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Title: BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: bk on May 07, 2007, 12:07:21 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes didn't suffer from psoriasis or hemorrhoids, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - they're suffering from hemoorrhoids and will be home as soon as they're better.
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Post by: Tomovoz on May 07, 2007, 12:10:23 AM
Birthday Greetings DR Danise.

I hope you can find the time to take a minute for yourself today, smell a rose and know there is joy in this world where people understand and care.

Down Under Bears.
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Post by: bk on May 07, 2007, 12:10:29 AM
And the word of the day is: DYSCALCULIA!
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Post by: Adriana Patti on May 07, 2007, 12:13:42 AM
awww, cute little upsidown bears
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Post by: Tomovoz on May 07, 2007, 12:17:31 AM
Word of the Day:  I think that was the nephew of Claudius.
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Post by: Tomovoz on May 07, 2007, 12:21:08 AM
TOTD:

Made for TV but "Shackleton" (Kenneth Branagh).
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Post by: George on May 07, 2007, 12:32:11 AM
A VERY HAPPY HHW BIRTHDAY TO DR DANISE!!  Here's a bunch of Virtual Roses for you:

(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t127/georged55/bunchoroses.jpg)

(FYI:  I didn't take this picture but I hope you like it.)
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Post by: George on May 07, 2007, 12:38:12 AM
Edisaurus, thanks for the belated birthday wishes!  Even after the fact is fine! :)
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Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 01:30:17 AM
DR DANISE:
(http://www.yokki.de/images/Serviette_Happy_Birthday_Stern_Shimmer.jpg)

Hugs, flowers, and wonderful things for you today!   :)    :)
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Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 01:32:11 AM
TOD:
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/51FBQFVEC2L._SS500_.jpg)
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Post by: Tomovoz on May 07, 2007, 01:32:30 AM
Good morning DR CrabClaw
Are you off to milk the cows? Way too early for being awake otherwise.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Tomovoz on May 07, 2007, 01:33:10 AM
I've always enjoyed roast loin in winter.
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Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 01:38:15 AM
DR elmore3003...

You made an excellent selection - that is definitely the Tallis recording I would have recommended to you, had I read your post yesterday in time.  You won't be disappointed.  And a nice bonus is a recording of the hymn tune that the Vaughan Williams Fantasia is based on.

I once participated in a performance of the 40-part motet Spem in alium with Peter Phillips conducting.  It was a magical experience.  The scores for it are about as big as a newspaper.    :P
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Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 01:39:33 AM
Are you off to milk the cows? Way too early for being awake otherwise.

Good evening DR Tomovoz!  Something like that...off to walk the dog, then to the gym, then to work!    :P
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Post by: Tomovoz on May 07, 2007, 01:40:30 AM
I think I has spem in my alium years ago when I had pleurisy.
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Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 01:40:37 AM
Thanks, DR George, for the lovely photos from your celebration!   :)

Who licked all that whipped cream off your face?
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Tomovoz on May 07, 2007, 01:41:55 AM
Gym and I no longer in touch. I just don't cope with demanding friends.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 01:43:18 AM
I think I has spem in my alium years ago when I had pleurisy.

 ;D

Ah, you can always trust Wikipedia to clear things up:
Quote
Pleurisy, also known as pleuritis, is an inflammation of the pleura
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Tomovoz on May 07, 2007, 01:43:32 AM
How wonderful to see "off your face" written rather than the now acceptable but (to me) annoying "off of your face".
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Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 01:44:19 AM
Well, I must say, DR Tomovoz...

You are in rare form today!

I'll have what he's having...

 ;D
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Post by: Tomovoz on May 07, 2007, 01:45:01 AM
And I did have pleurisy at about age 14. (As Anna Russell would say ....)
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Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 01:45:10 AM
"off your face"

And do you have occasion to use that phrase often?      ;)
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Tomovoz on May 07, 2007, 01:45:30 AM
rare form - is that a loin in winter reference?
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 01:46:45 AM
And I did have pleurisy at about age 14.

But I'd say you turned out pretty darn well, regardless!
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Tomovoz on May 07, 2007, 01:49:05 AM
And do you have occasion to use that phrase often?      ;)

Not these days.  LOL .

"Off", "from" and "of" seems to have merged in the last half century.

Borrow and lend have become rather "cloudy" too.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 01:49:27 AM
DR Tomovoz...this is just too, too divoon.

I hate to run, but run I must.

I shall rejoin you directly, once I get to work.

Smooches to you!
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Tomovoz on May 07, 2007, 01:50:28 AM
But I'd say you turned out pretty darn well, regardless!
But I can't play the piano now.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 01:50:48 AM
But first...
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Tomovoz on May 07, 2007, 01:51:05 AM
Have a good walkie.
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Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 01:51:09 AM
Since we're so close...
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Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 01:51:26 AM
PAGE 2!!!!
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Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 01:52:02 AM
DR Tomovoz...

I had no idea...

I'm sorry; didn't mean to make light of something so serious.  :(
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Tomovoz on May 07, 2007, 01:52:48 AM
I couldn't play the piano before either.
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Post by: Tomovoz on May 07, 2007, 01:56:01 AM
Sorry David - it is a very old joke!  (pleurisy is more allied to pneumonia than anything else I guess.  No lasting effect though).
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Danise on May 07, 2007, 02:18:10 AM
Thank you Dear BK, Tomovoz, George and Singdaw for the wonderful birthday wishes!  I won't being going to work today because I have to have a meeting with the social worker to decide what they are going to do with Mom now that she is stable.

I think this is just as scary if not more so then when I thought I was going to lose her.  I hate the thoughts of her in a home.  I know they won't let me stay with her like they do here and I worry that she might get thristy or something and it will take forever for someone to come and give her a drink.

Not to say anything bad about Hospice but there is someone across the hall that screemed out a few fimes yesterday, "Nurse!, Nurse!" and then later hollared, "I'm thristy, for God's sake please give me a drink!".   I wanted to go in and give her one but I wasn't sure I'd be allowed.

Then I think, "What if that had been Mom?".

Now I'm also worried about the money end of all of this.  I'm scared I'll lose the house.  I don't think they can do much because I have the power of attorney and I'm not about to sign anything I don't go over with a a fine tooth comb.  In fact, I may even try to take anything they want signed and go see an attorney to make sure what they say is what I'm sigining.

I'm up because I just couldn't sleep last night for thinking about everything.  Sigh.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Danise on May 07, 2007, 02:19:56 AM
DR Elmore, I hope that you are feeling much better.

DR Jane, I hope that everything is going ok for you and your son in Pittsburgh.  I guess I won't be going there any time soon.  :)


Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Danise on May 07, 2007, 02:22:01 AM
I'm sorry I'm not keeping up with everything thats going on with everyone.  My brain is mush.

Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Danise on May 07, 2007, 02:22:47 AM
Hi DR Tomovoz!  Have you had any of your bird friends over for lunch lately?
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Danise on May 07, 2007, 02:25:53 AM
I have a sack of corn and bird seed in the back of my car that I was going to set out for our local furry and feathered friends before this all happened. I haven't had the chance to do anything with it.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Danise on May 07, 2007, 02:33:30 AM
Both Bear and Sheena paid Mom a visit yesterday.  I had to go home early because I put them in the house for the night.  We had some really bad thunder storms in the area and I was afraid to leave them out side.

I then took them to the dog park for about an hours.  Poor babies needed a good run.  Then because Sheena was pretty tired out, I decided to take her to see Mom.

They were both very good dogs but after a quick nap on the floor of Mom's room, Sheena got her second wind and started to get really fussy.  I had to take them both home and leave them inside again because of another evening of bad weather.  I know they were scared but at least they weren't outside.

Mom really enjoyed seeing them both.

Something that suprised me was how protective Sheena was.  When someone came in the room, she jumped up and either barked or growled at whoever the person was until they sat down on the couch and let her smell them.  

I guess she really has accepted us as her family.  It's hard to believe it's almost a year since I first got her already.  Time really does fly.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Danise on May 07, 2007, 02:35:19 AM
Bear was very mellow and just laid down like he owned the place.  Everyone loved the two of them.

They were such good dogs and didn't do a thing in the house.

I'll have to swing by and let them out this morning.
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Post by: Danise on May 07, 2007, 03:01:05 AM
I read what you said yesterday,  Trust me when I say I understand what you are going through.

Hang in there, we're going to make it.  There's always a light at the end of the tunnel.*





*Of course, that's not to say that light might just be a freight train coming to run us over!  :)
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Tomovoz on May 07, 2007, 03:02:58 AM
Sorry Danise. Been off having dinner.  Birds are here every day!
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Post by: Danise on May 07, 2007, 03:04:53 AM
Sorry Danise. Been off having dinner.  Birds are here every day!

No problem.  

It's fall down your way now, isn't it?

That just seems so odd to think about.  I'm sure it seems strange to you to think we're going into spring.
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Post by: Tomovoz on May 07, 2007, 03:18:32 AM
"Fall" here indeed DR Danise.  But the word is not used in Oz.  It is "Autumn "to us.  Many of our gardens have exotic deciduous trees but this really is a land of the Evergreen.
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Post by: Tomovoz on May 07, 2007, 03:20:30 AM
I hope you have good support today and some positive solutions to care and economic concerns.

I'm signing off again.  Take care of YOU.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Edisaurus on May 07, 2007, 03:54:54 AM
DR DANISE:

My little cow cat Elmo commands you to have a Happy Birthday!

All your friends at HHW wish we could celebrate with you and give you big, supportive hugs for your birthday!
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Post by: S. Woody White on May 07, 2007, 04:01:05 AM
And the word of the day is: DYSCALCULIA!
The Count, on Sesame Street, appears to suffer from  DYSCALCULIA - he's great at counting, but never gets around to doing actual math problems.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: S. Woody White on May 07, 2007, 04:02:21 AM
Happy Birthday
{{{{{{{{{{{{Danise}}}}}}}}}}}}
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Post by: S. Woody White on May 07, 2007, 04:14:08 AM
"Fall" here indeed DR Danise.  But the word is not used in Oz.  It is "Autumn "to us.  Many of our gardens have exotoc deciduous trees but this really is a land of the Evergreen.
"Exotoc deciduous trees"?

Are these leafy tall thingies that have poisonous outsides?

 ;D
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Post by: Danise on May 07, 2007, 04:16:11 AM
Thank you for the wonderful Birthday wishes, DR Edisaurus  and S. Woody White.

I LOVE the picture of your DC (Dear Cat), DR Edisaurus.  Animals are a true sourse of comfort.    :D
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Post by: Danise on May 07, 2007, 04:18:10 AM
And I know better then to go against the commandments of a cat!!!!   ;D :D ;)
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Post by: TCB on May 07, 2007, 04:30:01 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY,
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DR DANISE!

LOTS OF GOOD WISHES AND PRAYERS FOR YOU AND MOM.
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Post by: Danise on May 07, 2007, 04:32:57 AM
Thank you, Dear TCB.  I'm not ashamed to take all the good wishes and prayers I can get.
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Post by: Tomovoz on May 07, 2007, 04:35:14 AM
One of the native plants getting ready to wage war on exotocs.

Proof reading failures again.
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Post by: S. Woody White on May 07, 2007, 04:37:33 AM
Thank-you, TomovOz, for a good giggle and the great photo.

I'd better get ready for work.  Later, all!
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Post by: Danise on May 07, 2007, 04:43:59 AM
One of the native plants getting ready to wage war on exotocs.

Proof reading failures again.

That's a nice looking plant.

I lost my Michael Crawford Rose.  The winter was just to cold for it even though I covered it during the freezes we had.
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Post by: Tomovoz on May 07, 2007, 04:49:27 AM
The plant is a hybrid Waratah (in our garden). It's common name is "Shady Lady".
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Post by: TCB on May 07, 2007, 04:51:39 AM
TOD

(I thought, for sure, we were going to have the most annoying commercial)


Without a doubt... THE LION IN WINTER
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Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 04:51:43 AM
DR Danise -

I know it doesn't help any, feeling so completely overwhelmed, but...  Listen to the professionals.  They've seen all this before, and they'll have helpful suggestions on options and navigating the system.

I know you can't help but worry, but until you have a sense of what the choices and options really ARE, there's not a lot you can do.

{{Hugs}} and prayers to you!!

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Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 04:52:32 AM
It's common name is "Shady Lady".

I can't think of anything more appropriate for you and Colin to have in your garden!!   :o

 ;)

[the shot is beautiful, by the way!]
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Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 04:54:44 AM
DR Edisaurus -

What an adorable cat pic!

:)
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Post by: Tomovoz on May 07, 2007, 05:00:34 AM
Open Waratahs.

I posted these a year or so ago DR StringDawn. Once again from our (Colin's) garden. We "trade" them for fruit and vegetables for a month or so each year.
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Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 05:01:34 AM
Rough trade?    ;)
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Post by: TCB on May 07, 2007, 05:01:39 AM
That's a nice looking plant.

I lost my Michael Crawford Rose.  The winter was just to cold for it even though I covered it during the freezes we had.


A Michael Crawford Rose?  Is that a rose that can't sing?


(sorry, I couldn't resist)
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Post by: TCB on May 07, 2007, 05:04:58 AM
Or a Michael Jackson Rose.  Looks like a rose, but is really a pansy?


(Hey, come on, it's early.)
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Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 05:08:00 AM
A bk rose...

Smells like a gazelle in a Yankee Candle shop.
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Post by: Tomovoz on May 07, 2007, 05:08:36 AM
LOL DR jigsaw. I wish!
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Post by: Tomovoz on May 07, 2007, 05:11:01 AM
That may have been a DR Jose influenced comment.
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Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 05:14:39 AM
I think...I think it is, Louis!
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Post by: Tomovoz on May 07, 2007, 05:14:50 AM
Goodnight/Good morning DRs Tom and David.

Goodnight to DR Dan  (who is still walking among his yesterdays)
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: TCB on May 07, 2007, 05:15:28 AM
Or a Willie Nelson Rose.

Looks like a rose, but smells like weed.
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Post by: TCB on May 07, 2007, 05:16:55 AM
Thanks for the birthday dinner pix, George.  Very cool gifts.
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Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 05:17:14 AM
I hear tell that the Barnes & Noble version of the Babs concert double CD being released tomorrow will have an extra bonus track...
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Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 05:18:06 AM
Sweet dreams, DR Tomovoz!!!!
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Post by: TCB on May 07, 2007, 05:18:42 AM
I hear tell that the Barnes & Noble version of the Babs concert double CD being released tomorrow will have an extra bonus track...

Which concert CD is this, slingblade?
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Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 05:23:06 AM
Her most recent [2006] farewell tour...the program where she returned to standards and some of her older material.  Wisely, I think.
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Post by: TCB on May 07, 2007, 05:26:37 AM
Off to work.  Have a good day, everyone.
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 07, 2007, 05:27:44 AM
That's ALL we need....even MORE Streisand!
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 07, 2007, 05:27:58 AM
Happy Birthday to DR DANISE!!!
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 07, 2007, 05:28:12 AM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]! ! ! ! !  HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DR DANISE  ! ! ! ! ![/move]

Here's wishing you a Ball of a birthday, Danise!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/WandaDuck/ChittyMike1.jpg)
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 07, 2007, 05:28:17 AM
Great pics from DR GEORGE's natal fete!
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 07, 2007, 05:30:02 AM
TOD:

A Tale of Two Cities with Dirk Bogarde

Marie Antoinette with Norma Shearer

The Pit and the Pendulum
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 07, 2007, 05:30:29 AM
DR ELMORE....the gal in GUMNAAM does indeed have piano legs...but at least she only has two of them.
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Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 05:33:59 AM
...the gal in GUMNAAM does indeed have piano legs...but at least she only has two of them.


I was going somewhere with that, but then decided discretion was a better option.

 :)
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Post by: Ben on May 07, 2007, 05:48:10 AM
Happy Birthday to Danise!!!
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Post by: Ben on May 07, 2007, 05:49:03 AM
My, you people have been busy, haven't you?

We had a system problem this morning so I was unable to log in until just now. I caught up from last night and since it's now 8:46am I must to work.

Later, gaters.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 07, 2007, 05:53:07 AM
TOD:

RICHARD II
KING HENRY VI, Part 1
1776
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 07, 2007, 06:00:00 AM
I was going somewhere with that, but then decided discretion was a better option.

 :)

Always best....before noon.  8)
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 07, 2007, 06:01:13 AM
If you think it's butter--
But it's not!
It's Chiffon!
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Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 06:01:44 AM
It's not nice to fool Mother Nature!
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Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 06:02:32 AM
Plop, plop
Fizz, fizz
Oh,
What a relief
It is!
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Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 06:03:03 AM
Wow! I could've had a V8!
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Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 06:03:28 AM
Coke.  It's the Real Thing.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 07, 2007, 06:03:32 AM
Discretion Before Noon--it sounds like a very sophisticated play starring Claudette Colbert and Rex Harrison.
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Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 06:03:55 AM
Where's the beef?

[dangerous on HHW, I know!  ;)]
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 07, 2007, 06:04:50 AM
Good morning, all!  I slept badly with dreams about a bossy brother.  The one thing I look forward to today is a reading of a new musical by a few of  the creators of a favorite musical of mine, FOR THE LOVE OF TIFFANY. I have some estate errands to do this morning, then a trek to Toyland for a CD I left in the office.  The reading is at 3, and I have several friends, besides the writers, performing in it.

TOD:  A Tale of Two Cities (BBC/Masterpiece Theatre with James Wilby)
          Marat/Sade (Royal Shakespeare Co.)
          Gone With the Wind
          1776
          Queen Margot
          Children of Paradise
          Lady Jane
          I, Claudius
          King of Kings
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happiest of Birthdays, DR Danise !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 06:05:33 AM
Discretion Before Noon

HHW is a global franchise.  It's always past Noon somewhere.  We know no discretion!
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Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 06:11:07 AM
Well...

Maybe Señor Discretion.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 07, 2007, 06:15:01 AM
Happy Birthday, DR Danise! If I were you I'd consume an entire chocolate cheesecake today. Chocolate is an antidepressant, you know.
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 07, 2007, 06:15:05 AM
Gone With the Wind....thanks for the reminder DR ELMORE.

And of course in the film version of DISCRETION BEFORE NOON the Colbert and Harrison parts would have been taken by Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood.
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Post by: Michael on May 07, 2007, 06:15:33 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DR DENISE

(http://a764.g.akamai.net/f/764/16742/1h/www.1800flowers.com/800f_assets/images/flowers/images/shop/catalog/1991z.jpg)

It looks good enough to eat but it is made of flowers.
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Post by: Ginny on May 07, 2007, 06:21:48 AM
Birthday wishes for DR Danise!
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Post by: Ben on May 07, 2007, 06:27:56 AM
Mr. Guest you will be happy to know that your "down under bears" now grace my desktop.
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Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 06:28:57 AM
They are pretty cute, aren't they!

:)
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Post by: Michael on May 07, 2007, 06:32:36 AM
Beckett was nominated for 12 Oscars!!

Best Picture
best Actor
Best Actor
Best Supporting Actor-John Gielgud
Best Director
Best Art Direction
Best Costumes
Best Cinematography
Best Sound
Best Editing
Best Music, Score - Substantially Original (A Category whose name has changed over the years)

The big winners that year were:
My Fair Lady and Mary Poppins

Peter Ustinov won for best suppporting actor.

The other nominees for Music Score were:
The Fall of the Roman Empire (Dimtri Tiomkin)
The Pink Panther (Henry Mancini)
Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte (Frank DeVol)

Also Peter O'Toole was nominated twice for playing Henry II in two unrelated films. (The other being Lion In the Winter) unlike Al Pacino for The first two Godfather films (Supporting Actor and Actor)
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Post by: Jennifer on May 07, 2007, 06:34:10 AM
AMAZING RACE SPOILERS from last night's FINALE.






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I am not too happy with the winners. Even though i actually think that eric is a pretty good competitor (coming in 1st and 2nd is quite a task).

I just didn't like how the whole finale was set up. Oh and btw, the winners are no longer a couple!

It was stupid to have them fly to 2 different cities. The editors tried so hard to equalize the teams that it did not let the best team rise to the top. They kept getting equalized at every turn. To me there should be a roadblock, detour and final task at the last city. Not just some stupid timed task.  Geez they really wanted all the teams to arrive at the finish together didn't they!

They really made it so hawaii meant nothing (mirna did some great flight switching). And eric did do well at the paddling (although that was meant for a man).

So they all get on the same flight to oakland. And then only 1 task??? And to make it worse if you didn't get it in 10 minutes you still got the clue??  And then a stupid taxi to the finish (no running the streets).

They really need to figure out how to do a real finale. It's like all they wanted was for it to be close, instead of them actually wanting the best team to win.

I guess i'm happy mirna did not win.

Oh and the bogus editing showing eric's taxi stopping at red lights, while the BQs were going through greens. I think they finished 10 minutes behind (which makes little sense if they left 2 minutes after E&D).

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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 07, 2007, 06:34:42 AM
Thank you for the wonderful Birthday wishes, DR Edisaurus  and S. Woody White.

I LOVE the picture of your DC (Dear Cat), DR Edisaurus.  Animals are a true sourse of comfort.    :D

Fletcher wishes derBrucer's Damn Niece a Happy Birthday

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL242/891350/1624689/250821542.jpg)

der Brucer
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Post by: Jennifer on May 07, 2007, 06:35:04 AM
Happy Happy Birthday DR Danise!  I really truly hope that you have a great day!
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Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 06:41:21 AM
Who could not love that beautiful face?

:)
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 07, 2007, 06:44:54 AM
Monday chores....
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 07, 2007, 06:45:25 AM
If you think it's butter--
But it's not!
It's Chiffon!


Tag line for a "Last Tango In Paris" remake?

der Brucer
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Post by: Ginny on May 07, 2007, 06:47:51 AM
Monday morning greetings!  Oh, my, it was difficult to get up and come to work this morning.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 07, 2007, 06:51:30 AM
The "otherside" of the Mexican Art Exhibit:

(http://www.foxnews.com/images/281240/1_61_nude.jpg)

der Brucer
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 07, 2007, 06:55:41 AM
Happy Birthday, DR Danise! If I were you I'd consume an entire chocolate cheesecake today. Chocolate is an antidepressant, you know.

It's also a STIMULANT!!! as I found out last night.  For my niece and nephew's birthday party yesterday, we got a Coldstone Creamery cake called Midnight Delight:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/WandaDuck/chocolatecake.jpg)

It was sooooo chocolatety, that it kept me up for most of the night. It was good, though.

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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 07, 2007, 07:00:10 AM
Tornedo survivor greets FEMA:

(http://www.foxnews.com/images/281261/0_64_050607_kansas_aftermath5.jpg)

der Brucer
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Post by: Adriana Patti on May 07, 2007, 07:08:04 AM
It's also a STIMULANT!!! as I found out last night.  For my niece and nephew's birthday party yesterday, we got a Coldstone Creamery cake called Midnight Delight:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/WandaDuck/chocolatecake.jpg)

It was sooooo chocolatety, that it kept me up for most of the night. It was good, though.



I want it...now
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Post by: Adriana Patti on May 07, 2007, 07:08:25 AM
off to school, only a few weeks left.
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Post by: Ginny on May 07, 2007, 07:09:49 AM
Oooo, that Midnight Delight ice cream cake looks wonderful!
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 07, 2007, 07:11:15 AM
AMAZING RACE SPOILERS from last night's FINALE.



Oh, don't get me started...

But since you did...Yeah, I'm also extremely unhappy about the outcome.  IMHO, E & D did not deserve to be in the final three, let alone win.  I don't know this for sure, but I think they are the only winners of TAR that never won a single previous leg.  They've been unimpressive throughout and that's aside from Eric's obnoxiousness and Danielle's helplessness and cluelessness.  Believe it or not, I would have preferred to see Mirna and Schmirna win over these two dolts.

Evidently, the gathered eliminated teams felt the same way.  Didja notice how the Blondies got the more enthusiastic greeting of applause when they ran in at second place?  And how Phil had to rally the crowd up to get some more positive reaction for E & D?

Not at all surprised that E & D are no longer a couple.  He's probably going to blow away his winnings with his boy buddy Jeremy.

I don't sound too bitter, do I?
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Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2007, 07:17:18 AM
Good morning!

Another perfectly beautiful day here, and temps are going to be in the low 70s. This is going to be a great May day!
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Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2007, 07:20:27 AM
Gosh, I can't believe after DR Mcihael Shayne went through all that Oscar trivia about BECKET and the 1964 Oscars, he didn't correct BK on his error in the notes.

Anthony Quinn did not win the Best Actor Oscar in 1964; Rex Harrison did for MY FAIR LADY.

Anthony Quinn never won a Best leading actor Oscar. Both of his awards were for supporting roles.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2007, 07:22:57 AM
Page Five Ron and Harry Dance!!!


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Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2007, 07:25:04 AM
Definitely THE LION IN WINTER (Hepburn/O'Toole version, not the remake with Patrick Stewart and Glenn CLose) would rank as my favorite historical film.

I look forward eagerly to BECKET since I haven't seen it in decades, but the two times I did see it, I loved it.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2007, 07:26:28 AM
I have several hours of TV from last night to catch up with today: COLD CASE, WITHOUT A TRACE, THE SOPRANOS, ENTOURAGE, RENO 911, and THE TUDORS. I realized late last night that I haven't gotten around to watching Thursday night's SCRUBS yet. I could have watched it last night waiting for DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES to start, and I had forgotten all about it.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 07, 2007, 07:27:52 AM
MAN - WATCH THAT THING!

(http://www.latimes.com/media/photo/2007-05/29597442.jpg)

der Brucer
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Post by: Jennifer on May 07, 2007, 07:31:58 AM
MORE TAR SPOILERS from last night's show.

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DR Dan you said exactly what i was thinking!  It just shows you how much danielle held eric back. They never won a single leg. To me that is just ridiculous.  Did you hear julie chen on the Early show today saying how deserving they were?

Eric was very obnoxious. Danielle was very whiny.  But they were almost eliminated a bunch of times.  At least charla and mirna did finish first a few times like you said.

It just bugs me because the winner of allstars is supposed to be the best.  Although i suppose when you don't even start with so many of the best teams you can't really have the best team win. I would have had only the best most competitive teams. Not necessarily only those who won. There were plenty of good teams who did not win in their years.

Sorry i got you started.

But actually i am not as unhappy with the winners (who did okay last night) as i am with the way they did the last leg. Any joker could have won the only deciding task.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 07, 2007, 07:33:57 AM
?????(I Guess I see the world through a warped lens)

(http://www.latimes.com/media/photo/2007-05/29596788.jpg)

der Brucer
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Post by: Jennifer on May 07, 2007, 07:34:01 AM
Oh and before i sign off i just wanted to comment on last week's GHOST WHISPERER which i just watched yesterday.

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I usually enjoy this show. But they really know how to do their season finales.  I was mesmerized and in tears at last year's plane crash so.  And i was equally interested in this week's show (i guess it was part one of two).

I could not figure out anything that was going to happen. And I was frightened, upset and completely into every minute.

I cannot wait to see what happens on may 11th. OMG!
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 07, 2007, 07:45:03 AM
MORE TAR SPOILERS from last night's show.

Sorry i got you started.

But actually i am not as unhappy with the winners (who did okay last night) as i am with the way they did the last leg. Any joker could have won the only deciding task.

Too late!  You got me started!

I'm unhappy, too,  with the way this final episode was laid out.  For one thing, it was only an hour.  All previous finales were two hours.  Does this mean CBS has grown that disenchanted with TAR's ratings performance that it's no longer worthy of a two hour time slot?  To be honest, the tasks involved did not seem to require two hours of coverage, but overall it did seem rushed.

And that final task--after some initially trying to deduct the answers, it looked to me that all three just tried randomly changing the codes.  Danielle got lucky.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 07, 2007, 07:48:55 AM
After watching TAR (on Tivo delay) I caught the last fifteen minutes or so of DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES.  I haven't been following the show much at all this year, but I knew enough of Susan's storyline to go "Awwwww..." at that final moment.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2007, 07:51:50 AM
After watching TAR (on Tivo delay) I caught the last fifteen minutes or so of DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES.  I haven't been following the show much at all this year, but I knew enough of Susan's storyline to go "Awwwww..." at that final moment.

It was an "Awwwww moment" and one that fans of the show have been anxiously awaiting all season.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 07, 2007, 07:53:29 AM
BEING GREEN ISN'T EASY - OR CHEAP!

(http://re3.mm-a8.yimg.com/image/4055115907)

Going green with pricey reusable grocery bags (http://www.sacbee.com/114/story/170311.html)

Quote
The Silky Pop Hermes bag has a price tag of $960, and will go on sale in the U.S. this summer. Made of hand-wrought silk, it collapses into a wallet-size pouch of calfskin. Castiglioni's foldable nylon bag retails for $843. The Stella McCartney organic canvas shopper sells for $495.

Whatever will the bag laddies do?

der Brucer






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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 07:56:10 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up...

And it seems we have a couple of "early morning denizens" - as opposed to the usual "late night" ones in our midst now.

;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 07:56:33 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DR DANISE!!!!!
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 07, 2007, 07:56:48 AM
DR Matt, did you catch the preview of the new series coming up on ABC called WHO IS WILL TRAVELLER (or something like that)?  It's about a group of friends who are framed for a terrorist act by another friend who was not who he seemed to be.  I could have sworn that this show came and went already, and yet it hasn't premiered yet?

Maybe I'm having Deja Vu...
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 08:02:25 AM
As for the Topic of the Day...


"A Man For All Seasons" - I went to St. Thomas More Elementary School, so we watched this once - if not twice - a year.  Kind of pretty heady stuff - pardon the pun - for 10-year olds.

1776

And a couple of others I know will pop into my head throughout the day.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 08:03:42 AM
*Did "they" really have to interrupt "The Martha Stewart Show" for Governor Corzine's press conference?!?!?!?

::)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 08:04:45 AM
DR elmore - Since I have some things to take care of this afternoon, I'll be attending the 7:00 reading tonight.  Maybe I'll pass you on 42nd Street.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2007, 08:05:03 AM
DR Matt, did you catch the preview of the new series coming up on ABC called WHO IS WILL TRAVELLER (or something like that)?  It's about a group of friends who are framed for a terrorist act by another friend who was not who he seemed to be.  I could have sworn that this show came and went already, and yet it hasn't premiered yet?

Maybe I'm having Deja Vu...

I have seen the previews, but if it has premiered yet, I haven't seen it. I haven't decided yet if I'm going to watch this. It's an intriguing premise, but I just haven't read anough about ABC's intentions for the show to have decided yet about investing my time in a new show.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 08:05:32 AM
?????(I Guess I see the world through a warped lens)

(http://www.latimes.com/media/photo/2007-05/29596788.jpg)

der Brucer

???

Is that Diana Krall?
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Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2007, 08:05:49 AM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]Happy Birthday to DR Danise!!![/move]
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Post by: MusicGuy on May 07, 2007, 08:05:52 AM

Good morning dear H/Ks and Drs.........

and -  A HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DR DANISE  ..... congratulations and cake !
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 08:06:26 AM
...And I think there's a better word than "warped" to be applied here.

;)
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Post by: MusicGuy on May 07, 2007, 08:08:59 AM
?????(I Guess I see the world through a warped lens)

(http://www.latimes.com/media/photo/2007-05/29596788.jpg)

der Brucer

Well, because it is "commercial day" ......

............."I can't believe I ate the whole thing!".............
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 08:09:15 AM
As for TAR...



Which two DRs would make up the "ideal" TAR Team?


God knows, that if I ended up getting on the show, I'd spend the whole time checking out the local bakeries.  ;D
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 08:09:47 AM
Well, because it is "commercial day" ......

............."I can't believe I ate the whole thing!".............

Oh... :-\
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Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 08:09:53 AM
Enjoy your well-deserved day off, DR JoseSPiano!   :)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 08:10:12 AM
Hmm...  I feel like roller-blading today... Hmm...
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Post by: MusicGuy on May 07, 2007, 08:11:32 AM
Oh... :-\

.....ah yes, my little vixen-pixie.... but at least I didn't say ... "I can't believe you ate the whole thing".....
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 07, 2007, 08:13:08 AM
I just returned from my morning walk and will now go to Lowe's to order tile for the bathroom.

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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 08:14:40 AM
Hmm... Watching "The View"...  They just showed the footage of David Hasselhoff's inebriated state that that his own daughter filmed... Because he asked her to.  Apparently, Mr. Hasselhoff who is a recovering alcoholic asked his daughter to tape him the next time he got drunk.  We he did, and so did she.  Truly sad.
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Post by: MusicGuy on May 07, 2007, 08:14:59 AM

I send the very best and warmest of Monday hugs and wishes to...

the fabulous DEAR DR ELMO LARRY............
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Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2007, 08:15:32 AM
That's a great question about THE AMAZING RACE.

I'd pair Dear Reader Laura and Sandra. Don't know why really . . . . ;D
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 08:16:06 AM
Well...

Maybe Señor Discretion.

Himself?





And, apparently, they're trying to get that production going again sometime this fall.  Hmm...
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Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2007, 08:16:25 AM
I'm heading down now to get cleaned up for my lunch date.

WBBL.
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Post by: Danise on May 07, 2007, 08:17:56 AM
Well, those HHW vibes came though once again and I got the best possible birthday present.

They are going to move Mom down to the Hospice House in Sun City where she can stay for at least 2 months.  I will be able to vist and stay the night if I want to and the dogs are still welcome.

I was so upset that she might have to go to a regular nursing home where I couldn't stay with her when she really needs me.  

They are going to move her tomorrow so I am taking tomorrow off to go with her so she won't be upset about going to another strange place.  I regret that I will have to start to go back to work and won't be with her every night but I am so grateful that things worked out this way.  

I was so worried and upset. My chest and left arm were killing me.  I felt like my arm was a lead pipe.  I called my doctor (again) and was told they weren't set up to deal with that kind of pain and need to get an ER to to evaluated.  Well, that's not going to happen any time soon.  I know if I go to the ER I'll be there all night.

I'm home right now because I had to let the dogs out of the house because of the stroms we had last night.  I am going to go lay down and have a nice nap.
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Post by: FJL on May 07, 2007, 08:18:01 AM
Happiest of birthdays and continued strength to dear Danise
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 08:18:32 AM
That's a great question about THE AMAZING RACE.

I'd pair Dear Reader Laura and Sandra. Don't know why really . . . . ;D

And just imagine all the pictures they'd be posting!
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Post by: MusicGuy on May 07, 2007, 08:21:16 AM

Good day dear DR Fred........

And a sunny AZ good morning to dear DR Laura....
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Post by: MusicGuy on May 07, 2007, 08:22:51 AM

and dear Jose..... what kind of schedule do you have this week.... Busy?  lighter than the past weeks?

I hope it is a pretty day there in the city today, and that you can have some fun.  Wish I could go to the play reading tonight......
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Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 08:25:19 AM
Wonderful news, DR Danise!!!    :D

Now, to make your life even more stress-free...

How quickly can you get that doggie door installed?

I wonder if any DR has experience with how hard it is to train the dogs to use it?
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Post by: Charles Pogue on May 07, 2007, 08:25:28 AM
TOD

Beckett (play & film)
Lion In Winter (play & film)
Man for All Seasons (play & film)
The Pretenders (play-Ibsen)
Don Carlos (play-Schiller)
Richard III (play- totally inaccurate history, but mesmerizing)
Richard II (play)
Edward II (play)
Khartoum (movie)
I, Claudius (TV series)
Queen Margot (film)
Zulu (film)
Zulu Dawn(film)
Tombstone (film)
Lawrence of Arabia (film)
Elizabeth R (TV series)
Six Wives of Henry VIII (TV series)
Carry On, Cleo (film-- "Infamy!  Infamy!  They've all got it in for me."
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Post by: Danise on May 07, 2007, 08:26:14 AM
DR Danise -

I know it doesn't help any, feeling so completely overwhelmed, but...  Listen to the professionals.  They've seen all this before, and they'll have helpful suggestions on options and navigating the system.

I know you can't help but worry, but until you have a sense of what the choices and options really ARE, there's not a lot you can do.

{{Hugs}} and prayers to you!!



Thank you very much.  I'm just so glad it all worked out.  


Birthday thank yous to DRL, George, Ginny, Ben, Jennifer, JRand56, Dan (the Man), Elmore, Jose, Matt H, MusicGuy, FJL and of course, my Dear Uncle, Der B.   :D  I hope I didn't miss anyone!
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Post by: Danise on May 07, 2007, 08:28:56 AM
Wonderful news, DR Danise!!!    :D

Now, to make your life even more stress-free...

How quickly can you get that doggie door installed?

I wonder if any DR has experience with how hard it is to train the dogs to use it?

Once they move Mom I won't be able to vist like I did but I am going to look into having a doggie door installed maybe this weekend.  

Considering how big Bear is, I'm just wondering if it wouldn't be easier to just teach him how to turn the handle!   :D    I'm not joking either.  
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Post by: Danise on May 07, 2007, 08:30:49 AM
Well, I was up most of last night so I'm kinda tired right now.  I think I'll go and lay down for a bit.

Talk with ya'll later.  
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 08:37:15 AM

and dear Jose..... what kind of schedule do you have this week.... Busy?  lighter than the past weeks?

I hope it is a pretty day there in the city today, and that you can have some fun.  Wish I could go to the play reading tonight......

I'm off today.  Then an afternoon session tomorrow.  Then, as of now, I'm free the rest of the week.  -When it rains, it pours.  When it doesn't, it doesn't.

However, I think I'm doing to the final dress of Encores' Stairway To Paradise Wednesday night, and then I'm thinking of heading down to Fairfax to spend some time with my family.  I need some "Uncle Jojo" time especially since I missed my niece/god-daughter's first birthday the other week.  Then, most likely, I'll head further down to Richmond for a few days.  I want to check out my parents' new house, and Steve also bought a new grand piano a few weeks ago, and I just have to see how he squeezed that into his living room.  ;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 08:37:56 AM
DR Danise - Is there anyone at the Hopsice who could give you a quick once-over?  Or at least a BP check?
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2007, 08:45:28 AM
I just finished my morning cup of coffee.

Off to the restroom now.
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Post by: MusicGuy on May 07, 2007, 08:46:39 AM
I just finished my morning cup of coffee.

Off to the restroom now.

"...I'll alert the media...."   ;)
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2007, 08:47:01 AM
That's a great question about THE AMAZING RACE.

I'd pair Dear Reader Laura and Sandra. Don't know why really . . . . ;D


Elmo and MBarnum
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2007, 08:55:15 AM
Anthony Quinn did not win the Best Actor Oscar in 1964; Rex Harrison did for MY FAIR LADY.


I think BK was just testing us to see who was reading his column.


To that I'll add...."Gerisol" ?  I remember "Geritol".  :D



And who remembers "Serutan"?  Remember, "Serutan is 'Natures' spelled backwards!"
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 07, 2007, 08:56:05 AM
That's a great question about THE AMAZING RACE.

I'd pair Dear Reader Laura and Sandra. Don't know why really . . . . ;D

I can think of only two maother/daughter teams (no counting any on the family edition.)  I think DRs Laura and Sandra would make a good team.

For the relationship team, I would pick DRs Tpunk and Rodzinski.  I would have picked Ann and Jed because of their seniority here, but they're getting married this week and I think TAR could be a potentially disasterous way to spend a honeymoon.

If I had my own pick for a teammate, I would choose DR CillaLiz for her brains and stamania and good company.  But I think I would drive her crazy because--typical guy--I would hate to stop to ask for directions anywhere ("JUST READ ME THE DIRECTIONS ON THE MAP!!!!")
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2007, 08:56:13 AM
I may be incorrect about this, but it sure seems that today's forum has more one-liners per page than most previous days.

At any rate, catching up is a breeze.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: bk on May 07, 2007, 08:57:24 AM
Boy, the Actifed must have made me drowsy last night.  Gerisol?  
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: bk on May 07, 2007, 08:59:22 AM
I misread the Anthony Quinn thing  - blame it on Jose or Rio or my Youth or the Bossa Nova, but don't blame me.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: MusicGuy on May 07, 2007, 08:59:54 AM

good morning dear Esteemed, rested, slightly-drugged, and sultry BK --

I hope that your sleep was restful and restorative, and that your day is wonderful and fun.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 07, 2007, 09:00:12 AM
Great news, Danise!  But please do find some time to get yourself checked out!
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 07, 2007, 09:01:02 AM
Elmo and MBarnum

Perfect!
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: MusicGuy on May 07, 2007, 09:01:45 AM
And to further the "commercials" for today....

"..... so hurry on down to Bob and Betty Yeakel's Oldsmobile here in Long Beach, and let us put a Rocket 88 in your future!"
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: bk on May 07, 2007, 09:02:26 AM
I just read through the notes again and I don't know WHAT anyone is talking about - everything is correct :)
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 07, 2007, 09:03:03 AM
Take Sominex tonight and sleep,
Safe and gentle,
Sleep...sleep...sleep...
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2007, 09:03:11 AM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%][shadow=color,glow width#characters wide]Best Wishes, DR Danise, [/shadow][/move]

[move=right,scroll,6,transparent,100%][shadow=color,glow width#characters wide]& Happy Birthday Cake Dreams! [/shadow][/move]
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 07, 2007, 09:05:31 AM
Walk right in,
Feel at home,
Gimbles is the place to shop!

I think that's how that went...
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 09:08:33 AM
Sometimes you feel like a nut..
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 07, 2007, 09:08:49 AM
Get somebody
With Halo,
'Cause Halo's got
Body to give!
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 09:10:09 AM
Just read The Times Review of Deuce which opened last night.  I believe DR Ben and Mr. Brantley actually saw the same play this time round.  ;)

*And it appears the trend continues: Good Performers, Bad Play.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Jeanne on May 07, 2007, 09:12:27 AM
Oh, my! Seven pages already. What's a busy, HHW-addicted person to do?
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2007, 09:13:09 AM
Sometimes you feel like a nut..

Sometimes you don't!

Almond Joy has nuts.....
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 09:13:30 AM
Sleep...sleep...sleep...

Poppies will make her sleep!
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2007, 09:14:00 AM
Get somebody
With Halo,
'Cause Halo's got
Body to give!


I haven't thought about Halo Shampoo in aeons.

Man!  And I used to think those Halo girls were so-o-o-o purty!
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: MusicGuy on May 07, 2007, 09:14:43 AM
Sometimes you don't!

Almond Joy has nuts.....

"..... Mounds don't. "
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 09:14:47 AM
DR JoseSPiano, when does that whole Chorus Line-pit-observing thing start up?
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2007, 09:15:11 AM
"...I'll alert the media...."   ;)


...bring air freshener....
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 09:15:31 AM
You've Got a Lot to Live...and Pepsi's Got a Lot to Give!
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Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 09:15:53 AM
Bounty...the Quicker Picker Upper.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Jeanne on May 07, 2007, 09:16:02 AM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DR DANISE!!!


[/move]
May you enjoy patience and strength.

[/b]
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2007, 09:16:45 AM
If I had my own pick for a teammate, I would choose DR CillaLiz for her brains and stamania and good company.


"She's a 'stamaniac'....'stamaniac'....!"
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 09:18:07 AM
"She's a 'stamaniac'!"

Gee, I wonder if her co-workers know?

 :)
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2007, 09:18:18 AM
For JRand's memory:

"So come on down to Don's Guns....I just LOVE to sell guns!"
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 07, 2007, 09:18:58 AM
There's a fragrance that's here today
And they call it
Charlie!
A different fragrance that thinks your way
And they call it
Charlie!
Kinda young, kinda now!
Charlie!
Kinda free, kinda wow!
Charlie!
Kind of fragrance that's gonna stay
And it's here now--
Charlie!
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2007, 09:19:16 AM
"..... Mounds don't. "

'Cause...sometimes you feel like a nut,

Sometimes you don't!


[Hey! We could go into jingle writing!]
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 09:19:17 AM
DR JoseSPiano, when does that whole Chorus Line-pit-observing thing start up?

Any time I want it to.  Since it turns out I know the conductor, the associate conductor/keyboard player, and the Keyboard I player, it's pretty easy for me to get in.  Hmm...  Maybe tomorrow night.  Hmm...
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 09:20:21 AM
There's a fragrance that's here today
And they call it
Charlie!
A different fragrance that thinks your way
And they call it
Charlie!
Kinda young, kinda now!
Charlie!
Kinda free, kinda wow!
Charlie!
Kind of fragrance that's gonna stay
And it's here now--
Charlie!


:)  Alas, all I can hear in my head now is Don & Mike's (DC-based "shock-jocks) version of that.

:)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 09:21:04 AM
Oohh.. They're showing an absolutely beautiful pic of Central Park on the news right now... Hmm...
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 09:22:28 AM
Irish Spring...

Strong enough for a man, but made for a woman.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 07, 2007, 09:22:57 AM
"She's a 'stamaniac'....'stamaniac'....!"

Weel, I know I didn't mean stigmatic.  Ugh!  She'd be getting bloody fingerprints all over our Velveta and crackers.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 09:23:50 AM
And the unofficial anthem of American Idol...

I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 09:24:43 AM
We now interrupt your regularly scheduled programming for...

Since there are so many animal lovers here on HHW, I thought I would go ahead and post this site which a friend of mine just sent me.

Fund Food For Animals (http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=3)

Each time you click on the purple "Fund Food For Animals" rectangle you provide food for rescued animals at no cost to you.  And you can click each day.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 07, 2007, 09:25:22 AM
I culturally bereft today.  I can hardly think of any historical plays or movies, but I'm a warehouse of commercial jingles.
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Post by: George on May 07, 2007, 09:25:38 AM
Thanks, DR George, for the lovely photos from your celebration!   :)

Who licked all that whipped cream off your face?

Sadly, no one.  But then, I was sitting right across from my parents.  I don't think that they would've appreciated the spectacle. ;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 09:25:38 AM
Irish Spring...

Strong enough for a man, but made for a woman.

Oohh... Irish men taking showers...

Memories...
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 09:29:44 AM
Memories...

Wait.  Babs isn't an Irish man, is she?

 ;)
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 07, 2007, 09:32:56 AM
Elmo and MBarnum

I'd leave him in the dust!
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: elmore3003 on May 07, 2007, 09:34:43 AM
Boy, the Actifed must have made me drowsy last night.  Gerisol?  

BK, I'm down at the office and I cannot find the STAGES CD.  This means it's somewhere in the apartment, so I may never find it quickly.  Can you send me an mp3?

Oy!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 09:36:19 AM
Oh.. And as I was about to put yesterday's NY Times in the recycling bin, I came across the the spring edition of The New York Times Style Magazine...  And it's all about food!

:)

Guess I'm keeping this issue for a few more days.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: bk on May 07, 2007, 09:38:51 AM
elmore, I'll send you the mp3 today.

I woke up this morning thinking the topic of the day should have been favorite classic commercials (the Actifed must have REALLY put me away last night), so yes, let's have at it.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 09:39:29 AM
And I believe DR Jennifer may appreciate this story...

You Do the Math
By ALEXANDRA JACOBS
Why restaurant birthday parties are less than fun. (http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/06/style/tmagazine/06tjacobs.html?_r=1&oref=slogin)

(http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2007/05/06/magazine/06rules190.1.jpg)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 09:40:12 AM
Well, I believe I'm heading to the Park... :)

Laters...
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Post by: MBarnum on May 07, 2007, 09:46:34 AM
TOD:

Any number of Italian sword and sandal films!
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 09:49:26 AM
Thanks, DR JoseSPiano, for the article and the animal link.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: bk on May 07, 2007, 09:49:53 AM
elmore, it's sending as we speak.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 09:51:22 AM
sword and sandal!

Not necessarily in that order...

We do love our designer shoes!
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: MBarnum on May 07, 2007, 09:52:07 AM
A huge birthday greeting and hug for DR Danise, the sweetest of the sweet!!

(http://www.wyldcountry.com/Ebay/dal1.jpg)


(http://www.wyldcountry.com/Ebay/dal2.jpg)
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Post by: Adriana Patti on May 07, 2007, 09:54:21 AM
Today our math teacher spent 20 min's trying to prove that two lines were the same length, when they were  not. He was very frustrated.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 07, 2007, 09:55:40 AM
Today our math teacher spent 20 min's trying to prove that two lines were the same length, when they were  not. He was very frustrated.
:)
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 07, 2007, 09:56:36 AM
Virginia and Sue always send the best cards.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Adriana Patti on May 07, 2007, 09:57:20 AM
Nutella is a chocolate hazlenut spread, for those off us who adore that sort of thing. ( Bruce asked last night )
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 07, 2007, 09:59:27 AM
Add a ring,
And then another ring
And another ring
And you've got three rings:
Ballantine!
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2007, 10:13:00 AM
I culturally bereft today.  I can hardly think of any historical plays or movies, but I'm a warehouse of commercial jingles.

I sorry.

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Post by: bk on May 07, 2007, 10:14:13 AM
Miss Patti, see the word of the day.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2007, 10:15:32 AM
Blossoms in the Dust

Splendor in the Dust

Duel in the Dust

Lust in the Dust


....so many "in the dust" references spring to mind.....






:D
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 07, 2007, 10:19:32 AM
Never borrow money needlessly
But when you must,
Borrow from the friendly company
With folks you trust.
Borrow confidently
From HFC.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: FJL on May 07, 2007, 10:20:04 AM
Larry - I think Skip will be attending that reading at 3 today as well, assuming his reservation request went through OK.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: elmore3003 on May 07, 2007, 10:21:06 AM
TOD:

Any number of Italian sword and sandal films!

This may explain a lot about your concept of the word "history."
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: FJL on May 07, 2007, 10:22:34 AM
Have I mentioned that during my adolescent acne period, my mom heard the jingle "Gimbel's is getting better every day" and came running into the living room asking what the commercial was where "pimples are getting better every day" - a fine, concerned mom!
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Ben on May 07, 2007, 10:22:44 AM
Oohh.. They're showing an absolutely beautiful pic of Central Park on the news right now... Hmm...

I think we must have been watching Channel 7 news at the same time. I was home for lunch and we were about to watch Millionaire. The last shot of the news was that beautiful shot of the Sheep Meadow. Then we watched Millionaire and now I'm back at the office.

And yes, this time I agree with Mr. Brantley. It seems most reviews do. My friend from Tucson is in the minority. He actually thinks the play is good, not great but good. He also felt it was about many different and important topics. My friend is a wonderful friend, but methinks he was projecting his feelings for seeing Miss Lansbury on stage onto what has been called in almost every review, a star vehicle (and a not very good star vehicle at that).
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 07, 2007, 10:25:22 AM
If you got a passion for fashion,
And you got a craving for saving,
Take the wheel
Of your automobile
And swing on down to--
Ideal!
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Ben on May 07, 2007, 10:35:24 AM
Live it Up, Up, Up with Uptown!

Click here to see the commercial. DR Ginny may remember this.

Too Pooped to Participate (http://www.jibjab.com/view/139006)

Uptown was a local soda in the Detroit area. It may have been marketed in other places but I never saw it in Minnesota (I was born in Detroit and still have relatives there so that's how I know about Uptown and Faygo).
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: bk on May 07, 2007, 10:38:26 AM
Shortly I shall go ship some packages, after which I shall do some errands, after which I shall return.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 07, 2007, 10:38:44 AM
Live it Up, Up, Up with Uptown!

Click here to see the commercial. DR Ginny may remember this.

Too Pooped to Participate (http://www.jibjab.com/view/139006)

Uptown was a local soda in the Detroit area. It may have been marketed in other places but I never saw it in Minnesota (I was born in Detroit and still have relatives there so that's how I know about Uptown and Faygo).

Sounds like they hired Thurl Ravenscroft, the voice of Tony the Tiger and singer of "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch", for that one.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Jennifer on May 07, 2007, 10:42:12 AM
That is great news DR Danise.  But i was going to suggest the same thing DR Jose suggested.  There must be a nurse or someone at the hospice who can just check you out quickly.  Please take care.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Jennifer on May 07, 2007, 10:44:09 AM
Thanks for the birthday at restaurants article DR Jose.

But we don't do birthdays like that.  We do family type affairs and everyone knows who is paying for what.

The thing about splitting the cost is it can happen at any group dinner (not just birthdays).  I'd prefer everyone pay for what they eat.  Although at chinese food usually everyone shares. So then i don't mind splittling the bill.

But these things are tricky.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Ben on May 07, 2007, 10:57:33 AM
Here is another link to a well-known "old" commercial

I Want My Maypo! (http://www.homestatfarm.com/history_marky_maypo.php)

4 Marky Maypo commercials are on the site. The smaller res links loader faster.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 11:01:37 AM
Let go my Eggo!
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 11:02:06 AM
A Day Without Orange Juice is like a Day Without Sunshine.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Ginny on May 07, 2007, 11:02:09 AM
DR Ben - of course I remember Herkimer the Bottle Blower!  Thanks for the reminder :D
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 11:02:54 AM
McDonalds...We've Got a Lot for You!
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Ginny on May 07, 2007, 11:03:04 AM
Mo-ther, please, I'd rather do it myself!
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 11:03:57 AM
HeadOn...Apply Directly to the Forehead!
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 11:04:19 AM
It's Shake & Bake...and We Helped!
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 11:05:12 AM
I have to shake my head and agree wholeheartedly with DR Dan (the Man)...it's very scary all the crap that's stored in my noggin!  :(
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 11:06:10 AM
Timex....Takes a lickin', and Keeps On Tickin'.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 07, 2007, 11:06:49 AM
Comet!
It keeps your teeth so clean!
Comet!
It tastes like Listerine!
Comet--
It makes you vomit!
So buy some Comet
And vomit, today!
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 11:06:53 AM
Virginia Slims...You've Come a Long Way, Baby!
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 11:07:26 AM
And vomit, today!

On the ground?
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2007, 11:09:02 AM
"I'm a Pepper (http://www.advertisementave.com/tv/ad.asp?u_player=realplayer&adid=50)

"He's a Pepper!

"She's a Pepper"

"We're a Pepper!

"Wouldn't you like to be a Pepper, too!"
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 11:09:07 AM
Two whole beef patties
Special Sauce
Lettuce
Cheese
Pickles
Onions
On a sesame seed bun.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2007, 11:09:48 AM
That Dr. Pepper ad featured David Naughton before his big break in "An American Werewolf in London."
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 11:10:00 AM
Silly Rabbit...

Trix are for kids!
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Jennifer on May 07, 2007, 11:11:16 AM
For those who love TAR check out http://www.televisionwithoutpity.com

Their forums are unbelievable (click on TAR top right).

Anyhow i've been going through the spoiler threads and usually they know who the top 3 are. But apparently for this season they knew who won.

Also for those in NYC, apparently there is something called TARcon.  It sounds like it happens every year. It's some big party where all the TAR contestants go.  And people go and meet them.  Sounds like fun (there is a whole thread about it).
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 11:11:47 AM
More Parks Sausages, Mom...please?
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 07, 2007, 11:13:00 AM
???

Is that Diana Krall?

Nope.

Indie rock singer-songwriter Neko Case performs on Saturday night at Stagecoach 2007 (http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/music/coachella/stagecoach/la-et-stagecoach7may07,0,2736503.story?coll=la-home-entertainment).
(Myung J. Chun / LAT)
May 5, 2007

der Brucer
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 07, 2007, 11:22:01 AM
I wonder if any DR has experience with how hard it is to train the dogs to use it?

Had to train many a pooch - both back in Long Beach and here in Rehoboth, including many fosters; it never took more than five minutes! Push them out - go out side, push them back, job done! (The dogs really rather do their business outside - you just need to show them the" ins and outs" of the door. (I'll admit to some "lapses" during particularly heavy rain storms.)

der Brucer
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 11:23:02 AM
RiceaRoni - the San Franisco Treat!
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 11:23:33 AM
That's what Campbell's soups are...Mmm Mmm good!
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 11:24:17 AM
OK. Stopping now.

For now.

This is very disheartening!
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 07, 2007, 11:27:41 AM
Well, I guess the advertising executives did a good job. You remember the jingles years later!
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 07, 2007, 11:28:17 AM
I have found it is very easy for animals to learn to use pet doors. We have two neighborhood cats that just walk right in and make themselves at home.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Ben on May 07, 2007, 11:30:02 AM
Silly Rabbit...

Trix are for kids!

or the punch line of an old groaner joke

Silly Rabbi, Kicks are for Trids!
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Tomovoz on May 07, 2007, 11:30:41 AM
"Virginia Slims" were not marketed here.  The Tony Awards were sponsored by them once.  I edited out the commercials to a tape and used them as a "Teaching aid" in my Business Management/Marketing class.

The class knew we had come a long way.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Tomovoz on May 07, 2007, 11:32:20 AM
The Bears have been told DR Ben.  They are quite proud and chuffed!
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Post by: Tomovoz on May 07, 2007, 11:34:07 AM
4.30 am.  Dog walking time and then to the Gym.

Nah!  That's DR SignDoor.

Back to bed.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 07, 2007, 11:35:20 AM
The tilemen will call within 48 hours to schedule a worktime. That is all.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2007, 11:38:55 AM
"Virginia Slims" were not maketed here.  The Tony Awards were sponsored by them once.  I edited out the commercials to a tape and used them as a "Teaching aid" in my Business Management/Marketing class.

The class knew we had come a long way.


Hey, Tommyofoz....is it true that an Australian Kiss is the same thing as a French Kiss Down Under?


:D
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2007, 11:39:42 AM
Shoot....Tommy really DID go back to bed.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 07, 2007, 11:40:28 AM
You've Got a Lot to Live...and Pepsi's Got a Lot to Give!

Pepsi Cola hits the spot
Twelve full ounces that's a lot

der Brucer

BrylCream (http://www.geocities.com/foodedge/sounds/brylcream50s.wav) - a little dab'll do ya!

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Post by: bk on May 07, 2007, 11:43:07 AM
"I thought you were DALE!"
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Post by: bk on May 07, 2007, 11:44:26 AM
Back from shipping.  Either everyone has discovered the little 11:00 to 11:30 secret (the post office is empty during this time), or everyone is trying to post everything before the rates go up next Monday - it was very crowded (I got there just before it got really bad).  People - eventually they ruin everything.
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Post by: bk on May 07, 2007, 11:44:52 AM
It's very hot out - thankfully, the home environment is nice and cool.
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Post by: bk on May 07, 2007, 11:48:55 AM
Welcome twenty-six GUESTS!  I gotta tell you...
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Post by: Ben on May 07, 2007, 11:51:48 AM
Since you brought it up

I Thought You Were Dale! (http://home.earthlink.net/~a_burke/BurkeGrapeNuts.htm)

Scroll down to click on a link to view the commericial. The quality isn't great but you get the entire 30 second spot. There is a dial-up link, a high speed link and an avi (that's a file format) link.
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Post by: George on May 07, 2007, 11:52:03 AM
Great pics from DR GEORGE's natal fete!
Thank you! :D

Thanks for the birthday dinner pix, George.  Very cool gifts.
Believe, me...it was my pleasure! ;D
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 07, 2007, 11:52:29 AM
Here is a site for the Jingle deprived:

ADVERTISING JINGLES (http://www.geocities.com/foodedge/jingles.htm) - Lyrics and sound files.

Good way to waste an afternoon.

der Brucer

"I'm Chiquita Banana, and I've come to say bananas have to ripen in a certain way. When they are flecked with brown and have a certain hue, bananas taste the best, and are the best for you. You can put them in a salad. You can put them in a pie - aye. Anyway you want to eat them it's impossible to beat them. But bananas like the climate of the very, very tropical equator. So you should never put bananas in the refrigerator."
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 07, 2007, 11:52:46 AM
For those who love TAR check out http://www.televisionwithoutpity.com

Their forums are unbelievable (click on TAR top right).

Anyhow i've been going through the spoiler threads and usually they know who the top 3 are. But apparently for this season they knew who won.

Also for those in NYC, apparently there is something called TARcon.  It sounds like it happens every year. It's some big party where all the TAR contestants go.  And people go and meet them.  Sounds like fun (there is a whole thread about it).

I had visited one of the TWP TAR forums once or twice this season and there were some strict warnings that there were accurate spoilers about who won on the Spoiler forum, so I stayed away from it.  People really hate Mirna and Schmirna there.

The TARcon thing sounds kind of fun.  I think if I were just a touch more nerdy about the show I would consider going, especially if the Blondies and Tyler and BJ were going to attend.
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Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 12:06:18 PM
Paul:  So Joanne, do you remember that musician that was at the Playhouse a few weeks ago; the one that got a haircut?

Joanne:  Yes, I remember, Paul.

Paul:  Well I'm sitting here watching the Channel 7 news in High Definition. They just showed a shot of Central Park, and I think that's him, there.

Joanne:  That could well be, Paul.

Paul: He's got a bag of food with him..."L"...something...I can't quite make it out.  And...it looks like he's trying to pick up one of those joggers passing by...
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Post by: Ben on May 07, 2007, 12:09:28 PM
Paul:  So Joanne, do you remember that musician that was at the Playhouse a few weeks ago; the one that got a haircut?

Joanne:  Yes, I remember, Paul.

Paul:  Well I'm sitting here watching the Channel 7 news in High Definition. They just showed a shot of Central Park, and I think that's him, there.

Joanne:  That could well be, Paul.

Paul: He's got a bag of food with him..."L"...something...I can't quite make it out.  And...it looks like he's trying to pick up one of those joggers passing by...

Laughing a lot!!!

Well, we are certainly making up for the "paucity of posts" from this weekend.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 07, 2007, 12:15:17 PM
I have to shake my head and agree wholeheartedly with DR Dan (the Man)...it's very scary all the crap that's stored in my noggin!  :(

Imagine, if you dare, and uncensored (and uncensered) tour through my noggin :o

der Brucer
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Post by: George on May 07, 2007, 12:17:34 PM
Irish Spring...

Strong enough for a man, but made for a woman.

It was Secret deoderant, not Irish Spring soap, that was strong enough for a man but made for a woman. :)
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Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 12:19:43 PM
Oops!  Well then, what was the Irish Spring slogan?   ???
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Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 12:20:17 PM
I know!  

Manly, yes, but I like it, too!
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Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 12:21:19 PM
Imagine, if you dare, and uncensored (and uncensered) tour through my noggin.

I definitely do NOT dare.

Trying.  Not.  To.  Go.  There.

 :o

 ;D
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Post by: bk on May 07, 2007, 12:21:26 PM
I've been writing a letter to our alumni association - surprisingly hard.  Trying to just give a welcome, a few little details, and then a head's up that there will be a general meeting in a few weeks.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 07, 2007, 12:22:23 PM
RiceaRoni - the San Franisco Treat!

Better treats south of Market!

der Brucer
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2007, 12:22:52 PM
Imagine, if you dare, and uncensored (and uncensered) tour through my noggin :o

der Brucer

...and also "uncensured"?
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2007, 12:24:35 PM
I'm eating lunch at my desk.

Spinach salad with eggs and turkey...and a vinaigrette of olive oil, balsamic vinegar and Dijon mustard.

Really quite tasty!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2007, 12:28:47 PM
Not much longer now.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2007, 12:29:00 PM
BK won't even have to ask.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2007, 12:29:19 PM
It's almost a done deal.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 07, 2007, 12:30:00 PM
People - eventually they ruin everything.

NOT a good tag line for Soylent Green products!

der Brucer
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2007, 12:30:43 PM
[shadow=color,glow width,#characters wide][size=8]Page 11[/size][/shadow]
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2007, 12:31:28 PM
I knew it.....
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 07, 2007, 12:32:09 PM
Talk about bizarre crap that lingers in the head:  to this day, probably forty years after it last aired, I can recite, word for word, a commercial that Dear Abby did for a food snack called Piccadilly Circles.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2007, 12:32:23 PM
NOT a good tag line for Soylent Green products!

der Brucer

No....but it's a great motto for ZPG.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2007, 12:33:50 PM
Remember the Alka Seltzer "No Matter What Shape Your Stomach's In" commercial?
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2007, 12:34:29 PM
"It's a happy Fizzies party..."
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Post by: bk on May 07, 2007, 12:35:53 PM
"Helps build strong bodies eight ways"  What was that from?  Do I have it right?  Some multiple vitamin tablets, right?
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Post by: bk on May 07, 2007, 12:36:12 PM
Will we never get to page twelve?
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Post by: bk on May 07, 2007, 12:36:31 PM
I'm currently thinking about food and mail.
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Post by: bk on May 07, 2007, 12:37:17 PM
Perhaps I'll go out and get something to eatski and whilst doing so perhaps I'll stop at my mail place.
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Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 12:37:19 PM
I knew it.....

Curses!

Foiled again!
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Post by: Ben on May 07, 2007, 12:39:37 PM
"Helps build strong bodies eight ways"  What was that from?  Do I have it right?  Some multiple vitamin tablets, right?

Nope, it was Wonder Bread. 8 was the original slogan but it was upgraded to 12 later in the campaign and then they ran into trouble with the FTC after adding calcium (the 13th way) and making unsubstantiated claims about brain function and memory.
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Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 12:42:23 PM
Did anyone else used to smoosh up a slice of Wonder Bread into a big ball?

I only used be able to do it with bread borrowed from friend's sandwiches, as my mother wouldn't allow the stuff in the house.
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Post by: Jeanne on May 07, 2007, 12:44:36 PM
I have found it is very easy for animals to learn to use pet doors. We have two neighborhood cats that just walk right in and make themselves at home.

After my dog died neighborhood opossums were coming in the doggie door and eating the cat food. Opossums LIKE cat food. So much for leaving food out for the cats!
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Post by: Jeanne on May 07, 2007, 12:48:54 PM
Imagine, if you dare, and uncensored (and uncensered) tour through my noggin :o

der Brucer

No, thank you.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2007, 12:49:09 PM
After my dog died neighborhood opossums were coming in the doggie door and eating the cat food. Opossums LIKE cat food. So much for leaving food out for the cats!

Which truly BEGS the question....did you ever walk in and startle them...and find they'd flop over and "play possum"?
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 07, 2007, 12:52:06 PM
"Helps build strong bodies eight ways"  What was that from?  Do I have it right?  Some multiple vitamin tablets, right?

Wonder Bread!

der Brucer

Spoo - Ben got there first!
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Post by: Jeanne on May 07, 2007, 12:54:05 PM
Which truly BEGS the question....did you ever walk in and startle them...and find they'd flop over and "play possum"?

No, they were maddeningly undisturbed at my presence--just kept on eating the cat food, licking the empty cans. I, however, well...
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 07, 2007, 12:55:28 PM
For Danise:

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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 07, 2007, 01:01:58 PM
After my dog died neighborhood opossums were coming in the doggie door and eating the cat food. Opossums LIKE cat food. So much for leaving food out for the cats!

Rodents like dog/cat food.
Rodents can learn to use a doggie door.
In Southern CA fruit rats live in Avacado trees.
We had an Avacado tree in Long Beach.
Dogs can learn to hunt rodents!

We used to put out those glue traps (which, after some unpleasant run-ins, the dogs learned to avoid); you'd hear loud screeching when a critter got caught - Marty (the Lab) would dash to the trap and "very carefully" pick up the critter and give it a good "be quiet" crunch!

der Brucer
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 07, 2007, 01:06:56 PM
For Danise:


Ooh, Pretty baloons - rising high into the sky.
Ooh, Pretty baloons - losing air and falling to the earth.
Ooh, Pretty baloons eaten by pretty birds.
Ooh, no more pictures for Laura

der Brucer

Ooh - I can be such a Killjoy!
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 07, 2007, 01:10:11 PM
...and also "uncensured"?

And I avoid inviting Legislators to keep it that way!

der Brucer
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 01:17:27 PM
Good Afternoon!

Well, at least I didn't fall!  WHEW!!!!!!!!!!

Once I found a little stretch of pavement with a set of benches, I went ahead and donned my gear: LandRollers, knee-pads, elbow pads, wrist guards(!), and helmet(!!!).  And then I proceeded to figure out how the heck to brake properly, if at all, for the next hour or so.

I haven't put on these thing since I got them this past Christmas, and, even then, the only place I used them was in the hallway of the apartment building I was staying in down in DC.  Well, there's a big difference between a carpeted hallway and asphalt.  A fast difference.  Wheeeeeee!!!!

But, again, I didn't fall.

I just went a few feet at a time.  Then eventually turned myself around, and traveled back to where I came from.  Sometimes I initiated the traveling, sometimes I did not initiate the traveling.  Eventually, I did get to the point where I left the immediate area of the benches, and started "rolling" from Point A to Point B.  Point A being this lamppost, Point B being that lamppost.

But, again, I didn't fall.

There were a few moments here and there where I did feel comfortable. I remember roller-skating as a child, and I remember picking it up very fast.  I have a feeling the learning and comfortability curve for these things is going to a bit steeper.

But, again, I did not fall.

WHEW!!!!!!

(http://www.landroller.com/store/images/men_terra9.jpg)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 01:18:53 PM
I wonder if Paul and Joanne spotted that on the news, DR singdaw?


;)
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Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2007, 01:19:24 PM
I was able to watch three shows this afternoon once I got in from lunch.

I began with last night's COLD CASE which began going in one direction and ended up in a very tense hostage situation that had me in tears at the end. What a powerful season finale!
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Post by: FJL on May 07, 2007, 01:19:36 PM
My favorite commercial line was "Hi I'm Carmelita Pope," which was spoken with authority and seemed to suggest that we were somehow deficient if we didn't know who she was.  :)
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 07, 2007, 01:20:47 PM
BREAKING NEWS!!

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w247/SaltonSeaTrip/emerging.jpg)
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Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2007, 01:20:48 PM
Will we never get to page twelve?

Eventually . . . .
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 01:20:51 PM
Oh... And as was/is mentioned on the LandRoller website (http://www.landroller.com), the skates can be quite the attention-getter.  In fact, on the subway ride home, a very handsome guy came over to me and started asking me about my LandRollers.  Alas, his girlfriend was interested in them too.  ::)
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 07, 2007, 01:22:03 PM
DR Jose, may I suggest to you that as a person who makes his living using his hands, DO NOT ROLLER SKATE.

I broke my wrist doing so, and as such, was unable to work as a court reporter again.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2007, 01:23:15 PM
Next I watched the sixth fabulous episode of THE TUDORS. Yes, the story of Henry and Anne and Catherine and Woolsey is of paramount importance, but what I'm really loving are the other stories going on at the same time. All of it makes for a court of such intrigue that it's hard to keep still in your chair as you watch.

And these AMAZING men they've cast in all these roles. Astounding.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 01:23:58 PM
Paul:  So Joanne, do you remember that musician that was at the Playhouse a few weeks ago; the one that got a haircut?

Joanne:  Yes, I remember, Paul.

Paul:  Well I'm sitting here watching the Channel 7 news in High Definition. They just showed a shot of Central Park, and I think that's him, there.

Joanne:  That could well be, Paul.

Paul: He's got a bag of food with him..."L"...something...I can't quite make it out.  And...it looks like he's trying to pick up one of those joggers passing by...

First of all, most of the bags from Levain have no logo and name on them.  They're usually just a plain white or brown paper bag.  Only their handle-bags have a stamp of the store's name on them.

Secondly, I always stop at Levain on my way out of the Park.  (Cinnamon-Butter Brioche today.)

Finally, if I was able to pick up a jogger today while on my LandRollers, well... there was no way that was going to happen today.  If anything, a jogger would have had to pick me up.  Literally, from the pavement.

:)
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Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2007, 01:25:36 PM
Page Twelve Rita Skeeter and Harry Dance!!!


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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 01:25:51 PM
Comet!
It keeps your teeth so clean!
Comet!
It tastes like Listerine!
Comet--
It makes you vomit!
So buy some Comet
And vomit, today!


Ah... Another fond memory.... This time of a busload of elementary school kids singing that at the top of the lungs on the ride home from school.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2007, 01:26:39 PM
Then I watched last night's WITHOUT A TRACE. Again, what appeared to be a high school girl abducted on prom night turned into something much different. Good episode.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 01:27:05 PM
That Dr. Pepper ad featured David Naughton before his big break in "An American Werewolf in London."

And the Dr. Pepper jingle was also featured in In My Life.  -Sadly, it was some of the best music in the show.  :-\
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Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2007, 01:27:22 PM
Heinz Ketchup - - - - - -


A N T I C I P A T I O N !
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 07, 2007, 01:27:35 PM
Quote
 In fact, on the subway ride home, a very handsome guy came over to me and started asking me about my LandRollers.

Did he mention the knee-pads?

der Brucer
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Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2007, 01:28:48 PM
I recorded off BBC America last night a TV-movie on Beau Brummell starring James Purefoy as the title character and Matthew Rhys (Kevin from BROTHERS & SISTERS) as Lord Byron.

I'd really like to watch this before prime time starts tonight.
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Post by: bk on May 07, 2007, 01:28:57 PM
Back from the mail place, where once again everything has changed.  Instead of sending someone to pick up the USPS letters and packages in the morning (the way they've always done it), now everything is being delivered to the mail place, which means it's not getting there until after noon, which means it doesn't get put out until three.  Very annoying.
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Post by: bk on May 07, 2007, 01:29:18 PM
I have made some tuna.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 01:29:40 PM
I think we must have been watching Channel 7 news at the same time. I was home for lunch and we were about to watch Millionaire. The last shot of the news was that beautiful shot of the Sheep Meadow. Then we watched Millionaire and now I'm back at the office.

I believe we were.  They started the weather segment with that shot of Central Park, and then used it to close out the broadcast.

...And that's when I changed to CBS for "The Young & The Restless".  ;)
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Post by: bk on May 07, 2007, 01:29:44 PM
"Helps build strong bodies eight ways."  Was it Wonder Bread?  

Never mind, just saw that it is indeed Wonder Bread.  What was the popular multi vitamin in the 50s and 60s and what was its slogan?
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2007, 01:30:22 PM
My favorite commercial line was "Hi I'm Carmelita Pope," which was spoken with authority and seemed to suggest that we were somehow deficient if we didn't know who she was.  :)


Or Rula Lenska!  Perhaps the greatest case of "no-name celebrity" ever foisted upon the American public.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 01:30:25 PM
Plop, Plop
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 01:30:42 PM
Fizz, Fizz
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Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2007, 01:31:03 PM
HOORAY!!!!!!!!


MEDIUM has been renewed by NBC for another season, its fourth. I couldn't be happier!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 01:31:48 PM
And, of course, everyone's favorite...


Meow, Meow, Meow, Meow
Meow, Meow, Meow, Meow
Meow, Meow, Meow, Meow
Meow, Meow, Meow, Meow



;D
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2007, 01:31:57 PM
Oh... And as was/is mentioned on the LandRoller website (http://www.landroller.com), the skates can be quite the attention-getter.  In fact, on the subway ride home, a very handsome guy came over to me and started asking me about my LandRollers.  Alas, his girlfriend was interested in them too.  ::)

I considered myself fortunate to have mastered inline skating.

THOSE skates look daunting!
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 01:32:29 PM
*I believe the last time I post the Meow-Mix jingle...  Hmm.. Was that when "I blame Jose" was born?  Hmm.. ????
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 07, 2007, 01:34:15 PM
Did anyone else used to smoosh up a slice of Wonder Bread into a big ball?

I only used be able to do it with bread borrowed from friend's sandwiches, as my mother wouldn't allow the stuff in the house.

I had a toy called the Time Machine in which you took these little plastic squares and put them into this plastic chamber which would heat up, causing the little plastic square to expand into a monster or prehistoric creature.  Then you could reheat the creature and put it into another chamber which, after turning the crank, would compact the creature back into a little square.

Anyways, I used to shove slices of white bread into the compacting chamber and smash them into little squares.  They would also get the Mattel logo embossed on them.  I found this results to be dramatically more impressive than just rolling slices of white bread into lumpy balls.  They looked professionally made.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 01:34:19 PM
I considered myself fortunate to have mastered inline skating.

THOSE skates look daunting!

They just look daunting.  They're actually easier than inline skates - which I have tried a few times before.  Since the wheel base is wider, they're a bit more stable, and not so hard on your ankles.  And they just look cool too!
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 01:36:32 PM
I had a toy called the Time Machine in which you took these little plastic squares and put them into this plastic chamber which would heat up, causing the little plastic square to expand into a monster or prehistoric creature.  Then you could reheat the creature and put it into another chamber which, after turning the crank, would compact the creature back into a little square.

Anyways, I used to shove slices of white bread into the compacting chamber and smash them into little squares.  They would also get the Mattel logo embossed on them.  I found this results to be dramatically more impressive than just rolling slices of white bread into lumpy balls.  They looked professionally made.

:)

I used to do the same thing.  However, I would "emboss" my Wonder Bread with a set of cookie molds my mother had.  But my favorite thing to do was to put a slice on Wonder Bread in the electric pizzelle maker.   That always yielded very fancy toast-crisps.  :)
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2007, 01:39:30 PM
They just look daunting.  They're actually easier than inline skates - which I have tried a few times before.  Since the wheel base is wider, they're a bit more stable, and not so hard on your ankles.  And they just look cool too!


But....but....with the wheels mounted on the outside edge of each boot, isn't there more of a strain on the foot and ankle?  I mean, there doesn't seem to be any balance, which you have with inlines....
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 01:40:08 PM
Of course, my favorite thing to do with Wonder Bread, was to cut a circle out of the center with a glass to make a "frame" for my egg.

(http://www.givebread.com/images/photos/eggonplate.jpg)


*Note, that the above picture uses a slice of Honey Whole Wheat Bread, not Wonder Bread for its frame.  ;)
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 07, 2007, 01:40:14 PM
I have made some tuna.

I love to sing-a!
About the June-a
And the moon-a
And the tuna!
I love to sing-a!
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 07, 2007, 01:41:54 PM
I remember seeing the bread and eggs thing done in MOONSTRUCK, but with homemade bread rather than sliced.  It always looks delish.  I need to actually try to make it someday.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 07, 2007, 01:43:52 PM
And, of course, everyone's favorite...


Meow, Meow, Meow, Meow
Meow, Meow, Meow, Meow
Meow, Meow, Meow, Meow
Meow, Meow, Meow, Meow



;D

No - it's N-E-S-T-L-E-S, Nestle's makes the very best, chocolate

der Brucer

And what would you do for a Klondike Bar?
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 01:44:18 PM
But....but....with the wheels mounted on the outside edge of each boot, isn't there more of a strain on the foot and ankle?  I mean, there doesn't seem to be any balance, which you have with inlines....

The wheels slant in, so... Just check out the website, I think they'll explain it much better.

(http://www.landroller.com/myimages/2.jpg)
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 07, 2007, 01:47:01 PM
They just look daunting.  They're actually easier than inline skates - which I have tried a few times before.  Since the wheel base is wider, they're a bit more stable, and not so hard on your ankles.  And they just look cool too!

If'n ya don't use a skate key, it ain't skatin'!

der Brucer
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 01:47:25 PM
Well, the mailman had a few pieces of mail for me today which I will now deposit in my bank account... :)

Laters...
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Post by: Jennifer on May 07, 2007, 01:48:31 PM
Re: last night's DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES.


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SPOILERS



I was not really that moved by the final scene between susan and mike.  I used to like them as a couple a lot. But i really hated the whole ian thing.  It is interesting how they basically just replaced showing marcia cross as one of the 4 women (with nicolette sheridan). She must love the added air-time. But i much prefer marcia cross.

I have seen many scenes like the final one last night that moved me so much more.  Maybe susan's antics were just too overboard for me last night.  But i thought it was stupid of her to go off on her own.

And while i'm mentioning things i didn't get, let me say that i did not get the mayor hiring thugs. That did not seem in character to me at all.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2007, 01:48:49 PM
I remember seeing the bread and eggs thing done in MOONSTRUCK, but with homemade bread rather than sliced.  It always looks delish.  I need to actually try to make it someday.


More than just "homemade" bread...it was ITALIAN bread...FABulous-tasting bread....bread that tastes even better when toasted in olive oil....like it was with those eggs in "Moonstruck"!!!

Italians generally take the softer center out of their slices of bread and roll them up...
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 07, 2007, 01:49:00 PM
Well, the mailman had a few pieces of mail for me today which I will now deposit in my bank account... :)

Well, he had a few pieces for me. But I'll be deducting mine.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 07, 2007, 01:52:39 PM
The natives are restless!

We ran out of kinbble first thing this morning!

I decided to wait until I pick up Woody at 5 to go to Wal-Mart for more food. (I like to take Woody because he needs the exercise picking up the 40lb bags of food :-X)

Fletcher is NOT HAPPY about this diet crap!

der Brucer
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Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 01:54:12 PM
I have made some tuna.

What is it, fish?
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Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 01:56:45 PM
DR JoseSPiano...

I am very happy to see that wrist guards are listed among your inventory.

:)
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Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 02:00:47 PM
I broke my wrist doing so, and as such, was unable to work as a court reporter again.

I am sorry, DR DearReaderLaura...I did not know that.
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Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 02:02:09 PM
The natives are restless!

Do they all at least eat the same food?  Otherwise, I imagine very tricky feeding logistics!
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 07, 2007, 02:02:36 PM
Off imnto the wilds to seek out prey with which to feed the livestock!

der Brucer
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 07, 2007, 02:02:36 PM
It is one of the few things I regret doing in life.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 07, 2007, 02:03:01 PM
Of course, I may come up with a few more before it is over!
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Post by: Rodzinski on May 07, 2007, 02:04:40 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to a rel gem of a gal, DANISE!!!!!!

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Post by: Jennifer on May 07, 2007, 02:05:40 PM
I had visited one of the TWP TAR forums once or twice this season and there were some strict warnings that there were accurate spoilers about who won on the Spoiler forum, so I stayed away from it.  People really hate Mirna and Schmirna there.

One of the reasons i love televisionwithoutpity is because they are very strict about spoilers.  They are only allowed in the spoiler thread. And are strictly forbidden in the regular weekly show thread. So i would only read those and not the spoilers.

But today i went into the spoiler thread and was astonished that they knew who won.

I also like to read their show recaps. And do it every week for shows like LOST and HEROES.  And then i check out the threads about that week's show. Very interesting discussions. The best i've seen.

Quote
The TARcon thing sounds kind of fun.  I think if I were just a touch more nerdy about the show I would consider going, especially if the Blondies and Tyler and BJ were going to attend.


I was actually looking for an exact description somewhere of what this was.  It is simply under a thread called TARcon and people talk about going to it. But i didn't notice where it said exactly what it was or how you got invited/tickets to it.  

The BQs did go. I think everyone from this season went except romber and danny. Maybe there were others, not positive about that.
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Post by: Rodzinski on May 07, 2007, 02:06:43 PM
And vibes for you and your mother. She is lucky to have someone so sweet like you. Someone like you who almost brought a glass of water to that lady who was calling out. You are a caring soul and the world needs more like you.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2007, 02:09:39 PM
Re: last night's DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES.


*
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SPOILERS

And while i'm mentioning things i didn't get, let me say that i did not get the mayor hiring thugs. That did not seem in character to me at all.

If you recall, Gaby was shocked (I tell you, SHOCKED) at the way he spoke to her about her stupid behavior with the policeman (and she was wrong in all aspects of her behavior toward him).

The thugs are showing us an added dimension to this very wealthy and powerful man...and giving us a preview of things to come in Gaby's life.

Surely you didn't think you knew everything about him from the few shows he's been on!!! ???  :)

I'll grant you that Nicollette is getting more air time lately, but then she's sharing a lot of it with Ricardo, who got plenty of it on his own with Gaby.  As those couples split up, both were due some time with someone else.  Look at Lynnette...sharing lots of scenes with Jason Gedrick and fewer with Tom.

As for Brie....I'm enjoying this break from her and her husband.  I wish they'd do another episode or two with Andrew being more involved in the story arcs.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2007, 02:23:59 PM
Yes, I miss Andrew very much. With Marcia Cross gone, he's had nothing to do, and I haven't even noticed him in the background at the pizza place the last two weeks.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2007, 02:30:14 PM
I spent the better part of yesterday afternoon indulging in roughly half of the first season of the late, much-too-short (two season) WB comedy series "Popular".

What a HOOT!  Great characters, great lines, great high school clique angst!

I was laughing AND crying!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 02:33:22 PM
The natives are restless!

We ran out of kinbble first thing this morning!

I decided to wait until I pick up Woody at 5 to go to Wal-Mart for more food. (I like to take Woody because he needs the exercise picking up the 40lb bags of food :-X)

Fletcher is NOT HAPPY about this diet crap!

der Brucer

"kinbble"- ???

Have you been breaking into DR SWW's anagram maker?
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2007, 02:33:30 PM
Heading down now to clean the dining room and then back to Beau Brummell.

WBBL.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 02:34:19 PM
DR JoseSPiano...

I am very happy to see that wrist guards are listed among your inventory.

:)

I may be crazy, but I'm not stupid.


-And, trust me, while I wobbling and rolling along today, I did feel quite crazy.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 02:35:42 PM
Oohh...

I just got an e-mail...

And I think I may be smelling roses sometime soon.  Well, maybe just one rose.  But a rose by any other name would be called Patti.  ;)

We shall see...
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 02:37:45 PM
Hmm... Smelling Patti LuPone...  Not quite the image I wanted to conjure up.

:P
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 02:38:29 PM
And weren't we just talking about ODORAMA the other day?


::)
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Post by: Tomovoz on May 07, 2007, 02:38:57 PM
Hey, Tommyofoz....is it true that an Australian Kiss is the same thing as a French Kiss Down Under?


:D

I thought you would have checked that out when your ship was in Perth DR RLP
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 02:39:24 PM
I can see it on the bookshelf now...

"Smelling Patti - My Life As A Broadway Diva's Dresser"
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 02:40:24 PM
I thought you would have checked that out when your ship was in Perth DR RLP

But I don't think DR Ron Pulliam knows how to speak Australian.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 02:41:41 PM
And speaking of things Down Under...  It appears our gardener from New Zealand is back.  He sure knows how to pretty up a backyard.

:)
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 02:42:05 PM
Hmmm... Maybe I did spend too much time in the sun today.


;D
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 02:43:03 PM
Well, if I'm going to make it down to midtown for the 7:00 reading, I best be starting to get ready now.  (What the frell was that?!?!?)  In any case...

Laters...
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 02:44:11 PM
Ohhh...  A bit of a post-script.


French, yes.  Australian, no.


:-*  :P  :-*  :P
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Rodzinski on May 07, 2007, 02:47:57 PM
I gotta see this movie that MBarnum mentioned, COME NEXT SPRING.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2007, 02:52:16 PM
But I don't think DR Ron Pulliam knows how to speak Australian.


Ohhh, DR Ron Pulliam is a FAST QUICK study!
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: TCB on May 07, 2007, 02:54:43 PM
Great pics from DR GEORGE's natal fete!


I didn't even notice his feet.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: TCB on May 07, 2007, 02:59:18 PM
Beckett was nominated for 12 Oscars!!

The big winners that year were:
My Fair Lady and Mary Poppins

Peter Ustinov won for best suppporting actor.



Was Mr. Ustinov in MY FAIR LADY or MARY POPPINS?
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2007, 03:03:26 PM
Was Mr. Ustinov in MY FAIR LADY or MARY POPPINS?

TOPKAPI...but sssshh....don't tell anyone.

And don't forget:

Lila Kedrova won for Best Supporting Actress...and she was in ZORBA THE GREEK!
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: TCB on May 07, 2007, 03:05:41 PM
Who could not love that beautiful face?

:)

Well, my cat, Nicky, for one who noticed Fletcher about ready to pounce yesterday.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Tomovoz on May 07, 2007, 03:06:53 PM
Colloquialism for a "Head butt" = Australian Kiss
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Post by: Tomovoz on May 07, 2007, 03:08:42 PM
Also a "kiss" in Geordie boy territory I think.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Tomovoz on May 07, 2007, 03:09:36 PM
"You'll wonder where the yellow went"
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Post by: TCB on May 07, 2007, 03:10:58 PM
DR elmore - Since I have some things to take care of this afternoon, I'll be attending the 7:00 reading tonight.  Maybe I'll pass you on 42nd Street.


Oh, no dear, not since Disney!
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Post by: TCB on May 07, 2007, 03:13:12 PM
As for TAR...



Which two DRs would make up the "ideal" TAR Team?


God knows, that if I ended up getting on the show, I'd spend the whole time checking out the local bakeries.  ;D


Oh!  MBarnum and Cason.  They would probably suck as a team, but they sure would be fun to look at!
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Post by: bk on May 07, 2007, 03:16:02 PM
I've finished a draft of the letter, I've eaten a draft of the lunch, and I've conked out on the couch like so much fish - these Actifed's, since changing their ingredients, knock me out.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2007, 03:17:01 PM
Oh!  MBarnum and Cason.  They would probably suck as a team, but they sure would be fun to look at!

Like the dolphins at Sea World?
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2007, 03:18:00 PM
Oh, no dear, not since Disney!


No....they don't let him workwalk that street any more!
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: TCB on May 07, 2007, 03:23:29 PM
Mother!  Please!  I'd rather do it myself!



Damn you, Ginny!
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Post by: MBarnum on May 07, 2007, 03:28:23 PM

The TARcon thing sounds kind of fun.  I think if I were just a touch more nerdy about the show I would consider going, especially if the Blondies and Tyler and BJ were going to attend.

Oh my gosh, I wonder if the Gaghan's ever attend it? If so then I am so there!
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: TCB on May 07, 2007, 03:29:38 PM
I think we must have been watching Channel 7 news at the same time. I was home for lunch and we were about to watch Millionaire. The last shot of the news was that beautiful shot of the Sheep Meadow. Then we watched Millionaire and now I'm back at the office.

And yes, this time I agree with Mr. Brantley. It seems most reviews do. My friend from Tucson is in the minority. He actually thinks the play is good, not great but good. He also felt it was about many different and important topics. My friend is a wonderful friend, but methinks he was projecting his feelings for seeing Miss Lansbury on stage onto what has been called in almost every review, a star vehicle (and a not very good star vehicle at that).


At least they didn't do LEGENDS!
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Post by: TCB on May 07, 2007, 03:35:10 PM
Silly Rabbit...

Trix are for kids!


Silly, Rabbi, kicks were for trids!



Damn you, Ben!
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Post by: TCB on May 07, 2007, 03:42:04 PM
"Helps build strong bodies eight ways"  What was that from?  Do I have it right?  Some multiple vitamin tablets, right?


Wonder Bread
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: TCB on May 07, 2007, 03:43:00 PM
Nope, it was Wonder Bread. 8 was the original slogan but it was upgraded to 12 later in the campaign and then they ran into trouble with the FTC after adding calcium (the 13th way) and making unsubstantiated claims about brain function and memory.


Damn you............ Oh, I give up.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 03:50:40 PM
So, DR JoseSPiano...

Are CONGRATULATIONS in order?  Or is that premature?
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 03:56:23 PM
DR Tomovoz, my Chacksfield arrived today!

:)
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 03:57:46 PM
Oh, I give up.

Don't give up...there's nothing to it but to do it.

Ya gotta have heart!
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 04:01:30 PM
Isn't this sometimes called "Toad in the Hole"??
(http://www.givebread.com/images/photos/eggonplate.jpg)
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Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 04:02:25 PM
TOD:

I can't believe I forgot 1776!!!
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Post by: Tomovoz on May 07, 2007, 04:11:32 PM
1776 - wasn't that where Mame had to open a new window?
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Post by: Tomovoz on May 07, 2007, 04:12:23 PM
"Days Gone by" is my favourite track. (Favorite TCB)
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Post by: TCB on May 07, 2007, 04:12:55 PM
Oohh...

I just got an e-mail...

And I think I may be smelling roses sometime soon.  Well, maybe just one rose.  But a rose by any other name would be called Patti.  ;)

We shall see...


My sympathies!
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 07, 2007, 04:15:44 PM
The wheels slant in, so... Just check out the website, I think they'll explain it much better.

(http://www.landroller.com/myimages/2.jpg)

I had a pair of skates like that, but they didn't start out like that.  8)
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 07, 2007, 04:19:30 PM
Good news from DR DANISE.

DR RLP - Don is still selling guns, but has stopped advertising on television except VERY late at night now and then.  When one of his clerks gets shot, he just closes that store and opens another one across the street.
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 07, 2007, 04:19:45 PM
In the mature male
And the mature female......
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Jrand70 on May 07, 2007, 04:21:11 PM
Page 15 Don's Guns Dance...

Cos I don't want to make money, folks.

I jus' love to sell guns!  :P

(http://www.intakeweekly.com/images/pics/02032005/superbowl03/photo02.jpg)
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Post by: bk on May 07, 2007, 04:25:26 PM
I'm totally zonked.  It's really hot here, in the nineties.  I did get a package, so I went and picked that up.

I also had an interesting e-mail re The Brain, and we'll see where that all leads.
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Post by: Edisaurus on May 07, 2007, 04:31:03 PM
I misread the Anthony Quinn thing  - blame it on Jose or Rio or my Youth or the Bossa Nova, but don't blame me.

Has anyone heard Jamie Cullum's version of "Blame It On My Youth"?\

I was surpised to find that Oscar Levant was the co-writer. I never thought of him as a songwriter, but a pianist and famous neurotic wit.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2007, 04:33:06 PM
Page 15 Don's Guns Dance...

Cos I don't want to make money, folks.

I jus' love to sell guns!  :P

(http://www.intakeweekly.com/images/pics/02032005/superbowl03/photo02.jpg)


I am SO back in Indianapolis seeing that!
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Jrand70 on May 07, 2007, 04:33:40 PM
News to me, DR EDISAURUS.

I think MR BK and DR CP should be a team on TAR.
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 07, 2007, 04:34:25 PM
I am SO back in Indianapolis seeing that!

He used to come into the Ben Franklin Dept Store I worked in and flash big rolls of money.....he was even scarier looking in person.  8)
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 07, 2007, 04:34:47 PM
Very warm for May.....
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Post by: FJL on May 07, 2007, 04:47:58 PM
GAYS GONE BI - Is that the title of something?  Or other?
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Post by: FJL on May 07, 2007, 04:50:29 PM
I believe I read somewhere that Lynn Ahrens was the writer of the "What would you do for a Klondike bar?' jingle
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: MBarnum on May 07, 2007, 05:01:07 PM
I just read that director Curtis Harrington passed aways yesterday.
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Post by: Cason on May 07, 2007, 05:02:27 PM
MBarnum -- I got the HHW Gathering pictures in the mail today.  Thank you so much!
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 07, 2007, 05:08:10 PM
Page 15 Don's Guns Dance...

Cos I don't want to make money, folks.

I jus' love to sell guns!  :P

(http://www.intakeweekly.com/images/pics/02032005/superbowl03/photo02.jpg)

Ack!!!!
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Post by: Edisaurus on May 07, 2007, 05:11:08 PM
I have found it is very easy for animals to learn to use pet doors. We have two neighborhood cats that just walk right in and make themselves at home.

One night when my DH was out of town, I heard a noise in the kitchen. I went in and saw a round furry animal that I thought was a dog, with his face in a bowl of dry cat food, chomping away.

I didn't want to scare it so I snuck into the bedroom and got my glasses, came back and discovered it was a HUGE raccoon.

It turned out it was a female, very pregnant raccoon who could barely fit through the cat door. She was just as afraid of me as I was of her and she had a hard time getting back out of the door.

After a month or so, she returned and started bring her baby raccoons in with her. It was cute until the first morning I stepped in a puddle of raccoon pee.

We would always know when they were in the kitchen because we could hear their nails clinking against the cat dishes as they washed the dry cat food to moisten it.

I learned later that raccoons can spread rabies through their saliva, and since they were sharing the water bowl with my ancient cat, that was the end of their nocturnal visits.

Before I took to locking the door, through, they pulled off some impressing feats, like dragg a whole bag of Science Diet almost all the way out the cat door. (When they couldn't complete their task they just ate the food out of the bag, like a feedbag!)
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Post by: Cason on May 07, 2007, 05:28:23 PM
I also had an interesting e-mail re The Brain, and we'll see where that all leads.

Hmmmmmm...
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 07, 2007, 05:41:30 PM
Funny story about the racoons.
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Post by: Tomovoz on May 07, 2007, 05:47:45 PM
I've only ever seen one racoon - in Toronto.  Cute.

BTW = For those that remember - DiT in well and happy.

Of course I live on a continent that is Rabies free.

(I wrote in continent first).
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Post by: Edisaurus on May 07, 2007, 05:48:51 PM
Did anyone else used to smoosh up a slice of Wonder Bread into a big ball?

I only used be able to do it with bread borrowed from friend's sandwiches, as my mother wouldn't allow the stuff in the house.

Beleive it or not, my DH worked on a film about this very thing, called THE BREAD SQUEEZER, made by some friends of ours who have since moved it NY. (We got to see them when we were there last month.)

You can see lots of squeezing going on:
http://snipurl.com/breadsqueezer
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Post by: Tomovoz on May 07, 2007, 05:50:17 PM
The continent is not dementia free.  I put my trousers (the draw string casual type) on backwards this morning. I didn't realise until I looked for my handkerchief. At least it was before I left the house.

MMMM  DrawString.  Doesn't he post here?
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Post by: Ginny on May 07, 2007, 05:53:21 PM
Finally home after a l-o-o-o-ng day at work and a covered dish dinner meeting of my local AAUW branch.  I have a crashing sinus headache  :P
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Post by: Tomovoz on May 07, 2007, 05:54:12 PM
Brad squeezing.

I have a friend who does that (Michael).  Brad used to post here (beekay)
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Post by: Tomovoz on May 07, 2007, 05:56:00 PM
My father was a Baker.  I know nothing about bread squeezing or bride squeezing.

My sister wore her hair plaited when she was a youngster. I remember braid squeezing.
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Post by: Jeanne on May 07, 2007, 05:56:56 PM
One night when my DH was out of town, I heard a noise in the kitchen. I went in and saw a round furry animal that I thought was a dog, with his face in a bowl of dry cat food, chomping away.

I didn't want to scare it so I snuck into the bedroom and got my glasses, came back and discovered it was a HUGE raccoon.

It turned out it was a female, very pregnant raccoon who could barely fit through the cat door. She was just as afraid of me as I was of her and she had a hard time getting back out of the door.

After a month or so, she returned and started bring her baby raccoons in with her. It was cute until the first morning I stepped in a puddle of raccoon pee.

We would always know when they were in the kitchen because we could hear their nails clinking against the cat dishes as they washed the dry cat food to moisten it.

I learned later that raccoons can spread rabies through their saliva, and since they were sharing the water bowl with my ancient cat, that was the end of their nocturnal visits.

Before I took to locking the door, through, they pulled off some impressing feats, like dragg a whole bag of Science Diet almost all the way out the cat door. (When they couldn't complete their task they just ate the food out of the bag, like a feedbag!)

Oh, my God! Maybe my experience wasn't so unusual. (the things one learns on HHW!) I'd NEVER mess with a raccoon! Those guys are aggressive! (At least the ones I've encountered.)
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Post by: Tomovoz on May 07, 2007, 05:58:15 PM
It's probably too much of a squeeze to mention I like David Lean's film. "This Happy Bread".
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 07, 2007, 06:06:32 PM
I can think of only two maother/daughter teams (no counting any on the family edition.)  I think DRs Laura and Sandra would make a good team.

For the relationship team, I would pick DRs Tpunk and Rodzinski.  I would have picked Ann and Jed because of their seniority here, but they're getting married this week and I think TAR could be a potentially disasterous way to spend a honeymoon.

If I had my own pick for a teammate, I would choose DR CillaLiz for her brains and stamania and good company.  But I think I would drive her crazy because--typical guy--I would hate to stop to ask for directions anywhere ("JUST READ ME THE DIRECTIONS ON THE MAP!!!!")

So who says you would be driving?   ;D
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 07, 2007, 06:07:32 PM
I can think of only two maother/daughter teams (no counting any on the family edition.)  I think DRs Laura and Sandra would make a good team.

For the relationship team, I would pick DRs Tpunk and Rodzinski.  I would have picked Ann and Jed because of their seniority here, but they're getting married this week and I think TAR could be a potentially disasterous way to spend a honeymoon.

If I had my own pick for a teammate, I would choose DR CillaLiz for her brains and stamania and good company.  But I think I would drive her crazy because--typical guy--I would hate to stop to ask for directions anywhere ("JUST READ ME THE DIRECTIONS ON THE MAP!!!!")

And thanks DR DtM that was really a nice thing to say.  
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 07, 2007, 06:08:06 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DANISE!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Cason on May 07, 2007, 06:10:46 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES DANISE!
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 07, 2007, 06:19:25 PM
Did anyone else used to smoosh up a slice of Wonder Bread into a big ball?

I only used be able to do it with bread borrowed from friend's sandwiches, as my mother wouldn't allow the stuff in the house.

Of course, it was the best way to eat it....after I ripped off the crust and threw it away
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Post by: bk on May 07, 2007, 06:22:51 PM
A shame about Curtis, but he hasn't been doing well at all for years.  I'm happy he got to see The Brain From Planet X - a very nice fellow.
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Post by: Edisaurus on May 07, 2007, 06:24:29 PM
My father was a Baker.  I know nothing about bread squeezing or bride squeezing.

My father is a Baker, too. And my brother is Brad Baker, also known as Bread Breaker.
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Post by: Edisaurus on May 07, 2007, 06:25:15 PM
I have made some tuna.

Isn't that God's job?
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 07, 2007, 06:31:06 PM
I can't believe I ate the whole thing
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 07, 2007, 06:31:36 PM
Where's the beef?
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 07, 2007, 06:32:12 PM
You can take Salem out of the country, but....you can't take the country out of Salem
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 07, 2007, 06:32:25 PM
I'd walk a mile for a Camel
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 07, 2007, 06:33:26 PM
I can bring home the bacon
Fry it up in a pan
I forget this line
And this one too
Cause I'm a woman...Enjoli
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 07, 2007, 06:34:50 PM
He Likes it! Hey Mikey!
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Post by: Danise on May 07, 2007, 06:36:07 PM
Thank you all for the wonderful Birthday wishes!   It turned out to be a good day after all.  

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Post by: Danise on May 07, 2007, 06:38:27 PM
Thank you for sharing your 'coon story, DR Edisaurus.  I wouldn't be a bit suprised to find that I'll have a possum or two in the house when I get the dog door installed.
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 07, 2007, 06:40:41 PM
Zoom zoom zoom
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 07, 2007, 06:41:59 PM
My baloney has a first name it's Oscar,
My baloney has a second name it's Meyer
I love to eat it every day and if you ask me why I'll say
Cause Oscar Meyer has a way with Bologna
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Post by: Ginny on May 07, 2007, 06:51:05 PM
Nothin' says lovin' like something from the oven....and Pillsbury says it best.
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Post by: Danise on May 07, 2007, 06:51:42 PM
Quote from: Rodzinski link=board=4;th9 date=1178572003
Someone like you who almost brought a glass of water to that lady who was calling out. You are a caring soul and the world needs more like you.

I think the key word there is "almost".  I just didn't know if it was allowed or (as DR Jane told me when we spoke today) maybe that person wasn't supost to have anything on their stomach.  It's hard to know what to do.  
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Post by: Ginny on May 07, 2007, 06:56:48 PM
DR Danise - I'm glad your birthday turned out better than you'd expected.  You deserve a good day.
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Post by: Danise on May 07, 2007, 06:58:51 PM
Comet!
It keeps your teeth so clean!
Comet!
It tastes like Listerine!
Comet--
It makes you vomit!
So buy some Comet
And vomit, today!

Ok, I have to do this:

To the tune of the old TV show, BRANDED:

Stranded
Stranded on the toilet bowl.
What do you do when your stranded
And you don’t have a roll?

Well, you act like a man
And you wipe with your hand……


I can't remember the rest of it.







And maybe that's for the best........ ;) ;D
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Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 07:00:27 PM
DR Edisaurus - That's hysterical about the bread squeezer.  Who knew?

:)
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Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 07:01:03 PM
Good night, all you lovely ladies!
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Post by: Danise on May 07, 2007, 07:01:33 PM
Oh, like I said before, I heard from DR Jane.  She is still in PIttsburgh.  Still helping Craig look for a place to live.  But she is doing fine and sends hugs and vibes to all.
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 07, 2007, 07:02:17 PM
TAR SPOILER







I have to add that I really don't mind either the format or the winner.  I like a close ending and any of the teams could have guessed right what their partner thought and gotten through that task and won.  Danielle got it right.  More power to her.    I guess I see a lot of it as luck and chance mixed with brains and skill.   I liked it
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Post by: Ginny on May 07, 2007, 07:02:46 PM
Off to listen to some soothing music on my iPod.

'night.
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 07, 2007, 07:04:13 PM
Tonight I'm watching The Bachelor...
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 07, 2007, 07:05:09 PM
Oh, Paul and I went to Applebee's tonight.  We had the funniest waiter. He was a total flirt and I was in a flirty mood so I gave it right back. It was fun and funny.
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Post by: Danise on May 07, 2007, 07:06:22 PM
I guess I should try to get some extra sleep in.  Tomorrow is bound to be a very long day.

Thank you all once again.  Your the best.  I don't know what I would do without all of you wonderful and very dear people.
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Post by: Jennifer on May 07, 2007, 07:08:50 PM
For TAR fans, an interview with the winners:

http://www.realitytvworld.com/news/interview-eric-and-danielle-talk-about-their-the-amazing-race-win-5134.php
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Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2007, 07:13:01 PM
Just had to pop back in for a quick second to say:

HERE (http://www.procreo.jp/labo/flower_garden.swf) is the extent of my green thumb AND my gardening.  [hint: click anywhere in the black area, and/or click and drag your mouse all over...fun for the feeble-minded!!]
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Post by: Jennifer on May 07, 2007, 07:15:26 PM
Viewers to get 3 more years of LOST:

http://www.tvrules.net/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=10756
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Post by: Edisaurus on May 07, 2007, 07:30:42 PM
I can bring home the bacon
Fry it up in a pan
I forget this line (1)
And this one too (2)
Cause I'm a woman...Enjoli

(1) And never never never let you
(2) forget you're the man
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Post by: Edisaurus on May 07, 2007, 07:31:13 PM
Egoiste! Egoiste!!
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Post by: bk on May 07, 2007, 07:35:12 PM
Watching a really bad documentary on film music - what a lost opportunity.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 07:37:23 PM
Good Evening!

Back from the reading.  I enjoyed it.  "The Legend of Stagecoach Mary" is in very good shape.  Today's presentations were in association with NYMF, and the show will be fully-staged this fall during the festival.

It was nice seeing a bunch of people I haven't seen in a while, and some people I just saw this past week.  All in all, a very enjoyable evening.

-And I'm wondering where DR elmore is?  He went to the 3:00 presentation.  Hmm...

The composer asked me to send me some of my thoughts, so that's why I'm really posting any details here.  I started processing my thoughts on the train ride back uptown - the long train ride back uptown.  Apparently, there was an "earlier incident" on both the A and the D in both Brooklyn and the Bronx.  Consequently, the trains were running a bit behind schedule.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 07:40:55 PM
So, DR JoseSPiano...

Are CONGRATULATIONS in order?  Or is that premature?

Premature.  I'm just piecing various clues together right now.  The most recent "clue" has to do with me being asked to play for some of the final callbacks.  So... We'll see.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 07:41:36 PM
Egoiste! Egoiste!!

And just what the heck was going on with those doors?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 07:41:47 PM
Canoe Canoe?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 07:44:13 PM
Viewers to get 3 more years of LOST:

http://www.tvrules.net/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=10756

Saturday Night Live did a great little news story about this a couple of weeks ago...  It went something like this...

ABC has announced that "Lost" will be coming back for another season.  To which the writers of "Lost" replied, "Oh, no."

;)
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 07, 2007, 08:02:33 PM
DR Edi- We have indeed gotten your rain....want to come and get it, a lot of it is still hanging around where it shouldn't be
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Post by: bk on May 07, 2007, 08:04:34 PM
This has been a bagel day.  All bagels, all day.
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Post by: FJL on May 07, 2007, 08:11:35 PM
Wasn't there a great slogan for Lender's bagels?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2007, 08:13:12 PM
So... Back to Wonder Bread for a bit...

Did any other DRs after toasting a slice of Wonder Bread, and then buttering it, ever peel off that top layer of toasty-buttery goodness?  And then re-toasted and re-buttered the remaining bread?

Anyone?
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Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2007, 08:20:25 PM
I just read that director Curtis Harrington passed aways yesterday.

Oh, that's terrible. He directed on of the greatest films of the 1990s - L.A. CONFIDENTIAL.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 07, 2007, 08:22:56 PM
So who says you would be driving?   ;D

LOL
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Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2007, 08:23:39 PM
I watched that BBC movie on BEAU BRUMMELL. I haven't seen anything on BBC-America in quite a while - they have commercials every 10 minutes WITHOUT FAIL. Of course, with the DVR, it's easy to fly through them, but still! Matthew Rhys was wasted as Lord Byron. The chemistry between Rhys and Purefoy was palpable, and much could have been made of that! Instead, we were (once again) forced to use our imaginations.

Still, if it's even close to the truth about those individuals and the Prince of Wales et al, it was a very intriguing moment in history.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2007, 08:26:05 PM
RENO 911 had a couple of chuckles as Dangle went to the anniversary party of his ex-wife and her second husband (who, ahem, seemed to have a lot in common with Dangle). Would like to see more with that!
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Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2007, 08:27:06 PM
SCRUBS had some typical fantasies as each main character imagined what it would be like being with Elliott on the eve of her engagement. Slightly amusing without being fall down funny.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2007, 08:27:58 PM
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER had some terrific laughs at Marshall and Lily's disastrous wedding. Still, it ended very sweetly and sentimentally, quite a lovely episode.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2007, 08:29:19 PM
OLD CHRISTINE dragged out the pregnancy scare plot, and it was only mediocre in execution. Blair Underwood again guest starred as Richie's teacher and Christine's potential love interest (if the show gets another season).
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Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2007, 08:30:26 PM
'24' was a snooze fest for the first 43 minutes, but then things kicked into high gear as CTU got invaded. From then to the end of the episode, it was breathless excitement, and the last two hours of the day promise to be equally exciting now that we have this very strong set-up from tonight's episode.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2007, 08:32:03 PM
HEROES was once again as fabulous as it's expected to be. How great to see Ellen Greene as Sylar's mother, and we see within a few minutes one reason he got launched on such a destructive path. Some superb moments of action and surprise. I love this show!
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 07, 2007, 08:33:59 PM
DR Danise, I am glad your day went relatively well.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 07, 2007, 08:34:14 PM
But I wish you had a chance for cake!
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Post by: Tomovoz on May 07, 2007, 08:34:43 PM
I'm listening to Kelli O'Hara singing "Blame My Absent-Minded Heart".
orch, Ray Heindorf, adapted by LARRY MOORE
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Post by: MBarnum on May 07, 2007, 08:42:03 PM
Oh, that's terrible. He directed on of the greatest films of the 1990s - L.A. CONFIDENTIAL.

DR MattH, you are thinking of different Curtis.........Curtis Harrington directed the 1960s flicks WHO SLEW AUNTIE ROO, QUEEN OF BLOOD, VOYAGE TO THE PREHISTORIC PLANET, and WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH HELEN?
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Post by: Sandra on May 07, 2007, 08:43:11 PM
It'll be a while before I'm all caught up, but I want to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY DANISE!!!!!!!!!! before it's too late.

So, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DANISE!!!!!!
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Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2007, 09:04:38 PM
DR MattH, you are thinking of different Curtis.........Curtis Harrington directed the 1960s flicks WHO SLEW AUNTIE ROO, QUEEN OF BLOOD, VOYAGE TO THE PREHISTORIC PLANET, and WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH HELEN?

That's right! Thanks for the correction. I was thinking Curtis Hanson when I read Curtis Harrington.
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Post by: MusicGuy on May 07, 2007, 09:05:16 PM
So... Back to Wonder Bread for a bit...

Did any other DRs after toasting a slice of Wonder Bread, and then buttering it, ever peel off that top layer of toasty-buttery goodness?  And then re-toasted and re-buttered the remaining bread?

Anyone?

Well, you've outdone me with that one dear Jose..... and I rarely like to let an extra treat like that escape my notice.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2007, 09:05:41 PM
Time to head down to bed.

Good night!
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Post by: MusicGuy on May 07, 2007, 09:10:32 PM

I've been battling a very annoying, very persistent, and very painful neck/head condition all day today.  I got to my chiro around 10:00 this morning, and I'm hoping that it finally relaxes out while I sleep tonight.  My head/ neck connection,... not my chiro.

Yuck..... kinda takes some of the fun out of a pretty day.  But I did have a nice little break in the middle of the day, when I found a couple of surprises for a friend of mine, while I was doing some shopping.
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Post by: MusicGuy on May 07, 2007, 09:13:20 PM

So I am gonna turn in early for this evening.  I have a work appointment for a few hours tomorrow morning, so I'm hoping a good sleep will make my neck feel more back to normal tomorrow.

Goodnight lovelies and studlies and H/Ks and guapo 'Pinos and DRs and the ever buff and rippling BK .
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Post by: DakotaCelt on May 07, 2007, 09:15:34 PM
Happy Birthday Danise!!

I hope you have a lovely day and a brief respite from the stress you have been feeling and under.

I hope you have lovely surprises full of freinds and family!
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Post by: DakotaCelt on May 07, 2007, 09:16:49 PM
It is finals week here at NDSU and the library since last week has been bedlam to say the least. LOTS of books coming back, students studying, stressed out students and other assorted mayhem to boot.
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Post by: Sandra on May 07, 2007, 09:29:28 PM
I am caught up!
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 07, 2007, 09:30:39 PM
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
to DakotaCelt for the rest of the semester!
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Sandra on May 07, 2007, 09:31:12 PM
It is finals week here at NDSU and the library since last week has been bedlam to say the least. LOTS of books coming back, students studying, stressed out students and other assorted mayhem to boot.

This, I don't miss. Our end-of-the-year rush at preschool was making sure we got through the whole alphabet.
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Post by: bk on May 07, 2007, 09:32:32 PM
Isn't it funny - when I read the post about Curtis Harrington I immediately drafted a response about Curtis Hansen - I'd just finished watching The Silent Partner, which Hansen wrote, and I thought oh the irony.  And then, of course, I realized the IRONY - different person altogether.  Mr. Harrington lived to the ripe old age of 78.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 07, 2007, 09:33:09 PM
I believe I read somewhere that Lynn Ahrens was the writer of the "What would you do for a Klondike bar?' jingle

From Theatre Mania Interview (http://www.theatermania.com/content/news.cfm/story/1127):

Quote
I met someone who was starting a jingle company and I ended up writing a lot of commercials. Two of them are still in use: 'What would you do for a Klondike Bar?' and 'Bounty, the quicker picker upper.' That's me singing them, too!"

der Brucer
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Post by: Sandra on May 07, 2007, 09:33:11 PM
I have found it is very easy for animals to learn to use pet doors. We have two neighborhood cats that just walk right in and make themselves at home.

I hate to tell you this, but they aren't "neighborhood" cats. They are OUR cats and have been for quite some time.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 07, 2007, 09:35:52 PM
Well, they didn't start out that way! They are just ours now because they don't go away.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Sandra on May 07, 2007, 09:36:41 PM
Plus we feed them.
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Post by: Sandra on May 07, 2007, 09:37:39 PM
And we named them.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Sandra on May 07, 2007, 09:38:09 PM
And the one of them spends more time on my futon than outside.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 07, 2007, 09:38:29 PM
At least the wild ones don't come in the house.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 07, 2007, 09:39:12 PM
And the one of them spends more time on my futon than outside.

He spends time at someone else's house too. Over near Dead Jean's.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Sandra on May 07, 2007, 09:41:36 PM
Really? How do you know? Did Dead Jean tell you?
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 07, 2007, 09:47:26 PM
I see him coming from there.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 07, 2007, 09:48:17 PM
Everyone else is stunned by this conversation.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Sandra on May 07, 2007, 09:49:14 PM
It is pretty riveting.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Tomovoz on May 07, 2007, 09:51:19 PM
I have been relaying the dialogue to DP Colin.

He is very interested in the world of domestic relationships in Phoenix.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Sandra on May 07, 2007, 09:51:33 PM
I still say he's my cat. Dead Jean can get her own cat.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Tomovoz on May 07, 2007, 09:52:27 PM
I'm about to post some mail. I hope I can concentrate on the task at hand. So much to think about.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 07, 2007, 09:53:49 PM
It is pretty riveting.

Mother-Daughter-Cat bonding; what's not to like

der Brucer
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 07, 2007, 09:54:25 PM
I'm telling ya, someone else brushed out those fur mats.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 07, 2007, 09:55:02 PM
I have been relaying the dialogue to DP Colin.

He is very interested in the world of domestic relationships in Phoenix.

Should we ask about Dead Jean?

der Brucer
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 07, 2007, 09:55:47 PM
Probably not.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: bk on May 07, 2007, 10:03:23 PM
I'm through watching DVDs - three in all.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Adriana Patti on May 07, 2007, 10:21:47 PM
busy night
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Adriana Patti on May 07, 2007, 10:22:33 PM
I had lettuce and carrots for dinner. Very healthy, not that exciting.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Sandra on May 07, 2007, 10:23:53 PM
I had lettuce and carrots for dinner. Very healthy, not that exciting.

I had pudding and pretzels for dinner. Not so healthy, but pretty exciting.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Adriana Patti on May 07, 2007, 10:25:34 PM
I had pudding and pretzels for dinner. Not so healthy, but pretty exciting.

for dessert I had nutella on a spoon, so I am happy.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Adriana Patti on May 07, 2007, 10:26:23 PM
tomorrow I may just get the urge to get some Naan from up the street, but it is an annoying walk, and it is too darn hot.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Adriana Patti on May 07, 2007, 10:28:33 PM
or Garlic Naan, and Basmati rice, and chicken Tikka...yummy!
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: bk on May 07, 2007, 10:28:48 PM
The home environment has cooled off.  It stays cool here until about three, then gets uncomfortably warm, then cools off around nine-thirty.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Adriana Patti on May 07, 2007, 10:30:11 PM
page 19 chicken Tikka dance
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Adriana Patti on May 07, 2007, 10:30:57 PM
I much prefer the kabobs though.
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Adriana Patti on May 07, 2007, 10:34:01 PM
Or, if you do not prefer the food version of chicken tikka marsala....
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: Adriana Patti on May 07, 2007, 10:34:46 PM
I couldn't resist
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: George on May 07, 2007, 11:42:41 PM
This has been a bagel day.  All bagels, all day.

What a coinkydink!  I had some frozen mini-bagel pizzas for dinner. :)

Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: George on May 07, 2007, 11:59:46 PM
This afternoon at work, I was just sitting at my desk using my computer when my screen went black and it displayed the message, "No signal detected."  The fan on my computer was still running, but nothing was happening!  There wasn't any noise or anything...the screen just went black.  I tried hitting control-alt-delete, but that didn't work, either!  I went to my co-worker Kitty and the same thing had just happened to her.  She called one of the computer people and they said that one of the phases (?) went out.  Evidently, we have three.  Some (but not all) lights also went out, and the fire alarms were beeping, like they were in test mode, so it wasn't too loud.

Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: George on May 08, 2007, 12:00:20 AM
Anyway, Jon (actually, one of the two Jons in Computer Services ;)) came over to Kitty's desk and asked her to power down her computer...she did, and then he asked her to turn it back on.  Nothing happened!  Jon asked me to turn off my computer and it wouldn't come back on either!  It turned out that the server totally went down and NONE of the library computers work.  I had a few things to do that didn't need a computer, but otherwise, I had to leave about an hour and a half earlier than I normally do, because I couldn't do anything.  

Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: George on May 08, 2007, 12:00:58 AM
Ever since I got home, I've been trying to get to my library's homepage and it STILL doesn't work!  I don't know if it'll all be fixed by tomorrow.  If not, it'll be another day of not being able to work. :-\
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: George on May 08, 2007, 12:01:54 AM
Oohh...

I just got an e-mail...

And I think I may be smelling roses sometime soon.  Well, maybe just one rose.  But a rose by any other name would be called Patti.  ;)

We shall see...

:o

:D

Good luck, Jose!!!!

Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: George on May 08, 2007, 12:06:56 AM
I had a toy called the Time Machine in which you took these little plastic squares and put them into this plastic chamber which would heat up, causing the little plastic square to expand into a monster or prehistoric creature.  Then you could reheat the creature and put it into another chamber which, after turning the crank, would compact the creature back into a little square.

Anyways, I used to shove slices of white bread into the compacting chamber and smash them into little squares.  They would also get the Mattel logo embossed on them.  I found this results to be dramatically more impressive than just rolling slices of white bread into lumpy balls.  They looked professionally made.

I used to have one of these when we lived in Germany!  Talk about an unsafe toy for kids! ;)

(http://www.theweaponshop.com/lostworld.JPG)
Title: Re:BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
Post by: George on May 08, 2007, 12:07:47 AM
I never squeezed a piece of bread in the squeezing chamber...that would've been cool. :)