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Title: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: bk on August 20, 2009, 12:13:47 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes tweeted and twittered and twittered and tweeted, and now it is time for you to post until the tweeting cows come home.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: bk on August 20, 2009, 12:14:48 AM
And the word of the day is: ADIAPHORISM!
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: bk on August 20, 2009, 12:19:41 AM
Welcome five GUESTS.
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Post by: George on August 20, 2009, 12:26:00 AM
Topic of the Day...I have no idea.

:-\
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: George on August 20, 2009, 12:26:43 AM
It will take some thought.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: George on August 20, 2009, 12:28:31 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes tweeted and twittered and twittered and tweeted, and now it is time for you to post until the tweeting cows come home.

I still don't understand why if it's "Twitter," the verb isn't "to twit."

I twit, you twit; he twitted; she twits.  It makes perfect sense!

;)
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: DAW on August 20, 2009, 01:45:14 AM
I can usually keep the HHW vibes-needed list in my head with no trouble and without resorting to keeping notes, but either I'm getting too old or there are simply too many DRs currently in need.          :-\

In any case,

***INDUSTRIAL-STRENGTH VIBES***
TO ALL DRs HAVING NEED OF THEM!!!
 
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: DAW on August 20, 2009, 02:21:05 AM
THE REAL JULIA! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ohiUbQyDhk)
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: bk on August 20, 2009, 04:25:28 AM
And yet, here I am, up at four in the morning.  Weird dream.  I'll try going back to sleep in a little while.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Sam on August 20, 2009, 04:27:59 AM
Dear Daw, a peep of chickens, love Julia Child.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Sam on August 20, 2009, 04:33:12 AM
Good morning.

Off to San Diego, don't think I've been out of town since 2002.
Looking forward to seeing Herringbone.

Have a wonderful Thursday everybody.

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Post by: Ben on August 20, 2009, 04:39:53 AM
See you Monday Bruce!
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: DAW on August 20, 2009, 04:40:29 AM
DR Sam - ***SAFE & EASY TRAVEL VIBES***   Have a wonderful trip!  I excited for you, and anxious to hear all about it.  I'm jealous - I want to see Herringbone!!
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Laura on August 20, 2009, 04:42:24 AM
Safe travels and a nice trip, DR Sam. You deserve it!
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Post by: Ben on August 20, 2009, 04:42:26 AM
Sam, enjoy San Diego AND Herringbone. Larry and I saw it in New Jersey last year and B.D. Wong is quite wonderful.
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Post by: Ben on August 20, 2009, 04:45:12 AM
Donald, nice new picture on the Radio Show page!
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Post by: DAW on August 20, 2009, 05:01:14 AM
It is, indeed!!       :D

(http://www.haineshisway.com/images/donald.jpg)
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: elmore3003 on August 20, 2009, 05:23:33 AM
Good morning, all! I'm going in early to work on the McGlinnventory since my paralegal Geri can only work till noon today. I figure with the delays I've given her the past month, this is the least I can do! If I leave by 8:30, I can be there by 9:15, which is an hour earlier than my usual schedule.

After that, back here to fret about some payment issues for which I could use some some Big Vibes: the asses at the Library of Congress haven't paid us, PHI has mysteriously not paid us today, which is usually the end of the invoice wait, and the recording check from last month hasn't arrived. I'm $2.00 overdrawn, and unless something magical happens in the post today or the PHI bank transfer, I'm royally screwed. So, DRs, I could use some vibes. Big ones.

Besides fretting, I have Brent Barrett's holiday album to work on and I need to talk to George about a possible day for next week's bookcase project.

I have no thoughts at the moment about a biographical movie, except that, because my mother was a mess and crazy, I would want a fearless actress who doesn't care if the audience hates her. Although he's not as well buit as my dad was in his prime, the closest actor I can think of to play him would be Randy Quaid.  As for me, I could go the Harvey Fierastein-Wendy Wasserstein route and make myself irresistible and adorable with someone like Brendan Fraser or Brad Pitt playing me, but I truthfully think the whole pathetic package of humor, neuroses, and good and bad traits would be better portrayed by someone like Rainn Wilson. As for the White Trash Lady Macbeth, Jennifer Coolidge.


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Post by: DAW on August 20, 2009, 05:26:23 AM
***BIG VIBE$***
for DR elmore3003!!
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Post by: Laura on August 20, 2009, 05:33:02 AM
Money vibes for DR Elmore!
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: bk on August 20, 2009, 05:39:18 AM
I'm still up at this very early hour.  Perhaps I'll go back to sleep, but now I'm afraid I'll oversleep if I do, and I have to be somewhere by ten and have to shave and shower before going there.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: bk on August 20, 2009, 05:39:41 AM
Excellent vibes and xylophones to elmore and everyone else who needs them.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: FJL on August 20, 2009, 05:40:09 AM
Vibes to Larry
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Post by: FJL on August 20, 2009, 05:42:20 AM
Sam - Skip hopes you enjoy Herringbone. 

Be warned, the warning about "adult situations" is indeed apt.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Laura on August 20, 2009, 05:58:27 AM
Adult situations? Paying rent and car insurance?
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Post by: Kerry on August 20, 2009, 05:59:10 AM
Good morning this day!
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Laura on August 20, 2009, 06:01:51 AM
Good morning, Kerry.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on August 20, 2009, 06:03:30 AM
And the word of the day is: ADIAPHORISM!


And The Song Of The Day Is:  LOST IN THE STARS
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Laura on August 20, 2009, 06:06:07 AM
I am ready for my afternoon nap.
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Post by: Druxy on August 20, 2009, 06:21:57 AM
In answer to today's question:

I think that Richard Dreyfuss would be the perfect choice to play me.

If not him, then George Clooney.

 ::)
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: DAW on August 20, 2009, 06:49:30 AM
If the gazelle were also glittering, he [or she] would therefore be a twittering, glittering gazelle.
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Post by: DAW on August 20, 2009, 06:49:52 AM
And welcome to PAGE 2!  :D
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: DAW on August 20, 2009, 06:51:19 AM
I think DR MBarnum needs to watch more Home & Garden Television!!

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_tIajTeP2AMA/SXz6LTbvCbI/AAAAAAAACds/RJuVxFAIZZ0/s400/carter+oosterhouse+2+carter.jpg)
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 20, 2009, 07:35:40 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up... And I just set my DVR for the new season of "Project Runway". On Lifetime. -Television for Women. And Gay Men.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 20, 2009, 07:49:50 AM
DR Pogue - Yes. All road leads back to Richmond.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 20, 2009, 08:07:26 AM
As for the Topic of the Day...

I have absolutely not idea who would play me... However, since a good chunk of my friends are actors, I wouldn't mind having them play themselves.  Employment is good.  ;)
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Jrand70 on August 20, 2009, 08:15:03 AM
Here I am starring as Jonathan and DR GINNY puts me in as the third standby for Mr Witherspoon.  I quit.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Jrand70 on August 20, 2009, 08:16:04 AM
TOD:

John Ritter except he is busy being dead....so I don't know.  Maybe Phillip Seymour Hoffman.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Jrand70 on August 20, 2009, 08:16:22 AM
Struggling on with Act Two....whew!
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Cillaliz on August 20, 2009, 08:28:51 AM
TOD: I haven't thought much about it. I have a client who cast the story of her life and said she would have Melanie Griffith play me.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: MBarnum on August 20, 2009, 08:54:48 AM
DAW, I am watching the wrong channels! And I do have an area that needs rotatilling.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Druxy on August 20, 2009, 08:56:12 AM
I'm a bit hesitant to bring this up on this board, but....

My wife and I saw WICKED last night.

Overall, we thought it was a terrific show; enjoyed it very much.

However, are we the only people who think that the book has some major problems, particularly in the second act?
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on August 20, 2009, 09:08:45 AM
I'm a bit hesitant to bring this up on this board, but....

My wife and I saw WICKED last night.

Overall, we thought it was a terrific show; enjoyed it very much.

However, are we the only people who think that the book has some major problems, particularly in the second act?


No, you aren't.  But....they had to get an awful lot done...and the show was initially much longer than it currently is.  When it did its pre-Broadway run at San Francisco's Curran Theater, performances sometimes went to 4 hours before the cuts started.  The first time I saw it, it clocked in at about 3 hours and 37 minutes or so...and it was just under 3 1/2 hours on my last viewing on its next-to-last performance.

Despite that, SO VERY MUCH happens in that second act that you forgive its shortcomings.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on August 20, 2009, 09:11:35 AM
When I was younger, I always thought Jon Voight would be the best actor to play me.

Now that I'm older, Voight still looks like the right guy (especially when I'm just out of bed in the a.m.).
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on August 20, 2009, 09:12:48 AM
SOD:


"...and we're lost out here in the stars....little stars....big stars....floating through the night......"
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: DAW on August 20, 2009, 09:17:53 AM
....little stars....big stars....

That just about covers all of 'em!        ;)
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: bk on August 20, 2009, 09:25:35 AM
I guess I fell back asleep around six, and just woke up, so I ended up with six hours of sleep, although it sure doesn't feel like it.  And now I must hurry and shower and be on my way to tape transfer guy.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Druxy on August 20, 2009, 09:28:14 AM
I'm a bit hesitant to bring this up on this board, but....

My wife and I saw WICKED last night.

Overall, we thought it was a terrific show; enjoyed it very much.

However, are we the only people who think that the book has some major problems, particularly in the second act?


No, you aren't.  But....they had to get an awful lot done...and the show was initially much longer than it currently is.  When it did its pre-Broadway run at San Francisco's Curran Theater, performances sometimes went to 4 hours before the cuts started.  The first time I saw it, it clocked in at about 3 hours and 37 minutes or so...and it was just under 3 1/2 hours on my last viewing on its next-to-last performance.

Despite that, SO VERY MUCH happens in that second act that you forgive its shortcomings.

For me, the book was not only totally lost focus in the second act, but character violations were rampant.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on August 20, 2009, 09:28:53 AM
I've seen no sign of MattH this morning.

I hope he didn't have too awful a night of it.

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Post by: elmore3003 on August 20, 2009, 09:29:34 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up... And I just set my DVR for the new season of "Project Runway". On Lifetime. -Television for Women. And Gay Men.

My sister-in-law Jo and I call Lifetime, on the evidence of their movies, the "all men are bad" channel.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Kerry on August 20, 2009, 09:32:08 AM
Adult situations? Paying rent and car insurance?

YES!!!!!!
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: elmore3003 on August 20, 2009, 09:32:12 AM
I'm back from the McGlinnventory since Geri had to finish up by 11:30. I was hoping to find the PHI payment transfewr had occurred a little late this morning. No such luck. God knows when they're paying the last invoice.

Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: DAW on August 20, 2009, 09:32:29 AM
character violations

I just hate it when my character is violated.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on August 20, 2009, 09:33:21 AM
I'm a bit hesitant to bring this up on this board, but....

My wife and I saw WICKED last night.

Overall, we thought it was a terrific show; enjoyed it very much.

However, are we the only people who think that the book has some major problems, particularly in the second act?


No, you aren't.  But....they had to get an awful lot done...and the show was initially much longer than it currently is.  When it did its pre-Broadway run at San Francisco's Curran Theater, performances sometimes went to 4 hours before the cuts started.  The first time I saw it, it clocked in at about 3 hours and 37 minutes or so...and it was just under 3 1/2 hours on my last viewing on its next-to-last performance.

Despite that, SO VERY MUCH happens in that second act that you forgive its shortcomings.

For me, the book was not only totally lost focus in the second act, but character violations were rampant.

I remember someone on a goat.   And then there is what happened to Boq....and to Fiyero...

Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Kerry on August 20, 2009, 09:33:22 AM
I think DR MBarnum needs to watch more Home & Garden Television!!

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_tIajTeP2AMA/SXz6LTbvCbI/AAAAAAAACds/RJuVxFAIZZ0/s400/carter+oosterhouse+2+carter.jpg)

Yowzah!
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on August 20, 2009, 09:34:03 AM
Lots of angst on HHW.com this morning.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Kerry on August 20, 2009, 09:34:59 AM
I think DR MBarnum needs to watch more Home & Garden Television!!

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_tIajTeP2AMA/SXz6LTbvCbI/AAAAAAAACds/RJuVxFAIZZ0/s400/carter+oosterhouse+2+carter.jpg)

Yowzah!

TOD--

He could play me.  And I could play with him.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Kerry on August 20, 2009, 09:38:55 AM
I am moving in a week.  It is a good thing for me and Sugar.  My back has died from packing and moving boxes (since the majority of boxes I've moved are books, papers and LP's!!!!   OY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: DAW on August 20, 2009, 10:00:16 AM
***PACKING & MOVING VIBES***
for DR Kerry.....

That is never fun!!     :(     But glad that you think the outcome will be a good one!       :)
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on August 20, 2009, 10:01:05 AM
character violations

I just hate it when my character is violated.


Imagine what might happen if you were playing one of the stiffs in the basement in "Arsenic and Old Lace".


Pray there are no necrophiles backstage.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Kerry on August 20, 2009, 10:12:11 AM
***PACKING & MOVING VIBES***
for DR Kerry.....

That is never fun!!     :(     But glad that you think the outcome will be a good one!       :)

I despise the process of moving. Luckily I haven't had to do it many times (moving, that is).   Your vibes are most welcome and very much needed!!!

 You and your ever lovin' and Zach are invite over for dinner and a swim once i get settled in.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Kerry on August 20, 2009, 10:14:51 AM
PAGE 3 DANCE !!!!!!!!
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Post by: Laura on August 20, 2009, 10:35:58 AM
You'll have a pool?
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Post by: Laura on August 20, 2009, 10:36:25 AM
My camera has decided to work again. Imagine my surprise.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Laura on August 20, 2009, 10:40:12 AM
Too bad I didn't have it with me this morning at the sewage ponds where I saw the rare (for Arizona) wood stork. Of course, at my age, I wouldn't want to get too close to a stork.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Charles Pogue on August 20, 2009, 10:56:15 AM
DR Pogue - Yes. All road leads back to Richmond.

Did you and Rick do some actual shows together or just rubbed elbows in the same theatre community?  Did you know Benny Ambush as well?
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on August 20, 2009, 11:26:21 AM
Too bad I didn't have it with me this morning at the sewage ponds where I saw the rare (for Arizona) wood stork. Of course, at my age, I wouldn't want to get too close to a stork.

At any age, I wouldn't want to get too close to a sewage pond.
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Post by: TCB on August 20, 2009, 11:41:42 AM
I think Jack should be Teddy.
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Post by: Laura on August 20, 2009, 12:02:42 PM
You all have seen several photos from the sewage ponds. It's a great place.
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Post by: DAW on August 20, 2009, 12:03:16 PM
I think I should wear a teddy.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Jane on August 20, 2009, 12:38:56 PM
I can usually keep the HHW vibes-needed list in my head with no trouble and without resorting to keeping notes, but either I'm getting too old or there are simply too many DRs currently in need.          :-\

In any case,

***INDUSTRIAL-STRENGTH VIBES***
TO ALL DRs HAVING NEED OF THEM!!!
 

I think there are too many. :(

DRs Matt H, elmore, Jennifer, TCB (how are you doing?), Jeanne.....anyone else? 

GOOD HEALTH VIBES TO EVERYONE!!!!
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Jane on August 20, 2009, 12:41:21 PM
Safe travels and a nice trip, DR Sam. You deserve it!

You sure do deserve it!

HAVE A SAFE & FUN TRIP!
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Jane on August 20, 2009, 12:53:53 PM
DR ELMORE SUPER BIG VIBES YOUR PAYMENTS ARRIVE THIS WEEK!!!
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Jane on August 20, 2009, 12:55:00 PM
Too bad I didn't have it with me this morning at the sewage ponds where I saw the rare (for Arizona) wood stork. Of course, at my age, I wouldn't want to get too close to a stork.

LOL.   Good news about the camera.:)  Did you cancel the new one you ordered?
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Post by: Jane on August 20, 2009, 12:58:01 PM
Packing, moving & back vibes for DR Kerry! 

May you be very happy in your new home.


DS Craig & SDIL Ioana are also packing for their move.  They have to wait to leave until after DGD (dear grand dog) Yogi's vet appoint on Sunday.  They could not get one before then & he is having semi-serious skin problems.
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Post by: Jane on August 20, 2009, 12:58:33 PM
Thank you DR Jennifer & how is your head today?

DR Jose, very nice of the restaurant last night.  Maybe they think you are a restaurant critic ;)

Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Laura on August 20, 2009, 01:02:57 PM
I did not cancel the order. I doubt this camera will last long. It was the lens part retracting that didn't work yesterday. It is probably going to go out for good soon.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Matt H. on August 20, 2009, 01:19:29 PM
Yes, the book for WICKED definitely has problems. Given that, I much prefer the show to the novel from which it was adapted. I found it dark, bleak, and endlessly depressing.
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Post by: Matt H. on August 20, 2009, 01:20:44 PM
Good day!

It's hot as blazes and yet we still had a torrential rain for about 20 minutes. Then, it cleared away, and the sun came back hotter than ever.
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Post by: Matt H. on August 20, 2009, 01:22:32 PM
I had a horrendous night. My right hand was so cramped I felt like I had arthritis, and no medication or massaging would ease it. Sleep was nearly impossible, so I struggled through the night until the cramp finally went away. Still had to deal with the other aches and soreness, but at least my hand wasn't cramping.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on August 20, 2009, 01:22:52 PM
You'll have a pool?

Why not? You have a sewage pond.

der Brucer

Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Matt H. on August 20, 2009, 01:26:12 PM
I was absolutely determined to get my driver's license renewed today. NC did away with express license renewal kiosks (which would take at most 20 minutes). So, there I was at DMV at 8 a.m. this morning. At 11:45, I walked out the door with my temporary license (the state mails the final ones to prevent identity theft).

Need I say it was a wearying, LONG morning. However, since I had to stand during most of it, I had less aching today than I have had for weeks. Walking around and stretching is one way to keep the ache and tightness from overcoming my arm for some reason.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Matt H. on August 20, 2009, 01:27:09 PM
I went out to lunch with friends as usual for a Thursday. It was a nice lunch, and there was a crazy guy who kept eavesdropping on our conversation and adding his own comments or questions. That was too funny.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Matt H. on August 20, 2009, 01:28:04 PM
When I got back in, I watched three more episodes of SONS OF ANARCHY. I have one more left (but it has a commentary so that's like 2 episodes left).

There are six bonus features in addition to the commentary.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Matt H. on August 20, 2009, 01:28:59 PM
I did have time to skim through today's soaps.

On Y&R and ATWT, there was nothing of interest.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Matt H. on August 20, 2009, 01:29:43 PM
OLTL, however, not only had David's continuing shenanigans, but also Kyle, Fish, and Kyle's date to make the episode quite fun.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Matt H. on August 20, 2009, 01:31:24 PM
A film of my life TOD:

Me - Matt Damon (he'd have to dye his hair and plain himself up quite a bit)

my first partner Steven - Will Ferrell

my second partner Frank - Nathan Lane
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Post by: DERBRUCER on August 20, 2009, 01:34:58 PM
Scenes from Woody's Birthday dinner:

Focaccia with Oil and Balsamic dip

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/GEORDIEMC/Home/BDAY0001.jpg)

My First Course
Shaved Brussels Sprouts, Truffle Oil, Pecorino

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/GEORDIEMC/Home/BDAY0002.jpg)

Woody's First Course:
White Bean and Roasted Garlic Dip, Truffle Oil, Lemon Zest, Crostini

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/GEORDIEMC/Home/BDAY0003.jpg)

My Second Course
Eggplant Rigatoni, Tomato Ragu, Mozzarella, Fresh Herbs, Virgin Oil
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/GEORDIEMC/Home/BDAY0004.jpg)

Woody's Second Course
Breaded Veal Piccata, Lemon, Capers, White Balsamic Butter, Linguine, Herbs
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/GEORDIEMC/Home/BDAY0005.jpg)

Desserts were an undistinguished Tiramisu and a very bland Bread Pudding

Fortunately, Woody was much more impressed than I was.

der Brucer
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Laura on August 20, 2009, 01:39:15 PM
DR Matt H, I'm glad you have the DMV chore all finished. Every time I've gone to the DMV here, it's been pretty fast.


Looks like a great dinner, DerBrucer. Please tell Woody he is missed.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: DERBRUCER on August 20, 2009, 01:39:52 PM
Meanwhile. a denizen is wondering about the lack of full feeders:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/GEORDIEMC/Home/BJAY0001.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/GEORDIEMC/Home/BJAY0002.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/GEORDIEMC/Home/BJAY0003.jpg)

der Brucer
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Laura on August 20, 2009, 01:53:42 PM
Well, DerBrucer, you should do something about that.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Kerry on August 20, 2009, 01:54:57 PM
TOD:

Dean Stockwell
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on August 20, 2009, 01:56:58 PM
A film of my life TOD:

Me - Matt Damon (he'd have to dye his hair and plain himself up quite a bit)

my first partner Steven - Will Ferrell

my second partner Frank - Nathan Lane


Aw, heck!  Now I won't be able to watch it!
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Matt H. on August 20, 2009, 02:03:19 PM
Guess I'll hop off-line now and get some writing done. I actually haven't gotten too much written yet on this review. I keep leaving my notes downstairs, so I'll likely have to do a majority of the writing a little later tonight.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Matt H. on August 20, 2009, 02:05:48 PM
I did want to mention one thing that I've been SO happy about the last few days and kept forgetting to bring it up.

The other day on TCM was Jennifer Jones day, and TCM showed one of my favorite Jones' pictures GOOD MORNING, MISS DOVE. The Fox Movie Channel often shows this Cinemascope film, but they always broadcast it in pan and scan which completely ruins the look and feel of the movie.

TCM showed it properly letterboxed the other day. I can't wait to see it in its proper aspect ratio. I just hope it was a good copy and not plagued with atmospheric interference (which sometimes happens on TCM's broadcasts here.)
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Matt H. on August 20, 2009, 02:06:12 PM
OK, that's it for now.

WBBL.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: DERBRUCER on August 20, 2009, 02:10:11 PM
Well, DerBrucer, you should do something about that.

Like get a cat :D

der Brucer
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Ginny on August 20, 2009, 02:10:25 PM
Thursday afternoon greetings.  We are home from a very long day that we will always remember as John's funeral.  It began with another hour of visitation at the church, followed by a 90-minute service in which Richard read 2 of the scripture selections, oldest daughter Rev. Amy delivered the eulogy, and youngest daughter Lauren sang "The Lord's Prayer."  How any of them did it, I'll never know.  The Franklin Township Fire Department (which he served as assistant chief) took over at the conclusion of the service and here's the ride they had waiting to take John to the cemetery:

Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Ginny on August 20, 2009, 02:13:40 PM
And here's how we were greeted at the cemetery gates.  You can just see the front of the fire truck entering the right side of the photo.  Richard, Rob, and I are in the tan car just ahead of them.

Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: elmore3003 on August 20, 2009, 02:15:42 PM
Thursday afternoon greetings.  We are home from a very long day that we will always remember as John's funeral.  It began with another hour of visitation at the church, followed by a 90-minute service in which Richard read 2 of the scripture selections, oldest daughter Rev. Amy delivered the eulogy, and youngest daughter Lauren sang "The Lord's Prayer."  How any of them did it, I'll never know.  The Franklin Township Fire Department (which he served as assistant chief) took over at the conclusion of the service and here's the ride they had waiting to take John to the cemetery:



I am glad that it went well and that it's all over for you.

Am I correct that he'd been a volunteer fireman since before 1979 when I mved to NYC? Or did he tell me that on one of my visits to Ohio?
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Ginny on August 20, 2009, 02:20:14 PM
DR Elmore - John was a volunteer firefighter in Covington, OH, where he had his first teaching assignment in the late 1960s or early '70s.  He was with Franklin Twp/Hunter throughout the 1970s and early '80s.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Laura on August 20, 2009, 02:23:02 PM
(((((Ginny))))) It's been a rough day.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Ginny on August 20, 2009, 02:28:12 PM
Here I am starring as Jonathan and DR GINNY puts me in as the third standby for Mr Witherspoon.  I quit.

Actors!  They're so temperamental!

Actually, DR JRand, I now do remember your scar photo and realize that that means you're cast as Jonathan.  After our events of the past several weeks, it's going to take me a while to get my wits fully back together.  Forgive me.

So, here's an updated list.  I'd actually have you play Teddy Brewster and DR TCB reprise his turn as Jonathan.

Martha Brewster - DR Ginny
Teddy Brewster
The Rev. Dr. Harper - My DH Richard (he already has the wardrobe!)
Elaine Harper
Officer Klein
Mr. Gibbs
Abby Brewster - DR Vixmom
Mortimer Brewster - DR Ron Pulliam
Jonathan Brewster - DR JRAnd or DR TCB
Mr. Witherspoon - DR Elmore or DR Jose
Officer Brophy - DR George
Officer O'Hara - DR MattH
Dr. Einstein
Lieutenant Rooney
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Ginny on August 20, 2009, 02:29:35 PM
Thank you, DR Laura.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: George on August 20, 2009, 02:41:46 PM
In answer to today's question:

I think that Richard Dreyfuss would be the perfect choice to play me.

If not him, then George Clooney.

 ::)

Can I play myself and have George Clooney play my ex-boyfriend...even though my ex-boyfriend is from Pakistan?

;)
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: George on August 20, 2009, 02:42:10 PM
I think DR MBarnum needs to watch more Home & Garden Television!!

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_tIajTeP2AMA/SXz6LTbvCbI/AAAAAAAACds/RJuVxFAIZZ0/s400/carter+oosterhouse+2+carter.jpg)

I'll take one of those!
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: George on August 20, 2009, 02:42:46 PM
I am moving in a week.  It is a good thing for me and Sugar.  My back has died from packing and moving boxes (since the majority of boxes I've moved are books, papers and LP's!!!!   OY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

~~~Moving (in a Week) and Back Feel Better Vibes for DR Kerry!!~~~
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: td on August 20, 2009, 02:47:23 PM
Yes, the book for WICKED definitely has problems. Given that, I much prefer the show to the novel from which it was adapted. I found it dark, bleak, and endlessly depressing.

Which is why I loved the book, which itself has third act problems. . .
I didn't want WICKED to be light reading, and it (and its sequels) certainly aren't light.  But the things that made me love Gregory Maguire's WICKED world are just the things which would not work in Winnie Holzman's WICKED musical world, though there are still some remnants of the politics which made the novel work as a book and set up story lines to be continued through the next few novels.
WICKED, the musical, I adore for what it is - warts and all, which is more than I can say for THE BAKER'S WIFE. . .but, we'll not go onto that tangent right now.
Had the authors of WICKED - the musical - musicalized the novel, it would not be running today. . .
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: TCB on August 20, 2009, 02:48:26 PM
Good morning.

Off to San Diego, don't think I've been out of town since 2002.
Looking forward to seeing Herringbone.

Have a wonderful Thursday everybody.




Sam, I hope you have a wonderful trip.  I wish that I could see Mr. Wong in HERRINGBONE.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: td on August 20, 2009, 02:48:58 PM
Oh, and TOD:

Me = Martin Mull
My Grandmother = Marjorie Main
My Dad = Wally Cox
My Mother = Shirley Booth
My True Love = James or Josh Brolin
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: George on August 20, 2009, 02:51:40 PM
Oh...my...goodness. (http://www.comcast.net/articles/entertainment/20090820/ENTERTAINMENT-US-SUBMARINE/) :P
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: TCB on August 20, 2009, 02:54:04 PM
Good morning, all! I'm going in early to work on the McGlinnventory since my paralegal Geri can only work till noon today. I figure with the delays I've given her the past month, this is the least I can do! If I leave by 8:30, I can be there by 9:15, which is an hour earlier than my usual schedule.

After that, back here to fret about some payment issues for which I could use some some Big Vibes: the asses at the Library of Congress haven't paid us, PHI has mysteriously not paid us today, which is usually the end of the invoice wait, and the recording check from last month hasn't arrived. I'm $2.00 overdrawn, and unless something magical happens in the post today or the PHI bank transfer, I'm royally screwed. So, DRs, I could use some vibes. Big ones.





Big vibes for DR elmore!!!


$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: TCB on August 20, 2009, 02:59:00 PM
character violations

I just hate it when my character is violated.


Only your character?
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: TCB on August 20, 2009, 03:09:28 PM
Too bad I didn't have it with me this morning at the sewage ponds where I saw the rare (for Arizona) wood stork. Of course, at my age, I wouldn't want to get too close to a stork.


I thought Woodstork was in New York?
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Jane on August 20, 2009, 03:18:27 PM
DR Ginny the photos, along with your posts, really choked me up.  Such a nice tribute.

Hugs.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: DERBRUCER on August 20, 2009, 03:18:47 PM
Oregon was well represented at LA's VAMPIRELLA BALL (http://www.latimes.com/theguide/summer/la-vampirellaball-event-pg,0,6455238.photogallery)

A guest just returning from a Portland BarMitzvah

(http://www.latimes.com/media/photo/2009-08/48703570.jpg)

Little People denizens from Salem:

(http://www.latimes.com/media/photo/2009-08/48703575.jpg)

der Brucer
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: TCB on August 20, 2009, 03:18:56 PM
Here I am starring as Jonathan and DR GINNY puts me in as the third standby for Mr Witherspoon.  I quit.

Actors!  They're so temperamental!

Actually, DR JRand, I now do remember your scar photo and realize that that means you're cast as Jonathan.  After our events of the past several weeks, it's going to take me a while to get my wits fully back together.  Forgive me.

So, here's an updated list.  I'd actually have you play Teddy Brewster and DR TCB reprise his turn as Jonathan.

Martha Brewster - DR Ginny
Teddy Brewster
The Rev. Dr. Harper - My DH Richard (he already has the wardrobe!)
Elaine Harper
Officer Klein
Mr. Gibbs
Abby Brewster - DR Vixmom
Mortimer Brewster - DR Ron Pulliam
Jonathan Brewster - DR JRAnd or DR TCB
Mr. Witherspoon - DR Elmore or DR Jose
Officer Brophy - DR George
Officer O'Hara - DR MattH
Dr. Einstein
Lieutenant Rooney



Well, if I have been bumped to understudy, I quit!


I do find it amazing that so many of us have been in a production of A&OL.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Jane on August 20, 2009, 03:19:57 PM
DR Matt H why you think Matt Damon would have to "plain" himself up to play you is beyond me.  You do yourself an injustice.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: TCB on August 20, 2009, 03:20:05 PM
I think DR MBarnum needs to watch more Home & Garden Television!!

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_tIajTeP2AMA/SXz6LTbvCbI/AAAAAAAACds/RJuVxFAIZZ0/s400/carter+oosterhouse+2+carter.jpg)

I'll take one of those!


What are you going to do with a saw?
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: TCB on August 20, 2009, 03:23:16 PM
Oh, and TOD:

Me = Martin Mull
My Grandmother = Marjorie Main
My Dad = Wally Cox
My Mother = Shirley Booth
My True Love = James or Josh Brolin


Oh td, I don't like either James or Josh!
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: George on August 20, 2009, 03:23:29 PM
What are you going to do with a saw?

If you have to ask...

;)
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Ginny on August 20, 2009, 03:23:54 PM
DR Ginny the photos, along with your posts, really choked me up.  Such a nice tribute.

Hugs.

DR Jane, my photos are quite subtle compared to ones that my niece has already posted on Facebook.

Thanks for the virtual hugs and for the card that arrived in the mail today.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Ginny on August 20, 2009, 03:24:51 PM
DR TCB -  ;D

Please don't quit until we find out if DR JRand is willing to play Teddy...
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: DERBRUCER on August 20, 2009, 03:28:17 PM

Well, if I have been bumped to understudy, I quit!


Gee, I thought you enjoyed a little "bumping" now and then.

der Brucer
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Michael on August 20, 2009, 03:29:44 PM
I think DR MBarnum needs to watch more Home & Garden Television!!

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_tIajTeP2AMA/SXz6LTbvCbI/AAAAAAAACds/RJuVxFAIZZ0/s400/carter+oosterhouse+2+carter.jpg)

I'll take one of those!


What are you going to do with a saw?

CIRCUMCISION
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Ginny on August 20, 2009, 03:36:38 PM
DR Ginny the photos, along with your posts, really choked me up.  Such a nice tribute.

Hugs.

DR Jane, my photos are quite subtle compared to ones that my niece has already posted on Facebook.

Thanks for the virtual hugs and for the card that arrived in the mail today.

Actually, the photos I posted are part of her Facebook album, but I'll spare you the really maudlin ones.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Ginny on August 20, 2009, 03:38:21 PM
And now for something completely different, I am about to go to my book group's annual potluck dinner and movie night.  We've read and are watching Revolutionary Road.  That should cheer me up.  Well, at least being with my girlfriends will...
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on August 20, 2009, 03:52:37 PM
Oh, and TOD:

Me = Martin Mull
My Grandmother = Marjorie Main
My Dad = Wally Cox
My Mother = Shirley Booth
My True Love = James or Josh Brolin


Oh td, I don't like either James or Josh!


Then there's more for td, isn't there!
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on August 20, 2009, 03:53:38 PM
The funeral photos you posted, Ginny, are really awesome.  It's amazing, and a bit heart-wrenching, to see how people pay their respects.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: TCB on August 20, 2009, 03:54:21 PM
DR TCB -  ;D

Please don't quit until we find out if DR JRand is willing to play Teddy...

Okay!  For you, Ginny, I will wait until we hear from Jrand.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on August 20, 2009, 03:54:41 PM
I think DR MBarnum needs to watch more Home & Garden Television!!



I'll take one of those!


What are you going to do with a saw?


Why he's going to "cut you out" of the picture!!!


:D
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on August 20, 2009, 03:55:24 PM
DR TCB -  ;D

Please don't quit until we find out if DR JRand is willing to play Teddy...

Okay!  For you, Ginny, I will wait until be hear from Jrand.


Golly, this isn't you day, is it!!!
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: DAW on August 20, 2009, 04:04:44 PM
this isn't you day

No, it's me day!        ;)
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: bk on August 20, 2009, 04:05:19 PM
Back from the tape transfer room and the casting session.  Unfortunately, just as we were going to get to the most important tape the guy's machine just died - we'd just heard bits of four other tapes without incident, and then it just died, just like that.  So, I only heard about twenty seconds of the opening track, but it sounded like it's going to sound amazing - the original three-track album master, which has never been used for any of this soundtrack's releases.  So, I feel safe in saying that despite it having been out on CD before (but OOP now), it will sound like it's never sounded, and we may even have two bonus tracks.  Since this is, for many a soundtrack buff, one of the great scores, I'm very excited.  The previous CD and all LP incarnations sounded really bad - no low end, shrill high end, and dead-sounding because there was no room ambience - recorded in a really dead space.  We'll be fixing all of that.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: bk on August 20, 2009, 04:08:12 PM
We only saw four people today, two of whom we'll call back.  One actor was reading for the role of a young Irish lad of twenty, but born in America.  I asked the actor to read it with a really subtle Irish lilt - the author then bombastically stated that the character shouldn't have any trace of accent since he was born in America.  I asked the actor to to the subtle Irish lilt anyway, what with being the director and all.  After he left, the author told me he LOVED the Irish lilt and it stays - and it was just right, just the hint of it, because you know that any child who had parents with a thick Irish brogue would still have a trace of it.  It worked perfectly, and made all his lines sparkle and be funnier.  And that's why I get the big bucks (!).
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: bk on August 20, 2009, 04:08:40 PM
I'll be leaving in about forty minutes to sup with Mr. Barry Pearl and then see Plan Nine, after which I'll return with a full report.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: elmore3003 on August 20, 2009, 04:09:56 PM
Good morning, all! I'm going in early to work on the McGlinnventory since my paralegal Geri can only work till noon today. I figure with the delays I've given her the past month, this is the least I can do! If I leave by 8:30, I can be there by 9:15, which is an hour earlier than my usual schedule.

After that, back here to fret about some payment issues for which I could use some some Big Vibes: the asses at the Library of Congress haven't paid us, PHI has mysteriously not paid us today, which is usually the end of the invoice wait, and the recording check from last month hasn't arrived. I'm $2.00 overdrawn, and unless something magical happens in the post today or the PHI bank transfer, I'm royally screwed. So, DRs, I could use some vibes. Big ones.





Big vibes for DR elmore!!!


$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Thank you all for the money vibes today! I just got hell from a good friend for badmouthing the Library of Congress; mind you, I'm only badmouthing the fools in the Accounts Payable Dept since they're the ones not honoring their contract. That said, much as I love the Library for what it contains and my friends who work there, it will be a cold day in hell before anything else iof my work ends up as a donation there.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: bk on August 20, 2009, 04:15:42 PM
I had a lovely e-mail when I got home - someone got their Wife/Duck CD today and wrote a group e-mail about it:

....I AM listening to the ideal music for one: "How to Murder Your Wife".  In his notes to the CD (2 of 'em!), Kimmel takes the words right out of my mouth: he says this is one of the best film scores of the '60s, and/or ever.  I loved this movie when it first came out, and I still love it, even as it's turned into the inevitable time capsule.  (Kimmel says this is even more true of "Lord Love a Duck"---I have to take his word for that one; never seen it.)  What is ravishing about Hefti's score is actually quite common, and quite rare.  It's the sense you get, every once in awhile, that a thing is just perfect, as delivered.  Perfect, "out of the box".  From the elegant black, white and red titles to the underpinning of Hefti's corruscating chords, we know we're in for something droll, sophisticated, elegant, silly, romantic, beautiful, and just great---definitely a 'genre' movie, the cocktail comedy, but with more than a few subversive twists, and
a lot of truth. 
Anybody who doesn't think so is full of it!  (That's what I like: a nice, overbearing opinion!)
You can't watch the movie without missing the one-of-a-kind Terry-Thomas, but that expression surely describes Jack Lemmon, too, and Eddie Mayehof, and sure as hell describes the absolutely delicious and incomparable (true, for once) Virna Lisi.  This movie really hit paydirt, at least 'fun time' paydirt, if not gigantic box office (and, I don't know about that part.)  It's one of the handful of movies I can say I truly love, not because I think so (alone), but mainly because I feel it and think it, both.  Listening to this gorgeous, 'big band' score is a wonderful way to remember the film and celebrate one of its best components: that same score. 
Most of us are mortal men.  Some men however are immortal, at least for a few years after their mortal coil gives out on them.  Hefti has made it.  This music makes him alive, and what's more, it makes US a little more alive.  What more can you say for a guy, than that?  THANKS, Neal!  Beautiful.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: TCB on August 20, 2009, 04:21:54 PM
T.O.D.


TCB - Either Derek Jacobi or Ron Raines
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Jane on August 20, 2009, 04:42:38 PM
DR Ginny the photos, along with your posts, really choked me up.  Such a nice tribute.

Hugs.



DR Jane, my photos are quite subtle compared to ones that my niece has already posted on Facebook.

Thanks for the virtual hugs and for the card that arrived in the mail today.

Actually, the photos I posted are part of her Facebook album, but I'll spare you the really maudlin ones.

I was just about to say I would be interested in seeing them, guess I won't now.

Your welcome & more hugs.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Jane on August 20, 2009, 04:44:26 PM
And now for something completely different, I am about to go to my book group's annual potluck dinner and movie night.  We've read and are watching Revolutionary Road.  That should cheer me up.  Well, at least being with my girlfriends will...

:) You are getting out!

What did you think of the book?  I haven't read it, or seen the movie.  It doesn't really appeal to me.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Jane on August 20, 2009, 04:46:21 PM
We only saw four people today, two of whom we'll call back.  One actor was reading for the role of a young Irish lad of twenty, but born in America.  I asked the actor to read it with a really subtle Irish lilt - the author then bombastically stated that the character shouldn't have any trace of accent since he was born in America.  I asked the actor to to the subtle Irish lilt anyway, what with being the director and all.  After he left, the author told me he LOVED the Irish lilt and it stays - and it was just right, just the hint of it, because you know that any child who had parents with a thick Irish brogue would still have a trace of it.  It worked perfectly, and made all his lines sparkle and be funnier.  And that's why I get the big bucks (!).

You may not remember that I had a slight English accent.  I wish I hadn't let it go.  I often want to slip into the accent & have to stop myself knowing it would sound rather odd now.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Jane on August 20, 2009, 04:47:30 PM
Bruce, nice email. :)
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: DAW on August 20, 2009, 05:23:45 PM
An occasional email or review like that must make all the Kritzerland work feel worth it once in a while!      :)
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: DAW on August 20, 2009, 05:25:31 PM
Today is apparently unofficially Carter Oosterhouse Day here at HHW.

The acronym of which is COD.



What is it, fish?
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Jane on August 20, 2009, 06:15:22 PM
Iíve been pondering who I would want to play me and I canít come up with a name.    Any suggestions?

Keith-A younger Lee Majors. Iíve always thought that.
My Mother-I canít get beyond Susan Hayward who was only 2 years older than my mother.
My brother- Warren Beatty


It is hard to do my children too.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: td on August 20, 2009, 06:16:33 PM
DR Jane - what about Elizabeth Perkins for you?
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: TCB on August 20, 2009, 06:23:56 PM
Today is apparently unofficially Carter Oosterhouse Day here at HHW.

The acronym of which is COD.



What is it, fish?


DAW - Have you picked someone to play you in a movie yet?  Remember, Huckleberry Hound is not a real actor.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: TCB on August 20, 2009, 06:24:37 PM
Iíve been pondering who I would want to play me and I canít come up with a name.    Any suggestions?

Keith-A younger Lee Majors. Iíve always thought that.
My Mother-I canít get beyond Susan Hayward who was only 2 years older than my mother.
My brother- Warren Beatty


It is hard to do my children too.


Your brother - Warrren Beatty?  Can I meet your brother?
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Jennifer on August 20, 2009, 06:33:21 PM
Thank you DR Jennifer & how is your head today?

I was so mad at myself for bumping my head and not being more careful.

I will say when i woke up it was still not feeling right. But i decided to go for a bike ride early this morning (i was not sure if the helmet would hurt). It ended up being okay.

There is no bump when i feel around. But it's doing a lot better. Thanks for asking.

Quote
DR Jose, very nice of the restaurant last night.  Maybe they think you are a restaurant critic ;)

OMG that is the funniest thing i've read today. Maybe they do!
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Jennifer on August 20, 2009, 06:34:47 PM
Hugs to DR Ginny!
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Jennifer on August 20, 2009, 06:36:25 PM
And now for something completely different, I am about to go to my book group's annual potluck dinner and movie night.  We've read and are watching Revolutionary Road.  That should cheer me up.  Well, at least being with my girlfriends will...

The movie sure won't...

I actually watched it a few weeks ago.

Tonight I watched THE READER, which is equally somber! (but good. although i thought the sex scenes were too graphic for my taste).
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: TCB on August 20, 2009, 06:38:43 PM




G'night!
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Jane on August 20, 2009, 06:39:45 PM
DR Jane - what about Elizabeth Perkins for you?

Hmm, I know who she is but am not familiar with her.  I love she is much younger than I am ;)  People often say I look like Courtney Cox.  I don't see it.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Jane on August 20, 2009, 06:41:22 PM
Iíve been pondering who I would want to play me and I canít come up with a name.    Any suggestions?

Keith-A younger Lee Majors. Iíve always thought that.
My Mother-I canít get beyond Susan Hayward who was only 2 years older than my mother.
My brother- Warren Beatty


It is hard to do my children too.


Your brother - Warrren Beatty?  Can I meet your brother?

LOL. :) 
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Jennifer on August 20, 2009, 06:42:29 PM
And now for something completely different, I am about to go to my book group's annual potluck dinner and movie night.  We've read and are watching Revolutionary Road.  That should cheer me up.  Well, at least being with my girlfriends will...

:) You are getting out!

What did you think of the book?  I haven't read it, or seen the movie.  It doesn't really appeal to me.

I haven't read the book, but did see the movie. I don't know if you'd like it. It was okay.

If you really like kate and/or leo.

It was a well done movie, but sort of slow. I forget when it was set (the 50s or something). It's basically just watching them have a troubled marriage. But the acting is very good. Just not my favorite kind of movie.
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Post by: Jane on August 20, 2009, 06:42:49 PM
DR Jennifer I am an expert on head bumping which I'm sure explains a lot. ;D
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Jane on August 20, 2009, 06:43:56 PM
I usually don't enjoy stories with troubled marriages that go nowhere, and I get the feeling that is where this story goes.
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Post by: Jennifer on August 20, 2009, 06:48:59 PM
I usually don't enjoy stories with troubled marriages that go nowhere, and I get the feeling that is where this story goes.

They aren't totally unhappy. At times they are very happy. But it's not a very cheery story.
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Post by: FranÁois on August 20, 2009, 07:04:31 PM
I think DR MBarnum needs to watch more Home & Garden Television!!

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_tIajTeP2AMA/SXz6LTbvCbI/AAAAAAAACds/RJuVxFAIZZ0/s400/carter+oosterhouse+2+carter.jpg)

I'll take one of those!




What are you going to do with a saw?

Shave his torso??? (Ouch!)
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Post by: Jane on August 20, 2009, 07:25:02 PM
I went away for a moment and missed DR FranÁois
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Post by: George on August 20, 2009, 07:26:49 PM
I think DR MBarnum needs to watch more Home & Garden Television!!

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_tIajTeP2AMA/SXz6LTbvCbI/AAAAAAAACds/RJuVxFAIZZ0/s400/carter+oosterhouse+2+carter.jpg)

I'll take one of those!

What are you going to do with a saw?

Shave his torso??? (Ouch!)

BITE YOUR TONGUE!! >:(
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Post by: George on August 20, 2009, 07:27:17 PM
Don't you DARE touch a hair on that body!!

;)
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Post by: George on August 20, 2009, 07:31:36 PM
And on that note (pick a note...any note), I'm off.

Have a good rest of the evening, all!
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Post by: FranÁois on August 20, 2009, 07:33:10 PM
Don't you DARE touch a hair on that body!!

;)

There were question marks at the end of the sentence!

 :)
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Post by: Matt H. on August 20, 2009, 07:43:32 PM
DR Jane - what about Elizabeth Perkins for you?

I was thinking Meg Ryan before she tinkered with her looks.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Matt H. on August 20, 2009, 07:46:38 PM
Well, I finished the last episode of SONS OF ANARCHY. They ended the season at a great stopping point which will be a great jumping off point for the new season that begins in a few weeks. The biker club will definitely be undergoing some changes this season!
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Post by: Matt H. on August 20, 2009, 07:48:02 PM
I also watched the six featurettes that were the bonus features on disc three. Eveything from deleted scenes and a gag reel to features on the tattoo artists who work on the show and the different custom motorcycles used for each of the stars. All very interesting.
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Post by: Matt H. on August 20, 2009, 07:48:43 PM
I ended up actually enjoying the show. I doubt I'll tune in when the new season starts, but I'll look forward to reviewing the next season box set when it comes out in a year.
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Post by: Matt H. on August 20, 2009, 07:49:39 PM
I hope everyone who's a fan remembered tonight was the return of PROJECT RUNWAY. I recorded the ALl-Stars show as well as the first episode of the new season. I'll watch it tomorrow while I eat lunch.
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Post by: Matt H. on August 20, 2009, 07:51:06 PM
Tonight I finally had time to catch up with last Friday's PSYCH and MONK.

PSYCH had a merely OK episode with Sean investigating Christine Baranski and her family. The mystery was OK, but I wanted Seasn to do more "psych" stuff.
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Post by: Matt H. on August 20, 2009, 07:52:02 PM
MONK wasn't all that good either. "Mr. Eko" from LOST was the guest star of a dull little mystery that really didn't engage me. I found my attention drifting and I even nodded off at one point.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Cillaliz on August 20, 2009, 08:01:42 PM
I usually don't enjoy stories with troubled marriages that go nowhere, and I get the feeling that is where this story goes.

They aren't totally unhappy. At times they are very happy. But it's not a very cheery story.

They yell a lot.  I didn't like the story.  Too depressing
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Post by: FJL on August 20, 2009, 08:08:10 PM
Caught up on today.

Reminder to please R.S.V.P. by Private Message by Friday about the honring-BK-in-NY get-together on Monday at 7:30.
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Post by: Matt H. on August 20, 2009, 08:22:14 PM
I sitting here trying to read the monitor and yawning, so I think that's a signal I need to go to bed.

Good night!
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Post by: Cillaliz on August 20, 2009, 08:26:07 PM
DR Matt, I read your post and it made me yawn! I didn't realize reading about yawning had that impact
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Post by: Cillaliz on August 20, 2009, 08:26:29 PM
DR Matt, hope you're feeling better today
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Post by: JoseSPiano on August 20, 2009, 08:53:30 PM
Good Evening!

If any DR happens to be wandering through SoHo, and is looking for some place to grab a bite to eat, I highly recommend, DespaŮa (http://www.despananyc.com/).  Besides selling a full array of Spanish "groceries", they also have a counter in the back where you buy various tapas, bocadillos and pinxtos.

I had actually planned to have lunch elsewhere, but as I walked by the storefront I noticed an Iberian "black ham" in the window, so... I was very glad that my curiosity got the best of me.

*As I left, I spoke to some of the counter staff up front - all from Spain - their staff "rotates" between Spain and the US.  I asked them how long they had been open, and they said "Three and half... Years."  YEARS?!?!?!  That really caught me by surprise.  Whenever I'm in SoHo, I usually walk in that area, and I was quite surprised that I had not noticed them before.  As I was enjoying my lunch - a Catalan bocadillo (sandwich) - I was admiring just how well kept, organized and clean the place was - it seemed liked it had just opened.  But, sure enough, they opened back in 2006.

In any case... *** (out of 4).

;D
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Laura on August 20, 2009, 08:53:37 PM
I hope all our DRs who have been hurting are resting well tonight.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 20, 2009, 08:54:53 PM
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DR Jose, very nice of the restaurant last night.  Maybe they think you are a restaurant critic ;)

OMG that is the funniest thing i've read today. Maybe they do!

DR Jennifer - And just why would you find that funny?

;)
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 20, 2009, 08:57:55 PM
My camera has decided to work again. Imagine my surprise.

DR Laura - Just how long have you had this camera? Isn't it relatively new?  If so, is it still under warranty?
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Laura on August 20, 2009, 09:03:22 PM
I didn't buy the extended warranty. I've had it a couple of years. I don't remember.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on August 20, 2009, 09:10:36 PM
DR Jose, very nice of the restaurant last night.  Maybe they think you are a restaurant critic ;)

DR Jane - Yes, it was very nice of the staff of the restaurant to take such good care of me last night.  -And, actually, again tonight too.

A couple of weeks ago, I happened to meet one of the managers/partners at... wait for it... The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck.  As we were enjoying our vanilla cones topped with Toasted Curried Coconut and Wasabi Pea Dust - I can't make that stuff up - we started talking about Food, Wine, the restaurant scene in NYC, etc.  She then extended an invitation to me to come check out her restaurant. A few weeks later, I finally made it in for dinner.  It was a great evening.  I kind of left the evening in her hands, and as she brought various plates to the table, she would take a few moments to explain what was placed in front of me. Then, a couple of minutes later, she would come back and ask what I thought about the food. What I really thought about the food.

I've been back a few times since, and even though I've only been there about five times, I already feel like a regular.  She knows I'm not a restaurant critic, however, she does know that I'm interested in Food on more than just the "this tastes good, this tastes bad" level.  I really do appreciate food, and can tell when great care has been put into it's planning and preparation.  -In fact, she told me that I was a "dream customer" last night. :)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on August 20, 2009, 09:12:28 PM
I didn't buy the extended warranty. I've had it a couple of years. I don't remember.

OH! That's right.  This was the one that you thought was lost, but was then found. Right?
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 20, 2009, 09:21:58 PM
And now for something completely different, I am about to go to my book group's annual potluck dinner and movie night.  We've read and are watching Revolutionary Road.  That should cheer me up.  Well, at least being with my girlfriends will...

DR Ginny - Umm... Well... If Revolutionary Road ends up cheering you up, well... ;)

I'm glad that you were able to have a day surrounded by family and friends.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on August 20, 2009, 09:23:58 PM
As for that picture of Carter Oosterhouse - I won't quote him/it again... Does it look PhotoShop'd to anyone else?

::) ???
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 20, 2009, 09:29:04 PM
DR Pogue - Yes. All road leads back to Richmond.

Did you and Rick do some actual shows together or just rubbed elbows in the same theatre community?  Did you know Benny Ambush as well?

I don't believe Rick and I ever worked together, but we had worked at the same theatres in Richmond.  As for Benny Sato Ambush, well... I never worked with him, but know very well who he is.  -Anyone who had even just a passing awareness of the theatre scene in Richmond during his tenure at Theatre Virginia would know who he is.  For better or worse.  Sadly, most people only know the "worse".
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 20, 2009, 09:34:11 PM
***PACKING & MOVING VIBES***
for DR Kerry.....


DITTO!!! MAJOR DITTO!!!
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Laura on August 20, 2009, 09:34:13 PM
I don't recall ever losing this camera.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 20, 2009, 09:39:51 PM
I don't recall ever losing this camera.

Not even for a few days?  Hmmm...

Maybe that was DR Jane.

???
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 20, 2009, 09:49:37 PM
Oh, and TOD:

Me = Martin Mull
My Grandmother = Marjorie Main
My Dad = Wally Cox
My Mother = Shirley Booth
My True Love = James or Josh Brolin

But then who would play Martin Mull?

;)
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: FJL on August 20, 2009, 09:50:19 PM
Laura -  Thanks for RSVP-ing!

Your comment this A.M. about "adult situations" meaning paying rent & car insurance was met with much merriment here.  Even the dogs were smiling.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on August 20, 2009, 09:55:18 PM
Well... I think I'm finally going to meet up with my cousin tomorrow. I hope. We were supposed to meet for lunch today, but then she "suddenly" had plans.  Then we were supposed to meet for dinner, but, again, it turned out she had plans.  Yesterday, she had no plans for today.  In any case...

Goodnight.
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Cillaliz on August 20, 2009, 10:09:23 PM
I hope all our DRs who have been hurting are resting well tonight.

Agreed!
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Cillaliz on August 20, 2009, 10:11:00 PM
I didn't buy the extended warranty. I've had it a couple of years. I don't remember.

OH! That's right.  This was the one that you thought was lost, but was then found. Right?

Amazing Grace in action...
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: Cillaliz on August 20, 2009, 10:13:42 PM
I didn't get as much accomplished today as I wanted to, but did get a couple new clients and a couple prospective new clients, so it was a good day.  I have much to do tomorrow before Edith leaves for a week to work on her new house, start  moving etc.  I will have to brush up on my Spanish.  She tells me just to speak it, I know it and I'm only being shy.   So...next week we'll see what happens
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Post by: Cillaliz on August 20, 2009, 10:14:22 PM
Right now I must sleep.. tomorrow is another day...
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Post by: DAW on August 20, 2009, 10:54:14 PM
...tomorrow is another day...

Fiddle Dee Dee!
Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: bk on August 20, 2009, 10:59:15 PM
Back from a really superb Chinese meal and Plan Nine, which was really odd for reasons I'll explain in the notes.  My breakfast with Juliana has been cancelled - she's under the weather, so we'll do it when I get back from NY.  My NY dance card is starting to fill up, which is fun.
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Post by: DAW on August 20, 2009, 11:06:43 PM
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Title: Re: THE TWITTERING GAZELLE
Post by: DAW on August 20, 2009, 11:55:49 PM
Twitter and be gay
That's the part I play.


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