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Title: HEAT WAVE
Post by: bk on May 03, 2004, 12:00:58 AM
Well, you've read the notes, you certainly can Can Can, so the only thing left or even right to do is to post until the cows come home, so to it, people, to it.
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: Panni on May 03, 2004, 12:03:41 AM
Last post of yesterday - first post of today? How apt.
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Post by: Panni on May 03, 2004, 12:10:53 AM
I'm going to bed.
But first - Jay, yes, I want to see THE DRAWER BOY. Glad to hear it's good. I know the people it's about - not the farmers. But the theater co-operative it's about is the Theatre Passe Muraille who did THE FARM SHOW. I worked with them way back in Toronto. I assume the "Miles" character of the play is the actor Miles Potter with whom I did THE DOG IN THE MANGER at Passe Muraille.
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Post by: Tomovoz on May 03, 2004, 12:43:50 AM
If money were indeed no object I would probably opt for Hamstead (North London). My lack of facility with other languages tends to restrict choices. Of the major cities I love Vienna, Paris and New York but am more "at home" in London as I lived there for a year. I would certainly, if I had my druthers, become more actively involved in theatre of the musical variety. Once again restictions apply - no talent!
For "dropping out" once in a while - New Zealand's South Island would be a good choice.

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Post by: Michael on May 03, 2004, 04:09:28 AM
I would choose NYC for the theater, music, dance and art. I could be happy seeing something or doing something creative every day.
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Post by: Michael on May 03, 2004, 04:20:20 AM
And now on a more personal level.

I am leaving today to go to Montreal. My is father is not good and I want to be with him and my family. Not sure when I'll be back to Florida (I have a ticket for next Sunday) but I'll probably be there longer. Not sure when I'll be back here. But in the saner moments I will try to catch up on the site, but probably won't post.

Thanks to all who spread good wishes and vibes the last times, but I am not sure they will work this time. I only hope that I can make back to Montreal and see him in time one last time.

Once again Thank you all and God Bless

Michael
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Post by: Dan-in-Toronto on May 03, 2004, 04:43:21 AM
Michael,

We'll be thinking about you and your dad, and sending ONGOING GOOD VIBES.

Take care
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Post by: Dan-in-Toronto on May 03, 2004, 04:55:54 AM
I have a friend for whom money is absolutely no object. She has a new 12,500 square foot home on Toronto's Bridle Path (DR Panni, you may want to provide the LA equivalent) plus another residence on a British Columbia Gulf Island. When you call her, she's often at a spa (Arizona mainly), in Bermuda, or somewhere in Europe. It must work for her, but as they say in the Old Country, nisht fer mir (not for me). I'd take an apartment in London or New York, and for "dropping out," as Tomovoz puts it, would consider a spot like Fiji. So what are those lucky lottery numbers again?

And though chucking, I wouldn't throw in the towel. I'd open a small publishing company and publish books that struck my fancy.

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Post by: Ben on May 03, 2004, 05:09:31 AM
If I could chuck it all and money were no object, I would split my time between New York City (maybe even staying in our small but cozy little apartment) and my beloved London and I would be a radio broadcaster doing something between A Prairie Home Companion and Donald's show. What the hell, it's a fantasy. I'll give myself two shows. One devoted to show music, similar to Donald and Stage and Screen and Showtime and another similar to Mr. Keillor's shows.

That's what I would do if I could chuck it all and money were no object.
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Post by: Dan-in-Toronto on May 03, 2004, 05:39:51 AM
Chat was fun, as always. I had to exit early because Gord's great-nephew is staying with us while he takes a course in Toronto, and he's in the computer room.

Just caught up on last night's late posts. Thanks DR SWW for the shrimp tips. I always enjoy the food posts. And DR Jose thanks for sharing all the theatrical details - both behind the scenes and in the audience.

SWW, forgive me but your "shrinkage" line prompted me to find this George-Jerry-Elaine exchange from one of my favorite Seinfeld episodes:

"Do women know about shrinkage?"
"What do you mean, like laundry?"
"No..."
"Like when a man goes swimming... Afterwards..."
"It shrinks?"
"Like a frightened turtle."
"Why does it shrink?"
"It just does."
"I don't know how you guys walk around with those things."
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Post by: Dan-in-Toronto on May 03, 2004, 05:53:19 AM
And I agree, DR Matt, last night's Alias was a little lame. I don't think this is a spoiler (SPOILER ALERT nonetheless), but the turns and twists in Lauren's and Sloan's characters are rather rough.

Do you think Alias could work as a feature-length movie?
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Post by: William E. Lurie on May 03, 2004, 06:04:23 AM
BK - There is no trick to the Can Can
       It is so easy to do.

I wish NYC would get some of that heat.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 03, 2004, 06:07:06 AM
I'm back from another weekend of errantiveness & truancy.  I spent all day (and by that I mean all day) Saturday trying to fix my sister's computer and yesterday was a combo birthday party for my niece and nephew.  There was much mac'n'cheese and cake and orance creamsicle ice cream.  A good time was had by all.

My dream career?  I still see myself working in theatre in some capacity, whether acting, directing, writing or teaching.  And I would love to live north of NYC along the Hudson with a view of the river.  Nyack would be nice.
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Post by: td on May 03, 2004, 06:07:16 AM
Can these boys fox-trot?
Hmmmm. . . .who IS that girl next to Connie "Cricket" Stevens?

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Post by: MBarnum on May 03, 2004, 07:17:50 AM
Hey, that is Kenny Miller on the left! Maybe he know's Leslie Parrish??

Who is the guy with Connie...that is what I want to know!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 03, 2004, 07:52:35 AM
Good Morning!

I had a pretty good night's sleep.  It did take me an hour or two to truly wind down, but wind down I did, and I slept nicely.  And I actually slept in a little later than I would have liked, but in my current condition, I think I have an excuse. ;)  *And the new meds seem to be working their magic already.  :D

Hmmm... If I could live any where it would either be New York City - some nice brownstone on the East Side - maybe even the Turtle Bay area.  Lots of room, and lots of "stuff" nearby to enjoy.  However, I'd probably stay in music, but maybe I'd opt to go back on the stage - I do love singing, and, at times, miss doing it.  -Actually, a season in the Metropolitan Opera Chorus would be nice - lots of work, but, oh, the variety! -and the pay ain't bad either.

-Othewise, I'd like to be somewhere in the French countryside - probably around Lyon or the Po Valley.  Big estate.  Just doing whatever I end up doing each day when I wake up.  Probably lots of cooking.  And wine!

Well, I need to get ready for my doctor's appointment... Laters....
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Post by: PennyO on May 03, 2004, 07:55:54 AM
Michael, no matter how long we have them, we lose our parents too soon. My folks are 80 and 95 - and I watch them age and know the inevitability of loss. And each time I speak to them lately, or see them napping in a chair, or share a meal - the looming loss is the ornament that makes the Present Moment poignant shine like a diamond. Glad i've had them long enough to know that.

If money were no objekt and i could just drop out and live any way at all -- I'd choose a cabin on a stream in a forest, with birds and animals around, and peace and solitude whenever I wanted, and I'd write books and plays, and have limited-engagement runs  of concerts or plays of my choosing, and travel to LA and NY to be with my friends...

I guess I would change nothing about my current life - except I would listen more carefully and talk less.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 03, 2004, 07:58:58 AM
DR Michael Shayne - Safe travels.  My thoughts are with you and your family.
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Post by: PennyO on May 03, 2004, 08:01:45 AM
Jose, glad the meds are working. Have a fell-good day, son.
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Post by: PennyO on May 03, 2004, 08:02:28 AM
Or even a Feel-Good one...
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Post by: Emily on May 03, 2004, 08:14:57 AM
Michael: you, your father and all of his family and friends are in my thoughts right now.

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Post by: Jrand69 on May 03, 2004, 08:17:21 AM
Isn't that John Ashley?  No....hmmmmmmmm.....looks a BIT like Van Williams, but it's not.  Who is it?  And what is La Ronde?  And why did Kenny's date go on the lam?
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 03, 2004, 08:18:51 AM
Oh what a great TOD.

I would have a place in NYC of course - a place in Rome - and a small professional theatre in Indianapolis.  At least then I might be assured of being cast now and then.

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Post by: elmore3003 on May 03, 2004, 08:19:51 AM
Good morning, all!  I'm having a day with numbering difficulties on Mickey & Judy, because the original person in charge of the orchestrations, who shall be nameless, has missed all deadlines, and everyone picking up the slack is dealing with the fallout. Oy!

So, it's a good time to be dreaming about other things with limitless funds:

a flat in London would be nice
a bigger New York apartment would be heaven
financial freedom to lounge around, watch all my DVDs and videos, listen to all my CDs and follow/study some scores would be my idea of nice liesure time, as well as having enough money to go to the theatre two or three nights a week
I have no urge for an island retreat or a country home, but traveling around to visit friends would be fun
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 03, 2004, 08:20:09 AM
MBARNUM email that picture to Kenny and ask him.
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Post by: JMK on May 03, 2004, 08:22:20 AM
You're all wrong.  That's quite obviously Michael J. Fox on the left, who must have gone both blonde and Back to the Future for a night out with Cricket and friends.   ;D
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 03, 2004, 08:28:09 AM
Hey I just sent the pic to Kenny Miller at his website and we await the answer!

Hey I am the second poster in number!!!  Whew!
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Post by: Matt H. on May 03, 2004, 08:34:16 AM
Definitely not Van Williams. I could see a bit of John Ashley there, but I think he was a bit fuller in the face. Hey, Robert Fuller! (just joking about that).

Like DR Michael Shayne (hope all goes well), NYC would be my first choice, but I think I'd have to have Hawaii or Jamaica for the winter months. Continuing to read Noel Cowaqrd's diaries, and he paints his homes in Jamaica as a paradise on earth. I've never been there, but his descriptions make it sound very inviting.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 03, 2004, 08:38:47 AM
As Sydney is in many respects a female James Bond, a movie version of ALIAS would probably have worked, but I'm not sure people would shell out for it now. It's been on the air too long.

And it seems as if the writers are far too involved with Rambaldi to come up with anything fresh or appealing.
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Post by: Jane on May 03, 2004, 08:51:46 AM
JoseSPiano CONTINUED GOOD HEALTH VIBES!

Michael Shayne my thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.  I hope you have a comforting visit with your father.

I would like to travel, staying in different towns or cities long enough to truly get a feel for the location and the people.  Then I would return to my newly remodeled home.  Oh, I would also hire people to mow, pull weeds, all that fun stuff.    
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: Jane on May 03, 2004, 08:52:28 AM
I sure hope the heat wave breaks by Sunday.  Speaking of LA, what time shall we meet at Du-París?  After the breakfast crowd and rush hour would be nice.
 
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Post by: Matt H. on May 03, 2004, 08:54:34 AM
We've had rain for the last three days, but we're supposed to get up to the high 80s by Thursday. Can't say I'm dying to get there. I like the crispness and coolness of spring, and it's great saving money not running either heat or air conditioning during these few months between seasons.
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Post by: Jane on May 03, 2004, 08:55:02 AM
Page two dance!!


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Post by: bk on May 03, 2004, 09:02:33 AM
Du-Par's is only really crowded for breakfast on Sundays.  Monday are not a problem, so anytime is fine - whatever works for others.
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Post by: Jay on May 03, 2004, 09:26:10 AM
...what time shall we meet at Du-París?  After the breakfast crowd and rush hour would be nice.

Du-Par's is only really crowded for breakfast on Sundays.  Monday are not a problem, so anytime is fine - whatever works for others.

Is 10 am workable for everyone?  I'm the one in this crowd who will have to contend with traffic, especially at that infernal 101/170 interchange.
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Post by: Jay on May 03, 2004, 09:28:00 AM
You see, Dear Readers, this is how people in Lalaland arrange their lives.  By the traffic.
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Post by: Jay on May 03, 2004, 09:28:53 AM
Good vibes to Dear Reader Michael Shayne, his Dear father, and all those who are Dear to them.
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 03, 2004, 09:32:04 AM
Lovely dRJANE!
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Post by: William F. Orr on May 03, 2004, 09:33:06 AM
DR Michael Shayne:

All the best wishes and vibes and such for your Dad.

And as an added note, I am sure you must be aware, although other DRs may not be, that the redoubtable Leslie Parrish guest starred on the TV series Michael Shayne, in Episode 1.12 "Death Selects a Winner" in December 1960, in the rŰle of "Ellen".  And that is your Michael Shayne/Leslie Parrish connection for the day.

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Post by: bk on May 03, 2004, 09:33:14 AM
Up to others - I only live five minutes away and am flexible, oh, yes, I am flexible.  Now, where in tarnation IS everyone?
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Post by: bk on May 03, 2004, 09:35:21 AM
Gonna be another hot day - oh, a Schmidt and Jones reference.  Luckily, it's still cool in the home environment.  
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 03, 2004, 09:36:54 AM
I'm lurking, not lurching, waiting for a possible phone call about bringing a friend home from surgery if her companion can't make it, and dealing with Mickey and Judy!

DR Michael,  I wish you all the best with your father's health situation and a safe trip there and back as well.

Back to M&J!
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 03, 2004, 09:37:42 AM
But I wish I were lunching with you all at Du-Par's.
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Post by: Jay on May 03, 2004, 09:40:08 AM
On the topic o' the day:

Since money is no object, I, like Dear Reader Jane, would do a good deal of travel.  One still needs an anchor to call home, so--you did say money is no object, right?--I would have a  beautiful beaux arts mansion (of the Stanford White ilk) upon a bluff overlooking the Hudson Valley.  

This would require--money's no object, right?--a proper pied-a-terre on Central Park West in the mid-seventies.  (Facing the park, of course.)  

It gets chilly in New York during the winter, so I would also require a winter getwaway in the Springs of Palm, preferably in the old Movie Colony.  

It gets hot in New York during the summer, too, which would warrant--limitless money is divine, isn't it, Dear Readers--a cabin (with three or four bedrooms and five baths) on a private lake high in the mountains somewhere nice.  Something in the Berkshires perhaps.  Or near Lake Tahoe.  Or in Maine.  Or all of them!  

A beach house on the Monterey Peninsula would come in handy, too.  

Not to mention the getaway place on Molokai.  

That should do it.
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: bk on May 03, 2004, 09:44:44 AM
I would have a magnificent penthouse in NY with views all around.

I would pay off my house where I currently live, add on two rooms and put a pool in the yard.

I would then either write novels all the livelong day, produce CDs when I felt like it, and travel to the places I've always wanted to go to - i.e. London, Paris, Italy and Japan.
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Post by: bk on May 03, 2004, 09:51:22 AM
You know what the problem with seeing Porgy and Bess is - I've been singing "I'm talkin' 'bout deviled clams" for three days.

I think my lunch will get rescheduled until tomorrow or the next day - I'll know at noon.

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Post by: bk on May 03, 2004, 09:58:41 AM
I'm talkin' 'bout devilled clams.
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Post by: Jennifer on May 03, 2004, 10:07:02 AM
Best wishes to DR Michael.  If you need anything at all while you're in town, please feel free to email me.

Oh and I agree about Alias, I was not impressed with last's episode.  I just hope the finale is better (last year's was wickedly crazy).  
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Post by: Jennifer on May 03, 2004, 10:13:28 AM
As for where I would buy homes, if $$ was no object.  Well there are a few places that I have never been, which I want to visit.  Hawaii, Venice, and Paris are a few of them.  And I'd like a nice penthouse in NYC.  And a place in St. Thomas.

That's just for starters!
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Post by: Stuart on May 03, 2004, 10:20:43 AM
Best wishes to DR Michael and those he holds near and dear.

As for the TOD:  Unlike my dear brother, I would return to the borough of our birth, Brooklyn, no...I had better city views when I lived on the Island of Roosevelt (which, for those of you who are not familiar, is a spit of land in the middle of East River.  It offers tremendous city spanning views, as well as an outdoor pool, at least in the complex in which I used to reside.  And since money is not object neither would be a car and driver at my beck and call.)

Bermuda is just made for NY winters.

An annual world cruise would also be nice.

And since Rochester has become my adopted home, summering in one of the grand manses either on East Avenue, or on the shores of Lake Ontario would suit me just fine.  (The ones on Lake Shore Boulevard, if any of you know the area.)  I can feel the lake breezes now.

The TOD also included a reference to what we would all do, if we had our druthers.  Or at least one druther, I suppose.  If I needed to work, and was to remain in my chosen field, I would produce grand musicals.  If it had to be a field other than the one in which we earn our living, I have always wanted to be an architect.
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Post by: Jane on May 03, 2004, 10:25:18 AM
Lovely dRJANE!

And I owe it all to you.  From now on when I look at a dancing rose, I shall think of you. :)
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Post by: S. Woody White on May 03, 2004, 10:27:03 AM
I don't need extra homes.  I like where we're living now, very much.  Well, except that if we've got all that money we're going to need a larger place, with room for myself, der Brucer, the dogs, guest rooms for the grandlads, and live-in quarters for our staff.

I figure two on-staff should do us quite nicely.  One for housekeeping, and one for travel.  That way we could head up to NYC or Philly, or over to Bal'more or down to DC, and I wouldn't have to worry about what the stress of driving is doing to der B.  And we could stay at a nice hotel for a night or two, with someone to take care of the mutts and plants while we're away.

If would help if our driver was also a pilot, of course, for longer trips.  But I think we could rent a jet, no need to outright buy one.
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 03, 2004, 10:31:01 AM
I love THE BANDWAGON!

Jeffrey Cordova:  And it's all got to end with eternal damnation!

Lester:  That'll leave 'em laughing.

Jeffrey:  When I see talent, when I see theater, when I see culture, I'm in it up to my armpits.

Lester:  That's higher than usual, isn't it?

LOL....and Nanette Fabray is so pretty with a lovely figure and a sweet singing voice.  Of course I keep waiting for her to ask the stage manager:  "Where's my f#&king ukelele?"
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Post by: S. Woody White on May 03, 2004, 10:32:34 AM
Best wishes to Michael, and safe journeying.

Get well sometime soon, Jose.

As for my shrinkage appointment, the shrinker's office called early this morning to cancel.  Has to be rescheduled.  No emergency on my end, just hope he's all right.

We're having a rainish day, quite pleasant.  Der Brucer and the pups are looking out his window, watching squirrels and cardinals.
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Post by: Jennifer on May 03, 2004, 10:33:06 AM

Okay now let's see if this works.

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Post by: Jennifer on May 03, 2004, 10:34:25 AM
Woohoo, first try. I am so proud.

Yeah DRs Jrand, and Jane!

Haha, DR Jane, I followed your special "for stupid people" instructions.  They were perfect! :)
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Post by: Jane on May 03, 2004, 10:35:12 AM
Ten would be fine with us.  I just hope I'm hungry by then after all the Sunday eating we will be doing.  Like I even need to be hungry to eat Du-Par's pancakes with boysenberry syrup.

Panni is ten okay with you?  And Charles Pogue are you going to join us?
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Post by: Jennifer on May 03, 2004, 10:36:23 AM
Um DR Jane, just so I know, how do I make sure I don't find the illegal ones? (like your famous birthday one) :)
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 03, 2004, 10:37:15 AM
Today's TOD:

I'd have about 50 acres of land in South Carolina and a nice sprawling house with indoor/outdoor pool, a greenhouse, gardens (vegetable and floral).  

I'd live as graciously as is humanly possible with my own screening room, my own music room, my own library, etc., in addition to entertaining areas, huge kitchen where I could experiment with all manner of cuisine any time I wanted.

I'd take classes in various types of cuisine, I'd learn German and Greek, I'd travel several months a year, and would rent condos or houses a month at a time in all the places I visited.

And if my pockets were still deep, I think I would invest in the types of businesses I'd like to frequent in my nearby town/city.
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Post by: Jane on May 03, 2004, 10:38:36 AM
Jennifer-LOL.  
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Post by: Jane on May 03, 2004, 10:47:51 AM
Jennifer I copied your birthday smile from one of these sites.  Iím not sure which.  Maybe another dear reader knows which the is the safe site, and then I shall delete the other one from my files.

http://www.smileyland.com/smilies/

http://www.clicksmilies.com/
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Post by: Jane on May 03, 2004, 10:50:12 AM
I'm on a roll, page three dance

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Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 03, 2004, 11:06:09 AM
Blessings to your family at this difficult time, Michael Shayne.
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Post by: Jennifer on May 03, 2004, 11:06:50 AM
I use the clicksmilies site a lot and have never had a problem.

I actually meant from the gifs.net site you gave me.  Is it okay to copy any of those here?
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Post by: Jennifer on May 03, 2004, 11:10:02 AM
This is extremely addictive.  Jrand and Jane I think you have created a monster. :)

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Post by: Jennifer on May 03, 2004, 11:14:11 AM
Ooh I have the perfect Page Four dance planned.  Can we hurry up and keep posting please. :)
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Post by: Jennifer on May 03, 2004, 11:15:23 AM
Oh btw, for those who watch American Idol it is on TONIGHT.  There is some sort of special on featuring the five remaining contestants.
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Post by: Charles Pogue on May 03, 2004, 11:22:14 AM
Pardon me, Jane, I'm skimming through posts in order to catch up, post so BK won't bitch-slap me, and get on with my deadline writing...So joining you where, when, etc.  Does this have something to do with the Du-par posts?  If anything is happening this week, my presence is unlikely as I've got to get a hopefully relatively final draft out this week of my project for casting purposes.  But let me know details. If I've got time I'll go back and track down the post where this came up.

As for topic of day:  What a great topic!  If money were no object.  I would probably split my time between Kentucky and London (the greatest city in the world) with homes in each (though maybe a place in Santa Barbara would be nice too).  I'd continue to write...though probably just novels and plays, not screenplays...And maybe run a theatre in Ky. where I could act upon occasion as well.  I choose Lexington for my Kentucky home (where we have lots of friends still) and in London, I'd want to be right in the heart of the West End where I can walk to all the theatres and my bookshops...probably in Covent Garden or one of those places on the Thames.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 03, 2004, 11:23:12 AM
I got confirmation this morning of my tickets for WICKED in July. I got orchestra seats, and I couldn't be more excited.

Now, if the Roundabout would extend ASSASSINS one more time to make it run through the end of July, it would REALLY be a memorable trip.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 03, 2004, 11:25:06 AM
I will not be watching that AMERICAN IDOL special tonight. Basically, it's just highlights from the performances of the five who are still in the compeitition. As I've seen every episode, this can't offer anything I haven't already seen. I'll watch a movie instead until CSI: MIAMI at 10.
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Post by: Charles Pogue on May 03, 2004, 11:32:08 AM
Jane, I went back and read most of the Du-par posts.  This conversation must have started yesterday.  Given that it's Sunday, it will depend on how far along I am in my re-write.  we shall see.  I assume this is the valley Du-par..Where is it precisely?

More on "If money were no object".  I already have a house-plan (with some personalized adjustments) that I would use for my kentucky house.  The most important thing is the entire wing for my office and library.  And the indoor pool.

I'd probably have to have a three-bedroom flat in London. One for me and the lovely wife, one for an office, one for guests...so BK would have a place to stay when he came to see some theatre.  We could probably get by with two, if need be...because when I'm in London, I wouldn't be working that much, but then money is no object.
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Post by: Jennifer on May 03, 2004, 11:32:30 AM
This made me think of today's topic:

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Post by: Panni on May 03, 2004, 11:39:55 AM
Have to run to a lunch meeting. Will post later.
Michael Shayne - my thoughts are with you.
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Post by: Dan-in-Toronto on May 03, 2004, 11:49:46 AM

And since Rochester has become my adopted home, summering in one of the grand manses either on East Avenue, or on the shores of Lake Ontario would suit me just fine.  (The ones on Lake Shore Boulevard, if any of you know the area.)  I can feel the lake breezes now.


DR Stuart,

So, are you planning to take the ferry from Rochester to Toronto?
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Post by: Jay on May 03, 2004, 12:00:51 PM
Jane, I went back and read most of the Du-par posts.  This conversation must have started yesterday.  Given that it's Sunday, it will depend on how far along I am in my re-write.  we shall see.  I assume this is the valley Du-par..Where is it precisely?

In Jane's absence, allow me.  Jane had suggested next Monday, May 10 as a good time for folks to get together with her for breakfast at Du-Pars.  This is the one on the south side of Ventura Blvd. just east of Laurel Canyon.  10 a.m. has been proposed as the hour of arrival, but nothing is set in concrete as yet.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 03, 2004, 12:14:38 PM
Good Afternoon!

Good follow up doctor's appointment.  -I really like my doc - she really takes care of me, and she's very easy to talk to and to question.  However... If I have to put one more drug into my body... :o >:( :o  Thankfully, today's drug was a one shot deal - well, a one pill deal - so... But still?!?!?!?

I am officially sick and tired of being sick and tired!

But, again, I'm doing sooo much better than I was two weeks ago, and my own personal comfortability level is pretty good right now.

-And, thanks again to everyone for all their well wishes and good health vibes.

DR elmoore - I know you probable mentioned it before, but is the Mickey & Judy show you're working on the one that Jeff Harnar and Shauna Hicks perform?

Oh, and I keep forgetting to mention... One of the local, independent channels used to show the movie of "Porgy and Bess" semi-regularly when I was younger.  It was shown at least twice a year.  Sometimes, it was a "feature" movie of the week, and it would get repeated showings over a weekend.  -When did the Gershwin estate pull the rights?  -It was usually shown as a double feature with "Carmen Jones".  -Of course, since that was years ago - at least 20 - maybe I'm not remembering correctly.  Hmmm...

OK - Time to put my feet up and watch some TV... Laters...
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Post by: Jennifer on May 03, 2004, 12:21:05 PM
Feel better DR Jose!

I will say this though.  The only good part about being sick or feeling sad is ALL THE WEIGHT YOU CAN LOSE.
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Post by: Jennifer on May 03, 2004, 12:23:01 PM

Let's swim our way to Page Four.

(http://www.gifs.net/animate/mermaidswim.gif)
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Post by: bk on May 03, 2004, 12:27:26 PM
Ten is fine with me - Pogue, you simply must come.  Monday, May 10.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 03, 2004, 12:44:33 PM
The weather forecasters expect our first-for-the-year 100F reading sometime today here in Phoenix.
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Post by: Stuart on May 03, 2004, 12:47:28 PM
DR Stuart,

So, are you planning to take the ferry from Rochester to Toronto?

How refreshing it is to know that SOMEONE in your fair province is aware of its existence.  We are thinking of it, but not sure when.  There's a great deal going on that includes tickets to a show, hotel room, dinner (not sure where), and a voucher for some other attraction, all for about $115 US per person.  Tack a ride on "the Breeze" on, and it's a tidy little weekend.

How is our marketing campaign doing up there?  ;-)
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Post by: Ben on May 03, 2004, 12:48:51 PM
While I certainly encourage warmer weather (it's a little chilly in NYC today), I do not approve of 100 degree weather. That is simply unacceptable. Something must be done about it. The poor birdies and squirrels and other flora and fauna will not be out for DR Laura to photograph. They will be inside their little air-conditioned huts or lean-to or wherever they hang out when it gets to be 100 degrees.
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Post by: Stuart on May 03, 2004, 12:50:21 PM
In Jane's absence, allow me.  Jane had suggested next Monday, May 10 as a good time for folks to get together with her for breakfast at Du-Pars.  This is the one on the south side of Ventura Blvd. just east of Laurel Canyon.  10 a.m. has been proposed as the hour of arrival, but nothing is set in concrete as yet.

Dear brother, will you bring my picture along so I may feel part of the festivities?
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Post by: Dan-in-Toronto on May 03, 2004, 01:02:26 PM
DR Stuart,

Please let me express my embarrassment on behalf of our fair province's citizenry. Toronto has been rather snooty about the whole venture. First, the Globe and Mail sent its Queen of Mean journalist, Jan Wong, to check out Rochester. True to form she wrote a rather snarky piece. There have also been stories about how underprepared our Port Authority is. Even the temporary terminal is behind schedule. Add to that: the port is not in the most accessible or picturesque part of town.

Despite the above, I think the Breeze will be a hit on both sides of the lake. My neighbor - who's a pretty typical Torontonian, if there is such a bird - visits Rochester at least once a year. She loves it there - and finds its Wegman's to be even better than Buffalo's. I also think the journey itself will be a pleasure, and look forward to cruising on the Breeze.

By the way, the great deal you mentioned even includes a visit with Dan-in-T.O. I hope that's a plus.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 03, 2004, 01:13:06 PM
Pulled out one of my DVD Christmas presents to watch this afternoon: HIGH SIERRA. About halfway through, and it's a beautiful looking print. Warners really seems to know how to master their films to look their best on DVD.
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Post by: Stuart on May 03, 2004, 01:16:21 PM
My neighbor - who's a pretty typical Torontonian, if there is such a bird - visits Rochester at least once a year. She loves it there - and finds its Wegman's to be even better than Buffalo's.   ...  By the way, the great deal you mentioned even includes a visit with Dan-in-T.O. I hope that's a plus.

I hear that the pilings for your temporary ferry terminal were only poured today.  I thought we were behind the 8 ball!

And even Cher loved the Pittsford Wegman's during her tour stop here!  She wished for one in Santa Monica!

Even my dear brother loved the Pittsford Wegman's on his visit here!  He wished for one in Pasadena!  Is that not true, dear brother Jay?

As for the visit with you, DR D-I-T, thanks for the invite.  I will keep you posted.
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Post by: Robin on May 03, 2004, 01:18:32 PM
If money were no object, I'd live here.  That's me at a buddy's cabin, on the Mississippi River in Wisconsin.  The stuff you see on the other side of the river...well, that's Iowa.  It's a small place in the middle of nowhere, and it's a little piece of paradise, as far as I'm concerned.  That's me in the pitcher, by the way.  

I'd also like an apartment in NYC, one in Chicago, and one in Tokyo, my three favorite large cities.  

And if money were no object, I'd spend all my time druthering my druthers all the livelong day.  
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Post by: Stuart on May 03, 2004, 01:19:50 PM
And, further, DR D-I-T:  Yes, that article was heinous.  Heinous, do you hear me?  Heinous.  But it was no less heinous than the rather pedantic way we Rochestarians (or as I like to call us: Rochestnuts) reacted to it.
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 03, 2004, 01:28:48 PM
great picture DRRobin!
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Post by: Dan-in-Toronto on May 03, 2004, 01:43:29 PM
Great scenery, DR Robin. And the river and river bank are rather nice, too.
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Post by: Jay on May 03, 2004, 01:44:58 PM
Dear brother, will you bring my picture along so I may feel part of the festivities?

I am happy to do so, but may I suggest you at last come out from behind the curtains and post your sparkling countenance as an avatar here at HHW.com?
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Post by: Jay on May 03, 2004, 01:48:55 PM
And even Cher loved the Pittsford Wegman's during her tour stop here!  She wished for one in Santa Monica!

Even my dear brother loved the Pittsford Wegman's on his visit here!  He wished for one in Pasadena!  Is that not true, dear brother Jay?

Ahhh, Rochester.  Home of the world's largest collection of photography, a world class symphony orchestra, a historically significant Victorian cemetery (Susan B. Anthony's in there), a waterfall in the middle of downtown and numerous historic sites related to the Erie Canal and where do out of town visitors go?  Wegman's!  A supermarket like no other.
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Post by: Dan-in-Toronto on May 03, 2004, 01:52:03 PM
DR Stuart,

Yes, heinous.

Jan Wong used to write a "lunch with ... " column. But she reduced so many of her celebrity guests to tears (after they read the column), that word got out and the paper had to give her a new gig. I think she once was so desperate for a lunch date, she interviewed a kid named Osama and asked how he felt having such a name.
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Post by: S. Woody White on May 03, 2004, 02:21:22 PM
I don't know from Wegman's yet.  Could someone post a link for the clueless?
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 03, 2004, 02:22:17 PM
I think he composed some operas.
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Post by: S. Woody White on May 03, 2004, 02:26:41 PM
Der Brucer has gone bird crazy!

He's been watching a bird feeder he has attached to a pine tree outside his window, and is totally fascinated by the cardinals and other birds that it is attracting.  Them and this big squirrel, who wants his share and anyone else's.

So we were off to WalMart, obstensibly to get more soft food for Kelsey (who is doing sorta all right, but still can't walk).  The real reason for the trip was so that der B could check all the different feeders they havd on sale.  Unable to decide on one, he got three.

At least his passion is of the "I'm appreciating the beauty of nature" variety, and not more practical.  I wouldn't know how to cook a cardinal, even if I wanted to.
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Post by: Jay on May 03, 2004, 02:36:24 PM
I don't know from Wegman's yet.  Could someone post a link for the clueless?

It's not a market.  It's a religion.  And I see they are now in the D.C. area.

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/homes/community/pittsford/story10.html (http://www.democratandchronicle.com/homes/community/pittsford/story10.html)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A17661-2004Feb29.html (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A17661-2004Feb29.html)
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Post by: Matt H. on May 03, 2004, 02:40:04 PM
Birds and squirrels. I've been overrun with both this spring.
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Post by: bk on May 03, 2004, 02:51:27 PM
Back from lunch and greeted with some sad news: Fred Karlin, the marvelous film composer, and a friend, died at the end of March - the family just now released the information for reasons no one seems to understand.  Mr. Karlin wrote the wonderful scores to Up the Down Staircase, The Sterile Cuckoo (and its song, Come Saturday Morning) and Lovers and Other Strangers (and its song For All We Know), as well as many others.  He was one of the sweetest people ever - gentle, good-natured and down-to-earth.  We did two albums together (originally called Jazz Goes to Hollywood, the Sixties, and Jazz Goes to Hollywood, the Seventies - retitled by Varese, Cool and Classic, the 60s and 70s).  They were jazz covers of film themes by folks who knew and loved jazz.  Wonderful albums, and Mr. Karlin and I had great fun putting them together and then working in the studio.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 03, 2004, 02:56:16 PM
Sorry to read that. I always loved the score (and the film) to UP THE DOWN STAIRCASE.
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Post by: bk on May 03, 2004, 03:48:51 PM
Last post close to one hour ago?  I must be in some alternate universe because that would be too unseemly for haineshisway.com.

Got the Man of La Mancha DVD.  We shall see.
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Post by: Robin on May 03, 2004, 03:56:04 PM
Birds and squirrels. I've been overrun with both this spring.

Squirrels have been our nemesis.  More specifically, they've been Bruiser's nemesis...as seen here.
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: Robin on May 03, 2004, 03:58:10 PM
Great scenery, DR Robin. And the river and river bank are rather nice, too.

Flattery can get you far in this world, my friends.  
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Post by: Jane on May 03, 2004, 03:58:26 PM
Bruce, sad, but a nice tribute you wrote for Fred Karlin :(
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 03, 2004, 03:59:38 PM
-hmm... just got up from my nap... not sure if I'm feeling well or not.. maybe I need to take another nap...

 ???
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Post by: Jay on May 03, 2004, 04:01:47 PM
-hmm... just got up from my nap... not sure if I'm feeling well or not.. maybe I need to take another nap...

 ???

You weren't Garfield, Dear Reader JoseSPiano, in a previous life by any chance?
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Post by: Jane on May 03, 2004, 04:05:26 PM
Jennifer your arenít having a problem using the gifs.net site, so I guess itís okay to use. :D

Iím going to try clicksmiles and see what happens.



(http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/spezial/TRIXYINAZ/jumprope)

This thing jump roping sure is strange looking. ;D


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Post by: Jennifer on May 03, 2004, 04:06:19 PM
I need more posts to read!
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Post by: Jennifer on May 03, 2004, 04:08:45 PM
Yah DR Jane, I guess the gifs.net site is okay.  I just didn't want to start posting pictures and then seeing little notices saying I was a criminal. :)
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: Jennifer on May 03, 2004, 04:10:46 PM
Btw, our heat wave is gone.  It's freezing here today.
:(
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Post by: Jane on May 03, 2004, 04:12:18 PM
I can't do this anymore, just getting little red x's.  Darn.
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Post by: George on May 03, 2004, 04:14:09 PM
If money were no object, first, I would choose to spend a very long time in New York City seeing shows and meeting (well, trying to meet) famous Broadway acting type persons.  Next, I'd visit my dad's family all over the U.S.  Iíd learn to speak other languages (especially German) and travel the world.  Iíd visit all my momís family (and pay for my family to accompany me!) in Germany and really get to know that side of the family and culture.  I don't know if I'd stay in any one place for too long.  It'd be nice to be able to travel on a whim whenever I want to.  So, does anyone know how much a whim costs?  Can I own one myself or do can I only buy tickets for one? ;)
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Post by: Jennifer on May 03, 2004, 04:14:36 PM
For Survivor fans, only two shows left!

Also, they are running a promo that says that there is a shocking surprise in the finale.  Not sure what that could be.  But in the picture we only see Rupert, Jenna and Rob. And they all go, "what?!"

Not sure why they would say the surprise is in the finale, and then show 3 of the people (they are probably just trying to mislead us).

Also, in the CBS Survivor email, they say that Rupert and Jenna are shocked after they have a private strategy session. They turn around and Rob is standing right behind them. Oops. :)
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: Jane on May 03, 2004, 04:15:56 PM
We should be cooling off tomorrow, rain by Thursday.  Of course I'm having my hair done on Thursday before the trip.
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Post by: Jane on May 03, 2004, 04:21:49 PM
Thank you Jay.  And do take a photo of Stuart with you.

Charles Pogue, knowing how hard you have been working, I didnít think you saw my Du-París posts.  I hope you can make it for breakfast by Monday.  So, GOOD VIBES getting that relatively final draft done.
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Post by: Panni on May 03, 2004, 04:39:33 PM
bk - Sorry to hear about your friend and that you didn't get a chance to say a proper good-bye.

Jane - I'm minutes from Du-Par's and have nothing on Monday morning, so any time is fine. 10 is good.

As for the Question of the Day - Nice to contemplate... I'd buy a lovely house in Studio City - with a guest house. I really like it here - feel quite at home. I'd get a chauffeur so I wouldn't have to drive (and be criticized for my driving).
A small pied-a-terre in NY would be good. I know the exact building - stayed there once in the apartment of a musician friend - on the same floor as the Zagats. Gargoyles outside the windows. Not the Dakota, but near it. Shouldn't cost more than a few million for a little apt.
Another pied-a-terre in Toronto would be just fine. Have so many friends there.

I'd also buy a small theater in Studio City where friends could do shows - maybe I would even act again.

I would keep writing - but the pressure would be off. Sigh...
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Post by: Panni on May 03, 2004, 04:41:31 PM
Feel better, Jose!

Jane - How do you do all that neat animated stuff??
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 03, 2004, 04:56:06 PM
DR Robin: I copied your photo into Adobe Photo Workshop and tweaked the contrast/brightness.

You can copy it from here, if you so desire, and repost it with your personal ID info.

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Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 03, 2004, 05:00:37 PM
DR Elmore3003:  Ditto (although the b/w copy loses something).

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Post by: Jane on May 03, 2004, 05:32:57 PM
[I canít believe Iím being asked how to do the animated stuff.  I really donít know much about computers, which is why Jennifer appreciated by ďstupid peopleĒ directions.  
 
For some reason I canít do it consistently so my method might get corrected, but here is what I did for jump rope guy:
 
I just went to http://www.click-smilies.com
Clicked on one I liked
Went down to the display bar
Copied and pasted in the reply box
Highlighted what shows up in the display box.  This wasnít done easily, as first it turns green, but canít be copied.  Then I do it again & copy it.
Now highlight this and click on the image box (the one to the left of ďinsert emailĒ



(http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/tiere/animal-smiley-040.gif)[/img]
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Post by: Panni on May 03, 2004, 05:37:43 PM
i just reread the question of the day and it's more general than I thought. It's not just about living arrangements, but ANYTHING you would do with unlimited funds. So I will add the following (even though it sounds like I'm running for Miss America) -- I'd also use my umlimited funds to in a small way do some good in the world -- help a few people, etc.
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: Panni on May 03, 2004, 05:38:39 PM
I'll leave the Page Five Dance to those with the fancy-schmanzy animation...
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Post by: S. Woody White on May 03, 2004, 05:48:03 PM
A simple meal for tonight.  A couple of steaks, a couple of baked potatoes, and beets and carrots.  I've got the beets and taters in the oven now, roasting happily.  They'll be joined by the carrots in a bit.
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Post by: bk on May 03, 2004, 05:49:54 PM
Using click smilies is much easier than that.  All you have to do is choose the one you like - an address appears in the box on the page.  Highlight it and cut and paste it into our reply box.  That's it.  Simple as pie.  You don't have to do anything else here, just cut and paste the address from click smilies.
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Post by: Panni on May 03, 2004, 05:50:24 PM
Jane - Doesn't work for me - when I click on what I like, nothing happens.
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Post by: Panni on May 03, 2004, 05:51:33 PM
Didn't see your post, bk. I'll try that.
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Post by: bk on May 03, 2004, 05:51:38 PM
(http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/mittelgrosse/medium-smiley-021.gif)

Actually, it's even easier.  Once the address appears in the box on click smilies, just cut and paste - no need to even highlight it - just ctrl C, then ctrl V here in the reply box, and post.
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Post by: Robin on May 03, 2004, 05:52:20 PM
DR Robin: I copied your photo into Adobe Photo Workshop and tweaked the contrast/brightness.

I appreciate the effort, but I'm way too computer-illiterate to actually know how to do this.  
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Post by: S. Woody White on May 03, 2004, 05:53:10 PM
I've been posting about Rehoboth Beach over at another site for some time now, particularly about the restaurants.  Someone who works in restaraunts in the DC area decided to post a really negative opinion about the town, which is decidedly his right to do.  

What's nice is that some of the other regulars immediately posted back on how they enjoy my writing, and how they like hearing my opinions.

As a Mel Brooks reference has it, It's good to be king.
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Post by: Panni on May 03, 2004, 05:54:55 PM


(http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/party/party-smiley-018.gif)
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Post by: S. Woody White on May 03, 2004, 05:55:17 PM
DR Robin, keep the darker photo!  It makes you look much more mysterious and intriguing!
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Post by: Panni on May 03, 2004, 05:55:48 PM
Nice - but I couldn't write anything with it. Just wouldn't print out. I'll try again.
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Post by: Jane on May 03, 2004, 05:57:08 PM
(http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/sehrgrosse/large-smiley-048.gif)[/img]
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Post by: Panni on May 03, 2004, 05:59:49 PM
Let's see...

(http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/aktion/action-smiley-046.gif)


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Post by: Panni on May 03, 2004, 06:01:57 PM
Okay, you've created a monster. I must stop. just one sweet little guy to wave to you...

(http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/aktion/action-smiley-030.gif)
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Post by: Jane on May 03, 2004, 06:02:59 PM
Panni, you did it!  :)

Iím trying to find some new free smiley sites.  I think I have found one, then itís free if I sign in, or free for me to copy but I donít think to post.

SWW, nice compliment.  
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 03, 2004, 06:06:35 PM
Good Evening!

-But wasn't DR Robin's avatar pic already here? ???

Well, the nap did help.  A lot!  I just felt bad that I had to beg out of dinner with my friend, Mark.  He more or less caught me mid-nap, and I just needed a few more winks in order to feel better.  -I was most definitely not feeling that well when he stopped by to say Hi and share a hug.  Hopefully, next week we'll be able to sup and catch up.



***Possible American Idol Spoiler Ahead***


I'm watching the "American Idol" special.  Actually, it's not too bad.  Interviews with "Seacrest" and then each contestant sings one of their favorite songs from the previous rounds.  And they all seem amazingly relaxed - and on pitch!  *In which round did Fantasia sing "Summertime"?  -It was nice to hear that part of her range.



***END of Possible Spoiler***



Oh, and I decided to give the new washer/dryer that the landlord finally had installed a test run.  Very nice.  And surprisingly "roomy" for a stackable unit.

Hmmm... I think I need a dish of some Breyer's Peach Ice Cream...

Well, at least I know it's time for me NOT to watch "The Swan"... ugh!
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 03, 2004, 06:06:38 PM
I love all the little icons!
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Post by: Danise on May 03, 2004, 06:08:22 PM
Evening all.

Blessings and good vibes to those who need them.  

If money were no object.  Well, I had a dream once where that was just the case.  I won a huge lotto and I bought hundreds of acres of land.  And on that land I built housing for both homeless humans and homeless animals.  We even had a motto, ďThe homeless helping the helplessĒ.

I remember seeing it so clearly.  There was a long row of shops with a fountain in the middle and every shop was ran by someone who lived in the housing.  There were saddle shops, feed stores and book shops to name a few.  We had schools to teach grooming and black smithing and veterinary services and bookkeeping and all manor of things to keep the place running.  Part of the profits went right into the schools and to take care of the animals.  People came from all over to have their animals taken care of by our people.

Nothing or no person was turned away.  I remember walking by the place where we had alligators that had wandered into peoples yards and such.  We didnít kill them, we kept them safe and well cared for.  Then there were the big cats and the elephants.  You name it, we had it.  There were old horses put out to pasture to do as they pleased.  And the humans were all good people who just needed a little help.  

Iíve never forgotten that dream.  It was a good one but one I would make come true if money were no object.

I hope everyone who is meeting on May 10th have a WONDERFUL time.  Perhaps we could do the same in NYC?  I only really have evening plans for the 23rd (my first night there) and my last night there on Thursday.  Any other evening would be great for dinnerĖmaybe at that restaurant that was mentioned some time back?

I like Click Smiles as well.  I don't know of any other free sites but if I find them I will post them.
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Post by: S. Woody White on May 03, 2004, 06:13:08 PM
Here's a casting coupling that's caught me off-guard:

Vin Diesel and Judi Dench!

They're together in The Chronicles of Riddick, a sequel to an earlier Diesel fueler, Pitch Black.

She plays the ambassador from an alien race.  So no, I don't think they've got any love scenes together.

Der Brucer spotted an ad on the television; it opens in June.
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Post by: td on May 03, 2004, 06:25:24 PM
Here's a casting coupling that's caught me off-guard:

Vin Diesel and Judi Dench!

They're together in The Chronicles of Riddick, a sequel to an earlier Diesel fueler, Pitch Black.

She plays the ambassador from an alien race.  So no, I don't think they've got any love scenes together.

Der Brucer spotted an ad on the television; it opens in June.

In case anyone has forgotten:

I LOVE VIN DIESEL


I watched him in SAVING RYAN'S PRIVATES only last night. . .oh, no, I watched SAVING PRIVATE RYAN. . .
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Post by: Panni on May 03, 2004, 07:01:25 PM
Danise - A wonderful dream!
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Post by: Danise on May 03, 2004, 07:04:12 PM
Thank you Panni.  It was that.
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Post by: Jane on May 03, 2004, 07:09:32 PM
Danise that was/is a lovely dream.

I have been out on the lawn with Keith and Echo watching the birds.  For now, until they move on, the blue birds are with us.  :)
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Post by: Jennifer on May 03, 2004, 07:12:09 PM
DR Panni: I think you have mastered the clicksmilies site.

Here are the instructions DR Jane gave me for the animated pics.

Go to: http://www.gifs.net/animate/giflist.htm

Where it says "click here for extra pages" click on that.

In the 2nd paragraph there is something that says "list" click on that.

Click on the gif you want.  Highlight the url and paste it on HHW in the reply mode.

Highlight that and click on "insert image" icon. (the picture frame one).
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: Panni on May 03, 2004, 07:12:13 PM
Stupid rant for the day:

(http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/sauer/angry-smiley-007.gif)

My TV is having problems. Some of the channels are "fuzzy." Called Adelphia and (after 15 minutes of waiting to be connected) ascertained that the problem is not with the box, but with the lines coming into the house. Fine. But they can't send out a repairperson until Friday! You'd think that with the fortune they charge, the sevice would be a tad better. End of rant.
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Post by: Panni on May 03, 2004, 07:14:12 PM
Thanks, Jennifer.
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Post by: Jane on May 03, 2004, 07:22:42 PM
Panni you should get a credit for the days you can't watch TV.
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Post by: Panni on May 03, 2004, 07:26:46 PM
I'm getting the credit, Jane, but it's still annoying.

jennifer - I don't know what you meant by the "insert image" icon. Can't find it.
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: Jane on May 03, 2004, 07:30:27 PM
Panni, it's the same box you have been using, the one to the left of "insert email"
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Post by: Jane on May 03, 2004, 07:35:19 PM
Panni did you mention if 10:00 is a good time for you on Monday?  We can be flexible on the time, just need to set one.  Iím looking forward to meeting you. :)
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Post by: Jane on May 03, 2004, 07:38:46 PM
Directv just called asking for Keith.  I said do you want to sell him something-ďI just want to tell him about new changes in our programmingĒ.  So, with the phone still in my face, I yell ďKeith DirecTV is on the phone and he doesnít want to sell you anything justÖÖĒ  Keith picked up the phone and no one was there. ;D ;D
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Post by: Jane on May 03, 2004, 07:39:49 PM
Jay your page six dance looks much better now :)
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Post by: Jane on May 03, 2004, 07:41:51 PM
Goodnight.  Talk to you tomorrow.
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: Panni on May 03, 2004, 07:49:12 PM
Highest rated TV movie in years: part 1 of "10.2" - the movie about the devastating CA earthquake. Sigh....
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Post by: Panni on May 03, 2004, 07:50:26 PM
10 is fine, Jane (not 10.2)
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Post by: Panni on May 03, 2004, 07:52:52 PM
I'm looking forward to meeting you, too!
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 03, 2004, 08:39:29 PM
Hello, fellow dear readers
Re topic of the day: After a stressful week, and things ultimately turning out to be ok, I am glad to say that I am very happy to be where I am and no amount of money could make me happier.
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: Matt H. on May 03, 2004, 08:39:52 PM
Fantasia sang "Summertime" during the movie song week which was three weeks ago. For me, it was the best performance anyone has given this season on AMERICAN IDOL.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 03, 2004, 08:43:07 PM
Enjoyed HIGH SIERRA and also liked the brief but effective making-of documentary on the DVD. Would have liked more information on the rest of the cast other than Lupino, Bogart, and Joan Leslie. This had quite a few very familiar character actors and actors like Arthur Kennedy who were going on to even bigger things.
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Post by: S. Woody White on May 03, 2004, 08:46:53 PM
Highest rated TV movie in years: part 1 of "10.2" - the movie about the devastating CA earthquake. Sigh....
Good news!  All the programming executives live in SoCal!
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 03, 2004, 09:00:38 PM
Good Evening!

Well, I decided to hold off on the Breyer's Peach Ice Cream until later... Well, I'll be having it in a few minutes... It will serve as my "meal" before I take my meds before bedtime.  ;)

Nothing new since my last post...  But I am feeling better than I did earlier.  Must have been the crappy weather today - cloudy, overcast and rainy.  Why do my days off have to be rainy?!?!?!

But I did get my towels washed, and my bed linens washed, so... that'll be nice to enjoy.

OK - time for me to break into the ice cream and then get ready for bed...

Goodnight.
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: elmore3003 on May 03, 2004, 09:09:37 PM
DR Jose, yes, it's that Mickey & Judy show; Jeff and Shauna are great, and I hope the pops symphonies like it.

DR RLP, thank you for the new photo.  I may try it later in the week when I get some time at the computer after M&J is finito.

Nothing else to report.  Goodnight to all!
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: Panni on May 03, 2004, 09:32:12 PM
I made a mistake about the earthquake movie title. It's "10.5" - not my more conservative 10.2. The bigger the better, eh?
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Post by: Charles Pogue on May 03, 2004, 09:38:47 PM
MattH, have you ever seen COLORADO TERRITORY with Joel McCrea and Virginia Mayo? It's a western version of HIGH SIERRA...Raoul Walsh directed both films. He did not, however, direct I DIED A THOUSAND TIMES another remake of HIGH SIERRA, Stuart Heisler did.
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Post by: George on May 03, 2004, 09:41:45 PM
I made a mistake about the earthquake movie title. It's "10.5" - not my more conservative 10.2. The bigger the better, eh?

Either way, I'd heard that the movie is very inaccurate about earthquakes in general and a West Coast earthquake specifically.  It sounded like the writers/producers (nothing personal to any writers or producers here at HHW) didn't do a lick of research.
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: George on May 03, 2004, 09:56:10 PM
Getting back to the Topic of the Day for a moment (well, for one post, at least), let me just say that if I had no concerns for money, I would not house-sit, which I'm doing right now.  Actually, I'm not doing it for money at all.  My friend Claudia and her fiance Bob are driving to visit their respective families back east and I said that I would house-sit for them.  And I really don't mind.

The problem (more of just an inconvenience, actually), is that their computer, which, thankfully, has high-speed Internet access (as do I at home with my rebuilt computer), is set up very differently than mine.  The resolution is set to 800x600 (mine is 1024x768) so everything on the screen is huge and the pointer is set to whip across the screen even when you just barely touch the mouse.  It'll take some time to get used to that.

Otherwise, the good things are that they have a computer at all and they even have the same kind of ergonomic split keyboard that I have...Micro Innovations.

So that's what I'm going to be doing just about every night for the next two and half weeks.  They said that they'd be back before May 21st.  Every day I have to go home after work and check my e-mail there, then come here and play with the cats.  They have two:  Windy and Lilly.  They're both very leery of strangers (me) and this morning I couldn't even find one of them.  I saw both of them this evening, so they're fine.  Whew! ::)
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Post by: Jed on May 03, 2004, 10:02:50 PM
Either way, I'd heard that the movie is very inaccurate about earthquakes in general and a West Coast earthquake specifically.  It sounded like the writers/producers (nothing personal to any writers or producers here at HHW) didn't do a lick of research.

And I gotta say that the scenes at the beginning set at the base of the Space Needle looked absolutely nothing what so ever similar to Seattle Center. :D
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Post by: George on May 03, 2004, 10:03:32 PM
And I gotta say that the scenes at the beginning set at the base of the Space Needle looked absolutely nothing what so ever similar to Seattle Center. :D

I'm not watching it, but I'm taping it at my house for my niece (her other two VCRs are busy taping other things).  I'll have to check it out!

And finally:

I'm now going to listen to a CD that I just got in the mail today:  a copy of "The Stephen Sondheim Album" that JRand sent to me!  I had originally bought the offically released CD when it was first released (I think it was the first FA release) and it had the extra track that was not on the CD when purchased in a store or other on-line seller.  Anyway, I lost my copy.  I have no idea where it could be. :'(  So, thanks Jack for making me a copy!

After that will be Janis Siegel's brand new "Sketches of Broadway!"  I love Janis' singing and have been a fan of The Manhattan Transfer for more than 20 years.  And with the combination of Janis and Broadway songs, it has to be a fabulous recording...to me, at least.

So, good night all.  And just think...the day after tomorrow will be Cinco de Mayo!! (hint, hint ;))
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Post by: bk on May 03, 2004, 10:04:31 PM
Stuart Heisler also directed the first of the big-screen Lone Ranger movies with Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels.
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Post by: Panni on May 03, 2004, 10:05:04 PM
td - I responded to your message. Hope you got it this time! Looking forward to the CD. Thanks again!
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Post by: S. Woody White on May 03, 2004, 10:09:29 PM
A quick bit of research found the following site re the Richter scale. (http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/earthq4/severitygip.html)

Rough translation: in the final scenes of 10.5 (which der Brucer insisted on watching, it being an otherwise boring night), when all those people were running like crazy to get out of the way of the new coastline, and Mr. Dummwonk is telling the Prez how big the quake is ("Nine point one...Nine point two..."), in real life those people would have been flat on the ground, unable to move...well, unable to move other than how they were being thrown back and forth by the quake.  I mean, not even Nadia Comaneci would have been able to keep her balance!

I suppose they couldn't show people actually dying in that final bit, because according to the rules of television, that would have been unrealistic.

And I loved how everyone stood at the edge of the new coastline, right as we're being told "It's over."  Yeah, right...until someone decides to make the sequel, Aftershock!
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Post by: Panni on May 03, 2004, 10:12:15 PM
Another pretty picture before I sign off. Sorry to be a wussvegieburger, but I have a ton of reading to do.

(http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/natur/nature-smiley-014.gif)

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Post by: S. Woody White on May 03, 2004, 10:12:39 PM
So, good night all.  And just think...the day after tomorrow will be Cinco de Mayo!! (hint, hint ;))
This means that George wants us all to send him five mayonaise jars, so that he can celebrate.

Of course, there's no telling what he'll be putting into those jars!

 ::)
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: Jed on May 03, 2004, 10:19:25 PM
I'm not watching it, but I'm taping it at my house for my niece (her other two VCRs are busy taping other things).  I'll have to check it out!

I wouldn't waste my time... it really is as bad as everything said.
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Post by: George on May 03, 2004, 10:22:05 PM
This means that George wants us all to send him five mayonaise jars, so that he can celebrate.

Of course, there's no telling what he'll be putting into those jars!

 ::)

And I'm not telling! ;)
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: George on May 03, 2004, 10:24:06 PM
I wouldn't waste my time... it really is as bad as everything said.

Good enough for me.  I'll just pass the tape to my niece and let her watch it.  Well, now I really must go.  One of the cats is meowing at me, which I can only interpret to mean, "Feed Me!" (a Little Shop of Horrors reference)
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: Jrand69 on May 03, 2004, 10:25:16 PM
Glad it got there, DRGeorge!  Enjoy!

OMG - the Calgary Flames just beat the Detroit RedWings in the playoffs...it was a fantastic overtime victory.  Congrat to the Flames!!!
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: Laura II on May 03, 2004, 10:43:41 PM
DR Michael Shayne: Good vibes to your father and your family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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