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Title: LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW
Post by: bk on December 19, 2010, 12:42:27 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes were snowy and blowy and mistletowey, and now it is time for you to post until the snowy cows come home.
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Post by: bk on December 19, 2010, 12:43:17 AM
And the word of the day is: REPLEVY!
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Post by: bk on December 19, 2010, 12:43:55 AM
Welcome five GUESTS.  I do hope you all have your marbles.
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Post by: bk on December 19, 2010, 12:44:08 AM
And now - Dino at the piano.
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Post by: Ben on December 19, 2010, 04:05:33 AM
Morning all.

That is all.
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Post by: Ben on December 19, 2010, 04:08:27 AM
Glory be I slept until almost 7am!

Amazing what a round of drugs and a night of sleep can do.

I feel better but it's still no trips out for this boy. I'll be in all day eating jello (which we forgot to make so will make this morning), mandarin oranges (canned) which actually are a favorite of mine and other low-reside foodstuffs. No coffee or cereral (since I, in essence, can't have dairy due to the timings of the drugs). Oh, well, it could be worse, I could still be in the hospital.
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Post by: Ginny on December 19, 2010, 04:48:50 AM
Sunday morning greetings!  Fr. Richard will have 2 senior clergymen to assist him in today's service - a bishop and an archdeacon.  We are due to meet them for breakfast in about an hour.

See you when we get back to Middletown - vibes for all who need them!
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Post by: Ginny on December 19, 2010, 04:49:36 AM
Happy 78th birthday to DR td's Mum - glad you're home from the hospital!
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Post by: Druxy on December 19, 2010, 05:00:15 AM
I watched the original TRUE GRIT again about a week ago.

I agree with BK that it's no classic, but it's certainly a much better film than I remembered it being.

Wayne was terrific and, despite what some people have quipped, I do think he earned the Oscar that year.

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Post by: John G. on December 19, 2010, 05:10:33 AM
Good morning, all.
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Post by: John G. on December 19, 2010, 05:13:32 AM
The original "True Grit" was one of the rare movies I saw at a theater as a child. Because it was a treat going to the theater, I remember loving most every minute of it. I seem to remember Wayne being tall in the saddle and most everybody else was on the ground beneath him. That's probably not true, just my impressions.
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Post by: John G. on December 19, 2010, 05:14:54 AM
Darius Rucker was good last night. He did a solo show that lasted close to midnight. The Band from TV, minus Hugh Laurie, was fun, did plenty of covers and I knew not a single person in the band.
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Post by: John G. on December 19, 2010, 05:29:34 AM
DR Jose, Ned's was the barbecue place in Richmond. Only I think it was exceptionally bad service more than anything that people hated about the place. Not being their style of barbecue might have been the icing on the cake.
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Post by: John G. on December 19, 2010, 05:30:05 AM
Continued vibes for Ben, td's mom, Elmore, Matthew and all in need.
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Post by: KevinH on December 19, 2010, 05:55:12 AM
Good morning!
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Post by: KevinH on December 19, 2010, 05:56:02 AM
Ben--it's nice to see you posting early in the morning again!
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Post by: KevinH on December 19, 2010, 05:59:01 AM
Time to get ready for shopping and maybe a haircut.  I'm also thinking of seeing Sunset Blvd at the Signature Theatre in Arlington (VA).
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on December 19, 2010, 06:01:17 AM
And the word of the day is: REPLEVY!

And The Song Of The Day Is: GREEN FINCH AND LINNET BIRD
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Post by: Jennifer on December 19, 2010, 06:21:43 AM
DR Jane if nobody else wants a tree but you couldn't you just decorate a smaller tree?
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Post by: Jennifer on December 19, 2010, 06:22:42 AM
I don't have a tree being Jewish, but usually we all go over to decorate my aunt's tree. But she is going to be out of town for Christmas this year. So no decorating. I actually love decorating Christmas trees.

My sis has a tree but they decorated it themselves.
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Post by: Jennifer on December 19, 2010, 06:23:49 AM
Fundomundo was not that fun. But my niece liked it. And we ended up staying 30 minutes late so her and the birthday girl could play togethe alone. My niece does not get to see this girl that much since my niece is 3 months older and is in kindergarten. But the other girl is still in daycare.
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 19, 2010, 06:28:02 AM
Happy Birthday to the Mother of DR td.
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 19, 2010, 06:28:27 AM
Loved the singing animals!

And DR MBARNUM has a blue tree.  Most interesting.  Is it in a window?
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 19, 2010, 06:29:19 AM
I really like the original TRUE GRIT - and I enjoy playing the soundtrack CD - one of my favorite Elmer Bernstein scores....almost as good as Cat Women of the Moon.
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 19, 2010, 06:29:58 AM
One of the entertainment shows had a picture of Kim Darby TODAY last week - and it was kind of scary to see.
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Post by: Laura on December 19, 2010, 06:30:41 AM
Happy Birthday, Mum!
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 19, 2010, 06:31:20 AM
I am not sure what to think.

(http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2010/03/28/gal_dead_kim_darby.jpg)
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Post by: Laura on December 19, 2010, 06:32:40 AM
I know what I think. I think I want to see the blue Christmas tree.
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Post by: Laura on December 19, 2010, 06:35:37 AM
I sure hope someone found the costumes yesterday. If not, it will be an interesting nativity this year.
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 19, 2010, 06:51:20 AM
This Year!  For the First Time!

The Nude Nativity!

See What Mary Saw!

Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor!
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Post by: Laura on December 19, 2010, 06:53:20 AM
LOL!
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Post by: td on December 19, 2010, 07:37:50 AM
Kim Darby was frightening a while back when she did a guest shot on THE X FILES.
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Post by: bk on December 19, 2010, 08:14:18 AM
Kim is my Facebook friend.
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Post by: bk on December 19, 2010, 08:14:35 AM
Kim Is My Facebook Friend - that's the title of  my next novel.
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Post by: bk on December 19, 2010, 08:15:04 AM
I'm up - certainly earlier than I wanted to be, but it is pouring rain and the pouring rain is quite loud.
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Post by: bk on December 19, 2010, 08:23:53 AM
Welcome six GUESTS.
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Post by: Charles Pogue on December 19, 2010, 08:26:11 AM
BK, I am enormous fan of the original TRUE GRIT. I do not think it is Wayne's best performance, though a mighty fine one.  I advise you to go see the new TRUE GRIT.  It is a perfectly respectable remake and a fine movie in its own right.  Some things are better than the original (notably Matt Damon in the Glenn Campbell role); some things not as good; a lot pretty much the same.  But, as it's been over forty years, there is no reason not to return to this material and the Coens Bros. and their cast do a worthwile piece of work.
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Post by: bk on December 19, 2010, 08:28:24 AM
Well, then maybe I'll see it.
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Post by: bk on December 19, 2010, 08:29:30 AM
I think there's a screening coming up, maybe this week.  And there's a Christmas show out at Cabrillo - three nights this week - Shirley Jones and Patrick Cassidy - plus directed by the gal who choreographed What If.
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Post by: Ben on December 19, 2010, 08:30:20 AM
I will be having a visitor around 1pm.

Applesauce is a great way to take my pills. They have a bad taste especially if they don't go down on the first swallow. They leave a bad taste on the tongue. This morning with my applesauce I just pushed one in the middle of a spoonful and swallowed and didn't even know it was there.
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Post by: Ben on December 19, 2010, 08:45:02 AM
I'm posting to show you that things are progressing. Here is a shot of me watching Arthur (Laura, tell Sandra) and wearing the Snuggie I received from some office mates. It was taken last night just before 7pm.
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Post by: JMK on December 19, 2010, 08:45:28 AM
And the word of the day is: REPLEVY!

Your former VP is in Congress now?   :o
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Post by: elmore3003 on December 19, 2010, 08:59:44 AM
Good morning, all! Around 8pm last night I took a double slug of Nyquil and by 9pm I was uconscious. Around 10am this morning I debated getting out of bed and stayed there for another hour. I am now bathed, shaved, dressed and pondering my next move.

Yesterday, I achieved quite a lot until the bad health took over when my adrealine dropped: critical notes on LADY OF THE SLIPPER numbers, personal business pertaining to the Herbert recording, the really important post office shipments, and cleaning and vacuuming the apartment. Today I have to hit Staples and use their color photocopier, get some more cold meds, stop at the market, and get some more writing done. I did address the issue of the check I'm waiting on and learned it was mailed on Friday! Hopefully, this is the end of the late payment madness.

DR Jose, I wish I could have seen Amahl! It was directed by my friend John Sheehan who ran for years the late lamented Opera Ensemble of New York. About five years before the successful, and inferior, production of SHE LOVES ME at the Roundabout, John directed it with Gregg Edelman as Georg and Davis Gaines as Kodaly, conducted by Jonathan Tunick, and it was one of the most glorious things I've ever seen. When I was heading home from the production, Jonathan drove by in his van, picked me up and I found his other passengers were the late Ed Kleban's girlfriend Linda(?) and Sheldon Harnick! We all went off to dinner It was a great night.

DR Laura, I thought all church nativities were dressed by "Dad's Bathrobe Inc."

Keep them vibes coming! Tomorrow I'm calling the doctor for an appointment.
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Post by: KevinH on December 19, 2010, 09:18:38 AM
Feel better vibes for DR elmore!
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Post by: Ben on December 19, 2010, 09:24:07 AM
Dear Larry, I hope you feel better soon!!!
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Post by: Ben on December 19, 2010, 09:24:41 AM
Jello was made earlier. I'm just waiting for it to firm up.

I love Jello.
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Post by: John G. on December 19, 2010, 09:27:24 AM
No images of a nude nativity, thank you. Anyone's nativity.
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Post by: John G. on December 19, 2010, 09:27:53 AM
Jello was made earlier. I'm just waiting for it to firm up.

I love Jello.
As long as nothing strange is lurking in it. Like lima beans.
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Post by: Jane on December 19, 2010, 09:29:40 AM
From Matthew:
Quote
Two show day was great.  I must say, in the 5 years we've done this show, this year is the best.  Not only on stage, but off as well.  The 80+ people seem to get along well, and play together well.  Characters are solid, the singing is good, the band is great (2 keys, bass, drums, 2 violins, 1 flute - no horn this year, and man it's better!!!)  We close tomorrow, but I'm kinda sad because we're having such fun.  Usually I can't wait to finish, but this year's production could run some more and I'd be happy.

:)
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Post by: Jane on December 19, 2010, 09:31:31 AM
Dr Jose, of course you have been to Kenny & Ziggy's.  ;D
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Post by: Jane on December 19, 2010, 09:33:41 AM
For the Dear Mum of DR td,
(http://images5.cpcache.com/product/presents-party+favors-over+the+hill/175062475v1_225x225_Front.jpg)
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on December 19, 2010, 09:36:48 AM
BEN

GET WELL

That Is All
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Post by: elmore3003 on December 19, 2010, 09:45:37 AM
Jello was made earlier. I'm just waiting for it to firm up.

I love Jello.
As long as nothing strange is lurking in it. Like lima beans.

I think DRs Ben, Ginny and I prefer the traditional "Lime Jello Marshmallow Cottage Cheese Surprise."

I've made out my invocie to the Institute and sent it off, and I think I will run my errands now.
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Post by: Jane on December 19, 2010, 09:45:45 AM
DR Jane if nobody else wants a tree but you couldn't you just decorate a smaller tree?

I have a mini table top tree but can't find the mini decorations for it.  I might have dumped the old tree with the worn decorations.  I have more decorations to scatter around the house today, including beautifully wrapped empty gift boxes I have saved over the years.
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Post by: FJL on December 19, 2010, 09:54:29 AM
Happy birthday to TD's mom
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 19, 2010, 10:05:49 AM
Good Morning! Good Afternoon!

I'm up, I'm up... And I thought it was supposed to snow today?
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Post by: Jane on December 19, 2010, 10:06:32 AM
I don't have a tree being Jewish, but usually we all go over to decorate my aunt's tree. But she is going to be out of town for Christmas this year. So no decorating. I actually love decorating Christmas trees.

My sis has a tree but they decorated it themselves.

Keith did not grow up with a tree and I've always been the one wanting it.  He used to like decorating the tree when he was home.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 19, 2010, 10:07:01 AM
DR Ben - Love the Snuggie. -And nice flowers too.

Enjoy your time at home today.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 19, 2010, 10:07:38 AM
Happy Birthday to DR td's Dear Mum!!!!!
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Post by: vixmom on December 19, 2010, 10:09:10 AM
I sure hope someone found the costumes yesterday. If not, it will be an interesting nativity this year.
This Year!  For the First Time!

The Nude Nativity!

See What Mary Saw!

Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor!


 ;D
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 19, 2010, 10:14:08 AM
Laundry Day!

Laters...
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on December 19, 2010, 10:17:05 AM
AS IF BY WIZARDRY

PAGE 3
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Post by: vixmom on December 19, 2010, 10:18:47 AM
Happy Birthday to TD's MUM
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Post by: vixmom on December 19, 2010, 10:19:15 AM
I am so glad to read that Ben is home from hospital!!
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Post by: vixmom on December 19, 2010, 10:20:13 AM
Sorry to have been E & T finally got the tree up and most of my Christmas cards addessed - I am missing a few addresses though- due to my ridiculous filing system of throwing torn off return address labels from envelope into a box

please keep an eye on your in boxes!!
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Post by: vixmom on December 19, 2010, 10:43:49 AM
A Very Happy BELATEDBirthday to DR PennyO!!



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Post by: vixmom on December 19, 2010, 10:44:05 AM
A Very Happy BELATED Birthday to DR Dan (the Man)!!

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Post by: vixmom on December 19, 2010, 11:05:52 AM
we are  off to see Tangled
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Post by: Cillaliz on December 19, 2010, 11:06:42 AM
Jello was made earlier. I'm just waiting for it to firm up.

I love Jello.

Me too!  Does it remind you of church dinners in Minnesota?
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Post by: Cillaliz on December 19, 2010, 11:09:58 AM
Jello was made earlier. I'm just waiting for it to firm up.

I love Jello.
As long as nothing strange is lurking in it. Like lima beans.

I think DRs Ben, Ginny and I prefer the traditional "Lime Jello Marshmallow Cottage Cheese Surprise."

I've made out my invocie to the Institute and sent it off, and I think I will run my errands now.

I think there's a recipe for that in here
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Post by: Cillaliz on December 19, 2010, 11:11:45 AM
DR Jane if nobody else wants a tree but you couldn't you just decorate a smaller tree?

I have a mini table top tree but can't find the mini decorations for it.  I might have dumped the old tree with the worn decorations.  I have more decorations to scatter around the house today, including beautifully wrapped empty gift boxes I have saved over the years.

You can always go old fashioned and string popcorn and cranberries on a thread and use it as garlands on the tree
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Post by: Cillaliz on December 19, 2010, 11:13:22 AM
Happy Birthday to TD's Mum!!!!!
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Post by: Cillaliz on December 19, 2010, 11:15:33 AM
I still don't have much ambition.  Did get the kitchen cleaned and need to do laundry.   I aslo need to do some work I brought home. I think there is a real chance I can be caught up before Christmas.  It was my goal for the month and Edith is on board.  we're getting along fine now.  I think she was just worried about something.  She doesn't talk about her life the way I do.  So, sometimes I just have to walk away and wait like I did this time and things will get better.   They did. 
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Post by: Jane on December 19, 2010, 11:19:30 AM
BK, I am enormous fan of the original TRUE GRIT. I do not think it is Wayne's best performance, though a mighty fine one.  I advise you to go see the new TRUE GRIT.  It is a perfectly respectable remake and a fine movie in its own right.  Some things are better than the original (notably Matt Damon in the Glenn Campbell role); some things not as good; a lot pretty much the same.  But, as it's been over forty years, there is no reason not to return to this material and the Coens Bros. and their cast do a worthwile piece of work.

We hadn't planned to watch it and you changed our minds.  I have added it to our NetFlix queue.

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Post by: Cillaliz on December 19, 2010, 11:19:54 AM
Jane a few days ago you asked if I was serioulsly thinking about an intern.  Yes, I am.  There are no paralegal interns or law school interns this time of year, not usually until summer.   
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Post by: Cillaliz on December 19, 2010, 11:20:22 AM
Of course if there had been any kind of immigration reform, I would have needed to hire someone sooner
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Post by: Jane on December 19, 2010, 11:20:26 AM
I will be having a visitor around 1pm.

Applesauce is a great way to take my pills. They have a bad taste especially if they don't go down on the first swallow. They leave a bad taste on the tongue. This morning with my applesauce I just pushed one in the middle of a spoonful and swallowed and didn't even know it was there.

I've used applesauce before though I still have to shove the whole thing half way down my throat.
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Post by: Cillaliz on December 19, 2010, 11:21:19 AM
I LOVED the original True Grit.  Haven't seen it in years.   I wasn't going to see the new one either, still not sure.
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Post by: Jane on December 19, 2010, 11:21:48 AM
DR Ben - Love the Snuggie. -And nice flowers too.

Enjoy your time at home today.

DITTO, DITTO, & DITTO.
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Post by: Cillaliz on December 19, 2010, 11:22:20 AM
I laugh every time I see the green bean casserole commercial.   When I had Thanksgiving at my house a few years back, my neighbor brought the worst green bean casserole you've ever tasted in your life.  Mom and Dad and I still laugh about it.
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Post by: Cillaliz on December 19, 2010, 11:23:14 AM
I have to figure out when I'm going to travel so I can line up the cat sitter.  We're supposed to have bad weather monday, thursday and friday and I have court on tuesday and wednesday.... Oh I'll get there, when is the question
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Post by: Jane on December 19, 2010, 11:23:27 AM
DR Jane if nobody else wants a tree but you couldn't you just decorate a smaller tree?

I have a mini table top tree but can't find the mini decorations for it.  I might have dumped the old tree with the worn decorations.  I have more decorations to scatter around the house today, including beautifully wrapped empty gift boxes I have saved over the years.

You can always go old fashioned and string popcorn and cranberries on a thread and use it as garlands on the tree

I used to string popcorn every year until a friend mentioned she kept hers in the freezer to be reused.  It was a pain to string back then, no way is my shoulder doing it today.
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Post by: Cillaliz on December 19, 2010, 11:23:44 AM
I love applesauce
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Post by: Jane on December 19, 2010, 11:24:16 AM
I still don't have much ambition.  Did get the kitchen cleaned and need to do laundry.   I aslo need to do some work I brought home. I think there is a real chance I can be caught up before Christmas.  It was my goal for the month and Edith is on board.  we're getting along fine now.  I think she was just worried about something.  She doesn't talk about her life the way I do.  So, sometimes I just have to walk away and wait like I did this time and things will get better.   They did. 

I'm glad things are better again.
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Post by: Cillaliz on December 19, 2010, 11:24:20 AM
DR Jane if nobody else wants a tree but you couldn't you just decorate a smaller tree?

I have a mini table top tree but can't find the mini decorations for it.  I might have dumped the old tree with the worn decorations.  I have more decorations to scatter around the house today, including beautifully wrapped empty gift boxes I have saved over the years.

You can always go old fashioned and string popcorn and cranberries on a thread and use it as garlands on the tree

I used to string popcorn every year until a friend mentioned she kept hers in the freezer to be reused.  It was a pain to string back then, no way is my shoulder doing it today.

You could make a paper chain like we used to do as little kids
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Post by: Jane on December 19, 2010, 11:24:54 AM
Jane a few days ago you asked if I was serioulsly thinking about an intern.  Yes, I am.  There are no paralegal interns or law school interns this time of year, not usually until summer.  

It shall be interesting reading about your summer ;)
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Post by: Cillaliz on December 19, 2010, 11:25:30 AM
Or just put ribbon around in a nice design
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Post by: Jane on December 19, 2010, 11:26:02 AM
DR Jane if nobody else wants a tree but you couldn't you just decorate a smaller tree?

I have a mini table top tree but can't find the mini decorations for it.  I might have dumped the old tree with the worn decorations.  I have more decorations to scatter around the house today, including beautifully wrapped empty gift boxes I have saved over the years.

You can always go old fashioned and string popcorn and cranberries on a thread and use it as garlands on the tree

I used to string popcorn every year until a friend mentioned she kept hers in the freezer to be reused.  It was a pain to string back then, no way is my shoulder doing it today.

You could make a paper chain like we used to do as little kids

No thanks. ;D  I never did that as a child, not that I can remember anyway. 
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Post by: Cillaliz on December 19, 2010, 11:26:44 AM
Well, I'm trying to get that tree decorated for you, Jane
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Post by: Jane on December 19, 2010, 11:28:02 AM
Or just put ribbon around in a nice design

I have a couple of baskets out, each with a ribbon.  One basket is filled with pine cones the other a mixture which includes potpourri & cinnamon sticks.
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Post by: Jane on December 19, 2010, 11:28:31 AM
Well, I'm trying to get that tree decorated for you, Jane

I told Keith I can't find the little decorations and he said "GOOD".
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Post by: Jane on December 19, 2010, 11:29:20 AM
I'm going back out to the garage to look in the big box of decorations, if I can move the Christmas tree stand off of it.
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Post by: Cillaliz on December 19, 2010, 11:31:53 AM
paper chain on tree
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 19, 2010, 11:39:35 AM
Rudolph the Regular Reindeer (http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1944698)

;D
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Post by: Ben on December 19, 2010, 11:45:38 AM
Our visitor just left and someone will be coming around 5:30. I will nap and then greet our second visitor.

Anthony is going to the store for white rice (we only have wild rice here) and vegetable broth. We have boiled chicken so I (he) will make some rice, broth and chicken for dinner. Compared to what I've eaten over the past few days it sounds good.
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Post by: Ben on December 19, 2010, 11:49:36 AM
Rudolph was funny! I laughed and so did Anthony.
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Post by: bk on December 19, 2010, 11:50:00 AM
I went back to bed like so much fish - I dozed on and off till eleven, when one of the two remaining singers came and got their music - now it's just Alet, who's supposed to come today.
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Post by: elmore3003 on December 19, 2010, 11:50:16 AM
I have to run down to Toyland for some msic, so I will be back in several hours. I hope I can find what I need.

Then I will stop by the main branch of the Post Office at 34th and post a box of ornaments I bought my sister-in-law JoAnn. It will keep me out of the PO tomorrow. I hope it isn't too insane there today.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 19, 2010, 12:14:12 PM
I watched the original TRUE GRIT again about a week ago.

I agree with BK that it's no classic, but it's certainly a much better film than I remembered it being.

Wayne was terrific and, despite what some people have quipped, I do think he earned the Oscar that year.



I am of the opinion that Wayne was given the Oscar because folks thought he might not make many (if any) more films.  Four classic performances were nominated that year...and then there was Wayne.  The best performance of that year was turned in by Peter O'Toole (as was the case in virtually any year in which he appeared in a film), followed by Voigt, Hoffman and Burton. 

It wasn't even prime Wayne.  His greatest moment was in "The Quiet Man".
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Post by: td on December 19, 2010, 12:14:23 PM
I love applesauce, too.  I eat a small container of it every morning.  (Every afternoon, I eat a container of Chobani Greek Yogurt).
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 19, 2010, 12:28:20 PM
The trip to Johnston SC is going smoothly.

I've eaten VERY well, thanks.

I have played numerous games of Skipbo with mom and aunt...have kicked some Skipbo booty and had my Skipbo booty kicked, as well.

We have had heavy rains and now we have sunshine.  It's cold, but the sun shines.

Went to church this morning.  There were six people singing in the choir.  The cantata had 34 members in the choir.  Sigh.  Lots of folks only volunteered for the cantata...some from other churches.

The six we had, however, had very nicely blended voices.  They, plus the choir director -- who faced the congregation during hymns -- sounded very good.

We had lunch at the Persimmon Hill Country Club.  Had more turkey and dressing, plus green beans (the ubiquitous southern vegetable of all seasons), sweet potato fries, a salad and a slice of Millionaire Pie.

My mom is off to a funeral service right now.  Miss Emma Butler died Friday night at the age of 101.  I did not know her, but folks around here have known her all "their" lives. 

Tonight is the church Christmas party...mostly for the young'uns.  Santa will hand each young'un a present at some point.  They will serve finger food.  I think I'll pass on that.   We shall see.

Tomorrow, my Mom, my Aunt Doris and I will venture northward to Greenville SC for our annual trek to shopping mall, the city's main street sites and our annual tour of places were my folks and I lived in Greenville from 1957-1989.  For me, it's four places.  For my Mom, it's six places.  All of them had memorable Christmases for me, and I shall be ruminating upon them this year.

Tuesday e'en, my Aunt Doris and Uncle Rock, cousin Debra and her hubby Rob (and maybe their 19-year-old daughter Becky) will come over for dinner.  I spent yesterday slaving over a hot stove prepping my spaghetti sauce.  I made two large pots of it.  Half has been ladled into pint containers and put into my Mom's freezer for use in the new year.

I am enjoying this visit.
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on December 19, 2010, 12:31:14 PM
Ron-

Did You read my missive about Your Cousin DOT JOLLEY.? If Not,It;s In the December 17th Notes.
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Post by: Druxy on December 19, 2010, 12:31:19 PM
BK, I am enormous fan of the original TRUE GRIT. I do not think it is Wayne's best performance, though a mighty fine one.  I advise you to go see the new TRUE GRIT.  It is a perfectly respectable remake and a fine movie in its own right.  Some things are better than the original (notably Matt Damon in the Glenn Campbell role); some things not as good; a lot pretty much the same.  But, as it's been over forty years, there is no reason not to return to this material and the Coens Bros. and their cast do a worthwile piece of work.

I'll see it when it comes to DVD because I like the Coen Brothers.

Actually, I think that Wayne's two greatest performances were in THE COWBOYS and THE SHOOTIST.
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Post by: Druxy on December 19, 2010, 12:34:52 PM
I watched the original TRUE GRIT again about a week ago.

I agree with BK that it's no classic, but it's certainly a much better film than I remembered it being.

Wayne was terrific and, despite what some people have quipped, I do think he earned the Oscar that year.



I am of the opinion that Wayne was given the Oscar because folks thought he might not make many (if any) more films.  Four classic performances were nominated that year...and then there was Wayne.  The best performance of that year was turned in by Peter O'Toole (as was the case in virtually any year in which he appeared in a film), followed by Voigt, Hoffman and Burton. 

It wasn't even prime Wayne.  His greatest moment was in "The Quiet Man".

I know who was nominated and they were all fine performances.

But, I don't think that anybody was "robbed" that year.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 19, 2010, 12:35:25 PM
Ron-

Did You read my missive about Your Cousin DOT JOLLEY.? If Not,It;s In the December 17th Notes.

I don't know, Arnold.  A lot of my relatives worked in textiles over the years.  There's a possibility Dot did, too.  I know she retired from Department of Social Services, though, so it would have been MANY years back if she also worked in textiles (which is quite possible).  How far back are you remembering?
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 19, 2010, 12:37:06 PM
I watched the original TRUE GRIT again about a week ago.

I agree with BK that it's no classic, but it's certainly a much better film than I remembered it being.

Wayne was terrific and, despite what some people have quipped, I do think he earned the Oscar that year.



I am of the opinion that Wayne was given the Oscar because folks thought he might not make many (if any) more films.  Four classic performances were nominated that year...and then there was Wayne.  The best performance of that year was turned in by Peter O'Toole (as was the case in virtually any year in which he appeared in a film), followed by Voigt, Hoffman and Burton. 

It wasn't even prime Wayne.  His greatest moment was in "The Quiet Man".

I know who was nominated and they were all fine performances.

But, I don't think that anybody was "robbed" that year.

I did not give the names of the nominees because I thought you did not know them.  I wrote for "everyone" because I doubt everyone remembers.

I thought O'Toole was ROBBED every time he lost (except 1962).  Most especially to Cliff Robertson and John Wayne!
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on December 19, 2010, 12:38:47 PM
Ron-

We are talking about 1969-1994
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 19, 2010, 12:39:51 PM
Ron-

We are talking about 1969-1994

Dot has been retired from DSS a great many years (she is 87).  I don't know how many years she had with DSS, though.  She might have been the same Dot. 
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Post by: Druxy on December 19, 2010, 12:40:51 PM
I've said this before (and I'm not the first one to say it), but:

You don't remake a hit...only a flop.

TRUE GRIT may not be a classic, but it was a major hit and is fondly remembered by people who saw it.

I'm sure that Jeff Bridges is excellent in the role of "Rooster".  He seems like perfect casting, but as good as he might be, he will always be competing with the memory of John Wayne.

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Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 19, 2010, 12:45:08 PM
I've said this before (and I'm not the first one to say it), but:

You don't remake a hit...only a flop.

TRUE GRIT may not be a classic, but it was a major hit and is fondly remembered by people who saw it.

I'm sure that Jeff Bridges is excellent in the role of "Rooster".  He seems like perfect casting, but as good as he might be, he will always be competing with the memory of John Wayne.

To that last comment, I completely concur!!!  However...they don't make movies any more for folks who remember John Wayne "at the movies."  Any more than they make movies any more folks who consider the original "The Day the Earth Stood Still" a sci-fi classic.

Who these people are that they remake classics (or memorable films) for are people who cannot be bothered with classics...with anything black and white, or that starred anyone they never heard of.

We have a wealth of film history at our fingertips and several generations of young people who won't let their fingers do the walking.

Thus...unneeded/unnecessary/(and usually underthought) remakes.  Overproduced, naturally.

On the other hand...Jeff Bridges as Rooster ought to be a real treat.  Bridges is an actor!!!  Wayne was...Wayne...a force of nature, but essentially the same character film after film.
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Post by: Druxy on December 19, 2010, 12:45:43 PM
I watched the original TRUE GRIT again about a week ago.

I agree with BK that it's no classic, but it's certainly a much better film than I remembered it being.

Wayne was terrific and, despite what some people have quipped, I do think he earned the Oscar that year.



I am of the opinion that Wayne was given the Oscar because folks thought he might not make many (if any) more films.  Four classic performances were nominated that year...and then there was Wayne.  The best performance of that year was turned in by Peter O'Toole (as was the case in virtually any year in which he appeared in a film), followed by Voigt, Hoffman and Burton. 

It wasn't even prime Wayne.  His greatest moment was in "The Quiet Man".

I know who was nominated and they were all fine performances.

But, I don't think that anybody was "robbed" that year.

I did not give the names of the nominees because I thought you did not know them.  I wrote for "everyone" becuase I doubt everyone remembers.

I thought O'Toole was ROBBED every time he lost (except 1962).  Most especially to Cliff Robertson and John Wayne!


I totally agree with you that he was robbed the year he lost to Cliff Robertson.  THE LION IN WINTER is, in my opinion, his finest performance.

[BTW: If you've read my book, you'll know why I was happy when LION lost Best Picture.]

The problem that O'Toole had the year he lost to Wayne was that he was in a not very good picture (i.e. GOODBYE, MR. CHIPS). 
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Post by: Druxy on December 19, 2010, 12:48:50 PM
I've said this before (and I'm not the first one to say it), but:

You don't remake a hit...only a flop.

TRUE GRIT may not be a classic, but it was a major hit and is fondly remembered by people who saw it.

I'm sure that Jeff Bridges is excellent in the role of "Rooster".  He seems like perfect casting, but as good as he might be, he will always be competing with the memory of John Wayne.

To that last comment, I completely concur!!!  However...they don't make movies any more for folks who remember John Wayne "at the movies."  Any more than they make movies any more folks who consider the original "The Day the Earth Stood Still" a sci-fi classic.

Who these people are that they remake classics (or memorable films) for are people who cannot be bothered with classics...with anything black and white, or that starred anyone they never heard of.

We have a wealth of film history at our fingertips and several generations of young people who won't let their fingers do the walking.

Thus...unneeded/unnecessary/(and usually underthought) remakes.  Overproduced, naturally.

On the other hand...Jeff Bridges as Rooster ought to be a real treat.  Bridges is an actor!!!  Wayne was...Wayne...a force of nature, but essentially the same character film after film.

Frankly, I'd rather watch Wayne or Bogart or Cagney or Tracy or any of the great stars of yesterday than most of the "actors" that we have today.

No disrespect intended to Mr. Bridges, whose work I like.
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Post by: bk on December 19, 2010, 12:50:44 PM
Just entered over two hundred names into the eBlast program - over the last year, Kritzerland has accumulated over 2500 names.
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Post by: bk on December 19, 2010, 12:51:13 PM
It looks like either Little Toni's tonight or the Eclectic Cafe - don't want to drive too far in this rain.
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Post by: Ginny on December 19, 2010, 01:05:13 PM
We got home from Lima about an hour ago after a well-attended service for the Bishop's visit.  The ladies of the church prepared a lovely brunch.
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Post by: Ginny on December 19, 2010, 01:06:15 PM
DR Ben looks quite comfy in his Snuggie.  My sister sent me one for my birthday - it's navy blue with a Michigan pocket on the front.
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Post by: Jane on December 19, 2010, 01:35:58 PM
paper chain on tree

Never did that.  I have darling paper bears I purchased at Feeney's nursery about 27 years ago http://www.feeneys.com/indexNOFLASH.shtml  I still have the glass decorations I got there.  They were the first really nice, and expensive, decorations I ever purchased.  The last time I was in Pennsylvania in December I went with my girlfriend and Christmas at Feeney's was just as wonderful as I remembered it.

I wish the website had photos. 
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Post by: elmore3003 on December 19, 2010, 01:44:04 PM
I am getting sick of delis hiring workers with English as a second language. I ordered over an hour ago Virginia ham on rye with Swiss, lettuce, tomato and mayo. What I just unwrapped to my dismay was Virginia ham on a roll with Swiss, lettuce, tomato and mayo!
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Post by: elmore3003 on December 19, 2010, 01:52:40 PM
Time to leave Toyland!

I've never seen TRUE GRIT, so I look forward to the new film. I like a lot of the Coen Brothers oeuvre and I'm sure it will have wonderful moments.
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Post by: Ben on December 19, 2010, 02:08:43 PM
I am getting sick of delis hiring workers with English as a second language. I ordered over an hour ago Virginia ham on rye with Swiss. lettuce, tomato and mayo. What I just unwrapped to my dismay was Virginia ham on a roll with Swiss, lettuce, tomato and mayo!


Be careful, you're making me hungry.
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Post by: Charles Pogue on December 19, 2010, 02:11:26 PM
I watched the original TRUE GRIT again about a week ago.

I agree with BK that it's no classic, but it's certainly a much better film than I remembered it being.

Wayne was terrific and, despite what some people have quipped, I do think he earned the Oscar that year.



I am of the opinion that Wayne was given the Oscar because folks thought he might not make many (if any) more films.  Four classic performances were nominated that year...and then there was Wayne.  The best performance of that year was turned in by Peter O'Toole (as was the case in virtually any year in which he appeared in a film), followed by Voigt, Hoffman and Burton. 

It wasn't even prime Wayne.  His greatest moment was in "The Quiet Man".

Ron, I agree that most years O'Toole has been up, he's been robbed.  The greatest actor never to win an Oscar for an array of brilliant performances.  I think I'd have to say Wayne's greatest performance is THE SEARCHERS, although QUIET MAN is a damned close second.
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Post by: Jane on December 19, 2010, 02:26:22 PM
I watched the original TRUE GRIT again about a week ago.

I agree with BK that it's no classic, but it's certainly a much better film than I remembered it being.

Wayne was terrific and, despite what some people have quipped, I do think he earned the Oscar that year.



I am of the opinion that Wayne was given the Oscar because folks thought he might not make many (if any) more films.  Four classic performances were nominated that year...and then there was Wayne.  The best performance of that year was turned in by Peter O'Toole (as was the case in virtually any year in which he appeared in a film), followed by Voigt, Hoffman and Burton. 

It wasn't even prime Wayne.  His greatest moment was in "The Quiet Man".

I agree about Quiet Man.  I don't remember complaining he won for True Grit & I liked his performance in The Shootist.
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Post by: Jane on December 19, 2010, 02:28:31 PM
I watched the original TRUE GRIT again about a week ago.

I agree with BK that it's no classic, but it's certainly a much better film than I remembered it being.

Wayne was terrific and, despite what some people have quipped, I do think he earned the Oscar that year.



I am of the opinion that Wayne was given the Oscar because folks thought he might not make many (if any) more films.  Four classic performances were nominated that year...and then there was Wayne.  The best performance of that year was turned in by Peter O'Toole (as was the case in virtually any year in which he appeared in a film), followed by Voigt, Hoffman and Burton. 

It wasn't even prime Wayne.  His greatest moment was in "The Quiet Man".

Ron, I agree that most years O'Toole has been up, he's been robbed.  The greatest actor never to win an Oscar for an array of brilliant performances.  I think I'd have to say Wayne's greatest performance is THE SEARCHERS, although QUIET MAN is a damned close second.

Darn I forgot about The Searchers, though I still prefer Quiet Man.
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Post by: Sam on December 19, 2010, 02:35:12 PM
 ;D
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Post by: Sam on December 19, 2010, 02:35:57 PM
Hi TCB, sorry I missed you.   :)
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Post by: Sam on December 19, 2010, 02:38:49 PM
It's been raining non-stop all day (and all day yesterday) to go outside to do anything.   The weather is very unusual for us.  The earth here does need it, the hills during the drive to and from work were really dry and brown.
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Post by: Sam on December 19, 2010, 02:40:18 PM
 ;)
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Post by: Sam on December 19, 2010, 02:43:57 PM
My digital camera was a dead issue.   $250.00 to fix it, was only $247.00 brand new is 2007.   It went to the recycle world.
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Post by: Jane on December 19, 2010, 02:44:29 PM
DR Sam I hope you get just the right amount of rain. 
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Post by: Sam on December 19, 2010, 02:44:34 PM
Maybe there will be snow on the mountain tops in the morning.  ;D
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Post by: Jane on December 19, 2010, 02:45:08 PM
Here is a close-up photo of my little, and I mean little, tree.
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Post by: Jane on December 19, 2010, 02:47:55 PM
Full view.
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Post by: Sam on December 19, 2010, 02:49:45 PM
Hi Jane.    I have a fake 3 foot tree up this year.   Just the perfect size for coffee table decor.   From Radko.    And that was enough to make the whole house festive.  Nice and simple and cheerful with only German (very colorful and silly) wooden ornaments.
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Post by: Ginny on December 19, 2010, 02:50:01 PM
DR Jane - I like your little tree very much!
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Post by: Sam on December 19, 2010, 02:53:43 PM
This Friday and Saturday I'll be baking cookies, to give to may 20 or so neighborhood houses I've become aquainted with.  All really nice people and their pets.     No doggie cookies though.   I'm not venturing into that baking. 
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Post by: Sam on December 19, 2010, 02:55:09 PM
It stopped pouring outside, time to take out the trash and check the car.   

 8)
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Post by: Jane on December 19, 2010, 02:56:07 PM
I forgot to mention Keith likes the tree.  I'm going to try and wrap it as is to store for next year.  I thought about wrapping a ribbon around the base but it tips to easily to do it now, unless I get some help.
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Post by: Jane on December 19, 2010, 02:58:22 PM
Hi Jane.    I have a fake 3 foot tree up this year.   Just the perfect size for coffee table decor.   From Radko.    And that was enough to make the whole house festive.  Nice and simple and cheerful with only German (very colorful and silly) wooden ornaments.

I actually suggested getting a fake tree this year, something I never thought I would do.  I miss my prettier decorations which won't fit on this one.  I used to have a mini tree and a large one.  This new little tree is nicer than my old one which is why I think Keith likes it..
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Post by: Jane on December 19, 2010, 02:58:38 PM
DR Jane - I like your little tree very much!

Thank you.  So do I.
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Post by: Jane on December 19, 2010, 03:00:18 PM
This Friday and Saturday I'll be baking cookies, to give to may 20 or so neighborhood houses I've become aquainted with.  All really nice people and their pets.     No doggie cookies though.   I'm not venturing into that baking. 

I forgot I was going to make cookie dough today and put it in the freezer.  Maybe I still will.  I won't make much since Craig (it isn't vegan) & Keith (who watches his weight) won't eat any.
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Post by: Jane on December 19, 2010, 03:02:01 PM
I have the oven on self clean & need to clean all the racks for it before making cookie dough I'm not sure I can mix or if anyone will eat it ;D
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Post by: elmore3003 on December 19, 2010, 03:20:00 PM
If anyone wants to catch the dinner party from hell on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" with the real and truly obnoxious Allison Dubois, who's nothing like Patricia Arquette protrays her, and Kelsey Gammer's softcore porn actress ex-wife who's insane and a totally vile bitch, it's being rerun on Bravo at 6 pm. It's intense and Ms Dubois comes off as a famewhore to the nth degree.
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Post by: Cillaliz on December 19, 2010, 03:31:23 PM
Love your tree, Jane.  Glad Keith likes it.  Glad you found the decorations
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Post by: Laura on December 19, 2010, 03:55:00 PM
Well, I didn't get to see the nativity this morning. I was in the ER with a 92-year-old 72-pound woman full of spit and vinegar who fell at church this morning.
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Post by: Jane on December 19, 2010, 03:58:06 PM
Love your tree, Jane.  Glad Keith likes it.  Glad you found the decorations

Thanks.  I didn't find the decorations I used to put on the little tree, which I'm sure I trashed.  These are nicer and would have gone on a big tree. 

I've put out a few more decorations around the house and some of the pretty boxes, one of which even fit under the little tree.  I wrapped Sherlock, Yogi & Kitty's presents in pretty bags and put them by the fireplace with the fake gifts.

I think I enjoyed those pretty boxes more than the gifts that were in them.  Most are from Bryan who began splurging on professional wrapping for me.
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Post by: Jane on December 19, 2010, 03:58:47 PM
Well, I didn't get to see the nativity this morning. I was in the ER with a 92-year-old 72-pound woman full of spit and vinegar who fell at church this morning.

Oh no.  I hope she is ok and you are a kind soul to stay with her.
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Post by: Jane on December 19, 2010, 03:59:27 PM
Now I really must clean those oven racks.  Decorating was more fun.
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Post by: Laura on December 19, 2010, 03:59:53 PM
Well, she's mad at the doctor for not letting her go home, and she argued something fierce with the social worker who was asking too many questions. I want to be just like her when I grow up.
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Post by: td on December 19, 2010, 04:03:45 PM
Here's Mum, who is so thankful for all the B'day wishes, blowing out her candles:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmZI681T1ug&list=ULaOkYy-ISTqg&playnext=1
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Post by: Ginny on December 19, 2010, 04:07:54 PM
Yes, DR Laura, 92-year-olds can be pretty feisty - my mother is a great example.
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Post by: Jennifer on December 19, 2010, 04:07:59 PM
Happy Birthday to DR td's mom!
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Post by: Jennifer on December 19, 2010, 04:09:36 PM
I wonder if Survivor will be delayed here. I'm guessing since part of the finale is live that we will have to wait until it starts on CBS.
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Post by: Jennifer on December 19, 2010, 04:10:01 PM
I decorated 5 dozen sugar cookies that my mom and niece baked.  They actually look too good to eat!
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Post by: Laura on December 19, 2010, 04:14:13 PM
Looks like a great birthday! Happy Birthday, Mum!
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Post by: KevinH on December 19, 2010, 04:20:24 PM
Happy Birthday, DR TD's Mum!
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Post by: Edisaurus on December 19, 2010, 04:24:16 PM
Jumping in with a pleas for vibes for my stepmom who is being life-flighted here to Atlanta on life support--something that just happened very suddenly. Please, all the vibes you can muster....waiting to hear when the flight leaves and then meeting it at the hospital. Thanks to all...
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Post by: KevinH on December 19, 2010, 04:33:24 PM
I went to see Sunset Blvd today at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA.  It was very enjoyable.  Florence Lacey plays Norma, DB Bonds is Joe and Susan Derry plays Betty Schaefer.

The stage is surrounded by the audience on three sides.  The designers were very creative in the use of limited space.  The staircase is on the left side of the stage as opposed to the center.  The orchestra is above and behind the stage in a very small space.  The car is on a track at the back of the stage but also runs on electricity according to the tour "guides" ( I went on a "backlot tour" after the show.  Two of the actors were the guides--the aforementioned Susan Derry and another actor who had one of the smaller roles.  
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Post by: elmore3003 on December 19, 2010, 04:33:37 PM
Jumping in with a pleas for vibes for my stepmom who is being life-flighted here to Atlanta on life support--something that just happened very suddenly. Please, all the vibes you can muster....waiting to hear when the flight leaves and then meeting it at the hospital. Thanks to all...

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Vbes for the health and safety of the stepmother of our DR Edisaurus! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Post by: KevinH on December 19, 2010, 04:34:23 PM
Vibes for your stepmom, DR Edisaurus.
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Post by: td on December 19, 2010, 04:36:11 PM
Mega-mega-multi Vibes to the Maximum for DR Edisaurus' stepmom!
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Post by: Laura on December 19, 2010, 04:51:54 PM
Oh dear! Vibes for Edi's stepmom!!!!!
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Post by: Ginny on December 19, 2010, 04:54:11 PM
Vibes for DR Edi's stepmom!!!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 19, 2010, 04:59:57 PM
~~~~~VIBES FOR THE STEPMOM OF DR EDISAURUS~~~~~
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Post by: FJL on December 19, 2010, 05:07:19 PM
Vibes of all kinds needed for Edi's stepmom!!!
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Post by: Jane on December 19, 2010, 05:17:03 PM
Well, she's mad at the doctor for not letting her go home, and she argued something fierce with the social worker who was asking too many questions. I want to be just like her when I grow up.

I wouldn't be happy about a social worker unless I agreed to one.  Does the woman have family?
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Post by: TCB on December 19, 2010, 05:18:00 PM
I don't have a tree being Jewish, but usually we all go over to decorate my aunt's tree. But she is going to be out of town for Christmas this year. So no decorating. I actually love decorating Christmas trees.

My sis has a tree but they decorated it themselves.


Jennifer, you are Jewish, but your sister is not?
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Post by: Jane on December 19, 2010, 05:18:52 PM
Jumping in with a pleas for vibes for my stepmom who is being life-flighted here to Atlanta on life support--something that just happened very suddenly. Please, all the vibes you can muster....waiting to hear when the flight leaves and then meeting it at the hospital. Thanks to all...

OMG!!!  MEGA VIBES!!!!!  I shall keep good thoughts for your stepmother.
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Post by: vixmom on December 19, 2010, 05:20:18 PM
Here's Mum, who is so thankful for all the B'day wishes, blowing out her candles:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmZI681T1ug&list=ULaOkYy-ISTqg&playnext=1

thank you for sharing that - I am so glad that she was home from hospital and able to clebrate her birthday with you all
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Post by: Ben on December 19, 2010, 05:20:25 PM
Dear Amy, many good thoughts to you right now.
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Post by: Jane on December 19, 2010, 05:20:46 PM
I don't have a tree being Jewish, but usually we all go over to decorate my aunt's tree. But she is going to be out of town for Christmas this year. So no decorating. I actually love decorating Christmas trees.

My sis has a tree but they decorated it themselves.


Jennifer, you are Jewish, but your sister is not?

;D  That does happen.
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Post by: TCB on December 19, 2010, 05:21:27 PM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DR TD'S MUM!
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Post by: vixmom on December 19, 2010, 05:21:47 PM
Jumping in with a pleas for vibes for my stepmom who is being life-flighted here to Atlanta on life support--something that just happened very suddenly. Please, all the vibes you can muster....waiting to hear when the flight leaves and then meeting it at the hospital. Thanks to all...

oh no -

 vibes and prayers for Edi's step mom
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Post by: vixmom on December 19, 2010, 05:23:41 PM
Well, I didn't get to see the nativity this morning. I was in the ER with a 92-year-old 72-pound woman full of spit and vinegar who fell at church this morning.

oh no!
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Post by: vixmom on December 19, 2010, 05:25:52 PM
The Vixter and I went to see Tangled this afternoon and we took a 10 year old girl fromn the church along with us.

We loved it

I need to learn the lyrics to Mother Knows Best  so I can "freak out" the Vixter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5JcvXyPlbU
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Post by: TCB on December 19, 2010, 05:26:12 PM
I don't have a tree being Jewish, but usually we all go over to decorate my aunt's tree. But she is going to be out of town for Christmas this year. So no decorating. I actually love decorating Christmas trees.

My sis has a tree but they decorated it themselves.


Jennifer, you are Jewish, but your sister is not?

;D  That does happen.


I do understand that, Jane, but I was just wondering if her sister put up a Christmas tree even though she is Jewish.  I have a great many Jewish friends who celebrate Christmas (minus the Jesus part) and actually do have Christmas trees.

I am also a prime example that not all Christians have Christmas trees.
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Post by: Laura on December 19, 2010, 05:26:42 PM
A 96-year-old brother in Pennsylvania.
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Post by: TCB on December 19, 2010, 05:29:16 PM
I'm posting to show you that things are progressing. Here is a shot of me watching Arthur (Laura, tell Sandra) and wearing the Snuggie I received from some office mates. It was taken last night just before 7pm.


Camille?
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Post by: Jane on December 19, 2010, 05:31:27 PM
I don't have a tree being Jewish, but usually we all go over to decorate my aunt's tree. But she is going to be out of town for Christmas this year. So no decorating. I actually love decorating Christmas trees.

My sis has a tree but they decorated it themselves.


Jennifer, you are Jewish, but your sister is not?

;D  That does happen.


I do understand that, Jane, but I was just wondering if her sister put up a Christmas tree even though she is Jewish.  I have a great many Jewish friends who celebrate Christmas (minus the Jesus part) and actually do have Christmas trees.

I am also a prime example that not all Christians have Christmas trees.

You didn't say that. :)  You know I am Jewish & celebrate Christmas.  My sister didn't want to be thought of as Jewish at all.
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Post by: TCB on December 19, 2010, 05:33:57 PM
Good Morning! Good Afternoon!

I'm up, I'm up... And I thought it was supposed to snow today?

It was supposed to snow in Tacoma today, but the sun was too bright.
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Post by: Laura on December 19, 2010, 05:33:57 PM
Ben, I am glad you are home under your Snuggli watching Arthur. Keep getting well!
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Post by: Ginny on December 19, 2010, 05:38:14 PM
A 96-year-old brother in Pennsylvania.

He should be a big help...
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Post by: Jane on December 19, 2010, 05:40:33 PM
A 96-year-old brother in Pennsylvania.

He should be a big help...

LOL You only posted this before I did because Craig interrupted me. :)
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Post by: Cillaliz on December 19, 2010, 05:42:17 PM
MEGA VIBES TO DR EDI'S STEPMOM~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Post by: DakotaCelt on December 19, 2010, 05:51:10 PM
Greeings...

I have survived the end of the semester and I got an A in my class

The only positive about the semester.. Work is still not pleasant

HOwever this vid is too cute

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1497096232262&comments
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Post by: elmore3003 on December 19, 2010, 05:55:53 PM
Greeings...

I have survived the end of the semester and I got an A in my class

The only positive about the semester.. Work is still not pleasant

HOwever this vid is too cute

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1497096232262&comments

Howdy, DR Dakotacelt! I am happy for your A and not so happy the work situation is still not good.

Happy holidays to you!
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Post by: TCB on December 19, 2010, 05:59:22 PM
Jumping in with a pleas for vibes for my stepmom who is being life-flighted here to Atlanta on life support--something that just happened very suddenly. Please, all the vibes you can muster....waiting to hear when the flight leaves and then meeting it at the hospital. Thanks to all...

Amy, you have my vibes as well as my prayers!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Post by: Jane on December 19, 2010, 06:00:15 PM
Greeings...

I have survived the end of the semester and I got an A in my class

The only positive about the semester.. Work is still not pleasant

HOwever this vid is too cute

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1497096232262&comments

Hi Dakota.  Congratulations on your A.

Thanks for sharing the video. :D
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Post by: DakotaCelt on December 19, 2010, 06:01:44 PM
Vibes to one and alll
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Post by: JMK on December 19, 2010, 06:02:04 PM
I wish some of you HHW Jews would let Betsy know Moses is not going to descend from the sky with bolts of fury if we put up a Christmas tree.  ;)
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Post by: DakotaCelt on December 19, 2010, 06:02:26 PM
Have not put up a tree in years... I have a small apartment and not a lot of space to put it..
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Post by: DakotaCelt on December 19, 2010, 06:02:52 PM
Nah.... he wont...
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Post by: Edisaurus on December 19, 2010, 06:03:17 PM
My step-sister just called me; she didn't make it. I am in a state of shock. She had planned to come in to xmas shop but didn't feel up to it. This doesn't seem real. Thanks for all the vibes; her family really needs them now because she was the center of their universe and they were all so close; really extensions of each other. My father, who is bedridden has no idea what's going on. He will be completely devastated---he loved her so much and I don't even know if he will want to survive without her. I am going up tomorrow to break the news to him with my step-sisters. How do you tell someone something so horrific? Vibes for her family would be so much appreciated. It's like the world has been yanked out from under us all.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on December 19, 2010, 06:04:22 PM
I have only seen clips of the original True Grit
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Post by: JMK on December 19, 2010, 06:05:04 PM
I'm a little freaked out right now--we're hoping our current tenants are just discombobulated by their move to their new home, which was evidently a comedy of errors (and which included damage to our house, which they've agreed to take care of), but they are saying that we told them they don't need to pay rent after January.  Ummm. . .no.  They don't need to pay rent AFTER we find a new tenant, whenever that is.  Luckily I have everything in emails.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on December 19, 2010, 06:07:37 PM
My condolences Edi.... I send thoughts and prayers...
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Post by: Laura on December 19, 2010, 06:07:47 PM
Oh, Edi, I am so sorry!
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Post by: TCB on December 19, 2010, 06:08:56 PM
My step-sister just called me; she didn't make it. I am in a state of shock. She had planned to come in to xmas shop but didn't feel up to it. This doesn't seem real. Thanks for all the vibes; her family really needs them now because she was the center of their universe and they were all so close; really extensions of each other. My father, who is bedridden has no idea what's going on. He will be completely devastated---he loved her so much and I don't even know if he will want to survive without her. I am going up tomorrow to break the news to him with my step-sisters. How do you tell someone something so horrific? Vibes for her family would be so much appreciated. It's like the world has been yanked out from under us all.


My sympathies and prayers to both families.  What a horrible loss, especially so close to Christmas.
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Post by: Jane on December 19, 2010, 06:09:05 PM
I wish some of you HHW Jews would let Betsy know Moses is not going to descend from the sky with bolts of fury if we put up a Christmas tree.  ;)

;D
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Post by: Jane on December 19, 2010, 06:10:48 PM
Oh Amy I'm so very sorry.  My heart goes out to your entire family, most of all for your father.
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Post by: Jane on December 19, 2010, 06:13:53 PM
DR Edi,
(http://www.myspacelayz.com/import/graphics/condolences-for-loss/condolences_for_loss_429.jpg)

VIBES OF COMFORT, COPING, & HEALING!
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Post by: MBarnum on December 19, 2010, 06:14:32 PM
Edi, I am so very sorry about your stepmom. Please take care.  :-[
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Post by: TCB on December 19, 2010, 06:16:13 PM





G'night!
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Post by: Ginny on December 19, 2010, 06:17:30 PM
DR Edi - you and your dad and your stepmother's family are in my thoughts and prayers.  I'm so sorry for your loss.
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Post by: MBarnum on December 19, 2010, 06:18:47 PM
As requested earlier by DR Laura, here is my blue Christmas tree. It is even purtier when the Christmas lights are on.

(http://i370.photobucket.com/albums/oo146/mbarnum/IMG_1655.jpg?t=1292810605)
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Post by: Laura on December 19, 2010, 06:20:20 PM
Thanks, MBarnum. It's really something! I don't think I've ever seen a blue tree.
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Post by: Ben on December 19, 2010, 06:24:09 PM
Dearest Amy, there isn't a lot to say.

Know that we love you and are thinking of you and the family at this terrible time.

Much love and hugs to you through the Internet.
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Post by: MBarnum on December 19, 2010, 06:38:28 PM
Hear it is with the lights!


(http://i370.photobucket.com/albums/oo146/mbarnum/IMG_1659.jpg?t=1292811787)



I bet you don't see too many Christmas trees sitting in front of movie posters for Hindu mythological movies, either, DR Laura!
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Post by: Ginny on December 19, 2010, 06:40:24 PM
Lovely blue tree, DR MBarnum!
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Post by: Ginny on December 19, 2010, 06:41:16 PM
Well, I slept poorly last night and have gobs to do this week before Friday, so I'm going to try to get a good night's sleep - see y'all tomorrow!
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Post by: vixmom on December 19, 2010, 06:42:42 PM
Oh Edi


I am so terribly sorry for your loss


You and your family . especially your Dad, are in my prayers


 
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Post by: Laura on December 19, 2010, 06:45:31 PM
No, MBarnum, I have never seen anything like it!

It is especially pretty with the lights on.
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Post by: Laura on December 19, 2010, 06:46:06 PM
Congratulations on surviving so far, DakotaCelt!
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Post by: elmore3003 on December 19, 2010, 06:47:27 PM
DR edisaurus, what horrible news! I send good wishes to your family. I am so sorry.
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Post by: vixmom on December 19, 2010, 06:58:38 PM
Hear it is with the lights!


(http://i370.photobucket.com/albums/oo146/mbarnum/IMG_1659.jpg?t=1292811787)



I bet you don't see too many Christmas trees sitting in front of movie posters for Hindu mythological movies, either, DR Laura!

Very pretty Mike!!
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Post by: vixmom on December 19, 2010, 06:59:45 PM
I was just catching up to the past few dasy and just saw George's rendition ofBoom chicka boom... wonderful!!
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Post by: Jane on December 19, 2010, 07:01:38 PM
As requested earlier by DR Laura, here is my blue Christmas tree. It is even purtier when the Christmas lights are on.

(http://i370.photobucket.com/albums/oo146/mbarnum/IMG_1655.jpg?t=1292810605)

It reminds me of a Chanukah bush, only prettier with the Bollywood memorabilia.
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Post by: Jane on December 19, 2010, 07:02:53 PM
DR Vixmom I like your quotes of other DR's. :)
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Post by: vixmom on December 19, 2010, 07:14:27 PM
I found the lyrics!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5JcvXyPlbU
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Post by: Cillaliz on December 19, 2010, 07:14:46 PM
Oh Edi, I am so sorry to hear your news.  My thoughts and prayers are with you, your father and your stepmom's family
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Post by: Cillaliz on December 19, 2010, 07:15:26 PM
Congrats on getting through a successful semester Dakota
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Post by: Cillaliz on December 19, 2010, 07:16:15 PM
MBarnum, I'll have a blue Christmas tree without you....

Love it
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Post by: John G. on December 19, 2010, 07:25:45 PM
Well, I didn't get to see the nativity this morning. I was in the ER with a 92-year-old 72-pound woman full of spit and vinegar who fell at church this morning.
Glad you were there for her.
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Post by: td on December 19, 2010, 07:27:45 PM
Add my condolences, thoughts and prayers, DR Edi.
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Post by: John G. on December 19, 2010, 07:28:54 PM
Jumping in with a pleas for vibes for my stepmom who is being life-flighted here to Atlanta on life support--something that just happened very suddenly. Please, all the vibes you can muster....waiting to hear when the flight leaves and then meeting it at the hospital. Thanks to all...

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Vbes for the health and safety of the stepmother of our DR Edisaurus! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Double vibes.
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Post by: John G. on December 19, 2010, 07:30:52 PM
Greeings...

I have survived the end of the semester and I got an A in my class

The only positive about the semester.. Work is still not pleasant

HOwever this vid is too cute

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1497096232262&comments

Hi Dakota.  Congratulations on your A.

Thanks for sharing the video. :D
Congratulations!
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Post by: John G. on December 19, 2010, 07:32:43 PM
Edi, so sorry to hear your news. My prayers for you and your extended family.
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Post by: John G. on December 19, 2010, 07:33:07 PM
Happy, happy, DR td's Mom!
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Post by: John G. on December 19, 2010, 07:34:39 PM
Saw the first two parts of a British trilogy called "Red Riding." Murder, corruption, evil police, sex and mayhem. Can't wait to see the final part.
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Post by: vixmom on December 19, 2010, 07:53:30 PM
time for this girl to go to bed
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Post by: Edisaurus on December 19, 2010, 07:59:07 PM
I am drinking a beer.; the only way I can get to sleep so I can get through tomorrow. I am at a complete loss. I so appreciate all the vibes---the family will need them, big time, and as my step-mom was my father's main caregiver and brain-trust of what meds and every little detail it takes, I hope between us we'll be able to know the right things to do. I'm so worried what will happen to him without her; even if we're there 'round the clock; she was his world. He left my mom for this woman and it took a long time for me to accept her, and finally love her and her children as my own family. I never in a million years imagined that she would outlive him because she's about 15 years younger. It all seems very surreal and impossible.
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Post by: John G. on December 19, 2010, 08:11:38 PM
Loved the tree photos today, since I'm not up to decorating one of my own this year.
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Post by: FJL on December 19, 2010, 08:30:20 PM
Condolences from us to your family, Edi.

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Post by: vixmom on December 19, 2010, 08:44:08 PM
(((EDI))))
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Post by: Sam on December 19, 2010, 09:39:08 PM
Dear Edisaurus, My condolences to you and your family. :'(
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Post by: Sam on December 19, 2010, 09:41:49 PM
It's still raining.    8)

I hope my car starts in the morning, I want to leave before 5:30am.  :-\

A 4 day week for me, yea.

Vibes  ;D

Night all.  Sweet dreams.   :)
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Post by: Sam on December 19, 2010, 09:49:01 PM
Dear Jane, my cookies are simple, 4 ingredients + flavor (lemon rind or ground almonds), and a cookie press (my life saver).  Simple bite size cookies.   Just enough to go with coffee in the morning.    ;D

After all the heavy holiday food we eat.  ;D 
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Post by: Cillaliz on December 19, 2010, 09:53:43 PM
DR Edi- my heart goes out to you.  You'll all be in my prayers. 
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Post by: bk on December 19, 2010, 10:34:05 PM
Condolences to edisaurus.
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Post by: bk on December 19, 2010, 10:34:32 PM
Had a really nice dinner at the Eclectic Cafe - fun conversation and yummilicous pasta.
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Post by: bk on December 19, 2010, 10:37:54 PM
Then I came home, chatted some more, and then approved the pages for the two new releases on the Kritzerland site, and sent the remaining three tracks to the web guy, so everything is ready for tomorrow, including a new "News" column about the Casino Royale CD.  I hope it makes interesting reading - in fact, it's already up if anyone wants to check it out. 

I have to say, the LP transfer is spectacular-sounding, although I think our remastering of the tape is pretty amazing because it even fixes certain anomalies that are on the LP and that were obviously on the original album master tape.  I'm guessing if we'd fibbed and said the LP transfer was from an undiscovered tape copy we would have gotten away with it - that's how good this transfer is - you would never know it's from LP and is, in fact, the best LP transfer I've ever heard.
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Post by: bk on December 19, 2010, 10:38:05 PM
Slow.
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Post by: George on December 19, 2010, 11:12:42 PM
My step-sister just called me; she didn't make it. I am in a state of shock. She had planned to come in to xmas shop but didn't feel up to it. This doesn't seem real. Thanks for all the vibes; her family really needs them now because she was the center of their universe and they were all so close; really extensions of each other. My father, who is bedridden has no idea what's going on. He will be completely devastated---he loved her so much and I don't even know if he will want to survive without her. I am going up tomorrow to break the news to him with my step-sisters. How do you tell someone something so horrific? Vibes for her family would be so much appreciated. It's like the world has been yanked out from under us all.

Amy, my condolences to you and your father and your families. :'(
Title: Re: LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW
Post by: George on December 19, 2010, 11:15:23 PM
Continued vibes for Ben, td's mom, Elmore, Matthew and all in need.

~~~Ditto!!~~~
Title: Re: LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW
Post by: George on December 19, 2010, 11:26:48 PM
Greeings...

I have survived the end of the semester and I got an A in my class

The only positive about the semester.. Work is still not pleasant

HOwever this vid is too cute

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1497096232262&comments

Congrats on getting the A in your class!!

~~~Continued Coping Vibes At Your Work!!~~~
Title: Re: LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW
Post by: George on December 19, 2010, 11:28:43 PM
Here's Mum, who is so thankful for all the B'day wishes, blowing out her candles:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmZI681T1ug&list=ULaOkYy-ISTqg&playnext=1

Happy Birthday to TD's Mother!!
Title: Re: LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW
Post by: George on December 19, 2010, 11:31:15 PM
As requested earlier by DR Laura, here is my blue Christmas tree. It is even purtier when the Christmas lights are on.

(http://i370.photobucket.com/albums/oo146/mbarnum/IMG_1655.jpg?t=1292810605)

My, that is quite...blue!  I love it!

:D
Title: Re: LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW
Post by: George on December 19, 2010, 11:45:31 PM
Today, we had our last performance of "Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol."  There was a full house and even a waiting list.  I think that they got everyone in, though.  After the show, we had to strike the set, but two good things about that.  One was that we didn't have to take everything out of the theater.  The next show is building their set tomorrow, so we were able to leave about half of our set there!  Also, since the theater group has their own theater AND storage unit, we just had to move the pieces across a parking lot...no loading trucks that aren't big enough for everything and hauling the stuff miles down the freeway!  It only took about an hour, then we were done.  Onto whatever's next! :)