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Title: THE INEXORABLE NOTES
Post by: bk on May 14, 2011, 12:19:03 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes were kind of inexorable, and now it is time for you to post until the inexorable cows come home.
Title: Re: THE INEXORABLE NOTES
Post by: bk on May 14, 2011, 12:19:48 AM
And the word of the day is: AUTODIDACT!
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Post by: bk on May 14, 2011, 12:21:35 AM
And now - Dino at the piano.
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Post by: Ben on May 14, 2011, 03:01:18 AM
Morning all.

That is all.
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Post by: Michael on May 14, 2011, 04:10:14 AM
good saturday to all
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Post by: Michael on May 14, 2011, 04:18:08 AM
tod

the film that immediatly came to mind was "don't look now" the scene between donald sutherland and julie christie
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Post by: Michael on May 14, 2011, 04:27:14 AM
Break a leg tonight with Jason Graae's show at the Colony. Hope you have the perfect show for the cd recording
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 14, 2011, 04:31:04 AM
I don't know from the TOD, so I shall await some other DR's choices with interest.
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 14, 2011, 04:32:03 AM
Today is of course a work day....and the day the Plaque for the Putnam County Playhouse is dedicated.  I can't attend the ceremony which is at 10 a.m. since I am working.

Two oh wells.

Perhaps there will be photos.
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Post by: FJL on May 14, 2011, 04:37:23 AM
Belated birthday wishes to La femme Jolie!!!
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Post by: FJL on May 14, 2011, 04:38:42 AM
OMG, did I miss Sam's birthday too?  And I posted that day, several times - I wonder if when I refreshed, it jumped a lot of posts.
Title: Re: THE INEXORABLE NOTES
Post by: FJL on May 14, 2011, 04:39:12 AM
So happy belated birthday, Sam.  Hope you're still celebrating.
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Post by: FJL on May 14, 2011, 04:40:12 AM
Yikes, I have my 17000th post coming next.  Jrand, are you knowledgeable in "preserving" milestone posts?
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Post by: FJL on May 14, 2011, 04:40:52 AM
I learned the truth at 17,000
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 14, 2011, 04:46:15 AM
No DR GEORGE can.....but I don't know how.

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Post by: Jrand70 on May 14, 2011, 04:46:26 AM
But congrats on 17000 DR FJL.
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Post by: FJL on May 14, 2011, 04:47:57 AM
But congrats on 17000 DR FJL.

That means more than a preservation, thanks!
Title: Re: THE INEXORABLE NOTES
Post by: Jrand70 on May 14, 2011, 04:48:54 AM
TOD:

I just remembered some very nice scenes in the movie MAURICE.
Title: Re: THE INEXORABLE NOTES
Post by: FJL on May 14, 2011, 04:49:29 AM
Today is of course a work day....and the day the Plaque for the Putnam County Playhouse is dedicated.  I can't attend the ceremony which is at 10 a.m. since I am working.

Two oh wells.

Perhaps there will be photos.

A nice waxed floss will do wonders for that Plaque.  Or a minty dental tape.

:)
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Post by: FJL on May 14, 2011, 04:52:05 AM
Topic of the Day:  I seem to recall a certain Shakespeare moment from DR Pogue. 

Just kidding, I haven't given that foto a fifteenth thought.
Title: Re: THE INEXORABLE NOTES
Post by: elmore3003 on May 14, 2011, 05:43:01 AM
Good morning, all! I have a day crammed with incident, mostly centered about Herbert's comic opera EILEEN. First thing, though, is a trip to Toyland for the materials I left there yesterday. At 1:30, I have meetings with the conductor David Brophy who's come from Dublin for these preliminary sessions, our producer, and William Hicks who was our pianist for the Herbert recordings of songs and piano-cello music. I'm downloading and listening to two recordings, "Gems of Irish Opera,"  with excerpts from 19th Century works by Balfe, Wallace, Stanford, and O'Dwyer, since I think these singers will be pushed at us for the EILEEN recording. Following the meeting, dinner with producer and conductor, and after that, I can hopefully return home and watch the final epsodes of LOVE FOR LYDIA, which I'm really enjoying.

As soon as the 2nd disc is downloaded, I'm off to Toyland.
Title: Re: THE INEXORABLE NOTES
Post by: Jrand70 on May 14, 2011, 06:00:39 AM
Have fun DR ELMORE.

LOL DR FJL.

I am off to work.

Vibes for a fine show recording this evening for MR BK and company.
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Post by: Laura on May 14, 2011, 06:12:27 AM
Good morning.
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Post by: Druxy on May 14, 2011, 06:34:17 AM
TOD:

The spaghetti-eating scene in LADY AND THE TRAMP.

 ::)
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Post by: Jennifer on May 14, 2011, 06:51:44 AM
My niece and I both have fevers. :(

And tomorrow is her 2nd birthday party. Hopefully we will both be there!
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Post by: John G. on May 14, 2011, 07:05:15 AM
Good morning, all. (It feels too early.)
Title: Re: THE INEXORABLE NOTES
Post by: John G. on May 14, 2011, 07:13:15 AM
TOD:

The food scene in "Tom Jones"

A few exchanges between Rick and Ilsa in "Casablanca"

And a few between Barbra Streisand and her fingernails in several movies.
Title: Re: THE INEXORABLE NOTES
Post by: elmore3003 on May 14, 2011, 07:25:28 AM
TOD:

The food scene in "Tom Jones"

A few exchanges between Rick and Ilsa in "Casablanca"

And a few between Barbra Streisand and her fingernails in several movies.

LOL!

I believe it was DR Jose who asked about Friday the 13th. Well, I am at Toyland, and the materials I thought I brought home and hadn't are no longer on my desk, which means something bad has happened and I have no idea what! I swear I had no blackouts between leaving Toyland and catching the bus home. The choral arrangement, blank score paper, etc. are nowhere in this office. Hmmmm .  .  .

Well, I need to look carefully AGAIN through everything I brought home yesterday. Damnation!
Title: Re: THE INEXORABLE NOTES
Post by: John G. on May 14, 2011, 07:39:44 AM
TOD: I forgot to include the fervid way a drunken, delirious Jimmy Stewart looks at Katharine Hepburn in "The Philadelphia Story" before she tells him, "Put me in your pocket, Mike."
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Post by: John G. on May 14, 2011, 07:44:13 AM
One more ...
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Post by: John G. on May 14, 2011, 07:44:24 AM
Page two!
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on May 14, 2011, 07:47:48 AM
And the word of the day is: AUTODIDACT!

And The Song Of The Day(Night) Is:  TEACH ME TONIGHT
Title: Re: THE INEXORABLE NOTES
Post by: JMK on May 14, 2011, 07:55:44 AM
Wouldn't the song have to be I'LL TEACH MYSELF TONIGHT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH?
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Post by: Ginny on May 14, 2011, 08:02:44 AM
Saturday morning greetings!  It's a rainy day here in SW Ohio, the first of several from the looks of the weather forecast.
Title: Re: THE INEXORABLE NOTES
Post by: John G. on May 14, 2011, 08:25:08 AM
Wouldn't the song have to be I'LL TEACH MYSELF TONIGHT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH?
If you sing it to a mirror, like "I Believe in You," you wouldn't have to.
Title: Re: THE INEXORABLE NOTES
Post by: John G. on May 14, 2011, 08:26:33 AM
Saturday morning greetings!  It's a rainy day here in SW Ohio, the first of several from the looks of the weather forecast.
We'll take your rain.
Title: Re: THE INEXORABLE NOTES
Post by: elmore3003 on May 14, 2011, 08:55:26 AM
Wouldn't the song have to be I'LL TEACH MYSELF TONIGHT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH?
If you sing it to a mirror, like "I Believe in You," you wouldn't have to.

As Cole Porter would have told it:
Each night I get the mirror from off the shelf
Each night I'm getting queerer chasing myself!
Title: Re: THE INEXORABLE NOTES
Post by: elmore3003 on May 14, 2011, 08:59:22 AM
I have returned from Toyland, and the music I thought I dragged home yesterday was sitting on my desk where I'd left it when I came in yesterday. What's run away with my mind?

That's the power of Friday the Thirteenth, baby!

Let us pray this meeting this afternoon goes better than my life has the past two days! I've listened to the "Gems of Irish Opera" discs and the singers, except for the baritone, are dreadful. A high wobbly soprano, a low wobbly alto, both with pich problems, and a reedy tenor who sounds like a wimp. Please God, don't let this be the top of the talent pool in Dublin!
Title: Re: THE INEXORABLE NOTES
Post by: FJL on May 14, 2011, 09:01:09 AM
Wouldn't the song have to be I'LL TEACH MYSELF TONIGHT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH?
If you sing it to a mirror, like "I Believe in You," you wouldn't have to.


As Cole Porter would have told it:
Each night I get the mirror from off the shelf
Each night I'm getting queerer chasing myself!




Does "mirror" rhyme with "queerer" or that meant to stretch a little?
Title: Re: THE INEXORABLE NOTES
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on May 14, 2011, 09:01:14 AM
And the word of the day is: AUTODIDACT!

And The ALTERNATE Song Of The Day Is:  BY MYSELF
Title: Re: THE INEXORABLE NOTES
Post by: Ginny on May 14, 2011, 09:08:09 AM
Saturday morning greetings!  It's a rainy day here in SW Ohio, the first of several from the looks of the weather forecast.
We'll take your rain.

Well, the trade-off is that it's now cooler outside, so we've turned off the AC and opened the windows.
Title: Re: THE INEXORABLE NOTES
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 14, 2011, 10:36:47 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up... And...
Title: Re: THE INEXORABLE NOTES
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 14, 2011, 10:37:28 AM
Good Afternoon!

And three months from today, my brother Jay and his fiancée, Kristy, will be getting married. :)
Title: Re: THE INEXORABLE NOTES
Post by: bk on May 14, 2011, 10:46:18 AM
I'm up after a wonderful night's sleep.  I was awakened by the ringing of the telephonic device and I thought, "Who is calling me this early?" only to find out it was ten-thirty.
Title: Re: THE INEXORABLE NOTES
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 14, 2011, 11:29:28 AM
I'm up after a wonderful night's sleep.  I was awakened by the ringing of the telephonic device and I thought, "Who is calling me this early?" only to find out it was ten-thirty.

I had a very good night's sleep too. Alas, when I got up around 10:30 (my time), I remembered that I had to meet someone down at Columbus Circle to pick up some music. Thankfully, my bus and train karma were with me this morning.
Title: Re: THE INEXORABLE NOTES
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 14, 2011, 11:31:57 AM
I have returned from Toyland, and the music I thought I dragged home yesterday was sitting on my desk where I'd left it when I came in yesterday. What's run away with my mind?

That's the power of Friday the Thirteenth, baby!

Let us pray this meeting this afternoon goes better than my life has the past two days! I've listened to the "Gems of Irish Opera" discs and the singers, except for the baritone, are dreadful. A high wobbly soprano, a low wobbly alto, both with pich problems, and a reedy tenor who sounds like a wimp. Please God, don't let this be the top of the talent pool in Dublin!

DR elmore - Did you take the bus or train to and from Toyland? -I know that the A and C are messed up today, and since there are two streets fairs on the west side, a bunch of the bus lines are also being detoured. -And 57th Street is one huge construction zone from 6th Ave to 9th Ave.
Title: Re: THE INEXORABLE NOTES
Post by: Jane on May 14, 2011, 11:46:45 AM
My niece and I both have fevers. :(

And tomorrow is her 2nd birthday party. Hopefully we will both be there!

GET WELL FAST VIBES TO YOU BOTH!!!!
Title: Re: THE INEXORABLE NOTES
Post by: Jane on May 14, 2011, 11:52:05 AM
JMK, All posts at FB regarding "see you is checking you out", such as the one sent with Danise's name, should be deleted as the person was hacked.  It feels as if i have been deleting them more often lately.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 14, 2011, 12:31:34 PM
CRANBERRIES!!!!!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 14, 2011, 12:46:16 PM
Post Deleted.
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Post by: Kerry on May 14, 2011, 12:46:58 PM
Breaking all the legs vibes to Bruce and Jason tonight.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 14, 2011, 12:47:31 PM
Well... Not Really.
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Post by: George on May 14, 2011, 01:04:25 PM
Breaking all the legs vibes to Bruce and Jason tonight.

~~~DITTO!!~~~
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Post by: Ginny on May 14, 2011, 01:04:50 PM
Back from 2 trips to our local public library.  On the first trip I returned 2 items and owned up to the fact that one of them was overdue and the clerk pointed out that I had one more book due today that I didn't have with me.  She couldn't renew it because there was a hold on it.  So I drove home, picked up said book, and returned it via the drop slot.  Then I went to the grocery, where the parking lot was a ZOO.  Glad to be home.
Title: Re: THE INEXORABLE NOTES
Post by: George on May 14, 2011, 01:05:41 PM
TOD:

I just remembered some very nice scenes in the movie MAURICE.

Ditto!
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Post by: George on May 14, 2011, 01:06:53 PM
Yikes, I have my 17000th post coming next.  Jrand, are you knowledgeable in "preserving" milestone posts?

No DR GEORGE can.....but I don't know how.

And here it is...a little late, though. ;)

(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff302/HHWgroup/FJLs17004th.png)
Title: Re: THE INEXORABLE NOTES
Post by: John G. on May 14, 2011, 01:07:01 PM
Wouldn't the song have to be I'LL TEACH MYSELF TONIGHT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH?
If you sing it to a mirror, like "I Believe in You," you wouldn't have to.


As Cole Porter would have told it:
Each night I get the mirror from off the shelf
Each night I'm getting queerer chasing myself!




Does "mirror" rhyme with "queerer" or that meant to stretch a little?

They rhyme the way Charlotte Greenwood and Andrea Martin sing them.
Title: Re: THE INEXORABLE NOTES
Post by: John G. on May 14, 2011, 01:07:33 PM
Breaking all the legs vibes to Bruce and Jason tonight.

~~~DITTO!!~~~
Tritto!
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Post by: John G. on May 14, 2011, 01:08:03 PM
Good Afternoon!

And three months from today, my brother Jay and his fiancée, Kristy, will be getting married. :)
Great news.
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Post by: John G. on May 14, 2011, 01:08:47 PM
I just had to take beef jerky back to Costco because brown sugar was the second ingredient. Who wants beef candy?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 14, 2011, 01:09:13 PM
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO DR EDISAURUS AND HER EVER LOVIN' GREG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Ginny on May 14, 2011, 01:13:50 PM
Good Afternoon!

And three months from today, my brother Jay and his fiancée, Kristy, will be getting married. :)

Does the mother-of-the-groom have her dress yet?
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Post by: George on May 14, 2011, 01:13:56 PM
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO DR EDISAURUS AND HER EVER LOVIN' GREG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

~~~DITTO!!~~~

Congrats to Edisaurus and Greg!!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 14, 2011, 01:17:26 PM
Good Afternoon!

And three months from today, my brother Jay and his fiancée, Kristy, will be getting married. :)

Does the mother-of-the-groom have her dress yet?

I'm not sure yet.

I'm starting to think about getting a new suit for the occasion. At least I have to time to get one and have it tailored - and to drop a few pounds too. ;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 14, 2011, 01:23:20 PM
OK... I should have started doing my laundry hours ago.

Laters...
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Post by: Jane on May 14, 2011, 01:34:04 PM
Good Afternoon!

And three months from today, my brother Jay and his fiancée, Kristy, will be getting married. :)

Does the mother-of-the-groom have her dress yet?

;D
Title: Re: THE INEXORABLE NOTES
Post by: Jane on May 14, 2011, 01:35:14 PM
i had a lot of emails & other computer stuff to do.  i'm very tired from typing so much using only with one finger.
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Post by: Jane on May 14, 2011, 01:55:18 PM
We walked the dogs together this morning before the mail was delivered.  since yogi is good on leash i was considering taking him with me to get the mail but we decided it is safer if i go alone.  he might not be so good if we see another dog.
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Post by: Jane on May 14, 2011, 01:56:30 PM
as soon as keith comes inside to tie my shoe laces i can leave.  i hate being so dependent on others.
Title: Re: THE INEXORABLE NOTES
Post by: bk on May 14, 2011, 02:11:44 PM
JMK, I have tried to respond to your e-mails and they keep bouncing back, so I'm at a loss...
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Post by: bk on May 14, 2011, 02:12:21 PM
Back from some matzo brei and picking up no packages and no important envelope.  There was definitely supposed to be a package there today.
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Post by: John G. on May 14, 2011, 02:16:42 PM
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO DR EDISAURUS AND HER EVER LOVIN' GREG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Happy, happy.
Title: Re: THE INEXORABLE NOTES
Post by: bk on May 14, 2011, 02:25:21 PM
Joyeux anniversaire - that's French you know.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 14, 2011, 02:47:35 PM
Joyeux anniversaire - that's French you know.

Yes.

And it means "Happy Birthday".

;)
Title: Re: THE INEXORABLE NOTES
Post by: Ginny on May 14, 2011, 02:48:07 PM
Happy Anniversary to DR Edi and her ever lovin' Greg!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 14, 2011, 03:05:49 PM
And...

Now I need to get ready to head back to Carnegie Hall for tonight's concert by the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. It's quite an interesting program - they've interspersed solo piano works by Back between the orchestral selections.

*If you want to listen to it, they will be streaming it live - and in 3D! - HERE (http://www.wqxr.org/articles/live-broadcasts/2011/may/14/montreal-symphony-orchestra-evolution-symphony/)
Title: Re: THE INEXORABLE NOTES
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 14, 2011, 03:06:00 PM
Oh...

Laters...
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Post by: Jane on May 14, 2011, 03:38:28 PM
 to DR Edi and her ever lovin' Greg!

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e58/abtcwvss/17th.gif)
Title: Re: THE INEXORABLE NOTES
Post by: Laura on May 14, 2011, 04:20:07 PM
  I was awakened by the ringing of the telephonic device and I thought, "Who is calling me this early?" only to find out it was ten-thirty.

I know what you mean, BK. Except in my case, it's "Who is calling me this late at night?" only to find out it is seven p.m.
Title: Re: THE INEXORABLE NOTES
Post by: FJL on May 14, 2011, 04:23:00 PM
Happy anniversary to Edi and Greg!!!!
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Post by: Jane on May 14, 2011, 04:33:00 PM
  I was awakened by the ringing of the telephonic device and I thought, "Who is calling me this early?" only to find out it was ten-thirty.

I know what you mean, BK. Except in my case, it's "Who is calling me this late at night?" only to find out it is seven p.m.

lol i do the same thing.  a friend set up a time to call tonight, at 7:00 which is 9:00 her time.  since i'm in craig's room tonight it won't bother keith.  at 9:00 for her i doubt we will stay on as long as usual, the i have UNFORGIVEN to watch so we can return it to netflix.  keith watched it last night.
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 14, 2011, 04:35:56 PM
Happy Anniversary to DR EDISAURUS and GREG!
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 14, 2011, 04:36:38 PM
Many and grateful thanks to MR BK for the special order CD.  It is most appreciated and will be enjoyed very much.....and may even bring about a  production of said show.
Title: Re: THE INEXORABLE NOTES
Post by: Jrand70 on May 14, 2011, 04:37:03 PM
Break legs vibes for MR BK MR GRAAE and CO for tonight's show and recording.
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 14, 2011, 04:37:37 PM
No COPS tonight.....Major League Baseball instead.

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

DR MBARNUM is in OZ today, I think.
Title: Re: THE INEXORABLE NOTES
Post by: Jrand70 on May 14, 2011, 04:38:01 PM
I ordered a new suit for the Mayor's Proclamation next Friday......
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 14, 2011, 04:39:52 PM
Today was the dedication of our Plaque (no not that kind, DR FJL).....on the Heritage Wall in Greencastle.  ;D

This is Kathryn Dory, PCPH Secretary, Vickie Parker, longtime board member, Jim Poor PCPH founder and former board member, Michael McClaine, current PCPH president.
Title: Re: THE INEXORABLE NOTES
Post by: elmore3003 on May 14, 2011, 05:14:24 PM
I have returned from Toyland, and the music I thought I dragged home yesterday was sitting on my desk where I'd left it when I came in yesterday. What's run away with my mind?

That's the power of Friday the Thirteenth, baby!

Let us pray this meeting this afternoon goes better than my life has the past two days! I've listened to the "Gems of Irish Opera" discs and the singers, except for the baritone, are dreadful. A high wobbly soprano, a low wobbly alto, both with pich problems, and a reedy tenor who sounds like a wimp. Please God, don't let this be the top of the talent pool in Dublin!

DR elmore - Did you take the bus or train to and from Toyland? -I know that the A and C are messed up today, and since there are two streets fairs on the west side, a bunch of the bus lines are also being detoured. -And 57th Street is one huge construction zone from 6th Ave to 9th Ave.

I took a taxi to Toyland this morning since I was in a hurry. Straight down Seventh Avenue.

I'n back from dinner with producer and conductor, who's a really lovely chap. We went over to 83rd and Amsterdam to Good Enough To Eat for dinner. It was excellent. I will meet them tomorrow at noon at the London Hotel on 54th Street to look over the Full Scores.

I will now watch the remainder of LOVE FOR LYDIA.
Title: Re: THE INEXORABLE NOTES
Post by: Jane on May 14, 2011, 05:24:03 PM
DE elmore, do you recommend it?
Title: Re: THE INEXORABLE NOTES
Post by: elmore3003 on May 14, 2011, 05:25:55 PM
DE elmore, do you recommend it?

What? LOVE FOR LYDIA or GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT?

Yes to both! LOVE FOR LYDIA is a wonderful adaptation of a biographical novel. It's long, but the payoff so far is amazing.
Title: Re: THE INEXORABLE NOTES
Post by: Laura on May 14, 2011, 05:33:20 PM
Today I went for a walk, and this is what I saw:

Mating pipevine swallowtails
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3421/5720563456_5d66491a5a.jpg)

Broadbilled hummingbird
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3534/5720009773_4845d4a516.jpg)

A lucky ornate tree lizard
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3651/5720564566_0387599ffa.jpg)

Lowland leopard frog
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2448/5720013219_dc44201e95.jpg)

Greater earless lizard
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2744/5720040519_5404bd771b.jpg)

Side-blotched lizard
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3210/5720043519_af46fd8648.jpg)




Title: Re: THE INEXORABLE NOTES
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on May 14, 2011, 05:35:07 PM
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO DR EDISAURUS AND HER EVER LOVIN' GREG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ditto
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Post by: George on May 14, 2011, 05:41:10 PM
Great pictures, Laura!
Title: Re: THE INEXORABLE NOTES
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on May 14, 2011, 05:41:51 PM
And...

Now I need to get ready to head back to Carnegie Hall for tonight's concert by the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. It's quite an interesting program - they've interspersed solo piano works by Back between the orchestral selections.

*If you want to listen to it, they will be streaming it live - and in 3D! - HERE (http://www.wqxr.org/articles/live-broadcasts/2011/may/14/montreal-symphony-orchestra-evolution-symphony/)

BACK TO BACH
Title: Re: THE INEXORABLE NOTES
Post by: George on May 14, 2011, 05:42:34 PM
Perfect Hermany: Jason Graae Sings Jerry Herman Presented May 14 (http://www.playbill.com/news/article/150816-Perfect-Hermany-Jason-Graae-Sings-Jerry-Herman-Presented-May-14)!
Title: Re: THE INEXORABLE NOTES
Post by: George on May 14, 2011, 05:44:01 PM
Wow! :o Either something blew up very close to my place or I just heard the loudest thunder that I've heard in years!!
Title: Re: THE INEXORABLE NOTES
Post by: JMK on May 14, 2011, 06:05:17 PM
JMK, I have tried to respond to your e-mails and they keep bouncing back, so I'm at a loss...

I emailed you--they're not actually bouncing.  AOL and MSN like to make you *think* your emails aren't getting through.  :)
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Post by: JMK on May 14, 2011, 06:08:34 PM
Just had 24 hours of frustration with Amazon, an unusual event.  I attempted to use two $25 giftcards to get the new Citizen Kane BD set free.  The first gift card worked fine, the second gave me a string of different error codes culminating in one saying it had already been redeemed.  I knew this wasn't the case and got a totally brain dead CS person who didn't even know about the Amazon Rewards Visa and the gift certificates they send.  So after 24 hours and several phone calls/emails, I get this perfunctory answer saying it had already been redeemed, and they gave me the email address that had redeemed it.  Not my email address.  Just called and raised holy hell with them and they credited the order $25.  I am now researching the "phantom" email address.  It is an interesting email address--it is the plural surname of a famous mystery writer with the AOL domain. 
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Post by: Laura on May 14, 2011, 06:09:50 PM
Everything ok, George?
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Post by: JMK on May 14, 2011, 06:10:31 PM
I believe I rhymed "clearer" with "mirror" in "Judy's Solution" from "Starcrossed."  It bothered me not one whit.  :)
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Post by: George on May 14, 2011, 06:11:45 PM
Everything ok, George?

There hasn't been any other noise since that first big bang.  I haven't seen anything, so I don't think that it was an explosion...but boy, was it loud!
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Post by: George on May 14, 2011, 06:13:01 PM
It's raining now, but not a lot.
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Post by: FJL on May 14, 2011, 06:15:05 PM
I believe I rhymed "clearer" with "mirror" in "Judy's Solution" from "Starcrossed."  It bothered me not one whit.  :)

And Michael Jackson rhymed it in The Man in the Mirror. Just surprised that it was a close enough rhyme for cole Porter
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Post by: TCB on May 14, 2011, 06:37:39 PM
"Love With All the Trimmings" from ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER.
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Post by: FJL on May 14, 2011, 06:42:46 PM
Thanks, George
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Post by: Jennifer on May 14, 2011, 06:43:52 PM
Happy anniversary to DR Edi and Greg.
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Post by: TCB on May 14, 2011, 06:46:27 PM
No COPS tonight.....Major League Baseball instead.

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

DR MBARNUM is in OZ today, I think.


The prison?
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Post by: Ginny on May 14, 2011, 06:55:02 PM
Cough-cough-wheeze-cough-cough  :P

I've spent most of the evening cleaning off my bookshelves and trying to straighten and rearrange and I've kicked up a lot of dust.  I am trying to cull some books, but they sure are hard to part with.
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Post by: TCB on May 14, 2011, 06:55:23 PM
We just had a loud crash of thunder, George - only three hours later!
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 14, 2011, 07:17:41 PM
I'm on a LOVE FOR LYDIA break. These last two episodes are heartbreaking. There's a secondary character, Bert aka Blackie, whose loyalty and inability to express himself are pathetic, and the actor is so wonderful in his shyness. These episodes are interesting in the development of the leading lady from a selfish self-indulgent flapper to a sadder-but-wiser woman. I think I will read the novel soon.
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Post by: Jane on May 14, 2011, 07:17:58 PM
DE elmore, do you recommend it?

What? LOVE FOR LYDIA or GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT?

Yes to both! LOVE FOR LYDIA is a wonderful adaptation of a biographical novel. It's long, but the payoff so far is amazing.

lydia.  i'll put it on our netflix queue so please let me know if you change your opinion.
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Post by: George on May 14, 2011, 07:18:11 PM
We just had a loud crash of thunder, George - only three hours later!

That's weird.
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Post by: Jane on May 14, 2011, 07:19:35 PM
Great pictures, Laura!

ditto!
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Post by: Jane on May 14, 2011, 07:20:50 PM
We just had a loud crash of thunder, George - only three hours later!

interesting. :)
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 14, 2011, 07:30:24 PM
Good evening!!  Enjoying my last night here.  It's kind of crazy around the hotel.  Obama will be staying here so the security has already started being beefed up. one of the staff members told me about it, quite interesting.  I am concerned about the airport tomorrow.  They started tightening security today and I heard that it's taking a couple hours to get in and through security.  Tomorrow all the bbq people will be leaving and I imagine it will be worse.  Oh great
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 14, 2011, 07:31:56 PM
When I came in my room tonight everything had been straightened and moved around.  It's a little unnerving since it hasn't really happened the last two nights
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 14, 2011, 07:34:37 PM
I went to the hospitality room tonight and heard stories about people out drinking until 3:30 in the morning.   I was very glad I wasn't with them last night.  I went to the restaurant in the hotel, got a nice steak and came up to the room.  I am most content to just relax
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 14, 2011, 07:35:18 PM
I went to almost all the classes today.  I have really learned a lot from this conference.  When I come back next year, I'll do more sight seeing
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Post by: Ginny on May 14, 2011, 07:48:40 PM
DR Cillaliz - when I was a very young librarian, my boss Mrs. Brown and I both went to San Francisco for ALA, but not together.  I was very diligent about attending sessions and combing the exhibit hall.  Mrs. Brown and I had lunch together on the second or third day of the conference and she ordered me to take the afternoon off and enjoy the city!
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 14, 2011, 07:53:03 PM
DE elmore, do you recommend it?

What? LOVE FOR LYDIA or GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT?

Yes to both! LOVE FOR LYDIA is a wonderful adaptation of a biographical novel. It's long, but the payoff so far is amazing.

lydia.  i'll put it on our netflix queue so please let me know if you change your opinion.

I just finished watching it, with a FANTASTICKS ending in a snowfall and Lydia sharing her shawl to keep them warm. It's a great 13-part trip, about 12 hours, I'd guess, and the cast is wonderful. The last scene of the spinster aunt is heartbreaking as she comes and goes in dementia, and Mel Martin's young orphan Lydia, who grows up too fast in the jazz age, is wonderful. The leading man is hard to like since he's a fool until he grows up and it's really his story, very British, class-conscious, nostalgic, clearly the work of a writer looking back 30 years to when he was young, callow, and priggish. t's extremely well done. I disliked most of the characters for the first four episodes and then I couldn't stop watching to see what would happen.
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 14, 2011, 07:58:14 PM
Good evening!!  Enjoying my last night here.  It's kind of crazy around the hotel.  Obama will be staying here so the security has already started being beefed up. one of the staff members told me about it, quite interesting.  I am concerned about the airport tomorrow.  They started tightening security today and I heard that it's taking a couple hours to get in and through security.  Tomorrow all the bbq people will be leaving and I imagine it will be worse.  Oh great

When do you fly out tomorrow? I hope it's a safe and easy trip.
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 14, 2011, 07:59:14 PM
Cranberries!

!!!!! Page 5 Dance !!!!!
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 14, 2011, 07:59:56 PM
I went to the hospitality room tonight and heard stories about people out drinking until 3:30 in the morning.   I was very glad I wasn't with them last night.  I went to the restaurant in the hotel, got a nice steak and came up to the room.  I am most content to just relax

I had meant to ask, who's watching the cats?
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Post by: Ginny on May 14, 2011, 08:06:06 PM
Wish I could stay home tomorrow and continue my clean-up of the Mom Cave, but I have to go to Lima with Fr. Richard.

'night!
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 14, 2011, 08:06:08 PM
DR Cillaliz - when I was a very young librarian, my boss Mrs. Brown and I both went to San Francisco for ALA, but not together.  I was very diligent about attending sessions and combing the exhibit hall.  Mrs. Brown and I had lunch together on the second or third day of the conference and she ordered me to take the afternoon off and enjoy the city!

LOL Ginny.  Since I'm still learning immigration law and had some specific questions about current cases, I really wanted to attend all the classes and since I got the answers I was looking for, I'm glad I did.  when I go to the criminal defense meetings I take more time off to tour because I know the law much better.   I'm sure I'll do that at these meetings in the future, but for now, I want to keep learning.
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 14, 2011, 08:08:09 PM
Good evening!!  Enjoying my last night here.  It's kind of crazy around the hotel.  Obama will be staying here so the security has already started being beefed up. one of the staff members told me about it, quite interesting.  I am concerned about the airport tomorrow.  They started tightening security today and I heard that it's taking a couple hours to get in and through security.  Tomorrow all the bbq people will be leaving and I imagine it will be worse.  Oh great

When do you fly out tomorrow? I hope it's a safe and easy trip.

a little before 2:00 pm.  It's just an hour and a half flight.  Thanks for the travel vibes. I'm sure it will be fine.  Then it's another 1 1/2 hour drive and I"ll be home.  I'm ready to go home.  I do have time to have breakfast and take my time to find a cab before heading out. 
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 14, 2011, 08:10:57 PM
I will say that I have had a ton of fun during this trip.  I didn't do the typical tourist things, but the time at the Barbeque fest last night, the dinner the night before and just spending time with the wonderful people I met at the conference was excatly what I needed right now.
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 14, 2011, 08:13:10 PM
The cats are being cared for by Sharon, my cat/housesitter.  She's been doing that for me since 2002.  Her business is called Critter Sitters.   The cats know her well and she has no problem giving Callie her meds.  I called her today and other than someone spitting up (Boo, no doubt) all is well.
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Post by: vixmom on May 14, 2011, 08:23:55 PM
Well after sleeping all the hours I was not at work I seemed to have finally gotten past this rotten cold  - thank goodness!
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 14, 2011, 08:26:08 PM
Yeah Vixmom!!
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Post by: vixmom on May 14, 2011, 08:29:01 PM
today the Vixter registered for college - as an incoming Freshman she met with a counselor who informed her that due to her high school average, her SAT scores, and her grades in the 4 college courses she took this year , not only did she not need to take a placement exam but she is being invited to interview for the honors program... not sure when the interview will be yet  - but please keep them vibes a coming!!
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Post by: Laura on May 14, 2011, 08:29:05 PM
Glad you are feeling better, Vixmom.
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Post by: vixmom on May 14, 2011, 08:29:53 PM
Sorry I have been so E & T -  I kept signing on  but dozing off as I tried to catch up
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Post by: vixmom on May 14, 2011, 08:31:18 PM
Also tonight the Vixter , a friend of hers and I went to see a local production of "Little Shop of Horrors"  - it was quite good and we all enjoyed ourselves immensely!
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Post by: vixmom on May 14, 2011, 08:31:29 PM
HealingVibes for Jane
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Post by: vixmom on May 14, 2011, 08:31:40 PM
Travel Vibes for Cilla
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Post by: vixmom on May 14, 2011, 08:31:50 PM
HUGS for Elmore
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Post by: vixmom on May 14, 2011, 08:32:01 PM
HUGS for TCB
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Post by: vixmom on May 14, 2011, 08:32:45 PM
I have to be at church extra early tomorrow to set up for the Ministry Fair - so laters!!
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Post by: George on May 14, 2011, 08:47:22 PM
today the Vixter registered for college - as an incoming Freshman she met with a counselor who informed her that due to her high school average, her SAT scores, and her grades in the 4 college courses she took this year , not only did she not need to take a placement exam but she is being invited to interview for the honors program... not sure when the interview will be yet  - but please keep them vibes a coming!!

Congrats to The Vixter!!

and

~~~Vibes for a Very Successful Interview!!~~~
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Post by: George on May 14, 2011, 08:47:54 PM
Glad you are feeling better, Vixmom.

Ditto!!
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Post by: FJL on May 14, 2011, 09:51:49 PM
today the Vixter registered for college - as an incoming Freshman she met with a counselor who informed her that due to her high school average, her SAT scores, and her grades in the 4 college courses she took this year , not only did she not need to take a placement exam but she is being invited to interview for the honors program... not sure when the interview will be yet  - but please keep them vibes a coming!!

Congrats to The Vixter!!

and

~~~Vibes for a Very Successful Interview!!~~~


Likewise.  Hooray for the Vixter and vibes as needed.
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Post by: John G. on May 14, 2011, 10:39:40 PM
Hooray for the Vixter.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 14, 2011, 11:51:48 PM
Good Evening!

Tonight's concert at Carnegie Hall was good, but also quite interesting for a number of reasons. This was the last concert in the "Spring For Music" series. Any orchestra that was interested in being invited to Carnegie Hall for this series was asked to submit a program, and the orchestras were selected based on the programming. The programs over the past two weeks had a theme: dance rhythms, mythology, poetry, etc. Tonight's theme was "symphony" - or at least the evolution of the symphony. However, Maestro Nagano went back to the root of the word symphony, and he presented a program of various ways notes sound - either in unison or in "reaction" to each other. Well...

The first half of the program consisted of orchestral works by Gabrieli, Webern and Stravinsky, interspersed with solo keyboard works of J.S. Bach. The whole "symphony" theme seemed a bit stretched, but the playing of the orchestra was quite good. Alas, the piano soloist's approach to Bach was a bit too improvisatory for my taste. There were places where it almost sounded like she had take all sense of rhythm and beat out of the pieces.

The second half consisted of one work: Beethoven's Symphony No. 5. It's a true chestnut of the repertoire, but the Maestro seemed to be on a mission to un-cliché it. There were some interesting tempo choices, and change of tempo choices. And just when you thought the piece couldn't go any faster in a section, well... A thrilling if somewhat puzzling interpretation.

Thankfully, they ended up playing two encores. The first was Fauré's "Sicilienne" from "Pelleas et Melissande" - which was taken at a nice clip too. The second was a bit of Berlioz, "Le Corsair", and that was truly some of the best playing of the evening. The Montreal Symphony Orchestra made a name for themselves playing Berlioz under their previous Musical Director, Charles Dutoit, and it was nice to hear some of that "old school" sound and mentality to close out the evening.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 14, 2011, 11:55:15 PM
After the concert, we went out for a late dinner with two of the violinists in the orchestra who happened to know my friend, Eric - who was also there tonight - and my friend, Brendan, who was also in attendance and happens to be a violinist... AND happens to be playing Beethoven 5 on a concert tomorrow afternoon. The food was great, the wine flowing and the conversation verged on scandalous at times. In other words, a perfect close to a wonderful evening. :)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 14, 2011, 11:58:11 PM
DR Cillaliz - It really does sound like you had a wonderful time in Memphis. Next time: Graceland!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 14, 2011, 11:59:03 PM
!!!!!CONGRATS TO DR THE VIXTER ON HER ADVANCED COLLEGE PLACEMENTS!!!!!


-Or something like that. ;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 14, 2011, 11:59:21 PM
DR vixmom - Where is the vixter going to college?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 15, 2011, 12:00:12 AM
bk - I hope all went well for you and Jason at The Colony earlier tonight.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 15, 2011, 12:13:39 AM
And...

Goodnight.
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Post by: bk on May 15, 2011, 12:23:51 AM
Back from Jason's show and a late supper at PF Chang's, which I must say is my least favorite Chinese food ever.  The show was great and I'll talk more about it in the notes.
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Post by: Sam on May 15, 2011, 01:10:58 AM
 ;D