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Title: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: bk on December 24, 2010, 12:14:49 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes told of the Do, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - they're about to have the night of the living MOO.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: bk on December 24, 2010, 12:17:26 AM
And the word of the day is: LEPTORRHINE!
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Post by: Ben on December 24, 2010, 12:28:49 AM
Morning all.

Earlier than usual.
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Post by: Ben on December 24, 2010, 12:29:40 AM
We have decided to go out to Long Island for a few days. It will be a nice break from the apartment and it will give Anthony a chance to relax.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: George on December 24, 2010, 12:47:53 AM
Topic of the Day:  at work yesterday, I received the Petula Clark Sound of Music and the new CD/DVD combo of Hunting of the Snark from Amazon.co.uk. 

I'm still waiting for the London Evita and the Cleo Laine Colette
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: George on December 24, 2010, 12:50:43 AM
I still have to wrap some gifts because the family is getting together today at our parents' house.  We'll do our gift exchanging tonight and then on Saturday (Christmas Day), we'll all go to my sister's house.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Edisaurus on December 24, 2010, 01:38:11 AM
A very early morning to you, Ben. I hope you're feeling well. Please give our holiday wishes to Ant; I hope you have a good one.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Edisaurus on December 24, 2010, 01:40:39 AM
I am typing in bed on my new droid phone. Can't sleep. This Xmas has my highest rating...for suckiness. Bah humbug!
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Post by: Edisaurus on December 24, 2010, 01:47:43 AM
At least in my one day of shopping I was able to buy and wrap enough presents to get me through the next two days. Tomorrow I will tell my mom about my step-mother passi g away. I have been putting that off because I know she might say"karma" because this is the woman who stole her husband but over the years I've grown fond of her and don't want to hear that. I bought a card for her to send to my Dad. I hope she does.
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Post by: Edisaurus on December 24, 2010, 01:57:55 AM
I also miss those who have left and hope they will return, especially those who've been here since I joined and I've gotten to know, like Singdaw, Tomovoz,  Wfo, Der B, Francois, MattH, RodZinsky etc. I also wish Dan in Toronto would return; he wasn't posting much when I joinedbut he must check in occasionally because he sent me a condolence note...very sweet from someone I didn't know.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Edisaurus on December 24, 2010, 01:59:10 AM
My cat and husband are both snoring. The cat is louder.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Ben on December 24, 2010, 02:10:52 AM
I'm up too, Amy. Don't know why but I woke at about 2:30 and haven't been able to get back to sleep. I know that when we get on the train to Long Island I will probably fall asleep but for now I'm up and I've been listening to my mainstay radio the Beeb.

It sounds like you're hanging in Dear Amy. I'm glad to hear that.

My husband doesn't snore. I'm glad for that too.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Michael on December 24, 2010, 02:11:02 AM
Good Morning all

Preparing for my sister and family coming down to Florida and will arrive around midnight Saturday. They are driving down from Montreal today. I hope the weather is okay. They now have four drivers for the car. My neice and nephew are all grown up.

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Post by: Michael on December 24, 2010, 02:22:38 AM
My new digital cable box also has a DVR. So I have The Thin Man to watch.

Monday and into Tuesday TCM will have a tribute to Blake Edwards. They will be showing Breakfast At Tiffany's, The Days Of Wine and Roses, The Pink Panther, Victor/Victoria.

I would love to have seen Experiment in Terror, The Party and his versions of Wild Rovers and The Carey Treatment
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Laura on December 24, 2010, 03:41:54 AM
Good morning.
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Post by: Jane on December 24, 2010, 04:20:04 AM
We have decided to go out to Long Island for a few days. It will be a nice break from the apartment and it will give Anthony a chance to relax.
 

Enjoy your visit and both of you have a good rest.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Jane on December 24, 2010, 04:24:18 AM
I hope DR Laura & the other early birds have gone back to sleep.  I got up with a stomach ache and have every intention of returning getting a little more sleep.  I ate too much, and too late for me, last night. 
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Laura on December 24, 2010, 04:33:08 AM
I'm still up. I decided perhaps some pasta salad would be nice tonight.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Jane on December 24, 2010, 04:36:41 AM
I'm sorry to see you are still up.  You must be feeling more energetic than I am if you are going to cook. :)
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Post by: Jane on December 24, 2010, 04:37:14 AM
I'm getting into the spirit of Christmas Eve the easy way,

(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTJy2NCuEROFRR0BhVvyOw7zVJctqLMPO8t3aijzUsDXJsyd0z_)
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Jane on December 24, 2010, 04:37:41 AM
Good morning Ben.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Jane on December 24, 2010, 04:43:16 AM
I'm feeling better and will try to get a couple more hours of sleep.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Laura on December 24, 2010, 04:53:11 AM
I hope you get some more sleep, Jane.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Jrand68 on December 24, 2010, 04:55:32 AM
Friday is a work day.

I also think it would be nice for some of our previous posters to return.  We shall see......
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Jrand68 on December 24, 2010, 04:57:01 AM
TOD:

CD - Sadismo a Kritzterland CD that I forgot to put on my list earlier this week.

DVD - Ghost Writer with Ewan McGreger and Pierce Brosnan which is somewhat entertaining
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Jrand68 on December 24, 2010, 04:57:53 AM
They are predicting one inch of snow for us by early evening and three to five inches of snow for us overnight!

So - I think when I get home from work, I will watch WHERE EAGLES DARE!  It is one of my favorite set in snow movies.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Jrand68 on December 24, 2010, 04:58:18 AM
And now that I think about it, I have never watched it on my BIG HD TV.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Jrand68 on December 24, 2010, 04:58:31 AM
DR ELMORE - thanks again for the package of packages.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Ben on December 24, 2010, 04:59:51 AM
Morning Jane.

I did go back to bed around 5am and I slept until a while ago. I'm now having some breakfast.

I'm feeling good. I'm glad we made the decision to go to Long Island.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Ben on December 24, 2010, 05:00:24 AM
Don't know what we will watch, if anything.

We will leave for the train around 10:45.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Laura on December 24, 2010, 05:03:12 AM
Have a good trip, Ben! Please wish Ant a Happy Christmas for me, too.
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Post by: Ben on December 24, 2010, 05:09:06 AM
Thanks. I will!
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Jrand68 on December 24, 2010, 05:11:43 AM
Have a great trip and a relaxing time, DR BEN!
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Jrand68 on December 24, 2010, 05:12:06 AM
DR LAURA - you'd better start Christmas shopping now.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Jrand68 on December 24, 2010, 05:12:20 AM
I enjoyed seeing DR RLP's Christmas Past photos very much.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Laura on December 24, 2010, 05:15:00 AM
I have until midnight.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Jrand68 on December 24, 2010, 05:20:12 AM
I have until midnight.

If you say so.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Jrand68 on December 24, 2010, 05:20:23 AM
And now I am off to work.  Oh well.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Ginny on December 24, 2010, 05:29:55 AM
Christmas Eve morning greetings!  Almost ready for our trek to Lima.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: elmore3003 on December 24, 2010, 05:34:46 AM
Good morning, all! At 10am I see my barber for my Christmas hairdo, which will look just as it does now, only shorter.

Last night I slept rather well. I remember one weird dream after my awake period around 5 am: I was n rehearsal for something and very worried abot the choreography, because in reality I have two left feet and this huge shortcoming was aparent to me in this dream. The choreographer kept assuring me I would be fine. I don't think I was.

After the barber, which is about a block from tyhe Radio City Christmas tree,I will walk over to see the tree. It's not so much fun when it isn't lit up at night, but I will see it before Christmas and then wander about looking at wondowns before I head back uptown. I brought some work home from the office, so I have things to do here until I leave for an event chex DR fjl and Skip Kennon. Gifts are wrapped, and I look forward to the festivities. The big question is, is it as 6:00 or 6:30? I must find out.

TOD:
   DVD: three Netflix items, I'm thnking I may watch one of the NUTCRACKER performances on DVD, perhaps the Royal Ballet
    CD: various and sundried holiday albums, Guy Haines, Liz Callaway
    VCR: festive smut
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: elmore3003 on December 24, 2010, 05:35:45 AM
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Merry Christmas Vibes to One and All! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Druxy on December 24, 2010, 05:49:25 AM
We had rain here in Austin last night.  Finally!

 :)
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Post by: Druxy on December 24, 2010, 05:50:50 AM
TOD:

Nothing new to watch this weekend.  So, I'll either rent something, or watch one of my 4000 DVDs.

Maybe something Christmasy.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Druxy on December 24, 2010, 05:52:21 AM
We watched ROOM SERVICE with the Marx Brothers last night.

It really had me laughing out loud, particularly that last section with Harpo pretending to be dead.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Miss Karen on December 24, 2010, 06:12:03 AM
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Merry Festivus, Happy Holidays and a most Happy 2011 to each of you and yours!!!

(Hey, I haven't gone -- just the Master, or I should say Mistress of E and T Behavior -- just been one of those years -- I know, no excuse for not staying in touch but I'll try to devise a brief post to let you know what Case and I have been up to that may help to get me off the hook a little bit -- but I haven't just been sitting around eating bon-bons and watching soap operas all day... not that there's anything wrong with that!)
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Miss Karen on December 24, 2010, 06:15:14 AM
LOL, Mr. Lar -- "Festive Smut" -- that should be the title of ... well, something cause it would sell
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Miss Karen on December 24, 2010, 06:15:40 AM
"Festive Smut -- The Life and Times of DR ELmo"
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Miss Karen on December 24, 2010, 06:19:22 AM
Okay, that'll have to do for my mini-frenzy ... my Xmas present for the Grand Pooh-Pah
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Post by: FJL on December 24, 2010, 06:51:42 AM
Larry - it's 6:00.   Looking forward to seeing you.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: John G. on December 24, 2010, 07:57:43 AM
Good morning, all.
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Post by: John G. on December 24, 2010, 07:58:36 AM
TOD: Whatever Santa brings. There will be CDs and DVDs in the mix, so they will likely be played at some point.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: John G. on December 24, 2010, 08:00:32 AM
Am meeting friends for lunch today at a favorite oyster bar that promises to have Belon oysters in from France. Looking forward to those. Then it's off to a few services in the evening and dinner with more friends. I still haven't decided on a schedule for that. It's not evening yet, so why be hasty?
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: John G. on December 24, 2010, 08:01:01 AM
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Merry Christmas Vibes to One and All! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
What he said.
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Post by: Charles Pogue on December 24, 2010, 08:04:17 AM
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!!
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Post by: JMK on December 24, 2010, 08:10:38 AM
Merry, Merry Christmas to all (lurkers included) at HHW!
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: JMK on December 24, 2010, 08:11:01 AM
We have yet to find new tenants, so that is my Christmas Wish for 2010.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: JMK on December 24, 2010, 08:11:45 AM
I spent yesterday doing cleanup at the old house, including power washing the front porch.  Exciting, eh?  Betsy is going over today with her best friend to start some prep work on wall painting touchup.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: JMK on December 24, 2010, 08:12:17 AM
I may go over, too, and nail down some no-skid treads on the front porch, which tends to get slippery in the rain.  Exciting, eh?
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: JMK on December 24, 2010, 08:13:27 AM
I took a well-deserved (IMHO) day off from writing yesterday, but must jump back into the fray today.  Perhaps the new BD of BACKDRAFT, or one of the many classical music titles that I haven't gotten to yet.  Then this afternoon/evening I have the two Christmas Eve services to play.  Exciting, eh?
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Post by: JMK on December 24, 2010, 08:14:08 AM
Perhaps we'll take pictures of the most astoundingly lit house I've ever seen, which is around the corner from the new manse.  I'll try to do that and post it later this evening for your delectation.
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Post by: JMK on December 24, 2010, 08:14:32 AM
OK, frenzy over, so I don't want to hear no stinkin' complainin' about getting off any damned page.
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Post by: Ginny on December 24, 2010, 08:15:08 AM
Signing out now.  Don't know how much internet access we'll have over the weekend, so Merry Christmas and Vibes to All!
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: elmore3003 on December 24, 2010, 08:22:33 AM
Larry - it's 6:00.   Looking forward to seeing you.

Thanks, DR fjl! et moi aussi!
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Post by: elmore3003 on December 24, 2010, 08:24:03 AM
Signing out now.  Don't know how much internet access we'll have over the weekend, so Merry Christmas and Vibes to All!

And to you, Richard, and Rob, DR Ginny!
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: elmore3003 on December 24, 2010, 08:32:28 AM
Back from the barber, I need to make a trip to the market for some foodstuffs. And eggnog. And the liquor store!
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 24, 2010, 08:51:38 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up... And it's Christmas Eve here in Richmond, Virginia!

:)



*And I hope it's Christmas Eve where you are too. ;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 24, 2010, 08:52:59 AM
And it was nice to wake up to The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols from King's College Cambridge. -Which seems to have become a Christmas Eve tradition for me over the past couple of years.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 24, 2010, 08:53:20 AM
~~~~~VIBES, VIBES AND MORE VIBES FOR DR EDISAURUS~~~~~
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 24, 2010, 08:53:35 AM
DR Ginny - Any more cookies left? ;)
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on December 24, 2010, 09:02:06 AM
And the word of the day is: LEPTORRHINE!

And The Song Of The Day Is:  INKA DINKA DOO
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: TCB on December 24, 2010, 09:04:05 AM
BK, I agree with your sentiments (and possibly sediments) from last night's final post and today's notes.  I truly wish tha those special friends would return to the site, even if only for Christmas.  If the Germans and the Allies could put down their weapons and dance together on the battlefield in the middle of WWI; surely (Shirley) those who have left us could return.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: TCB on December 24, 2010, 09:05:28 AM
And the word of the day is: LEPTORRHINE!


Aren't they those little oranges that you can only find at Christmas?
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: TCB on December 24, 2010, 09:09:23 AM
Lesson learned:

When you have Christmas Eve off of work, always remember to turn off the 4:00 a.m. alarm before retiring for the night.
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Post by: elmore3003 on December 24, 2010, 09:11:36 AM
I've been out and about: egg nog, bourbon, cointreau are nestled in their proper places. I stopped at Barnes & Noble to see my friends, especially Val and Patty, and to drop off a bag of candy to keep the spirits up; B&N on Christmas Eve can be a zoo.

I will have some lunch and wrap gifts for Ron, Dona amd Charlotte for tomorrow. Do I need a nap?
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: elmore3003 on December 24, 2010, 09:12:32 AM
Lesson learned:

When you have Christmas Eve off of work, always remember to turn off the 4:00 a.m. alarm before retiring for the night.

I hope this day off was a Christmas gift for employees and not part of your cutbacks.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: JMK on December 24, 2010, 09:12:53 AM
I have been enjoying a delicious hot chocolate/rum concoction at this new bar/restaurant gig I have two nights a week.  Does that make me an alchy?  :)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 24, 2010, 09:14:21 AM
Hmmmmmm.....

The Claim: Humming Can Ease Sinus Problems (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/21/health/21really.html)
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Post by: JMK on December 24, 2010, 09:14:36 AM
Just found a real curio in my review stack (I tend not to look at titles when they come in, just add them to the pile, LOL).  I have some archival Karajan-Menuhin stuff directed by (are you ready?)  Henri-Georges Clouzot!!!  I am assuming one of the cellists turns out to be the murderer.  ;)
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: elmore3003 on December 24, 2010, 09:16:08 AM
Speaking of days off, where is Mikey? Did he actually go into the judicial dept today or is he making rounds of various and sundry penal institutions or retirement homes spreading holiday cheer?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 24, 2010, 09:18:09 AM
And speaking of alcohol...

I'm dropping by some friends later who use Martha Stewart's Eggnog (http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/favorite-eggnog) recipe... And even though it doesn't need it, they kind of "double" it. Needless to say, it's usually a good thing to have a hearty and starchy meal beforehand.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 24, 2010, 09:19:19 AM
And since I've been hibernating in my room this morning listening to the broadcasts from England...

And since I can hear my parents getting ready for tonight's events...

Laters...
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Matthew on December 24, 2010, 09:28:53 AM
I'm awake.  Party in SF was boring, so we came home early.  Too many people in a small space.  I spent part of the evening sitting on the floor.  Today, Christmas Eve, I need to do some things for Mass tonight (3 Mass's in fact) and hit the grocery store for a minute, then head over to church. (about 1:00pm I guess).  Tomorrow, (I still don't know how this happened) I have the day off!!!  My best friend and fellow pianist will play at church for me.  First time in years that I will have Christmas Day off.  Next year I promised that she could have the day off!  It will be nice to linger at home in the morning before heading to my mom's for brunch.
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Post by: Kerry on December 24, 2010, 09:32:28 AM
But it's December the 24th, and I'm longing to be up north......
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Post by: Druxy on December 24, 2010, 09:44:36 AM
So, I just got back from Blockbuster, where I rented:

CYRUS
SALT
MOTHER AND CHILD


That should keep us occupied for the weekend.
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Post by: FJL on December 24, 2010, 09:45:56 AM
Just gt an email asking if I've been  a "scam victim" and if so, i can get compensation.  But the e-mail looked like a scam!!!
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Post by: TCB on December 24, 2010, 09:52:56 AM
THE TOP FIVE HOLIDAY MOVIES ACCORDING TO MOVIEFONE

5.)  WHITE CHRISTMAS
4.)  SCROOGED
3.)  MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET
2.)  IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
and the #1 holiday movies is:

1.)  THE CHRISTMAS STORY

Not my choices, but, "Oh well."
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Jane on December 24, 2010, 09:58:52 AM
I hope you get some more sleep, Jane.

Thank you.  I dosed in and out and stayed in bed with my eyes closed until about 20 minutes ago.  I'm still groggy & sleepy and still fighting, or masking, a cold with Benadryl.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Jane on December 24, 2010, 09:59:19 AM
Morning Jane.

I did go back to bed around 5am and I slept until a while ago. I'm now having some breakfast.

I'm feeling good. I'm glad we made the decision to go to Long Island.

:D
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Post by: elmore3003 on December 24, 2010, 09:59:41 AM
THE TOP FIVE HOLIDAY MOVIES ACCORDING TO MOVIEFONE

5.)  WHITE CHRISTMAS
4.)  SCROOGED
3.)  MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET
2.)  IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
and the #1 holiday movies is:

1.)  THE CHRISTMAS STORY

Not my choices, but, "Oh well."

5 and 4 aren't on my list! I'd add THE REF and one of the versions of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Alistair Sim, George C Scott, or Patrick Stewart. I love CHRISTMAS STORY!
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Post by: TCB on December 24, 2010, 10:08:58 AM
One more?
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Post by: TCB on December 24, 2010, 10:09:12 AM
PAGE FOUR
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Post by: Jane on December 24, 2010, 10:11:40 AM
Bruce have a wonderful evening,
(http://bluebuddies.com/gallery/Smurf_CDs/jpg/Smurfs_CD_The_Smurfs_Christmas_Party.jpg)
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: TCB on December 24, 2010, 10:11:47 AM
Lesson learned:

When you have Christmas Eve off of work, always remember to turn off the 4:00 a.m. alarm before retiring for the night.

I hope this day off was a Christmas gift for employees and not part of your cutbacks.


No, we get paid for today.  It is next Monday we have off without pay.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: TCB on December 24, 2010, 10:13:00 AM
I have been enjoying a delicious hot chocolate/rum concoction at this new bar/restaurant gig I have two nights a week.  Does that make me an alchy?  :)


Only if you are wanting one at this time of day!
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: TCB on December 24, 2010, 10:17:48 AM
THE TOP FIVE HOLIDAY MOVIES ACCORDING TO MOVIEFONE

5.)  WHITE CHRISTMAS
4.)  SCROOGED
3.)  MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET
2.)  IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
and the #1 holiday movies is:

1.)  THE CHRISTMAS STORY

Not my choices, but, "Oh well."

5 and 4 aren't on my list! I'd add THE REF and one of the versions of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Alistair Sim, George C Scott, or Patrick Stewart. I love CHRISTMAS STORY!

Well, maybe by next Christmas, you will have CHRISTMAS STORY - THE MUSICAL on the Great White Way.

http://www.5thavenue.org/show/achristmasstory1011/


It got good reviews in Seattle.
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on December 24, 2010, 10:18:22 AM
DO, DO, DO !!!!


TO ALL MY FRIENDS- HAINSIES and KIMLETS ALIKE

A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR
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Post by: elmore3003 on December 24, 2010, 10:20:09 AM
THE TOP FIVE HOLIDAY MOVIES ACCORDING TO MOVIEFONE

5.)  WHITE CHRISTMAS
4.)  SCROOGED
3.)  MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET
2.)  IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
and the #1 holiday movies is:

1.)  THE CHRISTMAS STORY

Not my choices, but, "Oh well."

5 and 4 aren't on my list! I'd add THE REF and one of the versions of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Alistair Sim, George C Scott, or Patrick Stewart. I love CHRISTMAS STORY!

Well, maybe by next Christmas, you will have CHRISTMAS STORY - THE MUSICAL on the Great White Way.

http://www.5thavenue.org/show/achristmasstory1011/


It got good reviews in Seattle.

I would like to see it. My friend Larry Blank does very good work and I'm sure the show sounds fantastic! The problem with all these musicalizations of wonderful films is will the cast measure up to its originals? I don't want to see a Dolly Parton-Reese Witherspoon-whoever impersonation after the real McCoy!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 24, 2010, 11:03:28 AM
My 5 favorite Christmas movies:

Holiday Inn
The Bishop's Wife
The Christmas Card
A Christmas Carol (Sim)
White Christmas
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Jane on December 24, 2010, 11:03:48 AM
Keith has decided he wants the new Nook.  When he called Barnes and Noble they had just gotten some in and he was able to pay for one over the phone.  I guess we will be taking a trip up there sometime today, or he and Bryan will go.  It will be a good way for me to find out if I like it.

Cilla he wanted color.

 
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Post by: Jane on December 24, 2010, 11:05:04 AM
Keith & Bryan are now searching reviews for a wifi booster so the nook will work anywhere in the house.  With luck  my computer will work better/faster with the booster.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Jane on December 24, 2010, 11:07:16 AM
Keith gets the Nook for Christmas and all I get is his stupid cold.
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Post by: JMK on December 24, 2010, 11:07:40 AM
Druxy, I defy you not to guess the putative "big twist" in SALT (the one toward the end).  I saw it coming within seconds of the film's setup.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 24, 2010, 11:11:16 AM
Tonight's the night we go to my cousin Debra's for Christmas Eve Dinner.

My Uncle Rock is barbecuing chickens for it!!  I have no idea what the rest of the menu will be.  In years past, I have twice prepared spaghetti sauce for a nice spaghetti dinner.  We've had hamburgers, steak and pork loin on other Christmases.

It promises to be loud, crowded, and Debra's hubby's brother will undoubtedly make his annual visit with his cousin and daughter in tow just as we are all eating.  His daughter will undoubtedly have a plate and some dessert during the 10 minutes or so they will stay.  She's a (perpetually) growing little girl.

My Mom will undoubtedly stay longer than I wish to...out of politeness/decorum, of course...but we will inevitably escape and come home where we will exchange our gifts before bedtime.

Tomorrow night, it will start all over again, with the same people (sans the brother/cousin/daughter of Debra's hubby) and more who cannot come tonight.  It will be across the street.  I shall stay just as long as I can stand it...hopefully to have some meaningful conversation with a few people during what promises to be several hours of confusion, chaos and perpetual self-congratulations/self-promotion/self-involvement of several of the attendees (it's the one-upmanship syndrome that requires each to trumpet himself to the skies at every gathering).

I will take what I can of it, and then I shall retreat to my home and the television.

Howasomever:

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a Good Night!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 24, 2010, 11:19:37 AM
Another Ghost of Christmas Past (1951) Moment:

(http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh119/RonPulliam/Christmas1951--DaddygivespiggybackwhilecousinButchwatches.jpg)

My Dad gives me a piggy back ride...to my utter delight (judging the expression my face).  Cousin Butch gapes on.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Jane on December 24, 2010, 11:21:22 AM
Fun photo DR Ron. :)
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: DERBRUCER on December 24, 2010, 11:29:02 AM
I felt the waving of a magic wand, and so I had to stop in to wish one and all a Merry Christmas.

And some greetings from the wildlife:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/GEORDIEMC/DecTen0001.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/GEORDIEMC/DecTen0002.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/GEORDIEMC/DecTen0003.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/GEORDIEMC/DecTen0004.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/GEORDIEMC/DecTen0005.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/GEORDIEMC/DecTen0006.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/GEORDIEMC/DecTen0007.jpg)

der Brucer
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Post by: Matthew on December 24, 2010, 11:33:26 AM
Off to the bank and the store.  Seems like I do this every year on Christmas eve.
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Post by: Cillaliz on December 24, 2010, 11:40:49 AM
Keith has decided he wants the new Nook.  When he called Barnes and Noble they had just gotten some in and he was able to pay for one over the phone.  I guess we will be taking a trip up there sometime today, or he and Bryan will go.  It will be a good way for me to find out if I like it.

Cilla he wanted color.

 

The color one is nice. For me, the back light would be too hard on my eyes all the time.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: bk on December 24, 2010, 11:41:28 AM
I'm up, I'm up - after the sleep I so obviously needed.  Wow (wow, spelled backwards).  So, in just thirty minutes I'll begin slicing and dicing and mincing, oh my. 
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Post by: Cillaliz on December 24, 2010, 11:42:05 AM
Merry Christmas Eve!   
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Post by: Cillaliz on December 24, 2010, 11:42:46 AM
DR Jane, don't forget to set you DVR to record Brian Boitano's Skating Spectacular on Sunday.  It's 3-5 central time
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Cillaliz on December 24, 2010, 11:43:27 AM
We've had 4 1/2-5 inches of snow.  It's beautiful
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Jane on December 24, 2010, 11:48:16 AM
Keith has decided he wants the new Nook.  When he called Barnes and Noble they had just gotten some in and he was able to pay for one over the phone.  I guess we will be taking a trip up there sometime today, or he and Bryan will go.  It will be a good way for me to find out if I like it.

Cilla he wanted color.

 

The color one is nice. For me, the back light would be too hard on my eyes all the time.

I think I would agree. 
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Jane on December 24, 2010, 11:48:47 AM
DR Jane, don't forget to set you DVR to record Brian Boitano's Skating Spectacular on Sunday.  It's 3-5 central time

Thank you.  I'll do it right now.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Jane on December 24, 2010, 11:53:30 AM
Keith changed the set up and I don't know how to record anything.  He said to do it through the internet, like that helped me.;D
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Jane on December 24, 2010, 11:54:09 AM
I'm up, I'm up - after the sleep I so obviously needed.  Wow (wow, spelled backwards).  So, in just thirty minutes I'll begin slicing and dicing and mincing, oh my. 

I'm envious of your ability to sleep so well, and late, when you need to.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Jane on December 24, 2010, 12:00:42 PM
DR Jane, don't forget to set you DVR to record Brian Boitano's Skating Spectacular on Sunday.  It's 3-5 central time

Keith did it.  Thank you again for the reminder.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Jane on December 24, 2010, 12:01:09 PM
DR DR Derbrucer thank you for the beautiful Christmas birds.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Jane on December 24, 2010, 12:02:05 PM
I miss having cardinal's in the yard.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: DERBRUCER on December 24, 2010, 12:03:35 PM
We've had 4 1/2-5 inches of snow.  It's beautiful

Well, after 8 years, Woody has gotton over his "wonderment" at snow. He was appropriately annoyed at last weeks blizzard (a walloping 2 inches) that kept the car prisoner in the drive for two days. The streets were cleaned promptly but the ice patch at the top of the driveway hill was impassable for a few days. (To escape from our drive, you need to roar up a steep hill and do a controlled right turn onto the road; if you turn a bit too tight, you clip our retaining wall, if you turn too wide, you wipe out the neighbor across the street's mail box; and, because the car has front wheel drive, you lose traction when the car is trying to crest the hill - little weight on the front wheels .)

der Brucer
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on December 24, 2010, 12:06:13 PM
I miss having cardinal's in the yard.

Would You Miss Bishop's ???
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: DERBRUCER on December 24, 2010, 12:08:39 PM
I miss having cardinal's in the yard.

They are a treat - unlike the Blue Jays, they play nicely with others.

der Brucer
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on December 24, 2010, 12:11:24 PM
Der Brucer-

5 More Posts and You Reach A Millstone

Happy Happy- Merry Merry
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: George on December 24, 2010, 12:17:03 PM
Well, I must be going.  I have to deliver a couple of DVD-Rs to a friend, buy a watch for my sister to give to her daughter and then go to my parents' house for our gift exchangings.  But first, I must shower and get dressed and then I can leave. 
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: George on December 24, 2010, 12:17:25 PM
But before I go...

Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: George on December 24, 2010, 12:17:36 PM
MERRY EVERYTHING AND HAPPY ALWAYS!!

;D
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: DERBRUCER on December 24, 2010, 12:19:51 PM
I miss having cardinal's in the yard.

Would You Miss Bishop's ???

Or have a liitle priest, not as hardy as bishop, perhaps, but then not as bland as curate, either.

der Brucer
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Post by: Jeanne on December 24, 2010, 12:25:04 PM
Hello, everyone.

I send vibes of HEALTH and PROSPERITY to all!

I'm sorry to have missed birthdays and such recently. Plus, my condolences to DR Edisaurus.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: elmore3003 on December 24, 2010, 12:25:49 PM
I miss having cardinal's in the yard.

Said Mother Teresa as she waxed nostalgic.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Jeanne on December 24, 2010, 12:26:16 PM
MERRY EVERYTHING AND HAPPY ALWAYS!!

;D

That pretty much sums it up, doesn't it?   :)
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Jeanne on December 24, 2010, 12:26:32 PM
Oh, and ditto.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: DERBRUCER on December 24, 2010, 12:26:43 PM
Der Brucer-

5 More Posts and You Reach A Millstone


Oh dear - 5 posts without complaining - a task at hand!

der Brucer
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Jeanne on December 24, 2010, 12:28:17 PM
Media check:

DVD: THE BIG HEAT
         THE CLOSER
 
(Why can't I remember what I just watched?? Sigh.)
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Ben on December 24, 2010, 12:30:37 PM
Afternoon all.

We are on Long Island after an uneventful train trip.

I had some chicken with rice and then took my meds and a nap.

I feel good and it's very nice to be out here for a few days.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Jeanne on December 24, 2010, 12:31:06 PM
I, too, enjoy DR Ron's Christmas adventures, both past and present, memorable and not.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: DERBRUCER on December 24, 2010, 12:32:35 PM
The rain in LA rustled up a delightful treat for DR Laura:

(http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6a00d8341c630a53ef0148c6f88a2b970c-640wi)

der Brucer
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on December 24, 2010, 12:33:05 PM
Afternoon all.

We are on Long Island after an uneventful train trip.

I had some chicken with rice and then took my meds and a nap.

I feel good and it's very nice to be out here for a few days.

Good Afternoon Ben

That Is All
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Jeanne on December 24, 2010, 12:34:51 PM
Travel vibes to Ben and Ant, and also to any others traveling.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Jeanne on December 24, 2010, 12:35:27 PM
The rain in LA rustled up a delightful treat for DR Laura:

(http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6a00d8341c630a53ef0148c6f88a2b970c-640wi)

der Brucer

Neat photo.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Jeanne on December 24, 2010, 12:36:12 PM
Must arrange one more present--online, thankfully.

TTFN.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on December 24, 2010, 12:36:38 PM
Ben-

Give My Regards And Happy Wishes To Ant
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Jennifer on December 24, 2010, 12:46:07 PM
DR Jane, don't forget to set you DVR to record Brian Boitano's Skating Spectacular on Sunday.  It's 3-5 central time

Keith did it.  Thank you again for the reminder.

I'm curious what time it is on at for you. here it is on at 4pm eastern.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: DERBRUCER on December 24, 2010, 12:52:22 PM
Notice for DR George:

Tomorrow on BBC America

1:00 PM -Dr. Who at the Proms (Music Concert)
9:00 PM - Dr Who Christmas Special - with Michael Gambon as Scrooge
10:20 PM - Gtaham Norton Show with Matt Smith guesting.

der Brucer
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: DERBRUCER on December 24, 2010, 12:59:09 PM
Oh, well...18,000 if I never make another!

der Brucer
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on December 24, 2010, 01:00:58 PM
Oh, well...18,000 if I never make another!

der Brucer


C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!!!!

Hope You Make Another 18,000
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Ben on December 24, 2010, 01:03:34 PM
Will do, Dear Arnold!
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Druxy on December 24, 2010, 01:12:20 PM
Druxy, I defy you not to guess the putative "big twist" in SALT (the one toward the end).  I saw it coming within seconds of the film's setup.

Actually, my wife and I both suspected it almost from the beginning...but neither of us said anything.

Overall, I enjoyed the movie.  I liked the fact that most of the action looked like well devised stunts, rather than CGI.

On the other hand, I felt that during the last half of the picture, the story (i.e. the twists) became a bit too far-fetched for my taste.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Druxy on December 24, 2010, 01:13:58 PM
It's raining very hard here in Austin.

 :)
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Post by: bk on December 24, 2010, 01:26:15 PM
Glad to see Miss Karen and der Brucer stopping by.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: bk on December 24, 2010, 01:27:09 PM
I have sliced, diced, minced and peeled (forgot the peeling) and now onions, mushrooms, and garlic are cooking, after which we begin concocting the red stuff that goes around it.  Then I can go pick up a package - I may even do a jog.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: DERBRUCER on December 24, 2010, 01:46:20 PM
after which we begin concocting the red stuff that goes around it. 

Try this:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5b/Sriracha_sauce.JPG/195px-Sriracha_sauce.JPG)

der Brucer
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Post by: Matthew on December 24, 2010, 01:48:23 PM
Off to church. See ya on the flip side
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Post by: John G. on December 24, 2010, 02:33:21 PM
THE TOP FIVE HOLIDAY MOVIES ACCORDING TO MOVIEFONE

5.)  WHITE CHRISTMAS
4.)  SCROOGED
3.)  MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET
2.)  IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
and the #1 holiday movies is:

1.)  THE CHRISTMAS STORY

Not my choices, but, "Oh well."
So, what are your choices?
Here are mine:

1. The Ref
2. Holiday Inn
3. The Bishop's Wife
4. The Shop Around the Corner
5. Miracle on 34th Street.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: John G. on December 24, 2010, 02:34:28 PM
Elmore, we must come from the same family to love "The Ref" as much as we do.

Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: John G. on December 24, 2010, 02:35:37 PM
My 5 favorite Christmas movies:

Holiday Inn
The Bishop's Wife
The Christmas Card
A Christmas Carol (Sim)
White Christmas
Excellent choices.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: bk on December 24, 2010, 02:36:14 PM
Picked up the package and am thinking about a jog.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: John G. on December 24, 2010, 02:37:31 PM
I felt the waving of a magic wand, and so I had to stop in to wish one and all a Merry Christmas.

And some greetings from the wildlife:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/GEORDIEMC/DecTen0001.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/GEORDIEMC/DecTen0002.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/GEORDIEMC/DecTen0003.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/GEORDIEMC/DecTen0004.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/GEORDIEMC/DecTen0005.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/GEORDIEMC/DecTen0006.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/GEORDIEMC/DecTen0007.jpg)

der Brucer
Merry Christmas to you, and good to hear from you again.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: John G. on December 24, 2010, 02:40:46 PM
after which we begin concocting the red stuff that goes around it. 

Try this:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5b/Sriracha_sauce.JPG/195px-Sriracha_sauce.JPG)

der Brucer
One of my favorite concoctions. I use sriracha the way some others use ketchup.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: John G. on December 24, 2010, 02:42:50 PM
There was a crush of wines at lunch today: a 2002 Bernard Halle Champagne, a 2000 Clos du Tart Burgundy and a 1996 Christian Moreau Chablis. Belon oysters, fried smelts, bagels with a schmear and lox, everything was wonderful. All of which means I need a nap before services tonight.
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Post by: TCB on December 24, 2010, 02:45:34 PM
I am currently watching 1988's PUSS N' BOOTS starring Christopher Walken as Puss.  Currently Mr. Walken is singing.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: JMK on December 24, 2010, 03:06:40 PM
Is it "I've kidnapped my f***ing parents" or "I've f***ing kidnapped my parents"?  ;)
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Post by: Sam on December 24, 2010, 03:14:13 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Sam on December 24, 2010, 03:15:51 PM
Happy holidays everyone.   Holiday cheer and happiness, and lots of wonderful treats.
 :)
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Post by: bk on December 24, 2010, 03:17:30 PM
Did the quick jog - it's kind of like a nice late-summer day outside.  Sauce is simmering and everything else is ready and there's nothing for me to do now except relax and wait until the guests arrive.  I hope there are at least a few - I think I made more sauce than I ever have.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Sam on December 24, 2010, 03:21:09 PM
I started my 10-1/2 days of vacation yesterday at noon.   It's beautiful and sunny outside yesterday and today.  What a great way to start.  Laundry is done, car is covered, time for a movie and maybe a nap.   Then it's baking to be done (tomorrow is time spent going to all my neighbors to deliver very light cookies) and maybe 7pm Xmas eve service at the historic spiritual center on the corner.  

Have a great evening, stay warm and cozy. ;)
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Sam on December 24, 2010, 03:22:40 PM
bk's sauce is very good, a little sweet, a little spicy, with a kick.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: TCB on December 24, 2010, 03:22:41 PM
THE TOP FIVE HOLIDAY MOVIES ACCORDING TO MOVIEFONE

5.)  WHITE CHRISTMAS
4.)  SCROOGED
3.)  MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET
2.)  IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
and the #1 holiday movies is:

1.)  THE CHRISTMAS STORY

Not my choices, but, "Oh well."
So, what are your choices?
Here are mine:

1. The Ref
2. Holiday Inn
3. The Bishop's Wife
4. The Shop Around the Corner
5. Miracle on 34th Street.

Hmmm, I have never heard of THE REF.

My choices:

1.  SCROOGE
2.  MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS CAROL (okay it was a TV show)
3.  WHITE CHRISTMAS
4.  HOLIDAY INN
5.  GEORGE C. SCOTT'S A CHRISTMAS CAOL (also TV)
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Sam on December 24, 2010, 03:24:13 PM
Bad Santa  8)
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Sam on December 24, 2010, 03:25:35 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: John G. on December 24, 2010, 03:54:06 PM
Is it "I've kidnapped my f***ing parents" or "I've f***ing kidnapped my parents"?  ;)

"Celebrate the birth of Christ!"

That's the spirit.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: John G. on December 24, 2010, 03:54:56 PM
THE TOP FIVE HOLIDAY MOVIES ACCORDING TO MOVIEFONE

5.)  WHITE CHRISTMAS
4.)  SCROOGED
3.)  MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET
2.)  IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
and the #1 holiday movies is:

1.)  THE CHRISTMAS STORY

Not my choices, but, "Oh well."
So, what are your choices?
Here are mine:

1. The Ref
2. Holiday Inn
3. The Bishop's Wife
4. The Shop Around the Corner
5. Miracle on 34th Street.

Hmmm, I have never heard of THE REF.

My choices:

1.  SCROOGE
2.  MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS CAROL (okay it was a TV show)
3.  WHITE CHRISTMAS
4.  HOLIDAY INN
5.  GEORGE C. SCOTT'S A CHRISTMAS CAOL (also TV)

Myopic or not, Magoo would knock "Miracle" off my list.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: John G. on December 24, 2010, 03:55:53 PM
Pie No. 1 (Cranberry-Apple-Pecan) is headed for the oven. Cherry-Cranberry is next.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Jane on December 24, 2010, 04:34:44 PM
We've had 4 1/2-5 inches of snow.  It's beautiful

Well, after 8 years, Woody has gotton over his "wonderment" at snow. He was appropriately annoyed at last weeks blizzard (a walloping 2 inches) that kept the car prisoner in the drive for two days. The streets were cleaned promptly but the ice patch at the top of the driveway hill was impassable for a few days. (To escape from our drive, you need to roar up a steep hill and do a controlled right turn onto the road; if you turn a bit too tight, you clip our retaining wall, if you turn too wide, you wipe out the neighbor across the street's mail box; and, because the car has front wheel drive, you lose traction when the car is trying to crest the hill - little weight on the front wheels .)

der Brucer

It has been eight years already, wow!
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Laura on December 24, 2010, 04:35:16 PM
Well, off to the candlelight service!
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Jane on December 24, 2010, 04:35:34 PM
I miss having cardinal's in the yard.

Would You Miss Bishop's ???

LOL-You are lucky groaning is not permitted here. ;)
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Jane on December 24, 2010, 04:36:32 PM
Afternoon all.

We are on Long Island after an uneventful train trip.

I had some chicken with rice and then took my meds and a nap.

I feel good and it's very nice to be out here for a few days.

Uneventful is excellent/ :)
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Jane on December 24, 2010, 04:37:48 PM
DR Jane, don't forget to set you DVR to record Brian Boitano's Skating Spectacular on Sunday.  It's 3-5 central time

Keith did it.  Thank you again for the reminder.

I'm curious what time it is on at for you. here it is on at 4pm eastern.

1:00pm pacific coast time.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 24, 2010, 04:48:14 PM
Well, off to the candlelight service!

Our church (back when it was St. Cecelia's) used to have a midnight candlelight mass.  It was always a packed house and you had to get there early to make sure you got a good seat and decent parking.  For some reason, they did away with it.  Now I go to 4:30 PM Christmas mass on Christmas Eve.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 24, 2010, 04:59:55 PM
Top Favorite Christmas Movies:
WHITE CHRISTMAS
SCROOGE (Alistair Sim)
MIRACLE ON 34th STREET
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
THE BELLS OF ST. MARY'S

TV:
THE HOUSE WITHOUT A CHRISTMAS TREE
THE HOMECOMING
A CHRISTMAS MEMORY
THE GATHERING

Animated:
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSE REINDEER
MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS CAROL
THE SNOWMAN
HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS

Miscellaneous
AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS (second year broadcast)
PEE WEE'S PLAYHOUSE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
THE HARD NUT

Wish List:
J.T.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: bk on December 24, 2010, 05:05:00 PM
Sauce is simmering away and starting to taste good.  Tuna Pasta salad has had the final touches put on.  Table is ready.  I've shaved and am about to shower, and have listened to about seven CDs today.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: bk on December 24, 2010, 05:05:46 PM
Since the water for the pasta takes a long time to boil (I'm making four or five pounds of spaghetti noodles) I'm going to start boiling at five-thirty.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 24, 2010, 05:10:45 PM
START BOILING AT 5:30--that's the name of my next Broadway review...
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 24, 2010, 05:13:59 PM
By the way, has there ever been a version of "Greensleeves" that actually includes the word greensleeves?
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: TCB on December 24, 2010, 05:14:28 PM



PAGE SEVEN
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: TCB on December 24, 2010, 05:16:07 PM
By the way, has there ever been a version of "Greensleeves" that actually includes the word greensleeves?


Wasn't he on Captain Kangaroo?
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: TCB on December 24, 2010, 05:20:24 PM
I'm starting to make my shrimp dip.  This may be the last year I can make it.  It is getting  harder and harder to mix it together with the arthritis in my hands.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: TCB on December 24, 2010, 05:20:54 PM
By the way, has there ever been a version of "Greensleeves" that actually includes the word greensleeves?


Wasn't he on Captain Kangaroo?

You mean this guy?

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/WandaDuck/aug14greenj.jpg)

I wish!
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 24, 2010, 05:22:00 PM
Post deleted

(in keeping with the season and all...)
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 24, 2010, 05:23:18 PM
I'm starting to make my shrimp dip.  This may be the last year I can make it.  It is getting  harder and harder to mix it together with the arthritis in my hands.

DR TCB, does it have to be hand-mixed?  Can't you use an electric mixer at low speed?
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: TCB on December 24, 2010, 05:23:38 PM
I think I wore the same color pants when I played the Girl's Father in THE FANTASTICKS.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: TCB on December 24, 2010, 05:25:09 PM
I'm starting to make my shrimp dip.  This may be the last year I can make it.  It is getting  harder and harder to mix it together with the arthritis in my hands.

DR TCB, does it have to be hand-mixed?  Can't you use an electric mixer at low speed?

The problem with using a mixer is the cream cheese.  It all gets clogged on the beaters.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: TCB on December 24, 2010, 05:26:20 PM
I'm starting to make my shrimp dip.  This may be the last year I can make it.  It is getting  harder and harder to mix it together with the arthritis in my hands.

DR TCB, does it have to be hand-mixed?  Can't you use an electric mixer at low speed?

The problem with using a mixer is the cream cheese.  It all gets clogged on the beaters.

ClLOGGED ON THE BEATERS is the name of my new romance novel.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 24, 2010, 05:26:46 PM
Now i'm in the mood for some lime sherbert.  Lime sherbert with hot fudge sauce.  But all I have is mint chocolate ship ice cream and chocolate Redi-whip.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: TCB on December 24, 2010, 05:29:49 PM
Chocolate Redi-Whip?
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 24, 2010, 05:35:56 PM
Watching the Purdue Christmas Show that's being shown on the NJ PBS channel.  It's surprisingly old-school type of presentation (considering what influence GLEE must be having on school music programs.)  But I'm not complaining--I'm enjoying.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 24, 2010, 05:37:53 PM
Chocolate Redi-Whip?

Yep, Chocolate Reddi-Whip!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/WandaDuck/OTF440645S.jpg)
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: John G. on December 24, 2010, 05:43:12 PM
TCB, if you got Mr. Greensleeves there for Christmas, he could make your shrimp dip for you.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: John G. on December 24, 2010, 05:43:45 PM
Just finishing up "Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol" while taking the second pie from the oven. All is right with the world.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 24, 2010, 05:48:43 PM
It's way too late for this, but this is my favorite Christmas CD this year:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/WandaDuck/51SlcJtiTYL__SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003Z9Q5AW/ref=oss_product)

It calls itself the alternate Yuletide collection, but it's actually a terrific collection of odd holiday songs from the 40's and 50's.  I highly recommend it to all fellow baby boomers.  For next year...
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 24, 2010, 05:50:00 PM
Just finishing up "Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol" while taking the second pie from the oven. All is right with the world.

IMHO, MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS CAROL has the scariest Ghost of Christmas Future.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: bk on December 24, 2010, 05:57:24 PM
CRANBERRIES!
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: bk on December 24, 2010, 05:57:34 PM
Get me off this damn page.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: bk on December 24, 2010, 05:58:03 PM
A Broadway Christmas is now on repeat (as always for the Do) and everything has been done, save for lighting the candles.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: bk on December 24, 2010, 05:58:10 PM
Water is boiling.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: bk on December 24, 2010, 05:58:22 PM
Will anyone actually get here at six?
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: bk on December 24, 2010, 05:59:29 PM
Just got an e-mail from Jane saying their DSL modem just died.  Isn't that always the way - on a holiday when there's nothing to be done?  I hate when that happens.  She sends her love to everyone here for a very merry Christmas.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 24, 2010, 06:01:51 PM
BK, have you ever had any party-crashers at one of your do's?
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 24, 2010, 06:05:20 PM
I guess no one uses dial-up these days.  Or knows how to switch over to it in an emergency.  I know I don't anymore...
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 24, 2010, 06:11:29 PM
Ah-ha--this Purdue Christmas Show is from two years ago.  Pre-GLEE.  I imagine they wouldn't do this kind of program now... 
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 24, 2010, 06:19:07 PM
"...and now, Greer Garson tells the story of "Get Me Off This Damn Page!"...
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 24, 2010, 06:20:43 PM
Page Eight Hang Up Your Stocking Dance

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/WandaDuck/Christmas_Eve.jpg)
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: bk on December 24, 2010, 06:27:20 PM
I don't think we have had any party crashers - although we could use a few right now since not one person has arrived, which is a first.  Usually a few of us are already pigging out.  I blame Jose.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Jennifer on December 24, 2010, 06:51:07 PM
My niece left a cookie she made for Santa.  I told her to leave it on the table. But she wanted to put it on a stool by the tree so he wouldn't miss it.  She put it on a napkin and wrote "To Santa, Love Megan"...
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 24, 2010, 07:07:44 PM
DR Ben, hope you are feeling better.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: TCB on December 24, 2010, 07:20:20 PM
TCB, if you got Mr. Greensleeves there for Christmas, he could make your shrimp dip for you.


Great thinking on your part, John G.  Now I just need his phone number.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: TCB on December 24, 2010, 07:22:09 PM
Just finishing up "Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol" while taking the second pie from the oven. All is right with the world.

IMHO, MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS CAROL has the scariest Ghost of Christmas Future.


And Razzleberry dressing!
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: TCB on December 24, 2010, 07:24:34 PM
Page Eight Hang Up Your Stocking Dance

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/WandaDuck/Christmas_Eve.jpg)


Oh Dan, you were such a cutie when you were young!
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: TCB on December 24, 2010, 07:27:19 PM
I think that bitch woman upstairs is holding a bowling tournament in her kitchen!
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: TCB on December 24, 2010, 07:28:15 PM
I think that bitch woman upstairs is holding a bowling tournament in her kitchen!

Sorry.  I think I just had a elmore moment.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: DakotaCelt on December 24, 2010, 07:28:46 PM
Merry Christmas to one and all!!  I hope you have a wonderful time with friends and family!
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: DakotaCelt on December 24, 2010, 07:29:20 PM
@TCB.... do I want to know what she is cooking?
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: TCB on December 24, 2010, 07:31:38 PM
@TCB.... do I want to know what she is cooking?

She may be tryiing to wrestle the turkey into the oven.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: TCB on December 24, 2010, 07:32:20 PM
Merry Christmas to one and all!!  I hope you have a wonderful time with friends and family!

Merry Christmas, Dakota, it is nice to see you here posting.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: John G. on December 24, 2010, 07:33:52 PM
Merry Christmas to one and all!!  I hope you have a wonderful time with friends and family!
Same to you!
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: TCB on December 24, 2010, 07:37:03 PM




G'night!



And a very Merry Christmas!
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: JMK on December 24, 2010, 07:42:54 PM
I have been feeling quite nostalgic today.  I just "Google Street-Viewed" all the old houses we lived in while I was growing up.  That's a little scary.  :)
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Charles Pogue on December 24, 2010, 07:43:38 PM
BK, I hope the do is doing well and am grieved to miss it.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Vincent on December 24, 2010, 07:50:33 PM
By the way, has there ever been a version of "Greensleeves" that actually includes the word greensleeves?

Loreena McKinnett sings it here, and Greensleeves is part of the chorus.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HVe68Ckx_4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HVe68Ckx_4)

Chorus:
Greensleeves was all my joy
Greensleeves was my delight,
Greensleeves was my heart of gold,
And who but my lady greensleeves.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: elmore3003 on December 24, 2010, 08:05:44 PM
By the way, has there ever been a version of "Greensleeves" that actually includes the word greensleeves?

Yes indeedy! The original refrain of the song is this:

Greensleeves was all my joy,
Greensleeves was my delight,
Greensleeves wasmy heart of gold
And who but my Lady Greensleeves?
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: elmore3003 on December 24, 2010, 08:12:18 PM
TCB, if you got Mr. Greensleeves there for Christmas, he could make your shrimp dip for you.

I think that Mr Greensleeves would make TCB's shrimp do more than dip; he'd make DR TCB's spirits rise.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: elmore3003 on December 24, 2010, 08:14:25 PM
@TCB.... do I want to know what she is cooking?

She may be tryiing to wrestle the turkey into the oven.

Or her husband!
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: elmore3003 on December 24, 2010, 08:19:30 PM
I have returned from a delightful Christmas Eve celebration with DR fjl, Skip Kennon, Skip's agent Pat, her daughter and her daughter's friend. The Kennon-Landaus were terrific hosts, the food and drink were plenty and very delicious, and I'm tipsy. My critics would say I'm drunk but I know I'm not that. I do feel good.

Skip made a fantastic meal: delish roast beef, a wonderful pork, mac 'n' cheese that was extra special, and a fantastic salad. Desserts were a fantabulous apple pie and a chocolate something that I took home for tomorrow's treat I hope I didn't forget something. It was a glorious way to ring in the holiday.

and so to bed!
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Laura on December 24, 2010, 08:23:32 PM
Somehow the candlelight service isn't quite the same with battery-operated candles.

But the fire marshall is happy.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: JMK on December 24, 2010, 09:10:49 PM
Somehow the candlelight service isn't quite the same with battery-operated candles.

But the fire marshall is happy.

We still light candles, but this year (at my suggestion, after having seen these at several Bar Mitzvah and/or Mitzvot) we gave the kids little finger lights so that they wouldn't burn themselves on dripping wax.  The kids at the 5 o'clock service were out of their minds with excitement over the lights, which we let them keep.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 24, 2010, 09:14:37 PM
Merry Christmas!
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 24, 2010, 10:03:52 PM
And...

Much Love and Thanks to Steve and the rest of the Austin Family for once again including me in their Christmas Feast-ivities earlier tonight!...

Baked Ham
Smoked Turkey
Sausage Balls
Crockpot Meatballs
Pigs in a Blanket
Boiled Shrimp
Cheese Plate
Fruit Salad
Yeast Rolls - Homemade and Freshly Baked!!!! YUM!!!
Shrimp Dip
French Onion Dip
Deviled Eggs
Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Cookies
Shortbread Cookies
Brownie Bites
Milk Chocolate Fudge
White Chocolate Fudge
Lime Sherbet-Ginger Ale Fizzy Punch

-Needless to say, I spent the last part of the party in a food coma. ;)
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 24, 2010, 10:05:06 PM
DR Jane - As for a WiFi booster, one of the easiest and cheapest is an Apple Airport Export.

-And I hope your DSL modem is just taking the night off for Christmas.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 24, 2010, 10:06:25 PM
DR TCB - Couldn't you just leave your cream cheese out at room temperature to make it easier to beat?
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 24, 2010, 10:07:14 PM
-And, yes, I believe my previous post is "open" to innuendo.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 24, 2010, 10:08:26 PM
Nice Google (http://www.google.com) logo(s). :)
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 24, 2010, 10:14:02 PM
And, now, a special word from playwright, David Mamet:

(http://www.tabletmag.com/wp-content/uploads/X-MasChinese-1.650x950.jpg)

;D
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 24, 2010, 10:24:35 PM
Um...

Those weren't green sleeves he was wearing.

::)
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 24, 2010, 10:25:16 PM
I don't think I've ever seen nor heard of "The Ref" either. ???
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 24, 2010, 10:27:51 PM
I hope everyone Do Be having a Divoon time at BK's Christmas Eve Do!

Sauce for Everyone!
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 24, 2010, 10:30:59 PM
I'm up, I'm up - after the sleep I so obviously needed.  Wow (wow, spelled backwards).  So, in just thirty minutes I'll begin slicing and dicing and mincing, oh my. 

I'm envious of your ability to sleep so well, and late, when you need to.

DR Jane - I keep meaning to ask: Have you thought about installing blackout shades in your bedroom? ;)
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: JoseSPiano on December 24, 2010, 10:39:51 PM
Well...

Time to rest up for the arrival of my nieces and nephew.

Peace.

Goodnight.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: George on December 24, 2010, 11:09:56 PM
Tonight, the family went to my parents' house.  We had much food to eat and many presents to open.  We decided to exchange names instead of everyone getting something for everyone.  I got Larry, my sister's boyfriend, and I got him the new Mark Twain autobiography (volume 1); a CD, The Barra MacNeil's Christmas Album II; and some coffee.  My niece got me a couple of pictures...framed album-sized promo posters of The Manhattan Transfer's "Vocalese (http://www.amazon.com/Vocalese-Manhattan-Transfer/dp/B000002II2/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1293260081&sr=1-1)" album and Linda Eder's "Storybook (http://www.amazon.com/Storybook-Linda-Eder/dp/B0000AM6LZ/ref=sr_1_13?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1293259934&sr=1-13)" CD.  They will look great over my piano.  I also got some cash and a Subway gift card from my parents.  And now, I'm home.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: George on December 24, 2010, 11:12:18 PM
Notice for DR George:

Tomorrow on BBC America

1:00 PM -Dr. Who at the Proms (Music Concert)
9:00 PM - Dr Who Christmas Special - with Michael Gambon as Scrooge
10:20 PM - Gtaham Norton Show with Matt Smith guesting.

der Brucer

I didn't know about the Proms program or the Gtaham Norton Show!  Thanks for the info!  I'll be recording these.

:D
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Sam on December 24, 2010, 11:21:30 PM
Hope everyone had a wonderful evening. 

Sleep well.

 ;D

Goodnight.
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: Cillaliz on December 24, 2010, 11:23:21 PM
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!!  Home from the Midnight candlelight service, which I really enjoyed (real candles).  Now I am sleepy.  I'll have time to catch up more tomorrow.  Night
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: George on December 24, 2010, 11:26:24 PM
By the way, has there ever been a version of "Greensleeves" that actually includes the word greensleeves?

The New Christy Minstrels (http://www.amazon.com/Wandering-Minstrels-New-Christy/dp/B00069I73W/ref=sr_1_8?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1293261037&sr=1-8) recorded a version that used the word greensleeves.  I looked for a video clip on YouTube, but couldn't find one.  I did find THIS WEB SITE (http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/kaku19512000/51474811.html) that has the lyrics (I corrected the typos):

LOVELY GREENSLEEVES BY E.T. LERITT

For twenty summers, youíve lived alone
On a mountain top in your fatherís home
For twenty winters, so white and cold
You have longed for love I will give you

Greensleeves, lovely Greensleeves
You're as wild as spring
And your heart is free
Don't wait, run away with me
For my love cannot wait, till tomorrow

I'm just wandering minstrel man
But I'll make you happy as best I can
I'll write song for you every day
And I'll sing your sweet name the verses

Greensleeves, lovely Greensleeves
You're as wild as spring
And your heart is free
Don't wait runaway with me
For my love cannot wait, till tomorrow
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: George on December 24, 2010, 11:33:31 PM
CRANBERRIES!

My cousin from Oregon sent a package that arrived today and in the package was a jar of cranberry jelly from Oregon! :D
Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: George on December 24, 2010, 11:38:26 PM
And Congrats to Der Brucer on his posting plateau!

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Title: Re: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DO
Post by: bk on December 24, 2010, 11:40:18 PM
The Do is Done and it was grand.  I think we had more people overall than ever before.  So many, in fact, we ran out of chairs and some people were sitting outside by the pool.  It was great fun, and just when it was starting to break up about twelve more people arrived, so the last of them left about fifteen minutes ago and I've started to clean up.  I think the notes will go up late tonight, as I've got to sit down and relax for a few minutes.  So many nice folks, some kids, our very own Mark and Amy and I'll have more of a list later.