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Title: FISH NOTES
Post by: bk on January 21, 2007, 12:34:54 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes were fishy, and now it is time for you to post until the fish- sorry - cows come home.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: bk on January 21, 2007, 12:35:18 AM
And the word of the day is: SCROD!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: bk on January 21, 2007, 12:55:11 AM
WUSSBURGERS.  No fun at all.  
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: bk on January 21, 2007, 12:55:32 AM
Of course, I could now have a whole page of ME, but I'm too tired.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: bk on January 21, 2007, 12:55:52 AM
Will we never get to page two?
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Post by: Michael on January 21, 2007, 04:12:40 AM
BK:
On the Wonderful Guy Cd (A compliation of Guy Haines' Greatest Hits) there is a song called On Christmas Day (Best Guess for the titlle) Where is it from? Who wrote it? What is the correct title of the song?
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Edisaurus on January 21, 2007, 04:47:06 AM
I like the film "Seconds". I remember watching it with my father one night probably 20 years ago when he was still living at home, and even though it was extremely late, we had to stay up to see how it ended. Good, and disturbing!

BK, why do you consider this film a "guilty pleasure"?

Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 21, 2007, 04:47:25 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up... I'm up...  And I have to get ready to play the second round of auditions for Jerry Springer: The Opera.  Ah, I can't wait to play the coprophiliac's aria again!  :)

"Poo, poo, poo, poo, poo, poo, poo, poo, poo, poo, poo, poo, poo, poo.... "

-And so on and do forth.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: elmore3003 on January 21, 2007, 04:48:19 AM
And the word of the day is: SCROD!
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What is it, fish?

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Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Edisaurus on January 21, 2007, 04:48:24 AM
Would someone be so kind as to re-post the list of songs on "Wonderful Guy"? It would be much appreciated! I wouldn't know where to begin looking for it...I saw it weeks ago.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 21, 2007, 04:48:30 AM
Hmm.... a mention of cocrophilia to get the day started... Hmm...


<fill in your own unsmellseemly comment here.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 21, 2007, 04:49:03 AM
In any case....  Moving on...

...Or something like that.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Edisaurus on January 21, 2007, 04:49:27 AM
Scrod always sounded a bit...errrr....unseemly, to me!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 21, 2007, 04:49:55 AM
OK... Since the A is still running "local" this morning... I best get ready to head out since it will probably take me a good half hour or so to get down to 34th street.

Laters...
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 21, 2007, 04:50:10 AM
Good morning, DR elmore.
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Post by: elmore3003 on January 21, 2007, 04:51:51 AM
Good morning, all!  I have some tweaking on scores at Toyland and then DREAMGIRLS with goddaughter Charlotte, who's currently rehearsing the role of Marcelle in HOTEL PARADISO, one of my favorite comedies,

That's my day.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: elmore3003 on January 21, 2007, 04:54:35 AM
Good morning, DR elmore.

Howdy, DR Jose!  I may need your computer expertise this week!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: DearReaderLaura on January 21, 2007, 05:26:21 AM
You should hear how DR Sandra pronounces "diagonal"
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Jrand68 on January 21, 2007, 05:37:07 AM
Today is the day we hear DR SANDRA's story about Her Brother and the Big Can!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Jrand68 on January 21, 2007, 05:38:34 AM
Thanks to DRs RODZINSKI & JOSE for posting the "funny" bits from  Friday's concerts.

Sounds like MR BK's show went well....screaming kids and CD sales!  Who could ask for anything more?  Get that show to another theatre, folks!  Will said photographer's pictures be on the WWW anywhere?  Was the CD sung by the kids in the show?
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Jrand68 on January 21, 2007, 05:39:25 AM
I hope to hear about DR JOSE's funniest song he was asked to play today.

Snow, snow, snow, and on top of that...freezing rain.  I predict that the World of Wisdom will NOT be open today.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Jrand68 on January 21, 2007, 05:43:48 AM
DR EDISAURUS have you seen a Dock-you-mint-y titled "White Thunder?"

http://www.amazon.com/White-Thunder/dp/B00068NVHU/ref=pd_ybh_a_2/102-4635991-9296953 (http://www.amazon.com/White-Thunder/dp/B00068NVHU/ref=pd_ybh_a_2/102-4635991-9296953)
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: elmore3003 on January 21, 2007, 05:50:53 AM
BK, how did the kid with the trampoline injury do?

DR Cillaliz, what date did you pick to see CURTAINS?
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Ginny on January 21, 2007, 06:00:23 AM
Sunday morning greetings!  We are officially snow-bound and DH Richard just received a phone call notifying him that all his church activities are cancelled for today.  I'm so relieved he doesn't have to drive to Cincinnati.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Jrand68 on January 21, 2007, 06:08:41 AM
Lots of our local venues are closed as well DR GINNY!  

I feel like a kid on a snow day!!!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Ginny on January 21, 2007, 06:18:38 AM
Lots of our local venues are closed as well DR GINNY!  

I feel like a kid on a snow day!!!

Me, too, DR JRand!  What shall I bake?  I'm thinkin' pecan waffles for breakfast.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Jrand68 on January 21, 2007, 06:57:18 AM
Pecan waffles!!!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: S. Woody White on January 21, 2007, 06:57:43 AM
Casey would waltz
With a strawberry blonde
On the deck of a fishing boat
Littered with SCROD...
Ooops, they've landed flat on their asses again!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: S. Woody White on January 21, 2007, 07:00:35 AM
The fish and chips were a so-so thing last night.  The chips were sorta OK, the fish itself fine... but the rice flour batter was just plain odd.  Der Brucer picked the fish out of the crust, leaving a plate filled with odd crispy but unsatisfying bits that he didn't even feed to the dogs.

 :P

Tonight, Beouf Bourgonion, or however it's spelled.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: FJL on January 21, 2007, 07:01:44 AM
How about some pecan duck?
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: FJL on January 21, 2007, 07:02:29 AM
And one for Mushers
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Jrand68 on January 21, 2007, 07:03:19 AM
Do some people type by the pecan and peck method?

DR SWW - it's the thought that counts.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Jrand68 on January 21, 2007, 07:04:39 AM
Let's post interesting HEADLINES we find on the internet today.  We don't need a link to the article....the HEADLINE will speak for itself.

From People.com:

Alec Baldwin: I'm Thinking About Online Dating.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: S. Woody White on January 21, 2007, 07:07:57 AM
How about some pecan duck?
You throw pecans at me, I'm smart enough to duck!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Jrand68 on January 21, 2007, 07:08:48 AM
Owner of Ritzy NY Shop Sues Homeless for $1 Million
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Jrand68 on January 21, 2007, 07:09:18 AM
You throw pecans at me, I'm smart enough to duck!

Let's all wear our Quackers sweaters today....  ;D
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: S. Woody White on January 21, 2007, 07:11:23 AM
Also in today's headlines... (http://news.aol.com/topnews/articles/_a/anti-smoking-milestone-reached-in-us/20070120153309990001?ncid=NWS00010000000001)

Quote
For the first time in the nation's history, more than half of Americans live in a city or state with laws mandating that workplaces, restaurants or bars be smoke-free, according to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights.

Which raises a few questions for all the Dear Readers -

Do you smoke?

Have you quit?

What do you think of smoking being banned?
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Miss Karen on January 21, 2007, 07:13:27 AM
DR Elmo ~ MY little elusive web nymph, I'm grabbing the net before you flit -- let's hope I catch you ..  Any snow for the Big Apple?  We finally got some here in AZ.  It's been going north and east of here the past month as each storm came through.  Got an inch yesterday and an inch overnight.  Yeaaa -- we need moisture most greatly.  Hope all is improving with your dad.  Kiss, kiss, hug, hug.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Jrand68 on January 21, 2007, 07:14:09 AM
I am not a smoker.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: S. Woody White on January 21, 2007, 07:15:02 AM
Der Brucer and I both used to smoke.

I quit first.  I ended up gaining fifty pounds during the year after I quit.  Not that this was a bad thing - I only weighed 145 pounds at the time, stretched on a six-foot-two frame - not pretty.

Der Brucer landed in the hospital with pneumonia not too long after that, and decided not to smoke when he got out.

I don't mind being around people who smoke, but I don't like them smoking if I'm eating - it's one flavor component I can do without.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: FJL on January 21, 2007, 07:18:27 AM
Interesting discussion of feuds on CBS Sunday Morning mentioned that Bette Davis and Joan Crawford weren't acting as if they hated each other in BABY JANE, they really hated each other.  Did they grow to hate each other during the filming of BABY JANE, and why?  Or did they hate each other even before, in which case why did they do the movie?
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: DearReaderLaura on January 21, 2007, 07:19:22 AM
I do not smoke. I have never smoked. I do not generally hang around with people who smoke. I do not like to be around smoke.

But I understand that some people do smoke and that those who do choose to do so have a physical need to do so. I think places should be available for those who smoke to do so.

But I am glad they cannot in airports, hospitals, and in some places, restaurants.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Jrand68 on January 21, 2007, 07:19:52 AM
I am going to tune to the Style channel and watch something called:

The Hilton Family Skating and Gymnastics Spectacular!

....at least for a few minutes.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: DearReaderLaura on January 21, 2007, 07:20:14 AM
Miss Karen, we, who live in the desert, are GLAD you folks got snow.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Jrand68 on January 21, 2007, 07:21:04 AM
Interesting discussion of feuds on CBS Sunday Morning mentioned that Bette Davis and Joan Crawford weren't acting as if they hated each other in BABY JANE, they really hated each other.  Did they grow to hate each other during the filming of BABY JANE, and why?  Or did they hate each other even before, in which case why did they do the movie?

I have read, DR FJL, that personal feelings aside, they both realized that is was a smart career move.  And both were promised preferential treatment by director Aldrich.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: FJL on January 21, 2007, 07:22:41 AM
One commentator on feuds on the CBS Sunday Morning show said that one approach to putting feuds behind you can be if there's a practical reason to mend fences, in which case (if I understood correctly), if you can find that raeson to mend fences, you just don't acknowledge the past at all, just look to the future.  Interesting concept, I thought, one that never would have occurred to me frankly.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: DearReaderLaura on January 21, 2007, 07:22:52 AM


Airline pilot is stricken after takeoff, dies


I am glad I did not see this yesterday.
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Post by: S. Woody White on January 21, 2007, 07:23:19 AM
I am going to tune to the Style channel and watch something called:

The Hilton Family Skating and Gymnastics Spectacular!

....at least for a few minutes.
Paris rolling around on in-line skates, and her Chihuahua does backflips.

Yawn.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: S. Woody White on January 21, 2007, 07:23:42 AM
Time to go to work.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on January 21, 2007, 07:27:55 AM
Man cons 2 Ariz. men into thinking he's 12

And the two conned sex offenders are furious they have been duped, because they thought they were molesting a child all this time.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: DearReaderLaura on January 21, 2007, 07:28:46 AM
Time to go to work.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Matt H. on January 21, 2007, 07:31:22 AM
Good morning!

Cold again and overcast, but the wintry mix we were supposed to get today has been downgraded to mere rain which is a relief. I have huge old trees in both my front and back yards that I worry about when words like "ice" or "wind" are bandied about.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Miss Karen on January 21, 2007, 07:32:22 AM
Fish notes?  Hmmmm, seems to me the topic of the day should be about fish, not pecan waffles and ducks. Since our Global Moderator (that sounds so powerful and omnipotent) didn't throw them out there, here goes -- and I, the lowly junior member, decree there are no limits on or to your answers:

1. What's your favorite fish to eat (and yes, you chefs can include how you like it prepared, and yes that includes shell fish if you like)?
2.  What's your favorite fish as a pet?
3.  What's your favorite fish in a lake, river or ocean?
4.  What's your favorite fish story (and that includes the one that got away)?
5.  What's your favorite movie about a fish?
6.  What's your favorite book about a fish?
7.  What's your favorite movie about a fish?
8.  What's your favorite song about a fish?

There, may we have tons and tons of lovely postings for fish notes -- and be at page 7 in the blink of an eye...
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Matt H. on January 21, 2007, 07:33:29 AM
I have never smoked and never will. I'm amazed, however, that I didn't pick up the habit. Both of my parents smoked, so I was around it on a daily basis. But it has always been a turnoff for me.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Matt H. on January 21, 2007, 07:38:51 AM
Bette never liked Joan, but it was more a professional dislike: she didn't consider her much of an actress and found her publicity-seeking ways (adopting children for the headlines, taking moral stands on issues where she was a prime participant) repellant. She also found her a phony, sweetly charming on the surface and a viper behind your back.

Bette was all for Joan in BABY JANE. She knew they were cast well (she was preturbed knowing that director Robert Aldrich had had an affair with Joan years before BABY JANE was made and was afraid he'd favor Joan over Bette in his shotmaking) and knew the combination of their names had a chance to put them back on the Hollywood map.

But it turned into all out war after Bette got an Oscar nomination for JANE but Joan didn't. Joan get the OKs from all the actresses who couldn't attend the Oscar ceremony to accept the Oscar in their behalf, and as it turned out, Anne Bancroft won but was in NYC doing MOTHER COURAGE when she won, so Joan got the moment in the Oscar spotlight rather than Bette.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Matt H. on January 21, 2007, 07:45:20 AM
I still haven't decided what I'll watch after I finish WILD STRAWBERRIES this afternoon. I might go with the original MISSION IMPOSSIBLE on Blu-ray. It might be something innocuous like PETE'S DRAGON or WITH SIX YOU GET EGGROLL off the to-watch shelf. Just lots of possibilities.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Miss Karen on January 21, 2007, 07:46:50 AM
The sun just came out, so I guess all we're going to get is that inch -- well, better than nothing...
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Post by: Matt H. on January 21, 2007, 07:47:13 AM
Lots of new TV on tonight, too, including new episodes of DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, BROTHERS & SISTERS, ROME, EXTRAS, and CROSSING JORDAN.

CBS is broadcasting a great majority of the NFL game during prime time, but WITHOUT A TRACE (a new episode) is still slated for 10 p.m. I'm guessing it will begin late.

Tonight is also the first episode on the GREASE relaity show where the semifinalists attend GREASE Academy. This should be interesting to see.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Miss Karen on January 21, 2007, 07:48:55 AM
And, of course, DR Elmo flit off the screen before I could catch him.....
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Post by: Jrand68 on January 21, 2007, 07:55:24 AM
I gave up on the Spectacular.

Five guys - including two Hamm brothers - were doing synchronized moves to music on the parallel bars.
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Post by: Jrand68 on January 21, 2007, 07:55:42 AM
DR LAURA - your headlines are intense.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Miss Karen on January 21, 2007, 08:02:54 AM
Okay, if no one else will bite (no pun intended) I'll post my own answers and then flit off like DR Elmo:
1. Popcorn shrimp, Fried Catfish
2. Goldfish, Algae Eater
3. Whale
4. Benjamin's story about his grandfather
5. The Incredible Mr. Limpet (when I was a kid)
6. One Fish, Two Fish and The Old Man and the Sea
7. Finding Nemo, A Fish Called Wanda, and The Old Man and the Sea
8. Hmm, I asked it and I don't have one -- how about card game?  Go Fish!

Done my part to get us to page 7 -- time to flit.  Happy Sunday everybody!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Ginny on January 21, 2007, 08:06:32 AM
Pecan waffles were delicious!  DH Richard is now outside, cautiously shoveling our driveway.

RE smoking:  Both of my parents smoked (my mother quit 35 years ago) and I'm convinced it contributed significantly to my father's mid-60's death of heart disease.  Also, to the fact that my sister and I have vulnerable respiratory systems - we don't just get colds, we get bronchitis and sometimes even pneumonia.

I have never smoked.  When doing a lot of theatre years ago I was always afraid I'd get a part that called for it and would have to have someone teach me.  Fortunately, Lucy and The Mute were not smokers  ;)
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Post by: Jrand68 on January 21, 2007, 08:07:25 AM
I like popcorn shrimp, too, DR KAREN.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: FJL on January 21, 2007, 08:15:57 AM
Wow, thanks for that juicy Bette-Joan info, MattH.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: FJL on January 21, 2007, 08:17:56 AM
PARENTAL ADVISORY WARNING











What's that exchange from SUGAR BABIES:

Man to concession salesman:  Do you have popcorn balls?

Concession salesman:  No, i've always walked this way.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Rodzinski on January 21, 2007, 08:23:13 AM
Today, I am bunkered down, awaiting the Colts game at 6, tormenting myself with all the what-ifs and possibilities. A win puts them in the Super Bowl, but they are playing a team that has crushed their dreams many times before.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Matt H. on January 21, 2007, 08:25:18 AM
Today, I am bunkered down, awaiting the Colts game at 6, tormenting myself with all the what-ifs and possibilities. A win puts them in the Super Bowl, but they are playing a team that has crushed their dreams many times before.

And if the COlts win (as many predict they will do), whom do you want to see them play in the Super Bowl?
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Matt H. on January 21, 2007, 08:30:56 AM
Wow, thanks for that juicy Bette-Joan info, MattH.

There's SO much more. There's a great book available called BETTE AND JOAN: THE DIVINE FEUD by Shaun Considine that takes the resentments all the way back to Bette arriving in Hollywood after Joan was already a big star. Among other things I remembered:

MILDRED PIERCE, which Joan won her only Oscar for, was offered to Bette first, and she turned it down in order to make THE CORN IS GREEN (which she didn't even garner an Oscar nomination for).

The poisonous atmosphere on the set of HUSH HUSH SWEET CHARLOTTE is gleefully recounted with Bette doing her utmost to get Joan to quit the movie. By this time, she couldn't stand her and didn't even try to mask her loathing. Also, if Joan had lasted, she was going to get top billing in SWEET CHARLOTTE rather than Bette (part of the orgiinal deal, and Bette would rather have died than ceded top billing to Joan.)
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Post by: Rodzinski on January 21, 2007, 08:31:55 AM
The Bears, Matt. Where I grew up, everyone was Bears fans, most still are, including most of my family. But I was always loyal to my state, so when a team moved to Indiana, I switched over. Bears-Colts would be unbelievable. But the New Orleans Saints are a great story, so that would be cool too.

As long as the Colts make it, my sanity will be preserved.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Matt H. on January 21, 2007, 08:32:52 AM
Well, I have some things to tidy up downstairs before I start preparing lunch and then getting laundry in the washer.

WBBL.
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Post by: Rodzinski on January 21, 2007, 08:35:46 AM
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. A great book.

What are people's top Seuss books?

For me:
1. Did I Ever Tell You Ducky, How Lucky You Are?
2. One Fish...
3. And to Think That I Saw it On Mulberry Street
4. The Lorax
5. Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Rodzinski on January 21, 2007, 08:36:32 AM
Least fave: Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now?

I always felt bad for Marvin. What did he do wrong?
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Edisaurus on January 21, 2007, 08:41:31 AM
DR EDISAURUS have you seen a Dock-you-mint-y titled "White Thunder?"

No---thanks for posting that, JRand! It sounds fascinating! I will be sure to check it out!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Rodzinski on January 21, 2007, 08:43:12 AM
Don't know if it's true, but this was kind of funny and was in the trivia for HUSH HUSH on imdb...

Joan Crawford took sick and was hospitalized as filming began (see above) so scenes were shot around her, but when it became evident that she would have to be replaced, her role was offered to Katharine Hepburn and Vivien Leigh. Hepburn didn't return the studio's call, while Leigh declined, saying, "No, thank you. I can just about stand looking at Joan Crawford's face at six o'clock in the morning, but not Bette Davis."
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Jane on January 21, 2007, 08:51:05 AM
Ginny-Enjoy your day at home with DHRichard, glad he doesn't have to drive anywhere.

Did you try the saline?  It helped Keith last year.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Edisaurus on January 21, 2007, 08:59:26 AM
Do you smoke?

Never!

Have you quit?

Didn't have to, but if I had smoked, I would never have found the will power. I feel bad for people with a nicotine addiction who have trouble kicking their habit.

What do you think of smoking being banned?

I am very allergic to smoke, it makes me sneeze and my head clog up and I have trouble breathing, even when I'm near people with smoke-saturated clothing, so I benefit from a smoking ban. The Wetlands Bar in NY used to have a smoking bar downstairs---that seemed like a pretty good solution. Outdoor cafes here allow smoking, but somehow I always am downwind and trying to have breakfast with cigarette smoke blowing in my face. Not very appetizing. But worse yet is when there's a huge group of people huddled around a door smoking and you have to walk through it an then you smell like smoke for hours. Hack, hack!

I don't blame smokers for our bad air quality---it's years of bad policy by our government regarding factories and the auto industry and our desire to drive our big, polluting cars. The smoke in the face is just what drives me over the edge of my tolerance level, which has already been compromised by the other factors. I appreciate smokers that take other people's breathing issues into consideration. I know there must be smokers on the list and I hope I haven't offended anyone!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: bk on January 21, 2007, 09:04:36 AM
BK:
On the Wonderful Guy Cd (A compliation of Guy Haines' Greatest Hits) there is a song called On Christmas Day (Best Guess for the titlle) Where is it from? Who wrote it? What is the correct title of the song?

It's called The Gift and is by Adryan Russ and Brad Ellis - it can also be found on the CD I produced for Miss Russ entitled Everyone Has A Story.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Edisaurus on January 21, 2007, 09:07:47 AM
1. What's your favorite fish to eat (and yes, you chefs can include how you like it prepared, and yes that includes shell fish if you like)?

Lobster. Just had one near Boston...it had been years. Yumm!
2.  What's your favorite fish as a pet?

The goldfish with the gigantic head in the pond at work. He's obviously the smartest one there. He likes to nibble on my fingers.

3.  What's your favorite fish in a lake, river or ocean?

Dolphins...I love to watch them in the morning leaping in the sun.

4.  What's your favorite fish story (and that includes the one that got away)?

My brother and I used to fish on the coast of the Cheapeake Bay/Susquehanna River. No story, just good times, although the water was too brackish for us to eat the fish so we would throw them back.

5.  What's your favorite movie about a fish?

Big Fish.

6.  What's your favorite book about a fish?

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.

7.  What's your favorite movie about a fish?

I'm floundering around, trying to think of another fish movie!

8.  What's your favorite song about a fish?

Salmon Falls by Harry Nilsson
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: bk on January 21, 2007, 09:07:49 AM
I like the film "Seconds". I remember watching it with my father one night probably 20 years ago when he was still living at home, and even though it was extremely late, we had to stay up to see how it ended. Good, and disturbing!

BK, why do you consider this film a "guilty pleasure"?



Because for years it was considered a terrible film by just about everyone.  I saw it at a sneak preview and they actually boo'd when Rock Hudson's name came on and by the end of the film there were only a handful of us left.  I loved it, but, I was pretty much alone in that assessment - critics panned it and it was a huge flop.  I suppose I can take it out of the guilty pleasure hole, because in the intervening years people have come to see its greatness, in the same way they've "discovered" Marnie and The Swimmer, two other films I considered guilty pleasures.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Jane on January 21, 2007, 09:09:21 AM
Second hand smoke hurts my lungs and makes me sick so I’m very much in favor of smoking bans in buildings & just outside the entrance.  I hate having to walk past a crowd of smokers to get inside a building.

I briefly smoked when I was 12, thanks to the wonderful influence of my sister.  Fortunately, very quickly, I realized an addiction to something you have to hide isn’t a good thing.  I also thought the other kids looked stupid smoking, so I quit.  
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Post by: bk on January 21, 2007, 09:11:48 AM

Sounds like MR BK's show went well....screaming kids and CD sales!  Who could ask for anything more?  Get that show to another theatre, folks!  Will said photographer's pictures be on the WWW anywhere?  Was the CD sung by the kids in the show?

The CD is sung by the writers of the songs (and is played by their band).  When we're a little further along, the vocals will be removed and our cast will begin doing it - but for this first go-round, they lip-synch.  I'm sure they'll put photos on their website - www.thepartyanimalslive.com

And the injured actor did great - you'd never know he'd had the mishap, and the only thing he didn't do was his back flip.
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Post by: MBarnum on January 21, 2007, 09:14:55 AM
I smoked for many years beginning at age 18, but quite about 10 years ago. I have fallen of the wagon a few times in the last 6 years but have no desire to smoke any longer.

Being around smoke never used to bother me but as my allergies seem to get worse as I get older I am finding smoke to be more irritating to my sinuses and it seems to make my skin break out.
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Post by: Jane on January 21, 2007, 09:16:08 AM
Edisauris I hope leaf burning is illegal where you live.  There is a rumor by next season they will finally be illegal here.  Even so we still need controlled fires to clear the debris in order to prevent unwanted fires.  
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Post by: MBarnum on January 21, 2007, 09:16:38 AM
Salmon and Red Snapper

Finding Nemo and Viking Women and the Sea Serpent

I don't believe I have ever read a book about a fish.
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Post by: bk on January 21, 2007, 09:17:05 AM
Today is the day we hear DR SANDRA's story about Her Brother and the Big Can!

I only know the story of The Randy Vicar and The Big Can - it's a corker.
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Post by: bk on January 21, 2007, 09:19:08 AM
The only time I have ever had a cigarette in my mouth was when I did Forget-Me-Not Lane at the Mark Taper Forum - no "herbal" stage cigarettes in those days, so for three months I pretended to smoke.  The good part was that I was playing a fifteen year old, so I didn't inhale, which was funny and worked for the character.
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Post by: MusicGuy on January 21, 2007, 09:23:45 AM

Good morning dear Esteemed, non-smoking and guapo BK -- you Party Animal!

Glad everything went well yesterday, aside from sound.  Don't you find it maddening that something that really should be non-complicated (like just some sound volume reinforcement)  can turn into such a tsimis??  And why so many sound engineers are so incompetent??

Anyway, it sure sounds like a unique type of show and format.  It would have been fun to see...........break a leg today (but not on the trampoline!).  

Do we get to see any pictures of the cast kids??
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Post by: MusicGuy on January 21, 2007, 09:25:33 AM

I shall return a little later and join back in...........

           and so, ta ta for now.  :)
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Post by: FJL on January 21, 2007, 09:30:48 AM
Movies have a chance to be rediscovered because of video; too bad flop plays rarely get another chance unless the author goes on to greater fame.
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Post by: FJL on January 21, 2007, 09:31:06 AM
And one for Marnie
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Post by: Ginny on January 21, 2007, 09:38:01 AM
Ginny-Enjoy your day at home with DHRichard, glad he doesn't have to drive anywhere.

Did you try the saline?  It helped Keith last year.

I did, Jane, and feel much better today.
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Post by: FJL on January 21, 2007, 09:58:01 AM
I've got to do laundry today or tomorrow, but I'm just not feeling up to it.  

Maybe I'll go out and buy new underwear instead.  :)
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Post by: FJL on January 21, 2007, 09:58:33 AM
I thank me for playing Too Much Information.
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Post by: Jeanne on January 21, 2007, 10:16:18 AM
Welcome back, EDISAURUS, and glad S&V was so well-received.
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Post by: TCB on January 21, 2007, 10:21:02 AM
Fred, the new version of Anne Frank does not require the cast to stay on stage during the intermission, but it does recommend it.
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Post by: FJL on January 21, 2007, 10:29:48 AM
TCB - Thanks, that makes more sense, I guess.   I wonder if some of the audience will just stay in their seats watching the actors during the intermission.

That probably makes the duration of the play unnecessarily tough on the actors.
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Post by: bk on January 21, 2007, 10:34:07 AM
Back from the first jog in a week.  Man - it wasn't that difficult, thank goodness, but boy it's like using muscles for the first time.  I have to get back into my regular routine and lose this eight to ten pounds I've put back on over the holidays.
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Post by: Adriana Patti on January 21, 2007, 10:34:42 AM

What are people's top Seuss books?



Oh the Places You'll Go (highly inspirational)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Mr Brown Can Moo, Can You?
Horton Hears a Who
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Post by: bk on January 21, 2007, 10:34:46 AM
Glad to hear S&V went well!  Now, don't rest on your Laurels (and Hardys), don't you have some video to edit?
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Post by: bk on January 21, 2007, 10:35:22 AM
The skies are bright blue - there's a chill in the air, but it's going away and it will probably end up a nice Spring-like day.
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Post by: bk on January 21, 2007, 10:36:24 AM
Miss Patti, go back to your post, click "modify" and put your Seuss choices AFTER the final quote brackets.
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Post by: bk on January 21, 2007, 10:36:51 AM
Have to gas up the motor car in a few minutes.
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Post by: Adriana Patti on January 21, 2007, 10:40:18 AM
I do not smoke and being around smokers makes me nauseous. I wuold be happy if smoking was banned, but it would not work, just as prohibition did not work.
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Post by: Adriana Patti on January 21, 2007, 10:40:37 AM
I did a play where just I was required to stay onstage and do daily activities preshow and during intermission...at one point I got so annoyed at the amount of talking in the audience I open an imaginary window and told them to keep it down, I was trying to read. They loved it (and kept on talking). It was a great concentration excersise for me.
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Post by: Adriana Patti on January 21, 2007, 10:41:58 AM
ty Mr Kimmel!
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Post by: Adriana Patti on January 21, 2007, 10:43:19 AM
Shower time I suppose, then off to the final show for THIS run.

ttfn!
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Post by: FJL on January 21, 2007, 10:46:34 AM
TCB is closing in on post #6,000!!!
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Post by: FJL on January 21, 2007, 10:49:14 AM
Continued congrats to Edisaurus.
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Post by: bk on January 21, 2007, 11:04:44 AM
Gassed up - it's a very pretty day out now.  The usual number of idiotic drivers out endangering the lives of all around them, but other than that...
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Post by: bk on January 21, 2007, 11:05:07 AM
Will we never get to page five?
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Post by: bk on January 21, 2007, 11:05:41 AM
Where in tarnation IS everyone?  Only FJL and me in the jernt.  
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Post by: bk on January 21, 2007, 11:06:21 AM
Oh, and six GUESTS.  Who ARE you people?
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Post by: Rodzinski on January 21, 2007, 11:11:29 AM
Never smoked, but grew up in a house where both my folks smoked. I can be around smokers, but I don't enjoy it. The ban was one of the greatest things to happen since I've been in NY. Used to be if you went to any bar for even a minute you would come out reeking of cigs.

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Post by: Edisaurus on January 21, 2007, 11:22:53 AM
Glad to hear S&V went well!  Now, don't rest on your Laurels (and Hardys), don't you have some video to edit?

I got the tapes last Friday but post houses were closed Monday for MLK and then I left Tuesday AM for NY/Boston and got back at midnight on Friday night!

BUT---I am starting to load it Tuesday night after my session. (Tomorrow night we're hosting a forum about preserving the Strand, the art deco theatre I mentioned a few weeks ago.) It will take about 8 hours to load and I have sessions every day this week so I will do the loading at night. Since it's on BETA and mini DV I had to find another post house instead of the place where I planned on editing (which does not have a mini-DV deck.) And because the time code on mini DV is often iffy if not non-existant, I need to be able to load at full resolution because I may not be able to upres the DV if the time code isn't reliable, so finding a place with that much drive space who would let me work for free required a few calls!

I'm looking forward to seeing the show, and will give you a call after I have the material loaded and know what questions to ask. If I'm lucky, the 3 BETA cameras' tapes will have matching time code, and will have the board feed!
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Post by: Edisaurus on January 21, 2007, 11:25:26 AM
It's a cold, rainy, miserable day here...in other words, a perfect day to go to the laundromat!
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Post by: Edisaurus on January 21, 2007, 11:25:59 AM
I love Marnie...I saw it as a kid and it was very scary to me. I'd like to see it again!
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Post by: TCB on January 21, 2007, 11:26:56 AM
I smoked for about twenty-five years, and quitting was one of the hardest things I have ever done.  I have never backslid (backslided?) at all, but that may be tested when Mr. Van Daan has to light up on stage.
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Post by: Edisaurus on January 21, 2007, 11:27:12 AM
Thanks for your message, Jeanne. My nights this week should afford me plenty of time to dig the info out of the archived posts!
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Post by: FJL on January 21, 2007, 11:27:23 AM
I went to see the play COMEDIANS off-Broadway a while back and there was so much smoking onstage that, even though I was in the seventh row, I reeked of smoke by the time the play was over.  Skip asked me if I'd been around smokers, and it said clearly in the program that there was a lot of smoking in the play so I could prove where I was  :) :) but they never said anything about it when I bought my ticket, that i would be taking so much of the "smoke" smell home with me in my clothing.
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Post by: FJL on January 21, 2007, 11:29:38 AM
And one for Marlboro
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Post by: TCB on January 21, 2007, 11:34:47 AM
TCB - Thanks, that makes more sense, I guess.   I wonder if some of the audience will just stay in their seats watching the actors during the intermission.

That probably makes the duration of the play unnecessarily tough on the actors.


I think it would work better if we were working in a proscenium theater, but this show is being done on a thrust stage, and the stage is very close to every seat in the theater.  I think it will make a great many audience members uncomfortable, not knowing if they can move around or talk, or go out and get coffee.

Each actor is going to have a set time to use the water closet, which will be the only escape to backstage.
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Post by: Edisaurus on January 21, 2007, 11:36:40 AM
Continued congrats to Edisaurus.

Thanks, FJL! I heard today that the art house in Santa Fe has booked us for a run there. I was surprised, because we didn't get a huge turn out, only about 100 people for each screening. It's a cool theatre---all the chairs are love seats! Kind of interesting, especially when you're sharing a loveseat with someone you've only met in the dark!
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Post by: Cason on January 21, 2007, 11:39:52 AM
What are people's top Seuss books?

Not to speak for my mother as well, but she and I share the same favorite Seuss book:

Horton Hatches the Egg.
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Post by: TCB on January 21, 2007, 11:42:47 AM
Wow!  6000 posts 6002 posts!  It sure took me a long time to get there.  That damn job really gets in the way of my posting.
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Post by: Rodzinski on January 21, 2007, 11:46:08 AM
Congrats, Tom!!!
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Post by: George on January 21, 2007, 11:47:56 AM
Yesterday, I was going to go to work but I didn't, but I got some TV watching done (and several things got erased from the DVR), and then I went to work concessions for Ladysmith Back Mambazo.  They were very good...a little repitious and sedate for me, but good and the audience loved them.  I left early though because my friend Margo called and asked if I wanted to see "Dreamgirls" again at 10:30.  I said, okay!  So, even though we just saw it last week, we saw it again.  It was still good.  I enjoyed it as much the second time around.  

Anyway, we got out at about 12:45am, and decided that we were hungry so we went to Shari's.  Shari's was having a special on hazelnut items (waffles and other things), but I had my usual, their country skillet (country fried steak, grilled onions, green and red peppers, country gravy...all very good) and a diet Pepsi.  Then I came home at about 2:00am and went to sleep.  That was my day, yesterday.

:D

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Post by: George on January 21, 2007, 11:50:06 AM
Wow!  6000 posts 6002 posts!  It sure took me a long time to get there.  That damn job really gets in the way of my posting.

Congratulations!  Hey, let's celebrate at Tully's in Tacoma!  I think JMK might be convinced to come up and join us in the party!

;)
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Post by: George on January 21, 2007, 11:50:37 AM
Could you meet in about an hour??

;D
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Post by: TCB on January 21, 2007, 11:52:08 AM
I guess I was a strange child (No, kidding!), but the only Dr. Seuss book I ever read as a kid was The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins.  I don't know, now, if I read that one because it was prose instead of poetry; or if it was the only one not checked out at the library.
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Post by: TCB on January 21, 2007, 11:53:46 AM
Could you meet in about an hour??

;D


Sounds good to me.  Maybe we can convince Jed and Ann to join us!
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Post by: bk on January 21, 2007, 11:55:55 AM
edisaurus - there is definitely matching time code for the three cameras.  Thing to know:  There are a handful of pickups at the end - covers for some flubbed stuff in act two.
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Post by: MBarnum on January 21, 2007, 11:59:07 AM
Just returned from my mom's where we tried to burn some photos onto a CD. For the life of us neither she nor I could remember how to do it...she has so many photos on her hard drive that she needs to get them off and onto disks.

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Post by: George on January 21, 2007, 11:59:22 AM
Sounds good to me.  Maybe we can convince Jed and Ann to join us!

Twist their arms!  Don't take no for an answer! :)
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Post by: MBarnum on January 21, 2007, 12:00:10 PM
Soon I will hie myself to West Linn so that Bosco and Digger and Herbie can play whilst the rest of us eat foodstuffs at Mark and Jame's house.
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Post by: George on January 21, 2007, 12:09:05 PM
Well...I need to take a shower to get ready for the celebration of TCB's 6000th post! ;) Actually, we're all going to meet because JMK is reviewing the Tacoma Symphony's Sondheim concert for The Sondheim Review!  It's a good enough reason to get together.  AND I'm bringing my new (actual) digital camera so that pictures can be taken easily...and better quality than what can be taken with my cell phone. ::)

Be back later!
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Post by: François on January 21, 2007, 12:09:30 PM


WOW!

Yesterday comment of Dakotacelt's question about Three Men & a Baby is providing me my first BIG LAUGH of the day (evening, here!)

Was there a French adaptation of that film????

Well, the French film WAS the original; Disney's version was the American version of it!

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/DVDReviews16/three_men_and_a_cradle_dvd_review.htm
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Post by: bk on January 21, 2007, 12:18:11 PM
I shall now be on my way to the theater, after which, I shall return.
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Post by: Jrand68 on January 21, 2007, 12:20:03 PM
PartyAnimals website says you are SOLD OUT!!
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Post by: Jrand68 on January 21, 2007, 12:20:17 PM
Looking forward to the pix, DR GEORGE.
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Post by: Jrand68 on January 21, 2007, 12:21:06 PM
I do not like Dr Seuss books.
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Post by: Jrand68 on January 21, 2007, 12:21:43 PM
DR EDISAURUS - the only thing that kept me from buying the White Thunder DVD was that it is only 52 minutes long!
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Post by: François on January 21, 2007, 12:22:39 PM
The fish and chips were a so-so thing last night.  The chips were sorta OK, the fish itself fine... but the rice flour batter was just plain odd.  Der Brucer picked the fish out of the crust, leaving a plate filled with odd crispy but unsatisfying bits that he didn't even feed to the dogs.

 :P

Tonight, Beouf Bourgonion, or however it's spelled.

Boeuf Bourguignon, tout simplement! ;)
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Post by: Edisaurus on January 21, 2007, 12:49:06 PM
edisaurus - there is definitely matching time code for the three cameras.  

O Frabjous Day! Thanks!
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Post by: Jrand68 on January 21, 2007, 01:05:34 PM
Shoveling snow off the driveway and sidewalk.
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Post by: elmore3003 on January 21, 2007, 01:20:15 PM
Salmon and Red Snapper

Finding Nemo and Viking Women and the Sea Serpent

I don't believe I have ever read a book about a fish.

I don't believe you've ever read a book!
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Post by: Michael on January 21, 2007, 01:20:23 PM
It's called The Gift and is by Adryan Russ and Brad Ellis - it can also be found on the CD I produced for Miss Russ entitled Everyone Has A Story.

Thanks I was putting it on my IPOD and wanted the correct info
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Post by: Sandra on January 21, 2007, 01:28:49 PM
1. What's your favorite fish to eat (and yes, you chefs can include how you like it prepared, and yes that includes shell fish if you like)?
     I have never eaten fish.
    Although I do like goldfishy crackers. I had some on Friday. Miss Kayla traded me some for some potato chips.

2.  What's your favorite fish as a pet?
    The Ladies. They live in a tank on the shelf in the living room. Their names are Lady and Lady.

3.  What's your favorite fish in a lake, river or ocean?
    The coelacanth. I would say sea cucumber, but that's not a fish.

4.  What's your favorite fish story (and that includes the one that got away)?
   
5.  What's your favorite movie about a fish?
     I don't recall ever seeing a movie about a fish. Unless you count The Little Mermaid, but she's not really a fish because fish don't have mammary glands and please don't get me started on that.

6.  What's your favorite book about a fish?
    The Two Thousand-Pound Goldfish by Betsy Byars.

8.  What's your favorite song about a fish?
     I Love Fish, as sung by Guy Haines.
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Post by: elmore3003 on January 21, 2007, 01:30:49 PM
1. What's your favorite fish to eat (and yes, you chefs can include how you like it prepared, and yes that includes shell fish if you like)?
      Grilled salmon or tuna

2.  What's your favorite fish as a pet?
      Piranhas
 
3.  What's your favorite fish in a lake, river or ocean?
      Trout
 
4.  What's your favorite fish story (and that includes the one that got away)?
     On the Road to Mandalay

5.  What's your favorite movie about a fish?
     Finding Nemo, Big Fish

6.  What's your favorite book about a fish?
      Trout Fishing In America

7.  What's your favorite movie about a fish?
     See number 5

8.  What's your favorite song about a fish?
      Three Little fishes
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Post by: Matt H. on January 21, 2007, 01:33:29 PM
Yes, back when I was going to bars on the weekends, I would come home reeking of smoke and immediately have to take a shower. Otherwise, I wouldn't have been able to fall asleep.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 21, 2007, 01:36:54 PM
I finished WILD STRAWBERRIES to begin my afternoon of viewing. Always have a lovely feeling when I watch this movie. I become fonder and fonder of those three young people every time I see the film. I LOVE them!
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Post by: Matt H. on January 21, 2007, 01:39:24 PM
Page Six HOME ON THE RANGE Dance!!!


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Post by: Sandra on January 21, 2007, 01:39:40 PM
I have never smoked and my favorite Dr. Seuss book is And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 21, 2007, 01:45:44 PM
Next, I watched PETE'S DRAGON. This has been sitting unwatched on my shelf for at least five years. I had only seen the film once back in 1977 when it was released, so it was almost like seeing it for the first time in some respects.

I thought then and I think now that the film is at least 30 minutes too long. You have this wonderful cast of character actors, but most of them aren't given anything very interesting to do. I do like some of the songs ("Brazzle Dazzle Day" is my favorite, and the number itself is by far the most inventively staged in the movie).

As for the transfer, the live action stuff looks as good as other Disney films like OLD YELLER and original THE PARENT TRAP when they were ported over to DVD. Rich Technicolor, and the transfer is anamorphic. They've repurposed the sound to make it Dolby Digital 5.1, but it's mostly just spread across the front channels with little surround activity. But the animated dragon Elliott is VERY disappointing on the DVD. While the live action stuff is rich and solid, the animated parts are grainy and look faded in spots, and since Disney was a leader in mixing live action with animation, this is a huge disappointment.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 21, 2007, 01:47:37 PM
I plucked another DVD off the to-watch shelf this afternoon - BILOXI BLUES. I love this play, and I like the film very much, but the DVD transfer isn't anything to write home about.

I only got about 35 minutes in, so I'll finish it when I go back downstairs later.
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Post by: elmore3003 on January 21, 2007, 01:56:03 PM
I had a good time at DREAMGIRLS but at the moment I am totally frustrated with MySpace:
  1.  why wasn't I advised 3 years ago to join as a band member?
  2.  why can't I transfer info or how can I transfer everything?
  3.  why does it tell me I have 29 friends and I only see 28?

Who do I have to blank to fix it all?  Oy!
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Post by: Sandra on January 21, 2007, 02:10:47 PM
My Brother and the Big Can

   Yesterday, my brother --  let's call him Bloogie, because that's what I call him -- and I went on a wacky adventure that is a long story in itself that has absolutely nothing to do with fish or big cans, although it does involve burned pizza, a rather nasty conversation about a camping trip, and an under-construction pita restaurant.

   When we got back to the home environment, our neighbor -- let's call him Marco, because, frankly, I don't know his name -- was standing outside his house. Marco runs a restaurant supply business out of his house, so it's not unusual to see him schlepping a commercial refrigerator or the like up or down his driveway. This time, he had one of those coolers you see at convenience marts with sodas in them. This thing was about three feet tall and looked like a Red Bull can. We got out of Bloogie's truck and Marco called out, "Hi! How's it going?"

   Bloogie called back for everybody on our street to hear, "Great! I love your big can!" And I laughed and laughed.

   About ten minutes later, after we'd gone inside and I was busy drinking a Cherry Coke and Bloogie was doing something on his computer, he suddenly stopped what he was doing and looked up. He asked, "Wait, did I tell a guy I liked his big can?!?"

   I said, "No. You told a guy you LOOOOOVED his big can!" And I laughed and laughed some more.

   And then this morning at church, before Bloogie got there, I put a note in the sound booth where Bloogie runs the sound for the church service. The note said: "I love your BIG CAN." I forgot to take into consideration the fact that Bloogie is not the only person who sits back there.

   This other fellow -- let's call him Pooger -- sits in the sound booth as well although I don't think he actually does anything back there. As soon as Pooger got there, Bloogie handed him the note and said it was from me. Pooger avoided me after that.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 21, 2007, 02:13:34 PM
Heading down now to clean my bathroom, and then finish BILOXI BLUES. After that, probably MISSION IMPOSSIBLE on Blu-ray.
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Post by: Ginny on January 21, 2007, 02:14:55 PM
Just got to see

Heart & Soul:  The Life and Music of Frank Loesser (http://www.loessermovie.org)

on one of our local PBS stations.  I learned a lot and enjoyed it very much.
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Post by: elmore3003 on January 21, 2007, 02:17:23 PM
I just talked to my Dad.  He's feeling much better, and I credit the vibes of all you DRs for speeding his recovery along.  Thank you so much.

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Post by: Ginny on January 21, 2007, 02:22:27 PM
...2.  What's your favorite fish as a pet?...

The summer before I went away to college I worked as a receptionist in a pediatrician's office.  In the waiting room there was a huge aquarium, which I hated helping Penny, the doctor's assistant, clean.  As my going-away present, Penny gave me a fully-outfitted fishbowl with some of those fake fish, the kind suspended on fishing line and weighted.  I left it behind in my bedroom at home and my grandmother came for a prolonged visit.  One night when my parents got home from work, Grandma told them that she thought my fish had died and how were they going to break it to me.  Mom and Dad kept Grandma going for a couple of days before fessing up that the fish were fake.
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Post by: Ginny on January 21, 2007, 02:23:44 PM
I just talked to my Dad.  He's feeling much better, and I credit the vibes of all you DRs for speeding his recovery along.  Thank you so much.

Good news, DR Elmore.  I hope he's staying in out of our yucky weather today.
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Post by: Cillaliz on January 21, 2007, 02:33:59 PM
BK, how did the kid with the trampoline injury do?

DR Cillaliz, what date did you pick to see CURTAINS?

March 1, Thursday Wanna go?  Rupert has hinted he'd like it if I saw it more than once while I'm there, so if there is another time you'd like to see it that weekend, I can always go again. I don't have tickets to anything else yet.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Jeanne on January 21, 2007, 02:41:56 PM
Thanks for your message, Jeanne. My nights this week should afford me plenty of time to dig the info out of the archived posts!

No need. I found it and will email it right now.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: elmore3003 on January 21, 2007, 02:42:52 PM
March 1, Thursday Wanna go?  Rupert has hinted he'd like it if I saw it more than once while I'm there, so if there is another time you'd like to see it that weekend, I can always go again. I don't have tickets to anything else yet.

I was thinking about buying a ticket and going with you.  It all depends on Ohio matters.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Cillaliz on January 21, 2007, 02:46:33 PM
I do not like Dr Seuss books.

I do not like them in a house, I do not like them with a mouse....
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: DearReaderLaura on January 21, 2007, 02:50:05 PM
I loved the Brother and the Big Can Story.

DR Sandra used some of my answers about fish.

1. What's your favorite fish to eat?
Salmon

2.  What's your favorite fish as a pet?
The Ladies, who live in our living room.

3.  What's your favorite fish in a lake, river or ocean?  Bonytail chub and razorback sucker, just because I like saying it.

4.  What's your favorite fish story (and that includes the one that got away)?
Ginny's story about the fake fish and her grandma upset at how to tell her the fish were dead.

5.  What's your favorite movie about a fish?
I have no favorite fish movie

6.  What's your favorite book about a fish?
Jonah

7.  What's your favorite movie about a fish?
None

8.  What's your favorite song about a fish?
"I Love Fish" by Guy Haines. Second favorite is "Fish, Fish, I love fish, every shape and size...." from Vacation Bible School many many years ago.

Bonus Question I added: Which fish do you NOT like?
Crayfish, because they are not native to Arizona, and therefore are a threat to the bonytail chub and razorback sucker (see question 3).
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Cillaliz on January 21, 2007, 02:50:07 PM
I was thinking about buying a ticket and going with you.  It all depends on Ohio matters.

I already have a seat, so I doubt they'd be together. Does anyone else want to go to CURTAINS on March 1? It's only the 3rd night of previews, if that matters to anyone
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Cillaliz on January 21, 2007, 02:52:30 PM
I smoked for 18 years, quit for 6, smoked for 1 quit for 9 months, smoked for 1 month and now have quit for 5 months.  I don't mind smoking being banned indoors. Going outside to smoke was a great way to meet people. I don't like to smell smoke in restaurants etc
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Cillaliz on January 21, 2007, 02:55:04 PM
I already have a seat, so I doubt they'd be together. Does anyone else want to go to CURTAINS on March 1? It's only the 3rd night of previews, if that matters to anyone

Of course, DR Elmore, just because our seats wouldn't be together doesn't mean I don't want to go with you, I would love to.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Cillaliz on January 21, 2007, 02:55:26 PM
VIBES TO OHIO!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~`
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Sandra on January 21, 2007, 03:01:26 PM
Oh, I remember my favorite fish story. One of the four-year-old classes at the preschool has a pet fish named Pegasus. They feed him fish food out of a bottle with a picture of an orange fish on the label. Pegasus himself is sort of white with a blue spot, but the four-year-olds think that if they keep feeding him this food, he will turn orange like the fish in the picture. So every week or so, they gather around the tank and try to see if he's started turning orange yet. I thought about buying an orange fish over Christmas break and pulling the old switch-aroo, but I didn't because I wouldn't know what to do with Pegasus afterwards. Plus I wouldn't be able to get the orange fish to school because the only animals allowed on buses are the seeing-eye variety, and I think I would have a hard time convincing the bus driver that I had a seeing-eye fish.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Sandra on January 21, 2007, 03:03:54 PM

Bonus Question I added: Which fish do you NOT like?
Crayfish, because they are not native to Arizona, and therefore are a threat to the bonytail chub and razorback sucker (see question 3).

I don't not like any fish. (What?)
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: elmore3003 on January 21, 2007, 03:24:00 PM
Of course, DR Elmore, just because our seats wouldn't be together doesn't mean I don't want to go with you, I would love to.

I didn't take it that way.  If I'm in town, we have a date!

I meant to add about DREAMGIRLS that Charlotte didn't know the original show was a Michael Bennett production, so she was quite thrilled when his name came up on screen.  Her mother worked with Bennett on two shows.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Cillaliz on January 21, 2007, 03:44:17 PM
Well so much for the new snowblower.  I awoke to a new 6 1/2 inches of new snow.  I leisurely had breakfast and went out to clen the driveway. I got out the "new" snowblower and nothing. It wouldn't start, wouldn't even try to turn over. I asked my neighbor what he thought. He tried and said he thought it just wasn't going to work. So I said "Let's try the old one" He helped me figure out how to mix the gas with a can of oil I found in the garage and after a little sweet talking to the old machine. It started up and we were off. We both got a big kick out of that.

Since I haven't even had the new one for 10 days, I took it back. The guy at the store tried to start it and said "It's not getting any compression, it's not doing anything " Hello, that's why I brought it back. Anyway, I was pleased, they gave me a full refund, no restocking fee (as the receipt says they can). I was most pleased and have decided that I'm keeping the old one.  
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Cillaliz on January 21, 2007, 03:47:15 PM
Since I was at the mall returning the snowblower, I got a haircut and took a trip to Barnes and Nobel.  I don't like the haircut, but it's ok. It will do for now.  I always go to the same shop and there is only one person I don't particularly like. I didn't see her in there until after I asked to see if I could get in today.  It's ok. It grows fast
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Cillaliz on January 21, 2007, 03:51:01 PM
I must say, as much as I enjoyed the movie last night, there were three or four commercials and numerous trailers. The movie didn't start until 25 minutes after the advertised time. That's just insanity
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Jrand68 on January 21, 2007, 03:51:28 PM
Good news, DR ELMORE.

Good news, DR CILLA LIZ.

Thanks to DR SANDRA for giving us the story of her neighbor, her brother, and the Big Can.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Jrand68 on January 21, 2007, 03:51:49 PM
THE GAME is starting.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: DearReaderLaura on January 21, 2007, 04:21:54 PM
My other favorite fish story is the orange Seeing-Eye Fish.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Jane on January 21, 2007, 04:42:54 PM
I smoked for about twenty-five years, and quitting was one of the hardest things I have ever done.  I have never backslid (backslided?) at all, but that may be tested when Mr. Van Daan has to light up on stage.

In Ashland they make announcement before a play if there will be herbal cigarettes (they never use real ones).  I'm not sure if you are warned before purchasing the tickets.  So far I haven't had a problem with the herbal cigarettes.  

Can you smoke those instead?
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Jane on January 21, 2007, 04:52:20 PM
Elmore-Good news about your father, vibes he continues to feel better.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 21, 2007, 04:52:38 PM
SEVEN!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!SEVEN
SEVEN!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!SEVEN
SEVEN!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!SEVEN
SEVEN!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!SEVEN
SEVEN!!!!!!!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Ginny on January 21, 2007, 04:53:34 PM
So who all's going to Grease Academy tonight?
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Jane on January 21, 2007, 04:54:11 PM
Sandra, regarding the “can” story-ROTFLOL    

One year my brother gave me my only Dr. Seuss book, YERTLE THE TURTLE.  I still have it & it is still my favorite Seuss book.  
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 21, 2007, 04:55:19 PM
Good Evening!

I'm multi-tasking right now: Watching TV ("Deal or No Deal"), checking my e-mail, reading the posts here on HHW, posting here in HHW... and falling asleep.

Whew!

In any case...
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Ginny on January 21, 2007, 04:55:54 PM
The snowplow has finally visited our street and the cross-street nearby.  It only took 12 hours for them to get here ::)
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 21, 2007, 04:56:25 PM
I have a correction from yesterday... The lyric should have read:

So dip me in chocolate and throw me to the lesbians

-Not "feed me to the lesbians".  -Although, it works either way.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 21, 2007, 05:03:42 PM
The auditions went well today - again.  Not a bad turnout either.  And we had truly killer auditionee today.  She did so well, they were tempted to make her an offer then and there.  But since they have one more set of auditions coming up...  Also, it's technically not legal to make an offer on the spot at Equity auditions, so...  Calls to the agent have to be made first.  We shall see...

In any case, I had a good time.  Since it was for Jerry Springer - The Opera people were asked to bring in operatic repertoire, or at least sing a standard in an legit/operatic manner.  Some of the music that was put in front of me challenged me a few times - there's just no such thing as a "simple" piano reduction to a Britten aria/opera.  However, it was nice playing - and hearing - some rep I hadn't played nor heard in a while.  And there were some truly wonderful singers, including a coloratura soprano and a true spinto.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 21, 2007, 05:15:18 PM
Dr JRand - As for the funniest song that was brought in... Hmm...  I'm not sure it was the funniest, but there was a woman I recognized from the first set of auditions I ever played in NYC about 10 years ago.  And I remembered her audition too.  And when she walked in, I wondered if she would do the same audition, and, lo and behold, she did.  It's very hard to describe accurately, but here's an attempt:  She sings "And this is my beloved" from Kismet.  She sings the first phrase.  Then she sings the next phrase but in a different manner.  Then the next phrase... and the next... Each time making an adjustment with each phrase.  It's quite the showcase.  -And the high notes are still there too!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: bk on January 21, 2007, 05:16:37 PM
Back from a great show - indeed, completely sold out, every seat.  Fun audience, they loved the show, and it really couldn't have gone better.  The little cut we made at the end worked brilliantly.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 21, 2007, 05:18:16 PM
Howdy, DR Jose!  I may need your computer expertise this week!

OK - However, tomorrow afternoon/evening is really the only free time I have this week, since I'm heading down to DC (finally) Tuesday-Thursday for the big "sort and trash".  And once I get back, I'm playing tour guide to a friend of mine who's coming up from Florida.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 21, 2007, 05:18:56 PM
bk - Glad to hear the shows went well and were such a success.  Onward and upward.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Cillaliz on January 21, 2007, 05:19:56 PM
I'm watching Grease Academy.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 21, 2007, 05:20:59 PM
Ah - yet more familiar faces at "Grease Academy"... Including one of DR TCB's "favorites", my friend/guy I got this apartment from, Nick.  -Alas, he hasn't been featured so far.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 21, 2007, 05:21:42 PM
OOHHH!!!  Who's the pianist playing for the lessons?!??!?!?

I know the face... And I just can't get his name off the tip of my tongue...

???
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 21, 2007, 05:22:48 PM
SORT OF SPOILER....





Very interested that the songs being featured are the ones from the movie not the original stage version.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 21, 2007, 05:24:22 PM
SORT OF SPOILER (PART 2)....






And do they all have to sing the songs in the same key?  -Since it was free-for-all keys during the initial auditions - with no piano.  
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Miss Karen on January 21, 2007, 05:25:06 PM
The summer before I went away to college I worked as a receptionist in a pediatrician's office.  In the waiting room there was a huge aquarium, which I hated helping Penny, the doctor's assistant, clean.  As my going-away present, Penny gave me a fully-outfitted fishbowl with some of those fake fish, the kind suspended on fishing line and weighted.  I left it behind in my bedroom at home and my grandmother came for a prolonged visit.  One night when my parents got home from work, Grandma told them that she thought my fish had died and how were they going to break it to me.  Mom and Dad kept Grandma going for a couple of days before fessing up that the fish were fake.

 :DGood answer! (this one can also count for your favorite fish story)...
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Cillaliz on January 21, 2007, 05:27:50 PM
SPOILER
















Did you find it interesting that Austin Miller's experience in the Hairspray tour was detailed but for Juliana they just said she was an office temp and she said she felt intimidated by all the good voices in the room?
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Miss Karen on January 21, 2007, 05:27:53 PM
A big Whoop, Yahoo, and Yi-pee-ki-yay!! (and Way to Go!) on the sell-out, Global Moderator. Those are always most exciting...
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: S. Woody White on January 21, 2007, 05:28:02 PM
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Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Cillaliz on January 21, 2007, 05:28:36 PM
Kind of Spoiler





Which one is Nick?
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: S. Woody White on January 21, 2007, 05:29:27 PM
And I'm making Beouf Bourgonionne (or whoever the frag it's spelled!!)

It's in the oven for a long simmer.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: elmore3003 on January 21, 2007, 05:34:48 PM
OK - However, tomorrow afternoon/evening is really the only free time I have this week, since I'm heading down to DC (finally) Tuesday-Thursday for the big "sort and trash".  And once I get back, I'm playing tour guide to a friend of mine who's coming up from Florida.

Tomorrow's out.  Poo!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: elmore3003 on January 21, 2007, 05:36:56 PM
I'm watching Grease Academy.

I'm watching it and wishing I was drunk.  They're singing songs from the film.  will this be another half-assed "let'sreplace the score with the movie" abortion?  It's all so pretentious with the ever charmless Ms Marshall looking soooo serious and the thudding chords and slow motion exits.  It's an audtion, not a fucking execution!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: S. Woody White on January 21, 2007, 05:37:17 PM
I was asked to stay on a couple of extra hours at work today.  And I'm tired, and achy.

I'll have to catch up some other time.  Between getting dinner on the table, and just surviving the day, I'm just not up to anything right now.

Laters (Blame the reference on Jose.)
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 21, 2007, 05:40:08 PM
Which raises a few questions for all the Dear Readers -

Do you smoke?

Have you quit?

What do you think of smoking being banned?

I smoke one cigarette a year.  If that.  It's just something I do, and I usually do it to "shock" someone (who knows I don't smoke).  -And I don't inhale.

I appreciate the smoking ban, however, I wish the law about not smoking within a certain amount of feet of a building's doorway would be enforced.  Some of the office buildings here in NYC actually have markers and signs telling people not to smoke "here".  But there's always people smoking "here".

In Virginia, smoking is still allowed inside more buildings , and, frankly, with the strength of the tobacco lobby, I seriously doubt it will ever get banned in VA.  -Although, some localities have their own bans in certain public spaces.  However, I appreciate the trend that some restauranteurs are starting to ban cigar and cigarette smoking in their dining rooms.  A side of smoke is never a good thing.  And I'm totally baffled by people I see with a forkful of food in one hand, and a cigarette in the other.  YUCK!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 21, 2007, 05:41:53 PM
DR Cillaliz - The one with the nice arms.  ;)
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Miss Karen on January 21, 2007, 05:43:42 PM
Not to speak for my mother as well, but she and I share the same favorite Seuss book:

Horton Hatches the Egg.

Oh, you can speak for me anytime, my child -- as long as you say what you mean, and mean what you say -- and keep your word 100%!   If only all we earthlings could follow Horton's set of ethics....well, come to think of it, I guess that would be boring -- gotta have the drama, that constant struggle of good vs. bad -- oh yeahhh!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 21, 2007, 05:45:11 PM
Let's all wear our Quackers sweaters today....  ;D

Jeanne Bice would be so happy to read that.  :)
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Miss Karen on January 21, 2007, 05:46:35 PM
I'm watching it and wishing I was drunk.  They're singing songs from the film.  will this be another half-assed "let'sreplace the score with the movie" abortion?  It's all so pretentious with the ever charmless Ms Marshall looking soooo serious and the thudding chords and slow motion exits.  It's an audtion, not a fucking execution!

Elmo, my darling, is it time for your meds? :-*
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: François on January 21, 2007, 05:48:22 PM
And I'm making Beouf Bourgonionne (or whoever the frag it's spelled!!)

That spelling... kills me!!

Boeuf Bourguignon.

I hope you... frag the beef before you cook it!

Beef Burgundy is ok spelling too! :)
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: François on January 21, 2007, 05:51:25 PM
-And I don't inhale.


Safe sex hey?!

(Sorry! ;))
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Miss Karen on January 21, 2007, 05:55:58 PM
Hey!! Look!  I'm a full member!  Three stars -- yeaaa!!  What?!  Again, no confetti , no giant cake with BK popping out, no framed certificate?!  ...well, I'm waiting.....
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: elmore3003 on January 21, 2007, 05:57:23 PM
Elmo, my darling, is it time for your meds? :-*

I'm always fraught over pretention, and this is soooo pretentious,  And since I've worked with one of the people of the casting side, it's so stupid!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: François on January 21, 2007, 05:57:24 PM
Hey!! Look!  I'm a full member!  Three stars -- yeaaa!!  What?!  Again, no confetti , no giant cake with BK popping out, no framed certificate?!  ...well, I'm waiting.....

There Won't Be Trumpets! :)
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Sandra on January 21, 2007, 05:57:46 PM
**Throwing confetti**
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Miss Karen on January 21, 2007, 05:59:47 PM
Safe sex hey?!

(Sorry! ;))

Ha-ha-ha!  Don't be sorry -- when the set-up's there -- take it!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: François on January 21, 2007, 06:00:18 PM
**Throwing confetti**

Yeah?!

Who's gonna clean up the mess?! >:(

DR MattH maybe?! ;)
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Miss Karen on January 21, 2007, 06:02:33 PM
I'm always fraught over pretention, and this is soooo pretentious,  And since I've worked with one of the people of the casting side, it's so stupid!

I know, I know, my DR Elmo.  (It's just you used that post on me a few days again, so I've been dying to turn the tables, and ta-tah, you opened the door for me tonight..)...
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: PennyO on January 21, 2007, 06:03:13 PM
Hiya kidz. My sister gets back tonight from the impromptu cruise - I went to Costco to load up the house with groceries. Did 8 miles yesterday, and a quick 4 today. I just may be able to break 7 hours for the LA Marathon on March 4. Or not...

I must say I enjoyed BK's production of The Party Animals the other day. What a good cast - even the kid with the stitches in his leg - such a pro. The others are all marvelous dancers, high-energy performers. It is a cute show - and I think it could work really well in a full season, as the "youth offering" - like at Performance Riverside, that produces 5 mainstage shows a year, and brings in 2 or 3 kidstage things.

Bruce - send your DVD and promo stuff to them for 07-08. They have Charlotte's Web in May this year - yeah, on Cinco de Mayo, of course, instead of something Mexican... who is doing the thinking over there??? My guess: nobody.

Anyhow, though it started late for terrible reasons, I was able to stay and see it. Such a happy show!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: François on January 21, 2007, 06:03:36 PM
Ha-ha-ha!  Don't be sorry -- when the set-up's there -- take it!

Your "full member" comment following my "safe sex" comment are so.... TCBesque!! ;)
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: François on January 21, 2007, 06:05:00 PM
I know, I know, my DR Elmo.  (It's just you used that post on me a few days again, so I've been dying to turn the tables, and ta-tah, you opened the door for me tonight..)...

"Turning the tables" is just spiritism to me!! :)
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 21, 2007, 06:05:26 PM
1. What's your favorite fish to eat (and yes, you chefs can include how you like it prepared, and yes that includes shell fish if you like)?
Grouper (fried), Salmon ("caramelized" Vietnamese style)
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2.  What's your favorite fish as a pet?
I only ever had goldfish, so...
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3.  What's your favorite fish in a lake, river or ocean?
Pike
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4.  What's your favorite fish story (and that includes the one that got away)?
How my mother took me and my brothers to a fish farm to go fishing when were children.  -All these big pools filled with fish.  And we caught nothing!  -Those fish knew how to eat the bait off the hook without getting snagged.  And since you had to pay for each cup of bait... We went through a lot of bait.
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5.  What's your favorite movie about a fish?
"Jaws"
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6.  What's your favorite book about a fish?
"The Old Man and the Sea"
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7.  What's your favorite movie about a fish?
Did I just answer this? ;)
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8.  What's your favorite song about a fish?
"Go With The Flow" from the new Finding Nemo show at Disneyworld.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Miss Karen on January 21, 2007, 06:05:55 PM
Yeah?!

Who's gonna clean up the mess?! >:(

DR MattH maybe?! ;)

Let one of the junior members (how quickly I forget from where I came, huh?)...  It's just that I feel the power...
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 21, 2007, 06:08:06 PM
SORT OF SPOILER (again)...





And like Juliana, there were other actors and actresses at "Grease Academy", but they just chose to list their day job under their name.  ???
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: François on January 21, 2007, 06:08:34 PM
Let one of the junior members (how quickly I forget from where I came, huh?)...  It's just that I feel the power...

Junior members?

You mean janitor members!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Jrand68 on January 21, 2007, 06:08:49 PM
Good Lord, I can only watch one or two football games a year.

Had to miss GREASE...and the game is TIED!!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Jrand68 on January 21, 2007, 06:10:07 PM
DR FRANCOIS - thanks the other week for the YOUR HOST WALT DISNEY info, I did get the DVD and enjoyed it very much.  The final song for "Rainbow Road to Oz" was very cute and I liked it a lot!

It was interesting to see Darlene drive the segment, but not really take part in the songs and dances much.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Cillaliz on January 21, 2007, 06:10:41 PM
SPOILER******************






DR Jose, it appears that good arms aren't enough to get you to the final 12, which apparently aren't really the final 12 or whatever the twist is.....
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 21, 2007, 06:10:45 PM
WHEW!  One guy who I was afraid was going to graduate from "Grease Academy" did not.  Schaudenfreude, baby.  However, I was disappointed with one of their non-selections.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Miss Karen on January 21, 2007, 06:11:21 PM
"Turning the tables" is just spiritism to me!! :)

 Hmmmm -- spiritism "the doctrine or practices of spiritualism."  hmmmmm.  Are you a pagan?
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: François on January 21, 2007, 06:12:38 PM
DR FRANCOIS - thanks the other week for the YOUR HOST WALT DISNEY info, I did get the DVD and enjoyed it very much.  The final song for "Rainbow Road to Oz" was very cute and I liked it a lot!

It was interesting to see Darlene drive the segment, but not really take part in the songs and dances much.

Thank you! I'm glad I could be of some help!

There's a rumor that they may discontinue the "Walt Disney Treasures" dvd series! Dumb!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Miss Karen on January 21, 2007, 06:13:00 PM
Junior members?

You mean janitor members!

Yeah, them too! ;)
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: elmore3003 on January 21, 2007, 06:14:26 PM
SORT OF SPOILER (again)...





And like Juliana, there were other actors and actresses at "Grease Academy", but they just chose to list their day job under their name.  ???

And it looks like the twelve will have to contend with others coming in.  This show's an embarassment to auditions.  I did love it when Ms Marshall supported someone, the Brit had a negative comment about the person, and Ms Marshall swiveled around like a well-oiled gate to his point of view.  I can't believe after her ONCE UPON A MATTRESS broadcast she comes out in public.  But I shouldn't be rude.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Jrand68 on January 21, 2007, 06:16:35 PM
Ballet feet save a touchdown for the other team.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: François on January 21, 2007, 06:17:17 PM
Hmmmm -- spiritism "the doctrine or practices of spiritualism."  hmmmmm.  Are you a pagan?

No, I'm agnostic... and it does not hurt! ;)
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Jrand68 on January 21, 2007, 06:17:38 PM
Thank you! I'm glad I could be of some help!

There's a rumor that they may discontinue the "Walt Disney Treasures" dvd series! Dumb!

LOL....there are several more serials to go!

They could use a couple of more dabs of glue on the paper on the back of the tin though.  ;D
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Jrand68 on January 21, 2007, 06:18:29 PM
And it looks like the twelve will have to contend with others coming in.  This show's an embarassment to auditions.  I did love it when Ms Marshall supported someone, the Brit had a negative comment about the person, and Ms Marshall swiveled around like a well-oiled gate to his point of view.  I can't believe after her ONCE UPON A MATTRESS broadcast she comes out in public.  But I shouldn't be rude.

If you can't say anything nice about people, you come sit next to me.  ;D
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Miss Karen on January 21, 2007, 06:20:14 PM
Your "full member" comment following my "safe sex" comment are so.... TCBesque!! ;)

TCB must be a most charming, witty, and delightful person .... not to mention insightful, intelligent, and all knowing....of course, that's just a hunch.....
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: François on January 21, 2007, 06:21:53 PM
LOL....there are several more serials to go!

They could use a couple of more dabs of glue on the paper on the back of the tin though.  ;D

Oh, I do remove those and frame them!
I'm so... weird!

But I don't have the "Your Host..." one ... yet!

(The info on the back used to be printed on the tin itself for the early issues of the series!)
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: François on January 21, 2007, 06:23:10 PM
TCB must be a most charming, witty, and delightful person .... not to mention insightful, intelligent, and all knowing....of course, that's just a hunch.....


DON'T BE FOOLED!! :o :o ;D ;D
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: François on January 21, 2007, 06:25:54 PM
Courtesy of http://www.cartoonbrew.com/archives/2007_01.html#002640

Who'd ever have thought that CHIP AND DALE (1947) would be a more obscure Disney short than DER FEUHRER'S FACE (1943)? Or that THE TRIAL OF DONALD DUCK (1948) would be harder to see than EDUCATION FOR DEATH (1943)? That's the way it stands now if Disney Home Video has their way.

Word is circulating around the Internet that Disney has put a halt to the series of Walt Disney Treasures, the annual set of archival dvds, packaged in a tin container, hosted and produced by Leonard Maltin. The series was close to releasing every short the company ever produced, but has now stopped short of completing the collection of its most important short subject star, Donald Duck. Wartime cartoons, silent rarities, lost Disneyland footage, the complete run of Silly Symphonies—all this and more have been part of the Walt Disney Treasures during the past six years (click here for a complete list).

For more information on the situation, or if you want to support the effort to keep these DVDs alive, I refer you to this thread on HomeTheaterForum.com.

http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htf/showthread.php?t=249697&page=2


Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Miss Karen on January 21, 2007, 06:26:19 PM
If you can't say anything nice about people, you come sit next to me.  ;D

Hey, that was gonna be my line!  Where are the web police when you need 'em.....
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: George on January 21, 2007, 06:28:08 PM
Looking forward to the pix, DR GEORGE.

I'm home (I didn't go to the concert, though).  Anyway, I got to Tully's last and Ann, Jed, TCB and JMK were all there, chatting away.  We just chatted for a while and then JMK had to get to the concert.  It was a lovely way to waste time on a Sunday afternoon.  So, here's the first picture I took:
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: George on January 21, 2007, 06:28:49 PM
And here's the second (of three) pictures that I took:
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: George on January 21, 2007, 06:29:46 PM
Here's the last picture that I took:
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: elmore3003 on January 21, 2007, 06:29:51 PM
DR Jose, I have to deal with ANNIE GET YOUR GUN Act II tomorrow and then Mr Kevin Spirtas' showcase at 5.  I guess I'll try to coerce DR Cason to help me out via long distance next week.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: elmore3003 on January 21, 2007, 06:31:13 PM
DR George, thanks for the photos!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: George on January 21, 2007, 06:33:45 PM
After that, I went looking to buy a new jacket, but couldn't find anything that I wanted, so I came home.  I'm watching things on my DVR so that I can erase them and record new stuff. :)
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Jrand68 on January 21, 2007, 06:35:00 PM
Tied AGAIN!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: François on January 21, 2007, 06:35:17 PM
And here's the second (of three) pictures that I took:

Hey, why is there so many... garbage cans on this pic?!? :o

I don't believe JMK's conversation could have been that trashy! :)
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Jrand68 on January 21, 2007, 06:36:22 PM
Hey, that was gonna be my line!  Where are the web police when you need 'em.....


Watching the game is my guess!  :D
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: George on January 21, 2007, 06:37:04 PM
DR George, thanks for the photos!

Glad you liked them. ;D I didn't think about asking someone to take a picture of the five of us. ::)
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Jrand68 on January 21, 2007, 06:37:57 PM
Thanks for the pics, DR GEORGE.  Have JedandAnn moved into their new house yet?
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Miss Karen on January 21, 2007, 06:41:11 PM
DON'T BE FOOLED!! :o :o ;D ;D

Okay!  
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: George on January 21, 2007, 06:42:11 PM
Thanks for the pics, DR GEORGE.  Have JedandAnn moved into their new house yet?

Not yet.  I think they close within the next couple of weeks, though.  Pretty exciting for them.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Ginny on January 21, 2007, 06:43:34 PM
Tied AGAIN!

This is a very exciting football game!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Miss Karen on January 21, 2007, 06:43:45 PM
Watching the game is my guess!  :D

...or on a stake-out at Dunkin' Donuts...
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Edisaurus on January 21, 2007, 06:45:37 PM
Just got to see
Heart & Soul:  The Life and Music of Frank Loesser (http://www.loessermovie.org)

Thanks for the link, Ginny. I ordered a copy!

(Research for our Johnny Mercer film...)
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Cillaliz on January 21, 2007, 06:50:59 PM
Gees, I don't think I said Congrats on the good opening to BK....I sure meant to
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Jrand68 on January 21, 2007, 06:54:58 PM
...or on a stake-out at Dunkin' Donuts...

...while watching the game.

And yes DR GINNY - it is a very exciting game.  :o
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Edisaurus on January 21, 2007, 07:01:00 PM
Thanks for the pix, DR George. Nice to see everybody!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Edisaurus on January 21, 2007, 07:01:42 PM
BK, did you tape the show? You can put it in my editing queue! :-)
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Jrand68 on January 21, 2007, 07:03:29 PM
Forget the Colony Theater - here is where the REAL Party Animals are!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Jrand68 on January 21, 2007, 07:05:32 PM
Thanks for the info DRGEORGE...
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: George on January 21, 2007, 07:08:48 PM
Hey!! Look!  I'm a full member!  Three stars -- yeaaa!!  What?!  Again, no confetti , no giant cake with BK popping out, no framed certificate?!  ...well, I'm waiting.....

When it all comes true just the way you planned
It's funny but the bells don't ring
It's a quiet thing.


;)

Congrats...on to the next level!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: George on January 21, 2007, 07:09:23 PM
You're welcome, Edisaurus and JRand!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 21, 2007, 07:09:33 PM
...And I just have to wonder what kind of deal NBC and David Ian made with Actor's Equity in regards to having AEA members being featured on this program.  And now that they've chosen the final 12... And what happens if the winner is not already a member of Equity?  I'm sure they'll be required to join the union, but will they cover the fees and dues?  Or will NBC and David Ian foot the bill?

And what about the actors and actresses who have made it to the final 12 who are already members of Equity?  ...I have to say, knowing just how much work, practice, blood and sweat goes into getting an Equity card nowadays, it sort of feels "wrong" that they would put themselves through this process.  -And if a non-Equity member happens to win the contest, it would just diminish all the hard work the others have done.


-Or something like that.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 21, 2007, 07:12:21 PM
...Watching "Brothers and Sisters"...

GO ABC!!!!!!!!

:)
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: DearReaderLaura on January 21, 2007, 07:12:55 PM
News headline in Phoenix, AZ, today:


Snow flurries all over the Valley

I saw a bit, but thought it was hail. It wasn't as hard as hail, though -- fluffier.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 21, 2007, 07:13:33 PM
[size=10]
!!!!!
DIX
!!!!![/size]
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 21, 2007, 07:14:48 PM
-And that's pronounced "deese" (rhymes with "geese").
;)
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Jrand68 on January 21, 2007, 07:16:09 PM
As Ricky Ricardo would say:

We're on pins and niddles.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Jrand68 on January 21, 2007, 07:17:02 PM
Oh Lordy!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Jrand68 on January 21, 2007, 07:20:39 PM
I am like a rich Native American:

Two Tents.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Jrand68 on January 21, 2007, 07:23:43 PM
Ladies and Gentlemen:

THE COLTS are going to the SUPERBOWL!!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 21, 2007, 07:25:34 PM
OOOHH!!!!

So that was DR Rodzinski's cheering I heard coming from outside a few moments ago!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Ginny on January 21, 2007, 07:28:45 PM
Ladies and Gentlemen:

THE COLTS are going to the SUPERBOWL!!

Whew, some finish!  Congratulations, Colts fans!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: George on January 21, 2007, 07:29:12 PM
Ladies and Gentlemen:

THE COLTS are going to the SUPERBOWL!!

And I should care...why??

;)
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: DearReaderLaura on January 21, 2007, 07:30:32 PM
Congrats, JRand.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: TCB on January 21, 2007, 07:38:03 PM
Ah - yet more familiar faces at "Grease Academy"... Including one of DR TCB's "favorites", my friend/guy I got this apartment from, Nick.  -Alas, he hasn't been featured so far.


Yeah, but does he take his shirt off?
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Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Dan (the Man) on January 21, 2007, 07:39:27 PM
Just returned from my mom's where we tried to burn some photos onto a CD. For the life of us neither she nor I could remember how to do it...she has so many photos on her hard drive that she needs to get them off and onto disks.

That's funny, I went to do exactly the same thing at my sister's tonight.  Except she really didn't have that may pictures to burn.  And we were successful.

Maybe it's not that funny.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Dan (the Man) on January 21, 2007, 07:42:25 PM
I do not like Dr Seuss books.

Would you like them in a box?
Would you like them with a fox?
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Jed on January 21, 2007, 07:45:19 PM
Hooray for the Colts!  After halftime I was afraid I might not have anybody to root for in the Super Bowl.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: George on January 21, 2007, 07:47:27 PM
Would you like them in a tree?
Would you like them in the sea?
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Ginny on January 21, 2007, 07:47:45 PM
George, thanks for the photos of the Tacoma get-together.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 21, 2007, 07:52:58 PM
DR MBarnum - If the pictures are already on the hard-drive, the easy way to do it is to simply drag and drop the files.  Find the directory where the pictures are stored.  Highlight the ones you want to backup, and drag them to the "blank disc" directory.  -Of course, be sure to insert a blank disc into the CD-ROM drive first.  And if they're all in one directory, just drag the directory to the CD "drive".

-And some photo programs have a "burn to disc" option too.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Jennifer on January 21, 2007, 07:53:29 PM
Re: GREASE ACADEMY.


spoilers.




I wonder what the twist will be. I don't really think it would be fair for them to include new people to the final 12. They specifically told the group that one of them would be the new sandy and danny.  If they hadn't made the rules clear then i would not have cared.

As for who they chose, it seemed quite clear that they did not want to take a chance on anyone who might not be able to do it. I really liked that girl ashley (who the co-writer loved).  She had such a star quality to her. But i doubt she could do 8 shows a week and it was clear they were not going to take a chance on her.

SAme with that guy (he was the final one they cut). So obvious they were going to take max over him (since he is one of the most talented).

As for who the chose, I really like juliana. And unlike previous weeks she was really featured a lot. I also like the ballerina (ashley).  And i like laura. I don't recall seeing her before the group number at the end.

As for the guys i like chad. And i do like max. There were a few others they chose who i did not like at all.

And as for the panel (marilu henner, marissa jaret winokur...) what exactly did they do?  They never showed them giving any type of input.

Also does anyone know how voting occurs? Is it online to? I'm curious if it will be US only (like IDOL) or if it will be for everyone (like DANCING WITH THE STARS).
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 21, 2007, 07:53:44 PM
And it was nice seeing the HHW Tacoma Contigent!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: George on January 21, 2007, 07:59:21 PM
George, thanks for the photos of the Tacoma get-together.

You're welcome!  And thanks, Jose!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Jed on January 21, 2007, 08:00:17 PM
I do not smoke.  I have never smoked, other than probably two cigarettes and three or four cigars in my life.  Every couple years I do find that I can enjoy a good cigar, most often tied to some cause for celebration, such as the evening of my college graduation.  I grew up with a cigarette-smoking father (thankfully quit about two years ago... too bad the emphyzema has grabbed some hold anyway), and rather detest the smell that never goes away.

As for the banning of smoking, however...  I didn't mind too much when restaurants went totally non-smoking in Washington state some years ago, but the bars did so last January after a ballot initiative which I voted against.  Sure, I personally much prefer going into bars that are smoke-free, but would much prefer the decision to be so be made by the owner of the establishment rather than the state.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Ginny on January 21, 2007, 08:01:38 PM
This Grease thing wouldn't be nearly so interesting without the insights provided by DRs Jose, Elmore, etc.  I did find tonight's episode the most interesting so far.  Are all these reality/elimination shows so chopped up?  Other than one season of Beauty and the Geek, which I watched with DS Rob ("It's the story of my life, Mom"), this is the first one I've really followed.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: George on January 21, 2007, 08:02:45 PM
Since I didn't get a picture of ME in Tacoma today, here are a couple of pictures of my newly decorated living room.  This is the left side of the room:
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: George on January 21, 2007, 08:04:21 PM
And here's the right side of the room.  The white square is where the wall was cut open and the leaky pipe fixed, then the wall was fixed.  Now I just have to paint it and it's all done!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Miss Karen on January 21, 2007, 08:05:10 PM
Would you like them in a tree?
Would you like them in the sea?

"No, not me.
I do not like those books by Seuss.
No, I do not.
I'd rather eat chocolate mousse,
Than read a book by Seuss.
Or dine on glazed pecan goose,
Instead of reading that ol' Seuss!" ~ JRand56
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 21, 2007, 08:07:34 PM
DR Jennifer -

POSSIBLE SPOILERS











-The panel of celebrity judges were not judges, they were just audience members.  They showed their judgment by their reaction and applause while watching the performers.

-As for the "ringers" being brought in... Well... BK mentioned that "possibility" last week...  So...

-And I've discussed this with a couple of people here in NYC...  Who's to say the winner will actually play all 8 shows each week?  They've only been saying the winner will star in a Broadway show.  It doesn't say for how long, how many performances, or even if there's a guarantee that their contracts will be renewed after their initial stint is up.  I seriously doubt that if it turns out "America" made a mistake, that David Ian would keep a less-than-stellar person in the role(s).  There's always an "out" - on both sides.  -And if recall correctly, when Andrew Lloyd Webber started his "How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?" program, the original prize was to be the alternate/matinee Maria.  -Yes, still a starring role on the West End, just not for every performance.

-And it was "How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?" that was the direct "cause" of "Grease: You're The One That I Want", so... Yet something else we can blame on Andrew Llow Webber.  ;)

*And I don't think I've heard the current London revival of The Sound of Music mentioned at all on "Grease...".   -And David Ian is one of the producers of the that revival.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: DearReaderLaura on January 21, 2007, 08:12:09 PM
Nice place, George!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 21, 2007, 08:13:35 PM
This Grease thing wouldn't be nearly so interesting without the insights provided by DRs Jose, Elmore, etc.  I did find tonight's episode the most interesting so far.  Are all these reality/elimination shows so chopped up?  Other than one season of Beauty and the Geek, which I watched with DS Rob ("It's the story of my life, Mom"), this is the first one I've really followed.

The editing is driving me mad too!  Especially during the songs.  Some very strange cuttings, and they even had some synching issues - "Oh, that's why they went to a long shot."

At least the producers only chose to feature/humiliate a couple of the losers.

*And one of my roomies works with one of the featured losers...  Something tells me it's going to be an interesting week at the restaurant.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Miss Karen on January 21, 2007, 08:13:40 PM
And here's the right side of the room.  The white square is where the wall was cut open and the leaky pipe fixed, then the wall was fixed.  Now I just have to paint it and it's all done!

It looks lovely....But you may need to call the Ghost Busters.  Looks like the ghost of R2D2 is haunting your corner... oh, I just read your cutline about the "hole in your wall" repair -- never mind!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Ginny on January 21, 2007, 08:14:38 PM
Between the weather reports, the Loesser doc, the football play-offs, and Grease Academy, I've watched more TV today than in the whole past week.

Why am I so tired?

'night!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 21, 2007, 08:20:12 PM

ONZE    ONZE
ONZE    ONZE
ONZE    ONZE
ONZE    ONZE
ONZE    ONZE
ONZE    ONZE
ONZE    ONZE
ONZE    ONZE
ONZE    ONZE
ONZE    ONZE
ONZE    ONZE
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 21, 2007, 08:21:19 PM
And on that note - a high G - BELTED!  (I heard a few of those today - WOW!)...

-I'm a bit wiped out myself.. and since I have another early audition session in the morning...

Goodnight.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: George on January 21, 2007, 08:21:42 PM
TCB, if you're interested, click HERE (http://www.amazon.com/Yours-Anne-Enid-Futterman/dp/B000BMSUFE/sr=8-1/qid=1169437145/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/102-7422810-3076119?ie=UTF8&s=music) for the Amazon.com listing for the original cast recording to the musical, Yours, Anne (with audio clips).

Click HERE (http://www.annefrank.com/2_book_cd.htm) and scroll down to see the recording called "I Am Anne Frank" (a song cycle reworked from Yours, Anne) with Andrea Marcovicci and Stephen Bogardus (no audio clips, though).

Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: George on January 21, 2007, 08:22:29 PM
Nice place, George!

Thanks!  I'm really starting to like it...now I just have to clean up my TV room, my extra bedroom, my actual bedroom and my storage unit! ;)
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Matt H. on January 21, 2007, 08:28:20 PM
And from what I understand, that London THE SOUND OF MUSIC is doing very, very well, and they are very welll pleased with the winner of the contest, enough in fact to have extended her contract.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: FJL on January 21, 2007, 08:29:03 PM
Great photos, George.  Nice to see everybody looking so good and having such a great time.  

And a lovely apartment as well.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Matt H. on January 21, 2007, 08:29:54 PM
I finished BILOXI BLUES when I settled back in for some TV. Always enjoy the film, and it was nice to see it again and to now have it in my collection.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Matt H. on January 21, 2007, 08:30:18 PM
Enjoyed the photos, DR George. Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: FJL on January 21, 2007, 08:30:22 PM
ONZE UPON A MATTRESS - a musical about an evening in the backroom at the Continental....oh, never mind
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Cillaliz on January 21, 2007, 08:30:49 PM
I'm outta here too. It's back to the salt mines in the morning. I must be rested.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Miss Karen on January 21, 2007, 08:31:48 PM

As for the banning of smoking, however...  I didn't mind too much when restaurants went totally non-smoking in Washington state some years ago, but the bars did so last January after a ballot initiative which I voted against.  Sure, I personally much prefer going into bars that are smoke-free, but would much prefer the decision to be so be made by the owner of the establishment rather than the state.

Here, here!  Something happened here in our little town.  I don't like to smell like smoke -- or breathe second-hand smoke -- but even more I wouldn't like the government making that decision for me if I owned a bar, so I voted against the initiative here.  I tried smoking in college (to be cool and to be rebellious/shocking -- I went to a Southern Baptist university, so no dancing, drinking or smoking on campus).  But I never developed the taste for it, so after making "my statement," didn't continue.  I don't have an addictive personality...well, I take that back, I'm addicted to sugar......
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Matt H. on January 21, 2007, 08:31:51 PM
Next I put in the first MISSION IMPOSSIBLE on Blu-ray. I only had limited time to watch, so I only got about 20 minutes in, but the Blu-ray transfer is quite nice. No, not as breathtaking in its three dimensionality as MISSION IMPOSSIBLE III, but it's certainly a step up in visual quality from the SD-DVD.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Sandra on January 21, 2007, 08:32:43 PM
I have hiccups.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Matt H. on January 21, 2007, 08:34:37 PM
I enjoyed the GREASE Academy round of the competition, but once again, I was frustrated by not being able to hear everyone sing for an extended period. Hard for us in the audience to be able to judge fairly when you hear only a line or two of a song.

Same with the dance. I would LOVE to have seen the entire routine rather than trying to piece it together from the snippets we were shown throughout the hour.

They kept commenting on the quality of Max's voice, that he was the best singer. Too bad we never got to really hear it thoroughly. I am glad we'll finally have that chance next week.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Miss Karen on January 21, 2007, 08:35:03 PM
something did happen here, but I meant "same thing"
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Miss Karen on January 21, 2007, 08:37:22 PM
I have hiccups.

Take a deep breath (like a big gulp of air), and hold it for 20 seconds...
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: George on January 21, 2007, 08:37:30 PM
I have hiccups.

[size=10]BOO!!![/size]
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: George on January 21, 2007, 08:38:41 PM
Thanks FJL and Matt!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Matt H. on January 21, 2007, 08:39:06 PM
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES interested me only with Gabby's storyline tonight. The Bree/Orson/Alma business is just drudgery to me, and Tom and Lynette's business decision seemed a no-brainer after seeing Lynette at the street fair. The Susan-Ian story seems played out already. We know now she really loves Mike and always will. So, we have to see her twisting in the wind for weeks trying to make it work with Ian and not disappoint him the way his wife did.

Argh!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Sandra on January 21, 2007, 08:39:20 PM
[size=10]BOO!!![/size]

Eek!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Sandra on January 21, 2007, 08:39:43 PM
**Hiccup**
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Matt H. on January 21, 2007, 08:40:41 PM
BROTHERS & SISTERS had another marvelous episode. I love this show!

Marion Ross guest starred as Sally Field's mother, and she was remarkably irritating and in her own expert way turned it around to be very moving by the end of the hour.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: JMK on January 21, 2007, 08:40:54 PM
Remember--George's camera adds (at least) 20 lbs.  Back in February!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Matt H. on January 21, 2007, 08:52:35 PM
Heading down to bed now.

Good night!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: François on January 21, 2007, 09:04:09 PM
ONZE UPON A MATTRESS - a musical about an evening in the backroom at the Continental....oh, never mind

More precisely; a musical about... ball players, a-k-a "I've Got To Pea!"!! :o

Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: DearReaderLaura on January 21, 2007, 09:05:43 PM
I understand that something frightened DR Sandra right out of her hiccups.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: George on January 21, 2007, 09:08:35 PM
Remember--George's camera adds (at least) 20 lbs.  Back in February!

Ooo...I forgot about that. ::)

;)
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Sandra on January 21, 2007, 09:11:45 PM
My mother ran screaming into my room. My brother just about had a heart attack in the next room. And she was loud enough to turn the lamp on, thanks to The Clapper I bought myself for Christmas. But my hiccups are gone.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: FJL on January 21, 2007, 09:38:06 PM
And one for Mother
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: François on January 21, 2007, 09:54:46 PM

D O U Z E !

(Where's Jose when he's needed?!)
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: MBarnum on January 21, 2007, 10:03:09 PM
Back from West Linn.

Lots of posts to catch up with...and DR Sandra has really made me laugh out loud a couple of times!! And so has her mom! LOL!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: bk on January 21, 2007, 10:08:50 PM
How anyone can enjoy this Grease thing is so far beyond me it's not even funny, but different strokes for different folks.  I just find it all so tawdry and pathetic, but different strokes for different folks or, conversely, different folks for different strokes, including Brian Strokes Mitchell.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: bk on January 21, 2007, 10:09:06 PM
Will we never get to page thirteen?
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: bk on January 21, 2007, 10:09:43 PM
Different strokes for different folks.  Grease is NOT the word.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: bk on January 21, 2007, 10:10:12 PM
But, this could be Juliana's big break, and I suspect it's already in the bag and that she knows it.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: bk on January 21, 2007, 10:10:48 PM
On the other hand, I find it vaguely embarrassing.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Sandra on January 21, 2007, 10:13:23 PM
Okay, my work here is done. I need to go to sleep now so I'm awake at preschool tomorrow. We're going to learn the letter K and I know that Kayla has been waiting for this.

Good night and good fish!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: bk on January 21, 2007, 10:29:13 PM
I think I'll check out a DVD - at least I'll start one.  I've done the Brain and Joan Ryan press release, so that's ready to go out as soon as we get them up for preorder on the kritzerland.com site.  
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: bk on January 21, 2007, 10:29:35 PM
The party was fun - lots of camaraderie and even some good eats.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: bk on January 21, 2007, 10:30:21 PM
On the other hand, I basically HATE all reality TV.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: bk on January 21, 2007, 10:30:40 PM
So, don't listen to me.  Different strokes for different folks.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Rodzinski on January 21, 2007, 10:30:46 PM
Ladies and Gentlemen:

THE COLTS are going to the SUPERBOWL!!

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSS!!!!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Rodzinski on January 21, 2007, 10:31:15 PM
OOOHH!!!!

So that was DR Rodzinski's cheering I heard coming from outside a few moments ago!

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSS!!!!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Rodzinski on January 21, 2007, 10:32:14 PM
Whew, some finish!  Congratulations, Colts fans!

Thank you! You are nice to say that, even though your pal Tom Brady had to lose.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: PennyO on January 21, 2007, 10:32:37 PM
Hey, George! nice photos of yer new place! how lovely it looks!

Hiya, BK and Rodz!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Rodzinski on January 21, 2007, 10:33:30 PM
Hooray for the Colts!  After halftime I was afraid I might not have anybody to root for in the Super Bowl.

Thanks Jed. I was there for you and the Seahawks last year. Only the refs did a job on y'all.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: PennyO on January 21, 2007, 10:33:41 PM
Well, I start yet-another college tomorrow evening, on my way to a BA in August. I majored in August years ago, and they will accept all my creds...
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Rodzinski on January 21, 2007, 10:34:01 PM
Hi PennyO!!
So nice to see you!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: PennyO on January 21, 2007, 10:35:02 PM
Late... maybe I'll take my sister's dawg out (OW-SIDE!!! OW-SIDE!!!) and then head off to bed.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: PennyO on January 21, 2007, 10:35:25 PM
Are you still watching some sort of athletic event??
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: PennyO on January 21, 2007, 10:35:44 PM
Yer up late!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: PennyO on January 21, 2007, 10:36:24 PM
And Der Brucer! Wow, it's REALLY late where you are. Whatsa matter? Can't sleep?
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: PennyO on January 21, 2007, 10:37:39 PM
I just looked at this year-old picture of myself - my hair really is MUCh longer now. Almost don't recognize me any more...
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: PennyO on January 21, 2007, 10:38:23 PM
Well, better take this little hound dawg out and hit the rack. Nite, boyz.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Rodzinski on January 21, 2007, 10:40:28 PM
I do not smoke.  I have never smoked, other than probably two cigarettes and three or four cigars in my life.  Every couple years I do find that I can enjoy a good cigar, most often tied to some cause for celebration, such as the evening of my college graduation.  I grew up with a cigarette-smoking father (thankfully quit about two years ago... too bad the emphyzema has grabbed some hold anyway), and rather detest the smell that never goes away.

As for the banning of smoking, however...  I didn't mind too much when restaurants went totally non-smoking in Washington state some years ago, but the bars did so last January after a ballot initiative which I voted against.  Sure, I personally much prefer going into bars that are smoke-free, but would much prefer the decision to be so be made by the owner of the establishment rather than the state.

The reason the decision should not be left in the establishments' hands is it can be successfully argued that the smoke exposure makes these places unsafe for employees.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Rodzinski on January 21, 2007, 10:43:42 PM
Are you still watching some sort of athletic event??

No the game is long over, but it was so intense, and I was so keyed up, that I am not yet able to sleep. Very happy to FINALLY see my team make the Super Bowl.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: George on January 21, 2007, 10:43:42 PM
Hey, George! nice photos of yer new place! how lovely it looks!

Thanks!  It still needs a little work, though...as I've said so many times. ::)

;D
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Rodzinski on January 21, 2007, 10:44:43 PM
Yeah, your place looks cool, George.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Rodzinski on January 21, 2007, 10:47:19 PM
Jose, about the equity thing, there exist a few ways people can do a quick bypass into equity. A guy I know got his card just for getting a job at the Jekyll & Hyde Restuarant. For those not in the know, that is a restaurant where the employees dress up as different spooky characters and whatnot.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Rodzinski on January 21, 2007, 10:47:45 PM
LUCKY 13
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: François on January 21, 2007, 10:56:27 PM

Hey, that's a concept that should be generally used!

Why not create "real tv shows" to select people for... anything, like President of a State and then we'll call in our vote!

Excuse me while I'm vomiting on the ground!

Vomiting Is The Word!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Adriana Patti on January 21, 2007, 11:02:59 PM
But I shouldn't be rude.

Darling, you are such a wonderful person you can be free to be whatever you want!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Adriana Patti on January 21, 2007, 11:03:44 PM
oh my Im on page 9 reading wise...
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Adriana Patti on January 21, 2007, 11:05:40 PM
oy
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Adriana Patti on January 21, 2007, 11:06:35 PM
I am seeing pan's Labyrinth tomarow, mucho excited about it. the best part is I have a gift card to the theater so it's a free movie!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Adriana Patti on January 21, 2007, 11:10:02 PM
After 250 posts life just flys bye, it was only the other night I hit 250 and here I am at 290 without even trying.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: George on January 21, 2007, 11:12:44 PM
Yeah, your place looks cool, George.

Thanks, Rodzinski. :)
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Adriana Patti on January 21, 2007, 11:14:27 PM
Jose, about the equity thing, there exist a few ways people can do a quick bypass into equity. A guy I know got his card just for getting a job at the Jekyll & Hyde Restuarant. For those not in the know, that is a restaurant where the employees dress up as different spooky characters and whatnot.

OMG I LOVE THAT PLACE!!!!!!! The funny part is that the man who was our waiter/butler was just like my friend Dylan so they just bounced jokes and things off eachother and it was a full night of entertainment!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Adriana Patti on January 21, 2007, 11:14:41 PM
I have no new e-mails....
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: DERBRUCER on January 21, 2007, 11:16:42 PM
ONZE UPON A MATTRESS - a musical about an evening in the backroom at the Continental....oh, never mind

Are you sure we didn't meet years ago ::)

der Brucer
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Rodzinski on January 21, 2007, 11:18:41 PM
Must wind down and sleep now. Good night all.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Adriana Patti on January 21, 2007, 11:22:44 PM
wind down!!?? I have a sugar rush from the cast party, there was a chocolate fountain and marshmallows and strawberrys and cake!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Adriana Patti on January 21, 2007, 11:23:13 PM
Maybe I will put on the rest of manchurian candidate before I go to bed.
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: DERBRUCER on January 21, 2007, 11:23:39 PM
The reason the decision should not be left in the establishments' hands is it can be successfully argued that the smoke exposure makes these places unsafe for employees.

And there is a counter argument that so long as the employees are alerted to the situation before hiring, no employer jeopardy should attach.

der Brucer
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Adriana Patti on January 21, 2007, 11:23:47 PM
Be back laters!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: DakotaCelt on January 21, 2007, 11:42:05 PM
My favorite Dr. Suess story is Green eggs and ham
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: DakotaCelt on January 21, 2007, 11:42:35 PM
I like seafood but it is very expensive here. I love shrimp!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: DakotaCelt on January 21, 2007, 11:45:24 PM


WOW!

Yesterday comment of Dakotacelt's question about Three Men & a Baby is providing me my first BIG LAUGH of the day (evening, here!)

Was there a French adaptation of that film????

Well, the French film WAS the original; Disney's version was the American version of it!

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/DVDReviews16/three_men_and_a_cradle_dvd_review.htm

I knew there was a French connection but I was not sure who borrowed from who
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: DakotaCelt on January 21, 2007, 11:49:19 PM
I have never smoked,... I am allergic to ti though
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: DakotaCelt on January 21, 2007, 11:52:26 PM
Congrats TCB on reaching 6000
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: DakotaCelt on January 21, 2007, 11:52:56 PM
Thanks for sharing pictures for your gathering George!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: DERBRUCER on January 21, 2007, 11:52:56 PM
I like seafood but it is very expensive here.

Be patient - if the eco-hysterics are right, Fargo will be a sea port soon and fish will be a lot cheaper.

der Brucer
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: DakotaCelt on January 21, 2007, 11:55:21 PM
Thanks for sharing the pictures George!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: DakotaCelt on January 21, 2007, 11:56:36 PM
My mother ran screaming into my room. My brother just about had a heart attack in the next room. And she was loud enough to turn the lamp on, thanks to The Clapper I bought myself for Christmas. But my hiccups are gone.

LOL

Good job Laura!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: DakotaCelt on January 21, 2007, 11:57:52 PM
Back from West Linn.

Lots of posts to catch up with...and DR Sandra has really made me laugh out loud a couple of times!! And so has her mom! LOL!

I agree MBArnum...

Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: DakotaCelt on January 22, 2007, 12:00:24 AM
Maybe one more post to inch closer to my goal!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Adriana Patti on January 22, 2007, 12:23:31 AM
If your goal is 5785 you would be in luck!
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Adriana Patti on January 22, 2007, 12:23:57 AM
All quiet on the western front....
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Adriana Patti on January 22, 2007, 12:26:10 AM
I am trying to read Jane Eyre, but it not quite catching me....maybe ill try again when I am older...
Title: Re:FISH NOTES
Post by: Adriana Patti on January 22, 2007, 12:26:24 AM
omg! pg 14 dance!!!!