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Title: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: bk on August 22, 2009, 12:11:49 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes were sleep-inducing, and now it is time for you to post until the sleepy cows come home.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: bk on August 22, 2009, 12:12:40 AM
And the word of the day is: ANIMADVERSION!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on August 22, 2009, 12:14:22 AM
First Post! First Post!

::)
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 22, 2009, 12:14:35 AM
As I was saying...

Then...

Since Friday afternoons are pay-what-you-wish days at the International Center of Photography (http://www.icp.org/), we headed over there to check out their new Avedon exhibit: Avedon and Fashion: 1944-2000 (http://www.icp.org/site/c.dnJGKJNsFqG/b.5079531/k.9571/Avedon_Fashion.htm).

What a true stunner of an exhibit!  Being able to get up close to some of those photographs was truly eye-opening. The models! Verushka, Dorian Leigh, Dovima, Suzy Parker, Robin Tattersall, Twiggy, Carmen, Lauren Hutton, Anjelica Huston, Mike Nichols(!)... The Fashion: Dior, Balenciaga, Galliano...

And as you look at his early photographs, and as you realize that he composed all those shots before PhotoShop was even a glimmer in someone's mind's eye... Again, Stunning!

(http://www.icp.org/atf/cf/{A0B4EE7B-5A90-46AB-AF37-7115A2D48F94}/avedon09_popup4.jpg)
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 22, 2009, 12:16:39 AM
Then, while, he was at the Hirschfeld seeing Hair, I finally was able to catch up with my cousin.  There's a rooftop bar on top of her hotel, so we met up there for some drinks and nibbles. It was a very chill way to spend the post-rain evening.  -She also gave me a really nice birthday present too. :)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on August 22, 2009, 12:24:45 AM
Then after Hair, I met up with David again, and we headed up to Casellula... again.  Well, it was his first time there, and it was my third time there... This week... In as many days. ;)

Needless to say, we had a wonderful dinner: wine, cheese, the "Pig's Ass Sandwich"...

And there happened to be a lot of Twitterers there too.  In fact, one of my Twitter/Foursquare buddies ended up stopping by just to say Hi!  -It also turned out that he used to work at Caselulla.

It was really nice being in there not during the pre-theater rush.  Tia, the owner/manager/fromager, came over a couple of times to talk with us a couple of times, and it turned out her boyfriend was in tonight too.  He happens to be a sommelier at Jean-Georges (http://www.jean-georges.com/), so... It looks like I'll be dining at Jean-Georges sometime sooner or later.  ;)

...And there were two gentlemen sitting next to us who were trying to pick a wine to finish off their evening with.  Well... Since I happened to know that they had an off-the-list sparkling Shiraz available, I suggested they give that a try.  Thankfully, they really liked it.

...And to bring the evening to a spectacular close, they brought not one, not two, but three desserts to our table!  Bon Appetit, indeed!

:)
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 22, 2009, 12:25:23 AM
DR FJL - I know it's late, but... Yes, I'll be there on Monday night.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on August 22, 2009, 12:26:52 AM
...And then as I stepped onto the platform of Columbus Circle, the D Train - the Express! - pullled in.

...And when I turned on the radio, the Chopin Nocturnes were playing on WNYC.

:)

Again, it was quite a wonderful day.

And, now...

Sleep.

Goodnight.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: bk on August 22, 2009, 12:39:00 AM
Just in case anyone missed it in last night's late posts, I repost this for your mental delectation and utter amazement.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmDGntpZC3I
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: bk on August 22, 2009, 12:39:58 AM
The direct link to order the new novel is:

http://kritzerland.com/historical.htm
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Jrand70 on August 22, 2009, 04:51:11 AM
I have the ordered new novel.  WIFE/DUCK arrived at my house yesterday, and this is one of my PLAY cd's, not one of my investment CD's.  What a fun score.  We saw the movie on the bottom of a double bill with a movie I can't remember, but we laughed and laughed.  And yes Miss Virna Lisi was very beautiful.

Work again today.  Oh well.  ;D
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Jrand70 on August 22, 2009, 04:51:46 AM
I shall be back this evening.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: elmore3003 on August 22, 2009, 05:59:05 AM
Good morning, all! I slept very well last night, although I did wake at some point between 11:30 pm and 8 am to a lot of very very loud thunder, lightning and another downpour. I hope it cols everything down.

DR Jose, the super's grandson did stop by around 5 pm yesterday, in the midst of my Life Begins at 8:40 madness, to see if i'd talked to George yet. I did leave George a note asking him to come by the apartment and see how beautifully Dragan had prepared the bookcases for him, but he hasn't in in his shop since Thursday.

The madness does continue: I thought that the wonderful Marnie, who's put together all of the orchestra parts as well as printing and binding orchestra scores and vocal books for the reading - the Library of cCngress Music Division has invited the Gershwin, Arlen, and Harburg famillies to the reading - had left town for a week with family and we got a demand from the LoC yesterday afternoon for more scores. This set me off, since the order for additional materials should have been settled before August 13, the original date set for the reading. I'm already on thin ice with the Music Division because they've been giving me hell for having the nerve to be pissed at the asses in the LoC Accounts Payable dept who aren't paying their invoices on time, then I had this email claiming conversations with the conductor I never had, followed by a late demand for more printed materials. Since i thought Marnie was away, I emailed back that that was impossible. Well, tomorrow she leaves for vacation, so today I have to help her finish up, then she will print for me a Fed Ex label and I will ship the scores on Monday. I was so loking forward to this reading and now I am so over it.The day I am looking forward to the most is Sept 2, when I return to NYC.

I was telling a friend of mne about the claimed conversation between me and the conductor, and he thinks the conductor is setting me up to be the fall guy if things don't go well in DC on the conductor's end. There's a conductor at Encores! who uses that modus operandi. It's very possible.

TOD
My first real memory of a family trip is around 1954, when I was eight or maybe younger. My dad's brother lived in DC, working for some huge company as a physicist - before he turned Nazarene and got into kinky sects - and my dad wanted to see DC and visit his brother. My whole memory of the trip is getting fascinated with an exhibit at the Smithsonian, being separated from my family and spending about 2 hours in panic mode looking for them.





Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Druxy on August 22, 2009, 06:04:43 AM
Just in case anyone missed it in last night's late posts, I repost this for your mental delectation and utter amazement.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmDGntpZC3I

Very impressive, but I kinda like Robert Preston's version better.

 ;)
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Druxy on August 22, 2009, 06:09:04 AM
My first trip:

I think it was from Seattle to Los Angeles, via train.  I was 9 or 10 years old.

The most memorable moment of that trip was going to the House of Murphy restaurant, where I got to meet Jimmy Durante.  I remember that he talked to me for 5-10 minutes.

He was one of the nicest people in show business.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Matt H. on August 22, 2009, 06:27:21 AM
Good morning!

It's overcast and there were some droplets of rain I felt earlier this morning (more on that later). It's supposed to rain on and off all day today, but it's still humid and uncomfortable outside.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on August 22, 2009, 06:29:36 AM
And the word of the day is: ANIMADVERSION!

And The Song of The Day Is:  JUST YOU WAIT
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Laura on August 22, 2009, 06:30:02 AM
We had a lovely storm last night that lasted about a half hour. We are always hoping for more.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Matt H. on August 22, 2009, 06:30:50 AM
As if nothing else could go right for me over the past few weeks, I discovered a leak on my back porch after a heavy rain. I climbed up on the roof this morning around 7:30 to investigate, and I saw some problems. I did some makeshift patches, so we'll see if that has any effect on the rain leakage if we get another storm today. The back porch has one of those rubber roofs on it, and it likely needs replacement now, but I can't swing that financially with all these medical bills I've racked up this month eventually coming from the insurance folks for me to pay the balance due. I have no idea what it will be, but I'm guessing in the multi-hundreds.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Matt H. on August 22, 2009, 06:32:13 AM
While I was on the roof, I got hit with some sporadic raindrops. I guess the storm moved on, since a regular rain never actually started (thankfully).
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Matt H. on August 22, 2009, 06:33:16 AM
I passed a better than average night in bed last night though I was up twice with pain spasms which have been bothersome off and on this morning.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: td on August 22, 2009, 06:34:03 AM
Awake.  Caffeinated.  About to run with the dog.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Matt H. on August 22, 2009, 06:36:47 AM
I'll likely finish up with my surfing and other computer stuff earlier than usual this morning and go down to get an early jump on the remaining eight episodes of THE UNTOUCHABLES I need to watch.

I was invited to a luau party tonight, but I just am not up to socializing. I don't think folks want to see me with my arm contorted down my back massaging aching joints and muscles. My friend JEff wanted to introduce me to a new fella, but again, I'm just not up for it right now. I guess if the pain subsides this afternoon, I might reconsider, but as of now, no.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Matt H. on August 22, 2009, 06:40:16 AM
I read who won PROJECT RUNAWAY All-stars, so I may not get around to watching it this weekend. I also have last night's MONK and PSYCH to watch, and I'll likely do PSYCH while I eat lunch today.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: FJL on August 22, 2009, 06:43:17 AM
Leaving soon to see a matinee at the Williamstown festival.  (So no tax work today.)
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Laura on August 22, 2009, 06:48:59 AM
TOD: I remember a trip to Disneyland when I was five or six. Everyone drove at night in those days (no AC in the car). Come to think of it, other than the drive over, I don't remember much about that trip at all.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: elmore3003 on August 22, 2009, 07:00:52 AM
My first trip:

I think it was from Seattle to Los Angeles, via train.  I was 9 or 10 years old.

The most memorable moment of that trip was going to the House of Murphy restaurant, where I got to meet Jimmy Durante.  I remember that he talked to me for 5-10 minutes.

He was one of the nicest people in show business.

I felt the same way about Milton Berle, who drove a lot of the Drama Book Shop employees mad, but i liked him a lot.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: elmore3003 on August 22, 2009, 07:02:04 AM
Good morning!

It's overcast and there were some droplets of rain I felt earlier this morning (more on that later). It's supposed to rain on and off all day today, but it's still humid and uncomfortable outside.

DR Matt H, thank you for answering my question. I remember that you'd answered it before, but I honstly could not remember where or when.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: elmore3003 on August 22, 2009, 07:03:35 AM
Leaving soon to see a matinee at the Williamstown festival.  (So no tax work today.)

What's the show? They've never asked me back, although I'd rather work for Margo Lion than Michael Greif again, and I've never been added to their mailing list.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: FJL on August 22, 2009, 07:12:44 AM
Seeing Quartermaine's Term.
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Post by: td on August 22, 2009, 07:16:17 AM
A Very Happy Birthday to bk's dear friend Miss Cindy Williams!
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Post by: FJL on August 22, 2009, 07:18:09 AM
That's great that you can make it, Jose.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on August 22, 2009, 07:36:20 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up... And I was a few times last night due the line of storms that moved through around 4:00am.  Those were some good BOOMS!!
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 22, 2009, 07:37:23 AM
In other news...

Instead of meeting some friends down at MoMA at 11:00, I shall be meeting them at 11:30.  "Mama Jose" (rhymes with Rose) just needed a few more winks. ;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on August 22, 2009, 07:41:15 AM
...And I just had to listen to this story on NPR's Weekend Edition...

Mazel Tov, Mis Amigos - Jewish Classics Live Again, Set To Latin Beats (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=112122180)

It's being re-created live tomorrow afternoon at Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park.  Hmm...
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Matt H. on August 22, 2009, 07:42:15 AM
TOD:

During the summer before I turned 8, my aunt and uncle took me and my cousin on a lengthy road trip up the North Carolina coast to see Kitty Hawk and Manteo, and then we proceed from there to Jamestown, Williamsburg, and then RIchmond. We were gone the better part of two weeks.

I figured out later it was to see what kind of traveler I'd be at such a young age since that Christmas was my first trip to NYC.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Matt H. on August 22, 2009, 07:43:46 AM
OK, I'm heading down now to watch an UNTOUCHABLES episode before I start fixing some lunch.

WBBL.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: td on August 22, 2009, 07:43:56 AM
I'll be reading Coni Congoli-Koepfinger's play CANDLEDANCING today:  http://www.josephbeth.com/Default.aspx?tabindex=2&tabid=3&storeId=9
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 22, 2009, 07:44:22 AM
As for the Topic of the Day...

The first trip I really remember was my first (of two) trips to the Philippines.  I was five-years old.  I liked it. Well, I guess, the proper turn of phrase would have to be, "I was impressed by it".  It was all just so new, so different and so hot!  35 years laters, it still was.
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Post by: FJL on August 22, 2009, 07:44:38 AM
And now I am officially E&T (entertained and traveled also) for the day
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Post by: JoseSPiano on August 22, 2009, 07:45:25 AM
DR FJL - Are you driving or training up to WTF?

*Oh, do you happen to know if Series A is sold out for this afternoon?
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 22, 2009, 07:45:48 AM
And now I am officially E&T (entertained and traveled also) for the day

Safe travels, and enjoy the show!!
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Post by: Ginny on August 22, 2009, 07:46:28 AM
Saturday morning greetings!  It's cooled off here in SW Ohio, too, and we have our windows open - Ahhh!

Today, we're going with Rob to a send-off party for his friend John who's going to Scotland to study linguistics.  It will be nice to see his family and, I hope, the families of many of the other guys from the ol' Scout troop.

Before that, though, Richard is joining his honor guard buddies to provide military honors at the funeral of Mr. Santoro, the gentleman who built our house 50+ years ago for his own family to live in.  Only 2 other families resided here between the Santoros and us.

Oh, and brother-in-law John's youngest daughter moves to Oxford today to become the 3rd generation to attend Miami University.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on August 22, 2009, 07:49:05 AM
And, I'm off...

Laters...
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Post by: Ginny on August 22, 2009, 07:49:20 AM
DR Jose - I wonder if DR TPunk would make her HHW comeback to play Elaine?
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Post by: elmore3003 on August 22, 2009, 07:56:03 AM
TOD:

During the summer before I turned 8, my aunt and uncle took me and my cousin on a lengthy road trip up the North Carolina coast to see Kitty Hawk and Manteo, and then we proceed from there to Jamestown, Williamsburg, and then RIchmond. We were gone the better part of two weeks.

I figured out later it was to see what kind of traveler I'd be at such a young age since that Christmas was my first trip to NYC.

Is Kitty Hawk really a big bird like the one in the Sherman and Peabody episode on ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE? The Wright Brothers are local boys from Dayton!
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: td on August 22, 2009, 08:05:11 AM
Hey Lar - Coni has a reading coming up at The Drama Bookstore (Shop?).  I have been asked to be there.  We shall see.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Ginny on August 22, 2009, 08:14:08 AM
TOD - other than trips to Indianapolis to visit my grandmother, the first real trip I remember is Washington, DC, in the fall of 1957.  My dad had been sent there on business and my mother, sister, and I drove to join him for a vacation at the conclusion of his assignment.  It was quite daring, in the late '50s, for a woman and daughters to travel alone like that, especially making an overnight stop and staying in a motel.  It was also quite daring for our parents to take us out of school for a week - I was in first grade and my sister was in high school.

My mother had a distant cousin, Beulah, who was married to a distinguished gentleman who worked for Riggs National Bank.  We stayed with them and did a lot of sightseeing.  Beulah threw a sparkling party in my parents' honor, with many sophisticated guests and a lot of champagne.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on August 22, 2009, 08:21:36 AM
BK-

Wild Guess for Your up-coming Motion Picture Score

ELMER GANTRY-----Andre Previn

????????
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: DAW on August 22, 2009, 08:41:18 AM
TOD:

My first big trip - which I don't remember - was probably when I was three, when we moved from New Jersey to Los Angeles.

The biggest trip that I remember was in the mid seventies when we spent three weeks touring Hong Kong and China.  [My parents had friends there, whom we stayed with, so it cost us only the airfare.]
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: bk on August 22, 2009, 08:44:41 AM
A Very Happy Birthday to bk's dear friend Miss Cindy Williams!

And to bk's very ex-wife.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: bk on August 22, 2009, 08:45:39 AM
I'm up.  There is ONE worker over there (so much for "we don't work on Saturday") and he, of course, was doing things right outside the bedroom window, including hosing down a scaffolding so it sounded like it was raining.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: bk on August 22, 2009, 08:46:05 AM
I have printed out my boarding pass.
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on August 22, 2009, 09:01:33 AM
BK-

Have A Safe Journey

and Give My Regards to Broadway
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on August 22, 2009, 09:02:45 AM
Laura-

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR MILLSTONE!
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: DAW on August 22, 2009, 09:07:43 AM
CONGRATULATIONS, Laura DR, on your lofty new perch in the HHW firmament!!     :D
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: bk on August 22, 2009, 09:08:44 AM
Welcome seven GUESTS.  I always enjoy seeing what old threads our GUESTS are looking at - one was looking at one from December 27, 2003, where I found this amazing post by ME - it just shows how fast technology moves and how far we've come in just a few short years:

Back home and waiting for the Dish People.  Yesterday, I used some gift coupons at Staples and got an amazing new thing called a memory stick.  It's the size of a lipstick, and it plugs into any USB port in your computer and has more memory than a zip disc and you don't need the zip drive when you're at work or on location.  I also used the rest of my gift coupons and got a wireless ethernet card which allows you to somehow get on the Internet without a formal connection.  Someone will configure it for me at work on Monday - then, if I'm in a hotel or in the office or wherever, I can just insert the thing into my laptop and it taps into the nearest signal and voila - one is on the Internet without having to use the hotel phone line or ethernet port, thereby saving moolah.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: DAW on August 22, 2009, 09:09:08 AM
BTW [Laura DR], you had 9,523 posts under your old user ID.                :)
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Post by: bk on August 22, 2009, 09:09:15 AM
Arnold M. Brockman, it's not Elmer Gantry, which I'm afraid wouldn't sell. 
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Post by: TCB on August 22, 2009, 09:15:14 AM
One more.
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Post by: TCB on August 22, 2009, 09:15:57 AM
PAGE THREE
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Post by: TCB on August 22, 2009, 09:33:45 AM
Well, that certainly stopped all conversation!
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Post by: TCB on August 22, 2009, 09:36:53 AM
Today, I am going down to the Red Wind Casino for lunch and a little gaming.  My sister, brother-in-law, and our friend Carole are going down for a few hours.  It is about a half hour drive from Tacoma, towards DR George's part of the Puget Sound.
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Post by: Kerry on August 22, 2009, 09:36:58 AM
Good morning, good day!  How are you this beautiful  (if very muggy since we had some rain last night) day?
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Post by: Ginny on August 22, 2009, 10:19:08 AM
Hi, DR PennyO!
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Post by: Jane on August 22, 2009, 10:22:34 AM
Hi Penny.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on August 22, 2009, 10:23:09 AM
TOD

My family always went away for a week’s vacation during the summer, usually to the Jersey shore. The one exception was a lovely week at Saylors lake in the Poconos:

(http://www.johnbeckland.com/land/bank_PA_files/PA_Monroe_Cty/PA_saylors_lk/saylors_lk_top.jpg)

I remember riding swan shaped paddle boats around the lake and also sighting my first chipmunk while I was hunting blueberries.

My Aunt and Uncle took me on a road trip to Ithaca NY to visit their son at Cornell

The first non-family journey was a church day bus trip to NYC to see Wonderful Town.

Soon after I went with a school chum and his Mother, by train, to spend a week end in NYC with an Aunt. (We all saw Can-Can on that trip)

Then there was the time my Scout Master took me, by train, to spend a weekend in Boston (and yes we did).

During my sophomore year in high school, the family (now 5 of us) took a two week winter car trip to Sarasota Florida. (Florida was my Mon’s idea, Sarasota was mine – the Circus winters there!). This was 1954 and there were no interstates or fancy motels – you spent the night in private B&Bs or tiny road side cabins. I remember my first southern meal in a B&B in NC. There I was introduced to the prevailing southern ethos “Nigras are just like horses: break ‘em young, train them well and they well be of good service” – advice offered by our gentile southern hostess over our morning grits.

I also had a complete course in Modern American Poetry – the road side Burma Shave ads.

I also remember stocking up on fireworks in GA – a purchase which was neither Safe nor Sane!

On my first morning in Sarasota our hostess (from whom we were renting two rooms) asked me if I liked grapefruit. I said, yes, if it has honey on it. She said her grapefruit needed no honey and proceeded to the backyard and picked a very rotten looking (all brown) fruit from the tree. She cut open the fruit and served it up – tree ripened and sugar sweet!

Still in High School, I took my first Naval Reserve cruise – a summer jaunt to Provincetown MA (What ever were they thinking!) You can imagine the welcome a shipload of young sailors received.)

My first plane ride was when Annapolis sent me to Boston to represent them in a Forensics competition.

Other college years travels included: Montreal; ,Lisbon, Portugal; Copenhagen, Denmark; and Hamburg, Germany.

der Brucer
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: PennyO on August 22, 2009, 10:24:48 AM
Hello, m'dears!

I'm in LA, and BK is on his way to NY!! Wouldn't you just guess... I'm here for a big weekend at the theatre for which I'm managing director - big weekend - 4, count 'em, 4 different shows colliding. The LA premiere of Stop Kiss in repertory with the world premiere of henry Murray's incredible Treefall, and late-night offerings: Shorts and Sweets, and the monthly Rant and Rave on Monday night... I'm sorking front of house for alla them. I'll love seeing these plays and being among my pals.

I'm staying at my sister Rikki's son's house in Playa Vista -- can you spell Resort Living??? Yipes - I feel very VIP. Rented a little car at LAX through Expedia.com - buzzed out to Northridge to my storage locker to get my keyboard, then to Rikki's last night for dinner, then slept like a dead person here in this wondrously cozy bed. Now I'm running out to Sherman Oaks to give a piano lesson, then back to storage to drop off my keyboard, then dress to run the house for 2 shows, then crash again, then a board meeting in the AM, then run house for the matinee tomorrow... I think I have a couple of hours free tomorrow night - or not - and Monday afternoon... I'm outa here Tuesday morning, back to the idyllic life in the forest - was ever ol' gal more schizophrenic???
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Post by: PennyO on August 22, 2009, 10:26:26 AM
So, hello to all and sundried.
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Post by: Jane on August 22, 2009, 10:26:31 AM
You are going to collapse when you return home. :)
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Post by: PennyO on August 22, 2009, 10:26:52 AM
Sorking??? Sorking??? Of course, I meant WORKING the front of the house... oy...
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Post by: PennyO on August 22, 2009, 10:27:30 AM
Collapse? What a polite way to phrase it, Jane!!
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Post by: TCB on August 22, 2009, 10:27:54 AM
TOD

My family always went away for a week’s vacation during the summer, usually to the Jersey shore. The one exception was a lovely week at Saylors lake in the Poconos:

I remember riding swan shaped paddle boats around the lake and also sighting my first chipmunk while I was hunting blueberries.

My Aunt and Uncle took me on a road trip to Ithaca NY to visit their son at Cornell

The first non-family journey was a church day bus trip to NYC to see Wonderful Town.

Soon after I went with a school chum and his Mother, by train, to spend a week end in NYC with an Aunt. (We all saw Can-Can on that trip)

Then there was the time my Scout Master took me, by train, to spend a weekend in Boston (and yes we did).

der Brucer


Yes you did what?
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: TCB on August 22, 2009, 10:30:29 AM
Hi PennyO.!  Happy sorking.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: DAW on August 22, 2009, 10:30:42 AM
I dunno, DR PennyO - I kinda like picturing you, in my mind's eye, sorking the house!      :)
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Jane on August 22, 2009, 10:31:53 AM
LOL Penny.

Off to hike with Sherlock.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: DAW on August 22, 2009, 10:34:46 AM
Yes you did what?

That's our DR TCB.  Going where all others fear to tread!        :)
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Ben on August 22, 2009, 10:36:12 AM
It's not so hot here today but it's horribly humid. We just came back from an errand and I turned on the AC. I can't stand it. I took a shower and now I'm in the bedroom in the cool air. It looks like it may rain again (it did this morning).

I'm tired of the late arriving summer weather. I want fall!!!
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: DAW on August 22, 2009, 10:37:19 AM
Family Tree of Vincent Van Gogh

His dizzy aunt
   Verti Gogh
The brother who ate prunes
   Gotta Gogh
The brother who worked at a convenience store
   Stop N Gogh
The grandfather from Yugoslavia
   U Gogh
His magician uncle
   Where-diddy Gogh
His Mexican cousin
   A Mee Gogh
The Mexican cousin's American half-brother
   Gring Gogh
The nephew who drove a stage coach
   Wells-far Gogh
The constipated uncle
   Can't Gogh
The ballroom dancing aunt
   Tang Gogh
The bird lover uncle
   Flamin Gogh
The fruit-loving cousin
   Man Gogh
An aunt who taught positive thinking
   Way-to-Gogh
The little bouncy nephew
   Poe Gogh
A sister who loved disco
   Go Gogh
And his niece who travels the country in an RV
  Winnie Bay Gogh

I saw you smiling . . . There ya Gogh!
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Sam on August 22, 2009, 10:42:05 AM
Good morning.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: DERBRUCER on August 22, 2009, 10:50:59 AM


Yes you did what?

If I can borrow a Larry line - Wait For My Memoirs!

der Brucer

Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: DAW on August 22, 2009, 10:53:05 AM
DR Sam - thanks for your theatre reportage!!  Glad you enjoyed it so much.     :D
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: DERBRUCER on August 22, 2009, 10:55:01 AM
Family Tree of Vincent Van Gogh


Didn't he have a Mathmatican Uncle - Gogh Figure?

der Brucer

Not to mention the Gambler - Gogh For Broke
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: TCB on August 22, 2009, 11:00:31 AM


Yes you did what?

If I can borrow a Larry line - Wait For My Memoirs!

der Brucer



Can't I just privately purchase the Scoutmaster Chapter?
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: TCB on August 22, 2009, 11:05:01 AM


Yes you did what?

If I can borrow a Larry line - Wait For My Memoirs!

der Brucer



Can't I just privately purchase the Scoutmaster Chapter?

Well, I shall return.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: DERBRUCER on August 22, 2009, 11:06:26 AM
(http://www.foxnews.com/images/service_sun.gif) (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,541631,00.html?test=latestnews)

Quote
OPERA STAR RUSHED TO HOSPITAL AFTER FALLING OFF STAGE INTO ORCHESTRA PIT

An opera singer was rushed to the hospital after tumbling into an orchestra pit during a performance at a British festival.
Ana Maria Martinez, a native Puerto Rican, suffered minor injuries in the accident while playing the title role in Rusalka at the world-renowned venue in East Sussex, Great Britain.

A Glyndebourne Festival spokeswoman said she was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure but discharged after being checked over by an orthopedic surgeon.
...


Is the tenor a "person of interest"?

der Brucer
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: DAW on August 22, 2009, 11:06:27 AM
I shall return.

Is that a threat, or a promise??         ;)
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: DERBRUCER on August 22, 2009, 11:17:04 AM
I dunno, DR PennyO - I kinda like picturing you, in my mind's eye, sorking the house!      :)

Maybe Fred could develop a new segment for
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41QXSS5CGHL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

"Sorking the House"

der Brucer
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: DERBRUCER on August 22, 2009, 11:18:35 AM
I shall return.

Is that a threat, or a promise??         ;)

If he said "I shall come again" would that we wishful thinking?

der Brucer
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: DERBRUCER on August 22, 2009, 11:40:50 AM


Yes you did what?

If I can borrow a Larry line - Wait For My Memoirs!

der Brucer



Can't I just privately purchase the Scoutmaster Chapter?

No - it does not stand alone, it is a thread throughout the section titled "The Scouting Years" - which is not available for purchase.

der Brucer
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: bk on August 22, 2009, 12:13:55 PM
I sorked this morning - it was fun, especially at my age.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Cillaliz on August 22, 2009, 12:49:11 PM
I have had a busy day so far, Went to the Farmer's Market, stopped at Home Depot and then installed a new wired door bell and installed the undercabinet lights in my kitchen.   I love the lights.  The doorbell doesn't work much better than the last one - the wires are ancient and I think that's the problem
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Cillaliz on August 22, 2009, 12:49:38 PM
The door bell doesn't ding it just dongs.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Cillaliz on August 22, 2009, 12:51:40 PM
Ok, now I'm going to go and start refinishing the school desk I was given by the Re-Store. I'm fixing it up for my great nephew.  I'm going to paint the base and chair and then paint the desktop with eraseboard paint so he can write on it with the special markers and wipe it off.   I think that would be really cool.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Cillaliz on August 22, 2009, 12:54:49 PM
We took trips to visit my grandparents a lot - they were about 4 hours from us.  The first REAL tril that I got to go (they left me with a babysitter when I was really young) was when I was 7 and we went to Yellowstone. 
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Cillaliz on August 22, 2009, 12:56:02 PM
OK, time to change clothes and start working on the desk
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Jane on August 22, 2009, 01:15:29 PM
I hope DS Craig's move is going well, AND SAFE, today.  I say safe as he has to drive to DC, unload and drive back to Philly.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: DAW on August 22, 2009, 01:16:58 PM
the wires are ancient and I think that's the problem

In that case, wouldn't a wireless doorbell work better?
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: DAW on August 22, 2009, 01:17:45 PM
***MOVING VIBES***
for DS Craig!!!!!!
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Jane on August 22, 2009, 01:22:43 PM
Thank you DR DAW.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: DAW on August 22, 2009, 01:38:34 PM
Our overnight company shall be arriving shortly.  Tomorrow we shall be doing more cemetarying.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: elmore3003 on August 22, 2009, 01:53:26 PM
I have returned from helping Marnie print, assemble, and bind a vocal score and a full orchestra score for Life Begins at 8:40, which I shall Fed Ex on Monday to the LoC contractor for the reading. That will provide Tommy Krasker of PS Classics with a full score for the reading and a vocal score for one of the "guests."

Never have I been on a project with so much angst and rudeness in the past week. I will have more to say when it's over.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: elmore3003 on August 22, 2009, 01:53:51 PM
I want some pizza and a salad.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: DERBRUCER on August 22, 2009, 01:54:45 PM
Tomorrow we shall be doing more cemetarying.

Let us know what you dig up.

der Brucer
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: DERBRUCER on August 22, 2009, 01:57:46 PM
I have returned from helping Marnie print, assemble, and bind a vocal score and a full orchestra score for Life Begins at 8:40, which I shall Fed Ex on Monday to the LoC contractor for the reading.

I trust you will invoice for the extra work. (Not that they'll pay it)

der Brucer
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Matt H. on August 22, 2009, 02:29:26 PM
TOD:

During the summer before I turned 8, my aunt and uncle took me and my cousin on a lengthy road trip up the North Carolina coast to see Kitty Hawk and Manteo, and then we proceed from there to Jamestown, Williamsburg, and then RIchmond. We were gone the better part of two weeks.

I figured out later it was to see what kind of traveler I'd be at such a young age since that Christmas was my first trip to NYC.

Is Kitty Hawk really a big bird like the one in the Sherman and Peabody episode on ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE? The Wright Brothers are local boys from Dayton!

No, but I remember that very well!
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Matt H. on August 22, 2009, 02:31:30 PM
It is very hot and humid here. The skies darkened for awhile, but it's back to being sunny again.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Ginny on August 22, 2009, 02:34:04 PM
The door bell doesn't ding it just dongs.

Our doorbell goes, "Dink, Donk."
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Matt H. on August 22, 2009, 02:34:06 PM
I got three UNTOUCHABLES episodes watched. Again, a great raft of guest stars in these shows: Arthur Hill, Harold J. Stone, Simon Oakland, and many more (I left my notes downstairs, so I can't remember them all).
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: DERBRUCER on August 22, 2009, 02:34:56 PM
It is very hot and humid here. The skies darkened for awhile, but it's back to being sunny again.

Guess you're not worried about high surf and riptides

der Brucer
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Matt H. on August 22, 2009, 02:35:23 PM
I have five more episodes and then I'll be finished with THE UNTOUCHABLES. I doubt I'll request any of the other boxes of it for review. The show is pleasant, but very repetitive. I can see why it only ran 4 years where something like PERRY MASON ran 9.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Matt H. on August 22, 2009, 02:37:03 PM
I watched the first half of last night's PSYCH. It's an OK episode but again, not enough of Sean's "talent" is utilized in the show (at least thus far). James Brolin is the primary guest star this week.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: DERBRUCER on August 22, 2009, 02:40:35 PM

Our doorbell goes, "Dink, Donk."

Sounds like the start of a Latin verb conjugation.

der Brucer
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Matt H. on August 22, 2009, 02:42:26 PM
That was a quick internet surf for me! I'm heading back down now to finish up with THE UNTOUCHABLES.

WBBL.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: DERBRUCER on August 22, 2009, 02:49:07 PM
the wires are ancient and I think that's the problem

In that case, wouldn't a wireless doorbell work better?

Or a good old fashioned knocker!

der Brucer

That is not a Hooters joke!
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: bk on August 22, 2009, 02:58:56 PM
Well, I am stopping everything right now - I haven't stopped since this morning and this is NOT what I had in mind for today, so that's IT.  I'm packed, I've banked, I've erranded and whatnotted and I'm going to get something to eat right now before I fall over and then I am not doing anything else.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: td on August 22, 2009, 03:03:48 PM
I haven't sorked since I can't tell you when. . .Anybody want to come over and sork with me?
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: DERBRUCER on August 22, 2009, 03:18:18 PM
. . .Anybody want to come over and sork with me?

Depends, do you practice safe-sork?

der Brucer
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Jane on August 22, 2009, 03:18:57 PM
The door bell doesn't ding it just dongs.

Our doorbell goes, "Dink, Donk."

I'm sure our doorbell rings normally, all I hear is "WOOF" WOOF" "WOOF".
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: DERBRUCER on August 22, 2009, 03:23:33 PM
...all I hear is "WOOF" WOOF" "WOOF".

Well, we'd like to see some pictures of WOOF, WOOF, WOOF!

der Brucer
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Druxy on August 22, 2009, 03:31:51 PM
I have five more episodes and then I'll be finished with THE UNTOUCHABLES. I doubt I'll request any of the other boxes of it for review. The show is pleasant, but very repetitive. I can see why it only ran 4 years where something like PERRY MASON ran 9.

THE UNTOUCHABLES had couple of great episodes, both 2-parters.  I don't recall the titles, but one of them dealt with an attempt to break Al Capone off of a prison train to Alcatraz, and the other had to do with an assassination attempt on President-elect FDR that killed the mayor of Chicago.  Not sure about the first one, but the second was based on an actual incident.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Jane on August 22, 2009, 03:32:43 PM
Wouldn't that be a recording you need?  Since our doorbell rarely rings I have no idea when it will happen again even if I had a recording device.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: DERBRUCER on August 22, 2009, 03:41:56 PM
...an assassination attempt on President-elect FDR that killed the mayor of Chicago.

Season #1 Episode; "The Unhired Assassin" .

der Brucer

See also Sondheim's Assassins
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: DERBRUCER on August 22, 2009, 04:03:07 PM

 I don't recall the titles, but one of them dealt with an attempt to break Al Capone off of a prison train to Alcatraz

Season #2 Episode 12 "The Big Train"

der Brucer
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Jane on August 22, 2009, 04:15:02 PM
I can't remember the first trip I took.  There were small trips to Palm Springs, San Diego, Laguna, Arrowhead, Tahoe & San Francisco.

Shortly after I turned 8 my parents took us on the only big trip as a family.  For Christmas Vacation we flew to Mexico City.  The pilot let us go into the cockpit during the night time approach to the city.  It was exciting and beautiful.  Why we were so lucky I have no idea.

Mexico City was wonderful; eating fresh sugar cane at the plantation, climbing the pyramids , the floating gardens, the food, the giant mosaic Aztec Calendar, and the huge flea market.  Of interest was the Jewish country club we visited, done on the insistence of one of my father's patients.  My father also wanted us to see how the less fortunate population lived and to observe the people on their knees as they went to church.  Some of the people doing this were really old & I did not need to hear the contempt in my father's voice to think this was very wrong.

From Mexico City we drove to the quaint old silver mining town of Taxco where the women still washed their clothing in the center of town.  The hotel and the largest toy train set up I had ever seen.  He seemed much smaller when I was there than looking at photos today.

We continued on to Acapulco where I water skied for the first time, broke my first pinata, swam all day & ruined my father's fishing trip when I got sea sick. 

Except for the fishing trip & the flight back to Mexico City (talk about sick!) it was wonderful. 
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Cillaliz on August 22, 2009, 04:22:30 PM
the wires are ancient and I think that's the problem

In that case, wouldn't a wireless doorbell work better?
Yes, but I didn't know that it would only dong until I installed the wired one.  As long as I can tell when someone is at the door, I really don't care for now.   
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Cillaliz on August 22, 2009, 04:24:23 PM
the wires are ancient and I think that's the problem

In that case, wouldn't a wireless doorbell work better?

Or a good old fashioned knocker!

der Brucer

That is not a Hooters joke!

There is an entry way with another solid wood door.  I usually don't hear people knocking.   
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Cillaliz on August 22, 2009, 04:28:59 PM
This afternoon I also primed the old school desk I'm working on for Gabe.  I'm going to paint it and put the dry erase paint on the desk top tomorrow if the weather holds.  Hopefully that will be all I need to do. 

There will be alot of the dry erase paint left over, so I'm thinking about making a couple dry erase boards.  Don't know what I'll do with them, but it would be a shame to waste it.   I guess I could put a little one in the kitchen to make grocery lists. 
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: DERBRUCER on August 22, 2009, 04:35:57 PM
..I water skied for the first time, broke my first pinata,

Lordy, Woman, you'e always breaking something! Were you in a cast till your pinata mended?

der Brucer
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: elmore3003 on August 22, 2009, 04:38:24 PM
I have returned from helping Marnie print, assemble, and bind a vocal score and a full orchestra score for Life Begins at 8:40, which I shall Fed Ex on Monday to the LoC contractor for the reading.

I trust you will invoice for the extra work. (Not that they'll pay it)

der Brucer

I most certainly will! I won't even tell you how long it took them to pay PS Classics for a job.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: elmore3003 on August 22, 2009, 04:45:57 PM
I need to defrost my refrigerator, which I may do tomorrow while i'm doing my laundry.

I just finished writing up a history of the restoration of Life Begins At 8:40 from 2005 till now; I plan to pass out several copies at the reading. If I am being set up to scapegoat, I want all the people there who do not know me to know that 80 percent opf the restoration is from me and my mighty team and not the others taking current charge.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: JMK on August 22, 2009, 04:48:52 PM
Went ahead and bought the new tv today.  Ended up getting a 42" Philips, which was on sale, plus I had a bunch of coupons, so I got it for around $600.  I honestly thought I'd be getting a Samsung, but when I went in and saw the Philips side by side playing the same thing, I couldn't tell a difference, and just didn't feel like spending an extra $400 for something 2" shorter (there's a joke in there that I'm sure someone can develop).
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: bk on August 22, 2009, 04:53:08 PM
I went to post another couple of packages and decided to just have another Subway turkey sandwich, which I didn't really want, but which was very convenient.  But - they were out of turkey.  So, I immediately called a friend who lives in the nabe and she met me at Hugo's and I had a nice, relaxing pasta papa and half salad.  It was very good, and now I shall sit on my couch like so much fish.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Cillaliz on August 22, 2009, 05:03:01 PM
I'm trying to decide if I want to see The Time Traveler's Wife.  I liked the book but haven't heard anything good about the movie...oh bother.   Maybe I'll start cleaning the basement instead
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Cillaliz on August 22, 2009, 05:03:48 PM
But first....I bought some fresh raspberries (picked yesterday) at the farmer's market.  I'm going to have them on some vanilla ice cream.   I love raspberries!
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Jane on August 22, 2009, 05:12:24 PM
..I water skied for the first time, broke my first pinata,

Lordy, Woman, you'e always breaking something! Were you in a cast till your pinata mended?

der Brucer

I glanced at this while reading DR Cilla's post & thought you were commenting on her artistic abilities ;D

I didn't even know they sold dry erase paint.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: DERBRUCER on August 22, 2009, 05:14:21 PM
...something 2" shorter (there's a joke in there that I'm sure someone can develop).

Having one's "something"  2" shorter is no joking matter.

der Brucer
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Cillaliz on August 22, 2009, 05:18:10 PM
..I water skied for the first time, broke my first pinata,

Lordy, Woman, you'e always breaking something! Were you in a cast till your pinata mended?

der Brucer

I glanced at this while reading DR Cilla's post & thought you were commenting on her artistic abilities ;D

I didn't even know they sold dry erase paint.

Neither did I!   I was going to do blackboard paint and the Home Depot guy said "Well you could do dry erase"  and showed it to me.   How cool is that.  The package has enough to do a 7' x 7' area so, I'm trying to think of other wasy to use it
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Jane on August 22, 2009, 05:18:59 PM
DR Cilla, or any DRs who do see THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE I'm very interested in your reaction.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: bk on August 22, 2009, 05:44:49 PM
I'm watching a movie I DVR'd.  It's actually something I could do the soundtrack for, if I found something fun to couple it with.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: td on August 22, 2009, 05:45:12 PM
The TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE does boast a naked Eric Bana. . .
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: td on August 22, 2009, 05:47:04 PM
The photos, mostly taken by the playwright's daughter Katie, from today's reading have been posted on photobucket http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v305/minx_the_dog/candledancing/ (all-inclusive) and facebook http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=102122&id=765549269&l=84f58e1d57
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Jane on August 22, 2009, 05:51:23 PM
It is easier to see them on the Facebook link.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Jane on August 22, 2009, 05:54:36 PM
Poor Craig, the weather in his current city & his soon to be new city both look pretty bad.  I hope he had a break from the bad weather somewhere between the two locations.

I want to check how he is doing, yet don't want to be a pest of a mother when he is so busy.  True I can text Ioana who is home watching the pets except she did say she would let me know when they are all moved, and she will.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: td on August 22, 2009, 05:55:34 PM
It is easier to see them on the Facebook link.

You can always do a full-screen slideshow on the photobucket link.  ;)
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: bk on August 22, 2009, 06:09:55 PM
Page five?  This will NOT do, oh, no, this will NOT do.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: François on August 22, 2009, 06:10:37 PM
"If I could be for only an hour, cute, cute, CUTE in a stupid-assed way!"

If this is not from a Jacques Brel song then my name is not François! :)
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: bk on August 22, 2009, 06:10:47 PM
And let's start with the excellent vibes and xylophones for a safe, worry-free, on-time, flight, and NO RAIN in New York, Newark, or anywhere nearby, preferably for the entire trip, but most importantly for tomorrow and then Thursday and Friday.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: td on August 22, 2009, 06:21:37 PM
"If I could be for only an hour, cute, cute, CUTE in a stupid-assed way!"

If this is not from a Jacques Brel song then my name is not François! :)

Chanson de Jacky.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: td on August 22, 2009, 06:21:50 PM
See!  PAGE FRIGGIN' SIX!
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: bk on August 22, 2009, 06:48:56 PM
It's about time.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: td on August 22, 2009, 07:01:01 PM
I take us to page six and everbody disappears!  Trust me, I used my Arid Extra Dry today. . .and my Axe.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Cillaliz on August 22, 2009, 07:06:46 PM
DR Cilla, or any DRs who do see THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE I'm very interested in your reaction.

Decided not to go tonight.  I did decide to bake a German Chocolate Cake
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Cillaliz on August 22, 2009, 07:07:30 PM
But before I do.....TRAVEL VIBES OF ALL KINDS TO BK ~~~~~~~~~
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Jane on August 22, 2009, 07:11:54 PM
And let's start with the excellent vibes and xylophones for a safe, worry-free, on-time, flight, and NO RAIN in New York, Newark, or anywhere nearby, preferably for the entire trip, but most importantly for tomorrow and then Thursday and Friday.

SAFE AND EASY TRAVEL VIBES FOR THE ENTIRE TRIP!
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Jane on August 22, 2009, 07:13:01 PM
DR Cilla, or any DRs who do see THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE I'm very interested in your reaction.

Decided not to go tonight.  I did decide to bake a German Chocolate Cake

Good, something that won't tempt me. ;)  Enjoy.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Laura on August 22, 2009, 07:15:59 PM
Travel vibes to BK and good weather vibes for NYC for the next several days!
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Ginny on August 22, 2009, 07:37:25 PM
Travel vibes to BK - wave when you fly over Ohio!
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Ginny on August 22, 2009, 07:39:25 PM
We are watching the NASCAR race from Bristol, TN.  John's middle daughter and her husband are there for a much-needed getaway weekend.

I have spent most of today reading, chronologically, through my HHW posts.  Sort of like a diary...
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Druxy on August 22, 2009, 07:56:42 PM
Safe trip, BK.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: TCB on August 22, 2009, 07:57:36 PM
Safe and smooth travel vibes to BK!
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: TCB on August 22, 2009, 07:58:04 PM




G'night!
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: elmore3003 on August 22, 2009, 08:06:19 PM
I've been watching the film of THIS IS THE ARMY; two of the stars of Life Begins At 8:40 were in both the stage show and the film version, in which the stage show doesn't begin until an hour into its film version! Still, it's great to see two of the secondary leads perform: Earl Oxford, who was a fabulous singer, does "I Left My Heart at the Stage Door Canteen" and James McColl plays Alfred Lunt and does an impersonation of Alfred Lunt. I think the nadir may be "Mandy," which is soooo un-PC on so many levels: blackface and drag queens in blackface!

I also liked some of the other numbers like the acrobats and the fantastic tumbler, but a lot of the men in drag are really ugly, but very funny.

So, I've now seen, of the Life Begins . . . principals, Frances Williams and Dixie Dunbar, who sings the wonderful "Let's Take A Walk Around the Block" with Earl Oxford, on youtube, Louella Gear in the Astaire-Rogers CAREFREE, Brian Donlevy in several films, and Ray Bolger and Bert Lahr in some film about the yellow brick road.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Matt H. on August 22, 2009, 08:12:14 PM
Well, I managed to make it through the remaining five episodes of THE UNTOUCHABLES I had to watch. Ness goes undercover in episode #15, and it ended up being the best episode in the set since it was a nice break from the same old-same old of each preceding episode.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Matt H. on August 22, 2009, 08:14:27 PM
I watched THIS IS THE ARMY a couple of months ago, and I was pleased to finally see a decent print of it. It has been in the public domain and copies on tape and DVD have always been abysmal. This was much improved from every other version I had ever seen.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Matt H. on August 22, 2009, 08:16:19 PM
Among the guest stars in the episodes I watched tonight were Dabbs Greer, Hershell Bernardi, Jay C. Flippen, Herbie Faye, Victor Buono, Ed Nelson, Dyan Cannon, Bert Convey, Henry Silva, Murray Hamilton, Edward Asner, and Charles Bronson.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Matt H. on August 22, 2009, 08:17:09 PM
Then, I finished watching PSYCH that I had started earlier today. Pretty fun episode overall. Love seeing Jim Beaver doing shows other than SUPERNATURAL.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: elmore3003 on August 22, 2009, 08:18:11 PM
I watched THIS IS THE ARMY a couple of months ago, and I was pleased to finally see a decent print of it. It has been in the public domain and copies on tape and DVD have always been abysmal. This was much improved from every other version I had ever seen.

The print from Netflix has terrible sound and strange skips in several numbers.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Matt H. on August 22, 2009, 08:24:27 PM
I watched THIS IS THE ARMY a couple of months ago, and I was pleased to finally see a decent print of it. It has been in the public domain and copies on tape and DVD have always been abysmal. This was much improved from every other version I had ever seen.



The print from Netflix has terrible sound and strange skips in several numbers.

Is this the official Warner Bros. release from their new HOMEFRONT COLLECTION? Or could this be one of the older PD copies?
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Matt H. on August 22, 2009, 08:26:04 PM
Well, I am officially ready to head down and try to get some sleep. My eyes feel very, very tired.

Good night!
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: elmore3003 on August 22, 2009, 08:37:57 PM
I watched THIS IS THE ARMY a couple of months ago, and I was pleased to finally see a decent print of it. It has been in the public domain and copies on tape and DVD have always been abysmal. This was much improved from every other version I had ever seen.



The print from Netflix has terrible sound and strange skips in several numbers.

Is this the official Warner Bros. release from their new HOMEFRONT COLLECTION? Or could this be one of the older PD copies?

I'm assuming one of the earlier copies because the reviews for the Homefront Collection on Amazon are really good and I ordered the set. Earl Oxford is also in the Joan Crawford SADIE MCKEE, so I'm renting that now.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Kerry on August 22, 2009, 08:40:00 PM
I take us to page six and everbody disappears!  Trust me, I used my Arid Extra Dry today. . .and my Axe.

If it's the right flavor of Axe, can I smell you?
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Kerry on August 22, 2009, 08:41:13 PM
Happy and safe travels to BK!
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Kerry on August 22, 2009, 08:54:28 PM
I somehow misplaced half a ham and Swiss sandwich today-- I sure hope I didn't pack it in a box of books or CD's.  I'll certainly know in a few days in this heat if I did!  Yikes!
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Kerry on August 22, 2009, 08:55:54 PM
As I was saying...

Then...

Since Friday afternoons are pay-what-you-wish days at the International Center of Photography (http://www.icp.org/), we headed over there to check out their new Avedon exhibit: Avedon and Fashion: 1944-2000 (http://www.icp.org/site/c.dnJGKJNsFqG/b.5079531/k.9571/Avedon_Fashion.htm).

What a true stunner of an exhibit!  Being able to get up close to some of those photographs was truly eye-opening. The models! Verushka, Dorian Leigh, Dovima, Suzy Parker, Robin Tattersall, Twiggy, Carmen, Lauren Hutton, Anjelica Huston, Mike Nichols(!)... The Fashion: Dior, Balenciaga, Galliano...

And as you look at his early photographs, and as you realize that he composed all those shots before PhotoShop was even a glimmer in someone's mind's eye... Again, Stunning!

(http://www.icp.org/atf/cf/{A0B4EE7B-5A90-46AB-AF37-7115A2D48F94}/avedon09_popup4.jpg)

I loved Avedon's fashion work-- especially his stuff from the 50's.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Kerry on August 22, 2009, 08:59:21 PM

Needless to say, we had a wonderful dinner: wine, cheese, the "Pig's Ass Sandwich"...

:)

Could you explain this one, please.  Or as Ricky Ricardo would say, " 'splain."
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: elmore3003 on August 22, 2009, 09:12:02 PM
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Safe Travel Vibes for BK! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Kerry on August 22, 2009, 09:18:41 PM
Our overnight company shall be arriving shortly.  Tomorrow we shall be doing more cemetarying.

I'm not so sure I want that word to be a verb!
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Kerry on August 22, 2009, 09:21:42 PM
the wires are ancient and I think that's the problem

In that case, wouldn't a wireless doorbell work better?
Yes, but I didn't know that it would only dong until I installed the wired one.  As long as I can tell when someone is at the door, I really don't care for now.  

Well I suppose if you have to choose between having a ding or a dong.....
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: FJL on August 22, 2009, 09:27:51 PM
Travel vibes to BK
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: bk on August 22, 2009, 09:29:56 PM
I'm done with everything that needed doing, and I'm going to shave now to save time in the morning.  I shall be in bed before ten, so that's a good thing.  New notes are up, and might just be interesting for FJL.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: FJL on August 22, 2009, 09:30:15 PM
Back from Williamstown.

Jose - Bill Parry drove.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: FJL on August 22, 2009, 09:33:40 PM
BK - What fascinating, scintillating, delightful notes!


Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: FJL on August 22, 2009, 09:37:37 PM
Quartermaine's Term is an astonishing creation.  At intermission, it felt like a frothy comedy with a little depth, but the second act deepens and deepens like nobody's business. 

Interesting that you can do this so well with a play, at least with a playwright of this caliber, but a musical could never be able to withstand such a tone shift
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Cillaliz on August 22, 2009, 09:59:39 PM
the wires are ancient and I think that's the problem

In that case, wouldn't a wireless doorbell work better?
Yes, but I didn't know that it would only dong until I installed the wired one.  As long as I can tell when someone is at the door, I really don't care for now.  

Well I suppose if you have to choose between having a ding or a dong.....

:D
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: Cillaliz on August 22, 2009, 10:03:30 PM
Fun Notes BK.
Title: Re: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Post by: bk on August 22, 2009, 10:10:38 PM
Almost ready for Ye Olde Bed.