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Title: 2007: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 12:38:17 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes were an odyssey, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - 2007: A Cow Odyssey.
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 12:39:55 AM
And the word of the day is: CORDIFORM!
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 12:41:48 AM
Welcome four GUESTS.  Who are you people?
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 12:42:13 AM
Otherwise, it's just George and li'l ol' me in the jernt.
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Post by: George on February 04, 2007, 12:49:05 AM
Yup...I'm here, but not for long.  I, too, have a Space Odyssey to deal with in the morning.  I have a lot of boxes in a storage unit (for which I'm paying $90 a month :P) and I NEED to get them out of the storage unit (did I mention that I'm paying $90 a month for it??) so that I can stop paying the $90 a month for it.

;)
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Post by: George on February 04, 2007, 12:50:24 AM
Anyway, my sister is coming over (when I call her to tell her to come over) and we'll start moving boxes out of the storage unit into my garage.  It'll take a while (meaning, several days) to get it all out, but when we do, I can stop paying $90 a month for the storage unit! :D
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Post by: Adriana Patti on February 04, 2007, 01:26:05 AM
Garage and closet cleaning vibes for Bruce and George!!
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Post by: Adriana Patti on February 04, 2007, 01:26:21 AM
Wow why am I still awake!
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Post by: Adriana Patti on February 04, 2007, 01:26:54 AM
I really need to change my picture...
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Post by: Adriana Patti on February 04, 2007, 01:27:24 AM
A very merry unbirthday to all of us!!
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Post by: Adriana Patti on February 04, 2007, 01:28:15 AM
Goodnight
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Post by: Adriana Patti on February 04, 2007, 01:33:42 AM
In 44 posts I will be an HHW god...thats a little weird to me...I dont feel quite god like yet...perhaps 44 posts from now I will...
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 04, 2007, 05:17:03 AM
the plot is tired (even for 1955 or whatever year it was made)

I'm tired and I was made in 1955, too.
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Post by: Jrand71 on February 04, 2007, 05:18:53 AM
Wonderful funeral synchronicity story, DR EDISAURUS.
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Post by: elmore3003 on February 04, 2007, 05:18:57 AM
Good morning, all!  Two things today: Toyland and the IRS.  I have some proofreading in the office, then an afternoon with my calculator.  Too much bliss, I tell ya.

I spent about 2 hours yesterday listening to the new cast album of JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL . .  and the second. supplemental recording of the remainder of the score.  I liked a lot of it, but I'm not sure why we had several numbers in French, since the point of the show is Brel in English.  One of the French numbers is "Ne Me Quitte Pas," well-known in Rod McKuen's English adaptation "If You Go Away."  Since Elly Stone sang Eric Blau's English version in the early 1960s in the Off-Broadway O OYSTERS!, why didn't they use his version, since Blau is the co-adaptor of the material?  I also found some of it a bit hectic and more aggressive than the original recording, which remains my favorite.  I think I'd rank this new recording after the Australian cast recording and definitely above the anemic TER set, which suffers from several things, including poor proofreading of the original French song titles.
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Post by: Jrand71 on February 04, 2007, 05:19:12 AM
I am intrigued...yes I am intrigued by the idea of an Alex North 2001 score.
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 04, 2007, 05:22:41 AM
DerB---you can see the Weissenborn in action here:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=1CqINDrS-dY

There was a kid taking video at last night's concert. Ed was concerned that it would show up on YouTube. I told him about our recent experience and that YouTube can be a great tool for exposure, as long as they don't put up your whole product but just a sample.

The kid said that he never would have known about Ed if it hadn't been for YouTube, so whatdya do?
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 04, 2007, 05:24:06 AM
Wonderful funeral synchronicity story, DR EDISAURUS.

Thanks! Can't wait to tell my friends about where Dr. Gotko, I mean. REVERED Gotko now resides!
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 04, 2007, 05:25:05 AM
DR Rodzinski---I can almost SEE the Big Chicken from my house. I live a few blocks from The Square.
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 04, 2007, 05:25:34 AM
Good morning, JRand, Laura and Lar!
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 04, 2007, 05:27:47 AM
I am intrigued...yes I am intrigued by the idea of an Alex North 2001 score.

I think I have to buy said score, even though I've never been a big fan of the film. (I've had people tell me that I shouldn't even be making films if I don't think this is one of the greatest films ever made!)
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 04, 2007, 05:31:49 AM
I bought the two local papers yesterday (I cancelled our subscriptions because they were piling up faster than a gazelle...could read them) because I love to read the "you born today" portion of the astrology column. I keep it posted on the fridge for the whole year. It's amazing how accurate it can be!

This year, according to the paper, is going to be one of the best. Yay! But apparently, in September things are all going to hell for both of us!
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Post by: Michael on February 04, 2007, 05:32:36 AM
I have may missed this earlier posting and I just found this by luck, but......

Did anyone know that HHW own Julia Hansen is on the Grease reality show? Whatever it is called?
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 04, 2007, 05:36:13 AM
DR Tomofoz, thanks for your note about the birds.

I bought some new bird treats last night since I couldn't find any peanuts for them. They are little suet pellets that look and taste like peanuts but will give them even more fuel. They need it; it's so cold right now.

I will be interested to see it they like them or not. Sometimes when I add something new to the mix, I get new birds, too!
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 04, 2007, 05:41:20 AM
Good morning. I woke up way too early today.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 04, 2007, 05:42:01 AM
Edi, I have recipe for homemade peanut suet if you would like it.
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 04, 2007, 05:42:21 AM
Did anyone know that HHW own Julia Hansen is on the Grease reality show? Whatever it is called?

It has been the topic of much discussion, particularly the fact that on whatever website the contestants' bios were listed, Julia was listed as a "temp worker". I haven't seen the site and don't know Julia---I don't think she's posted since I join the site.

But now, looking at her bio on NBC:
http://www.nbc.com/Grease/contestants/juliana.shtml
she does list herself as an actress. And a fellow Aquarian!

I guess in a way I am a "temp worker" too. (Especially when I'm cutting "temp tracks"!)
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Post by: Jrand71 on February 04, 2007, 05:43:59 AM
Hello.

Dr Howard....Dr Fine....Dr Howard.

Does anyone have a favorite Three Stooges routine?
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 04, 2007, 05:46:28 AM
Even I have watched a bit of my first reality show. I am only watching it because DR Jose pointed out that Julianna was in a preview.
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Post by: elmore3003 on February 04, 2007, 06:00:09 AM
I think I have to buy said score, even though I've never been a big fan of the film. (I've had people tell me that I shouldn't even be making films if I don't think this is one of the greatest films ever made!)

I'm sort of with you on this.  I loathed the film,  thought it was a lot of pretentious twaddle with those symbolic monoliths, and I never want to see it again.  It makes you appreciate films like HILLBILLYS IN A HAUNTED HOUSE all the more.
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Post by: elmore3003 on February 04, 2007, 06:01:53 AM
I have may missed this earlier posting and I just found this by luck, but......

Did anyone know that HHW own Julia Hansen is on the Grease reality show? Whatever it is called?

She's been a topic of discussion for the past two weeks, DR Michael Shayne.  I don't know how you missed it.  Have you watched this pathetic piece of crap?  Oy!
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Post by: elmore3003 on February 04, 2007, 06:03:08 AM

Page 2!

I have to leave before I have no more friends on this board!
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Post by: Jrand71 on February 04, 2007, 06:39:35 AM
Hillbillies in a Haunted House is a great example of the auteur theory.
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Post by: Jrand71 on February 04, 2007, 06:40:13 AM
But of course even it pales in comparison to Las Vegas Hillbillies which has BOTH Mamie Van Doren and Jayne Mansfield in the cast.
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Post by: Jrand71 on February 04, 2007, 07:07:52 AM
I liked 2001:A SPACE ODYSSEY more now than I did back in 1968.  
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Post by: Matt H. on February 04, 2007, 07:31:22 AM
Good morning!

Another gorgeous but cold day. I have all my Sunday inside chores to do today, but if it warms up a bit more, I may take a little walk at some point this afternoon. The sky couldn't be bluer or clearer.
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Post by: Jrand71 on February 04, 2007, 07:31:53 AM
I saw KING KONG in the theater DR MATTH - and I was meaning to tell you, I thought it was about a guy with a BIG nose!
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Post by: Matt H. on February 04, 2007, 07:33:24 AM
I liked 2001:A SPACE ODYSSEY more now than I did back in 1968.  

I feel exactly the same, DR JRand. I was not a big fan when it first came out. Subsequent viewings over the years have given me a grudging respect for it, and now I quite like it. Not in my all-time Top 100 or anything like that, but I can enjoy its pleasures and appreciate what Kubrick was doing.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 04, 2007, 07:36:15 AM
I saw KING KONG in the theater DR MATTH - and I was meaning to tell you, I thought it was about a guy with a BIG nose!

I have to say that I cannot fathom why Peter Jackson cast Adrien Brody in this role. He may be a talented actor, but in the few films I've seen him in since his Oscar win for THE PIANIST, I've found him completely lacking in charisma for a leading man. In fact, I found him the ruination of HOLLYWOODLAND. I wanted his character to completely go away and leave us with ONLY the George Reeves story.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 04, 2007, 07:41:15 AM
I still have SUPERNATURAL left to view from last Thursday's plethora of hit shows. I'm not sure when exactly today I'll get to it. I still plan to keep to my planned viewings of THE NEXT BEST THING and the 1925 BEN-HUR. It's been years since I saw the latter on a TCM screening. I'm hoping the DVD will look wonderful.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 04, 2007, 07:42:58 AM
I also noticed that ESPN2 today (or is it ESPN Classic) is showing the 2004 and 2005 National Figure Skating Championships. I might want to record the 2004 show. I assume this will be highlights. They're also showing this year's Grand Prix Cup of Russia competition, too.
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Post by: Jrand71 on February 04, 2007, 07:44:34 AM
Off to prepare my monthly PROMOTIONS report.

And DR MATTH - that is why I am not buying the HOLLYWOODLAND dvd....it's not telling the story I want to see.  
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Post by: Matt H. on February 04, 2007, 08:06:39 AM


And DR MATTH - that is why I am not buying the HOLLYWOODLAND dvd....it's not telling the story I want to see.  

Couldn't agree more. The MYSTERIES & SCANDALS thirty minute expose on George Reeves shown on the E! channel was much more entertaining and fact-filled than HOLLYWOODLAND and without the irritating framing story concerning Adrien Brody and his wife's failing marriage.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 04, 2007, 08:07:47 AM
Guess I'm ready to head down for more HARRY POTTER before beginning lunch.

I'm about halfway through ORDER OF THE PHOENIX.
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Post by: Cillaliz on February 04, 2007, 08:21:00 AM
DR Michael S. If you aren't watching the Super Bowl, they are going to show 3 hours of Grease YTOTIW. all repeats of what has happened so far.  I won't be watching either the Super Bowl or Grease YTOTIW
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Post by: Cillaliz on February 04, 2007, 08:24:40 AM
Good Morning~!
It's cleaning day for me too. I'm going to try to have my main floor cleaned and organized (read that box up what i don't know what to do with and put it in the basement) by the end of the day.  It really shouldn't be that hard to do.  

My parents are going to stay here on their way to Arizona at the end of the month. They always spend March in Green Valley.  They planned to leave on the 25th but decided to come and spend the day with me on the 24th and they will be 100 miles into their trip when they start out Sunday morning.

I am most pleased about this. Not only because I'll spend the day with them, but because I finally have a real incentive to get things cleaned and organized.  It really isn't bad, just clutter, but I have been here a year, I guess it's time.
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Post by: Cillaliz on February 04, 2007, 08:26:39 AM
I also had fun yesterday going to shops and looking through catalogues and on the internet at office furniture.  I didn't buy any thing and won't yet unless I find an outrageous sale, but it's been really fun to plan and dream
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Post by: Cillaliz on February 04, 2007, 08:28:36 AM
I also put together computers on both the Gateway and Dell sites and no matter what I start with it always ends up about the same price. Not buying that yet either, but at least I know what I'm going to need to save. I never realized how much of a planner I am until this past year or two. But I gotta admit it's a lot of fun

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Post by: Charles Pogue on February 04, 2007, 08:31:25 AM
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY bored me to tears.  I have never seen it again since seeing it in its initial release in a theatre in Cincinnati.  I want to say the RKO Palace.  All those grand theatres are long gone.
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Post by: Ginny on February 04, 2007, 08:32:55 AM
Sunday morning greetings!  Sunny and very cold here in SW Ohio - the thermometer outside our kitchen window reads 18F, but we've always estimated that it's about 10 degrees over, because it's in the sun.

DH Richard and I had a delightful Saturday evening, supping at Izzy's Deli, browsing at a bookstore, and then going to Music Hall for the Cincinnati Pops.  In many ways, we agreed with this review from the Cincinnati Enquirer (http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/AB/20070203/ENT03/702030446/).  Maestro Kunzel is getting a little snarky with his patter, too.
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Post by: Jane on February 04, 2007, 08:51:30 AM
I wasn’t as bored the second time I watched SPACE ODYSSEY, probably because I was home & could take breaks, do other things, read…..etc.
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Post by: Jane on February 04, 2007, 08:52:29 AM

From Dear Reader Iris:
Quote
Well, well, look what I found on the internet.
www.britsuperstore.com

I had fun browsing the site.  The fruit cakes don’t mention a marzipan topping, just frosting on one.  The other one says it has a short shelf life which makes me wonder where the brandy is.  I could have a field day in the candy section, except for the English chocolates, I prefer Lindt chocolate to Thornton’s.  

My mother, who was born in England, always kept a tin of English toffees and other assorted English hard candies next to her bed.  I was permitted to help myself when ever I wanted, and I did.

On my father’s side of the bed was a tin of chocolates.  Goodness, no wonder I have a terrible sweet tooth and no control.
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 08:53:42 AM
I'm up, I'm up, and looking at a very blue sky - as the song says - Nel Blue Del Pinto Del Blue.
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Post by: Jane on February 04, 2007, 08:53:53 AM
Edisauris-What a great story meeting your mentor as you did.  I hope you get to see him often now.
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 08:54:23 AM
Let's all sing Volare!  Whatever happened to Dominico Modugno (sp?).
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 08:54:37 AM
Dominico is a dish best served cold.
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 08:54:47 AM
As is Volare.
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 08:55:38 AM
So they changed Juliana's bio, did they?  I suspect that at some point lying to the public can become a legal issue, especially if they got a lot of letters about it.
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 08:59:09 AM
I must say, I had an interesting reaction to 2001: A Space Odyssey, which I saw the day after it opened at the Pacifics (formerly the Warner Cinerama) on Hollywood Blvd.  I walked out of the theater thinking this is either the biggest piece of crap ever made or it's a great film.  For a few years I went with the latter and I saw the film several times.  I was happy to see it before all the hype and the druggies adopted it as their own.

So, interestingly, for me the film hasn't worn that well, and I find it almost impossible to sit through now.  That's why hearing the North score and synching it with the early sequences of the film is so interesting - it's much more movie-like.
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 08:59:31 AM
Is it just me, or are we still on page two?
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 08:59:52 AM
Is it just page two, or are we still on me?
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 09:00:33 AM
At long last three.
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Post by: Ben on February 04, 2007, 09:00:48 AM
Jane, to answer your question from yesterday, the cake can serve six to eight people depending on how large you cut the slices. I went to the M&S Web site to try and find a picture of the cake and/or the mini caterpillar rolls but I can't find images of either. The British Superstore site posted yesterday seems to describe a fruitcake with frosting (Marks And Spencer Fruit Cake with Icing 450g Price:  £2.79) but there is no picture. Also this sounds similar to the Caterpillar rolls (Marks and Spencers Extremely Chocolatey Mini Rolls 6 pack Price:  £1.99  ) but no picture. It seems like there should be a picture from the layout of the page but nothing is showing up on my screen. I'll look at it on my office computer tomorrow and see if there is a difference
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Post by: Ginny on February 04, 2007, 09:03:08 AM
Hi, Jane - Read any good books lately?
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 09:18:56 AM
Certainly my darling dear sweet adorable Jane has not read How To Write A Dirty Book and Other Stories.  :-)
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 09:19:11 AM
And I blame Jose, who hasn't read it either.
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 09:19:52 AM
I really intend to jog this fine morning as soon as it heats up a little.
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Post by: Jeanne on February 04, 2007, 09:27:12 AM
Good morning! I can so relate to BK's space odyssey. I have spent numerous winter Sundays over the past several years sorting through, tossing, and organzing mounds of stuff. I'm a pack rat by nature--I'd rather keep than toss--but I am simply out of space. When I bought this house sixteen years ago my first thought was that it was bigger than I needed. A few years later I found a gem of a carpenter who converted a kitchen broom closet into a much-needed pantry, as well as several other storage projects. All were filled as soon as they were completed. I've gotten rid of so much stuff over the years--several yard sales, numerous donations to charity, etc--that I thought, "Surely, I'm down to just what I need." Wrong. I'm still culling--the Massive Cull. But I don't buy nearly as much now! And, like BK, I'm trading many old videos and DVDs for credit. I'm not sure I could call myself a recovering pack rat, but perhaps I'm a more restrained one.
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Post by: Jeanne on February 04, 2007, 09:33:29 AM
EDISAURUS,
How lovely to run into your old music instructor! I've been in touch lately with several old friends from long ago--most notably Mr BK--and every time it is such a pleasure. It makes me think that no matter how many people one meets in life there are only a handful or two that really stand out as significant. Your music instructor sounds like a real gem. I hope you're able to spend many hours chatting.
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 09:43:55 AM
Will we never get to page four?
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Post by: Jeanne on February 04, 2007, 09:50:57 AM
Here's a question for all you Hainsie/Kimlets:
I'm interested in furthering my music education. Many years ago, when I was a big fan of Karl Haas, I purchased his book, Inside Music, but never read it. (Unfortunately, it is not sufficient to merely purchase it, you must read the thing as well.) That's first on my list. What other books should I be considering? I do have some music background--I can read music and played the piano and classical guitar briefly--but am otherwise a novice. A great lover of music, but not really schooled in it. What do you all suggest?
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Post by: Jeanne on February 04, 2007, 09:52:21 AM
Will we never get to page four?

Bruce, I'm trying.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 04, 2007, 09:59:50 AM
Cleaning closet / garage vibes to bk and George
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Post by: Jeanne on February 04, 2007, 10:00:03 AM
I didn't care for 2001: A Space Odyssey, either. I saw it with a bunch of computer geeks, who, of course, loved it. I like selective science fiction. For me, 2001 was much ado about not very much.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 04, 2007, 10:03:20 AM
I did also did some cleaning and I several bags and boxes that will go to the thrift store and some craft items to the senior center here in Fargo.
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Post by: Jeanne on February 04, 2007, 10:06:58 AM
I also did some cleaning... and some craft items to the senior center here in Fargo.

I find it's easier to get rid of things when you can find a good home for them. Lots of times I say, "I can't throw THAT out!" but am more than happy to give it to someone who has a use for it.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 04, 2007, 10:11:23 AM

From Dear Reader Iris:I had fun browsing the site.  The fruit cakes don’t mention a marzipan topping, just frosting on one.  The other one says it has a short shelf life which makes me wonder where the brandy is.  I could have a field day in the candy section, except for the English chocolates, I prefer Lindt chocolate to Thornton’s.  

My mother, who was born in England, always kept a tin of English toffees and other assorted English hard candies next to her bed.  I was permitted to help myself when ever I wanted, and I did.

On my father’s side of the bed was a tin of chocolates.  Goodness, no wonder I have a terrible sweet tooth and no control.


Jane I also liked that site and i spent some time browsing it last night. There is a store in St. Paul, MN that sells Irish groceries. They only have some of their merchandise online.

I like some of the sweets that they have and I buy Barry's tea from them.

http://www.irishongrand.com (http://www.irishongrand.com)

A local grocery store now sells some International foods including some foodstuff and sweets from Britain. I have a sweet tooth for Jelly Babies!
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Post by: Jeanne on February 04, 2007, 10:11:44 AM
I'll pretend I'm MATTH: Must go clean the kitchen.

WBBL, y'all.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 04, 2007, 10:16:49 AM
I find it's easier to get rid of things when you can find a good home for them. Lots of times I say, "I can't throw THAT out!" but am more than happy to give it to someone who has a use for it.

I feel much better when stuff goes to a good home. I am also donating some older issues of National Geographics and Smithsonian.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 04, 2007, 10:18:58 AM
I am off to go do a few things also..
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 04, 2007, 10:27:30 AM
Edi, I have recipe for homemade peanut suet if you would like it.

I have tried the cake suet but when I hang them from trees, raccoons steal the feeders! They are smart little devils! They know how to operate a cat door, too.
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 04, 2007, 10:27:51 AM
Dakota, you are here early!
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 04, 2007, 10:30:42 AM
I wasn’t as bored the second time I watched SPACE ODYSSEY, probably because I was home & could take breaks, do other things, read…..etc.

LOL! I'm glad I'm not alone!
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Post by: Ginny on February 04, 2007, 10:39:45 AM
DR Edi - lovely story about reconnecting with your professor!

Last night, DH Richard and I discovered another way to quickly become the youngest people in a room:  attend a concert by the Cincinnati Pops!
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Post by: Ginny on February 04, 2007, 10:40:48 AM
Count me among the crowd that finds 2001: A Space Odyssey a snoozefest.
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Post by: elmore3003 on February 04, 2007, 10:45:29 AM
Here's a question for all you Hainsie/Kimlets:
I'm interested in furthering my music education. Many years ago, when I was a big fan of Karl Haas, I purchased his book, Inside Music, but never read it. (Unfortunately, it is not sufficient to merely purchase it, you must read the thing as well.) That's first on my list. What other books should I be considering? I do have some music background--I can read music and played the piano and classical guitar briefly--but am otherwise a novice. A great lover of music, but not really schooled in it. What do you all suggest?

DR Jeanne, Karl Haas lost his intellectual capacity for me the day he translated E.T.A. Hoffmann's story, "Fraulein von Scudery," the source for the Hindemith opera CARDILLAC, as "Young Lady from Scudery."  It's "Mlle de Scudery," the famous lady of letters in 17th Century Paris who is still known for her salon.  After that bit of misinformation to the general public, I decided he was one more moron passing himself off rather fatuously as a genius.

What sort of book would you like?  Give me your parameters and I will recommend a few items.
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Post by: elmore3003 on February 04, 2007, 10:49:46 AM
And now for the bad news: I may bolt for Ohio at any moment, depending on the current state of health.  My dad has now developed chronic nose bleeds that have caused his oncologist to suggest hospitalization.  He's resisting, I believe, because he fears he won't leave hospital alive this round, and this could be the case.  I'm treading water until I know more.  Thank God I have the IRS to occupy my mind this afternoon.
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 10:54:00 AM
Back from the jog - beautiful day out and that always makes it easier.  It's been over a week since I jogged, due to cold weather and my sched, so it was really nice to get the old blood pumbing again.  "Pumbing" again?  What kind of word is pumbing?  I thought I was writing pumping but maybe I meant plumbing - so now we have a new Hybrid word - pumbing - a cross between pumping and plumbing.
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 10:55:09 AM
I hope I can abstain from eating at Jerry's - want to save every calorie for Ruth's Chris.  I may have a side of bacon or something like that - or maybe just a couple of eggs, but no toast, butter, or potatoes.
Title: Re:2007: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 10:55:35 AM
Will we never get to page four?
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 10:56:01 AM
I hope to be done with the meeting by one or one-thirty, and then I'll have about five hours to do the DVD closet thing.
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 10:56:17 AM
At long last four.
Title: Re:2007: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 10:56:50 AM
So, who here will be watching the Super Bowl?  Who here will be watching the Grease rerun?  Who here will be dancing in their pantaloons?
Title: Re:2007: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 10:57:37 AM
Who here will be eating marzipan?  Who here will be sitting on their couch like so much fish?  Who here will be coming out of the closet that they just cleaned?
Title: Re:2007: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 10:58:08 AM
Who here?  Only me and elmore in the jernt.
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Post by: elmore3003 on February 04, 2007, 11:18:05 AM
Who here?  Only me and elmore in the jernt.

Yep!  But I have to go tally some taxes. Ta!
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Post by: Tomovoz on February 04, 2007, 11:19:59 AM
Horses etc.

Kubrick's film will for ever be in my top 10 favourite films or all time.
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Post by: FJL on February 04, 2007, 11:20:48 AM
Vibes to Larry and family
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Post by: FJL on February 04, 2007, 11:22:10 AM
Skip just made a delicious eggs benedict.  He kept saying the sauce was too runny, but I never would have known; it was just really great.
Title: Re:2007: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Post by: FJL on February 04, 2007, 11:22:38 AM
Will we never get to post #100?
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Post by: Tomovoz on February 04, 2007, 11:23:30 AM
Jodie Foster starred as Nell Bludipintidiblu.

Mr Modugno's 79th birthday was January 9th. He was much more than a One Hit Wonder in Italy. His "Piove" (Ciao Ciao Bambina) is also very well remembered.
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Post by: Tomovoz on February 04, 2007, 11:25:49 AM
I wonder if DR Ben's fruitcake icing was Almond Icing rather than Marzipan.   Almond Icing is more commonly used as the first layer.
Title: Re:2007: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Post by: Tomovoz on February 04, 2007, 11:27:56 AM
Tally Sometaxes. Didn't he have a #1 hit with David Gates' "IF"?
Title: Re:2007: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 11:31:00 AM
I always preferred Mr. Mudugno's Volare to Mr. Martin's.
Title: Re:2007: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 11:31:40 AM
iPod is playing random order - now playing, Michele Pawk's brilliant reading of It Wasn't Meant To Happen from my Stephen Sondheim Album.
Title: Re:2007: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 11:32:21 AM
This day is gorgeous.  More importantly, my blood is pumbing.
Title: Re:2007: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 11:32:44 AM
Will we never get to page five?
Title: Re:2007: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 11:34:06 AM
I love eggs benedict - I had them yesterday at the Broadway Deli, where they were decidedly mediocre.  Best Eggs Benedict ever was at the late great Ollie Hammond's on La Cienega, followed by the late great Nickodell's.  I haven't had great Eggs Benedict in a 'coon's age.
Title: Re:2007: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 11:34:52 AM
Now playing - Superman TV music from the unreleased Volume two.
Title: Re:2007: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 11:35:16 AM
What am I, doing a monologue?
Title: Re:2007: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 11:36:08 AM
I wonder if I'll have time to watch a motion picture on DVD and if so which motion picture it will be.
Title: Re:2007: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 11:36:33 AM
Where in tarnation IS everyone?  You'd think it was a Sunday or something.
Title: Re:2007: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Post by: Tomovoz on February 04, 2007, 11:37:17 AM
I always preferred Mr. Mudugno's Volare to Mr. Martin's.
One of my rarer 45s is Pia Angeli's version of "Volare".
Title: Re:2007: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 11:40:42 AM
I used to sing it whilst dancing around my home in my mother's girdle.
Title: Re:2007: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Post by: Tomovoz on February 04, 2007, 11:40:59 AM
Last night's viewing  was "Carmen". We enjoyed it very much. Beautiful locations.  Mr Domingo was not that believable as Don José but it is Opera so such things are acceptable.
Title: Re:2007: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 11:41:07 AM
Now playing, The Carpenters - Sing
Title: Re:2007: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 11:41:38 AM
Carmen is a dish best served cold.
Title: Re:2007: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 11:42:23 AM
Lots of dog walkers out today.
Title: Re:2007: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Post by: Tomovoz on February 04, 2007, 11:42:40 AM
But not dancing on your Mother's griddle.
Title: Re:2007: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Post by: Tomovoz on February 04, 2007, 11:44:18 AM
The phrase "Griddle Loins" comes to mind. (An unusual way of cooking though)
Title: Re:2007: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Post by: Ginny on February 04, 2007, 11:44:23 AM
So, who here will be watching the Super Bowl?  Who here will be watching the Grease rerun?  Who here will be dancing in their pantaloons?

Richard and I will be watching the Super Bowl.  It's usually the only pro football game we watch all year and I always make some fun food for the evening.  Just finished making a family specialty, called Stuffed Sandwiches.  Grate a pile of sharp cheddar cheese, chop pitted ripe olives, and mix in together with bottled chili sauce.  Stuff (hence, the name) the mixture into hot dog buns and wrap them in pairs in foil.  Heat in a 350o oven until filling is hot (I can tell by the smell when they're done).  What's interesting this year is that I made more filling than I had room for in the buns, so I used tortillas for the last 2.  Film at 11.

Welcome to Page 5!
Title: Re:2007: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Post by: Tomovoz on February 04, 2007, 11:45:36 AM
Rufus Thomas showed many people how to Walk the Dog. He even showed the Rolling Stones.
Title: Re:2007: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 11:46:01 AM
Well, let's have reports on the Super Bowl, especially the outfits.
Title: Re:2007: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Post by: Tomovoz on February 04, 2007, 11:48:55 AM
Super Bowl - Bowl of Soup.  It will be 100 degrees F here today. I have no interest in whatever Bowl it is.
Title: Re:2007: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Post by: Ginny on February 04, 2007, 11:53:40 AM
Well, let's have reports on the Super Bowl, especially the outfits.

Chicago Bears - Navy Blue & Orange
Indianapolis Colts - Cobalt (?) Blue & White
Title: Re:2007: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Post by: Tomovoz on February 04, 2007, 11:55:56 AM
DR Ginny - did you ever download or whatever a copy of Brian Hyland's beautiful pop song "Ginny Come Lately"?
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 11:58:31 AM
I shall now be on my way to a meeting at Jerry's Deli.
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Post by: Ginny on February 04, 2007, 12:01:54 PM
DR Ginny - did you ever download or whatever a copy of Brian Hyland's beautiful pop song "Ginny Come Lately"?

DR Tomovoz - As soon as I finish the cleaning chore that BK & Cillaliz & Jeanne have inspired me to do, I'll go to iTunes and look for it!
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Post by: Tomovoz on February 04, 2007, 12:06:01 PM
and Del Shannon's "Ginny In The Mirror".
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 04, 2007, 12:06:10 PM
Dakota, you are here early!

Killing time before I have to finish dressing to go to work... Sometimes I come by before I go to work...

I have tow layers on and two more togo...
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Post by: Rodzinski on February 04, 2007, 12:09:11 PM
GO COLTS!!!
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 04, 2007, 12:17:59 PM
Who here will be eating marzipan?  Who here will be sitting on their couch like so much fish?  Who here will be coming out of the closet that they just cleaned?

At work with two grumbling student workers who will be mad becuase they cannot watch the game. I did research and a radio station in Fargo is carrying the game.

Actually, it will be quiet enough for me to finish up a few little projects.

Go Colts!!!
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 04, 2007, 12:21:05 PM
I have several 45s from the Claddagh label including one that is the recitation of "Battle of Aughrim"

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Post by: Rodzinski on February 04, 2007, 12:24:51 PM
Gordon Lightfoot's "Cotton Ginny"  :)
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Post by: Ginny on February 04, 2007, 12:37:08 PM
Gordon Lightfoot's "Cotton Ginny"  :)

Got the 2 recommended by Tomovoz and was surprised how many songs in iTunes have my name in them.  Next time I'm there, maybe I'll get a couple more and eventually have a whole playlist!
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Post by: elmore3003 on February 04, 2007, 12:40:28 PM
Last night's viewing  was "Carmen". We enjoyed it very much. Beautiful locations.  Mr Domingo was not that believable as Don José but it is Opera so such things are acceptable.

My loverly friend Faith Esham was the Micaela.  I love that film version.  Domingo's too old for the role.  Don Jose should be a 21 year-old virgin and mama's boy with a mean streak at the beginning of the opera.  It's all about how obsession and wrong choices can destroy you.
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Post by: Rodzinski on February 04, 2007, 12:41:24 PM
Apparently the ebay PEZ thing is a myth perpetrated by the company"

http://www.davidrowan.com/2002/07/times-ebays-creation-myth-exposed.html
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Post by: Rodzinski on February 04, 2007, 12:41:58 PM
Mucho vibes to Elmore and family.
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Post by: Ginny on February 04, 2007, 12:43:46 PM
DR Elmore - Vibes to your dad.  Let me know if I can help in any way on this end.
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Post by: Rodzinski on February 04, 2007, 12:45:01 PM
JRand:
Favorite Stooges routine was the alphabet song. B A bay, B E bee, B I Bicky By B O Bo, etc.  I think they were working a car wash while singing that tune.
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Post by: Jeanne on February 04, 2007, 12:53:37 PM
DR Jeanne, Karl Haas lost his intellectual capacity for me...
What sort of book would you like?  Give me your parameters and I will recommend a few items.


Ah, most gracious of you, ELMORE. If we are preempted by your need to be with your dad, so be it.

I didn't know enough to not be impressed with Karl Haas. I found it so refreshing to hear someone discuss music in what seemed to me to be an intelligent way!

I have no background in music theory so that sort of thing would be over my head. I've been listening to classical music for many years and LOVE Bach, LOVE Rach, LOVE Beethoven. But I have little insight about how one style of music, ie baroque, evolved into other styles. So a certain amount of history would be useful.

It occurs to me also that some pieces of music hold strong and immediate appeal to some listeners and not to others. I know, for example, that I love baroque music, which I suspect is because of its use of theme and variation, which is a theme in my life in other respects, as well. Does anyone know/speculate on this?

If it sounds like I'm struggling to give you parameters, it's because I AM! But maybe these ramblings will give you some insight just the same. And, although I'd like a book or two, listening is of course the bottom line. If you have recommendations for CDs that are representative, pls tell! I may have them, but I may not. I guess you could call this an independent study music appreciation class.

Many thanks.

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Post by: Jeanne on February 04, 2007, 12:57:30 PM
So, who here will be watching the Super Bowl?  Who here will be watching the Grease rerun?  Who here will be dancing in their pantaloons?

Me:
superbowl:no.
Grease: no.
Dancing in my pantaloons: well, never can tell. The mood may strike.

I plan to watch Hitchcock's TORN CURTAIN tonight.
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Post by: Jeanne on February 04, 2007, 01:00:12 PM
Who here will be eating marzipan?  Who here will be sitting on their couch like so much fish?  Who here will be coming out of the closet that they just cleaned?

Marzipan: no. (Chocolate:yes. In fact, must go grab some.)
Sitting on my couch like so much fish: sitting in my recliner later watching a DVD.
Coming out of the closet: It was the kitchen I cleaned today, not the closet. Will I be coming out of the kitchen? Yes. Kitchens are dangerous places and should be avoided. That's my motto; eat out.
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Post by: George on February 04, 2007, 01:13:07 PM
Garage and closet cleaning vibes for Bruce and George!!

Thanks!  My sister, her boyfriend and my niece (maybe) are coming over to help move some things into my garage from the storage unit.  I know we won't get it all done today, but we should make a dent. :)
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Post by: George on February 04, 2007, 01:19:20 PM
Cleaning closet / garage vibes to bk and George

And thank you!
Title: Re:2007: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Post by: George on February 04, 2007, 01:20:35 PM
It has been the topic of much discussion, particularly the fact that on whatever website the contestants' bios were listed, Julia was listed as a "temp worker". I haven't seen the site and don't know Julia---I don't think she's posted since I join the site.

But now, looking at her bio on NBC:
http://www.nbc.com/Grease/contestants/juliana.shtml
she does list herself as an actress. And a fellow Aquarian!

They changed it!  Originally, "Temp worker" was shown as her occupation and under "Training," it said "Acting: 4 months"!!

::)
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Post by: Rodzinski on February 04, 2007, 01:22:46 PM
Glad the mini-golf thing was a hit, George.
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Post by: Jeanne on February 04, 2007, 01:23:37 PM
Oh, and ELMORE, I simply ADORE Infernal Violins by Angele Dubeau and her group, La Pieta. Do you know this CD? You see, I know I love it--loved it the first time I heard it on the radio--and never tire of it, but I can't really say WHY. Passion, yes. NOT staid. Beyond that, I can't say. What do you think of it?
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Post by: Jane on February 04, 2007, 01:28:40 PM
Ben-I couldn’t find any photos or descriptions of the cakes either.  I never cared for the hard icing, but it sure is pretty.  I still have the English Christmas decorations my mother topped the cake with.  The hard icing broke off easily enough for me to eat just the cake & marzipan.  My father traded my hard icing for his marzipan.

Dakota-Many of those Irish candies look English to me.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 04, 2007, 01:32:57 PM
I won't be watching the SUper Bowl or GREASE this evening. When I've cleaned my bathroom in a bit, I'll put in the 1925 BEN-HUR which should segue neatly into tonight's ROME on HBO. After that EXTRAS on HBO, and then, I'll probably watch some FRIENDS episodes from one of its seasons. I haven't seen any in some time, and I do love them so much.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 04, 2007, 01:34:54 PM
Sorry to read of your father's situation, DR Elmore. I'll be thinking the good thought.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 04, 2007, 01:37:08 PM
Page Six THE INCREDIBLES Dance!!!


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Post by: Matt H. on February 04, 2007, 01:39:21 PM
I began my afternoon viewing with THE NEXT BEST THING. Despite Madonna's astonishing non-performance, I still find much of the film involving. And many in the supporting cast went on to have flourishing careers of their own: Neil Patrick Harris, Mark Valley, Michael Vartan. I didn't remember any of them even being in the movie.
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Post by: Jane on February 04, 2007, 01:39:36 PM
Ginny-All of my discussion group enjoyed THE HIGHEST TIDE by Jim Lynch.  

I need to choose a book for May, any suggestions for a great discussion book?  It really is time for us to read a classic but my brother highly recommends THE KING OF LIES by John Hart.  Have you, or any DR’s read this book?

Bruce-Just when I’m thinking I will have time to read more than my required book for my monthly group, I have to concentrate on finding a book for May, then I will be able to read HOW TO WRITE……
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Post by: Matt H. on February 04, 2007, 01:40:48 PM
I had been itching to watch a musical all weekend, and while I almost chose THE HARVEY GIRLS, I picked SINGIN' IN THE RAIN instead just to luxuriate in that magnificent Technicolor. Yes, HARVEY GIRLS has Technicolor, too, but not cleaned up using Ultra-Resolution.
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Post by: George on February 04, 2007, 01:41:10 PM

Page 2!

I have to leave before I have no more friends on this board!

Have no fear, Larry.  You will ALWAYS have friends here! :-* ;D
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Post by: Matt H. on February 04, 2007, 01:42:17 PM
FInished the afternoon watching Thursday night's SUPERNATURAL. An interesting premise in what appeared to be an avenging angel selecting mortals to do its bidding. Great interaction between the two brothers this week.
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Post by: Michael on February 04, 2007, 01:46:15 PM
They changed it!  Originally, "Temp worker" was shown as her occupation and under "Training," it said "Acting: 4 months"!!

::)

I went to the site and there is an Danny wannabe who was on Days Of Our Lives.

I Guess saying you played Millie in the Touring Company of Thoroughly Modern Millie and recorded several albums for BK would put you at a disadvantage.  

She is the rocker chick Sandy as says her nickmane.

I also see she has dropped the A and/or Ashley from her name,

I do have those video cliips and photos from the recording session of Jeepers Creepers, I wonder how much she will pay me for those not to be sent to the producers of the show> ;D :) ::)
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Post by: Jane on February 04, 2007, 01:51:29 PM
I wish I had some marzipan from Bruno's bakery.

Tomovoz, I believe Ben said the cake had both marzipan and frosting.  I took that to mean the hard frosing my mother encased the cake with.
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Post by: Jane on February 04, 2007, 01:53:04 PM
Larry-Best of vibes for you and your father.
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Post by: Charles Pogue on February 04, 2007, 02:00:33 PM
The Superbowl bores me almost as much a 2001.
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 02:01:28 PM
Back from the meeting, which was fine.  Now, the closet!
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Post by: Tomovoz on February 04, 2007, 02:06:37 PM
I wish I had some marzipan from Bruno's bakery.

Tomovoz, I believe Ben said the cake had both marzipan and frosting.  I took that to mean the hard frosing my mother encased the cake with.

Yep Hard frosting would be the usual for such a cake DR Jane. Underneath would be a thick layer of Almond (paste) icing. We would not use the term "Marzipan" for the icing here in OZ - but it is much the same thing.  

Such a fruit cake is the traditional cake here at Christmas and for Weddings.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 04, 2007, 02:11:20 PM
Heading down to get the bathroom cleaning out of the way to make sure I have time for BEN-HUR's silent version. I know it's only half as long as the 1959 remake, but I still want to make sure I have the time to enjoy it and stop if I need to for phone calls, calls of nature, etc.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 04, 2007, 02:14:59 PM
We are going to a Super Bowl Party later. I am taking cocktail meatballs and a box of scorpidos.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 04, 2007, 02:38:47 PM
Vibes to Elmore and his father...
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 04, 2007, 02:39:37 PM


Dakota-Many of those Irish candies look English to me.


But they are still good :)
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Post by: Tomovoz on February 04, 2007, 02:52:37 PM
Thank you Dear Reader Laura for the "Thank you" and the STAMPS!
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Post by: Ginny on February 04, 2007, 02:53:56 PM
Ginny-All of my discussion group enjoyed THE HIGHEST TIDE by Jim Lynch.  

I need to choose a book for May, any suggestions for a great discussion book?  It really is time for us to read a classic but my brother highly recommends THE KING OF LIES by John Hart.  Have you, or any DR’s read this book?
...

My group just read The Glass Castle, a memoir, and found a lot to talk about.  It's the Big Read 2007 selection for the Dayton area and we're looking forward to meeting the author when she comes to town the last weekend in March.  We also liked The Memory Keeper's Daughter.  Now, we're reading Mozart's Women, a suggestion from DR Elmore that may be of interest both to you and DR Jeanne, for her independent music appreciation endeavor.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 04, 2007, 02:55:37 PM
DR Tom, it was returned to me for more postage. That's why it took so long!
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 04, 2007, 02:56:14 PM
DR Elmore, your father and your family are in my prayers.
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Post by: Cillaliz on February 04, 2007, 03:01:22 PM
Good afternoon!!!

2001 -boring
Superbowl - not interested (I have won lots of $$ on it in the past, but I don't even have enough interest to bet on it this year)
Grease - Thank you, no

I will most likely be packing things up in the dining room.  I emptied boxes in there and now the things I really don't know what to do with are still on the dining room table. So, I will pack it all up and take it to the basement for storage.
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Post by: elmore3003 on February 04, 2007, 03:03:07 PM
The Superbowl bores me almost as much a 2001.

DR Charles Pogue, you are a gentleman after my own heart!  I'll drink to that.
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Post by: elmore3003 on February 04, 2007, 03:04:53 PM
Ginny-All of my discussion group enjoyed THE HIGHEST TIDE by Jim Lynch.  

I need to choose a book for May, any suggestions for a great discussion book?  It really is time for us to read a classic but my brother highly recommends THE KING OF LIES by John Hart.  Have you, or any DR’s read this book?

Bruce-Just when I’m thinking I will have time to read more than my required book for my monthly group, I have to concentrate on finding a book for May, then I will be able to read HOW TO WRITE……


DR Nursie, DR Ginny's group is reading this now, and I cannot recommend it highly enough.  Much as I enjoyed AMADEUS, this puts to rest a lot of the play's fantasies and presents a wonderful picture of some interesting ladies in his life and on his stage.
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Post by: Cillaliz on February 04, 2007, 03:05:15 PM
I had a wonderful day. I took my 2 Sunday papers to IHOP where I had french toast, bacon and an egg. Then I went out scouting prices on computers, supplies and office equipment to see what's available these days and where the best place to get it will be.  I know it's a nerdy thing to do, but I loved every minute of it.
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Post by: Cillaliz on February 04, 2007, 03:06:06 PM
VIBES TO DR ELMORE AND HIS FAMILY~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Post by: Tomovoz on February 04, 2007, 03:06:55 PM
DR Tom, it was returned to me for more postage. That's why it took so long!
And you were charged an extra kitten?
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Post by: elmore3003 on February 04, 2007, 03:07:07 PM
DR Jeanne, I'm going to post a couple of books you might enjoy.  

Ethan Mordden is a pig, in my book, but some of his writing, when he verifies his facts, can be good, and this isn't bad.  He's a wonderful pianist and knows his classical music.
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Post by: elmore3003 on February 04, 2007, 03:07:56 PM
I grew up on this book, and Copland is an enthusiastic writer as well as a brilliant composer.
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Post by: elmore3003 on February 04, 2007, 03:08:57 PM
I like these NPR guides.  They're easy reading, not condescending, and full of informationm and recommendations.
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Post by: Tomovoz on February 04, 2007, 03:09:22 PM
I guess it was really a Lily short of a bunch.
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Post by: Tomovoz on February 04, 2007, 03:10:58 PM
Not to be confused with being a sandwich short of a picnic or having a kangaroo loose in the top paddock.

(maybe those are references for DR td).
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Post by: elmore3003 on February 04, 2007, 03:14:30 PM
The Rough Guides are wonderfdul.  The opera one is fantastic and this is a good guide to concert pieces.

I looked at the Angele Dubeau recording; it looks like excerpts from pieces I know and don't know.  It doesn't look like something I'd like, but if it directs to you look into the full compositions, then it has my support.
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Post by: elmore3003 on February 04, 2007, 03:22:23 PM
I just spoke to my brother Randy; he believes that tomorrow my dad will be admitted to hospital by his oncologist.  He says that our dad isn't eating and that he's most likely dehydrated, the reasons for his ICU stays last year.  He says his skin looks terrible and the weight loss continues.  I am, of course, trying to maintain equilibrium and hoping all will be well enough for me to postpone the trip to either the weekend or stick to the booked departure date of Feb. 15.  I am officially on hold.
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 03:29:19 PM
Hard Frosting - that's the title of my next novel.

Oh, and I had Matzo Brei - it was quite good and since I jogged I don't think it will cause me much calorie problems - really just two eggs and a piece o' matzo.
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 03:29:34 PM
No toast, to potatoes, no nothing.
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 03:30:28 PM
The DVD closet, while still chock full o' DVDs, is very neat now.  I also removed about twenty DVDs for trading, and hopefully I'll find another twenty or thirty titles I can live without.
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Post by: Ben on February 04, 2007, 03:35:30 PM
Tom, you mentioned the frosting. I don't know if I know the difference, I'm just repeating what the wrapper said, Marzipan and Royal Frosting. I think Royal Frosting in hard, isn't it? Whatever surrounds it, the cake is DELICIOUS!!!  We have managed to make the cake last through today (I think it will be gone later this evening). We have one caterpillar roll left. It is described on the wrapper as a chocolate sponge roll filled with chocolate buttercream and covered in milk chocolate icing with decorated white chocolate faces and sugar coated dark chocolate chips. The cover also has a cartoon picture of a caterpillar. These confections, too, are quite tasty!!! Apparently, they are a birthday tradition with our Nottingham friends so they wanted to pass the tradition on to us. Hmmm, how will I get them next year???
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Post by: Ben on February 04, 2007, 03:35:47 PM
{{{Larry}}}
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Post by: Tomovoz on February 04, 2007, 03:46:07 PM
Possibly my favourite sort of cake DR Ben. It would not last for long here either.
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Post by: Jane on February 04, 2007, 03:50:18 PM
Yep Hard frosting would be the usual for such a cake DR Jane. Underneath would be a thick layer of Almond (paste) icing. We would not use the term "Marzipan" for the icing here in OZ - but it is much the same thing.  

Such a fruit cake is the traditional cake here at Christmas and for Weddings.

I wasn't sure if everyone would know what almond paste is.  

The last time I had the traditional cake was 10 years ago at a wedding reception in England.  I indulged, in fact I might have been the only American there eating the fruit cake.  The American's, guests of the groom, were eating a traditional white cake, or the English version of a traditional white wedding cake which I found too sweet.  

Traditionally, I have been told, when guest leave the wedding they are given a piece of cake to take home.  The server, who had already made numerous extra sweeps to me with the small cake pieces, wrapped up several servings for me to take.
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Post by: Jane on February 04, 2007, 03:57:24 PM
elmore-Good thoughts and vibes your father will be re-hydrated, given nourishment and will return home to Randy’s.
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Post by: Tomovoz on February 04, 2007, 04:02:01 PM
Indeed the tradition is to take the cake home DR Jane.  It is usually distributed to the guests by the Bride's attendants.  "Singles" are supposed to put the cake beneath their pillow and dream of who will be their spouse.

The non used "tiers" of a traditional cake were (are)kept and cut on the first anniversay.

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Post by: Cillaliz on February 04, 2007, 04:05:56 PM
For our birding friends. I just heard one of the whooping cranes in Florida survived
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Post by: Jane on February 04, 2007, 04:21:56 PM
Tomovoz-The brides attendants may well have been handing out the cake, however, I had my own personal supplier.  :D

My mother kept the top layer of our, traditional American, wedding cake in her freezer until just before our 1st anniversary when she passed it on to us.  We had a small group of friends over (Penny, how good is your memory?) to share in our celebration.  We were very surprised how delicious the cake still tasted.  
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 04, 2007, 04:54:11 PM
Good Evening!

...I took the M60 bus with Steve to La Guardia earlier this afternoon.  He had a good, uneventful flight back to Richmond.  And we had a very good visit over the past couple of days.  And, yes, I miss him already... and am a little sad.  But it's a good sad.
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 04:55:13 PM
Just did the amazon and CD Baby listings for The Brain - and will add Joan Ryan tomorrow.  It takes some time to do it, and I'm not sure the amazon will go through smoothly, although one is ever hopeful.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 04, 2007, 04:56:11 PM
...And instead of staring at a room filled with boxes right now, I shall catch up as best I can on the posts from the past couple of days...
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Post by: Ginny on February 04, 2007, 05:12:02 PM
Halftime - now I remember why I don't watch pro football...
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 04, 2007, 05:15:51 PM
Well, on second thought, I think I just need to sit and veg for a while... My brain is tired.

Laters...
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Post by: Ginny on February 04, 2007, 05:21:04 PM
Well, on second thought, I think I just need to sit and veg for a while... My brain is tired.

Laters...

Tune in the Super Bowl, DR Jose - no brain strain there.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 04, 2007, 05:42:41 PM
Stopping in to say, "Hi!"  It has been a full day...slept late, went shopping, ate my first "Whopper" in years for lunch (no fries, no soda...just the burger, and it was delish), and took a nap before Super Bowl.

I just can't seem to "sit and watch" football like I used to...and I'm not particularly "invested" in one team or the other, except I'm pulling for the Colts.  

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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 04, 2007, 05:49:45 PM
Richard and I will be watching the Super Bowl.  It's usually the only pro football game we watch all year and I always make some fun food for the evening.  Just finished making a family specialty, called Stuffed Sandwiches.  Grate a pile of sharp cheddar cheese, chop pitted ripe olives, and mix in together with bottled chili sauce.  Stuff (hence, the name) the mixture into hot dog buns and wrap them in pairs in foil.  Heat in a 350o oven until filling is hot (I can tell by the smell when they're done).  What's interesting this year is that I made more filling than I had room for in the buns, so I used tortillas for the last 2.  Film at 11.


Sounds good....but I feel the need for a Prilosec!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 04, 2007, 05:51:45 PM
Speaking of cake...I made one last night...a RUM CAKE...it's "loaded" and it's "to die for."

I was gonna let it "soak up" the glaze totally before cutting it, but around 2 a.m., I couldn't stand it any longer.

Of course, that was my equivalent of a "midnight snack"...and it was back to bed after the chunk of cake.

I recall having some interesting dreams.  But they've faded.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 04, 2007, 05:54:55 PM
My prayers will include you and your family, Larry!
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 06:33:12 PM
I shall now be on my way to Ruth's Chris Steak House, after which I shall return.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 04, 2007, 06:37:41 PM
I like these NPR guides.  They're easy reading, not condescending, and full of informationm and recommendations.

I have a couple of different ones from NPR... They are very nice resources..
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Post by: FJL on February 04, 2007, 06:38:04 PM
Skip's cooking class continues to pay off.  Had a great filet mignon for dinner, without having to leave the apartment.  

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Post by: FJL on February 04, 2007, 06:39:21 PM
Not that never leaving the apartment is a goal, but it IS cold outside here.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 04, 2007, 06:40:00 PM
Continued vibes to DR Elmore and family...
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Post by: FJL on February 04, 2007, 06:40:06 PM
Is it a Chris that belongs to Ruth, when they say Ruth's Chris?
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Post by: Adriana Patti on February 04, 2007, 07:05:12 PM
Everyone is lurking or private messaging, and no one is posting...
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Post by: Adriana Patti on February 04, 2007, 07:06:12 PM
I haven't had steak in a long time...I thnk I will put it on my "to cook" list for next week.
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Post by: Cillaliz on February 04, 2007, 07:10:13 PM
I just got kicked off.  I was going to have steak tonight, but I just wasn't hungry enough for it.  So I put it in the freezer and will have it another day
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Post by: Adriana Patti on February 04, 2007, 07:10:33 PM
I was having a discussion with someone about the french expression C'est la Vie today, and while researching french expressions I found this fun and clever article--

http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/13/messages/62.html
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Post by: Cillaliz on February 04, 2007, 07:11:03 PM
I did have what my mother now uses as a substitute for popcorn (she has diverticulitis) Cheerios heated with butter and salt.  It's actually not too bad
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Post by: Cillaliz on February 04, 2007, 07:11:51 PM
I meant kicked off the site, if that wasn't clear...as in dropped and had to log in again
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Post by: Adriana Patti on February 04, 2007, 07:12:52 PM
My freezer is full of ready to heat up home made meals.
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Post by: Adriana Patti on February 04, 2007, 07:13:35 PM
hmmm..thats very clever, I love cheerios, so I will have to try that someday.
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Post by: Adriana Patti on February 04, 2007, 07:15:22 PM
I bought all the necessary supplies to make my hair look fabulous, so a new picture is coming!
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Post by: Cillaliz on February 04, 2007, 07:15:46 PM
I did have what my mother now uses as a substitute for popcorn (she has diverticulitis) Cheerios heated with butter and salt.  It's actually not too bad

She can't have popcorn because of the kernals....I won't go into more details than that...
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Post by: Adriana Patti on February 04, 2007, 07:17:43 PM
wow I just realized that my dvd player on my computer does screen captures at the click of a button. Go PC's!
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Post by: Jane on February 04, 2007, 07:23:09 PM
She can't have popcorn because of the kernals....I won't go into more details than that...

Has she tried the hulless pop corn?  
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Post by: Cillaliz on February 04, 2007, 07:26:58 PM
Has she tried the hulless pop corn?  

She has. I think she just likes the cheerios with butter and salt  ;D
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Post by: Jane on February 04, 2007, 07:27:49 PM
We had a lovely day, how could we not when the temps reached 60 degrees this afternoon.  The ice on the pond finally melted and a pair of Mallards settled in.   Keith joined Sherlock and I on a hike, it was nice having his company.

I'm off to join my guys & watch something.  

'night
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 04, 2007, 07:31:15 PM
So, who here will be watching the Super Bowl?  Who here will be watching the Grease rerun?  Who here will be dancing in their pantaloons?

I just got home from birthday festivities out of town with Greg's parents and visiting two of my Turner clients. Now I have on Puppy Bowl III on Animal Planet. It's half-time and the kitties are eating tinsel. That's making me a little nervous.
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 04, 2007, 07:32:30 PM
Lar, so sorry to hear about your Dad. I will send good vibes your way!
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 04, 2007, 07:33:25 PM
Even thought I'm a cat person, I have to say that the Puppy Bowl is much more entertaining than the kitties half-time.
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 04, 2007, 07:36:29 PM
I love eggs benedict - I had them yesterday at the Broadway Deli, where they were decidedly mediocre.  Best Eggs Benedict ever was at the late great Ollie Hammond's on La Cienega, followed by the late great Nickodell's.  I haven't had great Eggs Benedict in a 'coon's age.

I love eggs florentine...basically the same thing except substituting spinach for canadian bacon. DuPar's used to be my favorite but now it's the French bakery near my house, which used panini bread and the most perfect poached eggs. Decadent!
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 04, 2007, 07:41:52 PM
JRand:
Favorite Stooges routine was the alphabet song. B A bay, B E bee, B I Bicky By B O Bo, etc.  I think they were working a car wash while singing that tune.

I remember this song from one of my favorite movies: "The Forbidden Zone".
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Post by: Jeanne on February 04, 2007, 07:44:15 PM
Thanks so much, DR ELMORE, for the book recommendations. I'll look into them. I didn't realize that Aaron Copland was also an author.

Best of luck with your dad, too. I do hope it goes as well as possible.
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Post by: Jeanne on February 04, 2007, 07:45:03 PM
Thank you, too, DR GINNY, for the Mozart's Women suggestion. It sounds like an interesting book. I'll look into that, as well.
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Post by: Michael on February 04, 2007, 07:45:59 PM
Health vibes to Larry & Family and especially Dad.
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Post by: Michael on February 04, 2007, 07:47:19 PM
TO WEST COAST (USA) Hainies and Kimlets.

What is CBS airing now that the Superbowl is over. We get an episode of that show with Mandy Patinkin on the East Coast.
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 04, 2007, 07:47:56 PM
I began my afternoon viewing with THE NEXT BEST THING. Despite Madonna's astonishing non-performance, I still find much of the film involving. And many in the supporting cast went on to have flourishing careers of their own: Neil Patrick Harris, Mark Valley, Michael Vartan.

I saw Neal Patrick Harris in Cabaret and thought he was very good. And I love Michael Vartan---he played Lancelot in our TNT "Mists of Avalon". He's so yummy.

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Post by: Michael on February 04, 2007, 07:48:32 PM
Superbowl watching is fun when you watch it with friends and eat chicken wings, hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and dip and cake and ice cream.
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 04, 2007, 07:49:51 PM
I have to concentrate on finding a book for May, then I will be able to read HOW TO WRITE……

Or HOW TO WRITE could BE your book for May!
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Post by: Jeanne on February 04, 2007, 07:51:10 PM

I looked at the Angele Dubeau recording; it looks like excerpts from pieces I know and don't know.  It doesn't look like something I'd like, but if it directs to you look into the full compositions, then it has my support.

I particularly like the Francois Dompierre's Le Diable matou. I believe Dompierre scored a Claude Chabol (sp?) film. Dubeau and Dompierre are French Canadians, out of Montreal (one of my favorite cities).
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 04, 2007, 07:56:59 PM
Tune in the Super Bowl, DR Jose - no brain strain there.

Tune in to the Puppy Bowl. Even less strain!
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 04, 2007, 08:00:04 PM
That Aaron Copeland book looks great!
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 04, 2007, 08:05:09 PM
Is it a Chris that belongs to Ruth, when they say Ruth's Chris?

There was a Chris' Steak House in new Orleans, and when it was bought by Ruth she didn't want to change the name so she added hers to it.

When I took my mom out for breakfast yesterday she mentioned that she had wanted to go to Ruth's Chris last year on her birthday. So I told her I would take her this year. And I told her about bk's favorite steak cookied in butter. So we have a date. (We have several Ruth's Chris in Atlanta.)

My mom's name is Ruth, too!
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 04, 2007, 08:06:47 PM
OK...here we are at page 9, pretty fine. Time for me to sign off. I have to be at work early to start work with my new Closer producers.

Good night!
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on February 04, 2007, 08:12:10 PM
JRand:
Favorite Stooges routine was the alphabet song. B A bay, B E bee, B I Bicky By B O Bo, etc.  I think they were working a car wash while singing that tune.

eBay's name originated from the time Moe went up on the lyrics on this ditty.

It's the truth!
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Post by: Jeanne on February 04, 2007, 08:13:54 PM
DR ELMORE,
the Copland book looks perfect! I'll read at least one or two more, as well. Thx again.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on February 04, 2007, 08:14:23 PM
*****  VIBES AND PRAYERS FOR DR ELMORE'S DAD  *****
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Post by: Matt H. on February 04, 2007, 08:16:11 PM
I saw Neal Patrick Harris in Cabaret and thought he was very good. And I love Michael Vartan---he played Lancelot in our TNT "Mists of Avalon". He's so yummy.



Yes, he is. And Lynn Redgrave played Rupert Everett's mother, so the movie was loaded with talent.
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Post by: Adriana Patti on February 04, 2007, 08:18:35 PM
I hear a kitty meowing outside the window...It's a good thing I live six stories up otherwise I would reach out the window and take care of it.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on February 04, 2007, 08:19:14 PM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]YAY, COLTS!!!![/move]
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Post by: Matt H. on February 04, 2007, 08:20:01 PM
Well, I had plenty of time to see everything I wanted tonight. I began  as was my plan with the 1925 BEN-HUR. The movie has been restored during the past few years, but it still looks very rough in places. The two-strip Technicolor sequences all look quite good, and I liked Carl Davis' score for this restoration. Worked very well.

I thought I had watched this on TCM some years ago, but I saw sequences in this version that I had never seen before, so I was very glad I watched this tonight.

And Ramon Novarro had a GREAT set of legs on him and very expressive eyes. I can imagine his setting many male and female hearts aflutter back in the day.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 04, 2007, 08:21:24 PM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]YAY, COLTS!!!![/move]

I flipped over to see a minute or two of the game in high definition, and it was pouring down rain so the resolution was nothing to see. The Colts were leading by two points when I flipped it on, but I didn't linger.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 04, 2007, 08:23:09 PM
ROME had a gripping episode tonight as Vorenus and Pullo rekindled their friendship and went in search of Vorenus' children. Servilla and Attia's rivalry came to a head tonight as well. Really enjoyed the show which looked stupendous in HD.
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Post by: Adriana Patti on February 04, 2007, 08:24:06 PM
Another year where my routine goes seemingly uneffected by the superbowl. My mom was annoyed all day though.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 04, 2007, 08:25:02 PM
We just returned from the Super Bowl Party, where we ate much food and played games. Apparently there was some kind of sports match on, too.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 04, 2007, 08:25:53 PM
For alternate programming today, TNT has rerun the entire first season of THE CLOSER. At 10 p.m. came my favorite episode from the first season, so I had the DVR record EXTRAS, and I watched THE CLOSER in HD. (The DVD set for the first season is non-anamorphic letterbox, so I was anxious to see this favorite episode again in the highest resolution possible; all the better to lust after Jason O'Mara in high def.)
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Post by: Matt H. on February 04, 2007, 08:27:30 PM
I had forgotten that I still have Friday night's LAW & ORDER to watch, so I'll screen that tomorrow afternoon along with tonight's EXTRAS. Hopefully, some Blu-rays will come in the mail tomorrow, and if not, I may be going to the opera with Charlie Chan.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 04, 2007, 08:28:58 PM
Good Evening! once again...

Drinking some chamomile tea... Eating some of those chocolate-drizzled oat-crisp cookies from IKEA... Relaxing... Watching the news...
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Post by: Adriana Patti on February 04, 2007, 08:30:14 PM
YAY! I get to go back to school tomarrow!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 04, 2007, 08:31:35 PM
Hmm... Well, the heat is currently "off", but will probably come on again around 4:00am... Of course, it was basically running full blast all day creating a very sauna-like atmosphere in the apartment.  I've been leaving one of the windows partially open the past couple of days to help regulate the temps - if that's even possible - but with the temps taking a nosedive tonight (and tomorrow).... What to do?  What to do?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 04, 2007, 08:32:49 PM
YAY! I get to go back to school tomarrow!

And none to soon it seems.  You spell, "tomarrow", your teacher spells "tomorrow".

;)
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Post by: Matt H. on February 04, 2007, 08:41:34 PM
I guess it's my bedtime.

Good night!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 04, 2007, 08:42:58 PM
DR Jeanne - RE: Music Books - I still treasure Leonard Bernstein's "Young People's Concerts".  The text book was reissued last year by Amadeus Press, and the complete set of televised ones are available in a nice DVD box-set.

...And I also highly recommend Ted Libbey's NPR Guide - and be sure to check out the "Performance Today" section on NPR's website.  Lots of goodies there.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 04, 2007, 08:52:52 PM
In other news...

I, too, have a "space odyssey" to take soon.  Well, I'm already 'taking' it now, so...

I figured since Steve was more than kind enough to help me load all of the stuff out of my storage place in Richmond, get it on the truck, and load it all into my room, I did not want to take further advantage of his "kindness" by having him help me get my room set up.  However, last night, we did spend a few hours putting together one shelving unit - and figuring out the proper way to mount the CD/DVD units.  Otherwise, we spent most of the past couple of days inside, where it was warm - or at least not windy and freezing cold.  We did venture out a few times - including a trip down to Battery Park yesterday - Steve wanted to take more pics of the Statue of Liberty - but we spent some good time here at the apartment just relaxing and watching TV.  And ordering Chinese food from Ollie's.  Oh, and this morning, I cooked breakfast for the aparment - Blueberry Pancakes!  -And I was able to use my double-burner griddle for the first time in three years!

:)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 04, 2007, 08:54:03 PM
As for earlier tonight, I did end up putting on the "Grease" show while I was organizing things in my room.  And upon second hearing, it really is as bad as I thought it was the first time.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 04, 2007, 08:55:42 PM
DR Michael Shayne - As for your video footage of Juliana - Trust me, the producers don't need it.  They've been doing tons of background research on everybody - they don't want some unseemly surprise popping up during the final weeks of the so-called competition.  They know everything.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 04, 2007, 08:56:49 PM
Random bit of knowledge gained over the past couple of days...

Did you know that the name "IKEA" is based on the founder's initials?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 04, 2007, 08:59:04 PM
Dim Sum Go Go at 5 East Broadway in NYC's Chinatown - Highly Recommended!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 04, 2007, 09:03:28 PM
Steve and I had our usual special meal at Becco Friday night.  And as usual, he had the "Zuppa di Pesce" and I had the "Osso Buco".  And we also also had a wonderful bottle of red (Barbera d'Asti), and the grappa sampler with dessert.  And by "sampler", that meant four glasses of the house made elixirs for the price of two.  Alas, due to the bottle of red we had with dinner, we - well, I was not able to finish off the grappa... Let's just say I was praying for a smooth ride home on the subway.  Which it was.  Whew!

But, still, we had a wonderful meal as always.  *And the blood orange sorbetto was delizioso!.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 04, 2007, 09:07:04 PM
RE: The English Fruit Cake - I think I'm know what you're talking about... and where to get it!  Along with the caterpillars!  -Let me just double-check my sources.

*And also note, that there is a difference between "almond paste" and "marzipan".  The terms have been used interchangeably, but you use almond paste to make marzipan.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 04, 2007, 09:09:11 PM
And on that note...

I believe I shall get ready for bed.  I'm hoping to get an early start tomorrow.  If I play my cards right, I can have a major part of my very own space odyssey completed by Noon.  If I wake up at 8:00am.  So...

Goodnight.
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Post by: Rodzinski on February 04, 2007, 09:29:20 PM
Yay Colts! Joy. Relief. Glory. Yeah.
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Post by: Tomovoz on February 04, 2007, 09:29:44 PM
Indeed Jose.  Marzipan in OZ differs from Almond Icing and would rarely be used as the "base" for "royal icing". Marzipan would be too expensive!!  Marzipan is often used as a "decoration" in the form of miniature fruits etc.
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Post by: FJL on February 04, 2007, 09:39:46 PM
And one for Marzipan, then!
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Post by: FJL on February 04, 2007, 09:41:07 PM
Speaking of royal icing, they're expecting windchills of under zero for tomorrow morning in NYC.
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Post by: FJL on February 04, 2007, 09:42:15 PM
Trying to come up with a Walter Windchill pun, but I'm freezing up on that.
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Post by: FJL on February 04, 2007, 09:43:21 PM
My feeling about all this:  If it FEELS like 5 below zero, it IS 5 below zero.
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 09:45:42 PM
Back from another absolutely spectacular meal at Ruth's Chris, with the always delightful MusicGuy.  We had a lovely time, with much fun and good conversation.  Lauren was there, not our waitress but she hung out with us as much as she could.  We both had the New York in sizzling butter, we both had salads (mine with the yummilicious thousand island, his with blue cheese - the secret of what makes their thousand island so great is chopped up eggs in the dressing), and we shared two sides - the asparagus with hollandaise and corn pudding - the latter was unbelievably tasty.  Then, for dessert, we split a creme brulee with tons of whipped cream.  A fabulously fabulous evening, and now I must sit on my couch like so much fish.
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Post by: FJL on February 04, 2007, 09:47:31 PM
New York could use a dip in sizzling butter right now.  It's frigid cold out.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 04, 2007, 09:47:47 PM
Sounds yummy, BK!
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 09:59:42 PM
Isn't this fun?  We have this many postings on a Sunday and that horrid Grease show is in reruns and not even being discussed.
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Post by: Adriana Patti on February 04, 2007, 10:05:52 PM
eek, the week has not even begun and already my calendar looks full!
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Post by: Adriana Patti on February 04, 2007, 10:10:51 PM
My mother is watching Grease Academy...I told her that Juliana was in it (she hadn't even thought the series had started yet) and now she is "just checking it out".

She keeps yelling in at me who she likes and what she thinks about so and so.

whatever...
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 10:42:41 PM
Will we never get to page eleven?
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Post by: George on February 04, 2007, 10:46:36 PM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]YAY, COLTS!!!![/move]

You didn't start your post with:
SPOILERS!!

;)
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Post by: DERBRUCER on February 04, 2007, 10:51:11 PM
I have tried the cake suet but when I hang them from trees, raccoons steal the feeders! They are smart little devils! They know how to operate a cat door, too.

On my last trip into the marsh I recovered four wire suet feeders and one large cedar suet feeder! If instead of operating cat doors, they'd learn to operate cat houses, they could afford to buy their own suet!

der Brucer
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 04, 2007, 10:59:31 PM
My feeling about all this:  If it FEELS like 5 below zero, it IS 5 below zero.

That sounds almost warm...

It is -16 here with a -25 windchill... Your -5 sounds almost tropical.
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 10:59:41 PM
I'm very logey at this time, on account of the fact that I ate so much food.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 04, 2007, 11:01:58 PM
My dad loves to feed the birds... Their yard has at least 6 feeders. It is nice when I go up to their place and I can sit near the window with a cup of tea and watch the birds come to the feeders. I have seen many different birds and I was pleasantly surprised to see a blue jay once.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 04, 2007, 11:04:52 PM
I have the munchies right now and I am not sure what to eat.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 04, 2007, 11:09:59 PM
I discovered the new library branch near me had some neat cds....

A little Night music...
Man of La Mancha
Minnesota (an orchestral piece)
Monsoon Wedding....
and a couple of cds by BOND

I think Mbarnum would enjoy the soundtrack to Monsoon WEdding.

I need to do some work on my puter tonight and I think A Little Night Music would be a delightful treat...

DBF Jon is taking to Follies  for Valentines.  It is a show featuring a number of Sondheim pieces...

Has anyone ever seen or heard a good recording of Cole Porters "Anything Goes" ? I saw it once in college and I have been looking for the musical on CD. It had some nice tunes

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Post by: DERBRUCER on February 04, 2007, 11:11:23 PM

Such a fruit cake is the traditional cake here at Christmas and for Weddings.

I married into a Southern family and found to my delight that the bride had her sticky-sicky white cake, but  there was also a Groom's cake - good old brandy soaked dark fruit-cake (too bad I was supposed to share).

der Brucer
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 11:11:29 PM
I'm logey, I tell you.
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 11:12:10 PM
I wonder if Bogey was ever logey?  I wonder if Hoagy was ever logey?  I wonder if Poguee was ever logey?
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 11:12:25 PM
Still page ten?
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 04, 2007, 11:14:14 PM
I think the library's classification systems of cds is a bit wonky....


They have the  Sondheim musical listed as popular...  I am scratching my head on that one...
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 04, 2007, 11:16:13 PM
I am working on getting to 11....
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 04, 2007, 11:17:10 PM
I did see a sundog today and it was quite brilliant.
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Post by: George on February 04, 2007, 11:20:48 PM
Today, my sister and I went to my storage unit and got at least a third (but not nearly half) of the boxes and brought them to my house.  Most were put in my living room because my garage is damp.  The storage unit is unheated and a little damp also, but not as damp as my garage. :P So, I figure that if I empty out my extra bedroom (bring all that stuff downstairs) and get what's left out of the storage unit, I can put up shelves in the extra bedroom, go through all the boxes and get rid of stuff that I need to get rid of and keep only what I really want to keep.  
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2007, 11:20:58 PM
Have I mentioned that I'm logey - so logey that I'm not in the mood to start the notes.
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Post by: George on February 04, 2007, 11:21:49 PM
Of course, I've been saying that for years (that's not a comment on BK's latest post :)), but now that I KNOW that I'm probably never going to move again (unless I win the lottery), it's going to be necessary that I actually do something with all of this.  I just don't have enough room for it all...and I KNOW that I don't need nor want to keep it all.  I MUST GET RID OF STUFF!  I HAVE TOO MUCH STUFF!  And my sister's going to have a garage sale, so I might as well see if I can make a little bit of money, also. ;)

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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 04, 2007, 11:23:53 PM
Do you get northern lights at all in Los Angeles, bk?
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Post by: George on February 04, 2007, 11:23:57 PM
After we got the boxes, my sister went home and I watched the last two episodes of "Desperate Housewives" and "Two and a Half Men" and the latest episodes of "The Class" and "...Old Christine."  

After that, I taped a couple of episodes of a kid's show called "Code:  Lyoko" for the daughter of my friend, Margo.  I had taped the last season for her (about 15 episodes) and I missed these two.  I was able to record them when they were rebroadcast, but now I need to tape them onto a tape for Lian (the daughter) to keep.  Right now, I'm taping the latest episode of "Grey's Anatomy" for Margo.  

And that was my day today.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on February 04, 2007, 11:25:15 PM
I love eggs florentine...basically the same thing except substituting spinach for canadian bacon.

Be decadant and add crab legs!

der Brucer
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 04, 2007, 11:26:19 PM
Today, my sister and I went to my storage unit and got at least a third (but not nearly half) of the boxes and brought them to my house.  Most were put in my living room because my garage is damp.  The storage unit is unheated and a little damp also, but not as damp as my garage. :P So, I figure that if I empty out my extra bedroom (bring all that stuff downstairs) and get what's left out of the storage unit, I can put up shelves in the extra bedroom, go through all the boxes and get rid of stuff that I need to get rid of and keep only what I really want to keep.  
Do you think you will find any surprises amid the boxes?
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Post by: George on February 04, 2007, 11:30:31 PM
Do you think you will find any surprises amid the boxes?

I don't doubt that I'll find some surprises.  What I'm really hoping to find are my "missing in action" CDs...three or four CDs that I absolutely know I have, but haven't been able to find for a long time.  I hate it when that happens. :P
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 04, 2007, 11:32:32 PM
So do i!!

I am hoping to locate some copies of cds that I like. I check out from the library first and if I really like them, I try and purchase copies of them.

Liz Callaway is on my list along with several musicals and other artists.
Title: Re:2007: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Post by: George on February 04, 2007, 11:32:50 PM
I discovered the new library branch near me had some neat cds....

A little Night music...
Man of La Mancha
Minnesota (an orchestral piece)
Monsoon Wedding....
and a couple of cds by BOND

I think Mbarnum would enjoy the soundtrack to Monsoon WEdding.

I need to do some work on my puter tonight and I think A Little Night Music would be a delightful treat...

DBF Jon is taking to Follies  for Valentines.  It is a show featuring a number of Sondheim pieces...

Has anyone ever seen or heard a good recording of Cole Porters "Anything Goes" ? I saw it once in college and I have been looking for the musical on CD. It had some nice tunes

You can't go wrong with A Little Night Music and Man of La Mancha. :)

FYI:  Follies isn't just "a show featuring a number of Sondheim pieces," the whole score was written by him. :D

AND I must say that it's not only one of my all time favorite Sondheim scores, it's one of my all time favorite musical scores, as well. ;D
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Post by: George on February 04, 2007, 11:34:34 PM
So do i!!

I am hoping to locate some copies of cds that I like. I check out from the library first and if I really like them, I try and purchase copies of them.

Liz Callaway is on my list along with several musicals and other artists.

Which versions of A Little Night Music and Man of La Mancha have you gotten?  Do you have (or have you heard) a recording of Follies?
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 04, 2007, 11:35:17 PM
I am looking forward to seeing it. I have really gotten into Sondheim the last few years...

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Post by: George on February 04, 2007, 11:45:19 PM
Has anyone ever seen or heard a good recording of Cole Porters "Anything Goes" ? I saw it once in college and I have been looking for the musical on CD. It had some nice tunes

I really like the Patti LuPone version with Howard McGillin.  I love Patti and he's dreamy!  I also like the studio recording with Kim Criswell.  I love her, too!

If you want to find out all the different versions of musicals there are from around the world practically, go to the Cast Album database (http://www.castalbumdb.com/).  It's quite comprehensive.  It doesn't tell you what's available or where to get anything, but you can find out how many different recordings of Man of La Mancha (http://www.castalbumdb.com/titltitl.cfm?TNumber=389) there have been (19) as well as Anything Goes (http://www.castalbumdb.com/titltitl.cfm?TNumber=25) (17). :)
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Post by: George on February 04, 2007, 11:47:39 PM
Even BK's shows are listed!
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 04, 2007, 11:50:46 PM
Which versions of A Little Night Music and Man of La Mancha have you gotten?  Do you have (or have you heard) a recording of Follies?

I do not have a recording of Follies...

THe version of A Little Night Music I have is the Original broadway cast recording released on CBS Master works..

Man of La Mancha is also broadway cast.

I have a few others on my list I want to check out also, however some will have to wait until the main branch opens again after the new building is done next year.

My list includes Cabaret, Sunday in the Park with GEorge, Stephen Sondheim Collection, CHorus Line, Georgy and Bess.

Sarah Brightman, MIcheal Buble, Harry Connick, Jr and several others are also on my musical lists....

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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 04, 2007, 11:52:47 PM


If you want to find out all the different versions of musicals there are from around the world practically, go to the Cast Album database (http://www.castalbumdb.com/).  It's quite comprehensive.  It doesn't tell you what's available or where to get anything, but you can find out how many different recordings of Man of La Mancha (http://www.castalbumdb.com/titltitl.cfm?TNumber=389) there have been (19) as well as Anything Goes (http://www.castalbumdb.com/titltitl.cfm?TNumber=25) (17). :)

Interesting site GEorge, I have bookmarked it for further exploration...
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Post by: George on February 04, 2007, 11:53:29 PM
Good choices, except that it's Porgy and Bess[/u]. :)
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 04, 2007, 11:53:51 PM
I also like Patti Lupone.

I watched Into the Woods this past weekend. I really like that show!
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 04, 2007, 11:54:57 PM
thanks for the correction..
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 04, 2007, 11:55:30 PM
The library only limits 5 cds per checkout during the building of the new main library...
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Post by: George on February 04, 2007, 11:59:26 PM
The library only limits 5 cds per checkout during the building of the new main library...

Yikes!  Our library system allows up to 100 items checked out at one time.
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Post by: George on February 05, 2007, 12:00:30 AM
If you get the original Broadway cast recording of Follies, be aware that it's not the full score.  Some songs in the show were just not recorded and others had only part of the song recorded.  However, others like "I'm Still Here," sung by Yvonne DeCarlo and "Losing My Mind," sung by Dorothy Collins are definitive...in my humble opinion.  Elaine Stritch on the Follies In Concert recording made "Broadway Baby" her own.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 05, 2007, 12:02:36 AM
Yikes!  Our library system allows up to 100 items checked out at one time.

NDSU does for faculty and staff..

The public library where I got the cds, is only limited to branch libraries at the moment and their collection is not really extensive. Most of the main library's is in storage and thus the limits to allow everyone a chance at the materials.

Concordia college in Moorhead has an extensive classical music collection
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 05, 2007, 12:04:22 AM
Thanks for the pointer on Follies.. I have heard that before that not all songs are recorded for cast albums.

I would like to find Les Miserables.
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Post by: George on February 05, 2007, 12:04:44 AM
NDSU does for faculty and staff..

The public library where I got the cds, is only limited to branch libraries at the moment and their collection is not really extensive. Most of the main library's is in storage and thus the limits to allow everyone a chance at the materials.

Concordia college in Moorhead has an extensive classical music collection

Ahh.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 05, 2007, 12:05:53 AM
"Later... When is later"....
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 05, 2007, 12:07:44 AM
One thing I am finding with my hearing loss, I can listen to musicals a lot easier and does nto wear my ears down like electronic based pop music.
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Post by: George on February 05, 2007, 12:07:46 AM
I would like to find Les Miserables.

That shouldn't be difficult!  There are 22 recordings on CADb (http://www.castalbumdb.com/titltitl.cfm?TNumber=412). :D

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Post by: George on February 05, 2007, 12:09:03 AM
One thing I am finding with my hearing loss, I can listen to musicals a lot easier and does nto wear my ears down like electronic based pop music.

That makes sense.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 05, 2007, 12:09:20 AM
Len Cariou also did this recording of "A Little Night Music"
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 05, 2007, 12:10:35 AM
I thought Fredrick sounded familiar
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Post by: George on February 05, 2007, 12:11:14 AM
Len Cariou also did this recording of "A Little Night Music"

He was in both the original Broadway cast and the movie with Elizabeth Taylor.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 05, 2007, 12:11:24 AM
Hermione Gingold is in this recording also.
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Post by: George on February 05, 2007, 12:11:38 AM
Then Len went on to do Sweeney Todd. :)
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Post by: George on February 05, 2007, 12:12:05 AM
Hermione Gingold is in this recording also.

She was in the original Broadway cast, the original London cast AND the movie. ;)
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 05, 2007, 12:12:12 AM
He was in both the original Broadway cast and the movie with Elizabeth Taylor.

Really?  I heard it was done as a movie but I have never seen it.
Title: Re:2007: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Post by: DakotaCelt on February 05, 2007, 12:13:07 AM
I have Sweeney Todd, another excellent musical.

I am really enjoying this!
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Post by: George on February 05, 2007, 12:13:28 AM
Really?  I heard it was done as a movie but I have never seen it.

It's not horrible, but it's not great.  They changed the location from Sweden to Austria.  I know not why. :-\
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 05, 2007, 12:13:30 AM
Glamourous life
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 05, 2007, 12:14:20 AM
That bugs me when they do that...

BTW... Glamorous Life page 12 dance!
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 05, 2007, 12:15:13 AM
I hold a glamourous life!!
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Post by: George on February 05, 2007, 12:15:38 AM
Glamourous life

The song called "A Glamorous Life" in the movie is totally different than the original stage version.  It's a solo (voice-over, I think) for Fredrika, Desiree's daughter.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 05, 2007, 12:17:28 AM
I suspect the stage version is much more fun!
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 05, 2007, 12:18:08 AM
Matt Ashford actually did this musical and Into the Woods with INteract
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 05, 2007, 12:19:14 AM
He did the role of Count Carl-Magnus in A Little Night Music and two roles in Into the Woods: Prince and the Wolf.
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Post by: George on February 05, 2007, 12:19:33 AM
Okay, this is freaky...I haven't gone to amazon.com in a couple of days, and when I just went there to check on something, on the first page was a section near the top with the heading "What Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?" (what item, I don't know) and the top three items listed are the original Broadway cast recording of Follies, the original Broadway cast recording of A Little Night Music and the Follies In Concert CD.  Now, how did amazon.com know that I was posting about this on a completely different website?? :o

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Post by: George on February 05, 2007, 12:20:13 AM
I suspect the stage version is much more fun!

Of course it is!  Several parts all together...great fun!
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 05, 2007, 12:20:38 AM
Eerie!!
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 05, 2007, 12:21:30 AM
I am really enjoying this recording... I may have to look for a copy that I dont have to always check out.
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Post by: George on February 05, 2007, 12:22:49 AM
Eerie!!

Big Brother Is Watching!! :o

::)