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Title: GALOSHES
Post by: bk on December 05, 2010, 11:35:01 PM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes were reminiscent of the Truman Capote character Holly Galoshes, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - they're currently in search of galoshes as they don't want to get their tender feet wet or muddy.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: bk on December 05, 2010, 11:36:37 PM
And the word of the day is: FOOTLE!
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Michael on December 06, 2010, 01:23:25 AM
Woke up early as I am still feeling the effects of hate poisoning. I had been sweating and woke up very cold. I guess that's a good thig.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Ben on December 06, 2010, 02:25:24 AM
Morning all.

That is all.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Ben on December 06, 2010, 02:25:49 AM
Oatmeal, dried cherries, cinnamon, pecans and coffee.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Ben on December 06, 2010, 02:26:12 AM
Up early as usual.

A day of bag packing lies ahead.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Laura on December 06, 2010, 03:01:03 AM
I sure hope you get back to normal again soon, Michael S.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Ginny on December 06, 2010, 04:47:40 AM
Monday morning greetings!  I've already been up for about an hour - WHY?  Because I crashed into bed last night at 9:30 when my early wake-up and a full day finally caught up with me.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Ginny on December 06, 2010, 05:01:18 AM
It is ver-r-r-r-ry cold here in SW Ohio this morning!  Temps in the teens, with wind chills about zero.  I'm thinking of sending Richard or Rob to the grocery because I've developed an intolerance to the cold - must be the blood thinners...
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Jrand70 on December 06, 2010, 05:29:33 AM
It is 8 degrees here.....EIGHT DEGREES!!!
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Jrand70 on December 06, 2010, 05:30:05 AM
TOD:

I worked at a warehouse when I was sixteen, moving boxes around and stacking candy and cigarettes.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Ben on December 06, 2010, 05:38:04 AM
Very light snow flurries are in Manhattan right now.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Ben on December 06, 2010, 05:40:46 AM
Bag Boy at Holiday Village North in Fridley, MN
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: elmore3003 on December 06, 2010, 05:44:30 AM
Good morning, all! I slept well, with a peculiar dream involving my grandmother's very haunted and terrifying house at 711 Tenth Avenue, Middletown Ohio, its renovation, its housewarming party with guests Kristen Chenoweth, Joshie, other friends, and the cast of THE APPLE TREE revival. I have no idea where the hell in my subconscious this megillah was created!

So, today's another convoluted day I wish I had not committed myself to: edits at Toyland at noon, followed at 6pm with meeting concerning McGlinn inventory going to the Library of Congress. Zak Stains needs the help but I'd rather chill out and stay home.

I think my first job was iin the periodicals dept of the Miami University library, Sept 1965. It lasted through grad school, 1970.

Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Ginny on December 06, 2010, 05:51:18 AM
TOD - I did a lot of babysitting in our neighborhood and, then, the summer between high school and college, worked in the pediatrician's office where my mother was bookkeeper.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Elan on December 06, 2010, 05:52:26 AM
Morning, all!

Re: the strangeness of the word "Galoshes:" The Vestibules, a Canadian comedy trio, have a somewhat surreal sketch called "Bulbous Bouffant" which features that word rather heavily. Gives me a chuckle when I'm in the right mood for it.

TOD: Other than babysitting, my first regular job was in college, helping out my uncle in his desktop publishing business during the summer. Also worked at my school's instrumental analysis laboratory, calibrating and maintaining equipment. Good times...
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Kerry on December 06, 2010, 06:00:52 AM
TOD:  On the holidays, I worked for a couple who had a florist shop.  I would take all the deliveries of plants and flowers to the various hosptial rooms (when you could still do that and not have to check thme on at the nurse's station).  It was wonderful to be able to cheer up so man people like that.

After that, I was a bag boy at a grocery store.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: John G. on December 06, 2010, 06:10:28 AM
Morning, all.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: John G. on December 06, 2010, 06:11:43 AM
Waiting for the doctor's office to open in a half hour. I still have this ear infection, which cleared up a little under a round of antibiotics, but is reverting to bad this morning. It's starting to block up and chewing isn't pleasant. Ugh.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Ginny on December 06, 2010, 06:12:33 AM
Feel better vibes for DR John G!
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: John G. on December 06, 2010, 06:14:22 AM
TOD: When I was 12, I started delivering newspapers. Back then, there were two. The Louisville Courier-Journal in the morning, the Louisville Times in the evening.

It wasn't necessarily easy work, especially on mornings after a snowstorm. But the money was good. In the four years that I delivered papers, I was able to fund a summer in Europe and 2 1/2 years of college.

Unfortunately, it was the first of too many newspaper jobs.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: John G. on December 06, 2010, 06:14:46 AM
Thank you, Ginny. At least I can report that the crick in my neck is gone!
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: John G. on December 06, 2010, 06:16:30 AM
Woke up early as I am still feeling the effects of hate poisoning. I had been sweating and woke up very cold. I guess that's a good thig.
Vibes for a quick recovery.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: John G. on December 06, 2010, 06:17:26 AM
And the word of the day is: FOOTLE!

What's the muddle in the middle?
That's the puddle where the footle did the fiddle.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: elmore3003 on December 06, 2010, 06:20:25 AM
Woke up early as I am still feeling the effects of hate poisoning. I had been sweating and woke up very cold. I guess that's a good thig.

Who hates you enough to poison you? Seems alwfully harsh.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Recovery vibes to DRs MichaelS and JohnG! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Laura on December 06, 2010, 06:38:17 AM
It is 8 degrees here.....EIGHT DEGREES!!!

It is 54 degrees here! FIFTY-FOUR DEGREES!





They had the heat on at the church yesterday.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 06, 2010, 06:41:44 AM
* * * * * Recovery Vibes for DR Michael S. * * * * *
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 06, 2010, 06:44:17 AM
* * * * * Healthy Ear Vibes for DR John G  * * * * *
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 06, 2010, 06:46:21 AM
It's 31 degrees here in the South of Jersey, so I guess I shouldn't complain (though it is cold...)
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Laura on December 06, 2010, 06:50:03 AM
TOD: Babysitting. Then when I was in high school, one of the local car dealerships was clearing out their old sales files, and they hired a bunch of us to write the name of the buyer, the date of purchase, and the type of vehicle bought on index cards before they threw the file away.

I learned a couple of important things on that job.
1. Make the coffee bad the first time so it won't end up being your job.
2. Older men will hit on young girls (not me, one of the pretty girls). 
3. You will suddenly have more friends when you get paid, and said friends will expect you to pick up the check.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 06, 2010, 07:03:38 AM
TOD:

My first real job was working in the warehouse of a catalogue showroom store named Basco's (they later changed the name to Best.) I pretty much hated it.  My primary job was to fetch merchandise from the three storied warehouse and toss it on the conveyor belt, which wasn't so bad in itself. But it was summer and the warehouse was a living hell. Plus there was the constant flow of delivery trucks that had to be emptied. And one of the guys I worked with kept a radio going FULL BLAST on the disco radio station all day long.  I managed to stay throughout the summer but I refused to go back when they called me back at Christmas time.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Druxy on December 06, 2010, 07:14:53 AM
TOD

The first real job (where I had a W-2) was during my high school summer vacation. 

I worked as a busboy at the Washington Athletic Club in Seattle.

The job lasted 1-month.  I was not cut out to be a busboy.

Shortly thereafter, I got hired by a pawnshop on 1st Ave. in Seattle.  It was a fun job.  It taught me a lot about people, and I continued to work it off/on part-time through my college years.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on December 06, 2010, 07:16:04 AM
And the word of the day is: FOOTLE!

And The Song Of The Day Is:  SILLY PEOPLE

Put That In Your Sondheim Pipe And Smoke It
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on December 06, 2010, 07:18:40 AM
GALOSHES ARE CHEWY AND NOT VERY TASTY

HOWEVER- GOULASH..

Now That's Another Story


mmmmmm
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Charles Pogue on December 06, 2010, 07:46:06 AM
TOD:  First job I ever had was working in an advertising agency in Cincinnati as a errand boy and general dogsbody.  This was before computers and copying machines and one had to do photostats, if one can remember what those were.  They did a lot of work for Kenner Toys and Proctor Gamble, so I was often setting up displays of toilet paper to photographed and often getting to see secret projects long before they came out on the market, which is exciting, I guess, if one can get excited about toilet paper or toothpaste or detergent.

This was a much more easy-going job than my second summer job which was packing textbooks in boxes at American Book company.  But ths job paid better and I did it for about three summers.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Jrand70 on December 06, 2010, 07:46:20 AM
DR JMK - is the Pawn Shop on 1st Avenue in Seattle - THE PAWNSHOP?
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Jrand70 on December 06, 2010, 07:47:15 AM
Getting better all the time vibes for DR JOHNG and DR MICHAELS.

I didn't count my babysitting time - though it was profitable and fun.....I also taught baton and gymnastics with my cousin a couple of summers before I was 16.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Druxy on December 06, 2010, 07:51:53 AM
DR JMK - is the Pawn Shop on 1st Avenue in Seattle - THE PAWNSHOP?

There were times...
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: elmore3003 on December 06, 2010, 07:56:09 AM
Actually, DR CharlesPogue's post reminded me that my first job was the summer I graduated from high school: working with my dad on a construction job for a Cincinnati company, Crumley, Jones & Crumley. I hated much of it, from being out of bed at 5:30 to listening to my dad's country-western station to and from the 30 minute ride to work. I actually have only two memories of the job that summer: getting something in my eye and seeing a physician to have it removed and coming home one evening to find that the psycho kid around the corner had blinded in one eye my seven-year-old brother Randy. I still want that insane creep Frankie Cesna dead.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Jrand70 on December 06, 2010, 08:02:26 AM
Watching THE GENE KRUPA STORY on TCM with Mr Sal Mineo.

Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Jrand70 on December 06, 2010, 08:04:44 AM
DR ELMORE the Dream-O-Matic 6000 says that your dream indicates that you are sure that if you had stayed in Ohio that your life would have been a nightmare, and that no matter how irritating some of your NYC friends are, they have made your life more exciting than it might have been.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Jrand70 on December 06, 2010, 08:05:10 AM
Please deposit $35 in my PayPal account
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: bk on December 06, 2010, 08:11:23 AM
I'm up, and getting ready for the arrival of Bukowsical CDs and helper.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: elmore3003 on December 06, 2010, 08:11:57 AM
DR ELMORE the Dream-O-Matic 6000 says that your dream indicates that you are sure that if you had stayed in Ohio that your life would have been a nightmare, and that no matter how irritating some of your NYC friends are, they have made your life more exciting than it might have been.

That machine is amazing!
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 06, 2010, 08:29:18 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up... And I haven't seen any snow (flurries) this morning. :-\
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: John G. on December 06, 2010, 08:47:51 AM
I'm up, and getting ready for the arrival of Bukowsical CDs and helper.
Can't wait. Just did the "Which Drunken Author Are You?" survey on Facebook and the answer, not too surprisingly, was Charles Bukowski. I'll drink to that.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: John G. on December 06, 2010, 08:49:14 AM
(http://www.savorsa.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/nutella-chocolate-hazelnut.jpg)

I also just made this, a homemade version of Nutella:

http://www.savorsa.com/2010/12/heavenly-chocolate-hazelnut-spread/

Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 06, 2010, 08:50:46 AM
FYI: Kyra Sedgwick is on "The View".
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: td on December 06, 2010, 08:52:44 AM
First job I ever had was on Saturday mornings, from the time I was 14, accompanying my father on his bakery runs.  Before we would load the truck, I was assisting in the prep rooms, making donuts, kneading breads, filling cream puffs, eclairs and jelly donuts.
The place: Princess Pastries in Parnassus, Pennsylvania.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: bk on December 06, 2010, 08:59:55 AM
The eBay guy replied to paypal - just one excuse after another and he basically says that when he saw several e-mails from me that he didn't feel like answering them.  Say what?  I just replied that communication is imperative on these kinds of transactions - he also skirted around whether the item has been shipped (I'm guessing not) and said nothing about WHEN it would be shipped, which is all we're trying to find out.  Now he's upset that they've put a hold on the funds.  I further replied that I would be happy to immediately remove the dispute if he e-mailed me and let me know what is going on.  It's that simple, really.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Matthew on December 06, 2010, 08:59:56 AM
It's nice to be back on the board.  Last night, my I couldn't get on for most of the evening.  But this morning wasn't a problem!
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: bk on December 06, 2010, 09:00:37 AM
So, I don't know if he'll just return the dough or if he'll get the thing shipped.  One way or another, I'll either have my money or the item - I would prefer the item.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Jrand70 on December 06, 2010, 09:02:09 AM
This has happened to me ONCE with PayPal and ONCE on Amazon.com.

Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 06, 2010, 09:22:15 AM
As for the Topic of the Day...

First Job: Rehearsal pianist for a production of Company that was presented by the Arlington (VA) County Parks and Recreation Department. -It was quite an interesting choice for the county's annual summer "family" musical. And, yes, there were phone calls after our first performance. However, we had a FULL pit orchestra!

First Job-Job: Summer clerk at the US Coast Guard Headquarters. Filing, filing and more filing. It was actually not a bad job. I had a good supervisor and good co-workers. However, we were all in an "internal" office in the middle of the building - no windows.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Jrand70 on December 06, 2010, 09:29:46 AM
No Windows.....isn't that a Richard Rodgers musical?
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Jrand70 on December 06, 2010, 09:30:02 AM
Off to do some work on the theatre website.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: FJL on December 06, 2010, 09:42:30 AM
The "I didn't feel like it" defense sounds fascinating, almost like the "I couldn't resist" defense - LOL.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 06, 2010, 10:05:26 AM
The eBay guy replied to paypal - just one excuse after another and he basically says that when he saw several e-mails from me that he didn't feel like answering them.  Say what?  I just replied that communication is imperative on these kinds of transactions - he also skirted around whether the item has been shipped (I'm guessing not) and said nothing about WHEN it would be shipped, which is all we're trying to find out.  Now he's upset that they've put a hold on the funds.  I further replied that I would be happy to immediately remove the dispute if he e-mailed me and let me know what is going on.  It's that simple, really.

He must have been trained by our mutual friend with the initials J.C.   
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 06, 2010, 10:06:08 AM
The "I didn't feel like it" defense sounds fascinating, almost like the "I couldn't resist" defense - LOL.


That's all-too-common in today's work force...as reason for not coming in, not meeting a deadline, not getting the job done...
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 06, 2010, 10:23:38 AM
TOD:

First jobs I had were in summer working for my father's home improvement company.   My supervisor for two summers was Mr. Heaton...a pleasant guy with a bulbous nose...and an ever-present drop of perspiration at the tip of that nose.

He was a salty guy, to me, in the summers of 1963 and 64.  He was interesting, as well.  Whenever we accomplished something earlier than he anticipated, he'd say, "I'm satisfied yadda-yadda-yadda...".  He was also always "satisfied" that it would rain, that the rain would clear, that it would be a hot day, that the day would be overcast and, also, that the week had been a good one.

I'm satisfied that I still remember him fondly.

In the summer of 1965, my first "got-it-myself" job was -- wait for it -- as a theater usher at the Mall Cinema, Wade Hampton Mall, Greenville SC.

That, of course, was a "dream job" for a rising high school senior who was movie mad.   The Mall Cinema didn't really get the "top" draws, but the perks included getting free admission to other theaters in town (except for roadshow engagements).  It was also just a 10-minute walk from my house which was several streets behind the mall. I retained that job into the school year up until December when I broke my ankle backstage at the school's Christmas theatrical presentation.  The job was waiting for me when I got better, but we moved far enough way for it not to be convenient/feasible for me to work there any longer before graduation or during the summer before I went to college.

That summer of 1966 I was hired by the owner/manager of the apartment complex we had moved to (my parents sold our house to pay off bills and finance my education).  I emptied trash from each floor (two floors on four corners) into big bins in the back;  I hosed down all the sidewalks.  I maintained the pool  I cut grass and used an edger to keep grass from growing over the sidewalks.  Etc., etc., etc.  It was "okay"...but not a vocation I wanted to pursue again.

When I was in college, my summer jobs were in various facilities of Dan River Mills (which used to have vast holdings in the Greenville area).  I worked in a cotton warehouse two summers moving cotton bales (but, alas, there were no barges).  Another summer I spent in a cotton testing laboratory. 

The summer of 69 saw a myriad of jobs...a one-day construction job (and calling it a day was generous); a month-long stint working dead man's shift in an ice cream warehouse; a one-week gig as a chaperone for a Church group's boys at Camp Old Indian; and, finally, the ultimate job at a Pizza Hut.   

My first night at the Pizza Hut, the manager took me to a back room and explained that it was where all the supplies were kept and where the dough was made.  It was a medium-sized room with high windows and painted concrete walls.  In the middle of the floor was this large stainless steel machine that mixed the dough.  There was dough spatter (in various stages of dryness/deterioration) all over the place, including on the linoleum floor and on the walls.  The machine was the most important thing to clean, she told me.  Anything else I might be able to do would be appreciated.  I was told what to use to clean the machine and shown where all the supplies were.   

To hear my mother tell it these days, I was a good son, but not one to complete a job to her satisfaction.  For the manager of the Pizza Hut, however, the story was different.   At some point during the shank of the evening, my new boss sat down with one of the pizza makers and talked about how busy the evening had been.  The worker asked her what happened to the new guy.   She had totally forgotten me.  She figured I must have baled, but she went to the back room and opened the door.  I'm not sure what she had expected, but I didn't expect that she would stand there transfixed.

Of course, I had cleaned the dough-making machine...to within an inch of its life, apparently.  It shone.  The walls were cleaned.  The surfaces were cleaned.  All the containers on all the shelves had been cleaned, arranged according to content and aligned so you could read what was in each one.  I was on the floor at that time putting on the last coat of wax.

Her name was Ann.  Ann cried.  The next night, I was taught how to make pizzas and that's what I did for the rest of the summer...and again on my Christmas vacation.  Ann wanted me to go the Pizza Hut's management school.  I wanted to be an actor.  She suggested I think about it.

That was summer of 1969 (and December '69).  By summer 1970, Uncle Sam had other plans for my future.  I didn't look for a job again until January 1994.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Ginny on December 06, 2010, 10:24:56 AM
OK, I'm about to brave the cold to run errands - using my very own car!  Rob's home from Michigan for a couple of weeks, so now we're a 2-car/3-people household.

Bye for now!
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: elmore3003 on December 06, 2010, 10:42:48 AM
This has been a strange day with plans gone awry; when I went to make the bed, around 10 am, I discovered that one of my pillows had fallen off the bed during the night and landed on the floor. Since the thought of bed bugs continues to freak me out, I decided I'd better wash it and the pillowcase before I put it back on the bed.

I stupidly decided to use the washers in the basement rather than the industrial-strength ones down the street, and the debacle began. Once full of water, the pillow was too heavy to allow thw washer to work and unbalanced it. I had to wring out the pillow (fat chance!) by hand. Then it took me 2.5 hours to dry the damned thing!

I called my friend Curtis at 11:30 to tell him I would be about half an hour late, and forty-five minutes later I called him to report that I was in laundry hell and would not be coming in at all. Then, at 12:30 I took the pillow down to the laundromat. Now it's dry. Oy!
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: MBarnum on December 06, 2010, 10:48:53 AM
Just reading about your laundry problems was frustrating, DR Elmore. I think I have had a similar incident happen.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: MBarnum on December 06, 2010, 10:49:19 AM
Feel better vibes to DRs MIchael S. and John G!
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: MBarnum on December 06, 2010, 10:51:28 AM
First paid jobs were babysitting and lawn mowing.

First real job (W-2s, as DR Charles Pouge put it) was either at Bresler's 33 Flavors where I worked for a total of 4 hours and was never paid...or as a phone solicitor selling tickets to the Shriner's circus or policeman's ball or some such thing. Both were horrible experiences.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: MBarnum on December 06, 2010, 10:52:54 AM
And speaking of unpaid work, I have got to buckle down winsoki and get some of these audio interviews transcribed...these interviews ain't gettin' any younger....and neither am I. So I need to get them done and sent to the publisher(s) post haste.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: MBarnum on December 06, 2010, 10:53:45 AM
PS: Actually I do get paid by some (two) of the magazines that I send interviews to...just not all of them.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: elmore3003 on December 06, 2010, 11:44:04 AM
This is turning into a really bizarre day and I am not amused.

About two months ago, I got a request from an adored singer to enlarge a chart I'd written last year for a February concert. She also wrote that she owed me some money for lending out one of my charts to another singer. I said to hold the money and apply it to the new chart. Today she cancelled the new char - someone's doctored my old chart - but made no mention of the money she said she owed me!

Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: George on December 06, 2010, 11:58:40 AM
Hey!  Yesterday's day of posts is still open! ;)
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: bk on December 06, 2010, 12:10:33 PM
Not anymore.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: George on December 06, 2010, 12:36:38 PM
Feel better vibes to DRs MIchael S. and John G!

~~~Ditto!!~~~
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: George on December 06, 2010, 12:54:48 PM
This has been a strange day with plans gone awry; when I went to make the bed, around 10 am, I discovered that one of my pillows had fallen off the bed during the night and landed on the floor. Since the thought of bed bugs continues to freak me out, I decided I'd better wash it and the pillowcase before I put it back on the bed.

I stupidly decided to use the washers in the basement rather than the industrial-strength ones down the street, and the debacle began. Once full of water, the pillow was too heavy to allow thw washer to work and unbalanced it. I had to wring out the pillow (fat chance!) by hand. Then it took me 2.5 hours to dry the damned thing!

I called my friend Curtis at 11:30 to tell him I would be about half an hour late, and forty-five minutes later I called him to report that I was in laundry hell and would not be coming in at all. Then, at 12:30 I took the pillow down to the laundromat. Now it's dry. Oy!

I've washed pillows before, but I did make sure that I washed two at the same time.  My sister taught me to make sure that everything was balanced...she learned the hard way.  Fortunately, nothing broke, but that washer sure did make a lot of noise before she was able to open it and stop the turning. :o
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: George on December 06, 2010, 12:56:47 PM
(http://www.savorsa.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/nutella-chocolate-hazelnut.jpg)

I also just made this, a homemade version of Nutella:

http://www.savorsa.com/2010/12/heavenly-chocolate-hazelnut-spread/

This looks yummy and easy to make!
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Jrand70 on December 06, 2010, 12:59:05 PM
DR ELMORE and his pillow talk.

Hopefully DR MBARNUM will be getting a package from Indiana today or tomorrow.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Jane on December 06, 2010, 01:24:32 PM
TOD: Babysitting. Then when I was in high school, one of the local car dealerships was clearing out their old sales files, and they hired a bunch of us to write the name of the buyer, the date of purchase, and the type of vehicle bought on index cards before they threw the file away.

I learned a couple of important things on that job.
1. Make the coffee bad the first time so it won't end up being your job.
2. Older men will hit on young girls (not me, one of the pretty girls). 
3. You will suddenly have more friends when you get paid, and said friends will expect you to pick up the check.

1. I never minded making coffee.  I did refuse to chip in to pay for it since I don't drink it.
2.  Maybe they knew you weren't the type.  I have rarely had men hit on me & finally came to the comforting conclusion that must be the reason.
3.  Funny, I never experienced that.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Jane on December 06, 2010, 01:27:54 PM
First job I ever had was on Saturday mornings, from the time I was 14, accompanying my father on his bakery runs.  Before we would load the truck, I was assisting in the prep rooms, making donuts, kneading breads, filling cream puffs, eclairs and jelly donuts.
The place: Princess Pastries in Parnassus, Pennsylvania.

Now that sounds like a good job!!  My very first "job" was assisting my father.  I counted pills & put them in little boxes or bottles to be sold or given to patients.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Jane on December 06, 2010, 01:30:11 PM
OK, I'm about to brave the cold to run errands - using my very own car!  Rob's home from Michigan for a couple of weeks, so now we're a 2-car/3-people household.

Bye for now!

Nice you will have him home for so long.

Ginny, I think you should begin layer more.  Wear a scarf around your neck, a hat, and gloves.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Jane on December 06, 2010, 01:33:11 PM
Feel better vibes to DRs MIchael S. and John G!

DITTO!  AND TO EVERYONE WHO NEEDS THE VIBES!!!
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: td on December 06, 2010, 02:57:27 PM
Miss Molly Brown is a helper in the kitchen and the bathroom:

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v305/minx_the_dog/Good%20Golly%20Miss%20Molly/

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v305/minx_the_dog/Good%20Golly%20Miss%20Molly/th_DSCN2950.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v305/minx_the_dog/Good%20Golly%20Miss%20Molly/?action=view&current=DSCN2950.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v305/minx_the_dog/Good%20Golly%20Miss%20Molly/th_DSCN2937.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v305/minx_the_dog/Good%20Golly%20Miss%20Molly/?action=view&current=DSCN2937.jpg)
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Jane on December 06, 2010, 02:59:24 PM
 :D :D
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Jane on December 06, 2010, 03:00:34 PM
That cheered me up.  Keith just made a big deal out of letting Craig know that as of tomorrow I'm old and can apply for social security. ;D
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Jane on December 06, 2010, 03:26:41 PM
Happy 6th night of Chanukah!
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2202/2101289184_ecc21f5f0e.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Jane on December 06, 2010, 03:27:09 PM
I posted the photo while on hold listening to Christmas music ;D
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Jane on December 06, 2010, 03:27:54 PM
Hi two guests, I'm getting lonely.  Please stop in and say hello. :)
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: George on December 06, 2010, 03:37:03 PM
I'm not a guest, but I'll say hello, Jane. :D

Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: George on December 06, 2010, 03:38:28 PM
Well, I got through my very first Employee Evaluations as a supervisor.  I had the easy part...my former supervisor did the actual evaluations.  I just sat in on them.  Everyone did quite well this year.  I just need to keep notes over the next year so that I know what to evaluate them on next year.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: bk on December 06, 2010, 03:46:54 PM
Is this a slow news day here at haineshisway.com?  Someone please get me off this damn page.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: bk on December 06, 2010, 03:47:58 PM
I had potential great news for cast album lovers - I'd say it looks like it's about ninety percent certain and we'll just be pending approval this week - but if it happens we'll have three great UK cast albums to release very soon.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: JMK on December 06, 2010, 03:53:26 PM
I have it on good authority that when Elmore was heard shouting "You Nimrod," he was actually shouting, "You, Nimrod".  :)
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: George on December 06, 2010, 03:56:31 PM
I had potential great news for cast album lovers - I'd say it looks like it's about ninety percent certain and we'll just be pending approval this week - but if it happens we'll have three great UK cast albums to release very soon.

Cool!  Are they recent recordings that are being released in the US for the first time or are they older re-releases?
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Jane on December 06, 2010, 04:09:14 PM
I'm not a guest, but I'll say hello, Jane. :D



Hi :)
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Jane on December 06, 2010, 04:10:26 PM
Well, I got through my very first Employee Evaluations as a supervisor.  I had the easy part...my former supervisor did the actual evaluations.  I just sat in on them.  Everyone did quite well this year.  I just need to keep notes over the next year so that I know what to evaluate them on next year.

LOL-I was going to say that was a bit soon to be doing them, then I read the full details.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: bk on December 06, 2010, 04:24:44 PM
The cast album releases are not recent and none of them have ever been available on CD before - it's really exciting, actually, and one of them, I think, will have people over the moon.  And the other two aren't chopped liver.  I love these UK cast albums - two of them are London productions of US musicals, and one isn't.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Jennifer on December 06, 2010, 05:34:39 PM
It is cold and snowy here today!
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: George on December 06, 2010, 05:36:23 PM
The cast album releases are not recent and none of them have ever been available on CD before - it's really exciting, actually, and one of them, I think, will have people over the moon.  And the other two aren't chopped liver.  I love these UK cast albums - two of them are London productions of US musicals, and one isn't.

Any other hints??

;)
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: bk on December 06, 2010, 05:38:30 PM
Not quite yet - want to have firm confirmation that these our 100% happening.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Jane on December 06, 2010, 05:45:56 PM
I'm hoping the weather will be nicer than predicted tomorrow and Wednesday.  Tomorrow for pleasure, Wednesday cuz I have two important appointments.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Jane on December 06, 2010, 06:04:09 PM
I have dinner dishes to wash.  At least I'm not this poor guy ;)
(http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlDC/files/original/dirty-dishes.jpg)
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Ginny on December 06, 2010, 06:10:12 PM
OK, I'm about to brave the cold to run errands - using my very own car!  Rob's home from Michigan for a couple of weeks, so now we're a 2-car/3-people household.

Bye for now!

Nice you will have him home for so long.

Ginny, I think you should begin layer more.  Wear a scarf around your neck, a hat, and gloves.

Yes, DR Jane, I wore all that and still found it too cold for me to be outside.  Fortunately, when I got home, there were 2 helpful guys here to carry the groceries in from the car.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Jane on December 06, 2010, 06:11:52 PM
Try wrapping the scarf over your mouth & nose.  Not breathing the cold helps.  If you are still cold there wear two layers of cuddle duds.  Are you wearing a warm vest amongst your layers?
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Jane on December 06, 2010, 06:13:09 PM
To go out for a walk or hike I can wear six to seven layers plus the scarf, hat & gloves.  One of those layers is a vest, the other a sweatshirt with a hood to pull up over my hat. 
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Ginny on December 06, 2010, 06:13:12 PM
I have been doing the "Getting Ready Rag," preparing for tomorrow's grantwriters' meetings.  It will be my last as a board member - YAY!
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: bk on December 06, 2010, 06:23:07 PM
Okay, who is errant and truant around here - I want the names.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Ginny on December 06, 2010, 06:23:16 PM
Great advice, Jane, but I've decided that if I need that much clothing it's probably too cold for me to be outside for any period of time.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 06, 2010, 06:31:57 PM
Good Evening!

It's cold in New York City. In fact, it feels like "January cold".  Brrrrrr!!!!!
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Jane on December 06, 2010, 06:32:33 PM
I have been doing the "Getting Ready Rag," preparing for tomorrow's grantwriters' meetings.  It will be my last as a board member - YAY!

Yay!!!
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Jane on December 06, 2010, 06:33:42 PM
Great advice, Jane, but I've decided that if I need that much clothing it's probably too cold for me to be outside for any period of time.

Not really because then you will be warm.  My layers on not confining or overly bulky, just warm.  The nice thing about layering is I can remove them as I warm up.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 06, 2010, 06:36:26 PM
Cranberries!
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 06, 2010, 06:36:46 PM
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Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 06, 2010, 06:39:09 PM
The cast album releases are not recent and none of them have ever been available on CD before - it's really exciting, actually, and one of them, I think, will have people over the moon.  And the other two aren't chopped liver.  I love these UK cast albums - two of them are London productions of US musicals, and one isn't.

Ooooh!!! 1776, maybe?
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 06, 2010, 06:45:07 PM
The cast album releases are not recent and none of them have ever been available on CD before - it's really exciting, actually, and one of them, I think, will have people over the moon.  And the other two aren't chopped liver.  I love these UK cast albums - two of them are London productions of US musicals, and one isn't.

Ooooh!!! 1776, maybe?

Blondel? ;)
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 06, 2010, 06:47:03 PM
Today was cookie making day.  I did rum balls, pressed spritz sugar cookies, and oatmeal chocolate chip.  I also tried a Martha Stewart gingerbread man recipe, but they came out more cake-like than hard cookie-like--too delecate in texture to make gingerbread men that would remain intact until Christmas.  So I made just plain round cookies with the rest of the batter.

All cookies are now wrapped and packed safely away from my sweet tooth...
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Jane on December 06, 2010, 06:48:53 PM
Yum!!!
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 06, 2010, 06:49:55 PM
I'm watching Martha Stewart make cookies now on the Cooking Channel.  Her gingerbread men seem to be the right consistancy.  What did she leave out of the recipe in her magazine?
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: vixmom on December 06, 2010, 06:59:14 PM
feel better vibes fro Mike S
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: vixmom on December 06, 2010, 06:59:57 PM
How are you feeling, Jose?
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 06, 2010, 07:00:09 PM
One type of cookie that my sister and I liked making when we were kids was a stained glass window cookie.  Using a sugar cookie dough, you cut shapes with holes in the center, then dropped colored sugar in the holes when the cookies were on the baking sheet.  The colored sugar melts when baking and makes a "stained glass" in the center.  They were very cool looking (especially when we got creative and made shapes like peace signs.)  Trouble was, no one really wanted to eat them, and if anyone did, they would have to break the cookie away from the stained glass parts, which was usually thrown away.  I guess they are probably only meant for display, like gingerbread houses...
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: vixmom on December 06, 2010, 07:00:22 PM
baby its cooooold out there
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: vixmom on December 06, 2010, 07:00:51 PM
I saw snow flurries on the way to work
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: vixmom on December 06, 2010, 07:04:11 PM
My grandmother and then my Mom used to make wonderful cookies every Christmas

It was a almond cresecent- it was full of butter, chopped almonds, and shaped lieka crescent moon,  After it was baked they would rollt hem in confectioners sugar -

absolutely delicous
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: vixmom on December 06, 2010, 07:04:33 PM
I must find the recipe
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: vixmom on December 06, 2010, 07:07:44 PM
from the time I was 12, I babysat, I was a "mother's helper" and I was a newspaper carrier... when I turned 16 I got a job as  cashier at the Waldbaums supermarket -- that was back in the days when you had to read the price tags and ring in the prices, and figure out the change all by  yourself


Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 06, 2010, 07:09:20 PM
Mmmm--they sound yummy, DR Vixmom!
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 06, 2010, 07:10:41 PM
Watching Martha Stewart do things has a very calming effect on me.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Laura on December 06, 2010, 07:16:09 PM
I like Martha Stewart. She can make anything.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: vixmom on December 06, 2010, 07:17:17 PM
During the summer between high school and college (1975)  I worked at a government miltary subcontracter in the drafting department.  I took the blueprints and usingeh special acmera we photographed them and reduced them to mictofiche copies in key punch cards (remember them?) and tehm work teh key punch to code the cards and then file them away



we were working on a radar system for the space shuttle


so in a miniscule way I was part of the US space exploration project

   
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: vixmom on December 06, 2010, 07:18:08 PM
I like Martha Stewart. She can make anything.

 I could make anything with an endless supply of money and assistants
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 06, 2010, 07:18:20 PM
Today was cookie making day.  I did rum balls, pressed spritz sugar cookies, and oatmeal chocolate chip.  I also tried a Martha Stewart gingerbread man recipe, but they came out more cake-like than hard cookie-like--too delecate in texture to make gingerbread men that would remain intact until Christmas.  So I made just plain round cookies with the rest of the batter.

All cookies are now wrapped and packed safely away from my sweet tooth...

I believe Martha Stewart has two different gingerbread cookie/men recipes...

Could it have been your oven temps? Your butter? Your flour? Maybe there was a bit too much baking powder and/or soda? ???
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: vixmom on December 06, 2010, 07:18:44 PM
my that sounded very bitchy
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: vixmom on December 06, 2010, 07:19:13 PM
not Jose, me
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: vixmom on December 06, 2010, 07:19:33 PM
I have a stuffy nose and a sore throat
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 06, 2010, 07:19:58 PM
How are you feeling, Jose?

I'm feeling fine, DR vixmom. -Thanks for asking.

*I'm just hoping I didn't it push it with the slightly spicy Japanese ramen I had for dinner earlier.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 06, 2010, 07:20:39 PM
I think I will start a new tradition and make one hand-made ornament for my tree every year.  It would have been nice if I thought of this idea twenty-five years ago, but what the hey, right?
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 06, 2010, 07:21:28 PM
Today was cookie making day.  I did rum balls, pressed spritz sugar cookies, and oatmeal chocolate chip.  I also tried a Martha Stewart gingerbread man recipe, but they came out more cake-like than hard cookie-like--too delecate in texture to make gingerbread men that would remain intact until Christmas.  So I made just plain round cookies with the rest of the batter.

All cookies are now wrapped and packed safely away from my sweet tooth...

I believe Martha Stewart has two different gingerbread cookie/men recipes...

Could it have been your oven temps? Your butter? Your flour? Maybe there was a bit too much baking powder and/or soda? ???

It was probably the cook.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 06, 2010, 07:22:20 PM
One type of cookie that my sister and I liked making when we were kids was a stained glass window cookie.  Using a sugar cookie dough, you cut shapes with holes in the center, then dropped colored sugar in the holes when the cookies were on the baking sheet.  The colored sugar melts when baking and makes a "stained glass" in the center.  They were very cool looking (especially when we got creative and made shapes like peace signs.)  Trouble was, no one really wanted to eat them, and if anyone did, they would have to break the cookie away from the stained glass parts, which was usually thrown away.  I guess they are probably only meant for display, like gingerbread houses...

I love(d) those stained-glass cookies! -And I would eat the stained-glass part.

I don't think I ever used colored sugars for the "glass". Instead, I usually used crushed sour balls or Lifesavers.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Jane on December 06, 2010, 07:23:15 PM
DR Vixmom, I hope you feel better tomorrow and aren't sick.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 06, 2010, 07:24:40 PM
Today was cookie making day.  I did rum balls, pressed spritz sugar cookies, and oatmeal chocolate chip.  I also tried a Martha Stewart gingerbread man recipe, but they came out more cake-like than hard cookie-like--too delecate in texture to make gingerbread men that would remain intact until Christmas.  So I made just plain round cookies with the rest of the batter.

All cookies are now wrapped and packed safely away from my sweet tooth...

I believe Martha Stewart has two different gingerbread cookie/men recipes...

Could it have been your oven temps? Your butter? Your flour? Maybe there was a bit too much baking powder and/or soda? ???

It was probably the cook.

I've also found that it helps to let gingerbread cookie dough sit for a while - even overnight - before rolling and baking it.  -If that helps...
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 06, 2010, 07:25:57 PM
One type of cookie that my sister and I liked making when we were kids was a stained glass window cookie.  Using a sugar cookie dough, you cut shapes with holes in the center, then dropped colored sugar in the holes when the cookies were on the baking sheet.  The colored sugar melts when baking and makes a "stained glass" in the center.  They were very cool looking (especially when we got creative and made shapes like peace signs.)  Trouble was, no one really wanted to eat them, and if anyone did, they would have to break the cookie away from the stained glass parts, which was usually thrown away.  I guess they are probably only meant for display, like gingerbread houses...

I love(d) those stained-glass cookies! -And I would eat the stained-glass part.

I don't think I ever used colored sugars for the "glass". Instead, I usually used crushed sour balls or Lifesavers.

Urp! Yep, you're right--we used Lifesavers.  The colored sugar was for general cookie decorating.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 06, 2010, 07:27:26 PM
I saw snow flurries on the way to work

I was very happy when I finally some flurries earlier. :)
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: elmore3003 on December 06, 2010, 07:29:15 PM
I had potential great news for cast album lovers - I'd say it looks like it's about ninety percent certain and we'll just be pending approval this week - but if it happens we'll have three great UK cast albums to release very soon.

I hope one of them is the Laurence Harvey production of CAMELOT!
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 06, 2010, 07:31:05 PM
Today was cookie making day.  I did rum balls, pressed spritz sugar cookies, and oatmeal chocolate chip.  I also tried a Martha Stewart gingerbread man recipe, but they came out more cake-like than hard cookie-like--too delecate in texture to make gingerbread men that would remain intact until Christmas.  So I made just plain round cookies with the rest of the batter.

All cookies are now wrapped and packed safely away from my sweet tooth...

I believe Martha Stewart has two different gingerbread cookie/men recipes...

Could it have been your oven temps? Your butter? Your flour? Maybe there was a bit too much baking powder and/or soda? ???

It was probably the cook.

I've also found that it helps to let gingerbread cookie dough sit for a while - even overnight - before rolling and baking it.  -If that helps...

Yeah, my mom would do that with all her cookie dough whenever she made the "good" cookies.  When my sister and I made them, we would do everything in one day, but our cookie-making was basically a Christmas time activity.  I guess I'm still in that way of thinking.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 06, 2010, 07:31:05 PM
I have a stuffy nose and a sore throat

:-\

~~~~~DON'T GET SICK(ER) VIBES FOR DR VIXMOM~~~~~
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 06, 2010, 07:32:22 PM
* * * * *  Cold Prevention Vibes for DR Vixmom  * * * * *
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: George on December 06, 2010, 07:35:48 PM
To go out for a walk or hike I can wear six to seven layers plus the scarf, hat & gloves.  One of those layers is a vest, the other a sweatshirt with a hood to pull up over my hat. 

Anything like Randy's snowsuite from "A Christmas Story"??

(http://kevinslowey.mlblogs.com/Randy%20Snowsuit.jpg)

;)
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Jane on December 06, 2010, 07:38:27 PM
To go out for a walk or hike I can wear six to seven layers plus the scarf, hat & gloves.  One of those layers is a vest, the other a sweatshirt with a hood to pull up over my hat. 

Anything like Randy's snowsuite from "A Christmas Story"??

(http://kevinslowey.mlblogs.com/Randy%20Snowsuit.jpg)

;)

I have looked like that-lol
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: elmore3003 on December 06, 2010, 07:39:09 PM
I have returned from my 2.5 hour work session with naked Hercules Zak Stains, who was in his pajamas. We've now gone through the original McGlinn inventory lists of things he sold to the Library of Congress in 1998 with the LoC inventory of what he actually sent them. On Thursday we will pull the music he didn't ship to them, the crook!

The music I sent to the baritone for theJanuary recording session arrived today, so Jonathan Michie is now set to go. That and my work with Zak were the two good things to happen today; everything else was really off-kilter. The wife-beating Mexican on the fourth floor gave me hell in the basement about not speaking to him on the street and my comment was "when did you see me on the street?" What I wanted to say was, why would I want to upset you, you vicious turd? You're a wife-beating piece of viciousness and you terrify me."
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 06, 2010, 07:42:29 PM
Zak was in his pajamas, DR Elmore?...
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: George on December 06, 2010, 07:44:33 PM
To go out for a walk or hike I can wear six to seven layers plus the scarf, hat & gloves.  One of those layers is a vest, the other a sweatshirt with a hood to pull up over my hat. 

Anything like Randy's snowsuite from "A Christmas Story"??

"Snowsuite"?? ::)
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: George on December 06, 2010, 07:45:57 PM
The cast album releases are not recent and none of them have ever been available on CD before - it's really exciting, actually, and one of them, I think, will have people over the moon.  And the other two aren't chopped liver.  I love these UK cast albums - two of them are London productions of US musicals, and one isn't.

Ooooh!!! 1776, maybe?

:o

YES, PLEASE!!!! ;D
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: George on December 06, 2010, 07:47:04 PM
My grandmother and then my Mom used to make wonderful cookies every Christmas

It was a almond cresecent- it was full of butter, chopped almonds, and shaped lieka crescent moon,  After it was baked they would rollt hem in confectioners sugar -

absolutely delicous

These sound exactly like what my (German) mom makes every year.  They are delicious!
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: George on December 06, 2010, 07:47:26 PM
PAGE SIX TIME-FOR-ME-TO-GO-HOME DANCE!!

Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 06, 2010, 07:48:45 PM
Safe drive home, DR George!
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: elmore3003 on December 06, 2010, 07:56:28 PM
Zak was in his pajamas, DR Elmore?...

Still is, for all I know!
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: JMK on December 06, 2010, 08:12:47 PM
The cast album releases are not recent and none of them have ever been available on CD before - it's really exciting, actually, and one of them, I think, will have people over the moon.  And the other two aren't chopped liver.  I love these UK cast albums - two of them are London productions of US musicals, and one isn't.

Ooooh!!! 1776, maybe?

Blondel? ;)

Blondel's been out on CD (2 CD actually) for-evah!
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 06, 2010, 08:15:31 PM
The cast album releases are not recent and none of them have ever been available on CD before - it's really exciting, actually, and one of them, I think, will have people over the moon.  And the other two aren't chopped liver.  I love these UK cast albums - two of them are London productions of US musicals, and one isn't.

Ooooh!!! 1776, maybe?

Blondel? ;)

Blondel's been out on CD (2 CD actually) for-evah!

Ah, I guess I never looked for it. I still have the LPs, as well as the Vocal Selections.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Cillaliz on December 06, 2010, 08:18:13 PM
My first real job (I baby sat a little, but not much) was the summer I turned 14. I was the only employee at Jeff and Mabel's Shoppe.  It was a little grocery store attached to Jeff and Mabel's house.  Jeff was an invalid and Mabel couldn't lift anything, so I did a lot of lifting. I worked 40 hours a week 8-12 and 3-7. I can't remember what my day's off were, but they weren't weekends
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: vixmom on December 06, 2010, 08:39:51 PM
sleepy night night
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Ginny on December 06, 2010, 08:47:15 PM
Goodnight, DR Vixmom - I'm turning in, too...
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: bk on December 06, 2010, 08:47:46 PM
Finished with my viewing.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: JMK on December 06, 2010, 08:54:23 PM
I believe I made quite a killing, back in the day, selling an extra copy of Blondel on eBay I had gotten somehow.  I know it went for hundreds of dollars, but I can't remember how much.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: JMK on December 06, 2010, 08:54:52 PM
I love Blondel.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: JMK on December 06, 2010, 08:55:22 PM
I vote for you to raid the EMI vaults and finally release THE GOOD OLD BAD OLD DAYS on CD, BK.
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: JMK on December 06, 2010, 08:56:16 PM
Former reader Tomovoz and I actually saw that show in the West End, also back in the day.  (Not at the same time, at least probably--we didn't know each other then).
Title: Re: GALOSHES
Post by: Jennifer on December 06, 2010, 08:57:30 PM
To go out for a walk or hike I can wear six to seven layers plus the scarf, hat & gloves.  One of those layers is a vest, the other a sweatshirt with a hood to pull up over my hat. 

You guys should get hot headz. I've heard they are super warm!

http://shoes-handbags.hsn.com/hot-headz-6-in-1-hood_p-4286659_xp.aspx
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Post by: Jennifer on December 06, 2010, 08:58:51 PM
To go out for a walk or hike I can wear six to seven layers plus the scarf, hat & gloves.  One of those layers is a vest, the other a sweatshirt with a hood to pull up over my hat. 

How cold would it have to be to wear that many layers? You need a warmer jacket!  With a warm jacket i could go out if it was really cold with 3 layers max.
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Post by: Jennifer on December 06, 2010, 09:00:01 PM
Great advice, Jane, but I've decided that if I need that much clothing it's probably too cold for me to be outside for any period of time.

Not really because then you will be warm.  My layers on not confining or overly bulky, just warm.  The nice thing about layering is I can remove them as I warm up.

How can you remove them if you're outside?  Wouldn't your jacket be the top layer? I would not take off my jacket in the cold!
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Post by: Jennifer on December 06, 2010, 09:01:49 PM
My mom made really good Chanukah cookies this weekend. I helped decorate them. They are so good. I can't stop eating them.
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Post by: bk on December 06, 2010, 09:39:12 PM
I vote for you to raid the EMI vaults and finally release THE GOOD OLD BAD OLD DAYS on CD, BK.

Interestingly those are the vaults I raided, but the Newley show isn't showing up for them, paperwork-wise, and until it does it can't be done.
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Post by: MBarnum on December 06, 2010, 09:45:10 PM
Today was cookie making day.  I did rum balls, pressed spritz sugar cookies, and oatmeal chocolate chip.  I also tried a Martha Stewart gingerbread man recipe, but they came out more cake-like than hard cookie-like--too delecate in texture to make gingerbread men that would remain intact until Christmas.  So I made just plain round cookies with the rest of the batter.

All cookies are now wrapped and packed safely away from my sweet tooth...


I do hope I remembered to give you my new address.
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Post by: George on December 06, 2010, 10:03:27 PM
I love Blondel.

I do, too.  I used to have the CD, but it got stolen last year with a whole bunch of other CDs. :P Anyway, I was able to (shh...don't tell anyone) copy the recording.  It's out of print and I also still have the LP, so I don't feel bad about copying it. :)
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Post by: George on December 06, 2010, 10:11:58 PM
Has anyone heard the 2006 revival/revisal (http://castalbums.org/recordings/Blondel_2006_London_Revival_Cast/13866)?