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Title: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: bk on May 27, 2011, 12:02:35 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes were food for thought and had the word FLANKEN in them, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - they're currently walking around saying FLANKEN like Jerry Lewis.
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: bk on May 27, 2011, 12:03:18 AM
And the word of the day is: CLINQUANT!
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Post by: George on May 27, 2011, 12:32:11 AM
In my DVD player right now is "The Dying Gaul" with Campbell Scott, Peter Sarsgaard and Patricia Clarkson.  I had no idea that Kelli O'Hara had a bit part in it.  If you blink, you can easily miss her.  Otherwise, it starts out kind of slow but gets pretty intense by the end.
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Post by: Ben on May 27, 2011, 02:35:10 AM
Morning all.

That is all.
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Post by: Ben on May 27, 2011, 02:35:46 AM
As I said yesterday, we may break out Duchess of Duke Street and Downton Abbey this weekend since it's a nice, long vacation enhanced couple of days.
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: Ben on May 27, 2011, 02:36:08 AM
Oatmeal with dried cherries, walnuts and cinammon and coffee.
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: Ben on May 27, 2011, 02:37:18 AM
I have half a day at the office and I should be home by 11am (11:30 at the latest). We will have dinner out tonight. Where, I don't know but that's the plan. Then we will watch Doc Martin on PBS.
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: Ben on May 27, 2011, 02:37:29 AM
And that, my friends, is all for now.
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Post by: Ben on May 27, 2011, 02:42:28 AM
I almost forgot.

Huge hugs and good thoughts to Larry on his performance today. It sounds like a great piece and I hope I have a chance to see it at some point.
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Post by: John G. on May 27, 2011, 04:21:50 AM
Good morning, all.
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Post by: John G. on May 27, 2011, 04:22:07 AM
Vibes for Larry and his performers today!
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: John G. on May 27, 2011, 04:22:42 AM
I do get Monday off. All this work schedule stuff seems strange after so many years off.
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Post by: John G. on May 27, 2011, 04:23:54 AM
TOD:

DVD -- Jews and Baseball, Das Rheingold

CD -- London Camelot, Sibelius

Car CD: Reflections of Blackness, a big box set of Harlem Renaissance music.
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: John G. on May 27, 2011, 04:24:24 AM
Must run. Errands before work.
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 27, 2011, 05:02:20 AM
Good morning, all! I slept poorly, with one very peculiar dream of me working at the Miami University Library between 1965 amd 1971, but I'm not sure it was the Miami University Library. It was definitely a library and it seemed huge. I'm sure a lot of it's  due to my anxieties about how the piece goes this morning. I invited Jim Morgan of the York Theatre, but he's not responded to any of my emails since his first "maybe I can make it." My friends Melly Garcia and our E&T DR Julie Miller will be there, and I think there will be a few producers and a few friends of the cast.

DR Jose, if you'd like to come at 11, we're in the Frederick Loewe Room of the Dramatists Guild, 1501 Broadway.

I'm enthisiastic but I'm also a perfectionist and there are a few wild cards I hope we can pull together between 10 and 11, before the "presentation" begins. We cut two of the original choral pieces that inspired this thing yesterday: they're too difficult to learn in 12 hours with 20 other pieces of music, and I think the show is still a little too Jesus & Mary oriented, a curse of it's being composed of Christmas music. This is the reason I was looking at Old Maid songs yesterday: we want a holiday piece for general audiences, not something smacking of a Christian coalition. I trust DJ very much, and I think his idea to create this is a really good one. Let's see how the reactions go today. Send those vibes!

So, that's my morning and early afternoon. After that, I have no idea what will occur, but I will eventually wend my way homeward and report.
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: elmore3003 on May 27, 2011, 05:03:38 AM
TOD:
  DVD: the remainder of PILLARS OF THE EARTH
  CD:  Guy Haines, Appalachian folk and Christmas music, Jacques Offenbach, several cast albums
  VCR: smut
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: Druxy on May 27, 2011, 05:08:23 AM
This is the cover of my forthcoming book of short (and not so short) stories, which will probably be available mid-summer.

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?id=566386701&story_fbid=213185895380169#!/photo.php?fbid=214534261901879&set=a.198159330206039.43924.159469390741700&type=1&theater
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 27, 2011, 05:16:47 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up... And all Kenmore appliances are 30%-off this weekend at Sears.
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 27, 2011, 05:21:03 AM
DR elmore - I'm meeting a friend who's coming into Penn Station a little after 10:00am. I believe he may have an "itinerary" for today, but if he doesn't, I'll try to influence him to make our way to the Dramatists Guild. Regardless...
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 27, 2011, 05:22:43 AM
~~~~~~BROKEN LEGS, XYLOPHONES AND BANJOS TO DR ELMORE, DJ AND THEIR AMAZING COMPANY~~~~~
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 27, 2011, 05:25:14 AM
TOD:
  DVD: the remainder of PILLARS OF THE EARTH
  CD:  Guy Haines, Appalachian folk and Christmas music, Jacques Offenbach, several cast albums
  VCR: smut

DR elmore - Have you read the "The Pillars of the Earth"?

It's one of those books I didn't think I would like - especially since it was suggested to me by a 12-year old(!) - but once I got into it, well... I loved it. Some truly exciting writing - and reading.
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: vixmom on May 27, 2011, 05:26:40 AM
Broken Leg Vibes for Elmore and compnay
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: vixmom on May 27, 2011, 05:27:11 AM
Jose thank you for posting that Follies link  I greatly enjoyed it it
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 27, 2011, 05:27:12 AM
This is the cover of my forthcoming book of short (and not so short) stories, which will probably be available mid-summer.

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?id=566386701&story_fbid=213185895380169#!/photo.php?fbid=214534261901879&set=a.198159330206039.43924.159469390741700&type=1&theater

DR Druxy et al - Here's a more "direct" LINK (http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/254832_214534261901879_159469390741700_732684_7651058_n.jpg).

*Looks good.
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: vixmom on May 27, 2011, 05:27:46 AM
must getready for work
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 27, 2011, 05:29:28 AM
Jose thank you for posting that Follies link  I greatly enjoyed it it

You're welcome, DR vixmom.

Do you get to have a holiday weekend this weekend?
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Post by: Laura on May 27, 2011, 05:30:45 AM
Break legs, Elmore!
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 27, 2011, 05:33:24 AM
TOD:
  DVD: the remainder of PILLARS OF THE EARTH
  CD:  Guy Haines, Appalachian folk and Christmas music, Jacques Offenbach, several cast albums
  VCR: smut

DR elmore - Have you read the "The Pillars of the Earth"?

It's one of those books I didn't think I would like - especially since it was suggested to me by a 12-year old(!) - but once I got into it, well... I loved it. Some truly exciting writing - and reading.

I've ordered a copy. While I was watching the first episode, although I was enjoying it, I was totally confused because of the continual cutting between story lines, that I thought reading the book would be interesting. The second inducement to read it was the comments from several DRs and thepositive comments on Amazon.com.  I'm ready for Episode 4, and I'm really enjoying it, but I do think the director did his audience no favors by not giving them enough time to recognize and become better acquainted with each character. I still want to know what's on the face of the evil bitch: a tattoo? A scar? Leprosy?
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on May 27, 2011, 05:34:38 AM
And the word of the day is: CLINQUANT!

And The Song Of The Day Is:  GOLDEN EARRINGS
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: elmore3003 on May 27, 2011, 05:35:11 AM
I hate being in Cinemascope!
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Post by: Ginny on May 27, 2011, 05:39:33 AM
Friday morning greetings!  This morning I'm going for a routine blood test and then for a haircut.  After a couple of other errands, I'll be home getting the guest room ready for a visit from Mary Linda.
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: Ginny on May 27, 2011, 05:40:24 AM
~~~~~~BROKEN LEGS, XYLOPHONES AND BANJOS TO DR ELMORE, DJ AND THEIR AMAZING COMPANY~~~~~

Couldn't have said it better myself!  Ditto!
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Post by: The Vixter on May 27, 2011, 05:48:03 AM
... I missed you people so much. *laughs*

Nothing too new on my front- Hanging out at home since there's no school today. Going to the Italian Feast tonight with a good number of friends. Hopefully, there shall be no "Incidents" this time around; we've been having a bit of bad luck with summer traveling fairs the past few years, whether they be muggings, people needing to go home due to illness, or the need to avoid someone while at a small park, be they parent or an ex of someones.

How's everybody been then? Tell me EVERYTHING. :)

Also, good morning. *Eats some Cornflakes*
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: Michael on May 27, 2011, 05:50:23 AM
Bonjour!

C'est Tout!
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Post by: Michael on May 27, 2011, 05:51:05 AM
Oh!

Elmore..... Mange Merde
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Post by: Michael on May 27, 2011, 05:51:56 AM
TOD

No time this weekend to watch or listen to anything
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Post by: Ginny on May 27, 2011, 05:54:08 AM
Here's Mary Linda's status update for this morning:

"‎100 Days and counting!!! Can't believe we're so close to single digits."

 ;D
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: Druxy on May 27, 2011, 05:56:13 AM
This is the cover of my forthcoming book of short (and not so short) stories, which will probably be available mid-summer.

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?id=566386701&story_fbid=213185895380169#!/photo.php?fbid=214534261901879&set=a.198159330206039.43924.159469390741700&type=1&theater

DR Druxy et al - Here's a more "direct" LINK (http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/254832_214534261901879_159469390741700_732684_7651058_n.jpg).

*Looks good.

Better still....

Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: The Vixter on May 27, 2011, 05:58:10 AM
This is the cover of my forthcoming book of short (and not so short) stories, which will probably be available mid-summer.

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?id=566386701&story_fbid=213185895380169#!/photo.php?fbid=214534261901879&set=a.198159330206039.43924.159469390741700&type=1&theater

DR Druxy et al - Here's a more "direct" LINK (http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/254832_214534261901879_159469390741700_732684_7651058_n.jpg).

*Looks good.

Better still....



...I'd read it. XD And my friends would probably love it.
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: elmore3003 on May 27, 2011, 05:58:25 AM
Thanks for all the vibes! I'll head out about 9, drop the trash in the basement, stop at Verizon and pay my cell phone bill, and wander down to 43rd Street.

Two days ago, around noon, my blood sugar dropped suddenly and emphatically, and I had to run to a CVS Pharmacy across from the school where we were rehearsing for a candy bar. Yesterday I took with me to rehearsal a bag of butterscotch drops. I passed them out to the cast during a break, and everyone was saying "It takes me back to my grandmother's house."
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 27, 2011, 05:59:57 AM
Two pages of Cinemascope!
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 27, 2011, 06:03:14 AM
@  @  @  @  @  TIDINGS  OF  COMFORT  AND  JOY  AND  MERDE  FOR  DR  ELMORE  AND  HIS  PERFORMERS   @  @   @  @  @
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 27, 2011, 06:04:23 AM
Two pages of Cinemascope!

...and STEREO-PHONIC SOUND!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 27, 2011, 06:04:58 AM
Two pages of Cinemascope!

Don't blame me. Blame the... um... auteur. ;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 27, 2011, 06:15:56 AM
And on that note - en Franšais no less - it's time for me to get ready to head down to Penn Station.

Laters....
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: Kerry on May 27, 2011, 07:26:32 AM
Broken things to Larry and good vibes to all.
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 27, 2011, 07:42:27 AM
Mulholland Drive has arrived at my house.

I am off to do some things in preparation for tomorrow.....so I may be errant and truant for the next couple of days.

Part Four of the series on PCPH;

http://www.bannergraphic.com/story/1731386.html
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: JMK on May 27, 2011, 08:04:06 AM
I've been in Cinemascope since I turned about 43 or so.  :)
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Post by: JMK on May 27, 2011, 08:04:41 AM
RVW's Fifth was on XM as I drove home last night and that got me in the mood for more, so I am listening to Flos Campi and the Cello Concerto this morning.
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Post by: JMK on May 27, 2011, 08:06:13 AM
My viewing has been limited almost exclusively to review product recently, what has included a number of rather outre anime titles.  I'm writing about SOUL EATER today, which is a truly odd series that is like Tim Burton and Peter Max having an anime love child.

I did get my advance copy of THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING yesterday, so maybe I will relieve the tedium by watching that today.
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Post by: bk on May 27, 2011, 08:10:02 AM
I'm up - looks like a pretty day out. 
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Post by: MBarnum on May 27, 2011, 08:25:53 AM
TOD:

I will be in Medford, Oregon this weekend so likely won't be watching anything, unless I have some time tonight...and since I just recorded THE UNGUARDED MOMENT off TCM, perhaps I will watch that.

CD:
For the trip to Medford, probably lots of 1940s Big Band and some Nelson Riddle, to keep my mom happy during the long drive south.
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: Laura on May 27, 2011, 08:37:59 AM
There's a knock at my door. I wonder who it could be?
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Post by: bk on May 27, 2011, 08:43:37 AM
Not me.
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Post by: bk on May 27, 2011, 08:44:05 AM
I'm here trying to wake up and awaiting the arrival of La Graae in an hour or so.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 27, 2011, 09:34:27 AM
TOD:

I will be in Medford, Oregon this weekend so likely won't be watching anything, unless I have some time tonight...and since I just recorded THE UNGUARDED MOMENT off TCM, perhaps I will watch that.

CD:
For the trip to Medford, probably lots of 1940s Big Band and some Nelson Riddle, to keep my mom happy during the long drive south.

I caught the tail end of UNGUARDED MOMENT last night,  Definitely the most un-Esther Williamsy Esther Williams movie ever!  Was her pool being cleaned?
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 27, 2011, 09:37:52 AM
There's a knock at my door. I wonder who it could be?

Who Can It Be Now? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6v6fmb2kpE)
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Post by: George on May 27, 2011, 10:33:40 AM
There's a knock at my door. I wonder who it could be?

Who Can It Be Now? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6v6fmb2kpE)

I love this song! :D
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on May 27, 2011, 10:35:49 AM
LARRY-

Great Vibes,Marimbas,Xylophones,Clarinets,Cellos,Trumpets,Trombones,
Tubas,Basoons,Violas.Violins,Pianofortes,Drums,Cymbals,Oboes,Elmores
And Lots Of Broken Legs to Your Whole Crew!!
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Post by: George on May 27, 2011, 10:44:16 AM
LARRY-

Great Vibes,Marimbas,Xylophones,Clarinets,Cellos,Trumpets,Trombones,
Tubas,Basoons,Violas.Violins,Pianofortes,Drums,Cymbals,Oboes,Elmores
And Lots Of Broken Legs to Your Whole Crew!!

~~~DITTO...DITTO...DITTO...DITTO...DITTO...DITTO...DITTO...DITTO...DITTO...DITTO...DITTO...DITTO...DITTO...DITTO...DITTO...DITTO...DITTO...DITTO!!~~~

;D
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Post by: George on May 27, 2011, 10:44:55 AM
This is the cover of my forthcoming book of short (and not so short) stories, which will probably be available mid-summer.

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?id=566386701&story_fbid=213185895380169#!/photo.php?fbid=214534261901879&set=a.198159330206039.43924.159469390741700&type=1&theater

DR Druxy et al - Here's a more "direct" LINK (http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/254832_214534261901879_159469390741700_732684_7651058_n.jpg).

*Looks good.

Very nice!  You haven't adapted this as/from a play, have you?  Something like this would be perfect for Theater Artists Olympia (http://www.olytheater.com/)!

;)
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Post by: Ginny on May 27, 2011, 10:59:33 AM
Oops, sorry, I forgot to log out when I left for my errands!  Anyway, I'm back now...
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Post by: Druxy on May 27, 2011, 11:35:44 AM
This is the cover of my forthcoming book of short (and not so short) stories, which will probably be available mid-summer.

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?id=566386701&story_fbid=213185895380169#!/photo.php?fbid=214534261901879&set=a.198159330206039.43924.159469390741700&type=1&theater

DR Druxy et al - Here's a more "direct" LINK (http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/254832_214534261901879_159469390741700_732684_7651058_n.jpg).

*Looks good.

Very nice!  You haven't adapted this as/from a play, have you?  Something like this would be perfect for Theater Artists Olympia (http://www.olytheater.com/)!

;)

The title story was adapted from a screenplay, as were 3 other stories in the 6 story collection
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 27, 2011, 11:39:08 AM
And I am home after some barbecue on 45th Street. Everything that was disorganized during the week seemed to jell this morning. We spent 40 minutes or so on the material for Ben, who was away frm rehearsals for the past two days. He arrived knowing both solos, courteasy of mp3 files, and we had to refresh his memory on "West Virginia Mine Disaster." David Lutken lost the guitar part for "Cherry Tree Carol," so I copied that out for him and Jarrod when I got there. David, God bless him, became the host he was playing and even the sloppier moments went smoothly.

People began arriving around 10:50, and we broke around 10:55, took ten-minute break and began somewhere around 11:10. The presentation lasted around 50 minutes, and we want to show to run about 75-80 minutes. There were about 20 people in the audience, including my friends DR Julie and Melly, Wendy Bobbitt, an MD I know of but had never met, Carl Moeller. Andrew Gerle, and other friends of the actors.

Who says HHW vibes don't work? Everything went really, really well and I think we've begun something full of heart and rather special. Everyone's excited about the next step.
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Post by: MBarnum on May 27, 2011, 11:39:45 AM
ah yes, DanTheMan, THE UNGUARDED MOMENT is very un-Esther like. I believe she was trying something new. It is a wonderful movie and one of my, and JRand's, favorites!


(http://www.movieposter.com/posters/archive/main/16/MPW-8051)


and it is hard to decide who is more drool worthy, John Saxon or George Nader.
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Post by: MBarnum on May 27, 2011, 11:40:30 AM
By the way JRand, John Saxon is now my Facebook friend. I recommend you "friend" him as well.
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Post by: Ginny on May 27, 2011, 11:41:22 AM
Congratulations on a successful first step, DR Elmore!
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Post by: Ginny on May 27, 2011, 11:42:49 AM
Here we are at last night's Cleopatra book discussion.  There were several other book groups represented, but ours is by far the longest running - almost 19 years!

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Post by: Laura on May 27, 2011, 11:43:54 AM
We finished "Little House in the Big Woods" and are making lunch.
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Post by: Druxy on May 27, 2011, 11:46:16 AM
TOD:

ANOTHER YEAR (DVD)
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Post by: Ginny on May 27, 2011, 11:52:08 AM
Remember night before last when I stayed up until after a line of severe storms had passed?  Well, here's what happened just 15 miles from our house:

(http://www.ohio-share.coxnewsweb.com/multimedia/dynamic/00943/052611ncgstorm2_943164c.jpg)
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 27, 2011, 11:59:26 AM
DR Ginny, where is this?
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Post by: Ginny on May 27, 2011, 12:20:33 PM
DR Elmore - it's in Liberty Township, south of Monroe.
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Post by: George on May 27, 2011, 01:08:26 PM
Here we are at last night's Cleopatra book discussion.  There were several other book groups represented, but ours is by far the longest running - almost 19 years!

Very nice picture, Ginny!
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Post by: Laura on May 27, 2011, 01:11:56 PM
Very scary, Ginny.
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Post by: George on May 27, 2011, 01:12:36 PM
Very scary, Ginny.

Yes...your other picture is! :o
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Post by: Ginny on May 27, 2011, 01:16:36 PM
Thanks, DRs George and Laura!
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Post by: Jane on May 27, 2011, 02:07:34 PM
from ginny:
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DR Elmore - those notes are beautiful!

THEY SURE ARE!!!!
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Post by: Jane on May 27, 2011, 02:08:04 PM
from matthew:
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And Grease certainly was the word this evening as the show was great.  Or "cute" as my mother put it.  However, her DP was rather impressed that I got the 8th grade boys to sing (as he just retired from teaching 8th grade PE) - it was a great show.  I'm proud of them.  Next week, graduation.
:D
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Post by: bk on May 27, 2011, 02:11:07 PM
Back from finishing the mix - Jason replaced the three little one-word vocal things that had either been done too off-mic or had distorted, then we edited about five minutes of patter.  We also recorded a hidden track but we're not sure if we'll use it yet - it's VERY funny, though and if it doesn't end up on the CD we'll put it on the web site.
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Post by: bk on May 27, 2011, 02:11:51 PM
Then I picked up the tape, which, from what's written on the box, looks like it might be what we need, so we'll just see if it is and how the quality is - I'm hoping it's good enough for us to release.
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Post by: Jane on May 27, 2011, 02:16:04 PM
Then we will watch Doc Martin on PBS.

Such a great series!!!!
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Post by: Jane on May 27, 2011, 02:26:18 PM
Here's Mary Linda's status update for this morning:

"‎100 Days and counting!!! Can't believe we're so close to single digits."

 ;D


:D
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Post by: Jane on May 27, 2011, 02:26:24 PM
hi vixter, nice to see you posting.  i hope you have a fun evening free in negative incidents! :)
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Post by: Jane on May 27, 2011, 02:26:48 PM
This is the cover of my forthcoming book of short (and not so short) stories, which will probably be available mid-summer.

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?id=566386701&story_fbid=213185895380169#!/photo.php?fbid=214534261901879&set=a.198159330206039.43924.159469390741700&type=1&theater

DR Druxy et al - Here's a more "direct" LINK (http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/254832_214534261901879_159469390741700_732684_7651058_n.jpg).

*Looks good.

Better still....



:)
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Post by: Jane on May 27, 2011, 02:30:22 PM

Two days ago, around noon, my blood sugar dropped suddenly and emphatically, and I had to run to a CVS Pharmacy across from the school where we were rehearsing for a candy bar. Yesterday I took with me to rehearsal a bag of butterscotch drops. I passed them out to the cast during a break, and everyone was saying "It takes me back to my grandmother's house."


is that cvs brand drops?  they have a delicious melt in your mouth soft peppermint candy.  it differs from others as it has cream of tarter.
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Post by: Jane on May 27, 2011, 02:33:11 PM
Mulholland Drive has arrived at my house.

I am off to do some things in preparation for tomorrow.....so I may be errant and truant for the next couple of days.

Part Four of the series on PCPH;

http://www.bannergraphic.com/story/1731386.html

very nice article!
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Post by: Jane on May 27, 2011, 02:35:57 PM
Who says HHW vibes don't work? Everything went really, really well and I think we've begun something full of heart and rather special. Everyone's excited about the next step.

I am so very happy for you!!!
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Post by: Jane on May 27, 2011, 02:37:43 PM
DR Ginny, one nice photo & one scary photo.  i'm glad you are safe.
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 27, 2011, 03:15:42 PM
DR Elmore, so glad to hear things went well!
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 27, 2011, 03:16:19 PM
DR Ginny, these tornadoes are really scary business.  Glad you are safe
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 27, 2011, 03:18:40 PM
The donations started arriving in the mail today.  Just a few so far, but I am really pleased and thankful that people want to help Joe.  I contacted my brother in law who is going to help coordinate on their end to make sure we have good records and have things set up in Joplin for Joe.  It's turning into a real family project and I love that they are a part of it.
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 27, 2011, 03:22:08 PM
I am not going to the Guy Fieri Road Show tonight.   I don't mind watching him on TV from time to time, but I just can't get interested in seeing him live
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Post by: George on May 27, 2011, 03:26:02 PM
The donations started arriving in the mail today.  Just a few so far, but I am really pleased and thankful that people want to help Joe.  I contacted my brother in law who is going to help coordinate on their end to make sure we have good records and have things set up in Joplin for Joe.  It's turning into a real family project and I love that they are a part of it.

Cillaliz, I keep forgetting to tell you...I mentioned Joe's situation to a co-worker and she suggested setting up a PayPal account for him so that people can just donate that way.  No checks lost in the mail and all that and Joe and the givers get an instant record of the transactions.  Just a suggestion. :)
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 27, 2011, 03:41:01 PM
The donations started arriving in the mail today.  Just a few so far, but I am really pleased and thankful that people want to help Joe.  I contacted my brother in law who is going to help coordinate on their end to make sure we have good records and have things set up in Joplin for Joe.  It's turning into a real family project and I love that they are a part of it.

Cillaliz, I keep forgetting to tell you...I mentioned Joe's situation to a co-worker and she suggested setting up a PayPal account for him so that people can just donate that way.  No checks lost in the mail and all that and Joe and the givers get an instant record of the transactions.  Just a suggestion. :)

I thought of that even started the process, there are several problems with it not the least of which is that Joe has no internet access. My sister thinks they may have internet restored at their house next week, not sure.

I was going to set a paypal account  up for him, but if it's in my name or I can access the funds, it could be considered income to me for tax purposes and I really don't want to pay tax on money that isn't going to me.  If you use credit cards, they also charge fees, even on the fundraising money. 

I just decided having checks or money orders made out to Joe, so I can't cash them (then they can't be my income), and having them sent to my office so that no one's home address is floating around on the web was the best way to go.  It may mean there are some people who won't donate, but so be it, I hope they will donate to the Red Cross or some other organization.   I don't think it will stop people who know us.   If you aren't comfortable sending a check, you could always send a gift card.  That wouldn't have any personal information on it. 
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Post by: Jane on May 27, 2011, 03:50:23 PM
i'm still chilled from our morning walk & sherlock is still wet.  i had to put a plastic poop bag oner my splint to keep it dry, better silly looking then suffering the consequences later.
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 27, 2011, 03:52:32 PM
One other thing, this isn't a donation through a qualified charity so it isn't tax deductible as a donation.  I put that in the email I sent out.  So while it's nice to have an instant record of the transactoin, a cancelled check also shows the same thing.   I'm also trying to coordinate with the folks in Joplin to get an acknowledgement or thank you of some sort sent as soon as they can.
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 27, 2011, 03:53:24 PM
But, thanks for the suggestion ;)
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 27, 2011, 03:54:17 PM
i'm still chilled from our morning walk & sherlock is still wet.  i had to put a plastic poop bag oner my splint to keep it dry, better silly looking then suffering the consequences later.

Hmmm have you ever thought about a treadmill?  ;D
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 27, 2011, 04:07:44 PM
It is cold an wet here today
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 27, 2011, 04:08:19 PM
Yet I still have windows open....I have been trained by the cats. 
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 27, 2011, 04:08:55 PM
Ok, windows closed..much better
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 27, 2011, 04:09:44 PM
SO, page 4.....Page 4 ?? Where is everyone?
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 27, 2011, 04:10:27 PM
You'd think it's the start of a holiday weekend or something.
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 27, 2011, 04:14:33 PM
I'm staying home this weekend.   I will putter around at the office a little, clean the house a little, get together with friends a little and maybe scrub the wall paper off the new den.   It's really wet outside, so my outdoor painting projects are out of the question.  Gee, I may have to mostly relax....imagine that
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Post by: bk on May 27, 2011, 04:15:54 PM
Back from a jog.  I finally buckled down Winsocki and wrote four pages on the Wechter/Kimmel project.  As it turns out, David hasn't even begun his - I was feeling pressure to get this done because he was really strong about finishing this while he's off work, especially as I've been so busy I haven't had time to do anything.  But that only works one way, I'm afraid, and he had some job offers he had to meet on so our project sat.  That's fine, but then I can't be chastised when my work precludes me from doing stuff, which is sometimes the case.
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 27, 2011, 04:22:08 PM
OH!!! I am going to a pot luck tomorrow night.  I'm taking beans.  I usually do baked beans with bacon and brown sugar to doctor them up a bit.   However, there are several vegetarians who will be there and most of the fare has meat of one sort or another in it, so I wanted a vegetarian friendly dish.  Does anyone have a good vegetarian bean recipe that would go well with burgers or brats?
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 27, 2011, 04:26:41 PM
Beans! Beans! Beans!
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 27, 2011, 04:27:06 PM
Thank you all for the vibes and the congrats! DJ and I have been working the computers all afternoon, sending thank you notes and "are you interested in working on this with us?" notes to people who came today. I've also found a gorgeous Scottish folksong, "Will Ye No Come Back Again?," that I think might be good for the mother to sing about the son who's left home. I think the women need a parallel scene to the one with the men, which is broad and comic, that explains a bit about their characters.

Tomorrow, I've got laundry in the morning and I've got to tidy this dump and vacuum. DR cillaliz, I've made out a check, but I cannot send it for another week until my May 31 invoice is paid.
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 27, 2011, 04:27:28 PM
I have no idea why I said I'd take beans....I never take beans to a pot luck. I think I was hungry for baked beans at the time
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 27, 2011, 04:27:59 PM
OH!!! I am going to a pot luck tomorrow night.  I'm taking beans.  I usually do baked beans with bacon and brown sugar to doctor them up a bit.   However, there are several vegetarians who will be there and most of the fare has meat of one sort or another in it, so I wanted a vegetarian friendly dish.  Does anyone have a good vegetarian bean recipe that would go well with burgers or brats?

Greenbean casserole, with mushroom soup. I love it.  I have to say, though, baked beans can be good without ham or bacon, I would prefer them with the meat, but there must be enough spices to perk them up!
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 27, 2011, 04:29:35 PM
Thank you all for the vibes and the congrats! DJ and I have been working the computers all afternoon, sending thank you notes and "are you interested in working on this with us?" notes to people who came today. I've also found a gorgeous Scottish folksong, "Will Ye No Come Back Again?," that I think might be good for the mother to sing about the son who's left home. I think the women need a parallel scene to the one with the men, which is broad and comic, that explains a bit about their characters.

Tomorrow, I've got laundry in the morning and I've got to tidy this dump and vacuum. DR cillaliz, I've made out a check, but I cannot send it for another week until my May 31 invoice is paid.

Thanks!  . 
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 27, 2011, 04:32:02 PM
OH!!! I am going to a pot luck tomorrow night.  I'm taking beans.  I usually do baked beans with bacon and brown sugar to doctor them up a bit.   However, there are several vegetarians who will be there and most of the fare has meat of one sort or another in it, so I wanted a vegetarian friendly dish.  Does anyone have a good vegetarian bean recipe that would go well with burgers or brats?

Greenbean casserole, with mushroom soup. I love it.  I have to say, though, baked beans can be good without ham or bacon, I would prefer them with the meat, but there must be enough spices to perk them up!


It's more of a cookout, so I'm thinking baked beans.    Oh! I have a new cookbook from the barbeque team I was with in Memphis.  I bet they have a recipe that may work
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 27, 2011, 04:35:08 PM
Boo is crying....I must make food...I have been trained by cats, lol
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Post by: George on May 27, 2011, 04:41:28 PM
The donations started arriving in the mail today.  Just a few so far, but I am really pleased and thankful that people want to help Joe.  I contacted my brother in law who is going to help coordinate on their end to make sure we have good records and have things set up in Joplin for Joe.  It's turning into a real family project and I love that they are a part of it.

Cillaliz, I keep forgetting to tell you...I mentioned Joe's situation to a co-worker and she suggested setting up a PayPal account for him so that people can just donate that way.  No checks lost in the mail and all that and Joe and the givers get an instant record of the transactions.  Just a suggestion. :)

I thought of that even started the process, there are several problems with it not the least of which is that Joe has no internet access. My sister thinks they may have internet restored at their house next week, not sure.

I was going to set a paypal account  up for him, but if it's in my name or I can access the funds, it could be considered income to me for tax purposes and I really don't want to pay tax on money that isn't going to me.  If you use credit cards, they also charge fees, even on the fundraising money. 

I just decided having checks or money orders made out to Joe, so I can't cash them (then they can't be my income), and having them sent to my office so that no one's home address is floating around on the web was the best way to go.  It may mean there are some people who won't donate, but so be it, I hope they will donate to the Red Cross or some other organization.   I don't think it will stop people who know us.   If you aren't comfortable sending a check, you could always send a gift card.  That wouldn't have any personal information on it. 

Ahh..you have thought this out very thoroughly. 

I get paid Tuesday, so I'll be able to send a check then. :D
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Post by: George on May 27, 2011, 04:57:07 PM
Jeff Conaway, Kenickie in "Grease" Film, Dies at 60 (http://www.playbill.com/news/article/151304-Jeff-Conaway-Kenickie-in-Grease-Film-Dies-at-60)

:(
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: Jane on May 27, 2011, 04:57:27 PM
i'm still chilled from our morning walk & sherlock is still wet.  i had to put a plastic poop bag oner my splint to keep it dry, better silly looking then suffering the consequences later.

Hmmm have you ever thought about a treadmill?  ;D

lol-what i did on wednesday only poor sherlock didn't get out.  i have clothes that will keep me dry except the hurt my wrist to wear them over the splint.
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Post by: Ben on May 27, 2011, 05:07:53 PM
No Doc Martin tonight. I didn't check the schedule. Channel 50 is fundraising for the next two weeks.
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 27, 2011, 05:19:13 PM
The donations started arriving in the mail today.  Just a few so far, but I am really pleased and thankful that people want to help Joe.  I contacted my brother in law who is going to help coordinate on their end to make sure we have good records and have things set up in Joplin for Joe.  It's turning into a real family project and I love that they are a part of it.

Cillaliz, I keep forgetting to tell you...I mentioned Joe's situation to a co-worker and she suggested setting up a PayPal account for him so that people can just donate that way.  No checks lost in the mail and all that and Joe and the givers get an instant record of the transactions.  Just a suggestion. :)

I thought of that even started the process, there are several problems with it not the least of which is that Joe has no internet access. My sister thinks they may have internet restored at their house next week, not sure.

I was going to set a paypal account  up for him, but if it's in my name or I can access the funds, it could be considered income to me for tax purposes and I really don't want to pay tax on money that isn't going to me.  If you use credit cards, they also charge fees, even on the fundraising money. 

I just decided having checks or money orders made out to Joe, so I can't cash them (then they can't be my income), and having them sent to my office so that no one's home address is floating around on the web was the best way to go.  It may mean there are some people who won't donate, but so be it, I hope they will donate to the Red Cross or some other organization.   I don't think it will stop people who know us.   If you aren't comfortable sending a check, you could always send a gift card.  That wouldn't have any personal information on it. 

Ahh..you have thought this out very thoroughly. 

I get paid Tuesday, so I'll be able to send a check then. :D

Well, we want to do it right.  Thanks, George
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Post by: TCB on May 27, 2011, 05:21:29 PM
How very sad to read that my favorite of all times aunt, Huguette Clark, passed away.  I wonder if I will be remembered?   ;)
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Post by: TCB on May 27, 2011, 05:21:57 PM
Page Five
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Post by: TCB on May 27, 2011, 05:24:04 PM
Didn't someone mention here that they had alrready received the CD of CATCH ME IF YOU CAN?  The Broadway Channel on Sirius XM is playing the entire CD tonight.
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 27, 2011, 05:35:10 PM
How very sad to read that my favorite of all times aunt, Huguette Clark, passed away.  I wonder if I will be remembered?   ;)

I have been trying to forget you and cannot! Does that settle the question?
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Post by: TCB on May 27, 2011, 05:36:25 PM
Is the Hotel Edison the icky hotel in NYC, or is it a nice place?
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Post by: TCB on May 27, 2011, 05:37:07 PM
How very sad to read that my favorite of all times aunt, Huguette Clark, passed away.  I wonder if I will be remembered?   ;)

I have been trying to forget you and cannot! Does that settle the question?


And aren't you glad that you can't?  ;D
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Post by: TCB on May 27, 2011, 05:40:09 PM
In my DVD player right now is "The Dying Gaul" with Campbell Scott, Peter Sarsgaard and Patricia Clarkson.  I had no idea that Kelli O'Hara had a bit part in it.  If you blink, you can easily miss her.  Otherwise, it starts out kind of slow but gets pretty intense by the end.


George, I received my package today.  I have not yet tried to play it.
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Post by: TCB on May 27, 2011, 05:41:18 PM
As I said yesterday, we may break out Duchess of Duke Street and Downton Abbey this weekend since it's a nice, long vacation enhanced couple of days.

The Duchess of Duke Street?  Is that elmore's drag name?
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Post by: Jane on May 27, 2011, 05:56:32 PM
tonight we have LARK RISE TO CANDLEFORD & DOWNTON ABBEY to watch.
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Post by: Jane on May 27, 2011, 06:00:51 PM
SAFE TRAVEL VIBES FOR DR MBARNUM!!
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 27, 2011, 06:15:40 PM
As I said yesterday, we may break out Duchess of Duke Street and Downton Abbey this weekend since it's a nice, long vacation enhanced couple of days.

The Duchess of Duke Street?  Is that elmore's drag name?

Nope! Tiffany Lampe.

Are you still going around as Whorra Babylon?
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 27, 2011, 06:25:29 PM
Page 6?
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 27, 2011, 06:25:55 PM
Nope...oh, I'm way early don't know what I was thinking
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Post by: vixmom on May 27, 2011, 06:41:44 PM
My viewing has been limited almost exclusively to review product recently, what has included a number of rather outre anime titles.  I'm writing about SOUL EATER today, which is a truly odd series that is like Tim Burton and Peter Max having an anime love child.

I did get my advance copy of THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING yesterday, so maybe I will relieve the tedium by watching that today.

I suspect the Vixter would love it!
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Post by: TCB on May 27, 2011, 06:46:07 PM
... I missed you people so much. *laughs*

Nothing too new on my front- Hanging out at home since there's no school today. Going to the Italian Feast tonight with a good number of friends. Hopefully, there shall be no "Incidents" this time around; we've been having a bit of bad luck with summer traveling fairs the past few years, whether they be muggings, people needing to go home due to illness, or the need to avoid someone while at a small park, be they parent or an ex of someones.


By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes."
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 27, 2011, 06:49:16 PM
Hey Vixter!!! You should stop by here more often!
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Post by: TCB on May 27, 2011, 06:49:52 PM
I've been in Cinemascope since I turned about 43 or so.  :)


I believe that is CINERAMA!


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Post by: vixmom on May 27, 2011, 06:50:04 PM
... I missed you people so much. *laughs*

Nothing too new on my front- Hanging out at home since there's no school today. Going to the Italian Feast tonight with a good number of friends. Hopefully, there shall be no "Incidents" this time around; we've been having a bit of bad luck with summer traveling fairs the past few years, whether they be muggings, people needing to go home due to illness, or the need to avoid someone while at a small park, be they parent or an ex of someones.


By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes."

STAY AWAY FROM THE MERRY GO ROUND!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 27, 2011, 06:51:19 PM
DR TCB, did you see the photos of my new friend Jarrod Emick that I posted for you last night?
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Post by: vixmom on May 27, 2011, 06:51:37 PM
oH gINNY i AM SO GLAD THAT YOU AR E SAFE!!!
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Post by: vixmom on May 27, 2011, 06:51:51 PM
Oh Ginny, I am so glad that you are safe!
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Post by: vixmom on May 27, 2011, 06:52:48 PM
How is Cleopatra's Daughter?
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Post by: George on May 27, 2011, 07:12:28 PM
DR TCB, did you see the photos of my new friend Jarrod Emick that I posted for you last night?

Jarrod Emick played Sweeney Todd a few years ago here in Olympia at Capital Playhouse.  He was quite good.  He signed my Damn Yankees! CD after one of the shows. :)

(http://www.capitalplayhouse.com/Photos/Sweeney/images/Sweeney%20Todd.jpg)
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Post by: George on May 27, 2011, 07:14:23 PM
And now, I'm off.  Time to go home.

Until later!
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 27, 2011, 07:18:30 PM
Happy Weekend, George!
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on May 27, 2011, 07:18:41 PM
Beans! Beans! Beans!

Does The End Justify The Beans?
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Post by: vixmom on May 27, 2011, 07:22:47 PM
Beans! Beans! Beans!

Does The End Justify The Beans?

When the end's in sight,
You'll realize:
If the end is right,
It justifies
The beans!


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Post by: Jennifer on May 27, 2011, 07:22:55 PM
Good news DR Elmore!
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Post by: Ginny on May 27, 2011, 07:24:57 PM
Oh Ginny, I am so glad that you are safe!

Thanks, DR Vixmom!  We were never really in danger, but we went to the basement anyway...
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 27, 2011, 07:24:59 PM
Beans! Beans! Beans!

Does The End Justify The Beans?

Maybe the bacon ends justify the beans...  :)
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Post by: Jennifer on May 27, 2011, 07:25:55 PM
DR Cillaliz what about a bean salad?
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Post by: Ginny on May 27, 2011, 07:27:08 PM
How is Cleopatra's Daughter?

The book's premise and content were interesting, but the writing style didn't really "sing" to me or to the other members of my group.  The other readers who were at the discussion in Cincinnati lo-o-o-oved it, so the 4 of us pretty much kept our mouths shut.
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 27, 2011, 07:31:42 PM
DR Cillaliz what about a bean salad?

Do you have a good recipe?
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Post by: vixmom on May 27, 2011, 07:40:10 PM
Elmore I am so pleased it all went well for you today - I wish I could have been there to see (and hear ) it
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Post by: vixmom on May 27, 2011, 07:51:28 PM
So DR Laura, is Wai-Ling going to become a permanent resident?


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Post by: vixmom on May 27, 2011, 07:52:32 PM
and while I applaud her appreciation of all things I cannot join in her love of spiders ---- especially black widows!!
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Post by: vixmom on May 27, 2011, 07:55:05 PM
How is Cleopatra's Daughter?

The book's premise and content were interesting, but the writing style didn't really "sing" to me or to the other members of my group.  The other readers who were at the discussion in Cincinnati lo-o-o-oved it, so the 4 of us pretty much kept our mouths shut.

I am wondering if I read this----

is this about the daughter and her brother being raised by Mark Anthony's  widow?  Is the book's narrator the daughter?
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Post by: vixmom on May 27, 2011, 07:57:27 PM
Oh wait- not Mark Anthony's widow --- his sister - Octavian's wife.....
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 27, 2011, 07:59:25 PM
His widow is his sister?  Wow, that's quite a book
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Post by: vixmom on May 27, 2011, 07:59:40 PM
If it is the book I am thinking o,f it struck me as being geared for  the  "young adult"  (older teenager) market 
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Post by: Laura on May 27, 2011, 08:00:47 PM
She is fascinated by the black widows. And she can hardly wait until we go to see the bats some night.
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Post by: Laura on May 27, 2011, 08:01:25 PM
Day care starts on Tuesday, so I expect we will finish up "Little House on the Prairie" on Monday.
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Post by: vixmom on May 27, 2011, 08:02:43 PM
His widow is his sister?  Wow, that's quite a book

them Roman's was  an incestuous  bunch!


I meant that Mark Anthony's  sister was Octavian's wife  (who I think ended up raising Cleopatra's children - who were fathered by Mark Anthony )  and I believe Mark Anthony's widow was Octavian's sister
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Post by: Ginny on May 27, 2011, 08:03:39 PM
Sounds like the same book, DR Vixmom.  The twins are raised in Rome by the wife that Marc Antony left for Cleopatra.  She was also Octavian's sister.  The author has written books about Nefertiti, Nefertari, and (most recently) Madame Tussaud.  I might try that last one, just because we're getting ready to visit Paris later this year.
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: vixmom on May 27, 2011, 08:04:48 PM
She is fascinated by the black widows. And she can hardly wait until we go to see the bats some night.

Bat
s I can watch from a safe distance -

However where spiders are concerned for me a safe distance would be approximately 500,000 miles 
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: Ginny on May 27, 2011, 08:05:46 PM
His widow is his sister?  Wow, that's quite a book

The people responsible for the exhibit told us last night that someone in their office put Cleopatra's data into Family Tree Maker, the genealogy software, and it kind of went TILT!!!
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: vixmom on May 27, 2011, 08:06:39 PM
Day care starts on Tuesday, so I expect we will finish up "Little House on the Prairie" on Monday.

Are you reading the whole series or just the one book?  I LOVED these books - I bought the whole series for my neice who also loved them  but much to my surprise I could never interest the Vixter in them
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: vixmom on May 27, 2011, 08:09:30 PM
His widow is his sister?  Wow, that's quite a book

The people responsible for the exhibit told us last night that someone in their office put Cleopatra's data into Family Tree Maker, the genealogy software, and it kind of went TILT!!!

well her parents were siblings as were  her grandparents - (and probably great grandparents, great great grandparents etc etc ) she was married to both of her younger brothers - had a child with Caesar and three children with Mark Anthony
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: vixmom on May 27, 2011, 08:11:43 PM
and the Romans of Caesar's time were all related to one another since they kept marrying into each others families for political reasons and then divorcing when the politics changed 
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: Cillaliz on May 27, 2011, 08:17:43 PM
I am looking forward to sleep.
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: Cillaliz on May 27, 2011, 08:19:49 PM
I think I will be lazy and just buy some baked beans and doctor them up.   
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: Ginny on May 27, 2011, 08:31:23 PM
DR Cillaliz - here's a recipe I've been using for years:

28 oz can Campbell's Pork & Beans
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup catsup
1 teaspoon yellow mustard
1 teaspoon hotdog relish (mustard & pickle relish combo)
1 small onion, chopped (optional - I leave this out)

Combine and pour into a baking dish.  Put bacon slices on top, if desired.  Bake at 375o for about an hour, until bubbly.

This recipe doubles and triples well and I've made it in a crockpot with great success.  Also, if you don't have the hotdog relish, just use a teaspoon and a half of mustard and half a teaspoon of pickle relish and the result is the same.  And leftovers, cold, on pumpernickel bread make a great sandwich!
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: Ginny on May 27, 2011, 08:36:47 PM
So, I bought a new automatic drip coffee maker today and just unpacked it, washed the carafe, and followed the christening instructions, running a pot of plain water through the brew cycle.  It took f-o-r-e-v-e-r and not near as much water came out as went in.  If it doesn't do any better with coffee tomorrow morning, it's going back to Kroger.
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: Laura on May 27, 2011, 08:38:49 PM
I have a Keurig, Ginny. I love it.
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: vixmom on May 27, 2011, 08:39:11 PM
So, I bought a new automatic drip coffee maker today and just unpacked it, washed the carafe, and followed the christening instructions, running a pot of plain water through the brew cycle.  It took f-o-r-e-v-e-r and not near as much water came out as went in.  If it doesn't do any better with coffee tomorrow morning, it's going back to Kroger.

what brand?
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: bk on May 27, 2011, 08:42:13 PM
Rehearsal was fun - still some roughness on one particular duet, but it will be fine by Tuesday.  Listening to everything today was good as I made some adjustments to my running order - but it's a really fun group of songs.
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: bk on May 27, 2011, 08:42:56 PM
I went to Gelson's and got a small cucumber roll and a bagel, which was my evening snack.
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: Ginny on May 27, 2011, 08:46:24 PM
DR Vixmom, I bought the cheapest 12-cup Mr. Coffee, because I didn't want anything fancy.

DR Laura, With 2 coffee-drinkers (Rob and myself) wanting several cups in quick succession, the Keurig seems inefficient to me.  I know lots of people who love them - so convince me!
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: Laura on May 27, 2011, 08:46:47 PM
Did you see my email, BK?
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: Laura on May 27, 2011, 08:47:22 PM
Well, I like bold coffee. My DH loves weak coffee. We are both happy now.
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: Laura on May 27, 2011, 08:48:45 PM
I can also have my yummy chocolate doughnut flavor, then switch over the the Wolfgang Puck coffee for the next cup.
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: vixmom on May 27, 2011, 08:51:37 PM
DR Vixmom, I bought the cheapest 12-cup Mr. Coffee, because I didn't want anything fancy.

DR Laura, With 2 coffee-drinkers (Rob and myself) wanting several cups in quick succession, the Keurig seems inefficient to me.  I know lots of people who love them - so convince me!

we have one at work and it is great -  the coffee pods can be pricey though
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: Ginny on May 27, 2011, 09:01:38 PM
Time for me to say goodnight!
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: vixmom on May 27, 2011, 09:02:50 PM
good night!
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 27, 2011, 09:18:18 PM
Good Evening!

OY!!!!!!
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 27, 2011, 09:20:04 PM
DR elmore - Congrats on a successful and fulfilling presentation! -Is the whole piece sung-thru? Or are there letters and/or poems interspersed?
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 27, 2011, 09:21:36 PM
DR TCB - The Edison used to be an icky hotel, but it underwent a major renovation a couple of years ago. Some of the room are still stuck in the 60's or 70's, but they really cleaned up the place. -DR edisaurus likes to stay there. Great central location, and some great long-time staff members.
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: MBarnum on May 27, 2011, 09:24:29 PM
How very sad to read that my favorite of all times aunt, Huguette Clark, passed away.  I wonder if I will be remembered?   ;)


She may have been your favorite aunt, but I was her favorite nephew. So good luck with that!
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: MBarnum on May 27, 2011, 09:25:08 PM
How quickly we turn on each other when mere hundreds of millions are concerned!

Hee, hee!
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 27, 2011, 09:25:28 PM
So...

I met my friend, Tyler, at Penn Station this morning. He wanted to head over to The Intrepid to check out some of the Fleet Week activities, and there was a "Broadway Showcase" concert at Noon.

It was a nice event. However, a bunch of the advertised shows did not show up. So... Three numbers from Jersey Boys... Three numbers from Rock of Ages... One from Priscilla....... Three from Chicago. -Besides being a "Broadway Showcase", it was also an "Understudy Showcase".* ;)

*Brent Barrett - a.k.a. the WSMA - did perform with his Chicago cast mates. That was nice.
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 27, 2011, 09:32:08 PM
After that, we took the M42 over to 9th Ave., and browsed at Triton Gallery for a bit. We were there for about 45 minutes... And we were the only ones in there - besides the lone clerk - the whole time. :-\
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: John G. on May 27, 2011, 09:32:26 PM
And I am home after some barbecue on 45th Street. Everything that was disorganized during the week seemed to jell this morning. We spent 40 minutes or so on the material for Ben, who was away frm rehearsals for the past two days. He arrived knowing both solos, courteasy of mp3 files, and we had to refresh his memory on "West Virginia Mine Disaster." David Lutken lost the guitar part for "Cherry Tree Carol," so I copied that out for him and Jarrod when I got there. David, God bless him, became the host he was playing and even the sloppier moments went smoothly.

People began arriving around 10:50, and we broke around 10:55, took ten-minute break and began somewhere around 11:10. The presentation lasted around 50 minutes, and we want to show to run about 75-80 minutes. There were about 20 people in the audience, including my friends DR Julie and Melly, Wendy Bobbitt, an MD I know of but had never met, Carl Moeller. Andrew Gerle, and other friends of the actors.

Who says HHW vibes don't work? Everything went really, really well and I think we've begun something full of heart and rather special. Everyone's excited about the next step.
That's really super news.
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 27, 2011, 09:33:35 PM
And then we headed down to Union Square to catch up with the Big Gay Ice Cream Tream - Tyler wanted a Salty Pimp. Well...

We got down to the truck, and the line was CRAZY!?!?!?

Then Doug asked me to help out a bit by taking order and making change, so.. I did...

And I didn't leave until three hours later. WHEW! OY!

*But he did let me keep all the tips. :)
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: Laura on May 27, 2011, 09:35:14 PM
DR Vixmom, I bought the cheapest 12-cup Mr. Coffee, because I didn't want anything fancy.

DR Laura, With 2 coffee-drinkers (Rob and myself) wanting several cups in quick succession, the Keurig seems inefficient to me.  I know lots of people who love them - so convince me!

we have one at work and it is great -  the coffee pods can be pricey though

It is one of my very few indulgences.
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 27, 2011, 09:36:07 PM
And then I met my friend, Eric, for dinner. -He flies off to Albuquerque tomorrow for two weeks to play for a viola competition. And then he's off to France, Spain and Portugal for a month. -So we wanted to get together for a good dinner before we both head out of town.
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 27, 2011, 09:37:02 PM
DR Vixmom, I bought the cheapest 12-cup Mr. Coffee, because I didn't want anything fancy.

DR Laura, With 2 coffee-drinkers (Rob and myself) wanting several cups in quick succession, the Keurig seems inefficient to me.  I know lots of people who love them - so convince me!

we have one at work and it is great -  the coffee pods can be pricey though

It is one of my very few indulgences.

But you can also find great deals on the pods online, Amazon, etc. -As well at Macy's and at CostCo.
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: John G. on May 27, 2011, 09:37:29 PM
My friend Carol, who lives in Greene County, N.Y., told me that a tornado touched down in Ulster County (home of Woodstock) last night. Tornadoes in New York? California? What is happening?

Thankfully, it didn't come near her house and no one seems to have been hurt.
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 27, 2011, 09:37:50 PM
And now I need to tend to my email...

(Little) Laters...
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: John G. on May 27, 2011, 09:37:58 PM
And then I met my friend, Eric, for dinner. -He flies off to Albuquerque tomorrow for two weeks to play for a viola competition. And then he's off to France, Spain and Portugal for a month. -So we wanted to get together for a good dinner before we both head out of town.
I'll take a month in Portugal.
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: John G. on May 27, 2011, 09:38:10 PM
Night, all.
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: Laura on May 27, 2011, 09:39:20 PM
We had a tornado here last October, John G. Unheard of in Arizona.
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: Laura on May 27, 2011, 09:39:38 PM
I usually do buy the coffee pods from Amazon.
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 27, 2011, 10:35:48 PM
~~~~~NO MORE BAD STORMS VIBES FOR EVERYONE~~~~~
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 27, 2011, 10:48:51 PM
And...

I'm exhausted.

And I have another long day ahead of me tomorrow, so...

Goodnight.
Title: Re: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Post by: bk on May 27, 2011, 11:02:11 PM
Laura, just saw it.  It will be fine.