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Title: GOOD ACTOR!
Post by: bk on March 13, 2009, 12:07:44 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes were well acted, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - they're currently studying MOOthed acting.
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Post by: bk on March 13, 2009, 12:08:41 AM
And the word of the day is: MATHEMATICASTER!
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Post by: bk on March 13, 2009, 12:14:55 AM
Listening to a 50s jazz version of The King And I - very good.
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Post by: bk on March 13, 2009, 12:16:01 AM
I think I'll toddle off to bed in about thirty minutes.  In the meantime, perhaps I'll have a biscotti - the ones I bought are half of a regular-sized biscotti and therefore half the calories.  And I'm jiggy with that.
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Post by: George on March 13, 2009, 12:20:12 AM
BK, I uploaded a new avatar and it's still tiny. :-\
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Post by: bk on March 13, 2009, 12:23:23 AM
Well, Bakalor did something that should have fixed it - but I guess it didn't work.
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Post by: George on March 13, 2009, 12:37:34 AM
If he needs to know, the picture that I used was originally the old size of 110x150 pixels.
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Post by: bk on March 13, 2009, 12:38:20 AM
I love Mobile Me.  Whenever I put something on my iCalendar or in my address book, it automatically synchs it to my iPhone and other computer.  Amazing.
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Post by: bk on March 13, 2009, 12:39:00 AM
Try changing the pixels, maybe that's how to get it bigger.
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Post by: George on March 13, 2009, 12:43:14 AM
Try changing the pixels, maybe that's how to get it bigger.

The original picture was bigger, but when I uploaded it as an avatar, it was resized to be the small size by HHW.
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Post by: George on March 13, 2009, 12:44:38 AM
Let me try hot-linking a different and much larger picture from my MySpace account to see what that does.
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Post by: bk on March 13, 2009, 12:47:12 AM
Okay, I'll wait.
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Post by: bk on March 13, 2009, 12:47:27 AM
Hot links sounds good right about now.
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Post by: George on March 13, 2009, 12:48:32 AM
Well, that's interesting.  The picture displays at the 65x65 pixel size, but if you right click (on a PC) and view the properties, it does show that it's linked from my MySpace photo album and if you save the picture, it's the full size picture: 600x450 pixels.
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Post by: George on March 13, 2009, 12:50:34 AM
I would think (hope?) that there must be some sort of administrative setting where you could set or change what size avatars are allowed to be.
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Post by: bk on March 13, 2009, 12:55:52 AM
I think that's what Mark did, but it obviously didn't work.
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Post by: Matthew on March 13, 2009, 01:01:07 AM
bk, I'm MDing "Leader of the Pack" next fall, any chance of getting THAT transfered to CD?  :)
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Post by: George on March 13, 2009, 01:02:11 AM
Well, I changed the picture one last time.  I took the MySpace (600x450) picture and changed the size to 450x450 and uploaded it to my personal Photobucket account.  I linked that picture as my avatar but it still displays as 65x65 pixels here on the board.  However, when I go to update my profile, the picture that is displayed there is 450x450.  Weird, huh?
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Post by: bk on March 13, 2009, 01:03:01 AM
bk, I'm MDing "Leader of the Pack" next fall, any chance of getting THAT transfered to CD?  :)


Can't remember what label it was on.
Title: Re: GOOD ACTOR!
Post by: bk on March 13, 2009, 01:03:27 AM
I removed the repeated post.
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Post by: Matthew on March 13, 2009, 01:10:13 AM
bk, I'm MDing "Leader of the Pack" next fall, any chance of getting THAT transfered to CD?  :)


Can't remember what label it was on.

Elektra
Title: Re: GOOD ACTOR!
Post by: George on March 13, 2009, 01:10:22 AM
bk, I'm MDing "Leader of the Pack" next fall, any chance of getting THAT transfered to CD?  :)

Can't remember what label it was on.

Elektra.
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Post by: George on March 13, 2009, 01:10:40 AM
Jinks! ;D
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Post by: Matthew on March 13, 2009, 01:13:09 AM
Jinks! ;D

HA!!!  And the Cast Album Database seemed to be down! 
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Post by: George on March 13, 2009, 01:18:42 AM
Jinks! ;D

HA!!!  And the Cast Album Database seemed to be down! 

That's where I first tried to look, too.
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Post by: George on March 13, 2009, 01:37:59 AM
Right now, I'm making a DVD of "Light in the Piazza" that I recorded on TCM.  I also have the musical version "The Light in the Piazza" from PBS on my DVD burner and will make a DVD of that soon. :)
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Post by: George on March 13, 2009, 01:39:09 AM
Last night before I came home, I stopped at a local video rental place and bought a used copy of "Burn After Reading." 
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Post by: George on March 13, 2009, 01:39:24 AM
And now, to bed.
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Post by: George on March 13, 2009, 01:40:18 AM
However...
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Post by: George on March 13, 2009, 01:40:33 AM
...since we're so close...
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Post by: George on March 13, 2009, 01:40:53 AM
PAGE 2 LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA (the musical) DANCE!!

(http://johnandrandy.com/resources/LightInThePiazza.jpg)
Title: Re: GOOD ACTOR!
Post by: George on March 13, 2009, 01:42:38 AM
Good night, all.
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Post by: DAW on March 13, 2009, 01:58:05 AM
Re: photos from last night...

Love that Gabe!!!!   :)

DR SwishySarah looks fantastic!!!   Glad your recital went well.
Title: Re: GOOD ACTOR!
Post by: DAW on March 13, 2009, 04:43:50 AM
bk is on a buttered roll with his notes!  Another bullseye!!    :)
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Post by: DAW on March 13, 2009, 04:45:33 AM
May I just say that the DRs here are a really swell bunch?

I am frequently overwhelmed with the acts of kindness and generosity that go on here.  And there are many that occur invisibly.

:-*
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 13, 2009, 04:49:33 AM
Lovely photos last evening......babies and girlies.
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 13, 2009, 04:50:17 AM
Another set of lively notes.  Very interesting.  And of course the YOUNG LOVE pilot is included on the Season Five Set of The Doris Day Show.
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 13, 2009, 04:51:00 AM
Working today.  Oh well.

TOD:

DVD - Cash McCall
CD - Connie Stevens
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 13, 2009, 04:51:19 AM
DR GEORGE is going to be sent home from school if he wears his makeup like that to class.
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Post by: DAW on March 13, 2009, 04:55:10 AM
DR GEORGE is going to be sent home from school if he wears his makeup like that to class.

Well, his new avatar is certainly.... distinctive.    :D
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Post by: DAW on March 13, 2009, 04:55:28 AM
Yeah, that's the ticket.
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Post by: DAW on March 13, 2009, 04:56:08 AM
Working today. 

Well, give DC Merlin a hug from me!    :)
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Post by: Michael on March 13, 2009, 04:57:29 AM
I have been watching on a recommendation from a friend a TV series called Dante's Cove.

The best way to describe it is an omni-sexual (mostly gay) soap opera. A combination of Dark Shadows, Melrose Place, Sex in the City, Queer as Folks. The writing and acting is bad. The scenery is gorgeous. (It is filmed in Turks and Caicos)

The Dark Shadows building blocks are there

A curse man who is over two hundred years old. (Barnabas)
The woman who cursed him. (Angelique)
The cursed man's unwilling helper (Willie)
The object of the cursed man obssession (Victoria) instead of a woman it's a man.
The boyfriend of the above character (different characters)

It is like watching a train wreck (I know it's a cliche, but I think it really fits)

I watched episdoe 1 (pilot and 2) They are both 90 minutes or so.

Here is a poster for season 2

(http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/image-library/port/376/c/cove.jpg)
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Post by: DAW on March 13, 2009, 05:03:42 AM
Dante's Cove.

Love your description of it, DR Michael S.!!!!  :D

DR Matt H. has posted about this in some detail.
Title: Re: GOOD ACTOR!
Post by: elmore3003 on March 13, 2009, 05:22:55 AM
Good morning, all! Last night around 8:30-8:45 I received a rather unnerving phone call that really burned my ass. I was so angry about it that I couldn't sleep, and I slept uneasily the whole night. When the alarm went off at 7 this morning, my impulse was to stay in bed but I need to get to Toyland ASAP, finish the Piano-Vocal edits and meet with my colleague Curtis on how we should deal with the situation. Oy!

When I return home, I have cello and bass parts to finish for Act One Scene Three of Mr Loesser's mighty score and begin layouts for Mr Ron Raines' concert. I need to invoice since I've got my health insurance premium due at the moment. I hope to spend most of the weekend on concert work and the Babes In Toyland libretto.

DR George, I love you but your avatar creeps me out.

TOD:
  DVD: Our Mututal Friend, Bleak House
  CD: Maggie Flynn, Bless the Bride, Tchaikovsky Symphony 5, Coppelia
  VCR: Military customs

Title: Re: GOOD ACTOR!
Post by: Jrand70 on March 13, 2009, 05:25:15 AM
Working today. 

Well, give DC Merlin a hug from me!    :)

I will do so.  Thanks.  Off to work. 
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Post by: DAW on March 13, 2009, 05:25:28 AM
***VIBES OF PEACE AND COMFORT***
to our dear DR elmore3003!!!!
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Post by: DAW on March 13, 2009, 05:27:28 AM
Off to work. 

I think DR JRand58 should log into HHW from work and invite his customers to leave us random cosmic messages.   :D
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Post by: DAW on March 13, 2009, 05:35:13 AM
Maybe we will get unexpected Words of Wisdom.      8)
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Post by: DAW on March 13, 2009, 05:36:41 AM
"Mother of God, is this the end of Rico?"

(http://www.5pointstrilogy.com/RicoWeb.jpg)
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Post by: DAW on March 13, 2009, 05:39:39 AM
(http://gaypriderockland.org/art_exhibit/Gradisher-1-A-Good-Actor.jpg)
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on March 13, 2009, 05:43:23 AM
MEdia Check:

iPod:  NEW FACES OF 1952, David Benoit - JAZZ FOR PEANUTS, something called WEST SIDE STORY:  THE ORIGINAL SCORE

Tivo:  HAROLD AND MAUDE, a couple of episodes of WHATEVER, MARTHA

DVD:  PINNOCHIO
Title: Re: GOOD ACTOR!
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on March 13, 2009, 05:55:25 AM
And the word of the day is: MATHEMATICASTER!

And The Song Of The Day Is: INCHWORM
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Post by: FJL on March 13, 2009, 06:23:07 AM
Comforting vibes to elmore.

Experiencing a momentary lull (and therefore also a monetary lull) in the flow of returns, so i'll start keching up from Monday on.
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Post by: FJL on March 13, 2009, 06:24:07 AM
Is 1900 a milestone?  If so, congrats to Arnold!
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Post by: Sam on March 13, 2009, 06:31:35 AM
Good morning everyone.  I'm off to work in 5 minutes.  Just wanted to see if it was possible to read BK's notes before I leave. NOT.

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Post by: Sam on March 13, 2009, 06:32:42 AM
Dear George,   Thanks for the parody book,  I'll have to find it. 
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Post by: Sam on March 13, 2009, 06:34:02 AM
The avatars are so much fun. 
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Post by: DAW on March 13, 2009, 06:34:07 AM
Is 1900 a milestone? 

I don't know.   But it was a very good year!   :)
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Post by: Ben on March 13, 2009, 06:35:46 AM
"Mother of God, is this the end of Rico?"

(http://www.5pointstrilogy.com/RicoWeb.jpg)

You changed the picture!
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Post by: DAW on March 13, 2009, 06:41:12 AM
You changed the picture!

Less graphic.    :)
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Post by: elmore3003 on March 13, 2009, 06:52:01 AM
Is 1900 a milestone?  If so, congrats to Arnold!

It was certainly an interesting year! Greetings from Toyland.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on March 13, 2009, 06:52:53 AM
What happened in 1900 that made it so interesting?
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Post by: DAW on March 13, 2009, 06:59:13 AM
What happened in 1900 that made it so interesting?

Well, for one thing, DR elmore3003 graduated from college!     ;)
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Post by: elmore3003 on March 13, 2009, 07:00:17 AM
What happened in 1900 that made it so interesting?

Well, it was the start of the Twentieth Century! And you know where that unfortunate movement led.
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Post by: elmore3003 on March 13, 2009, 07:01:16 AM
What happened in 1900 that made it so interesting?

Well, for one thing, DR elmore3003 graduated from college!     ;)

And wasn't it also the year of your last sexual experience? I read that on a wall somewhere.
Title: Re: GOOD ACTOR!
Post by: elmore3003 on March 13, 2009, 07:05:14 AM
I cannot stay here and exchange pleasantries with our DR singdaw or whatever the hell his new nom de plume may be. I've got calls of a similar nature to make elsewhere.
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Post by: DAW on March 13, 2009, 07:06:18 AM
And wasn't it also the year of your last sexual experience?

Define "experience."     :)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 13, 2009, 07:21:57 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up... And I'm already at the rehearsal studio.  Should be a fun morning: Roger de Bris and Carmen Ghia.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 13, 2009, 07:22:35 AM
And wasn't it also the year of your last sexual experience?

Define "experience."     :)

With or without someone else?  -Or someones as the case may be?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 13, 2009, 07:24:00 AM
DR elmore - I hope you and Curtis are able to work out what needs working out.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 13, 2009, 07:25:29 AM
Ten minutes to the start of rehearsal - guess I should look at this music again.  ;)

Laters...
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Post by: Charles Pogue on March 13, 2009, 07:29:11 AM
BK, guess we'll have to start calling you BKGA, Bruce Kimmel Good Actor.  Caught John Pleshette on a rerun of Curb Your Enthusiasm last night.  You'll be happy to know he's gotten rather puffy and pot-bellied.  No Abs of Steel.  Again, great tales.  Didn't Bobby Hoffman later become a casting director?  The Lovely Wife says do not eat too much crab Louis at lunch today.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 13, 2009, 07:30:54 AM
Right now, I'm making a DVD of "Light in the Piazza" that I recorded on TCM.  I also have the musical version "The Light in the Piazza" from PBS on my DVD burner and will make a DVD of that soon. :)

I set my DVR to catch that broadcast, too, and I was watching when it started, and there are SO many digital artifacts (and the print they used was less than optimum, too) that I knew I wouldn't enjoy watching the movie on a homemade DVD. This is definitely a film that's going to require an anamoirphic transfer to get the best possible chance at decent picture quality. So I stopped the recording and just deleted it.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 13, 2009, 07:33:51 AM
Dante's Cove.

Love your description of it, DR Michael S.!!!!  :D

DR Matt H. has posted about this in some detail.

Yes, I have. And I have the season 3 set sitting on the counter amid huge stacks of other unopened DVDs. When I'll find the time to watch any of them is another story.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 13, 2009, 07:35:51 AM
Good morning!

It's a dreary, bleak day here. Very cold and started raining an hour or so ago, so it's the antithesis of the summer weather we've been having. Supposed to be like this all weekend. Yuck!
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Post by: Matt H. on March 13, 2009, 07:37:35 AM
On TV Tonight!™

CBS - GHOST WHISPERER, FLASHPOINT, NUMB3RS
NBC - HOWIE DO IT, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, DATELINE
ABC - reality shows, 20/20
FOX - SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES, DOLLHOUSE
SCI - BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
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Post by: Matt H. on March 13, 2009, 07:40:05 AM
Friday Media Check:

CD - THE FULL MONTY (OCR)

DVD - ANDY RICHTER CONTROLS THE UNIVERSE
         THE YELLOW ROLLS-ROYCE
         BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID

DVR - Wednesday night's LAW & ORDER
         WEdnesday night's CSI: NY
         Thursday night's SMALLVILLE
         Thursday night's SUPERNATURAL
         Thursday night's THE OFFICE/ 30 ROCK
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Post by: DAW on March 13, 2009, 07:41:30 AM
Will Chase and Malcolm Gets record The Story of My Life today.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 13, 2009, 07:42:43 AM
Because we are in the midst of the ACC Basketball tournament, none of the CBS shows tonight are being shown in their regular timeslots for me. The CBS affiliate will broadcast them in the wee small hours of the morning (but not in HD which REALLY makes me furious). So, the only TV I'll be watching tonight will be shows on the DVR (in HD) recorded earlier this week.

I also missed yesterday's AS THE WORLD TURNS since the tournament preempted afternoon programming, too. I think the affiliate will play those shows during the early morning hours during the weekend.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 13, 2009, 07:44:37 AM
My work project today (and maybe into tomorrow) is the TV box set for ANDY RICHTER CONTROLS THE UNIVERSE. It only ran one half season, and NBC didn't show all of the episodes. I think I watched about five or six of these when the show was on. The box contains the entirety of the filmed episodes. It was kind of fun, so I'll look forward to seeing it again and also the unaired episodes which will be new to me.
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Post by: DAW on March 13, 2009, 07:55:01 AM
Roger de Bris and Carmen Ghia.

It should be a gay old time!
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Post by: MBarnum on March 13, 2009, 07:55:58 AM
BK, today's notes are my all time favorite! Thanks for sharing and I look forward to reading more of yesteryear Bruce stories!
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Post by: MBarnum on March 13, 2009, 07:59:37 AM
And I keep forgetting to extend my welcome to new DR Sam! You will love it here, if you don't already, that is.
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Post by: Ginny on March 13, 2009, 08:00:28 AM
Friday morning greetings!  With it being Friday the 13th and with the full moon we've had this week, I sure am glad not to have to work at the library today!
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Post by: Druxy on March 13, 2009, 08:05:59 AM
John Pleschete?

There was a character actor back in the 1940s-50s with the same name.  He was short, stocky, usually played cops or heavies.

Any relation?
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Post by: Matt H. on March 13, 2009, 08:18:23 AM
Heading down now to get cleaned up to go out on my usual Friday errands. The miserable weather and temps make it a daunting task today.

WBBL.
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Post by: bk on March 13, 2009, 08:41:09 AM
Pogue, I saw him on that episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm - he gave me the willies, but he was sort of perfect for the part.  Bobby Hoffman did indeed become a casting director.
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Post by: bk on March 13, 2009, 08:41:24 AM
Druxy - different person entirely.
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Post by: bk on March 13, 2009, 08:42:06 AM
I'm up, I think the sky is blue but I keep forgetting it's really seven-thirty so the sun hasn't had time to give off any heat yet.
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Post by: Jane on March 13, 2009, 08:42:30 AM
Darn, I missed our lovely DR Swishy Sarah.

Gabe sure is a cutie!
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Post by: Jane on March 13, 2009, 08:43:45 AM
DR Druxy we use Skype to talk with our boys.  All I know is how to open & close it. If you have any question's I can't answer I will ask Keith.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 13, 2009, 08:51:37 AM
Roger de Bris and Carmen Ghia.

It should be a gay old time!

And it was.  It was most certainly was.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 13, 2009, 08:57:07 AM
And, yes, my morning rehearsal is now completed.  :)

And now I need to run a few errands during my lunch break - which is actually and "afternoon break", since we don't start back up until 7:00 tonight.

Laters...
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Post by: bk on March 13, 2009, 08:58:34 AM
I'm tired.
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Post by: DAW on March 13, 2009, 09:02:35 AM
I'm tired.

(http://www.gktire-kansas.com/html/tire_fair.jpg)
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Post by: DAW on March 13, 2009, 09:05:56 AM
Maybe DR Ginny can tell us if being retired makes you tired.
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Post by: Matthew on March 13, 2009, 09:10:47 AM
Speaking of tired, I have NOT been able to adjust to this years bout with Daylight Savings time.  Usually there is never a problem, but this year, not so much.  Can't fall asleep early and can't get up early.  Is there a drug or something to help people over this hump??  LOL
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Post by: Jennifer on March 13, 2009, 09:15:03 AM
I also really enjoyed UGLY BETTY last night and thought Christine Baranski was great.

I will definitely miss this show after next week.
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Post by: Jennifer on March 13, 2009, 09:16:57 AM
Vibes to DR elmore! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~``
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Post by: Jennifer on March 13, 2009, 09:18:45 AM
How crazy to see DR Swishy all grown up! Nice pic!
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Post by: Jennifer on March 13, 2009, 09:19:14 AM
I am looking forward to tonight's GHOST WHISPERER and THE CLOSER (season 3).
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Post by: Jane on March 13, 2009, 09:19:24 AM
Yes, vibes DR elmore.  I hope your morning has improved.
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Post by: Laura on March 13, 2009, 09:20:11 AM
(((((Elmore)))))


Give 'em hell!
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Post by: Ginny on March 13, 2009, 09:20:25 AM
Maybe DR Ginny can tell us if being retired makes you tired.

One of the things I like most is NOT being tired all the time.

And, DR Matthew, we've had trouble adjusting to the time change, too.
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Post by: Laura on March 13, 2009, 09:27:46 AM
BK, I've seen the Happy Days episode you spoke of but none of the Partridge Family episodes. I thought you were great in the Happy Days episode.

Well, I'm sure I've seen the Partridge Family episodes, but I would have been about 12 at the time, so I don't remember them.
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Post by: DAW on March 13, 2009, 09:28:36 AM
Is there a drug or something to help people over this hump?? 

I've heard of frequent business travelers using melatonin (http://thetravelinsider.info/2002/0517.htm) to ease the effects of jet lag, but I have no idea if it really works.
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Post by: Jennifer on March 13, 2009, 09:31:13 AM
Another very interesting NOTES!
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Post by: Jennifer on March 13, 2009, 09:31:47 AM
Btw, is anyone else having as much trouble as i am with the time change?

For some reason i cannot fall asleep at night (till like midnight). And i keep struggling in the mornings!
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Post by: Jennifer on March 13, 2009, 09:33:11 AM
In my PVR:

last night's Smallville, Hell's Kitchen
wed's Life

DVDs:

The library has been getting a lot of newer movies (and they are free).

Wall-E
Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants 2

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Post by: Laura on March 13, 2009, 09:35:32 AM
In my PVR:


PVR?   Dang, they've gone and invented something else new!
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Post by: DAW on March 13, 2009, 09:41:45 AM
PVR?   Dang, they've gone and invented something else new!

Parallel Velcro Recliner
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Post by: Jennifer on March 13, 2009, 09:44:44 AM
In my PVR:


PVR?   Dang, they've gone and invented something else new!

That's not exactly what i have. But i just wanted to use a term that might be understood.

Here the system is called Illico.  It's not a Dvd recorder. It's a system that records to a unit for that specific tv only (but not on a disk).
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 13, 2009, 09:58:35 AM
I am home - I am not feeling well.  That is all....EXCEPT thanks to DR JOSE for sending a lovely Theatre Care Package to me.

Such exciting and interesting goodies, I shall look at them this afternoon - making me feel better - since the other item I got in the mail made me feel worse - an additional IRS tax levy for 2007.  I looked it over, wrote the check, and mailed it.  Not sure how that happened, but what can I say?  It's only $466.   Whew!
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Post by: DAW on March 13, 2009, 10:01:01 AM
So sorry to hear that, DR JRand58.

May your speedy recovery commence immediately.     :)
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Post by: Charles Pogue on March 13, 2009, 10:01:06 AM
Druxy,

There was another actor name John Pleschette (not sure of the spelling) stocky, balding...lots of heavies, cowboy black hats, and cops.  But I first became aware of him on a show in the early sixties, where he played a good guy-- a tough heart-of-gold sergeant in the Civil War (Union side, I think).  The series, if I recall, was called THE AMERICANS, and starred...hmmm...was it Daryll Hickman and Dick Davalos as two brothers who went off to fight in the Civil War on opposite sides.  One week would be an episode about the Union brother (Hickman?); the following week about the Confederate brother (Davalos?).  It came out during the Civil War Centennial craze and was very short-lived.
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Post by: Charles Pogue on March 13, 2009, 10:09:21 AM
Boy, my memory is pretty good.  I just check The Americans out on IMDB and got the principals actors right and which sides their characters were on in the war.  But I think the actor Druxy and I are thinking about is John Doucette, close to Pleschette...but no cigar.  At least he was the actor I was thinking about.  His character got killed after two episodes.  John McIntyre and Slim Pickens were also in the series.

John Pleschette is, I believe, married to Lynn Pleschette, a respected Hollywood literary agent.
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Post by: DAW on March 13, 2009, 10:17:31 AM
XM Sirius plans to make its offerings available on iPhones and iPod Touches.
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Post by: bk on March 13, 2009, 10:22:12 AM
Listening to Illya Darling in show order - much better!
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on March 13, 2009, 10:22:13 AM
Roger de Bris and Carmen Ghia.

It should be a gay old time!

But was it also a Yabba-dabba-doo time?
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Post by: DAW on March 13, 2009, 10:25:41 AM
But was it also a Yabba-dabba-doo time?

You betcha!

(http://tbn3.google.com/images?q=tbn:m_DT5peiOwLltM:http://www.tvacres.com/images/dino.jpg)
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Post by: DAW on March 13, 2009, 10:26:35 AM
With the new board, I haven't been able to figure out a way to make images go anything other than right to left.
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Post by: DAW on March 13, 2009, 10:27:10 AM
Oh, and thanks, bk, for at least trying to get the avatar size situation straightened out!   :-\
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Post by: Druxy on March 13, 2009, 10:34:41 AM
Druxy - different person entirely.

I know they are different.  Thought they might be related.
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Post by: Druxy on March 13, 2009, 10:36:03 AM
DR Druxy we use Skype to talk with our boys.  All I know is how to open & close it. If you have any question's I can't answer I will ask Keith.

Enjoyed our video chat.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 13, 2009, 10:39:18 AM
Good Afternoon!

I'm currently having lunch at a place called "CRAVE". My Fish Taco Salad should be on my table momentarily. I just ended up here since I decided to drive around a bit and do some exploring. The place looked interesting.

*The restaurant's logo also caught my eye. There is a large "fork" going through the name. Consequently, I originally thought the place was named "GRAVE".  ;) www.cravemtp.com
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Post by: Druxy on March 13, 2009, 10:43:32 AM
Boy, my memory is pretty good.  I just check The Americans out on IMDB and got the principals actors right and which sides their characters were on in the war.  But I think the actor Druxy and I are thinking about is John Doucette, close to Pleschette...but no cigar.  At least he was the actor I was thinking about.  His character got killed after two episodes.  John McIntyre and Slim Pickens were also in the series.

John Pleschette is, I believe, married to Lynn Pleschette, a respected Hollywood literary agent.

You are absolutely right.  My mistake.

One film I recall him in is THE TRUE STORY OF JESSE JAMES w/ Robert Wagner.  He played the sheriff of Northfield, MN.

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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 13, 2009, 10:46:48 AM
DR JRand - Glad to hear that your theatrical care package arrived in a timely manner. If I happened to send any duplicates, you can always put them up on e-Bay. ;)

~~~~~HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER SOON VIBES TO YOU~~~~~
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Post by: DAW on March 13, 2009, 10:51:23 AM
I'm currently having lunch at a place called "CRAVE".

The entree special sounds good! 

Blackened cod with fresh peaches, pickled red onions and goat cheese served over baby arugula with west coast arpeniquna olive oil.
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Post by: DAW on March 13, 2009, 10:52:42 AM
Northfield, MN.

Home of St. Olaf College and Carleton College!
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Post by: elmore3003 on March 13, 2009, 10:54:10 AM
DR elmore - I hope you and Curtis are able to work out what needs working out.

Moi aussi!Thanks for the good wishes. Actually, I've spoken today to several people on the project whose advice I respect a lot and I think things will be fine as long as I don't let madness and petty rudeness get to me.
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Post by: elmore3003 on March 13, 2009, 10:57:27 AM
Yes, vibes DR elmore.  I hope your morning has improved.

What's killing me is that I am dying to spill the beans and I cannot!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 13, 2009, 10:58:59 AM
Time for some more exploring.

Laters...
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Post by: DAW on March 13, 2009, 11:00:56 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51F6TTA80BL._SL500_AA280_.jpg)
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Post by: JMK on March 13, 2009, 11:08:04 AM
DR elmore - I hope you and Curtis are able to work out what needs working out.

Moi aussi!I think things will be fine as long as I don't let madness and petty rudeness get to me.

Are Jose and MB involved in this project?  ;)
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Post by: DAW on March 13, 2009, 11:18:09 AM
Are Jose and MB involved

A long distance HHW romance!   :D

That's how rumors get started...   ;)
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Post by: elmore3003 on March 13, 2009, 11:22:33 AM
DR elmore - I hope you and Curtis are able to work out what needs working out.

Moi aussi!I think things will be fine as long as I don't let madness and petty rudeness get to me.

Are Jose and MB involved in this project?  ;)

They're only a few of my critics I tolerate.
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Post by: vixmom on March 13, 2009, 11:26:09 AM
Hello all!

Yesterday the ENT doctor's assistant called and apologized for the doctor not calling me back.  Apparently his appouintments ran late and he had to run out for a meeting

so I  did a little grocery shopping and then went to the public library and took out a couple of books the Ann Rice "Christ the Lord" books.  I read a few chapters of the first one 'Out of Egypt"

Then I ate a little spaghetti with meat sauce and took a short nap

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Post by: vixmom on March 13, 2009, 11:35:05 AM
The Vixter woke me around 6:15 and we got ready to go to the high school for the 7 PM curtain of High School Musical

The auditorium was packed which is unusual for the Thursday night show - and it was full of students not just theusual parents ans siblings that show up

I have never seen the Disney TV movie so I wasn't sure what to expect.  It was fun.  The kids were all pretty good and a couple of the boys who were playing the basketball players (The Vixetr told me they really were on the basketball team)  must have studied gymnastics at some point  because they did some very cool backflips and one handed handstands that had the crowd cheering

We got home at 9 and I got a can in as I knew I didn;t get enough calories during the day and then I settled down to watch ER.

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Post by: vixmom on March 13, 2009, 11:37:04 AM
This morning I woke at 6 and got the Vixter and Vixdad's lunches made and sent them out the door and then fell back asleep a littel after 8 and slept until after 11.

I hope I haven't made a mistake by scheduling myself back at work next week 


Oh well time will tell
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Post by: vixmom on March 13, 2009, 11:39:39 AM
The ENT doctor called a little while ago and said he could put the a tube in my ear right in his office - they gave me an appointment for March 26 which was a little disappointing I was hoping to get it done sooner rather than later but I really like this doctor and I don't  want to see anyone else
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Post by: vixmom on March 13, 2009, 11:41:17 AM
(((ELMORE))))


I hope all your issues are resolved in your favor!

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Post by: vixmom on March 13, 2009, 11:42:17 AM
~~~~FEEL BETTER VIBES FOR JRAND~~~~
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Post by: vixmom on March 13, 2009, 11:42:55 AM
Congratulations on your win Cilla!  That Gabe is a cutie!
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on March 13, 2009, 11:46:51 AM
BK

Thank You! My "Sparkling" package arrived Today and it is Wonderful !

Mucho Gracias !
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Post by: JMK on March 13, 2009, 11:58:00 AM
These absurd new messages eBay gives you when you bid got me to wondering.  If first bidders get "Congrats, you're the first bidder.  Hope you win!," what do second bidders get?  "Is that an "L" for Loser stamped on your forehead?"
Title: Re: GOOD ACTOR!
Post by: George on March 13, 2009, 12:11:56 PM
Good morning, all! Last night around 8:30-8:45 I received a rather unnerving phone call that really burned my ass. I was so angry about it that I couldn't sleep, and I slept uneasily the whole night. When the alarm went off at 7 this morning, my impulse was to stay in bed but I need to get to Toyland ASAP, finish the Piano-Vocal edits and meet with my colleague Curtis on how we should deal with the situation. Oy!

~~~Vibes for DR Elmore!!~~~
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Post by: George on March 13, 2009, 12:12:22 PM
DR George, I love you but your avatar creeps me out.

Don't worry...I'll change it soon. :)
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Post by: George on March 13, 2009, 12:12:39 PM
DR GEORGE is going to be sent home from school if he wears his makeup like that to class.

Well, his new avatar is certainly.... distinctive.    :D

If you only knew! ;)
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Post by: bk on March 13, 2009, 12:15:30 PM
Back from the long jog - very nice day out.
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Post by: bk on March 13, 2009, 12:16:28 PM
Listening to CDs and doing some work on the computer.  Then I'll shave and shower, then helper will be here to finish the postage stuff, then I'll be on my way to judge Miss Morrow's AMDA class.
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Post by: bk on March 13, 2009, 12:17:16 PM
Welcome sixteen GUESTS!  Most GUESTS we've had since the new version of the board. 
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Post by: DAW on March 13, 2009, 12:31:24 PM
I see GUESTS, but I don't see POSTS.     :)
Title: Re: GOOD ACTOR!
Post by: MBarnum on March 13, 2009, 12:32:16 PM
Well, I am definately not going to Los Angeles in April as planned. And I just can't afford it right now. And I was looking so foward to seeing Mamie Van Doren in the flesh.
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Post by: DAW on March 13, 2009, 12:32:34 PM
DR vixmom - good news, but sorry you have to wait so long.  Did you ask if you could be put on a list for notification of a cancellation?
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Post by: DAW on March 13, 2009, 12:33:09 PM
What a disappointment, DR MBarnum.  I am sorry.    :(
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Post by: George on March 13, 2009, 12:34:52 PM
Right now, I'm making a DVD of "Light in the Piazza" that I recorded on TCM.  I also have the musical version "The Light in the Piazza" from PBS on my DVD burner and will make a DVD of that soon. :)

I set my DVR to catch that broadcast, too, and I was watching when it started, and there are SO many digital artifacts (and the print they used was less than optimum, too) that I knew I wouldn't enjoy watching the movie on a homemade DVD. This is definitely a film that's going to require an anamoirphic transfer to get the best possible chance at decent picture quality. So I stopped the recording and just deleted it.

I noticed the artifacts also, but they lessened as the movie went on.  I figured that it's going to be a long time before it is released on DVD (if ever), and I wanted the movie, especially since I'm also making a DVD of the PBS musical. :)
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Post by: bk on March 13, 2009, 12:36:23 PM
elmore, spill the damn beans.
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Post by: bk on March 13, 2009, 12:36:34 PM
MBarnum, you simply must come out.
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Post by: MBarnum on March 13, 2009, 12:36:39 PM
Well, the good news is that we won't have to be taking as big of a pay cut now...insteads of 16 furlough days between March and June, we now only have to take 6.

Sadly, my car needs 4 new tires and my refrigerator is making the most unpleasant noises...so I see some big payments in the near future.

I do wish that I had not already purchased my plane tickets, however.
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Post by: bk on March 13, 2009, 12:36:46 PM
And I mean that in the nicest possible way.
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Post by: bk on March 13, 2009, 12:37:29 PM
I think motels and hotels are pretty cheap during this particular time.
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Post by: elmore3003 on March 13, 2009, 12:38:59 PM
Well, the todays postal delivery cheered me up: Steven Suskin's book on Broadway orchestration. I'm resisting my initial impulse to spend the rest of the day reading it and doing nothing else.

I need a nap.

Poor Mikey, no El Lay for you?
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Post by: George on March 13, 2009, 12:45:06 PM
Listening to Illya Darling in show order - much better!

Nice! ;D
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Post by: Laura on March 13, 2009, 12:48:24 PM
PVR?   Dang, they've gone and invented something else new!

Parallel Velcro Recliner

Thanks for clearing that up, DAW.
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Post by: Laura on March 13, 2009, 12:52:53 PM
In local new:
The jurors report they have verdicts on 85 of the 87 counts against the "Serial Shooter."
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Post by: elmore3003 on March 13, 2009, 01:04:36 PM
elmore, spill the damn beans.

I'm not being coy. I said too much already.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 13, 2009, 01:10:42 PM
Good Afternoon!

I need a nap.  Well, I would like to take a nap.  Instead, however, I believe I will head out shortly and take a brief walk.  Then I'll nap.  ;)

In the meantime...
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 13, 2009, 01:12:21 PM
DR MBarnum - I'm sorry you had to cancel your trip to L.A. -Are your plane tickets refundable?  Even partially?  You may want to check with your credit card company to see if they automatically offer any sort of travel insurance.  Otherwise, the airline should be able to provide you with some sort of credit that you could apply to a future trip.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 13, 2009, 01:13:03 PM
It couldn't be a more miserable day here. Well, I guess it could be if it were sleeting and the roads were impassable. Otherwise, it's cold and wet and just awful. The rain has stopped for the moment (it was just misting when I came out of the grocery store), but it's just SO different from earlier in the week when I was tempted to wear shorts and a short sleeve shirt. Not today!
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Post by: Matt H. on March 13, 2009, 01:16:07 PM
I watched Wednesday night's CSI: NY while I ate lunch. Robert Gant was the primary guest star, and he was very effective. Loved seeing him on the show. I think producers are foolish for not snapping him up to be a regular on some series.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 13, 2009, 01:18:29 PM
Then, I began watching ANDY RICHTER CONTROLS THE UNIVERSE. I got 7 episodes watched this afternoon. (There are 19 in all; the show ran part of two seasons). It started out as a Walter Mitty-type show, but there are fewer flights of fancy as the series has progressed. Now it's just a quirky comedy.

And it didn't run on NBC; it was a Fox series.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 13, 2009, 01:19:13 PM
So...My first 48 hours in Charleston have most certainly been "full".

After I got in Wednesday afternoon, I went ahead and headed to Harris Teeter to stock up on groceries and stuff for the apartment. As luck would have it, almost all of the food items I needed and wanted to buy were on sale or were part of some sort of "VIC" ("Very Important Customer") special.  I managed to save about $40 off the regular prices. The company also provided me with a bunch of the basic cleaning supplies, and it was nice just to bypass those aisles.

I'm still without cable TV or internet at the apartment, but they're supposed to be installed Tuesday morning - which really isn't that far away.  Thankfully, a couple of the Resident Artists have apartments equipped with DVRs, so I'll be able to watch my usual line-up of shows somehow or another.  -Although, at this point, the only two shows that are "must-see, must-not-miss" for me are "Lost" and "Ugly Betty".  -And I can also watch both of those online.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 13, 2009, 01:20:50 PM
I also listened to the commentaries with two of the episodes on disc one. The first commentary was for the pilot, and it was interesting hearing how various people got cast and what scenes were shot and cut. The third episode on the disc (I don't think the episodes are in the order of production) also had a commentary, but it was less interesting; Richter and the show's creator/head writer had pretty much shot their wad on the pilot as far as comments.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 13, 2009, 01:21:17 PM
It couldn't be a more miserable day here. Well, I guess it could be if it were sleeting and the roads were impassable. Otherwise, it's cold and wet and just awful. The rain has stopped for the moment (it was just misting when I came out of the grocery store), but it's just SO different from earlier in the week when I was tempted to wear shorts and a short sleeve shirt. Not today!

It's a bit "cooler" here today in Charleston too.  As was yesterday.  Rain is supposed to move in sometime tonight, but it should clear up by Tuesday.  -Which is perfect timing since, due to the performance schedule of the Resident Artists (RAs), will be my first almost-totally free/off day here in Charleston.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 13, 2009, 01:22:48 PM
I doubt I'll be able to finish the rest of the episodes tonight (though since I can't see GHOST WHISPERER and FLASHPOINT, I'll have all evening), but I'll go as far as I can and maybe stop around 10 and watch another show from the DVR; maybe SUPERNATURAL.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 13, 2009, 01:24:33 PM
It couldn't be a more miserable day here. Well, I guess it could be if it were sleeting and the roads were impassable. Otherwise, it's cold and wet and just awful. The rain has stopped for the moment (it was just misting when I came out of the grocery store), but it's just SO different from earlier in the week when I was tempted to wear shorts and a short sleeve shirt. Not today!



It's a bit "cooler" here today in Charleston too.  As was yesterday.  Rain is supposed to move in sometime tonight, but it should clear up by Tuesday.  -Which is perfect timing since, due to the performance schedule of the Resident Artists (RAs), will be my first almost-totally free/off day here in Charleston.

My brother and a couple of other relatives went to the Citadel, so Charleston and I are old friends. My first partner also lived there for quite a few years. One of my late aunts lived on the Isle of Palms.
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Post by: vixmom on March 13, 2009, 01:27:37 PM
Well, I am definately not going to Los Angeles in April as planned. And I just can't afford it right now. And I was looking so foward to seeing Mamie Van Doren in the flesh.

I am so sorry to hear this Mike.  I know how much you were looking forward to this trip
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 13, 2009, 01:28:58 PM
I did attend the "Director's Circle" opening night presentation of Picasso at the Lapin Agile last night.  It was a very good production of a very quirky play.  The RAs handled the script very well, and there were some very nice directorial touches too.

Since it was their "Director's Circle" night, they had a pre-show reception and a post-show reception. Wine, beer, soft drinks, and light hors d'oeuvres were served before the show.  After the show, there was more wine, beer, and soft drinks as well as a très grand brie en croute (with caramelized onions and picholine olives), paté de foie gras, lots of baguette slices with various spreads, as well as an omelet station and a crepe station.  -All French food to go with the French setting of the play.  Even the hors d'oeuvres were served on artist palettes.

*And the caterer tipped me off to a couple of her favorite restaurants too.
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Post by: vixmom on March 13, 2009, 01:29:45 PM
DR vixmom - good news, but sorry you have to wait so long.  Did you ask if you could be put on a list for notification of a cancellation?

Well I wanted to wait for an afternoon appointment as well since I am starting back to work next week I want as few interuptions to the schedule as possible.  I know I am going to have to take time off for various tests and things that have already been scheduled
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Post by: DakotaCelt on March 13, 2009, 01:32:09 PM
What happened in 1900 that made it so interesting?

Well, for one thing, DR elmore3003 graduated from college!     ;)

He is timeless ....
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Post by: DakotaCelt on March 13, 2009, 01:32:34 PM
I cannot stay here and exchange pleasantries with our DR singdaw or whatever the hell his new nom de plume may be. I've got calls of a similar nature to make elsewhere.

Norm de plume??? ;)
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Post by: DakotaCelt on March 13, 2009, 01:34:57 PM
Good day one and all!

Great notes bk!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 13, 2009, 01:36:35 PM
I did "discover" the Mount Pleasant Towne Centre (http://www.mtpleasanttownecentre.com/index.cfm) earlier this afternoon.  It's one of those malls that isn't set up like a traditional, enclosed mall, but would provide a better shopping experience if it was set up like a traditional enclosed mall.
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Post by: vixmom on March 13, 2009, 01:40:31 PM
I did attend the "Director's Circle" opening night presentation of Picasso at the Lapin Agile last night.  It was a very good production of a very quirky play.  The RAs handled the script very well, and there were some very nice directorial touches too.

Since it was their "Director's Circle" night, they had a pre-show reception and a post-show reception. Wine, beer, soft drinks, and light hors d'oeuvres were served before the show.  After the show, there was more wine, beer, and soft drinks as well as a très grand brie en croute (with caramelized onions and picholine olives), paté de foie gras, lots of baguette slices with various spreads, as well as an omelet station and a crepe station.  -All French food to go with the French setting of the play.  Even the hors d'oeuvres were served on artist palettes.

*And the caterer tipped me off to a couple of her favorite restaurants too.

That sounds like fun!  I would have been hovering around the crepe station.

 I remember back in the late 70's and early 80's when there were some restaurants called Le Crepe that I used to go to as often as I could.

There was one on Long Island in Massapequa  (home of the Baldwin boys, Jessica Hahn, Joey Buttafuco , Jerry Seinfeld and two of of my  former boyfriends amongst other notorious people ) and one in NYC (by the Met if I remember correctly)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 13, 2009, 01:41:41 PM
DR vixmom - I'm sure you'll be all set to head back to work on Monday.  -Will you be brown-bagging your lunch or "can"-ing it?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 13, 2009, 01:44:58 PM
I did attend the "Director's Circle" opening night presentation of Picasso at the Lapin Agile last night.  It was a very good production of a very quirky play.  The RAs handled the script very well, and there were some very nice directorial touches too.

Since it was their "Director's Circle" night, they had a pre-show reception and a post-show reception. Wine, beer, soft drinks, and light hors d'oeuvres were served before the show.  After the show, there was more wine, beer, and soft drinks as well as a très grand brie en croute (with caramelized onions and picholine olives), paté de foie gras, lots of baguette slices with various spreads, as well as an omelet station and a crepe station.  -All French food to go with the French setting of the play.  Even the hors d'oeuvres were served on artist palettes.

*And the caterer tipped me off to a couple of her favorite restaurants too.

That sounds like fun!  I remember back in the late 70's and early 80's when there were some restaurants called Le Crepe that I used to go to as often as I could.

There was one on Long Island in Massapequa  (home of the Baldwin boys, Jessica Hahn, Joey Buttafuco , Jerry Seinfeld and two of of my  former boyfriends amongst other notorious people ) and one in NYC (by the Met if I remember correctly)

The next time you're in the City, you may want to check out one of the locations of Creperie (http://www.creperienyc.com/).  They're basically order-at-the-counter and wait operations, but they make great crepes.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 13, 2009, 01:52:31 PM
OK... Time to walk, then nap.  Or just walk. or just nap.

Laters...
Title: Re: GOOD ACTOR!
Post by: vixmom on March 13, 2009, 01:55:06 PM
DR vixmom - I'm sure you'll be all set to head back to work on Monday.  -Will you be brown-bagging your lunch or "can"-ing it?

 I am only going to work 9 - 1 so I will not be having lunch at the office.  It takes me up to a half hour to eat a single piece of toast and sometimes I make the most unpleasant noises as I atttempt to swallow my food so I would not subject anyone to that.

I also would not subject anyone to watching me tube feed myself.  I think it looks gross and disgusting although both the Vixter and Vixdad have told me it's "cool".
Title: Re: GOOD ACTOR!
Post by: vixmom on March 13, 2009, 02:01:15 PM
I did attend the "Director's Circle" opening night presentation of Picasso at the Lapin Agile last night.  It was a very good production of a very quirky play.  The RAs handled the script very well, and there were some very nice directorial touches too.

Since it was their "Director's Circle" night, they had a pre-show reception and a post-show reception. Wine, beer, soft drinks, and light hors d'oeuvres were served before the show.  After the show, there was more wine, beer, and soft drinks as well as a très grand brie en croute (with caramelized onions and picholine olives), paté de foie gras, lots of baguette slices with various spreads, as well as an omelet station and a crepe station.  -All French food to go with the French setting of the play.  Even the hors d'oeuvres were served on artist palettes.

*And the caterer tipped me off to a couple of her favorite restaurants too.

That sounds like fun!  I remember back in the late 70's and early 80's when there were some restaurants called Le Crepe that I used to go to as often as I could.

There was one on Long Island in Massapequa  (home of the Baldwin boys, Jessica Hahn, Joey Buttafuco , Jerry Seinfeld and two of of my  former boyfriends amongst other notorious people ) and one in NYC (by the Met if I remember correctly)

The next time you're in the City, you may want to check out one of the locations of Creperie (http://www.creperienyc.com/).  They're basically order-at-the-counter and wait operations, but they make great crepes.

Once I can eat normally again I think I will have to visit there!  I do love well made crepes!

I have tried in the past to make them myself but I dontl seem to have the touch that keeps them from getting tough and rubbery.  Of course I haven't tried to make one in years- maybe I should think about trying it again....
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Post by: bk on March 13, 2009, 02:06:53 PM
Picked up a package and some mail and shall now shower.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 13, 2009, 02:09:22 PM
I'll write for a little while and then head back downstairs to continue with tonight's viewing.

WBBL.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on March 13, 2009, 02:10:27 PM
Congrats Cilla on your win....
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Post by: DakotaCelt on March 13, 2009, 02:12:14 PM
Vibes to Vixmom!!
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Post by: Kerry on March 13, 2009, 02:14:21 PM
Last night I was opening a jar of pickled herring, and while removing the sealed protective cover (as it is a well known fact that people try to poison pickled herring ---apparently), I spilled quite a bit of pickled herring juice on the floor of my kitchen.  The house was MOST fragrant for many hours.  OY!
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Post by: DakotaCelt on March 13, 2009, 02:15:36 PM
Media Check....

CD: Liz Calloway, The Chieftains and the soundtrack for Tristan and Isolde

VHS: Madness of George III (I will be watching Secret of Roan Inish later tonight)

DVD: The Far pavilions..... 

For some odd reason I am all of a sudden intrigued with British Colonial movies such as Jewel in the Crown, Flame Trees of Thika and others.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on March 13, 2009, 02:16:52 PM
When my nephew was young, he used to call pickled herring ..... Pickled Harry!
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Post by: DAW on March 13, 2009, 02:16:53 PM
DR Kerry, perhaps you should have picked a peck of pickled peppers instead.    ;)
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Post by: Laura on March 13, 2009, 02:24:09 PM
Trying to attract even MORE cats to your house, Kerry?
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Post by: td on March 13, 2009, 02:39:33 PM
If Kerry's house attracts more felines, will it become a cathouse?
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Post by: vixmom on March 13, 2009, 02:43:07 PM
Me: Good morning; (Name of church).
Telephone solicitor: May I speak to whoever is in charge there?
Me: God isn't able to take phone calls. But you don't need to go through me to talk to Him.
Telephone solicitor: Oh. Um. Ok.  (hangs up)



I love this Laura!!
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Post by: George on March 13, 2009, 02:52:49 PM
Me: Good morning; (Name of church).
Telephone solicitor: May I speak to whoever is in charge there?
Me: God isn't able to take phone calls. But you don't need to go through me to talk to Him.
Telephone solicitor: Oh. Um. Ok.  (hangs up)

I love this Laura!!

That's hysterical!! ;D
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Post by: Jeanne on March 13, 2009, 03:01:11 PM
Hello, everyone.

Today was Hospital Visitation Day. The friend I am staying with became ill a few nights ago. Thinking it was that horrible virus that's been going around, I wasn't too worried. Yesterday morning he went to the doctor and they put him right into the hospital. He's doing better now, fortunately, but I still went over to visit. My doctor's husband, who helps with her practice, had surgery earlier in the week at the same hospital. I stopped by to say hi to him as well.

Aside from fielding phone calls from relatives, I am now Chief Dog Walker. Said dog is a Siberian Husky, a well-mannered dog, but strong enough to pull me down if he decides to chase. I am emulating Caesar Millan (The Dog Whisperer), and attempting to not become "accident-prone" like our DR Jane.  ;)
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Post by: DAW on March 13, 2009, 03:02:43 PM
Steven Suskin's book on Broadway orchestration.

In which, our modest DR elmore3003 neglects to mention, he receives two noteworthy citations!     :)
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Post by: Jeanne on March 13, 2009, 03:03:09 PM
Jennifer, I too have been having trouble with the time change this year. I didn't in the past. One person I know suggested that it might have something to do with the full moon.
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Post by: DAW on March 13, 2009, 03:04:33 PM
Wow, DR Jeanne.  ***VIBES*** to you and to all your ailing friends and hosts!!!
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Post by: Jeanne on March 13, 2009, 03:06:44 PM
Wow, DR Jeanne.  ***VIBES*** to you and to all your ailing friends and hosts!!!


Thank you, Sing. We're all coping.

Great progress from Vixmom! Hope you can continue eating normal food and keep getting betterer and betterer!
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Post by: Jeanne on March 13, 2009, 03:08:19 PM
Time to feed the beast!

TTFN.
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Post by: George on March 13, 2009, 03:08:50 PM
~~~Vibes for DR Jeanne and Friends!!~~~
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 13, 2009, 03:20:23 PM
Well, I did indeed take a nice walk. Since there are no sidewalks along the access roads in this here part of town, I just drove over to the Whole Foods and walked around there for a while. Up and down each aisle.  I didn't buy anything, but I made a lot of mental notes for possible future purchases.  It's a very "basic" Whole Foods - no in-store smoke-house, no in-store wine bar, a smallish bakery and prepared foods section.  However, they do have an in-store brick oven pizza station.

*I am such the child of food-service parents - and amateur food stylist: as I was walking by the salad and prepared food bars, I would occasionally "pretty up" the trays by giving them a good stir and/or rearranging the food so that everything was being properly cooled or warmed.  ;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 13, 2009, 03:21:47 PM
DR Jeanne - ~~~~~VIBES~~~~~ to you and your friends.

*Have you been practicing that TTttttssss sound?  Just remember, YOU are the Pack Leader!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 13, 2009, 03:24:01 PM
Last night I was opening a jar of pickled herring, and while removing the sealed protective cover (as it is a well known fact that people try to poison pickled herring ---apparently), I spilled quite a bit of pickled herring juice on the floor of my kitchen.  The house was MOST fragrant for many hours.  OY!


I believe that "sealed protective cover" is more of a "Are you sure you want eat this?" cover.

;)
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Post by: Kerry on March 13, 2009, 03:26:50 PM
The bestest of vibes to all!
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Post by: elmore3003 on March 13, 2009, 03:27:08 PM
Steven Suskin's book on Broadway orchestration.

In which, our modest DR elmore3003 neglects to mention, he receives two noteworthy citations!     :)

I guess your copy arrived from Amazon. I am loving this book so far!
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Post by: elmore3003 on March 13, 2009, 03:28:55 PM
DR Jose, did you take your laptop and can you watch DVDs on it? I'd be happy to send you this porn film I'd been meaning to give  you for Christmas and forgot!
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Post by: Michael on March 13, 2009, 03:31:09 PM
What happened in 1900 that made it so interesting?

Well, it was the start of the Twentieth Century! And you know where that unfortunate movement led.

Technically the 2oth Century started in the year 1901. But what's a year or two?
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Post by: George on March 13, 2009, 03:33:05 PM
*I am such the child of food-service parents - and amateur food stylist: as I was walking by the salad and prepared food bars, I would occasionally "pretty up" the trays by giving them a good stir and/or rearranging the food so that everything was being properly cooled or warmed.  ;)

Can we say "anal retentive"? ;D
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 13, 2009, 03:34:36 PM
*I am such the child of food-service parents - and amateur food stylist: as I was walking by the salad and prepared food bars, I would occasionally "pretty up" the trays by giving them a good stir and/or rearranging the food so that everything was being properly cooled or warmed.  ;)

Can we say "anal retentive"? ;D

Well, that too.  But it's all in the name of Food Safety.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 13, 2009, 03:35:33 PM
DR Jose, did you take your laptop and can you watch DVDs on it? I'd be happy to send you this porn film I'd been meaning to give  you for Christmas and forgot!

DR elmore - Yes, I have my laptop with me.  -And they just gave me a DVD player for my apartment, so... Hmmm....
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Post by: bk on March 13, 2009, 03:36:01 PM
Just had an e-mail that I somehow knew would be coming - I was waiting for it, and it arrived.  From a lawyer asking me why I thought I could put out That Man From Rio without obtaining the rights from the recording rights holders - said lawyer representing the estate of the composer.  Every time I put out a new soundtrack release I hear from someone and it's because there are two people who are trying to cause me grief on every release.  Each time, I respond and I never hear anything again.  This one was especially fun, though - I specifically left out of the press release any mention of how I was doing the soundtrack, knowing that one of these two creeps would do their dirty business.  I gleefully answered the e-mail, suggesting that the missive might be better sent to Universal France and its producer of soundtracks who think that just because they get tapes from composers' estates that somehow gives them the "rights" to put out the CD.  Universal France put out three selections from the Rio soundtracks, which was all they could get from the composers' cupboard, which, according to the booklet notes, was bare for Rio.  Wonder why?  Could it be that all the original elements were with the RIGHTS HOLDERS?  Which is how I got them.  By licensing them.  From MGM Music, Inc.  Oops.  Think I'll hear back?  I told him that any further correspondence should go to them, but somehow I don't think they want to open THAT can or worms.  He wanted an immediate response and boy did he get one.  Contracts are wonderful things.
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Post by: elmore3003 on March 13, 2009, 03:37:40 PM
What happened in 1900 that made it so interesting?

Well, it was the start of the Twentieth Century! And you know where that unfortunate movement led.

Technically the 2oth Century started in the year 1901. But what's a year or two?

I would think the excitement over the change from 1899 was perhaps not as intense as the millenia madness about the transition from 1999 to 2000, but it's the next century to me.
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Post by: elmore3003 on March 13, 2009, 03:38:13 PM
DR Jose, did you take your laptop and can you watch DVDs on it? I'd be happy to send you this porn film I'd been meaning to give  you for Christmas and forgot!

DR elmore - Yes, I have my laptop with me.  -And they just gave me a DVD player for my apartment, so... Hmmm....

Send address, baby, it's in the mail!
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Post by: Jane on March 13, 2009, 03:47:31 PM
Is there a drug or something to help people over this hump?? 

I've heard of frequent business travelers using melatonin (http://thetravelinsider.info/2002/0517.htm) to ease the effects of jet lag, but I have no idea if it really works.

The first night I take a mild tranquiler to get to sleep.  Sometimes it takes two nights to regulate my body.

As for Daylight Savings, I'm fine.  I seem to do better with the Spring change than in the Fall.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 13, 2009, 03:48:42 PM
DR Jose, did you take your laptop and can you watch DVDs on it? I'd be happy to send you this porn film I'd been meaning to give  you for Christmas and forgot!

DR elmore - Yes, I have my laptop with me.  -And they just gave me a DVD player for my apartment, so... Hmmm....

Send address, baby, it's in the mail!

...And now that there's a public record of you possibly sending me some possibly illegal media material, well...
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Post by: Jane on March 13, 2009, 03:49:35 PM
Yes, vibes DR elmore.  I hope your morning has improved.

What's killing me is that I am dying to spill the beans and I cannot!

;D
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Post by: Jane on March 13, 2009, 03:51:30 PM
Well, I am definately not going to Los Angeles in April as planned. And I just can't afford it right now. And I was looking so foward to seeing Mamie Van Doren in the flesh.

Maybe you can go to Seattle instead.
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Post by: George on March 13, 2009, 03:51:59 PM
DR Jose, did you take your laptop and can you watch DVDs on it? I'd be happy to send you this porn film I'd been meaning to give  you for Christmas and forgot!

DR elmore - Yes, I have my laptop with me.  -And they just gave me a DVD player for my apartment, so... Hmmm....

Send address, baby, it's in the mail!

...And now that there's a public record of you possibly sending me some possibly illegal media material, well...

SSHHHH!!!  Don't tell anyone!

;)
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Post by: George on March 13, 2009, 03:52:42 PM
Well, I am definately not going to Los Angeles in April as planned. And I just can't afford it right now. And I was looking so foward to seeing Mamie Van Doren in the flesh.

Maybe you can go to Seattle instead.

Yea!  You'd much rather see Tom Wopat in person than Mamie Van Doren, anyway! ;D
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Post by: Jane on March 13, 2009, 03:53:34 PM
Well, the good news is that we won't have to be taking as big of a pay cut now...insteads of 16 furlough days between March and June, we now only have to take 6.

Sadly, my car needs 4 new tires and my refrigerator is making the most unpleasant noises...so I see some big payments in the near future.

I do wish that I had not already purchased my plane tickets, however.

That is because, just like everyone in my family, you didn't listen when I said to wait ;)  Can you put the tickets on hold & use them at a later date for a fee?  I'm really sorry about your tires and frig.
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Post by: Jane on March 13, 2009, 03:58:43 PM
Me: Good morning; (Name of church).
Telephone solicitor: May I speak to whoever is in charge there?
Me: God isn't able to take phone calls. But you don't need to go through me to talk to Him.
Telephone solicitor: Oh. Um. Ok.  (hangs up)

I love this Laura!!

That's hysterical!! ;D

It sure it.  I got Keith to laugh too :)
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Post by: Jane on March 13, 2009, 04:01:29 PM
DR Jeanne, as long as the Husky doesn't decide to take off with you attached you should be ok ;D  Sherlock has been very, very good lately.  At least he had until this morning when I had to let go of the leash to protect myself.  Before I broke my wrist I could hang on to him.
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Post by: Jane on March 13, 2009, 04:03:32 PM
DR JRand-feel better vibes!
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Post by: Laura on March 13, 2009, 04:13:05 PM
In local news:

The Serial Shooter on trial was found guilty of six of eight murders. Guilty on 80 of 87 assorted counts.
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Post by: elmore3003 on March 13, 2009, 04:27:14 PM
DR Jose, did you take your laptop and can you watch DVDs on it? I'd be happy to send you this porn film I'd been meaning to give  you for Christmas and forgot!

DR elmore - Yes, I have my laptop with me.  -And they just gave me a DVD player for my apartment, so... Hmmm....

Send address, baby, it's in the mail!

...And now that there's a public record of you possibly sending me some possibly illegal media material, well...

Well, don't sprain a finger in your rush to type it!
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Post by: George on March 13, 2009, 04:36:36 PM
In local news:

The Serial Shooter on trial was found guilty of six of eight murders. Guilty on 80 of 87 assorted counts.

Very good news!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 13, 2009, 04:42:48 PM
OK - Back to rehearsal...

Laters...
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Post by: Jeanne on March 13, 2009, 05:58:50 PM
Thanks to all who sent vibes.

Yes, I am the PACK LEADER. My rule is this: when I walk him, we go at MY pace. That means nice and steady and NO CHASING. He--his name is Bandit--gets the steady part, but not the NO CHASING part. He's good with other dogs, but loves to chase cats and other critters. today he wanted to chase a plastic bag that was blowing in the wind. "No, Bandit. That's a plastic bag." Tonight we walked at dusk and saw TWO rabbits! The first rabbits I've seen here. Of course he wanted to chase them, too. I use the word "NO!", but maybe that special sound Jose mentioned works better.
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Post by: Kerry on March 13, 2009, 06:00:48 PM
Trying to attract even MORE cats to your house, Kerry?


NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: GOOD ACTOR!
Post by: Kerry on March 13, 2009, 06:01:30 PM
If Kerry's house attracts more felines, will it become a cathouse?

What makes you think it isn't already?!!?!?!?!
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Post by: td on March 13, 2009, 06:02:34 PM
If Kerry's house attracts more felines, will it become a cathouse?

What makes you think it isn't already?!!?!?!?!

Because I haven't been invited over for my saucer of cream.
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Post by: Jeanne on March 13, 2009, 06:03:26 PM
I am imagining DR Jose in a "basic" Whole Foods, tsk-tsking because there is NOOO in-store smoke-house or wine bar (Ye Gods!!) even though they DO have their own brick pizza oven. Jose is SUCH a foodie!
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Post by: Jeanne on March 13, 2009, 06:04:14 PM
My humble dinner is now ready.

Good night!
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Post by: DAW on March 13, 2009, 06:10:37 PM
bk, glad you were able to trounce the b*st@rd.    :)
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Post by: Ben on March 13, 2009, 06:28:10 PM
I just have to say that Jon Stewart is f*****g BRILLIANT! I hope he wins another Peabody award. I just watched (on-line) the Stewart/Cramer smackdown and when I wasn't laughing I was highly impressed at how articulate Stewart was at expressing the anger of the "regular" guy.

There is also a VERY funny bit about Kevin Bacon and those famous Six Degrees. Click on Bern After Pleading at

The Daily Show (http://www.thedailyshow.com/)
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Post by: elmore3003 on March 13, 2009, 06:30:13 PM
I just had the funniest London phone call from Kim Criswell; she makes me laugh.
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Post by: George on March 13, 2009, 06:30:32 PM
I just have to say that Jon Stewart is f*****g BRILLIANT! I hope he wins another Peabody award. I just watched (on-line) the Stewart/Cramer smackdown and when I wasn't laughing I was highly impressed at how articulate Stewart was at expressing the anger of the "regular" guy.

There is also a VERY funny bit about Kevin Bacon and those famous Six Degrees. Click on Bern After Pleading at

The Daily Show (http://www.thedailyshow.com/)

I read about this earlier today.  I'm going to watch the re-broadcast tonight at 8:00.
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Post by: George on March 13, 2009, 06:31:09 PM
I just had the funniest London phone call from Kim Criswell; she makes me laugh.

I LOVE Kim Criswell!!  But you already knew that, Elmore...didn't you? :D
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Post by: George on March 13, 2009, 06:32:12 PM
Of course, I've never met her.  I just know her from her recordings, which I LOVE!! ;D
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Post by: George on March 13, 2009, 06:34:43 PM
And now, I must leave.  I have a coupon for Borders to get 40% off two DVD "box sets" and I need to find two box sets that I want.  And you have to buy two sets to get the 40% discount.  You can't buy just one. :P We'll see if I get anything.

Until later!
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Post by: elmore3003 on March 13, 2009, 06:37:00 PM
I just had the funniest London phone call from Kim Criswell; she makes me laugh.

I LOVE Kim Criswell!!  But you already knew that, Elmore...didn't you? :D

I do indeed! She's going to be playing the Mother Abbess in THE SOUND OF MUSIC in Paris at the Theatre du Chatelet in December. She was trying out ways to say "what is it, Maria, you can't face?"
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 13, 2009, 06:48:39 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51F6TTA80BL._SL500_AA280_.jpg)

I had that game when I was a kid
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 13, 2009, 06:50:43 PM
Congratulations on your win Cilla!  That Gabe is a cutie!

Thanks Vixmom.  I was very excited to learn I will be seeing Gabe tomorrow.  I haven't seen him since August, so it will be great. 
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 13, 2009, 06:52:55 PM
In local new:
The jurors report they have verdicts on 85 of the 87 counts against the "Serial Shooter."

I would think 85 death sentences would be enough
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Post by: Laura on March 13, 2009, 07:16:02 PM
In local new:
The jurors report they have verdicts on 85 of the 87 counts against the "Serial Shooter."

I would think 85 death sentences would be enough

There were assorted charges of murders and multiple counts of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault, drive-by shooting, firearms charges, cruelty to animals and arson.

Early on, they were shooting dogs and horses. The police said then they were worried because people who do that usually progress to shooting people. They were right.
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Post by: JMK on March 13, 2009, 07:48:23 PM
Thanks to all who sent vibes.

--his name is Bandit--

Jeanne Quest, little seen mother of Jonny.
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Post by: JMK on March 13, 2009, 07:49:56 PM
I just have to say that Jon Stewart is f*****g BRILLIANT! I hope he wins another Peabody award. I just watched (on-line) the Stewart/Cramer smackdown and when I wasn't laughing I was highly impressed at how articulate Stewart was at expressing the anger of the "regular" guy.

There is also a VERY funny bit about Kevin Bacon and those famous Six Degrees. Click on Bern After Pleading at

The Daily Show (http://www.thedailyshow.com/)

Absolutely--I watched that "live" last night in complete and utter awe at Stewart's genius.
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 13, 2009, 07:55:05 PM
In local new:
The jurors report they have verdicts on 85 of the 87 counts against the "Serial Shooter."

I would think 85 death sentences would be enough

There were assorted charges of murders and multiple counts of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault, drive-by shooting, firearms charges, cruelty to animals and arson.

Early on, they were shooting dogs and horses. The police said then they were worried because people who do that usually progress to shooting people. They were right.

I assumed that there were all sorts of counts.  I also assumed he would be convicted, as he should have been.  And you are right, animal cruelty usually progresses to human cruelty - if it isn't happening at the same time. 

I was sort of joking about the 85 death sentences.  Probably not too funny, but I'm assuming he'll get death on the murder counts and as I recall the sentencing code in Arizona he'll definitely be leaving prison in a box.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 13, 2009, 08:12:19 PM
I guess I should be glad the local CBS affiliate showed ACC basketball all evening so I didn't have to interrupt my work project. Since I watched non-stop, I was able to watch the remaining 12 episodes that I hadn't already watched so I could finish the disc set tonight.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 13, 2009, 08:15:43 PM
There were also two bonus features on the set (along with the comentaries which I had already listened to).

In the first, the creator and the five lead actors remembered fond stories about making the series. They've all aged very well in the past six years. Of course, Padget Brewster is on CRIMINAL MINDS now. The others, I guess, do guest work. I know I've seen them in various roles over the years.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 13, 2009, 08:16:56 PM
The other bonus feature was a throwaway segment in which each of the five wondered what the universe would be like IF Andy Richter did indeed control it. And then, what would the universe be if he or she controlled it. Nothing of great interest was generated.
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Post by: Laura on March 13, 2009, 08:24:00 PM
They said he could serve the sentences consecutively. Honestly, we don't want him ever to be out again.

These guys struck late at night to early in the morning. They kept me from going for morning walks. One of their victims was killed a quarter mile from my coffee place.

The trial started in early September. I should think those jurors would want to go on with their lives.
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Post by: Laura on March 13, 2009, 08:26:11 PM
Tomorrow I am going on a butterfly walk with butterfly experts. Perhaps I will have a photo or two to share.
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 13, 2009, 08:28:19 PM
They said he could serve the sentences consecutively. Honestly, we don't want him ever to be out again.

The trial started in early September. I should think those jurors would want to go on with their lives.

I can't even fathom a trial lasting that long.  Did they go all day or do they still just do afternoons?
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 13, 2009, 08:30:22 PM
They said he could serve the sentences consecutively. Honestly, we don't want him ever to be out again.

These guys struck late at night to early in the morning. They kept me from going for morning walks. One of their victims was killed a quarter mile from my coffee place.

The trial started in early September. I should think those jurors would want to go on with their lives.

There is no way they will get anything other than consecutive sentences.  They won't get out again, I wouldn't worry about that
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Post by: Laura on March 13, 2009, 08:30:34 PM
I assume all day.
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Post by: Laura on March 13, 2009, 08:34:10 PM
Some of their victims still have shot pellets (or whatever you call them; I don't know from guns) still embedded in their bodies and will always have physical problems. Not to mention psychological ones. They paralyzed the one who just had a stroke recently.
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 13, 2009, 08:53:06 PM
That's really sad. 

On another sad court case related note, there was a case in federal court here about the butter additive to microwave popcorn and how it made one of the workers at the factoty ill.  The jury deliberated 6 days and awarded nearly 8 million dollars to the plaintiff.  Unfortunately he died the night before the jury returned
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Post by: Matt H. on March 13, 2009, 08:56:02 PM
I'm going to write for a little bit and then head downstairs to bed.

Good night!
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Post by: George on March 13, 2009, 09:30:55 PM
Time to go back to a previous avatar. ;)
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Post by: bk on March 13, 2009, 10:23:55 PM
Back from judging and then Musso and Frank with the divoon Karen Morrow and Susan Egan.  More in the notes.  I'm eating the most extraordinary caramels I've ever eaten - homemade by AMDA teacher and wonderful B'way performer Jane Lanier.
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Post by: Matthew on March 13, 2009, 10:47:48 PM
Oooops-  better read todays notes!  oy....
Title: Re: GOOD ACTOR!
Post by: Matthew on March 13, 2009, 10:58:04 PM
Notes read.  Sparkling as always.  :)
Title: Re: GOOD ACTOR!
Post by: Matthew on March 13, 2009, 11:13:58 PM
Funny story - after Taize prayer this evening, the vocalist (who is a friend of mine) and I were re-hashing the evening (which was not as good as last week, but whatever...) and we started talking about wind instruments.  She began to tell me that one of her piano students was taking band in middle school and they were discussing the experience.  The student told my friend that the student did not do "blow" instruments.  Well, I had the hardest time keeping a straight face, but she kept repeating the "blow" instrument phrase over and over without missing a beat. 
Title: Re: GOOD ACTOR!
Post by: bk on March 13, 2009, 11:42:11 PM
Well, no one can say we didn't get to page ten.
Title: Re: GOOD ACTOR!
Post by: George on March 14, 2009, 12:09:31 AM
And now, I must leave.  I have a coupon for Borders to get 40% off two DVD "box sets" and I need to find two box sets that I want.  And you have to buy two sets to get the 40% discount.  You can't buy just one. :P We'll see if I get anything.

Until later!

Well, I went to Borders with my 40% off two DVD box sets and the titles that I thought that I would want were "Doctor Who: The Complete Fourth Season," "Slings and Arrows," "Beauty and the Beast: The Complete Series" (for my sister) and something that I can't now remember.  The only title that they even had in stock was "Doctor Who," but the coupon required that two box sets must be purchased to get the 40% discount. :P So, I called my friend Margo and she had my buy "Gilmore Girls: The Complete Fourth Season."  A good deal for both of us!
Title: Re: GOOD ACTOR!
Post by: George on March 14, 2009, 12:10:53 AM
Now I want to know what that fourth title was. :-\