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Title: LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: bk on January 25, 2007, 12:46:50 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes did a bump and grind, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - they're not thinking of link sausages, frankly.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: bk on January 25, 2007, 12:48:06 AM
And the word of the day is: SUSURRUS!
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Post by: bk on January 25, 2007, 12:48:34 AM
And a very happy haineshisway.com birthday to "Temp Worker" Juliana A. Hansen.
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Post by: bk on January 25, 2007, 12:50:27 AM
Welcome four GUESTS!  We're talkin' about breakfast.
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Post by: bk on January 25, 2007, 12:51:38 AM
The telephonic device is silent.  The house is silent except for the whispering sheets of my bed - "Come to bed, come to bed" they whisper.  And soon I shall.

The Whispering Sheets - that's the title of my next novel.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: bk on January 25, 2007, 12:52:01 AM
Du-Par's also has good bacon.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: bk on January 25, 2007, 12:52:31 AM
I may have to go seek out some biscuits and gravy soon.
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Post by: Adriana Patti on January 25, 2007, 12:57:49 AM
now...for the myspace words of warning
(Standard Lite newspaper)
Users of the popular MySpace website have been warned by computer experts that viruses linked to the interactive site, which boasts more than one million regular users, are in circulation.

Experts believe that hackers have hit the hugely popular site and say the viruses in circulation can change settings, delete files, secretly track users' movements online and even damage computers.

They believe that the hackers have hidden dangerous software on the site which means that computers can be attacked unaware to users while they are just viewing pages.
"There is a very real threat to users of MySpace, and in fact we have already seen several MySpace specific viruses emerge," Graham Cluley of computer security company Sophos told the Standard Lite newspaper.

This was discovered the week of December 5th, 2006- I am sure it is fixed by now, but be careful, these things happen more often than not.


MySpace was attacked by the Quickspace worm that abused an alleged "feature" of Apple QuickTime movie files to inject and execute malicious javascript in user profile pages. The malicious code attempted to phish accounts and to offer spyware to an unspecified number of users with obvious hopes of financial gain by the perpetrators. The primary cause that made the attack possible is not a MySpace flaw, but rather an Apple QuickTime feature that is clearly a security vulnerability. (http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/archive-122006.html)
Here's another example: July 19th, 2006
http://blog.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2006/07/myspace_ad_served_adware_to_mo.html
Hacked Ad Seen on MySpace Served Spyware to a Million
An online banner advertisement that ran on MySpace.com and other sites over the past week used a Windows security flaw to infect more than a million users with spyware when people merely browsed the sites with unpatched versions of Windows, according to data collected by iDefense, a Verisign company.

Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Adriana Patti on January 25, 2007, 12:59:30 AM
Also in setting up a possible kritzerland profile be careful of the term's of service

Prohibited activity includes:
-Displaying an advertisement on your profile, or accepting payment or anything of value from a third person in exchange for your performing any commercial activity on or through the MySpace Services on behalf of that person, such as placing commercial content on your profile, posting blogs or bulletins with a commercial purpose, selecting a profile with a commercial purpose as one of your "Top 8" friends, or sending private messages with a commercial purpose;
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Post by: Adriana Patti on January 25, 2007, 12:59:53 AM
ALL Beware of this rule you may not have known about-

MySpace.com reserves the right to restrict the number of emails which a Member may send to other Members in any 24-hour period to a number which MySpace.com deems appropriate in its sole discretion. If you breach this Agreement and send unsolicited bulk email, instant messages or other unsolicited communications of any kind through the MySpace Services, you acknowledge that you will have caused substantial harm to MySpace.com, but that the amount of such harm would be extremely difficult to ascertain. As a reasonable estimation of such harm, you agree to pay MySpace.com $50 for each such unsolicited email or other unsolicited communication you send through the MySpace Services;
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Adriana Patti on January 25, 2007, 01:00:10 AM
Not all cookies are tasty: ( a part of the myspace privacy policy )

Please note that MySpace allows 3rd party advertisers that are presenting advertisements on some of our pages to set and access their cookies on your computer. Advertisers' use of cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not the MySpace Privacy Policy. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement. In this way, ad servers may compile information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw their advertisements and determine which ads are clicked on. This information allows an ad network to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This privacy statement covers the use of cookies by MySpace.com and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Adriana Patti on January 25, 2007, 01:03:32 AM
Just a little knowledge...myspace is a very fragile tool. because there are soo many users the workers cannot look through and test everything fast enough (I know a guy who's job is too look though pages for pornographic material). Since so many people using myspace do not know much about computers and feel safe putting personal info on such a friendly site it is a prime place to gather info and set up hacks and viruses.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Adriana Patti on January 25, 2007, 01:05:13 AM
Breakfast is all about Belgian waffle's from grandma's kitchen
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Post by: Adriana Patti on January 25, 2007, 01:08:36 AM
500 posts ago Bruce was annoyed that his water was frozen
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Adriana Patti on January 25, 2007, 01:08:55 AM
500 of Bruce's post's that is
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Adriana Patti on January 25, 2007, 01:09:20 AM
I have not even posted 500 posts yet....
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Adriana Patti on January 25, 2007, 01:09:43 AM
I have not even posted 355 posts yet....
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Post by: bk on January 25, 2007, 01:20:52 AM
Why am I still up when The Whispering Sheets are calling, calling me.
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Post by: Michael on January 25, 2007, 03:54:11 AM
TOD

Western Omlette, Home Fries, Bagle
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Edisaurus on January 25, 2007, 04:49:57 AM
Du-Par's also has good bacon.

Du-Par's used to have good eggs florentine...mmmm.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Edisaurus on January 25, 2007, 04:51:40 AM
BK---I will be in session until 6PM EST but can talk afterwards. The free week I thought I was having only lasted a day!
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Post by: Edisaurus on January 25, 2007, 04:52:09 AM
Off to work!
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Ben on January 25, 2007, 05:09:04 AM
Good morning. Off to work. The Ford Foundation calls.

Hi, Larry, Bye, Larry!
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Post by: elmore3003 on January 25, 2007, 05:20:24 AM
Good morning, all! Hello and goodbye, DR Ben.  My Toyland colleague has finished his work on THE COAST OF UTOPIA so today we get a little closer to the finish of Volume One of the orchestra score.  Yesterday, I finished the ANNIE GET YOUR GUN mixes.  I had such a great time working with Kirk Bailey that R&H has asked me to work on three more of their shows over the next few months.

In his notes today our Dear Friend BK wrote: Plus, I realized I’d left one track of the track listing on the Brain inlay card – thank goodness I caught that and it is now fixed, as well.  Was it "Saucers In The Sky" which was accidentally left off my rough mix?  Curious minds want to know!

TOD:  Du-Par's! Du-Par's! Du-Par's!  Although Sarabeth's Kitchen around the corner has a wonderful breakfast menu, I think Du-Par's is still the best.

Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Dan (the Man) on January 25, 2007, 05:46:36 AM
TOD:

I'm not a huge fan of big breakfasts, but once in a great while I do like a nice platter of steak 'n' eggs.  Favorite places that serve them:  Brown's, on the boardwalk in Ocean City, NJ, and Olga's Diner, in Marlton, NJ.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Dan (the Man) on January 25, 2007, 05:48:27 AM
I do believe that I once was entertained by a stripper named Link Sausage.  I don't recall if he lived up to his name or not.  But I guess that speaks for itself.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 25, 2007, 05:54:56 AM
Good Morning!

OH!  Gotta move the car...

Laters... (but not much laters...)
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Ben on January 25, 2007, 06:04:43 AM
A good diner breakfast of two eggs over easy, home fries (different from the hash browns you usually get at a Perkins or Embers in Minneapolis), some bacon (not to crisp) whole wheat toast and a bottomless cup of coffee. Mmm, mmm, mmm. Though I can't eat that too often. My doctor objects.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Ben on January 25, 2007, 06:07:03 AM
I will be entertaining friends from Nottingham (actually Gedling, a small town outside of Nottingham) tomorrow. Anthony is on his way out to Long Island because on Saturday our English guests will travel with me out to Centereach for dinner and a good time. They always bring presents from Marks & Spencers (Marks & Sparks in Cockney rhyming slang). A tin of biscuits! Hoo and Ray.
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Post by: Ben on January 25, 2007, 06:08:31 AM
Since I'll be on Long Island Saturday entertaining people I won't be around to wish Music Guy a wonderful and sparkling Birthday. His birthday is Saturday. So here are early birthday wishes. It never hurts to spread your birthday out over a few days  ;D
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 25, 2007, 06:11:54 AM
And one for Gedling!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 25, 2007, 06:14:04 AM
Page Two Dance!!

[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]Everyone do the Alternate Side Parking Shuffle[/move]

[move=right,scroll,6,transparent,100%]Everyone do the Alternate Side Parking Shuffle[/move]
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: DearReaderLaura on January 25, 2007, 06:20:10 AM
I love breakfast. My usual breakfast at home is oatmeal with added oat bran.

My favorite breakfasts I've had are:
DuPar's pancakes

Miss Doughnuts and Bagels in La Verne, CA -- I like the veggie omelet bagel sandwich.

The Roosevelt Hotel on Hollywood Blvd -- I like the veggie omelet.

I gave up breakfast meats years ago -- the first time I failed my cholesterol test.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on January 25, 2007, 06:27:52 AM
My regular breakfast these days is pretty pedestrian--a bowl of Cheerios with a banana and a half glass of orange juice.  It's enough to keep me going until lunch.

I do miss my mid-morning bagel and cream cheese.  Now I just get an apple it they look decent at the little newsshop in the lobby of our building.
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Post by: elmore3003 on January 25, 2007, 06:32:36 AM
And one for Gedling!

Better Gedling than Gelding!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 25, 2007, 06:34:06 AM
As for the Topic of the Day...

My favorite at-home breakfast: Cheddar cheese omelet*, thick-cut pepper bacon, rye toast.  *A couple of years ago, I was experimenting and came up with a "crispy" cheese omelet.  I start off with the cheese in the pan - a non-stick pan - and let it cook/fry gently until it crisps up, then I pour in the eggs.  YUM!

Favorite diner breakfast - Corned beef hash, two eggs (over easy), biscuits.  -Although, good corned beef hash is hard to  find.  -Alas, the worst corned beef I had was at The (beloved) House of Pies.  They used the canned stuff - which is OK - but they microwaved/steamed it.  It actually came to the table runny.  :-\  Best corned beef hash: 3rd Street Diner in Richmond, VA, and/or Good Enough To Eat here in NYC.

Other favorite breakfasts: French Toast, Pumpkin Bread French Toast, Challah French Toast, Cream-cheese and Peaches Stuffed French Toast, etc., etc.  Pancakes and waffles too.

I also like the "bacon, egg and cheese on a bun" sandwiches which are sold all over NYC.  And they usually only cost a buck or two - and you get coffee too!
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 25, 2007, 06:34:55 AM
Oh, and sometimes a bagel and schmear is all I need.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on January 25, 2007, 06:35:08 AM
Ugh!  I just took a mouthful of cold black coffee.

Ugh!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 25, 2007, 06:37:24 AM
And I have to say, the weather men and women have had some very inconsistent forecasts the past couple of days.  Yes, they're all agreeing that it's cold, and that it will get colder.  However, according to the report I heard last night before going to bed, I was expecting to wake up to one to three inches of snow on the ground.  But there were just a few flurries.  And now they're saying we may get a few "snow blasts" today.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 25, 2007, 06:39:51 AM
Tonight and tomorrow is being forecasted as the coldest night and day in two years - we're not getting out of the uppers teens.  And, of course, my friend, Paul, is coming up from Florida for the weekend...  And the last time he was in NYC was two years ago... on the previous coldest night.

-Maybe he needs to stay in Florida.  ;)
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 25, 2007, 06:41:31 AM
And this morning's breakfast...

A bowl of cereal with soy milk, and a cup of green tea.


*Steve really enjoys a good restaurant/diner breakfast, so I'm "saving" up for next week when he's up here.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Ben on January 25, 2007, 06:44:54 AM
My usual breakfast (like some others) is a bowl of oatmeal with raisins. I put something else in also, either Trader Joe's freeze-dried strawberries or blueberries or a banana. I also have a cup of black coffee.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Ben on January 25, 2007, 06:46:45 AM
I was speaking to my friend from Gedling because she called to check about the weather. Even though it gets cold in England, it's unfortunate that tomorrow when she and friends plan a touristy day in NY will be the coldest day of winter so far. It's supposed to jump up to the high 30s on Saturday and Sunday but we will be indoors laughing and eating and drinking. Oh, well. We can go into the back yard if we want fresh air.
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Post by: S. Woody White on January 25, 2007, 06:53:11 AM
And the word of the day is: SUSURRUS!
Casey would waltz
With a strawberry blonde,
But without a band,
The only sound being the SUSURRUS of her chiffon gown
And the light patter of their feet.
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Post by: S. Woody White on January 25, 2007, 06:59:52 AM
...(I know a guy who's job is too look though pages for pornographic material)....
This sounds like a job for...TCBMAN!!!

 ;D
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: S. Woody White on January 25, 2007, 07:03:00 AM
500 posts ago Bruce was annoyed that his water was frozen
His annoyance is nothing compared to what will be heard nationwide when the fruits of said freeze fail to come to market!  I'm already hearing grumbling from the shoppers.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on January 25, 2007, 07:14:12 AM
His annoyance is nothing compared to what will be heard nationwide when the fruits of said freeze fail to come to market!  I'm already hearing grumbling from the shoppers.

Naval oranges were $1.35 a piece last night at Wegman's!
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Post by: Jeanne on January 25, 2007, 07:14:25 AM
Oh, all this talk about food! It's enough to make me hungry--and I just ate! Yes, I had my usual oh-so-virtuous green drink with protein powder--quick, easy, nutritious, and usually sipped while I'm reading my email (bad habit, but who has the time?). Unlike BK, I eat three meals a day, so I take time to enjoy lunch or dinner. Now, if I HAD the time, Belgian waffles or eggs and potatoes would probably be my choice. And I do love fresh-squeezed OJ. And fresh grapefruit.
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Post by: S. Woody White on January 25, 2007, 07:14:38 AM
The best breakfasts I've ever had were in Munich, as part of the hotel where we stayed was a very good restaurant.  They served the very best pastries, the very best charcuterie, and the very best coffee.

Yummers!!!   :D
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Post by: Matt H. on January 25, 2007, 07:19:24 AM
Good morning!

Another absolutely beautiful morning here, but again, it's January and thus very cold. Not supposed to get out of the 40s today, typical for this time of year.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Edisaurus on January 25, 2007, 07:19:30 AM
My usual breakfast (like some others) is a bowl of oatmeal with raisins. I put something else in also, either Trader Joe's freeze-dried strawberries or blueberries or a banana. I also have a cup of black coffee.

Sounds like mine: bowl of organiz flax and oatmeal with dried cranberries and Georgia pecans. That's for the weekdays. The weekends I'm with my DH and we usually go out. I love to cook big brunches for friends. Can't wait until we have a house with a real kitchen!
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: S. Woody White on January 25, 2007, 07:19:57 AM
Here's a really great sausage link! (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0393058298/ruhlmancom)
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Matt H. on January 25, 2007, 07:23:45 AM
I love breakfast food but not in the morning. I really have next to no appetite in the morning and never have. My mother would fix big breakfasts for my father and brother when I was growing up, but it was all I could do to force down a few bites or toast or a doughnut in the morning.

But I love having breakfast food for supper. Scrambled eggs with cheese, bacon, sausage, or Canadian bacon, grits with heaps of real butter, and orange juice. I can't think of a better meal.

Yes, I like all the other things folks noramlly fix, too: waffles, French toast, omelettes; I even like poached eggs.

I just can't eat this stuff early in the morning. I have no taste for any of it until later in the day.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 25, 2007, 07:27:13 AM
Several years ago, I was dating a guy in Hendersonville, NC, about 2 1/2 hours from here in the NC mountains. One Sunday morning, as I was heading out of town after a visit, he took me to Denny's. I always think of Denny's as having perfectly fine but rather generic food.

Well, it was 11 o'clock or maybe a little later, but he ordered this huge breakfast combo for me. I remember it had scrambled eggs, grits, Canadian bacon, popovers with homemade strawberry jam. That was undoubtedly the best breakfast I have ever eaten.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 25, 2007, 07:28:26 AM
I'm having lunch with friends this afternoon, but when I return, I'll have THE KNIGHTS OF PROSPERITY and CSI: NY to watch recorded last night.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 25, 2007, 07:29:27 AM
Tonight, UGLY BETTY and the NBC comedy lineup are reruns, but there are new episodes of GREY'S ANATOMY, SMALLVILLE, SUPERNATURAL, and CSI so there's still plenty to watch.
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Post by: FJL on January 25, 2007, 07:39:07 AM
I also like breakfast foods later in the day.  Breakfast these days is normally coffee and oatmeal, but of course, I more than make up for the missed calories later in the day.

Other than some great breakfasts here at home, though, best breakfast at a resturant-type place was at Cinderella's Castle at Disney World.  Although in all honesty, I'd been awake since 7 am and was treating the 10:30 am meal (which everyone else was treating as breakfast) as my lunch.  All sorts of courses kept coming as they only can at Disney, with Disney characters abounding since we had a three-year-old as part of our party.
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Post by: Jrand69 on January 25, 2007, 07:49:35 AM
I don't eat breakfast.

Happy Birthday, Sandy!  I mean...Juliana!
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Post by: Jrand69 on January 25, 2007, 07:50:15 AM
Molly is here.

I couldn't get onto the site this morning....hmmm....then suddenly, here I am!
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Post by: Jrand69 on January 25, 2007, 07:51:39 AM
Harry Belmont presents Barbara Ann Stanwyck in Bikini Countdown!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 25, 2007, 07:53:01 AM
Welcome back to the Hoosier State, Molly!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 25, 2007, 07:53:25 AM
And one for Miss Molly!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 25, 2007, 07:55:13 AM
Hmm.. I just realized that my scarf and ear-muffs are still down in Virginia, so... I may have to make a run down to Macy's this afternoon.
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Post by: Rodzinski on January 25, 2007, 08:00:58 AM
I got into work an hour ago and it was bright and sunny, and now it is completely overcast.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 25, 2007, 08:04:59 AM
Well, time for me to unpack the four or five boxes of stuff that I should have unpacked two weeks ago...  Better late than never.

Laters...
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Post by: Ginny on January 25, 2007, 08:08:12 AM
Thursday morning greetings!  My workday started with a meeting at Panera, so I had one of my favorite breakfast pastries - a bear claw.  Theirs have lots of sliced almonds (those are good for you, right?) and a slightly orange-flavored glaze.  I only ate half, so will have the other half for breakfast tomorrow.

At home, I like to make pecan waffles and an egg casserole with ham or sausage.  DH Richard likes me to make crepes with a cream cheese filling and warm blueberry topping.

I love to go out for breakfast, to places like First Watch (http://www.firstwatch.com).  Before our Thursday in the Park with Jose last October, several Hainsies/Kimlets went to brunch at Sarabeth's on Central Park South.  There I had one of the best omelets ever - the Garden, with broccoli, corn, carrots, and cheddar cheese.  Yum!
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Post by: Jrand69 on January 25, 2007, 08:10:53 AM
Thanks DR JOSE!  She is napping right now....time difference.

Yes you will need earmuffs and gloves for the next few weeks, at least.
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Post by: Jane on January 25, 2007, 08:10:55 AM
DRLaura-Thank you for the much needed vibes.

Dan(the Man)-Thanks for the weather report & vibes.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Juliana A. Hansen!  Have a lovely day.
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Post by: Jrand69 on January 25, 2007, 08:11:41 AM
T Harrison Belmont presents Barbara Ann Green in Bikini Widow!
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Post by: Matt H. on January 25, 2007, 08:12:37 AM
I need to go get cleaned up for my lunch out later.

WBBL.
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Post by: Miss Karen on January 25, 2007, 08:19:01 AM
DONUTS!!   (Maple-glazed -- heavenly, mmmmmmmm!).  
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on January 25, 2007, 08:19:50 AM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JULIANA A. HANSEN![/move]

Don't forget to get your time sheet signed!
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Post by: Miss Karen on January 25, 2007, 08:24:20 AM
..but if I'm being good, my homemade banana-blueberry-strawberry-milk-yogurt smoothie (which is pretty heavenly, too).  Speaking of which, I think I'll go make myself one right now
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Post by: S. Woody White on January 25, 2007, 08:26:56 AM
To work!

(Where the bakery makes some really great doughnuts!)
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Post by: MBarnum on January 25, 2007, 08:27:57 AM
I missed out on last nights conversation about Steve Cochran...my favorite role of his is the dumb-as-an-ox KKK member tormenting poor Ginger Rogers in STORM WARNING!
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Post by: Jane on January 25, 2007, 08:28:25 AM
Yesterday I read a news report that nuking sponges in the microwave for 2 minutes is the best way to kill germs, better than my usual method of putting them in the dishwasher.

This morning Keith showed me an article that there are some angry people out there who destroyed their microwaves nuking the sponges.  Seems the article forgot to mention the sponges need to be wet before nuking them.  Also to be careful when removing them as they are very hot.

Fortunately I had the sense last night to place our wet sponges on a plate, nuke them, and remove the entire plate using a pot holder.
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Post by: Jrand69 on January 25, 2007, 08:28:57 AM
I forgot about Mr Cochran playing D. Day's husband in that movie, DR MBARNUM.  Yes, very good.

I saw Ms Laurie Mitchell in a movie on TCM this morning...Lord Love a Duck.
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Post by: Jrand69 on January 25, 2007, 08:29:48 AM
The Days of My Sponges

That is a new soap opera on CBS.
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Post by: MBarnum on January 25, 2007, 08:31:34 AM
I love a big, huge breakfast!!!

One of my favorite breakfast places now is a place that DR Musicguy took me to in Hollywood last December....I think it was called The 101 Cafe or something like that.

It was very 50s/60s retro and had a most wonderful scrambled egg topped with sour cream and caviar....man that was good! I went back a few days later and had breakfast there again.
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Post by: MBarnum on January 25, 2007, 08:33:29 AM
I have not yet seen LORD LOVE A DUCK even though it plays all of the time. Was she good in it?
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Post by: Miss Karen on January 25, 2007, 08:33:36 AM
For you AI fans, was it just me, or was that one New York chick last night pulling a Paula?  (The girl that came in wearing the cowboy hat and boots and admitted she couldn't sing -- at least she was honest).  She acted and looked like she was drunk -- most bizarre behavior (which for her to stand out in my memory amongst all the wack-jobs last night says she takes the fruit-loop prize), especially when talking to the camera after her rejection.....or either she forgot to take her meds...but it was more like drunken behavior (...been there, done that, but at least not on national TV, thank goodness)...
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Post by: Jane on January 25, 2007, 08:36:01 AM
JRand, good to hear Molly arrived.  If she is napping now I expect she will be wide awake at bedtime.  
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Post by: Miss Karen on January 25, 2007, 08:36:11 AM
To work!

(Where the bakery makes some really great doughnuts!)

Did someone write DONUTS?!  Maple-glazed?!  Pick one up for me!
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Cillaliz on January 25, 2007, 08:41:11 AM
A good diner breakfast of two eggs over easy, home fries (different from the hash browns you usually get at a Perkins or Embers in Minneapolis), some bacon (not to crisp) whole wheat toast and a bottomless cup of coffee. Mmm, mmm, mmm. Though I can't eat that too often. My doctor objects.

This is my favorite too!!!   I do substitute hash browns if I'm not in a place that I know has good home fries. I've had some really bad one before and I don't like to ruin a good breakfast with bad home fries.  
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: bk on January 25, 2007, 08:46:49 AM


In his notes today our Dear Friend BK wrote: Plus, I realized I’d left one track of the track listing on the Brain inlay card – thank goodness I caught that and it is now fixed, as well.  Was it "Saucers In The Sky" which was accidentally left off my rough mix?  Curious minds want to know!

No, it was one of the "news" incidentals, the third one.  It was in the synopsis, but I left it off the track listing on the inlay card - it was on the CD where it should be and that's how I realized - one more track on the CD than on the listing.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Cillaliz on January 25, 2007, 08:47:09 AM
Yesterday I read a news report that nuking sponges in the microwave for 2 minutes is the best way to kill germs, better than my usual method of putting them in the dishwasher.

This morning Keith showed me an article that there are some angry people out there who destroyed their microwaves nuking the sponges.  Seems the article forgot to mention the sponges need to be wet before nuking them.  Also to be careful when removing them as they are very hot.

Fortunately I had the sense last night to place our wet sponges on a plate, nuke them, and remove the entire plate using a pot holder.


Thanks for the tip. I've gotten in the habit of getting cheap sponges, using them for awhile then throwing them out and getting new ones. This would be a money saver
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: bk on January 25, 2007, 08:50:17 AM
I'm up, I'm up.  The sky is ablaze with blue.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: bk on January 25, 2007, 08:51:53 AM
Julieanne Pogue stopped by this morning with a lovely Xmas present - two interesting-looking DVDs from Merry Olde England - one a musical version of a TV show - Acorn something, and one a history of the English music hall - looking forward to seeing both posthaste.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 25, 2007, 08:52:46 AM
I've caught up.  I've pondered, pored over and pouted a bit.

I've waded through three pages, and I've gotten my knickers wet, so up past my thighs was I into it.

Welcome back, Molly!  JRand...I hope Molly is up to back-and-forth travel.  Be wary of travel restrictions in the summer.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: bk on January 25, 2007, 08:53:14 AM
Had an e-mail this morning from the company that sent the missing package - they've resent, this time insured (the post office and my mail place would NEVER lose an insured package).  So, I should have it in a few days.  
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: bk on January 25, 2007, 08:55:17 AM
Oatmeal isn't just oatmeal anymore - not in any of these stupidly trendy jernts in LA - now it's steel oatmeal or iron oatmeat or wrought iron oatmeal or something like that - does anyone know what I'm talking about?  I've now seen it in about six restaurants here.  Just give me a bowl of oatmeal and leave the trendy to others.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: bk on January 25, 2007, 08:55:54 AM
And one for oatmeal.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 25, 2007, 08:57:41 AM
Last night things first.

American Idol -- what a crappy two hours.  For me, it was a new "low" in a show noted for low moments.  That Jewish cowgirl who could not sing and wanted to be the first Idol who never sang -- NOBODY needed to see or hear or experience that.  It wasn't entertaining.  It wasn't shocking.  It was -- as Fox is wont to be more often than not -- PATHETIC television.

And all the arguing....that girl who had been to Hollywood twice before...and couldn't believe they wouldn't let her go back.  Her singing, for all she said she had worked on it, was terribly affected.  Nothing natural or pure...all of it forced.

I felt really bad for the boy who went in (the Simon/Boy George look-alike) who is a "high singer".  He set himself up for failure by choosing to perform one of Kelly Clarkson's over-the-top "shriek" songs.  He pulled it off shriekingly well....but ho and hum.  

Too much time spent on the gratuitous (paid, and encouraged to act out) no-loads that walked through the audition door.  Again.

Sigh.  
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Miss Karen on January 25, 2007, 08:59:32 AM
And one for oatmeal.

with brown sugar and lots of butter
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 25, 2007, 09:00:40 AM
Thanks for the tip. I've gotten in the habit of getting cheap sponges, using them for awhile then throwing them out and getting new ones. This would be a money saver


Also good to know is that you can de-germify toothbrushes this way, too.  Put your toothbrush on a paper towel and nuke it for a minute.  Kills the germs pronto.  
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 25, 2007, 09:03:08 AM
Unlike L.A., Oakland is gray...today.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 25, 2007, 09:03:53 AM
A layer of fog embraces the city around me, wafting about aimlessly, as if unaware the sun will burn through revealing the blue.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 25, 2007, 09:07:03 AM
Last night's "Medium":

SPOILER

I don't know what the writers are up to, but clearly they aren't thinking much about what the show's strengths are.

The family dynamic with the diorama was great.   But the story....as revealed piece-by-piece in the dreams...was "just a story."  Nothing revelatory.  Nothing that develops tensions, nothing that encourages the little grey cells to do anything other than experience the laying out of the story.  

No audience participation necessary.

Glenn Gordon Caron needs to fire his writers and get some fresh blood.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 25, 2007, 09:14:27 AM
Oatmeal isn't just oatmeal anymore - not in any of these stupidly trendy jernts in LA - now it's steel oatmeal or iron oatmeat or wrought iron oatmeal or something like that - does anyone know what I'm talking about?  I've now seen it in about six restaurants here.  Just give me a bowl of oatmeal and leave the trendy to others.

steel-cut oats = Irish oats = Scotch oats = pinhead oats = coarse-cut oats = steel-cut oatmeal = Irish oatmeal = Scotch oatmeal = pinhead oatmeal = coarse-cut oatmeal = porridge oats = porridge oatmeal     Notes:   These are groats that have been chopped into small pieces.  They're chewier than rolled oats, and grain aficionados often prefer them for hot oatmeal cereals and muesli.   Substitutes:  rolled oats (less chewy, takes less time to cook) OR whole oat groats (takes much longer to cook)
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 25, 2007, 09:15:47 AM
So, Bruce.....be careful when you're "feeling your oats," because you don't know what kind of steel shavings might be lurking about.



Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Edisaurus on January 25, 2007, 09:27:02 AM
steel-cut oats = Irish oats = Scotch oats = pinhead oats = coarse-cut oats = steel-cut oatmeal = Irish oatmeal = Scotch oatmeal = pinhead oatmeal = coarse-cut oatmeal = porridge oats = porridge oatmeal    

I edited an episode for "Good Eats" about oatmeal. The steel cut oats are the ones you want to get the whole benefit of oatmeal. The more processed it is, the less beneficial. So instant oatmeal is convenient but not that helpful...
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 25, 2007, 09:29:26 AM
Teaser:  For those of you predisposed to counting sheep at night when trying to fall asleep, you probably didn't know that 8% of those sheep are apt to be gay!

Do Manboys Dream of  Eclectic Sheep? (http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/25/science/25sheep.html?hp&ex=1169787600&en=9768bd40a991ddee&ei=5094&partner=homepage-)





Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 25, 2007, 09:31:15 AM
(Please pardon the play on the Philip K. Dick novella title "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" -- and anyone who feels dissed by the term "manboys" or anyone who feels excluded by the gender reference).
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 25, 2007, 09:32:45 AM
(and also please pardon anything else I have written or may in the future write that you or those you love may find offensive -- purely unintentional).
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: bk on January 25, 2007, 09:32:51 AM
All I'm saying is that only in the last few months have we seen the words "steel-cut" regarding oatmeal, at least here in LA.  Whether home made, steel-cut, rolled, flattened, kicked, or beaten, it was always just oatmeal.  It's like everything else here - all these trendy little words and things added to what used to be simple dishes.  There was something else I noticed - something called aioli - I'm telling you, I never heard the word aioli until last year and now it's on every menu everywhere.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 25, 2007, 09:33:07 AM
(Unless, of course, I make it clear I meant it).
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 25, 2007, 09:33:20 AM
(In case of which, tough noogies).
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: bk on January 25, 2007, 09:34:07 AM
I cannot describe how blazingly blue the sky is.  Well, I guess I can since I just did.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 25, 2007, 09:35:56 AM
All I'm saying is that only in the last few months have we seen the words "steel-cut" regarding oatmeal, at least here in LA.  Whether home made, steel-cut, rolled, flattened, kicked, or beaten, it was always just oatmeal.  It's like everything else here - all these trendy little words and things added to what used to be simple dishes.  There was something else I noticed - something called aioli - I'm telling you, I never heard the word aioli until last year and now it's on every menu everywhere.

I know what you mean.  I went through a period in the late 1980s when all anyone could do (in NATO) was pepper the conversations with the term "geopolitical"...as if it added depth or immeasurable weight to what was obvious to everyone without the word ever being uttered.

And thus it is with the "trendy" "trendsetters" who have to adopt a word and beat it into the ground as if it were some badge of honor.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 25, 2007, 09:37:47 AM
And does anyone here remember "arugula" being so oft-mentioned as a fundamental element in salads and cooking BEFORE "Into the Woods"?

I mean...seriously....





 :P
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: bk on January 25, 2007, 09:43:32 AM
Yes, the oh, so with it catchphrases are so annoying on every level.  I do love "day one" or "day five"  - it's been around a long time, but I just cringe every time I hear it - I lampoon it whenever and wherever I can.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: bk on January 25, 2007, 09:43:57 AM
Weapons Of Mass Destruction - another of my most loathed phrases.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: bk on January 25, 2007, 09:45:10 AM
What's next?  Iron-cut ham?  Steel-girded pancakes?  Eggs Aioli?  
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: bk on January 25, 2007, 09:51:56 AM
So, I also got the CD rough of The Creature Wasn't Nice - this time with the songs inserted, and the score with the correct track titles, and a couple of tracks edited the way they were in the film.  I'd sent him some stuff I found and that was included at the end of the CD.  I sent him what I thought was a tape with my alternate vocal on I Want To Eat Your Face (I recorded it two ways - the Sinatra version that's in the film, and a character voice).  Well, what the tape I sent him was, in fact, was a demo tape I have no memory of even doing.  I must have done it, since I'm singing on it, but the gal who's singing Cindy's songs isn't Cindy and I don't recognize her voice.  I do do the two voices on I Want To Eat Your Face, so we at least have that.  

The songs as heard in the film (which I sent him separately and which he integrated into the CD where they belong) sound awful - not sure why.  I transfered them from the Bruce Kimmel CD into iTunes and burned him a copy.  I did notice they went in as MPEG audio, which has been happening recently - I changed my preferences to apple loss less, which is basically the CD audio quality of what you're importing - I don't know how the setting got changed to MPEG - I never had it there before.  So, maybe that was the problem.

I'm sending him a tape I found of the songs and hopefully that will be better, and I'm hoping that the alternate vocal may even be on there.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 25, 2007, 09:56:19 AM
Good Afternoon!

Just taking a break from the boxes for some lunch and "my stories".  ;)
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 25, 2007, 09:59:43 AM
RE: Steel-cut oats - Well, they've been around for a while, and I've been eating them for at least 20 years, so...

And you've probably had them at restaurants before, and didn't know it - and they probably weren't labeled that way on the menu.  Some food-service companies send out steel-cut oats for the oatmeal.  Due to their more "toothsome" texture, they can sit in a warming tray/bain-marie for long periods of time without getting so glue-y.  And after they've sat for a while, they basically cook down to the texture of "regular" oatmeal.

So, don't view steel-cut as a four-letter culinary word.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 25, 2007, 10:02:21 AM
And "Eggs Aioli" actually sounds pretty good.  It would be like an Italian version of Eggs Benedict, with the aioli in place of the hollandaise sauce.  -Although, I have had "eggs persillade - with a mixture of chopped parslet and garlic.  And a persillade is a great accompaniment to potatoes, beef and lamb.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: DearReaderLaura on January 25, 2007, 10:03:13 AM
I have seen "root vegetables" on menus. I believe that means carrots, potatoes, rutabagas, and turnips.

But I don't suppose anyone would order "carrots, potatoes, rutabagas, and turnips."
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: DearReaderLaura on January 25, 2007, 10:04:03 AM
I am killing time until I take DS to the doctor for treatments of a sinus infection.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 25, 2007, 10:05:34 AM
And back to oatmeal for a second...

I don't think I've ever seen "rolled oat oatmeal" on a menu?  Have you?
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Dan (the Man) on January 25, 2007, 10:07:32 AM
Good Afternoon!

Just taking a break from the boxes for some lunch and "my stories".  ;)

I miss the weekly recaps of the soaps that used to appear in the Philly Inquirer.  I could sort of follow ALL MY CHILDREN without really having to follow it.

I want to know what's happening with Bianca and the transexual rock star.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Dan (the Man) on January 25, 2007, 10:09:27 AM
Page Five Dance:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/WandaDuck/Life_Asked_Me_To_Dance_by_MusaBianc.jpg)
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 25, 2007, 10:12:30 AM
In any case...

I took a big step over the past couple of hours...  I broke down  the box - and put it in the recycling bin - of the clock radio I bought at least 10 years ago.  And the box of the hand blender I bought five years ago.  And the box of the computer software...  And so, and so on...
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 25, 2007, 10:13:39 AM
...And now back to "The Young & The Restless". ;)
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: FJL on January 25, 2007, 10:25:59 AM
Does "Link Sausages" have anything to do with the fact that reality show discovery Austin Miller played Link in the touring production of HAIRSPRAY?  And should there be "Millie Sausages" in honor of reality show discovery Juliana Hansen?

Just a few thoughts between tax research problems and other sundry matters.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: George on January 25, 2007, 10:49:08 AM
A Very Happy Birthday to Juliana Hansen! ;D

Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Ben on January 25, 2007, 11:00:21 AM
Oh, my, I had a too productive lunch. Since Anthony is on Long Island right now I made a stop at Academy CDs. 6 CDs later I am back at work about to play some of my finds. I got a CD of Annie Dinerman's music. She wrote Child in Me Again, The Lady Down the Hall and other pieces. We met her at a party and she's very nice.

Annie Dinerman (http://www.anniedinerman.com/)

I got a CD with Miss Gracie Fields. We have lots of GF but there are things on this CD that we don't have, including Christoper Robin Saying His Prayers and Roll Along Prairie Moon. For those of you unfamiliar with the lovely Gracie (affectionately called "Our Gracie" by our British brethren) you can check out some quick facts here:

Gracie Fields (http://www.graciefields.freeserve.co.uk/)

I now have a complete collection of the Capitol Sings series. I actually did have  all 20 thanks to former DR Jay who burned a copy of the Johnny Mercer disc for me. I had 19 of the store bought discs (purchased at various used CD places) and 1 burned by Jay. Well, what was in the vocals bin today but the Johnny Mercer disc. For only $6.00 It's now mine. I will put it with the collection and bring the disc Jay burned for me to the office. I now feel complete  ;)

I found a 2-CD set of Ruth Draper monologues. Yesterday we were talking about Miss Draper over dinner with a friend who had actually met her. She was a family friend and he only knew her as Miss Draper or as Aunt Ruth. Later, when he began his performing career, he found out who she was and her fame as a "monologuist". More information about Miss Draper can be found here or at many other sites:

Ruth Draper (http://www.drapermonologues.com/)

I also have the new PS Classics release Charles Sings Strouse. It's a continuation of the series done by the Library of Congress. Other discs include Irving Sings Berlin, Sammy Sings Fain (two volumes), Cole Sings Porter, Frank Sings Loesser, "Yip" Sings Harburg, and Hugh Sings Martin. There are 7 composers so far.

My final purchase is the original, original cast of Salad Days. I have a copy of the revival cast, thanks to DR Rodzinski, but there it was, the original 1954 cast, just waiting to be picked up and caressed and listened to with fervent attention. Thank you Must Close Saturday Records (http://www.must-close-saturday-records.co.uk/html/home.html) (in England).

For lunch I had vanilla yougurt mixed with fruit and Grape Nuts (http://www.kraft.com/100/innovations/grapenuts.html).

With that I must get back to work.

Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Ben on January 25, 2007, 11:10:10 AM
I almost forgot! Since BK and Mr. Moore were talking backwards and in code, Tom(ofOz) here's something for you:

WG

I think you'll know what I mean.

Also, the North American tour has arrived!
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Ginny on January 25, 2007, 11:10:57 AM
My, goodness, DR Ben, you had quite a lunch hour!  And you reminded me that one of my favorite quick & easy breakfasts at home is Dannon Vanilla Yogurt and Grape Nuts.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Ginny on January 25, 2007, 11:13:39 AM
This book (http://www.amazon.com/Summer-at-Tiffany-Marjorie-Hart/dp/0061189529/sr=1-1/qid=1169751088/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/104-4467909-6526321?ie=UTF8&s=books), due out on April 1, sounds like it could be adapted into a musical.  BK?  Fred & Skip?
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 25, 2007, 11:25:46 AM
Oh For those of you unfamiliar with the lovely Gracie (affectionately called "Our Gracie by our British brethren) you can check out some quick facts here:

Gracie Fields (http://www.graciefields.freeserve.co.uk/)

From 1973-77, I was in the Navy and assigned first to Vicenza, Italy, and -- after a five-month 1975 sojourn in Athens, Greece -- Naples, Italy.  During my "mid-70s Italy years" I visited Capri several times a year.

The first time was in 1974, and I stayed in a quaint little hotel off the main piazza called the "Gatto Nero" (Black Cat).

I walked around Capri quite a bit, and spent many wonderful evening hours sitting in the piazza sipping mineral water and wine.  One of the waiters mentioned to me one evening that the British signora was walking in the piazza and he nodded toward a group of people surrounding a diminutive woman whose features I couldn't quite make out.  I asked him "what about" this British signora and he said she was very "famosa" in "Ingleterre"...and a couple at a nearby table informed me she was Gracie Fields.  I later learned, of course, that Ms. Fields had a lovely villa on Capri and loved to entertain.  

I'm certain I've seen the exterior of the villa, but never again had a sighting of Ms. Fields.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: elmore3003 on January 25, 2007, 11:38:15 AM
I almost forgot! Since BK and Mr. Moore were talking backwards and in code, Tom(ofOz) here's something for you:

WG

I think you'll know what I mean.

Also, the North American tour has arrived!

We weren't talking in code!  We just spelled her name backward.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 25, 2007, 11:38:17 AM
Good Afternoon!

All the boxes are unpacked, and most of the "stuff" has been put away.

Ah, progress.

:)
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: elmore3003 on January 25, 2007, 11:39:31 AM
Sometimes moronic press releases amaze me: I just came in and heard the NBC announcer tell viewers that the next broadcast of this moronic and rather(?) tasteless casting session for the imminent GREASE revival will have the auditioners singing for the original Sandy, Olivia Newton John! Does that make Carole Demas the aboriginal Sandy?
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 25, 2007, 11:39:52 AM
And since I need a scarf... And I still haven't used the Gap gift card I got for Christmas...

Laters...
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Edisaurus on January 25, 2007, 12:06:18 PM
I edited an episode for "Good Eats" about oatmeal.

The episode name was "Oat Cuisine".
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Cillaliz on January 25, 2007, 12:12:50 PM
When Keb Mo was in town he said we have the best oatmeal of anywhere he'd been on the road....it was probaby Quaker
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Cillaliz on January 25, 2007, 12:13:38 PM
Either that or he had to REALLY reach for something nice to say...since he keeps coming back to adoring crowds, I don't think that's the case
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Cillaliz on January 25, 2007, 12:14:49 PM
I am working at home this afternoon. Not sure how much work I'll get done. It's the first day I've had where I could do this in over a month, so....I'll get the work done, but it will probably happen later tonight
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Rodzinski on January 25, 2007, 12:19:17 PM
I forgot about Mr Cochran playing D. Day's husband in that movie, DR MBARNUM.  Yes, very good.

I saw Ms Laurie Mitchell in a movie on TCM this morning...Lord Love a Duck.

Mollymock!
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Cillaliz on January 25, 2007, 12:22:00 PM
On the way home I stopped at Younkers downtown. They are closing the downtown store so everything is now 50% off lowest price. I got a couple really nice Cuisinart pans for $20 each and a nice Cuisinart 7 Speed Blender with a glass pitcher for about $35. I've been looking for a new blender and this one is great.  My old one is the same one I got in 1981 when I moved into my first apartment.  It was time. Now I'm looking for good smoothie recipes.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Cillaliz on January 25, 2007, 12:23:01 PM
Better do a little work
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: bk on January 25, 2007, 12:27:04 PM
Back from a jog - will go to the mail place to have a little conversation, then I'll start writing.  I've spent the entire morning getting mp3s of a few Brain songs to the web designer.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Rodzinski on January 25, 2007, 12:29:56 PM
All the breakfast talk had me lead an expedition to IHOP for lunch where I had breakfast-y lunch including sausage links.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: MBarnum on January 25, 2007, 12:30:01 PM
Actress Liz Renay has died. Quite and interesting lady she was.

(http://www.bentmen.com/gallery-motaz/gallery-motaz-Images/5.jpg)

(Rodzinski, remeber her in THE NASTY RABBIT!!)



(http://www.briansdriveintheater.com/cheesecake/lizrenay1thumb.jpg)
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Rodzinski on January 25, 2007, 12:31:06 PM
Nice purchases, Ben. That original SALAD DAYS was my first exposure to the show via a vinyl copy I paid a dollar for at Footlight.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Rodzinski on January 25, 2007, 12:32:36 PM
I don't remember her specifically, MBarnum, but I'm sure she was a zany spy in that.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Edisaurus on January 25, 2007, 12:33:20 PM
Yes, the oh, so with it catchphrases are so annoying on every level.  I do love "day one" or "day five"  - it's been around a long time, but I just cringe every time I hear it - I lampoon it whenever and wherever I can.

Mine is: Mise en scène. Usually I find the person who drops this to be rahther pretentious!
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: MBarnum on January 25, 2007, 12:35:08 PM
Also, Jackie Blaisdell, wife to make-up man and monster maker, Paul Blaisdell, also passed away, in Topanga, California. She had been more or less homebound in the last few years due to having been hit by a car while walking to the market back in the late 1990s.


Here she is with her husband and one of their creations fo the movie VOODOO WOMAN.


(http://bobburns.mycottage.com/albumIMAGES/JblaisdellBurns.jpg)
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: MBarnum on January 25, 2007, 12:35:40 PM
I don't remember her specifically, MBarnum, but I'm sure she was a zany spy in that.

Liz was a zany, well stacked spy in that film! LOL!
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Rodzinski on January 25, 2007, 12:37:13 PM
I never heard of steel oats before, but I know the phenomenon of which you speak, BK. Whether the term existed for centuries or not, it was never a big deal in the world of oatmeal eating. But somehow it become seized upon by marketing types and the term gains a certain cachet until everything without the term is somehow deemed inferior.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Rodzinski on January 25, 2007, 12:38:59 PM
There's a phrase everyone uses these days which I swear was not used much 10 years ago, now people say it relentlessly about anything at all. That phrase is: "It is what it is."
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 25, 2007, 12:48:20 PM
There's a phrase everyone uses these days which I swear was not used much 10 years ago, now people say it relentlessly about anything at all. That phrase is: "It is what it is."

"Spin" irks me to death.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 25, 2007, 12:49:09 PM
"Put a spin on it!"




(Hey, buddy!  Put a spin on THIS!)
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 25, 2007, 12:53:25 PM
While on my last tour in the Navy, I was on USS Kitty Hawk and we had a visitor fly to the ship to assist us in setting up media arrangements for our time in the Persian Gulf.

A list of "demands" was presented to my boss as to what we would be responsible for doing on a daily basis.  My boss never said he wouldn't try to do any of them but expressed concerns about how he would accomplish everything with his 5-man shop.

The visitor said, "You can either help drive, or you can be driven."

My boss looked at him and said, "Is that the new 'phrase'?"

"Yes, and it's very effective," the visitor confirmed.

"Well, on this ship, you'll find there's only one driver.  I ain't it and you ain't it.  And if you try to drive, you're likely get seriously rear-ended."

That was the last we heard of "drive or be driven"...except when my boss wanted to unwind and have a good laugh.

The visitor turned out to be a pretty nice guy, after he saw how effectively my boss and I managed our resources and got things done.  My favorite memory of him, though, is that he left his stateroom -- in only a towel and with a little toiletry kit -- to take a shower in the officer's head near his room.

He came to our office, wet hair and feet and a damp towel wrapped around him -- he had left his key in his room.  We had about six international journalists in the office -- and the office was small -- so we all had a nice chuckle, including him.
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Post by: Jennifer on January 25, 2007, 12:56:50 PM
I haven't read any of the posts today yet to see if anyone has commented on last night's AMERICAN IDOL.

But I was curious if any of the featured singers had an impact on anybody here.

I think the most touching moment for me was the 19 yr old girl whose father did not know she was auditioning. She had told him she was with a friend.

I also liked the story of the best friends. Not sure how much i like either one. But it was cute.

One interesting thing i found out is that there are spoiler sites that can tell you if your favorites have made it to the top 40. I never really realized they did spoilers for AI. I didn't really read it, although i did happen to read the fates of the indian brother and sister from a couple of weeks ago.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 25, 2007, 12:59:56 PM
I haven't read any of the posts today yet to see if anyone has commented on last night's AMERICAN IDOL.

But I was curious if any of the featured singers had an impact on anybody here.

I think the most touching moment for me was the 19 yr old girl whose father did not know she was auditioning. She had told him she was with a friend.

I also liked the story of the best friends. Not sure how much i like either one. But it was cute.

One interesting thing i found out is that there are spoiler sites that can tell you if your favorites have made it to the top 40. I never really realized they did spoilers for AI. I didn't really read it, although i did happen to read the fates of the indian brother and sister from a couple of weeks ago.

The "fates"?
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 25, 2007, 01:01:54 PM
Just like with Survivor, DR Jennifer, there are sites that tell you what's going to happen up to some point.

I've seen a couple of AI sites that purport to name a few of the folks who make it beyond the final 40.

Nothing definitive has come to my attention...and it's all being reported as second-hand information...based on somebody heard this from somebody who knows somebody.

I'm not invested in anyone.  Particularly from last night.

I still have hopes for Sundance and Melinda, but I won't be hearbroken if they don't make the final 12.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 25, 2007, 01:02:53 PM
I keep hoping that, after the final 12 are picked, I won't really care about any of them.

That will free up a bunch of recording time for the next three months.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 25, 2007, 01:15:00 PM
It's been a most unusual afternoon (as opposed to a most unusual day - A DATE WITH JUDY reference). Best friend John and I had lunch today, but he had a long list of errands to run, among them a visit to CompUSA which I hadn't been to for six months, so I said I'd tag along on the errands.

I didn't get home until almost 4 p.m., too late to watch ANYTHING this afternoon on TV.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 25, 2007, 01:19:07 PM
I wanted to shake the Simon lookalike by the shoulders. He had a great voice, very high tenor that he could really have shown off with if he had chosen to do "Sherry" or "Big Girls Don't Cry." But looking overly metrosexual with that high voice that he then took into falsetto from the top of his chest voice (and being a song made famous by a GIRL singer, not to mention Kelly Clarkson) was just asking for a pass from Simon. Wasn't surprised at all he got four no votes even though his voice could have been spectacular had he chosen the right song and saved those super high notes to spring on them at a later date.

If he's got a brain in his head, he's at JERSEY BOYS offices right now auditioning for the producers for an understudy job.

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Post by: Matt H. on January 25, 2007, 01:20:30 PM
As I mentioned last night, I was delighted to see the guy who dropped out last year come back and be given another chance to get through to the semifinals.

I will follow the best friends with GREAT interest; there's an interesting story there brewing about the effect of competition on best friends.
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Post by: bk on January 25, 2007, 01:40:41 PM
Back from my mail place and a long talk with the one reasonable gal there - she apologized for the idiocy of yesterday and spoke with that gal strongly.  I also told her that I'd been a customer for over ten years and that it irks me every time I walk in and see the big sign that offers three free months to new customers who sign up for a year.  I have never gotten even a discount when I pay a whole year in advance.  So, she nicely added three months onto my current year, which means instead of re-upping in April I don't have to until July.  That was nice.
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Post by: bk on January 25, 2007, 01:41:31 PM
I have not written one bloody word - I just can't find five minutes to sit down and concentrate - I now have to go to the post office to ship out some stuff.  Maybe after that, but so much for a whole day of writing.  Perhaps tomorrow.
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Post by: Sandra on January 25, 2007, 01:41:40 PM
Happy Birthday, Sandy!

Thanks! But it's not my birth--

Oh.

Happy birthday Juliana!

And happy birthday to Vixgrandpa!
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Post by: Sandra on January 25, 2007, 01:46:33 PM
My favorite breakfast is cold leftover pizza and a Cherry Coke. And I can't forget Big Bowl of Stuff: Breakfast Edition. And if by "breakfast," you mean "food eaten in the morning," that includes Strawberries and Salsa, which is really good at 2 or 3 a.m.
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Post by: Sandra on January 25, 2007, 01:50:42 PM
I've been pretty anti-orange-juice since Halloween of '99 when I drank a bunch of orange juice and then threw it up. There are a couple stories I could tell in connection with this, but you probably don't want me to.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 25, 2007, 01:52:11 PM
Back from my mail place and a long talk with the one reasonable gal there - she apologized for the idiocy of yesterday and spoke with that gal strongly.  I also told her that I'd been a customer for over ten years and that it irks me every time I walk in and see the big sign that offers three free months to new customers who sign up for a year.  I have never gotten even a discount when I pay a whole year in advance.  So, she nicely added three months onto my current year, which means instead of re-upping in April I don't have to until July.  That was nice.

Which proves the old adage:

It's the squeaky wheel that gets the grease!


:D
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Post by: Sandra on January 25, 2007, 01:52:53 PM
I'm also not very fond of apple juice, but the story behind that is even more disgusting than the vomiting-in-public story behind my orange juice aversion.
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Post by: Sandra on January 25, 2007, 01:53:59 PM
I am my own frenzy. And a strange frenzy it is, too.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 25, 2007, 02:08:09 PM
I wanted to shake the Simon lookalike by the shoulders. He had a great voice, very high tenor that he could really have shown off with if he had chosen to do "Sherry" or "Big Girls Don't Cry." But looking overly metrosexual with that high voice that he then took into falsetto from the top of his chest voice (and being a song made famous by a GIRL singer, not to mention Kelly Clarkson) was just asking for a pass from Simon. Wasn't surprised at all he got four no votes even though his voice could have been spectacular had he chosen the right song and saved those super high notes to spring on them at a later date.

If he's got a brain in his head, he's at JERSEY BOYS offices right now auditioning for the producers for an understudy job.



I don't think he did himself any favors, either.  

And was he wearing just a bit of makeup?
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Post by: Matt H. on January 25, 2007, 02:12:01 PM
I don't think he did himself any favors, either.  

And was he wearing just a bit of makeup?

In high definition, his skin appeared flawless (hair, eyebrows, teeth did, too, which is why I referred to him as a metrosexual), so I think make-up might certainly have been present.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 25, 2007, 02:14:30 PM
I did get a couple of chapters read in HARRY POTTER. His fifth year at the school has already started out so rocky with a week of detention et al. I'm feeling really bad for him (but he's GOT to get that temper in check.)
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Post by: Matt H. on January 25, 2007, 02:15:42 PM
And now, I'm heading downstairs to clean the bedroom areas and finally get to settle in and watch a little TV.

WBBL.
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Post by: Ginny on January 25, 2007, 02:17:13 PM
I've been reading book reviews all afternoon and now it's almost time to go home.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on January 25, 2007, 02:29:51 PM
Sandra, do you want to go for a ride in the car?
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Post by: Sandra on January 25, 2007, 02:33:33 PM
Yes.
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Post by: bk on January 25, 2007, 02:34:05 PM
Yay, I wrote a couple of paragraphs.  Better, I read what I'd written up till now, and after a few fixes, I enjoyed it.
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Post by: bk on January 25, 2007, 02:34:32 PM
I am waiting for a telephonic call.
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Post by: bk on January 25, 2007, 03:20:42 PM
Two pages - that's enough for today, and I'm pleased to be back in the swing of things.

I will say that I have two other ideas that are bursting to get out of my head - short stories, both - I may begin on those, too.
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Post by: td on January 25, 2007, 03:28:39 PM
I'm not a breakfast kind of guy.  Give me a cuppa or two and I'm happy.  Once up and about, I'll grab a muffin (bought fresh, then frozen) from Sam's Club, and any muffin will do.  (Though with thoughts of TCB rolling around my brain, any STUD MUFFIN will do).
Lately, our one cook has been doing a big breakfast pie.  He won't call it a "breakfast pizza," but it contains eggs, ranch dressing, cheddar, jack and provolone cheeses, ham, bacon and sausage.  A couple slices are a great breakfast treat.
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Post by: George on January 25, 2007, 03:29:35 PM
Julieanne Pogue stopped by this morning with a lovely Xmas present - two interesting-looking DVDs from Merry Olde England - one a musical version of a TV show - Acorn something, and one a history of the English music hall - looking forward to seeing both posthaste.

BK, I don't know about the music hall DVD, but the musical must be Acorn Antiques - The Musical (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Acorn-Antiques-Musical-Julie-Walters/dp/B000E98130/sr=8-1/qid=1169765357/ref=sr_1_1/203-3902055-6882310?ie=UTF8&s=dvd).  I just got this last month, myself (but I haven't watched it, yet ::)).

If I rememeber correctly, Tomovoz recommended it. :D
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Post by: bk on January 25, 2007, 03:32:23 PM
That's it - Acorn Antiques - The Musical, with Julie Walters.
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Post by: bk on January 25, 2007, 03:33:12 PM
I shall now shower.  I didn't earlier because I knew I was going to jog.  Then I shall sup and watch a DVD and maybe write another half page tonight.
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Post by: bk on January 25, 2007, 03:34:25 PM
Now, might I ask where in tarnation IS everyone?

So, after all this breakfast talk, should I have a breakfast for dinner?  I wish I could remember where the biscuits and gravy place was, or where they might serve such an item around here.
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Post by: bk on January 25, 2007, 03:35:18 PM
Maybe the Cheesecake Factory does - can't remember, though.  The Cheesecake Factory sounds good to me, but I don't want to wait - even if I went at four-thirty there'd probably be a wait.
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Post by: td on January 25, 2007, 03:36:52 PM
I'm not in tarnation; I'm right here!  (Of course, my other Firefox tabs are perusing myspace).
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Post by: td on January 25, 2007, 03:47:47 PM
and while on myspace, i came across this:
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=1583455608 (http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=1583455608)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 25, 2007, 03:57:40 PM
Good Evening!

Back from The Gap...  Which had absolutely no winter clothing on display, nor for sale - well, a couple of ugly sweaters on the Clearance Sale racks.  So, I still have a gift card to use up.  *And I went to three different locations - all within blocks of each other.  *And when did the Gap become "expensive"?  $86.00 for a hooded sweatshirt?!?!?!

So, I went over to Macy's.  Mission accomplished there, and I made sure to check in at the Customer Service desk before making my purchase so that I could get that 11% off voucher they give to out-or-towners.  Note to self: keep your Virginia driver's license in your wallet.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 25, 2007, 03:58:53 PM
DR td - Thanks for the link to that clip.  I had heard about that, and had meant to track it down somewhere.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 25, 2007, 04:04:20 PM
...And when did the Peanut Butter Creme Double-Stuf Oreos come out?

...And why did they have to be on sale at the supermarket?

;)
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Post by: elmore3003 on January 25, 2007, 04:08:45 PM
Is anyone besides me watching IN THE CITY on BBC America tonight?  The British title was HOLLYOAKS IN THE CITY, but they've dropped the first word and the ads feature three 20-something ladies, so they're pushing a SEX IN THE CITY resemblance.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 25, 2007, 04:10:21 PM
bk - Fred 62 in Los Feliz has pretty good biscuits and gravy.

*And I don't think I've ever spotted biscuits and gravy on a Cheesecake Factory menu, although, they might be on their weekend brunch menu.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 25, 2007, 04:14:46 PM
Hmmm... Ian "AI" Bernardo is on "Extra" right now.. And he just "interviewed" fellow reject and non-singer, Sarah... Ugh!

However, he did admit to having collagen injections in his lips before going auditioning for AI, and that his father is humiliated.

Let's hope his 15 minutes come to an end soon.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on January 25, 2007, 04:23:38 PM
Sandra, do you want to go for a ride in the car?

Hmmm...I think I've heard this trick pulled before....
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Post by: S. Woody White on January 25, 2007, 04:40:51 PM
Oatmeal isn't just oatmeal anymore - not in any of these stupidly trendy jernts in LA - now it's steel oatmeal or iron oatmeat or wrought iron oatmeal or something like that - does anyone know what I'm talking about?  I've now seen it in about six restaurants here.  Just give me a bowl of oatmeal and leave the trendy to others.
Not as trendy as you might think, esteemed BK.  Steel cut oats have a different texture than the rolled oats you're probably used to.  Steel cut oats are thicker, for one thing, and require overnight soaking, something the rolled oats don't require (making the rolled oats more "instant").  As a result, the steel cut oats also contain more fiber.  

The process has been around for quite some time.  The only thing "trendy" about steel cut oats is that people are now discovering it as an alternative to the over-processed rolled oats, which was the only product available to most people for a long while.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on January 25, 2007, 04:41:04 PM
Lol -- we called it "Family Fun Night," and it was flu shots.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on January 25, 2007, 04:46:31 PM
I am so proud. My city just spent $15,000 making a model of downtown out of Jell-o. The clear buildings are buildings that don't exist.
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Post by: S. Woody White on January 25, 2007, 04:47:01 PM
I edited an episode for "Good Eats" about oatmeal. The steel cut oats are the ones you want to get the whole benefit of oatmeal. The more processed it is, the less beneficial. So instant oatmeal is convenient but not that helpful...
Available on DVD from the Food Network.  The DVD is titled Breakfast Eats 2, and contains the episodes Oat Cuisine, Yogurt: Good Milk Gone Bad, and True Brew Mr. Tea.  (The Oat Cuisine episode includes recipes for steel cut oatmeal, overnight oatmeal, granola, and haggis.   :o)
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Post by: Edisaurus on January 25, 2007, 04:51:09 PM
I am so proud. My city just spent $15,000 making a model of downtown out of Jell-o. The clear buildings are buildings that don't exist.

There's always room for Scottsdale!
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Post by: Edisaurus on January 25, 2007, 04:54:14 PM
Available on DVD from the Food Network.  The DVD is titled Breakfast Eats 2, and containes the episodes Oat Cuisine, Yogurt: Good Milk Gone Bad, and True Brew Mr. Tea.  (The Oat Cuisine episode includes recipes for steel cut oatmeal, overnight oatmeal, granola, and haggis.   :o)

When we were working on it, Alton told me that if you ate nothing but salmon, oatmeal and leafy green vegetables, he thought you could live forever! He also gave me directions for how to smoke salmon in a cardboard box. (A bonus of this apparently was that if you had a dog, it would eat the cardboard afterwards.)
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Post by: S. Woody White on January 25, 2007, 05:01:41 PM
All I'm saying is that only in the last few months have we seen the words "steel-cut" regarding oatmeal, at least here in LA.  Whether home made, steel-cut, rolled, flattened, kicked, or beaten, it was always just oatmeal.  It's like everything else here - all these trendy little words and things added to what used to be simple dishes.  There was something else I noticed - something called aioli - I'm telling you, I never heard the word aioli until last year and now it's on every menu everywhere.
This just means that LA is finally catching up with the rest of the world.

Part of this labeling that you're noticing is due to people wanting to know where their food is coming from.  This is a good thing in many ways, because it means they are paying attention to how their food has been processed before it gets to their table.  Knowing how the oatmeal was processed is becoming important to more people that it was before.

It's like seeing something labeled as a "free range chicken."  A chicken is a chicken, right?  Not so fast.  Most of the chickens that we are eating these days have been raised in gigantic barns, in very small pens, where all they do is gorge themselves on grain while waiting to have their necks wrung.  The grain they eat is loaded with chemicals to make them grow faster, chemicals to keep them healthy, chemicals to make their breasts get big and fat.

In comparison, a free range chicken has been raised in a yard or a field, feeding on not just grain, but bugs and other juicy tidbits.  Because they have been given range, they don't need all the chemicals.  The result is a chicken that tastes more like chicken, rather than the cardboardy mush you find in most supermarkets these days.

But beware!  Federal regulations only mandate that the chickens be "given access to the yard."  This means that, in some cases (and more than I care to admit) the birds were kept in those same barns for the first five weeks of their lives ("the better to keep them safe from disease" is the excuse given), and then their pens only have one small door leading to the outside, which the birds usually never discover, and since chickens aren't known for their curiosity never use even when they do find said door.  So some of the birds being labeled as "free range" have, in fact, never ranged at all.
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Post by: S. Woody White on January 25, 2007, 05:06:15 PM
When we were working on it, Alton told me that if you ate nothing but salmon, oatmeal and leafy green vegetables, he thought you could live forever! He also gave me directions for how to smoke salmon in a cardboard box. (A bonus of this apparently was that if you had a dog, it would eat the cardboard afterwards.)
The episode with the cardboard box smoker was one of the first to be released on DVD - Hooked and Cooked.  Episodes included are Where There's Smoke There's Fish, Tuna: The Other Red Meat, and Hook, Line and Dinner.

Fletcher, the Dalmatian, would probably eat the cardboard.  Lots of fiber in his diet.  But he's still fat.
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Post by: S. Woody White on January 25, 2007, 05:08:20 PM
Oh, the eggs from free-range chickens (the real ones, not the ones the feds are letting slip through) taste more like real eggs than the eggs you more generally find in the supermarket.  For the same reasons.
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Post by: S. Woody White on January 25, 2007, 05:12:17 PM
And does anyone here remember "arugula" being so oft-mentioned as a fundamental element in salads and cooking BEFORE "Into the Woods"?

I mean...seriously....





 :P
Arugula, a.k.a. Rocket.  Sure.
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Post by: S. Woody White on January 25, 2007, 05:16:55 PM
What's next?  Iron-cut ham?  Steel-girded pancakes?  Eggs Aioli?  
Aioli is a garlicky mayonnaise.  Mayo is made from eggs and oil.  Eggs Aioli would be like gilding the lily with more lily...

Wait a sec.  Garlic is a member of the lily family.  So maybe it really WOULD be like gilding the lily with more lily!

The real question would be, eggs cooked how, exactly, and then served with an aioli.  It could be quite tasty!
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Post by: Jane on January 25, 2007, 05:18:44 PM
All I'm saying is that only in the last few months have we seen the words "steel-cut" regarding oatmeal, at least here in LA.  Whether home made, steel-cut, rolled, flattened, kicked, or beaten, it was always just oatmeal.  It's like everything else here - all these trendy little words and things added to what used to be simple dishes.  There was something else I noticed - something called aioli - I'm telling you, I never heard the word aioli until last year and now it's on every menu everywhere.

I think the trendy restaurants just discovered good quality oats, they have been around a long, long time.  Hotel restaurants often have them on the menu.

Bryan prefers oats that take 45 minutes to prepare.  I can’t remember if it is stone oats or steel oats.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 25, 2007, 05:31:17 PM
Aioli is a garlicky mayonnaise.  Mayo is made from eggs and oil.  Eggs Aioli would be like gilding the lily with more lily...

Wait a sec.  Garlic is a member of the lily family.  So maybe it really WOULD be like gilding the lily with more lily!

The real question would be, eggs cooked how, exactly, and then served with an aioli.  It could be quite tasty!

Actually, now that I think of it, I've had an antipasti - or maybe it was a tapas - of hard-boiled eggs served with aioli.  Quite good.
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Post by: S. Woody White on January 25, 2007, 05:34:03 PM
That sounds more like a tapas than an antipasti.

Oops, we're talking trendy food again!  Has our esteemed BK yet heard of tapas?  Does tapas exist in LA?
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Post by: Cillaliz on January 25, 2007, 05:41:24 PM
I had the most woderful drink tonight - orange juice, fresh strawberries, fresh blue berries and a banana in the new blender. It was extremely yummy.
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Post by: Sandra on January 25, 2007, 05:41:41 PM
I am so proud. My city just spent $15,000 making a model of downtown out of Jell-o. The clear buildings are buildings that don't exist.

If this lady gets $15,000 for a Jell-o city, how much do you think I could get for my pretzel kingdom? Mom, remember when I told you about the pretzel kingdom? I think you rolled your eyes.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 25, 2007, 05:42:22 PM
I had the most woderful drink tonight - orange juice, fresh strawberries, fresh blue berries and a banana in the new blender. It was extremely yummy.

You forgot the coconut rum.

;)
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Post by: George on January 25, 2007, 05:53:34 PM
BK, on www.kritzerland.com, in the photo/video gallery, you have five video clips from the "Simply Sondheim" tribute concert.  But I was perusing Youtube.com and came across THIS (http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=sartists) bunch of video clips!  They all have the Kritzerland name on them, but there are four clips from the show...in addition to the original Kritzerland five!  The descriptions for the videos say that more information is at www.a-jproductions.net.  Did you know about this?  Did anyone else know about this?? Just curious. :)

(Is there no possibility for an official DVD release? ::))

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Post by: S. Woody White on January 25, 2007, 06:07:25 PM
Der Brucer is late returning from the Eastern Shore, taking care of the grandlads.  He was supposed to be home an hour ago.

I just hope he isn't having trouble because of the weather.  We've had a few flurries around here, which means probably more where he's been.
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Post by: Jennifer on January 25, 2007, 06:07:55 PM
spoilers from american idol re: which of the indian siblings made it to the finals.

Just like with Survivor, DR Jennifer, there are sites that tell you what's going to happen up to some point.

I've seen a couple of AI sites that purport to name a few of the folks who make it beyond the final 40.

Nothing definitive has come to my attention...and it's all being reported as second-hand information...based on somebody heard this from somebody who knows somebody.



As i said i wasn't looking for the spoiler info. I didn't post it above because i didn't want to spoil the results for anyone. I'll bet though that theamazingracesucks AI board has a lot of info.

Anyhow i'm not sure where the info i had was coming from. But they definitely know who is in and who is out. I'll bet the televisionwithoutpity AI board has good spoilers too.

Anyhow for the indian siblings. The brother (who simon preferred) made it through and the sister was eliminated on the last day. There was also somewhere the mentioned there might be a top 40 being reduced to top 24 (that maybe we will get to vote on??)

I hope that they really show us a lot of the top 40. I always feel that the contestants who are featured prominently have a very unfair advantage. There people already have many fans.
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Post by: elmore3003 on January 25, 2007, 06:15:42 PM
I had the most woderful drink tonight - orange juice, fresh strawberries, fresh blue berries and a banana in the new blender. It was extremely yummy.

No rum?
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Post by: elmore3003 on January 25, 2007, 06:17:19 PM
BK, on www.kritzerland.com, in the photo/video gallery, you have five video clips from the "Simply Sondheim" tribute concert.  But I was perusing Youtube.com and came across THIS (http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=sartists) bunch of video clips!  They all have the Kritzerland name on them, but there are four clips from the show...in addition to the original Kritzerland five!  The descriptions for the videos say that more information is at www.a-jproductions.net.  Did you know about this?  Did anyone else know about this?? Just curious. :)

(Is there no possibility for an official DVD release? ::))



Oh, God, I hope not!  Some of those performers are hard enough to listen to without the visuals!
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Post by: elmore3003 on January 25, 2007, 06:17:57 PM
Although I would like to see the clips of Mr Haines and his number.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 25, 2007, 06:18:30 PM
spoilers from american idol re: which of the indian siblings made it to the finals.As i said i wasn't looking for the spoiler info. I didn't post it above because i didn't want to spoil the results for anyone. I'll bet though that theamazingracesucks AI board has a lot of info.

Anyhow for the indian siblings. The brother (who simon preferred) made it through and the sister was eliminated on the last day. There was also somewhere the mentioned there might be a top 40 being reduced to top 24 (that maybe we will get to vote on??)


Ummmmm.....

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is a better way of alerting folks to "spoilers."  I didn't get that you would be posting a spoiler...until I stumbled over it.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: François on January 25, 2007, 06:26:50 PM
BK, on www.kritzerland.com, in the photo/video gallery, you have five video clips from the "Simply Sondheim" tribute concert.  But I was perusing Youtube.com and came across THIS (http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=sartists) bunch of video clips!  They all have the Kritzerland name on them, but there are four clips from the show...in addition to the original Kritzerland five!  The descriptions for the videos say that more information is at www.a-jproductions.net.  Did you know about this?  Did anyone else know about this?? Just curious. :)

(Is there no possibility for an official DVD release? ::))



Thanks for the link, DR George!

As far as I remember, when I alluded about a dvd release, BK gave a vehement "NO!"

That said, that young Miss Hanna Rose Kornfeld is plain terrific in the sung and danced Back In Business! Go girl go!
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Jane on January 25, 2007, 06:31:03 PM
I finally got around reading the Parade magazine that comes in the Sunday paper.  I originally passed over this little blurb “CDS ALMOST FAMOUS”.  I’m so glad I returned to it.

Highlighted is Annie Stela, Craig’s classmates since 2nd grade, sister of Bryan’s best friend, and our neighbor.  It was very exciting to read about her, and to see her photo in the paper.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: François on January 25, 2007, 06:32:21 PM
Although I would like to see the clips of Mr Haines and his number.

With his face hidden by balloons? ;)
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Post by: Edisaurus on January 25, 2007, 06:37:02 PM
I was perusing Youtube.com

They finally took "The Internationale" off. But not before we got flamed by people who didn't believe we were the filmmakers. Oy.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: George on January 25, 2007, 06:42:36 PM
Thanks for the link, DR George!

As far as I remember, when I alluded about a dvd release, BK gave a vehement "NO!"

Hmmm...now that you mention it, that does sound familiar. ::)

Oh, well.

Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: George on January 25, 2007, 06:43:08 PM
And now, it's off to rehearsal.  Be back later!
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Post by: TCB on January 25, 2007, 07:24:11 PM
And the word of the day is: SUSURRUS!


Is that the sequel to SEUSSICAL?
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 25, 2007, 07:30:29 PM
Is that the sequel to SEUSSICAL?

Actually, I think it was the prequel.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: bk on January 25, 2007, 08:17:46 PM
Oh, God, I hope not!  Some of those performers are hard enough to listen to without the visuals!

The clips on youtube were put there by the producer of the event, which is a-j productions.  No, no DVD can be released commercially.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: bk on January 25, 2007, 08:18:09 PM
Will we never get to page nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, and fourteen.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Matt H. on January 25, 2007, 08:20:33 PM
Was able to get caught up on last night's TV before tonght's began. Luckily for me, there wasn't much from last night.

I began with the fun new comedy THE KNIGHTS OF PROSPERITY. The characters and their interrelationships have really grown on me. I find them funny and charming and a little sad, too. Their epic trip to Atlantic City was a fun outing.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 25, 2007, 08:25:11 PM
Next was CSI: NY, a sad story about the murder of a transvestite. A pretty easy case to solve. There was also another murder using a skateboard as a weapon. It was a trickier mystery with a couple of eye-opening developments.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 25, 2007, 08:26:21 PM
Tonight's SMALLVILLE had a perplexing episode that was very engrossing but I couldn't figure out for the longest time where it was heading. Very ingenious plot and definitely different from the norm with this show.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 25, 2007, 08:27:40 PM
GREY'S ANATOMY: what can I say? Made me cry twice. Had a funny moment or two and several very touching ones along with big surprises at the end of the hour - grand cliffhangers.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Matt H. on January 25, 2007, 08:30:28 PM
And tonight's CSI had an unusual story





















where Catherine and Michael (Grissom's sub) faked a crime scene and arrested a different person to draw out the guilty party who would then think he was safe and come out of hiding. Trouble was that the rest of the team was alerted what they were up to, and a couple of CSIs felt betrayed by the lack of trust. This spells some definite problems down the road.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Matt H. on January 25, 2007, 08:33:04 PM
I also had time to watch about an hour of NIGHT OF THE DEMON/CURSE OF THE DEMON. Was Dana Andrews' entire dislogue track looped? Every word out of his mouth seems to have been studio dubbed.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Matt H. on January 25, 2007, 09:11:07 PM
Heading off to bed now.

Good night!
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: FJL on January 25, 2007, 09:11:47 PM
i hear it's a little chilly out.

:)
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: FJL on January 25, 2007, 09:12:21 PM
But not so cold that we can't make it to page 9.
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Post by: FJL on January 25, 2007, 09:14:04 PM
Any buzz on LEGALLY BLONDE from our West Coast people?  (It started previews in San Francisco two nights ago.)
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: FJL on January 25, 2007, 09:14:29 PM
Almost there...
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: FJL on January 25, 2007, 09:14:44 PM
Are we there yet?
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: FJL on January 25, 2007, 09:15:16 PM
And one for Bruiser
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: FJL on January 25, 2007, 09:15:49 PM
IIRC, wasn't Bruiser the name of the cute little dog in Legally Blonde?
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: bk on January 25, 2007, 09:24:05 PM
Watching a motion picture on DVD.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: FJL on January 25, 2007, 09:30:05 PM
There will be two shows using the word "bruise" on Broadway this season:

"I'm gonna bruise you...You're gonna be my bruise" from SPRING AWAKENING

Bruiser the Dog from LEGALLY BLONDE

I'll bet no one's made that connection on any other internet site so far.  Cutting edge, or at least bruising edge.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: FJL on January 25, 2007, 09:34:03 PM
When we were doing gangster names, did anyone mention Bruise Kimmel for BK, or Der Bruiser for Der Brucer?
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: FJL on January 25, 2007, 09:37:47 PM
Still trying to shake this cough; it's a lot better but not gone.  Dr. Jose promised it would last three to four weeks, and he sure was right.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: FJL on January 25, 2007, 09:38:11 PM
I like my cough shaken, not stirred
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: FJL on January 25, 2007, 09:38:58 PM
Can't get to ten all by myself.  :(
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Rodzinski on January 25, 2007, 09:40:27 PM
Here I come to save the day....
(imagine musical note icons)
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: FJL on January 25, 2007, 09:43:00 PM
Will we make it to page ten?  So much hangs in the balance.

(Imagine that said with the same gravitas as the judges on the GREASE TV show insisting that their show hangs in the balance if they can't find the right people. :) )
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Rodzinski on January 25, 2007, 09:50:41 PM
I have a rule so I am not too stuck in the past. I have to buy at least one new (as in newly recorded new songs) album every year. This year I already have mine because one of my favorite singers, Ms. Sarah Shannon has come out with a new album, only 7 years after her first one. Years ago, she led a rock band called Velocity Girl, then they ended,  she went solo and recorded a brilliant album of chamber pop, then disappeared to her home in Seattle for awhile.

By chance, I looked her up on the web yesterday and found an album is just now coming out. The new album "City Morning Song" picks up where she left off. I love it. Highly recommended. See mintyfresh.com to sample it.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Rodzinski on January 25, 2007, 09:55:16 PM
Oh boy, we're not even close to page 10. But we've come a long way from a few months back when we were sometimes straining to get to page 6.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: George on January 25, 2007, 10:02:54 PM
And now, it's off to rehearsal.  Be back later!

Well...I've been home for a couple of hours, now.  We didn't have rehearsal for "Juno and the Paycock," tonight.  We met where we were supposed to rehearse, but we didn't actually rehearse.  The woman who had been cast as Mary (the daughter of the character I play, Captain Boyle) dropped out and the third actor who was asked to play Joxer (the Captain's cohort), isn't able to do the show, either.  We all had a chat and it was decided that, even though the six of us still wanted to continue with the show, there just isn't enough time to keep looking for people if we want to be ready for the dates that we've scheduled for performances.  So, that's that.  It would've been fun to do this, but things just didn't work out. :-\

Joshua, the director, has been wanting to do this play for a long time.  It's just something that he's loved.  But, he's not totally given up.  It will happen...it'll just won't happen now.
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Post by: FJL on January 25, 2007, 10:07:37 PM
Sorry to hear your news about the play, George.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Tomovoz on January 25, 2007, 10:23:07 PM
I too am sorry to hear about the play DR George.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: George on January 25, 2007, 10:26:28 PM
Thanks, Fred and Tom.  The only good thing is that now I won't have to memorize over 200 lines...AND learn an Irish accent! ;)
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Tomovoz on January 25, 2007, 10:27:23 PM
Today is Australia day, the anniversary of the European invasion of this island continent. Nearly 220 years and we've still not managed to find an "Australian identity".  We've been trying to promote happy multiculturalism for a few decades.  For the most part it works.

Today is a sad day for our indigenous people.  Every day is a sad day for many Australian aboriginees.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: George on January 25, 2007, 10:29:08 PM
But TAO (http://www.olytheater.com/), the company that put on Cannibal:  The Musical, is doing Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew this summer and I've never done a Shakespeare play.  I have no idea if there's even a part for me, but I'm not going to let that stop me from auditioning.  I haven't been in a play in almost five years (before I did Cannibal) and I didn't miss it when I wasn't doing it, but now that I've done one (and almost another), I'm starting to get the acting bug again. ;D
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Tomovoz on January 25, 2007, 10:34:06 PM
When vibes won't work!
We've discovered in this time of severe water shortage that we have a fractured and thus leaking water pipe under the concrete! The water that is evident could be from any where along the main water pipes - most of them are underneath the concrete slab upon which the house is built. (Houses are not buit that way now!).

Vibes may increase the side of the fracture!  We are only turning water on at the mains for a short while of a morning and relying on containers etc for most of the day.  It's a holiday weekend and it's difficult enough to find a plumber any way!

Send $$$$ not vibes.  I'm pleased we have already had our holiday in North America!
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Tomovoz on January 25, 2007, 10:36:03 PM
I suspect the landlord will try and place the blame on the weight of the CD/DVD/record collection.. The landlord is DP Colin.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Tomovoz on January 25, 2007, 10:40:14 PM
Last night's DVD viewing here was "Peeping Tom".  DP Colin did not really care for the the film at all.  I last saw it in 1960 and still find it interesting in subject matter and style! I wonder if Dirk Bogarde was offered the role. I think he would have been a better choice than Carl Boehm.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: bk on January 25, 2007, 10:52:08 PM
Finished the movie.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: bk on January 25, 2007, 10:52:58 PM
I actually think Carl Boehm gives a fantastic performance in Peeping Tom and the film is one of my favorites.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: bk on January 25, 2007, 10:53:10 PM
Perhaps I'll watch it tomorrow night.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on January 25, 2007, 10:53:20 PM
 We all had a chat and it was decided that, even though the six of us still wanted to continue with the show, there just isn't enough time to keep looking for people if we want to be ready for the dates that we've scheduled for performances.  So, that's that.  It would've been fun to do this, but things just didn't work out. :-\


Well, gather up the slackers and do an impromtu encore of Cannibal, with them the "guests" of honor.

der Brucer
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: bk on January 25, 2007, 10:53:24 PM
Will we never get to page eleven?
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: bk on January 25, 2007, 10:53:37 PM
I guess we have to get to page ten first.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: bk on January 25, 2007, 10:53:49 PM
I am my own frenzy.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: bk on January 25, 2007, 10:54:38 PM
Soon, I promise...
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Post by: bk on January 25, 2007, 10:55:06 PM
And one for Moog.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: DERBRUCER on January 25, 2007, 10:58:34 PM
When vibes won't work!
We've discovered in this time of severe water shortage that we have a fractured and thus leaking water pipe under the concrete! The water that is evident could be from any where along the main water pipes - most of them are underneath the concrete slab upon which the house is built. (Houses are not buit that way now!).

Vibes may increase the side of the fracture!  We are only turning water on at the mains for a short while of a morning and relying on containers etc for most of the day.  It's a holiday weekend and it's difficult enough to find a plumber any way!

Send $$$$ not vibes.  I'm pleased we have already had our holiday in North America!

Dare I ask - do the sewage lines also run through the slab?

der Brucer
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: DERBRUCER on January 25, 2007, 11:00:01 PM
I suspect the landlord will try and place the blame on the weight of the CD/DVD/record collection.. The landlord is DP Colin.

You're too kind. BLAME JOSE!

der Brucer
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Tomovoz on January 25, 2007, 11:05:02 PM
Dare I ask - do the sewage lines also run through the slab?

der Brucer
Short answer is "No".
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Tomovoz on January 25, 2007, 11:06:04 PM
You're too kind. BLAME JOSE!

der Brucer
MMMM. Well he has stayed here!
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: George on January 25, 2007, 11:07:16 PM
Well, gather up the slackers and do an impromtu encore of Cannibal, with them the "guests" of honor.

der Brucer

I think they actually plan to remount the show next season.  They had to turn away so many people that they could do it without any trouble of finding an audience again.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Tomovoz on January 25, 2007, 11:07:27 PM
For me Boehm's Germanic accent was too evident.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: bk on January 25, 2007, 11:09:02 PM
I've been very good thus far and have had no sweets today.  I did eat at the Cheesecake Factory and had a small caesar (the size of a house) and their yummilicous fafalle with roasted garlic and chicken.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: bk on January 25, 2007, 11:13:41 PM
I think I may have remembered where they have excellent biscuits and gravy for breakfast - a little jernt on Pico called Rae's Coffee Shop - I'll have to drive down there and see.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: bk on January 25, 2007, 11:15:09 PM
Once again, arriving at The Cheesecake Factory at four enables you to get right in without a wait.  It's about the only time of day or night when that is possible.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: George on January 25, 2007, 11:20:13 PM
I've only been to The Cheesecake Factory once...in Seattle, when I went to see the tour production of Wicked.  I can't remember what I had, but I think I liked it.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: DERBRUCER on January 25, 2007, 11:21:58 PM
Short answer is "No".

That's good - re-running sewage lines is a much bigger hassle (read $$$) than water lines.

Have you ever given consideration the jacking up the house and setting it on a raised foundation?

der Brucer
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Post by: DERBRUCER on January 25, 2007, 11:29:07 PM
When the pups gotta go, the pups gotta go!

(http://www.foxnews.com/images/root_images/012507_Penn_Wreck.jpg)

der Brucer
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: bk on January 25, 2007, 11:30:00 PM
I have never had less than a great meal at the Cheesecake Factory.  The portions are absurdly huge.  I love the Spicy Cashew Chicken, the farfalle, their appetizer taquitos and sweet tamale corncakes, and their chicken with biscuits and gravy.  Their caesar is mouth-watering, and I never have room for their excellent desserts.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: bk on January 25, 2007, 11:30:29 PM
I guess I should start writing Ye Olde Notes.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: bk on January 25, 2007, 11:30:48 PM
But first, perhaps I'll post another 122 posts.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: Tomovoz on January 25, 2007, 11:40:53 PM
Jacking up a 25 sq house would be a problem.  Fortunately all the plumbing is on one side. The floor of the house is actually the concrete slab!  The foundation/floor is solid concrete.  If necessary, existing water pipes will be bypassed along the outside wall!
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: bk on January 26, 2007, 12:06:47 AM
One post in the last half-hour?
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: bk on January 26, 2007, 12:07:19 AM
Perhaps I'll just hold the notes for a while.  They're feeling unloved, anyway, so I'll just hold them and make them feel wanted.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: bk on January 26, 2007, 12:08:43 AM
I guess we're not getting page eleven.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: bk on January 26, 2007, 12:08:59 AM
And I'm jiggy with that.
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Post by: George on January 26, 2007, 12:10:03 AM
Tomorrow night, I'm ushering at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts for Sex Workers Art Show National Tour (http://www.washingtoncenter.org/calendar/calendar_detail.asp?event_id=868l). :o

I have no idea what to expect. ;)
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: George on January 26, 2007, 12:10:33 AM
I guess we're not getting page eleven.

Well, there's still a little time...and I've turned off my TV. ::)
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: George on January 26, 2007, 12:12:50 AM
On Saturday, I have to go to work for a few hours and then my mom will bring over a new dinette set, which is my birthday present. :D
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: George on January 26, 2007, 12:13:04 AM
My birthday isn't until May, but she got it now...
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: George on January 26, 2007, 12:13:17 AM
...so now is when I'm getting it.
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: George on January 26, 2007, 12:13:52 AM
My sister gave me a kitchen table from Ikea and I really like it, so I don't know why my mom felt the need to get me a new table. :-\
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Post by: George on January 26, 2007, 12:14:10 AM
Only two more to go (after this)...
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Post by: George on January 26, 2007, 12:15:23 AM
What I really needed were new chairs.  My sister gave me my chairs also but they're older than the table, so they're not holding up too well (one was a little cracked before she gave it to me).
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Post by: George on January 26, 2007, 12:15:42 AM
And finally...
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Post by: George on January 26, 2007, 12:16:03 AM
PAGE 11 300TH POST DANCE!!

;D
Title: Re:LINK SAUSAGES
Post by: George on January 26, 2007, 12:16:32 AM
And so ends my frenzy. :)