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Title: A PINTER PLAY
Post by: bk on April 30, 2007, 12:04:28 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes were obliquely oblique, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - they're currently in a production of The Homecoming by Harold Pinter.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: bk on April 30, 2007, 12:06:38 AM
And the word of the day is: MACARONIC!
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Post by: bk on April 30, 2007, 12:08:00 AM
Welcome twelve GUESTS.  Who are you people?
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Post by: bk on April 30, 2007, 12:08:10 AM
Will we never get to page two?
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Post by: bk on April 30, 2007, 12:08:39 AM
I, of course, must to bed to get my beauty sleep, as I have an early morning breakfast meeting.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on April 30, 2007, 12:12:03 AM
And the word of the day is: MACARONIC!

Ladies and Gentlemen.... I present the Macaronic... It instantly makes Macaroni to perfection in texture and form... Call today and order yours!
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Post by: DakotaCelt on April 30, 2007, 12:12:30 AM
Pleasant dreams bk!

Good luck with the meeting at LACC
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Post by: DakotaCelt on April 30, 2007, 12:13:01 AM
Bionic Macaroni?
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Post by: DakotaCelt on April 30, 2007, 12:21:21 AM
TOD:

Favorite artists:
Claude Monet... My favorite piece of his work is Water Lillies
Charles REmington
Charles Russll

Walter Pietsch

However I also love photography and there are many photographers whose work i like

Wayne Germundsson
Liam Blakeley
Anne Leibowitz
David Paukert
Many of the National Geographic / Smithsonian photographers. There are also many others I like but their names escape me.

Scott Thuen - he is a regional photographer and one of prints is very famous in these parts.
It is called "Life in the Vast Lane"

(http://www.prestoimage.com/store/graphics/218_pd76879_2.jpg)

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Post by: DERBRUCER on April 30, 2007, 12:32:22 AM
A Dakota-Celt Warrior in action:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/GEORDIEMC/mz_0406_10007835465.gif)

der Brucer
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Post by: DERBRUCER on April 30, 2007, 12:37:13 AM
Our Gal - Close-up

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/GEORDIEMC/mz_0406_10007835469.jpg)

der Brucer

(Meex Avatar maker in Photobucket)
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 30, 2007, 12:49:30 AM
(http://www.collectmad.com/COLLECTIBLES/ouic.jpg)


WIKIPEDIA (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oui_(magazine)) reports:
Quote
On the somewhat more humorous side, Oui also published the essay "The 3 Most Important Things in Life" by Harlan Ellison in its November 1978 issue. The three things in question were sex, violence and labor relations, each illustrated by anecdotes from Ellison's life. The sex anecdote involved a less-than-successful assignation with a young woman; the violence anecdote was about witnessing a murder in a movie theatre during a screening of Save the Tiger; and the labor relations anecdote was Ellison's version of the story of his being fired after only one morning at The Walt Disney Company for jokingly suggesting making a pornographic cartoon using the primary Disney characters.

der Brucer
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Post by: DERBRUCER on April 30, 2007, 12:56:13 AM
TOD: Salvador Dali

Last Supper

(http://images.easyart.com/i/prints/rw/lg/1/0/Salvador-Dali-The-Sacrament-of-the-Last-Supper-1955-10406.jpg)

The Persistence of Time
(http://www.ditext.com/images/dali.jpg)

der Brucer
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Sigerson Holmes on April 30, 2007, 01:08:46 AM
http://harlanellison.com/iwrite/mostimp.htm

Nobody @#$%s with The Mouse.

;-)
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Post by: George on April 30, 2007, 01:10:03 AM
Topic of the Day:  one of my favorite artists is Doug Johnson, who created this masterpiece (this is just one side, though).  It's one of my absolute all-time favorites.  Because CDs are so small, this kind of detailed album art just doesn't happen anymore. :-\:

(http://www.lpcd.de/8/E1231_01.jpg)

and this:

(http://www.footlightsgallery.com/imagelg/bigriver.jpg)


I also love the work of David Byrd, who created this...the poster art for the original Broadway production of Follies:

(http://www.footlightsgallery.com/imagelg/follies.jpg)

and "Son of Follies":

(http://www.footlightsgallery.com/imagelg/godspell.jpg)

and this Jesus Christ Superstar poster:

(http://www.rare-posters.com/2347.jpg)


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Post by: Edisaurus on April 30, 2007, 01:29:09 AM
Hi, DR George!

Yes, I certainly wish I could go to Seattle, too! I lived there for 3 years when I was a kid and absolutely loved it.
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Post by: Edisaurus on April 30, 2007, 01:30:52 AM
Attending 3 S&V outings is going to be my only vacation this year, unless I win the lottery. (But I guess you have to play first, to win!)
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Post by: Edisaurus on April 30, 2007, 01:46:12 AM
http://harlanellison.com/iwrite/mostimp.htm

Nobody @#$%s with The Mouse.

;-)

Thanks for posting that, DR Sigerson. I was a Harlan Ellision fan when I was in Jr. High and H.S.

I met him when I was in college...hung out with him at our student lunch place wihtout realizing who he was. (I did volunteer work with Cinematic Arts, the group which programmed the films on campus. By doing this, I could go to any movie they showed for free!) I had a stack of "Boy and His Dog" posters that I was distributing. He noticed the posters as we were sitting there, struck up a conversation and was unusually interested in my opinion of the film.

Then when I went to one of my film classes and he was the guest speaker, I was a bit embarrassed that I hadn't known who he was. He poked fun at things I'd said a few times during his talk, and afterwards said he hoped I didn't mind.  

He's an interesting guy.

Years later, I went to one of his book signings and saw him tear up a kid's copy of one of his books because he didn't like the publishers of that edition. The kid was young and didn't realize that H.E. was pulling a stunt. This was obviously one of the kid's favorite books and he looked embarrased that he had this "undesirable" edition and his feelings were hurt.

When I mentioned this to H.E. later, he said that people expected him to do outrageous things and he didn't want to disappoint them.

I became less of a fan after that...
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Edisaurus on April 30, 2007, 01:55:56 AM
Der B---have you been to the Dali museum in Florida? I really enjoyed it!
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Post by: Edisaurus on April 30, 2007, 02:00:27 AM
Favorite artists:
Hieronymus Bosch 
Pieter Breugel the Elder
Van Gogh

I'm sure I'll think of more when it's not 5AM! 
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Post by: Edisaurus on April 30, 2007, 02:01:18 AM
Is that a HHW gathering at The Little Pie Shop?
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Post by: Edisaurus on April 30, 2007, 02:03:13 AM
I hope this doesn't put this page into Cinemascope, but I didn't figure out how to make it smaller!
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Post by: Edisaurus on April 30, 2007, 02:05:45 AM
Bosch---looking like the Dungeon scene from THE 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on April 30, 2007, 02:08:49 AM
Der B---have you been to the Dali museum in Florida? I really enjoyed it!

Yes - enjoyed it a great deal!

der Brucer
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Post by: DERBRUCER on April 30, 2007, 02:54:23 AM
TOD:

At a recent trip to the Barnes Foundation in PA, I became enhanted by another surealist: Georgio de Chirico

(http://www.art-gallery.com.au/bookscd/crafthouse/images/de_chirico.JPG)

(http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A9iby4CmuDVGKe0AXi2jzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTA4NDgyNWN0BHNlYwNwcm9m/SIG=13gba6v7h/EXP=1178012198/**http%3A//usimages.easyart.com/i/prints/rw/lg/3/3/Giorgio-De-Chirico-Trovatore-Stanco-33088.jpg)

der Brucer
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 30, 2007, 03:00:35 AM
I hope this doesn't put this page into Cinemascope, but I didn't figure out how to make it smaller!

Were you trying for the whole triptych?

Here's the center:

(http://cgfa.dotsrc.org/bosch/bosch21.jpg)

der Brucer

Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: MusicGuy on April 30, 2007, 04:00:39 AM

Hi Elmo... <hugs> ........

Good morning to dear Esteemed and breast-hugged BK
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Post by: MusicGuy on April 30, 2007, 04:01:45 AM

It's ungodly early.... and I'm in Fogelsville....and awake.... and already showered and primped ..... and I have to sparkle in just a little bit.

UGH !!
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Post by: MusicGuy on April 30, 2007, 04:03:33 AM

dear DR Jose...... I read your comments about your "gut reaction" to hearing about the AGO.  You were pretty dead-on accurate !!  There is an awful lot of pretension, stuffiness, and lack of genuine musical understanding in that group (just my humble opinion.).

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Post by: MusicGuy on April 30, 2007, 04:04:22 AM

TTFN....
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Post by: elmore3003 on April 30, 2007, 04:09:56 AM
Good morning, all!  My back seems better today, I'm happy to report.  I have to head down to Toyland early this morning to await a package, so I hope to be out of here within the hour.

TOD:
   John Singer Sargent
   Maurice Prendergast
   18th Century painters: Chardin, Fragonard, Boucher, Lawrence

Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Jrand70 on April 30, 2007, 04:49:20 AM
Vibes to DR DAKOTA CELT - May 7 & 8 should reduce some of the stress.

Congrats to DR JOSE on his milestone and thanks to him for the report on the concert (and concert goers) yesterday.

Belated birthday greetings to The Vixter!
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Post by: Jrand70 on April 30, 2007, 04:50:31 AM
It is the LAST day of April...I can hardly believe it myself!

DR EDISAURSUS - DR CP is a friend of Mr Harlan Ellison who is also one of my favorite writers!  He has told some stories about him, and if he is around today, maybe he will tell another!
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Post by: Jrand70 on April 30, 2007, 04:51:18 AM
All of the artists mentioned PLUS:

Mondrian
Lichtenstein
Frankenthaler
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Post by: Jrand70 on April 30, 2007, 05:00:38 AM
Last night on TCM, I saw the "coming attractions" trailer for A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE.  The last few seconds showed some credits and then at the bottom there were the words Released by 20th Century-Fox.

STREETCAR was a Warner Bros. film - how did Fox get involved with it?  IMDB says only that Fox distributes the film for cable TV and there was a CBS/Fox Video version.

Where did this trailer come from?  It mentions that the film won 5 Academy Awards so it was put together some time after the original release.  I am confused.

Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: TCB on April 30, 2007, 05:01:34 AM
Hello, my name is TCB, and I am a heathen.  Yes, I admit it, but I know very little about art - this type of art.  Growing up, I thought art museums were places designed by the Marquis de Sade to punish bad little children.  However, I must say I did like that Dali painting of THE LAST SUPPER.  I actually bought a Dai print at an art auction one time, but they told me it was one of his lesser known works (probably because all of the body parts are there and in the right places).

I mean, theater is art, music is art, and body painting is, well, heaven!  So, since I know nothing about the subject, I will sit back and observe what examples of art you all love.  Perhaps I will learn something.
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Post by: Jrand70 on April 30, 2007, 05:01:50 AM
TAR - I am NOT okay with the final three, and I was hoping someone would tell Danielle & Eric who chose them for a YIELD.  It was NOT the team who did it, they were acting for the team that gave them money.
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Post by: TCB on April 30, 2007, 05:03:54 AM
I am also looking forward to hearing from DR Ron today, regarding the freeway bridge collapse in Oakland.
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Post by: Jrand70 on April 30, 2007, 05:04:10 AM
Now learn this:

(http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~tiber/Alfred_E_Newman.jpg)
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Edisaurus on April 30, 2007, 05:05:35 AM
Were you trying for the whole triptych?

No, I was worried about the Bruegel.
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Post by: singdaw on April 30, 2007, 05:06:57 AM
O[mnibus]R[econciliation]P[ost]:

***comforting vibes***[/size][/color]
to DR DakotaCelt

***new office xylophones***[/size][/color]
to DR Cillaliz

***audition glockenspiels***[/size][/color]
to DR George

***continuing peace & comfort marimbas***[/size][/color]
to DR Danise

***CONGRATULATIONS***[/size][/color]
to DR JoseSPiano on his new plateau

and, of course...

***lusty month of May vibes***[/size][/color]
to all H/Ks
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Jrand70 on April 30, 2007, 05:07:47 AM
DR CILLA LIZ - your new plans sound great!
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Post by: Edisaurus on April 30, 2007, 05:10:45 AM
DR EDISAURSUS - DR CP is a friend of Mr Harlan Ellison who is also one of my favorite writers!  He has told some stories about him, and if he is around today, maybe he will tell another!

Ooooh...I hope I don't offend anyone.

The guy who started the Video Music Channel was a friend of his, too, but we never talked about him. He's certainly a talented guy, and I still like his books, but what he did to that kid seemed a little self-serving and insincere and I lost some of my enthusiasm for him.  :'(
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Post by: Edisaurus on April 30, 2007, 05:14:07 AM

TOD:
   John Singer Sargent

Oh, me too! (A BRAIN reference)

I saw a great exhibit of his paintings in LA about 3 or 4 years ago.

Did you know that he did some of his painting right here in Marietta, GA? Of course, as is this town's habit, they have torn down the beautiful old house but at least managed to keep his studio, which is sitting in the front yard of a loft, looking very out of place!
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 30, 2007, 05:14:31 AM
And the word of the day is: MACARONIC!
CARCINOMA.

Not a word I care to use in a sentence, though.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: singdaw on April 30, 2007, 05:17:11 AM
TOD:

I don't know about favorite artist, but after seeing the original Broadway production of Sunday in the Park with George several times, I did make a special trip to Chicago to spend half a day staring at Seurat's original:

(http://www.achievement.org/achievers/son0/large/son0-012.jpg)
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Post by: TCB on April 30, 2007, 05:19:31 AM
Let me see if I understand this........ May is the only month you can be lusty?
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Post by: singdaw on April 30, 2007, 05:19:56 AM
WOD:

Many of Benjamin Britten's choral works are macaronic.
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Post by: singdaw on April 30, 2007, 05:21:23 AM
Let me see if I understand this........ May is the only month you can be lusty?

No, but if you sing the Lerner & Loewe song [in the original key], it helps!  :)
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Post by: Jrand70 on April 30, 2007, 05:26:47 AM
Yes sir, VERY macaronic!
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Post by: Jrand70 on April 30, 2007, 05:27:18 AM
Ooooh...I hope I don't offend anyone.

The guy who started the Video Music Channel was a friend of his, too, but we never talked about him. He's certainly a talented guy, and I still like his books, but what he did to that kid seemed a little self-serving and insincere and I lost some of my enthusiasm for him.  :'(

My guess it, NO offense will be taken.  ;D

Off to work.  >:(
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Post by: Jrand70 on April 30, 2007, 05:27:47 AM
No, but if you sing the Rodgers & Hammerstein song [in the original key], it helps!  :)

I thought "Lusty Month of May" was written by Leopold & Loeb!  8)
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Post by: singdaw on April 30, 2007, 05:31:35 AM
I thought "Lusty Month of May" was written by Leopold & Loeb!  8)

ERG!  I can't believe I did that.  Original post corrected!    :-\

I believe I may now be required to turn in my card...    :P
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 30, 2007, 05:35:14 AM
TOD:

I don't know about favorite artist, but after seeing the original Broadway production of Sunday in the Park with George several times, I did make a special trip to Chicago to spend half a day staring at the original:

(http://www.achievement.org/achievers/son0/large/son0-012.jpg)
You're not the only one.

Well, der B and I didn't make a special trip - we were in town and made a point of heading over.  It was while visiting the Art Institute of Chicago that I was introduced to the works of Gustave Caillebotte (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustave_Caillebotte), whose Paris Street, Rainy Day is part of their permanent collection, and who was being represented by a show of his work that had been brought in from arround the world.  His painting Les raboteurs de parquet (The Floor-Scrapers) (http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/caillebotte/raboteurs/) in particular made an interesting impression on me.

(Whistles quietly while everyone else figures out why.)
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 30, 2007, 05:37:52 AM
Let me see if I understand this........ May is the only month you can be lusty?
No, May requires that you be lusty for the full thirty-one days.  It can be quite exhausting - I suggest getting as much rest as you can on this last day of April, because you'll be needing it!
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 30, 2007, 05:44:25 AM
TAR - I am NOT okay with the final three, and I was hoping someone would tell Danielle & Eric who chose them for a YIELD.  It was NOT the team who did it, they were acting for the team that gave them money.

****  SPOILERS   *****

I'm not happy with the final three, either.  I do NOT want to see Mirna and Schmirna win this one, and I'd be even less happy to see the less deserving Eric and Danielle win.  I'm going to miss Danny and Oswald--I liked them and they would have been just as appreciated as winners as the Blondies.

And the Blondies are fighting amongst themselves?  What will bring that on?!?  Probably some major screw-up that loses them the game.  

*Sigh*...
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 30, 2007, 05:56:52 AM
Good Morning!

Well... I shall have to post once I'm back from auditions... Which I have a feeling, will be sooner rather than later.  I hope.

:)

Laters...
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 30, 2007, 06:06:40 AM
TOD:

I don't know about favorite artist, but after seeing the original Broadway production of Sunday in the Park with George several times, I did make a special trip to Chicago to spend half a day staring at Seurat's original:

(http://www.achievement.org/achievers/son0/large/son0-012.jpg)

While on a business trip to Chicago about ten years ago, I made it a point to see La Grande Jatte.  Unfortunately, I had to depend on a taxi driver who not only had no idea where the Art Institute of Chicago was located, but was also afraid of driving during a thunderstorm.  By the time he finally got me there, my window of opportunity had shrunk to the point (point, get it?)  where I only had about only a half hour to take in the painting.  Even so, I was glad to have seen it.
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 30, 2007, 06:24:40 AM
This now begs the question - how many of us have seen the original painting La Grande Jatte?  Not a reproduction, the real thing?

We've got Singdaw, Dan (the Man), myself and der Brucer (of course).  That's four, so far.
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 30, 2007, 06:27:15 AM
I've also seen Seurat's The Models,  (http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/seurat/models/) the original version, which hangs in the main hall at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia.  This is the one where three models are posing in front of - you guessed it - La Grande Jatte.

But that doesn't count as the original LGJ.
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 30, 2007, 06:27:53 AM
And now, I must be off to work.

Bright, sunshiny day here in Rehoboth.
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 30, 2007, 06:28:35 AM
Page Three Dance

[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]Strike a pose![/move]
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 30, 2007, 06:30:44 AM
TOD:

Love the Impressionist:

Manet
Monet
Renoir
Sisley
John Byner

I also like:

Van Gogh
Rubens
Vermeer
Rembrandt

Modern artists:

Warhol
Picasso
O'Keefe
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Post by: singdaw on April 30, 2007, 06:38:28 AM
There is also Seurat's final study for "La Grande Jatte," housed in the Metropolitan in New York City.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 30, 2007, 06:40:44 AM
I also have a great fondness for DaVinci's Mona Lisa.  In spite of all the hype and camp and parody that's been generated around it, I still find it a disarming portrait.  That smile gets me every time.
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Post by: Adriana Patti on April 30, 2007, 07:00:41 AM
goodmorning :)
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Post by: Adriana Patti on April 30, 2007, 07:01:20 AM
I am actually quite refreshed and awake for 7:00 in the morning
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 30, 2007, 07:11:54 AM
Good morning. It is foggy here on the California coast.

I am an art idiot. But my sister took me to the Met in NYC, and I very much enjoyed the day. I especially liked the Jackson Pollock, because DR Sandra told me about it.

Today I have requested to be dropped off at the nearby wildlife refuge while the rest of the family  goes kayaking.
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Post by: Ben on April 30, 2007, 07:16:18 AM
DR Laura, I think you'll have more fun!
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Post by: Jennifer on April 30, 2007, 07:29:35 AM
TAR SPOILERS


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****  SPOILERS   *****

I'm not happy with the final three, either.  I do NOT want to see Mirna and Schmirna win this one, and I'd be even less happy to see the less deserving Eric and Danielle win.  I'm going to miss Danny and Oswald--I liked them and they would have been just as appreciated as winners as the Blondies.

And the Blondies are fighting amongst themselves?  What will bring that on?!?  Probably some major screw-up that loses them the game.  

*Sigh*...


I am thrilled with one of the 3 (dustin and kandace). And i totally agree with you about charla and mirna and eric and danielle. Although i would be happier if they won then mirna.

I am worried about the good edit mirna got last night. And the way they talk about them being the underdogs. No matter how they try to sell those two, i can't believe that anybody would want them to win.

I was a bit surprised by the preview that showed the blondes having a big fight. But i'm guessing it's misdirection. So it makes me think they have a good chance to win. I really think it will come down to the blondes vs charla/mirna.

I will be really unhappy if the blondes do not win.

Btw, last week's ending as i suspected was total crap.  D&O were 1 1/2 hours behind eric/danielle (not the few minutes the editing suggested).

And i disagree with DR Jrand about telling eric about the yield. I'm sure mirna or oswald filled them in. But eric was so mad, i think the beauties confessed to most of it.  PLUS it was totally danny/oswald's idea to get paid for the yield. If the blondes had suggested it then i think you might be right. But danny/oswald suggested it. And they only let the blondes choose so they wouldn't have to be the bad guys.

I really liked danny/oswald but if you finish last twice you deserve to go.

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Post by: Matt H. on April 30, 2007, 07:35:58 AM
Will we never get to page two?

In good time.
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Post by: Charles Pogue on April 30, 2007, 07:37:24 AM
Favourite artists...Turner (have seen some of his stuff at the National Gallery); Frank Frazetta, and Joseph Clement Coll (who usually illustrated in pen and ink).

RE:  Harlan E.  Harlan is Harlan.  I accept him...don't always approve of everything he does.  But, despite whatever flaws he has, I've always found him a sweet, good, and generous soul and loyal and honest and honourable.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 30, 2007, 07:39:00 AM
Good morning. It is foggy here on the California coast.

I am an art idiot. But my sister took me to the Met in NYC, and I very much enjoyed the day. I especially liked the Jackson Pollock, because DR Sandra told me about it.

Today I have requested to be dropped off at the nearby wildlife refuge while the rest of the family  goes kayaking.

Are you going to be left with a compass and a knife, or are you really roughing it?
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Post by: Matt H. on April 30, 2007, 07:40:18 AM
Good morning!

We're approaching the beginning of summer (yep, and it's not even May yet). Going to be in the mid 80s today and near 90 tomorrow. Argh! At least the nights cool down enough to open the windows and run the attic fan to put some cool air back into the house.
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Post by: Edisaurus on April 30, 2007, 07:41:30 AM
RE:  Harlan E.  Harlan is Harlan.  I accept him...don't always approve of everything he does.  But, despite whatever flaws he has, I've always found him a sweet, good, and generous soul and loyal and honest and honourable.

That's good to know. Maybe I just caught him on a bad day. (He was nice when I met him in college...)
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Ginny on April 30, 2007, 07:42:06 AM
Monday morning greetings!  Today's my day off and I slept quite late ('til almost 9am).  I have a few errands to do this morning, then our Monday Movie Matinee with the grandmas and my aunt - we're watching The Queen.

TOD - I like many of the artists mentioned here already, plus Mary Cassatt, Georgia O'Keeffe, and my all-time favorite Mark Tobey.  He and I share a birthday (60 years apart, though).  My first encounter with his work was Broadway Melody, which I saw in the University of Michigan Museum of Art in the late '60s.  Here's one that's similar:
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Edisaurus on April 30, 2007, 07:42:23 AM
Today I have requested to be dropped off at the nearby wildlife refuge while the rest of the family  goes kayaking.

I hope you can find each other afterwards!
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Matt H. on April 30, 2007, 07:43:06 AM
I did have to take art appreciation in college (a requirement for a teacher's license), and there I was introduced to all the great masters. I really treasure them all and find something of value in almost every one of their works. I couldn't name a favorite. I favor Renaissance and Baroque to more modern painting, but even modern masters are of interest.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Edisaurus on April 30, 2007, 07:44:21 AM
At a recent trip to the Barnes Foundation in PA, I became enhanted by another surealist: Georgio de Chirico

I like! I will have to check out more of his work!
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Matt H. on April 30, 2007, 07:44:57 AM
I have hours of TV from last night to watch, and I'll likely begin with THE TUDORS and COLD CASE.

Best friend John has already alerted me that it's going to be a late lunch today, so I'll probably watch something before we go to lunch. I've already cleaned the dining room to get that chore out of the way, so today's viewing schedule is going to be somewhat different from the norm.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Matt H. on April 30, 2007, 07:46:56 AM
Probably won't get to any DVDs today, but the first one up for viewing when time permits will be THE WEST POINT STORY.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Jennifer on April 30, 2007, 07:48:02 AM
I also loved DR Danise's dog story yesterday. Continued vibes. ~~~~~~
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Matt H. on April 30, 2007, 07:49:06 AM
The funny thing about THE LIST OF ADRIAN MESSENGER is that Kirk Douglas' face resists that masquerade make-up. I could see through each of his disguises because his face is just too unusual.

Like bk, I liked the film a lot as a kid, but when I saw it decades later, the mystery element didn't hold up at all, and all the disguises were just trick stuff to distract the viewer from the lame script.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Ginny on April 30, 2007, 07:49:36 AM
This now begs the question - how many of us have seen the original painting La Grande Jatte?  Not a reproduction, the real thing?

We've got Singdaw, Dan (the Man), myself and der Brucer (of course).  That's four, so far.

Put me on that list, DR SWW.  I spent a lovely day at the museum in Chicago with a couple of librarian friends when we were all there for the ALA conference in 1990.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Ginny on April 30, 2007, 07:51:50 AM
There are several wildlife artists here in SW Ohio whose work I like a lot, too - John Ruthven, Charlie Harper, and Kay Worz.  DH Richard gave me Kay's The Gathering for Christmas a couple of years ago:

Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 30, 2007, 07:54:32 AM
TAR SPOILERS


Btw, last week's ending as i suspected was total crap.  D&O were 1 1/2 hours behind eric/danielle (not the few minutes the editing suggested).

And i disagree with DR Jrand about telling eric about the yield. I'm sure mirna or oswald filled them in. But eric was so mad, i think the beauties confessed to most of it.  PLUS it was totally danny/oswald's idea to get paid for the yield. If the blondes had suggested it then i think you might be right. But danny/oswald suggested it. And they only let the blondes choose so they wouldn't have to be the bad guys.

I really liked danny/oswald but if you finish last twice you deserve to go.


If I have anything against the Blondies, it's the half truth they told Eric and Danielle about the deal they made with Danny and Oswald about the Yield.  They told E & D that D & O were the first to approach the offer (true), but they then said that the deal was for D & O not to Yield the Blondies when the truth was that they themselves specified E & D.  Also, if Mirna can be believed, during the rest period at the pit stop after the Blondies first Yielded E & D, they were telling everyone that they were once Yielded during Season 10, which never happened.  (You can see Mirna talk about this in the extra clips for that episode on the CBS.com site.)  It does appear that the Blondies can be outright deceitful at times.

I'm curious about how soon Danny and Oswald came in behind Mirna and Schmirna.  It looked like they did incredibly well catching up after being so far behind, but it could be, like you said, editing.

It's all in the editing...
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: singdaw on April 30, 2007, 08:03:57 AM
From today's NY Times. an article (http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/30/theater/30spri.html?pagewanted=print) about auditions for Spring Awakening cast replacements.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Ginny on April 30, 2007, 08:11:01 AM
I'm off to do errands and probably won't be back until after the Monday Movie Matinee.

Bye for now!
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Matt H. on April 30, 2007, 08:13:01 AM
I'm heading down now to clean up a bit. Then, I'll watching something before lunch out with best friend John.

WBBL.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Jane on April 30, 2007, 08:23:14 AM
DakotaCelt-Rant all you want.  With what you are going through you deserve a few rants.  I can identify with having a “difficult” sister.

DerBrucer-cute.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Jane on April 30, 2007, 08:26:04 AM
Darling photo of the Vixter celebrating, and MBarnum-darling card to match.

Hi Sigerson
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Danise on April 30, 2007, 08:26:51 AM
Hi all!  I might have good news today.  The doctors came in and found Mom to be quite alert.  They mentioned that she might (Mind you might) be allowed to go home.  Not today but soon.

I told them what the doctor said at the hospital--that she only had 3 days tops but this doctor said that might not be so.  She said that others have what Mom has and have lived for a year or more.

What I'm planning on doing is bringing her walker so she can prove that she can get around so that she can prove she can go home.

Needless to say, my hopes are going up and down.  I don't know what to believe or what to really think.  

I had to stop there because the phone rang and then Mom had some people come to check her.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: singdaw on April 30, 2007, 08:29:48 AM
DerBrucer-cute.

Yes, he is!     :)
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 30, 2007, 08:31:19 AM
Are you going to be left with a compass and a knife, or are you really roughing it?
I will rough it with a digital camera and a cell phone.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: singdaw on April 30, 2007, 08:31:34 AM
Wow, DR Danise...

A real emotional roller-coaster!  We are glad for any positive developments.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: singdaw on April 30, 2007, 08:32:29 AM
I will rough it with a digital camera and a cell phone.

Hoping that might mean we'll get some lovely wildlife shots later.   :)
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 30, 2007, 08:36:03 AM
Hi all!  I might have good news today.  The doctors came in and found Mom to be quite alert.  They mentioned that she might (Mind you might) be allowed to go home.  Not today but soon.

I told them what the doctor said at the hospital--that she only had 3 days tops but this doctor said that might not be so.  She said that others have what Mom has and have lived for a year or more.

What I'm planning on doing is bringing her walker so she can prove that she can get around so that she can prove she can go home.

Needless to say, my hopes are going up and down.  I don't know what to believe or what to really think.  

I had to stop there because the phone rang and then Mom had some people come to check her.

That's good news, Danise. You must feel like you are on a roller coaster.

MY RN friend says that an aorta aneurism is the best way to go -- quick and as low-pain as one could hope for.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 30, 2007, 08:37:36 AM
Let me see if I understand this........ May is the only month you can be lusty?

In your case, just the OPPOSITE is true.  This month, you, TCB, must remain CELIBATE and CHASTE.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 30, 2007, 08:38:29 AM
Hoping that might mean we'll get some lovely wildlife shots later.   :)

Why, thank you.

I do not like my camera. It is going through batteries like crazy. I usually only get a few to a couple dozen photos on a set of batteries.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 30, 2007, 08:39:16 AM
(((((Danise!!)))))

Because you are on such a roller coaster ride!
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 30, 2007, 08:47:27 AM
{{{{{Danise}}}}}

Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Jeanne on April 30, 2007, 08:48:52 AM
Good morning, HHW. (Well, it's almost noon here.)

I've been extreeeeeemely busy and am having difficulty keeping up with the posts.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: bk on April 30, 2007, 08:53:45 AM
I'm up, I'm up.  Stuffed up, but up.  
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: singdaw on April 30, 2007, 08:56:21 AM
This month, you, TCB, must remain CELIBATE and CHASTE.
MAY is going to be extremely long this year!   ;)

DR Ron Pulliam's comment reminds me of the old joke about the Randy Vicar old cloistered monk, running out from the collection of rare ancient scrolls, shouting, "They made a mistake, They made a mistake!  The copyist left out the "R"!  It's not celibate, it's celibRate!"

Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: singdaw on April 30, 2007, 08:58:32 AM
I'm up, I'm up.  Stuffed up, but up.  

Is it just coincidence that bk's allergies flared up once he became blonde?  :)
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 30, 2007, 09:00:54 AM
Dum dum, de dum. I am waiting for the family to get ready.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: singdaw on April 30, 2007, 09:02:30 AM
Dum dum, de dum. I am waiting for the family to get ready.

Do you have your handkerchief full of bread crumbs at the ready?
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: bk on April 30, 2007, 09:07:53 AM
I shall shortly be on my way to a breakfast meeting, after which I shall return.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 30, 2007, 09:08:18 AM
I love all kinds of art.

Because of my passion for movies, I have a great fondness for exquisite poster art.

One of my favorites is Amsel's for "Death on the Nile."
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Jeanne on April 30, 2007, 09:08:53 AM
TOD:

It's difficult to say who my favorite artists are because there are so many whose work I like.

Of those I know personally, my favorite is Jean Weinbaum. Not only is he a close personal friend, but I really like his work. I am fortunate to have his large watercolor, La Mer, in my living room. It's one of his best works--both in my opinion and his. (Another one of his watercolors, War and Peace, was snatched up by a gallery owner and collector before I had a chance to purchase it. But I do love La Mer.) Jean sends little baby watercolors to me from time to time as gifts, which would always get a reaction from my insurance agent when I would add them to my scheduled possessions as "gift from the artist." Jean is a very sweet man.

As for artists I don't know, Turner is one of my favorites. I never cease to be amazed at his work. I love to take in the Turners at the Tate--the Tate Museum in London, that is.

Oh, back to artists I know. If anyone likes realistic figure drawing, you MUST SEE Rob Liberace's work. I took a drawing class from him some years ago. GAWD, he's good!! Friends tell me his work is quite hot these days. I almost bought one of his works some years ago--I'm sure I couldn't afford it now. Lovely, lovely work. And he does it sooo easily. In class, he'd say, "Here, just do this," and in one or two lines convey so much. Well, it just doesn't happen that way when I do it!

I'm not a big fan of impressionism. I've always enjoyed contemporary art, but I also have a huge respect for good realism.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Jeanne on April 30, 2007, 09:18:03 AM
I have an invitation to visit an old friend who is a big art collector. I haven't seen his collection in many years. I have no doubt he'll be filling me in on today's art scene--he keeps up, I don't. I'll probably soon have a few new favorites.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: singdaw on April 30, 2007, 09:22:51 AM
That's interesting, DR Jeanne!

In the category of artists known personally, I'd have to include Karen Horn.  She paints in watercolor, but has developed this "overdubbing" technique that renders an almost photographic-like quality.  Pictures don't really do them justice, but here's a sample:
(http://www.karenhorn.com/images/hydrangeas.jpg)
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 30, 2007, 09:25:11 AM
I love all kinds of art.

Because of my passion for movies, I have a great fondness for exquisite poster art.

One of my favorites is Amsel's for "Death on the Nile."

I regret when I threw away my twenty year plus collection of TV Guides that I didn't pull the issues with Amsel covers.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 30, 2007, 09:27:27 AM
That's interesting, DR Jeanne!

In the category of artists known personally, I'd have to include Karen Horn.  She paints in watercolor, but has developed this "overdubbing" technique that renders an almost photographic-like quality.  Pictures don't really do them justice, but here's a sample:


I knew a Karen Horn from my days on rec.arts.theatre.musicals.  She lives in San Diego, CA.  Any chance she is the same?
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Ginny on April 30, 2007, 09:29:33 AM
{{{{{{{DR Danise}}}}}}}
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Ginny on April 30, 2007, 09:34:49 AM
Surprise!  I'm back from my errands and have a bit of time to putter and get ready for the tea party that we're having while we watch The Queen.  My favorite bakery let me down, fancy-cookie-wise, so I made a spontaneous stop at Collette's Custom Cakes and bought a box of beautiful cookies.

DH Richard is having lunch with his mother and then will pick up my mom and aunt.  The matinee will probably start about 2pm.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: singdaw on April 30, 2007, 09:35:53 AM
DR Dan (the Man) - I believe the artist Karen Horn lives in Northern CA, and so far as I'm aware doesn't have any particular interest in musicals.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: singdaw on April 30, 2007, 09:39:59 AM
Surprise!  I'm back from my errands and have a bit of time to putter and get ready for the tea party that we're having while we watch The Queen.  My favorite bakery let me down, fancy-cookie-wise, so I made a spontaneous stop at Collette's Custom Cakes and bought a box of beautiful cookies.

DH Richard is having lunch with his mother and then will pick up my mom and aunt.  The matinee will probably start about 2pm.

DR Ginny - sounds like an absolutely DEE-lightful afternoon!   :)
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Jeanne on April 30, 2007, 09:43:03 AM
I cannot leave this discussion without mentioning my old friend (now deceased), Lou Goodman. Lou was an assemblagist from the old Barney's Beanery days in LA, where many artists hung out. Assemblage isn't my favorite form of art--I just loved Lou. He used to tell me stories of growing up a Jew in Czarist Russia and having to step off the sidewalk when non-Jews passed. He also used to send me letters addressed, "My darling Jenka." Those letters were lost when my house was broken into many years ago. I was nineteen and impressionable; he was a sort of father or uncle figure. I have several of his works, which few people but me would appreciate.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Jennifer on April 30, 2007, 10:07:34 AM

THE AMAZING RACE SPOILERS

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If I have anything against the Blondies, it's the half truth they told Eric and Danielle about the deal they made with Danny and Oswald about the Yield.  They told E & D that D & O were the first to approach the offer (true), but they then said that the deal was for D & O not to Yield the Blondies when the truth was that they themselves specified E & D.  

I've seen a lot of people annoyed by this, but not me.  They did not say that danny and oswald chose the people.  They said that  danny and oswald approached them to give them money not to yield them.  The blondes did not have to tell this to eric. Plus he was a freakin lunatic. IF they had told him he probably would have chased after them.

I'm sure eric found out the rest. Plus parts could have been edited out. I think the blondes told enough of the story. They didn't give specifics. But they did not outright lie and say something that was not true.



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Also, if Mirna can be believed, during the rest period at the pit stop after the Blondies first Yielded E & D, they were telling everyone that they were once Yielded during Season 10, which never happened.  (You can see Mirna talk about this in the extra clips for that episode on the CBS.com site.)  It does appear that the Blondies can be outright deceitful at times.


I don't know since i have not seen this. It doesn't appear to me that they are deceiftful. They are competitive. And they don't get overly friendly with others. But i can't see them telling people something that was not true (especially something that can be easily verified). I don't really remember the exact thing in TAR 10. But i know that the lyns were threatening to yield the blondes. Maybe that was what they told the others.

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I'm curious about how soon Danny and Oswald came in behind Mirna and Schmirna.  It looked like they did incredibly well catching up after being so far behind, but it could be, like you said, editing.

It's all in the editing...
 


I didn't comment on this editing, i commented on last week and the week before.  IT's pretty obvious in this editing that danny and oswald did not finish too far behind. I believe they showed charla and oswald both at the helicopter field together. Now if they showed that when they really far behind, that would be even more deceitful than the fake close endings we got for the last two weeks.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: George on April 30, 2007, 10:07:49 AM
This now begs the question - how many of us have seen the original painting La Grande Jatte?  Not a reproduction, the real thing?

We've got Singdaw, Dan (the Man), myself and der Brucer (of course).  That's four, so far.

I think I'm number five...if I counted correctly. ::) During my last year at Western Washington University (1989), the Concert Choir was invited to perform at the National Music Educator's Association conference in Indiana.  When that was finished, we drove from Indiana up to Chicago (stopping along the way for concerts at some high schools) and we had half a day to ourselves in Chicago.  Several of us went to the Art Institute of Chicago and I stood there at the painting for a couple of hours.  One of the guys in our group actually took a picture of me standing in front of the actual painting, but he never made me a copy!  Damn him!  Damn him to hell!!  But I was there (a Pacific Overtures reference ;)).
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Charles Pogue on April 30, 2007, 10:09:10 AM
I got a huge box of CDs from the Kritzerland warehouse today.  Thanks, BK, I think you even threw in a couple we didn't order, but that's just fine.  I dropped your cheque in a mailbox on the streets of downtown Cincinnati Saturday afternoon.  I don't think it had any weekend pick-ups, so it was probably collected today, which means you oughta get it sometime before the end of the week.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 30, 2007, 10:09:38 AM
TAR:

Go Charla and Mirna!!!
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 30, 2007, 10:11:19 AM
I feel like bitch-slapping someone today.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: George on April 30, 2007, 10:12:14 AM
Hi all!  I might have good news today.  The doctors came in and found Mom to be quite alert.  They mentioned that she might (Mind you might) be allowed to go home.  Not today but soon.

I told them what the doctor said at the hospital--that she only had 3 days tops but this doctor said that might not be so.  She said that others have what Mom has and have lived for a year or more.

What I'm planning on doing is bringing her walker so she can prove that she can get around so that she can prove she can go home.

Needless to say, my hopes are going up and down.  I don't know what to believe or what to really think.  

I had to stop there because the phone rang and then Mom had some people come to check her.

That's cautiously optimistic news, Danise!!  

({({({({({(HUGS)})})})})})
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: George on April 30, 2007, 10:12:47 AM
Off to work...until later. :)
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Edisaurus on April 30, 2007, 10:13:02 AM
I feel like bitch-slapping someone today.

You and DR Dakota can team up and take on my favorite developer!
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: FJL on April 30, 2007, 10:13:14 AM
I just realized I've been reading but not posting today, so i must do something to rectify that situation.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Edisaurus on April 30, 2007, 10:14:16 AM
DR Danise, I'm so glad to hear that there is potentially good news.

Maybe the visit from Bear did the trick and will give her a little more time with you.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Edisaurus on April 30, 2007, 10:16:06 AM
Wow---my job just ended suddenly and I have hte rest of the day free! Yay!

But---my DH's car was not working today so he had to drive me ot work and now has my car. Boo!

But he happened to go over to the new house to help pour footings for the barn so he's only 3 miles away and can pick me back up. Yay again!
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: singdaw on April 30, 2007, 10:17:08 AM
I feel like bitch-slapping someone today.

*hiding behind my cubicle chair*
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: FJL on April 30, 2007, 10:20:48 AM
Thoroughly shocked by Brantley's review of LEGALLY BLONDE.  I had felt sure that this would be one of those exceptions, a show that's well-regarded despite a disappointing score.  And the Times proofers couldn't even spell the name of the (I thought) wonderfully gifted bookwriter of Legally Blonde, the inspired Heather Hach (they spelled it Hatch in the print edition, at least).  Ms. Hach has I think the potential to be a great force in musical comedy as a bookwriter, assuming the work was basically hers and not the director's, but I suspect after that treatment from the Ny Times, she may pick herself up and go back to Hollywood.  That would be theater's loss, IMHO.  Best book of  a new musical I've seen since SPELLING BEE, but I guess that's not the consensus.

Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 30, 2007, 10:25:26 AM
I did like that Dali painting of THE LAST SUPPER.  I actually bought a Dai print at an art auction one time, but they told me it was one of his lesser known works

The original has a very prominent position in our National Museum of Art.

der Brucer
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: singdaw on April 30, 2007, 10:26:46 AM
And the Times proofers couldn't even spell the name of the (I thought) wonderfully gifted bookwriter of Legally Blonde, the inspired Heather Hach (they spelled it Hatch in the print edition, at least).

Not to be confused with Richard Hatch:
(http://www.tvfodder.com/archives/hatch.jpg)
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Jennifer on April 30, 2007, 10:28:02 AM
Glad to hear the good news DR Danise.  Continued vibes for your mom.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Jennifer on April 30, 2007, 10:28:57 AM
DR RonP, hopefully you were joking about your mirna comment! :)
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: singdaw on April 30, 2007, 10:32:30 AM
Myrna is on TAR??
(http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:K-EBdgIlVfJ-QM:http://classicmoviefavorites.com/loy/loy6.jpg)
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 30, 2007, 10:32:34 AM
*hiding behind my cubicle chair*


Get out from behind that chair and take it like a man!
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 30, 2007, 10:32:59 AM
DR RonP, hopefully you were joking about your mirna comment! :)

No...really....they're my favorite team!
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 30, 2007, 10:34:00 AM
And I'm unanimous in that.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 30, 2007, 10:34:54 AM
I don't know why, but I am feeling wholly out of sorts today.

I blame Jose.

But I'll bitch-slap anyone who wishes to stand in for him.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 30, 2007, 10:35:38 AM
:D
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Edisaurus on April 30, 2007, 10:36:04 AM
Not to be confused with Richard Hatch:
(http://www.tvfodder.com/archives/hatch.jpg)

What is Richard Hatching?
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 30, 2007, 10:40:41 AM
What is Richard Hatching?

About 10 to 20 for tax evasion, if I recall correctly!

;D
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 30, 2007, 10:44:50 AM
Myrna is on TAR??
(http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:K-EBdgIlVfJ-QM:http://classicmoviefavorites.com/loy/loy6.jpg)

Nope.  She was on TAD  (The Ambassador's Daughter on TCM--in which, I might add, she proved a trooper.  If I were she, I would have been playing my scenes in that movie with a glum expression on my face, counting the number of lines that Olivia Dehavilland had while I was sitting there doing nothing but waiting for the next break.)
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 30, 2007, 10:46:33 AM
Ugh!  Richard Hatch!  Mirna and Schmirna belong in the same cell!
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: singdaw on April 30, 2007, 10:48:27 AM
Get out from behind that chair and take it like a man!

Ooo.  I like a man who takes charge.     ;)
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: bk on April 30, 2007, 10:59:57 AM
Pogue, you get a free CD for every 10 ordered, that's why the extra.  
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: bk on April 30, 2007, 11:00:21 AM
Back from a nice breakfast meeting - mostly just giving advice.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: bk on April 30, 2007, 11:00:36 AM
Next up is rehearsal with Joan.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Danise on April 30, 2007, 11:08:42 AM
Hi everyone.  I wanted to post sooner but this is a busy place.  Everytime I turned the computer on someone walks in or the phone is ringing or something else.

Well, this it the current news.

Now that the doctor had the time to go over the results she said that it is very possible that Mom could pass at any moment but it could be a week or even a month.  They have no way of knowing.

Having said that she also said that they wouldn't hide it from her that she is dying because they feel she should know.  They won't come right out and tell her but if she asked, they would tell her.

I feel that if anyone should tell her, it should be me.  

The doctor agreed to keep the "secret" until Friday but she said if nothing happened a decision would have to be made as to if Mom want's to stay at the Hospice House or go home.  

If she chose to go home, an army of nurses would have to go with us.  She does need someone there 24 hours and a hospital bed, etc, etc.

I felt like my back was up againist the wall so I broke the news to Mom in another little half truth.  I told her that we were waiting for the tests to come back but that it didn't look good.  I wanted her to understand that it is possible that she's dying.  I just didn't say it was for sure.  I said the test would be back around Friday.

I told her the choices she had if the tests came back bad--to stay here or go home with all of the equipment and nurses and she suprised me and said she would rather stay where she was at.

I feel somewhat of a relief that she knows something.  I didn't like to lie to her and to keep holding out the hope that she would go home.  I guess it really was up to her to decide.

She took the news pretty good.  I was the one who was crying as I was telling her.  

She said she thought something was wrong.  At least this way I was able to ask her if there was anything she wanted or needed to do or say or have done what could I do.  

So at this point, we'll just take it one day at time until Friday comes.  It's going to be hard if I do have to tell her the whole truth but if I do, at least she is somewhat prepared for it.

In the mean time, I'm going to try to start to go back to work for a least a half a day.  My wonderful boss said I could come in at seven and leave whenever I needed to.  If I stay until 3:30, I'll get my eight hours in, leave before the traffic gets bad, go home, feed the dogs, get a shower or whatever needs to be done, get my work clothes for the next day and go stay with Mom in the evenings.

Right now, that's the best I can do.

Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Ben on April 30, 2007, 11:09:52 AM
Fred, I haven't seen the show yet, but I was also surprised at the less than enthusiastic tone of most of the reviews. I'll still see the show and I think the audience for it will be strong enough (like Wicked) to survive the reviews but some of those reviews might make a wavering person think to skip the show.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Jane on April 30, 2007, 11:14:56 AM
Danise I'm pleased your mother wishes to stay where she is, for now anyway.  Best that you can return to work part time and if your mother goes home, it won't be alone.  You both need help during this time.

Continued vibes.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 30, 2007, 11:15:25 AM
DR Danise:  HANG IN THERE!
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Charles Pogue on April 30, 2007, 11:15:31 AM
I am so Legally Bored!  Laure Bell Bundy is a Lexington native and for the last week, you could have called the paper instead of the Lexington Herald-Leader, the Lexington Herald-Bundy!  The local reviewer, who has done several articles on her in the past months has been on a Bundy barrage the last week...and his internet blog.  You think it the second coming of Christ! Today, it's the reaction of her grandparents!

Thank God the reviews are out and maybe the paper will find some time for something else.  If the local Arts scene got this much enthusiastic coverage, the theatre around here might be more vibrant and better attended!
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 30, 2007, 11:17:18 AM
Did anyone notice the omnipresent Ford F-1 series TV commercials on all the networks over the weekend?

Matt Battaglia touting the F-1 series "super-doody" trucks!


This may be a case, for some, like "marry", "mary", "merry".  But "doody" and "duty" can be pronounced differently.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Danise on April 30, 2007, 11:18:25 AM
I'm glad that she at least had the choice.  You have no idea how heavy it's been weighing on my heart to not tell her.  I feel like at least part of a stone has been lifted off my chest.

I only just thought that I might ask the doctor if I might be able to take her home for a couple of hours.  That way she could have some closure and say "Goodbye" to the house and both of the dogs at home.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Danise on April 30, 2007, 11:19:42 AM
DR Danise:  HANG IN THERE!

I'm hanging.   :-\
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Danise on April 30, 2007, 11:20:43 AM
Opps, more company--Nurses.  Gotta run.  Laters.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 30, 2007, 11:25:13 AM
BLIND PILOT FINISHES MICROLIGHT FLIGHT FROM LONDON TO SYDNEY (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,269252,00.html)

Words I'm not looking forward to hearing:

"Good Morning, I'm Stevie Wonder and I'll be your pilot today."

der Brucer
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 30, 2007, 11:31:27 AM
Right now, that's the best I can do.



Danise, you are doing it beautifully!  My God, you are brave and strong!  Likewise, your mom!  

Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: singdaw on April 30, 2007, 11:33:27 AM
DR Danise-

I have no idea how I would react to the situation you're in, but I have to say: it seems to me that you have handled each new development most wonderfully.             :)
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 30, 2007, 11:33:29 AM
This may be a case, for some, like "marry", "mary", "merry".  But "doody" and "duty" can be pronounced differently.

Or "ferry, furry, fairy" :)

der Brucer

Remember the Howdy Duty show about a freckled cop?
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: bk on April 30, 2007, 11:38:37 AM
I have packaged up a few orders, and will try to ship them after rehearsal - if not, then the morning.  
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: elmore3003 on April 30, 2007, 11:39:00 AM
Just got an email from the FAT conductor of limitless ego and limited talent, Maestro the Whale.  Talk about wiggin' out!  I hope the IRS carts him off to Sing-Sing soon.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 30, 2007, 11:41:11 AM
Just got an email from the FAT conductor of limitless ego and limited talent, Maestro the Whale.  Talk about wiggin' out!  I hope the IRS carts him off to Sing-Sing soon.

I'm guessing it wasn't a felicitous greeting and inquiries after your health?
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 30, 2007, 11:41:44 AM
Or "ferry, furry, fairy" :)

der Brucer

Remember the Howdy Duty show about a freckled cop?

I remember the "How to Doody" show....the one that helped potty train me.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 30, 2007, 11:42:13 AM
Or "ferry, furry, fairy" :)

der Brucer

Remember the Howdy Duty show about a freckled cop?


The furry fairy fell off the ferry.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 30, 2007, 11:42:52 AM
I'm on a roll.


Somebody STOP me!
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 30, 2007, 11:43:17 AM
No, seriously....there's a lamp post coming up and I'm rolling too fast.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 30, 2007, 11:43:45 AM
"Hello, lamp post,
Whatcha knowin'?"
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 30, 2007, 11:43:58 AM
Yeah, that's right.


I'm feelin' groovy.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: singdaw on April 30, 2007, 11:45:33 AM
I'm on a roll. Somebody STOP me!

And risk a bitch-slap?  I don't THINK so!  :)
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: elmore3003 on April 30, 2007, 11:46:10 AM

Well, this it the current news.

Now that the doctor had the time to go over the results she said that it is very possible that Mom could pass at any moment but it could be a week or even a month.  They have no way of knowing.

In the mean time, I'm going to try to start to go back to work for a least a half a day.  My wonderful boss said I could come in at seven and leave whenever I needed to.  If I stay until 3:30, I'll get my eight hours in, leave before the traffic gets bad, go home, feed the dogs, get a shower or whatever needs to be done, get my work clothes for the next day and go stay with Mom in the evenings.

Right now, that's the best I can do.


DR Danise, I think it's great.  I'm going to sound like a callous businessman but I'm telling you this because i love you.  You need to discuss with your mother the financial situation when she goes: is there a will, pensions or insurance policies/policy with you as beneficiary.  If there's no will, I'd suggest it be dones ASAP.

I send you my affection, my support, and a whole lotta love!
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: singdaw on April 30, 2007, 11:46:20 AM
Just got an email from the FAT conductor of limitless ego and limited talent, Maestro the Whale.

I guess it's a good thing said "musician" isn't a regular reader at HHW!
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: elmore3003 on April 30, 2007, 11:48:04 AM
I'm guessing it wasn't a felicitous greeting and inquiries after your health?

No, but it was amazing how, after being fired for incompetence at the insistence of a great conductor like Michael Tilson Thomas, the fat moron still hasn't a clue.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Jennifer on April 30, 2007, 11:59:12 AM
DR RonP, you love mirna? :)

Have you ever watched TAR?

Just asking. :)
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 30, 2007, 11:59:27 AM
No, but it was amazing how, after being fired for incompetence by a insistence of a great conductor like Michael Tilson Thomas, the fat moron still hasn't a clue.


Sometimes it takes a house falling upon one's head....
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 30, 2007, 11:59:57 AM
DR RonP, you love mirna? :)

Have you ever watched TAR?

Just asking. :)

I've seen bits and pieces.

I think that team is a HOOT!
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 30, 2007, 12:00:19 PM
Sometimes, they're a hoot and a half.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 30, 2007, 12:00:35 PM





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Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: bk on April 30, 2007, 12:00:55 PM
elmore, give me a call, will you?  Want to discuss NYMF.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Jennifer on April 30, 2007, 12:01:10 PM
DR Danise i think you are doing great.  You had a difficult decision to make.

I'm curious though what others think about the doctor forcing her hand (saying they would tell DR Danise's mom the truth if she asked). On the one hand she is their patient.  But on the other you have a loving daughter who asked that she be the one to tell her.

I don't know why, but i was very surprised that the doctor said she would tell.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Jennifer on April 30, 2007, 12:04:34 PM
DR RonP, ah, so you have not seen mirna the whole season.

I was just asking because while i think they are hilariously entertaining, i could not see you rooting for someone who is quite obnoxious.

I do sort of like charla though.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 30, 2007, 12:04:55 PM
I guess it's a good thing said "musician" isn't a regular reader at HHW!

However, phat men are welcome!

der Brucer
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 30, 2007, 12:12:03 PM
I'm curious though what others think about the doctor forcing her hand (saying they would tell DR Danise's mom the truth if she asked). On the one hand she is their patient.  But on the other you have a loving daughter who asked that she be the one to tell her.

I don't know why, but i was very surprised that the doctor said she would tell.

The doctor has an ethical obligation to inform the patient, the wishes of next of kin notwithstanding. Allowing next-of-kin the chance to break the news first is a courtesy.

der Brucer
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Jane on April 30, 2007, 12:12:34 PM
Jennifer I think they doctor is required to tell.  And with hospice it is difficult not to.  I'm very glad they also said Danise's mother would not be allowed to go home alone.  

Danise-Wish I could give you a big hug in person.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: singdaw on April 30, 2007, 12:15:05 PM
i could not see you rooting for someone who is quite obnoxious.

DR Jennifer, have you met DR Ron Pulliam??       ;)
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: singdaw on April 30, 2007, 12:18:24 PM
[just kidding, DR Ron Pulliam...love ya!  :)]
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: elmore3003 on April 30, 2007, 12:59:40 PM
elmore, give me a call, will you?  Want to discuss NYMF.

I'm going to call their number and ask!
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Matt H. on April 30, 2007, 01:14:59 PM
Continued to be just gorgeous outside though still too warm for April (not quite a reference to a famous musical).
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Matt H. on April 30, 2007, 01:17:25 PM
Before heading out for lunch I managed to watch a couple of things.

I began with COLD CASE. It was a very moving episode concerning the death of a young millionaire to a brain tumor which was discovered not to have been by natural causes but an injection of morphine into his IV. One of the best ones of the season from an emotional standpoint, and the identiy of "Louise" and the flashback to that story had me in tears.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Matt H. on April 30, 2007, 01:19:11 PM
I had the cable box on HBO-HD, and when COLD CASE ended, HBO-HD was showing HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE, so I watched about 25 minutes of it waiting for my friend to pick me up for our lunch date. I saw from the fight with the dragon to about the middle of the Yule Ball. Always enjoyable to visit with these folks.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Matt H. on April 30, 2007, 01:20:48 PM
When I got home, I thoroughly enjoyed last night's episode (#5) of THE TUDORS as the King continues to move toward either an annulment or a divorce. Hasn't happened yet, but it's coming. I was surprised about the early death of Henry Fitzroy. For some reason, I thought he grew to be a young man. I must really read that book by Alison Weir soon!
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Matt H. on April 30, 2007, 01:22:29 PM
Next came ENTOURAGE, a good episode showing Ari's jealousy over an old fraternity brother who, after years of doing nothing amazing, lucked himself into a fortune and is now living the high life.

The story with Drama pissing off the UFC champion was very predictable.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Matt H. on April 30, 2007, 01:23:17 PM
I began RENO 911! but only got about 7 minutes or so into the show. The sequence with the escape artist in the park was hilarious.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Matt H. on April 30, 2007, 01:27:09 PM
I had no idea LEGALLY BLONDE didn't get all killer notices. The VARIETY review was very positive.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 30, 2007, 01:27:54 PM
DR Jennifer, have you met DR Ron Pulliam??       ;)

Just ask singdaw...I root for him all the time.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 30, 2007, 01:28:48 PM
[just kidding, DR Ron Pulliam...love ya!  :)]


Me, too.   :-*
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: MusicGuy on April 30, 2007, 01:54:35 PM

Good afternoon lovelies.........

I have just sat through 7 hours of seminar talks, demonstrations, in-depth "break out sessions," and giving one small presentation myself.  In the immortal words of Charlie Brown .......

      AAARRRRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH  !!!!

I haven't had to think, be alert, and respond at this pace for most of the past year.  I'm beginning to wonder how I used to do it ??!?!!
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: MusicGuy on April 30, 2007, 01:56:06 PM

And it looks like maybe dear DR Jose indeed got a full day of auditions to play for today !  I just hope that some of the persons were decent....... and prepared!
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 30, 2007, 01:56:51 PM
Good afternoon, fellow Dear Readers. It is still foggy here. I dropped the fellas off to kayak; the ladies are shopping somewhere.

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w247/SaltonSeaTrip/foggywoods.jpg)

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w247/SaltonSeaTrip/foggypath.jpg)
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: MusicGuy on April 30, 2007, 01:57:36 PM
Now, I have to change for the evening part of this business thing.  At least the tie came off, and I can be casual tonight.

Have fun all.......

.....take pictures Laura.....

...........eat dessert for me Jose........
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 30, 2007, 01:58:09 PM
DR MusicGuy, I sure am glad you aren't expecting me to pick you up at the airport on Wednesday.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 30, 2007, 01:58:52 PM
My camera took twelve photos before the batteries went dead.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Matt H. on April 30, 2007, 02:11:22 PM
I'm heading down now to continue with my viewing for the day. I think I'll finish RENO 911! and then proceed with WITHOUT A TRACE.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Matt H. on April 30, 2007, 02:11:50 PM
And I'm certainly looking forward to HEROES tonight! Set in the future - what fun!
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 30, 2007, 02:37:37 PM
Good Afternoon!

Well, we ended up having a nice turn out for the auditions today.  It wasn't "crazy", but a lot of "good options" came in, and we were able to take our time checking out people's strengths and weaknesses - since they want cast the remaining roles ASAP.

I was done around 3:30, and then took my usual stroll from 34th Street up to Columbus Circle.  Gorgeous day!
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 30, 2007, 02:42:25 PM
Alas, it seems the warmer temps have brought out some of the "crazies" as well as some people's tempers.  While walking up 9th Ave., I had a few close encounters of a not too pleasant kind.  -Yes, that one gentleman did not have an actual samurai sword in his hand, but trying to walk around him as he went through the motions was still a little "tricky" to say the least.  -And then there were the four construction workers who were getting into a pretty heated "discussion" under some scaffolding.  Of course, I and a few other passers-by were "caught" under the scaffolding with them for a few moments.  And one of the guys seemed like he was willing to involve anyone and everyone in the brewing fight.

Ah, New York City!  Gotta Love It!
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 30, 2007, 02:43:03 PM
Dear DearReaderLaura - What kind of batteries do you use in your camera?  Can you use rechargeables?
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 30, 2007, 02:44:02 PM
Now, I have to change for the evening part of this business thing.  At least the tie came off, and I can be casual tonight.

Well, hopefully, the tie wasn't all you were wearing before you took it off.  ;-)


*And just what kind of seminar/meeting are you attending?
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 30, 2007, 02:45:03 PM
...........eat dessert for me Jose........

Now, if I was dyslexic...


 ;D

 :-*
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 30, 2007, 02:45:44 PM
*But I did pop in to Amy's Bread and picked up a slice of their Coconut Cream Cake.  -It's currently in the freezer!  :)
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 30, 2007, 02:56:13 PM
I've also La Grande Jatte.  A couple of times.

The first time I saw it was in 1997.  I had just finished playing for Sunday in the Park With George at Arena Stage, and had just started working in northwestern Indiana.  On my first day off, I headed up to Chicago, and the AIC was my first - and only stop.  It was raining that day, and I still remember all the umbrellas on the steps of the AIC.

When I entered the French galleries, I first encountered the aformentioned Caillebotte Paris Street, Rainy Day.  But I was there for there for the Seurat, so...  After making my way through a couple of hallways, I finally found the room.  Wow!  The ceiling in that room is a skylight of sorts, but since it was raining that day, the natural light was kind of dim.  However, after a moment or two, the light suddenly got brighter - the sun was peeking through the clouds - and the painting really came to life.  WOW!

I just stood and sat there for at least a half hour taking it all in.  And, of course, I cried.

I've been back a few more times to the AIC, and I always make a point to visit the Seurat.  *And there's that one piece in the modern gallery that's composed of pieces of wrapped hard candy in a pile in a corner.  And, yes, you are supposed/invited to take a piece to consume.  Hmm... And then there's that other piece that comprised of a penny from each year of the artist's life all lined up in a row.  Hmm...  In any case...

It was also neat seeing one of the "cigar box" studies in one of the other galleries.  -There's also another cigar box study in the National Gallery of Art in DC.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: elmore3003 on April 30, 2007, 03:00:17 PM
I've also La Grande Jatte.  A couple of times.

The first time I saw it was in 1997.  I had just finished playing for Sunday in the Park With George at Arena Stage, and had just started working in northwestern Indiana.  On my first day off, I headed up to Chicago, and the AIC was my first - and only stop.  It was raining that day, and I still remember all the umbrellas on the steps of the AIC.


I saw the painting on my first trip to Chicago in 2003 when I was working for the Humanities Festival.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 30, 2007, 03:00:22 PM
As for other favorite art and artists...  I'm another fan of the Impressionists.  -And I still regret not standing in those long lines a couple of years ago at the National Gallery in DC.

There's really not much art that I don't like.  Yes, there's stuff that I don't understand, but that doesn't mean I don't like it.  In recent years, I've come to fully appreciate the work of Rembrandt and other Old Masters.

But one of the things that fascinates me the most about art - well, at least paintings - is the whole "science" of paint itself - oil, watercolors, etc. - and canvas.  When I realize that something I'm looking at is hundred of years old, and it still is "here"... WOW!
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: MBarnum on April 30, 2007, 03:01:21 PM
TAR:

Go Charla and Mirna!!!

My thoughts exactly!!!

All my other faves are gone and of the remaining teams they are the only ones I even like! I will be rooting for them!

I will miss Danny and Oswald  :-\
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 30, 2007, 03:02:25 PM
I can use rechargeables, but they burn out even faster. I think it is time for a new camera.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 30, 2007, 03:03:34 PM
I really liked the camera with the flat battery that lasted a month or so. But it got burns on the lens, so it is pretty much useless now.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: TCB on April 30, 2007, 03:06:18 PM
In your case, just the OPPOSITE is true.  This month, you, TCB, must remain CELIBATE and CHASTE.


But I already do that the other 11 months of the year!
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: MBarnum on April 30, 2007, 03:06:25 PM
Did anyone notice the omnipresent Ford F-1 series TV commercials on all the networks over the weekend?

Matt Battaglia touting the F-1 series "super-doody" trucks!



Oh, I certainly noticed them! LOL!

Actually he has been doing Ford truck commercials for about a month or so...they seem to run a lot during Desp. Housewives.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 30, 2007, 03:17:36 PM
Now, if I was dyslexic...


 ;D

 :-*


Which "I"?  Your right or your left?
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 30, 2007, 03:18:19 PM
But I already do that the other 11 months of the year!

Mind your nose....!
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 30, 2007, 03:20:14 PM
But one of the things that fascinates me the most about art - well, at least paintings - is the whole "science" of paint itself - oil, watercolors, etc. - and canvas.  When I realize that something I'm looking at is hundred of years old, and it still is "here"... WOW!


Well, Jose....given all the advancements in science we've had, it may be possible for you, too, to be around more than a hundred years or so.

And I'm certain a little canvas and paint might be in order...


:D
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: TCB on April 30, 2007, 03:23:49 PM
I don't know why, but I am feeling wholly out of sorts today.

I blame Jose.

But I'll bitch-slap anyone who wishes to stand in for him.


Will you wear your black leather chaps?
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: TCB on April 30, 2007, 03:46:14 PM
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Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: FJL on April 30, 2007, 03:58:24 PM
Dear Friend Maureen stopped by for a visit, and said to say hello to BK.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: FJL on April 30, 2007, 03:58:40 PM
So Bk - hello from Maureen!
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Edisaurus on April 30, 2007, 03:59:23 PM
My camera took twelve photos before the batteries went dead.

DR Laura---

My DH used tons of batteries in his work and he recommends Thomas Distributing:
http://www.thomas-distributing.com/index.htm

Does your camera take AA batteries? They have some called AccuPower 2900mAh's (2900 refers to the number of milli amp hours) and PowerEx's, which have 2700 mAhs. They are both NiMH batteries so they don't have a memory effect like the old NiCAD's did.

A really good charger for them is also made by PowerEx, the MH-C204F. It treats your batteries well and keeps them alive longer. You pay more up front but it's well worth it in the long run.

It's important to charge them pretty quickly after they run down, and if you don't use them, charge them once a month to keep them in good shape.

PM me if you have any more questions for him!
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: FJL on April 30, 2007, 04:00:36 PM
Isn't there a Sharon McNight song which goes:

Blow me - kisses across the room
Eat me - out of house and home

I think it's from her CD "Songs to Offend Practically Everybody"
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: bk on April 30, 2007, 04:04:29 PM
Hi Maureen.

The "Blow Me" has lyrics co-written by Richard Kraft, who is a film music agent I've known for twenty years.  The first person to sing the song (he still sings it as his encore) was Jason Graae.
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Post by: bk on April 30, 2007, 04:04:47 PM
In fact, it may be on the Cinegrill album - I can't remember.
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Post by: bk on April 30, 2007, 04:06:27 PM
Had a nice work session with Joan, but the whole process with her is just excruciating and the opposite of Merissa - we STILL need six or seven songs and we never move forward.  But the Kirby Tepper piece of special material is going to be very funny.

I'm now home - I'd jog, but there's a chance that Buddy Bregman is coming by to pick up his order of CDs - and I won't know whether he is or not until he shows up, so I can't leave.
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Post by: bk on April 30, 2007, 04:06:42 PM
Will we never get to page nine?
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Post by: bk on April 30, 2007, 04:06:54 PM
And I'll be shipping in the morning.
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Post by: bk on April 30, 2007, 04:08:15 PM
I'm starving, but must wait until six o'clock for dinner meeting.
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 30, 2007, 04:14:04 PM
Had a nice work session with Joan, but the whole process with her is just excruciating and the opposite of Merissa - we STILL need six or seven songs and we never move forward.  But the Kirby Tepper piece of special material is going to be very funny.

I'm now home - I'd jog, but there's a chance that Buddy Bregman is coming by to pick up his order of CDs - and I won't know whether he is or not until he shows up, so I can't leave.
You could try jogging in place.
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 30, 2007, 04:14:33 PM
Something to do while waiting, that sort of thing.
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 30, 2007, 04:15:28 PM
It's easier than cart wrangling.  
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 30, 2007, 04:18:17 PM
I think it's from her CD "Songs to Offend Practically Everybody"

a.k.a. - "Songs Yo' Mama Taught Me"
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 30, 2007, 04:28:47 PM
Will you wear your black leather chaps?


No.  But I'll wear my jack boots!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 30, 2007, 04:29:46 PM
Will we never get to page nine?


Soon.....



..............I promise.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 30, 2007, 04:30:28 PM
Page 9.

Le voila!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 30, 2007, 04:37:09 PM
I'm still wanting to bitch-slap someone, but it's a co-worker who has been darting around the office like a flibbertigibbet on speed.

I'm about ready to stick my foot out and trip her next time she darts past my desk.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 30, 2007, 04:37:35 PM
If you'd like some of the same, TCB, just let me know.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 30, 2007, 04:39:31 PM
I'm still wanting to bitch-slap someone, but it's a co-worker who has been darting around the office like a flibbertigibbet on speed.

I'm about ready to stick my foot out and trip her next time she darts past my desk.

Or just leave one of your jack boots in the aisle.
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Post by: Jane on April 30, 2007, 04:41:00 PM
Good afternoon, fellow Dear Readers. It is still foggy here. I dropped the fellas off to kayak; the ladies are shopping somewhere.

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w247/SaltonSeaTrip/foggywoods.jpg)

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w247/SaltonSeaTrip/foggypath.jpg)

I would rather do this than shop.  I'm surprised no one joined you.
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Post by: bk on April 30, 2007, 04:51:13 PM
For anyone who is not convinced that most of the "guest stars" didn't actually appear in The List Of Adrian Messenger (Kirk appears in only about two of his disguises - the other disguises are worn by an actor named Jan Merlin.  But, I just found out that Mr. Sinatra doesn't appear in one frame of this film save for the reveal at the end - I now know the actor who DID play it in the film proper - my muse Margaret's very own daddy, Dave Willock.  You heard it here first.
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Post by: Jane on April 30, 2007, 04:55:12 PM
Danise called me earlier today and we had a nice chat.  

Danise-Stay healthy vibes while you are going through this, and vibes you don’t get too exhausted.  
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Post by: bk on April 30, 2007, 04:56:50 PM
If I had to make a guess, I'd say that Buddy won't be coming today, which means I could have jogged - oh, well, first thing tomorrow morning.
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Post by: George on April 30, 2007, 05:07:01 PM
DR Laura---

My DH used tons of batteries in his work and he recommends Thomas Distributing:
http://www.thomas-distributing.com/index.htm

Does your camera take AA batteries? They have some called AccuPower 2900mAh's (2900 refers to the number of milli amp hours) and PowerEx's, which have 2700 mAhs. They are both NiMH batteries so they don't have a memory effect like the old NiCAD's did.

A really good charger for them is also made by PowerEx, the MH-C204F. It treats your batteries well and keeps them alive longer. You pay more up front but it's well worth it in the long run.

It's important to charge them pretty quickly after they run down, and if you don't use them, charge them once a month to keep them in good shape.

PM me if you have any more questions for him!

I'm not Laura but thanks for the info for the rest of us!  My parents got me a digital camera for Christmas and the digital camera batteries that I bought for it are already almost dead. :P I've only been playing with it...I haven't actually gone out and taken a whole bunch of pictures.  I've been using ni-cad rechargeable batteries at work for my CD player and cordless headphones headphones for years!  I know that that kind won't last in my camera at all.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Danise on April 30, 2007, 05:08:35 PM
Thank you, DR Jane.  For everything.  I'm not sure if I will go to work or not.  I'm thinking not.  By the time the evening rolls around I am just so tired.  
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Post by: Ginny on April 30, 2007, 05:12:24 PM
DR Danise - thanks for staying in touch with us during this challenging time.  Take care of yourself, too.

{{{{{{{Hugs}}}}}}}
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Post by: TCB on April 30, 2007, 05:12:50 PM
Thank you, DR Jane.  For everything.  I'm not sure if I will go to work or not.  I'm thinking not.  By the time the evening rolls around I am just so tired.  


DR Danise, only do what you feel like doing.  If you don't want to go into work, then don't.  Everyone will understand.  Right now all that matters is you and your mother.

Hugs.
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Post by: Ginny on April 30, 2007, 05:13:48 PM
The Monday Movie Matinee was a huge success.  The "girls" (ages 78, 88, and 90) loved The Queen and the tea party.  They each went home with a take-away bag of cookies.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 30, 2007, 05:15:27 PM
Ditto, Danise.  If you can take the week off, do it.  Can it be counted as family leave time?
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 30, 2007, 05:17:11 PM
FREE WILLY is on TCM.  I think I'll pass.
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Post by: TCB on April 30, 2007, 05:18:29 PM
I saw the most incredible blue jay outside my apartment this afternoon.  Well, I assume it was a blue jay.  It was a bird and it was blue.  Very pretty!












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Post by: TCB on April 30, 2007, 05:20:35 PM
I saw the most incredible blue jay outside my apartment this afternoon.  Well, I assume it was a blue jay.  It was a bird and it was blue.  Very pretty!






Well, it sure as Hell wasn't the blue bird of happiness!
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Post by: Cillaliz on April 30, 2007, 05:28:02 PM
You're not the only one.

Well, der B and I didn't make a special trip - we were in town and made a point of heading over.  It was while visiting the Art Institute of Chicago that I was introduced to the works of Gustave Caillebotte (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustave_Caillebotte), whose Paris Street, Rainy Day is part of their permanent collection, and who was being represented by a show of his work that had been brought in from arround the world.  His painting Les raboteurs de parquet (The Floor-Scrapers) (http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/caillebotte/raboteurs/) in particular made an interesting impression on me.

(Whistles quietly while everyone else figures out why.)

I'm with you on this one. I love Paris Street, Rainy Day...I couldn't walk away from it when I saw it in Chicago.
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Post by: FJL on April 30, 2007, 05:30:10 PM
BK and Jose - Thanks for the additional info on that song
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Post by: Danise on April 30, 2007, 05:30:58 PM
Well, it sure as Hell wasn't the blue bird of happiness!
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;D
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Post by: FJL on April 30, 2007, 05:33:29 PM
Continued love and strength vibes to you, Danise
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Post by: Danise on April 30, 2007, 05:33:46 PM
DR Elmore, not to worry.  All is in order.  I took care of that about four years ago.  I am so glad that I did.  

Not only for Mom but for myself as well.  I highly recommend that if anyone here hasn't put their wishes to paper that they do so.  It will give you and your loved ones peace of mind.

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Post by: Jeanne on April 30, 2007, 05:33:47 PM
I'm with you on this one. I love Paris Street, Rainy Day...I couldn't walk away from it when I saw it in Chicago.

I haven't seen the original. I have it on an umbrella! Most appropriate!
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Post by: Danise on April 30, 2007, 05:34:45 PM
Thank you all for the continued good wishes.  It is so wonderful to have such wonderful friends!
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Post by: bk on April 30, 2007, 05:36:17 PM
I shall shortly be on my way to the alumni association meeting, which is taking place at Mo's in Burbank (I am doing all these initial meetings over food - it's so much more fun and so much less stilted and formal).
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Post by: Danise on April 30, 2007, 05:48:17 PM
Ditto, Danise.  If you can take the week off, do it.  Can it be counted as family leave time?

I have FMLA but the problem is that isn't paid time.  What I worry about is that I might want some time for myself if Mom should pass.  I don't want to rush right back to work or if I feel that I need a day off, I want to be able to take it.  I can't have the paid time off and use it as well.  Sigh.  I have about 7 paid days left.  
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Post by: Cillaliz on April 30, 2007, 05:49:56 PM
Well I am the proud lessee of a new office!!! YEAH!!
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Post by: George on April 30, 2007, 05:50:46 PM
Well I am the proud lessee of a new office!!! YEAH!!

Congratulations!!  Enjoy it!!
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Post by: George on April 30, 2007, 05:51:13 PM
And may you do a lot of great work there!
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Post by: Ginny on April 30, 2007, 05:51:31 PM
Well I am the proud lessee of a new office!!! YEAH!!

Details?  You sound pleased...
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Post by: Cillaliz on April 30, 2007, 05:56:05 PM
I'll try to post a few photos, but they don't really give you that great of an idea of the office.  This is the building. It's the Frances Building, built as luxury offices in 1917 and named after the building's owner. My office is on the second floor. It's the two sets of larger windows on the far left of the building

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Post by: Cillaliz on April 30, 2007, 05:56:44 PM
The building next door is the Orpheum
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Post by: Cillaliz on April 30, 2007, 05:57:53 PM
This is one corner of the office and a window, the curtains are going and the carpet is going. The wood goes all the way around the office area (as opposed to the secretary's area)
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Post by: Cillaliz on April 30, 2007, 06:00:04 PM
This is part of the conference room. The wood on three walls is like the office. The wall you can see here is designed to hang art with lights that can be adjusted to highlight the art
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Cillaliz on April 30, 2007, 06:01:44 PM
This isn't that great, but it's a view from the front door through to the secretary's area
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Post by: Jane on April 30, 2007, 06:02:13 PM
Cilla are you the one replacing the carpet & curtins, or is that part of the lease agreement?
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Post by: Jane on April 30, 2007, 06:04:36 PM
It will be interesting to see photos of the same views, only newly decorated.  I bet it will look great :)
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Post by: Cillaliz on April 30, 2007, 06:05:49 PM
Cilla are you the one replacing the carpet & curtins, or is that part of the lease agreement?

They repaint all areas that are painted and replace all the carpet with the paint and carpet I chose today.  They also pay all utilities (except phone) provide all maintenance, cleaning and free high speed wireless internet
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Post by: Jane on April 30, 2007, 06:06:05 PM
Oops, in my excitement for you I forgot to say CONGRATULATIONS!
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Post by: Jane on April 30, 2007, 06:06:38 PM
Very nice.  What colors did you choose?
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Post by: George on April 30, 2007, 06:06:54 PM
They repaint all areas that are painted and replace all the carpet with the paint and carpet I chose today.  They also pay all utilities (except phone) provide all maintenance, cleaning and free high speed wireless internet

That's pretty cool. :)
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Post by: Danise on April 30, 2007, 06:08:18 PM
Well I am the proud lessee of a new office!!! YEAH!!

Congrats to DR Cillaliz!!!!
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Post by: Danise on April 30, 2007, 06:09:56 PM
So are you going to be hiring a staff?
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Post by: Cillaliz on April 30, 2007, 06:10:14 PM
This office is 900 Square feet. So there is a lot of furniture to buy. Good thing I get along so well with the scratch and dent guy! I got him to drop the price on a leather sofa today $50 farther than he wanted to. When he asked why, I said because it was hot out. He laughed and said "Ok".  
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Post by: Cillaliz on April 30, 2007, 06:12:06 PM
Speaking of hot. The air conditioning didn't work in the building we are now in today. And since you can't open the windows in the building the temperature was 89 degrees in there by about 11:00 AM - so they told us to go home.  I have lots to do tomorrow, I'm hoping that the air is fixed, but I'm not confident about that.  It did give me a chance to shop and apply for a small business loan. With all this space, I need to buy furniture!
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Post by: Cillaliz on April 30, 2007, 06:13:21 PM
Very nice.  What colors did you choose?

Sort of a light taupe for the walls and a carpet that you have to see, it's light but has specks of lots of different colors in it.  
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Post by: Jane on April 30, 2007, 06:15:09 PM
Sounds nice, and the carpet should hide stains well.
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Post by: Cillaliz on April 30, 2007, 06:15:49 PM
So are you going to be hiring a staff?

I was going to wait, but everywhere I go it seems someone is asking me for a job. So, I may do it sooner than I planed, at least part time. It all depends on the cash flow.
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Post by: Cillaliz on April 30, 2007, 06:17:45 PM
Hugs to Danise.  You are so strong, my friend. Don't forget to take care of yourself.
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Post by: TCB on April 30, 2007, 06:19:05 PM
Congratulations, Cillaliz!
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Post by: Cillaliz on April 30, 2007, 06:21:17 PM
Thanks everyone. This office will be much nicer than the office I had planned on renting in the Orpheum and the building is much nicer. The manager seems to know everything about everybody, but that isn't all bad I guess
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Post by: Jane on April 30, 2007, 06:24:04 PM
Cilla-Nice it all worked out for the best.  Good Wishes and Best of Vibes for a satisfying and successful new practice.
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Post by: Cillaliz on April 30, 2007, 06:24:40 PM
If anyone is interested, here is the building website http://www.francesllc.com/
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Post by: Cillaliz on April 30, 2007, 06:25:08 PM
Thanks Jane.
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Post by: singdaw on April 30, 2007, 06:32:58 PM
CONGRATULATIONS, DR CILLALIZ!!!

I am so happy for you!  A propitious start to your new endeavors.

:)
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Post by: Jane on April 30, 2007, 06:36:50 PM
You don’t have to leave the building to have your hair cut.

It looks like a very nice building.  I watched a good portion of the Sioux City video.  I would have watched it all except I got tired of clicking on play every half second.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 30, 2007, 06:37:35 PM
DR Cillaliz - Great news!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 30, 2007, 06:38:45 PM
DR Danise - Thanks again for keeping us all updated on how things are going for you and your mother.  It really does sound like you're doing what you need to do, and that you're not "freaking out".  You're there for your mom and that's all that counts right now.
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Post by: Ginny on April 30, 2007, 06:43:45 PM
DR Cillaliz - thanks for all the details!  Now we know why you sounded so pleased - great photos and website.  Bet you can't wait!
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Post by: Cillaliz on April 30, 2007, 06:46:49 PM
You don’t have to leave the building to have your hair cut.

It looks like a very nice building.  I watched a good portion of the Sioux City video.  I would have watched it all except I got tired of clicking on play every half second.


It's a pretty cool video. One of those that makes you go "Cool, I'd like to live there...oh, wait...I do"
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Post by: Ginny on April 30, 2007, 06:47:13 PM
Really hate to do this, but I gotta wuss for the night.  My 5-day work week starts tomorrow and my weekend seemed all too short.

'night!
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Post by: Cillaliz on April 30, 2007, 06:56:44 PM
Thanks for all the good wishes.  I am excited about all of it. Now things really start moving....here I go!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Jennifer on April 30, 2007, 06:58:23 PM
TAR COMMENTS

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re: Go Charla and Mirna!


My thoughts exactly!!!

All my other faves are gone and of the remaining teams they are the only ones I even like! I will be rooting for them!

I will miss Danny and Oswald  :-\


Okay wow.  You really like mirna?  I can see why people would like charla. She is sort of nice.  And i suppose mirna has her moments.  But 99% of the posts i've read cannot stand mirna.  Her fake accent.  Her mean comments towards her cousin.  And her general rude behavior.

But i think the editing has tried to make her look good at times. Especially last night.

I am not surprised you liked oswald and danny though. Everyone seemed to like them.  However i think they really blew it these last 2 weeks.

My team is the beauty queens.  Go blondes!
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Post by: Jennifer on April 30, 2007, 07:06:01 PM
Congrats to DR Cillaliz!

DR Danise, I was also wondering why you were thinking about going back to work.  They really should give paid leave for things like this.  It's enough to just deal with the situation. But to have to worry about work too is a lot.

Anyhow continued vibes. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Post by: George on April 30, 2007, 07:15:33 PM
Well...I'm off to the auditions!  Be back later! :D
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Post by: Jane on April 30, 2007, 07:18:56 PM
George, hope the audition goes well.

'night
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Post by: FJL on April 30, 2007, 07:23:40 PM
Cilla - Congrats!  Everything looks so promising, and we're thrilled for you.
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Post by: MBarnum on April 30, 2007, 07:30:32 PM
DR Jennifer, there were a few times that I disliked Mirna's actions, but I forgave her...the two of them I find so very entertaining.
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Post by: MBarnum on April 30, 2007, 07:31:20 PM
Cillaliz, now I am envious not only of your house, but of your office as well! That wood is great!!! Is it the original wood that has always been in the office?
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Post by: MBarnum on April 30, 2007, 07:31:47 PM
I don't know from today's TOD.
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Post by: elmore3003 on April 30, 2007, 07:45:07 PM
I'm back from a lovely dinner party at Steve Ross' apartment.  I saw several old friends and hopefully made a few new ones.  The food was lovely and the musical theatre game after was fun.  

I have to be up early so g'night, all!


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Post by: bk on April 30, 2007, 07:57:18 PM
Will we never get to page twelve?
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Post by: bk on April 30, 2007, 07:57:31 PM
This is no way to send off April.
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Post by: bk on April 30, 2007, 07:58:02 PM
Back from a lovelier than lovely dinner meeting - a very good one, and I'll be talking about it in the notes.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 30, 2007, 08:09:31 PM
Congrats to DR Cillaliz on her new office!
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Post by: Matt H. on April 30, 2007, 08:11:55 PM
Will we never get to page nine?

Sure.
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Post by: Sandra on April 30, 2007, 08:15:14 PM
Congratulations to Cillaliz!
*********************** <-- (Those are congratulations.)

Vibes to Danise!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Post by: Matt H. on April 30, 2007, 08:16:05 PM
Had some good viewing experiences this evening.

I began with last night's WITHOUT A TRACE, a sad story of a missing divorce judge. The story didn't go anywhere one might have expected with that as a job for the missing man, so it was quite interesting and entertaining.
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Post by: Matt H. on April 30, 2007, 08:17:17 PM
Will we never get to page twelve?

Of course.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Matt H. on April 30, 2007, 08:19:05 PM
Next, I watched the first episode on disc 4 of THE WILD WILD WEST, Season 2. It was called "The Night of the Skulls," a kind of courtroom and trial run by the most violent criminals imaginable. None of the actors in the major guest roles were actors I was familiar with. Usually there is at least one I know either by face or voice, but in this one, none at all.
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Post by: Matt H. on April 30, 2007, 08:20:30 PM
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER had a wonderful episode with three storylines going - Ted trying to get the right toast for the upcoming wedding, Lily trying to gain weight so she could fit into her wedding dress, and, most hilariously, Barney trying to connect with his "father," Bob Barker by playing THE PRICE IS RIGHT.
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Post by: Matt H. on April 30, 2007, 08:21:26 PM
OLD CHRISTINE had some funny moments, too, as Christine and Richard reconnected, just as they did momentarily at the end of last season. Maybe they're going to end EVERY season like this. There were some funny moments.
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Post by: Matt H. on April 30, 2007, 08:23:27 PM
'24' certainly had some tense scenes as Jack, Mike, and company continued their efforts to stop the Chinese from using the microchip for their war-inclined purposes. Some great surprises tonight, and I was SO happy to see the traitor exposed quickly rather than dragging it out over two or three episodes. The show has done lots of things wrong this season, but this is one thing they've done right from the beginning - moved the various plots along with uncompromising speed.
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Post by: Matt H. on April 30, 2007, 08:24:34 PM
HEROES, of course, was the night's best show, a gripping view of the future with many twists on old formulas, lots of information which may or may not come true exactly as we saw it, and just edge-of-your-seat tension. Loved it.
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Post by: Matt H. on April 30, 2007, 08:25:53 PM
I'll still have THE SOPRANOS and tonight's CSI: MIAMI to watch tomorrow. The latter show advertised some unexpected developments with lab personnel, something I'm not exactly looking forward to.
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Post by: Sandra on April 30, 2007, 08:37:22 PM
As for the Topic o' the Day, I don't know much from art, aside from pieces from the Fingerpainting School. And I drew a picture of a fishy cracker that is currently hanging on the fridge. The three-year-olds with me titled it "Googie-Eyes: A Yellow and Green Fishy Cracker."

Oh yeah, and Rembrandt rides my bus.
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Post by: Matt H. on April 30, 2007, 08:43:22 PM
I'm heading down to bed now.

Good night!
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Post by: Sandra on April 30, 2007, 09:05:16 PM
There was a commercial for the local news, and there was a thing about a guy in Phoenix who dresses up in a cape and tights and calls himself a super hero. At the end of the commercial, it said, "Watch the newscast. Save the world."
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Post by: DERBRUCER on April 30, 2007, 09:14:48 PM
I'm with you on this one. I love Paris Street, Rainy Day...I couldn't walk away from it when I saw it in Chicago.

Neither could I - I brought it home on a mug!
Also have a "Seurat - Sunday" mug - which I am using as I we "speak".

(http://www.artinstituteshop.org/content/images/39467.jpg)

And my Hopper Mug

(http://www.artinstituteshop.org/content/images/39464.jpg)

They are marvelous: 14 Oz heavy ceramic, ideal for Hot Chocolate.

They can be had at The Museum Shop (http://www.artinstituteshop.org/item.asp?productID=758)

der Brucer
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Cillaliz on April 30, 2007, 09:38:22 PM
Cilla - Congrats!  Everything looks so promising, and we're thrilled for you.

Thanks!  My big issue at the moment is how I'm going to mix traditional and modern and whether to have an "office furniture" conference table or to get a real cool table somewhere like Pier 1 and turn it into a conference table.  I've got to drop off the loan app and papers tomorrow, but I'm not asking for that much in the grand scheme of things, so it shouldn't be a problem. This is starting to be a lot of fun!
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Cillaliz on April 30, 2007, 09:40:25 PM
Cillaliz, now I am envious not only of your house, but of your office as well! That wood is great!!! Is it the original wood that has always been in the office?

Not since 1917. I think it was remodeled at some point. You can tell from the outside that the window to the north is blocked off. Sort of  bummer, I could have 2 more windows, but if I have to give them up, I'll give them up for the wood.  

I was really lucky to get this.  Office space is plentiful and cheap here, but to find something already laid out in exactly the floor plan I want and on the skywalk, like I wanted to be is just incredible to me
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 30, 2007, 09:44:18 PM
Congrats on your new office, DR Cillaliz. It is a lovely old building, and old buildings are so beautiful.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 30, 2007, 09:45:18 PM
Well, the family festivities are over for the night.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Cillaliz on April 30, 2007, 09:55:19 PM
Well, my big day is done and it's late.  The highs are supposed to be in the 70s tomorrow. I'm sure it will still be hot at work (no air and no windows that open) but I have lots of work to do there tomorrow so if it's hot I shall still be there.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Cillaliz on April 30, 2007, 09:55:41 PM
Congrats on your new office, DR Cillaliz. It is a lovely old building, and old buildings are so beautiful.

Thanks Laura.  
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Cillaliz on April 30, 2007, 09:57:42 PM
DR Jennifer....have to say I used to hate Myrna or is it Mirna, but I don't anymore.  I think it would be kind of cool if they won.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Adriana Patti on April 30, 2007, 10:07:05 PM
tonight is an early sleeping night, a math test awaits me in the morning.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: Adriana Patti on April 30, 2007, 10:07:47 PM
the night is young
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 30, 2007, 10:12:44 PM
(http://www.americaninventorspot.com/files/images/TamponTaser-Rodd(c)2007v3.jpg)

AMERICAN INVENTOR (http://www.americaninventorspot.com/security_system)

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A Security System More Lethal Than PMS: The Tampon Taser Gun

Ladies can replace that monthly period with an exclamation mark as feminine hygiene goes lethal with The Pink Stinger, a taser/stun gun creatively disguised as a tampon...except for the buttons, prods and high voltage. This weapon of mass absorption aims to target a niche market consumer, that being the tampon wielding women who desire private and discreet security in a friendly familiar package.


Maybe inscribed with a Law Firm logo?

der Brucer

I couldn't make this stuff up if I tried!
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 30, 2007, 10:23:27 PM
This evening we went for a walk, and this is what we saw:

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w247/SaltonSeaTrip/godwits.jpg)

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w247/SaltonSeaTrip/crabs.jpg)

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w247/SaltonSeaTrip/pelicans.jpg)

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w247/SaltonSeaTrip/whimbrels.jpg)

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w247/SaltonSeaTrip/BrownPelicans.jpg)
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 30, 2007, 10:25:04 PM
And:

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w247/SaltonSeaTrip/beachsquirrel.jpg)

He was sure I had another peanut...
(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w247/SaltonSeaTrip/hungrysquirrel.jpg)
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 30, 2007, 10:27:09 PM
We watched the water. Can you see the otter in the water?

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w247/SaltonSeaTrip/water.jpg)

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w247/SaltonSeaTrip/SeaOtter.jpg)
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 30, 2007, 10:27:55 PM
And we watched the sun set:

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w247/SaltonSeaTrip/sunset-1.jpg)
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 30, 2007, 10:33:00 PM
Wall Art for Cilla:

(http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A9iby4CfzTZGssYAIlOjzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTA4NDgyNWN0BHNlYwNwcm9m/SIG=12dcqc6rl/EXP=1178083103/**http%3A//www.moonover.jp/time/illust2/egypt/egy_justice.jpg)

(http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A9iby4dbzjZG9osAmzOjzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTA4NDgyNWN0BHNlYwNwcm9m/SIG=12tsed6eh/EXP=1178083291/**http%3A//www.genreonline.net/Genre_files/JusticeLeague3RDSeasonPremiere.jpg)

der Brucer

Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 30, 2007, 10:34:26 PM
Tell it to the Judge!

(http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A9gnMiH2zTZGiZAAJXCjzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTA4NDgyNWN0BHNlYwNwcm9m/SIG=1215tjgq5/EXP=1178083190/**http%3A//www.thejokester.net/images/justice.jpg)

der Brucer
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: bk on April 30, 2007, 11:26:39 PM
April is going out with a whimper, thanks to the WUSSBURGERS and the errant and truant.
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: DakotaCelt on April 30, 2007, 11:38:09 PM
Vibes to DR DAKOTA CELT - May 7 & 8 should reduce some of the stress.

Congrats to DR JOSE on his milestone and thanks to him for the report on the concert (and concert goers) yesterday.

Belated birthday greetings to The Vixter!

I hope so!
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: DakotaCelt on April 30, 2007, 11:42:46 PM
((Danise))
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: DakotaCelt on April 30, 2007, 11:43:26 PM
DerBrucer, the avatar and picture you made of me are darling...
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: DakotaCelt on April 30, 2007, 11:50:14 PM
You and DR Dakota can team up and take on my favorite developer!


SLAP!!
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: DakotaCelt on April 30, 2007, 11:58:25 PM
Nice photos Cilla and Laura!
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: DakotaCelt on May 01, 2007, 12:00:01 AM
Good luck Cilla wiht your new office!
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: DakotaCelt on May 01, 2007, 12:02:56 AM
And we watched the sun set:

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w247/SaltonSeaTrip/sunset-1.jpg)

Gorgeous!!
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: DakotaCelt on May 01, 2007, 12:04:00 AM
Wall Art for Cilla:

(http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A9iby4CfzTZGssYAIlOjzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTA4NDgyNWN0BHNlYwNwcm9m/SIG=12dcqc6rl/EXP=1178083103/**http%3A//www.moonover.jp/time/illust2/egypt/egy_justice.jpg)

(http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A9iby4dbzjZG9osAmzOjzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTA4NDgyNWN0BHNlYwNwcm9m/SIG=12tsed6eh/EXP=1178083291/**http%3A//www.genreonline.net/Genre_files/JusticeLeague3RDSeasonPremiere.jpg)

der Brucer



Cilla is a wonderwoman!
Title: Re:A PINTER PLAY
Post by: DakotaCelt on May 01, 2007, 12:05:22 AM
And:

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w247/SaltonSeaTrip/beachsquirrel.jpg)

He was sure I had another peanut...
(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w247/SaltonSeaTrip/hungrysquirrel.jpg)

nothing shy about that squirrel!