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Title: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: bk on December 23, 2010, 12:30:37 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes were very wintery and took place in Wonderland, and now it is time for you to post until the winter cows come home.
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Post by: bk on December 23, 2010, 12:31:23 AM
And the word of the day is: LAGNIAPPE!
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Post by: George on December 23, 2010, 01:00:16 AM
A Very Happy Birthday to William F. Orr!! ;D

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Post by: George on December 23, 2010, 01:00:25 AM
And a Very Happy Birthday to DR BK's Very Own Brother!!
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Post by: Laura on December 23, 2010, 01:44:10 AM
Happy Happy Birthday to William F. Orr!
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Post by: Ben on December 23, 2010, 01:46:45 AM
Morning all.

That is all.
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Post by: Ben on December 23, 2010, 01:47:01 AM
Happy Orr Day!!!
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Post by: Ben on December 23, 2010, 01:47:22 AM
Laura, Laura, Laura, go to bed!
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Post by: Ben on December 23, 2010, 01:48:08 AM
You might have visitors next week (DR Matthew and his partner Eric) and you have to be well rested.
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Post by: Ben on December 23, 2010, 01:48:29 AM
Anyway, that's it for now.

I feel good and I'm happy.
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Post by: Ben on December 23, 2010, 02:05:01 AM
Last night John G. asked:

   
Re: SILENT NIGHT
Reply #198 on: Today at 12:02:17 AM    
So, is the Freddie lyricist in the comments below the story someone we know?

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/20/five-questions-about-a-list-about-movies-about-theater/


Yes, John, Freddie is our own FJL
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Post by: Laura on December 23, 2010, 02:16:29 AM
Laura, Laura, Laura, go to bed!

I tried that earlier. Didn't work so well.
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Post by: Laura on December 23, 2010, 02:16:54 AM
I'm so glad you are feeling better, Ben. What did you have for breakfast today?
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Post by: Ben on December 23, 2010, 02:28:22 AM
I'll have an English muffin with peanut butter and jelly and some apple juice.
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Post by: Michael on December 23, 2010, 04:21:34 AM
BIRTHDAY CHEERS TO WILLIAM F. ORR
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Post by: Michael on December 23, 2010, 04:22:20 AM
Bon Fete pour le frere de M. Bruce Kimmel
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Post by: elmore3003 on December 23, 2010, 04:37:49 AM
Good morning, all! I think (fingers crossed) that this cold is heading out of my system. Last night I slept rather well for the first time in weeks. I did have several weird dreams, one about the Drama Book Shop and in the otherI was working in a law firm or agency as some sort of freelance person working on invitations of some sort for a "name," although I have no idea who this person might be now. The strangest part was that the dream also involved the title song from "Earnest In Love," which people at the firm/agency kept watching on video with me.

This morning I have another round of McGlinn estate work. I don't know if Geri and I will be pulling more materials or if we will be working on sales of music, etc. that had a deadline of Dec 15. After that, a trek to Toyland for more edits.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy Birthday Wishes to BK's Brother and to DR William F. Orr !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Laura on December 23, 2010, 04:51:13 AM
I hope you continue to feel well today, Elmore!
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Post by: Jrand69 on December 23, 2010, 04:52:17 AM
Happy Birthday DR WFO!
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Post by: Jrand69 on December 23, 2010, 04:52:48 AM
Tomorrow night it may be snowing cats and dogs here.....but nothing today.  This is good since I am driving and spending 8 hours at work.
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Post by: Jrand69 on December 23, 2010, 04:54:06 AM
TOD:

#1 - The Brain From Planet X, which I saw twice - once on a Sunday with my friend Bryan (artistic director of the Phoenix Theatre in Indy) and then again the following Friday with MR BK and DR CP and EVIL KURT and ADRIENNE.

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Post by: Jrand69 on December 23, 2010, 05:17:04 AM
Off to work.  Oh.  Well.
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Post by: Ginny on December 23, 2010, 06:19:25 AM
Thursday morning greetings!  More cooking for me today - I've already started a small batch of "Lime Jello Marshmallow Cottage Cheese Surprise."  Well, actually, my version is "Lemon/Lime Jello Pineapple Cottage Cheese Surprise, with Pecans," but you get the idea...
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Post by: Ben on December 23, 2010, 06:29:34 AM
Even though I'm technically on vacation it seems I can be on short-term disability during this time and recover 5 of my "annual leave" days. This year an exception has been made and we are allowed to carry over 15 days of annual leave instead of the usual 10 so since Human Resources has put me on short-term disability 5 of my annual leave days go into the pile for next year and in 2011 it seems I will have 6 weeks of vacation instead of 5!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 23, 2010, 06:31:51 AM
Happy Birthday to Dear Errant and Truant Former Reader/Poster (that's DETFRP in HHW lingo) William F. Orr!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 23, 2010, 06:34:35 AM
This Christmas, My fellow Hainsies/Kimlets, is one of looking back...discovering past memories/reminiscing on days of yore.

And look what I found among a cache of treasures:  This photo from Christmas 1951 (I was 3 years old), and the first "documented" Christmas (photowise) of my life.

(http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh119/RonPulliam/Christmas1951-703YoungStreetJohnstonSC--SantaClaushasbeenthere-1.jpg)
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 23, 2010, 06:40:34 AM
As you can see in the photo I posted above, "Santa Claus" had already arrived and laid out my presents.  A train set, a tractor with trailer, and some additional presents in the chair.   Note, too, the window treatment.  In my family, that is the "infamous" window treatment because my mother tried so hard to create something wintry/Christmasy.  She used cotton to simulate snow...and she used "glue" to make it stick to the windows.   She may have spent a few hours perfecting the look, but it took her a very long time...many months, even...to get all the glue residue off the windows.  It was the only time anything like that was or would be done again. 

In the photo below, you can see me with one of the "wrapped presents" I received.  It was a baby doll.  My grandfather was apoplectic, but my mom said it was what I wanted.  My memories, for what they are worth nowadays, are all of the chalkboard and the tractor (sans trailer).  I had those objects for many years after. 

(http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh119/RonPulliam/Christmas1951--IdontrememberthisbabybutIrememberthechalkboardandthechair.jpg)
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Post by: Jennifer on December 23, 2010, 06:43:27 AM
I'm reading that NY Times Spiderman article that says teh show will start again tonight.  It is interesting that on one line they say that the injured stuntman is having back surgery.  Then on the next line it says he is going home probably tomorrow and will make a full recovery and return to the stage. Glad he will be okay.
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Post by: Jennifer on December 23, 2010, 06:44:38 AM
Happy Birthday to William F. Orr!
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Post by: Jennifer on December 23, 2010, 06:44:57 AM
Happy Birthday to BK's brother!
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Post by: Druxy on December 23, 2010, 06:51:54 AM
Happy Birthday to William F. Orr!

(Any relation to the Warner Clan?)
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Post by: Druxy on December 23, 2010, 06:52:15 AM
Happy Birthday to BK's brother!
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Post by: Laura on December 23, 2010, 06:53:32 AM
Thank you for posting those photos, Ron. They are wonderful.
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Post by: Druxy on December 23, 2010, 06:54:00 AM
TOD:

THE DROWSY CHAPARONE
JERSEY BOYS
THE EVIL DEAD
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Post by: Laura on December 23, 2010, 06:56:22 AM
The Monarch Scientist's Son could use more vibes, good thoughts, and prayers. He keeps getting air leaks in the lung, which will heal on their own, but are delaying his chances to go home. Also, yesterday the nurse felt he was making it up about his intense pain. The Monarch Scientist discovered that the tubing that the pain meds were going through weren't attached to him, and all the meds dripped onto the floor. This went on for SIX HOURS.
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Post by: John G. on December 23, 2010, 07:06:19 AM
Good morning, all.
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Post by: John G. on December 23, 2010, 07:06:47 AM
The Monarch Scientist's Son could use more vibes, good thoughts, and prayers. He keeps getting air leaks in the lung, which will heal on their own, but are delaying his chances to go home. Also, yesterday the nurse felt he was making it up about his intense pain. The Monarch Scientist discovered that the tubing that the pain meds were going through weren't attached to him, and all the meds dripped onto the floor. This went on for SIX HOURS.
Many vibes. And vibes that the nurse gets a reality check.
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Post by: John G. on December 23, 2010, 07:07:11 AM
Happy, happy, BK's brother.
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Post by: John G. on December 23, 2010, 07:07:28 AM
Happy, happy, William F. Orr.
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Post by: John G. on December 23, 2010, 07:08:10 AM
Last night John G. asked:

   
Re: SILENT NIGHT
Reply #198 on: Today at 12:02:17 AM    
So, is the Freddie lyricist in the comments below the story someone we know?

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/20/five-questions-about-a-list-about-movies-about-theater/


Yes, John, Freddie is our own FJL
Thanks. It bore his style.
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Post by: John G. on December 23, 2010, 07:08:46 AM
Happy Noche de los Rabanos, all. (That's Night of the Radishes.)
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Post by: John G. on December 23, 2010, 07:10:37 AM
(http://www.ofertasparaviajar.com/mt/archivos/images/template/fotos/S_rabano.jpg)
On this night, the people of Oaxaca, Mexico, gather in the town square with their prize radishes and celebrate the year's harvest. They carve the largest radishes into Nativity scenes and other fun images. And they drink, or so I gather.
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Post by: John G. on December 23, 2010, 07:13:45 AM
(http://www.visitingmexico.com.mx/blog/wp-content/uploads/noche-de-los-rabanos-en-oaxaca.JPG)
And another radish sculpture to savor.
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Post by: John G. on December 23, 2010, 07:16:18 AM
Continued healing vibes for Ben and Elmore and all in need.
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on December 23, 2010, 07:24:10 AM
And the word of the day is: LAGNIAPPE!

And The Song Of The Day Is:  SIMPLE GIFTS
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Post by: Laura on December 23, 2010, 07:25:07 AM
Hmm. I guess maybe I should think about starting to shop for Christmas.
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on December 23, 2010, 07:26:50 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY SON CRAIG BROCKMAN
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Post by: Laura on December 23, 2010, 07:30:33 AM
Thanks, John G.
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Post by: Laura on December 23, 2010, 07:30:46 AM
Happy Birthday, Craig Brockman!
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Post by: John G. on December 23, 2010, 07:34:17 AM
Happy, happy, Craig Brockman.
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Post by: JMK on December 23, 2010, 07:35:29 AM
Happy Birthdays to all.
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Post by: JMK on December 23, 2010, 07:36:40 AM
I won a national poetry contest in college with a poem, which I no longer completely remember or even think I still have, whose final line was:

that last damnable lagniappe in Pandora's box


For some reason that line has stayed with me through all these years.
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Post by: John G. on December 23, 2010, 07:39:13 AM
The Roman spirit is alive and well. This is from a NYPost article on Spidey woes:

"It is such a controversial show with a little bit of danger involved," said Jason Majestic, 34, of Long Island.

"You want everyone to be safe -- but it would have been awesome to watch if something had happened."

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Post by: John G. on December 23, 2010, 07:39:33 AM
I won a national poetry contest in college with a poem, which I no longer completely remember or even think I still have, whose final line was:

that last damnable lagniappe in Pandora's box


For some reason that line has stayed with me through all these years.
That is a great last line.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Ginny on December 23, 2010, 07:45:27 AM
Happiest of birthdays to DR WFO, BK's son, and Craig Brockman!
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Post by: Ginny on December 23, 2010, 07:46:32 AM
The Monarch Scientist's Son could use more vibes, good thoughts, and prayers. He keeps getting air leaks in the lung, which will heal on their own, but are delaying his chances to go home. Also, yesterday the nurse felt he was making it up about his intense pain. The Monarch Scientist discovered that the tubing that the pain meds were going through weren't attached to him, and all the meds dripped onto the floor. This went on for SIX HOURS.
Many vibes. And vibes that the nurse gets a reality check.

Or a termination notice.

Vibes for the Monarch Scientist's Son!
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Post by: Druxy on December 23, 2010, 08:08:44 AM
LOL!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9KPd_HgoQw&feature=related
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Post by: Cillaliz on December 23, 2010, 08:37:16 AM
LOL!!! I came to my brother's office and started working on my brief,.  I was reading a guide and realized that the deadlines have changed.  Rather than a 30 day before hearing deadline, it's 15 days.  I burst out laughing.  I remember now that when the manual came out everyone yelled about 30 days being too far in advance, but I haven't had a hearing under the new rules.  So, Merry Christmas, I don't have to have it in for another 2 weeks!
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Post by: Laura on December 23, 2010, 08:46:05 AM
That's great, Cillaliz! Enjoy your time off!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 23, 2010, 08:47:02 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up... And the forecast for snow this coming weekend keeps dwindling by the minute. Ah, well... ;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 23, 2010, 08:50:05 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DR WILLIAM F. ORR!!!!!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 23, 2010, 08:52:06 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DR ARNOLDMBROCKMAN'S DR CRAIG!!!!!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 23, 2010, 08:52:18 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO BK'S BROTHER!!!!!
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Post by: Ben on December 23, 2010, 08:52:19 AM
Happy Birthday to Craig Brockman!
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Post by: Ben on December 23, 2010, 08:52:35 AM
And BK's Brother
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 23, 2010, 08:54:54 AM
As for the Topic of the Day...

The Merchant of Venice at Shakespeare in the Park this past summer. It was great getting to see Al Pacino on stage, but Lily Rabe truly made the play for me.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 23, 2010, 08:57:25 AM
Happy Birthday to Dear Former Reader/Poster (that's DFRP in HHW lingo) Craig Brockman!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 23, 2010, 08:59:46 AM
I beg your indulgence, but I earlier stated that Christmas 1951 was the earliest "documented" (photowise) Christmas I had, but there is actually a photo from the year before...when I was 2 years old:

(http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh119/RonPulliam/Christmas1950--MewithchairtoppianophoneetcHaventquitegottentothestockingyetFirstChristmasat706YoungStreetJohnstonSC.jpg)

This was the Christmas when I received the yellow chair!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 23, 2010, 08:59:50 AM
DR Ron Pulliam - Thanks for posting those memories!

*Didn't you get a digital camera for your mom last year? If so, how's that working out for her?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 23, 2010, 09:00:42 AM
DR Ron Pulliam - And I'm guessing there's a scanner in the homestead now too?
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 23, 2010, 09:02:02 AM
I have been scanning photos and scanning photos.  I'm gonna have to buy a flash drive to get them home.  I've downloaded a bunch to photobucket, but it's far too time-consuming.  I need to scan and scan and scan just to finish the batch of photos I pulled from the boxes of photos I went through.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 23, 2010, 09:02:37 AM
DR Ron Pulliam - And I'm guessing there's a scanner in the homestead now too?

I sent my mom a scanner/printer a few years back when her printer tanked.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 23, 2010, 09:03:43 AM
DR Ron Pulliam - Thanks for posting those memories!

*Didn't you get a digital camera for your mom last year? If so, how's that working out for her?

She's really enjoying it.  I got her one and me one.  I'm enjoying mine, too, although not taking as many photos as in years past.  Will be more actively shooting tomorrow night and Saturday, I reckon.
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Post by: elmore3003 on December 23, 2010, 09:05:11 AM
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy Birthday to Craig Brockman !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Recovery Vibes for the Monarch Scientist's Son and a New Nurse! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Post by: elmore3003 on December 23, 2010, 09:06:42 AM
Greetings from Toyland!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 23, 2010, 09:07:19 AM
For DR vixmom when she drops in again:  That picture above of my Christmas in 1950 when I was 2 -- note, please, the snarky look on my face.

I guess it started then.
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Post by: Matthew on December 23, 2010, 09:09:59 AM
Happy Birthday to those it applies to.
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Post by: Matthew on December 23, 2010, 09:15:16 AM
TOD -  I think the only shows in which I sat in a theatre seat and watched this year was Chicago and Wicked and they were really great.  As for shows that I had a part in that were great experiences this year were probably Sunset Blvd and La Cage Aux Folles 
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Post by: Edisaurus on December 23, 2010, 09:22:06 AM
Happy Birthday to W.F.O.!
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Post by: Ginny on December 23, 2010, 09:25:59 AM
Hello, DR Edi!  How are you today?  Fr. Richard asked me to find out your step-mom's first name so that he can include her in the liturgy at Holy Nativity.  Would you mind sharing it?
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Post by: Edisaurus on December 23, 2010, 09:28:07 AM
Sorry not to be able to spend more time here; I came back from Blue Ridge last night and am going up tomorrow, so I basically figured I had this one day to xmas shop and cook. But this morning we learned that Greg's mother was taken to the E.R. and so he's down there right now. She has pneumonia and a UTI and we're just hoping she'll be able to make it through. They had done a swallow test and determined that she could have no more food by mouth, just her feeding tube...this was after we had done a lot of work for her to be able to eat solid food, so I think she was very discouraged by the news. The last time she was in this shape she was placed in hospice but then was able to leave and go to assisted living.

I'm trying to edit together a memorial tribute for my step-mother's service on Tuesday night, so all I want for Christmas are VIBES VIBES VIBES. Love and happy holidays to all our HHW friends!
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Post by: Ben on December 23, 2010, 09:29:39 AM
Amy, more hugs and love to you dear friend.
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Post by: Ginny on December 23, 2010, 09:29:41 AM
So, I guess Fr. Richard now needs 2 first names, DR Edi.  Sorry to hear about Greg's Mom's set-back.
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Post by: John G. on December 23, 2010, 09:30:18 AM
You got 'em, Edi.
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Post by: Ginny on December 23, 2010, 09:34:27 AM
Richard is out and about, duplicating the bulletins for tomorrow evening's service and picking up our Honey Baked ham and turkey.  I have cinnamon pecan coffee cakes in the oven and have worked through my stack of recipes so that the next one up is for next Monday.  My only kitchen tasks left are to decorate the shortbread cut-outs, prepare plates of cookies for my Mom and my Aunt, and pack up the foodstuffs that we're taking to Lima for the weekend.
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Post by: bk on December 23, 2010, 09:37:22 AM
Of course, I would have wished Craig Brockman a happy haineshisway.com birthday if only his birthday were noted on the fancy-shmancy haineshisway.com birthday calendar.
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Post by: Druxy on December 23, 2010, 09:53:19 AM
Happy Birthday Craig Brockman!
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Post by: bk on December 23, 2010, 10:04:06 AM
Guess we're done with the rain for a while - clouds, but sunny.
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Post by: Jennifer on December 23, 2010, 10:25:37 AM
Vibes for the Monarch Scientist's Son! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

That is terrible about the nurse. Why would someone make up pain?
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Post by: Jennifer on December 23, 2010, 10:27:50 AM
I'm so sorry DR Edi to hear about these new problems. Vibes for Greg's mother. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Post by: Matthew on December 23, 2010, 10:35:00 AM
Susan Boyle's CD "The Gift" really isn't half bad!
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Post by: Matthew on December 23, 2010, 10:37:05 AM
Page 4 Susan Boyle dance

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Post by: Laura on December 23, 2010, 10:37:36 AM
More vibes for Edi and the family!
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Post by: Laura on December 23, 2010, 10:38:45 AM
I guess I should go do some printing. Or else I have to work tomorrow and Christmas.
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on December 23, 2010, 10:42:24 AM
Happy Birthday To BK's Brother
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on December 23, 2010, 10:42:51 AM
Happy Birthday To Mr. ORR
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on December 23, 2010, 10:43:32 AM
Ben-

Good Afternoon and Get Well Vibes

That Is All
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Post by: bk on December 23, 2010, 11:08:21 AM
The oversized pile of crap on the kitchen counter is now taken care of, and half the pile o' crap on the floor near the kitchen table is half taken care of.
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Post by: John G. on December 23, 2010, 11:19:19 AM
The oversized pile of crap on the kitchen counter is now taken care of, and half the pile o' crap on the floor near the kitchen table is half taken care of.
Sounds like my house. Got the bedroom cleaned. That's major progress. Not so much work yet on the kitchen.
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Post by: John G. on December 23, 2010, 11:20:25 AM
Of course it helps to have "A Hollywood Christmas" in the background while I work.
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Post by: bk on December 23, 2010, 11:23:29 AM
All piles are either removed or neat and tidy and all that remains is for me to take the piles of the piles out to the garage and find the shelves for them - can't do that until I pull the motor car out of there, which I may do momentarily to go take a little drive.
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Post by: Matthew on December 23, 2010, 11:58:27 AM
"Scrooge" in the DVD player means only one thing - let the wrapping commence!
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Post by: Ginny on December 23, 2010, 12:17:53 PM
Some results of my efforts in the kitchen:

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Post by: bk on December 23, 2010, 12:53:05 PM
I gotta tell you.
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Post by: bk on December 23, 2010, 12:53:19 PM
I want some of Ginny's efforts in the kitchen.
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Post by: Cillaliz on December 23, 2010, 01:01:19 PM
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy Birthday to Craig Brockman !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Recovery Vibes for the Monarch Scientist's Son and a New Nurse! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Ditto!
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Post by: Cillaliz on December 23, 2010, 01:03:16 PM
Vibes to the Monarch Scientist's Son
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Post by: Cillaliz on December 23, 2010, 01:05:34 PM
Vibes to all who need them.  We will soon be goign across the street to have tea with a couple who have been neighbors all my life. She was my piano teacher.  He is turning 90 on sunday.   Looking forward to seeing them
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Post by: Cillaliz on December 23, 2010, 01:05:49 PM
VIBES TO EDI~~~~~~~
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Post by: Cillaliz on December 23, 2010, 01:06:21 PM
Better sign off before my mom starts telling me it's time to sign off
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Post by: Edisaurus on December 23, 2010, 01:08:50 PM
The oversized pile of crap on the kitchen counter is now taken care of, and half the pile o' crap on the floor near the kitchen table is half taken care of.
Sounds like my house. Got the bedroom cleaned. That's major progress. Not so much work yet on the kitchen.

My house is one big pile of crap.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Edisaurus on December 23, 2010, 01:09:52 PM
They've moved Greg's mom out of ER and into a hospital room, so I am taking that as a sign the HHW vibes are in full effect. Thank you from us both!
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Laura on December 23, 2010, 01:16:50 PM
That's good news, Edi.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Laura on December 23, 2010, 01:18:00 PM
The feisty little church lady went to orthopedic rehab at her Assisted Living place.
The Monarch Scientist's son had all the tubes removed and feels much better now. He may go home today.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Ginny on December 23, 2010, 01:38:10 PM
I want some of Ginny's efforts in the kitchen.

BK, if I could attend your Christmas Eve do, I'd certainly bring some to share!
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Ginny on December 23, 2010, 01:47:09 PM
DR Cillaliz, I'm so glad you're with your family for the Christmas weekend - have fun!
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: elmore3003 on December 23, 2010, 01:56:27 PM
They've moved Greg's mom out of ER and into a hospital room, so I am taking that as a sign the HHW vibes are in full effect. Thank you from us both!

Good news, DR edisaurus!
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: FJL on December 23, 2010, 02:11:37 PM
Last night John G. asked:

   
Re: SILENT NIGHT
Reply #198 on: Today at 12:02:17 AM    
So, is the Freddie lyricist in the comments below the story someone we know?

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/20/five-questions-about-a-list-about-movies-about-theater/


Yes, John, Freddie is our own FJL
Thanks. It bore his style.

LOL!  Lovely choice of verb!
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: FJL on December 23, 2010, 02:15:54 PM
Birthday wishes to Craig Brockman, and please send thanks to him for BWW being so generous with including Skip's and my goings-on.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: FJL on December 23, 2010, 02:16:22 PM
Happy birthday to Mr. Orr!!!
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: FJL on December 23, 2010, 02:16:41 PM
More vibes to Edisaurus and family
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: FJL on December 23, 2010, 02:17:16 PM
Birthday wishes to BK's brother
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Ginny on December 23, 2010, 02:34:36 PM
DR Elmore - thank you for the CD that arrived in today's mail!  We'll listen to it during our Christmas Eve travels.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: bk on December 23, 2010, 03:03:26 PM
Some fine Christmas we'll just have to make the Do a hainsies/kimlet get-together, with people flying in from all over.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: bk on December 23, 2010, 03:05:08 PM
I made a tuna sandwich for lunch, had some low-fat wheat thins with it and that's that for the time being.  I began watching the third Borzage silent film, Lucky Star, which I'm enjoying.  Then I picked up the stuff from the framers, picked up no packages or mail (although supposedly a Fed Ex package is "on the truck" - yeah, right).  Mr. Grant Geissman will be here in about ninety minutes, I think, to hang pictures.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: FJL on December 23, 2010, 03:37:57 PM
So the thing on All That Chat seems to be - if you're arguing vociferously for SPIDER-MAN to close down then you;re objective, but the eight or nine people who are arguing to let Equity gather its info and trust them to watch out for actor safety must be shills.

None of the pro-Spidey-and-trust-Equity people are attacking anyone's integrity, but all of the pro-letting-Equity-sort-this-out people are being attacked as shills who must have an interest in the show succeeding. 
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: FJL on December 23, 2010, 03:41:34 PM
It recalls the guy (his name may have been "brother") on All that Chat who was arguing against lots of shows and always in favor of ROCK OF AGES, and when he finally seemed to be getting identified as being associated with ROCK OF AGES, he disappeared from All That Chat.  But he was clearly an anti-shill for the shows he was trying to undermine that were competing with ROCK OF AGES for Tonys.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: bk on December 23, 2010, 03:41:47 PM
At last, the prodigal FJL returns - perhaps more postings here would result in less frustration?  Just a thought.  As to ATC, what do you expect from that site?  Objectivity?
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: bk on December 23, 2010, 03:42:07 PM
I'm listening to Annie Get Your Gun - in Japanese, courtesy of MBarnum.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: bk on December 23, 2010, 03:43:37 PM
Both ATC and Broadwayworld have had the most ridiculous posts about this episode with Spiderman - hysteria, untruths, speculation, and pure unadulterated insanity. 
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: bk on December 23, 2010, 03:44:10 PM
You haven't really heard "I'm An Indian, Too" until you've heard it in Japanese.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Druxy on December 23, 2010, 03:56:05 PM
Has anybody here ever done business with the Green Movie Shop?

http://www.greenmovieshop.com/home.php

If so, please share your experience.

They're offering all 12 seasons of one of my favorite TV series (NYPD Blue), however all but the first 4 seasons are not legally available in the USA.

Thanks.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Jane on December 23, 2010, 04:09:36 PM
(http://forums.techguy.org/attachments/20237d1059262770/williams-bday.jpg)
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Jane on December 23, 2010, 04:11:13 PM
Anyway, that's it for now.

I feel good and I'm happy.

:D
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Jane on December 23, 2010, 04:14:25 PM
Even though I'm technically on vacation it seems I can be on short-term disability during this time and recover 5 of my "annual leave" days.

What a nice surprise.:)
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Jane on December 23, 2010, 04:17:00 PM
DR Ron I enjoyed the photos and memories of your childhood.  Thank you for sharing them.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Jane on December 23, 2010, 04:21:06 PM
The Monarch Scientist's Son could use more vibes, good thoughts, and prayers. He keeps getting air leaks in the lung, which will heal on their own, but are delaying his chances to go home. Also, yesterday the nurse felt he was making it up about his intense pain. The Monarch Scientist discovered that the tubing that the pain meds were going through weren't attached to him, and all the meds dripped onto the floor. This went on for SIX HOURS.

I'm shocked she thought he was faking the intense pain.  I hope she is now being extra nice to him.  When I was in the hospital in IV antibiotics for a dog bite in my hand the nurse told me to stop complaining she was wrapping my hand too tight.  The next morning when the specialist arrived he was very upset that my hand had been wrapped dangerously tight.

MEGA HEALING VIBES FOR THE DS OF THE MS!!!!
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Jane on December 23, 2010, 04:34:27 PM
For DR vixmom when she drops in again:  That picture above of my Christmas in 1950 when I was 2 -- note, please, the snarky look on my face.

I guess it started then.

;D
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Jane on December 23, 2010, 04:36:55 PM
DR Edi,
VIBES VIBES VIBES and MORE VIBES!!!!
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Jrand69 on December 23, 2010, 04:37:28 PM
DR DRUXY it has been determined the DR WFO is not related to the Warner Family.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Jane on December 23, 2010, 04:37:35 PM
Some results of my efforts in the kitchen:



:)
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Jrand69 on December 23, 2010, 04:37:40 PM
Super Duper Vibes for DR EDISAURUS.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Jrand69 on December 23, 2010, 04:37:53 PM
Vibes for the son of the Monarch Scientist.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Jane on December 23, 2010, 04:38:17 PM
The feisty little church lady went to orthopedic rehab at her Assisted Living place.
The Monarch Scientist's son had all the tubes removed and feels much better now. He may go home today.

:) & :)
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Jane on December 23, 2010, 04:38:35 PM
Good news about Greg's mother! :)
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: elmore3003 on December 23, 2010, 04:38:39 PM
Both ATC and Broadwayworld have had the most ridiculous posts about this episode with Spiderman - hysteria, untruths, speculation, and pure unadulterated insanity. 

And you know what the real truth is because . . .?

I admit there's a lot of hysteria and a lot of speculation, but some of that comes from the vague reliability of the media. In one report "stuntman" Christopher Tierney suffered minor injuries, some broken ribs and internal bleeding. Julie Taymor says to the cast he's raring to get back to the show. Then, his brother says to the news that he may never be on a stage again and he underwent back surgery yesterday. Then, another report says that he's going to New Egland on Friday to recover. No matter what the truth is, the 31 year-old dancer will never be the same again.

Of course the production wants to minimize the injuries as though it will diminish his lawsuit against them for careless safety measures, and it's time Equity and OSHA stepped in to protect the performers. There was one horrible fall suffered in THE LITTLE MERMAID and you'd thoink that would shake up things but it's taken four cast injuries on this show and that's ridiculous. I don't wish the show ill or well, since I have no interest in it beyond what's happening to its cast. And there, I care a lot.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Jrand69 on December 23, 2010, 04:38:52 PM
I think Anything You Can Do in Japanese is most excellent.  Thanks DR MBARNUM.

If you have Netflix and like Frances Farmer - her final film THE PARTY CRASHERS is available there, DR JMK reports.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Ben on December 23, 2010, 04:39:45 PM
The Monarch Scientist's Son could use more vibes, good thoughts, and prayers. He keeps getting air leaks in the lung, which will heal on their own, but are delaying his chances to go home. Also, yesterday the nurse felt he was making it up about his intense pain. The Monarch Scientist discovered that the tubing that the pain meds were going through weren't attached to him, and all the meds dripped onto the floor. This went on for SIX HOURS.

I'm shocked she thought he was faking the intense pain.  I hope she is now being extra nice to him.  When I was in the hospital in IV antibiotics for a dog bite in my hand the nurse told me to stop complaining she was wrapping my hand too tight.  The next morning when the specialist arrived he was very upset that my hand had been wrapped dangerously tight.

Wow, I'm so lucky. My care at Beth Israel, from the time I got into the emergency room until the time I was discharged was excellent. The doctor, the nurses and the orderlies were caring and friendly and very concerned. There was an apology every time I was awoken for a temperature check or some other vital sign check (not that often by the way) and they explained things to me and when one of my drips was set on too high an infusion speed and it felt like my arm would break off the nurse fixed it immediately and apologized profusely for the error.

I'm so glad I was there for the treatment with the caring and experienced staff.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Jrand69 on December 23, 2010, 04:40:06 PM
DR ELMORE your package arrived today.

Thank you for thinking of the needy in the Midwest and providing them with entertainment and frivolity.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Jrand69 on December 23, 2010, 04:40:50 PM
It makes a difference to be sure DR BEN.

When you checked in, did they think you were an actor from SPIDERMAN?
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Ben on December 23, 2010, 04:41:52 PM
It makes a difference to be sure DR BEN.

When you checked in, did they think you were an actor from SPIDERMAN?

You funny Mister! Are you professional? ;)
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Jrand69 on December 23, 2010, 04:41:54 PM
Watching COPS on TruTV.

I will skip tonight's TWO HOURS of The Million Dollar Money Drop - because the contestants are SO obnoxious.....and I don't want to spend a WHOLE hour with them.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: TCB on December 23, 2010, 04:42:47 PM


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO E&T DR WILLIAM F. ORR!
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Jane on December 23, 2010, 04:43:04 PM
(http://www.edseltheclown.com/Happy_birthday.gif)

To Craig Brockman, to the brother of Bruce, and to my 1st born!
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Jrand69 on December 23, 2010, 04:43:40 PM
It makes a difference to be sure DR BEN.

When you checked in, did they think you were an actor from SPIDERMAN?

You funny Mister! Are you professional? ;)

But definitely - and I offer group discounts.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Jane on December 23, 2010, 04:46:14 PM
We all, including the dogs, went for a walk in town where it was very cold.  Craig & I then went to the market while Keith, Bryan & Kate continued on to Best Buy which recently opened in Medford.  They shall soon be home.  I have Bryan's birthday cake ready to serve.  I figure this way it really will be a surprise and we won't be full from dinner if I save it for later.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: TCB on December 23, 2010, 04:46:56 PM
Happiest of birthdays to DR WFO, BK's son, and Craig Brockman!


Brother.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Ginny on December 23, 2010, 04:50:42 PM
Happiest of birthdays to DR WFO, BK's son, and Craig Brockman!


Brother.

Oops, sorry - holiday head...
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Matthew on December 23, 2010, 04:55:22 PM
Wrapping is done  - well, hours ago.  More caramel corn made, files uploaded (if you want to hear my production of Sunset Blvd PM me) and now, time to get ready to head to SF for a par-tay. 
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Jrand69 on December 23, 2010, 04:55:53 PM
BK's son?

Ah hah!

Now it all fits together.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: MBarnum on December 23, 2010, 04:56:07 PM
For all of today's birthday boys, none of whom will likely see this card, but Happy Birthday never-the-less to you all!!!


(http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/4/5/1/7/6/0/webimg/431156091_o.jpg)


(http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/4/5/1/7/6/0/webimg/431156146_o.jpg)
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Laura on December 23, 2010, 04:56:09 PM
I've been trying to think of places for Matthew and Eric to visit when they are in Phoenix next month. The only interesting place I can think of out here is the sewage pond.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: TCB on December 23, 2010, 04:57:33 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DS CRAIG BROCKMAN!
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: MBarnum on December 23, 2010, 04:58:43 PM
DR JRand and BK, glad you are enjoying the Japanese ANNIE GET YOUR GUN! It has become one of my favorite cast albums.



Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: George on December 23, 2010, 05:04:36 PM
Topic of the Day:

"Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol" and "The Brain From Planet X" were two of the best that I've been involved in. :)
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: TCB on December 23, 2010, 05:04:38 PM
Sorry not to be able to spend more time here; I came back from Blue Ridge last night and am going up tomorrow, so I basically figured I had this one day to xmas shop and cook. But this morning we learned that Greg's mother was taken to the E.R. and so he's down there right now. She has pneumonia and a UTI and we're just hoping she'll be able to make it through. They had done a swallow test and determined that she could have no more food by mouth, just her feeding tube...this was after we had done a lot of work for her to be able to eat solid food, so I think she was very discouraged by the news. The last time she was in this shape she was placed in hospice but then was able to leave and go to assisted living.

I'm trying to edit together a memorial tribute for my step-mother's service on Tuesday night, so all I want for Christmas are VIBES VIBES VIBES. Love and happy holidays to all our HHW friends!



Vibes and prayers for you and your family, Amy!
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: elmore3003 on December 23, 2010, 05:07:31 PM
I've been trying to think of places for Matthew and Eric to visit when they are in Phoenix next month. The only interesting place I can think of out here is the sewage pond.

And you wonder why I never come to visit!
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: George on December 23, 2010, 05:13:11 PM
The feisty little church lady went to orthopedic rehab at her Assisted Living place.
The Monarch Scientist's son had all the tubes removed and feels much better now. He may go home today.

~~~Continued Vibes for The Feisty Little Church Lady and The Monarch Scientists' Son!!~~~
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: TCB on December 23, 2010, 05:13:34 PM
The feisty little church lady went to orthopedic rehab at her Assisted Living place.
The Monarch Scientist's son had all the tubes removed and feels much better now. He may go home today.

Great news!
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: George on December 23, 2010, 05:15:04 PM
They've moved Greg's mom out of ER and into a hospital room, so I am taking that as a sign the HHW vibes are in full effect. Thank you from us both!

~~~Continued Vibes for Greg's Mom!!~~~
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: TCB on December 23, 2010, 05:15:25 PM
Birthday wishes to Craig Brockman, and please send thanks to him for BWW being so generous with including Skip's and my goings-on.


British Wax Works?
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Matthew on December 23, 2010, 05:22:46 PM
I've been trying to think of places for Matthew and Eric to visit when they are in Phoenix next month. The only interesting place I can think of out here is the sewage pond.

DR Laura - thanks for thinking of us.  We haven't booked anything yet, including our flights/hotel etc.  If you have any insight on a nice hotel to stay at, I'd love to know.  Like I said, nothing has been set and I'm not doing it (Long rant post about THAT one, but I'll refrain)
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: George on December 23, 2010, 05:23:55 PM
Has anybody here ever done business with the Green Movie Shop?

http://www.greenmovieshop.com/home.php

If so, please share your experience.

They're offering all 12 seasons of one of my favorite TV series (NYPD Blue), however all but the first 4 seasons are not legally available in the USA.

Thanks.

I will have to think about this site...they have a show that I want. ;)
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: TCB on December 23, 2010, 05:24:07 PM
DR ELMORE your package arrived today.

Thank you for thinking of the needy in the Midwest and providing them with entertainment and frivolity.

I am not opening my elmore package until Christmas Day........ so to speak.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: George on December 23, 2010, 05:26:19 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY SON CRAIG BROCKMAN

A Very Happy Birthday to DS Craig Brockman!! ;D
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: George on December 23, 2010, 05:27:09 PM
Some results of my efforts in the kitchen:



Nice! :D
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: TCB on December 23, 2010, 05:27:27 PM
The feisty little church lady went to orthopedic rehab at her Assisted Living place.
The Monarch Scientist's son had all the tubes removed and feels much better now. He may go home today.

~~~Continued Vibes for The Feisty Little Church Lady and The Monarch Scientists' Son!!~~~




Ditto!
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: George on December 23, 2010, 05:27:54 PM
And now, I must leave.  I'm working concessions and I don't know what for.  I'll find out soon enough.

Have a good rest of the evening, all!
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: George on December 23, 2010, 05:28:15 PM
But before I go...
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: George on December 23, 2010, 05:28:27 PM
...since we're so close...
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: George on December 23, 2010, 05:28:40 PM
PAGE SEVEN DANCE!!
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Laura on December 23, 2010, 05:31:16 PM
I've been trying to think of places for Matthew and Eric to visit when they are in Phoenix next month. The only interesting place I can think of out here is the sewage pond.


DR Laura - thanks for thinking of us.  We haven't booked anything yet, including our flights/hotel etc.  If you have any insight on a nice hotel to stay at, I'd love to know.  Like I said, nothing has been set and I'm not doing it (Long rant post about THAT one, but I'll refrain)

I don't know from nice hotels, Matthew. I usually stay at a Motel 6 or Rodeway Inn. Super 8 if we are really splurging.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Laura on December 23, 2010, 05:32:29 PM
I can tell you what parts of town NOT to stay in, if that will help.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: TCB on December 23, 2010, 05:35:35 PM
Has anybody here ever done business with the Green Movie Shop?

http://www.greenmovieshop.com/home.php

If so, please share your experience.

They're offering all 12 seasons of one of my favorite TV series (NYPD Blue), however all but the first 4 seasons are not legally available in the USA.

Thanks.

I will have to think about this site...they have a show that I want. ;)

Be careful if it is MURDER SHE WROTE that you want.  It is not the entire set of episodes.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Matthew on December 23, 2010, 05:36:00 PM
I can tell you what parts of town NOT to stay in, if that will help.

At this point, anything will help. 
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Laura on December 23, 2010, 05:37:06 PM
I think Kerry would be better able to help you choose a nice hotel.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Matthew on December 23, 2010, 05:42:07 PM
I guess that would depend on what we are doing when we are there.  As far as I know, we're meeting up with one of Eric's old friends.  I don't know what that entails. So when I know more, I'll throw it out there.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: bk on December 23, 2010, 05:54:01 PM
Both ATC and Broadwayworld have had the most ridiculous posts about this episode with Spiderman - hysteria, untruths, speculation, and pure unadulterated insanity. 

And you know what the real truth is because . . .?

I admit there's a lot of hysteria and a lot of speculation, but some of that comes from the vague reliability of the media. In one report "stuntman" Christopher Tierney suffered minor injuries, some broken ribs and internal bleeding. Julie Taymor says to the cast he's raring to get back to the show. Then, his brother says to the news that he may never be on a stage again and he underwent back surgery yesterday. Then, another report says that he's going to New Egland on Friday to recover. No matter what the truth is, the 31 year-old dancer will never be the same again.

Of course the production wants to minimize the injuries as though it will diminish his lawsuit against them for careless safety measures, and it's time Equity and OSHA stepped in to protect the performers. There was one horrible fall suffered in THE LITTLE MERMAID and you'd thoink that would shake up things but it's taken four cast injuries on this show and that's ridiculous. I don't wish the show ill or well, since I have no interest in it beyond what's happening to its cast. And there, I care a lot.

I don't know anything - and I don't post.  That is the difference, you see.  I'm in complete agreement with your post here - no one knows anything and all we get is Rashomon.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: elmore3003 on December 23, 2010, 06:00:30 PM
In yesterday's DAILY NEWS article about Christopher Tierney's situation, the first paragraph mentions he has broken vertebrae, the reason for yesterday's surgery, and his brother says he's in terrible shape and may never be on a stage again.

Broadway World mentioned his surgery and at the bottom of the article it mentions the press release saying that he was suffering from broken ribs and internal bleeding. Ms Taymor is happy he will be all right.  All in one article!

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/2010/12/22/2010-12-22_spiderman_stunt_man_christopher_tierneys_career_may_be_over_after_broadway_accid.html
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Laura on December 23, 2010, 06:02:56 PM
The medical info is not supposed to be given out, so I'm not surprised everyone is guessing.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: elmore3003 on December 23, 2010, 06:07:11 PM
I'd trust his brother over Ms Taymor; she's too close to the situation and is trying to keep the damages to a minimum.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: TCB on December 23, 2010, 06:21:53 PM
The medical info is not supposed to be given out, so I'm not surprised everyone is guessing.


As Laura pointed out, with the HIPAA laws in effect; it is not surprising that no one can reallly confirm the extent of his injuries, until he decides to release the information, himself.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: TCB on December 23, 2010, 06:22:52 PM





G'night!


I will see one and all on Christmas Eve.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Laura on December 23, 2010, 06:23:44 PM
Good night, TCB.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: TCB on December 23, 2010, 06:24:34 PM
Good night, TCB.


Good night, Laura.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Ginny on December 23, 2010, 06:29:59 PM
Goodnight, DR TCB - want a cookie?
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: elmore3003 on December 23, 2010, 06:34:17 PM





G'night!


I will see one and all on Christmas Eve.

Good night, DR TCB!
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: FJL on December 23, 2010, 06:36:38 PM
Why is Patrick Tierney talking to the press rather than Christopher Tierney having a lawyer talk on his behalf?

And why are they letting him out of the hospital so quickly after his surgery?  Is the insurance company forcing a quick exit from the hospital?
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: FJL on December 23, 2010, 06:38:58 PM
A person who seems to be a tort lawyer on All that Chat says the Human Error determination makes it unlikely that there would be any punitive damages against the show, that workmens compensation and disability insurance would be what kicks in for him. 


Later edit:  Oh wait, he says that would be in New Jersey, he doesn't know New York law.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: bk on December 23, 2010, 06:41:17 PM
It will certainly be interesting to see how it all plays out.  The nastiness on the boards is occasionally breathtaking to behold and not in a good way.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: FJL on December 23, 2010, 06:42:53 PM
I do hope the hasty exit from the hospital is what the injured person wants.  And if he wanted to stay longer than insurance covers, one would hope the show would pay for a few extra non-covered days, no?
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: elmore3003 on December 23, 2010, 06:45:24 PM
I haven't seen anything saying he's definitely being released from hospital tomorrow.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Laura on December 23, 2010, 06:45:25 PM
He may be released from the hospital into a rehab facility. It could still be serious and painful.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: elmore3003 on December 23, 2010, 06:46:39 PM
Why is Patrick Tierney talking to the press rather than Christopher Tierney having a lawyer talk on his behalf?

And why are they letting him out of the hospital so quickly after his surgery?  Is the insurance company forcing a quick exit from the hospital?

Perhaps Patrick Tierney was upset over all the press releases saying his brother was doing fine and downplaying his injuries?
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Laura on December 23, 2010, 06:48:41 PM
Hurray! The Monarch Scientist's son is home!
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Ginny on December 23, 2010, 06:49:25 PM
Good news, DR Laura!
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Post by: Jennifer on December 23, 2010, 07:01:00 PM
Happy Birthday to DR jane's son  Bryan!!
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Post by: FJL on December 23, 2010, 07:06:16 PM




Here's a more recent statement by Patrick Tierney:

http://www.wral.com/entertainment/story/8818529/

Patrick Tierney said his brother would be released from the hospital Friday or Saturday and would complete his recovery at home in New Hampshire. He said his brother is in "as good spirits as he can be," is expected to make a full recovery and will surely return to the stage.

"He's a dancer. He landed on his feet. If he didn't land on his feet, he wouldn't be with us," said Patrick Tierney, 24, of Plaistow, N.H. "He has a strong body and an amazing attitude."
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Jane on December 23, 2010, 07:12:15 PM
Cute card, as usual, DR MBarnum.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Jane on December 23, 2010, 07:13:34 PM
I've been trying to think of places for Matthew and Eric to visit when they are in Phoenix next month. The only interesting place I can think of out here is the sewage pond.


DR Laura - thanks for thinking of us.  We haven't booked anything yet, including our flights/hotel etc.  If you have any insight on a nice hotel to stay at, I'd love to know.  Like I said, nothing has been set and I'm not doing it (Long rant post about THAT one, but I'll refrain)

I don't know from nice hotels, Matthew. I usually stay at a Motel 6 or Rodeway Inn. Super 8 if we are really splurging.

Isn't nearby Scottsdale known for great hotels?
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Jane on December 23, 2010, 07:15:13 PM
Thank you Jennifer.

Wonderful news Laura.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: bk on December 23, 2010, 07:28:36 PM




Here's a more recent statement by Patrick Tierney:

http://www.wral.com/entertainment/story/8818529/

Patrick Tierney said his brother would be released from the hospital Friday or Saturday and would complete his recovery at home in New Hampshire. He said his brother is in "as good spirits as he can be," is expected to make a full recovery and will surely return to the stage.

"He's a dancer. He landed on his feet. If he didn't land on his feet, he wouldn't be with us," said Patrick Tierney, 24, of Plaistow, N.H. "He has a strong body and an amazing attitude."


Actually, I think that statement is from over a day ago.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Laura on December 23, 2010, 07:40:07 PM
I've been trying to think of places for Matthew and Eric to visit when they are in Phoenix next month. The only interesting place I can think of out here is the sewage pond.


DR Laura - thanks for thinking of us.  We haven't booked anything yet, including our flights/hotel etc.  If you have any insight on a nice hotel to stay at, I'd love to know.  Like I said, nothing has been set and I'm not doing it (Long rant post about THAT one, but I'll refrain)

I don't know from nice hotels, Matthew. I usually stay at a Motel 6 or Rodeway Inn. Super 8 if we are really splurging.

Isn't nearby Scottsdale known for great hotels?

I've never stayed in a hotel here in town.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: FJL on December 23, 2010, 07:56:07 PM
BK - That's right.  but it's more recent than his saying his brother would probably never step on the  stage again.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: elmore3003 on December 23, 2010, 07:56:18 PM




Here's a more recent statement by Patrick Tierney:

http://www.wral.com/entertainment/story/8818529/

Patrick Tierney said his brother would be released from the hospital Friday or Saturday and would complete his recovery at home in New Hampshire. He said his brother is in "as good spirits as he can be," is expected to make a full recovery and will surely return to the stage.

"He's a dancer. He landed on his feet. If he didn't land on his feet, he wouldn't be with us," said Patrick Tierney, 24, of Plaistow, N.H. "He has a strong body and an amazing attitude."


After a fall of 30 feet and broken vertebrae, I think Patrick is being overly optimistic. There's going to be a lot of physical therapy and problems in his body that will never heal completely.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Laura on December 23, 2010, 07:59:29 PM
After a fall of 30 feet, I would be surprised if he can continue to be a professional dancer.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Laura on December 23, 2010, 08:04:32 PM
Have you seen Spiderman, FJL? Aside from the special effects, is it a good show? Good story and good music?
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Post by: bk on December 23, 2010, 08:46:33 PM
I just don't think any of us know anything at all - and I think an accurate reporting of what actually happened will eventually come to light.
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Post by: FJL on December 23, 2010, 09:09:51 PM
Laura _ i saw the two very very early previews.  The story is hampered by a so-called "Geek Chorus" framing device, whose dialogue was sloppy, but I found the mythological story very exciting.  First act was far better than the second.  The lyrics are very controversial on All that Chat, but I'd compare it to Spring Awakening in quality.  If that show's craft bothered somebody, they'll be bothered here, too.

Music - hard to say - it never bored me or left me uninterested, and liked the music a lot more second time hearing it.   
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: John G. on December 23, 2010, 09:16:03 PM
You haven't really heard "I'm An Indian, Too" until you've heard it in Japanese.
I wonder if it's still considered politically incorrect in Japanese.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: John G. on December 23, 2010, 09:17:40 PM
Just watched an episode of "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" called "The Sorcerer's Apprentice." Brandon de Wilde was really good in it, so was Larry Kert in a small role.
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Post by: John G. on December 23, 2010, 09:21:30 PM
Happiest of birthdays to DR WFO, BK's son, and Craig Brockman!


Brother.

Oops, sorry - holiday head...
Did you have some of the eggnog I made tonight? It was certainly special. Both rum and bourbon. And eggs. And plenty of whipped cream. And freshly grated nutmeg on top. Very happy potion.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: John G. on December 23, 2010, 09:24:39 PM
Hurray! The Monarch Scientist's son is home!
Great news.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: bk on December 23, 2010, 09:49:40 PM
Finished with my viewing and got industrious and put out plates and flatware and napkins and am now making tuna pasta salad whilst listening to wonderful music from The Railway Children.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Cillaliz on December 23, 2010, 09:53:42 PM
I've been trying to think of places for Matthew and Eric to visit when they are in Phoenix next month. The only interesting place I can think of out here is the sewage pond.


DR Laura - thanks for thinking of us.  We haven't booked anything yet, including our flights/hotel etc.  If you have any insight on a nice hotel to stay at, I'd love to know.  Like I said, nothing has been set and I'm not doing it (Long rant post about THAT one, but I'll refrain)

I don't know from nice hotels, Matthew. I usually stay at a Motel 6 or Rodeway Inn. Super 8 if we are really splurging.

Isn't nearby Scottsdale known for great hotels?

Any of the Pointe Hotels are really nice, or they were when I was there.  There are a number of nice hotel/resorts in northern phoenix/scottsdale.  It's been a long time since I lived there.  Kerry would be the best person to ask
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Post by: Cillaliz on December 23, 2010, 09:59:10 PM
My dad, brother, DR Sam's BF and I went to True Grit tonight. We all absolutely loved it. Sam's BF hadn't seen the original (he's young) but the rest of us had and loved it.  We all agreed that this is the same story but a really different movie entirely.  We had a good discussion about it on the way home.  I'll tell you more if anyone wants to know, but I highly recommend seeing it.

OH, and I couldn't believe it is only $4.00 to go to an evening show here.  Amazing.  I'd be at the movies all the time if I could get in for $4.00
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: Cillaliz on December 23, 2010, 10:04:53 PM
Ok, time to get some sleep.  Tomorrow it's pancakes and sausage for breakfast.   Today my mom bought some bloody mary mix to make on Christmas Morning. LOL. 
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: bk on December 23, 2010, 10:32:15 PM
Tuna pasta salad is made and, of course, I'm tempted to just eat it all right now.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: bk on December 23, 2010, 10:32:22 PM
But I shan't.
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Post by: bk on December 23, 2010, 10:32:38 PM
Listening to nice music by Mr. Morricone.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: bk on December 23, 2010, 10:32:59 PM
I've gotten through about eight CDs today - the pile is still huge but now more manageable.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: bk on December 23, 2010, 10:33:23 PM
Where in tarnation is everyone?  You'd think it was the night before the night before Christmas.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: bk on December 23, 2010, 10:33:38 PM
Get me off this damn page.
Title: Re: WINTER WONDERLAND
Post by: bk on December 23, 2010, 10:56:59 PM
One of our GUESTS was looking at the 12/24/2004 postings - so many people posting who no longer frequent these here parts for various and sundried reasons, most of which are/were extremely silly, at least in my opinion.  Tempers sometimes flare in the best of families, offense is sometimes taken in the best of families but you know what, you get over it and everything rights itself if you don't run away.  Francois, Tomovoz, Dan-in-Toronto, Jay, Lulu, MattH - so many wonderful folks.  And Ann, S. Woody White and der Brucer, all of whom still stop by occasionally, but way too rarely.

Wouldn't it be nice if on this Christmas of 2010 everyone came back and started anew?  That is my Christmas wish.