: elmore3003 on July 10, 2006, 03:42:34 PM
I've just pre-ordered a PIRATES OF PENZANCE DVD from either New Zealand or Austrslia, I forget which.  There is a Derek Metzger listed among the cast.  I'm wondering if this could be our late lamented Ozderek?
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Post by: Tomovoz on July 10, 2006, 04:03:53 PM
Derek Metzger is from New Zeland.  He played the lead in the Autralasian production of "Me and My Girl".
He has a Cd availabe (maybe still) "Me & My Songs" which is a collection of the usual suspects but pleasant listening. I don't think He and OzDerek ever met but nothing would surprise me knowing the network of people known to young Derek.

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Post by: TCB on July 10, 2006, 04:16:02 PM
What we need is Dakota Celt to get to the Days Of Our Lives people.

Perhaps a nude photo of Mr. Spirtas on the cover?
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Post by: George on July 10, 2006, 04:16:03 PM
Here's a picture of the "other" Derek:

(http://www.robynwade.com/site_pics/Showcase2001/DerekMetzger.jpg)

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Post by: Ginny on July 10, 2006, 04:27:45 PM
DR Ben - thanks for the info about Waterside Plaza!
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Post by: Ginny on July 10, 2006, 04:31:25 PM
Back from spending the afternoon with my friend Suellyn.  We saw A Prairie Home Companion at 1pm, then proceeded to eat at Izzy's (a deli).  They were closed due to smoke damage from a fire at the restaurant next door last week, so we went to Cornerstone Cafe instead.  They were closing in half an hour, so we had a quick sandwich & salad, then proceeded to Barnes & Noble for coffee and a long visit.

The PHC movie was not what I expected, but a lot of fun.  Who knew a sculpture of F. Scott Fitzgerald's head could be so funny?
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 10, 2006, 04:38:42 PM
Well, I think I've answered the Boo question. I got a response today to my find Bootsie a home email, and it was from a mother and her darling daughter who could provide Boots a fabulous home....my response.....uh...uh....I'm really sorry but I've decided to give it another week or two.  I just couldn't do it...she has been exploring the house while Callie is behind closed doors. She follows me everywhere. It's really cute
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 10, 2006, 04:39:13 PM
Today my glasses broke, my air conditioner broke and I am still in a good mood....what's up with that?
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 10, 2006, 04:40:24 PM
My parents' reponse to PHC was..."We didn't think it was a very good movie, but we really enjoyed it"  Funny, but I know exactly what they mean
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 10, 2006, 04:41:24 PM
Time to look for my old glasses so I can take these in tomorrow
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 10, 2006, 04:41:55 PM
Oh, DECEIT made it to my mailbox today.
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Post by: George on July 10, 2006, 04:49:00 PM
I'm hoping I get mine today!!
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Post by: bk on July 10, 2006, 04:54:07 PM
Where in tarnation are the ORDERS!
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Post by: George on July 10, 2006, 04:55:10 PM
I just got e-mail notice that "Doctor Who - The Complete First Season" has shipped!  I've been waiting for that! ;D
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Post by: Tomovoz on July 10, 2006, 04:55:52 PM
Oz Derek = Derek Menzie!

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Post by: George on July 10, 2006, 05:03:37 PM
Oz Derek = Derek Menzie!

Ooops!!  I sort of fixed my post. ::)
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Post by: S. Woody White on July 10, 2006, 05:05:43 PM
Here is the latest photo of her and Bear.  I think it's pretty cute.   :D ;)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v373/DofB5/Bear-and-Sheena-Water-dogs.jpg)
"Waiter, there's something in my soup!"
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Post by: S. Woody White on July 10, 2006, 05:06:35 PM
Here is the latest photo of her and Bear.  I think it's pretty cute.   :D ;)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v373/DofB5/Bear-and-Sheena-Water-dogs.jpg)
SHEENA DANCE!!!
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Post by: S. Woody White on July 10, 2006, 05:13:28 PM
Where in tarnation are the ORDERS!
At a monastery, perhaps?

Sorry, couldn't resist.
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Post by: S. Woody White on July 10, 2006, 05:18:42 PM
I just got e-mail notice that "Doctor Who - The Complete First Season" has shipped!  I've been waiting for that! ;D
And you will LOVE it!  The Doctor Who Confidential disc alone is worth it.  I've gone through all the video extras, with just Billie Piper's log the only real dud.  I've started going through the episodes, all with commentaries, but had to turn off the commentary on the first episode - the trio doing the commentary were all too giggley to be understood.
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Post by: S. Woody White on July 10, 2006, 05:21:26 PM
But we've got Deceit to watch before I get all Whovian again.

One complaint - there's nothing on the cover of Deceit to indicate a) running time, and b) content suitability for young audiences, a.k.a. minors.  I'm assuming miners would be adult enough for any content.
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Post by: bk on July 10, 2006, 05:23:39 PM
We had a few minors see Deceit and they seemed fine - there are a few intense moments, but nothing they haven't seen in motion pictures of the last ten years.
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Post by: S. Woody White on July 10, 2006, 05:29:41 PM
So, would you say PG or PG-13?
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Post by: bk on July 10, 2006, 05:39:11 PM
I would say PG-13 for sure, for a couple of language issues and one intense scene.
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Post by: S. Woody White on July 10, 2006, 05:50:10 PM
Thank-you.

This does raise an issue, of course, as to why a film with nudity (The First Nudie Musical comes to mind) must be rated R, while language and vilolence/intensity can still get a PG-13.  But that's got more to do with our society's issues, rather than the films themselves.
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Post by: S. Woody White on July 10, 2006, 05:51:11 PM
I've a bunch of beets roasting in the oven.

That almost sounds like the first line to a lyric...
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 10, 2006, 05:57:29 PM
Is anyone else playing along on Treasure Hunters? I'm doing the challenges online. It's kind of fun.  I'm starting to like this show
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Post by: FJL on July 10, 2006, 07:13:57 PM
A SHEENA MAIDEL - that should be the title of something, shouldn't it?
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Post by: George on July 10, 2006, 07:14:27 PM
Topic of the Day:

On the Twentieth Century (OBC)
Merrily We Roll Along (OBC)
The Manhattan Transfer's first album (I love their logo)
The Best of The Manhattan Transfer
The Manhattan Transfer's Bop Doo-Wop

That's all that I could think of without going through my records at home...which is where I'm heading now. ;D
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Post by: FJL on July 10, 2006, 07:15:41 PM
My Sheena, my Sheena
You're so much serena
Than the rest of the dogs
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Post by: FJL on July 10, 2006, 07:16:44 PM
Molly is now back with her human, who came back from Maine this afternoon.
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Post by: bk on July 10, 2006, 07:21:39 PM
Maybe I've been too subtle - that must be it.  Let me try it a different way:

ORDERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRS!

Dakota Celt must be off putting us on all the Days Of Our Lives boards.
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Post by: FJL on July 10, 2006, 07:22:34 PM
Woody - Beets in the oven, remind you of a song, you say?
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Post by: bk on July 10, 2006, 07:22:35 PM
I have to do a phoner radio interview tonight at nine with Gregg Hunter.  Tomorrow I do the Skip E. Lowe cable show with Susan Egan.  Tomorrow night I have a dinner.  Wednesday I have a lunch meeting.  And on it goes.
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Post by: FJL on July 10, 2006, 07:23:31 PM
Can you feel the beets within my hearth - wasn't that a Taylor Dane song?
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Post by: FJL on July 10, 2006, 07:26:16 PM
I guess I am channeling Francois while he's away.  :)
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 10, 2006, 07:32:47 PM
Catworld update....tonight I put Callie in my room and shut the door. Because there used to be carpet and now there are hardwood floors, it is easy for her to look under the door.  She glared as I played with Boo and Boo roamed at will.  

I then put Boo in her room and played the same game with Callie....she loved it, but now remembered she was planning to give me a lecture and is walking around meowing at me.  LOL....I think she's starting to get that Boo is going to roam her territory freely.....it's just a matter of time.

She was trying to immitate Boo's jumps (very high and impressive) but she's been doing power stress eating, and just can't swing it....oh the pains of being 4 years old.
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Post by: vixmom on July 10, 2006, 07:35:50 PM
Hello!! I have miised you all.  The new job is intensely busy... not a moment for a quick visit and I have been working util 7:30  or 8  then driving home, getting a quick dinner and then driving to gett he Vixter from her rehearsals then a quick laundry duty and to bed to do it all again the next day.  The Saturday was spent catching up on house chores, and visiting my freoned who had a baby girl!!!!  Sunday after church was spent visiting/saying goodbye with my brother  and his family.. the girls left this morning to stay with their uncle in Virginia while my brother and his wife head out to OHIO by car on Wednesday ..... very emotional weekend.


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Post by: vixmom on July 10, 2006, 07:36:27 PM
I ahve not caught up except to today.  

~~~~Travel Vibes for Elmore!!!~~~~~~~
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Post by: vixmom on July 10, 2006, 07:37:27 PM
Saturday morning we went to see the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie




2 1/2 hours!!!









I want to see it again!!!!










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Post by: vixmom on July 10, 2006, 07:37:50 PM
Health Vibes to Danise and Mom!
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Post by: vixmom on July 10, 2006, 07:38:17 PM
Continued Health Vibes to Elmore's Dad!
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Post by: vixmom on July 10, 2006, 07:40:44 PM
FJL , I assume that YOUR Skip whose name I saw in the credits for Dead Man's Chest?


We applauded for him as his name scrolled up!!
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Post by: vixmom on July 10, 2006, 07:44:10 PM
My copy of Deceit arrived on the Island of Long today!


Heaven knows when I will get a chance to see it!
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Post by: vixmom on July 10, 2006, 08:05:04 PM
Well I have caught up to the past two days! And now to bed!!


Glad to hear the good job news Jose, I must see if the Vixter and I can make it in for the  show!

Good weight loss news Mr Shayne! Very impressive. I must really start some sort of weight loss plan I am turning into the amazing growing woman

Tomorrow is my Mom's birthday so I probably won't get a chance to come here tomorrow...

So Vibes to all and to all a good night!!!!!
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Post by: Michael on July 10, 2006, 08:06:54 PM
I've just pre-ordered a PIRATES OF PENZANCE DVD from either New Zealand or Austrslia, I forget which.  There is a Derek Metzger listed among the cast.  I'm wondering if this could be our late lamented Ozderek?

I have a solo album from Derek Metzger. One of my finds from Ebay
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Post by: TCB on July 10, 2006, 08:07:05 PM
Cillaliz, I don't think you will regret your decision.
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Post by: Michael on July 10, 2006, 08:08:34 PM
Derek Metzger is from New Zeland.  He played the lead in the Autralasian production of "Me and My Girl".
He has a Cd availabe (maybe still) "Me & My Songs" which is a collection of the usual suspects but pleasant listening. I don't think He and OzDerek ever met but nothing would surprise me knowing the network of people known to young Derek.



I guess I should have read the next post before posting. This is the one I have.
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Post by: Michael on July 10, 2006, 08:11:08 PM
Deceit did not show up today. Maybe tomorrow. It's been raining here. So maybe the sun will come tommrrow.
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Post by: Michael on July 10, 2006, 08:11:24 PM
Tomorrow is only 55 minutes away.
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Post by: Michael on July 10, 2006, 08:11:42 PM
I guess it is time to get ready for bed.
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Post by: TCB on July 10, 2006, 08:11:57 PM
FJL, was Skip involved with PIRATES?









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Post by: FJL on July 10, 2006, 08:12:33 PM
vixmom -  It must be some other Skip.  I can't imagine they used any of his music without letting him know.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 10, 2006, 08:13:24 PM
How very sad about June Allyson. I almost watched GOOD NEWS over the weekend, but since I had watched THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT III (which features Allyson as one of the on-screen hosts), I guess I paid a little tribute to her before she left us.
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Post by: FJL on July 10, 2006, 08:14:12 PM
Besides, in anything Skip did for Disney, he was known as "Walter Edgar Kennon" at that time.  
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Post by: TCB on July 10, 2006, 08:15:18 PM
FJL, was Skip involved with PIRATES?








Hmmm, maybe that didn't sound very good.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 10, 2006, 08:17:07 PM
I watched DECEIT tonight. I guess it's not fair to feel proud of guessing one of the major twists from the very subtle hints bk threw out during the months of writing and production of the play.

But I was still pleased I got it before the revelation.






spoiler









I didn't see the final twist, however.
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 10, 2006, 08:17:49 PM
Cillaliz, I don't think you will regret your decision.

Oh I already don't...that is if your speaking of little Boo.  She followed me everywhere tonight when Callie was behind closed doors. She curls up with me and purrs.  She picked me and when I thought I may actually lose her, I knew she wasn't going anywhere
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Post by: Matt H. on July 10, 2006, 08:19:21 PM
Tomorrow I will rewatch DECEIT and listen to the commentary track which should be a lot of fun. I thought Matt and Bruce did marvelous jobs with their parts.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 10, 2006, 08:20:44 PM
Because of DECEIT's very compact running time, I had time to watch several MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW episodes including the classic where Mary and Rhoda try to co-produce a Sunday talk show starring Ted and Sue Ann. Of course, all ends in disaster even before the show got on the air.
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Post by: TCB on July 10, 2006, 08:21:53 PM
Oh I already don't...that is if your speaking of little Boo.  She followed me everywhere tonight when Callie was behind closed doors. She curls up with me and purrs.  She picked me and when I thought I may actually lose her, I knew she wasn't going anywhere

Sorry, yes, I meant Boo.  It made sense to me when I wrote it!



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Post by: Matt H. on July 10, 2006, 08:24:05 PM
THE CLOSER had an unusual episode with the squad having to tiptoe around an investigation due to some bad decisions made by Flynn and Provenza. A little bit different for the show and a nice change of pace.

First time we've REALLY seen Brenda angry, and that scene was a lulu.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 10, 2006, 08:25:19 PM
And then I watched the CSI: MIAMI rerun. It was a reairing of the fourth season premiere episode which I had only vague recollections of. More crime drama than mystery tonight, not my favorite kind of episode.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 10, 2006, 08:28:06 PM
The Cartoon Network is playing episodes of PEE-WEE's PLAYHOUSE starting tonight. I did watch this show occasionally during its original run, but I'm pleased I'm going to be able to see all 40-something episodes of it now over the course of the next weeks. Campy fun with some famous guest stars and a cast of regulars (like Larry Fishburne, Phil Hartman, and S. Epatha Merkerson) who became famous later.
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Post by: bk on July 10, 2006, 08:35:24 PM
Glad to read Matt's thoughts and will look forward to his thoughts on the commentary track.

I got an early copy of the Amazing Stories DVD.  It will be interesting to see if any of these shows, most of which I thought were not very good, have aged well.

Matt's coming over shortly to pick up his DVDs.  Then I have to do the phoner with radio DJ Gregg Hunter.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 10, 2006, 08:41:09 PM
I'm heading for bed a little earlier than usual tonight. Lots of stuff going on tomorrow.

Good night.
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Post by: Tomovoz on July 10, 2006, 08:44:56 PM
I woke this morning to the news that the Free Advice Lawyer that has recently helped a young friend of mine, was shot Dead last night.  My friend lives only a few hundred yards from where the shooting took place. The lawyer had returned late to the office with his son to do some photocopying and disturbed an intruder.
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Post by: MBarnum on July 10, 2006, 08:57:20 PM
I received my copy of DECEIT, as well, today!!!
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Post by: MBarnum on July 10, 2006, 08:57:46 PM
That is horrible Tomovoz!
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Post by: bk on July 10, 2006, 09:01:16 PM
Well, go watch it!

Matt has come and gone with 150 DVDs.

I must now do a phone interview.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on July 10, 2006, 10:15:10 PM
Vibes of Comfort to Your Friend, DR Tomovoz.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on July 10, 2006, 10:16:51 PM
Good Evening!

Nothing really more to report since earlier this evening.  I just ended up spending the evening in here with my roomies watching TV and gossiping.  A rather fun evening.  -So who else is watching "The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency"?  ;)

Well, I'm hoping/planning to get an early start tomorrow, so...

Goodnight.
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Post by: bk on July 10, 2006, 10:27:18 PM
Another evening filled with WUSSBURGERS of the Third Kind.
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Post by: George on July 10, 2006, 10:28:40 PM
My "Deceit" DVD arrived today!!  I got home and went to my sister's for a little bit and watched "Kyle XY," which I hadn't seen before.  I then went to my house and watched Kathy Griffin on Larry King.  I love her!  For the first time, she talked about her divorce from her husband Matt (which became final in May).  
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Post by: George on July 10, 2006, 10:29:31 PM
Now, I'm going to watch "Deceit"...actually, I'm going to take out my contact lenses, put on my glasses, THEN watch "Deceit."

I'll be back after it's over.  Later!
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Post by: Jrand70 on July 10, 2006, 11:10:05 PM
Ta da!

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Post by: Jrand70 on July 10, 2006, 11:11:31 PM
Oh....I watched DECEIT tonight when I got home from rehearsal.  Yes, I did, I watched it.

I must say that it looked grand....the music was terrific.  I loved the set, the lighting, and the costumes.

Watching DECEIT on dvd is the closest you can get to seeing it when it had its limited run at the El Portal in LA....only you get CLOSEUPS!!

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Post by: Jrand70 on July 10, 2006, 11:13:43 PM
If you got your DVD - watch it!  

I enjoyed in VERY much.  

I thought two of the three performances were OUTSTANDING, and I thought the third was not at the same level...irritatingly so.  BUT I am NOT a critic or theatre professional!

It didn't make me like the show less...I like the play a lot!

SO....tomorrow after rehearsal I will watch with the commentary!

BRAVO to Kritzerland on an unusual and fun DVD release!
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Post by: Jrand70 on July 10, 2006, 11:13:57 PM
Pretend I am doing a DECEIT dance!
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Post by: Jrand70 on July 10, 2006, 11:14:16 PM
I come here and everyone runs away.  Just like in real life.
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Post by: George on July 11, 2006, 12:01:56 AM
I thoroughly enjoyed "Deceit."  I had no idea where it was all going.  I usually don't try to figure out what's going to happen...I just like to watch things like this and let the events unfold.  "The Sixth Sense" was another where I had absolutely no clew until it was revealed.  

Great job, BK!  Keep 'em coming!! ;D
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Post by: George on July 11, 2006, 12:05:29 AM
I don't know if I'll be able to watch it with the commentary tomorrow night.  It's my sister's boyfriend's birthday and we're all going out for dinner, then we'll go to my sister's and have a little party with the family.