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Title: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: bk on December 14, 2010, 01:52:11 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes were beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - they're also beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
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Post by: bk on December 14, 2010, 01:55:35 AM
And the word of the day is: VENTIFACT!
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Post by: bk on December 14, 2010, 01:56:23 AM
And a very happy haineshisway.com birthday wish to former dear reader tomovoz.
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Post by: Ben on December 14, 2010, 03:38:30 AM
Morning all.

That is all.
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Post by: elmore3003 on December 14, 2010, 04:07:28 AM
Good morning, all! I slept quite poorly, but, since I did sleep about thirteen hours yesterday, I can't be too surprised. I figure by 8pm tonight I'll be comatose. Much as I'd like to stay in another day in an attempt to shake this cold, I have to deal with closing the McGlinn estate by Dec 31 and pulling music for the Library of Congress. After that, I believe have a meeting at Toyland. It may not occur because I never heard back yesterday from this person paying a visit. If it soesn't, I have other things to accomplish there.



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Post by: elmore3003 on December 14, 2010, 04:08:18 AM
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Healthy Vibes to DR Ben! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Post by: Michael on December 14, 2010, 04:10:24 AM
TOD
Haven't touch a box of chocolates in a long time. Never subscribed to the notion that life was like one.

But when I did, I liked the solid milk chocolates and then ones with caramels.

Hated the Turkish Delghts. Never could figure out what the delight was made of.
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Post by: Michael on December 14, 2010, 04:23:43 AM
Catching UP With the notes from the lat few days:

Favorite Alan Jay Lerner Sons

On A Clear Day
Come Back To Me
He/She Wasn't You
Hurry It's Lovely Up Here

Duet For One

If Ever I Would Leave You

I Could Have Danced All Night

It's Time For A Love Song
One More Walk Around The Garden

Too Late Now

Ballad Of No Name City
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Post by: Michael on December 14, 2010, 04:32:47 AM
Belated birthday wishes to DR Ginny
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Post by: Michael on December 14, 2010, 04:33:26 AM
Belated birthday wishes to our beloved leader Bruce Kimmel
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Post by: Michael on December 14, 2010, 04:35:00 AM
Music of Our Lives TOD

If it would ever happen the song would be

I Chose Right (from Baby)
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Post by: Michael on December 14, 2010, 04:38:10 AM
Belate Birthday wishes to Michael Barnum
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Post by: Ben on December 14, 2010, 04:39:53 AM
97.9 is in the normal range for a temperature. I just took it (my temperature). I'm sure they will take it again at the doctor's office when I get in.
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Post by: Michael on December 14, 2010, 04:41:18 AM
97.9 is in the normal range for a temperature. I just took it (my temperature). I'm sure they will take it again at the doctor's office when I get in.

Feel Better!!!
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Post by: Michael on December 14, 2010, 04:46:27 AM
OLD TOPIC OF THE DAY

Recurring Dream

As a child I would have a recurring dream but with a "special guest star" playing one the same role over the years. Memory serves they were Roger Moore, Don Adams, Sean Connery. The plot was basically took place in a small European town possible Spain or Italy. It was a Sunday and the bad guy planted a bomb in the church where th whole town was. Me and the special gues star had to figure out where it was and then save everyone. The dream ended as the two huge doors of the church closed by themselves and the church blew up. The explosion would always ake me up
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Post by: Michael on December 14, 2010, 04:55:23 AM
When one is still recovering from their hospital stay. One misses a lot.

Mucho belated birthday wishes to DR Jane.

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Post by: Laura on December 14, 2010, 04:56:24 AM
Are you feeling better now, Michael S.?
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Post by: Druxy on December 14, 2010, 06:27:24 AM
TOD:

I am a chocoholic!
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 14, 2010, 06:32:56 AM
chocolate with MAPLE inside.
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Post by: Jennifer on December 14, 2010, 06:42:58 AM
Happy Birthday to tomovoz. Miss him!
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Post by: Jennifer on December 14, 2010, 06:45:40 AM
DR Jose and other TAR fans. I was reading something and happened to come across a list for TAR 18. It was the same as my list. But one team is different. Instead of Michael and Kevin from season 17 they had Ron and Christina (which I actually think may be right) since I remember reading this a while ago.

TAR 18- unfinished business
Kynt and Vyxsin
Amanda and Kris
Jaime and Cara
Kisha and Jen
Margie and Luke
Mel and Mike
Flight Time and Big Easy
Zev and Justin
Jet and Cord
Gary and Mallory
Michael and Kevin or Ron and Christina.

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Post by: Jennifer on December 14, 2010, 06:45:49 AM
There is a new GOOD WIFE tonight.
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Post by: Jennifer on December 14, 2010, 06:48:00 AM
Someone at my library emailed me. I think they found out what happened last week when my reservation went missing.

Apparently YA books are bought be the children's librarian.  The book I wanted was an adult book but it is under the young adult heading. So my reservation was in the adult suggestion box. And the person who got the book's suggestion was in the children's suggestion box.

Sort of a dumb system. The children's librarian said she would try to always check the adult suggestion box from now on so this didn't happen again.  And they will be computerizing suggestions (which they should have done long ago) hopefully soon.
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jennifer on December 14, 2010, 06:49:00 AM
Gosh we keep having so much snow here. Yuck yuck and yuck. I really hope it will hold off tomorrow afternoon and evening as my dad is having a birthday party. And my sister won't drive in a snowstorm. So i'm not sure what we would do.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 14, 2010, 06:51:36 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up... And there's a very light - and very pretty - dusting of snow in/on the backyard. :)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 14, 2010, 06:52:16 AM
*Of course, our forecasted high temp today is only supposed to be 28, so... At least it looks pretty (for now).
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 14, 2010, 06:53:07 AM
DR Cillaliz - Glad you enjoyed A Chorus Line.

*DR George - And I believe the same tour will be heading to Olympia.
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Post by: Jennifer on December 14, 2010, 06:53:12 AM
At Christmas my aunt usually has boxes of chocolates. My favorite part is looking at the little booklet and seeing all the different kinds. I used to love doing this when i was little!  I like caramel and those filled with cherry cream. I do like milk chocolate better than dark.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 14, 2010, 06:58:47 AM
~~~~~CONTINUED REST AND RECOVERY VIBES FOR DR MICHAEL S~~~~~
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 14, 2010, 06:59:24 AM
~~~~~GOOD HEALTH VIBES FOR DR BEN~~~~~
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 14, 2010, 07:01:13 AM
PAGE TWO BOX OF CHOCOLATES DANCE!!

(http://www.russellstover.com/images/us/local/products/detail/7098_dt.jpg)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 14, 2010, 07:06:45 AM
As for the Topic of the Day...

Nut Clusters - Especially Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds
Caramel-Nut Clusters
Caramels
Nut-Caramels
"Chews"
Nougats - "Roman" Nougats, in particular
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 14, 2010, 07:08:03 AM
Oh...

And I like Cream Centers too. I usually start with Coconut, then move on to Chocolate, Coffee/Mocha, Strawberry, Cherry, Orange, Lemon...
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 14, 2010, 07:08:29 AM
Of course...

By that time, there's usually nothing left in the box of chocolates.  ;)
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 14, 2010, 07:13:43 AM
* * * * *  Recovery Vibes for DR Michael S  * * * * *
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 14, 2010, 07:14:05 AM
* * * * *  Health Vibes for DR Ben  * * * * *
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 14, 2010, 07:15:27 AM
TOD:

Caramels and Creams are my favorites!

Chocolate covered toffee is my least fav.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 14, 2010, 07:18:11 AM
TOD:

Caramels and Creams are my favorites!

Chocolate covered toffee is my least fav.

OOOHH!!!

The Toffees! I'll have yours, DR Dan (the Man).
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 14, 2010, 07:18:18 AM
The Whitman's Sampler was the best!
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on December 14, 2010, 07:23:22 AM
And the word of the day is: VENTIFACT!

And The Song Of The Day Is:  DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 14, 2010, 07:24:06 AM
If you want to tease yourself, take a look at the candy offerings at The Vermont Country Store (http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/products/all-natural-food-and-classic-candy/chocolate-candy-bars-and-candies.html).
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on December 14, 2010, 07:25:11 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO TOMOVOZ

Maybe He'll Visit Today
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 14, 2010, 07:27:58 AM
I was planning on going out and shopping today, but it looks way too cold out there.  I think I will spend the day putting up my Hallmark Ornament tree...
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 14, 2010, 07:29:06 AM
! ! ! ! !  HAPPY  BIRTHDAY  TO  TOMOVOZ  ! ! ! ! !
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 14, 2010, 07:32:52 AM
The Whitman's Sampler was the best!

It was always a competition between me and my brothers for the "sampler man". -Which, of course, was/is the simplest piece in the box - solid milk chocolate.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 14, 2010, 07:33:34 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TOMOVOZ!!!!!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 14, 2010, 07:37:33 AM
Here's a very interesting list of books:

10 Works of Literature That Were Really Hard to Write (http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/76496)

-Could your write a whole book without using the letter "e"?
-Could you compose a sonnet where each line in the sonnet is an anagram of the title?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 14, 2010, 07:43:30 AM
Hmmm... This could get (more) interesting...

Actress Thora Birch Fired From ‘Dracula’ (http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/14/actress-thora-birch-fired-from-dracula/)

*And I guess Playbill.com should update their lead story accordingly.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 14, 2010, 08:14:43 AM
EEEK!!

Even Hugh Jackman and Oprah are having Spider-Man-like problems!

Hugh Jackman Injured While Filming Oprah Show (http://www.playbill.com/news/article/145824-Hugh-Jackman-Injured-While-Filming-Oprah-Show)
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Post by: Ginny on December 14, 2010, 08:21:32 AM
Tuesday morning greetings!  It's cold and sunny here in SW Ohio - my favorite kind of winter day.  I have some errands - post office, Hallmark store, etc.

Thank you to DR Michael S for the birthday wish - are you feeling better?
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Post by: Ginny on December 14, 2010, 08:27:49 AM
TOD - boxes of chocolates are no longer on my gift list, but I used to go for the caramels first, followed by raisin clusters, almond clusters, and honeycomb chips.  The fruit creams were my least favorite, especially strawberry and lemon.  Orange and raspberry were OK as long as they were covered in dark chocolate.

Now I satisfy my chocolate tooth with Tootsie Pops and Quaker chocolate rice cakes.  Oh, and those hard candies from See's that DR Jane sends from time to time.
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Post by: bk on December 14, 2010, 08:49:42 AM
I'm up, I'm up, after not nearly enough sleep - can't do these late nights anymore.
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Post by: bk on December 14, 2010, 09:16:24 AM
Welcome eight GUESTS.  Why are you all sitting there like so much fish?
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Post by: elmore3003 on December 14, 2010, 09:25:52 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO TOMOVOZ

Maybe He'll Visit Today

I suspect he lurks some days.
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Post by: elmore3003 on December 14, 2010, 09:26:18 AM
Greetings from Toyland! The Inquisition begins around 12:30.
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Post by: elmore3003 on December 14, 2010, 09:30:09 AM
EEEK!!

Even Hugh Jackman and Oprah are having Spider-Man-like problems!

Hugh Jackman Injured While Filming Oprah Show (http://www.playbill.com/news/article/145824-Hugh-Jackman-Injured-While-Filming-Oprah-Show)

Did it occur while he was sitting on the Tom Cruise Couch?
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Post by: bk on December 14, 2010, 09:34:53 AM
I shall shortly be on my way to the Wood of Holly to pick up a CDR, after which I will quickly load it into iTunes, and then get it shipped to the mastering guy.
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Post by: Ginny on December 14, 2010, 09:40:42 AM
I have just ordered 2 tickets for RISE (http://www.rise1961.com), the documentary film about the 1961 US figure skating team that died in a plane crash on their way to the world championships.  One of the tickets is a Christmas present for my mother, who made it clear that all she wants for Christmas is more time with me than she's had in the past several months.
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Post by: FJL on December 14, 2010, 10:20:18 AM
If you're reading, happy birthday, Tomovoz!
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Post by: bk on December 14, 2010, 11:15:05 AM
Picked up the CDR, which, unfortunately, is a mono version instead of stereo.  I'm praying they can get this redone today and that they can Fed Ex directly to the mastering guy.
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Post by: George on December 14, 2010, 11:16:09 AM
~~~~~CONTINUED REST AND RECOVERY VIBES FOR DR MICHAEL S~~~~~

~~~DITTO!!~~~
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Post by: George on December 14, 2010, 11:16:31 AM
~~~~~GOOD HEALTH VIBES FOR DR BEN~~~~~

~~~DITTO, TOO!!~~~
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Post by: George on December 14, 2010, 11:16:41 AM
DR Cillaliz - Glad you enjoyed A Chorus Line.

*DR George - And I believe the same tour will be heading to Olympia.

I was wondering about that...I'll definitely be ushering for it so that I can see the whole thing for free! :D
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Post by: George on December 14, 2010, 11:20:14 AM
A Very Happy Birthday to (former) DR Tomovoz!! ;D

But is it a belated birthday already because they're 18 hours ahead??
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Post by: George on December 14, 2010, 11:37:29 AM
Hmmm... This could get (more) interesting...

Actress Thora Birch Fired From ‘Dracula’ (http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/14/actress-thora-birch-fired-from-dracula/)

*And I guess Playbill.com should update their lead story accordingly.

What's interesting is that all the people involved have famous family connections:

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Mr. Birch and Ms. Birch said that he had been her manager for years. Mr. Birch and Ms. Birch’s mother, Carol Connors, were stars in pornographic films in the 1970s.  Ms. Connors is best known for “Deep Throat.”

...

Ms. Birch has been replaced by her understudy, Emily Bridges, whose father is the actor Beau Bridges; Ms. Bridges’s role will be played by Katharine Luckinbill, whose parents are the actors Laurence Luckinbill and Lucie Arnaz.
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Post by: Druxy on December 14, 2010, 11:41:19 AM
Wouldn't you know it?

The package from the Warner Archive that I was complaining about yesterday arrived today.

It took 2 weeks...but it's here.

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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 14, 2010, 12:24:34 PM
Good Afternoon!

That is all.
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Post by: elmore3003 on December 14, 2010, 01:16:59 PM
The meeting at Toyland was quite good and I hope things resolve themselves to everyone's satisfaction. It's nice to be home and warm after braving the elements.
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Post by: Edisaurus on December 14, 2010, 01:33:05 PM
Happy Birthday to our dear Tomovoz whom I hope will return one day!
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Post by: Edisaurus on December 14, 2010, 01:34:23 PM
Speaking of chocolates, I received a very nice box of Teuscher champagne truffles from our Canadian producer. I think these are about the best chocolates I've ever had. It took an act of sheer will power to share them with friends when they came over. Yummy!
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Post by: Edisaurus on December 14, 2010, 01:35:24 PM
Just finished my tour of duty with TODDLERS AND TIARAS today. I'm really tired. I'm supposed to start on another project here at home but I might just wait until tomorrow.
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Post by: Edisaurus on December 14, 2010, 01:37:10 PM
My other favorite box of chocolates comes from here:
http://www.burdickchocolate.com/

Walpole, NH is where these chocolates, and Ken Burns are based, and I believe he owns stock in this company, too!
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Post by: Edisaurus on December 14, 2010, 01:37:32 PM
Sondheim on Colbert tonight...should be interesting!
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Post by: elmore3003 on December 14, 2010, 01:56:20 PM
Cherry cordials! I want one now.
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Post by: Ginny on December 14, 2010, 02:28:33 PM
Back from Monroe, OH, where I visited the post office and the home of a friend who's a consultant for Longaberger Baskets.  She had a lovely open house and was selling a lot of discontinued items at half price.  She had one of the baskets labeled "Monroe Spirit Basket," because it has accent stripes in blue and yellow.  Of course in came home with me, but it's now a "Michigan Spirit Basket."
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Post by: Edisaurus on December 14, 2010, 03:12:26 PM
I bought tons of candy at Big Lots last night, so tonight I'm going up to Marietta to fill gift bags for my old neighborhood's annual Christmas parade.
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Post by: George on December 14, 2010, 03:21:06 PM
So today, our HR manager sent out this e-mail:

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To All:

New Year's Eve Early Closure – The Library Director has indicated that libraries and the Service Center will close at 6:00PM on Friday, 12/31/2010. 

This is not paid holiday time so staff who are regularly scheduled to work beyond 6:00PM that evening will need to use vacation time or coordinate with their supervisor to adjust their schedule.

Have a safe holiday!

And then a little later, someone from one of the branches sent this e-mail:

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We'll have no problem getting everyone out by 6:00, since all library branches close by 5:00 on Fridays. =)

;D
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Post by: Ginny on December 14, 2010, 03:27:35 PM
So, DR George, administrators a little out of touch with library operations?
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Post by: George on December 14, 2010, 03:46:41 PM
So, DR George, administrators a little out of touch with library operations?

Just a touch. ;)
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Post by: JMK on December 14, 2010, 04:01:48 PM
So, DR George, administrators a little out of touch with library operations?

Just a touch. ;)

I hear some of them are still using the Huey and/or Louie Decimal Systems.   ;D
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Post by: Jane on December 14, 2010, 04:08:28 PM
From Cilla:
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DR Jane, great photos of Sherlock....is it his birthday?
Thanks and no.  I put the tunnel photos on FB for a friend and decided to share them here.  The photos from the trail were taken in July near his fourth birthday.
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Post by: Jane on December 14, 2010, 04:12:59 PM
From Vincent:
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Re: A PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREE
« Reply #222 on: December 13, 2010, 11:48:10 PM »    
Ballerina Jenifer Ringer....

too skinny, too fat, or just right?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/20101213/us_yblog_thelookout/sugar-plum-fairy-doesnt-want-apology-from-critic-who-called-her-fat

The critic didn't call her too fat, just said she'd looked like she ate one sugar plum too many, and he also called a male dancer too fat, but no one's making a fuss over that.

But since Ringer has suffered from anorexia in the past, it was a rather cruel thing to say.

I wonder ow many girls are going to develop anorexia once Michele Obama's school program gets going.
   

I saw the story & think it is cruel to make comments like that anorexia or not.  Supposedly Karen Carpenter developed anorexia after similar comments.

You could be right, while the school program is a step in the right direction it is a long way from reaching the goal of teaching healthy eating habits, IMHO.
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jane on December 14, 2010, 04:14:38 PM
When one is still recovering from their hospital stay. One misses a lot.

Mucho belated birthday wishes to DR Jane.



Thank you.  How are you feeling?  I expect it takes awhile to get your strength back after such an experience.
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jane on December 14, 2010, 04:16:28 PM
Someone at my library emailed me. I think they found out what happened last week when my reservation went missing.

Apparently YA books are bought be the children's librarian.  The book I wanted was an adult book but it is under the young adult heading. So my reservation was in the adult suggestion box. And the person who got the book's suggestion was in the children's suggestion box.

Sort of a dumb system. The children's librarian said she would try to always check the adult suggestion box from now on so this didn't happen again.  And they will be computerizing suggestions (which they should have done long ago) hopefully soon.

I think it is nice they took the time to figure it out.  At least you know they didn't bump you intentionally.
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Post by: Jane on December 14, 2010, 04:17:36 PM
The Whitman's Sampler was the best!

LOL, not in my humble opinion.
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jane on December 14, 2010, 04:18:47 PM
EEEK!!

Even Hugh Jackman and Oprah are having Spider-Man-like problems!

Hugh Jackman Injured While Filming Oprah Show (http://www.playbill.com/news/article/145824-Hugh-Jackman-Injured-While-Filming-Oprah-Show)

Did it occur while he was sitting on the Tom Cruise Couch?

;D
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jane on December 14, 2010, 04:20:18 PM
I have just ordered 2 tickets for RISE (http://www.rise1961.com), the documentary film about the 1961 US figure skating team that died in a plane crash on their way to the world championships.  One of the tickets is a Christmas present for my mother, who made it clear that all she wants for Christmas is more time with me than she's had in the past several months.


Please tell your mother I say she is very lucky to spend so much time with you.  I wish I had a fraction of that with my children.  It is nice having Craig here if only for a short while.
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jane on December 14, 2010, 04:21:16 PM
Hmmm... This could get (more) interesting...

Actress Thora Birch Fired From ‘Dracula’ (http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/14/actress-thora-birch-fired-from-dracula/)

*And I guess Playbill.com should update their lead story accordingly.

What's interesting is that all the people involved have famous family connections:

Quote
Mr. Birch and Ms. Birch said that he had been her manager for years. Mr. Birch and Ms. Birch’s mother, Carol Connors, were stars in pornographic films in the 1970s.  Ms. Connors is best known for “Deep Throat.”

...

Ms. Birch has been replaced by her understudy, Emily Bridges, whose father is the actor Beau Bridges; Ms. Bridges’s role will be played by Katharine Luckinbill, whose parents are the actors Laurence Luckinbill and Lucie Arnaz.

Interesting.
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: George on December 14, 2010, 04:22:11 PM
Sondheim on Colbert tonight...should be interesting!

VERY!  I have my DVR set to record two different broadcasts...just in case one doesn't work. :)
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jane on December 14, 2010, 04:23:04 PM
Speaking of chocolates, I received a very nice box of Teuscher champagne truffles from our Canadian producer. I think these are about the best chocolates I've ever had. It took an act of sheer will power to share them with friends when they came over. Yummy!

When the store were fairly new to the States I used to get their Carmel filled milk chocolate candies.  As the prices went up I fortunately tired of them.
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jane on December 14, 2010, 04:24:09 PM
So today, our HR manager sent out this e-mail:

Quote
To All:

New Year's Eve Early Closure – The Library Director has indicated that libraries and the Service Center will close at 6:00PM on Friday, 12/31/2010. 

This is not paid holiday time so staff who are regularly scheduled to work beyond 6:00PM that evening will need to use vacation time or coordinate with their supervisor to adjust their schedule.

Have a safe holiday!

And then a little later, someone from one of the branches sent this e-mail:

Quote
We'll have no problem getting everyone out by 6:00, since all library branches close by 5:00 on Fridays. =)

;D

LOL ;D
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: Ginny on December 14, 2010, 04:24:46 PM
I have just ordered 2 tickets for RISE (http://www.rise1961.com), the documentary film about the 1961 US figure skating team that died in a plane crash on their way to the world championships.  One of the tickets is a Christmas present for my mother, who made it clear that all she wants for Christmas is more time with me than she's had in the past several months.


Please tell your mother I say she is very lucky to spend so much time with you.  I wish I had a fraction of that with my children.  It is nice having Craig here if only for a short while.

And I am lucky to spend so much time with HER, DR Jane, given that she's 92 years old!
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jane on December 14, 2010, 04:28:00 PM
I agree.  It is hard on us living so far from our families.  Now our children have done to us what we did to our parents.
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jane on December 14, 2010, 04:28:24 PM
For Tomofoz
(http://www.acardandagift.com/images/C5123_Image1.jpg)
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 14, 2010, 04:34:13 PM
Methinks the wraps are off the big Nick Redman (and Craig Spaulding) project to which Mr. BK alluded:

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/homeentertainment/la-et-dvd-vintage-20101214,0,3289441.story


I, for one, am thrilled beyond measure.

Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 14, 2010, 04:35:36 PM
Michael Shayne:  Get well soon!
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 14, 2010, 04:38:53 PM
Tonight is the annual flight home to South Carolina.

The past week has been EXHAUSTING.  So many things to do.  Today has been rather relaxing.  Have been packing in small doses.  I'll be picked up by shuttle in three hours.  My flight leaves at 9:40 p.m.   Will be in SC tomorrow morning around 10 a.m. est.

Am currently watching/listening to the Blu-ray of "Polar Express".

Earlier today, I dabbled with the Blu-rays of "Inception" and "Eclipse."

In both cases, there is far too much smoochy-smoochy stuff going down.  What is it today with films in which the actors have to smooch loudly and smackily?  I don't want to hear that stuff.

It's bad enough that the kisses go on and on and on...with all the slurpy/smacking sounds.

It really brings the films' proceedings to a screeching halt. 

Oh, well....
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jennifer on December 14, 2010, 04:47:05 PM
Someone at my library emailed me. I think they found out what happened last week when my reservation went missing.

Apparently YA books are bought be the children's librarian.  The book I wanted was an adult book but it is under the young adult heading. So my reservation was in the adult suggestion box. And the person who got the book's suggestion was in the children's suggestion box.

Sort of a dumb system. The children's librarian said she would try to always check the adult suggestion box from now on so this didn't happen again.  And they will be computerizing suggestions (which they should have done long ago) hopefully soon.

I think it is nice they took the time to figure it out.  At least you know they didn't bump you intentionally.

Oh i knew they didn't bump me intentionally.  But I was mad especially since I had made the effort the week before to make sure my reservation was not lost.

I had no idea that the children's librarian had the YA book suggestions. So at least this cleared up a few things. Plus she sounded like she took my suggestions seriously.
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jennifer on December 14, 2010, 04:47:36 PM
I put Sondheim on Colbert to record. IT is marked for the Comedy network. Hopefully the shows are on the same day as the US.
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jennifer on December 14, 2010, 04:48:53 PM
Someone at my library emailed me. I think they found out what happened last week when my reservation went missing.

Apparently YA books are bought be the children's librarian.  The book I wanted was an adult book but it is under the young adult heading. So my reservation was in the adult suggestion box. And the person who got the book's suggestion was in the children's suggestion box.

Sort of a dumb system. The children's librarian said she would try to always check the adult suggestion box from now on so this didn't happen again.  And they will be computerizing suggestions (which they should have done long ago) hopefully soon.

I think it is nice they took the time to figure it out.  At least you know they didn't bump you intentionally.

Oh and they only took the time to figure it out because i emailed them about it. But still it was good service and nice that they did it. I actually think that the children's librarian wanted to understand what had happened.
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jennifer on December 14, 2010, 04:49:35 PM
Travel vibes to DR RonP! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: elmore3003 on December 14, 2010, 04:57:06 PM
DR Ben just telephoned me. He will E&T for the next couple of days. He is being admitted to Beth Israel Hospital for appendicitis.

The appendix is too inflamed to be removed so the doctors are treating it with large doses of antibiotics. In January they will assess the next step. We spoke very briefly and he is waiting for a room. I will talk to him tomorrow once he's settled. He expects to be in through Thursday or Friday.
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: George on December 14, 2010, 05:01:11 PM
DR Ben just telephoned me. He will E&T for the next couple of days. He is being admitted to Beth Israel Hospital for appendicitis.

The appendix is too inflamed to be removed so the doctors are treating it with large doses of antibiotics. In January they will assess the next step. We spoke very briefly and he is waiting for a room. I will talk to him tomorrow once he's settled. He expects to be in through Thursday or Friday.

:o

~~~SUPER HEALTH VIBES FOR DR BEN!!~~~
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: Laura on December 14, 2010, 05:05:10 PM
Oh dear! Vibes to DR Ben!!!!
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: Laura on December 14, 2010, 05:05:23 PM
Safe travels, Ron Pulliam!
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: Cillaliz on December 14, 2010, 05:11:34 PM
Tonight is the annual flight home to South Carolina.

The past week has been EXHAUSTING.  So many things to do.  Today has been rather relaxing.  Have been packing in small doses.  I'll be picked up by shuttle in three hours.  My flight leaves at 9:40 p.m.   Will be in SC tomorrow morning around 10 a.m. est.

Am currently watching/listening to the Blu-ray of "Polar Express".

Earlier today, I dabbled with the Blu-rays of "Inception" and "Eclipse."

In both cases, there is far too much smoochy-smoochy stuff going down.  What is it today with films in which the actors have to smooch loudly and smackily?  I don't want to hear that stuff.

It's bad enough that the kisses go on and on and on...with all the slurpy/smacking sounds.

It really brings the films' proceedings to a screeching halt. 

Oh, well....

Safe travels, Ron P and have a wonderful time!!
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: Cillaliz on December 14, 2010, 05:13:33 PM
DR Ben just telephoned me. He will E&T for the next couple of days. He is being admitted to Beth Israel Hospital for appendicitis.

The appendix is too inflamed to be removed so the doctors are treating it with large doses of antibiotics. In January they will assess the next step. We spoke very briefly and he is waiting for a room. I will talk to him tomorrow once he's settled. He expects to be in through Thursday or Friday.

OH NO!!!!   VIBES FOR A SPEEDY RECOVERY FOR DR BEN~~~~~~~~
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: Cillaliz on December 14, 2010, 05:15:11 PM
Happy Birthday DR Tomovoz.....wherever you may be
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: bk on December 14, 2010, 05:17:55 PM
Crazy day.  Did my errands and whatnot, dealt with the CDR mono thing, which, as it turns out, is correct - the "stereo" LP release was mono, maybe gussied up with a little electronic processing.  So, mono it is, and we found two bonus tracks, which is fun.  Sent the CDR to the mastering guy, had a sandwich and onion rings, did the Costco run, got approval on the packaging of one release, and now am getting ready for tonight's release partay, which I'm sort of not even looking forward to going to.  I'll probably only stay an hour or so.  Also, the insured priority package that should have been here on Saturday (two packages were sent from the same person at the same time - one arrived on Saturday, the other is still MIA) - we called the post office and they said the insurance isn't trackable (even though the guy was told it was) and that we now get to play a waiting game for the next twenty-one days, which is the soonest a claim can be filed.  The post office thinks it will arrive.  I hope they're right.  Had a nice visit with Mr. Art Man and did do a trade and got two new fun pieces.
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: elmore3003 on December 14, 2010, 05:29:44 PM
Safe travels, Ron Pulliam!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Travel Vibes to Ron! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: Ginny on December 14, 2010, 05:34:29 PM
Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about DR Ben, but glad he's being treated!  It's a real bummer to get sick when you're already on vacation, though.

DR Elmore, thank you for keeping us informed - please give him best regards from Richard and me.
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: Ginny on December 14, 2010, 05:36:40 PM
Travel vibes for DR Ron Pulliam - wave when you fly over Ohio!
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: George on December 14, 2010, 05:49:40 PM
~~~Additional Travel Vibes for DR Ron Pulliam!!~~~
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 14, 2010, 06:02:04 PM
Does anyone still have an appendix?


Vibes for a complete recovery for DR Ben!
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: KevinH on December 14, 2010, 06:07:52 PM
Feel better vibes for DR Ben!
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: FJL on December 14, 2010, 06:37:46 PM
Vibes to dear DR Ben!
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: Cillaliz on December 14, 2010, 06:46:23 PM
Did I mention that last night there was all kinds of racket going on, so I assumed that it was Ricky and got up all mad at him. I didn't realize until this morning that it was the deer!! They bent the metal shepard's hook holding my birdfeeder and drug the feeder out into the middle of the yard!  Good grief.  I think they are really hungry, but they are just causing too much damage this year.  I know it's the deer because there are tracks everywhere.   So no more food for the birds.
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: Cillaliz on December 14, 2010, 06:47:20 PM
Ricky was climbing the shelves in my closet and clothes were strewn on the floor, so he wasn't totally innocent
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jane on December 14, 2010, 06:50:04 PM


In both cases, there is far too much smoochy-smoochy stuff going down.  What is it today with films in which the actors have to smooch loudly and smackily?  I don't want to hear that stuff.

It's bad enough that the kisses go on and on and on...with all the slurpy/smacking sounds.

It really brings the films' proceedings to a screeching halt. 

Oh, well....

You left out all the tongue licking. ;D

SAFE AND EASY TRAVELS!!!
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jane on December 14, 2010, 06:51:56 PM
DR Ben just telephoned me. He will E&T for the next couple of days. He is being admitted to Beth Israel Hospital for appendicitis.

The appendix is too inflamed to be removed so the doctors are treating it with large doses of antibiotics. In January they will assess the next step. We spoke very briefly and he is waiting for a room. I will talk to him tomorrow once he's settled. He expects to be in through Thursday or Friday.

Thank you for the report.  I'm sure that I'm not the only one who has been worried.  January ???
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: Cillaliz on December 14, 2010, 06:52:21 PM
Rick is now on my lap.  I don't think he's too concerned about being yelled at in the middle of the night
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jane on December 14, 2010, 06:53:08 PM
Does anyone still have an appendix?


Vibes for a complete recovery for DR Ben!

Yes. :)

DITTO!!!!!
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jane on December 14, 2010, 06:53:44 PM
Ricky was climbing the shelves in my closet and clothes were strewn on the floor, so he wasn't totally innocent

;D 
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jane on December 14, 2010, 07:00:47 PM
Yogi has always had allergy problems so I insisted on taking him to the vet today (Craig did go with us of course).  Blood work has been done to find out what he is allergic to.   He also licks his paws until there is a large puddle of "water" under his feet.  The vet swabbed the area and found a yeast infection.  Yogi now has special wipes for his feet & meds twice a day.  Since Craig can't keep Yogi still long enough to trim his toe nails we also had that done. 
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: TCB on December 14, 2010, 07:02:30 PM
T.O.D.

The ones covered in chocolate.
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: TCB on December 14, 2010, 07:03:35 PM
And the word of the day is: VENTIFACT!


ARTI's brother
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: Edisaurus on December 14, 2010, 07:04:19 PM
Oh dear--vibes to poor Ben! I'm glad they figured out what was wrong!
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: TCB on December 14, 2010, 07:08:09 PM
DR Cillaliz - Glad you enjoyed A Chorus Line.

*DR George - And I believe the same tour will be heading to Olympia.


And Tacoma?
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: TCB on December 14, 2010, 07:12:10 PM
The Whitman's Sampler was the best!

It still is pretty good.
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: TCB on December 14, 2010, 07:16:21 PM
From the Small World Department

I never buy boxes of chocolates for myself, but today at our Christmas Lunch, I won a box of chocolates.  So when I got home this evening, I sat down at my computer with my box of chocolates and opened up today's notes  You could cut the irony with a steak knife!
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: TCB on December 14, 2010, 07:17:17 PM
From the Small World Department

I never buy boxes of chocolates for myself, but today at our Christmas Lunch, I won a box of chocolates.  So when I got home this evening, I sat down at my computer with my box of chocolates and opened up today's notes  You could cut the irony with a steak knife!


And to Hell with Gift Horses; this is a very cheap box of chocolates.
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: TCB on December 14, 2010, 07:19:38 PM
If you want to tease yourself, take a look at the candy offerings at The Vermont Country Store (http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/products/all-natural-food-and-classic-candy/chocolate-candy-bars-and-candies.html).


Nonpareils!!!  I am in heaven.
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: TCB on December 14, 2010, 07:21:33 PM
Hmmm... This could get (more) interesting...

Actress Thora Birch Fired From ‘Dracula’ (http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/14/actress-thora-birch-fired-from-dracula/)

*And I guess Playbill.com should update their lead story accordingly.


And so much for top billing!
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: TCB on December 14, 2010, 07:27:00 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO TOMOVOZ

Maybe He'll Visit Today

I suspect he lurks some days.


Actually, I don't believe he does.  He has told me on several occasions that he has never come back and lurked; and I don't think he has any reason to lie aboiut it to me.
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jane on December 14, 2010, 07:33:30 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO TOMOVOZ

Maybe He'll Visit Today

I suspect he lurks some days.


Actually, I don't believe he does.  He has told me on several occasions that he has never come back and lurked; and I don't believe he has any reason to lie about it to me.

Same here TCB.
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: TCB on December 14, 2010, 07:33:31 PM
I have just ordered 2 tickets for RISE (http://www.rise1961.com), the documentary film about the 1961 US figure skating team that died in a plane crash on their way to the world championships.  One of the tickets is a Christmas present for my mother, who made it clear that all she wants for Christmas is more time with me than she's had in the past several months.



Thank you for telling us about that, Ginny.  I hadn't heard anything about it.
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: TCB on December 14, 2010, 07:37:06 PM
Speaking of chocolates, I received a very nice box of Teuscher champagne truffles from our Canadian producer. I think these are about the best chocolates I've ever had. It took an act of sheer will power to share them with friends when they came over. Yummy!


Oh!  My!  God!  Aren't they heaven on earth?
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: TCB on December 14, 2010, 07:40:32 PM
So today, our HR manager sent out this e-mail:

Quote
To All:

New Year's Eve Early Closure – The Library Director has indicated that libraries and the Service Center will close at 6:00PM on Friday, 12/31/2010. 

This is not paid holiday time so staff who are regularly scheduled to work beyond 6:00PM that evening will need to use vacation time or coordinate with their supervisor to adjust their schedule.

Have a safe holiday!

And then a little later, someone from one of the branches sent this e-mail:

Quote
We'll have no problem getting everyone out by 6:00, since all library branches close by 5:00 on Fridays. =)

;D


Why isn't that a holiday for you?  New Year's Day is a national holiday, and since it falls on a Saturday, Friday becomes the paid holiday.
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: Ginny on December 14, 2010, 07:44:09 PM
I have just ordered 2 tickets for RISE (http://www.rise1961.com), the documentary film about the 1961 US figure skating team that died in a plane crash on their way to the world championships.  One of the tickets is a Christmas present for my mother, who made it clear that all she wants for Christmas is more time with me than she's had in the past several months.



Thank you for telling us about that, Ginny.  I hadn't heard anything about it.

You're welcome, DR TCB.  They were promoting it pretty heavily during the broadcasts of some competitive skating several weeks ago.  It probably doesn't sound like such a festive Christmas present for my mother, but that event occurred about the time I started following skating on TV and my mom and I watched a lot of it together.  I don't think it will be as depressing as it sounds.
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: Jane on December 14, 2010, 07:45:09 PM
Speaking of chocolates, I received a very nice box of Teuscher champagne truffles from our Canadian producer. I think these are about the best chocolates I've ever had. It took an act of sheer will power to share them with friends when they came over. Yummy!


Oh!  My!  God!  Aren't they heaven on earth?

Next time I pass one of their stores I'll have to try a Champagne truffle.
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: TCB on December 14, 2010, 07:46:37 PM
DR Ben just telephoned me. He will E&T for the next couple of days. He is being admitted to Beth Israel Hospital for appendicitis.

The appendix is too inflamed to be removed so the doctors are treating it with large doses of antibiotics. In January they will assess the next step. We spoke very briefly and he is waiting for a room. I will talk to him tomorrow once he's settled. He expects to be in through Thursday or Friday.


HEALTH VIBES TO DR BEN!
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: TCB on December 14, 2010, 07:48:27 PM
AND CONTINUED HEALTH VIBES TO DR MICHAEL S.!
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: TCB on December 14, 2010, 07:51:31 PM
SAFE TRAVEL VIBES TO DR RON PULLIAM!
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: vixmom on December 14, 2010, 07:51:55 PM
poor Ben!!!

Vibes for a rapid recovery!

and coping vibes for Anthony!
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: vixmom on December 14, 2010, 07:53:17 PM
travel vibes for Ron
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: vixmom on December 14, 2010, 07:54:03 PM
Rapid Recovery Vibes for dear Elmore
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: vixmom on December 14, 2010, 07:54:28 PM
Rapide Recovery Vibes fro Michael Shayne
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: George on December 14, 2010, 07:55:53 PM
Message deleted...I have to clarify.
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: George on December 14, 2010, 07:56:39 PM
Okay, so BK's been talking about packages from Amazon.fr (France) not being delivered...well, I was trying to reconcile the library's credit card statement and the one item that I ordered from Amazon.fr was cancelled as undeliverable!  I got the notice last month, but since I don't read French, I didn't look at it. ::) It wasn't until I saw the amount credited back on the credit card statement that I looked through my work e-mails and translated it on Yahoo's Babel Fish (http://babelfish.yahoo.com/).

The order was only for one (1) copy and fortunately there aren't any requests...but still, what's that all about??
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: vixmom on December 14, 2010, 07:57:49 PM
TOD

chocolate covered toffees are my absolute favorites

cherry cordials


orange creams

Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: George on December 14, 2010, 08:00:46 PM
So today, our HR manager sent out this e-mail:

Quote
To All:

New Year's Eve Early Closure – The Library Director has indicated that libraries and the Service Center will close at 6:00PM on Friday, 12/31/2010. 

This is not paid holiday time so staff who are regularly scheduled to work beyond 6:00PM that evening will need to use vacation time or coordinate with their supervisor to adjust their schedule.

Have a safe holiday!

And then a little later, someone from one of the branches sent this e-mail:

Quote
We'll have no problem getting everyone out by 6:00, since all library branches close by 5:00 on Fridays. =)

;D


Why isn't that a holiday for you?  New Year's Day is a national holiday, and since it falls on a Saturday, Friday becomes the paid holiday.

We don't get New Year's Eve off.  You would have to use vacation to get the day off.  Since New Year's Day is on a day that I'm not normally scheduled to work, I get to add 8 hours to my monthly vacation accrual for January.

It's the same with Christmas...Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are both paid holidays for us.  Since Christmas Eve is on a Friday, we get the day off.  Since Christmas Day is on a Saturday, we get to add 8 hours to December's monthly vacation accrual.  If I normally worked on Saturday (like the people who work in the branch libraries), I would get the day off instead.

Make sense??
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: George on December 14, 2010, 08:02:25 PM
And on that note (pick a note...any note), I'm off.  Time to head home for some TV watching.

Until later!
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Post by: vixmom on December 14, 2010, 08:02:28 PM
happy birthday to the dearly missed Tomovoz
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Post by: Ginny on December 14, 2010, 08:15:33 PM
'night!
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Post by: Sam on December 14, 2010, 08:15:39 PM
 ;D
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Post by: Sam on December 14, 2010, 08:17:59 PM
Dear Arnold;

Diamonds are a girl's best friend.   ;D

Thank you for reminding me of Marilyn signing the song.
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Post by: Sam on December 14, 2010, 08:18:48 PM
Good night everyone.

Happy week before xmas madness.

 ;)
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Post by: FJL on December 14, 2010, 08:26:03 PM
Travel vibes to Ron

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Post by: FJL on December 14, 2010, 08:26:26 PM
Vibes to Michael S
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Post by: JMK on December 14, 2010, 08:26:42 PM
So today, our HR manager sent out this e-mail:

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To All:

New Year's Eve Early Closure – The Library Director has indicated that libraries and the Service Center will close at 6:00PM on Friday, 12/31/2010. 

This is not paid holiday time so staff who are regularly scheduled to work beyond 6:00PM that evening will need to use vacation time or coordinate with their supervisor to adjust their schedule.

Have a safe holiday!

And then a little later, someone from one of the branches sent this e-mail:

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We'll have no problem getting everyone out by 6:00, since all library branches close by 5:00 on Fridays. =)

;D


Why isn't that a holiday for you?  New Year's Day is a national holiday, and since it falls on a Saturday, Friday becomes the paid holiday.

We don't get New Year's Eve off.  You would have to use vacation to get the day off.  Since New Year's Day is on a day that I'm not normally scheduled to work, I get to add 8 hours to my monthly vacation accrual for January.

It's the same with Christmas...Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are both paid holidays for us.  Since Christmas Eve is on a Friday, we get the day off.  Since Christmas Day is on a Saturday, we get to add 8 hours to December's monthly vacation accrual.  If I normally worked on Saturday (like the people who work in the branch libraries), I would get the day off instead.

Make sense??

It gets even crazier when you work for a church, believe me.  Next year will be totally crazy since Christmas is on Sunday. 
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Post by: John G. on December 14, 2010, 08:44:27 PM
Vibes for DRs Ben, Michael S and all in need.
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Post by: John G. on December 14, 2010, 08:45:22 PM
T.O.D.

The ones covered in chocolate.
Ditto. I'd eat any and all, though my favs are the ones with a filling that has a contrasting texture, such as nuts, coconut or gooey toffee.
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Post by: John G. on December 14, 2010, 08:46:45 PM
Watching "Miracle on 34th Street" for the first time in ages. Forgot my favorite scene, when the drunken wife warbles about how much she'd love to have Santa Claus come live with her.
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: Cillaliz on December 14, 2010, 08:53:59 PM
Time to get off the computer.  I really need to get something done around the house.  I just can't bring myself to do it.  BLAH~!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 14, 2010, 08:54:17 PM
Good Evening!

It's still cold in NYC.


-Just in case you were wondering.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 14, 2010, 09:01:29 PM
~~~~~GET WELL VIBES TO DR BEN~~~~~
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 14, 2010, 09:02:17 PM
So...

First there was DR elmore's diabetes.

And now DR Ben's appendicitis.

Which DR's malady will I diagnose next?

;D
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Post by: John G. on December 14, 2010, 09:02:44 PM
Time to get off the computer.  I really need to get something done around the house.  I just can't bring myself to do it.  BLAH~!
Amen to that.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 14, 2010, 09:02:52 PM
DR Cillaliz - Glad you enjoyed A Chorus Line.

*DR George - And I believe the same tour will be heading to Olympia.


And Tacoma?


Yes, and Tacoma.

It's the only tour of ACL out there right now.
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: John G. on December 14, 2010, 09:10:17 PM
If anybody has seen "Tangled," I made hazelnut soup with parsnips today. Yummy.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 14, 2010, 09:13:45 PM
Stephen Sondheim being interviewed by Stephen Colbert - :) :) :) :) :)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 14, 2010, 09:34:07 PM
Time to get off the computer.  I really need to get something done around the house.  I just can't bring myself to do it.  BLAH~!

Before I head home for Christmas, I need to spend at least six solid hours organizing some stuff in my room. Of course, I could have done that yesterday. Or today. Or last Friday. Or... Well... Ah, well...
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 14, 2010, 09:37:52 PM
~~~~~SAFE TRAVEL VIBES FOR DR RON PULLIAM~~~~~~

DR Ron Pulliam - I'm looking forward to your Daily Downhome Diet Dispatches. :)
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 14, 2010, 09:38:54 PM
T.O.D.

The ones covered in chocolate.

;D
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 14, 2010, 09:42:19 PM
bk - I noticed that Time-Warner was tweeting about the problems in Southern California again earlier tonight. I'm guessing they must be dealing with some sort of bug in their system.

If you want to check in on their Twitter updates: TWCableHelp (http://twitter.com/TWCable_Help)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 14, 2010, 09:44:25 PM
Speaking of chocolates, I received a very nice box of Teuscher champagne truffles from our Canadian producer. I think these are about the best chocolates I've ever had. It took an act of sheer will power to share them with friends when they came over. Yummy!

When the store were fairly new to the States I used to get their Carmel filled milk chocolate candies.  As the prices went up I fortunately tired of them.

Here in NYC, there is a Teuscher store in Rockefeller Center, as well as one on the Upper East Side. Lately, it seems like the Rock Center location has added a "tourist mark-up" to most of their items. :-\
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 14, 2010, 09:49:06 PM
From Vincent:
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Re: A PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREE
« Reply #222 on: December 13, 2010, 11:48:10 PM »    
Ballerina Jenifer Ringer....

too skinny, too fat, or just right?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/20101213/us_yblog_thelookout/sugar-plum-fairy-doesnt-want-apology-from-critic-who-called-her-fat

The critic didn't call her too fat, just said she'd looked like she ate one sugar plum too many, and he also called a male dancer too fat, but no one's making a fuss over that.

But since Ringer has suffered from anorexia in the past, it was a rather cruel thing to say.

I wonder ow many girls are going to develop anorexia once Michele Obama's school program gets going.
   

I saw the story & think it is cruel to make comments like that anorexia or not.  Supposedly Karen Carpenter developed anorexia after similar comments.

You could be right, while the school program is a step in the right direction it is a long way from reaching the goal of teaching healthy eating habits, IMHO.

I'm pretty sure that Michelle Obama's new school program does NOT include pictures of wafer-thin models and actresses, nor does it use Barbie dolls in it's promotional materials.  Promoting healthier eating habits will not cause anorexia.  Getting girls and young women to stop comparing themselves to the "role models" they see in magazines and on TV and in the movies will.
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 14, 2010, 09:51:02 PM
My other favorite box of chocolates comes from here:
http://www.burdickchocolate.com/

Walpole, NH is where these chocolates, and Ken Burns are based, and I believe he owns stock in this company, too!

DR edisaurus - You may not want to know this, but there is an L.A. Burdick Chocolate Cafe in NYC on East 20th Street. It's conveniently located halfway between City Bakery and Shake Shack. ;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 14, 2010, 09:57:57 PM
In other news...

Earlier tonight, I attended a performance of Three Pianos (http://nytw.org/three_pianos_info.asp) at the New York Theatre Workshop (http://nytw.org/).

What an amazingly cool evening of song and theatre! The three actors - along with three pianos and various props - basically perform Schubert's great song cycle, "Winterreise" ("Winter's Journey"), but they also deconstruct it, embellish it, and mess it up a bit.  It's very hard to describe, it's truly unique. -They even served wine - for free - before and during the proceedings!

There was also a talkback tonight after the show with the cast and two Schubert experts - one from Juilliard and one from Fordham - and that was quite fun and informative too.

*Best of all, I won the tickets via Twitter. :)
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Post by: bk on December 14, 2010, 10:00:39 PM
Back from the Bukowsical partay.  I stayed until nine and then vamoosed.  Good food, some of the cast members performed, and there were lots of nice folks there - more in the notes.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 14, 2010, 10:03:11 PM
WELCOME TO PAGE SEVEN!!!!!!!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 14, 2010, 10:05:52 PM
(http://www.teuscher.com/shop/images/P/230.20%20Champagne%20Truffes%2056%20g.13.gif)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 14, 2010, 10:06:20 PM
And...

Goodnight.
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Post by: bk on December 14, 2010, 10:10:53 PM
Jose, your link doesn't work.
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Post by: John G. on December 14, 2010, 10:18:57 PM
Night, all.
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: MBarnum on December 15, 2010, 12:06:41 AM
If anybody has seen "Tangled," I made hazelnut soup with parsnips today. Yummy.

You know what? That sounds awfully delicious!
Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: MBarnum on December 15, 2010, 12:07:52 AM
TOD:

Dark chocolate over dark chocolate

Title: Re: IT"S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Post by: MBarnum on December 15, 2010, 12:08:12 AM
Health vibes for DR Ben!
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Post by: George on December 15, 2010, 12:30:25 AM
Topic of the Day:  just about all of them.  My sister only likes specific kinds of chocolates in the boxes of assorted chocolates.  A few years ago, my sister got so frustrated with boxes of mixed chocolates that whenever she got one, even if it had a guide to what kinds were in the box, she would cut every chocolate in half so that she would know exactly what she was eating...and what she could avoid.  I think that that's a good idea.