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Title: SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: bk on October 23, 2003, 12:39:10 AM
Hello.  Post away, dear readers, and if you missed any of yesterday's posts, simply click on yesterday's post thread (located below - it will always have the title of the day's notes on it).  Have fun! 8)
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: bk on October 23, 2003, 12:42:57 AM
And don't CHEAT.  Read the notes if you haven't - they contain VITAL information.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: George on October 23, 2003, 12:50:38 AM
I was in the middle of composing a post and previewing it when I got a message that I could not post!  It's now the next day and I was locked out of the previous day.  Even though I was not composing in Word, I still was smart and copied my post.  Here it is (don't get too excited, it's not profound or anything):

I, too, am going to need some time to get used to the new style of the website.  When changes happen at work, a lot of people get in an uproar about it (and for no real good reason) and complain for a long time (also, for no real good reason).  I'm one of the few who go around saying, "Just keep telling yourself that change is good."  So, on that note (B-flat):

[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]C H A N G E   I S   G O O D ! ![/move]
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: S. Woody White on October 23, 2003, 01:04:40 AM
When the mini-series ran on the Sci-Fi channel last year (or was it earlier this?), I regularly referred to it as Tooked.

Let's see, when it comes to French food I really do enjoy a good pate.  A duck confit can be wonderful, but care has to be taken with the salting during the preservation stage as it can get heavyhanded and distasteful.

My favorite Italian dish is good caneloni, stuffed with savory ricotta and smothered in red sauce, with a meatball or two on the side.  Mexican is somehow similar, at least in shape: encheladas, filled with shredded chicken and covered with a good salsa verde.  I may have to grow my own tomatillos for this salsa when we get to Delaware, as the jarred stuff has a metalic off-taste.

Greek?  How about that soup, avgo lemono I think it is called.  Chicken stock and shredded chicken and cooked rice, to which is added beaten egg and lemon juice.  The egg cooks in the soup, in the same way Chinese egg drop soup is made, but the lemon makes it totally different and wonderfully Greek.

As Rachel Ray would say, "Yum!"
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: S. Woody White on October 23, 2003, 01:20:12 AM
Continuing from yesterday's notes...

VISIT FROM A TALLER MAN, Part Two:

Dad arriving on the late side Tuesday morning was just the beginning of the bad news for der Brucer.  It was more tenish, not nineish, when Dad pulled up in his truck.  By that time, der Brucer had been on the phone most of the morning, and his disposition was getting worse by the minute.  "Look, just get the dogs on their leashes to meet your dad, I'm busy," was all he would tell me.

There's something about trying to control four excitable dogs on leashes that leaves much to be desired.  Bonnie and Buster quickly figured out how to tangle themselves in their own leases, or alternately wrap themselves around me.  Marty, big monster-dog that he is, just as quickly decided that every tree, bush, and blade of grass in both our yard and the neighbors needed to be marked as territory.  Mikey, the little bubble butt terrier, simply decided that my father needed to be barked at.  Fortunately, Dad had followed my "Tails" stories and had expected them to be like this.  He found an extra-stout rope, which he tied to the running board on his truck (shady side, of course), and we were able to tie the leashes to the other end and leave the dogs to their own now limited devices.

The plan was to get as many boxes of what is called "media" sent through the USPS (that's United States Postal Service to the initially non-fluent) to the new address in Delaware.  Der Brucer had decided this would be the best course of action because of a comment that the estimate specialist from the moving company had made, that there were at least eighty boxes of books, CDs, DVDs, and so on and on, and that most of our weight would come from those boxes.  Technical Engineer that der Brucer is, a better way of spending our money had to be found, and it turned out that the USPS could indeed give us a better rate.

The bad news is that der Brucer had somehow communicated that he would be looking into this to Mr. Estimates.  So, while Dad and I were loading the boxes that had already been packed onto Dad's truck, der Brucer was finding out that said Mr. Estimates had told his company not to bother with us as customers, since we were trying to cut down the costs.  This is what der Brucer was only now finding out on the phone, a full week after Mr. Estimates had visited our home.  We were suddenly without a moving company.

What we ended up deciding was to take the first load to the post office and ship them eastward, where der Brucer's son-in-law could then transfer them into the new house, assuming they got there before we did.  The second truckload, Dad offered, could be taken back north with him, to be mailed in our direction later.  This at least sounded like a plan of some kind, and lacking any better plan we went with it.

It didn't take long for the next part of der Brucer's lousy day to get in low gear, as can happen so easily when the Postal Service is involved.  The head clerk, a stout fellow indeed, directed us to the loading dock in back of the Post Office, where we loaded the boxes into carts to be taken in and weighed.  Der Brucer, who had numbered each box and knew which ones he wanted to be sent according to which insurance rate, offered to have the boxes separated, but the head clerk said that it wouldn't be necessary.  When we had finally loaded all the boxes into the carts, they were wheeled into the back of the Post Office, into the "employees only" section.  And, at this exact moment, the head clerk announced that he was going to lunch, and that someone would get around to helping us in about a half hour or so.

Dad and I took the time to chat.  There were family members that we are both fond of, and other family members that we agreed don't deserve such fondness.  We talked about my chronic depression and how I probably inherited it from Mom, and he admitted that my sister also occasionally has problems; since she and I aren't communicating these days, he agreed to urge her to seek medical help and medication.  Hey, it's a biochemical imbalance, nothing to be ashamed of.

At one point, he watched me walk towards der Brucer, who was dealing with the other Post Office clerks, and when I came back Dad revealed that my gait and stature reminded him of Frank, his brother and my uncle.  It was something I never could have known about, and it touched me greatly to be linked into the family in yet another way.

Meanwhile, der Brucer was growing increasingly frustrated with the Post Office clerks.  It was bad enough that the carts they had given us to load the boxes into were of the cloth-sided kind, so that a box weighing up to seventy pounds had to be picked up by reaching about three feet down over the sides of the cart and then lifting up, a marvelous way to throw out one's back.  The boxes then had to be weighed on a scale that rested at chest height, about four feet above the ground.  Then, after the proper postage was affixed to each box, it had to be put back into a cart, same construction as before, and then loaded onto a pallet, requiring the repetition of the exact same lifting procedure that would have caused OSHA to scream bloody murder the first time around.  The inefficiency of the entire operation was beyond der Brucer's ability to understand.

But his day was to get even worse!

To Be Continued...
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: George on October 23, 2003, 01:25:36 AM
Yesterday Joy asked:

What did you do to make yourself melt away like that?  Was that on purpose?

Since it was yesterday, I can't "quote" the post, so I copied and pasted.

First of all, it was on purpose.  It was an all (for the most part) liquid meal replacement weight loss program.  It was like Optifast but not as calorically restrictive.  There was no upper limit of calories that we could consume but we could not have less than 1000 calories a day, otherwise they'd have to do medical testing to make sure that our bodies didn't go into starvation mode.  On the average, I ate 1,200-1,600 calories a day and still lost weight.  Overall, I lost 120 lbs ... although the program is no longer offered in Olympia (they drove down from Seattle) and I've gained some (but not all!) back.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jrand69 on October 23, 2003, 03:30:17 AM
Here it is Thursday and Day Two of the NEW board.  How exciting.

Karma - okay.  That will be fun!

I liked Taken in part - I thought some of the actors were good, and of course some weren't.

No TOD?  ???

Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Michael on October 23, 2003, 04:57:55 AM
Chinese: almost anything
Thai: Pad Thai
Italian: Chicken Marsala
Greek: Souvalki or Yero sandwhiches
American: Pizza
Jewish: Matzoah Ball Soup
French Canadian: Poutine
Montreal: Smoke Meat (different than Pastarami and corn beef and just as good or even better!)
Austian: Weiner Schnitzle (sp?)
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Michael on October 23, 2003, 05:03:58 AM
oh I forgot when I was orphan I liked the following:

Hot sausage and mustard!
Cold jelly and custard!
Pease pudding and saveloys
A great big steak --Fried, roasted or stewed.
Piled pieahes and cream , about six feet high!
Don't care what the food looked like --Burned!-Underdone!-Crude
Three banquets a day -- my favourite diet!

The only thing I didn't like was  gruel
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Ben on October 23, 2003, 05:27:03 AM
Hi, Gang,

Day two and we continue. I just got back from finishing yesterdays notes. I still have to go to the Technical board and see if my map question was answered, and I have to go to the map to see if my Pin is there. I'll try to find a small picture of myself to post but it will take a few days. I actually have Saturday and Sunday to myself from now until the end of the year. No more overtime!!! Hoo and Ray. I can sleep on Saturday and then get up and post and play on this fun board (Ant will be out on Long Island clowning around for young children).

On to the days topic

Chinese: Chicken w/Chinese Eggplant

Italian: Almost anything, a good eggplant or chicken parmesan gets my taste buds hopping. Also Chicken Marsala is high on the list

Greek: Don't eat much Greek food, not that it's unavailable in NYC but when I go to my Greek diner on the corner, I can always order Spinach Pie

American: A good, juicy cheeseburger

Jewish: I love good holiday desserts/snacks like homentashen (is that spelled right asks the non-Jew?)

French: In the fall or winter a good Cassoulet is stick to the ribs food. A light pate is also a favorite. After the meal, a fine plate of French cheese makes me feel good.

That's it for food now. I need to get back to work. I'll be back (says the Governator)
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jrand69 on October 23, 2003, 05:35:06 AM
How did I read the notes and miss the TOD?   :o

Hmmmmmmm....from French food, I don't know, so I will pass on that one.  And I don't know from Jewish food either.  ::)

Italian - Spaghetti alfredo with chicken breasts.

Mexican - a taco will do fine, a soft chicken taco.

Chinese - General Taos Chicken.

Hmmmm - I am beginning to see a pattern.

Greek - chicken gyros!

American - Meat loaf with mashed potatoes and green beans and ice cream for dessert!

Now I am hungry!
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Ben on October 23, 2003, 05:50:49 AM
Mr. Orr, you are indeed, out in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean on the map! You must be tired of paddling to keep afloat, not to mention a bit cold in the mid-October water. At least you have a pin. I, alas, do not have one yet. But then, therer are fifty-five (55!) registered members and only 18 of them have mapped themselves, including one in the Scandanavian region!
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Craig on October 23, 2003, 06:37:38 AM
Now here's an interesting "game" to play this evening..  We all get "jazzed" if we are the first post of the day... So now that the threads get locked each day - who gets to be the LAST poster of the day?  Will it be Jason, will it be Bruce, will it be TD - Que Sera, Sera!
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Ben on October 23, 2003, 06:43:56 AM
I doubt that it will ever be me since I'm asleep when many of you late nighters are happily posting away
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: William E. Lurie on October 23, 2003, 06:50:56 AM
Okay... I have a reputation on this here site of being negative at times.  Well here goes: I was under the impression that the new site would look the same as the old site with the changes being internal instead of external.  The daily notes page meets this criteria, but I really don't like the message pages.  They are just too "cutesy" and take a lot longer to navigate because you have to scroll through quotes, happy faces, and elongated photos instead of just the messages.  In other words it now looks exactally like most of the other theatre boards (and other boards) that are in existance.  Is making us look like the other boards going to help make this the most popular site on the internet?  I don't think so.

Of course the people who regularly post here are more intelligent and interesting than people who post on those other sites, so at least that hasn't changed.  But I really thought the look of the board was going to remain the same with the only change being the use of passwords.

And for a quick change of topics... did you ever think Liza would be accused of gay bashing?
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Ben on October 23, 2003, 06:54:15 AM
Well, now I look like DangerMouse, but I may have to resize him since it's a little bit stretched. Working away, la, la, la, la, la.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Ben on October 23, 2003, 06:59:29 AM
No, I don't. I'm spending FAR TOO MUCH TIME working on this. I'm Penfold again. Ah, well, the weekend awaits when I can play to my heart's content.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Donna on October 23, 2003, 07:09:18 AM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]Good Morning All from the Pacific Coast of California in these here United States of America![/move]

Favorite Foods a la ...
ITALIAN - Linguine with pesto and whole garlics
FRENCH - Filet mignon cooked in wine
MEXICAN - Breaded fish soft tacos with corn tortillas & a hint of moderately hot sauce
GREEK - Stuffed grape leaves
CHINESE - Not fond of (1 hour and you're hungry again) but I DO like Chinese Chicken Salad!
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on October 23, 2003, 07:16:13 AM
Does a Hot Fudge Sundae count?
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: MBarnum on October 23, 2003, 07:25:50 AM
Mmmmm, food, my favorite subject! LOL!

Chinese: Sweet and Sour pork/chicken, Pea Pod Chow Yuk, Pressed Duck.

Italian: I am not too fond of Italian, but spaghetti would be an ok choice for me.

Greek: Stuffed Grape leaves. BK you must get ye to a Greek place to eat!! Yum!

Mexican: Chili Rejonos (I don't think I spelled that right)
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jrand69 on October 23, 2003, 08:25:00 AM
I just gave DR MBarnum a Karma point for the stuffed grape leaves!
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Emily on October 23, 2003, 08:46:14 AM
Good morning everyone!!!

All these colours and moving type are making me dizzy... so from now on I am spurning them.

Yes watch me spurn away!  I promis to have the most boringest posts on the board.   It's a niche market.

Mr. Mark Bakalor: Please do not think that I was saying YOU are creepy.  I was saying that when the eyes on your picture seem to follow me around the room in which I am - THAT is creepy ;)

BK: Did you know that Burt Bacharach is a graduate of McGill University's Music Program?  I have heard that among the names for the new Music Bulilding is "Bacharach".  Can you imagine having a class "in" Bacharach? :)

Okay now this question of the day has to be a favorite of mine.  I am the foodie queen!

Chinese: Tofu in hot spicy sauce (or at least... that's what is called at my local nooodlery)

Japanese: Sushi Pizza (it's not really a pizza... it's just constructed like one) and miso soup.

Mexican: I love fish tacos.  They are impossible to get here (we have like three Mexican restaurants in the entire city) but I had one when I was in Mobile visiting family and have never forgotten it.

French from France: Moules Marinière with real fries... mmmm....

French Canadian: I adore poutine of course. But right now I am also on a steamé kick.  A steamé (as the very anglicized name implies) is a steamed hotdog with lots of cabbage and mustard and other good stuff on it...  mmmm....  There's also such a thing as a toasté but they aren't nearly as good.

Jewish: Not matzoh balls... I like mandel bread!  Does that count?

Italian: Gnocchi are always delish with any sauce

Greek: I have tzaziki sauce running through my veins instead of blood.  I swear!

Well that's it for now... I'll check in later!

Bye!


Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: bk on October 23, 2003, 08:51:26 AM
WEL - we knew some people would not like this and there is nothing I can do about it.  What I have always said, ever since the decision to change was made, was that the site would not change, while the look and feel of where we post would.  We have done our damndest to keep it simple and clean.  It may LOOK like other message boards, but it's the people who make message boards not message boards that make people.  This particular message board does not have hundreds of topics to wade through - it is, in essence, what we've always done.  You finish the notes, and instead of posting immediately below, you have to do three whole clicks to get to the posts - one on "go to the forums" one on "Daily Discussions" and one on the day's posts.  End.  Yes, it's three clicks more than you used to make but given the security we have here I am happy we made the switch.  We already had one unsuccessful try by an Uncouth Interloper, and the ability for us to get that person out of here before a post could even be made was fantastic.  

Again, the big difference here is that there is basically only one thread you ever need to look in or post in.  As there always was.  You can certainly look at the previous posts (as you always could via our archive (in that way, this board is easier because they're right there).  And if you have questions or problems, tech-wise, there's a place to post and get instant help.  Or, if you want to post specifically about Kritzer or Nudie we've put those up, too, although that shouldn't preclude you from posting about them here.

As to the fancy doodads, I like them and think they're fun.  If people don't, ignore them.

I will not always be posting the notes just after midnight, in fact, starting tomorrow I'll be back to posting them in the morning, so first post will still be up for grabs.  The nice thing is that when the notes go up you can read them nice and slow and still be the first post, because it then takes me another five to ten minutes to come to the board and create to day's post thread here and to lock the other thread.

Even though it's not nine here yet, I am really hungry now.  Keep those dishes coming.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: MBarnum on October 23, 2003, 08:51:50 AM
 :'(
Boy, not to bring everyone down...but there are a lot of obits! Jack Elam, Janice Rule, Fred "Rerun" Berry...all died this week. Jack Elam was living in Jane's town (Ashland, Oregon)...where is Jane...she must not have made the switchover yet!
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: MBarnum on October 23, 2003, 08:56:23 AM
I have my first Karma! I feel very karma-ish now!! Thanks JRand53!!
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: bk on October 23, 2003, 09:05:38 AM
Jane will be back soon - she's out of town right now.   Too many deaths - boy, did I love Janice Rule, especially in The Swimmer.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jay on October 23, 2003, 09:09:40 AM
How does one add to a fellow Dear Reader's Karma?  Or is this a question that must be posted on the technical thread?
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Joy on October 23, 2003, 09:11:53 AM
French:  Grilled duck breast with sausage and potato galette.  For an appetizer, a nice goat cheese tartelette; and for dessert, creme brulée or a nice tart.

Mexican:  The classic cheese enchilada with red and tomatillo sauce, with rice and refried beans and sour cream.  If I'm in the mood to expand, I'll try an interesting Burrito.  Mary Ann's, this delightful and inexpensive Mexican place near us on Broadway in the late 80's/early 90's, has an amazing beef burrito con queso.  Lord help us.

Italian:  Anything, but especially chicken picatta served over angel hair with a dollop of marinara.  mmmm.....
(http://www.duffgardens.net/media/thumbs/thumbhomer9.gif)
argglllarllalrlgghhhllaarll...

Greek:  Hummus and pita, greek salad, souvlaki, taramosalata, grilled octopus, basically anything on the menu.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: MBarnum on October 23, 2003, 09:12:17 AM
Jay, there is a discussion thread on the technical board I believe. It will tell you all about it.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: bk on October 23, 2003, 09:26:12 AM
Having the ability to post about karma is discussed, but it's simple - you must have twenty or twenty-five posts posted before you can give karma - so what are you waiting for?  Get crackin'.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 23, 2003, 09:30:51 AM
French: Steak au poivre, cassoulets, just about anything in a sauce!!!!!!!!!!!!

Italian: Where to begin? Tortellini w/meat sauce; spaghetti carbonara; pesto linguini; all sorts of anti-pasta; lasagna; etc., etc.

English: Yorkshire pudding with a nice roast

Greek: Oh!  My taste buds!!!  Moussaka, souvlaki, grape leaves stuffed, retsina, ouzo....ooh!

Chinese: Anything Szechuan!!! Egg drop soup; won ton soup; dim sum.

Y'all...I just had my brekkie -- a bacon/egg sandwich with a can of V-8.  But I'm still hungry.  FEED ME!  (Oh! A LSOH reference!)

So many folks are experimenting away and GOOD ON 'EM!  It's great to see the features of this board being revealed in all the messages.  I'll probably e-mail a few of you from time to time to ask you you did something.

Which reminds me, I have a tech question I'll have to yaw over to the other board to bring up.

Have a great Thursday!  Be talkin' to you.

S. Woody...continue der Brucer's bad day, please!

Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jrand69 on October 23, 2003, 09:34:34 AM
Janice Rule played Madge (the pretty one) in the original Broadway production of Picnic.


I liked her a lot as the stuck up girlfriend of James Stewart in the movie version of Bell, Book, and Candle

She also was one of the titular Doctors Wives   :P
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Maya on October 23, 2003, 09:34:44 AM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]Goood morning![/glow[/move]]

Oh, but I DO love these fancy doodads!

I just got out of class, and while I will be saddled with homework again today, it won't be as bad as yesterday when my head was about to go...KABOOM!

Mexican--I love me some cheese enchiladas!

French--coq au vin, canard a l'orange...I've always wanted to try Croque Monsieur (or being a feminist, Croque Madame)

Italian--Lasagna

Greek--Gyros simply teeming with lamb meat!  Yum!

Wow...I've just realized just how much I need to get lunch....

 :P
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: bk on October 23, 2003, 09:36:40 AM
I want to try this insert photo thing.  Let's see, if I click on insert image above, what happens?(http://) Nothing.  If I go below and attach a photo, what happens?



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Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: bk on October 23, 2003, 09:38:52 AM
Wow, that is a BIG photo -  me and Mammy Yokum.  I LOVE this board.  You see, if we do a Joe Allen dinner we can have a photo immediately.  All I did was click "browse" on the thing below, and went to "My Pictures" on my computer, chose the pick, opened it and the address magically appeared in the box and I pushed post (you can also use "preview" to see what it will look like) and voila.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Matthew on October 23, 2003, 09:50:56 AM
I know I'm known as a musician/music director on this site, but stranger things have happened... I was just cast as "The Ghost of Christmas Present" in a local production of "A Christmas Carol".  I'm the Assistant MD on the show, but I've always wanted to read and sing for the part, so I did, and there it is.  It's a special production of "A Christmas Carol" that they've been doing in Belmont for 18 years.  It's a Chirstmas gift to the community.  Our script is adapted from the Dickon's novel and the music is that of the Albert Finney moive (licenesed through Cherry Lane Music) with some original music and carols added.  It's a free performance with admission being canned food or a toy for a young person which is then given to many charity's in the area.  And OH... the feeling you get when you see the lobby FILLED with food and toys at the end of the run, it's just amazing.  I'll be back later with the food answers.   :)
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jrand69 on October 23, 2003, 09:52:36 AM
Congratulations, Matthew!  What a great part!  You have more lines than any other GHOST, I think.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jrand69 on October 23, 2003, 09:53:52 AM
Hey Mr BK, now let's see a B I G June Wilkinson!  :P
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: MBarnum on October 23, 2003, 09:55:18 AM
I love that picture of you and Mammy Yokum, BK!

I want so much to do an interview with Mr. Peter Palmer and Ms. Witchie Poo! I contacted Mr. Palmer, but no response, nada, not a thing, nein responsidero  :'(
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jennifer on October 23, 2003, 10:17:29 AM
Jed cracked me up yesterday by writing:

Quote
Question for DR's Jennifer and William F. Orr...

Were you experiencing difficulties placing your "pins" on the very nifty new Member Map, or did you intentionally place yourselves out in the middle of the Atlantic?

Well what happened was I didn't realize that it had saved that Atlantic thingie. I thought that I could go to the pin place and it would place my pin automatically. I didn't realize that I would have to find a map to find the exact location!

But your comment cracked me up.

Okay I want to know about karma. I guess i'll have to read the tech thread. Although i hate when people ask something and others tell them to go to another read. Just explain it here too! (which BK pretty much did afterwards).

As for BK's suggestion about going to the main page to come to this page.  I will always go to that main page first thing in the morning. But it really takes much longer (on my computer at least). So if I re-log in, I'd rather just go to the community page.

I want to try to link that: http://www.haineshisway.com/community (http://www.haineshisway.com/community)
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 23, 2003, 10:25:54 AM
Karma is a crazy thing!

The HHW "karma" is something you won't see, I'm told, until YOU have posted 25 posts.  When you've done that, in theory, you will THEN see options to vote for "other" people, but not for yourself.

But you have to have 25 posts, I'm told, before you will see what I am telling you about.

I've had it on the best authority....or not.  

But that's my story and I'm stickin' to it!

:)
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jennifer on October 23, 2003, 10:29:35 AM
I want karma. I need to read more about that!

As for the food, I'll have to do that later. But BK, you've never had Greek?!?! OMG, you need to try it. It is the best!

I actually tried to make tzatziki for the first time last night. And it came out so good. I was amazed.  I took plain yogurt, diced cucumber, sour cream, garlic, lemon juice, dill and olive oil. Yummy!

I wonder if anyone on the tech board asked why the pics of DRs are so big. It is driving me crazy?  :)

Btw, I hope Swishy Sarah comes back soon. I will miss her posts.

Btw2, did anyone else notice that you can read all the days posts while you're previewing (they are written in nice little size). I like that!
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Emily on October 23, 2003, 10:31:11 AM
I am skipping my ARAB WORLD class.  The ARAB WORLD lecturer is away in Washington giving some sort of top secret presentation to certain older gentlemen of considerable political power (COGOPP).  Guess who he got to guest lecture for today?  None other than Mr. CONFLICT CRISIS AND WAR himself.  Ugh.  They will just have to live without me for one day.  

So I am home with a rather stinky cat on my lap.  One of my cats has the WORST kitty food breath.  Of course it is this one that LOOOOOVVVEEESS to sit on my lap and breathe all over me.  Do people make kitty altoids?

I have a potluck to go to tonight at the Faculty of Religious Studies as a joint event between the Arts Undergraduate Faculty, the Grad students and the Bachelors of Theology.  

I'll try to find a nice future minister to corrupt!

Andrea says hello and that she will be E&T for the next couple of days while she visits great American Civil War battlesites with her history class and CYGOPP.  She promises that she and CYGOPP will try to take some time out of their schedule while in Virginia to bust Swishy Sarah out of her HHW-less jail cell.  
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Ben on October 23, 2003, 10:34:53 AM
Hate to tell you to go elsewhere, but if you want the solution to the Map Pin problem, go to the tech board and read Mr. BKs explanation. I am now mapped in my proper zone. I think Mr. Orr is still in ocean. At first I thought he was in the Atlantic, but he's actually, I think, off the east coast of Africa!

Ron, btw (by the way in Internet lingo), you have some Karma. Did you notice that?
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jennifer on October 23, 2003, 10:37:41 AM
If anyone gets 25 posts please nominiate me!
Even though I still don't know what karma is. I think I want it very much!
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jennifer on October 23, 2003, 10:46:32 AM
Ben wrote:
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Hate to tell you to go elsewhere, but if you want the solution to the Map Pin problem, go to the tech board and read Mr. BKs explanation. I am now mapped in my proper zone. I think Mr. Orr is still in ocean. At first I thought he was in the Atlantic, but he's actually, I think, off the east coast of Africa!

You don't have to be weary of telling me to go to the tech board :)

That is a technical issue. And I will check it out.

Although like I said, if I check a map to find the exact place where i live, then i think i will be okay. I didn't want to randomly give my best guess :)

But am I correct when i say the map doesn't automatically put your pin when you say what city you live in?
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: MrMarkBakalor on October 23, 2003, 10:48:24 AM
But am I correct when i say the map doesn't automatically put your pin when you say what city you live in?
Yep!
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: MBarnum on October 23, 2003, 10:49:42 AM
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If anyone gets 25 posts please nominiate me!
Even though I still don't know what karma is. I think I want it very much
!

 :D  Jennifer you just cracked me up! LOL!
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: bk on October 23, 2003, 10:57:20 AM
Jennifer now has karma.  As we approach lunch hour, l need more food choices, because it will probably influence my decision on what to eat on this fine Thursday.

Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jennifer on October 23, 2003, 11:08:55 AM
Hey MBarnum, I may have cracked you up!  But it did work :)

I now do have karma. Thanks to whoever nominated me.

Okay, so I went to the map section. And as you can see I am still in the ocean.  I don't know how to delete that and redo.

Oh and I may have to hurt Emily, since I got a map so I could put my pin. Yet DR Emily has already put her pin down. So I did that for nothing :(

(not sure if these smilies will work in the quick reply section).

Btw, if anyone knows the answer to the pin map thingie, send me an IM. I really want to try that too!  If not DR Mark, I will go to that tech section.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jennifer on October 23, 2003, 11:13:39 AM
Okay now I want more stars too! :)

Is it 25 to get another star or what?  I am on a mission!

BK I vote for Chinese. I am obsessed with Chinese food.  I think you said you have never had General Taos chicken. That is my most favoritest dish ever. And I still have not had it for like 2 months.

Btw, i like this quick-reply box. For those who don't like all the bells and whistles, it is a very simple way to post.

Btw2, if I cannot fix my pin-map thingie, i don't mind living in the Atlantic ocean. It's just too bad I didn't put myself in the Caribbean. I love St. Thomas!
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Joy on October 23, 2003, 11:16:20 AM
BK:
What you really want for lunch is a chicken souvlaki with tzatziki sauce, and a side of hummus.

If not, may I suggest tortellini with bolognese sauce?
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jennifer on October 23, 2003, 11:25:38 AM
Hey DR Joy, what happened to your picture? It was actually quite lovely!

Although I wish they were smaller like the Marge one you chose!

Well it was nice for a day!

hey, BK can we add more cartoons to the choices?

Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: MBarnum on October 23, 2003, 11:26:03 AM
BK, yesterday at work I ate pickled pigs feet. Does that make you hungry?

I craved them.

I ate them.

Then I had a queezy stomach.

 :(
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Ben on October 23, 2003, 11:28:37 AM
Jen, 25 doesn't get you another star, I think it's 50 posts. JRand has 30 some posts and he's still a single star member. There is an explanation of "Membership Levels" at, you guessed it, The Tech Board :-)
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Emily on October 23, 2003, 11:35:52 AM
DR Jennifer - you can put your pin to the right of mine in Montreal since you live in the West Island.  Andrea can put her's left of mine since she's in the East End.  Am I the only Downtowner on the boards?  ;)

In the meantime - watch out for icebergs in them North Atlantic waters. I hear they are quite cold.

Has anyone noticed that I am as yet karmaless?  This must change.  I can not be karmaless.  

BK - when I finally get around to sending you poutine sauce, I'll stick some tzaziki sauce in too... :)
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: MBarnum on October 23, 2003, 11:39:00 AM
I finally got my pin in the map! Hurray!

Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Joy on October 23, 2003, 11:49:35 AM
Jennifer, thank you!  It was hosted by Imagestation, which happens to be down right now, so it can't send the image.  I took the picture off until I can get home and upload one from my home computer, then we'll be in business and I won't have to rely on Imagestation!  Yay!

I don't know if DR Noel told you all this, but guess what we got for a wedding present from our dear friends Margit and Al, who wrote a musical together and recorded it with our voices singing some of the parts?   Tickets to Wicked!

 ;D ;D :D :D ;D
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: td on October 23, 2003, 12:00:37 PM
Okay... I have a reputation on this here site of being negative at times.  Well here goes: I was under the impression that the new site would look the same as the old site with the changes being internal instead of external.  The daily notes page meets this criteria, but I really don't like the message pages.  They are just too "cutesy" and take a lot longer to navigate because you have to scroll through quotes, happy faces, and elongated photos instead of just the messages.  In other words it now looks exactally like most of the other theatre boards (and other boards) that are in existance.  Is making us look like the other boards going to help make this the most popular site on the internet?  I don't think so.  

On the other hand, one of the reasons I LIKE the new board is because I'm so used to posting on and/or reading the Scarlet Street Forums and the Home Theater Forum (and others) which use most of the same features, it's having a little bit of consistency for me in my ether journeys.  The only theatre board that I read regularly is All That Chat, and its format is NOTHING like this.

Well, as for food: right now I am having a Greek Pizza, which was prepared and cooked by an Egyptian!  It's savory to say the least.  It's one of my favorite pizzas from my work place.

Italian, I'd have to go with anything featuring hot or sweet Italian sausage - I will accept no substitute!

Chinese, General Tso's and Cashew Chicken do the trick for me.

British, I do love a marinated London Broil.

French, the Bourgignon will do.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: MBarnum on October 23, 2003, 12:08:42 PM
Hey speaking of food, has anyone had Egyptian food? I have a coupon for an Egyptian restaurant which I keep meaning to try out, but I haven't any idea what the food is like or what to try...anyone experienced with that????
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Joy on October 23, 2003, 12:10:16 PM
Jason

This is for you:

(http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0903/waffen/violent-smiley-014.gif)

heee hee hee


(http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0903/lachen/laughing-smiley-014.gif)
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jennifer on October 23, 2003, 12:11:34 PM
DR Emily wrote:
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DR Jennifer - you can put your pin to the right of mine in Montreal since you live in the West Island.  Andrea can put her's left of mine since she's in the East End.  Am I the only Downtowner on the boards?  

In the meantime - watch out for icebergs in them North Atlantic waters. I hear they are quite cold

Well right now I am still stuck in the ocean till DR Mark tells me how to delete the pin!

DR Emily also wrote:
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Has anyone noticed that I am as yet karmaless?  This must change.  I can not be karmaless
.  

Well keep begging. I'm not sure who gave me karma (maybe BK?). But it feels nice.

DR Joy wrote:
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Jennifer, thank you!  It was hosted by Imagestation, which happens to be down right now, so it can't send the image.  I took the picture off until I can get home and upload one from my home computer, then we'll be in business and I won't have to rely on Imagestation!  Yay!

I don't know if DR Noel told you all this, but guess what we got for a wedding present from our dear friends Margit and Al, who wrote a musical together and recorded it with our voices singing some of the parts?  Tickets to Wicked


OMG that is so great about the tix. Have fun!

Btw, I'm not sure if I like the pics yet. They sort of scare me. But I did like yours a lot!


DR Ben wrote:
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Jen, 25 doesn't get you another star, I think it's 50 posts. JRand has 30 some posts and he's still a single star member. There is an explanation of "Membership Levels" at, you guessed it, The Tech Board :-)


Ha ha ha.  Actually I did read the explanation. But then I forgot the answer. And my computer is too slow to keep going back and forth between boards.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: td on October 23, 2003, 12:14:28 PM
Hey! I'd like some karma, too!!!!

Does having posted about an Egyptian chef count for nothing here?  !?!?

And, now, I'd also like to find out just how BK attached that picture. . .so,  I'll run over to the tech folder. . .
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jennifer on October 23, 2003, 12:15:55 PM
DR Joy how did you do that?

Okay now I'm feeling so dumb that my pin is in the Atlantic :(
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Maya on October 23, 2003, 12:17:44 PM
Well, DRs, I'm at work and will be here for the next 4 hours...thank God I have HHW with which to entertain myself!  Oh gee...I've been working as an English tutor for too long.  I can't believe I actually typed "with which"  :o

Emily--"kitty altoids???"
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]LOL![/move]

Joy--I am SO jealous right now that you have Wicked tickets...hey, that almost rhymes.  When are you going to see it?  

I WANT KARMA TOO!  Please??  I mean, I think I deserve it.  I do good things.  I held the elevator open for someone today.  I am a very karmalescent individual!  :P






Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Maya on October 23, 2003, 12:20:25 PM
That poor little green smiley!

Tsk-tsk!  :'(
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Ben on October 23, 2003, 12:32:33 PM
Never have had Egyptian food. I'm thinking it's like lots of Middle Eastern food perhaps. Don't even know if there is an Egyptian restaurant here in NYC. There must be with the plethora of cuisines and people.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jennifer on October 23, 2003, 12:33:31 PM
Well I am out of the Atlantic.  For anyone interested, you can move your pin, even after it's saved itself in the wrong place (btw, i never saved myself in the atlantic). Just click on "save pin" and move it. And refresh.

Yeah DR Maya has karma. But who is giving it?
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jrand69 on October 23, 2003, 12:39:55 PM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]Quien sabe?[/move]


Karma moves in strange ways.  ::)

Mr BK or any other DR in the Los Angeles area:

Do you ever travel on North Orange Grove Ave?  The block I am interested in is north of Hollywood Blvd between Fairfax and Ogden and just north of Hillside Av.  

The address is 1757 N Orange Grove Dr.  Is the house still there? 8)
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Matthew on October 23, 2003, 12:43:54 PM
As the day wears on, I'm slowly recounting my dreams of the night before.  I'm  practically SURE I had a dream (no Gypsy reference here) about the new HHW board, and I know in that dream I had dinner (possibly at Joe Allens becuase I'm planning on visiting there in Dec) with Juliana and we discussed her triple journal entry.  Gotta love this place.   :)
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: MrMarkBakalor on October 23, 2003, 12:44:37 PM
I confess that I gave Maya karma.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: MrMarkBakalor on October 23, 2003, 12:45:19 PM
Do you ever travel on North Orange Grove Ave?  The block I am interested in is north of Hollywood Blvd between Fairfax and Ogden and just north of Hillside Av.  

The address is 1757 N Orange Grove Dr.  Is the house still there? 8)
I'm currently living in Woodland Hills so I don't get to that area every day, JRand. Unless I have auditions or something else to bring me closer to the L.A. area... until I buy or build a house closer in the relativley near future...
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Panni on October 23, 2003, 12:45:23 PM
It seems that today I can post. In fact, I'm a post-er child for posting! No groans at HHW. I slept on the floor last night - actually on a featherbed which was on the floor, with the frame of the bed around me. It turned out to be very cozy and I slept in - which I never do. I'm moving  in exactly two weeks!
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Joy on October 23, 2003, 12:49:04 PM
DR Jennifer:  The special smilies are basically just images that I pulled from another site and posted using the (http://) tags.  

DR Emily:  They do make breath fresheners for kitty cats!  

DR Maya:  I love that you use proper grammar, it makes me feel comforted!  And I love your picture, it is beautiful and looks kind of Gothish.  Are you a Goth Girl?  

We're going to see Wicked in January.  Yay!

Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jrand69 on October 23, 2003, 12:55:54 PM
I am so happy that DR Joy & Noel are seeing WICKED

What a wonderful present.

Thanks DR MBak - maybe you should buy the house at 1757 N Orange Grove!  It has an auspicious history!  ;D

DR Jennifer welcome back onto dry land!

Is NBC showing reruns again tonight because of the World Series?
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Emily on October 23, 2003, 12:56:39 PM
MBarnum:

I don't know very much about Egyptian food - but I do know this very interesting tidbit about Egyptians and their eating habits (which strangely enough came from the mouth of my ARAB WORLD prof. - whose class I am skipping right now).

The United Nations (for which the prof. used to work before getting his doctorate) does a tally each year on the staple foodstuffs of the average citizen in several "representative" country and then makes comparitive studies based on that info.  

The first year they did the study, they were amazed to see that Egyptians were claiming that they ate something outrageous like 15 lbs of flatbread (similar to pita) every day.  

After some indepth interviews and some background research they discovered why.  It turns out that with consumer subsidies (where the government holds a cheap price of a staple good despite outside marketing factors) for bread being REAAAALLY strong at the time - Egyptians were actually feeding their livestock pita bread because it was cheaper than grain!  

Would Dr. Atkins approve of eating bread-fed beef? ;)
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: td on October 23, 2003, 01:04:37 PM
Hey! Look! Nearly everyone has karma! ! ! !

Mark, have you been handing out karma today?  You should wait until Halloween to hand out the karmas. . .

NO GROANING AT HHW! ! !
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 23, 2003, 01:06:24 PM
Ben:  Thanks for the heads up.  I was agog.  And then I was agape.  If there had been a negative sign in front of it, I'd have been aghast.

Aghast, agog and agape!  

What's all this fuss about Karma, anyway.

"Karma Karma
El Mal Ka Marma!"


(That's a paraphrase of a song from "Barefoot in the Park," movie version)
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Emily on October 23, 2003, 01:07:46 PM
whoever gave me my karma... thanks!

(and no... this is not just a vanity post that will help me push to 25 posts!!!)

;)
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 23, 2003, 01:09:02 PM
Man!  At this rate, I'm never gonna see any more stars.


I wonder what the horizontal rule feature will do to this sentence?


Well, whaddayaknowaboutTHAT??!!!

Pretty NIFTY, eh!
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: MBarnum on October 23, 2003, 01:09:57 PM
I have no problem with vanity posts!

I would like to know how JRand53 has gotten up to 30 posts! He must post night and day, day and night!
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 23, 2003, 01:11:55 PM
Emily, sweetie, we've got a ways to go before hitting 25.

I really like the terrific Canadian flag that pops up on your page.

I cannot wait to see François' first post and the French flag!

And Tom from Oz' Aussie flag, too!

I'm thinking of changing my location from time to time just to see different flags.  Wonder if that would mess anything up?

I'm partial to Iceland and The Azores.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 23, 2003, 01:14:41 PM
Yoiks!

I just noticed I have NO flag on my posts!

Waaaaah! :'(


What's great is being able to go back and correct stuff...or in this case, acknowledge that one has overcome the obstacles and found out how do do stuff
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: George on October 23, 2003, 01:19:47 PM
(http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0903/waffen/violent-smiley-014.gif)

heee hee hee

(http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0903/lachen/laughing-smiley-014.gif)

Joy,

[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]ROTFLMAO!!!!!!![/move]
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Maya on October 23, 2003, 01:20:48 PM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]YAY!!!!![/move]  

I have karma, I have karma!  A big, huggy thank you to Mr. Mark Bakalor!  I don't think he has creepy eyes, hehe!  :P ;)

Joy--thank you for the wonderful compliment.  It's one of the few good pics I have...I'm not generally that photogenic!  I was kind of a goth in high school...although not really...I wore a lot of black and dark make-up, but listened to show tunes.  I mean what true goth listens to original cast recordings, haha??  BTW, what happened to your pic?  You look so purty in it.  :D

Ron--you are just a citizen of the world, that's all!
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: George on October 23, 2003, 01:21:58 PM
And I have no Karma.  :'(
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jennifer on October 23, 2003, 01:21:58 PM
DR mark wrote:
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I confess that I gave Maya karma
.

Well I know you didn't give me mine ;)

DR td wrote:
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Hey! Look! Nearly everyone has karma! ! ! !

Isn't it funny, how happy karma can make people!

DR Jrand wrote:
Quote
DR Jennifer welcome back onto dry land!

ha ha.


DR Jrand also wrote:
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Is NBC showing reruns again tonight because of the World Series?


I think they are new. West Wing was new. And I keep seeing new commercials for Friends.

Btw, I am not amused that the WS went 12 innings last night. I missed the end of Smallville!

DR Joy wrote:
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DR Jennifer:  The special smilies are basically just images that I pulled from another site and posted using the (http://) tags.
 

Ah, I didn't even realize that thingie was a smiley. Cool. I want to try that.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: td on October 23, 2003, 01:22:30 PM
Vanity Post ! ! !

Thanks for the karma, whoever gave it to me!

I still think that "the constantly working to improve HHW" Mark should have very many karma points by now. . .
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on October 23, 2003, 01:27:46 PM
Karma...don't have Karma
And I'm Sad and Blue
Karma..Don't have Karma
But I'm thinking of you.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 23, 2003, 01:31:19 PM

DR Jennifer wrote:
:
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Btw, I am not amused that the WS went 12 innings last night. I missed the end of Smallville!
 

You wanna wait until Sunday to see it all over again?  Or would you like me to tell you how the show ended????

Let me know!
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jennifer on October 23, 2003, 01:38:46 PM
RonP:  I don't think it replays here on Sundays.  I need to check on that.  My cable system doesn't get the WB. So our Fox station airs all the WB shows at 10pm and 11pm. But because of baseball it is all screwy. I went to bed at 11pm and there was only 1/2 an inning left. So i taped till 1:10am. But alas the game took a turn.

Sure tell me what happened. I got up to the point where Lana and Clark went to visit sleeping Sarah. And Lex went to visit daddy.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: bk on October 23, 2003, 01:47:52 PM
I'll tell you something - since our new board has gone up I have visited almost none of the other boards I normally frequent.  Who needs them now that we have THIS?

Dear Reader Panni - I knew you could do it!  Yay.

Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Craig on October 23, 2003, 01:56:42 PM
Well I am off to NINE this evening to see our very own Rebecca "the Faithful Heart" Luker! Will give you my review later this evening...

Upon my return, I will also be uploading at LEAST one new Juliana's Journal.. so be for and fifth-warned
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Craig on October 23, 2003, 02:03:25 PM
I just wanted to add that I think everyone has taken to the board like fish to water.. Congratulations one and all..

Now you can REALLY get jiggy with this site
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: MrMarkBakalor on October 23, 2003, 02:07:48 PM
What is it, fish water?
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Craig on October 23, 2003, 02:09:35 PM
Fish. Water. HAH!

That Mark Bakalor should do stand-up (and sit down, you're rockin the boat)...

But seriously - great job Mark.  And you too Russell!
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: MrMarkBakalor on October 23, 2003, 02:13:19 PM
I have done stand-up. Quite succesfully too! :)
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Tomovoz on October 23, 2003, 02:14:12 PM
Congratulations (and to me too for getting back here) to all involved.
Daylight Savings starts here tomorrow so I guess I shall have to find somewhere to save all the extra light. I wonder if I can do that on a floppy disc or if I need to burn a Cd.
For those who need to know, the new Anthony Warlow album is available in OZ.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Craig on October 23, 2003, 02:14:38 PM
you know Mark, with this new board you CAN go back and edit your typos.  UUP UUP and AAWAY
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: bk on October 23, 2003, 02:15:36 PM
I'm thinkin' we might just get to 100 count them 100 posts today  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

We'd get there quickly if only many of the people who've registered and who are nosing around here and lurking (and yes, Virginia, that includes quite a few regulars) would only post - like YOU Tom from Oz.  I see you lurking - why don't you post already before I bitch-slap you from here to eternity?  
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Craig on October 23, 2003, 02:16:30 PM
D'OH - Bruce - you either spoke to soon or type too slow about TOM ;)
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: bk on October 23, 2003, 02:16:42 PM
Well, you see, I was TOO quick - thank you Tom from Oz, you beat me to the punch.  Beat me, daddy, eight to the bar.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 23, 2003, 02:18:04 PM
Tom from Oz needs to go to the map and put up his pin so we get to see the Aussie flag every time he posts.

If it's as seldom as he's posted the past two days, we may have to wait until the next Summer Olympics to see the Aussie flag again!

;)
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jennifer on October 23, 2003, 02:34:17 PM
Hey where is my Smallville summary? :(

I want 2 stars. I must post more!
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jrand69 on October 23, 2003, 02:38:13 PM
If lawyers file their briefs, where do they keep their boxers?
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jennifer on October 23, 2003, 02:40:33 PM
Darn it. Only 18 posts. I will never hit 50!

But at least only 7 more posts till I can give out karma. Anyone need some?
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jed on October 23, 2003, 02:53:45 PM
My oh my, already such a lovely selection of posts!

Joy - I couldn't stop laughing for quite awhile after seeing your lovely smiley for Jason!
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%] ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D[/move]

Jennifer - Glad to see you've found dry land!  Now if WFO can manage to do the same.

Topic d'jour...
French - I admit I'm rather ignorant when it comes to French food, so I'll have to skip this one
Mexican - sizzling steak fajitas will all them yummy fixin's
Italian - chicken and mushroom fettucine with a lovely white wine lemon sauce
Greek - as has been said many times already, hie thee to the nearest Greek restaurant ASAP BK!!!  Oh, the taste treats awaiting you!  My favorites are spanikopita, souvlaki with a lovely tziziki sauce, tiropatakia, and zucchini chips with skordalia.

Suddenly very hungry...
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Matt H. on October 23, 2003, 02:58:56 PM
This is not a good place to be today with all this talk of food. SOme of us who struggled mightily every day to keep our waistlines under control don't need this temptation! But the dishes certainly have sounded delicious.

My favorite of all cuisines is American/Chinese. I can make a meal of egg rolls. Love spare ribs. Inhale Chicken teriyaki. I go to a local Chinese restaurant near my house every Saturday for lunch that has an all you can eat buffet, and I get my fix once a week.

I guess I won't have a pic up for a little while longer. I'm having a hard time cutting it down to a 110 X 150 size. I guess I need to back up far, far away from the camera, and then trim it down to my face only.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 23, 2003, 02:59:46 PM
All right, Jennifer.  I've posted your summary via messaging.

I wouldn't post something here that might be a spoiler for someone.

I just needed to know if you wanted to know how it ended.

We get a repeat on Sundays of "Smallville," "Everwood," "Gilmore Girls" and one other show.

Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jed on October 23, 2003, 03:08:19 PM
Oh, forgot to mention Chinese food... (plus, this can't hurt in bringing me closer to those much ballyhoo'd karmaic abilities and extra membership stars and such)...

Love a good almond chicken.  Also sweet and sour pork.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: MBarnum on October 23, 2003, 03:09:23 PM
JRand53, Extreme Elimination Challenge is back on this weekend. Woohoo!

Have they been showing new episodes of Queer Eye? I forgot to tune in this week...last time I watched it was a rerun.

BK can you tell us what Cowboy U is going to be about?
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: TCB on October 23, 2003, 03:10:05 PM
Maya:  You can be goth and listen to Original Cast recordings, as long as everyone in the cast is dead.

Emily:  Shame on you for trying to corrupt young ministers.  I thought I was the only one doing that sort of thing.

Joy:  I loved the chainsaw.  Too bad you couldn't have had it cutting into a mouse.  That would have really made Jason's day.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: TCB on October 23, 2003, 03:11:41 PM
Oh, Jennifer, then you don't know that Lana and Clark got killed?
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jed on October 23, 2003, 03:12:57 PM
MBarnum - Nope, no new Queer Eye episodes recently.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jrand69 on October 23, 2003, 03:16:34 PM
As Vic Romano would say:  That's right, Ken!
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Maya on October 23, 2003, 03:28:27 PM
I'm here!  I'm not lurking!  I don't do lurking, hehe.  I talk so much in real life, it would figure that I can't shut up when it comes to HHW either!

TCB--

[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]ROTFLMAO![/move]

Mmmm...anyone wanna send me some Chinese food right now?  Yum!  ::)
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Tomovoz on October 23, 2003, 03:29:25 PM
DR Ron. I still have to find the time to "Explore" the site. I am having problems problems and more problems with my computer and having been trying to connect to ADSL instead of dial up. I am back on dial up for a few days and have been reliant on the kindness of strangers (well some of them are strange) for computer access this week.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Maya on October 23, 2003, 03:32:59 PM
OH!  I almost forgot!

Craig, have a great time at Nine and tell us all about it!  I just bought my tickets today.  Nov. 29th I will be seeing the matinee of Wonderful Town and the evening performance of Nine.  

I am a little confused though.  I haven't gotten my confirmation e-mail yet, and it's been at least an hour since I ordered.  I wonder if I somehow entered the wrong e-mail address?  Any advice?  Maybe I should just call the box office to make sure everything is okay with my order....
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Dennis on October 23, 2003, 03:36:09 PM
At long last! I have been trying to figure out for the past hour and a half how to post to this.  I am challenged from the drive from Seattle and from sheer stupidity.  I will be the first to tell all of you Hainsies.

For anyone in the Seattle area I urge you to see "Flower Drum Song."  I know its the revisal but it is really quite entertaining.  I saw it last night at the 5th Avenue Theatre and was very surprised.

I never saw the original and some of this book is a little preachy but it has a great cast. Jose Llana, who is a dream to look at, is repeating his Broadway role as Wang Ta. Yuka Takara is Mei-Lei and several members of the Broadway company are in this production. It closes Sunday so better hurry.

Plus I was amazed to see 21 musicians in the pit.  Touring shows usually have 8 or 9 plus a synthesizer. With actual musicians it made the score so lush and wonderful :o

Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jed on October 23, 2003, 03:37:14 PM
Ooo, I suddenly have karma!  Thank you, kindly karma contributor!

It really is a bit silly how happy a simple little "1" can make us, isn't it?  :)
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Tomovoz on October 23, 2003, 03:37:51 PM
OK Ron. Happy?
Now to find our friend François.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Dennis on October 23, 2003, 03:43:08 PM
I forgot to add that I think this new site is great.  Once I figure everything out it will be a trip. Thanks to Mark and Bruce
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Michael on October 23, 2003, 03:47:55 PM
I have to admit that no one picked up on "when I was an orphan I liked to eat posts" I thought it would get at least one comment. :-(
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jed on October 23, 2003, 03:49:14 PM
Oh, Matthew!  Just saw your post that you are playing The Ghost of Christmas Present in a production of A Christmas Carol.  It just so happens that I, too, am currently in rehearsals for the same role!  Congratulations to my fellow yuletide spirit!

Our version is an adaptation done by the artistic director of the regional summer stock company (http://www.leavenworthsummertheater.org) I've worked with the last 6 years (actually, it's the summer stock company that is producing this show... they do a fall play and a Christmas show in addition to 3 big summer musicals), and it has numerous Christmas carols sprinkled throughout.  In addition to Christmas Present, I'm also playing Mr. Fezziwig, employer of Young Ebenezer.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Michael on October 23, 2003, 03:50:37 PM
Oh and BTW  HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the Tony Award Winning member or The Bruce Kimmel Rep Singers Mr. Michael Rupert who is 52 years young today!
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: bk on October 23, 2003, 04:02:14 PM
Cowboy U is one of those reality shows - you know, city slickers go to cowboy school for twenty days or something.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Michael on October 23, 2003, 04:02:35 PM
I wanted to add a photo of Michael. I hope I am doing this right
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jed on October 23, 2003, 04:04:33 PM
Umm, MDS... something tells me you weren't doing it right.  :)
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Matthew on October 23, 2003, 04:10:28 PM
DR JED - I played Fezziwig a few years ago, that was tons of fun, too.  Not as many lines and I shared the song with Mrs. Fezziwig.  I've never had to memorize a lot of lines before, and a song for that matter, I'm looking forward to it.  I'll keep you all posted on the process.  It won't  be as fun as the stuff S Woody's writes, but I'll try!  All this talk of chinese food is making me hungry for some.  DR Maya, I hope you find some also!   :D
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Michael on October 23, 2003, 04:12:33 PM
I know and I followed what Mr. Mark Bakalor said in the tech area as well. I am not sure what I am doing wrong. I have some other photos that I would like to share as well if I can get it to work.

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Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Noel on October 23, 2003, 04:19:51 PM
http://www.wordzworthproductions.com/_wsn/page2.html (http://www.wordzworthproductions.com/_wsn/page2.html)
The Christmas Bride was a musical written for theatre companies (and audiences) who are tired of A Christmas Carol and might want to do something else based on a Dickens Christmas story.

NoelKatz@aol.com for more info.

All this mention of Chainsaws reminds me that we reunited most of The Chainsaw Boys in the audience of Our Wedding - the musical: Bethany, Leo, Matt, Michael and Miriam.  I'd run into Karen on the day of my bachelor party.  Mike Bencivenga couldn't make it, since he had to attend a film festival in Austin where they were making a big fuss about his wonderful film, Happy Hour

I'm with WEL: Can't get used to the new board.  Sorry.

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Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 23, 2003, 04:25:06 PM
Tom from Oz:  I appreciate your posting.  I'm so glad you got your flag hoisted.  It looks quite lovely!

Sorry to read about the computer problems.  Perhaps Magnus and Fosca know something about it that they're not telling you!

And if you have any unexpected monthly expenses on your credit cards, you'd better do a search of the house for dog toys!  I've been suspicious of Miss Vickie for some time.  Her toy box always seems full and she's very attentive to it.  Cat slobber on all of them!

It has been a long week here in Oakland CA.  I'm looking forward to our own changeover to standard time this weekend. We change Sunday morning at 2.  An extra hour's sleep will be wondermous!

Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: bk on October 23, 2003, 04:26:01 PM
Just out of curiousity - what is it that you can't get used to, Noel?  The look?  The feel?  If you just stick with it you will be fine.  No, it's not what we had, but I find this more fun in a way, and  I was actually more worried about the change than any of you.  I find it no different, in fact, in terms of how I read the excellent posts, their content, etc.  The only thing that's different is the look and the feel and that I got used to instantly.  But, as I said, I know it will take others longer, and that's fine, as long as they stick with it.  The funny thing is, one tends to enjoy what one is used to - if we'd always had this board and then tried to make the change to something else, I guarantee you we would have the same problems and confusion.  However, the fact that so few ARE confused, is heartening and pleasing.  Once you have the hang of it, just go with it.  Forget everything else and just enjoy our new look and feel in terms of posting.  All else remains the same.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: TCB on October 23, 2003, 04:30:28 PM
DR MShayne (i.e. MDS)  Since I was just cast as Fagin in Oliver, I thought your reference to the food was very funny.  Sorry I didn't mention it before, but by the time I worked my way through all the posts I forgot what I was going to write.

Jed  Thanks for the tech help.  And congratulations to both you and Matthew for being cast in Christmas Carol.  Is that being done in Levenworth?  What are the dates?

Oh yes, the Topic of the Day:

Italian:  Lasagna (my own) or Seafood fettucine.
Mexican:  Arros con Pollo
Chinese:  Schezuan chow mein
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jed on October 23, 2003, 04:36:59 PM
TCB - Glad to see you are now bolding, italicizing, and underlining to your heart's delight!  Yes, the production of A Christmas Carol I'm in is indeed in Leavenworth.  We run the first three weekends of December.

What theatre company is your Oliver with?  And when are your performances?
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: bk on October 23, 2003, 04:37:38 PM
Ooh, I know what we haven't done yet:

Jeans, polo shirt, and beige socks
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jed on October 23, 2003, 04:38:48 PM
Oy, my sentence-ending prepositions... my dangling participles...  My English teacher grandmother would be so disappointed!

Enjoying your photo carousel, TCB.  Seems you have a different pic up every 10 minutes!
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jed on October 23, 2003, 04:41:47 PM
Green t-shirt, grey sweatpants... perfect for lounging about my apartment like so much fish on this night off from rehearsal.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jay on October 23, 2003, 04:42:49 PM
There once was a man from Parma

Whose ways were a source of alarm-a.

He joined Haines His Way,

Posted night and day,

And was blessed with a ton of Karma.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: TCB on October 23, 2003, 04:44:04 PM
A pair of Joe Boxers and black sox (Hmmm, could be porno film here somewhere)

Jed:  I am doing Oliver for a small company in Gig Harbor called Encore Theater.  We play Dec 12 through Jan 4.  Nothing like whores, thieves, drunks, and murder to put people in the mood for the holidays.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: George on October 23, 2003, 04:44:29 PM
I'm with WEL: Can't get used to the new board.  Sorry.

I, too, prefered the look and simplicity of the original version of HHW, but I know that I'll get used to the new version...mainly because it's a done deal and I have no choice (other than to leave and never come back, which is not really an option).  So, just keep telling yourself (as I do myself):

[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%] ;D  C H A N G E   I S   G O O D ! !  ;D[/move]

Ooo!  The smiley face glows, too!    ;D
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jay on October 23, 2003, 04:45:43 PM
DR JRand--

What is the history of 1757 N. Orange Grove Drive in lovely Hollywood, California?  I sometimes am in that part of town.  If you like, I can make it a point of passing by.  But I need, as they say, motivation.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jennifer on October 23, 2003, 04:45:55 PM
DR Ron wrote:
Quote
All right, Jennifer.  I've posted your summary via messaging.

I wouldn't post something here that might be a spoiler for someone.

I just needed to know if you wanted to know how it ended.

We get a repeat on Sundays of "Smallville," "Everwood," "Gilmore Girls" and one other show

Yeah I forgot the WB does the repeats.  Once the baseball ends, Fox might do some of that too. But right now, no repeats. Although my sis does get the WB. But Sunday is a crazy tv night!

Thanks for the summary. I appreciate it.

BK asked what people don't like about the change.

I'm getting used to it and like it fine.  But the other board was easier to read, and faster. On this board i find it takes so long just to read the notes and get to the place where you post. I know it's only 3 clicks. But it takes quite a while to do it.  Also the posts are so spread out.  I think I must be weird. But while I'm posting, I actually really like (looking under the message box) and reading the posts all condensed. It goes so much faster :)

I guess nobody wants my karma!




Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jay on October 23, 2003, 04:48:04 PM
Nothing like whores, thieves, drunks, and murder to put people in the mood for the holidays.

You talking about a play or the family dinner on Christmas day?
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jennifer on October 23, 2003, 04:51:36 PM
 I need 50 posts so I can have 2 stars!


Btw, I like the IM message feature. And I guess it's sort of cool to get an email telling me I have a message.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: TCB on October 23, 2003, 04:52:08 PM
Sorry about the revolving photo cube, they all end up looking so ugly, I think I will go back to Fred Flintstone.

Why is the quality so good on some of the photos and not .............. I know, Tech Support.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jennifer on October 23, 2003, 04:55:57 PM
Hey how come Noel has no karma?

Who can give out the karma anyhow? (besides BK and Mark and people getting 25 posts).  And do you guys have unlimited karma giving abilities?  

It's funny everyone was so happy this morning at the thought of getting some. I wanted some so much and I didn't even know what it was. But i definitely like it.

Hey isn't there a 3 day rule or something (you can't get more for that long). That sucks. Is there a reason for the rule (other than that you won't have to listent to me beg for 3 more days :)
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jed on October 23, 2003, 04:56:06 PM
Nothing like whores, thieves, drunks, and murder to put people in the mood for the holidays.

You talking about a play or the family dinner on Christmas day?

Now if my family were even close to being that interesting, I may find holiday dinners a bit more enjoyable!  :)

And, TCB, as I said, I've actually enjoyed the photo carousel.  Never know what's coming next.  I've dubbed the most recent one (at least as of two minutes ago) with the red tie your "Captain Kangaroo" pic.  My apologies if you've heard that too often (or if once is too often!).
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: TCB on October 23, 2003, 04:56:10 PM
Jay!!  When were you at my house for Christmas? :o
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 23, 2003, 04:56:57 PM
Charcoal Italian slacks; a burgundy/black vertical-striped microfiber long-sleeved shirt w/banded collar.  Dress shoes.

And in five minutes, a smile.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jennifer on October 23, 2003, 04:58:45 PM
So BK did you have General Taos chicken for lunch?

I am addicted to Chinese, Mexican and Greek food!
Do you think you could put pictures of food up in the picture place?

Btw, has anyone else been going Christmas shopping crazy? And I don't even celebrate the holiday. But actually I'm not buying for myself. But for my sister's niece and nephew (from their parents).
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 23, 2003, 05:00:23 PM
Oh!

Nothing in my VCR or DVD player, Jeepers Creepers and the new Clay Aiken CD in my CD player.  (I don't like the Aiken CD -- they make the whole album sound like it was processed for a non-singing boy-band member).  Aiken has pipes that he doesn't use on this album

Yuck.

BK:  When it looks like he's waning in popularity, do an album of B'way tunes with him.  It might be THE commercial event of whatever year it happens.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: TCB on October 23, 2003, 05:00:32 PM
Sadly, Jed, I have had many people think they are giving me a compliment by telling me I look like Captain Kangaroo.  So far, you are the only one still living.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 23, 2003, 05:02:25 PM
Everyone come down with me

To the bottom of the sea

......something...something.that rhymes with "E"....

At the Codfish Ball!
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 23, 2003, 05:05:28 PM
Lyrics keep running through my head:

Up, down
Flying around
Looping the loop
And defying the ground!

They're
All
Frightfully keen
Those Magnificent Men
Those Magnificent men
Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jed on October 23, 2003, 05:07:01 PM
TCB - For me it's just that pic that gives you the C.K. look.  I think it's the tie.  And thanks for letting me live...for now...  :)
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 23, 2003, 05:07:36 PM
They say there's a tree in the forest
A tree that will give you a sign
Come along with me
To the Sweetheart Tree
Come and carve your name next to mine.

Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 23, 2003, 05:07:58 PM
Who cares how cold and grey the day may be
Wait until dark and we'll be warm.....
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 23, 2003, 05:10:51 PM
If you're feeling fancy free
Come wander through the world with me
And every place you chance to be
Will be a lovely place

Two For the Road
We'll travel down the years
Collecting special memories

Collecting souvenirs
And living life
The way we please.

In summertime the sun will shine
In winter we'll drink summer wine
And every day that you are mine
Will be a lovely day

As long as love still wears a smile
I know that we'll be Two For the Road
And that's a long, long while

(or something close to that).

Geez, guess I'm on a mostly Mancini kick.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 23, 2003, 05:12:12 PM
All right!

I'm going home now.  I hope to see you all again very soon.

Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Ann on October 23, 2003, 05:22:37 PM
Goodness, what a lot of posts to come home to!  
TCB, congrats on the Fagin role.  I might have to come and check out that production.  Tacoma isn't that far away from Gig Harbor, after all.  My father played Fagin a few years ago in a community theater.  I, of course, will be catching DR Jed in Christmas Carol in Leavenworth.  
And while I'm on the subject of A Chirstmas Carol, I have a question for the group at large.  Years and years ago, when I was but a sprig of a girl, my family went to see a play which I believe was called Inspecting Carol.  A spoof of A Christmas Carol, I believe it was.  Even at a young age I found it hilarious, and I'd love to know who wrote the thing.  Anyone of our brilliant readers have a clue what I'm talking about??  ::)
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jay on October 23, 2003, 05:23:24 PM
For those of you who have interest in such matters:

Tonight is the official opening of the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles.  Designed by Frank Gehry, it is destined to become as identifiable a landmark of L.A. as the opera house is for Sydney, the Eiffel Tower for Paris, the Empire State Building for New York City, etc.

The opening of the hall is being marked by three gala concerts.

Tonight's program is more or less in the traditional classical vein.  Tomorrow night will be primarily newer "classical" (that's a bit of an oxymoron) music.  And Saturday night's concert will consist primarily of music from film.  There will be vocal selections, too, featuring Miss Audra MacDonald and Mr. Brian Stokes Mitchell.

All three concerts can be heard over the internet at http://www.kcrw.org/ (http://www.kcrw.org/) at 7:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Laura II on October 23, 2003, 05:32:41 PM
mmmm food...good topic! I'm about to have dinner  :) Can I get a Hoo and Ray?

My faves:
Italian: almost anything, especially my grandma's veal parmesan, cavatelli, and chicken marsala
Chinese: beef with mixed vegetables and fried wontons
Japanese: steak and miso soup...I'm having
Japanese on Saturday! I'm so happy!
American: cheeseburger and French fries
French: I LOVE this crêpe place in Philly (Beau Monde)! other than that, I haven't had that much French food.
I'll be happy with just about anything, especially filet mignon and mashed potatoes from the Pub in Jersey--no seafood though!

Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jay on October 23, 2003, 05:34:41 PM
DR Laura II--

So who's the dude in the picture with you?

P.S.  I adore polka-dot sundresses.  You look divine!
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jay on October 23, 2003, 05:35:56 PM
I was just wondering...

Is it seemly to be invited to "go down" at the top of each of these community forum pages? ;)
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jrand69 on October 23, 2003, 05:37:24 PM
DR JRand--

What is the history of 1757 N. Orange Grove Drive in lovely Hollywood, California?  I sometimes am in that part of town.  If you like, I can make it a point of passing by.  But I need, as they say, motivation.


DR Jay - thanks for asking.  It is the one-time home of the lovely Miss Allison  Hayes.  Would love to have a photo of the house if you are ever down that way!  Thanks so much.

What a lot of lovely posts.  Almost time for Most Extreme Elimination Challenge.  Television's own What's Up, Tiger Lily?
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jay on October 23, 2003, 05:37:30 PM
Hey!  Somebody gave me karma!  Hoo and ray!  And now that I'm at 26 posts, I can give karma myself!  Double hoo and ray!
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: TCB on October 23, 2003, 05:37:39 PM
Ann:  You are in luck!  I happen to know the answer to the question of Inspecting Carol . The play was actually written by Daniel Sullivan and the Seattle Rep.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jrand69 on October 23, 2003, 05:37:49 PM
Oh I have KARMA!!
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: George on October 23, 2003, 06:00:44 PM
:-*

I've been given a karma point!  Thanks to whoever karma'd me!   ;D

:-*
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: RonPulliam on October 23, 2003, 06:05:15 PM
And Saturday night's concert will consist primarily of music from film.  There will be vocal selections, too, featuring Miss Audra MacDonald and Mr. Brian Stokes Mitchell.


Ohhh, I get it!  I see it clearly.  They're saving the really GREAT stuff for Saturday night!

 ;D
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Joy on October 23, 2003, 06:09:02 PM
Mark, have you been handing out karma today?  You should wait until Halloween to hand out the karmas. . .

NO GROANING AT HHW! ! !
But can we throw tomatoes?
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Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: RonPulliam on October 23, 2003, 06:09:33 PM
I earned the ability to give Karma before leaving work (I'm under a different log-on at home and have only a handful of posts).  I karmaed many people before I left...double-karmaed a couple for the heck of it ('cause they DESERVED IT for being so calm over the past two days in dealing with our "issues").

And what the heck!  You all have pizazz and charisma...why SHOULDN'T you get a little karma at the outset just to make things shine!
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jay on October 23, 2003, 06:16:17 PM
I suspect there might be some who disagree, DR Ron.  It's all exciting stuff--

Tonight's program:

Los Angeles Philharmonic; Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor; Dianne Reeves, vocalist  Martin Chalifour, violin; Los Angeles Master Chorale; Grant Gershon, guest conductor

Smith: Star-Spangled Banner
Bach: Preludio from Partita No. 3, BWV 1006 for solo violin
Ives: The Unanswered Question
Gabrieli: Canzon septimi toni No. 2
Ligeti: Lux Aeterna
Mozart: Symphony No. 32 in G, K. 318
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

Friday night's program:

Los Angeles Philharmonic; Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor; Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Tracy Silverman, electric violin

Salonen: LA Variations
Lutoslawski: Cello Concerto
Adams: The Dharma at Big Sur (world premiere)
Revueltas: Sensemayá

Saturday night's program:

Los Angeles Philharmonic; Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor; John Williams, conductor; Josh Groban, special guest; Tom Hanks, special guest; Audra McDonald, special guest  Brian Stokes Mitchell, special guest; Steven Spielberg, special guest; Catherine Zeta-Jones, special guest

Williams: Soundings (world premiere)
Steiner: King Kong
Korngold: The Adventures of Robin Hood
Newman: Wuthering Heights
Rózsa: "Madame Bovary" Waltz
Various: Selection of songs, with guest vocalists
Bernstein: The Magnificent Seven
Williams: Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Goldsmith: Planet of the Apes
Herrmann: Vertigo
Herrmann: On Dangerous Ground
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: RonPulliam on October 23, 2003, 06:20:36 PM
We are only three posts away (now tow) from matching yesterday's total.

WOW!
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: MrMarkBakalor on October 23, 2003, 06:23:08 PM
I earned the ability to give Karma before leaving work (I'm under a different log-on at home and have only a handful of posts).  I karmaed many people before I left...double-karmaed a couple for the heck of it ('cause they DESERVED IT for being so calm over the past two days in dealing with our "issues").

And what the heck!  You all have pizazz and charisma...why SHOULDN'T you get a little karma at the outset just to make things shine!

Ron, why is it that you feel the need for more than one screen name? I didn't realize you had registered more than one. I'd like to respectfully request that you choose one or the other. There is nothing stopping you from using one screen name from work and home. Keeping each member to just one screen name allows us to better monitor the site and keep it running smoothly.

You can let me know by IM, if you'd like, which of the two you'd like to keep unless you'd like to delete one or the other yourself by pressing the delete member button at the bottom of your profile.

In addition, there is no such thing as "double karma." You have the ability to give someone karma once per three days. Any more than that and the additional karma's won't apply.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jay on October 23, 2003, 06:25:46 PM
Oh yes.  Highlights from all three of the L.A. Philharmonic/Walt Disney Concert Hall gala concerts will be broadcast on PBS next Wednesday evening, October 29, at 8:00 p.m.  (Check local listings.)
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: MrMarkBakalor on October 23, 2003, 06:29:52 PM
...and a big "welcome back" to Joy's now local user photo (though you no longer have the flat-top, ya know)! :)
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jennifer on October 23, 2003, 06:34:55 PM
How many people can I give karma to when I get to 25 posts? As many as I want who haven't had it in 3 days?
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jennifer on October 23, 2003, 06:36:08 PM
Oh I am at #25.

Drumroll please!!!!!!!
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: MrMarkBakalor on October 23, 2003, 06:37:54 PM
You can give or take karma to every member on the board.   You just can't give karma to a specific member if you've already modified their karma rating within the past 72 hours. :)
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jennifer on October 23, 2003, 06:42:20 PM
So I can give karma to whomever I choose, since I have thusfar modified nobody's karma.

Just one problem. I can't figure out how to do it :)

And yes Mark I am at the tech board now trying to figure it out.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jennifer on October 23, 2003, 06:44:10 PM
Oh how cute. Once you get to 25 posts, beside each person's post it says "boo or applaud".

I have a question I will post on the other board.  
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: MrMarkBakalor on October 23, 2003, 06:44:13 PM
Next to every members posts, for you since you now have the ability to modify karma, are two new links: applaud and boo. Click one of those links to add or subtract karma and you're done!
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Laura II on October 23, 2003, 06:45:40 PM
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DR Laura II--

So who's the dude in the picture with you?

P.S.  I adore polka-dot sundresses.  You look divine!


Jay, you made my day! Thank you so much for the compliment!!!!  :D The "dude" in the picture is Josh Hartnett. I met him the day after my birthday. I'm not fond of his movies (I don't think I'll ever be desperate enough to see Hollywood Homicide), but I find him quite nice to look at.  ;) Also, that is the only picture I have of myself on the computer. I don't have a scanner, but my uncle does, and I got the roll with this picture developed when I was at his place. Again, thank you so much!
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Joy on October 23, 2003, 06:52:32 PM
Nothing like whores, thieves, drunks, and murder to put people in the mood for the holidays.

You talking about a play or the family dinner on Christmas day?

LOL...you know, it does sound exactly like my family!!
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: bk on October 23, 2003, 06:52:33 PM
Just as a little test I timed how long it took for me to do the three clicks - I went to the end of the notes, clicked, clicked again on Daily Discussions, and clicked again on the current day's notes - total time: 17 seconds.  I do realize this will vary from computer to computer, but I'd be for most it would be that.   Therefore, it doesn't take any significant time to get to the posts - once there, it doesn't take any longer to read them than it did the old way - to read is to read, no matter where the posts are or how they look.  And, once you've read the notes and come for the first time, you can then direct link here and since you have the ability to go right to the last of the posts, my guess that makes it even faster.

Wasn't that informative?  After all your wonderful food choices where did I eat?  MacDonald's.  I was driving by and I just suddenly had a craving.  What can you do?
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jay on October 23, 2003, 06:57:55 PM
Not to be catty or anything...

I'm listening to the red carpet arrivals at the Walt Disney Concert Hall on KCRW and they just interviewed.......

Miss Liza Minelli.

My dears, the poor girl is slurring her words.  A lot.  A lot a lot.  
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: bk on October 23, 2003, 07:01:56 PM
Anyone else thinkin' we might just get to two hundred posts this fine evening?
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jennifer on October 23, 2003, 07:02:44 PM
I timed it on my computer. I went to haineshisway.com, didn't read anything, quickly clicked on box one, then box two, then today's forum, then screen 7. It took my computer 1 minute 20 seconds. And truthfully this is by far the fastest it's ever done. Usually it's taken MUCH longer than that.

Btw, I feel like an idiot. I thought that you could only give karma everytime you got to 25 posts. I didn't realize that at 25 posts you have the ability to give karma anytime you want (as long as it is not to the same peson within 3 days).
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 23, 2003, 07:04:59 PM
What I want to know is:

Where the frell is François?

We need some gallic sass, consarned it,  and I think we need it today!

 :(
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Laura II on October 23, 2003, 07:05:14 PM
Thank you to whoever gave me karma!!! Oh happy day!  :D I'm guessing it was Jay! :)  I'm a poet, and I didn't even know it! Sorry, sorry for all the silly rhymes, but I'm just giddy today!
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 23, 2003, 07:06:49 PM
If one karmic vote gets you all silly, then that second one ought to make you uncontrollably giddy!!!!! ;D
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jennifer on October 23, 2003, 07:07:16 PM
BK wrote:
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Therefore, it doesn't take any significant time to get to the posts - once there, it doesn't take any longer to read them than it did the old way - to read is to read, no matter where the posts are or how they look.

Btw, I like the new board. So don't see what I'm saying as complaining. I'm just trying to explain what others have said.  The reason why it takes longer to read the posts is because they are so spread out (which is why I really like reading them when they are all squished together when I post).  For me, my computer takes a while to load to the next page.  And it takes longer to refresh.

But I love all the features.

Btw, has anyone been using the IM emailing features?
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jrand69 on October 23, 2003, 07:07:20 PM
I think I will watch Born to be Bad with Miss Joan Fontaine!
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jrand69 on October 23, 2003, 07:09:00 PM
Congratulations to Mr BK, Mr Mark Bakalor, and Russell for getting us through two days.

The learning curve was steep - but we have made it!  BUT where is DR Jose?

Two Karma Points??!!!
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jennifer on October 23, 2003, 07:11:26 PM
RonP wrote:
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If one karmic vote gets you all silly, then that second one ought to make you uncontrollably giddy!!!!!


Well I think it would :D

Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 23, 2003, 07:11:32 PM
Don't you think you deserve them?

Two among us DO think so!

 ;D
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Laura II on October 23, 2003, 07:12:49 PM
Eek! i have three...count 'em, three karma points! Thank you all! You like me, you really like me!  ;D
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jennifer on October 23, 2003, 07:13:54 PM
I like the karma thing. But has anyone thought of what might happen if people start to subtract karma points?

I feel like an overly emotional girl. But it would make me very sad.

Anyhow, I'm leaving my computer now. Good night to all.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Joy on October 23, 2003, 07:14:24 PM
Yes, Mark, I no longer have a flattop, thank goodness!  And I managed to get that blue dye out, finally...

Jennifer, I got an IM from Dan-in-Toronto, who is having trouble with navigating the new board, but is working on the problem.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jennifer on October 23, 2003, 07:15:50 PM
Hmmm, only 17 more posts = another little star.

I'll bet you did this to make us post more!
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jennifer on October 23, 2003, 07:18:57 PM
For DR Joy: How could he IM you on here if he can't navigate this site?  Isn't IMing one of the more elaborate features.

Btw, has anyone else checked out the calendar. OMG, it has our birthdays listed. But even worse, it says how old we are turning.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Emily on October 23, 2003, 07:25:46 PM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]Good evening everyone!!![/move]

I realize that I said I was going to avoid all these moving coloured fonts... but danggit they are simply too tempting!  :)

Joy:  Your "special" happy faces are absolutely fabulous

Jennifer: Oooh!  Ooh!  I want Karma!  As your compatriot I DESERVE your karma!  

BK/Mr. Bakalor:  I think the booing could get really mean... do you think it's possible to remove the ability to take away karma points from the readers?

I have returned from my religious studies potluck.  It was okay but only about 20 people showed up - all of whom were graduate students or Bachelors of Theology and NOT the Department Undergrads for whom we were targetting the event.  Oh well.  Maybe we should hire Craig to do publicity for us? ;)

As for the corruption of the furture ministers, I was only able to talk to one even remotely normal guy.  Then I found out he was from Saskatchewan.  When I told him I worked for a Gun Control group he completely flipped out and basically started debating the subject very loudly.  At a Religious Studies Potluck.  In front of professors.  I made my points tactfully and ran.  

Why is it that the only people who find deign to talk to me at these events invariably turn out to belong to one of the following groups:

1) homeless men
2) gun nuts
3) guys with girlfriends
4) creepoes
5) reeaaallly pretentious grad students

I have awful luck in attracting members of the opposite sex.  :(
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Emily on October 23, 2003, 07:38:01 PM
We have 203 posts as of 10:37 EST

WOO HOO! YIPPEE! HUZZAH! :)

(there ain't no exclamation that can take the place of a good old fashioned Huzzah!)
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: François on October 23, 2003, 07:43:01 PM
Thanks Mark!

I'm a Kimlet AGAIN!

Can you believe it, folks, I was "denied" entry to the forum!
Unseemly, right?

i just feel "normal" now -- sigh --
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: MBarnum on October 23, 2003, 07:54:32 PM
Welcome back Francios, that is most unseemly to be denied entry!!!

Don't forget to make your French flag! We have been awaiting it!
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Angela on October 23, 2003, 08:05:57 PM
Whoa too many bells and whistles.  I keep saying to myself -- I enjoy change....  Change is a good thing...
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 23, 2003, 08:08:20 PM

Can you believe it, folks, I was "denied" entry to the forum!
Unseemly, right?


Thank goodness your karma is all smoothed over, finally!

Was it one of those Bush men holding you back?

One of those Amurrican fries guys?

Ooh!  Ooh!

French:  Pommes frites!
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Michael on October 23, 2003, 08:10:31 PM
I would like to give DR TCB a Karma point for being the only one who got my earlier posting of food choices and Oliver! I feel so much better now. Sometime I think on a different plane. (A Fantasy Island and/or a My Fair Lady reference and yes I know that is a different plain. But it is a homonym [sp?] so imagine if I was voicing it.)
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 23, 2003, 08:10:38 PM
Whoa too many bells and whistles.  I keep saying to myself -- I enjoy change....  Change is a good thing...

Do what many of us have done:

Take one bell and one whistle at a time!  Don't try to catch up all at once.

Mark Bakalor will answer any question you have about how to do a specific thing if you ask him at the Technical forum.

Experimentation is the key to much of it.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Laura II on October 23, 2003, 08:14:27 PM
DR MDS, I understood your reference, too, but unfortunately, I wasn't here earlier. I'm sorry! I must admit, I smiled when I came to your post, and I began to hum "Food, Glorious Food."  :)
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: DearReaderLaura on October 23, 2003, 08:16:51 PM
Good evening, folks. It's been a busy and difficult week here. Today was my mother's funeral service.

I look forward to investigating everything here when things calm down.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Michael on October 23, 2003, 08:21:33 PM
I can't give Karma to TCB until I post 25 times. I am getting there and I promise one I get there I will give him the Karma he deserves. Thank you Laura II for also noticing. I try to post things that average person won't get. That is why everone here is above average and we are all so vrey special.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jay on October 23, 2003, 08:21:59 PM
Dear Reader Laura--

My condolences to you on the loss of your dear mother.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Michael on October 23, 2003, 08:23:05 PM
DearReaderLaura. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. I must have missed the earlier postings. My thoughts and prayers are with you on this most difficult time.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Michael on October 23, 2003, 08:25:21 PM
Here is a picture of Jason Graae and Liz Callaway together! Jason told me that he didn't have any pictures of them together! I was so glad I was able to do this and I thought that I would share it with my fellow DR at HHW

I tried again and this time it worked. Look below!!!
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on October 23, 2003, 08:26:24 PM
My name is Arnold but I'm not Palmer
But I preyed and prayed and got my Karma.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Michael on October 23, 2003, 08:26:51 PM
Damn! I did it before and I know I can do it again. Try #2

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Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Laura II on October 23, 2003, 08:31:49 PM
DR Laura, I'm so sorry to hear about your mother. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: bk on October 23, 2003, 08:36:09 PM
Now, that's what I'M talkin' about.  Over two hundred posts and the evening is young, in fact the evening is younger than I am.  I am entirely jiggy with this new board.  For just two days I feel we have all adjusted rather splendidly.  I do know we will probably lose a dear reader or two out of stubbornness and an unwillingness to bend, and that is too bad.  I did everything I could to make this as friendly as possible, but some people just don't have the ability to put aside their stubborn nature.  So be it.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Craig on October 23, 2003, 08:37:42 PM
Well I am back from NINE..  What a treat to see Ms. Luker sing.. and that Sarah Gettelfinger ain't no slouch either!!  Kudos to all the ladies of NINE. Sitting 2 rows up from me was none other than Chita Rivera. You remember Chita, Bruce - from our dinner at Joe Allen.  Well.. I asked Chita at intermission if she was having a good time and if it was weird being in the audience. She gave me a smile and said yes.. and gave Eartha Kitt the thumbs up. She was also the first to her feet for Ms. Kitt at the curtain call.

I also had the pleasure of sitting a few seats away from Mr. Fillichia from TheaterMania, who I shared a delightful conversation with at intermission as well. Peter sends his best to you, Bruce..

More later.. I must get Juliana's Journal up!!
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Matt H. on October 23, 2003, 08:48:10 PM
For the DR who was asking about SMALLVILLE, I watched my recording of Wednesday's episode tonight, but I have forgotten what you wanted to know about it. BTW, I believe the WB is repeating the entire series now on Sundays rather than the previous week's episode. According to my cable guide a couple of weeks ago at the start of the new season, they began with the pilot that Sunday.

DR Ron, thanks for the serenade earlier tonight.

It's:  Come along and follow me
         To the bottom of the sea
         We'll join in the jamboree
         At the codfish ball.

I AM going to be calling you soon. I had to get over my flu to have a voice with which to talk.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Craig on October 23, 2003, 08:59:09 PM
A NEW Triple Juliana's Journal was just uploaded... Enjoy!!!
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Panni on October 23, 2003, 08:59:19 PM
Is food still being discussed? How about Hungarian food? A Wooden Plate -- which has everything you can think of on it. Huge! Yummy. There used to be a wonderful Hungarian restaurant in Studio City - The Hortobagy. I don't think it's there anymore. Shame. Are there other Hungarian restaurants of note in LA?
I'm SO looking forward to being back. There seem to be a number of interesting job possibilities - which may or may not happen. But it's nice to know that I'll be there to explore them.
Question: What happened to Swishy Sarah? I think I missed something.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: td on October 23, 2003, 09:16:59 PM
While we're on the subject of Jason Graae, here's a reminder of Saturday night in Pittsburgh . . .

As soon as I have finished off the roll, I'll post a picture of my dinner/concert companions and I enjoying ourselves before the show at www.redfinblues.com (http://www.redfinblues.com)

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Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Laura II on October 23, 2003, 09:20:32 PM
Thanks for the new entry of Juliana's journal! I really enjoyed it, as usual.

DR Panni--I do believe that Sarah's parents are not allowing her to post on the board until her algebra grade improves. She's also not allowed to chat on AIM. It's sad because we usually talk often, and I miss her, as we all do.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Craig on October 23, 2003, 09:28:43 PM
...I wonder who the last poster will be....
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Panni on October 23, 2003, 09:32:40 PM
Laura II - Thanks for letting me know what happened to Swishy. I think I was a bad parent - or maybe a really good one. I never did anything like that to my daughter. In my opinion, all it builds is resentment, not good grades. Anyway, they're HER grades. They should allow her to make the choice of how much time to spend studying and how much on HHW. You make the wrong choice, you live with the consequences. That's what builds character. (i'm talking about an older kid. Obviously, you don't say to a three-year-old "Step into traffic and see what happens." Unless you're Mrs. Kritzer, of course.)
BTW - I tried to put "her" in italics by highlighting the word and clicking on the Italics icon, but what I got was: . Why?
And then I tried to underline, using the same method and got: . Again...why? I finally just put the word in caps, which makes it seem like I'm shouting "HER grades"....
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Laura II on October 23, 2003, 09:37:15 PM
Panni--I know you weren't shouting. :) Btw, I think there was a question about the italics earlier, but I do not know the answer to your question. What I do know is that we all hope Sarah comes back soon!
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Laura II on October 23, 2003, 09:41:48 PM
Panni, I think I came up with the answer about italics and underlining. You need to highlight the word you'd like to italicize or underline, and they you press the button. Your word needs to fall within those symbols. testing hello
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Laura II on October 23, 2003, 09:42:21 PM
All right, that worked, so there's the answer! :)
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jed on October 23, 2003, 10:27:20 PM
MDS - Just because we don't comment on a reference, that does not at all mean we didn't catch said reference.  I'm sure there were many of us (if not most) among the HHW crowd who certainly caught your joke, but just didn't respond to it.

Panni - Yes, as Laura II said, the key is to get the text you wish to have bold/italicized/underlined/whatever in between the commands.  The "type-highlight-special function" instructions don't work for me either.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: bk on October 23, 2003, 10:30:08 PM
Using the buttons is simple - highlight the word, press the button and POST.  It doesn't show up until you POST.  In other words you have the hieroglyphics until you POST.  If you want to see what it REALLY looks like BEFORE you post, hit PREVIEW.  This has been a public service announcement from bk.

Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jed on October 23, 2003, 10:33:56 PM
Have to disagree with you here, BK.  While highlighting the text and clicking the button seems to work for you, for some of us it doesn't.  Even after posting, using that method gives us the commands sitting there like so much fish after the text we intend to alter.  For those of us for whom that is the case, we must make sure that our text in enclosed within the commands.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jed on October 23, 2003, 10:38:17 PM
Ron Pulliam - Did I miss something in my unseemly errant and truant-ness of the past month?  I thought you lived in Oakland, and yet I just saw your pin placed in South Carolina on the member map.  I seem to remember SC being your homeland, but did you move back there recently?

And good to see that WFO has finally found dry land!  Of course, he may have been enjoying himself off the eastern coast of Africa...
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: MrMarkBakalor on October 23, 2003, 10:42:15 PM
Highlighting the text and clicking the desired function button will work for most members but clearly not for all. For instance, it doesn't seem to work with Netscape browsers. Making sure the [ ] and [/ ] tags are surrounding the text you are trying to effect will indeed do the trick. Feel free to test away on the button testing free for all on the tech support board!
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jason on October 23, 2003, 10:49:59 PM
I'm here! I don't know that I'll be the last poster of the evening, but I'm here now, and that's what counts. This has been a horribly long day, which began with me nearly blowing my top and quitting my job at MTI.

Remember Vanessa--the 20-year old Dragon Lady who thinks she's my boss and treats me like shite? Well, for the last two days, she's gotten back into her "I'm your boss...I'm going to tell you what to do like you're a 4-year old and you'll do it" mode and I'm fed up with it. Even the office manager is following her orders! What's that about?!?! She talks to me like I've never filed a paper in my life (remember, I've been there FILING for nearly a year) and when I give her a bit of attitude in return you'd think I'd slapped her across the face with my glove--like they used to in the olden days when they'd say, "Dartagnion...how dare you!" (Oh! A GUFFMAN reference). Anyway, for the last two days, the other two temps have been filing HER stuff (imagine a pile of papers about an inch thick divided between two people. It should be about two hours' work--tops) and I've been stuck sorting, alphabetizing and filing all the documents for amateur licensing (imagine a stack of papers quite literally eight inches high. We have over 40,000 amateur files, and I'm apparently stuck with all of them) and she's in the kitchen, sauntering around getting tea and stopping here and there to chat and then she gets on her cell phone and saunters about like she's the Queen Bee and we're all her drones--me especially--and she talks and talks and talks, and from time to time she can be found on her throne at her desk, pretending to flip through papers. Then she finds piles of papers and files and throws them down on the table in front of me, tells me what to do with them (I think I have a WONDERFUL idea of what to do with them) and she walks away.

I rarely use this word in a serious way to describe anyone, but this girl is the epitome of the word BITCH. There, I've said it and I won't apologize for it. She's a bitch and I'm tired of her Dominican attitude. Stupid girl doesn't even know that Louisville is in Kentucky--she thinks it's in Tennessee. Now, I can understand if people genuinely don't know their geography, but when it's written on a piece of paper in front of you and you STILL don't know where it is, that's pretty stupid. And this girl wants to be a lawyer!?!? Dios mio, ayudeme!

And now I will step down off my soapbox.

Joy: I loved the chainsaw thing. How funny!

MDS: I got the OLIVER thing right off. I probably wouldn't have mentioned it, but I am mentioning it because you wanted us to.

DR Laura: You and your family are still in my prayers. I'll get your package in the mail ASAP.

MBarnum: Pickled pigs feet? And you CRAVED THEM?!?! I'm from Kentucky and I've never even had those. For such a handsome man, you sho' do have an interesting taste for food. ;)

Chinese: General Tso's Chicken; Chicken Fried Rice from Ollie's Noodle Shop on 44th Street between B'way and 8th.

Italian: Chicken Parm with angel hair pasta, garlic bread galore and a nice salad.

Mexican: Beef tacos (strips of beef are great, but ground will do), chicken tacos, and my very favorite: Beef Chimichangas!!!

English: Shepherd's Pie with a hot cross bun or shortbread biscuit.

French: Umm...I don't know from French food, I'm afraid. :\ Francois: Teach me.

Greek: Dunno from that, either.

Good old Amuricun: Fried chicken with mashed taters (with gravy, of course), corn, green beans, homemade biscuits (with gravy, of course) and pumpkin pie.

Mark, Russell, Craig, BK and whoever else may have worked on this here site: Kudos to you all. I love, love, love it.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Laura II on October 23, 2003, 10:53:32 PM
just a reminder, you can always preview the post before you actually post it so that you can see if your additions work.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jason on October 23, 2003, 10:57:39 PM
Whoever gave me karma: Thanks! :)
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Laura II on October 23, 2003, 10:58:26 PM
DR Jason: Here's to a much better tomorrow!
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]~~~~~~~Happy vibes ~~~~~~~[/move]

Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jason on October 23, 2003, 11:01:13 PM
A friend of mine spotted Wonder Woman on the street the other day and happened to snap a picture of her before she...um...ran off.

Shield your eyes!
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Tomovoz on October 23, 2003, 11:01:42 PM
Maybe it's just my age but it now takes me over 5 minutes to get to the stage where I can post - and that's without reading all the day's materials or including the topic notes I read earlier. I suspect that the new format is not user friendly to "dial-up" users like myself.
It will be interesting to see the "speed" when I eventually get to use  ADSL connection whcih has just been available in this somewaht rural area.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jason on October 23, 2003, 11:02:29 PM
Let's see if it worked THIS time...

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Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: MrMarkBakalor on October 23, 2003, 11:03:20 PM
yer welcome :)
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jed on October 23, 2003, 11:19:23 PM
(http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0903/sprachlos/speechless-smiley-040.gif)

Sweet jeebus!  That just ain't right, Jason!!!


Note: The smiley above appears animated in my preview, but not when I see it posted.  Hope all y'all are getting the animation
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Ann on October 23, 2003, 11:19:45 PM
Yikes...that's all I have to say..yikes.  (In response to WW pic)
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jason on October 23, 2003, 11:21:41 PM
Jed: Hahahahahaha!! I'm seriously laughing out loud at your response. It makes one wonder, don't it? Where DID she find that wig? ;)

Ann: I agree. YIKES!
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Laura II on October 23, 2003, 11:24:44 PM
That is so incredibly frightening! Oy vey! It creeped me out and gave me a good laugh at the same time.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Ann on October 23, 2003, 11:27:28 PM
I'm never gonna make it to 25 posts at this rate... :(
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jed on October 23, 2003, 11:30:41 PM
Assuming that my smiley animation is working on better machines than mine, I need to thank Joy for directing us to that wonderful smiley website (http://www.clicksmileys.com)!
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jed on October 23, 2003, 11:34:35 PM
Oh wow... didn't realize I'd already posted enough to become another Karma Fairy!  How fun.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: DearReaderLaura on October 23, 2003, 11:35:25 PM
Thank you, folks, for your condolences. How great it is to know there are folks who care about you.  
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jason on October 23, 2003, 11:38:01 PM
You will all be glad (and frightened to know) that Wonder Woman is now on my desktop. I regret to inform you, however, that the desktop is now suffering from a pulled groin muscle and a strained back.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jason on October 23, 2003, 11:40:13 PM
What's this I see? A SECOND karma?? Wow! Now if I could only get to 25 posts to return the sentiments...
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jed on October 23, 2003, 11:43:33 PM
Jason, after sharing Wonder Woman with us, a little karma is the least I could do! :)
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Angela on October 23, 2003, 11:45:21 PM
Ron:  At this rate, it's going to take me forever to learn all the new stuff.   And you know, that's okay!

Alas, my Karma continues to be Zero!
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: bk on October 23, 2003, 11:48:15 PM
Well, I'm glad I'm not using Netscape then.  Tom from Oz, I'm on a dialup and it takes me seventeen seconds.  I guess not all dialups are created equal.  Still, as long as you get to the posts that's all that counts.

Angela, you have karma now.  8)
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jed on October 23, 2003, 11:51:06 PM
It's not Netscape that keeps me from being successful with the highlight+button method, 'cuz I use IE.  I blame my situation (as I blame most of my situations) on using a Mac.  Everything can be blamed on Macs.  Macs and the metric system (no offense to our metric friends).
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Angela on October 23, 2003, 11:56:01 PM
Thanks BK for the Karma.  

Actually, I was just reading everything you ever wanted to know about Karma.  When is the quiz?
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jed on October 24, 2003, 12:00:55 AM
Ok, Angela... pop quiz... multiple choice, short answer, and essay... get out your number 2 pencil... :)
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Laura II on October 24, 2003, 12:03:57 AM
All right, it's 3:00 here, so I really must be getting to bed! I've had fun tonight. You keep me entertained! Also, as I haven't done so already, I must say a HUGE thank you to everyone who had a hand in creating this new board. I love it!
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Angela on October 24, 2003, 12:05:09 AM
Jed: Here's a question??  

How do you get the flag in your profile?  I missed that part of the class.....
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jed on October 24, 2003, 12:08:47 AM
Angela - I believe the flag automatically appears if you've entered in your country in the location section of your Profile.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: bk on October 24, 2003, 12:13:21 AM
I may be wrong, but I think you have to use the map function, and enter all your info there and place your pin in the map.  It's scads of fun.  And damn Macs, damn them all to hell.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Angela on October 24, 2003, 12:15:09 AM
Oy, I finally did it!
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jed on October 24, 2003, 12:15:40 AM
Ahh yes, after looking at what info is on the Edit Profile page, I see that our dear BK is quite correct.  Your flag appears if you enter your country in the "Member Map" section.  I think you can actually enter that without placing your pin in the map, if you prefer.
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: bk on October 24, 2003, 12:26:57 AM
The new notes are up, and the current day's posts will be up as well, in about two minutes.  Congrats to everyone on a helluva posting day!
Title: Re:SUCCESS D'ESTIME
Post by: Jed on October 24, 2003, 12:27:19 AM
Ha!  Ron Pulliam, you've made a liar of me!  Going and moving your pin from SC to Oakland!  Messing with my mind you are!!! (http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0903/aktion/action-smiley-060.gif)

Loving these animated smileys, Joy!