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Title: IN THE ZONE
Post by: bk on May 06, 2008, 12:11:58 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes were in the zone, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - they're intrigued by greener pastures and might just be on their collective way.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: bk on May 06, 2008, 12:13:42 AM
And the word of the day is: PANTAGRUELIAN!

Smoke on your pipe and put that in.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: bk on May 06, 2008, 12:14:39 AM
Nobody here but us chickens.
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Post by: Adriana Patti on May 06, 2008, 12:36:46 AM
It seems even the chickens have left...
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Post by: Adriana Patti on May 06, 2008, 12:37:03 AM
Goodnight all - or should I say good day!?
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 06, 2008, 12:54:15 AM
R. I. P.

Alvin Colt
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ASSOCIATED PRESS (http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-colt6-2008may06,0,4128823.story)

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Alvin Colt, 92; Tony-winning costume designer outfitted more than 50 Broadway showsFrom the Associated Press

May 6, 2008

NEW YORK ó Alvin Colt, a Tony-winning costume designer whose work spanned more than 60 years of theater from "On the Town" to the "Forbidden Broadway" revues, has died at 92.

Colt died Sunday at Roosevelt Hospital in New York, said Susan Noack, his niece.

"Alvin Colt was a huge icon in the world of theatrical design," said designer Bob Mackie. "He had great style and humor in his professional and private life. He was a gentleman, and he certainly was a hero of mine."

Colt's first show was "On the Town," the 1944 musical about sailors on a 24-hour shore leave in New York. It was also the Broadway debut of its authors, composer Leonard Bernstein and lyricists Betty Comden and Adolph Green.

Among the more than 50 shows Colt worked on during his lengthy career were "Guys and Dolls" (1950), "Top Banana" (1951), Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Pipe Dream" (1955) -- for which he won a Tony -- "The Lark" (1955), "Li'l Abner" (1956), "Destry Rides Again" (1959) and "Here's Love" (1963).

In his later years, Colt was known for his outlandish costumes for "Forbidden Broadway," a long-running series of revues that spoof Broadway shows.
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der Brucer
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: bk on May 06, 2008, 12:59:25 AM
I have two of Mr. Colt's original costume sketches from the Broadway production of Li'l Abner hanging on my walls - one for Mammy Yokum (Charlotte Rae) and one for dancer Dee Dee Wood (soon to become Dee Dee Breaux).
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: bk on May 06, 2008, 12:59:40 AM
Will we never get to page two?
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Post by: bk on May 06, 2008, 12:59:50 AM
I gotta tell you.
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Post by: bk on May 06, 2008, 12:59:58 AM
Are there any GUESTS?
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Post by: bk on May 06, 2008, 01:00:24 AM
Even the GUESTS have WUSSBURGERED.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: bk on May 06, 2008, 01:01:55 AM
Well there ARE three GUESTS.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: bk on May 06, 2008, 01:02:08 AM
Perhaps I'll just make thirty posts.
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Post by: bk on May 06, 2008, 01:02:20 AM
I'm listening to Ye Olde iPod.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: bk on May 06, 2008, 01:02:47 AM
It's almost one o'clock and I will have to get my beauty sleep shortly.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 06, 2008, 01:08:45 AM
ASSOCIATED PRESS (http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-eightbelles6-2008may06,0,23028.story)

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EIGHT BELLES' TRAINER DEFENDS JOCKEY

May 6, 2008

LEXINGTON, Ky. ó The trainer of euthanized filly Eight Belles adamantly defended the way jockey Gabriel Saez handled the Kentucky Derby runner-up.

In an interview with The Associated Press today, Larry Jones said Saez applied the whip only to prevent Eight Belles from crashing into the rail.

"This filly in every race has tried to drift toward the rail," Jones said. "It's her comfort zone, and Gabriel knows this. This kid made every move the right move, and I hate it that they're wanting to jump down his throat. He did not try to abuse that horse to make her run faster. He knew he was second best, that she wasn't going to catch Big Brown."

Jones spoke while traveling from Churchill Downs to Delaware with his other prized filly, Kentucky Oaks winner Proud Spell. Jones is scheduled to have a news conference Tuesday morning near the paddock at Delaware Park.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals called for Saez to be suspended, contending he should have noticed an injury and pulled the horse up rather than applied the whip.

In a statement today, Saez said Eight Belles never indicated anything was wrong.

"All I could sense under me was how eager she was to race," Saez said. "I was so proud of her performance, and of the opportunity to ride her in my first Kentucky Derby, all of which adds to my sadness."
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Eight Belles broke both front ankles while galloping out a quarter-mile past the finish line and was euthanized on the track. Alex Waldrop, president of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, said there will be an autopsy to determine cause of death.
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An autopsy to determine the cause of death?

Hint: Drug Overdose -  The Vet did it! (And there are 1000s of witnesses)

der Brucer

Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 06, 2008, 01:12:54 AM
Perhaps I'll just make thirty posts.

Twenty nine bottles of beer on the wall
Twenty nine bottles of beer
If one the bottles should happen to fall
Twenty eight posts to page two, ya'll

der Brucer
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 06, 2008, 01:49:50 AM
LONG BEACH PRESS-TELEGRAM (http://www.presstelegram.com/lifestyle/ci_9160998)

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`MISS SAIGON' REIGNS
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Regional theater favorite Misty Cotton portrays Chris' wife, Ellen, and Harrison White is Chris' best friend, John.

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It seems Misty Cottons' career has survied not performiong in bk's fund raiser :)

And MattH's best friend John sure gets around!

der Brucer


Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: singdaw on May 06, 2008, 02:04:13 AM
So much going on at HHW...

Welcome home, DR Cillaliz!

***HEALTH & DRUG VIBES*** to DR TCB

***LOFT SALE VIBES*** to DS Bryan

***HEALTH VIBES*** to DD Sherlock
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: singdaw on May 06, 2008, 02:11:38 AM
TOD:

Sondheim's A Little Night Music back on Broadway, just because it's time.

My dream cast would include:
Desiree: Christine Ebersole
Frederick: Brent Barrett
Mme. Armfeldt: Angela Lansbury
Anne: Laura Benanti
Henrick: David Burnham
Carl Magnus: Nathan Gunn
Charlotte: Faith Prince
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: singdaw on May 06, 2008, 02:27:27 AM
WHEN A MILITARY BAND GOES AWRY

CLICK HERE (http://www.loudmurmurs.com/).  Then click on the grey box to hear the short excerpt.

This is the potential disaster soon awaiting the pit musicians of Billy Elliot.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: S. Woody White on May 06, 2008, 03:55:14 AM
And the word of the day is: PANTAGRUELIAN!

Smoke on your pipe and put that in.
PANTAGRUELIAN: describing a well-spirited fellow, whom cynics think of as too big for his britches.
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Post by: S. Woody White on May 06, 2008, 03:56:59 AM
It's almost time to get ready for work, another early start.

I need to find me a new calculator.  The one I took with me from my old job in California isn't working.  I think one of the dogs must have peed on it.   :P
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 06, 2008, 04:49:59 AM
Oh my "Hail to the Chief" in two keys at once.  Interesting.  Years ago I posted a clip of a "Hallelujah Chorus" gone horribly wrong, and now I can't find it again.....so I stopped looking....sounded great until the last few notes when the organist went south, the choir followed.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on May 06, 2008, 04:50:20 AM
And the word of the day is: PANTAGRUELIAN!

Smoke on your pipe and put that in.

And The Song Of The Day Is:  I WANT IT ALL

(from BABY)


Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jrand70 on May 06, 2008, 04:50:36 AM
Congrats to DR CILLA LIZ on making it home and on her whirlwind trip.

Vibes to DD Sherlock....
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Post by: singdaw on May 06, 2008, 04:50:59 AM
one of the dogs must have peed on it.  

Everyone's a critic!    :)
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 06, 2008, 04:51:00 AM
Good morning, all! I'm off to do some brain surgery and worl on an appendix of The Lady of the Slipper. My mother would be thrilled to find her medical dreams for me fulfilled.

I was so excited last night over the past Sunday's episode of THE TUDORS that I went ahead and watched next week's episode on Showtime on Demand. The most moving epsode yet, it covers the events of January 1536.  Our Queen Anne Boleyn is becoming quite a shrew, and that seems to be rather accurate, but Princess Elizabeth seems older than she actually was at her mother's execution. I'm also enjoying Peter O'Toole's Pope Clement.

DR singdaw, having seen the wonderful Glynis Johns and the original cast, I'd rather see someone like Blythe Danner, Christine Baranski, or Annette Bening as Desiree than one of my least favorite people.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: elmore3003 on May 06, 2008, 04:51:57 AM
PANTAGRUELIAN: describing a well-spirited fellow, whom cynics think of as too big for his britches.

How Rabelaisian!
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: singdaw on May 06, 2008, 04:53:05 AM
Annette Bening as Desiree

Now THAT would be interesting!   :)
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jrand70 on May 06, 2008, 04:53:39 AM
If I could do a dream revival of any musical....hmmmmm......I am assuming that means all of the MONEY I need and a wonderful group of people.....I think I would like to do:

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.......  this is difficult!

Pal Joey OR Lil Abner
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jrand70 on May 06, 2008, 04:55:19 AM
Page Two NOT from my Pal Joey production dance.  8)

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Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jrand70 on May 06, 2008, 04:58:48 AM
Today is a work day oh well
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 06, 2008, 04:59:04 AM
I am off to vote in our primary.....
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Post by: singdaw on May 06, 2008, 04:59:31 AM
Who's that, DR JRand57?  I only ask on behalf of DR TCB.   ;)
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Post by: singdaw on May 06, 2008, 05:07:04 AM
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Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: elmore3003 on May 06, 2008, 05:15:29 AM
In fact, here would be my disaster cast for A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC:
Mme Armfeldt: Liza Minelli
Desiree: Christine Ebersole
Anne: Michael Jackson
Countess Charlotte:
Fredrik: Keanu Reeves
Henrik: Clay Aiken
Count Carl-Magnus: Jim Nabors
Petra: Britney Spears
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: singdaw on May 06, 2008, 05:28:33 AM
DR elmore3003, I assume you've heard the recording with Jim Nabors as Quixote and Marilyn Horne as Aldonza?   :)
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: elmore3003 on May 06, 2008, 05:30:54 AM
DR elmore3003, I assume you've heard the recording with Jim Nabors as Quixote and Marilyn Horne as Aldonza?   :)

Who the hell ever thought Jim Nabors had a voice? Scary!
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: elmore3003 on May 06, 2008, 05:31:47 AM
I think I owned that "La Mancha" recording for the length of the first Nabors track before I pitched it.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: singdaw on May 06, 2008, 05:35:03 AM
Oh, but he had a trained voice.  Trained, I tell you!    :)
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 06, 2008, 05:37:52 AM
Oh, but he had a trained voice.  Trained, I tell you!    :)

You left off the "s"; the dichotomy between that nasal speaking voice and that wobbly "see-I-sing-legit" baritone was something Greek tragedy could only aspire to: awesome and terrifying.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: singdaw on May 06, 2008, 05:39:57 AM
Why am I suddenly thinking of strained peas?     ???     :)
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Post by: William E. Lurie on May 06, 2008, 06:09:44 AM
I almost went to see JUNO until I found out it was not the film version of the Blitzstein musical.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 06, 2008, 06:14:01 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up... And since the callbacks I'm playing today start in 50 minutes, well...
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 06, 2008, 06:14:56 AM
I shall have to ponder the Topic of the Day whilst I teach various and sundried Disney-associated tunes to prospective "cast members".
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 06, 2008, 06:15:53 AM
OK... Time to catch the A Train downtown - with my usual transfer over to the C or the E at Times Square in order to avoid the "tunnel" at Penn Station.

Laters...
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jeanne on May 06, 2008, 06:28:15 AM
Hello, everyone.

I am not a happy camper this morning. In addition to having the worst allergy problems I've had in several years, I've also been fighting a sore throat. Up to now I've been able to keep it under control--now I'm not so sure. Now I hate the pollen! I was doing fine until the pollen appeared.

End of rant.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Ben on May 06, 2008, 06:29:22 AM
I felt much like Jose in my reaction to Glory Days. I went in wanting to like it but it's difficult to get through the first part (it's 90 minutes with no intermission). There is an especially (IMHO) vulgar and tasteless song about "getting girls" that just had me cringing. Hearing a song like that makes me feel like my parents or grandparents. So needlessly tasteless. I also think perhaps I didn't "get it". I don't say that often because many times I do "get it" I just don't like it (like the recent production of Company by faux director John Doyle) but maybe I'm too old for this one. The show has great energy and passion but it just says nothing to me. I'm not sure why I should care about 4 misfit guys who get together one year after their high school graduation only to find that life has changed and 2 (or 3) of the four have moved on with their lives. I was that same kind of misfit guy but the last think I wanted to do was see anyone from high school a year after I left. I haven't spoken to a single person from my high school class since 1981 when I was back in Minnesota for a vacation and I happened to see someone from my class. They are not bad people but I have nothing in common with them (even the ones I hung out with) and I can't imagine even getting together for coffee to reminisce. Color me bad  ;)

I don't want to discourage new talent and I recognize the effort put into the show but unless it gets the same kind of great reviews it got at Signature, I don't think it will be around for long.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 06, 2008, 06:39:59 AM
Aww, Jeanne, I'm sorry to hear about your allergies. I hope you feel better!
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Post by: FJL on May 06, 2008, 06:41:37 AM
Ben - I agree that clearly, GLORY DAYS - like any show that's not pre-sold - is dependent for financial success on the reviews, and by reviews, I mean the NY Times critic.

Because some people's negative feelings on the show and the writers' talents have been strong and powerful, I have argued with them, but my feelings about this production itself and its potential for Broadway success are not very strong at all - I do feel very strongly about the future of its composer, though.  Even if the reviews turn out negative, I firmly believe that he's better off having taken this opportunity to be on Broadway than had he said "no, thank you" to the producers, and that he will flourish.   Unless he gets totally demoralized and opts only to perform from now on, of course - but I think his talent is on display, and I can't imagine there not being a cast recording, where that talent will IMHO be even more abundantly clear.
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Post by: Jennifer on May 06, 2008, 06:45:33 AM
I'm not sure how i forgot Don Diamont, Brad Carlton on the Young & The Restless!
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Post by: Jennifer on May 06, 2008, 06:47:31 AM
Vibes for Sherlock. ~~~~~~~~~~~~

DR Jane, I thought i mentioned that i used antibiotic cream. I put some on right away with a band aid.

I have been putting the cream on every day. But it's not in a place where i can really comfortably keep a band aid. So i just keep the band aid on for an hour or so when i put on the cream.

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Post by: Jennifer on May 06, 2008, 06:51:20 AM
DR Jose, re: hand cream.

Since i'm very sensitive to smell i'm also quite sensitive to hand cream.  But i do use it. But only once in the morning. And not even every day. And for some reason i cannot stand the feel on my palms, so i only use it on the other side of my hand.

And as for how my sis took out a chunk of my palm ... well we were playing that game where you each put your hand on top of the others. And then you take your hand from the bottom and quickly put it on top. My niece got excited and then my sis and i both tried to put our hands to the top of the pile. ANd her nail was so sharp. It must have hit the inside of my hand really hard.

She got a chunk. But the skin did not come off.

It doesn't look too bad right now. I mean it's all red. And you can see what happened. But it's not puffy and there is nothing coming out of it. And it mostly doesn't hurt.

Thanks for the info though!
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jennifer on May 06, 2008, 06:53:46 AM
Apparently DANCING WITH THE STARS in on for 2 hours starting at 8pm (even though it's not written in my tv guide or tv).

And IDOL.

BEAUTY & THE GEEK.

HELL'S KITCHEN.
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Post by: Ben on May 06, 2008, 07:03:59 AM
Ben - I agree that clearly, GLORY DAYS - like any show that's not pre-sold - is dependent for financial success on the reviews, and by reviews, I mean the NY Times critic.

Because some people's negative feelings on the show and the writers' talents have been strong and powerful, I have argued with them, but my feelings about this production itself and its potential for Broadway success are not very strong at all - I do feel very strongly about the future of its composer, though.  Even if the reviews turn out negative, I firmly believe that he's better off having taken this opportunity to be on Broadway than had he said "no, thank you" to the producers, and that he will flourish.   Unless he gets totally demoralized and opts only to perform from now on, of course - but I think his talent is on display, and I can't imagine there not being a cast recording, where that talent will IMHO be even more abundantly clear.

Fred, I think you're right about the composer and his having taken a chance on moving the show. And I, too, see bigger things for him. He's clearly a new and, I hope, welcome voice in the New York musical scene.

I hope, if the reviews are not good that he's not demoralized. If Brantley has his way he'll poop all over but Isherwood may be more forgiving and supportive
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Post by: Miss Karen on May 06, 2008, 07:16:14 AM
Mornin' Boys!
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Post by: Miss Karen on May 06, 2008, 07:19:35 AM
DR SingSong ~ My thesis presentation Thirst and Parched are this Friday and Saturday. Actually, I shouldn't even be on here -- crunch week -- so way too much to do!  I've got to leave here soon to go get the sand (Thirst takes place on a raft in the ocean while Parched takes place in the middle of a desert).
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Post by: Miss Karen on May 06, 2008, 07:22:39 AM
Vibes to Sherlock of the Giant Paws ...

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Post by: Miss Karen on May 06, 2008, 07:24:14 AM
I'm been so E and T, here are some vibes to all that need 'em ...

and I'm off to do all that directing stuff ....
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Post by: Matt H. on May 06, 2008, 07:30:27 AM
Good morning!

Beautiful day. Not a cloud in the sky. Can't believe how quickly the cool weather just left us!
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Post by: Matt H. on May 06, 2008, 07:33:11 AM
Page Three Nikko Dance!!!


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Post by: Matt H. on May 06, 2008, 07:36:43 AM
TV Reminders:

NCIS

LAW & ORDER: SVU

WOMEN'S MURDER CLUB

IDOL

DANCING WITH THE STARS (yes, it is two hours; aren't former competitors coming back to perform. They've been advertising it like crazy during all the ABC shows I watch.)
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Post by: Matt H. on May 06, 2008, 07:37:47 AM
I was expecting long lines at the polls today, so I took a magazine and some peppermints prepared to stand in a long line. Imagine my surprise when I walked right in and was out in less than ten minutes!
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Post by: Matt H. on May 06, 2008, 07:40:01 AM
Today I'll watch last night's CSI: MIAMI while I cook and eat lunch. Then, I'll be reviewing STRANGE WILDERNESS. Keeping an open mind but I can't say it made any impact at all in theaters. Maybe it will play better on the small screen. I'll see.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 06, 2008, 07:41:53 AM
There are a bunch of Rudolph Valentino movies coming on TV today. Most are available on home video, but I have recorded three I didn't already have and have never seen all the way through: CAMILLE, MORAN OF THE LADY LETTY, and THE YOUNG RAJAH.

Don't know when I'll get to any of them, but they'll be there when I get time to watch them.
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Post by: Ginny on May 06, 2008, 07:43:25 AM
Tuesday morning greetings!  I'm here at my desk between offsite meetings.

TOD - I'd like to see Sarah Jessica Parker in Funny Girl, but DR Elmore has told me she doesn't have the vocal chops.  How I empathize!

A revival of The Unsinkable Molly Brown would please me, too, but I'll leave the casting, good OR bad, to the professionals.
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Post by: Jeanne on May 06, 2008, 07:53:03 AM
Aww, Jeanne, I'm sorry to hear about your allergies. I hope you feel better!

thank you, Laura. I will soon be trying something new, but it's a mail-order item, so I probably won't get it until next week.
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Post by: Jeanne on May 06, 2008, 08:01:37 AM
I always enjoy reading the various DR reviews of a given show. It's really interesting to me to see how different individuals react--especially so when there's some disagreement. I find it quite constructive.

So, thanks to DRs FJL and BEN and all others who have done so!
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Post by: Jeanne on May 06, 2008, 08:02:45 AM
Off to do some errands and shopping. The cupboard is bare.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 06, 2008, 08:10:23 AM
I'd love to see a revival of FOLLIES done right, but I suspect the cost would be prohibitive.

THE HAPPY TIME is getting a revival but not in NYC. I deserves to be seen and heard by far more people.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 06, 2008, 08:12:32 AM
Now, I guess I need to head downstairs and check the mail, then start on lunch preparation.

WBBL.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 06, 2008, 08:14:01 AM
Now THAT would be interesting!   :)


I'd prefer to see Sigourney Weaver assay that role!    :-*
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 06, 2008, 08:15:06 AM
Why am I suddenly thinking of strained peas?     ???     :)

Because you need to make?
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Post by: singdaw on May 06, 2008, 08:23:52 AM
I heard that, DR Ron Pulliam!    :)
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Post by: singdaw on May 06, 2008, 08:25:46 AM
{{{{{DR JEANNE}}}}}

***FEEL BETTER VIBES!!!***[/size][/color]
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jane on May 06, 2008, 08:25:50 AM

DR Jane, I thought i mentioned that i used antibiotic cream. I put some on right away with a band aid.

I have been putting the cream on every day. But it's not in a place where i can really comfortably keep a band aid. So i just keep the band aid on for an hour or so when i put on the cream.


You mentioned a cream to disinfect, which to me is different that an antibiotic cream.  I personally prefer the greasy ointments.

I'm glad it isn't hurting anymore.  
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Post by: Ginny on May 06, 2008, 08:27:47 AM
Off to a midday meeting with the grantwriters.

Bye for now!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 06, 2008, 08:28:21 AM
Hello, everyone.

I am not a happy camper this morning. In addition to having the worst allergy problems I've had in several years, I've also been fighting a sore throat. Up to now I've been able to keep it under control--now I'm not so sure. Now I hate the pollen! I was doing fine until the pollen appeared.

End of rant.


[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]~~~~~~~Allergy Relief Vibes for DR Jeanne~~~~~~Anti-Pollen Vibes for DR Jeanne~~~~~~Anti-Rant Vibes for DR Jeanne~~~~~~[/move]
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Post by: Jane on May 06, 2008, 08:29:30 AM
DRs George, Singdaw, JRand, & Miss Karen, thank you.  

We have a 2:30 appointment, the first time slot available today.  They will call if something opens at an earlier time.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 06, 2008, 08:30:17 AM
I heard that, DR Ron Pulliam!    :)


With beans in your ears?  
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Post by: Jane on May 06, 2008, 08:33:37 AM
DR George-It sounds like you had a nice birthday. :)

Tomorrow is a big day for DR Danise, she will celebrate her big 50 birthday!  
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Post by: Jane on May 06, 2008, 08:37:30 AM

DR Jeanne, I hope these allergies problems eased up soon.  I hate sore throats!


FEEL BETTER SOON!!!
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Post by: JMK on May 06, 2008, 08:55:47 AM
Re:  hands and hand cream/lotion.  I have been plagued most of my adult life with a weird skin problem that no dermatologist has been able to properly diagnose, though a couple have said it appears to be a mutant form of exczema (sp?).  I get very small patches of extremely dry skin that ultimately crack and bleed.  I get these on tips of my fingers regularly, which makes playing the piano very painful.  I have been prescribed many an expensive "remedy" over the years (Protopic for example goes for over $100 a tube!), none of which worked.  I finally defaulted to lotions last year and though I still have the problem, it's better than it's been in a long time.

Which brings me to this perhaps funny anecdote from yesterday:  two women I know recommended a little item called Bag Balm, which I'm sure the women here know about.  I had never heard of it before (though DS Betsy told me she used it for what women use it for, LOL).  Well I left the cannister out in the car, which Betsy took and left out in the sun the other day.  I got to the car yesterday morning to find my entire back seat swathed in a thick, gooey coating of Bag Balm.  Oy and vey.  We are still cleaning it.
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Post by: bk on May 06, 2008, 09:41:03 AM
I'm up and awaiting a call from Mr. Jason Graae who desperately needs some charts from his Strouse CD.  I don't recall seeing that box of music in years, but we're meeting at the storage place to look for it.
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Post by: George on May 06, 2008, 09:48:54 AM
DR elmore3003, I assume you've heard the recording with Jim Nabors as Quixote and Marilyn Horne as Aldonza?   :)

I have that album. ;)
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: George on May 06, 2008, 09:51:14 AM
Hello, everyone.

I am not a happy camper this morning. In addition to having the worst allergy problems I've had in several years, I've also been fighting a sore throat. Up to now I've been able to keep it under control--now I'm not so sure. Now I hate the pollen! I was doing fine until the pollen appeared.

End of rant.

~~~Feel Better REAL SOON Vibes for DR Jeanne!!~~~
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: singdaw on May 06, 2008, 10:10:49 AM
I have that album.

In your case, DR George, was the answer really in doubt?    ;D
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Post by: singdaw on May 06, 2008, 10:11:32 AM
With beans in your ears?  

I can't hear you, DR Ron Pulliam.  I have beans in my ears.     :)
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 06, 2008, 10:14:27 AM
Vibes for DR JEANNE.
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Post by: bk on May 06, 2008, 10:15:01 AM
Mr. Graae hasn't called yet, muse Margaret is out for a little while, so I shall begin work on conforming The Brain.
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 06, 2008, 10:15:33 AM
Oh dear, I found it.  I guess the organist hit the transposition button or stop instead of something else...but the results are....well....

http://www.magle.dk/music-forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=373&d=1198131084 (http://www.magle.dk/music-forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=373&d=1198131084)
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 06, 2008, 10:17:13 AM
Barack Obama.

It was scary crossing those party lines for the first time in many years.  8)  But no arrests were made.  :P
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jrand70 on May 06, 2008, 10:18:11 AM
NO NO NO....your Brain should never ever conform....NEVER....oh....you mean THE BRAIN.

Nevermind.
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Post by: singdaw on May 06, 2008, 10:27:05 AM
Barack Obama.

The pic you posted on page 1 was of Barack Obama?     ;)
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Sandra on May 06, 2008, 10:30:20 AM
I have splash-landed into the big swamp of dumb.
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Post by: Jane on May 06, 2008, 10:38:35 AM
DR Sandra- ;D
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Post by: George on May 06, 2008, 10:41:08 AM
In your case, DR George, was the answer really in doubt?    ;D

True...very true.

;)
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: singdaw on May 06, 2008, 10:42:57 AM
I have splash-landed into the big swamp of dumb.

Condolences, DR Sandra.    :P
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jrand70 on May 06, 2008, 10:43:57 AM
Sink to bottom, DR SANDRA, and run as fast as you can for shore!
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: George on May 06, 2008, 10:44:56 AM
I have splash-landed into the big swamp of dumb.

That is funny!! :D

It reminds me of this picture:
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jane on May 06, 2008, 10:45:19 AM
Bag Balm, (http://www.bagbalm.com) first thing I thought of was cows.

Has anyone tried O'Keeffe's Working Hands or Working Feet?
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jrand70 on May 06, 2008, 10:45:30 AM
The pic you posted on page 1 was of Barack Obama?     ;)
 

Only if he was in that production of Pal Joey.

I thought someone asked me who I voted for...  :o

On second thought, I might vote for that guy in the picture.....depending on circumstances and what jacket he wore in that number.  ;D
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 06, 2008, 10:47:47 AM
I complained one time too many to the man who does some of the theatre website....he told me (finally) how to add links to print outs.

I shall try it this evening when I return home....one less thing he has to do and more power for me...YES more POWER FOR ME!!!  Soon I will be the King of the ENTIRE WEBSITE...and nothing can stop me...NOTHING, do you hear?  NOTHING...................

Oh, I think DR SANDRA just landed near me.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: singdaw on May 06, 2008, 10:51:44 AM
DR JRand57:   ;D
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Post by: Jane on May 06, 2008, 10:51:54 AM
Today we received our voters ballets.  It is exciting to have more than one choice on the ballet, just wish I wanted one of the choices.

Hillary will be in Ashland on Thursday.  Bill was here in March as was Barack (different dates).  Until I read the news this morning I was expecting Bill to return.  I guess now that Oregon is a hot spot Hillary is coming in person.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: singdaw on May 06, 2008, 10:58:37 AM
Do campaigning candidates kiss dogs like they kiss babies?
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: singdaw on May 06, 2008, 11:03:48 AM
Could someone who's "in the zone" be said to be "zoning out?"   ???
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Post by: singdaw on May 06, 2008, 11:06:47 AM
If you are between the Nzone and the Pzone, are you in the Ozone?
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Post by: singdaw on May 06, 2008, 11:07:40 AM
If you run out of zones, are you in the end zone?
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Post by: Jennifer on May 06, 2008, 11:08:16 AM
Vibes for DR Jeanne. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: singdaw on May 06, 2008, 11:08:19 AM
If you live in California, are you in the calzone?
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: singdaw on May 06, 2008, 11:08:52 AM
So many questions, so little time.
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Post by: singdaw on May 06, 2008, 11:11:15 AM
Hello, DR PennyO!!  How goes your show?  Are the music cues "frozen" yet?   ;D
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Post by: singdaw on May 06, 2008, 11:14:26 AM
Interesting tidbit:

Someone supposedly "in the know" over at CASTRECL says that Ethel Merman rehearsed, opened, and recorded Gypsy in the keys that you hear on the recording, but that all immediately thereafter all her songs were lowered at least a half step for the duration of her run.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 06, 2008, 11:15:20 AM
I'm in the Arizone.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: JMK on May 06, 2008, 11:16:31 AM
Bag Balm, (http://www.abigailsings.com/hummingbirds/) first thing I thought of was cows. ;D

Has anyone tried O'Keeffe's Working Hands or Working Feet?

I'm sure your link is intuitively obvious to everyone else, but I, for one, am slightly mystified.   ???
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 06, 2008, 11:16:38 AM
So many questions, so little time.


Said the busy, busy, buzzing bee!    ;)
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: PennyO on May 06, 2008, 11:17:49 AM
Hiya -

Show is going well!! I'm having so much fun. I get the Russian again onThursday. Both the (bad/non) cellist AND the keyboard were absent on Sunday's matinee, so I had to be a one-man band AND run the thunder sheet!!!

Here's an excerpt from a review (CurtainUp.com):

Actress/singer Penny Orloff opens the show with exquisite 17th-century madrigals that set the tone for the intuitive taste and high standards of this new group in its debut production.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jennifer on May 06, 2008, 11:18:29 AM
Re:  hands and hand cream/lotion.  I have been plagued most of my adult life with a weird skin problem that no dermatologist has been able to properly diagnose, though a couple have said it appears to be a mutant form of exczema (sp?).  I get very small patches of extremely dry skin that ultimately crack and bleed.  I get these on tips of my fingers regularly, which makes playing the piano very painful.  I have been prescribed many an expensive "remedy" over the years (Protopic for example goes for over $100 a tube!), none of which worked.  I finally defaulted to lotions last year and though I still have the problem, it's better than it's been in a long time.

I don't have time to find the link right now.  But i have heard of someone with a problem that sounds like what you described.

There is a product that i think might help you.  There is a company called Aloette that sells in canada on theshopping network (i'm sure they sell at QVC or HSN in the US). There is a product called "aloette radiance supplement".

Anyhow they woman who owns the company had a horrible hand condition where her hands bled too. And this product made that completely go away.

I think all of the shopping channels have 30 day money back guarantees. So it might be worth a try.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: PennyO on May 06, 2008, 11:18:33 AM
Jeanne - my condolences and best wishes!
George!!! belated happy birthday!!
Jane! What's wrong with our boy Sherlock???
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: PennyO on May 06, 2008, 11:18:49 AM
and let's all dance the hora!
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Post by: singdaw on May 06, 2008, 11:20:26 AM
CALLING ALL LOST FANS:[/size]

What is all this about the Dharma Initiative?

(http://www.usaweekend.com/98_issues/980201/images/elfman_big.jpg)
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: PennyO on May 06, 2008, 11:21:47 AM
I got my Santa Monica Style article back from the editor yesterday - I had sent it in by deadline more than a month ago - now they're going to press, and she needs a re-write by this Thursday... apparently, it's a little too highbrow for the audience... oy.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 06, 2008, 11:22:12 AM
This morning I went for a walk, and this is what I saw:

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

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w247/SaltonSeaTrip/grsquirrels.jpg)
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: PennyO on May 06, 2008, 11:22:41 AM
I just noticed that SingSong has over 14,000 posts, and I'm not even up to 2500...
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: PennyO on May 06, 2008, 11:23:26 AM
DearReaderLaura - thank you for such excellent beasties!!
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Post by: PennyO on May 06, 2008, 11:24:38 AM
Okay - off I go to re-write this silly 'story' for the mag...
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: PennyO on May 06, 2008, 11:24:56 AM
Laters, gators.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 06, 2008, 11:25:00 AM
Those baby squirrels were fun to watch. I think they just came out of the burrow today.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Ginny on May 06, 2008, 11:25:04 AM
...and I'm in the OH-zone  8)
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 06, 2008, 11:25:41 AM
I just noticed that SingSong has over 14,000 posts, and I'm not even up to 2500...

He's been a busy, busy bee the past 14 months!
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 06, 2008, 11:26:25 AM
Bye, PennyO! Nice to have you drop in.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: singdaw on May 06, 2008, 11:26:32 AM
I just noticed that SingSong has over 14,000 posts, and I'm not even up to 2500...

Yes, but each and every one of your posts is a thing of quality and joy and beauty.

:)
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: PennyO on May 06, 2008, 11:26:52 AM
Lotsa baby bunnies in the park, when I took my sister's dawg out today...

Oh!! I just saw that BRAIN is on the radar, and about to invade multiple municipalities in the near future! huzzah, say i.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: PennyO on May 06, 2008, 11:27:13 AM
Oh, SingSong, how you talk!
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: PennyO on May 06, 2008, 11:28:57 AM
And now, off I go. To work. Sheesh. (I remember how Maynard G. Krebs used to say that word - work... I guess he was more of an influence than I would like to acknowledge...)
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: elmore3003 on May 06, 2008, 11:36:40 AM
Interesting tidbit:

Someone supposedly "in the know" over at CASTRECL says that Ethel Merman rehearsed, opened, and recorded Gypsy in the keys that you hear on the recording, but that all immediately thereafter all her songs were lowered at least a half step for the duration of her run.

I've heard that rumor before.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: singdaw on May 06, 2008, 11:37:04 AM
DANCING WITH THE STARS (yes, it is two hours; aren't former competitors coming back to perform.

Apparently including a pre-taped segment with Mario Lopez and the current cast of A Chorus Line!
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: elmore3003 on May 06, 2008, 11:40:10 AM
This week's NEW YORK Magazine has a wonderful article about the forthcoming SEX AND THE CITY movie and sarah Jessica Parker.  I enjoyed it very much.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: singdaw on May 06, 2008, 11:50:31 AM
(http://nymag.com/images/2/daily/entertainment/08/05/06_stritch_lgl.jpg)
Quote
"I donít think you can fake anything onstage, but if you could fake an author I think heíd be a good one to fake. Because everyone in the audience is having trouble too! So you can kind of join forces with them. They come back and say, 'God, this is hard to understand.' And I say, 'No sh*t, Dick Tracy.'" óElaine Stritch, star of BAM's Endgame, on Samuel Beckett
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 06, 2008, 11:53:58 AM
Good Afternoon!

As of 12:35pm EST today, I am officially on VACATION!!!!

:)
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 06, 2008, 11:57:08 AM
-Of course, the first part of my vacation will consist of cleaning, laundry and packing, but still... VACATION!!!



*And over the past few days, our freezer and fridge - but the freezer especially - has become quite odoriferous.  We've all been checking our food, but everything seems to pass the sniff test.  However, when I came home a little while ago, I could definitely smell "smelly refrigerator/freezer", so...

I think I'm going to go ahead and take out my big thermal cooler, put the contents of the freezer in their for a bit, and give the freezer a good wipe down.  Hopefully, that will help.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: singdaw on May 06, 2008, 11:57:12 AM
DR JoseSPiano, when do you fly to CA?
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: singdaw on May 06, 2008, 11:58:21 AM
I always begin my vacations by wiping down the freezer!   ;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 06, 2008, 12:00:04 PM
DR JoseSPiano, when do you fly to CA?

My flight leaves JFK at 9:25am (EST) tomorrow morning, and is scheduled to get into Long Beach at 12:30pm (PST).  -And I really think I'm going to forego the rental car, since there's no real reason to have it while I'm out there.  The couple of places I know I want to visit - meaning, "eat" - are all easily accessible from the subway.  -And since my friend's place it just a 1/2 mile from the Vermont/Sunset stop on the Red Line, I'm all set!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 06, 2008, 12:02:21 PM
OH!

And after I was done with the callbacks this morning, I headed on down to Chelsea to get my haircut.  I was all set to be caught in the middle of the lunch hour rush, but when I got there, my favorite barber, Max, was outside on the sidewalk taking a ciggy break.  So, I walked in, sat down in his chair, and twenty minutes later.... Ah!!  :)

*And a few minutes after I had sat down, four more people walked in to get their hair cut - all in the timing!
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Post by: singdaw on May 06, 2008, 12:04:34 PM
Time to start thinking about getting a card in the mail to all those Mothers out there!  :)
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jane on May 06, 2008, 12:09:40 PM
Do campaigning candidates kiss dogs like they kiss babies?

 ;D  I don't know & I'm not about to find out.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 06, 2008, 12:12:54 PM
...And I think I am just going to take the Metro into Los Feliz, mainly because I never realized that the Metro System went that far.  I also think that I'm going to challenge myself to do this vacation/visit "on the cheap".  I do have one or two possible splurge meals planned, but there are also a ton of meals I know I will enjoy out there for under $5.00.  As long as I get at least one In-N-Out Burger (http://www.in-n-out.com/), and a French Dip from Philippe's (http://www.philippes.com/) (most likely Lamb, "double-dipped" with Bleu Cheese), I will be a very happy camper.

*And there's also a great little taco stand, Yuca's (http://www.yucasla.com/) right near my friend's place that features Cochinita Pibil on the weekend - sooooo good.

**Oh, and he's also just blocks away from bk's beloved House of Pies, as well as the funky Fred 62 (http://www.fred62.com/)!
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Post by: Jane on May 06, 2008, 12:13:19 PM
I'm sure your link is intuitively obvious to everyone else, but I, for one, am slightly mystified.   ???

Wasn't the entire back seat of your car swathed in a thick, gooey coating of Bag Balm?
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jane on May 06, 2008, 12:14:35 PM

Actress/singer Penny Orloff opens the show with exquisite 17th-century madrigals that set the tone for the intuitive taste and high standards of this new group in its debut production.

 :D
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 06, 2008, 12:16:15 PM
...And then there's the Armenian restaurants that dot the neighborhood... The abuelitas at the MacArthur Park Metro station selling tamales, tortas, champurrado, arroz con leche, horchata, and agua frescas... The Filipino food counters... The Greek bakeries... And...

-Yes, it's all about the food.  :)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 06, 2008, 12:17:18 PM
Wasn't the entire back seat of your car swathed in a thick, gooey coating of Bag Balm?

I believe that's what DR JMK stated.  However, your link concerns hummingbirds.  ???
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jane on May 06, 2008, 12:18:52 PM
WHAT! :o ;D
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Post by: Jane on May 06, 2008, 12:23:11 PM
Oops, I forgot to check I had done the link correctly & that it worked.  Here it is again.

Bag Balm, (http://www.bagbalm.com) first thing I thought of was cows.  

I corrected my original post.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 06, 2008, 12:25:24 PM
Apparently including a pre-taped segment with Mario Lopez and the current cast of A Chorus Line!

Yep. I'm just wondering how "live" they're going to make it appear.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 06, 2008, 12:26:53 PM
Oops, I forgot to check I had done the link correctly & that it worked.  Here it is again.

Bag Balm, (http://www.bagbalm.com) first thing I thought of was cows.  

I corrected my original post.

Much better.  :)

-For a second there, I was wondering if Bag Balm was derived from hummingbirds.  ;)
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 06, 2008, 12:36:33 PM
Hmm...

So...

For anyone else who might be watching "Step It Up & Dance" on Bravo, well...  Have you checked out the latest tidbit about one of the contestants over at perezhilton.com?  It's most definitely something that should NOT be viewed at work.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 06, 2008, 12:37:19 PM
-And I really think I'm going to forego the rental car, since there's no real reason to have it while I'm out there.  The couple of places I know I want to visit - meaning, "eat" - are all easily accessible from the subway.  -And since my friend's place it just a 1/2 mile from the Vermont/Sunset stop on the Red Line, I'm all set!

At Last! Some East Coast sensibility invading LA.

der Brucer

And LA subway art is fantastic!
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: George on May 06, 2008, 12:44:32 PM
Hiya -

Show is going well!! I'm having so much fun. I get the Russian again onThursday. Both the (bad/non) cellist AND the keyboard were absent on Sunday's matinee, so I had to be a one-man band AND run the thunder sheet!!!

Here's an excerpt from a review (CurtainUp.com):

Actress/singer Penny Orloff opens the show with exquisite 17th-century madrigals that set the tone for the intuitive taste and high standards of this new group in its debut production.

Nice review, Penny!  Sorry I missed you!
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: singdaw on May 06, 2008, 12:45:05 PM
DR JoseSPiano -

What about  (http://spaffy.files.wordpress.com/2007/03/picture-1.jpg) ??
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: George on May 06, 2008, 12:46:00 PM
George!!! belated happy birthday!!

Thanks!! :D ;D
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: George on May 06, 2008, 12:46:40 PM
Hmm...

So...

For anyone else who might be watching "Step It Up & Dance" on Bravo, well...  Have you checked out the latest tidbit about one of the contestants over at perezhilton.com?  It's most definitely something that should NOT be viewed at work.

Don't tempt me!!

;)
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jeanne on May 06, 2008, 12:48:19 PM
{{{{{DR JEANNE}}}}}

***FEEL BETTER VIBES!!!***[/size][/color]

Thank you, Sing.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 06, 2008, 12:49:42 PM
At Last! Some East Coast sensibility invading LA.

der Brucer

And LA subway art is fantastic!

I LOVE the Public Art in the subway stations, especially the "flying/floating" bodies in that one station- who's name escapes me right now.

-When I was out there for What If, I got by without a car for the four months I was out there.  -And I was even staying in Pasadena for a good chunk of that run.  I still get the giggles when I remember how shocked(!) some people were when I told them that I walked from the Hollywood/Sunset station to the Hudson Theatre down on Santa Monica.  "You walked?!?!?  Next time, call us, and we'll come pick you up and bring you to the theatre."[/i]  It was about a mile walk, 15 minutes tops - or I could also just transfer to a bus if I didn't feel up to the walking.  -Oh, and the looks I got when I told people I took the bus - truly a stranger in a strange land.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jeanne on May 06, 2008, 12:49:42 PM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]~~~~~~~Allergy Relief Vibes for DR Jeanne~~~~~~Anti-Pollen Vibes for DR Jeanne~~~~~~Anti-Rant Vibes for DR Jeanne~~~~~~[/move]

Thanks, Ron, but you mean I can't rant??  ;D
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jane on May 06, 2008, 12:49:54 PM
Keith has been slowly trimming the hair on Sherlock's paw.  As more hair is removed we can see the "whatever" more clearly.  Now we are wondering if he didn't slice the pad.  It looks painful, yet he isn't limping at all.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 06, 2008, 12:50:33 PM
DR JoseSPiano -

What about  (http://spaffy.files.wordpress.com/2007/03/picture-1.jpg) ??

That too.  Especially since someone <wink> never took me there when I was out in L.A. last time.  ;)
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jeanne on May 06, 2008, 12:51:32 PM

DR Jeanne, I hope these allergies problems eased up soon.  I hate sore throats!


FEEL BETTER SOON!!!

Thank you, Jane. I hope so, too!
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jeanne on May 06, 2008, 12:53:33 PM
I'm up and awaiting a call from Mr. Jason Graae who desperately needs some charts from his Strouse CD.  I don't recall seeing that box of music in years, but we're meeting at the storage place to look for it.

Maybe he can also help you find a certain CD? Not nagging.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jeanne on May 06, 2008, 12:54:25 PM
~~~Feel Better REAL SOON Vibes for DR Jeanne!!~~~

Thank you, George. I do appreciate all these good wishes.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jeanne on May 06, 2008, 12:55:48 PM
Vibes for DR JEANNE.

Thank you, Jack.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 06, 2008, 12:56:56 PM
Oh... And the Diamond Bakery and that great falafel stand on Fairfax... :)
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jane on May 06, 2008, 12:56:56 PM
It was about a mile walk, 15 minutes tops -

We have had some interesting conversations at hotels when asking for directions to places.  More often than not we will get driving or cab directions to places an easy walk away. ::)
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 06, 2008, 12:58:14 PM
DR Jeanne - Is your sore throat related to your allergies (from the post-nasal drip)?  In any case...

~~~~~CLEAR HEAD AND THROAT VIBES TO YOU~~~~~
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jeanne on May 06, 2008, 12:59:12 PM
Vibes for DR Jeanne. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Thank you, Jennifer.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: singdaw on May 06, 2008, 12:59:36 PM
Don't tempt me!!

He ain't nicknamed The Temptress for nothin'!    8)
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: singdaw on May 06, 2008, 01:00:34 PM
- truly a stranger in a strange land.  

He swam the moat!?!?!

;)
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jeanne on May 06, 2008, 01:02:50 PM
He's been a busy, busy bee the past 14 months!

Yes, it makes you wonder what DR Singdaw did with his time prior to his discovery of HHW, doesn't it?   ;)
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jane on May 06, 2008, 01:05:22 PM
Oh... And the Diamond Bakery

I have never been to the Diamond Bakery, only eaten their delicious Challah.  Now I want a loaf of their Challah!

Jose, I'm sure you know your way around L.A. better than I ever did.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 06, 2008, 01:09:00 PM
OK... Well, since I have yet to start any laundry, cleaning or packing, well...

Laters...
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jeanne on May 06, 2008, 01:10:08 PM
Oh... And the Diamond Bakery and that great falafel stand on Fairfax... :)

Good falafels?? Where exactly??

the New Yorker is telling the native (but E&T) Angeleno where to eat!
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jeanne on May 06, 2008, 01:12:24 PM
DR Jeanne - Is your sore throat related to your allergies (from the post-nasal drip)?  In any case...

~~~~~CLEAR HEAD AND THROAT VIBES TO YOU~~~~~

Thanks, Jose. I think there are two different things going on, but it's hard to say. I'm treating for both, which seems to work better than just treating for the pollen.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jane on May 06, 2008, 01:12:38 PM
There is, or was, a rather good falafel place in Westwood.  We rarely go to the Fairfax area so I'm not familiar with the stand.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Matt H. on May 06, 2008, 01:13:57 PM
I've had a full afternoon of viewing. I began with last night's TWO AND A HALF MEN to see the CSI/crossover-writers' episode. Had a couple of funny moments to be sure. A couple of big belly laughs. George Eads looks particularly scrumptuous in HD in the party scene, but he basically walked through it and that was it for him. The interrogation scenes were the funniest parts. Conchata Ferrell was a scream.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jeanne on May 06, 2008, 01:14:17 PM
There is, or was, a rather good falafel place in Westwood.  We rarely go to the Fairfax area so I'm not familiar with the stand.

On Westwood Blvd?
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jeanne on May 06, 2008, 01:15:19 PM
Thanks too to PENNYO for the good wishes!
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Post by: Matt H. on May 06, 2008, 01:15:29 PM
Next, I watched CSI: MIAMI. The case was fairly routine, but it provided supporting actress Khandi Alexander a graceful exit from the show. Sorry to lose her. I'd much rather Eva La Rue had packed it in. The ending where she said silent good-byes to all of the regulars was very emotional.
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Post by: bk on May 06, 2008, 01:17:10 PM
...And I think I am just going to take the Metro into Los Feliz, mainly because I never realized that the Metro System went that far.  I also think that I'm going to challenge myself to do this vacation/visit "on the cheap".  I do have one or two possible splurge meals planned, but there are also a ton of meals I know I will enjoy out there for under $5.00.  As long as I get at least one In-N-Out Burger (http://www.in-n-out.com/), and a French Dip from Philippe's (http://www.philippes.com/) (most likely Lamb, "double-dipped" with Bleu Cheese), I will be a very happy camper.

*And there's also a great little taco stand, Yuca's (http://www.yucasla.com/) right near my friend's place that features Cochinita Pibil on the weekend - sooooo good.

**Oh, and he's also just blocks away from bk's beloved House of Pies, as well as the funky Fred 62 (http://www.fred62.com/)!

There is an In and Out directly next to the Chance Theater, as chance would have it.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: bk on May 06, 2008, 01:18:07 PM
Met with Jason and found his music.  
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: bk on May 06, 2008, 01:18:38 PM
Then I came home and had my conversation with muse Margaret and I can now enter the rest of the fixes that we agreed were doable.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Matt H. on May 06, 2008, 01:18:56 PM
Next, I watched STRANGE WILDERNESS. I thought HOT ROD was a pretty lame comedy that I watched in December, but this beats it hands down for pathetic attempts at comedy.

These studios! Adam Sandler puts his name on a project as an executive producer, and they green light it, obviously lacking a decent script. The poor actors are improvising like mad trying to find anything funny to say or do. And almost nothing works.

And FAMOUS actors like Ernest Borgnine, Robert Patrick, and Joe Don Baker lend their names to the project for what amount to cameos.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: bk on May 06, 2008, 01:19:31 PM
Then I conformed act one of the Brain script - most of it was changing stage direction to reflect what we actually do in the show - there was a lot of that, and some of the transitions are different - haven't really found many line things.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: bk on May 06, 2008, 01:20:44 PM
Then I packaged up three orders, which I'll now go ship.  And I'll get some luncheon, too - I'm feeling like a Togo's Pastrami, so I'll go get that.  Unless I feel like being adventurous and toddling over to Nate 'n' Al's.  
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Matt H. on May 06, 2008, 01:22:01 PM
Oh, Harry Hamlin's in it, too. He gets torn in half.

I watched all of the bonus features, too. There are three behind-the-scenes featurettes that show how the actors are just making up a lot of it as they go along. And 13 deleted scenes are there. Maybe the whole film should have been deleted.

I think I laughed twice during the whole movie.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Matt H. on May 06, 2008, 01:23:37 PM
When that was over, I began watching Shirley Temple, Alice Faye, and Robert Young in STOWAWAY. I only got about 40 minutes in. Shirley's about to sing one of her classics: "You've Got to S-M-I-L-E." I'll finish it when I go back downstairs.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: George on May 06, 2008, 01:24:04 PM
I've had a full afternoon of viewing. I began with last night's TWO AND A HALF MEN to see the CSI/crossover-writers' episode. Had a couple of funny moments to be sure. A couple of big belly laughs. George Eads looks particularly scrumptuous in HD in the party scene, but he basically walked through it and that was it for him. The interrogation scenes were the funniest parts. Conchata Ferrell was a scream.

I watched this last night and thought it was funny.  Conchata Ferrell was hysterical!! ;D
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jane on May 06, 2008, 01:25:58 PM
SAFE AND EASY TRAVEL VIBES FOR DR JOSE!  
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jane on May 06, 2008, 01:28:16 PM
On Westwood Blvd?

I'll ask Keith if he remembers which street it is on-it has been a few years since we ate there.  It isn't a fancy place, we always sat at one of the outdoor tables.  If you walk around the heart of Westwood Village you will see it, if it is still there.
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Post by: George on May 06, 2008, 01:34:11 PM
I don't think it's been mentioned, but Cartoonist Ted Key, creator of 'Hazel' comic, dies at 95 (http://www.comcast.net/tv/articles/2008/05/05/Obit.Key/).

And, according to the article:  Key also created the characters Mr. Peabody and Sherman for producer Jay Ward. The time-traveling dog/scientist and his boy made their TV debuts in 1959 in segments on the animated show "Rocky and His Friends."
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 06, 2008, 01:56:46 PM
Happy Vacation to DR Jose!!
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Matt H. on May 06, 2008, 01:59:09 PM
I have some writing to do, so let me get to it. I'll likely be back in just a bit.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: elmore3003 on May 06, 2008, 02:16:24 PM
OK... Well, since I have yet to start any laundry, cleaning or packing, well...

Laters...

DR Jose, it seems like you just came back to us from vacation! Of course, visiting family isn't always a vacation.  When are you back?
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 06, 2008, 02:35:30 PM
Thanks, Ron, but you mean I can't rant??  ;D

Of course you can.  But I'm hoping it will be about little irritants and that the big ones sort themselves out before you have to rant.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 06, 2008, 02:40:09 PM
I always begin my vacations by wiping down the freezer!   ;)


And that is why you are so very special and unique to each of us here.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 06, 2008, 02:43:05 PM
Good Late Afternoon!

Well, my laundry is in the dryers - I'm multi-tasking in a way.  I'm doing two small loads here at the apartment, and I went ahead and took care of a big load of darks up at the laundromat.  -I just didn't want to be dealing with laundry until midnight tonight here at the apartment.

I also did a bit of sniffing and snooping in the fridge and freezer, and found the culprits: two boxes - loosely closed - of pre-made food from Whole Foods that was dated three weeks ago; a container of Orange Juice that was "Best By March 18", and two semi-unidentifiable boxes of "health food" in the freezer that had "Use By" dates of February of last year!.  So... That was that.  Of course, to totally get the smell out of the fridge would require some actual cleaning, but since I went ahead and did the "ditch and dump", I'll leave it to the others to finish the rest of the job.  Which, I know very well, they won't - well, at least the one who was the "owner" of all the bad food.  -But I did leave a nice message on the fridge saying that if I had "accidentally" thrown out something that someone wanted to keep, just to tell me, and I will give them money for it.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 06, 2008, 02:44:30 PM
[shadow=color,glow wdth,#characters wide][size=8] Belated Happy Birthday Greetings, DR George! [/size][/shadow][/glow]
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 06, 2008, 02:44:47 PM
DR Jose, it seems like you just came back to us from vacation! Of course, visiting family isn't always a vacation.  When are you back?

I will coming back late next Wednesday night.  -A full week in La-La-Land!
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 06, 2008, 02:45:50 PM
I'll ask Keith if he remembers which street it is on-it has been a few years since we ate there.  It isn't a fancy place, we always sat at one of the outdoor tables.  If you walk around the heart of Westwood Village you will see it, if it is still there.

Perhaps Falafel King on Broxton?
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: George on May 06, 2008, 02:50:29 PM
[shadow=color,glow wdth,#characters wide][size=8] Belated Happy Birthday Greetings, DR George! [/size][/shadow][/glow]

[shadow=color,glow wdth,#characters wide][size=8]Thanks Ron!![/size][/shadow][/glow]

;D
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: George on May 06, 2008, 02:50:56 PM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%][shadow=color,glow wdth,#characters wide][size=8]PAGE 8 DANCE!![/size][/shadow][/glow][/move]

;)

Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 06, 2008, 02:51:52 PM
Ohhh... I just did some Googling, and found out that the falafel place I was referring to, Eat A Pita, has closed.  Ah, well...

Guess I'll have to check out some of the other recommended places I'm coming across.  ;)
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: bk on May 06, 2008, 02:51:52 PM
Back from some more errands.  I'm eating Togo's sandwiches.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: bk on May 06, 2008, 02:52:05 PM
I gotta tell you.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 06, 2008, 02:53:31 PM
Hmm... I just steamed some Kimchi and Pork Mandoo (Korean Dumplings), I bought at Mandoo Bar for dinner.  YUM!!!!!!!!!  -And there's just enough kimchi in them to make them spicy, but not to overwhelm the pork and vegetables.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: bk on May 06, 2008, 02:53:56 PM
There's one of those German westerns on TCM right now - listed as 1969, it was actually made in the "golden age" of German westerns - just prior to the spaghetti western onslaught - in 1964.  It stars Stewart Granger, but not Stewart Granger's voice.  Also, the first appearance in a western of future star Terrence Hill (under his real name of Mario Girotti, or something like that).
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: bk on May 06, 2008, 02:54:21 PM
Shortly I'll get back to work on conforming the Brain script.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: bk on May 06, 2008, 02:54:42 PM
Lots of traffic today for no apparent reason.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Matt H. on May 06, 2008, 03:11:04 PM
Just popped back in to sign off until later this evening. Writing all done and taken care of.

Now, back to Shirley Temple and company. Then, an evening of prime time TV.

WBBL.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: TCB on May 06, 2008, 03:13:02 PM
It's almost time to get ready for work, another early start.

I need to find me a new calculator.  The one I took with me from my old job in California isn't working.  I think one of the dogs must have peed on it.   :P


Or maybe derBrucer.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: JMK on May 06, 2008, 03:14:06 PM
I just got a kind of shocking email that my first real girlfriend (as in going steady and that whole megillah) died last night in her sleep.  She had had a tough adult life, battling various drug and alcohol addiction issues, so I'm not sure if that had played into it.  It is very sad because she had such an incredible amount of potential.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: TCB on May 06, 2008, 03:14:44 PM




DR singdaw, having seen the wonderful Glynis Johns and the original cast, I'd rather see someone like Blythe Danner, Christine Baranski, or Annette Bening as Desiree than one of my least favorite people.


Or perhaps, Bernadette?
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: JMK on May 06, 2008, 03:15:56 PM
Jane, queen of the non sequitur hyperlink.

(The title of my next novel).
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Edisaurus on May 06, 2008, 03:17:37 PM
If you are between the Nzone and the Pzone, are you in the Ozone?

At the University of Georgia, parking is at a premium. The lots have letter names, and the upperclassmen get to park in the A-D prime lots.

When I finally got a car, I went to apply for a parking sticker and was told: "You're a sophmore. You'll have to park in the o zone." :-\
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: TCB on May 06, 2008, 03:28:38 PM
Who's that, DR JRand57?  I only ask on behalf of DR TCB.   ;)


Liar!  You didn't even tell me who that hunk was last week.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Edisaurus on May 06, 2008, 03:33:03 PM
TOD: I would revive BABES IN TOYLAND and JUBILEE with the BBC cast, to hear Elmore's glorious orchestrations live!
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Edisaurus on May 06, 2008, 03:33:27 PM
Foot-better vibes to DD Sherlock!
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: TCB on May 06, 2008, 03:37:05 PM
DR SingSong ~ My thesis presentation Thirst and Parched are this Friday and Saturday. Actually, I shouldn't even be on here -- crunch week -- so way too much to do!  I've got to leave here soon to go get the sand (Thirst takes place on a raft in the ocean while Parched takes place in the middle of a desert).


Spending a few mintues here during a stressful time can be very rewarding.  It can calm you, it can rejuvenate you, and it can help you maintain your sanity.................  You really shouldn't be here Miss Karen.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: TCB on May 06, 2008, 03:39:22 PM
Tuesday morning greetings!  I'm here at my desk between offsite meetings.

TOD - I'd like to see Sarah Jessica Parker in Funny Girl, but DR Elmore has told me she doesn't have the vocal chops.  How I empathize!

A revival of The Unsinkable Molly Brown would please me, too, but I'll leave the casting, good OR bad, to the professionals.


Reba!  And Brent.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: TCB on May 06, 2008, 03:43:47 PM
I'm up and awaiting a call from Mr. Jason Graae who desperately needs some charts from his Strouse CD.  I don't recall seeing that box of music in years, but we're meeting at the storage place to look for it.


How come Jason Graae never wants to look thru my storage box?
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: TCB on May 06, 2008, 03:44:58 PM
I have that album. ;)


Do you have the one where he sings all of the parts in Yiddish?
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 06, 2008, 03:51:18 PM
Folding laundry and packing...

I just checked the weather for the L.A. area for the next week, and it looks like it should be quite Spring-like - not too cool (lows in the mid-50s), not too warm (highs in the upper 60s and 70s).  In other words, Perfect!  :)
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: TCB on May 06, 2008, 03:52:17 PM
I just noticed that SingSong has over 14,000 posts, and I'm not even up to 2500...


Yes, but your posts make sense.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: TCB on May 06, 2008, 03:53:30 PM
Well Fred, at least I know one person in the STARFIGHTER cast.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: George on May 06, 2008, 04:00:50 PM
Do you have the one where he sings all of the parts in Yiddish?

No, but that's Mandy Patinkin's version...Mandy IS the Man(dy) of La Mancha!!

;D

Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: TCB on May 06, 2008, 04:05:54 PM
Hmm...

So...

For anyone else who might be watching "Step It Up & Dance" on Bravo, well...  Have you checked out the latest tidbit about one of the contestants over at perezhilton.com?  It's most definitely something that should NOT be viewed at work.


I guess I didn't know who or what I was looking for, so I have no idea if I saw it.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: singdaw on May 06, 2008, 04:06:33 PM
Yes, but your posts make sense.

*Sniff*

Perhaps.

But how many of DR PennyO's posts have hunks in them?   Huh?

;)
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: singdaw on May 06, 2008, 04:07:28 PM
I guess I didn't know who or what I was looking for, so I have no idea if I saw it.

I couldn't find anything that seemed to fit the bill, either.  But then, I don't watch the television show, so...

Who knows?
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: TCB on May 06, 2008, 04:08:57 PM
Feel better Jeanne!
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Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: singdaw on May 06, 2008, 04:09:04 PM
Well Fred, at least I know one person in the STARFIGHTER cast.

And you're gonna be wearin' a cast, if you keep it up!   ;)
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: elmore3003 on May 06, 2008, 04:10:14 PM
TOD: I would revive BABES IN TOYLAND and JUBILEE with the BBC cast, to hear Elmore's glorious orchestrations live!

Aw, shucks, dear edisaurus! But concerning BABES IN TOYLAND - sure would like to see something approaching what it was like, though! -  I didn't orchestrate it; 90% is by Otto Langey and 10% or so is by Herbert himself; i'm only the editor of the new edition.  I'd love a production of JUBILEE with a cast approaching some of the wonderful casting in the BBC and 1986 performances: British actors for the Royal Family and American's for some of the celebrities.

Maybe Prunella Scales as the Queen, John Cleese as the King, Gavin Lee again as the Prince, Emmy Rossum as the Princess, Tyne Daly as Eva Standing (Elas Maxwell), Hugh Dancy as Eric Dare (Noel Coward), Karen Ziemba as Karen O'Kane (Ginger Rogers) and Mario Lopez as Charlie  Rauschmiller (Johnny Weismuller).
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: singdaw on May 06, 2008, 04:10:34 PM
It's only a litbit after 7:00 PM, but I'm already contemplating going to bed.

I'm such a wussburger!
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: elmore3003 on May 06, 2008, 04:10:56 PM
I guess I didn't know who or what I was looking for, so I have no idea if I saw it.

check your email in about 10 minutes!
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: elmore3003 on May 06, 2008, 04:13:25 PM
I guess I didn't know who or what I was looking for, so I have no idea if I saw it.

Check your email Now!
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: TCB on May 06, 2008, 04:15:34 PM
Oh, Harry Hamlin's in it, too. He gets torn in half.

I watched all of the bonus features, too. There are three behind-the-scenes featurettes that show how the actors are just making up a lot of it as they go along. And 13 deleted scenes are there. Maybe the whole film should have been deleted.

I think I laughed twice during the whole movie.


This is a comedy?  And one of the characters get torn in half?
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jane on May 06, 2008, 04:21:03 PM
Perhaps Falafel King on Broxton?

Could be.  I really don't remember the name but it probably on Broxton.  If you go please find out if we can sit outside with Sherlock.

If you go to the Village be sure to stop at Stanís Donuts (http://www.bridgeandtunnelclub.com/bigmap/outoftown/california/losangeles/stansdonuts/index.htm) across from the Bruin.  Our favorite is his version of an apple fritter, the apple crisp-the forth donut down in the photos.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: TCB on May 06, 2008, 04:26:52 PM
I just got a kind of shocking email that my first real girlfriend (as in going steady and that whole megillah) died last night in her sleep.  She had had a tough adult life, battling various drug and alcohol addiction issues, so I'm not sure if that had played into it.  It is very sad because she had such an incredible amount of potential.


I am very sorry to read that, JMK.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: TCB on May 06, 2008, 04:29:01 PM
*Sniff*

Perhaps.

But how many of DR PennyO's posts have hunks in them?   Huh?

;)


And how many of your posts have phone numbers?







Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: singdaw on May 06, 2008, 04:31:44 PM
And how many of yours have phone numbers?

To quote DR George...    Well, there is that.     :)
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: TCB on May 06, 2008, 04:31:44 PM
Could be.  I really don't remember the name but it probably on Broxton.  If you go please find out if we can sit outside with Sherlock.

If you go to the Village be sure to stop at Stanís Donuts (http://www.bridgeandtunnelclub.com/bigmap/outoftown/california/losangeles/stansdonuts/index.htm) across from the Bruin.  Our favorite is his version of an apple fritter, the apple crisp-the forth donut down in the photos.


I would rather try the peanut butter pocket.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: singdaw on May 06, 2008, 04:32:49 PM
I would rather try the peanut butter pocket.  

Is that peanut butter in your pocket, or are you...

Oh, never mind.    8)
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: singdaw on May 06, 2008, 04:33:22 PM
That apple fritter donut thingie sure looks sinfully good, though...
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: TCB on May 06, 2008, 04:35:25 PM
It's only a litbit after 7:00 PM, but I'm already contemplating going to bed.

I'm such a wussburger!


With whom?
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 06, 2008, 04:39:07 PM
It's only a litbit after 7:00 PM, but I'm already contemplating going to bed.

I'm such a wussburger!

...and a rogue and a scoundrel....








 ;)
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 06, 2008, 04:42:18 PM
Ohhh... I just did some Googling, and found out that the falafel place I was referring to, Eat A Pita, has closed.  Ah, well...

What? No more Pita eating at a Eat A Pita??
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 06, 2008, 04:43:49 PM
Liar!  You didn't even tell me who that hunk was last week.

...and he's a scamp and a scalawag, too!
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 06, 2008, 04:45:42 PM
I couldn't find anything that seemed to fit the bill, either.  But then, I don't watch the television show, so...

Who knows?

Thus, truly you and TCB are on equal footing here!
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 06, 2008, 04:47:12 PM
Yes, it makes you wonder what DR Singdaw did with his time prior to his discovery of HHW, doesn't it?   ;)

Ummmm...................well, okay.................sure..............uh-huh...........(if we're not presuming he was doing some sort of "time".)







:D
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jane on May 06, 2008, 04:47:16 PM
Thank you DR Edi.

Sherlock has an infection in-between the toe webs.  There isnít much space in there which he why we had difficulty telling exactly where & what it was.  There are no cancer cells. :D

DR George, I now no why an incompetent vet would diagnose a tumor ::)

Once a day we need to soak his paw in a combination of Epson Salts & Betadine and then the paw must be completely dried.  Twice a day he gets antibiotics (Cephalexin).  We have scheduled a return visit on Friday.  

Poor boy can't go hiking for awhile.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 06, 2008, 04:48:40 PM
Oh dear, I found it.  I guess the organist hit the transposition button or stop instead of something else...but the results are....well....

http://www.magle.dk/music-forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=373&d=1198131084 (http://www.magle.dk/music-forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=373&d=1198131084)

Just as funny as the first time we listened to it. Well, to us, since we are not the musicians.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jane on May 06, 2008, 04:49:21 PM
I would rather try the peanut butter pocket.

Is that what the last one is?  LOL-it is the only one there I'm not drooling over ;D
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: FJL on May 06, 2008, 05:07:07 PM
TCB - Which actor do you know?
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jane on May 06, 2008, 05:07:54 PM
That apple fritter donut thingie sure looks sinfully good, though...

IT IS!!! :D
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: singdaw on May 06, 2008, 05:12:38 PM
And now...I am going to bed...

Because I can!   :D
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: singdaw on May 06, 2008, 05:13:01 PM
Oh, and thanks for the funny sound clip, DR JRand57!   :)
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jane on May 06, 2008, 05:13:21 PM
Sleep well or do you read first?
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jane on May 06, 2008, 05:15:03 PM
JMK, Iím very sorry for your sad news.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 06, 2008, 05:18:22 PM
Could be.  I really don't remember the name but it probably on Broxton.  If you go please find out if we can sit outside with Sherlock.

If you go to the Village be sure to stop at Stanís Donuts (http://www.bridgeandtunnelclub.com/bigmap/outoftown/california/losangeles/stansdonuts/index.htm) across from the Bruin.  Our favorite is his version of an apple fritter, the apple crisp-the forth donut down in the photos.

I have added Stan's Donuts to my list!  :)
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jane on May 06, 2008, 05:20:53 PM
DR Jose, I'll be shocked if you aren't pleased.  You will have to let me know.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 06, 2008, 05:24:58 PM
Well... I'm just waiting for my socks to dry, and then once I pair them up and throw a couple pairs in my luggage, I'll be packed!  :)

*Of course, I can already tell that I've slightly over-packed, so I'm sure I'll be "editing" over the next couple of hours during commercial breaks.  ;)
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 06, 2008, 05:25:23 PM
JMK, I am sorry to hear about your former girlfriend.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 06, 2008, 05:25:49 PM
DR Jose, I'll be shocked if you aren't pleased.  You will have to let me know.

Trust me, I will!  ;)

*Apparently, there are lots of good eats in that part of town.  I may have to make a day of it! :)
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: td on May 06, 2008, 05:26:20 PM
I would like to see Ann-Margret as Mme Armfelt in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC.
I would like to see Liza Minnelli in a revival of WHOOP-UP.
I would like to see Victoria Clark in a revival of THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN.
I would like to see Marc Kudish in a revival of BYE BYE BIRDIE.
I would like to see Kristen Chenoweth in a revival of GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES.
I would like to see Christine Ebersole in a revival of PLATINUM.
I would like to see Cheyenne Jackson in a revival of LI'L ABNER.





Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: td on May 06, 2008, 05:28:21 PM
I am saddened to hear of your loss, DR JMK.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 06, 2008, 05:34:01 PM
DR td - OH!  I saw Mr. Stanek again yesterday.  :)

-He wants to know when you're coming to NYC?  -He'll be out of town for a bit, but he'll be back in early June.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jane on May 06, 2008, 05:38:20 PM
Awhile back Penny mentioned the Italian restaurant across the street from Stan's.  I've never eaten there.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jrand70 on May 06, 2008, 05:40:44 PM
Shocking sad news, DR JMK....

Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jrand70 on May 06, 2008, 05:41:18 PM
DR JOSE - I saw THOSE pictures of the STEP IT UP AND DANCE contestant....he certainly has a great future behind him.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: George on May 06, 2008, 05:41:47 PM
Sherlock has an infection in-between the toe webs.  There isnít much space in there which he why we had difficulty telling exactly where & what it was.  There are no cancer cells. :D

DR George, I now no why an incompetent vet would diagnose a tumor ::)

Once a day we need to soak his paw in a combination of Epson Salts & Betadine and then the paw must be completely dried.  Twice a day he gets antibiotics (Cephalexin).  We have scheduled a return visit on Friday.  

Poor boy can't go hiking for awhile.

~~~Quick Recovery Vibes for DD Sherlock!!~~~
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jrand70 on May 06, 2008, 05:42:12 PM
Here it is, folks.....only $46,000,000 - let's all chip in and get this for the HHW get togethers in NYC.

Check out the floor plan!   ;D

http://corcoran.com/property/listing.aspx?Region=NYC&ListingID=1217705 (http://corcoran.com/property/listing.aspx?Region=NYC&ListingID=1217705)
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: George on May 06, 2008, 05:42:29 PM
Oh, and thanks for the funny sound clip, DR JRand57!   :)

I downloaded it earlier and just listened to it...it's VERY funny! ;D
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jrand70 on May 06, 2008, 05:42:53 PM
The Sherlock regimen sounds tiring for his owners!!!
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jrand70 on May 06, 2008, 05:43:58 PM
 Oh, I get the upstairs bedroom with the terrace and the fireplace.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jrand70 on May 06, 2008, 05:44:45 PM
Thanks DR LAURA, SINGDAW, GEORGE....I can't believe it was so easy to find again....I had been looking for awhile....then today, first thing....BOOM....there is was.

Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: George on May 06, 2008, 05:46:04 PM
I just got a kind of shocking email that my first real girlfriend (as in going steady and that whole megillah) died last night in her sleep.  She had had a tough adult life, battling various drug and alcohol addiction issues, so I'm not sure if that had played into it.  It is very sad because she had such an incredible amount of potential.

That's very sad, Jeff. :(

~~~Vibes of Comfort to Her Family!!~~~
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jane on May 06, 2008, 05:49:53 PM
DR Jose, I was going to post a link for Babalu in Santa Monica but couldn't find a good one.  It is a Caribbean/Californian restaurant, whatever that means.

Stan's is still my first choice of treats for you to sample.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jrand70 on May 06, 2008, 05:51:48 PM
They haven't called Indiana yet.....election wise, that is.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jrand70 on May 06, 2008, 05:52:16 PM
Great review DR PENNYO.....did you try 3D Numerology yet?
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: TCB on May 06, 2008, 05:52:30 PM
TCB - Which actor do you know?


Kat Ramsburg.  She is playing Darlene/Alien Recruit/Zur's Asst.  Is Zur's Asst the one that he kills?
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: TCB on May 06, 2008, 05:55:58 PM
Well... I'm just waiting for my socks to dry, and then once I pair them up and throw a couple pairs in my luggage, I'll be packed!  :)

*Of course, I can already tell that I've slightly over-packed, so I'm sure I'll be "editing" over the next couple of hours during commercial breaks.  ;)

You take commerical breaks while you pack?
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: TCB on May 06, 2008, 05:59:15 PM
Here it is, folks.....only $46,000,000 - let's all chip in and get this for the HHW get togethers in NYC.

Check out the floor plan!   ;D

http://corcoran.com/property/listing.aspx?Region=NYC&ListingID=1217705 (http://corcoran.com/property/listing.aspx?Region=NYC&ListingID=1217705)


Can we please redecorate?
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 06, 2008, 06:13:46 PM
Can we please redecorate?

Yes, it definitely needs some leopard spots.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Ginny on May 06, 2008, 06:16:03 PM
Here it is, folks.....only $46,000,000 - let's all chip in and get this for the HHW get togethers in NYC.

Check out the floor plan!   ;D

http://corcoran.com/property/listing.aspx?Region=NYC&ListingID=1217705 (http://corcoran.com/property/listing.aspx?Region=NYC&ListingID=1217705)

But, DR Elmore doesn't like the Upper East Side.  Would he visit us?
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: TCB on May 06, 2008, 06:17:58 PM
But, DR Elmore doesn't like the Upper East Side.  Would he visit us?


Well, we can always go visit him.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: George on May 06, 2008, 06:18:36 PM
Hmm...

So...

For anyone else who might be watching "Step It Up & Dance" on Bravo, well...  Have you checked out the latest tidbit about one of the contestants over at perezhilton.com?  It's most definitely something that should NOT be viewed at work.

Larry or TCB, can you e-mail me the link, too?? ;)
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jane on May 06, 2008, 06:20:54 PM
Can we please redecorate?

Absolutely!! ;D
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jane on May 06, 2008, 06:47:24 PM
We received a phone call today from Chelsea Clinton inviting us to go see her mother speak.  We were on another phone call & missed speaking to her in person & only heard the voice mail message.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: George on May 06, 2008, 06:56:38 PM
That's pretty cool, Jane.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: George on May 06, 2008, 06:56:53 PM
And since we're so close...
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: George on May 06, 2008, 06:57:13 PM
PAGE 11 DANCE!!
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: George on May 06, 2008, 07:00:00 PM
This morning, I took my car to the dealer for servicing.  I hadn't had work done in...too long ::) but now it's all good. :) I knew it was going to cost a lot, but that was one of the things I needed to spend my income tax refund on.  Now my car is all set to go to Issaquah with a short stop in Tacoma to pick up TCB, so that we can meet FJL and Skip and see The Last Starfighter!! ;D
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Cillaliz on May 06, 2008, 07:04:37 PM
Yep. I'm just wondering how "live" they're going to make it appear.

I thought it looked pretty live, with the audience and all. I figured it was taped, but wondered about it for a minute
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Ginny on May 06, 2008, 07:05:06 PM
DR Cillaliz - have you recovered from your trip to NYC?  Ready to plan another?  How 'bout August 27-September 1?
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: George on May 06, 2008, 07:05:50 PM
And now I'm leaving work.  I have a $35 Costco gift card that I got for my birthday that I want to spend and a 25% off coupon from Borders that I want to use and a coupon for a free birthday burger from Red Robin.  I also my go to Applebee's and get a little something, just so I can get their coupon (good for a year!) for a free dessert or appetizer. :D
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: George on May 06, 2008, 07:06:40 PM
Until later!
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 06, 2008, 07:12:54 PM
I thought it looked pretty live, with the audience and all. I figured it was taped, but wondered about it for a minute

It seemed like a good number of those segments were taped before tonight's "live" broadcast.  My roommate and I had fun spotting the every changing audience members.  ;)
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 06, 2008, 07:17:43 PM
OH!  I meant to post this a while back...

I know some DRs were wondering why the following was not on DVD, but it happened to be reissued on DVD a few months ago by BBC Video:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51VqqYcfTlL._SS500_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/Miserables-Anniversary-Concert-Londons-Albert/dp/B00110K62U/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1210126291&sr=8-1)
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Cillaliz on May 06, 2008, 07:18:24 PM
It seemed like a good number of those segments were taped before tonight's "live" broadcast.  My roommate and I had fun spotting the every changing audience members.  ;)

I enjoyed it. Still on the phone with Mom doing our after conversation.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Cillaliz on May 06, 2008, 07:29:51 PM
DR Cillaliz - have you recovered from your trip to NYC?  Ready to plan another?  How 'bout August 27-September 1?

Starting to recover. I slept REALLY hard last night and woke up wondering where I was. I had a busy day at work, so I'm back in the swing quicker than I expected.  I'm going to Chicago August 13-15 for the 8th Circuit Judicial Conference. I'm on a committee so the court is reimbursing me for it.  Justice Alito will be there, that could be interesting.  I do want to go to NYC in the fall. Not sure when. I may look at the end of August, I'll have to think about it
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: JMK on May 06, 2008, 07:31:45 PM
OH!  I meant to post this a while back...

I know some DRs were wondering why the following was not on DVD, but it happened to be reissued on DVD a few months ago by BBC Video:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51VqqYcfTlL._SS500_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/Miserables-Anniversary-Concert-Londons-Albert/dp/B00110K62U/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1210126291&sr=8-1)

You could have purchased it for 99 cents from a certain eBay seller last week, as a matter of fact.  ;)
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: JMK on May 06, 2008, 07:34:00 PM
Thanks for the comments--emotionally it's really no big deal for me.  I hadn't seen Chris for decades, literally, and had only heard of her addiction problems second-hand.  It's just sad because when we were sweethearts she was one of the smartest, sweetest girls I knew and it just kind of bums me out to think of all that wasted potential.  I'm really surprised she got hooked on the "hard stuff," for want of a better term.  Like a lot of teens of the 70s, she was not shy about recreatoinal drug use, but it was never anything horrible, relatively speaking.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: vixmom on May 06, 2008, 07:34:41 PM
My condolences JMK onthe sad news
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: vixmom on May 06, 2008, 07:34:59 PM
Belated Birthday Greetings to George@!@@
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: vixmom on May 06, 2008, 07:35:15 PM
Travel Vibes for Jose
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Cillaliz on May 06, 2008, 07:38:25 PM
Travel Vibes to DR Jose
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: vixmom on May 06, 2008, 07:40:17 PM
You could have purchased it for 99 cents from a certain eBay seller last week, as a matter of fact.  ;)

dang... what's that ebay seller's name again?



Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: vixmom on May 06, 2008, 07:41:00 PM
I am sorry we missed you last weekend Cilla - I hope you had a wonderful trip
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Cillaliz on May 06, 2008, 07:43:53 PM
I am sorry we missed you last weekend Cilla - I hope you had a wonderful trip

I did have a wonderful trip. It was way too short, but things are so crazily busy back here at the office that I realize I was right not to be gone any longer
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Cillaliz on May 06, 2008, 07:44:28 PM
There will be other trips to NYC. I'll see you then.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: vixmom on May 06, 2008, 07:47:33 PM
Saturday was the Vixter's birthday extravaganza

We picked up 3 of her girlfriends and went to the local minature golf course where they golfed and I sat inside and waited

then we went to Dave & Busters where we got their Eat & Play special... whichi is actually quite a good deal for $23.99 you get a choice of 11 entrees , nice big meals, and a $20 game card... the girls ate and then went and used their cards and then split mine between the 4 of them... they won lots of tickets which they traded in for suprisingly nice gifts

then we were off to the bowling alley for a game of bowling a dn tehn back to the house to open gifts and watch "Bride & Preduice"  

(MBarnum would be proud) finally cake and the delivery of the girls back to their respective homes  
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: vixmom on May 06, 2008, 07:48:08 PM
There will be other trips to NYC. I'll see you then.

we look forward to it!
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jane on May 06, 2008, 07:50:21 PM
That's pretty cool, Jane.

 ;D
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jane on May 06, 2008, 07:52:17 PM
The Sherlock regimen sounds tiring for his owners!!!

Not too bad.  The most difficult part is not taking him hiking or for walks.

Thanks DR George.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jane on May 06, 2008, 07:53:31 PM
'night
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Edisaurus on May 06, 2008, 07:54:25 PM
I'll be "editing" over the next couple of hours during commercial breaks.  ;)

So am I! :-)
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Edisaurus on May 06, 2008, 07:55:05 PM
Poor Sherlock! I hope he deals well with the treatment and is better soon.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Edisaurus on May 06, 2008, 07:57:14 PM
Here it is, folks.....only $46,000,000 - let's all chip in and get this for the HHW get togethers in NYC.

Check out the floor plan!   ;D

http://corcoran.com/property/listing.aspx?Region=NYC&ListingID=1217705 (http://corcoran.com/property/listing.aspx?Region=NYC&ListingID=1217705)

I would be happy with just the maid's room!
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: vixmom on May 06, 2008, 08:01:55 PM
I would be happy with just the maid's room!

 well when I win the Megamillions....in a couple of minutes from now
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: vixmom on May 06, 2008, 08:03:09 PM
Has anyone else read the novel "The Girls" about conjoined twin girls... I am reading it now and may have to wander off again to finish up
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Edisaurus on May 06, 2008, 08:09:31 PM
JMK, so sorry to hear your sad news.

We lost a friend this week; a wonderful and talented colorist here in town. He really was one of the nicest people I've ever known. He has transferred a lot of film for me over the past 20 years.

I donated to his charity of choice: The Point Foundation. I had never heard of it before, but it's an interesting group.

There will be a memorial get-together in about a month. There will be a lot of people who will miss him. Cancer sucks.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Edisaurus on May 06, 2008, 08:09:57 PM
Oooh...not a good way to start a page....
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Edisaurus on May 06, 2008, 08:10:34 PM
DR FLJ, could you (or anyone else) PM me your zip code?
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Matt H. on May 06, 2008, 08:16:41 PM
Had a full evening of viewing.

I began by finishing STOWAWAY. Fox was obviously grooming Alice Faye to be their next big star putting her in this Temple movie and giving her two beautiful ballads to sing. I don't understand why "One Never Knows, Does One?" didn't become an Oscar nominated standard.

The transfer is only fair. The movie has always looked soft, and there are scratches and some damage, too. They must not have original materials to work with because some Temple films are gorgeous to look at.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Matt H. on May 06, 2008, 08:18:56 PM
Next I watched THE YOUNG RAJAH which I had recorded off TCM this afternoon. I had never seen this Rudolph Valentino movie, and, of course, I had no idea it has been pieced together from only partially existing materials. Lots of stills and title cards to replace missing footage, and the footage there is in a pretty sad state. Still, nice to finally see it.

All those publicity pictures of Valentino in a jeweled jockstrap were kind of unfair to the movie. He really never appears that way in the film, at least not in the parts that are still in existence.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Matt H. on May 06, 2008, 08:19:43 PM
NCIS had a Ziva-centered episode tonight. Pretty intense to start things out, and it got less interesting from there. Still, an OK mystery.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Matt H. on May 06, 2008, 08:22:09 PM
IDOL:

The Davids once again walked away with the show. I liked Cook's first song more than the second though the judges didn't seem to agree with me. Archuleta's two songs were done in his usual sincere-style. Very nicely phrased and sung. I still think this is David Cook's show to lose.

Syesha and Jason were both the worst I've heard them in many weeks. Syesha was flat on about half of her first song. The second was better, but still had lots of bad notes. Jason is just hopeless. What a joke that he's still there and Carly and Michael Johns are gone.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Matt H. on May 06, 2008, 08:23:44 PM
I finished IDOL in about 25 minutes, so I was able to flip over to DANCING WITH THE STARS, and what just began when I flipped over? Mario Lopez in the two CHORUS LINE excerpt dances. Watched some of the other segments, too waiting for 10 p.m. to arrive.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Matt H. on May 06, 2008, 08:25:01 PM
WOMEN'S MURDER CLUB didn't feature a particularly interesting case, though I guess the final revelation was kind of a surprise. More interested in Lindsey's love life since her boy friend is SO cute. If she can't have Rob Estes, he'll do just fine as a substitute.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Matt H. on May 06, 2008, 08:25:35 PM
TOmorrow I'll watch tonight's LAW & ORDER: SVU while I'm eating lunch.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 06, 2008, 08:31:06 PM
IDOL:

Jason is just hopeless.

He could do some nice "Give a Puppy a Loving Home" commercials for a local SPCA.

der Brucer
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Matt H. on May 06, 2008, 08:51:34 PM
Heading down now to get some sleep.

Good night!
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 06, 2008, 08:56:50 PM
Well, I should finish packing, so...

Laters...
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: td on May 06, 2008, 09:04:47 PM
I am looking forward to hooking up with Mr.  Stanek again when I am in NYC; should you run into him again, DR Jose, let him know that there's a possibility for a NYC extravaganza late in June, possibly early July. . .but that is still tentative.  . . .(I have out-of-country friends who will be traveling to the apple from the burgh around that time, and they would like me to join them).
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 06, 2008, 09:08:50 PM
I am tired of proofreading minutes.

That is all.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: FJL on May 06, 2008, 09:08:59 PM
Edi - My zip is 10036
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jrand70 on May 06, 2008, 09:15:20 PM
This is the most exciting thing that's happened since Frank Gotch met Tom Jenkins and lay on the mat for eleven minutes without moving a muscle.  By God, that was exciting.....
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: bk on May 06, 2008, 09:15:30 PM
The first Brain review is out - I don't actually know where it's from, somewhere in Orange County, I presume.  But, here it is:

The Brain From Planet X
by James Scarborough, What The Butler Saw

May 5, 2008


I used to wonder whether intergalactic visitors would have libidos and the ability to make us laugh for hours on end.

And now, having seen David Wechter and Bruce Kimmelís exquisite retro-futuristic sci-fi musical The Brain From Planet X, directed by Kimmel for The Chance Theater, I know.

They do and they can!

This show makes the solar system just a little bit smaller. We find that our visitors are just as goofy and hapless as the rest of us. They may think big, with grand plans to enthrall the Earth, but they prove that even aliens subscribe to Murphyís Law: if things can go wrong, they will.

Itís 1958. Housewife Joyce (Allison Appleby), Engineer/Inventor husband Fred (Bob Simpson) and daughter Donna (Shannon Cudd), the composite of every do-good television family from the golden age of television, live that non-existent life invented by advertising executives and insurance actuaries.

Soon, though, they must fend off the attack of a trio of aliens: The Brain (Mark Rothman), Yoni (Emily Clark), and Zubrick (Daniel Berlin). They are aided, if thatís the right word, by Ė nice names! - careerist General Mills (Warren Draper) and factotum Private Parts (Dan Flapper).

A funnier script and premise youíll never see. The songs rock, especially Yoniís ďI Need An EarthmanĒ and ďThe Plan,Ē sung by The Brain, Yoni, and Zubrick, and the dancing, which also doubles as mass hysteria, is out of this world. The story takes place in the San Fernando Valley. Nice locale. Frank Zappa would have said that the invasion indeed did take place and the results continue to the present day, but thatís another story.

The production brims with the pitter-patter of puns, double entendres, and Boomer references (Rice-A-Roni, fake trips to the library so to watch submarine races...the only thing missing was Fredís pocket protector and a slide rule). The show puts the complex back into military industrial.

You wonít find a better ensemble performance. Michael Irishís Narrator notched up the hysteria like Joel Gray in Cabaret. Applebyís Joyce put the tonic in catatonic. Clarkís Yoni begins with a Marge Simpson hairdo. Then she marvels at the terrestrial technology behind and the human statuary encased within zippers on menís trousers. I kept expecting Rothmanís The Brain to pull out a cigar and start doing a Sands Hotel in Vegas stand-up routine.

Masako Tobaruís set projections, and deb Millisonís costumes made me wonder if I was on the Set of "The Donna Reed Show" or "Lost in Space".

See this for the sheer visual lunacy, the non-stop laughs, and the buffet line of preposterous situations. See it because itís live (and kicking), analog not digital. See it because you wonít believe how something so clever could come from the simple convocation of words on paper and people on stage.

Performances are 8PM, Friday & Saturday, 2PM, Saturday & Sunday. The show runs until June 8. Tickets are $27-30. The Theater is located at 5552 E. La Palma Avenue, Anaheim Hills. For more information call (714) 777-3033 or visit www.chancetheater.com.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: bk on May 06, 2008, 09:17:30 PM
And check out this clever preview they put together:

http://www.chancetheater.com/season_2008/2a_brain/preview.php
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jrand70 on May 06, 2008, 09:18:23 PM
What a great review.....he got it!  Congrats to Mr BK and the cast and crew.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: Jrand70 on May 06, 2008, 09:18:38 PM
I think it's a money notice.
Title: Re:IN THE ZONE
Post by: MBarnum on May 06, 2008, 09:20:00 PM
Back from seeing this movie at Salem Cinema...http://www.sonyclassics.com/thebandsvisit/ (http://www.sonyclassics.com/thebandsvisit/) ....it was a very cute, sweet film about an Egyptian Police Orchestra standed in a small town in Israel.

Now it is time for to go to bed.
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Post by: FJL on May 06, 2008, 09:23:58 PM
Yay, BK!
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 06, 2008, 09:24:30 PM
Fun preview!
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 06, 2008, 09:25:40 PM
Yes, time for to go to bed.....12:20 and still NO clear winner in the Indiana Democratic Primary....although it seems the current leader will creep to victory.
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Post by: MBarnum on May 06, 2008, 09:29:15 PM
That preview is wonderful BK!!! And I must say that Michael Irish is impressive.
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Post by: td on May 06, 2008, 09:34:28 PM
Yippee-ki-aye for THE BRAIN! ;D
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 06, 2008, 09:46:53 PM
Callie watched the preview of the Brain and purred the whole time.  That's a purrfect review if you ask me
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 06, 2008, 09:50:07 PM
Nice review!
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Post by: bk on May 06, 2008, 09:50:15 PM
Again, I have no idea where it's from - a paper or online or where, but I like it for sure.
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 06, 2008, 10:02:40 PM
Why am I still up?  Why aren't the votes counted?

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Post by: FJL on May 06, 2008, 10:03:01 PM
The preview footage is loads of fun
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Post by: bk on May 06, 2008, 10:12:28 PM
Welcome ten GUESTS!
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Post by: bk on May 06, 2008, 10:13:33 PM
I watched a motion picture and am now relaxing.  I'm a quarter of the way into the conforming of act two of the Brain.  I've printed out the latest novel manuscript and will try to get it to proofer number two tomorrow.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 06, 2008, 11:10:36 PM
Well... I'm done packing - and I've been done for a while.  I did manage to "edit" my luggage, and, I have to say, my luggage feels strangely "light" for a full week's trip to L.A.  However, since I didn't have to pack and "warm" clothes - except for a light jacket, I think that that may have something to do with it.

I also updated my iPod, and double- and triple-checked my computer bag and supplies/cords/etc.

Alas, I also had to throw out the garbage again(!!!!!) since someone's boyfriend threw his cigarette butts away in the kitchen garbage can... apparently, just minutes after we reminded them not to do that.  Grrrrr....  Oh, and I cleaned the bathroom too.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 06, 2008, 11:11:03 PM
bk - Congrats on the review!  and the preview too!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 06, 2008, 11:12:39 PM
Oh... And I've also been pulling up the reviews for Glory Days...  -It was actually quite nice to see that Ben Brantley can be "human" and even "cautious" in a way.  (Those "quotes" are mine.)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 06, 2008, 11:13:12 PM
Well... I want to get a few hours of sleep before I head to the airport, so...

Goodnight.
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Post by: bk on May 07, 2008, 12:00:57 AM
Nobody here but us chickens.
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Post by: bk on May 07, 2008, 12:01:08 AM
And us chickens are fried.
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Post by: bk on May 07, 2008, 12:01:22 AM
Maybe I'll have fried chicken tomorrow.
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Post by: bk on May 07, 2008, 12:01:41 AM
Today I did satisfy my craving for a Togo's pastrami sandwich.
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Post by: bk on May 07, 2008, 12:02:07 AM
It's actually so nice to not be sitting in a restaurant killing two hours every day.  I was quite bored of it.
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Post by: bk on May 07, 2008, 12:02:28 AM
Will we never get to page fourteen?
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Post by: bk on May 07, 2008, 12:02:37 AM
People, work with me.