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Title: SNOT
Post by: bk on May 13, 2007, 12:10:35 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes were not too snotty, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - they're currently sneezing and wheezing.
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: bk on May 13, 2007, 12:12:39 AM
And the word of the day is: ARGUS!
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Post by: bk on May 13, 2007, 12:14:20 AM
Welcome twenty-two GUESTS!  Just George and me and twenty-two GUESTS.  Unbelievable.
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Post by: George on May 13, 2007, 12:19:04 AM
Wow...22 guests!  I don't think I've ever seen that many. :) Why don't you all post??
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Post by: George on May 13, 2007, 12:22:12 AM
BK, a package arrived in my mailbox yesterday (this was in addition to all the stuff I bought yesterday and the day before ::)).  I bought a 3-episode tape of M*A*S*H on eBay and it has the episode "Ceasefire," that you appeared in!
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Post by: George on May 13, 2007, 12:24:16 AM
It was sealed and only cost $3.49 (including shipping)!  It was a very good deal. :D
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Post by: George on May 13, 2007, 12:26:40 AM
And now I must catch up on all of yesterday's posts.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 13, 2007, 01:10:38 AM
RE: Today's Topic:

Snot Funny!

der Brucer
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 13, 2007, 01:17:04 AM
A site of delight for frustrated Librarians:

Don't Judge a Book by Its Cover (http://www.judgeabook.blogspot.com/)

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A Bride for Lord Challmond
(http://bp0.blogger.com/_X2YpBDWHkYo/RizA9GUuITI/AAAAAAAAAEU/IFX5KeApfwA/s400/A+Bride+for+Lord+Challmond)

I don't think Lord Challmond is going to need a bride, seeing as he's got no penis. I think this title will be going to a distant nephew. But who'd wanna pass on these genes, anyway? If Quentin Tarrantino and Jay Leno had a child, this is what he'd look like.
She looks rather happy, though. Probably thinking, "Whew, I'll never have to do my wifely duty, seeing as my husband lacks the proper equipment."
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More fun where that came from!

der Brucer
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 13, 2007, 01:21:28 AM
A kosher pet lover's shopping home:

Chewish Toys / Treats for Dogs & Cats
 (http://www.jewishbazaar.com/BAZAAR/DogCatToys.HTM)

Such fun for Dylan and Toby:

Doggie Draydel Dog toy
Trayf Pig Dog toy

der Brucer
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Post by: singdaw on May 13, 2007, 01:30:40 AM
(http://www.lostwackys.com/images/ans1/snot-4.jpg)
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Post by: George on May 13, 2007, 02:13:07 AM
A Very Happy HHW Birthday to La Jolie Femme!!
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Post by: Tomovoz on May 13, 2007, 02:14:24 AM
Happy Mothers' Day to appropriate DRs.
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Post by: singdaw on May 13, 2007, 03:03:57 AM
Why thank you, dear DR Tomovoz...how did you know?  :)
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Post by: singdaw on May 13, 2007, 03:05:57 AM
Among DR JoseSPiano's purchases yesterday:
(http://www.fashionfotos.com/fashion_show.jpg)
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Post by: singdaw on May 13, 2007, 03:06:41 AM
Well, off to get ready for church!

Smooches, kids-
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Post by: Edisaurus on May 13, 2007, 04:05:45 AM
DR Jose, you didn't happen to spot any evil-doers using my credit cards at Macy's, did you? Or a nice yellow leather wallet? (Note to self---don't buy another yellow wallet. Too easy to spot and grab in a black purse!)
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 13, 2007, 05:23:12 AM
Good morning, all!  I was up too late watching UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS and I am quite groggy.  I watched the first two episodes of Season 3, which are about Lady Marjorie sailing on the Titanic.  I think the series holds up amazingly well, and the cast is amazing in retrospect: the regular cast, especially the character people, is quite wonderful, and there have been guest shots by Georgia Brown, David Kernan, Jane Carr, and Cathleen Nesbitt so far.  In the episode about the brothers of Hudson and Mr Bellamy, Hudson's sister-in-law was played by Marcia Ashton who played Sister Ecclesia in the original cast and Chichester revival of Sandy Wilson's wonderful VALMOUTH.

Today, off to Toyland for a few hours, and back for more UPSTAIRS.  I have no idea what other events will come up, but I hope it's a quiet day.
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 13, 2007, 05:26:17 AM
DR ELMORE - my guess is YES when you are talking to Issy you are talking to yourself.
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 13, 2007, 05:27:01 AM
DR LAURA - I loved the talent show picture.  I love doing shows with kids....they have such fun!  And the audience usually enjoys them, too.  And so many CAMCORDERS I have never seen!!
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 13, 2007, 05:27:24 AM
Happy Mother's Day to those who are such, have such, or practice such.
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 13, 2007, 05:27:42 AM
DR FRANCOIS thanks for all the beautiful music links yesterday.
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Post by: FJL on May 13, 2007, 05:41:54 AM
It's Mother's Day, and around these parts, that means lobster for Mom.

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Post by: FJL on May 13, 2007, 05:42:19 AM
Happy birthday to Julieanne!
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Post by: FJL on May 13, 2007, 05:44:32 AM
Anyone want to bet that years from now, the Post office will renege on the "forever" nature of those "forever" stamps that are expected to be good forever?
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 13, 2007, 05:57:14 AM
Anyone want to bet that years from now, the Post office will renege on the "forever" nature of those "forever" stamps that are expected to be good forever?

That's a sure thing....either that or the adhesive will dissolve in about 28 months.  :P
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 13, 2007, 05:57:30 AM
Another happy birthday wish to JULIEANNA POGUE.
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Post by: Danise on May 13, 2007, 05:58:14 AM
Good morning all!  

Mom was in rare form last night.  She was giving the nurse what for and make it clear that she wants to go home.  

As bad as thet sounds I think that is a good sign that she is her old self.    The meak and mild verson was scaring me.

I also think that my being here is what is helping.  She looks different from the person I saw when I drove down on Friday night.

Happy Mothers day to all of the Moms!  
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Post by: Danise on May 13, 2007, 06:00:25 AM
Happy birthday wishes to Dear ReaderJ Julieanna Pogue!

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Post by: FJL on May 13, 2007, 06:02:35 AM
Continued strength vibes to Danise and family
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Post by: FJL on May 13, 2007, 06:02:49 AM
And one for Mothers everywhere
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 13, 2007, 06:03:25 AM
Morning, DR DANISE!!  Vibes for ya!
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 13, 2007, 06:04:23 AM
Good morning, DR Danise! I hope this day will be a wonderful one for you and your mother.
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Birthday Greetings to La Jolie Femme !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Danise on May 13, 2007, 06:07:16 AM
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DR Danise, have they given you any brochures on the dying process?  Ask if they have any and read up on it, it will tell you all the signs and prepare you.  I hope for your mother's sake it's a quick decline and death.  If I sound callous and harsh, I don't mean to.  I feel the better prepared you are, the easier it will happen.  And then, like me, you'll mourn.  For a long time.

I send hugs, affecton, support, everything but myself.


I have read the brochures but in Mom's case, they won't really help.  If that thing on her heart breaks, that's it.  It will happen so fast that she could be dead in mid sentance.

I understand what you mean about the quick death.  If Mom is going to be that person I saw on Friday night, I hope for it to be quick  and painless as possible as well.  

And I am totaly disappointed that you send everything but yourself.  That's the most important part!   :D   ;)
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Post by: Danise on May 13, 2007, 06:08:26 AM
Good morning, Jrand and Elmore!
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Post by: Danise on May 13, 2007, 06:18:45 AM
In the middle of the night I got up to give Mom a drink of water and I asked her if she knew who I was, she said I was her mother.  I didn't correct her, I just told her to go back to sleep and I gave her the stuffed dog to keep her company.  She smiled a big smile when I did that.

The stuffed dog is the one I bought that night that we had dinner, DR Elmore .  The first time I went to NY.  Remember I went to the Toys-R-Us afterwards to ride the Ferris Wheel there.  There was a bin with black lab puppies.  I bought one to remember NY by.

As it turns out it looks just like Sheena (who I hope was very "neat" yesterday and today until I get there).
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 13, 2007, 06:20:01 AM
Continued prayers, Danise.
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Post by: Danise on May 13, 2007, 06:30:56 AM
Continued prayers, Danise.

Thank you, DRL.

I may have done something foolish.  I only have one email address for my half brother and he passed away about 3 years ago.  

I have no idea where his kids are or any of the other family since we were never close in any way, shape or form but I sent an email to that one address to let his wife know that Mom is dying.  

I have no way of knowing if she will receive that email or what she will do with it  if she receives it but at least I feel like I made the gesture.   The ball is in their park now.

So far, it hasn't bounced back.

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Post by: elmore3003 on May 13, 2007, 06:33:26 AM

And I am totaly disappointed that you send everything but yourself.  That's the most important part!   :D   ;)


Awww.  When this is all over, you will have to plan a trip North to visit us because of two reasons:
  1.  I'm always happier the further I am from the Equator, which is why I never visited my dad during his Florida sojourns
  2.  we Manhattan Hainsies and Kimlets will be even happier for seeing you again.

Until then, it's hugs and hopeful thoughts till I see you again.
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Post by: Danise on May 13, 2007, 06:46:01 AM
We need to go to the opera again!  I'll even let you pick it next time*








*Unless Michael Ball is doing another one!!  :)
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Post by: Edisaurus on May 13, 2007, 07:08:55 AM
It's Mother's Day, and around these parts, that means lobster for Mom.



Dang! I KNEW I should have had kids!
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Post by: Danise on May 13, 2007, 07:25:36 AM
I've never had lobster.  I never was much of a one for seafood.  
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Post by: Danise on May 13, 2007, 07:29:20 AM
Now you take your title of today--Snot.  Now you take your oysters.  If anything looks like snot--they do!  Why anyone would want to put one of those in their mouth is beyond me.  YUCK!!!!!

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Post by: Ginny on May 13, 2007, 07:29:55 AM
Mothers Day greetings!  DS Rob is feeling much better this morning and told me that my present from him was the chance yesterday to pamper him.  DH Richard brought me a 2-pound box of Fannie May chocolates from Chicago.

In a couple of hours, my mom and I will go to Music Hall for an afternoon concert by the Cincinnati Pops, with guest Bebe Neuwirth.  That's my present to her, along with another 2-pound box of Fannie May chocolates from DH Richard.

Continued hugs and vibes for DR Danise!  
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: Danise on May 13, 2007, 07:30:06 AM
Oysters = Sea Snot!
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Post by: Danise on May 13, 2007, 07:31:17 AM
Sounds like your going to have a wonderful, chocolate filled day, DR Ginny.  Enjoy!  :)
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Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2007, 07:32:46 AM
Good morning!

Lovely morning here and much cooler since we had that rain late yesterday. The evening was very pleasant, and this morning even more so. Highs in the high 70s today, but right now, it's cool enough to have doors and windows open, the attic fan running, and the house cooling down.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2007, 07:33:50 AM
Mother's Day greetings to all mothers here! Have a great day!
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Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2007, 07:36:29 AM
Today I want to finish up the remaining special features on APOCALYPTO (the rest of the making of documentary, a deleted scene, a running commentary track).

I did get that BRANDO biography off TCM yesterday, so I want to watch the first half of it today.

I have ARTHUR AND THE INVISIBLES I must watch, but then, before prime time starts tonight, I might be able to get to either a Tyrone Power film or THE LONG HOT SUMMER.
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: Danise on May 13, 2007, 07:38:25 AM
We're having problems with all of the smoke that's making it's way down from the North of Florida.  When I walk out to my car (Bonnie) there is ash all over her.  

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Post by: Danise on May 13, 2007, 07:43:07 AM
Thank you DR Matt for the wonderful Michael Ball clips!

If you look a the one where he sings "This in the Moment" while he is in Salt Lake City, that's one of two concerts he gave and I got to attend.   I think I made a comment with my DofB5 name.
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Post by: Edisaurus on May 13, 2007, 07:49:04 AM
Oysters = Sea Snot!

I agree with you Danise, and I also feel the same way about sea urchin!
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Post by: Edisaurus on May 13, 2007, 07:50:53 AM
But as far as I'm concerned, a good lob is the food of the gods.

I had one in Mass.---Peter and I made a special trip to an out-of-the-way place that he loves for clams (with bellies) and a big lobster. Yummmm!
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Post by: Edisaurus on May 13, 2007, 07:51:35 AM
Peter also introduced me to another type of seafood I'd never had: pufferfish. Yummm again!
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Post by: Edisaurus on May 13, 2007, 07:55:52 AM
Looking at the responses to yesterday's TOD, I am once again reminded how little I know about the musical theatre repertoire, and how much my knowledge is enriched by those in this community, especially DR Elmore!
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Post by: Edisaurus on May 13, 2007, 07:57:30 AM
Danise, I'm so glad you are able to spend Mother's Day with your Mom. I hope she will be able to stay the "old" mom while she's with us!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2007, 07:58:12 AM
Good Morning!

Well... The dang car alarm only went off about five or six times last night... And I believe there were a few times it was intentionally set off - I could hear people laughing before and after it started a few times.  In any case...

I slept rather well, and I got a full eight hours more or less.  I'm up.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2007, 07:58:34 AM
Happy Mother's Day!!!!!!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2007, 07:58:55 AM
Happy Birthday, DR La Jolie Femme!!!!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2007, 08:06:07 AM
And speaking of Mother's Day...

I just called my own mother to say, "Hello," and to pass on the greetings of the day.  Well, as expected, true to form, the phone call was short.  Although, not short enough that I wasn't given a good amount of grief and guilt for not heading down there this weekend.  But...

I did find out that their current house is currently empty.  Any stray boxes I may have had down there are currently in the new house in Richmond.  And they close on the 26th.  Now I just need to find out what each of them decided in regards to their retirement and whether or not they'll be living somewhere temporarily in the DC area, or if they're going to go ahead and settle down in Richmond now.  -I have a sense they're going to hang out in the DC area for a couple more weeks, if not months.  -My mom's full retirement benefits kick in in July, I believe.  And, heck, my brother's Don and Michael have nice houses with an extra room.  ;)

In any case... It's nice to know she's still concerned and cares about me.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2007, 08:07:29 AM
DR Danise - It sounds like with you being there, that your Mom is already having a wonderful Mother's Day.

:)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2007, 08:08:44 AM
DR singdaw - Those were not what I bought.  However, I believe that's what the thief who snatched DR edisaurus' wallet purchased.

OH!  But I did buy a pink shirt yesterday, the lemming that I am.
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Post by: Danise on May 13, 2007, 08:09:42 AM
Danise, I'm so glad you are able to spend Mother's Day with your Mom. I hope she will be able to stay the "old" mom while she's with us!

I hope so too!  She's very mixed up this morning and I wonder who she thinks I am when she looks at me.  Funny that she never asks for me and I sometimes wonder if she is mad at me.  The "real" Mom would be very mad for being in this place.  

I have to leave at about 2 to head up and see how the dogs are getting along.  My plan is to go into the back yard and call them through the doggie door.  My hope is that since they haven't seen me since Friday, Sheena may be so excited that she will dash through the doggie door (if she hasn't already learned it) to greet me.

I'll pack some work clothes and head back down in the early evening.  Now that I know where the express bus picks up down here in Sun City, I'm going to give it a try.  My new fear is that I'm going to get mixed up as to which bus I'm supost to catch in the afternoon and wind up at the wrong stop! ;D

If all is well at home, I'll just go to work from here until Wednesday and then I'll stay with Mom about an hour or so before I head back up and I'll stay home that night and Thursday.  Then on Friday, I'll do the weekend thing again and head back up to the house at about 2 next Sunday.
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Post by: Danise on May 13, 2007, 08:10:17 AM
DR Danise - It sounds like with you being there, that your Mom is already having a wonderful Mother's Day.

:)

I hope so, Jose.  
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Post by: Danise on May 13, 2007, 08:11:40 AM
Congrats on the new clothes and sheets, DR Jose.  I've been buying cheap T-shirts to wear since I don't have time to do laundry.  Maybe on Thursday night when I'm home I can get a load or two done.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2007, 08:12:34 AM
Heading down now to take care of a few household things, and then I'll start fixing lunch.

I've got the usual Sunday chores to do, too, i.e. laundry, cleaning my bathroom, etc.

WBBL.
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Post by: Danise on May 13, 2007, 08:12:44 AM
Did I miss that that it was Ann and Jeb's wedding day yesterday?  If so I wish them every kind of happyness.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2007, 08:12:56 AM
Well...

My roommates and I were thinking about heading out somewhere for brunch... Then we remembered it was Mother's Day, so...  God knows what the lines look right now on the Upper West Side.  Although, we may all head to the Park later too.  Or not. Or...   -Guess I need some coffee.  ;)
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Post by: Miss Karen on May 13, 2007, 08:13:10 AM

But as far as I'm concerned, a good lob is the food of the gods.
I had one in Mass.


So it's true, Catholics do have more fun -- I'll convert, so I can go to that church!  
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 13, 2007, 08:13:35 AM
DR Danise, how far is it from home to the hospice?
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 13, 2007, 08:14:21 AM
I have no idea what Mother's Day festivities my dear children have planned for today.
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Post by: Miss Karen on May 13, 2007, 08:15:41 AM

OH!  But I did buy a pink shirt yesterday, the lemming that I am.

DR MusicGuy will be pleased (or envious)...
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2007, 08:16:54 AM
DR DearReaderLaura - Lovely talent show pics.  Lovely children.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2007, 08:19:31 AM
DR George - As for the vocal selections to Avenue Q...  Maybe you got lucky and ended up buying the new songbook.  There are two versions out there.  The original, plus one that has fewer songs, but has the actual piano rehearsal score arrangements of the songs.  Aida and Wicked also have this option.  In any case, I hope you purchased a supplement rather than a duplicate.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2007, 08:20:25 AM
DR Ginny - Enjoy the chocolates!
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Post by: Miss Karen on May 13, 2007, 08:21:29 AM
Happy Mom's Day --- and still a Happy Day to all even if you're snot...

gotta scram...
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2007, 08:21:36 AM
It sounds like BK had TONS of SNOT last night whilst dining at The French Market.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2007, 08:22:11 AM
And speaking of dining, I need to forage for some sustenance myself...

Laters...
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Post by: Danise on May 13, 2007, 08:22:38 AM
DR Danise, how far is it from home to the hospice?

Approx 24 miles one way
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 13, 2007, 08:24:15 AM
My, how things are different in different places. That would be considered a typical commute out here. I just looked on mapquest, and from one end of town to the other (Buckeye to Apache Junction), it is 71 miles.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 13, 2007, 08:28:17 AM
So I guess I am quite fortunate that I commute about a quarter of a mile to my office. My DH goes about four.
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Post by: Danise on May 13, 2007, 08:31:01 AM
So it's true, Catholics do have more fun -- I'll convert, so I can go to that church!  

Well folks,  I have to tell you that a female Catholic person was here.  I don't know what she was but she wanted to say a prayer over Mom and for me.  She asked if I'd take a wafer--I'm never comfortable about that sort of thing but I said yes.

I've always felt that if I set foot in a church it would fall down around me.  I was amazed when it didn't when I visited the Morman temple in SLC.  :D

Anyway, I have my very first holy wafer and it didn't burn my mouth.  I always wondered what they tasted like.    Kinda blah.  

Reminds me of when I saw the movie "Dracula" and a non Catholic  friend asked me what it was that Van Helsing was breaking up and putting around him in a circle.  I told her they were like Holy Crackers-made by nuns.   ;) :D
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 13, 2007, 08:31:29 AM
Well, I suppose I should start thinking about getting prepared to get ready for church.
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Post by: Danise on May 13, 2007, 08:33:20 AM
My, how things are different in different places. That would be considered a typical commute out here. I just looked on mapquest, and from one end of town to the other (Buckeye to Apache Junction), it is 71 miles.

I guess I'm spoiled because I ride the bus.  You have to remember that I used to put under 5 miles a week on Bonnie.  I've put over a thousand in just the past 2-3 weeks.  That's quite a jump for me.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 13, 2007, 08:36:38 AM
I guess I'm spoiled because I ride the bus.  You have to remember that I used to put under 5 miles a week on Bonnie.  I've put over a thousand in just the past 2-3 weeks.  That's quite a jump for me.

Oh, I know. Our bus system is not convenient at all. The nearest bus stop is a half-mile away, and the buses come every half-hour on some routes, or many routes it is once an hour. That's why we all drive out here.
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Post by: Danise on May 13, 2007, 08:42:24 AM
Oh, I know. Our bus system is not convenient at all. The nearest bus stop is a half-mile away, and the buses come every half-hour on some routes, or many routes it is once an hour. That's why we all drive out here.

Wow, every half hour--that would be great!  

The express buses only have 2 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon.  If you miss that last bus then your stuck with no way out of Dodge.
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Post by: Danise on May 13, 2007, 08:45:22 AM
I keep losing the signal and have to sign back on.  I think it might be because the nurse was kind enough to bring in a very comfortable recliner for me to sit in that rocks.  When I dip below the window, I lose the signal.  

But it is a very comfortable recliner.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 13, 2007, 08:45:36 AM
That's not the express buses -- that's the regular route. And it can be a very long wait making connections when it is over 110F.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 13, 2007, 08:46:19 AM
Maybe you can catch up on some rest in that very comfortable recliner today.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 13, 2007, 08:47:37 AM
I am still thinking about getting prepared to get ready to go.
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Post by: FJL on May 13, 2007, 08:48:21 AM
And one for lobster (but no oysters)
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Post by: Ginny on May 13, 2007, 09:02:12 AM
Approx 24 miles one way

That's my daily commute to work.  And it's one of the things that's getting most wearisome and that I will not miss when I retire.
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Post by: Ginny on May 13, 2007, 09:04:06 AM
Funny how several people have commented on my chocolates, but no one has mentioned Bebe Neuwirth.  What should I make of that?
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 13, 2007, 09:07:33 AM
I have never had a raw oyster but I sure love 'em fried and in a stew.  I must assure you, they do not taste like today's headline.

I have returned from my most dangerous trek to Toyland and survived the ordeal.  I need to work on some of the guidelines, which I find an ordeal of the highest disorder.

My neighbor was dressing Ms Neuwirth recently in CHICAGO.  She's a really mean bitch, but that's been the gossip for years.
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 13, 2007, 09:08:04 AM
Funny how several people have commented on my chocolates, but no one has mentioned Bebe Neuwirth.  What should I make of that?

I just did.
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2007, 09:21:16 AM
Good Afternoon!

Brunch Report - Scrambled Eggs, Turkey Bacon and a Multi-Grain English Muffin, Coffee (black)
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2007, 09:22:04 AM
Funny how several people have commented on my chocolates, but no one has mentioned Bebe Neuwirth.  What should I make of that?

Well...  I meant to ask if you know what she'll be singing?
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: Ginny on May 13, 2007, 09:22:05 AM
...
My neighbor was dressing Ms Neuwirth recently in CHICAGO.  She's a really mean bitch, but that's been the gossip for years.

I suspected as much, but will try not to think about it during today's performance.
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: Ginny on May 13, 2007, 09:23:18 AM
Well...  I meant to ask if you know what she'll be singing?

The title of the show is "Vamps," so that may provide some indications.  I'll have a full report when I return.

Bye for now!
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2007, 09:43:32 AM
The title of the show is "Vamps," so that may provide some indications.  I'll have a full report when I return.

Bye for now!

:)

So... Now I'm envisioning - or rather "en-listening" a whole concert of the opening vamp to "All That Jazz".  Those two measures over and over and over and over... (Ah, how, appropriate, and indirect Kander & Ebb reference.)

vamp till ready
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2007, 09:44:53 AM
OK - I need to clean up the kitchen, as well as straighten up my bedroom...

Laters...
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: elmore3003 on May 13, 2007, 09:46:57 AM
The title of the show is "Vamps," so that may provide some indications.  I'll have a full report when I return.

Bye for now!

I suspect she'll do some of her Kurt Weill act; Don Sebesky orchestrated some of the numbers for full orchestra, and the copyists I work with on BABES IN TOYLAND did the copying.

If you haven't seen this site, it's quite wonderful for a musical theatre education:

http://www.bluegobo.com/

Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: TCB on May 13, 2007, 10:00:13 AM
Thanks for all the YourTube, Anthony Warlow clips.  I also watched the Robert Cuccioli version of "This Is The Moment."  I enjoyed both versions, and I see no reason to pick one over the other.  I was wondering where the Cuccioli version was filmed.  Was that from the Tony Awards?  "This Is The Moment" was probably the only moment that I truly loved when I saw the show on Broadway.

My friends, Sharry and Micheal, who saw the first pre-Broadway tour, the third pre-Broadway tour, and the Broadway production all claim it was a better show during the first tour.  All I can say is that I hope so.
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: FJL on May 13, 2007, 10:01:32 AM
Mom and Dad could arrive any minute.  Brother will be arriving about 2, assuming he allows time for traffic.  :)
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: TCB on May 13, 2007, 10:06:44 AM
[size=8]Happy Mother's Day![/size]
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And Happy Birthday, La Jolie Femme.
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: TCB on May 13, 2007, 10:11:28 AM
Funny how several people have commented on my chocolates, but no one has mentioned Bebe Neuwirth.  What should I make of that?


I would rather eat chocolate
.
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: TCB on May 13, 2007, 10:36:53 AM
My, my, George; you are up rather early.
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: TCB on May 13, 2007, 10:43:00 AM
Thank you again, elmore, for posting the website address for Blue Gobo, I always forget it is there.  And my favorite Gobo clip is Michael Jeter and the WSMA in "We'll Take a Glass Together."


http://www.bluegobo.com/video/_production.php?var=10091



Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: TCB on May 13, 2007, 10:56:11 AM
Well, Tom, why don't you post for a change?
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: TCB on May 13, 2007, 10:56:41 AM
Well, Tom, why don't you post for a change?

What a great idea!


Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: TCB on May 13, 2007, 10:58:04 AM
What a great idea!





You call that a post?
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: bk on May 13, 2007, 10:59:09 AM
I'm up, I'm up.  I was quite lazy this morning.  I'd gotten up pretty early to blow my nose a few times, but I went back to bed and managed to sleep until about nine-thirty.  I think these new pills are working better.
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: TCB on May 13, 2007, 10:59:41 AM
You call that a post?


Sorry!  Okay, this afternoon I am going to see THE FULL MONTY.  I am sitting in the front row.  However, they told me that I couldn't bring my binoculars.  Oh well!




Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: MusicGuy on May 13, 2007, 11:00:19 AM

OH!  But I did buy a pink shirt yesterday, the lemming that I am.

Dear DR Jose...... You have moved higher into the pantheon of rarified air.  And you obviously have had an increased leap in taste and cute-i-tude!  Pink should look great on you.......

.........or draped over a chair.........

....................or tossed on a park bench.......... :D ;)
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: MusicGuy on May 13, 2007, 11:01:15 AM

Very Happy Birthday wishes to the Dame Pogue today .......
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2007, 11:01:57 AM
Good Afternoon!

What to do... What to do...
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: MusicGuy on May 13, 2007, 11:02:06 AM

A Happy Mother's day to everyone who qualifies...... and it isn't always gender specific !  Just ask my dog Sugar!
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: bk on May 13, 2007, 11:02:26 AM
Uh... my mother... what is the phrase?  She isn't quite herself today.
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: bk on May 13, 2007, 11:02:43 AM
Uh... a boy's best friend is his mother.
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2007, 11:03:01 AM
Sorry!  Okay, this afternoon I am going to see THE FULL MONTY.  I am sitting in the front row.  However, they told me that I couldn't bring my binoculars.  Oh well!



And for his next selection, DR TCB will recite from... ;)

Enjoy The Full Monty!  With or without the binoculars.
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: bk on May 13, 2007, 11:03:16 AM
My mother in one of those places?  But... she's harmless.  She's as harmless as one of these stuffed birds.
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: MusicGuy on May 13, 2007, 11:03:36 AM
Good Afternoon!

What to do... What to do...

Put on your Sunday clothes
and stroll to Central Park,
Put on a smile and
have your picture took.....
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2007, 11:04:26 AM
Dear DR Jose...... You have moved higher into the pantheon of rarified air.  And you obviously have had an increased leap in taste and cute-i-tude!  Pink should look great on you.......

.........or draped over a chair.........

....................or tossed on a park bench.......... :D ;)

Well...  I like uniforms, but only fake ones.

::)

 :o


Or something like that.  ???
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Post by: George on May 13, 2007, 11:04:37 AM
DR George - As for the vocal selections to Avenue Q...  Maybe you got lucky and ended up buying the new songbook.  There are two versions out there.  The original, plus one that has fewer songs, but has the actual piano rehearsal score arrangements of the songs.  Aida and Wicked also have this option.  In any case, I hope you purchased a supplement rather than a duplicate.

Thanks for the info.  I didn't realize that there were two different versions.  It turns out that I got the 196 page "piano/vocal selections (http://www.amazon.com/Avenue-Musical-Piano-Vocal-arrangement/dp/0634079190/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2/102-3762568-1656134?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1179078920&sr=1-2)" that puts the melody in the piano part.  I glanced through the songbooks that I own and have access to and didn't see any other version, so maybe I didn't actually get it before.  Now that I know that there are two versions, I just might get the other one, anyway. :)
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2007, 11:04:55 AM
Put on your Sunday clothes
and stroll to Central Park,
Put on a smile and
have your picture took.....

I'm thinkin'... I'm thinkin'...
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: George on May 13, 2007, 11:05:37 AM
And a Very Happy Mothers Day to all Mothers and Mothers-by-Proxy!

;D
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: TCB on May 13, 2007, 11:07:47 AM
And for his next selection, DR TCB will recite from... ;)

Enjoy The Full Monty!  With or without the binoculars.


It is supposed to be a very good production (eat your heart out, George).

Thank you for the e-mail, Jose.  That would be a terrific idea, or actually ideas.  If you could check that out for me, I would appreiate it.

I never  knew you could do that with a guy!
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: MusicGuy on May 13, 2007, 11:08:10 AM

And a very Happy Mother's Day to the GRANDE MENSCH hisself !!  You keep a good eye on all of your hainsies and kimlets, you let us play here in Living Room, you hand out a bitch-slap when a H/K acts up, and you provide a fertile ground for friendships and trysts and assignations.

Maybe it would be more appropriate to wish you a HAPPY YENTA's DAY ! ;)
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2007, 11:08:16 AM
And speaking of pink shirts...  Sort of...

Is purple totally out this year?  I look good in purple, a good deep, almost looks like it's royal blue purple, but I can't seem to track down a purple shirt other than a t-shirt.  *And the Ralph Lauren line this season has a yellow undertone to it, which makes me look sallow.

-And most of the reds I tried on yesterday, were more like brick red rather a more jewel-like tone.  What gives?






*Can you tell I had my colors done a few years ago. ;)
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2007, 11:09:30 AM
It is supposed to be a very good production (eat your heart out, George).

Thank you for the e-mail, Jose.  That would be a terrific idea, or actually ideas.  If you could check that out for me, I would appreiate it.

I never  knew you could do that with a guy!


Just goes to show, you can teach an old dog new tricks.  Or at least trick with an old dog.

 :-*
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2007, 11:09:46 AM
Did I really just say that?


;D
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: George on May 13, 2007, 11:10:20 AM
My, my, George; you are up rather early.

Actually, I should be in the shower now.  I have to work concessions for a local ballet performance.  I have to be there at noon but I also need to get gas before I get down there or I won't make it! :o

But first I must ketchup on my HHW!! ;)
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: elmore3003 on May 13, 2007, 11:11:24 AM
BK, I faxed the music twice! I wasn't sure it went through the first time because I didn't hear our fax chirping at the other one.  
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: George on May 13, 2007, 11:14:26 AM
It is supposed to be a very good production (eat your heart out, George).

I am so jealous! :D
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: TCB on May 13, 2007, 11:14:26 AM
And speaking of pink shirts...  Sort of...

Is purple totally out this year?  I look good in purple, a good deep, almost looks like it's royal blue purple, but I can't seem to track down a purple shirt other than a t-shirt.  *And the Ralph Lauren line this season has a yellow undertone to it, which makes me look sallow.


Oh Jose, I have never thought of you as shallow, really.  Oh, sallow!  Sorry.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2007, 11:14:46 AM
BK, I faxed the music twice! I wasn't sure it went through the first time because I didn't hear our fax chirping at the other one.  

What music?

;D
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: George on May 13, 2007, 11:15:21 AM
And now, I'm off to the ballet.  After that, I'm going to my parents' house for Mother's Day.  Have a good day, all!
Title: Yea for purple....
Post by: MusicGuy on May 13, 2007, 11:15:51 AM

I heartily recommend the various shades of purple also....it's my second favorite shirt color!... 8)
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2007, 11:16:52 AM
Oh Jose, I have never thought of you as shallow, really.  Oh, sallow!  Sorry.

So, is this a community theatre production of The Full Monty you will be seeing this afternoon?  <puff, puff>
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: TCB on May 13, 2007, 11:19:32 AM
So, is this a community theatre production of The Full Monty you will be seeing this afternoon?  <puff, puff>

Yes, I am afraid so.  I know several of the people in the cast.
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: elmore3003 on May 13, 2007, 11:20:58 AM
Yes, I am afraid so.  I know several of the people in the cast.

Intimately?
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2007, 11:21:08 AM
OK...

Well, I think I'm just gonna head out of the apartment and see where my feet take me.  I do have some shopping I should do for my nieces and nephews - my goddaughter's first birthday was two weeks ago, and my nephew, John Michael, had his First Communion yesterday.

So, DR elmore, I may end up in your 'hood by default.  Call me on my cell if you'd like a rice pudding delivery from Artie's later on.
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: TCB on May 13, 2007, 11:21:09 AM
Yes, I am afraid so.  I know several of the people in the cast.


Actually one of the cast members I would just as soon yell, "Put it back on!"
Title: Re:Yea for purple....
Post by: TCB on May 13, 2007, 11:21:51 AM

I heartily recommend the various shades of purple also....it's my second favorite shirt color!... 8)


Damn!  Check out the hunk.
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2007, 11:22:15 AM
Yes, I am afraid so.  I know several of the people in the cast.

So, do you think they'll have to turn off the A/C in the theatre for the last half of the show so that it's not too cold on stage?
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2007, 11:23:04 AM
OH..

BK - Are you sure you don't have a cold?  Tis the season for spring colds.
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2007, 11:23:24 AM
OK..

Now, I'm going...

Laters...
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 13, 2007, 11:23:52 AM
Well, I suppose I should start thinking about getting prepared to get ready for church.
I should start thinking about getting prepared to get ready for church.
I should be thinking about getting prepared to get ready for church.
I should consider stop thinking about getting prepared to get ready for church.
I should stop thinking about getting prepared to get ready for church.
I should be getting prepared to get ready for church.
I should be prepared to get ready for church.
I should get ready for church.
I should start thinking about getter prepared to leave for church
Et cetera, et cetera, and so forth

So many posts, so little time.

der Brucer
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: TCB on May 13, 2007, 11:24:20 AM
So, do you think they'll have to turn off the A/C in the theatre for the last half of the show so that it's not too cold on stage?


Actually, I am thinking of highjcking the light booth for the final five minutes of the show.
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: bk on May 13, 2007, 11:24:32 AM
elmore did a beautiful thing - a high school teacher had e-mailed me asking if his graduating class could sing Time To Go from Stages - apparently they love the song.  I went into storage and went through every single box and couldn't find any of the Stages music, so I asked elmore if he'd do up a lead sheet for them and he did and Jose was kind enough to go over it.  And they are so THRILLED - I'm going to ask him to record it and send it to me.
Title: Re:Yea for purple....
Post by: MusicGuy on May 13, 2007, 11:24:42 AM
Damn!  Check out the hunk.

mucho thanks, dear TCB....(blush... 8))
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: TCB on May 13, 2007, 11:27:11 AM
Intimately?


Actually, I have shared a dressing room with the only one of the guys of which I am good friends.  But Hell, he has never minded showing off his monty to anyone.
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: MusicGuy on May 13, 2007, 11:28:49 AM
elmore did a beautiful thing - a high school teacher had e-mailed me asking if his graduating class could sing Time To Go from Stages - apparently they love the song.  I went into storage and went through every single box and couldn't find any of the Stages music, so I asked elmore if he'd do up a lead sheet for them and he did and Jose was kind enough to go over it.  And they are so THRILLED - I'm going to ask him to record it and send it to me.

Dear BK .... that was a genuinely lovely thing that you all did, and for a teacher out of your past .... it's a very sweet way to pay tribute to someone who has taught you.

You better be careful.....folks will figure out what a sweet man you are inside! ::)
Title: Re:Yea for purple....
Post by: TCB on May 13, 2007, 11:29:21 AM
mucho thanks, dear TCB....(blush... 8))


And you will notice that I made no mention of your ability to play the organ.

Oops (spoo), I just did.
Title: Re:Yea for purple....
Post by: MusicGuy on May 13, 2007, 11:32:10 AM
And you will notice that I made no mention of your ability to play the organ.

Oops (spoo), I just did.

GGGrrrrrrrrr... bad Tom.... bad Tom.... :o
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: MusicGuy on May 13, 2007, 11:36:10 AM

Well collected lovelies and studlies --- I think I'll put on something either pink or purple, and venture out into the day.  Grab a bite to eat, and see a movie in the afternoon with a few friends.

to quote the precocious and naughty Philipino......

laters !
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: Danise on May 13, 2007, 12:24:45 PM
Sheena--Queen of the dog door!  

She was in the yard when I came home and by the time I had the key in the door, she was inside!!!

All hail Sheena!!!!!  ;D ;)
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: Danise on May 13, 2007, 12:26:16 PM
elmore did a beautiful thing - a high school teacher had e-mailed me asking if his graduating class could sing Time To Go from Stages - apparently they love the song.  I went into storage and went through every single box and couldn't find any of the Stages music, so I asked elmore if he'd do up a lead sheet for them and he did and Jose was kind enough to go over it.  And they are so THRILLED - I'm going to ask him to record it and send it to me.

Elmore, you are just too too for words.   :-*
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: Danise on May 13, 2007, 12:28:30 PM
Mom isn't eating very well and the keep sending over trays of real food just ground up a little bit.  I've thought that maybe babyfood is the answer and have bought her a couple of jars just to test it out....


I also thought that maybe instead of shoving pills down her thoat, maybe a little prune juice would make things move along......
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: Danise on May 13, 2007, 12:29:33 PM
It's raining here in Seffner and I'm glad I'm here with the dogs.  Bear gets so scared when it thunders.  

It was high and dry in Sun City when I left.
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: elmore3003 on May 13, 2007, 12:40:51 PM
Elmore, you are just too too for words.   :-*

No, I'm just so so, but I appreciae the compliment.

If you all knew how much I detest transcribing something and how poorly I do it, then you could truly appreciate how wonderfully DR Jose helped me out.  His ear, along with those Russian hands, is amazing.  I would never have had the correct chords as quickly if it weren't for him.  I'm quite honored to have made such good friends as I have on this site.

Who'da thunk it?
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: Jennifer on May 13, 2007, 12:46:25 PM
Happy Mother's Day!

Lots on tv tonight.  I will watch the SURVIVOR finale. And record the DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES finale.

It sort of sucks that they are both on at the same time. I'll be curious to see what the ratings will be like.
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: bk on May 13, 2007, 01:20:16 PM
Dear BK .... that was a genuinely lovely thing that you all did, and for a teacher out of your past .... it's a very sweet way to pay tribute to someone who has taught you.

You better be careful.....folks will figure out what a sweet man you are inside! ::)

Actually, I don't know the teacher at all - he wrote me out of the blue.  He's a huge fan of Stages, ever since the LP came out, and he played it for the students and they, according to him, all loved it and wanted to do it.  I was very touched.
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: bk on May 13, 2007, 01:20:39 PM
In honor of Mother's Day, I had a piece of coconut cream pie.
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: bk on May 13, 2007, 01:21:10 PM
Will we never get to page seven?  You'd think it was a Mother's Day or something.

I think we all go a little mad sometimes, don't you?
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2007, 01:22:05 PM
elmore did a beautiful thing - a high school teacher had e-mailed me asking if his graduating class could sing Time To Go from Stages - apparently they love the song.  I went into storage and went through every single box and couldn't find any of the Stages music, so I asked elmore if he'd do up a lead sheet for them and he did and Jose was kind enough to go over it.  And they are so THRILLED - I'm going to ask him to record it and send it to me.

There are some very sweet and generous people at HHW I've found out time and again over the years here. You've named two of them.
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2007, 01:23:31 PM
Will we never get to page seven?  You'd think it was a Mother's Day or something.



In just a few minutes.
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2007, 01:26:15 PM
I started my afternoon of viewing with the remainder of the "making of" documentary for APOCALYTO. Could have had a lot more to it especially involving casting, coming up with the Mayan translation of the script and teaching it to the actors, etc.
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2007, 01:26:53 PM
There was also one brief little deleted scene that's included on the DVD, but it's about 30 seconds long, hardly worth including.
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2007, 01:28:25 PM
And then I listened to the commentary with Mel Gibson and his co-wrter/producer Farhad Safinia. They have a very easygoing conversation that's kind of a pleasure to listen to after the hyped-up tension of the piece itself.
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2007, 01:29:59 PM
Next I watched the first half of the Brando documentary. Glad I saw it, but I was disappointed that the various speakers and producers skipped all his work between ON THE WATERFRONT and ONE EYED JACKS. That's quite a few films that didn't even merit a mention.
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2007, 01:31:10 PM
I next put in ARTHUR AND THE INVISIBLES, a kind of modern day ALICE IN WONDERLAND as a young boy gets shrunk down to miniature size to hunt for some rubies buried by his grandfather so he and his grandmother won't be turned out of their house.

I only got about a half hour in before sleep began to overtake me.
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2007, 01:31:54 PM
It wasn't the film that put me to sleep. I had a large lunch, and with the cool temperatures and the quiet Sunday afternoon, it was so easy to slip into a nap which I most agreeably did.
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2007, 02:03:37 PM
I did get the laundry done and clothes folded, so I have my bathroom to clean next, and then it'll be back to continue viewing for the day.

WBBL.
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 13, 2007, 02:11:20 PM
Danise, a small congregation in Arizona is praying for you and your mother.
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: bk on May 13, 2007, 02:28:58 PM
Will we never get to page seven?
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: bk on May 13, 2007, 02:29:25 PM
Everyone's off taking the day, and brunching and generally just being a bunch of mothers.
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: bk on May 13, 2007, 02:30:05 PM
I picked up elmore's chart - lovely to look at, as always.  I think I only had to adjust about four chords, which were, admittedly, hard to hear on the recording.
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: bk on May 13, 2007, 02:30:17 PM
I am my own frenzy.
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: bk on May 13, 2007, 02:30:41 PM
I had eggs benedict for breakfast.  I wonder if I'll eat anything at my three o'clock?
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: bk on May 13, 2007, 02:30:55 PM
I think we need a frenzy or nine.
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: bk on May 13, 2007, 02:31:09 PM
Just in the nick of time - page seven.
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: bk on May 13, 2007, 02:32:00 PM
Welcome thirteen GUESTS.  I guess our GUESTS aren't out brunching and lunching and generally being a bunch of mothers.
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: Cillaliz on May 13, 2007, 03:13:36 PM
I finally finished ALL my laundry and put it all away. After my shopping trip yesterday, one part of my closet could belong to Elle Woods, lol.  Perhaps I should dye my hair blonde and get a little dog that fits in a purse
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: FJL on May 13, 2007, 03:14:14 PM
Had a lovely dinner.  My brother just left.
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: Cillaliz on May 13, 2007, 03:15:18 PM
It's been so nice to be home for 4 weekends in a row. I am really getting a lot done. One more and then I have to go to the lake for Memorial Day. There a wedding shower.
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: Cillaliz on May 13, 2007, 03:16:56 PM
Since I talk to my mom almost every day, she didnt' think it was necessary for met to drive up there for Mother's Day. I called her first thing and wished her a happy mo's day. She was pleased about that
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2007, 04:00:03 PM
Good Evening!

Today's trek:

Walked over to Broadway.
Took the 1 Train down to 103rd Street.
Walked down Broadway to 74th.
*I almost stood in the loooooooong line at Grom - the new gelato place - but decided to head on over to Levain instead.  Oh..
Walked over to Levain, picked up some dessert for tonight - we're having a mini "Survivor" finale gathering tonight here at the apartment.
Walked back up Broadway to 120th.
Hopped on the M 4 Bus.
Got off at 135th - only because the bus was heading back to the yard.  "Last stop!"
Walked up to 145th.
Bought a spicy pork tamale.
Walked back over to St. Nicholas.
And now I'm home.

:)

A truly gorgeous day, and just perfect for a stroll up and down the Upper West Side.
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Post by: Adriana Patti on May 13, 2007, 04:11:49 PM
For mothers day I went with my mother to view an exibit she has been wanting to see at the Armory, 145 N. Raymond Ave., Old Pasadena
March 25 May 13
Installations, mixed media, photography and more, exploring the relationship between artistic and medical world views.

It was small, but interesting.

I then treated her to In-N-out, which she enjoyed very much.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2007, 04:13:26 PM
Oh, and here's the website for Grom.  Apparently, the store just opened a few weeks ago - and they gave away free gelato!  How come I did not know about this?!?!?  -Well, apparently, the lines were about two hours deeps at times, so...

I actually passed it the other day, and had some of their Crema di Grom - basically vanilla with chocolate and crushed biscotti - and some of their Almond(!) Granita.  The gelato was very, very, very good.  And the almond granita was spectacular - it was like eating crushed, frozen, slushy almonds.

The pricing is a bit on the high side - a small(!) is just under $5.00, but from all accounts - my own included - it's well worth the splurge.

(http://www.grom.it/eng/images/logo.gif) (http://www.grom.it/eng/index.htm)

(http://www.grom.it/eng/images/newyork_new2.jpg)
(http://www.grom.it/eng/images/coppetta.jpg)(http://www.grom.it/eng/images/foto3.jpg)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2007, 04:14:14 PM

I then treated her to In-N-out, which she enjoyed very much.


Did you order on or off the menu?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2007, 04:15:22 PM
No, I'm just so so, but I appreciae the compliment.

If you all knew how much I detest transcribing something and how poorly I do it, then you could truly appreciate how wonderfully DR Jose helped me out.  His ear, along with those Russian hands, is amazing.  I would never have had the correct chords as quickly if it weren't for him.  I'm quite honored to have made such good friends as I have on this site.

Who'da thunk it?

You're most welcome.




Now, where's my margarita?!?!?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2007, 04:16:03 PM
I picked up elmore's chart - lovely to look at, as always.  I think I only had to adjust about four chords, which were, admittedly, hard to hear on the recording.

Whew!

;D
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Post by: singdaw on May 13, 2007, 04:19:27 PM
Hoo and Ray for Sheena, the Wonder Dog!!!

:)   :)
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Post by: Ben on May 13, 2007, 04:25:03 PM
Hey gang. I just caught up with yesterday. I won't try for today because dinner is almost ready. Just wanted to say HI!!!

Having a wonderful time. More later.

I'm wet from the pool.

Bye!
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 13, 2007, 04:27:03 PM
Glad to hear you are enjoying your vacation, Ben!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2007, 04:28:51 PM
DR Danise - Go Sheena!!!  :)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2007, 04:29:12 PM
Pet a dolphin for me, DR Ben.
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Post by: FJL on May 13, 2007, 04:29:35 PM
Mom and Dad are now headed back to Brooklyn.  
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Post by: FJL on May 13, 2007, 04:30:32 PM
Petting the dolphin - is that anything like jumping a shark?
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Post by: bk on May 13, 2007, 04:48:47 PM
We're still on page seven?  Just say no!
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Post by: bk on May 13, 2007, 04:50:30 PM
Had a lovelier than lovely meeting with The Party Animals folks.  Our next show is June 10 at the Avalon, which was formerly the El Capitan Theater on Vine, and also was formerly the Hollywood Palace, where Merv Griffin used to tape his show.  It's now quite a popular club and if this works out and draws big crowds for the two shows that day, then we may well have found our regular LA home.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2007, 04:51:21 PM
Here we go again... ???   -Well, I hope not.

Full Cast Expected Back in LoveMusik May 15 Following Canceled Performance (http://www.playbill.com/news/article/108040.html)
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Post by: DakotaCelt on May 13, 2007, 05:07:27 PM
And the word of the day is: ARGUS!

I just passed ARgus(ville) on the way to Fargo!
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Post by: DakotaCelt on May 13, 2007, 05:09:12 PM
Happy Birthday Julianne!!

I hope you have a lovely day full full of freinds, family and surprises!
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Post by: Ginny on May 13, 2007, 05:23:58 PM
Back from spending the afternoon and early evening with my mother.  We dropped DS Rob back at UC and then headed to Music Hall.  The first half was all orchestra:

Overture to Candide
Selections from West Side Story
March from The Longest Day
"Tears in Heaven" by Eric Clapton
Armed Forces Salute
"Battle Hymn of the Republic

Those last 5 numbers were preceeded by Maestro Kunzel's shameless plug for his conducting of the National Memorial Day Concert, 2 weeks from tonight, which we're all to watch on WCET, Channel 48, Cincinnati.

DRs Elmore and Jose were pretty much right about Bebe's line-up:

After the orchestra played the All That Jazz Overture, she came out and did:

"All That Jazz"
"Saga of Jenny" from Lady in the Dark
"I'm a Stranger Here Myself" from One Touch of Venus
"Razzle Dazzle" from Chicago
"Class" from Chicago which some of the Cincinnati blue-hairs sitting near us did NOT appreciate
"A Quiet Thing" from Flora, the Red Menace
"How Lucky Can You Get" from Funny Lady
"Je ne t'Aime Pas"
"Surabaya Johnny" from Happy End
"The World Goes 'Round" from And the World Goes 'Round

Her encore was "Ring Them Bells," which I saw performed by Liza Minnelli on the very same stage about 30 years ago.

There was absolutely NO RAPPORT between Miss Neuwirth and Maestro Kunzel.  When DH Richard and I saw Kristin Chenoweth with the Pops a couple of years ago, they had a real love affair going on, but there was no interaction at all today.  She was complaining of a cold, but I suspect she might have been experiencing some SW Ohio sinus difficulty.
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Post by: Danise on May 13, 2007, 05:24:11 PM
DR Jose, your just too too, too!   ;D
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 13, 2007, 05:30:25 PM

There was absolutely NO RAPPORT between Miss Neuwirth and Maestro Kunzel.  When DH Richard and I saw Kristin Chenoweth with the Pops a couple of years ago, they had a real love affair going on, but there was no interaction at all today.  She was complaining of a cold, but I suspect she might have been experiencing some SW Ohio sinus difficulty.


Ms Neuwirth has a love affair going on with nobody onstage; she's a tough cookie and mean as a snake.  Kunzel probably hated her.
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Post by: Cason on May 13, 2007, 05:46:21 PM
Had a lovelier than lovely meeting with The Party Animals folks.  Our next show is June 10 at the Avalon, which was formerly the El Capitan Theater on Vine, and also was formerly the Hollywood Palace, where Merv Griffin used to tape his show.  It's now quite a popular club and if this works out and draws big crowds for the two shows that day, then we may well have found our regular LA home.

And also is the club where a certain DR Cason works.
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Post by: Danise on May 13, 2007, 05:54:04 PM
I wish that things were different and I could say come on over and vist, DR Ben and DH Ant.  I would dearly love to see you both but since I'm not 100% sure as to where I'll be at any given moment......

Next time for sure!
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Post by: Danise on May 13, 2007, 06:02:32 PM
 M is for the million things she gave me.
 O means that she's only growing old.
 T is the tears she shed to save me
 H is for her heart of purest gold.
 E is for her eyes of love lights shining
 R means right and right she'll always be....


Put them all together they spell"MOTHER"--
The word that means the world to me!   :)


Happy Mothers Day!
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Post by: Danise on May 13, 2007, 06:03:19 PM
I sang us right on up to page 8!  Ain't that GREAT?
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Post by: Danise on May 13, 2007, 06:06:47 PM
After I made the "it's raining here" post.  It really started to pick up.  We had a couple of really loud cracks of lightning and the power went off for about 45 minutes.  Poor Bear was shaking like a leaf.
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Post by: Danise on May 13, 2007, 06:09:20 PM
Danise, a small congregation in Arizona is praying for you and your mother.

Thank you and them, DearReaderLaura.
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Post by: Danise on May 13, 2007, 06:11:08 PM
I see people but I'm the only one posting. I won't name names so BK can't get them with his B Slapping machine.  ;)
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Post by: Danise on May 13, 2007, 06:14:12 PM
Did I mention about all the weight I'm losing?  I can't say I recommend a  high stress diet but it sure does the trick.  My jeans are so baggy I think they are going to slide off my hips.
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Post by: Michael on May 13, 2007, 06:20:04 PM
Been tardy all weekend so sorry, But working which was unusual for me.

Question for DR BEN or anyone else who is a member of Actor's Equity.

I saw a movie where one of the actors was appearing in a Broadway musical in a lead role. Only to be fired the day after "opening night" because they got bad reviews. The fired actor walks into the theater to find they they have been replaced.

I told my friend that I was with that it was impossible. Actor's Equity would never permit it.  Even so they would have to be paid off with the remainder of the contract wouldn't they?

Can someone fill in the blanks here?
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Post by: FJL on May 13, 2007, 06:30:30 PM
SPOILER RE THE MOVIE MICHAEL S SAW













I haven't seen the film, but the bigger logic jump as I understand it is that the character was a highly paid model hired to do the musical, and then after getting fired is back being a singing waitress.  Is this what indeed happens in the film?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2007, 06:32:12 PM
Been tardy all weekend so sorry, But working which was unusual for me.

Question for DR BEN or anyone else who is a member of Actor's Equity.

I saw a movie where one of the actors was appearing in a Broadway musical in a lead role. Only to be fired the day after "opening night" because they got bad reviews. The fired actor walks into the theater to find they they have been replaced.

I told my friend that I was with that it was impossible. Actor's Equity would never permit it.  Even so they would have to be paid off with the remainder of the contract wouldn't they?

Can someone fill in the blanks here?

That can happen.  The actor must be paid four weeks of pay, however.  There's always an out.  On both sides.

But that's not to say that the actor and Equity can challenge the producers, but people can be fired at any time while the show is in rehearsal or performance.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2007, 06:34:11 PM
What's the movie?
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Post by: FJL on May 13, 2007, 06:35:19 PM
BIG BIG SPOILER - IF YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW THE MOVIE MICHAEL S IS TALKING ABOUT, DON'T CLICK ON THE LINK


http://toddalcott.livejournal.com/99973.html
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Post by: TCB on May 13, 2007, 06:46:09 PM
Petting the dolphin - is that anything like jumping a shark?


I think it is closer to spanking the monkey!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2007, 06:47:43 PM
I think it is closer to spanking the monkey!

Or waxing the dolphin.



-I wasn't going to go there originally, but since you just did, DR TCB.... ;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2007, 06:48:14 PM
BIG BIG SPOILER - IF YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW THE MOVIE MICHAEL S IS TALKING ABOUT, DON'T CLICK ON THE LINK


http://toddalcott.livejournal.com/99973.html

Oh, that movie.  Still don't think I'm gonna see it.
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Post by: Michael on May 13, 2007, 06:52:46 PM
That can happen.  The actor must be paid four weeks of pay, however.  There's always an out.  On both sides.

But that's not to say that the actor and Equity can challenge the producers, but people can be fired at any time while the show is in rehearsal or performance.

So one can be fired just because of bad reviews?? Wow! I thought there must have been better protection for the actor.

I knew there must be some kind of contract pay off.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2007, 06:52:57 PM
Sort of "Survivor - Finale" SPOILER...











-Why don't they just go right to the winner right now? since there actually seems to be a clear cut winner among the final three.  At least to me.  Can you say s-t-r-e-t-c-h?
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Post by: Michael on May 13, 2007, 06:53:50 PM
Oh, that movie.  Still don't think I'm gonna see it.

Don't waste your money. 2 1/2 hours of boredom.

The new musical depiticted is some kind of juke box musical as it uses old songs,
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Post by: Michael on May 13, 2007, 06:54:37 PM
BIG BIG SPOILER - IF YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW THE MOVIE MICHAEL S IS TALKING ABOUT, DON'T CLICK ON THE LINK


http://toddalcott.livejournal.com/99973.html

I didn't want to mention it in case someone wanted to see it.
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Post by: Michael on May 13, 2007, 06:57:42 PM


I think the theater they used at least for the exterior shots was the Music Box as you can see the Helen Hayes across the street,
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2007, 06:58:08 PM
So one can be fired just because of bad reviews?? Wow! I thought there must have been better protection for the actor.

I knew there must be some kind of contract pay off.

You can be fired for any reason.  And you don't have to be informed as to what that reason is.

However, to fire someone at any time during the process is always a tricky situation for both sides.  Does the actor "admit" to being untalented?  Does the producer admit to hiring someone untalented?  Better to "leave the production due to creative differences" behind the scenes, rather than be fired publicly.
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Post by: TCB on May 13, 2007, 07:07:57 PM
I had a wonderfully wonderful time at THE FULL MONTY this afternoon.  The cast was first rate.  Even the actor who I don't care for personally, was very good in the role of Jerry.  It is interesting that the actor playing Malcolm, who was terrific, is said to be one of the more homophobic actors in our theater community.  Still is romantic duet with Ethan was one of the many highlights of the afternoon.

 
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Post by: TCB on May 13, 2007, 07:10:47 PM
Or waxing the dolphin.



-I wasn't going to go there originally, but since you just did, DR TCB.... ;)


Now wait a darn minute!  We blame Jose at this here site.  That does not give the blamed Jose the right to blame TCB.
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Post by: Edisaurus on May 13, 2007, 07:22:45 PM
Congrats on the new clothes and sheets, DR Jose.  I've been buying cheap T-shirts to wear since I don't have time to do laundry.  Maybe on Thursday night when I'm home I can get a load or two done.

I don't know if they have Eckerd's Drugs up where you are Danise, but I just bought 4 T-shirts for $10 there. Good deal!
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Post by: Michael on May 13, 2007, 07:24:16 PM
DR Edisaurus:

When does or movie play Lake Worth? I have been keeping an eye for in in the newspapers.
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Post by: Edisaurus on May 13, 2007, 07:24:23 PM
So it's true, Catholics do have more fun -- I'll convert, so I can go to that church!  

LOL, Miss K. Maybe I should have said "en masse"! ;D
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 13, 2007, 07:24:40 PM
Rule 32 (E)  of my Equity handbooks reads:  "Either party may terminate the contract at any time on or after the date of the first public performance of the play by giving the other party 14 days written notice...."

If they want the actor to improve....they must (after the first 10 days of public performance) give him notes about how he is failing to perform as directed  If he does not conform by the end of the next performance - and a few other rules etc....he can be given written notice.

Once he has been fired he cannot be required to perform the part or report to the theatre (unless Equity otherwise orders).



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Post by: Jrand69 on May 13, 2007, 07:25:28 PM
Door vibes for Miss Sheena!
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Post by: Edisaurus on May 13, 2007, 07:26:01 PM
DR Ginny - Enjoy the chocolates!

My cats didn't give me anything for Mother's Day but a pile of cat hurl. :(
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Post by: Michael on May 13, 2007, 07:27:07 PM
Another question for the NYCers.

A few years ago there was the reality show FAME one of the prizes he received was a lead role in the off-broadway production of Fame on 42nd Street. I did some googling and saw that he did not appear in it. Haremm Lee (?) I think was his name. Anyone know what happened?
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Post by: Michael on May 13, 2007, 07:28:57 PM
Rule 32 (E)  of my Equity handbooks reads:  "Either party may terminate the contract at any time on or after the date of the first public performance of the play by giving the other party 14 days written notice...."

If they want the actor to improve....they must (after the first 10 days of public performance) give him notes about how he is failing to perform as directed  If he does not conform by the end of the next performance - and a few other rules etc....he can be given written notice.

Once he has been fired he cannot be required to perform the part or report to the theatre (unless Equity otherwise orders).






Thanks for the clarification.
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 13, 2007, 07:34:04 PM
An actor, producer, and director cannot give a notice within 7 days of an opening - so if they wanted that guy out and didn't realize it soon enough, they would have to wait until the show opened.
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 13, 2007, 07:34:55 PM
Page Nine Equity Contract Dance.  ;D

(http://i16.ebayimg.com/07/i/000/9d/7e/ff33_1.JPG)
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 13, 2007, 07:36:31 PM
I would like to have some lobster meat.
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 13, 2007, 07:37:15 PM
Very warm for may here.

Sorry to hear such things about Miss Bebe....but there you are!  Must be hard working the night shift at her age.
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Post by: FJL on May 13, 2007, 07:41:34 PM
Michael S - I would imagine that Harlemm Lee would have had to be one of the teachers in FAME ON 42ND STREET had he been offered a part.  There were some chances for the teachers to shine, so I'm as confused as you as to why they didn't use him.
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Post by: bk on May 13, 2007, 07:43:07 PM
I Would Like To Have Some Lobster Meat - that's the title of my next novel.
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Post by: FJL on May 13, 2007, 07:43:09 PM
Was there an acting component to the FAME TV show?  The "adults" in the off-Broadway show had to be pretty good actors, IIRC.
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Post by: bk on May 13, 2007, 07:43:20 PM
Are we still on page nine?
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Post by: bk on May 13, 2007, 07:43:51 PM
I just wolfed down a quite yummilicious Philly Cheese Steak sandwich - really, really good.
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Post by: bk on May 13, 2007, 07:44:26 PM
I'm just finishing the Brando doc, and then, in honor of the doc, I shall watch Reflections In A Golden Eye, just for the halibut.
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Post by: bk on May 13, 2007, 07:45:49 PM
I see an Edisaurus.  And I don't think I've SEEN an Edisaurus in some time.  Am I correct.  Oh, and welcome eighteen GUESTS.  Don't just sit there on your complacent butt cheeks - do something.
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Post by: bk on May 13, 2007, 07:46:03 PM
Will we never get to page ten?
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Post by: bk on May 13, 2007, 07:46:24 PM
Now I want something sweet, but I already had coconut cream pie earlier.
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Post by: bk on May 13, 2007, 07:46:52 PM
What am I, doing a monologue?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2007, 07:50:00 PM
Another question for the NYCers.

A few years ago there was the reality show FAME one of the prizes he received was a lead role in the off-broadway production of Fame on 42nd Street. I did some googling and saw that he did not appear in it. Haremm Lee (?) I think was his name. Anyone know what happened?

I think the actual prize was a chance to audition for the show.  I do remember him being in the running, but I don't think he made it past the final callbacks.  "Grease: YTOTIW" was the first show to cast a lead(s) in a show, off or on Broadway.

I think Playbill.com had some coverage on the process.  Give that site a few searches.
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 13, 2007, 07:50:13 PM
I think there were a few "acting" classes in the FAME tv series...I think the young teacher who was played by Morgan Stevens was only on for a couple of seasons.

And watching the show....I don't think they had anyone around who knew much about acting.   I liked the cast....except for Carol Mayo Jenkins as the English teacher....but NOT for their acting ability....
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Post by: Edisaurus on May 13, 2007, 07:50:54 PM
DR Edisaurus:
When does or movie play Lake Worth? I have been keeping an eye for in in the newspapers.

It was on May 4-10 at the Lae Worth Playhouse. I haven't heard yet whether it's been held over, but so far only 3 theatres have held it over. Unfortunately, a week is not enough to get a word of mouth buss about it, and we don't have the advertising budget to do anything except in the major cities.

But...maybe it's held over?

It opened Friday in Seattle, and will open May 18 for 3 days at Cinema Paradiso in Ft. Lauderdale, if that's anywhere near you.
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 13, 2007, 07:51:06 PM
Duffy's Tavern where the elite meet to eat lobster meat.  Duffy ain't here.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2007, 07:52:05 PM
Michael S - I would imagine that Harlemm Lee would have had to be one of the teachers in FAME ON 42ND STREET had he been offered a part.  There were some chances for the teachers to shine, so I'm as confused as you as to why they didn't use him.

There was also a bit of scandal with Mr. Lee since it turned out he was actually over the age of 30, over the age the age limit to compete in the show.  However, since he was so good, he was kept on even after it had been discovered he had broken the rules.
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Post by: FJL on May 13, 2007, 07:52:47 PM
Jrand - Oops, I misspoke, I meant was there an acting component to the FAME TV reality series competition.
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Post by: FJL on May 13, 2007, 07:55:05 PM
Broken the rules by being over 30?

Sounds like LOGAN'S RUN.  :)
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Post by: Edisaurus on May 13, 2007, 07:57:19 PM
I see an Edisaurus.  And I don't think I've SEEN an Edisaurus in some time.  Am I correct.  Oh, and welcome eighteen GUESTS.  Don't just sit there on your complacent butt cheeks - do something.

Oh, I've been here, but I haven't been up to my usual number of posts due to an unusually heavy amount of work on THE CLOSER. Also, I was up in NC yesterday (near Highlands, MattH, not near you) and today, south of Atlanta with Greg's mom, and then took my mom and her BF out for dinner tonight.
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 13, 2007, 07:58:06 PM
Jrand - Oops, I misspoke, I meant was there an acting component to the FAME TV reality series competition.

LOL....I stand corrected.  ;D
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Post by: Edisaurus on May 13, 2007, 07:58:53 PM
I Would Like To Have Some Lobster Meat - that's the title of my next novel.

Oh, Arthur, you've eaten more lobster meat than anyone in this room!
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 13, 2007, 08:00:16 PM
Watch this and then complain about Broadway today - I dares ya!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI1DMZ6J_RM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI1DMZ6J_RM) ::)
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Post by: Edisaurus on May 13, 2007, 08:04:57 PM
DR Elmore, when I listen to JUBILEE, I keep thinking that Bebe Neuwirth would make a good Eva Standing. I didn't know she was so hard to work with!
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 13, 2007, 08:06:21 PM
I don't like the
Lobster exoskeleton.
But just the inside
Where the butter's mellotin.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2007, 08:06:29 PM
Will we never get to page seven?

Certainly.
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 13, 2007, 08:09:30 PM
I think I will watch the Dario Argento version of The Phantom of the Opera.
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 13, 2007, 08:09:55 PM
I see DR MBARNUM.
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 13, 2007, 08:10:17 PM
Where are the wedding pictures from DRJEDandANN?
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Post by: TCB on May 13, 2007, 08:10:40 PM
MBarnum, Ty Hardin had to leave the cast of ANNIE.  He will be in the hospital for a few weeks with blood clots in his leg.
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Post by: TCB on May 13, 2007, 08:11:54 PM
I would like to have some lobster meat.


You would like to have some lobster meet whom?
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Post by: MusicGuy on May 13, 2007, 08:12:04 PM

Good evening lovelies, studlies, H/Ks, DRs, the Grande Mensch, and the G.P. -----

Well, I dressed in khakis, my lovely medium-purple button down shirt, and nice top-siders, and I strolled about for a bit and then met some friends for a 3:30 PM show of the new Spidey 3 .  It was kind of fun and easy entertainment.

And now I shall eat a little Stouffer's and I think watch the Indy film "Shock To The System" (based on the Richard Stevenson book).  I saw the other "Donald Strachey" mystery, and the plot was pretty good, moved along well, had some nice twists, and has 2 very nice hunky leads who manage to find a few excuses to get undressed.

It ain't all bad !
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Post by: Edisaurus on May 13, 2007, 08:12:22 PM
I don't like it when I've written a post and my log-in time expires before I have a chance to post it.

Spoo!
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Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2007, 08:13:33 PM
I finished ARTHUR AND THE INVISIBLES early this evening. It's an OK fantasy with lots of big names in the voice cast: Robert De Niro, Madonna, David Bowie among them. Very colorsful and with some humor, but, of course, it can't hold a candle to any of the Pixar films in either writing or production. Still, OK.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2007, 08:14:55 PM
Are we still on page nine?

We are but not for long.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2007, 08:15:16 PM
Will we never get to page ten?

Momentarily.
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Post by: Edisaurus on May 13, 2007, 08:15:58 PM
You would like to have some lobster meet whom?

Will you, won't you, will you, won't you, will you join the (page 10) dance: The Lobster Quadrille?
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Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2007, 08:16:28 PM

Good evening lovelies, studlies, H/Ks, DRs, the Grande Mensch, and the G.P. -----

Well, I dressed in khakis, my lovely medium-purple button down shirt, and nice top-siders, and I strolled about for a bit and then met some friends for a 3:30 PM show of the new Spidey 3 .  It was kind of fun and easy entertainment.

And now I shall eat a little Stouffer's and I think watch the Indy film "Shock To The System" (based on the Richard Stevenson book).  I saw the other "Donald Strachey" mystery, and the plot was pretty good, moved along well, had some nice twists, and has 2 very nice hunky leads who manage to find a few excuses to get undressed.

It ain't all bad !

As a mystery, I liked SHOCK TO THE SYSTEM even better than THIRD MAN OUT. I'll look forward to see what you think about it.
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 13, 2007, 08:17:50 PM
My cats didn't give me anything for Mother's Day but a pile of cat hurl. :(

I didn't even get that...they did give me lots of love an attention.   Boo had her last stomach acid pill. She hasn't thrown up since she started taking them. I'm hoping she doesn't start again when she goes off of them.
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Post by: Edisaurus on May 13, 2007, 08:17:59 PM
Anyway, I was going to mention Lee Curreri, who played Bruno, the young composer on FAME, the tv series. He's still composing, and has a pretty cool website. (And he's still very cute...)

http://www.leecurreri.com/leecurreri.html
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Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2007, 08:18:50 PM
I then watched all the special features on the ARTHUR/INVISIBLES DVD. There weren't minute. A couple of music videos, one by Jewel that was passable and a rap video by Elijah which was not. There was a very brief feature on the voice cast for the film, but it was notable by who wasn't photographed (Madonna, DeNiro). Maybe they wanted too much money to appear in this featurette.
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Post by: Edisaurus on May 13, 2007, 08:19:49 PM
I didn't even get that...they did give me lots of love an attention.   Boo had her last stomach acid pill. She hasn't thrown up since she started taking them. I'm hoping she doesn't start again when she goes off of them.

Cillaliz, have you tried feeding them from a big plate instead of a bowl? Greg's sister swears this works wonders. We just dont have a plate we're willing to sacrifice as a cat dish and want to buy one, instead.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2007, 08:20:55 PM
I still had more than an hour before the start of DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, so I put in another episode of PLANET EARTH on Blu-ray. This one was entitled "Great Plains" and like the others featured not only awesome landscapes but also the wildlife that inhabits the plains regions all over the earth from the Arctic Circle to South Africa. Jaw dropping moments in great numbers in these shows.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2007, 08:23:02 PM
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES had a very tedious storyline with Lynette and Tom. Carlos and Edie was more interesting.




























The cable guide mentioned that one housewife was going to face a health crisis. After the first few minutes of the show, I assumed it was going to be Edie since she said we was nauseous and was late but wasn't pregnant. Who knew who it actually ended up being? Wow!
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: Cillaliz on May 13, 2007, 08:23:10 PM
Cillaliz, have you tried feeding them from a big plate instead of a bowl? Greg's sister swears this works wonders. We just dont have a plate we're willing to sacrifice as a cat dish and want to buy one, instead.

No, I just don't give much canned food at one time.  They always have the dry.  The stomach meds worked for Boo. I'm keeping my fingers crossed they still will
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Post by: TCB on May 13, 2007, 08:23:16 PM
Watch this and then complain about Broadway today - I dares ya!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI1DMZ6J_RM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI1DMZ6J_RM) ::)


The Best of CATS The Musical?  Hmm, I was expecting a blank screen.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2007, 08:24:02 PM
And, of course, as always, BROTHERS & SISTERS had me crying or on the verge of tears several times through the episode. Season finale next week. I'm sure I need to start stocking up on kleenex now.
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Post by: Edisaurus on May 13, 2007, 08:24:30 PM
Must...sleeeeep....

Nytol!
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 13, 2007, 08:24:57 PM
I just found out, well an hour ago, that a friend's step-son was stabbed to death last night.  I saw a lot of people at her house today and didn't know what was up. How sad. He was 22 years old. Here's a story from the paper
http://www.siouxcityjournal.com/articles/2007/05/13/news/local/6534e5ae68bcef5a862572da000c5c04.txt
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 13, 2007, 08:26:54 PM
Since she's not one of my best friends, I'm not going to call tonight, but will take some food over tomorrow and see how they are doing.  Such a sad thing. My friend is a lawyer and her father is a federal district court judge. Hard to believe it happened here in Sioux City
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Post by: FJL on May 13, 2007, 08:36:48 PM
Cilla - How terrible.  So sad to read that article.
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 13, 2007, 08:41:17 PM
Yes, FJL, it is. I didn't know Shawn, but feel really bad for his family
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 13, 2007, 08:43:51 PM
On a lighter note, I watched Shrek tonight (the first one)  I love that movie.  
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Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2007, 08:46:18 PM
On a lighter note, I watched Shrek tonight (the first one)  I love that movie.  

When the PLANET EARTH episode that I was watching finished, I flipped over to NBC to see a little of SHREK. They were showing it in high definition, and it looked simply glorious.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on May 13, 2007, 08:54:08 PM
My mother's recent beef with the United States Postal Service....

She recently sold an item on ebay and hte buyer asked for priority shipping. She obliged the seller and the shipped the order as requested. However, she received an email from the buyer who said she did not recieve it. My mother then went to the post office and chewed on a few tails. The post office refunded her the shipping for she did send it priority and they did not deliver. The purchaser was very impressed with my mother's attention to making sure the item made it to her why it was being held up. Gotta love the post office for screwing up on priority!
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 13, 2007, 08:54:48 PM
A very sad story, Cillaliz.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2007, 08:54:49 PM
Have some writing to do so will start on that now and then head downstairs to bed.

Good night!
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Post by: DakotaCelt on May 13, 2007, 08:54:58 PM
THe package is still sitting in St. Paul.... Go figure... They raise the rates and the service goes to pot!
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Post by: DakotaCelt on May 13, 2007, 08:55:38 PM
According to my mother she should have had the package in SoCal by Saturday morning at the extreme latest.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on May 13, 2007, 08:56:29 PM
page 11 dance!
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Post by: DakotaCelt on May 13, 2007, 09:01:21 PM
Safe travels DR Ben and DP Ant!
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Post by: DakotaCelt on May 13, 2007, 09:06:46 PM
I don't like it when I've written a post and my log-in time expires before I have a chance to post it.

Spoo!

I hate that when that happens!
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: DakotaCelt on May 13, 2007, 09:09:15 PM
Sad story indeed Cilla... Condolences to the family.
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Post by: Sandra on May 13, 2007, 09:16:22 PM
My cats didn't give me anything for Mother's Day but a pile of cat hurl. :(

Joshie got my mom a nice card.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 13, 2007, 09:19:01 PM
Joshie got my mom a nice card.

He certainly did.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on May 13, 2007, 09:19:58 PM
What a sweet kittie!
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Post by: DakotaCelt on May 13, 2007, 09:52:55 PM
Lovely weather here today with temps in the 80s and low humidity.
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: DakotaCelt on May 13, 2007, 09:53:32 PM
Hello Sandra!!!
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Post by: Sandra on May 13, 2007, 09:55:21 PM
Hello!
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 13, 2007, 10:23:09 PM
I think it is closer to spanking the monkey!

I knew if I was patient... :)

der Brucer
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Post by: bk on May 13, 2007, 10:25:38 PM
Oh, boy.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on May 13, 2007, 10:25:50 PM
How are you??
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: DakotaCelt on May 13, 2007, 10:27:16 PM
looking over some things before i crash for hte night. I have to work at 1030 am... I shift to summer hours this week.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 13, 2007, 10:33:27 PM

However, to fire someone at any time during the process is always a tricky situation for both sides.  Does the actor "admit" to being untalented?  Does the producer admit to hiring someone untalented?  Better to "leave the production due to creative differences" behind the scenes, rather than be fired publicly.

In the movie in question, the producers did, in fact, offer the actor a "face-saving" exit.

(Guess where we took the Grandlads today?)

der Brucer

PS Eldest lad, 10, was quite disturbed by the hero going over to the dark-side plot. I, on the other hand, was annoyed by the quick jerky edits of the action scenes which made the fluidity of the action hard to follow.

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Post by: DakotaCelt on May 13, 2007, 10:43:08 PM
Since I have to get up early, I am off to bed!
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Post by: Sandra on May 13, 2007, 10:46:39 PM
Good night!
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Post by: bk on May 13, 2007, 10:54:36 PM
Oh, boy.
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Post by: bk on May 13, 2007, 10:54:45 PM
Boy, oh.
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Post by: bk on May 13, 2007, 10:57:46 PM
WUSSBURGER, WUSSBURGER, where can you be
Eating a pie
Taking a pee
Night after night all the WUSSBURGERS go
And things around here get slow
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 13, 2007, 11:03:03 PM
No, I'm just so so...

No, that's much too Pajama Game.
Danise is right, you are most definitely a tu tu (a mature Billy Elliot!).

der Brucer
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: bk on May 13, 2007, 11:42:05 PM
Oh, boy.
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Post by: bk on May 13, 2007, 11:42:19 PM
No getting to page twelve at this rate.
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: bk on May 13, 2007, 11:42:59 PM
Them's fightin' words, baby...
Title: Re:SNOT
Post by: bk on May 13, 2007, 11:43:21 PM
Twenty minutes to go - we're gettin' to page twelve come hell or high or even low water.
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Post by: bk on May 13, 2007, 11:44:28 PM
Not that we're going to have any help from our seven GUESTS and/or Der Brucer, who is staring at his computer screen like so much fish, whilst drool dribbles down his chin.
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Post by: bk on May 13, 2007, 11:44:46 PM
Damn them, damn them all to hell.
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Post by: bk on May 13, 2007, 11:45:01 PM
Onward to page twelve go I...
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Post by: bk on May 13, 2007, 11:45:14 PM
So close and yet so close.
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Post by: bk on May 13, 2007, 11:45:33 PM
Stand well back I'm comin' through
Nothin' can stop me now
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Post by: bk on May 13, 2007, 11:45:51 PM
So it is written, so it shall be done - page twelve.  
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 13, 2007, 11:56:04 PM
Are the new behind the counter meds working better?

der Brucer
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 13, 2007, 11:59:44 PM
And now Sir Greedy will want page 13!

der Brucer