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Title: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: bk on August 24, 2009, 09:05:43 PM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes were crusty, and how it is time for you to post until the crusty cows come home.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: bk on August 24, 2009, 09:07:54 PM
And the word of the day is: SMALTO!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: bk on August 24, 2009, 09:09:58 PM
FJL, please e-mail me the exact address of the theater.
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Post by: Druxy on August 24, 2009, 09:10:33 PM
I love pumpkin pie.

Also, custard.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 24, 2009, 09:11:58 PM
FJL, please e-mail me the exact address of the theater.

If I may "intrude"...

The name of the theatre - 59E59 - is also the address of the theatre: 59 E. 59th Street. (North side of the street, between Madison and Park)
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: vixmom on August 24, 2009, 09:13:17 PM
Well we are back home on te Island of Long after a lovelier than lovely evening at the home of FJL and his everlovin' Skip
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Sam on August 24, 2009, 09:14:45 PM
The only good thing about it still being sooooo hot in LA is that the longer it stays warm, the better chance we have of having a cold holiday season.   I would really like it not to be 90 degrees at the end of December.    I'm not in the mood for flamingos and palm trees this year.  I need pinecones and snow flakes for decorations.  
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Sam on August 24, 2009, 09:15:16 PM
Good morning or good evening everyone.

Must now read notes and posts.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 24, 2009, 09:15:44 PM
Good Evening!

And, yes, I too am back from a lovely gathering at Chez L&K - or Chez K&L if you prefer reverse alphabetical order.

I really have nothing else to add to the praise that's already been heaped upon our hosts, and Skip's wonderful dinner.  It really was a wonderful soirée, and a(nother) delicious dinner.

Thank You, Skip. Thank You, Fred. Thank You, Toby. Thank You, Dylan.

:)
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: vixmom on August 24, 2009, 09:16:49 PM
As usual the food was amazing - the conversation was scintillating and the time flew by all too fast
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Post by: vixmom on August 24, 2009, 09:17:31 PM
thank you!  thank you!! thank you!!!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: bk on August 24, 2009, 09:18:00 PM
And here is the Vixter.

(http://i30.tinypic.com/2l9nzwk.jpg)
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: bk on August 24, 2009, 09:18:55 PM
And here are Julie and Ben - slightly out of focus on account of the vodka crust.

(http://i25.tinypic.com/2vt5yef.jpg)
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Cillaliz on August 24, 2009, 09:19:16 PM
Wow! The Vixter has really grown up!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: bk on August 24, 2009, 09:20:11 PM
Here's Vixmom and elmore, slightly out of focus on account of the vodka crust.

(http://i30.tinypic.com/2l97b7q.jpg)
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Cillaliz on August 24, 2009, 09:20:48 PM
Vixmom is looking great too
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Post by: bk on August 24, 2009, 09:21:13 PM
Finally, here is the Vixter, Jose, and Rodzinski.

(http://i31.tinypic.com/t7eflw.jpg)
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Cillaliz on August 24, 2009, 09:22:02 PM
Everyone looks great!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 24, 2009, 09:27:51 PM
After parting ways with DR Rodzinski and our very own bk at the corner of 45th & 9th Avenue, I continued walking up 9th Avenue, and as I walked I made a couple of phone calls to my brothers and my parents.

I've been trying to figure out what and where I was going to celebrate my birthday on Wednesday.  I was really hoping to do what I did last year: just walk the city and meet people along the way.  But when my brother, Jay, was able to fly back East this week for some vacation, we had started planning some sort of joint birthday celebration for me and my brother's girlfriend.  Well... I thought they were planning something.

My mom was thinking of having everyone - all four boys, and the nieces and nephews (grandkids) - get together Wednesday night on the actual day of my birthday in Richmond.  Well... It turns out my brother, Mike, is flying to Vegas tonight for a work assignment, and he won't get back until Thursday night.  So, after making a bunch of phone calls, we'll all be getting together Friday night in Fairfax.  -And I can still do my own celebration on Wednesday here in NYC. :)  -Then I will head down to Richmond with my parents Friday night, and head back up to DC on Monday, then back to NYC on Wednesday.

It's so nice to have a plan now. :)
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: JMK on August 24, 2009, 09:29:50 PM
Great pics.

Well, I must admit I'm officially excited now about this move to Blu-ray.com.  My first review is live, no one has complained about it yet ;), and I just ordered a supercool Sony Soundbar for my bedroom HT environment which should give me quasi-surround sound with no wires.  I of course will have a "real" surround system for the downstairs home theater environment which will be dedicated solely to reviewing. 
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: FJL on August 24, 2009, 09:33:02 PM
Thanks so much to all who visited Monday evening!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 24, 2009, 09:38:52 PM
DR Michael S - "Pink Fish", as was previously mentioned, was written by Alan Menken.  It's a song from his piano bar days.  It was "resurrected" a couple of years ago when he contributed it to a revue of his songs that was being presented by some students at NYU. It's now published in "The Alan Menken Songbook".
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Sam on August 24, 2009, 09:42:15 PM
Dear MBarnum, what sad news you posted yesterday.  Please give your friend my condolences.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Sam on August 24, 2009, 09:44:13 PM
Did I miss the Two's Company dvd,  I thought I emailed bk for a copy.  Maybe I just starred at the signed poster on the wall and thought I did.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Sam on August 24, 2009, 09:46:51 PM
Sounds like the HHW party was the place to be. 
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Sam on August 24, 2009, 09:47:35 PM
Goodnight all.

Happy Tuesday.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: vixmom on August 24, 2009, 09:50:46 PM
I was just catching up - Cilla I am so very sorry to hear the bad news about your friend

MBarnum - I am also sadened by hearing your friends' terrible news

MIcahel Shayne - I believe I have also been remiss in extending my condolences to you and your family on your loss


VIBES of Confort for all

Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: vixmom on August 24, 2009, 09:52:50 PM
TOD - Skips Blueberry pie may have been the best pie I have ever eaten - a close second would be the Sakatoonberry Pie we had last August at the Berry Barn in Saskatoon.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: vixmom on August 24, 2009, 09:53:56 PM
I have photos to posr but I must be up in 5 and half hours so laters!!!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 24, 2009, 10:23:36 PM
Oh...

Tonight's/last night's Blueberry Pie did utilize a vodka crust.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 24, 2009, 10:28:02 PM
However, should any DRs like to make a "vodka crust", here's the original recipe that started it all back in 2007.  It was developed in the kitchens of "Cook's Illustrated" magazine.

Quote

Foolproof Pie Dough
- makes one 9-inch double-crust pie -

The trick to this pie crust is the inclusion of vodka. Eighty-proof vodka, which is 60 percent water and 40 percent alcohol, adds moistness to the dough without aiding in gluten formation since gluten doesn't form in ethanol. Although the recipe includes 8 tablespoons of liquid, the alcohol vaporizes during baking, resulting in a tender crust that only contains 6 1/2 tablespoons of water. Because of the extra liquid, the dough will be moister than most standard pie doughs and will require up to 1/4 cup more flour.

Ingredients
2 1/2 cups (12 1/2 ounces) unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon table salt
2 tablespoons sugar
12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch slices
1/2 cup cold vegetable shortening, cut into 4 pieces
1/4 cup cold vodka
1/4 cup cold water

Procedure
1. Process 1 1/2 cups flour, salt, and sugar in food processor until combined, about 2 one-second pulses. Add butter and shortening and process until homogeneous dough just starts to collect in uneven clumps, about 15 seconds (dough will resemble cottage cheese curds and there should be no uncoated flour). Scrape bowl with rubber spatula and redistribute dough evenly around processor blade. Add remaining cup flour and pulse until mixture is evenly distributed around bowl and mass of dough has been broken up, 4 to 6 quick pulses. Empty mixture into medium bowl.

2. Sprinkle vodka and water over mixture. With rubber spatula, use folding motion to mix, pressing
down on dough until dough is slightly tacky and sticks together. Divide dough into two even balls and flatten each into 4-inch disk. Wrap each in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 45 minutes or up to 2 days.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 24, 2009, 10:31:09 PM
PAGE TWO VODKA DANCE!!!!

(http://www.absolutads.com/mix/absolut_vodka_family_.jpg)
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: DAW on August 24, 2009, 10:41:03 PM
Thanks for sharing the recipe, DR JoseSPiano!!     :)
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 24, 2009, 10:56:52 PM
You're very welcome, DR DAW.

*And once the dough is chilled, you basically treat it like any other pie dough.  The original recipe it was a paired with was a blueberry pie.  It was baked at 400 degrees for the first 30 minutes, then 350 for the remaining 30-40 minutes.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 24, 2009, 11:00:33 PM
OK...

Goodnight.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: George on August 24, 2009, 11:26:57 PM
Loved the pictures of the NYC get-together!  Will there be more?? ;D
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: George on August 24, 2009, 11:28:12 PM
Did I miss the Two's Company dvd,  I thought I emailed bk for a copy.  Maybe I just starred at the signed poster on the wall and thought I did.

Me, too.  I'd still love a copy of the "Two's Company" DVD...if it's possible (and of course, after BK gets back to California). :)
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: George on August 24, 2009, 11:39:59 PM
I'm off to bed.  I have a meeting at 10:00 and I MUST be there!  Actually, it's some kind of ergonomic training and I just want to get it out of the way.  Everyone has to go to one of two sessions. 

So, good night, all!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: DAW on August 25, 2009, 02:44:22 AM
Did I miss the Two's Company dvd,  I thought I emailed bk for a copy.  Maybe I just starred at the signed poster on the wall and thought I did.

Me, too.  I'd still love a copy of the "Two's Company" DVD...if it's possible (and of course, after BK gets back to California). :)

Me, three.  Is that what we signed up for?  Or was it the "Sean & Kevin" Show?
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: DAW on August 25, 2009, 03:02:11 AM
I couldn't understand why everyone was laughing at me when I showed up in my Halloween costume...

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Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: DAW on August 25, 2009, 03:14:08 AM
Jerry likes my corn.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: elmore3003 on August 25, 2009, 04:33:43 AM
Sounds like the HHW party was the place to be. 

DR Sam, an HHW gathering is always the place to be! This is the best social group in the world.

Good morning, all! I slept quite well, with a ton of strange dreams about working on a production of CANDIDE starrng my friend Bill Burden who plays Candide for a lot of opera companies. I think Kim Criswell was in the dream as the Old Lady, too.

Today, I begin at the McGlinnventory till around 1 or 1:30. After that, hopefully off to Local 802 for a recording check, and then over to the Lyceum Theatre and the Shubert Archive to examine some original orchestra parts from Life Begins At 8:40.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: elmore3003 on August 25, 2009, 04:35:34 AM
I couldn't understand why everyone was laughing at me when I showed up in my Halloween costume...

(http://platform.ak.facebook.com/www/app_full_proxy.php?app=88555244794&v=1&size=b&cksum=d83f59e17e4409705321ab58205c483b&src=http%3A%2F%2Fs3.amazonaws.com%2Fquizmonster_production%2Ficons%2F5522246%2Fpenis_costume_large_big.jpg)

You dildo!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: DAW on August 25, 2009, 04:37:35 AM
What a lovely cool summer morning for a dog walk!!!!

Ruminating about doggie depth perception.  It must be good, right?  I mean, you see all these amazing dogs making stunning frisbee catches, etc., etc.  And yet...

When a cat crosses the street well ahead of us, I notice that Zach usually starts "looking" for said cat about three driveways too early.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: DAW on August 25, 2009, 04:38:08 AM
Why DR elmore3003 - you say the sweetest things!!     :D       ;D
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Kerry on August 25, 2009, 04:44:13 AM
Glutens for all!  On the house!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: DAW on August 25, 2009, 04:48:27 AM
Glutens for all!  On the house!

Does that include flapjacks??       :)
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Kerry on August 25, 2009, 04:48:53 AM
Not much sleep tonight, so I already took one load of stuff-- (mainly clothes) over to the new house.
In awhile, I will be moving wonderful things like my box of 45's and my Voice of Music portable phonograph with the special wide 45 adapter spindle.   You have to plug the thing in and turn it one for awhile to let the tubes warm up.  But then again, I'm about the same age as the phonograph, and I don't work as well until my tubes warm up!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: DAW on August 25, 2009, 04:49:49 AM
DR elmore3003, don't miss THIS (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/25/arts/music/25time.html?_r=1&ref=music) interesting article in today's New York Times about musical length and time perception in opera!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Kerry on August 25, 2009, 04:53:43 AM
TOD:  My grandmother's rhubarb pie.  A close second id Marie Callender;'s rhubarb pie ( the rhubarb is tart and not overly sweetened).

DR Laura's Apple pie, MusicGuy's apple pie.  I used to make a decent apple pie with an orange peel glaze on top that was quite nice.  I think I learned that from Julia Child.  I'm not a big apple pie fan or really much of a pie person (I'm a Cake man), so you know these pies have to be good!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Kerry on August 25, 2009, 04:56:05 AM
Everyone looks great!

I agree-- an outstandingly attractive group of lovely people!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Kerry on August 25, 2009, 04:57:25 AM
I couldn't understand why everyone was laughing at me when I showed up in my Halloween costume...

(http://platform.ak.facebook.com/www/app_full_proxy.php?app=88555244794&v=1&size=b&cksum=d83f59e17e4409705321ab58205c483b&src=http%3A%2F%2Fs3.amazonaws.com%2Fquizmonster_production%2Ficons%2F5522246%2Fpenis_costume_large_big.jpg)

I don't know, DAW.  It's YOU!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: DAW on August 25, 2009, 04:57:56 AM
TOD:

Can't remember specifically the best pie I ever ate.  There was a place near where I used to work that made a pretty mean Chocolate Cream pie.

But my favorite flavor of pie, hands down, is strawberry rhubarb.  The combination of tangy sour and sweet can't be beat!!!       :)
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: DAW on August 25, 2009, 04:58:39 AM
Thank you, DR Kerry.         ;D
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: elmore3003 on August 25, 2009, 04:59:16 AM
I dropped my big announcement at last night's event, and here's the news for everyone who could not be there. I will be working on the Broadway revival of FINIAN'S RAINBOW as the orchestrator for the  adjustments being made for the production. I love Rob Berman, the musical director, and I'm very honored to be asked to work on the show. I loved it at Encores!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Ben on August 25, 2009, 05:27:12 AM
I'm here at the office.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Ben on August 25, 2009, 05:27:40 AM
Congrats (again) to Larry on FINIAN'S RAINBOW!!!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Ben on August 25, 2009, 05:31:01 AM
I had a wonderful time last night. I had to leave early because I was fading and I had to get to the office this morning.

For those of you not there last night (and for those of you who didn't hear), I (along with 32 other employees) have been offered Early Retirement!

Yes, the FC is having a difficult time and they are looking for ways to trim costs. Although they won't lose me just yet. I can't afford to take early retirement. I'll take my chances with involuntary terminations after the early retirement is figured out.

I can only go one day at a time right now and see what each morning brings.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Ben on August 25, 2009, 05:32:38 AM
It was wonderful to see the beautiful Deb (VixMom)and Vick(y)(ie) (I don't know how she spells it  :() and Tom/Rodzinski. Oh, yes and the lovely Julie. We are quite a group.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Ben on August 25, 2009, 05:33:28 AM
The pie last night was amazing! Topped off with Häagen-Dazs Vanilla Ice Cream it was a wonderful way to end the meal.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Ben on August 25, 2009, 05:34:09 AM
Toby and Dyan were on good behavior and they fell for our Vixter, especially Dylan, IIRC, who was at Vixter's feet for most of the evening.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Ben on August 25, 2009, 05:34:30 AM
Here we are at Page 3 at 8:22am.

Whoda Thunk It.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Ben on August 25, 2009, 05:34:45 AM
Good Morning Arnold Brockman.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Ben on August 25, 2009, 05:35:06 AM
I need to get back to Pittsburgh. Not the City where we have dear TD but the Foundation.

Bye for now.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Matt H. on August 25, 2009, 06:12:02 AM
I dropped my big announcement at last night's event, and here's the news for everyone who could not be there. I will be working on the Broadway revival of FINIAN'S RAINBOW as the orchestrator for the  adjustments being made for the production. I love Rob Berman, the musical director, and I'm very honored to be asked to work on the show. I loved it at Encores!

This is fabulous news, and I'm SO happy for you, DR Elmore! COngratulations!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Matt H. on August 25, 2009, 06:12:43 AM
Good morning!

More hot weather in the high 80s, so no relief here. The rest of the week looks dismally similar,
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Matt H. on August 25, 2009, 06:13:40 AM
I am very draggy this morning. The sleep position suggestions worked a bit, but I still didn't make it through the night. I wonder if I ever will again. I shouldn't be depressed. It's only the first day of therapy!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: DAW on August 25, 2009, 06:14:26 AM
Hang in there, DR Matt H.!!!!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Matt H. on August 25, 2009, 06:14:37 AM
I did have a strange dream about waking up this morning and finding four big boxes of review discs at the front door. Naturally, when I checked a little bit ago, they weren't there!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: DAW on August 25, 2009, 06:15:11 AM
DR elmore3003 - what incredible news!!!!!!  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D

I am SO happy for you!!!!   

CONGRATULATIONS
on landing such a wonderful gig!!!!!!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Matt H. on August 25, 2009, 06:15:28 AM
Hang in there, DR Matt H.!!!!

Thanks. I am going to try! I'm sure I'll be heading down to try to take a nap in a little bit. If not, I'll fall fast asleep after I eat a hot lunch today.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Matt H. on August 25, 2009, 06:16:32 AM
Thanks for the pics, bk. Looks like a wonderful time with a great bunch of people. Glad we could all be a part of it in some small way with these pics and comments from those who were there.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: DAW on August 25, 2009, 06:17:25 AM
***CONTINUED GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT VIBES***
for DR Ben!!!!!!!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Matt H. on August 25, 2009, 06:17:51 AM
Once again, my work project is in limbo. Next in my queue is CRIMINAL MINDS-Season 4, but EARTH and LIE TO ME both come out prior to it, so if either arrives in the next few days, I'll have to put CRIMINAL MINDS off to the side and work on one of those releases.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Matt H. on August 25, 2009, 06:20:06 AM
TOD:

In the grand scheme of things, I prefer cake to pie, but a wonderful pecan pie or apple, cherry, or strawberry pie can be out of this world.

I had a pecan pie at a family reunion some years ago that was without question the best I've ever had. Nothing I've ever tasted before or since has ever measured up to the taste of that pie.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Matt H. on August 25, 2009, 06:20:31 AM
Isn't Boston Cream Pie actually a cake?
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on August 25, 2009, 06:34:40 AM
! ! ! ! !  A BIG Congrats to DR Elmore on his terrific assigment!  ! ! ! ! !
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Dan (the Man) on August 25, 2009, 06:36:47 AM
TOD:

Best pies I ever had were my dad's apple pie and my Aunt Helen's blueberry and cherry pies.  It's unfortunate that they took the secrets of their crusts with them.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Dan (the Man) on August 25, 2009, 06:40:22 AM
Happy Birthday to Leonard Bernstein.  He would have been 91 today.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Jrand70 on August 25, 2009, 06:40:28 AM
Wonderful news from DR ELMORE - "this time of the year!"
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Jrand70 on August 25, 2009, 06:40:52 AM
I am having my hair color changed today. 
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Post by: Jrand70 on August 25, 2009, 06:41:11 AM
The party fo-toes were most lovely! 

I want a vodka crust.
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Post by: Laura on August 25, 2009, 06:44:54 AM
Congratulations DR Elmore!
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on August 25, 2009, 06:48:10 AM
Last night I found myself watching WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT and I have to say that I really don't like this movie.  It's pretty much clumsily made and artless.  Aside from Christopher Lloyd's judge (a character that really doesn't fit in with the film) and the novelty of seeing the different studio cartoon characters, I would never make an effort to view this again.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: bk on August 25, 2009, 06:58:00 AM
I'm up after another decent but not great night's sleep.  The new books have been ordered and should be here in ten days.  I've answered e-mails and shall shortly mosey on over to the gym.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: bk on August 25, 2009, 07:00:20 AM
Re Two's Company - yes, I finally got the replacements in, so anyone who wants one, it's ten bucks, and that will include postage.  Same routine for paying, and be sure to put the title in the invoice or I really will get confused.  Just do me one little favor and don't place orders until Friday - that way I can print them out when I get home.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Matt H. on August 25, 2009, 07:03:08 AM
We disagree about ROGER RABBIT, a lot, DR Dan. I think the ending is sloppy and rather rudimentary, but I think the film is an astonishing achievement, is hilarious, and always entertaining on repeat visits. I'm happy to have it in my collection, and I'd love to see it on Blu-ray.

Horse racin', I guess.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Matt H. on August 25, 2009, 07:04:22 AM
I saw the UPS truck slow down on the street a little bit ago, so I'm assuming he left something at my door. I'm heading down to find out. Then, I'm going to try to take a nap and see what happens.

WBBL.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: DAW on August 25, 2009, 07:15:45 AM
I forgot to mention that I found Brian Boitano's cooking show premiere on Sunday on Food Network a trifle annoying.  Mostly with the stupid techno-editing-for-people-with-no-attention-spans and the tricked-up format.

The recipes themselves, however, looked remarkably delicious.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Laura on August 25, 2009, 07:17:15 AM
And thank you, Kerry, for the compliment. Although I would bow to MusicGuy's baking knowledge any day.
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Post by: Ginny on August 25, 2009, 07:18:16 AM
Tuesday morning greetings!  Richard is off to the local Episcopal church to teach and I'm about to do a major grocery shopping.  We've been eating on-the-run pretty much ever since we got back from Chicago and I'm ready to get my cooking act back together.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Ginny on August 25, 2009, 07:19:15 AM
The photos and reports from last night make me wish we could have been at Fred & Skip's!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Ginny on August 25, 2009, 07:20:08 AM
Congratulations to dear DR Elmore on the Finian's Rainbow revival!!!  How soon do Richard and I get to start planning our trip?
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Ginny on August 25, 2009, 07:21:26 AM
Vibes to DR Ben on the job front!
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Post by: DAW on August 25, 2009, 07:28:08 AM
How to give a man-to-man hug (http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-give-a-great-man-to-man-hug) ;)

[You do have to watch a short ad first]
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Ginny on August 25, 2009, 07:42:20 AM
Remember last Thursday night when my book group showered our expectant mother with books for her baby?  Well, her latest Facebook update (about 2 hours ago), says she's in labor!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Ben on August 25, 2009, 07:49:44 AM
How to give a man-to-man hug (http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-give-a-great-man-to-man-hug) ;)

[You do have to watch a short ad first]

Oh, those Brits!
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Post by: Cillaliz on August 25, 2009, 07:51:25 AM
Congrats to DR Elmore!   I sang Necessity in our high school production.   
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Post by: Cillaliz on August 25, 2009, 07:51:48 AM
Vibes to DR Ben~~~~~~
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Post by: Cillaliz on August 25, 2009, 07:54:04 AM
Thanks for the vibes about Steve and Gretchen.  It's really just starting to sink in for me.  I'm going up there this weekend to do a Mentos Geyser show for Steve.   We haven't tried Diet Coke yet.  I think that may do better than the diet soda we did in July
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Post by: Cillaliz on August 25, 2009, 07:55:26 AM
Better go. I'm meeting the rep from the Chamber at 10:00 AM so she can tell me the benefits of joining.   I told her I had been on the chamber board at the lake and had been the president of the chamber in Spirit Lake, so I had a very good idea about the benefits and want to join, but she insisted I need to sit through her talk, so we're meeting for coffee.  I can live with that
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Post by: Jennifer on August 25, 2009, 08:36:24 AM
Good news DR Elmore!

Good luck vibes for DR Ben. ~~~~~~~~~~

Nice to read about the HHW party last night. The food sounded great!
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Post by: MBarnum on August 25, 2009, 08:37:29 AM
I dropped my big announcement at last night's event, and here's the news for everyone who could not be there. I will be working on the Broadway revival of FINIAN'S RAINBOW as the orchestrator for the  adjustments being made for the production. I love Rob Berman, the musical director, and I'm very honored to be asked to work on the show. I loved it at Encores!

Congratulations Larry! Woohoo, and Hoowooh!!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: MBarnum on August 25, 2009, 08:41:56 AM
Loved hearing about the HHW partay! Having previously attended two of these at Skip and Fred's, I am quite envious
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Post by: PennyO on August 25, 2009, 08:50:34 AM
Elmo!!! Wonderfully wondrous news!!! Some of us is late bloomers - but oh, how we bloom!!! All good things, my dearling!!!

Thanks for the partay pix - makes the rest of us homesick for our little hhw family.

Pie: best one was Shepherd's Pie, peppered with actual shepherd on top...
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Post by: PennyO on August 25, 2009, 08:55:34 AM
I'm checking in quickly, before packing my one bag and heading for ye olde airport and hopping my flight back to Seattle. What a whirlwind of a weekend this has been - running to and fro, thither and yon - feels like two weeks since Friday. Never did see my brother - but I dropped in on Rikki and Tami, saw Tami's little grandson (long story, there... which ends with the word "oy..."), gave a piano lesson, saw three plays and a literary event at my theater, attended a board meeting and a meeting with my boss, got either promoted, demoted, or emoted into the Development job, depending upon how ya view it - time will tell...

So I'll have another couple of idyllic weeks as my little woodland hideaway, before shlepping down to LA for the 7 or 8 months I'll call 'winter' - having no better appellation for what comes down between mid-September and mid-May up the mountain.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: PennyO on August 25, 2009, 08:55:51 AM
Anyhoo - later, skaters!
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Post by: Laura on August 25, 2009, 09:00:24 AM
Hi and bye, PennyO!
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Post by: bk on August 25, 2009, 09:04:28 AM
Back from the gym.  My legs were very sore from yesterday, so I ended up doing a brisk three miles, then doing a combo platter of brisk walking and slightly less than brisk running for 1.8 more miles - I burned over 500 calories and did the full hour.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: MBarnum on August 25, 2009, 09:08:31 AM
A little something for DR TD. A shot of his fave actor Shahid Kapoor with actress Rani Mukherji (gossip says the two dislike each other) at a recent awards show.




(http://pics.livejournal.com/filmi_girl/pic/00622e1h)




If you have never seen Shahid in a film, by all means rent JAB WE MET or 36 CHINA TOWN!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: bk on August 25, 2009, 09:13:47 AM
I'll be meeting Mr. Spirtas at one-fifteen and we'll have a spot of lunch before my rehearsal.
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Post by: DAW on August 25, 2009, 09:26:15 AM
JAB WE MET

I don't think I've met JAB yet.
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Post by: JMK on August 25, 2009, 09:33:25 AM
Congratulations, Larry--that is fabulous!

Just one question:  will you, or won't you, be wearing blackface?  (A Castrecl reference).  ;)
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Jane on August 25, 2009, 10:06:48 AM
I dropped my big announcement at last night's event, and here's the news for everyone who could not be there. I will be working on the Broadway revival of FINIAN'S RAINBOW as the orchestrator for the  adjustments being made for the production. I love Rob Berman, the musical director, and I'm very honored to be asked to work on the show. I loved it at Encores!

Congratulations!  :D
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Jane on August 25, 2009, 10:07:42 AM
The pie last night was amazing! Topped off with Häagen-Dazs Vanilla Ice Cream it was a wonderful way to end the meal.

Topping it with Haagen-Dazs did me in.  I WANT SOME OF THIS PIE!!!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Jane on August 25, 2009, 10:09:48 AM
***CONTINUED GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT VIBES***
for DR Ben!!!!!!!

DITTO, AND FOR EVERYONE EMPLOYED!!

SOON TO BE EMPLOYED VIBES FOR THOSE WHO NEED THEM!!!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Jane on August 25, 2009, 10:11:03 AM
The photos and reports from last night make me wish we could have been at Fred & Skip's!

Me too!  The photos were wonderful!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on August 25, 2009, 10:13:00 AM
Good Morning! Good Afternoon!

I'm up, I'm up... And I'm going to win the $252 Million Mega-Millions Lottery tonight!  ::)
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: JMK on August 25, 2009, 10:14:13 AM
Good Morning! Good Afternoon!

I'm up, I'm up... And I'm going to win the $252 Million Mega-Millions Lottery tonight!  ::)

Damn!  My snipe bid was $251,999,999---oh, wait, never mind.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 25, 2009, 10:23:35 AM
~~~~~SMOOTH MOVE VIBES TO DR KERRY~~~~~
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Post by: elmore3003 on August 25, 2009, 10:33:36 AM
Thank you all for the good vibes for FINIAN'S RAINBOW.  DR cillaliz, "Necessity" is one of my favorite numbers. It was originaly meant to be sung by the black gospel brothers but it never worked and was cut. Supposedly, Milton Rosenstock - I think he was the original MD - worked up the version in the show with the ladies of the chorus, presented it to Harburg and Lane, who loved it, and that's how you ended up with it.

I just saw "Mandy" in blackface in THIS IS THE ARMY, and Senator Rawlins looked nothing like that! He looked like a Metropolitan Opera baritone darkened up to sing Amonasro in AIDA. Oy to Camner!

Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Laura on August 25, 2009, 10:34:22 AM
The pastor's wife stopped by to play with kittens, and we were quite dismayed that Antonia hissed and wriggled to get away from her. She needs some work!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Ginny on August 25, 2009, 10:37:43 AM
DR Elmore - Richard says, "Congratulations!" too!  I've discovered that your show opens about the time Ragtime previews begin, so we're thinking a late October/early November visit would be a good idea.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Laura on August 25, 2009, 10:38:21 AM
Elmore has a thing for hair. He is always climbing onto our necks and playing in our hair -- he did this to the pastor's wife, too.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Ginny on August 25, 2009, 10:45:59 AM
Off to Kroger...bye for now!
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Post by: Ben on August 25, 2009, 10:49:41 AM
Good Morning! Good Afternoon!

I'm up, I'm up... And I'm going to win the $252 Million Mega-Millions Lottery tonight!  ::)

Then you can afford to take everyone (first class) with you on your potential project since you will need, as VixDeb said yesterday, an extensive entourage  ;D
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Post by: JoseSPiano on August 25, 2009, 10:54:03 AM
DR Ben - First class? What?!?!? If I did win, I'd just go ahead and charter a private plane. ::)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on August 25, 2009, 10:54:36 AM
Hmmm... I guess I should stop being a lazy slug sometime this afternoon..

But when?
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Post by: Ben on August 25, 2009, 11:06:19 AM
DR Ben - First class? What?!?!? If I did win, I'd just go ahead and charter a private plane. ::)

That works too!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: JMK on August 25, 2009, 11:31:09 AM
From a CL ad in Portland:

I was born in Poland and have traces of accent while singing. Contact me if you'd like to help me polish my songs.

He obviously meant to say,  "help me Polish my songs."
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: DAW on August 25, 2009, 12:00:02 PM
Oy, you're making me Hungary!
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Post by: George on August 25, 2009, 12:04:55 PM
I dropped my big announcement at last night's event, and here's the news for everyone who could not be there. I will be working on the Broadway revival of FINIAN'S RAINBOW as the orchestrator for the  adjustments being made for the production. I love Rob Berman, the musical director, and I'm very honored to be asked to work on the show. I loved it at Encores!

CONGRATULATIONS, LARRY!! ;D
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Laura on August 25, 2009, 12:18:58 PM
This afternoon I went into my backyard, and this is what I saw:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3424/3856959384_49b2b31b57.jpg)

Desert firetail damselflies in a "mating wheel"


Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Cillaliz on August 25, 2009, 12:25:56 PM
Thank you all for the good vibes for FINIAN'S RAINBOW.  DR cillaliz, "Necessity" is one of my favorite numbers. It was originaly meant to be sung by the black gospel brothers but it never worked and was cut. Supposedly, Milton Rosenstock - I think he was the original MD - worked up the version in the show with the ladies of the chorus, presented it to Harburg and Lane, who loved it, and that's how you ended up with it.

I just saw "Mandy" in blackface in THIS IS THE ARMY, and Senator Rawlins looked nothing like that! He looked like a Metropolitan Opera baritone darkened up to sing Amonasro in AIDA. Oy to Camner!



We actually had the sharecroppers in blackface, at least in make- up to make us appear to be black. I'm almost ashamed to admit that now.  Thanks for the history, Elmore, I didn't know that.
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Post by: George on August 25, 2009, 12:27:58 PM
Happy Birthday to Leonard Bernstein.  He would have been 91 today.

According to my Futurama calendar, today is also Walt Kelly (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walt_Kelly)'s birthday (born 1913, died 1973) and Elvis Costello's birthday (born 1954). :)
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Post by: George on August 25, 2009, 12:28:23 PM
Re Two's Company - yes, I finally got the replacements in, so anyone who wants one, it's ten bucks, and that will include postage.  Same routine for paying, and be sure to put the title in the invoice or I really will get confused.  Just do me one little favor and don't place orders until Friday - that way I can print them out when I get home.

Thanks, BK!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on August 25, 2009, 12:30:16 PM
Ah... So it was all an experiment... ::)

A Song Like That: Collaborators Reconsider Spanish Lyrics in West Side Story (http://www.playbill.com/news/article/132241-A_Song_Like_That_Collaborators_Reconsider_Spanish_Lyrics_in_West_Side_Story)
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Post by: George on August 25, 2009, 12:48:34 PM
And in other theater news...Producers Withdraw from Broadway-Aimed Busker Alley Production (http://www.playbill.com/news/article/132223-Producers_Withdraw_from_Broadway-Aimed_Busker_Alley_Production).

:-\
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Post by: DAW on August 25, 2009, 01:13:53 PM
So it was all an experiment...

The title of the next volume of my memoirs.
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Post by: Matt H. on August 25, 2009, 01:19:51 PM
I tried to take a nap when I went back down, but I couldn't drop off. Sure enough, get a hot lunch in me, and I was out like a light for thirty minutes. Of course, I was working at the time, so that part of the work had to be rewatched.
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Post by: Matt H. on August 25, 2009, 01:21:44 PM
And in other theater news...Producers Withdraw from Broadway-Aimed Busker Alley Production (http://www.playbill.com/news/article/132223-Producers_Withdraw_from_Broadway-Aimed_Busker_Alley_Production).

:-\

This poor show has been cursed from day one. I think maybe it should be left alone to die a quiet death.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Matt H. on August 25, 2009, 01:23:29 PM
When I couldn't drop off, I watched two more episodes of DOLLHOUSE. The first was a marvelous murder mystery with Echo playing the reincarnation of the dead woman. Excellent show, spoiled only by some silliness with comic relief that took away from the interesting stories being told.
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Post by: Matt H. on August 25, 2009, 01:25:00 PM
The second episode guest starred the sensational Alan Tudyk who had much comic business to perform early in the episode that had me in stitches. Then, when a shocking twist was inserted into the story, I couldn't have been more taken aback.
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Post by: Matt H. on August 25, 2009, 01:26:17 PM
While I ate lunch, I watched the summer season finale of RAISING THE BAR. Both cases were very involving, and I greatly enjoyed the episode.
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Post by: Matt H. on August 25, 2009, 01:28:01 PM
No Blu-ray discs arrived in the mail, so I went ahead with CRIMINAL MINDS. I got four episodes watched, all of them quite dramatic. I especially liked one that guest starred Wil Wheaton as a motel manager who had an elaborate kidnap/rape/murder spree going.
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Post by: Matt H. on August 25, 2009, 01:28:48 PM
Bonus features on disc one included two deleted scenes and two behind-the-scenes featurettes on the making of particular special effects sequences in the season premiere and in the Wil Wheaton episode.
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Post by: Matt H. on August 25, 2009, 01:30:47 PM
With nothing special coming on TV tonight for me other than RESCUE ME (which I'll record and watch tomorrow while I eat lunch), I should be able to get through four more episodes on disc two and on into some episodes on disc three.

CRIMINAL MINDS did 26 episodes last season (four more than the usual dramatic show), so I have seven discs in all to get through and I need to make every second count.
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Post by: Ginny on August 25, 2009, 01:31:12 PM
Back from the grocery.  Not only am I set up for the next 2 nights' dinners, they will both generate leftovers:

Meatloaf --> sandwiches
Roast chicken --> chicken salad

Also, several kinds of fresh fruit and some dark chocolate M & Ms.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Matt H. on August 25, 2009, 01:31:45 PM
I did have time to scan through today's ONE LIFE TO LIVE. Kyle and Fish were on, and Layla has finally been clued in to what's going on with Fish. Good! Hopefully, that will be ending soon, and we can get to the real love triangle I'm interested in with the show.
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Post by: Ginny on August 25, 2009, 01:38:44 PM
TOD - not many pies I don't like, except rhubarb and mincemeat.  I've tried to like both, but it's not to be.  I like to make blueberry pie in the summer (graham cracker crust, fresh blueberries, currant jelly glaze, sour cream topping) and pumpkin and pecan for holidays.  One of the most spectacular pies from a restaurant is the chocolate cordial pie at the Grande Finale in Glendale, a Cincinnati suburb:

Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Jane on August 25, 2009, 01:43:16 PM
The pastor's wife stopped by to play with kittens, and we were quite dismayed that Antonia hissed and wriggled to get away from her. She needs some work!

I warned you about Torties needing extra handling ;)
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Jane on August 25, 2009, 01:43:40 PM
Elmore has a thing for hair. He is always climbing onto our necks and playing in our hair -- he did this to the pastor's wife, too.

Cute.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Jane on August 25, 2009, 01:57:50 PM
DR elmore,

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_09A9eC0yRjQ/SiTSqHxEdNI/AAAAAAAAACA/EoI5M_KaGY0/s400/congratulations.jpg)
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Matt H. on August 25, 2009, 02:03:42 PM
I had some wonderful peach ice cream for dessert today. I hadn't had any in quite a long time, and it was a very refreshing change from my usual chocolate (when I indulge in ice cream at all).

I had not had any ice cream for months until I started having these physical problems, and then I decided I needed some comfort food to lift my spirits.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Matt H. on August 25, 2009, 02:04:44 PM
My afternoon surf went by quite quickly so I'm ready to head back down and get started back with CRIMINAL MINDS.

WBBL.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on August 25, 2009, 02:10:00 PM
As for the Topic of the Day...

The Carlyle in Arlington, VA, used to feature a "Mile High Ice Cream Pie" on their menu.  Sadly, they stopped serving it after their first year in business.  It was basically a conglomeration of fudge, chocolate chip cookies and three flavors of ice cream.  And it may not have been a "mile high", but it was at least a foot and a half.  -But it was a very thin slice. ;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on August 25, 2009, 02:10:13 PM
OK...

Laters...
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Post by: FJL on August 25, 2009, 02:28:40 PM
Just dropping in and spent so much time catching up that i have to get ready to leave now.
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Post by: Laura on August 25, 2009, 02:51:06 PM
The pastor's wife stopped by to play with kittens, and we were quite dismayed that Antonia hissed and wriggled to get away from her. She needs some work!

I warned you about Torties needing extra handling ;)
But she's always been so sweet and cuddly!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on August 25, 2009, 02:52:02 PM
I have photos to posr but I must be up in 5 and half hours so laters!!!

What A Beautiful VIXTER you have MOM
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Post by: MBarnum on August 25, 2009, 02:56:30 PM
Good Morning! Good Afternoon!

I'm up, I'm up... And I'm going to win the $252 Million Mega-Millions Lottery tonight!  ::)

Good. Don't forget our marriage contract.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Jane on August 25, 2009, 02:57:20 PM
The pastor's wife stopped by to play with kittens, and we were quite dismayed that Antonia hissed and wriggled to get away from her. She needs some work!

I warned you about Torties needing extra handling ;)
But she's always been so sweet and cuddly!

Then I hope something startled her & she is one of the sweet cuddly Torties, that do exist occasionally ;).  Heck, she might not have liked the woman's perfume.
Hmmm, is she usually cuddly with people she doesn't know?
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Jane on August 25, 2009, 02:58:14 PM
I have photos to posr but I must be up in 5 and half hours so laters!!!



What A Beautiful VIXTER you have MOM

And such a great smile too.  Both the Vix gals looked lovely.
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Post by: TCB on August 25, 2009, 02:59:25 PM
Has everyone seen the infomercial for this product?

(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u271/actr2000/aspray.jpg)

If not, you must go to YouTube.com
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on August 25, 2009, 03:19:34 PM
ELMORE-

CONGRATULATIONS !!!

What A Joy !!  FINIAN'S RAINBOW is One Of My Favorites of ALL TIME!

What A Magnificent Score..And Those Lyrics....Perfect in every way!

Woody's Comin' !!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: TCB on August 25, 2009, 03:32:51 PM
TOD:

Can't remember specifically the best pie I ever ate.  There was a place near where I used to work that made a pretty mean Chocolate Cream pie.

But my favorite flavor of pie, hands down, is strawberry rhubarb.  The combination of tangy sour and sweet can't be beat!!!       :)


Sounds a bit like you!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: TCB on August 25, 2009, 03:35:04 PM
I dropped my big announcement at last night's event, and here's the news for everyone who could not be there. I will be working on the Broadway revival of FINIAN'S RAINBOW as the orchestrator for the  adjustments being made for the production. I love Rob Berman, the musical director, and I'm very honored to be asked to work on the show. I loved it at Encores!


How exciting!  Congratulations to DR elmore!
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Post by: Michael on August 25, 2009, 03:35:56 PM
And the word of the day is: SMALTO!

Wasn't that a name of an animate feature about dog in the far north?
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Michael on August 25, 2009, 03:38:49 PM
I couldn't understand why everyone was laughing at me when I showed up in my Halloween costume...

(http://platform.ak.facebook.com/www/app_full_proxy.php?app=88555244794&v=1&size=b&cksum=d83f59e17e4409705321ab58205c483b&src=http%3A%2F%2Fs3.amazonaws.com%2Fquizmonster_production%2Ficons%2F5522246%2Fpenis_costume_large_big.jpg)

You dildo!

But did he dance?
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: elmore3003 on August 25, 2009, 03:44:33 PM
Elmore has a thing for hair. He is always climbing onto our necks and playing in our hair -- he did this to the pastor's wife, too.

Hair? What hair?
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Michael on August 25, 2009, 03:46:54 PM
Oh my the Vixter is all grown up.

It just seemed like yesterday when I met her and Vixmom for lunch.

Vixmom you look fabulous
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: elmore3003 on August 25, 2009, 03:46:56 PM
I had to find a photo with my bald head. And that is why God invented caps.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: George on August 25, 2009, 03:48:14 PM
Elmore has a thing for hair. He is always climbing onto our necks and playing in our hair -- he did this to the pastor's wife, too.

Hair? What hair?

I love that picture!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Michael on August 25, 2009, 03:48:18 PM
Congrats to Elmoore!!

This will be your year I just know it.

Get the tux and your speech ready for the Tonys, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and any other Award out there.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Michael on August 25, 2009, 03:51:00 PM
RE: PINK FISH

Menken is also talented lyric writer too. I wonder why he hasn't done more scores on his own.

I would like to also recommend Daughter of God. I know of only two recordings, Alix Korey: Songs You Might Have Missed (Skip is also on this cd) and Debbie Gravitte on her Menken CD
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Michael on August 25, 2009, 03:52:09 PM
My pies.

I can't say I ever had the ultimate pie , but I do like Boston Cream Pie (It is the frozen pie section at least at my supermarket) and chocolate pie.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Jane on August 25, 2009, 03:53:13 PM
Elmore has a thing for hair. He is always climbing onto our necks and playing in our hair -- he did this to the pastor's wife, too.

Hair? What hair?

I love that picture!

So do I.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: TCB on August 25, 2009, 03:57:42 PM
Quote from Matt H. last night:
Quote
I saw her, too, on Broadway. She was Pearlie Mae all the way, no Dolly that I could discern. It helped that I had seen the show done legitimately by other actresses. Pearlie just played around with it. Would stop the show and complain about how her feet hurt. Would decide to reprise "So long, Dearie" on a whim.

The audience ate up every second of it, and it WAS entertaining, but it wasn't HELLO, DOLLY!

Matt H., I don't doubt your memory of the Pearl Bailey performance that you saw, because I have read a great many similar accounts over the years.  I don't know what could account for the difference, but Ms. Bailey's performance that I saw at the St. James Theatre was all Dolly Levi, and absolutely no Pearlie Mae.  She literally lit up the stage and she and Cab Calloway were perfectly cast against each other.  The only break in the performance was the eating scene in Harmonia Gardens, but her few off the cuff remarks were far less than I have seen some Dollys do.

I can't explain the difference between the two shows.  I don't if it had anything to do with where in the run she was, whether she was tired at the end of the week or fresh at the beginning, or even if it came from doing two-a-day; but she gave an electrifying performance the night I saw the show.  And the HELLO DOLLY number literally stopped the show.


And she didn't even know that I was going to be there that night.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Michael on August 25, 2009, 04:03:33 PM
RE: BUSKER ALLEY article in playbill

And I quote:  "Due to the loss of one member of the writing team and the health issues of another, it is with great regret that we withdraw from this project."

So wouldn't that be A J Carothers who wrote the book>

And I am sure the health issues has to be one of the Sherman Brothers. And my guess it would be Robert who is 84 and when I have see inetrviews with him he doesn't seem well.

Richard is 81.

I wonder why they just don't mention the names??



Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: George on August 25, 2009, 04:06:21 PM
Topic of the Day:  my most favorite kinds of pies in general are (in no particular order) pecan, blueberry, cherry, coconut cream and chocolate cream...but there are others.  Honorable mention does go to Boston cream pies. ;)

My sister (the vegetarian) and my niece (the vegan) go to this local vegan bakery and get this blueberry pie that they just love.  Me...not so much.  I don't know what they put in it, but it has some flavor in addition to the blueberry that I am just not fond of. :P
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: George on August 25, 2009, 04:07:21 PM
PAGE SEVEN BLUEBERRY PIE DANCE!! ;D

(http://www.jessthomson.com/BlueberryPieCorner.JPG)
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Michael on August 25, 2009, 04:08:15 PM
Has anyone seen the documentary The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story

(http://www.jimhillmedia.com/mb/images/upload/the-boys-poster-web.jpg)
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: TCB on August 25, 2009, 04:08:18 PM
Loved hearing about the HHW partay! Having previously attended two of these at Skip and Fred's, I am quite envious

Damn!  I must be very tired today.  I read that over, three times, and each time I read it that Mike was quite nervous.  I found that rather silly, since he hadn't even been invited.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: TCB on August 25, 2009, 04:13:07 PM
Good Morning! Good Afternoon!

I'm up, I'm up... And I'm going to win the $252 Million Mega-Millions Lottery tonight!  ::)

Sorry!  I bought the winning ticket yesterday.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: TCB on August 25, 2009, 04:15:33 PM
The pastor's wife stopped by to play with kittens, and we were quite dismayed that Antonia hissed and wriggled to get away from her. She needs some work!


That's my girl!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: TCB on August 25, 2009, 04:23:09 PM
Ah... So it was all an experiment... ::)

A Song Like That: Collaborators Reconsider Spanish Lyrics in West Side Story (http://www.playbill.com/news/article/132241-A_Song_Like_That_Collaborators_Reconsider_Spanish_Lyrics_in_West_Side_Story)


Jose, about how many people show up for a CD signing like the cast of WEST SIDE STORY did?  Do you have to show up hours ahead of time?
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: TCB on August 25, 2009, 04:26:12 PM
So it was all an experiment...

The title of the next volume of my memoirs.


Years 12 thru 15?
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: MBarnum on August 25, 2009, 04:38:55 PM
I really do not know what and when I ate the best pie of my life...I have eaten many...

....but as far as favorite pies, well Strawberry/Rhubarb tops the list and I love any kind of berry pie.

My least favorite pie is pumpkin.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: George on August 25, 2009, 04:57:47 PM
I used to have a recipe for a no-bake layered pumpkin pie...you cook the pumpkin on the stove and layer it with a whipped cream mixture.  It was the only pumpkin pie that my mom said that she liked.  She always make strawberry/rhubarb pie and everyone says that it's very good.  I have NEVER liked strawberry/rhubarb pie. :-X
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: TCB on August 25, 2009, 04:58:28 PM
T.O.D.


I think my favorite pie would have to be pizza pie.  That would be followed closely by pumpkin pie and peanut butter/chocolate pie.  Thoses would be followed by blackberry and cherry pie.  I like most types of pies, except for apple pie and mincemeat.

Best pie:  My mom's pumpkin pie
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: TCB on August 25, 2009, 05:00:27 PM
T.O.D.


I think my favorite pie would have to be pizza pie.  That would be followed closely by pumpkin pie and peanut butter/chocolate pie.  Thoses would be followed by blackberry and cherry pie.  I like most types of pies, except for apple pie and mincemeat.

Best pie:  My mom's pumpkin pie

The pumpkin dessert that I make is a close second, basically because I don't have to make a crust.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: elmore3003 on August 25, 2009, 05:15:54 PM
Has anyone noticed the influx of commercials featuring untalented children? I keep getting commercials with kids playing soldiers, kids selling ice cream, with a dreadful pageant, and there's not a shred of talent between the little buggers! They scream or speak motonously and should all be terminated ASAP. God, they are inept.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Cillaliz on August 25, 2009, 05:20:23 PM
TOD - Rhubarb/Strawberry Rhubarb, Pumpkin, chocolate bourbon pecan pie, peach, apple, cherry...

oh heck, I've never met a pie I didn't like
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: TCB on August 25, 2009, 05:21:59 PM
Has anyone noticed the influx of commercials featuring untalented children? I keep getting commercials with kids playing soldiers, kids selling ice cream with a dreadful pageant and there's not a shred of talent between the littlew buggers! They scream or speak motonously and should all be terminated ASAP. God, they are inept.


I assure you that these children are not represented by my agent.  If they were, you would never see them in any commercial!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Cillaliz on August 25, 2009, 05:22:43 PM
Elmore has a thing for hair. He is always climbing onto our necks and playing in our hair -- he did this to the pastor's wife, too.

Hair? What hair?

I love that picture!

So do I.

Ditto
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Cillaliz on August 25, 2009, 05:25:12 PM
All day I've been having "My feet want to dance in the sun, my head wants to rest in the shade. The Lord says 'Go out and have fun' but the landlord says 'the rent ain't paid' " going through my head
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: George on August 25, 2009, 05:28:40 PM
Well, tonight I'm going to the second call-backs for the TAO production of The Brain From Planet X!  We were told that it should be cast by this Thursday. ;D

Until later!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Cillaliz on August 25, 2009, 05:31:41 PM
Break a leg George!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Jennifer on August 25, 2009, 05:34:52 PM
RE: the TOD

On my only visit to Indianapolis, a friend took me to the most amazing restaurant (i wish i could remember the name). For dessert i had the best pie i've ever tasted. It was key lime pie. It was so good. I wish i could try that pie again.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Laura on August 25, 2009, 05:37:15 PM
Break a leg, George!
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Post by: Ginny on August 25, 2009, 05:37:43 PM
Break a leg, George!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Jane on August 25, 2009, 05:42:22 PM
2nd call back vibes for DR George!!!!!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: DAW on August 25, 2009, 05:43:15 PM
***BROKEN LEG CALLBACK VIBES
for DR George!!!!!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: DAW on August 25, 2009, 05:45:38 PM
Many people do not know that in Sondheim's original draft for "The Ladies Who Lunch," JoAnn's line read: Another vodka crust!!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Michael on August 25, 2009, 05:48:14 PM
Merde! George
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Michael on August 25, 2009, 05:52:38 PM
Some good news I think as I am looking forward to this

Film Version of Musical Nine to Feature Three New Songs

three new songs by composer Yeston: “Guarda la Luna (Look at the Moon),” a lullabye sung by Sophia Loren who plays Guido's mother; “Cinema Italiano,” performed by  Kate Hudson who plays Stephanie  interviewing (For Vogue and not The Cahier De Cinema as in the play) Guido Contini; and “Take It All,” a new solo for Marion Cotillard who plays Luisia
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: elmore3003 on August 25, 2009, 05:54:22 PM
Break a leg, DR George!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: TCB on August 25, 2009, 05:54:39 PM
Elmore has a thing for hair. He is always climbing onto our necks and playing in our hair -- he did this to the pastor's wife, too.

Hair? What hair?

I love that picture!

So do I.

Ditto


Ditto do I.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: DAW on August 25, 2009, 05:57:59 PM
Ditto do I.

Oh, you have a Ditto 'do??    I'm so jealous!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: DAW on August 25, 2009, 05:59:25 PM
Has anyone seen the documentary The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story

I have not.  But I would like to.

And speaking of documentaries, the Chorus Line documentary, Every Little Step, can now be pre-ordered on Amazon.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: TCB on August 25, 2009, 06:01:43 PM
Break a leg, George!


Second callbacks??  What are they casting TEN COMMANDMENTS - THE MUSICAL?
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: TCB on August 25, 2009, 06:04:12 PM
Has anyone seen the documentary The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story

I have not.  But I would like to.

And speaking of documentaries, the Chorus Line documentary, Every Little Step, can now be pre-ordered on Amazon.


Ah, an excellent Christmas / Hanukkah gift!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Cillaliz on August 25, 2009, 06:16:00 PM
I talked to my friend Gretchen today. I told her that I thought I should drive up there to see if the mentos geyser went higher with diet coke than it did with the cheap diet soda we used before. She giggled and said she thinks that's exactly what we should do and she couldn't think of better entertainment on Sunday.  So I need to head out and see if I can find a lot of Mentos. 

Steve was feeling a little better today and was able to go to his office where he's starting to work on getting things in order to be able to leave it.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Jane on August 25, 2009, 06:22:09 PM
Will there be photos of the geyser?
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Cillaliz on August 25, 2009, 06:29:07 PM
You know, we had some last time, I'm not sure what happened to them.  Maybe my mom took them on her regular camera and hasn't had them developed yet.   Yes, we can take photos - maybe even a video!  I'm planning on going all out so we can really play with it.   
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: TCB on August 25, 2009, 06:31:33 PM
(http://blogs.venturacountystar.com/dennert/archives/Old%20Faithful.jpg)
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Post by: Cillaliz on August 25, 2009, 06:32:30 PM
LOL....TCB
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Post by: Jane on August 25, 2009, 06:33:25 PM
A video would be fun. :)

Thanks for the geyser DR TCB.  I'm sure Cilla's will be just as high ;)
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: TCB on August 25, 2009, 06:33:38 PM
That was the two-liter Diet Coke!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Cillaliz on August 25, 2009, 06:35:33 PM
Looks like 7-Up to me ;)
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Cillaliz on August 25, 2009, 06:36:46 PM
Actually nothing can be as funny as our first attempt.   We all thought it was going to be this giant explosion of some sort.  We cleared the area, made everyone stand back.  Made sure no cars were coming down the road and it went about 4 feet high and stopped.   We laughed so hard.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Cillaliz on August 25, 2009, 06:41:46 PM
Is Facebook being slow for anyone else tonight?  I've had a hard time posting things
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: TCB on August 25, 2009, 06:52:25 PM
Is Facebook being slow for anyone else tonight?  I've had a hard time posting things


I just checked.  It wasn't slow for me.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: TCB on August 25, 2009, 06:53:01 PM




G'night!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Jane on August 25, 2009, 07:00:49 PM
Actually nothing can be as funny as our first attempt.   We all thought it was going to be this giant explosion of some sort.  We cleared the area, made everyone stand back.  Made sure no cars were coming down the road and it went about 4 feet high and stopped.   We laughed so hard.

LOL-I'm impressed it went as high as 4 feet.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Ann on August 25, 2009, 07:01:40 PM
Hello everyone!  Remember me?  I am sorry for my long absence.  It's been a busy summer around here, but now I have a few weeks off so I hope to be able to catch up with everyone a bit.

In case anyone is wondering what Toby and I did today (and I'm sure you are..)  we went to the Tacoma waterfront.  And this is what I saw there.

(http://i25.tinypic.com/vrt17q.jpg)

and these...experiencing sand for the first time

(http://i27.tinypic.com/2lsd4b6.jpg)
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Jane on August 25, 2009, 07:01:45 PM
Is Facebook being slow for anyone else tonight?  I've had a hard time posting things

No but on Sunday I wanted to visit a friend's profile to respond to something & was denied access all day.
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Post by: Jane on August 25, 2009, 07:02:42 PM
Hi DR Ann, too cute.  I especially love the toes in the sand photo.
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Post by: Ann on August 25, 2009, 07:03:00 PM
And now, Toby at the piano

(http://i31.tinypic.com/2h80rw8.jpg)
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Jane on August 25, 2009, 07:03:09 PM
To you have any vacation plans or will you just "relax" the entire time with Toby?
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Jane on August 25, 2009, 07:03:53 PM
And now, Toby at the piano


Funny. :)
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Laura on August 25, 2009, 07:05:06 PM
Awwww. How old is Toby now?
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Cillaliz on August 25, 2009, 07:06:44 PM
Toby is a doll DR Ann
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Ann on August 25, 2009, 07:07:17 PM
Next week we're spending four days down on the Oregon coast.  We've rented a little house near the beach.  I think it's going to be a wonderful place to relax a bit and spend some time with my boys. 
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Ann on August 25, 2009, 07:08:16 PM
Laura - Toby will be 1 year on September 6th!  I can hardly believe a year has gone by so quickly.  We'll be going over to Jed's mother's house for a birthday dinner, but I don't do huge birthday parties for little babies...they won't remember anything anyway. 
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Ann on August 25, 2009, 07:09:33 PM
Oh and Laura, I've been meaning to tell you.  Toby has decided that the dinosaur is THE toy to have in the car seat.  It lives in the backseat, and Toby insists on having it in his lap while we travel.  It's quite cute. 
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Laura on August 25, 2009, 07:09:40 PM
All you need is a cake. And pictures. We need pictures. Of the cake on Toby.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Laura on August 25, 2009, 07:10:25 PM
Oh and Laura, I've been meaning to tell you.  Toby has decided that the dinosaur is THE toy to have in the car seat.  It lives in the backseat, and Toby insists on having it in his lap while we travel.  It's quite cute. 

:) I didn't expect that for a couple more years.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Cillaliz on August 25, 2009, 07:11:31 PM
I just broke down and added HBO to my cable.  I was thinking it was too expensive and was about to say no until the customer service rep said, well you can always cancel after a few days, it would only be 56 cents a day.  Sheesh, that sold me.  So, now I can see  "Which Way Home" and "Grey Gardens"  Cool

Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Jane on August 25, 2009, 07:12:29 PM
Next week we're spending four days down on the Oregon coast.  We've rented a little house near the beach.  I think it's going to be a wonderful place to relax a bit and spend some time with my boys. 


Sounds nice.  Where on the coast?
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Jane on August 25, 2009, 07:15:35 PM
Oh and Laura, I've been meaning to tell you.  Toby has decided that the dinosaur is THE toy to have in the car seat.  It lives in the backseat, and Toby insists on having it in his lap while we travel.  It's quite cute. 

This is sooo cute.

I agree with small parties being just fine for babies.  They are fun, kind of like a big play group.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Ron Pulliam on August 25, 2009, 07:27:01 PM
Larry:  Please allow me to add my sincerest congratulations on your Broadway job!  May this be the end of hard times and deadbeat clients for you!!!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Matt H. on August 25, 2009, 07:27:51 PM
Quote from Matt H. last night:
Quote
I saw her, too, on Broadway. She was Pearlie Mae all the way, no Dolly that I could discern. It helped that I had seen the show done legitimately by other actresses. Pearlie just played around with it. Would stop the show and complain about how her feet hurt. Would decide to reprise "So long, Dearie" on a whim.

The audience ate up every second of it, and it WAS entertaining, but it wasn't HELLO, DOLLY!

Matt H., I don't doubt your memory of the Pearl Bailey performance that you saw, because I have read a great many similar accounts over the years.  I don't know what could account for the difference, but Ms. Bailey's performance that I saw at the St. James Theatre was all Dolly Levi, and absolutely no Pearlie Mae.  She literally lit up the stage and she and Cab Calloway were perfectly cast against each other.  The only break in the performance was the eating scene in Harmonia Gardens, but her few off the cuff remarks were far less than I have seen some Dollys do.

I can't explain the difference between the two shows.  I don't if it had anything to do with where in the run she was, whether she was tired at the end of the week or fresh at the beginning, or even if it came from doing two-a-day; but she gave an electrifying performance the night I saw the show.  And the HELLO DOLLY number literally stopped the show.


And she didn't even know that I was going to be there that night.

Such is the nature of live theater as you and I both know. I saw her AFTER she won the Tony and was the toast of the town. I got the feeling she thought she WAS the whole show and could do what she wanted. It was, as I recall, the Saturday evening performance.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Matt H. on August 25, 2009, 07:31:44 PM
I have watched a total of 10 CRIMINAL MINDS episodes today. I guess I did six tonight.

The wonderful Jane Lynch plays Reid's mother who's in a psychiatric facility. She was in two episodes.

Jason Alexander played a very showy serial killer in another episode.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Matt H. on August 25, 2009, 07:33:29 PM
I'll watch RESCUE ME (which is recording as I type) tomorrow as I eat lunch.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Ginny on August 25, 2009, 07:48:57 PM
Aww, Toby's so cute!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Kerry on August 25, 2009, 08:01:22 PM
Jerry likes my corn.

We all like your corn!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Kerry on August 25, 2009, 08:03:08 PM
I am truly sorry for all the bad news so many Dr's have had in the last few days.   Sending prayers and vibes.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Kerry on August 25, 2009, 08:06:00 PM
I really do not know what and when I ate the best pie of my life...I have eaten many...

....but as far as favorite pies, well Strawberry/Rhubarb tops the list and I love any kind of berry pie.

My least favorite pie is pumpkin.

Pumpkin pie is evil!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Kerry on August 25, 2009, 08:07:24 PM
I dropped my big announcement at last night's event, and here's the news for everyone who could not be there. I will be working on the Broadway revival of FINIAN'S RAINBOW as the orchestrator for the  adjustments being made for the production. I love Rob Berman, the musical director, and I'm very honored to be asked to work on the show. I loved it at Encores!
How exciting!  Congratulations to DR elmore!

Congratulations, Larry!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Kerry on August 25, 2009, 08:10:30 PM
***CONTINUED GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT VIBES***
for DR Ben!!!!!!!

DITTO, AND FOR EVERYONE EMPLOYED!!

SOON TO BE EMPLOYED VIBES FOR THOSE WHO NEED THEM!!!


Bless you for thr very much needed vibe!!!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Matt H. on August 25, 2009, 08:10:37 PM
I'm heading downstairs to bed now.

Good night!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 25, 2009, 08:22:56 PM
Good Evening!

It's another gorgeous night here in NYC. Cooler temps, lower humidity, and a nice breeze blowing.  Aaahhh..
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 25, 2009, 08:24:51 PM
Good Morning! Good Afternoon!

I'm up, I'm up... And I'm going to win the $252 Million Mega-Millions Lottery tonight!  ::)

Good. Don't forget our marriage contract.

Um... Well, since the marriage was never consummated...  Just sayin'.

::)
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 25, 2009, 08:26:52 PM
RE: BUSKER ALLEY article in playbill

And I quote:  "Due to the loss of one member of the writing team and the health issues of another, it is with great regret that we withdraw from this project."

So wouldn't that be A J Carothers who wrote the book>

And I am sure the health issues has to be one of the Sherman Brothers. And my guess it would be Robert who is 84 and when I have see inetrviews with him he doesn't seem well.

Richard is 81.

I wonder why they just don't mention the names??





DR Michael S - One word: "Discretion".

Well, maybe a second word too: "Privacy".

Oh, and a third and fourth: "Courtesy" and "Respect".
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 25, 2009, 08:32:51 PM
Ah... So it was all an experiment... ::)

A Song Like That: Collaborators Reconsider Spanish Lyrics in West Side Story (http://www.playbill.com/news/article/132241-A_Song_Like_That_Collaborators_Reconsider_Spanish_Lyrics_in_West_Side_Story)


Jose, about how many people show up for a CD signing like the cast of WEST SIDE STORY did?  Do you have to show up hours ahead of time?

From what I understand, they had a pretty good turnout for the West Side Story revival CD signing.  Not in the 1000's, but at least in the low-100's.  Since most CD signings take place at the Lincoln Square Barnes & Nobles (now that the Times Square Virgin Megastore is closed), the size of the room helps to control the crowds since there's only so much room to sit and wait.

You don't really have to get there early, but if the signing takes place on a show night, then it's just a matter of getting in line before the cast has to leave.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Cillaliz on August 25, 2009, 08:35:24 PM
DR Samantha is having a very hard time adjusting to her move to Iowa City.  It's the first time she's been away from home and is feeling a bit lonely and overwhelmed (even though she is living with her boyfriend)   if anyone would like to pass along some encouragement I'm sure she'd appreciate it.  You can reach her through her profile here or friend her on Facebook.   Thanks to anyone interested, especially the people she met in New York
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 25, 2009, 08:37:06 PM
HI, TOBY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUTE!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Ann on August 25, 2009, 08:37:57 PM
Congrats to Larry!!!  This is wonderful news!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
VIBES to all the DR's to need them.  They seem to be needed by a lot of HHW folk lately...makes me sad. 
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 25, 2009, 08:58:43 PM
Break a leg, George!


Second callbacks??  What are they casting TEN COMMANDMENTS - THE MUSICAL?

Having seen The Ten Commandments - The Spectacle Musical, I'd venture that they probably didn't have second callbacks.  I'm not even sure they had auditions.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 25, 2009, 09:02:25 PM
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
VIBES to all the DR's to need them.  They seem to be needed by a lot of HHW folk lately...makes me sad. 

DITTO

I do believe in the Patented Power of HHW VIBES, but I really do hope that this recent "bout" has been the storm before the calm.  It's never easy when you know your friends are going through tough times, and dealing with things beyond their control.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: Jane on August 25, 2009, 09:32:02 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DR JOSE!
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: bk on August 25, 2009, 09:37:05 PM
Finally back from a long, exhausting day.  I had lunch with Kevin Spirtas (just a lettuce wedge), and that was grand fun.  I'm sure elmore will be happy to know that Mr. Spirtas will be a credited above the line producer on Finian's - he brought quite a bit of investor money to the show.   Then I had a four-hour work session with Crista and Alex.  I had her do the Band-Aid version of her "act" and while she was doing it I figured out where all the new material would fit.  Afterwards, we sang the show in the order I came up with and it was great - just had to move one little thing.  We still have a lot to do and I'll begin putting it together today - some staging, how to get from one thing to the next - the only thing we won't be doing is creating new patter and fixing old patter.  I'll give her the ideas, but then I'll actually write it in her voice, and then she can make it her own.  After that, I had to hurry to see Skip's show, about which more in the notes.  Then I had to hurry to Joe Allen to sup with Walter Willison.  We had quite a nice time, but I really started to fade after a couple of hours.  As we were leaving, he saw two people at the bar that he knew, so I met them and we ended up chatting with them for another fifteen minutes - I'm sure the denizens of this here site know them well, since they both appear on One Life To Live (and the girl also appeared for years on Days Of Our Lives).  I think the gal's name was Farrah Fath, and the guy plays her boyfriend - John something (a P, I think).  Very nice indeed.  And now I'm home, I've responded to many of the fifty or so e-mails waiting for me, and I guess I'll go write the notes now.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 25, 2009, 09:43:13 PM
Thank You, DR Jane.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: JoseSPiano on August 25, 2009, 09:43:31 PM
And now that I'm officially "older"... ;)

Goodnight.
Title: Re: THE VODKA CRUST
Post by: FJL on August 25, 2009, 10:15:43 PM
Happy birthday to Jose!!!!