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Title: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: bk on December 04, 2010, 12:04:35 AM
Well, you've read the notes, you're now feeling a little akimbo, and now it is time for you to post until the akimbo cows come home.
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Post by: bk on December 04, 2010, 12:05:15 AM
And the word of the day is: DIVAGATE!
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Post by: bk on December 04, 2010, 12:05:34 AM
Is that like Watergate but with singers?
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Post by: Ben on December 04, 2010, 02:34:49 AM
Morning all.

That is all.
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Post by: KevinH on December 04, 2010, 05:07:20 AM
Good morning!
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Post by: Michael on December 04, 2010, 05:12:17 AM
Hello everyone.
I am back.
It was a very nasty case of food poisoning.
Lost six pounds. (want to keep all six off)
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Post by: FJL on December 04, 2010, 05:13:20 AM
Having lunch with cousins coming in from D.C. for the day
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Post by: FJL on December 04, 2010, 05:13:45 AM
Glad you're OK, Michael S
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 04, 2010, 05:55:59 AM
Glad DR MICHAEL S is recovering.

Lunch With Cousins - isn't that a Jane Austin novel?
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 04, 2010, 05:57:42 AM
I got my MAD MEN dvd's yesterday.

MR BK - last Sunday when I ordered them.....the regular DVD's were $9.99 for the first two season and $12.99 for the third season, but the Blu Ray discs were $12.99 and $13.99 and would not ship for three to five weeks.....what day did you order the Blu Ray discs for $9.99?
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 04, 2010, 05:57:59 AM
Are they going to keep SPIDER MAN open until they kill somebody?
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Post by: Laura on December 04, 2010, 06:23:51 AM
I hope you are feeling better now, Michael S. Do you know what you ate? Or what the bacteria was?
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Post by: Ginny on December 04, 2010, 06:27:53 AM
Saturday morning greetings!  It's snowing here in SW Ohio - perfect for my plans to continue decking the halls.  Richard has to attend a funeral service and then go to the final Messiah rehearsal before tomorrow's performance.
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Post by: Ginny on December 04, 2010, 06:28:47 AM
DR Michael S - hope you're feeling better now!
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Post by: Ben on December 04, 2010, 06:42:04 AM
Are they going to keep SPIDER MAN open until they kill somebody?

'prolly
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 04, 2010, 06:44:28 AM
It is snowing here too.  With no signs of stopping....we shall see what we shall see.
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Post by: elmore3003 on December 04, 2010, 06:47:28 AM
Good morning, all! I went to bed around 10:30 and slept solidly until around 4 am. Then, I was wide awake for what seemed eternity. I finally passed out but I was to tired to get up when the alarm went off at 7:30. I slept until 8:30 and figured the time was nigh.

I have Act One edits on LADY OF THE SLIPPER at Toyland but I must first stop at the post office to mail the music for the January 5 recording session to baritone Jonathan Michie, currently with the Miami Fla Opera, who will replace Steven LaBrie in the session. Steven has scheduling problems, as you may recall, and he asked to be replaced.

I think tonight I will try to catch up on those Netflix discs sitting here and ponder my Christmas lists.

TOD:
   THE GENERAL
   THE CABINET OF DR CALIGARI
   THE STUDENT PRINCE
   BEN-HUR
   THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: td on December 04, 2010, 07:12:26 AM
I'm very proud of Miss Molly, who has got the nature of the dog door. . .almost. . .she needs a little help coming in, but, going out, she's brilliant.
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Post by: Druxy on December 04, 2010, 07:12:35 AM
Before I take the computer up to the shop:

TOD

CITY LIGHTS
SUNRISE
STEAMBOAT BILL, JR.

Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: td on December 04, 2010, 07:12:53 AM
On the other hand, I shall be in bed or on the couch most of the day as I have the flu.
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Post by: John G. on December 04, 2010, 07:15:33 AM
Morning, all.
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Post by: John G. on December 04, 2010, 07:15:55 AM
Hope  you're all well, Michael S., and yes, can keep the weight off.
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Post by: John G. on December 04, 2010, 07:16:30 AM
I once wrote a song with the word "akimbo" in it. Can't remember much about it, except it rhymed, of course, with "bimbo."
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Post by: Charles Pogue on December 04, 2010, 07:20:31 AM
BK, back when Julieanne was President of the Hollywood branch of the LA  library, I used to go around and pick up books that people were donating to the library for book sales.  So I always got to have first pick of stuff, and I scored a huge cache of THEATRE ARTS magazine, over a hundred volumes from 1948 to about 1964.  They are, of course, great from an historical point of view; but also had a complete play in each issue...and big, important plays.

TOD:  I'm fond of the great John Barrymore's silent movies of DON JUAN & BELOVED ROGUE
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Post by: John G. on December 04, 2010, 07:22:40 AM
TOD:

Sherlock Jr.
Metropolis (I still think the special effects in that are better than those in "Star Wars," but I'm not a special effects person)
The General
City Lights
The Thief of Baghdad
Nosferatu
Passion of Joan of Arc
Safety Last
Ben Hur
Pandora's Box
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Post by: John G. on December 04, 2010, 07:29:46 AM
On the other hand, I shall be in bed or on the couch most of the day as I have the flu.
Hope you feel better soon.
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Post by: Ginny on December 04, 2010, 07:41:20 AM
Feel better vibes for DR td!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 04, 2010, 08:03:18 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up... And I think my cold/sinus infection is almost gone! :)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 04, 2010, 08:03:53 AM
Alas, I'm still dealing with some acid reflux. -Boy, do I hate the coughing that that generates.  Anyhoo...
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Post by: FJL on December 04, 2010, 08:05:12 AM
Have we seen this here already?  At the link, corgis singing happy birthday.  It was said to have been made for the queen of England, but for people with birthdays coming up...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJQM5xBaRXI&feature=related
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 04, 2010, 08:05:29 AM
I found myself wide awake at 7:00 this morning. I even got out of bed and puttered around the apartment for a bit, but then decided to crawl back under the covers for a few more hours of sleep. Come 9:30... :)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 04, 2010, 08:08:05 AM
Have we seen this here already?  At the link, corgis singing happy birthday.  It was said to have been made for the queen of England, but for people with birthdays coming up...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJQM5xBaRXI&feature=related


Now, the question is - to quote DR JMK from last night - "Are they lip-syncing?"

;)

I do love the final "note"!
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Post by: Ginny on December 04, 2010, 08:14:00 AM
DR Charles Pogue - as a reference librarian, I was always pleased when I could find a play in Theatre Arts that couldn't be found anywhere else.  Unfortunately, the trend now is to get rid such things and most new reference librarians are pretty dependent on Google.
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Charles Pogue on December 04, 2010, 08:16:49 AM
Ginny, I am amazed at what libraries discard these days.  I thought they were supposed to be our repositories for our literature and history.
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 04, 2010, 08:18:40 AM
~~~~~GOOD FOOD VIBES TO DR MICHAEL S~~~~~
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 04, 2010, 08:18:58 AM
~~~~~ANTI-FLU VIBES TO DR TD~~~~~
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 04, 2010, 08:21:54 AM
And now, a little Opera break...

The Three YOUNG Tenors (http://www.wimp.com/threetenors/)
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Post by: FJL on December 04, 2010, 08:25:14 AM
Reaction to the KRINGLE LADIES parody with the instrumental was good, so I went ahead and did a full recording of the parody, with the vocal by our neighbor Leenya Rideout.  if you know of anyone who'd like it, hope you'll pass the link on to them


Here's KRINGLE LADIES:  PUT FIVE GOLDEN RINGS ON IT, a parody of SINGLE LADIES  - (I have no idea just why YouTube is putting pop-up ads on it; we get nothing from those ads!) - parody sung here by Leenya Rideout
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxPxWRC6AWk
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: John G. on December 04, 2010, 08:38:30 AM
Feel better vibes for Jose, td and all in need.
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Post by: Ginny on December 04, 2010, 08:39:24 AM
Ginny, I am amazed at what libraries discard these days.  I thought they were supposed to be our repositories for our literature and history.

So did my generation of librarians, DR Charles Pogue.  I'm not a "paper only" traditionalist - a lot of technology is really nifty - but there's so much being lost because its value is not recognized.
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: John G. on December 04, 2010, 08:41:10 AM
Reaction to the KRINGLE LADIES parody with the instrumental was good, so I went ahead and did a full recording of the parody, with the vocal by our neighbor Leenya Rideout.  if you know of anyone who'd like it, hope you'll pass the link on to them


Here's KRINGLE LADIES:  PUT FIVE GOLDEN RINGS ON IT, a parody of SINGLE LADIES  - (I have no idea just why YouTube is putting pop-up ads on it; we get nothing from those ads!) - parody sung here by Leenya Rideout
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxPxWRC6AWk


That's fun.
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Post by: FJL on December 04, 2010, 08:45:47 AM
Healthy vibes to everyone!
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Post by: FJL on December 04, 2010, 08:46:15 AM
Thanks, John G
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Post by: FJL on December 04, 2010, 08:46:42 AM
Off to lunch with my Washington DC cousins
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Post by: Laura on December 04, 2010, 08:49:50 AM
DR Jose -- Prevacid. It will help your esophagus heal. One pill for 14 days (whether you feel like you need it or not).
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Post by: bk on December 04, 2010, 09:18:30 AM
I was awakened by the ringing of the doorbell and therefore I am up - barely.  She of the Evil Eye is here and I shall be on my way somewhere shortly.
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Post by: Laura on December 04, 2010, 09:26:00 AM
I'm sorry, FJL. I had to turn your song off. I have never been able to stand more than a very few seconds of All the Single Ladies. Ever.
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 04, 2010, 09:29:45 AM
DR Jose -- Prevacid. It will help your esophagus heal. One pill for 14 days (whether you feel like you need it or not).

DR Laura - I started a course of Prevacid as soon as I got back in town Thursday morning. -Of course, I've also had to turn down two "very spicy Szechuan" dinner invitations too. Ah, well.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 04, 2010, 09:33:22 AM
So...

My parents are currently venturing to a part of Richmond that they've never really ventured before.  Of course, the Annual Christmas Parade is this morning, and there's a basketball game at VCU too. And, of course, the place they need to get to is right on the other of the parade and basketball arena. Needless to say, I'm expecting phone calls. ;)
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Post by: Cillaliz on December 04, 2010, 09:33:41 AM
Ok, time to start my day.  Boo came in and meowed at 9:00, turned around and left.  About 5 minutes later, Ricky came in and jumped on the bed.   I think there is a conspiracy brewing in my house....   :)
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Post by: Kerry on December 04, 2010, 09:43:08 AM
Feel good everyone-- and stay feeling good!
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Post by: Ginny on December 04, 2010, 09:45:16 AM
If you want to see what our weather is like here in SW Ohio, see if ESPN is carrying the Cincinnati/Pitt game in your area.  It's being played in Cincinnati, just 30 miles or so from our home.
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Post by: JMK on December 04, 2010, 09:52:45 AM
JR, the MAD MEN Blu's were indeed on sale for $9.99 for a day last week.  Blu-ray.com had a big "featured" special on the home page.  For any of you who buy a lot of hi-def, I can't recommend our site highly enough--just check in a couple of times a day and there is tons of information on the home page about deals, some of which are time sensitive.

BK, ROSENCRANZ and GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD is a faithful filming of the Stoppard play and has some very good stuff in it.

To tie these two posts together, one of my favorite new titles showing in one of my colleague's review queues at Blu-ray.com is ROSENCRANZ and GUILDENSTERN ARE UNDEAD.  I believe it may be a zombie movie.  ;)
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Jane on December 04, 2010, 10:43:59 AM
Hello everyone.
I am back.
It was a very nasty case of food poisoning.
Lost six pounds. (want to keep all six off)


Glad you are doing better and something good came from being so sick. 
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Jane on December 04, 2010, 10:44:39 AM
I'm very proud of Miss Molly, who has got the nature of the dog door. . .almost. . .she needs a little help coming in, but, going out, she's brilliant.

:)
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Jane on December 04, 2010, 10:45:51 AM
Aww td, feel better soon!!!
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Post by: Jane on December 04, 2010, 10:47:50 AM
Jose I think you have been sick long enough and command you to get better!!! ;)
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on December 04, 2010, 10:56:58 AM
And the word of the day is: DIVAGATE!

And The Song Of The Day Is:  CARRIED AWAY
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Post by: Druxy on December 04, 2010, 11:08:36 AM
The bad news is the CD drive on my Mac needs to be replaced.

 >:(

The "good news" is that, since the part has to be ordered, I can still use the Mac until it arrives.

 :)


However, at that point, I will lose it for 3-5 days.

 :'(
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Post by: Ginny on December 04, 2010, 11:11:30 AM
DN/Goddaughter Lauren is 3rd from left in the top row:

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Post by: TCB on December 04, 2010, 11:32:33 AM
PAGE THREE
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Post by: TCB on December 04, 2010, 11:46:58 AM
Recovery vibes to Michael S. and td!


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Post by: TCB on December 04, 2010, 11:48:42 AM
Good morning, all! I went to bed around 10:30 and slept solidly until around 4 am. Then, I was wide awake for what seemed eternity. I finally passed out but I was to tired to get up ......................................


Sorry to hear about your early-morning drinking problem.
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Post by: elmore3003 on December 04, 2010, 11:48:44 AM
I am back from a good day with my colleague Curtis at Toyland, and on my way home I've purchased a new watchband for Mickey as well as my dinner. It's been a god day so far.

I have some work on my Babes in Toyland and Lady of the Slipper reports to update and that is it for Toyland work today.
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Post by: TCB on December 04, 2010, 11:56:00 AM
And now, a little Opera break...

The Three YOUNG Tenors (http://www.wimp.com/threetenors/)

I have never seen anyone hold a microphone that close to their mouth and not get spit-sounds.

Very nice, but those eyebrows!  They all look like Brooke Shields.
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Post by: TCB on December 04, 2010, 12:02:05 PM
Reaction to the KRINGLE LADIES parody with the instrumental was good, so I went ahead and did a full recording of the parody, with the vocal by our neighbor Leenya Rideout.  if you know of anyone who'd like it, hope you'll pass the link on to them


Here's KRINGLE LADIES:  PUT FIVE GOLDEN RINGS ON IT, a parody of SINGLE LADIES  - (I have no idea just why YouTube is putting pop-up ads on it; we get nothing from those ads!) - parody sung here by Leenya Rideout
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxPxWRC6AWk




Very cute, Fred

Ahhh, New York!  Where else can you live that if you need a great singer or an Oscar winning actor, you just knock on the neighbor's door.
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: TCB on December 04, 2010, 12:06:36 PM
Recovery vibes to Michael S. and td!


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My apologies!  DR Jose was was supposed to be part of this post.  Someone rudely removed it!
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: TCB on December 04, 2010, 12:07:49 PM
I am back from a good day with my colleague Curtis at Toyland, and on my way home I've purchased a new watchband for Mickey as well as my dinner.



You bought a watchband for your dinner?
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Post by: TCB on December 04, 2010, 12:09:52 PM
Someone stop me, I think my brain has turned to mush.
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Post by: TCB on December 04, 2010, 12:11:28 PM
If you want to see what our weather is like here in SW Ohio, see if ESPN is carrying the Cincinnati/Pitt game in your area.  It's being played in Cincinnati, just 30 miles or so from our home.


Ginny, I have been watching that game and I was wondering how far it was from your home.
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Post by: TCB on December 04, 2010, 12:12:57 PM
elmore has left the building, but fortunately FJL and Keven H have arrived!
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Post by: TCB on December 04, 2010, 12:13:43 PM
Jump in any time guys!
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Post by: TCB on December 04, 2010, 12:16:12 PM
Is LOMBARDI on Broadway or (on) Off-Broadway?
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Post by: Ginny on December 04, 2010, 12:23:48 PM
If you want to see what our weather is like here in SW Ohio, see if ESPN is carrying the Cincinnati/Pitt game in your area.  It's being played in Cincinnati, just 30 miles or so from our home.


Ginny, I have been watching that game and I was wondering how far it was from your home.

Did you hear them talking about the guy in the Bearcat mascot suit getting thrown out of the stadium for throwing snowballs?  UC had to use their back-up mascot.
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Post by: elmore3003 on December 04, 2010, 12:32:44 PM
I am craving some chocolate.
 
Like a Hershey bar or some Godiva truffles.

DR TCB, I purchased a watchband for my Mickey Mouse watch.

Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: TCB on December 04, 2010, 12:44:05 PM
If you want to see what our weather is like here in SW Ohio, see if ESPN is carrying the Cincinnati/Pitt game in your area.  It's being played in Cincinnati, just 30 miles or so from our home.


Ginny, I have been watching that game and I was wondering how far it was from your home.

Did you hear them talking about the guy in the Bearcat mascot suit getting thrown out of the stadium for throwing snowballs?  UC had to use their back-up mascot.


Yes, I heard that.  I think it was really stupid on both sides.
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Post by: George on December 04, 2010, 01:21:07 PM
Hello everyone.
I am back.
It was a very nasty case of food poisoning.
Lost six pounds. (want to keep all six off)

~~~Continued Recovery Vibes for DR Michael!!~~~
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: George on December 04, 2010, 01:24:41 PM
Reaction to the KRINGLE LADIES parody with the instrumental was good, so I went ahead and did a full recording of the parody, with the vocal by our neighbor Leenya Rideout.  if you know of anyone who'd like it, hope you'll pass the link on to them

Here's KRINGLE LADIES:  PUT FIVE GOLDEN RINGS ON IT, a parody of SINGLE LADIES  - (I have no idea just why YouTube is putting pop-up ads on it; we get nothing from those ads!) - parody sung here by Leenya Rideout
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxPxWRC6AWk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxPxWRC6AWk)

Very funny, Fred!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 04, 2010, 01:25:19 PM
Good Afternoon!

It's getting cold(er) in NYC.

And that's all for this post.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 04, 2010, 01:26:16 PM
Is LOMBARDI on Broadway or (on) Off-Broadway?

It is running ON Broadway at Circle in the Square.  -And I have to say that their marketing tie-in with the NFL is genius, well, at least a very smart business move.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 04, 2010, 01:29:17 PM
Recovery vibes to Michael S. and td!


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My apologies!  DR Jose was was supposed to be part of this post.  Someone rudely removed it!

No worries, DR TCB. I just figured it had to do something with the difference in time zones. ;D

-Besides, I really am feeling almost back to normal.  I suspect that whatever I got hit with last week when I was home was something I had been fighting off for weeks already.  I'm just glad it wasn't the flu.
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Post by: George on December 04, 2010, 01:33:54 PM
Before last night's performance, Christine, our stage manager, took pictures and posted this one on Facebook:

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs1194.snc4/154605_1724511039034_1426132383_31800155_3135539_n.jpg)

I'm sitting at the infamous light board...but it's working great now!  Behind us is Matt, the sound guy.  He's done some pretty cool sound effects.
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Post by: John G. on December 04, 2010, 02:12:21 PM
Ginny, I am amazed at what libraries discard these days.  I thought they were supposed to be our repositories for our literature and history.

So did my generation of librarians, DR Charles Pogue.  I'm not a "paper only" traditionalist - a lot of technology is really nifty - but there's so much being lost because its value is not recognized.
I'm reading a book called "The Shallows" in which the author argues that for the past 550 years, the printed word was at the center of society. Things are in the process of shifting, and rapidly, to the Internet.

I'd still rather curl up with a book than a laptop.
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Post by: John G. on December 04, 2010, 02:16:40 PM
Watching an oldie called "Come September." Someone should have warned Rock Hudson against dancing. At least on film.
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Post by: George on December 04, 2010, 02:18:32 PM
Ginny, I am amazed at what libraries discard these days.  I thought they were supposed to be our repositories for our literature and history.

So did my generation of librarians, DR Charles Pogue.  I'm not a "paper only" traditionalist - a lot of technology is really nifty - but there's so much being lost because its value is not recognized.
I'm reading a book called "The Shallows" in which the author argues that for the past 550 years, the printed word was at the center of society. Things are in the process of shifting, and rapidly, to the Internet.

I'd still rather curl up with a book than a laptop.

(http://images.cafepress.com/product/60931736_350x350_Front.jpg)

My sister got me a magnet of this. :D
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Post by: bk on December 04, 2010, 02:19:49 PM
Back from various and sundried errands and whatnot.  Picked up a few packages and an important envelope, but NOT the errant and truant package I have been patiently waiting for - this was the amazon.fr package that got returned for no reason by US customs.  They refunded, I reordered, and now I'm concerned that the new package is getting returned for no reason.  Hopefully Monday. 
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Post by: John G. on December 04, 2010, 02:22:56 PM
Ginny, I am amazed at what libraries discard these days.  I thought they were supposed to be our repositories for our literature and history.

So did my generation of librarians, DR Charles Pogue.  I'm not a "paper only" traditionalist - a lot of technology is really nifty - but there's so much being lost because its value is not recognized.
I'm reading a book called "The Shallows" in which the author argues that for the past 550 years, the printed word was at the center of society. Things are in the process of shifting, and rapidly, to the Internet.

I'd still rather curl up with a book than a laptop.

(http://images.cafepress.com/product/60931736_350x350_Front.jpg)

My sister got me a magnet of this. :D
:D
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Post by: bk on December 04, 2010, 02:25:11 PM
Then I had to open a paypal claim for some jerk eBay seller - I'd made a little purchase - I was worried the item would sell so I asked the seller if he'd just sell it for his opening price and he shut the auction down and did - sent me a money request via paypal and that was that.  I had a question about the item and I also wanted to know when it was shipping.  I got no response to my first e-mail, sent through eBay.  He did respond to my second e-mail sent through eBay saying he hadn't gotten the first one, that it had gone into a spam folder and been automatically deleted from his iPad for space reasons.  Um, I don't think so - why would anyone need to delete any spam automatically for space reasons???  It makes no sense, especially as the jerk has a gmail account.  He asked what my questions were - this time I wrote him back via eBay AND his direct gmail account.  No response.  I have written him six times now to no response.  I used a people search and got several addresses on him and two phone numbers - one is disconnected and the other rings incessantly.  So, I opened the dispute - what that does is automatically put a hold on the funds I sent him until we resolve - that means if he already withdrew the funds they will place a hold by using his secondary source of funds, i.e. his bank account or cc.  Hopefully, that will finally get a response out of this putz and I will not resolve until the item is in my hands and he's answered the question I asked about it.  And that's why I like paypal.
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Post by: Jane on December 04, 2010, 02:48:55 PM
And now, a little Opera break...

The Three YOUNG Tenors (http://www.wimp.com/threetenors/)

I have never seen anyone hold a microphone that close to their mouth and not get spit-sounds.

Very nice, but those eyebrows!  They all look like Brooke Shields.

lol.  yes, very nice. :)
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Jane on December 04, 2010, 02:52:25 PM
There is a "civil war" going on in Oregon, the Ducks vs the Beavers.
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Jane on December 04, 2010, 02:55:03 PM
The Ducks are the University of Oregon football team.
The Beavers are the Oregon State team.
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Jane on December 04, 2010, 02:57:07 PM
I am craving some chocolate.
 
Like a Hershey bar or some Godiva truffles.


Somehow it doesn't seem right that Hershey & Godiva are in the same class of chocolate. ;D
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: George on December 04, 2010, 03:10:42 PM
Well, I have some errands to run before tonight's show.  Be back later.

Have a good day, all!
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: elmore3003 on December 04, 2010, 03:29:17 PM
I am craving some chocolate.
 
Like a Hershey bar or some Godiva truffles.


Somehow it doesn't seem right that Hershey & Godiva are in the same class of chocolate. ;D

????????
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 04, 2010, 03:47:23 PM
I am craving some chocolate.
 
Like a Hershey bar or some Godiva truffles.


Somehow it doesn't seem right that Hershey & Godiva are in the same class of chocolate. ;D

????????

DR Jane - Sometimes chocolate is just chocolate.

;)
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Jane on December 04, 2010, 03:52:45 PM
I am craving some chocolate.
 
Like a Hershey bar or some Godiva truffles.


Somehow it doesn't seem right that Hershey & Godiva are in the same class of chocolate. ;D

????????

Hershey is so bad & Godiva soooo good, IMHO. ;D
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Jane on December 04, 2010, 03:53:06 PM
I am craving some chocolate.
 
Like a Hershey bar or some Godiva truffles.


Somehow it doesn't seem right that Hershey & Godiva are in the same class of chocolate. ;D

????????

DR Jane - Sometimes chocolate is just chocolate.

;)

NEVER!!!!! :)
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: elmore3003 on December 04, 2010, 03:58:24 PM
I am craving some chocolate.
 
Like a Hershey bar or some Godiva truffles.


Somehow it doesn't seem right that Hershey & Godiva are in the same class of chocolate. ;D

????????

Hershey is so bad & Godiva soooo good, IMHO. ;D

Pure snobbery, IMHO! ;)
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Jane on December 04, 2010, 04:04:23 PM
No snobbery involved, pure taste difference. ;)
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Ben on December 04, 2010, 04:05:30 PM
Good Health Vibes to all.
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Jane on December 04, 2010, 04:10:14 PM
The Ducks won the war against the Beavers.
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Ben on December 04, 2010, 04:17:41 PM
We had a very busy day in Chelsea!

As I mentioned earlier the repairman was scheduled to come and make some adjustments to our very, very, very old radiators.

They arrived on time but the building handyman had not yet arrived from New Jersey so they were delayed by a half hour. Then the fun began. It took from about 10:15 until almost 4:30 to replace the valves on both of our radiators. Did I mention that they are very, very, very old.

We have, basically, a two room apartment w/a small galley kitchen and a bathroom. There is a radiator in both rooms. Since they were both being worked on we couldn't escape to the other room and we really couldn't leave. Problems included the new valves did not fit the dimensions of the very, very, very old radiators so the legs on the very, very, very old radiators had to be sawed down. They finished the radiators, turned the heat in the building back on and then took their lunch break. At this point we went out to get some food as well. When we came back the heat was coming back through the building and the handyman and the radiator repairmen needed to check that the seals were good and that the radiators were not still leaking (that was why they needed work, they were leaking into our downstairs neighbors ceilings). Bad news, both of them were leaking. That's when they decided to saw the legs down. That took a good 45 mintues to an hour and then they had to reconnect the radiators. Once that was done the heat was turned back on and finally, success, no leaks in our radiators. Now we seem to have some control over the heat as well. We never turned our radiators on because, as those of you who have been to our apartment in the winter know, this place can get so hot we have to open windows. Now that the valves have been replaced, if the heat is turned off we won't get residual heat. Hooray! We won't have to spend the winter with the windows open a crack or more.

One of the good things about the day is that a portion of our bedroom floor that was in bad shape was replaced as part of the radiator repair. It had been in bad shape for a few years but it wasn't dangerous and we didn't really walk much near the radiator so there was no pressing need to replace the floor boards but the handyman said the building owner decided we needed to fix the floor before the radiators could be put back in place because the wood was weak. It's fine with us. We now have nice floorboards and a strong floor again.

After the workmen left we spent another two hours putting everything back in order. Of course, it will soon be put back asunder because we will be putting up the Christmas tree tomorrow and Monday.

It's been a long day and I'm glad it's over!
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Sam on December 04, 2010, 04:21:53 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Ben on December 04, 2010, 04:24:13 PM
And now for some exciting news for this former actor.

I have a friend who teaches playwrighting at NYU. We went to school together at U of Minnesota some 35 years ago. He's a director now (he was an actor) and he does a great job of teaching playwrighting to new students. Even though I'm not active in the business anymore he still considers me an actor and has used me in his semester finals for a few years now. He has professional actors come in and read his students' plays so they can hear how the finished work sounds. Whenever a play calls for an older (if you're 19-22 then 57 is old) gentleman he will try to use me. I read a play for one of his students last week and it went very well. I just got an e-mail from him asking if I was free this Tuesday to read again and I'll be reading with Kathleen Chalfant! For those of you who don't know, she's an amazing actor, having starred in Wit Off-Broadway, in the original production of Angels in America and many other things on and off Broadway and in regional theatres around the country. I'm very excited!
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Sam on December 04, 2010, 04:24:43 PM
It's snowing on Main Street here, with signs of stopping, they brought in a fake snow machine for the wine festival today. 8)
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Jane on December 04, 2010, 04:29:46 PM
And now for some exciting news for this former actor.

I have a friend who teaches playwrighting at NYU. We went to school together at U of Minnesota some 35 years ago. He's a director now (he was an actor) and he does a great job of teaching playwrighting to new students. Even though I'm not active in the business anymore he still considers me an actor and has used me in his semester finals for a few years now. He has professional actors come in and read his students' plays so they can hear how the finished work sounds. Whenever a play calls for an older (if you're 19-22 then 57 is old) gentleman he will try to use me. I read a play for one of his students last week and it went very well. I just got an e-mail from him asking if I was free this Tuesday to read again and I'll be reading with Kathleen Chalfant! For those of you who don't know, she's an amazing actor, having starred in Wit Off-Broadway, in the original production of Angels in America and many other things on and off Broadway and in regional theatres around the country. I'm very excited!

Exciting!  I look forward to details after the reading.

Congrats on finally having proper heat & repaired floors. :)
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Jane on December 04, 2010, 04:32:10 PM
I'm happy it didn't snow or rain today. :)
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Jane on December 04, 2010, 04:32:51 PM
And the sun was shining. :D
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Sam on December 04, 2010, 04:33:26 PM
The Three Young Tenors was nice  :)






(but what was with the boobs ?)
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Sam on December 04, 2010, 04:34:38 PM
Dear FJL, loved Kringle Ladies.  Very funny.   8)
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Ginny on December 04, 2010, 04:36:13 PM
Congratulations, DR Ben - have fun!
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Sam on December 04, 2010, 04:37:22 PM
Great picture George.   ;)
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Jane on December 04, 2010, 04:37:43 PM
The Three Young Tenors was nice  :)






(but what was with the boobs ?)

;D
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Sam on December 04, 2010, 04:42:27 PM
Listened to:  A Broadway Christmas, A Hollywood Christmas, Sting - If On a Winters Night, Josh Groban - NOEL, and now listening to DEAD OF WINTER.

My day is good.  ;D
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Sam on December 04, 2010, 04:45:29 PM
Mega vibes for everyone.

Must go.

Dinner with the Astronomy club and a guest speaker.

 ;)
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Druxy on December 04, 2010, 05:27:30 PM
In case anybody here listens to Cult Radio: I'm being interviewed on the show tonight at 8 pm (PT).

www.CultRadioAGoGo.com
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Matthew on December 04, 2010, 05:30:11 PM
Tonight is our Annual Holiday Party.  Everything is ready to go.  I'm just finishing the party favor which like in years past, is a homegrown CD of Holiday music.  The food is ready, the punch is made, the lights are on.  The guests shall arrive starting at 6:00pm  If I remember to take pictures, I'll post some.
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Jennifer on December 04, 2010, 05:31:37 PM
Congrats to DR Ben. That is exciting!
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Jane on December 04, 2010, 05:38:10 PM
DR Matthew, have fun.  I look forward to the photos.
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Jane on December 04, 2010, 05:41:15 PM
In case anybody here listens to Cult Radio: I'm being interviewed on the show tonight at 8 pm (PT).

www.CultRadioAGoGo.com

I an hear the interview currently going on except by 8:00 I'll be off the computer.  Will it play again?
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Druxy on December 04, 2010, 05:53:50 PM
No
In case anybody here listens to Cult Radio: I'm being interviewed on the show tonight at 8 pm (PT).

www.CultRadioAGoGo.com

I an hear the interview currently going on except by 8:00 I'll be off the computer.  Will it play again?


Thursday, December 9th at 8pm (PT).
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: td on December 04, 2010, 05:55:08 PM
Well, thanks to all of the HHW vibes, I am feeling a lot better than I was. 
I think having Miss Molly around helped, too.  She napped with me on the bed early in the afternoon.  She has tried to crawl into the whirlpool tub with me twice.  She truly enjoys the watching the whirlpool.  And she has now officially mastered the OUT and the IN of her dog-door. 
It's beginning to look like she's truly found her way about.
She has a couple of habits which we will have to nip in the bud - she hugs people when they come in the door, feet on their shoulders. . .so, we're trying to teach her the word, "Down," when she got down earlier today from my cousin's shoulders and when I told her to "Sit," I gave her her a treat.
I just took two pictures of her on the couch, they will be posted following their photoshopping.

Thanks for all of the health vibes!
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: td on December 04, 2010, 06:03:37 PM
Molly pics for a Saturday night:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v305/minx_the_dog/Good%20Golly%20Miss%20Molly/th_DSCN2935.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v305/minx_the_dog/Good%20Golly%20Miss%20Molly/?action=view&current=DSCN2935.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v305/minx_the_dog/Good%20Golly%20Miss%20Molly/th_DSCN2934.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v305/minx_the_dog/Good%20Golly%20Miss%20Molly/?action=view&current=DSCN2934.jpg)
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Jane on December 04, 2010, 06:09:28 PM
Well, thanks to all of the HHW vibes, I am feeling a lot better than I was. 
I think having Miss Molly around helped, too.  She napped with me on the bed early in the afternoon.  She has tried to crawl into the whirlpool tub with me twice.  She truly enjoys the watching the whirlpool.  And she has now officially mastered the OUT and the IN of her dog-door. 
It's beginning to look like she's truly found her way about.
She has a couple of habits which we will have to nip in the bud - she hugs people when they come in the door, feet on their shoulders. . .so, we're trying to teach her the word, "Down," when she got down earlier today from my cousin's shoulders and when I told her to "Sit," I gave her her a treat.
I just took two pictures of her on the couch, they will be posted following their photoshopping.

Thanks for all of the health vibes!

I think the hug is so darn cute.  You might want to teach her the word "hug".  After she gets the idea of doing it on command it should be easier to tell her "off" or "wait", instead of "down" as in going all the way to the floor. 
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Jane on December 04, 2010, 06:09:58 PM
Oh, and I'm glad you are feeling better. :)
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: td on December 04, 2010, 06:13:51 PM
OH, I think the hug is cute, too - that's how she greeted me at the shelter - but, she can't be jumping up onto everyone who comes in the door.  ;)
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Laura on December 04, 2010, 06:21:39 PM
They told us to knee the dog when it jumps on people. The shelter people told us that.

Molly looks very dear. I am glad it is all working out.
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Jane on December 04, 2010, 06:21:42 PM
Of course not.  That is why she should learn to do it on command.  It really does make it easier to stop the behavior unless requested. :)
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Laura on December 04, 2010, 06:22:10 PM
And thank you for adopting a shelter dog.
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Jane on December 04, 2010, 06:22:39 PM
They told us to knee the dog when it jumps on people. The shelter people told us that.



How long ago was this Laura?  I don't know any trainers who say to do this anymore and personally I agree.
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Jane on December 04, 2010, 06:27:18 PM
Even the method I used to teach Echo not to jump is deemed undesirable by many trainers.  I know she was exceptionally smart & can't judge the effectiveness this method by her.  She learned not to jump with one short training session.  Sherlock never really jumped for long so it wasn't an issue with him but I recall this wasn't what the trainers in Sherlock's classes did.  For Echo one person got her excited so she would jump while another person had the leash behind her to yank her back down. 

I also taught her "up" on command which she enjoyed.  She also liked to "dance" in my arms. :)
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Jane on December 04, 2010, 06:30:39 PM
Yesterday Keith connected with a 3rd cousin. He seems like a nice guy, as does his brother.  It turns out he lived in Acton, Massachusetts at the same time we lived there.  It would have been nice to have family there.  It would have been nice to have family, or extended family, everywhere we lived outside of L.A.  Moving around as we did can be very lonely.
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Laura on December 04, 2010, 06:36:03 PM
It was many years ago, Jane, and it was effective with a dog that jumped on everyone.
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Jane on December 04, 2010, 06:42:20 PM
Laura one reason trainers stop using that method is a combination of the difficulty of always catching the dog with your knee, plus the possibility of falling while attempting to catch the dog with your knee.   Growing up I found it easy to do with our toy/miniature poodles.  Larger dogs weren't always so easy.  Come to think of it I don't remember every curing the poodles of jumping, but then they were small enough to catch in our arms when they jumped.
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Jane on December 04, 2010, 06:42:44 PM
Oh, and I'm glad it worked for your dog. :)
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Ginny on December 04, 2010, 07:23:20 PM
Ah, now there's one that resonates for me:  One Professor's Fantasy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeSdC7lbAlA)
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Jeanne on December 04, 2010, 07:38:16 PM
Hello, everyone.

From today's Notes:
Iíll also be lunching with dear reader Jeanne at some point, plus I think Iím being taken out for my birthday. We shall see.


Just to be clear, I, Dear Reader Jeanne, have invited Mr BK out for a BIRTHDAY meal. I am waiting for him to get back to me so we can finalize dates and times and restaurants. Of course, he may consider only those meals actually consumed on his birthday to be birthday meals. Personally, I'm happy to be taken out for my birthday any time that week.  ;)
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Jeanne on December 04, 2010, 07:39:15 PM
Continued recovery vibes to our ailing DRs.
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Jeanne on December 04, 2010, 07:41:52 PM
And now, a little Opera break...

The Three YOUNG Tenors (http://www.wimp.com/threetenors/)

My, my. Impressive young men.
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Jeanne on December 04, 2010, 07:43:48 PM
The bad news is the CD drive on my Mac needs to be replaced.

 >:(

The "good news" is that, since the part has to be ordered, I can still use the Mac until it arrives.

 :)


However, at that point, I will lose it for 3-5 days.

 :'(

So does mine. I need to take it in for repair. I just can't stand the thought of being without a computer!
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Jeanne on December 04, 2010, 07:47:57 PM
DR Ben, I hope you are very comfortable in your apartment now.


Good to see DD Miss Molly Brown getting adjusted to her new surroundings.
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Cillaliz on December 04, 2010, 08:03:27 PM
I am craving some chocolate.
 
Like a Hershey bar or some Godiva truffles.


Somehow it doesn't seem right that Hershey & Godiva are in the same class of chocolate. ;D

????????

DR Jane - Sometimes chocolate is just chocolate.

;)

I can eat ANY chocolate and enjoy it immensely
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Cillaliz on December 04, 2010, 08:06:39 PM
Ben the reading sounds like fun. Congrats and enjoy
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Cillaliz on December 04, 2010, 08:11:42 PM
So glad to see Miss Bolly Brown is settling in to her new home
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Cillaliz on December 04, 2010, 08:12:50 PM
Vibes to all who aren't feeling well
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Cillaliz on December 04, 2010, 08:13:48 PM
I have accomplished nothing today.  Well, not nothing.  I got a Christmas gift for my dad and another one for my mom.  That was fun.
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: Cillaliz on December 04, 2010, 08:15:45 PM
OH!! I got a letter yesterday that informed me I hadn't notified the shelter that I had neutered my cat.  I was told if I didn't get him neutered and notify them immediately, I would be charged with a crime.   Can you imagine having a "Failure to Neuter" on your record?
I find it funny.  I did go to the shelter today and told them that I have had it done.  They noted the date adn said I was fine.
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 04, 2010, 08:42:58 PM
Good Evening!

...And I'm back from Carnegie Hall...

Tonight's program was presented by The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. They opened with Samuel Barber's "Capricorn Concerto", followed by Benjamin Britten's "Les Illuminations" featuring soprano, Kate Royal.  The second half was the Symphony No. 7 of Ludwig van Beethoven.

Overall, it was quite a good concert. I think the only other times I've heard the Britten live were with piano accompaniment.  Kate Royal, was, well, luminous - although, I did have some quibbles with her French diction. The Barber is such a cool piece, and it was fascinating watching the conductor-less Orpheus Chamber Orchestra work it's way through some of the freer passages.
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 04, 2010, 08:46:38 PM
OH!

And earlier, I popped up to the Bronx for a concert by Jose Feliciano at Lehman College. He can still pick and strum like nobody's business, and it was nice to hear a mix of some of his classic hits, some fun covers, and a few new songs. -I really liked his versions of "Billie Jean" and John Lennon's "A Jealous Man".

And, yes, his encore was "Feliz Navidad". :)
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 04, 2010, 08:47:20 PM
DR td - Glad to hear that you're feeling better. And it's also good to hear that Molly is getting used to her new home and family. :)
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 04, 2010, 08:48:50 PM
DR Ben - Congrats on your new radiators and your new floor!

So... Do you think your radiator repairmen could come take a look at my radiators? We're still waiting for some repairs to be made that were requested two winters ago. ::)
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 04, 2010, 08:50:02 PM
PAGE SIX JOSE FELICIANO DANCE!!!!!!

(http://www.luckylast.com.au/store/images/20080411_ABS.jpg)
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 04, 2010, 08:51:29 PM
And now for some exciting news for this former actor.

I have a friend who teaches playwrighting at NYU. We went to school together at U of Minnesota some 35 years ago. He's a director now (he was an actor) and he does a great job of teaching playwrighting to new students. Even though I'm not active in the business anymore he still considers me an actor and has used me in his semester finals for a few years now. He has professional actors come in and read his students' plays so they can hear how the finished work sounds. Whenever a play calls for an older (if you're 19-22 then 57 is old) gentleman he will try to use me. I read a play for one of his students last week and it went very well. I just got an e-mail from him asking if I was free this Tuesday to read again and I'll be reading with Kathleen Chalfant! For those of you who don't know, she's an amazing actor, having starred in Wit Off-Broadway, in the original production of Angels in America and many other things on and off Broadway and in regional theatres around the country. I'm very excited!

That's really cool, DR Ben! Don't forget your camera!
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 04, 2010, 08:53:11 PM
Ah, now there's one that resonates for me:  One Professor's Fantasy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeSdC7lbAlA)


HA! :)

Maybe we should DR-source a "You Should Join HHW" xtranormal animation. ;)
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 04, 2010, 08:53:58 PM
Tonight is our Annual Holiday Party.  Everything is ready to go.  I'm just finishing the party favor which like in years past, is a homegrown CD of Holiday music.  The food is ready, the punch is made, the lights are on.  The guests shall arrive starting at 6:00pm  If I remember to take pictures, I'll post some.

DR Matthew - I hope you and your guests are having/had a splendid and festive time.
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 04, 2010, 08:57:46 PM
Oh....

It's snowing in Richmond.

It's not snowing in New York City. -Although, we may get a flurry tomorrow night. I hope. I really hope. ;)
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: bk on December 04, 2010, 09:03:50 PM
Back from a nice supper at the Daily Grill - I had the Tuscan chicken breast - it's really a double breast, which really isn't all that much food, but I could only finish half before I thought I was going to explode - of course, I had a chopped salad before, so maybe that did me in.
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: bk on December 04, 2010, 09:33:27 PM
Welcome seven GUESTS.
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: George on December 04, 2010, 11:28:41 PM
We had a very busy day in Chelsea!

As I mentioned earlier the repairman was scheduled to come and make some adjustments to our very, very, very old radiators.

They arrived on time but the building handyman had not yet arrived from New Jersey so they were delayed by a half hour. Then the fun began. It took from about 10:15 until almost 4:30 to replace the valves on both of our radiators. Did I mention that they are very, very, very old.

We have, basically, a two room apartment w/a small galley kitchen and a bathroom. There is a radiator in both rooms. Since they were both being worked on we couldn't escape to the other room and we really couldn't leave. Problems included the new valves did not fit the dimensions of the very, very, very old radiators so the legs on the very, very, very old radiators had to be sawed down. They finished the radiators, turned the heat in the building back on and then took their lunch break. At this point we went out to get some food as well. When we came back the heat was coming back through the building and the handyman and the radiator repairmen needed to check that the seals were good and that the radiators were not still leaking (that was why they needed work, they were leaking into our downstairs neighbors ceilings). Bad news, both of them were leaking. That's when they decided to saw the legs down. That took a good 45 mintues to an hour and then they had to reconnect the radiators. Once that was done the heat was turned back on and finally, success, no leaks in our radiators. Now we seem to have some control over the heat as well. We never turned our radiators on because, as those of you who have been to our apartment in the winter know, this place can get so hot we have to open windows. Now that the valves have been replaced, if the heat is turned off we won't get residual heat. Hooray! We won't have to spend the winter with the windows open a crack or more.

One of the good things about the day is that a portion of our bedroom floor that was in bad shape was replaced as part of the radiator repair. It had been in bad shape for a few years but it wasn't dangerous and we didn't really walk much near the radiator so there was no pressing need to replace the floor boards but the handyman said the building owner decided we needed to fix the floor before the radiators could be put back in place because the wood was weak. It's fine with us. We now have nice floorboards and a strong floor again.

After the workmen left we spent another two hours putting everything back in order. Of course, it will soon be put back asunder because we will be putting up the Christmas tree tomorrow and Monday.

It's been a long day and I'm glad it's over!

Congrats on the new radiators, Ben!  And great news about the reading!
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: George on December 04, 2010, 11:51:27 PM
Great picture George.   ;)

Thanks, Sam...it's great show to work on and has really been fun. :)
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: George on December 04, 2010, 11:51:34 PM
Ah, now there's one that resonates for me:  One Professor's Fantasy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeSdC7lbAlA)

Funny!
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: George on December 04, 2010, 11:58:53 PM
At tonight's show, a couple walked out during the middle of the first act!  We found out at intermission that the husband got violently ill and HAD to get out of there before...well, you know! :o
Title: Re: NOTES AKIMBO
Post by: George on December 05, 2010, 12:00:32 AM
AND Chris, the guy playing Marley said that four cars left at intermission. :-\ What's that about?  It's a great show!