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Title: AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: bk on February 05, 2007, 12:20:10 AM
Well, you've read the notes, you were as confused by the notes as I was, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - they're very interested in the Scorpido, which they think is a new dish at Taco Bell.
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Post by: bk on February 05, 2007, 12:21:24 AM
And the word of the day is: CONCINNITY!
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Post by: bk on February 05, 2007, 12:23:49 AM
Will we never get to page two?
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 05, 2007, 12:28:24 AM
George, in lieu of your comment in the locked thread.... Yep he is watching and personally gaurded by charming box of scorpidos....
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 05, 2007, 12:29:26 AM
I thought they were scorpions in speedos!
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 05, 2007, 12:30:30 AM
I can tell this cd has been checked out a few times... It is like it is skipping from time to tiem in the song.

Len Cariou has an incredible voice!
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Post by: George on February 05, 2007, 12:30:31 AM
One of my favorite foreign songs (and I'll admit that I mainly like it because it was recorded by The Manhattan Transfer with Laurel Massé doing the solo) is Je Voulais (Te Dire Que Je T'Attends).
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Post by: George on February 05, 2007, 12:35:11 AM
I can tell this cd has been checked out a few times... It is like it is skipping from time to tiem in the song.

Don't you hate it when that happens??  When you turn it in, you should give it to someone and tell them.  At the Service Center where I work, we have a CD grinder that (if a CD has scratches that are NOT on the label side) can grind down the underside enough to take out most scratches.  It cost a lot of money, but it totally works.  

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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 05, 2007, 12:35:27 AM
Spanish Verison of "Chiquitita" by ABBA.....

Volare...
99 Luftballoons
Amadeus by Falco
Ta Mo Chleamhnas Deanta... (Match has been made)
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 05, 2007, 12:36:42 AM
Weekend in thecountry is delightful if it is planned
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Post by: George on February 05, 2007, 12:37:07 AM
Spanish Verison of "Chiquitita" by ABBA.....

99 Luftballoons
Amadeus by Falco

I forgot...I liked these two songs and I have an ABBA CD in Spanish, also!
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 05, 2007, 12:37:37 AM
The Italian version of the song Gloria. It was recorded in English by Gloria Branigan
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Post by: George on February 05, 2007, 12:38:11 AM
I have the original French concept recording and the Paris cast recording of Les Misérables.  I love that show.
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Post by: Tomovoz on February 05, 2007, 12:38:38 AM
Never Never Never (Grand Grande Grande)
Walk Away
You Don't Have to Say You Love Me
You're My World
Volare
It's Now Or Never
Surrender
She Wears My Ring
Love is Blue
Come What May (Apre toi)
Never On Sunday
I Will Wait For You
Banjo Boy
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 05, 2007, 12:39:18 AM
Women of Ireland (Mna na hEireann)
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 05, 2007, 12:40:08 AM
I have the original French concept recording and the Paris cast recording of Les Misérables.  I love that show.

I would love ot hear that sometime


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Post by: Tomovoz on February 05, 2007, 12:44:09 AM
All the Abba songs were written in English first; even "Waterloo" which had to be changed to Swedish to be eliglible for Sweden's initial competition for the Eurovision Song Festival.
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Post by: bk on February 05, 2007, 12:47:52 AM
I love many of Jacques Brel's songs, both in French and in their English translations.  All of Legrand's Umbrellas score and Rochefort score.  If You Go Away, in any language.  Volare.  Autumn Leaves.  Our Language Of Love (and many others from Irma La Douce by Marguerite Monnot).
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 05, 2007, 12:48:36 AM
All the Abba songs were written in English first; even "Waterloo" which had to be changed to Swedish to be eliglible for Sweden's initial competition for the Eurovision Song Festival.

I did not know that Tom....
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 05, 2007, 12:49:36 AM
Another cd on my list to check out is the soundtrack to Amelie.
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Post by: George on February 05, 2007, 12:54:44 AM
I love many of Jacques Brel's songs, both in French and in their English translations.  All of Legrand's Umbrellas score and Rochefort score.  If You Go Away, in any language.  Volare.  Autumn Leaves.  Our Language Of Love (and many others from Irma La Douce by Marguerite Monnot).

I have a three different recordings of Jacque Brel Is Alive and Living In Paris and the soundtracks to both "Umbrellas" and "Rochefort."  Great stuff!
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Post by: George on February 05, 2007, 12:57:26 AM
Well, I'm off to bed.  Good night, BK, DakotaCelt and BK!
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Post by: Michael on February 05, 2007, 04:29:36 AM
I am so glad people have mention Jaques Brel I love his song as well, but a side not he is not French, but he is from Belgium

A favorite of mine is Le Ciel est Bleu.

Too bad DR Francois doesn't post today I am sure he can give us a long list.

I also like the original French lyrics to I Dreamed a Drean from Les Miz. If you do a literally translation of the lyrics they are a lot more meaningful for the character.
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Post by: elmore3003 on February 05, 2007, 05:47:04 AM
Good morning, all!  To paraphrase the original German title of ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT,Im Ohio nichts Neues; not a word on the Ohio front.  I shall proceed with my usual day - today I'm mixing JOSEPH & THE DREAMCOAT for Rodgers & Hammerstein - keeping my cellphone near me.

DearReaderLaura, the only DR to send me fudge is my beloved Nursie, but if we were ever to have a fudge judging contest, I couldn't vote till I had sampled yours . . .

I love Brel's songs, and while he's Belgian, his songs are mainly in French as opposed to Flemish - I love the collision of the two languages in "Marieke," and I like the way the best songs in JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL . . . capture the sounds of the original language in English, often when the translation itself is very free.  The biggest insult to the French original is Rod McKuen's "Seasons in the Sun," which alters both the tne of the original as well as its musical structure.

I also like Volare, Love Is Blue, and Never on Sunday.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on February 05, 2007, 05:50:36 AM
Why, oh,
Why, oh,
Why, ohhhhh...
Why did I ever leave Concinnity, Ohio?
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Post by: FJL on February 05, 2007, 05:58:39 AM
There was this foreign language song

Feliz navidad
Feliz navidad
Feliz navidad
Prospero ao y felicidad

which I believe was translated to:

Phylicia Rashad
Phylicia Rashad
Phylicia Rashad
She played de mom, Bill Cosby played de dad

Or at least it did on the local bar scene :)
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Post by: FJL on February 05, 2007, 06:03:34 AM
The only foreign language I know reasonably fluently is Hebrew, so my favorite songs for the TOD are the Hebrew songs

"Next Year" ("Bashana Haba-a") by Hedva and David (not to be confused with Harry and David),
 
and the previously discussed "Hallelujah," for which Steve and Eydie did a ubiquitous American version many years ago.
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Post by: Ben on February 05, 2007, 06:13:29 AM
Il fait tres froid a New York City!

That is all.

It's not a foreign language song but it's a foreign language phrase.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on February 05, 2007, 06:25:27 AM
TOD:

Milord -- Piaf
Der Kommissar -- Falco

That's all that's coming to mind at the mo'.
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Post by: FJL on February 05, 2007, 06:30:10 AM
Almost at page 2
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Post by: FJL on February 05, 2007, 06:30:22 AM
And one for Milord
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Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 06:30:49 AM
Damn the scorpidos.
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Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 06:32:00 AM
Good morning from the home of the Super Bowl-winning Indianapolis Colts!!

Or as they are called in by many in the state:  The Indianapolis Coats.  (that "L" seems superfluous to some).
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Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 06:34:01 AM
Read all about it here:

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/frontpage (http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/frontpage)
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Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 06:36:10 AM
Page Two Peyton Manning Dance.

[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%](http://artfiles.art.com/images/-/Peyton-Manning-3D-Poster-Poster-C10221445.jpeg)[/move]
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Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 06:37:43 AM
DR DAKOTA CELT - there are many versions of ANYTHING GOES, and I haven't heard them all, but of the ones I have heard....this is my favorite!   ;D

http://www.amazon.com/Anything-Goes-1962-Off-Broadway-Cast/dp/B0000024VD/sr=8-3/qid=1170685757/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3/102-4635991-9296953?ie=UTF8&s=music (http://www.amazon.com/Anything-Goes-1962-Off-Broadway-Cast/dp/B0000024VD/sr=8-3/qid=1170685757/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3/102-4635991-9296953?ie=UTF8&s=music)
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Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 06:42:57 AM
Vibes for DR ELMORE.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on February 05, 2007, 06:43:00 AM
Last night for dinner I ate Chinese food for the first time since I had my attack of the heart and I wound up having a series of bizarre dreams.  In one segment that I clearly remember, I was at a Caribbean seaside resort, taking advantage of a free three day stay provided by an insurance company that was trying to sell me a life insurance policy.  I decided to skip a sales seminar and sit on the beach and read.  However, the insurance people sent a little native boy who was schooled in sales talk to interrupt my beach time.  The little boy went into a sales pitch in which, in order to illustrate the risks in life, he allowed himself to be stung and bit by a variety of insects and bugs.  I stared in horror as he shook a jar of spiders, millipedes and wasps (no scorpidos, though) onto his arms and legs and started talking about rates and premiums.  I didn't exactly wake up screaming, but I was plenty disturbed I can tell you.
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Post by: Charles Pogue on February 05, 2007, 06:43:12 AM
There was a Japanese song that was a hit in the sixties that they just arbitrarily entitled Sukyaki, which, of course, was not it's real name but one of the few Japanese words Americans knew.  I guess it sounded better than Won Ton.
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Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 06:44:04 AM
TOD:

"Sukiyaki"

Elvis singing "Wooden Heart" - in German

Connie Francis singing "Where the Boys Are" in Japanese.
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Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 06:44:57 AM
LOL....DR CP and I were posting at the same time.
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Post by: elmore3003 on February 05, 2007, 06:46:21 AM
DR DantheMan's dream reminded me: last night I dreamed I was at a swimming party at Steve Sondheim's country house, and my hosts from Los Angeles were also in the dream.  I have no idea what Steve's Connecticut home is like, but in the dream it was quite palatial.

Now back to the IRS!
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Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 06:48:59 AM
Our school structure is failing, we need more law enforcement officers, the sewers are inadequate....BUT....

We are GIVING tax dollars to Mr Irsay and his PRIVATE BUSINESS to operate a sports team and BUILD a stadium....TAX DOLLARS in addition to the "temporary" entertainment/restaurant tax that was placed on Marion County a dozen years ago to pay for the Super (RCA) Dome that they will soon abandon.

My prediction - the Colts will Bolt Indy for a larger and more metropolitan city before 2015!
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Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 06:49:34 AM
Perhaps you should both invest in a Dream Dictionary.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on February 05, 2007, 06:49:57 AM
DR Elmore, I would have much rather had your dream over mine!
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on February 05, 2007, 06:52:14 AM
Perhaps you should both invest in a Dream Dictionary.

I actually have one, but it's from the 60s and is hopelessly outdated.
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Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 07:13:16 AM
LOL....all of those psychedelic references are jarring, aren't they? :)
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Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 07:13:44 AM
Now I have to go buy a dress.....details to follow.
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Post by: elmore3003 on February 05, 2007, 07:14:34 AM
I remember looking at a Dream Book at Barnes & Noble during my days there.  Or did I dream it?

Thank you all for the vibes and kind thoughts.  I do appreciate your concern. As of 10 am EST, there has been no word from family.  I am continuing with my day as if it were any other.
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Post by: elmore3003 on February 05, 2007, 07:15:10 AM
Now I have to go buy a dress.....details to follow.

I hope you can find a bag and shoes to match.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on February 05, 2007, 07:15:23 AM
I'm a day late in piping in on the discussion, bit I am in the pro-2001 ASO camp.  I recall seeing it's TV broadcast debut and thinking that it was okay.  But years later I got to see it on a big, big movie theatre screen in a re-release and was able to really appreciate the spectacle that it was made to be.

What has somewhat soured me on 2001 over the years has been subsequently reading Clarke's novel and numerous sequels, which over-explain the original concepts and take away from the cosmic grandeur of the film.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2007, 07:23:39 AM
Good morning!

Another beautiful day with extremely cold temperatures outside. It was 29 just a moment ago and not supposed to climb past the mid 30s today. Warmer later in the week (mid 40s). So, this is as winter as it usually gets for us.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2007, 07:30:17 AM
The score to ANYTHING GOES has been tampered with repeatedly since it became a hit in the 1930s. I grew up with the off-Broadway recording with Hal Linden and Eileen Rodgers (which added other tunes to the original's score), and that's forever my favorite.

The 1987 Lincoln Center revival added different Porter tunes and rearranged others, but the Broadway cast recording is undeniably exciting to listen to. I also like the London version of the same update with the marvelous Howard McGillan still onboard as Billy and Elaine Page as Reno.

The Kim Criswell recording that DR George alluded to contains just the original score, not the additions from other Porter musicals, and it's valuable for that reason. But you're not likely to ever see that version of ANYTHING GOES ever performed.

Isn't the 1987 revival the "official" version of the show now? The last two times I saw it in theaters around here, that's the version that was used.
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Post by: elmore3003 on February 05, 2007, 07:31:55 AM
I've had two calls in the past 10 minutes, one from my brother Randy and one from his beautiful wife: my dad has asked to be taken to hospital.  As soon as I know the state of things from the medical point of view, I'll make a determination on returning to Ohio.  I hope it's not so severe that I can hold off untill at least the end of the week to finish my IRS date with my accountant, but that can be postponed if necessary.

I'm sure the Macbeths will weigh in shortly: she loves to spread bad tidings.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2007, 07:34:35 AM
I'm not a football fan at all, but I had to feel happy for Peyton Manning after so many Super Bowl lost chances in years past to get his chance finally and make the most of it.

And I especially loved his humility in acknowledging that it was a team effort and not his win alone. He has always impressed me as a very decent person.
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Post by: bk on February 05, 2007, 07:40:21 AM
I'm up, I'm up - early.  Weird dreams, too.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2007, 07:40:32 AM
The discussion of the A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC film. So many good elements for such a puny result. Bad decisions were made all around: dropping many of the best songs, using the same voice dubber for three different female characters, etc.

And yet, without that movie, we wouldn't have that absolutely marvelous new version of "The Glamorous Life" which I prefer ten thousand times over the original stage version. We wouldn't have Diana Rigg's unforgettably poignant Charlotte, my favorite performance in the movie. And we wouldn't have Len Cariou or Laurence Guittard's performances of their original roles (even though they lost some of their music along the way).

So, it's a very mixed bag for me, but I'm glad I have the movie (pan and scanned as it is) on videotape.
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Post by: bk on February 05, 2007, 07:40:44 AM
I would post something pithy but first I must de-groggify.
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Post by: FJL on February 05, 2007, 07:47:18 AM
I'm so groggy I can hardly pith right now.


Can we say that on a family site?
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Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2007, 07:48:25 AM
Foreign language songs. I guess it would have to be LES MIZ's songs. It's the only pop opera that I really like, so that gives it the title for me without any competition.

I do like "Volare" in its original language. Didn't Petula Clark sing it half in English and half in Italian? SOmeone did that I had on an 8-track tape (remember those?).
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 05, 2007, 07:48:34 AM
I alsl had a wierd dream: DR Sandra and I were invited to be in a melodrama in LA. We were to play the Miller Brothers, who get hanged at the end. Also starring were Larry Raben and David Engel.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 05, 2007, 07:48:54 AM
Page Three Scorpido Dance!
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Post by: FJL on February 05, 2007, 07:49:59 AM
And one for Miller, too
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Post by: FJL on February 05, 2007, 07:51:13 AM
My mom used to work at a clothing store called Miller Brothers on Kings Highway in Brooklyn.  Are they the same ones as in DR Laura's dream?
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 05, 2007, 07:53:48 AM
Did they have mustaches and red hair and get hanged?
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 05, 2007, 07:57:26 AM
And now, since it is a lovely day outside and I have nothing I HAVE to do today, I shall go for a nice long walk.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 05, 2007, 08:00:07 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up... And I allowed myself to sleep in for a bit.  Alas, the radiator had another bout of knock-knock-knocking last night which woke me up, but I feel rested and non-sleep-deprived, so...

And while lounging in bed this morning, I came up with an easier and less "dismantling" way to get my shelves set up.  It was one of those "DOH!" moments.  I was originally going to dismantle one set of shelves completely, then move the new set in its place.  But then I realized that I could just slide the old shelf forward, place the new one in its old place and then just transfer the contents of the shelves from one to the other.  -And I won't have to worry about trying to find free floor space to place the CDs and books during the "transfer".
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 05, 2007, 08:05:18 AM
And like bk , DR George, and others here on HHW, I just have to way too much stuff.  And I must whittle down my belongings.  -And like other DRs, I've been going through this process for years now.  So, maybe we should all form a pact of sorts, or even have a contest to see which Hainsie/Kimlet can de-stuffify first.

;)
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Post by: Jennifer on February 05, 2007, 08:05:57 AM
I watched the Superbowl last night. Not really too exciting a game. But my brother-in-law organizes a pool, which makes it more exciting. Everyone ends up cheering for the scores they have at the end of each quarter.  All i have to say is why couldn't the colts have tried to scrore a touchdown in the last minute. They could have scored if they had tried. But no, they just kept downing the ball. They owe me $50! :)

As for the commercials, my little niece megan was transfixed by the beer commercial with the dogs. She loved it.

The one with the 2 guys biting the hotdog/sausage and then kissing was so silly. And then they were so embarrassed that they pulled off their chest hair!

There were a lot of animated coke commercials. And many budweiser commercials.  There was a funny one with a guy having a beard combover.

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Post by: Jennifer on February 05, 2007, 08:07:56 AM
Good vibes for DR Elmore and his dad. ~~~~~~~~~
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Post by: Ginny on February 05, 2007, 08:09:33 AM
Monday morning greetings!  Our thermometer in the sun reads 0o at the moment - hope that doesn't mean it's really 10  below!

Today's my day off and it would have been lovely to sleep late on such a cold morning.  However, back in August I made my 6-month dental check-up appointment for 8:45am today.  It must have seemed like a good idea at the time...Anyway, I received a clean bill of dental health.  Now, I have some errands to do, but at least I convinced my 88-year-old mother that she has no business running around in the cold with me.
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Post by: Jennifer on February 05, 2007, 08:10:09 AM
Tonight we have a new HEROES!
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Post by: elmore3003 on February 05, 2007, 08:11:29 AM
Did they have mustaches and red hair and get hanged?

The haberdasher who dress Li'l Kim should be hanged.
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Post by: Ginny on February 05, 2007, 08:12:39 AM
{{{DR Elmore}}}

We're here if you need us...
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 05, 2007, 08:14:40 AM
...And I also have to say that I'm almost in the mindset where the only belongings I have are the ones that are in my room.  Nothing in storage.  Nothing in the basement of my parents house.

And after doing some "math", I'm pretty sure that once I get all the new shelving set up here, I will still have a number of boxes of books, music, papers, etc., that are not "up and out".  -But at least stored neatly under my bed.  But it would be nice to get down just to the basics as it were.   -At least until I get my own place.  My own bigger apartment.  ;)

*DR elmore and I have a mutual friend/colleague who has one of the neatest, uncluttered NYC apartments I've ever seen.  And not really that big an apartment.  Roomy, but not "big".  Everything he owns is there.  And when it comes to his clothes, everything is one dresser and a small closet.  So, whenever he buys a new piece of clothing - t-shirt, jeans, coat, etc. - he gets rid of an "old" piece.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2007, 08:15:41 AM
We have a new EVERYTHING tonight. We're in sweeps month, so no reruns of shows in their original timeslots.

CBS debuts a new comedy tonight at 9:30 (RULES OF ENGAGEMENT), but I'm not interested in it at all. When THE CLASS finishes its first run episode order, OLD CHRISTINE is going to move into the 8:30 time period for awhile.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 05, 2007, 08:16:57 AM
I have in my collection a rendition of Silent Night sung in five languages : Gaelic, Norwegian, English, German and Italian.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2007, 08:17:01 AM
I'm having lunch with best friend John today, so I guess I should get off-line and get cleaned up.

WBBL.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on February 05, 2007, 08:18:00 AM
I watched the Superbowl last night. Not really too exciting a game. But my brother-in-law organizes a pool, which makes it more exciting. Everyone ends up cheering for the scores they have at the end of each quarter.  All i have to say is why couldn't the colts have tried to scrore a touchdown in the last minute. They could have scored if they had tried. But no, they just kept downing the ball. They owe me $50! :)

As for the commercials, my little niece megan was transfixed by the beer commercial with the dogs. She loved it.

The one with the 2 guys biting the hotdog/sausage and then kissing was so silly. And then they were so embarrassed that they pulled off their chest hair!

There were a lot of animated coke commercials. And many budweiser commercials.  There was a funny one with a guy having a beard combover.



I was overall disappointed in the commercials last night.  The only one that I felt was funny and surprising was the Grand Theft Auto guy going nice in one of the Coke commercials.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 05, 2007, 08:24:10 AM
And one last thought on de-cluttering...

I did a quick read through the new organizing book written by the guy on TLC's "Clean Sweep".  -I read it at Border's - it really was a quick read.  He does a nice job getting to and through the emotional attachments people have to their stuff, their belongings, their junk.

His number one rule - well, one of them at least - is "If you don't have to room to store it, then you need to get rid of it".  And another one is something along the lines of, "If you haven't used it in a certain amount of time, then you don't need it.".  -Of course, I'm paraphrasing.

I liked this one hint for decluttering your desk area and kitchen gadget drawers:

Place all the gadgets in a cardboard box on the floor by your desk, kitchen drawer.  As you need and use a particular item, take it out of the box, and place it out of the drawer.  Whatever is left in the box on the floor at the end of a month... ditch!

Then you basically do the same thing with cookbooks.... Place a Post-It note sticking out of a book when you use it... Any books that don't have a Post-It note sticking out of it after a year...  Etc., etc., etc.
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Post by: bk on February 05, 2007, 08:26:03 AM
I alsl had a wierd dream: DR Sandra and I were invited to be in a melodrama in LA. We were to play the Miller Brothers, who get hanged at the end. Also starring were Larry Raben and David Engel.

That was no dream - you HAVE been invited to be in a melodrama and you will be playing the Miller brothers and you will get hanged at the end.  It's called Plaid Hangings - I'm quite looking forward to it.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: bk on February 05, 2007, 08:27:02 AM
My main un-cluttering project will be the garage, but there are probably close to 100 boxes o' stuff out there to go through.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: elmore3003 on February 05, 2007, 08:27:55 AM
And one last thought on de-cluttering...


DR Jose, perhaps we should go in together on an eBay sale!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2007, 08:28:05 AM
DR Jose -- cook books should NOT be ditched if you haven't used them in a month.  Books should be treasured, measured and used as needed...even if it's years between openings.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: elmore3003 on February 05, 2007, 08:29:16 AM
That was no dream - you HAVE been invited to be in a melodrama and you will be playing the Miller brothers and you will get hanged at the end.  It's called Plaid Hangings - I'm quite looking forward to it.
;D ;D ;D
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ginny on February 05, 2007, 08:29:25 AM
TOD - Bryn Terfel's We'll Keep a Welcome - The Welsh Album is one of my favorites and most frequently played on my iPod.  Especially "Cwm Rhondda" and "Hyfrydol."
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2007, 08:30:25 AM
I'm glad the Colts won the game yesterday.

I'm not particularly impressed with the game, however.  It was lackluster and dull.

As far as MVP goes, I'd have given it to the Colt defensive player who made an interception and scored a touchdown.  THAT was the play that made the game for the Colts.

As they said when Manning was named, any number of players qualified.  That Manning played respectably was apparently enough to seal the deal for him.

He's a great quarterback, don't get me wrong.  He was just okay yesterday, though.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 05, 2007, 08:30:28 AM
OH!  And here's the book:

It's All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff
by Peter Walsh

(http://ec2.images-amazon.com/images/P/0743292642.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)



*Of course, I didn't buy the book since I didn't want to add another book to my clutter right now.  ;)
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2007, 08:31:53 AM
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Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jane on February 05, 2007, 08:32:08 AM
From Edi:
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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.

The puppy eating the little bell on a toy made me nervous.  Keith refused to watch 3 hours of puppies & I only got to watch a minute of the kittens & 15 minutes of the puppies.

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Post by: Dan (the Man) on February 05, 2007, 08:34:42 AM
I think Coco Chanel who said that if you haven't worn it for six months, get rid of it.  True, I have never worn any of the pile of articles I clipped out of NEW YORK MAGAZINE in the 70s and 80s, but you never know when that perfect occasion will come up.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 05, 2007, 08:34:46 AM
DR Jose, perhaps we should go in together on an eBay sale!

Sounds like a good idea.

However, there are some things I know I just want to get out of boxes and out of my apartment, my life, as it were... Now.  Whether or not I pocket some change in the process.

I have a feeling I'll be taking a few boxes of books down The Strand, and some CDs down to Academy - or wherever else anyone suggests.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 05, 2007, 08:36:52 AM
DR Jose -- cook books should NOT be ditched if you haven't used them in a month.  Books should be treasured, measured and used as needed...even if it's years between openings.

I'm pretty sure most of my cookbooks are keepers - I've cooked from about 95% of them.  However, there are a few in my collection that I know I can part with painlessly and guiltlessly.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 05, 2007, 08:38:38 AM
PAGE FOUR DANCE!!!!

Since we're talking books...  The Dance Break from "Marian, The Librarian".





Marshmallow?
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2007, 08:42:20 AM
Rant of the day:

One of my co-workers is returning today from a three-week vacation.  Sadly, we learned at the last minute two weeks ago that her mother had died.  I attempted to send flowers on behalf of my work group, but I was too late to get anything done in time for the funeral.

A couple of my co-workers indicated they would just do something personal for her when she returned.

This morning, however, I ordered a basket of African violets be sent here and I instructed the card indicate it was from all of us (not by name, but by our group name).

I let others know what I'd done and told them it was their choice whether to participate or not...that I would have done it alone anyway.

A couple of folks thanked me and anted up.

One person, however, said, "Does she LIKE African violets?"  The tone was challenging.

I replied "I don't know.  I think it's the thought that matters."

I got a "look" and nothing more was said.  

I say it here:  Some people can go straight to HELL!

Rant over.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 05, 2007, 08:43:33 AM
And back to more pressing topics...

The Topic of the Day

"Besame Mucho"
"Love Is Blue"
"Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps" ("Quizas, Quizas, Quizas")
"The Girl From Ipanema" - And basically another Jobim title.

And that's about all I can come up with right now... I've been up for a few hours already, but haven't had any breakfast yet, so...  Time to eat.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Dan (the Man) on February 05, 2007, 08:44:18 AM
DR Ron--on that person's next birthday, make sure you have your group send him/her a nice big bunch of African violets.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2007, 08:45:50 AM
DR Ron--on that person's next birthday, make sure you have your group send him/her a nice big bunch of African violets.


This person's birthday is Dec. 15th....and I make sure I'm never here on that date.

Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ginny on February 05, 2007, 08:47:04 AM
DR Jose - I just added myself to the reserve list at my library for It's All Too Much.  We have 12 copies on order and I'm #12 on the list, so should get a brand new book.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jane on February 05, 2007, 08:50:51 AM

derBrucer:
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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).

It sounds delicious & very English, except it was missing the almond paste.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Dan (the Man) on February 05, 2007, 08:54:32 AM
The talk this morning about A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC has prompted me to play the Judi Densch recording on ye olde iPode.  This is probably the third time I'm listening to this particular version in as many weeks.  I think Densch has become my favorite of the recorded Desirees, along with whoever is playing Anne.

I'm not crazy about the amalgamated "The Glamorous Life"  that was used in this production.  The two songs are too dissimilar in scope and musicality and they don't blend well to my ears.  They do not belong together.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 05, 2007, 08:57:08 AM
DR Jose - I just added myself to the reserve list at my library for It's All Too Much.  We have 12 copies on order and I'm #12 on the list, so should get a brand new book.

Of course, the next time you're at Border's...

;)
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jeanne on February 05, 2007, 08:58:49 AM
I'm so groggy I can hardly pith right now.


Given the East Coast temps, I'm not surprised.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2007, 09:01:16 AM
Am having cell phone troubles.....my voice mail is somehow now linked to the telephone number of the woman who cuts my hair.

When I press 1 and hold it down, her cell phone is dialed.

Sigh.  Don't know how I did that.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2007, 09:01:37 AM
Double sigh.

I'm totally not figuring out how to UNdo that.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2007, 09:03:16 AM
Someone is wearing some hideously allergy inducing scent this morning...either a powder or a perfume.

I may have to put my foot down and make a point of leaving work ILL because of it.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ginny on February 05, 2007, 09:03:43 AM
Of course, the next time you're at Border's...

;)

I have noticed how many people are using the super bookstores as libraries now - for reading something you don't want to buy, to have group study sessions, for browsing and leisure reading.  Since we've relinquished the library to the homeless, our former users are going elsewhere.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 05, 2007, 09:04:03 AM
Am having cell phone troubles.....my voice mail is somehow now linked to the telephone number of the woman who cuts my hair.

When I press 1 and hold it down, her cell phone is dialed.

Sigh.  Don't know how I did that.

DR Ron Pulliam - Sounds like you somehow re-programmed your speed dial function on your cell phone.  If you look at the listing for your woman who cuts your hair on your phone, does it give a speed dial option of "1"?  -Or whatever the voicemail key is?

Can you just dial your own cell phone number from your cell phone to get your voice mail?
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2007, 09:05:44 AM
I went to Trader Joe's yesterday at noon to stock up on some things I love....and in particular because it was Super Bowl Sunday.

And, Oh! My!, but weren't there a bunch of other folks there loading up on noshes!!!

In addition to my chili lemon pistachios (4 bags) and roasted cashews (1 pound), I picked up two pork tenderloins and two Frenched rack of lambs.  I'm just drooling talking about them.

They're in my freezer and will be prepared on weekends as a special treat for myself.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2007, 09:06:09 AM
I can't wait to do the reduction sauces to pour over the loin and lamb.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 05, 2007, 09:06:13 AM
Well, time to move some shelves... again...

Laters...
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jane on February 05, 2007, 09:07:24 AM
Poor Sherlock is eating right through all of his fun toys.  I need to search for some new ones on the internet.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 05, 2007, 09:08:24 AM
I have noticed how many people are using the super bookstores as libraries now - for reading something you don't want to buy, to have group study sessions, for browsing and leisure reading.  Since we've relinquished the library to the homeless, our former users are going elsewhere.

You should check out the public eating areas at the Whole Foods here in NYC - particularly at Columbus Circle/Time-Warner Center and the one at Union Square down by NYU.  Talk about "squatting".  And, of course, since WiFi is now available at Starbucks...
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2007, 09:10:29 AM
DR Ron Pulliam - Sounds like you somehow re-programmed your speed dial function on your cell phone.  If you look at the listing for your woman who cuts your hair on your phone, does it give a speed dial option of "1"?  -Or whatever the voicemail key is?

Can you just dial your own cell phone number from your cell phone to get your voice mail?

There is no indication of speed dial anything.  I programmed a bunch of numbers....I just go into my address book, scroll to the name (like yours), highlight the number and press "Call".

I can dial my cell phone number.  I actually haven't set up a password for obtaining my calls, but I shouldn't need one to listen, I wouldn't think.  When I first got the number, I got a lot of voicemails I was able to listen to and clear.

If I send you a roundtrip plane ticket, will you fly out to Oakland International and program it for me?

;D
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jeanne on February 05, 2007, 09:11:09 AM
DR Jose -- cook books should NOT be ditched if you haven't used them in a month.  Books should be treasured, measured and used as needed...even if it's years between openings.

YES!!! I certainly agree. I feel that way about books in general. I do cull--I have to, I just don't have the space--but I have many books and files that I haven't used in years, but they are still relevant to projects that I'm currently working on or could easily be given. A few years ago I was offered a writing assignment that was quite esoteric and would have been much, much more difficult if I hadn't had certain books already on hand. I don't think that the de-clutter "pros" understand the concept of a professional library.  
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2007, 09:12:09 AM
Poor Sherlock is eating right through all of his fun toys.  I need to search for some new ones on the internet.


Wouldn't it be more fun to take him shopping to pick out his own toys?

:)
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jeanne on February 05, 2007, 09:12:58 AM
OH!  And here's the book:

It's All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff
by Peter Walsh

(http://ec2.images-amazon.com/images/P/0743292642.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)



*Of course, I didn't buy the book since I didn't want to add another book to my clutter right now.  ;)

Sounds like you don't NEED the book!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 09:19:12 AM
Well....the last time I saw 2001 - at home with some nice sound...and a Diet Pepsi, I liked it more.

Certainly after 35 years of a Technology Revolution, certain things look quaint, but the idea of HAL is terrifying.  The ending (don't bother to try to explain it to me) is just to ambiguous for me.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jeanne on February 05, 2007, 09:21:12 AM
DR JOSE,
Thanks for adding the the music book recommendations. I heard part of what I think may have been the Young People's concerts many years ago and always wanted to revisit it. (That could be a TOD--all the things we meant to do but somehow haven't done.) The NPR website didn't occur to me, but it's now on my list. Thanks!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ginny on February 05, 2007, 09:22:33 AM
Off to brave the elements - bye for now.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: MBarnum on February 05, 2007, 09:34:09 AM
I have never seen 2001.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jeanne on February 05, 2007, 09:35:07 AM
More on clutter: I watched a PBS program on decluttering and it had one or two good ideas. Clearly, the woman giving it had had serious clutter problems and maybe how to get rid of things didn't come easily to her. Overall, I didn't feel it helped me much.

I really think that some people are minimalists and some of us are not. I have a friend who tosses something every time she buys something new. She was taught this by her mother and is rather obsessive about it. Worse, she expects her husband to do the same. I grew up in a frugal family and can't do that.

I think that it helps to look at what it's costing you in $$$, such as a storage locker. Every time you can reduce your monthly expenses, such as DR GEORGE is doing, you're ahead. After all, you can now afford to BUY MORE STUFF!!! :)  Seriously, due to the high cost of housing these days I can't afford the large house that I was planning on some years ago, so that is a motivator. On the other hand, why not keep something you might need or simply enjoy if you have the space?  

As for the "If you haven't used it for a year.." thing, well, that just doesn't work in my life. If we have a warm winter am I to toss my winter coats and cold-weather gear? Hardly. I think that what you keep and what you toss just depends very much on your lifestyle. One day I'll tell you all about the REALLY HUGE MISTAKE  I made long ago when I threw out something that I REALLY, REALLY REGRET. But not now.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: MBarnum on February 05, 2007, 09:36:20 AM
Page 5 Kyu Sakamoto dance

(He sang SUKIYAKI)

(http://ec3.images-amazon.com/images/P/B0000267KH.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Dan (the Man) on February 05, 2007, 09:36:46 AM
Yikes.  I didn't have time to bring in a prepared lunch this morning and now I have to go out in the arctic air to get something to eat.  If I have to go out, then I'm going to get something to make it worth the trek.

I have to laugh and laugh again at the smokers who have still been standing outside our building so they can have their ciggy breaks.  Our building strictly enforces where these people can gather, and it's on a wall that is directly hit by a blasting wind tunnel, which is all the worse in these temperatures.  

I have no sympathy.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 09:37:43 AM
I have never seen 2001.

Yes you did, six years ago.

But maybe you have never seen "2001".  ;D
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: MBarnum on February 05, 2007, 09:37:58 AM
TOD'

Sukiyaki
Dominique
99 Luftballoons
Volare
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: MBarnum on February 05, 2007, 09:38:51 AM
LOL! I guess you are right JRand!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: MBarnum on February 05, 2007, 09:39:47 AM
Vibes to Elmore!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 09:40:46 AM
LOL! I guess you are right JRand!


Don't Knock the Blockhead!  ;D
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jennifer on February 05, 2007, 09:42:45 AM
I was overall disappointed in the commercials last night.  The only one that I felt was funny and surprising was the Grand Theft Auto guy going nice in one of the Coke commercials.

There was one commercial that had everybody at the party laughing. It was for budweiser. IT had a young couple driving. And there was a hitchhiker standing in the road with a beer and an ax.

The boyfriend wanted to stop and the girl was like, "but he had an ax". And the boyfriend was like, "but he had a budweiser!"

So the boyfriend opens the window and looks at the hitchhiker and says "so what's with the ax?" and the guy says "oh it's a bottle opener". So the boyfriend lets him in.

Then the same thing happens with a chainsaw hitchhiker.

Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jennifer on February 05, 2007, 09:43:40 AM
Re: the superbowl. I do not think the quarterback deserved to be MVP. I'm sure he's good and all. but last night he was just okay.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jeanne on February 05, 2007, 09:43:56 AM
One more word (from me) on clutter:
I do say that if I'm going to keep something it must be organized. What's the point of keeping something if you can't find it when you need it? I find that most annoying. "I know it's in the house. I just don't know WHERE." I've said that a few times.

And I am very glad I did all that decluttering over the past few years. It's not done, but I threw out TONS and I'm really glad I did it. So, GEORGE, you'll probably be glad you did it too!

Unfortunately, every time I do a MAJOR CULL I throw out something I later regret. I just accept that now.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jeanne on February 05, 2007, 09:45:31 AM
As for dreams, I didn't remember any of last night's dreams. Did I have any? I don't know. I feel cheated. Many of you had such interesting ones. :)
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jennifer on February 05, 2007, 09:49:40 AM
I think today is the coldest day of the year. It is something like -30C. I do not like it this cold! :(
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: George on February 05, 2007, 09:51:33 AM
I'm not crazy about the amalgamated "The Glamorous Life"  that was used in this production.  The two songs are too dissimilar in scope and musicality and they don't blend well to my ears.  They do not belong together.

...and they should have belonged...together.
They have to move on!


A Sondheim reference. ;)

Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: George on February 05, 2007, 09:54:55 AM
DR Jose -- cook books should NOT be ditched if you haven't used them in a month.  Books should be treasured, measured and used as needed...even if it's years between openings.

That's how I feel about my CDs...musicals, especially.  My mom keeps telling me to get rid of some of my CDs because I have so many and why do I keep buying them, but I CAN'T get rid of any and I WON'T! :)
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: George on February 05, 2007, 09:56:44 AM
And like bk , DR George, and others here on HHW, I just have to way too much stuff.  And I must whittle down my belongings.  -And like other DRs, I've been going through this process for years now.  So, maybe we should all form a pact of sorts, or even have a contest to see which Hainsie/Kimlet can de-stuffify first.

;)

As much as I would love to join that pact/contest, I'm afraid that I'd lose.  I know myself too well...I'm the King of the Procrastinators. ::) I've been saying for years that I need to get rid of some of my stuff, but hopefully this time, I will.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jennifer on February 05, 2007, 09:57:37 AM
Oh and during the Super Bowl there were plenty of promos for Survivor starting Thursday and TAR allstars (starting 2 weeks from last night). I cannot wait. Especially for TAR.

Anyone else excited?
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jeanne on February 05, 2007, 10:01:38 AM
Someone is wearing some hideously allergy inducing scent this morning...either a powder or a perfume.

I may have to put my foot down and make a point of leaving work ILL because of it.

As someone with allergies, you have not only my sympathy but my support about making a point about it. I do wish women would refrain from wearing loads of strong perfume (I've never been around a man who wore obnoxious scent), especially in public places. I was at the Kennedy Center one evening when someone nearby was wearing something that bothered me. It really distracted from the performance.

I don't think that many people are aware that colognes and perfumes are made from weeds because they are both cheap and plentiful. These are the same weeds that cause an array of allergic reactions. So that person who complains bitterly about the ragweed--or pollen in general-- is actually introducing more of the same into the environment by wearing scent.  

In coming years this could become an issue like smoking, since more and more people are suffering from allergies.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Dan (the Man) on February 05, 2007, 10:05:15 AM
...and they should have belonged...together.
They have to move on!


A Sondheim reference. ;)



I knew you would get it, DR George!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: George on February 05, 2007, 10:06:39 AM
Topic of the Day:  a few years ago, I got a CD called Thank You for the Music (http://www.cduniverse.com/search/xx/music/pid/6665060/a/Thank+You+For+The+Music.htm) by Deborah Boily.  It's a live CD of her cabaret act and it's very good.  Anyway, she does this French medley and one of the songs is called "Comme D’Habitude," which means "As Usual."  She tells the story on the CD that when she first heard the song, the music sounded really familiar.  It turns out that Paul Anka also heard the song and wrote English lyrics to it and called it "My Way."  However his lyrics have nothing to do with the original French lyrics.  She she translated it herself and recorded it.  Here are the lyrics that she sings, translated from the French:

Each day, when I awake
You lay asleep as usual
Afraid you might be cold
I raise the sheet as usual
And though I hesitate
I touch your cheek as usual
But you, you turn away
From me, as usual

So then I quickly dress
And leave the room as usual
Alone, I have my tea
I’m running late as usual
I leave without a sound
It’s cold outside as usual
So cold, so wet
And I am numb as usual

Yes, every day and all day long
I act as if there’s nothing wrong
As usual I always smile
I even laugh and play the clown
As usual my life goes on and on as usual
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: George on February 05, 2007, 10:07:06 AM
I knew you would get it, DR George!

;D
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: George on February 05, 2007, 10:08:16 AM
Well...in the correct words of Sondheim, "I have to move on."  It's time for me to go to work.  

Until later!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Dan (the Man) on February 05, 2007, 10:09:59 AM
Oh and during the Super Bowl there were plenty of promos for Survivor starting Thursday and TAR allstars (starting 2 weeks from last night). I cannot wait. Especially for TAR.

Anyone else excited?

I'm excited for TAR, especially since it should start at 8:00 on the dot, barring the odd overtime basketball game.  No more setting TIVO to cover two and a half hours.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2007, 10:16:05 AM
Oh and during the Super Bowl there were plenty of promos for Survivor starting Thursday and TAR allstars (starting 2 weeks from last night). I cannot wait. Especially for TAR.

Anyone else excited?

Not nearly so much as you.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2007, 10:18:56 AM
Apropos of absolutely nothing:

D'OH!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2007, 10:19:26 AM
I keep inching toward a milestone, but cannot quite get there.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2007, 10:19:43 AM
Apropos of my efforts:


PUSH!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Dan (the Man) on February 05, 2007, 10:22:56 AM
Make it special, DR Ron!
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Post by: bk on February 05, 2007, 10:22:56 AM
I've spent the last ninety minutes taking a first stab at the special material number for Joan Ryan, so we'd have something to sing through.  Some of it is really funny, I must say.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: MBarnum on February 05, 2007, 10:39:37 AM
Oh and during the Super Bowl there were plenty of promos for Survivor starting Thursday and TAR allstars (starting 2 weeks from last night). I cannot wait. Especially for TAR.

Anyone else excited?

Yes!!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 05, 2007, 10:42:42 AM
Good Afternoon!

One set of shelf contents transferred... Only two... or three.. or four.. - well, all depends how you're counting - to go!

I just had to take a break, but I should be able to get the major chunk of the project done over the next couple of hours.  :)
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: MBarnum on February 05, 2007, 10:43:07 AM
Page 6, The Amazing Race dance with the Gaghan family (my all time favorite team!)

(http://wwwimage.cbs.com/primetime/amazing_race8/images/teams/bio_pic_gaghan.jpg)
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 05, 2007, 10:44:00 AM
DR Ron Pulliam - Well, if I can fly out to San Francisco on my day off to see a performance of Lestat - and fly back a little less than 24 hours later, I'm sure I could fly out to Oakland to program your phone - especially if you're sending the ticket!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 05, 2007, 10:44:33 AM
OK - Back to the books...

Laters...
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 10:44:50 AM
Page 6, The Amazing Race dance with the Gaghan family (my all time favorite team!)

(http://wwwimage.cbs.com/primetime/amazing_race8/images/teams/bio_pic_gaghan.jpg)

I just threw up in my mouth a little.  :P
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: MBarnum on February 05, 2007, 10:45:16 AM
I am certainly going to clean out the klutter, and the clutter, from my house this spring!

I can't even get into my dining room area due to stuff piling up in there!

I will be taking a lot of stuff down to the Humane Society Thrift Store again it looks like.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: bk on February 05, 2007, 10:46:06 AM
It looks like a pretty but cloudy day or, to put it another way, a cloudy but pretty day.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 10:49:26 AM
Although I will not look as regal as DR GEORGE - I marched into the Goodwill Store today and found a floor length  satin dress with puffed cap sleeves and a lovely lace shadow bodice....and it was just the RIGHT size....and it is RED!!!

So I will be wearing that in the show Saturday night....  There may be photos, but not if I can help it.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 10:53:56 AM
And a peplum.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2007, 10:54:25 AM
Make it special, DR Ron!

I'm gonna try to make it count!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 10:56:29 AM
I don't want to get rid of the clutter - I want MORE!!!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2007, 10:58:06 AM
DR Ron Pulliam - Well, if I can fly out to San Francisco on my day off to see a performance of Lestat - and fly back a little less than 24 hours later, I'm sure I could fly out to Oakland to program your phone - especially if you're sending the ticket!

You will be pleased to know that California is one of only four states in which folks with my model phone cannot retrieve their voicemail EXCEPT via their cell phones.

My voice mail box is FULL.

AND....the CLINCHER....Cingular has said they cannot figure out what to tell me in regards to how to correct the problem with dialing my voice mail.  It "seems" it's IMPOSSIBLE to reprogram the number "1" as anything.  Only numbers "2" through "9" can be set to represent a number (i.e., for "speed dial" purposes).  And...since "1" cannot be programmed to be anything other than voice mail, there are no instructions on how to UNprogram "1" and reset it to voice mail.

I even tried "master reset", knowing I'd probably have to redo my address book.

But....it didn't do the trick, and it didn't mess anything up.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2007, 10:59:08 AM
It's quite frustrating.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Matthew on February 05, 2007, 10:59:16 AM
Never Never Never (Grand Grande Grande)
Walk Away
You Don't Have to Say You Love Me
You're My World
Volare
It's Now Or Never
Surrender
She Wears My Ring
Love is Blue
Come What May (Apre toi)
Never On Sunday
I Will Wait For You
Banjo Boy

Banjo Boy?  As in from "By Jeeves", I'd love to hear that.

Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2007, 10:59:44 AM
Frustrating is what it is.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2007, 11:00:02 AM
Frustrating.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 11:00:15 AM
The mystery of the Cell Phone de Pulliam is perplexing.   :-\

But this will make you feel better, DR RLP.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 11:01:04 AM
Banjo Boy - is that what happens when they won't let DR JOSE play the piano.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2007, 11:01:12 AM
On the late news yesterday, I saw video of Colts fans celebrating.  One held up a front page with the word "CHAMPS!" emblazoned across the front page.

I wondered if that was a special edition the Indianpolis Star put out after the game.

It's certainly not today's front page.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2007, 11:01:59 AM
Perhaps this milestone for Indianapolis is a good way to celebrate my milestone, as well:
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: George on February 05, 2007, 11:06:07 AM
Although I will not look as regal as DR GEORGE - I marched into the Goodwill Store today and found a floor length  satin dress with puffed cap sleeves and a lovely lace shadow bodice....and it was just the RIGHT size....and it is RED!!!

So I will be wearing that in the show Saturday night....  There may be photos, but not if I can help it.

It sounds simply divoon!  What's the occasion??
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jeanne on February 05, 2007, 11:06:17 AM
Topic of the Day:  a few years ago, I got a CD called Thank You for the Music (http://www.cduniverse.com/search/xx/music/pid/6665060/a/Thank+You+For+The+Music.htm) by Deborah Boily.  It's a live CD of her cabaret act and it's very good.  Anyway, she does this French medley and one of the songs is called "Comme D’Habitude," which means "As Usual."  She tells the story on the CD that when she first heard the song, the music sounded really familiar.  It turns out that Paul Anka also heard the song and wrote English lyrics to it and called it "My Way."  However his lyrics have nothing to do with the original French lyrics.  She she translated it herself and recorded it.  Here are the lyrics that she sings, translated from the French:

Each day, when I awake
You lay asleep as usual
Afraid you might be cold
I raise the sheet as usual
And though I hesitate
I touch your cheek as usual
But you, you turn away
From me, as usual

So then I quickly dress
And leave the room as usual
Alone, I have my tea
I’m running late as usual
I leave without a sound
It’s cold outside as usual
So cold, so wet
And I am numb as usual

Yes, every day and all day long
I act as if there’s nothing wrong
As usual I always smile
I even laugh and play the clown
As usual my life goes on and on as usual


Very touching lyrics, GEORGE. I'm putting this on my list of CDs to check out. Thx.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: George on February 05, 2007, 11:07:34 AM
Very touching lyrics, GEORGE. I'm putting this on my list of CDs to check out. Thx.

Yes...and VERY different than "My Way"...and a lot better. ;)
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: George on February 05, 2007, 11:08:27 AM
Perhaps this milestone for Indianapolis is a good way to celebrate my milestone, as well:

Congrats on the 10,000 Posts for no other reason than "because"!! :D
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Dan (the Man) on February 05, 2007, 11:09:51 AM
It sounds simply divoon!  What's the occasion??

Sounds like someone is making a return to the Harmonia Gardens!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Dan (the Man) on February 05, 2007, 11:11:09 AM
Congrats to DR Ron Pulliam on his 10,000th post!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Dan (the Man) on February 05, 2007, 11:11:44 AM
DR Matthew--long time, no see!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jeanne on February 05, 2007, 11:12:58 AM
Although I will not look as regal as DR GEORGE - I marched into the Goodwill Store today and found a floor length  satin dress with puffed cap sleeves and a lovely lace shadow bodice....and it was just the RIGHT size....and it is RED!!!

So I will be wearing that in the show Saturday night....  There may be photos, but not if I can help it.

See? A dress someone else didn't want went to a good home!

Good for you!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2007, 11:13:25 AM
The mystery of the Cell Phone de Pulliam is perplexing.   :-\

But this will make you feel better, DR RLP.

It helps.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jeanne on February 05, 2007, 11:13:46 AM
Although I will not look as regal as DR GEORGE - I marched into the Goodwill Store today and found a floor length  satin dress with puffed cap sleeves and a lovely lace shadow bodice....and it was just the RIGHT size....and it is RED!!!

So I will be wearing that in the show Saturday night....  There may be photos, but not if I can help it.

But I, for one, really want to see the photos!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 11:14:41 AM
LOL.....I never thought of that, DR DtM...but it's true.

DR GEORGE - it is a fund raiser and ALL the checks have already been cashed.

DR JEANNE - my guess is that its original owner wasn't thrilled to wear it.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: bk on February 05, 2007, 11:14:54 AM
And one for milestone.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 11:15:08 AM
DR RLP there is also a Collector's Edition of the Indy STAR today, but I didn't get that....
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2007, 11:15:14 AM
Although I will not look as regal as DR GEORGE - I marched into the Goodwill Store today and found a floor length  satin dress with puffed cap sleeves and a lovely lace shadow bodice....and it was just the RIGHT size....and it is RED!!!

So I will be wearing that in the show Saturday night....  There may be photos, but not if I can help it.


I...umm....I've...missed something, I think.


Is this show.....drag?


And if so.....are you up for a title of some kind?
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 11:15:26 AM
But I, for one, really want to see the photos!

Time will tell.  8)
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: bk on February 05, 2007, 11:15:40 AM
Clothing report:

Jean cut-offs, t-shirt, sweat socks - which must mean I am ready to jog.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2007, 11:15:52 AM
Thanks for all the milestone messages!

Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: bk on February 05, 2007, 11:16:04 AM
Will we never get to page eight?
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 11:16:04 AM
No....I am the distaff side of a rendition of "I Remember It Well."
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jeanne on February 05, 2007, 11:16:20 AM
It's quite frustrating.

Have you tried throwing the phone against the wall?  Hum...you have?
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 11:16:57 AM
And yes there is really no other word that describes this particular section of the entertainment as well as DRAG.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2007, 11:16:58 AM
DR JEANNE - my guess is that its original owner wasn't thrilled to wear it.


Might it originally have been a bridesmaid's dress?


;)
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2007, 11:17:43 AM
Have you tried throwing the phone against the wall?  Hum...you have?

You know the phone has been flung.

Just not against a wall or anything that might render it unusable.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 11:18:48 AM
Might it originally have been a bridesmaid's dress?


;)

I am thinking as much.   And the other colors were blush and bashful.  ;D
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jeanne on February 05, 2007, 11:21:43 AM
Clothing report:

Jean cut-offs, t-shirt, sweat socks - which must mean I am ready to jog.

Did you forget your shoes, Bruce?
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jeanne on February 05, 2007, 11:23:25 AM
Might it originally have been a bridesmaid's dress?


;)

and said bridesmaid used to date the groom? :)
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jeanne on February 05, 2007, 11:25:01 AM
You know the phone has been flung.

Just not against a wall or anything that might render it unusable.

Uh, did I miss something? Is it not unusable right now?
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 11:25:05 AM
and said bridesmaid used to date the groom? :)

Ahhhhhhhhhh..... a perfect scenario.  8)
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Matthew on February 05, 2007, 11:35:36 AM
Hey everyone.  Finally some time to catch up with some posting here at HHW.  Nothing much is new here from Area of Bay in CA.  Pippin goes up in a week or so, complete with the new arrangements, lyrics, an actual first act Finale and a new ending.  The arrangements are ok, some of the lyrics are not superior to their original, blah blah....

Next up is Jekyll and Hyde complete with a LACK of pop rhythms and sounding a bit Phantom-esque.  It always bugged me that somgs like "Someone Like You", "This Is The Moment" etc, really interupt the flow of the show with their style.  We'll see how it goes.

Other than that, it's good to be back (says Norma D)
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 11:41:53 AM
DR MATTHEW - any online photos to peruse?
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: FJL on February 05, 2007, 11:46:11 AM
Congrats on 10,000, Ron P!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 11:58:25 AM
Congrats on 10,000, Ron P!

That's twice as many fingers as DR T has!  8)
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 05, 2007, 12:00:32 PM
Blue jeans, gray t-shirt, and sneakers.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 05, 2007, 12:01:26 PM
Was there rioting in Indianapolis after the Super Bowl? That seems to be the celebration activity lately -- win or lose.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jeanne on February 05, 2007, 12:07:21 PM
Clothing report:
layers and layers and I'm still cold! I went across the street to the mailbox COMPLETELY BUNDLED UP and was still cold. I must be a Californian at heart. My feet have been cold all day. Yes, just a wuss.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: bk on February 05, 2007, 12:10:02 PM
Back from a nauseating jog - yesterday was easy - today, completely impossible.  I wanted to stop after the second block, but I kept going.  I finally had to stop about two blocks earlier than normal.  Very annoying!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: bk on February 05, 2007, 12:10:24 PM
I'm sure it had something to do with the fact that I ate about ten pounds of food yesterday.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jeanne on February 05, 2007, 12:10:32 PM
These are the coldest temperatures we've had in 10 years.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: bk on February 05, 2007, 12:11:21 PM
Made a little addition to the special material and I think it's okay for the time being - it may be a little short, so I may ultimately add some things to it.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: bk on February 05, 2007, 12:11:34 PM
And one for material.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jeanne on February 05, 2007, 12:12:21 PM
sorry about the jog, BK.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: bk on February 05, 2007, 12:12:43 PM
I like almost all the Japanese songs in the Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli films.  And, lest we forget, one of the greatest Japanese songs ever written: Mothra.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 05, 2007, 12:12:58 PM
Spring is coming. The ducks are pairing up:
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: bk on February 05, 2007, 12:13:12 PM
Ninety minutes until Miss Joan Ryan.  I do have some errands to do, but I think I'll do them afterward.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: bk on February 05, 2007, 12:13:32 PM
And then, when I get home I shall write at least two or three pages.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 12:16:20 PM
Was there rioting in Indianapolis after the Super Bowl? That seems to be the celebration activity lately -- win or lose.

All rioting was confined indoors because of sub-zero temps.  But there is a parade downtown in about an hour which may be the cause of some carrying-on.  And the Capital Improvement Board is figuring out a way to tax it.  8)
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 12:16:56 PM
Jogging....obviously a fad.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 12:17:41 PM
Green wrangler jeans, green t shirt, green crew neck sweater.  White socks & green socks.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: FJL on February 05, 2007, 12:19:46 PM
Have we ever done "And one for Mothra?"  If not, we should someday.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: FJL on February 05, 2007, 12:20:27 PM
Love, she said, was a fad.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: bk on February 05, 2007, 12:24:27 PM
Love means never having to say you're Sari.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: FJL on February 05, 2007, 12:24:45 PM
I could understand a person if a person was a fad
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: bk on February 05, 2007, 12:25:57 PM
iPod is on: Now playing, one of the most beautiful tracks in the history of recorded music - Bill Evans playin Faure's Pavanne, with Claus Ogerman and the symphony orchestra.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: FJL on February 05, 2007, 12:26:00 PM
You're sari-grateful
Egretful, happy
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 12:26:02 PM
Love is a burning flame.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: bk on February 05, 2007, 12:26:25 PM
Or is it Pavane?
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: bk on February 05, 2007, 12:26:51 PM
Love is an ingrown toenail.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: bk on February 05, 2007, 12:27:06 PM
Love is a box of Scorpidos.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: bk on February 05, 2007, 12:27:30 PM
I wonder if dear readers Laura or Sandra will explain what the title of today's notes means?
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 12:27:41 PM
Bill Evans was a piano magician....he is the Van Cliburn of Jazz....or vice versa.  
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: bk on February 05, 2007, 12:28:13 PM
Love is like so much fish.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 12:28:22 PM
I wonder if it is pronounced:

Scor-PEE-doz

or

Scorpy-doz
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 12:28:42 PM
Love is the Van Cliburn of emotions.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: bk on February 05, 2007, 12:29:27 PM
Now playing: the divoon Lolita Ya Ya by Nelson Riddle - my iPod is obviously in shuffle mode.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: bk on February 05, 2007, 12:30:14 PM
I wonder if it is pronounced:

Scor-PEE-doz

or

Scorpy-doz

I should think the former as opposed to the latter.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: FJL on February 05, 2007, 12:30:15 PM
Love is only love, and it's wonderful enough
Without the shooting guns, without the violence
Love is wonderful enough
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: bk on February 05, 2007, 12:31:08 PM
Welcome eleven GUESTS!  Who are you people?
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: FJL on February 05, 2007, 12:32:20 PM
I'm amazed when people say they read this board but don't post.  but obviously, there are such people.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: bk on February 05, 2007, 12:32:24 PM
Welcome twelve GUESTS.  Come on in, the water's fine.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: FJL on February 05, 2007, 12:33:00 PM
And now, one for Mothra
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 12:34:08 PM
Love Makes the World Go 'Round
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: FJL on February 05, 2007, 12:35:07 PM
Love is a many splenda'd thing
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: FJL on February 05, 2007, 12:35:29 PM
In this weather, gloves are a many splendored thing.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ginny on February 05, 2007, 12:36:00 PM
Khaki pants
Lavendar turtleneck
Navy blue sweatshirt that says, "There's nothing wrong with me that a little ice cream won't fix"
Lavendar socks
Tan suede sneakers
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: FJL on February 05, 2007, 12:36:09 PM
Love it seeks, and love it finds
Love it conquers, love it binds
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: FJL on February 05, 2007, 12:37:47 PM
Lovin' the afternoon
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 12:37:51 PM
Khaki pants
Lavendar turtleneck
Navy blue sweatshirt that says, "There's nothing wrong with me that a little ice cream won't fix"
Lavendar socks
Tan suede sneakers

With pink shoelaces, I trust.  ;D
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Dan (the Man) on February 05, 2007, 12:38:23 PM
Love stinks
Love stinks yeah yeah
Love stinks
Love stinks yeah yeah
Love stinks
Love stinks yeah yeah
Love stinks
Love stinks yeah yeah

Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 12:38:36 PM
Did anyone else pre-order their Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour set?  It includes the LONG version of the premiere not seen since it first aired.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: FJL on February 05, 2007, 12:39:46 PM
Love is pretty often debris
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: FJL on February 05, 2007, 12:40:28 PM
Or is it the brie?

I'll check the Falsettos libretto
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: FJL on February 05, 2007, 12:44:41 PM
Love reads like a bad biography, all the names changed to protect the innocent
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: FJL on February 05, 2007, 12:45:07 PM
So what did Bill Finn mean by that?
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ginny on February 05, 2007, 12:46:33 PM
With pink shoelaces, I trust.  ;D

No polka dot vest, no big panama with a purple hat band - but now I sure have that song running through my head.

Thanks, DR JRand!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: S. Woody White on February 05, 2007, 12:52:12 PM
And the word of the day is: CONCINNITY!
Casey would waltz
With a strawberry blonde
With what could be called a CONCINNITY of footsteps,
Except that CONCINNITY usually refers to prose
And not prowess.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Dan (the Man) on February 05, 2007, 01:01:01 PM
I just read that Barbara McNair    (http://www.theatermania.com/content/news.cfm/story/10022) has died.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 01:04:29 PM
YW DR GINNY.

Sorry to hear that, DR DtM.

Somebody call Mr Finn and ask him what he meant.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Tomovoz on February 05, 2007, 01:07:09 PM
Banjo Boy?  As in from "By Jeeves", I'd love to hear that.


No Matthew, a 1960  Danish song covered in the USA by Dorothy Collins and others.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Tomovoz on February 05, 2007, 01:09:26 PM
Shame on DR FJL and myself for not listing "Dominque".

Thank you Michael. (who can't remember 2001 because he lives in 1940)
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: bk on February 05, 2007, 01:11:11 PM
Love is a hickey.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: bk on February 05, 2007, 01:12:44 PM
Love is like a cheese slice.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2007, 01:14:05 PM
Uh, did I miss something? Is it not unusable right now?

No, DR JEanne.  My phone is most usable.  I simply cannot access my voice mail.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2007, 01:16:03 PM
Green wrangler jeans, green t shirt, green crew neck sweater.  White socks & green socks.


Ewwww....sounds like a forest sprite pounced on you with a magic wand..
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2007, 01:16:38 PM
Green wrangler jeans, green t shirt, green crew neck sweater.  White socks & green socks.


I guess we should start calling you Mr. JRandGreenjeans!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 01:17:13 PM
Ewwww....sounds like a forest sprite pounced on you with a magic wand..

Not once since 1962.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Dan (the Man) on February 05, 2007, 01:17:32 PM
DR Ron, do you know the actual phone number to dial your voice mail?  Can you create a contact with that number?
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2007, 01:18:08 PM
DR Ron, do you know the actual phone number to dial your voice mail?  Can you create a contact with that number?

They wouldn't tell me the number.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Dan (the Man) on February 05, 2007, 01:19:20 PM
Did Mr Greenjeans actually wear green jeans?
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2007, 01:19:23 PM
Back from launch....


....today's selection was cream of broccoli soup, and fettucine with chicken in a marinara sauce and garlic toast.


And iced tea.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2007, 01:20:02 PM
Love is a glass of iced tea.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2007, 01:20:52 PM


[size=8]10ses[/size]
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: bk on February 05, 2007, 01:21:14 PM
I shall now be on my way to work with Miss Joan Ryan.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: S. Woody White on February 05, 2007, 01:23:04 PM
Sheesh, talk about work schedules.

What with erratic, and long, work hours, plus the care and feeding of der Brucer, I've been errant and truant in these parts.  And it doesn't end with today, because I've been called in to fill in until closing this evening.  This was scheduled to be a day off.  I'll day off on Saturday, instead.

Take yesterday, for instance.  Superbowl Sunday, I get pegged for the closing shift.  Before the game, there's business.  After the game starts, everything is quiet.  Very quiet.  It's just me, Stacy as our front end manager, and Debbie.  Debbie leaves at nine, so it's just the two of us at the front of the store.

We're to close the doors at ten, normal Sunday schedule.  So, ten minutes before ten, a couple of big, beefy guys saunter in, one talking on his cell phone the entire time, casing the joint, the other referring to me as "Mister Boss Man" when I greet him.  Oh, yeah, they're cool.  The other guy buys a bottle of water, they saunter out when they realize they've been watched the entire time and that they aren't going to be able to pull anything.  They've been recorded by the video cams, they don't even think about that.

Two minutes before closing, two other guys, separate from each other, come dashing in for last minute purchases.

Stacy has already annouced that the store will be closing in ten minutes, five minutes.  She's locked the doors, announced that the store is closed.  I head to the men's room for a quick dump (man, those chili leftovers were tasty but next time I'm not making it with beans), and on my way I find yet ONE MORE CUSTOMER!!!

With a FULL CART!!!

Yep, he'd heard the time warnings, but he'd been given a check for two hundred and fifty by his girlfriend and needed to fill his cart with that much groceries before he could leave.

So of course I headed back to my register, to check him out (he wasn't my type, nowhere near) and he's got short of the amount, but he's within the fifty dollar cash back amount.

But the computer won't accept the check.  Doesn't recognize the account, will not allow any cash back, nada.

Stacy goes through the procedure, comes up with the same result.  He gets his girlfriend on the phone, she's just telling him to buy more, but the check isn't going to clear, and since it's her check, not his, he doesn't have the correct driver's licence to verify the check.

They don't get the groceries.  Boo-hoo.   He leaves in a huff.  Too bad.

This leaves me with less than an hour to get everything that is in the cart back on the shelves, some of the stuff needing to get back on the shelves RIGHT NOW because it's refridgerated goods and needs to get back in the cool chests.  Good thing I know the store as well as I do, and bag like items together, because I got everything back on the shelves in something like forty minutes, not bad for a cart as full as his was.

So, tonight I get to close again.  Lots of fun.  Hopefully it will be quieter than last night.

But now I'm wondering about how my schedule is being worked.  I closed on Thanksgiving.  I closed on Christmas Eve.  I closed on New Years Eve.  And now I've closed on Superbowl Sunday.

It's almost like management wants to have a guy at the registers on holiday closings.  Like, maybe, I'm just a little more imposing than the other cashiers could be, just because I'm six foot two and male.  Instead of female.

It makes sense to me.  No reason for management not to take advantage of their staff, for whatever reason.

And that's why I've been E&T.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: S. Woody White on February 05, 2007, 01:25:16 PM
Love is a freebie tasting slice from the deli department.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2007, 01:25:35 PM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%][size=8]~~~~~~~~~~~~~Strong coping vibes for DR Elmore3003~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~[/size][/color][/move]
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2007, 01:27:18 PM
Love is knowing exactly when to slam the door shut on someone's fingers.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Tomovoz on February 05, 2007, 01:27:41 PM
Lolita's "Sailor" was also a major pop hit. (Petula Clark had an English language version of the song. She also sang "Ya Ya Twist".  connections connexions.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2007, 01:27:59 PM
Love is veal, veal is love.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Tomovoz on February 05, 2007, 01:28:33 PM
What is this thing called, Love?
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: S. Woody White on February 05, 2007, 01:28:48 PM
BTW, I love, absolutely LOVE, the end credits for the second season of Doctor Who, now on DVD, because it's been re-recorded by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, and it's the full theme and it is FANTASTIC!!!  Gimme them tympani, them horns, them strings!!!  It's wild, it's epic, it's an earfull of wonder!!!  I'm happy!!!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: S. Woody White on February 05, 2007, 01:30:11 PM
Love is knowing exactly when to slam the door shut on someone's fingers.
This explains a lot about your singleness.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Tomovoz on February 05, 2007, 01:30:20 PM
What! Now? My love.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: elmore3003 on February 05, 2007, 01:31:46 PM
Life in Ohio is one state of anxiety!  I feel like I'm on a roller coaster and I don't like it.  Right now, things look good after the panic of yesterday.

My dad's in hospital but his lungs look okay from the x-ray, he's on IV and loooking much better, and I guess my stress level can calm down.  I may be able to accomplish what I have already scheduled here before I go, I hope, and I owe a lot of it to those HHW vibes and such wonderful caring people.

Before I get too gushy and sentimental, I think I'll send our DR MBarnum some evil emails.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Tomovoz on February 05, 2007, 01:32:32 PM
"My Way" did Ok with English lyrics by Mr Anka.

"Seasons in The Sun" has done well too. Why I don't know.

"If You Go Away".
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: elmore3003 on February 05, 2007, 01:32:37 PM
What is this thing called, Love?

What? Is this thing called love?
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Tomovoz on February 05, 2007, 01:35:39 PM
More and more Vibes to you and yours Larry.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Matthew on February 05, 2007, 01:35:48 PM
DR MATTHEW - any online photos to peruse?

I don't know what might be on the website.  I'm out of that loop (for Pippin as I'm just playing keyboards.  If anything comes up, I'll be sure and post something.  The group is Foothill Music Theatre based out of Foothill College in Los Altos, CA.  I don't know what they have on the web.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2007, 01:37:14 PM
I think Judi Dench does wonderfully as Desiree on her A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC cast album, but the actor playing Hernrick is so unbearably awful that I don't end up listening much to that recording.

I agree that the two "Glamorous Life" songs don't pair well together nor do I like "My Husband the Pig" and "In Praise of Women" paired together. "In Praise of Women" is one of my favorite songs in the score.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 01:39:33 PM
Horror stories from DR SWW....but so typical of some customers.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2007, 01:40:33 PM
Did anyone else pre-order their Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour set?  It includes the LONG version of the premiere not seen since it first aired.

Is it out now or is it coming out soon? Just for the Tallulah Bankhead hour, the set would be worth it.

I didn't know it was out. Thanks for mentioning it.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 01:41:10 PM
Nice stuff here, DR MATTHEW!   ;D

http://www.foothill.edu/fa/pippin/ (http://www.foothill.edu/fa/pippin/)
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Matthew on February 05, 2007, 01:41:32 PM
Some foriegn recordings that I particularly enjoy:

The Spanish cast recording of Mamma Mia which is quite fun
The German cast recordings of Sunset Blvd and The Phantom of the Opera

Also, Sarah Brightman's recordings of "Piano" - the Italian version of "Memory" and "Guardami" the Italian version of "With One Look" - far superior to their orignals, IMHO.

Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 01:41:45 PM
Is it out now or is it coming out soon? Just for the Tallulah Bankhead hour, the set would be worth it.

I didn't know it was out. Thanks for mentioning it.
 

Up for pre-orders....a March release!  ;D
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Matthew on February 05, 2007, 01:43:19 PM
Nice stuff here, DR MATTHEW!   ;D

http://www.foothill.edu/fa/pippin/ (http://www.foothill.edu/fa/pippin/)

Wow, who knew?  Thanks DR JRand!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 01:43:39 PM
Pippin hisseff seems to be very....mature.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2007, 01:47:04 PM
This explains a lot about your singleness.

As I am not the least bit sorry to be "single", I can assure you with all the earnestness and sincerity I can muster that I consider myself quite fortunate.

I've no regrets in the fact that I am free to be me and not part of a "we."


And thanks for the reminder:  Your remark is exactly what I had in mind when I wrote that post!  Hee-hee!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 01:48:20 PM
Stop fighting, you're both pretty.
Title: uite
Post by: Matthew on February 05, 2007, 01:49:03 PM
Pippin hisseff seems to be very....mature.

Quite the contrary.  People love him, I'm not a fan.  (I hope he doesn't read this!!)  I'm not a fan of the leading player also.  The MD loves Pippin and the Leading Player, I guess that's all that matters.  I just play the piano.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2007, 01:52:57 PM
Stop fighting, you're both pretty.

No, it's YOU who are the pretty one.

Will you be shaving for the Saturday event...are will you be going as "a beard"?
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 05, 2007, 01:53:31 PM
I wonder if dear readers Laura or Sandra will explain what the title of today's notes means?

LOL. Just a nonsense phrase she made up that amuses us.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jennifer on February 05, 2007, 01:56:30 PM
Oh re: TAR, I never had the problems of having it start on time cause it is/was on CTV at 8pm (canadian station). I can imagine it being slightly frustrating not having it start at 8pm every week.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jennifer on February 05, 2007, 02:01:28 PM
DRs MBarnum and JRand your TAR comments made me laugh. I really don't like that family!!!!!!!!! ;)

I like survivor a lot (although not as much as TAR). But it's hard to get too excited until the season starts and we meet the teams. But for TAR allstars i already know the teams and know which ones i like. So it's easier to be excited (plus TAR is my favorite reality show).

I wonder how many fights we will have on HHW. I will say for the record now i am cheering for rob and amber and the beauty queens. But i may also cheer for danielle and eric since i don't know them as a team yet.

I will count on DR MBarnum cheering for 2 of my least favorite teams: dave and mary and teri and ian.  Oh and i'm sure you'll love joyce and uchenna too!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2007, 02:02:18 PM
I started my afternoon of viewing with last Friday's LAW & ORDER which featured an obnoxiously smug Ann Coulter-like character in one of the main parts. This made it a very difficult episode to sit through. Not only that, the ending one could see coming a mile away. My, how L&O has faded from its glory days of 8-10 years ago.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2007, 02:04:06 PM
Next came a simply hilarious episode of EXTRAS as Andy is nominated for a BAFTA award and gets into all kinds of trouble at the soiree.

[sigh] Only two episodes left, and RIckey Gervais has said he isn't planning on doing any more of them.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jennifer on February 05, 2007, 02:05:15 PM
DR RonP, that sounds very frustrating re: your phone. What if you bring it to the store (don't most of these cellphone places have stores you can go to). I would imagine if they actually had it in their possession that they could fool around with it and fix it.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2007, 02:05:37 PM
I finished the afternoon with the season 1 finale of THE CLOSER. So glad I watched this again.

The actor playing the father of the battered wife is the same actor who plays Betty's father on UGLY BETTY. He's grand.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2007, 02:07:03 PM
And my Blu-rays came in today, so I'll be watching the high definition version of CHICAGO tonight with the uncompressed Dolby Digital audio track which should be mind-blowing.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: MBarnum on February 05, 2007, 02:07:47 PM
...Ya, to Uchena and Joyce! Woohoo!

Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jennifer on February 05, 2007, 02:07:48 PM
No STUDIO 60 on tonight for me since i saw it last night.  VEry similar to last week. No comedy show. Just focus on the relationships.

DR MattH, i know that you said this wasn't appealing to you (or something like that, perhaps you said you did not think it would be appealing to others watching), but i sort of like it.

I know the show is basically about the comedy show. But i just really like harriet and matt. And i don't mind seeing a show focusing on them (and danny and amanda peet's character).
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jennifer on February 05, 2007, 02:08:37 PM
...Ya, to Uchena and Joyce! Woohoo!



Yah romber! Yah dustin and kandace! :)
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: MBarnum on February 05, 2007, 02:09:16 PM
I get excited about The Amazing Race even without knowing the teams yet...along with getting to know them I simply look forward to seeing all those wonderful places around the world that they all visit and race through! Seeing the different counties is 50% of the fun for me!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jennifer on February 05, 2007, 02:10:22 PM
Oh DR MBarnum re: TAR allstars. At least you probably won't hate my teams too much this year. Since you'll have the Guidos to hate (assuming they play the same style of game as season 1).

I will be surprised if joyce and uchenna go till the end though this time. I did not think they were the strongest team in their season. I have nothing against them. They seem nice enough (as do dave and mary). I just prefer strong teams (although that said J & U are much stronger than dave and mary).

I'm betting dave and mary will be gone the first week!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: MBarnum on February 05, 2007, 02:11:31 PM
My nephew and his wife and kids just returned from a week in Mexico. They e-mailed me a few photos...and this one I had to share. It is beautiful!

I can't recall where in Mexico John and Jamie were, but this sunset is fantastic!

(http://shutter11.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/06/009/7D/9A/C9/EE/nTUHruc94IkmX+n-OZc1BL98Eau51ghp0300.jpg)
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2007, 02:14:10 PM
Ah, Mexico....
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: MBarnum on February 05, 2007, 02:14:39 PM
JRand56, you have made me burst into laughter now that I just looked back at your reaction to my TAR photo several pages back (which I somehow missed earlier).
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: MBarnum on February 05, 2007, 02:15:23 PM
Khaki pants, blue and white shirt, tennis shoes
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: elmore3003 on February 05, 2007, 02:16:21 PM
My nephew and his wife and kids just returned from a week in Mexico. They e-mailed me a few photos...and this one I had to share. It is beautiful!

I can't recall where in Mexico John and Jamie were, but this sunset is fantastic!

(http://shutter11.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/06/009/7D/9A/C9/EE/nTUHruc94IkmX+n-OZc1BL98Eau51ghp0300.jpg)

Hmmmm, the shiney face!  I guess he is related to you, DR MBarnum.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jennifer on February 05, 2007, 02:16:35 PM
Wow what a beautiful picture.

And yes, DR MBarnum, I do like seeing the places on TAR. But i find it even more thrilling when i enjoy the teams.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: elmore3003 on February 05, 2007, 02:18:54 PM
LOL. Just a nonsense phrase she made up that amuses us.

DearReaderLaura, I see you overlooked my fudge comment?  Deliberate? Accident?  Are you afraid I'll give the prize to Nursie?
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 05, 2007, 02:23:10 PM
Well, you did arrange those nice seats for me.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Sandra on February 05, 2007, 02:38:30 PM
Dear Dear Reader DearReaderLaura,

I thought I told you to shut up about those scorpidos. (I meant it in the nicest possible way, of course.)
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Sandra on February 05, 2007, 02:40:43 PM
"The World Is Quiet Here" shirt, Stupid Pants, monkey socks. I'm not sure where my shoes are.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 05, 2007, 02:45:07 PM
Dear DR Sandra, there is a little bit of extra chocolate in the kitchen, and you can lick the bowl. If you find it before your brother finds it, of course.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2007, 02:45:26 PM
DR MattH, i know that you said this wasn't appealing to you (or something like that, perhaps you said you did not think it would be appealing to others watching), but i sort of like it.

I know the show is basically about the comedy show. But i just really like harriet and matt. And i don't mind seeing a show focusing on them (and danny and amanda peet's character).

I didn't find it very involving, no. Separately, I like these characters, but the constant throwing together of actors who for me have NO chemistry at all together gets to be tiresome.

And since the ratings now are half of what they were at the beginning of the season, it looks like a lot of people have become disinterested in it.

I'll continue watching; I've stayed with it this long, but I'm certainly not going to invest any emotional furvor into the show. I am pretty sure it won't be back for another season next year.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Sandra on February 05, 2007, 02:46:33 PM
Dear DR Sandra, there is a little bit of extra chocolate in the kitchen, and you can lick the bowl. If you find it before your brother finds it, of course.

I'm there!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2007, 02:47:26 PM
Off to get the dining room cleaned now before heading into CHICAGO-land.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: MBarnum on February 05, 2007, 03:19:44 PM
Two classic TV actors passed away last week...

Tige Andrews of MOD SQUAD fame. Age 85. (he is the guy in the suit)

(http://i6.ebayimg.com/05/i/000/79/97/8416_1_b.JPG)



Billy Booth who played Tommy Anderson on DENNIS THE MENACE. Age 56.

(Billy is far left)

(http://i3.ebayimg.com/05/i/06/84/f4/cb_1_b.JPG)



Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: George on February 05, 2007, 03:22:47 PM
Love is a box of Scorpidos.

Only if they're chocolate covered. ;)
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: George on February 05, 2007, 03:23:31 PM
And since we're so close...
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: George on February 05, 2007, 03:29:33 PM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]PAGE 12 DANCE!![/move]
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: George on February 05, 2007, 03:30:38 PM
Also, Sarah Brightman's recordings of "Piano" - the Italian version of "Memory" and "Guardami" the Italian version of "With One Look" - far superior to their orignals, IMHO.

I love these versions, too.  She also recorded an Italian version of "My Heart Will Go On" (the theme from "Titanic") that I really like.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Matthew on February 05, 2007, 03:37:48 PM
I love these versions, too.  She also recorded an Italian version of "My Heart Will Go On" (the theme from "Titanic") that I really like.

DR George, I TOTALLY forgot about that.  Talk about someting superior to its original.  It's worth tracking down if you haven't heard it.  "Il Mio Cuore Va'
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Matthew on February 05, 2007, 03:39:06 PM
The cute little dog in the corner, Otto, turns one today!!!  We're off to obedience class.  No pointy hats, however ham chunks and cheese would be welcome at the class.  We're passing out treat bags.  
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 05, 2007, 03:43:57 PM
Happy Birthday to Otto! Many bones!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 05, 2007, 03:52:37 PM
GEEZ - THE TEMP HAS FALLEN BELOW 20 DEGREES!!!!

I shall check-up on the 334 posts then check back for your sympathies.

der Brucer
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 04:02:20 PM
Happy B-Day to OTTO - same backwards and forwards.

LOL...DR RLP - yes I will be losing the moustache for Saturday night.

I was wondering if you missed my Gag-Me Family comment, DR MBARNUM.  Great Mexican photo!!!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 04:02:52 PM
LOL...DR MATTHEW....well our PIPPIN had flat feet which made his girlfriend's obsession slightly askew.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 04:03:44 PM
DR derBRUCER - I thought you wrote "the TRAMP has fallen below 20 degrees!"

Time for me to get new eyeglasses.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 04:15:13 PM
Loved THE MOD SQUAD series, DR MBARNUM....sorry to hear about Mr Andrews....
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ginny on February 05, 2007, 04:19:34 PM
GEEZ - THE TEMP HAS FALLEN BELOW 20 DEGREES!!!!

I shall check-up on the 334 posts then check back for your sympathies.

der Brucer

LOL, DR der Brucer!  The weather guy on Channel 7 in Dayton was just talking about how warm it was going to feel tomorrow when we warm up to 20.  Of course, that's bringing the threat of a significant snowfall, so I may get have to bail out of work early.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 05, 2007, 04:20:57 PM
DR Jose, perhaps we should go in together on an eBay sale!

Can we bid on each of you separately?

der Brucer
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2007, 04:27:26 PM
Can we bid on each of you separately?

der Brucer

I bid two bits for the lot.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 05, 2007, 04:28:33 PM


I say it here:  Some people can go straight to HELL!


Now, be patient. Allow the miscreants a tortuous, agonizing journey through Purgatory first.

der Brucer
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 04:28:46 PM
Ya can't bid ur saddle, Curly!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 05, 2007, 04:32:34 PM
Given the East Coast temps, I'm not surprised.

Now, Jeanne, Our Kelly girls are just as professional as those on the West Coast.

der Brucer
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: bk on February 05, 2007, 04:39:26 PM
Back from the work session and didn't have time to get the errands done, so those will wait until tomorrow afternoon, since we're having another work session in the morning.

I must now eat a Subway Club before I pass out.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 05, 2007, 04:40:37 PM
I can't wait to do the reduction sauces to pour over the loin ...

Do you share the recipe. My loins could use some reducing.

der Brucer
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 04:43:40 PM
What is a reduction sauce?
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 05, 2007, 04:48:54 PM
Poor Sherlock is eating right through all of his fun toys.  I need to search for some new ones on the internet.

These are great - Fletcher takes weeks to destroy one!

(http://ec2.images-amazon.com/images/P/B0002SDKMA.01-AQNNCQOPF4SX1._AA200_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)


Available at  AMAZON (http://www.amazon.com/Tirebiter-TireBiter-Tire-Bone-Large/dp/B0002SDKMA)

der Brucer
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Cillaliz on February 05, 2007, 04:53:08 PM
DR Jose, perhaps we should go in together on an eBay sale!

We could all go together and have a virtual HHW garage sale
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Cillaliz on February 05, 2007, 04:55:39 PM
Rant of the day:

One of my co-workers is returning today from a three-week vacation.  Sadly, we learned at the last minute two weeks ago that her mother had died.  I attempted to send flowers on behalf of my work group, but I was too late to get anything done in time for the funeral.

A couple of my co-workers indicated they would just do something personal for her when she returned.

This morning, however, I ordered a basket of African violets be sent here and I instructed the card indicate it was from all of us (not by name, but by our group name).

I let others know what I'd done and told them it was their choice whether to participate or not...that I would have done it alone anyway.

A couple of folks thanked me and anted up.

One person, however, said, "Does she LIKE African violets?"  The tone was challenging.

I replied "I don't know.  I think it's the thought that matters."

I got a "look" and nothing more was said.  

I say it here:  Some people can go straight to HELL!

Rant over.

Man you can say that again!!!!!

Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 05, 2007, 04:56:57 PM
On the other hand, why not keep something you might need or simply enjoy if you have the space?  


A recipe for a lasting marriage?

der Brucer
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 05:00:08 PM
We could all go together and have a virtual HHW garage sale

We would just be selling our stuff to each other!!!   ;D

At least it would be cluttering up a different crib.  8)
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 05:01:07 PM
It is very cold but I think I will go to Wal Mart in awhile to get some things that I don't want to FIGHT the crowds AND the cold for.  The cold will be enough thanks.

Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Cillaliz on February 05, 2007, 05:03:00 PM
You will be pleased to know that California is one of only four states in which folks with my model phone cannot retrieve their voicemail EXCEPT via their cell phones.

My voice mail box is FULL.

AND....the CLINCHER....Cingular has said they cannot figure out what to tell me in regards to how to correct the problem with dialing my voice mail.  It "seems" it's IMPOSSIBLE to reprogram the number "1" as anything.  Only numbers "2" through "9" can be set to represent a number (i.e., for "speed dial" purposes).  And...since "1" cannot be programmed to be anything other than voice mail, there are no instructions on how to UNprogram "1" and reset it to voice mail.

I even tried "master reset", knowing I'd probably have to redo my address book.

But....it didn't do the trick, and it didn't mess anything up.

Do you have a warranty on the phone? You could accidentally run over it with the car and get a new one...I didn't say that did I? :o
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 05, 2007, 05:07:12 PM
I do say that if I'm going to keep something it must be organized. What's the point of keeping something if you can't find it when you need it? I find that most annoying. "I know it's in the house. I just don't know WHERE." I've said that a few times.


I always amazed co-workers by keeping a suite of offices piled floor to ceiling with stuff - and I never failed finding what I was looking foor. The co-worker neatniks who were always complaining about my "messes" were always coming to me for copies of things they had tossed!

der Brucer

The workforce got quite a lesson in Navy "vocabulary" when some ditz decided to "strighten up" my office while I was on a trip.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Cillaliz on February 05, 2007, 05:08:44 PM
Did Mr Greenjeans actually wear green jeans?
Speaking of Mr.Greenjeans and eBay.....I have a bunny rabbit hand puppet that looks like...bunny rabbit from Captain Kangaroo. Wonder what I could get for it on eBay?
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Cillaliz on February 05, 2007, 05:20:24 PM
LOL...DR MATTHEW....well our PIPPIN had flat feet which made his girlfriend's obsession slightly askew.

It was the arch of his foot that caught my eye....
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Cillaliz on February 05, 2007, 05:21:36 PM
Loved THE MOD SQUAD series, DR MBARNUM....sorry to hear about Mr Andrews....

We used to play "MOD SQUAD" of course, I was Julie...
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 05, 2007, 05:24:50 PM
Love is a box of Scorpidos.

Love is a statue in Philadelphia!

der Brucer
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Cillaliz on February 05, 2007, 05:26:08 PM
Love is a canal full of toxins
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Cillaliz on February 05, 2007, 05:27:33 PM
That was Love Canal, wasn't it?
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 05, 2007, 05:28:43 PM
I wonder if it is pronounced:

Scor-PEE-doz

or

Scorpy-doz

Neither. It is an obsolete experimental operating system developed by Micosoft called Scorpi- DOS

der Brucer

It was "biting edge" technology
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: elmore3003 on February 05, 2007, 05:32:14 PM
Can we bid on each of you separately?

der Brucer

It's a matched - or unmatched - set.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 05:33:46 PM
Mr Bunny and the Disk Operating System.....sounds like a Remco Toy!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: elmore3003 on February 05, 2007, 05:35:38 PM
Rant of the day:

One of my co-workers is returning today from a three-week vacation.  Sadly, we learned at the last minute two weeks ago that her mother had died.  I attempted to send flowers on behalf of my work group, but I was too late to get anything done in time for the funeral.

A couple of my co-workers indicated they would just do something personal for her when she returned.

This morning, however, I ordered a basket of African violets be sent here and I instructed the card indicate it was from all of us (not by name, but by our group name).

I let others know what I'd done and told them it was their choice whether to participate or not...that I would have done it alone anyway.

A couple of folks thanked me and anted up.

One person, however, said, "Does she LIKE African violets?"  The tone was challenging.

I replied "I don't know.  I think it's the thought that matters."

I got a "look" and nothing more was said.  

I say it here:  Some people can go straight to HELL!

Rant over.

Ron, I meant to comment on this earlier.  I think you should send the pain a lovely vine: poison ivy.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 05, 2007, 05:39:28 PM
Love is veal, veal is love.

Bet ya never heard a calf say that!

der Brucer
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jrand71 on February 05, 2007, 05:42:19 PM
My guess is the African Violets were a HIT!!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 05, 2007, 05:44:21 PM
BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Wales?

"...it profits a man nothing to give his soul for the whole world... but for Wales?"

der Brucer
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 05, 2007, 05:46:38 PM
I think I'll send our DR MBarnum some evil emails.

Oh! That's what the "e" stands for.

der Brucer
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2007, 05:48:01 PM
Do you share the recipe. My loins could use some reducing.

der Brucer

First, you open a bottle of red wine....
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2007, 05:50:37 PM
My guess is the African Violets were a HIT!!


Very much so.  I didn't mean for them to make her sad, but she wept.  Once composed, she went to each office and thanked each member of the staff.

To me, she said, "I know it was all you."  I replied, "We all wanted to do something."


;D

Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2007, 05:52:46 PM
Bet ya never heard a calf say that!

der Brucer

I'm certain.

But yummmmmmmmmm...........!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2007, 05:54:18 PM
Ron, I meant to comment on this earlier.  I think you should send the pain a lovely vine: poison ivy.

You're tempting me.


Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 05, 2007, 05:54:54 PM
Hmmmm, the shiney face!  I guess he is related to you, DR MBarnum.

Let's not confuse genes with Botox.

der Brucer
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: elmore3003 on February 05, 2007, 05:55:41 PM
"Cutting Edge":  it's like "state of the art"; what the hell does it actually mean?  On TOP CHEF, Gail Simmons called a chef on the "Cutting edge" of some cuisine.  Tonight I heard an ad for "cutting edge" software.  It's a food, it's a floppy disk.  It's a bore.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2007, 05:57:40 PM
"Cutting Edge":  it's like "state of the art"; what the hell does it actually mean?  On TOP CHEF, Gail Simmons called a chef on the "Cutting edge" of some cuisine.  Tonight I heard an ad for "cutting edge" software.  It's a food, it's a floppy disk.  It's a bore.

"The Cutting Edge" is an ice skating movie.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2007, 05:58:09 PM
Let's not confuse genes with Botox.

der Brucer

He looked sunburnt to me....burnished by the sun, as it were.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jane on February 05, 2007, 06:01:53 PM

I don't think that many people are aware that colognes and perfumes are made from weeds because they are both cheap and plentiful. These are the same weeds that cause an array of allergic reactions. So that person who complains bitterly about the ragweed--or pollen in general-- is actually introducing more of the same into the environment by wearing scent.  


This site tells you how safe your perfume is:
http://www.ewg.org/reports/skindeep2/search.php?nperpage=100&main_cat=FRAGRANCE&category=Perfume&gclid=COiAi67QmIoCFSE0UAod_yYLjA
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: elmore3003 on February 05, 2007, 06:10:55 PM
"The Cutting Edge" is an ice skating movie.

It is in my book!  I always liked that movie.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Adriana Patti on February 05, 2007, 06:11:46 PM
wow, I missed all the fun today!

Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: bk on February 05, 2007, 06:24:31 PM
Where is this new avatar we've been promised for days, Miss Patti?
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: bk on February 05, 2007, 06:24:45 PM
Will we never get to page fourteen?
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: bk on February 05, 2007, 06:25:03 PM
I quite tiiiired right now.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Edisaurus on February 05, 2007, 06:25:08 PM
I actually have one, but it's from the 60s and is hopelessly outdated.

So did Martin Luther King.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: bk on February 05, 2007, 06:25:42 PM
I quite tiiiired right now.

Obviously.  "I'm"
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: George on February 05, 2007, 06:28:03 PM
We could all go together and have a virtual HHW garage sale

Sounds like a plan! ;D Count me in!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Edisaurus on February 05, 2007, 06:28:34 PM
And like bk , DR George, and others here on HHW, I just have to way too much stuff.  

Feel my pain. I have been in my "starter home" for 27 years. And being a service brat, once I finally stopped moving and had my own place, I figured I'd never have to get rid of anything I didn't want to. My DH is as much of a packrat as I am so it's going to be quite a chore moving...and one reason why it hasn't happened yet!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Adriana Patti on February 05, 2007, 06:32:23 PM

I'm sure the Macbeths will weigh in shortly: she loves to spread bad tidings.

We will have to give you enough good vibes and tidings to keep the bad at bay!

*love and hugs*!!!!!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Adriana Patti on February 05, 2007, 06:34:11 PM
Where is this new avatar we've been promised for days, Miss Patti?

I'm working on it....
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Edisaurus on February 05, 2007, 06:41:06 PM
Cograts on your millstone, Ron!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 05, 2007, 06:48:26 PM
I wonder if it is pronounced:

Scor-PEE-doz

or

Scorpy-doz

Scor-PEE-doze
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Edisaurus on February 05, 2007, 06:49:12 PM
I am SOOOOOO P'O'ed at itunes!

I was working with a client today and he was sending me some music to import. To access his itunes, I had to give his password, and then I was supposed to have access.

Backtracking---I have not upgraded to the current itunes version 7 because I don't want to upgrade my OS, even though I already have the software, because I don't want to create a conflict with my editing program until after I'm finished with editing projects in progress (icluding The Brain). That has been fine so far; I just haven't been able to buy any more music from itunes so I've bought from Amazon.

BUT---when I divested or detached or whatever it is called from my client's computer I wanted to log back into my itunes from my own computer. To prove it was me, it wanted me to play one of the songs I had purchased. But when I tried to do this, it would not play it, it would only send me to the page to download itunes 7. It would not play any of the music.

So now I cannot play ANY of the music I have purchased in the past, including lots of music I downloaded to DJ my brother-in-law's wedding.

DAMN YOU Stephen Jobs!!!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 05, 2007, 06:49:15 PM
Ron, that was a lovely thing to do. I know she appreciated the thoughtfulness of her co-workers.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jeanne on February 05, 2007, 06:50:33 PM
We could all go together and have a virtual HHW garage sale

Now that's an interesting idea. Can you imagine all the stuff we'd come up with?
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Adriana Patti on February 05, 2007, 06:50:53 PM
This is a more recent picture just to get rid of the old one. It is not really good, but the best is yet to come ;-)

Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Adriana Patti on February 05, 2007, 06:52:13 PM
The ends should flip in...not out...perhaps I'll style it tonight.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jeanne on February 05, 2007, 06:52:44 PM
We would just be selling our stuff to each other!!

So????
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jeanne on February 05, 2007, 06:55:47 PM
I always amazed co-workers by keeping a suite of offices piled floor to ceiling with stuff - and I never failed finding what I was looking foor. The co-worker neatniks who were always complaining about my "messes" were always coming to me for copies of things they had tossed!

der Brucer

The workforce got quite a lesson in Navy "vocabulary" when some ditz decided to "strighten up" my office while I was on a trip.


Rule #1: NEVER  straighten up (or strighten up in DERBRUCER-speak).
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jeanne on February 05, 2007, 06:57:19 PM
Rule #2: NEVER NEVER EVER staighten up for someone else, thinking you're doing them a favor. NOOOOOOO!!!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jeanne on February 05, 2007, 07:02:42 PM
This site tells you how safe your perfume is:
http://www.ewg.org/reports/skindeep2/search.php?nperpage=100&main_cat=FRAGRANCE&category=Perfume&gclid=COiAi67QmIoCFSE0UAod_yYLjA

Thanks, JANE. I was wondering if there was a way to rate various perfumes. So much depends on what you're allergic to. I'll check it out.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Edisaurus on February 05, 2007, 07:05:07 PM
Love is knowing exactly when to slam the door shut on someone's fingers.

I don't think it was love, but when I was in college, I was accompanying someone for an audition. We had been rehearsing "Corner of the Sky". To thank me, he took me to dinner, along with his friends who were in the car. I was in the backseat between two of them, and when we got there, we all got out. But the guy on the side I was exiting thought I was getting out on the other side so he slammed the car door behind him without looking, right after I put my hand on the car hood to pull myself out. (It was one of those cars that was hard to get out of if you were in the back seat.) He broke several bones in my hand and I didn't have to play a piano jury that quarter, which was so much of a relief that I realized I shouldn't even BE in music school.

When Greg and I listen to the Wonderful Guy CD and heard this song, he asked me if it made my hand hurt. LOL!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Edisaurus on February 05, 2007, 07:08:30 PM
I finished the afternoon with the season 1 finale of THE CLOSER. So glad I watched this again.

I think that was my favorite---especially when she told everyone off. Priceless!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: FJL on February 05, 2007, 07:09:01 PM
Edi - Did the tickets ever get to you?
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jane on February 05, 2007, 07:09:16 PM
These are great - Fletcher takes weeks to destroy one!

(http://ec2.images-amazon.com/images/P/B0002SDKMA.01-AQNNCQOPF4SX1._AA200_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)


Available at  AMAZON (http://www.amazon.com/Tirebiter-TireBiter-Tire-Bone-Large/dp/B0002SDKMA)


LOL-Somehow I knew you would name a toy that passes the Fletcher test.

Sherlock really isn’t rough on his toys, I’m guessing his teeth are very strong, that or they don’t make toys like they used to.

We decided to go to Pet Country, the Grange pet store.  We purchased a few new nylabones, a couple of new stuffed squeaky toys, and a Tuffie’s Sea Creature http://www.edogtoy.com/retail/index.php , supposedly the world’s toughest dog toy.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: George on February 05, 2007, 07:10:55 PM
This is a more recent picture just to get rid of the old one. It is not really good, but the best is yet to come ;)

It's a lovely picture. :)
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jane on February 05, 2007, 07:15:13 PM
Ron, sweet reaction from the woman in the office, the receiver of the violets, not the obnoxious one.

Andriana-Nice new avatar. I also liked your other one.

Elmore-I pleased you wont need to go to Ohio, for now.  Maybe your father can get checked for dehydration before it becomes a problem.

‘night
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Jane on February 05, 2007, 07:16:07 PM
MBarnum-Beautiful photo.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Edisaurus on February 05, 2007, 07:16:14 PM
Edi - Did the tickets ever get to you?

Not Saturday, but I"m still at work. I'll check on my way home tonight!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Edisaurus on February 05, 2007, 07:16:47 PM
The ends should flip in...not out...perhaps I'll style it tonight.

Looks lovely Adriana. Don't flip out!!!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Edisaurus on February 05, 2007, 07:17:49 PM
Love is a field in Texas
Where planes come and go all the live-long day.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Edisaurus on February 05, 2007, 07:18:21 PM
I'm hungry---I shall now go and look for a box of Scorpidos.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: bk on February 05, 2007, 07:28:16 PM
Nice new avatar for Miss Patti.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: bk on February 05, 2007, 07:28:39 PM
Started to watch a noir and the next thing I know it's forty-five minutes later.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: elmore3003 on February 05, 2007, 07:31:57 PM
I think that was my favorite---especially when she told everyone off. Priceless!

I liked the episode in Season 1 before the closer with Jason O'Mara as the sassy accused killer Billy Croelick.  They should bring him back.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: elmore3003 on February 05, 2007, 07:36:10 PM
My beloved Adrianna has a new face and do! Awwww . . .

And where, may I ask, is the E&T one-acter Mr Cason?  He's not responding to emails or phone calls, or rude notes on MySpace.  

Oy!

DR Jane, my dad is perking up in hospital.  I hope it continues.  I have to go to Ohio and tell him these bids for attention are upsetting me.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 05, 2007, 08:18:56 PM
Good Evening!

-Well, that was a nice number of posts to catch up on...
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 05, 2007, 08:20:46 PM
DR Matthew - Good to see you again!  Are you doing the "new" version of Pippin?  Or is it something the creative team them came up with?  -I actually like the new ending, but I don't seem to recall that many lyric changes.  -And which Act 1 Finale are you using?  "Morning Glow"?
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 05, 2007, 08:27:17 PM
Well... I got about 12 boxes of music and books unpacked over the past couple of hours.  The big task was rearranging the shelving system/units, and I got that done.  Alas, as I was shifting things around, I went from Plan A to Plan B... to Plan C... to Plan D... So...  I do have one "flow" issue, but I'm happy with the way things are set now, for now.

My classical piano rep is out of boxes for the first time in years.  As is my classical vocal rep.  It was a bit strange getting all that music out of the boxes, I actually thought I had more.  It's a nice library, but it's more manageable than I remembered.  All my show score and vocal selections are on the shelves.  And I even took my cookbooks out too!  -And one row of music reference books.

Alas, there are still four big boxes of music under the bed, and they may have to stay there.  We'll see.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 05, 2007, 08:27:47 PM
DR elmore - Good to know you have some "breathing room" right now.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 05, 2007, 08:29:32 PM
DR Ron Pulliam - Have you tried calling your phone from another phone, and when your voice mail kicks in, pushing the #-key or the *-key?  -Just to see what happens.  -Or maybe you have to call the woman who cuts your hair and ask her to call you back on your cell.  Maybe that will reset something.

???
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 05, 2007, 08:30:06 PM
[size=15]QUINZE[/size]
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2007, 08:30:16 PM
CHICAGO on Blu-ray looked and sounded spectacular. Well, the musical numbers were spectacular in their sharpness and intense color (without the noise that often goes along with deeply saturated colors). And the lossless uncompressed soundtrack was splendid.

The scenes apart from musical numbers looked as drab and flat as they've always looked.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 05, 2007, 08:33:25 PM
And speaking of CDs...

Do any DRs keep their CDs in binders/sleeves?  Take them out of the jewel cases?

-I'm wondering if I should go that route eventually.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2007, 08:33:35 PM
I liked the episode in Season 1 before the closer with Jason O'Mara as the sassy accused killer Billy Croelick.  They should bring him back.

Me, too, and I wrote about it last night and extensively at other times. I'll bet I've watched it a dozen times on either TV or the DVD.

I remembered that DR Edisaurus liked the moment in the finale when Brenda told off everyone who was expecting an apology from her. Loved her for it! She was SO right!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 05, 2007, 08:34:05 PM
Well, before I fall asleep, I need to take a shower to wash all the dust off of me.

Laters...
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 05, 2007, 08:35:17 PM
My radiator is a knock-a-knock-a-knocking... :-\
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2007, 08:35:21 PM
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER had some funny sequences as the gang tries to get through the day after the Super Bowl avoiding any talk about the game so they can watch it together on Tivo.

This show has improved one hundred percent from last season.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2007, 08:36:51 PM
THE CLASS had some funny moments, too, as one of the cast tried to cook an exotic dish for a dinner party. I doubt the show will get another season on the air, but it's a shame since it seems to be finding its way now that some of the depressing relationship problems are starting to sort themselves out.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 05, 2007, 08:36:55 PM
But at least it's warm.

Well, too warm actually.

And since I've cracked one of my bedroom windows open in order to cool the room down a bit - yes, it's that warm even with the low temps outsdie - any time walks by smoking a cigarette or ends up smoking by the front door... :-\
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2007, 08:37:54 PM
'24' featured one startling revelation after another - one that I anticipated from a clue early in the hour and the other a complete and total surprise. And next week, we get two hours of the show.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 05, 2007, 08:38:04 PM
Where was I?

Oh, yes... Off to the shower!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2007, 08:41:12 PM
And speaking of surprises, HEROES was loaded with them, too, though I have to admit I was kind of expecting Clair's father to turn out to be who it was.

The Peter story continues to be intriguing and exciting (really love him as a character). Once again, Niki/Jessica just didn't interest me at all.











(spoiler)









I read in an interview that at least one (maybe more) of the main characters is going to die before the end of the season. I'm PRAYING that it's Niki/Jessica.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2007, 08:42:05 PM
So I'll have CSI: MIAMI and STUDIO 60 to watch tomorrow plus OPEN SEASON on Blu-ray which also came today.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 05, 2007, 08:43:04 PM

DAMN YOU Stephen Jobs!!!

We Bill Gates fans told you so feel your pain!

der Brucer
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Cillaliz on February 05, 2007, 08:50:52 PM
Astronaut Lisa Marie Nowak is accused of attempting to kidnap a woman she saw as a romanitic rival, police said.

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/02/05/space.love/index.html

Gives "To the moon, Alice" a whole new meaning
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Cillaliz on February 05, 2007, 08:51:17 PM
Well, I'm off to get some sleep. Night all
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 05, 2007, 08:52:01 PM
CSI: MIAMI

You're not going to like it!

der Brucer
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Dan (the Man) on February 05, 2007, 08:53:53 PM
And speaking of CDs...

Do any DRs keep their CDs in binders/sleeves?  Take them out of the jewel cases?

-I'm wondering if I should go that route eventually.

One of my friends started doing that about ten years ago when he got his CD jukebox stereo thingy.  He kept the CDs in the jukebox (it held about 150) and the covers went into a binder that had code numbers so you knew what to punch into the remote to play the desired disc.  

Now he stores all his music as mp3 files on a PC that's specially designated as his music center.  I have no idea where he stores the actual CDs.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 05, 2007, 08:54:05 PM


Alas, there are still four big boxes of music under the bed, and they may have to stay there.  We'll see.

You and George can swap tales about The Box Beneath My Bed.

der Brucer

der B
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 05, 2007, 08:55:33 PM
Rule #1: NEVER  straighten up (or strighten up in DERBRUCER-speak).

URK - That's three this year. (Must stop counting)

der Brucer
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Edisaurus on February 05, 2007, 09:00:21 PM
Edi - Did the tickets ever get to you?

Just arrived in Marietta---and so did the tickets! Thanks so much...I am very excited. I'm thinking of taking my mom instead of Greg, because she loved going to shows so much. Can't wait, and will report back!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Edisaurus on February 05, 2007, 09:02:36 PM
I liked the episode in Season 1 before the closer with Jason O'Mara as the sassy accused killer Billy Croelick.  They should bring him back.

A lot of people liked him and would like to see his return. It wouldn't surprise me if he turned up in a future episode, not that I've heard anything to that effect... He was very charismatic and handsome.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Edisaurus on February 05, 2007, 09:05:46 PM
I remembered that DR Edisaurus liked the moment in the finale when Brenda told off everyone who was expecting an apology from her. Loved her for it! She was SO right!

And there are parts of that final episode when the squad comes together in support of her that bring me to tears.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Edisaurus on February 05, 2007, 09:07:47 PM
URK - That's three this year. (Must stop counting)

Hundred? ;D
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Edisaurus on February 05, 2007, 09:09:28 PM
It's too cold to take a shower.

But it's going to be even colder tomorrow morning. Still, I can't bear to think of getting out of the shower in my cold house right now.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Edisaurus on February 05, 2007, 09:10:33 PM
DR Ron Pulliam, I got the CD's...thanks so much! My friend will be so grateful!

Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Edisaurus on February 05, 2007, 09:13:33 PM
I forgot to mention that when I went to the funeral, I saw several women I knew who attend church there. They are in a Shakespeare reading group that grew out of the congregation---all women. The group has been meeting continuously for 75 years. (Not with the same members, of course.)

T3's widow is a member of the group. I thought that was a very cool thing...almost makes me want to join their church.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Edisaurus on February 05, 2007, 09:16:57 PM
Well, too warm actually.
And since I've cracked one of my bedroom windows open in order to cool the room down a bit - yes, it's that warm even with the low temps outsdie - any time walks by smoking a cigarette or ends up smoking by the front door... :-\

That's one of the things I don't think I could deal with in NY on a regular basis---the stifling heat in the buildings and the knocking radiators that go with it. Having to keep the window open in 20 degree weather goes against my fuel-conservative nature.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2007, 09:17:22 PM
And there are parts of that final episode when the squad comes together in support of her that bring me to tears.

Absolutely. I cried today when I watched it again. To think of the venom she had to endure from the start and then to get the squad to where they were in this episode was one remarkable journey.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Edisaurus on February 05, 2007, 09:17:52 PM
I think I'm doing a monologue here.

Please tip your waitresses, and be careful driving home.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: DakotaCelt on February 05, 2007, 09:18:31 PM
Congrats Ron P on 10,000 posts....
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Edisaurus on February 05, 2007, 09:19:24 PM
Absolutely. I cried today when I watched it again. To think of the venom she had to endure from the start and then to get the squad to where they were in this episode was one remarkable journey.

Awwww....I'm glad I'm not the only one!

Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2007, 09:19:39 PM
Page Sixteen LILO & STITCH Dance!!!


Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: DakotaCelt on February 05, 2007, 09:20:14 PM
Black Jeans
Long underwear
pink turtleneck
Pink and green sweater
Hiking boots...

My desk is near teh door and it gets quite cold when the door opesn ad the north wind rushes in.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2007, 09:20:31 PM
And now I'm off to bed.

Good night!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: FJL on February 05, 2007, 09:21:07 PM
And one for Marietta
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Edisaurus on February 05, 2007, 09:21:23 PM
Absolutely. I cried today when I watched it again. To think of the venom she had to endure from the start and then to get the squad to where they were in this episode was one remarkable journey.

And of course, I loved the episode where her "boy" cat had kittens!

Terrence, who took kitty to the vet, is one of my favorite recurring characters, too.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Edisaurus on February 05, 2007, 09:21:54 PM
And one for Marietta

Naughty Marietta!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: DakotaCelt on February 05, 2007, 09:22:14 PM
My nephew and his wife and kids just returned from a week in Mexico. They e-mailed me a few photos...and this one I had to share. It is beautiful!

I can't recall where in Mexico John and Jamie were, but this sunset is fantastic!

(http://shutter11.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/06/009/7D/9A/C9/EE/nTUHruc94IkmX+n-OZc1BL98Eau51ghp0300.jpg)

Nice Photograph... The sunset is incredible
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: FJL on February 05, 2007, 09:22:29 PM
Glad they got to you.  That's three business days from NYC to GA, not too bad.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: FJL on February 05, 2007, 09:23:48 PM
KNOTTY MERRY YETTA - my new treatment about a Jewish widow who runs off with her masseur.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: DakotaCelt on February 05, 2007, 09:24:09 PM
GEEZ - THE TEMP HAS FALLEN BELOW 20 DEGREES!!!!

I shall check-up on the 334 posts then check back for your sympathies.

der Brucer

Send it here!!!

we are 30 degress colder here....
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Edisaurus on February 05, 2007, 09:34:32 PM
TOD:

Ne Me Quitte Pas
Le Chanson de Maxence
Eres Tu
Guantanemera
Love Is Blue
Le Internationale!
Anything by: Paolo Conte, Francis Cabrel, Maxime Le Forrestier, Les Negresses Vertes, Ray Lema, Kassav, 3 Mustaphas 3
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Edisaurus on February 05, 2007, 09:39:34 PM
"Next Year" ("Bashana Haba-a") by Hedva and David (not to be confused with Harry and David),

And when they sang: (V'nispor tziporim) nod'dot did you answer with "yes dey do"?

The kids would do that at the synagogue.

I like Hatikva, too...
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Edisaurus on February 05, 2007, 09:40:03 PM
Glad they got to you.  That's three business days from NYC to GA, not too bad.

Knott bad atoll!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 05, 2007, 09:46:28 PM
Well, time for me to refill my humidifier and then head to bed.

Goodnight.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Tomovoz on February 05, 2007, 09:48:07 PM
Good to see Eres Tu on a List DR Edisauras.  "Touch The Wind" really never took off though.  

Eres Tu arrived by the same route as Volare, Love is Blue and Waterloo - the Eurovision Song Festival.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Edisaurus on February 05, 2007, 09:49:31 PM
A political cartoon drawn by the son of my client's friend was in my college newpaper today. Pretty good for a college kid!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Edisaurus on February 05, 2007, 09:52:15 PM
Eres Tu arrived by the same route as Volare, Love is Blue and Waterloo - the Eurovision Song Festival.

I remember hearing Volare on the radio as a child and wondering why I couldn't understand any of the words. This was my first inkling that there were other languages besides English, but it still took me a few more years to grasp the concept!
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: FJL on February 05, 2007, 09:57:12 PM
Edi - we at the Yeshivah of Flatbush weren't savvy (or impish) enough to go from Nod'dot to Yes-dey-do.

I do remember a teacher correcting students who thought the song was "Oh Tir-eh, oh Tir-eh" instead of "Od Tir-eh" - but that was an innocent error, it just sounded like "Oh tir-eh."  And someone in my sixth grade class thought they were shaving on the mir-pe-set ("they shave al hamirpeset").
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Adriana Patti on February 05, 2007, 10:10:05 PM
Im listening to Volare right now lol ( the Dean Martin). I found an old stack of compilation cd's I made a few years ago, and Im listening though them...most of the time I am wondering why I ever listened to such bad music....( 90's pop )
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Adriana Patti on February 05, 2007, 10:14:31 PM
I also made a new cd today with all my new wonderful music influences.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 05, 2007, 10:14:57 PM
Knott bad atoll!

No, Knott funny actor,
Bikini bad atoll.

der Brucer
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: bk on February 05, 2007, 10:45:31 PM
I ended up going to Amoeba to do the trade stuff.  Sometimes you luck out with who does the trade and sometimes you don't.  I got a guy who's always been one of the worst for me, but I traded in a couple of Ozu DVDs because I've upgraded the transfers, and it turns out Ozu is his favorite director - we bonded, he told me he was a poet and wrote a poem based on Ozu's Floating Weeds, and I got the best trade deal I've ever gotten at Amoeba.  I got several DVDs, a few CDs, and have a lot of credit left.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: DakotaCelt on February 05, 2007, 11:24:40 PM
There are a couple of places to trade CDs in FArgo cut most specialize in hard rock, etc.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Matthew on February 05, 2007, 11:26:36 PM
DR Matthew - Good to see you again!  Are you doing the "new" version of Pippin?  Or is it something the creative team them came up with?  -I actually like the new ending, but I don't seem to recall that many lyric changes.  -And which Act 1 Finale are you using?  "Morning Glow"?

Hey Jose - good to see you again.  This version of Pippin is the new version of the show.  Newly re-done score, no more messy manuscript and a "Magic To Do" First Act Finale with a Majpr 9th chord at the end.  Seems like it was thrown together at the last minute.  It works, I guess.  <shrug>  The parts are all done on Finale and the piano/conductor score has WAY too many cued notes in the accompaniment.  So when you reduce it down to put it in a three ring binder, the cued notes are TINY.   It's still fun to do, of course.

What are you up to these days?
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: bk on February 05, 2007, 11:30:22 PM
Six people on, two posts in the last hour.  What is wrong with this picture.  Will we never get to page seventeen?  If the WUSSBURGERS hadn't happened we probably would have entered the top ten today.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: bk on February 05, 2007, 11:31:03 PM
I don't recall an intermission in Pippin.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 05, 2007, 11:32:38 PM
The cute little dog in the corner, Otto, turns one today!!!  We're off to obedience class.

A Scottie in obedience class? That's optimism.
Or does Otto take you to obedience class?

der Brucer
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 05, 2007, 11:34:54 PM
Six people on, two posts in the last hour.  What is wrong with this picture.

A host who took an over three hour evening break?

der Brucer
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Sandra on February 05, 2007, 11:41:40 PM
I'm sorry, BK. I just don't have anything to say. I don't even know why I'm awake.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 05, 2007, 11:42:47 PM
I just don't have anything to say.

Not even an UNDERPANTS!

der Brucer
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: Sandra on February 05, 2007, 11:44:11 PM
UNDERPANTS!

Good night.
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: George on February 06, 2007, 12:30:33 AM
And speaking of CDs...

Do any DRs keep their CDs in binders/sleeves?  Take them out of the jewel cases?

-I'm wondering if I should go that route eventually.

A woman that I work with has done that with her DVDs, but I'm not sure about her CDs.  She had over 3,000 video tapes and was running out of room (duh!), so she recorded some onto DVRs (not all, just the ones that were really special) and put them in boxes specifically made to hold 400 (I think) DVDs in one box.  She also got rid of ALL of her original cases (even ones with special packaging) and just had booklets and paperwork in sleeves with the discs.  
Title: Re:AND A BOX OF SCORPIDOS
Post by: George on February 06, 2007, 12:32:16 AM
And speaking of surprises, HEROES was loaded with them, too, though I have to admit I was kind of expecting Clair's father to turn out to be who it was.

I had NO IDEA that it was going to be who it was. ::)