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Title: I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: bk on February 02, 2008, 12:24:56 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes cooked, and now it is time for you to post until the cooked cows come home.
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Post by: bk on February 02, 2008, 12:28:26 AM
And the word of the day is: TROCHAL!
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Post by: bk on February 02, 2008, 12:29:26 AM
Welcome eight GUESTS.
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Post by: bk on February 02, 2008, 12:41:58 AM
Make that ten GUESTS.
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Post by: bk on February 02, 2008, 12:42:08 AM
Who ARE you people?
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Post by: bk on February 02, 2008, 12:42:21 AM
Will we never get to page two?
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Post by: bk on February 02, 2008, 12:44:07 AM
And, of course, happy Groundhog Day to one and all and also all and one.
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Post by: JMK on February 02, 2008, 12:47:55 AM
Another late night gig with what I must say was a couple of very rude audience members (one of whom calmed down and actually became nice, but then told me she had been escorted out of the recent Bacharach concert here for singing along with Burt and his band).
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Post by: George on February 02, 2008, 02:01:58 AM
A Very Happy Birthday to DR Ben!! ;D
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Post by: singdaw on February 02, 2008, 02:06:30 AM
A VERY VERY HAPPY HHW BIRTHDAY TO DR BEN!!  :)[/size][/color]

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Post by: singdaw on February 02, 2008, 02:08:17 AM
And Happy Birthday to occasional DR Iris.
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Post by: George on February 02, 2008, 02:08:58 AM
And a Very Happy Birthday to (former?) Dear Lurker Iris (aka Iris*)!
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Post by: George on February 02, 2008, 02:13:31 AM
Congrats to Jane's DS Bryan and his acceptance to medical school!!
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 02, 2008, 02:15:58 AM
Happy Happy Birthday, DR Ben!!!!
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Post by: George on February 02, 2008, 02:26:34 AM
And before I go to bed:

Congrats, TD on the new part-time job! ;D
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Post by: George on February 02, 2008, 02:27:45 AM
Good night, DearReaderLaura, and any guests. :)
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 02, 2008, 03:29:14 AM
Night, George.
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Post by: Jrand70 on February 02, 2008, 04:29:27 AM
Happy Birthday to DR BEN!!

Loveliest February 2 EVER to you!
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Post by: Jrand70 on February 02, 2008, 04:29:43 AM
Happy Birthday to DR IRIS.

Nice new avatar, DR MATTHEW!
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Post by: Jrand70 on February 02, 2008, 04:31:03 AM
Hmmmm.....

TOD:

HARLOW - the bio of you know who with the story done correctly.  Carroll could play Mama Jean this time around...or Grandma Jean....



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Post by: FJL on February 02, 2008, 04:37:40 AM
Happy happy birthday to dear Dr Ben
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Post by: FJL on February 02, 2008, 04:38:00 AM
Dear DR Ben?  Is that redundant?
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Post by: FJL on February 02, 2008, 04:38:30 AM
Happy birthday to Iris as well!
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Post by: FJL on February 02, 2008, 04:39:12 AM
Good morning, Jrand?

Do they come and go at Jrand Hotel, as they do at Grand Hotel, I wonder.
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Post by: FJL on February 02, 2008, 04:40:49 AM
I didn't mean that question mark after Good morning, Jrand.  It's early and my typoing fingers aren't warmed up.
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Post by: FJL on February 02, 2008, 04:42:24 AM
One of the benefits of going to sleep late and waking up early:  it's quicker to catch up on HHW.
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Post by: Jennifer on February 02, 2008, 05:05:45 AM
Happy Birthday DR Ben!

Hope you have a great day!
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Post by: Jennifer on February 02, 2008, 05:06:19 AM
Happy Birthday too to DR iris!
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Post by: Jrand70 on February 02, 2008, 05:11:53 AM
Good morning, Jrand?

Do they come and go at Jrand Hotel, as they do at Grand Hotel, I wonder.

So far so good, DR FJL.   ;D
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on February 02, 2008, 05:16:33 AM
And the word of the day is: TROCHAL!

And The Song Of The Day Is:  ROUND AND ROUND
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on February 02, 2008, 05:17:59 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEN AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY IRIS
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on February 02, 2008, 05:19:10 AM
And by Wizardry- PAGE 2
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Post by: Jrand70 on February 02, 2008, 05:23:11 AM
And The Song Of The Day Is:  ROUND AND ROUND

Perfect for a work day.  Oh well.  :D
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Post by: Jrand70 on February 02, 2008, 05:30:28 AM
Off to work.
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Post by: singdaw on February 02, 2008, 05:34:40 AM
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on February 02, 2008, 05:34:49 AM
CONGRATULATIONS TO DS BRYAN

AND TO JANE AND KEITH
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Post by: MBarnum on February 02, 2008, 06:47:27 AM
A wonderful, happy day to DR Ben!!!!


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Post by: vixmom on February 02, 2008, 06:57:28 AM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAYS TO OUR VERY OWN DEAR READER BEN!!!!!!![/MOVE]
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Post by: vixmom on February 02, 2008, 06:59:36 AM
Dangermouse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/size]
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Post by: vixmom on February 02, 2008, 07:01:55 AM
Happy Birthday DR Iris
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Post by: Matt H. on February 02, 2008, 07:29:59 AM
Good morning!

We're into spring for the next couple of days. Clear and highs in the 60s. What an unbelievably topsy-turvy winter this has been!
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Post by: Matt H. on February 02, 2008, 07:30:51 AM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]Happy Birthday to DR Ben!!!![/move]
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Post by: Matt H. on February 02, 2008, 07:31:23 AM
TV Reminder:

Need I say it?      TORCHWOOD!!!
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Post by: Matt H. on February 02, 2008, 07:32:23 AM
I'm excited about having only two more BEAUTY AND THE BEAST episodes to watch today. These abbreviated seasons for shows make getting through a TV box set a lot less hectic.

Of course, up next is 20 episodes of SOUL FOOD.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 02, 2008, 07:34:08 AM
I got the Blu-ray of MONTY PYTHON'S LIFE OF BRIAN in the mail yesterday (not for review, jsut for me). I'd actually like to watch that at some point today. As much as I like HOLY GRAIL, I think LIFE OF BRIAN is more consistently funny
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Post by: Matt H. on February 02, 2008, 07:39:29 AM
I'd like to see a Rob Marshall directed film of A CHORUS LINE. I think he could do the property justice, and I'm sure his choreography would be far more interesting than the junk Jeffrey Hornaday did for the Attenborough version. He might could do an interesting ON THE TOWN with the original score, too.

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Post by: Matt H. on February 02, 2008, 07:41:45 AM
I will eventually get around to seeing the Nicole Kidman THE INVASION once it comes on one of the paycable channels. I certainly have no intention of buying or renting the DVD/Blu-ray. I'm not in a hurry to see any more versions of it.

I did think the 1978 version was ill-advised until I saw it, and it was an interesting take on the material. The original is still by far the best, but the 1978 one is very entertaining and particularly haunting in its own way.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 02, 2008, 08:13:00 AM
Guess I'll head down now, check the mail, and then start planning something for lunch.

WBBL.
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Post by: Jeanne on February 02, 2008, 08:18:57 AM
Good morning, everyone.

TOD:
I'd have to think about that.
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Post by: Jeanne on February 02, 2008, 08:22:30 AM

Happy Birthday to DR BEN!!

Happy Birthday to occasional DR IRIS!


May you both have a lovely day!


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Post by: elmore3003 on February 02, 2008, 08:25:14 AM
Good morning, all! Yesterday afternoon, I had a delightful meeting with Karen Mason; we laughed, dished, schemed for about two hours until I, in a very enthusiastic move, knocked a glass of water all over the table, drenching everything.  She's such a wonderful lady.  She sends her regards to you, BK!

After that, I went home and began unpacking boks from their plastic bags.  I suspect I unleashed a few bugs because I killed one crawling on my arm about 1:30 am this morning, the first I've seen in a week.  So, this morning, I Steri-Fabbed and vacuumed myself into a stupor whilke the laundry was going through as many cycles as my mind. When I get home this afternoon, I've got to cart the UPS pickup down to a UPS store on Amsterdam and 77th Street.  I'll vacuum again, to pick up anything the Steri-Fab might have killed or drudged up from a crack in the floor.  I gotta tell ya, this is getting old.

Re yesterday's BRIGADOON discussion, I too love the Shirley Jones-Jack Cassidy recording, but I now prefer the McGlinn-EMI one because it has so much of the glorious dance music.

TOD:
I too would love a new version of ON THE TOWN that uses the Bernstein score correctly. I'd also like to see a new CAROUSEL since I think the 1956 film is rather dreadful.
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Post by: Druxy on February 02, 2008, 08:37:12 AM
A wise movie producer (actually, several of them) once said that you should never remake a hit movie...only a flop.  If you remake a hit, you're always competing with the memory of the first movie.

That said, I wouldn't mind seeing a new version of MAN OF LA MANCHA or THE WIZ.  Those filmmakers missed badly the first time around.

But, I have to disagree with the poster who didn't like CAROUSEL.  I thought it was quite good...and the ending always brings a tear to my eye.

Weren't they talking about remaking CAROUSEL a couple of years ago with Hugh Jackman?  

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Post by: Ginny on February 02, 2008, 08:37:45 AM
Saturday morning greetings!  This is my weekend off - 3 days without much on the calendar.  I'm waiting for a call from the hospital, where my aunt went yesterday for an outpatient procedure.  They kept her overnight because of some complications and, if she's released today, I'll transport her back to the retirement community.

While awaiting that call, I'm puttering around the house and catching up on email and snail mail.
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Post by: Ginny on February 02, 2008, 08:45:54 AM
Happiest of birthdays to DR Ben!
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Post by: bk on February 02, 2008, 08:46:40 AM
Yes, they were going to remake EVERY musical ever written with Mr. Jackman - it was a done deal, with each musical trumpeted loudly by his press agent - only prob was none of it was true, but when one tried to point that out to the rubes on certain boards one was met with a barrage of nasty responses saying it WAS true.  Two years, three years later, where are these films?  Do these people ever come back and apologize for their incorrect posts?  No.  Not only do they not do that, they deny ever making them.
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Post by: Ginny on February 02, 2008, 08:46:44 AM
Birthday wishes to sometimes DR Iris!
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Post by: bk on February 02, 2008, 08:47:07 AM
Kevin will be picking me up in less than an hour.
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Post by: bk on February 02, 2008, 08:48:14 AM
They say to never remake a hit film, and yet they keep doing it, over and over, and always badly.  Sadly, with today's filmmakers, even when they remake a less than stellar film like Man On Fire they do it badly.
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Post by: bk on February 02, 2008, 08:48:25 AM
Oh, and I'm up.
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Post by: bk on February 02, 2008, 08:48:46 AM
Might I just say the following - PAGE TWO?
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Post by: bk on February 02, 2008, 08:49:01 AM
Will we never get to page three?
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Post by: bk on February 02, 2008, 08:49:17 AM
So it is written, so it shall be done - page three.
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Post by: bk on February 02, 2008, 08:49:57 AM
Welcome eleven GUESTS.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 02, 2008, 08:55:25 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up... And, strangely enough, I want to look at cookware today - even though I just sold a bunch of stuff.  Well, I really just want to see the new digs of Broadway Panhandler.  They moved from SoHo to a few blocks below Union Square more than a year ago(!), and I just can't believe I haven't been to their new location yet.  -And my friend, Michael, will be joining me since he really does need stuff for his new kitchen/apartment.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 02, 2008, 09:00:02 AM
As for the Topic of the Day...

Hmm...  The only one that comes to mind right now is "Pet Sematary".  I loved the original Stephen King book, but I thought the movie was stupid.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 02, 2008, 09:00:20 AM
Happy Birthday, DR Ben!!!!!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 02, 2008, 09:00:36 AM
Happy Birthday, DR Iris!!!!!
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Post by: singdaw on February 02, 2008, 09:11:32 AM
-And my friend, Michael, will be joining me since he really does need stuff for his new kitchen/apartment.

The only thing better than Retail Therapy is:  Retail Therapy with someone else's money!  :)
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Post by: singdaw on February 02, 2008, 09:16:18 AM
Trying to edit a video project using Roxio.      :P
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Post by: bk on February 02, 2008, 09:20:12 AM
I suspect that several of the King movies could be made and done better, starting with Firestarter.
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Post by: td on February 02, 2008, 09:20:29 AM
For Sinatra fans, this appeared on DVD Savant's site today:

Frank Sinatra - The Early Years: Double Dynamite (new to DVD), It Happened in Brooklyn (new to DVD), Step Lively (new to DVD), Higher and Higher (new to DVD), The Kissing Bandit (new to DVD)

Frank Sinatra - The Golden Years: None But the Brave (new to DVD), The Man with the Golden Arm (new to DVD), Some Came Running (new to DVD), The Tender Trap (new to DVD), Marriage on the Rocks (new to DVD)

Frank Sinatra & Gene Kelly: Take Me Out to the Ball Game (newly repackaged), On the Town (newly repackaged), Anchor's Aweigh (newly repackaged)
Frank Sinatra - Rat Pack Collection: Ocean's Eleven (newly repackaged), Sergeants 3 (never before on DVD!), 4 For Texas (newly repackaged), Robin and the Seven Hoods (newly repackaged).

All coming on May 13th.
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Post by: td on February 02, 2008, 09:21:19 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DR BEN!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SOMETIMES DR IRIS!
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Post by: singdaw on February 02, 2008, 09:22:15 AM
And they should re-make The Ten Commandments, with Val Kilmer.

;)
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Post by: td on February 02, 2008, 09:25:29 AM
TOD:

I immediately thought of RAGTIME.  Milos Forman did make a really GOOD film, but, I think that another stab at the material might make a GREAT film.  Even if it had to be done as a miniseries for cable, there's so much more of RAGTIME than Coalhouse Walker's story, which is focused on in the film.  I'd like a better balance of the three major intertwining stories, more of the historical figures and much more of the backstories.  I think that Doctorow's book is one of the century's finest and that neither the film, nor the musical has hit the bull's eye completely.
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Post by: td on February 02, 2008, 09:26:55 AM
And they should re-make The Ten Commandments, with Val Kilmer.

;)

They already did.  It was called THE PRINCE OF EGYPT.
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Post by: vixmom on February 02, 2008, 09:30:07 AM
Just caught up on yesterday,,,
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Post by: vixmom on February 02, 2008, 09:30:49 AM
Congrats to Dr Jane's DS Bryan on his med school acceptance!
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Post by: vixmom on February 02, 2008, 09:31:28 AM
Congrats to FJL and Skip  on the next The Last Starfighter performances!
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Post by: vixmom on February 02, 2008, 09:32:12 AM
Just got a call from the dentist they are finally fitting me in for the brokern filling   gotta go get tortured!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 02, 2008, 09:34:31 AM
TOD:

I immediately thought of RAGTIME.  Milos Forman did make a really GOOD film, but, I think that another stab at the material might make a GREAT film.  Even if it had to be done as a miniseries for cable, there's so much more of RAGTIME than Coalhouse Walker's story, which is focused on in the film.  I'd like a better balance of the three major intertwining stories, more of the historical figures and much more of the backstories.  I think that Doctorow's book is one of the century's finest and that neither the film, nor the musical has hit the bull's eye completely.

On a related note... Each time I've read "Ragtime" - which has only been twice - I've always been sort of startled when I finish the book.  It's not exactly a short read, but it's also nowhere near the length of some of the "greater" works of fiction ("Anna Karenina", "War and Peace", etc.), but I feel like I had just invested so much more "pages" than what I had just finished.

On the flip side, books like Ken Follett's "The Pillars of the Earth" (which I read years before Oprah made it "hers") and Michael Chabon's "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay" were also well worth the investment of time and attention - and page turns!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 02, 2008, 09:37:02 AM
BROKEN LEGS VIBES TO THE VIXTER TONIGHT FOR HER NEW YORK CITY CHORAL DEBUT!!!!
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Post by: bk on February 02, 2008, 09:37:16 AM
I shall now be on my way to Miss Linda Purl's home environment, after which I shall return.
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Post by: Kerry on February 02, 2008, 09:38:33 AM
Dearest Ben,

I wish you the happiest of days.  You are very special!
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Post by: Kerry on February 02, 2008, 09:39:47 AM
Judging from crawling out of my hole today, Spring Will Be a Little Late this year!
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Post by: elmore3003 on February 02, 2008, 09:40:45 AM
Congrats to Dr Jane's DS Bryan on his med school acceptance!

Yes indeedy! Nursie, what medical school accepted him?
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Post by: Kerry on February 02, 2008, 09:42:36 AM
A VERY VERY HAPPY HHW BIRTHDAY TO DR BEN!!  :)[/size][/color]

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Singdaw-- is that a picture of you?  I can just see you that way!
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Post by: Kerry on February 02, 2008, 09:47:22 AM
Kevin will be picking me up in less than an hour.

Tell Kevin I wish he'd pick me up in less than an hour..... or anytime! :o
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Post by: JMK on February 02, 2008, 09:52:00 AM
Happy Birthday, Ben & Iris.
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Post by: Jane on February 02, 2008, 10:00:05 AM
Saturday birthdays are such fun!
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Post by: Jane on February 02, 2008, 10:01:57 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DR BEN!

HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!
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Post by: singdaw on February 02, 2008, 10:02:56 AM
I can just see you that way!

Thanks - I think!  :)

I cannot tell a lie.

It is actually E&T DR Cason.     ;)
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Post by: S. Woody White on February 02, 2008, 10:04:57 AM
TV Reminder:

Need I say it?      TORCHWOOD!!!
Oh, go ahead and say it.

[size=20]TORCHWOOD!!![/size]

(That's a Poodle!)
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Post by: Jane on February 02, 2008, 10:05:10 AM
And Happy Birthday to occasional DR Iris.
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Post by: S. Woody White on February 02, 2008, 10:09:35 AM
Kevin will be picking me up in less than an hour.
Oh, come on, BK, you're not so heavy that anyone being able to pick you up is remarkable.

Of course, if you squirm it might be more difficult to pick you up, but you're too much of a gentleman to squirm.






 ::)
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Post by: Jane on February 02, 2008, 10:19:31 AM
Thank you DRís DakotaCelt, George, ArnoldMBrockman, Vixmom & elmore 3003.

DR elmore, the school that had the insight to recognize a great doctor in the making ;),  is The University of Illinois.
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Post by: Jane on February 02, 2008, 10:21:43 AM
From Bruce:
Quote
I then went back to Nate 'n Al to have the pastrami sandwich that fellow Yelpers were raving about.  Well, it was hands down the best pastrami sandwich I've ever had - lean, hot, succulent and wonderful-tasting.  I had the New York, pastrami, cole slaw (on the sandwich) and Russian dressing.  Spectacular.  Had a side of kishka, and that, too, was brilliant.  And their pickles were the best ever.

I compare all new kosher pickles to theirs, and rarely do I find any as good.  When their coleslaw is on, it is by far the best.  
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 02, 2008, 10:25:41 AM
Good Afternoon!

I've cleaned the kitchen, I've cleaned the bathroom, I will clean my bedroom ;-), and now it's time for me to get out of the apartment for a while.

Laters...
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Post by: Jeanne on February 02, 2008, 10:43:24 AM
Singdaw-- is that a picture of you?  I can just see you that way!

He (or someone) wisely removed the red dress first.
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Post by: S. Woody White on February 02, 2008, 10:44:03 AM
Re: Cooking

Whether or not people are cooking can not be judged by what is going on in restaurants.  That's part of the point of restaurants - to relieve the cook of the duties involved in cooking.

A far better gauge of whether or not people are cooking will be found in what they are buying at their local supermarkets.

Are they buying pre-prepared foods?  Stuff made by the deli department?  Weight-Watchers?  Healthy Choice?
Chey Boyardee?  Easy Mac?

That's not cooking, not by a long shot.  That's giving up on cooking, failing at eating correctly.

On the other hand, are their carts loaded with fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy, fresh cuts of meat and poultry and fish?  Instead of a boxed cake mix, have they included a bag of flour, another of sugar?

That's a person who cooks.  That's a person who is showing that she or he cares about the people she/he is feeding.

And, what about what they eat in restaurants?  This is a totally different question.  Are they eating things they don't eat at home?  Are they exploring their world?  Or are they sticking to the same-old same-old comfortable stuff, never varying from the common path?

For that matter, do you know where your food comes from, even when you are in a restaurant?  Does it come from a factory?  Or has the kitchen made the food themselves?  I would argue that much of California Pizza Kitchen's food (to name just one chain) has been pre-prepared, long before it gets to the restaurant's kitchen, all in the name of "a standardized product," which I would call conformity.

Give me a restaurant that makes it's own stocks on a regular basis.  

I'll accept out-sourcing the bread that is brought to the table - baking is a separate skill, one that takes a lot of time that many restaurants cannot spend - when that bread is at least created by a local perveyor.  But Subway, advertising that they bake their own bread - puh and leeze.  That stuff has been pre-formed in loaves and shipped to the stores, the actual making of the bread is not happening on site.  Hell, even our own bakery where I work gets par-baked bread from the LaBrea Bakery and then shipped to our store.  (I cannot express how disappointed I was when I learned that little detail.  Bleh.)

Maybe I'm being a little santimonious here - heck, I spent yesterday making chicken stock.  But paying attention to what we eat is important.  It makes a difference in our health, both physical and mental.  

I firmly believe that a meal that is created in the home is more likely to be enjoyed by a family (even a family of two) who are then more likely to enjoy conversing with each other, sharing ideas and memories and creating bonds, things I consider to be mentally healthy, than a meal that comes from a box.  I further believe that the better the restaurant, the more likely a group seated at a table at that restaurant will engage in those same behaviors than they would at some fast food jernt.

Food and society are linked.  And when we lose contact with our food, we weaken our social links.

(Bows politely, and gets off of soapbox.)
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: S. Woody White on February 02, 2008, 10:45:11 AM
Der Brucer wants to get on the computer.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Jane on February 02, 2008, 10:53:09 AM
It looks like a snow globe outside.  I'm happy to be toasty warm inside.  The wind as been blowing so we are appreciating every minute of electricity we have.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Jeanne on February 02, 2008, 10:59:04 AM
Re: Cooking

Whether or not people are cooking can not be judged by what is going on in restaurants.  That's part of the point of restaurants - to relieve the cook of the duties involved in cooking.

A far better gauge of whether or not people are cooking will be found in what they are buying at their local supermarkets.

Are they buying pre-prepared foods?  Stuff made by the deli department?  Weight-Watchers?  Healthy Choice?
Chey Boyardee?  Easy Mac?

That's not cooking, not by a long shot.  That's giving up on cooking, failing at eating correctly.

On the other hand, are their carts loaded with fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy, fresh cuts of meat and poultry and fish?  Instead of a boxed cake mix, have they included a bag of flour, another of sugar?

That's a person who cooks.  That's a person who is showing that she or he cares about the people she/he is feeding.

And, what about what they eat in restaurants?  This is a totally different question.  Are they eating things they don't eat at home?  Are they exploring their world?  Or are they sticking to the same-old same-old comfortable stuff, never varying from the common path?

For that matter, do you know where your food comes from, even when you are in a restaurant?  Does it come from a factory?  Or has the kitchen made the food themselves?  I would argue that much of California Pizza Kitchen's food (to name just one chain) has been pre-prepared, long before it gets to the restaurant's kitchen, all in the name of "a standardized product," which I would call conformity.

Give me a restaurant that makes it's own stocks on a regular basis.  

I'll accept out-sourcing the bread that is brought to the table - baking is a separate skill, one that takes a lot of time that many restaurants cannot spend - when that bread is at least created by a local perveyor.  But Subway, advertising that they bake their own bread - puh and leeze.  That stuff has been pre-formed in loaves and shipped to the stores, the actual making of the bread is not happening on site.  Hell, even our own bakery where I work gets par-baked bread from the LaBrea Bakery and then shipped to our store.  (I cannot express how disappointed I was when I learned that little detail.  Bleh.)

Maybe I'm being a little santimonious here - heck, I spent yesterday making chicken stock.  But paying attention to what we eat is important.  It makes a difference in our health, both physical and mental.  

I firmly believe that a meal that is created in the home is more likely to be enjoyed by a family (even a family of two) who are then more likely to enjoy conversing with each other, sharing ideas and memories and creating bonds, things I consider to be mentally healthy, than a meal that comes from a box.  I further believe that the better the restaurant, the more likely a group seated at a table at that restaurant will engage in those same behaviors than they would at some fast food jernt.

Food and society are linked.  And when we lose contact with our food, we weaken our social links.

(Bows politely, and gets off of soapbox.)

I agree with DR Woody's views and would like to see far more foods prepared from scratch, but I will make one little point of my own. A small deli near me used to make "homemade" rye bread. It made a great tuna sandwich! The deli changed owners--one of the former employees bought the place--and no more "homemade" rye bread. The new owner, Jack, used to tell everyone that the old rye bread wasn't "homemade" anyway--that it was mixed elsewhere and only baked on the premises. Now we get into the definition of "homemade." Whether you choose to call it "homemade" or not, I will say that it WAS fresher and better-tasting. Even though they now use the same supplier for the rye bread, it simply isn't as fresh--and it's noticeable.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Jeanne on February 02, 2008, 10:59:49 AM
Just don't ask what I'm having for lunch.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: elmore3003 on February 02, 2008, 10:59:56 AM
I've finally finished the essentials of the Lady of the Slipper history. I need a trek to the Library of congress to learn about the manuscript's acquisition by the Library, but the first draft is for all intents and purposes done!

So, I'm outa here now.  Back tomorrow.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Jane on February 02, 2008, 11:01:33 AM
Jeanne, I'm sure you haven't been the only customer to complain.  Too bad you lost the good bread.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: td on February 02, 2008, 11:18:04 AM
I give you a standing ovation for your wonderful speech, DR S. Woody!
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: TCB on February 02, 2008, 12:12:09 PM
Saturday morning greetings!  This is my weekend off - 3 days without much on the calendar.  I'm waiting for a call from the hospital, where my aunt went yesterday for an outpatient procedure.  They kept her overnight because of some complications and, if she's released today, I'll transport her back to the retirement community.

While awaiting that call, I'm puttering around the house and catching up on email and snail mail.

I am seriously considering putting myself in the hospital, just to be in a nice sterile environment, and where the medical staff can change by bandages every couple of hours.  I am afraid to touch the kitties, i am afraid to touch my face or my mouth or any food stuffs.  

Yesterday afternoon, I found what may become two more outbreaks on the same arm.  They were in the form of boils, but so far that is all they are.  I will keep watching them.

This whole thing is so depressing for me. Thank goodness for my friends at HHW, who I can chat with online, and not worry about infecting!
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: TCB on February 02, 2008, 12:13:18 PM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%][size=10]HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DR BEN!!![/size][/move]
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: TCB on February 02, 2008, 12:14:47 PM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up... And, strangely enough, I want to look at cookware today - even though I just sold a bunch of stuff.  Well, I really just want to see the new digs of Broadway Panhandler.  They moved from SoHo to a few blocks below Union Square more than a year ago(!), and I just can't believe I haven't been to their new location yet.  -And my friend, Michael, will be joining me since he really does need stuff for his new kitchen/apartment.

Michael has a kitchen/ apartment?  Where does he sleep?
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: TCB on February 02, 2008, 12:18:45 PM
That reminds me of the first place I ever stayed in New York back in 1969.  Our advertising agency had a very small walk-up in Greenwich Village. It had the bathtub in the kitchen.  They had cork-tiled the whole place, giving an odor that never came out of my clothing.  Also, they had painted the upright piano in the place  with some cheap paint that came off on everything that touched it.  What an adventure!
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: TCB on February 02, 2008, 12:24:51 PM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]AN ALL-THE-TIME HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OCCASIONAL DR IRIS!!![/move][/b]
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 02, 2008, 01:12:28 PM
I am seriously considering putting myself in the hospital, just to be in a nice sterile environment...

Consider carefully - the hospitals are hot beds of MRSA infections.

der Brucer
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 02, 2008, 01:13:53 PM
Still going strong at 70!

Sally "Hot Lips" Kellerman:

(http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.tmz.com/media/2008/01/0129_kellerman_getty_2.jpg)

der Brucer
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Ben on February 02, 2008, 01:17:18 PM
Thanks to all you wonderful people out there in the dark for the loverly birthday greetings!

It's been a great day so far. I slept late (7:30, that's late for me). I've spoken to 2 of my four sisters and one brother sent an e-mail. Other friends have called and sent e-mails so it's a full day. And I have all my lovely dear friends from this here site. I'm very blessed to have reached my Speed Limit (55) birthday surrounded by such wonderful folk.

We will be having dinner with a friend tonight. I don't know what the cake situation will be. I will let you know tomorrow.

But I did rise and see my shadow today so I guess that means six more weeks of cake!!!
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: td on February 02, 2008, 01:18:24 PM
I am seriously considering putting myself in the hospital, just to be in a nice sterile environment,

This whole thing is so depressing for me. Thank goodness for my friends at HHW, who I can chat with online, and not worry about infecting!

I keep telling you - come on a my house, DR TCB; mum is a registered nurse, albeit handicapped now, and I am skillfully trained in wound care, administering injections as well as dressings, antibiotics and bedside manner.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 02, 2008, 01:22:19 PM
POLITICAL WIRE (http://politicalwire.com/archives/2008/02/02/quote_of_the_day.html)

Quote
Quote of the Day
"If you've got a Hillary and McCain race, you've got a third option: That's the pistol on the bed table."

-- Pat Buchanan on MSNBC.

I sure hope it's loaded!

der Brucer
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 02, 2008, 01:24:39 PM
I'm very blessed to have reached my Speed Limit (55) birthday surrounded by such wonderful folk.


Put your Christmas cap back on- it takes off ten years!

Enjoy the day.

der Brucer
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: singdaw on February 02, 2008, 01:26:32 PM
Appreciated your thoughts, DR SWW.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: singdaw on February 02, 2008, 01:27:47 PM
DR TCB - Gad!  That sounds really awful.  Wish we could do something to help.     **HUGS!!**
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: singdaw on February 02, 2008, 01:28:37 PM
Ben - Have a wonderful celebration tonight.  And do "Kimmel Hands" before you tuck into your cake!  :)
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 02, 2008, 01:40:50 PM
Well, my school board candidate is going to use one of my comments:

There is something wrong with a system that provides better career training facilities for prison inmates than it does for students.

der Brucer
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Jane on February 02, 2008, 01:50:28 PM
TCB, I wish I could have valuable advice for you.  I expect you have been doing your own research.

VIBES & HUGS!!!
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Matt H. on February 02, 2008, 01:50:39 PM
I wouldn't mind seeing a new GUYS AND DOLLS either, with all four principals being trained singers.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Matt H. on February 02, 2008, 01:52:16 PM
I began my afternoon watching the last two episodes of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Finnouala Flannagan was the guest star in both of the episodes. Nice upbeat way to end the series. Not one I'd ever want to watch again, but glad I saw it this one time.

I thought Ron Perlman made a very eloquent and emotional Beast.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: TCB on February 02, 2008, 01:52:25 PM
I keep telling you - come on a my house, DR TCB; mum is a registered nurse, albeit handicapped now, and I am skillfully trained in wound care, administering injections as well as dressings, antibiotics and bedside manner.

I wouldn't take a chance of infeting someone that I care about, like you DR td.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: td on February 02, 2008, 01:53:19 PM
I wouldn't take a chance of infeting someone that I care about, like you DR td.

I'm trained to avoid those types of infections, too.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Matt H. on February 02, 2008, 01:53:57 PM
I then watched another NCIS episode, this one about the death of the son of Gibbs' former CO. It was funny the man calling Gibbs "probie" when he calls his team that from time to time. Those terms are always relative.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Matt H. on February 02, 2008, 01:55:08 PM
I guess tonight I'll start on the next box set - SOUL FOOD. I wanted to watch LIFE OF BRIAN on Blu-ray, but since I'm going to take off two hours tonight to watch GHOST WHISPERER rerun (which I've never seen) and TORCHWOOD, I need to make some headway in this box set.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: TCB on February 02, 2008, 01:59:09 PM
Are any of the East Coasters considering going to see ADDING MACHINE - THE MUSICAL?  It is difficult to imagine a musical version of that play.  Next thing you know, someone will try a sci-fi musical!
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: TCB on February 02, 2008, 02:05:55 PM
This certainly gives you something to think about:


''Iraqi Hockey Player''

 

The ''Detroit Red Wings'' foreign scout flies to Baghdad to watch a young Iraqi

play hockey in the new American sponsored league and is suitably impressed

and arranges for him to come over to the US ..

Ken Holland signs him to a one year contract and the kid joins the team for

the preseason.

Two weeks later the Wings are down 4-0 to the Blackhawks with only 10 minutes

left. Mike Babcock gives the young Iraqi the nod and he goes in.
The kid is a sensation - scores 5 goals in 10 minutes and wins the game for Wings!

The fans are delighted, the players and coaches are delighted and the media love

the new star.

 

When the player comes off the ice he phones his mom to tell her about his first day

of NHL hockey. "Hello mom, guess what?" he says in an Iraqi accent. "I played for

10 minutes today, we were 4-0 down, but I scored 5 goals and we won.

Everybody loves me, fans, the media, they all love me."

 

Wonderful," says his mom, "Let me tell you about my day. Your father got shot

in the street and robbed, your sister and I were ambushed, raped and beaten

and your brother has joined a gang of looters, and all while you were having such

great time." The young Iraqi is very upset.
"What can I say mom, but I'm so sorry." "Sorry? You're Sorry?" says his mom,

"It's your fault we moved to Detroit in the first place!"


Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Jane on February 02, 2008, 02:14:27 PM
TCB, I'm sorry, but I doubt the family would have moved to Detroit.  They would have lived in one of the suburbs, very likely the one we lived in. ;D
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Jane on February 02, 2008, 02:32:20 PM
Hi Ben.  When are you leaving for dinner.  I suppose by NY standards it is still early.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Matt H. on February 02, 2008, 02:33:54 PM
Heading down now to get started on the DVD set of SOUL FOOD.

WBBL.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Jeanne on February 02, 2008, 02:42:09 PM
I am seriously considering putting myself in the hospital, just to be in a nice sterile environment, and where the medical staff can change by bandages every couple of hours.  I am afraid to touch the kitties, i am afraid to touch my face or my mouth or any food stuffs.  

Yesterday afternoon, I found what may become two more outbreaks on the same arm.  They were in the form of boils, but so far that is all they are.  I will keep watching them.

This whole thing is so depressing for me. Thank goodness for my friends at HHW, who I can chat with online, and not worry about infecting!

I am glad you have us here at HHW, TCB, but what an ordeal you're going through! I send you hugs!
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Jane on February 02, 2008, 02:42:20 PM
I'm going to make some deviled eggs, got a craving.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Jeanne on February 02, 2008, 02:43:44 PM
That reminds me of the first place I ever stayed in New York back in 1969.  Our advertising agency had a very small walk-up in Greenwich Village. It had the bathtub in the kitchen.  They had cork-tiled the whole place, giving an odor that never came out of my clothing.  Also, they had painted the upright piano in the place  with some cheap paint that came off on everything that touched it.  What an adventure!

I once stayed in a 5th floor walk-up in Soho with a bathtub in the kitchen. The neighbors had a good view! That was an "adventure" also!
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Jeanne on February 02, 2008, 02:46:59 PM
I wouldn't mind seeing a new GUYS AND DOLLS either, with all four principals being trained singers.

DITTO on that!!
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Jennifer on February 02, 2008, 02:53:50 PM
Congrats to DR Jane!
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: TCB on February 02, 2008, 02:58:55 PM
I am glad you have us here at HHW, TCB, but what an ordeal you're going through! I send you hugs!

Thanks, Jeanne.  By the way, do you know anything about T Tree oil, or T Tree sap, or T Tree Tea?  Some of the support group people mentioned it, but I didn't know what they were talking about.  Do you?
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: singdaw on February 02, 2008, 03:36:43 PM
DR TCB - as with anything on Wikipedia, take it with a grain of salt, but at least you can start here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea_tree_oil).
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: td on February 02, 2008, 03:50:49 PM
DR TCB - as with anything on Wikipedia, take it with a grain of salt, but at least you can start here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea_tree_oil).

Sea salt?  Table salt?  Kosher salt?
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: bk on February 02, 2008, 03:52:22 PM
Back from lunch and doing a few errands.  Haven't written a word yet, but will start now and work for the next two hours or so.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: TCB on February 02, 2008, 03:55:27 PM
DR TCB - as with anything on Wikipedia, take it with a grain of salt, but at least you can start here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea_tree_oil).

Thanks for the site, Slingblade.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: td on February 02, 2008, 04:02:09 PM
BK - I'll be seeing Miss Judy Kaye sometime tomorrow.  Have you got any messages for her?
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: singdaw on February 02, 2008, 04:04:51 PM
I'll be seeing Miss Judy Kaye sometime tomorrow.

In all the old familiar places?
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 02, 2008, 04:06:20 PM
Good Evening!

What is the world coming to? I walk into the new-ish location of Broadway Panhandler, and after browsing for about an hour, all I walk out with is a bottle of vanilla.  At least it was Nielsen-Massey, the good stuff.  ;)

But the new location is nice.  And it's part of a whole row of new storefronts, and right across from one of the new film centers.  They had a surprising amount of items on sale, but, somehow, I resisted.  However, I was intrigued by the "Onion Goggles" ("As seen on "Good Morning America").

(http://image.normthompson.com/solutions/images/us/local/products/detail/81794.jpg)


Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: td on February 02, 2008, 04:08:43 PM
In all the old familiar places?

No, DR ColeSlaw, that's where I'll be seeing YOU.   ;)  :-*  ;)  :-*
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 02, 2008, 04:10:01 PM
DR TCB - When is your next doctor's appointment?  And, in the meantime, is there anyone you can call about the two new spots on your arm?

As for Tea Tree Oil - I keep a small container of it to use on scrapes, and to "refresh" my hands whenever they get dried out from the weather, too much dishwashing, etc.  I also use a Tea Tree Oil shampoo since it helps "calm" the scalp.  I know it has natural antiseptic properties, but I'm not sure just what type or kind of concentration you'd have to use in conjunction with treating MRSA.

{{{{{HUG}}}}}
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: singdaw on February 02, 2008, 04:10:37 PM
"Onion Goggles"

More like "Onion Giggles"!  :)
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: singdaw on February 02, 2008, 04:11:19 PM
No, DR ColeSlaw, that's where I'll be seeing YOU.

:o

Oh DR td, how you talk!      8)
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 02, 2008, 04:11:22 PM
Are any of the East Coasters considering going to see ADDING MACHINE - THE MUSICAL?  It is difficult to imagine a musical version of that play.  Next thing you know, someone will try a sci-fi musical!

I am going to try to see it.  This is a transfer of the production that ran in Chicago last summer, and I have some friends in it, so...  Apparently, it works very well as a musical.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Jane on February 02, 2008, 04:11:37 PM
We spoke to Bryan a bit ago.  He was very sleepy as they had gotten up early to get tickets to the MET tonight.  Now he is sleepy & doesn't have any tickets-guess they were sold out.  He has been having a nice time visiting people.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 02, 2008, 04:12:43 PM
Alas, Page Six!!!!

Everybody join hands and do the Hora!!!!

(http://img.romerican.com/post060824_hora_oltenia_at_calimanesti_festival.jpg)
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 02, 2008, 04:16:00 PM
We spoke to Bryan a bit ago.  He was very sleepy as they had gotten up early to get tickets to the MET tonight.  Now he is sleepy & doesn't have any tickets-guess they were sold out.  He has been having a nice time visiting people.

OH!  Did he try to wait in line all day for the $25 Rush Tickets?  I admire Peter Gelb for starting that program, but, boy, are there some "devotees" who line up for those tickets first thing in the morning - and stay there all day until the ticket distribution starts at 6:00.  However, at least they announce early on if it turns out that there will be no Rush Tickets available for a performance.

*If he does feel like heading out again, I'd suggest to him going back to The Met now, and seeing who might be selling or giving away any extra tickets to tonight's presentation. -If it's an 8:00 curtain.

Does he want to see a show?  ;)
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 02, 2008, 04:21:39 PM
After browsing and dreaming at Broadway Panhandler, Michael and I and Michael's friend, Sean, headed back up and over a few blocks to Stand for some burgers.  Good burgers as always, and I introduced - Enabled - Michael to the joys of their Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake.  I was good, and saved my "dessert" for some of the goodies in the Green Market - Ginger Maple Sugar Candy!  :)
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: singdaw on February 02, 2008, 04:22:20 PM
Does he want to see a show?

Paraphrasing Jerry Herman:

He wants to learn to dance and drink and smoke a cigarette-
He's goin' as far away from Yonkers as a boy can get!
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Jane on February 02, 2008, 04:24:15 PM
Thanks Jose, they were off to a friend's for dinner, so I guess it is too late.  If I had known sooner I might have called you for advice.

Let's hope he is back in NY soon for interviews at other schools!!!
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 02, 2008, 04:26:56 PM
Hello, fellow Dear Readers. I had a meeting this morning, then DS and I went to IKEA to buy a bookshelf. Isn't that exciting?

The board chair about fell off her chair when I asked if I could work the welcome table tomorrow. I will show them how to do it better.  ;)
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 02, 2008, 04:30:44 PM
Hello, fellow Dear Readers. I had a meeting this morning, then DS and I went to IKEA to buy a bookshelf. Isn't that exciting?

The board chair about fell off her chair when I asked if I could work the welcome table tomorrow. I will show them how to do it better.  ;)

Was the board chair's chair from IKEA too?
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: bk on February 02, 2008, 04:38:28 PM
td - please give Judy a big kiss from me.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: bk on February 02, 2008, 04:38:59 PM
I've done about three pages, so another three and I'll be happy - I think I'm actually close to finishing the chapter.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Jane on February 02, 2008, 04:44:03 PM
I once stayed in a 5th floor walk-up in Soho with a bathtub in the kitchen. The neighbors had a good view! That was an "adventure" also!

 ;D
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: TCB on February 02, 2008, 04:44:46 PM
td - please give Judy a big kiss from me.

And td, have Judy Kaye give you a big kiss from me!  
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Jane on February 02, 2008, 04:47:06 PM
DR Jennifer, thank you.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 02, 2008, 05:01:26 PM
Welcome to Dreamland!

(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e49/JoseSPiano/BP.jpg)

Broadway Panhandler (http://www.broadwaypanhandler.com/broadway/)
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 02, 2008, 05:02:33 PM
And this was just something I just had to take a picture of.  At first, the dog's coat caught my eye, but then...

(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e49/JoseSPiano/PinkSocks.jpg)
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: DakotaCelt on February 02, 2008, 05:14:40 PM
Happy Birthday Ben!

I hope you have a lovely day filled with freinds, family and surprises!
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: DakotaCelt on February 02, 2008, 05:22:44 PM
Happy Birthday Iris!
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: DakotaCelt on February 02, 2008, 05:34:36 PM
Thank you DRís DakotaCelt, George, ArnoldMBrockman, Vixmom & elmore 3003.

DR elmore, the school that had the insight to recognize a great doctor in the making ;),  is The University of Illinois.


AT Urbana Champagne?
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: DakotaCelt on February 02, 2008, 05:36:09 PM
SWW,

I still enjoy cooking but it gets tough when you live alone. I like to experiment with different recipes that I have. Some of my concoctions have worked and others have not.

HOwever, I do agree with many of the points that you raised.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: DakotaCelt on February 02, 2008, 05:37:48 PM
Vibes to TCB!!
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: DakotaCelt on February 02, 2008, 05:40:38 PM
that last photo is rather interesting Jose...
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Jeanne on February 02, 2008, 05:52:32 PM
Thanks, Jeanne.  By the way, do you know anything about T Tree oil, or T Tree sap, or T Tree Tea?  Some of the support group people mentioned it, but I didn't know what they were talking about.  Do you?

Yes, tea tree oil is said to have healing properties. It is highly regarded by many. I'm not sure why they are recommending it for the MRSA, though. To kill the bug and stop the infection? To heal the skin? Healing the skin I can understand.

I'd be happy to contact my friend the holistic pharmacist on your behalf, or give you his name and number. He's a very caring person. I've been racking my brain trying to think what might help you. I'll pass on anything I can think of.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 02, 2008, 05:53:02 PM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%][shadow=color,glow width,#characters wide][size=8] Happy, Happy Birthday, DR BEN![/size][/color][/shadow][/glow][/move]
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 02, 2008, 05:56:38 PM
Just caught up on yesterday,,,


It's about time.

And....you're gonna love tomorrow!
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Jeanne on February 02, 2008, 05:58:38 PM
Was the board chair's chair from IKEA too?

 ;D
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 02, 2008, 05:59:48 PM
And Happy Birthday to occasional DR Iris.

Occasional?  She last posted Nov. 10, 2006.

 :D
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Jane on February 02, 2008, 06:00:12 PM
AT Urbana Champagne?

Do you know anything about the area?  

He has to list his choices of schools in order.  Being that he is a city kind of guy, Chicago will likely be his first choice.  He has never been to the other three locations.  He will investigate on-line & maybe check out the schools mid-month when he is back in Chicago.  We think counting on easy driving in January might be risky, best to find what he can on-line.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: S. Woody White on February 02, 2008, 06:00:47 PM
Welcome to Dreamland!

(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e49/JoseSPiano/BP.jpg)

Broadway Panhandler (http://www.broadwaypanhandler.com/broadway/)

[size=20]TOYSTORE!!![/size]
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: S. Woody White on February 02, 2008, 06:01:17 PM
Torchwood is on!
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Jane on February 02, 2008, 06:02:30 PM
that last photo is rather interesting Jose...

I keep waiting for the punchline. ;D
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Jeanne on February 02, 2008, 06:06:48 PM
OK, the PRESCRIPTION FOR NATURAL CURES by James F Balch, MD and Mark Stengler, ND, says:

Tea tree oil--
medicinal use: topically for skin fungus, burns, and acne, cold sores, mouth and gum infections, skin infections, vaginitis, warts.
potential side effects: too high of a concentration to the skin can be irritating. Use cautiously on the face. Do not ingest internally (except for mouthwashes), unless under the guidance of a doctor.
comments: it's excellent for athlete's foot.


I've used the mouthwash to help heal gum pockets and found it helpful.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: TCB on February 02, 2008, 06:08:50 PM
Yes, tea tree oil is said to have healing properties. It is highly regarded by many. I'm not sure why they are recommending it for the MRSA, though. To kill the bug and stop the infection? To heal the skin? Healing the skin I can understand.

I'd be happy to contact my friend the holistic pharmacist on your behalf, or give you his name and number. He's a very caring person. I've been racking my brain trying to think what might help you. I'll pass on anything I can think of.


I appreciate that, Jeanne.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Jeanne on February 02, 2008, 06:09:02 PM
I also notice, from the same reference (quite a handy book, by the way), that spirulina is "an excellent detoxifier" and full of minerals. I'm thinking of DR ELMORE here. Spirulina can be purchased in a powder and mixed with water or juice to make a "green drink" or can be taken in capsule form.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Jeanne on February 02, 2008, 06:11:06 PM
Occasional?  She last posted Nov. 10, 2006.

 :D

Spoil sport. don't you know how DRs love a partay?  ;)
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Jeanne on February 02, 2008, 06:13:41 PM
TCB,
What do your doctor and the support group recommend?
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Jeanne on February 02, 2008, 06:15:47 PM
I know of an excellent product that's designed to kill parasites--notoriously difficult--called PARAGARD. I'm wondering if that might help. It's a broad-spectrum herbal, ie has many different herbs to cover many different parasites.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Jeanne on February 02, 2008, 06:22:41 PM
DR Laura,
What advice to you have for the welcoming committee? Something like being friendly and saying hello?
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Jeanne on February 02, 2008, 06:30:47 PM
The Wikipedia article says that tea tree oil is an antifungal, so that would make sense.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Jrand70 on February 02, 2008, 06:31:04 PM
Thoughts and prayers to DR TCB.

Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: TCB on February 02, 2008, 06:31:19 PM
TCB,
What do your doctor and the support group recommend?

Frankly, Jeanne, I don't remember anymore,  Too much information to try and absorb since Thursday.  As I had previously told Coldslaw, since Monday I had been using the power of positive thinking to will myself not to have MRSA.  So, Thursday I had to reverse course.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Jrand70 on February 02, 2008, 06:31:58 PM
Tea tree oil in small amounts can be helpful, but it can certainly also be irritating.....should be heavily diluted out of the bottle.

Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Jeanne on February 02, 2008, 06:32:10 PM
And coincides with the information I found.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Jrand70 on February 02, 2008, 06:32:59 PM
Don't get the Brigadoon love.....I don't like the show.....I liked the story better when MOST of it was in James Hilton's Lost Horizon.....
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Jrand70 on February 02, 2008, 06:33:26 PM
Watching Torchwood....and MAD Tv claims to be new tonight....we shall see.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Jeanne on February 02, 2008, 06:33:48 PM
Frankly, Jeanne, I don't remember anymore,  Too much information to try and absorb since Thursday.  As I had previously told Coldslaw, since Monday I had been using the power of positive thinking to will myself not to have MRSA.  So, Thursday I had to reverse course.

How about using the power of positive thinking to help you find a solution and a speedy recovery?
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 02, 2008, 06:40:24 PM
DR Laura,
What advice to you have for the welcoming committee? Something like being friendly and saying hello?

I will start by actually greeting the visitors.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Jeanne on February 02, 2008, 06:41:33 PM
TTFN, amigos.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 02, 2008, 06:42:01 PM
The Wikipedia article says that tea tree oil is an antifungal, so that would make sense.

I thought that MRSI was a staph infection (bacterial) that doesn't respond to many antibiotics.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Jeanne on February 02, 2008, 06:43:16 PM
I will start by actually greeting the visitors.

As I suspected! Good luck, you subversive, you!
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Jeanne on February 02, 2008, 06:46:18 PM
I thought that MRSI was a staph infection (bacterial) that doesn't respond to many antibiotics.

That's what I read, too. But there are natural antibiotics, natural antivirals, and natural antifungals, which is what those of us who can't tolerate drugs often use. You'd be surprised how much is available!
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Jrand70 on February 02, 2008, 06:51:51 PM
Owen had an interesting suggestion when it seemed that there might be just a few minutes left.....but Ianto's response was classic.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Jane on February 02, 2008, 06:52:46 PM
Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake.  

Sounds intriguing.  
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 02, 2008, 06:55:10 PM
I didn't think an antifungal would work on a bacterium.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Jane on February 02, 2008, 07:11:06 PM
'night
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Jrand70 on February 02, 2008, 07:12:02 PM
I didn't think an antifungal would work on a bacterium.

Now THAT'S a great welcome!   ;D
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: S. Woody White on February 02, 2008, 07:12:27 PM
Torchwood SPOILER

































Recurring villian, anyone?
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Jrand70 on February 02, 2008, 07:20:08 PM
Ain't it the truth, DR SWW.....getting quite a backlog, aren't they?
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Jrand70 on February 02, 2008, 07:20:52 PM
DR LAURA - just greet everybody with the question:

Bride of Christ or Bride of Satan?

If nothing else, it will get everyone talking.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: td on February 02, 2008, 07:27:02 PM
td - please give Judy a big kiss from me.

Will do!  Only, she's so tiny and I'm so tall, I don't want to frighten her away!   ;)
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: S. Woody White on February 02, 2008, 07:29:06 PM
I suppose I'd better get der Brucer fed.

On the table tonight: chuck steak, fries, wedges of iceberg lettuce w. dressing.

Dressing from a bottle.  Manufactured.  Fries from a bag.  So half of the meal is processed food, not really from scratch.

For that matter, I don't know where the cow came from.

The lettuce was farmed in the area around Salinas, CA.

This is what is referred to as a meal's "footprint".

At least I'll know who cooked the meat, and fried the fries, and poured the dressing on the wedge of lettuce.  So I'm not entirely disconnected with the food.  I'm at least making some contact with the ingredients.

I'm more comfortable with this than I would be popping a "Healthy Choice" microwave dinner (gotta love that name) into the nuker, with little if any awareness of what chemicals were used to preserve the meal, or what cooking processes were used prior to it being shoved into the plastic tray and frozen for thawing at a later date.

When I think of how many of the customers I meet on a daily basis, who are so totally disconnected from their food that they are unaware of what they are eating...

On the other hand, there was one customer today who admitted that she can't stand football, but was looking forward to making a hot crab dip, and some chili, and a few other dishes for the company that will be coming over tomorrow.  And another customer was buying avocados and other fresh veg, and was going to make guacamole for the very first time, and was proud and excited about that.

So there's good news at the same time that there is less good news.

At least no one is exactly starving.  I just wish there were more that knew how to set the banquet.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: td on February 02, 2008, 07:29:09 PM
And td, have Judy Kaye give you a big kiss from me!  

Should I take a crate for her to stand on, or do you want her to take a flying leap at me?  ;)
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: S. Woody White on February 02, 2008, 07:38:10 PM
Re Torchwood and Doctor Who: SPOILERS-ish.

Last season, Torchwood didn't have anything that ultimately tied everything together by the end of the thirteen episodes.

The three seasons of Doctor Who, on the other hand, have had threads that have run through each batch of thirteen.  There are things that have been learned, which show up again later.  Take, for instance, the first season of Doctor Who, where Rose went back in time and met her father in the story "Father's Day."  It seemed like a stand-alone episode.  But, suddenly, in the final episode of the season, "The Parting of the Ways," Rose told her mother of the events of the earlier episode, giving them as part of the reason for the decisions she was making, and convincing her mother to take action, as well.  That final story drew upon other the stories told through the season, as well, creating a final, satisfying story from the whole.

Torchwood has yet to create that kind of story arc.  The potential is there.  And hopefully what we saw tonight will be part of what is to come.

And that makes for good television writing.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: S. Woody White on February 02, 2008, 07:38:53 PM
Lordy, I'm taking everything too seriously today.  I've got to lighten up!

 ::)
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on February 02, 2008, 07:40:40 PM
I would love to see a re-make of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Jrand70 on February 02, 2008, 07:46:38 PM
Lordy, I'm taking everything too seriously today.  I've got to lighten up!

 ::)

Ianto:  Just when I thought the end of the world couldn't get any worse.    ;D
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: TCB on February 02, 2008, 07:50:27 PM
How about using the power of positive thinking to help you find a solution and a speedy recovery?

I am trying, but it isn't always easy.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: TCB on February 02, 2008, 07:55:53 PM
T.O.D.

I would like to see a remake of INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE.  It was such a wonderful book, and it ended up being such an awful film.  Better yet, let me direct it.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Matt H. on February 02, 2008, 08:03:47 PM
BRIGADOON has a score that has seldom been matched by ANY musical. That's reason enough to adore it.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: TCB on February 02, 2008, 08:06:56 PM
Thanks to everyone for your thoughts, your suggestions, your ideas, and your positive vibes.  There is that word again - positive.  I am trying to stay positive, but it ain't easy.  Good night!
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Cillaliz on February 02, 2008, 08:08:46 PM
Happy Birthday DR BEN!!!!!!

Happy Belated Birthday to DR KERRY!!!

Happy Birthday to IRIS!!
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Matt H. on February 02, 2008, 08:09:17 PM
I watched three episodes of SOUL FOOD. If I had recorded the other shows I watched and then watched them off the DVR and fast forwarded through commercials. I could probably have squeezed in another episode tonight, but three was plenty. (17 more of these things to go. Ugh)

None of the drama is exacly earthshaking. It's couples stuff: breaking up-making up. Some with secrets, some with children.

Faye Dunaway played the head of a law firm who hired back one of the stars after she had left the firm last season.

Suffice to say that Faye has had her upper teeth capped or veneered, but she's done nothing to her bottom teeth which look simply rotten. Sorry to be gross, but I couldn't stop looking at the contrast between her top and bottom teeth in every scene where she appeared.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Matt H. on February 02, 2008, 08:10:18 PM
I enjoyed GHOST WHISPERER tonight. I was right; I hadn't ever seen it before. Very moving episode with a little girl ghost who wasn't aware she had drowned.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Cillaliz on February 02, 2008, 08:10:36 PM
Here's a movie I'm really looking forward to. http://amazon.imdb.com/video/user/me707511751/ (http://amazon.imdb.com/video/user/me707511751/)
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 02, 2008, 08:10:43 PM
DR TCB, whether you like it or not, a small congregation in Arizona will be praying for you.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Matt H. on February 02, 2008, 08:10:54 PM
And then tonight's TORCHWOOD was exciting and different. It really comes in handy that Jack can't die!
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: S. Woody White on February 02, 2008, 08:12:11 PM
Ianto:  Just when I thought the end of the world couldn't get any worse.    ;D
Oh, but it can, it can!

This Tuesday is both Super Tuesday and Fat Tuesday, at the same time!

Be afraid, be very afraid!

 ;D
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: S. Woody White on February 02, 2008, 08:16:56 PM
I would love to see a re-make of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
I would love to see the 1990 production shown by PBS, starring Sally Ann Howes, released on DVD.  Dang those clearance rights issues.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: S. Woody White on February 02, 2008, 08:18:21 PM
I am trying, but it isn't always easy.
You are in my prayers, TCB.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Cillaliz on February 02, 2008, 08:21:20 PM
I love to cook
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Cillaliz on February 02, 2008, 08:23:41 PM
Today I went to There Will Be Blood and The Savages with a couple friends.   I didn't really like There Will Be Blood. The acting was fine etc, I just didn't really like the story. Guess I have to blame Sinclair Lewis for that.

The Savages was good. The topic of putting a father suffering from dementia in a nursing home isn't the top of the hitlist, but I really liked it and it was nice to see Debra Monk in another movie.  I adore Laura Linney and Philip Seymour Hoffman, so I knew I would like it.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Cillaliz on February 02, 2008, 08:24:13 PM
Oh, but it can, it can!

This Tuesday is both Super Tuesday and Fat Tuesday, at the same time!

Be afraid, be very afraid!

 ;D

Does that make it Super Fat Tuesday?
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 02, 2008, 08:24:54 PM
How are the gals, Cillaliz? Still responding well to the tuna?
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Cillaliz on February 02, 2008, 08:28:12 PM
How are the gals, Cillaliz? Still responding well to the tuna?

Yup. It's working. The litter box gets full much faster than I'm used to, but I'll adjust.

Boo hasn't wanted to eat much of anything lately. She isn't sick, it's just she doesn't want the tuna and doesn't want to eat her crunchies when I set them down. She's getting better about it. I can't leave them out or Callie will get them. But I have gotten her to eat everday and it's been a long time since she puked.  She's sleeping on my lap right now.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 02, 2008, 08:30:28 PM
Around here, I just put the food down. You'd better not be picky if you are a feline, or you won't get anything.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 02, 2008, 08:30:59 PM
It is supposed to rain tomorrow night. LOL.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Cillaliz on February 02, 2008, 08:33:56 PM
Around here, I just put the food down. You'd better not be picky if you are a feline, or you won't get anything.

Well, I live with 2 divas who have me trained quite well
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 02, 2008, 08:34:48 PM
:)
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: Matt H. on February 02, 2008, 08:36:40 PM
Well, I think I'll be heading down to bed.

Good night!
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: DakotaCelt on February 02, 2008, 08:41:43 PM
I also notice, from the same reference (quite a handy book, by the way), that spirulina is "an excellent detoxifier" and full of minerals. I'm thinking of DR ELMORE here. Spirulina can be purchased in a powder and mixed with water or juice to make a "green drink" or can be taken in capsule form.

I have also read that...

A few years ago there was a show called "A day with" and it was with various actors or actresses in daytime nad it was hosted by Wally Kurth. He did a show with Matt Ashford where he talked about it and proceeded to drink some. He even encouraged Wally to drink some.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 02, 2008, 08:51:20 PM
I am baking cookies. I plan to put them out after the service and hope to encourage folks to linger and chat.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: S. Woody White on February 02, 2008, 09:06:48 PM
And that is how cooking (or, in this case, baking) can help create/foster communities.

There is a lot more to food than just eating.   :D
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: S. Woody White on February 02, 2008, 09:08:00 PM
I need to get some rest.  I'll be working during the Super Bowl, so I want to make sure I won't be falling asleep while I'm on the job.  It's going to be a very dull shift.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: DakotaCelt on February 02, 2008, 10:15:55 PM
I am baking cookies. I plan to put them out after the service and hope to encourage folks to linger and chat.

are you making enough to share with us?  ;)
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: MBarnum on February 02, 2008, 10:24:58 PM
Dog Bosco and I are back from a day of babysitting little Taylor and Ben and I am now caught up HHW-wise.

No off to bed...but first many, many vibest to dear DR  TCB!
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: bk on February 02, 2008, 10:29:40 PM
Ended up writing just over five pages, and knew I didn't like the last page, so I took a break and a drive and I think I've got a way to fix it so I like it better - the very end of the chapter worked really well - it's the page or so leading up to it that didn't really do it for me.  
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: bk on February 02, 2008, 10:29:56 PM
I then watched The Ritz, about which more later.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: bk on February 02, 2008, 10:30:27 PM
And in the next hour I may look at my pages and start fixing, or I'll just wait until I'm fresh tomorrow.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: George on February 02, 2008, 11:00:59 PM
TV Reminder:

Need I say it?      TORCHWOOD!!!

I just watched today's episode!  It was very good. :D
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: bk on February 02, 2008, 11:02:23 PM
Will we never get to page ten?
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: George on February 02, 2008, 11:02:48 PM
Saturday morning greetings!  This is my weekend off - 3 days without much on the calendar.  I'm waiting for a call from the hospital, where my aunt went yesterday for an outpatient procedure.  They kept her overnight because of some complications and, if she's released today, I'll transport her back to the retirement community.

While awaiting that call, I'm puttering around the house and catching up on email and snail mail.

~~~Quick Recovery Vibes for Ginny's Aunt!!~~~
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: bk on February 02, 2008, 11:03:24 PM
Just fixed a few little things, but I'll save the major page till tomorrow.  I think I know exactly how to fix it now and it will be better.  And then, if all goes according to Hoyle, it's on to the last two chapters.  
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: JMK on February 02, 2008, 11:30:31 PM
Whilst driving to a gig tonight I heard the most alarmingly brilliant piano version of Bobby Timmons' "Moanin'" and thought to myself "That has got to be Eldar," which it turned out it was.  I began looking for a convenient cliff to drive off since there is obviously little use for any other pianist on the planet.

However, upon arriving at my gig I was pleased to be introduced to Donny Osborne, who some of you jazz aficianados may know was Mel Torme's drummer for over 25 years.  Donny makes Portland his home when he's not touring.  Not only was he very nice, he actually stayed for the entire 3 hours of the gig and sat in on a tune and was very complimentary which gave me a little hope.  :)  It also turns out he's best friends with Octavio Bailly, who was Sergio Mendes' bassist for a long time, so he had some nice stories to share about my favorite Brasilian.

Then upon arriving home I had a kind of amazing synchronicity email from a Board member of a theater troupe that I'll be writing a revue for this summer.  He had gone to my website and it turns out he went to school with one of Frances Farmer's nephews, and later was the nephew's next door neighbor in NYC for many years, ultimately moving into the nephew's apartment when the nephew moved out.

So, cliff be damned, I say.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 02, 2008, 11:42:28 PM
DR JMK - Well, who knows?  If you had found that cliff, maybe the EMT attending to you could have been the son of Frances Farmer's nephew who happened to grow up in Brazil!
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: singingnymph on February 02, 2008, 11:48:21 PM
I love to cook & bake, but I hate the cleanup afterward.
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: singingnymph on February 02, 2008, 11:55:05 PM
Been busy working on a collage & purging my computer of superfluous stuff.
And rehearsals start tomorrow for Mozart's Requiem, Ave Verum & Holst's arrangement of Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence. Yippee!
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: George on February 02, 2008, 11:56:02 PM
Today, I ushered at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts for a fund-raiser and they had putt-putt golf!  I was there for a couple of hours and the people seemed to have a lot of fun.  With your $7 ticket, you also got a hot dog, bag o' chips and a drink.  We ushers got free food. :)
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: George on February 03, 2008, 12:00:44 AM
After putt-putt golf, I met my friend Margo at the movies and we saw "Michael Clayton" with George Clooney.  It was very good and I will admit (big surprise) that George Clooney is very nice to look, HOWEVER the very obvious eye-liner was just too obvious.  They didn't even try to make it look like anything other than eye-liner...and he's in practically the entire movie with many very, very close close-ups.  That was the only thing that I didn't like.  Otherwise, it was a very good movie. :)

Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: George on February 03, 2008, 12:04:16 AM
The problem with the movie was that instead of "Michael Clayton" starting after the previews, "27 Dresses" started!  At first people thought that it might be a preview, but it didn't take long for us (and it was a pretty full showing!) to figure out that the wrong movie was playing.  Very quickly, a couple of people went out to tell the management and someone came in and said that they'd start the movie in a few minutes.  It did start about 25 minutes late, but all was well until...
Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: George on February 03, 2008, 12:11:12 AM
...the big scene at the end [POSSIBLE SPOILERS!!] where George Clooney confronts Tilda Swinton (I won't say any more than that), when all of a sudden, several ads or something like that were projected at the same time as the movie that we were watching!!  It only lasted about a couple of minutes, but it happened at the worst possible time. :P People grumbled until it stopped, and we watched the end of the movie.  

But then if that weren't enough, when the credits started, they only lasted about 30 seconds and then them movie stopped and the lights came on!  How Rude!  They start the wrong movie, then start the correct movie almost a half hour late, then they start some other stuff WHILE THE MOVIE IS STILL PLAYING and then they end it all to get us out quickly. :P

Well, a bunch of us went to the manager's office (just to the door, actually) and got free passes for another movie.  My friend Margo was actually able to snag TWO free passes. ;) All is well now.

Title: Re:I CAN COOK, TOO
Post by: George on February 03, 2008, 12:14:24 AM
I would love to see the 1990 production shown by PBS, starring Sally Ann Howes, released on DVD.  Dang those clearance rights issues.

YES!!