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Title: THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: bk on February 11, 2008, 12:25:00 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes had variety and also the hollywood reporter, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - they're currently in a tappas/tapas/topless bar enjoying themselves as only the trendy cows do.
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Post by: bk on February 11, 2008, 12:26:08 AM
And the word of the day is: PHILIPPIC!
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Post by: bk on February 11, 2008, 12:30:22 AM
And now - Dino at the piano.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 11, 2008, 12:38:47 AM
BTW, i just spotted the cows in trendy garb over at "The Aquarium"

or should that be Cowarium....
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Post by: singingnymph on February 11, 2008, 12:38:55 AM
It is now my Next-Best-Thing-To-Coma time.  Many thanks to Mr. Bruce, MBarnum, Adriana & Cason for a fabulous evening.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 11, 2008, 12:46:43 AM
TOD:  

FAvorite Restaurants....
Santa Lucia (They have tiramisu that is absolutely wonderful)
Saffron (Indian)
Thai Orchid
Thai Cuisine
Monte's
Yoki Hana
La Campana

Bad Restaurants.....
House of India.... I hate cold food
Pear Tree
Benigans in Fargo. The Moorhead one is not too bad
Most fast food joints especially McDonalds
Mexican Village - if they served the food hot instead of lukewarm it would not be that bad
Acapulco -- REALLY, REALLY BAD!

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Post by: singdaw on February 11, 2008, 12:59:50 AM
Just for DR FJL:

But Alive! (http://youtube.com/watch?v=71dRwNTN69I&feature=related)
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Post by: singdaw on February 11, 2008, 01:13:02 AM
Oh, and one more:

Sondheim's re-write of Weill's "The Saga of Jenny": The Saga of Lenny, written for Leonard Bernstein's 70th birthday bash here (http://youtube.com/watch?v=n6r5_bf_o5U&feature=related).
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 11, 2008, 01:15:46 AM
singdaw, you are on late...
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Post by: George on February 11, 2008, 01:20:01 AM
Oh, and one more:

Sondheim's re-write of Weill's "The Saga of Jenny": The Saga of Lenny, written for Leonard Bernstein's 70th birthday bash here (http://youtube.com/watch?v=n6r5_bf_o5U&feature=related).

I remember watching this when it was originally on. :)
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Post by: singdaw on February 11, 2008, 01:22:07 AM
singdaw, you are on late...

Au contraire , I've slept and am starting my day!  :)
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Post by: George on February 11, 2008, 01:28:04 AM
Well, my day is finally ending. ;)

Good night, Singdaw, Dakota and Der Brucer. :)
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Post by: singdaw on February 11, 2008, 01:40:12 AM
Good night, DR George!!!  Sweet dreams!
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Post by: DERBRUCER on February 11, 2008, 01:49:17 AM
Comments on the notes:

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In any case, I know tapas bars have been around for many, many years in Spain, but why have they suddenly become the hip and trendy thing in LA? Because it had become the hip and trendy thing in NY?

LA maybe just late to the party. The Algeria Tapas Bar opened on Pine Ave. in downtown Long Beach in the fall of 2001 and and has been going hot and heavy ever since. Since both Woody and I like to surf-and-nosh, the Tapas enviroment is a real treat.

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I find it decidedly peculiar that they would raze office buildings built in 1962 and replace them with car dealerships, but that seems to be what happened.

In California, considerable chunks of municipal dollars come from their share of the Sales Tax. It is decidedly to a community's advantage to replace non-sales tax generating properties like office buildings with big revenue engines like car dealerships and big box stores. Community Redevelopment Agencies often use tax-dollars to lure enterprises like car dealerships into their corporate boundaries.

Redevelopment Zones also allow a municipality to capture a goodly chunk of real estate taxes that would other wise go to the state - the trick is that the taxes have to be on "new properties" - so it is to a community's financial advantage to tear down perfectly good structures (both commercial and residential) and replace them with more up-scale structures and pocket all the Real Estate Tax increment dollars. I think about 75% of the entire city of Long Beach is divided up between various Redevelopment Zones. The sales-tax sharing puts constant pressure on communities to replace non-retail commercial and low-value residential units with shopping plazas and strip malls; and the lure of Real Estate Increment tax dollars puts pressure on communities to replace low value housing with up-scale units. (This is also the reason why Planning Boards discourage the construction of "affordable housing" - better to require apartment structures with lots of indoor parking, lofty atriums with commissioned art works, and a maximum number of out door amenities like BBQ areas.)
 

der Brucer
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Post by: DERBRUCER on February 11, 2008, 01:50:39 AM
Au contraire , I've slept and am starting my day!  :)

And just how long do you take to put on your face?

der Brucer
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Post by: DERBRUCER on February 11, 2008, 02:05:27 AM
Any k. d. lang fans?

SOUTHERN VOICE (http://www.southernvoice.com/2008/2-8/arts/music/8101.cfm)

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WATERSHED
k.d. lang's love, loss and longing just right for Valentine’s Day

On “Shadow and the Frame,” lang recognizes the passage of time and the frailty of our existence, but in a “Circle of Life” way:

“The promise of my prime
Fading on the vine
But fallen days indeed
Are the seeds of time.”

For fans who want a little something extra, there are different versions of the album. iTunes features four live bonus tracks, including “I Dream of Spring” as well as hits “Hallelujah,” “Wash Me Clean,” and “The Valley.” A deluxe packaging includes a cloth cover for the album, three photo cards, a 16-page booklet, four bonus tracks, and an interview with Lang.

der Brucer
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Post by: singdaw on February 11, 2008, 02:30:26 AM
And just how long do you take to put on your face?

Unfortunately, entirely too long for a lady of my age!   :-\
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Post by: singdaw on February 11, 2008, 02:32:33 AM
Glad for the safe arrival of DR MBarnum and a great par-tay last evening!

Glad that the Vixter enjoyed Rent!

Glad that DR Cillaliz is pleased with her new television!
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Post by: singdaw on February 11, 2008, 02:33:45 AM
***HEALTH VIBES***[/size][/color]
for the DF of DR DakotaCelt[/size][/color]
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Post by: singdaw on February 11, 2008, 02:34:33 AM
***SAFE & EASY TRAVEL VIBES***[/size][/color]
for DR JoseSPiano[/size][/color]
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: singdaw on February 11, 2008, 02:35:48 AM
Did someone from Color Me Beautiful for Men tell DR JoseSPiano that pink was his color?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 11, 2008, 04:31:36 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up... And I'm squinting at the screen since I don't have my glasses on yet...
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 11, 2008, 04:33:29 AM
Did someone from Color Me Beautiful for Men tell DR JoseSPiano that pink was his color?

DR singdaw - Well, how else do you think I found out I was a "Winter"? -Seriously(?), I did/do have a copy of that book, and one of my friends in college was a "Personal Colors Consultant", so.... Just sayin'... ;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 11, 2008, 04:34:02 AM
Thanks for the Travel Vibes - I shall put them to good use about 12 hours from now.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 11, 2008, 04:34:48 AM
~~~~~HEALTH AND COMFORT VIBES fOR THE DF OF DR DAKOTA CELT~~~~~
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 11, 2008, 04:38:55 AM
Tapas Bars have sort of been trendy in L.A. for a while.  However, most "tapas" places in L.A. preferred to labeled as "small plates" places.  Of course, in NYC right now, instead of a place being labeled an "Italian Tapas" or "Greek Tapas" or "Indian Tapas", they're all starting to be called by their actual ethnic-snack names: stuzzi, mezze, etc.  I'm guessing L.A. will pick up the trend in another 10 years or so.  ;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 11, 2008, 04:40:19 AM
Oh... And then there's the continuing boom of "wine bars" and the food that accompanying said pours of wine.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 11, 2008, 04:42:21 AM
Oh... And I still find some places cross-labeling themselves in order to clarify their style, more or less: "It's like Spanish (or Indian or Mediterranean) dim sum."
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 11, 2008, 04:48:31 AM
In any case... As for the Topic of the Day...

The restaurant trends that I don't like include:

-smaller and smaller tables (with big and bigger plates)
-tin ceilings and hard floors to "promote" noise level
-upping the price of "comfort food" just because they know people will buy it
-using Sriracha (Rooster Sauce) as a plate garnish on every plate - that can come as a surprise at times!
-daily specials only being recited by the server and not listed anywhere else
etc., etc., etc.

As for cuisine trends and gimmicks, well, it's all part of the fun of dining out.  If they're meant to last they will, if not, the place will shutter pretty quickly nowadays.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 11, 2008, 04:49:40 AM
Well, I need to finish getting ready for my day, as well as finish packing my bag for my trip back later this afternoon.  -And I also need to stop squinting since I still have yet to put my glasses on.  In any case... I'm sure I'll be checking back in here on my lunch break.

Laters...
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 11, 2008, 05:33:41 AM
Good morning, fellow Dear Readers.
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Post by: Elan on February 11, 2008, 05:37:08 AM
Oh, and one more:

Sondheim's re-write of Weill's "The Saga of Jenny": The Saga of Lenny, written for Leonard Bernstein's 70th birthday bash here (http://youtube.com/watch?v=n6r5_bf_o5U&feature=related).

Thanks much! What a great way to find out that my corporate firewall of youtube has been disabled for now! I'd never seen that, and never read the parody lyrics... Holy toledo, the "picks a/shlimazel or a shiksa" line had me in stitches (can't believe that one got by the 1988 censors).

TOD:
Because of the whole "kosher" thing, I don't really get to sample trendy restaurants, and the food trends that filter down to my level tend to be the ones that have endured. Things that I never tire of, however:

* sushi - My one happy memory from my first job with a tyrannical boss was the short-lived restaurant down the block with a sushi bar (back in 93, this was a novelty in a kosher restaurant; nowadays, you can't open a kosher pizza jernt without a sushi menu). I was there frequently enough that the chef wouldn't let me order specifics; I was only allowed to state how much I wanted to spend, and he'd make up whatever was good that day. One memorable afternoon, I walked in, he looked at me, and just said "you want tuna." He then proceeded to pile the most heavenly, buttery, glistening tuna atop a bed of rice for me... I've since been told that this is more-or-less the "authentic" practice in asian restaurants (telling the chef what *you* want is somewhat insulting, since it implies that you know what's good better than he does)

* balsamic vinegar - unfortunately, almost all of the kosher varieties are of the "wine vinegar with a bit of caramel thrown in" style, but I can't get enough of how wonderfully the stuff works in places you'd never expect it (I've had a strawberry-balsamic dessert dish that was just magnificent, and I'm not the world's biggest strawberry fan)

I don't mind restaurant servers only reciting the daily specials, but I *do* mind ordering one, and finding out at the end of the meal that it was twice as expensive as anything else on the menu. Granted, I don't go out to save money (and higher end kosher restaurants in NYC are very expensive compared to similar non-kosher venues), but I'd like some warning about paying more for a single entree than my two companions' complete meals combined.
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Post by: Ben on February 11, 2008, 05:46:01 AM
Good morning on a cold New York day. Right now it's 11 degrees with a wind of 40mph which makes it feel like 7 below. I'm glad I'm in the office.
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Post by: Ben on February 11, 2008, 05:46:16 AM
It's supposed to be around 40 tomorrow. Go figure.
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Post by: Ben on February 11, 2008, 05:47:50 AM
On the plus side the UV index is at Zero  ;D
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Post by: Ben on February 11, 2008, 05:50:12 AM
It's 8 below in Minnesota. That's real temperature, not with wind chill.

It's 5 degrees in Sioux City. Hope Cil's kitties are warm!

It's 6 below in Fargo North, Decoder - an

Electric Company (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mvfkT8fSkI)

reference
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 11, 2008, 05:53:53 AM
It is 47F here.
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Post by: FJL on February 11, 2008, 05:59:45 AM
A friend had gotten what they call "Tapis Rouge" special tickets for Cirque du Soleil when it was on Randall's Island, and they served many many yummy appetizers in a special tent and we kept pronouncing the tickets "Tappas Rouge," assuming they were so called because of the yummy appetizers.  When I got home, Skip read the tag that we had to wear to enter the special tent and informed me that it was pronounced "Ta-pee Rouge" as in "Red Carpet" treatment, not "tappas" as in appetizers.






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Post by: Jrand70 on February 11, 2008, 06:01:09 AM
The last half hour or more of The Grammy Awards featured some nice things.....Eldar!!!!

And....

SPOILER I GUESS











HERBIE HANCOCK WON RECORD OF THE YEAR - OR ALBUM OF THE YEAR - or whatever one of the over 400 categories it was announced last.

Favorite moment Keely Smith and Kid Rock and Dave Koz, closely followed by Tina Turner.  The Doris tribute was subdued with a few lines and a few pictures and some nice applause which from some in the audience could be called "polite."  And of course Rhapsody in Blue.  Bocelli and Groban could have been a highlight, but Bocelli sounded really flat or at least off a tone or so....but it could be my ears.

BUT it was great to see ELDAR!!!!!
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Post by: Jrand70 on February 11, 2008, 06:02:53 AM
DR FJL thanks for the APPLAUSE title number clip....I remember seeing that and thinking Broadway was great, but even then that Bonnie Franklin was lame.....maybe it was the song....  And now the song and the clothes....well...nothing gets older faster than the latest and newest and hippest things EVER.....
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Post by: Jennifer on February 11, 2008, 06:10:06 AM
DR MattH thanks for the list re: which tv shows will be going into production for april/may.

There are a few shows that i didn't see mentioned. Do you have any information for these:

Ghost Whisperer.

Gossip Girl.

Big Shots.
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Post by: Ginny on February 11, 2008, 06:20:20 AM
Monday morning greetings!  From DR Ben's report, it sounds like NYC has the weather today that we had here in SW Ohio yesterday.  Today it's cold here, but not windy - sure makes a difference.  However, the winter storm watch that was in effect when I went to bed last night has now been upgraded to a winter storm warning.  Maybe we'll get a snow day tomorrow....
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Post by: Jrand70 on February 11, 2008, 06:22:29 AM
Vibes for the friend of DR DAKOTA CELT.
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Post by: Jrand70 on February 11, 2008, 06:22:58 AM
Snow flurries here this morning, DR GINNY....but nothing on the ground yet.
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Post by: FJL on February 11, 2008, 06:23:11 AM
Jrand:  "Nothing gets older faster than the latest and newest and hippest things EVER" - what a wise and beautifully considered turn of phrase.  

It may be a useful mantra for theater writers wondering whether to set their shows in "modern times" or choose a nebulous time in the past, perhaps.  

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Post by: FJL on February 11, 2008, 06:24:07 AM
Grab your coat and get your hat
There are flurries on the doorstep
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Post by: Jrand70 on February 11, 2008, 06:28:01 AM
Jrand:  "Nothing gets older faster than the latest and newest and hippest things EVER" - what a wise and beautifully considered turn of phrase.  

It may be a useful mantra for theater writers wondering whether to set their shows in "modern times" or choose a nebulous time in the past, perhaps.  



I learned that from someone who told me years ago - never let your picture be taken in the latest and newest and hippest, those are the pictures you will regret later.....and it's true.  Bell bottoms, leisure suits, etc....oh my....   ;D
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Post by: Jrand70 on February 11, 2008, 06:29:35 AM
I don't think I have ever been in a Tappas bar......and trendy food and restaurants are not my thing....hmmmmmmmmmm
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Post by: Ginny on February 11, 2008, 06:40:34 AM
May I chime in here and say that DH Richard and I had delightful dining experiences at 2 "small plate" restaurants when we were in DC last summer?  At the Jaleo location in Crystal City and at Zaytinya near the Convention Center.  What we liked was the ability to sample many different dishes without ordering a lot of anything.
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Post by: Kerry on February 11, 2008, 06:41:52 AM
I love "Madame X."  It's such a gorgeous trashy movie, and Ms. Turner et al are delightful in it.   A typical Ross Hunter movie.

Today is my dear sister, Karen's birthtday--HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KAREN!!!!!!!


  That must mean it is my brother's birthday, too, since he and Karen are twins, but let's not go there.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 11, 2008, 06:45:01 AM
Happy Birthday, DR Kerry's sister Karen!

In your honor, we shall go for a walk!
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Post by: Kerry on February 11, 2008, 06:48:36 AM
Give me 20 minutes at least-- I'm moving slowly today.
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Post by: Jrand70 on February 11, 2008, 06:51:28 AM
Happy Birthday to sister of DR KERRY - Karen!!
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Post by: Jrand70 on February 11, 2008, 06:54:36 AM
I agree....I think Madame X (as Mr BK wrote) is one of Lana Turner's best performances...if not her best.

I remember a Pauline Kael review that called it old fashioned and accused Turner of being not Madame X but Brand X, a product to be sold.  Well Kael's writings aren't much in demand....and Turner still sells DVD's to bed sure.

I know there was a lot of controversy around the production, and of course Constance Bennett died between shooting and the release of the film.....along with a snide comment by her agent Sue Mengers.....but even if the color is not well done, I am glad it is on it's way to me.
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Post by: Ben on February 11, 2008, 06:56:09 AM
Happy Birthday to one twin, Karen. Does she have a Toni? Remember that ad, Which Twin Has the Toni?

Which Twin? (http://www.old-time.com/commercials/1940's/Which%20Twin%20Had%20The%20Toni.htm)
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 11, 2008, 06:58:30 AM
Give me 20 minutes at least-- I'm moving slowly today.

Should I bring ice to drop down your pants?
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Post by: elmore3003 on February 11, 2008, 07:02:52 AM
Good morning, all! Unless the Institute finally pays us today or the damned cabaret lady comes through I am about as overdrawn as a body can get and not thrilled about any of it.  I hate this crap.  I could use some financial vibes today.

DR vixmom, I'm really happy the vister loved RENT; I'm quite fond of the show as well.  I truly am sorry I missed you all on Saturday but I did get a good deal of needed rest.  My physical health is much better but the financial strain is not doing a thing for my mental health.

DR MBarnum, when was it that you were here last? There were no bedbugs then so I'm trying to figure out the timeline.

I have a trip to the Post Office. After that, more vacuuming, perhaps some pesticide, but I've selected another section of shelves to sort out.
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on February 11, 2008, 07:03:24 AM
And the word of the day is: PHILIPPIC!

And The Songs Of The Day(from the same show) WHY CAN'T THE ENGLISH? and JUST YOU WAIT
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 11, 2008, 07:03:44 AM
(((((Elmore)))))
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Post by: Jrand70 on February 11, 2008, 07:18:08 AM
Financial vibes to DR ELMORE.
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Post by: Kerry on February 11, 2008, 07:18:19 AM
Should I bring ice to drop down your pants?
Anything anyone wants to shove down my pants will be more activity than I have seen in quite some time!   :'( :o
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Post by: Elan on February 11, 2008, 07:19:40 AM
Anything anyone wants to shove down my pants will be more activity than I have seen in quite some time!   :'( :o
And the award for "too much information, thankyouverymuch" goes to...
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Post by: singdaw on February 11, 2008, 07:21:17 AM
***FINANCIAL VIBES***[/color][/size]
to DR elmore3003[/color][/size]
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Post by: singdaw on February 11, 2008, 07:21:45 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Karen, DS of Kerry!!!   :)   :)   :)
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 11, 2008, 07:29:10 AM
You ready to go for a walk, Kerry?

It will be about a half hour before I can get there.
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Post by: Kerry on February 11, 2008, 07:35:51 AM
You ready to go for a walk, Kerry?

It will be about a half hour before I can get there.

I'm ready.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 11, 2008, 07:36:28 AM
Good morning!

Much colder here this morning than it has been for the last four or five days, and only promises to be in the high 40s today. Warming is to start and continue through the week, however.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 11, 2008, 07:38:28 AM
Sorry I didn't  log in last night to chatter about my evening of viewing. The internet and phone lines were down in my neighborhood (we had strong winds yesterday that blew down some trees), and I couldn't get on-line. At some point during the night, they were repaired, and everything was fine this morning.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 11, 2008, 07:39:54 AM
I spent most of the evening last night watching more episodes of GIRLFRIENDS. I think the problem for me is that I don't like any of the leading female characters. The actresses are fine with what they're given, but I find all four of the female characters and their male friend very off-putting. So, the set won't be getting a very positive review from me. It's hard to find things funny about characters you dislike.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 11, 2008, 07:40:24 AM
I'm ready.

Ok. I'm on  my way!
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Post by: Matt H. on February 11, 2008, 07:41:19 AM
I had recorded an episode of BURKE'S LAW the night before off the American Life channel, and I watched it last night. Theodore Bikel, Dewey Martin, Dorothy Lamour, and MacDonald Carey were the primary guest stars. Marlyn Mason was also in the supporting cast.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 11, 2008, 07:42:36 AM
BROTHERS & SISTERS had a good episode last night. Nice to see Eric Winter as Jason McAlister back and Scottie fighting so hard for Kevin. Don't know where that's going to go, but it should be intriguing. Rob Lowe seemingly had the night off last night!
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Post by: Matt H. on February 11, 2008, 07:48:55 AM
Last night, DR der Brucer opined:

"For those of us who, of necessity, receive all TV inputs from a cable company (and require a set-top box for all but the very basic channels), why would such a tuner be essential - or even useful?

I think I saved big bucks buying unit without an internal tuner."


That's fine for you. For someone like me that often has three or four shows on at the same time and a DVR that can only record two shows at once, having a digital tuner is a godsend. I can watch a show over the air in HD while the cable DVR picks up two others.

There are other people who don't have access to cable or who don't want to upgrade to digital HD boxes, and with a digital tuner in their TV, they can have HD for free saving them money.

And did you know that with a QAM tuner, you can do away with the digital settop box and use the analog cable connection only. The QAM tuner pulls in all the unscrambled HDTV signals. The TV that I have now has both a digital tuner (ATSC) and a QAM tuner, so I can choose HDTV from multiple sources. Over-the-air signals contain far less compression and can be much sharper and more detailed than the (of necessity) heavily compressed signals that cable and dish customers must use.

One other thing. Due to atmospheric interference for the past two or three weeks, the cable service has been having massive problems with the CBS affiliate;s signals  here. The cable transmissions were heavily pixilated and distorted. I could watch the CBS affiliate over the air with ZERO interference.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 11, 2008, 07:53:14 AM
TV Reminder:

ABC's line-up seems to be all new tonight.

THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES has a new episode.

NBC's line-up of reality shows is all new.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 11, 2008, 07:55:33 AM
Sorry about omitting GOSSIP GIRL from the list. It was there, and I edited it out. I'll go look it back up in a minute and post what I find.

BIG SHOTS is likely over with for good. Sorry for those of you who are fans. Like BIONIC WOMAN, the show started with good ratings and every week saw an erosion. BIG SHOTS had one of the highest rated shows on TV as a lead-in, and was losing 65% of the audience at 10, so don't expect to see it back. I suspect that's why it was left off that list.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 11, 2008, 07:57:03 AM
I'll be continuing with GIRLFRIENDS today. I'm on disc 3 (out of 4), so I don't know if I'll be able to finish all the episodes today or not. I kind of doubt it.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 11, 2008, 07:57:46 AM
Spoo!

I forgot to mention that CBS has two new sitcom episodes tonight with WELCOME TO THE CAPTAIN and THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE. The rest of their Monday line-up is reruns.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 11, 2008, 08:01:35 AM
Here it is for you, DR Jennifer:

Gossip Girl
Expected to shoot up to 9 new episodes to air in April/May/June.


As for GHOST WHISPERER, it's TBD (to be determined).
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Matt H. on February 11, 2008, 08:03:58 AM
I have zero to add to the Topic o' the Day.

My diet is as routine and regulated (in other words, bland) as my cleaning habits.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Ginny on February 11, 2008, 08:11:13 AM
Birthday wishes to Karen, DR Kerry's sister!
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: JMK on February 11, 2008, 08:12:11 AM
I'm going to be completely contrarian and say that I love the score to Applause.  It was one of the first OCRs I bought and I loved it then, still do.  So there.

Happy Birthday to occasional lurker (well one can hope, can't one?) SERGIO MENDES!!  (and Karen).  ;)
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Ginny on February 11, 2008, 08:12:13 AM
{{{{{Dear DR Elmore}}}}}}
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Matt H. on February 11, 2008, 08:26:19 AM
Heading down now to clean up before my lunch out with best friend John.

WBBL.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: singdaw on February 11, 2008, 08:32:06 AM
After watching that clip of Bacall this morning, I can't get "But Alive" out of my head!!

Drat that DR FJL!!   ;)
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: S. Woody White on February 11, 2008, 08:32:10 AM
Dear Esteemed BK: Do I really have to bitch-slap you?

You've fallen into the trap of thinking that trends start in NYC or LA.  They do not.  They start elsewhere, gain a foothold somewhere in the U. S. of A., and then get imported to NYC or LA, where the hip and trendy people go "oooh!" and "aaah!" and declare whatever it is that they have "discovered" is now as hip and trendy as they are.

(And, it should be noted, just as disposable as they are, which is why they are always so desperate to find something new to declare as hip and trendy, to make sure that they remain as hip and trendy as what they have declared hip and trendy.)

When Der Brucer and I were in Cincinatti, of all places, attending a political confrontation convention well over a decade ago, there were tapas bars in that small city.  I kid you not.  In fact, I wish we had visited one or two while we were there - as a rule, food in Cincinatti is wretched, and that is putting it mildly.  Having a number of small wretched plates might have been better on the ol' tumtum than the large wretched plates we encountered instead.  Or, at least, we could have had some nice drinkies along with the tapas, to help us ignore all the wretch.

And the first time Der B and I met our very own DR Jose (for a performance of Stephen Schwartz's Children of Eden at the Ford Theater in Washington D. C. - Jose was performing, and we brought him pale green roses), he led us after the show to a restaurant called Jaleo (http://www.jaleo.com/), where chef Jose Andres sealed his reputation as far back as 1993 by serving tapas.  (Typical of our own DR Jose, the kind of tapas he was interested in at that point of the evening was the desserts - our own DR Jose is highly consistant in that manner.)

So, there you've got der Brucer and myself encountering tapas twice before it was even mentioned in NYC or LA.

If there is a problem with tapas here in the U. S. of A. it comes from how tapas is served in Spain, as opposed to how it is served here.  Dinner in Espania is served late - nine o'clock in the evening is considered early.  So, naturally, with all those hours between when people get off from work and when dinner is served, there's a good chance of people getting a bit peckish, and wanting something to snack on.  

The solution is to go bar-hopping.  But, instead of simply stopping at a bar for a drink, and then hopping to the next bar for a drink, the pleasant people of Spain will have a tapas at one bar, then move on and have a different tapas at the next bar.  Why move from bar to bar?  Because each bar specializes in the different kinds of tapas.  One bar may have some amazing olives, for instance.  The next will be known for it's coca de recapte (flatbread with roasted eggplant and peppers).  A third, perhaps, will have it's croquetes de pollastre i pernil high on the list (that's chicken and ham croquettes, by the way).  Or gambes a la planxa (griddled shrimp with garlic and parsley).  

(Anthony Bourdain's first television series, A Cook's Tour, 2001, included an episode where he accompanied some lovely women searching out tapas in San Sebastian, and the women tapased him under the table.)

But, here in the U. S. of A., the owners of the restaurants and bars do not want you to hop from place to place.  They want you to stay, and give them all of your money.  The result is that our bars and restaurants have to diversify in their tapas, serving a large variety and specializing in none.  A pity.  Also a pity is how we Americans do not have a break between tapas (and drinkies) like the Spaniards do, that respite that comes from walking from tapas bar to tapas bar, breathing in some fresh air and getting the blood pumping through our veins.

Now, here's something interesting: in Tokyo and other Japanese cities, a similar sort of thing takes place.  They have restaurants that specialize in specific kinds of dishes, such as sushi or gyoza or skewered meats or whatever.  Similar idea as to what goes on in Spain, only with soy sauce instead of olive oil.  You want trendy?  Just wait!  We've already got the sushi part - the rest is just waiting in the wings!
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: S. Woody White on February 11, 2008, 08:42:19 AM
And the word of the day is: PHILIPPIC!
Queen Elizabeth found she had some spinach caught between her teeth, which she hated every time it happened, and bitterly whispered to her side, "Phillip!  Pick!"
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: S. Woody White on February 11, 2008, 08:46:14 AM
Comments on the notes:LA maybe just late to the party. The Algeria Tapas Bar opened on Pine Ave. in downtown Long Beach in the fall of 2001 and and has been going hot and heavy ever since. Since both Woody and I like to surf-and-nosh, the Tapas enviroment is a real treat.

Well, I wasn't going to rub it in that staid and stodgy Long Beach was ahead of trendy Los Angeles.

But I'm glad you did.   :-*
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: S. Woody White on February 11, 2008, 08:50:51 AM
In any case... As for the Topic of the Day...

The restaurant trends that I don't like include:
...-using Sriracha (Rooster Sauce) as a plate garnish on every plate - that can come as a surprise at times!...
"Oh, look, darling!  There's this bright orangey-red sauce here on my plate of strawberries!  I wonder what it can be?"

 :o
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Jane on February 11, 2008, 09:03:52 AM
DR Dakota, PRAYERS AND VIBES FOR YOUR FRIEND!

Safe and Easy Travel Vibes for DR Jose!

Happy Birthday to DS of DR Kerry!
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Jane on February 11, 2008, 09:04:32 AM

PAYCHECK VIBES TO DR ELMORE!

LESS STRESS VIBES TO DR ELMORE!
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: S. Woody White on February 11, 2008, 09:14:33 AM
Dear DR MBarnum:  Exactly where are you staying in Glendale?  The humungous mall you've mentioned would be the Glendale Galleria, which is indeed largish, particularly for a mall plopped down in the middle of a city, and is a place I'm fairly familiar with from the days when I worked in Glendale.  Are you, perhaps, staying at a motel somewhere towards the south end of the mall, between Brand Blvd. and Central?

If so, you're in walking distance of a number of very nice places to eat on Brand.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: S. Woody White on February 11, 2008, 09:15:40 AM
And, for Page Four, let's have an M. Barnum Dance!

(Or not.  I'm not sure if he's a dance-type of fellow.)
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: bk on February 11, 2008, 09:20:51 AM
I have no doubt that tappas bars started small and elsewhere - but it's just amusing to see the proliferation of them now - I was looking at one of those free, big glossy magazines they have lying around and on every page there were four tappas bars advertised, most on Ventura Blvd.   And I've seen the wine bars coming.  And then there's that "new" hip and trendy appetizer edamamie or whatever the HELL it's called, that soybean thing - someone was having that at Pig n Whistle last week - newly added to the menu, and I'm told newly added to many, many menus here in LA.  Eight bucks for some soy beans - amazing, ain't it?  We all know the word chipotle has existed for years, but honestly, when did it exist on EVERY SINGLE MENU in every restaurant.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: bk on February 11, 2008, 09:21:00 AM
I seem to be up.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: bk on February 11, 2008, 09:21:18 AM
It's been very summery here.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: S. Woody White on February 11, 2008, 09:25:04 AM
From yesterday:

Quote from: JRand57 on Yesterday at 06:14:00pm
Quote
Tina and Beyonce doing PROUD MARY....wonder if Beyonce even realizes she just got served in front of 35 million people?

 
Quote from JoseSPiano:
Quote
I wondered about that too.  -Although, sort of sadly, I think that was due to the ever-lowering vocal range - and keys - of Ms. Turner.


Are you suggesting that Ms. Tina is beginning to sound like Ms. Kathleen?

 :o
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 11, 2008, 09:25:16 AM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%][size=8]~~~~~~~~~~~May Elmo find $ today!~~~~~~~~~~~[/size][/move]
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 11, 2008, 09:26:47 AM
I heard on the news over this past weekend that the sugar refinery explosion in Georgia last week was caused by the ignition of sugar dust.

Who knew sugar dust was flammable??!!??

Knowing that now, I do worry about some of our "lot"....if sugar dust can flare up, what will happen to fairy dust?

I'm just sayin'........
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 11, 2008, 09:27:19 AM
 ;D
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: singingnymph on February 11, 2008, 09:27:41 AM
It's been very summery here.
And me without freon in my car.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 11, 2008, 09:30:57 AM
I have no doubt that tappas bars started small and elsewhere - but it's just amusing to see the proliferation of them now - I was looking at one of those free, big glossy magazines they have lying around and on every page there were four tappas bars advertised, most on Ventura Blvd.   And I've seen the wine bars coming.  And then there's that "new" hip and trendy appetizer edamamie or whatever the HELL it's called, that soybean thing - someone was having that at Pig n Whistle last week - newly added to the menu, and I'm told newly added to many, many menus here in LA.  Eight bucks for some soy beans - amazing, ain't it?  We all know the word chipotle has existed for years, but honestly, when did it exist on EVERY SINGLE MENU in every restaurant.


Well, I don't know about the trendy L.A. movement, but edamame has been a staple in Chinese cuisine for thousands of years.  Edamame is sold in all the grocery stores locally...and has been for a long time.  It's on all the Chinese restaurant menus.  I've seen it on a dim sum menu, too, but I don't know if it's in the same "appetizer"category as what you've found in L.A. eateries.  Basically, it's a versatile veggie cooked or raw (in salads).

Blame New Mexico for chipotle's rise to trendy status, IMO.  I was inundated with chipotle in Santa Fe back in the summer of 2000.  It was good, too!

But you can also look to the ever-expanding/affluent Latino population to explain why it's taken hold so firmly in L.A., as well.

Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 11, 2008, 09:32:59 AM
I cleared out about 53% of my DVR cache yesterday and Saturday...caught up on all of last week's programs, and finally managed to clear out the 2008 U.S. National Figure Skating telecast!  It's nice to have some breathing room for future programs!
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: S. Woody White on February 11, 2008, 09:35:06 AM

Like der Brucer mentioned, there's a tapas bar in Long Beach, was there well before we moved more than four years ago.  Wine bars, yep, had 'em in Long Beach before we moved (Sony Bono's older daughter, Christy, featured one at her first restaurant on Broadway - we went to a few political fundraisers there).  Edamame?  Had 'em at Chinese restaurants in Long Beach before we moved.   And chipotle is old hat in Long Beach.

BK, ol' fellow, you need to drive a little further south more often.  Long Beach is the hippest long before the hip start hoppin'.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 11, 2008, 09:37:40 AM
And the coffee trend started in the Pacific Northwest.  Long before we started seeing coffee bars pop up here and across the country, they proliferated in  cities like Seattle.  We have "Peet's" locally...and the guy who started "Starbucks" got his learning from working for "Peet's".
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: singdaw on February 11, 2008, 09:42:40 AM
(http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/kitchentips/images/tapas_large.jpg)
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: singdaw on February 11, 2008, 09:43:11 AM
Some day I'm gonna start a trend...
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: bk on February 11, 2008, 09:43:29 AM
I can only tell you that when every restaurant in LA suddenly has edamamie on its appetizer menu, then it has suddenly (and I mean suddenly) become the new toy of the trendy and hip, something they would never have eaten at a jernt like Pig n Whistle even a year ago.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: S. Woody White on February 11, 2008, 09:53:41 AM
And what is trendy and hip in LA is old hat everywhere else.

PS: Has everyone noticed?  Ron P. and I are now both ahead of the trendy and hip of LA.  Whoda thunk we'd ever be hip together?

 8)
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: singdaw on February 11, 2008, 09:53:51 AM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%](http://img.alibaba.com/photo/51725703/Shelled_Edamame_Beans.jpg)[/move]
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: singingnymph on February 11, 2008, 09:54:18 AM
I made this for all of us. It's a money magnet.  ;D
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2369/2258532102_d96b7dcbe5.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: singdaw on February 11, 2008, 09:55:19 AM
Ron P. and I are now both ahead of the trendy and hip of LA

Does that make the rest of us cool by association?    8)
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: singingnymph on February 11, 2008, 09:55:49 AM
Does that make the rest of us cool by association?    8)
Just you.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Jeanne on February 11, 2008, 09:57:19 AM
Grab your coat and get your hat
There are flurries on the doorstep

I quite like that one. I like many of FJL's lyrics, but I especially like that one. I'll try to remember it. (yes, a Fantasticks reference)
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: singdaw on February 11, 2008, 09:57:43 AM
Does one put the ice down the pants first, or the seltzer?
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: singdaw on February 11, 2008, 09:58:43 AM
And then, is it shaken or stirred?  
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Jeanne on February 11, 2008, 09:59:07 AM
And hello, everyone!

Chilly here, too. Cold temps, plus wind. Brrr. I pulled my winter clothes back out.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Jeanne on February 11, 2008, 09:59:47 AM
Vibes to DR DC's friend!
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: S. Woody White on February 11, 2008, 10:01:01 AM
Quote from: singdaw on Today at 09:55:19am
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Does that make the rest of us cool by association?
   

Just you.

We are all cool here at HHW.

Not exactly what our midwestern brethren (and sisthren)
would like right now, but that's how it is, folks!

 8)
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: S. Woody White on February 11, 2008, 10:02:13 AM
And then, is it shaken or stirred?  
Whisked.

(You thought I was going to say "beaten"?)
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: S. Woody White on February 11, 2008, 10:03:10 AM
(http://img.alibaba.com/photo/51725703/Shelled_Edamame_Beans.jpg)
New flavor from Jelly Belly!
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Jeanne on February 11, 2008, 10:03:10 AM
Pleased to hear that DR KERRY is up to walks--with or without the ice.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Jeanne on February 11, 2008, 10:05:07 AM
Financial vibes to DR ELMORE and anyone else who needs them. Wait.
FINANCIAL VIBES TO US ALL!
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: singdaw on February 11, 2008, 10:06:42 AM
Reminder: Don't forget to get any needed Valentines into the mail!
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 11, 2008, 10:07:46 AM
And what is trendy and hip in LA is old hat everywhere else.

PS: Has everyone noticed?  Ron P. and I are now both ahead of the trendy and hip of LA.  Whoda thunk we'd ever be hip together?

 8)

I'd a never thunk it!
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 11, 2008, 10:08:14 AM
That photo of tapas reminded me of how much I miss Italian anti-pasti!
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: S. Woody White on February 11, 2008, 10:08:19 AM
We have bags of edamame in our freezer section.  How cool is that?  (F or C, your choice.)
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Jeanne on February 11, 2008, 10:12:49 AM
I heard on the news over this past weekend that the sugar refinery explosion in Georgia last week was caused by the ignition of sugar dust.

Who knew sugar dust was flammable??!!??

Knowing that now, I do worry about some of our "lot"....if sugar dust can flare up, what will happen to fairy dust?

I'm just sayin'........

 ;D  ;D
I, too, found last week's story about sugar dust strangely comic.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Jeanne on February 11, 2008, 10:17:12 AM
Reminder: Don't forget to get any needed Valentines into the mail!

Mine went into the mail last week. Of course, that doesn't guarantee timely delivery.

Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: S. Woody White on February 11, 2008, 10:19:38 AM
And, speaking of chipotles, Michael Ruhlman writes in his blog: (http://blog.ruhlman.com/)

Quote
...Last night, my father brought over some steaks to grill, so I made the above compound butter—a maitre d butter with some espelette pepper thrown in for some zing as well as minced shallot.  If I’d had chipotles in adobo sauce, I’d have used those. ...
 

Great photo by his wife, Donna!  Only... can butter ever be trendy with the trendy and the hip?  Aren't they supposed to be afraid of butter?
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: singingnymph on February 11, 2008, 10:20:10 AM
BE MY VALENTINE

OR THE BUNNY GETS IT
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Jeanne on February 11, 2008, 10:20:40 AM
As for tapas bars, we've had one in my 'hood for twelve years or so. I've never been in it. It replaced a really nice restaurant whose name just escaped me--Tavola, that's it! Some clever business people thought they'd create a restaurant with great food, but without the high prices, and Tavola was the result. I was not happy when Tavola closed. Jose, do  you know anything about that?
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: S. Woody White on February 11, 2008, 10:20:53 AM
Valentines done through the mail, and not in person?

Does that mean the mailman gets the kiss in thanks?
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: S. Woody White on February 11, 2008, 10:23:54 AM
Time to head in to work.  Regular register today, green sweatshirt, not the red shirt.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Jeanne on February 11, 2008, 10:24:39 AM
As for restaurant preferences, I concur with many of Jose's points. I do not like noisy restaurants. Last year for my birthday a friend took me to dinner at a very expensive restaurant. The food was good, but not great, the tables were small and shoved tightly together, and it was noisy, noisy, noisy. I'd much prefer an inexpensive meal with good food and good company.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: singdaw on February 11, 2008, 10:26:29 AM
Regular register today, green sweatshirt, not the red shirt.

In this cold weather, no one even gets to see what colored shirt the cart-wranglers are wearing!   :(
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: singdaw on February 11, 2008, 10:27:33 AM
Yes, DR Jeanne - it is surprisingly difficult to find a quiet restaurant where you can just talk.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: singingnymph on February 11, 2008, 10:30:03 AM
http://vd.meish.org/
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: singingnymph on February 11, 2008, 10:31:19 AM
http://www.despair.com/bittersweets.html
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: singingnymph on February 11, 2008, 10:31:38 AM
http://tomatoalligator.com/
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: singingnymph on February 11, 2008, 10:34:42 AM
http://www.thepayback.com/getrevenge.html
http://www.hugkiss.com/platinum/deadflower.shtml
http://www.hugkiss.com/platinum/kissoff2.html
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Elan on February 11, 2008, 10:36:10 AM
singingnymph:

I take it this time of year does not quite inspire sweetness and light from you?
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: singingnymph on February 11, 2008, 10:36:17 AM
http://www.i-mockery.com/minimocks/valentines06/
http://www.i-mockery.com/minimocks/valentines07/
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Jane on February 11, 2008, 10:39:09 AM
And what is trendy and hip in LA is old hat everywhere else.

PS: Has everyone noticed?  Ron P. and I are now both ahead of the trendy and hip of LA.  Whoda thunk we'd ever be hip together?

 8)

 ;D  Even in Ashland, Tapas & edamame have been "hip" for years.


We too keep bags of edamame in the freezer, Keith has even grown it in the garden.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: singingnymph on February 11, 2008, 10:40:09 AM
singingnymph:

I take it this time of year does not quite inspire sweetness and light from you?
Something like that.

This romantic holiday (named for a Catholic saint) falls during Lent.
Does anyone else find this ironic?
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: singingnymph on February 11, 2008, 10:40:40 AM
http://www.rejectionhotline.com/
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: singingnymph on February 11, 2008, 10:40:53 AM
http://www.teddyscares.com/
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 11, 2008, 10:41:34 AM
Good Afternoon!

Lunch!

-It's been an interesting morning to say the least.  ;) :-\ ;)
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 11, 2008, 10:43:04 AM
As for "Tapas" (just one "p") and "edamame", etc... Well.. BK... Since you only ever mention dining at Genghis Cohen, Jerry's Deli, that BBQ Place, Firebirds, etc... Well... Just sayin'.  ;)

*Have you tried any of the new places around the Disney Concert Hall?  Well, they were new a few years ago.  ;)
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: singingnymph on February 11, 2008, 10:43:05 AM
And remember, VD stands for Valentine's Day AND Venereal Disease!
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Jrand70 on February 11, 2008, 10:46:46 AM
Edemame Van Doren?

Edemame Eisenhower?
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Jrand70 on February 11, 2008, 10:47:29 AM
DR FJL - I keep thinking about "But Alive" - and DR JMK can extoll the virtues of the score....but I am reticent.  Oh yes, I am reticent.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Jrand70 on February 11, 2008, 10:49:16 AM
Page Six LP Dance.

(http://content.answers.com/main/content/img/amg/pop_albums/3/1/r/e317211mkr7.jpg)
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: singingnymph on February 11, 2008, 11:04:05 AM
At first I thought that said LAP DANCE.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Jeanne on February 11, 2008, 11:07:29 AM
Yes, DR Jeanne - it is surprisingly difficult to find a quiet restaurant where you can just talk.

Well, personally, I like to both talk and eat. But that's just me.
 ;)
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Elan on February 11, 2008, 11:14:03 AM
At first I thought that said LAP DANCE.

Now THAT would get us a lot more posts quickly! :)
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: George on February 11, 2008, 11:25:07 AM
I don't mind restaurant servers only reciting the daily specials, but I *do* mind ordering one, and finding out at the end of the meal that it was twice as expensive as anything else on the menu. Granted, I don't go out to save money (and higher end kosher restaurants in NYC are very expensive compared to similar non-kosher venues), but I'd like some warning about paying more for a single entree than my two companions' complete meals combined.

I've never been too embarrased to ask, "And how much is that?"

:)
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Elan on February 11, 2008, 11:27:11 AM
I've never been too embarrased to ask, "And how much is that?"

:)

Neither am I, at this point. Expensive lesson learned; then again, the food was almost worth it, so I can't complain all that much.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: singdaw on February 11, 2008, 11:43:57 AM
If Lauren Bacall approaches you, offering a lap dance, you're going to stop her and ask "How much is that"?    ;)
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: singdaw on February 11, 2008, 11:46:26 AM
What are the chances of Lost Horizon [1973] ever being released on DVD?
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: George on February 11, 2008, 11:51:44 AM
Good morning, all! Unless the Institute finally pays us today or the damned cabaret lady comes through I am about as overdrawn as a body can get and not thrilled about any of it.  I hate this crap.  I could use some financial vibes today.

[size=4
]~~~Super Extra Strong Financial Vibes for DR Elmore!!~~~[/size][/glow]
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: bk on February 11, 2008, 11:58:30 AM
I, of course, have Lost Horizon on DVD - I'd have to assume they'll get around to it at some point.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: bk on February 11, 2008, 12:00:38 PM
I have done all the stuff I needed to do for tonight's production meeting, as well as done some work at the piano.

This drive to this theater is probably going to be a bit of a slog at times - it's almost an hour drive and that's with NO traffic.  WITH traffic they say up to two-and-a-half hours.  Oy and vey.  I'll head out there at five today, but I think when we're actually in rehearsal I'll leave at three-thirty or four to try to avoid the traffic, then just have a leisurely meal pre rehearsal.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: FJL on February 11, 2008, 12:10:33 PM
Jrand - I tried to do a Butt Alive parody with Uranus references, but came a-cropper.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: George on February 11, 2008, 12:13:21 PM
Today is my dear sister, Karen's birthtday--HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KAREN!!!!!!!

  That must mean it is my brother's birthday, too, since he and Karen are twins, but let's not go there.

Happy Birthday to DR Kerry's DS Karen!!
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: singdaw on February 11, 2008, 12:14:33 PM
DR FJL - a-cropper, or a-crapper?  :)
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: FJL on February 11, 2008, 12:16:01 PM
singdaw - always the high road  :)
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: FJL on February 11, 2008, 12:16:32 PM
Off to a meeting uptown!
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Post by: Ginny on February 11, 2008, 12:17:53 PM
Well, the meeting that's supposed to begin my day tomorrow has been postponed.  And the instructor of the college class that's supposed to visit for a database demo tomorrow afternoon just called to say that they probably won't come.  The national weather map shows one storm coming from the NW and another from the SW and it looks like they'll converge right on top of us.  The forecasts are using the phrase "significant icing."  Yikes!
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 11, 2008, 12:20:38 PM
Bell bottoms, leisure suits, etc....oh my....   ;D

And of course you could be caught in a "dromedary moment", as you so keenly observed:

(http://theenvelope.latimes.com/media/photo/2008-02/35484235.jpg)

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Ginny on February 11, 2008, 12:21:09 PM
Hope the weather doesn't interfere with DR Jose's return to NYC tonight.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on February 11, 2008, 12:22:33 PM
....  And now the song and the clothes....well...nothing gets older faster than the latest and newest and hippest things EVER.....

Let's hope this ages fast:

(http://theenvelope.latimes.com/media/photo/2008-02/35482660.jpg)

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: singdaw on February 11, 2008, 12:25:32 PM
CAREFUL:  Singing the song "Butt Alive" can have unintended Ass-Effects(TM).
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: singdaw on February 11, 2008, 12:27:08 PM
The forecasts are using the phrase "significant icing."  Yikes!

(http://www.rosascatering.com/rosas/cakes_files/cake_icing54.jpg)

Seriously, though, DR Ginny - stay safe!   :P
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: singdaw on February 11, 2008, 12:30:26 PM
I could eat some of DR JoseSPiano's fried rolls right about now...    :)
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: JMK on February 11, 2008, 12:39:02 PM
What are the chances of Lost Horizon [1973] ever being released on DVD?

I was just thinking about that this morning, Sing.  I have a nice VHS dub from the laserdisc (with the cut elements).  I guess I could burn my own for the time being.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 11, 2008, 12:40:37 PM

And did you know that with a QAM tuner, you can do away with the digital settop box and use the analog cable connection only. The QAM tuner pulls in all the unscrambled HDTV signals. The TV that I have now has both a digital tuner (ATSC) and a QAM tuner, so I can choose HDTV from multiple sources. Over-the-air signals contain far less compression and can be much sharper and more detailed than the (of necessity) heavily compressed signals that cable and dish customers must use.

That's fine for you "out in the air" boys. Those of us who dwell in the "holler" have no access to over the air TV, satellite TV, or even cell-phones! Our Cable company encodes all but the very basic channels, so a set-top box is a must (and it is part of the DVR).

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 11, 2008, 12:50:43 PM
And speaking of "trendy"...

Last night on FoodTV's "Throwdown with Bobby Flay", the topic was chocolate chip cookies, and Flay did a throwdown with, you guessed it, LEVAIN - I mean, this was no contest! Poor Bobby.

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Elan on February 11, 2008, 01:04:57 PM
And speaking of "trendy"...

Last night on FoodTV's "Throwdown with Bobby Flay", the topic was chocolate chip cookies, and Flay did a throwdown with, you guessed it, LEVAIN - I mean, this was no contest! Poor Bobby.

der Brucer

I just cannot feel any sympathy for Flay; sorry, but how this man ever managed to wrangle his way into the company of Batali et al defies my understanding. I'd rather watch Emeril, and I can't *stand* Emeril...
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Matt H. on February 11, 2008, 01:13:24 PM
That's fine for you "out in the air" boys. Those of us who dwell in the "holler" have no access to over the air TV, satellite TV, or even cell-phones! Our Cable company encodes all but the very basic channels, so a set-top box is a must (and it is part of the DVR).

der Brucer

You asked for an explanation, der Brucer, and I gave you the reasons why I felt it was important FOR ME. I said at the start of the explanation that what you had was fine for you.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Matt H. on February 11, 2008, 01:14:27 PM
I think it warmed up more here today than they were expecting. We weren't supposed to get out of the 40s today, but I'm sure it's in the upper 50s at least.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Matt H. on February 11, 2008, 01:15:09 PM
And I did want to mention how sad I was to read about the death of Roy Scheider.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Matt H. on February 11, 2008, 01:15:42 PM
I wonder if the upload folder is still full. I'm assuming bk will tell us when it's been emptied.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Matt H. on February 11, 2008, 01:16:19 PM
I watched another disc of GIRLFRIENDS episodes this afternoon. I have 6 more episodes to go plus another bonus featurette.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Matt H. on February 11, 2008, 01:17:08 PM
I also had time to skim through AS THE WORLD TURNS. No gay boys, and they weren't featured on tomorrow's show either.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 11, 2008, 01:31:49 PM
Who knew sugar dust was flammable??!!??

Well, to pick a nit - sugar dust is not flammable, it can not sustain a flame from a low temperature ignition source like a match; like many other dusts (coal, grain, pollen, flour, powered milk), it is, however, capable of combustion if ignited under pressure - it can also self-ignite "spontaneous combustion".

Liquid gasoline can burn, but only gasoline vapor under pressure can explosively combust. (We shan't get into Stoichiometry.)

But you are definitly wise to worry about the "fairy dust" - we know it can flame!

der Brucer

Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Matt H. on February 11, 2008, 01:33:44 PM
I just read that ABC has given early renewals for next season to the following shows:

"Pushing Daisies," "Private Practice," "Samantha Who?" and "Dirty Sexy Money."

In addition to those four new shows, ABC gave early pick-ups to "Desperate Housewives," "Grey's Anatomy," "Lost," "Ugly Betty" and "Brothers & Sisters."

No word yet on BOSTON LEGAL, MEN IN TREES, or WOMEN'S MURDER CLUB.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Jennifer on February 11, 2008, 01:33:47 PM
Vibes for DR DakotaCelt's friend. ~~~~~~~~~~~

Vibes for DR Elmore. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 11, 2008, 01:37:32 PM
Whoda thunk we'd ever be hip together?

 8)

Is that a SIDESHOW reference?

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Jennifer on February 11, 2008, 01:37:46 PM
I really liked last night's BROTHERS & SISTERS. But really missed Rob Lowe. He makes the show for me.

Thanks for the info on GOSSIP GIRLS DR MattH. I love that show!
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 11, 2008, 01:38:11 PM
I brought the ice, and DR Kerry wouldn't let me put it down his pants.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 11, 2008, 01:48:19 PM
I'll head out there at five today, but I think when we're actually in rehearsal I'll leave at three-thirty or four to try to avoid the traffic, then just have a leisurely meal pre rehearsal.

When I left the area almost 4 years ago, the San Bernardino (10), the Pomona (60) and the Riverside (91) freeways all started getting chocked up by 4 PM - and Friday was hopeless!

I suggest you buy a helicopter.

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Kerry on February 11, 2008, 01:49:58 PM
I brought the ice, and DR Kerry wouldn't let me put it down his pants.

 Were you this warped before I met you?  
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 11, 2008, 01:51:25 PM
You asked for an explanation, der Brucer, and I gave you the reasons why I felt it was important FOR ME. I said at the start of the explanation that what you had was fine for you.

I know - I was just bemoaning my misfortune.

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Kerry on February 11, 2008, 01:53:38 PM
I made this for all of us. It's a money magnet.  ;D
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2369/2258532102_d96b7dcbe5.jpg?v=0)

I'll take two please!   :)
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Kerry on February 11, 2008, 01:54:50 PM
And then, is it shaken or stirred?  

Let's just say that I make a great cocktail!
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Cillaliz on February 11, 2008, 01:56:27 PM
Dolly Parton postpones tour, blames breasts
Singer has sore back and says, ‘You try wagging these puppies around’


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23114849/
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: bk on February 11, 2008, 01:56:50 PM
I've already decided that there will be no Friday rehearsals until absolutely necessary, perhaps the week before we open.  My plan is to hopefully have two full eight hour weekend rehearsal days, and two to three three hour sessions on the week nights.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 11, 2008, 01:57:25 PM
Were you this warped before I met you?  

You ask this of a mother whose daughter eats plates?

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Kerry on February 11, 2008, 01:58:30 PM
Yes, DR Jeanne - it is surprisingly difficult to find a quiet restaurant where you can just talk.

Last week, I went out to eat with some friends who are on the shy side but I thought should get to know each other, so I purposely picked a decent (but not great) place where I knew the service was lousy, and we'd be left alone.  It worked beautifully (although it did take some doings to get refills and the check).
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Cillaliz on February 11, 2008, 01:59:21 PM
It's snowing like crazy - those big stick out your tongue and try to catch them flakes - and I've had a very busy day, so I think I'll head home.  It's time for lunch..lol...I didn't have time for it earlier
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: bk on February 11, 2008, 02:00:41 PM
We haz been purged, so photos can be posted.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Cillaliz on February 11, 2008, 02:00:43 PM
I've already had a couple consultations from my ad in the Spanish language newspaper Mundo Latino.  That's pretty cool. It's only been in there twice.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 11, 2008, 02:06:41 PM
Productive day, thus far.  I'm cleaning and futzing around the condo.  Washed clothes, changed bed linens, am now going through a box of old bills and gettin' read to fire up the shredder.

For din-din tonight, N.Y. strip steak!
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Kerry on February 11, 2008, 02:08:49 PM
Thank you all for the birthday wishes to my sister-- she has truly been there for me and deserves them.  My dear nephew's birthday is on Valentine's Day so, I better get moving and send him a card.  You are all a truly great bunch of people!!!!!!!   Let's all move in together!
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Kerry on February 11, 2008, 02:09:55 PM
You ask this of a mother whose daughter eats plates?

der Brucer

Point taken!
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Matt H. on February 11, 2008, 02:10:26 PM
This was the page dance I would have done the last time it was my turn!


Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Matt H. on February 11, 2008, 02:11:19 PM
And thanks to Mr. Mark B. for emptying out the upload folder.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Matt H. on February 11, 2008, 02:12:33 PM
Now, I guess I'll do a little writing and then head down to clean the dining room (didn't get to it this morning) and then back to viewing.

WBBL.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 11, 2008, 02:12:47 PM
This morning DR Kerry and I went for a walk, and this is what we saw:

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

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w247/SaltonSeaTrip/steelepark.jpg)
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Kerry on February 11, 2008, 02:19:47 PM
Does one put the ice down the pants first, or the seltzer?

I'll leave that up to you!
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Kerry on February 11, 2008, 02:20:59 PM
Whisked.

(You thought I was going to say "beaten"?)


Either is good.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 11, 2008, 02:22:46 PM
This was the page dance I would have done the last time it was my turn!

(http://www.haineshisway.com/community/attachments/woz8.jpg)

And many years later he became:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51DfN5oLl3L._AA280_.jpg)

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Kerry on February 11, 2008, 02:26:20 PM
For awhile (a few years ago--meaning 10 years ago probably) we had a few tapas bars that featured flamenco dancers on the bar (some of the dancers were quite professional and attractive), but I found that it made me often drop my fork or glass.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Kerry on February 11, 2008, 02:28:06 PM
Let's hope this ages fast:

(http://theenvelope.latimes.com/media/photo/2008-02/35482660.jpg)

der Brucer

Kind of looks like DR Sandra's cocout bra exploded!
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 11, 2008, 02:42:44 PM
Here it is for you, DR Jennifer:


As for GHOST WHISPERER, it's TBD (to be determined).

New update from  TVGUIDE (http://community.tvguide.com/blog-entry/TVGuide-Editors-Blog/Ausiello-Report/Wga-Strike-Favorite/800032698):

Ghost Whisperer
Expected to shoot 4 to 7 new episodes to air in April/May.

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 11, 2008, 02:50:43 PM
(http://www.foxnews.com/images/root_images/021108_blackberry.jpg)

ASSOCIATED PRESS (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,330367,00.html)

Quote
BLACKBERRY SERVICE OUT IN NORTH AMERICA; AT&T SAYS ALL CARRIERS AFFECTED

NEW YORK  —  An outage has disconnected BlackBerry smart phones across North America.

AT&T Inc. says the disruption Monday is affecting all wireless carriers. AT&T first learned about the problem at about 3:30 p.m. EST.

There's no word on the cause or when the problem might be fixed.

This should keep the trend-setters quiet for a while

der Brucer

Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: TCB on February 11, 2008, 03:03:51 PM
It is now my Next-Best-Thing-To-Coma time.  Many thanks to Mr. Bruce, MBarnum, Adriana & Cason for a fabulous evening.

So!  It appears that Mr. Murphy can arrive for dinner engagements and personal appearances; but he is apparently toooooo busy to post at HHW!
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 11, 2008, 03:12:04 PM
It's WKC dog show time:

(http://www.foxnews.com/photoessay/photoessay_3296_images/0211081236_M_021108_dogshow16.jpg)

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 11, 2008, 03:12:55 PM
Here she is, boys!

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

I'm really not sure.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 11, 2008, 03:36:01 PM
DR DearReaderLaura - So... Is that what happens after you eat too many plates and inhale too many car exhaust fumes?  ;)
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 11, 2008, 03:36:51 PM
Here she is, boys!

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

I'm really not sure.

I see she is equipped to serve up her brother en Brochette!

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 11, 2008, 03:39:00 PM
Good Afternoon!

Greetings from Memphis International Airport!

The airport shuttle left my hotel at 4:32.

I was through security at 4:45!

Now that's (ridiculously) fast!  -Of course, it helps that the airport is so close to the hotel - and vice versa - and that the airport is ridiculously slow right now.  I've even had time to stop at the Corky's BBQ counter for a sandwich, and I even picked up some of of Dinstuhl's Cashew Crunch, and Interstate BBQ's pulled pork and sauce to take back with me to NYC.

:)
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 11, 2008, 03:39:30 PM
Here she is, boys!

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

I'm really not sure.

And where in the Easter Sunrise pageant does she appear?

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 11, 2008, 03:40:58 PM
In other news...

WHEW!  The past three days of playing auditions really caught up with me today during my lunch break.  We only had three very small groups after lunch, but they seemed to take a bit longer than usual.  I even ended up staying a little after I was released to play for two young women who had flight issues - they made it back right in time for the last group.  *Thankfully, they both sang well.  ;)
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 11, 2008, 03:43:10 PM
I just cannot feel any sympathy for Flay; sorry, but how this man ever managed to wrangle his way into the company of Batali et al defies my understanding. I'd rather watch Emeril, and I can't *stand* Emeril...

Well, Flay has always been the "uber-macho" representative of the Food Network.  He used to grate on my nerves - his live studio show - and his co-host(!) - were just too too at times.  However, I like "Throwdown".  And I especially like how he "trains" at local NYC establishments.  Good "hometown" publicity.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 11, 2008, 03:46:02 PM
DR DearReaderLaura - So... Is that what happens after you eat too many plates and inhale too many car exhaust fumes?  ;)

Yes, that would explain it.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 11, 2008, 03:50:18 PM
Some day I'm gonna start a trend...

But who's going to finish it?
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: TCB on February 11, 2008, 03:54:10 PM



.....along with a snide comment by her agent Sue Mengers.....


Jrand, don't just throw that comment out without explaining what the comment is that you are talking about.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 11, 2008, 03:56:50 PM
And speaking of tapas... Again...

There's a great sliver of a place in Chelsea that opened recently, El Quinto Pino (http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/el-quinto-pino/).  It's set up like a "traditional" tapas bar - no seating.  Well, there are bar stools, but no sit-down tables.  It is primarily a bar, but they have a small selection of tapas - all quite good.  -However, they've become famous for their cross-culture creation: uni (sea urchin roe) panini(!!!).
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 11, 2008, 03:57:42 PM
Oh.. I guess I should get ready to log off and shut down.  I should be boarding soon... And I'll be back in NYC a little before 10:00pm.  :)

Laters...
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 11, 2008, 04:00:30 PM
Safe flight, DR Jose!
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: bk on February 11, 2008, 04:03:32 PM
I just don't see a day when I will ever frequent a tapas bar.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Kerry on February 11, 2008, 04:12:49 PM
Here she is, boys!

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

I'm really not sure.
OH, my god-- she really did it!


Fantastic!
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 11, 2008, 04:19:27 PM
cross-culture creation: uni (sea urchin roe) panini(!!!).

Ladies and Gentlemen - put your hands together and give a great round of applause to out next contestant Ms Uni Panni!

der Brucer

Oh the Letterman fun to be had  "Uma - Oprah - Uni"
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 11, 2008, 04:22:14 PM
I just don't see a day when I will ever frequent a tapas bar.

Well, how about a nice sit-down joint with a Tapas Menu?

der Brucer

And maybe they will give you and your guest a four-top to keep you happy.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 11, 2008, 04:24:41 PM
OH, my god-- she really did it!


Fantastic!

And you Sir Kerry, get all the blame credit!

Maybe you can get employment as a uniform consultant to all of the Arizona self-park garages.

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: TCB on February 11, 2008, 04:24:53 PM

Valentine's Day is like herpes: just when you think its gone for good, it rears its ugly head once more. No wonder some people prefer to call it VD.


http://vd.meish.org/

Actually MRSA is very much like herpes.  There are certain things you are not supposed to do while you are having an outbreak.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: George on February 11, 2008, 04:27:50 PM
Yes, DR Jeanne - it is surprisingly difficult to find a quiet restaurant where you can just talk.

Or see!  I've been to too many restaurants (and not even super fancy restaurants) where they turn the lights down so low, you can barely see what you're eating. :P

Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: George on February 11, 2008, 04:28:30 PM
Here she is, boys!

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

I'm really not sure.

To Thine Own Self Be True!
Shakespeare

;D
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: George on February 11, 2008, 04:29:06 PM
And since we're so close (and I've finally caught up)...
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: George on February 11, 2008, 04:29:24 PM
PAGE NINE DANCE!!
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: singdaw on February 11, 2008, 04:36:46 PM
That photo of DR Sandra is something else!  :)   :)   :)   :)
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: bk on February 11, 2008, 04:38:47 PM
I shall now be on my way to the Chance Theater.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: bk on February 11, 2008, 04:39:12 PM
Keep the home fries burning until my returning for which I know you'll be yearning.  And save a four-top for me.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 11, 2008, 04:40:49 PM
Actually MRSA is very much like herpes.  There are certain things you are not supposed to do while you are having an outbreak.

Like community hot tubs :)

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 11, 2008, 04:43:42 PM
Or see!  I've been to too many restaurants (and not even super fancy restaurants) where they turn the lights down so low, you can barely see what you're eating. :P



Not like the good old days when you could see half way across the room through the nicotine haze.

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: TCB on February 11, 2008, 04:49:41 PM
Like community hot tubs :)

der Brucer


No, like sex!
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: elmore3003 on February 11, 2008, 04:50:04 PM
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Safe Travel Vibes to our DR Jose! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
[/move]
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: FJL on February 11, 2008, 04:50:15 PM
Not as busy tax-wise as last week.  Probably a calm before another storm.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 11, 2008, 04:50:44 PM
Or see!  I've been to too many restaurants (and not even super fancy restaurants) where they turn the lights down so low, you can barely see what you're eating. :P

That's the strategy I use when I have company for dinner.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: vixmom on February 11, 2008, 05:00:18 PM
Well if we are showing off daughters...
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: vixmom on February 11, 2008, 05:01:21 PM
I have been ketching up bu tnow I have to run again...but first





Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: vixmom on February 11, 2008, 05:02:15 PM
VIBES FOR ALL GOOD THINGS TO DEAR ELMORE
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: vixmom on February 11, 2008, 05:02:29 PM
Healing VIBES for TCB
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: vixmom on February 11, 2008, 05:03:04 PM
Jane ... I GOT MAIL!!!



from you,  to be specific... thanks!
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: vixmom on February 11, 2008, 05:03:53 PM
It's cold enough outside to freeze the tail off a brass monkey
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: vixmom on February 11, 2008, 05:04:15 PM
I think that's the expression
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Post by: DERBRUCER on February 11, 2008, 05:04:25 PM
NEWS FLASH!

CUE: ODE TO JOY! (http://origin.presstelegram.com/breakingnews/ci_8231497)

Quote
Mailing a letter will cost a penny more starting in May

By Randolph E. Schmid, AP Science Writer
Article Launched: 02/11/2008 11:52:26 AM PST

WASHINGTON - Mailing a letter will soon cost a penny more.

The U.S. Postal Service announced Monday that the price of a first-class stamp will rise to 42 cents starting May 12.

Oh, I bet our esteemed host will have words to say; oh yes, there will be words said! Mark my word, he will have more words!

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: vixmom on February 11, 2008, 05:04:48 PM
ACK! The Vixter is due at choir practice -  3 minutes ago!
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: George on February 11, 2008, 05:20:58 PM
Well if we are showing off daughters...

(http://www.haineshisway.com/community/attachments/hair_and_specs.jpg)


Nice picture!
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Kerry on February 11, 2008, 05:40:52 PM
And you Sir Kerry, get all the blame credit!

Maybe you can get employment as a uniform consultant to all of the Arizona self-park garages.

der Brucer

Hmm=not a bad idea.  It's much more interesting than the the T-shirts they have to wear.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Kerry on February 11, 2008, 05:42:11 PM
Actually MRSA is very much like herpes.  There are certain things you are not supposed to do while you are having an outbreak.

Come here, dear boy, and I will feed you chocolate!
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: TCB on February 11, 2008, 05:55:15 PM
Well if we are showing off daughters...


Great photo of the Vixter.  I hope I get to meet her before she gets too much older.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 11, 2008, 05:57:35 PM
Dip me and fry me....where on earth did the day get to?

I've shredded years and years of utility bills, financial statements, etc., several paid off credit cards, etc., etc.  Feels good.

I've got three bags full of confetti to throw out.

I'm ready now to grill my steak.

Onward....
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 11, 2008, 05:58:33 PM
Jane ... I GOT MAIL!!!



from you,  to be specific... thanks!


Ummmm....I'm pretty sure she already knows she sent you some mail.  Unless, of course, it's several years old....
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: singingnymph on February 11, 2008, 05:58:38 PM
For some reason I had a dream about a rapping youtube amateur, last night.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 11, 2008, 05:59:26 PM
NEWS FLASH!

CUE: ODE TO JOY! (http://origin.presstelegram.com/breakingnews/ci_8231497)Oh, I bet our esteemed host will have words to say; oh yes, there will be words said! Mark my word, he will have more words!

der Brucer



Get out there and buy up AS MANY Forever Stamps as you can find!
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Edisaurus on February 11, 2008, 06:00:15 PM
Marlyn Mason was also in the supporting cast.

At first, I thought: Marilyn Manson??
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Jane on February 11, 2008, 06:12:36 PM
Here she is, boys!

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

I'm really not sure.

 ;D :D :)
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Edisaurus on February 11, 2008, 06:14:57 PM
CAREFUL:  Singing the song "Butt Alive" can have unintended Ass-Effects(TM).

My DH and I saw that commercial last night. I was looking at him to see if the humor of it was registering with him. He turned and looked at me with an "am I hearing that right?" look and we both started laughing.

Then we watched the infomercial DR Laura menitoned for the Magic Bullet. Besides making omlettes, margaritas and chopping garlic, it cures syphillis, too!
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: TCB on February 11, 2008, 06:17:45 PM
Jane, thank you so much for the adorable card!
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Jane on February 11, 2008, 06:18:05 PM
Jane ... I GOT MAIL!!!



from you,  to be specific... thanks!

Good.

I hope the Vixter never cuts her beautiful long hair.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: TCB on February 11, 2008, 06:18:28 PM
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Post by: Jrand70 on February 11, 2008, 06:18:45 PM
(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w247/SaltonSeaTrip/whatthe.jpg)


GIVE ME YOUR TIRED, YOUR POOR, YOUR DOWNHEARTED, YOUR MUSICAL THEATRE MAVENS AND NOVICES, THOSE WHO HUNGER FOR A PLACE ON THE INTERNET THAT IS POPULAR AND CIVIL, HHW STANDS AS A BEACON ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Jrand70 on February 11, 2008, 06:19:44 PM
The pictures of lovely daughters ALMOST made up for the Beyonce picture posted by DR derBRUCER.....

Ah...yes....the story, DR TCB.....
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Edisaurus on February 11, 2008, 06:20:20 PM
I've even had time to stop at the Corky's BBQ counter for a sandwich, and I even picked up some of of Dinstuhl's Cashew Crunch, and Interstate BBQ's pulled pork and sauce to take back with me to NYC.

And the chocolate-covered grapes?
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Jane on February 11, 2008, 06:20:27 PM
Ummmm....I'm pretty sure she already knows she sent you some mail.  Unless, of course, it's several years old....

LOL-I do, the point was to let me know it was received.  Which I appreciate knowing. ;)
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Jane on February 11, 2008, 06:21:11 PM
You are welcome DR TCB.  
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: TCB on February 11, 2008, 06:25:35 PM
My oh my!  Just when I thought I only had bad luck, out of the blue I get an e-mail from the Microsoft Promotion Award Team (which is stangely enough is located in London, rather than Redmond, WA).  Apparently the lucky number randomly attached to my e-mail address was the only correct winning entry, and I am therefore the recipient of £850,000.  

Well, it looks like dinner is going to be on me!
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Edisaurus on February 11, 2008, 06:27:11 PM
Money vibes to our dear Elmore!

And vibes to the downstair neighbor, as well. Bring her some Levain cookies and say "I think you need these". Then, if she wants to talk about her problems, you have given her an opportunity to do so, or she can just thank you and let it be.

Of course, you will need to have some cash infusion before you go to Levain!
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Edisaurus on February 11, 2008, 06:28:05 PM
Well, it looks like dinner is going to be on me!

See you at the tapas bar!
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Cillaliz on February 11, 2008, 06:28:24 PM
I'm watching the Westminster Dog Show.  
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Edisaurus on February 11, 2008, 06:28:37 PM
BTW, we have had tapas bars here in pokey ol' Atlanta since the '90's.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Jrand70 on February 11, 2008, 06:28:40 PM
Well.....Constance Bennett through Ms Sue Mengers drove a hard bargain with producer Ross Hunter who wanted her badly for the role of the Mother in MADAME X.  Bennett was married to an Air Force Brigadier General and hadn't made a film in a few years, preferring to play poker and be a society matron.

One thing she continued to demand was that her name be in a box on all advertising.  Negotiations continued while Bennett flew off to Switzerland to get some plastic surgery - she had been deathly afraid of doing it before, but felt a return to the big screen demanded it.

Billing was set at her being 4th billed after the title, and special "Constance Bennett as Estelle" on screen (Keir Dullea also received the same billing ",,,,,as Clay, Jr."

The plastic surgery had some complications and Constance Bennett died before the film was released (critics wrote that when John Forsythe greeted her as "Mother" in her first scene, there were gasps in the audience at her visage).

At her funeral, Sue Mengers was among those in attendance.  As the service began, she was heard to remark:  "Well, Connie finally got her box."
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Jrand70 on February 11, 2008, 06:31:04 PM
Exciting email DR TCB!!!  The one I got today revealed that Miss Tammy Tyree x 3 is on her way to my house.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Jrand70 on February 11, 2008, 06:31:43 PM
DR CP did you get your EL CID set yet?

Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Jrand70 on February 11, 2008, 06:34:01 PM
Sleet, ice, and lots of snow predicted for after midnight....at the oasis.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Jane on February 11, 2008, 06:37:27 PM
I had plans today to make fudge to send as Valentine gifts, since I couldn't do it at Christmas.  Darn, I still can't do it.  I need to back off on many of the things I've been doing & rest my wrist & hand more.  To begin with I'll have to leave the heavier pots and pans for Keith to wash.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Jrand70 on February 11, 2008, 06:38:12 PM
DR CILLA LIZ have you seen Uno yet?
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Jrand70 on February 11, 2008, 06:39:10 PM
I had plans today to make fudge to send as Valentine gifts, since I couldn't do it at Christmas.  Darn, I still can't do it.  I need to back off on many of the things I've been doing & rest my wrist & hand more.  To begin with I'll have to leave the heavier pots and pans for Keith to wash.

It's a sacrifice, DR JANE....  ;D
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Jrand70 on February 11, 2008, 06:40:41 PM
DR FJL - give Butt Alive another try....I know you can do it.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Jrand70 on February 11, 2008, 06:44:56 PM
Shore iz quiet round hyer.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Jrand70 on February 11, 2008, 06:47:05 PM
I think I will watch a DeeVeeDee.

I had pork chops for dinner this evening.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: TCB on February 11, 2008, 06:48:54 PM
Well.....Constance Bennett through Ms Sue Mengers drove a hard bargain with producer Ross Hunter who wanted her badly for the role of the Mother in MADAME X.  Bennett was married to an Air Force Brigadier General and hadn't made a film in a few years, preferring to play poker and be a society matron.

One thing she continued to demand was that her name be in a box on all advertising.  Negotiations continued while Bennett flew off to Switzerland to get some plastic surgery - she had been deathly afraid of doing it before, but felt a return to the big screen demanded it.

Billing was set at her being 4th billed after the title, and special "Constance Bennett as Estelle" on screen (Keir Dullea also received the same billing ",,,,,as Clay, Jr."

The plastic surgery had some complications and Constance Bennett died before the film was released (critics wrote that when John Forsythe greeted her as "Mother" in her first scene, there were gasps in the audience at her visage).

At her funeral, Sue Mengers was among those in attendance.  As the service began, she was heard to remark:  "Well, Connie finally got her box."



Thanks, Jrand.  Great story!
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Jane on February 11, 2008, 07:05:02 PM
I have a request to watch & hopefully vote for Nicolette tomorrow on the Maury Povich show.  Seems there is a competition to win a recording session in NY.

Nicolette (Nikki) is the charming niece of our Dear Friend aka brother to Bruce's high school classmate.  

Bruce, she is Maureen's daughter.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Jane on February 11, 2008, 07:05:13 PM
'night
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: FJL on February 11, 2008, 07:07:09 PM
Jrand -  The best I could do was:

And I'm from Europe by way of Uranus
Partially heinie and partially heinous
Butt alive

Se what I mean?  :)
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Cillaliz on February 11, 2008, 07:08:04 PM
Oy, I waited and waited for Dell technical support only to get disconnected. The AC adapter on this laptop goes out. I know exactly what's wrong, but of course I ahve to answer the stupid questions. I'm number 70 in line on the computer and am back on hold on the phone. Who knows which will be faster
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Cillaliz on February 11, 2008, 07:18:34 PM
I am talking to India...isn't that thrilling and yes I know that it's the power cord that keeps falling out of the connector.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Cillaliz on February 11, 2008, 07:23:38 PM
Oh good grief, they want to send a new motherboard and a technician to replace it just in case a new cord doesn't work. I'm trying to convince them that I'm willing to just get a new cord and if that doesn't work I'll call back. I do not want to fix the parts of the computer that aren't broken!!!
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 11, 2008, 07:26:17 PM
Good luck. I had to deal with them after Christmas. There seems to be a great deal of disorganization in their customer service.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Cillaliz on February 11, 2008, 07:27:34 PM
So now they are going to send a technician and if the new cord works he won't replace the motherboard and if it doesn't he will replace the motherboard. Oh bother. I should just spend the $65 and get a new cord.  Between JRand's spoiler and this stupid phone call, I'm not enjoying the dog show at all
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Cillaliz on February 11, 2008, 07:31:43 PM
Jrand....apologies...looks like the news report I read looking for UNO was just winning best of breed.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Cillaliz on February 11, 2008, 07:32:53 PM
I just backed up my computer last night, but if they have to replace the motherboard, I'm going to have to reinstall everything.  I really don't want to do that. All the programs are working fine...oh bother
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Cillaliz on February 11, 2008, 07:38:40 PM
I am back on hold ....it's been almost another 10 minutes. How long does it take to write down...."Take power cord and mother board to her house after calling to set up appointment"?
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Cillaliz on February 11, 2008, 07:39:14 PM
"Thanks for being online....just be online for one more minute" I'm counting
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Cillaliz on February 11, 2008, 07:46:45 PM
I'm still waiting.....
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Cillaliz on February 11, 2008, 07:47:43 PM
I'm considering hanging up. I have to wait for someone to contact me anyway. So what do I need from this yahoo?
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Cillaliz on February 11, 2008, 07:48:43 PM
I hung up.  He had all my contact info. I just got an email from the first guy who I was disconnected from. Why does it have to be so hard to get a simple power cord?
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Cillaliz on February 11, 2008, 07:53:55 PM
Yup, that's Patty Hearst and her French Bulldog.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Cillaliz on February 11, 2008, 07:57:23 PM
She didn't make it to the show tonight, but her dog won best of opposite sex. I didn't even know there was such an award for the best of opposite sex of the winner of the breed.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Cillaliz on February 11, 2008, 07:58:00 PM
AH HA!  I just got an email from sishil with all the info I need for the service call. Hanging up worked better than I thought it would.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Cillaliz on February 11, 2008, 07:59:19 PM
Think I'll watch the show again. It's on again later tonight.  3 more groups tomorrow night and best in show.  Too much fun!
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Cillaliz on February 11, 2008, 08:03:04 PM
I think Rufus is my favorite past winner
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Cillaliz on February 11, 2008, 08:03:45 PM
We've had 3.6 inches of snow so far tonight.  I'm supposed to drive to several jails outside of town tomorrow. Hmmm
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Cillaliz on February 11, 2008, 08:05:07 PM
Ok, I'm a happy camper again. Sorry for sharing the stress of the service call. I just HATE having to do that. But my laptop is still under warranty so I do it.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Kerry on February 11, 2008, 08:07:38 PM
Alright Dr Laura, I need an explanation of this one.  I understand the first part, but I got lost from the milkshake on!

"If they ever figure out how to bring people back from the dead, the first one should be Ira Gershwin. Have you heard what they're writing today? 'My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard;' 'I'm hot cause I'm fly; you ain't cause you not."
DR Sandra
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Matt H. on February 11, 2008, 08:11:36 PM
Exciting email DR TCB!!!  The one I got today revealed that Miss Tammy Tyree x 3 is on her way to my house.

My TAMMY collection has also shipped today. Sadly, I didn't get the Lana set which I was expecting today.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Cillaliz on February 11, 2008, 08:12:04 PM
DR Kerry I think they must be lyrics from some song written today.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Matt H. on February 11, 2008, 08:13:25 PM
I finished the DVD set of GIRLFRIENDS. The last two half hour episodes concerning the wedding of one of the characters were the two most uncomfortable, unpleasant shows I've ever endured on television.  Was I ever glad when I got to the end of that last episode!
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Matt H. on February 11, 2008, 08:15:19 PM
The bonus feature on the last disc in the set ironically was the producer and director of those wedding episodes bragging about how great they thought they were, how bold they thought they had been for a comedy series. Poor deluded fools thinking their work was important just because it was bitching and sniping from one character to another for an hour.

I am not a fan of confrontational comedy.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Matt H. on February 11, 2008, 08:16:58 PM
THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES had a good episode tonight. Brian Austin Green joined the cast as John's uncle, and it was a good introduction for him.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Matt H. on February 11, 2008, 08:18:19 PM
Next, I watched OLD CHRISTINE where she contemplates having plastic surgery since she's dating a man so much hotter and more desirable than she is. Silly premise but there were some laughs along the way
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 11, 2008, 08:24:12 PM
Good Evening!

Greetings from NYC!   :)

*And I've already unpacked my luggage too!
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 11, 2008, 08:25:15 PM
ACK! The Vixter is due at choir practice -  3 minutes ago!

-Or three to five Posts ago!  ;)
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 11, 2008, 08:26:40 PM
And the chocolate-covered grapes?

Alas, no chocolate-covered grapes at the airport kiosks.  Ah, well.  I think I'm going to call them tomorrow to see if they're doing mail order on them - or their chocolate covered strawberries raspberries.  I know they recently got Kosher certification - would that have anything to do with not carrying them anymore?
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 11, 2008, 08:27:48 PM
Oh good grief, they want to send a new motherboard and a technician to replace it just in case a new cord doesn't work. I'm trying to convince them that I'm willing to just get a new cord and if that doesn't work I'll call back. I do not want to fix the parts of the computer that aren't broken!!!

DR Cillaliz - Go to E-Bay. Do a search for your computer model and power cord. Then pay the $10 for it.  :)

*That's what I did for my Compaq - so much quicker and cheaper than dealing with their customer service.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 11, 2008, 08:28:12 PM
DR TCB - So, no ice cubes for you either?
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Matt H. on February 11, 2008, 08:38:31 PM
Guess I'll finish up the rest of the writing I have to do and then head down to bed.

Good night!
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 11, 2008, 08:42:18 PM
WOW!

A friend of mine just came across this clip - and the related clips on YouTube...  If you want to see what I was a part of around this time of year two years ago...

CLICK HERE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_yUjqfEWn4&feature=related)

WARNING: It Sucks!  ;)
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Cillaliz on February 11, 2008, 08:46:08 PM
DR Cillaliz - Go to E-Bay. Do a search for your computer model and power cord. Then pay the $10 for it.  :)

*That's what I did for my Compaq - so much quicker and cheaper than dealing with their customer service.

Yeah, I may do that to have one, but I think I'll let the service tech bring me one for nothing. And, if it really is the motherboard, I may as well get it replaced before my warranty expires.  
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Jane on February 11, 2008, 09:25:06 PM
Here is the link to vote for Nicoletta...http://talentshow.mauryshow.com/undiscovered/index.php
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: td on February 11, 2008, 09:37:13 PM
DR Jose - Thanks for the TATSEL clips!
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 11, 2008, 09:53:20 PM
Well... The day has most certainly caught up with me...

Goodnight.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: bk on February 11, 2008, 10:22:57 PM
Back from a nice meeting at the Chance, about which more later.  Must now relax before writing Ye Olde Notes.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: Matthew on February 11, 2008, 10:41:29 PM
I have nothing to say, no I could not say anything at this time.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 11, 2008, 10:47:29 PM
I hear bk is adding a new number to his show:

The Brain Tappas

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 11, 2008, 11:14:10 PM
ASSOCIATED PRESS (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,330367,00.html)

Quote
BLACKBERRY SERVICE RESTORED AFTER 3-HOUR NATIONWIDE OUTAGE

Stuart Gold, a customer who says he gets 1,000 e-mails a day as director of field marketing for Web analytics company Omniture Inc., worked on his laptop most of Monday after his BlackBerry went on the blink.
Although Gold said he thought last year's outage gave him a needed break from work, Monday's frayed his last nerve.

"I cannot believe this happened again," he said as he got off a plane. "I'm on the road 300 days a year. My entire life is in my BlackBerry — my family life, my professional life, my emotional life, everything. ...

They're not allowed to do this to me."

Gives new meaning to "GET A LIFE!"

der Brucer

Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 11, 2008, 11:18:22 PM
Well, it seems the cows have come home!

Welcome cows.

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: MBarnum on February 11, 2008, 11:19:45 PM
It seems to be just me and the cows here on HHW right now!
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: MBarnum on February 11, 2008, 11:23:33 PM
I had my first taste of the Ventura/101 freeway today...it scared me and nobody knew what it meant when I used my turn signal...it is like that blinking light on my automobile caused widespread panic each time I used it.

Went all the way from Glendale to Westlake Village, which is a looooooooooong ways a way. Traffic was fast and furious until I reached Calabasas....then I pretty much had the freeway to myself.

I spent 6 hours sorting through cabinets and boxes of movie stills at Baseball Cards and Movie Collectibles Store in Westlake Village.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: MBarnum on February 11, 2008, 11:28:14 PM
After buying many, many movie stills for my upcoming magazine interviews I hopped back onto the freeway and dropped off in Studio City where I had a lovely dinner at Good Earth on Ventura Blvd, dinning with my interviewee former child actor Scotty Morrow and his buddy Mark, who I had met before on my previous trip down here. Scott and Mark a lots of fun and I had a great time. I will see them both, along with Marks friend Sherill, on Saturday for dinner and possible at the Ray Courts Show.

After dinner I drove over to Hollywood and stopped in at Amoeba Records where I planned to trade off a bunch of DVDs and CDs (as I did last time I was down). Well, they don't take trade after 9pm...so I just shopped. Will try again later this week perhaps...I saw plenty of items I still would like to get with my trade-ins.

Now to catch up on the posts.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 11, 2008, 11:35:26 PM
It seems to be just me and the cows here on HHW right now!

And it seems the cows have mooved on.

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: cows on February 11, 2008, 11:36:38 PM
It seems to be just me and the cows here on HHW right now!
Moo.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 11, 2008, 11:36:55 PM
Well, they don't take trade after 9pm...

After 9pm, the trade moves on to Santa Monica Blvd.

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: cows on February 11, 2008, 11:37:18 PM
We were having technical difficulties.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: cows on February 11, 2008, 11:51:07 PM
Well, it seems the cows have come home!

Welcome cows.

der Brucer
Thank you. The chickens told us it was nice over here.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: MBarnum on February 11, 2008, 11:57:25 PM
Am now caught up with today's posts...as for the topics discussed today...I must get me those TAMMY movies...

...I saw a Bollywood version of MADAME X, it was highly entertaining...

 I don't mind if something is hip or trendy...and if it remains popular then it eventually becomes classic...if I like then I enjoy it, if not then I don't pay much attention to it.

I am sleepy now. Goodnight.
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 12, 2008, 12:03:02 AM
Moo.

Welcome back.

How's the grazing?

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 12, 2008, 12:18:28 AM
Thank you. The chickens told us it was nice over here.

Most of us are. Me, however, you will not like: I think Carson's Silent Spring was scientifically faulty propaganda.
I also support the development and proliferation of genetically modified foods.

So, ignore me, and enjoy the board.

der Brucer

Title: Re:THE TAPPAS BAR
Post by: bk on February 12, 2008, 12:24:00 AM
MBarnum ate at the Studio City Good Earth - a mere one minute from the home environment.