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Title: CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: bk on April 29, 2008, 01:28:09 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes were closer than ever, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - they're closer than ever.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: bk on April 29, 2008, 01:28:47 AM
And the word of the day is: GIMCRACK!
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2008, 01:55:10 AM
And the word of the day is: GIMCRACK!

Cheap and gaudy?  That's me!!  :)
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2008, 01:57:10 AM
A VERY VERY HAPPY HHW BIRTHDAY[/size][/color]
TO THE VIXTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/size][/color]

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Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2008, 01:57:47 AM
I'm plum out of TOPICS OF THE DAY.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: bk on April 29, 2008, 02:53:03 AM
Yes, a happy haineshisway.com birthday to the VIXTER!!!
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: bk on April 29, 2008, 02:53:19 AM
I've finished writing the actor notes and shall now go to bed.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Michael on April 29, 2008, 03:44:46 AM
I always enjoyed this one:

Bad casting.
Favorite Movie or Play with actors totally unsuitable.


DEATHTRAP
Sydney-Danny DeVito
Clifford-Justin Timberlake
Myra-Dakota Fanning
Porter-Ozzy Osborne
Helga-Madonna
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jrand69 on April 29, 2008, 04:46:19 AM
Happy Birthday to DR THE VIXTER.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jrand69 on April 29, 2008, 04:46:45 AM
No drummer?  Sheesh!

Today is a work day, of course.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Ben on April 29, 2008, 04:49:10 AM
Boy is that Page 16 ever broken!!!
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Ben on April 29, 2008, 04:49:41 AM
It finally loaded but I skipped most of it after seeing it in widescreen.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Ben on April 29, 2008, 04:49:52 AM
Happy Birthday to Vixter!
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jrand69 on April 29, 2008, 04:49:54 AM
Bad casting, yes always a favorite....hmmmmmmmmm.....

I Love Lucy - a television pilot

Lucy Ricardo - Hedy Lamarr
Ricky Ricardo - Abel Salazar
Fred Mertz - Cecil Kellaway
Ethel Mertz - Gisele MacKenzie
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Ben on April 29, 2008, 04:50:31 AM
We will need to act like adults today since Vixter is joining us.

Yeah...right.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Ben on April 29, 2008, 04:50:55 AM
I have work to do so I'll bow out for now.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2008, 04:51:49 AM
It finally loaded but I skipped most of it after seeing it in widescreen.

As mentioned previously, you didn't miss too much.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2008, 04:54:41 AM
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Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 29, 2008, 04:54:43 AM
Happy Happy Birthday, DR Vixter!!!!

Please take a photo of your birthday cake and post it! We LOVE cake around here.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2008, 04:56:46 AM
No drummer?  Sheesh!

THIS IS WHAT bk NEEDS:

(http://specialsantaletters.com/movies/little-drummer-boy.jpg)
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jrand69 on April 29, 2008, 05:06:33 AM
Yes Page 16 was troublesome yesterday.....
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jrand69 on April 29, 2008, 05:07:38 AM
Off to work to sell some gimcracks and prepare for tomorrow evening's Seance.....the first night of the year when the veil is thinnest between the physical and the spiritual worlds.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on April 29, 2008, 05:10:32 AM
And the word of the day is: GIMCRACK!

And The Song Of The Day Is: BAUBLES.BANGLES AND BEADS
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on April 29, 2008, 05:12:38 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY VIXTER
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Cillaliz on April 29, 2008, 05:47:10 AM
DR Jane was discussing Bryan's move and moving company options and the way that DR Woody explained his move.  Woody REALLY hates two dollar bills. And Matt started describing his viewing yesterday.  I think that covers most of page 16.   I posted a lot of nothing to get us to page 17
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Cillaliz on April 29, 2008, 05:49:21 AM
I have what is essentially a free office day.  No court and no appointments.   It's been a long time since I had one of those. I'm definitely looking forward to it. And to getting Edith started on her  next big project.  Hiring her was the smartest business decision I've made in a long time
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: FJL on April 29, 2008, 06:07:15 AM
Happy birthday to dear dear Vixter
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: FJL on April 29, 2008, 06:09:17 AM
Whatever happened to the idea that if you have a commitment and can't make it, you let people know as soon as you know, with plenty of time so that they can take steps to do something about it?  
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: FJL on April 29, 2008, 06:12:39 AM
I hate to say this, because it'll bother musicians who read this site, but it seems ot me that taking another gig doesn't seem like a fair thing to do when you're committed to performances, whatever your legal rights are.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Ginny on April 29, 2008, 06:15:12 AM
Tuesday morning greetings!  Here I am back at work after a delightful 3-day weekend.  My day is almost like that of DR Cillaliz, except for 1 appointment in about 20 minutes.  Most of the rest of the day I'll spend processing registrations for the volunteer administrators' conference and preparing for the Wright State University class I'm visiting tomorrow evening.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Ginny on April 29, 2008, 06:21:27 AM
Happiest of birthdays to The Vixter!
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 29, 2008, 06:33:39 AM
We will need to act like adults today since Vixter is joining us.

I shall refrain from using any language or discussing any situations she did not experience in RENT.

der Brucer
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 29, 2008, 06:38:27 AM
And the word of the day is: GIMCRACK!

::cue banjos::

Gimcrack corn and I don't care, Gimcrack corn and I don't care..

der Brucer

GIMCRACK - white powder sold by your personal trainer
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jennifer on April 29, 2008, 07:10:53 AM
Happy Birthday to the vixter.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2008, 07:14:52 AM
Good morning, all! I should have begun with today's posts. I went to bed last night after being unable to log on to the infamous page 16, and I've spent most of the past 45 minutes trying to finish reading page 16!

Once I realized it was going to be impossible, I thought I'd see if I could get to other pages.  Yep, 15, 17 and 18 and here I am.

DR FJL, the battle with musicians for THE BRAIN went on too long that I'm sure when the players were called about the show, the drummer told them he had a commitment tonight and the MD said, no problem. Of course, the fact that the MD didn't go any further with getting a sub for tonight means I think the MD's a rather inconsiderate, dim bulb, but I don't know all the circumstances. This is only speculative and I'm reticent. Yes, I am reticent.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2008, 07:17:08 AM
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!!!!!!! Happiest of Birthday Wishes to the vixter !!!!!!


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Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2008, 07:37:51 AM
Boy is that Page 16 ever broken!!!

It was driving me particularly crazy because I was installing a new router last night, and as I happened to be on HHW, I was thinking the router was jamming the loading of pages. Thankfully, I dropped off the site, loaded another site, and it flowed smoothly and quickly.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jennifer on April 29, 2008, 07:38:59 AM
RE: big brother and DR MBarnum's question and Neil.

I don't know why he was no mentioned on the finale. But he left for personal reasons (whatever they were). And i guess by leaving he gave him his money and his position on the show.

It is sort of funny though that 2 people who were evicted (sharon and ryan) made it to F4.

RE: the jury and their votes (don't read any further if you don't want to know).

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I was happy that sheila ended up voting for adam. She was so bitter towards him during the questioning. But for some reason i wish that sharon had voted for ryan. I really think that ryan did a lot to try to keep sharon. ANd to me it just seemed odd that she voted for adam to win.
I also cannot stand chelsia and thought she was awful. And was not happy james won the juror prize. I thought it would be between him, sheila and nat. Also, after the questioning (when it really happened days ago), adam was devastated. It seemed like they were much harder on him. So i was surprised he won by so many votes.
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Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2008, 07:39:55 AM
Good morning!

After three straight days of rain (total: 3 inches), we have gorgeous blue skies (an Irving Berlin reference) and cooler morning temperatures today. It's not supposed to get out of the 60s today, and it certainly feels that way. Very chilly outside.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 29, 2008, 07:40:05 AM
Happy Labor Day to Debra, aka vixmom
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: FJL on April 29, 2008, 07:41:34 AM
Larry - oh, that's different
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2008, 07:42:14 AM
TV Reminders:

WOMEN'S MURDER CLUB returns tonight at 10 p.m. on ABC. BOSTON LEGAL moves to Wednesdays for the next three weeks.

LAW & ORDER: SVU (with Robin Williams as guest star).

AMERICAN IDOL (Neil Diamond as guest mentor for the five remaining contestants).

NCIS is new and SHARK returns to CBS tonight.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2008, 07:43:45 AM
Today I hope to catch up with THE TUDORS and Sunday's COLD CASE along with last night's CSI: MIAMI.

The only thing that could change my plans is if a review copy of something comes in with an immediate release date. I still have Louis Malle's THE FIRE WITHIN to review, but it doesn't come out until May 13th.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 29, 2008, 07:44:00 AM
no problem. Of course, the fact that the MD didn't go any further with getting a sub for tonight means I think the MD's a rather inconsiderate, dim bulb, but I don't know all the circumstances. This is only speculative and I'm reticent. Yes, I am reticent.

And I'm affable. Oh, yes! I am affable!



;D
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2008, 07:45:42 AM
And, yes, DR singing nymph, I still use Internet Explorer. Why not? It's fast, it came with the computer and is easily recognized by my DSL connection.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jennifer on April 29, 2008, 07:47:16 AM
DR Cillaliz, re: allison on medium. You asked if she ever just wakes up (or if she always wakes up to dreams/visions).

Well i think they only show us when she wakes up to the dreams. Although i'm sure she doesn't dream every night!
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 29, 2008, 07:49:50 AM
RE: big brother and DR MBarnum's question and Neil.

I don't know why he was no mentioned on the finale. But he left for personal reasons (whatever they were). And i guess by leaving he gave him his money and his position on the show.

It is sort of funny though that 2 people who were evicted (sharon and ryan) made it to F4.

RE: the jury and their votes (don't read any further if you don't want to know).

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I was happy that sheila ended up voting for adam. She was so bitter towards him during the questioning. But for some reason i wish that sharon had voted for ryan. I really think that ryan did a lot to try to keep sharon. ANd to me it just seemed odd that she voted for adam to win.
I also cannot stand chelsia and thought she was awful. And was not happy james won the juror prize. I thought it would be between him, sheila and nat. Also, after the questioning (when it really happened days ago), adam was devastated. It seemed like they were much harder on him. So i was surprised he won by so many votes.
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Not for vixter's eyes

I found this via Google:

(Neil) Garcia was only slightly less cryptic than (Joshuah) Welch's presumably producer-prepared explanation in a statement posted on his own MySpace blog on Monday evening (about one week after his departure from the show).

"Thank you so much for the outpouring care, support, and concern from all the Big Brother fans. This has been a difficult time for my family, which I am dealing with privately. The drama is slowly being resolved, and all is headed to a brighter place," wrote Garcia.

"I am now happy to say, that I am spending time with close friends and family. I wish Joshuah the best of luck and hope that he keeps up our brilliant strategy to win the big prize with my replacement, Sharon.  Please know that I will NOT be back to the Big Brother house and contrary to some web speculation, I was not let go for health reasons. Eeek! Again, thanks to each and every one of you for your support during all of this Big Brother business."

Garcia's explanation also included a postscript of, "-Shit Happens-     >: O."
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jennifer on April 29, 2008, 07:51:28 AM
I have one might be a stupid question.

DR Elmore posted that he got a tax refund check that he was not expecting (hence he is not depositing it).

Well in the US when a person/or accountant does their taxes, don't you already know how much you will have to pay/get back.

In canada you already know exactly what you will get back or pay. So i am really confused!
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 29, 2008, 07:54:09 AM
I have one might be a stupid question.

DR Elmore posted that he got a tax refund check that he was not expecting (hence he is not depositing it).

Well in the US when a person/or accountant does their taxes, don't you already know how much you will have to pay/get back.

In canada you already know exactly what you will get back or pay. So i am really confused!

The answer to your questions is "yes", and Larry was very much concerned because the check "appears to be" a refund check but that was not something he was expecting.  That means, of course, that there is some other reason for the money being sent to him -- the economic stimulus rebate or the IRS found an error and recomputed his taxes in Larry's favor or it's all a HUGE mistake and Larry would be liable to return any portion of the money he chose to spend when the IRS figures it out...hence Larry's reluctance to do anything until his accountant returns to the city.

I
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 29, 2008, 07:54:10 AM
And I'm affable. Oh, yes! I am affable!



;D

That's nice...are you available?

der Brucer
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 29, 2008, 07:54:37 AM
That's nice...are you available?

der Brucer

What did you have in mind?    ;D




Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2008, 07:58:12 AM
And I'm affable. Oh, yes! I am affable!

Isn't that for others to decide?      ;D
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2008, 08:02:31 AM
Today I hope to catch up with THE TUDORS and Sunday's COLD CASE along with last night's CSI: MIAMI.

I watched THE TUDORS last night; it's really moving and quite emotional.  From previews, I think there's going to be a ton of turmoil through the end of the season.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 29, 2008, 08:02:42 AM
You're ineligible to vote.  But should you attain eligibility, your first vote must be on the "reticence" of Elmo!

Sounds like a Walt Whitman poem:

"On the Reticence of Elmo"

der Brucer
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2008, 08:03:15 AM
You're ineligible to vote.

Because I'm not yet of age?  How kind of you!    8)
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JMK on April 29, 2008, 08:03:35 AM
Boy is that Page 16 ever broken!!!

I thought it was only me--I tried for hours (well, minutes anyway) to log on last night and finally gave up.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 29, 2008, 08:04:13 AM
Isn't that for others to decide?      ;D




 :-*
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jeanne on April 29, 2008, 08:04:16 AM
DR Jane was discussing Bryan's move and moving company options and the way that DR Woody explained his move.  Woody REALLY hates two dollar bills. And Matt started describing his viewing yesterday.  I think that covers most of page 16.   I posted a lot of nothing to get us to page 17

Thank you, Cillaliz!
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 29, 2008, 08:05:14 AM
I thought it was only me--I tried for hours (well, minutes anyway) to log on last night and finally gave up.


I managed to see the page in question.  DR S. Woody had about 208 or so  :P icons strung out in one row sending the entire page into CinemaScope 55!   :o  It was a RANT against some guys who pay for their purchases in legal tender, but that the store folks HATE HATE HATE the 2-dollar bills and 1-dollar coins these guys use.  

 ::)
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jeanne on April 29, 2008, 08:07:13 AM
Whatever happened to the idea that if you have a commitment and can't make it, you let people know as soon as you know, with plenty of time so that they can take steps to do something about it?  

I'm afraid that's a thing of the past with many people. I still do so, and greatly appreciate when others do. But sooo many people today are blase and take the attitude "It's not my problem."
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JMK on April 29, 2008, 08:07:49 AM
Hilarity at the retirement home department:  I play a lot of retirement homes, where you Hainsies may be aghast to hear I am thought of as a personable and entertaining visitor.  I get a kick out of playing for these folks who otherwise don't have a lot of entertainment in their lives, and they seem to love the fact they can call out virtually any tune from their memories and I can play it for them.  Typically what I do is play a little concert for the first half of my time and then ask for requests for the second half.  Well, last night there was this extremely elderly gentleman (I'm guessing mid-90s at least), sort of half asleep on the couch for most of my first half.  I asked for requests and he suddenly blurted out "America."  Wanting to make sure I did the song he was thinking of, I asked "Which America?"  Pause.  "North America!" he shouted, leaving everyone in gales of laughter.

Later, one of the "friskier" women, who always dances when I play came up and thanked me.  I told her we needed to get her a miniskirt, leather boots and fishnet stockings.  "What makes you think I don't have those already?" she asked.   ;D  When I told her she could be a Go-Go dancer, her best friend chimed in, "I think more of Went-Went dancer."   ;D

I love these people.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2008, 08:10:09 AM
I have one might be a stupid question.

DR Elmore posted that he got a tax refund check that he was not expecting (hence he is not depositing it).


DR Jennifer, it isn't a stupid question but my situation has nothing to do with deserving a refund or knowing what you will get or pay to the IRS.  That's all I'll say publicly.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2008, 08:11:12 AM
The answer to your questions is "yes", and Larry was very much concerned because the check "appears to be" a refund check but that was not something he was expecting.  That means, of course, that there is some other reason for the money being sent to him -- the economic stimulus rebate or the IRS found an error and recomputed his taxes in Larry's favor or it's all a HUGE mistake and Larry would be liable to return any portion of the money he chose to spent when the IRS figures it out...hence Larry's reluctance to do anything until his accountant returns to the city.

I

Thank you, DR RonPulliam! That was so much better than anything I could have said!
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JMK on April 29, 2008, 08:13:20 AM
Refunds:  Well, you don't always know, and I can give you an example.  Three years ago our (former--and you'll soon know why) accountant did our returns and said we'd be getting a few hundred back from the Feds, maybe about a hundred from the State.  Lo and behold several weeks later there was an electronic deposit in my bank account for thousands from the Feds and many, many hundreds from the State.  Like Elmore, I was convinced they had made some error.  I called the Feds and actually (believe it or don't) got a very knowledgeable and nice lady who informed me, after looking up the records, that our idiot accountant had forgotten to include my self-employment taxes in the taxes paid and had therefore miscalculated the whole return, including our refund.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jeanne on April 29, 2008, 08:13:51 AM

A Great Big HAPPY BIRTHDAY
to
The Vixter!

May you have a lovely day!


Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 29, 2008, 08:15:13 AM
Thank you, DR RonPulliam! That was so much better than anything I could have said!


Thank you for your affability re: my addressing a question to you on a personal issue.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Kerry on April 29, 2008, 08:15:43 AM
Good Morning, dearest friends!  I'm afraid that is all my pea brain can come up with at the moment.

You are treasures to me.

More later.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jeanne on April 29, 2008, 08:19:55 AM
Refunds:  Well, you don't always know, and I can give you an example.  Three years ago our (former--and you'll soon know why) accountant did our returns and said we'd be getting a few hundred back from the Feds, maybe about a hundred from the State.  Lo and behold several weeks later there was an electronic deposit in my bank account for thousands from the Feds and many, many hundreds from the State.  Like Elmore, I was convinced they had made some error.  I called the Feds and actually (believe it or don't) got a very knowledgeable and nice lady who informed me, after looking up the records, that our idiot accountant had forgotten to include my self-employment taxes in the taxes paid and had therefore miscalculated the whole return, including our refund.

I'm know there are other horror stories, too. Some years ago, a fellow I worked with, a self-employed consultant like myself, told me that he had originally gone to a large accounting firm, assuming he'd be in good hands. He had no idea they weren't doing his returns correctly until he started dating a woman who was a CPA. She looked at his returns and discovered many, many errors. It seems that the accounting firm had given my friend's returns to a very junior staff person. My friend soon married the CPA.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jeanne on April 29, 2008, 08:20:22 AM
Does DR FJL wish to chime in here?
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jeanne on April 29, 2008, 08:21:43 AM
Hello, Kerry! Nice to see you. How are you keeping?
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2008, 08:21:58 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up... I tried to log on earlier to no avail, so I went to the gym instead.  :)
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JMK on April 29, 2008, 08:22:17 AM
Jane:  re:  moving.  Go with one of the nationals (Bekins, for example).  Do NOT go with the locals--we made that mistake when we moved into our current home from our house on the southeast side of Portland.  We hired "All America Movers," and got a psycho mover who was in the throes of a divorce, threw our stuff all over in a rage and later dropped my grand piano, cracking the case.  It tooks us many weeks of threatened lawsuits to get everything taken care of.  The State was little if any help, although they do have a department specifically for licensing movers, which I only found out about after a lot of investigative work.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jeanne on April 29, 2008, 08:22:35 AM
Like some other DRs, I have a lighter-than-usual day today and am MOST PLEASED about that!
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2008, 08:24:15 AM
I watched THE TUDORS last night; it's really moving and quite emotional.  From previews, I think there's going to be a ton of turmoil through the end of the season.

I'm looking forward to it. It'll likely be the first of the three programs on my DVR that I watch this afternoon.

Thanks, DR Elmore, for a preview.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2008, 08:25:29 AM
Hmm... The site's server still seems to be having some issues.  I wonder if all of DR SWW's smileys are still affecting the board? ;)

*Since the smileys/emoticons are treated as graphics, I'm guessing that that post in question was/is eating up more bandwidth than normal for a standard page of posts.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2008, 08:26:05 AM
I shall refrain from using any language or discussing any situations she did not experience in RENT.

der Brucer

Hmm... The mind boggles.  Simply boggles.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 29, 2008, 08:26:34 AM
Like some other DRs, I have a lighter-than-usual day today and am MOST PLEASED about that!


How nice that the fog is lifting and that a few rays of sunshine are beaming through!

 ;)
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 29, 2008, 08:26:49 AM
I watched THE TUDORS last night; it's really moving and quite emotional.  From previews, I think there's going to be a ton of turmoil through the end of the season.

I suspect they will go through a batch of axes.

der Brucer
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2008, 08:26:53 AM
DR FJL - Speaking as a musician, I am not offended.

*I'm wondering if the stage manager was informed about the lack of drummer for tonight's student preview?
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jeanne on April 29, 2008, 08:28:37 AM
Jane:  re:  moving.  Go with one of the nationals (Bekins, for example).  Do NOT go with the locals--we made that mistake when we moved into our current home from our house on the southeast side of Portland.  We hired "All America Movers," and got a psycho mover who was in the throes of a divorce, threw our stuff all over in a rage and later dropped my grand piano, cracking the case.  It tooks us many weeks of threatened lawsuits to get everything taken care of.  The State was little if any help, although they do have a department specifically for licensing movers, which I only found out about after a lot of investigative work.

I would concur with that advice. My biggest move--cross-country--was also my easiest and best move. It was with North American Van Lines. However, I'm told that a lot depends upon the driver, and the firms know who their best drivers are.

Jane, you might want to check into MoveSource.com. I would not recommend them if there are many valuables, but they do provide good prices. They are basically a broker; they contract with the big firms and pass on the discount. However, some of their people are more knowledgable than others. But for someone with a "basic" move, they'd probably be fine. They have a good website, too.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2008, 08:28:39 AM
-Just been watching more of the coverage of the storm damage from Colonial Heights and Suffolk, VA.  A little too close to home, literally.  Thankfully, my friends who live in Colonial Heights were spared during the tornados.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2008, 08:29:24 AM
Hilarity at the retirement home department:  I play a lot of retirement homes,

I love these people.

My last years in high school and my first two years of college, my grandmother was in a nursing home. A couple of times a week (or on the weekend during college), I would walk there from my house and play the piano for them from about 4:30 until their dinner hour at 5:30. They were always SO grateful for any attention, and they loved seeing someone young come in and be around them.

I wish I could have taken requests like you, DR JMK, but alas, I didn't have that kind of musical talent.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2008, 08:31:13 AM
Now, I'm going to head downstairs to check the mail and then start on lunch. I've having spaghetti with mushrooms and meat sauce. Haven't had it in months and am really looking forward to it.

WBBL.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jeanne on April 29, 2008, 08:31:29 AM
How nice that the fog is lifting and that a few rays of sunshine are beaming through!

 ;)

Thank you, Ron!
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JMK on April 29, 2008, 08:31:52 AM
I'm sure it's my youth that most impresses the old folks.  ;)
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2008, 08:31:55 AM
DR Jane - As others have stated, since Bryan is moving across the country - well, at least to the middle of it - go with a National company.  It will make it easier to deal with any problems and issues should any arise.

*If Bryan does want to put some sweat-equity into his move, he could always pack up a majority of his belongings, put them on the truck, and then hire a team of movers to take care of the larger items.  And if he's renting from U-Haul, then there's also a better chance of having storage available in one of their self-service storage centers.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: FJL on April 29, 2008, 08:32:33 AM
A tax return can only be expected to be as good as the info supplied by a client.  Mistakes on tax returns can be a matter of garbage in. garbage out, even when an accountant is on the ball.  Tax preparers are not mind-readers.  If the client doesn't tell the preparer that he or she made estimated payments, for example, the preparer does not know to ask, he or she just doesn't list what the client didn't give him.  If the client doesn't think to give the preparer some of his business deductions, it's not the preparer's fault that they don't ask where they are.  Requiring the preparer to chase the client down when in most cases the answer is "I gave you all i have" would cause higher fees all around, since the questions would have to be asked of almost every client.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2008, 08:34:35 AM
I'm looking forward to it. It'll likely be the first of the three programs on my DVR that I watch this afternoon.

Thanks, DR Elmore, for a preview.

Keep the Kleenex close!
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 29, 2008, 08:34:39 AM
Hmm... The site's server still seems to be having some issues.  I wonder if all of DR SWW's smileys are still affecting the board? ;)

*Since the smileys/emoticons are treated as graphics, I'm guessing that that post in question was/is eating up more bandwidth than normal for a standard page of posts.

When Woody gets home at 3:30 I'll have him delete the post.

der Brucer
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jeanne on April 29, 2008, 08:35:29 AM
Lest I forget,

ALL-IS-WELL VIBES to BK for the BRAIN, his auto, and his tummy.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2008, 08:36:36 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, VIXTER!!!!!
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jeanne on April 29, 2008, 08:37:48 AM
Must run some errands.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JMK on April 29, 2008, 08:39:45 AM
A tax return can only be expected to be as good as the info supplied by a client.  Mistakes on tax returns can be a matter of garbage in. garbage out, even when an accountant is on the ball.  Tax preparers are not mind-readers.  If the client doesn't tell the preparer that he or she made estimated payments, for example, the preparer does not know to ask, he or she just doesn't list what the client didn't give him.  If the client doesn't think to give the preparer some of his business deductions, it's not the preparer's fault that they don't ask where they are.  Requiring the preparer to chase the client down when in most cases the answer is "I gave you all i have" would cause higher fees all around, since the questions would have to be asked of almost every client.

Well I must defend my honor--in our case the estimated payments were clearly delineated on the information given, discussed in detail, plus this idiot preparer had been doing our taxes for several years prior and knew I made estimated payments.  He had made other stupid errors in previous years, but this one was the last straw.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: FJL on April 29, 2008, 08:41:11 AM
Then that's a bad preparer.  

but you wouldn't believe the things preparers get blamed for.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: FJL on April 29, 2008, 08:46:23 AM
JMK - How horrible that junior accountant must have been as an employee if the estimated payment were clearly and conspicuously listed and he or she simply didn't bother doing anything at all with them.  I hope you checked over that return with a proverbial fine tooth comb after discovering that very basic error.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JMK on April 29, 2008, 08:48:23 AM
JMK - How horrible that junior accountant must have been as an employee if the estimated payment were clearly and conspicuously listed and he or she simply didn't bother doing anything at all with them.  I hope you checked over that return with a proverbial fine tooth comb after discovering that very basic error.

Yes, after that error we had another accountant look over everything and that was the only mistake he had made (that year).  In a prior year I can't recall the specifics right now, but he had screwed something else up (I want to say our 529 contribution which is write-offable on the State return) that resulted in us getting another, bigger refund.  I have to say his errors were always in our favor, so I guess that's something to be thankful for.  The guy had absolutely NO personality--something I am sure you are never accused of.   ;D
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: singingnymph on April 29, 2008, 08:48:57 AM
And the word of the day is: GIMCRACK!
Oh yeah? Well it takes one to know one, Buddy!  :o
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JMK on April 29, 2008, 08:49:55 AM
We are very organized, tax information wise.  I created a form I print out every year that is divided into income (both W2 and 1099), taxes paid (both withheld and estimated) as well as detailed sheets on all of our itemized expenses, listed by category.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: FJL on April 29, 2008, 08:51:32 AM
I'd rather a junior accountant enter something in the wrong place than just not enter it at all.  Just passing over something suggests apathy towards their work, which I think is worse than not knowing.

I care a lot about apathy.  :)
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JMK on April 29, 2008, 08:52:46 AM
On another, my bad, note:  I figured out why I got the excited email about Saawariya the other day.  It doesn't street until next week.  Sony complained to eBay and I had to remove the listing.  I never pay attention to street dates when I get these screeners, as we're on a time schedule to get reviews done no matter what the street date is.  I guess I have to be more careful when I list stuff on eBay.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: singingnymph on April 29, 2008, 08:59:29 AM
And, yes, DR singing nymph, I still use Internet Explorer. Why not? It's fast, it came with the computer and is easily recognized by my DSL connection.
Well, for one thing, page 16 looked fine to me in Firefox.  ;D
IE came with my computer, but I find Firefox & Opera to be superior. MS Works came with my computer, but it's a waste of space compared to MS Office or OpenOffice. Windows Media Player came with my computer, but in some cases, I find WinAmp to be easier to use. But to each their own.  :)
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 29, 2008, 09:00:31 AM


but you wouldn't believe the things preparers get blamed for.

Like fathering a love-child in Paris?

der Brucer
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 29, 2008, 09:00:32 AM
On another, my bad, note:  I figured out why I got the excited email about Saawariya the other day.  It doesn't street until next week.  Sony complained to eBay and I had to remove the listing.  I never pay attention to street dates when I get these screeners, as we're on a time schedule to get reviews done no matter what the street date is.  I guess I have to be more careful when I list stuff on eBay.

The let you sell screeners?  Don't the studios mind?
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: bk on April 29, 2008, 09:00:54 AM
I'm up, I'm up - given the fact that I went to bed at three, I was really hoping to sleep until ten, but the phone rang at eight-thirty, eight forty-five, and nine, so that was that.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: bk on April 29, 2008, 09:01:15 AM
I'll see if I can get page sixteen to load and I can delete the post.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: bk on April 29, 2008, 09:02:01 AM
My one hope for tonight, drummer-wise, isn't happening - I was going to see if our original LA drummer was free, but he and his wife, Alice Ripley, are back living in New York.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: bk on April 29, 2008, 09:02:29 AM
I don't know when that move happened, but they certainly didn't tell anyone that I know.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 29, 2008, 09:05:44 AM

I care a lot about apathy.  :)

Ah, yesÖThe Randy Vicar and the Apathetic Accountant.

der Brucer
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: singingnymph on April 29, 2008, 09:06:38 AM
Know anyone in a local rock band? :)
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JMK on April 29, 2008, 09:11:17 AM
The let you sell screeners?  Don't the studios mind?

Screeners are (usually) just the standard DVD releases, albeit sometimes they get to the reviewers before street date.  I typically get rid of the old ones I don't plan on watching again, only this time I didn't pay attention to the fact I had gotten one seriously early.  I'm way down the reviewer food chain so typically I get older stuff that no one else wants.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jennifer on April 29, 2008, 09:36:35 AM
Thanks for all the tax info.

DR Elmore, instead of waiting 10 days for your accountant to return, couldn't you do what DR JMK did and talk to a nice lady at the IRS who can advise you what happened!

Good luck.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2008, 09:43:26 AM
Good Afternoon!

On my way back from the gym, I stopped by a gas station to re-fill my brother's car.  I think the last time I was at a gas station was last summer, and even though I have been following the rising gas prices on the news, I just had no idea that those numbers in the "Total Purchase" window could "spin" that fast!  :-\  *And I'm guessing that a good chunk of my expenses while I'm out in L.A. will be spent on gas.  Double- :-\  We shall see...
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: bk on April 29, 2008, 09:46:49 AM
Really overtired right now.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: bk on April 29, 2008, 09:47:23 AM
I removed the weird post from page sixteen - does it load easier now?
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: 3DDiffusion on April 29, 2008, 09:49:16 AM
Hi, all....

I'm thinking of going up to New York in another month or so to see The 39 Steps, which is at the Cort Theatre on
138 West 48th Street.

I'm not familiar with the city at all .... can anyone give the name of a good, but relatively inexpensive hotel near this theater?

And should I buy my tickets in advance or is there a good chance of getting them at those half-price ticket places?

And my eyes are lousy and I expect to be waaaaay back in the back of the theater, so is there any objection to people brinhing in big ol' binoculars (as opposed to tiny opera glasses)?

Thanks for any help.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 29, 2008, 09:55:25 AM
I removed the weird post from page sixteen - does it load easier now?



like buttah!
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2008, 10:07:03 AM
Hi, all....

I'm thinking of going up to New York in another month or so to see The 39 Steps, which is at the Cort Theatre on
138 West 48th Street.

I'm not familiar with the city at all .... can anyone give the name of a good, but relatively inexpensive hotel near this theater?

And should I buy my tickets in advance or is there a good chance of getting them at those half-price ticket places?

And my eyes are lousy and I expect to be waaaaay back in the back of the theater, so is there any objection to people brinhing in big ol' binoculars (as opposed to tiny opera glasses)?

Thanks for any help.


The Cort is right off of Times Square, consequently, there's no such thing as a "relatively inexpensive hotel" in that immediate area.  Additionally, the "summer" rate have already been instituted at most of the hotels, so a "cheap" room right now starts around $250-300/night.  Try hotwire.com or priceline.com to see what kind of deals may be out there.

As for tickets, it should be up on TKTS, so... But since most of the seats sold at TKTS are off to the side and/or way up in the balcony, well...  There are still some discount codes out there - just check BroadwayBox.com - or the listings for Playbill.com, TheatreMania.com, etc., for their club codes and discounts.

The Cort is a relatively small theatre, so, you may not need your binoculars.  Otherwise, they're not an uncommon sight at theatres.  *I will say that with this play, you really do need to see whole stage picture.  Concentrating on just one or two actors at a time through a pair of binoculars would most likely diminish the effectiveness of the production.  -However, it's also staged on a small scale, so that helps too.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2008, 10:08:33 AM
like buttah!

Like Marlon Brando with a stick of buttah!    :o
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2008, 10:11:24 AM
Double-:-\

Double- :-\ =  :-\ :-\
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2008, 10:12:04 AM
Really overtired right now.

I can't imagine why...     ;)
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2008, 10:14:39 AM
I can't imagine why...     ;)

I think he needs to eat something. ;)

-And preferably something without bleu cheese, melted cheddar, grilled cheese or fried potatoes or onions on it.  ;D
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2008, 10:17:08 AM
Or ham?    :)
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: bk on April 29, 2008, 10:19:47 AM
I was good yesterday, food-wise, but I still feel "off".
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2008, 10:24:14 AM
Thanks for all the tax info.

DR Elmore, instead of waiting 10 days for your accountant to return, couldn't you do what DR JMK did and talk to a nice lady at the IRS who can advise you what happened!


My accountant got me into this and he's going to get me out!
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: 3DDiffusion on April 29, 2008, 10:25:00 AM
Thanks for the info, Jose!!!

Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 29, 2008, 10:25:36 AM
Jane,

Here is the UPACK (http://www.upack.com/) link to the contanier moving service we used.

They charge $50/day to hold a truck on delivery.

der Brucer
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: MBarnum on April 29, 2008, 10:30:44 AM
I also could not get to page 16 at all last night...and I also cannot imagine a rant about 2 dollar bills or dollar coins. While cashiering for many years at Bi-Mart it never bothered me or any of the other cashiers, to my recollection.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2008, 10:30:53 AM
If DR Kerry recognizes that I'm a treasure, then why can't all my customers be nice to me today?   :)
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2008, 10:32:03 AM
If DR Kerry recognizes that I'm a treasure, then why can't all my customers be nice to me today?   :)

Maybe they already consider you a treasure... And just want to bury you.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2008, 10:34:33 AM
;D
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2008, 10:39:18 AM
If DR Kerry recognizes that I'm a treasure, then why can't all my customers be nice to me today?   :)

Maybe they're still waiting to have a cassette converted to CD! :-*
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2008, 10:44:21 AM
DR elmore - check your abode...I never got a master from you in the mail!  :)
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 29, 2008, 10:44:46 AM
I also could not get to page 16 at all last night...and I also cannot imagine a rant about 2 dollar bills or dollar coins. While cashiering for many years at Bi-Mart it never bothered me or any of the other cashiers, to my recollection.

A. Most registers out here have no "slots" for either Two Dollar bills or Dollar coins.

B. Most customers would resent being given either $2 or dollar coins in change.

C. The irritating customers are the ones who pay their entire bill in on or the other!

(And since $2 bills are not usual tender, the customer needs to go out of his way to be annoying.)

der Brucer

Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 29, 2008, 10:44:47 AM
I think he needs to eat something. ;)

-And preferably something without bleu cheese, melted cheddar, grilled cheese or fried potatoes or onions on it.  ;D


Well that only leaves....things that might be GOOD for him!!!!
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: bk on April 29, 2008, 10:45:44 AM
I'm really bored of these tummy problems.  REALLY bored.  There was a little sprinkler leak outside at the automatic sprinkler valve.  My handyman sent over his guy and he's been out there for ninety minutes doing a whole lot o' stuff - I guess the leak was worse than it appeared.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2008, 10:46:39 AM
And no.  Not that kind of master.  In case you were wondering.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 29, 2008, 10:53:48 AM
I'm really bored of these tummy problems.  REALLY bored.  There was a little sprinkler leak outside at the automatic sprinkler valve.  My handyman sent over his guy and he's been out there for ninety minutes doing a whole lot o' stuff - I guess the leak was worse than it appeared.

Start to worry when the back-hoe shows up!

der Brucer
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2008, 10:54:24 AM
And no.  Not that kind of master.  In case you were wondering.

That's not what Mr. Sondheim said.









;D   :-X   ???   :o   8)
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 29, 2008, 10:57:49 AM
I don't mind sharing colleges with Sen. McCain, but I have just discovered I share High Schools with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright!

der Brucer
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 29, 2008, 11:05:54 AM
WOW

Obama is on-air really taking Rev Wright to the woodshed!

(One hopes, no doubt in vain, that this will be the last we hear of it)

der Brucer
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2008, 11:07:18 AM
I have just discovered I share High Schools with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright!

Wow!  Does that mean you have inside access to signed headshots?
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2008, 11:10:36 AM
DR elmore - check your abode...I never got a master from you in the mail!  :)

You never told me you were prepared to do it and never asked me to send it!
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 29, 2008, 11:11:45 AM
Wow!  Does that mean you have inside access to signed headshots?

Nope - I was six years ahead of him.

John McCain and I were contemporaries, and I have signed photos and books by him.

der Brucer
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2008, 11:22:40 AM
You never told me you were prepared to do it and never asked me to send it!

Larry - send away!

[ To quote 110 in the Shade:  "You cain't say you never been asked!" ]
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 29, 2008, 11:37:42 AM
Larry - send away!

[ To quote 110 in the Shade:  "You cain't say you never been asked!" ]

Have you the appropriate copyright clearances?

der Brucer
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: brian on April 29, 2008, 11:39:18 AM
My TODs : Miss Peggy Lee: I ordered 3 of the 4 new re-issues ; One, a collection of single from the 50's and 60's, has a '59 recording of "Where Do I Go from Here?", so beautifully recorded by Liz Callaway and, as nice as Miss Lee's Version is, I still prefer Miss Callaway's.The other two CDs are from the early 70's. Miss Lee was recording a lot of soft rock, etc, and she matched up with that type of material, mixed her bag better, so to speak, than Steve, Eydie, Tony, etc. The oddest combo is an up-tempo Losing My Mind, followed by George Harrison's My Sweet Lord(not on the same track); And speaking, of taxes, I've decided that if I get a nice Rebate, I'll order a Fall ticket for the Lincoln Center SOUTH PACIFIC(I just read-in one sitting-the new coffee table book on SP
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2008, 11:47:39 AM
You never told me you were prepared to do it and never asked me to send it!

I am embarrassed beyond belief! I have an email from DR singdaw dated 2/27/08 telling me to send the materials. Color me chagrined.

Now I have no reasons to grumble. Damn.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jeanne on April 29, 2008, 11:49:02 AM
If DR Kerry recognizes that I'm a treasure, then why can't all my customers be nice to me today?   :)

DR Kerry is himself a treasure, but I can't imagine anyone who knows you being anything but nice.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jeanne on April 29, 2008, 11:51:19 AM
I don't mind sharing colleges with Sen. McCain, but I have just discovered I share High Schools with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright!

der Brucer

 ;D
Life is full of interesting coincidences, isn't it?  ;)
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 29, 2008, 11:59:50 AM
I am embarrassed beyond belief! I have an email from DR singdaw dated 2/27/08 telling me to send the materials. Color me chagrined.

Now I have no reasons to grumble. Damn.

Well, you get extea credit points for good spelling!

der Brucer
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: DakotaCelt on April 29, 2008, 12:04:17 PM
Checking in....

Good day one and all!!

I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I hand in the second draft of my paper on Thursday and then the final copy next week. I have my final on Monday....  After that I will do a dance!!!

While doing some reading today, I had ATWT on in the background. I am most curious to hear MattH's reaction to it.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2008, 12:05:18 PM
Now I have no reasons to grumble. Damn.

I'm sure we can think of something.    8)
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: DakotaCelt on April 29, 2008, 12:07:21 PM
SPOILER

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The separation scene between Luke and Noah was interesting. Both men were expressing pain in their dialogue. Oddly it reminded me of a scene on another show a number of yearas ago.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2008, 12:07:55 PM
Have you the appropriate copyright clearances?

Copyright?    ???


:-X
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2008, 12:09:31 PM
Good for you, DR DakotaCelt!  :)

***SECOND-DRAFT and FINAL-DRAFT VIBES!!!***[/size]
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jeanne on April 29, 2008, 12:12:08 PM
This is for DR Jennifer:

Forgive me, Fred, but this one's about the IRS.

Many years ago, when I was making frequent trips from coast to coast, the man seated next to me on the plane asked me what I did for a living. I told him, then asked the same of him. He replied, "I work for the government." Apparently, most people never inquired further, but of course I did, as most of my work then was government-related. He sheepishly told me that he worked for the IRS. Thus ensued a lengthy and very informative (for me) conversation. What I've never forgotten is that he told me that they usually put their newest, least experienced employees on phone duty. I was shocked! When people have a problem, particularly a tax problem, they want to get it resolved quickly. They usually believe what they are told, thinking they are speaking to an authority. Admittedly, that was many years ago, and things COULD have changed. But my own experiences with getting help over the phone, whether it is from the IRS or state, has been very mixed indeed.

Let me pass on one other thing I learned from this man: if you have a major problem you can contact your senator or congressperson and ask for their help. There are congressional liaisons who can intervene and cut to the chase. I used this approach many years ago when FIVE letters failed to resolve a problem. No one reads the letters. One day "a nice lady" called (she had been contacted by the congressional liaison), I explained the problem, she told me what to do, and updated their files. I then asked, "Is there anything I could have done or should have done differently?" Her answer: "No." The problem is getting to someone knowledgable, who also wants to help. In my experience, it can take a lot of effort to get to that point.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 29, 2008, 12:12:19 PM
Good to see you, DakotaCelt. We'll all party when you finish your work!

Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2008, 12:18:43 PM
Both men were expressing pain in their dialogue. Oddly it reminded me of a scene on another show a number of yearas ago.

A number of years ago? It's the same basic 5-6 plots on every soap every damned day!

I'm up to 11 plot points now:
1. couple loves each other but can't live together
2. with the wrong partner
3. accidental pregnancy
4. emotional blackmail
5. no one really works at their job since they're too busy expressing plot points
6. no one is remotely sane
7. you always marry the wrong person
8. unhappiness is always better than happy
9. someone's always out to break up a couple
10. safe sex is non-existent
11. jealousy, paranoia, and vengeance are modus operandi
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jeanne on April 29, 2008, 12:19:07 PM
As I will soon be looking for a new (California) CPA, anyone have any ideas as to how I can find someone I'll be happy with? I prefer small firms and like to feel free to ask an occasional question or two during the year, as I update my files throughout the year to avoid the last-minute crunch. Hummm?
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: bk on April 29, 2008, 12:32:07 PM
I went back to bed and got another hour or so worth of sleep.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: FJL on April 29, 2008, 12:51:46 PM
Jeanne - Interesting IRS info.  I never knew that.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jane on April 29, 2008, 12:56:24 PM
DR Jane was discussing Bryan's move and moving company options and the way that DR Woody explained his move.  Woody REALLY hates two dollar bills. And Matt started describing his viewing yesterday.  I think that covers most of page 16.   I posted a lot of nothing to get us to page 17

I would have posted a lot of something, if I could post.  Thank goodness Cilla was able to post nothings ;D
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 29, 2008, 12:59:49 PM
I would have posted a lot of something, if I could post.  Thank goodness Cilla was able to post nothings ;D

But you are noted for your sweet nothings :D

der Brucer
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 29, 2008, 01:01:10 PM
I'm sure we can think of something.    8)

Or, perhaps, you could "be" one!
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 29, 2008, 01:05:38 PM
My TODs : Miss Peggy Lee: I ordered 3 of the 4 new re-issues ; One, a collection of single from the 50's and 60's, has a '59 recording of "Where Do I Go from Here?", so beautifully recorded by Liz Callaway and, as nice as Miss Lee's Version is, I still prefer Miss Callaway's.The other two CDs are from the early 70's. Miss Lee was recording a lot of soft rock, etc, and she matched up with that type of material, mixed her bag better, so to speak, than Steve, Eydie, Tony, etc. The oddest combo is an up-tempo Losing My Mind, followed by George Harrison's My Sweet Lord(not on the same track); And speaking, of taxes, I've decided that if I get a nice Rebate, I'll order a Fall ticket for the Lincoln Center SOUTH PACIFIC(I just read-in one sitting-the new coffee table book on SP

Do any of your Lee recordings include her version of "Two for the Road"?
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 29, 2008, 01:08:38 PM
And no.  Not that kind of master.  In case you were wondering.

All I know of this innuendo is that once Larry sends you "the master" and he doesn't get a CD out of it in a reasonable amount of time, someone in leather with a cat o'nine tails may show up at your door.

Pray it won't be Larry!     :-*
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jane on April 29, 2008, 01:09:25 PM
Jane:  re:  moving.  Go with one of the nationals (Bekins, for example).  Do NOT go with the locals--we made that mistake when we moved into our current home from our house on the southeast side of Portland.  We hired "All America Movers," and got a psycho mover who was in the throes of a divorce, threw our stuff all over in a rage and later dropped my grand piano, cracking the case.  It tooks us many weeks of threatened lawsuits to get everything taken care of.  The State was little if any help, although they do have a department specifically for licensing movers, which I only found out about after a lot of investigative work.

Sounds like one of our moves from hell.  Bryan had a terrible local mover when he moved into the loft.  

I'm talking about a "local" national moving company.  He needs a national company to get his belongings across the country.  

Do you know a local Bekins office with a good rep?
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2008, 01:11:05 PM
Well, for one thing, page 16 looked fine to me in Firefox.  ;D
IE came with my computer, but I find Firefox & Opera to be superior. MS Works came with my computer, but it's a waste of space compared to MS Office or OpenOffice. Windows Media Player came with my computer, but in some cases, I find WinAmp to be easier to use. But to each their own.  :)

You're right; to each his own. MS Works came with my computer, and I use the word processor every single day. For what *I* need to do, it's the equal of Word that I paid big money for in the day.

I just thought the way you put it about folks using Explorer was kind of condescending to be honest.

Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 29, 2008, 01:11:13 PM
I would have posted a lot of something, if I could post.  Thank goodness Cilla was able to post nothings ;D


With the more-than-able assist of the rest of us.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2008, 01:13:04 PM
Do you know a local Bekins

DR Ron Pulliam is a beacon of...something.

Oh.  That's not what you meant.    :-\
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 29, 2008, 01:13:13 PM
All I know of this innuendo is that once Larry sends you "the master" and he doesn't get a CD out of it in a reasonable amount of time, someone in leather with a cat o'nine tails may show up at your door.

Pray it won't be Larry!     :-*

When it comes to delivering pain, I suspect Larry uses the services of a soprano.

der Brucer
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2008, 01:14:08 PM
Are $2 bills really commonly available? I haven't seen one in ages. The post office stamp machines issue $1 coins as change, and I usually use them in the grocery store on Friday if I have them.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2008, 01:14:22 PM
Hmm.. Dinner, dinner... Where to go to dinner?

I'm meeting a dear old friend of mine tonight for - guess what? - dinner.  We met years(!) ago during one of the SETC conferences.  We never worked together, but we regularly crossed paths over the years.  He and his partner have been living here in NovA for the past two years or so. My friend has - sadly - left the "biz" (truly one of the most glorious voices I've ever heard), but he seems to be fine in his new line of work and loving it too.

Since I'm the one who knows where "all the good places" are, he's left it up to me to pick where we'll be supping tonight.  I'm in Centreville right now, and he's in North Springfield - basically at opposing tines of the fork - and I'm trying to find someplace in the middle where we could meet up.  Since I'm the one who knows where "all the good places" are, he's left it up to me to pick where we'll be supping tonight.  They had suggested some place in Shirlington - which means I could go to Carlyle (http://www.greatamericanrestaurants.com/carlyle/), although, we could also meet up at Tysons Corner - where we could go to Coastal Flats (http://www.greatamericanrestaurants.com/coastaltysons/) (another member of the Great American Restaurants (http://www.greatamericanrestaurants.com/gar/) family).

However, there's also a couple of other favorites that I'm considering. Decisions, decisions.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2008, 01:14:33 PM
Pray it won't be Larry!

I'm praying for Rosemary's Baby, myself.    ;)
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2008, 01:16:52 PM
Since I'm the one who knows where "all the good places" are, he's left it up to me to pick where we'll be supping tonight.

And anything worth saying is worth repeating.     8)
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jane on April 29, 2008, 01:16:59 PM
DR Jeanne, thanks for the suggestions.  Iím sure Bryan will be sharing a truck with one or more other clients.  In my personal experience you need a full truck before you can get ďbest driverĒ info.  Iíll ask Bryan if MoveSource was one of the brokers that have called him.  He will not be using the one that woke him up at 7:00 on a Saturday morning.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2008, 01:17:48 PM
I'm sure you will have an excellent evening, DR JoseSPiano.  :)
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2008, 01:18:27 PM
DR Jeanne, thanks for imparting your IRS insider information.  :)
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2008, 01:18:33 PM
Checking in....

Good day one and all!!

I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I hand in the second draft of my paper on Thursday and then the final copy next week. I have my final on Monday....  After that I will do a dance!!!

While doing some reading today, I had ATWT on in the background. I am most curious to hear MattH's reaction to it.

Basically, I have stopped watching AS THE WORLD TURNS until the entire Ameera storyline plays itself out. However, if I'm being honest, I saw in the cable program guide that Luke and Noah were going to be on today, so I did record and sped through the show this afternoon. I wish I hadn't because Luke's instant joy and instant dissatisfaction was SO ridiculous. Very aggravating to watch something so lame and so artifically set up by the writers. Who ARE these people?
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2008, 01:20:26 PM
I did spend the afternoon with the DVR watching and clearing off other programs I had recorded.

I began with THE TUDORS, and DR Elmore was so right. It was a very moving episode. And I suspect all is downhill for the Boleyns now.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2008, 01:21:23 PM
Who ARE these people?

I'm wracking my brain...

Where have I heard this phrase before?     ;)
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2008, 01:21:32 PM
Next came COLD CASE, an OK episode with Ronny Cox as the principal guest star. I hadn't seen him in a long time. I guess we ALL get older!
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2008, 01:22:59 PM
I suspect Larry uses the services of a soprano.

Wagnerian?
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jane on April 29, 2008, 01:23:18 PM


*If Bryan does want to put some sweat-equity into his move, he could always pack up a majority of his belongings, put them on the truck, and then hire a team of movers to take care of the larger items.  And if he's renting from U-Haul, then there's also a better chance of having storage available in one of their self-service storage centers.

I guess you didn't see SWW's post on page 16 ;)

I don't know how storage would work with them, he certainly doesn't want to transfer his belonging twice.

I'll be passing along the tips-thanks.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2008, 01:23:30 PM
Next came CSI: MIAMI with John Schneider as principal guest star. Nice to see him in a story about a burglary of a bank vault and a subsequent murder of one of the masterminds.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2008, 01:24:50 PM
I'm sure you will have an excellent evening, DR JoseSPiano.  :)

I'm sure I will too.  I'm just sort of surprised at how difficult it has been picking a place to eat tonight.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2008, 01:25:51 PM
I also recorded MEMBER OF THE WEDDING off TCM today, and watched about 40 minutes of it this afternoon. I love Julie Harris, but I hadn't seen this in awhile, and her performance did seem kind of "actory." Of course, she was in her mid-20s playing a 12-year old, so maybe that's part of the problem. It's still a lovely, touching film.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2008, 01:27:57 PM
In the mail today was a box from Paramount shaped like a wooden crate with the words "Property of Mr. Jones" stamped on the outside.

Yep, you guessed it: new releases of the three INDIANA JONES movies in a set with new bonus features on each disc. I haven't watched any of them yet (though I might watch RAIDERS tonight before NCIS), but from the press release, it doesn't look like these transfers are any different from the 2003 transfers. It's just the bonuses that are new.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2008, 01:28:46 PM

Where have I heard this phrase before?     ;)

T. M. I.!!!



;D
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 29, 2008, 01:32:00 PM
There are some two dollar bills out there. Or maybe DR Sandra has them all. She has been asking for them at banks, post offices, stores, etc.

If you happen upon one, she will send an original Goldstein (Mae-Ling or Wae-Ling) plus two one-dollar bills.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jane on April 29, 2008, 01:37:39 PM
Jane,

Here is the UPACK (http://www.upack.com/) link to the contanier moving service we used.

They charge $50/day to hold a truck on delivery.


They have storage before shipping  :).  I'll pass this on to Bryan now.  Thank you.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2008, 01:45:01 PM
Wagnerian?

I'm still debating the comment as well! I prefer emotional to physical pain,
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: bk on April 29, 2008, 01:48:32 PM
Just back from picking up mail - I probably shouldn't have gone back to sleep because I'm quite behind now.

At my corner, I just had a little fender bender - I literally tapped the guy in front of me because of his stupidity.  I know they usually blame the car behind but I will be speaking up loud and clear when they take my statement.  This guy was such an idiot it was beyond belief, as was his anal behavior.  There's construction going on at the corner, which makes it difficult to see oncoming cars.  He checked, let a car pass, then pulled out, I looked, no cars coming, turned and pulled out and this jerk was stopped in front of me - within seconds of pulling out he'd stopped for no reason at all.  He told me a car was coming - I told him no car was coming or I wouldn't have been fool enough to pull out.  The "damage" to his bumper (which I tapped while going about four miles an hour), was basically a dime-sized chip in his paint and below it a tiny little scratch.  There was no damage whatsoever to my loaner car.  Well, you'd have thought his car had been totalled.  He took my info, and then, with a straight face said "I think we're supposed to report this to the police."  I asked him what Planet he was from.  And then he insisted on calling his insurance company while I stood there, so he could report this horrendous thing to them.  I just shook my head.  He described his damage as scratches and paint chips in a tone that made it sound like I'd decimated his bumper.  While he was doing it, I simply took out my cell phone and took a photograph of his bumper.  After twenty minutes of this, he finally was done - I called my insurance company who told me not to bother doing anything until they actually filed the claim.  Then they'll call and take my statement.  But at least I have the photo and I'll be very accurate describing both what happened and his wildly overblown reaction to it.  What an anal little twit.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jane on April 29, 2008, 01:51:39 PM
Bruce, I agree the guy was a bit overboard.  Good idea to have taken the photo.

On the other hand-sorry, but you need to watch for drivers pulling out ahead of you.  Sometimes they need to stop & make sure it is safe to continue on.  It happens & you are at fault.  Even drivers as good as you are missed things-it is a busy world out there.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jane on April 29, 2008, 01:52:14 PM
THE BIG BANK THEORY had a very funny episode last night, especially if you are a fan of THE TIME MACHINE.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Ginny on April 29, 2008, 01:57:12 PM
Have to finish my workday by doing some banking for the volunteer administrators.

Bye for now!
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2008, 02:03:15 PM
bk - If the "twit" turns out to be quite litigious, I would also refrain from posting any further comments about him and the incident.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2008, 02:07:12 PM
THE BIG BANK THEORY had a very funny episode last night, especially if you are a fan of THE TIME MACHINE.

I didn't watch the show last night, but I saw the previews and that was a GREAT replica of the machine from the 1960 film.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2008, 02:09:00 PM
I'm heading down now and maybe checking out RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK.

WBBL.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: bk on April 29, 2008, 02:09:50 PM
Jose, the twit can bring it on - I'm accurately describing his twit-like behavior in perfect detail.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: bk on April 29, 2008, 02:10:39 PM
Wow, our newest "member" is named Dilods.  I wonder if he or she dances.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2008, 02:12:24 PM
Dilods?  Dilods??

;)
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2008, 02:13:19 PM
bk - Did you take a pic of your bumper too?
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JMK on April 29, 2008, 02:15:35 PM
I'm praying for Rosemary's Baby, myself.    ;)

Wait a minute.....Larry isn't Rosemary's Baby?
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jane on April 29, 2008, 02:17:32 PM
But you are noted for your sweet nothings :D

der Brucer

 ;)

Now I'll be know for my lying post.  On page 17 I correct Cilla and state I took us to page 17, when in fact I am now the second post. ;D
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jane on April 29, 2008, 02:19:26 PM
HAPPY 15TH BIRTHDAY DR VIXTER!!

HOPE THIS HAS BEEN A VERY SPECIAL DAY!
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Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jane on April 29, 2008, 02:20:05 PM
I must be off soon to get that broken crown removed & a temporary one put in.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JMK on April 29, 2008, 02:22:25 PM
I must be off soon to get that broken crown removed & a temporary one put in.

Queen Jane?
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2008, 02:22:42 PM
Wait a minute.....Larry isn't Rosemary's Baby?

Well... Rosemary ain't that old.


;D
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2008, 02:27:12 PM
;D
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2008, 02:27:43 PM
Somehow, Dancing Dilods doesn't quite have the same ring...
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2008, 02:28:49 PM
***DENTAL VIBES***[/size][/color]
to DR Jane!!![/size][/color]
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2008, 02:29:27 PM
Time to get my act together and take it on the road...
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2008, 02:32:25 PM
Wait a minute.....Larry isn't Rosemary's Baby?

I know Rosemary's baby! Rafael Ferrer, brother of Miguel. Rafael used to date someone very famous.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2008, 02:33:33 PM
Well... Rosemary ain't that old.


;D
[size=8]Bitch!
[/size]
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2008, 02:36:23 PM
OK - A dog question/request for advice from me...

My brother, Don, recently got another dog, another miniature dachshund.  Her name is Sugar.  She's generally sweet-natured, but...

It seems that she was taken away from her mother too early.  And then was "given back" to the breeder shortly thereafter.  -And then my brother and his ex-wife picked her out for their daughter, Alexandra.  One of their other dogs had died last year, so they got Sugar so that Jacks/Bud would have a new playmate/companion - Jax is also a miniature dachshund.  Well...

It appears that Sugar does not know how to pee "properly".  She pees like a boy dog by lifting her leg.  My brother thinks she's just copying Jacks. She's also very excitable - excitable to the point where she'll just "leak" every now and then.

One thing I've noticed is that whenever you initially approach her, she tries to run and hide - usually squeezes herself along the kitchen cabinets.  But then once you approach her, she's all over you.

Right now, my brother has set up the kitchen area as her area.  There are gates set up to keep her in, and he's also placed a "pad" on the floor for her to pee and poop - which she seems to keep to.  However, yesterday, when I was here, and had let one of the gates down so that she could walk around a bit, she actually pushed one of her stools (not the chair type) out of the kitchen area and onto the carpet in the living room.  ???

I have taken her out for a few walks every now and then, and I've noticed that she does not do her business outside - even when her "brother" Jacks does his stuff.

So, I'm wondering if there's anything I could tell my brother to help Sugar get a bit more settled.  Unfortunately, due to his work schedule, the dogs are left alone from early in the morning to the late afternoon. Should he keep the TV on?  Would it be better to set up a larger area for Sugar to play in during the day?  *Oh, and when you call Sugar, she usually immediately runs right for the puppy carrier - and it seems that she likes to stay in there. ???

-Or is it just a matter of letting some time go by and let Sugar grow up a bit more?
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2008, 02:39:10 PM
[size=8]Bitch!
[/size]

That's our Larry!
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: bk on April 29, 2008, 02:40:35 PM
The bumper of the loaner is filled with scuffs and scratches, none of which was caused today (I looked carefully) - I believe that the way this bumper is (height and all) that the license plate of the loaner is what really hit his car and did the damage.  
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: MBarnum on April 29, 2008, 02:41:41 PM
A most happy birthday to The Vixter!!!!!!!!!

(http://www.ssb3.net/users/27061/ebay_39_058.jpg)
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: bk on April 29, 2008, 02:47:51 PM
I really have no clew as to why this tummy thing is obstinately hanging on like this - it's been since Saturday and I'm about to have to bitch-slap Ye Olde Tummy from here to eternity and hell and back.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: bk on April 29, 2008, 02:48:02 PM
I gotta tell you.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: bk on April 29, 2008, 02:48:44 PM
Shortly I shall be on my way to the Heim of Ana for our final dress rehearsal.  I can only hope that the lighting designer is there early to adjust four cues that have to be fixed because of changed blocking.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2008, 02:49:25 PM
I really have no clew as to why this tummy thing is obstinately hanging on like this - it's been since Saturday and I'm about to have to bitch-slap Ye Olde Tummy from here to eternity and hell and back.

Hmm... How much Diet Coke have you had since Saturday?  Are you also feeling light-headed/dizzy? Or is it just the tummy?
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2008, 02:58:38 PM
OK - A dog question/request for advice from me...

My brother, Don, recently got another dog, another miniature dachshund.  Her name is Sugar.  She's generally sweet-natured, but...

It seems that she was taken away from her mother too early.  And then was "given back" to the breeder shortly thereafter.  -And then my brother and his ex-wife picked her out for their daughter, Alexandra.  One of their other dogs had died last year, so they got Sugar so that Jacks/Bud would have a new playmate/companion - Jax is also a miniature dachshund.  Well...

It appears that Sugar does not know how to pee "properly".  She pees like a boy dog by lifting her leg.  My brother thinks she's just copying Jacks. She's also very excitable - excitable to the point where she'll just "leak" every now and then.

One thing I've noticed is that whenever you initially approach her, she tries to run and hide - usually squeezes herself along the kitchen cabinets.  But then once you approach her, she's all over you.

Right now, my brother has set up the kitchen area as her area.  There are gates set up to keep her in, and he's also placed a "pad" on the floor for her to pee and poop - which she seems to keep to.  However, yesterday, when I was here, and had let one of the gates down so that she could walk around a bit, she actually pushed one of her stools (not the chair type) out of the kitchen area and onto the carpet in the living room.  ???

I have taken her out for a few walks every now and then, and I've noticed that she does not do her business outside - even when her "brother" Jacks does his stuff.

So, I'm wondering if there's anything I could tell my brother to help Sugar get a bit more settled.  Unfortunately, due to his work schedule, the dogs are left alone from early in the morning to the late afternoon. Should he keep the TV on?  Would it be better to set up a larger area for Sugar to play in during the day?  *Oh, and when you call Sugar, she usually immediately runs right for the puppy carrier - and it seems that she likes to stay in there. ???

-Or is it just a matter of letting some time go by and let Sugar grow up a bit more?

I'd take it back.  Too neurotic.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2008, 03:54:06 PM
TA-DA!  A decision has been made!  Sweetwater Tavern (http://www.greatamericanrestaurants.com/sweetMainMeri/).

And something tells me that there will be a Warm Flourless Chocolate Waffle in my dining future tonight.  ;)
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2008, 03:54:24 PM
Jesus! I stopped traffic for an hour.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2008, 03:59:01 PM
Jesus! I stopped traffic for an hour.

Was that the follow-up song to Carrie Underwood's "Jesus Take The Wheel"?
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2008, 04:02:13 PM
Hmm... Just saw this on the news...  It will interesting to see if this catches on in the dining world.

Turtle Tip (http://turtletip.com/)
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2008, 04:05:51 PM
I'm off to see THE ADDING MACHINE.  Back later.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: FJL on April 29, 2008, 04:08:24 PM
See you there, Larry.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 29, 2008, 04:17:03 PM
Will you, FJL, be operating "The Adding Machine"?
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 29, 2008, 04:18:16 PM
Disappointing afternoon.  My "Fall of the Roman Empire" was supposed to be delivered today.  The tracking system says "out for delivery."

But delivery came...and went...and left me muttin'.






Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: TCB on April 29, 2008, 04:19:20 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO
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THE LEGENDARY VIXTER
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Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 29, 2008, 04:20:52 PM
Somehow, Dancing Dilods doesn't quite have the same ring...

No, not as resonant as dancing singdaws, is it!
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2008, 04:22:26 PM
OH!  Enjoy the show, DRs elmore and FJL!

*And, since it only lasts an hour and a half, you could probably walk over to Bleecker to partake of some gelato at Cones, some pastries and other goodies at Rocco's, and I think Amy's Bread may still be open when you get out.  Of course, you could head up to Charles Street and Seventh Avenue South to get to Birdbath before they close at 10:00 - half-price baked good after 8:00!

;)
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2008, 04:26:07 PM
And speaking of food - and ain't I always? - I'm off to dinner!

Laters...
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 29, 2008, 04:35:56 PM
Bon appetit!
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: TCB on April 29, 2008, 05:01:04 PM
On another, my bad, note:  I figured out why I got the excited email about Saawariya the other day.  It doesn't street until next week.  Sony complained to eBay and I had to remove the listing.  I never pay attention to street dates when I get these screeners, as we're on a time schedule to get reviews done no matter what the street date is.  I guess I have to be more careful when I list stuff on eBay.


No, just start selling them on e-bay Hong Kong.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: TCB on April 29, 2008, 05:17:16 PM
All I know of this innuendo is that once Larry sends you "the master" and he doesn't get a CD out of it in a reasonable amount of time, someone in leather with a cat o'nine tails may show up at your door.

Pray it won't be Larry!     :-*


Why not?  That way they could both enjoy the experience.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: 3DDiffusion on April 29, 2008, 05:20:13 PM
Quote
-Or is it just a matter of letting some time go by and let Sugar grow up a bit more?

Three suggestions....

Have both dogs had obedience training? If not, they should have some.

Have a "dog whisperer" do a little communing with Sugar.

Get Sugar a kitten!
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jane on April 29, 2008, 05:40:00 PM
DR Jose-Your brother has his work cut out for him.
Keith asked what is too young?  Do you mean Sugar was still nursing?  How old is she now?

You didnít mention how Sugar is with Jacks, & more important how is she with Alexandra?

Sometimes female dogs lift their legs, it is their way of ďmarkingĒ.  Iím not sure why a young puppy would do that.  

Nervous excitable dogs often leak.  JMK, how long did it take Blanche to outgrow that?

Iím thinking Sugar was crate trained & feels secure in her crate, a natural behavior she may or may not outgrow.  

Iím also guessing she was trained to use the pad.  Once that happens it is very difficult to un-train that behavior.  At two and a half, Craigís Yogi is just now beginning to pee outside on the lawn.  He still uses the pad to defecate.  

As to why she pushed her poop onto the carpet I have no idea.  At least she didnít eat it. ;D

Stay tuned for part two.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: TCB on April 29, 2008, 05:44:08 PM


Nervous excitable dogs often leak.  JMK, how long did it take Blanche to outgrow that?



Wow, who would have thought that my ex-wife was a nervous excitable dog!
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: S. Woody White on April 29, 2008, 05:49:54 PM
I would like at this time to apologize to everyone for breaking the board yesterday.  It was not intentional, and I am sincerely sorry.

The problem was, after I broke it, I couldn't get in to fix what I'd done.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: S. Woody White on April 29, 2008, 05:54:08 PM
And the word of the day is: GIMCRACK!
What everyone else yells when the plumber works out.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Cillaliz on April 29, 2008, 05:55:34 PM
Hi, all....

I'm thinking of going up to New York in another month or so to see The 39 Steps, which is at the Cort Theatre on
138 West 48th Street.

I'm not familiar with the city at all .... can anyone give the name of a good, but relatively inexpensive hotel near this theater?

And should I buy my tickets in advance or is there a good chance of getting them at those half-price ticket places?

And my eyes are lousy and I expect to be waaaaay back in the back of the theater, so is there any objection to people brinhing in big ol' binoculars (as opposed to tiny opera glasses)?

Thanks for any help.


Check online for hotels. It varies.  Sometimes the Milford Plaza has a good internet deal. I like the Hotel Edison, sometimes it's reasonable, sometimes not so much, some of us stayed at the Comfort Inn on...46th? St and it is sometimes reasonable. You just really have to look around.  If you see a deal on soemthing like Orbitz, check out the hotel website, sometimes you can beat the deal there.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jane on April 29, 2008, 05:57:10 PM
In my opinion it is definitely not a matter of letting time take care of the problems.

Suggestions:

Look into a puppy class, not training but socializing, your brother & Alexandra can go together with Sugar.

Look into doggie day care programs both dogs can go to while your brother is at work.  A good doggie day care program will be clean, friendly, have nice dogs, and people who will work on socializing Sugar.  

If neither of the above are options, ask the vet to suggest an animal behaviorist who can do a few private sessions at the house, access the situation & teach your brother & Alexandra the best way to motivate Sugar to be more confident.

Remember it is very important for a puppy to be well socialized to the outside world of people, dogs, sights & sounds.  Sherlock was very shy with people so we took him into town almost every day.  If you like I can email our methods in more detail.

When it should be time for Sugar to use the pad, I suggest taking her outside along with her pad.  Put the pad on the grass and see what happens.  A book to read while they wait might help. ;)
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jane on April 29, 2008, 05:58:42 PM
I would like at this time to apologize to everyone for breaking the board yesterday.  It was not intentional, and I am sincerely sorry.

We know it wasn't intentional, & you weren't the first person to break the board

Quote
The problem was, after I broke it, I couldn't get in to fix what I'd done.
;D
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: S. Woody White on April 29, 2008, 06:00:46 PM
I hate to say this, because it'll bother musicians who read this site, but it seems ot me that taking another gig doesn't seem like a fair thing to do when you're committed to performances, whatever your legal rights are.
If any of us at regular "day" jobs pulled this kind of stunt, we'd have to depend on our "night" job.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jane on April 29, 2008, 06:06:46 PM
Wow, who would have thought that my ex-wife was a nervous excitable dog!

 ;D
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jane on April 29, 2008, 06:07:30 PM
Thanks for the dental vibes.  It went ok.  
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jane on April 29, 2008, 06:09:56 PM
I really have no clew as to why this tummy thing is obstinately hanging on like this - it's been since Saturday and I'm about to have to bitch-slap Ye Olde Tummy from here to eternity and hell and back.

Don't eat Caesar Salads, or any salads,  until it is better.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: TCB on April 29, 2008, 06:10:15 PM
Thanks for the dental vibes.  It went ok.  


Happy to hear read it, Jane.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Cillaliz on April 29, 2008, 06:11:57 PM
;)

Now I'll be know for my lying post.  On page 17 I correct Cilla and state I took us to page 17, when in fact I am now the second post. ;D

Nah, you took us to page 17 Jane.  It was a team effort, but you were the top. It's just the correction that changed it.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: TCB on April 29, 2008, 06:15:24 PM
I never saw the unaltered Page Sixteen; but that explains why I was in computer limbo for almost an hour this morning.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Cillaliz on April 29, 2008, 06:17:26 PM
I would like at this time to apologize to everyone for breaking the board yesterday.  It was not intentional, and I am sincerely sorry.

The problem was, after I broke it, I couldn't get in to fix what I'd done.

We knew you didn't mean it.  I will say after reading that post, I had the impression you weren't too fond of two dollar bills ;)
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: S. Woody White on April 29, 2008, 06:20:32 PM
I managed to see the page in question.  DR S. Woody had about 208 or so  :P icons strung out in one row sending the entire page into CinemaScope 55!   :o  It was a RANT against some guys who pay for their purchases in legal tender, but that the store folks HATE HATE HATE the 2-dollar bills and 1-dollar coins these guys use.  

 ::)
The case deals with a couple of numismatists who get large numbers of 2-dollar bills and 1-dollar coins and go through them to find the rare ones.  They then come to the store and dump their unwanted bills and coins, and we cashiers are stuck with this unwanted garbage in our cash drawers.  We cannot pass them off to other customers - they don't want them either.  We do not have space in our cash drawers to store the coins or bills - that space is used for holding other things that we need to keep in the cash drawers.  The bill acceptors at the self-scan registers will not even recognize the two-dollar bills.  And, as far as I know (I haven't seen them try as yet) the coin acceptors will not recognize the dollar coins.

Are the two-dollar bills and one-dollar coins legal tender?  Yes.  But these two jackholes are committing a hostile act every time they pay their way.  They are selfish.  And they are gleeful every time they do it.

Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: TCB on April 29, 2008, 06:21:19 PM
At the rate things are going, I may find my face plastered on the sides of buses and billboards; long before I ever get paid for the photo shoot.  The ad agency seems to think the hold-up is my agent, my agent seems to blame the ad agency; and Nicky and Angel are blaming me for the whole problem.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jane on April 29, 2008, 06:22:18 PM
Nah, you took us to page 17 Jane.  It was a team effort, but you were the top. It's just the correction that changed it.

LOL-I was tempted to remove my post, except it is kind of funny.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jane on April 29, 2008, 06:24:22 PM
I would be fine with a $2 bill as change.  In fact I would think it is fun.  

How many can you send DR Sandra?  
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jane on April 29, 2008, 06:25:26 PM
TCB-GET PAID QUICKLY VIBES!!!!
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jane on April 29, 2008, 06:26:46 PM
DR Jose.  I forgot to mention to get Sugar checked to be sure the "leaking" isn't due to a physical problem.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: S. Woody White on April 29, 2008, 06:27:56 PM
I removed the weird post from page sixteen - does it load easier now?
BK - a personal thank-you.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Sandra on April 29, 2008, 06:28:36 PM
You put your two-dollar bills under your twenties. You don't usually give twenties out as change, so you won't run into the twos. And you put your dollar coins in the penny or dime slots so you won't confuse them for quarters or nickels.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Sandra on April 29, 2008, 06:29:33 PM
And I love it when people pay with twos. It makes my day.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: TCB on April 29, 2008, 06:30:17 PM
TCB-GET PAID QUICKLY VIBES!!!!

Thanks, Jane, but my little money problem pales in comparison to the Great Two-Dollar Bill Assault!   ::)
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Sandra on April 29, 2008, 06:30:28 PM
And HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE VIXTER!!
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Cillaliz on April 29, 2008, 06:33:58 PM
Def Leppard on Dancing with the Stars....that's just wrong
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jane on April 29, 2008, 06:35:02 PM
TCB, I'm sorry you can't return to court & get a reduction on those payments.  
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jane on April 29, 2008, 06:35:43 PM
DR Sandra, how many $2 bills do you want to collect?
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jane on April 29, 2008, 06:36:24 PM
Thanks, Jane, but my little money problem pales in comparison to the Great Two-Dollar Bill Assault!   ::)

Just re-read that ;D
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Cillaliz on April 29, 2008, 06:37:27 PM
Well I havea hearing, 3 motions a brief and a sentencing memorandum to finish up before I leave on Thursday.   It sounds overwhelming, but I'll get it all done.  I may work on it a little tonight...or I'll just do it at the office tomorrow.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Sandra on April 29, 2008, 06:38:39 PM
DR Sandra, how many $2 bills do you want to collect?

As many as possible.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JMK on April 29, 2008, 06:42:40 PM
Every puppy I've ever had has "leaked" when meeting new people.  It has nothing to do with nervousness, it's just a lack of bladder control when they're young.

Jose, I'd say if the dog likes her (his?) crate, that's great.  Blanche loves her and will stay in there even if we leave the door open.  I do think it's not good to leave young dogs alone for that long, however.  Just my two cents worth.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jane on April 29, 2008, 06:45:07 PM
JMK, I understood Sugar is not left in the crate but an enclosed area with the crate inside for her to use as she wishes.  

Jose, how large is the area Sugar is left in during the day, and is Jacks with her?
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jane on April 29, 2008, 06:48:35 PM
JMK, I have only had one puppy that "leaked".  Sadly I have had many older dogs that did more than leak.  If I had to choose one over the other, I guess I would prefer it during the puppy stage.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jane on April 29, 2008, 06:49:37 PM
As many as possible.

Hundreds? :o  How many have you collected so far?  Do you have a year preference or will any $2 bill do?
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Sandra on April 29, 2008, 06:53:15 PM
Hundreds? :o  How many have you collected so far?  Do you have a year preference or will any $2 bill do?

So far I have $156. Any two-dollar bill will do.

I'm friends with some of the people who count the deposits in the garage office, so I want to make a whole deposit of two-dollar bills. Just to mess with my friends.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: George on April 29, 2008, 06:56:35 PM
I would be fine with a $2 bill as change.  In fact I would think it is fun.  

How many can you send DR Sandra?  

When I was in college, I had some photocopies made and included in the change was a 1928 $2!!  It was ripped and had been taped and not in good condition at all, but I still have it...somewhere. :)
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: George on April 29, 2008, 06:56:56 PM
Well, I need to leave.  Have a good evening, all. :D
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: George on April 29, 2008, 06:58:50 PM
But before I go, I posted this last night, but I should post it on her actual birthday:

A Very Happy Birthday to new DR Vixter!! ;D

Can't wait until you actually start posting. :)
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: S. Woody White on April 29, 2008, 07:00:12 PM
I also could not get to page 16 at all last night...and I also cannot imagine a rant about 2 dollar bills or dollar coins. While cashiering for many years at Bi-Mart it never bothered me or any of the other cashiers, to my recollection.
If it were just one or two of the bills or coins, it wouldn't be a problem.

These guys are purchasing fifty - sixty - seventy dollars worth of goods at a time.

There is a major difference.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jane on April 29, 2008, 07:01:04 PM
So far I have $156. Any two-dollar bill will do.

I'm friends with some of the people who count the deposits in the garage office, so I want to make a whole deposit of two-dollar bills. Just to mess with my friends.

 ;D  

With that confession I wonder if SWW will send you any of his. ;)
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Sandra on April 29, 2008, 07:01:49 PM
If it were just one or two of the bills or coins, it wouldn't be a problem.

These guys are purchasing fifty - sixty - seventy dollars worth of goods at a time.

There is a major difference.

If I got seventy dollars in two-dollar bills I would plotz with absolute giddiness.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jane on April 29, 2008, 07:07:26 PM
 ;D
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: S. Woody White on April 29, 2008, 07:08:49 PM
I don't mind sharing colleges with Sen. McCain, but I have just discovered I share High Schools with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright!

der Brucer
Which probably explains why you get loud when you get excited.










No euphemism intended.   ::)
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: S. Woody White on April 29, 2008, 07:10:04 PM
So far I have $156. Any two-dollar bill will do.

I'm friends with some of the people who count the deposits in the garage office, so I want to make a whole deposit of two-dollar bills. Just to mess with my friends.
Just to mess with your friends.

That explains a lot.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: S. Woody White on April 29, 2008, 07:15:47 PM
A number of years ago? It's the same basic 5-6 plots on every soap every damned day!

I'm up to 11 plot points now:
...10. safe sex is non-existent
...
Cue Bernadette singing "Making Love Alone."






 ;)
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JMK on April 29, 2008, 07:16:27 PM
JMK, I understood Sugar is not left in the crate but an enclosed area with the crate inside for her to use as she wishes.  

Jose, how large is the area Sugar is left in during the day, and is Jacks with her?

I didn't think she was left in a crate, but Jose said she's left alone for 6 (was that it?) hours, which I think is too long for a young dog.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Michael on April 29, 2008, 07:16:49 PM
If you pray for Rosemary's Baby

Does that mean you pray for Miguel Ferrer?
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: S. Woody White on April 29, 2008, 07:18:42 PM
And anything worth saying is worth repeating.     8)
No.  Nonononono.

I caused enough trouble last night.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jane on April 29, 2008, 07:19:27 PM
Iím sorry I will miss the arrival of our new DR Vixter, if she does arrive tonight.

DR Vixter, wherever you are I hope you are having fun!

(http://www.gifs.net/Animation11/Holidays/Party_Balloons/Birthday_balloon.gif)
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jane on April 29, 2008, 07:20:54 PM
I didn't think she was left in a crate, but Jose said she's left alone for 6 (was that it?) hours, which I think is too long for a young dog.

Too many hours, I'm sure.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jane on April 29, 2008, 07:21:35 PM
Off to watch LARS AND THE REAL GIRL

'night
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: S. Woody White on April 29, 2008, 07:38:48 PM
Hmm... Just saw this on the news...  It will interesting to see if this catches on in the dining world.

Turtle Tip (http://turtletip.com/)
Oooh, hostile much?

In an honest world, the customer would leave notice as to why he/she is stiffing the waiter.  But no, the idea of a confrontation is too much for some people.  (There may have been a good reason for the slow service, like trying to take care of too many tables at one time.  But that never happens.)

Let's put it another way, Jose.  Would you think it fair if your employers paid you less because they didn't like your tempi?
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2008, 07:41:35 PM
If you pray for Rosemary's Baby

Does that mean you pray for Miguel Ferrer?

Rafael Ferrer is Rosemary's Baby.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: The Vixter on April 29, 2008, 07:46:13 PM
thank you so much for the birthday greetings, and for letting me on the site!!!!! I'm so excited!!!

I SLEEP NOW. * falls asleep*
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2008, 07:46:51 PM
I'm back from a wonderful evening with DR FJL at a most unusual and stimulating theatre piece, THE ADDING MACHINE. I thought about it all the way home in the taxi and I think I recommend it as a must-see to everyone: it's unusual, it's challenging, it has an interesting score, wonderful direction and a really fine cast.  I saw my friend Danny Marcus, who's in the show and understudy to the lead, and my friend Randy Blair, St Dominic of THE TRAGIC & HORRIBLE LIFE OF THE SINGING NUN, who's Danny's understudy. DR FJL saw his friend Adinah, who played the would-be girlfriend of Mr Zero, and we both saw Jeff Blumenkrantz who was there to see Adinah.

Thank you, DR FJL!
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: FJL on April 29, 2008, 07:50:29 PM
Let me just say how much fun it is to go to the theater with DR elmore!
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Sandra on April 29, 2008, 07:51:28 PM
Welcome, Vixter! I hope you had a Cherry Coke-filled birthday.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: FJL on April 29, 2008, 07:55:54 PM
Interesting question, whether it would be fair if employers paid you less because they didn't like your tempi.  Well, from what i've seen, chances are a musician wouldn't be hired again by those people who didn't like his/her tempi.  And people in many positions get fired all the time or at least get smaller raises because they don't work fast enough to please their bosses.

Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: vixmom on April 29, 2008, 07:55:59 PM
Hello all!  Unfortunatley we had a very rushed day today - right after work I picked the Vixter  up from my folk's house, zipped off to her su=inging lesson (NYSSMA is Saturday!) and then had to drive two town's over to collect Vixdad's cellphone from the kind couple that found it on the train yesterday.

That left us just enough time to get to the high school in time for the ceremony honoring outstanding students... after the top 10  graduating seniors were introduced and the PTA did some advertising and the school board did some advertising, they gave awards for "excellence in... various things.  The Vixter earned one for excellence in music., specifically for being part of the NYC Honours Choir this past fall.

We got out at 9 and altho8ugh the disembodied voice on the telephone at California Pizza Kitchen said they would seat and serve until 10 they turned us away at 9:45... so no cake or pizza for the Vixter... she had a late birthday dinner of drive through McD's


We promised to make it up to her!
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: vixmom on April 29, 2008, 07:56:38 PM
We did start the day off by singing Happy Birthday and having her blow out the candle in her pancakes
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: S. Woody White on April 29, 2008, 08:02:43 PM
You put your two-dollar bills under your twenties. You don't usually give twenties out as change, so you won't run into the twos. And you put your dollar coins in the penny or dime slots so you won't confuse them for quarters or nickels.
WRONG!

We do so give out twenties as change.  We give them as change every time a customer hands us a fifty or hundred dollar bill.

I have had customers hand me hundred dollar bills for a less than five dollar purchase FIRST THING IN THE MORNING.  When I have had NO large bills in my drawer to use for making the change.

We also give out twenties as change when customers ask for cash back.  They can do this every time they use a check or debit card to make their purchases, or every time they use a Discover card.  Discover even advertises their card as a means for getting cash back, on national television.

As for putting the dollar coins in with the pennies or dimes, this would make it very difficult to simply slide the pennies or dimes out of the slots.  These slots have curved fronts, to make it easy for the cashier to get to the coins.  And the dollar coins do NOT sink to the bottom of the slot.  They float on top of everything else - small items always slip under the large items (which is why farmers always find large rocks finding their way to the top when they plow their fields).

Not to mention how this would make things more difficult when the assistant floor manager comes around to audit the drawer, to make sure no errors are being made by the cashier.  This process is done with a machine these days - the auditor takes the bin from the cash drawer, weighs it on the auditing machine, and gets the total value of the bin based on the weight.  Mixing coins would throw this process off.

(The dollar bills are also handled by weight, btw.  Fascinating process.)

While we're at it, a sidenote on the change given by the self-scan registers:

The self-scan machines do not carry ten dollar bills, to be used for change.  The machines have three bins under the change slot: one for twenties, one for fives, and one for one dollar bills.  It was decided that having a bin for ten dollar bills would take up too much room, and be redundant for something that can just as easily be resolved by dispensing two fivers.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2008, 08:05:00 PM
Good Evening!

Damn, that Warm Flourless Chocolate Waffle is still soooo good!

:)


*And I had a great time catching up with my friend, Justin, and his partner, Kevin.  And I was very happy to hear that Jason has started singing with the DC Gay Men's Chorus, and he's even done some cabaret evenings for them, as well as being a soloist in some of their concerts. It's nice to know that that glorious bari-tenor voice is not lying dormant. :)
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2008, 08:06:46 PM
DR vixmom - Well, 9:45pm is a bit too late for pizza and cake anyway. ;)

-But I'm sure you'll make it up to her anyway. :)
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Sandra on April 29, 2008, 08:08:33 PM
WRONG!


Well, excu-use me! I guess you'll just have to suffer through all those hundreds of two-dollar bills that make your life so miserable. I get my fair share of fifty- and hundred- dollar bills too, but I somehow manage not to let it ruin my life.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: S. Woody White on April 29, 2008, 08:09:12 PM
Vixter - welcome to the group.

But be afraid.  Be very afraid.

 :o






 ;)
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2008, 08:09:27 PM
The self check registers at my grocery store do take $1 coins.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2008, 08:11:34 PM
DR SWW - Next time, could you just kindly direct them to the Customer Service Desk so that they could exchange their money there before it goes to the register?  Just say it's now store policy.  Yes, it will hold up the line a bit, but at least that will save you the aggravation.  You won't be refusing them service, you will just be redirecting them.  I still know some stores that will and can refuse any bills over $20 if the purchase is below a certain amount. -And they have signs posted saying so.  -I'm also just wondering why they don't go to a bank to trade the money in.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Ginny on April 29, 2008, 08:11:42 PM
Welcome new DR The Vixter!
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: S. Woody White on April 29, 2008, 08:12:20 PM
Sandra, you are working at a parking lot.

I am working at a grocery store.

Compare the volume of customers per hour.

Enough said.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2008, 08:12:28 PM
Vixter - welcome to the group.

But be afraid.  Be very afraid.

 :o






 ;)

I wonder if DR vixmom has already warned her about the Delaware contingent?

;D
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2008, 08:12:33 PM
I throughly enjoyed revisiting RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK. The new DVD looks superb. I didn't get around to putting in the older one and comparing the two. I will do that tomorrow.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2008, 08:14:12 PM
Welcome newest DR and Birthday Girl, The Vixter!
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Cillaliz on April 29, 2008, 08:14:29 PM
Welcome DR VIXTER!!!
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2008, 08:15:03 PM
The case deals with a couple of numismatists who get large numbers of 2-dollar bills and 1-dollar coins and go through them to find the rare ones.  They then come to the store and dump their unwanted bills and coins, and we cashiers are stuck with this unwanted garbage in our cash drawers.  We cannot pass them off to other customers - they don't want them either.  We do not have space in our cash drawers to store the coins or bills - that space is used for holding other things that we need to keep in the cash drawers.  The bill acceptors at the self-scan registers will not even recognize the two-dollar bills.  And, as far as I know (I haven't seen them try as yet) the coin acceptors will not recognize the dollar coins.

Are the two-dollar bills and one-dollar coins legal tender?  Yes.  But these two jackholes are committing a hostile act every time they pay their way.  They are selfish.  And they are gleeful every time they do it.



How often do they come in?

And do they always pick your register line?  ;)
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Cillaliz on April 29, 2008, 08:16:39 PM
One more day...just one more day....I must get up in the morning and get my rear in gear and my fingers a typing to finish all I have to do before leaving town.  The timing of this trip is perfect. I am most pleased.  Leaving for NYC on May Day...I like that
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2008, 08:16:53 PM
I did have time to look at two of the bonus features on the disc.

The first was an introduction by Spielberg and Lucas about how the film came about in 1981.

In part of his explanation, Spielberg mentioned he had just done three movies where he went over schedule and over budget: JAWS, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS, and '1941.' He then went on to say that he felt bad and wasteful about going over budget even though all the movies were successful.

Really? '1941' was successful? I always thought it was one of the biggest bombs ever. (I mean a bomb at the box-office; Idon't think it works as a film either, but I'm sure he was talking about the film making money.)
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2008, 08:18:33 PM
The second bonus feature had the various members of the cast of the new INDIANA JONES/CRYSTAL SKULL movie commenting on the previous three films, their first experience with them, etc.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2008, 08:19:24 PM
NCIS had a TOny-centric episode tonight. Michael Weatherly is always fun to watch, so I enjoyed the show even though it wasn't a great mystery.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Cillaliz on April 29, 2008, 08:19:31 PM
So, would it be a bad time to say that I really like the Susan B Anthony dollars ;)
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: S. Woody White on April 29, 2008, 08:19:38 PM
DR SWW - Next time, could you just kindly direct them to the Customer Service Desk so that they could exchange their money there before it goes to the register?  Just say it's now store policy.  Yes, it will hold up the line a bit, but at least that will save you the aggravation.  You won't be refusing them service, you will just be redirecting them.  I still know some stores that will and can refuse any bills over $20 if the purchase is below a certain amount. -And they have signs posted saying so.  -I'm also just wondering why they don't go to a bank to trade the money in.
So, you're assuming the Customer Service Desk has that kind of cash in their drawer?

And no, I may not say "it is now store policy."  It is not store policy.  What you are suggesting is passive-agressive, which is totally against store policy.  We, as cashiers, are expected to knuckle under and smile sweetly.  Which most of the time is not a problem - we would much rather work with the customer than be their adversaries.

A "no bills larger than a twenty" policy would also be adversarial.  We don't do that.

As for the banks - in talking with these two guys who pull these stunts, the banks would much rather not see the two dollar bills or one dollar coins, either.  They'll ship them out, but don't expect them to take the ship back in.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2008, 08:20:32 PM
DR Jose.  I forgot to mention to get Sugar checked to be sure the "leaking" isn't due to a physical problem.

Thanks to everyone for the "hints" and advice.

I think I came across a bit "alarmist" earlier in my original post.  In any case, Sugar does seem to have some socialization issues.  Jacks is here during the day, alas, he's not kept in the kitchen area but he's right "around" her in the living room.  They used to keep them together, but, apparently, that made Sugar even more excitable.

Sugar is about 9 or 10 months old.  She gets along great with Jacks and with Don and Alexandra, and she also had a full vet check-up before they finished the adoption (I guess it was an adoption of sorts).

And, yes, she was initially crated-raised, so, I'll pass on that hint about bringing her pad outside with her to do her business.  That makes a lot of sense.

Thanks, again.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: S. Woody White on April 29, 2008, 08:22:09 PM
The self check registers at my grocery store do take $1 coins.
I believe I said that I wasn't sure if our self-check lanes take the dollar coins.

But I can't see these guys bothering to take the time to use self-check.  It's faster for them to hand the coins to the cashier, and let him/her do the work.

 :P
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2008, 08:22:11 PM
AMERICAN IDOL:

Oy! Not much of interest this week. I thought Brooke and Jason were particularly terrible on both songs. Jason doesn't even seem to be trying very hard, and Brooke was terrified with her first song; her voice was literally trembling.

I thought David Archulta had the best first song and David Cook had the best second song. Syesha did OK with both of hers, though she tends to sound the same on everything.

Still, nothing I'd call a standout on this evening at all.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2008, 08:23:31 PM
I believe I said that I wasn't sure if our self-check lanes take the dollar coins.



Which is why I said that ours did. I wasn't implying YOURS did. I'm sure different stores use different machines.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: S. Woody White on April 29, 2008, 08:24:48 PM
One of our neighbors had a couple of red miniature doxies.  They love to bark at me as I pass by on my way to work, or on my way home.

The younger one, still a pup, loves it when I stop and give her a belly rub.  And yes, she squirts.

But her tail quivers happily at the same time.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: S. Woody White on April 29, 2008, 08:25:46 PM
So, would it be a bad time to say that I really like the Susan B Anthony dollars ;)
Danged feminist.







 ;D
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2008, 08:28:04 PM
I got through IDOL in less than 30 minutes, so I spent the next half hour channel surfing. THE LAUGHING POLICEMAN was on Fox Movie Channel. Not a favorite film (Bruce Dern's character calls gay men "fruiters.")

PBS had a program on the nine days that Agatha Christie was missing after her husband asked her for a divorce in the late 1920s.

I finally settled on ABC where I saw who went home from DANCING WITH THE STARS. The couple seemed to know they were leaving. Not having seen the show, I'm not sure why they seemed resigned, but they didn't seem particularly shocked.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: S. Woody White on April 29, 2008, 08:29:15 PM
Quote from: S. Woody White on Today at 08:09:12pm
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Vixter - welcome to the group.

But be afraid.  Be very afraid.

I wonder if DR vixmom has already warned her about the Delaware contingent?

;D
You were there the first time we met Vixmom and the Vixter, remember?  You were leading the tour!


 ::)
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2008, 08:30:21 PM
And I ended the evening welcoming back WOMEN'S MURDER CLUB to prime time. I enjoyed seeing the show, enjoying having a handsome guy get interested in Lindsay (Angie Harmon), and the story was pretty good.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2008, 08:30:27 PM
So, you're assuming the Customer Service Desk has that kind of cash in their drawer?

And no, I may not say "it is now store policy."  It is not store policy.  What you are suggesting is passive-agressive, which is totally against store policy.  We, as cashiers, are expected to knuckle under and smile sweetly.  Which most of the time is not a problem - we would much rather work with the customer than be their adversaries.

A "no bills larger than a twenty" policy would also be adversarial.  We don't do that.

As for the banks - in talking with these two guys who pull these stunts, the banks would much rather not see the two dollar bills or one dollar coins, either.  They'll ship them out, but don't expect them to take the ship back in.

Why wouldn't your Customer Service Desk have that amount of money?  I would hope they would.

As for being "passive-agressive", well.. I was just trying to find some sort of way to make the whole situation easier for you since it really does seem to bug you.  Having worked in the retail world for a bit, I know how odd bills and change - and traveler's checks(!) - can complicate matters, but, yes, it does come with the job.   And, heck, since you know these guys by sight, there's no surprise involved.   So, just take a couple of deep breaths and keep smiling if there's nothing else to be done.

Have you brought this up with management?

As for the "No Bills Larger Than $20", well... Some of the Safeway's in NoVA have that rule between the hours of 11:00pm and 6:00am.  -However, if they are purchasing over $80.00 they will allow them.  It's basically to help them from clearing out their change drawer - and, apparently, it's also to prevent people from passing off counterfeit bills.  -Do you keep those special pens in your drawer to check the bills?  7-11 stores also have a similar policy - and have that sign stating that "Cashier Has Access to Less Than $50" after a certain time since they put most of their cash directly into the safe as it comes in.

As for banks not taking money, well... How come I always seem to get caught behind the person depositing a ton of rolled coins... that are being recounted at the window?
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2008, 08:31:48 PM
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Sorry. I'm downstairs on my laptop checking out the home wireless network and don't have a scanner available for doing a WIZARD OF OZ page dance.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2008, 08:31:52 PM
Is the horse dead yet?


;D
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2008, 08:32:12 PM
JMK, I have only had one puppy that "leaked".  Sadly I have had many older dogs that did more than leak.  If I had to choose one over the other, I guess I would prefer it during the puppy stage.

;D
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2008, 08:32:59 PM
I recorded tonight's SVU and will probably get a chance to watch it tomorrow.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: vixmom on April 29, 2008, 08:33:05 PM
She had her first- ever (and last ever) poprocks on that tour....
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2008, 08:33:21 PM
Oooh, hostile much?

In an honest world, the customer would leave notice as to why he/she is stiffing the waiter.  But no, the idea of a confrontation is too much for some people.  (There may have been a good reason for the slow service, like trying to take care of too many tables at one time.  But that never happens.)

Let's put it another way, Jose.  Would you think it fair if your employers paid you less because they didn't like your tempi?

I don't think I'd ever use "Turtle Tip" - it was just something I saw on the news.

And as for my employers paying me less... Well... There's a reason I joined the union!

;D
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: vixmom on April 29, 2008, 08:34:14 PM
and now in the words of my daughter... I sleep now





good night all!!
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2008, 08:35:16 PM
I wonder if DR vixmom has already warned her about the Delaware contingent?

;DYou were there the first time we met Vixmom and the Vixter, remember?  You were leading the tour!


 ::)

I remember.

Let's just say, that it's much easier to incorporate visuals, hyper-links and graphics in a post than it is in person.  ;)
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2008, 08:36:30 PM
...And since I just saw the commercial...

I wonder how big the box office will be for the first weekend of the Indiana Jones movie?  The mind boggles.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: S. Woody White on April 29, 2008, 08:43:12 PM
...PBS had a program on the nine days that Agatha Christie was missing after her husband asked her for a divorce in the late 1920s....
Doctor Who will have a story based on the same incident later this season, titled "The Unicorn and the Wasp," written by Gareth Roberts, who also wrote last season's "The Shakespeare Code."  He handles history-based stories well.

Agatha will be played by Fernella Woolgar.  The story will also feature Felicity Kendal.

Of course, what the Doctor and Donna find out about Agatha and those missing days will probably not be the same as what the PBS program revealed.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jrand69 on April 29, 2008, 08:50:53 PM
A Ton of Turmoil.

That is the name of my new Gothic Novel.

DR VIXTER came to celebrate her birthday!

DR SANDRA is searching for 2's.....
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Jrand69 on April 29, 2008, 08:51:35 PM
I am hoping that THE BRAIN is moving along sans percussion this evening and everyone onstage and in the audience is having a grand time!
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2008, 08:54:12 PM
Well, I'll be riding into work tomorrow morning with my brother, and then hopping on the subway to get to Union Station, and then head on down to Richmond... And since my brother leaves the house at 7:00am, well...

Goodnight.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: S. Woody White on April 29, 2008, 08:59:08 PM
I'm going to close for the night.

I've got to get der Brucer going tomorrow - we're heading to Peppers, a store that specializes in pepper sauces.  I'm plum out of Sriracha!   :o






Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Cillaliz on April 29, 2008, 09:04:33 PM
I must get some sleep so I can get everything done tomorrow and begin a most excellent adventure.

Safe travel vibes to DR Jose~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2008, 09:08:18 PM
Heading to bed myself!

Good night!
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 29, 2008, 09:35:42 PM
I just came from a 2.5 hour teleconference call.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: George on April 30, 2008, 12:17:15 AM
A lull!

;)

Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: George on April 30, 2008, 12:18:37 AM
thank you so much for the birthday greetings, and for letting me on the site!!!!! I'm so excited!!!

I SLEEP NOW. * falls asleep*

Welcome, New DR "The Vixter"!!  How'd it feel to make your first official post?? :D
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: bk on April 30, 2008, 12:19:19 AM
Back from a really excellent run-through - the promised audience of high schoolers never showed up, despite two confirmations, so that was annoying, but we had about ten people sitting in the audience and there were lots of laughs, which was very helpful to the cast.        I must now write notes and notes.
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: George on April 30, 2008, 12:19:30 AM
And I hope you had a Very Happy Birthday!! ;D
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: George on April 30, 2008, 12:30:14 AM
And thanks for the Girl Scout Cookies!! :D :D
Title: Re:CLOSER THAN EVER
Post by: George on April 30, 2008, 12:52:11 AM
I must go to sleep.  So, good night, BK and guests.